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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 12, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Malto w rM JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE INVADE DUTCH EAST INDIES IN MALAY BATTLE Loss of Kuala Lumpur Indicat ed Invaders Hold Two Thirds of Peninsula SINGAPORE RAIDED AGAIN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS loss of Kuala important rub ber center and capital of the Fed erated Malay was indicated by the British today in a state ment announcing that their troops had retreated to new positions be fore 35 miles airline southeast of that under heavy Japanese The Tokyo radio broadcast an official announcement this morn ing that Japanese troops had en tered Kuala Lumpur The British withdrawal moved the battle line to within 150 miles of Singapore and left more than twothirds of the Malayan penin sula in the hands of the who were reported continuing their attack on the land and in the While intimating the loss of Ku aia the statement indi cated that Selangor in which the city is had not been entirely surrendered to the Japan on the main railway leading southward to is in Negri Sembilan which borders Selangor state on the The British bulletin also an nounced that the Japanese had landed a party of nine men dressed as Malayans from fishing boats yesterday in the Bukitchurang area of southeast Johore province but said that all had been It was the first Japanese landing reported in Heavy Air Actixity Heavy Japaneseair activity was reported over a wide area of Mal with British aircraft swap ping blows with the Listed among the targets of Jap anese bombers was Seremban where slight damage caused to road communications was said to have been and on the southwest where the Japan ese machinegunned the town and sank a small ship in the the statement Singapore also was attacked sev eral times but damage and casualties were described as The stepped up aerial warfare accompanied by indications that planes stationed in Burma had launched an offensive against the bases from which Japanese bom bers have been supporting the over land drive on Turn to Page 2 JAPAN STRIKES AT DUTCH EAST INDIES Japan struck by land and presumably from their Philippine base at Davao 1 at the Netherlands East Landings were made at north east coast of Dutch and in the Minahassa area on the Island of Washington reported United States Army bombers scored a direct hit on an enemy battleship in the Gulf of and reported General Douglas MacArthurs Philippine army repulsed a Japanese attack with heavy losses Tokyo broad casts said fire swept Kuala Lumpur Federated Malay States under Japanese aeiial bom as Japanese spearheads drove Enemy planes reportedly bombed Moulmein in British Reported Raised Here FOUR FLEE FROM JAIL IN HILLSDALE i 12 OP I Sheriffs officers and state police searched today for four prisoner Stockholders of the four Adrian banks will elect directors at annual meetings arranged The stockholders of the Lenawee County Savings Bank and Adrian State Savings Bank the will meet at their respective banks at 10 oclock tomorrow morning to elect The directors will meet immediately afterwards to elect The stockholders of the National Bank of Adrian will meet at 4 oclock tomorrow afternoon to elect directors and the directors then ex pect to meet to choose The Commercial Savings Bank stockholders also will meet at 10 oclock tomorrow morning to elect directors but the newly elected di rectors will not meet to elect of ficers until Friday afternoon at 3 The stockholders of the Adrian Federal Savings and Loan Associa tion will elect directors at a meet ing January 2L TO ELECT The annual meeting of the Lenawee County Conservation Lea gue will be held tonight in the commission rooms of city hall at 7 Six directors will be elected to the 18man board of directors to fill vacancies caused by retirements The di rectors who will retire are Leon of president Thomas Earl Grii Britton Charles Seif Leslie Salter and Norman Mc Kenzie all of Plans will be made for the annual banquet of the early in After the business meeting mo tion pictures of Michigan hunting and skiing at Silver Oseoda wild game pictures and a record of a trip through the Taquahmenon river country of the Upper Peninsula will be shown by Lawrence Mills of public is invited to The MOTORISTS WARNED 12 State Highway Department report ed today trunk line highways throughout Michigan were but cautioned drivers that roads were slippery in the fnr War Rplipf wno escaped yesterday from the Tor War Keiie yearold Hillsdale county jail b burrowing through the 20inci COUNTY REPORTS of a rear cell Sheriff Frederick Marshall sail Adrian is over the top in the Red Cross War Relief Fund drive and the money continues to roll A total of in cash from Adrian contributions has been re ceived at the Red Cross headquar ters in the Chamber of Commerce building up to the present The citys quota was Roy chairman of the drive in has given Adrian workers until Thursday to clean up solicitation work in the County reports are slow in com ing in and little change was re ported today in totals from out side of Rost of Bliss county said today that Blissfield has exceeded its quota of and that the commit tee in Blissfield will meet Wednes day night to compile a complete Cement City reported raised in the drive in that Solicitation wrok in Hudson is just being Up to the present time in cash has been turned in at the Red Cross headquarters from county communities outside of Ad Some communities have not yet made Wtih the 902 collected in Adrian the county as a whole now has raised out of its total quota of More Snow Predicted Here Some Time Tonight For the first time in nine days the mercury in the government weather instruments here pushed above the freezing mark shortly before noon The cold wave which hung on for more than a week and brought continuous temperatures below the zero at one time reaching ten degrees started the begin ning of the end yesterday when the maximum reading was 26 de After a minimum tempera ture of 13 last the mercury started its rise today with a 30 degree reading at 9 At 1 oclock the reading was the three them excon victs from Southern Michigan Pris used an aluminum eating knifi can opener to remove mortar and bricks in a dark area partial hidden by steam pipes in the build For several he pris oners have been permitted the run of the celj instead of being confined to Nine other in mates denied knowledge of the es cape efforts and reported their clothing and other articles had been The escapers were Frank Sut of who was sen tenced in circuit court here 16 to a four to five year term foi breaking and entering and was awaiting trial on a fourth felony Peter of Pleasant who was awaiting trial for auto theft and parole Kenneth of Hillsdale who was awaiting trial for auto Lynn of North Adams who was serving 60 days for leav ing the scene of an He also faced return to prison as a pa role Dobos was paroled Oct 1 and a month later was arrested at Owos so on a charge of stealing hiis pa role officers He escap ed from the Shiawassee county jai but was recaptured 30 minutes la Kelley picked the lock of his cell at the Hillsdale jail last No vember and was at liberty two Sheriff Marshall said the men apparently made their getaway in an automobile which was reportec Approximately inches of snow fell in Adrian last night and the weather experts say that more can be expected tonight The emperatures are to be they FRENCHMAN EXECUTED Unoccupied L2 newspapers reach ing here today said a French resi Charles was executed 7 by a German firing squad for possession of Only local newspapers carried lie has been the case in other recent death senten ces imposed by the German occu pation authorities on At in the Nord Depart 28 Communist of them in con demned yesterday to sentences ranging from death to life im risonment at hard ACCTIONS Auction 7 miles north of mile cast or 3 miles south and mile cast of Earl Victor Auction sale January Linchan on Market See advertisement SERVICES SET TODAY Special to The Telegram 12 Private funeral services were to be held at 3 oclock this afternoon at the Hause Funeral Home for Freder ick James Morin and Jacqueline Ann children of and Morin of Sand Lake who died in a cottage fire Friday Burial was to be held in the Clinton Michigan State searching in the ruins of the fire found the remains of the bodies of the two The boy was five years old and his sister Jacqueline was They had been left In the cottage asleep while and Morin worked the Sand Creek roller skating rink only 200 feet When the fire was discovered by a passing motorist it already was out of control and attempts to save the children were BOY SUFFOCATES 12 OP Dale of suffocated Saturday in a fish shanty on the ice of Sagi naw Ernest of a told Coroner Hender son he found Green slumped over liis open burner charcoal stove when he went to Greens shanty after a day of spearing The youthwas dead when a doctor ar Bradley Asks Help in Naming Tire Inspectors Lenawee countys board of su pervisors opened its annual Janu ary session this morning at the court house and the members dis cussed a variety of matters besides hearing a number of communica tions and approving the annual re port of Louis county agri cultural Harry Bradley comity treasurer and Lenawee commodity rationing appeared before the supervisors and requested that they submit names to aid in choosing tire inspectors the The supervisors agreed to do this Bradley said that six tire in spectors already had been suggest ed by the Adrian delegation to work in this When the whole list of inspectors is they will be approved by the commodity ra tioning board and authorized to go to There is no pay offered for the inspectors and their job will be to make a thorough inspection of old tires held by applicants who wish to purchase new Turn to Page 7 OF PROFITS TAX Connally Says Fortunes are Being Made on Defense Work 12 RECAPNJREDY REDS Russians Capture Tikhonova Important Railway Junction And Allies Smash Back At Foe Air Forces Hammer Enemys Fleet REDS MENACE BRYANSK By ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian soldiers broken the new German winter defense line between Vyazma and on the central by capturing the steelproducing center of Lyudi it was reported The midnight statement announced the reoccupation of miles north of Brya and the capture of im portant railway junction of Tikho nova a few miles north of which is almost halfway between Moscow and Hitler was said 1 in Stock holm reports to London to have set up headquarters at 110 miles northwest of Lyudinovo and 220 miles west of af ter taking personal charge of the German He was reported then to have ordered his men to hold the VyazmaBryansk line at all A British radio broadcast heard by CBS quoted a Kuibyshev spokes man as declaring the Russians were within 80 miles of Smolensk and moving forward The locality of the advance was not given but might mean that the Russians already had swept beyond or possibly the recently captured city of 120 miles east of The latest Russian advance it was that the Russian forces were firmly astride the vital railway system linking Smolensk and the Ukraine that a major railway was defi nitely threatened and that 75 miles east of Bryansk the Mos cowKharkov had been Present War Front The Russian front thus extended from Leningrad to a point behind the fortress city of 100 miles south of thence southeastward to a near line curving behind 57 miles west of which the Germans stil From the Mozhaisk area the line bulges out once more to turns southward to the point of the extreme central ad vance thus then curves back and runs southward behind Ore Kharkov and on to the sea of Turn to Page 2 is SHORTM OF FUEL Germans Continue to Fall Back in Libya 12 General Erwin Rommels north African army was reported to be facing a serious fuel shortage as it continued today to fall back slowly from Agedabia with Brit ish mobile forces lashing at its stubbornly resisting rear British military quarters said an order found on a German prisoner one of Axis troops reported captured thus far in the Libyan Measure Passed Saturday in Senate 81 to 1 12 There was talk at the capitol today of 25 cent in many a southerners a joint Senate and House conference committee prepared to rewrite the Adminis trations battered price control The measure was approved Sat urday by the 81 to Sen ator Nye the opposed it because it contained no wage The House pre viously had passed the measure in much different Senator Brown chair man of the Senate conferees and opponent of most of the amend ments forced into the bill by an adamant farm said that as the measure now stood it probably would permit go to 22 cents a pound before any price controls could be Cotton now is about 18 cents a But some members of the farm bloc said they thought cotton mighj reach 25 cents a if all ol the amendments were Even some Senate members who voted for the bill expressed dis satisfaction with Senator Van denberg cast an aye1 vote and then turhedto a colleague to remark in a voice audible in the galleries But I dont Turn to Page 2 TIRE RETREAD PRICE Thorough overhauling of the exj that Rommels cess profits tax system and the en actment of drastic levies which would ckim off the major share of corporation earnings from war production operations were propos ed today by Senator Connally D a member of the Senate Fi nance Amid signs that Congress growing impatient at the reputed failure of the Treasury to explore new fields of Connally said he was certain there would be strong support for upward re vision of levies which now range from 35 to 60 per cent on profits classed as Some of these companies are making fortunes out of defense the Texas Senator told We can get some of the money from them and we ought to overhaul the excess prof ts tax This might Connally a change in the method of computing such Corpora Jons now have the alternative of figuring their excess profits lev es the basis of their invested capital or on the standard of past The invested capital ayored by the Treasury hi the Treasury in the has been op posed by Chairman George DGa of the Finance who contended that many corporations vith large capital stock issues thus avoided paying a fair share of tax es on admittedly large Influential legislators also were reported to have under consldera ion a Treasury suggestion for es ablishment of a graduated scale of regular and surtax corporation eyies instead of 30 per cent tax that now prevails on net in omes above The profitstaxis in additionto Jus men had been directed to conserve fuel because of the difficulty of replenishing their dwindling sup Owing to the great expenditure of fuel on the eastern front the fuel situation of the Reich is ex tremely the order Discovery of the order coincided with a statement by Rear Admiral Henry Bernard comman der of a British destroyer that German submarines were be ing shifted from the Atlantic to the in an effort to halt the destruction of Axis supply ships bound for Rawlings that the influx of submarines was being Some enemy convoys still are slipping but our ships and submarines are destroying every convoy he His assertion was given weight by an admiralty announcement yes terday in London that a large Axis transport laden with troops had been sunk by a British submarine and that a supply ship probably had been destroyed in the Ionian The British acknowledged yes terday that operations against Rommels forces retreating from Agedabia had been hampered by severe sand but said they were continuing to press their of Continued pressure also was reported oh the Axis garrison isolated in the SalumHalfaya sec tor on the EgyptianLibyan fron some 300 miles to the Although the weather also inter fered with RAF one squadron of Hurricanes was re ported to have made a lightning attack on Rommels communica tion lines and air knocking outnearly 400 transport vehicles nd destroying 13 aircraft Seek to Prevent Exploitation of Public 12 Government officials worked today on a plan to fix maximum prices for used tires after laying down a ceiling on charges for tire re treading to halt exploitation of the Leon the price ad announced the retread price schedule yesterday in a state ment saying that profiteering in the used and retread tire business had become so flagrant it and will not be allowed to con The schedule goes into effect next Monday and Henderson said it would be followed shortly by an order limiting the resale price of used Persons retreading or top cap ping the X 16 tires commonly used on low priced passenger cars may charge no more than if best grade camelback is or if they work with second grade Retreaders ap ply new rupper on tire tread sur faces and side recappers to only tread Both use a material called If dealers sell retreaded tires they may charge the maximum retreading fee for the type in plus for the tire Lose Men in Changsha Offensive 12 news dispatches declar ed today that Japanese forces re treating northward from Changsha after suffering a stunning defeat had been completely routed while trying to escape a Chinese encir clement and had left more than dead on the field of The Chinese captured approxi mately prisoners and large quantities of equipment during the which took place between the Laotao and Milo Rivers about 30 miles north of Hu nan Province the dispatch es i The which was said to have started last Friday and rag for a day and a boosted reported Japanese casualties in the mfated Changsha offensive to fortyfive This would mean the greatest defeat the Japanese have suffer ed since the beginning of the war in defeat not even ex ceeded by heavy setbacks in their two previous attempts to capture The battle along the Laotao the Chinese complete ly smashed the main body of Jap anese troops falling back toward the Yangtze River base of Yochow from which the Changsha offensive was Late Bulletins AMERICAN AIRMEN PLAYING VITAL PART IN DESPERATE BATTLE 13 dissension in the German high com mand was reliably reported to have to the nary today with a sharp disagreement between Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and his sub marine Vice Admiral Karl Earlier the London Star quoted Moscow broadcast that Field Marshal General Wilhelm chief of the German high command suddenly had been taken A foreign whose informa tion about Germany has almost in variably proved said Doe nitx had accused his superior of misleading him about successes of submarine raiders and the avail ability of He flatly charged Raeder with being re sponsible for the miscarriage of submarine FLEET But Says no Early Showdown With Japanese Can Be i Expected 12 Secretary of the Navy Knox said today that while the American flet was not no conclu sive showdown could be expected with the Japanese fleet and that the battle of the Atlantic was still the wars most important The navys number one he said in a speech prepared for the annual United States conference of is keeping sea lanes open between America and Britain to bring about the defeat of Hitlers great would not you if I led you to that you could expect dramatic developments of Amer fullscale naval engagements in the Pacific in the near Knox Turn to Page 7 Only 3 Jury Cases are Listed for Trial This Term The January term of the Len awee circuit court opened at the court house this morning with a call of the cases on the calendar by Judge Arthur A number of arraignments in crim inal cases on the calendar also were Richard charged with felonious driving Marion charged with being a third offen Japanese Parachutists and AirBorne Troops Seek to Improve Positions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Netherlands East Indies fight ing forces on land and in the air struck back today at strong Jap anese invasion footholds on Borneo and Celebes and claimed aided by their they bombed two Japanese a destroyer and two The Allies apparently were United States and Australian air The War Department at Washington said Sunday that American planes attacked an enemy cruiser and two large trans ports in the Celebes Sea with un determined The Batavia report specifically mentioned Aus tralian planes in action also in that Japanese parachutists and sea borne forces were battling doggedly in an effort to improve the posi tions they won early yesterday at the oil center island of off northeastern Borneo and on the northern arm of The fight at both invasion points continues a special NEI statement Of the NEI and Allied aerial blows at the shipping which carried and supported the the special statement said Our allies are energetically tak ing part in the fight against the Allied planesyesterday shot down four Japanese planes over Minahassa northern Celebes while they further scored two di rect hits on a Japanese cruiser and a near miss on a morning two Australian planes near Menado where the Japanese landed on Celebes were shot down in flames by the Jap Our bombers this morning scored a direct hit on a Japanese cruiser lying off while our American made Glenn Martin bombers also scored two direct hits on two Japanese transport ships lying Help British In Malaya While Fighting alongside their allies in vigorous defense of their own Netherlands fliers also were reported taking part in Britains defense of lower NEI fighters were said to have shot down three Japanese raiders attacking Singapore this A single Dutch pilot was credited with two Nether Lands Indies news said his own planes finally was knocked out der on drunk and disorderly the but he parachuted to ges and William Hagadorn charged with encouraging a girl to indecent all entered pleas of guilty this morning and will be sentenced Charles charged with carrying a concealed and Dale charged with taking indecent both stood mute at their arraignments and pleas of not guilty were entered for them by Judge Five other criminal cases were continued for various In the call of the civil cases list ed for trial by only one of the two on the calendar was mark ed ready for The other was Of the civil cases listed or trial by the court without a 18 were marked ready while Lwo others were dismissed and one was settled out of court In the chancery 36 cases were marked ready for Two others were passed over the term and five were The January term jury is to re port for duty a week from tomor row Only three jury cases are listed The first scheduled for trial is the case against Charles who is charged with carrying concealed Two default judgments were granted this morning by Judge Hathbun in cases involving collec ion on promissory Frank Flory of Adrian was named as the defendant In both Law rence Hall was granted a udgment in his suit against and Mae Andrews was granted a Frank Bissfield repre sented the plaintiffs in both In a brief court session Saturday nvolving the dissolution of the State Line Creamery at fudge Rathbun issued an order au thorizing the sale of the retail milk route and equipment for The petition for the order vas made by Clarence re ceiver of the i Turn to Page 7 AT AREJADIN Many Unaccounted for in Que bec Inferno 12 W least 15 workmen were known dead today and that many more were unaccounted for in the worst fire in the history of northern a predawn inferno of flames which trapped a sleeping construction crew in their one story wooden Survivors of the disaster at the construction camp which of workers on a power development sug gested that the fire was touched off fed by gaso Officials began an immediate One of the men who escaped by diving headlong through a window and fleeing barefoot across tne snow said he believed someone set the fire and gasoline was used to spread because the fire spread on the floors like a rolling Another said the blaze was no ordinary Gasoline itseU couldnt have produced a more rapid spreading of the Besides the dead and others were taken to hospitals foi treatment of some of them Because some of the men were In town it was not known immediately how many were in Hshaped sleeping quarters at the time of the Ordinarily the building houses Firemen prevented the flames from spreading to other buildings but were unable to control the fire at the barracks buildings where it
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