Tuesday, March 3, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cloudy DiHlfc MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 CONGRESS GETS HUGE TAX PROGRAM Destroyer Sunk Off Cape May War Levy To Squeeze Pocket Books Of Wage Earners OF CREW LOST Jwo Torpedoes Smash Bow and Stern of Warship 11 Men Survive By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS March Navy announced today that the de stroyer Jacob Jones was sunk by an enemy submarine off Cape N before dawn on February 28 and that only 11 men of the destroy ers crew The number of those including the command ing lieutenant commander Black of was not but was far more than 100 since the normal war time com pliment of the old destroyer was around 145 officers and Two torpedoes hit the Jacob The first one blew up the bow and apparently killed all per sonnel on the bridge as well as men sleeping in the forward living quar ters of the The second tor pedo blew up the stern and all the depth The 11 survivors consisted of nine enlisted men from the engine room and two apprentice Of the only one man was out side the amidships section when the stern was blown That one was in the after engine In its communique reporting the the navy said that neither the enemy submarine nor the tor pedo was sighted prior to the first Depth Charges Explode After the first hit blew up the destroyers the submarine cir cled ahead of her and fired the torpedo which caused the terrible explosion of the depth charges in the The Jacob Jones was the ninth naval ship lost so far in the including Reuben James which was torpedoed last fall prior to for mal declaration of The others of the previous eight were three combatant a mine layer and a target ship lost at Pearl Harbor the tor pedoed in unidentified waters and the coast guard Alexander torpedoed Iceland The loss of the Alexander Hamil ton with moderate casualties was announced February The next day the loss of the Trux and the store in a storm off Newfoundland with a total loss of 189 officers and men was reported by the Navy The the Reuben James and now the Jacob Jones were all of the old World War fourstacker type of The Jacob Jones was launched November a vessel armed with four inch guns and capable of a speed of 35 She was equipped also with 12 torpedo The vessel was the second of that name to be lost in action with the The first was the Jacob Jones of World War days which down with 64 men December while enroute from Brest to both ships xvere named for a hero of the war of 1812 and the war with the Barbary Turn to Page 7 Red Army Masses For New Attack By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Russian troops are massing in pro digious force all along the front for a revitalized drive and have already instituted attacks on a scale not hitherto reached in the German military spokesmen The Berlin correspondent of the Zurich Die stated that the obviously was starting a fantastic effort to bring about a Similar accounts developed in although the Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm Dagens said the German spring offensive was prepared and when it opens the forces will not be German propagandists naturally have some motive in authorizing circulation of bearish t may be to brace the Axis peo ples for new reverses already in Lhe More it is to screen some fresh German ac tivity or to take the edge off ur jent appeals by Russia to Britain and the United States for opening of a second front by implying she is winning the campaign Reports originating in Berlin quarters said German aerial scouts had seen great columns of fresh Russian soldiers moving up that many 52ton tanks and longrange guns had been thrown into intense assaults in the Donets Basin and the The Die Tat dispatch said Red army troops attacked in 40 or 50 waves in some striking un hesitatingly regardless of their cas Siberian units were singled out in comment for their almost unbelievable German airmen are compelled to concentrate wholly upon attacks against Soviet the dispatch 7 Late Bulletins March S Broil and the United States today signed three important agreements designed to increase Brazilian pro duction of strategic war materials and give the big South American republic greater defense against po tential Axis The agreements provide for Formation of an Amazon bas in development company that will increase production of principally in the vast re Additional lendlease aid to Brazil to strengthen its navy and Earmarking for completion of the VictoriaMinas railroad which taps one of the rich est iron ore in the March S can be stated without reservation that the situation remains well in hand on all an authorized Dutch spokesman told Hie Aneta agency late March 3 British and Indian of Bur now under personal command of General Sir Archibald were reported today holdhur fast along the line of the Sittang River and bracing themselves for a full scale assault which the Japanese were believed preparing to launch from bases already PORT March S terrific explosion at the At lantic 3 miles east of shook the city First reports were that twelve had been persons Small Forces Are Trapped and Annihilated WITH British Forces North of 2 Delayed across heatcracked paddy British motorized pa trols have trapped and annihilated small forces of Japanese infantry renewing the attempt to cut the trunk highway and railway line between Rangoon and Ranging over the flat terrain west of the Sittang the Brit ish overnight mopped up Japanese infiltrations from across the The Japanese used motor trans port and ponderous sixmileaday elephant convoys for bringing re inforcements to the east bank of the The Japanese although now virtually at the backdoor of the Burmese has been def initely halted for eight days along the Sittang It was considered likely another week would pass before the en emy would be able to reorganize and try to press forward over ground favorable to the Several coordinated Japanese thrusts are expected to be launched against the British line between Pegu and 200 miles farther Operations in the Pyinmana sec as the Japanese are well would lay them open to a smashing flank attack by Chinese forces in the Shan The Chinese are understood to have suf ficient strength not only to hold the mountainringed Shan territory against serious penetration but to divert troops southward in case of Heavy Japanese air losses of the past totaling 100 bombers and were said to have tak en much of the sting out of enemy raids on the British rear and front With American volunteer and British pilots now stationed close to the advanced British positions Jap anese dive bombers run high risk at each The Burma campaign is more than ever a race against time time being needed for the allies to bring men and equipment while the Japanese are most anx ious to win the Irrawnddy Delta and move up to Mandalay before the monsoon season starts hi mid DBYBELT NEW March 3 Theyve flung a nocturnal dry belt around the Brooklyn navy yard and in one fell swoop have sliced three hours from the drinking time of sailors and yard One hundred and eighty owners in the vicinity of the yard said yes terday they had volunteered to close their establishments at 1 EWT instead of the legal 4 closing AIM THREEPOINT INVASION OF JAVA Japanese landings on Java are In the northwest ern Bantam district in the Indramaju district near Rembang White arrows indicate proj ected drives to cut off vital centers of Ban doeng and Tokyo claims allied ships were sunk at B and BURMA EXPECTED Japanese Successes Split Al lied Front in South Pacific By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Javas most desperate hour the Dutch took over supreme command of the fight for the Indies today after the United Nations acknowl edged that Japanese successes had split the allied front in the south creating a grave threat to British The removal of Sir Archibald Wavell commanderinchief in the Indies and his return to his formerpostas n India was pointedevidence that Lhe allies expected the enemy drive through to assume more formidable The shift in disclosed here by the army and navy in a joint was not considered in indication of any sudden worsen ing of the situation in On the the belief was that Wavell had transferred his head quarters to Burma before the Jap anese opened their allout assault on The joint armynavy statement made plain that the move meant no change in plans for general co ordination of strategic policy but had been taken for tactical con After the loss of it ex and the entry of the Jap anese into which separ ated Burma from the Netherlands East it was agreed that command of sea and air forces of the United Nations in the Neth erlands East Indies should pass to the who are continuing to receive all available assistance from the United There was a hint that the Wavell transfer might have political as well as military for wellinformed sources in London believed it could foreshadow a Brit ish offer of dominion status to In Turn to Page 7 AIRLINER SKIDS ACROSS STREET NONE IS HURT March 3 Penn sylvania Central airliner skidded right out of city airport hi attempt ing a landing last a wire mesh across a busy street and into a splintering a no one was in Three of the passengers on the which was westbound from continued their trips on another flight Eleven remained in Detroit David Sicklesteel of Grosse Pointe a de scribed the and the skid across runways made slick by sleet and ice We came after circling the in what seemed to be a good but started skidding as soon as we hit the As we approached the the pilot gunned the motor and apparently tried to take off but the ship wouldnt Other pilots said that Capt Ralph Read kept the skidding craft under swerving it several times to avoid a restaurant and gasoline as well as several parked AUCTIONS March mile north of North Adrian Grange Unehan See on Market March Auction sale northwest of of Al See on Market March Auction 2 south of Ogden Center and 14 mile snd Une AucU See on iUrtet Australians Gird For Invasion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March of Australians were liable to a labor draft army terms and at army the Commonwealth enforced new measures to gird against an inva sion thrust its leaders believe may not be far The new war time edicts were aimed at profiting from the lessons Australia has learned from the war in the Pacific so urgent need for uninterrupted nnd plentiful pre cision military These were summarized in terdays report of Major General Gordon the Australian commander at Singapore who es caped the He told the Commonwealth which ap parently responded quickly to his that the campaign hi Mal aya proved the need of a modern army for crushing aerial superior working in close collaboration with the land Besides calling civilians for com pulsory the government al so abolished five major holidays and welded the Australian imperial the famous volunteer into one unit with the militia and the permanent The decision to extend the labor corps system meant compulsory service at army below trade union under vir tual army discipline chiefly for work on construction and mainten ance These measures projected Aus tralian readiness yet another long step Nonessentials already have been trimmed from civilian some ra tioning has been the blackout has been organized and military rule and civilian evacu ation enforced in northern Austra The groundwork for marshalling all resources had been prepared last month in regulations providing for full mobilization of services and The only holidays which will be permitted until July will be Good Friday and Those elimi nated are Labor which Au stralia normally observes this month Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday Anzac Day on April 25 and the Kings birthday in IS DAMAGED BY FIRE Adrian and Clayton Firemen Fought Fire Two Hours The roof and second storyjrf a large frame house located onenaif mile north of Clayton were dam aged extensively by fire at oclock yesterday The house Is occupied by the Herbert Six family and is owned by John The fire started around a stove pipe between the first and second floors and spread rapidly into the attic and Firemen from the Clayton and Adrian fire depart ments fought the fire for more than two hours before bringing It under The rural truck from the Ad rian fire department answered the using three 35gallon tanks of chemical and from the tank carried by the The damage which has not been estimated was covered by insur Losses Through Ship Sinkings Not Substantial March 3 Brit ish reporting that Brit ains loss of food through ship sink ings had not been really substan asserted today that the na tions essential food stocks at the end of 1941 were 30 per cent higher than at the of he it may be necessary to reduce existing rations to some Food imports will be he but thanks to the policy of building reserves the nation will be adequately He indicated that ra tioning would be extended to some foodstuffs now sold without restric The improved food he is due to very substantial United States aid and increased home Between May and Janu ary Britain received lease lend food approximately equal to one months imports from all sour American canned meat com prised onefifth of the nations meat We extend our sincere thanks and admiration for the way hi which the government and people of the United States have helped us with he Illustrating the present extent of government he said the price control covered 60 food commodities or grades of commodi Out of every spent by the average was spent on controlled price and about onethird of the familys purchases were subsidized by the government He added that the retail food in dex figure now was only 25 per cent above the month the war having drop ped seven points since last Cooperates In Defense Of French Isles March 3 JF The United States is cooperating in the defense of strategic French is lands along the Pacific route to New Zealand and Australia and for this purpose has accorded par tial recognition to the Free French regime which controls it was announced A statement published by the headquarters of General Charles de the Free French lead told of Washingtons stand to protect against the common ene the islands which lie along the United Nations most vital Pa cific supply Washington nevertheless re mains relations with the Vichy government Chief of the islands are Tahiti in the Oceania group and New The policy was expressed in a statement by the American consul general at New Caledon to the Free French commis sioner Acting Secretary of State Sum ner asked in Washington if the cooperation might also be understood to apply to Pierre and islands off New foundland which were seized by Free French December noted specifically the statement referred only to French possessions in the The Free French themselves were made in the dec laration of for maintaining effective control over their own Pacific WAVELL RELIEVED OF COMMAND IN PACIFIC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS General Sir Archibald Wavell was relieved of his command of the United Nations forces in the southwest Pacific today and was sent to direct the defenses of India in a move which London said was a prelude to the granting of dom inion status to that The Dutch now will direct the defense of the Netherlands East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Japanese invasion of Java has been at a standstill since the Indies high command announced but enemy air raiders smashed at this headquar ters city of the Dutch command in a mighty attack in which 102 per sons were killed or Most of the bombs fell in the vi cinity of the airdrome and the Jap anese evidently were trying to im mobilize one by one the places from which spring the United Nations air offensives against their inva The raiders came over in fight erescorted relays of bombers for one and a half hours this holding their formations despite heavy antiaircraft fire and the fearless attacks of enormously out numbered United Nations fighter Although 42 enemy bombers and 18 protecting fighters were over head at officials said mili tary damage was Abandoned homes near the airfield were de stroyed during bombing the enemy fighters dived to ma chinegun the Although word had been current that a huge new invasion bearing heavy reinforcements to ward the islands was being battered by relays of American fortress the Aneta news agency said to 7 nothing whatever was known to support such Jap Tanker Sunk The statement announced that a large Japanese tanker had been sunk off the Java coast and that allied bombers had scored direct hits on two enemy transports of and but made no reference to any new approach of an enemy fleet a Reuters report in Lon don from Bandoeng said the Dutch had put their defense plans into full force and that the fighting was on a major The which ended more than 24 hours of suspense over the course of the ferocious struggles at three Japanese beachheads on said emphatically In none of the three regions of Java where the enemy landed troops during the night of Saturday to Sunday has the enemy succeeded in advancing since the inflitration which was carried out in the course of At various points our who are showing a splendid offen sive are in close contact with the Turn to Page 7 ENEMY SHELLS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN Porto March enemy ship shelled Mona Island off Porto Ricoswestern most extremity last Gover nor Rexford Guy Tugwells office announced It was the first shelling of United States ter ritory on the Atlantic side since the war started Presumably submarines shelled the almost halfway between Porto Rico and the Dominican Re A National Youth Administration camp is on the twentymilesquare 50 miles west of Remberto assistant head of the reported the at but said no damage or cas ualties The shells landed far up on the rocky cliffs of the REPORTS ALL QUIET IT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was virtually no ground or air activity over General Doug las position in Bataan the departments com munique said but the Japa nese apparently are attempting to extend their occupation of the southern islands of the Philippine The text of the 132 of the based on reports received here up to about Philippine theater The enemy is landing troops at on the island of Min from a convoy of four trans escorted by a The city is in Japanese naval including a cruiser and are shell ing several ports on different is lands of the The points being attacked include Cebu City and Argao on island of Cebu Dumaguete anc Marcia Bong on the island of Ne gors and Bugo on the island of There is nothing to report from other PRODUCTim SJEPUPJSKED Nelson Appeals for 25 Per Cent Increase in Factory Output in 1942 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Donald war produc tion told American industry and in that they would have to work like Trojans and match the efforts of the armed services by supplying them with the tools of In a radio address last Nelson appealed for a 25 per cent In 1942 fromex isting machines He said the industrial front faced the greatest competition of all time and called for ah unprecedented drive to over take and overwhelm the Axis war now at its The production Czar appealed to every worker to put into the produc tion job that extra bit of drive that extra head of steam that ex tra measure of determination to meet and the Presidents enormously expanded goals of guns tanks and The speech is to be followed by three more at weekly assigning to every citizen his role in the war The production drive is no sly scheme to speed up men and ma chines for profits Nelson but an earnest effort of free men and women on the pro duction lines to best oi Germany and the slaves of The production chief said the country could not be satisfied un til war industries over the nation were working as close as possible to the limit of a 168 hours of work for every machine every In doing that I am confidenl we can increase production at least 25 per cent on existing Nelson That we must and let no man fear that by putting more steam into his effort hell soon run out of It is be cause there is so much yet to do that we must move faster than we have thus Nelson said he was assigning pro duction schedules to primarycon tractors as quotas to meet and ex In each he there should be erected production score boards within the shops to let every worker see the goal each shift must The production soldier will be given recognition for meritorious service in the citations to soldiers and Navy he said if they make special contributions to greater Navy ant Army commanders who are using the weapons produced by each plant have been Nelson said to report directly to the men who built them how well they perform ed on the fighting Farmers Advised To Dry Their Beans March 3 V state agricultural commis today advised Michigan farmers against further delay in the drying of the bean Unsuccessful in efforts to induce the federal government to relax priorities regulations to release tin for canning Cardsaid the committee he headed in stead that the national governmen would buy all Michigan beans not taken by other and pay the seaboard price of a hundred Driers must operate at full ca pacity to handle the remaining bags of the Michigan bean if spoilage is to be averted in the danger period between now and May Card PERSONAL TAX Would Have Single Man With Salary Pay Tax By THE ASSOCIATED PRESST March war tax program to be Eelt in every American home was aid before Congress and the nation today by Secretary The new taxes will be and their impact will be felt in every American the Treas ury chief told the House Ways and Means War is never but it is a million times cheaper to win than to The additional taxes which he proposed by be greater than ever collected by the federal government in a single year prior to As a down payment on Morgenthau asked doubling of most peoples individual income with rates so stiff that a single man with a salary would pay tax and if he made would only be allowed to keep about Part of the tax would be deducted from pay He also recommended higher taxes on plugging of socalled new and high er excise taxes on 15 items such as soda pop and stiffer es tate and gift plus 000 in additional social security tax es to be specified Together with existing federal the secretary this pro gram would fulfill President Roosevelts budget request for of taxes in the coming beginning July Turn to 7 Government Of Indies Moved March 3 The fovernment of the Netherlands Sast Indies has been moved from Batavia inland to where it joins military headquar Peekema of the Netherlands ministry of colonies announced He declared Java could not hold out much longer unless reinforce ments We have suffered terrific loss es and the chances of reinforce ment are rather said the official of the Netherlands gov ernmentinexile No country in such a situation as Java is now can hope to hold out Peekema declared air rein forcement was absolutely essen ital for prolonged The he are using troops trained in China for three Peekema declared it would be mass murder to arm Lhe native population to fight such Guerrilla warfare cannot be taught to be a soldier in a he told questioners who asked if the natives would be able to con tinue resistance if Java A British military commentator said that although Sir Archi bald Wavell had left Java to prepare the defenses of Brit ish troops were still there and still They are under the command of Major Sit who in turn takes orders from the Peekema painted a gloomy but frank picture of the defense of saying the Dutch had nev er expected to be able to prevent the Japanese from landing but will go on attacking by land and ahfor that is the only way one can deal with The Japanese strategy appears to be to drive straight across mid dle Java in an effort to cut the big as Peekema The push was launched in the central he because travel there is easiest and the mountains on the southern coast are the lowest COLDWATER PAPER SOLD March 3 Sale of the Coldwater Daily Re porter to Frank publish er of the Marshall Evening Chron was announced in a notice appearing in last nights issue of the The notice said that Thomas publisher of the Cadillac Evening and Walter retired publisher of the Albion Evening would eventually share in the Re porters Huckle will be publisher of the Coldwater

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