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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 25, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm IWratbu Detail on Pur Two APRIL 1942 PRICES 500 Battle Blazes In Mar quette County One Under Control ACRES ABE BURNED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A force of more than 500 con servation workers and begrimed and near bat tled today to bring under control two forest fires in Marquette coun ty that already have burned over acres of One of the at Little Lake between Gwinn and was believed to have been The in West Branch continued to blaze through tinder dry woods on a threemile The two 15 miles broke out the State Conserva tion Department marshalled its field forces to combat any further outbreaks as an army of China Gets Supplies By Air NEW April 25 American air service em ploying both private and Army facilities is supplying China from India today with an increas ing stock of essential military goods once carried over the BurmiJ BOMBER INTERNED Within a few fishermen for the opening by next planes will be delivering many thousands ol tons monthly and approaching the capacity of the mountainous old truck road winding between Lashio and declared an Ameri can assisting in the Only the highest priority mater iel now is being flown but it includes all varieties of small light machinery and medical Aerial movement of most es sential supplies was made neces sary by Japanese occupation of the Burma supply which cut off the most direct con nection with the Chungking governments Not until completion of a road from India to connect with the Burma Road north of the area in invaded the timber area which the Japanese are operating ening today of the trout will it be possible to ship again by j truck direct Smoking and the free use of fire has been forbidden in all parts of the state north of the Bay City Muskegon line and in Allegan and Muskegon counties under emergen cy proclamation Van Early reports indicated thousands of tons of valuable military stores from the United States had been captured by the invaders at Ran issued by i On the an American I informant the bulk of the Tiie forest fire danger was de scribed as the worst in years and in several areas the hazard index goods was removed northward by close cooperation of the Americans and Many stood at ing the highest ratthousands of tons of the best sup plies were strung alongthe road All available fire fighting equip ment was rushed to the West Branch blaze which was headed into a sixmile deep pile of timber Unless it would burn to within seven or eight miles of The Gagnier Lumber Company logging camp lay in the path of the fire and the camps employees joined in fighting the Near ly two score families have been driven from their 2 Fires Under Control Two other small fires in the area were reported under A request of the Conservation Department for use of state troops in fighting the fires was refused by adjutant general of who said they were not equipped or trained to fight forest He said he had no objetion to troopers volunteer ing as Unexcelled weather conditions greeted an estimated army of 000 anglers who turned put for the opening of Michigans trout season along hundreds of miles of streams and The early and gradual runoff of winter snows and the lack of rain fall generally throughout the state conservation officials to make the firstday turnout one of the most favorable in Streams in the Upper Peninsula and in the northern tip of the Lower in the Mio and Benzie districts were described as normal in level and In the Roscommon area some streams were said to be roily and extremely Warm weather has hastened runs in many conserva tion field officers and in such rivers as the Pere Marquette and Au Gres most trout are off spawning In the Baldwin area rainbow trout were said to be No new fishing regulations faced big fish are caught In that case the catch is limited to 10 pounds and one Where the catch is less than 10 pounds the limit of 15 Says Jap Losses Only a Taste Of What Is to Come April ent Secretary of State for declared today the United Nations are just beginning to gather the power which will prove that Japanese losses to date have been only a taste of what is to In an Anzac Day broadcast to Attlee pledged that Brit ain and the United States were standing solidly with the Island Dominions of Australia and New He said help would flow more and more with unified would turn the tables on the he has erred as the Kaiser did by failing to under stand the invisible links which bind together the Englishspeaking nations all over the In General Douglas MacArthur participated in Anzac Day services commemorating Aus tralias World War dead and Prime Minister John Curtin announced tViis cable from British Prime Min ister Churchill Greetings to you on Anzac We will never forget the great comradeship of Gallipoli with its imperishable CHRISTIAN RECOVERED BERLIN From German Broad casts said today King Christian of Denmark had completely recovered from a re cent A Copenhagen dispatch Tues day reported the King was suff fering from a heart for which his physicians had recom mended rest in a leapfrog relay system well out of reach of the Japanese ad vance parties and it is being moved on to the Chinese he Military Goods Saved We left blankets and such goods to the he but of the strictly military goods we got the bulk sarely away from the harbor and well along the road The stuff was scattered in smal depots of a few truckloads at a small to invite air bomb The air transport from India ii carried on in the face of diffic ulties sometimes he re Under the best of condi tions the pilots must clear foot Air currents are but they get A plane carrying Ear a member of Gen Lewis Breretons drop ped feet in a downdraught forcing several passengers against the cabin Lathes and an air compressor were included in the freight Operators use a technique work ed out by Marines to load heavy howitzers for transport to the armies of General Chiang Kai The American said several roads were being built from India to serve but despite the use of masses of machinery am thousands of it would be several months before any could be of he TOKYO TT YOKOHAMA In a dispatch from Khabarovsk Russia announced that a United States bomber which raided Japan and then lost its had been interned with its crew in the Russian Maritime Province on the Sea of The dispatch stated that the plane was one of those which participated in the raid on the Japanese metropolitan centers of Kobe and Nagoya emphasizes the importance of the air freight ser Demonstrations to Be Con ducted During Clean Up Paint Up Week Activities Citizens of Adrian and Lenawee county will have the opportunity to see actual demonstrations of methods of fighting fires started by magnesium incendiary bombs May 6 and as part of the annual Clean UpPaint Up week held by the Adrian Junior Chamber of The demonstrations will be giv en at The Island with members of the Adrian fire department assist which will be do nated by Magnesium will be set afire by blow and the firemen will show methods of extinguishing the fire with water and The exhibitions will be on the Softball diamond in front of the Mayor Harry Lundahls proclamation concerning Clean JpPaint Up week recognizes the necessity of removing rubbish and nflammable materials from at ics and and eliminat ng as many other fire hazards as possible in the face of the possi Dility of enemy air The citizens of Adrian realize that the cleaning up of their garages and oth er property will aid in the preven tion of fire and in restricting the spread of any and at the same time provide our gov ernment with waste and scrap ma terial urgently needed for the suc cessful prosecution of the the proclamation The inclusion of fire prevention activities in the Paint UpClean Jp campaign does not eliminate the annual Fire Prevention Week activities of the Junior Chamber of ommerce held during The demonstration of methods to combat magnesium fires are con sidered timely and necessary in thoroughly preparing the people of Adrian and the county for possi jle wartime AUCTIONS May northwest of Al See on Mar cat Young Navy Hero Loath to Accept Honors April 25 turning over St Louis to Lieut ommander Edward OHare to day in the wildest welcoming cele bration for a returning hero since Charles Lindbergh came back from his transAtlantic but the young navy flyer is loath to ac cept it Why says Selma mother of the big fellow who downed five Japanese bombers and damaged a sixth in a battle over the hes scared Eddie doesnl he should get all this And hes OHare terrified by Hes really shy and quiet Besides he says other deserve just as much credit as he All are fighting for our who grew up in will ride in a parade with his mother and the former Rita Wooster of His sis Paul Palmer and Phil both of also will participate in the His car will be flanked by an honor guard of two two marines and two coast The parade winds up in front of soldiers memorial where Mayor William Dee Becker will give the flyer a big brass key to the A gold watch inscribed from the proud and grateful city of St Louis also will be The purposely was arranged to be Mayor Becker asked that the public leave OHare alone after the cere The who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President will stay through Monday and is expected to spend most of the time with his DRAFT BOARD READY Registration of men between the ages of 45 and 65 under the selec tive service act will be held throughout Lenawee county Mon day with registration places in ownships and the cities of Hudson and Morenci and at the armory in They will be open contin uously from 7 to9 The Lenawee county draft oard will be open until 7 tonight to accomodate men who vill not be able to appear and Sunday the office will be open rom 10 to 4 for the same Men who will be able to appear Monday will be de ferred until that he board The draft board said today that the registration of men who are unable to appear personally be cause of physical disability or be cause they are located at various nstitutions has been arranged through the assistance of special Company B Puppy Home on Furlough A three month old fright ened and a little the worse for was received by express this morning by Captain Eldredge rf the Michigan State Troops from the boys of Company The name of the shipping point on the crate had been obliterated but here were printed instructions to keep this for us until we Captain Eldredge promptly called on Harry and together theywill follow out instructions as They de duced that the pup had been sent home on a LABORS CHOICE May Head Labor Production Section of Agency April 25 Wendell 35yearold minis ters son and director of the Mich igan unemployment compensation is the reported choice of an AFLCIO committee to head the new labor production section of the War Production Labor organization representa tives submitted the name of the native to Pres ident Roosevelt at a White House meeting If Lund would direct a revamped labor division which was headed by Sidney Hillman until abolished when the President created the new manpower mobilization com at his home in said he had received no official notification of the recom mendation but added that the job was one of great responsibility and I feel honored to be considered in connection with it While the score of the new sec tion has not been it was known that it would not take in the od duties of labor supply and These have been shifted to Paul chairman of man power Informed sources said the new division will be designed to give labor a medium through which to present and effectuate war effort production Some of the spokesmen of labor have urged ap pointment of a group of labor tech nicians to operate along with the production division headed by Wil liam an was formerly secretary of the Michigan State Administrative to which he was appointed by Murray He also had served for six years in Washington as an administrator in the Agriculture Department and also in the Interior VITAL NAZI SUPPLY BASE AT ROSTOCK HIT BY BOMBERS AGAIN RAF Strikes With Unprece dented Power Twice Within 24 Hours PLANE PLANT IS BOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April RAF big bombers smashed again a Rostock last attacking fo the second night in a row the Bal ticport where Germany builds he Heinkel warplanes and marshal supplies for shipment to the Rus sian and British authoritie declared a telling blow had been Benefitted by excellent weather the British fliers were said to hav hit with particularly good effect a the Heinkel The attack sustained a new roundtheclock cycle of British air raids on Germany in which the RAF struck with unprecedented power twice within 24 with a predawn assault on the im portant Nazi port in om hour Thursday the great est weight of bombs in RAF his tory was loosed and later when the largest British fighter foro ever sent against a single objectivi escorted bombers attacking the occupied Dutch port of Flushing in The German radio acknowledged the new raid on with damage to houses and some cas ualties to but said om British plane was downed am mentioned destruction only in res idential That the British struck on sue cessive nights against the compara lively small city of Rostock was regarded in some quarters as sign that the Germans are using it as a great base for rushing me and supplies both to Russia and Observers pointed out the grea weight of bombs probably left the port even worse battered than twice its Luebeck was hit just once with the ful force of the new RAF bomber power on March and British authorities have said 40 per cent of the city was The air ministrys announcement indicated that Rostock was hit as hard as Luebeck on Thursday night Adrian Student Reaches Finals Of Speech Event April 25 ft lalph Henard of Adrian s one of six college orators from three states chosen last night for the Central Regions finals of the national speaking contest on Inter American The winner to be chosen at a uncheon today will join winners of Uve other regional contests and our other American The office of InterAmerican Ar known as the Rockefeller is sponsoring the con and Other finalists include Thomas University of Pennsyl vania Holbert University of Pittsburgh James Pennsylvania State College Mark Notre Dame Univer sity and Ted DePauw GERMANS CRUSHED April Red army forces have driven across a river on the cent ral through barbed wire and captured a Nazioccupied hurling the Germans into a Soviet dispatches said to The Germans counterattacked by but were crushed and suffered heavy it was re The exact site of the action was not NAME CHANGED April Mullet named after the fish Capt Charles Davis caught in the in changed its name For the dur ation it will be known as Wake in tribute to the Wake Island Marine defend 3eadlock Reported In Renewal of Bargaining Contract April 25 dis pute over renewal of a bargaining contract between General Motors Corporation and the United Auto mobile Workers involving ome workers in 2 was to be placed today before the War Labor Board for final deci Federal Conciliator James who said negotiations were hopelessly deadlocked after four weeks of was in Washington to discuss the case with Secretary of Labor Emerging from a 10hour con ference between the disputants last Dewey announced a stale mate had been reached on five ma jor although some progress had been made on other These were A 51aday wage increase for each hourlypaid Union Premium The UAW CIO asks timeandahalf for work over 40 hours and double time for a seventh consecutive working A company spokesman said the company was willing to grant timeandahalf only for the sixth and seventh consecutive working A defense bond in lieu of A 20minute paid lunch per The present contract expires next It was believed that the agreement either would be extended or that the decision of the WLB would be made retro Emphasizing the seriousness of the Charles General Motors partici pated in yesterdays conferences for the first When negotiations opened March 20 Wilson described the UAWCIO demands as an attitude of busi ness as usual by the During the conferences the UAWCIO suspended for the wars duration extra pay for weekend and holiday thereby elimi nating one of the chief stumbling The corporation had proposed that the union accept a plan of in dividual piece work or some other incentive method of pay as a means when of acceler ating war production the estab lishment in some classifications of wage differentials to reward em ployees who produce more and better that performance determine pro and that the number of union committeemen be reduced by 50 per Todays Map For a mapshowing one the main battlegrounds upon which the fighting the subs of the Axis to keep our supply linos turn to page seven of To Rationing Of Gas Expected To Begin May I 5 In East April 25 Congressional circles heard today that the easts motorists could expect a gasoline ration of 30 to 50 a rather than the 2 to 5 gallons a week previously estimated by a spokes man for the Office of Price Ad made necessary by transportation difficulties includ ing the sinking of coastwise tank ers by enemy is sched uled to begin May 15 in 17 East ern states and the District of Co One lawmaker said he had been advised that the quota for private motorists would be fixed by Har old Petroleum coordina father than by Price Adminis trator Leon If the punchcard limit goes as high as 50 gallons a the average car pwner should feel lit tle Officials of the Amer ican Automobile Association esti mate that most automobilists use about 55 gallons every 30 A Senator who has made a spec ial study of the gasoline situation said the railroads now are hauling barrels of oil and oil prod ducts a and soon are expected to step that rate up to bar Opinion Split On Taxation of Excess Profits April 25 A sharp division of opinion on whether to tax excess profits heavier than normal profits arose among drafters of a new tax pro gram today as the House Ways and Means Committee marked time awaiting President Roosevelts budget message next Treasury experts were reported to have recommended that the new measure place more emphasis on socalled normal while the joint committee on internal reven ue taxation has suggested the re gaining some committee support as a means of recovering for the government war profits that might be This and the related question of whether the ment should hold in reserve for postwar needs the top layer of corporate will be the first to come before the committee when it meets again next Chairman Doughton announced yesterday that befs would take a fourday primarily because so of as well as the technical ex would have to register I in the draft But other members said that the committee could not do much more until the Presidents program became They said they expected he would have some recommendation o make on excess profits and that heir work might be wasted until Monday at Doughton expressed the opinion that the committees task might not be complicated materially by he budget bureaus disclosure yes erday that expenditures for the war had increased as estimated since the Presidents pudget message was presented to longress in Two Re said privately hat his January recommendations for in new taxes might have to eb As matters stood during the weekend recess the Treasury has proposed that a war 31 er cent be added to the present normal corporate taxes of 24 per cent and that the excess profits scale of rates be increased from the present 35 to 60 per cent to 50 to 75 per Colin head of the congres sional has proposed reten tion of the normal a 12 or 16 per cent surtax and excess profit rates ranging from to 85 per Randolph tax adviser to Secretary presented he committee yesterday a com plex scheme for determining the lostwar nest egg that might be leld for all It in volved returning to the big cor jorations a larger percentage of he present taxes they pay than the smaller would re Stam has not presented lis recommendation on that he drivers in eastern should not expec full relief from that Foi one he the railroad are having difficulty getting priori ties on material needed to repai Want Reasonable Rationing Senator Walsh DMass declar ed Americans would cheerfully ac cept gasoline rationing if it wouli help win the but he said they assurance 5t is necessary and that the rationing will bedone in a reasonable and equitable man I hope the present program out lined can be modified and will onl be a temporary he said and that with the increase in us of rail transportation facilities the inconveniences and sacrifices re quired of the public will be fount to be in excess of what may needed in the In testimony yesterday before a Senate agricultural subcommittee one ofIckess Ralph Da deputy petroleum coordina said that in six months or so it might be possible to relieve th eastern He told reporters later what he had in mind was not a substitute but use of alter nate methods of transportation to avoid the dangers of moving the oi up the east coast by tank One way to eliminate this dan ger already has been proposed in a bill by Senator Pepper His plan calls for immediate construc tion of a pipe line across Florida from Port Inglis on the to on the Johns River in the Tankers from Texas and Louisiana would unload their cargoes at Port and at Pa latka it would be reloaded for the voyage north through the protected intracoastal Chairman Bailey DNC of the Senate Commerce Committee sak he had asked Donald War production and army ant navy officials for their views on the Pepper Bailey said he believed the plan might offer one solution of the pressing Navy Foils Sub Attacks On Big Convoy By JOHN WITH THE ATLANTIC FLEET April 23 United States Navy maneuvers re cently frustrated an Axis submar ine plan to ambush and destroy naval vessels and a convoy prize In this venture one of the Unit ed States destroyers rescued the survivors ships sunk near this unit Our planes routed sub hi witha Norwegian tanker There were no fewer than nine submarinesreported along our course and the first contact came before the rang and in the distance we could see two vessels battling it out Our radio told us was an armed Norwegian the other a Our captain ordered two planes and a destroyer to get into it fast Blast those to he We later learned the planes had frightened off the sub and the tanker had escaped with minor An hour later we watched gun flashes when periscope was sighted less than 600 yards from the convoy in which was one of the worlds largest Our ves sel listed sharply as the captain orderedher hard The periscope appeared to sub mergeslowly and all the while our men kept up their routine The ships zigzagged along with prearranged and then we were back on our course There were several more incon clusive contacts as we twisted running the enemys Then more planes went aloft At a lookout shouted Tor pedo wake heading for our We moved fast and lookouts re ported the missile missed by 200 Behind us raced a mighty Another periscope was seen and again we changed our By then it was broad daylight A radio report told of a ship afire 40 miles A vessel of another com mand took care of that Our ship would have had an eas ier time if the captain had not sent two of our protecting destroyers to aid of Says AntiLabor Propaganda Being Spread In Armed Forces NEW April 25 Franklin Roosevelt says that ome awfully clever people are preading antilabor propaganda among the nations armed forces and she believes that labor and he American people should cheek uch a move as a menace to a united war There has been a propa ganda drive against she said ast night at a round able It is not only di rected at the public would be an easy it s also being done in the armed Tor the sake of our all f us should do all we can to beat that It is trying to create into Lord we shouldnt Ve need that feeling of urgency o win this The sooner we get t over with the more will come ack Roosevelt said she had heard bout service men remarking we idnt have such and such thing ecause of a strike in a plantback home if we had some boys lives would have been Now that isnt the first lady but who started that story Thats a hard thing to find It is awfully easy to propa and there are awfully clev er people doing it Declaring that enemies of organ ized labor are spreading the idea that it is not patriotic for workmen to receive good wages while men in the service are risking their lives for the Presidents wife said it is the duty of the American worker to protect wage and labor standards so that the man who re turns to industry from armed serv ice after the war will find those standards Declaring I think labor hasnt always bothered much about public she cautioned we must remember that we are all vulner able Weneed the conscious ness unless we are everyone pf us completely in this ready to make any kind of none of the we about will go ALLIED SITUATION Japs 100 Miles of Mandalay In Furious Fighting WEST FLANK HOLDING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW April defenders faced a sudden new peril today as the with an al most spendthrift use of manpow pushed swiftly forward to withi in about 100 miles of Mandalay in furious and confused A Chungking communique indi cated the Chineseheld left flank either had been rolled back or was in imminent danger of being turn ed by the faststriking Few details amplified the com which said the invaders fl advanced about 80 miles northward from captured Loikaw to the area of Taunggyi under cov er of continuous air The communique that the situation in the Kenangyaung sector on the west flank was In the cen tral sector continued fighting was reported around 30 miles north of which the Chi nese abandoned earlier this The Chinese asserted the Japan ese had lost men in one weeks fighting between the Svva River and Pyinmana and another in four days in the vicinity Pyinmana while the Chi nese altogether lost killed and wounded with a ration in numer ical superiority favoring the Jap anese of almost six to The full significance of this burst of Japanese pressure aimed at Mandalay still is not but there is no doubt of the gravi ty of the situation for the Allies in it means the over yhelmingly stronger invaders have turned the Chinese thus swinging the United Nationss line on its Irrawaddy River hinge like a and that the Allies will be able to restabilize the if at only with prodigious Take Leaf from Germans At it means that the Jap taking a leaf from the Ger have shot out a powerful ar mored spearhead far beyond their foremost main If this is it may mean that the Japanese have located a soft spot in the defense punched a hole through and driven their steel wedge the breach as deeply as it would remain for them tojfollow up their advantage be Eiind the heavyhitting armored force for the defenders to choke it off and reseal their line before the enemy can fully develop the momentum he has Even were defenders not heavily by 10tol in inferior also in this would be a diffi cult The French found their defenseindepth failed to soak up the Naziss armored fin gers in 1940 and similar tactics successfully poked holes through the Russian lines last Time now has become a The monsoon which should mire the Burma front is due in midMay about three weeks and if he Japanese have not achieved heir aims by then they may have o halt until October before start ng their machine in motion Burma is the Asian war theater nirrently most active and Manda ay is important principally as a ivotal point in the campaign the doorstep of If Japans invading armies intend to swing westward around the top of the Bay of Bengal in a land drive to ward India and Manda ay must first be taken to secure their If they intend to push still far ier northward to sever supply routes still open to free China a safe assumption whatever else they may on the Bur ma is a major way ALLIED Aus April 25 head uarters announced today that ighter planes defending Port Moresby successfully intercepted in sanguinary combat seven Jap anese navy Zero fighters which raided the New Guinea port yes Allied it bombed the airfield at Japaneseheld oa few There were no fur ther details immediately of either air The New Guinea village of Ko miatum was described as having leen sacked and burned by an nemy raiding except for continued artillery duelling between Japanese shore batteries in the Philippines and United States guns on the Cor regidor island fortress in Manila the communique said there vas no Paper Pickup for Next Week Collection of waste paper car tons in Adrian will be made next week according to the follow ing schedule ;