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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow Colder Tonight JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 IN WAR PROGRAM DISCUSSED BY GRANGE Leo Card Urges Cooperation and Fortitude for the Duration TAKE PRICE FIXING ACTION The place of agriculture and the individual fanner in the allim portant matter of the war pro gram was the principal point of discussion at the Lenawee Coun ty Pomona Grange meeting yes Nearly 100 Grange mem bers from all parts of the county braved zero weather to be present at the allday session at the Me dina Grange Leo State Commissioner of who had previous ly sent word to County Lecturer Arthur Daniels that he would not be able to arrived un expectedly during the In the morning the Po mona Grange voted to buy of defense and to contribute S10 to the Red Cross war relief Take Price Fixing Staid A resolution was adopted at the morning meeting opposing the fix ing of a ceiling on farm prices un less similar action is taken to freeze labor and manufacturing prices at a corresponding Notification of this action will be sent to Michigans two Senators and to Earl Michener and to the national representative of the Grange in At the afternoon meeting James Marr of the North Rome Grange and master of the Pomona The Morenci Grange awarded the attendance cup for having the largest representa tion at the The next Pomona meeting will be held at the North Adrian Grange on the second Thursday in Urges Debt Liquidation Card plunged directly into the war question in his informal He advised farmers to make every effort to get out of debt during the present period of high Pay off the last pen ny on the last he and use other funds that you have available to buy defense a native of served two years with the and was wounded in He told of his experiences when he was quartered for nine weeks with two divisions of Japanese troops during the last Anything we have to pay to win this war will be nothing to what we will pay if we lose it to the Card Turn to Page 9 4 FAMILIES ESCAPE IN APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE With the temperature hovering around the zero mark four families had to leave their apartments yesterday afternoon when a fire started in the George Edwards grocery store and apartment building at 407 fire under Division All escaped Smoke is shown pouring out of the building in the above Firemen worked for an hour and a half to bring the Damage Is Estimated at As Cold Hampers Adrian Firemen Fire started by a defective chim ney in a store and apartment build ing owned by George Edwards at 407 Division Street caused damage estimated by firemen at about yesterday afternoon and forced the four families living in the building out of their apart ments in near zero noon when a woman reported over the telephone that the chimney in the building was hot and there was a little The chiefs ca answered the which ap peared to be another chimney burn ing The fiiemen took a 2S gallon tank of chemical into the building but at first were unable to find any The removal of plaster from The firemen were notified of the around the chimney revealed a fire fire at oclock yesterday after RIGHT OF WAY SET NOW MAIS Riga and Clinton Both Exceed Rost Reports ADRIAN FUND GROWS A report from the Red Cross War Relief Fund headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce build ing this noon showed that Adrian has contributed toward its quota of and that the county communities have raised toward their quota of a total of Of the amount contributed in Adrian 5500 has been given by lodges and social chairman of the drive In the reported this morn ing that Riga had raised ex ceeding its quota of and that Clinton township had exceeded its quota of The canvass for each village hasnot been complet Collections and pledges have been made at numerous other ln reports at Red calities but actual cash have rot yet been made Cross Turn to RED Page 6 Agreements Reported Reached With Holdout Farmers WORK TO BEGIN SOON The prpspects of Adrian receiv ingnatural gas in the near future were considerably brighter today with the announcement that all difficulties in obtaining a right of way for the new pipeline to be constructed by the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company have been cleared Elmer president of the Citizens Gas said today that he expected con struction to begin almost immed Just when the gas will reach Adrian is not known because many including the will affect the construc The building of the new line has aeen delayed by the refusal of three farmers near Blissfield to ne to terms over the granting of a right of way through their Gmeiner said that has been informed that amica ble agreenents were reached with out the use of legal The fourinch line which will carry the gas to Adrian will con nect into a larger line near Hollo This larger in turn will begin at the TexasDetroit line near Riga in the southeastern corner of Lenawee county and angle north to serve Jackson and Train Schedules are Delayed Up to 3 Hours Last night was the first time in five days that the mercury in the government weather instruments failed to dip below the zero The lowest reading was four de grees above While it would be out of place to say that the cold wave is brok temperatures today were ris ing far enough above the mark to afford some Yes terday the highest reading was on ly six degrees above zero after a low mark of ten degrees below zero was recorded about eight the At 9 oclock today the tempera ture degrees at 1 oclock it had reached the 13 de grpe Weather forecasts discourage any with a warning of a minimumtempera lure of from zero to five degrees above Light snow flurries were tailing this morning but there no in dication of a general snow Train service on the New York Central and Wabash railroads was ae much as three hours late yes terday but the moderation of the weather is expected to bring ser vice back to Turn to WEATHER Page 6 All of the pipe needed for the construction has been here for some Gmeiner and the pipe is to be distributed along in the partitions and the chemical stream was played on In a few the fire burst into the open and started to sweep through the A rush call was put in for the rest of the department which ar and was in action about 20 minutes after the first alarm was By that time the flames were sweeping through the second floor and attic of the building and dense clouds of smoke rolled out of windows and from under the Using both chemicai thVfiremen fought the an hour and a half before the fire was brought under Five 35 gallon tanks of chemicals and three inch lines of water hose were used by the The frigid temperatures hampered the efforts of the firemen whose coats quickly were covered with The upper half of the long frame building was damaged badly and most of the furnishings in the up stairs apartments were Most of the damage to the first floor of the building where the store and some living quarters were located was caused by smoke and the flames being confined to the upper story by the Turn to Page 6 AIRCRAFT TENDER TOKYO SAYS 9 Official Broad cast Recorded by headquarters declared today the United Slates Aircraft tender Langiey had been sunk by Japan ese submarines yesterday south west of Johnston The Japanese have previously COUNTY BOARD READY But Most Automobile Owners Cant Get Them BRADLEY REPLACES KING The county tire rationing board was rsady to function today with a new Harry Brad succeeding County Clerk Rob ert King in that position on the threeman county was named to the board this morn ing after King resigned under orders from his It was felt that the added duties of tire administrator along with his regu lar position of county clerk would be too much for Kings King resigned with Other members of the board along with Bradley are Frank Riley of Kautfman of Adriaril All necessary blanks and infor mation have now been received by the board and it is ready to The certificate of purchase blanks arrived last night Application forms already were having come several days Turn to Page 6 Reds Batter Germans as Of fensive from Karelia to Crimea Swells BLOODY BATTLES FOUGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russians declared today that the sixmonth siege of Leningrad was essentially with Red army story troops now battering invaders on the Stalin Canal in one phase of the swelling offensive from Karelia to the Soviet units were reported at tacking in wave after with out regard for in a sanguin ary fourdayold battle at Povent at the mouth of the Stalin The a link in Russias 3altictoArctic waterways sys winds near the southern shore of Lake Ladoga for 100 miles from the Neva River delta 20 miles east of Leningrad to a Ladoga in et close to the mouth of the Svir The drive was aligned with a Red army push against orces in which Finnish Helsinki spokesmen have acknowledged are missing the firepower of with drawn German A Finnish military commenta or declared in a broadcast last light that Germany had practical y stabilized her own winter front and was preparing for a spring drive calculated to crush the Rus Offensive UnchecUde The implication that the Ger mans had dug was in contrast to a Russian information mreau declaration that Russian troops on a number of sectors yes erday continued their preventing the enemy from en renching and occupied a number of inhabited More than German officers men were killed from January 1 to a statement and joops on the southwestern front recaptured more than 130 villages and Turn to Page 9 Outlook Is Blacker For ritam In Philippine On Malay Peninsula mm BAM Report British Holding Fast on New Lines North Kuala Lumpur of made various assertions that they had sunk or damaged the Langiey in what Americans have construed to be fishing expeditions for in tne line or installation Work already is in progress The which clear the right of naval service 29 years ago as The current cold wave first de per the Reasonably from Tokyo to have been weather would not hinder the 8 at the bay of Mala Gmeiner hi Japanese air attacks on the cause the digging machines quire the firm footing became a gunia pig for ex by firm ground and are not on the teaming o ed by frozen top Under and air power as an aircraft orable conditions the line is in 1920 and then was rele at the rate of a mile a In to the role of a vere cold Island is in the Pacific men are miles southwest of Sees Complete Stoppage of Truck Production After March 9 said that present plans call Joseph new concentration on production ol transportation and navy to the ex yesterday the complete stoppage of civilian The re civilian truck production may he that ad March 1 and commented burdens will be thrown on the there may be a tendency to railroads and commercial or failure to realize freight ian transportation is a very Priorities Director Donald tial part of the war Nelson issued orders permitting made his prediction 15 per cent increase in output of spite the fact that the OPM or medium trucks and a 138 nounced during the day new aent increase in bus produc tes permitting increased next compared with tion of trucks and busses in February 1S41 in February be Declaring that efficient to com of transportation systems was with a year and as important to war production busses compared with 450 a machine Eastman told press OPM said increased quotas were greatest danger I now direct result of the shifting of seeis that motor transport in connection with ex may not be able to get defense and the cur for expansion of operations of passenger car produc for maintenance and which has brought about may be grave depletion of demands upon public trans transportation STATE COLD WAVE BREAKS Snow and Colder Forecast for Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigans fourday wave of sub zero temperatures was broken to with rising readings that were expected to reacli 20 degrees in Detroit by but the bu reau forecast snow and colder weather again tonight Detroits official thermometer did not dip below six degrees last Minimum readings else where in the state included seven degrees three de grees Grand four degrees 14 degrees four Subzero weather lingered in only a few northern It was two 1 elow last night at Sault At Justice Irving Stansell asked police yesterday nol to bring in defendants facing jail sentences until the weather moder The Branch county jails heat ing system is incapable of heating cells above 62 he and I would be consciencestricken if I sentenced any prisoner there at this But it was and not the zero weather that bothered Merle also of Potter received hospital treatment for heat prostration suffered while at work as an iron moulder in a coldwater The state highway department reported snowfall general through out the leaving most roads Snow is drifting in a few upper peninsula the department but all trunk lines sre open and ferry service at the Straits of Mackinac is running on Lowest temperature early today was 12 below in Baraga Drifting snow has blocked M22 from Empire north inLeelanau county and from Onekama to Ar cadia in Manistee the de partment Snow and slip pery roads were prevalent through out it was RAPIST HANGED 9 UPl Ralph one time was hanged in the New Castle workhouse today for raping a sixyearold The first white man ex ecuted in Delaware in 12 walked to the gallows without hesi His only comment was a Fleeing Rommel Make plea for Stand at El Agheila By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS its land supply routes under almost in cessant assault from the the Axis has attempted by sea to pro vison the retreating Libyan corps of General Erwin the British announced but the coastwise ships drew a storm of di rect hits from the Our air forces operating in sup port of our mobile columns over a wide had a particularly suc cessful destroying a number of enemy aircraft in aerial said Enemy lines of communication west of El Ageheila also were re peatedly A number of direct hits were obtained on trans port vehicles and also on coastal shipping which was being used to bring stores forward from Tripoli to beaches at various points on the Gulf of The supply effort of the Axis in dicated that falling back onto El at the innermost curve of the Gulf of might try to make a stand there if sup plies could be His main force was moving from the Agedabia area toward El Ag 70 miles to the ahead of a stubbornly resisting rear guard which used extensive mine fields to supplement the hazard of mud in hampering the pursuit of the British Turn to Page S House Would Oust La Guardia as Head Of Civilian Defense 9 authorization measure for civilian and the con troversial issue of who should have charge of the War Department or Mayor LaGuardia of New today for a joint congressional conference com The House passed the measure iate yesterday after Writing in an amendment virtually eliminating authority as national director of civilian defense by giv ng the War Department sole con trol over the purse A similar bill had previously passed the but it set no lim t on the total expenditure to safe guard the civilian population from aerial and assigned the job ofobtaining auxiliary fire equip gas masks and other defense acilities to LaGuardias There were strong indications hat he would have potent backing in the conference Chair man May of the House military in charge of he who is likely to be one of he has opposed the move to turn the job over to the War and quoted Sec retary Stimson as also By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of Japanese infantry and tanks at aeking on the mainSingapore road ess than 300 miles north of the British stronghold fought a severe allday battle with British and im perial troops in the Slim River area the British Far Eastern command announced Casualties on both sides were re torted The decision was not given in the tatement but earlier reports said the British were holding fast on newlyformed lines 50 miles north of Kuala crude rubber capital of the world and Japans mmediate the British an nounced seven casualties in a Jap anese night raid on Singapore Island and said British planes scor ed several hits on two enemy ves sels in Malayan waters and the China Sea and also narrowly missed a smaller Kuala Lumpur is 240 miles north of The British had nothing to report from the eastern Malay where the action has been obscure for several days since the British announced they were withdrawing from 190 miles north of Klang Raided Apparently seeking to soften the defenses of Kuala the Jap anese air force raided the city of about five miles west of the The Far Eastern command said a few casualties were reported Some slight damage to civilian property was caused in the Singa pore Island the statement Singapore itself had its fight night alarm in three days but no damage was reported The statement said British planes attacked a Japanese vessel north of Anambas in the China Sea between Malaya and Several direct hits sides of the werejreporUjdV The othertwo enemy ships tacked from the air were in the Kuantan the statement A direct hit on one vessel of causing large clouds of white was reported and the near misses were around a smaller ship in the Turn to Page 6 TheWorld By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japanese man far death Mow at remnants of Luzon bland defenders Tokyo government organ says Pearl Harbor attack made invasion of Continental United States New Army commander in Hawaii says islands may be attacked British report fierce battle raging on Slim River front on west coast of with heavy casualties on both Mavy Department announced sinking of Japanese troop ship and three Japanese claim again sinking of aircraft announcing torpedo ing of Japanese admit enemy submarine penetrated to within 100 miles of American and Allied airmen continue to pound Japanese in Bangkok report seven or eight more Japanese planes destroyed to one of their Navy adds one destroyer and one gunboat to Japanese war ships which were destroyed by Wake Island bringing total to Virtual lifting of sieges of Leningrad and Sevastopol re CARRIERS 10 DETO SHIRE STAMPS More than defense savings stamps of ten cent denomination will be to Adrian resi dents Saturday by Telegram car riers when the boys make their usual weekly collection A week ago the carriers deliv ered ten cent stamps and cleaned out the supply of that particular denomination at the Adrian post This week a new supply has been The carriers also sold four de fense bonds last the first week in which they went to work for Uncle Sam in the sale of stamps and John Graham sold two 5100 bonds last week and James Pierce sold one bond and one When the carriers deliver defense stamps also colled for the weeks delivery of The Telegram they will take orders Tor stamps to be delivered a week rom January Sub scribers place their orders for de fense stamps in advance but do not actually pay for the stamps until Paper Says Japan Has Worlds Most Powerful Navy Official broad cast recorded by Japan Times and controlled by the foreign declared today it was within the realm of prob ability that the armed forces o this country will land on the Amer ican continent in the Pacific war Once such a landing were made the newspaper it will be a simple matter for a welltrainee and courageous army to sweep ev before tJnited be invad its The contention that the Unit ed States cannot be the article is as much a myth asthat the Magindt could noi be or that Singapore anc Pearl Harbor are Japanese already have carried the war hear the Gol den Gate and air alarms have sounded in many bringing panic amongthe frightened it It said the British had invadec the United States in 1812 because the American navy was not strong enough and declared it wfll be in vaded The newspapers pre mise was an assertion that the Pacific fleet had badly crippled at Pearl The fall of both the Philippines and Singapore was forecast After the newspaper went it will be for Us to say where and how we will without the Times and Advertiser Japan has the most powerful navy in the world and the largest fleet of mer chant vessels and her land allied with those of Germany and can crush any combination of Auto Tax Stickers Go On Sale 26 9 Treasury said Thursday the new automobile tax stickers would go on sale in post offices and federal revenue offices throughout the country January The first which every pri vate automobile truck will have to carry after February will cost and will good until July when new stickers will be sold at the annual rate of 55 a Other stickers at varying costs will be sold for other types of motor motor To begin the Treasury is going to ask motorists to go to post office or revenue offices and buy stickers oh their own A record will be kept of those who pay and compared with registration lists to find out how many will liave to be reminded ofthe new tax jvhich was enacted by Congress last The first sticker will be a green revenue stamp showing a libertv bell Treasury said that because these stamps have an actual they will be sold only for money orders or certified checks No personal checks will be j ING STEPPED UP Goal Believed Force of Four Million Men 9 ficials disclosed today that induc tions into the army were being stepped up to double or triple peacetime and indications were that the immediate goal was a hardhitting land force of four million The army is accelerating the in duction of present which include about al realy as without draw from the men between 20 and 44 inclusive who are expected to register No limit has been set on the war time size of thearmy to be sent to Britain arid where else the high command may deem Secretary saysthenum ber to be drawn from the 000 to are availiible fit men will be determined the needs as they Present strength has been placed at around and and plans already under way would increase this to Ap propriations have been made to provide complete equipment for an million and critical equip ment for a fourth the War Department las issued orders against publica tion of draft calls and quotas for each officials made no secret of that the draft rate was being doubled and might soon be if such has not already been to Page 12 4 Reveal Marines on Wake Sank Seven Enemy Ships in Their Heroic Stand By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 9 The outlook grew blacker today for the United States and British imperial forces battling to hold the Philip pines and the Malay the two land flanks of the South China In Philippines the pouring a steady stream of re enforcements to multiply their nu merical massed for an allout attack against the rem nants of General Douglas MacAr thurs weary army northwest of Somber as the situation the capital found a few rays of The Navy reported the sinking of four Japanese army Advices from Burmacred ted American volunteer fliers with new successes in attacks on enemy bases And be lated details of Wakes defense added fresh glory to the Marines as well as two more ships to the toll they took before Jie island The report was the first in many days from the longsilent under seas units of the Asiatic The vy lastnight said one of tie Japanese ships sunk was a and the three others were supply Each was esti mated at Prompt Reports Foolhardy Much had been expected from the sizeable submarine force that was in the Far East at the out break of but the announc ed results to date have not been naval offi cials stressed that the dangerous missions of the submarines make prompt reports foolhardy while operations are They also pointed the elaborate pre cautions the enemy has taken to guard against which nake it necessary for the pig roats to stalk their prey until he opportunity for attack In the air attacks on Japanese bases in American vol unteers who are operating with enemy planes on the Royal Air even or eight he and all but one of the raiding planes got back to their base in Burma While the results of the raid were the capital at ached more importance to the act that in one at apans hitherto onesided com mand of the air was being dis Turn to Page Late Bulletins 9 partial reorganisation of the Of fice of Civilian Defense to give a large share of Ha responsibility to Dean fames Lanon of the Har vard Law bat with Mayor LaGuardia of New Tork continuing as was announced today by the White 9 Administrator Leon Henderson is ued a formal statement today as uring the nation the government las no plans to commandeer pri automobiles and explaining iat fears of commandeering un oubtedly arose from his own an wen to questions at a press con erenee January At that time Henderson said com mandeering of automobiles was one of gloomy possibilities that a prolonged war might bring Henderson said today the gov mment presently Is well supplied with automobiles and added there no occasion for citizens to offer heir cars for public 9 ish imperial defenders of Brit Kuala capital of the Federated lalay have been cut lie German radio said quot ing the official German news agen Violent fighting is raginir In the Kuala Lumpur DNB The agency admitted that the Iritish still held the city but said lat the Japanese cut behind lem to sever communications with 240 miles to the south ast 9 secretary of held today the milk marketing set ng up machinery for price con trol would not become effective Amorrow the date on which more then 200 other laws were schedul i to become Foes of the law have filed initia tory referendum with his office in an effort to invalidate it and Kelly declared they are suffi cient to stay effectiveness of the act until the petitions have been investigated as to legality of the signatures they
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