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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 11, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weather Details on Pago Two MAY 1942 CHINESE TRAP JAP BURMA ARMY ALLIES DEAL A 10 JAP NAVY Sink or Damage 2 Subs Deny Loss of Battleship Or Carrier In Coral Sea TENDER AND TANKER HIT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED May a sequel to the great battle of the Coral Allied bombers dealt another blow to Japanese naval power yester day by sinking or damaging two enemy submarines off Northeast ern General MacArthurs headquarters announced The number of Japanese vessels officially reported knocked out of action or badly crippled in this theater in the past seven days thus was raised to a grand total of Whether the submarines were a part of the enemy fleet repulsed by Allied forces last week in the Cor al Sea was not but it was evj ident that the Allied air force was continuously patrolling those wat ers in search of scattered remnants ofthe Japanese First indication of this was given yesterday in a communique an nouncing that Allied planes ha damaged another Japanese sea plane tender and a tanker in thi Coral The communique definitely de that there hac been no further contact between Japanese and Allied naval units and no further mention of naval action was made by MacArthur headquarters today in reporting on Sunday Decline to Elaborate Official quarters declined to elaborate on the and i Missing in Philippines still was uncertain whether th Coral Sea action definitely had been broken off or whether the opposing fleets were maneuvering to resume the battle which a Sat urday communique said had cd CThe Germancontrolled Paris radio broadcast a report today thai powerful Japanese naval rein forcements had arrived in the Cor al Sea for the resumed battle but the report was not confirmet by any other Turn to Page 2 Sparks from a chimney started a fire which damaged the roof an attic of the Claire Eisenmann residence at 1053 West Maumee Street at oclock Saturday In addition to the house is occupiec by and Hidden and and Max When the Adrian fire department the fire was burning in the having worked its way under the root The firemen gol at the fire by ripping small holes in the Water from the rural trucks tanks was used to extin guish the fire before it spread to the rest of the Damage to the second floor of the house was confined to dam age by water seeping through from the The fire was discovered by a JOE IS DEAD May 11 Death has claimed Joseph Web of the famed stage comedy Weber and Weber succumbed yesterday at a hospital after an illness of several His died last Weber and Fields were insepar able in private as they were behind the and after their retirement in 1930 they made their homes Beverly Born the same year they began their stage when they were They kept the country laughing for 60 an eightyear separation that started in They opened the Weber and Fields music hall of Broadway and their productions included manyof the stars of the Fay Dewolf Anna David Warfield and They played themselves in the movie The Life of Lillian Surviving Weber is his the former Lillian They were married in Funeral services will be the time and place in keeping with Webers KILLED BT LOCOMOTIVE May 11 Foley was killed Sunday morn Ing when he fell into the path of a freight locomotive in the Pere Mar quette Railroad yards Thomas Harvey The Marine Corps has in formed Carl Beggs of Hudson that Thomas Harvey is missing since the fall of the fortress of Cor regidor in Manila Bay to the Japan ese last 20 years joined the Marines at the age of 17 after spending his early life near He attended the Demings Lake Harvey served with the Ma rine detachment in Shanghai during the ChinoJapanese war and was evacuated with others after tension between the Unitec States and Japan began to mount From Shanghai he was sent to the Philippines and participated in the defense of the A Pvt Michael Harvey is serving in the Field Artil BIG FIRES SET IN JAPAN IN APRIL 18 War Department Releases De tails of Devastating Bomber Attack Eight Matters Listed for Trial By Jury The May term of the Lenawee circuit court was opened this morn ing with a call of the cases on the calendar by Judge Arthur Rath Two criminal arraignments and cIvilmatterS also werebefore the court Memorial services for John planned for this were adjourned to next Monday Eight matters are awaiting trial ay two of them criminal ac tions and six civil The May term jury is to report for duty May The first trial is to be that of Harry who is being brought into court in pro ceedings to compel the support of an illegitimate Those who pleaded guilty this morning were Everett who s charged with and Reva who also is with Arthur who is charg ed with being a second offender on drunk driving waived a jury trial and is to be tried by the court without a In the call of civil cases listed for trial by six were marked ready for trial and one was passed over the Of the civil cases to ae tried by the court without a nine were marked ready while tour were passed over the Nineteen chancery cases were marked ready with nine being THOUSANDS OF CASUALTIES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May minute the radio announcer in To kyo was detailing the of life in Japan and the freedom from fear of And the next There were between three and four thousand The Japanese people were asked to pray for rain to extinguish the fires and to decrease the chance for further air That what United States army bombers reported hearing in their earphones as they approached and left Japan on the Saturday af ternoon of April Forty eight hours later the To kyo broadcaster reported that the fires started during the raid were then under In its first communique Japan as the scene of War Department yesterday brok a threeweeks silence on the raid that brought a welter of panicky and contradictory reports from Ja Unanswered Question The question that has been haunting the Japanese ever sine Where did they come was left pointedly The reporting tha Army bombers had niade the first attack in years on wha the Japanese regard as the sacrec soil of their said The attack was made in clear CHINESE CLAIM JAP ROUT wAJU OTWScSfe NEW May U miters have damaged the station ol Radio Paris and the famous Paris Ian restaurant of worthy advises to the Associated Press from Europe said The extend of the damage was fully known but several per sons were reported killed in the The British in a broadcast heard by said that the main broadcasting station of Radio located ISO miles south of the capi tal at had been blown up and the aerial had been Unleashing a terrible artillery Chinese troops claim to have slaughtered more than Japanese soldiers and sent the main Japanese body reeling back toward Burma in a The engage ment took place near Chefang 25 miles from the Burma The Chinese also announced recap ture of Maymyo former allied headquarters in Meantime Tokyo claimed capture of Kinu rail town north of and the destruction of more than 55 Chinese trucks north of Lungling weather in the middle of the day the planes flying at low so low that is was necessary to avoid barrage The selec ted targets were unmistakable and were accurately attacked with de molition and incendiary naval and Industrial jlants were the objectives in the rtSriitypf Nar and other Large lires were started which continuee o burn in some instances for at least two An interesting sidelight on the raid was the fact that as the planes approached Japan a propaganda nroadcast in English was being ransmitted by a Tokyo radio sta The announcer was detailing he pleasures of life in Japan anc Jie fredeom from fear of bombing Warning Broadcast this program was cul and a warning was broadcast n Japanese to the effect that To kyo was then being bombed by a great number of lowflying air planes which were traveling at ter Turn to Page 2 E Seeks Assurances That French An uncontested divorce decree was granted by Judge Rathbun this morning to Joseph Lauffer of Jasper in his suit against Iva The divorce was granted m grounds of extreme Hammond of Adrian was Lauffers Three decrees quieting titles were One was granted to Floyd clearing his title to property in Palmyra An other was granted to Francis clearing the title to property n Deerfield The third vas granted to William clearing his title to property in Frank Riley of Bliss ield was the attorney in all three Charles Butcher of Detroit was irraigned this morning for nonpay ment of alimony but he was releas ed on his promise to pay in the He was arrested by sher ffs office in Detroit Hoyd West of Adrian was arraign ed Saturday for nonpayment of attorney fees in his divorce action and a new court order was made or Judge Rathbun granted an in unction restraining William Martin from Interfering with the enants on a small parcel of farm and owned by his former wife Ed na Martin in Palmyra The matter involving the dissolu lon of the State Line of Morenci again came before udge Rathhun this morning and again it was this time until May The adjournments ruptcy action in Detroit ZANUCK IN LONDON May 11 Dar ryl of has ar ived in London on a military mis it was announced Possessions Will Not Aid Axis May 11 ff The State Department announced tonight that an American mission had requested guaranties from the local government of Martinique that that island and other French possessions in the area would not be used by the Axis or in any way become menaces to the United The department declined to an swer questions as to what would happen if the request were refused and emphasized that the conversa tions had already begun in a spirit of all Representing the United States at Martinique are Admiral John commanding naval officer on the Caribbean Sea and Samuel assistant chief of the division of European affairs in the State Department Their requests were made to Ad miral Georges Robert as French high Admiral Hoover is authorized to propose anarrangement whereby the French flag may continue to fly over the French Caribbean pos the department said in a statement and French sovereign ty there will remain and whereby Admiral Robert continue to be recognized as the ultimate governing authority of French Caribbean Should mutually satisfactory ar rangements be reached with Ad miral Robert as high assuring that the French authori ties hi the French Caribbean At lantic coast area will not furnish aid or comfort to Axis the United States is prepared to safe guard the interests of France in these to maintain their eco nomic and to assure that all assets of the French government in the French Caribbean posses sions be held for the ultimate use of the French Turn to Page Churchill Warns Germans Well Use Gas If You Do By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Minis ter Churchills brightest war repor so far was overshadowed today by the terrible prospect of gas war fare which he raised yesterday will his warning to Germany that Bri tain and strike back formidably if the Nazis dared tc start it The British attitude was one o abhorrence for the use of gas bu of confidence that Germany woulc invite disaster for her cities am people by starting had bet ter think twice as the Russian already have is test fog it on the Crimean front British recalling that Churchill accurately had fore seen events at hand In the past took for granted that he spoke o Ford Prepares for Unions De mand That Pay Be Increased May 11 Ford Motor Company lined up to day beside other advocates of wage freezing for the wars duration in advance of an anticipated demand from the CIOs United Auto Workers for a increase Personnel Chief Harry Ben outlining the companys views n a formal statement observed that due to the fact that the government is freezing everything there doesnt seem to be any occasion for an increase in salary at this The Ford Motor Bennett is going to ask that vages be frozen for the duration of the Immediately upon learning the Tord attitude the unions National Ford meeting here to draw up new contract went on record opposing completely any efforts to freeze wages and advocating adjudication of all wage disputes by the War Labor Board f management and labor negotia tions Turn to Page 9 Graham McNamee Dies in New York NEW May 11 eral services for Graham McNa veteran radio announcer vho died Saturday will be eld here tomorrow at 2 EWT in the Frank Campbell uneral Burial will be at A brain embolism added to a hronic heart ailment stilled the esonant baritone voice known to millions of radio listeners first as a ioneer sportscaster in the early 920s and later in describing all ypes of news events and on com mercial The cheery this is Graham Mc famee speaking echoed over the air waves for nearly two decades to vin fame for the Washington announcer who had een acclaimed as a singer before urning to straight McNamee is survived by his sec nd the former Ann Lee vhom he married in 1934 after di orcing the former Josephine Gar ALMA HEAD QUITS May 11 John president of Alma Col has submitted his o take effect before September subject to action by the board of rustees in a meetinc here May an imminent They reing through many reverses and de newed warnings to civilians t carry gas masks and their military writers dwelt on Britains capa city to wage such The Daily Mails air correspon dent said no power was bette equipped than Britain for it am that the Nazis knowledge of tha so far has dissuaded Germany from courting even mote disastrou reprisal than that which has ans wered her introduction of bombin towns and merchant Speaking two Germans had years after stormed acros France to 20 miles from when but arid tears amid the darkness o Western Europes Chur chill yesterday gave Britain ani her allies what he called a well earned message of good I was his second anniversary as Prime He declared the awful balan cers finally had turned and now we have only to endure and per severe to Reports Heartening News Constrasted even with his las when he informed the British Empire that Singapore had Churchill yesterday gave 1 heartening news from contin an impending mighty AmericanBritish bombing offensive against of the stalwar defense and growing strength ol our Russian of the occupa tion of British and American seapower in the Pacific which he said would grip and holt he Many of his passages rang with assurance and determination touching on events still to and on accomplishments already on the credit side of the Allies led Among the most significant were these Ultimate As in the last war we are mov Senate Chaplain Dies Suddenly May 11 ff he Ze Barney Senate chaplain since 1927 and di ector of the Church of the Epiph any here since died suddenly it his home Sunday night after a brief Phillips had been suffering rom a kidney ailment recently onducted funeral services Friday or a Senate He was ap ointed Senate chaplain by Presi ent When the whitehaired Episco alian rector took the Senate the prayer was offered in the Sen te only at the opening of each legislative which sometimes asts several In the enate provided that a prayer iiould open every calendar RESUME ARGUMENTS May 11 ment attorneys resumed today their arguments against defense motions to strike the testimony of arious witnesses from the record f the Frank McKaymail fraud George chief govern ment a markedsimilarity of patteiiin the elatipriships of the 11 individually arious distillers and withveach ther was in itself1 sufficient to link all in a commonliquor graft con jury indictment from which the case arose charged a liquor graft shakedown as for eight counts of mail mail fraud ounts was but seven re feats to a complete and final vic We have only to endure and persevere to Now we are not We have mighty Allies there can be but one I wish to make it plain that we shall treat the unprovoked use of poison gas against our Russian ally exactly as if it were used against ourselves and if weare satisfied that this new outrage has been committed by Hitler we will use our and growing air superiority in the gas warfare oritheJargest possible scale farand wide against military objectives in Turn to Boggy Roads Hamper Red Offensive Operations May 11 is having a final fling at Russias northern and central fronts after playing the dominant part in the SovietGerman war for the last five Military dispatches reported to day were snow flurries in some sectors while cold rains were falling as far south as the Kalinin front more than 100 miles north west of Soaked these advices were impassable at some points limiting the Red armys offensive In the Kalinin dispatches the Russians drove the Ger mans from a strategically import mt hill with aerial bombing fol owed by infantry forcing the enemy to abandon one of his main defense The Germans tried to take back the initiative three days ago in that military reports launch ing a frontal attack against Russian positions with a strong infantry force supported by 20 Repeated Nazi assaults were re jorted repulsed with heavy German osses and the Red army then coun Russian advices said guerrillas continued to harass the German rear and the Nazis were said to lave diverted a considerable force to combat irregulars in Smolensk Even these reports the guerrilla campaign there was A Soviet information bureau communique yesterday credited a init operating behind the German hies west of Moscow with wreck ng two Allow Enemy To Rush Up Burma Road Late Bulletins May 11 fighting continued today at Che 25 miles inside China on the Burma where the Japanese have received reinforcements to replace the two columns reported wiped out there late last a Chinese communique NEW Stay 11 Sir Archibald Wavell poised three reorganized Indian armies to smash at Japanese in vaders today as the Japanese posh ed northwestward toward the frontier in Burma and continued to gather an invasion fleet at Ran goon for a descent on The following up blows of United States Lewis Breretons air which has sought to smash Japanese bases around struck again at just south of the Yen angyaung oil fields in Burma where the Japanese have occupied an The Blenheim bomb ers scored hits on the a communique May 11 Gaston French Am bassador to called at the State Department today to pre sent the governments views battle ion UnitedStates proposals to guard French Caribbean posses sions and commented that this is no time to pour oil on the The less I say today the he told newspapermen before meeting Secretary of State Patience is called for at the mo I am trying to avoid com plications by refraining from com mentaries which might interfere with the adjustment of a delicate College Nurse Is The Track Queen Miss Jean a sophomore at Adrian was chosen campus track and field queen at an election conducted by thestudent Union this Miss who is the campus lives in By virtue of the Miss Newell will represent the college at the annual track and fieldmeet May 22 in Kalamazoo She will also be guest of Kalamazoo college for dinner in the 3er while at the track meet with others selected by he student bodies the other will be to award to Adrian track Winers during the meet Other candidates were Betty Mary Ellen Jorothy Mpntrose and Jean SAWYER RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF YOUNG REPUBLICANS May 11 daring the necessity for strong and patriotic partisan organization was never greater than at present and urging the of Michigan to carry on for the duration the political leadership and partisan loyally it demonstrat ed in time of Robert Saw state representative from Monroe submitted his res ignation as chairman of the Young Republican Club of Michi at a meeting of the board of control in Lansingj the last of the Sawyer has entered active duty in the Army of the United States as lieutenant and is now station ed at Sawyers letter in part The democracy we in the arm ed forces are fighting to must also be fought for on the home front and no more effective troops for this battle exist than the young men and women organ ized into political That the young Republicans of Michigan are qualified arid equipped to car ry on this battle at I am fully confident for I have been on that firing line with you ever since last You will remem ber that nearly four months be fore we unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a united front for the defense of the then on the brink of a world struggle of armed forces as an active participant in this con flict and demanded that partisan ship and factionalism be set aside that the nation might be strong to maintain the traditional concepts of our government for ourselves and our Our taken then as young I am now hap py to see has been adopted by the national committee as the position of the Republican for at Chicago it unanimously adopted a resolution which should end for all time the attempt of the isolation ists to scuttle the Grand Old In the of the Chicago res urge you to go forward as Americans and as firm in your confidence of ulti mate victory and proud of the tra ditions of our now vindicat ed as a leader of the COMMITS SUICIDE May U body jf Verna was found floating in Crescent Lake near her home here Cor Leon she had committed KILLED JAPS Chinese Declare Remnants of Routed Japanese Face Certain Annihilation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Jap anese apparently were paying a disastrous penalty today for having been lured into a Chinese trap and their Burma with more than of its men was reported reeling back from its invasion of closely pursued and in peril of The Chinese announced last night that they had deliberately allowed the enemy to rush headlong up the Burma Road into Chinas Yun nan then suddenly had smashed the enemys wings and pounced on the main body of the invading force with an artillery Wast which left enemy sol diers dead and the in they the routed Jap anese are facing certain annihila sandwiched between their pur suers on the north and another Chi nese the south m eastern which already had recap tured former allied head and is pressing toward both Lashio and Despite Tieavy Japanese shelling and the Chinese were said to have reached the outskirts of Mandalay on the east and west and to be aiming also at recapture of a railroad point just ta the and 30 miles to the To start the stunning reversal Chinese said they killed men ofthe Japanese left wing in a northeast of Che 25 miles from the Burma bor then crushed the right wing by wiping out 500 men Saturday Japanese Flee On Saturday they contin Chinese artillery blasted the Japanese killing more than enemy and the Jap anese piled into trucks to flee to the leaving their dead on the of these trucks may have been in the two motorized Japanese columns which the Flying Tjgers of the American Group announced had In a heavy machinegun attack oh one column west of the Salween River a communique 60 to 80 trucks were riddled and at least 20 left The also smashing by air at the Japanese strength in announced that RAF planes Tom India destroyed two planes and damaged seven others on the enemyheld airfield at Ma 140 miles southwest of Man A Tokyo broadcast by Domei said yesterday that allied resistance in Burma was on the brink of collapse and that the Jap anese had cut off all allied lines of retreat to the Indian province of Assam by seizing all vital points on the BurmaIndia frontier and were tightening thenencirclement of British and Chinese VOLCANO IN JAPAN ERUPTS May 11 the largest active volcano in about 100 miles southwest of erupted with great vio lence Saturday doing unesti mated according to the Berlin The quoting dispatch es from said the eruption was the worst in manyyears and the German controlled Brussels radio characterized it as a catas A thick rain of ashes blanketed the countryside for miles the Brussels version regarded as the most treacherous volcano in has a long history of the worst of which occurred in lasting 88 days and killing thous After this outburst the volcano was comparatively quiet until 190S when it awoke to renewed vio Parties of sightseers were killed by sudden eruptions in 1911 arid Since then its activity has been manifested largely in occasional showers of stones and FROST REPORTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Light frosts reported in some eastern Michigan counties this morning did no damage to early spring it was In Clair county temperatures ranged from 38 to 32 degrees dur ing the and fell to 30 de grees between 5 and 6 Oakland county experienced a light frost as the temperature drop ped to 37
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