Thursday, January 15, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 15, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 Senate Committee Charges Greed ir Production In America Sea Warfare Nears Coast As Tanker Is Torpedoed Off Long Island 38 Are Rescued German LongRange Subma rine Blamed for Attack on Panamanian Ship TWO CREWMEN MISSING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW tor pedoing of a Panamanian tanker by an enemy submarine almost within sight of Long Island brought the battle of the Atlantic into the east coasts front yard Striking early Wednesday morn ing just 60 miles southeast of Mon tauk the submarine fired three torpedoes at close the Navy andleft the tanker Norness lying helplessly Issuance by the Third District Naval Headquarters of the list of survivors revealed that of the crew of 40 officers and alien two men were unaccounted for and one was Navy officials in Washington said the survivors had been taken safely to New England ports and added that more than 24 hours after the torpedoing the ship was still partly It was yes terday when the submersible at tacked the formerly under Norwegian but her plight was not reported until late in the afternoon after a Navy patrol plane spotted her wallowing in the her crew tossing about in life naval vessels sped to the res cue and picked up six officers and 24 landing them at last while the fishing boat Malvina took Captain Harold a and eight others in to New Identity Not Disclosed Rear Admiral iccrmmandantof theNewport naval J operating informed naval WAR BROUGHT CLOSER TO NOR PUNNED IN Scarcity of Materials an Higher Prices Cited by the Road Commission The Navy Department in announced an un named American tanker was awash off the eastern tip of Long Island cross marks approximate location and saw the possibility that a Uboat may have been Japanese Resort To Firing Squad Rule In Philippines headquarters in Washington that only one crew member was ser iously Identity of the missing seaman was not Naval officials at Newport would not permit the survivors to talk of their and plac ed them under medical care in nav al custody pending action by immi gration The tanker was built in Hamburg in 1939 and flew the Norwegian flag in plying between Key West and Trini dad before transferring to Pana manian She was bound from Panama City for an undis closed port when Turn to Page 11 E No New Reports Available on Progress in County Adrians total today in the Rec Cross War Relief Fund is and includes a 100 per cent dona tion from the Adrian Teachers Club who collected a contribu tion of from the Girls Train ing School and Adrian The City of Adrian has also sent in a check for and the William Stark Auxiliary of the American Legion has contrib uted Adrians quota was set at Yesterday Carol Louise the three year old daughter of and Earl came to the head quarters with her piggy bank which contained 125 shiny new This was her contribution to the Red Cross War Hervey chairman of the Lenawee County Chapter of the Red has made further appointments since the annual sieeting They include Caughey as assistant to the production and Henry Lutz as knitting replacing Miss Jessie Added to the county community chairmen are Car michael Ray Robert son Blood donors are slow in making their Paul Ahle nian states and she asks all who plan to make that contribution to the American Red Cross to regis ter with her at Her residence number is 528 Division Street and her telephone number is Red Cross doctors and nurses from Harper hospital in Detroit come to Adrian February 6 and will be at the Presbyterian church all day with necessary equipment to receive the blood No additional reports on progress of the drive in the county outside of Adrian were available today at the A total of reported in cash on hand yes terday but it was known that the total was far from The drive in the county territory is con tinuing through Jsnuaiy 15 Japans resort to a ruthless firing squad rule for the conquered areas of the Philippines gave the capita pointed evidence today that a fifth column of Filipino patriots is at work for General Douglas MacAr thur behind the invaders MacArthurs bulletins for some days past have shown that he was able to secure prompt information on what was happening in enemy held but it remained for to acknowledge the effec tiveness intelli gence service by invoking the death Advance knowledge of enemy movements and it was pointed out would be of in calculable value to MacArthurs army in its last stand on the rug ged Batan northwest of and would prolong its abil ity to hold For its immediate and future a persevering Filipino fifth column bulked more important here in longterm war considera tion than the appearance of a hos tile submarine raider in Atlantic coastal Surprise Element Gone In seeking to appraise the extent of Filipino fifth column the capital noted that every time the Japanese have attacked since MacArthur fell back on the Batan they have found them selves without the advantage of American and Filipino troops have been waiting to meet previously prepared po as the War Department discloses The Filipino resistance to Jap ans new order apparently is manifesting itself in other covert and open ways to judge by the lengthy list of deathpenalty acts detrimental to the security of the Japanese armed Both the official Tokyo radio and a copy of the enemy regulations obtained by MacArthur indicate that the great was copying the repressive meth ods which the Germans have ap plied so unsparingly in the occu pied countries of Turn to Page 11 rect assault 15 ff Russian troops attacking in cling kneedeep snow have recap tured Medyn and other settlements in the Mozhaisk area to gain the in itiative on every segment of the Moscow Russian dispatche said A possibility that Adolf Hitler eastern armies now have reached a winter line which they would seek to hold at all costs was seen by some European observers in the fact that Berlin for the first time since the retreat from Rostov began are again mentioning specific combat A dispatch from the SwissGer man frontier said the Deutsche All gemeine Zeitung spoke of a hal dozeh Russian attacks on German positions from the central sector southward to the Sea of northeast of in the vi cinity of east of east of east of north east of Of these points the Russians claim possession only of a railroad center on the Oka River 110 miles southwest of Forced to accept battle on Red army German detachments were reported here to be abandon ing hundreds of thousands o wounded and immense amounts o war A war correspondent of Pravda Communist party sail a Rusisan spearhead at the south ern tip of the Mozhaisk encircle ment arc continued to move west ward after the recapture of Kirov 85 miles southeast of Medyn was among a number o and towns reported by the Russian information bureau to have been recaptured in stubborn engagements Medyn lies 35 miles southwest of on the Moscow Smolensk highway 57 miles west of the a German force totalling men is authori tatively declared to be under di Theres One Woman Who Believes Nelson Is Right Man for the Job 15 a woman in suburban Glencoe who believes the President could not tiave picked a better man than Donald Nelson to direct the na tions wartime industrial produc She is Helen his Of I am now war de fense orphan number she said with a But women must learn to make I am not complaining at As a matter of I do not consider my per sonal case a Some women give their country 3ieir sons others give both hus aands and To me it in an honor and a privilege to give my husband to my I wish I had sons to Nelsons appointment as supreme chief of the war production pro gram was announced but the Nelsons was still ushering in today friends who lad called to offer Nelson said she intended to stay in her 14 room house on Chi cagos north shore while her hus band wrestled with the problems of tanks and ships in During the year and a half that her formerly executive vice president of Sears has been in the she firmly refused to establish a home If I move she social functions will rob him ol his precious so much needed by the I only hope his health may be Until now he has been working 16 hours a and no one knows how many hours hell put in from now Nelson said she thought the war effort would give her plenty to do around her own She hopes to spend a few hours with her husband whenever his work will permit it When some one suggested that her with his great pow might establish a dictatorship in his Nelsons blue eyes became Not she said He will never be a He wants things done and he gets them done with In the 14 years of our married life Ive seen only We love our When Nelson finishes his job and the war is his wife they hope to buy a raise cattle and horses and TO KEEP ROADS REPAIRED Because of the uncertainty brought on by the the poss of shortages in road con struction materials and increasin the Lenawee county roa for the first time i will not undertake a rie construction or expansion program on county highways this Speaking before the board o supervisors George Tayloi chairman of the sai that the road officials would con centrate on maintaining the coun tys present system of 361 miles o black top and caring for sec ondary gravel Twelve mile of black top road were added t the county system last year an original plans called for the con struction of 14 miles of black to this Taylor announce that projects already under wa would be completed but that n new work would be started o Maybe I am Mr Taylor told the and mayb I am painting too black a picture but most of us dont realize ye that were in the We jok about tires but I believe the day i coming when were going to walk It is going to be difficult to ge road materials this year and wha we do get will cost We use about gallons of tar prod ucts last year and now we learr that the government may take ove one of the big tar companies an convert its product to military use We use a lot of as they tell is going to b a basic part of our new syntheti Were due to get bids fo road materials wi may not get the materials and w wont knoiy what well pay fb paying more for Most of the men employed by the commission are satisfied wit their the road chairman but were certain fr lose some of our good men to in you is paying an hour for good Turn to Page 6 The World Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tokyo says Japanese invas ion armies now 100 miles north of British troops completely British Dutch planes fight Jap anese raiders in long daylight battle over Singapore London hears Japanese troops land on Dutch island just south of Brit ains 1 Far East strong Navy announces sub marine sinke Japan ese liner secretary Stimson discloses army of men is in making War De partment says MacAr thurs AmericanFilipino de fenders still holding out with courage and Axis submarine torpedoes Panama tanker off Long Is 100 miles southeast of New York City two of 401man crew is missing Washington sees attack as German token assistance to also might signal start of cortterted U boat campaign against Atlan tic coastal Cavite fleet is moved intact to new Japans in vocation of firing squad rule In Philippines indicates Filipino patriots are aiding embattled army of MacArthur be hind Dutch and British fighter planes challenge Japanese day light raiders in storm clouds over Britons call for a Tobruktype stand at Far east naval Domei declares Japanese troops have entered southwesternmost of the Ma layan Imperial head quarters says Japanese sub marines sink four ships in East Indies waters and that naval and air forces destroyed two hostile underwater craft Capture of three cargo ves sels is Russians claim Medyn and other settlements on Mozhaisk front German newspapers use of place names indicates Hit lers forces may have reached winter line for a decisive British bomb Hamburg in night raid in force Russian shock troops open frontal assault on Ger mans massed at bat tle may mark decisive phase in European war Red army pin cers close on Mozhaisk escape route Russian spearheads in south only 70 miles apart Berlin admits Russian reinforcements pouring into Crimea Hitlers high command reports new Russian drive to ward GARFIELD PUPILS RESPOND TO AIR RAID DRILL Its hard to see any connection between the care free expressions on the faces of these Garfield grade school children and the grim wars which are causing death and destruction in the world But there is a definite The children are shown as hey calmly took their places in a lower corridor of the Garfield school building on Cross Street yester day morning in one of a series of air raid drills which are to be held henceforth in all of the The children have been instructed by Miss Laura school and their teachers to walk quickly to designated places of refuge in the Thes places of comparative safety are chosen so that the young refugees may be away from outside walls and the As soon as they reached their places in the halls theysat there silently so that instructions from their teachers could be heard It is planned to have each place of refugeserved by two Special fire fighting drills also are to be held in the various school buildings to prepare for the possibility of incendiary bombs striking the In discussing the air raid drills George that although the drills may seem useless at present they would be necessary in the event of an air We must be prepared to meet any Little Please remember that if the emergency should arise and we were not trained to meet hopeless confusion would exist and many people might lose their Peril To Singapore Groups Japanese Push Forward London Press Lashes Out at the Great Tragedy of Malaya 15 the Japanese peril to Singapore in the London press lashed aut today at the great tragedy of ilalaya and called for the imme liate expulsion of cabinet duds and Singapore Make Singapore a Tobruk was he cry in many At To in North a British arrison successfully withstood a ong Tokyo spokesmen said the Jap anese were within 120 miles of Singapore on the western front laving swept south through Negr Jembilan occupying Serem an and to reach near the Malacca On the east the Japanese aid they controlled all the state if Pahang north of the Pahang which is about 70 miles north of the state of Ad ices from Singapore said yesterday ohore was the last of the nine Ma ay states the Japanese had not oc upied or A Japanese ispatch broadcast by Tokyo today aid the Japanese entered Johore ast night Turn to Page U All FLEET SAFE AFTER EVACUATION Submarine Stayed On Surface While Firing Torpedoes NEW 15 enemy submarine which ttacked the Panamanian tanker Norness yesterday off Montauk oint stayed on the surface while iring three torpedoes at regular ntervals into the her larold said Magnus skipper of the isherman Malvina which res ued Hansen and seven of the tank quoted the Norness mas er as saying that not until we vere hit by the second torpedo did we realize that we were being at acked by a Captain Isaksen declared that the ubmarine commander apparently was quite casual about the The tankers master told me that le sub stayed on top while firing three torpedoes at regular intervals into the We on the Malvina B were fish ing about yesterday after Isaksen We oticed there was something float ng in the As we got earer we saw it was a lifeboat in hich were Captain Hansen and his One man had a broken knee We took them aboard and rought them to The way was described to the sub cir ed the boat before firing the sec nd which struck in the ter miral Thomas Hart has suc ceeded in bringing the entire As iatic with its warships to comparatively secure waters from which to wage his fight against the it was ascer tained last Belief spread here that the feat of seamanship involved in evacuat ing the naval base at in Ma nila Bay only 30 miles from the Philippine capital would one day be ranked one of the notable na val episodes of the The navys sole comment has been the laconic war is sued immediately after the fall of that all ships and naval personnel were removed from the HiJWD Combat Planes Lost in RaidT Tokyo Says 15 Official Broad cast Recorded By headquarters claimed today that 40 United States Curtiss combat planes were destroyed in a Jap anese aerial attack yesterday on Denarpian airfield in western This may be 12 miles northeast of Oiongapo where the Batan Peninsula widens into the Luzon would indicate that General Douglas MacArthurs forces have not been dislodged from defense lines guard ing virtually the entire In Japanese troops driv ing down the west side of the peninsula crossed the border into Johore province last night and oc cupied the strategic railway junc DOLLARAIRMEN CUED AS LOBBYISTS MIS CRITICIZED Report Asks Effort to Utilize Facilities of In dustries INEFFICIENCY CHARGED 15 Senate Defense Investigating Com mittee charged today that can war production had been ham pered seriously by months of offic ial labor selfishness and management In a report covering its studies during last year the committee ac cused government agencies of slow ing war output by a mesh of bu reaucratic red tape and declared That after two years of fran tic effort America has too few planes to allow adequate flying time for its pilots and that many of them are That dollarayear men on loan from industry were actually lobbyists for their former employ ers and should be That the automobile industry had been allowed to continue civil ian production virtually unchecked throughout withno real con version to military production even That a concerted effort should be made to use all the fa cilities of small manufacturers in defense Expressing full confidence that the war could be won if proper remedial steps were the committee asked a reorganization of the office of production manage ment to do away with the dollar ayear This recommenda tion was already in type Tuesday wjhen President Roosevelt an nounced reorganization of the war production system with Donald former mailorder execu at the Made Public by Truman Made public by Chairman Tru man the report warned that Carelessness and inefficiency Save already cost us a great deal if can cost us much even though in the long run we will win the war because of the sheer extent of our Turn to Page 11 ARMY GOAL IS ManilaCavite area prior to enemy tion of Imperial army head along with all equipment and and that industrial facilities were de Not only was the whole combat destroyers and sub from the unten able base at but also the fleet The train was the slow moving collection of supply cargo repair ships and other aux iliaries essential to the Turn to 13 quarters on the border of Malacca and Johore is about 110 miles northwest of Johore which separates Singapore island from the Domei about British soldiers defending Singapore were completely and that the soldiers of the rising sun occupied another railway point west and slightly south of Gemas and 20 miles north of the port of Ma Welles and Argentine Minister Confer on PanAmerican Policy RIO DE know who are their real 15 of State Sumner Welles of the United States and Foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guinazu of Argentina consulted for 25 minutes today and success or failure of the PanAmerican con ference at hand may have been bound up in that The two met in the Argentines tiotel room leaving the place they withheld precise comment on their Argentina has shown signs of holding out against any general PanAmerican branch of relations with the Welles left Ruiz Guinazus hotel room He said he had had a cordial and pleasant conversa tion with my old the foreign minister of Welles arid Guinazu are the heads of their nations delegations to the third consultative conference of foreign ministers of the Pan American Their talk was ji the nature of a preliminary con Oswaldo Brazilian for eign presided at a pre iminary session which convened at 11 9 In the hour of risk and ndividuals the same as states may Aranha told the I am sure the attack on America will show the world its people not merely friends but Welles seemed in a jovial mood as he took his seat between the representatives of Brazil and Bo directly facing Ruiz Guinazu across the conference The formal opening is set for with an address by President Getulio of in the Palacio formerly Brazils chamber of The delegates were eagerly awaiting an address by Welles at the opening It was report ed that Ruiz Guinazu also might The third meeting of Pan Ameri can foreign ministers since 1939 found ten of the 21 republics at Looming large as obstacles to unanimous and effective action were Ecuadors surprise insistence on obtaining settlement of her 100 yearold boundary dispute with Peru beforedoing anything else and Argentinas announced refusal to enter into any military alliances or acts of Turn to Page 11 Expansion to More Than Dou ble Present Strength 15 Secretary Stimson announced to day the Army had started expand ing to approximately of ficers and more than doubling its present strength in ground and air Stimson said the au thorized by President would be made this with the first three new divisions to be or ganized by March Looking to further increases of undisclosed size next camp facilities are to be expandeion the The announced at a press calls More than double the number of air combat Creation of 32 motorized or tri angular in addition to the 27 conventional ground troop divisions now in and doub ling the number of armored A proportionate increase in anti and similar spe cial Formation of 50 or more mili tary police battalions to replace now guarding critical fa cilities in continental United A large increase in the number of men in training centers to pro vide replacement for all organized units and the personnel for the additional units to be created in the spring of As a part of the vast Stimson announced at the same officers will be com missioned in special officer candi date schools this year and require ments for air force bom bardiers and navigators had been lowered from 20 to 18 Mar ried men now also may train as and intelligence tests have been substituted for educational Stimson said the Army increase called for a vast expansion also of housing and training facilities he has already start The Army now is building nine new camps to accomodate men he All training centers are being expanded to ac comodate an additional In five temporary teni camps are being set