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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm Wtatber Uelall on Page Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 Outlines Plan to Gear Economy of Nation to Emergency War Conditions RAF SMASHES AGAIN AT NAZI TERRITORY PROPOSES HEAVY TAXES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ident Roosevelt proposed the stabil Ization of wages and salaries of in dividuals as part of a 7point pro gram designed to combat the up ward spiral of the cost of The outlined in a mes sage to was the adminis trations plan for gearing the econ omy of the nation and its people to emergency war The Chief Executive also pro posed heavy holding persona and corporate profits to reasonable stabilization of prices re ceived by discouraging credit and ra tioning of all essential scarce com and stimulation of the purchase of war Only taxes and stabilization of farm Roosevelt re quire legislative But he added in his read to the Senate and House by clerks I assure the Congress that i the required objectives are not at and if the cost of living should continue to rise substantial I shall so advise the Congress and shall ask for any additiona legislation which may be neces Roosevelt said there were ob reasons for taking every ste necessary to prevent a rise in the cost of which already ha moved upabout 15 per cent since the autumn of 1939 and which North Sea liiljilii HELGOLAND 111 BERLIN English Channel MANNHEIM STUTTGART To keep the cost of living might soar another 80 per cent or 90 per cent during the next year or Presidents Objectives These were the objectives which the President listed for Congress To keep the cost of living from spiraling we mus tax and in that process keep personal and corporate profits at a reasonable the reason able being defined at a low level To keep the cost of living from spiraling We must fix ceilings on the prices which wholesalers and manufacturers pay for the things they buy and ceilings on rents for dwellings in all areas af fected by war To keep the cost of living from spiraling we mus stabilize the remuneration receivec by their To keiep the cost of living from spiraling we musl stabilize the prices received by growers for the products of their from spiraling we musl encourage all citizens to contribute to the cost of winning this war by purchasing war bonds with their earnings instead of using those earnings to buy articles which are not To keep the cost of living from spiraling we must ra tion all essential commodities of which there is a so that they may be distributed fairly among consumers and not merely In accordance with financial ability to pay high prices for To keep the cost of living from spiraling we musl discourage credit and installment and encourage the paying off of and other obligations for this promotes sav retards excessive buying and adds to the amount availabale to the creditors for the purchase ol war Roosevelt was expected to discuss this broad program with the American people in a radio address later in the The discussing stabili zation of said he thought no legislation was required under present He Edded Turn to Page 7 Power Lines Cut As Car Jumps Track in Tunnel JERSEY April 27 third car jumped the track as a heavilyladen Hudson River tube train lurched along 75 feet underground at the Exchange Place station at East ern War Time last spread ing claiming four known dead and injuring Daniel public safety com announced early today he had booked the motorman of the eastbound Hudson Manhat tan Railroads sixcar Louis of 10 Barbara on a manslaughter The responsibility is definitely the declared adding that the other trainmen would be The commis sioner said authorities were try ing to find out exactly what hap The derailment cut power plunging the tunnel into blackness at the deepest point on the just before where the train bur rows under the Hudson Ac rid fumes gushed from the stor age batteries in the wrecked which left the track with a blind ing flash and burst into Women car windows were kicked One Negro pinned a had to be extricated by acetylene Turn to Page Swarms of British bombers dropped tons of explos ives on 1 Calais and 2 Rostock and 3 the Skoda munitions works at the British Air Ministry waves of German bombers struck at the southern coast of Great Britain and Bath County Total May Exceed the Expected Registration of men between the ages of 45 and 65 for possible occu pational service as a contribution to the nations war effort got off to a fast start this morning in Lenawee with indications that the registration will be lar ger than the A staff of 43 registrars started work at the Adrian armory this morning at 7 and all memi World War 1 Objector Wont Register Now ANN April 27 old operator of the Sa line Valley Farms and a conscien tious objector during the last war whose philosophy was published in book form in 1934 under the said today he would not register for the fourth bers worked steadily as the men ust He said he has sent a letter to Jnited States Attorney General Biddle stating his refusal to regis Inducted into service at Camp subject to the call arrived singly and in War veterans o 191718 were numerous among the men from all walks of life who made their The registration headquarters at Addison and Ogden Center sent rush calls for additional supplies to the county headquarters this morning after the registration had proceeded for only two or The county board dis covered that itsestimates of the Tequirements of the two offices were considerably which jave rise to the expectation that calls from other points would be In making its plans for the re the county draft board aased its estimates on the assump tion of state selective service head quarters that this registration would be 50 per cent larger than the February 16 registration of men from20 to The draft board remained open Saturday afternoon and evening and registered 68 men at that Yesterday the draft board register ed 112 12 ALLIED VESSELS 3 Sub Previously Re ported Salvaged NEW April 27 submarines sent 12 allied vessels to the bottom last in the bat of the while three other submarine previous y reported were salvaged and reached port according o official This brought the Atlantic losses since Pearl Harbor to During the week of April seven ships sunk in East coast waters made the war total or that area 79 no new sinkings iff Canada left that total there n the Caribbean raised that war to and two off South America brought that figure to Seven American two Nor two Panamanian and one comprised the latest vic Three Axis submarines orpedoed and set fire to an Ameri an cargopassenger ship off the Atlantic coast April survivors anded at passengers and five crew members were Lawrence son of former Governor Earle of was one the passengers One or two of the submarines was believed Three men were missing and 27 ithers had not been reported as escued after a mediumsized car go vessel was sunk April The entire crew of 35 from a mediumsized American freighter orpedoed and shelled by a German submarine April 20 reached Port in safety after the ship had been sunk by a single tor aedo and a barrage of 35 HITLERS TITLES April 27 Hitlers list of titles as reeled off efore the reichstag by Reichmar shal Goering in one mouthful Leader of the supreme ommander of the armed chief of supreme hold r of executive supreme lord f justice and leader of the national socialist ys ago Gray proclaimed himself an object or and was tried before a court martial on a charge of refusing to obey a military command to rake the parade His sentence was life at hard which later was commuted to 25 years how he was released in I Gray said that registration for a man of my engaged in an essential is no more than a It is highly improbablethat I shouldbe disturbed in any T3iit I must take my stand on conscription which I believe is morally wrong because it gives the state complete power over my body and my still consider it the first step to ward militarism and I hold war is never justified under any possible He there is nothing in this war that differentiates it from any that have gone In the it will settle nothing and must lead only to impoverishment to world One mans example may not change the course of modern thought nor institute an era of uni versal he I know But a start must be made somewhere and I could not do otherwise if I Consumers to Get Ration Cards Next Week An estimated 600 sugar wholesalers and others in Lenawee county will go to 15 different school buildings tomorrow and Wednes day to register and obtain purchase certificates as a part of the federal governments new sugar rationing The registration this week is only for in stitutions and Includ ed among the institutions are lodge An estimated 600 sugar boarding houses and all other organizations excepting or dinary household sugar Registration for individual or dinary consumers Is to be next Guy clerk for the Len awee rationing said today that the rationing quotas for sugar had been set in preparation for the trade registration tomorrow and next For boarding houses and other similiar the quota will be 50 per cent tfiey used at the same time a year TKis is only for counter They will be allowed 70 per cent for kitchen No quota is set for Their quota will be determined by the number of rationing stamps they obtain from Those from Adrian city and Ad rian township are to register to morrow and Wednesday in the Ad rian high school Sites have been set at 14 other schools throughout the county for district Adrian consumers register next May 4 to at the citys elementary schools where the teachers wil be in charge of re All elementary schools are to be closed for four days dur ing the Residents have been asked to register at the a member of one of Ann school attended by the younger Arbors oldest is the holder of two degrees from Harvard Uni The title of his 1934 book was taken from a notation on his dishonorable discharge from the He said today he never had sought to persuade other persons to his beliefs and would not do so Some members of his immediate family which includes his wife and three disagree with his he Grays patrenal grandfather was first president of the Ford Motor Company his maternal grandfather was William a Meth odist His father was Phil ip philanthropist and president of the Detroit Late Bulletins April 27 M3 The Navy announced today the destroyer Sturtevant had been sunk off the coast of Florida by an un derwater explosion within the past 24 Loss of life was the Navy Communique and most of the crew of the old World War ves sel reached port indicating that the ship may have gone down quite April 27 XP Joseph StUlwells Chinese army announced today that t had recaptured increas ng the advantage of its position guarding Mandalay from the south east Hopongis little more than 10 miles east of Taunggyi which was won back from the Japanese late ast Both towns are approxi mately 100 miles southeast of Man April 27 The War Department reported today that artillery Ore from be ieged Corregtfdor fortress broke up a Japanese troop concentration the nearby Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines and set afire a number of enemy motor In the first cover ngfighting in the Philippines ssued by the War Department in Ive it was announced that 3orregidor had experienced its 250th air raid children in their neighborhood to prevent Elementary teachers will meet at 4 oclock tomorrow at the senior high school to receive instructions about registering sugar con The only elementary school in the city at which consumers will not be registered Is the McKinley primary school on East Maumee Consumers in that district may register at the Washington school on Broad Teachers will be on hand for the registration next week at the New McKinley and Washington j Baltic Port of Rostock Suffers Its Fourth Consecutive Aerial Attack SKODA WORKS HAMMERED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 27 British bombers gave the Baltic port o Rostock its fourth consecutive at tack last centering their at tack on the great Heinkel aircraft then with scarcely a pause in their nonstop offensive resum ed raiding Northern France in force Fires set by the great fourmo tored planes in the past three nights still were burning at Ros tock and guided the night raiders to their the Air Ministry Other swarms of RAF planes battered the docks at laid mines in Germancontrolled wat ers and attacked enemy airdromes in France and the overrun low One bomber encountered an ene my supply ship off the Danish coast and left it Another destroyed an enemy fighter over the North Heavy bombs were seen to burst in the Heinkel aircraft fac tory where fresh fires were start the Air Ministry communique said of its Rostock The Nep tune submarine works previously had been bombed but there was no fresh account of damage to those Bath Bombed Again The implementing Hit lers threat of mass reprisal raids on returned to Bath last night in a three hour Our night fighters and antiair craft defenses in this country were the Air Ministry Four Nazi bombers were shot down and a number of others were damag Only three British bombers and one fighter failed to return from the extensive exploits of the Hurricane fighters and bombers swept through the dawn channel mists to bomb and strafe the air dromes at Mardyck and Le Tou famous French beach resort near Buildings were bombed at Har near from chimney op level and one pilot banked and climbed away from antiaircraft ire when he saw the red glow of fires in his the Air Minis try Le Touquet from50 feet by anes spitting shells from four I dived from 500 feet onto one pilot then opened I saw strikes on the roof and a lot of smoke billowed Then I came down to 50 feet and dropped my They were of short delay action other wise the explosions would have made it uncomfortable for Another hurricane pilot said he saw four German antiaircraft ships as he flew home and immed leaving two According to the Berlin which reported the new assault on Rostock even before it was an nounced officially only two of the British raiders were shot The Germans announced further damage and casualties in the an cient Baltic which is of vital importance as the site of great warplane factories and a base from which men and supplies are shipped to the northern sector of the east ern With the apparent intention of the Nazis made a short jut sharp attack early thismorn ing on famous watering place 100 miles west of London and 12 miles from which they bombed heavily Saturday A communique said the raiders caused extensive damage and fair ly heavy casualties were The Bath attack was less heavy than on the previous Turn to Page 2 2 Adrian Bands and Orchestra Unrest In Germany Hinted As Hitler Makes Himself Supreme Master Of Reich Germans And Russians Spar Major Action Expected Soon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 27 of the worlds mightes military German and Russian un ceasingly for openings today in smallscale but fierce fights alon a thawing front and the belief per sisted here that they might un eash their full fury in major ac tion at any While the Red army reported lolding its ground against strong German attacks and the Germai air force subjected Leningrad Russias second to thre straight days of punishing raids reports reaching this alternat capital from the fighting line 65C miles away said that both th Nazis and the Russians were bring ing up huge An indication that the Russian front will be one of the main thea ters of action was seen in Hitler speech to his Reichstag yesterday pointing to Russia as the decisiv oattlefield but it was significantly noted in Kuibyshev that the Ger man fuehrer announced no sue specific action as he did when h proclaimed the invasion of Russia last June and the beginning of the offensive against Moscow last Oc ALLIED STEPPED UP Rated Superior1 Musicians from the Adrian junior at Festival and senior high schools who parti cipated in the annual instrumen tal music festival in Ann Arbor Saturday were given high ratings by the judges who Heard them The highest ratings were given to the senior high school band and the junior high school band and These organizations re ceived unanimous superior rat ings from the judges who heard them The senior high school orchestra was given an excellent the second highest rating Adrian musicians also acquitted themselves well in the ensemble and solo division of the festival which was held The junior high string ensemble was given the rating as were several junior high The ensemble Js composed of Mary Jane Joyce Viola Dorothy Billy Barbara Lewis and Jo Anne Soloists who received the highest rating were Robert and Jo Ann Excellent ratings were given to Robert Joyce Alan Dorthy all of the junior high The same rat ing was given to Forrest and Betty Paul supervisor of said today that he was well satisfied with the showings of the Adrian Rainier is president of the Michigan School Band Orchestra Association which was in charge of the The junior high school band and orchestra were directed by Francis Peterson and Rainier conduct ed the senior high school organiza The senior high school band was judged by Gardner Huff of Chi cago Clifford Lillya of Chicago David Mattern of the University of Michigan and Leonard Meretta of the University of The orchestra critics were Clarence Sawhill of the University of Illin ois Russell Howland of the Univer sity of Michigan Leonard Fal cone of Michigan State College and Keith Stein of Michigan State The junior high band and orches tra were judged by JosephSkor nicka of Milwaukee Mark Hindsley of die University of Illinois and Glen Bainum of Northwestern The Adrian organizations com peted in Class B and were taken to Ann Arbor in Long Range Bombers Pound Japanese In New Solomon Islands 4 JAP PLANES DESTROYED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Aus April 27 a sudden intensification of Japanesi air wideTranging Alliei JoniberslasheajJiDUtagainyesterdaj o bomb enemy bases at New and in the Solomon it was announcec At least four Japanese planes were destroyed in the raid on Lai in the air and three on th communique Military quarters expressed be ief that the continuing Allied of ensive might force a speedy show down in this vital war Asserting that the Japanesi could not afford to remain passive the Allies steadily built up heir striking power in Australia these quarters declared the enemy ivould have to adopt one of the two courses Australia directly or to capture all of New 3uinea and the string of islands o the south and with a viei o cutting American supply routes to The possibility that the danger of direct attack upon Australia is still present was voiced by Army Minister Francis Forde in a state ment at Canberra warning his countrymen against Although there is substantial mprovement in local Aus ralia is not yet out of the woods and may have to meet a Japanese attack in force at any he Complacency and optimism ulted in the overrunning of other Australia must not make the same Grounds for Fords comment on he improvement iti Australias de fenses were seen in the reception which greeted a squadron of 24 Japanese escorted by which raided Darwin Sat urday for the first time in three Turn to Page 2 4565 AGE E President Among Those Regis tering for Duty April 27 President Roosevelt and the bulk of other Americans in the 4565 age group were called upon to register today to except for the 1820 year the na tions inventory of manpower for both fighting and noncombatant war To minimize interference with work on war the second big gest enrollment since the war start ed began in some areas over the weekend and will continue after today where The Chief who was 60 last ararnged to register along with other White House of ficials in the cabinet room of the The Clinton high school band He was not exempt directed by John Gottschalk was despite his position as commander given a second place excellent rating and the Onsted band con ducted by Frank Benedict was rated These bands com of the senior high peted with Class C school inchief of the armed al though he had announced he would register while that point was still to Page 9 Sixtythree heavy German bombers attacked Leningrad yes terday in the third successive da of The Germans first at tacked Friday with 72 bombers es corted by fighters the raidln continued Saturday and Red Star the Russian army newspaper called it the biggest air activity over the city since last The Russians declared Saturda night that 35 German planes hac been shot down in the first tw days of the Leningrad They added that no military objective suffered serious damage but tha there were civilian casualtie from dive On the Central the Re army was said to have thrown back repeated German attempts t capture a tactically important riv er Red Star said it was the mos serious recent battle in that sec The it was report used flam throwers and smoke screens bu still they did not win the On the Kalinin northwes of the Moscow radio re ported Germans were killed in two days of The Russian midnight communi which used again the custom ary phrase that there were no sig nificant changes at the sail 300 Germans were killed and pris oners were taken in repulsing a Nazi tank battalion and 160 othe Germans were reported killed in one sector of the Central The communique also said a German submarine had been sunk in the Barents Sea and that 21 Nazi planes were destroyed over the whole front yesterday agains 15 Red plane With all signs pointing to early and heavy observers here said one factor was tha the Russians are increasingly con fident about coming The Red they has consistently moved forward throughout nearly two months o fighting under some the worst conditions of the war and it has not lost the ground it has here that Germans captured by the Russians consist entlytell that older men and youths under 20 pressed into service everywhere correspondents go in Russia they see young and fresh soldiers in the physical prime making up a vealth of reserves for the coming RETAIL SUGAR SALES CEASE MIDNIGHT To Be Resumed May i Rationing Basis April 27 Retail sugar sales cease at midnigh tonight when a oneweek freeze sets They will be resumed on Tues May on a rationing The Office of Price Administra expecting a heavy demand as soon as the freeze period ends cautioned retailers to stock up tc the limit of their May Books of rationing stamps for individual consumers will operate this way The first stamp will permit the purchase of one pound of sugar in the period May 516 the second will be valid for the May 1730 per iod the third for May 31June and the fourth for June The amount allowed for each stamp after June 27 will be announced Restaurants and other food serv ices next month will be allotted 50 per cent of the amount of sugar they used in ice cream dairy products bottlers and other specialty industries will get 70 per cent of their Industrial consumers at present are receiving approximate y 80 per cent of last years con and institu tional consumers will register to morrow and Wednesday under the rationing but individual consumers do not register until next MODEST HERO April 27 yearold John Muszynskl is a mod est It was said John today as fishermen told police how he eaped into tlfe Detroit River Sun day near Douglas MacArthur bridge and rescued his four year Jd who had fallen lix feet from a dock into the Fishermen said they pulled the joys to safety after John expertly ept his brothers head above vater and swam to the BOY DKOWNS April 27 ence was drowned here ast night when fell from the spillway of the power dam on the Calamazoo had been ishing and lost his balance when e attempted to fill a minnow ucket with Deputies John Roozenberg and Henry Greets recovered the body with a IE OF MOBY Concedes Army Survived Threatening Catastrophe In Russias Snow By ASSOCIATED PRESS April Hit ler made himself the supreme mas ter of Germany with fiat power even above his own Nazi and his act roused hopeful sus picion that Germany is in deep in ternal trouble after a winter The extraordinary power to re quire absolute obedience from every German was voted at Hitlers demand by the Reichstag after he had addressed its members in a speech strangely mixing his usual bombast and confident predictions of victory with a new undercurrent of One of those predictions was that Russia would be the decisive battle ground of the world conflict and that it would be a scene of Nazi But Hitlers demand came imme diately after he had conceded to the Reichstag that the German army survived a threatening ca tastrophe and suffered hardships for which the Reich had been un prepared during the terrible cold ot the Russian Turn to Page 2 j LANDED ON FRENCH ISLE To Assist Free French In De vyi Caledonia i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 27 The United States announced Saturday it had landed troops in New Cale donia to assist the Free French in the defense of that vitally strategic island which flanks the supply route between this country and The which the War De partment said was taken with the approval of local was the first announcement of Amer ican troops moving into The size of the force was not In view of the new collabora tionist regime of Pierre Laval at Vichy and of the previous angry outburst from Vichy when the Jnited States sent a consulgeneral o Brazzaville in Free French ekua orial Africa observers expected a new outcry from Vichy over the troops in New Relations between the Washing ton and Vichy governments have steadily deteriorated since an nouncement that Laval was return ng to Ambassador William Leahy has been called to Wash ington for Policy Is Established This country has enunciated a policy of maintaining relations with French citizens who are actual control of French the way for the troop anding in New Caledonia was paved last month with an an nouncement by the State Depart ment that the United States aid Free French forces there in the defense of the From a military New aledonia is of utmost importance to the United Lying 800 miles east of it is close o the route for the ships carry ng men and munitions to the Aus ralian bases for the projected of fensive against the Its value as an air base was recognized even before the south ward surge of the Japanese focused attention on the islands off Aus PanAmerican airways chose the as a port of call for its San Vew Zealand The about 260 miles lias a white population of of which more than are Japanese on Island About Japanese live on the most of them having come in as free immigraijts but a small proportion as indentured laborers in the The landing of the American troops on the island in a the winning of a race vith Japans invading For weeks the Japanese have been moving steadily east and southward rqm Java nearer and nearer to he transPacific route from the Jnited States to The Japanese now are believed o be about miles northwest f New Caledonia on the island of Britain and they claim to have aken two other smaller islands lightly east of New ;