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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Snow or Bain FOES BOM IT OF FEBRUARY 1942 AT SOE Dutch Troops Still Battling Japanese Landing Forces on Amboina RAIDERS LOSSES HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mas sive Japanese bombing fleet at tempting to smash the United Nations chief base of op erations in the Dutch East fell far short of its the In dies high command announced to while on the secondary naval base of Amboina Dutch troops are still battling a Japanese landing The Tokyo radio as heard in Berlin today claimed that Japanese occupation of 635 north of Australia and flanking the al lied seaborne supply had been The attack on Soerabaja was carried out yesterday by 70 to 80 Japanese bombers with heavy fighter the Indies command and the raiders inflicted very considerable losses on the Dutch interceptor squadrons which took to the air to meet But the raid caused only neg ligible damage to Soerabajas mili tary according to a com released through the news JAPANESE RAID JAVA BASE Japanese warplanes raided Soer major naval base of the Dutch East It was the initial thrust at seat of the colonial government for the oil and agriculturally rich Java is 660 miles and from 50 to 125 miles total area BEET ACREAGE Sugar Shortage Eliminates Government Restrictions Special to Tlio Telegram drive las been launched by the Greal jakes Sugar Company of Blissfielc to obtain contracts for acres while the defending j of sugar beets for the 1942 season planes and antiaircraft batteries as a result of a Washington an took a toll of presumably eight Japanese fighters and two nouncement last week end that there will be no AAA restrictions Dutch losses in planes were offIon sugar beet acreage this The set to some extent by the fact tliat some pilots were able to parachute to The high command reported that in addition to continuing resist ance at the Dutch were putting up a battle in the vicinity of Balik East Borneo oil center whose installations were wrecked well in advance of the Japanese Powerful Red Offensive Con tinues Unchecked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fierce re newal of the Russian power drive west of Moscow is hurling reinforcused m ed German divisions back upon the key invasion base of 230 miles the ernment re ported It said heavy fighting was in progress in several vital towns in the central where front dis patches reported many villages and towns in Smolensk province already cleared of the The powerful Red army counter offensive into the Donets Basin at the same time was said to be pro gressing without with thp Red high commands strategy of constant flanking and outflanking maneuvers keeping th6 German di visions off balance all along Without geographical a midnight statement said the Red army continued its westward movement in most areas of the new goal compares with the 1941 planting of acres and will produce an expected tonnage of 50 million pounds com pany officials In 1941 pro duction was only 30 million due to the registrations in acreage under the Unprecedented distribution of su gar in 1941 reduced the ever nor mal granary supply by more than one million according to a statement by Claude secretary of Normal supplies from offshore par ticularly the East Indies and the can not be counted Sugar production in other offshore areas is expected to but domestic supplies will not be increased because of the necessity of wider distribution to the United Nations fighting the Another factor which will cut down the pro duction of cane sugar is that large quantities sugar cane are being long winter front and levied a heavy toll of The Berlin radio said Russian troops in the Eastern Crimea presumably all now based at Kerch in view of their abandon ment of counter attacked severely against the Ger mans peninsular but were driven back with heavy Smolensk and Dnieperopetrovsk were major objectives on the banks of the frozen on the Central Front 230 miles west of is the goal of a slow direct drive from Mozhaisk and a flanking maneuv er by units marshalled in the Ki rov zone 100 miles southeast of In the rivers big bend 460 miles to the Dniepero petrovsk was reported threatened by spearheads of Marshal Timo shenkos southern Turn to Page 9 according to the state ment Turn to Page 2 DEFENSE GROUPS GET LETTERS OF APPOINTMENT 4 ex ecutive office announced today let ters of appointment have been mailed to members of about 50 municipal defense The nominations were made by the m ayor or village president in each the announcement and the officials may make public names of the Save for the mayor or president designated some other person for the governmental head is the Local councils are to be appoint ed in virtually all Michigan com munities having a population of or The announcement released in the governors said the appointments would speed the recruiting of volunteer defense The Adrian defense council composed of the Green Karl Lewis Mot John Michener and the Cotter was appoint ed late in The council has classified the civilian defense registration cards in Adrian and is endeavoring to coordinate the various civilian defense activities in the Recently the council has arranged for derical help for the draft registration February 16 and is supervising classes for the training of volunteer Councils also have been appointed in various Lenawee British Quit Dema Parents of Metamora Students Vote on Saturday School Issue School 6 Days a Week Would Permit Boys to Work on Farms in Spring Special lo Ttie Telegram on Saturdays for the remainder of the year may be the result of a poll now being taken among par ents of students of Metamora high The war with its intensification of the shortage of labor in this heavy agricultural is responsible for the according to Canna superintendent of Ballots were sent out yesterday to the parents of all students in the asking them to vote on they favored Saturday classes for the remainder of the In the accompanying Cannavah explained that such a move would cut 17 calendar days from the with the school year dosing on May 5 rather than on May The ballots must be returned by when the count will be If Saturday classes will begin next Absences among high school boys who are needed for farm during the rush seasons al ways have been a problem in the Metamora school Can navan For a month during the autumn and approxi imately 20 per cent of the boys are absent Saturday classes are viewed as an attempt to improve the situa tion not only at the but also among the The first action came at a meeting of the Fulton county association of school superintendents meeting in Janu It was voted to ask the Ohio State Department of Education if Saturday classes were permissible in high Approval was but as far as is Metamora is the only school which is taking action at this Cannavan suggested that the situation was particularly a problem of the Metamora com Of a total enrollment of 350 220 are in the upper six The territory served ex tends seven miles north and west of the village to Ogden and about the same distance south and into Richfield township of Lucas The outcome of the balloting is in Cannavan said that a vote was taken in one high school class and a majority of students were opposed to Satur day i 4 Brit ish have withdrawn from 160 miles northeast of Bengasi and 95 miles from in their re treat in a military commen tator said The commentator said that was the meaning of a Middle East state ment from Cairo which announcer that imperial rear guards had completed their movement from their last covering positions abou Derna and had rejoined the main British The main British force in Libya was not yet to have dashed with the Axis assaul troops which now have pushec roughly twothirds of the way back from El highwater of Britains westward to the starting point on the Egyptian The action so far has involvec only patrols and covering units British sources An authoritative British source declared that the pick of Germanys Uboat commanders and crews hac been shifted to the Mediterranean to help guard the flow of reinforce ments to General Rommels North African He said other factors which hac helped the Axis get men and sup plies acroEs the Mediterranean The use of considerably strong er surface and air Transport of some supplies on speedy and destroyers which are more to inter cept than slower transport Weather which has been unafovarble to WILL VOTE AGAIN THURSDAY The first of two possible NLRB runoff elections to determine a union bargaining agency at the Magnesium Fabricators and Bohn Aluminum Brass Corporation plants will be held here In the first NLRB election at the plants January 22 none of the three unions seeking bargaining rights received a majority The three union groups are the Independent Magnesium Aluminum the UAWCIO and the n tomorrows election the no un on choice will be left off the bal lot and some 925 qualified employ ees will make only a union Only 22 no union votes were cast n the first George NLRB repre is expected here again omorrow to conduct the The polls will be open from 6 oclock to oclock in the morn ing and from 1 to 6 oclock in the Voting booths will be arranged in the Bohn factory build In the event none of the three unions a majority vote to morrow a second runoff election probably will be held between the two about the size of the state of New There are high ways and OIL TANKS BLAZING IN SAYS JAP NEWS AGENCY TOKYO from Japanese broad 4 oil tanks blazing on the the northern part of Singapore island presents a lifeless broken only by the movement of trucks creeping along the coastal hills and the occasional appearance of a transport Domei report ed From high ground on the Malay an side of narrow Johore the news agency it is possible to see the hulk of a threemasted British destroyer partly submerg ed in the Singapore naval where it was run The roads around the base were said to be entirely Studded along the Strait can be seen camouflaged concrete pillbox es with square loopholes menac ing any invasion attempt Five out of 26 tanks bombed by Japanese aircraft are blazing un their smoke billowing over the the account Occasionally transport probably carrying refugees to The Netherlands East can be seen flying over an but there is no sign of a single British indicating that the Brit ish air force stationed at Singapore either has ben annihilated or has been hastily transferred to the In OF JAPANESE ATTACK Lee Says Foe Was Annihilated By Furious Defense of MacArthurs Troops Editors Note The following dis patch from Clark Associated Press reporter with General Mac Arthur on the Batan Peninsula of Luzon describes graphically the action which was reported yes terday by the War Department in The Japanese land ing attempt occurred The dispatch was received in the United States late Tuesday night By CLARK LEE WITH THE FORCES in the most spectacular battle yet fought in American land and air units early Tuesday smashed a strong Japanese attempt to land from the China Sea on the Ameri can left Many Japanese landing boats were sunk under a storm of Amer ican machinegun and artillery fire and aerial Scores of Japanese troops were killed outright or Small enemy groups succeeded in reach ing shore but were cornered quick ly on the west coast of this wooded The area now is being mopped up by Filipino scouts who are masters of jungle The battle was fought under a jrilliant full the tlie tracer bullets machine guns and antiaircraft made flaming paths of red and orange From a vantage I watched the which started shortly after midnight and continued for three The navy and army air force co ordinated perfectly in beating off the Japanese attempt The Japanese landing boats were sighted far up the escorted by a a large de stroyer or a light Army shore defenses immediately were placed on the alert to repel an enemy The boats were about 40 feet motordriven and carrying 30 to 50 men protected by sheet metal and armed with machine Lay Down Fire Curtain As the Japanese the American shore defenders curtained the beaches with bullets and shrap With many Japanese struggling in the water as the result of this others pushed on toward American planes suddenly dived out of the The pilots selected their targets in the moonlight dropped their then roared low and heavily strafed the Turn to Page 9 PRICE 3 LOCAL AHACK ON MAC ARTHURS LEFT Continue to Mop Up Remnants of Japanese Units Which Landed on West Batan A I R ACTIVITY LIMITED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lo cal attack on General Douglas MacArthurs left flank on Batan Peninsula the night of February 3 was sharply the War De partment announced The text of the 91 of the based on re ports received here up to EST today Philippine theater During the night of February elements of the 16th Kimura division made a local attack on our left flank in The attack was sharply Our troops continued to mop up tattered remnants of the Jap anese who had previously landed on the west coast or who had in filtrated behind our These enemy troops were from the Ta tori group and the Kimura divi sion and were found in isolated No reinforcements were able to reach The enemy had attempted to supply them in termittently with food and ammu nition dropped by How most of these supplies fell into our Japanese prisoners of war ex pressed great surprise at the hu mane treatment they are receiv ing at our They said they had been told that we would exe cute all Oh our right there was little activity during the past 24 Enemy air activity over our lines was limited to a few sporad ic bombing attacks which did no IN PAST 15 YEARS Advance Hundred in Last Two Weeks 4 lar gains in the cost of live sending prices to the highest Feb ruary level in 15 caused livestock men to wonder today il price control authorities would act to curb the Hogs advanced about 51 a hun dred poimds in the last two climaxing a forward movement whichitarted with Americas en try At that time prices were than a hun dred pounds under present levels Quotations jumped nearly 25 per cent in two Gains in the cost of live hogs have been reflected in advancing prices in the dressed wholesale trade as well as in retail what the housewife must pay for pork at the butcher Live hogs are selling at a point where Leon price ad ministrator may against further Reinforcements Being Sent To The Southwest Pacific Battle Says Wavett Forces Expected To Batter Japs Now Threatening Java By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 4 capital looked to American air am sea forces today to take an increas ingly heavy toll of Japanese expe ditions now threatening The disclosure in Batavia that United States planes had sunk two or three more enemy transports in Macassar Strait was taken as just a foretaste of what was in store for new Japanese convoys bound for the war The new bombings had not yet been an nounced in Although the destination of a 69 ship Japanese convoy which the Chinese reported off Amoy was un there was little doubt here that it would be subjected to continual pounding of American ships and planes if it attempted to reach the southwestern Pacific bat tle From the voyage to either the Macassar Strait from which the Japanese menace or to the Malay Peninsula above would take about a Beyond the expectation of con tinued sharp defensive action WOULD REPEAL I set a ceiling in the opinion of some livestock Henderson is empowered to place any ceiling at not lower than 110 per cent of Parity is de signed to give farmers purchasing power equivalent to that which they had in Some confusion arises from doubt n the trade as to what price at Chicago is 110 per cent of On the basis of present parity 110 per cent of parity is cal culated at a hundred pounds on the AUCTIONS Public auction east ot Pal Ai Linehan See on Market Furniture auction at Fred See n Market Public auction northwest or Fred auc See on Market Salvage for Victory HOW TO SAVE This is one of a series of three articles discussing the Salvage for Victory program and explaining how the work of salvage will be carried on in Lenawee If the nations vast storehouse of salvage material is to be tapped to teep national defense factories and foundries busy on war materials 24 hours a a few simple rules must be applied by and you if the salvage is 100 per cent The lesson on how o save is brief but the piles are ron clad and they much be follow ed religiously for best resultsand best resullts are In the first housewives in articular must become salvage They must realize that while a basket of kitchen waste pa per has little value of itself it be omes a mighty important unit in he national salvage A bas ket of waste paper a day from every kitchen in the land would add up to a staggering That s one of the untapped salvage qurces that the Lenawee county salvage committee wants to reach according to Richard chair Here are a few salvage rules hat should be followed to keep the waste paper moving from home to dealer to factory out all cartons and Tie them in neat bundles and keep them dry and newspapers and maga zines separately and tie them in i a large burlap bag or a large paper carton to hold waste paper such as package advertising material left at the front door and paper Pack the waste paper down until the box or sack wont hold another then dispose of Hang the bag or place the box in a convenient place so there will be no tempta tion to burn paper in the furnace or paper and rubber Provide a small er sack for rags and when it is full makesure that the man of the house takes it to a dealer or that a responsible collecting agency calls for While the housewife must shoul der most of the responsibility for saying waste paper and the man of the house must be respon sible for metal and The garage may be sheltering worn out metal garden metal an old a piece of iron rail tire door knobs or a piece of drain pipe may be1 rust ing in the The garage may contain an old tire or an old Last years worn our rubbers and galoshes may be littering a cor ner of the hall There are no rules to follow in such cases except the rule of perserverance and Get the metal and rubber get it to a there is no trick to just do it program in Len Widespread Public Indignation Reported After Enactment of Provision 4 ator Byrd introduced leg islation yesterday to repeal the pen sions for congressmen provided in a recent civil service law while the Civil Service Commission said that if congressmen were denied the re tirement benefits it would be diffi cult to justify any such discrimina Byrd proposed the repealer joint ly with Senators Bailey Burton and Johnson Johnson told reporters that widespread public indigria tionljjad after the enactment of the pension Itt the House Angell also urged the Te Civil Service Commission is sued a fivepage press release to correct a great deal of misinfor mation which it said had been cir culated on the Instead of costing from to to retire con as has been loosely alleg the commission the cost of retiring all those con sidering the very small number of members of Congress who would be able to meet the required age and service conditions at the end of this would not now be more than per If applied to the full which will never at any time be the the cost per annum would be approxi mately and not the against Japanese offic ial Washington offered no infor mation on the big movement by the allies which Francis Forde the Australian army saic in a broadcast yesterday was under The navys announcement that a naval battalion composed of blue jackets and marines has been or ganized and is fighting on Batan peninsula with MacArthurs command was taken to refer to forces which had been left behim when the navy withdrew from the Philippines a month The battalion in eluded several hundred Clark Associated correspond ent with MacArthurs was permitted to disclose that the sai lors and a force of American avia fighting on land with rifles in the Batan checkmated a Japanese landing attempt several days In its statement the navy also told of the third successful action of a torpedo boat of the western Pacific mosquito A motor torpedo boat of Ad miral Harts Far Eastern command is believed to have torpedoed an en emy warship in night action inside Manila The communique Although under heavy fire of the warships and in the ful glare of her the motor torpedo boat managed to fire two torpedoes and survive the action without being motor torpedo boats have been credited with staking or hitting two Japanese war ships having run past the big guns or Corregidor fortress at the en trance of Manila Bay and into that bay Every Day Japanese Wait to Attack to Prove More Costly to Them ByTHE ASSOCIATEDPRESS ad vantage of each passing hour free from soldiers and civilians labored shoulder to shoulder today to strengthen Singapores defenses while antiaircraft crews manned their guns to ward off Japanese air In the tangled mangrove swamps along Johore across which the Japanese were massing the Ma layan troops familiar with the art of camouflage cun ningly masked new machinegun rifle pits and gun emplace ments with which every chink in the islands armor was being stop Turn to Page 2 PRICES FIXED ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS 4 government yesterday fixed prices on petroleum and petroleum prod including for all transportations except retail Effective prices were frozen at levels posted for crude petroleum and the lowest quoted for petroleum products on October These levels al ready prevailed generally as a re mit of OPA requests and voluntary agreements with the Price Administrator Leon Hen derson said formal price fixing was necessary in the petroleum indus try because the increasing scope of control and the growing multi plicity of informal agreements and HIT JAP VESEL 4 fliers scored a di rect hit oh a large Japanese vessel in a raid last night on the occupied New Britain harbor of an air statement indicated The statementsaid all the RAF planes returned safely after driving off enemy fighters which tried to intercept unwarranted price Sugar Stamps To Be Issued In 4 Special sugar stamps to be issued by the government to registered will be required before purchases can be made under the pending rationing it was learned Each stamp wilt permit an He said the price dividual to buy 12 ounces of sugarschedule would clarify OPA price weekly j policies and protect the industry A spokesman for the Office of and the the of A rvntrta innrAaf Price Administration disclosed that booklets containing enough stamps to last three months or more would be printed and that the time re quired for the printing would de lay operation of the rationing ma chinery for at least another It was reported that the plan contemplates registration of con sumers by with stamp bopklets to be issued to each mem ber of the family regardless of no more than one stamp per person may be used each This would allow a family of for a weekly ration of 36 ounces of The OPA spokesman said details of the registration had not yet been worked out but that the registration would not be handled by local post Stamp books will be issued at the time of v OPA said the rationing would be by local prob able the same boards now handling tire rationing butaugmented by a member or members drawn from the food CALLS ON FIGHTING INNOTTO YIELD Says Singapore Defense Must Be Made as Memorable as That of Tobruk By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 4 Wavell declared today that Britain and the United States are sending great reinforcements to the southwest Pacific battle area and called upon his fighting men not another step before the Japanese He declared that the defense of Singapore must be made as mem orable and successful as the de fense of Tobruk This was the text of his special order of the day The Japanese are straining nerve to keep the advantage gained by their initial surprise and to gam a quick Once their impetus is thwarted fhey will soon be Our part is to stop them to gain time for the great reinforcements which we and our American allies are sending to the eastern We are in a similar position to the original British Expeditionary Force which stopped the Germans and sayed Europe in the first battle of We must be worthy successors of them and save Asia by fighting these They have now reached an area where we cannot be constantly and where the enemy cannot exploit superior You must yield no strip of ground without fighting and must leave nothing behind unde stroyed that would be of the least service to the Our friends and the are carrying out this policy in every of the L with sacrifice and IS STILL GETTING EAST INDIES RUBBER 4 retary of Commerce Jones declared yesterday States still was receiving practically the entire rubber output of the Dutch East Indies and that tons had ar rived in this country from the west ern Pacific and other sources since the war Jones told the House banking and currency committee that rubber was arriving at an average rate to tons a Dur ing he tons was received and tons allo cated so that the stock pile actual ly was Rubber losses in shipping in the he amounted to only Jones said he doubted if rubber imports would reach normal by next Late Bulletins 4 navy announced today that the San owned by United had tor edoed by an enemy submarine off he Atlantic 4 ittle debate the House unanimous y passed and sent to the Senate oday an authorization for a appropriation to aid The fund would be administered y Secretary Morgenthan at the direction of President 4 House agreed today to accept Sen ate increases in the navy appro priations boosting the total to in The conference report then went o the Senate for Revolt and Hunger Stalk NaziOccupied Parts of Europe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Against the constant inroads of creeping hunger and lack of Germany is engaged in a tremendous midwinter at tempt to mobilize subdued and trampled Europe for the spring of fensives which Hitler has promised the German This is the picture contained in both private advices to the Asso ciated Press from persons at the few remaining neutral listening posts on the German and in disclosures from within the borders of both Reich and her New Travel Restrictions Tuesday from Norway to the Black the German mas ters imposed upon middleEurope the second of a series of restric tions in civilian railway travel in less weeks in an effort to get armies and supplies to the Russian But the strain on longdistance transport to the eastern fighting areas is not the only reason for the curtailment of train Lack of coal and oil in all the countries linked the Axis is an important factor another is the conversion of many coaches into ambulance trains and barracks for problem of repairing wornout rolling In Poland almost all local trains were stopped and the passenger expresses from Cracaw and War saw to Germany were In Norway the important OsloBergen line was limited to three trains The OsloTrondheim line also was Service Cut in Bulgaria which with Hungary sent engines to Germany in other cut passenger trains because of the coal and oil The Frankfurter Zeitung noted that because of the many Army distribution of coal and po tatoes was irregular within Ger many that this was causing shortages on But the German Army itself was moving its own potatoes to the Eastern Front in passenger which could be These were immediate difficul ties affecting civilian but there were indications of more om inous Spotted dread camp follower of Eastern Europes spread west and south from the and Poland into Germany Bulgaria and other occupied The German Health Min istry listed 126 cases in Germany to Page 2 U
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