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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 19, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Mild Cooler Tonight M JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 Governor Asks For States War Effort WANTS NEW LAWS FOR PERILS m AHEAD HandtoHand Battle Rages In Blazing City Of Mozhaisk Urges State Police Expansion Warns That Price of Vic tory Will Be By MILTON KELLY 19 Conven ed in extraordinary the 61st legislature received from Gover nor Van Wagoner today requests for to finance Michigans war and for new laws to gear its government to meet the perils which lie Declaring no man now can com prehend what will nor foresee the nature and extent of possible he asked that be dumped into an emer gency war to be expended by the bipartisan state administrative board of elective state officials as the needs The other he asked for the state which he calls Michigans first line of to expand its manpower and to equip it with twoway radio com munications facilities between squad cars and VanWagoner told the lawmakers the price of victory over the Axis powers will be the cost reckoned in sacrifice of lives and property and as well as Within another he cau we may not be able to recognize our present way of life We will do without We will do without many things which now look upon as Money will buy less of what will remain for civilians to War taxes and war savings programs will take the rest We Will Pay the Price We will gladly pay any price that is necessary for Van Wagoner made no mention of his yearold feud with Republi can forces in the but built up a background of patriotic utterances political ob servers to make partisan po litical bickering seem mean and These are the things for which he asked the in ad dition to millions Laws to enforce blackout orders of local officials during air raids and raid alarms to regulate fiaf fic during air alerts and Imposition of harsh penalties on the theft of or any other thing which may be sub ject to federal rationing An act in would give full force of law to orders of the State Defense Council in im plementing the defense and empower the governor to remove from office any public official who failed to or otherwise was guilty of failure to function in the interests of Revision of the law which creat ed the Michigan State suc cessors to the National to allow payment of claims for in juries or illness arising from actual and to bring uptodate its court martial Turn to Page 9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rus sian soldiers and German troops comprising the cream of the Ger man forces are fighting a des perate handtohand battle in the alazing key city of the Russian army Red Star declared As Russias great winter offen sive gained momentum along the entire front from the Arctic to the Black Red Star also reported that stubborn street fighting was taking place in another town in the Moscow sector whose name was not 57 miles west of Mos was the pivot of the German pincer moves against Moscow last fall and the high point of the G r man advance upon Moscow from the A Red Star writer said that the in a vain effort to snap the Russian had rushed troops from France to 170 miles west of and transported them by air to the front Forced to Retreat But the Germans were compel led to the writer and suffered heavy The Moscow radio said the Rus sians were within 60 miles of where Hitler was said in Stockholm to have set up head quarters after assuming supreme command of the In another the official tatement announced the Russian ccupation of on the Moscow central it was disclosed in iuibyshev that the Red army had ompleted training an enormous new pool of reserves under the uni compulsory military service ilarted by Stalin Oct These men were said to give lussia additional power to meet he spring offensive the Germans lave Turn to Page 2 Four Cars Involved in Series of Crashes Near Morenci Special to The Tclcpram auto mobiles were involved in a series of traffic accidents one mile north east of Morenci near the Leland Foster farm this morning at one in which Charles 20 years of suffered painful driving towards skidded on the wet pavement went into a ditch and stopped in a field after rolling over several Robert 18 years of saw the accident and parked on the north side of the road while he went to Lanes A second driven by Warren 25 years of was parked on the south side of the road a few min utes later when Deatrick stopped to give Soon Ber nard 20 years ol Ce ment driving south on the same failed to see the park ed He struck the Watkins car on the north side of the roac and then crossed the road and hit the Deatrick after which his car went into the ditch on the south side of the Lane was pinned under his which rested on his right Deputy Sheriff Elmer Bringman of Morenci was called by Foster and Lane was removed from the He suffered cuts on the face and and bits of barbec wire were ground into his arm when the car went through a He is in Blanchard where Xrays were tak en The other drivers were unhurt Kelly had passengers in his They were Barney Cooper of Ad rian Morris Russell of Cement City Geneva Borton of Adrian and Raymond Swordout of Cement DEPUTY IS ADDED TO SHERIFFS Salary of Full Time Officers Boosted Ten Per Cent One more deputy was added to the sheriffs force and full time deputies all were given a ten per cent boost in salary as the Lenawee county board of supervisors brought its annual January session to a close after a brief meeting Satur day The salary raises affected only the four fulltime Raymond Page and Arch the one new man yettobe named as a The deputiesformerly were getting a month and their new salary will be The raise is effective as of Janu ary 1 this Considerable opposition to th raise was apparent among the su ervisors as the vote on the salary oost carried by a margin of only to Dissenters were Calkins Fellows Robertson Swick and The motion for the salary raisi was made by Supervisor John who is substituting for Wickwire as Hudson township John Madi son township offered the motion to add another full time deputy to the This latter motion carried by a vote of 20 to 9 with one supervisor Matt Benner township answering present Dissenter were Germond Newell Robertson and The addition to the force ant the salary boost both were re quested by Sheriff Roscoe Scot when he appeared before the boart earlier in the Higher cos of living was given as the reason or the need of higher salaries anc the defense program brought the need of the extra Also Saturday Os borne reported that the lake leve committee had inspected the outle dam at Devils Lake with Floyd Adrian contractor whc built the and that was found flowing around it He sail Carpenter agreed to fix it im SEIZED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dient Roosevelt asked Congress to day for in supple mental appropriations and contract authorizations for the 1942 and L943 fiscal years for the War and Mavy Departments and two other defense He estimated the supplemental appropriation needed for the Navy Department and naval services for 1942 fiscal year at including in cash and contract authoriza The President also asked net additional for the Navy program in the fiscal year begin ning next July raising the 1943 fiscal year program to For the Army he asked an emer appropriation totaling 525 872 474 for the 1942 fiscal ncluding more than for the air For the interAmerican highway he requested and for the Federal Bureau of Investigation DEFENDERS OF WUKE Prisoners Show Few Signs of Their Ordeal 19 Official broad cast recorded by AP Showing little signs of their ordeal except beards and soiled men captured on Wake Island by the Japanese arrived at Yokohama The prisoners included Com mander Winfred de scribed as commander of the United States forces on Wake and Nathan Daniel civilian charge of defense employees on the Commander Cunningham was in command of his post only 25 days after his arrival there from Hono it was He is from The Navy Department at Wash ington said it could not confirm the Tokyo statement that Commander Cunningham was at A previous Navy Department announcement named Major James Devereux as commander ol the 13 Marine officers and 365 Ma rines of the Wake Island garrison who withstod a 15day siege until December The party consisted of 30 officers who wore their 423 non commissioned officers and enlistee men and 782 most of whom were employed on defense construction This group was the second to reach The first prisoners were from U Saw Accused of Plotting Treason With Japanese 19 J Saw of who quit Lon on last November in a huff after ailing to obtain dominion status or his has been arrested y the British for plotting with he An official announcement today ndicated seizure of the round skirtwearing little Oriental lad balked a conspiracy to hand ver to the Japanese the British Asiatic possession which holds a vi al role in the defense of This issued from 0 Downing Street Prime Minis er Churchills official aid U Saw had been in contact ivith the Japanese since the out break of war in the This fact has been confirmed by his own the statement His Majestys government ccordingly been compelled to detain him and it will not be pos iible to permit him to return to Keepem Is Cry Of Crack Gunners The following is the first eye witness account of the epic battle which Douglas MacArthurs American and Filipino forces are waging for control of Manila Bay in the mountainous Batan Penin sulawhere they have held out for more than two It is the second dispatch received from As sociated Press Correspondent Clark Lee since two days before the fall of on His first on told of the escape to Cor regidor1 of five young American soldiers from southern where they had been With By CLARK LEE the 60th United States Lanes car was complete The others received minor Coast Artillery on Batan 16 Delayed day starts early for the crack anti aircraft units of the United States armed Forces of the Far East The sun has been up less than 40 minutes when the radiophone in the dugout beneath us six planes flying from the China Sea just above the lower layer of Capt a sandy redmoustached battery eases from his seat on the sandbags into Sergt Paul Verdi beats out the alarm signals which alert the bat All around us men take thei posts with disciplined Edward Wright a rawbonec redmoustached private glues his eyes to the rangefinder Privates Ernest Wheeler an Louis Rio help him operate the bi Another Outpost Reports sounds th radiophone Those plane are enemy dive bombers now fly ing yards The motors are now The second report had come from another of the outposts which rin vital American positions in thi Clarence Graham di rects the operations of the range finder in a quiet Elevate depress a little hold take Almost Tell Foes Name This together witii another which Lieut Peteri operates a few feet give complete data to the making their work almost auto The instruments do every thing except tell the enemy pilot Turn to Page 2 The U premier of Burma seized by the British on charges of aiding the appears here at left as he departed from the India office in London last Behind U Saw is U Tin an U Saw wears native Just where U Saw was taken nto custody was not He vent to Washington from London and was in Hawaii on his way back lome when the Japanese started he war in the This forced him to reverse his Left Lisbon 3 U Saw left Lisbon 3 by airplane for according to a dispatch of Breathing U Saw de clared after his conferences here h Churchill that his trip was not satsfactory and not commen jurate with the amount of risk I lave taken in coming to Turn to U Page 11 SEES SHORTAGE OF Wickard Says We Must Pre pare for Some Belt Tightening 19 Warcaused shortages of fats and oils by the end of the year are foreseen by Secretary of Agricul ture Claude who says wed better prepare for some belt Appearing as Franklin Roosevelts guest on her weekly sponsored radio Wickard said last night the sugar situation was perhaps the most critical anc urged that other kinds of sweeten ing such as honey or syrups be He gave this reassuring picture of Americas total foot supply We have more food on hanc today than weve ever had at this time of We have large sup plies of grain and so A sugar shortage is he not only because of elimina tion of the usual supplies from th Pacific but because of th necessity of sharing American stocks with the united Some sugar from the large Cuban crop is being used to make industrial he add ing that increased Cuban produc tion and sugar from South and Central America might help the On fats and the secretary said that the United States had enough to needs for a year but that by 1943 our total supply may grow short he farmers are being asked this year to increase their production of peanuts for oil by 2 times and their acreage ofsoy beans by 50 per cent over last Say Enemy Subs Were Thick as Catfish in Waters Where They Were Attacked AN EAST COAST 19 o a Panamanian torpedoe somewhere in the western Atlantic asserted on their arrival yesterday hat enemy submarines w e r almost as thick as catfish in th waters where they were attacked Seven in the survivor all were suffering from injuries o rostbite when they were landc from a Canadian rescue A were rushed a wher onedied shortly after Whether anyothers of of 37 had been rescued was un Two Finch o Mew York and Philip Wold of Port among the crew men picked up by the Canadiar rescue They said that E Stolt of an Joe Kolinosky of Y had perished in the life boat i which they tossed in heavy sea for three The survivors declared they sa1 a light on the submarine after ab andoning ship and signaled th raider with a flare in the hope o obtaining Instead the sub marine fired on they Finch said each night they wei adrift they saw submarines withi several hundred yards of It was tha 34 members of the crew of a Rus sian merchant sank in a accident off Nova had bee landed in Canada Thre women were among those rescuec So far as known no lives were los LICENSE TAGS HERE I E AmericanFilipino Forces Smash Japanese Attack Japs Checked In Malaya JAPANESE LANDING ATTEMPTSJSTRATED ires Rage in Singapore as City Suffers Heaviest Blow of War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS six veeks of bitterlyfought Jritish imperial forces offered tiffening resistance to the Jap nese invaders today as the battle or Singapore entered a new and ital Advices from the front said fresh Sritish and Australian mechanized units had beaten off Japanese at empts to land on the west coast f Johore state in a flanking move ment and that imperial artillery vas blasting enemy columns seek ng to advance overland from Ge 110 miles north of An air of confidence was evident in military circles as British counter moves got underway and the RAF continued to keep up operations against the Official quarters were on the question of vyhether air reinforcements had come to the defense of vhich suffered its heaviest blow of war yesterday as Japanese bombers their attacks with unabated For the first time the Britist acknowledged the raiders had done damage in the naval base re porting that fires had been start id in a fuel oil Several blazes still were raging when the state ment was At least two raiders were shot five others probably were destroyed and two more were dam the bulletin Turn to Page 2 Chinese Accuse The Japanese Of Using Poison Gas 19 W The Chinese charged officially to day that the Japanese in despera tion resorted to the use of poison gas before they were beaten back from an attack on Chinese positions north of on the western bank of the Han The statement said that in recent operations on the North Kiangsi front the Japanese sustained including a brigade com mander who was killed and two battalion commanders who were A Japanese attack on Chinese positions north of Kinglien was re pulsed last Wednesday Kinglien is on the western bank of the Han the statement In desperation the enemy re sorted to the use of poison gas be fore he was turned back with M SINKS JAPANESE Attack Carries Undersea Craft Almost to the Heart of Japanese Empire February 1 Is Set as Deadline for Attaching Tags The metal license plates which all bicycles in Adrian must have under the provisions of a newly enacted ordinance have arrived at the cit City Clerk Bal lenberger said today and are ready for distribution to bicycle The deadline set when all bicycles must bear the plates or risk con fiscation by city police is February Out of some estimated bi cycles in the only about 200 have been registered at the city clerks This leaves some bicycle owners who must apply for licenses during the next two The license fee is 50 each plate being good for the life of the The fees for transferring ownership of a license or for issu ing a replacement license when the old one is lost is 25 License plates are to be mailed immediately to the owners who ap plied for them before they were received from the 13 of Crew of 35 Are Landed at Norfolk 19 The Standard Oil tanker Allen enroute to New York was torpedoed and sunk off the North Carolina coast yesterday afternoon by an unidentified the public relations office of the Fifth Naval District announced Of a crew of 13 survivors were debarked in Norfolk yester day There were six hospital cases and seven uninjured crew members one of whom was Elma Burden of Nor Four bodies were also brought in by the rescue Details as to the location of the ship when it was the time and the name of the vessel which picked up the survivors were withheld by the naval public relations department The uninjured who were questioned by naval intelli gence officers at the naval oper ating are Rold boatswain Ross able seaman Onis able sea man Teague storekeep er Aracelio messman El mo and Jerimah The injured at the Marine Hos pital are Captain Eritch master of the Jackson Mal vin second mate Boris third mate Thomas chief engineer Stea phen raido operator and Randolph able sea The dead were identified as third engineer Hamon seaman Dimingo and Carl The Navy did not have the home addresses of any of the Turn to Page 9 DETAILS NOT REVEALED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 19 Carrying the war in the Pacific directly to the stronghold of the a United States submarine has sunk three Japanese merchant ships off Tokyo Bay in the most daring operation or the fleet to the Navy Department has announced over the week The navy gave no details of the fleets latest but it was thought no coincidence that in the same the navy an nounced officially that Admiral Thomas Hart has assumed com mand of all the Allied naval forces in the southwest The attack which brought thi American sub marine almost to the neart ofthe Japanese Empire and gave the American public Jurtherassurance that the fleet is Earlier the Navy Department had an nounced the staking of three Japan ese transports and two cargo ves together with a modern liner which the enemy may have converted to an aircraft carrier or Mlipinos Deprived of Transpor Harvested Crops and Food Seized By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ar Department reported today hat since AmericanFilipino forces n the Philippines smashed the lat est Japanese ground opera ions on Luzon had The statement said enemy patrols ivere active and indecisive skirm shes had taken place in the last 24 Enemy air activities were con ined to frequent reconnaissance General Douglas MacArthur re ported that Filipinos in the oc cupied areas had been deprived of their means of He said farmers had been evicted rom their farms and formed into abor groups and the invaders haid seized harvested crops and food The AmericanFilipino well schooled by six weeks of fierce seized the opportunity for a successful series of brisk skirm shes which won back previously ost positions that evidently were of some 4 Japs Sbot Down Despite yesterdays favorable which included the shooting down of four more enemy the situation in the Philippines was progressively de Since MacArthur took to the peninsula more than two weeks ago to open his last the relentless Japanese pressure of superior manpower has forced him back 20 even though every enemy assault has been repulsed with severe The War Department hinted yes terday at what lies ahead when it mentioned the sharp skirmishing to regain lost American These positions apparently were of purely local but the neces sity of their recapture carried a reminder that MacArthur is reach ing the point where he cannot con tinue falling from strong posi tions to positions just as Anfl there is no replenishing the dwindling no sign of reinforcements for the thinning for all the Sabbath there was evidence of Jap anese impatience to conclude the Stolen Car9 Was Just a Hitch Hiker The Owner Learns Members of the Adrian police force found a stolen car Satur day afternoon but the ear wasnt stolen and the man who was taking it away had to be told that he was doing Raymond of 449 State Street got into his parked automobile in the 100 block of South Main Street early Saturday backed his car and started ahead out of the parking He drove south on Main Street and on to Dennis Street before a passerby called to him to Upon coming to a halt he found that the rear bumper of his car had hooked the front bumper of a parked car directly behind him and the Raymond car was towing the other car down the street with out the knowledge of the City police were informed of the incident and when the worried owner of the Harry Culbert son of 812 North Broad came to the station a half hour later to report a stolen the undamager vehicle was turned over to Philippine adventure victoriously with a minimum of additional de even though the costs may run somewhat A big bulk of lie imperial army and navy forces employed in the Luzon theater could be usedwith if not decisive on the Malaya and Netherlands Indies front where he loot promises to be far lake Old Contemptibles one military observer re must be aware she cannot afford to have MacArthurs men emerge in a role analagous to that of World War Is Old Contempt original British Expedi tionary Force whose resistance did much to dislocate the Germans nitial timing in France and paved he way for the Miracle of the MacArthurs troops al ready have a strong claim to the contemptible for they lave diverted a sizeable portion enemy frontline strength and up set The fruits of MacArthurs skill ul stand were apparent on the Malay Peninsula and in the The Japanese offensive toward although still gaining was encountering the stif ened land and air resistance which was made in by the time which MacArthurs unbeaten army had Turn to Page 9 Republicans Backing Plan To School Jobless PLEADS NO DEFENSE 19 Amelia Everts churchworker whom police records revealed as a confidence woman with a half century threw herself upon the mercy of the Essex county court today by plead ing no defense to a charge of de frauding a Newark woman oi County Judge Daniel Brennan reminded the defendant that her technical plea of no defense was tantamount to an admission o He set January 28 for sen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lican support apparently was assur ed in Congress today for an admin istration effort to take some of the sting out of the nations transition from a peace to a war economy by providing a paid schooling per iod for made jobless by plant Senator McNary of the minority indicated that Re publicans generally were likely to go along on the McNary and Martin of House minority were among those present when President Roosevelt first outlined the scheme to con gressional leaders last As announced the plan would call for the appropriation of from to 000 to provide payments of up to a week for laid off workers who chose to enter a 26week training In such a course they would receive Instruction calculated to fit them for work on guns and other vital war equip ment Senator Brown said the if adopted by Con would go along way toward tiding over workers in such in dustrial centers as where thousands face weeks of unemploy ment while the auto plants are being converted to war Brown said he had been informed that it would take at least 20 weeks to complete these conver adding that the simultaneous training of workers should speed up production President Roosevelt is expected to send letters to Senate and House leaders giving details of the plan and they wereready to rush through an appropriation measure to carry it The Senate Judiciary committee began consideration o another war calling At torney General Biddle for testi mony on an omnibus bill which would gather up the loose ends of war powers sought by various de Turn to Page 2 AUCTIONS Auction 6K miles east Hudson on Fred auc See on Market Toil Through Snow to Remove Victims of Plane Ac cident LAS 19 The shattered bodies of Actress Carole Lombard and eight other persons among 22 killed in a moun taintop plane crash Friday night lay in a Las Vegas morgue today while men toiled through snow to bring the remaining 13 victims down from the crash The dead included Miss Lombard and her mother and two other the actress press represen tative and 15 army in addi tion to the pilot and Recovered from the plane wreck age late yesterday were the re mains of two women and seven Wisps of blonde hair and the general contour of her face served to enable Edgar vice president of to identify one body as that of Miss A threeman con ducting a special inquest decided that she died of injuries in the crash of a liner en route from Las Vegas to Los Turn to Page