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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 15, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TEL Rain I Wuiher m Pan Two MAY 1942 PRICE 3 WTO TAKE OVER 11 THE PLANES OF Move Catches Congressional and Commercial Air Trans port Circles By Surprise JQ CONVERT CARRIERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May tic airline travel will be placed on a full wartime basis in the near future with the army operating or controlling the nations entire fleet of more than 300 transport The War acting on instructions of President announced jlast night the army would take over the operation of 80 or more of the while ap proximately 70 others will be con Serted into cargo to be operated by airline personnel for the The remaining about half of those now in will con tinue commercial schedules for the time being but will be considered always available for emergency military Air travel vital to the countrys needs will subject to a strict system of the an nouncement All persons who can travel by train are to do except in real Officials said the sweeping which caught congressional and commercial airline circles by sur was in effect a substitute for the arrangement worked out a month ago under which only about onefourth of the commercial planes were to be diverted to war Amazed Expressing amazement at the which gave no ef fective Nichols D chairman of a special Hduse committee investigating commer cial said This is a complete reversal of the announced intention of the War I only hope it does not destroy the greatest commer cial airline system in the who left last night for Salt Lake City to join two of his colleagues in an investigation of crashes in Utah and said If the army actually takes over all transport planes he saw little use of his committee continuing to hammer away at the airlines to keep safety standards Although unwilling to be representatives of some of the air lines said the step was although negotiations with airline officials have been proceeding for announcing the 25 per cent diversion on April said at that is not pres ently intended to Sniake further re ductions in the civil airline equip Last nights statement said all routes and services not regarded as essential tg the war program will be Airmail to Continue While airmail will continue to be carried over remaining i was added that it may become necessary to curtail this service more at a latter Priorities for passenger in effect for will be made Even members of the armed forces or persons engaged in war work will not be guaranteed The entire said the de follows the intent of the Jaw setting up the air lines as an element of national defense and has been drawn up for the purpose of further utilizing in the war ef fort the equipment of the air lines and the valuable experience of their trained The War Department is confi dent of the complete cooperation of both the carrier companies and the general public in putting it into operation promptly and ef Turn to Page 03 INJOSTRAIIA Jaken to Hospital Many Miles Inland May 15 The men who fought the battle of the Coral Sea for ihe allies have landed at an Australian un The first casualties of the battle which may have been the greatest since were taken in army ambulances to an allied hospital many miles No one was permitted to wel come the returning heroes except the hospital Some walked only with Others were borne on Two were carried swather in others were shielded only in blank Some showed evidence of se vere It was a sad These men were all They had fed the guns in battle and served below decks during the can One man waved his left his only Tinbandaged at a group of hospital nurses on a The first intimation that the sail ors who fought the the battle were ashore leaked out in an hotel where three sailors drank silently and then broke their glasses de What did you do that asked the hotel The reply was Youd better go Were toasting comrades who did not came Nothing was TORNADO STRIKES MINNESOTA TOWN This was part of the damage done at when a tornado struck the wrecking at least 10 and causing extensive loss of prop In the foreground is what was left of Ed Wittes and in background is the house of Walter lying on its The roof of the William Middleton residence right was ruined by the M52 CRASH IS FATAL T Russell Jaylor Injured When Car Hits Tree One Tecumseh woman was dead today and another was in a critical condition at the hospital as the result of one of Lenawee coun tys worst automobile accidents of the Fatally injured was Hessie 47 years who died in the hospital at 8 oclock last about two and a half hours after she was removed unconscious from the crushed automobile in which she and Chrissy of Tecumseh were who was was in a critical condition this morning at the hospital with both legs Both women were unconscious car left the road on M52 just south of the church at Birdsall and rammed headlong into a pushing the motor back into the front The two were riding in a four dooreedan and the accident has not been excepting that the driverlpsCcontrol nesses said the car began weaving and then crashed into the tree at the right side of The women vifltr to Tecumseh from traveling north on Sheriffs who investigated the said the two had stopped at the county jail a short time before to purchase a dog Russell is survived by her husband Floyd Russell of Tecum a sister Browne of Midland and two brothers Glad win Orr of Detroit and Private John Orr who is stationed with the army at Camp She was a member of the Presbyterian Coroner Paul Mott was noti fied and after an investigation he announced today that no inquest would be The death of Russell was the second traffic fatality in Len awee county so far this At this time last year nine traffic fa talities had been reported in the By a vote of 113 to the UAW CIO won bargaining rights at the Adrian and Palmyra plant of the Simplex Paper in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board Pro duction and maintenance workers who were eligible to vote had the choice of voting either for the the Lenawee Paper Workers Union or for neither A total of 172 persons were eligi ble to vote and 161 votes were One vote was challenged and an other was One ballot was cast for neither Earl Greenlee of the who conducted the said that his office will certify the UAWCIO as exclusive bargaining agent This will not take effect until after June when the pres ent bargaining contract between the Simplex Paper and the Lenawee Paper Workers Union will May 15 ffi Conceding that other senators were almost unanimously opposed to his Senator Downey DCalif said today he had givenup hope of putting his colleagues on record as waiving any special privileges under the gasoline rationing sys Leader Barkley an that Downeys resolution to that effect would be voted on before resumption of debate on the agricultural ap propriation JiTum to page 13 Theater Audiences Donate Here For Relief Funds The motion picture theaters of during the week of May 14 May are accepting donations to the Army and Navy Relief Funds for the aid of depend ents of men killed or injured in the service of their The first collection in the Adrian theaters was taken a to tal of being collected according to manager of the The purpose of the collec tion was explained on the screen and at the conclusion audiences in both theaters applauded enthus Daley said that the response to the project was genu hearty and unusually gener The Army and Navy relief effort by the theaters in Michigan has been commended by Van List M52 Project A notice from the Federal Works Public Roads Administra has been received by the Adrian Chamber of in dcating that the petition for a cut off bii M52 to eliminate heavy freight traffic through downtown Adrian has received the attention of the War Production The notice advised sec retary of the Chamber of Com that it will be necessary for the State Highway Department to make a detailed list of critical ma terials necessary in completing the The fourmile which will start at the big curve on M52 north of Adrian and continue south through Drexel Park on the town line road to join will require two bridges and an over pass over the Wabash The use of steel in the construction of the bridges will require the special approval of the and the in formation will have to be furnished by the State Highway Billings conferred with Mar tin district superin tendent of the highway department The department completed a survey of the route in and had prepared but the project was postponed when a bill for the construction of defense highways was vetoed by the Pres ident last August SET MIME Accident Count Influences Ger mond in Making Change The traffic accident location map on the wall of the city police sta tion furnishes convincing evidence in support of Commissioner Louis Germonds decision to inaugurate parallel parking on Maumee Street in the business For each traffic accident that has occurred in the city since Jan uary a pin has been placed on the map to show the location and type of On Main Street in the two blocks between Church and Toledo Streets where parallel parking has been in effect for two there are 13 pins showing where motorists came to In the two blocks on Maumee Street between Winter and Broad Streets where angle parking is 18 accidents have In other acci dents are nearly a third more fre quent in the two blocks of the business district where angle park ing is used than they are in a like istance has Breaking these figures down still farther reveals that eight of the 13 accidents on Main Street oc curred at intersections six of them at the Church and Main Street corner and can hardly be blamec on This leaves a total of five accidents oc curring away from the intersec tions on Main The num ber is nearly twice as great with nine accidents recorded away from intersections on Maumee Street with its angle The parallel parking will be started on Maumee Street as soon as arrangements can be made to obtain the use of the state highway departments street marking The spring painting of fire hydrant areas and no parking spaces in the business district has been under way for several The change from angle to par allel parking on Maumee Street was recommended at the conclu sion of a recent survey made by engineers of the Automobile Club of Although the change will decrease slightly number of parking spaces on the city officials believe that the benefits to traffic safety will more than com pensate for this It has been found that motorists backing into a line of traffic from angle parking places cause most oi the traffic mishaps in Most of accidents of this type are not serious but they are none the less Parallel parking was adopted on Main Street mainly because it was on a 30 Tons of Paper Is Collected In First Complete City PickUp One month of waste paper col lection in Adrian has netted near ly 30 tons of paper for conversion into war Robert Wood of the Simplex Paper Cor poration said this after the pickup truck completed col lections in Precinct the last of the 12 precincts to be Pickups in three precincts each week began April and an aver age of more than two tons of paper from each district assures the con tinuance of the waste paper sal vage program as set up by the city salvage The Civilian Defense Council re ceives a monthly check from the Simplex Paper on the a At the end of April thefirst check amounted to for about 14 A sec ond check will be received at the end of May and each succeeding month that collections are Expenses for the pickups are paid by the Simplex One truck with two men covers the city on the scheduled days and de livers the paper to Palmyra plant for Adrian who do nate the paper voluntarily in large boxes distributed by are cooperating well with the salvage He empha sized that it is necessary to place the cartons on the curb by 9 oclock the morning the truck is due to make and saic that a light shower will not hurl the He also urged that al instructions on the carton be ob When the filled boxes are pick ed empty cartons are left by the anyone who does not have a carton may obtain one the public works garage on Pearl or at the Adrian Simplex plant on Treat Street Precinct Six accumulated the largest amount of with a total of slightly over four One reason for this was that the precinct warden and his airraid wardens reminded people of the date of the and conse quently more families remembered to setout the A few of the other precinct wardens also noti fied householders in the same man A few people are still uncertain what day calls m their For their benefita map of city has been iplaced in the window of the National Bank oi with the precincts outlineo in color and a key giving the day of the month each precinct is cov Notices also are carried in The onthe preced ing Lost with 2 Other Ships In Arctic Supply Line They Say Russians Deepen Breach In Nazi Kharkov Lines Germans Are In Retreat REPORT ANOTHER ON FIRE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from German broad May German high command announced today that its air flung into battle on the Arctic to had destroyed a United States cruiser and destroyer as well as a ce breaker and a mer chant The special communique said al so that a freighter was et afire from stem to stern in a connected action while at a south ern port bombers destroyed four British merchant ships totaling 500 The communiqufi said the cruis was of the Pensacola class which normally carries 663 men and identified the naval for mation asan American squadron operating between the North Cape of Norway and the Arctic island qf The locale of the from the German which might have been drawn to gain in formation on disposition of United States naval the first indication that American fleet units were operating so deeply on the supply route to Murmansk and The communiqfi gave no the news said that the cruiser was bombed on took fire and sank at midnight last night One of sev eral accompanying destroyers was lit and the agency DNB said that the ice breaker and the merchant vessel were bombed in a fjord at Spits whereas the high command ave no This might be taken to suggest some move pivoting on the large Norwegian 400 miles off northernmost which Ca British and Norwegian shock troops raided last September in an errand of destruction against valuable mines removal of several hundred ariti Nazi miners and their Only last month reports circu lating in Scandinavia and reaching London said the Germans had land ed forces Spitsbergen was Comi menting on the April the London Daily Sketch said the in formation should be treated with island has no strategic im the Sketch It is likely that the Nazisare trying to lure another British expedition there with the object of attacking it at The long interval between the reported hitting and sinking of the cruiser suggests adequate time for removal of Sub Uses Illuminated Flag Painted On Her Side As BullsEye May 15 cos efforts to preserve neutrality in the present war were strained today after an Axis submarine stalked at night a fullylighted oil anker and sent a torpedo crashing nto the illuminated Mexican flag painted on her Thirteen men including lie captain and deck officers who lad gathered on the bridge when he undersea boat was Twentytwo men dived into the sea and reached The ship the Potrero Del became an Thousands of persons gathered on he sands of Miami after the torpedoing and for hours watched theflames and towering pillar of smoke from the tanker before it In Mexico the government addressed a note to lialy ind Japan last night demanding complete satisfaction and a guar mty of damage reparations by May threatening otherwise to take a position in accordance with Mexican Turn to Page 13 NEW May 15 forces retreating up the Chindwin River valley of Burma toward the Indian frontier have ex tricated themselves from their dangerous it was said of ficially The last weary remnants of the British army in at reported to have crossed into Manipur state in eastern ending a gallant but disheartening fivemonth battle against the Japanese The final withdrawal of the small British force from the turbulent colony where native treachery and lack of air support made British positions untenable was accom plished by recurrent Axis reports that the Japanese had crossed into These remained unconfirmed in London or The Vichy radio quoted vague re ports that the Japanese were ad vancing along the Bay of Bengal to within 16 miles of which is 80 miles inside On the other side of the Japanese at last report were about 120 miles inside China in a push up the Burma The Chinese who fought the Jap anese halfway across Burma were engaging one invader column al in Yunnan while another Japanese force reported on the west bank of the Salweek The Chinese were reported holding the east bank after having destroyed the The second lesson in a course for Adrian and Lenawee county pre cinct and villageair raid wardens was given last night with Paul Johnson of Tecumseh in In accordance with national regula tions the 40 or 50 men in the group had one hour of marching anddrill ing under the direction of Eldredge of the Michigan State They then listened to a discussion of the organization of the air raid warden The class will meet again Joe Noted Is Dead NEW May 15 tradition of Joe Jackson lived on today as his son continued in Holly wood the famous tramp bicycle act whose originator has taken his last Death rang down the curtain for the 67yearold vaudeville comedian at the Roxy theater yesterday when Joe was stricken with a heart at tack in the stage wings even as his audience still Turn to Page 11 Greatest Shipbuilding Race In History Outlined May 15 Spare outlines of the greatest battleship ouilding race in that be tween the embattled navies of the United States and are sketched the new 1941 edition of Janes Fighting the au thoritative naval annual made pub lic To previously known details of the Japanese capital ship a huge effort in relation to Japans the new edition the names of the last three Urge Conversion of Oil Heating Equipment to Coal By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rationing of gasoline on the eastern seaboard became effective at EWT today amid a welter of predictions and suggest ions regarding its farflung ram Chief feature of the third and final day of rationcard registration yesterday wasa wild rushby mo torists to exchange previouslyob high allotment tickets for those calling for smaller Recognition of honest mistakes by patriotic drivers who had over estimated their needs was advanced by rationing boards as the main reason for voluntary surrendering of many liberal but a possi ble factor was realization by some Jiat a stiff jail sentence or a 510 000 fine might be the penalty for misrepresenting their gasoline re of home heating plants from oil to coaf wherever and federal subsidizing of gasoline transportation on rail roads were urged at New York as ways to ease the shortage in 17 states from Maine to Asked to Set Example In a letter to company emplov president Farish of the Standard Oil Company asked them to set an example of unsel fish compliance with the tions and added possible he the em ployee should convert his heating plant from oil to remember ing that every barrel of oil burned for heat mtjans practically a barrel less of gasoline for essential car Turn to Page 13 regula Irnmobiiizing French Warships AtMartinique May 15 The United States in peace ful cooperation with French au thorities on the has begun the immobilization of French warships at it was authorita tively disclosed This is a preliminary but vital step toward padlocking French Caribbean bases against possible use by the Discussions are continuing Martinique on other points in volved in the United States gov ernments request that effective steps be taken to keep the French possessions from becoming a men ace to the United With ments warships in French Colonial Carib bean Vichys praboble naval strength now includes four 11 two air craft 50 destroyers and 60 The former size of the French fleet was indicated in Free French Representative Boris Elia cheff secret report that the Free had taken over 100 army a number of tank ers and 40 ofwhich were in the south In addition to Eliacheffs an the Martinique govern immobilization of three nouncement wasthe Russian Tass News Agencys recent report that a total of 40 warships which were being built at the time of the armistice had been turned over to the Germans by the Al though the French denied it was suspected that the Germans would regard incompleted ships as spoils of usable at adds of a group of five fighting monsters of more than Two of the the Nissin and are completed or near the annual while the other now identi fied as the Owari and probably are not far from last having been laid down 2 years Against the new Janes describes progress on 17 tremen dous United States battleships and six Never before has such a quan tity of capital ship construction under construction same time says the A similar remark applies to aircraft carriers and cruisers for the United States Navy numbering 11 and while the number of destroyers building challenges with the program of 1918 when America was carrying out the largest de stroyer program in All six of the Wash ington class have been Two of them are in service and if not may be ready be fore the next issue of this annual Six battleships of the Iowa class of tons and five of Montana class either are under or are in process of being laid The first of a class of six bat the was laid down in Turn to Page 7 Bombers Pound Shipping In Rabaul Harbor By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED May the sec ond successive longrange Al lied bombers hammered yesterday at Japanese shipping in the harbor of New and scored a smashing victory over enemy fighters which tried to intercept General MacArthurs head quarters announced Seven of 17 Japanese planes which engaged the raiders in a furious battle were shot out of the sky by keeneyed gunners in the big all of which returned safely from their a com munique The Allied were credited officially with damaging at least one transport in the strategic har one of the bases from which a Japanese fleet sallied forth less than two weeks ago to meet defeat in the Coral Turn to Page 2 Stubborn Fighting Continues On the Kerch Russians Report By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Red army drove ahead against Kharkov recapturing a number at nearby communities and forcing he Germans Into retreat after brushing aside counterattacks in which the Germans vainly threw in their reserves frontline dis patches Despite bad weather pered tank and aerial iie Russians deepened their pene tration of the Nazi position and ad vanced over roads littered with iundreds of German bodies and many smashed tanks and said Red official army pa It described the whole continu ing operation as another heavy defeat for the Germans who have held the important Ukrainian steel since Stubborn fighting continued 380 miles to the on the Kerch where a German thrust has twice forced the Russians All accounts emphasized the gigan tic nature of Marshal Timoshenkoa Kharkov A major tank combat took place in one with a large number of tanks participating on both said Red Forcing a water our tanks by a powerful thrust split the enemys concentration of troops and drove a wedge into his de Then our infantry moved into the breach and consolidated the oc cupied More than 20 wrecked German tanks were found at a single the Russian accounts Apparently referring to the same other reports said the Red Army was operating on the west bank of a large river which it had crossed earlier while the stream Bridges Blown up The Germans blew up all but the Russians threw up new ones and poured across during a storm of German aerial Then they fanned out on the west ern shorer Turn to Page 11 Late Bulletins May 15 JP Without the Senate reject ed 66 to 2 today a proposal to put members on record as pledging themselves to waive any special privileges in obtaining rationed Senator Downey aur thor of the resolution which arous ed bitter criticism and Senator Pepper cast the only votes for the May 15 across the Donets River on a 50 mile front Marshal Timoshenkos mechanized Bed army was report ed tonight to have crashed through the inner defenses of Kharkov in at least two places driving the Ger mans before Diplomatic sources In London said they had heard that Hitler was so taken aback by the unex pected power of the attack that he had instructed his ambassador to Tokyo to increase pressure an Ja pan for an attack on May 15 iP The House Ways and Means Com mittee rejected today Treasury proposals to tax the interest on outstanding or future state and lo cal the re moval of the present tax exemp tion feature on such securities to raise as part of the big tax program which is being de May 15 but injured 16 yearold James Harper was remov ed today from a rock tunnel in which he had been pinned for 13 Strapped to a he was passed down a longline of men and taken to a Secretary Horgenthau of Treasury had recommended Oppose Induction of LowIn come Citizens Into Ranks of Taxpayers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May tion developed in the Senate today to a proposal tentatively approved by the House Ways and Means Committee to induct millions of lowincome citizens into the ranks of federal income tax Four top ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee voiced objection to a move by the House group to reduce the taxing level to for single and for married and chairman George DGa gave it only luke warm support Labeled absolutely also was a proposal to all per sons who file federal returns to pay a nominal tax of from to to cover daministration Senators Brown La Follette Vandenberg RMich and Taft ROhio said they were to the lowered exemption method of attempting to extract revenue from the low in come George said ha would accept it if but doubted that much additional revenue would be collected as a Vandenberg and Taft they the enactment of a sales tax that would fall only onthose who had money to spend and spent it for something besides the bare essentials of Admin istration pressure was reported yes terday to have discouraged mem bers of the House committee from offering a sales to Page   

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