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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TEL Continued Cool Weather on Pace Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Congressional Showdown On Restrictive Labor Legis lation Delayed SENATE STUDIES QUESTION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April vig orous fight by union leaders to prevent the inclusion of wage controls in a general antiinflation program seemed likely today to delay a congressional showdown on the enactment of restrictive la bor Confronted by a strong union stand against any plan that would entail the freezing of the White House reportedly has asked congressional leaders to postpone action until President Roosevelt can draft a message dealing with the inflation question and outlin ing his war labor The labor question was before the Senate today on a motion by Senator Connally DTex to take up his bill authorizing the govern ment to seize strikebound war freezing their working con ditions but permitting adjustment of wage disputes by a special In response to White House ap Connally may agree to delay argument on his motion for a Presidential advisers wer known to have been working on a plan for the general freezing o prices and payments for services the latter including not only work ers wages but salaries and bonus es of executives as welL Also ti be it was would bi a formula for the limitation of war Turn to Page 2 ANOTHER FIRE ON THE NORMANDIE Almost obscured smoke lies the overturned hull of the former French liner Normandie at her pier in the Hudson River at New York as another fire was being fought on the great The liner turned over and is half submerged after the fire of Feb ruary Riser Raisin Pollution Being biscussed Before Stream Control Commission Members of the Adrian com mission and LeVern Snedeker city are in Lansing today where they were requested to ap pear before the Michigan stream control commission to discuss the control of River Raisin Todays meeting resulted from recent reports from Blissfleld thai the river is being polluted fceyteflc the safety point at the place where that village obtains its drinking The last time the commission appeared before the stream con trol the city was di rected to build a new sewage treatment plant which it promptly At the same representa tives of several other communities and institutions which emptiec into the river were ordered 1o treat their waste according to state With one or two Adrian was the onlj community or institution repre sented at that meeting which com plied with the commissions During the last year or two the industrial growth anc some residential expansion in Ad rian has resulted in an overtaxing of the disposal plants capacities The result is that at certain times daily the plant is unable to treat all of the sewage that reaches it and it is necessary to pass some of this untreated City officials admit sewage into the that this condition must be Com missioner Adelbert Vedder said re cently that he plans to install pipe at the plant which will bypass the settling which are some of a in an at tempt to speed up the sewage Because of the Lansing the weekly city commission meet Ing usually held Monday is sched uled tomorrow afternoon at Paul head of the speech department at Adrian College for the last two resigned Friday and this morning began work at the American Chain Cable Com pany The cause of the resignation was not immediately Samuel president of the declined to comment today and Cairns could not reached at his factory In the the speech clas ses of Cairns were not meet Ing Rehearsals for the col lege commencement The Silver also were halted and members of the cast were concern ed about when they would be re Cairns conducted the first rehearsal Cairns graduated from Ad rian College in 1939 and began work on his Master of Arts degree at the University of Michigan that He succeeded Robert Vogel as head of the speech department Last summer Cairns married Miss Betty Mellott of He expects to be drafted for duty in the Army eaaly in RETURNS TO OFFICE WASHINGTON April 20 m Secretary of State Hull returned to his office today after a rest of several weeks in Blaze Started By Spark From Welders Torch NEW April 20 broke out Saturday night in a low er hold of the former French liner Normandie which has been lying on her port side halfsubmerged at her pier since flames crackled through her last February A message received at police headquarters said the blaze was started by a spark from a welders landing on cork A spark from a similar torch was said to have started the prev ious A congressional inves tigation committee this week at tributed the first fire to careless ness and asserted there was no ev idence of Cut Hole in Ship Since the first salvagers have been working on the damag ed The latest fire appeared to shore observers to be situated between the stern and the middle part of the Firemen cut a hole ap proximately six feet square in the starboard side and inserted revolv ing nozzles to spray water in the No flames were seen coming rom smoke seeped out and quickly drifted eastward over the Three Alarms Sounded First alarm for the fire was sounded from the pier at Shortly before 7 a second alarm rang and 40 minutes ater a third alarm was sent Two fireboats steamed to the aier from the Hudson and began playing water on the County Residents Contribute to War Effort In March Sale of United States savings aonds in the five Adrian financial firms and the post office during he month of March amounted to At the same the post office reported the sale oi worth of war savings The March bond figure was slightly smaller than the February when United States saving bonds were sold in Stamp sales showed a considerable ncrease over the reported for the city in Throughout Lenawee county in complete figures indicate that from bonds and rom stamps was contributed to the war bringing the Len awee total to for These figures do not in clude the totals from some of the smaller Taking the county as a he March figures are well ahead f when the total was The total Lenawee sale ince the bonds went on sale last May is now upwards of For the period from February 0 to March the city of Hudson eported the sale of hi rands and in For he month of March the village of ecumseh reported a total sale of divided between in bonds and in Morenci reported the sale of 225 in bonds during the month of torch to take first place in the otal volume of The stamp ale report was not Reports from various towns are as follows Japan Jittery After Air Raids By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The air raids which bore total war home to Japan for the first time Saturday dealt her a jolting blow both materially and spirit it became increasingly evi dent today despite her efforts to belittle As in jang ling the enemys nerves as the un startling bombardment it was the mystery of how the bombers got What Japan would most like to no is that the attacking planes are back aboard aircraft carriers hurying at top speed out of flying The Japanese perhaps has suggested that the air raiders were seabased but the only indications so far have been contrary to such a Martin bombers were said by the Japanese to have swept miles of their what were were the United States Armys B26 medium bom bers army rather than navy planes and too large to be launched from a Reuters news agency report from Chungking to day said the planes had reached their destination This evidently meant their return to Turn to Page 2 WILLltMIM The April quota of men to be inducted into the Army from Len awee county will leave by train tomorrow night for No Blissfield Clinton ecumseh ludson Morenci Derfield asper Bonds 550 Stamps 700 173 122 50 HAMPERED BY WEATHER April 20 yp Poor isibility over the continent kept lie RAF grounded last night but British sources said today that mall fighter forces made sweeps ver Northern France yesterday without meeting tices have been sent instructing the draftees to report at the Ad rian armory at It will take about an hour for the draft board to register the and they will leave from the Wabash station at Since the draft board has no means of transporting the men from the armory to the they have been instructed to make their own The men will be kept overnight in Detroit and are scheduled to appear at the Detroit induction station Wednes day The Lenawee draft board has re ceived notice that effective May its office will be open from to Monday through The present 9 to noon and from 1 until 5 from Monday through Friday with noon closing make it difficult for many registrants to call at the draft board offices con cerning their individual The new hours will take effect in all large according to the notice from state selective service Bigger Fines Are Coming If Speeding Justice Says The Adrian police departments campaign against speeders started bearing fruit over the week end with the result that six of the nine motorists arraigned before Justice Franklin Russell were charged with They found out the hard way that 30 means 30 in Justice Russell said today that he intends to increase the fines for speeding if violations continue des pite the police Well try this schedule of fines for a week and if it doesnt do any good well raise he Leland Butler of 955 Hoch Avenue and Robert Loveland of 734 East Beecher Street paid the heaviest penalties of a 55 fine and costs of 51 Butler was charged with speeding 52 miles an hour on Beecher Street and Love land pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding 50 miles an hour on East Church Glenn Housler of Seneca paid 55 for speeding 45 miles an hour on West Beecher Harold Lewis of 476 Bristol paid a 54 penalty speeding 43 miles lour on East Mauniee Roy Baker of Route paid a 54 penalty for driving 43 miles an hour on South Main Ken neth Adams of 817 Chestnut Street paid 54 for speeding 40 miles an hour on Elm Charged with passing another car at an Ralph Straiten of 720 East Beecher Street pleaded guilty He paid a 3 fine and costs of Arraigned today on a charge of failing to stop at the intercestion iof Treat and Center Arthur Raymond of Route paid a 52 fine and costs of Because of difficulty in obtain ng chairs to fill the main floor of he Civic Auditorium at Adrian College and because of difficulty in transporting what chairs are avail able from a number of different the patriotic rally arrang ed by the eight Lenawee county American Legion posts Thursday night will be held at the Adrian The change of location was announced today by Harold Toote who Is in charge of rally We scoured the city looking for Foote said and Jie best we could do was get a few lere and a few We immed ately were faced with a problem n transportation and bookkeeping n geting chairs back to the right We decided the best bet was to hold the rally at the ar Several hundred connected seats are available at the armory and we can move in a few extra chairs to fill the auditorium We will be able to seat over persons in the armory without dif iiculty and that seems to be the best we can Harley Robison of 411 Divi sion Street paid 52 today for park ing overtime in the business dist rict WPBs Labor Division to Be Reorganized 20 Creation of a ninemember war manpower commission headed by Federal Security Administrator Paul McNutt added impetus ov er the weekend to the task of mobiling men and women for the nations war production effort to fill industrys anticipated need of additional workers in nineteen hundred and Designed to meet manpower needs of the Army as well as pro the agency membership will besides chair man Donald Nelson of the War Production Board and representa tives of the Agricul ture and Labor the selective service civil ser vice and a new labor section of the Under executive order McNutt was given power to issue direc ives to all federal agencies now dealing with the recruiting and raining of as well as to see that adequate supplies of agricultural and industrial work ers At the same time it was an nounced from the White House hat the WPBs labor division leaded by Sidney Hillman would je organized into a labor produc tion that most of the old divisions functions would be trans ferred to McNutts commission and that Hillman had been ap pointed a special assistant to the President on labor Officials said creation of the manpower board involved no com pulsory labor but rather was an effort to classify all ablebodied persons as to their best fitted con iributions to the war effort No announcement was made as o who would head the WPBs new abor production JAPANESE SAY 1 ITS M CAPTURED Claim Rest of Attackers of Japan Fled to Chinese Mainland SAY 10 PLANES IN RAID By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN April of about 10 American bombers which took part in the raid on the Japanese island Saturday was forc ed down and its crew of five mem bers Japanese imperial headquarters said today in a broadcast heard by The five prisoners are being ex amined by Japanese the broadcast adding that their names and other matter will be broadcast as soon as the examination is Some of the enemy planes which escaped being shot the broadcast are under stood to have fled to the Chinese There was no definite word of where the planes came from but the communique declared that three aircraft carriers had ap peared far off the Japanese main These fled without ap proaching Japanese in fear of Jap anese The communique identified the planes as D25 type al though it described the one that was forced down as the North American 48type Planes Identified The broadcast said Announc ing the details of American air raid on Saturday on the Japanese the imperial headquar ters in its communique at oclock this afternoon disclosed that the number of American planes which flew over the Japan ese mainland was around con sisting of North American D25 type the broadcast These planes alone or in small formations of visited sever on the the com munique adding that some of the enemy planes which escap ed being shot down are under stood to have fled to the Chinese The communique announces that throughout the points where the 10 planes visited the damages were extremely The communique added that at dawn Saturday an enemy force consist ing of three aircraft carriers ap peared on the high seas far off the Japanese but fled Five United States pilots were One of the United States which conducted an indiscriminate bombing attack upon Tokyo attempted to escape to the mainland of China but was forced to land in a moun tainous area in Yamanashi prefec ture in Central owing to some trouble with the Five members of the crew of this enemy plane were immediate ly captured and interned by the Japanese ENEMY SUB SHELLS OIL INSTALLATIONS NEAR PANAMA CANAL April 20 enemy submarine prowling within 750 miles of the Panama Canal fired a number of shells at important oil installations at Bullen Bay on this island before dawn Sunday but an official an nouncement said all the projectiles A coastal defense battery went into action immediately the announcement the enemy stopped dived and did not make any further The coming at 3 and directed at installations of the Royal Dutch Shell was the third against the garri soned Dutch West Indies in little more than a In the first on seven tankers were torpedoed and sunk or damaged off Curacao and the island of 50 miles to the and an attempt was made to shell oil on Three days later a submarine sents hells hurtling again at oil in stallation an Aruba but failed to larm A was torpedoed off the MacArthur Plans Offensive As Allied Fliers Destroy 40 Jap Planes On Ground Stage Set For Showdown fflfjj On Stand On War April 20 stage was set today for a show down on the Republican partys stand on war as members of the national committee convened to map the GOP fall Party leaders disclosed they were ready to present resolutions relating to the war stand and there was a strong possibility of a pro tracted discussion before final com mittee Wendell the GOP 1940 Presidential had pre pared for the committee a resolu tion repudiating the doctrines isolationism and urging that the party undertake just and reason able international Also ready for the committees consideration were resolutions by Senators Robert Taft of Ohio and Wayland Brooks of Illinois which drew criticism from Sinclair national committeeman from Massachusetts and the partys Thus the committee was to act on proposals by one group which had favored aid to nations fighting the Axis and by another faction before Pearl was for Chairman Joseph said that all resolutions would be offered to a committee on resolu tions before being submitted to the national Weeks said supporters of the Willkie measure would fight such is a chance above all others Petain Places Civil Authority In His Hands April 20 tionist Pierre new chief ol the Vichy called the first formal meeting of his minis ters today to take up the mandate handed them by Marshal Petain amid a crisis which Petain com pared with that of Frances defeat in In a few sentences broadcast to the French people the aged Marshal stated the duties which as chief of had delegated to the new chief of the government and exhorted them to stand behind Lavals regime with a single Now that his organization has been is ex pected to broadcast a message to the nation Petain placed French civil au thority in Lavals hands anc French military authority in those of Admiral Jean Parian withthese Admiral Darlan who remains my designated successor will as sume the defense of our territory and our Pierre Laval will exercise un der my authority direction of in ternal and external policy of our It is with him that at the most tragic moment of our disaster founded the new order which mtist assure the arising again of France your your patience and your patriotism will aid us to triumph over our trials and Come with a single line up with the t will give you new reasons for faith and In a statement to the La val asserted that his government functioned by virtue of the dele gation of power which the Mar hal has confided to me and that Petains authority was indispensa ble for me to fulfill my With Lavals announcement that Jean Francois 49 yearold air commander in lad been named secretary of state for the only post left unfilled was that of minister of industrial AUCTIONS April Furniture Winter Fred Greenwauld See on Market Coughlin Assumes Responsibility For Control of Social Justice ROYAL April 20 Charles Royal Oak in a public statement today assumed personal responsi bility for control of the magazine Social its policies and its contents if social as Attor ney General Biddle is reported to have declared in his press confer is clearly Biddle announced Friday at Washington that a special District of Columbia grand jury would in vestigate all phases of the publica tion of Social a magazine which Father Coughlin founded in but with which the priest has disavowed any connection since nineteen The Attorney Generals action came after an order from the Post masterGeneral barring the peri odical from the mails for alleged seditious Father Coughlin has stated that Social Justice is owned by his par Thomas and Amelia Cough lin of Royal Perrin Schwartz is its priests statement assuming responsibility for the magazines pronouncements was issued in a press conference this morning at the rectory of the Shrine of the Little Flower with Coughlins personal a page proof of the April 27 issue of Social Justice was distributed to newsmen by one of the priests office It stated the magazines intent to continue and added If Social Justice Publishing Company by lawful authority is re quired to suspend publication or is forbidden to distribute its publica tion it goes without saying that it will It will observe liter ally and faithfully the decrees of any lawfully constituted Until and unless the publication and distribution of Social Justice are forbidden by lawful Social Justice Publishing Company in accordance with its consti tutional continue to issue within the limited spheres available to distribute the publi Attorney General Biddle said at Washington Friday that the gov ernment would take all necessary steps to prevent distribution of the magazine outside the such as by express Express com pany officials at Detroit have said they would refuse to accept mate rial which has been barred from the j for the Republican party to take a clearcut positive position on the great issues which face this coun Weeks said in a I have seen the Brooks and Taft resolutions and do not consider them in any adequate from this I am also infor med that Senator Taft said he did not propose to go further in his declaration than to declare for vigorous prosecution of the This attitude does not suffice to cover the proper ol the issues which confront of is but here is a vital opportunity for the Republican party not only to declare that isolationism is deac today but that it dead for all time Brooks resolution was not made but the only postwar re ference in the Taft re solution was for the restoration of all rights and freedoms surren dered to the administration during the Taft at a press that we are in no po sition yet to decide what kind of peace there should who was not here for the said in New York that if the Republican party is to re main an effective instrumentality of party it must not only repudiate completely and ab solutely the doctrines of isolation but it must also with cour age and imagination recognize that after the must play its full part in world affairs anc help lead the peoples of the world to peace and His resolution asks for a vigor ous prosecution of the at whatever cost in energy or human and urges the part to pledge no peace with the Axis except peace with victory however persuasive the propagan da in which such proposals may be Taft was on record urging un qualified and aggressive support to the President in the prosecution of the and also said that onl a vigorous minority party can in sure to the people a vote in favor of improved methods in the con duct of the Chairman Martin also emphasiz ed the minority partys right to criticize but urged an end to all attempts io inject partisan politics into the war By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ing of an intense Japanese effort to batter the Philippine Island fortress of Corregidor into helplessness by bombs and siege guns was report ed today by the War the the From new positions on Bataan Peninsula and from south shore of Manila Bay the foe began an intense artillery bom bardment and for the first time dive bombing raids were made on Defending gunners replied effec to the new silencing at least three a communi que and breaking up three motor truck and troop con centrations on Five dive bombing raids were made on Corregidor and in ad dition Japanese light bombers at tacked Corregidor and Fort Hughes several times from high One bomber was hit by anti aircraft the War Department Meanwhile near on the island of Mindanao more than 500 miles to the an Ameri anFilipino patrol ambushed two jus loads of Japanese troops and inflicted numerous The three enemy batteries silen ced by the Forts guris were in officials to at least four and possibly five which it was announced yesterday had been put out of action in the past few Bombing attacks on the besieged sland forts have been confined thus far to high altitude level officials The dive bombers operated on Sutaan Peninsula before de fenses there were they were particularly deadly after antiaircraft defenses had re ADOLF HITLER IS S3 TODAY BERLIN From German Broad casts April 20 Hitler spent his 53rd birthday at his head quarters in immediate charge of DNB dispatches said The only difference in the rou tine was a slightly more elaborate luncheon with Field Marshal Goer Admiral Air Field Marshal Erhard Milcn and Franz chief of the general as his The Berlin correspondent to the Swedish newspaper re ported that Hitler as a birthday a globe of the world m which America and the Western Hemisphere do not The globe is believed to be the oldest in existence dating from about The donor was not Allied Chiefs Meet In Con ference of Highly Con fidential Nature By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARMY April racing through tropical rainstorms in one of their were report ed today to have destroyed 40 Jap anese bombing and fighting planes on the ground in two raids ou While these continuing attacks indicated American and determination to press the Jap anese in their outer rim bases and perhaps force them to relax their Douglas MacArthurs new high command in the south west Pacific began a swift mapping of plans to carry out instructions to prepare an As an initial Prime Minister John Curtin met with MacArthur and other allied service chiefs in a conference on a highly confident ial The attacks on Rabaul in New Britain were made Saturday and Thousands of pounds of high explosive were said to have been dropped on Lakunai airdrome wrecking blast ing to pieces at least four navy zero fighters with direct hits and wreck ing many others with flying Moored flying boats were set on fire by another wave of while in a heavy attack Sunday at least one Japanese ship in Rabaul harbor was reported damaged by bomb Swoop Out of Clouds The pilots at Lakunai swooped out of low fought their way through heavy antiaircraft bar rage and turned loose their bombs and machine The operation was described as highly Turn to Page 2 STEP UP AIR Large Scale Land Operations Expected to Start By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ing German air activity was re ported today from many sectors the front amid indications of an improvement in the weather con ditions upon which the launching of large scale land operations are Russian dispatches said the Nazis were blasting away at railway airdromes and front line positions with their sometimes hurling 50 planes against a single objective in the biggest air attacks of the On the southern the Ger mans were reported to have launched several tank attacks with air support in an unsuccessful attempt to restore positions pierced by the Most indicative of milder weather were advices from the northern front which told of severe fighting above where troops were said to have driven wide breach in the Finnish lines on the Karelian Isthmus after traversing a vast Turn to Page 11 Late Bulletins April 30 longrange artillery was reported today to be drawn up within range of 230 miles west of Mos April 20 CW Congressional leaders announced today President Roosevelt would send a message to Congress In a week or ten days setting forth his views on necessary antiinflation AprQ 20 UP General George Army chief of and Harry Hop lenclIease brought directly to President Roosevelt to day a report on their war confer ences in Great The two who returned from London were nncheon gnests of the Chief Exe Secretary of State who has jnst returned to Washing ton after several weeks in and John ambassador to also were invited to the inncheon April 20 JFi French hostages were re ported executed here today by Ger man firing squads near ad vices reaching here from occupied rrance April 20 An explosion at the National Fire works Company plant in now engaged in production of ex plosives for the was to have cost the lives ol wo men One critically wax rushed to the Brockton hospital after the   

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