Adrian Daily Telegram, February 23, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

February 23, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not So Cold Wtsttsr Details ADRIAN FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 STALIN CALLS FOR COMPLETE VICTORY Enemy Not Yet We Face Stern He Warns Country RED ARMYS BIRTHDAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS deep confidence to millions of Rus sians joyfully celebrating the Red armys 24th Premier Joseph Stalin called today for complete victory in a war of liberation against set larger goals for workers supply Ing the advancing and sob erly warned the Soviet Union that It still faced a tremendous and hard fight The Stalin declared in a memorable order of the day to the Red which was broadcast to all the Russias and to the is not yet beaten and a stern struggle Is ahead of But he made this pledge We shall throw the enemy from the gates of Leningrad and liberate White the Ukraine and the The Red banner will fly every where it has flown before I wish you complete victory over the GermanFascist invaders Forward The Russians and the too anticipated eagerly the 24th anniversary of the creation of the army which threw back the Ger man forces in the deep snows of the Western Front They had ex pected that widespread liberation of Soviet soil from the Germans would be but the morning hours passed in Moscow without anything more specific than the midnight which merely repeated generalities that the Red army advanced and took several occupied Turn to Page 2 DRAFHiERY IS FOR MARCH Feb 23 The nations new draft lottery was fixed today for March Pat ricks And there will be green capsules to hold the numbers that will de cide the order in which between and more men will be subject to call for military serv The completion of arrangements for the lottery so quickly after the 16 registration date bespoke an official determination to have this new reservoir of manpower ready to meet war demands with the least possible There was an that some of the latest registrants might get their call to the colors relatively Selective service of ficials hinted at that when they said new registrants need not ex pect a call for about two months after the The first war time draft drawing here since be conducted in much the same manner as the two previous selec tice service Once again the goldfish bowl of the 1917 draft will hold the capsuled and blindfolded government officials will pick them out one by The drawing will affect only those men who registered on Feb when all men from 20 through 44 and not already registered sign ed up with their local draft Mechanics of Lottery The mechanics of the lottery will be as follows Between now and March loca draft boards will shuffle the new cards and then number them Tl the initial T desig nating the third On March 17 the capsules in the goldfish bowl will contain a cor responding set of Offic ials estimate that between and numbers will be drawn in the many as the greatest number of men newly reg istered in any one local draft dis trict Turn to Page 2 COASTGUARD HOW JAPANESE ENCIRCLE JAVA ft Navy Says Loss of Life Is Moderate 23 The Coast Guard Alexander has been torpedoed by an enemy submarine off the navy announced The navy said the loss of life was moderate but gave no specific The Alexander Hamilton was built in 1937 at New York and was 327 feet long and of gross She had a speed of 20 Janess Fighting Ships credited vessels of her general class with two or three fiveinch caliber guns plus antiaircraft Her cruising radius miles at knots and miles at 11 Japanese landings on the island of Ball A again shortened the radius of the semicircle of the attack moving southward against Java from various bases flag Tokyo also reported that Japanese troops had landed on Timor B near Dilll and SELFHELP EARNINGS DECREASE SLIGHTLY But 22 More Students Take Part in College Aid Plan A decrease in total earnings of but an Increase of 22 more students participating in the Self Help plan are shown in a report on the program issued this week by Dean Adrian College work The report com pares the figures of the first se mester of 194041 with the first semester of the present school which has just The student work week was cut from a 19 hour average last year to hours this Other fig ures show although Adrian factories are paying more this year than last there was an aver age pay drop of four cents an from the average rate of 43 cents an hour to 1940 to the rate of 39 cents an hour in 194L The decrease in rate average is accredited by Dean Rush to the fact that fewer students are working in factories this The factory workers raise he Rush and laving more students in the 30 and 35 cent naturally drops the The average student earned a week last as cbrnjiafed with the per week earned during the report During the semester just ended students worked hours to draw pay checks totaling The fact that there is a slight shrinkage in nearly all the figures doesnt worry college because the purpose of the plan is to include as many stu dents as With 22 more students working and 38 less work ing in averages are cer tain to In 1940 Adrian fac tories employed 66 students while in 1941 only 28 found employment in this As each employer marks his stu dent employees on the quality of work it was found that the average quality of work done was of a B That grade means that the average college employee is one step above that which the employer would expect in regular Among the students who worked there were 218 students enrolled last semester and 190 were included in the program the average grade of scholastic work done was or a little better than a C aver Among students who did not work last year the average scholas tic grade was or a little bet ter than a C plus Russian Army Wins Praise Of Hero of Bataan 23 besieged Douglas MacArthar sent anniversary greet ings today to the Red army on the occasion of its 24th declaring that the scale and gran deur of its campaign against the Germans marks it as the greatest military achievement in all his The gieeting said The world situation at the present time indicates that the hopes of civilization rest on the worthy banners of the courageous Russian During my life time I have participated in a num ber of wars and have witnessed as well as studying in great detail the campaigns of outstand ing leaders of the past In none have I observed such effective resistance to the heaviest blows of a hitherto undefeated en followed by a smashing counterattack which is driving the enemy back to his own The scale and grandeur of this effort marks it as the greatest military achievement in all Says Warship Was Provided With Poor Ammunition LOS 23 NBC Far Eastern Marlon said in a broad cast picked up here that old and ineffective ammunition was pro vided for an American warship con voying speaking from credited his information to an unnamed navy air lieutenant NBC said in making public these quotations pilot told me he had come ashore from an American which I cannot The warship was convoying American troop ships somewhere in When the convoy was six hours at the warship picked up broadcast from Tokyo actually describing both the make up of the convoy and its Two hours later 32 Jap bombers ap peared overhead and bombed the I asked the lieutenant if they had shot down any He an swered it was so hard to hit the Japs with the ammunition on I asked him He explained that the antiair craft ammunition was 1930 and 1931 issue and when it had been tested ia year it was found to be only 30 per cent efficient The lieutenant told me it was impossible with this ammunition to work out a fire He added he would like to tie to the foremast the gentlemen responsible for United States warships being equipped with this type of ammuni National March Called Off MONTEVIDEO 23 of President Al fredo who dissolved the Uruguayan congress Saturday and called off a national election set for March were left virtually lead erless today by Senator Luis Alber to Herreras decision to leave the country head of the opposition party and chief critic of President Baldomlrs policy of cooperation with the United said he would depart this week for Argen tina and remain there hi selfim posed With the country and the navy and police apparently solidly behind the chief executive cancelled an emergency meeting of his ministers which he had scheduled for He he would consult with party leaders tomorrow on forma tion of a council of state to take the place of congress under a de cree which he signed It was that General Pedro chief of the army general had submitted his but whether it had been accepted was not Messages from prodemocratic trade unions and similar groups poured in pledging support and offering congratula tions to President Uruguays largest political the a Liberal organiza tion in which President Baldomir heads a powerful indorsed his Three lieutenants of Senator Ramon Senator Al fredo Vigioloa and Manuel Sanchez secretary of the adminis trative committee of who were arrested Saturday when they tried to organize a rump session of were released To Report on War at 10 On pace three will be foond world printed to aid thoie who hear the Preildent tonight follow itate 23 W President Roosevelt will report to the American people in plain Ian guage tonight on the progress o the titanic struggle which they must fight and how the ebb anc flow of battles thousands of miles away affect even the remotes country towns In his radio address at 10 oclock Eastern War he also is ex peeled to outline in a general way American efforts to keep the en emy at bay until war production and trained fighting manpowe reach the proportions that will per mit counteroffensives on many world Roosevelt devoted much o his weekend to work on the giving considerable time to the analysis of the latest informa tion from the army and from members of the United and from other intelligent The address tonight will be his third major broadcast since the wars The first was on Dec two days after Japan struck a Pearl The second was on 7 Con gress on the state of the In the the rising sun flag of Japan on from one spectacular triumph to another in the until now the enem iias all but overrun the Dutch East Indies and is hammering at the backdoor to Turn to Page 2 Late Bulletins 28 The Senate Appropriations Com mittee approved today an unprece dented defense an increase of over the amount which had been voted by the The committee increases includ ed for clothing equip age for an expanded Army and which committee mem bers said to provide warehous ing for lendIease 25 northern part of the northern territory of including bombscarred placedunder military control War Minister Francis Forde announced 23 UP The Panamanian was torpedoed today near the Moncos Islands about 100 miles from the Dutch Caribbean Island of Aneta news agency re It said three life carrying members of the tankers crew were sighted about M miles off the Moncos PRESIDENT TO SPEAK IT OVERHAULING IS DRASTIC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS most rastic overhauling that Prime flimsier Churchill has given his neup of ministers since becoming Britains war leader in iis second big shakeup in four left some of his critics unconvinced today that he really lad cleared the nations political ecks for Except for surprise and general approval caused by selection of Sir rames Grigg as War the irst reaction to the broad changes vas that Churchill merely had re huffled his Cabinet but had not cut out the dead although ive ministers were To his extent the revision was un Like Fridays streamlining of he inner war it was a concession to wide demands for imaginative direction to re ilace nonproductive ministers bul Churchill was expected to find the louse of restive over Sritains recent still in critical mood when the war debate ipens this Turn to Page 2 PERSONS DIE IN AUTO ACCIDENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Highway traffic in Michigan ove the weekend killed 17 Cyril 24 of Royal and his wife Bernice who were married seven weeks were killed at 1 Sunday in an automobile collision on M5 east of Charles 3 of driver of the other car suffered a fractured BAY Deputy Sheriff Fred of Bay for mer farm was injurei fatally Sunday night when a ca driven by Arthur Radlauth struck him at a city street intersection Cotton died in Mercy Riding in a car driven by his 18yearoli Morris Chew of Eaton Rapids was killed early Sunday when the ma chine skidded into a Five others were hurt Police held the for investiga Hyman Toporof of was killed her Sunday in a highway HARBOR An automo bile struck and fatally injured five yearold Edward Taylor Saturday Turn to Page 7 23 Funeral services will be held her Wednesday for William former superintendent of the Al pena plant of the Michigan Alka Company and the Huron Portlan Cement of who died to day in a sanitarium at Rochester He was Harris retired in 1935 afte serving the Michigan Alkali fo 27 He leaves a Clintoi who succeeded his as superin dendent of the Huron Portlan plant DIES OF BURNS 23 flVCheste died in a Stockbridg hospital Monday morning from burns received lastThursday when his Thelma 23 lost her life after she had thrown kerosene on a fire in the stove a her The womans 4yearol son is recovering from burns Ir Foote Hospital JAP SHIP SET ON FDJE 23 A Japanese merchant ship of mor than tons was set afire ant other ships were in a new raid by Allied bombers on Banka Strait off th United Nations headquarters an nounced CABINET SHUFFLED ir James Grigg Named War Minister Hugh Dalton New Trade Board Head Japanese Invasion Fleet Destroyed And Scattered By Dutch And Americans ARIISREQUESTED President Asks for Clothing and Equip ment 23 The steadily increasing expansion if the American armed forces was imphasized today when President Roosevelt asked Congress to make available immediately an additional appropriation of for clothing and equipage for the army In a supplemental budget mes the President asked the Sen ate Appropriations Committee to tttach this emergency money to the military funds bill ireviously passed by the House anc cheduled for committee approva The addition of this amoun vould boost to a recordbreaking otal of the appro iriations to be made available in his one measure for clothing and equipping the nations Speedy Senate passage of the mammoth military carrying more than for the or leaselend activities and to accelerate the mer chant ship construction program eemed likely to point up a busy week in Congress Taking tune out for the reading in both houses today of George Washingtons farewell the egislators looked ahead to a pro gram of heavy starting to The nolonger controversial issue if repealing congressional pension egislation was due for considera ion before the with the irospect that the vote there mighi ixceed proportionately the Senates 75 to 5 ballot for the Scheduled for also was a general war powers a measure o provide government insurance against war property anc a bill to set up a womens auxiliary orce to aid the army in home de ense Continuation of the life of the Dies Committee invest ating unAmerican activities also was regarded as The the the farm bloi lad the right of way for considera probably of a meas ire to ban the sale of government leld surplus farm crops when sue sales might depress commoditj W ashingtons Birthday Finds at War in 42 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of Americans brushei aside today the customary holiday celebrating George Washington Jirthday to push forward war pro duction with all possible Stronger than love of his coun try was Washingtons love of th principles which created Rep Bloom told diplo matic representatives of the Unit ed Nations He spok jefore Washingtons tomb in near y Mount Vernon at ceremonie commemorating the first Pres Idents The continuation of work on th legal holiday honoring Washingto was in response to a call by Chair man Donald Nelson of the War Production No official re rorts were available immediately nit officials indicated cooperation was At cen ter of vast war all big plants were working in full Congress paid its customary tri jute to the Revolutionary War eader with the reading in both houses of his farewell SenatorGreen DRI read the address in the Senate and Repre sentative Stefan RNeb in the THEY DONT NEED PANTS Looking like truly primitive the headhunting Igorots of the Philippines are seeing action with MacArthurs Igorots ride the MacArthur directing tank movements through heavy jungle One report said Igorot warriors didnt mind wearing they could leave off the Indians May Be Given Their Independence By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sleas jartial realization of Indias long and often bloody demands for In dependence was predicted by Brit ish sources today after a rapid sequence of weekend events which jortended a radical change in Britains attitude toward her subjects Two developments particularly buoyed Indias hopes The farewell of Chinese gen eral Chiang who has been visiting in Speaking presumably with Ihe consent o Britain and the United States anc apparently addressing himself to he he declared dramatical y Saturday The vast majority of the worlds pinion is in full sympathy with iidias aspiration for Informed British sources as serted yesterday that Prime Min ster Churchill planned to enlarge Indias powers of selfgovernmen and send a cabinet representative to try to put the India prob em on a more satisfactory footing There was as yet no precise indi cations of how far Britain would o toward granting bu the government was said to be planning tentatively for an Indian lational administration headed by Pandit Jawaharlal former president of the National Congres party in which Mohandas Gand li has been the guiding Neither the Congress party no the AllIndia Moslem League which represent the bulk of th politically literate in Indias popu have formulated a stand on Chiangs message of hope to it Special Meeting Called The AllIndia Moslem League working committee was called to special meeting ani a conference of Indian leaders out side the two great political partie yesterday voted support for Chiang Meeting under the noted liberal Sir Tej Bahadur they re solved to advocate immediate Bril ish measures to give India rank with other selfgoverning units o the commonwealth and reconstruc tion of the governorgenerals ex ecutive council as a national gov ernment during the Turn to Page 2 Axis Resistance In Libyan Battle Reported Stiffer 23 scale resistance from Axis column has been encountered by imperi fighting patrols operating over wide area east of El Mechili an south of the El MechiliTmimi line the British announced A communique added that con siderable movement observer in the afternoon yesterday from Martuba toward where th Libyan battlefront has become re latively Enemy air activity against tar gets in our forward area was alsc on an increased the wa report Our own air force again covered our land operation by fighter sweeps while our boml ers effectively attacked positions i the iARDRHEAPS PRAM Fearless Tribesmen Ride to Battle Atop Tanks 33 Weekend army and state ments War Department based on reports received until Sunday said Philippine theater Enemy action in Bataan was largely confined to frequent air raids over our Intermittent artillery firing con inued between hostile batteries on the Cavite shore and the guns of our harbor General MacArthur has made public the details of sharp fight ng early in February in which Philippine soldiers of the Igorot tribe especially distinguished them The Igorots are a nonChristian tribe living in the Bontoc Mountain region of Northern They are m peaceloving but they are likewise absolutely As members of the army of the Philippine commonwealth they have proved to be excellent fighting Turn to Page 4 ON ISLAND OF BALI Those Who Get Ashore Are Iso lated From Supplies and Reinforcements By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dutch and American air and na val forces destroyed and scattered the entire Japanese invasion fleet which attacked Bali last but some of the invaders have succeed ed in getting overrunning part of the island and seizing the air port at the Dutch an nounced A communique of The Nether lands Indies armed forces that the Japanese who had landed through a hail of bombs from American and Dutch air for ces were isolated now from plies and Not a or trans port remained near Bali to give the Japanese troops support or supplies after big formations American fourmotored dive bombers and and Dutch and American cruisers and destroyers attacked the Japanese the communique A statement issued by The Neth erlands Indies government said a single ship which succeeded in es caping destruction has The size of the destroyed and scattered Japanese force was not The United States War Department in Washington said ast that its air forces twice attacked one Japanese naval formation consisting of two four or five destroyers and four Other Formations Attacked it also appeared that other formations of warships and transports also were The magnificent successes of the allied sea and air forces justify the belief that the conquest of Bali means to the Japanese as large pyrrhic victoryas the conquest of burninghomes at Balik papan and the gov ernment statement referring to the great property destsuction by the Dutch at those productive oil centers of Borneo and Sumatra before their capture by the Japa Owing to the strong action by the allied air and sea forces it can be assumed that the fleet which the Japanese sent out for the con quest of Bali has for the greater part been destroyed or badly dam It said that at it was impossible to give further particulars of the state of affairs on RAGESplL FURY Japanese Striking Toward Sit River 23 The battle for Burma raged in full fury with Japanese invading forces striking toward the the mouth of which is barelj 70 miles from Rangoon and only 20 miles from the railway connecting this port with the Burma supply road to The fighting apparently was sweeping over a wide area between the Sittang and the Bilin River some 30 miles to the which the Japanese succeeded in crossinf at several points last week despite fierce resistance by British imper ial A communique issued yesterday from British headquarters indi cated the imperial troops were fall ing back slowly upon the Sittang last natural line of defense protect ing the Burma but said allied planes were offering strong sup British and American pilots were said to be blasting at Japanese col umns and and were credited officially with wrecking many ve Turn to Page 2 Japanese bombed 90 miles north of and struck at several other towns in northern Burma during the week AUCTIONS Auction tale north of Syl Llnehan See on Market Farm tale north of LInehan See on Market Auction sale south of Adri Fred See on Market Auction south of Virgil ket See on Mar Legislature Confuses Officials 23 legislatures effort to put a damper on pay raises to state employees in the higher salary brackets has confused governmental They declared they could not understand the language limiting these salaries which the legislature wrote into a deficiency appropria tion bill in the special session ended Said Auditor General Vernon Brown I just cant get the scope of the I know that the house ways and means committee said it ed to do it but I dont know er they actually did it When the bill was enacted ia the house of John the ways and means committee said the wage limiting amendment simply would stop pay increases in the higher Brown said he was convinced the amendment goes farther than that but just how far he could not tell without an attorney general opin ion and that right now this thing has us so confused we dont even know what to ask the attorney gen Thomas state civil service said he would con fer during the day with Brown and Harold head of the accounting to clear up the Under one Brown the amendment would require that any pay raise granted after July 1941 to any person drawing more than a month should be invalidated as of July apparently requiring return of the raise to the There is serious question whether this could be dona Another Brown would mean that the employee could keep the amount of the raise up to date but that henceforth his check should be drawn at the of pay prior to his ;

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