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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 16, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cold JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JZOOISALUHMD TO DEFENSE COUNCIL BY Acting Discusses Registration at Board Meeting LEAK REPORTED IN DAM An appropriation of for the use of the Lenawee civilian defense council during the next few months was authorized by the Lenawee board of supervisors this morning after a request for the money was made by Eugene acting chairman of the defense Olsen also outlined briefly the work of the council up to the pres ent time and told of plans for the The appropriation was requested to provide for printing long distance telephone calls and pos sibly for part time clerk hire that may benecessary in the The members of the council serve with out Up to the present time they personally have paid for mis cellaneous expenses connected with the councils organization and its activities in the Our biggest problem up to the Olsen told the has been to use good judgment in the interpretation of the few in structions we have received from We have tried to use good horse For that reason we havent yet built any bomb shelters and havent organized air raid war Many of the civilian defense rules are set up for coastal states and for vulnerable Do Not Seek Numbers We received some criticism in our civilian defense registration be cause we didnt get more volun We didnt aim to get num It seemed advisable to organ ize with volunteers who were inter ested in defense to such an extent that they turned out to The only advantage we can see to setting a state record for having the most registrants is to build war morale among the It may be well to do that It also may be advisable at a later date to have a new registra tion and if we do arrange another registration to reach more volun teers we probably will ask the aid of the Well ask each superivor to take charge of the reg istration in his own township or That is just a matter Im leav ing with you to think Leak in Lake Dam John chairman of the boards Devils lake dam notified the board this morning that all was not well with the new dam recently completed at the lakes outlet A leak has apparently around the west side of the Osborne and it will be necessary to stop the Turn to Page 6 Nelson To Get Broadest Of Powers 16 President Roosevelt was said on high authority today to have made it unmistakably clear to those concerned that he intends to vest in Donald chief of the new War Production the final decision on all production and sup ply Members of Congress have been waiting anxiously for issuance of an executive order formally out lining Nelsons Some of the legislators had expressed fear that the President might not dele gate such broad authority to Nel son as was indicated in the first j announcement of creation of the new There have been reports that agencies within the present de fense setup had raised objections to subordinating their authority over certain phases of the pro Some Army and Navy of ficials were said to have complain ed privately at the prospect that a civilian would have the final word on vital matters of produc tion and But one well informed official said there was no doubt that Roosevelt would insist at the start that Nelson be the As projected by this the new setup probably would work this way Would Receive Lists Nelson would receive from the Peru and Ecuador Offer Re maining Obstacle to Total Harmony RESOLUTION OFFERED Army and Navy lists of their re quirements under the new war production He would sit down at a table with the chief of chief of naval operations and the heads of all of the agencies concerned with pro duction and Preliminary to filling the orders for must he would as certain the available supply of the necessary basic If there was enough on hand immediately for all Nelson would appor tion the supply between the Army and Turn to WAR Page 9 ENEMY PLANES report and a number contributions are yet Quota Assigned to City Is More Than Doubled Adrian city has more than doubled its quota of in the Red Cross War Relief fund cam Roy city today reported a total of contributed in Tbeie are still two of the larger factories to of smaller to be re but the campaign in Adrian is practically McPhail said the response was most gratifying and went far beyond his His com mittees worked willingly and they in turn reported contributors re sponded with a fine The chairman of the different committees and the amounts turn ed in through their efforts are factories and Frederick Howard Emery and downtown business Russell McAfee and Harold special Japanese Reported Looting Philippine Areas 16 Japanese attack planes and dive bombers are being used incessantly against the front line and artillery positions of the American and Philippine defense forces on the Island of The war reporting this said ground fighting of varying intensity also continued all along the front with Japan ese shock troops attempting ag gressive The text of the based on reports received here up to Philippine theater Ground fighting of varying in tensity continues all along the front Enemy shock troops with special training are attempting ag gressive Attack planes and dive bombers are being used incessantly by the Japanese against our front line troops and artillery Many reports reaching General MacArthurs headquarters from the occupied areas indicate that the enemy is systematically looting and devastating the entire There is nothing to report from other RIO DE 16 Indications that Argentina had changed her position and might swing into line with her sister re publics In a resolution calling for a break of all relations with the Axis powers were seen today in in formed quarters as the conference of American foreign ministers swung into Preconference talks between her representatives and other con ference in which Argen tina was said to have been brought under considerable pressure by her sister were believed to have averted a deadlock on the is one of the most important on the The last obstacle to how was not yet Observ ers expressed the belief that the border dispute between Peru and Ecuador left a stumbling block in the path of harmonious Indications were that the resolu tion calling for a 100 per cent break in relations with the Axis would be tested It was plac ed before the conference this morn ing by Colombias Gabriel ambassador to He said he was introducing the resolution in the name of the gov ernments of Mexico and It was believed the resolution condemned the Axis aggression against the United States as an at tack on all the and pledged the American republics not to reestablish relations with the Axis powers The text of this and other reso lutions will not be made public un til Cubans Schedule Talks It was disclosed that the Cuban delegation had scheduled a confer ence today with the chief of the Argentine Enrique Ruiz at which the Cubans were expected to argue for sever ance of relations with the Turn to PAN Page 9 Waste Paper for Defense Miss Joanne Foote Does Her Fart Every Scrap Collected Will Help Make Shell Containers for Arsenal Every scrap Joanne will says senior at Adrian high as she helps in the city waste paper campaign ay collecting paper in the gun ny sack that she brought home from school and hung in the basement of the Foote residence at 312 East Front She is the daughter of land Harold Foote and the whole family is going to help fill the bag as rapidly as possible by conserving every discarded Magazines and news papers are being saved separ Japanese Ships Sunk in Battle of Tarakan 16 Japanese bombers attacked the Medan military air base on Su matra today and again bombed the Amboina naval air base in raids near the extremities of the far flung Netherlands East Indies chain of The raids were announced by which also reported an an nouncement that Dutch coastal batteries sank two enemy destroy ers during the battle of Tarakan which ended Monday in Japanese occupation of the oilrich island off northeast The naval station at second in importance only to that at also was attacked by the Japanese The island is in the Molucca between Celebes and New and within easy bomber Shermant IICC of the JaParese beachheads USE RAGWEED nn Minahassaa Peninsula of 16 looms a scrap that will be a scrap conflict between hay fever suf ferers and pheasant on the Minahassaa Peninsula of Communique 38 from the In dies armed forces said no details I would be announced on todays at The state conservation departtacks for another 24 indicating its intense desire The raid on Amboina to remain reports communique was carried comment that ragweed may be out by 10 Japanese bombers and necessary to maintain pheasant life 10 which caused some during the The department said a survey of winter food supplies for game birds showed that the dread of hay seed fever plant damage to military installations and killed one Australian soldier and a Three Indies and three Australian as well is the only as five civilians were which holds its stalks I The defense forces were said to schools and Alan so Madge j and March when virtually all otherraider shot down and another bad outlying stores and I natural food has ly OTlH Klinoxr above the snow during February have lost two against one Victor Gruel and LaVon i Paul Ahleman Fred Meyerhuber was in charge of the campaign headquar ters in the Chamber of Commerce Anyone wishing to make further contributions may do so Chairman George assisted by Navy Charged With Lagging ber was in ATI e CT Jn MOOCHl Aircraft by getting in touch with Ahleman at her home 528 Division In the report of the contribution from the Girls staff yesterday Training the sum School should have been given as No re port has been made from the coun ty although it is known that many communities have exceeded their A class in Home Hygiene was started last night in Croswelf had resulted in inadequate and 38 women being enrolled in the first Miss Gertrude Spalding of Tecumseh is the in structor and the class will continue for 12 meeting each Thurs day evening from to Another class will be start ed as soon as Miss Pearl Worley receives her authorization from Red Cross headquarters to teach the Those wishing to join the classes must register and may do so with Caughey is Red Cross production chairman and is assist ed by Henry Lutz as knitting It was incorrectly stated yesterday that Caughey was assistant production 16 was made several Senators urged that more funds be Senate Finance of Committee the de clared today that the army and navy had blindly failed to keep abreast of aircraft developments in modern He made the assertion while dis cussing with newsmen the report of the investigating committee beaded by Senator Truman D which charged yesterday that poor planning and administration largely mediocre warplane pro Up until a few weeks George the army and navy apparently had not afforded the air force its proper place in modern They were not up to date with their designs and blue prints and they hadnt done the work that should have been Publication of the Truman com mittees report brought expressions of support from several members for continuation of the group as a wartime investigating The committee has asked for an ad ditional to further its and as soon as the report Senator Hill the De mocratic said he thought the committee report ought to have a Very wholesome efect on the de fense The report charged shortsighted and inefficient ad ministration by government of as well as selfishness on the part of private Truman told re porters that while a definite pro gram for the future had not yet been worked the committee members want to see that the governments expenditures are in the public interest and we will keep trying to get a fair return for the money that we You have to keep watching the people that spend it in order to ac complish he The committees he was to gather the facts and make them depending chiefly on public opinion to enforce reforms where We are not going to prerogatives of the department of he If the depart ment of justice can use the evidence in the record we it is avail i itely and the stack Joanne has piled hangs started is conveniently under the sack which from nails on the cellar Thirty of the gunny sacks were distributed at the senior high school by Frederick Paper president of the Simplex who is di recting the conservation for a trial campaign before an intensive drive The bags were taken home by members of the student is how it takes to fill many pounds of pa be stuffed into each and how per can At the conclusion of the ex periment plans will be made for a drive to cover the The sacks will be available to all households that wish to participate and collection will be made by Simplex About 15 of the waste pa per in the county is Wood and this paper is needed badly in defense pro duction the campaign goes plex the tainers for poration will dredweight for amounts mills to be manufacture the The pay to the Sim reclaimed for of shell con Rock Simplex Cor 50c per hun the bulk The money is to be turned over to a fund for community like other fashion wise girls these mixes patriotism and The out fit she is wearing in the above picture combines a bright red jacket with a white blouse president of the see and blue MAY BE SOLD HERE 10 REFUIE Adrian Post Office Receives First Consignment Owners of some auto mobiles are expected to apply at the Adrian post office for the new federal automobile stamps in the next is if they wish to operate their cars legally after February The post office received stamps from the Detroit office this morning and put them on sale im If more are needed they will be forwarded from It will be a terrific job to sell that many stamps in two assistant Well be selling them at the rate of 500 or more a He sug gested that employees in Adrian firms and stores pool their money and appoint one person to do the buying for the Instructions for the sale and use of the stamps were received at the post office yesterday by Henry L They will cost and are good until July when a stamp will be required for the next Turn to Page 6 COMMUNISTS CAN BE WILLKIE SAYS 16 Wendell Willkie asserted in a brief filed today with the Supreme Court that active membership in the Communist party or belief in the principles of the organization was not sufficient grounds for denial of American The 1940 Republican presidential nominee urged the tribunal to re verse a decision by the ninth fed eral circuit court ordering cancel lation of the citizenship of William state secretary of the Communist party for California and a native of Oral arguments on the involving whether Communist membership prevents allegiance to the United States will be heard by the Supreme Court early next E Lieutenant Governor Wants a Hearing 16 Governor Frank Murphy asked for an opportunity to appear before the House Military Affairs Com mittee tomorrow to deny charges by Albert Engel of Mus kegon that he sought a brokerage commission from a Michigan man ufacturer in connection with a de fense Murphy made the request yes terday in a wire to Andrew committee He said he thought it was his right to clear the record Engel accused the lieuten ant governor of negotiating with Washington rep resentative of the BrunswickBal keCollender Company of Muske for a commission on defense contracts that he might be able to I met Withington only once and nothing in our conversa tion could be interpreted at even hinting at such a Murphy I know no Army or Navy authorities in charge of con Yesterday at Washington Engel put in the House record a statement saying that Hoff vice president and general counsel of BrunswickBalkeCol reported that Murphy sought employment by this com pany in its negotiations with the federal government concerning de fense According to Hoffmans Engel Murphy presented the matter With could not to Withington ington responded he make a decision in such a but would have to refer the lieu tenant governors proposition to Hoffman at Hoffman told Withington Engel that the company did not feel it necessary to pay any body a commission or fee to secure a federal defense and that the company intended to con tinue to negotiate directly with federal officials without com mission man as Japanese Checked in Drive On Singapore Australians Bolster Defending Forces East Coast Shipping Lanes Threatened By Enemy Mines New Peril Added to Torpedo Danger Need of Showy Axis Successes Seen 16 The Axis underseas campaign ex tending the battle of the Atlantic to American shores today the threat of enemy mines as well as to east coast shipping City Taken 175 Miles North west of Moscow 16 JP Red army driving 100 miles west from Kalinin in a bas ed the northern spearhead of the central front pincer today at Seliz harovo and Germans were reported slain in this and associat ed actons from January 6 to Selizharovo is a railroad town on the headwaters of the Volga Riv er 175 miles northwest of The lower spearhead was last of ficially reported at almost an euqal distance southwest of the Through the recapture of Seliz announced by the Russian information a German de fense point 50 miles down the riv er at Rzhev was In actions at the two extremi ties of the long it added that 280 German officers and men were destroyed by one unit in the Leningrad region while in the Cri in the far a detach ment of guerrillas attacked Ger man units retreating from Kerch and killed 120 Fighting Rages On Russian dispatches to London said fighting raged on before Moz the miles west key German of Moscow base 57 that struggle continued around the out er defenses of the Donets Basin cityo Kharkov Semeon Timoshenkos southern di visions were shelling Taganrog and hammering at its Two Axis transports totalling tons were declared sunk by Russian naval units in the icy Bar ents The army newspaper Red Star said Germans had used pillboxes and other ob stacles on the northern saltent of the central but none of these fortifications could stop the Russian Two battalions perhaps men were cut from both the 37th and 58th German infantry regi ments and the Sixth and 104th ar tillery regiments lost heavily in equipment during their the newspaper Among the dead of the January 615 the informa tion bureau was a Ger man He was not Trophies listed as taken on the central front in the 10 days in cluded 331 field 50 38 29 field Mines played an important part in Uboat successes in coastal waters during and it was fully expected here that the present transatlantic raiders would resort to similar methods to boost their bag of There was a growing suspicion here that a pressing Axis need for some quick and showy successes prompted the present raid just as much as any military One coincidence that did not completely escape the capitals notice was that the raiders ap pearance almost in the shadow of the 2tatue of Liberty was timed nicely for the opening of the Pan American conference at Rio De Turn to Page 9 OF HJOSHIPS Just Isnt Enough Rubber to Go He Says 16 Price Administrator Leon Hender son told a congressional committee today that the tire rationing pro gram must be severe on the na tions luxuryloving civilian popu lation because improvident use of rubber would bring us to a day of reckoning in the near He cautioned that not even all fire police doctors and the preferred would be able to get new tires for there just simply isnt He opposed proposed legislation to designate taxis in the District of Columbia a public thus giv ing them preference in obtaining He characterized the proposal as said it would be subjected to severe and added that it would result in similar de mands from cab operations in other cities and from other he hold the House Dis trictofColximbia his office was besieged by from from farm and labor and from Congress men He said that the present rubber supply was sufficient to meet the needs for only seven even Two Enemy Armored Units Shattered as British Lines Stiffen DETERMINED STAND MADE 16 ing around a fresh force of battle hungry and junglewise Austral the British imperial defenders of Singapore appeared today to have checked the Japanese in their offensive toward this vital oriental Two Japanese armored units were reported shattered by the stiffened defense all along a short ened front in lower aided by considerable aerial While the air force smashed at Japanese truck and railway con centrations near 120 miles northwest of British im perials fighting withfresh fury in the coastal strip north of the Ma lacca plain claimed to have knocked out 14 Japanese tanks and 10 arm ored An official state ment said advance guards of the Australians smashed six more tanks and inflicted heavy casualties in their first battle since the Malayan invasion in the eastern part of Negri Sembilan quoting a Reuters dispatch on the Malacca coastal strip en said an enemy armored column was allowed to advance over a bridge prepared for de When the column passed over the it was blown up and the enemy engaged by artil Heavy casualties were inflict ed on the Japanese and they ran for The broadcast was heard in New York by Eager for m Figbt The Australians first fight oc curred yesterday in eastern Negrio Sembilan some 120 miles north of while the main body of the singing and eager for a moved into battle positions on the main Ma layan front for their first taste of There was some contact with the Japanese on the western part of the front but the general situation remains it was The reference to the western part of the front apparently means the area in Negri Sembilan nearer the coast scene of the Australian battle Sem bilan A military commentator in Lon don said there was no confirmation of the Japanese claim that they had crossed into Johore which is the last Malay state north of without acceleration of the He added it apparently fnr tho was incorrect and said that the demands for the I leave it to he whe ther we are going to beat Japan in seven He referred to the program for development of a huge supply of British had no information the Jap enese were in which ad joins both Negri Sembilan and Jo The Australians have been in Huge synthetic and said that training in Malaya since last Feb while it had great I it had not been demonstrated that I it would prove sufficient to meet military needs TRAWLER IS LOST 16 small commando of Aussies have been operat ing in central Malaya for several spreading destruction be hind the Japanese Enemy Claims Gains The Japanese have claimed the miralty announced today that the j occupation of a railway trawler Ladv Shirlev which sank trawler Lady Shirley which sank the German submarine Ulll on October 4 is overdue and consider ed Three Two Vessels Sent Down 16 The Asiatic fleet has sunk three enemy transports and two large Japanese cargo vessels in the Far These announced today by the brought to a total of 24 the number of Japanese war ships and noncombatant vessels sunk by the United States Navy and Marine The navy based on re ports received up to 9 East ern Standard reported the submarine menace to the Northeast coast of the United States remains Text of the communique Far East Units of the Asiatic fleet report the sinking of five enemy vessels in Far Eastern They include two large cargo two large transports and one medium sized These sinkings are in addition to enemy casualties at sea previously Atlantic Area The submarine situation along the northeast coast of the United States remains There is nothing to report from other The success of Admiral Thomas Harts Asiatic fleet in waging its fight against the even though dispossessed of its base at Philippine was underscored yesterday by the sink ing of a speedy Japan ese passenger and cargo line of the Yawata The navy gave no names or iden tification of the five additional Japanese ships sent to the The World Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Navy announces wars big gest American naval triumph Asiatic fleet sinks three Japanese two other ships navy says threat of Ax is submarines off Atlantic coast remains confirms second torpedo sinking off Long Australian fools bolster weary British troops in smash Japanese tank infantry column in first clash with invaders Singapore takes hope retreat is counter offensive may be near 20 Jap anese 10 armored cars destroyed British planes blast Japanese communications be hind 100mile front north of Axis reports say Japanese fleet in action off Batan assert Japanese troops land at night behind MacArthurs Philippine Japanese bombers renew at tacks on Dutch East Indies press aerial pounding of Massed Russian tanks batter at gates of Taganrog in Ukraine Red armies tighten trap on Germans in Cri mea Russian troops reported fighting few miles from Sim Crimean capital Rus sians battle to regain outflank Germans at Rzhev guarding north flank of Moz haisk salient Hitlers high command claims important lo cality wrested from Russian cavalry with Russians killed Moscow says Ger mans killed in 10 days on cen tral Free French troops join Brit ish in attack on Axis holdout garrison at Halfaya North Africa British mobile columns pursue main Axis armies in western British night raiders attack Hamburg and Emden for sec ond straight junction in Johore province near the Negri Sembilan border and about 110 miles above Johore to the south of which lies Informed quarters said the Brit ish line across the southern end of Malaya now is only 100 miles which they that the British not only had more men per i mile to hold the main line but could j spare strong patrols to operate in enemy Turn to Page OFF 111 COAST Navy Says Survivors are Be ing Brought in 16 Navy confirmed today that a mer chant vessel had been sunk yester day off the south shore of Long The vessel was an allied mer chant vessel of foreign the Navy officially corroborating the account of a submarine action given out yesterday by the Coast Guard at Long Th said survivors were being brought but that it did not I know their The name of the second In be attacked in New York waters in two was not nor was its A mixup in naval communica tions was said to have caused the delay in official The Navy has not yet received full it was from the commandant of the Third Nava District at New Yesterday the Coast Guard said a Coast Guard plane had dropped food and drink to a small group of survivors seen in a lifeboat and on a The as reported by the Coast took place off Hampton Long about 75 miles from New York about 32 hours after a submarine torpedoed without warning the Panamanian tanker Norness about 50 miles from the scene of yesterdays
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