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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY Warmef Weather Uetalli on Pan APRIL 1942 Wont Risk Seamens Lives t Transport Gas for Non Essential Use STRICT RATIONING HINTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April of five topranking war agencie told motorists flatly today that th government no longer would ris lives of American seamen s someone will have gasoline to g to a bridge party or a ball Coming swiftly after yesterday1 announcement that gasoline ra tioning would begin May 15 in 1 Eastern states and the District o the joint statement de dared motoringasusual is ou possibly for the duration of th Semiofficial estimates of thi probable ration allowances rang ed from to 5 gallons a week to 25 gallons a Announcement of the plan brought sharp protests from sever al William Thibo general manager of the Au tomobile Legal tele graphed Price Administrator Leon Henderson from Boston that the proposed limitation was wholly out of proportion with the hard ships which are imposed on other sections of the He asked why Canada appar ently is able to receive more ship ments of gasoline for motorists from the United States than we in the coastal and said While we do not expect that a as usual policy can be followed in times such as we do expect any necessary restric tions to be imposed by a fair and impartial At president of the New Jersey Gasoline Retailers de clared his organization would fight the He contended ra tioning should be handled by deal Collaborating with the stronglyworded summary of policy were Donald WPB Petroleum Coor dinator Chairman Emery Land of the Maritime and Defense Transportation Di rector Joseph Already hundreds of men have lost their lives at sea trying to bring in the oil needed for statement patri otic American can or will ask men to risk their lives to preserve mo Turn to Page 17 Also Say Germans Are Not Ar riving at Toulon April 23 The French government issued an offi cial denial today of reports attri buted to the Moscow radio that German sailors are arriving at the French Mediterranean naval base of Toulon and that French naval units are being turned over to Ger The Moscow radio is repeating with the communique the news relative to the arrival of German sailors at Tou the cession of French nava of a fight between German and French The most formal denial is given to this news like so many other falls to the realm of pure imagination and which would merit no comment if they had not received a complacent echo on other foreign At the same tune a French in formation office dispatch speculat ed on whether a powerful British including a bat reported to have passed through Gibraltar Straits yester was enroute to relieve Axis pressure on or to replace MAKING MODEL PLANES TO TRAIN SPOTTERS The only difference between per uading hungry threshers to ea and trying to get boys to mak model airplanes is that it is easie o get the boys to make the planes Vhen a call was issued a few week go for Adrian school boys to mak ships of the Mediterranean fleet based on The British according to information available follow ed the shortest route between the Balearic islands and the North African coast There was no question of their patrolling waters off since they passed far to the south of that it was said Engel Opposes Suspension Of 40Hour Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April pension of the 40hour week for Americas industrial workers was opposed flatly today by Rep Engel RMich with the argument that it would lay the groundwork for destruction of property rights and thus mark the end of democracy and the beginning of totalitarian The fundamental in the final Is the workers prop erty right in his union contract with his employer which guaran tees him definite pay for hours Engel declared In an ad dress prepared for presentation on the House Turn to Page COLLEGE IS BACKf FACULTY Disagreement Over Contrac and Salary Is Settled Professor Paul Cairns was meet ng his classes at Adrian Colleg nee again this morning afte vorking for three in th Unerican Chain Cable factory His return to the college facultj vas arranged yesterday after a onference with Samuel college president Cairns said that he resigne riday because of a disagreemen Harrison over an adjust ment of his teaching contract He xpects to be called for army serv ce in June at the close of th ollege year but is paid on a 12 lonth Although his college alary will end when he joins the armed forces Cairns said tha e actually would have received ess for teaching eceived last He i adjustment of his contract on nine month basis and it was nol immediately If he asnt called to the army he would emain at the college to teach this ummer under the accelerated col ge I am very glad that the diffi ulty has been smoothed aims said this and thai Harrison was gracious enough see my point of I am es ecially glad that I will be able to finish the semester and also the commencement play before being called for service June In the rehearsals for the The Silver by Sidney as well as English and drama classes were under way again under Cairnss Story of Daring Raid on Con tinent Is Told Editors Note Following Is ah eyewitness story of yesterdays British Commando raid on the 50 model planes to be used by th Navy in training pilots an air raid spotters to recognize van ous types of a large numbe of volunteers had to be turne away because of limited facilities Among the 21 lucky boys wh were accepted were Russell Staup Jim Hancock and Edward shown from left to right in th above picture receiving a pointe or two from Sywassink of th junior high manual arts depart ment A few of the models bein made are shown in the pictur ranging from a Japanese Zen fighter to the hardhitting Flyinj Fortress of the In actual use In training schools the models will be used as silhou ettes and therefore have been painted The Adrian boys making models of Brit Japanese and Italian planes as a part of the program Elmer president of thr AdrianLenawee chapter of the Na tional Aeronautical Association which is furnishing the materials s supervising the assistec y Bill Hancock The boys tak ng part in the project are Norman Wayne Rus sell Junior Jack Vance James Marshall to Be Entertained By Legion Committee Prospects of perfect weather con itlons this afternoon gave promise f an overflow crowd at the county vide patriotic rally which will be leld through the cooperation oi he eight American Legion posts f Lenawee county at the Adrian rmory tonight noted writer and ommentator on military affairs for le Detroit News and radio sta ion will be the principal His subject is expected to eal with the dangers of public omplacency toward the war ef ort Marshall will arrive in by train at He ill be met at the Wabash station y Arthur chairman of the ommittee on arrangements for the and Mayor Harry Lun The party will be joined by he John Ross of Clinton or dinner at the Lenawe Band and Glee Club Special music will be presented t the armory by the Adrian high chool band and the Cecilian Chor ters of Siena The band Boulogne area of the occupied will form at the school at arid French coast written by a British correspondent for Reuters and The Associated By ALAN HUMPHREYS April This was the only word spoken y the torchswinging German forming a oneman first to challenge the during their twohour reconnais sance excursion near Boulogne early Tommy guns spat The torch went out We heard no Veiled in night mist the British craft crept silently The Commandos flopped into the shallows and waded to the They were wearing action make All wore sneakers except one officer who had a pair if carpet slippers kept hi place with As he clambered over the side he muttered I intend to invade France in comfort While were were off the beach searchlights flickered The Nazis were showing signs of disquiet whistles but instead of being met by machinegun fire the Comman dos covered several hundred yards to the safety of sand dunes at the top of the beach without incident Then there was the Commandos were not It was the naval forces of light craft which had brought the Com mandos on this Turn to Page 17 AUCTIONS April Auction sale cast of Jackson Andy See adv on Market April ket See on Mar march to the The Legion will end automobiles to Siena Heights at the same time to bring the glee club to the From to 8 the au dience will be led in group singing of patriotic songs by Tom and John The band and the choristers will be seated on the stage at 8 oclock the choisters will be heard in a number of Three platoons of Michigan State Troops will form outside the arm ory at the massed colors of the American Legion posts will be brought to the stage under the honor guard of state The audience will sing The Star Spangied Banner after the colors have been To Repeat Preamble The audience will be led In the reading of the preamble to the con stitution of the American Legion by Harold Bohs of ad jutant of the county Legion or and the invocation will be given by the John pastor of the Adrian Methodist Bohs will then turn the meeting over to the Rev John floss of who will introduce benediction will Jim Gerald John Art Ed Philip El Pal Ward Floyd Howard Tom Walter George Baldwin and Dale Heavily They Change Tactics to Defense of Spirit of Attack Against Nazis Marks Celebration of Georges Day By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April bomb ers returned to action against Ger man bases after the twohour raid oy Commandos on Boulogne early yesterday and the spirit of attack narked Englands celebration of Georges Day A Berlin radio broadcast quot ng DNB said British planes struck at western and southwestern Ger many last damaging residen tial areas and causing civilian cas It said three raiders were shot Heavy guns on the English Channel both to counter German longrange artil eryand to challenge vGerman ihipping boomed across Dover itrait about midnight and continu ed firing at frequent intervals for ibout 30 Antiaircraft and aerial ma SKIRMISHING IS VIOLENT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Battered heavily by Russian divis ions in recent the German armies on the southern front were reported today to have abandoned their counterattacks and changed their tactics to a defense of forti fied A frontline dispatch to the army Red said that only in a few sectors do the Fas cist troops make futile attempts to strike at our and reported the partial annihilation and rout of a strong Italian detachment which was clut off by a Russian pincers after attempting lo out flank the Russian Fighting in other sectors appar ently was limited to violent skir mishing two German counterat tacks beaten off in the where Russian artillery smashed a pontoon bridge to block a German ittempt to cross an unnamed river Fled units moving up through Ger man wooden log defenses to widen the wedge driven into the invad ers lines on the Bryansk front be ow Smolensk 200 Germans killed in the course of five unsuccessful attacks in a central front At according to a Pra vda thousands of German bodies were found when the melting snow uncovered a huge German Fears Of Invasion Are Heightened Considerably pit in the central square of the Russian navy units have sunk two more Axis vessels in an Arctic maritime accompaniment to Red army drives against GermanFin nish positions on the northern the Russians announced to Turn to Page 17 chinegun fire sounded briefly along the Thames Estuary early his morning and a few Nazi planes lew over a southern English coast al area last but reports indi ated that there was no bomb dam age in either Today marks both the feast day if the patron saint of and the 24th anniversary f the British naval raids which emporarily blocked the Zee Tugge entrance of the Bruges Ca ial to Kaiser Wilhelms Flanders ubmarine flotilla in the World Turn to Page 13 MAY mm April 23 soon after yesterday morning Commando raid at dis patches wher Berlin news is assiduously sifte for war reported today that the Germany expectancy o and preparations an Allied in vasion in Western Europe had con siderably British sources here counselec correspondents at the same tim to remember Von Rundsedt Field Marshal General Karal Rud olf Gerd Von whos name is associated with the German armys was reported a week ago tc have moved into Older reports were that Von Rundstedt had gone there tc strengthen defenses of that German dominated country against invasion but current advices were that h went there with parachute troops Despite the German offensiv suggestion in this latest report on the game of going to invade whom and appeared that the Germans were more apprehensive than the In contrast to where responsible leaders have said they expect airborne invasion on i diversionary scale am expect to repel Stockholm dis patches said the Germans were taking hasty precautions along OPA Ready For Move as Con trasted to Setting Ceilings April 23 he Office of Price Administration vas reported by usually reliable ongressional sources today as eady to freeze prices on an all basis in contrast to the present method of establishing ceil ings on selected The farreaching move in the drive to check the rising cost of which may be announced next would fix all prices at their levels on a certain but would permit any necessary readjustments Agriculture Department authori ties predicted many important food including evaporated and condensed corn fresh fruit and would be exempted because the farm prices of the raw products involved are below the minimum ceilings of the price control A ceiling probably will be on retail prices of fluid Turn to Page 13 Henderson Warns Government Will Hit Chiselers 23 Sugar rationing will start Tues May Price Administrator Leon Henderson announced yes warning that the govern ment would hit and hit them hard and fast Final details for the registration of household consumers at grade schools May were made public in a formal rationing order which provides half a pound of sugar a week for each person during the first eight weeks of ra A 50 per cent cut in sugar use by restaurants and other food services Other commercial and nstitutional bot ice cream and dairy products manufacturers and Jie get 70 per cent of their 1941 Restrictions were set on the amount of sugar which could go in to each can of packed fruits and vegetables and other One adult from each family may apply for war ration books for every adult and child in the fam Stamp 1 will authorize its holder to buy one pound of sugar during the period May 516 stamp will be valid May 1730 May 31June 13 and June 14June Turn to Page 13 Destroy Whole Squadron of Japs Finest Planes Though the following dispatch from Daniel DeLuce has been i days in transit from the remote nterior of embattled it re mains a graphic picture of the jrim battle against great odds be ing fought by the heroic Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer according to the atest battlefront the Joys of the AVG still are waging in the face of constant lyrising Japanese air By DeLUCE WITH THE AMERICAN VOL UNTEER GROUP IN April outof MingaJadon and then Mag the fighting Yanks of the American Volunteer with the colors of China and Britain on their plane now are brac ed against the inevitable heavy Japanese assaults on their new base defending northern Already they have cracked down on the enemys numerically super and have destroyed an entire squadron of the invaders finest In two dogfights spaced 48 hours ranging 100 miles over the green mountains of Chinas Yun nan Province and Burmas Shan the American pilots broke up a swarm of Japanese air raid ers and shot down 15 for Five other enemy planes prob ably were destroyed in the combat The Japanese planes were on a special equipped with extra gas tanks and were out to catch AVG Twice the heavily gunned Jap anese fighters fell into an ambush n the The waiting Yanks raked them with a savage fire and Japanese lanes hurled from the trail ng clouds of white to Jlunge flaming into paddy fields and verdant jungle Turn to Page 2 their entire western northernmost Norway to Stockholm advices were that both the air and naval headquarters o fthe Germans in oNrway had been moved northward from Recently Stockholm reported Norwegian civilians had been eva cuated from the Molde and Trom soe districts along the central and northern parts of the evi dently to give the Germans more freedom of movement and to minimize the fifth column threat in case of Allied Expected By May 1 The Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm Dagens Nyheter was permitted to write for his news paper that certain optimists are convinced the British will come by May The British regard this as a feeler so obvious that anxiety must have dictated The Dagens Nyheter writer ported that military circles and the semiofficial spokesman at Berlin wereinterested in the cor respondents views while at the same time they held fast to the thesis that any Allied invasion plan was destined to The German vied was said to be that the Norwegian and French coastlines are 100 cent equip ped to meet all eventualities and any conceivable tactics while it is true that the weight of Ger man effectives have been moved quite a sufficient num ber One Berlin military commentator was quoted by Dagens Nyheter as saying that although the possibi lity of a landing in northern Nor way must be the re cent pinpricks Commando raids show that the French coast is the main interest of the To which London observers com mented it seems to show tha the Germans are undecided ant that they are keeping an open mind on the thats he frame of mind we want to keep them Other Stockholm in part indicating German fears that the Allies would invade northern Nor way and link up with the Russians include the Arctic defense high way from to Kir has been com construction of a motor road from near the Swed sh through Oslo to Frondheim would be undertaken This road would ac celerate between the Baticarea and northern Nor WL OF HE Report Vichy Agents Have stituted Reign of Terror There HUNDREDS ARE ARRESTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April of the Vichy government were report ed today to have instituted a virtual reign of terror on the strategic French island of Madagascar in their attempts to round up all sympathizers with the Free French Dispatches to he Daily Express from Tananarive said Governor General Armand Anne had ar rested hundreds of De Gaullists orders from Pierre Vichys new chief of government and pro ponent of collaboration with Ger Annets own secretary as well as other members of the island ad ministration were among those re ported The situation on Madagascar is of concern here because the situated off the east coast of Af lies athwart vital allied lines of communication with India and there has been speculation that the Japanese might try to gain a foot hold Annet was quoted recently as saying the island would be defend ed against any aggressor and the Madagascar radio has denied any Japanese or German encroachment The Daily Express dispatches to day declared Madagascar is not being defend ed against Japanese infiltration and t cannot be defended against Jap anese laborers antiinvasion defenses in Among t he latest precautions aken by the Germans in France s an order barring civilians from Vormandys coastal roads between 30 and 6 The assump tion left apparent Is that any per on abroad in the forbidden hours s a British Commando or some ther foe of the subject o shooting on sight GIVES UP April 23 erry service on the Detroit River giving The WalkervilleDetroit Ferry which has operated be ween and De troit since announced yester ay that it would discontinue May 5 because of cost increases and pa ronage More than a year ago the De troitWindsor ferry service was April 23 be given by the Leo Healy proposal that corporate excess of Due to the change in an nounced earlier in the week be cause of the shortage of the Legion will station a man at the Civic Auditorium to direct persons who may not have learned that the location of the rally has been A pulbic address system will car ry the words of speaker out side the for the accomoda tion of persons who may not find In making the committee has anticipated a crowd of profits taxes be lifted to the un precedented level of 90 per cent was studied by the House Ways and Means Committee today as it awaited details of President Roose velts antiinflation program ex pected to be announced next week The increase from the present 60 per cent maximum was advocat ed by statisticians employed at the Capitol to assist members write new tax measures and came during the committees firstday discussion of the Administrations 000 tax Turn to Page 17 April 23 tacking constantly with superior the Japanese appeared to day to be slowly driving the Chinese back on the east flank of the Burma but on the op posite end of the line the Chinese declared they were more than holdr ing their own after recapturing the oil center of Lossof on the Sittang River 150 miles south of was acknowledged last night by the Chinese and they indicated their forces at 65 miles to the west side of the were in desperate A said the Loikawa under heavy assault since dawn was counterattack ing valiantly in an effort to frus trate an encircling movement a Japanese which had fought its way to a point two miles north of the Casualties on both sides were described as with the stub bornly resisting Chinese engaging the invaders in fierce handtohand In reporting the loss of Plinmana the Chinese said fighting was con tinuing north of that indi cating the Japanese were still ex erting heavy but gave no other details of the situation On the other end of the where Chinese forces earlier this week relieved encircled British troops by a desperate counter attack resulting in recapture of the general situation was reported Yenang yaung about miles north west of Navy E and Treasury Flag Awarded To the Tecumseh Products Company Ceremonies Will Take Place Next Tuesday Afternoon at the Factory Special to The Telegram April Tuesday will be a big day for Te and indeed for all Lena wee with a celebration such as the village has not had since the Armistice was signed in And this has to do with but in contrast to that of it comes not as the ending of a war but as a recogni tion of the production of war ma terials by the Tecumseh Products The occasion will be the presen tation to the company of the Navy E flag and the Treasury flag in ceremonies to take place in front of the factory at The company is doubly as it is the first in the entire coun try to receive both flags and the first in Lenawee county to be awarded the Navy E pennant The Navy E is awarded to manu facturers who have met or ex ceeded their production goals and is good for six At the end of that if the production record is the concern is presented with a large If the production lags behind sched ule the flag is The Treasury flag is awarded to concerns which have 90 per cent of more of their employees partici pating in tfie deduction de fense bond buying The Tecumseh Products Company has a wide margin over the 90 per cent with 96 per cent of its employees The goal for this year has been set at worth of bonds to bought by the approximately j of the Navy Frank Knox notified Ray president of the of the awarding of the Navy E flag and the Navy has made all arrange ments for the The Navy which has complete jurisdiction over the pro has given permission to close the plant for one hour only and work will be resumed at Captain Glenn of assistant chief o will present the Navy E pennant and will be the princi pal Frank Isbey of De chairman of the Michigan war savings will pre sent the Treasury flag and both will be accepted for the company by Arthure S N will present E buttons to the em ployees Keith the oldest employee in point of Governor VanWagoner aiso will appear on the Judge Arthur Rathbun will act as master of After the presentations the American the E flag and the Treasury flag will be raised and the Tecumseh high school band will The with the Under woodOrr post of the American Le gion with four color bearers In will march from the busi ness district to the plant The in vocation will be given by the James Cameron pastor of the Presbyterian Turn to FLAG Page 17 RELATIONS SEVERED Union of South Afri April 23 Union of South Africa severed diplomatic relations today with the Vichy gov ernment of Although Great Britain has not maintained diplomatic contact with Africa and unong the have kept egations President Terms Safety Part of War Effort NEW April 23 ident Roosevelt called upon the nation today to give all aid to a drive to precent death and injury by terming it an inte gral part of our national war ef fort In a letter read before a newly formed War Department Fund To Conserve offspring of the National Safety the President said It is obviousfrom the very magnitude of the toll in deaths and injuries that accidents con stitute one of the serious impedi ments to our war The sort of broad program through which the National Safety Council proposes to extend accident pre vention work more widely through out the country a na tional necessity at this For thois reason the movement in which you are engaged must be regarded as an integral part of our national war effort and deserves the fullest support the people this The accident said the Safety was permanently disabled and njured during the past toll iat deprived industry of 000 mandays of William former pres dent of the Steel s chairman of the new Donald chairman of the War Production commend ed industrial leaders in another etter for taking the initiative in an undertaking of such consequents to the national war The National Safety he is well qualified to or ganize and direct such a program for this we are in terested in seeing that this or ganizations proposed appeal to business and industry for effective cooperation is conducted under the caliber of leadership that will as sure its ALLIES FIGHT ON ALLIED A u s April 23 and Dutch forces still are fighting in the interior of the half Portuguese island of some 400 miles off the northwest tip of an allied headquarters communique declared The bulletin also announced that allied aircraft had made another attack yesterday on the Japanese base at New bombing docks and shore struc Late Bulletins April 23 Petroleum Coordinator Ickes de clared today there was no justifi cation for anticipating that east ern motorists would be limited to as little as 254 to 5 gallons of gasoline a April 23 official Russian spokesman declared today that Germany recently called up a total of The vice commissar of foreign told a press conference that this total included in two new military youths of IT and 18 The remainder of the reserves was said to be made up of a halfmillion men from the sub jugated countries and drawn from vital German indus Lozovsky said that the German rear was disintegrating while the Russian home front remained The Germans back of tha lines are 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