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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DEIAN DAILY TEL ALL IS NOT CLEAR FOR MAY 1942 Confused Political Maneuver ing Indicates He Is Having Difficulties BOMBERS COLLIDE IN MIDAIR PARIS CAFES BOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Confused political maneuvers going on in Vichy and Paris were inter preted by some informed quarters today as indications that Pierre La Vichys proAxis chief of gov has encountered new dif ficulties for his program of bringi ing France into full military col laboration with the Laval continued a lengthy round of conferences at Vichy after his return from on the de marcation where he talked yesterday with Otto Hitlers envoy to but the expected announcement of important deci sions was not Whether this was due to new stipulations made by Marshal Pe the aged chief of or by Admiral Jean chief of the armed was not Advices here indicated that Goer ing remained in where he conferred with Jacques the rightist leader who is considered even more collaborationist than La vaL Two more restaurants used by This is the wreckage of one of two Army bombers which collided in midair near kill ing four men and injuring two The ships were from Will Rogers Air Field at Oklahoma Citj the Germans in Paris have been advices from the occupiec French capital said Dispatches yesterday reported a series of bombings of Paris hotel used as barracks by the Germans apparently a crescendo of antiGer man demonstrations covering th past ten It was suggested that these were inspired by the of Ma jor General one of the righi hand men of Gestapo Chief Hein rich as head of police in the Paris other nations which Germany conquered and her satel provided new turmoil for the Axis architects of what Hitler likes to call the new order in Eu Turn to BERN Page 2 Morenci Raymond Sebring Post Says It Locked Out of Hall INJUNCTION IS ASKED The Raymond Sebring Post 241 of the American Legion a1 Morenci has instituted a suit in the Lenawee circuit court as the result of an intrafactional dispute thai resulted in the post being lockec out of its meeting hall in the JVIorenci business district Named as defendant in the suit Is the Raymond Sebring Post Home Through its Leland Bean of the post claims that it took out a 99year lease on the meeting hall in 1937 for but the next year assigned the lease to the Home Foundation after it was The continued to use the halL The post further says that every thing was running smoothly until after new officers were elected two years The defeated candidate for post James Blanchard of led a group of members out of the Raymond Sebring post and formed a new the Russell Green according to the bill of complaint Then as president of the Home spring ordered the lock on this the meeting hall changed and it was done so with a deputy sheriffs pro it is Officers of the Raymond Sebring post were left without keys and since have been forced to hold meetings in private the post further Harry post received a letter from the adjutant of the new legion post saying that the lease had been canceled and that who was named manager of the should be seen if the Raymond Sebring post wished to use the Rent for past meetings in the hall also was asked in the the post The Raymond Sebring post is asking for a permanent injunction restraining the Home Foundation from interfering with its rights to hold meetings in the hall A court hearing on an order to show cause why an injunction should notbe issued is set for May Page of Pictures of Service Men In order to keep up to date with the increasing number of Lenawee Men in the Service The Telegram today publishes a full page of pictures of county men now serving In the various branches of the armed The full page of pictures ap pears on Page Many readers of The Telegram are making scrap books of the pictures to have a complete pictorial and biographical record of the coun tys contribution of man power to the war Todays pic tures have been so arranged that they cut out easily for scrap EXPpDBYOPA Punctures of Ceilings Won Be Judd Says Retail prices on thousands o articles of merchandise considerei essential to human needs will re vert to the highest price levels o March beginning next part of the antiinflation program of the Office of Price Administra it was explained last night by Judd of the Cleveland offic of the Approximately 15 merchants of Lenawee county wer present at the meeting at thi Adrian armory andthe governmen representative answered scores o questions as the retailers sought ti clarify their understanding o the sweeping price control meas Ceiling prices were imposed on goods handled by wholesalers ani manufacturers May and the second freezing prices on goods already in the retailers goes into effect next Mon An Individual Matter Judd emphasized the fac that the price largely a matter for the individual merchant He may charge the highest price on any article that he charged dur ing the month of and must continue Render the same serv ices insofar practically possible as he did during that Each store must inform the public by suitable signs that the prices charged are ceiling He advised merchants to trea the copy of their March price list as though it were made of golc because it will be the basis of price structure during the months to We cannot pre dict how long ceiling prices will be in he Judd advised all merchants to obtain a copy of bulletin 1 of the He said that this can oe obtained by writing to the Of 3ce of Emergency Management Division of 472 Union Commerce Pictures Inflation Judd discussed three aspects of the new general ceiling regula First he presented a pic ture of the inflationary situation which he confronts the he outlined the major provisions of the regulation and inally he told the retailers what they would be expected to do in order to We of the OPA regard the retail merchant as the master key to the smooth functioning and effective application of price he The general maximum price regulation makes it possible to aid ndividual dealers or the whole trade in distress situations which might arise out of its enforcement The main point I wish to make in his regard is that the de that ceilings are not go ing to be More retailers of he United States by he The OPA expects mis takes and misunderstandings to he but it is relying on the honesty if the chant The concerns which will be watchedj he are thosBj which deliberately seek to bend the ap plications of the measureto their own profit and he said LAWMAKERSWANT UNLIMITED RATION CARDS FOR GASOLINE UP large May 33 Congressmen nunibers at the capitol yesterday or X gasoline ration en titling them to unlimitedquanti but an official of the price ad ministration said their position did iot automatically qualify them for such preferential treatment The congressmen were handed he X cards when they checked a blank signifying that all or sub stantially all of the use of their cars was for official But chief of the OPA rationing said response to inquiries later that a congres mans driving to not conj stitute official The same added in a applies ther government Page 5ays Building Of New War Plants Is Nearly Ended May 13 The days of building new wa plants are nearly L Hen derson said today in taking office as director of the materials division of the War Production From now he told his staff the country must expect to swel its production by conversion improvement of existing factories A former New York lawyer ant World War artillery Hen derson has been deputy director o materials under William Batt whom he Batt an nounced his resignation last explaining that he had so many of ficial functions that all of them were He will continue as chairman of the WPB require ments committee and American representative of the British American combined raw materials AUSTRALIAN WAR WEATHER No Combat Mentioned in Any Theater ALLIED Austra May 13 conditions reported to have limitec aerial throughput northeastsector of General Doug las land and sea from and no combat was mentioned in any There was no reference in todays communique even to the Louisiade which has figurec prominently in Allied reports since the battle of the Coral Correspondents who inquired ai headquarters about the absence o further news from the Philippines were told that communications with the islands were cut Norman war corres pondent of the Melbourne Herald wrote in a dispatch from an ad vanced operational base that the appearance of Japanese bombers n raids Monday against Port New and Horn Island indicated that the enemy lad received reinforcements for uffeted air forces based at Ra New and New Since bombers were wiped from he New Guinea sky by a success ful Allied 10day only fighters had been used in he Stockton forecast that air activ ty would increase considerably on both sides within the next few nstruction in Fire Bombs and Gas on Schedule raid from the Adrian precincts and cities and villages of the county as well as of Adrian teachers the first a series of chools for air raid wardens at the city hall last night The group will meet every Tuesday and Thursday nightfor three weeks to complete an 18 hour for civilian defense regulations nakeit necessary Jor every war len to be properly Instructed in irst gas fire drill and the civilian defense program in eneraL Some tf the Adrian war iens have completed first aid The current instruc tion will cover methods of guishing fire fire marching drill and the general in struction In civilian defense Paul Johnson of Tecumseh who ecantly attended thfr Jackson dis rict school for air raid wardens is Johnson also leaching a group of air raid war ens in At tomorrow nighfs session the jroupjwffl receive Instruction from irgmeircoricernlng fire bombs and Iso will receive some marching completion of the Bourse the precinct wardens in Adrian andjhe wardens will carry the instructions back to their and arrange similar ADCTIONS Furniture auction at Jrtd auctioneer See on Market Soldier Smashes Window of Plane to Save 10 MILES May 13 UP young army Carl smashed his way through the window of a crashed airliner and yanked open a cabin door to release nine passengers and the stewardess trapped in the blazing wreckage of a Northwest Airlines transport Three pilots were killed in the which overshot the Miles City airport in a strong wind yes While Sergeant Dinius tugged at the jammed door from the Alfred Allen of Cottage pushed from the in Some walked out and we helped related traveling home on furlough from to visit his and Dinius of Miles We looked in and one man was caught between two seats up front with mail and express piled We unpiled mail and and unfastened his belt and came Captain Eugene of the died of a skull fracture and a broken His body was thrown from the cockpit was trapped and burned in the planes Gravely burned before he scram Capt Karl Martin of Northwest pilot travel ing home to recuperate from ill died soon As Patrick of Seattle wrote the words on a scrap of Captain Martin dictated a Captain Martins words Tve made no I want to leave everything to my Nancy Se I want to leave every thing to my A coroners jury returned an open verdict IS SCENE OF ATTACK 87 or 88 of Sunken Ship Land at Isolated Fishing Hamlets NO DETAILS DISCLOSED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A LAWRENCE RIVER May casualties in the first torpedosinking in Cana das inland waterways appeared probable today as checkups among isolated fishing hamlets disclosed that 87 or 88 survivors had ed There may have been some said the mayor of one town where most of the rescued were being but we have been asked to say nothing about the Canadian who have an nounced nothing but the bare fact that an enemy submarine pene trated the Gulf of Lawrence and slipped into the St Lawrence River itself to sink a freighter would not allow mention of the towns The mayor said 42 survivors had reached one 43 or 44 anoth er and a woman and child had drifted ashore alone in a life boat at a third fishing Some were said to have been in jured but no interviews were al naval officials referred all inquiries to the dominion and townspeople gave the uniform answer that we have been asked not to say it still was unannounced where the torpedoing occurred or what vessel was sunk but it meant that a submarine had slipped at least 275 miles into Canada from the Atlantic stealing past the dominions heavy coastal de From the river mouth to where the Gulf of St Lawrence joins the Atlantic between Newfoundland and the northern point of Nova Scotia is about 275 miles and the other entrance to the the nar row channel between Labrador and Northern is 350 miles from the The division between the spac ious gulf and the important river which is navigable to big ocean vessels as far as 500 miles is considered usually to be Jig Anticosti Island off the Gaspe Navigable to Quebec The St Lawrence River is navi gable for ocean be tween Quebec and the river May 13 As Axis submarines stalked their prey within sight of American penetrating even into the St Lawrence the attention of Congress was drawn today to the possibility of building huge planecarrying dirigibles that could seek them out and destroy them far and A first step toward authorizing construction of great aeria sattle as large larger the illfated German airship was taken by the House Naval Committee yes terday when it struck a nonrig id limitation from a bill provid ing for 24 more blimps to augment the coastal The already passed by the was approved unanimously by the House Maas of the committees ranking Republican declared the Navys hands should be freed to construct rigid as well as the nonrigid for patrol work outside the range of a Official Says Western Growers Are Losing Money May 13 Charles Kearney of executive secretary of the National Beet Growers aid today a War Production Board rder for shipment of beet sugar o the East had resulted in a mark ed decrease in income to the West ern because they had to ibsorb increased freight We they declared in an that either there hould be some readjustment in the selling price of sugar or hould be reimbursed for the reight I Intend to onfer with the proper officials es lecially regarding the need for re mbursement for increased freight ate Kearney said he also would take up two other problems of the Western growers while jf a fieldlabor shortage and dif iculties in obtaining priorities on ield machinery expect to with immi jratkm authorities and the Justice he the possi ility of some relaxa tion of immigration restrictions so we can get some labor from Old Turn Page 11 NLRBlCTllT Employees of ttie Simplex Paper Corp plants In Adrian and Palniy a will to determine whether they wiir be represented by the United AutomobileWorkers or the Lenawee Paper Workers or by neither The election will be conduct ed by the National Labor Rela ions with Earl field examiner for the NLRB in Voting willbe held from i to 8 and from 2 to 4 n both plants of the Ap proximately 200 workers have the privilege of fromthe In order to enter the the submarine had to slip past cpastal patrols of airplanes and But the action was not entirely un Nearly two months ago Prime Minister MacKenzie King voiced fears that submarines would eventually try to operate in both the gulf and the In his announcement Navy Minister Angus MacDonald said the situation regarding ship Jing in the river is beingclosely vatched and long prepared plans or its special protection under hese circumstances are in opera Warmer Tonight Cooler Tomorrow Detail on Two Study Construction Of Big AirplaneCarrying Dirigibles Captain Charles Outcome Is Veiled in Smoke and Flame By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Axis and Russian armies fought on across the narrow Crimean pan handle today toward a decision still apparently veiled in smoke and Soviet observers said the out come of the GermanRumanian drive to oust Lieut KozlovSRed army forces from the Kerch a potential springboard to grain and tim ber resources of the may be apparent in a few Nazi cavalry squadrons thrust over the prairie nomansland in an accompaniment to General Von Mannsteins tank and infantry said dispatches from iie front Artillery rumbled along a 12mile line between the Black and Azov Red fliers slashed at Axis arm ored and aerial Russian some piloting the low flying antitank planes known as storm were credited officially with destroying 102 German aircraft and the bulk of them in the and wrecking 34 Nazi vehicles moving Information Bureaus mid night said severe battles took place with the enemy the peninsula but ave no Invaders Repelled Earlier in Resume Thrust Northeastward in Yunnan Province May 13 re inforced Japanese are striking northeastward in Chinas Yunnan Province toward 100 miles by air from the Burma bor der and 180 miles as the Burma rload the Chinese reported Dispatches from Chungking said he Japanese were moving up from miles by road inside anapparent attempt to strike at Paoshan from the west in an encirclement Only last night the Chinese had announced that the Japenese were pushed back from the main forces being hurled clear bade to tfie a new advance hadbegun with the arriv al of reinforcements for the in The minister possible future added that sinkings in any the river or gulf would not be made public because the information might help the It is that the Canadian public should be inform ed of the of enemy U boats in Canadian territorial waters and they are assured th step is being taken to grapple with the he Axis creeping closer to the shores of the Western Hemisphere from Canada to Mexi have violated waters impreg nable in the last World In the first World ships were sunk in the Gulf of JSt Law but not in the Reports of at least two ships sunk in the Gulf of Mexico show ed that this body of harbor ing vital supply and has been dared by the Axis undersea The Mexican navy ministry also took notice of the German opera tions in gulf waters by instructing their merchant ships to keep lights burning at night and Mexican flag flying by One Mexican newspaper reported that a tanker met a German submarine in the gulf and saluted the Nazi ship with its flag and the salute was The Adrian be out fitted for wartime conditions in the near future as the result of instruc tions from state John command er of the armory said that materi als for blackout curtains have been ordered they will be used to cover the Benner that Michigan State Troops willput a sand bag protective wall eight feet high around basement windows of the armory to protect the basement from CONDEMNED TO DEATH May 13 IP military court in for mer Yugoslav was report ed today to have condemned death 18 persons accused of being Communists guerrilla Eighteen others got long prisonterms dicated the invaders had been re jelled in all except one area of the combat A Vichy news broadcast said German and Rumanian troops opened their offensive with a land ing behind Soviet lines on the Gulf of Feodosiya Friday night In operations through yesterday they were declared to have reached the village of on the Gulf of Arabat about 50 miles west of major eastern port of the A solid front was The said the Russians were numerically super Hitlers high command said fresh divisions and large quanti ties of munitions were marshaled at the rear of a arid deep defense system behind a wide antitank The Red concentrations were described as Riisj sian plan to attempt to recapture the whole Crimea andthreatenthe German flank in Soviet troops the Kalinin miles northwest possibility of reported in a com munique to have beaten off a series of Nazi Counterattack They the bog and almost completely anni hilated the communique FUEL OIL DELIVERIES TO BE CUT WASHINGTON 13 Curtailment of deliveries of fuel oil bextended to 15 mid western states for the first time June The new Production Board issued last prohibits deliveries of oil for use in equip ment installed after June15 in Il Ken Mis North South Tennessee and The order also reducedfuel oil and gasoline deliveries 50 per cent below year in Oregon and the fuel on order be ing effective Friday and the gaso line order June At present gas oline deliveries In the two states are limited to twothirds of the amount delivered lost In 17 eastern states and the Dis trict of card ra tioning of gasoline starts the deliveries of fuel oil for new in stallations already has been banned and the deliveries of gasoline must be reduced to 50 per cent of last years The WPB announced that it had approved exclusion of 93 counties from the rationing including 47 in West 10 in New 25 in Pennsylvaniaj 10 in Vir ginia and one in in charge of Navy told the committee that the rigids would fit into the 1 think a big serving as an airplane could be very he he said that a large airship could car ry 10 to 12 releasing them for bombing attacks when an ene my vessel was Of he acknowledged such an airship could be sho down or bombed So ran a injected a committee German use of plane carrying which in all likelihooc would have Increased the Nazis chances of bombing American cit probably was blocked by Unit ed States refusal sell the Ger mans any of our noninflammable For all practical this country has the only available sup ply of Rosendahl told the The buoyed by a highly inflammable exploded and burned as it was about to dock at on May killing Itwas announced in Ottawa yes terday that a submarine had en tered the Lawrence River for the first time in history Monday and sunk a Navy scouting the in shore shipping lanes in coopera tion with planes and speedy surface have proved particu larly effective because they have been able to remain on patrol for long periods and because they can drift slowly and quietly over the Nazi submarine hunting In Burma a strong Chinese orce was engaging Jap anese units south lorthern terminus of the Rangoon Japanese claimed that lynamlting of a bridge across the Salween River had trapped all the Chinese remaining in northeast The Japanese also claimed that n advancing up the Buiyna Road hey were capturing large quanti ies of arms and includ ng 15 six armored automobiles and many all originally bound for On the western side of a Jritish communique1 from New said the RAF early today bombed the airport at Jap aneserheld probably de stroying two planes and also car ried out reconnaissance In support of the British army In northern men reaching India es two divisions pos sibly to men of Brit sh In the field about in Theyrsaidvthere was a definite iossibUitythe Japanesei might try osneakIntoEastern Bengal via the Chin Hills7 south of he Shindwih River Valley where the British forces now are They alsosuggested that the Chi lese action behind the Japanese brcesIn northeast Burma meant hat dispersed units of the Chinese Fifth Army were beating their guerrilla toward the Chinese border and that the Jap uiese were not seriously contesting them because of bigger prizes at stake in China and Finally Happens Youth Hits Truck In Driving Test Sheriffs officers hadbeen ex pecting it for a long and yes terday it finally What they were expecting was an accident while testing youthful automobile drivers for their opera tors But they didnt ex pect to tangle with a big truck and trailer loaded with 12 tons of shelled corn right in the citys business district Deputy Raymond Page was the unhappy and slightly shaken vic im and it happened while he was giving a test for Edward years of The Clin ton boy the car east onFront Street from the county Everything fine until the Clinton boy came to Main Street He forgot to stop for the through street and sallied forth directly into the path of the oncoming truck riven by Roger of The collision was the na tural result The boys permit to learn to Irive was revoked for six No one was hurt but feelings were INMYjpCE PAY But Committee Members Pre dict Bill Will End Up With Only RANKIN MAKES PROPOSAL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May House held out the prospect of 550 a month minimum pay for soldiers and sailors today but military com mittee members predicted the pay increase bill would emerge from Congress at only Chairman May DKy and other influential committeemen indicated they not force a rollcall vote this afternoon on a proposal adopted tentatively late yesterday to increase the pay of lowranking soldiers and sailors beyond the 542 base already ordered by the Sen but they predicted the extra raise would be knocked out when the bill goes to It unfortunate that the amendment was put in in the first one committee member wed all like to give our fighting men a lot of but theres a limit This bill already stands to cost in the neighborhood of half a billion dol lars Some of the soldier boys who are expecting the amounts provided for in the amend ment are going to be mighty dis illusioned when the figures are changed in The v House added the amend ment to the service pay adjustment Jill on a vote at the suggestion of Representative Rankin who said it might prevent a bonus fight after the It would give privates and ap prentice seamen a month com pared to now paid and approved by the and first class privates and second class sea men compared to now re ceived and voted by the Sen No Other Changes The House made no changes in other base pay or allowance pro visions of the which is applic able to the the the Marine the Coast the oast and geodetic the pub ic health service and the nursing Base pay increases were pro vided for men in the lower ranks up to and including second lieutenants and with hikes in allow ances for rental and subsistence of higher Despite a prediction by Repre Pace DGa that the Rankin amendment would not re the House refused to change thebill so that a private with 12 months of service would receive an additional a The now would be removed inder the pending Turn to Page 11 Late Bulletins May 13 ff Construction of tons more of submarines in a move to beat the Axis at its own game was au ihorized today by a bill signed into law by President Just how many more submarines e measure will add to the na tions expanded fleet is a military but Chairman Vinson CD la of the House Naval Committee las said that it would provide for more than Slay 13 ff troops opening up a new front by advancing northward ip the Mekong River from Ihal and into the BurmaThaUaudIn cloChina border region have occu pied the town of Hongluk and tressed on toward where the Chinese engaged a Chi nese communique reported Another Japanese column push ing eastward against the Chinese U still engaged at Kongkum on the Salween the communigue Egypt May 13 teen Junkers the German troopcarrying and two of Aeir Messerschmitt escorts were shot down yesterday into the sea off North the RAF an nounced Still others may lave been a communique with only one British plane ost There was no word whether she German planes were carrying troops or where they were bound when the RAF intercepted May 13 bat le for gateway to the oil rich was developing steadily but the Russians jave no hint of any major Nazi success in this strongest attack ermans thus far have made this Russian communiques reported itubborn fighting on the Crimean of which Kersh is a sort of but for two days have declared nothing of import ance has VATICAN From Vatican May 13 Pope ius Xn in a broadcast today de we make another appeal or peace to all people without ex i Speaking on the 25th anniver sary of his consecration as an the Pope said the outbreak of war and during the war I always worked with all ray power for and I am now giving once more a message of I address myself with complete impartiality to all
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