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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM JCoolei Westber Detail no Twol APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Sinus Complications Prove Fatal After Two Week Illness FUNERAL IS SET MONDAY John assistant prosecuting attorney and son of Representative and Earl C died last night about oclock in the University Hos pital at Ann Arbor after a two week illness with a sinus infection and He was 35 years The sinus conditions developed after a severe cold and Mich ener was taken to St Josephs Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor April 5 where an operation was per He was moved to Univer sity Hospital April 10 where a sec ond operation was performed in an effort to check the spread of in fection but his condition steadily became more critical although a very slight improvement and a drop in temperature was reported yes Representative MIcnener arrivec in Ann Arbor from Washington last Friday and was able to talk briefly with his son before he passed into a Earl C Michener ar rived Saturday from Elizabeth a whose husband is Captain Charles Quick of the came by plane from the west coast last Sat John Michener was in VOLUNTEER FIREMEN GET STRENUOUS TRAINING John Michener Ann Arbor with her husband al most continuously from the time his condition became The members of the family were at the John Michener residence at U108 Michigan Avenue A Natural Leader Always interested and active in civic work and a leader when there was a job to be Michener was serving his sec ond term as assistant He was named assistant by Prose cutor Lawrence Hammond and began his first term in Those close to the countys politi cal picture were confident that Michener would seek the Republi can nomination for prosecuting at torney next In party leaders have been looking forward to the day when the Michener father and Earl for Congress and John for prose would make the county bal lot still more attractive to voters and give it added Still other party taking the long range saw John com pleting four years as prosecuting attorney and then following in his fathers footsteps as a Republican candidate for Congress from the Second District In spite of the political career unconsciously had been built around John and for him by his friends and through his close association with his he never was politically He was a well known member of the Young Republican organization but most of his work and most of his inter ests were concerned with civic pro gress and civic Attended Law School Born January in Adrian he made this city his home his en tire His early life was spent in the family home at 340 South Main Street He graduated from Adrian high school and in 1927 and 1928 attended the Citizens Military Training Camp at Battle Creek where he won highest honors at the In 1934 he graduated from the law school of the University of Michigan and was admitted to the practice of law in October of that entering his fathers law of fice in the Adrian State Savings Bank member of the Sons of the American served a number of terms as historian of the state In 1937 he was pres ident of the University of Michigan Alumni of Adrian and the same year also was chairman of the Community Fund The Len awee Bounty Bar Association elect fd him as its president in The Junior Chamber of Com merce in 1940 recognized him as the communitys outstanding young citizen and presented him with a distinguished service medal for his valuable community The medal was presented by Fox of Adrian Fox was lavish in his praise of Micheners work as a member of the Salvation Army board of di his interest in the Com munity his interest and lead ership in the city zoning movement and his public service as assistant to Page I Anyone who thinks that handling a two and one half inch fire hose is just as easy as sprinkling the gar den should ask these auxiliary firemen about it They were part of the Tuesday night squad which received a strenuous workout in the process of learning how to lay The group in the foreground is composed of Perry Ackley and Burdette Lewis while handling the other lead of hose behind them are Clifford Carl Leffelhart and John Down at the other end of Water Street beside the pumper truck barely visible in the an other part of the crew is learning how to manipulate the hydrant andpumper end of the With each of the crews of volunteer firemen who reported for this practice this Chief Jack Hawley conducted time tests to see how long it took them to get two large streams of water going onto an imaginary After two hours of this practice the volunteers begin to find out that maybe there is a trick or two in the gentle art of Effort Being Made to Move Metal Off Farms old copper tubing in the barn may become part of a shell that will blow up a Japanese cruis Your scrap rubber can be re claimed for use in a jeep thats the case Donald chairman of WPB is pleading be fore the farmers of the and of Lenawee Theres lots of old scrap metal around farm in attics and and not only is it use but it is vital to the success of the war effort Foundries have shut down in some parts of the country because of the inability to get sufficient supplies of pig or The county salvage headed by Richard is swinging into action to ery of usable scrap metaljjpn iarms this Today7and tomorrow letters describing the need by the United States for the metal and methods of salvaging it are being mailed to farmers in the Inclosed in the letter is a addressed card that is to be filled out and placed in the It states whether the farm er is willing to sell or give his met what materials he has on hand and whether a truck is needed to move Farmers are urged to return the cards whether they have scrap metal or not We want as com plete a report of salvaging mater ials in the county as Goff The letter Whether you dispose of your scrap through the government to a or by oth r arrangement does not The important thing is to get it moving Provision is being made to pick up metals and rubber ay trucks and farmers will be not ified when this will be The message from Nelson said in part Our country is at Final victory depends on how fast we can give our fighting men the weapons and machines to de the Today the mills mak ing steel for ships and tanks as well as for new farm machinery are hungry for iron and steel The plants producing guns and shells need more brass and other One hundred pounds of steel scrap will produce 86 steel fight ing House Passes Bill To Permit Women To Enlist in Navy April 17 Sailor girls even feminine marines appeared a distinct wartime pos sibility today after House passage of a bill which would permit un limited voluntary enlistment of women in the for shore duty The measure moved to the Sen ate where informed members said the chance of passage was The House gave its approval un animously yesterday after only a few minutes The Senate now has on its cal endar a Houseapproved bill to es tablish a Womans Army Auxiliary limited to volunteers between the ages of 21 and Sen ator Hill DAla of the military affairs committee said the womens army bill would be called up as soon as labor legislation is disposed possibly The navy bill sets no limits on thVnumber of feminine and Maas RMuin estimated their ranks might reach if the Navy was expanded to 000 Twenty would be the minimum enlistment MAL Campaign Will End With To nights Dinner The red bullet depicting the pro gress of the Adrian Community Fund drive in front of the city hall moved more than half way toward its goal of The lat est figure recorded was Leaders in the campaign hoped that at the final dinner at the Methodist Church tonight majors and captains of the various teams would report enough pledges to score a direct hit on the The last of the general solicitation should be reported in as well as most of the industrial battalion re the large gift and a few more contributions by town organizations and stores with out of town Music at the dinner will be pro vided through Paul Rainier of the high Russell president of the and Claude campaign will comment on the results of the Daley will present an award to the team that reports the greatest amount of money Crowd of Persons Expected Calling Lenawee For Patriotic Rally Next Week American county to citizens awaken their dangers and to instill a sense of enthusiasm and participation in this global the eight Ameri can Legion Posts of the county will lold a mass patriotic rally at the Civic Auditorium Thursday night at 8 war analyst and military commentator for the Detroit News and radio station will be the principal speak His subject will be Danger Spots in Accommoda tions will be made to seat from to persons in the Civic Auditorium and a public address system will be installed to carry the program to the auditorium of Downs Adrian in the event of an overflow Colors To Be Massed The doors will be and at 8 oclock massed olors of the eight Legion Posts of lie county will be brought to the stage with an honorary guard of Michigan State Troops as an es cort The Adrian high school band will furnish From until 8 oclock com munity singing of patriotic songs will be held under the direction of John and Tom Mimeo jraphed copies ofthe words will e distributed to the The glee club of Siena Heights College will also be heard in several se Mr Marshall will be introduced by the John Ross of Clin Marshalls talk is expect ed to point out the dangers of com placency on the part of the public in its attitude toward the As a student of military and the author of a recent book on the development of the blitzkrieg school of Marshall is expected to attract a large audi To Give Invocation The invocation wUl be given by the John pas tor of the Adrian Methodist and the Leo Healy will give the Hal Ward of Adrian county com mander of the is acting as general manager of the He is being assisted by Harold Bohs of vice county comman The program committee Is composed of Arthur Elmir Walter Kindschy of Ad William Sage of Tecumseh and Vance Ogden of Har old Foote is in charge of The program will be presented without admission charge and the general public is War veterans of other organizations and their auxiliaries are particu invited Jo County to Pay Half of Cost of Maintaining Offices Lenawee countys board of su pervisors closed its annual April session yesterday afternoon at the court house after voting to the Red Cross and clearing away other remaining items of The board will meet again in the session being called for June The for the Red Cross was appropriated by a unanimous vote and was the answer to an appeal made by Roy represent ing the Red McPhail asked that the county help the city in defraying expenses of the new Red Cross building in He estimated as the annual ex Two other voted down Amotion for a appropriation to provide inspection of apiaries hi the coun ty was voted down 24 to An other motion for to pay of fice rent for the Federal Farm Se curity Administration was defeat ed by a 17 to 11 Salaries of four county employees were raised ten per This was done on the recommendation of the salaries which report ed it was necessary In order for the county to retain some of its more experienced Those get ting raises were Dolores deputy county clerk and book keeper Eva bookkeeper in the treasurers Alice Wheel clerk of chattel and Sam The raises will cost the county for the remainder of the A delegation of three supervisors was named by Chairman Howard to attend the meeting of the Michigan Council of Defense April 22 at East The three are Eugene Ryan of Rollin Mayor Lundahl of Adrian and John Robertson of Ogden DIES OF WOUNDS April 17 Law rence died today of selfinflicted bullet accord ing to Coroner Frank of Lucas Relatives said he had spent a sleepless night last night and a struggle to complete a scientific paper in kidney diseases he was to have presented before the American Federation of Clin ical Research in Minneapolis Tues Coroner Kreft returned a verdict of suicide resulting from emotional PORT MORESBY RAIDED April 17 Five Japanese escorted by five raided Alliedheld Port New this a report from that ad base It estimated 50 bombs were causing neither damage nor United Nations fighters engaged the Late Bulletins Unoccupied April 17 States Am bassador Admiral William Leahy received instructions today to return to the United States for consultation with the government and is expected to leave within two or three April JF A British submarine has and sunk a large Italian transport from a convoy in Mediterran the admiralty announced to The House Naval Committee re fused by a nine to nine vote today to suspend action for a month on legislation to limit war profits and regulate labor in BRITISH KEEP UP CEASELESSATTACKS ON German Bombers Strike Back Savagely at South Coast English Town 11 RAF PLANES ARE LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April weather unleashed wave upon wave of RAF planes today for their vir tually ceaseless offensive against the Germandominated and Nazi bombers struck back sav agely at a south coast town which they said was A great force swept northern France and returned across the preceded by the angry sound of German antiaircraft barrages on the occupied mainland Spitfires blanketed a great area as they continued the shuttles of de struction across the waters at DOO The first wave was fol lowed inland over France by a sec ond The German high command said 11 British planes were destroyed over the channel and English south coast yesterday in violent The Germans said supply installa tions were attacked with good re sults at Southhampton with high explosive and incendiary Early this morning enemy planes dropped bombs also at a west coun try town and roared away before ground guns could come into ac The two waves of RAF raiders were followed in the afternoon by a strong mixed force of bombers fighters who headed southeast over the sea from Deal in the af Scores of aircraft were visible to watchers who soon heard German antiaircraft fire greeting the Targets of Bombers The Nazi submarine base at Lori ent and the docks at Le Havre were the targets of the night and enemy airfields in Holland and northern France of the night fight the air ministry Two bombers were it but the Germans also lost a bomber which was Intercepted in the attack on one of their The numbers in the morning raids indicated that the sweeps were as large as yesterdays assault by more than 400 British planes and the drone of highflying squad rons included the deep roar of heavy Althoughthe swept out too high to be they heard passing overhead for almost 15 very explosions began rolling backfrom acroiis the Some of the reverberationswere strong enough to rattle doors and win dows on this Within 10 minutes after the main force had crossed to the French side in the direction of some of the RAF fighters were roaring back at less than A British report that suddenly changing weather halted RAF at tacks on Germany last night indi cated the night operations were on a smaller scale than the recent heavy air The weather over the Dover Strait today was fine with visibility of more than three Unreported for Over Week On Bataan April 17 The War Department announced today that more than trops and civilians including 16 had been unreported for more than a week on Bataan Peninsula and were presumably in the hands of the This figure included approxi mately combat about sick and a number of supply and other noncombatant troops and some a communique No reports of casualties in the last few days of fighting have been the communique but it was believed likely that los ses were heavy on both There were 68 army nurses on and all of them were evacuated to Corregidor Island on April along with a relatively small number of the communi April 17 naval forces have sunk a erman transport in the Barents the fourth this week hi that arm of the Arctic Ocean above North the Soviet communi quS announced Land fighting upon the central and Leningrad fronts drew special After a report that more than Germans were annihilated in 48 hours of fighting on the Lenin grad front the Soviet information bureau said booty captured in cludes a number of machineguns and trench a large num ber pf rifles and automatic rifles and a considerable quantity of am April 17 Capture of 34 machineguns was noted in an engagement on the central front in which the bureau said the bodies of about 200 enemy dead left on the Would Subject Labor Unions To AntiTrust Prosecution By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April A move to subject labor unions to prosecution under the antitrust law and to prevent them from forcing employers to hire unnec essary workers was laid before Congress today in the midst of a controversy over war profits and overtime The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the new pro posal as Chairman Vinson DGa of the Naval Affairs Committee called for a showdown ona meas ure setting a percentage limita tion on restricting union and suspending the 40 hour The measure to bring labor un ions under jurisdiction of the anti trust law was offered by Monroney Unlike the profitslabor legislation pending before the Naval it was designed to extend beyond the war as permanent On the Senate a subcom mittee drafted legislation giving the government veto power over wage and salary increases and re stricting the extension of dosed shop The a modified version of a bill by Senator Ball KMinn will be referred to the full labor committee on Monday if ap placed immediately before the Chairman Thomas DUtah said committee members felt they should offer a more constructive bill than one by Senator Connally DTex which provides for gov ernment seizure of strikebound plants and which also is due to come up ON PANAY Americans Make Stand for Last Important Island Point Still In Hands April 17 AmericanFilipino troops were re ported today to be fighting off an attack on Panay Island city and last important Philippines point still in American War Department communique late yesterday said Japanese troops landing from eight transports were engaged by AmericanFili pino forces defending Iloilo and the main Panay The Japanese were estimated to number about They came ashore undar cover of naval gunfire and air It was considered likely that the Japanese were depending on des troyers for naval support in the The IloUo river is too shallow for vessels drawing more than 15 The War Department communi qu6 gave no details of the fight It was not disclosed whether Panay was the site of the air base used by the American bombing force which attacked Japanese Manila installations in a flight from The War Department reported that Japanese air attacks on Cor regidor were American guns shelled Japanese batteries on Bataan and resulting in a noticeable decrease in enemy artil lery fire during the past thirty the communiqug PAIR BELIEVED SHOT IN TUSSLE FOR GUN April 17 the ory that Louis and his were shot while struggling for possession of a rifle was advanced today by Sheriff Harvey Sheriff Capron said he made this deduction from the fact that pow der burns were found on the cloth ing of both The rifle lay on the floor near Handleys Handley was found dead yester day in his cottage at Wolf Lake after shot twice near the had driven to the farm home of Anton Orban for Coroner Meads said that a cash register had been dead about six hours when Officers planned to question Handley when her condition per Physicians at Foote Hos pital said she had a chance for re The revised Ball measure vides for settlement of labor dis putes by the present conciliation service and War Labor Board plus a threemember arbitration com mission to be appointed by the President Would Ban Salary Increases It would authorize the commis sion to forbid any salary increases above a a provision which subcommittee Chairman DAla said was designed to pre vent corporations from holding down corporate income or excess profits taxes by boosting the sal aries of top Turn to Page 9 OF BUJA BATTLE Rich West Burma Oil Field at Yenangyaung Is Destroyed By British CHINESE FLANK MENACED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW April Brit ish sacrificed the rich west Burma oil field at Yenangyaung today to keep it out of the hands of the Japanese who unleashed the fierc est onslaught of the Burma cam paign in a new effort to crack the center of the allied line and split the Chinese fifth and sixth armies from the Fighting a still stubborn holding action while the destruction by torch and dynamite was completed at the badly out numbered Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry fell back the north of gateway to the oil a communique an The war bulletin added that otherBritish forces still were hold ing their positions in the Taungd wingyi area of the Pegu Yoma midway between the Brit ish Irrawaddy front and the Chi nese Sittang River front to the Despite the determined effort to hold the allied front the Japanese advance up the Irrawaddy already was exposing dangerously the west flank of the southernmost Chinese positions near 30 miles north of The Chinese front also was men aced from the east where a Jap anese offensive was reported aimed intiftheShan States from the bulge of Observers In London openly re garded this offensive as a serious threat to allied communications in the particularly the Manda layLashio rail link that was in corporated into the northern Bur ma supply route to China from In dia when the old Burma Road was cut off north of The destruction of the west Bur ma oil a source of supply for was announced in a com which said Owing to severe enemy pres sure on our right flank our forces there have withdrawn north of Oil fields at Yenangyaung have been EARLYJFFENSIVE Things Moving In Right Direc He Says April 17 Secretary Stimson said today that so far as the army is concerned we are getting pretty near to the stage of being ready for an offen however difficult it may In a review of American mili tary progress since Pearl given in general terms at his press Stimson said Things are beginning to move and to move in the right direct I am now more than ever con vinced that we are going to get on the offensive and to do so at the earliest practicable he He that pre parations for offensive warfare in a conflict which involved the en tire globe was a long and difficult Sugar Sales to Be Limited to Pound Per Week Per Person April 17 Sugar sales will be limited to a half tn pound a week per during the first two months of government the OPA disclosed yes Decisions as to future allowances will depend largely upon the supply officials leaving the entire program flexible and subject to prompt alteration by the office of price When plans to ration sugar were announced OPA said the weekly allowance probably would e 12 Since increasing shortages of supplies forced a re duction to eight Each of four stamps in the 28stamp ration book to be is sued each citizen will be good for a two week period and each will permit purchase of one pound of After these four stamps have been OPA ormay alter the size of the weekly ration and the period of time covered by each itwas OPA declared that persons possessing more than two pounds of sugar at tune of registration would be penalized as while persons possessing more than six pounds would be permitted to register but would be denied ration books until their hoard is Individuals possessing more than two but not exceeding will have one stamp for each pound torn from their ration books at the tune of Since these restrictions apply to a family of for could possess eight pounds without pen No retail sales of sugar will be permitted during the week begin ning April preliminary to the consumer registration between May 4 and May Officials said actual rationing would begin some time during the registration period but that the exact date had not been set Whole sale deliveries to or deli veries from refiners to industrial users will not be affected by the preration freeze at the retail VICHY CLEARS WAY BY LAVAL1 Darlan Becomes Commander InChief of Sea and Air Forces THE GOVERNMENT RESIGNS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 17 The Vichy government cleared the way for assumption of power by Pierre Laval by substituting its mass res ignation today of Chief of State and at the old marshalls request the retiring vice Admiral became comman der in chief of sea and air The communique made a point of identifying Darlan as political heirdesignate of the old marshal and spoke of the gravity of the countrys present Disclosure of the composition of the new cabinet was expected this with Laval in direct au thority over several Laval was expected also to mark his resumption of power at Vichy with a speech setting forth his po sition on Vichys relations with the United States and Before Laval was ousted from the early Vichy government he was both vice premier and Pe tains It seemed now that regardless of the capacity hi which Laval returns tothe gov ernment Darlan will remain next in line to Petain as chief of It from todays devel that he had long since been designated as Petains suc perhaps since December when Laval was Darlans letter of resignation to Monsieur le also struck the note of gravity in the Vichy In the grave circumstances through which we are it I esteem it my in or der to permit you to make deci sions which you will judge best for the national to ask you please to accept my resignation as minister vice president of minister of national de secretary of state for for eign affairs and navy and interim secretary of state for Thanking you respectfully for the confidence which you were pleased to place in me Iask Monsieur le to have the kindness to accept with the urg of my entire the homage of my deepest The old en masse a session in which the 85yearold Marshal Petain thank ed Darlan and the as a communique for the devoted help which they had given him in the grave circumstances through which the country is pass The communiqug was issued aft er a halfhour final session of the presided over by Petain at Payillion his official res Reports in London said the meeting was Petains farewell as presiding officer of the Vichy cab inet Although it had been pre sumed that he would remain as a figurehead in the government even though actual power went to Pier re the arch the advices through London wera that as the new would replace After todays cabinet the Pare where the govern ment has became the cen ter of the Laval presenting Petain with the last names of des ignated members of the new gov Says Hes In Complete Charge In Southwest Pacific April 17 Secretary Stimson said today that General Douglas MacArthur was in complete charge of the strategic direction of the United Nations war effort in southwest Pacific and the practical coordination of the campaign in that area to de feat the Japanese The War Secretary told his press conference that General MacAr thurs authority had been fully agreed to by the Australians and the Dutch and the agreement em bodied in directive signed April Stimson said he was frankly sur prised at statements credited to MacArthurs spokesman in Austra lia that MacArthurs authority had not been fully He termed a tempest in a tea pot what he described as a flurry resulting from the From the very when the President authorized General MacArthurs transfer from the Philippines to there had never been a moments question that he would have the overall strategic command in that Stimson The Australians and the Dutch lave been warmly cooperative iom the but there have been details to work he Stimson said General MacArthur lad the same type of command as exercised previously by Britains Sir Archibald Wavell in the south west Pacific and had the same gen eral powers in the area as granted n another area in 1918 to Marshal Stimson said whether New Zea and included in MacArthurs command military ;