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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm IWeathn Uetall uo Paxr Tool APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 AnActiveFaith In Our Democracy Urged At Rally Says America Can Win In 2 Years If We Buckle Down to Task A man whose printed words and radio voice have made him familiar to citizens of Adrian and Lenawee TECHHIN DEFENSE AREA Highlights Of Marshall Talk America is still If the American people could arise from their lethargy and di rect their full energies to the it might be possible to put the ki county as a cold and detached anbosh on Germany and Japan in two alyst of military appered in person last night as a sincere and patriotic American calling upon his fellow citizens to realize their tremendous responsibilities in win ning the war and to renew their active faith in Democracy as the only means of preserving our way of life against the tanned skinned seam squirrels of Japan and the buzzards of He was Marshall mili tary commentator for the Detroit News and station who was the principal speaker at the pa triotic rally arranged at the Adrian armory by the Lenawee county American The intensity of Marshalls talk had a visible effect on the audience of 800 Composed largely of persons who will not be able to be in the military forces the assembly heard a compelling appeal to take an active interest in the political and civilian as pects of the to produce leaders throughout exery town and com to demand wholehearted and vigorous support of war poli cies among their government of ficials and to do their part in re newing the faith in Democracy which is an heritage and birth Must Awake to Realities a vigorous man who left high school in El to join the Army dur ing the World War at the age of spoke again and again of the need for Americans to awake to the realities of the We are trying to fight a war without getting he The vast majority of Americans do not grasp the concept of total There is no sense of a personal stake in the if we are we will go down to depths from which we will never There are two classes of Ameri cans who are no good to he The first class is those who think come whatm God will bless and there is nothing that they personally should do about The second the one which is more in are those who think that It is too late for us to recover our faith and put our strength in the field against our The price of victory will be terrific and the job will be but if we recover out faith we will fight through to and in doing we will regain the spirit which will make a lasting This na tion is composed of peoples who have come from every corner of the We can make a new brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God if we so Marshall made only brief reference to the actual military situation at the present but he expressed the belief that Rus sia will withstand the German ar mies throughout the fighting this summer and will continue to hold tip until Nazidom is wiped from the face of the He express ed confidence in the ability of the Russian armies to remain in being until another American Expedi tionary Force invades western Eu Turn to Page 3 Democracy is either a fighting faith or it is nothing on We must begin to act hard and get over the crackpot liberalism which makes spineless men and women of our We are trying to fight a war without getting The price of victory will be ter rific and the job will be tremend but if we recover our faith we will fight through to and in doing we will regain the spirit which will make a lasting The American people just now are beginning to march ahead and keep ahead of the people in gov If we in the mass sit back and wait for for someone to Priorities Assistance Availabl for Houses Costing Up to show us the there is no We must give Democracy is in man not in someone up above to give us OFFICIAL MAKES SURVE The AdrianTecumseh war pro duction area has been designate by the War Production Board as defense housing area and as such i entitled to priorities assistance i building according to telegram received yesterday by A executive secretary o the Adrian Chamber of Commerce The defense housing designatior opens the way to the constructior of new houses to accommodate de fense workers in the AdrianTe cumseh and only the ap proval of President con sidered only a formality once th approval of the WPB is obtained remains to complete the negotia ions which have been under waj for several Effective April 23 The Presidents approval shoult only be a matter of a few days according to a letter from th and the designation will be effective as of April According to the designation means that residential construction within a radius of twi niles of Adrian and Tecumseh wil and that restriction are in effect for the countr las a whole will be cast mak ing it possible to build houses cost This is Detroits war and Adrians Have we got a fighting United States Not by a sight We havent got one We know this is the land of the Lets make it the home 01 the AI RALLY To Be Pressed Regardless of Presidents Message By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April mands for a showdown on the 40 hour week and wartime restric tions on labor activities persisted in Congress today with strong like lihood they would be pressed re gardless of how President Roose velt deals with the subject in his message next With widelyvaried proposals for labor legislation pending on a halfdozen different belief strengthened on Capitol Hill that the Chief in his drive the mounting cost of liv would Lay down a general war la bor but oppose changes in statutes outlining labors rights with the argument that industrial harmony and maximum production Sentimental Comradeship Pre vails With Singing of Old Songs Last night Adrian had its first mass meeting of the second world war and the rally of earnest Ameri cans was just one more expression of the difference between a democ racy and a dictator There was of no automatic shouts of The flag was greeted with pride and reverence but not with the hys teria of a crowd assembled under the And there was a spirit of fun and comradeship in the No one was forced to and some came late if they There was a touch of sentiment as the crowd sang together the songs of 25 years But they were all there for a a purpose that sprang Erom sincere belief in our way of They turned out in large numbers last night to show their love of For the most part the audience was made up of men and women who will fight the war on the home while their brothers and husbands man the guns on the They heard inspiring words from Marshall on the part they have to play in this Most came early to assure them selves of a good and so they wouldnt miss any of the As the crowd the Adrian high school band played from a circle formation on the front lawn of the The watchers gave their hearty approval of the dex terity of the trim majorettes as they twirled their Symbolic of the wartorn cities of Europe and the Pacific were the aerial bombs discharged during the half hour preceding the A single airplane flew over the armory as one of the bombs was Turn to Page 6 could be achieved best through Take steps to prevent blan ket wage by is suing a directive order to the War Labor leave open the possibility of individual pay boosts and those made necessary by any further rise in living Stand firmly against suspen sion of the 40hour main taining it is not now limiting work hours in war industries and that elimination of the time and one half pay after 40 hours would ne cessitate widespread upward ad justment of regular Turn to Page 2 ing up to The AdrianTecumseh area wil be under the direct supervision o the Cleveland office of the Office of Emergency Divi sion of Defense Housing Coordina Says Houses Needed The Adrian Chamber of Com merces own survey of housing needs put the number of new hous es required in the city at a modest but of the Na tional Resources Planning Board who visited the city saic that the area actually needed a least new He did not that it would be possible to build this who did not explain the purpose of his toured the city yesterday with Mayor Harry and investigated resi dential building sewerage anc drainage schools and oth er municipal The view is held supported by the conclusions of the govern ment that the housing situation in Adrian has become more acute during the last four as new defense contracts are reaching Two means of financing the new construction are open to defense Funds may be obtained from private sources or government funds may be Details have not been clarified concerning the next but with the WPB continuing action may be expected at Billings April 24 strong Eorce of Royal Air Force bombers heavily attacked the Baltic port of Rostock last night and left widespread fires burning and ap parently much the air ministry announced The Germans had been reported sending streams of war supplies from Rostock to the RussianFin nish Four of our aircraft are miss the ministry The attack was heavy and quite authorities British observers were quick to ink he thrust with the mass as sault March 28 on Luebeck ike is a vital base in Ger manys war transportation Rostock lies between Luebeck and another major Baltic supply port which has been a target of the RAF offensive aimed at doing all possible to aid Soviet Rus Turn to Page 9 Sugar Retailers and Wholesalers To Register Tuesday and Wednesday Plans were practically complet ed today for the sugar rationing registration Tuesday and Wednes day when an estimated 600 re in stitutional and club users will re gister and make applications in Lenawee county for the purchase of The registration will be carried on at 15 high schools throughout the county with the school super intendents in The super intendents probably will delegate teachers to assist The high schools will be open for the re gistration from 9 oclock in the morning until 5 jn the evening each Registration blanks already are in the hands of the school super intendents and the county ration ing board has advised those who must register next week to get the blanks and fill them out as much as possible before they If unable to fill out the the applicant should write out his fig ures on a separate sheet of paper and bring it with him for a regis tration official to assist The rationing board pointed out that it was important to present all the necessary information or else there will be long delays at the registration Ordinary sugar consumers will not register until May and Plans for this registration are not yet Those who are to register next week include re t a i 1 e r industrial and institutions such as hos church or lodge boarding houses and res In the applicants will list the amount of sugar used last year in the May and A certain percentage of which has not yet been de SHIP BOMBED Preston Associated Press war who took this picture in the Mediterranean of the bombed and burning freighter from which he was rescued February wrote that the ship was a popping inferno which at times showered fragments on the destroyer which rescued the British merchant ship was left blazing by Nazi prosecutor and Officers to Enforce Law Governing Minors Under 17 From this day children under the age of 17 years will not e allowed to enter or frequent any place in Lenawee county that ells beer or any other intoxicat ng This was the rule laid down yes erday afternoon by Prosecutor Lawrence Hammond to Lenawee aw enforcement officers as he in a hitherto unenforced state aw in an effort to combat the growing number of delinquencies among If a proprietor wants a restau let him have a he prosecutor but if hes oing to sell beer hell have to eep the minors Hammond said that it was common but bad practice for hildren to enter beer halls to sip oft drinks while in the company f older persons who are drinking eer or He cited instances here this proved to be a strong ontributing factor in delinquency There isnt a place in this county vhere beer is sold that this new uUng will not the prose ufor Attending yesterday fternoons meeting to hear the rosecutor were Sheriff Roscoe Commissioner Germond nd Corporal Austin ofthe Jlissfield state police The law prohibiting minors from requenting beer halls has been on he statute books for a number f years but never has been enfor Hammond said that encefonvard it would be rigidly nforced and operators of beer halls rho violate it will be he offense constitutes a misde The law specifies that no minor hild under 17 years nor any child ho is attending a private r parochial school may frequent uch The in tales No minor child under 17 yeais f nor any minor who is a tudent in any private or arochial school in the State of shall be permitted to re ain in any barroom or ther place where any spirituous r intoxicating or any wine r or any liquor or quors containing any spirituous r intoxicated beer or malt quor is given away or furn hed for a Any keeper or lanager of any such place who hall permit such minor child or linor student to remain in such and any person who shall en ourage or induce in any way such linor child or minor student to nter such place or to remain herein shall be deemed guilty of a British Forced to Retrea Under Threat of En circlement April 24 withdrawal from than 150 miles south of Mandalay under heavy pressure from Jap anese land and air forced British troops under threat of en circlement to retire from Taung 40 miles farther north a military commentator sail The British pulled out of thei positions most t straighten the sagging Allied line he Japanese reinforced by rested troops and usini planes and were reportet throwing all their strength into th Burma battlefield in an effort ti break through to Mandalay befon heavy rains Chinese troops under American Joseph Stilwell and British both whom have fought for weeks with out relief and were battling all along the Burma front from the Shan states near the Siamese bor der westward to the Yenangyuang sector on the Irrawaddy to hold the Japanese Normally there are about seven inches of rain in May in most of Burma but from June to Septem ber the rainfall varies from 18 to 21 Japanese communication by roac with ports to the south may be clogged with mud from the 75 inch es of rain in the Rangoon area from June to ML BE EXPANDED Adrian air raid war took steps today to expand the air raid warden system into a coun ty Kuney has written to the various presidents and mayors of Lenawee villages and cities and has asked each of them to appoint chief wardens in their respective Once the wardens have been appointed Kuney has asked them to commu nicate with him concerning a course of Our city air raid now is fairly well or we If no figures are avail able for May and June of last the month of March of this year is to be Turn to Page 3 i believe it is time to expand our organization on a county The smaller communities now can be organized and the various deputy wardens can be named as soon as Report Finns Bolstering Nazi Kalinin Lines April 24 M3 Red Star said today Russian forces had captured The Golden a menacing German stronghold in the but there were reports that some Finns had moved south to bolster Nazi divisions on the Kalinin The Golden not specific ally located in the was said to have been taken after four days of sharp The Germans lost 300 several big 50 ma chineguns and dozens of trench said Red the Russian army The Germans were said to have routed the Russians once from freshly captured positions before finally With the main sectors of the Ger manRussian front still fighting flared spasmodically in the deep south and the where the battlefields were respectively dry and still Russian advices said the Red army broke through a sector of the Finnish front before Leningrad last week and knifed through the Fin nish lines in Karelia this There has been nothing here since to indicate a lessening of the Soviet Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins 8 De layed XP Japanese bombers heavily raided temporary capital of Burma killing or wounding 100 persons and damag ing civilian The attack was confined to civilian NEW April 24 The driving northward in eastern are launching new attacks in the Taanggyi area south east of a communique from British army headquarters in Burma reported Air Raider Of Japan Loses Its Way And Lands In Russia Crew Interned Beaverbrook Urges Creation Of Second Front Against Nazis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW April ere ation by Great Britain of a vas second front against Germany in Western Europe while Russia still holds the Nazis in the East is urg ed by Lord Beaverbrook in the be lief Russia may settle the war for us in The British leaselend coordina tor in Washington declared last night that by holding the Ger mans in check possibly even by de feating the Russians may be the means of bringing the whole Axis structure Addressing the American News paper Publishers Association Bu Says Present One Working Out Extremely Well April 24 President Roosevelt declared today that the war production program working out extremely well and hinted that another might be piled on top of the which ivrs called fantastic last In his annual message to Con gress on January the President set forth a schedule calling for a production in 1942 and 1943 of 000 antiaircraft guns and tons of commercial The intimation that these tre mendous goals might be expanded to assure a united nations victory came when he was asked at a press conference whether he thought steel plants now being built or ex janded would raise capacity suf iiciently to all he he couldnt say that because there might be anoth er program by the time the expan sions and new plants are complet The Chief Executive expressed a personal view that there still was oo great civilian use of but iat War Production Board of ficials had taken a contrary posi He said that this is being checked on Turn to Page 9 Civilian Life Restricted Further April 24 JP five new restrictions on civilian ife have been ordered by the gov ernment in gradual move to vard a war footing for the whole The latest orders curtail local and long distance truck estrict the installation of new reduce the amount of lastic used in corsets and orbid the manufacture of fishing ackle and fix prices on pot ery and many cotton products uch as owels and A summary May 15 local including can make 10 special onecalltoatrip de iveries except to hospitals and the rmed services and can make no callbacks or repeated attempts o deliver goods to the same person n the same In lo al carriers must reduce their oth r mileage by 25 per cent as com ared with corresponding months ast In the intercity truck ng all trucks must be oaded to capacity on outgoing rips and to at least 75 per cent ca acity on return with car iers pooling their facilities wher ver new tel phones may not be installed ex ept for persons engaged in di ect war work or in occupations ssential to public or un ess existing exchange lines capae ty can handle them without dis upting essential The Sell System estimated this would esult in denial of about pplications this year for residen lal telephone Preferred ategories include armed overnment medical and ental press reau of Advertising at its annual himself pub lisher of the London Daily Express and the Evening said of the proposed Great British offen sive This is a an opportunity to bring the war to an end here and But if the Russians are defeated and driven out of the never will such a chance come to us Strike out to help Strike out Strike even but strike such blows as will be a real help and contri bution to the Russian Expressing belief in the Russian theory that the best form of de fense is he called upon Brit ain to adopt it by setting up somewhere along the of coastline now held by the Ger a second front in Western Beaverbrook spoke from the same platform as Francis High Commissioner to the Philippines Admiral Ernest commander in chief of the and others at the Wal dorfAstoria Hotel dinner closing the ANPAs 56th annual conven Turn to 2 Raiders MachineGun Japs On Ground ALLIED Aus April 24 war planes continued their almost attacks on New bj bombing barracks and warehouses at that Japanese base again Allied headquart ers announced The raiders swooped low tt machinegun Japanese forces on the a communique The bulletin also reported UK Japanese made three bombing at tacks yesterday on Port Moresby New but saiddamage was Eight escorted by fight participated in the first raid on Port Moresby about 10 the communique The seconc an hour and onehalf later carried out by three fighters anc the in by two Four Japanese Zero fighters at tempted to intercept the Allied raiders which attacked bu failed to divert them from the tar get the bulletin Reporting on the situation in the headquarters an nounced that Japanese re inforced by artillery and effected new landings at Iloilo Capiz and Antique in the Visayai Our forces are still engaged In delaying the communique Corregidor fortress was reported under intermittent fire from Jap anese to which it was replying with its big Sporadic patrol action is continuing in Min headquarters A high United States air u disclosed that many types of American aircraft now are being employed in Aus he include both medium and heavy fight transports and photographic and observation providing the nucleus of a wellbalanced striking The ground crew situation was described as satisfactory and it was said that great strides had been made in airdrome construction and Morale is and the men well trained and ready to the authority Tass Reports Americans Were Forced Down InMari time Province By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April announced today that a United States bomber which raided Japan last Saturday and then lost its way has been interned with its crew in the Russian Maritime Province on the Sea of It appeared to be an already completed test of the yearold JapaneseRussian neutrality pact but United States embassy officials here said Ambassador Admiral William Standley had asked Washington for The plane was said to have car ried five one a The short dispatch announcing the in ternment said that losing common carriers and were placed on he manufacturers prices of hun reds of china and pottery items nd on most cotton products now utside price The china rice ceiling is based on the level f October 1941 the cotton liling bases prices on those of uly 21 to August and is xpected to bring about consider bly lower prices than those now amount of elastic abric which may be used in each combination or bras ere was ordered reduced by about 0 per Total output of man facturers was cut by 25 per Fishing May 1 manufacture of fishing tackle Production of fish ooks may be continued at a rate qual to onehalf last URGE WAR DECLARATION AGAINST VICHY AND FRANCO GOVERNMENTS NEW April 24 petition urging the United States and Britain to declare war against the Vichy and Franco governments was signed yesterday by more than 400 protestant church officials editors of protestant publications and presidents of colleges with protestant It was sponsored by Kenneth editor of The Protestant John president of Princeton Theological was one of the signers of the pe tition which called for an attack on the Nazi hub of the Axis through the Fascist We are moved to call upon the antiFascist nations to make open and outright and immediate war upon all Fascist the pe tition and to seize at once all points of power everywhere whose neutrality is a mere option held by the Axis to be taken up at its The petition stated that Fascism makes this war a world civil If we refuse to attack proaxis na tions and disaster overtakes we must blame none but ourselves who could have played the man but chose the role of the committed a forced landing on Soviet Loss of orientation was taken to mean that the plane was trying to make a landing in The identifying tho attackers as medium car rying crews of had said that apparently some planes flew on to The only official account yet made public was circulated by official Soviet news under the caption Forced Land ing of American plane in Maritime The full dispatch fol lows On April 18th on the territory of the Maritime Province there land ed an American According to common interna tional Soviet authori ties interned the American plane and The dateline of the indicated the general locale of the forced al though none was specifically giv Kabarovsk is about miles northwest of Tokyo and 400 miles due north of the main port of the Maritime The United States consul gener al at Angus was handling affairs for the Amer icans from that How To Treat Men The internment of the fliers of fered a delicate problem for the a soldier to treat with whom you are allied on one front the German front when he enters your territory on another frontier in war against a nation Japan with which you are at peace There have been many cases in which British and German fliers came down in neutral The Irish held that their position was clearly dictated by international fliers were interned for the The indications in the incident were that Russia likewise was following in ternational law to the On April only five days be fore the raid on the first anniversary of the RussianJapan ese neutrality the organ of the Russian Communist the newspaper Japan ese militarists to hew to the line of is necessary that the Jap anese military and Fascist cliques who are dizzy on military success es should understand that their slabbering about war and inva sion in the north the Maritime Province might damage firsi of all and most of all Japan hersi Pravdas editorial Tokyos morning papers review ed relations with the Soviet Union expressing belief they would remain The timing suggested that the incident of the United States plane might have in spired the Only yesterday at his press con the official Russian press Vice Commissar of Foreign was asked what the Russian position would be if such a as is now were made on Rus sian Lozovsky replied One can imagine dozens of sup Lets wait until some ihing Asked what would happen in event of a forced landing in the Moscow the spokesman re plied with another question Why a forced if we have good airdromes for Ameri can and British bombers No Philosophic Discussion Pressed for an answer on the po sition of Russia on any landings on Russian soil by planes of Russias allies or planes of some power with which Russia has a neutrali ty Lozovsky answered The correspondent is inclined oward philosophic I am Ambassador Standley was at Moscow yesterday and was receiv ed by Joseph in the pres ence of Foreign Commissar Vya eheslav several hours be ore Tass circulated the Khaba Under the MoscowToyko is technically neutral in the Pacific just as Japan is tech nically obliged to keep hands off in he GermanRussian Neu tral nations are required to intern war parties which stray into their To do otherwise would iffend the opposing Such nternees are universally treated with Turn to Page 9 ;