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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow INtttar FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JAPS GET TOEHOLD ON SINGAPORE MAC ARTHUR REPULSES NEW JAP ATTACKS ON BATANJWIILA Manila Bay Forts Silence Several Enemy Batteries Cavite Shore n I V E BOMBERS ACTIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Douglas MacArthur reported today his troops in Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines repulsed new at tacks by the Japanese while the Manila Bay fortifications silenced several enemy big gun siege bat teries on the Cavite The text of the War Depart ments of the on reports re ceived here up to War Time today The Philippine theater Some of the concealed enemy batteries which have been firing on our harbor defenses from the Cavite shore have been located and attacked by counterbattery fire from our Several direct hits were observed and some of the enemy batteries were Heavy infantry fighting oc curred intermittently at various points in the Bataan Peninsula The enemy made several attempts at penetration and All at tacks were repulsed by our Hostile dive bombers were ac tive over our There is nothing to report from other Yesterday General MacArthur had reported Fighting is increasing in inten sity on our left This and todays communique in duated that the new Japanese of fensive was developing in the Synchronized with the renewed heavy pressure on the Bataan Storm Signals Hoisted In Legislature 9 Van Wagoner hoisted storm signals in the legislature proposing that the special session undertake these controversial tasks L Liberalization of the unem ployment compensation law to meet what he termed the catastrophe of unemployment A oneyear moratorium on the contractual debts of persons thrown out of jobs by the war ef Provision of funds to meet a prospective deficit in budgets of state The governor in the text of his message to the House and Senate as they assemble in joint convention to hear the ad ministration program announced that he saw grounds for conflict in the first two Van Wagoner sprang a surprise by asking the legislature to write into law the recommendations ol a Republicandominated legislative study committee for liberalizing un employment benefits be raised from 57 a week for about eight weeks to a week for 12 weeks that the maximum be raised from S16 a week for 18 weeks to a week for 20 weeks that the waiting period before unemployed persons may apply for compensation be re duced from two weeks to one and that the amendments be made applicable at Too Conservative In he said he still thought it was too but he looks for federal Turn to Page 2 ment of the American forts which still bar the entrance of Manila Bay to Japanese naval Fortifications Pounded Enemy land firing me thodically every four threw big shells for the second suc cessive day at the tions which command the harbors no serious damage to the forts was reported in the War Department communi que which covered developments up until early Monday Philippine On the Bataan Mac Arthurs report to Washington yes terday told of Japanese pressure on both the right and left flank of his accompanied by twenty four hours of heavy aerial bom bardment of the AmericanFilipino Turn to Page 7 ASCARSGOINLAKE Toledo Cars Break Through Ice at Devils Lake in Shallow Water Eight Toledo drowning when youths escaped the two auto mobiles in which they were riding plunged through the ice about oclock yesterday afternoon on the south side of Devils lake about 150 feet from the Lakeview hotel in four feet of The two cars broke through the ice at approximately the same time and about 75 feet apart The tops of both cars protruded above the One of the cars was taken out of the lake yesterday and the other was being retrieved James 20 years and Robert were driving the two carsIn the Bain car were James 19 Charles and William Riding in the Cross man car were Schuyler 21 Robert and George The boys told sheriffs officers that they had driven onto the ice merely for the sport of it The two cars went down in separate Japanese Drive Toward Ran Last Chinese Gate way to Stalled WAVELL IS OPTIMISTIC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Crack fighters and fresh Indian second visit to the was reflected even 8 TO WEAR TERM Sentenced by Judge Rathbun on Attempted Assault Charge James 53 year old Adrian factory worker who was convicted by a Lenawee circuit jury of have recentfy been tempted assault and gross decency against a five year old Except for some patrol activity near Japaneseheld on the east bank of the Salween about 30 miles north of where the British thwarted some attempt ed Japanese most of the weekend activity was in the Turn to Page 7 troops bolstered the British on the Salween River front today where Japans drive toward Raugoon and Chinas last gateway to the sea was stalled in northern Burma The reasoned optimism which Sir Archibald the United Nations general in the southwest voiced after his justdisclosed Burma front more forcibly by the British commander in With the Japanese still station ary a week after capturing Moul mein and failing repeatedly to get an effective foothold across the Salween or cripple Rangoon as a base by air he declared We are in a far sounder position to call a halt to the Japanese than Wavell flew from his Java head quarters in The Netherlands East Indies to talk with officers and men on the Moulmein front within ear shot of enemy cannon and review ed the whole situation in southeast Asia with Much weight was attached to the presence of large Chinese for ces fighting alongside Britains imperials in Predicts Allied Push Sir Archibald Clark until recently Britains ambassador at speaking over the Cal cutta predicted a big push by British and Chinese His reference to American forces was not Lancelot head of the British military mission in said large contin ents of Chinese troops which reached Burma weeks ago are now playing an important part in the defense of the country and was sentenced this morning by Judge Arthur Rathbun to serve two separate terms of from four to five years in the Southern Mich igan Prison at a total of eight to ten Tipton was sentenced to serve a fourtofive year term on each of the two counts on which the jury found him guilty after a long four day The maximum sentence on each of the two counts is five Tipton was returned to the county jail to await being trans ported to the Forrest of Tipton who pleaded guilty to an auto mobile theft was sentenced to serve from two and a half to five years in the Southern Michigan State Denney admitted taking an automobile owned by Moran of Adrian on Janu ary Ladoyt of Adrian was sentenced to serve from six months to five years in the South ern Michigan State Prison also on an automobile theft He pleaded guilty to the charge of driving away a taxicab owned by Sam Sines of Adrian without the owners permission January Judge Rathbun recommended that the minimum sentence be Turn to Page 7 BRITISH HOLD 9 ish desert holding their po sitions firmly before have thrust out patrols against the ene my in the El Mechili area south of the Gebel El Achdar the British said today in a statement British mobile columns engaged infantry and artillery forces of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 12 miles west of El coastal point which the Axis claimed was captured Air forces supported the land troops and continued to har ry the lengthened Axis communi cations City Takes War Time in Stride With Only an Occasional Yawn War time became effective in Adrian and Lenawee county this morning and with the exception of a few stifled yawns and droopy eyes that simply wouldnt stay open untU 9 oclock war time the day just about the same as any Kindergarten and grade school children in Adrian were jubilant this boasting of the ex clusive privilege of sleeping an extra half They werent re quired to report at school until 9 oclock to avoid walking to school in This how ever there probably will be a bit of growling when it comes time to make up that extra half hour be tween and 4 A number of time mixups were About 20 junior high pupils were tardy this morning as compared with one or two who come late on an average Some of them reported that their par ents made on incorrect At the adjustments senior high school 13 pupils were tardy and 45 were listed as absent Usually only one or two are tardy and 10 or 12 absent Practically everyone else took the time change in Office work factory men and clerks report ed for duty on a war time basis and few showed evidence of losing an hours A few workers were tardy but work everywhere went It was expected that first dose of sleeping day difficulties largely would be eliminated Most Adrian residents moved clocks ahead last night just before they went to bed folks tried to go to bed a bit early in preparation for the short night the time jumped fhead an hour at 2 oclock this Pomona Grange Meets 12 at North Adrian Hall Judge Irving Tucker of the Ailegan county probate court will be the principal speaker on the afternoon program of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange meeting to be held Thursday in the North Adrian Giange Judge who is a member of the executive committee of the Michigan State will take as his subject Our Duty The business session will open at with James the presiding and a dinner will be serv ed at noon by members of the North Adrian The afternoon program which is open to the public will in addition to the address by Judge musical selections and a playlet by members of the North Adrian a reading by Alva Knight of Madison and a vo cal solo by Clarence Minier of Rome NEW 9 of the finest nurses that ever walked the floor of the Bronx maternity hospital was charged today with the opiumdrop killing of a new born baby girl whose crying upset That augmented by the statement she was an elegant was given yesterday by Hospital Superintendent Louise Wagner as Irma herself in was formally accused of homicide in the death of the in fant and also accused of feeding the narcotic to The babies constant crying drove me Miss Twiss was quoted by Assistant District Attor ney Martin Kraus as saying before being jailed without bail for a hear ing Krause said the nurse had ad mitted she was held four days for observation in Bellevue hospitals psychopathic ward in after she had taken an over He added that she had returned to the Bronx institution three months ago after having received leave last summer to have a which did not Physicials held out some hope for the second baby although it was in a dangerous j German Defeat In Year Cripps Declares 9 defeat of Germany within one years time is but it de pends on American and British help for the Soviet in the opin ion of Sir Stafford who saw Russia at first hand as Britains wartime In two addresses Cripps stressed the emergency for Britain to increase her war pro duction and cast off a complacency he said he had noticed since his re turn from Russia a few weeks There now stands between Hit ler and a and not too de layed Cripps said in a the chance that he may be strong enough to renew his of If he does the former am bassador it will be a blow for the Caucasus oil in a new and terrific blitz planned with the meticulous care of the Ger and the most critical stage of the whole Both through the broadcasts and an address here ran the theme of contrast between Russian in which nothing is spared from the war and the skeptical atti tude of some Britons toward the There is every chance of Ger many being defeated by this time next Cripps but he warned that neither Britain nor the United States could afford to fail in helping Russia prepare for a Nazi spring Of Britons still dominated by the old fear complex toward he they must not be allowed to influence our relations with Russia in the reconstruction of Eu rope or we plunge the world again into he will add to the suspicions between this coun try and the Soviet cions which have not because of their historical foundation com pletely Would Strip Agency of Power to Direct MoraleBuilding 9 move to strip the Office of Civilian Defense of authority to direct moralebuilding activities developed in Congress today as the House re sumed debate on a OCD appropriation fund which has aroused a storm of controversy over the posts given Hollywoods Melvyn Douglas and Dancer Mayris Senator Taft ROhio said there seemed little doubt if the House failed to circumscribe the bureaus powers a strong effort would be made in the Senate to do I think the OCD ought to be limited in its activities to the pro motion of purely defense prepara Taft told I dont believe there is any crying need to build up the morale of the Amer ican but if there it ought to be handled by some other agency that doesnt have such a big pri mary job to He suggested the Office of Facts and headed by Archibald In the meanwhile the screen star who has been one of the main targets of congressional objections to OCD personnel selec asserted that he had been appointed to head the arts section on a without compensation When his appointment was made public last week an OCD official said Douglas would receive pay at the rate of a but only for time actually spent on the The other main topic of debate was the appointment of Miss dancer friend of Eleanor as head of chil drens activities inthe physical fit ness Miss defend ing her job last said she had not yet received any of her a year FAVOR RAISING DEBT LIMIT TO 100 BILLIONS 9 ministration leaders in Congress plan to propose soon that the na tional debt limit be raised from the fixed last year to v Chairman George of the Senate Finance Committee indicat ed yesterday they had thought of asking first an increase to but finally decided most members would want to do it all at one The debt stood at as this week President Roosevelts war Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 was calculated to push it to AUCTIONS Public auction south ol Vtrgll See on Market AucUon southeast of See on Market Public auction west of Fred See on Market Auction west of See on Mar ket AucUon sale north of See on Market Page AucUon northwest of lanohan See Pa GM EXPECTS TO HAVE Figure Indicates Terrific De mand War Will Make on American Labor COOPERATION STRESSED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS workers and the general public saw today in General Motors future employ ment estimates the terrific demand war will make upon American la The says President expects to employ far above its rec ord when it hits full speed on defense Before that great figure is at at an unspecified Wil sons estimates point to a swift employees in March of this year to in in 000 in and in General Motors record employ ment of the past was the total which Wilson said would be reached next The made public at a time when unemployment is wide spread in the automobile industry oecause of the wartime conversion were given by Wilson at an unprecedented meeting with un The GM with Harry corporation vice presi dent in charge of at tended a national conference of the United Automobile Workers CIO At no other time has a high General official met with the union as Delegates from UAWCIO locals in 90 GM plants in the representing met here to decide upon new demands to be made in forthcoming reopen ing of contract Both Wilson and union repre sentatives took the occasion to voice expectations that it would lead to greater cooperation between union and We have more interests in com mon than in Wilson re marked in suggesting that cooper ation wasvital in view of the war director of the unions General Motors depart emphasized mutual re sponsibilities of the union and cor I Reuther that the appearance of Wilson and Anderson here today will mark the beginning of a better type of re lationship between the union and the type of relation ship that will lay the base for max imum cooperation in our mutual responsibilities to the Violent Blast Kills 14 36 Are Wounded 9 W Riotous factions in Tangier were kept throttled by Spanish Morocco au thorities under martial law today after the latest in a chain of mys violent events laid to com petition of Britain and Germany for Arab support in the Mediter ranean war The outburst was touched off by the explosion Friday of a time bomb in a taxi loaded with Brit ish diplomatic baggage on a crowd The violent blast killed 14 per sons several other among 36 wounded are believed to be The explosion destroyed the two other part of the pier and the customs Turn to Page 2 9 JPhA appropriation the largest in the history of any and carrying funds for Americas growing was sign ed today by President The providing both cash and contract contemplates adding approximate ly airplanes to the Navys sky force and enlarging the fleet for waging war in two oceans at The legislation provides for war vessels ranging from battleships to torpedo boats and allocates another for naval guns and The additional aircraft provided in the bill raises to a total of the number for army and navy use for which Congress has appropri ated funds in the last 19 The measure also authorizes the President to lend or lease any of small for which ap proximately was ap as well as any other naval equipment up to a total of The unprecedented appropriation Dill received final congressional ap proval j Spreading Eastward In Heavy Fighting British Positions Are Hard Hit Sub Wolf Pack Marks Up 21st Victim 9 vivors of the American tanker China Arrow expressed the belief today their ship was sunk by the same Axis submarine de stroyed two other American vessels off the Atlantic coast within the 36 The SoconyVacuum Oil China victim of the underseas wolf pack was shelled and set afire 100 miles off the coast Thursday morn the Navy Department an Her entire crew of 37 was saved by the coast guard after spending 56 hours in three open The China Arrows sister India was sunk Wednesday night and the freighter San Gil went down at midnight both in waters not far from the scene of the latest In all three the raider refrained from shelling the sink ng ships until their crews had left in Captain Paul Mew said two torpedoes from he surfaced submarine struck the China Arrow within a few setting her afire and destroying the radio He and Kenneth radio operator from remained aboard 45 minutes attempting to send SOS signals over a makeshift who was typing when the first torpedo said flames shot up all over the middle of the Browne said the sea was dead calm when the lifeboats pulled The submarine then fired between 15 and 20 shells from a range of 500 They could easily have shelled or machinegunned the captain but they seemed to have a pretty decent Ill give the commander credit for that They did not touch the men in the They did hot talk to They just hung around until he were clear and then began Four crew members were hos pitalized Among them was Benjamin a seaman from Kansas who climbed off the rescue ship and walked several hundred feet before it was dis covered his hip was The others suffered minor in Nation Is On War Time For Duration 9 nation went on war time with all official docks moved ahead one the The was somewhat comparable to the actiontaken by other belligerent nations when the war began more than two years and goes a step farther than daylight saving time establish ed in the last In that con this nation moved clocksup only from March to War Time velt so named effective by law at 2 Standard Time in each of the four time zones which divide the Transportation services and the radio industry looked for little they have been advocating the nationwide step on a year round basis to supplant summer daylight time Proponents of the in cluding President have asserted that the advanced time would contribute to the nations available electric power supply by leveling off some of the demand One prewar estimate was that kilowatts of power capac equal to about horse power for would be sav The Federal Power Commis sion plans to make a detailed study in an effort to measure accurate ly the effect of daylight saving1 There will be no immediate changes in transportation or radio schedules as a result of the new time In other the commuters special will pul out at as anc favorite radio programs be asfar as the docR But win be showing War Time insteac of the old Standard CAPITAL IS Believed Prelude to Attempt to Invade Java 9 Japanese planes made their first raid of the Pacific on cap ital of The Netherlands East In today in an intensifying ser ies of air attacks believed here to be a prelude to an attempt at in vasion at center of the Uni ted Nations resistance to the Jap anese in the Southwest Enemy activity also was reported over other parts of Sumatra and The NEI high command said Japanese patrols were pushing south from the charred oil port of Balikpapan on the East Borneo coast apparently planning to reach important trade center on the south shore of Borneo facing The port was said to be a prime Japanese objective as they at tempted to forge an arc around the vital citadel of Java in preparation for oil cerjter in southj east was bombed again but the communique said there were no allied At least two and probably three enemy planes were shot down over the great naval base of Soerabaja MORE THAN 30 DEAD IN SUB DISAS1ER 9 More than 30 men went down with the submarine S26 after a collision with a naval escort vessel off Panama the night of the navy has Two officers and a seaman who were standing on the bridge during the submarines surface operations were the only The navy said it had abandoned all hope forthe men who went down with the undersea craft Their names were not but said the normal complement of such a submarine was four officers and 35 Paved Way for Hitlers Armies on Eastern Front BERLIN From German Broad 9 Genera Fritz who literally paved the way for Hitlers has been killed on the eastern front With black bands of mourn the German press told its readers today that the famed Todt was killed in an air accident yes terday while carrying through his military tasks in the He was 50 years who was Reichsminister of munitions as well as a construction has been presented to the Germans as the master the ever since his com pletion of the Siegfried Line to guard Germanys western A state funeral was ordered in Death overtook Todt in the east amid the scenes of his greatest for the roads and bridges which his thousands of engineers and pickandshove workers hastily patched up in the east were designed for a quick pas sage to for a with In in The Netherlands Belgium and Todts always at the heels of the army with their picks and pontoon had shared in the praise meted out to the In the where Todt and his men had gone last summer to speec the movement of Hitlers armies into the organization Todt faced new obstacles and new The army was stalled and not even Todt could smooth a way through the stubborn the trackless wastes and the mounting Excellent Engineer Almost everyone who saw Todts handiwork acknowledged that he was indeed an engineer of the first order and an organizer of talent The work of his organization in putting down bridges to replace the hundreds dynamited by the Dutch Belgians and French drew praise from even his countrys Todt was the fourth highplaced Nazi to die in unusual circum stances since the war Less than three months Col Ernst brilliant designer for the German air diet while testing a secret Werner von Fritsch who had fallen into ill graces o Hitler as chief of staff of the army died in action in Poland while on a patrol task ordinarily assigned a Field Marshal Walther von Reich enau died last month of a heart attack while on the defensive with his troops in the JAP AIR ATTACeS EOUGHT SUCCESSFULLY RAF Scores Biggest Bag of War in Battles Over Singapore By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 9 Strong Japanese forces which landed dur ing the night on the northwest coast of Singapore Island are spreading eastward in heavy fight British headquarters announc ed British imperial forces are en deavoring to mop up the said a but the re ults of the action are not yet Japanese batteries on the Ma layan mainland and Japanese dive subjected British advance positions to a heavy At the same time Japanese air raiders appear ed over Singapore on the south side of the but were met by British which bat tled them The Japanese landing was ef fected from boats between 11 last night and 1 under cover of an intense artillery bar Between Sungei Kranji and Pasir west of the narrow causeway which formerly linked Singapore with the Malayan main Our forward troops were push ed back in some places and there has been some enemy infiltration the communique ac There were no indications of at tempted invasion thrusts else where along Johore but the British said that Japanese bomb ers and fighters had been pound ing their defenses everywhere since British hurricane fighters roar ed aloft to intercept the Japanese planes and were reported officially to have scored their biggest days bag of the war over the beleaguer ed In the British their fighters shot down three en emy probably destroyed others and damaged Brit ish planes also strafed and dam aged a Japanese lorry and return ed to their bases without a single the communique1 Todays air victories were said to have brought to 73 the number of Japanese planes definitely shot down over In 27 more were listed as probably shot Advices from the front said that Australian troops were holding the sector where the Japanese effect ed their landings and were report ed to be bearing the brunt of the but In dian troops and Chinese volunteers were said to be lending a Turn to Page 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pressed German troops laid vast mine fields in the Donets Basin to day in an attempt to halt the on rushing but the forces of Marshal Timoshenko surged for ward over the snowdrifted One mine field nearly two miles long was discovered and Red Sap pers cut five lanes through it At another the Russians said they extracted antitank mines buried beneath the Despite these and other the Russians swept three more Donets villages clear of the Eighteen other populated places were captured on the central front as the Reds pressed toward Heavy artillery was said to have destroyed ten Ger man planes on the ground near the front While front line news was dispatches told of rear line destruc tion by the Red army from Se vastopol to the northwestern sector beyond Russian scouts slipped through heavy German lines at one point and blew up an antitank post killing ten In the past four Sevastopol and planes have smash ed nine artillery batteries hurling shells into that besieged Crimean naval On the southwestern the Russians said members of the first Rumanian division had sur rendered with their junior complaining of treatment from the German The Russians said the Rumanian captives fought German prisonersThey complain ed that the German commanders had assured them of artillery and German infantry support which did not Turn to Page 7   

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