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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Detafb oa Fw TwoJ MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Pumping Station and Main Lock Gate Destroyed at St France BRITISH LOSSES HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March which British Commandos inflicted at St Nazaire in a daring raid Sat urday should cripple that German base for a year and curtail Uboat activities in the North Atlantic for some a wellinformed source said Any submarines in the basin pro bably were left high and ex perts by destruction of the pumping station and the main lock while those now at sea will have to return to other They visualized the possibility that constant bombing of Naza ire by the RAF might make re pairs so difficult the Germans would be forced to concentrate their underseas raiders elsewhere at Lorient or Survivors of the Commandos who carried out the raid received a heroes welcome on their return home yesterday and their exploit was generally acclaimed as one of the most spectacular in British military with the famous World War assault on Zee Although it was acknowledged the percentage of British losses in casualties probably was of ficial reports on the outcome of the raid pictured it as a great suc Old Warship Used German assertions that defense batteries had thwarted the main purpose of the raid iy sinking the former American Buch before she could be rammed into the main lock of basin with her five ton load of explosives were flatly On the a communique the by the British the rammed the center of the lock gate so hard that she came to a stand still only when the bridge was ab reast the gate A graphic account of this ex ploit was given by Gordon exchange telegraph correspondent who accompanied the British for ces and reported that the Cambel town went to her appointed end with guns blazing She defied German mines and concentrated fire from shore batteries until she crashed through boom defenses and charg ed the dock he Holman said the British naval forces apprpached Nazaire while the RAF was bombing the German flak rose into the sky in staccato bursts as we entered the estuary of the he de Tracer shells went up on either side of forming a strange archway Suddenly two powerful search lights swept the picking up leading The Germans fired a burst of Then came another and a more continuous which the Campbeltown an In a second the whole river was covered with a fantastic criss cross pattern of The Campbeltown continued on her way under constant fire from both sides of the river and a motor gunboat and blazed her way past the last barrier before the en trance of the Piles Into Gates The Campbeltown finished her last journey magnificently by shooting up a German flak ship which she left in flames before speeding up to about 20 knots for the charge into the She piled herself up on them with the sureness of a ferret diving into a Holmans story was borne out by a member of the Campbel towns who was at a gun station as the ately known to the British tars as Old into the har The engine room crew carried on until after the Campbeltown had crashed into the dock and right up to the end they gave her steam for 20 he Turn to Page 7 Program By Home Economics Committee In Afternoon The program to be presented Thursday afternoon at the meeting of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange at the Gorman Grange hall is being arrenged by the home eco nomics committee of which Fred Morse of Jasper is the The general theme of the pro gram which is open to the public and will begin at is The farm woman in relation to Genevieve home ad viser of the will discuss Nu trition in Relation to Perry Hayden of Tecumseh will speak on Victory Gardens and Mackenzie of chairman of the home service de partment cf the Red will tell of the work of that The program also will include mu sic by members of the Gorman and Rollin Granges and a monologue by Cora Craig of The business session under the direction of James Marr will open at EXPLOSION WRECKS ARSENAL series of explosions and fires ruined a brick building of the Remington Arms Company plant at one of the Easts vital arsenals of war and injured more than 50 This picture shows smoke coming up from the build il MIS DIES Prominent In City Club and Social Activities Florence Hooker wife of Richard P Watts of 720 West Maumee died Sunday morning at oclock in Bixby lospital where she was operated on March 18 for acute After a few days encouraging recuperation complications develop ed and in spite of a second opera tion Saturday evening and a blood transfusion death occurred Sunday daughter of the late Herbert Hooker and Mary was born 39 years ago in received her early education in Chicago and at Linden later becoming a special student at the University of Illin Her marriage to cashier of the Lenawee County Savings took place in Chi cago October On coming to Adrian she immediately became a popular member of the younger married group and with her warmth of cordiality and vivid per sonality made many On the death of her motherin she became hostess of the old Watts home on West Maumee capably as suming its management and radiat ing its traditional With characteristic enthusiasm she entered many activities in the city and socially she was always with was prominent in the Adrian the Lenawee Country Club and since our entrance into war became allied with the Red Cross and Civilian Defense But always her first interest was in her her her daughter Sally and her two Richard Watts and Robert Watts was a member of the First Presbyterian She served as president of the Kappa Epsilon Sorority one term and recently became a member of the newly organized Emma Bixby Hospital Only the night before she was operated on she was on duty at the hospital in charge of the card index for Surviving beside her husband and are her Mary Hooker now seriously ill in the home of her other Margaret Janata of Cham one sister and one brother Archer Hooker of The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at oclock in the Mott Funeral the George Prentice officiat The burial will be in Oak wood Shooting Japs Down Says Navy Ace Editors task force of the Pacific fleet was attacked by 20 Japanese bombers in the southwest Pacific 20 and not more than one of the attackers sur From the engagement there emerged a new air hero who fi nally was cornered long enough to abit about it By WENDELL WEBB PEARL March 30 was certainly way Lieut Edward Butch OHare told All he had done was tackle nine twinengined Japanese bombers He had bagged six of maybe You you just kind of go in there his voice trailed away and he gestured resignedly because such a fuss was being The scene was the officers quar ters and OHare was being asked just how come he took off from the carrier in a singleseater fighter plane and in less than ten minutes later had sent probably 40 Japanese fliers and a halfmillion dollars worth of enemy planes crashing into the Turn to Page 9 All Adrian air raid wardens have been asked to report at the senior high school auditorium on Church Street tonight at oclock for the first of a series of four lessons in Red Cross first aid planned this The instruction in first aid has been arranged by city air raid and Red Cross officials as the first step in the training of the Other lessons will be held Wednes Thursday and Friday Ill The James Morton Will Open Series at Baptist Church Union services for congregations of Adrian churches will be held during Holy Week The services from tonight through Thursday night will be held at the Baptist with the Morris Goers The first service tonight will be gin at 8 oclock with the James pastor of the Epis cipal church delivering the ser Special music will be pre sented by the choir of the Presby terian The John pastor of the Methodist will deliver the sermon Tuesday and the choir of the Church of Christ will be Wednesday night the sermon will be delivered by the Arthur Valentine of the Tpledo Street Church of Christ and the Metho dist church choir will A union Communion service will be held Thursday night with the Morris Coers Music will be furnished by the Bap tist Union Good Friday services will be held from 12 to 3 oclock at the Episcopal with music by the Episcopal Horton will conduct the Service of Inter cession from 12 until The Seven Last Words of Christ will be the subject of sermons by various members of the The first word will be discussed by the George Prentice of the Presbyterian The sec ond word will be the subject for the John Norman MacNaughton of Adrian College will speak on the the Arthur Valentine will speak on the the Peter of the French Street United Breth ren church the the Mil ton Coleman the and the Coers the District Winners Announced By Armstrong Winners in the annual district spelling contests for Lenawee coun ty rural schools were announced today by county school Four pupils from each district were se lected compete county afternoon in the Adrian high school The district contests were held at 21 different These con tests were written but the finals Thursday will be The four winners from each district are qualified for the finals are Adrian Adrian 2 Wayne Adrian 2 Doris Adrian and Francis Adrian Blissfield township Arlene Blissfield 7 Norma Jean Blissfield 7 Rob ert Blissfield 7 and Catharine Blisfield 3 Cambridge Winners Cambridge township James Cambridge 1 Sath Cambridge 9 Ivalo Ren Cambridge 9 and Louise Cambridge Deerfield Deerfield 6 Mary Deerfield 3 Anita Deerfield 2 and Betty Deerfield 2 Dover township Violet Dover 4 Ruth Dover 4 Doris Dover and Cecil Dover Fairfield Kish Fairfield 6 Harry Fen Fairfield 3 Franklin Fairfield 4 Marvel Fairfield 5 Franklin May Bol Franklin 6 Ruth Ann Franklin 9 Shirley Franklin and Joanne Franklin Turn to Page 7 Japs Hurl More Troops at Out numbered Chinese March 30 The battle of Toungoo appearec today to have entered a critical with the Japanese hurling more and more troops against al ready outnumbered Chinese forces desperately to hold that eastern anchor of the Burma de fense The Chinese acknowledged of ficially yesterday that repeated as saults by superior Japanese forces had compelled their troops to aban don part of the city and withdraw to positions along the railway run ning northward to Chinese re mained in control of the east sec tion of the with the Japanese in control of the western the communique The bulletin indicated that heavy fighting was continuing and spoke of severe attacks by heavily re inforced Japanese forces which hat penetrated to a position northwest of Though the exact situation was not dispatches from the front indicated that the Chinese forces reported encircled several days ago still were maintaining communi cations with the north along the Mandalay railroad and had a possi ble route of retreat PEOPLE OF Offer Stipulates That Self Rule Must Wait Until After the War Is Over PLANMAY BE ACCEPTABLE By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March A charter for ambi tion for which India long has ought and in the hands of her people today to accept or reject The final triumph for the cause of contentious nhabltants of the great subconfi nent still on three First was the stipulation in Brit ains announced yesterday by Sir Stafford her emis of freedom to that self rule must wait until after the war even threatens her vith India must decide that the offer of Britains war cabinet is ac And her bickering patchwork of minorities must work out a formu a to make independence a working The first indication was that he British plan would be accept able although Mohandas Gand the wizened little leader in ivhom Indias struggle has become was reported as wary the proposal would keep In dia from attaining full political in New Indian Union In Sir Staffords announce ment envisaged a new Indian un ion after the war which would be a dominion within the British em pire with the if it to Until the wars vast Indias defense would remain under British control and Britain would expect her people to mar shal all their manpower and re sources to beat off the enemy al ready based in the Andaman Is lands and in Sir Staffords outline held forth the possibility of two autonomous for the Mos a big and the other for the dominant Hin States or provinces which do not adhere to the new constitu he could agree on a sep arate constitution which Britain would recognize as having the same full statusas the Indian un would be ah Indian constitution al congress with which Britain would sign a treaty to cover all necessary matters arising out of the complete transfer of responsi bility from British to Indian the emissary it would make provision in accord ance with undertakings given by His Majestys government for the protection of racial and religious Cripps Cheerful Speaking at a press conference after another day of conferences with Indian leaders he made him more cheerful and in creasingly Sir Stafford made clear that the offer was tentative as He said it was only a declaration of what Britains policy would be if it met with sufficiently gener al and favorable acceptance from various sections of Indian opin The Indians have a choice of all or Sir Stafford stated scheme goes through as a or is rejected as a He promised an explanation of the plan to the people in a broad cast The favorable besides his own was the belief in political circles that the left and right wing leaders in the A1I ndia Congress would combine in favor of the The Moslem second largest of Indias organized was expected generally also to sup port Gandhi was one of the Indian leaders with whom Sir Stafford talked yesterday as he neared the limit of his time set for the end of the Others were Pan dit Govind Belabh Pant and former premiers of the Unit ed Provinces and of March 30 XP The Treasury proposed today three iberalizations of the present fami y expense deductions in computing individual income Randolph tax adviser to Secretary told the House Ways and Means Commit tee that in view of the increases in tax rates which the present sit uation necessitated these changes would be desirable Medical deduc Allied Attacks And Floods Push The Japanese Back 27 Miles In New Guinea liberalization of Family Expense Income Tax Deductions Proposed Accused of Stirring Up Discord Among People March 30 Representative Dies sought today to oust from the Board of Economic Warfare a group of officials he asserted were Communistminded a statement which Vice President Wallace angrily challenged as worthy of an Axis The Texan made public a letter to Wallace last night contending that at least 35 high officials of the board had been connected with Communist front groups and demanding that they be removed from their He named eight whose salaries range from to who is chairman of the quickly retorted that it would be more seemly if Dies and others of his kind with an intense itch for publicity will use their great talents to help the United Nations to win this rather than stir up discord among patriotic Dies devoted three pages of his letter to one employee of the a who he said envisaged a nudist society where in the sexes would mingle un clothed in workshop and T8urn to Page 2 ion should be allowed for extra medical expenses that are in excess of a specified percentage of net The amount allowed under such a de duction be limit ed to some specified maximum Credit for dependent chil dren should be revised to allow a credit for children between the ages of 18 and 21 who are in at tendance at Additional credit where wife earns the wife works outside the additional lousehold expenses usually are in curred which are not present where the wife is able to devote her full time to the maintenance of the For this it is suggested that an additional credit be provided as follows There should be allowed as a cred it against the tax upon the family an amount equal to 10 per cent of the wifes Such should not exceed A similar credit should be allowed where a person occupying the stat us of head of the such as a Paul said during questioning by committee members that the Treasury believed that medical ex penses up to five per cent of nel income are normal medical expens es with anything up to 500 overall deductible as ex traordinary He emphasized that we don1 want to open the door for the or dinary medical expenses that go along with every family but we are concerned only with extraor dinary medical illUBOAT Admiral King May Be Called In Inquiry InterAmerican Defense Mapped March W Representatives of the armed forces of the American republics met here today for the Inaugural session of the interAmerican defense board established to map plans for the defense of the The with Secretary of Navy Secretary of War Stimson and General George army chief of as principal spotlighted the strategic importance of hemisphere collaboration in the battle against the In another Ezequiel foreign minister of arrived for important conferences on MexicanUnited States He was met at the station by Un dersecretary of State S u m n e r Mexican Ambassador Fran cisco Castillo Najera and other highranking The officers of the armed in uniforms of the navy and air corps of their came here at summons of the Rio de Janeiro conference of foreign min Twentyone republics were March 30 The Navys antisubmarine cam paign in the Atlantic came under the scrutiny of Congress today anc Chairman WalsK saic the Senate Naval Affairs Commit tee probably would call Admiral Ernest commander in chief of the for an inquiry into ef fectiveness of counter Walsh told reporters the com mittee had received many requests to look into the organization of surface and air patrols which have been combatting the Axis under sea maurauders which have sunk some 70 merchant vessels since they invaded coastal and Caribbean waters after the United States dec laration of I think committee members want to be satisfied that everything possible is being done to eliminate this Walsh If Ad miral King can spare thetime from his I would like to have him come before the committee and tell us confidentally what is being Walsh said that the committees move to inquire into the counter submarine campaign should not be looked upon as presaging criticism of navy efforts thus Turn to Page 9 Pit BLASIiLSTHE 4 Others Believed Blown to Bits March 30 nail hammered into a box of cartridge primers was blamec today for the explosion at the mu nitions plant of the Remington Arms Company here in which three persons were killed and four others were believed to have been blasted to Eighty other most of them were injured Sat urday when the explosion ripped apart the twostory packing house which contained a large store of rimfire and other The bodies of two women and a man were removed from the ruins last night and those of the women were identified tentatively as Mrs Ellen Hanson and Miss Katherine The body of the man could not be identified Searchers also reported finding small fragments of other believed to have been those of the two men and two women still list ed as The sabotage theory was dis counted yesterday by an official company statement which saic that officials were convinced1 that the blast originated in the packing section of the building where military ammunition prim ers were beineboxed Germans Attack Convoy On Way to Murmansk BERLIN From German Broad March 30 nav al joining Nazi bombers in a fierce sea fight against a strong ly guarded for Mur sank a transpor carrying tanks and ammunition from New York to the Russian damaged a British cruiser and lost one German thi high command said The scene of the action appar ently was the Arctic Oceon North and the naval battle occurred in a dawn blizzard the day after an aerial attack on the convoy which the high commam said yesterday caused heavy dam age to a British destroyer and four After the new comniun iqu6 a naval battle de veloped with superior ene my guarding forces which consist ed of cruisers and A torpedo hit was scored on a British cruiser of the Town class the effect of which could not be observed because of a One German destroyer was losi in the heavy A great part of its crew was saved by other German destroyers after these had forced aside an enemy destroyer group in artillery Labor Union Shakedowns Charged March 30 Senator Reed RKan told the Senate today that workers on war and defense projects had been forc ed to pay at least in fees to labor Turn to Page 7 Late Bulletins March 30 defenders of the road to Mandalay have counter attacked Japanese troops at the eastern anchor of the Allies Burma recapturing Nangyun and Kyungon airfield 11 miles north of a Chinese communique declared March 30 OP The White House said today Presi dent Roosevelt had signed legisla tion to increase the limit of the fed eral debt to The old limit was The budget bureau has indicate that most of the in new borrowing power will be utilized March 30 prices spurted 10 to 20 cents a hundred pounds hitting new 16 year in response to a small strong wholesal pork quotations and disclosure tha the government last week purchas ed a record quantity of pork ani Choice hogs sold for a hundred the best price swine have brought in the Iocs market since Aver age price rose to about high est since 10 PER CENT OF JAP 48 Bombers and Fighters Lost In Recent Aus tralian Reports By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Marcl forces have made a 27mile withdrawal in New Gui nea as the result of floods rolling down the mountainsides of the Vlarkham Valley and their position s further menaced by heavy Amer ican and Australian air blows which have crippled a tenth of heir cruiser Aus tralian war reports said Japans recession from the high point of her invasion Australias1 juter islands was marked by Air Minister who de lared that in addition to her losses she had suffered de struction of 48 bombers and fight srs in recent Military quarters in London said official Allied reports list 025 Japanese planes destroyed since Pearl This would be from a fourth to a sixth of the Japanese force These achieved with comparatively small forces are no longer to be regarded as merely of tactical he They have made a marked stra tegical difference to the Dispatches from Port the New Guinea anchor end of the great barrier reef defenses of northeastern told of the Japanese withdrawal in the Mark ham Flatlands Inundated A downpour inundated theflat lands along the River and its the Jap anese were attempting to establish many subsidiary air and forced the Japanese to withdraw from most of the these dis patches As a Japans Guinea forces now were centered at Salamaua and Finschhaven on the where they landed March 8 and succeeding Their great est penetration of the valley had been to the dispatches the wet season in New Guinea is just As a Ja pans painful occupation of the valley has been made a fruitless This meant that four or five cruisers had been destroyed or put out of since Japan is esti mated to have had 40 or 50 cruis ers to begin In addition she has lost numerous cruisers in the Netherlands off Wake Island and in other war In addition to the 48 Japanese bombers and fighters destroyed or probably destroyed over Australia and surrounding islands in recent Drakeford said at least 15 others had been Previous estimates have placed Japans lasses around the Austral ian islands at upwards of 50 including transport and cargo ves and thousands of Little Accomplished Drakefords announcement and the New Guinea withdrawal em phasized the weakening of Japans aerial blows in recent days and the that despite her she has been able to accomplish little in the last three Turn to Page 10 March 30 240 persons were killed in the first Japanese raid on Darwin on February Prime Minister John Curtin reported to Deaths in Darwin itself totaled The other victims were in the harbor or in air The prime minister was report ing on the inquiry by Justice Charles Lower into the surprise Japanese The justice was asked to investigate after there had been criticism of conditions in Dar win and some comparisons with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor It is definite that the number killed on land and sea and in the air will not exceed Curtin That figure may be reduced but it wont be increased when more waterside workers communicate with the railways commissioner or with shipping agents who employed The interests of security had prevented me from stating previ ously the number killed and drowned in the harbor or on the report confirms information published earlier that deaths in the town numbered only Damage i the town itself was very There is no reason to suspect espionage as the capse of the There was JUST A MISTAKE The chiefs car of the Adrian fire department was called to the Sam Thompson residence at 120 oclock this afternoon when Mr Thompson thought he saw a There was no fire and firemen re turned to the engine ;