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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Shotoers Details on Pase Two MAY PRICE 3 CORREGIDOR AND OTHER MANILA STRONGHOLDS FORCED TO SURRENDER British Push 20 Miles Into Is land Through Stiffening Resistance RELIC OF PAST IS DONATED TO WAR EFFORT Adrians campaign for scrap metal and old rubber to help feed the nations war effort got away to an early start yesterday afternoon with the contribution of a 400 pound safe from the residence of the Misses Mary and Ethel Curtis at 308 North Broad Street Workmen for Louis Frank junk dealers who are making the are shown pushing the heavy safe into a truck while Julian Frank at the left examines a old fashioned key used to open the safe at one The workmen are Floyd Glis Every Rogers and Frank Today the col lection was to cover the west side of the All residents west of Broad and State Streets were to THREATEN DIEGO SUAREZ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May troops are approaching Diego the naval base and key to after having smashed 20 miles through stiffening French resist ance in a swift drive to hold the island for the security of the al lied shipping lanes in the Indian a military commentator said Ke named Diego Suarez and neighboring Antsirana as the chief objectives of the British advance he ing satisfactorily although French resisiance grew stronger as the British plunged through the jungle on the far northern tip of the is This source revised the original estimate of the distance between the Courrier Bay landing and Diego Suarez from 10 miles to the greater He refused to confirm the French estimate of the landing forces as or that parachute troops were being French strength was appraised at Frenchmen and col The obedient to the Vichy governments dictate to fight 1o the were believed to be inferior to the for ces the British have put There was no British word on the possibility of more landings on the island but it was pointed out here that Madagascar scarcely could be called safe with the oc only of Diego Airfields such as the one at Tu on the southwest down almost the whole length of the it was point ed would afford the Japanese an opportunity to attack with air borne infantry and parachutists as the Germans did to capture Airfields Vital These it was noted are vital if Madagascar is to be the President last week about get ting out of the rules were de signed to keep people from using their credit to bid up prices that enter into the cost of living and al so to put more money into circu lation for war They provide specifically how and when credit customers should pay for everything from kitchen pans to items in whether bought on regular charge accounts or on the installment Turn to Page 2 40 JAP PLANES ARE DESTROYED 25 put their metal and rubber at the curb Frank reported that two loads were picked up on the west side this The amount of metal and rubber collected was not Frank but the collection in the east end of the city tomor row is expected to be The collection is being carried on rain or The campaign is under the direction of the Adrian salvage committee composed of Arthur George Little and Allan Palmer said numerous residents had requested aid in removing old furnace parts and other heavy articles from basements for the salvage used as an air base for attacks on Japanese naval forces in the In dian Ocean and to patrol the three sea lanes passing near it Turn to Page 9 RULESJKE EFFECT Pay Keep Out of President Advises May 6 government today put a set of teeth in President Roosevelts ad vice that people ought to pay their bills and keep out of debt With only a few hours the Federal Reserve Board put in to effect last midnight rules gov erning the credit purchase of near ly every household item except drugs and Intended specifically to give force to the suggestion made by Shoppers Take Rationing In Stride Adrian housewives are treating sugar rationing books as the lull thatfollowsthe groc ers in the city decided Dur ng the days and preceding discontinuance of sugar sales they ganged up in stores buying as much sugar as they the first day any in dividual could buy sugar using the ration sales were slow and most purchasers accepted the new system in a matter of fact man Many did not exactly under stand the procedure but once it was explained they produced Motorists Held to 5 to 6 Gal lons a Week May 6 gasoline limit of five to six gal lons a week for many eastern mo torists was indicated today in a War Production Board order cut ting consumption in the Atlantic seaboard area to onehalf that af last year starting May when rationing becomes Gasoline consumption in the east and Oregon and Washington al ready is cut to twothirds The new order made no mention of the northwestern states and there was speculation that restric tions might oe lifted there because of improved supply The WPB order also limited con sumption of light fuel the kind used in house to 50 per cent of normal beginning May 16 in the 17 eastern states and the Dis trict of The order ap plied to deliveries to suppliers and was the first cut on heating Although the overall curtailment of gasoline consumption in the east will be it was explained that since necessary vehicles will continue to receive their full re the nonessential users will be cut by about 60 per cent The supply available under a 50 per cent cut would mean that many motorists would have to get along on five or six gallons weekly but there was no official hint as to the ration allowance for each motorist under the card A tempor aray emergency plan will go into 2ffect in the East on May 16 and continue until July when a more elaborate program will be put in Motorists of the whole country were warned by Joseph East defense transportation direc that automobiles and tires now on the road are a national and not a private Every owner of a motor vehicle in public or private service should realize that he holds this vehicle in trust for the national war effort and that it should be used only for HEROIC IS May capitulation of Corregidor today to the swarming hordes of Japanese wrote the end of an epic of dra hopeless heroism seldom matched in military The defiant resistance to the en emy in the Philippines is not over bands of Fili and Moros still oppose the occupation of several of the is But the army of of per laps which knew there was no and only fought more fiercely m that is This was the army of Douglas the army of Skinny Wainwright It was the army of Colin who died to save his bomber crew after sulking a Jap anese and of Major Thomas poloplay ing Trap who fought a oneman rear guard action for his mechanical cavalry and calmly de stroyed a bridge singlehanded un der pointplank enemy Turn to Page 9 purposes of Eastman Between 50 and 75 persons saw a demonstration of different metiv ods to extinguish fire bombs ai The Island last night The demon stration was arranged in connec tion with Clean Up and Paint Up Fireman Paul Ahleman and Chief Jack Hawley conducted the demonstration while Squire Chase explained the methods Mag nesium fires were extinguished with the aid of chemical extinguishers sand and The demonstra tions will be repeated tonight and Thursday night at BRITISH D May Move Against Vichy Controlled Bases Flanking Panama Canal 6 Vichy governments resistance to British occupation of Madagascar was regarded in diplomatic circles today as an act which might be construed as hostile to the Unite Nations and hence basis for a move against Vichycontrolled bases flanking the Panama The United States stood read for any Western Hemisphere reper but there was no offlcia torn off and departed sugar without further In April the day sugar sales resembled Black Friday on the stock exchange for some One independent re tail grocer reported a sale of three tons of sugar in that one Yes terday he sold ten pounds through the ration The chain stores reported brisker sales but did not find families particularly anxious to try out their new The county rationing board re ported today that a total of Lenawee residents had registered for rationing in the first two days of the program and that ration books had been Ra tioning officials expected that about would register before Thursday night Registrations are being taken at the Adrian grade schools and all other schools in the indication of what moves Presiden sevelt might order in suppor with the British of seizins f their to be Trench military bases before the Axis has a chance grab Chief of Government Laval sharp rejection of the American note backing Britains Madagascar coupled with Chief of State Petains order to fight and Admira Darlans vitriolic denunciation o British highway endec any expectation here that Vichj might take the occupation of Mada jascar as philosophically as it tool the Japanese occupation of French IndoChina last It raised in acute form the question of Vichycontrolled bases in the Car ribean area Guade loupe and French be allowed to remain in Vichy Turn to Page 2 RAFAHISH Heavy Bomber Squadron Strikes Again at Air Base North of Rangoon BRITISH FALLING BACK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW May orty Japanese planes were de troyed and 25 others were badly amaged by a heavy United States omber squadron which struck arly today in its second successive aid on Mingaladon airdrome just orth of American ources said Three flights of Major Breretons bomber force n India delivered the attack this starting fires that could ie seen 70 miles Their bombs smashed into the ireblackened Japanese hangar and gasoline left wrecked by he two previous flights of bomb rs the night The raid was the seventh in the ower Burma area since American liers began their aerial offensive from India April The Americans met strong anti aircraft and fighter plane op A Army air force leadquarters communique said ntimating that Mingaladon was lerhaps the chief of all the Jap anese air bases in While the weary British land orces continued a rearguard ac ion along the aided by the RAF bombing in the vicinit of about 50 miles wes of fallen there was no vord from eastern end of the Surma where the Chinese orces at last reportwere fighting he Japanese who had thrust acros the border1 Chinas Yunnan May Be Cut Off As the main British forces fel a military commentator sail that might have to abandon some of their heavier equipment 3ut that they were in no greate danger of entrapment than for th past three it wa conceded that the Japanese ma eventually cut them despit he heroic aid of civilian pilot flying troops and civilians out ir unarmed transport planes shuttlin jetween India and the Turn to Page 2 Defense Forces Lose 2 of 3 Light Naval Units Unoccupied May 6 Madagascar commu nique declared today that the is lands entire air force had been hurled into action against a re newed British bombing attack and reported we are resisting along the first line of At the same time it was disclosed that the French defense forces had lost two of three light naval units which sailed out of the Diego Suarez naval base yesterday the first day of British attack in a desperate foray against odds de scribed as The Bevez and the Bougainville were sunk by the gunfire of the British naval forces as they attempted to close in for a torpedo the communique Vichy described the Bougain ville variously as a light cruiser and an auxiliary but Janes Fighting Ships lists only a ton French sloop of that A German broadcast said the ship was an auxiliary cruiser converter from the passenger steam er Bougainville of the French ship ping Turn to Page 2 AUCTIONS May Auction sale 2 miles west of See on Market May Furniture auction at Fred See on Market Industrial Plants at Stuttgart Bombed Again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May plants in Stuttgart again wer bombed by the RAF for the secom night in succession last night an British raiders also attacked othe targets in southern th British reported The raids were the third i row against Germany since start of a new series of aerial as saults Sunday on Hitlers war an industrial From these and other engage four bombers are missing the air ministry It said the docks atNantes wer again bombed and airdromes o northern France and the low countries were A temporary waning of Nazi re taliatory raids was evident as th RAF pursued a of de struction which has taken heavj bomber command units into Ger many 21 times since April Light German forces made and fprays against southeas English coastal districts with bomb and killing two or mof persons and causing some damage Four planes took part in the twi light Two executed th morning A communique of the ministrie of and home securityan that durin the hours of darkness there was nothing to Turn to Page Hits Scored on Grounded Ene my Bombers ALLIED Aus May 6 bomber smashed anew yesterday at Jap anese bases above Australia in th steady effort to keep the enem from building up offensive strength allied headquarters announced to with attacks on Ne and New Britain At where the raid was th sixth in ten the war bulleti said hits were scored on grounde enemy The attack on Rabaul was th third in four days but headquar ters only said that hits were ob served in the target Prime Minister John Curti announced in Canberra the appoin ment of Air Commodore Georg as chief of air staff c the Royal Australian Air Forci Jones served in the Australian fly ing corps in the last The Australian Air Departmen at the same time disclosed th death late last month in a Nev Guinea air battle of one of rth RAAFs most distinguished fighte squadron leader Jack An Air Department bulletin sai he was leading a force Kitty Hawk fighters when a superio Japanese force of eight bombers and 12 fighters was encountere and Jackson was killed in the en suing flew in Syri and Cyprus earlier in the war an won the Distinguished Flying Cross in in Libya for shoo ing down three of an Axis bombe force harassing British BAY May 6 farmer convicted assau in the Saginaw valley potato strik was sentenced by Circu Judge James McCormick Tue day to 150 days in jail as well as being ordered pay Socier was allege to have figured in the beating o Henry who shipped h potatoes despite afarmers strik Defenders Worn Down By and Lack Of Ammunition T Believe Wainwright Remained With Troops to End Japs Now Control One of Best Harbors in Orient NoMansLand With Star Shells at Night May 6 than of Germanys Kalinin front roops have been killed in 72 hours f fighting and the survivors show igns of nervousness by illuminating omansland nightly with star the Russians said This precaution against surprise hrusts by the Red army is an adap ation from the trench warfare of One unit was credited by the Russian information bureau with killing the and more Germans n the zone of bitter combat north west of Moscow and it added that trophies and prisoners were cap One of our units operating on me sector of the Leningrad front north of the Kalinin front mashing enemy ad and dug itself in strongly in new the bureau report The endeavoring o regain lost made sever al but were flung iack with great Of developments how the governments midnight itatement said nothing of impor ance took The Germans reported last night that coastal artillery batteries had repulsed Russian parties attempt ng to land from the Sea of Azov lehind Nazi lines Sunday Such a landing actionwouldfitthe pattern of a southern offensive re ported by Stockholm dispatches to London as instituted by Marsha Guerrillas in the region of Ger manoccupied 200 miles south of sent Premier Joseph Stalin a letter reporting that they lad killed enemy troops in Jie last six 16 troop 340 29 planes and 33 blown up 100 bridges and liberated 345 So far in it was the guerrillas have routed three Hun garian blown up 30 mu nitions dumps and destroyed five enemy radio JAP VICTORY A COSTLY ONE By PRESS May its ammunition its beach defenses and under constant air and gunnery has been surrendered to overwhelming Japanese landing The War Department announced the fall of the island ortress in Manila Bay Under siege for 28 Corregidor subjected to 52 enemy air raids in the past four and military installations had been severely damaged before Gen eral Jonathan Wainwrights forces Svere One of the last messages received from the commander who succeeded General Douglas as head of the Philippine said there had been heavy casual ties during the past few General Wainwright was believed to have stayed with STABBED May 6 signor Xavier apostolic vicar of was stabbec and seriously wounded by a robber who broke into his room at 2 m but a physician pro nounced him out of danger today French Catholic missionary leadquarters in Lyon reported yes erday that Monsignor Jantzen hae been at his resi but that details were no his troops to the Those WHo Have Not Regis tered Warned to Do So May 6 ra tioning registration reached the halfway mark in Michigan with approximately or three fifth of the states population hav tion the state rationing ad ministration announced Despite the rate of application of more than a day since registration started Ar thur rationing adminis said he was frankly concerned that many people still are not aware of the necessity of especially in industrial Sarvis said returns 60 of the 83 counties showed applications were received and books issued to eligible per Wayne county reported a registration of more than SO per cent of its pop In were People tell us they can register any time they That is not Unless they ter at public elementary schools before Thursday they can not register anywhere until May At that he emphasized applications will be received by county rationing boards but delay is likely since local boards will not hire extra employees for registra tion Turn to Page 6 Wainwright according to the War Depart ments communique said shelling by Japanese 240 millimeter siege guns was more disastrous than the aerial The final artillery barrage de stroyed barbed wire entangle ments and blasted machine gun installations and other centers of Wain wright and the Japanese troops across the harrow strench of water from Bataan peninsula in a large number of steel the Japanese gained un disputedpossession of one of the best harbors of the Corregidors guns replied to the enemy artillery fire and shelled truck columns in Bataan during the last Wainwright but the counterbattery fire was severe ly as it had been throughout the siege of the Manila Bay by lack of aerial obser Turn to Page Late Bulletins Delay Imposed On Japs By The Defenders Of Gorregidor Of Vast Value To Allies May 6 anese troops which drove across the Chinese frontier from Burma are continuing their advance to the northeast into Yunnan Province along the Burma a Chinese array Communique announced to May 6 navy announced today a small Nor wegian merchant vessel had been torpedoed off the Atlantic Survivors have been landed at east coast May 6 Brit ish are meeting determined resist ance in Madagascar and casualties today have been a com munique By DEWITT JIACKENZ1E Wide World War Analyst The fall of Corregidor at long last gives theJapanese use of the strategic naval base of Manila over which this little Gibraltar stood such gallant but the delay imposed on the enemy program of advance by the brilliant defense of Bataan and Corregidor has been of inestimable value to the Allies in the preparation of the allimport ant defenses of Australia and other wise getting set for Manila with its defenses was the barrier which the Japs had to crash in order to perfect their attenuated sea communications with the home land and permit them to race on ward towards Indonesia and Aus Had they not been halted in the Australia might long have experienced in Under the circumstances one finds it difficult to look upon the surrender of the rock of Corregidor as a Not only has it made an invaluable contribution to Allied arms as President Roosevelt said in his to General Wainwright You and your devoted followers have become the livingsymbols of our war aims and the guarantee of Surely the inspiration which has come to all the Allied peoples from the defense of Bataan and Corregi dor is a victory whose value it would hard to Never a Chance Wainwright and his men never had chance to win through against the overwhelming striking power of the attacking That the defense held out so long 28 days of fierce siege is an amazing circumstance which will form one of the striking pages of American Not only were our men without air protec and under a merciless cross fire from heavy artillery on both sides of the but had run short of ammunition and even lacked sufficient They must have been in a state of physical collapse from want of nourishment and sleep after almost a month of continual when the Japanese swarmed ashore and en forced Corregidor was a powerful posi Most of its important de fenses as in the case of mighty hewn out of the interior of the Together with Its three companion El Fraile and all of which possess domi nated the great bay of Manila and prevented one of the worlds finest harbors from being used by the Lack of adequate air defense was one of the maui causes our un doing in the and the same was true of Singa pore and Corregidors rocky offset that Here it must be added that as in the cast of Ba there has been no way in which aid could be taken to our forces in Manila The Jap anese have so completely dominated the air and sea that relief on any scale has been May 6 first spring brought out of reserve in Siberia and thrown into action on an undisclosed sector of the was reported today to have won a victory over the Ger mans and captured an important river mouthpiece of the Rus sian said that this vanguard of the new armies formed during the winter deep in the Russian in terior reached the front last month and proved its strength from its first May 6 Secretary of State Hull said today that Vichys rejection of an Amer ican note backing up the British coup on Madagascar called for a and he added grimly it would certainly receive Whether the reply would be in the form of a note or in the of he left May 6 ff The United States light which the Japanese have several times claimed to have has arrived at an east coast the Navy announced badly damaged and torn by bombs but very much The cruiser has steam ed half way around the making a portion of the trip with her steering gear disabled and sometimes barely managing to keep to bring her wounds of war home for healing and testi the Navy to the strugr gles of captain and crew to keep their badly damaged ship even though water at like a torrent through her   

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