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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Fair and Warmer JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 GUNS SMASH JAP BATTERIES PRESIDENT ORDERS NEW WAR BOARD Armed With Authority to Sub mit Labor Disputes to Binding Arbitration DAVIS HEADS GROUP By THE ASSOCIATED A 12 man War Labor headed by William Davis and armed with authority to submit labor disputes 10 binding superseded the Defense Mediation Board to day in the job of settling disagree ments between workmen and man anywhere in the nations gigantic industrial The new created yester day by executive order of Presi dent will absorb all of the functions and most of the em ployees of the board it The War Labor Board is an out growth of the recent Indjstry Labor Conference in Washington which agreed to end strikes and lockouts during the war and to settle all disputes by peaceful he New York patent lawyer wo also headed De fense Mediation will be one of four men representing the pub Industry and labor will be represented by four with la bors representation divided equal ly between the CIO and the Members aside from Davis are pro fessor of economics at the Univer sity of who will serve as vice chairman Frank president of the Universi ty of North Carolina like Dav a member of the Defense Med iation Board and Wayne dean of the University of Oregon Law School and chairman of the Presidential FactFinding Commit tee which settled the threatened nationwide railroad strike in De Industry presi dent of the United States Chamber of Commerce and of Congoleum Roger Lapham of San chairman of the board of the American Hawaiian Steamship Company presi dent of standard Knitting and Walter of New chairman of the Standard 011 Company of New Lap ham and Teagle served on the De fense Mediation Labor Members Labor Thomas of secretarytreasurer of the United Mine Workers George New secre tarytreasurer of the AFL president of the United Automobile Workers of America and Matthew vice president of the Meany and Kennedy served on the old but Ken Americans Making Their Last Japanese Declare 13 Official Broad cast Recorded By forces on Luzon island in the Philippines have won control of the neck of Batan Peninsula and American forces hemmed in to the south now are making their last desperate the Nichi Nichi said today in a dispatch from the Japanese artillery and planes are heavily bombarding American posi tions at the foot of Mount Natib and along the and the roar of gunfire is audible in Manila more than 27 miles away across the the paper Under cover of the bombard ment Japanese infantry was said to be attacking Meanwhile it was announced that Japanese headquarters in the Philippines had prohibited the cir culation of all currency except the Philippine peso and Japanese mili tary peso headquarters declared that United States gold dollars would be exchangeable for a limit ed time at therate of two pesos per Heavy penalties were provided for circulation of banned curren KUALA LUMPUR FOR NEW DEFENSE LINES Savage Air Attacks Seen as Prelude to Resumption of Japanese Land Drive Charged With Fraud TOPJY Progress Is Reported Outside of City in Solicitation Activities nedy resigned in over board disagreement In his Roosevelt stip ulated that the first step hi settling Adrian the REPORTED SO FAR The city of Adrian has over sub scribed its Red Cross War Relief quota the total amount on hand to date being The received yesterday included checks from Siena Heights College and Joseph Academy the Prentice the American Chain Cable Com he Kewaunee Manufacturing Company and many smaller sums from clubs and organiza Up to the present time has been turned in at Red Cross head quarters from the county outside of Along with Adrians it gives the county as awholea cash total theidrive so quota is At the same time Rost of chairman of the reported today that a total of had been raised in the county outside of Adrian but not all of the total has been reported at Adrian Red Cross Four villages have not yet reported in the drive and the solicitation Is not yet complete in any of the villages that have reported partial The indications are that the county effort will go far over the Rost also reported today that with a quota of had raised to In order to complete the solicitation work in the county the drive for funds out side of Adrian has been extended by Rost to January In a dispute shall be direct negotia tion or procedure provided in a collective bargaining If this the United States Con eillation if not already will try to work out a Should this method fail to bring about a 1he case would be certified to the board by the Secretary of Labor JAP BOMBERS ACTIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bombers battered savagely today at British troops attempting to hold a new line of defense only 150 miles north of Singapore after abandoning Kuala Lumpur in a re treat which dispatches from the front said was executed in orderly fashion and with comparatively few The air assault apparently was designed to prepare the way for a resumption of the overland offen sive in which the Japanese have ad vanced some 300 miles from the Thailand border since they began their invasion Abandonment of Kuala important rubber center and capi tal of the Federated Malay was confirmed by the British last Earlier a statement had reported establishment of a new defense line north of 35 miles southeast of Kuala but it failed to say specifically that the city had been Before British troops were said to have destroyed every thing of value which they couid not remove from Kuala Some sections of the London alleged that the British forces had been only half hearted in carrying out the scorch ed earth policy in Malaya and sharply criticized leaders held re Calls Retreat Magnificent A Reuters return ing from the described the British retreat and the removal of military supplies from Kuala Lum pur as one of the most magnificent feats in the history of this cam For nine he the main north and south road was crammed with our troops and all of which were taken back almost without Many articles which the troops could nottake with them they gaye to natives fleeing from the Japan es the correspondent The natives carried away drink and clothing on in ox carts and motorcy he Clouds of smoke arose as I left and it ap peared that the railroad station had been set on The same correspondent said that an important announcement could be expected at any moment which may change the Malayan situation considerably in Britains but gave no indication of what it might British engineers were said to have done everything possible to place obstacles in the path of the Japanese and to have attended to campaign end Roy city chair has or the board could take jurisdiction parmers IJropri tn Turn Iho Sprrofarv nf Urged TO I Urn METAL DEALERS REPORT after consulting the Secretary of The board then would chart a course for settlement through med voluntary arbitration or ar m bitration under rules of its own metal and scrap metal is Government labor officials ex pressed the view that the new board would prove more success ful in preventing work interrup tions because of its authority to re sort to arbitration when all other means of settlement Under this both sides of a dis pute agree to accept the recom mendations of an The old board relied upon the force of pub lic opinion to enforce its recom but had no power be vond that of a mediating ACCIDENT WRECKS CAR AT MOMINEES CORKERS Kpecial to The Telegram car driven by Melvin 20 years of Route was badly damaged last night at oclock in an accident at Mominees five miles north of No other cars were The occupants of the and Maurice Hoekstra of Tecumseh suffered lacerations but were released aft er treatment by a Blissfield physi State who investigated the said that Wegner was driving south and attempted to make a right He lost con trol of the car as it struck an abutment and it went into the ditch on the south side of the The police issued a summons to Wegner far driving at an excessive AUCTIONS Auction sale January Linehan m Market page See advertisement Metal to Keep Steel Mills Operating The government needs scrap is the report of Adrian junk deal All metal that can be collect ed is being turned over to steel mills and foundries for defense pro but business is anything but booming for local Theres plenty in the county but were not getting Max owner of a junk yard at 421 College Avenue Theres hardly a farmer in the county who doesnt have at least 200 pounds lying around in his But when he hears that he can get only 50c for 100 pounds he hangs on to it Frank went on to explain that the government has set a ceiling on the amount that can be paid for scrap In Michigan this varies from to per according to the quality of paid to the dealer at point of deli By the time the dealer has taken out sorting and transporta tion the amount he can af ford to pay for metal he collects is considerably less than the ceil ing Steel mills are closing down for lack of Frank If farmers and others with scrap metal would gather It up and turn it regardless of the price they it would help a They have got to forget the almighty As patriots this is one way they can help defend their Louis junk dealer at 306 College reported a similar scarcity of scrap iron and The turnover in scrap metals has been slow for the last two the dealers and is not just a recent development Kajan Pass north of Seremban in such fashion that the invaders probably will be held up there for some Amelia church was held in bail after charges were filed accus ing her of defrauding another woman of DIRECTORS ELECTED Wood New Member of Commercial Bank Board Stockholders of three of Adrians banks elected directors this morn ing in annual meetings called at 10 oclock and afterwards directors of two of the banks met to elect Frederick Wood was named the ninth member of the board of directors of the Commercial Sav ings replacing Fee who resigned during the last The other directors who were re elected are Charles Henry Palmer and Officers will be elected at a meet ing at 3 oclock Friday All directors of the Adrian State Savings Bank were They are Ear Fred Gerald who were named at a meeting of REPORT RECAPTURE Of CENTJRJY Germans Virtually Encircled by Pincer Claw Aimed at Smolensk MOVE NAZI HEADQUARTERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russias armies were unofficial ly reported today to have recap tured the key rail city of 200 miles south of where a force of Germans was be lieved virtually encircled by the southern claw of a giant Russian pincers aimed at The British Exchange Telegraph agency quoted Berlin sources as saying Hitler already had moved his field headquarters from Smo 210miles west of to a city in southern A London broadcast said th BBC Armored Units Of Enemy And Big Infantry Forces Are Dispersed By Shelling T CALLED VERY COSTLY Only Remnants of Dutch Gar rison on Tarakan Island Escaped to Mainland By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Large numbers of Japanese which poured into the little oilproducing island of Tarakan off Northeast Borneo literally overran the place Late Bulletins IS Japanese invaders have captured the oilproducing island of Tarakan off northeast Borneo but the oil fields and all equipment were thoroughly it was an nounced officially late 13 cap ture of tightening Brit ains encirclement of holdout Axis troops in the Haifaya was announced by British Middle East headquarters today as Imperial vanguards more than 300 miles to the west pressed on the retreat and only the of a brave i enemys itussian had rptakpn Orpl and imjua while other Red army forces garrison ID the believedjo be isolat ing northwest from Jaluga 110 miles J southwest of were ed more than halfway on their 90i Thisfirst Japanss3 conquest of the Dutch annoancad ea ui the area near the Egyptian Libyan mile trek to on the Mosj cowSmolensk In the Hitlers high com mand admitted that the battered German armies had been thrown back to the Valdai the upper startingpoint of last Octobers German drive against Moscow which the Fuehrer boasted would be the last decisive victory of The Nazi high command also re ported quickening action on the southern Ukraine where the Red armies of Marshal Timo shenko are driving to recapture the Russian Pitts Turn to Page 7 the directors the immediately remain the after Fred Park is president vice president and Hervey assistant The directors of the Lenawee County Savings Bank who were reelected this morning are Burnham Howard Karl Prentice and No director was elected to take the place of Robert Moreland who has moved to The all of whom were are president vice president Richard cashier Norman as sistant and Miss Florence The stockholders of the Nation al Bank of Adrian will elect their directors at a meeting at 4 oclock this and the directors will afterwards meet to choose of jVVould Reach Production of Tons a Year in 18 Months By 13 rubber and chemical companies joined with the government today in a synthetic rubber production program calling for five times the combined output of Germany and to make the armed forces independent of the Malaysian As approved by President Roose Report on Adrian Traffic Survey Shows Need of Another Parking Lot City Officials are Guests as Engineers Report at Ex change Meeting Last September four experienc ed traffic engineers from the Auto mobile Club of Michigan spent a few days in Adrian carefully an alyzing traffic Today their findings were made public in a 14page report on the citys traf fic control system and recommen dations for traffic improvement The report was explained by Ernest director of the at the weekly meeting of the Exchange Club at the Lena wee Mayor Lundahl and Commissioners Louis Germond and Adelbert Vedder were guests of the club for the The engineers who made the survey were Chester John Floyd Webb and Wil liam The Exchange Club plans to cooperate with city officials in adopting as many rec ommendations as Parking Lot Needed Foremost on the list of recom mended improvements is the es tablishing of another parking lot to serve the main shopping dis trict The traffic experts suggest ed that space for at least 160 auto mobiles be found as soon as possi ble and be converted into a hard lighted parking With an eye toward future a larg er space may be found they About 1 pages of the report was devoted to the description of a plan used by Kalamazoo to reme dy an acute shortage of parking The city purchased space for a parking improved it and then assessed the cost of the lot to the merchants in the vicinity who would benefit most from the improvement According to Kalamazoo city the planis a success and two or three more lots may be developed in the near The engineers also advised the elimination of all angle parking In the Adrian business district They point out that the loss of parking spaces from such action would be negligible and that the change to parallel parking would aid great ly in promoting smoother traffic movement in the The shift from angle to parallel park ing on Maumee Street between Broad and Race Streets would per mit 104 cars to be parked in the area instead of the present The report states that as car park ing already is at the saturation point in the the 35 cars dif ference would be of little conse Suggest One New Light analyzing their data on traffic the engineers recom mended only one new signal light in the They suggested that a regular amber and green light be installed at the intersec tion of Church and Broad Street in place of the present amber They suggested that a bracelet signal or an offset sig nal light to serve the State Street traffic also be installed at the in It also was suggested that the traffic signal system in the busi ness district be timed on 50 second cycle basis rather than on the present 66second At the present the report about 60 per cent of the traffic has to make two stops while going through the business district al though it is possible to go through the entire district at an excessive rate of speed and make no The 50second interval would re duce the number of stops for mot orists driving at a moderate to 6 PRIVILEGES REVOKED LA 13 Bolivia revoked the consular privi leges today of Erwin Ger man consul at explaining that the action was prompted by Keidels efforts to instigate dis orders in the Bolivian tin mining district Dutch East Indies how was made very costly to the and the Dutch and Allied air forces are continuing to pound the Japanese transports and fleet lying off the it was Direct hits were scored by Dutch army bombers on two more Japan ese transports yesterday off Tara a statement It stated these blows were scored in new indicating that they were in addition to a cruiser and two transports off the island on which direct hits had been reported yes It said the Japanese dropped 30 heavy bombs on an east coast port on the island of injured a noncommission ed and later bombed Ter nate on the island of that killing 15 civilians and wounding Buildings Burned cocoanut and several warehouses were set afire and buildings in the center ofthetovynalso were Ter a tradingcenter of the Mol ucca group of islands in the East Indies is across the Molucca Sea from Authoritative quarters said it was rumored the Japanese threw in more than troops against the Tarakan but they said it was a question whether the real story ever would be i It may be that soon informa 13 President Roosevelt has selected Wendell Willkie as one of number of umpires and arbitra tors to assist the new 12man War Labor and discussed the job with Willkie Stephen Early Presidential sec indicated Willkie had not definitely accepted the velt and outlined by Jesse Ir De soon imorma FpriPrni tho tlon will be received from the Federal Loan the program provides for factories which would reach a pro duction rate of tons of arti ficial rubber annually in 18 With rubber stocks on hand Jones said the program would be sufficient to supply all military and some civilian assuring such items as treads for the and tires and selfsealing fuel tanks for the 000 planes in the 1942 and 1943 ordnance Tin Outlook Bright The tin outlook is pretty Jones The first American tin now being built at Texas will start processing Bolivian ore in Its tons a year output will take up much of the slack resulting from cutting cff of supplies from Turn to Page 7 members of the garrison who suc ceeded in reaching Borneos vast if they manage to get to the civilized these quarters saidl In this connection it should once again be pointed out that Borneo is one enormous jungle in which no living soul exists for thousands of so that the sur vivors of Tarakan will certainly have a hard time to reach one of the other Dutch outposts on the east coast of the Fought Bravely There is no these quar ters that the comparatively small garrison which held the lit tle volcanic isle fought bravely for two but the heavy odds in men and material were against Turn to Page 7 President Calls Conference On Price Control Legislation dent Roosevelt intervened person ally again today in an effort to block the enactment of special con cessions for agriculture in war time price control He called a special conference at the White House and invited to it five members of House who will be in a position to help him when a joint conference committee goes to work later this week on of a price the Senate version control W ellinformed congressional sources predicted that Roose velt would ask the five conferees today to strive for the elimination of two Senate approved provi sions which the Administration considers One of these would invest Agri culture Secretary Wickard with virtual veto power over any price ceilings the price administrator might set for Roosevelt urged against this dual control hi telegrams to Senate leaders last but the cham ber disregarded him arid wrote the clause into the The second unwelcome provision for the administration is the stipu lation which would permit the prices of farm products to rise to 120 per cent of parity before any ceiling could be Parity is a price which would give farmers the same in terms of pur chasing that they received in the base For the special conference on the Roosevelt invited these members of the House Bank ing Committee Chairman Steagall Williams Spence Wolcott and Gifford These five are expected to represent the House when the joint committee takes up the conflicting House and Sen ate price control Some senators said that the spirited controversy between Wick ard and Leon price might be compromis ed by a provision that no farm ceilings could be set without prior consultation with That middleoftheroad provi they might satisfy farm state as well as President It also might they to abandonment of the 120 cent of parity amendment in favor of House provisions which stipulate that no farm ceiling shall be set below 110 per cent of the 1 market level or the average prices from 1919 to administration lieu tenants also were seeking Senate House compromises on daylight saving appropriations for civilian defense and for defense Senator Barkley majority expressed the be lief that on the first question there would little The Senate bill would give the Presi dent discretion to advance the clocks as much as two hours in defense areas to conserve electrical The House bill would make daylight saving time of an hour 13 anese bombing formations literally today with burst ing Preliminary surreys disclosed that little damage was Unlike when the air battle was fought high in the clouds or at a distance from the inhabitants of the island were aware that a battle of the sides was on in dead Bomb explosions and an intense antiaircraft barrage shook build ings in several parts of the city and rattled JWpOUNTY 6 Inspectors are Appointed to Serve in Adrian The complete list of authorized tire inspectors for Lenawee county was announced this morning by Harry Lenawee tire Adrian is to have six inspectors while the other cities and townships have from one to four The duties of the tire inspectors will be to make a complete in spection of old tires held by those parsons applying for new ones under the tire rationing If the old tires are found good no new ones will be ap If they can be then that is to be The aver age motorist will not be permitted to buy new tires at Under the regulations only visit ing public officials engaged in defense work and certain motor freight and transportation com panies are eligible to buy new The six tire inspectors for the city of Adrian are Bert Maloney of the Michigan Producers Dairy Lawrence Mills of Mills Automotive Emery Hoff of Pearl Harold Kiersey of Pearl Hadden of the General Tire Company and Arthur Twiss of the Dunlop Tire Others are Adrian Blissfield Moore and Fred both of Cambridge township James Goodrich of Clinton Lan caster and Fred both of Deerfield Los sing of Dover Hill of Fairfield township Charles Allen of Jasper and Gerald Cowell of Franklin Luce of Hudson Coppins and Vaughn both of Hud Macon Gibson of Route Madison Rich ards of Adrian Swaney and both of Ogden Savage of Palmyra Gar Raisin Ridgeway township Charles Reynolds of Riga VanBuren of Rollin Bowers of thejManitou i LOSSES RELATIVELY SLIGHT Pace of Japans Conquest May Force United Nations Back to Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS can and Filipino artillery batteries have proved definitely superior to the the War Depart ment said Eleven hostile batteries have been silenced in the continuous artillery reports from General Douglas MacArthur and Japanese batteries have been for ced to fall back from their earlier The War Department said American and Philippine proved definitely superior and columns of enemy other armored units and large heavy in fantry forces had been shattered and dispersed by the relentless shelling from the Losses to the AmericanFilipino as they staunchly defend the Batan Peninsula west of Manila were called relatively Japanese dive bombers supported the enemy artillery but there were no enemy bombing attacks Jon the fortifications at the south I ern tip of Batan or Corregidor Is the guardian of Maqjla The pace of Japans expanding conquests aroused the capital to day to the grim possibility that the united nations may be forced back to the last bastion from which a major counteroffensive can be launched in the south Little Optimism Encouraged This admittedly was taking a long but the tide of battle in the Far East encouraged scant optimism even though Washington held doggedly to the hope that somewhere in the East Indies the enemy would be brought up short by a serious Dutch silence on details of the fighting on Celebes and Borneo was generally interpreted as an in dication that the Japanese invaders were gaining The desper ate situation in the Philippines was no On the Malay Peninsula the monotonous story ol enemy successes In this drive toward the Japanese already were in a position for a flanking attack on the Dutch Island of Should both Borneo and Sumatra the invaders would be poised for a pincers assault on the strongly defended island which is the core of Netherlands There were a number of im ponderables in the Ths Japanese have spread their forces dangerously The Dutch stout ly assert that they can hold out if reinforcements paticular ly in the And AngloAmerican reinforcements are reported en although there has been no hint as to their air the disposition in many quarters of the capital was to face the worst possibilities squarely on the theory that if the worst did not so much the This attitude was strengthened by the remarks of Navy Secretary who said yesterday that no decisive showdown with the Japan ese fleet could be expected in the near One Kg Advantage Australia has one big advantage that cannot be duplicated anywhere in all Its great land mass provides space for as many air fields as are for the down under continent is 32 times the size of the United or about the area of the continen tal United minus Arkansas or The comparatively few air fields available to Allied na tions heretofore has proven a great Turn to Page 7 Rome Hughes of Route Seneca Green of Tecumseh Gru Butler Motor Snyder Brothers and George all of Woodstock township Lewis Haas of Cement PLAN HOSPITAL ADDITION 13 tion of a new wing to the Joseph Mercy Hospital will b started the hospitals auxiliary society announced The wing will add 200 doubl ing present The society said the addition had been planned for some time and that of the total cost had already been raised by public sub TO MEET IN DETROIT 3 The subcommittee of the Manage mentLabor Automotive Commit tee will meet tomorrow at Chairman Cyrus Ching announc ed last a director of the Rubber was named the Office of Production Management head of the which is to develop and present to OPM plans for conversion of the entire automobjle industry into war pro
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