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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN Weather Detail Paio Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Ban Ordered on Use of Steel in Hundreds of Civilian Articles This is the first picture to reach the United States showing how the valiant Dutch scorched the earth as Japanese invaders poured into The Netherlands East LUXURIES TO BE DENIED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 8 The manufacture of most consumers durable goods will be halted for the duration of the war by May 31 Chairman Donald o the War Production report ed yesterday in announcing two imminent new civilian construction stoporder and a ban on the use of steel in hundreds oi civilian These two added to the swift succession of production cur tailments and stoppages which wiT be almost complete by May are of squal importance to the whi ning of a major Nelson told a press NonDefense Building to Halt The building order will suspend nondefense construction and stop the use in building materials of waressential Nelson The steel order will not only pro hibit the use of iron and steel in a multitude of common but also will ban the use of other metals and scarce plastics as sub The stopproduction order will blanket virtually all civilian lux uries and Ranging from washing refrigerators and automobiles to lawn mowers and musical consumer durable goods are deffined as any articles of household or general consumer use of a sort which last a rea sonable length of cloth ing and medical supplies are virtu ally the only items excluded from the Standard of Living to Drop Thus the American standard of living will be Nelson em but that is unavoidable in the successful prosecution of the he Nelson gave an unexpectedly op timistic view of the speed and scope exportimport bank credits of industrys transition from peace Increasing the capacity time gadgetmaking to the output Mexican Railways through addition of the implements of of needed rolling He gave these items on the enstates and Mexican experts already DUTCH BURN EAST INDIES OIL Here millions in oil and oil installations go up in smoke at Balikpapan on the east coast of Axis May Have Started New Push On Libyan Front April 8 Tn Dpvplnn Vact Rpcnnrrpc of claims of gains on the recently sta lo Develop vast Kesources OT hnizpri flpsprt lnn Southern Republic bilized desert front 100 miles south west of Tobruk indicated today that German and Italian forces may April 8 have started a new offensive United States and Mexico last From Catao toe British night announced a sixpoint proment said qnly ttat fighting gram designed to aid this country s patrols again were active in Libya war effort and develop the vast but a military source esources of the neighboring rehere said a0lele is some increased activity in Libya which we may Acting Secretaryjpf State Sumhear more Both the German and Italian statements said British advanced oint statement climaxing a week forces had been pushed back in the plans for new surge of desert Neither statement went into de The Germans identified the teel and tin plate rolling mill with scene of the action only as south ier Welles and Ezequeil Padilla Mexican foreign in a Developing of Mexican in ustry including construction of a east of El couraging side expenditures in system are surveying the countrys rail March amounted to 3 studying the for muniUons and construction constructin small if pay and subwith materiel and tools provided by Britains NewOffer Falls Short sistence of the armed forces were ornain S New uner rails anon feasibility of cargo vessels sistence of the armed forces were added The repre sented a March a year and figures out at a rate of a year for military com pared with a total physical produc tion of for the nation at the low point in the depression year of Turn to Page 2 United Construction of a high oc gasoline refinery in Mexico of Nationalist Demands Pledge AFL and CIO Millions to Stand Together By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 8 President Philip Murray and AFL President William rivals in peacetime but united in sym bolized labors unity last night by pledging their organized millions to stand together to help win the war and exhorting labors critics to join not stab us in the The labor leaders met on a speakers the first time since labors ranks split in a cheering audience of more than workers at a joint AFLCIO unite for victory rally in Syria in thunderous and Murray called upon their fol lowers to produce and produce for each answered the Then they unthinking REGULATIONS SEI Dresses Can Be Tighter or But No Longer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 8 War Production Board decreed to day for the duration of the womens dresses can be short er and or tighter and tight neither longer nor fuller than those now miladys wardrobe can remain about the in cut and as it as at Emphasizing that it had no in tention of freezing present styles or rendering present wardrobes WPB established a com plete list of specifications covering future manufacture of womens clothes and ordered such frills as French cuffs on balloon sleeves and patch pockets of wooi eliminated After retailers may nol sell suit and coat ensembles ol more than two pieces at one unit The restrictions become effective for wool clothing time to affect production of most of the garments to be sold next fall and whiter restrictions on cot rayon and other materials do not become effective until June 19 most of this summers clothes are Turn to Page 2 SETS DAIE An old fashioned patriotic rally with singing and band music has been planned for all residents of the county by Len aweeB eight American Legion The rally will be April 23 at the Civic Auditorium in Adrian with radio com mentator and war analyst for the Detroit as the principal His subject will be Dan ger Spots in Arrangements for the rally were made last night when a group of 22 prepresentatives from the eight county legion posts met in the Te cumseh legion Hal county was in charge of the Elmir Baldwin and Walter Kind schy of Adrian and William Sage of Tecumseh and Vance Ogden of Clinton were named on a commit tee to complete The theme for the rally will be Amer ica with United States Streamlining procedure for handling priorities and allocations for Mexico based on Mexicos needs in relation to the war production effort of the United Deadlock threatened anew today to wreck Sir Stafford Crippss mission to India as Britains new offer to appoint an Indian as the countrys defense minister fell short of nationalist Early conclusion of a reciprocal trade agreement between two remained to give the negotiations two postwar Indian dominion status The program was announced on the eve of the departure of Padilla for New York after a series of conversations with Welles new lease on life that the eagerness on both sides for an agreement might produce satisfactory terms or that United States influence other high government be brought to bear on the in ni f 1 1 1 RPVP congresss answer was to be UIUIULL 1 to Cripps today and it was IA that its rejection of the flRnFR British scheme would be grounds that the responsibilities the defense minister were too Takes in All Having Frames Most of the members of the par Over 17 working committee were said April 8 The War Production Board extended its bicycle freezing order today to take in all bicycles having frames of more than 17 The original freeze order hold that the British offer was unaccountable the minister pe conferred far greater defense than such projected responsibilities as public defense coordination and the raising of a plied to cycles having frames larger than 19 and was intended to stop sales and deliveries of all adult But it developed that an 18inch camelback Pandit Jawaharlal influential congress leader who had raised the defense issue originally and vho also had injected the unity one having a double bar was was how well adapted to adult use as the conventional 20 inch as one of the most anxious of all Indian leaders for a lastminute Adult bicycles for sources said Nehru was are about the same size that President Roosevelt the camelback reconcile the Indian and are brought under the sales points of view through by the new former assistant Childrens defined who has been here those with frames of 17 the Presidents personal emis and are not affected by and has kept posted on both freezing but their tion was halted on April Turn to Page President Differs With On Cash Bonuses for By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS that he was utterly opposed April wartime bonus plan because dent Roosevelt and his war in such a national emergency duction Donald to produce all they differed openly today on the added he also disapproved bon dom of wartime cash bonuses in peace time on a piecework workers who set a fast pace in tal arms Chief Executives remarks there were counter to those of ous signs that the hotly endorsed the bonus or in controversy over wages and pay plan during an ap might be edging nearer a before a Senate commit despite the continuing on March Making the si face suggestion that plants while employees Be given merit Jiat there might be an for outstanding he ment on the wage question that such a system might told his press conference labor slow OLD claon aCKHO ilOW6V6r that it could be applied only in cer AprU 8 The major war ish withdrawal from Prome to capital waited for some positions north of Thayetmyo on the disagreement the Burma front was the Roosevelt and the old story of the last two or Nelsons right hand a military William Batt sounded a said note of urgency and warned The Japanese attack with the public was no longer in perior he We mood to tolerate indecision as long as we inflict as delay by by loss as we gain as much or by government in prose as we and then go back to the war next suitable to Page people they charged with attack ing labor and questioning labors spoke extemporaneously their unity and answers to labors critics in a nationwide radio broadcas over the Mutual Pan federal security admin joined them in the broad My Dear Friend Green referred to Murray as my dear friend and later as my my collaborator and fellow 1 American in he of This spirit of unity and coopera tion the two labor or Murray in turn ex pressed his pride and persona gratification to appear on the platform with Green and said their presence together tells beyont words that we know this is labors Report Adds to Successes o1 Submarines in Attacks on Jap Supply Lines SHIPS TOTAL TONS April 8 daring American strik ing directly at Japanese shipping in the hazardous waters of the China has sunk two merchan vessels totaling the Navy announced last It was the third Navy communi que in four days dealing with the successes of the farranging Amer ican undersea raiders against the extended Japanese supply The three announcements listed 12 Jap anese including two ligh as sunk or American submarines have destroyed or damaged 53 Jap anese ships in the Pacific theater The latest victims were identifiec as a combination cargo and passenger ship and a car go the Navy dis closed that two submarines hac sunk three Japanese One raider sent two heavilyladen tankers to the bottom near the Caroline just east of the while the other tor pedoed a freighter in Japanese Skipper Ordered to Defend Selves Against Subs RIO DE April 8 Spurred by the loss of five ships and more than 100 Brazilian lives in two the government was reported yesterday to have decided to arm all Brazils merchant ships and to order their skippers to de fend themselves against Axis sub Brazilian vessels also will sail in blacked out at a high shipping source These protective measures were reported after the announcement of the disappearance of the which sailed from Philadelphia 14 with a cargo of There has been no word of 55 I come to you without reserva Green I am determined and willing to stand with Pres ident Murray and his Turn to Page 7 and Rural Fire Croup Reach Agreement at Tues day Meeting The dispute over pay for the firemen needed to operate the rur al truck stationed at the Adrian engine houses was settled for at least a year last night when of ficials of the Lenawee County Rural Fire Protective Association met with the city commission and agreed to pay a year for he use of city firemen to operate Jie truckon country The money is to be paid largely by the nine townships nearest Adrian in proportion to the serv ice which they are in a position to receive from the Adrian The yearly amount which each town ship has agreed to pay is as fol lows and Ogden townships quota has tentatively peen set at and awaits approv al of the township The few runs made outside of these town ships will be assessed on a charge per run basis against the township in which the fire These quotas add up to The remaining is to be paid by the association out of the funds collected from insurance companies on runs made by the truck to prop erty protected by the The insurance company funds also will be used by the association to replace Turn to 2 AUCTIONS April 3 miles south and 2V4 miles west of Al See on Market April west of Vic See on Market April Furniture Fred See on Martet been sunk by Axis Af ter the last rioters in Rio de Janeiro smashed up several Germanowned business establish Brazil severed diplomatic rela tions with Italy and Jap an after the recent PanAmerican conference here and subsequently broke up a vast Axis spy ring with the arrest of 200 Axis This antiAxis drive continued apace today with more widespread arrests of Japanese and the re moval of 58 more Nazi spies from prisons here to concentration camps in Ilha Das in the middle of Rio De Janeiro Germans Trapped By Furious Artillery Fire April 8 Ger mans attacked Soviet positions in the Crimea with 100 tanks today but were trapped by furious Rus sian artillery fire and eventually turned the Moscow radio After several hours of vain at tempts to break through the bar the German tanks still in operation leaving 32 machines and hundreds of dead on the the radio It was not announced whether the action was in the Sevastopol western or Kerch eastern areas of the where the Russians maintain their foot The Russian information bu reaus midday communique re peated its familiar no significant changes occurred at the front but told of past operations in which 675 Germans were killed or wounded in various sectors of the long In one days fighting alone to the northwest of it the enemy lost soldiers and officers in dead and wounded 300 were killed in a days fighting on a sector of the Kalinin al so northwest of Moscow and 250 were killed on the southwestern front in the recapture of a strong ly fortified populated Soviet troops routed the Ger mans from an important village on the southwestern OrelTaganrog front yesterday despite a hurri cane of machinegun fire and cap tured seven Nazi the Rus sians The information bureau empha sized the quickening aerial war fare with a report 79 German planes were destroyed Monday against 19 Russian aircraft ncreasing its totals for nine days to 494 German machines and 103 In addition the Red air force was said to have demolished or lamaged a number of German tanks and armored cars and 100 other motor smashed a railway train and disrupted two Wainwrights Forces Are Forced To Withdraw Under Heavy Jap Pressure Men Of Bataan Their Lives By CLARK GENERAL MAC ARTHURS April 8 IP The men of Bataan are fighting for their lives and a pledge the American soldiers to redeem their countrys promise to defend and liberate the Philippines the Filipinos Decause they believe the Unitec States will keep that Three months ago yesterday the first1 big infantry engagement was fought on Bataan Peninsula and United States infantry met the Japanese in For A Pledge combat for the first time in Since then Singapore has Bataan fought Java Bataan fought Behind that fighting spirit is the superb work of American field officers and the equipment of the army which was of firstclass quality although on Bataan it was available in pitifully small When I left Bataan its defenders were still keeping them The day before I visited a battery of antiaircraft gunners who defended the Manila waterfront in the early days of the war and since then had been beating off repeated Japanese divebomber attacks on airfields from which General MacArthurs thin air force continued to On Christmas en route to the battery set up its guns in open fields 35 miles north of the capital and gave a surprise reception to 37 lowflying bombers which had been pounding the I happened at that time to be returning from the Lingayen area in a train which was stopped nearby because of an air raid and I saw the batterys guns break up all three formations of enemy On January in northern one battery was credited with knocking down seven dive bombers and hitting many more after moving into positions guarding MacArthurs Turn to BATAAN Page 9 WAR PROFITS LIMIT DISPUTE Senate Would Vest Authority in Navy Maritime Chairman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 8 still much at odds on the most effective way to limit war today postponed further controversy on the question unti April The House originally approvec a flat six per cent bu1 the Senate decided after much discussion yesterday to vest discreionary authority over profits in the Secretary of Secretary Df Navy and chairman of the Martime The Senate wrote its decision into the war appropriation and returned the measure to the House for ultimate adjustment of the differences of ppinion on the profit curb Such will lot start until late next for the after acting on the started its delayed Easter Leaders said that because of the current recess agreements in both it would not be possible or a joint HouseSenate conference committee to meet on the big appropriation bill until yi AGREES TO WAVE PREMIUM PAY Leadership in Sacrifice to War Effort AprU 8 Making a concession to the war the United Automobile Workers 01 the CTO to forego premium for weekend and By this CIO circles said the autoworkers union assumed a position of leadership in labor sacrifice to the war effort The one of the biggest in America and a power in the reached its verdict last night after a stormy session of its war conference marked by impassioned pleas for demands that industry also relinquish and warnings of antilabor sentiments in Delegates representing upwards of workers in aircraft and other plants now engaged in war production in a voice the recommendations of the unions international executive Turn to Page 2 PREGINCT1ROENS TO IET Progress Made to Date Will Be Discussed Precinct air raid wardens will meet Thursday night at in Oie office of LaVon dlfector of civilian air raid protection n the to discuss the progress vhich has been made in developng protection against fire The meeting will be for the pvfrDose of correlating the information which has been gathered during he last several weeks in a houseohouse canvass by 400 air raid and to discuss further teps in the development of an citywide protective The work of elemental instrucJon and factfinding which was indertaken to make Adrian aware of their responsibilities luring air attacks is well Kuney said Many precinct wardens have prepared naps of their showing ill information which would be lelpful in an Now that the preliminary work las been the wardens will hold an open liscussion of the things they have and suggestions for their organizations will be Kuney Turn to Page BILL TO RIDE AGAIN OKLAHOMA April 8 Alfalfa Bill flowingmustached former will ride for office The Oklahoma elder statesman announced today he would seek the Democratic nomination for United States the seat now held by Josh Recalling his successful cheese and crackers hitchhikjng campaign for the governorship in 1930 Murray said in a short statement hat If I receive donations for ampaign expenses sufficient to lire a driver to carry me from place to I shall make two or three a as in The 72year old Murray cited the mportance of postwar treaties in sreventing future conflicts and declared he understood international aw and Orel a former state supreme court also has announced for the Democratic Senatorial Late AprU 8 Soviet Forces have smashed across the ipper Dnieper River in a furious inal drive to pinch off the VyasmajhatskRzhev bulge toward dispatches relayed by Stocklolm said SAN El Ipril 8 The coffee port of was Umost destroyed yesterday in the greatest fire this country has exerienced in a The post military telerraph barracks and customs ffices were among the buildings lestroyed in the fourhour Damage was estimated at about but no loss of life was SUFFERS WORST RAID THIS YEAR April 8 Egypt acted quickly today to care for victims of Alexandrias worst air raid of the year when German bombers killed 52 persons and injured 80 In a radio address to Premier Mustafa Nahas Pasha said this is a day of national mourning for the whole The public works minister visited the wounded at a giving each two Egyptian pounds about An estimation committee received orders to estimate property losses quickly so the government could pay in full from credits of enemy property seized in NEW April 8 Two rdinary grand jworking unler the direction of Special Assistmt General John Harlan Amen in handed up today six sepirate presentments naming 49 olice including a retired eputy chief together rith four Amen said that paid police rotection of a a year ambling syndicate with a legal epartment composed of expert atorneys was disclosed by the RECORDED April 8 An earthquake described as very severe was recorded today on instruments at Pasadena Institute of Seismologists said it began at PWT and was continuing with intensity an hour Its distance was estimated at about in an Line Penetrated After Con stant Hammering by Ene my Since Saturday ASSOCIATED PRESS April gen eral withdrawal of the American Filipino forces in Bataan to new defense positions because of Jap anese penetration of their line was announced today by the War De The troops under General Wain wright withdrew last night to a previously prepared defensive po sitions a communique in or der to rectify the penetrated Officials said there was no im mediate indication of the extent of the but it appar ently was accomplished in orderly The with ly superior forces have been hammering constantly at the line since support ed by heavy artillery bombardment and straf fing of the defending A breakthrough in the line has been expected by officials hers since the major assault started five days and apparently General Wainwright had prepared a new line before the concentrated as saults of the enemy could convert the break into a disastrous May Check Japs There was a chance that General Wainwright might stem the Jap anese military men But the invaders are known to have built up tremendous forces for an annihilation This would be a twoweeks timed to end just before the rains Japanese strength available for the Luzon campaign has been esti mated at one full army at This would be from two to six in fantry divisions together with heavy artillery and other would number from 000 to 135000 officers and far superiorto the defending The divisions would attacking have one tank rifle 380 light 82 heavy 20 18 36 and twelve how Officers familiar with the Jap anese tactics say the normal attack would consist of direct pressureto hold the enemy while maneuvered to strike at a This is the phase of the fighting which apparently has been developing over the past four The late day communique of the War Department described it thus Superior enemy support ed by tanks and continue to attack the center of our line in The Japanese have thrown fresh reserves into the fighting and have made some additional prog Heavy losses have been sus tained by our forces and by the en Turn to Page 2 Commanders of American Le jion posts of Lenawee county will meet Thursday night for instruc tion concerning their part in con ducting the doortodoor canvass to uncover the abilities and willingness of citizens to man the farms and factories of the nation during the war The meeting will be held in the Legion Memorial home on North Main Street and will begin at 8 Clifford Rice of the United States Employment office will be present to explain the The American the Vet erans of Foreign the Dis abled American Veterans and the womens auxiliaries of each organ ization have volunteered to con iuct the nationwide survey on a house to house basis during the period from AprU 13 to April 25 When it is finished the govern ment will have a complete picture of the labor supply which will be necessary to carry on the vast program of farming and manufac turing outlined for the war period The canvassers will be supplied with an identification card from the employment Eveiy member of the household be asked to indicate his skills and whether or not he will be wili ng to participate in the war ef either as a worker in a fac ory producing armament or on a arm producing The canvassers will carry with them a simple form contain ing questions to be answered by member of the wfll te conducted with the backing of the mayors of cities and as well as fed state and other local govern mental Rice will explain the work ing of the plan in and the county and the heads of the other Veterans units will Jien explain it to the members ieir own ;