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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADEIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder JANUARY 1942 JAPAN TAKES Safe Of New Cars Production Is To Be Stopped Automobiles Now in Dealers Hands Are to Be Rationed SALE BAN WAS EXPECTED 2 of new passenger cars and trucks was prohibited throughout the United States today under govern ment orders mobilizing the entire American automobile industry for war production To put the countrys army on wheels and give it the planes and tanks to fight the factor ies which in peacetime made four times as many automobiles as the rest of the world put together will be required to halt all manufacture of new cars and light trucks for civilian use within a few it was The 450000 passenger cars and the light and heavy trucks now in stock with dealers can be bought only by lendlease and the most essential civilian Pending establishment of a ra tioning system to handle distribu tion of these the pur sale and delivery of all new cars and trucks is The rationing setup is expected to be in operation by It will be supervised by Price Admin istrator Leon whose of fice yesterday imposed drastic quotas reducing by about 90 per cent the number of new tires and tubes available for sale to Ban Was Expected The sale ban had been expected by the automobile but came earlier than had been Representatives of ml priorities and allocations board officials in Washington Mon day to discuss the war production president of the Automobile Manufacturers Asso said in Detroit that the few weeks of until manufacture of civilian cars must end entirely help the industry readjust production from civilian to defense items to our advantage and the advantage of international pres ident of the United Automobile said his union had been informed several weeks ago that the ban would be lie predicted that when production actually is halted there will be more men thrown out ol in addition to the already Turn to Page 11 FORECAST FOR STATE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wintry blast today brought slippery almost blinding snow in some sections and temper atures in Michigan varying from 5 to 25 degrees above zero with cold er Snow drifted on some par ticularly in the northern part of the Lower The weath er bureau recorded less than an inch of snow in Detroit more than 8 inches at Cadillac and about 4 at Sault Maries low tempera ture was 5 Houghton had Alpena 16 and Cadillac The mercury hovered around the low 20s in southern Battle and Kalamazoo had 22 Grand Rapids and Port Huran re corded and other southern points had readings between 20 and Highway visibility was extreme ly poor throughout most of the and motorists were caution ed to drive slowly and with ex treme The weather man promised a thermometer drop of about 10 more degrees in southern Michi gan and continued but not below in the Upper Penin Traverse where workers were called upon to dig into snow drifts for road equipment in order to open the was ap parently in the hardest hit section of the Eighteen inches of snow during the night were causing drifts from six to nine feet of the snowfighting equip ment was reported lost under the State Police warned persons around Traverse City not to set out for isolated communities with out extra food and clothing and all the equipment need to face a Ludington reported four foot drifts with county roads i War Budget Is Sent To The Printers 2 first United States war budget calling for the greatest spending effort in world went to the printers President Roosevelt and Budget Director Harold after working through the New Years sent all but a few pages of the historymaking documeuti to be set up in Those final pages were practically but were held for possible last minute Contents of the book of about pages of small type still secret and guarded to prevent premature disclosure be fore presentation to Congress some day next But the President already has hinted publicly at war costs of for the next fiscal year the 12 months beginning July indicating a total federal budget of roughly after allowing for nonmilitary ac That will approximately double the spending rate of the current fiscal already the most ex pensive in United States and dwarf the spent in the most costly year of the World Surpasses Other Nations It also will surpass the estimated a year expenditures ior of Germany andthe a year of the British These how officials must be dis because German and Brit ish money buy more goods per dol lar equivalent in their own coun tries and because of numerous other technical and financial dif Stacked against the proposed spending plans call for more than of expenditures for every of The Treasury has estimated that existing taxes will raise about in the coming fiscal but is seek ing huge new taxes which may alter the fiscal outlook The budget may also mean a national debt in the next fiscal The Treas urys obligations and are expected to come close to the existing statutory debt limit in the next six Even with new the deficit in the next year may be as much as which would bring the debt to the mark which distinguished bankers at one time thought RENEW CONFERENCES Leaders Start New Year With Prayers for Victory at Church MOUNT VERNON VISITED 2 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill of Great Brit ain continued mapping worldwide strategy today to defeat the Axis after starting the new year with prayers for victory made from a pew in which George Washington once Almost as soon as the Prime Min ister returned to Washington from an historic trip to he an the President motored to Ol Christ Church in Va to join the Episcopal parishioner in a special The Presiden had proclaimed the day one o prayer for forgiveness of pas shortcomings and divine guidanc for future At dawn a selected 550 member of congregation were given ad mission cards by trusted member who instructed them not to tall about the service until it was over Edward Randolph Welles N o RUSSIANS RECAPTURE KALUGA formerly dean of the cathedral and now rector Christ called upon America to throw off its sin of interna tional He prayec for three gifts from God Pardon power and Motor to Mount Vernon The presidential party motorei down troopprotected highway then to Mount Washing tons and as the Presiden and Roosevelt stood under umbrellas in a drizzle placed a wreath of red Churchil and pur le flowers on Washingtons tomb Churchill looked over the re stored Washington stoppei jriefly at the Lincoln memorial as party returned to the White then plunged again into mo mentous strategy At midnight New Years en route from Ottawa to Washington Churchill reporters anc others on his special train and with whiskey and toasted Heres to Heres to a year of year of struggle and And a long step forward to vie He told the newsmen that such progress was being made in the strategy conferences that he look ed soon for results to be shown by not Vessel Was Aiding the Neth erlands Navy 2 The Dutch East Indies high com mand reported today that one of the warships belonging to the American fighting forces which are cooperating with The Netherlands navy had been attacked by Japan ese planes in the northern part of the Indies Archipelago without suf fering serious The Indies command said the U warship was aiding in the de fense of these An official bulletin said that in the same area Japanese aircraft al so attacked two The American planes were riot dam In their terrorize the the high command three Japanese planes bombed the east coast of Sumatra news which released the said the Japanese attack took place at Laboean a small settlement continued attempts to entirely devoid of all military ob Laboean Bilik is 145 miles down the Sumatra from where more than 30 persons were reported kill ed in a Japanese air attack last The bulletin said other Japan ese planes bombed and machine gunned on the island of where their targets ap peared to be copra and Sobo in New where one adult and two children were report ed killed and two adults and 12 children four of them seri THE HYTO MAIAYA Japanese Forces Strike Closer to Singapore 2 eral Sir Henry Commander in Chief of British orces in the Far declared today considerable help is on the way to Malaya where Japanes orces struck closer to Singapore in fresh landings on the west coast below the big tin town of His published in the Malay newspaper Kuala Lumpur did not disclose the nature of the but said it is intended to fight for every inch of ground down the Malay Fighting already had closed in to approximately 190 miles from Singapore on the east in the Kuantan and 275 miles on the west coast in lower Perak It was in lower Perak that the new Japanese forces were landed and engaged by British defense for a bulletin The war report asserted that there has been renewed activity in Perak both on the main front and with enemy parties who land ed in lower Fighting cohtin Of the east where the Japanese have claimed capture ol the port of the bulletin said our patrols have been active and our artillery engaged enemy Twice during last night Japanese Bombers brought the war again to Singapore A communique said that in the first attack dam age was slight and there were no Results of the second at tack were not disclosed immedi Shortly after dawn Singapore had its first daylight alert in re cent British fighter planes roared up over the city but no Japanese planes RAID KILLS PEOPLE 30 De in the first mass Japanese air raid upon Rangoon are now known to have totalled Losses in a second attack were officially described as 2OO MILES NOVGOROD MALOYAROSLAVETS KALUGA UKH I i Jl BRYANSKf kMOSCOW kiSK ITU LA Red Army in Artillery Range of GermanHeld City West of Moscow The Russian army has announced the recapture of Kaluga bottom arrow and a large additional segment of the railwayhighway net work southwest of The Russians claimed the routing of 16 German divisions on the entire central On the northwest Soviet units were said to have crossed the Volkhov River upper Resistance In Philippines Centers North Of Capital 2 loss of Manila today left General Douglas MacArthurs unified re maining forces within a great arc north and northwest of the city with Manila the south China Sea and the fixed fortifications at the entrance of the bay to their The abandonment of the 000 Cavite naval base to the south west of the Philippine capital indi cated that all major resistance to the Japanese would now be cen tered to the on terrain pre sumably chosen by General Mac Arthur as lending itself to defens ive Prepared for a long the ixed fortifications on the bay are Fort on Corregidor and outlying Forts Drum and on smaller Captured in 18 Days Manilas fall came just 18 after the in overwhelm ng landed their first mass invasion force on the shores of Lingayen some 120 air miles north of the The morning of December 22 a flotilla of 80 enemy transports was sighted the gateway to the valley avenue of approach of the Almost simultaneously another leavy force landed at Atimonan on the Pacific coast some 75 miles southeast of and the de enders were forced to divide their orces to deal with the separate iaws of a great Turn to Page 11 German Spies Get Heavy Sentences NEW 2 prison sentences were imposed to day in Brooklyn federal court on the first of 33 persons involved in a worldwide espionage Judge Mortimer Byers had before him 14 persons convictec December 12 of conspiracy to avoic registering as agents1 Germany and conspiracy to to Ger many vital American defense se and 19 others who pleaded guilty to one or both Max mum possible sentence on the two counts was 22 Hrman onetime em ployee of the Norden manufacturers of whc was accused of delivering details of the secret instrument to was sentenced to 20 two years on the first count and 18 years on the the terms to run Lang was one of those Everett formerly em ployed by the Sperry Gyroscope who pleaded guilty to second was sentenced to 16 years in Court attaches said about three lours would be required to sen ence all the WAVELL IS MENTIONED AS PACIFIC COMMANDER 2 Reuters iispatch from Canberra today said rime Minister John Curtin of kustralia had confirmed indirectly eports that the Allies were con idering appointing Sir Archi ald Wavell as commander in hief of land forces in the Pacific the hero of the first British drive into is now ommander in chief of British orces in Curtin was quoted as saying Australia assented to the text of an Allied agreement in its draft but that this might be chang d The implication was that Wav ell was named in this The World Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manila falls to Japanese invaders War Department ac knowledges capture of Philip pine capital is serious but says it will not lessen resist ance to Japanese attacks Filipino troops bat tle grimly in jungles outside Manila Tokyo broadcast says part of MacArthurs forces are attempting to cross Manila Bay to Corregidor Is land others cut off on Batan Japanese shell big Cavite naval base Japanese spokesman all hope of escape by sea cut Tokyo broadcast hints Jap anese attempt to invade Aus tralia may be Prime Minister back in forecasts great decisions soon other re ports indicate plans for great Allied counter offensive against Japan are taking shape British Commander at Singapore says considerable help on the way to Malay warships reported aiding Dutch East Indies Chinese say battle of annihi lation rages around Hunan Province capital of which Japanese claim to have Russians announce recap ture of important railway and Volga River center of 125 miles northwest 01 Mos and report Red army ad vance within artillery range of 57 miles from Adolf Hitler rushes to Mos cow front to direct effort to stem German Stock holm report to London OEFFM STAMPS Orders for Next Week Will Be Taken Saturday Carriers of The Telegram will deliver more than defense stamps to residents of Adrian to morrow as they open their own campaign to spur the sale of The carrier boys have been tak ing orders for defense stamps all this When they collect Sat urday for the weeks delivery of The Telegram they also will deliv er the defense stamps that have been ordered by Those who have ordered stamps will pay for them tomorrow and then may place their orders for next weeks x The carriers are handling only stamps of the ten cent denomina tion in order to save In all cases subscribers to The Tele gram may order stamps in advance but they will pay for them only when the stamps are delivered the next The carriers hope to build up a regular business of weekly They receive no ex tra compensation for their only the satisfaction that they are doing their bit for Uncle NEW SPENDING RECORD 2 Treasury reported todayit spent in the first month of the more than in any other month in United States December expenditures aggre gated including for direct defense ac This exceeded by a half jillion dollars the peak spending of Jie World which was in the month after the GAINS ARE CONTINUING 2 M Russian troops were reported with in artillery range of Mozhaisk to day in a direct drive upon thai German stronghold 57 miles west of Moscow coordinated with fresh encirclement gains above and be low Stockholm circles were quotec in a Reuters dispatch to London as saying Adolf who displaced Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch as German commander in chief had flown to the central front in the hope of stiffen ing the stand of his battered armies from headquarters near on the steep banks of the upper Volga 125 miles north west of fell New Years the government hard upon the rout of Heinz Guderians second tank army and six German army corps in a battle climaxed by the recapture of a key rail center 110 miles southwest of the Sole Threat to Moscow Advanced Rusisan units were be lieved to be only a few miles from whose garrison consti tutes the sole remaining threat to Moscow in the winter Russian dispatches said Red army gunners had scorched the west bank of the Nara River at a cross burning or scarring every tree and to open the way for the big In 10 days Ger mans were the and a general was listed among the Cold and snow were reported to be forcing the surrender of German stragglers iso lated in woods behind the new Rus sian The reoccupation of listed by the Russian information bureau as one of several populated localities liberated from the Ger mans in the continued Russian ad vances marked a 45mile sweep southwest of It placed the Russians only 30 miles northeast of a Volga River port of served by four branch railways and wire lines im portant in war supply and commu Turn to Page 11 Naval Base A DIRECT ASSAULT AT Also is Captured By Enemy Forces Stearns Employees Contribute 100 Per Cent to Red Cross With the holidays the cam to raise in Lenawee county for the Red Cross continued today with renewed Lenawee named chairmen to serve in the various county towns and villages and Roy Adrian city announced that every effort was being made to raise the citys Because of yes terdays holiday no definite figures were available It was report that the early contri butions in the city have accounted for subscriptions of more than The employees of the Stearns Manufacturing Company have con tributed to the Red Cross fund 100 per cent and other busi ness places and clubs now are be ing The Rotary at its Wednesday made a contribution of to the Red Cross It was emphasized today by drive leaders that the present effort to raise funds for the Red Cross has no connection with last autumns membership The Red Cross campaign last autumn was the an nual membership roll Hie cur rent drive is a part of a nation wide effort to for a Red ross war relief Checks may made payable to the American Red Cross and mailed to Red Cross headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce County workers hope to complete he drive by next week and report that Lenawee has reached its The campaign chairmen in var ious county towns and villages named by Rost follow Bliss Harold Rohrback Ar nold Hasenpflug Niblack Ivan Crist Jas Van Deusen Swaney Nil sen Cement the LF illey Addison and Manitou Miss Cleveland Hud Victor Keip Clayton and Cad Cleo Aldrich Per ry Hayden Rome William Newell Mable Sylvester Charles Driffill John i Loss of Manila Acknowledged as But War Department Says That ance is Continuing Unabated MAKE STAND NORTH OF CAPITA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and the nearby naval base of Cavite fell to the Japanese Both the War and Navy Departments had been evacuated of military and naval supplies and equip ment before advance units of the enemy The loss of while has not lessened the resistance to the Japanese the War Department At Manila all military installations were removed or destroyed when the capital of the Philippines was declared an open and all both Filipino and United were the War Department Equipment Removed The Navy said all records and stores not destroyed by Japanese bombers had been removed from but that the naval hospital personnel remained to care for the The advanced units of the Japanese entered Manila at 3 1 the BY BRITISH I Prisoners Released from Libyan Port 2 and South African troops have captured Bardia and released British prisoners who held there by the Libyan ports Axis it was announced The announcement came in special CHQ war which said the Britons were released when Bardias citadel was Capture of the near the LibyanEgyptian frontier and some 300 miles east of the main British spearhead now engaging the bulk of Axis forces at came after an intensive attack lasting several days in which the South Af ricans were supported by British tanks and artillery and the In adidtion to releasing the Brit ish the capture of Bar dia also resulted in the seizure ol more than German and Ital ian The number of enemy prisoners taken is not yet said the special but our casualties are reported to be An earlier Middle East bulletin reported that Owing largely to weather con ditions our own and enemy activity in the Agedabia area yesterday was on a reduced Meanwhile operations in the Bardia area are developing satis factorily and the number of pris oners captured has now risen to over The drive at Bardia was being aided by intensive RAF bombing and lowflying machinegun at War Department The Navy had more than of property and supplies on hand in the Phil June this centered around DESTROYED BY Special to The Telegram loss esti mated at more than was caused by a fire which broke out about 10 oclock last night in the louse on the Rynd farm one and a half miles northwest of Clin The and Paul were away from home when a Mike saw the fire and notified the Clinton fire The fire had gained such headway that the louse and all its contents burned to the The wind blew the sparks away from the other farm buildings which did not catch The house was of frame construction with eight rooms and modern con Rynd estimates his loss at about partly covered by in Gier has not esti mated his loss which is expected to exceed The household goods were partly covered by and Rynd live in Clin and Gier expect to ive with relatives here until the house is PRICE HILL APPROVED 2 jroadtermed wartime price con rol measure was approved today by a Senate banking subcommittee after listening to a lengthy dispute etween Price Administrator Leon lenderson and Secretary of Agri culture Wickard over who should control farm It was said that the measure was a much itronger bill than one passed by the House before the outbreak of i ippmes in most of it This total does not consider how material had been sent there from June 30 to the opening of hostilities December Neither did it include the value of planes and ships and other fighting AmericanFilipino troops were said to be occupying strong posi tions north of the city and were holding Manila Bay fortifications to prevent use of the harbor by the Japanese air activity was report ed to be somewhat less intense than for several Heavy Fighting Continues Meanwhile heavy fighting con tinued on the ground in the past 24 hours with repeated enemy attacks from the The Japanese first entering Ma nila were reported to be limited to a size necessary for police duties and maintenance of the War Department Explaining the withdrawal from the the statement said that a radical readjustment of the defense lines and a consolidation of defense forces north of Manila was made necessary by the tactical situation in the vicinity of the sumably the relentless drive of ene my forces northward from their landing places in the at Atimonan and This maneuver was successfully accomplished in the face of strong enemy the War De partment The consequent shortening of our lines necessarily uncovered the road to Manila and made possible the Japanese en trance into the As it had been previously de lared an open no close defense within the environs of the city was The statement likewise announc that a small enemy force had landed on the island of Jolo in the Sulu in the extreme southwest near British North Turn to Page 11 Late Bulletins 2 President Roosevelt told a press conference today that the White House expected to have some kind of announcement late in the aft bat he gave no clue to its The Chief executive mere ly told reporters to be on the watch for He did not even say it would be although it was a natural assumption that it would be significant since he went to the trouble of disclosing in ad vance that some announcement would be 2 Ambassadors and ministers of anti Axis nations came to the State De partment today to sign what Pan amanian Ambassador Jaen Guar dia described as a joint pacf of solidarity and a pledge that none of the nations would sign a sep arate The State Depart ment declined to make any com ment but Gnardia said he believ ed terms of the resolution would revealed in detail as soon as representatives of all nations fight ing Germany and Italy had affixed their   

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