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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 29, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGBAM Showers Wwttar Detain am Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 PRICES PEGGED AT MARCH LEVELS Lenaiuee Listed In Area In Which Rent Ceiling Will Be Set ORDER TAKES EFFECT IN NATIONS RETAIL ON MAY 18 March Maximum Top Figure Virtually Every Item on Shopping List Included By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 29 A government padlock forged in March will be placed May 18 on the price of virtually every article that appears on Americas daily shop ping list and rents in all warboom towns will be battened down for the In a sweeping order coincident President Roosevelts share thewar economy Price Administrator Leon Henderson last night announced that prices would be held to their highest March levels and directed that rents in areas housing more than half the nations population be re stored to their preboom Henderson estimated the univer sal price ceiling would knock re tail costs about three per cent below todays That is the amount of increase shown by April They still will be about 13 per cent above how Labeled frankly as a framework for other antiinflation measures yet to including higher in come and excess profits vastly expanded wage stabilization and Income limita the overall ceiling exempts only a limited number of food com The governments stoprise or der will be aimed at such cost of living items as canned and pack aged household and Hender son estimated that housewives would find 60 to 75 per cent of all foods back at March costs when the universal ceiling takes effect in retail stores May Turn to Page 8 ALLIED April 29 and counter Wows by Allied and Jap anese airmen against points in New Guinea were reported today by the regular Allied Allied fliers attacked the air drome at Lae the com munique and destroyed an ammunition In a raid on the Port Moresby area the Japanese used eight bombers and 14 Zero fight Allied fighters intervened the communique damage was United States antiaircraft gun mers on beleaguered Corregidor disclosed to have shot down two Japanese bombers when the enemy carried out a high altitude xaid on the island fortress in Ma nila action in the Philip pines was limited to artillery and patrol Price Control In Brief April 29 OP price controls that start operating on May 18 will affect every American every directly or Heres how The highest price you paid at any time in March will be the highest you will have to pay at the same store for any of the following pork and their products ice canned canned fruits and vegetables canned salt and Also dry all kinds of appliances and hardware and miscellaneous agricultural sup Exempted are fresh fruits and vegetables and some other Also motion pictures and used Beginning July March maximums will apply to such services as dry auto and radio repair but not to bar beauty doctors or Price Henderson also placed a ceil ing on the retail price of motor fuel throughout the In all localities except for 17 Eastern states and the District of Columbia the retail price may not exceed the maximum charged by each individual ser vice station during For the Atlantic seaboard states the maximum price was fixed at the highest rate charg ed during March plus cent a gallon for gasoline and cent a gallon for Diesel Effort Renewed to Get House Action on Issue April 29 IF A compromise bill was offered by Chairman Vinson of the Naval today in a re newed effort to obtain House ac tion on legislation limiting war contract profits and restricting un ion As he called together his com mittee for a showdown on the is Vinson presented a modified plan which would permit employ ees to work more than 40 hours at their regular hourly wage through agreements with their he proposed a profit limitation statute which would make allowance for a rea sonable amount of money for amortization and for good will ad vertising to be included in the cost of war Turn to Page 6 Metal and Rubber Pickup Set To Feed Hungry Machines of War Adrian will take part in a nation wide campaign to collect all avail able scrap metal and rubber which is needed so urgently to help sat isfy the demand of war industries it was decided last night at a meet Ing of the city salvage Collection of the metal and rub ber will be made next Wednesday and Thursday with all proceeds going to the citys civilian defense fund to be used in purchasing first aid and other vital defense Members of the salvage commit tee set the two days next week for the collection to make it as con venient as possible for Adrian householders to gather together all of the bits of metal and rubber they pan find during spring house cleaning The collection also will come during the annual Clean Up and Paint Up week held under the auspices of the Junior Cham ber of Commerce enabling Adrian residents to get the entire job done in one Not only will the homestead be free of unsightly junk but the nation will be getting materials which can be transformed in jig time into Jap Arthur chairman of the salvage emphasized that no person or company is go ing to make any money out of this Julian Frank of Louis Frank Son attended the meeting and agreed to collect the metal and old rubber from the boulevards on the collection For every ton of scrap metal and rubber collect ed the defense fund will be paid which represents the standard price of per ton set by the gov ernment for scrap delivered to junk yards less per ton which is the cost of All residents livingwest of Broad and State Streets are asked to place their junk metal and rubber on the boulevard by 8 oclock next Wednesday All of the territory located east of those streets will be collected The collection will be made with two trucks owned by Louis Frank Son which will be plainly marked with white and blue posters on each side of trucks to show that they are authorized to make the Special posters for the trucks are to be made by the high school art department to Page 3 TECUMSEH PRODUCTS FIRST TO GET DOUBLE HONOR This was definitely not on the jrogram Captain Glenn said when he received s check for 5500 for the Navy Relief Fund from the employees of the Tecumseh Products The jresentation made by Ray president of the FOR AMI EFFORT 98 Per Cent Participating in Plan By HOIQ GAY April 66 minutes yesterday more and no citizens of Te cumseh and the employees of the Tecumseh Products Com pany left their machines of war us the company became the first n the nation to receive the Navy E for excellence and the Treasury Hag for war savings participation at the same It was a great day for or the company employees and for Ray president of the a mighty big company in a mighty busy little Flags lined the streets in the business flags hung from many louses about the city and high ranking Navy and Army men and Treasury Department officials came from Washington and the Detroit area to fittingly recognize and honor a company and its em ployees that have gone allout for Jncle Sam in war production and war In the evening the Chamber of Commerce entertained a group of some 250 employees anc visitors for dinner at the high Turn to Page 2 MONSOON APPEARS 10 BE ONLY Make Desperate Effort to Head Off Japs Driving North at Burma Road VASTLY OUTNUMBERED April 29 troops were reported today hastily orming a front in northern Burma n a desperate effort to head off fapanese divisions driving north from Monghai Ping toward the railroad east from Mandalay to the 3urma British sources made no effort to conceal the gravity of the situation as a result of the Japanese break through from Monghai 80 miles below the railhead at he junction with the Burma One source put the Japanese strength at about in cluding in armored fighting vehicles on all the fronts in Bur Lacking planes and guns to withstand the crushing ower of their the allies were to every device to harass he invaders spreadout lock their counter attack and raise every possible imeconsuming The sole hope of those tired ighters against the increas ng weight of men and machines against them was that the torren tial rains of the midMay Monsoon would bog the Japanese down be ore they could shut the door to Tree Page who is standing at tha left of Cap tain wearing a hat Herrick also gave the Relief Fund from the Standing at Herricks left is Captain Wotherspoon of the Naval Ordnance Plant at Judge Arthur Rathbun is seen further to the left arid Keith Barren is the last figure at the The picture was taken dur ing the ceremonies at which the Tecumseh firm was given the dou ble honor of the Navy E for ex cellence and the Treasury flag for war savings the first firm in the nation to get both awards at the same Since 1906 the E has been the traditional Navy symbol for a job well This is an honor not lightly be and one to be Arthurs said in pinning the E pin on the lapel of Keith oldest employee in point of service of the Tecumseh Products Barron was presented with pins for every employee of the plant at the recognition Reds Cross Big River in Face of Fierce Nazi Fire By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April An important Russian advance of 45 miles in four days was reported today in front line dispatches which said the Red army successfully crossed a big river in the face of fierce defensive action by the Nazi air In this and other key sectors of the front the Germans were said to have intensified their aerial op erations greatly in a desperate at tempt to prevent bridge repairs with the hope that rising spring aoodwaters would hamper the Rus sian Turn to Page 13 Mayor is Notified Of Rent Ceilings Mayor Harry Lundahl re ceived a telegram this morning to the effect that Adrian has been placed in the defense area dis ricts where ceilings on rentals will be The telegram was signed by Leon admin istrator of the office of price con Schedules of rentals will be ent in the the telegram o serve as the basis of control Lela Miller Suffers Skull Fracture After Being Hit Over Head Special to TJte Telegram April Lela 42 years was rest ing in a fair condition this noon at the Mercy hospital in Monroe after being attacked and slugged with a cold chisel in her bedroom by a young assailant at 5 oclock this Officers were searching for the assailant today and his description was broadcast over the state police He escaped after the According to the the man entered Millers bedroom and attempted to assault Her screams awakened her father who lives in Petersburg with her and the assailant then beat her with the cold chisel in an attempt to si lence her Millers skull was fractured and her scalp was and she suf fered from concussion of the She was dazed at the hospital to day but was said to be in a fair AUCTIONS May Large furniture auction at Fred auction See on Market May northwest of Al See on Mar ket May mile east of on See on Market Says Axis Nations Facing Cans Of Men In Most Parts Of World NAZI SET ON FIRE Another RAF Bomber Force Attacks Warship Haven at Trondheim LOW COUNTRIES BOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April RAF set Ore to the great Nazi naval base of Kiel in a heavy attack last while another force attack ed the German warship haven at for the second successive In announcing these assaults which rounded out a full week of bigscale bombings of German con tinental the British Air Ministry said other overnight raids were directed against airdromes in the occupied low countries and a power station at The total cost to Britain was nine while the Air Min istry said a German night fighter bomber was destroyed off North Cornwall yesterday It disclosed also that the first big raid on Trondheim the night of April 2728 was aided by diversion ary attacks of the coastal air com mand which hit two ships off Aale and struck oil tanks and airdromes The German and other important naval units are based at but the naval base itself was the primary The raids were in continuation of the effort to neutralize the men ace to the Murmansk supply but informed British sources de clined to estimate the damage done to we did too much speculating on the damage we thought our bomb ers did at Brest Turn to Page 2 Chief Executive Warns Will Fight Axis Attempts to Use Vichy Territory for Bases ADMITS LOSSES IN ORIENT Pledges Continued Aid to China Regardless Says Planes will Bomb Europe a AUSTRALIAN OFFENSIVE PLANNED More American Strong and Have Arrived in Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 29 American strong and have arrived in Australia and an offensive is be ing prepared in the very face of an imminent Japanese assault on this Prime Minister John Curtin announced wasreporting the House Representatives anc stating that a steadily increasing flow of tanks and guns from the United States was arriv Allied and Japanese airmen continued the unending battle of bombs in the northern islands which are the requisites to attack by either The prime minister also an nounced that he had created the prime ministers war conference consisting of Genera Douglas MacArthur and such min isters and officers as he migh summon to discuss highest strate gical In his statement on the Amer ican he said Strong additional United States reinforcements which are well equipped and include important technical units have Turn to Page 2 2 More Names Added To List Of Southwest Pacific Heroes April 29 President Roosevelt has added two more names to the roll of Amer ican heroes in the southwest Pa army bomber pilot who battled 18 Japanese fighters to at tack an enemy transport fleet and a naval physician who brought 12 wounded sailors from a Java in ferno to safety in Singled out for personal men tion by the President in his ad dress last night were Hewitt Wheless of and Lieutenant Commander Croyuon McAlmont Wassell of Little Rock On his way with four other bombers to attack the Japanese transport Whelesss craft de veloped engine trouble and arrived over the target after the others had stirred up the Japanese pursuit Despite the mass attack by 18 the bomber dropped all of its projectiles on six enemy trans Then a running fight It lasted for 75 Four pursuit ships attacked simultaneously at each and were shot down with the side the President During this the bombers radio operator was the en gineers right hand was shot and one gunner was leav ing only one man available to oper ate both side Although wounded in one this gunner alternately manned both side bringing down three more Jap anese Zero While this was going one engine on the bomberwas shot one gas tank was the radio was shot and the oxygen system was entirely Out of eleven control cables all but four were shot The rear landing wheel was blown and the two front wheels were both shot flat With two engines gone and the plane practically out of Wheless finally reached base after Jark and made an emergency I a 57yearold for mer missionary in was car ing for wounded from the cruisers Houston and Marblehead in When the Japanese Was sell remained with 12 badly wounded men despite danger of He improvised stretchers and got the men to the sea a 50 mile The men were suffering se Roosevelt but Wassell kept them alive by his and inspired them by his own Turn to Page 6 Late Bulletins April Z9 The War Department reported to day that artillery fire from the harbor forts of Manila Bay sank an armed Japanese vessel in the bay and broke up troop concentra tions on the Cavite and Bataan Reports received from General Douglas MacArthurs headquarters in a department com indicated that enemy air attacks on Corregidor and the other forts were decreasing in in with most of the raids in the last two days carried out by dive April 29 center of the German Baltic port of Rostock is an ash heap and fires still smoulder in the city which has been evacuated of all except firemen and a few military forces after four nights of heavy British reports reaching London said Photographs of the damage from the most intensive RAF offensive against a single taken from British bombers after the second nights showed fires so bright that planes could be seen on the A later picture the same night shows the entire town en galfed in flames and Says Every American Will Be Affected By 7Point tional Economic Program By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 29 ThS guns of American warships con fronted Hitler and Mussolini in the Mediterranean today and President Roosevelt warned that the United Nations would fight any Axis at tempt anywhere to use Vichy French territory for military In a detailed war report to the nation by radio last night the President disclosed that American warships are now in combat in the Mediterranean and ican troops have taken stations in the Middle fact which British commentators declared had been one of the best kept naval secrets of the Roosevelt took cognizance of collaborationist Pierre Lavals rise to power in Vichy and declar ed that the United Nations would not hesitate to act anywhere to prevent assistance to the armies or navies or air forces of Italy and At home he called all America to woman and The price of he is hard sorrow and He pledged the exercise of all the executive power at his com mand to prevent a spiral in the cost of living and summoned the nation to harsh self denial for a tough and long war program that will reach a yearly rate before 1942 is He spoke just after blanket price con trol was imposed on virtually ev erything Americans wear and Gives War Report he gave this report on the war America now has several hun dreds of thousands of fighting men at bases and battlefronts thousands of miles from American warships are now in combat in the North and South At in the in the Medi and in the North and South American troops have taken stations in South the British the Near the Middle the Far the con tinent of and many is lands of the Swarms of American fourmot ored bombers will soon attack Axis There have been serious losses in the but there is good reason to believe that the south ward drive of the Japanese has been New Zealand and much other territory will be bases for offensive action we are determined that the territory which has been lost will oe Turn to Page 8 PLACES SEI Through a typographical error only three voting instead of were listed in yesterdays ac count of the wheat marketing ref erendum to be held The four voting which will be open from 9 until 5 are Tipton Grange hall at or Adrian and Franklin town Britton engine house at or Ridgeway and Deerfield Ogden town hall at Ogden Cen for Bliss Ogden andRiga At for Madison and Seneca
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