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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Mild 1942 PRICE 3 BOMBERS SINK JAPANESE CRUISER MM BEATS HASTY RETREAT WITH Measure Would Have Given Defense Councils Orders Virtually Effect of Law DISSENSION STIRRED UP By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS admin istration beat a hasty retreat today in the legislature with a bill which would have clothed the state de fense council with censorship pow and would have given the coun cils orders essentially the effect of Grumblings over that and other measures submitted to the legisla ture by Governor Van Wagoner when it opened its special session yesterday alarmed both the Demo cratic administration forces and Republican leaders who have SURVIVORS OF TORPEDOED TANKER These men are survivors of the tanker Allan Jack pledged themselves to work for son which was torpedoed off the North Carolina harmony in consideration of At they are left to right back Other undercurrents of dissension also were reported to come from legislators who contend the American Legion has not been given sufficient consideration by the council in planning civilian de fense The defense council bill would forbid any district or local defense council or any other per son to publish any and all articles or statements relating to the train organization or operation of row Rolf Ross Jeremiah Dono Onis May front row left to right Teague Elmo Burden and Aracelio the civilian defense program with out first obtaining the councils ap 90 Defense Workers Will Assist Draft Board On February 16 Ninety volunteer workers will be Harold state defense said this broader than he had in and he would seek to have the provision amended to limit it to the publication of instructional pamphlets and Another provision of the bill would empower the governor to re move from office any official or employee of any governmental unit for failure to cooperate with the state It contained no defi nition of the extent of cooperation An Governor Van Wagoners staff said this was an error in the structure the bill and that he would ask that the provision be de Furlong said there was no basis for charges of Detroit legislators that the measure was designed to embarrass Detrots Edward There has been a con flict of authority between as head of the state councils and as head of a metro politan defense area established by national over objections of Governor Van Another administration bill giv ing in advance Michigans consent to federal acquisition by condemnation or otherwise of any land it needs received a cold re ception in the In the John chairman of the ways and means said his group would be in no hurry to com plete consideration of the gover nors proposal that the legislature appropriate to the ad ministrative to be expended for warneeds as emergencies This is a time to be very careful with the peoples Espie de He added he was not con vinced that a number of items in the measure could not be itemized to permit specific appropriations by the legislature instead of what he described as writing a blank Turn to Page 7 needed to register Adrian men be tween 20 and 45 years old at the armory February 16 and George chairman of the selective service said today arrange ments are being made with the civilian defense council to provide the registrars who will work with out The draft board and office per sonnel will supervise the registra tion in Adrian and the Let ters have been sent to the 24 town ship clerks asking them to take charge of the registration in their The draft board estimates that approximately men in the countywiU sign February Segistration of Adrian meii will take place at the armory from 7 oclock in the morning until 9 oclock at with the registrars working in three Thirtyfive will work from 7 until 12 oclock 35 from 12 until 5 and 20 from 5 until 9 Ros well of the defense is obtaining men and women to act as They will assemble at the arm ory at 1 oclock February to hear sign a waiver of and take an oath of The township clerks are to report at the armory for their in structions at 1 oclock February Prentice emphasized that men who registered at either of the two previous enrollments will not be required to sign up The registration ages have been stated men who have attained their 20th birthday on or before Decem oer and who have not reached their 45th birthday on Feb ruary GERMAN PLANE WITH RANGE IS DOWNED IN BRITAIN 20 question of whether Germany pos sesses any warplane capable ol flying the Atlantic with a load o bombs has been answered by the crash of one such plane in north west Aviation experts said that the Blissfield has oversubscribed its quota of in the Red Cross War Relief Fund by according to Rohrback of chairman of the drive in that vil lage and surrounding A total of has been sub With Blissfields contribution and that of collected yesterday at Cement City the total amount raised so far in the county outside of Adrian is The quota for the not including Ad is chairman of the drive in the has extended the time to complete the quota to January Adrians quota of 000 was doubled in a twoweek drive headed by Roy McPhaiL GASSED 20 In custrial chemists joined school of ficials today in an effort to trace a mysterious gas which seeped in to the ventilating system of the Lincoln school yesterday and made 30 students and six teachers Some fainted and others were nauseated before the student body of 407 and the ten faculty mem bers could get from the As soon as they fresh the illness to an official Oren MacQueen and Ezra Brock Added to Force Two new firemen have started their duties at the Adrian fire de having been recommend ed for the positions by the city civil service They are Oren MacQueen of 545 South Main Street and Ezra Brock of 532 French Two other men who also stood high on the civil service list refused the John an Adrian College expects to enter the nations armed forces upon his graduation in June and Robert Stites preferred to remain as a member of the Adrian police MacQueen is a former oil company employee and Brock was employed in a grocery store before accepting the appointment to the fire department Both of the new men will serve the regular six months probation ary period before becoming full fledged members of the depart ment Both Brock and MacQueen have had considerable fire fighting experience through part time duty with the depart ment The addition of two men to the department was made necessary by the newly enacted state law which provides for one day off in every 16 day period for all firemen in the SICILY RAIDED 20 Official Broad cast Recorded by AP the Kalian high command reported today that British planes had carried out a new seriesof raids on strik ing at Syracuse and Catania on the east coast of the One of the raiders was shot down over Ca which crashed after strik ing a barrage balloon hac a range of to enable it to bomb the United States east coast from a base in France but not enough to get il home The plane was identified as Dornier a development of the old DO17 which has been known here as the flying pencil be cause of its elongated That Germany has been develop ing such a bomber has been known in Britain for some Last November the Aero published the following specifications of the craft Wing 72 feet length 63 feet inches square feet weight pounds pounds weight pounds speed 294 miles an hour at feet overload miles at 200 miles an The magazine said the new plane then was in production and prob ably would be in active service be fore The craft which crashed in Brit ain carried a crew of all of whom were OF PACIFIC But Shares Anxiety Expressed By Commons 20 Minister confronting a restive House of in formed its members today that he shared their anxiety about opera tions in the Pacific but told them he had growing confidence in eventual victory Announcing that a threeday de bate would be held soon on the war the Prime Minister also showed evidence of equal confi dence in his personal Addressing Parliament for the first time since his return from the historic conferences in Washington and the prime minister of fered to call for a vote of confi dence if the debate should disclose any challenge to his government Churchill won an initial victory against a threat to force his hand and obtain an immediate discussion of the defense of As Liberal National member Edgar Granville moved that the house parlia mentary device that would enable the members to question at once the adequacy of British strength guarding threatened Churchill when the speaker refused to enter tain the No member rose to support Granville and the matter was Such a motion re quires the support of at least 40 FLY TO DEATH 20 A medium army bomber carried three fliers to their deaths in a crash a mile from its McChord field base The Wane McChord field officers withheld including the names of the pending an POLITICIAN DEAD 20 the Duke 62 wealthy loop politician whom States At torney Thomas Courtney said had been seeking for question ing about died tonight of a heart ailment in Mercy After authorities learned today hat Cooney was in a Wil bert first assistant prose ordered a subpoena prepar ed for his appearance before the Jury but it was not served Because of his critical PORT SAFELY Attacked Without Warning Off Coast 20 Shelled and torpedoed by a lurking Axis submarine off the North Carolina coast where the tanker Allan Jackson was sunk the tanker Malay reached port under her own power late last night with a story of attack out warning in Mondays pre dawn The crash of a shell on the bridge was the first alarm for the crew of 34 aboard the unarmed Crewmen said the Malay changed her course immediately and sought to turn her stern to ward the unseen Another shell ripped through the port wing of the bridge and three others struck aft When the tanker kept the Uboat apparently maneuvered for the but a torpedo which struck amidships failed to deliver a death The submersible withdrew after a twohour The empty and in was proceeding Had she been loaded with oil she might have suffered the same fate as the Allan believed to have lost 22 of her crew of 35 in flame covered waters where she Adams 45yearold second cook of the Malay from Burling was killed by a splinter from a shell which pierced the bulkhead above his bunk and four others lost their lives when a life boat capsized in being launched from the They were Clif ford of Port Manuel chief Jersey City Andrew and William mess for whom no ad dresses were Boatswain Walter of said five or six other ships near the Malay were not at A Swedish ship stood fay and put over a boat to ask if as sistance were Turn to Page 7 NEAR END OF BATTLE AS BRITISH ATTEMPT TO CHEMISE Japanese Landing Parties Swarm Along 30Mile Long West Coastal Belt Tanker Lett In Flames Atlantic Coastal Waters Scoured For Enemy Subs PUSH NEARER OBJECTIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 20 Japan ese patrols and landing swarming along a 30mile long west coastal belt which reached to within 60 miles of Singapore Is were putting heavy pressure upon the including new y arrived today while heir air force engaged in what the British called an indiscriminate bombing of this fortress Despitethe courageous stand of Australians rushed to the west coast to stem infiltration todays statement said the Japan ese were very active along the en Ire coastal front from the Muar River 90 miles north of this is to Batu barely 60 miles On the east Japanese penetrating nearer their were reported to have reached the Kndau 75 miles from Johore the last moat defending this fortified It was on the west how that the main thrust contin the British reported bombing and machinegunning en gagements by their air Barges and small boats engaged n putting Japanese soldiers ashore were machinegunned and damag farther north in Jap eneseoccupied rubber center of uala British bombers swooped down in an effort to mock out part of the Japanese air force on a Positive results ivere not The statement said bombs ap iear to have been dropped indis AT LEAST 13 DEAD falling to a large exlruln al tent in rPHHential Upper 21 Persons Sent to Hospital More May Have Been Trapped 20 Tuesday sweeping through on apartment house today took at least thirteen lives possibly trapped a number of other resi sent 21 persons to Police Sergeant William Gillespie said there might be as many as 20 persons cut off by the flames on the top floor of the fourstory structure in the heart of the I saw a number of persons come to the windows on the top floor and then fall he The building was a mass of blocking firemen from en Fire Chief Joseph Scanlon also said he believed some persons were trapped in the Witnesses said a number of per sons had jumped from Most of those taken to hospitals suffered their injuries in leaps from lower floor windows of the apart ment located in the center of the Firemen responding to a general alarm found the building a virtual mass of with injured lying on the ground outside and a num ber of screaming men and women clinging to window Battling against the fire men rescued as many as but tongues of flame cut them off from those appealing for aid on the 20 A joint SenateHouse conference committee gave evidence today hat it was Hearing the end of a 10day struggle to reach a corn promise on the highly controver sial farm sections of the adminis trations price control With leaders reported to have suggested that President Roosevelt be given the final decision on agriculture members said that horsetrading apparently was under way for the first time since the group began its discussions last The presidential check was said o have been proposed in an effort o compromise a Senateapproved amendment by Senator Bankhead which would empower the secretary of Agriculture to veto any ceilings that might be placed on farm prices by the aJminis rator proposed in the It was in ormed sources that the ad ministrator be allowed to fix the It the agriculture secre ary found fault with the stipulated figure he could refer the matter President for a final de o the Doesnt Relish Proposal It was that iankhead had no relish for such a He told reporters he vas confident his amendment would remain in the bill as the Senate approved and he claim ed almost unanimous backing by arm The President previously had opposed the sug jested dual controls over farm Turn to Page ent in residential areas when Tapanese warplanes roared over Singapore this morning after yes terdays The British said that altogether six Japanese including a navy plane and a bomber in the Singapore were down and that they had lost two fight ers Some of the loss es were in an air fight when the British attacked Muar landing op Australians Stand Ground The Japanese advances on the vest coast were made despite val ant Australians who in one in tance were reported to have stood heir even though encir until relief The Australians reported wiping out many of the Japanese pene The Australian accounts said their antitank backed by destroyed 10 Japanese tanks with shells and grenades when two waves of machines came headon down a jungle road in the Muar Turn to Page 7 20 code of conduct for motorists in time of blackout or air raid is provided in a bill introduced in the legislature The bill would direct all motor ists to halt their cars at the side of the road or street in case of an air raid and would require they extinguish all lock the igni tion but not the doors of their set the hand brakes and disable the vehicle by some such as re moving the rotor or distributor arm of the ignition Normal traffic rules would be it and only cars of the armed police and fire public utility repair and control state those with special permits and am bulances would be permitted to Cars which do not have normal emergency markings and are used during emergencies would be mark ed with a huge letter E on the front and During but when no air raid signal has been cars would be required to have headlight shades of proper to drive less than 20 miles an hour in cities and 15 miles an hour in rural to keep from crossing center lines of streets and not to pass nor come within 50 feet of cars going in the same Pedestrians could only cross the streets at designated unless ordered to do so FORM PICKET LINES 20 imately employees of the Fisher Body Corporation today formed picket lines at the plant in what United Automobile Workers UnionCIO officials said was a demonstration against the com panys failure to obtain defense Shortly after the picket lines formed at the plant at 7 the strikers marched to the Olds mobile plant and then proceeded to the headed by a sound BuardV Most of the rescues were from windows in the rear of the struc Firemen chopped down a 10 foot fence to place their ladders in position to reach The cause of the or the floor on was not known VL Though the fire still was burning shortly before firemen said it was under and that it would not spread to other DEi STATEMENTS Army Contends Officer Vio lated Articles of War 20 The fifth corps areas retiring air Kress Muhlen was given an opportunity to day at a court martial to defend his statements about the disposi tion of Americanmade war Friends expected Muhlen commandant of Hawaiis Hickam Field in to con tend that his which the army charges violated two articles of were intended to benefit the air One statement attributed to the Colonel in a speech before the Cur tiss Flying Club was You cant send your planes all over the world and have them in Hawaii when theyre The prosecution termed the re critical of American foreign Col Harley trial judge disclosed that the prosecution would call only two more Six testified yes terday before the 10officer Three asserted that Muhlen berg said the American public was the goat of the disastrous Japan ese attack on Pearl Harbor be cause of the policy of sending American made planes to nations fighting the The a veteran of 38 years in the is 55 years He was for retirement next Robert avia tion editor of the Columbus Citi testified that Muhlenberg said the navy is a gone gosling1 which las its but it is a bad second to air Pontiac Redoubles Gun Production 20 Motors Division of General Motors Corporation has doubled and re doubled its production of guns for the United States Navy and is Harry its general manager said to do much Klinger made the statement in accepting from the Navy Depart ment the traditional E pennant for outstanding production of Navy in the Pontiac naval ord nance plant Presenting the Rear Admiral John com mandant of the ninth naval thanked Klingler and members of the Pontiac factory and added Hundreds of patriotic firms have been called upon to do the impos sible in furnishing the tools with which powercrazed dictatorships eventually will be Thank Americas greatest emergency has been matched by Americas greatest management and workers have en tered the desperate race with a religious determination that our best efforts and will bet perfection can and will be With the navy E pennant also was presented the flag of the bureau of Pontiac is the first automobile manufacturer to receive the pen nant ISLANDJF CELEBES Port of Sabang Battered By Bombers 20 SixJapanese at both town and pounded for 40 minutes yesterday at the port of on the island of Cele in the heaviest of scattered aerial the Dutch announc ed A statement said two persons were killed and 40 were aut that damage was slight in the attack on which is on the west coast of Celebes northern peninsula of Minahassa where the enemy already has forced a land Dutch striking back at NEW PHILIPPINE i the Japanese invaders of were said to have caused damage and spread fires on an airdrome at capital of the British pos session on the island of The statement said Netherlands naval fliers twice attacked the air ield At on the west coast of j northern across the nar row island from Medan on Malacca the war bulletin a one Japanese raider dropped a ew bombs in the bay and ma ihinegunned the customs causing insignificant damage but billing one person and wounding 3 Japanese Planes Shot Down As Attack On MacArthurs Men Is Renewed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS War Department said today Ameri can bombers sank a Japanese cruis er and scored direct hits on a tank leaving the latter in flames 100 miles off Jolo in the southern Phil Three enemy airplanes were shot down as the Japanese renewed their attack on General Douglas MacArthuEs forces on Batan Pen insula on the island of the department also At the same the first indi cation for many days that the Japanese were still opposed by American forces on the island of Mindanao came in a report from MacArthur that sharp fighting was in progress between Philippine troops and a Japanese force about 35 miles north of which is on the southern end of The attack on the Japanese cruis er and tanker was carried out by six army an island of the Sulu lies between Mindanao and North Word of the successful bomber attack on a Japanese cruiser was received as depth bombs made lantic coastal waters an unhealthv hunting ground for Axis submarine although for the present the Navy was keeping mum on the subject of enemy Despite the character of the enemy one informed source remarked that the known results to date were likely to fall short of Axis The latest submarine attack to be announced was not as success fulas itsthree the raider failed to niake the He torpedoed and shelled the 206ton Malay but she managed to stay afloat and reached with a casualty list of one killed and four missing out of a crew of Like the three ships which torpe does have sunk since last Wed the Malay was a tanker but there was no disposition here to draw conclusions on that While it is true that tankers have been a favorite it is also true that they are normally more numerous in Atlantic coast ship ping lanes because of the Easts heavy dependence on tankerborne petroleum Turn to Page 7 Late Bulletins WOMEN NEEDED 20 army needs about The women at a congressional committee was told for use in the airplane interceptor ser vice and other army Lieut Ira Swift of the eneral staff told the House Mili ary Committee there were certain such as the vitally important telephone operators in air raid spotting which women could do better than The officer said the army now was using about volunteer unpaid women but it was believed the service would be more efficient there was a control attendance and turnover in He estimated it would cost about a year house and train the and said about would be put in interceptor command RIO DE 20 IP unanimous break in relations with the Axis powers by the 21 American republics within two days was predicted today by a high functionary of the Fan American The who declined to be quoted by said Argen tinas attitude had been radically modified after her foreign minis Enrique Ruiz Guinazu talk ed yesterday with Brazils foreign Minister Oswaldo There were high hopes that Ruiz Guinazu would abandon his isola tionist position AN EAST COAST CANADIAN Jan 20 arrival in Britain of 100 United States sol diers in American uniforms was an nounced here A BRITISH 20 Hundreds of Canadian one of the largest contingents to reach Britain since the start of the disembarked here today from a convoy which also brought further reinforcements for Canadian troops in 20 President Rooievelt signed the day light saving bill today and it be comes effective at 2 on the morning of February for all in terstate commerce and federal gov ernment During congressional debate it was said that it was assumed the observance of daylight by moving all clocks ahead one would become general throughout the The measures will become inop erative six months after the war unless Congress votes to ter minate it before Way at Two Points Central Part of Eastern Front By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German numbed by the coldest weather of the bitter Russian win ter and repeated Red army gave way today at two important points in the central sector of the eastern reports reaching London The Germans still clung to their spearhead in the Mozhaisk salient before but pressure there also was increased as the Russians threw thousands of freshly trained Siberian troops into the Reports said thermometer had dropped to 25 degrees below zero and the Russians were capitalizing on the advantage given them by the extreme Military circles in London said it was uncertain whether the Ger mans still were holding Mozhaisk after street fighting amid flaming but there were no reports that the Germans had been driven from their forward positions in that The Russians said they recap tured 13 miles southeast of and Kondrovo on the Kaluga While these gains did not represent a spectacular ad they indicated an extension of the southern arm of a Soviet pincer around the Mozhaisk A German force of is be lieved defending that The fall of Kondrovo opened the way for a drive in the direction of reputed headquarters of Turn to Page 7 EARTHQUAKE FELT NEW 20 fairly sharp approxi mately miles from New direction was re corded today on the Fordham Un iversity Father Jos eph said the first shock was recorded at EST and a second at   

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