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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Walter Detail m Pace Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 BY SIATE City Must Take Steps to Clear Up Pollution In River Raisin COOPERATION IS PLANNED April 21 city officials yesterday received from the state stream control com mission instructions to make a doublejointed attack on municipal pollution of the River The city was told to conduct within 90 days a survey to deter mine how much industrial waste could be eliminated from the mu nicipal sewage disposal de clared to be substantially over It was also instructed to install chlorination devices immediately to eliminate bacterial pollution which reportedly has brought complaints from Blissfield A commis sion engineer said such devices might cost City Adalbert Ved der and LeVern city disposal plant con ceded at a hearing here yesterday that the plant was and that it was bypassing to gallons of raw sewage daily without Plant Overtaxed Secretary Milton Adams told the commission the plant was in tended to handle gallons but was called on to treat gallons or more Vedder said city officials were attempting to have Adrian declared a defense which would place It in line for federal assistance in meeting the sewage Adams said commission tests of the river at Blissfield showed a bacteriological contamination oi to parts per compared with a public health recommended maximum of parts for untreated He said the Blissfield water treat ment plant was heavily burdened by contamination from Youll have trouble as long as you permit any industry or busi ness establishment to dump any thing it wants into your Adams Your plant su perintendent knows that he cant handle many of the wastes he the value and purpose of your plant is ruined and your city makes itself liable for any injury which occurs Most cities imit by statute what can go into xhe and thus protect them Most Have Chlorination Asserting the citys plant very definitely must have state health de partment sanitary added the cheapest way for the city to treat sewage is to keep all that it can out of the Much of your appear to be clear water irom airconditioning units and from some plus other discharges which could be cut out of your disposal plant and lighten the load on it Vedder said the city had made a sincere to halt its pollu tion and considered it had done as much or more than most of its River Raisin Between the time an extension to the pres ent plant was designed and the time it was placed in he the requirements of the city and industry grew so much that the plant was overloaded from the To Adams declaration that the city was violating a former com mission order limiting its oxygen depleting wastes of 20 parts per Snedeker replied that the commission tests had been made while the plant was experiencing mechanical the superintendent the annual average for that factor 20 although he conceded we have our ups and Later he said his figures did not Include the raw sewage which was bypassed around the Commissioner Vedder said today that the city will as far as possible carry out the stream control com missions He said that a personal survey of the factories will be made and the cooperation of factory heads will be asked in keeping all unnecessary waste out of the sewers connected to the disposal Many of the citys difficulties can be traced to the fact that a large number of storm sewers also cany sanitary he Only the storm sewers which were constructed during the last several years are strictly storm water sewers which empty into the river without going through the disposal The others conduct storm water and sanitary sewage alike into the An attempt will be made to pur chase a chlorinating device for the disposal Vedder but it is possible that such devices are unobtainable under present con When the state commis sion originally set up the specifica tions for the citys disposal nothing was mentioned about chlorination of the effluent This process is a new order which was issued at the suggestion of the state health Vedder said that he in tends to install a large pipe at the plant which he hopes will speed up the treatment process LEAHY DEAD UNOCCUPIED April 21 William wife of the United States Ambas sador to died here She underwent a major operation last PLANE JAPS SAY BOMBED TOKYO A broadcast of an announcement by the Japanese imperial headquarters claimed that the planes par ticipating in the April 18 bombing of Tokyo and three other cities were 10 bombers of the B25 type like the one This picture of a B25 in flight was released by the I FORCE POISED AI NAZIS Units Ferried to Operating Bases In Britain April 21 United States aeria units of a striking force which will fly side by side with the RAF are already being ferried to British operational reliable sources reported to Weeks ago Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt said the Yanks were Last Saturday General George Mar army chief of re affirmed the American decision to join in Britains offensive against German bases in London air observers say they expect to see the white and blue insignia of army bomb ing planes in the sky any day Nearly all aviation correspon dents of British newspapers have been speculating on their imminent The first were expected to be heavy planes capable of fly ing the Atlantic and going into service quickly after mechanical tuneups and establishment of base most of which have been provided readymade by the Brit To follow will be medium bomb ers and possibly which some commentators have long regarded as a need of the British air The RAF now has some on order in the United The shorterranged craft must be sent by ship and will take longer to Soon at airdromes all over Brit ain there will be gathered the force of planes that will make this coun try the worlds greatest air said the London Daily To augment the already power ful bomber striking force of the RAF will come hundreds of United States medium bombers and divebombers by American air It is expected that the planes will be completely served by Amer ican whose proficiency particularly impresses the DRAFT LEAVE Lenawee county men Will leave by train tonight at oclock for Detroit where they be inducted into the Army The large draft the probably the only call for and the month of will report at the Armory at and the remainder of the time until the train leaves will give the draftees the opportun ity to reach the Wabash depot No will be furnished by Lhe draft board and the men have jeen advised to make their own After spending the night at a Detroit the con ingent is to appear at the induc tion station early in the Fourteen high school superinten dents from throughout Lenawee county wet with the county ration ing board yesterday afternoon at the court house to receive instruc tions and supplies for the sugar trade registration next week Tues day and The registration next week is to De purely for industries and other institutions such as restaurants and church or lodge The sugar registration for consumers is to be May 6 and Next weeks registration is to be landled by the various school su perintendents and those registering lfdo so at the school The rationing board said that the piaces of registrations and full de tails would be announced later this FURIOUS BATTLE RAGING AROUND YENANGYAUNG April 21 XP A furious battle is raging around in the centre of Bur mas ruined oil as British tanks and infantry and a Chinese rifle regiment seek to annihilate isolated Japanese a military commentator said The situation was described as confused by the He said he lacked confirmation of yes terdays Chungking announce ment that Yenanguyaung had been captured by Chinese The Japanese forces cut off in that area are part of a force which entered the oil fields after the Brit ish demolished them last These infantrymen infiltrated into the area from the southeast and cut off the British rear guard south of the oil Now these British troops have been united with British tank forc es and Chinese from the north and seek to smash the If they are the com mentator said they will consider ably relieve the situation in west ern The remainder of the front was reported A small frame house owned by Albert Hass and located a mile west and a mile south of Adrian was completely destroyed by a fire which started at 4 oclock yesterday Sparks from the chim ney were thought to have started the Occupants of the house heard a crackling sound and went out of the house to find flames shooting from the The rural truck of the Adrian fire department was called but the building was beyond saving when the truck and Hass were able to save only a small amount of their There were no other nearby buildings which were endangered by the The building was CAPTAIN MISSING April 21 Richard commander of the aircraft which was sunk April 9 in the Bay of Bengal by Japanese was officially reported today to be missing and presumed He was a classmate of King George VI at the Osborne Naval College at the outset of his naval 14 Lenawee Men Hope to Train for Commissions The first group of 14 Lenawee county men who have applied for volunteer officer training leading to commissions as 2nd Lieutenants in the Army took their physical ex aminations at Bixby hospital this The volunteer officer training instituted by the Army to supply some of the new officers required for the ex panding is directed particu larly to men in Class If ac they will undergo a training period of from six to nine at the end of that time they will be commissioned they and if they fail they may return to their original draft Men who pass the local examina tion will be listed with state selec tive service headquarters at Lan They will take Army physical aiiil then be notified to report at qualification Passing these preliminary qualification they will again return home and leave with regular quotas of inducted men for the Army induction After they enter the Army as private soldiers they willbe sent to the officer training The Lenawee county draft board has not been notified of the time or place where the volunteer officers will be but the order for physical examinations was received The men who took the examina tion were Harry Lester Harrison Homer Leo Web Alton Edgar Norman Clifford Donald Norman Claude Mohr and Thomas Edward all of Bernard Collins of Ann LaVern George Engel ol Jackson and Robert Winder of Combat Flier of German Arm Fled From Canadian Concentration Camp COMPANION IS CAPTURED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 21 Federal warm on the trail of a Nazi flier who escaped from a Canadian concentration held a Ger manborn cafe proprietor and woman today as alleged accesorie while pursuing their hunt for th The FBI seized Max 49 yearold naturalized ani a woman of German ac cusing both of unlawfully conceal ing and harboring 21yearold Lieu tenant Peter combat flier o the German John chief of the De troit office of the said the twi had assisted Krug after he reachec here on his flight from the con centration camp at Bowmaaville Ont Bugas did not disclose th womans identity but said she was the wife of a war plant Wined and dined at a party in Stephans restaurant Saturday Krug was sent on Ms way with money and directions from thi cafe operator Sunday morning Bugas The FBI believes he i trying to reach Mexico and thence make his way back to The young flier and a fellow pris Lieutenant Erich 28 escaped from the Canadian camp Thursday night The next da Bohle was captured while trying to cross the border at Niagara Fall but Krug succeeded in eluding Upon arraignment yesterday Stephan stood mute and a plea o innocent was entered for Un able to furnish bond of he was locked up for examination April Bugas said he would ask internment of the woman as a dan erous enemy The FBI officer said that Stephan related in detail a story of giving food and money and arrang ng his transportation out of De roit as well as taking him on a sightseeing trip around the city Saturday night Bugas said that after cross ing the Detroit River from On in a stolen rowboat with boards for had gone to the womans He rememberec ler address from parcels she hat sehtTto theprisdn The Bugas noUfiec and the latter made the subsequent Stephans cafe formerly was named the German Restaurant The word German has been ainted residents of the neigh rorhood saying this was done about he tune of the United States dec aration of war on The GermanAmerican Bund helc regular meetings at the Bugas Late Bulletins AGED MASON DEAD April 21 Fred oldest member of the Howell Masonic died today after a long Hehad been a 32nd degree Mason since He was the oldest member in point of service of the Moslem Temple which he joined 52 years HOLD SECRET SESSION April 21 House of Lords met in secret ses sion today for a discussion of the progress of battleship construction and replacement in the Royal Bill to Provide for Service Mens Dependents Is Up Before Congress April 21 Legislation sponsored by the War Department to provide for depend ents of enlisted men in the army and navy was introduced in Con gress calling for pay ments by the men themselves and sy the government The measure would provide a month for a wife and addi tional for each child 535 for one or for Dependents are divided into two A and In class are wives and children in class B brothers and sisters of the men in The men would be required to contribute from their pay a month if they have dependents in one class and if they have de pendents in both classes if they de ared to take advantage of the leg In addition to these he dependents would receive al owances from the government on his monthly scale wife with 510 additional for each child one child and no wife with more for each additional child di vorced wife who has been awarded alimony one parent two parents each brother and sister Additional payments by the Fed eral Security Administration would be authorized in any cases where it was found these allowances were insufficient for actual living The bill would affect all enlisted men in the army from the lowest grade of private up to and indud ing the lowest grade of sergeant and menof equivalent rank in the navy and The measure was drafted by the War Department and approved by the budget It was intro duced in the Senate by Senators Johnson DColo and Lee D Okla and in the House by Ed miston Other legislation broadening the law preventing foreclosure of mort gages on homes of selectees was introduced by Chairman George DGa of the Senate Finance Com Under his draftees called into service after Oct who in curred obligations on their homes after that date but before their would be protected from The present said affords protection only to men who had Incurred the obliga tions prior to Oct By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New air raid alarms kept Cen ral and Western containing vita naval ports and indus rial under prolonged alerts this Axis sources re even while Japanese broadcasts continued to minimize the effects of Saturdays atacks at tributed to American The Japanese themselves said nothing of the stating in stead that the cabinet received re ports from its ministers that Jap anese life had been affected only to a small degree by the Saturday raids and that postal service was quickly April 21 New Jersey head of the Federal Bureau of Investiga said today the FBI celebrated Adolph Hitlers birthday with the largest statewide raid since Pearl arresting a score of enemy questioning more than 100 persons and seizing much More than 150 agents and local police struck at 62 places last Conroy Of those detained as 11 were sent to Ellis Island and oth ers were held pending action to be advised by the United States At torney April Forty eight crewmen 21 reached shore safely after their medium sized cargo ship of Panamanian registry was hit by two torpedoes from an Axis submarine off the Atlantic coast early on the morn ing of April the Fifth Naval District announced One man whose name was not available was reported Fourteen of the crew were land ed at Morehead and the other 34 survivors were brought ashore at another east coast the Navy NEW April 21 United States Navy today took ov er the Long Island City plants of the Brewster Aeronautical Com pany because no finished planes were being said Capt George Westervelti Navy as he assumed active com mand over The company plants in New York New Jersey and Pennsyl Senator Harry Byrd D charged in Washington that operation of one Island City plant wasonly 40 per cent of ca Heavy Enemy Attacks Force Panay Defenders To Retire April 21 Heavy enemy attacks have force the AmericanFilipino defenders t withdraw from two positions in th province of Antique on the wes coast of the Island of th War Department reported today The heavy bombardment of th island forts in Manila Bay by 24 millimeter guns on both shores o the bay lessened late yesterday the communique and tl damage inflicted was not great In dive bomber attacks on For near and For close to the Cavite shon most of the bombs dropped harm lessly in the and no damag or casualties were reported o either Thomas Urges Voluntary Sta bilization of Wages On Equitable Basis WOULD PEG WAGE LEVEL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 21 Ex mansion of labors nostrike agree ment in to embrac a flexible ceiling on wages wa proposed today by Chairman Thomas DUtah of the Senat Jabor who often expresse Administration said he thought a voluntary stabilization of wages on an equitable basi would do much toward quieting lie current congressional wrang over the 40hour week and ov ertime The committee chairman tol reporters he believed a plan coult e worked out to peg wages gen erally at present with ad ustmehts provided for lowpay groups or He sug ested that a general board then could review war industry wages about every eight and or der increases to compensate for any advance in living President Roosevelt has let i e known that he will discuss th whole problem of the cost of living n to to be ollowed by a radio talk on the subject next Monday Turn to Page 9 AIRFOlfli ipeeds Efforts to Reach Goal of Men April 21 rhe Army air speeding ef orts to reach their goal of KK began a drive today to en roll college students in a new en isted reserve for future Members of the enlisted reserve vould be permitted to continue heir college they would be called into active duty as aviation More than 150 institutions in cluding Wayne the Uni versity of Michigan and Michigan te chosen as fo al points for the enlistment and the cooperation of educators vas Lieutenant General Henry army air said in telegrams to the schools that a uccessful prosecution of this war temands the creation of an air orce second to none on This in he re juires the eventual enlistment as an aviation cadet of every young man who can qualify for service ith the Army air This need is so number of those fitted for this ex acting duty so with ut hesitation the air forces are asking the cooperation of every ducator in the United All students enlisted in the re the War Department ex will be subject to call to ctive duty at any The re erve also is open to high school rraduates desiring to enter college or one Emblems similar to the familiar ir force windandpropellor in gnia will identify the college re Recruiting is scheduled to start n or about April Colonel Mor on commanding of cer at Selfridge will be in large of enlistment in Michigan and HELD IN KILLING April 21 18 earold Mexican reenacted for olice last night the robbery of a oop merchant without knowing his victim had died of injuries suffered when he was knocked to the pave ment during the Acting Captain Louis Capparelli said Ralph Elias had confessed the obbery and killing of John Den whose body was found in an alley Elias and six other persons were arrested in connection another Without telling the youth Denvir was Capparelli took him to the scene where he re nacted the Capparelli said formerly of os was released from ail two days before the killing after having served U months on charge of tampering with an The captain said he onfessed between 50 and 100 rob eries since Terse War Department commu tuques yesterday told of a thun derous daylong bombardment nine inch shells after the firs waves of dive bomber attacks a tempted since the fall of Big 240 millimeter guns wen into action on opposite sides of th beleaguered fortress as the aeri attacks spent The artillery cross comin from Bataan and cause some casualties and some dam the War Department said i a late afternoon report A forenoo report said American guns return ed the silencing at least thre enemy batteries and breaking u three truck and troop concentra tions in American ant aircraft batteries on the island h a Japanese bomber during the aer ial Army officers said the artillerj pounding undoubtedly was the mos severe thus far aimed at the fort which controls the entranc to Manila The communiqu said Corregidor was severely while nearby forts Hughe and Drum also drew considerabl Sharp fighting was reported t the south on the island of Panay where counterattacks by Ameri canFilipino troops halted invadin Japanese near Furthe landings by enemy forces were re ported in the vicinity of San Jose No Material Change in Posi tions Made By EDDT GILMOItE April 21 With the front a morass of mu and the big armies on Rus sias western front continued their occasionally fierce but essentiallj local operations today without an material change of Most significant factor in th general situation was the Russian reported statement of a German a Major Bittner of the 900th transport who pointe out that an AmericanBritish threat is hanging over the Ger man high command in the wes and that hopes are not brigh among German officers for a big spring This captive was said to have Dome out previous Russian asser tions that Hitlers projected spring drive is now a projected summe encirclet German troopshave not been ral lowed to have a day of rest h Eugene director of the International Institute of Eco nomics and declared in Pravda that the main force of the German army no longer is youth ul but reservists over 30 with an assertion that is borne out by the prisoners whom for eign correspondents have Cavalry activity and raiding parties from both sides were re On the front beyond Kali northwest of Red army mounted troops attacked a ong road important to the Ger mans for serving their front line and captured two villages astrad dle the Turn to Page 9 TROOPS AMID IN DESERT WARFARE DESERT TRAINING Somewhere in April 21 never believe seeing them scooting around city streets m military police But those Dantamweight peeps are combat speedy and more maneu in rough country than al most any motorized vehicle except are used to rush heavily armed infantry to strategic Low and they can be hid en in a dip in the They speed through gullies and over or around obstructions that would tall a reconnaissance car or troop In a simulated attack directed by George vho bossed American tanks in France in peeps flowed irough and over this rough desert ountry like And they were Imost as hard to among the sagebrush and Peeps arent the only mobile equipment being tested in this new ank corps training attons outfit comprises medium and light tanks of the type the ritish praised for ire power and general superiority in Libya reconnaissance troop carriers and selfpropelled ncluding the new heavy tank de Pattons rapidly expanding utfit is here to learn and perfect esert warfare under exact ng It has quare range 180 miles ong and 90 which to oper There are few so roops travel by or navi gate by night by the On vernight soldiers eat canned heated over desert toves made of small cans filled rith gravel and drenched with They sleep in slit two eet designed to protect them rom being crushed should enemy tanks pass LAVAL CALLS FRENCH Tells People Peace In Europa Depends On German French Friendship DENOUNCES THE BRITISH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April last night mid new stirrings of unrest and Nazi orders for the execution of 30 more proAxis Pierre Laval branded Frances 1939 declaration of war a crime and told the French people that the condition for peace hi Europe lay in friendship between France and In his first broadcast as chief of Laval placed blame for Frances predicament upon the old Republican declaring that he had no responsibility whatever in the misfortune which has befallen Pleads for Support He appealed to Frenchmen to support his new government with the assertion that their choice now lay between rapprochement with Germany or seeing our civilization Referring to the AngloSaxon Laval In the past have never agreed to accept any foreign which explains why Washington is provoked and England is against me and my Laval bitterly denounced Amet can and British interference in French No threat can keep me from seeking reconciliation with Ger because it is a policy in spired solely by the paramount Trench Laval While casting his government on a clearly defined course of collaboration with Laval for another radio proc to be directed specifical y to America in the next few lis definition of policy and his attitude toward Americas war with Japan and the Axis powers of said that a German defeat on the Russian front would i tide of Bolshevism engulfing with the sanction of Great and imposing Communism on France as well as the rest of the continent After recalling the meeting he arranged between Chief of State Marshal Henri Philippe Petata and Idolf Hitler at at which he policy of collaboration was Laval asserted Since since the war has been extended to all continents and taken on new The gigantic battles which lermany is waging against Bol hevism not only extended the war but have revealed its Do you believe that the f they were the would lalt at our frontier Cites British Attacks My thoughts go to those amons you who have suffered the attacks of our former ally all he more fierce against our terri ories because she is incapable of rotecting her After having led us into after having abandoned us in bat she tried to destroy our fleet she killed our sailors and starved ur Today her airplanes are n French skies after deserting s in a moment of danger they the British would complete the estruction of our homes which the attles have left Reaching an understanding with Laval was like an bsession with Laval spoke just after his new abinet had held its first meeting under the chairmanship of it was announced of ficially that German uthorities at Rouen had ordered he execution of 30 French host ges for the bombing of a German roop train April 16 in which a large number of German soldiers ere 300 MEN BATTLE FIRE IN FOREST April 21 Approximately 300 men battled a icious fire in the big East Fork ection of Pisgah National Forest ast night Their previous efforts to keep ie flames within a blocked and raked area were opposed by rising winds that soon carried the fire long a 15mile Crews were rapidly summoned jom industrial Brevard Col ege and WPA Volunteers were enrolled on the streets and urried to the approximately 12 miles from The fire raced through the 3ierry Cove and Bear Pen sections o the scenic Pink Beds where lousands of tourists go each year o see the colorful rhododendron and Much of the Pink Beds ection had burned last night and District Ranger Fortin doubt d possibility of saving the rest of ie Although an estimated 000 acres had burned build ngs and dwellings apparently were Bear and deer probably ortin but he believed small ame died in great Smalled fires were scattered in lis section and smoke enshrouded Cinders fell on the AUCTIONS April Furniture 506 inter Fred Greenwauld e on Market April Auction sale east ot uuly See oa Market j ;