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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Mild OB ENEMY BEING SAYS Says Some Recent Visitors to American Waters Wont Make Return Voyage STRICT SECRECY IS URGED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 A Navy spokesmans disclosure of the liquidation of an unspecified num ber of enemy submarines off the Atlantic coast today offered cheer ing relief from the latest reports from the southwestern Pacific war The account of the Navys suc cesses against submarines was couched in broad and ironic terms by a departmental spokes Without disclosing the number of victories over such he ob served that some of the recent visitors to our territorial waters will never enjoy the return por tion of their he the percentage of oneway traffic is increasing while that of twoway traffic is satisfactorily on the de Information concerning the fate of the enemy submarine excur sionists who dont get he will be withheld until it no longer would be of value to the That policy was estab lished long ago by the British Ad miralty and was adopted by the Navy after President Roosevelt ordered the rattlesnakes of the Atlantic hunted down last Sep Secrecy Asked Bespeaking public cooperatio in this secrecy phase of a war o the spokesman gave assur ance that the Navy will tak care of enemy and th people can help the Navy and th country by keeping quiet abou they see or hear of the pro cess or its Even if you have seen a subma rine captured or h keep it to Le the enemy guess what Thus his issued fo the general raised the in teresting possibility that somi members of the public might havi from shore or the vanquishing of an underseas raid But the Navys rule of silence effectively curtained any develop ment of such A similar policy of par JANUARY 1942 JAP BLOW AT AUSTRALIAN TERRITORY INDICATED PACIFIC OCEAN GUINEA Arafura Sea Cape York Peninsula COOKTOWN jCARDWELL AUSTRALIA MILES AT EQUATOR Shortly after a strong Japanese naval force was sighted off Rabaul capital of the Australian mandated island of New communications with that city indicating an invasion was under Half an hour later Japanese aircraft raided the Solomon Islands New Britain lies only 800 miles northeast of the nearest point of Australia WOULD OUSTI1AYEAR ticularly with regard to whisper ing was advocated by Brigadier General Frank assistant to the Army chief ol And in an address here yesterday before the National Defense For um sponsored by the General Fed eration of Womens he in terpolated a remark that if we dont fight in all four corners ol the I would be Hopes to Crush Them Next Fall and Says Sir Stafford Cripps 24 Staf ford retiring British ambas sador to declared toda the Russians hope to deliver the fi nal blow to Germany next fall anc winter and that the Russians in tend to make the conquest of Ger many absolutely complete and thor The former ambassador declared that Joseph Stalin was 10 times as strong with his people now as he at the start of the German in vasion last In his only reference to Moscow Tokyo he declared that Prussia and Japan had long stand ing difficulties which could never be satisfied except by The former ambassador said the army now had men under arms and in the spring would have twice the strength it had at the start of the RussianGerman war last Sir while praising the Russian successes on the eastern warned against the belief that the German army is as losses on both sides are extremely hsavy and the Germans are fight ing to the last He said Russian production in the Urals had been doubled since the German invasion and that many factories removed piecemeal from the front to the west now were coming into full production He expressed the conviction that with British and American would be able to equip the Red army to resist any German attack during the spring and LORD ASHBOURXE DEAD 24 Ber 3in radio reported today that Lord former president of the Gaelic League of had died at his home in Lord a student of French history and the author of several works on the French church and had resided on Democratic Support of Move Developing 24 Strong Democratic support devel oped in the Senate today behind an effort to force the governments dollarayear men to abandon any political activities or else give up their federal Leading the effort was Chairman Truman of the Senate De fense Investigating Committee who declared that several members of the Republican National Commit tee now hold defense jobs and their political posts as Truman named Cyrus McCor committeeman from New as one of these and added that I am told there are McCormick is price executive for the division of automobiles and trucks in the Office of Price Ad The issue is expected to come to a head in connection with pending egislation to broaden and strength en the governments war Ahich was to have been considered but was postponed tem One section of that measure vould exempt parttime dollarayear men and persons working without pay from Hatch t restrictions against political ac tivity by federal Truman disclosed that he had drafted an amendment striking this exemption from the He told reporters that he was confident of enough support to win on the Sen ate There is no more he why dollarayear men should e exempted than any of the rest of the for the goose is right for thei This is just a matter of fairness 0 all other government 1 they are noing to repeal the latch Act they ought to repeal it everybody and not just for a avored In support of the proposed ex emption the Senate Judiciary Com mittee brought forward a state ment by Attorney General Biddle vho contended proposal loes not subvert the spirit and general purpose of the Hatch vhich was to prevent the self perpetuation in office of federal ob The government needs every man and woman who can make a Baltic Peoples Urged To Revolt 24 followed up by an announcemen of major gains on her norther front with an appeal today to Ba tic peoples to rise against Hitler Through pamphlets and radi the Russian governmen urged aid against Germany fron Latvia and Estonia which were absorbed as republic of the after plebiscite in and lost in the wa a year Red army troops which capture Kholm in a 65mile sweep throug the Valdai Hills section are only 120 miles from the Latvia frontier and in position to menac German communication line throughout the 350mile sector be tween Smolensk and Guerrilla operations or open re volt within Latvia aii Estonia would aid the Russiai troops Broad Russian advances in th northern counter includ ing recapture of more than communities in 13 were an nounced last The Russian information bureai reported today that Russian force had killed 230 German officers an men to occupy the town of S on the control PEACE PLAN 21 ontribution to the war Many prominent and patriotic citizens are glad to render their enices part time without compen or upon payment of a nom nal fee in lieu of The need of the government for uch citizens and others like vho are sometimes active in politi al and the desire of such itizens to should not be ampered by restrictions in exist ng laws which as a condi gn to the performance of valu ble and voluntary ab tinence from the political life ol heir the continent for a number of Todays Map As the Japanese drive into the south becomes more much attention is focused upon Au For a map of the land down turn to page 7 of to days ONFMAN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN GETS RESULTS 24 erance had its reward today for orman Munley of Flint Hes in le Several weeks ago Munley tried o enlist but was rejected because six feet two and onehalf was a halfinch too he opened a one man propaganda campaign to get Munley into the He wrote to and fi nally President The Chief Executive sent the letter to Marine headquarters in That brought The Marine Corps recruiting sta tion here was told that if Munley could pass a physical examination and get into a stock size uniform he should be Munlry showed up yesterday and was The uniforms a little per but Munleys in the Ma Sent Crashing to Earth in Fields Near Rangoon 24 A veteran RAF officer gave ful praise today to American and Brit ish fighter pilots who sent 21 Jap anese raiding planes crashing down yesterday upon the Paddy field east of What your Yanks and our boy are doing beats almost anything in the history of the battle of Brit the officer commented when the score was Give them better and better planes and the Japs will get sicker and sicker o this The utter rout of the it was believed would influence strongly the Japanese offensive against the port of eventually against Rangoon itself There were two main battles over In the seven planes were Fourteen crashed in the One American pilot failed to re turn and one RAF pilot was lost The the first to dare the was seen attacking 24 ene my craft former navy flier aboard the aircraft whose home is in Pensa turned in the days high He shot down planes in the first and shot down two more in the second at Besides the 21 victories over the Japanese the American Volunteer Group and the RAF claimed five more probable triumphs and said many more Japanese planes were One who had the ail erons of his plane shot reach ed the made a belly ran across to another plane and was off again in a few There was a bit of typical AVG legpulling you looked mighty pretty sitting up in that said a Texas pilot to from who had just hiked back through ene my lines after being shot down over I sure liked the way you would dive nibble a slice off the formation and hop back Ill try that said you prob ably wouldnt have a pack sitting on your tail if you Lewis Rejects Invitation to At tend Meeting NEW 24 decision on a proposed labor truce for the duration of the war was placed before the CIO executive council with John CIO founder and first standing stiffly The peace understood to have emanated from the White was reported to call for a threeman committee from the Congress of Industrial Organiza tions and a similar group from th American Federation of Labor these committees to consult to golher and with the White Hous pn jurisdictional disputes and othe matters relating to labors partici pation in the Washington sources understooi that the AFL already had indorsei the plan through President Wtl Ham Green and SecretaryTreasu AT WILL DIE OF JAPS Death Penalty Order Reflects Mounting Resistance of Pa triots in Philippines MAC ARTHURS MEN HOLD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mounting resistance of Filipino pa triots against the invaders of their commonwealth was demonstrated today by issuance of a harsh Jap anese army order imposing the death penalty for trivial The capital accepted the new Japanese step as a clear indication that the Mikados forces in the Philippines were feeling a growing sense of insecurity and were re doubling precautions against sur prise blows from the 16 million Whether the resistance of the Filipinos to the invaders had re sulted in a further spread of guer rilla warfare was unknown a Army statement recounted how one of General Douglas Mac Arthurs guerrilla bands scored a brilliant success in a raid on a Japanese airdrome in northern The very fact that Mac Arthur was able to send word of the stiffening penalties for civil resistance demonstrated that a well organized Filipino intelligence service must be functioning for him through the Jap anese Japans Lieutenant General Mas aharu Homma decreed death not only for actual sabotage and but for a long list of minor such as tear ing down a military conceal ing fuel or clothing to avoid Jap enese and declining to accept the worthless shinplaster currency of the Reports from the Batan Penin sula battlefront told of heavy Japanese staged with a reckless disregard of but MacArthurs men hold their Is Largest Single Expenditure Ever Proposed in Congress 24 United Nations moved a step near er ultimate aerial supremacy over voted with President Roosevelt this week Prior to the meeting of the CIO President Philip Murraj acknowledged he had received letter from President Roosevelt re garding CIOAFL peace suggest ons and said it would be placed before the council The New York Times said th executive committee of the coun composed of Murray and six CIO vice had indorsed the truce idea and would recom mend its adoption Lewis flatly and tartly rejected an invitation to at tend the meeting and present hi own views on labor Earlier in the week his suggestion tha CIOAFL peace negotiations be re opened drew the sharp commen from Murray that any such plans should originate through his office I will not attend your boarc Lewis flatly told Mur ray in a letter made public ii In a sharp reply to Murrays stand on initiating said peace plans Such an assumption on your part constitutes an astonishing er No such delegation of power ms been given you by the constitu tion of the by any legislative convention of the nor by any device of parlimentary procedure To the the third constitu ional convention of the CIO pecifically conveyed this authority o three of its de ifjnating them by The standing committee which le said held this in luded Lewis and Sidney president of the Amalga mated Clothing Workers and now a high government labor also denied he had reach ed any agreement with the AFL Concerning a peace There vere no indications whether the IO unit would consider Lewiss ilans despite his failure to r whether Lewis supporters would loycott the MALAYA RE 24 British Far East command an ounced today there was no hange in the situation on the east oast of On the western the state ment there has been fighting n the vicinity of Batu 60 niles northwest of at and north of Tong Some enemy tanks and ve icles were the state ment British bombers attacked Jap nese troops and transports south f in the central sector of orthern Johore and a num er of bombs caused damage and asualties among vehicles and per The Japanese also were machine unned in this the British They reported all British planes eturned unanimously Friday to appropriate another for war The vote was 389 to Now in the the appro priation bill would provide combat planes and nothing more than a starter toward the goal President Roosevelt has set for the built warplanes in 1942 and in The the largest single ex penditure ever proposed in Con would allow to expand aircraft build bomb er assembly plants and construct production facilities for explosives and incendiary materials for complete planes for bombs and pyrotech nics for spare en gines and and approximately for signal corps and chemical warfare service General deputy chief of staff ror told the ap propriations committee the money would build the United States to ward our offensive knockout PRICE 3 Australians Plead For Aid From Allies As Japanese Invasi 5 South American Nations May Sever Axis Relations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE South American nations were expected today to sever diplo matic relations with Ger many and Italy on the basis of a compromise antiAxis resolution approved last night by the political committee of the third conference of PanAmerican foreign Needing only the formal approv al of the full the reso lution represents a major triumph for which balked at two previous resolutions requiring a rupture of relations with the The compromise but does not a severance of As the delegation one by gave their approval to the toneddown Foreign Minister Alberto Guani of Uruguay said his country would sever Axis probably and au thorized sources in the conference said Paraguay and Peru would follow suit within a few If they it would leave only Chile and Ecuador on the diplomatic The remain der of the 21 American nations either are at war with the or have broken off Sumner United States Undersecretary of State and head of his countrys told the conference briefly in Spanish that his government wished the resolu tion had been more definite and The ideal of my life always has been American said If it had been my gov ernment would have liked some thing more definite and In our the nations which carried war to the United Itates also carried it to the other This constitutes dan ger for all of Our hope is that we realize this act accord and thus I vote in favor of the Four Proposals The four proposals contained in the resolution were The American representatives reaffirm their complete The American republics rec ommend rupture of diplomatic re lations with Germany and Italy inasmuch as the first of these states attacked and the other two declared war on an American The American republics will consult among themselves before reestablishing relations with the The original introduc ed last week by Colombia and would have re quired a 100 per outright break with the Australians Say Loss of Paci fic Battle May Mean Loss of Entire War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 Japanese landed under the big guns of a strong na val apparently were in control today of capital of the Australianmandated island of New Britain an important link in the chain of outer islands protect ing the Australian The landing at disclosed by deputy prime minister Francis J JJAHHt iJiiill J LCi AT Argentina and Chile came after thrusts which ly showed reluctance to accept that gave the Japanese footholds on and hourslong conferences among the chief delegates Wednesday night Argentina accept ed a compromise resolution stating that the Americas could not con New Guinea to the west and at Kieta on the tip of the Solomon Is lands to the Forde said he had been advised by the commandant at Port Mores tinue diplomatic relations with the j New that 11 Japanese Axis m view of the aggression against the United Turn to Page 6 PLA1EDJN COUNTY Efforts Must Be State Officials Say COMMITTEE IS An intensive Salvage for Vic tory campaign was announced to day by the Lenawee Civilian De fense Council and a committee al ready has been named to coordi nate the various salvage efforts now under way and to augment them with still greater Richard Goff of Adrian has been named chairman of the coun ty salvage committee by Eugene merchant vessels presumably entered Rabaul harbor under the protection of three a destroyer and an aircraft carrier lying off He declared there was no indica tion that fighting was going on at but said Australian forces probably were continuing resist ance in oher parts of the No direct news had been re ceived here from Rabaul since 4 when a radio flash said a fleet of Japanese vessels had been sighted 45 miles Ra N A M E Dbaul Previously had suffered two heavy Japanese air The progress of the Japanese in vasion thrust against New Ginea still was not but Forde said landings apparently had been made at several places on the which is part Australian and part War Now Battle for Australia The new landings gave the Jap anese bombing bases within 800 miles of the Australian mainland The American republics consid er any aggression by an extracon state against one jjf as aggression against Madge Milli Walter Kindschy and Ellis Roosa ot Merrill Taylor of Victor WANK BATTLE Congressmen are Senator George Urges Super Levy On War Profits 24 considering a special tax on industry to drain off most war production Senator George chair man of the Senate Finance Com today advocated a super evy on war over and above any taxes that now are im osed or might be voted on excess rofits in Senator Taft another member of the has sug gested a separate tax on the earn ngs from government contracts nstead of various proposals that lave been made in Congress re cently for statutory limitation of uch I think such a tax would work nuch better than a profit limita ion such as Congress formerly mposed on ship and airplane milders and later Taftj old There have been omplaints that such limitations lowed up I let ndustry make the but take ack all of above a certain ow in special taxa George said the Treasury had ibjected in the past because of he difficulties in administering uch a but he saw no reason vhy a special war profits tax British Meet CounterAttack ing Germans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS r in the the Pacific has now become battle for Appealing to Britain and May Be Vital The oniy thing that can stop The state defense i the batlle for Australia being Olsen said has emphasized fought right on our he that more must be done in the is immediate allied rein salvage now and Its important forcement of Malaya to a strength I it may be vital before will recall to that pivotal point end of the Weve got lo goiof the war forces which Japan now to work and we must learn how to considers herself free to use in Aus salvage everything that may be kralian main usefu Forthat reason we have Forde declared grimly that the forces in Libya have engaged the named counterattacking German army and a great new tank battle is rag ing on a very large battlefield skirting the Gulf of Sirte north of the British reported to A brief statement indicated that the fighting still was but British sources said German General Erwin Rommel apparently had thrown more than half the remaining strength into the em battled triangle with its points at a eounty salvaSe committee battle of the Pacific is a battle that jean as easily lose the entire war as any other battle in which the allied forces are i Echoing stern emphasis Jon the seriousness of the Minister of Supply John Beasley said the Rising Sun is now almost j overhead and asserted that if the allies hope for victory in the Pa cific they must hold Given control of Malaya the to head up the Turn to Pago 6 FORT OUSTER Fl FORT 24 JP hould not be imposed in some George sought Senate considera ion today of a Houseapproved measure which would excuse gov rnment contractors from obtain ng certain certificates before they ould take advantage of speedy mortization provisions of present ax RZHEV SURROUNDED NEW 24 iritish radio declared today that Rzhev is completely encircled and molensk is almost encircled by driving Russian and 30 miles north east of British sources said that General Ritchies eighth army and heavy strength in that perhaps lying in wait for just the oppor tunity that has come to one informant has run his tank columns into a bat tlefield of Ritchies own one wellsupported and prepared the British probably are making a real effort to stop him and erase the force he has pulled off its base at El It was that it still was too early to say wheth er the Axis was making a recon naissance in force or had launched a fullscale from the fact that Rommel had used the bulk of his armored it was deduced that his plans were larger than offen iive Behind the brief ap was an untold story of a major encounter involving infantry and air forces on the scope of early battles since the British auriched their offensive from the Egyptian Fires in two different areas of JaPanese can fan westward to In f 3tjard to he i Given domination of the Fort the first at L navy is free for service in the in damage and burned seven I Indian and Atlantic soldiers last Two of the privates and Roland both of received second degree burns when paint fumes exploded in an engineering com pany mess hall they were redecor Five other Gassou New Milj Dora and Ying were given ment for minor Witnesses said the mess hall blaze flashed and hac almost died out when fire fighting apparatus arrived at The fire company was called out j a second time to extinguish a larg er fire in a quartermaster area Three staff cars were bad ly others were and the building suffered several thousand dollars Post Fire Chief Roy Mover said The battle of the Pacific can keep the Japanese navy If the battle of the Pacific is the Japanese navy is ready for service in the So thebattle of the Pacific IS the battle of the At NOW IS Lenawee countys contribution to the Red Cross War Relief fund to date is and there are still communities to make their final The quota for the county was set at Adrians contribution was swelled yesterday to when the StubnitzGreene em ployees turned in Adrians quota was Among contributions from the county not mentioned so far are Addison with Ogden with Onsted Macon Cement City Deerfield Clayton and Cadmus Brit ton Rome Sand Creek and Madison township and Palmyra the quartermaster area fire of undetermined The cause is being but Post Intelligence Officer Richard Merrick said he did not think there was any reason to suspect Late Bulletins 24 Dutch army bombers have attacked a new concentration of Japanese ships off Balik oil center on the east coast of Dutch scoring direct hits on a large trans port and a destroyer and capsizing a big passenger it was an nounced officially 24 Fresh Japanese troops supported by guns of warships have wrested a number of positions on the west coast of the Batan peninsula in the Philippines from the American Filipino Soft Drink Output Is Cut Sharply NEW 24 jpA re duction of soft drink sales by about 35 per cent was the prospect of one national producer today as six of the countrys leading firms admit ted production had been curtailed drastically by a governmental or der limiting sugar consumption in the carbonated beverage The CocaCola Bottling Compa ny announced that it already had started rationing case deliveries to The PepsiCola Com pany declined to comment on its but the SevenUp Orange Mission Dry and other soft drink concerns agreed that the order had forced revision of production Arthur executive of the Orange Crush said Were not taking on any new Businesses in many sec tions are going to be cut in half if we continue to be limited to our sugar consumption of for 1940 was not a good year in the SA1 20 SHOTS ARE SUNK 24 Official Broad cast Recorded By submarines operating for the first time in North American waters were declared by the high com mand today to have sunk 18 mer chantmen totaling tons and two naval units in an unspecified Six vessels have been torpedoed in Atlantic coastal lanes of United States since but a navy spokes man said only last night that some of the raiders had been Other Axis submarines apparently are operating off   

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