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   Piqua Daily Call, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1942, Piqua, Ohio                              THE PIQUA DAILY CALL WEATHER FORECAST: Continued warm today and to- night with medium wind. 59th YEAR. No. PIQUA, OHIO, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1942 PRICE THREE CENTS ISLAND DEFENDERS SMASH DRIVE Rhineland Raided By Britons; Paris War Industry Also Hit They Build Road to Alaska OFFENSIVE BY ALLIES CONTINUES More Than 300 Giant Bombing Planes Take Part in Action Over Scattered Points. These fellows who look as if they'd enjoy a scrap, and they probably will. They're American soldiers who are helping build the highway through British Columbia to Alaska, where they may meet the start after them. JAP AIR FORCE GIVEN HARD BLOW BY ALLIES Week-End Was a Debacle for Enemy Air Force and Loss In Planes Is Placed at 38 Either Completely Destroyed or Fortresses Again Strike In India Zone. BY JAMES CHAMBERS (U.'P. Staff Correspondent) London, April G. than 300 giant British bombing planes raided the German Rhineland, the Paris war indus- try area, airdromes in occupied France and the French inva- sion coast during the night, the air ministry said today. The air ministry broke a preced- ent to make it known that more than 300 planes had taken part In the attack, and It was believed that a new phase of the British spring aerial offensive had been reached in which on every favorable nighl the Royal Air Force would essay raids overshadowing those of the German attacks on Britain last year. "A strong force of bombers last night attacked targets In the Rhine- land, particularly the formal air ministry communique said. "The Gnome-Rhone works and other factories at Gennevilliers near By United Press The Allies entered the 18th week I' Jf the Pacific War .today with their aerial victories over the Ja- sanese. The week-end was a debacle for :he Japanese air force, considering DEMOCRATS IN OHIO i FACE DIFFICULTIES IN 1942 CAMPAIGNS Meed Strong Candidate ,for Governor and United Front to Grab Off Victories. he number of planes shot down in roportion to those engaged. The Japanese lost.nt least 88 lanes destroyed or damaged. Of these 57 were shot down or amaged in a raid.by 75 Japanese, lanes, most or ail carrier-based, on Colombo, Ceylon. The lemainder destroyed or damaged in the zone of Gen. Douglas lac Arthur. It was believed most unlikely that ny of the 25 Japanese planes dam- ged in the Colombo raid survived ecause they could hardly have rcade their carrier or land bases. Thirty-one Japanese planes were amaged or destroyed in the Aus- ralian zone. In addition, United States Flying Fortresses of the Army "Air Corps, BIT RALPH C. TEATSORTH 'U. P. STAFF CORRESPONDENT Columbus, O., April 6, Main truth about Democratic man- i-.vers in Ohio during the past week -s that party leaders realize that inless they put up a strong candi- I for governor and a united front ,n the 1942 campaign, they stand to ;06c both slate and congressional .'ffices to the November election. This week may produce announce- l.aents that will outline the field of andidates for the Democratic .gub- rnatorial nomination on Aug. 11 It will be a field of five or '.lore' candidates Is a virtual cer- alnty. (Concluded on Page Seven) )USY SEASON AHEAD FOR LAKE SHIPPING I'iarly Start Is Made and Alt Indications Point to Months of Activity. Cleveland, April f the Great Lakes shipping season his year earlier than ever before nd new production records in pig -on and steel foreshadow "probably ne greatest -xjlivity ever attainei y the steel the magazin> teel declared today. Numerous steelmakers in Marcf I; jtabiished new production records I' le increased tempo developing we i advance of the War Production card request for accelerated nd promising excellent reports a f April 1, the date for which th has asked its first, figures. Th? iron ore shipping season o (Concluded on Page Five) (Concluded on Page Five) (Concluded on Page Two) PRESIDENT'S ENVOY HOLDS CONFERENCES ON INDIAN PROGRAM Louis A. Johnson Meets With Nationalist Leader at New to F. D. R. NO GRAPEFRUIT IN LONDON IN OVER A YEAR SAYS WRITER Compares Life in London and Washington and Re- veals Overseas Restric- tions. (Editor's Note: Reue! S. Moore of the United Press staff recently was transferred from London to Washington. In the following dispatch he compares life in the two capitals.) BY P. D. SHARMA U. P. STAFF CORRESPONDENT New Delhi, India, April Louis A. Johnson, President Roose- velt's personal envoy to India, hjs conferred with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian nationalist leader, on Brit- ain's offer of post-war dominion sti- lus to India and has forwarded a special report to President Roose- velt, it was made known today. Johnson and Nehru, left wing leader In the nationalistic all-India congress, talked for 2-'.i hours last night at Cochin House, official resi- dence of the American minister. (There seemed no doubt that Johnson would have been able to tell Nehru that American opinion was that India ought to get together BY REUEL S. MOORE U. P. STAFF CORRESPONDENT Washington, April 6, Ington Is fighting the same war as London but it's hard to tell by superficial look at the two cap! tals. A person who has seen Londo throughout most of the war, as have, can hardly believe, after hasty look around, that Washingto Is In it, too. (Concluded on Page Four) (Concluded on Page Five) Governor Saves Man from Hanging Friday Moundsville, W. Va., April Neely today commuted the death sentence of Howard Mit- cheil, convicted of the shotgun slay- r.ig of Walter Lambert at Big Pour, McDowell county, to life imprison- ment. Mitche! had sentenced to hang Friday. VETERAN PILOT TO BE BURIED MONDA Charleston, W. Va., April 6. (U service will be held toda for Captain William H. Patrick, old est river boat pilot active on th Mississippi watershed. He die Saturday night. The skipper made h last trip in January to Cir.cinna as pilot of a Union Barge Lii steamer. He started his career o the river as a cabin boy when years of age. IKIFMASTILL HAGGLING OVER FREEDOM WHILE JAPANESE MOVE NEARER Indto is -'raothtr? to persons of 2400.-. eattcVand 45 races, 200 lon- tuagei. IH area is iq. mi. JAP OFFENSIVE GIVEN SETBACK BY AMERICAN FORCE AND FILIPINOS nemy Attempt to Land Troops from Sea Is Blasted, War Department Communique Today Declares Losses Inflicted on Invaders Who Are Unable to Extend Slight Gains Made Saturday. This is populous Mother India. Even as she bickers wjlh Britain, over hrr future, freedom, Japan threatens lo take that freedom away. The enemy, now in India's Andaman Islands and reported at Burma, is within air and sea reach of this vast land's long eastern coast. Allies Redouble Drive For Plane Superiority BY JOE ALEX MORRIS U. P. FOREIGN EDITOR The United Nations redoubled a drive for aerial superiority over the Axis today with a week-end record of.powerful bombing blows and the mashing of more than 200 enemy aircraft on world-wide fronts. In the Islands north of Australia perhaps 35 enemy planes were des- troyed. In a great battle -that smashed a Japanese Easter attack on Ceylon Island off India another 5V were clowned or damaged. On the Russian front, a total of 102 were destroyed on Saturday alone and the Soviets llsled 107 smashed up in "several days" fighting. At the Mediterranean island of Malta, ar.other 13 Axts p'ane.5 were do'ATied during renewed attacks. In all it appeared that 212 Axis aircraft were destroyed or damaged but the 1L was incomplete. But in addition to the heavy aerla losses Inflicted on the enemy, tb United Slate flying fortresses basei in India extended their attacks t the Japane.se-held Burma port Rangoon s'arting big the RAF battered German indu: rConduced on Pace ARMY DAY BEING OBSERVED TODAY Washington, April 6, ades, speeches, open houses at army camps and display of air power to- day marks the celebration of Army 25th anniversary of the United States' entrance Into World War I. High army leaders set the keynote by declaring that America's thous- ands of fighting men eagerly awrul the day when they may take the offensive that will not end "until freedom and peace arc (Concluded on Page Hve> Washington, April S. (UP) and Filipino forres on Bataan have smashed a new Japanese attack of "great force" on the right center of our lines and blasted another enemy at- tempt to land troops from the SUBS DESTROY, DAMAGE 48 VESSELS IN PACIFIC SECTOR Heavy Toll of Warships i Taken by Submarines Operating 'Almost Unchallenged. Washlntton. April 6, American submarines, operating in Japanese-controlled waters of the southwest Pacific, have sunk or damaged 48 large .Tapnncse of them warships naval auxiliaries. The submarines, somethlmes oper ating almost within sight of Yoko hama, and ranging throughout th Japanese dominated China Sea lave carriexl out their dongerou raids almost unchallcncged. Tlv cost to the United States so far ha >ecn one submarine, ihe Shark nlssing and presumed lost. Announcement that seven mori Japanese vessels have been sunk o damaged In Asiatic waters brings tc 26 the of Japanese vessel of all kind sunk by submarine, alone. Eleven others are believed tc (Concluded on Page Five) TWO VICTORIES JAPS CONTINUE EFFORT TO ADVANCE IN SECTOR Continue Pressure Upon Lieutenant General Wain- wrighr's Main Line In Plan to Dislodge American Free of Air Raids on Easter. New Delhi, India, April S, American Hying Fortre-sses and swarms o( British fighters, bat- tling lo seize the offensive on the approaches to threatened In- dia, were credited today with two important victories along a niile haltlcfront stretching across the Bay of Bcncal. The Flying Fortresses, in their second bip attack from India, smashed at the Japanese base at Rangoon and fought their way through Japanese fighter planes to return to their bases, it was announced. sea, the War Department an- nounced today. A communique said that the NIp- Jonese, using tanks, artillery and dive bombers, yesterday renewed heir previous assaults on the right center of Lieut. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwrtghfs lines. The enemy was checked, after "hard fighting." Our troops inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese and shot down one Jap dive bomber by ground fire. The Japanese were to ex- tend the slight gains they made Saturday. The Japanese attempted again to land troops behind our lines on the east coast of Bataan under cover of darkness but our beach defense llgrjt artillery broke up this effort. Wainwright's men Saturday had delivered similar punishment to the Invaders. (Concluded on Page Five) INDIA IN DANGER EXPERT BELIEVES BY LOUTS P. KEEMLE of the United Press War Desk Reg. U. S. Pat. Office The repulse with heavy tosses of the first Japanese attack on Cey- lon is a cause for satisfaction to the Allies but at the same time It is an ominous warning of danger to India and the Indian ocean sup- ply routes. The encouraging aspect of the raid on Colombo, principal city and port of the strategically situated island, is how well the British were pre- pared for it. The element of sur- prise which led to the debacls at Pearl Harbor was lacjdng. It may be that the Japanese counted on the British expecting the first attack on the naval base of Trincomftlee, on the eastern shore of the island. If so. they were dis- (Concluded on Page Five) Condition of Ailing Archbishop the Same Cleveland, O.. April 6. dition of Archbishop Joseph Schrembs was unchanged today at St. John's Hospital, where he has been critically ill with pneumonia since March 26. lie had shown some improvement in the past two days. BY MACK JOTTNSON X. P. STAFF CORRESPONDENT Washington. April Japanese, having again failed to outflank the American-Filipino de- fenders of Bataan by a seaborne in- vasion, continued their pressure Japanese Lose Heavily In Australian Sectors upon Lieut. Gtn. Jonathan Watnwrlghl's main line today. reports to the War Depart- ment said "furious fighting" was raging along the right center of the Balaan line after large numbers enemy shock troops succeeded in making "some .small Air raids on Corregidor, which dl- (Concluded on Page Five) BY BRYDON C. TAVES U. T. STAFF CORRKSPONDK.ST General MacArlhur's Headquar- Australia April lied warplanes were reported to- day to have destroyed or damaged between 35 and 40 Japanese planes !n inteisified week-end atlaeki at the northern approaches to Aus- tralia, It was to curate count of the Japane.-.1 end aerial Iwsos, although tralian communique listed 35 ei.cnv planes destroyed or damaged. dispatches from Port Moresby, New Guinea, and other sectors of northern "invasion flank" indicated that the total WDS somewhat high- er. an On Java, spring Japdnr.c of A'H'ralia. troop.-, of were revealed to be fighting the Japanese in the interior jungles and mountains. 1 DJtch were reported well u-ah food and munitions. DEAD AID LIVING Port Moresby, New Guinea, April (i, .laiMncbr. uoopb whn c.iplurcd In the llis- marrk Ifl c-sUOilijli llirir first inv.i.von in the Aus- Imlmi defense loM Uiotis- .intK nf Turn anri nndt tliclr l.Tivlins ''nly by pilim; up Ihclr dr.irl lo protect Auv tr.-iliiM tminv. They >.iid thai on the lirarh befoic Ml. Vulcan 150 AuMrilims held off thousTnds of Japanese for hours, until the of the was reddened by blood. (Concluded on Page for lioui harbor j> LAST HBCTE SHIP STRIKES HELD MUTINOUS Washington, April 6, (UP) The Supreme Court ruled today that strikes by seamen en board ship away from home port, even though the vessel is safe in o do- mestic harbor, ore mutinous and not protected by the No- tional Labor Relations Act. PROFIT LIMITATION NOT LIKED Washington, April 6, Donald Nel- son of the War Production Board was disclosed today to believe that statutory limitation of industrial profits on war contracts would interfere in "substantial degree" with the war effort. SAY WAR CARRIED TO INDIA London, April 6, Japanese naval and air forces were reported by the All-India radio lo have carried the war to India (or the first time today by attacking ship- ping of( the cast ccast and bombing two coastal cities. AGGRESSION IS TO BE FOUGHT New Delhi, India. Apul 6, (UP) Nehru, leader of the All-India Congress, has assured the United States that India's masses svill "fight any Japanese ag- gression or any aggressjon to the end" if they are given over their own defense policies, it was reported   

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