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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Wanner JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 CAROLE LOMBARD IS FEARED DEAD IN PLANE CRASH 21 Others Believed Dead in Air Transport Tragedy Near Las Vegas 15 ARMY FLIERS ABOARD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS fun loving wife of Clark and 21 other in cluding 15 army were pre sumed killed last night in the crash of a Transcontinental Western air transportnear Las The Army Air Corps ferry com manded at Long said the army fliers aboard the crashed luxury liner were members of a ferry command returning to the Pacific coast for new TWA said they boarded the plane at where four other passengers were put off to make room for the The 21passenger Douglas Sky Club made a brief stop at Las Ve gas and look off at About workers at the Blue Diamond mine saw a flare and heard an ex j A few minutes Pilot Art Cheney of Western Air Lines saw a fire on Table about 40 miles southwest of Las its a TWA plane and I cant find any signs of Cheney ra He said he turned on his landing lights in an effort to dis cover whether anyone was moving about the The plane crashed more than feet up on Table Mountain STAR SALESMAN FOR UNCLE SAM James Telegram is one of Uncle Sams star defense stamp and bond Pierce is shown above delivering a defense bond that he sold to George Hatfield of 131 East Maumee one of his regular Telegram Today Telegram carriers were to deliver defense stamps of the ten cent denomination to their Adrian Last week the car riers delivered stamps and bonds valued at The week oi January the first week of the carrier they sold stamps and worth of Flew Last Lap of Journey from Bermuda 17 j TOCLOSE m the rugged Charleston four hs chjef lieutenants landed The ground is covered with sev Dam Committee Will Make Its Report Today The Lenawee board of super and visors prepared to close its January IAJOR MALAY BATHE ROSSIS REPORT OF SINGAPORE Australians Get First Taste of Action in Eastern Negri Sembilan State at Plymouth this morning after a spectacular and historic trip to the ground eral inches of Doctors in two ambulances searchers in 25 automobiles leftj Las Vegas for the Supt McMillan of the Blue lh jn fl boat DiamoPd mine smd the searchers f They covered the last lap of their from Bermuda to Plym session at the court house today after hearing a report from the Devils Lake dam project commit The report was to be made by John Osborne of Madison town chairman of the would have to use packhorses for nearly 20 miles of the journey in to the Charleston which rises from the Mohave desert Joins Search who had been waiting at Lockheed air to welcome Carole learned instead of the Hei He had reached Washington chartered an airplane to fly to22 after a secret trip from Osborne and members of the expected that Churchill along with Floyd Car broadcast a report to the inspected the tomorrow dam yesterday Accord night to Osborne they found a The prime returningsizable stream of water going from Washington and his talks around or under the west wing of with President stepped the dam and down the ashore at the English port this Las Vegas to join a searching The safe return of the prime Turn to Page 7 minister from his historymaking STUDIED Fails to Meet Presidents Ob jections to Senate Measure 17 formed lawmakers said today that a compromise price control bill would resolve major differ ences between the Senate and j h t addiUonal House but would fail to meet PresB trip to the United States and Can was announced at his official 10 Downing Street During the absence of the prime minister from sudden re verses in the Far East precipitated press demands and widespread rumors cabinet These it was will get the prime ministers first atten A stormy session of Parliament has been with a possible demand for a vote of confidence if the criticism of the Malayan cam becomes too or if paign Churchills expected government ident Roosevelts objections to the Senate measure was being disj cussed by the conference commit tee of the two j Senators and Representatives appointed to the group requested to iron out differences between the two bills indicated that many more closeddoor sessions must precede a report President Roosevelt has protested British Empire Is Breaking Laborite Asserts 17 that Britain has been caught napping in every theater of war so Emanue labor member of the Senator Bankhead DAla requir ing prior approval by the Secretary of Agriculture on farm product price and an amendment by Senators OMahoney DWyo and Russell DGa which would allow farm prices to rise consider ably above recent levels before price controls could be The possible compromise was said to involve the combination of the veto over farm prices and a House provision for a fivemember board of which was strick en out in the Senator Taft one of the Senate was said to have suggested that the controver sial Bankhead amendment mi today We are watching the British Empire breaking up before our yet the men responsible re main in power and we have no guaranty that worse will not befall Shinwells speech coincided with reports that a drastic cabinet shakeup was imminent because of dissatisfaction caused by British reverses in He recalled that many months ago a prominent Cabinet Minister declared we must never allow our men to fight without the proper equipment Can this be said of Malaya or Hongkong he Can we say be modified Yy five months of preparation ight provision for a which could include representatives of the ag and navy depart Instead of giving this board a veto power over the price adminis trator as provided by the Taft suggested that the Adminis trator be made chairman and exec utive officer of the board with au thority to issue temporary price or ders on his own when This compromise fails to comply with President Roosevelts direct appeal to the Senate for a single responsible price administrator ex pected to be Leon now fixing prices under executive The House conferees were re ported opposed to the OMahoney amendment which sought to tie farm price below which price controls were to in dustrial wage Most observers expected this Senate provision to be eliminated by the conferees be cause the House previously had ap proved the provision sponsored by Senator barring controls until farm prices reached 191929 The conference will end when a compromise to be submitted to both the Senate and House for final ap proval is decided If the con ferees are unable to reach an un derstanding they must return for instructions to the respective cham that even in Libya our forces had the striking power to enable them to win as rapidly as we were led to believe Really it is time that all the facts be that we should know what the position is and that those responsible should be cleared out of office and not promoted to positions where they can do more Not a single explanation offered by our government can conceal the fact of gross neglect of our in terests in the Far East We are told that our forces cannot be strong but the trouble is that they are not really strong It all comes back to the ques tion of production and also our shipping to which atten tion so frequently been LLOYD GEORGE 79 17 Lloyd World War prime minister of was 79 years old he celebrated by es tablishing a permanent canteen on his farm to serve the workers hot Lloyd George was reported in good AUCTIONS Auction 6 miles east oi Hudson on Fred auc See on Market Carpenter was of the opinion that the leak could be stopped by ex tending steel piling to the west and then possibly by pouring more concrete in the At yesterday afternoons session of the board of supervisors Ervin planning engineer with the Public Works ex plained the federal governments plan of listing public improvement projects that might be undertaken by governmental units after the He suggested that the board appoint a committee to take charge of a planning project for the county and offered his cooperation with the committee in handling the Ronk suggested a sixyear improvement program on the part of the county and suggested that new building soil reclama tion work and attention to re creation activities for workers might be converted into postwar The board did not take action yesterday on his Ernest chairman of the soldiers and sailors relief commis appeared before the board yesterday afternoon and briefly told of the work of the He said that 26 veterans had been given hospitalization care in veter ans hospitals and that Lenawee was one of the eight counties in the state where soldiers and sail ors relief work was being handled in a manner approved by the HUDSON GiRL INJURED AS CAR LEAVES ROAD DRIVER GIVEN SUMMONS Two persons were injured and the driver of the car was given a summons by Michigan State Police after an curred on accident which a county road oc near Geneva this morning about Miss Ellojeane 18 years of Hudson is in Addi son Community hospital with a broken leg and Joseph 24 years old of Hillsdale received treatment at the hospital where they were taken ui an ambulance after the The driver of the car was Frank 22 years State police from the Jonesville post investigated the No other cars were The po lice said that the car left the road while traveling at an excessive rate of speed on a sharp curve and crashed into a Kurth was arrested on the charge of driving an automobile at an excessive rate of MISSIONARIES KILLED 17 Chinese army statement declared last night that all American mis sionaries of Hainan off the south coast of had been killed by Japanese forces after the outbreak of war in the The statement mentioned the names of the add Thomas and Miss Burkwaiha registered as among tflose killed by the who have held the island since The 1941 Protestant Mission di rectory says the American Pres byterian Mission north maintain ed four stations in Hainan and lists among the missionaries Miss a and and the and There also is a woman Catholic Mission on the SMASH 6 ENEMY TANKS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS major battle in Malaya more than 100 miles north of Singapore appeared developing today as the main body of Japanese soldiers neared the Pownall Line thrown up by the Au British and imperial de fenders of this British The Australians in heir first taste of action Thursday were said to have some 200 casual ties in addition to smashing six Japanese tanks in eastern Negri Sembilan Australian casu alties were reported With the main Australian army in Malaya moving into the Singapore defenders worked hard er to consolidate a 100mile line across southern Malaya for the coming grand At the same the air war grew more fierce as British bomb ers carried out heavy attacks on the road and rail routes over which the Japanese were sending troops and supplies down the Malayan Far to the north of the Singapore battlefront the Japanese made their expected stab into attempt ing to drive across the narrow strip of land from Thailand to the sea in the Tavoy British combined headquarters in announced con tact was made with the Japanese Thursday night at in a broad valley 12 miles inside Burma and about 20 miles from Myitta is about 135 miles north west of Japaneseoccupied Bangkok and some 230 miles southeast of No details of the engagement were In informed circles said announcement of action in South Burma indicated the war was warming up in that At the same these circles commented that it looks as if the United States has practically taken over the Burma long back door supply route for It was disclosed in Rangoon that American army officers had helped the new Chinese administrators of the Burma Road push to a new monthly high the tonnage hauled during December over Chinas only important supply A cleanup of profiteering and in ef highway was said to have permitted the dispatch of 15 per cent more material than the previous monthly The rear ranged their military command in giving the post of commander in chief there to Sir Alan Fleming former chief of the northern command in He succeeds Sir Archibald recently named supreme commander of the united nations forces in the southwest Says Defenders Of Guam Fought Bravely to End Broad cast Recorded By re ported today that it had interview ed Captain George governor of at a prison camp on Shikoku and quoted htm as expressing the wish that President Roosevelt be in formed that Guams defenders fought valiantly to the last Domei said its correspondent asked Captain McMillin whether he had any message and was told I want you to tell President Roosevelt we of the American forces fought valiantly and defend ed our posts until the Domei said the governor of Guam was asked whether he had been confident Guam could hold out against the and re plied I was It Is impossible to defend a little island like Guam with a small garrison composed of a group of marines and police against a strong attacking Domei said that in answer to other questions Captain McMillin said he had not underestimated Japans strength that the Japan ese were well prepared and equip ped for their and that his treatment as a prisoner at the hands of the Japanese had been The Domei correspondent said Captain McMillin seemed well and chipper after a trip to Japan aboard a The dispatch said the reporter noticed that the American used his left hand to sign his and when he commented upon this was told I kick with my left MISSIONARIES KILLED Jan 17 chairman of the State Department of Labor and warned Michigan employers today that overtime pay granted under the federal wage and hour act does not erase the necessity for obeying state Jaws limiting women workers to nine hours a day and 54 hours a The chairman asserted that the turmoil of converting peacetime industry to war should not cloud the fact that highest productive efficiency among workers was ob tained by shorter working hours than now are the rule in many de fense All Efforts to Check Red Ad vance Fails German Losses Tremendous RED ARMY PUSHES ON By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 Bitter but fruitless German counterattacks on the central front paced by pick ed divisions from a army marshalled at the tip of the Mozhaisk were indicated by the Russian information bureau to All the efforts to check the Rus sian advance were made at a tre mendous cost and all were the bureau By direct assault combined with pincer ac the Red army is seeking to wipe out the invaders bestriding the MoscowSmolensk highway at a point 57 miles west of the A dispatch of the Russian army Red asserted that Russian having broken through German lines in one sector of the central Moscow are relentlessly pressing the enemy and widening the It acknowl edged furious counter The German high command re ported yesterday that more than Russians were and ail important locality on the central sector was in an attack by a German infantry battalion Perhaps referring to the same Star said One of our units had to with stand two counter attacks in two Each attack was made by a battalion of infantry supported by a group of The attacks were Our men continued ther advance over the bodies of the Even while emphasis was placed upon the central front develop Russian reports told of con tinued battering of Axis positions from the Arctic fisher peninsula to the of direct assaults upon defenses of Taganrog and and of heavy fighting around stra tegic Early Investigation Shows Nothing of Value Taken at Blissfield and Blissfield school buildings were entered some time last night and the of fices of the superintendents were ransacked but as far as could be determined today nothing of value was Michigan State Police and Adrian city police are investi gating both According to city police entrance into the Adrian building was made by breaking a glass in the door near the connecting corridor be tween the old and new The automobile mechanics shop was entered as well as the music room and the office of Superinten dent George The safe in the superintendents office was eft Papers were found littered about the There was no money in the En trance into the superintendents office was made by breaking the lass in the door and then reach ing through to turn the key on the Officers found the door of the tool room in the automobile me chanics shop open this morning but until a check is made with Hu bert auto mechanics in it can not be determined if anything was it will be necessary to check with Paul music to determine if instruments were taken from the music Rainier was out of the city today and Howe could not be reach The superintendents office of Blissfield high school was broken into and ransacked some time last but nothing of value was taken and investigation failed to show how the school was Superintendent Mulder told Michigan State Police this morn The discovery was made this morning by William school who came to the build ing at 8 Entrance to the private office was gained by break ing the lock with a heavy instru The contents of the safe had been ransacked and all drawers were taken but Mulders first examination did not reveal that anything had been The safe was used chiefly for records and other There was noth ing of value in the Railroads Put New Cars In Service in 17 The nations railroads put new cars in service in an in crease of over 1940 and the largest number since the As sociation of American Railroads an nounced 1929 the rail roads installed new The railroads had new freight cars on order on compared with a year The number was the high est since compilation of these rec ords started 20 years New locomotives installed in service in 1941 totaled the largest number since In 1940 new locomotives put in service totaled Knudsen Named Is Given Broad Powers In Army Production HALFAYA PASS HardPressed Axis Garrison Surrenders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Axis stronghold on the Egypt ianLibyan desert fell to imperial siege troops this morning with the unconditional surrender of more than of its hard pressed Thus the British smashed a Ger manItalian attempt to parallel the British holdout stand at and the British won ac cess to the main coastal route of supply to their advance assault forces which have pursued the main body of the Axis forces 300 miles farther Axis control of the steepsided pass which the British dubbed Hellfire had forced the British to move their reinforcements and sup plies over a tortuous desert detour almost 100 miles to the The British bypassed Halfaya last 18 when they drove into Libya for a second test of strength with the Axis desert The Axis which had fortified the Pass with trenches and dugouts cut into the with stood a battering for almost two The fall of the an nounced by the British Middle East general was the third time it had switched hands in the back and forth surge of North Af rican The British seized the Pass in their first drive into The Germans won it back April in their swift coun ter For weeks before its final capit ulation the Halfaya garrison had been blasted repeatedly from the air and attacked again and again by siege forces pressing in steadily from all The final crackup of the defense estimated to number almost last Tuesday when imperial troops swept into nearby thereby cutting the defenders of the Pass off from wa terorseaborne supplies or rein The Pass extends from near Salum through the coastal es carpment to the plateau land back from the Even before that there had been indications that supplies were dwin dling fast in the caves and dugouts of the besieged From the front came one story that an Italian doctor under a white flag took a wounded British airman out through the siege line for medical treatment by the Brit ish and was given in return medical supplies which he said the garrison had Military observers expressed ela tion at the elimination of the last threat to the British rear and de clared that now additional imperial forces would be released to move on west and reinforce the drive to ward The British statement said that in this area severe sandstorms and heavy rain interfered with all oper ations around El Agheila yester WidelyKnown Clown is Dead 17 Frederick known to and a clown called Nosey De is knew that his hearty laughter disguised a life of hardship and A tool and die lie became an auxiliary policeman in Hard times brought economies and Towle lost his Because he still could laugh and act a clown he become Nosey De Wherever youngsters gathered one would find Towle in At Michigan state fairs he was a keeper of lost whom he amused until anxious parents found He led parades and enter tained at parties and police field Towle had eight children of his Four years ago his wife leaving them in his Then a stomach ailment hospitalized him and four of the children were placed in an Two mar ried and one assumed charge of the remaining Yesterday Towle died much as he Marys Instead of a smile face was etched with FHA REPORT 17 The Federal Housing Administra tion reported today that it did a record business last insuring of private loans for building or improving The dollar volume was around higher than the pre vious peak reached in Work was begun on more than FHAinsured housing units during an increase of compared with the previous high Jevel the year the agency Most of the new construc it consisted of single family dwellings costing less than and located in defense in dustrial The World Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Singapore critical hour British headquarters ad mits Japanese only 90 miles away Tokyo reports capture of capital of Malacca Straits settlement major bat tle reported developing for British Australian reinforcements clash with Batavia reports Japanese thrust 12 miles into Burma Japanese bombers blast Dutch East Indies War Department says heavy Japanese attack now in pro gress against right flank of MacArthurs Philippine defenders Filipino troops heavily resist British capture Axis To bruk garrison at Halfaya Pass unconditional surrender by Italian troops ends last Axis resistance in Egyptian Libyan border Hitlers high command says Russian attacks beaten off on Sevastopol front in Crimea reports heavy defensive fight ing before Moscow and Len ingrad Russian dispatches say Red army widens breach through German lines on cen tral Fairfield First Community to Make Full Report The total amount reported from the communities of the county out side of Adrian in the Red Cross War Relief Fund campaign now amounts to Jasper and Fairfield townships with is the first community to make a com plete report on all funds Other communities reporting yes terday included Clinton with and Britton and Ridgeway town ship with Clinton has been informed that according to ths Red Cross head quarters all funds raised in any drive should be turned In for that drive and not held for some other Red Cross Clintons quota was and was largely over Those in charge thought it best to retain the over subscription for the next call for Red Cross funds but according to information received from the field secretary all money collected for the Red Cross War Relief fund should be turned in Alan Taylor reported an addition to the contributions from schools and churches which makes the total sum collected in his division Liberty Legion Is Being Studied 17 C4 MOVE IS PRAISED Many Balieve Eventual Dis memberment of the 0PM Is Likely By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dent Roosevelts appointment of William Knudsen as a lieuten ant general in the Army was re garded hi the capital today as hav ing finally solved the grave prob lem of putting the entire automo bile industry to work on war pro As Donald Nelson formally took over the chairmanship of the new War Production with the broadest powers to expedite the production of war material for this nation and the other anti Axis commendation of Knudsens surprise appointment rolled in from high Secretary of War Stimson wel comed his great and unique tal ent as a master of General George Army chief declared his ex perience will expedite the deliv ery of guns and The President himself termed Knud sen one of the great production men of the Armed with the production knowledge had made him president of General Motors and with the military authority to get things Knudsen was expect ed to have Americas automobile factories turning out guns and tanks far quicker than could have been achieved through the conferences and committees which were developing under the old set Failure of the Administration to obtain converson of the automo bile industry to full war produc tion under the old OFM was one of the chief points of complaint the Senate investigating commit tees report Much of the lag has been attributed to di vision of duties among various agencies and the lack of a single As of Knudsen could urge the Army to place orders and urge automobile manufacturers to meet but he had no compelling authority over either Under his new appointment as production director for the War Department he will have broad powers within the Army itself and will be the voice of the Army in dealing with indus Turn to Page 6 TORPEDOING OF TANKER CONFIRMED NEW 17 Navy confirmation of the presum able torpedoing of a second tank er in the New York City area in jtensified today the for un derwater craft along the Atlantic An unknown number of surviv iors has been picked the Naw Formation of an American foreign sai in porting that the flying the flag of a legion of soldiers of all nationali ties to be known as the Liberty Legion was reported today to be under discussion in administration Advocates of the Liberty Le gion plan said that although many foreigners in America want to fight under the United States flag and although the nation lists La Pulaski and Von Steuben among its military an act of Congress would be necessary to permit enlistment of aliens in the Hundreds of antiNazi antiFascist and Ru Latvians and many Chinese are waiting for a chance to enlist in Liberty it was stat the Tentative plans call for organi zation of the legion in companies or larger units by The Chinese and other companies would wear the United States uniforms with per haps some identifying mark such as the shoulder badge used by for eign units in the British Organization by nationalities would provide companies for ad vance guards in landing opera tions in their it was pointed out Thus the army would have a French company to spear head any attempted invasion of Germanoccupied a Ger man company for Germany and Italian companies for Proponents of the plan said that such a legion would tend to nulli fy Axis appeals to racial groups within the United States by bring ing all nationalities into the war effort and by emphasizing that the war is essentially an international civil had been found in a sink ing condition approximately 100 miles east of New No men tion was made as to the where abouts of the The announcement said the tank er is assumed to have been tor pedoed by an enemy The time of the attack was fixed at about EST Thurs approximately 32 hours after the Panamanian fell victim to a submarine 50 miles to the Maritime circles deemed it likely that the Coimbra survivors were picked up Thursday because coast guard and naval craft had searched the area thoroughly after a coast guard plane dropped food and whisky to men seen in a lifeboat and on a Until the navy con firmation that action of succor had constituted the only of ficial word that a second ship had been Todays Map For a map showing the most probable points from which the might attack turn to page seven of Late Bulletins 16 The War Department announced today that a heavy Japanese attack was in progress against the right flank of American and Philippine troops in the Batan Peninsula in the 17 ese soldiers pounding into Johore State toward a major battle for Singapore have gained a foothold on the south bank of the Muar 90 miles from Singapore is and have pushed forward ele ments to the Junction of Ge the British acknowledged to The statement did not say where the Muar crossing was made bat it added that the British bombers dealt oat devastation on troop laden launches and barges near the mouth of the which emp ties into Malacca Strait about 100 miles northwest oi the city oi   

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