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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 11, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TEL Continued Cold Weatfier Detail on APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Europe Invasion Hinted In London By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April of George Marshall and Harry Hopkins with Britains war leaders were described by the Daily Sketch today as among many signs that our plans have gone beyond the production stage and it hinted at a European The contemplated stroke for all we be of an unexpect ed character and at an unexpected the newspaper There is planty of room for striking at Nazioccupied The New York Times says the principal MarshallHopkins Mission is to determine whether the British government is justified in the stand it has taken against in vading Europe this A Washington dispatch to the Times said Britain is reported to have contended that not enough ships are available now to trans port and maintain a across the English Channel or the North Sea under naval and air but proponents of immediate action hold that the Allied shipping situa tion may no better next The London government was re ported to have estimated the Ger mans had about troops for defense against such an and that landing armies should have from one and onehalf to two times as many General Army Chief of and Presi dent Roosevelts ar ranged to continue their discussions with Prime Minister ser vice chiefs and various members of the British war cabinet during the week end in the There was no authoritative indi cation of the specific trend of the discussions beyond the broad out lines of strategy and Observers concluded that man power problems came into discus sions which Hopkins had Friday afternoon with Ernest minis ter of labor and national Hopkins also conferred yesterday with William lease lend expediter in It was noted that since the American visitors arrived the ques tion of supply in Pacific war thea ters has become more critical be cause of the Japanese naval offen sive and depletion of British sea power through the loss of two cruisers and an aircraft carrier re Five new vocational training classes in machine shop practice and blueprint reading will begin Monday night at the Adrian senior high school building in accordance with arrangements made with the state board of vocational The classes were scheduled to start last Monday night but state appro val wasnt received until Two classes will be organized in shop practice and both will meet Monday nightat oclock in the high school machine shop for TheyVlSt until 10 Three classes will be organized in blueprint reading and they will meet from 7 to 10 The classes will meet Monday and Tues Tuesday and Wednesday and Wednesday and Thursday Factory employees interested in improving their status as workers and young men interested in get ting early training in such work are Applications were made some time RAIDED BY RAF April 11 IP The British Air resuming its as saults on Germany after a one night lapse because of bad weath heavily bombed industrial tar gets in the Ruhr last night but lost 13 planes in the the air ministry announced Docks at LeHavre also were bombed and mines were laid in enemy the announcement BODY IDENTIFIED BATTLE April 11 The body of a man killed Thursday night when struck by a Grand Trunk train was identified Friday as that of Clarence a cement 57 Report 100 Donations to Community Fund Fiftyseven of the downtown stores went over the top by con tributing 100 to the Adrian Com munity Fund when solicited in a precampaign canvass Claude campaign direc announced this About 35 workers solicited for three hours yesterday Most of the stores were displaying cards in windows this morn ing indicating that the management and every employee had subscribed to the The amount of money received in the canvass had not been totaled this morning by the auditors for the The faculty of Adrian College has contributed 100 and captain of the team in charge of soliciting the said today that the presidents of all four classes have indicated that the stu dents will subscribe 100 by Mon Pledge cards were given to teach ers of the public school system for both pupils and These will be returned the first of the The intensive campaign to reach the goal of will start Mon day when about 250 workers will congregate at the Methodist Church for the send off The drive will continue from April 13 Two additional teams for the Salvation Army division were an nounced today for the Community Fund headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce building Har vey Miss Merte Car Nellie Bangerter and Arthur Tavisr workers George George the Frederic Kellogg and Clare Harve Oli phant will act as American Naval Equipment Destroyed By Wainwrights Retreating Forces CORREGIDOR IS POUNDED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April can soldiers and sailors on Correg dor kept up the fight charged with exacting the high est possible toll from the Japanese The garrison consisted of sur vivors of the Bataan sailors and marines General Wainwright ordered to the island stronghold in the closing hours of the penin sula fight and the American and Filipino soldiers who had manned its guns for Even as the Japanese struck again by air at the island whose guns deny them the use of Manila the Navy announced late yes terday that the Bataan forces had destroyed the submarine the mine Bit the naval Napa and the Dewey floating drydock to keep them out of enemy This destruction was small compared with the havoc inflicted on the Japanese in four months of fight A review of the official reports shows a continuing toll in Japan ese supplies and The main results were that the jreat Japanese force which other wise might have tried to invade Australia was held on and Jiat the invaders have been de nied the use of the Manila harbor in the western Japs Lose 200 The defenders reported destruc tion of nearly 200 enemy a ligh percentage of them heavy American forces sank a pattieship and at least six other severely damaged at least five other destroyed large concentrations of Japanese supplies in sudden vicious and killed and wounded enormous numbers of the invading Turn to Page 2 Man and Horse Upset Tranquility Of M52 Traffic Sheriffs officers were called out last night to catch a strayhorse that was wandering about the road on M52 just south of the city aft er it was reported to be endanger ing Before the episode was finished both the horse and its attendant were James 46 years of Adrian was leading the horse down the road and he couldnt ex plain just how he and the horse became but he landed in the county jail on a drunk and dis orderly charge while the horse landed in a nearby pasture for Traffic had been halted on the road at as the horse wan dered about Five cars were stopped at one time and many drivers were forced to dodge the horse to get the officers American Friends Missionary Takes RefugeeLaden Ship Home From India While the world at large is thinking of India more in terms of its present negotiations with the British government concerning self and its ability to withstand the onslaught of the Japanese on its eastern Miss Alena daughter of Elizabeth Calkins of is wondering about the welfare of hundreds of her native acquain tances in the vicinity of Chhatar Miss a medical mission ary who has served in an Ameri can Friends hospital in interior In dia since arrived in the United States March after a thrilling wartime voyage across the South Atlantic to New She was met in by mem bers of her family March 29 after an absence of five Miss Calkins had made arrange ments to spend an 18month fur lougjo in the United States before the war and she obtained Paper Pickup Schedule Collections of waste paper cartons will be made m Adrian next week according to the following Residents living in these precincts are asked to place their cartons at the curb on the morning of the collection in their In case of rain the collection will be delayed one passage on an American vessel which normally cruised between the Dutch East Indies and San Because of the the ship had to return to the Unit ed States through the and it carried 176 although it is designed to take care of The passenger list was composed of some 50 missionaries from the Dutch East Indies and their fam members of the diplomatic military and volun teers returning home from China The voyage lasted for two and no peril was encountered unti the ship was about 30 hours from New Submarines were then discovered to be in the vicinity anc two at distances from 40to 60 miles on each were tor The American Friends Mission in Chhatarpur is a 30bed hospita which serves the city of per sons and people from the sur rounding Miss Calkins served as supervisor of as instructor for student anc did some evangelistic work hi the small school operated by the mis The hospital also gave train ing in midwifery and r She was the only American nurse at the The physicians both were an Americar and an The hospital beds are full at all and from 75 to 150 patients come to al each day for treatment Turn to Page 7 Hal Marshall In Mail Fraud Case IM April Hal Marshall of was one of a of men who received sen tences in the federal district court in for using the mails to defraud inves tors in three cemetery develop ments in The brought by Dis trict Attorney Calvin charged that 44 men used the mails in promising to investors of in cemetery while only was paid Judge Robert Neviri of Day who termed the scheme a vicious racket sentenced 27 men to federal gave eight sus pended including three who must pay acquitted two and dismissed The tota amount of fines imposed was for tytwo thousand Marshalls sentence amounted to three years on nine two years on one and a fine o one thousand The indictments were made two years The syndicate operat ed three Forest Glen at Glen Rest at Co and Glen Haven al Attorneys said that the case would be RUSSIANS KILL GERMANS April 11 than Germans have been killed in the last few days on the Bryansk sector south west of the Russian in formation bureau said in a com muniquS broadcast Bryansk is a Germanheld rail way center on the Desna River 220 miles from the The Red said Hitlers high command was losing thousands of its men in counter attacks aimed at relinking defense bases and relieving encircled Naz GENERAL QUESTIONS JAPS KOEPE AIRDROME Smiling Japanese lightly submit to questioning by Clinton Pierce left and another American officer at Bataan peninsula That was before continued smash ing Japanese attacks drove the defenders to abandon their positions and resulted in the death and capture of many of the Clark Associated Press made this picture which has just been released by the War Growth of Municipal System Reviewed Lack of Steel Delays Power Line who has served as president of the Adrian water board for the last 11 resigned from that position at the annual meeting bf the board last night at the city The board elected frank Prentice president after accepting Barretts resigna Donald Matthes was elected secretary of the board and Herman Matthes was elected vice presi dent for the coming year while Smith was reappoiritel superin jWiU continuejo be a post which le has held since the board was or ganized 21 years During that time the Adrian plant has grown from a system valued at to a plant valued at Expenditures for water main ex tensions and other improvements during that period have amounted to Outstanding bonds amounting to have been paid and water rates have been re duced three Barrett said today that he resigned because he felt that he hal held the office and attended to its duties long Routine reports were made by Matthes concerning the boards financial condition and Smith reported on the progress of the new dam and Because of a lack of steel for towers needed to carry the power lines of the Consumers Power Company around the new water reservoir at the new it will be necessary to repair the tower that has been placed on the ar tificial island constructed in the center of the proposed The base of the tower was dam aged several weeks ago when it was crushed by the weight of the earth piled around it to form the Water board officials say that as yet no agreement about the cost of rearranging the power com panies lines over the been reached despite several weeks of The power com pany has stated that a contract agreement will have to be reached before any water can be impounded in the A recent WBP order received by the water board prohibits the ex tension of any water mains beyond the length of 250 feet in a measure designed to conserve vital ma For this reason the board was forced to deny one petition for a foot extension on Di vision Street south of Summit Plunges Into Bay 6 Pas sengers Unhurt NEW April 11 21 passenger United Airlines transpor plane overshot a runway in landing at La Guardia airport In predawn murk today and plunged into Flushing The three crew members were injured six passen ers were Quick action by two crash boats from the nearby Pan American Airways clipper terminal averted urther casualties by rescuing al IB occupants even while thj plane was sinking under The accident occurred at a EWT as the flight 12 originating in com pleted the last leg of its from Josephine 23 of injured right arm tak en to Flushing Copilqt Injured lef leg and taken to a Captain Douglas sligh cut over the left Expect House Okay On Bill Boosting Pay in Services April 11 Swift House approval of a bil doubling the a month basic pa for army buck privates was fore cast today as the Military subcommittee prepared to opei hearings on it The already unani mously approved by the Senate would grant pay increases for al enlisted men in both army am There were indications that ar effort would be made to attach rider to the making provisioi for dependents of men in the serv Edmiston a vet eran of the World already ha introduced a bill setting up a seal of allowances for men in the army navy and coast but th House Military Committee has no yet received a War Department re port on Sparkman chair man of the ex pressed the opinion the allowanc plan would be a very appropriat He suggested tha with Edmistons approval his bil could be attached as a rider to th pay increase The EC miston proposal would call for monthly contributions from th participating service with th government matching this amoun for each man with a wife but n For a wife with one chil the government would pay an for a wife and two with for each additional chil up to a top of LOWLEVEL ATTACK ustralian BombersDrop High Explosives On Japanese Held Air Field Indians Reject Dominion Offer LARGE FIRES ARE STARTED April 11 continuing heir assaults on Japanese bases in the islands north of this threatened carried but another suc cessful attack yesterday on the air drome at invaded capital of Dutch Prime Minister John Curtin announced The raiders pressed home their assault from a low dropping high explosives on hangars and other buildings from a height of only a communiqufi Despite intense antiaircraft fire which met the all the planes vere reported to have returned safely to their Returning pilots said large fires had been left burning at the air The communique also said Jap anese planes had again raided Port Moresby in southern New Guinea but declared the attack ers had been kept up to feet and that they caused no casualties and little It is but he bulletin that one enemy bomber and one fighter were shot Must Expect Invasion Army Minister Francis Forde meanwhile expressed confidence in the position of Allied forces in the southwest but warned in a statement that Australia must continue to organize on the theory that she faces a fullscale invasion The fall of Bataan was describee as another indication of the neec for concentration of the full enegry of the people against the enemy Forde said he believed the true spirit of the Australians was some thing comparable to this offen aggressive spirit of the men who fought under Donglas MacArthur in the Turn to Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW April Dominant Hindu and Moslem part ies today rejected Britains offer of dominion status after the war and Sir Stafford special emissary of the British war announced that the proposal had seen The historic mission of Sir Staf ford failed with the AllIndia Con jress potent voice of the Hindu and the Moslem strongest spokesman for the minority declared Londons terms unaccept With the Japanese threat to In dia increasing the British of fer envisioned postwar dominion iT IS OFF m CENI Reduction Due to Tire and Gas Bestrictjqns April 11 Longrtrip travel by passenger auto mobiles the United States al ready has dropped by almost 40 per due to nationwide tire ra tioning and gasoline restrictions in the East arid Pacific the American Automobile Association reported The AAA estimated that gasoline consumption by private passenger cars now is 20 per cent below 194L Another indication that motorists were keeping closer to home came from the national park which reported that visits to parks in the first three months of the year dropped by 30 per Studies by the Public Roads Ad ministration showed that workers in many defense plants were de pendent largely on passenger cars for getting to and from Henry He declared that ap proximately cities with a total population of more than were without local mass transpor tation making them de pendent on Other studies he that all other means of passenger transportation now are operating at or near capacity and would be unable to absorb more than a frac tion of the load that would result from wholesale abandonment of If He Some Believe Some Form of Sales Tax Is Certain April 11 House ways and means committee members said today that any ad ministration request for an increase in its seven billion dollar tax pro gram would make some form of a sales tax Discussing reports that Presi dent Roosevelt might revise sharply upward his tax reuest as a means to help control the com mitteemen said that in that case some kind of consumer tax already Indorsed by a not be Secretary Morgenthau said re cently he was standing by his re quest for more reve until there is a public an nouncement by the President o a change in the Any increase would make a sales tax said Rep Knutson RMinn and he was oined by Representatives Tread vay RMass and Disney D Most of the committeemen have aid that in no event could Con gress take more than additional from individuals and an equal amount for corporations Those two proposals formed thi basis for Morgenthaus program iresented to Congress on March 3 Chairman Doughton DNC has expressed preference for a manu acturers sales if any such levy be But witnesse have testifieoTrthatsuch form would lead to endless pyramiding if the with the ultimate con umer price much higher than the amount Others have argued that a retail ales such as a majority o vitnesses testifying on that sub est have would be dif icult to collect andwould induo evasion by small Some sentiment has developed for a 1 per cent transaction imposed on all monthly trans actions in excess of The committee plans to closi hearings on the entire Morgenthau program next week and began closeddoor deliberations the nex There appeared to be little bil be tatus and greater autonomy for ndia in return for full and im mediate support of the British war iffort At a press the Sritish emissary said that although Britain and India had failed in heir negotiations there was a large and important area of agreement as to the future free dom of In announcing that the plan which he had brought to India Cripps said that the status of India reverted to what it was before hie came The formal announcements that the negotiations had broken down came exactly one month after Prime Minister Winston Churchill old the House of Commons that the British war cabinet had agreed on a plan for India and that Sir a member of the cabinet and friend of Indias would go to The British plan originally pro vided for dominion status after the but stipulated that Indias de lense now must remain hi British When the AllIndia Con gress the British offered as a concession to create an Indian defense with the British commander in chief in to re ain complete control in strategic and operational The British were said to be wili ng to transfer to the Indian de ense minister defense coordina nontechnical military schools possibility that the new tax could be ready for the house ore the middle of POUND CORREGIDOR From Japanese Broad April 11 IP Japanese supported by have launched a heavy bombard ment of Corregidor fortress in an attempt to end resistance by Lieut General Jonathan Wainwrights beleaguered Domei declar ed Late Bulletins AprU 11 The War Department reported to day that a small AmericanFilipino force defending Cebu in the Philip pines had inflicted heavy casualties on a Japanese invasion force esti mated at which was able nevertheless to effect a landing on the April 11 The has been overdue for a month and pre sumable is lost in the western Pa the Navy announced Station Key Man Of Tetts How He Organized His Area See Draft List On Page 7 The station warden in the air raid protection organized under the civilian defense corresponds roughly to the rank of sergeant hi the according to a warden in the fourth precinct The station warden is responsi ble for a certain number of houses in a given and is under the supervision of the post the area warden and the precinct war den in ascending It is the station warden who knocks on the doors and makes the individual calls to learn what been done and what done to bring some semblance of pre paredness to the individual resi reminds individuals that sand should be placed in the asks them to see that their garden hose is in good working order and is equipped with a nozzle for spray ing fire Hes Key Man In the final analysis it is his leadership that will make the dif ference between a disciplined and raid During the last several weeks station wardens have been conduct ing interviews from house to house to get the work and the best work is being done by those who have been going ahead on He gives onthespot suggestheir own according to Karl to me that people were un chairman of the citys civil ian defense council has been doing a first class job in helping resi dents get ready for air raid emer He has supervision of eight houses containing 12 families on Front Because of the ef fective organization of his block was persuaded to tell informed and one that didjt benefit might give way to panic in an air bf other air raid wardens hi the From here on its his I first noticed that I had been named as a station when the was published the pa he I waited several days for further and when none were I down see about itIt der the impression that all this was to be accomplished some time in 1943 or and so I began to think that it was up to me to start things on my own Begins Interviews I made several interviews dur ing the space a few but had difficulty in catching some of the people at When I knock ed at the door I introduced myself and explained thatvl had to talk about air raid I found that most people were fa miliar with the questions which were to be and they invar iably invited me into the house to sit down and talk it Turn to Page 7 and raising of the home In its statement to the congress working committee de clared the removal of defense from he sphere of Indian responsibility presumably referring to the re tention by the British commander of final control in the strategic and operational spheres reduces that responsibility to a farce and nullity and makes it perfectly clear that India is not going to be free anyway and her government would not function as a free and independent Turn to Page 2 E IN THE 1 Give Japs A Whipping Second Time In As Many Days By THE ASSOOATED PRESS Still supreme intheir corner of the air after the Japanese radio re peatedly boasted they would be knocked from the the hard hitting Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group were credited today with their second triumph in as many days over Japans air The part of the vast system of men and guns being marshaled for the defense of In reported shooting down seven Japanese planes for certain and probably four more out of a force of 20 which attempted to attack an airdrome in northern Burma All planes returned to their base without a Only the day before the intercepted 20 raiders and shot down The Japanese got in a few licks Thursday morning At tacking the northern Burma air they strafed it and dam aged two or three grounded No casualties the bulleta mostly pitting empty spaces in the Turn to Page 2 Weary Refugees From Bataan Reach Corregidor Fort DEAN SCHEDtER CORREGIDOR April 9 and sol diers of dazed with the shock of sought rest and sleep today within the walls of orregidor itself battered by Japanese They came last brave refugees from the long battle that was gloriously swimming through sharkinfested waters of Jie channel between Bataan and this Manila Bay or rowing pitifully small boats through pombs and vicious machinegun attacks from enemy fatigued after days and nights of service in Bataans hos pitals under constant stumbled ishore from the so weary they could hardly any who dared to risk the trip from stricken were among the Those who swam were picked up in midchannel by other small saved from the sharks but still harassed by the machinegun fire of diving enemy I questioned soldiers who had jone night after night without sleep and who had eaten but little during those final days when they faced overwhelming Want One They had stood and then retreated to standand fight but while they tried to be obliging Todays Map For a map showing the theater of battle if the Japanese go to war with turn to page seven of todays and tell of Bataans last they wanted only one thing Gripped by this desire to their memory of experiences was unclear to They only knew that they were During the night we across the channel toward Bataan and heard booming explosions and saw manycolored fires as the de in their last defiant destroyed munition dumps and and anything else that might be valuable to the everpressing We on Corregidor had heard over shortwave radio from the United States of the fall of after the defenders gallant three month The soldiers of them selves veterans of scores of pound ing Japanese bombing wept unashamed at the words Bataan has It was the shortwave broadcast of The Voice of from San Filipino and American troops of this blood stained peninsula have laid down their the announcer The soldiers listened hi reverent With heads bloody but un they have yielded to the superior force anij numbers of tha the radio continuedv The world will long remember the epic struggle the Filipinos and Americans put up in the jungle fastness and along the rugged Ba taan coast They have stood up without complaint under the constant and gruelling fire of the enemy for more than three Turn to Page 6 ;