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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 16, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm Showers Weather OB Pace Two APRIL 1942 1SKEPIJPBY1F British and Germans Fight Bit ter Battles in Air High Over France Nazi Control Of French Fleet Would Gravely Menace English Mediterranean Supply Lines 2 NAZI PLANES DOWNED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April and German fliers fought bitter air battles high over France today as the stillhitting on an aroundtheclock smash ed back in a daylight offensive after heavy attacks on the Ruhr last night Two Nazi planes were reported authoritatively as having been shot down hi the dogfights this morn The air ministry news service said three others were damaged by RAF fighters during the sweep in which bombbearing Hurricanes scored hits on railroad sidings and the dock area of None of the British Hurricane bombers or their Spitfire escort was hit during the the ser vice In one sky it a whig of Spitfires engaged 12 FW 109s at feet and probably By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April that Nazi Ger control of the increasing threat many may gain French fleet was regarded by naval authorities today as a grave men ace to Britains supply lines in the Mediterranean and thus a direct threat to the security of her armies in North Beyond this immediate these experts an outandout VichyBerlin coalition eventually would jeopardize AngloAmerican domination of the North Atlantic supply routes to England and Rus and a general realignment of destroyed two of the German The Spitfires were so how that their pilots could not see the end of their In stillhigher it the leader of the RAF fighter squadron drilled another FW109 which rolled over and went steep ly down with smoke pouring from The service also reported that a lone on shipping reconnais spotted a 200ton German torpedo boat in the Channel and dived on it from feet with cannon and machineguns It said the boat was damaged in the dive which the pilot kept up until his plane was almost touching the The night attack on the Ruhr was the second largescale pene tration of Germany in as many 4 Planes Missing Four planes were announed as missing from the night attacks which also included raids on at Le Havre and airdromes in the low Turn to Page 17 Final Report Dinner Will Be Held Friday Night At the half way point in the 1942 oneweek canvass for the Adrian Community Fund solicitors reported collected lest night and were redoubling their efforts to bring the total to by Fri A gigantic blackboard blocked off according to team majors and cap tains records the daily results of solicitation at the Methodist community if war emergencies Church where the campaign din SIUDYJP Committee Named to Report to Board in June Their reorganizational work fin Lenawee countys supervi sors today were clearing away all the remaining business prepara tory to closing their annual and brief April The session probably will be brought to an en this This morning Chairman Howard named a committee of fiv supervisors to investigate the a visability of establishing a healtl unit in the Heading th committee is Mayor Lundah of Other members ar Rollo Conlin of Franklin town John Calhoun of Raisi Zimmerman of MI dina township and Seager o Blissfield The committee is to report o its findings at the boards Jun Sanatorium Report as chairman of th boards county sanatorium com reported this morning tha the sanatorium has been operatih within its budget Since Octobe the expenses have been while receipts were he re Receipts included from the county appropriation which is half of that for the whol and from pay patients Willis Moore of Adrian townshi presented a resolution asking tha the county appropriate money t provide for the inspection of apiar ies in the The resolution he was formed by the Lena wee agricultural council It referred to the boards extension committee for Sheriff Roscoe Scott appear ed before the board and appealei for more cooperation in the se lection of deputies for the variou Previously he aske each supervisor to name a specia deputy in each township to servi in case of Believes Project Worth While Some of the supervisors havi named the deputies but others the sheriff He said he thought that the project was a worth while one and would serve to the best interests of the whole Allied naval strategy would have to be In making effective use of the French it would be imperative that the Axis have the enthusiastic support of their offi cers and and there was con siderable speculation here as to whether that could be counted on in all Some experts suggested that the French might have no more stom ach for fighting the battle than the Italians seem to have shown to authorities said there was no question that the Italian navy had made a con sistently poor showing in the Medi terranean largely because their hearts just arent in their despite the British vic tories at Taranto and Cape Mata pan and in various other lesser en the Italian forces hi the Mediterranean remain consid If Vichy capitulates com pletely there would be added to according to the best avail able unofficial estimates The five battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart assuming the latter las been doubtful all in various stages oi Laval Sees Petain Americans Warned to Leave Unoccu pied France ners are being About 80 work ers met at the church last night The leader for the results turned in after the first two days of gen eral solicitation was the Boy Scout Milton ported that his men collected pledges for Other team rer ports were Associated George Camp Fire Allan Gray Salvation Army 614 Pledges Made Each worker has been allotted ten prospect Only twofifths of these cards were reported on at last nights The total amount recorded for general solici tation was 644 pledges for Preliminary reports from six Adrian factories by captains in Del bert Nims industrial battalion showed already collected hi that Leon Pierce of the special gifts division announced a total of Park Rogers reported the to tal from clubs and organizations as Tobias has received pledges for from Adrian firms with main offices out of town George Little announced that the children of the public schools will contribute about The Adrian College faculty has report ed for the Final Report Friday Final reports will be at a dinner at the Methodist Church tomorrow Music by a string quartet was furnished during the dinner and the musicians were the Misses Thelma Ruth Weta Kathryn and Lois Harry Hungerfords Circle of the served the A large bouquet of nasturtiums on the speakers table was the presenta tion of the Girls Training The Milton Coleman gave the Russell president of the Community Fund was in charge of the and on behalf of the board he presented Claude the campaign di rector whose birthday anniversary is with a loving Glen McCaughey led community sing Ing and was accompanied at the claim tar Miss Arlie should arise The sheriff said that yesterday a state police detective was in Ad rian inquiring about nine different persons in the county who have been reported for subversive activ ities and Sheriff Scott said he would have been in a bet ter position to answer the ques tions had he been able to go to the special deputies for the investiga I think it is our duty to do all we can to protect our com the sheriff said in asking the supervisors to cooperate with him in the project Adelbert Adrian super visor acting as chairman of the building and grounds reported that there was no avail able office space to offer the Farm Security Yester day Jerry Mandigo and Charles representing the Farm Se curity requested that the county provide office space hi view of what the organiz ation is doing for Lenawees Yesterday John Adrian appeared before the board and asked that the county give a quitclaim deed for a narrow strip of land in the vicinity of the sanatorium in Mad ison township in order to clear the Years he said this land was deeded to the county for high way purposes but never was used as such but now acts as a cloud on the A resolution was pass ed authorizing the clerk to execute the Other business this morning and yesterday consisted of the routine reporting and approv ing of bills against the TRIAL IN RECESS April 16 Frank McKay mail fraud re trial was in recess today while at torneys continued their arguments over the Introduction of long dis tance telephone toll records through which the government seeks to link McKay and Fred defendant and former liquor commission with liquor graft shakedown District Judge Shackelford is hearing the argu ments in He has already ield that some the telephone company records were admissible and others not but he las not yet ruled on many of the J readiness to fight 2 Battleships Building Two battleships the Gascogne and Clemenceau Two uncompleted aircraft car the Painleve and Joffre Four heavy cruisers Eight light cruisers built and three building 52 destroyers and 20 build ing five others under construc tion are reported to have been taken over by the Germans many months 59 submarines built and 22 build Also under nominal Vichy con trol are the aircraft and the light Jeanne dAre and Emile at Martinique and It would be the job of the United States navy to see that those vessels did not leave the Caribbean and the chances of their passing into Axis LOSS OF FLEET FEARED April 16 ff Pierre newly returned to power from political came back today from Paris and conferred for nearly an hour with Marshal presumably on the make up of an altered French Reports reaching Bern indicat ed that the new cabinet lineup probably would not be made pub lic until once heirdesignate to Chief of State and strong advocate ofcooperation with Hit arrived shortly before noon after having spent his tune since Tuesday in the Germanoccupied former where he had con ferred with several of his fellow His large black limousine drew up before the government hotel amid a silent crowd of Frenchmen who had gathered throughout the Without pausing or turning his the swarthy Laval en tered the building accompanied by Fernand de French rep resentative in hands are As strategists here viewed the possible effects of joining French GermanItalian naval the principal considerations are these Turn to Page 8 Enemy Ammunition Dumpsjdjt and Blown Up April 16 The War Department reported to day that Corregidors guns scored lits on troop concentrations and Tuck columns on the Philippines Bataan and that enemy ammunition dumps were hit and blown Japanese casualties were believed to have been a state ment Fierce fighting continued onthe sland of more than 300 miles o the where the Japanese ast week landed an invasion force estimated at which was sup ported by dive bombers and Corregidor was raided five times the statement but he defenders antiaircraft artil ery forced the Japanese planes as n most other occasions to fly so high bombing was General the Philip ine reported that in he week since April 9 the fortress sland had been raided 65 but he War Department said that de pite the almost constant he damage to military installations lias been relatively and the morale of the troops is unim The fortress island also was shell d intermittently yesterday by ene my batteries on the north and outh shores of Manila Since the Japanese invasion Corregidor has had 206 air aid the statement Raids were actually more nu since on some occasions hen an alarm continued for a half ay four or five separate attacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Rela tions between the United States and Vichy France deterior ated rapidly with multiply ing signs of coming to a tragic As all American residents were urged to leave unoccupied France and congressmen expressed con cern that Hitler would acquire the French Vichys Gaston HenryHaye sought an ap pointment at the State Department Turn to Page 2 Being Say Stock holm Dispatches April 16 Stock holm dispatches in the London morning newspapers said that Hit ler again was sending out peace feelers to ook Dinner Meeting Is Planned to Select Officers Six new members of the board f directors of the Adrian Cham er of Commerce were elected yes erday at the conclusion of a month of balloting by mail by the 50 members of the The new directors are Harry mayor of eslie William Roy Walker and Nor an They will serve for term of two Six other lembers of the board who still ave a year to serve are Harold Richard Wil Dwight George Little and Henry Members who will retireat the inclusion of two years of service ire Henry Floyd Carpen Carl Howard Milton Nicolai and Rich rd A dinner meeting will be held onday night for the purpose of ecting officers and naming com mittees for the coming Both ew and retiring members will be resent are being rebuffed as as those made last spring before the German attack on the papers The peace bid was the Daily Mail by German fears of an Allied landing on the and by misgivings for the eastern front spring offensive un less the German rear is A Cologne banker who is a close friend of Franz von the German ambassador to was sent to Stockholm to contact British the Mail Dispatch adding that he at last has given up the mission as It appears that his main pur pose was an old one to persuade Britain that a secretlyadmiring Hitler is only too anxious to make peace with her so that he can deal with the common Euro pean He also let it be know that the Germans were concerned at the scope of the Japanese successes and feared that if they were not checked domination might be wrested from German hands by despised Asiatic Raid On Japs A Field Says Royce UNITED STATES ARMY Head quarters in April 16 UP as well as made bombs hit the Jap anese when the aerial task force of Brigadier General Ralph Royce smashed at the its leader related The raids obviously threw the Japanese into a terrific Royce You can imagine their bewilderment suddenly out of the appeared a big bunch of bombers which let loose every thing on They didnt know where the bombers came from and the radio used up all the ether for the whole of Sunday trying to find out where we were coming from and means for stopping Seated serenely in a hotel as though he just had returned from a weekend pleasure Royce told the story of the thrilling ex ploit and said the whole plan for it was drawn up by General Doug las MacArthur and his Royce called the raid a field day for two days something hi the nature of a He said he sent the heavy bomb ers toward Manila on They got one transport near he while another bombed Nichols Field with a stick of ex plosives which it had carried on an unsuccessful hunt for enemy cruis ers and destroyers near Sent to Bomb Ships The same General Royce said he sent medium bomb had 10 twinengined B25s and three fourmotored the island of Cebu to bomb trans ports and escort In the half returned to Cebu and the remainder went to the island of Again the next he transports off Cebu and Davao and installations ashore were bombed The only bomber Royce was one which was grounded for an engine It was smashed by the only direct hit by the enemy during the Planes Which Raided Japs In Philippines Used Secret Base In Islands SMASH JAP BASES It was on the second day that we experienced he went Then there was plenty of anti aircraft The raids were carried out at heights of down to Royce said he did not take actual part in the attacks themselves but maintained personal with them by courier The team work of his he left nothing be In between operations the gen eral piloted one bomber himself for five Push Move for Modified Ver sion of AntiStrike Bill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Re publican drive to break the con gressional log jam on labor legis lation started today with a move to obtain Senate Labor Committee approval of a modified version of the Smith antistrike bill passed several months ago by the Pressed by Senators Taft R Ohio and Ball the Senate campaign coincided with prospective action by the House Naval Affairs Committee on a measure by Vinson DGa to establish a 48hour week with regular pay in war freeze the status of open and clos ed limit union fees and curb war Taft and Ball told reporters that if they succeeded in obtaining com mittee approval of a moderate measure they have substituted for the more drastic Smith bill they would seek to bring it up in the Senate on when that body argues a motion to consider a plantseizure bill by Senator Con nally Thus they said they with some strong Democratic to pave the way for final congres sional action on a reasonable war labor Turn to Page 2 IN FAIR CONDITION April 16 XP Clyde Stout chairman of the state social welfare commis was reported at St Lawrence lospital today to have passed a and to be in fair con Ace Nazi General Reported Sent To Northern France April 16 re ported appointment of Field Mar shal Gerd von Runstedt to com mand German troops in northern France was accepted by some qual ified sources today as an indication that Hitler was doing his utmost to strengthen defenses against a possi ble BritishUnited States descent on the coast The Daily Mail said he was the best of the German and was leaving the Russian front im mediately for Observers said he might make up in leadership what his troops lack in An estimate that Nazi forces in northern France total 20 freely quoted by informed sources in the last few is regarded by some authorities as too They that the caliber of the is A Zurich dispatch to Exchange Telegraph said Berlin military cir cles had mentioned General Von Runstedt es a likely successor to Otto military ad ministrator of occupied Informed sources were uncertain whether Von Runstedt had taken command or was in Paris tempo rarily to reshuffle commanders and reanimate the troops of the west ern One view was that the 68year old crack field general had been sent to a quiet sector partly for rest after 10 months of vigorous cam paigning in but to a sector where his gifts as tactician can be exploited to the maximum in bol stering the German defense Thirteen American bombers smashed at Japanese bases and ship ping at Manila Batangas Cebu 3 and Davoa 4 in a flight from Australia to the Philippines broken it was announced It was a roundtrip for the Occupy Settlements Aban doned by Germans April 1 army units which knife through the first line of Nazi forb fications In the Bryansk secto southwest of Moscow have a vanced and occupied a dozen se tlements abandoned by the Ger dispatches said central front report relate that the Germans were increasin their reinforcement Late Bulletins April 16 Secretary Morgenthau said today the Treasury plans to ring every doorbell in the country once a in an effort to increase voluntary purchases of war savings He made the statement to the House Ways and Means Committee as he advocated a continuation of the voluntary savings then added quickly We dont intend to paint houses yellow or put them behind barbed wire if they dont buy these April 16 Martin of House1 Republican intro duced a bill today to enable men in the armed services to vote by absentee in the November congressional and state elections and also la primaries to pick the Estimating that more than men will be In the fighting forces by Martin said men ought not to be de prived of their opportunity to stantly for sparring attacltsaga the Red It cited 18 minor counterattack by the 263rd German Th 53rd division was said to have trie all and six reserve bat talions which recently th 63rd were said to have been badl Thawing of snowbanks has un covered the bodies of Germans killed in whiter addin to the horrible aspects of the fron the dispatch Red army already credit ed with breaking the first Germar lines in the Bryansk hav repulsed reservebolstered counter attacks and captured another forti fied point on the central th Russians announced The exact site of the battle wa not In the course of the day and night the Germans lost more than 500 officers and men tin information bureau The midday communique re ported that there were no sig nificant changes at the front overnight Front line dispatches said guerril las hampered the movement o Nazi reinforcements to the Bryansl where Germanys division reputedly are directed by Marsha Walther von Be fore Hitler assumed supreme com mand last 19 Von Brausch itsch was the Nazi commander in Turn to Page 17 Japanese Pour New Troops Into Burma Battle April 16 IP The Japanese are reported pouring five and a half fresh divisions into the Burma campaign and two o these divisions already are landing at where 40 transports have been sighted by British RAF a Chinese military spokes man said Earlier estimates have placet the strength of the Japanese forces already engaged in Burma at about three The reinforcements would make the total eight and a half divisions perhaps The spokesman disclosed that the position of the Chinese forces bat tling desperately against the Jap anese below Mandalay had been made still more difficult by the British retreat on the Irrawaddy River sector to the west danger ously exposing the Chinese right Another new danger appeared yesterday on the Chinese left when it became according to a Chinese that a Japan ese drive from Thailand into the Shan states of northern Burma had assumed the proportions of a major This apparently aimed at cutting railway between Man dalay and threatens the po sition of the main Chinese forces still holding thenground some 200 miles to the above Led Air Attack Thirteen bombers led per sonally by Ralph Royc above made smashing attacks o Japanese bases hi the Philippines i was The planes oper ated from Believe Voluntary War Bone Buying Will Be Adequate April 16 savings as a means o raising new revenue and helpin combat inflation was reported to day to have been discarded by th administration in the belief tha voluntary purchases of war bond would be adequate for the govern ments great borrowing Wellinformed sources said tha President Roosevelt had sided with lecretary of the Treasury Morgen thau rather than with Leon Hen price am other officials who had advocated breed savings and an increase hi the pending tax pro gram to discourage rising living Turn to Page 12 Salvage Officials Just a Bit Dizzy With Paper Pickup The enthusiasm and willingness f Adrian residents to save waste iaper had officials of the Simplex aper Corporation and members f the city salvage committee dizzy Instead of following the precinct ollection schedule announced last veek Adrian residents all over the ity have been placing their filled artons of waste paper at the curb or The paper company as received numerous telephone alls requesting paper Were picking up paper cartons ccording to Palm chairman of the salvage com said but it is simply mpossible to cover the entire city ti a If folks would just ob erve the schedule as announced verythtog would go Of were mighty glad that ev ryone is sufficiently interested to ave paper and want it the third Friday in le paper will be picked up the ninth precinct Next Mon ay the paper will be picked up in seventh precinct and next ednesday the trucks will cover le llth precinct Thats the chedule the salvage committee Jid paper company officials hope drian residents will Disclose That Raiders Ferried 44 Passengers on Return Trip to Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED States Army Headquar ters in April Ralph volunteer lead er ofthe bomber squadron which delivered the United States first long distance smash in the Philip disclosed today that the raid ers used a base hidden in the is protected by fighter and had provisioned it for future Twelve planes of the 13 which for two days wrought destruction and dismay among the enemy at the start of the week ferried 44 passengers on their return trip to crewmen from a Fortress bomber lost on the for ray and 34 Army men and civilians from Corregidor and other island Most of the evacuees were air indicating that the Americans still have fighting planes in the as Royce they have a surplus of men to fly The advance base may figure prominently in future for the assaults of last Sunday and Monday were acclaimed here as only a sample of heavier blows still to be delivered in an effort to turn the tide of battle in the southwest Tide of War Turning Australias Prime Minis ter John declared today that the Royce exploit showed that the tide of war was turning against He added that it was but the first drive into the heart of Japanese positions and hi tune would be followed by the opera tions of vast air One hundred ten tons bombs werevdropped on in Da JVIindanao ani Luzon in the two perilfraught days the iomber force Inits ing the list of successes were the sinking of four transports and hits on four including one robablysunkl The and Monday opera ions in Philippines cost the raiding force no casualties and no except for loss of the B17 Tortress craft and many a hole in one of its two mates and one of the ten B25 medium One not a member of our party was killed in action connect ed with our flight Royce A ellow named Burns jumped in a fighter when he heard the Jap anese and started to take He ot off the runway but the plane burned It was a takeoff acci dent The Japanese had noth ing to do with Run Out of Medals i So extraordinary was the conduct of the bomber force that the Mac Arthur command hadnt enough medals to go In the semigloom of a huge hangar Major General Rush commanding American airmen under George the allied air service commander for the southwest Pa conferred Distinguished Serv ce Crosses on Lieut CoL John Hubert Davies of Piedmont and Captain Frank Bos a native of Main and alum ms of the University of Bostrom was not present for the Lincoln first pinned a Distin guished Flying Cross on Royces hirt and a few seconds dis overing his took it back conferred the Royces ap was at a jaunty angle and he vas While the honors were bestowed n Davies and Bostrom at the same they will not actually eceive their medals until a new upply Three cabinet officers struck the ote that the havoc dealt the Japa ese in the great as it counted even more as a prom se for the future of a mighty coun eroffensive borne on American Army Minister Francis Forde devastating air raids by the Americans are some indica on of what may be expected from he gallant American airmen in the great offensive against the Jap ese Air Minister Arthur Drake United with her mown capacity for mass produc on can be confidently expected to upply in the future great num ers of modern aircraft The asting given the Philippines is a assical example of the United tales inherent offensive spirit Turn Page 8 FUGITIVE ARRESTED EAST April 16 ene of Grand as arrested by state police on US 6 west of here last night as I ugitive from the Boys Vocationa Police said he was driving stolen ;