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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGBAM Showers Wnther at Prngt Tm MAY 1942 BY ALLIES Bombers Strike Suddenly at Japanese Bases North of Australia RAIDERS ATTACK RABAUL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Aus May out sud denly at the western flank of the Japanese invasion bases north of Allied bombers last night sank a Japanese ship at the former Dutch Island of Am boina and damaged two General MacArthurs headquarters announced At the same time other Allied air raiders attacked New Brit on the enemys opposite plastering shipping in the harbor and raining explosives on 15 Jap anese bombers surprised on the airdrome a communique The newAllied blows emphasized warnings by Australian leaders that the battle of the Coral Sea has not ended the peril facing this continent and that only continued assaultsupon the whole vast net work of Japanese bases to the northwest and northeast can avert The attack on former Dutch naval represented a roundtrip flight of more than miles for Allied raiders attacking from northwestern The situated between New Guinea and is 650 miles northwest of Darwin and about an equal distance southeast of Japanese base on the Philippine Island of ONE KILLED WHEN EL JUMPS TRACK BE RATIO Continued Decline in Eastern Gas and Fuel Oil Reserves Expected POLITICIANS IN SPOTLIGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May rationing of transportation wide Invasion Springboard Amboina thus Is strategically as a springboard for a possible Japanese invasion In addition to sinking one vessel in Amboina the Allied raiders were said to have scored direct hits on one ship of tons and another of They also set fire to At frequent target of Allied three of the 15 enemy bombers surprised on the airdrome up damaged if not wholly headquarters 1 Although f apanese fighters were in the the communique they did not engage the Allied No Allied losses were reported in either The were re ported to have lost two of six Zero fighters which attempted to attack Port Moresby on the southern coast cf New Allied fighters credited with shooting down the two planes were reported to have damaged a Looking ahead to the time when the Allies expect to launch an of fensive from Army Min ister Francis Forde announced to day that conscripted members of the commonwealths home militia soon would be given an opportunity to volunteer for service anywhere in the The move was expected to help quell a parliamentary controversy over the defense act which forbids conscripted men being sent outside Australian Opposition leaders recently tried unsuccessful ly to force an amendment which would remove this ILL BEJPL1ED WPB Official Will Confer With Adrian Builders Official information directly from the War Production Board concerning material priorities anc regulations connected with Ad rians designation as a defense housing area will be available to lumber dealers and others interested in the building industry May 22 At that Earl Allen of De consulting analyst of the WPB will Adrian to discuss local Allen will be at the office of Adrian 13 German Air Transports Sent Diving Into Sea May 14 skimming who receivednotice Allens visit this said that letters will be sent to all individuals in terested in the building industry notifying them of the opportunity to discuss their problems with the WPB A schedule will be arranged whereby all persons in a particular branch of the building business will hold group conferences with Later in the individual persons will be Invited to present their Adrians designation as a de fense has removed the re strictions on and the WPB is anxious that at least 100 new ranging in price from1 under to be under construction by September Sev eral methods of financing are open to the builder and to the investment If 100 houses are under construction by that there will be little difficulty in obtaining permission to build additional new houses to accommo date the growing population en gaged in war German soldiers Mediterranean in 20 Junkers troopcarrying planes fought back county chairman with their tommyguns when an RAF fighter formation attacked them on May 12 one 13 of the transports crashed tatonhe Uif remaining seven v were damaged and two of theii escort Squire Chase of who has served to county civilian defense activities as the assistant to Eu Second Freighter Sent to Bottom Of Lawrence May 14 German submarine which sank tw freightersin the Lawrenc River early this week was said to day to have1 trailed one of them fo six miles before launching a tor pedo and survivors suggested tha a third vessel might have bee As 31 survivors of one of th torpedoed ships passed throug here this morning enroute to Mon the captain and a gunne said while they had no official they believed it likel the submarine had sunk athir The captain said oneqf Ws crew ijecipf exposure and iaothers werJ missingand can through a Twelve of his crew were British the others One freighter was struck by twc torpedoes and the entire crew of 46 reached shore in life the officer A single torpedo rippei into the second and a rescue vesse picked up 29 he bu one man pulled from the rive died of exposure and 13 others have not been accounted The stricken victims o the first enemy submarine opera tions within the St weri not officially The full story of this strange eni counter could be tpld BAP participants only terdays concise the regular communique RAFs Middle Sast JieadquartersV Returning from a sweep of the Mediterranean on Tuesdaymorn the RAF Australian wing commander who wears the Flying sighted the large formation off the north African The score of Junkers52s were strung onlyjSO ieet above the presumably enroute to re inforce the of Marshal Envin Rommels African corps in Eluding the hovering Messer downing two of RAF lighters dove mto attack the troop The occupants thrust tommyr guns out of the v windows of Junkers in vain attempts to beat off the British One after the at half mile the Junkers crashed into the one pilot In 13 13 were destroyed and it was some othersbuUdSgs wasjappointed today by Governor Murray Van Wagoner as the CitizenyDefense Corps Commander for the county dutieshave been with the organ zktibriaL activities which are now jotagsbn in Adrian and the but the neWi appointment makes him re thg direction of the iyflian Defense 3inits of all kinds event of an actual1 emer practical the de ense activities in Adrian and Len iwee county have beenclosely In tegratedsince the organization of wp units has been con never reached their out of the sea marked the spot where each of the German carriers adered a duplication of effort by Olsen chair man of the Adrian Defense Coun 3 DIE IN FIRE WICHTTA May 14 least three persons died ear ly today in fire which swept the 8story Texan Hotel and spread next door to the 4story Studio Ho telwhich still burning at The Hotel fire started shortly after 5 and quickly swept through the Wind spread the flames to the Studio Hotel and this fire was not under control at leaving the possi fire might reach other Several ambulance were Columns of black smoke rising made arid a full check of possible casualties had not been but lost rolice said at least three persons one a fatal They Only one of the attackers was said several others were injured in 30VERNOR WITHDRAWS HORSE RACING THREAT May 14 ir Van Wagner today withdrew his hreat to forbid horse racing al the Detroit fair grounds track this announcing he was convinced a mechanical device installed a1 he track for was atisfactory within certain limita Acting on the report of a study the governor declared Permission for a 1942 racing meet from May 23 to August 15 is eing granted with the understand ng that the recommendations of the state racing commission will be carried out 100 per cent These call for einployment of a staff of accountants to check the machine against and to cal culate the betting odds and post them at twominute The committee did not recommend that the odds be displayed on a socalled infield board to a service which had been damaged by groups which criticized the De troit The study headed by Charles Fisher of re ported The committee has no reason to believe that the mechanical opera tion of the Detroit device should not be subject to the limitations in the operations of mechanical 0 NTH PAY Seek Views on How Much Should Be Set Aside for Fighters Dependents May 14 With the House on record as over whelmingly favoring at least a month for army privates and ap prentice its military com mittee called on service heads to day for theirviews on how much of a fighting mans pay should be allotted to Chairman said high ranking officers of the armyj navy and the selective service system io give legislation Jiat would require service men to help the government support their May and other members con ceded that complications would re sult from yesterdays House ac ion which raised the proposed 542 a month scale for privates to and increased from 548 to 554 the rating proposed for first class pri vates and second class The 542 and 548 figures were voted by the Seriate and were rec ommended by the House military but the House itself vot ed 331 to 28 for the larger The compulsory pay allotment ill for dependents was predicated on the lower Senate It will be that way when it is inally several mem ers although our fight o strike out the new House fig ures in conference has been made more difficult by the topheavy ecord Unless the Senate accepts the louse amendments without objec the pay increase bill automat cally goes to a joint conference Turn to Page 17 WOULD PROTECT STOOL PIGEONS was forecast in congressional cir cles today and some informed legis lators said there were strong indi cations that the rationing of gaso line in 17 eastern states might be extended to include the whole coun try after July As footsore easterners formed long lines around registration places for the third day to obtain ration cards that expire June Senator Aiken RVt said he believed that before that date arrived plans would have been worked out to limit the use of domestic transpor tation He predicted that government control of the movement of all products carried by rail and water would be reflected in the rationing of gasoline on a nationwide development SenatorDowney DCalif predicted would come hi any Downey said he looked for a con tinued decline in gasoline and fuel oil reserves on the eastern sea despite efforts to patch to gether a pipeline which might be capable of delivering barrels of oil daily from Texas This Downey that eastern motorists were likely to find their quotas even skimpier af ter July 1 than during the first ra tioning period which goes into ef fect The least allowance in the east will be three gallons a week for nonessential motor In Crimea As FunScale Spring Offensive Is Started Expect GrandScale Jap Assault On Australia to Save Face There is plenty of oil and gaso linein California and other producing but chairmanMa loney DConn of a committee that investigated the threatened fall said he for an improvement in transportation within the next to 8 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May ican military intrigued by Tokyos solemn but hollow claims of a resounding Coral Sea concluded today that such bom bast could only drive the Japanese admirals to a grandscale assault on the approaches to Australia in an effort to save These claims have become so ex travagant in the last few it was that the Japanese may be compelled to try to make good on them soon by a new foray in tremendous Hence authori ties believe another big battle is in the battle in which the enemy might throw in some of his heaviest fleet Other elements in the present strategic situation also impel the Japanese toward a largescale naval One is that the enemys fleet strength has not been vitally impaired by the Coral Sea engage disastrous as it If Admiral Yamamoto wants to cut the supply line he has only to call up reinforcements and try again in the same in some other area leading to the continent or else along the vast island chain guarding the supply If the Japanese admirals do not attempt to follow up the first bat tie with another attack in which they would hope for a smashing success then they must not only give up any immediate plans for isolating or invading Australia but must also risk a facelosing exposure to the emperor of their wishful thinking about the battle already Jap Defeat Evident The navys reports here and dis patches from Allied headquarters in Australia have made it clear that the Coral Sea fight ended in defeat for the whose battered forces fled in Their ships sunk or dam aged totaled almost two in cluding two aircraft Turn to Page 17 BATTLE FRENCH SHIPS JAP BASES May 14 pigeons in under rorid beprotect d from disclosure of their identity n court under a new rule of evi ence adopted by the American aw The rule provides that any wit ess has a privilege to refuse to isclose the identity of a person dip lias furnished information urporting to disclose a violation f state or federal if the in ormation were presented to an of cer charged with enforcing the The meeting in its 20th nnual held that the ex eption was designed to uncover ny situation in whichconcealing he informers name would Cre te a risk that false evidence would e Chinese Fight Desperately to Check Foe in Burma NEW May 14 veteran Chinese troops fought des perately check Japanese forces pushing up the Burma Road into Yunnan American pilots were reported today to be whittling down the invaders air power by daring raids on their vital bases in both Burma and Striking from secret airfields in big United States army in their ninth attack in the Burma raided the Jap anese airdrome at Myitkyina in far northern Burma and set fire to many grounded Major Gen enal Lewis Breretons head quarters Simultaneously a communique released in Chungking disclosed the Flying Tigers of the Ameri can Volunteer Group reached out a long arm to pound the im portant Japanese air base at Hanoi in more than 650 miles southeast of Fifteen Japanese ing one large and twoseater and singleseater were burned on the said the Chungking an issued by AVG head least 25 other Jap anese planes were reported dam aged and direct hits were scored on airdrome Turn t6 Page 17 Announces That June Call Will Be On 23rd coVordin ator of the state selective service system of is in Adrian today jori an inspection tour of lo In addition to his checkupof the routine man agement of the Olsen is neeting with members ofthe draft board to explain the newest inter pretations of the selective service As is the all selective service boards in the the Lenawee county draft board is now dealing with the new classifica tions of 3A and which sepa rate men with dependents into those who are engaged in essential nonessential From Olsens remarks it ap peared that the question of draft classification will become more and more a matter of whether the in dividual is employed in work which is critical to the national war ef By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May are being it was authoritatively disclosed The immobilization is being car ried out cooperation between French and American naval arid other officials on the Other important details of a com solution of the problem of the Carib bean are still being it was Olsen expressed complete satisfaction with the operation of the local He informed the draft board that the date of the June call for Lenawee county men will be June Urges Several Dollars Minimum On All Who File a Tax Return May 14 Secretary of the Treasury Morgen hau today advocated a minimum tax of several dollars on every one who files an income tax re Under existing millions of jeople whose personal exemptions and other deductions exceed their pay no tax at even jiough they have to file Morgenthau said his the constitutionality of he and if they found a egal method of having such a min he would ask Congress to nact it The pointed out that a imilar tax has been proposed by Senator George chairman f the Senate calls it an exariiination it would reimburse the Treasury forthe expense of exam ining otherwise nontaxable re At one point hi the press confer ence in which he revealed the pro Morgenthau suggested 55 as a suitable and estimated that the Treasury could collect a year through this A Hdy Sum Thats a tidy sum and we can use he On Capitol strong behind thescenes Administration pressure was reported against a general sales and ways and means com mitteemen who previously dicated sentiment for such a levy were reported changing Turn to Page 6 j Quezon Arrives In Washington WASHINGTON 14 President Manuel Quezon of the who escaped from em battled Corregidor before it fell to the has arrived in Wash ington to a temporary seat of Although many governments in exile are functioning in this was the first to be set up in the United States his wife and three chil who reached this country by way of arrived by train from San Francisco yesterday and were welcomed at theUnion Station by President Secretary of State Secretary of the Interior Ickes arid five pres ent and pastgovernors and high commissioners to the There were no military honors or as when President Manuel Prado of Peru came to Washington a week But the informal reception was a warm With a frieridly hand President Roosevelt told the Filipino executive he was glad to welcome him back For several years before Congress voted to make the islands indepen Quezon was the Filipino resi dent commissioner j NEED GRASS May 14 powered fighting planes need good healthy grass as much as horses and Senators learned but for a somewhat different Tucked away amorig the numer ous increases by the Senate appro priations committee in the 5680 farm bill was a in crease for turf grass investiga tions as a result of the expanding military airplanes and airfield pro Senators Nye RND and Hoi man ROre won the incease after presenting an estimate that a lack of cover grass on a single military airfield had caused motor overhaul ng costs of more than be cause of dust getting Nye told fellow Senators that at this army field dust had de creased the efficiency of airplane motors 90 per cent due to wear on the NLRB ELECTION PROCEEDS SMOOTHLY AT SIMPLEX The NLRB election at Adri an and Palmyra plants of the Sim plex Paper to determine whether the workers will be repre sented by the United Automobile the Lenawee Paper Workers or by neither union proceeded quietly today under the supervision of Earl Greenlee of the National Labor Relations Approximately 200 work ers are eligible to Balloting was held from 6 to 8 oclock this morning and from 2 to 4 oclock this The ballots will not be counted until after 4 oclock tills Responsible sources emphasized that these negotiations being carried on directly with Admiral Georges French high com missioner on and that the United States is not iri any sense dealing or looking the Vichy government hi this This course of action had been suggested yesterday by the Paris and the reported Vichy stand was regarded as an attempt to com promise on demands on Martinique said to have been submitted by the United The French warships now sta tioned at Martinique include the aircraft Beam and the Emile Bertin and Jeanne The Berlin radio broadcast yes terday a Vichy dispatch saying the United States had demanded the immobilization of these warships and had asked that France surren der a number of merchant ships now in Caribbean This the broadcast would be opposed by the Vichy gov ernment as contrary to the terms of its armistice with The London Daily Mail said today that Germany had flatly forbidden Vichy to surrender the merchant ships and had given orders to scut tie them if The Mail estimated there were tons of merchant shipping in Martinique Early End Likely To Pipeline Strike May 14 Vicious Attack Surprises Ger mans Who Have Held Key City Since October By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS By HENRY CASSEDY Red army reported today that it was smashing at the very gates of important industrial cen ter of the fuUscala spring offensive coinciding German preoccupation on the Kerch Peninsula 80 miles to the where the Russians admitted giving some The attack on which the Russians said already has smashed through the first line of German and was ham mering at the is no mere diversionary action to lessen ene my pressure on Kerch but is the real all Russian accounts em Although it may have that secondary lt has been long and carefully Masses of reserves who have been training just behind the front have gone into action for the first and assembled ar tillery are striking atthe Germans after a preattack bombardment of German airdromes in the southwest the Russians The broad drive across the Ukrainian plains both the jGerman advance in the narrow Kerch peninsula and a vigorous Russian campaign in the north for the further relief of be sieged Geripaa Heavy The Germans are sustaining heavy losses in men and declared Red official army pa in discussing the Kharkov of is being aban doned by the Germans in great quantitieson the field of Dispatches said that Marshal Ti moshenkos offensive thus appeared to have surprised the Germans who have held Kharkov since last Octo and had not only forestalled a major German assault but had laid the foundation for freeing Khar All the city has been a major obstacle in the path of the general Russian While German break into Russian defenses on the Russians said they now were hold ing a new line in good order and were taking aheavy toll of the at The German high command said that in the Kerch offensive pur suit of the beaten enemy is being relentlessly but gave no confirmation of claims from other Axis sources that they had captured the city of on the peninsu las The German radio said the ac tion now was somewhere east of a town about50 miles of thecity of The Russian information bureau said a fierce battle continued on the Kerch Red official army said the Ger mans had broken through in one and urged the Kerch troops to check the Turn to Page 11 Pat business manager for the Detroit local of the International Hod Building and Com mon Laborers today predicted an early end to a strike which has halted construction of a 20inch naturalfeas pipeline east of Brady said he was negotiating with the contractor in charge of the which is a Panhandle East ern He described the strike as so far as local and international unions were con Late Bulletins PROFESSOR DEAD May 14 William John professor of biochemistry in the University of Melbourne and widely known for his work on alcoholic died He Todays Map For a map showing the details of Vichys Atlantic turn to page seventeen of todays Tele May 14 Petroleum Coordinator Ickes said today that any expansion of gaso line rationing areas generally would depend on whether the gov ernment decided to use this means of saving rubber and that there was no need now for broadening restricted areas from a petroleum point of Jlay 11 of ficial Soviet news reported today 19 persons were ex ecuted in Hamburg May 7 for expressing antiwar defeatist and that numerous others were arrested In Braunschweig where for voicing discontent at the Thousands More Canadians Land In Great Britain SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND May 14 of fresh Canadian troops newly landed from an Atlantic convoy reached camps in southern England for advanced training and the Canadian first army moved a step nearer its fi nal shape Among them were formations of an armored division commanded by Worthington and the largest air force equally divided between ground and air ever to make the crossing They expect the Canadian army to become a spearhead of Britains invasion forces and some came ashore shouting You can start the war now that weve arrived Both United States and British warships guarded the grey trans ports on the Occasional dropping of depth bombs gave rise torumors of submarine but the trip was authoritatively de scribed as LOSING REVENUE DENVERMay 14 ism is causing the Colorado depart ment of vital statistics a loss of The department operated a cash andcarry policy in handling birth certificate requests but now the papers are being im mediately issued to war industry and military service and fee collection is attempted   

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