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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan WPB ASKS WORK BEGIN ON HOUSES ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weather Details on Page Two MAY 1942 HOW JAPS MIGHT STRIKE AT SUPPLY ROUTE Chamber of Commerce Noti fied That 100 Houses Must Be Under Way By 1 PRICE RANGE IS FIXED Swift action in the beginning of the construction of new houses in Adrian under the provisions of the federal Housing Administration i and under the authority of the War Production which recently designated the city as a defense is required by the ac cording to notice received by secretary of the Adrian i Chamber of j One hundred new houses must be j under construction not later than September If this progress hasj been then it will be only a Pacific Ocean U1DWM HAWAIIAN ISLANDS s GASOLINE AMOA AUSTRALIA OF TAXES for the construction of 100 more to relieve the shortage of housing fa cilities near the war production Instructions received concerning the new construction stipulate that 20 houses must be built to sell for or Forty houses must be built to sell from to and 40 more may be built to sell from to j Defense workers have first chance either to purchase or to build the new houses and business and civic leaders of the city are en couraging private enterprise to take care of the entire quota of 100 in order to forestall the di rect intercession of government authorities to speed the Rental rates for the new house are also stipulated in the defens housing Houses cost ing up to are to rent for per Those from t are to rent from to per and those costing be tween and are to ren from to per The stipulations also state that part o the 100 houses may be built fo rental and part for The new houses must be buii within walking distance of the war production and in any even they must be not more than two miles from the city All houses that are built must have the approval of the Federal Housing Administration regarding their specifications and While the prospect of the imme diate construction of housesin the city promise at least partial re lief of the housing civic leaders are recognizing neces sity for the formulation of a build ing code to regulate local Their view is that the marked in crease in population due to war production should be anticipated by enacting a code which will guaran tee long term benefits to the This maP indicates the three main directions in which Washington observers foresee possible Japan ese thrusts against the American supply line to Japanese warships and troop transports were reported concentrating at the island of from which they might strike at New where American forces landed recently the naval station or the Hawaiian All of these bases protect the supply whose general direction is indicated by dotted IS Adrian Grade Schools Will Be Open Hour Later Tues day Afternoon Final plans were being complet ed today by the Lenawee county war rationing board for the open ing of the consumer sugar registra tion The to be carried out at various school buildings in the is to con tinue Wednesday and Rural school teachers gathered In the court house this morning get their supplies and receive in structions on the Every person in the county is to register next and the final figures are expected to give a fair ly accurate count of the countys Only those over 18 years of age may but one member may register for an en tire War ration stamp which will be used for the purchase of sugar from will be is sued after applications are Every person will have to state the amount of sugar on and any individual having six pounds or over will not be given stamp book rationing regulations pro The vide for a halfpound of sugar a Stamps are each good for two and must be used in specified The five elementary schools in Adrian which are handling the reg istration all will remain open an hour later than usual Tuesday aft ernoon to accomodate families whose adult members are working daring the regular School Superintendent George Little said Little asked that those fam ilies who found it impossible to register during the regular hours appear at their grade school build ing between and oclock Tuesday Regular hours of registration In Adrian are to be from to 12 oclock in the morning and to oclock In the The five schools handling the registra tion are the and Washing If one person registers for an entire he must be prepared to give the color of eyes and hair and age of each member of the family along with the exact amount of sugarthe family has on But Could Draft Them to Re place Single Men In Factories May 2 Family men would be exempt from combat branches of the army bu could be drafted into war factories to replace single workers in uni form under a new proposal todaj by an influential member of the Senate Military Affairs Senator Johnson who introduced the War Department bill for allowances to soldiers de suggested this change in the He said the sub committee which he heads probably would be called upon decide whether dependency of relatives should continue to be considered a cause for deferment from army As presently drawn the bill would provide federal payments for the maintenance of dependents of family men who upplemented by fromVlh Committee members saj3tie of such Congressrwouldbe apt to eliminate dependency cause of r deferment from military employment in an essential war job as the only basis deferment of men who were physically fit Johnson told reporters such ac tion might result in serious social You will have a lot of married men with families in the and you will have a lot of single men earning a day or more he Fear Staggering Expense The cost of supporting the de pendents of married men who were called into the service was likely to assume staggering Johnson On the other said this excessive outlay could 3e avoided by channeling these men into essential war jobs and putting men with no dependents in the fighting so long as there were enough of the latter group avail Some dislocation might be caus Johnson in training mar ried men from other occupations o replace single men in war He insisted this would not be seri ous if the change were made The subcommittee chairman had asked selective service officials to furnish estimates on he number of men who would be affected by passage of legislation providing federal family allowance As now monthly taken from the ay of the To this the ederal government would add 520 Tor a wife with no for a wife with one child and ad If there was no would be providet Tor the first child and for each For class B the government would pay for one iach for brother or If an enlisted hac class A he could add 5 to the amount taken from his If he chose and it would go to class B Social security officials have ask ed for flexible authority to supple nent dependency payments on a basis of but Johnson anc ither committee members protest ed that adoption of such a provision would be tantamount to writing a blank Some committee members said f such a system were the ost of family allowances might easily exceed the cost of maintain ing the Shotgun Shell Exploded By Lawnmower Special to The Telegram May John Fry suffered painful injuries Wed nesday evening in a most unusual Fry was mowing the lawn at her home when the lawnmower picked up a shotgun The shell the chargi striking her in the abdomen and She was not seriously injured and is recovering at her VARGAS INJURED RIO DE May 2 resident Getulio suffered uts which required hospital at ention in an automobile accident resterday while enroute fromnear y Petropolis to Guahabara Palace The Chief was taken o the palace andtreated Carlos a hospital An official announcement said automobile was in colli withanother onasuburban treet Fire On Suspicious Planes Far Down On Australias East Coast ALLIED May MacArthurs jeadquartefs disclosed today that two suspicious iVwarplanes which flew far down Australias east coast over the port of Townsville were fired on by antiaircraft batteries yesterday while Allied airmen again were raining bombs on the enemy airdrome at New As American and Australian planes kept up their daily assaults on Japanese bases threatening Aus a correspondent of the Mel bourne Herald warned that the Allied airforce was facing heavy odds and urgently needed more men and bombs in order to feep strategic Port New The planes sighted over Towns about 700 milesbelow Cape Australias northeasternmost were not identified and the communique said attempts to in ercept them were The planes were at an altitude of about feet in a cloudless for aerial photography or The whole region around Townsville immediately was put on the alert for a possible air raid or invasion The bulletin announcing the Gas mata raid also reported de struction of two Japanese planes over New In the Corregidor fortress was reported undergoing intensive air and artillery bom On Mindanao island to Japanese troops which landed several days ago at Cotabato on the west coast were reported moving inland and attempting to cross the Rio Grande Air Forces Continue to Batter Hitlers Machine War May 2 OP The Red navys Baltic fleet has sunk its 115th Axis a German and Rus sian land and air forces have furth er battered Hitlers war the Russians said The information bureau reported destruction of the German trans port in a communique broadcast from This following up a May Day ra dio announcement that 447 German including a battleship and a had been sent to the bot tom of the Baltic in the effort to sever GermanFinnish communica tions and cut the flow of troops to northern The toll presumably covered the full course of the GermanRussian The announcement did not say army men the Kalinin the scene bitter Lake were said tohave killed 900 invaders in wb days of which Stalin has said must end with de eat of the German Fascist armies Behind German lines on the Len ngrad the Moscow radio declared Germans had een killed or wounded and 248 enemy planes destroyed by Russias military forces in April vas announced that guerrillas had eized a number of villages and re mised all enemy attempts to oust The State Conservation Depart ment has purchased the Finch arm directly west of the Walter Hayes state park at Wamplers Lake and will add the 80 acres to the park The purchase f the Finch which includes he Green Barn dance hall operat ed by Rex Wonder of Adrian for he last several now gives the state park 550 acres of he State according o Sherman park superinten has not decided on what dis osition to of the Green Wonder is planning to perate a dance hall at The Tow rs on Recently Gary rought back trees and irubs from the northern part of he state which are being planted in the Takes Bigger Cut of Norma Cuts War Gains to the Bone TO INCREASE SURTAXES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May new corporate tax program taking a bigger cut out of normal profits and slashing war profits to the bone was presented to Congress to day with the overwhelming approv al of the House Ways and Means Voted by the committee late yes the program would jump the tax on excess ex ceeding to a flat 94 per instead of the present gradu ated scale of 35 per cent on the first to 60 per cent on the excess above The committee also decided that the surtax added to the present normal tax of 24 per cent on cor porations with more than net income should be increased from the present 7 per cent to 16 per making a combined nor mal and surtax rate of 40 per cent Secretary Morgenthau had recom mended a combined rate of 55 per Statisticians said the excess prof its changes would produce about more from corpora but a resulting decrease in normal tax revenues plus an in creased surtax yield would cut that figure to about In asking in new Secretary Morgenthau had proposed that Congress impose more on cor In he asked a increase in taxes on individuals and increased excise levies amounting to Committee members termed the new and very The Wall Street Journal inter jreted the committees program as aking a larger slice of war profits than that proposed by the Treas and said also it would be less burdensome to companies whose earnings have not been helped by he The New York financial newspaper also described the plan as generally less severe than the Administrations corporation tax The committee made little change in the present method of computing excess profits taxes on an capital or average earn ings base riormai and But the members did double present specific excess profits for all cor porations and scaled downward the capital percentages allow ed the largest corporations as a credit against current Monday the committee will star considering less important corpor ate tax One involves th capital stock tax and the relate declared value excess profits ta and another the that th government retain some part 6 corporation taxes as a postwa nest Public Transportation Soon Working At Bomber Plant May 2 at the Ford Motor Company Willow Run Bomber who r side in Detroit and use preciou rubber in driving to wer assured today that public trans portation soon would be availabl probably next Samuel president the board of street railway com said bus service wou start as soonas we get on 300 27passenger vehicles o dered from the Ford We have assurance now tha we will have some busses ne Gilbert Until the Office of Defens Transportation decides on wha type of vehicle should be h the 27passenger bus f amilia on the citys streets would b placed in The ODT had objected tha jusses of this size were unsuite for a 1520 mile run and had sug Bested the use vehicle including converted auto harlawa This suggestion the Ford Com jany rejected with a statement tha iie tractorhauled trailer type o conveyance was not fit for hu man beings to ride and would no e permitted to enter the gates o the bomber Thomas ODT fiel said the 27passen jer busses might be approved b the federal government if certair specifications are Detailed plans for the Detroi Willow Run including th G Navy Men Wounded Or Missing Since War Started May 3 Navy announced today the loss ol and missing in the first four months of worldwide naval The casualty the first of the included Marine and CoastGuard personnel as parts of the navyand covered the period from Dec 7 to April 15 it summary Dead Missing Wounded 907 Total Officials said most of cas ualties resulted from direct action with the enemy but included some lost in accidents at the or onwar Natural deaths were not total may be increasedsomewhat by late arriving reports distant war The fourmonth total was half again fig ure for the entire World when some officers arid men were dlled in action or lost It included in adent The latestfigures on Pearl Starbor came from President Roosevelt several weeks ago and gave dead as navy men and 226 Other losses by the navy were in the bombing of the Cavite naval base on Manila which came shortly after the Pearl Harbor at and in numerous sea battles in both the Atlantic and the The large number of missing was not officially explained but was in terpreted as having resulted pri marily from the disappearance of American naval vessels during and after the battle for cruis Houston and the Edsall and Men lost in such fights as those at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines but whose deaths were never definitely proved likewise are counted as Prisoners Not lasted Prisoners were not included among the Officials said it was possible that some men counted as would eventual ly show up as prisoners but those who were captured by the Japanese may be reasonably assumed were not counted as Several weeks ago the navy issued a list of approximately of pre sumed Turn to Page 3 Faces 18 Years In Jail and In Fines May 2 of gold smuggling and conspiracy in a plot which the governmen contends resulted in more than worth of bullion being smuggled from Canada to the Uni ted aNew York City goli refiner faces a possible 18 year In prison in Bernard Kushner was foum guilty by a federal court jury yes terday on five of gold smug jling and one of S District court judge John fixed May 11 for sentencing am continued the 48yearold defend ants As the trial opened April four other Jack Rubin David and Harry al of New York and Charle pleaded guilty to conspiracy All but Abra hams testified as government wit Defense Counsel Samuel Os troff said last night an appeal would be Terming the ver dict a miscarriage of he maintained that the three defend ants who testified hoodwinked the jury into believing Kushner Judge Knight granted Ostroffs request for permission to reserve all motions to set aside the verdid until the scheduled sentencing date Assistant District Attorney Robert Hitchcock held that Kushner made more than annually as the result of smuggling activities over a fouryear period starting hi The the five men was returned in Jul ius and Abrahams were arrested at the International Peace Bridge iri Buffalo Oct and worth of gold bullion was The others were apprehended in New York Todays Map For a map of southeastern Rus which looms as a most im portant battle area with the ing turn to seven of todays Interruption of Raids Attrib uted to Bad Weather By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May bomb ng squadrons hit in force at Naz centers along the French coast b twilight yesterday and then re urned to their bases to spend econd night aground while Nazi raiders likewise remained at home Hundreds of planes Bostor Douglas bombcarryin Hurricanes and escorting fighte across the Eng ish Channel at dusk against th iort of the station and rail vay yards at St Omer and othe argets to follow up several small calesweeps by pursuit Coastal whom th grey cliffs of raid rs dotted the sky for miles i flight at altitudes between nd The Air Ministry said eight Brit lish fighters were missing from the days although th pilot of one was arid tha one German plane was known tc have been No bombers were the Air Ministry A tacit German bid for a truce in the crosschannel wa may have been indicated by the fact British ati thorities found nothing to report Nazi raids of the past week frankly labeled in Berlin as retal were apparently broken ofl after scattered actions over tht Southwest English coast early yes terday which were officially de clared to have caused little damagi and no serious British bombers had stayed a their bases Thursday night after hammering at German bases and supply centers in mass attacks for eight straight The in terruption was attributed here to bad weather over the continent Cessation of Nazi forays against Britain Turn to Page 6 TOKYO REPORTS RED SHIP TORPEDOED BY UNITED NATIONS SUB TOKYO From Japanese Broad casts May 2 Tokyo ra rio declared today the Russian merchant Angristroi torpedoed last night by a Uni ied States submarine or one of its allies and left in a sinking condi tion off the southwest coast of southernmost of the main Japanese The radio said the Jap enese Calcutta also was sunk a submarine yester day in nearby Torpedoing of the Russian ves it was disclosed by a Jap anese merchant ship which was re ported to have found it last night and rescued 50 members of the There has been no confirmation of this Tokyo report from any Rus sian or other nonAxis Whether true or of story would serve Japanese iropaganda purposes not only as an attempt to provoke RussianAmeri can friction but also to picture Rus ian ships as trading iri Japanese Late Bulletins 2 ffJohn agent in charge of the Fed ral Bureau of Investigation said today that Peter fazi flier who fled from a Cariad an concentration camp and cross id into the United States at De was captured Fridaynight fa San type ofbusses to be fare to be charged and how soon the city would discontinue bus service on routes paralleling street car are now The ODT has pursued a policy of withholding priority ratings for transportation where street cars and busses operate on parallel Fred general manager of the Department of Street Rail said seven loading stations would be provided on the Willow Run but these were not speci 17 PERSONS KILLED AS SLEEPER PLANE t All But One of 14 Passengers and Crew of 3 Die Instant Deaths CRASHS CAUSE UNKNOWN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE May 2 sleeper transport ploughed into a stormlashed ridge within sight of Salt Lake Citys airport late last killing 14 passengers and a crew of George Ben ton watch man at an inn on the highway about a mile below the site and first to reach the said one man lived for a few All including one apparently were instantly Scars on the ground indicated the United Airlines plane struck on the edge of a shallow gully near the summit of the approxi mately four and onehalf miles from the destination of the eastbound San Francisco trans Wreckage was scattered over a wide Some were thrown Others lay in the Bodies in the wreckage were charred by a gasolinefed fire that flared up as the big liner smashed against the rocky One entirely lay in the bottom of the untouched by One broken came to rest parallel to the The other pointed toward the The crash scene distance from Ensign Mormon pioneers climbed in 1947 for a glimpseofr then barren valley they had chosento Gearhart said he watched the plane circle and glide along ti headed for tl JAPANESE GUI IS airport Airlines officials said visi bilitywas Gearhart said light ram but th clouds were high and he could se the planes wing Sees Plane Hit I watched fly alon the mountain and saw it tell it hit the side of th mountain because the lights in th plane seemed to About two or three seconi after the plane there was luge flash and the plane began t Gearhart estimated it took 25 minutes to reach the H ound one man alive and tried i talk to Ithink the man knew I was there but he couldnt H opened his He was groanin and waving him I foun some blankets near the wreckag and covered him I looke around to see if anyone else was Finding Gearhart returne o the inn and called A winddriven sleet storm which bore out an earlier published fore vas east in progress on the moun ainside but the fire was clear risible from a long On light rain fell in the The ship had come in from San Francisco for a landing at Mountain War Time and was Circling the A crash crew rom the police and fir lepartment rescue crews wer HUickly on the City officers borrowed four wheel drive army trucks in an e ort to negotiate a roundaboi oad to bring out the Mu bogged down regular A guard was established throug the early No one could offer an explana lion of the crash but the Civ Xeronautics Board at Washingto rdered four investigators to th The airlines last passenger fa ality was on Sine hen the line has flown between and mile vithout accident and last year hac perfect record and received th afety award for major Salvage Pickups for Next Week Waste metal and rub ber collections in Adrian wifl be made week according to following schedule r e c i n c t one for two for paper and all that area west of Broad and StateStreets for metal and that area east of Broad and State Streets for metal and r e c i n c t six for Railroad and Highway Bridges South of Pocketed Blown Up By British FREE CHINA THREATENED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW May 2 Bridges carrying railroad and high way lines across the Myitnge River south of Mandalay and two spans of the famous Ava at the juncture of the Myitnge and the have been blown up by the a communiquS an nounced as the Japanese drew the strings on Burmas pock eted former r about 10 miles southwest of is at the confluence of streams on a big bend the Irrawaddy which flows roughly from north to The Myitnge flows westward down from the ala baster hills of the Shan Although the battle apparently was developing almost in the out skirts of the colorful city of Kip lings it had became a side show to the invaders northward drive from creating a grave new peril for free The communique said fighting still was continuing in and around 50 miles west of but that on the Manda lay front all British troops are be ing withdrawn from the position north of the During the enemys rapid pene tration the war from the Burma front the Japanese have carried out sys tematic and indiscriminate bomb ings of towns in central Burma which caused only negligible mili tary damage but set towns afire and inflicted severe civilian British Fall Back Mandalay actually was with the invaders now standing northwest as well as northeast of the city and the British falling systematically blowing up bridges and putting every possible barrier in the enemys The Tokyo radio reported this morning that Japanese troops al ready were in possession of Man but authoritative quarters in London said there was no im mediate confirmation from British or Chinese After 50mile withdrawal in the the main Rangoon Maridalay Railroadif rom the Meik tilaThazi British General Alexanders forces have linked up with forces in the forming a wide arc around Bur mas onetime The main defenses now are due west of Man dalay in positions behind a big bend in the Irrawaddy On the Lashio 150miles northeast of where Jap anese tank and infantry columns held the Burma Road ter and had pushed beyond to within 45 miles of Chinas hinter land only the knowledge that General Chiang KaiSheks forces were being heavily reinforc ed lightened an equally gloomy At last the Chinese were holding 22 miles northeast of Lashio along the Burma Once a tranquil little farming community capital of North Hsen wi the town was made im portant by the building of the Bur ma Road and development of near by lead and silver Once in Japanese Hsen wi would provide a springboard for a wide encircling movement to cut the railroad north of Mandalay and thus prevent any British re treat by that roue to far northern Burma and Advices from Chungking said some reinforcements already were opposing the Japanese above Lash but there no longer was any Joubt that the enemy was smash ing with the whole weight of greater eastward toward China rather than westward to ward Japanese Goal Uncertain Just where the Japanese would aim still was One Axis report even put free Chinas at the top of Ja Jaris list More was the heory that the having closed themain gate to China bv off Burma would try to sever the remote As sam another 400 miles north m Burma now more a lifeline or China than ever With the Burma Road lost and he Japanese blockading Chinas coastr Chungking has only three ossible overland avenues left for receiving essential supplies from The Assam Road is the ikeliest of The others are the Red Route aetween Siberia and Northwest which has provided only a trickle in recent and the lew Allied route from the Persian Julf through whose volume might be dependent on Russias wn transportation Chiselled out of the cliffs of the flung across some f the greatest rivers of the Assam supply route taps the In dian railway system from Calcutta haul by truck and river steamer or At least 330 onethird of he highway is known to be connecting in outhern Sikang to Los in Western Szechwan Pro in already is onnected by road to Chungking 70 airline miles to the ;