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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather Detail on tiff TwoJ MAY 1942 11 JAP SHIPS SUNK 5 ARE DAMAGED IN GREATEST NAVAL BATTLE OF WAR Fl WHERE NAVAL BATTLE IS BEING FOUGHT Many of New Proposals Made to Keep Down Cost of Living SEE SALES TAX LOOMING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May ous new and drastic proposals to keep down the cost of living emerg sd today on the heels of a sudden decision by theTreasury to ask Congress for a cut in personal in come tax High Administration sources said that since one of the purposes of the antiinflation program was to soak up excess purchasing power that might be used to bid up consideration had been given to such ideas as a federal retail sales tax in addition to all other tax in doubled social security and compulsory purchases of war These steps were advocated pri vately by some influential Admin istration leaders before President Roosevelt sent his cost of living message to Congress last The President did not mention these but promised further legis lative if nec That promise started to take shape yesterday when Secretary of the Treasury Henry reversing a previous asked the House Ways and Means Com mittee to cut personal He suggested that the income ex emption for a single person be cut from S750 to for a family head from to for a depend ent from to The secre tary estimated that this plan would add to the revenue i Informed sources said this planj was a compromise of the recom mendation of other Administration leaders that the exemptions be cut to for single for family and for depend Turn to Page 8 Black arrow indicates the Solomon where Navy Department announced a naval battle was in progress with the Japan military experts looked for Japanese thrusts to cut Australian supply lines in the following order pincers action on China from the north and from with a drive on Indias coasts attack on at Vladivostok assault Australia bases to cripple offensive and in force on Hawaii and BULKELEY TELLS HIS STORY OF PT ACTIVITY SAN May 8 Lieut John Bulkeley was inthe United States today with three fel low torpedo boat bringing the story of how they spirited General Douglas MacArthur away from sinking four Jap anese two armored landing boats and downing four planes in their mission to the Modestly relating experiences on the dashing little PT Bulke ley spoke for the four officers at a press conference yesterday and they departed almost immediately for New York and They arrived here by Accompanying the dark husky commander of the speedboat squadron in the Philip were Lieut Robert Kelly of New York Ensign Anthony Akers of Beverly and Ensign George Cox of Water Bulkeleys home is at Long Island Bulkeley told how on one occa sion the PT boats came upon a heavily armored enemy cruiser in the dead of eight and sank it Another time Japanese armored landtag boats were discovered at tempting to sneak up behind Gen eral Jonathan Wainwrights We let 50 Japanese drown after one boat sank because they opened fire first and wounded one of our Bulkeley He told in a matteroffact way how two motor torpedo boats sank a Japanese light cruiser of tons in the last attack off Cebu Island and how Lieutenant Kelly shot down a seaplane from a for mation of four dive Asked iow men feel when they go to the attack in their tiny Bulkeley after the first attack the officers and sailors were cool and calni in They felt that in making the attack they were avenging Pearl Harbor and Reports Futile Attacks Against Northern Communications May 8 is pressing a futile aerial offensive against Russias far northern rail and water communications in an attempt to isolate the Soviet Union Tom the outside the army newspaper Red Star said and a communique declared that 500 Nazis had been wiped out in the northwest For six the newspaper the reinforced German north ern squadrons had executed repeat ed but the effects have been light and 64 enemy planes have ieen destroyed or damaged over Murmansk The Russian air force is striking lack heavily and has forced the iermans to shift their northern air lases to more remote regions in Norway and Red Star Failure of the German offensive was evidenced by the arrival this week in Moscow of several engers from the icefree Arctic ort of The German communique said Nazi and Finnish troops had an nihilated an encircled enemy unil in Lapland after several days oi bitter hilling Other They were doing their MARATHON CANCELLED NEW May 8 Al banyNew York motorboat mara thon has been cancelled because1 of war Cancellation of the 136mile scheduled for May was an nounced by Harry Birdsall commodore of the Middle Atlantic Outboard Birdsall pointed out that fuel restrictions of the government made the action necessary but that the association would attempt to hold the event later in the year if the gasoline rationing is Figures Countys PopuT lation Is Increasing The consumer sugar registration ended yesterday and the final fig ures show that the population in Adrian and Lenawee county has increased slightly since the 1940 census was Officials predicted that the sugar registration would provide a fairly accurate census figure inasmuch as every person in the coun state and nation must register to buy The rationing figures reported today at the county rationing of fice at the court house show that persons registered for ra tioning during the last four 3f this number ra tioning Those who did did not receive bookletshave more than six pounds of sugar per per son on hand and they can not ob tain booklets until the sugar has been used up at the rate of half a pound per week per The 1940 census showed the pop ulation of Lenawee county to be persons as compared with the persons registered for rationing this On the basis of the rationing registration the countys population has increased oy persons in the last two In persons regis tered for rationing as compared with a 1940 census figure of The citys population has increased by 679 Sugar registration figures are not completely It is tak en for granted that some persons did not register this week but will do so When they do register it will be necessary for them to de clare the amount of sugar they had on hand May 4 and the half pound per week allotment per per son will be charged off against the The Adrian registration by schools was reported as follows New and The total registration and the number of books issued in each of the larger cities and villages of the county were Clinton regis trations and books and Blissfleld and and and British Offer To Repatriate May 8 Brit ish offered repatriate an Frenchmen on Madagascar wh did not wish to cooperate with the United Nations and pledget restoration of the island to Frano simultaneously with the first land ing on Madagascar a for eign office commentator announce The first British landtag result ed in capture of the strategic Diego Suarez naval base Thursday morn but a military commentator d further landings would be necessary to obtain such vita strategic points as the Tulear air Late Bulletins SAN May 8 The army announced today that Manuel president o the Philippine has arrived in San He was accompanied by his family and ex ecutive May 8 Price Administrator Leon Hender son said today that motorists on he eastern using their cars for nonessential conli expect no more than three gallons of gasoline a week under a gov ernment rationing 1 am going to say with no irospects of getting it above lenderson newsmen just be bre going before the House inter state commerce committee to testi y on the gasoline and tire situa Group to Plan War Bond Sales A meeting of the members of the war savings stamp and bond com mittee together with representa tives of the citys patriotic and ser vice clubshas been called for oclock tonight at the Masonic Temple by Elmir coun ty Plans for the coming campaign to get Adrian residents to sign pledges for stamp and bond purchases will be May 8 mediumsized United States merch ant vessels have been torpedoed in the Caribbean the Navy an nounced and survivors nave been landed at an east coast port May 8 rom the Russian front reported to lay that the Germans had suffered casualties southwest of Len ngrad in counter attacks attempt ng to wrest the initiativefrom the Red army May 8 jPh3ap anese columns trying to advance along the Burma Road northeast of Chefang have been routed byiChi men being wiped out and another crushingly a Chi nese said May 8 and Military experts agreed tonight that the great sea battle raging off tie Solomon Islands was the begin ning of the battle for Australia and that the result would have a tre mendous bearing on the whole course of the May 8 Senate military committee approv ed unanimously today a House bill to establish a uniformed womens auxiliary which would operate in noncombatant war service under the direction of the Women of 21 to 45 years of age could base if French resistance continued The commentator offer to the French was made to avoid bloodshed and was contingent on French cooperation with the Brit ish occupation He there was no confirmation of reports that the surrender terms at Diego Suarez included a fire iorder for all French forces on the square miles in It was more than onehalf of the French troops on the island were involved in the defense of theDiego Suarez naval which would mean that the surrender minimized the French chances of real resistance Prior to the the French declared they were able to mobilize soldiers on the British casualties in the conquest of the Diego Suarez Bay area may be considerably less than it was stated Prime Minister Churchill had told the House of Commons yester day the casualties may exceed the A military commentator said in fantry which advanced in the first attack on Antsirana and had been reported missing now were known to have established themselves in independent positions the Turn to 2 May 8 Mac Dill Field heavy bomber with 10 Army men two of them was listed as missing to day by MacDill Field The plane left MacDill Wednes day morning on a routine training Sight When no word was heard from the due back at the field at 7 EWT Wednes planes were sent outSo far no trace been lound of the members of1 the crew were Second Lieut Hugh Willis Texas Second Lieut nese one column of son of C Wellston Air Ma Staff SergtWilbert Tampa Pvt Robert Pvt Ray niond Pvt Nelton son of Pvt Elmer vt Charles Wau Two passengers were Pvt 3ordon son of Bert Green Wis Sergt Eugene son of Frank AUCTIONS May Auction southeast of Grass Irving See on May Public northeast of George See on Market Gl ACCEPTS IB Corporation Capitulates On Controversy May s the LaborBoard went ahead in private mediation to day of the contract dispute tween General Motors Corporation and the United Automobile Work ers CIO after settlement of dif ferences between the board and cor Motors accession to the board for temporary exten sion of the wage contract with the union removed a stumbling block to The corpora tion capitulated suddenly in a dra matic open session with the board In accepting the General Motors will continue to pay double time for Sunday and holiday work until May 18 under terms of the contract which expired April The boardsaid its order would be superseded immediately jy any understanding which the union and GM might come to before May President Wilson of General Motors said this was acceptable to and the issue was given first Call before the mediation The panel also is hearing numerous other proposals from bpth the un 6h and corporation for amendment of r their contract When protesting boards or der for extension of the Wilson ihad charged that it was lased ii yesterdays marked by both denunciation of GMs attitude and cajolery toward a re raction demanded from him yboard chairmanWilliam Da after two hours of dis Wilson said he understood he boards intent in view of the Pressing Wilson to retract the ex parte Davis said the GM chief had led the public to believe hat the board had conducted a iroceeding only one side rep Davis said was the meaning of ex I dont know an ex parte bearing is said asking Davis not to force me to ake a position on that Turn to Page 2 TRAIN DERAILED JERSEY May 8 ff Hudson and Manhattan Rail road train was derailed at height of the morning halting all movement on the Hud son River tube between New Jer sey and uptown New York and up setting travel Jersey citypolice headquarters said first reports indicated no one was The tieup also shut down service retween Hudson Terminal in down own New York and Hobokeii well as Jersey City and uptown 33rd Street Thousands of workers in war industries in northern New Jersey and New York were affected bg accident The Japanese Claim A merican Two Plane 2 Other Allied Warships Sunk TO ISOLATE Believe Engagement is Ranging Expanse of Ocean South of Solomon Islands forces were reported smashed on the Murmansk front the official German Red Star said that 14 raids were airports in the1 fast month that cthe bombings were con In the last 4J German planes were estimated as destroyed in the northern States and British sup jlies have been flowing in increas ng quantity into Murmansk in re cent The Nazi fliers were reported concentrating on railway stations and They usually fly in groups of 20 bombers protected by lowflying fighters Derating at between 600 to eet The bombers fly at between and dropping lound many of them de ayed action Congress May Take Short Vacation May 8 indefinitely postponed was lung on proposed labor and farm irice legislation today as leaders tudied the possibility of letting Congress take a short summer va ation beginning about July while a Senate committee puts the inishmg touches on the new tax The seventyseventh Congress las been in almost continuous ses sion since it convened on January 1941 and some legislators with lections coming up this which includes all the members of he House and more than onethird f the expressed the esire to get home and ook into the condition of their poli tical With this in leaders were aid to have checked off the possi ility of immediate action on con roversial proposals to curb or ganized labors privileges in war ime or on President Roosevelts uggestion that price control ceil ngs on farm prices be Advocates of restrictive labor le gislation conceded that the collapse recent efforts to bring such neasures before Congress meant hat nothing was likely to be done these bills for weeks of ossibly Informal canvas es were said dministration to have convinced lieutenants they acked sufficient votes to overcome lie farm blocs opposition to the residents proposal to make parity the top for agricultural Turn to Page 2 ROOFS WONT HINDER DANCERS AT MAY PARTY Those who attend the Tau Del ta May party dance at the Adrian armory tonight will not be chal enged by State Troops is enter the it was aid by Alfred Gebheim yes The troops will be ondu making their regular patrols and guarding the but at the dance will be free to enter without military CONFLICT OF GRAVE SIGNIFICANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED May 8 The greatest naval battle of the war is in progress in the seas directly east of with the immediate fate of this continent depending on the undetermined Allied headquarters announced that already 11 Japan ese ships had been sunk and five badly as follows Sunk An aircraft a heavy a light cruis two four a transport and a supply vessel Damaged and believed a total loss Another aircraft carrier Heavily damaged A heavy a light seaplane tender and a cargo Allied bombers were credited with destruction of still another Japanese transport in a raid on the Louisiade islands northeast of The Japanese countered with a claim that an Ameri can battleship of the Califor nia class and two aircraft car riers of the Saratoga and Yorktown classes had been a British battleship and an Australian cruiser heavily side reported losses of its but the British Admiralty promptly denied the Japanese claim Warspite or any other British battleship has Biddle Presents Credentials to Queen Wilhelmina May 8 IP Dutch heroism in the face ag gression at home and overseas has stirred the imagmation of the American President Roose velt told Queen Wilnelmina in a letter presented to her in London AnthonyJU Bid am bassador to The Ambassador who func tioned as minister to The Neth erlands government in London un the elevation of the respective missions to embassy for mally presented his credentials to the Queen Text of the Presidents letter to the as made public by the State Department follows Your Majesty The stouthearted courage and gallant which Hollanders have shown on front in their determined resistance to wanton aggression by Germany and by Ja pan have stirred the imagination of the American We are proud that the men of our armed forces have in recent months fought side by side with the brave sailors and air men of The Netherlands forces in the Indies and in the It seems fitting therefore that he United States and The Nether lands should as a mark of their united efforts against their com mon enemies henceforth exchange diplomatic representatives with Jie rank of I have jeen very pleased to learn that you have agreed to receive the Anthony Biddle as ambassa dor extraordinary and plenipoten iary of the United States of Amer ica near Your Majestys govern ment and I trust that you will give full faith to any action which he may take on behalf of his govern Signed Franklin Roosevelt RANGOON ATTACKED NEW May 8 range United States oper ating from bases in made another attack this morning on Japaneseheld it was an nounced or damaged Japanese located the battle in the Coral Sea southeast of New saying it began Wednes when a powerful Anglo American combined fleet was dis covered and Allied headquarters did not spe cifically name the location but suc cessive communiques indicated it was ranging over a wide expanse of ocean south of the Solomon Islands and extending into the Coral Island Screen Penetrated If actually in the Coral the battle indicates the Japanese have broken through the outer screen of islands which shield the Australian continent on the east at a of about Turn to SEA Page HENDERSON TO TESTIFY ON GAS SITUATION May 8 The House Interstate Commerce Com mittee asked Price Administrator Henderson today for an idea of what the general public might expect in the way of more rubber and gasoline in future Henderson accepted an invitation to testify before the committee nimarily on the gasoline situation rat chairman Lea DCalif said he members also wanted any in formation available on the rubber The committee has for some time een investigating the general pe troleum and earlier this week heard testimony from Pe troleum Coordinator Harold Its Lea was to re quest interested federal officials o testify from time to time so the committee might keep abreast of developments and be in a position to recommend legislation if neces British Position In Libya For Summer Believed Secure By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May British position in Libya is secured for the summer by the occupation of Mada gascars Diego Suarez naval base and Maltas successful defense against Axis air attacks which evi dently were intended to openthe way for a well informed military observer said Capitulation of French forces in Jie Diego Suarez Bay area reduced he Japanese threat to Indian Ocean supply Dwindling of German Italian mass air raids within the ast two weeks has left the rock based naval and air forces of Malta still preying upon Axis convoys in iie General Sir William George Jheddon 62yearold World War veteran who had weathered more than air attacks upon has been succeeded as gov ernor and commander to chief by Viscount Gort 55yearold former chief of the imperial it was announced last night Lord is known the British as Tiger He led the British Expeditionary Force in France at the beginning of the Since he had been in command at General Dobbie is expected to re turn to England to rest The military observer said Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was not strong enough to open large scale operations against the British armies in North Africa and that constant submarine attacks upon GermanItalian convoys made the situation He said heavy air attacks against Malta had slackened since April 25 and added There is no doubt in my mind that these were intended as a pre liminary to a seaborne invasion of The RAF and antiaircraft batteries defeated the luftwaffe just they did in the summer of 1940 over The invasion plans were upset Maltais operating and Axis supplies are stil being to Page 131
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