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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain APRIL 1942 WeaOnr Pao Two PRICE 3 BATTLE OF BATAAN APPEARS LOST AGENCY ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION Magnesite Agreement Indi cates Official Senator Declares PROFITEERING IS CHARGED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April tor Bunker charged in a Senate address today that an agreement between the Defense Plant Corporation and Basic Mag of for construction of a mag nesite refinery at Las is so sinister as to indicate that some officials of our government are guilty of He demanded a thorough investi gation of the Defense Plant Cor a subsidiary of the Re construction Finance and added If the agreement between the Defense Plant Corporation and Basic Magnesium represents a cross section of conduct on the part of the Defense Plant I can come to only one conclusion We are tolerating the existence of an agency of the government that is so corrupt that it would make profiteering in the last war look like petit The fraud that is being per petrated by the Defense Plant Cor NAVAL HEROES HONORED Admiral Chester Nimitz commander in chief of the Pacific presented a Navy cross to one of 24 officers and men so honored aboard a battle ship in Pearl The decorations were for heroism during the Japanese assault on the American naval base December This is the first newsphoto transmission sent from Honolulu to San Francisco in a new radiophoto service just poration is a betrayal of the President and the American peo Last week Bunker told the Sen ate that Basic Magnesium stood a chance of making a profit of per cent in one year on an admitted imestment of less than Previously the special Senate committee that is investigating national war projects reported that hearings it conducted at Las Vegas at Bunkers request indicated that Basic Magnesium was guilty of one of the most flagrant attempts at war Turn to Page 2 IS SOUGHT BY AXIS Raids on Increase for 16 Days and Nights April 9 ef forts to knock out the British is land of Malta with mass raids ap peared today to have reached their peak coincident with the resump tion of activity in Libya by forces of German Field Marshal Er win RommeL The GermanItalian raids on Mal staunch bar to Axis for domination of the have been on the increase for 16 days and ever since the last British convoy eluded the Italian fleet and sailed into port on the The city of Valletta and its sub urbs were said to show acres of duststrewn still the is land forces fought back against the endless shattering bombing as The Germans subjected Malta to its worst raid of the year Tuesday and were back in mass formations again yesterday for raids on the harbor and Well posted scanning Malta said the Axis ap parently was concentrating on the islands airports and noted with some concern official reports that defending fighter planes were bad ly They speculated whether this meant some landing fields in Malta already had been made unserviceable or whether the maintenance of the fighter planes had been hampered by the The Malta statement last night said RAF fighters destroyed or damaged 13 planes yesterday while antiaircraft batteries accounted for eight planes destroyed or dam Turn to Page 2 Chief of Staff and Hopkins See Churchill April 9 ff George United States army chief of and Harry chairman of munitions assignments and close aid of Pres ident arrived in London yesterday on a surprise mission by airplane and almost immediately conferred with Prime Minister Marshall told newspapermen that the purpose of the American forces in Europe was to Hopkins said that President Roosevelt had en trusted him with some confidentia matters on which to confer wit Although the Americans arrive only yesterday by dinner time they both had already man aged to spend a few hours wit the Prime Hopkins said May Deal with Strategy British sources assumed their conferences in the main woul deal with United Nations gram strategy in the 1942 campaigns and some the trip might be of critical Turn to Page 17 IS RAIDED BY JAPS AprU 9 The city of where the British have a naval was bombed this it was of ficially reported A British communique said first reports indicated no civilian cas At the same two enemy planes were sighted over Colombo but no bombs were Trincomalee is on the northeast coast of this island off the southern tip of The raid was the first reported on the important naval base in Ceylon but it was the second attack by the Japanese against the Japanese planes bombed Colombo Easter Sunday in a surprise raid which the British declared boom eranged and cost the raidersheav Babe Ruth Critically in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 9 George Herman the mighty Babe of Baseballs Hall of Fame lies critically Ul in Hollywood Hos how his physician hestitated to Suffering from recurring chills and high the homerun champion of the old New York Yankee machine was carried on a stretcher this morning from his ho tel suite to the Up to said Nichols I dont know exactly what is wrong with but it appears to be a or con In Film of Gehrigs Life Ruth has been in Hollywood eight playing the film role of Babe Ruth in a story about his former the late Lou He has worked hard be fore the cameras and in typical Ruthian style has been little short of dynamic in his time away from the He dieted strenuously to get back down to something akin to the physical shape he knew as baseballs deadliest He took off something like 40 But it didnt seem to hurt said a studio I never saw a man of 48 with so much driving Ruth was placed in a pneumonia customary in cases of this and was given a thorough He is responding but for a man who was as dangerous ly ill as he was when he first came to the it is too early right now to say that he might not suddenly take a turn for the Smith The doctor pointed out that the Babe is a big well over 200 and he recaUed that the Bambino hadnt been in the best of health since an automobile ac cident in New York several months Construction Blocked By Government April 9 drastic government order blocking virtually all new construction private and excep for the war went into ef feet The War Production Boards or issued prohibitec any residential construction othe than and repair Work f the cost was or for bade any new con struction of 6rT and specified that no other types o construction Indus institutional highway or whether pub licly or privately be started if the cost was mon than The only exceptions were in cases where specific governmen permission might be said project now under construction are being examined and may b stopped if the scarce materials ti be used in them can be put to more efective use in the war pro WPB Chairman Donald Nel son said the action would virtual suspend the civilian construction industry for the The La bor Department estimated prev iously that nondefense construe tion would amount of 000 this The 5500 limit on residentia construction applies to a ful year that an owner may not spend on a dwelling and lat er make another outlay on the same Similar re strictions apply to farm and oth er construction The order did not change exist ing regulations permitting con struction of costing up to in defense housing crit cal designated as such by Jie The board said the purpose o ihe order was to allocate iron and other scare ma terials away from unnecessary construction and into fighting ma teriel and needed defense housing Bigger Croups Wont Co to Vo cal Music Festival Transportation problems have reduced the number of Adrian high school vocal music groups who ivill attend the annual state festi at East Lansing tomorrow and Automobiles for trans portation now are at a ichool officials Adrian will be represented to morrow in the ensemble and solo groups by the senior high school mixed ensemble of 11 voices the eriior high girls ensemble also of 11 voices and three The soloists who were elected in pre iminary tryouts are Charlotte Margery Matthes and Har ry Some of the larger groups originally planned to at The junior high school boys glee club will be the citys only entrant in the larger group program Sat All of the Adrian groups are un ler the direction of Russel Nel vocal music The instrumental groups will icld their section of the state fes tiva next week in Ann AUCTIONS April west ot Vic See on Market j LEVY ON Would Supplement Efforts to Limit Profits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 9 A special tax in the income from mili tary production contracts was pro posed today by Chairman George of the Senate Finance Committee to supplement congres sional efforts to limit war He termed such a special levy a just and proper To in an increase in tax riiilitary he would be A joint SenateHouse conference committee will take up the profit question later this month when it meets to consider amendments to a military appropria tion bill but George said it was his opinion that a practical curb on excessive earnings could be ac complished only through Inclining to agree with Senator Nye said the conference of which he is a was likely to be ham pered in its work by fear lest too drastic curbs on profits slow down industrial for am not going to agree to anything that will impede he and there STATUS THE IAD Cripps Expected to Make An nouncement on Outcome of Mission Tomorrow GENERAL OPTIMISM FELT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI April general understanding on the main issues between the AllIndia Con gress party and Sir Stafford Cripps is as good as it was re ported Cripps was expected to make an mnouncement on the outcome of his mission perhaps tomor As far as the Congress po ent Hindu voice on whose approval he protracted and complex nego tiations for postwar Indian do monion status it now appears that there will be no difficulty or delay in the establishment of a national government in This development came after an other days proceedings began on rising note of optimism with Pandit Jawaharlal the Congress conferring with Louis President Roose velts personal and the Congress working committee again in session at Birla After a one hour meeting with Johnson saw His lengthy meetings last night with members of the Congress party and the British envoy had bright ened hopes of an eventual settle The Congress working commit it was now may issue a statement on the final terms tomorrow at the Satur The AllIndia Moslem League working committees resolution was expected also to be released about Jiat The league is the domi nant voice among the great Mos em minority in OF SKULL I Olen Mossing Killed When Hay Rope in Barn Breaks Bpuclal to The Telegram April 34 years was killed esterday afternoon at 5 oclock in an accident on the farm of his aunt Rose Mossing two miles south and a mile east of Mossing and his cousin Men ard Mossing had been hauling hay rom the barn and as they were lulling on the rope attached to he track in the top of the the ope Both men fell to the lor 16 feet some rather conclusive evidence MofinS suffered a skull at and was dead when that production officials believe a profit limitation would do jus that These including Donald war production chieJ will be called in when the confer ence committee seeks to compose Senate and House The House voted a flat 6 per cen profit limitation on contracts le with funds provided in the With the unenthusiastic acquies cence of Nelson and th Senate on the other hand vote to vest a discretionary contro over profits in the hands of key program authorizing them to renegotiate any presen or future contracts on which they suspected excessive profits were being Late Bulletins April 9 Reuters dispatch from Port New said that many aircraft were destroyed on the ground anc others damaged in an Allied raid this afternoon on Japaneseheld New Draft List Will Begin Friday The Telegram will begin the publication of the third Len awee county draft list tomor The county draft board now is well along in the work ot assigning order numbers to men between the ages of 20 and 45 years old who registered for military service February The Telegram list will be taken from the official draft board records but for purposes of sim plicity the published order num bers will begin with one and continue The of ficial to designate them from earlier begin with and are num bered The third draft list in the country has about As many names as possible will be published each Harold Heffron reached the Menard Mossing suffered only mi nor Olen Mossings home was a mile west of his aunts He was a member of Marys Catholic the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights of Ohio at Caraghar and the Knights of Columbus at He attended Marys the Metamora high school and was graduated from Central Catholic high school in He is survived by the widow Isabella his parents and Joseph Mossing of near Metamora and three sisters Glenn Scheuer of Sis ter Winifred Marie of and Monica at The funeral will be held Satur day morning at 10 oclock in Marys church at The Frommherz will of assisted by Vincent Herr of Loyola College in Lawrence Mossing of and James Stapleton of The burial will be in the parish Unchallenged Jap Bombers Lay Waste To Mandalay Editors Note The first part o the following dispatch from Danii De Associated Press corres pondent in has not bee His eyewit ness indicate that a great perhaps o the storied city of Mandalay has been laid waste by Japanese bomb ers with unchallenged control o the DeLuces story presumably re ers to an attack April 3 which th British have said caused no mill tary By DANIEL DcLCCE ALLIED ARMY HEADQUAR TERS IN BURMA Delayed drone of enemy plane almost overhead was the warning that Mandalays quarte million inhabitants received of im pending Sticks of bomb exploded with earsplitting thun der before more than a few per sons could dive into narrow sli trenches which provide inadequat shelter from air 0 Early Bird Breakfast Is Plan ned Friday A precampaign canvass o downtown store employees for con ributions to the 1942 Community Fund drive will be to morrow and workers will meet a an early bird breakfast at oclock at the The ac ual solicitation in the city wil ake place Monday through Friday but solicitors will get a runnini tart over preaching the week store end by ap employees am itudents of the public schools ani Adrian Miss Nora national lamp Fire Girls representative vho is visiting in the city for two will speak at the breakfast and will emphasize the importano if maintaining welfare and char acter building agencies in the com Window cards in redj white anc due with a replica of the lape mtton to be given and the will be presented to all stores and schoo rooms that support the fund 100 The buttons and envelopes have al eady been distributed at the col ege and RAILWAY TRAINS HIT CARS 2 DIE CRASHES KILL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Michigan residents were tilled Wednesday when railway rains struck their automobiles and wo others died in a collision o A fifth died of injuries suf erered in a collision last Angell of was injured fatal when a Michigan Central freigh rain struck his automobile at rossing here Wednesday An gell apparently had waited for an astbound train to pass and drov nto the tracks without noticin the approach of the westbouni He died in Sheldon Memori 1 hospital an hour He wa n employee of the Consumer ower Company in Beardsley Bible instructor at the Adel hian Academy of the Seventh Daj was killed Wednesdaj n the collision of his automobile ith a Grand Trunk train The widow and four children collision o wo automobiles on a fourlane lighway south of here killed two Calamazoo men Wednesday night Tie victims were Fred Rost anc lodney both companions n one Their car collided three miles from here with one driven by Corneal Van of Kala who was suffered n an automobile collision March 0 proved fatal to John Szc of at Mercy ospital 139 German Transport Planes Destroyed In 3 Days By Reds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AprU Jussian fliers and ground gunners were reported today to have de stroyed 139 Nazi transport planes assigned to supply isolatednorth western front units in three days of a 10day period which cpst the Germans a total of 545 Evidence that Germany is rush ing new aircraft into war service ivas announced in a Antiaircraft men of one unit shot down a Junkers 88 dive ramber which was released from the factory it Men of this group few days later shot downthree more planes released by the fac ory in One airman who bailed out was Infantrymen on a Kalinin front attacked by numerically su lerior were declared to have crippled several German tanks by well organized fire and then routed he Germans with a bayonet at Our orderlies on the battlefield 450 dead German offi cers and the communi que It said German troops were driv en from a central front village af ter fighting which left the ap proaches littered with their At least 300 Germans were three tanks were destroyed and four were captured in running condi it in the repulse of an armored counter attack on an other The information bureau said Axis efforts to get fresh troops and mu nitions into the arctic Murmansk sector suffered another setback with sulking of two rated at and by Red Navy units in the Barents On the southwestern front the Germanswere said to be throwing tanks into battle in groups of from five to of them of 1942 make and all bearing war paint designed to blend with a greening countryside in the spring cam Turn to Page 2 Bomb fragments rained down on the teeming Indian anc Coolie refugee camps on the north side of the railway Two corners of a big brick civil hospita and buildings near the station were blasted into dusty A line of bungalows behind the hospital was smashed to The tile roof of the Princess of Wales Hospital in the same street was blown One wave of bombers finishec their work and as fires mushroom ed in scores of wrecked buildings a second wave came There was no The hot breeze that usually fans Mandalay at midday spread the flames swiftly through block after block of the dense wooden tenements of Chinatown and into palmfringed Buddhist monaster ies where blazing timbered shrines crashed down on recumbent stat ues of Fire Spreads Eastward The fire spread eastward into a district of elegant twostory bun galows owned by rich Lepers fled from the Wesleyan and Catholic Blazes sprang up around the Methodist and Baptist Churches and the Catholic They all were soon smothered in leaping flames which left only the walls Inside the Mandalay the hospital and barracks in the south east corner caught Sweating Indian riflemen bore the wounded to safety on their Under a rain of scream burning women and chil dren flung themselves through the purple water hyacinths into the fortress shallow moat in fierce plant ed dynamite charges and blew up DUildings in an attempt to limit the holocaust before all Mandalay was Turn to Page 15 Loss of Powerful Ships Shocks Admiralty By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April British 8mchgun the Cornwall and the Dorset shire whose torpedoes finished off he German battleship Bismarck ittle less than a year have been sunk by Japanese bombers ranging the Bay of Bengal and bat tering at thinstretched British naval communications to the admiralty announced The shock of the loss of the two oowerful ships rubbed the gilt off the admiraltys announcement two lours earlier that a British sub narine had sent a Ital an cruiser to the bottom of the The sinking of the Cornwall and Dorsetshire was a blow to the Brit sh naval strength immediately available to cope with Japanese aircraft carriers and warships re ported increasing their activities astride the sea lanes to Calcutta in he bay between the bombed coast India and invaded Japanese broadcasts quoted im erial headquarters claims that in addition to the cruisers Japanese roces sank 21 allied merchantmen n the Bay of Bengal up to last and badly damaged 23 ither but without any oth T was a Berlin iroadcast quoting dispatches pur Jortedly from Tokyo that Japanese xpeditionary forces supported by ruisers and destroyers landed last Sunday on the Burma west coast md were within 30 miles of the Bengal border of That would place them between eh border and the big Burma port f Earlier roundabout reports that he Japanese had forced their way ashore at Akyab had been denied the British headquarters at few The admiraltys announcement did not say when the Dorestsbire and Cornwall were Wainwrights Exhaust ed Troops Finally Are Unable to Attack Further April 9 iP Secretary of War Stirason report ed today that Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwrights force on the Bataan Peninsula numbered effective troops when their resistance apparently The Secretary indicated at a press conference that the bulk of this force had been either killed or President Roosevelt has author ized the Philippine commander to make any decision he deemed nec essary in the light of Stirn son Stimson told reporters that lat est reports from the Philippines indicated that Corregidor and the other fortifications guarding the entrance to Manila Bay still but declined to make predictions as to how long they could hold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AprU War Department today announced Japanese successes in the Philip pines it indicated the probability that the defenses on Bataan have been A communique at EWT said that General Wain wright had messaged from Fort Mills that the Japanese had en veloped the east flank of his Amer canFilipino and that an attempt to relieve the through an attack by his first had failed due to complete physical exhaustion of the Full details are not the communique but this situation indicates the probability 3iat the defenses on Bataan have been Thenumber of Americans and Filipinos in the foxholes of the little peninsula has never been made but it was certain that the Invaders outnumbered ihem by several Even the most optimistic observ rs had conceded that the Japanese jy sheer weiglit of numbers and force of fire eventually could drive the defenders back to the harbor fortifications of Manila How many of the defending orces had reached Fort MUls with General Wainwright was not im mediately An indication of the turn in the bitter battle for Bataan cam yesterday with an announcement Reports Wainwright Asked Armistice BERLIN from German broad asts April 9 Shanghai ewspaper report said that Lieut Jonathan ommander of the AmericanFili ino forces on the Bataan penin asked for an armistice This statement appeared in what vas caUed a special report from the ataan front to the Japanese news Tairi U It added that the Japanese com mander asked Wainwright to meet him for a conference on de aUs of capitulation at Ramao on the eastern shore of Ba This roundabout Axis report is ot confirmed in any way from any ther source despite the attrib ted nature of its does not i itself appear to have any offi ial There is no town of Ramao which fit the description given in he There on the inner shqre of Ba facing Manila hat the Japanese were continuing heir drive with great Jap anese commanders for the most part advocate sharp followthrough attacks to prevent their opponents from reorganizing and reinforcing rital Wrote History Since early American and FUipino troops have been vriting history in bloody char acters on the jungleclad hills of he peninsula lying west of ManUa first under General Douglas after his trans er to under General Wainwright There was the strongest evidence hat the Japanese felt they had ost face by their inability to break he stubborn Americans On March 8 General MacArthur in ormed the War Department of re ports that Lieutenant General tfasaharu commander in ftief of the Japanese forces in the had committed suicide n a Manila hotel suite formerly iccupied by General Turn to Page 17 TORCH DEATH IS RECORDED AS SUICIDE AprU 9 mysterious torch death of 34year old Orville Manchester tore clerk whose charred body was found on a wooded hill near here March entered the official rec ords today as a Returning its verdict at a coroners jury of six men came to that decision at the Manchester town hall after deliberations last ing an hour and 15 minutes subse quent to the testimony of experts who examined the A crowd of whose alarm had been evident over the communitys second torch death mystery within a gathered at the town hall to hear the verdict We find by the evidence pre announced jury foreman Rolland that death waa Last year a womans body was found near here although this was officially recorded as a solution was never Several among them state police experts and University of Michigan appeared before the jury in Wursters Robert University pathologist who performed an au told that Wurster died of Burns on the Parsons may have been suffered while Wurster was either sitting or standing There were no serious marks or he ;