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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued MUd tUmftrn OMWK JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 AUTO PRODUCTION TO CEASE 1 Ti OR ALREADYIN Size of Troop Movements and Their Destinations are Military Secrets SHELL HOLES IN TANKER PRESIDENT NEWS SOURCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan 21 vanguards of new were en route to far flung battle lines or already in action The size of the troop movements i and their destinations in various parts of the world were military The same held true for the supplies that went with But together they represented a at of the great flood to and the news enheartened the other United particularly the Dutch and the The first official disclosure that the Yanks are coming originated with the commanderinchief him Franklin Ac knowledging that reinforcements and supplies were being sent to the south Pacific war the Pres ident reported excellent progress in this exacting operation to his press conference The Presidents remarks on the Pacific theater were in response to a specific but earlier the Chief Executive assured the re porters that the United States al ready was contributing to the war against the Axis in every part ofj the Details Withheld Omitting any details that would be of value to the he added that staff talks were covering the offensive and all the continents and war and the movements of ships and human beings from one part of the world to The President said he could not be but he told reporters to look at a map of the world and they could assume that we were doing something The Chief Executives remarks were of a type to give reassurance to China and where some uneasiness has been reported over the possibility that American sup plies might go more into the battle againstHitler i against Crewman Nick Athens inspected shell holes below decks of the American tanker Malay which was shelled and torpedoed off the North Caro lina coast by an enemy After the attack the unarmed tanker sailed under her own power to an anchorage off the Newport News Ship building nnd Dry Dock Company One member was killed and four others were believed Yankee Mosquito Boat Skipper Stings Japanese Ship To Death GERMANS FLEEING mm AS REDS RECAPIUREJOZHA1SK Russians Outflank Powerful Defense Lines Then Smash Into Vital City NAZI LOSSES COLOSSAL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 21 Russia claimed the ruins of Mozhaisk to remnants of a German army Hasted frmo that pivotalsal ient 57 miles out of Moscow were reported beating westward on the pincerthreatened highway to London commentators inter preted tlie recapture of Mozhaisk as the strongest Russian blow of the The Daily Her alds military correspondent wrote As I see the Russian war is sue is already as good as The outcome of a battle point ing up the Russians whole central front counter climaxed by street fighting in the glare of burning was announced by the information bureau in four words last night Our units captured The Moscow radio said that Moz a town of population reported to have been made the base of German forces totalling as high as men fell to the Russian troops of Leonid Govorov at EST The Germans already have A reporter called the Presidents these reports and the Chief Executive declared that he thought nobody need have any fear at We are doing the best we he The Chinese the President fully under stands the The Chief Executive had con ferred earlier in the day with Hu bertus Van lieutenant gov ernor general of the Netherlands East who reported after ward that he was encouraged by the prospects of a real effort to move supplies and reinforcements into the western Turn to Page 9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a daring exploit brilliantly accom the Navy wrote a new name en the roll of its war heroes today and added one more ship to Japanese losses for the Philippines The name belonged to 30year old Lieutenant John Bulkeley of Long Island New who rocketed a swift motor tor pedo boat into enemyheld Binan ga Bay and torpedoed a Japanese despite a storm of enemy the matteroffact Navy statement hardly hints at the nerveracking peril of their mad It reports itn7 Navys boat make its spectacular debut in the Pacific war theatre and the action undoubtedly heralded many similar attacks in the The nocturnal suggesting anew the steadily wider operations of Admiral Thomas Harts Far Eastern was reported by the Navy Department in a statement last night which said that Bulkeley has been commend ed for executing his commission Bulkeley had eight as yet in his but NEW 21 ex jected him to do a thing like Hilda Alice Bulkeley said proudly Hes that kind of a The 29yearold wife of the Between 900 and Are Expected to Vote Thursday Between 900 and employ ees of the Bohn Aluminum Brass Corporation and Magnesium Fab ricators are expected to go to the polls here Thursday in a plant election arranged by the National Labor Relations Board to deter mine a union bargaining The Independent Magnesium Aluminum Workers Local 750 of the UAWAFL and Lo cal 963 of the UAWCIO are seeking the bargaining rights in the One of the rival groups must receive more than half of the ballots cast to gain bar gaining If neither of the unions gets 50 per cent of the votes cast it will be necessary to arrange a second election between the two Representatives of the three un ions and company officials have received election instructions from George C field exam iner for the who is expect ed to come to Adrian tomorrow to supervise the According to Halversons in voting booths will be arranged in one corner of Bohn plant The polls will be open for balloting from 6 to and from 1 to 6 In order that the full flow of production in plants shall not beinterfered all parties have agreed not to cam paign at all on election Since the election was arranged repre sentatives of all three union groups heva been campaigning for Company employees who were on the payroll December 20 will be permitted to vote although the votes may be challenged by one or more of the rival The Company and the union groups each will be permitted to have three observers at the polls to identify AUCTIONS Auction 6 miles east Hudson on Fred auc See on Market Furniture auction at Adrian Fred on Market See adv merely that this small boat car ried out its difficult task while un der fire of machine guns and threeinch shore The greatest protection the men had was the speed of their power ful whose horsepower engine is capable of producing a maximum of about 70 or 84 miles an Besides there was the ele ment of surprise in the night surprise increased by the that Einanga tucked away inside Subic Bay on Luzon is far from any known base of Allied op Japanese might reasonably have expected American submarines in that vicinity but they apparently were not on guard against a light ning attack by a lone small Turn to Page 9 John Bulkeley Expected Him to Do a Thing Like Says Bulkeleys Wife He asked about his small white and the familys orangeandvvhite Get an extra 15 cents worth of liver for Jasper as a Christmas A native New son of Frederick a for mer executive of attended high and during one sum mer vacation worked his way to South America and back on a He was 15 Later his family moved to San from where he was appointed to the Naval Acad emy in On graduation he tried at Randolph but didnt do so He cracked up two his wife navys newest hero was discussing the amazing feat of John Duncan who in a tiny motor torpedo boat braved a rain of enemy ftfe to sink a ton Japanese vessel in Binanga Bay in the agreed the lieutenants Elizabeth thats just like But while Bulkeley may be a terror in a torpedo hes just like any other father around his Long Island City On the day the United States de clared war against Bulkeley received a letter from her husband in which he said the situation is tense out no Our decks are And yet in that same Bulkeley complaining of some trou ble with his said he didnt want his 16monthold Joan to have to undergo a similar experience when she grew Joan must have lots of milk and calcium In her no Give her natural such as wrote the man who wor ried more about his daughters teeth than machine gun they were married at He served on various naval craft before being assigned to the Asia tic fleet and it was while in the Orient that he met and married daughter of Capt Cecil Robert master mariner and Port Surveyor at They met at a reception aboard the British and Bulkeley admitted she had something to do with effecting the He was the youngest officer she and naturally 1 started a conversation with A week later they were engaged jand a year in Huge War Production Plan for Western Hemisphere Is Disclosed 21 gigantic war production plan for the Western includes abolition of all trade bar establishment of a common currency for all antiAxis nations and use of United States naval and air units to convoy hemispheric disclosed today by a high Commerce Department offi The drawn up by the United was expected to be agreed upon at the American con ference of foreign now in session at Rio de The com merce official predicted it would be applied to all nations subscribing to the If or any other nation does not enter the hemi spheric collaboration he they will be ignored and the plan will be pursued by the remaining American Argentine and Chile were report edly holding back on one of the ma jor aims of the severance of diplomatic and eco nomic ties with the The as the joint war production being out lined at Rio by Undersecretary of State Sunnier Assistant Secretary of Commerce Wayne Taylor and Warren Lee president of the ExportImport to Page Legislature Seeking Early Adjournment 21 leg paced by the strove today for early adjournment of its war preparedness special Its leaders held a firm damper on partisan and some of them spoke of adjournment by Thursday or unless Governor Van Wagoner submits a supplemental message opening for consideration the controversial subject of liberal izing unemployment compensation The senate yesterday passed and sent to the house eight of nine de fense bills which the governor hac and sought to pass the other On the house two of seven bills were another apparently is and the others were to be released to the floor for action today or John chairman of the house ways and means commit said his group probably would release this forenoon the adminis trations warfinancinj but said it was possible tha the appropriation would be shrunk in the process to a total between and While Governor Van Wagoner has asket for an appropriation to cover the period from now to July 1943 Espie said some members of the committee considered the appro priation should cover not more than the balance of this calendar year The senate finance committee sought to clear its decks today o the last bill in that a 000 measure for state police expan sion and equipment for the war Despite the rapid how there were many who said a windup of the session this week out of the regardless o whether new bills were injected Call Republican Caucus They pointed to growing unresi among house whose leaders called them into caucus to day to consider A half dozen Republican representatives reportedly xvere considering intro duction of resolutions finding faul with Governor Van Wagoners ad ministration of defense Turn to Page 4 EMDEN ATTACKED 21 air raiders made another assaul last night on the big German na val at repeatedly a of the RAF during the las 10 the air ministry announced een driven back another six miles rom which they occu ied exactly three months he general was quoted as report ng Move to Rear Wounded and frostbitten Ger mans were reported to have been moving to the rear at a rate of rom five to six trains daily be ore the fall of the Tass supplied details of the final drive against this last of an arc f invasion bases which once men aced the capital from areas as as 20 reporting the Germans had suffered enormous osses in a attempt to obey irdersfrom Hitlers high command o hold their ground at all A Tass dispatch broadcast by the Hoscow radio said Red army roops outflanked powerful defense ines on approaches to Moz but encountered earth and imber forts from 50 to 100 yards mines and barbed wire one and a half mile east of the The heroic Russian y powerful overcame the ine of the news agency Little News Is Reported from 6075 Miles North of Island Fortress J A P BOMBS EFFECTIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pores defenders sharply raised their score against Japans airmen shooting down 12 raiders which blasted at fortifications and thickly settled residential districts alike of this island During the long attack scores of bombs were but de fending airmen had one of their best Eyewitnesses observed but two raiders knocked down by antiaircraft There was no immediate expla nation of the increased effective ness of the defense which hereto fore has accounted for compara tively few of the attackers who caused 150 50 in a severe raid From the front 60 to 75 miles north of Singapore there was little new to report The main ef fort still was being directed at wip ing out and preventing Japanese infiltration along the west Japanese newspaper accounts said united nation naval forces were in action operating in the narrow Malacca Straits ap parently to prevent further Japan ese It was admitted that the Jap anese were exceedingly active along a road running southeast of 90 miles from to ward Batu 60 miles from and which then cuts in and toward Kluang on the central Johore Turn to Page 9 devastating Ire from Russian artillery inflict ed colossal losses on the The whole defense belt was dug xith huge craters and littered with lerman Trench mortar and automatic fire from the town itself was the news agency and the Germans counterattacked Foot soldiers converging from various directions moved relent essly toward the center of the driving out or killing num jers of automatic riflemen in their it The dead piled up in attics and itairways and spilled through door Turn to Page 9 ELECTROCUTED 21 of was electrocuted yesterday while at work in the Ford Motor Companys River Rouge Late Bulletins Action Taken to Increase Al lotments 10 Per Cent in 12 Counties Lenawee countys 1942 corn al lotment of acres was in creased ten per cent today in ac tion taken by Clarence Swane acting state AAA chairman in Michigans com mercial corn producing counties are affected by the announcement of the increased The 12 Branch Jackson St Washtenaw and Wayne had a total corn allotment of 813 acres before the increase Swanebeck Any small corn allotment farm in these he can raise up to 15 acres of corn bj sacrificing special corn payments of eight cents per bushel of thi normal corn yield for each acre in the The increase was ordered by the government to balance withdraw als from the evernormal granary for increased livestock feeding op erations to meet wartime de Swanebeck He said the AAA also will es tablish at 130 per cent of the re vised 1942 acreage allotments th usual corn acreage for eaci up to which corn may b planted without loss of benefits for other This h is intended primarily to ai individual farmers such as produc ers in dairy areas where increasei feed production will be necessitat ed by expanding dairy production 21 Donald Nelson announced today he would abolish the Office of Pro duction Management and bring all of functions and actvities under his authority as chairman of the new War Production Nelson told a press conference he was setting up six major divi sions under the eliminating the old contract distribution divi sion and incorporating the priorities and allocations sys tem under a new division of in dustry operations charged with full responsibility for the conversion of all possible American industry to war 21 ish bombers launched heavy and successful attacks on Japanese held airdromes in last a headquarters statement said 21 The War Department said today American and Philippine troops in savage fighting on the Batan Pen insula drove back the Japanese with heavy losses to the A department statement said the by infiltrationsand frontal attacks near the center of General Douglas MacArthurs had gained some initial successes before the defending troops counter attacked and retook all positions American and Philippinecasual ties were described as relatively Ar gen tin a WontChange Position RIO DE 21 rospects that the PanAmerican onference might approve unani mously an immediate rupture of re ations with the Axis powers faded oday after an assertion by Argen inas acting Ramon that his government could not modify its attitude toward the Castillos made last light in Buenos was general y accepted here as meaning that Argentina had definitely decided gainst joining the other American least for the n forming a solid antiAxis Of the 20 other republics repre ented Chile is the only one vhose stand on a proposed joint ireak with the or debate in Castillos statement surprised ob for only yesterday there were reports that long egarded as the chief obstacle to unanimous action by the confer was being won to the major ty There was no hint of Proponents of the antiAxis dec aration indicated they were ready go ahead regardless of Argenti nas and there were re orts that one subcommittee mem er had proposed that or any other nation opposing the be ousted from the Pan American Turn to Page 4 JAPANESE TIGHTEN THEIR GRIP ON CELEBES ay Dearly for Dutch Report 21 The Dutch high command reported today that according to reliable reports Japanese forces have oc cupied all of the north eastern arm of the island of Cele butJpaid dearly for this con Japanese a statement staged three bombing attacks seaport for the town of Medan on the east coast of Sumatra against a light ship in Malacca near Me and on an airdrome in Dutch Three persons were reported killed and seven wounded in the raid on while an unspecified number of planes were damaged in the assault on the The bombing and machinegunning attack on the carried out by three was said to have caused no Dutch planes also continued to assist in the defense of carrying out a bombing raid over Malaya from which some air craft were reported On the alert against any new southward drive by the Japanese from their present footholds in Celebes and at off Borneos northeast the Dutch announced they had taken meas ures to guard against any surprise attack on the important oil cen ter at Balik on the east coast of Borneo 315 miles airline south of Todays statement revealed for the first time that a submarine of the Indies which had put into Tarakan for repairs on the eve of the Japanese had been able to reach the open sea and return safely to its Be cause of engine the high command the submarine had not been able to assist the Tara kan Nelsons OrderIncludes Even Vehicles for Navy and LeaseLend Purposes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 21 automobile industry has been com manded by Donald Nelson to halt the clink of its assembly lines by 1 and turn its full machinepower into manufacture of The war production director an nounced this drastic order last It was the first he had is sued since his appointment and it gave industry a pungent foretaste of the methods by which he means to get allout war pro Nelson disclosed that President Roosevelt had approved his plans for revamping and streamlining the entire federal setup concerned with war production and said de tails of the plans would be made public sometime The automobile order prohibits all manufacture of passenger cars and light trucks after midnight Jan even vehicles for or lendlease After it was the automobile industrys future would be placed in the hands of Ernest longtime associate of Henry Ford and onetime Ford production He was said to be slated for the job of directing the industrys total conversion to production of Former head of Universal Credit a Ford and now chief of the OPM automotive Kanzler came into the de fense setup early this month in the midst of managementlabor efforts to decide on the framwork of the conversion The automobile production ban meant that passenger cars and light trucks needed by the armed services must be drawn in future from the stocks frozen 1 by OPM as a preliminary to govern ment Nelson declared the cars and trucks left in dealers plus those manufactured this had permitted accumulation of a supply from which all foreseeable military demands could be The has oc dered new cars held in dealers Output of heavy trucks was not affected by the since these units are con cidered essential to industry Turn to Page 9 Archbishop of Announces He Will Resign 21 JP The Archbishop of Pri mate of all England and a central figure in forcing the abdication of King Edward announced to day he would resign March 31 to make way for a younger The The Most Rev erend and Right Honorable Cosmo Gordon was 77 years old last October 31 and has been the Arch bishop of Canterbury since July He said he was reliquishing his lofty church office to make way for someone younger in years and more vigorous in mind and who will be better able to prepare now for postwar plans The topranking the Archbishop of Canterbury is the first Peer of England next to the Royal The only other archbishop of the Church of Eng land is the Archbishop of After the abdication of Edward in which Lang was a leading fighter to keep England from having a king married to a the Americanrborn Wal lis the venerable arch bishop placed on the head of King George Edwards decision to bis tion was made known to the con vocation of the Province of Can one house of the church assembly of the Church of Eng When this war is he great tasks of reconstruction must await the church as well as the Preparation for these tasks must begin It is clear the preparation must be the work of those who will have the responsi bility of undertaking the For after a lapse of a few I cannot hope to retain even such a measure of vigor as I may have There Is an inev itable temptation to say of schemes and plans of church reform and re construction They cannot come in my It is not therefore for me to give them careful responsi ble This cannot be Thus I deem it my duty to hand over my charge to someone joung er in years and more vigorous in mind and who will be bet ter able to prepare now for post war plans because he may expect to have a leading place in the en deavor to carry them Turn to Australians Report Strong Enemy Air Over Bismarck Archipelago 21 Japanese fighters 40 bombers attacked Kavieng on the Dutch Island of New Guinea this morning and a short time later three more raiders bombed the nearby city of an Austra lian Air Force statement said to Strong Japanese aerial forces were sighted at a number of other places along the northern coast of New Guinea and over the Bismarck More than 50 Japanese bombers and fighters were observed flying in the direction of south of and shortly after a small group of raiders attacked Salamaua The extent of damage and cas ualties in these raids has not been the statement but t added that from the strength of ihe forces the Japanese had put in to the air major attacks in this area can be This evidently was an extension of operations instituted yesterday against Australianmandated New Britain The Bismarck Ar chipelago links New Britain and New Defenders of New Brit ain were reported to have shot down three of 110 Japanese planes which struck there Tues Rabauls casualties were 11 per sons killed and six The announcement acknowledged the loss of five British planes and said that one merchant ship and wharves were principal city of New is about 500 miles north east of Australia and approximate ly miles east of The planes participating in the raid were said to have come from shore bases as well as an aircraft SURGEON DEAD 20 George De surgeon who won 22 decorations for his work hi the World died to Born in of a Rus sian father and American he was a cofounder of the Ravens wood hospital and professor of sur gery at the University of Illinois Medical Tarnowsky served as a Colo nel commanding the 378th medi cal regiment in the World Honors for work under fire in cluded the Distinguished Service   

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