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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Showers Tonight DetaUi on Pate MAY 1942 PRICE 3 BLAKELEY NEW GANTLET OF Makes 20Mile Run from Fort de France to Lucia Safely Despite Attack By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British West May United States destroyer Blakeley reached port here tonight after coming safely through an attack by a wolf pack of Axis submarines which precipitated a naval The crippled by a tor pedo in a first submarine attack off Martinique was making the 20mile run from Fort De where she put in to this island under her own pow er when the enemy The detailed outcome of this other than the Blakeleys has not been It was that one or more submarines had been destroyed by United States but whether in this encounter or to earlier operations after the first attack on the Blakeley was not made clear Naval authorities have been aware that a submarine wolf pack was operating in this area hence the multiple attack on the Blake ley was no This made it impossible to iden tify any submarine destroyed as the one which made the first at tack when a torpedo launched from within French ter ritorial waters off Martinique crippled the on regular patrol duty off the French The Blakeley is known to have suffered the loss of six men killed and 12 wounded but the dispatch did not make clear whether in Mondays attack or the second TERMS JAP ON INEVITABLE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May tary Stimson said today the War Department considered a Japanese air raid on the United States to be inevitable as blow for Brigadier General James Doolit tles attack on Tokyo and other Japanese The secretary told his press con ference the army was doing every thing possible to meet the expect ed which he indciated was anticipated on the west Whatever we shant relax our most effective our preparations for a major of he Stimson also told a questioner that despite the great distance the east coast lies from an at tack on the national capital was not He did not dis cuss the possibility of attacks by Japans Axis The United through General inflicted a sting surprise blow on the Japanese as evidenced by their boasting of Japans invulnerability at the very time the bombers came the secretary To anyone who knows Oriental it is clear that the at tack has meant a most serious loss of face which by Oriental psychol ogy can only be wiped out by a re turn greater blow if possi That situation is of paramount Interest to us set our house in order for what seems in We are fully alert to this almost inevitable sequence of the Tokyo raid and are doing everything we can to prepare for such a return Stimson noted that both he and General George C army chief of had warned that with our extensive coast line there is no such thing as a perfect de fense against 733 of Brass Recovered by City To Aid War Effort A total of 733 pounds of a metal which is urgently needed for the manufacture of war was obtained from the street mar kers removed this week from the streets of disU Commissioner Louis Ger mond said today that 978 markers were removed and will be sent on their way to help relieve the The which weigh about three quarters of a pound each were useless as street markers because they were used to mark off parking places at an angle from the Since thsy were the parking has been changed to the parallel The markers used to de signate cross walks in the business dfctrict were left in VANDERBrLT IN NAVY NEW May 28 Gwynne wealthy young sportsman who resigned from the presidencies of the Belmont and Plmlico race tracks last has joined the It was under stood he would be made a boat The 28yearold heir to the Van derbilt fortune elisted on Monday and left immediately for Washing SIGNS POINT TO MEDITERRANEAN MOVE riuirtuc UNOCCUPIED tn c C K K A V f A ISLANDS LLERIA d i i MJ i I B vTlF f H D I A Diplomatic sources in London saw signs of an Axis land and naval move in the citing the following developments 1 German efforts to get control of French ships at Toulon and Bizerte 12 Italian demands for Corsica and and massing of Italian troops on the French border 3 increased ease of movement of Italian convoys to Africa 4 new Axis drive in Libya 5 presence o strong Italian forces in Greece and the Dodecanese Islands and training of German parachutists in Crete IT School Officials Swamped With Offers of Employ ment It is doubtful if the members of any Adrian high school graduating class ever had greater opportunities to step out of school and into a job than the 1942 crop of School authorities report that the senior high school office has been flooded during the last several weeks with requests for graduates to work in offices and The demand is particularly great for the boys and girls who have had special training during their high school Calls for girls who can do office work are much greater than can be filled and most of the boys who have been train ed in shop work already have jobs lined The war program is responsible for the urgent need for more work ers in neSrly every TKie drain on manpower caused by men being called into the armed services and the increased produc tion programs have worked to ether to create the worker short Civil War Vet Prefers To March Martin 99yearbld Adrian Civil War wants to be in the Decoration Day parade here he can walk under the colors at the head of the pa No comfortable auto mobile for no He wants to he wants to recite Lincolns Gettysburg Address at the Civil War Monument in Monu ment he can do he said there isnt an ache or pain in my He proved it by standing erect for 20 wearing his coat and recalling the days of the Civil reciting the eulogy and prayer service used at burial ceremonies by the and then letter perfect and with complete Lin many Because of the employers have found it necessary to lower their employ ment standards with the result that more than ever before high school graduates are in Its Nothing New But dont think for a minute that work will be a new experience for Adrian A recent sur rey conducted in the senior high school by Henry Lutz of the school faculty reveals some per tinent information about the work habits of the The survey shows that about half of the the entire school and more than a third of the girls have steady jobs outside of their domes and the In the sen ior 63 per cent of the boys have regular jobs at which they work an average of 21 hours a An even 50 per cent of the senior girls have jobs and work an average of ten hours per Junior class figures show that 50 per cent of the boys work an aver age of 23 hours each week and 30 per cent of the girls work at the rate of ten hours each Fresh man class percentages are slightly due partly to age restric The survey shows that 32 per cent of the freshman boys work an average of 16 hours per week and 30 per cent of the girls work an average of six hours per Principal Abdon is convin ced that a reasonable amount of work is beneficial to high school The average student who woTks a reasonable amount outside of school will do at least as well in his school work as he would if he did not work at all and in many cases he will do bet ter school Abdon Too much outside is definitely Turn to Page 6 Vicky Kidnaped Red Cross Now Is Without a Baby Vicky has been kidnaped and Red Cross officers are very un happy about She had been al ways a docile never cried didnt require food or didnt object to being mauled about by different mothers learning the business of bathing an infant and beside all that it will cost the chapter at least to replace short for was stolen Tuesday afternoon in Hud son when the automobile of Dennis Dillon was driven from in front of a Hudson drug Dillon who had bor rowed the large rubber doll used for demonstrations in the home nursing from the Red Cross had placed the doll in her car along with other Red Cross demonstra tion materials and stepped into the drug store for a few When she came out the car and Vicky were Tve Re cited that address hundreds of he and then proceed ed to do it again with even more emphasis and meaning than Charles Laughton used in the mov ing picture Ruggles of Red If Adrian residents are concern ed that Loop could not walk the parade route from the armory to Monument to the court house and back they neednt Just three days ago he walk ed from the business district to the Wabash station a distance of nearly two miles and why He wanted to know the fare from Ad rian to Grand He hopes to go there for the twoday meeting of the June 3 and Hes had an invitation to ride in the parade in a car but has been lukewarm in accepting He wants to be up under the and And it could be arranged for Loop to recite the Gettysburg Address it might make more meaningful our rededication to the great tasks remaining before SALES IAX Contend It Would Impose Hardships on LowIncome Families May 28 Treasury experts laid down a ham mering barrage against sales tax sentiment today as the House Way and Means Committee sought to make up a deficit i already has piled up against the administrations revised tax Despite the prospective shortage the department statisticians re mained adamant against any form of a sales primarily on thi theory that it would bring dispro portionate hardships to the low income We have arguedagainst the sales tax on its only thu one of the ejcpertssaid When we finish explaining the adminis trative some of the members on the fence will change The Treasury staff launched its direct attack on either a manufac wholesalers or retail sale levy at an extraordinary meetini of the committee last with statements by Randolph Sec retary Morgenthaus tax adviser and James University o Kentucky economist now a Treas ury Members said that while thi Treasury originally held that a re tail sales tax would be the mos objectionable form of any such levy laul declined to choose among them last night in Martin sai that from the administrative stand point a retail sales tax would b the least The Treasury estimated twi months ago that a 5 per cent retai sales exempting governmen would produce Turn to Page 6 Organizes For Fight Against NationWide Gas Rationing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 28 Con gressional action to block nation wide gasoline rationing was pro jected today as Senator Connally DTex called colleagues from oil producing states together to organ ize for a fight against the While Connally declined to pre dict what course the group would Senator Thomas DOkla said he and others might seek to attach to pending legislation a rid er specifically prohibiting the ex pansion of gasoline rationing or ders beyond the 17 Eastern states now Extension of the rationing area to include all of the United States has been considered as a measure to conserve rubber and Secretary of the Interior Ickes indicated in a letter to Senator George DGa that a definite decision already had been made on the President Roosevelt has an nounced that gasoline rationing soon will be extended to all parts of the Ickes wrote George in explaining why Georgia could not be excluded from the presentlyrationed President Roosevelt said at his press conference Tuesday that measures would have to be taken to conserve but did not specify what method would be This decision was not made be cause of a shortage in petroleum Ickess letter but because of the necessity to conserve The initial curtail due to deficiencies in means of transportation for petroleum had been applied only to the regions formerly served by tankers no longer to Page 9 Late Bulletins fcy 28 ff John Lewis today ousted Phil president of the from INSIST IS HELD Workers Forbidden To Change Jobs In War Industries Germans Forced Back in Kharkov and IzyumBar enkova They Say Wounded 46 TANKS KNOCKED OUT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Ger ans are being forced to give ground in both the IzyumBaren kova and Kharkov the Rus ians declared insisting that the initiative on both those major battlefields of the Ukraine was irmly in the hands of the Red Frontline dispatches said that the blocked in their of ensive in the IzyumBarenkova were trying to dig in on new defense lines but that constant pressure from the counter attacking Russians was forcing them to fall From their own freshlyfortified lines before the Russians said they were pushing They battled fiercely overnight against German tank and infantry forces in both sectors and report ed that before Kharkov one three day battle had burned or otherwise knocked out 46 German Russian accounts said the Ger mans had resorted to ruses in which some of their tanks flew red ban ners and displayed red stars and some of their troops wore Red army There also were several psycho logical in which the Ger mans charged the Russian firing wildly and shouting at the tops of their In one such case they tried the stunt three but finally fell leaving dead psychol ogists on the the Rus sians The Red army unit which broke this assault was credited with hav ing repulsed eleven counterattacks and then developed its own offen iive in the IzyumBarenkova sec Germans Killed The information bureau announ ced more Germans were kil led in the repulse of flanking at tacks in the southern theater and that 200 died in tanks newly burn ed or wrecked in the battle of During the night of May 2728 in the Kharkov the bureau our troops consolidat ed their In the Kalinin and adjoining northwestern front sectors between Smolensk and Leningrad it was re ported that a series of German at tacks and Red army thrusts re cently had cost the Germans men Turn to Page 9 Ithaca Man Is Named Masonic Grand Marshal May 28 The Michigan Masonic Grand Lodge yesterday elected Hazen Cole of Ithaca to the post of Grand first office in the line of succession to higher posi tions in the one of five was elected on the third ballot at TO SIOP I Employment Service to Be Sole Hiring Agency of La bor in Critical Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May of concluding sessions of the 98th anworjjers nual convention The other can thousands of essential forbidden to change ODS m w under gov in the order of the eTnmellt orders being drawn up to were French Shell of both of Orie Brown of de to stop pirating of skilled by rival Orders being prepared by the War Manpower Commission for mmediate issuance make the Unit puty grand was elevated ed states Empioyment Service the to grand succedmg Dewey Hesse of The 1943 convention was awarded to Thelonvention voted to increase hirin for critical The A German broadcast said that Reinhard Heydrich acting Reichs protector for Bohemia and had been wounded in an attempt on his The report came from DNB at Hey the German Gestapos 2 is credited with having been responsible for the deaths of hun dreds of persons in Germanoccu pied He is known through ut Europe as der henker the LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON ATTACK ON NAZI PURGE CHIEF May 28 authorities subjected all Bohemia and Moravia to a finetooth comb ng today in a hunt for the assail ant of Reinhard 2 man of the Nazi and or dered every male over 15 in the jrotectorate to register with police jy midnight Czech sources in London pressed the belief that hundreds must already have been arrested in mass roundups started yester immediately after Heydrich was wounded in a Prague The decree ordering all males to register with the police was broad cast by the Prague It said Glerman shooton the spot any man found without a registration card after night Memorial Day Plant Shutdowns Are Ruled Out May 28 Shut downs scheduled Saturday in observance of Memorial Day in any war plant should be WPB ChairmanDonald Nelson said The text of his formal statement Memorial Day is set aside as a day to honor the memory of Amer ican soldiers and sailors who have fallen fighting for their In ordinary times we celebrate it as a and the very act of suspending the normal routine and enjoying a holiday is in itself a fit ting tribute to the memory of men who died to win peace and hap piness for their But this is a time of grave emer We can honor our heroic dead only by showing that we are as determined as they were to de fend our country without counting the cost to We cannot honor them by taking a The best way to celebrate Me morial Day in is to make it a day of fulltime pro duction in every factory which Is his a year job as vice preslmaking war goods or essential ar ident of the United Mine BIO DE May 28 A high Brazilian source said today that one of the Axis submarines recently destroyed off the Brazil ian coast was attacked and sunk by a Brazilian plane piloted by a Bra zilian May 28 IP Elliot New York inde pendent rubber told a House committee today that a false rubber shortage had been created by the giant rubber mo nopolies for their own postwar He accused Goodyear Tire and Hnbber United States Rubber Firestone Tire and Rubber Com and General Tire and Rub ber Company of constituting an economic octopus which has a stranglehold on the American peo ples rubber needs and of crush ing the lift out of six or seven hundred ticles for civilian If a holiday has been sched uled in any war plant where Me morial Day operation is that holiday should be This is a responsibility which rests equally on management and on We cannot afford a lag in war production due to Memorial Day We must honor the by doing all we can to sustain the living who are carrying on the fight for freedom all around the May 28 The Navy announced today that submarines in the Western Pa cific have sunk two Japanese probably sunk a and damag ed a the Utter a heavy These submarine naval officials were presumed not to duplicate in any part a report issued at Allied headquarters in Australia several days ago in which several successful attacks by American undersea craft were ADOPTED May 28 1142 American Federation of Labor workers and 800 United States sailors and marines captured by the Japanese at Wake Island have been adopted by the Industrial Insur ance Agents Union df Boston CIO whose members have voted to give an hours pay each month to buy the captives needed The money will be used to pro vide the with shaving books and recreational facilities to be distributed in their Japanese prison camp through the International Red Cross and the Union President Robert Poirier of Lexington the adoption of the Wake Island heroes by the In dustrial Insurance Agents Union of Boston will be followed later by similar actions by locals in Fall Springfield anc other cities in It is expected that a month for the duration will be the mid May 28 scraps of these largely what the Nazis would have London today con cerning the attempted assassina tion in which Reinhard Heinrich Himmlers right hand man and purge was wounded yesterday at It could be assumed that the Gestapo was proceeding with its in quiry and retaliation under ex traodinary police measures at Pra while Heydrich at last in serious condition from f injuries suffered yesterday in an attack on his either by bomb or The attack occurred in a Prague suburb on the highway to it appeared in a report from Pra while Heydrich was driving in a large car With high German It was said that only a few persons could have known the route and time that Heydrich set not from his Czech sources in London heard that the assassination was attempt ed with automatic rifles in the hands of two men between 30 and 35 years of one of whom es caped on bicycle or Some Swedish reports were to the effect that a delayed action bomb hac been planted in the car or that a bomb had been thrown at The Germancontrolled Prague radio announced that an attache case bearing the label of a smal Prague hotel the White Swan had been found with another ob ject after the assassins had fled Japs Retreat Into Town West of Salween Says Chinese Agency By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May forces near the YunnanBurma seeking to destroy Japanese units thrusting through Chinas back were reported today to have encircled Japaneseoccupiec Burma Road town west of the Salween Central Chinese agency said the Japanese had been sen into headlong retreat into Lungling after the Chinese had retaken Fangmakiano and Hwangtsaopa both to the south of This was the mam fruit of series of coordinated assaults launched Saturday along the whole western Yunnan Part of that series was wha Central News called annihilating attacks in the Tengchung area Some 40 miles northwest of Lung where staggering losses were reported inflicted on the invaders Chinese attacking west of Teng chung also were reported to have made Turn to Page per capita contributions for W11A1UUL L41C guvcljl enance of the Masonic home for the aged at Alma from to a This contribution also will e used for other George Bolliver Battle past grand was reappointed to he Masonic home board of A spokesman for the Manpower Commission said labor pirating Arough offers of higher pay had Jecome so especially in lie aircraft that it interferred with war Organized labor withheld im The cum of was transferred to war welfare from general funds of the grand Individual lodges have donated to war judgment on the William AFL it was a pretty drastic and added that he would comment no further until he studied IflA IAI 1 IIIITflllftl president of the AY called a meeting of the or lAlorUuIl nil war mobilization com for Monday to decide CIO m on the Walter j V LLGur of the Auto IV wl Green of the Marine and Advances Despite Being Union and Clinton Golden of United Steel Workers pulsed on the committee Manpower Commission By THE ASSOCIATED declined to discuss what May the policy might have sudden Axis offensive eastward of He said Jie Libyan desert has driven freezing could be enforced in 15 miles of the key British provisions in war con fensive stronghold of Tobruk but added an opinion that spite being repulsed on both will go along and we it was disclosed not think compulsion will be An RAF statment disclosed depth of these thrusts by Marshal Erwin Rommels GermanItalian It said the British fliers Dombed the enemy armored forces throughout Wednesday in the El Adem and Bir Hachete El Adem is 15 miles south of Bir Hacheim 50 miles In four mam columns ant that one directly before Bir Hacheim and another south of Ain El which is 30 miles west Classify Plants In its program to keep irreplacable men at their work the Manpower Commission also drafted plans for classification of war plants according to their and for a system of manpower Local draft boards will be psked to consult with federal employment service offices in deciding on deferments of war had been repulsed with heavy labor freezing order has been in effect in Britain for Between these extremities Jther Axis columns were being heavily engaged with results was no immediate estimate of the number of workers yet the army would be but it was ment The RAF statement placed to run into hundreds of thousands if not forces even deeper than the army had but said the allday bombings had wrecked many transport The RAF planes also ranged widely in smashing commission spokesman said the policy will become effective as soon as the proper directives can be which means tacks on airdromes and bases declined to discuss the possi hind the enemy lines and in fighting off Axis air attacks shot down 12 enemy planes while losing effects the policy might have on the stabilization of wages in war The main GermanItalian thrust apparently was aiming directly toward which the British have held against all vicissitudes since their first offensive into Libya in the winter of real offensive can be started in the desert unless the attacking force holds both Bengasi simply he that all employment In critical war plants will be handled exclusively by the United States Employment Pirating of labor has become especially in the aircraft The pirating usually is done by a plant offering more money to a worker in anoth said an informed This the com in has causes instabili The which began and slows down the sudden Axis advance commission also took furth Tuesday were being steps to make certain that men out over a wide area as the in war production of both sides ranged the be deferred from the draft wastes like warships at remain at their work Turn to Page to Page 9 Growing Unfavorable War On Italian Home Front May 28 VP home front compelled Growing unfavorable war within the Fascist party or ment on the Italian home has been expressed in a note already has removed Germany complaining that than a dozen high party had nothing to show for her in recent weeks and re a reliable foreign a number of party secretar matic source said in key according to re The it was reaching said that Italy had it was every party since the outbreak of the war is being subjected to new had sent Her troops subject to exclusion Spain and had served the Axis the the Second World but these public of she had lost her original henceforth will be permit creating a growing to assume administrative posts sentiment at with the authorization of the Premier and at Mussolinis personal has undertaken a sweeping purge of his Fascist party in Duce thus appeared intent on drive to strengthen his grip on a more home front while awaiting a controlled party modelled ration from Vichy before Hitlers SS elite guard in further his territorial claims only members on whose according to foreign loyalty he could count in ports reaching here national It was understood that a was the condition in the of Mussolini and Pierre days of and a Rome French chief of said the situation on the en route to Rome with front had made such meas counter proposals to Italian necessary to Corsica and appar The proposals were said to created considerable stir Vi gest that France would consent Italian police supervision over some probably including the French North African port of butthat all such territory remain in French Mussolini apparently was governor of Tunisia was reported to have turned in his resignation in protest against any concessions involving North There was no indication whether his resignation would be accepted in view of compromise efforts with which the Vichy govern Recent Italian declaration was trying to work its way implied that a weakening of of its ;