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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 PARIS POUNDED DY BRITISH BOMBERS NAVY BAGS DESTROYER SUNK OFF NEW JERSEY OF JAPANESE Only 2 Escaped When Forces Struck West of Gil bert Islands ONLY 2 PLANES LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March task force of the United States Pacific driving deep into the nest of Japanese mandate shot 16 heavy enemy bomb ers out of the skies in a running j fight that backed up today the navys promise of aggressive The for all its spec tacular was hardly major in but it had a double significance that impressed the First Prohibitive losses had been inflicted on the two of 18 attacking bombers a fact which spoke volumes for the effectiveness of the fleets anti aircraft gunnery and its carrier borne fighting The bomb ers failed to score a hit and only two American planes were Turn to Page 9 JAPANESE GAINING IN JAVA Numerical Superiority on Land and in Air Handicaps Is lands Defenders The Navy announced that the United States destroyer Jacob Jones above was sunk by an enemy submarine off Cape New February and that only 11 of her crew The normal war time compliment of the old destroyer was 145 Most of Late Arrivals Are Mid Westerners WITH TROOPS IN NORTHERN March 4 more husky United States fighting men have arrived in a northern Ireland port to augment the force that has been in Ulster for more than a it was announced Details of the landing of the fleet of transport and supply ships were withheld until the tbeir guns and their other fighting equipment had been scattered to the secluded spots throughout the six northern Ireland counties and the ships had left Compared with the ceremonial landing of the first contingent of the AEF to Europes part of the World War last the latest arrival was a routine job carried out with typical Army and Navy clockwork Like the first most of the latest arrivals are midwest erners who had been in training in southern Army camps for a But there are some representatives of every part of the They came in full field equip ment and with their guns The whitehaired troop com mander was a colonel from the middle a veteran of artillery campaigning in the first World War and five years commander of the same which was with the Rainbow First ashore from the first ship the Colonel saluted Russell Comman der in northern and Glad to be Meanwhile his soldiers lined the cheering and tossing Ameri can cigarettes to the pier to start scrambles among the The honor of being first man in the ranks to land was given to Master Sergeant Dorrance of Council who served in the first World War with the But Some Lawmakers Think Boosts Are Too Steep By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March staggering income tax increases proposed by the Treasury for both individuals and corporations got an unexpectedly favorable recep tion today from House ways and means although some thought the boosts might prove too Those who thought the increases were apt to be too severe expressed the opinion that a more painless as a general sales tax be decided on to help raise the in new gen eral revenue which President Roosevelt has It was evident that the commit tee intended to go ahead with plans to write its own tax bill indepen even though its members for the most part appeared in gen eral accord with the broad features of the recommendations submitted yesterday by Secretary Morgeri Morgenthau asked that Congress raise more in individ ual income a doubling of payments in the middle brackets another from increased excess profits taxes and a new war surtax on Increased and new excise revised estate and gift levies and dosing of tax loopholes would raise the with allowance for the revenue that would be lost be cause of conflicting Turn to Page 9 Colonel gent commanding this contin TO BUY BIG GUN March 4 igans school through sav ed dimes and moneyraising initia have set themselves the task of buying a big gun for the na tions armed Eugene superin tendent of public said he has agreed to serve as treasurer of the He gave the Milford high school credit for starting the ball with a check for S104 raised through candy benefit shows and oth er school Germans Killed By Reds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 4 soldiers killed Germans in two combat zones above Moscow in 48 hours of action this week and pounded an aerial supply base of the encircled 16th German army with the Russians said Two thousand German officers and men were during the last two days on the Leningrad the Red information bureau On the Kalinin front the enemy lost officers and men Between Kalinin and Leningrad lies the Staraya Russa in which dispatches said a Soviet ring was gradually tightening upon the or more men of the invaders 16th Heavy explosions and big fires developed on one of the air fields the Germans are using in an at tempt supplies to leaguered men by planes under pounding by Russian artillery bat dispatches from the front Turn to Page 9 A total of 933 was raised in Len awee this year to fight infantile paralysis in the county and it was reported today by Walter county Of this amount was raised in the city through the efforts of the Ki wanis Club and the remainder was contributed by other cities and vil lages in the Four of the smaller villages have not yet re Cavanaugh Half of the money will remain in a coun ty found for the treatment of in fantile paralysis and the other half will be sent to the national founda The raised this year through the Presidents Birthday Ball and dime bank collections is the biggest amount in Suspension of Competitive Bidding On Arms Contracts Urged by Nelson March 4 It understood the Treasury Production Chief Donald Nelson ordered the army and navy today to bring thousands more of the nations factories into war production by suspending competi tive bidding on arms Perfectly capable small firms jhad been blocked from getting into March 4 Two enemy ships and several small er vessels were destroyed in a sud den surprise attack by General Douglas MacArthurs small air force on Japanese installations and shipping in Subic north of the War Department an nounced One ship of tons and an other of tons were the department and also two motor launches of 100 tons Many The text of the 133 of the based on reports received up to Eastern War Time 1 Philippine theater In a sudden surprise attack smaller vessels were dam General MacArthurs small force swept over Subic Bay air de stroying several Japanese Among the enemy ships destroyed were one vessel of one of tons and two motor launch es of 100 tons In many smaller craft were Large docks fires were started on the of Olongapo and Grande were followed by explosions among These many heavy enemy There was practically no ground activity in There is nothing to report from other war Nelson because under competitive bidding large concerns which already hold extensive war contracts are often able to underbid small manufactur ers who are not doing any war work at in the order he issued last said that henceforth standardized articles must be ordered by the armed services and the Maritime Commission from smaller leaving the larger plants free to concentrate on accelerated production of such items as planes and big Under the original armynavy policy of dealing with larger efforts to bring new plants into the picture had concentrated on en couraging contractors for the com pleted weapons subcontract bits and pieces to smaller plants and The Nelson will let smaller plants contract for the weapons specifically the more easily handled This would undoubtedly cost Nelson More favor able prices are often obtained at a sacrifice of speed by shifting the quicker deliveries can be had at comparatively minor in crease in cost The new directive 2 makes negotiated contracts manda tory unless the War Production Board gives specific permission for inviting Farm Income and Farm Taxes Due to Hall Says procurement division immediately would get such and per iiaps some other Primar it was the order was aimed at the purchasing policies of the navy and Maritime Com Turn to Page 9 GETSEHAWAI 46 Defense Stamp Salesmen Qualify for Recognition Some 49 Telegram carrier boys who have been doing a mighty fine job in selling defense stamps to subscribers on their routes will meet tomorrow night at the city hall to receive awards for their Lewis circulation manager of The said to day that 46 boys will receive the merit award denoting the sale ol at least 187 ten cent A group of 22 boys will be given the merit badge and a second aware of a silver bar and four boys wil receive a third a gold bar with their merit The sec ond award bar is given for the sale of an additional 375 stamps and the third award is giveri for 750 addi tional stamps or a total of stamps At the conclusion of the meet starts at 7 oclock boys1 will be takento tlie Croswell The Adrian carrier boys are put ting their campaign over the top in impressive style and have made a record that is one of the best in the nation in proportion to the number of boys Between January 1 and February a total of ten cent stamps were sold here and the sale is continu ing in full In the newspaper boys in Michigan are rated fourth from the top in the nation for the number of stamps Pennsylvania leads the list with a sale of New York is second Ohio third and Michigan is fourth with stamps In Michigan 28 newspapers employing carrier boys are participating in the In the nation boys are contributing their efforts to support the nations war effort That the program is an outstand ing success is proven by the fac that over 100 million stamps have been sold in the short time that the campaign has been in effect AVA IS IN DIRE PERIL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 4 Japanese forces on Java lave succeeded in making some leadway at some points as a result of numerical especially n the a Dutch communique said The communique said About fighting in the invasion area on Java it can only be report ed today that our troops fight with stubborn resistance and in offensive In all places where the enemy attempts to advance he is strongly the enemy suc ceeded in making some headway at some points as a result of his nu merical especially in he The enemy yesterday carried out a heavy attack on one of the airdromes in the vicinity of Ban inflicting damage on mili tary and civilian Some of our planes were set afire on the Two enemy bombers were shot ORDER RELAXED 4 state rationing adminis said today the Office of Price Administration in Washing tion has informed him it is relax ing to some extent its order for bidding clelivery of sale of which was interrupted by rationing He said he has assurance specia consideration will be given in cases where buyers can establish they would suffer hardship if de livery is not Louis county agricultu ral predicted a moderate in crease in farm prices this year but added that farmers could expect a substantial increase in taxes as he delivered his annual address yes terday before the Adrian Exchange Club on the Lenawee agricultural He said farmers would pay high er taxes in 1942 due principally to federal Hall cited the revenue act of 1941 as a along with subsequent levies as the current war program The latter accounts for the Secretary of Agricultures concern over price Hall Prices received by Michigan farmers in 1941 averaged about 24 per cent higher than for Hall Farm prices now are at the highest level since But he added that a further moderate rise is prices for live dairy and poultry products are at a higher level than for most other farm Hall Local prices for farmrais ed feed clover and alfalfa seed and while above those of the past few are not much different from the 191014 Hall stated that prices doubled during the World War Civil War and War of So he during the first two years of this price trends have been similar to the first two year of the World But the pattern from now on may not be the same because conditions are As for the different conditions he cited the current food surplu as compared with a shortage In the first World War and the govern ment controls and brakes that ex ist now to prevent Hall cited Lenawees import ant placein the agricultural pic the county having pe cent of Its 750 square miles of lani turned over to He reac 1940 census figures to show tha of the countys total popu lation of were rural located on The census show that there are farms averag ing acres in the county as compared with the 1935 figure o farms averaging h Turn to Page 9 Despite the fierceness of the the number of victims is Soldiers Buried Two soldiers were buried in an air raid shelter which received a direct Another soldier was in From recent reports it appears Jiat the enemy the day before yes erday during an attempt to raid Sandoeng was intercepted and so leavily punished that he gave up the Four enemy bombers and one fighter or were shot jr During an bur planes on an enemyoccupied leavy damage was inflicted on Direct hits were scored on an antiaircraft battery while a num ber of enemy bombers were ma Turn to Page 2 600 Are Hurt As Bombs Rain Down On Industrial Installations NAVY FORCES AXIS SUBS TO USE RASHER TACTICS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March navys effectiveness in maintaining ocean supply lines despite enemy counteraction was credited today with driving the Axis powers to rasher tactics in their submarine campaign to divert units to home Naval experts said the enemy seemed to be growing more reck less in attempts to create a pani cky fear of coastal raiding activi ties here and in Latin They cited as an example the shelling of Mona off Porto where there was no conceiv able military reason for the enemy to waste a shell or risk a Both the Germans and Japanese must be fully it was that the steadily increasing flow of American munitions to the battle fronts in Africa and Asia will have to be broken up this spring and summer if Axis nations are to prevent its becom ing an overwhelming flood of de feat for One means of accomplishing this would beto force such a popular demand for unlimited coastal pro tection in the Americas that the navy would be compelled to give up some of its offensive patrol and convoy duties for purely defensive activities In this Into this strategy of authorities here fit the current wave of Uboat attacks off the Atlantic sporadic submarine assaults on west coast the shelling of oil centers in California and at and the bombard ment of Mona The three latter it was gave indications of reck The submarines which drew close enough to pour shells into and ran a grave risk of destruction for relatively small immediate accom The sub which shelled Mona tourist and fishing re sort and location of an NYA could accomplish nothing at all directly except to show that United States territory could be bom Turn to SEA Page 9 JAPS HOLD VITAL LEASESJN COAST Land on or Adjoining Nearly Every Strategic Area in California FOR IE STEALING Charged with stealing an automo bile Joseph 25 years taken to the county jail last night ay Hudson police arid sheriffs of Omler is charged with steal ing a tire from an automobile own ed by the Harper Motor Sales hi But Officials Still Await Ra tioning Procedure More equipment for the sugar ra tioning including copies of War Ration Book have been received by the county rationing board but complete in structions still are not available and there has been no notice yet of Ihe date when the rationing will Harry county rationing said that he had wired state headquarters for the date to begin the sugar Plans call for distribution of the ration booklets through the school system and Bradley said that f further instructions do not come the rationing board will proceed to distribute the booklets according to ts own The War Ration Book One si o be used for sugar and each book contains 28 The stamps may be used in any retail store and only by the person namedin the When the booklets are stamps are removed by the registrar for the amount of sugar the person already has on The theft a spare tire and wheel from the trunk of an au tomobile owned by Elliott of this city was reported to sheriffs officers The size 16 by was stolen from the Elliott car while it was parked in the 600 block on State Street last night Elliott told officers that the trunk of his car was not A description of the tire and wheel was also reported to city Broad Street said that he lost a new tire and rim from his automo bile last Charles Banon reported that the wheel and tire on the rear end of his car were stolen some time during the night from the parking place in front of his residence at 144 Chandler Commissioner Germond today advised car owners to keep their cars in locked garages over night March 4 Ad miral Helfrich has resign ed as commander in chief of the allied naval forcesin The Nether lands Indies an unofficial but highly reliable Dutch source said This source added that Admiral Helfrich would remain in The Netherlands but that there was no indication at present that he would be given a new allied An official announcement by the royal Netherlands government is expected tonight or it was Well informed Dutch sources here declined to say whether the resignation might have resulted from the loss of two Dutch cruisers in the Java sea fight against the Japanese invasion AUCTIONS March Auction sale northwest of of Al See on Market March Auction 2 south of Ogden Center and 54 mile east Llnehan and Line See on Market March Public north of Irving See an Market and leases on land m or LOS March 4 Southern who long have known that Japanese had in filtered into defense vital had that fact emphasized with star tling clarity District Attor ney John Dockweilers office ex hibited a map showing Japanese Two other instances of tire thefts last night were reported Watson city 624 Fighter Pilot New Hero March and Edward OHare is a new hero America can take to its The 27yearold fighter pilot was credited today by the navy with the unparalleled feat of destroying six Japanesebombing planes in one day of action with the United States OHare was born on Friday the in but theres been nothing unlucky about dark and he still hasnt overcome the personal reti cence that made him a bashful His Selma was a bit doubtful that he would want any even as a national I dont think hell like she but for herself she said Im the proudest mother in the OHare was a very good boy who was always crazy about air she outside of a few trips as a he maintained only a vicarious interest in flying until he was assigned to for naval aviation training in 1939 Born in St OHare attend ed grade school here before enroll ing as a student at Western Mili tary Academy at In a varied mixture of interests nearly every strategic region here alien as well as Amer leased all of the strategic shoreline of the Palos Verdes Some outposts of the harbor de fense setup are in that Land under lease includes beaches which would be used for military land largely concealed by Other Japanese leases include land in or adjoining these vital re aurces Every railway line in Los An geles Owens valley which furnishes water to Los Angeles and many other cities in the Every major Power line rights of Douglas and Lockheed aircraft Heart of the Signal Hill oil field and adjacent to Long Beach muni cipal airport Virtually every major refinery and oil tank farm in the harbor The map also showed that Japan ese hold a semi desert tract northwest of Lancas ter which could be converted into a military flying The map was prepared at request of the state attorney generals of fice for investigation of possible il legal held by If fraud is the land woulc escheat to the Japanese aliens have been re moved from a few of the such as the defense plants and Los Angeles municipal airport Their Americanborn countrymen also must quit these regions soon under a new ruling of Lieut Gen John Dewitt of the western de fense Palos Verdes Es tates said a few days ago it had canceled all leases to he was an school and honor student at played the He was an expert pistol and rifle shot and participated in to Page 9 Shakedown Charged In Wayne March 4 a member of the Wayne county board of faces ouster proceedings on charges he used his office corruptly for per sonal gain in a shakedown which extended into hospitals caring for the Governor Van Wagoner insti tuted the ouster action Tuesday basing it on charges by Judgi Homer Fergusons oneman grant jury in Detroit that Cowan partic ipated in a shakedown of vendors whose bids passed before the board of auditors for awarding of con and gained financially through inadequate care of the poor and Cowan is 3 a Ed ward Williams and Ray D who were his col leagues on the already have been removed on charges they tool graft Williams has pleaded gull ty to similar criminal Turn to Page 2 BB PILOTS SAY DH IS HEAVY Allies Believed Ready to Risk Efforts of Germans to Turn French Against Them By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March heavy ximbing attack by the RAF last night on the great Renault plant and ether industrial installations in the suburbs of Paris way mean the nd of allied attempts to coax the government away from col aboration with informed British sources declared An official spokesman asserted he bombing represented no change in RAF but merely in the which other sources ear lier had said was particularly clear and thus aided the raiders in finding their it was notable that this was the first time the British had risked the anger of the French by a heavy attack on any objective lear the Germanoccupied French In the past targets in have been around Lille and Douay the industrial There was no consultation be ween the British foreign office and he State Department in Washing on before the RAF launched the it was Since the State Department las borne the brunt of representing he allied cause at Vichy from the time the United States entered the this was regarded as highly It was argued here that an attack on an objective so near Paris would not have been ordered unless the allies were ready to risk a Ger man propaganda campaign seeking turn the French against the Al ies with stories of destruction in working class districts nad to his oric Much Damage Done Much damage was said an air ministry communique in the Irst official account of the air as iault Last night Royal Air Force bombers attacked the Renault vorks at Billancourt on the out skirts of Paris which were known o have been engaged in production of war material for The target was clearly seen in bright Vichy announced today that in complete figures showed 600 dead n the Paris and Marshal etain ordered that the day of their funeral should be a day of national He termed the raid a bloody As rescue workers dug through the ruins shortly after a communique announced that more han were injured and be ween 200 and 250 had been Many of the wounded died on operating tables in hurriedly im provised hospitals where all avail ible physicians in Paris were mo llized for the One report said that of about wounded in the BoulogneSur Seine and Billancourt suburbs some 300 were feared to be Along with the the RAF dropped leaflets addressed to the Paris population saying they had come to bomb factories manufac ruring arms for our common en emy and would return now that they knew where to Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins March 4 The British bombing of factories in the of Fmris was legiti mate measure of Acting Sec retary of State told a press conference Welles was asked for comment on a London report that Hie bomb ing might mean the end of Allied attempts to coax the Vichy govern ment away from collaboration with Nazi He replied that it was entirely clear that the bombings of factories in Occupied France making war materials for Germany was a legiti mate measure of SAN Porto Much 4 territorial capital was blacked ont today from to There was no Im mediate March 4 MVSharp Allied aerial attacks have slowed the Japanese drive across a mflitarr commentator declared He said the Japanese were being held virtually at a stand There were no reports here of any change in the front of the battle for and the com mentator said the invaders still had not poshed westward across the Sittang   

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