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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM APRIL 1942 Continued Warm Wwtfccr DetalU on TwoJ PRICE 3 Would Give Reich Control Continental Says French Agency THREE CONDITIONS LISTE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April declared by the independent Frenc news to have prc posed peace three time since basing this sprin offensive upon a ninepage Goe ing memorandum which would giv the Third Reich undisputed mas tery of continental Freedom for concentration Nazi forces on the Russian ending of allied aerial blows an the threat of new land action ir the the reported aim o Hitlers British officials disdaime knowledge of any such overture although newspapers free discussed a possibility that Ital would drop out of the ther was no direct authoritative o journalistic disposition to plac much stock in rumors about Axi peace both Prime Ministe Churchill and President Roosevel have declared there would be n negotiations with the de scribed by Churchill as the guilrj men who have let hell loose upo the the affiliate with Charles de Gaulles Fre French reported de tails without qualification in a dis patch last night It said the thre proposals were routed through Switzerland and Sweden that all were The agency said the memoran dum provided that Germany woul control the annex liv Jng space from Russia and contro virtually all the Dutch an Belgian colonial If the allied powers acceptec these it Germanj would undertake To recognize the British em pire in its present Turn to Page 13 Complaints Received of Dogs Running Loose at Nighf Prosecutor Lawrence Ham ttond and Lloyd and county dog today warned dog owners throughout the county that they would be prose cuted if they did not abide by the law prohibiting dogs from roaming at large and unleashed during the They said that numerous com plaints had been received of dam age done to gardens and other property by dogs in the They warned that the which requires dogs to be confined on the premises from sunset to sun rise unless under the reasonable control of some would be rigidly Violators will be given justice court The justice will have the power to have the offend ing dog killed or VanEtten also cited another law requiring that license tags be kept on the dogs at all ex cept when the dogs are on a hunt Ing expedition accompanied by the owners or VanEtten said this law also would be en forced and the penalty for viola tion is a VanEtten repeated a further warning that owners failing to get licenses for their would be Many already have been made and more will he The people are well informed on the he and there is no excuse for them not having their Junior Snyders Death Causec By Coroner Reports The body of Junior 29 Adrian produce dealer vas found floating in Round Lake about oclock yesterday after loon just five months and a day after Snyder disappeared while on a duck hunting trip November 28 vith a William Noveskey The body was seen first by Law ence Adrian airplane pilot and a member of the Civil Air an organization that has made frequent observation trips ver the lake in recent weeks in an effort to locate the missing man Mills said that he first aw the body at the edge of deep vater near the northwest corner f the Officers Notified Mills returned to Adrian and otified Sheriff Roscoe Scott and Coroner Ed The two offi ers then went to the lake in cars rhile Mills and Ken manager of the quickly or anized a squadron of five CAP The pilots were Mor Melvin Maurice Goll nd John Gottschalk to aid officers in the The lanes took turns diving toward the ody in the lake until it was dis overed by the officers on boats were used to recover the A southwest wind caused le body to toward the cen of the ridrtfishbre ofrtheiakel Turn to Page 6 Be Legislation Appears to Says Smith April 30 AO Stiff opposition developed in ttie House Naval Committee today to doublebarreled legislation limiting war profits and restricting union drawing from Smith one of its chief ad the terse observation It appears to be His remark came as the commit tee was called to act on a motion by Bradley DPa to pigeon hole the measure A parliamen tary technicality blocked a show down on the issue yesterday as some members clamored lets vote An unofficial poll appeared to lend strength to the opinion ex pressed by who helped draft the original bill which twice was rewritten with modifications by Vinson chairman of the Naval One informed member of the Senate who declined to be quoted by name predicted that no action would be taken by that body on la bor legislation for approximately 30 during which time the sit uation might be expected to clar ify as public sentiment Other Senate advocates of labor while expressing doubt that early action could be expect ed in view of lack of Administra tion declared they had not abandoned the Turn to Page 13i His Body Found at Round Lake Junior Snyder fflP PILOT LOCATES April 30 rice administrator Leon Hender m said yesterday that registration all rented dwellings will be re uired in cities and towns brought nder federal rent This which does not feet hotels and rooming lust be carried out by landlords at local rent administrators office md will cover ailers and all other property hich is rented for living egulations covering room s and boarding and re uiring a similar registration will e issued soon by None of the federal rent regula ons has taken effect in any of the reas designated by Henderson for ent Goodrich Rubber Works GnomeRhone Aero Plant Are Attacked 6 RAF PLANES MISS1N By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April RAF bombed and set fire to the Gooc rich rubber works and the Gnome Rhone aero plant in the Paris su burb of Gennevilliers last night ir a vigorous renewal of the cam paign to destroy captive Frenc factories contributing to the Ger man war The air minstry said both planl were left aflame by lowlevel at tacks made in the face of antiair craft defenses strengthened sine Jie raid on the GnomeRhone fac tory April Six British planes were listed as missing in the nights operations which also included blows at th docks of airdromes in th low and minelaying i enemy Shortly after dawn Allied air men swept out over the channe again to strafe shipping and air The Germans acknowledger that considerable damage was don o buildings at 1C miles from the heart of and aid the RAF also raided the norti erman British news agency aid the Vichy radio reported 52 persons killed and about 100 in ured in tl was the ifth raid in less than two months m factories in the Paris Norwich Bombed While RAF bombers were en gaged over the the Nazi air force lashed back with a shor ut sharp overnight assault on in East which a ommuniqufi said had caused cas ualties and in resi lential arid shopping The Berlin radio said the raic n which also was bombec Monday was a severe reprisa or attacks upon German Turn to Page 13 State Troop Squad Takes Over Guard Duties Adrian armory on more f the character of a es ablishment yesterday when Mich gan State began challeng g visitors attempting to enter the The troops went on duty uesday noon as companies hroughout the Detroit area were ut on the alert supposedly for pos ble call to the Sojourner Truth fusing Project in Persons now entering the armory re required to state their nd they are allowed to go to the fice of the Lenawee county draft oard without If anyone rishes to go to another part of he building he is escorted by a leinber of the A new squad went on duty yes irday and will remain at le armory until tomorrow Melvin Green is in charge of the which is a part of commanded by Captain Other members are James Eldridge and Privates Har ry Francis Raymond Lawrence Ze Edward Eugene Ball and Barrett chools Make Arrangements To Register Sugar Consumers Plans were going forward today r the consumers sugar rationing igistration next ednesday and Thursday while the egistration for commercial sugar sers ended yesterday at 15 school uildings throughout the Complete plans for next weeks when ordinary in viduals register and get ration ioklets for household sugar re not yet available but the regis ation will be carried on largely the same manner as that this Every individual will have be registered next weekin order purchase Next weeks registration will be carried on with the cooperation the public Registration aces will be at various school county chool today an ounced the registration centers r the rural areas in the Ul are to register at the school uilding in the school district in hich they with the excep on of those in closed school dis who will register Armstrong said that all rural chools would be closed Monday ecause of the On the hours of the rural gistration are to be from 9 oclock the morning until 4 oclock in e On Wed esday and Thursday when school will be in the hours will be om 3 to 6 oclock in the afternoon She urged the rural residents to gister if possible on All rsons must register excepting ose in the armed services and ose confined to public or private Armstrong has ailed a meeting of all teachers id directors of closed school dis Ticts at 10 ocolck Saturday morn g in the court house to instruct them in the registration pro Registration sites for closed school districts are given All others are to register at their regular school district Adrian 15 will register at Adrian Cambridge 8 will at Cambridge Cambridge 3 will register at Cambridge Cambridge 7 will register at Cambridge Cambridge 2 will register at Cambridge Clinton 3 will register at Clm ton 4 Franklin 8 will register at Frank lin Hudson 11 will register at Medina 2 Hudson 6 will register at Hud son Hudson 4 will register at Hud son Hudson 1 will register at Hud son Hudson 2 will at Hud son Macon 5 will register at Macon Macon 2 will register at Macon 1 Medina 5 will register at Me dina Medina 11 will register at Me dina Medina 6 will register at Me dina Raisin 10 will register at the Ford Centennial Rollin 8 wiU register in Us own Rollin Rome 6 will register at Rome Tecumseh 5 will register at Te cumseh Tecumseh 9 will register at the Ford Centennial School Woodstock 8 will register at Woodstock 3 Ford Centennial School district will register at the Ford Centen nial TORNADO SPLINTERS HOMES Where homes once stood in only this splintered debris remained after a devastating tornado swept through the West Texas county seat At least 11 persons were said to have bee killed and hundreds George Red chairman at said persons needed aic Melville Time and Life Loses Life Also ALLIED April 30 death n an airplane crash of Harold of the United Itates Army Air Force was an nounced today by Allied headquar Also killed in the crash was Mel ille Time and Life maga ine correspondent who came to from Bataan last month vith wife after living with the eleaguered and Filipino orces defending the peninsula gainst the Japanese One of the brilliant staff of offi ers who served with General Douglas MacArthur in the Philip George accom anied MacArthur to Australia in is epic journey last month from 3ataan His distinguished service in the Philippines gained him his pronio on to brigadier general last Jan in Y was assigned to n March after command ng the pursuit group at Self idge He entered the Army as a mem er of the New York Nationa juard in 1916 during the Mexican order Turn to Page 2 One Hour Scare Puts Adrian On Gas Ration List For an hour or so today Adriar was scheduled to have gasoline ra tioning in a few weeks along wit the states on the Atlantic seaboar it was all a George superintenden of received a letter from John Com missioner of which stal ed that the schools and schoo teachers were to conduct the regis tration for the gasoline rationin program May 13 and It was the first report of plan for gasoline rationing in Michigan or in any other state other thai he seaboard so The Tele through the Associate checked the release with Mr Studebakers office in Washington It was found that an addresso raph machine had made a mistak which caused the letter to be sen o It was explained tha Michigan follows Massachusetts on the addressograph list and that Ad rian is the first Michigan Th machine went just one address to The letter was intended fo he eastern states LOSSES ARE STRESSED April 30 government agencies tressed reports of German man ower and aerial losses on the Rus an front although troop ositions were said to be essen ally The Moscow radio said seve egiments of the Nazi 5th division ermed the spring were ashed to pieces by the Red army 12 hours after they entered the The Soviet information bureau aid Russian troops wiped oul bout enemy officers anc en in two days of fighting on a of the central the molensk Seventyfive German planes were eported destroyed against loss of 14 Red a ratio 1 better than Fourteen German transport anes flying reserves from Koen East were shot own in a the Moscow radio Koenigsberg has been used as base for reinforcement of the 16th erman at Staraya on the Kalinin front north est of DOWNED JAP FLIERS KILLED BY AUSTRALIAN SAYS SAN April 30 Japanese fliers who attempt to sur being shot down are killed by their the Mel bourne radio saidlast night iri re interview with a young Australian fighter CBS heard the who has served with confirms the thoughtthat Japanese are killing their own men if they bail out of broadcast recent dog fight over the New Guinea this pilot was flying an Australian Kittyhawk fighter when a Japanese Zero was shot down into the sea in Then quoting Some minutes later we saw the Japanese pilot swimming toward shore from the wrecked An other Zero immediately dived and machinegunned the struggling pi who disappeared beneath the The Japanese are apparentiy going to desperate lengths to pre vent captured pilots from giving any information that would be val uable i 13 April 30 A midnight tornado ripped through southern Decatur county today killing 12 persons and injuring l others Two entire families were wipe out by the storm slashet through a farming area south o A fouryearold boy blown had not been found by rescuers The escaped damage The furious blast carried away livestock and farm build ings through an area half mile In several instances not a trace of the buildings In only splintered boards showed where homes and stock barns formerly One of the Dal was found on a creek her head and shoulders driven into the ground by the twist Her son her hus the third member of the fam ily was killed Gus his wife and daugh were killed in the wreckage of their 20 JAPANESE PLANES DESTROYED OR DAMAGED BY ALLIED AIR RAIDERS ALLIED Aus April 30 planes destroyed or damaged 20Japanese planes on the ground and started arge fires in an attack yesterday on an enemy air base at New it was announced officially The assault was disclosed in an allied communique which also re ported that Japanese planes had attacked Port New three times yesterday but tiad done only minor In addition to the attack allied planes also made a relatively ight raid on the Japanese base at capital of Dutch the bulletin Repprtirig onthe situation in the allied headquarters said the Japanese had landed rein orcements from five transports at arang on the west short of Min danao in a de ermined effort to crush the small American and Filipino forces which still are maintaining gallant re sistance The Tokyo radio reported today hat Japanese forces had complet ed occupation of both Parang and a short distance The retreating defenders left both owns the Japanese de Corregidor the commui qu6 again underwent heavy jombing yesterday and the sur rounding islands were extensively The guns of the forts answered the Japanese silenc ing three batteries and destroying a truck the Luzon headquarters No change was reported in the ituation of Panay where American and Filipino forces also are continuing Action Regulating Trailers I Likely at June Session Action by the Lenawee countj board of supervisors to contro trailers and squatter dwelling by war workers in the vicinity o war production plants and else where is seen as the result of meeting of four township supervi sors to discuss the problem las The meeting was called by th Adrian Chamber of Commerce t call attention to the recent ordi nance passed by the city commis sion which will prevent the pro miscuous and unrestricted develoj ment of inadequate housing facili ties in The view is tha such dwellings and trailer camp will spring up the surrounding beyond even the contro of the strict state trailer cam when the ordinance become effective July Raisin and which li adjacent to the ar bu at night the su the entire be ihclud ed in the regulations The join actioa of five neighborhood town ships might only pass the troubli on to the next adjoining townships Billings secretary of the Chamber of was the quested to write to Washtenaw county authorities who have en acted a measure of similar purpose and copies will be furnished to the county supervisors for The proposals will then be considerec it the June of the county Holloway Sawyer of Palmyra William Newell of Willis Hoore of Adrian and John Cal loun of Raisin township were pres ent at the John Os borne of Madison township was not present The city ordinance regulates es ablishment of trailers in back yards and vacant lots in the city and stipulates that only commer cial and industrial zones are open o the temporary accommodation if trailers in Striking Coke Oven Workers Return To Jobs Today April 30 OP CIO coke oven employees returned a work at the Bethlehem Steel Companys big plant here their twoday walkout ended under an arrangement calling for swift action by the War Labor Board on heir demands for a wage The strikers unanimously approv the settlement last night at a mass meeting after a conference ietween the company and rought about by Harry abor consultant for the War Pro uction Roulfs and James sub egional of the said n a joint statement the wage dis ute would be referred to the War Labor Board with priorty over all ther cases for an immediate deci The coke oven workers are de manding a cents an hour in rease in wages ranging upward rom 72 cents an They said iey tried for 11 months to get the aise and were tired of claimed other steel companies rere paying 10 to 20 cents an hour more for similar The SWOC reported the strike irew out of work yesterday E the plants but he company put the number at Actual strikers were esti mated by the union at 700 and by le company at The walkout had cut off the sup ly of byproduct gas and coke to rolling mills and bias Sid ey company the shutdown caused an irre laceable loss of tons of steel gots in the blast He said le men were returning at the ime rate of pay but without loss f with the whole ques on of wages to go before the la or i Children Can Not Get Sugar Cards For Their Parents George superintenden of said today that Adrian teachers are getting inquiries by the hundreds from parents askin ifit will be possible JTor their chil to register for the family a the sugar consumer registration next The answer is Governmen regulations prohibit any registra tions by persons under the age o 18 they are N child may register either for him self or for any member of his fami any adult in the fami ly may register for the entir The registration will be held a five of the citys elementary schools starting next Monday and continu ing through Elementary schools will be closed during tha FOR BEAJNG mm Monroe Judge Refuses to Ac cept Guilty Plea Special to Tie Telegram April 20 years formerly o Toledo and Somerset township in Monroe was arrested yes terday afternoon for feloniously as saulting Lela 42 year Keller was arrested in a barn near Ida where officers found him Arraigned this morning befor Judge Clayton Golden at Mon roe he pleaded guilty but Judg Golden refused to accept the pie when Keller said he didnt remem her anything about the H is being held at the Monroe jai on bond of According to officers Keller who had been working for the las five days on the farm of James father of en tered Millers bedroom abou 5 oclock yesterday at tempted to assault her and the hit her over the head with a col chisel when she Mrs Miller suffered scalp wounds an a slight She is a patien in Mercy Hospital at Monroe and her condition is reported to be fair fJpYDUCE Says Food Situation in Italy Is 30 that In his Tues day conference with Fascist pre fects the assailed a cer ain lack of discipline in addition o discussing the problems of food transportation The La com nenting on the said the food which already was has now worsened because of the necessity to aid peoples o the occupied The food Mussolini tolc he involved the difficul ty of transportation and Jlus the fact that in the past year a mediocre harvest forced adopt ion of especially bread a level so low as to almosi touch the The secondary cause of uneas Mussolini was said to have is cheating and the lack of discipline of certain These he had been and will continue to be inexora ly They are considered traitors and will be shown no The countrys total Mus solini must be directed at he war To this civi mobilization of labors will be con idered a military with hose failing to respond being call d before a military BULLETINS April SO Jy a single vote the House Naval Committee tabled today a measure to limit war lifl he statutory week limit from 0 to 48 hours and freeze the sta us quo of closed and open shops or the duration of the The vote was IS to and came hortly after chairman Vinson CD la told the members that the American people are going to have omething to say about this racket ering in war plants and in labor in every congressional dis trict in the nation in the Novem er The action backed up President toosevelts message to Congress earlier this week that no labor leg slation was necessary at this April 30 gigantic air battle between he RAF and the Nazis was fought ut this afternoon feet over he northern French Watchers on the cliffs at Folke tone followedthe dogfights high above the Cap Gris Nez and Bou ogne by the twisting threads of va or Heavy explosions echoed across Dover It was impossible to count the lanes but at one oint the vapor streaks extended ver an area of several April 30 the Burmese back oor to fell to the Japanese Vednesday after a battle in which oth sides suffered heavy ie Chinese high command an ounced Both old and new Lashio have but a battle still is continu ngin the vicinity of a ommunique Twelve Japanese tanks were listed as i ALLIES Japanese Standing at Most Important Back Door to China MANDALAY THREAT GRAVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30 With the Japanese invader standing at head of the Burma Road the most important back door to the whole Burma defense was menaced today with enemy envelopment and another major reverse for the United The threat to and now outflanked never was Fierce fires were reported rag ing at indicating that Bur mese fifth column incendiarists had risen that the Japanese actually had penetrated the town from outlying or that the Allies giving Lashio up for were putting place to the At least some of the leaselend supplies which the Burma Roads overburdened truck transport had failed to move on into China were known to have been A Chinese army spokesman said this was the fate of supplies remaining after the bulk had been carried CA wellinformed London source said that the Japanese actually were astride the Burma evi dently north of separating the bulk of Chinese fighters in Burma from the British imperials and Chinese reinforcements which have been fighting on the western He said the British now must withdraw rapidly northward to es cape envelopment and to guard the way to he add the Allies might try to reunite through desperate counterattacks the British by thrusting from the and the Chinese from the northeast Minor Rghtinsr A Chinese spokesman said that there was only minor fighting oa the Central and Western in the Sittang and Irrawaddy River valleys but that a Chinese force still was engaging the Japanese around 85 miles south of and that another Chi nese force was attacking eastward 60 miles east of This latter force with suf ficient the Jap anese Lashio by cutting their communications her siia7but he in this war of swift movement anr that the Japanese would have the choice of proceeding on northward toward the Chinese border or swinging west to encircle Manda With the invaders already at La 135 miles northeast of Man dalay on the Burma Chinese quarters agreed the situation was extremely Advices from the however declared Joseph hardbitten American commander of the Chinese forces in was determined to contest every foot of ground and military circles expressed the belief that he would be favored by the increasing ly rough terrain which lies ahead of the One bright sight to the picture was provided by the announcement that the Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group had scored a smashing new victory over the Japanese air shootinz down 22 of 24 planes which at tempted to raid Lpiwing on tha YunnanBurma No AVG Losses The Chinese Central News said he remaining two Japanese planes had been damaged and probably faded to reach their The AVG flier did not lose a single plane m the which took place it was Loiwing is the site of one of Chi na s few warplane factories a lant organized by William Paw ley of New The town also is known as In penetrating to the Jap anese accomplished a northward advance of approximately 170 miles from LoUem in four Only yesterday morning reports reaching Chungking had placed tha invader at 50 miles south of La Turn to Page 13 ORLANDO April so OB TWO army fliers from Michigan Privates William Wimf of Hol and and Brown of Detroit were killed along with five others when a bomber and a pursuit ship collided flight nine miles west of here Privates Wimf and Brown were members of the bomber crew of ix attached to MacDffl Field at The pursuit plane was from the Orlando air Wreckage of the bomber fell into an orange The pursuit ship ame to earth two miles Soth planes Army officers identified the other lead as Second Lieutenant Robert pilot of the pursuit ship Second Lieuten ant Ernest Second Lieutenant Joseph Texas Second jeutenant Richard and Private ;