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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Wtather DetaOi fmfti Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 LAVAL IN PLANS TO British Take Grave View of His Reentry Into Vichy Councils DARLAN GETS KEY POST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Pe tain decided today to form a new government including Pierre Lav Frances leading exponent of collaboration with and Admiral Jean who has been vice premier since Lavals ouster from the position on De cember The official announcement of the chief of states decision came only a short while afterthe Vichy government suspended indefinitely by special law the great Riom trial of leaders of the Third Republic who were charged with being re sponsible for the nations unpre paredness for The announcement on the new government said Laval and Darlan in a meeting today decided on the constitution of a govern ment established on new founda Their next meeting for neces sary decisions was set for Thurs April 14 JPj The British government takes an ex ceedingly grave view of the re entry of Pierre Laval into the Vichy governments Brit ish sources said Informed diplomatic sources said they viewed his return as a tac tical defeat for the United Na tions diplomatic waged through the State Department in to win Vichy away from the Although a foreign office com mentator remained silent on there was strong belief among in formed sources that the United States and Britain would greet the reinstantement of Frances arch Nazi collaborator with a stricter policy toward it was Cen tral Charles de Gaulles Free French movement now may ex pect more help and greater recog nition both here and in the Unit ed which De Gaulle plainly sought in a recent Turn to Page 2 GUILT TRIAL To to Hold Investigation Broaden Its Scope April 14 Vichy government suspended the Riom trial today to allow an investiga tion which will broaden its scope at future proceedings to include political and military mistakes which led to war and defeat for than responsibility for defeat The recessed for Easter since April had been scheduled 1o reopen today but there had been indications that the sessions would not be at least for the time The projected broadened scope of the trial would fit Germanys political make its five erstwhile leaders of the French scapegoats not only for Frances defeat but also for having led her to war against Germany in the first A report published in the official journal said that the which had gone through 24 had tended to divide our public opin ion and threaten our externalse curity by compromising our inter nal Doubt that the Riom hearing ever would be resumed was ex pressed in Vichy even before the Easter recess started April Often the trial had been under way six Turn to Page 2 Astronomy Lesson Given by Deputy To 3 Lost Boys Three Adrian two 14 and one 16 years who heeded the call of the open road after school yesterday afternoon were back in their homes today after losing their way about live miles from They were ahead to the extent of one astronomy lesson taught by Deputy Shriff John Lowe and several egg sandwiches furnished by a kindly man at whose house they stopped to inquire their The sheriffs officers were in formed at 10 oclock that the boys had not returned home from At oclock the offi cers received a call saying that the three boys had appeared at the home of Nathaniel Haga one mile north of Sand When are officers the young travelers were gulping down egg On the way Deputy Lowe stopped long enough to point out to the boys where they could find the North Star and get their directions in case they ever again decided to take to the open Deputy Lowe doubted if they ACCTIONS April Household auction northeast or Fred auc See on Market April Public auction northwest at Al Linehan See on Market April Drake Auction See on Market JAPANESE PICTURE OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK This sent by radio from Moscow to New is described as having been made from a Japan ese plane during the December 7 attack on Pearl A column of white evidently from an rises near a long row of large warships on the far side of Ford which lies across center of A tiny image of a plane described as a sails above the It is visible just to the right of the column of Four other war ships lie close to Ford Island at left These were described by the Japanese as left to right Two United States one of which is smoking the described as lying on her side then a special aircraft carrier smoking from a hit claimed by the Smaller ships in narrow channel to left of island are described as Moun tains show in Japanese claimed rows of American planes were visible on of Picture passed by Russian and United States JAILEDJY Police Car Stolen Shot Fired at Jewish Social Center ANN April 14 Arbor police held a University of Michigan man and a coed in jail hoping that their stories would shed further light on the wave of mischief that saw a police car stolen and a mysterious shot fired through a window in the campus Jewish social center here last The Richard and Helen are charged at present with stealing a police car and driving it to where it was found when arrested at this morning told Rolland Gainsley that he had called the police car to a Jefferson Avenue apartment at 11 under an as sumed name asking for help with a when Officer John Wagner parked the vehicle to go in the Stofflet he and Miss Neuberg hopped in and roared away to using the Huron River Gainsley said officers remained at the apartment and arrested Stofflet when he returned two hours Stofflet and Miss Neuberg said they hitchhiked back from Ypsi IRAN BREAKS RELATIONS WITH THE JAPANESE April 14 Iran broke relations with Japan BritishRussianIranian pact of based on principles of the Atlantic was signed in Teheran January five months after cessation of hostilities launched with an invasion of that rich kingdom by Russian and Brit ish Iran Persia lies midway be tween North African battlegrounds and India and is a likely route for any attempted junction of Ger man and Japanese Her government is in the hands of 22 yearold Mohammed Shah who succeeded to the thorne up on the abdication of his Reza Shah September 19410 according to Still to be fully explained by Stofflet police is a gunshot wound in his The hand was bleeding when he was apprehended and he told the officers it hap pened in the hall while I was put ting my revolver The two students were detained in jail overnight and will be ques tioned today by Chief of Police Sherman Meanwhile the officers seeking an explanation for a shot from either a gun or a high powered air rifle that entered the campus Changes Are Asked In Trailer and Coin Machine Ordinances The city commission reappointed six members of various city boards whose terms have expired and ap pointed one new board member to fill a vacancy at its weekly meeting Hervey Peter Ulrich and Gertrude Kirkpatrick were reappointed to the Adrian park board for two year Alexander was reappointed to the library board for a two year Madge Millikin was reappointed to the Bixby hospital board for five years and Clara Eldredge was reappointed to the community rooms board for four The new board member is Mal colm Linehan who was appoint ed to the board of review to fill the unexpired term of Louis Kaiser who died Turn to Page 2 Morenci Air Cadet Injured in Crash Special to TJte Telegram April 14 a cadet in the Naval Air suffered severe head in juries in an airplane crash near the naval training base at Corpus Saturday afternoon according to word received by his and Arthur Ack At the present time Cadet Ackland is a patient in the Corpus Christi Cadet Ackland was a friend of Cadet Melvin Lieberman of Adrian who was killed hi a plane crash at Corpus Christi a week ago SAYS CEBU DEFENDERS Lee Says All Odds Were Favor of Invaders By CLARK LEE April 14 American Filipino defenders of Cebu apparently have fought stiffly against the Japanese landing on the island but they were never regard ed as having had a chance to make more than1 a few days All the odds favored the invaders of that Philippine CA War Department communique in Washington yesterday said the situation on the island remained Colonel Irvine Scudders men were virtually all native Cebuanos who undoubtedly have fought well to defend their homeland but they had equipment I spent two weeks on Cebu in late February and early in specting its defenses as Scudders About of the islands 000 populace had been called to service but probably no more than had mostly Springfield or Enfield Scudder had one 50 caliber a few of 30 caliber and no artillery or coastal Coastline Low Almost all of Cebus coastline is low and for landing no point is beyond range of naval guns on warships in the inland The Americans were manufactur ing their own grenades of a potato masher using explosives taken from mines scattered in Filipino fishermen brought ashore for a few pesos There were plenty of landing fields but no After a heavy bombing of the waterfront in January and occa sional warship shelling most of the inhabitants of Cebu the second largest in the had taken to the Life was mostly how with some stores and restaurants open except during the likely midday bombing Turn to Page 2 CARRIER BOY ASKS FOR HELP IN FINDING LOST DEFENSE STAMPS Richard 15 year old Tele gram is in worth to be One of the newspaper carrier boys who has been engaged in the nationwide effort to sell defense Richard Saturday lost 53 ten cent stamps somewhere along his He carries papers on Center and French Street and be lieves he lostthe stamps on Center Richard sold 1603 ten cent stamps to his subscribers without a hitch until Saturday catas If the stamps are found Richard requests that they be left for him at The Telegram office or that The telephone be notified by which the Japanese the inland sea and Advance Pledges of Reported By Workers at KickOff Dinner UNIONS COOPERATING The 1942 Community Fund drive is Toaay and for the next three days the fund workers will ask the people of Adrian to loos en their purse strings and stretch out their hands in support of the citys five welfare and character building At the kickoff opening the weeks at the Meth odist Church last night it was an nounced that predrive canvassing JAP ATTEMPT Ttt Germans Reported Expecting Allied Invasion Of Europe American Guns Smash Con centration of Jap Boats at Mariveles SHELL JAPANESE COLUMNS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 14 An has netted workers 135 solicitors who attended The the to swell that amount to by the end of the Judge Arthur key note speaker at the make con tributors realize the importance of a commuinty fund during war or in normal Always a Need There will always be old peo helpless no matter what the he The need for character building organ izations is never It should be a privilege to contribute a share in the continuance of these five He spoke highly of the good done by the organizations the Boy the Camp Fire The Associated the and the Salvation He also said that in 11 years on the bench he has had only one individ ual brought before him who had been a Boy Claude campaign di who has been organizing the plans for the drive for the last told the workers they had a tough job ahead that will re quire brain selling ability and The majors and hostesses at the dinner were George Park Milton Miss Vivian Allan Harve Davis and Arlie Donald Crane is host for the Camp Fire Russell president of the board of the community presided at the banquet and de scribed the general campaign set Also seated on platform were other members of the board and men who have headed pre Turn to Page 9 imminent Japanese attempt to storm Corregiddr by night from barges was indicated today in dis patches from the island In the last 25 hours Corregidors guns were reported officially to have sunk a mediumsized Japan ese vessel off the Bataan hit two Japanese tank and truck columns operating on the peninsu and smashed a concentration of Japanese small boats at the fishing village of Military observers saw in these reports indications that the Jap anese were massing for an probably just before dawn on the first night that rain blacks out the waters between Corregidor and the The rainy season starts within the next few Although the War Department communique late yesterday made no mention of the type of the Jap anese vessel sunk off Bataan or its exact it was considered possible the ship was a motor barge carrier attempting to get safely inside Manila Bay with ad ditional boats for a landing at In the assault the Japanese would be able to come from both the Bataan shore and the Cavite sliore of the Troop carrying barges would be given close sup port by military patrol craft arm ed with small Such pa trol have been re ported operating in the The assault force itself would consist of both infantry and light Typical Japanese tac tics would call for the boats to converge on the island after inten sive air or artillery bombardment or depending on weather General Wainwright reported last night that Corregidor was un der almost constant fire of Japan ese artillery on both the north and south shores of the bay and it was expected that the Japanese would intensify the bombardment by bringing heavy guns into position on Thus far in the war Japanese landings have been precision ma Motor barges in forma full speed at shut off their englneiln unisona short distance off drop stern anchors and ease the boats in un til they at about 50 yard Turn to Page 9 PICCONE ON WAY TO MARQUETTE PRISON April 14 nick who a fortnight aft er his release from killed three was on his way from Southern Michigan to Marquette Prison Piccone and 13 other all boarded a bus at the prison gates this The transfer group was in charge of Assistant Deputy Warden and State Police in another car served as an extra Piccones transfer to Marquette was according to Deputy Warden George who explained that it is customary to send men with bad re garded as habitual to the Upper Peninsula Under present all prisoners are sentenced to South ern Michigan and the di rector of corrections signs all transfers It will not be the first appear ance of Piccone at He served a part of a previous term and he also was in the Ionia Reformatory for a eventually returning to Southern Michigan Prison by transfer before his re lease last March 17 at the expira tion of his maximum sentence on a felonious assault April 14 caching London from neutral cap itals today indicated the German ligh command was resigned to an impending invasion of Europe by and afraid that the at tack would come at a place where it was not The wellpublicized visit of George Army Chief of and Harry adviser to President Roosevelt has given Berlin an advanced case of jitters which was being answered by statements of these re ports Report Decision Not to Ask Drastic New Tax Increases By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Administration was reported au thoritatively today to have decid ed against asking for drastic new tax increases as a means of com batting Attempts were under way to compose disagreements among high government officials over a broad program envisioning the freezing of profits and Secretary of the Treasury Hen ry was repre sented by hisxaides as believing the present tax program was that voluntary buy ing of war bonds could be stepped up to a year thus absorbing excess purchasing and that consumer merchandise should be He was understood to be oppos ed to most of the plans fathered by a group led by Price Administra tor Leon Henderson and Marriner chairman of the Federal Reserve who reportedly favor not only a much stiffer tax program but a simultaneous as sault on important inflationcy factors as This would mean freezing of nearly all wages and compulsory war bond pur profit and gen eral retail credit President Roosevelt has curtail ed his engagements to devote as much time as possible to the prob his solution of which may be outlined in a fireside chat within the next two Strong congressional opposition has developed against any new ef forts to boost taxes and Chairman George DGa of the Senate Fi nance Committee told reporters it was highly questionable wheth er Congress would be willing to go beyond the present Georges views were understood to be shared by Chairman Doughton DNC of the House Ways and Means Discussion of further tax in creases was reported to have de veloped out of a desire on the part of some government fiscal experts to take a bite out of the nations rising purchasing power in order to block an up surge in These experts had figured that corporations this year would earn more thanin that labor would receive an addi tional from the war boom and that farmers would take in an extra Unless this added spending pow er was they there would be no stopping the in flationary trend of bidding higher prices for To Be Questioned About Liquor Commission Operations April 14 ney George chief govern ment said he would call this morning Orrin chairman of the State Liquor Con trol Commission during the late Governor Frank Fitzgeralds second as a witness in the McKay mail fraud McNulty said he would question DeMass concerning operations of the whose former sec Fred is a de fendant in the mail fraud case along with the Republican Nation al Committeeman and nine The mail fraud counts are based on a liquor graft shake down Attorneys were to resume ar guments this while the jurors attend the opening baseball game of the season at Briggs Stad ium during a court concern ing the admissibility as evidence of telephone company records of long distance The records list the names of Ehr mann and A witness testified yesterday that a government attorney had been very abusive and very threatening when he questioned her prior to the first trial a year ago concerning books and records of McKay a Grand Rapids firm in which Mc Kay was was Miss Hazel former bookkeeper for the com Miss Johnson did not ap pear in the first which ended in a jury disagreement last but she was called earlier in the current proceedings to identify bookkeeping entries that appear ed in CrossExamined Albert assistant govern ment had just completed her direct Eugene chief defense took up the Garey asked whether govern ment in preliminary did not insist that she tell them the which they contend were made to screen a graft payoff by distilleries to Mc were made under McKays di Teton was very she It was ODonnell The Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm Demokraten reported a erman high command spokesman as saying We are expecting an invasion at any Let them try it We are The correspondent of the Geneva La reported there was open talk in Germany about possible British military action in western A similar report was heard over he Rome radio last night when the Italians said that Italy already was and that Canadian troops lad been assigned to spearhead the London sources how it was obvious that the Ital ians had no factual basis for the If the Axis is afraid that the talian peninsula offers a real Avenue for an allied it is likely that coastal defenses are be ing thrown up with the same des perate haste that has been noted along the coasts of Norway and Narvik Forbidden Zone Stockholm reports said the bleak Norwegian port of Narvik had been proclaimed a forbidden zone by the ermans as work was intensified on Fear was said to be growing hi Brest as the Nazi occupiers took more precautions daily against any apparently were doub ly anxious to prepare the best pos sible barriers to an invasion since their garrison strength must neces sarily become weaker as the de mands of the Russian campaign A source with dependable con tacts on the continent said the Germans recently called a meet ing of all district leaders in occu pied France and divided the coun try into defense Detail ed plans were made for measures to be taken in case of The extensive preparations indi cated a real fear on the part of the London observers While a selfassured note was con tained in the they said this probably was the result of whist ling in the dark combined with the hope that the reports would provoke some revealing from Allied The sum was that Germany now is suffering a severe war of such as she used so successfully against some of her enemies earlier in the expert opinion Henry a special assistant who kept the Attorney con ducted the first trial but the cur rent proceedings are being direct ed by Teton protested her use of the terms abusive and contending they represented her He demanded that she confine her testimony to ODonnells statements and Id like to tell what he Miss Johnson He told me he had enough on McKay to send him to the pen for 20 years and enough on Dembinsky to send him to the pen for two He told me I was in a very tough spot she ODonnell threatened to put me in jail accused me of He said you were lying Garey the witness Turn to 9 Hard Fighting Reported On Entire Burma Front NEW April 14 JP soldiers moving up the Irrawaddy River in Burma have oc cupied the village of Migyaungy 20 miles south of Magvve and 80 miles north of heavy the British announced The British communique said that hard fighting continued yes terday over the entire Burmese The enemy succeededin occupy ing the village of Migyaungye and is increasing pressure southwest of the communique Migyaungye is on the east bank of the Taungdwingyi is 90 miles north east of in the area between the Irrawaddy and Sittang River J The British reported their fliers bombed the Japanese column which was reported yesterday at Sin baungwe but they said no details were yet A town in the forward area was reported bombed Sunday afternoon by 12 Japanese the com muniquS It reported Brit ish defenses dispersed the raiders and brought down one aircraft in Vinson Drafts Bill to Control War Profits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April House naval committee called upon Secretary Knox for his labor views today as its Representa tive Vinson submitted new legislation to control war profits and restrict labor Vinson said the committee de sired to hear Knoxs opinions on the subject of general labor legis lation its possible effect on the war program before acting on a new version of the original Vinson Smith labor The bill drafted by Vinson as a substitute for one introduced earli er by him and Representative Smith DVa would limit profits on large war contracts to plus eight per cent of the cost of the It would not apply to contracts under nor would it affect individuals or organizations per forming technical or professiona The original bill proposed a six per cent profit limitation on Navy contracts over The Vinson was intended to of fer an incentive to small contract ors to convert to war It applies to all war Administration of the proposed legislation would be vested in the Treasury which would have authority to in com puting improper in construction Freezes Closed Shop While proposing to abolish all double pay for overtime Vin sons new bill would provide pay ment of time and onehalf for hours worked in excess of It would freeze the dosed shop as of last March 31 except as to newals of existing Turn to Page 9 April 14 United States and Australian air men in renewed attacks on Jap anese bases at New and Dutch at tacked shipping and shot down one Japanese probably shot down two others and definitely damaged a fourth an Aus tralian communique said A near miss was scored against one vessel at it while another ship was seen to be on fire after suffering a possible hit The raids occurred yesterday with shipping the target at Koe pang while antiaircraft batteries and airdromes were the objectives at JBoats Preying On Enemys Vital Supply Lines Re gardless of Peril ONLY 2 REPORTED LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ing on the enemys vital supply lines regardless of the such as the have accounted for approximately onefourth of all the 215 Japanese ships sunk or damaged by Ameri can action since the war Naval observers here were quick to note that the new commander inchief of the Pacific fleet Admiral Chester was an old pig boat and that the increase of submarine successes has been mounting since he sup planted Admiral Husband Kim The Japanese radio has been eloquent in implied tribute to Nimitzs ability as underseas The unofficial compilation of the toll takenby American submarines was made after the navy disclosed details of the Seawolf s highly suc cessful It showed that of 215 enemy vessels probably sunk or damaged submarines operating from the Indian ocean to the very Japanese coast have been credited with 12 probable sinking and 10 attacks which resulted in damage to the The Seawolf was credited with the largest number of successful attacks known to have been made by a single American undersea and naval authorities said that its achievement probably was unmatched in the records of undersea The Seawolfs cruise in the In dian ocean south of the Dutch Indies began late in February and continued throughout March and into early In that period of possibly 40 days or more the sub sank a Japanese light a destroyer and a large transport and damaged two light a large transport and an unidentified ship ships in Seawolf Attacked Moreover the attacks were pres sed home against strong enemy re Again and again the Seawolf was counterattacked by enemy destroyers using depth charges but it returned to its home base the navy The navy called the cruise one of the epics of submarine Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins April 14 JP United States seizure of French possessions was demanded in the House as a reply to plans of Vichy France for a new govern ment embracing Axis admirer Pierre Today a traitor received his thirty pieces of comment ed Poage who de scribed Laval as the enemy of all free Poage urged closer cooperation between the United States and the Free French includ ing the occupation of strategically located French April 14 At Reliable foreign diplomatic sources said today that Pierre Laval would assume Thursday a newlycreated post in Vichy to be known as chief of the NEW April 14 ff Thirteen Japanese flying boats have been destroyed or damaged in a smashing RAF attack on Ja pans new bases on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of the British reported One of the concentration of fly ing boats found in the harbor at Port Blair in the Andamans was left in a sinking two were set afire and the remainder were an air April U JP Fighting against huge a be leaguered force of AmericanFili pino troops was reported today to be holding the Japanese at bay on the SouthCentral Philippine Is land of Despite the weight of numbers and the crushing force of tanks and dive bombers supporting their the enemy had been unable to push their way in land from the coastal area which they seized with tendings at sev eral ports last April 14 3 A vast patent described as linking the General Electric Com pany in this country with Krupp interests in was pictur ed as a bottleneck today by John Henry special assistant to the Attorney He presented 124 exhibits from the Justice Department files before the Senate Patents Committee to support his charges that General Electric and its subsidiaries had entered into a patent pool ar rangement with the German inter ests involving cemented tungsten Lewin told is a metal hardening material vitalto the machinetool industry and pro duction of armor airplanes and many othei munitions of ;