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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow ADRIAN FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE SWARM OVER SINGAPORE PACIFIC ACCESS BATTLE SAYS WRITER Says Americans Control Way Stations Along Route from Pearl Harbor FORCE IN WELLINGTON 10 ar rival at New of the vanguard of a United States naval force was reported today to the Christian Science Monitor by its Joseph who described the landing of American reinforcements at way stations along the route from Pearl In a copyrighted Harsch told of his landing at Wellington from a described as the first unit of Admiral Herbert Learys American He said the landfall was reached even be fore the public announcement of Admiral Learys appointment to command all allied forces in the Anzac The Monitors correspondent said he traveled part of the way from Pearl Harbor with the forces that attacked the Japanese mandated Gilbert and Marshall Then he changed to another unit by breeches buoy in he he spent many days among the tropic islands where ships well known to the luxury trade poured American re inforcements into way stations along the 4000 mile route from Hawaii to New After de scribing the waving of hats and flags as the destroyer came into Wellington harbor at 23 Harsch added Symbol of Victory Behind the color of this little act in a great drama lay a symbol of an important American The battle fo the supply line from Americas factories to the Ear Pa cific battle front has been Japan has suffered its first serious An American admiral commands the terminus of the supply The way stations have been Bluejackets are And the way is open for reinforcements and the vital wea pons of Turn to Page 9 NORMANDIE BURNS AT HUDSON PIER Fire boats pour water on the former French liner Normandie as Side highway is in the She later rolled over on her flames swept the ship at its Hudson River pier in New The West Other pictures will be found on page L THEFTS Series of Petty Thefts Is Solved by Confession Two Adrian 14 and 16 years who were arrested yesterday by city police on a charge of break ing into the junior high school building Friday night have con fessed a series of minor thefts of money and They stated that they stole from the principals office in the junior high school although a check of office records at the school yes terday indicated that 530 in cash was city police On December 31 they stole from the Driscoll service station at Church and Broad On January 26 they took a quantity of candy and tobacco and 50 cents in pennies from the George Cone gro cery at Church and Dean They admitted stealing flashlights out of automobiles in city parking lots and told the officers that they took worth of dimes from a March of Dimes container in the Chamber of Commerce They that they stole a container with about in dimes which was reported missing recently from a downtown The boys told officers that at various times they had stolen loose change and candy from the Driscoll service station at Treat and Beech er The boys are to be arraigned be fore Probate Judge Maurice Dutch Destroy All Military In stallations 10 Launching their sixth attack on a point in the Dutch East Indies the Japanese today put troops ashore in the neighborhood of Ma chief port on the southwest coast of and against gar rison resistance officially describee as A communique from the Indies armed released through the news said that again the Dutch had destroyed all mili tary installations in of the enemy The the communique spoke of enemy landings indi cated that considerable Japanese forces were The move against about 500 miles northeast of the Soerabaja naval was seen here as another preliminary to the ex pected direct assault on Java wealthiest of the Indies Islands and headquarters of the United Nations supreme command in the south west The communique acknowledged slight damage to airdromes near Batavia in yesterdays raid by Jap anese fighter the first on the Indies and said some planes were destroyed on the Oil and petrol fires caused a large cloud of the com munique Some persons were killed and some were wound At least and probably two were said to have been shot A flight of 20 Japanese bombers was reported to have attacked east ern Java with the air drome at Malang the chief objective No damage was reported and one enemy bomber was shot down n an air fight near The communique said small Jap anese patrols continued slight in filtration in southeastern and suothwestern where the nvaders are believed to be seeking lootholds directly across the Java Sea from The Dutch at the Indies secondary naval was said to be continuing its re though the major portion of the island was reported in Jap anese hands several days Chinas Chief Visits In India By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW Fuller collaboration in the United Nations cause by the inhabitants of China and of the earths population apparently was taking form to day through the visit here of Chi nese General Chiang What specific mission brought Chinas war leader and the United Nations supreme commander in the China war theater here with his staff to confer with Indian officials was not Lord viceroy said the meeting set the seal on the comradeshipinarms of China and India and that Japan would learn to her sorrow that it bodes our enemy no Turn to Page 9 Conservation Group To Entertain 600 At League Dinner Six hundred Lenawee county sportsmen will attend the annual banquet and meeting of the Len awee Conservation League here Wednesday night and will feast on 931 pounds of buffalo meat ship ped to Adrian from the govern ment herd at South Places for 300 men at dinner have been arranged at the Metho dist Church and another 300 will be served at the Baptist Dinner at both churches will be served at A year ago 474 were served at the Metho dist This year the league officials couldnt find quarters at one location large enough to ac comodate all the sportsmen ex pected After the banquet the men in groups win go to the auditor ium of the Masonic Temple for the leagues annual meeting and hunting and fishing moving pic Judge Arthur Rathbun will be toastmaster for the pro League officials will report on the conservation accomplish ments last year and plans for SHIP TOPPLES OVER 1 220 HURT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW a great wounded monster some majestic the fireseared and waterlogged former French succumbed to the surging tide today and toppled to ignominous rest in Hudson river Ravaged by a gaping hole cut in her hull in a vain at tempt to counteract pressure of the incoming the ves sel rolled over at and how lies on side in 40 feet of water alongside her Touched off by sparks from a welders flames raged through the naval craft for three and a half hours yesterday before they were brought under control by every available piece of land and sea fire fighting equipment in Man Two hundred twenty of the workmen and naval personnel aboard suffered and one Frank died last night in a hospital of a fractur ed skull received when he jumped from deck to It was ever so gently and with scarcely a noise that the New Library Service Already Is in Operation Emma Bixby Hospital is to have an a group of women of Adrian and vicinity who plan to form an organization to aid in hospital The need for such an organization has long been felt by the different superinten dents and board members of the hospital and now when the shortage of nurses is becoming a serious the aid given by such a jroup will be most At a recent meeting of a group of women in the a tentative organization was formed and Carl Yost was named Miss Pearl superintendent of Bixby met with the group and work was started at once in assisting the employees in the office with the card system at he During visiting hours in the afternoon and evenings two have been in the hospital lobby to assist callers and to pre vent too many visitors from calling on one patient at any one Their assistance in this way alone has been Miss Worley for it was impossible for the office employees to do their work and keep an eye on the The nursing staff has also appreciated Jie The group has started a traveling library in the supplying magazines and books from the lomes of the members and also from the public The li jrary is placed on a large tea cart and is made available to any of the The which will func ion as in other has no limit o its is not confined o any lodge or group and will be as democratic in its opera tion as the institution As he needs of the hospital for luxur es develops the auxiliary will sup ly The officers elected at the meet ng of the Auxiliary are Yost vice Iharles Burtless secretary Baldwin Kane direc Gerald Budd Goodwin and Charles ton the naval auxi her fire blackened superstructure to the waters surface in Only the crunch of ice and a final belch of smoke and extinguished by the settling of the sea giant while spotlights from fire equipment on shore and in the river played on her toppling May Be Salvaged Hope that she could be salvaged even in her present position condition was expressed by Rear Admiral com mandant of the third naval dist as he ordered the big ship abandoned three hours before it At that time a 21 degree list had developed and the clear ship order was taken as a precaution against loss of The pier also was I dont believe the fire was caused by Admiral An drews There was nothing to indicate A big hole was cut in the ships starboard side to allow water to be pumped into tanks he in an attempt to offset a list to port by settling the ship more firmly on the but the pressure of the tide counteract ed this emergency measure Turn to Page 9 THINKS NEARER TO DEFEAT THAN AT ANY TIME IN OUR HISTORY 10 Edmund vicepresi dent of Georgetown be lieves the United States is nearer defeat today than at any other time in I dont believe that 20 per cent of our people realize we are at the educator said last night at a Knights of Columbus They will not apparently until the first casualties are made known and the first bombs start to Declaring that smugness and complacency might lead to Father Walsh added it is not de featism to talk of defeat it is pru We have never suffered defeat in a war since we won our inde pendence in but we are nearer to it now any time in our entire he If you have any grievances against Eng dont let hate of her con tribute to the victory of Americas mightiest and sworn MARCH CRITICAL MONTH 10 JF German army is making a gigantic new effort to stabilize the front in Russia in preparation for a spring offensive concentrated in the Mediterranean and to the wellinformed per sons with Axis connections said to The Iraq and the Suez Canal were laid down by these observers as ultimate goals of a Nazi drive they likely would bring Bulgaria into action and involve This is the critical Much depends on Germanys ability to solidify her positions in Northern and Central Russia be fore thawing mud and rain make those sectors difficult for major The weather in the Mediterran ean basin will be at its best in March it was the of fensive is expected to break in full In one it may have begun already with Field Marshal Erwin Rommels come back in Libya aided by considera ble Turn to Page 9 An amendment to the citys zon ing ordinance placing the eastside of Broad Street between Maumee and Toledo Streets and the north side of Toledo Street between Main and Broad Streets in the commercial zone was adopted yes terday by the city commission at its weekly The amendment was asked by the property owners of these dis tricts who stated that the value of their property would be decreased unless it was placed in a commer cial In both the com mercial zone formerly included the properties directly across the street from the newly transferred The new zones include the property within 175 feet of the east line of Broad Street and 174 Eeet of the north line of Toledo Street Accounts for January amounting to were approved and or dered Lenawee county residents have poured more than a million dollars into the nations war chest up to the present time by the purchase of defense stamps and A survey covering most of the banks and post offices in the county shows that defense bonds valued at and defense stamps worth a total of have been sold since May More than half of the countys total of stamps and bonds has been sold hy the four Adrian the Federal Savings Loan Associa tion and the post Bond sales in Adrian total and stamp sales The Blissfield banks and post of fice have sold bonds valued at and worth of Hudson and Tecumseh both report bond sales in excess of and stamp sales up into the Clinton reports bond sales of 024 and stamp sales of Martha Morenci post refused to compile the stamp and bond sales at the Mor enci office for the She ex plained that she was too Particularly at the Adrian post Observers Think Goals Will Be Egypt and Suez Canal PASSED BY Employment of Actors and Dancers Prohibited Dancing Mayris Chaney and Hol lywoods Melvyn Douglas have it straight from the House of Repre sentatives that they arent wanted in the civilian defense setup unless serve as volunteers without And the Office of Civilian Defense has been cautioned that any frills will be subject to congres sional That is how the House wound up the first act of the wartime contro versy over the place of the arts in air raid It approved and sent to the Senate late yester day a appropriation for gas firefighting and other But the appropriation carried a strict prohibition against employ ment of movie actors and voted after two days of acrimoni ous In the debate there was scathing criticism of the ad ministration for selecting Douglas as head of an arts section in the OCD and for choosing Miss a friend of as head of a division on childrens activities dealing with physical Lead ers said that any boondoggling in the agency would be Turn to Page 2 TURN CLOCKS AHEAD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS City and school officials of Bad Axe turned their clocks ahead an hour to eastern war time making it the uniform time for all of Michigans lower The city council met last night to consider the time change ques brought to an issue by pro tests against what objectors called double daylight saving since most of Michigan was already on Eastern time although origin ally a part of the central time Clocks in Holland and Zeeland also were advanced after official action of city governing Islands Defenders Retreat Before Guns And Airplane Attacks Of The Invaders Bond And Stamp Sales Over Million In Lenawee the sale of defense stamps has spurted in the last few At the end of December stamps worth only had been sold as compared with the figure at the present The sale of stamps by Telegram carriers has helped boost the Adrian sale and in addition the publicschools have emphasized and encouraged the sale of stamps since the holidays During the first six weeks of their sales effort The Telegram carriers sold stamps and bonds with a value of over In addition to the reports from Lenawee county banks and post of Waldron reported bond and stamp sales of and Meta reported a sale of Bonds Adrian Tecumseh Hudson Japanese Apparently Pouring Everything They Have In to Battle 10 situation at Singapore is so grave that it is possible the Japanese have infiltrated into the city itself and attacked the radio station an informed British source said which has kept con stantly tuned to the Singapore sta said it went off the air at London time Onsted Deerfield Britton Clayton Weston Stamps 609 313 172 675 212 55 Totals Heaviest Snowfall of Winter Keeps Shovelers Busy A steady snowfall which started at oclock this morning had piled up a blanket of about 3Vi inches of feathery flakes this morn ing and started the usual chorus of snowshovel scrapings along Adrian The light snow was a most wel come change from the slush that choked streets and sidewalks last It was the heaviest snow fall of a winter which has brought few Two previous snowfalls have piled up about two inches of snow and at other times an inch or less of snow has been on the A force of city workmen wasen gaged this morning in the task of removing the snow from gutters and crosswalks in the business and residential The streets despite the heavy are not as slippery as they have been on sev eral occasions this Temperatures last night were slightly higher with a low reading of 20 degrees as compared with nine degrees Sunday At 9 oclock this morning the reading was 24 degrees and at 1 oclock it was FOR ARMYS NEEDS Brings to 60 Billions Total for Defense Purposes 10 A request from President Roose velt for for imme diate emergency needs of the army sent to a staggering total of over 60 billions today the amount Con gress has been asked to provide this session for defense Chairman Cannon pro mised the House Appropriations Committee would handle the new request with the some speed given other measures appropriating ap proximately for pro secution of the The terse presidential letter yes terday to Speaker Rayburn told only in general terms of how the army appropriation would be Topping the items making up the total was for ordnance services and Another was for for army Turn to Page 2 Escapes Defeat By Three Votes 10 The government escaped defeat in the House of Lords this afternoon by a margin of only three An adverse vote in theupper House would not cause the govern ment to as would a defeat in Baron a privy council moved that the Lords disap prove any increase hi the hours of employment of young persons un der 16 as contemplated under a general emergency order of His motion failed by 20 to 17 after Baron Wolmer said the motion would be a censure on the ministry of labor and the national service and trade unions which had agreed to the order1 BY era Headquarters in Burma are Bombed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAF Blenheim bom bers pounded Japanese field head quarters at the Salween river 30 miles north of again today as land fighting on the Burmese front lapsed into de sultory The Tokyo radio broadcast a report that the Japanese had cros sed the Salween river and are advancing westward towards Ran The recent confident statement by com mander of the British forces in that the British line is together with much evi dence that the British are being strengthened led some ob servers to express the opinion that the Japanese halt was due to either of these two reasons The invading never more than a few were not fit to undertake a fullHedged campaign and the Japanese com mand at present was not able to spare an army sufficient to over whelm Rangoon and close the Burma Japanese transport difficul ties were so great that it was ing the enemy longer to prepare an advance than for the British to organize a big defense in The Japanese offensive virtually has been immobilized since the fall of Moulmein 31 Avalanche of Letters Sweeps Down on Capitol Hill 10 avalanche of letters from back the like of which hasnt been seen on Capitol Hill since the days of neutrality put the pres sure of voters today behind a growing movement for repeal of the new law setting up pensions for Coming quickly after the derisive bundles Congress movement the outpouring of letters ap parently was having noticeable re sults with some Chairman Ramspeck of the House Civil Service Committee told reporters that upwards of a dozen bills seeking repeal of the pension act already have been re ferred to his but in dicated no immediate action was contemplated on any of Although Ramspeck stuck to his original contention that the pen sions for Congressmen were justi Smith ROhio assailed them as entirely unjustified and urged their immediate Turn to Page 9 AUCTIONS Auction west of A See on Mar ket Public auction northwest See on Market Public auction east of Hud Scharp See on Llnehan See adv on Mar ket Paee SKY LIMP BY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS troops were pouring onto this beleaguered island today and main tamed heavy pressure against battered British imperials who have been forced to fall back before tha guns and airplane attacks of tha the British acknowledged It was announced officially by British headquarters that the Jap anese made further landings on Singapore island during the sending reinforcements to the ad vance guards which had crossed Sunday night and established fight ing The communique also stated that the Japanese were continuing the familiar infiltration tactics by which they forced the British tc withdraw time and again in the battle Singapores Sir Shen told the Straits Settle ments legislative We are all in of Goc from whom we can get cpmfcrt in our anxieties and strength to pla the man and help one another in all the ordeals which are to Civilians concentrated in the citj area in the southern tip of the im periled island did not need the governors words to bring home ta them the fact that they were near the Throughout last night and early today artillery rumbled from the The northern sky was bright with the glow of oil burning for several Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins 10 ex change telegraph dispatch front Singapore today said the British had begun to apply a scorched earth program with the blowing up of all oil tanks and the firing of an pineapple and other factories in the northwest area of the TOKYO From Japanese Broad 10 troops entered Martaban at the mouth of the Salween River in Burma today Dome on the west bank of the is opposite the port of which fell ten days The a center of British re sistance for the past was oc cupied at 2 local the agency 10 inter national cartel of French and Ger man industrialists was reliably re ported today to have started or ganizing a new campaign for a ne gotiated peace between Germany and the United Nations on business These international a qualified source argued that Japanese conquests in the Pacific with acquisition already of terri tories rich in natural resources and raw material have put Japan in a position to seize and dominate world markets if the western pow ers persist in fighting the war to an The industrialists were reported pointing a campaign particularly toward the United States with em phasis on the dangers of adding ac cess to raw material to Japans cheap labor 10 American forces in the Philippines shot down seven Japanese planes in the last 24 the war depart ment said but are battling increasingly heavy odds on the The army transport Royal 224 net was reported sunk by a torpedo in Hawaiian waters January with 29 persons reported Thirtythree sur vivors reached an Hawaiian In The Netherlands the department reported in its com small formation of American fighter planes shot down one enemy plane in a minor action with a flight of Japanese   

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