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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan AILY TEL Cloudy FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 MR RAID WARNING SYSTEM ORGANIZED SERVE 725 Persons Now Are Receiving Unemployment Benefits in County Kuney is Named Adrian Air Raid Warden By Defense Council SYSTEM IS EXPLAINED The organization of an air raid warning and blackout system was under way here today and within the next week some 350 men will be assigned duties and places in the citys newest civilian defense Unit Lavon Adrian attor ney and former prosecuting attor has been named city air raid warden by John di and the members of the Adrian civilian defense To day Kuney named deputy wardens for each of the citys 12 By early next week he expects to complete the appoint ment of post area war dens and finally the men in charge of small stations throughout the city who will make certain that lights are or that no light is when blackouts are Deputies Are Named The precinct deputy wardens named today are as follows Peter 712 East Butler Street Grover 220 Comstock Street Harold 312 Front Street Elmer 110 West Maple Avenue Ellis 1027 West Maple Avenue Leslie 1139 College Avenue Sev Rex 454 Allis Street Clyde 142 North Locust Street Russell Mc 218 East Maumee Street Mason 1109 Frank Street Ray 614 South Center Street 125 West Beecher Street Each precinct in the city has been divided into four Kuney explained in outlining the organization of the air raid warn ing Each post in turn will be divided into three or four dif ferent areas and each area will have four or five stations with an air raid warden in charge of each The wardens in the differ ent the smallest unit of the will be responsible for the complete blackout of from five to ten How It Will Work Once the system is Kuney said we expect to be able to stage a complete blackout within a matter of min Arangements are Tiiude with the Consumers Power Company for handling lights in the business If we get an Army order for a blackout the power company will be Then I will notify the precinct de puty The precinct war dens will notify their post The post wardens will communi cate with their area wardens and the area wardens will notify the men in charge of the The station wardens then will complete the chain by personally calling at the five or ten residences in their Every man in the sys tem has a telephone and we should be able to effect a city wide black out within 15 Of jf sirens are installed for air raid purposes then the station wardens immediately will check their terri tory when raid warnings are sounded at Kuney hopes to arrange a meeting for all members of the air raid warning system soon and have Captain Donald Leonard of the Michigan State recent ly named civilian defense director of as the principal The men will be given definite and complete instructions concerning methods of procedure at that Turn to Page 2 Work Conditions to Improve As War Contracts Begin To Trickle Through Between 725 and 750 persons In Lenawee county are receiving un employment benefit payments at present from the Adrian office of Jie Michigan State Employment which marks one of the lighest peaks of unemployment in he county since industry began o shift to Howard L manager of the Adrian But the situa is much more Valves to Be Closed April 1 After Underbrush Has Been Removed Adrians new dam for storing water in Wolf Creek was expectec to be completed sometime today when the workmen employed by the contracting firm install valves in the water works su said that It will be necessary to clear the reservoir of trees and underbrush that already has been cut before the valves are closed and the water is impounded He said that he hopes the valves can be closed April Water which will give the city an artificial lake about of Washington Lake should be impounded quickly when the spring rains and thaws begin Smith said that the contrac tor will have to resod parts of the dams earthworks this Ear ly this heavy rains washed away part of the As yet no agreement has been reached between the city and th Consumers Power Company over the location of the power lines which pass over the I has not been decided whether the line will be relocated or whether an island will be built in the cen ter of the reservoir as a base for the steel tower supporting thi AUCTIONS March Auction northeast MorencL See on Market March 3rd and East Lan Michigan Horse Breeden See OB ilaitet office said tion in Lenawee favorable than it is in many other industrial he This situation will continue for some However war con tracts are trickling through to 80 Head of Cattle Saved Myers Fire One of the largest barns in Len awee located on the Tranklyn Myers farm one mile west of was destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin about oclock this The oss was estimated by Myers at between and The ground floor of the four year old building was constructed of fireproof brick with a thick concrete The upper half was of frame Al though the flames quickly destroy ed the upper portion of the Myers and his assistants on lie farm were able to remove 80 lead of cattle from the ground Approximately 42 tons of chop Jed hay which had been stored in he building only recently was destroyed as well as some fodder and Ensilage stored in two arge silos at the south end of he barn was not thought to be A shredding machine and an ensilage cutter were damaged The rural truck of Adrian fire department was the first to The barn itself was be yond saving but the firemenwere able to extinguish a fire in the attic and roof of a nearby brick wilding in which Myers and Jie family of the Several small fires jrpke out on the roof of a nearby ranie started by sparks from the burning They were extinguished by the A short time later the Blissfield de artment arrived and assisted in ceeping the small fires under con The Palmyra department also was to The barn was 166 feet long and 36 feet A new large whig which is under construction was not The 100 feet by 30 will house mater nity stalls and accomodations for Myers said that both the building and contents were in local factories and In the next 60 days employment will be on the upgrade and will increase from then he said Training Program Needed In commenting on the unem ployment which fluctuate from week to week due to inci dental earnings among Mackey emphasized the need for a huge expansion of the oc cupational training program to fit workers to take their places in growing munitions As employment increases in the near he said there will be an acute shortage of skil ed and semiskilled Per sons who are able to step right in o a position which requires some specific knowledge and skill will not be We should lave at least 600 persons in train ng right learning some speci fic particular This is the only way a training program can be effective aid to the war Training classes designed to pre pare workers for one specific operation soori may be started in Mackey A meet ing on youth training problems was held Wednesday night A group of nine persons went over he minutes of a similar meeting in Washington to get individual reaction to each separate The plan proposes the establish ment of Production Work Pro not only for youths but for older National Program Planned Similiar meetings are being held n each state and each community s to forward a summary to state After statewide reactions are a final sum mary will be sent to Washington Before April From this a na tion program will be Turn to Page 2 The concrete floor separating the upper and lower portions of the building buckled slightly under the intense heat but it was not thought to be damaged A small amount of damage also was done to the brick Myers said this morning that although all of the cattle were re moved from the two hef ers caught chills by lying on the icy ground during the night of them died this One ALL BUT 3 DEALERS PLAN TO DISCONTINUE SUNDAY MILK DELIVERY All but three of the distributors who deliver milkin Adrian plan to discontinue Sunday a measure designed to conserve tires and other This schedule starts Two of the three dealers who will continue Sunday deliveries that because of a lack of facilities it is impossible for them to double up on Saturday deliver The milk distributors who are making the change have asked their customers to order the milk needed for Sunday on One distributor said that it may be necessary to cut deliveries still further at a later SEIZE DUTCH BASE from Japanese broad 27 W Japanese forces in southern Sumatra have occupied a Dutch naval base on Semangka at the islands southern Domei reported to ARE READYJOR CITY Cartons for Waste Paper Will Be Distributed Next Week Definite and complete instruc tions for salvage work in Adrian particularly the saving of waste will be distributed to Adrian residents tomorrow beginning next large paper cartons wil be left at each residence by city employees hi an effort to collect and save waste paper that ordinar ily is The printed in pam phlet will be distributed Sat irday by Telegram carriers when they make their usual weekly col The pamphlets have been printed under the direction of the city salvage committee of which Palmer is Adrian residents are urged to save waste not to burn it wrapping cardboard cartons and paper newspapers and magazines all are needed to make new paperboard to pack airplane and tank parts shells and ammunition and other articles for war Old clothing burlap mattresses pillows and discarded carpets as well as scrap metal must be saved the committee to make the war effort The Simplex Paper Company has manufactured a large number paper cartons for the collection o wrapping paper and other paper that ordinarily is the pa per cartons will be be ginning next by city trucks when rubbish and ash collections are Residents of the city are urged to set up the boxes andpack them tightly with waste It is explained that newspapers and paper boxes and such items are to be tied Such will be picked up by city workmen when the pa per cartons are if the residents It will be neces sary to pack paper hi the cartons firmly and Money received from waste pa or other in excess of the cost of will be turn ed over to Adrian charities or de fense No individual will profit from the salvage the committee Those res who have been do nating or prefer to donate salvage materials to particular charitable organizations may continue to do The only aim of the salvage committee is to make certain that all salvage is collected and The arraignments for the distribu tion and collection of the paper cartons have been made for that v 0 ARMY TROOPS A VOTE IN Administration Chiefs Say Outcome Depends On How Republicans Vote AT IRMAN ENEMY Seek to Divert Reserves From Relief of Encircled Foe In Staraya Russa Area INTRA PARTY ROW RAGES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pro posal for wartime suspension of the 40hour week timeandahalf for overtime moved toward a House vote today with advocates claiming enough support to Administration leaders said the outcome depended on how the Re publicans lined At the same the Senate La bor confronted with demands for a definite national la bor called an executive ses sion to discuss with Chairman Wil iam Davis of the War Labor Board whether such a policy was The House faced its most import ant decision on a labor question since it voted overwhelmingly in early December for the bill of Smith DVa outlawing jurisdic tional freezing the closed shop issue for the and providing for registration of un That measure still is await ing action in the Senate Labor Smith yesterday also offered the proposal to suspend the 40hour by an amendment to the second war powers His plan stirred up such heated debate that Administration leaders put off a vote until today to let tempers The debate was carried on for several hours mostly among the Most Southerners lin ed up with while Easterners and Midwesterners from big manu facturing centers vigorously oppos ed the amendment Republicans Enjoy Show Most Republicans sat idly in their seats apparently enjoying the intraparty row on the other side of the Turn to Page 9 ROBERTS REPORT ADMIRAL SAYS SAN 27 The public has misunderstood the Roberts report and believes mis takenly there was a lack of Army Navy cooperation in Hawaii be fore the attack on Pearl Harbor Admiral William Standley said As a matter of seldom have the two services ever acted in clos er concert than during that per said the retired new lyappointed ambassador to Russia and one of the five members of the board of inquiry which drew up the Roberts The Roberts report covered ev ery implication and every rumor concerning Pearl the ad miral told A careful reading will show ev ery single one has been covered But the report has been misunder stood or The im pression has been created that the between General Walter Short and Admiral Husband Kim mel were so estranged that they assed to opposite sides of the street to avoid meeting each other The exact contrary was thi act A careful reading of the re port will show that Kimmel and Short conferred for three hours or November that they conferra again on December again on the second and on the fourth Their relations were most friend Cooperation between Arm and Navy was at the can make that as strong as you want That was the fact Thi other interpretation is wholly Joan Fontaine and Gary Cooper Win Movielands Top Awards 27 Fontaine and Gary Cooper were given gold statuettes as the out standing actress and actor of 1941 at the movies first wartime awards meeting Miss Fontaine won for her por trayal of a women who lived in constant fear that her husband would kill The picture was produced by Cooper was acclaimed for his role as the World Wars 1 Sergeant Alvin York in the War ner picture of that Miss Fontaine lost a bet to Wen dell speaker of the eve who wagered to her that she would She paid off Other nominees for the best actresswere her Olivia De Haviland Bette already a winner Greer Garson and Barbara Welles Gary Walter Hus ton and Robert Twentieth CenturyFox won the best picture award for the first time since the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences began giving Oscars in The film was How Green Was My Valley and it won major honors for two of the men who helped make it great John now a lieutenant com mander in the was awarded a gold statuette for his directorial work on the adapted from Richard Llewellyns best selling Ford also won best directing Oscars in 1935 and 1940 for The Informer and Grapes Of Donald Crisps work hi How Green Was My Valley won him the award for the years best male sup porting Mary Astor was proclaimed best supporting actress for Warner The Great Other onale nominees sere jtTum to Page Halifax Expects Speedy Decision On Indias Freedom 27 speedy decision on Indias freedom will be forthcoming from the Brit ish says Lord Halifax brrner Indian The British ambassador to the United heretofore silent o noncommittal on the subject of In yesterday indorsed the recen statement of Sir Stafford Cripp hat the decision would be made Here to receive an honorary de gree of doctor of canon law from he Episcopal Divinity the conservative peer said at a press conference I know that in the minds of thi British government the cabine they are prepared to dc all in their power to help and leai India to Dominion We an anxious and prepared to do our that in itself demands tha he Indians do their part They firs must conquer the fundamental dif that of unification between the Hindu and Moslem We hope the war will overcom lie differences between the twi rarties and make the Indians se ie greater Halifax did not believe that Rus sia and the United States wouli je expected to send armies in th event India is attacked The Rus Sians and MacArthur are doing great job they h Allied Bombing Planes Launch Attack A gainst New Jap Invasion Fleet GERMANS KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 27 Red army roops of Leningrad apparently triking to divert German reserves from the relief of encircled invad ers in the Staraya Russa destroyed 11 block houses and 30 gun emplacements and dugouts and killed Germans in a threeday the Soviet Infor mation bureau said More than 860 other Germans were said to have been killed in a series of other engagements reaching as far south as the Cri In addition to destruction of fix ed defenses and personnel in the zone the in formation bureau said Russian un ts demolished a three field 24 machineguns and four mortar Red Star urged that Lenin grads siegetested garrison make a supreme effort to shatter the lerman lines and reinforce Red di isions battling to close a deadly rap upon German forces in the Lake Ilmen Although men of the 2nd German army corps alone are re ported encircled with 16th army hi the wooded Staraya Hussa sector below the blind ng icy marshes and steep janks offer difficult problems for he Russian Pavel onetime jakers apprentice and railway The Red Information Bureau of fered only generalities in its early morning communique upon the lend of the but said our troops advanced against heavy enemy resistance and occupied sev eral populated Battalions Annihilated One of our guard units operat ing on the western front presum ably below Lake Ilmen annihilated three enemy infantry battalions and occupied an important locality in a night it Russian forces were declared to lave destroyed 21 enemy planes against a loss of five Russian craft A by Red which might be spared from Leningrad to loin the Lake Ilmen combat as sug gested by Red would require a wide swing southeastward through territory to which the Russians have unchallenged possession or stiff fighting southward along much of a 100to140mile route still partly held by the Turn to Page 2 IS FACING SIAMESE TWINS BORN NEW FIRES STARTED Twin girls born to Jessie PicciottI at St Vincents Staten take a nap while doctors Said to be they were at birth connected from a point just below the chest to an inch below the Accused of Wilfull Misconduct In Office LOS 27 M Mayor Fletcher swept in to office on a reform movement which recalled his now faces a fight to oust him on charges of wilfull misconduct in brought by a county grand Eight including Bow rons special former FBI Agent Wallace and Police Chief were in dicted on wire tapping charges by the grand jury Penalty upon conviction is re moval from No sentence or fine is The mayor was elected in 1938 on antigambling pledges and was reelected last He succeeded Frank recalled after the bombing of a private vice Harry on whose v charges several policemen subsequently were in a quickly issued charged that the old boys who used to enjoy special privileges would like to see me out of office because I have been cramping their I knew what I was getting into when I stepped down from the Su perior court bench to become At the very outset of my administration I said I fully expect ed to make bitter Vice raids have been frequent in the Bowron For more than a political enemies have attacked Bowron for employing Jamie at 5400 a plus to vice The indictment charged Jamie had been emplyoed for political purposes and that administration investigators had tapped private telephone lines in violation of the city It accused Bowron of wilfull misconduct in his alleged tolerance and aiding and abetting of Chief Horrall and others in the alleged telephone NELSON TO SPEAK 28 UP War Production Chief Donald Nelson will broadcast Monday night the first of three telling all classes of citizens what they can do to help win the His speech at to 10 over the Blue Net will be directed primarily to management and workers in war Babies Are Born Joined Together NEW 27 ence sought an answer today to he question whether two new born irl babies must spend their lives joined together face to face or whether the knife could rectify natures Although an operation to sepa rate is Peter who delivered them yesterday to Jessie said that at least 10 days would be needed for Xrays and other ex aminations to determine how close y their organs and circulatory systems were Should the which is rom a point just below the chest o about an inch below the a distance of about three be found superficial and the blood streams physisians said Lhe chance for a successful separa tion would be At first the information she had rorne Siamese twins was withheld from the young whose only other also a died soon after birth last but at her in sistence on learning their welfare she was told of it The Joan and weighed nine four ounces Japanese Bomb Andaman Isles NEW 27 Three Japanese planes have bombed and machinegunned Port Blair in the Andaman in the Bay of Bengal 350 miles south west of All India Radio reported The raids Tuesday and Thursday were Japans farthest blow to the west since the start of the A Rangoon communique on the defense of Burma reported no change on the land but saic allied air and Amer ican volunteer been very active in reconnaissance anc bombing raids over enemyoccupied Of the Andaman raids the All India Radio said there were no mili tary casualties but two civilians were killed and five were wounded The airdrome at Port Blair was described as the principal Some damage to property was OFF Ml COAST 27 The Belmar police reported sight ing a ship afire about five miles offshore early and coast vessels from New York and New Jersey stations put out to the res Police Sergeant William Briden said he was on ocean front patro at EWT when he saw a big wall of fire that shot abou 200 feet into the air arise from th Thousands of coast residents saw the blazing in its own appeared to b a drift slowly northward to a point about half way between and Asbury six miles By the time the blazing ship ha reached that point at about 3 the fire was no longer visible from Although some 10 coast guard vessels were dispatched to the scene the third naval district in New York said at when it releasec the story for that i had received no information on th name or type of the or th extent of the KILLER ELECTROCUTED 27 Sing Sing prison death house los one of its most unwelcome guests last night when George Joseph scorned even by fellow con demned was electrocuted fo strangling to death a Bronx house The 24yearold wht was convicted of killing Cath erine and who admittet raping or robbing at least 14 wo men in various eastern smilec when he entered the execution chamber at oclock Three minutes later he was dead Defiant to the he had star tied Warden Robert Kirby by re marking Its a nice and th warden thought for a moment tha a native of had repented until the doomed man added with a smirk some Officers Praise Conduct of Crew Of Torpedoed Coast Guard Ship was annou Navy Department in on February 23 with that loss of personnel was The milita was By LEO BRANHAM Alexander Hamilton themselves like fleers bllowing noted after the terrific the officers said The praise of it sinking and there was perfect at all They ran need by to battle stations torpedo One of the i the they did was to set 1 was of the Hamiltons ensorship of depth bombs on safe the would not explode if the sank and thus imperil men in the all of only from shock and of the told the story of the attack unseen sumbarine from the beds in an army hospital in They the Welch of st guard and Allen Smith mewhere Smyrna and le vessels Sidney Broussard of James Denny tie crew Kirstein of enlisted City and Lawrence Bradley p to to Page apanese Bomber On Way to Raid Driven Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Allied already suo essful in smashing one Japanese invasion feet off Javas eastern launched an attack today gainst a newlymustered enemy armada off the coast of Sumatra west of this island A squadron of United Nations possibly including Ameri an fortresstype raided concentration of Japanese ship ing in the waters near Bangka Is just off the Sumatra coast hey encountered strong antiair raft but returned intact and n their homeward flight fought ff an attack by 10 enemy fighter one of which the Dutch igh command listed as This latest in an Allied ounteroffensive which now ap ears to have shifted most of its weight to Javas where the apanese have driven to the shore f narrow Sunda was car ied out simultaneously with a turd successive bombing raid on enemyheld oil center in South There the rombers touched off new fires to add to the previous devastation in this The threat to Java from the west was pointed up by a Tokyo claim that a Dutch naval on Semangka Bay at the southern end f Sumatra had been The utch yesterday acknowledged that Tapanese forces held 40 miles to the east Japanese air activity slacked off Only one raid on ava was on the naval ase at There defend ng fighter planes were said to lave driven off a flight of nine bombers before they could do any Islands Attacked The only other enemy operations vere machinegunning attacks on islands of Soemba and Soem awa which lie far east of Java in he chain extending to Many thousands of soldiers from the United Britain and Australia already are in Java to light with Dutch forces in defense of this imperilled island Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poor commander in chief of the Netherlands East Indies dis closed He bade them fight like wildcats and fight like hell against the enemy ready to spring from step pingstone islands in almost every direction against the United Nations last Pacific citadel before into whose defense the determined Dutch are ready to pour all their without thought of the The Americans join United States air and naval forceswhose blows against the inflicting a daily mounting have bolstered the Indies confidence that the Jap anese will find their defense too strong and the cost too great to score the blow still needed to cap their conquest of these Turn to Page JAPS TO BE SHIPPED EAST OFTHE SIERRA Order Also Affects Born 2nd Generation SAN 27 A report that Japanese residents in this vital military sector are to be shipped somewhere east of the Si erra came from the United States attorneys stirring talk anew today of the ultimate disposal ol Californias 000 of whom are Norman assistant said he was told author itatively that evacuation orders were being drawn affecting tha Americanborn second generation as well as alien Japanese in San Diego Such removal orders would be made by the Army under authority recently given by President Roose velt to set up military zones from which military authorities could exclude Complete evacuation of Japan ese from California has been dis cussed increasingly in numerous quarters since the submarine shell ing of the Santa Barbara coast line area and the antiaircraft fire Los Angeles on unidentified Neukoms statement came after new FBI arrests yesterday of Cali fornia FIGHTING CONTINUES 27 on Fighting between light forces on both sides is continuing on the Ba taan front in the the War Department reported with General Douglas MacArthurs troops holding advance positions representing gains of one to eight kilometers along the entire front
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