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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Colder Tonight Weather Ttft Two FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 RECORDSikSHING WAR BILL PASSED BY 311100 Senate Okays With Same Unanimity Deficiency Measure CRISIS COMING IN SPRING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 A recordsmashing war appropriation moved to the Senate today with a 371 to 0 in dorsement by the House under com mittee warning that supplies must be ready against a supreme Axis offensive this House Appropriations Commit tee introducing the meas ure spoke against a background of information fur nished privately by high ranking army officials and urged quick ac tion on the which includes out lays for transportation and other immediate items as well as for long range The House passed the bill with only four hours With similar unanimity yester the Senate passed by a voice vote a deficiency meas including for civilian defense against air and returned it to the House for actirn on minor In that the Senate left intact House restrictions against use of any part of the protection fund for fan street shows or other public entertainment or for the Treasurys Donald Duck in come tax cartoon The big war fund carried for the War Depart mostly for ordnance and ex pediting with a pro vision that half of this could go for lendlease It also included a specific item for raising the total approved separately for such purpose to date to more than Another big item was 000 to carry forward the merchant marine the goal of which now is two a at a total cost of The schedule this year calls for 786 cargo Shortly before the House rejected by a standing vote of 98 to 38 an amendment by Smith which would have banned the closed shop in and jurisdictional and sympathy JAPANESE BOMB ISLES NEAR JAVA BUITENZORG Japanese possibly in a preliminary to the expected direct assault on heart of the Dutch East bombed and machin gunned several of the small islands in the narrow Sunda Strait which separates Java from In a raid on a Japaneseheld airfield at Palembang south Sumatra oil Dutch bombers shot down two Japanese fighter Palembang had fallen to the Japanese apparently coming from Borneo after the citys oil stores had purposely been Palembang is 269 air miles broken line from Javanese Two Ounces of Butter a Week Is Ration Limit in England System Described in Letter Received This Week by Ad rian Family House Warned Chairman Cannon of the Appropriations Committee warned the House before the final vote The crisis is coming in the spring of Japan is consolidating its vic In Europe and in the enemy is preparing for his greatest the supreme Unless produce material by that time sufficient to hold the it will be too Debate was quiet and peaceful until Lambertson protested further lendlease appro priations and charged that if the President doesnt change his ways and give us we willlose this Majority Leader McCormack CD jumped up to charge the veteran Kansan with a political speech and said this is no time for whispers and poison to divide the Then Ditter rose to criticize Cannon for a letter he sent Monday to House accusing mentary bills aimed at winning control of the House in Cannons placed in the be on The prospect of ration cards in the United States has brought groans and moans for many but its an old story to the English sister of George Close of 1419 West Maumee In a letter received this week Erom her Cole who lives at just 20 miles from the Eng lish rationing system is described in Its a wonderful system and very Cole We have three books main ration a supplement book and a points The first two have to get registered with a shop and you stay put with them unless get permission from the food to change and for you must have a very good reason the district or like that 2 Eggs a Month Everything is rationed per adult Cole One per son is allowed two ounces of but six ounces of margarine and two ounces of four ounces of two ounces of Republicans of parlia tactics on appropriation warned his colleagues to the alert for Republican amendments to the The letter said the Republi cans made a clever coup with their no fan dancing amendment to the civilian defense bill when no fan dancing was in the bill and when the committee already had approved a change having the same effect Ditter said the letter was nar confining and and added that Republicans as well as Democrats had supported defense and war Ditter and Woodrum joined McCor mack in an appeal for Normandie Fire Is ReCreated NEW 18 spark that set the Normandie afire has been recreated by navy in vestigators to strengthen their con viction that the blaze which ruined the former French liner was acci dental andnot caused by At Navy officials set up a steel column similar to the one on which an acetylene torch operator was working the after noon of The man who hac been working there in the Nor mandie took his place and near him stood the same men who were nearby on the overseer helpers and asbestos shield handler Bales of life wrapped in tar paper and containing the same kapok as those on the were set up near the steel column exactly as they hac been placed on the The torch wielder went to work In a few despite all pre the sparks shot past the shield into the burlap covering the life preservers and started a The bundle burst into flame in few That was the fire that destroyed the our ounces of bacon a You may have two eggs a month if there are Ordinarily milk is limit d to two pints a but an in valid is allowed more under doc ors One pound of jam r syrup a month is permitted each Now the point book you can vork from where you like from any store you that is but vhen you have spent your points ier month you have Mrs Cole Turn to Page 2 PAY FOR FUN ELBE STUDIED Township Boards to Decide On Agreement Reached With City The question of whether or not the Lenawee Rural Fire Protective Association will pay to add two men to the Adrian fire depart ment will be placed before the boards of those townships which receive their fire protection from The association held a meeting yesterday afternoon in the court house with supervisors from nearby members of the Adrian city commission and Fire Chief Jack Hawley The pur pose was to discuss the matter with a view of arriving at a After considerable opposition was expressed by association it finally was decided to place the matter in the hands of a represen tative committee which would in turn meet with the city commission to effect an arrangement which would then be referred to the town ship boards for final Harry president of the named the super visors of the townships as members of the The meeting with the association is to take place within the next few Adrian city com missioner of public explain ed to those attending the meeting that it was necessary to add more men to the fire department if ade quate protection was to be There is considerable new build ing activity in Adrian at the pres ent Germond We anticipate The citys indus tries are being built up more and This all is a dram on our fire protection When the rural truck is sent out for a rural we are left at the department with only five men which is not he Eight men are stationed at the fire de partment at all times now and three men are sent out for rural the association has been paying the Adrian fire depart ment by the hour for firemen in addition to supplying the truck and paying for gasoline and In the last was spent as 43 rural calls were Supervisors attending the meet ing included those from Dover and Franklin In there were 35 persons at the AMERICAN PLANES AT AT SUMATRA BASES ndies Defenses Account for 5 Jap Bombers in Attack on Soerabaja ITTLE DAMAGE IS DONE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 American fighter planes and bomb rs aiding in the allimportant bat e for the Dutch East Indies have damaging blows at Japanese aircraft and invasion forces in outhern the allied south est Pacific command announced Indies defense rought down five enemy bombers ut of a force oj 21 planes which ttacked the vital United Nations aval base at Soerabaja in two raves this The news reported the raid id little damage to the base and aused only a few The larm lasted an hour and three A squadron of fighters was redited with bringing down four apanese planes without loss to lemselves in an attack on an ene lyheld presumably in the area around the Dutchdestroy d oil center of Palembang which es only 270 miles northwest of the ndies capital of Dutch which the Amer can planes apparently were pro shot down two more Japan the statement Turn to Page 2 BRITISH WIN BATTLE GET PEACE 18 ng aluminum workers received which would send back to workaf er their second walkout within 72 lours had interfered with produc tion of airplane parts and other var Officials of the Aluminum Work ers of America CIO presented he terms to 800 strikers at the Detroit plant of the Aluminum iompany of America who walked jut yesterday in what a union rep esentative called a hangovei rom the other Work was o resume immediately if tin erms were The workers originally had qui Saturday night but returned to th ob The union and com pany are negotiating a new bar aining contract and striker lave claimed to be dissatisfied with irogress of the The work stoppages at the plan lave seriously affected its outpu of aluminum needed in aircraf actories said Victor Swearin gen state labor It wa vorking around the clock when thi itrikes Lee Scroggie company attor ney declared the strikes were wild cat by union We have a contract with th union and are living up to it h There is no need for this MEN REGISB The Lenawee draft board re lorted to selective service head uarters at Lansing yesterday tha men registered in the coun ty The enrollment was about under the expectei A few men who for somi reason or other failed to registe Monday appeared at the office a the armory yesterday and today tc add their names to the The division of the registrants was about in Adrian and abou throughout the RULES UNCHANGED ANN 18 spite loud student protest by way o petition and letters in the campu University of Michigar rules on coed night hours stood th same girl must be i tier room by on Friday an Saturday The League governin body of student met in i closed session yesterday to conside the objections and announced tha the body unanimously agreed to stand by the defense hours adopt ed last Defense Council To Study Salvage civiliiJl The Adrian defens council will meet Thursday nigh at oclock at the city hall t discuss and arrange a definite sal vage program in Th niblic at large and particular hose interested in salvage effort have ben urged to attend the Torpedo Hits Scored on 4 Enemy Craft By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 lanes and warships covering evi ently important convoy move ments in the Mediterranean have urned Axis efforts to blast the merchantmen into another air and naval the admiralty de clared Although it acknowledged that wo British merchantmen were lost t declared all others reached their estinations safely in the face of great efforts to jsseV andtorpedo hits were scored n three enemy cruisers and a de Two of the cruisers and the de troyer were those reported in the Vliddle East communique yesterday as having been located and tor edoed by naval One was eft burning and lagging astern of the enemy The other an eightinch gun warship on which two torpeflc ills were was interceptec and attacked later by a British the communique said Enemy it were the usually greatly exaggerated The facts are that no casualties n personnel were suffered either iy His Majestys ships or by the merchant ships in the the idmiralty Only superficia iamage was caused to one of His Majestys Two merchant ships were dam aged and had subsequently to be unk by our forces since towing vas The remainder safely reached their These which appar ently were occurred be ween 13 and 16 but only enemy aircraft managed to mak he the communique said t listed five of the air attackers as definitely shot down and four more as probably Reds Near Old Polish It Is Reported IS on the Russian front was summec up by the Russian information bu reau today with a declaration tha our troops carried out offensivi battles against the ar continuing to advance and hav occupied several populated A Stockholm dispatch to th London Daily Herald said it wa reported that a Russian arm including six Polish divi was now only 50 miles from the frontier of old Poland on a drive with gathering momentum into The Poles were said to b equipped with British tank and trucks for land operations ani Russian planes for air support Minor successes on the thre main sections of the front th Leningrad the central zon west of and the south reported in the infer mation bureaus midday commun In the Leningrad it saic guerrilla detachments killed 2C German officers and 151 men in night raid en the garrison of ar unidentified On the central front the Ger mans were reported dislodgec from a village only as N while in the southwest th Red army was said to have killec 200 of the foe in repulsing a coun BRAZILIAN VESSEL OFF 83 PERSONS SAVED Survivors Picked Up After 18 Hours in Life Boats Navy Planes Spotted Them ONE IS UNACCOUNTED FOR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS five earold boy who came up smiling after being cold and wet or 18 hours in a life boat was mong 83 survivors brought ashore t Norfolk after their the Brazilian passengercargo essel Barque was sunk by an Axis ubmarine off the Virginia coast The carrying eleven pas engers and a crew of was sent o the bottom by two torpedoes arly Sunday the fifth aval district announced last night ortysix survivors were landed at Norfolk Monday and 37 others and ne body were brought ashore leaving one person out of the hips list of 85 unaccounted Three women were among the urvivors landed here This group of 46 was picked up from wo life boats late Sunday by a escue ship after they had been ighted by navy planes earlier that ay The other rescue vessels Drought ashore tonight a group of 7 survivors and the one Passengers praised highly the ourage of fiveyearold Frederick son of and Adrian Ferreira of during his grueling experience afloat on the Atlantic His mother was a good they Passenger John New PanAmerican Airways con itruction said that in heir life boat Freddie became sea ick he was wet and But he didnt complain and he railed when anyone spoke to Fifth naval district relations of icers refused to permit newsmen interview the group brought saying these survivors were too fagged Walter of New vho said he was a troubleshoot er for PanAmerican re ated that the Buarque had the Brazilian insignia painted on both ides and an illuminated sign point ng to the insignia should have een plainly visible at some dis The 33yearold Dunn told inter viewers that shortly after the sec ond torpedo struck the Buarque he ships boilers exploded and she 30 There was a terrific screaming sound the water rushed into the ships open I think she was ripped in half by the 18 d that Congress has no interest n Michigans attempts to liberal ze unemployment compensation enefits to conversion idle ess in automobile com mittees of the state house of rep esentatives and senate today urned their attention to a home grown revision of The senate committees on judic ary and state affairs scheduled a ession with the house judiciary ommittee at which experts were o testify as to the actuarial sound ess of proposals to pay maximum unemployment benefits of 520 a veek for 20 Top benefits of 16 for 18 weeks now are Sponsors of the measure in the Senate said they had votes enough o report the bill to the floor and rotes enough to pass it without They asserted the learing today was designed solely o quiet the objections of a mi The path of the measure in the was represented as being more than and ex lectations were expressed that ubstantial amendment awaited the it reached that cham OFFENSIVE ACTIVITY Well Fight in Indies as Long as Humanly He Promises By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Appealing to the United Nations o take the search ou1 the enemy and Gov ernor Hubertus Van of The Netherlands East declared today that the policy of constant ly retiring to prepared positions could lead to a position in which the Allies might lose the Well fight in The Netherlands East Indies as long as humanly he Van Mook arrived in Sydney to day from the United where tie had conferred on cooperation in the Pacific with officials in We have been faced with thi prospect of having to fight alom so long that if we have to do i perhaps it would not be such a great the Dutch officia said at a press The tiling that shocks us that if we are beaten it migh mean more than the defeat of The Netherlands East Turn to VAN Page 2 CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL GIVEN TO FILIPINO 18 Jose a mess sergeant o the Philippine Scouts has won th congressional medal of high est military The War Department communi que late yesterday said The action for which the aware was made took place near Culis Bataan Philippine Islands on January A battery gur position was bombed and shelle by the enemy until one gun wa put out of commission and all o the cannoneers were killed o Sergeant a mes sergeant of vol untarily and without orders rar yards across the shellswep area to this gun There h organized a volunteer squad which placed the gun back in commission and fired effectively against th although the position re mained under constant and heavy Japanese artillery The only other winner ot th award since this war began was Second Lieutenant Alexander Ram sey of Fort Lauder who was killed in action inthe Shores Can Be President Warns VBoat Base In Caribbean Hinted Focus Attention on Revision of Jobless Compensation bill when it was adjourn ment this week would be possi The Senate sent the majority of its bills through without de ate or The Admin strationsponsored Blondy bill to leclare a oneyear moratorium on lebts of unemployed workers was reported dead in the Senate evaded the question of overriding Governor Van Wagoners veto of the legis atures slow time bill and laid t on the table with offstage hints that it would stay Senate leaders said the vote was aken on tabling to avoid embar rassing lawmakers with a roll call on overriding the The vote vas 17 to Porter Opposes Tabling Senators Por Saur and Vanderwerp voted against tabling v theSenate approved a supplemental Tipprbpria tion bill but made it clear none of the money should be used to raise the pay of state employees draw ing more than a Some Senators questioned the effect such a ceiling might have on another amendment which al located to pay Louis state commissioner of reve nue a total salary of a The chamber failed to support Senator Earnest Brookss at tempt to specify that Nimss pay raise would not be nullified by the The bill itself resulted from civil service commission action raising the minimum pay for all state workers to a revising maintenance schedules and lower ing working hours Senator Hale Repub proposed the ceil ing and declared it would insure the appropriation would go only for lower bracket employees whose pay needs long had been over The chairman of the Senate Fi nance Senator Vander Fre asserted also it might stim ulate some higher paid official to contest in the supreme court the right of the legislature to fix sal Vander Werp contended there is serious doubt whether the constitutionallyprotected Civil Service Commission has not taken that power from the The Gartner bill to permit the Detroit Housing Commission to deal with housing problems in Cen terline virtually was amended out of existence in the In the senate the camp doe repeal bill passed and went to the The House also adopted and sent to the Senate bills extending home stead tax exemption privileges to all men now in armed and repealing an old safety law which requires manufacturers to build steel fenders on The re peal was explained as intended to conserve metal for war CHINESE TROOPS MADE SUM BOMBED HEAVILY Start of Japanese Attack in Force Indicated The start of the long expected as sault in force against General Douglas MacArthurs lines in Bataan was indicated today in a War Department The text of the 112 of the based on aeports here up to Eastern War about 150 Philippine theater New enemy air units are ap pearing over our bombing our troops almost An other bombing attack was made on the refugee camp at Hostile artillery fire on forts from positions on the Cavite shore Now enemy bat teries in Bataan have increased the density of artillery fire on our posi A fairly large convoy of Jap anese troop ships has arrived in Subic Bay end enemy reinforce ments are landing at Netherlands Indies A flight of American army fly ing fortress bombers attacked Jap anese ships off Bangka Di rect hits were scored on a largi enemy transport and on a smal transport Both are believed to been Two enemy barges were There was no damage to any of our There is nothing to repor from other At the refugee camp at Cabcaben the department reported yesterday a Japanese bombing attack kille 18 women and 5 children anc wounded 13 women and 9 children Department officials said there was no report of casualties in the secont bombing of the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW roops have invaded Thailand while heavy fighting is raging on the 3ilin River front to the south in the allIndia radio said to in the broadcast of a Rangoon communique heard by The communique said that ac cording report as yet uncon irmed tfbfth had crossed the Thailand frontier and were battUnj toward 300 miles north of Bangkok and terminal of a rail road which has been converted into a base for Japanese In the fighting along the Bilin 50 miles from the railroad vhich feeds the Burma how it was admitted that the Jap anese had forced a crossing of that shallow stream at some places by using small boats at night Fighting was raging all night ast night and was still continuing his Our forces are hold ing their positions and fighting the communique The crossing was made after the Japanese yesterday attacked the British left This resulted in handtohand A counterattack was put in by Gurkha Indian who restored the the com munique The communique said a report as yet said farther Chinese trops have crossed Jie Thai frontier and are fighting toward terminus of the railroad running north from Bang RELIEVED NEW 18 Maharajah of ruler of thi Indian state of Rewa has been re lieved temporarily of his adminis trative authority because of sus pected complicity in certain crim a British statemen announced today with no further The announcement merely saic that a political officer had been put in charge the Central In dian native state of about square miles and popula 300 miles north of Thailand has aeen converted into a Japanese Dase in northern The forbidding mountainous territory slows communications and possibly prevents a more pos itive report thousands of Chinese troops reported moving through the steep passes of the frontier area had their first encounter with Japanese patrols several days Such an offensive would be the first land attack by any of Unit ed Nations forces on territory held by One purpose of such a thrust would be to relieve pres sure on the British along the Bilin On the vital southern fron where the Burma Road was the communique sail that the Japanese attacked yes terday on the British left flank and that handtohand battles re SAFE President Says Strength Is Not Sufficient to Prevent Attacks on Alaska By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS war came closer home to Americans today with a presidential warning that the countrys shores could be attacked and word from the Canal Zone of a possible Uboat base in the Caribbean But there was cheering evidence of an eventual naval comeback in the The United States de stroyer once officially listed as lost in the Pearl Harbor arrived at a west coast port from a juryrigged trip under her own power and is being reconditioned for active The vessel made the voyage with a stub emergency fitted in two months of repairs in Navy officers who disclosed tie voyage said at Honolulu that lie Shaw was in dry dock at time of the December 7 attack and vas hit repeatedly by one f which exploded her magazines md wrecked the forward iecretary Knox on December 15 listed the Shaw as among els lost in the Could Bomb Detroit President Roosevelts warning of the possibility of attack came late resterday in a press le said the enemy could shell York or drop bombs on De troit under certain Asked whether he thought an attack on Alaska was loosevelt replied in the affirma To the question of whether American air and naval vas sufficient to prevent such at he certainly Speculation over the possibility hat German submarines might be iperating from a hidden base in the Caribbean area arose in Balboa in the wake of the Monday Uboat raid off Army and navy men hoped to get a clue to the lo cation of the base of the undersea craft within the next few his press conference the President remarked that Washing on was a rumor the source of more lies than any place in the Answering a question on reports that Secretary Knox had ailed to disclose the full losses at earl Roosevelt said they could best be described by the vord Asked for comment on the strate gic value to the United States a proposed new billion dollar loan to the President said it should be considered in terms of dead Germans and smashed He said that criticism of the loan on the theory that the Soviet Union should not be made too powerful n the postwar period was about on a par with other arguments of ered by the Cliveden set in Wash He said that because hs was being awfully he would not make a better Appeasement Group The term Cliveden set was ap jlied in prewar England to poli icians who advocated appeasement of It referred to a group of behindthescenes political fig ures reputed to gather on week ends at the luxurious Buckinghamshire estate of Viscount Astor and his Virginiaborn Lady an energetic con servative member of has characterized the Cliveden set reports as pure Turn to Page 9 PRESIDENT TO SPEAK 18 President Roosevelt today begai as sembling data he will incorporate in a report to the nation next Mon day night on the progress of war He scheduled only one appoint ment for the with Sumne Under Secretary of State and aides said the President wpul remain in his White House quar ters during the day to start worl on the first draft of the The halfhour speech will be de livered by radio at 10 next and the White Hous has said Roosevelt probabl would have something important to AUCTIONS ition an Fmniture auction at Adrian Fted See on Market Household auction in Riga See adv on Market Public auction east ot Brit See on Late Bulletins 18 The Navy Department announced today that the tanker Blum was damaged off the Atlantic Coast February The Navy gave no information as to how the damage was inflict ed nor its 18 senior American officer is believed to have been killed in the crash of a British aircraft in the sea en route to the United The plane was reported to have crashed off the southeast coast of England and it was feared that all passengers and including the American officer and the British were 18 The Office of Civilian Defense an nounced today ft had accepted the offer of Mayris protege of Franklin to re sign her OCD RIO DE 18 Official Brazilian sources said to day that sinking of the Brazilian steamer Bnarqne off the United States coast by an Axis submarine had created a serious situation but expressed the personal convic tion that at least for the present Brazil would not declare war on the Axis Government announcement of the delayed until noon be cause of carnival said only that the necessary steps ere being taken to clarify the occur rence in order to safeguard   

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