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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM rfam Dttalte Two FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 Gets 3 Votes More Than a Ma jority in Balloting Con ducted Thursday UAWCIO GROUP SECOND The Independent Magnesium and Aluminum Workers union won the right to represent the workmen in the Bohn Corporation the Adrian plants of Aluminum Brass and the Magnesium Fabricators by polling three votes more than a majority in a National Labor Re lations Board election here yester Out of the 782 votes the in dependent union received 394 or per cent of the The UAWCIO polled 222 votes and the UAWAFL received One bal lot was declared void and 13 were The Independent Un ion had a majority The election was the second to be held here to decide which un ion would be recognized as the bargaining agency for the em ployees in the plant The first election two weeks ago resulted in none of the unions receiving a ma jority and necessitated yesterdays runoff 940 Eligible To Vote KLRB records showed that 940 persons were eligible to vote yes terday but only 782 ballots were cast leaving more than 150 eligible voters who did not It is inter esting to note that despite the ac tive campaigns conducted during the two weeks between the elec tions eight fewer persons voted in yesterdays election than voted in the initial Although the figures are offi a formal report of the results of the election will have to b made by the regional NLRB office in Detroit before the winning un ion can be recognized by the com Any of the three unions involv ed has a right to challenge the re suits of the election under NLR Kenneth inter national representative of th UAWAFL said last night upo learning the results of the voting The election was all right wit We have no kicks coming a Officials of the UAWCIO declined to make a Beady To Demand Raise president of thi winning Independent man aged to say while leaving the election quarters amid the con gratulatory back slapping of his The first thing Im going to do is see Emery and de mand a ten cent an hour blanke pay raise for all day men and 15 cents an hour for men on the nigh And whats well ge it within 24 A comparison of the results o yesterdays election with the re salts of the first election reveal that the Independent Union gam ed 118 votes during the period be tween the two elections while th UAWCIO which led the voting in the first election lost 57 votes and the UAWAFL lost 46 Yesterdays balloting was ried out in the same mannner as the first election in the southwest corner of the Bohn factory build George NLRI again conducts the All indications were that the election went off in an orderly manner and with the least possible New Draft Regulations Ready 6 Young men otherwise physically fit may not obtain exemption from mili tary duty because of minor physi cal defects which may be under regulations soon to become the State Selective Ser ice headquarters disclosed Under new they will lave the choice of having the de ects corrected at their or governmental before in or being drafted and hav ing the defects remedied by army bus far the principal cause of re Spokesmen said dental would be they would be uch things as visual de and venereal diseases which an be cured within a reasonable medical advisory boards Local ivill be informed of cases in which egistrants would be fit for duty vith correction of defects which ould be accomplished in a reas nable time at a reasonable The registrant will then be ad ised of his defects and that the ame be remedied at governmental the statement He vill be told that if such defects are uccessfully he will be eexamined if found accepta will be He will be further advised that f he refuses to have the defects the defects may be by the draft officials re ardless of his and in such vent he will be subject to induc The registrant will have the Reds Rush On Violent Fight ing Reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS troops advancing in the south were re ported by the Vichy news agency today to have captured Patropav 70 miles east of Dnieperope while the Moscow radio broadcast accounts of violen fighting on the Kalinin front northwest of the capital and in the KurskKharkov site of the great power dam which the Rus sians blew up last summer before the is becoming more and more clearly the direct objective of the Soviet the agency The fighting on the northwest ern front was said to be at the ap proaches of the town designated only as All German counterattacks were hundreds of soldiers were killed and much booty was cap the accounts The midnight statement broad cast from Moscow also said a cav alry unit operating hi one sector of the Kalinin front wiped out 800 of ficers and men in seven days of Turn to Page 2 ADCTIONS Public auction northwest or Fired auc See on Market Auction southeast of See on Market Public auction west of Fred See on Market Public auction south of Virgil See on Market Public auction northwest of See on Market Auction west of See on Mar ket i ight to choose his own if he wants the government o pay for the would receive nly a schedule of payment au thorized by the national director of selective if gov ernment facilities such as a vet erans hospital are the draft officials may direct that the treatment be given So far as local doctors and dentists will be emplo3ed to correct the the order although they must have indorse ment oi the State Selective Service Director before being eligible to handle such JAPS THREATEN BURMA ROAD Only Delivery of Huge Rein forcements Can Turn Tide of Battle MORE RESERVES EXPECTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and naval experts asserted today hat the situation of allied forces in the western Pacific at the end of the second month of war was very serious and that still further reverses could be While fully recognizing the he roic achievements of defenders the Singapore and the Dutch Indies and allowing for Jap anese losses of more than 100 ships and thousands of these au thorities grimly declared that only the delivery of huge reinforce if not impossible at this turn the tide of attle against the The Japanese were said still to possess the great advantages of time and initiative seized their sneak attack on Pearl wo months ago Theirs is the choice of when and where to and the costs they are pay ing in troops and material were de scribed as not too great advances they have Effective espec ially in war could block urther advances and hold the ihreatened bastions still in allied it was for the Japanese osition has become vulnerable at many striking the fac tories and training And the materiel now ready for the fight ng fronts must be divided among Russia and Africa as well as the Orient and transported with naval protection over thousands of miles of dangerous Japanese Gains As strategists here view the en gains in two months of inces iant the Japanese have Prevented offensive use of he Pacific fleet for many weeks by he raid on Pearl Forced the Asiatic fleet to THAILAND But Americas great power is still largely in The British said that Japanese invaders of Burma have crossed the Salween River above conquered Moulmein in a thrust apparently aimed at Thaton 1 to cut off British defenders of Axis sources claimed their planes had destroyed a station at Toungoo 2 and below Mandalay 3 had cut the railway which leads to Burma The British must retain control of shipping routes in the Gulf of Martaban 4 to continue aid to China via the Burma War Horrors and Red Virulence A Nightmare to German Soldier it Several Senators Say Should Be Repealed 6 Congressmen already are disput ing among themselves over wheth er they want the twoweeksold law providing pensions for retired Senators and Several members of the Senate say the law is a blunder and ought to be In the House there was both support and criticism of the measure which has become the butt of bundlesforCongress rid Chairman Ramspeck DGa of the House Civil Service Committee said he wrote the provision into the civil service bill which the President signed January 26 at the request of numerous members and had no apologies The law opens federal retire ment benefits to members of Con Ramspeck declared there was no reason legislators should not be allowed pensions the same as other government Senator Capper who is 76 years old and has been a Con gressman for 26 said he would never ask nor accept a gov ernment Capper would be among those eligible to retire next January under terms of the Calling pensions for elective of iicials socially Capper reporters he was convinced that the measure would not have jassed Congress if a majority of the members had been watching the provisions of the 10page bill Turn to Page 9 AT THE GERMAN FRONTIER 6 without sun Days of neverending snow am piercing cold Days of blizzards sweeping over the frozen That is the vision of a German as it was written by Nazi trooper somewhere in Russu and published in the Nazi army eastern front But looming largest in this vi sion of the fighting on the snow bound eastern front appears to b the figure of an enemy who is no as was the foe in France but ever forceful and ag Scandinavians would say that thi unidentified German soldier is a victim northern jjaniejthey apply the malady tha comes of Jiving too long away from deep in the woods rempvec from the life of family and commu As recorded here from a German the soldier wrote When we all the destruction all the pains of this war of tw worlds when snow covers the end less wastes of the Russian territor ies with its white we think of the of ou 60 Miles North of Oil Port of and of a better In France everything was dif vithdraw from its Philippines bases md pushed the American defense orces on the islands into a last ditch stand on Batan Peninsula and n the forts covering Manila Completely overrun the Ma lay Peninsula and put the British base of Singapore under siege with overwhelming forces having destroyedthe mainstays of British naval power in the the of Wales and the battle Turn to Page 2 JAPANESE OCCUPY Balik Papan 6 Japanese forces have occupied the town of 60 miles north of the oil port of Balik Papan on the east coast of the Netherlands Indies high command announced today without giving further details of the Samarinda was a feeding point for the Balik Papan oil installa to which it was connected by a The town also is in an important coal district at the mouth of the Kutai with a population normally of about including 300 Many civilians already had been evacuated from the The high command issued through the news agency said a Japanese raiding force esti mated at 40 bombers and 20 fight ers which attacked the Soerabaja naval base yesterday lost two fighter planes and presumably two bombers against the loss of three Dutch aircraft The French were a tired overthrown within a few weeks by our ardent Al this was But since we have been march ing in Russia we have had many days of that al became but that this dreary feeling has walked with u E Adrian Residents Give Blood To Red Cross Traveling Unit resbyterian Church Base ment Transformed to Hos pital for Donors The Red Cross emblem hangs rom the front of the First Presby erian Church today and at the side entrance stands the white truck hat is the traveling unit of the led Cross blood donor which is being built up in key met ropolitan to save lives of wounded United States sailors and All donors go through the same each waiting his address and birth date are given to the registrar before enter ing the examining room where Miss Phyllis nurse from Detroit who formerly lived in de The basement of the church has termines whether the person is in ieen transformed into a hospital oom by Louis phy ician supervising the traveling his seven women and a group of Adrian nurses under the direction of ix hospital cots line one side of the shut off from the view of the oom by and at the side of ach cot is a table which holds the ube and glass apparatus for blood Pint From Each Donor At oclock nurses aides the and canteen unit were ready for the first donor president of the Junior Chamber of ne of the organizations responsible or bringing the unit to Adrian has promised 100 pints of lood and one pint will be given by ach More than 100 donots ere expected to The blood all be taken to Detroit and added to bank of dried blood plasma good physical condition for giving Colds and other ailments will rule out a In three minutes time she checks blood hemo globin percentage and cardio res piratory entering the hospital unit each donor is given a glass of orange juice by one of the Adrian canteen He then takes his place on one of the cots and the vena puncture insertion of the needle in the vein of the arm is made by one of the three nurses supervising the blood George Miss Elizabeth Sedor and Miss Aune all De troit It takes about five minutes to extract the pint of blood and afterwards the donor re mains quiet on the cot for another five or ten Anyone who feels faint is conducted to one of the cots in the nearby rest room and is cared for by the nurses to Page Seize Navy Signals Maps and Weapons 6 Raids by federal agents in areas ad jacent to two big west coast navy yards have led to the arrest ol nearly two score Axis most ly and seizure of navy signal cam eras and The latest raid of 25 FBI agents personally led by Nat head of the San Francisco office of the Federal Bureau of fell with surprising suddenness lasl night on alien establishments in Vallejo which is near the Mare Is land Navy Turn to Page 2 Late Bulletins 6 President Roosevelt asserted today that a Pacific council had been in operation here and in London for a month and that there wan very close cooperation in its The Chief replying to press conference said the council was handling questions of both a military and political 6 The Treasury announced today it would borrow through the sale of securities next February 6 Ship ping losses in the battle of the including the toll of American vessels in United States coastal waters are heavier than they have been in the past six official circles announced Although the Uboat blows at the Atlantic lifeline still are nowhere near the losses of the worst months during the World these sour ces the number of submarines operating along the Atlantic lanes quite possibly will be increased and beside us a constant com These eastern planes are strange and and as far as you walk you always away on the a landscape that never is embellished by a mountain or even a Death lurks everywhere in the forests and Like a fero cious beast the enemy lurks in the The Russian forests in no way can be compared with our Ger man for in Russia the trees and underbrush grow densely and marching becomes a constant bat tle against swamps and trees and Then there are and days when the rain pours without The trenches are kneedeep iri water and everything is full of dirt and where the fighting is we often have asked our is this still to be called war We have seen terrible the destruction of people cattle wandering aimless Sabotage and murder lurk in every Seven Waves Of Japanese Bombers Pound Rangoon Singapore A ssault A waited Destruction Wrought on Jap Held Paan Likened toThat at Coventry By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the port for the Burma Road to was pounded by seven waves of Japanese bombers las night and this morning in their third successive overnight attack Unofficial reports indicated tha 10 of the raiders were shot down and 10 more probably damaged by British and American volunteer fliers of the hardhitting alliec force which gave Japanesehelc Paan on the Salween River such a ruinous bombing yesterday that on Texasborn fighter pilot likened th destruction to that at British and Burmese troops hold ing the northsouth Salween line were called upon by a governmen spokesman to hold their ground al any cost because any further withdrawal will be In the air attack on Rangoon six waves of bombers struck at the city by moonlight and another wave attacked at Fortyfour planes came over in the six Fires were set in one suburban residential districl and heavy explosions were heard to the RAF fighters were reported to have driven off one wave of the night forc ing them to jettison their bombs One of the raiders was reportec probably since observers saw it pursued by a fighter and then saw a column of flame plunge earthward in the Another Jap Downed In the daylight antiaircraft guns shot down another Japanese plane as fighters rose to the de With British and Indian troops battling Japanese and Thai forces along the Salween River 100 miles east of this nation was under orders to fight the Japanese1 the shot if to the last Turn to 2 ffARlOAROlKES RAF Hurls Destruction Axis Supply Lines on 6 fft British desert hurled back to the approaches of storied stif fened their lines appreciably today while RAF planes hurled destruc tion into the lengthened Axis supply A British headquarters com munique at Cairo said there hai been no change in the land situa tion indicating the im perials were standing firm some 50 to 60 miles west of the port where a British garrison successfully with stood a seven months Axis heard here by bore this The Germans spoke vaguely of pursuit of enemy in eastehn Cirenaica anc the the Italians claimed the capture of 60 miles west of Tobruk The Italians added that they were James continuing their pursuit of the British in the vicinity of Ain El which is some 30 miles west of they made no claim to capture of the The mechanized reinforcements and supply columns of Field Mar shal Erwin Rommel were attacked n the green mountains of the Cebel El Akdar region at the top of the Libyan The British aid that a large number of vehicles were destroyed and burned and hat many casualties were inflicted upon the Germans and The British apparently stub bornly to the flat desert region outh of the Jebel El and heir columns have been active on patrol duties as far west as about 70 miles southeast of Axis lield DUNDEE YOUTH HURT AS CAR TURNS OVER TWICE NEAR BRITTON SfecM to Telegram Floyd son of and Earl Lidster of toute is in Tecumseh lospital with head injuries as a esult of an accident which occur ed on the Milwaukee Road one and nehalf miles north of Britton at last an em loyeie of the Tecumseh Products was on his way to work rtien he skidded and lost control of he car which turned over twice jefore it hit a He was taken o the Clay Croll farm home near the scene of the accident and a ambulance Bethlehem Steel Dispute Started Toward Settlement 6 bor disputes involving two of Americas greatest war production Motors and Bethlehem started to ward solution by the War Labor Board today under the nolockout truce between manage ment and The board announced it had as sumed jurisdiction over the dispute between General Motors and the CIO United Automobile1 Workers Union involving labor demands for time and a half for Saturday and double time for The com pany wants the extra pay eliminat ed to facilitate transition to round theclock seven days a on war Contract negotiations between the CIO Steel Workers Organizing Committee and the Bethlehem Steel Company over wages and bargaining in 14 plants employing about workers were broken off in New York late Labor Depart asked that the dispute be referred to the War Labor Board for settlement of the The union seeks a a day in which the company says would bring the Bethlehem wage o the highest in the It ilso wants union security through a contract with the com which it does not have In the General MotorsUAW the union asks overtime pay for Saturday and Sunday work to conform with its contract with the General Hotors insists no one is entitled to overtime pay unless he works more than the regular 40hour Both union and corporation have asked the board to decide the is General Motors said in a telegram to William board hat on account of the importance o the whole country of the proper adjustment of this controversy we are requesting the board to as sume A proposed plan for continuous hours a seven days a submitted to the union by the corporation on President Roosevelt had declared such production Union and corporation were unable to agree on weekend and holiday and decided to submit the dispute to General Motors has agreed to make any adjustment retroactive o the time any plant began the oundtheclock Germans Seize Food Greeks Starving 6 ff is suffering a terribl reports reaching Washing ton and the situation in that Axis occupied country is grow ing more desperate At a press conference Sumner Undersecretary of State described the plight of the Greeks at utterly He said the state department had been receiv ing famine reports from Greece for some Welles said the departments in formation indicated that the Ger mans ruthlessly stripped the Greek people of their food reserves anc left them to He added that the rapidly increasing death rate among infants was particularly Reports from Greek and neutral diplomatic sources recently have told of the hunger weakened peo ple dying by the hundreds in Ath ens with similar distress in other Greek Bread is un obtainable at any price in some and the supply of fish from the waters around Greece as so far from according to these that even the heads and entrails of ly used for eagerly sought as By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Japanese gun emplacements on the southeastern shore Manila apparently designed forVan attack on the fortressof Corregf have beeridestroyed by artil lery fire from American fortifica The War announc ing this also reported in a statement that nine Japanese transports were debarking troops at ports in Lingayen approx mately 125 miles north of Manila to reinforce the large enemy concentrations already in Batan Peninsula and other parts of the island of The following is last nights army statement Philippine theater There was a lull in the battle of Batan during the past 24 Combat was limited to relatively minor patrol which lacked the savage character of the fight ing which has been almost continu ous during the past two Netherlands Indies Over Java a small formation of American army P40 fighting planes encountered a greatly supe rior force of Japanese es corted by pursuit In the ensuing combat one enemy bomber and one enemy pursuit plane were shot One of our planes is Japanese Say Warship Is Heavily Damaged from Japanese broad 6 Japanese of icially claimed today that two Dutch cruisers were sunk and a hird Dutch cruiser and a United States cruiser of the Marblehead class were heavily damaged by Japanese naval planes in the Java This was the score in a sea and air engagement reported in a tatement broadcast by Dome sev eral hours after an earlier state ment was broadcast listing one 3utcU raid one American cruiser nd a vessel as sunk in he The text of the second version Japanese naval bombers on the day following the mass raid on ioerabaja spotted on February 4 he main Netherlands East Indies by at a ooint 30 miles south of Kangean and sank two Dutch cruis TS and also heavily damaged an ither Dutch cruiser and one Amer can cruiser of the Marblehead One enemy vessel also was One Japanese plane is missing from the The Dutch cruisers sunk in luded one of the Java of of the De Ruyter if The United States cruiser was isted as of The Japanese air action result d in virtual annihilation of the Dutch The earlier Japanese arently superseded by the second the United States cruiser had been Tens of Thousands of Troops Ready for Inevitable Jap anese Attack By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS By YATES McDAXIZL 6 Amid the thunder of heavy can non and aerial interspersed by the chatter of sharpeyed sentinels kept roving watch today for the inevitable Jap anese assault by or waterborne shock against this island On an extended tour of positions along the watery nomansland of Johore this correspondent found tens of thousands of Brit Australian and Indian soldiers manning the swamps and rubber plantations fronting on Japanese mainland concentration Patrols worked constantly up and down the creek mouths which cut irlto the north shore of Singa pore within rifle shot of Japanese positions across the where at any hour the Japanese might try to throw a bridge of boats and In other vantage spots stationary lookouts kept on guard for Singapore had four air raid alarms before 9 Bombs were dropped during the first three alerts but Hurricane fighters evi dently drove off the fourth wave before its racks could be emptied By and the battle of Sing apore now has become a waiting Little to Report The headquarters after there is little to re port from Singapore said that defense artillery was still smashing at troop movements across the strait in the Johore Bahru area with the Japanese in termittently returning the fire to the northern part of the The British Far Eastern com mand announced that its artillery kept up a running fire on Japanese troop movements hi the town at the end of the ruined causeway which once connected Singapore with the Malayan Japanese fliers concentrated their machinegun fire and bombs on forward troops guarding the northern shore of the where the British stand ready against in The statement said Singapore was raided again today by the Jap anese air force but it did not men tion damage or One Japanese fighter was shot down out of a formation raiding Singapore this morning and three One RAF fighter plane was ac knowledged missing but a fighter pilot previously reported missing urned up Lured Prospects With Talk of Syndicate Secretly ed by Baruch 6 6P A pro motor who said he lured his pros pects with talk of a syndicate secretly headed by Ber nard was held today by states attorney police who had een hunting him in connaction with losses of about by in vestors in a getrichquick Dewey 52yearold ormer printing house surrendered last night with in his pockets and Prose cutor Vernon Thompson Im guilty and Tm ready to face the Search for Abraham started Wednesday night after he was charged specifically with embezzle ment of The warrant was obtained by Rose Ab rahams Thompson said Abraham had promoted a scheme based on the quick purchase and sale of real es diamonds and He said clients were told the plan was backed by a secretly sponsored by to vhom Abraham claimed iivestors vere promised profits of 20 and 100 per Most Thompson vere One invested another a third 100 and others from to Thompson said there were known whose aggregate nvestments totaled told Thomp I guess I took in But those people didnt lose I paid div dends almost every With a new Id pay interest on an old so that I was rob bing Peter to pay Everything was a Ab raham the syn dicate was a Bernard Ba ruch was a I never saw didnt know him and am not related to I just his name in my sales   

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