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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool light Frost Weather Drtaljj on Two 1942 PRICE 3 BRITISH TROOPS ATTACK MADAGASCAR Air Raid System Is Bogging City Warden Says Station Wardens Are Urged to Compile Information Immediately Adrian is falling down in its preparations for air raid protec After a citywide organization of precincts and per numbering 325 air raid wardens of all catagories about two months the most ele mental and essential detail of the entire protection tohouse calls by station is a long way from completion and all progress seems to have according to chief air raid warden for Adrian and Len awee While station wardens have fail ed to call at the six or eight houses which are usually assigned to them in order to obtain facts concerning dependent sand and garden and other apparatus necessary to make each small group of houses capable of meeting the threat of fire bombs without outside this is not the only count on which the members of the air raid protection system are according to In the series of first aid which are required of all air raid only 37 out of the 325 eligible persons completed the 10 hour The course was held during Holy Week and the class was limited to 200 Weve Fallen Flat People think that the war is Kuney We start ed out strong here in but now weve fallen flat It is absolute ly necessary for the success of the system that station wardens make their calls immediately at every house assigned to and send their reports to their precinct war If for any reason a station warden cannot carry out this as all we ask is that he be honest enough to tell in order that we can appoint a new Some of our workers have done ex cellent jobs but the work must be thoroughgoing in order to be thoroughly Kuney Turn to Page 7 Registrations Taken In Adrian Schools The registration of all residents of Adrian and Lenawee county un der the sugar rationing program was nearing the half way mark to day with reports from the county as a whole showing that about one third of the countys residents sign ed up yesterday during the first day of the four day registration The county rationing board re ported that persons in the county registered In Adrian the registration was pro ceeding rather slowly with only persons registered up to noon Unlike the county schools which remained closed for one day only yesterday for the five Adrian elementary schools are clos ed for four days to complete the Those in the rural areas who did not register yester day can do so at their schools after school Turn to Page 6 DEFENDERS OF CORREGIDOR HOLD OUT May 5 United States defenders of Corregi dor were holding out today against relentless Japanese bombing and and a new Japanese land ing on the southern island of Mindanao was being resisted stub The air raids on Corregidor sank the 560ton United States gunboat but there were no cas ualties among the which normally numbered about The War Department communi que late yesterday said that during the General Wainwrights forces defending the island forts still in American hands at the en trance to Manila Bay were bom barded for five hours by Japanese including many 240mm or 9inch There were 13 separate air at tacks on Corregidor for the third consecutive Landings on Mindanao were made from four transports and were believed to be aimed at seizure of remaining airfields such as those used by American bom tiers from Australia last month in raids on the Manila Collection West Broad and State Streets Is Planned Wednesday If that discarded pile of metal in your garage and basement is to do any good in the nations war ef now is the time to haul it out and place it on the boulevard in front of your If its to be transformed into part of Uncle Sams armed it may be too late if you wait until next year to gather it Tomorrow and Thursday Adrian residents are being asked to collect every possible scrap of old metal and rubber and place it near the curb as their part in a nation wide campaign to collect materials to keep the nations big war in dustries in Under the direction of the Adrian salvage a col lection of all scrap metal and rub ber will be made by two trucks owned by Louis Frank Adrian junk all territory west of Broad and State Streets will be collected while the portion of the city locat ed east of that line will have its metal and rubber contribution col lected The main purpose of the drive is to get this valuable metal and rub her to the smelting furnaces where it can be turned into something far more useful than No person or firm will make money out of the project The Frank firm will pay per ton for all metal and rubber collected to the Adrian civilian defense fund for use in purchasing first aid and other sup plies for The 58 price represents the price per ton less J2 per ton which is the Nothing is too large and hoThTng is too If any Adrian resident has metal that they wish to con tribute which is too large to be carried to the the men mak ing the collection will furnish facilities for transporting it To make the collectionas efficient as it is asked that where ever it is possible to do the junk should be placed near curb by the residents The trucks making the pickup will be plainly marked by white and blue posters so that Adrian residents will know that no un authorized person is collecting the Arthur chairman of the salvage asked today that factories which have discard ed metal boilers or machinery to notify the Frank company so that a collection can be Mayor Lundahl received a telegram today from the Office of Price Administration in Cleve land asking that a mass meeting be held in Adrian May 12 for the purpose of discussing the govern ments new price ceiling that so vitally affects every person in the An official of the OPA will be present on that occasion to address those who attend the various workings of the price The merchants of Adrian and of Lena wee county especially are being urged to attend the meeting but others who are interested also are invited to be present At least 600 persons are expected to be in the Mayor Lundahl said this morn ing that the meeting will be held in the Adrian permission from Lansing having been obtain ed for this The recently announced policy ol the government in establishing rig id price control over virtually everything used by the nations civilian population naturally stirs up many problems and misunder Next Tuesdays meeting is being called to help allay mis understandings and to get the price ceiling programunderway as effic iently as The meeting will start at 8 Mayor Lundahl said that the cooperation of all of the citys service dubs in the matter of at tendance is being The telegram read in The Office of Price Administration has scheduled a meeting to be held in your strategic city May 12 from 8 to 10 for the purpose of explaining the plan and pur pose of the new over all price ceil We ask that you be the pre siding officer and invite all of the merchants in Adrian and of the county We expect 600 per sons to attend An Office of Price Administration official will make a major The message was signed by James Davis of the Cleveland branch of the YUNNAN PROVINCE OF CHINA INVADED BY JAPANESE ARMY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 5 XP Japanese troops invaded Chinas Yunnan Province today after driv ing up the Burma Road and cros sing the shallow Wanting 670 miles from this a mili tary spokesman Bitter fighting is in progress in the area around the border town of still in Chinese the spokesman He declared that destruction ol the Chinese section of the Burma which winds through sheer mountains and gaping hac not yet been necessary but that the Chinese would carry out their scorched earth policy if The Japanese claimed their air force already had carried the war AILIED1 KEEP UP RAIDS ON 5 Jap Planes Are Hit As Enemy Attack On Port Moresby Is Beaten Off BOMB FOES AIR FIELDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Aus May air forces again have smashed forcefully at Japanese island bases above Aus tralia and beaten off another ene my raid on Port a com munique announced It listed five Japanese planes as hit by Allied fighters defending the United Nations New Guinea outpost against a raiding air squadron of nine heavy bombers escorted by ten Zero naval fight of the hit raiders were the communique and the at an air without Airdromes also were the objec tives of Allied raiders over both New and New At the com muniqufi an undisclosed num ber of grounded enemy aircraft were damaged by attacking fight er forces and at bombers scored direct hits on three spread bombs over an area where 20 others were dispersed and start ed fires in supply In the Corregidor un derwent 13 bombing attacks and the Japanese effected a new land ing in Turn to Page 7 Social Justice Publication Ends May 5 ned from the mails as a seditious the national So cial has ceased The Charles who founded the magazine six years ago and who recently accept ed full responsibility for tele graphed Postmaster General Frank Walker yesterday that he ap proved the action of its editor in announcing that the magazine would not hereafter be The announcement came as three assistant postmasters general met to consider charges by Attorney General Francis Biddie that the magazine violated the espionage act by mirroring the Axis propaganda Instead of appearing to show cause why his mailing privilege should not be Editor Perrin Schwartz advised the Post master General of the decision to After hearing Calvin assistant solicitor of the Post Office say that Social Justice had preached a doctrine of defeat ism in Americas war the three examiners recommended that the magazine be barred from the Postmaster General Walker accepted their recommendation im Late Bulletins May 5 medium sized United Nations mer chant vessel and a British mer chantman have been torpedoed off the Atlantic the Navy an nounced and survivors have been landed at an east coast port May 5 IP The Army is building up to a strength of Under secretary of War Patterson dis closed today in testifying the continuance of War Department powers to commission civilians as army Patterson pleaded with the House Military Committee not to sabotage the whole effort by put ting us in a through strict restrictions on commission far into Yunnan Province with a heavy raid on about 100 the province where the Burma Road crosses the upper reaches of the great Mekong A dispatch to the Tokyo indicating that an base had been estabished said the raiders destroyed nine seven of which were The dispatch added that the town had been left in Thus in little less than two the Japanese invaders of Burma had driven 500 miles from Rangoon to Chinas back The great Burma which the Japa nese have since utilized as it main supply fell March 90Mile Drive The advance to Wanting repre sented a 90mile drive along the Burma supply road from the railhead which was wrested from the outnumbered and outgun ned Chinese army commanded by United States General Joseph The army spokesman the Japanese force as The appeared to pose a distant threat to the Chinese capital of some 670 miles away across high mountains and deep The Japanese appeared intent upon severing communications be tween the Chinese of the left flank and the British of the the wild mountain approaches to the spokesman The enemy was expected to con centrate his main effort toward STEEL TO GO Must Stop Other Use of Metals In 90 Days May 5 VPhTbe iron and steel that go into the prod uct of peaceful and pleasant living today were ordered poured into the crucibles of General conservation order M the most sweeping yet issued by the War Production di rects thousands of manufacturing plants to stop within 90 days all use of the metals needed for guns and planes and tanks and Manufacturers of more than 400 common products in every day use were along with thou sands of retailers and all their em The consuming public was warned against receiving articles known to have been produced in violation of the and viola tion was made a punishable by fine or The order was regarded as a knockout blow to the durable goods Any plant that can not shift to the manufacture of war materials must shut down for the There were some ex such as the making of certain articles needed for repair or maintenance hospital equip but the overall effect was to ban the manufacture of such common products as bath cash cigarette light mail fountain pie waste tea swivel slide vot ing and all novelties and souvenirs and Christmas tree or When present stocks are ex hausted the handyman around the house will have to fashion his own hammers and screw drivers were execpted from the The decree was the avalanche that followed preliminary orders against the manufacture of auto vacuum typewriters and other se lected Limited production will be per mitted for 90 but after that no metal may be used except gold or capturing the strategic north Bur ma town of some 170 miles north of devastated to seal off analternate terminus of the Burma the spokesman A column already is mov ing north from Mandalay along the Irrawaddy Chinese troops far to the south of the main battle zones at Atunggyi have started guerrilla he tacitly acknow ledging the collapse of a sustained drive against the Japanese The spokesman said there would be Chinese withdrawal from Burma until the war is We must continue to reinforce our Allies in irrespective of the he Turn to Page 7 PLANES RANGE ENENIHERRlId Skoda Works Bombed Again Stuttgart and Nantes Are Attacked 3 BRITISH PLANES LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May new squadrons of RAF bombers ranging as much as 600 miles over enemy territory attacked the Huge Skoda armament works at Pilsen last struck in force at a major manufacturing city in southwest and raided the docks of Germanoccupied Resuming their day RAF fighter squadrons sped over the straits toward the French coast early this afternoon at great A squadron of heavy fourmotored craft capable of car rying eight tons of explosives was sent on the long foray against the Skoda works in old Czecho It was the second time that the new Stirling bombers had attacked which they bombed on April The air ministry gave no details of the of the new but air noting they were car ried out in the face of unfavorable weather and enemy opposition with the loss of only three called the nights work one of the RAFs most impressive achieve Bag 4 German Planes The British bagged four German planes during the A Czech flight lieutenant got three of Flying over three German airfields in the new RAF tactics of waylay ing German raiders as they return to home this pilot was credit ed with shooting down three out of six Heinkels he encountered over one airdrome in northern He used a fourcannon Hurricane The fourth plane was shot down off the south which the Ger mans The air ministry communique told of other Aircraft of the fighter command attacked enemy air fields in Coastal command aircraft attacked shipping off the coast of Holland and Norway and bombed the Mandal Norway air Turn to Page 7 VICAR ASSASSINATED Unoccupied May 5 Catholic missionary headquarters here said today that Monsignor Louis Apos tolic Vicar at had been assassinated in his residence Further details were not availa He had been in Chungking since Blaze Sweeps Upper Floors of Convalescent Home May 5 per sons lost their lives and eight oth ers were injured when fire of un determined cause swept the up per floors of the fourstory Provi dence Convalescent Home at 5 The dead were Charles who suffered a skull fracture in jumping from a second floor and a man identified ten tatively as Roland Blackweli who was found by firemen in a fourth floor room after the blaze was Seven of the injured were taken to Receiving One of the most critically hurt was Marion who suffer ed fractures of an arm and hip and internal injuries when he leap ed from a top floor window and struck a Dowrel and War ren brother of one of the also suffered inter nal injuries in leaps from the Jean suffered head injuries in jumping from the third and her Al was burned about the face and hands as he clung to a window on the same floor until firemen Several others in the op erated by and Amos Mar tin and a into life nets or were assisted by fire men down Report Ultimatum Is Given To Hitler By His Generals By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May group of Hitlers generals headed by Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch was reported today to have told the Fuehrer bluntly that if his 1942 campaign in Russia they will try to institute for Germany an alternate plan of own calling for abolition of the Nazi A responsible source with un usually reliable information about conditions inside Germany said Hitlerhad accepted this challenge calmly and appointed Von Brau chitsch a member of the supreme relieved Von Brauchitsch as commander in chief last Decem ber 21 and announced that he him relying on his had assumed direct command of his The source said the incident might be interpreted in two days L That Hitler was confident of victory but neededthe help of his former commanderinchiet and VonBrauchltschs friends andJiop ed his appointment would over critics or Turn to Meet Mild Opposition In Occupation Of Vital French Indian Ocean Base Good weather conditions greeted the Adrian Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Adrian fire de partment which are cooperating to present a series of demonstra tions in extinguishing fire bombs at The Island in connection with Paint Up and Clean Up The first demonstration will be given tonight at and the sec and at Similar demonstra tions will be given Wednesday and Thursday nights at the same The exhibition is free and the pub lic is SUBMARINE DEFENSE IS BEING KNOX DECLARES LOS May 5 do not want to boast about said Secretary but we are get ting our defenses in better shape against submarine attacks and we are showing improvement every The Secretary of the Navy told a press conference yesterday You must remember that sub marine warfare is not constant you will have a high wave of destruction and and then it slumps Right now there is a definite subsidence of the sinkings on the Atlantic coast Whether it is due to increased protection or due to the fact that Germany has called in her submarines for overhauling and I dont But we are gradually establish ing the type of defense that has proved effective around England and the North There are very few sinkings in the North At lantio and that is due in part to a system of protection against sub marine attack in this particular area that has been after making a tour of as he described alonj the Atlantic is viewing the de fense setup along the Sugar for Parrot it All Was Going So Smoothly The who received sugar ration stamp booklets yesterday in Lenawee county included Miss Pol ly Parrot Johnson of Adrian town a staid little lady of 40 years to all intents and purposes eligible for a But the county rationing board is not so Her application made out at the Haight read like this Name Polly Parrot Address Adrian Height one foot Weight four Col or of Color of hair Rationing board members thought the sugar consumer regis tration was going fairly smooth un til this came The reason Polly Parrot Johnson is a Now the ration board must inves i Operation E x c 1 usiv e 1 y British Attack Signals End of Allied Efforts to Win Vichy Over STEAL MARCH ON JAPANESE BERLIN from German May 5 said today that a French submarine and tender had been sunk at Madagascar resisting the British Quoting what it said was official information from the agency said that fighting still was going on this afternoon and that there had been French Earlier Fernand de the Vichy representative in was quoted as saying that French troops on Mada gascar had been given strict orders to resistthe Anglo Saxon May 5 Reuters dispatch quoting a Vichy news agency said today that Marshal Petain arid Admiral chief of the armed have sent a mes sage to the commander in chief at Madagascar urging the troops to resist attack and defend the honor of the French May 5 operations still are in progress and the British have captured a French informed quarters said By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British C o mm a n d o splashing through the shallows of Madagascars Courier led a British occupation force onto Frances vital Indian Ocean stronghold in face of mild it was dis closed The British appeared be heading for the islands naval port of Diego 10 miles across the isthmus frdm Courier French forces were said to be commanded by a General a former artillery and the impression in London was that their resistance would be A military who said the landing occurred about 3 British double summer time 9 Eastern War said the special service troops men tioned in a joint Officecommunique were Commandos specially trained for landing Upefa Their General the Royal is experienced in op erations of this He fought with a naval division at Gallipoli in World War Admiral Syfret com nianded the naval force off Appear to Have Broken Spring Ule Islandjr which provided air StalematP coverage for the landing forc staiemate es Qn smaU May 5 bordered bay at the northeast attacks in the Kharkow and ern tip of Taganrog sectors of the southern it exclusively a front were reported today in cirBritish operation and one cumstances which suggested a military commentator emphasized major Russian offensive might have that there were neither Free started before the Germans were American nor South Afri able to launch one of their can troops in the landing These directed by MarThe bold dawn attack signalled shal were reported the end of allied attempts to win from Stockholm Vichy from German it Timoshenko previously has been was believed generally in diplomat reported massing large forces on lc Russias southwest and it The United Nations position in was noted that Moscow dispatches the Indian Ocean was viewed as of yesterday said he sent this greatly improved by the special message to residents of the particularly if Axis reports that the Germanoccupied Ukraine powerful new United States battle The Red army is on its way to Washington and North Caro liberate you lma are operating in those waters prove they May 5 army A foreign office commentator de troops were officially declared clined to speculate on the future today to have waged offensive administration of ex battles on several sectors of the plaining that the undertaking still front and improved their positions is verv much in operational yesterday and the implication was Sta8e and to define the that the Russians had seized the future would rather be tempting initiative to break the relative stalemate of a muddy United Nations Strategy The information bureau anHe that the nounced widespread action action was essentially a United against the Germans after a month Nations strategy and the British in which its communiques were were merely the agents to carry it prefaced by such reports as There were no substantial Turn to Page 7 v At the same time the army news Red said the Germans had introduced a new a 230millimeter mortar which hurled a projectile equiva lent to a large aerial bomb in ex plosive Standard highangle States bombers drove stovepipe are a through a heavy thunderstorm or less of that early and attacked a major States Army infantry unitsuse 60 Japanese air base just north of and 81millimeter Rangoon where 70 enemy aircraft Red Star heavy Nazi had been mortars were used with artillery The great multimotored craft and 150 bombers against a Russian Of Major General Lewis Bere guardist unit which made a 95mile tons command dodged a concen raid within German lines recently tration of searchlightsand ground anda forest was leveled by the exfee to drop 250 and 50pound bombs which caused many fires But when a German regiment atand large explosions at Mingala tacked to take over the blasted don a communique said TH and aircraft parked from the craters and repulsed on Iwm observed the newspaper the account added Official details of yesterdays of Eight Japanese fighter planea sensive thrusts were limited to were but they stayed Leningrad front the clear of the gunbristlino information bureau Red army Lieut Willard a units blew up two ammunition 25yearold and dumps and a fuel depot and de James Kennan led the srroyed German guns and All the American craft returned Eleven hundred enemy dead re undamaged to their Foun mained on the field of it tain had led a previous attack on Big Bombers Raid Jap Base Near Rangoon NEW May 5   

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