Adrian Daily Telegram, May 4, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

May 04, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGRAM Coolef IJght Frost CWeaiber Detail on Two 1942 PRICE 3 891 Register Here For Ration Books During Early Hours Five Million Must Register This Week Over State Pro cedure Described The first step in the nations sugar rationing that of registering each member of the family at the elementary schools was proceeding slowly but smooth ly in At noon a total of 891 persons had been registered at the five ele mentary schools which are open for the registration which repre sents only a small fraction of the estimated persons who must register by closing time Thursday if they intend to purchase sugar during the next few Teachers in Charge The entire teaching staffs of the citys six elementary some 49 were on hand to re gister Adrian The teach ers reported that on the whole the registrants were most coopera each representative of the family appearing with all the vital statistics about his relatives such as weight and color of hair and At most of the schools there were lines of people waiting to be registered during most of the morn They appeared to take the vvait in their evidently real izing that the procedure was a far cry from school teaching for the staff of teachers who were accom plishing the registration as rapidly and efficiency as A typist from the senior high school was assigned to each of the registration centers to assist with the registra The heaviest registration was re ported at Garfield school where 243 persons had been registered at Other schools reported registrations as follows New 224 158 145 and Persons in the old McKinley school district are to re gister at the Washington school on Broad Street The five schools will be open for registration Wednesday and The regular hours are from until noon and from until Italians Deny Leading Fascists Were Arrested May 4 Italian broadcast of a semiofficial state ment described as absurd an ridiculous today the report tha prominent members of the Fascist party had been arrested for pro testing against sending Italian troops to the Eastern front A supplement to the Russian early today said tha many prominent representatives o the party had been shot after they were and that it was be lieved the victims had opposec sending Italian troops to help Hit That some tightening up of Ital ian legal procedure is underway was seen in a Berlin broadcast to day that II Duce will receive judges and other legal experts who havi been working on a new civil code The commission is to make its re port A Tass broadcast from Moscow today indicated that Hitler may be using the rival territorial claims of Italy and France to play the two countries against one The broadcast said dispatches from Switzerlane reported a fresh wave of demonstrations in Italy de manding transfer of Nice in south ern France to Any JamUy all work arid are unable to appear during the regular registration hours may register tomorrow after noon when the schools will remain open until for that By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May ration Ing authorities undertook today the enormous task of registering be tween now and Thursday night Michigans entire population of up wards of persons for ra Rationing officials give warning to the slothful that great inconven ience awaits those who fail to re and to the chiseler they say penalties for trying to beat the game are a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a Turn to Page 2 AXIS LOSSES Egypt May 4 OF British announced officially today that tons of Axis merchant shipping had been sunk In the Mediterranean since Italy entered the The latest foray against shipping in what Mussolini once called Mare Nostrum was made by RAF planes Saturday night A RAF communique issued at Cairo said a direct hit had been Axis planes were over Alexandria last night but night fighters guided by electric eyes Heinkel bomber shot down one and damaged Lenawee Disapproves By Vote of 93 No to 64Yes Lenawee county wheat growers rejected the wheat marketing quotas in Saturdays referendum y a vote of 93 no and 64 but incomplete reports from the 4C states in which the election was held show that the referendum was approved by 81 per of the vot In this county only 189 of the 406 farmers eligible to cast their Of the total votes cast 32 were challenged and disallowed because of insufficient The percentage eligible in this county who Voted Saturday was only slightly that of last nearly onehalf voting this year and approximately three eights casting their ballots in Last year 296 votes were 154 no and 142 out of about 800 farmers who were eligible to The total vote reported in Michi gan was yes and 913 The nearly complete returns from the 40 for and 083 NEW May 4 W United States Army bombers at tacked docks at Japaneseconquered Rangoon last night The communique follows Docks at Rangoon were attack ed by bombers of the Air Corps last night A number of heavy bombs were dropped and large fires were start ed in dock Enemy activity has been fairly A number of aircraft bombed Akyab and attacked shipping Full details of damage are not yet available but it is believed that casualties were slight Akyab is on the west coast of Burma only 300 miles airline southeast of AIRLINER CRASH KILLS 17 Piled up on a hillsidein easy sight of the Salt Lake lies the wreckage of a United Airlines plane that killed 17 The plane crashed and bringing death to every including 14 one a and a crew of Three Of Germanys Most Powerful Warships A ccording To The Brit is h D Two Miraculously Survive Third Bomber Missing in Northwest TOLEDO surra Dombrowsky Brothers Sen tenced for Stealing Sheep Pelts Two prison sentences were im posed and a variety chancery matters were disposed of by Judg Arthur Rathbun this morning a session of the Lenawee circui court Sentenced to prison were Georg 3ombrowsky and his brother Clif ford both of Toledo who had pleaded guilty to charge of breaking into a sheep shearini barn on the Ernest Updyke farm in Tecumseh township and stealing from 50 to 60 sheep George Dombrowsky was sen enced to serve from six months ti years in the Southern Michigan State Prison while his brother Clifford is to serve from one year 15 Judge Rathbun re commended the minimum sentence in both Eli Dickey of Adrian was found juilty of contempt of court after a learing on a charge of failing to ceep up his alimony payments udge Rathbun placed Dickey on irobation for one year and ordere lim to pay in the George Vlcek of Clinton also ap 3eared for nonpayment ofalimony ufhe was releasedafter promising o pay in the uncontested divorce decree vas granted to Sadie Spencer f near Adrian in her suit against toy The divorce was granted on grounds of extreme ruelty and the decree provided for the return of Spencers form r Sadie Her at orney was Major Bird of Bourns Three decrees quieting titles also were granted by Judge Rathbun his One was granted to the National Bank of clearing its title to roperty in Kuney f Kuney Martin was the banks Another was granted to avid clearing the title to roperty in and the third as granted to Paul Frank Riley of Blissfield was the at orney for Loar and Demonstration of Fire Bombs And Salvage Pickups Feature Annual Clean up Week in City West Maumee street between Winter Stret and Wolverton Aven ue was scrubbed this morning by a group of Adrian Junior Chamber of Commerce members in the offi cial opening of Clean Up and Paint Up The token carried out with the aid of hose lines of the Adrian fire department and sweepers and brooms from the department of public gave notice to residents of the com munity that during the next several days it will be their duty to put their houses and lawns in tip top condition for the summer Wartims conditions have added important aspects to this years ob servance of Clean Up and Paint Up With civilian popula tions throughout the world sub ject to the same hazards and perils of war as the troops in the fighting the Junior Chamber has also talien the opportunity to bring the JeSsons of civilian defense home to the indicidual citzen in concrete Beginning tomorrow night and lasting through Thursday actual demonstrations of the me thods of fighting fire bombs will be given at The Island through the cooperation of the Adrian fire de partment The public is invited to see these in which contributed by the Magnesium will be ignited and various methods of control will be The de monstrations will be under the direction of Chief Jack Hawley of the Adrian fire department and Squire president of the Junior will describe the techniques over the public address The audience will be seated in the bleachers of the baseball dia Two demonstrations will be given each night Another new and vital develop ment of Adrians Clean Up and Paint Up will be the or ganized collection of scrap rubber and scrap The city salvage committee under the direction of Arthur has arranged for a two day collec tion of rubber and iron throughout the The collection will be made by Julian Frank of Louis Frank and and the proceads of the based on a price of 58 per will be turned over to 4 DESTROYERS LAUNCHED IN LESS THAN HOUR May 4 quartet of four more American contributions of sea power to the United Nations drive to defeat the glided down the ways into the Hackensack River yesterday in 50 The Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company said the quadruple launching set a world record for speed and Governor Charles Edison acclaimed it the equivalent of a splendid naval vic The former Secretary of the added in a speech at the ceremony that it was encour aging to note that destroyers which took more than two years to build when the Kearny yard started its naval building work in 1934 now are completed in seven to nine The fighting all cent will be turned over to at an early They are the Mervine and three honoring rear ad mirals of the navy with disting uished tradition and the last for a fighting Sergeant John Henry decorated for gal lantry in the SpanishAmerican War and World War The schedule of pickups is as follows all territory west of Broad and State the collection will be made in all territory east of Broad and State Citizens are re quested to have their scrap iron and rubber deposited at the SOAP SALES NEW YORK May 4 bodys doing a lot more scrubbing these days than is customary or else theres been some hoarding of The Association of American Soap Gylcerine Producers re civilian defense leaders to buy ported today sales of soap by manu first aid supplies and other necesfacturers who make ninetenths of thecountrys total amounted to hi the first quarter of an increase of per cent over the preceding three months and per cent more than in the first quarter of The amount was per cent higher than the quarterly average for tin five year period Heavy German Losses Reported By the Russians May 4 Nazi officers and men hav been killed on fron the Russian information bureau an nounced today hi the second sue cessive report of heavy German losses on the siege lines around tha northern A yesterday said 500 Germans had been killed ther and others captured along with army and Although indications pointed t Russian plans for their own sprin the communique agai reported nothing of importance at the It o one unit at an undesignated poin on the front which drov the Germans from important com munication One intimation of Russian inten tions was the oath taken by Re army forces yesterday unde Joseph Stalins order to make 194 the year for final defeat of th Even more active military operations were forecast as im minent by the officia Communist Party I called Stalins instruction that Re army men learn all uses of the weapons a concrete program fo Policemen Stoned Proprie tors Son Arrested May 4 ff Detroit police sought today to fix respon sibility for a Saturday Tidnight riot during which a crowd of Ne groes estimated to number wrecked a Hastings Street restaur ant and stoned three The disorders broke out after Henry 46yearold Negro was shot in the abdomen in a Gra iot Avenue restaurant not far from the Central Precinct Station eter son of the white proprietor of the vas arrested and held for investi Shortly trouble broke out the Hastings Street restau also operated by a white Before police reinforcements ar rived to restore the Negroes had smashed broken the windows and looted the cash regis officers The in Hastings Itreet police when the Harry ibjected to remarks bya Negro latron and drew a pistol out of a Two policemen interced d and took Johns into custody on Jiargesofpossession of an unreg stered As they him out to a scout car to be taken to jersons in the crowd began to hurl officers returned to the res aurant and called for reinforce Headquarters sent nine cout In the melee a brick struck Ser geant Burdette Blanks in the face Sergeant Henry Hall was hit on the shoulder and Patrolman David One Negro on the also by was arrested for throwing the brick Late Bulletins NEW May 4 A maasJaag attack by British ilenheim bombers was made on a oncentration of Japanese barges moving up the Chindwin River in Burma and direct hits were made n the an RAF communique announced The attack was made this Corn ing in the face of a heavy antiair ratt a communique but all the bombers returned to their May Vavo officers commanding the ons two principal sea frontiers were nominated by President oosevelt today promotion to lie rank of vice They are Rear Admiral Adolphns Jidrews of New commander t the eastern sea and tear AdmiralJohn Greenslade San commanded of the western sea i fi Mysterious Air Alarms Sound ed In Marseille and Toulon May 4 was named by the British as th the RAFs big bombers last night and the smash at tha great Baltic port and naval bas underlined Britains growing at tention on keeping Nazi seapowe crippled and air alarms soundec and ground defenses went into ac tion before dawn this morning in the French port of Marseille ani the great naval base of Toulon about 40 miles farther east on Frances Mediterranean The only explanation for tin French alarms the Vichy radios broadcast that unidentified planes appeared over both place but dropped no If planes were British they might have been reconnoitering fo information on the location o French fleet units or any use o French ports by Axis Where they might have come from an aircraft car why they would have scouted in darkness was un distance Britishland bases to the closest point vin miles from Gibraltar and 660 mile from The British raid on Hamburg brought Nazi retaliation in a de predawn air attack on the second such reprisal at tack on cathedra city hi recent Considerable damage was causec by lowflying waves of bombers and heavy aeria machinegun fire which one wit ness called an unsuccessful ruth less attempt to demoralize humble people in their The casual ty was expected to be shorter than in the previous at An ambulance of an American organization was hit and its gir driver was She was the groups third A town on the English southeast coast also was attacked by the Ger mans before dark last night In British fliers were creditec with knocking down four out of 3 German raiders over this country and two others over airdromes in northern Both planes destroyed on the Jther side of the channel were Heinkel 111 bombers and both were added to the list of Squadron Lead er a one armed pilot who returned to active iervice last week by shooting down another Nazi BIG SEA BATTLE BERLIN From Gennan Broad May 4 German ugh command told today a furi us running naval jelow and on the bleak Arctic waters in which Nazi forces were credited with sinking a British cruiser and six convoyec ships totaling Several destroyers and four other were reported dam by German sub marinesand bombers One Nazi destroyer suffered serious dam age and five planes were reported ast i Morethan one Allied convoy was nyolved inthe batfle which last ed for The ships apDarently were bound for the Rusisan supply port or possibly which United States and British war materials lave been Jn the Arctic con rays which were guarded by strong fighting units were attacked by our surface and undersea craft in stormy weather and heavy the high command The air force was credited with sinking three mediant ships and damaging a ALEXANDRIA RAIDED German Broad casts May German ligh command said its ahforce raided the great Egypt anbase of the ean last night BOUND FOR FELTS FIELD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Two Army bombers crashed in widely separted parts of the Pacifi northwest killing nine fliers and injuring and a third bomber was missing today somewhere in the A fourmotored Boeing flying returning from Las Vegi to Pendleton hit ridge in the Blue Moun tains 20 miles southeast of here tore a quartermile path through and Six men were Two other miraculously though both were in one Three fliers were killed and om was injured when another bom ber on a training flight crashed near its McChord Field in western The third bomber left Gowen Field at at m Pacific Wartime yesterday anc failed to arrive at its destination Felts Field at Thi army reported the ship had fue only to last until 10 oclock las Officers i was possible the plane had landed safely at some remote spot In the crash of the Flying Fort ress near Wesley Wallace of Philadelphia was thrown clear of the Al though he did not lose conscious he was unable to tell imme diately what had Army officers said he had minor head in for he was hospital and might later be able to furnish a clue to the cause of the Robert woodcutter who heard the dazedly the They made their to the ar Starr of critical spui They propped Starr as comfortably as they and hiked three miles for Sgt Randolph Correll of Per injured in the mis hap near McChord was ex pected to ALLIESAREFO Japanese Spearheads Thrust Toward Chungking and India By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and Chinese forces fighting in Burma have withdrawn on two fronts under heavy and Japanese spearheads have been thrust simul taneously at India and a British military commentator said He said two main Japanese ad vances were first up the Burma Road toward Chung 700 miles away the second up the Chindwin River and valley in pursuit of the battered army of British General Harold which still bars the route to Turn to Page 2 4 STATES HIT BY TORNADOES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes battered four mid western states late Saturday leav ng 24 persons dead or missing and more than 100 Northeast victim of a twister the second time in less than a was the hardest hit Twen y were dead or missing in this area and upwards of 100 were The storm area was about 100 miles ong and 50 miles wide in the vi cinity of Earlier in the week one of the worst storms the statehas known levastated the boom town of Pryor tilling 61 persons and leaving mil lions of dollars inproperty Three were killed in eastern Kan sas bringing that states oil for the week to Scores were MUSKEGON LAUUDRY IS DESTROYED BY FIRE May 4 windswept fire destroyed a two tory building housing the toskegon Baxter Laundry and ry Cleaning Company causing an estimated of S100 100 to Fife Chief who es imated the said the fire tarted in the laundryroom and gained great Af general alarm was sounded in lose from Muskegon Heights adjoining building owned by the Baxter Company was damaged evefely and the flames threatened o spread to Jap Columns Advance In New Guinea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aus May Japanese recon naissance force has withdrawn to its original base at Lae in New Guinea after a 27inile penetration up the Markham valley in search of air drome but another enemy col umn held its position 15 miles south of nearby Australian dispatches said Neither column has been opposec fay United Nations regulars al though guerrillas possibly were op erating in the region on the north ern side of the mountainribbed which lies across the narrow Torres Strait from The withdrawal was not explain It was the second Japanese penetration to Nadzab in the Mark ham the first having been turned back by floods about five weeks The Japanese advance south from Salamaua put the enemy within 165 miles of strategic Port Moresby on the south shore of New Heavy jungle stud ded by untracked mountains which rise as high as feet separate the Japanese from the Allied ad vance Despite the favoring the United Nations kept sharp watch for a possible overland drive against Port Ian Fitchett official Australian war correspondent reporting from an advanced allied suggested today that the move was merely for The Japanese may attempt to gel advanced airfields on the southeasl tongue of the island above Aus tralia or may try eventually push through the formidable moun tains separating their north coast bases at Salamaua and Fins chhafen from Port Moresby on the south coast no Chances taking no threat t fron ttel scopeoftheir wedtend air On the a communique said they bagged Jap anese bombers and one fighter from a formation of 12 enemy bombing planes Zero fighters Sunday in another of the frequent air attacks on Port Mores Allied losses were given as light Another 15 Japanese planes were downed in other scattered during the week headquarters the United Nations airmen damaged three Japanese transports at New and a fourengined fly ing boat yesterday at hi the Solomon Turn Page 7 SEVEN ALLIED SHIPS SUNK May 4 sea raiders off sevenallied merchant vesselsin the Atlantic last week to bring 157 the offi ciaUy total United Nations ships sunk in that area since Pearl The Axissubmarines got six vic tims off the east coast be tween April 27 and May making that sections war total one Ji the Caribbean for a war total there of No new sinkings were reported hi Canadian and South American where 24 and 10 fell prey to subs since December Three of last weeks sinkings were of ships one each of Swedish and Dutch LEADS IN RACE FOR PRESIDENCY OF U AW UNION May 4 ap proximately of more than ballots Patrick Rice forged into the lead today in the race for presidency of Local United Automobile Workers When counting ceased last mid Rice had votes to for Paul who had led in earlier Five other can didates for the which is to pay a lagged far be Local more than workers in the Ford Motor Companys River Rouge the largest single unit of any labor union in the Percy Llewellyn had a nearly two to one lead over Joseph nearest of four in the contest for vice president The vote was Llewellyn Twyman Grant continued to hold a ead over George Trapp for finan cial to Shelton Tappes had an over whelming lead in the race for re cording polling rotes to for Ray closest if three OUI OF 1HE WAR FOR SOiniJHEYSM Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen Badly Dam aged In Attacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A joint Air MinistryAd miralty communiqufi Sunday said that three of Germanys most pow erful warships had been knocked out of the war for some time to These are the battle Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and the Prinz dashed home through the English Channel from Brest last Besides damage suffered the announcement the battle ships probably have suffered addi tional damage from airsown Brit ish mines and RAF attacks on Kiel the Prinz Eugen by an attack off by the sub marine Trident Regarding the claimed knockout E the elusive Gneisenau and the British believed a heavy blow had thus been dealt to GermanItalianJapanese hopes for a simultaneous world wide attack against the fleets of the United Instead of the formidable arma da of six powerful warships ready for a smash at the British and United States Hitler now according to the best avail able only three warships at occupied Norwegian ready for a These are the the pocket Admiral and the Admir al sister ship of the Prinz Greisenau at Gdynia The official announcement said the Gneisenau was located at former Polish the Scharnhorst still is in the dockyard German naval base which the RAF has pounded extremely and the Prinz Eugen is at from Norwegian sources said thfr Prinz Eugen had been grounded by thesterh to keep her gave this accdunf pf what happened to the three after they dashed from Brest on 11 The object of many raids by RAF during stay in the occupied French sailed in an effort to concentrate with other German surface ships at Trond On 14 the Germans announc ed that the battleships had left their base on the Atlantic supply route for further operation du but over two months later aerial reconnaissance by the RAF has established that both the pow erful ships are still in dockyard Turn to 7 May 4 JP The War Department announced today that the award of the Distin quished Service Cross to First Ueutenant Robert Augur of was an nounced last was made for extraordinary heroism during a heavy artillery bombardment of the island fortresses of Manila Bay A department communique said lieutenant General Jonathan commanding in the had sent the citation for the reporting that Augur had rescued several wound ed men and extinguished some ares in the midst of a bombard Several shells exploded near Au jurs unit during particularly heavy the citation said and Augur without hesitation dash ed from his brought the wounded men to protectedposi and then went back to ex tinguish the The unselfish courage of this intrepid officer in the face of ter rtfic hazards resulted in saving the lives of several of his the citation SOCIAL JUSTICE HEARING BEGINS May 4 Post Office Department hearing egins today to determine whether iecond class mailing privileges shall e extended to Social week y publication founded by the Charles Royal Oak Father or was expected to appear at the afternoon hearing in any Post master General Frank Walker said the matter will be heard and disposed of at the time stated whether or not appearance is Walker barred recent issues of Jocial Justice from the mails after Attorney General Biddle asserted he publication reflected the ene my propaganda war being waged against this country from the hearing is to deter mine whether the publications mailing privileges should sus pended because of violation of the 1911 espionage ;

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