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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 7, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool WtXher on Two MAY 1942 OFFICIALS INDORSE TO SEIZE But Johnson Says People Pushed Around to Satisfy Bureaucrats EAST GETS GAS ORDERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May ment by seven government offic ials of a proposal to requisition pri vate automobiles moved Senator Johnson DColo today to declare that the American people were be ing pushed around to satisfy the egotism of some Johnson was one of four Sena tors who spoke out against a bill that would authorize the goveiji ment to take and pay for private motorcars or and to seize the auto of anyone convicted of driving faster than 40 miles an In the midst of this the Office of Price Administration sent out instructions to local rationing boards in 17 eastern seaboard states and the District of Columbia limit ing nonessential motorists to from two to six gallons of gasoline a week after May weekly which may be changed from time to will depend entirely on the sup ply OPA Petroleum Coordinator in an address at New Orleans last declared the scarcity of tankers made it necessary to elim inate every nonessential use of petroleum Price Administrator Leon Hen derson and Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson were among the seven government officials who urged the Senate military commit BATTLES CONTINUE IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES CAGAYAN MINDANAO BUBANQ TAMPARAN EXPECT JAPANESE TO TURN FULt FURY Headlong Jap Rush Puts Them inPosition to Strike in Any of Several Directions PRICE 3 On the island of the War Department heavy Japanese pressure was being exerted on AmericanFilipino forces near Digos 1 on Davao while Japanese reinforcements were reported landed near Malabang 2 with a hos tile force in steel barges moving up the Pulangl Rev er A Tokyo broadcast said Japanese forces had captured the towns of Tamparan and tee yesterday to approve the auto mobile seizeandpay bill as part of the campaign to save rubber for military Johnson told reporters he was satisfied there was sufficient le gal authority now for the govern ment to take over any equipment It needed in the war and he saw no necessity of new legisla People Pushed Around Im getting tired of unnecessar ily pushing people around to satisfy the egotism of some the Colorado Senator The American people are anxious to make any sacrifices essential to the war but they are getting tired of being pushed Turn to Magnesium Fabricators Ready to Keep Stock Piles Filled Adrian residents still can obtain the sand to fight fire bombs by going to one of the seven sand de pots established about a month ago In various parts of the The Magnesium Fabricators has provided piles of special foundry sand which is being donated by the plant for the protection of Adrian All you have to do is take a basket and shovel to the sand de pot nearest you and help The sand is dark in color as the result of a special chemical resi due it contains and is particularly valuable in smothering magnesium The sand depots which are mark ed by signs are located as follows on Pearl Street at the rear of the building on the north east corner of South McKenzie and Merrick Street on the north west corner of Logan and Center Streets on the east side of Cros well Street between Maple Avenue and Front Street behind the county jail on North Winter Street in The Island parking lot at the north end of Broad Street and on the west side of Greenly Street south of the voting At some of the the piles of sand have been reduced in size since they were first established showing that some Adrian house holders have heeded the advice of 43 Meetings Are Being Held in Michigan Cities ADRIAN MEETING TUESDAY An intensive campaign to ac quaint Michigan retailers with the price ceiling which be comes effective May is under Fortythree meetings will be held hi 42 Two meetings are scheduled at Benton A meeting hi Adrian is scheduled Tuesday at the Although the meetings are to be leld especially for the public will be admitted to the ex ent of hall after the re tailers have been Birkett Williams of OPA Regional At each of the OPA representatives will explain the general maximum price announced last week by Price Ad ministrator Leon and answer questions about its provis Every report reaching pur of as a whole desires to cooperate m J every way Williams the OPA realizes that such a farreaching regulation can be better if there is a thorough understanding of its details by the We have arranged these meetings to make official information available to the Mayors of the various cities se lected as sites for the district meetings have been asked to ar range for the meeting halls and preside at the The Michigan educational cam paign is part of a nationwide pro Heres How to Use Sugar Books The sugar rationing program still is baffling to some persons and be cause of the large number of in quiries on just how the ration stamps are to be here is the procedure The ration books must be taken to retailers when the sugar pur chase is retailers will tear them out of the consumers books and paste them onto a riiaster card which they keep themselves so they can replenish their Kach stamp in the ration booklet Is good for one pound of Each person is allowed onehalf pound of sugar a so each stamp is good for a two week sup There are 28 stamps hi the so theoretically it is good for 56 the ration system is changed before that time is Each must be used during a specified period of 1 stamp is good only between May 5 May MarbFehead Kept Afloat By Valiant Reaches Port Safely JAPS SWEEP defense There is still sand at these and Magnesium company officials said today that when those piles of sand are gone more will be May 7 ff A Japanese mechanized spearhead with warplane support has swept 25 miles along the famed Burma Road into Chinese territory and reached the town of where heavy fighting is in pro between May 17 arid 3 stamp is for the period from May 31 to June Stamp 4 will be usable between June 14 and The stamp book must be presented to the groceryman when the pur chase is made and you cant buy sugar without Its as easy as that a Chinese army spokesman said The spokesman said it was not clear how far the Japanese intend ed to penetrate Yunnan which contains the Chinese section of the Burma but the light ning drive to so rapid the Chinese had no time to destroy the raised speculation as to the prospects of a major offensive with the as the En route the Japanese complet ed occupation of Chinese customs station at the Burma bor der at which the new Japanese in vasion ofChina began two days 1ST IE YIELDS 31 Unless someone contributes a large amount of heavy metal dur ing the next few Adrians collection of scrap metal and old rubber for the nations war indust ries is destined to be extremely light At noon today a little less than four tons of metal and rubber had been collected and it estimated that when the remainder of the metal from the east side is col lected today the total will not be more than seven The collec tion Is being marie by two trucks efthf Louis Frank from the west side of the city was collected and it amounted to about 314 To days early collections from the east side were about the Most of the metal contributed is bulky and doesnt weight It is possible that during day or Adrian industrial firms will find discarded machinery or other partsvwhich can contributed to help swell the total For some weeks close students of Japans intentions have suggest ed that her next major move might bea campaign to knock Free China out of the This might take the form of a drive north eastward through Yunnan toward Chungking synchronized with oth er attacks from the old China fronts in Honari and Hupeh northeast and east of Chiang KaiSheks Iln the Dome agency quoted officials as declaring that the chief objective of the Burma campaign had been practicaly at tained with the entry into Yunnan and occupation of Akyab on the Burma west coast This suggests iat amajor Japanese purpose was lot merely to close the Burma Soad to American and British aid to China but to use it as an avenue of The Chinese spokesman said fighting continued in Southern Hu nan where the Japanese launched a series of attacks from 150 miles north of Han late last Minor Operations He that these operations were the Japan Some Counties Criticized By Sarvis for Lethargy May 7 state rationing administration announced that more than a million Michigan residents must register for war ra tion books today to complete an expected enrollment of approxi mately persons in the fourday registration ending to night Arthur state rationing said a total of 211 applications were reported by 56 counties for the first three Estimating unreported Sarvis said nearly fourfifths of Michigan had A total of books was issued to eligible he Sarvis said elementary schools were to remain open until 9 in many communities today to ac sept last minute Many small school districts he hace completel registration and some rural counties are within of complete He criticized several industrial counties for a display of More than applications are required in Genessee while Kent county lags only applications out of a population of Sarvis Macomb county has reported on only a handful of its 126 school he Turn to Page 8 TRAVELLED MILES May 7 MP Battered by Japanese black ened by kept afloat only by the indomitable will of her of ficers and the American light cruiser Marblehead has come home from the the Navy announced after a riiilejour ney unprecedented in United States naval Laboring under damage that might have sunk another ship the 18 year old vessel voyaged frorii near Java through the Indian around and north ward through the Atlantic to gain the safety of an east coast port where undoubtedly she will paired and restored fig in all ed to make the epic which was a st9ry of the triumph of dog ged determination to win out against overwhelming Navys Saga of Warship The text of the Navys Saga of the Marblehead follows light cruis er often claimed sunk Jap has arrived at an east coast port for and torn by but verymuch afloat In refutation of repeated enemy announcements of her the Marblehead has steamed half way round the world to bring her wounds of war home for healing and to testify to the struggles of captain and crew to keep their bad ly damaged ship even though water at times poured like a tor rent through In keeping with Marblehead tra this one is third of the 555 foot cruiser hasdone her First of the named after the city in Massachus was launchedin 1861 and fought up and down coast Sec ond of the line was launched in 1892 and battled the at And now the modern launched in has added her chapter to history of United States sea war fare by the Japan ese in running combat from Borneo to ALLIES AWAIT NEW BLOWS By TH ASSOCIATED PRESS with their conquests in Burma and the the Japanese war lords were expected by military strategists to turn in fun fury on China in an effort to knock out that potentially power ful United Nations force As the war hi the entered its sixth these military ex perts the headlong rush ot the Japs had carried them toapoint where they might turn iri any of several direc Their onlyreasonably sure course will be an attempt to cut the supply line to As the experts here view the possibilities iri of their probable occurence are A pincers squeeze on one main force striking from the north and the other frohi the the latter employing the armies al ready from Burma into An attack on whith military men Unanimously agree the Japanese will undertake sooner or The timing is almost certain to depend oh developments on the RusspGerman An assault on Australia itself probably designed to wipe out coast bases for Allied offen sive action rather than to lead to the conquest ofthe entire con tinent Raids in If npt full scale either Hawaii or Alaska or both because of their offensive 5 The conquest of or at least its eastern coastal areas and sections near an undertak ing which might well depend on whetherthe Japanese could expect a friendly an actively hostile The magnitude of these possibilities military men that before the UnitedNations can turn the tide of iri Pacific they must expect tosuffer heavy new For some time yet their own offensive thrusts ap pear destined to be limited to aierial of these in Surrender Terms Formed As British Take French Naval Base On Madagascar Work For or Is Selective Service Edict May 7 state selective service system is fixing its sight on a work for or fight campaign among men of draft state se service said one of the goals induce mei with dependents who are employee jobs notessential to the war to transfer to war production thus releasing for military duty single men who have been deferred because they worked oh defense We rapidly approaching stage where must working fighting to win the Rosecrans He asserted Ominous Increase in NavalAc tivrty Noted v W THEASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Austra May ominous increase in Japanese naval around New Britain and many draft registrants who have been deferred from military serv ice solely because they have de pendents eventually will be induct ed unless they become employed in activities defined as essential to the nations war effort Those who cannot prove that their dependents need their earned income for support in a reasonable and those who fail to prove they did not acquire their dependents to avoid military serv ice will be the first drafted from the dependency Rosecrans draft boards also are mov he to distinguish be tween men who have dependents but are engaged inactivities aiding the nations war and those who are contributing to vic tory their work those in nonwar in dustries will be subject to call for army duty regardless of depend he He said considered this would be an effective inducement to drive menwho have legitimate depen dency claims into defense produc tion jobs replacements for who have no dependents but have not been drafted because they were needed in the The colonel said he wanted no stampede to result from the ASSAULT MAY HAVE IE British Fleet Expectedto En ter Diego Suarez Harbor This Afternoon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 7 Frances Diego Suarez the best naval base of have fallen to British forces which landed at dawn and terms of surrender are now being drawn officials announced to Islands wasj reported with but that he hoped for that must be of primary concern to the Japanese and if they actually have reason to as they once said they did that the planes which bombed Tokyo landed on fields in China then an attempt to knock out those fields would be a logical Brighter Elements this dark prospect in the many military experts balance several brighter elements in the European Chief among these were Britains Americanbacked aerial offensive against Germany and Germanys own failure to make her spring offensive threats although the season already is well the Allied bomber command swiftly countering with high explosives this developingthreat to the all important Australian supply A headquarters noting the strengthening of the Japanese in those two north northeastern croups where they already have established said the Japanese warships near hi the 300 miles east of New attacked successfully details were but ob headquarters was alive to these implications of any strength ening of the invaders forces in those areas A direct assault on Australia encircling move to seize the screen of islands east the continued7danger menacing headquarters air pressure on Allied outpost on the south shore of New Turn to Page 8 an orderly transfer of manpower into war He said it is the registrants responsibility to consider his own capabilities and training and seek some war pro duction job he although opportunity would beaffordedto train those who lacked qualifica cautioned that regis who deferred from military duty are required to notify their local draft boards within 10 days of any change in their circum stances which might remove the basis for the deferment Prime Minister Churchill told the House of Commons that the British fleet was expected to en ter Diego Suarez harbor this after noon but added that the first as sault Tuesday may have cost more than The War the the Ministry of mili tary commentators and Prime Minister Churchill contributed to details of the conquest intended to block the Japanese threat to Indian Ocean supply Churchills statement In order to prevent bloodshed as far as very strong forces of all arms were employed and preparations were made over the last three Landings as already made successfully accomplished and by Tuesday evening our troops were in contact with French forces in and before Diego Suarez and before the promotory of Antsirana and the promontory of The first assault on the Ant sirana position at dawn yesterday was repulsed with losses that may have exceeded but Major General Sturgjy of the Royal Ma the troops on the islanarittacked during last night and captured the promontory of French Surrender Late Bulletins Turn to Page 8 ese intention apparently being to give fresh troops battle practice and to forage for Turn to Page 17 About threefourths of the re sidents of Lenawee county have re gistered for sugar rationing up to the present time it was estimated today at the county rationing bf fict at the court With registrations taken throughout the county yesterday the total now is It is ex pected that about persons will have registered by tonight when the work enda Of the 449 who have registered a total of have received sugar Those who did not receive books declared that they hadmore than sixpounds of sugar on hand for each member of the family unit AUCTIONS May AucUon sale 2 miles west ot See on Market I4JST PubUc northeast ot George See on AliuJcet Bombed to Back Here is the story of a ship that was bombed to and was brought right out of it againbya crew that doesnt ing of the word When the war broke the Marblehead and several United States destroyers a port in The Marblehead forged into action im mediately andfor the first month of the war was engaged in covering the evacuation of United Nations shipping from Philippines to the southwardProtected by sweep ing guns of the Marblehead and other United States cruisers and more than 50 ships were evacuated in these op erations without a As the Japanese bore down on the Dutch East a United striking force consistingof cruisers and destroyers made sev eral attempts to interceptthe ene my and halt the Twice the Japanese command of the ahfrus trated such but finally on January anenemy convoy was caught edging southward through Macassar This convoy was lashed and punished Insuc cessive attacks United States and Dutch submarines andaircraft and a United States naval force consisting of four the John Pope and Paul The night of January 24 to be destroyer commanders Un der cover of darkness and heavj Schools Consider Military Classes For Older Students A is to be taken among Adrian high school pupils de terming how many of the members of the sen ior class graduating in would be interested in attending summer in preparing them for military Classes would be offered mathematics and work if enough boysare the board of education last evening af ter Superintendent Lit tle reported that the Office of Education was suggesting that such he believed that subjects necessary to ground school aviation orartillery should They riiight be dayor evening classes or perhaps included the regular next Septem May 7 War Department announced today that approximately marines and civilians pre sumably were captured by the Jap anese oh Corregidor and the Other Manila Bay The total included naval American Philippine soldiers of the Philip pine Commonwealth and 269 including civilians and Individuals not otherwise class The statement was issued at a press conference by the Undersec retary of Robert who said that Lieutenant General Jonathan com manding the AmericanFilipino presumably was among those to supply school with 430 tons of steam coal for next winters use were received andthe board accepted that of the Peoples FuelCompany at a May 7 dersecretary Robert Patterson of the War Department said today that the rubber was so acute that the time come to stop Sunday visits to Cousin Joe and petting At a press conference Patterson predicted that the need con serving a million tons of rubber now on the would demand curtailment of sports Patterson said present govern ment plans contemplated voluntary purchase of extra tires held by the but not the requisitioning of the or tire on a pri vate The only other business was the ordering of payment of April bills amounting to New Tales of Valor in Combat Are Told May 7 tales of in combat and the skillful handling of planes under difficult conditions emerged today from the terse and formal phrases of official citations as the War De partment conferred decorations on 16 officers an enlistedman of the Some of the eight Distinguished Service Crosses and eleven Distin guished Flying Crosses were award ed for courage in the face of shat tering enemy fire hi the first at tacks on Clark Field in the Philip others were for later in the Master Sergeant Louis of Rio CalifM will wear the DSC on January as iine chief of a bombardment squad he insisted accompanying his squadron commander who lack ed experienced gunners for his firsl mission after arriving in a combat When the formation rombed enemy shipping off Men Netherlands East was attacked 15 enemy pursuit only manned his jun times during the 40minute battle and destroying at least three of the en emy pursuit but took the fane out to remove tail gun ler to the forward part of the the letters leg was broken by an explosive the DSC and the DFC both were awarded to Major Stanley Robinson of Morgan January less than his arrival in a combat Robinson led his fourth mission against enemy ship the bombing run through against heavy antiaircraft and strong pursuit large hitting commanders naval and military The town of Diego Suarez also was cao Early thismoming a further at tack was made on batteries at Oranjia in the entrance to the har Turn to Page 8 Correspondent Says He Re fused to Leave His Men Editors note Dean Associated Press correspondent on Bataan and on reached Australia recently from The He was the last American news paperman to the United States destroyers named above plowed up and down the straits pumping torpedoesand shells into the massed Japanese previously de scribed in communiques and press resulted in a bagby the United States destroyers of at least four transports Turn to Paee 17 7 American birth which has been climbufg steadily since about the time of showed an other big increase hi the first three months of this The census bureau said there were per cent more births this quarter than in the corresponding period last estimated birth rate February and was births for every while ayear ago the rate was tNptaU states sharedin this cent in hi in ported There was a decline of per cent in and cent in New in J From German Broad May 7 repris als for the British attack on Mada gascar were demanded today by several of the newspapers in Nazi controlled The demands on the part of the GermandictatedParis press might be an indication of the course Frances conquerors wish her to Cri Du Penple said France no longer could claim rank among the great powers If government did not hasten to draw the only pos sible consequences from the latest British May 7 JP The Office of Defense Transporta tion announced today that all grain shipments over the Great Lakes had been prohibited from any or except by special In a sweeping designed to assure cargo space to move needed supplies of iron ODT took con effective May over ap proximately S40 Great Lakes ves with a gross carrying capacity of nearly suited to ore cargo as well as a number of other vessels used for transporting coal and another and damaging a Two days having been di rected not fly for several days because of the fatiguing missions he had accomplished he insisted on participating in a new and hazardous flight because three of the bombardment crews were entering combat for the first He led the formation to the target but on the return trip was attacked by enemy pursuit ships and crashed at Receives DSC Captain Hewitt of whose gallantry was mentioned by President Roose velt in a speech April received the Last December while he was piloting a B17 bomber in an attack on enemy shipping at Legaspi in southeastern he was attacked by enemy pursuit planes for 25 All four of his gunners were one of them and one engine was put out of Returning to his he found the landing field obscured and impossible to in with three flat he brought his By DEAN SCHEDLEB ALLIED Austra May 7 story of Wain Wrights the story of men who held on and fought until their was stretched beyondhuman limits by a merciless blasting from the air and from massed The fall of the fortress deeply affected all of us here in tralia who worked with those The last time I talked to General Jonathan I said to him You should be leav not He harking back to one of the battle songs of Luzon I have been one of the Battling Bastards of Bataan and 11 play the same role on The Rock as long as it is humanly At the Corregidor suffered terrible punishment from guns and said William Brad ford of San who reached Australia just two days ago with the last Americans from the Turn to Page 8 RAF TARGETS plane down on a barricaded without injury to the and with the only damage from the hazardous four rent propellers Turn to Page 17 Stuttgart Bombed for Third Successive Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 7 Royal Air Force continuing their attacks at the industries feeding Hitlers war ham mered at Stuttgart last night for the third successive night and roared into France by daylight to Seven of the night raiders were lostthe Air Ministry The raiders went hi considerable force tosmash at the southern German manufacturing which produces aviation tanks and electrical and at other targets in that Docks Jl Nantes also were hit tor the third successive night and raids also were made on airfields in Germanoccupied Turn to Page 8 ;