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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not So Cold Weatker Two JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 56 BillionDollar War Program Outlined President Promises Nation Victory O 7 mm HI Bombers Sink Enemy Destroyer and Hit Battle ship Three Times WASHINGTON HEARTENED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS least seven enemy planes were hit by terrific antiaircraft fire from the fortifications of Manila Bay during a four hour the War De partment reported The fortress of Corregidor Island and the forces of General Douglas MacArthur were attacked by 50 planes yesterday the department but material damage and cas ualties to the defenders were called The hard hitting reappearance of bombers over the South Pacific gave the capital double grounds for elation fresh blow had been dealt units of the Japanese and it offered evidence that American aerial reinforcements were arriving in the Far East There was a definite feeling that the united nations soon would be in a position to give a better account of themselves in the sky This expectation was encouraged by London reports from Burma crediting the American volunteer corps there with a twoday bag of GS enemy planes at the cost of four of their For the 1 exploit re ported in the final statements yesterday was the work of the army bomber flight which blasted an enemy destroyer to the bottom of Davao Bay in the Philippines and scored three direct hits on a battleship in the same All the bombers got back undamaged to their secret j Thrilling Exploit j The big was the stirring battle put up by the a small seaplane tend which fought off a sevenhour attack by 15 Japanese bombers in tiie Far East The doughty little ship destroyed one fourmotored flying bady damaged at least one and was able to make port safely despite the one bomb hit she Turn to Page 7 JAPANESE TROOPS IN CHINESE SAYS 6 thousand Japanese troops are caught in a Chinese trap on the plains between the Laotao and Liu yang Rivers northeast of Changsha in Hunan province and Chinesi forces are confident of wiping ou most of a Chinese spokesman said Estimating that the Japanese had suffered casualties in the battle before the spokesman said only of th original force of had es caped toward their jumping of point at 100 miles to th The spokesmans estimate of ODO casualties was a reduction from previous estimates of The Japanese had retreated more than 10 miles from the Hunan pro vince dispatches The third major Japanese defeat at Changsha in three years was at tributed to their inability to move heavy armament south of the Milo River because of waterfilled rice fields and obliteration of the roads by Chinese forces who for the first I time were able to concentrate su 1 perior fire upon their foe RALPH TEW NAMED DRAFT Ralph of presi dent of the Lenawee County Fair has been appointed the third member of the Lenawee county draft it was an nounced by the executive office at Lansing He replaces Fred erick Wood who was unable to accept the appointment at the time the personnel of the board was changed two months The other two members of the draft board are the George Prentice and John Tew will assume his duties as the third member this Mean the board awaits orders for the registration February 16 of all men between the ages of 20 and 44 years old who have not previously As yet the draft of fice has received no instructions from state headquarters on regis tration A report from the Detroit board of army physicians who examined 56 men from the county Wednes day shows that 32 of them are fit for military State Policeman Is Named State Defense Director 6 Van Wagoner today appointed Donald Leonard of the state director of civilian de fense for Leonard will have charge of all citizen protective expected to number ultimately persons enrolled as air raid auxiliary firemen and po members of demolition squads and other protective serv His the governor will be to coordinate such as assigning personnel from one city to another in event of emergency end seeing to it that efficiency is kept at high The action separates the pro tective services of the civilian de fense effort from such services as nutrition and pro tection of consumers from unwar ranted price 6 DIE IN BLAST 6 miners were killed and four were injured today in an explosion in a colliery at LI ON6YEAROLD GI Signs Confession at Jail After Questioning by Officers James 53 year old Adrian factory worker who lives at 312 North Locust confessed last night at the county jail that he at tempted to assault a six year old girl Saturday night after walking several blocks with the girl to the yards of the New York Central Railroad near Michigan The written confession was obtained bj Prosecutor Lawrence Arraigned this morning before Justice Franklin Russell on charges of attempted rape and gross Tipton demanded an examination through his attor James IL ination was set for January His bail was set at The bail was not immediately who has been a factory worker here for several years since moving here from was taken into custody Saturday night less than two hours after the girls mother reported to city police that her daughter failed to return home from an errand to a neighborhood Harry Griewahn of the Ad rian fire department caught Tipton a short distance from the girls Griewahn took him there and turned him over to the Tipton coldly denied all knowl edge of the crime until last nights session at the jail when he was questioned by city police and After admitting his Tipton told the officers that he didnt know why he had done such a After an a physician reported the girl was She also suffered from shock and walked home without some of her garments and carrying her CITY RED CROSS TOTAL REACHES m Church Collections and Club Donations Swell Fund Returns from the Sunday col lections in the citys churches for the Red Cross War Relief Fund continue to come in at the head quarters in the Chamber of Com swelling the actual cash now in the fund to Added to the contributions of the Methodist and First Baptist churches announced yes St Marys Catholic church contributed Josephs Cath olic church St Johns Luther an church Free Methodist church and South Branch Chapel The Exchange Club yesterday made a contribution of 5100 and a number of social card clubs and individuals have brought their money to the The results of solicitation in the business district have not been tab ulated for many of the proprietors of stores and shops are waiting un til the last of the week for contri butions of their county units are now well organized and Rost of Bliss county chairman of the cam states Palmyra is the first community to raise its quota hav ing reported a total contribution of to Members of the Adrian fire de partment contributed 100 per cent to the American Red Cross War Relief The 18 men in the department contributed a total of The firemens association which is composed entirely of Ad rian firemen contributed of that AUCTIONS Auction northeast of Al See on Market J TIDE OF BATTLE SWEEPS NEARER TO SINGAPORE HardPressed British Yield More Ground on Malayan Peninsula LEFT FLANK THREATENED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tide of rolling down the Malay an crept nearer to Sing apore today as hardpressed Brit ish forces yielded further ground at both ends of the illdefined front under fresh Japanese at tacks by land and On the eastern side of the penin a statement Brit ish troops were forced to with draw yesterday from on ly 190 miles from On the Perak front on the oppo site the bulletin the imperial forces made their second withdrawal in three days to meet a threat to their left parently resulting from Japanese troop landings in the rear of the British A statement last night disclosed a seaborne thrust at Kuala Se 240 miles from threatening the communications of British forces battling farther to the north to halt a Japanese push down the Todays war bulletin said there had been no landings south of Kuala The announcement of the Brit ish retreat from Kuantan was the first British news from that area since late last when a state ment acknowledged that the Jap anese had entered the outskirts of the British headquarters failed to disclose the extent of either of the new City Attacked Again As the battle linos drew grad ually nearer to the city wasragafo Japanese air but they kept at a high altitude and an official announcement said they had done oiriy slight damage to nonmilitary One casualty was re The Japanese raiders also stab bed at nearby where anti aircraft guns were credited offi cially with downing one plane and damaging Kuala Selangor is the capital of Selangor just south of Perak State where the British iave been attempting to make a stand against a Japanese overland drive that has forced them to yield bit by bit approximately 200 miles of the Malayan coast The city is connected by rail with Kuala 35 miles to the through which runs a railway linking the Perak front with The thrust at Kuala Selangor was disclosed in a statement which said the move apparently was executed in an attempt to force the British to abandon their present defense lines to the The statement failed to say whether the Japanese had made a new landing at Kuala Selangor or whether the drive was launched rom the mouth of the Bernam about 40 miles to the north where London advices said yester day the invaders had effected a The exact position of the front southern Perak State was not but it appeared that the British lines were established on he south side of the Perak the mouth of which is approxi mately 60 miles north of Kuala STATE SHIVERS IN SECOND DAY OF COLD WAVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan residents generally shivered today in the subzero blasts of the second day of 1942s first severe cold Mercury in thermometers throughout the Lower Peninsula plummeted to new lows for the sea son this morning before starting a slow rise that lifted midmorning readings in many cities above the zero Upper Peninsula cities had an other chilling night of with such temperatures as 16 below zero at Munising and 24 below at 13 below at 12 below at Sault 9 below at Houghton and 8 below at Highest temperature at Escanaba Monday was 1 below that citys mark of 15 below Sunday night was its coldest in nearly four A cold spot in the Lower Penin sula today was Kalamazoo with 10 degrees below Other sub zero marks included Jackson Pontiac and Oivosso Battle reek Alpena Traverse City Ann Arbor Port Huron and Benton Harbor and Flint Thermometer readings at Detroitj Covered right at but the gov ernment weather bureau forecast not quite so cold with a possible rise to 15 degrees late Troops Retake 300 Square Miles of Territory on Lenin grad Front in 5 Days GAIN IN SOUTH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army troops backed by Ameri canmade fighter planes were re ported today to have recaptured 300 square miles of territory on the Leningrad front in five days of counterattacks after checking a lerman Russian gains in the frozen 1VELL TO OPERATE Location of Headquarters Not Chosen Yet 6 ff Though Netherlands East Indies fighting strength was struck a blow oday in the loss of a submarine n Japanese patrolled Dutch officials were hearlened by official word that Wavfll will establisn headquarters of the allied supreme command on Indies ter Aneta News agency said the xactrloealionCDfitheheadquarters torn which Wavell will direct the against Japan has not been but the official Batavia ra dio broadcast that definite and gratifying announcements have reached us that Java has been chos en the seat of the unified com Java is the most highly developed of the Dutch islands and contains th and chief port and naval The submarine reported lost had Deen operating with the British The only other war activity men tioned in a brief statement was the appearance of Japanese planes over scattered points in outlying prov inces of the WILL SPEAK Leo Michigan state com missioner of will be he principal speaker Thursday at the regular meeting of the Len awee Pomona Grange in the Me dina Grange Card re placed the late Elmer Beamer as commissioner of In addition to the talk by a varied program has been A group from Morenci range will present The House wives Phyllis Gould ill play a clarinet solo and Alice and Alberta Staelens will sing a Alice Kibler of Morenci will play cornet solo and Alma Jcott of Medina will give a read wastes of the north came with the announcement of further inroads against the legions of Hitler at the center and in the Russian dispatches said that four urtiss manufactured in the United shot down eight Messerschmitts and routec others supporting the German drivi Before which Major General Fedyuniskys forces coun tered with such vigor they drove the invaders from 30 The Tomahawks came through Correspondents saic many Russian planes were equip ped with skiis and others were be ing fitted with them for operations at snow blanketed The German planes are still on a front line dispatch said while lacking the kind of air dromes wheels Stresses Air Theme A Soviet information bureau broadcast by the Moscow radio em phasized the aerial saying Our air force on 4 dis persed and annihilated more than three regiments of infantry per haps destroyed 790 trucks loaded with troops and sho down 41 German planes with a losb of 11 Soviet In various actions aground yes Russian troops officiall declared have continues which cost the Germans heav losses and occupied a number o inhabited No towns were The im plication was that lines remained essentially unchanged on the cen tral the most active battle zone of the LeningradTaganrog The German stronghold of Moz 57 miles west of Moscow on the MoscowSmolensk re the threat of a 160 mile encirclement arc whose spear heads were at on the up Volga 125 miles northwest of the and 140 miles to the Volokolamsk Maloyaro slavets and Kaluga were interme diate bases from which Soviet pres sure was being London sources predicted tha some of the bloodiest warfare o the GermanRussian campaign would develop in the Mozhaisk The Soviety army newspaper Red said the Germans hac been routed from practically all o the Kerch peninsula of the Crimea and were discarding arms and other material every step of the GIRL WARNS SICK MAN THAT HOUSE IS BURNING Special to Thu Telegram MANITOU vard Imerson of Manitou Beech s saved from possible injury by the alertness of Joan McBain rade school student who discov ered his house on fire at oclock yesterday who was ill in his was warned that the roof was burning by the little girl who was on her way to The Addi son fire department was Ut when it arrived the fire was out of control and the house burn ed completely with a loss estimat ed at Imerson was in Ann Arbor at the time of the The loss was partly covered by in TO SUCCEED WILSON 6 John President Roose velts naval has been appoint ed by the Navy to succeed Rear Admiral Russell Wilson as super ntendent of the Naval Academy at who is 54 and whose romotion to the rank of rear ad miral is now before the is expected to take over the new post at the end of Wilson was relieved two to become chief of staff to Admiral Ernest commanderinchief of United States fleet the WARNS GERMANS MAY OCCUPY FRENCH AFRICA Unoccupied 6 warning that Germany might French Africa unless Vichy swung back to closer har mony with Berlin was given Frenchmen today in an article fill ing most of the front page of the Nouveaux It was the most sensational dec laration so far in the current anti government offensive in the Paris Its Jean ac cused Washington of attempting deliberately to provoke such an incident and thus divert German energies through an African cam German occupation of French Africa would take several months against the resistance of the French he and the Germans woulfl not return it after the Luchaire warned that a victori ous Germany might partition France permanently after the war if further He said there was a change of attitude in Vichy he attrib uted to a growing French convic tion that the war tide had turned against Germany and intrigues by United States Ambas sador Admiral William to whom he pictured as a Mem phistopheles using Petain as his Faust i Federal Debt Over 6 Treasury announced today the fed eral debt passed on the eve of a recordbreaking bud get which may call eventually for a debt of nearly The Treasury said the debt reached January 3 That was an increase of approxi mately in the last THREE BELOW ZERO IS RECORDED IN ADRIAN Adrians weather records for the season showed a new low tempera ture mark today as the result of a reading of three degrees below zero which was registered last night on the government weather The previous low mark was one degree below es tablished Sunday The toreebelow reading was seven degrees colder than the low est reading recorded throughout last year when the lowest mark was four degrees above The highest temperature recorded here yesterday was only ten Today the mercury still hovered in the frigid zone but predictions in dicate a slight let up in the cur rent cold wave tonight RETURN TO JOBS 6 terms of a compromise wage agree striking city employees of suburban Highland Park returned to their jobs The city council and representa tives of local City Employees Union announced that hourly pay raises of 10 cents would be granted workers receiving less than a year and 5cent hour ly increases would be given em ployees receiving between and WARNS WAR WILL BE CARRIED TO ENEMY AT THE PROPER TIME Convert Auto Industry o War Effort By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 The onedayold automotive labor management committee started converting the entire motor in dustry to war production today un der government orders to double its output over the peacetime With the appointment of the joint committee fay the Office of Production labor stepped into a new and significant role in the military production scheme that of a coequal of man agement in a war industrys rela tionship with the Five men from each side of the industrys economic fence were named to the group which will de velop plans to pool tool and plant resources for production of ordnance and waressential machine tools on a redoubled The OPM may revise or reject the which must pro vide for production of about six billion dollars worth of war goods this year as compared to less than half that value in automobiles during prewar To Choose Chairman Ranging in makeup from the presidents of huge motor firms to subchieftains of the CIO and wasexpected to choose a chairman at its first meeting The group will supersede the Automotive Industry Advisory Committee which is made up solely of management re presentatives as the top board of strategy for the industry Turn to Page 7 Charge Delay in Settling Wage Dispute SAN 6 ClOUnited Automobile Workers Union officials said today that men were quitting work in large num bers at the Ryan Aeronautical Company plant because of delay in settling a wage Postponement of a conciliation panel meeting in Washington from January 7 to January 12 has cre ated a serious situation in the UAW lo cal wired government Immediate settlement will bring about uninterrupted cooperation in this vital defense he The telegram was addressed to Secretary of the Navy Sid ney cochief of the Of fice of Production Secretary of War director of Federal and in ternational UAW The c o m p a n y manufactures Army and Navy training and exhaust manifold systems for military A company spokesman said the firm had experienced a normal turnover in the same as other aircraft but that no serious situation That Means Taxes and Bonds and Bonds and Chief Executive Declares MUST CUT 6 Roosevelt prom ised Congress and the nation today that the war would end in victory and outlined a tremendous production plan em bracing an output of antiaircraft guns and tons of shipping in For this declared that we shall pro duce more than the goal set a year and a antiaircraft gnus and deadweight tons of merchant Task Time Short In a grimly worded message delivered in person to a joint session of the Senate and the Chief Executive declared that the task was hard and the time He spoke of sacrifices to come and said that it would appear in his budget message tomorrow that our war pro gram for the coming fiscal year will cost 56 billion dollars in other more than onehalf of the estimated an nual national This means taxes and bonds and bonds and Roosevelt It means cutting luxuries and other In a it means an war by individual effort am family effort in a united Overcome Resistance of Australians 6 Official broadcast recorded by reported today that Japanese troops had overcome resistance by about Australians to capture Kuantant on the east coast of Malaya 190 miles north of Japanese detachments continu ing the advance southward on the east coast of Malaya after occupa tion of the strategic point of Kuantan December 30 reached the airdrome of Kuantan four miles south of town the night of Janu ary the news agency The British acknowledged day they had withdrawn from the Kuantan The army section of imperial headquarters said Japanese bomb ers had sunk a large cargo vessel in the Strait of Malacca and de stroyed several trucks in attacks upon British units retreating be tween a railway city 280 miles northwest of and in lower Perak Japanese bombers on the night of January 2 surprised and effec tively bombed Tengah airdrome from a very low the army also destroying han gars and causing three Ten British bombers newly ar rived at on the Strait of Malacca 210 miles northwest of were declared to have been destroyed in a surprise at tack Attack lamay broad cast recorded by army planes yesterday made severe attacks on Limay and two other places about six miles north of blowing up and setting Eire to Army Do mei reported The planes flew from a base on the Philip A Curtiss P40 fighting plane of the United States which at tempted to attack a Japanese po sition was shot down by antiair craft the agency Mariveles is at the base of Co chinos Point on the mainland op posite Corregidore Li nay is a village on the east coast Batan Peninsula held Douglas MacArthurs Interested in Tire Retreading Heres How its How Much it all About it Tire the aceinthe iiole of the American motorist since the national ban on the sale of automobile tires went into ef has become one of the most widely discussed subjects in the But the average person has little actual knowledge of the The average motorist in Adrian and vicinity may cnown that retreading service is available before the tire but now it has become a matter of vita importance to There are two tire retreading establishments in the one is he General Tire Company on North Main Street and the other s te Champion Petroleum Com any on West Maumee has been good at both places since December 27 and orders and reservations are flowing The one encouraging point ob tained in an interview with Hadden of the General Tire Com pany is that the sale of camel the vital rubber tread which forms the new riding surface of the retreaded has not been restricted by the move to conserve Production will continue on the same basis as in An other bright spot is found in the fact that the amount of rubber necessary to retread a tire is only onethird of that required to make a new if the motorist has or carcasses which are not broken it may be entirely possible to extend their usefulness from two to three times that of the ordinary Turn to Page The Chief Executive men tioned American reverses at the outset of the tut he declared that powerful and offens ive actions must and will be taken in proper The consolidation of the united nations total war effort against our common enemies is being the President That was the he explain of conferences which have been held during the past two weeks in Moscow and in Chungking and the primary objective the declaration of solidarity signed in Washington at the start of the new year by 26 nations united against the Axis The militarists in Berlin and Tokyo started this the Chief Executive charged But the angered forces of com mon humanity will finish To Hit Enemy Everywhere The war cannot be waged in a defensive the President de adding As our power and our resources are fully we shall carrv the attack against the shall hit and hit him wherever and whenever we can reach We must keep him far from our for we intend to bring this battle to him on his own home Wherever in the world it seems advisable to engage enemy Roosevelt American armed forces must be The operations in some cases are to be defensive and in others offensive with a view to complete encircle ment and eventual total defeat of the American forces will operate at many points in the Far the Chief Executive American armed forces will be on all the to guard the essential communications which are vital to the united American land and air and sea forces will take stations in the British which constitute an in this world essential fortress American armed forces will help to protect this also outside this which could be used for an attack on the Pictures Another In these terse the President gave a sketchy picture of possible operations of another American Expeditionary Force and of possible occupation of strategic bases across the seas which other wise might be used as jumping off places for onslaughts on this hem Any long range bombing raids on America by suicide squadrons of enemy planes from Europe or Roosevelt will be attempted only in the hope of terrorizing our people and disrupt ing our But our people are not afraid of he We know that we may have to pay a heavy price for he We will pay this price with a Whatever the it is a thousand times worth it Turn to Page 7   

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