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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weatbu Details on Pact Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Action of City Commission Will Become Effective June 30 TRUCK PETITION REFUSED Two new ordinances regulating trailers and tourist camps and pro viding for the licensing of coir including automati record players or juke boxes an pin ball games were adopted yes lerday by the city commission They become effective June The trailer ordinance was amend ed slightly before its final tion to allow trailers owned or oc cupied by the owner of the lot on which they are located to remain in the sanitary facilities of the trailers in thes instances must be approved by the board of health and the commis sioner of public safety and a 511 yearly license fee must be Amendments Made Members of the commission asked City Attorney Clarke W Baldwin to amend the original or dinance to prevent hardships for present trailer owners whose trail ers are located on their own lots In some the trailers are oc cupied by the owners and in others the trailers are rented to other persons by the In many members pointec a lot has been purchased for the purpose of building a house anc a trailer has been placed on the lot until the owner is able to erect the The commission felt that such cases do not defeat the pur pose ot the which is to prevent a large influx of trailers as permanent Trailers which are not alread located on a lot owned by the per son owning or occupying the trailer come under the regular restrictions of the ordinance which prohibits any trailer from remaining inside the city it is used as a dwell ing for more than 45 days in the If the trailer is not parked in a regulation the time limit is only two weeks and a special permit must be obtained from the commissioner of public Standards Are Strict The ordinance provides for strict standards which must bemet by trailer and tourist camps to be lo cated only in the commercial and industrial zones of the Violations of the which includes squatters who park trailers promiscuously in vacant lots about the are punishable by fineand imprisonment or The second regulating coin was adopted with out any It provides for a license fee of per year for all amusement devices such as pin ball machines and per year for rec ord player The proprie tors of the business establishments in which the machines are located will be held responsible for the pay ment of the license The first licenses must be obtained by June A petition asking that the trucks of the Norwalk Truck Line be pro hibited from using a vacant lot at the intersection of Center and Erie Streets as a terminal was received yesterday and denied by the com Mayor in denying the This lot is in the commercial area so noth ing can be done about it The petition had 12 signatures of resi dents of the The commission approved the application of Ray White for a renewal of a beer license for his business on Tecumseh Street The payment of principal and accrued interest city bonds amounting to was ap The which are due May include 1938 sewage treatment plant bonds totaling and interest of in terest on 1938 Bixby hospital addi tion bonds amounting to and interest on 1938 civic auditorium bonds totaling A communication was received from Hervey King accepting his reappointment to the park com The Lenawee county rationing board announced today that the sugar trade registration which was begun this morning was proceed ing The is for retailers and all others except ordinary con was to continue No figures were available on the number which have registered al ready but the total number for the county is expected to reach The registration is being carried on with the cooperation of public school officials at 15 different school buildings in the Registration for ordinary house hold sugar consumers is to be the first four days of next Out of the more than 200 regis trants expected at Adrian high school only 18 had registered just before Five teachers were on hand to register the users which includes re wholesalers lodges and other boarding houses and many other commercial The registration was being conducted as smoothly as possible and most of the regis trants were cooperating byhaving the necessary statistics available when they appeared for registra The commercial users have until tomorrow afternoon at 5 oclock to FIVE 262 HURT IN TRAIN WRECK UP HIS ON FOE German Atlantic Battle Fleet Suffers Destructive Attacks Firemen work among the wrecked cars of a Hud son River tube train that piled up underground at Jersey opposite killing five persons and injuring 262 The third car of the heavilyladen New York bound train jumped the track and four other cars of the sixcar train were Louis of the was held for grand jury action on charges of operating a public conveyance while under put 18 RAF PLANES ARE LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 28 of heavy British main taining destructive attacks on Ger man targets for the fifth consecu tive last night raided the Nor wegian port of where the Germans are building an Atlan tic battlef leet the air ministry announced Other squadrons simultaneously attacked Rhineland in cluding bombed the docks at laid mines in waters off France and Belgium and ma chinegunned German Eighteen British planes were a communique Instead of concentrating on four German warships anchored in Trondheim British bom bardiers aimed their explosives at land installations an air ministry source we are trying to knock down as fast as they are the influence of Vlost of the Furnishings In Tenant House Burned The modernized tenant house on the farm owned by physician at the State Arisen of Southern Michigan at was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon about The located three and onehalf miles west of Madison is occupied only on week and the cause of the fire is not The Blissfield fire department made a 17mile run to combat the fire because of the breakdown of he rural truck of the Adrian fire department The Blissfield depart nent sent two a tank wag in and a with nine but the fire had made such head vay that only a few furnishings vere saved from the The firemen confined their efforts to saving other nonejot vhich was The alarm came at a time when he Adrian rural truck was laid up or repairs after a run to the Law on Church trailer camp on West Maumee Street early Sunday A special pulley which ontrols the fan belt and genera or was broken and new parts were iccessary to make The Slissfield department was called by he Adrian department about 2 clock yesterday under the terms f a mutual assistance agreement case of ake On Germans In Combat Over France April 28 American Eagle Squadron shot own five of the newest type Ger man ver northern France yesterday in vhat was probably the sharpest en agement they have yet Squadron leader f Santa who has won he Distinguished Flying was he first Eagle to go into action in he extensive sweep during which he Germans lost ten Al ied losses totaled Another describing Peter ons said he fired a burst t one German plane which half oiled and went straight He saw five more below the and flier He attacked crashed into the He then went on to attack another and saw the pieces falling ff it Meanwhile two other pilots each hot down one One American pilot said that for bout ten minutes the sky was ab olutely full of On their way home these two ilots saw a Spitfire being attacked y a FockeWulf so our boys umped on his tail and shot him own into the the pilot That made the fifth A Swell Party Another Eagle called the sweep a swell the best we ave been on over In addition to those we shot own another Eagle blew the rudder off a FockeWulf which down in a vertical dive from feet he But he could ot follow it as he was attacked gain and he had too much to do to ee whether the Hun hit the Pieces flew off two Messer chmitt 109s but we are only aiming them as Other Eagles who took part in le fighting were Pilot Officers scar of of and Robert of an Each shot down AUCTIONS May northwest ot See on Mar t Conscription iviiuiiM m In Official List Is Made April 28 Canadian citizens authorized the use April 28 Canadian conscripts anywhere in the world by a vote approaching twoto one in a plebiscite Michigan men are held as prisoners of war by the Japanese along with 117 other Americans the War Department announced to From dominion ballot boxes came an affirmative answer to the question submitted by the regime of Prime Minister Mackenzie King Are you in favor of releasing the government from any obligation arising out of any past commitments restricting the method of raising men for military in making public the first official list of such Most of the prisoners are navy and marine corps officers and men captured at Wake Island or at Chinese stations early in the Commander Winfield Scott Cunningham of the who was in command on Wake is among Michigan men are Returns from of the polls showed first USS fleet re yes and F4 DUC next of Homer Preelection pledges had Brown Sanilac vented the Mackenzie King to Page 7 bent from sendini anv but teers to Britain and the Tinr glp 1 Hr between 21 and 30 were subject conscription for defense 10 nrniiflrn The way is now open for UN M of conscription for overseas 10 IlLUUULu at any time it is deemed countys tire rationing or for the month of May was The one province to vote today by state head ly was FrenchCanadian in Lansing along with that where the cry a bas other counties in the down with conscription had county will be permitted to raised frequently in recent 31 new passenger car tires strations reminiscent of the May along with 535 recaps and riots during the World For the quota is Returns from of new 222 recaps and 192 provinces polls gave total quota for the state By early returns a 37 per cent decrease in all the eight other provinces passengers tires and a 152 per by from two to six to increase in indicating The Prime Minister issued marked trend toward greater use statement saying it would be ognized throughout the headquarters also announc in a the will that in the future only the majority physicians and The King cars would get new ihat the people generally tires used on light trucks that the war has taken a drained the it was which was altogether and in the future light trucks that conditions wholly have to depend on retreads or may yet arise and that in it is necessary to per cent of the state any restriction upon the car recap quota was al of the government and to counties with defense War Department Is For Construction of M52 Rerouting of heavy freight trafM52 bridge on North Main fie on M52 over a three mile the city limits passing stretch of proposed new pavement traffic lights and two extending from a point north as removing truck traffic the city to US223 south of the streets in the business sec is recommended in a petition the War Department bridge has a clearance ol Adrian manufacturers of war feet two and load limit are imposed by the The petition states that the present route of freight trucks from Detroit and points north and west of Adrian leaves Adrian very seriously handicapped in the matter of incoming freight and outgoing products by reason of bottle neck traffic Bridge If truckers are in doubt as to the safety of crossing with heavy it is necessary to telephone the commission in Lansing and describe the load and the number of axles before the commission can state whether it is safe to The proposed route would begin near the bridge on M52 north of Previous attempts have Girls Training School and go made to obtain the new It would be located east of ihrough the efforts of the Heights and then follow the jer of Commerce and the line through Drexel Park and The state the new concrete bridge built department surveyed the the New York Central rail April arid reported The route then would but the proposal was directly south to last August when President petitions will be forwarded velt vetoed a the War Department in Wash highway bill through which as soon as in The growth of Adrian war dustries gave rise to the latest I IkWI Vkl 1 I 1 U VI II empt to obtain the cutoff and the War Department has the authority to approve it and furnish RADIO JOn proximately 75 per cent of April 28 cost The state highway the White ment would provide the said expects to ex unds tonight to the American peo Martin why a total war requires a total dent of the state highway both on the home front and ment in this district said that the new road would cost Roosevelt will make a radio ly per at 10 Eastern War This cost does not include discussing his sevenpoint bridge construction or to check an upward spiral The proposed cutoff would living inate the necessity of crossing to Page 7 Two of the German ships at Trondheim are the bat which took shelter there after a brush with British torpedo planes at sea March and the cruiser Prinz which fled from Brest with the Genei senau and Scharnhorst on The others were reported to be the cruiser Hipper and the pocket battleship Ad miral Building Naval Base Informed sources in London said it is known that the us ing conscripted Norwegian are attempting to complete quickly a large naval base There is no reason to think our forces are going especially after units of the German one au thority It is vitally import ant to destroy the usefulness of Trondheim as a naval In the Rhineland Cologne was the principal target and large fires were started there during clear weather Almost before stragglers from the RAFs fifth successive night foray into Germany had reached Great Britains squadrons were roaring back at dawn toward the French Switching from after pounding that German Baltic port for four nights the Brit ish apparently hammered the in dustrial Ruhr Valley The German radio identified Cologne as the prime target of the British night raiders and said nine of the attackers had been shot The changed tar gets after bombing the English southwest resort town of Bath for two nights in a The British acknowledged a gcod many fires and widespread damage in a Nazi night attack on 100 miles northeast of where incen diary and high explosive bombs blasted streets of small Turn to AIR Page 7 Bert 61 years of 1 was killed at 11 oclock this morning when he was struck by a truck on M50 about 800 feet north inter section with US112 at Cambridge Coroner Ed Braun and state police from the Clinton post stated that Brimley apparently leaped under the rear wheels of a truck driven north by Lilburn Wimple of Wimple told the officers that he saw Brimley edge toward the center of the road as his truck He said that he swung to the left side of the highway and thought that he had missed the pe destrian until he looked back and saw him lying on the Marks on the wheels revealed that he had dived under the rear wheels of the The officers were told that he had attempted to dive under an other truck a short time before but the driver succeeded in avoid ing Coroner Braun said that no in quest will be was taken to Funeral Home the The body Worthington State police are attempt ing to locate relatives thought to live in He lived alone near A total of Adrian men be tween the ages of 45 and 65 regis tered for occupational service at the Adrian armory but totals for the remainder of the county have not been tabulated according Harry clerk ofthe draft Cole said that the Adrian registration ran very closely to ex Nearly every other reg istration office in the county ran out of cards before the day was and additional supplies had to be sent out from the Adrian of JAPS ABOUT TO CLOSE BURMA DOOR TO CHINA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April The Japanese appeared today on the point of slamming shut the Burma back door to China and pinching off the entire British Chinese defense Strong reinforcements from Ma driving north and east through the Shan reached poults 60 miles from the MandalayLashio So closely threatened is Lashio that essential military supplies al ready have been moved out and many inhabitants have The fall of Lashio or of any point along the 130mile railway running southwestward to Mandalay would further restrict the already diffi cult transport between China and India and would threaten the de fenders of Burma with disastrous Latest dispatches from the dry hills and river valleys of the fight ing fronts said tankled Japanese columns were driving up the road from Loilem on the eastern flank and had reached a point 60 miles or less from Hsipaw on the Man dalayLashio This appar ently was in the vicinity of Mong Chinese dispatches identi fied the point as Mong not shown on available Other fingers of the invaders were reaching up to grasp upper Burma along the Sittang and Irra waddy River but it was the eastern flanking maneuver which was the most Racing Against Time The Japanese freed by the fall of Malaya and Singapore and supported by thousands of rebel lious apparently were racing against time to clean up Burma before the imminent rainy Such a development obviously would cause the Allies great diffi British quarters in London The Chinese said the Japanese also would be in a position then to launch a land attack against and the Chinese army Sao Tang declared The battle of Burma may ulti mately prove to be the determining factor of World War for once Japan gains control of Burma her dream of a junction with Germany in the Near East comes nearer to Under heavy pressure on the whole length of the swift ly changing jungle front the test for the outnumbered British and Chinese apparently in their ability to delay the invaders progress until the monsoons in about three weeks deluge the front and force them to a halt The destroyed oil refinery village of 30 miles north of Yen angyaung on the broad was occupied by the Japanese last Although it is but 100 miles from Mandalay by the Japanese must fight their way an other 150 miles to reach their goal by road or Loilem was occupied Friday af ter the invaders had seized the 40 mile stretch of road from 7 More Raiders Shot Down Over Darwin ALLIED Aus April bombers spreading the United Nations aer ial counterattack on an everwid ening front and allied fighters which shot down seven more en emy raiders over Darwin yester day shared honors in the communi que today from General MacAr thurs It said the Japanese sent 17 bombers and nine fighters over Darwin and the north Australian ports air defenders shot down three of the bombers and four of the With eight bombers and three fighters bagged this rais ed the defenses toll in two raids to 18 enemy planes against light allied An enemy transport was destroy ed in an allied air smash on ship ping at on the north western tip of New Ireland in the Bismarck about 700 miles above Cape the north easternmost point of the communique In another attack on the string of islands screening the island con it allied planes suc cessfully attacked enemy port in stallations at a tiny island in the Solomon group off the southern tip of Bougainville was the target for air attack the day allied bombing squad rons were widening their range of attack to seek out and smash the Japanese wherever they may be marshalling their strength to threaten Australia or her vital ship ping In the the headquar ters communique there was only slight air activityand inter mittent shelling at Corregidor while on the island of Luzon there was enemy movement toward the south ern end of the Cagayan Main Street District of Ruined Seek Vic tims In Debris RED CROSS SENDS HELP By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April sud savage tornado ripped the main street of this war boom town into ruins and the state highway patrol estimated today that 100 persons perished and more than 250 were This town of to next door to the multimillion dollar ordance was ordered under martial and Governor Leon Phillips placed Safety Commis sioner Walter Johnson in com mand of state relief Hundreds of workers and mach inery from the ordnance which escaped serious were rushed to the Giant bulldozers and cranks shoveled through the wreckage in search of The tornado struck yesterday at Central War Time Most of the six block business dis trict on Main street was reduced to Early this a central re lief agency was established in the community house under the direc tion of Cameron of the ordance Street patrols were organized to prevent but three arrests were Turn to Page 7 T RFPFBF vlNG JWES SEI Farmers to Cast Ballots at Four Places Saturday Four voting places have been designated at which Lenawee coun ty farmers eligible to vote in the national wheat marketing referen dum May 2 may cast their The polls will be open from 9 until 5 and will be lo cated as follows Tipton Grange hall at for Adrian and Franklin townships Britton engine house at for Ridgeway and Deerfield townships At for Madison and Seneca All farmers who are growing more than 15 acres of wheat are eligible to vote and if twothirds or more of those voting approve the this years wheat crop will be subject to the marketing The penalty for selling excess wheat will be onehalf the loan which has not been set The loan rate will be established by the Agricultural Adjustment Adminis tration between now and July Claim Organized Labor Exempted From Share the War Program By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 28 A chorus of complaints that Presi dent Roosevelt practically had ex empted organized labor from his sharethevvar program spurred new efforts in Congress today to force suspension of the 40hour Week and a legislative clampdown on other union Legislators generally approved the objectives set forth in the Presidents seven point message yesterday designed to bring about an equality of privilege in shar ing the war but split into confused and quarrelsome blocs opposing and suporting some of the The President planned to lay his program before the nation in a radio address tonight There was sharp criticism in Congress of the fact that Roosevelt had asked for no labor legislation and had approved con tinuance of overtime wages for war industry workers while at the same time proposing legisla tive lowering of price ceilings on farm Opposition developed also to his suggestion that drastic measures be enacted which would level off high personal incomes at a after payment of Most members agreed with his recommendations for drastically increased excess profits There was general approval of an expected order fixing retail and wholesale prices and there was no objection to a rationing of essen tial the Presidents proposal for wide spread voluntary purchases of war bonds was Some Dissatisfied But legislators who have been championing new labor laws ex pressed dissatisfaction at Roosevelts plan to stabilize wages by executive action through the machinery of the War Labor Board as well as his evident oppo sition to suspension of the 40hour week and to the enactment of antistrike Roose velt predicated his stand on the assertion that organized labor had voluntary given up its right to strike during the Turn to Page 7 EXPECT PIE CEILING ON1MIML Vertical Regulation Would Peg Prices at Levels Charged By Dealers In March LOOKED FOR LATE TODAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April the brink of an historic plunge into overall price the capital today awaited announcement ex pected momentarily of a blanket price ceiling on virtually all con sumer A vertical preventing prices from rising above the high est levels charged by each dealer in the month of was ex pected to be disclosed at a press conference scheduled for late to day by Price Administrator Leon Advices accumulating for the last month indicated the ceiling would apply to wholesale and man ufacturers President Roosevelts antiinfla tion message to Congress yesterday gave a clear hint that rent con trols in wartime boom areas would be linked with the proposed lid on keep the cost of living from spiraling we must fix ceil ings on the prices which and manu facturers pay for the things they buy and ceilings on rents for dwellings in all areas affected by war Roosevelt Official sources had indicated previously that announcement of the sweeping Office of Price Ad ministration action was waiting only on the Presidents presenta tion to Congress of an omnibus antiinflation The plan was expected to follow the Canadian pattern of permit ting each store to set its own ceil using the highest price it charged in March as the one store could continue to charge more than another for the same an arrangement per mitting quality shops to continue adding into their prices the cost of higher operating delivery service and other New legislation would not be necessary for a blanket price or der or an extension of rent con Henderson has authority un der the emergency price control act to abandon thet selective or piece meal technique so far used and to take the blanket price Turn to Page 7 German Chief Exasperated By Red Gains On Finnish Front April 28 Adolf Hitler has cashiered the 163rd Ger man divisions commandant in ex asperation at Red army gains on the Finnish front and seeks still more forced labor for Nazi farms and war dispatches in dicated Coincident with a developing Russian counteroffensive across still frozen Lapland and Karelia came advices from Stockholm that Lieutenant General who led the 163rd Nazi division to the Finnish front July had been dismissed by Hitler and a re shuffle of the entire German com mand in Finland was imminent Hitler was reported angered by Russian successes in the drive to erase Axis threats to Archangel and Arctic Red supply and wedge spearheads across the Finnish One Stockholm dispatch said the removal of Engelbrecht might be one of the disciplinary measures to which Hitler referred in his Sun day speech before the The Russian government form ally charged Germany with addi tional atrocities in Nazioccupied Foreign Minister Vyacheslav following up a note of November 26 to friendly nations protesting asserted violation of in ternational declared the Ger mans were executing a scheme of organized murder and labor conscription aimed at forcible Germanization of subject Turn to Page 7 STATE TROOPS SIL A squad of men from Company 117 of the Michigan State Troops s stationed at the Adrian armory under orders from state headquar ters which have affected head quarters throughout the Detroit The troops went on duly at noon yesterday with no explanation of the move being and they will remain until further Alfred Gebheim is in charge of the squad and the Com pany is commanded by Captain Members of the squad are Privates Robert Wil liam Lawrence John Maurice Glen Jensen and James The men are on duty two hours and off Due to the urgency of the no provision was made for and the men are obtain ing leave to eat at Confirma tion of the orders was expected by mail and officers believed that further instructions would be contained in the   

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