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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TEL Colder Friday MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 MacArthurs Fliers Sink Thousands Of Troops Are Killed Or Drowned WARDENS APPOINl IN RRST PRECINCT FOR 1R1 IRK Boundaries of Posts and Areas Are Listed by City Warden LISTS TO BE PUBLISHED The air raid alarm and blackout system in Adrians first precinct was organized today with the ap pointment of area and station air raid wardens by city The work of organiz ing the citys other 11 precincts is proceeding as rapidly as Within the next several days it is expected thatall the city air raid wardens will be asked to meet for definite and complete instruc Precinct wardens in the city were named last week by acting in cooperation with the city defense Since then the boundaries of areas and sta tions have been determined and wardens have been assigned to each of the smaller territories in the first precinct In the entire city will be blocked out in small sections and each warden will be responsible for ten or 15 houses in the event of air Some 35C men will be needed for the entire The first precinct is located in the northeastern section of the Some Men Drafted Not all of the men appointed as wardens have been notified official Kuney said In a were drafting men for serv ice because we believe that Adrian residents all are good Americans and are willing to We have had to select many men on the basis of their address and tele phone facilities in order to make certain that every warden had a telephone and lived as far as in his own Turn to Page 2 NE Evidence of Dissatisfaction With It Appears March 5 SV Chairman George DGa called the Senate Finance committee together today for informal discussion of the new tax program as evidence appeared of senatorial dissatisfac tion with the Treasurys recom mendations for unprecedented in creases in individual and corporate income The Treasury program received a generally favorable reception from members of the House ways and means committee when it was outlined but apparently the reaction would be less cordial in the other wing of the Senator Taft a finance committee brought the cloak room criticism into the open with an essertion that the Treasury was following an unwise policy in proposing surtax increases which would drain off 55 per cent of the earnings of corporations with more than net income annually Taft told reporters he doubted that individual taxpayer could assume the staggering burden of in new levie which the Treasury called for from this It was he addec that Congress would have to soften these increases and turn to nev such as a sales in orde to produce the needed AEF REINFORCEMENTS LAND IN NORTH IRELAND Laden with their fighting soldiers of the second contingent of the American Expeditionary Force disembark at a port in northern The picture was radioed from London to New PLAN TO INCREASE Military Committee to Con sider It Tomorrow March 5 A proposal to increase the pay of the nations fighting forces won en thusiastic support today from Chairman Reynolds of the Senate Military Committee who said he would convene the commit tee tomorrow to consider it I am for he add ing that if he obtained committee approval he would ask for imme diate consideration of the legisla BRITISH LINE IS tion hi the The legislation was approved yesterday by a leaded by Senator introduced the The establish a uniform pay scalefor enlisted non commissioned officers and the low est of the commissioned grades hi the marine coast coast and geodetic survey and public health Instead of entering the army and navy at a men would start at NAVY IMS OVER IN 11 Labor Dispute Held Up Caulk ing of Vessels SAN March 5 A work stoppage over a wage dis pute involving only 12 men prompt ed the navy to take over construc tion work on mine sweepers and patrol craft today hi two AFL caulkers at the Marine Con struction Company and the Camp bell Machine Company left their jobs last Saturday because of a wage Only 12 men were involved but naval officials said they controlled the caulking ol wooden the craft Failure of civilian caulkers tc return to work on a naval vessel urgently required for service has resulted in the work being under taken by naval the llth naval district announced last night It declined to Cartons Already Distributed To Collect Citys Waste Paper More than paper box car tons have been distributed in Ad rian in the last two days and the work will continue until every family that is to participate in the waste paper campaign is supplied with Families that have accumulated old wrappings and scrap paper in waste packing boxes and trash baskets for the last few months now will have a chance to dispose of it in the interests of national As soon as the cartons are filled the city will send trucks aroundfor a pick up similar to the trash collection sys It was estimated in a trial cam paign by the Simplex Paper Cor poration which made and supplied the that the cartons will hold a months accumulation of members of the city salvage believe that many families have supplies of waste paper on large saved while waiting for the organ ized campaign to get under This will be collected as soon as there is a request for it The cartons are about 24 inches square and three feet high just tali enough for a man to step in and pack the paper down Printed instructions on toe box tell the householder to save wrap card board scrap but to leave out garbage old shoes and Tin foil is to be saved separately Newspapers andmagazines are al so to be salvaged and will be pick ed up at the same time waste pa per is they are to be tied in separate bundles and should be left out of the boxes Last week an educational cam paign was carried into Adrians more than Pamph prepared by the salvage com describing the importance of redeeming all kinds of used ma scrap meta and rubber were distribute throughout the city by Telegram Residents were told to save the pamphlets for reference when the cartons were passed out Announcement of collection days will be made through The Since it is important to keep the waste paper dry if it is to be redeemed for defense use the pick ups will always be post poned one day in case of The purpose of the waste paper campaign is to salvage all paper that formerly has gone up Individuals who wish sell their paper to private collec tors or give it to charitable organ to gpii still may Japanese Pour Across Last Natural Barrier on Route to Rangoon BRITISH ARE OUTFLANKED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March apanese invasion forces streamed across the lower reaches of the Sit ang River headed down west coast of Martaban put Ing behind them the last natural arrier on the route to A issued here last night asknowledged that the in had cracked British defenses along the Sittang and had reached only 15 miles northeast of way station on the railway hiking Rangoon with the Burma Road to From Waw a paved twolane lighway traverses flat rice lands to less than 60 miles to the southwest The communique announcing the Japanese had crossed the Sittang gave no but it was assumed here that the employing numerically superior had outflanked British troops holding positions near the mouth of the Reports from the front several days ago said the Japanese were massing large numbers of troops 50 miles north of Waw in apparent preparation for such a Advices from Rangoon via Lon don last night indicated heavy fighting along the lower where a full division of British supported by was re ported Before falling back toward British troops were reported offic to have destroyed everything of value to the enemy at It was believed here that the Japanese would fan out from with one column striking south ward toward Rangoon and another heading west in an effort to cul the rail line running northwest from the capita through Tharra waddy to choleraplaged Prome and the Irrawaddy oil Such a maneuver might compel the British forces in southern Bur ma to withdraw northward being cut abandoning Rangoon and the surrounding IWOWEEKSATMOST Predicts Japanese Attack on Australia March 5 OP correspondent of the Sydney Jaily just returned rom Malaya and said to day he gave Java two weeks o ife at most and predicted an at tack on Australias east coast On the other hand E director of the Dutch East Indies department of economii declared there is a possi bility that Java can be Whoever is going to give up In it certainly will not be the Indies added Hoog who has justarrived from will fight end and the airmen will fly their obso ete planes until unabl o take them off the wrot the Tom With Java almost gone I think the Japanese will attack Australia east probably in nortl as they are probably preparing a base at Of the Malayan Fair lill we were outfough ecause of our red blunder scarcity of lack o offensive spirit and the native fift unlike the Japanese we showed little BRITISH Seeks to Purge Its Ranks of Dead Wood March 5 a sweeping move to rid the army o dead the army council order ed today a rigid investigation o the qualifications of all officers o 45 years or older up to the rank o lieutenant The action coming less than 10 days after the appointment of Sir James Grigg as war was acclaimed by the London press as a great purge which would ste up the efficiency of the army and eliminate inept and overage offi Reliable sources said a similar purge was planned by the air minis try and that both the army an RAF henceforth would aim at pro moting younger men of proved abil ity to higher despite sen HEADQUARTERS SMASHED BylHE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 5 ispatches said today Russian sold ers were destroying the rem ants of the 16th German army ncircled in the Staraya Russa sec or below Lake Ilmen and had racked a German defense zone in heir drive upon The beleaguered 16th while originally made up of at least lost killed nice the attack began some 18 ays said a Stockholm dis atch to the London News Chron The British radio said Ger mans captured about Staraya reported they had gone oodless six days and described the their comrades as catas Red army troops striking towarc on the central front 230 miles west of have broken nto a Nazi defense zone and in licted heavy losses on the 17U German infantry a special overnment announcement de Two regimental headquarters if this division were the announcement Prisoners and rich spoils were The site of the action was nol but Russia recently an nounced the recapture of Dodogo 50 miles east of Turn to Page 13 Punches Will Head New Troop of 77 Men John comman der of the Adrian today re ceived orders from M Michigan Adjutan to organize another com pany of Michigan State Troops in The new company will ddubl the size and strength of the Stat Troop organization in the with a total of 160 men and ol Benner has appointed Cap tain Guy formerly an ol ficer with Company B of the Mich igan National to head th new troop unit Robert Kies will serve as First Lieutenant o the new company and Elwobd Mi ler will serve as Second Lieuten ant The recruiting of 77 men fo the company will begin at once and officers will be at ar mory Sunday from 10 oclock un til 2 oclock to accept enlistments The regular drill period for th new company will be every Mon day night from 8 until Recruits also will be accepted fo enlistment Monday night at tha The first Adrian company Michigan State Troops was organ ized about a year ago with Cap tain Eldredge in Th 77 members and three officers o that have bee drilling regularly and have bee equipped with guns and winte With Captain Punche going to the new Harol Hough has been promoted to Firs Lieutenant of Company 13 and Joseph Butler has been mad Second Captain Punches said today tha the federal government would su ply the new State Troop uni Company with rifles an that uniforms would be by the Benner also announced to day that men scheduled to be in ducted inthe armed forces with the next few months were we come to report with State Troo units for drill either Monday o Tuesday nights at the armory Such drill experience will giv prospective army men advano training in the MOPPED T JAPANESE PUSH WITHIN 10 MILES OF BATAVIA laims of Original 000 Members of Beleag ured Foe Are Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March omi ous situation on embattled Java vas reflected today by Dutch steps o strip the island ofsuch moveable ealth as commercial offices and oreign assets which might fall to the invading In a variation of the scorched arth to which the Dutch willing y have put Java and the other East ndies islands as they were exposed to the The Netherlands gov rnmentinexile here has approved a mass transfer of such possessions o the greater security of the Dutch There they will be under the wing f the United States defenses of the in a region which Axis submarines already have vis ted in raids but which is relatively unassailable for The decision was announced last night after the dark news from ava that the enemy had deepened lis inroads on the last stronghold of the eastern Archipelago under he weight of numerically stronger sea and air Dutch circfes how that the measures were dic ated by the desire to sweep the island might hat they indicated no urgent emer Among BET GROWERS PAID 1941 CROP DIVIDEND Payment of 75 Ctntr Per Ton Announced for ApriMS Special to Tilcgnm March pay ment of 75 cents per ton on 1941 sugar beets will be made to farm ers of Fulton and Lucas county on April it was announced today by the Great Lakes Sugar The amount of money involved in the payment will be In ecembcr the company made its initial payment of per ton to A third final layment will be made hi October when the total costs of marketing will have been determined and the remaining profit The per ton payment to date is per ton more than was paid on the 1940 Edward district manage of the said that the gov irnment soon will distribute it AAA payments to beet growers in the amount of per Thi will make the 1941 crop worth per not counting the fi rial October payment The 1941 crop amounted to 419 The grand total thu paid to beet growers up to Apri 15 will reach Turn to BEET 6 1 BOMBS FAIL ON HAWAIIAN ISLAND By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March aerial the first to o the Hawaiian Islands since the Jap anese sneak attack of last 7 struck the outskirts of Honolul early yesterday without causin casualties or the army an The heavy explosions awaken ed Honoluluans about What was believed to be an en emy the army announce ment flew over OahuIslan early today Wednesday and drop ped three medium sized bombs o the outskirts of Th plane was flying at a high latitude Where it came from is not known There were no casualties and n damage except a few broken win The bombs landed in a forestec terrain a thousand yards northeas of the Roosevelt an about two miles from the heart o the They dug craters 25 to feet across and about 600 yart apart The concussion ripped fol age from trees for a considerab Windows blown out in eluded some in the home of Navy Lieut Harrison Searchlights flecked the sky briefly seeeking out the plan which apparently was travelin across the island toward Diamon AUCTIONS March Furniture Grecnwal Auction Fred au See on Market March Auction 2 couth of Ogden Center and U mile Unehan and Llne See on Market ularch Public north Irving Set bare of anything which benefit the Japanese and the great enterprises whose main offices in the East In dies will be shifted to the West In dies are shipping companies operat ng in the Foreign Involved Also involved are foreign assets held by the Dutch East Indies and commercial undertakings in the is Three reasons underlie what amounts virtually to the voluntary abandonment of all The Nether anas principal colonial at least for commercial except those in the American de fense Aneta News Agency ex plained in its announcement of the developmentlast night has made it impossible the if they should win control of offices of agencies own ng American to block or otherwise molest these assets Turn to Page 13 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Japanese have driven to ithin 10 miles have ained an airdrome 25 miles from have advanced their pearheads deeper in the region of Soerabaja navalbase and have tarted bombing the one good port irough which this tortured isle ould draw These and other dire acknowl edgements were made today by the utch command of the United Na tions It pictured the battle of Java as swirling struggle which orbade establishment of a regular ighting The defenders evidently were ighting a losing battle although hey were striking the foe when and wherever numerical superior ly in the air and aground was not The communique admitted that he Japanese held the airdrome at 25 miles north of Ban headquarters of the defense military command and temporary seat of the colonial government In western the Dutch ac knowledged defense evacuation am nemy occupation of 3 miles east of Batavia 5 miles north and slightly west oi Bandoeng and 1 miles west of capital o he which the government has In eastern the same com the fall of Soera 70 miles inland from he or land ing point of the It is a railway junction more than half way across the Also lost in eastern Java was 50 miles west o Soerabaja and on a main railwa eading to that north shore nava Other were in apanese hands in that region bu lie communique did not specify JAPANESE ISLAND SAYS TOO By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO From Japanese Broad March head quarters announced today that 30 enemy planes had attacked Mina mitori a Japanese island about miles southeast o killing eight persons and setting a building Japanese fighters engaged the shot down of them and drove the remainder a com The announcemen did not give their had its firs air alarm of the war when at first sighted off the east coast of Japan early The planes subsequently were identified as an official announcement Domei broadcasts the statemen that metropolitan police said resl dents behaved themselves perfect y without being the least Late Bulletins March 5 The Senate Finance Committee suggested today the immediate enactment of a ex else tax measure separate from the general revenue bill now un der It instructed Chairman George DGa to confer with Chairman Donghton DNC Ways and Means the of House Committee on Little Air Force Stages Sur prise Raid on Enemy on Subic Bay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March eral Douglas MacArthur reported o the War Department today his belief that thousands of Japanese were drowned hi the sur prise raid of his little air force on CTura to Page 13 Dummy Help British To Capture Italians March 5 Brit sh officer just returned from jibya said today 50 British artil erymen had captured Ital ans in the North African desert with the aid of 21 dummy soldiers armed with wooden The dummies were placed in positions to draw the Italian fire while the artillerymen advance from another declare Capt The thinking they were eing outflanked by a superior he retreated 10 miles and laid down their arms when the British POST TO COST DIME March 5 The price of the Saturday Evening Post will be increased from five tc effective with the issu of April the Curtis Publishing Company announced The subscription rate by the year will rise from to with th same The Post has been selling for Cv cents for more than a PORT MORESBY RAIDED March Japanese made their sixth and seventh air attacks of the war on Port New early today in two smallscale An Australian communique sail some damage but no cas ualties were LANES MEET NO Subic Bay north of the Bataaa Peninsula fighting front in the Three large vessels which wera sunk were identified a War Department communique as transports loaded with enemy Those killed met death by drowning or as a result of on of ammunition the communique Meeting no aerial opposition for the first time since the Pacific war none of the American planes was The following is a War Depart ment based on reports received up to 4 yesterday Philippine theater General MacArthurs headquar ters staff has compiled some esting statistics relative to Japanese soldiers held as prisoners of war by our The average weight of the Japa nese prisoners is The average age is The youngest prisoner is 19 and the The average length of military service of the captives is one and onehalf Sixtyfive per cent of the pris oners taken belonged to the in Approximately 70 per cent of the prisoners have equiva lent of a grammar school educa and about 15 per cent have completed training ofhigh school In the range of occupa farmers constitute 30 per cent the and skilled 25 per and KILLSpURES4Z TNT Melt Plant at Wrecked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March earthrocking blast jarred the countryside for 20 miles around killed at least 16 workmen and in jured 42 others shortly before mid night last night at the Iowa ord nance plant The which demolished a TNT melt unit in the shellload ing was the second in less than three months for the acre munitions A similar blast 12 claimed the lives of 13 Major production said the disaster was due to an explosion of a mixture of ammonium nitrate and The blast blew apart the three story steel and concrete building on production line 3 of the shellloading plant shortly before midnight last night One workman said he was but a few hundred feet away when he heard the turned and saw fire and smoke shoot high hi the It looked like pictures I have seen of volcano he com chief of ShipforShip and ManforMan Navy Better Than Japanese March 5 Naval experts said today that three months of sea war hi the Pacific had produced positive evidence American ships and men are more than a match March 5 for the ships and men of accelerated her mobilization of manpower and womanpower for total war today by extending serv registrations for both men and Men 41 to were made liable to military service while registration of women was broadened to take in girls of 16 and who will be listed for March 5 UP Secretary of War Stunson said to day that material air reinforce had been sent to Java in the last March 5 ex tremely reliable and wellinformed political commenting on the failure of recent cabinet changes to quiet public and parliamentary criticism of said today there wasevery likelihood that Sir Stafford Crippa would re place Winston Churchill as Britains Prime This source predicted that Churchill would be unseated within three Every engagement in which sur face and air units of the United States fleet have participated to it was has furnished proof of the American edgeon a manforman Because of this the ex perts the big question no longer was how forces would stand up hiaction against the ene but rather how quickly Jap ans numerical superiority can be equalized or overcome in the west ern This in turn a production prob lem for the nations ship builders and armament makers who are working on it according to the best available at a speed better than they had attained last fall before the Pacific war At that time they had trimmed ap proximately a year off the original 194647 schedule for completing the twoocean fleet American Better Trained Before the war started there was general acceptance in naval circles the belief lhat and seamen were better trained than the that American guns were more that American ships were tougher and could hit Since 7 the navy high com mand has made exhaustive studies of combat data to discover whether and to what extent that belief correct Despite the fact that the Japan ese with their overwhelming forces have been able to advance the whole length of the China the conclusion has been that American forces have proved themselves qualitatively superior sea Aside from American submarine raids and torpedoboat there have been five exclusive of Pearl on which this conclusion was primarily These started with the battle of Macassar Strait in late American and Dutch forces there combined to sink or damage 55 Jap anese Then came the January 31 raid on Japans Marshall and Gilbert Is land Units of the Pacific fleet demolished fortifications on three sank or wrecked 16 including an aircraft carrier and and destroyed 41 te Sage 321   

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