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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rising Temperature JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE ARMY IN PHILIPPINES TURNS Dutch Tell of Submarine and Air Raids United States Liner Sunk MAC ARTHUR IS IGNORED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS advices indicated today that the Japanese were ignoring the isolat ed Philippine area for the moment to strike ever hearer the Nether lands East Indies in a prelude to a new invasion While fighting between General MacAthurs army and the Japan ese was said to have dwindled to minor United States and Dutch navy announcements told of Japanese submarine and air raids in Netherlands Indies Authoritative quarters in Batavia believed a major Japanese invas ion thrust was The American Ruth Alexander of the American Presidents line was destroyed by an enemy plane off the Dutch Is the navy with one crow member killed and four The Dutch disclosed the sinking of a Netherlands freighter by a Japanese submarine in the Java Only three were Sub Operations Checked Japanese submarine operations off the American west were said by the navy to have been narrowed by coastal defense the navy reported that operations continue against enemy submar ines in the Central A report that an Axis submarine operating in New England BLASTED OUT OF SKY AT PEARL HARBOR Navy seamen examine the wreckage of during the surprise raid on that big naval Japanese torpedo plane shot down at Pearl Harbor base December Official Navy proved navy said the The area has been thoroughly searched without tan gible Although statements failed to dis close the disposition of General MacArthurs military offi cials expresseda belief that he had his forces possibly 15 miles to a new Philippine defense line since repulsing the heavy Japanese assault last A War Department spokesman said the new main defense front probably centered in a corner of Pampanga 30 to 50 miles north of the Corregidor Much of MacArthurs army ap peared to be massed in the Batan with Batan Province and corners of Pampanga and Zambales Provinces remaining in American along with Subic Bay and the secondary1 naval station at In Natural Stronghold On the new the Philippine army would be in a natural with the left flank anchored on the Cabusiian mountains and the right Dank on the marshes of the Pampanga River Japanese troops were reported to be bringing up rein forcements for an which could be made in force along a front of only about ten Any new American withdrawal would mean the forced retreat of troops defending Olongapo and the concentration of all remaining forces in Batan Peninsula and the Corregidor fortifications for a last American possession of Corregidor and other islands in the string of tixed fortifications keeps the Japan ese out of Manila They are to have used the anchorage at 700 miles to the And it was believed the Japanese could launch a full dress assault on the Dutch Islands from bases at Davao and Indo CHILDREN LOSE LIVES IN COTTAGE FIRE Eperial to The Tcltgrum and save the children but they SAND Jan I could not penetrate the solid wall their parents worked in the The fire was completely Lake roller skating rink less than out of control when it was discov 200 feet Jimmy five years and his little Jean three years burned to death about oclock last night in a cottage They were the children of and James Moorn who have been helping her and Harry in the opera tion of the roller skating the former Sand Lake dance The Moorns have been occupying a twostory cottage east of the roller skating rinlc near the road that winds around the A pass ing motorist saw the cottage in flames and spread the Ac cording to Michigan State Police of the Clinton post who were notified of the skaters from the tried to enter the burning cottage STUDENTS TO HELP the flimsy cottage construc tion making it easy for the fire to It was learned that Moorn went to the cottage only 15 or 20 minutes before the fire was dis covered to make certain that the children were He fpund every thing in order and returned to the skating rink to resume his The cottage was heated by a coa stove and State Police were of the opinion that the fire started from an overheated stove or overheated stove The children slept on the second The Clinton and Onsted firede partments were notified but the cottage was beyond saving when they The bodies of the children could not be found last night and state police were direct ing a search of ruins The Moorns lost all of their fur niture and personal They will live for a time with her parents who live in another cot China without waiting for the conquest of Manila The possibility that the Chinese offensive on the mainland might gain serious headway gave the Japanese another reason for rush ing the attempt to clean up south eastern Japanese garrisons in China are believed to have been thinned down to provide troops for the Philippine and Malayan ad and quick victories would give Tokyo a chance for large scale reinforcements on the con High School Boys to Act as SubContractors 10 waukee school boys will manufac ture war industry tools in their classrooms as subcontractors under a plan endorsed by the superinten dent of schools and a school board The project to bring high school trades students into actual war production invovles furnishing of raw materials by the local Kear contracts to make machine tools for defense in tage west of the roller skating ney and Trecker which holds huge MOTHER TOLD OF HER SONS HEROIC DEATH 10 of a marine corps lieutenants he roic death on Midway Island dur ing a Japanese assault was told to day in a letter from his command ing officer to his The lieutenant was 26yearold George graduate of De troit Southeastern High School and the University of Michigan Engi neering To his Estelle Can non of Ann Shannon of the Marine Corps wrote instead of practicing at moulding and similar shop will manufacture milling machine parts from these materials for marketing by the concern after Younger boyswill do the rough work while advanced pre paring for regular jobs in defense will finish the Sanction of the plan by the school board is expected 13 The once will start the next Milton superintendent of described the which was advanced by Kearney and as unique in indus and educational Students will not be paid for their to be done during reg ular class as they would under ordinary subcontract ar rangement The manufacturing may donate equipment and scholarship grants under a loose arrangement which avoids legal Union labor will not object to the in the opinion of Peter president of the AFL Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council and a director of the school Your sons action on this occasion was most When an enemy shell hit Georges battle seriously wounding him and some of his he refused to be evacuated until his wounded men had been cared Your son was held in high es teem by his fellow officers and He embodied the fine quali ties of an officer and a While Georges death is a severe loss to his his unselfish loyalty and high sense of duty have set a standard which we all hope to attain during these critical Please accept my heart felt The letter was made public by the marine corps recruiting j KILLS LEAPS TO DEATH NEW 10 today fatally shot a woman while they were in the foyer of her apartment then raced up five flights of stairs to leap to his death off the Police described him as a suitor of Amelia Velgog the gun Detectives said that an confronted Vel gog as she returned home with her Almedo As he opened Franco ran screaming into the street Three bullets pierced the victims throat Moreau then put the gun to his head but the weapon Quickly he jerked a vial of poison from his gulped it down and ran up the Minutes later his body hurtled to the ground near the foyer Detectives quoted Franco as saying the two had quarreled re cently after keeping company for more than a j While on the way to the fire Edward 25 years of Clinton suffered painful head lacerations in an automobile acci dent three and a half miles west of Blatchford lost control of his car on It went off the road and hit a The driver was taken to Tcumseh LICENSE PLATES ARE 10 Motorists to Deposit Them When Buying New Ones Salvaging of old license plates has been deemed important enough that Harry secretary of state in has advised all branch license plate distributors to supply receptacles where the old plates may be deposited when new ones are Drivers are to be given the priv ilege of detaching their old plates and placing one in the window of their car while driving to the branch office After to purchase new making pur agency Meanwhile Domei reported that the Japanese commander in the Philippines had ordered all United States and British nationals to re port to the army immediately for internment for their own protec Those failing to comply by 15 will be dealt with appropriately on the presumption that they are engaged in antiJapanese activi the agency TO 8 BELOW one of the new plates may be placed in the window while diiv ing back home or to a The purpose of this is to make instruments stood at six below f r rnwfi njtjin Titir rtcart lanirt The cold wave which has plagued Lenawee county along with the rest of this section of the country this week continued last night with the result that the mercury dipped to the eight below zero This reading is within two degrees of the seasons low of ten below zero established Thursday The return of the subzero read ings came after residents of this vi cinity were given a single days re spite although yesterdays mini mum was only three degrees above zero and the maximum only The Detroit weather bureau pre1 diets that the temperatures will rise slowly probably reach ing the 15 degree mark this At 9 oclock this morning the mercury in the government weath JAPANESE CLAIM MALA ADVANCE Occupy Kuala Lubu They Say 10 Official Broad cast Recorded By trpops advancing in Selangor state behind the main British battle line occupied the airdrome at Kuala 40 miles north of the im portant city of Kuala last a Domei dispatch broadcast today The dispatch was dated from a Japanese base in Kuala Kubu is on the important Singapore railroad and is about 10 miles south of the main British Japanese The British were reported hold ing that line but previous reports have told of Japanese infiltrations at various pointsin Selangor Domei declared that the Jap anese air cooperating with ground had kept British forces under heavy bombardment in the Kuala Lumper sector all day destroying 23 seven armored cars and two Japanese planes also raided Singapore again last scoring hits on military thenews Sea peninsula thesouthern Up GERMANS MENACED 1 RED Russian Columns Drive West at Pace of More Than Four Miles a Day MQSALSK IS RECAPTURED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian columns driving West at a pace of more than four miles a day have recaptured 47 miles west of and0 appreciably tightened the pincers menacing Germans at the Russians said Axis as well as Ber lin and Rome statements have not mentioned the loss of a single city since acknowledging the withdraw al from Rostov last but have emphasized continued reports of the repulse of strong Red army Bern dispatches The fall of 140 airplane miles south of the northern anchor of Mozhaisk encirclement arc at was announced by the information bureau last along with a number of other towns including nearby Serpeisk and Vet Serpeisk lies a few miles south of Vetchino is a village situated between Kaluga and Ma which also was re captured The action placed Russian spear heads only 25 miles east of the Vy azmaBryansk line where another German stand is expected deep in the rear of the Mozhaisk salient 57 miles west of The speed of the advance is indicated by re ports of 20mileaday movements in some cases since the capture of 110 miles southwest of was announced New I Years Day Germans Frustrated London advices said Russian air squadrons had frustrated German attempts to feed in reinforcements by troop several German regiments having been routed in this Among the Russians killed in the central front fighting was Lev a Cossack cavalry officer who was designated as a hero ot the Soviet Union forvalor three weeks In icy waters of the Barents an enemy transport was the Soviet information bureau Despite German air Rus sian troop transports were reported to be landing reinforcements at Feodosiya in the growing challengi to Axis forces on the Blade of the long battle Turn to Page 2 One of Fastest Ever Built for the Navy 10 ton light San of the fastest ever built for the Monster Tanks Leading Japanese Malayan Push British Fall Back Again Suggests Willkie Be Director Of New Arms Supply Program B there has been any lingering doubt in the Presidents no doubt can now remain that his Administration is badly organized and inadequately manned to carry out the war pro The conferences in Wash ington dealing with conversion of the automobile industry prove Since Pearl the situa tion of the country and of the automobile industry in particular has been as follows For the dura of the war and until victory is won we are cut off from the supplies of rubber upon which all automo tive transportation We have to fight and to win this mecha nized war with the supplies of rubber that are now in the United it is impossible t o carry out the war on which is staked the whole future of the automo bile ex cept by finding some way to use in that program every every every This being the what tiave we seen in Washington in Dutch Warship Attacked But Is Not Hit Netherlands East In 10 raiders striking at the oil center of Tara North for the second straight day hurled 30 bombs at a Dutch warship in the harbor but scored no the Netherlands command reported Five members of the crew of a merchant ship anchored nearby were wounded slightly by one of the few bombs which came near the the Dutch About eight Japanese planes took part in the second consecutive days recent days We have seen that the procurement agencies of the Army and Navy had no considered pro gram of what they want the con verted automobile industry to pro We have seen that whose function it is to advise and assist has no plan for the conversion of the automobile in OPM has no plan because Director William Knudsen anc his associates have never believed that conversion was necessary or But as a matter of conver sion is now absolutely indispens the leading auto mobile manufacturers and auto labor leaders have been called to Washington to undertake conver They find no one with author ity who knows what he wants ant means to get The inevitable result of this lack of authority in the government has been a dismal quarrel between the manufacturers and the Turn ot Page 2 Y As a target the enemy aircraftgallons at the end of November has apparently chosen a warship of the Royal Netherlands Navy ly ng off Tarakan which met previous attacks with antiaircraft the statement About 30 bombs were directed at the warship but no hit was either on the warship or on a merchant ship which was lying Five members of the mer chant ships crew slightly wounded by one of the few ombs which came near the United States be com The ship was insignificantly missioned today at the Boston navy The launched at the Beth lehem Steel Companys Fore River plant on July is designed to make approximately 35 ap proaching the speed of newtype She has a sheer line running from stem to stern with no raised fore The deckhouse is extended to enclose the forward creating astreamline airflow around the stack and elim nating air pockets that would draw smoke The new vessel was named for two trips and Kel ly believes that in this way more of the old plates will be turned The local branch license office is cooperating and has advised law enforcement officers of the plan to detach old plates before going to buy new Both Sheriff Ros coe Scdtt and Commissioner Louis Germond have been ad vised of the plan by Budd Good license plate and have said they would The value of the old plates is re ported as great and a plan to col lect them has been worked out by the State Prison What is to be done with them after being collected is to be determined by the State Salvage There are about two million license plate users in the Denies There Is Gas Shortage In Michigan 10 gas engineer for the State PublicService denied today reports from the Office of Production Management that there was a serious shortage of natural gas in particularly in De He declared OPM was correct in urging reduced consumption to con serve gas but that house holders need have no fear of a shortage on the basis of informa tion now zero but at noon It had risen rapid ly to seven degrees above zero and continued to Mercury Sets New Low Marks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures dropped again throughout Michigan last in many cities reaching new low marks for the weeklong subzero The frigid spell that has held all the state in its grip appeared finally to be as government weather forecasters indicated rising temperatures to day might reach 15 degrees by Fair to partly cloudy skies were Last nights low readings includ ed Sault Marie 23 below zero Grand Rapids 19 below Battle Creek 16 below Houghton and Jackson 11 below Flint 10 below and Pontiac 8 below Port Huron 7 below Marquette In where the mercury reached 16 above at 4 a drop to 2 below zero at 7 was on behalf of that municipality Edouard Izac a retired lieutenant was selected to present a silver ser vice set for use During the latter part of the World a cruiser of the same built in 1907 and originally named the sank in col lision with a mine off Fire New Contracts for the San Diego and another the San were awarded to the Fore River plant in at the same time that contracts were awarded for construction of the Atlanta and Junea at the ship New Circuit Court Term Also Will Open Monday The January sessions of the countyboard of supervisors and the Lenawee circuit court will be opened simultaneously Monday morning at the court house with I Todays Map Asthe Japanese drive down the Malay the eyes of the world are focused on island of For a map show ing some details of this vital turn to page seven of todays Routine business for January session will include oclock and the court session open ing an hour special business of im portance is slated for the supervis the the annual reports on county clerks and treasurers accounts and the annual report of Louis county agricultural agent The January court term will be opened with a call of the cases on the calendar TheJanuary termjury is to report for duty January damaged above the water The statement said that Japanese again sent reconnaissance planes over various points of the outer These important islands are brac ing themselves for a major Jap anese invasion thrust which author itative quarters believed to be im minent The Japanese have been ceaseless in their aerial reconnais sance and aerial thrusts against outer Seen as Outgrowth of OPM Order to Distilleries 10 Return of the moonshine whisky and bathtub gin of the prohibition era was foreseen today by some congressmen as a possible out growth of an OPM order to dis issued this di rected the distilling industry to di vert about 60 per cent of its capa city to the production of ethyl al an important component of Congressional rep resentatives from three of the nations biggesl whiskyproducing ONeal D and Chapman D of Ken Dirksen R of and Boehne D of shared the view that bootlegging might pick up because of the Kentucky Indiana Illinois produce about 75pefcentof all the whisky made in the United ONeal said that the nations present whisky ample to meet normal de mands for about five he the groundlessfear of some people that there might be a short or that prices mightbe boost ed as a result of the OPM may encourage bootlegging and il licit whose Kentucky Blue grass district is dotted with huge said he could see no rea son for a shortage or a price in There is the he that fear of a shortage or big price raises might encourage the operation of illicit stills and the production of bootleg Boehne likewise said the new or der may start bootlegging like we had in If the public gets worried about a there might be a wave of buying which would encourage Dirksen Of we have always had boot Adrian Now Within of Reaching Quota Roy Adrian chairman of the Red Cross War Relief Fund has set next Thursday as the final date for receiving con tributions in While money will not be refused after that it is urgent that all contributions be turned in to headquarters by that Yesterday the students of the Junior high school collected and turned it in at With other money received during the day the total raised in Adrian and in the fund treasury is Adrian now is within of its quota of and officials are confident that the drive will go over the top early next Red Cross headquarters reported that the county total outside of Adrian remained at no new reports having been re ceived since The total collections i in the entire county now stand at The county quota is The needs of industrial alcohol for defense purposes were estimat ed by Dirksen to be in the neigh borhood of 75 to 100 million gallons a By stepping up produc he the distilling in dustry could meet those require ments without interfering with the production of beverage AT ODDS ON BILL 10 the supervisors convening at 10 House and Senate were at odds to day on a daylight saving time bill to conserve electricity for war pro The Senate last Wednesday pass ed a measure permitting President Soosevelt to advance clocks as much as two hours whenever and wherever he saw fit Yesterday the House adopted a bill to set clocks ahead one all over until six months after the leaving the President no The are expected to be settled in a conference commit i Michigan Has 262 New Laws Effective Today 10 citizens have 262 new state laws to effective The acts went into effect at mid 90 days after adjournment of the 1941 Another the milk marketing act to set up a price control re mained inoperative because op ponents filed petitions with the department of state to subject it to The new laws cover a wide variety of One of them consolidates state tax collecting agencies under a central revenue Others grant firemen a shorter week and fix minimum pay schedules for The fellow who allows his weeds to grow will be in peril of the law under another act which allows local governments to set up noxious weed control An act penalizing acts of sabotage more severely also took with others which allow parole of life term convicts other than murder ers forbid election officials to de lay canvass of votes allow old age assistance grants up to a month allow the state board of canvassers to determine whether fraud was committed to obtain sig natures onreferendum Still others in the long list raise the pay of circuit judges a year give first place on election ballots to the party which polled the highest vote for secretary of state in the preceding London Admits Critical Hour Is at Hand in Defense of Singapore By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Japanese troops led by monster advancing almost 50 miles in 24 hours through the Malayan green hell were reported today in an official Tokyo broad cast to have driven within 10 miles of Kuala the crude rubber 240 miles north of The broadcast said British forces were reeling back inconfusion and that a direct attack on the city was expected to British Far East tersely acknowledged that battle wearied British Imperial troops had withdrawn farther the south from the latest of a series of de fense lines 50 miles north of Kuala No details were Japanese news said the Mikados invasion forces were closing in on the city from two moving down from the the other from the Smash British Lines Domei said the north column had swept within 10 miles of Kuala Lumpur by 5 yesterday after smashing through British lines at Tanjong Malim 50 miles to the The northwest column was reported 15 miles from the Front line dispatches said the Japanese advance was marked by the bloodiest fighting of the month old with the invaders hurling themselvesrecklessly deathtrap British defense posi Heaviesttype Japaanese tanks were leading the dispat ches London quarters admitted grave ly that a critical hour had struck in the defense of Britains 1 stronghold in the Far fortified at a cost of and declared that the need for reinforcements in troops and planes was urgent OftBattle British bombers were reported slashing at three Japanese bases in an attempt to relieve the pres raiding Sungei Patani and in and Japanese held Ipoh in Malayan Berak 125 miles above Kuala The of whom were fresh and rested rained blows upon the defenders of the road to Kuala Lumpur and 290 miles below the zone of The battle was joined in a tri angle formed by the Slim and Ber man about 50 miles north of Kuala The Japanese were said to be at tempting to smash their way ahead by sheer weight of They were using the heaviest tanks yet employed by the Turn to Page 2 Late Bulletins 10 Canadian Press The Free French will remain in occupation of the islands of Pierre and ViceAdmiral Entile Mu selier declared who commanded the Free French units that occupied the islands said that the plebiscite taken the next day showed that the population was in favor of the Free French as against In case anyone still remains in doubt as to my I am glad to repeat what I have said Here we and here we shall 10 The War Department reported to lay intensive patrolling and artil lery duels between the Philippine defenders and the Japanese and said heavy enemy reinforcements were being brought 10 CSV Two explosions and fire destroyed the Great Northern Railroads giant grain storage today with loss estimated at Seven including two were injured fighting the blaze in subzero 10 own press chief prepared the Ger man nation lor a jolt solemnly acknowledging that Nazi military operations have reached an extremely serious and indeed critical phase as the Russians swept on to new At the same advices from somewhere on the German fron tier said persistent reports of in cipient revolutions in Germany coinciding with the debacle on the Xustian war front had impelled the jierman foreign office to issue a middleofthenight These advices said the Wilhelm strasse called foreign correspond ents Atom bed one night this week and told them of the reports and he official The foreign of Ice asserted that the reports were spread by British and Amer can   

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