Adrian Daily Telegram, March 14, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

March 14, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain iltii Dtttlb Pmn MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 BY STATE OFFICIAL Adams Says City Waste Endangering Blissfields Water Supply Is ACTION LIKELY MONDAY March 14 ton secretary of the State Stream Control declared today the city of Adrian was permitting an unnecessarily large amount of industrial waste to pollute the River en dangering the water suppiy at He said the commission at its meeting here Monday probably would instruct Adrian officials to take steps to regulate control of waste flow or increase facilities at the citys already overloaded lewage disposal As a result of heavy waste flow at Adams Blissfield further down the Raisin River is recording an increasingly large pollution index and is having trou ble with its water He said the commission also would discuss plans for recircula tion of the Raisin River at Mon roe where sportsmen last year charged pollution resulted in wholesale killing of fish and Right on One Point Commissioner Adalbert Vedder said this morning that the state of ficialscharge is correct on one A certain amount of Adrian sewage is being bypassed untreated into the river when an unusually large flow overtaxes the Adrian plants This peak load oc currs between noon and 6 oclock when the citys factories are in op The Adrian official admitted that this condition will have to be cor rected and that plans are being drawn up to do It is planned to Install a 16 inch pipe which will carry the sewage from overworked settling tanks direct ly to the aeration This will not allow the waste to be treated as thoroughly but will be better SENATORS FAVOR PAY RAISE FOR SERVICE MEN March 14 pay raise bill for hundreds of thousands ot men in the armed which would increase pay of buck privates to a month from the present was recom mended today by the Senate Mili tary Affairs The decision was unanimous among the 11 senators represent ed at the two of whom sent their If the bill is approved by Con gress privates would get a month their first year and would get a month upon promotion to first class The pay of corporals would be increased from 564 to 5S6 ser geants from to statf ser geants from to technical 594 to and master 5136 to The only increases in base pay for commissioned officers would raise ensigns and second lieuten ants from to a Subsistence allowances for all commissioned officers would be increased acording to Edwin Johnson sponsor of the estimated it would increase annual pay ex penses by approximately This will bring the army up to the advantageous pay scale offered by the he Never before has been it so nec essary for men to be mechanics in jthe and not just gun bear Must Be Paid to Swing Shifts on Holidays March 14 production workers in General Mo tors Corporation plants covered by a labor agreement with the United Automobile Workers CIO must be paid double time on Sundays and holidays on swing a labor umpire has Allen permanent than allowing it to pass untreated i umpire for the corporation and the into the river and will relieve the held late yesterday that the bottleneck formed by the settling which expires April calls for payment of double time State engineers and Walter Dru Ann Arbor engineer whose lirm designed the Adrian have been requested to determine the No word has been heard from the state engineers and the Ann Arbor en gineer gave the impression in his his report that major alterations would be Turn to Page 6 whether this would remedy Involves Jap Attack on Campaign By Two Nations in Africa March 14 re sponsible foreign diplomatic source said today he had information that Hitler has proposed a grandiose scheme of world conquest to Japan involving a Japanese attack on Russia and a joint GermanJapa nese campaign in The information was said to have come from diplomatic listen ing posts and agents in Europe and the Far This source said he had absolute verification of reports that a Japanese military mission had been sent to Vichygoverned Ma dagascar off the African east coast Hitlers proposal to this source apparently involved these moves would push on into In dia from Burma at the same time attack south and east Africa to cut the British and American supply lines around the would attack Russia from Manchukuo when the time js ripe in an effort to help Hitler force the Soviet Union Into a separate autumn if pos would force the Vichy government to help supply General Envin Rommels force in North and hand over two French battleships lor raids to keep British and United States naval forces busy in the would be required to use her navy in a Nazidirected Medi terranean Sea campaign intended to break through to the Indian Ocean to unite with for Sunday and holiday work un that work was specifically ex epted from the technical nature of the process If the umpire should rule that the urgencies of the war situation require an extension of the ex cepted operations of those engaged on swing shiftsen war would be rewriting a part of the Dash He added that he was granted no latitude to consider the equities of the situation and could not modify or interpret provisions of the contract in the light of chang ed General which had con tended that the swing shift was a necessary sevenday operation and thus came under the agree ments exception had agreed before hand to abide by Dashs rul The War Labor to which the dispute at first had been re refused to assume jurisdic tion it the corpora tion and union had not exhausted all mediation machinery provided in the Veteran Officer Suffers A Stroke Dan a member of the night police force in Adrian for many suffered a stroke of paralysis late yesterday afternoon at his home at 1158 Williams Grear suffered the stroke while sleeping and could not be aroused when it was time for him to report for night He regained consciousness this morn ing and his condition was some what DIES IN CRASH March 14 An automobile and a truck collided last night at the intersection of US30 and killing of Peter Four other persons suffered minor injuries in the NAVAL REVERSE SUFFERED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 14 A grave warning that the Amer icas would be wide open if Japan conquers Australia and a plea for Ihe closest cooperation with Aus tralia were broadcast directly to the people of the United States to day by Prime Minister John leader of his countrys fight for life against Australia is the last bastion Delween the west coast of America and the Japanese if Australia the Americas are wide Lashing at speculation that the Japanese might pass up Australia and that they be met and routed in he asserted I say to you that saving Aus tralia is saving Americas west coast If you believe anything to the contrary you delude your Curtin in his broadcast said Aus tralians had looked to America for counsel and It is a matter of some regret to he that even after 95 days of Japans stagger ing advance south and ever we have not obtained first hand contact with To Send Minister we propose sending to you our minister for external who is no stranger to your so we may benefit from his discussions with your Evatt will not go to you as a mendicant He will go to tell you that we are fighting mad and that our people have a government that is governing with orders and not weakkneed suggestions also attorney was chosen recently to go to Washing ton after Australian and New Zea land officials conferred on war Curtin made it clear he was not belittling the mother country in looking to the United States for leadership in the He pointed out that Britain has a paramount obligation to supply all possible help to Russia and she can not at the same time go all out in the Thus a responsibility falls on he 2 Great Weight of Explosives Dropped on City March 14 Royal Air Force bombers dropped a great weight of high explo sives on the Rhineland city of Co logne last night in a continuation of the new prespriug aerial of the Air Ministry announced Many large fires were left burn ing in the center of a maze of highway and rail trans portation the Air Ministry by this attack in Other raids upon Germany were implied the statement that Cologne was the main Four bombers were reported Airdromes in occupied territory also were attacked during the night and mines were laid in enemy the Air Ministry Cologne drew attention after RAF squadrons had blasted the naval base of Kiel and pounded the Germanoccupied French coast in night and daylight described the action as harassing attacks over northeast Germany which did some damage to residential is in western A fortified city of popula it lies only about 40 miles from the Belgian The Swiss radio said Paris had a onehour but there was no indication that bombs had fal len on the whose industrial belt was the target of a heavy Brit ish attack last Squadron after squadron of the Royal Air Force swarmed over northern France yesterday in the biggest daylight raids of the year and eight German fighters were reported destroyed in one fighl at the industrial center ol The British announced the loss of five of their own fighters during the IF AUSTRALIA Broadcasts Plea for Closest Cooperation Between the Two Countries Four survivors of a tanker sunk in the Caribbean by an enemy sub floated for seven days on these City Divided Into Four Districts for Collections The first general collection of waste paper in the city will begin at 8 oclock Tuesday ac cording to plans completed last night by the Adrian salvage com mittee and Commissioner Adelbert Vedder who will supervise the city The city has been divided into our districts with joundaries named Maumee and Broad and State One district will covered each Tuesdays col ections will start in the southwest or that part of the city lounded by State Stret and South Jroad on the east and by the first ilock of East and all of Vest Maumee on the The center of the street is the bound ary The waste paper cartons were distributed to Adrian families city m toe CUTS House Reduces Measure By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March couraged by success of the House economy bloc in slashing 722 from the farm supply Sen ate advocates of curbing nonde fense expenditures eagerly awaited today their chance at the 137 Its made a good com mented Senator Byrd DVa af ter the House disposed of the ag riculture bill late yesterday at the end of nine days of His reference was to the House reaction to recommendations made recently by a special economy com mittee he heads for reductions ol approximately in nonessential But farm bloc leaders already had started a campaign to have some of the more drastic House cuts restored in the One House member predicted the Sen ate not only would restore some of the cuts but would increase the or iginal Turn to Page 2 Killers of FBI Agent Captured March 14 Two young Army routed from a hideaway by tear gas after a gun battle in which one FBI agent was killed and another surrendered to a posse oi more than 100 state and county officers yesterday after The listed by the FBI as deserters from Fort were Charles and James Edward They had been sought since ear ly when they fled from an all night cafe after killing FBI Agent Hubert 28 and wounding Agent Charles in resisting They escaped through a ceme tery but got no farther than an abandoned house at the outskirts of town before a quickly organized police net closed in on the fuga Shots were with no one before tear gas brought them stumbling into the open Late Bulletins Much 14 President Roosevelt has written state governors asking their coop eration to conserve rubber by limit ing the maximum speed of all mo tor vehicles to 40 miles an hour and requiring frequent checking of tires for possible repair or SEVEN DAYS AT SEA ON TINY RAFTS two tiny rafts before a ship was A seaman aboard the vessel made this the centerline as East and about two weeks ago by Every householder asked to participate voluntarily in he conservation of all scrap paper n cooperation with the salvage committees of the city and In case of rain or snow the paper pickups will be delayed one since the waste paper is not re deemable if it becomes watersoak reason householders are asked to leave the cartons on he boulevard in front of their lomes early in the be fore collection begins at 8 nstead of putting them out the night On Wednesday the northwest district will be Thursday the northeast and on Fri day the southeast district As each carton is collected a new one will be left for the family to City truckers will deliver the paper collected in the city directly to the Simplex Paper Cor joration plant on Treat The Simplex will pay the Adrian salvage committee the government standard price for loose waste paper of a After the cost of collection and incidental ex penses are deducted any money Jiat is left will be turned over to Jie Adrian civilian defense individual householder will Benefit directly by the money ob tained by the sale of the but all families in the city are asked to cooperate with the conservation plan as a home defense The paper is reclaimed at the Sim plex for manufacture into defense The salvage committee composed of Arthur George H Little and Allan Graybiel has planned this initial pickup starting Tuesday as a test The amount of paper accumulated and Jie time it takes to make the col ections will be checked and future collections will be planned on that At present it is proposed to make monthly collections of the Lenawee countys supervisors were winding up their business this morning preparatory to adjourn ng their annual March the ast of their fiscal The board will meet again next month but not until after the yearly township elections which may bring some changes in the boards Yesterday afternoon the board met again The only item of business transacted the voting of for extra clerk hire n the county agricultural agents The vote carried 24 to Eugene Rollin township read a communication from the Adrian Exchange Club urging the supervisors to ask that full advantage be taken by local officers of law enforcement train ng being offered by the Federal Bureau of Todays Map There have many reports indicating that the Allies are plan ning the opening of a new war Tont on the European For a map showing the most likely places to turn to page seven of todays Detroit Housing Project Is Authorized March 14 Presidential authorization today assured the Detroit metropolitan area of new homes for war The National Housing acting on orders of President announced that homes would be constructed by private enterprise and by the Federal Public Housing Au Of the publiclyfinanced John na tional housing said it was considered essential that at least be within 15 miles of the Ford Motor Companys Willow Run plant near Blandford also disclosed in the creation of a size able integrated community near Ypsilanti to provide quaraters for war workers is under serious con He said homes would be lo cated in Wayne and in com munities west of Detroit as far as He said demountable and permanent homes would be Of the homes to be constructed will be built west of Detroit andthe other would bescatteredi Every Blanford would be given private industry to enable the construction of as many homes as From time to he the building program will be reexamined so that addi tional allocations may be made if construction is Demountable officials of the agency will be similar to permanent houses in sixe and qual They can be used either in their original locations for a long if found can readily be moved to other areas and retain a relatively high salvage Trailers for 150 families will be sent to the Wayne the agen cy to provide tem porary accomodations for 400 150 trailer and 250 dormitory units were assigned there by the National Housing Half of the dwelling units slated for erection between Detroit and Wayne will be of permanent construction and the others of the demountable the agency The announcement said units have been earmarket for Ne gro AUSTRALf PLANES Grounded Enemy Planes Heavily Damaged March 14 G4 The air ministry an nounced today that Australian bombers had raided a Japanese airdrome at New and heavily damaged grounded enemy The communique said Heavy damage was inflicted on jrounded enemy aircraft in an at ack on the airdrome at Rabaul on March One direct hit was ob served on enemy aircraft and another bomb probably destroyed two One heavy bomb exploded be tween 10 closely packed Although the results were not ob damage was probably con Details of the attack on Gasmata New Britain on 12 show air drome runways were Our aircraft encountered heavy antiaircraft An attack on one of our aircraft returning from this mentioned in yesterdays was made by five O navy Twelve attacks were made dur ing a 20minute in which the skill of the RAAF pilot in using cloud and the determination of his gunner saved the One enemyplane was dam aged and the others broke Our plane returned to base undamaged Enemy fighters attacked For Moresby with machinegun ant cannonfire on the morning of March One member of the RAAF was wounded in the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 14 army troops hava killed Germans on the northwest front alone in 15 days of general offensive opera tions and sporadic Nazi counter attacks yesterday were costly and the Russians said During March 13 our troops continued offensive operations against the German Fascist invad ers and the Russian in formation bureau On some sectors the enemy made counter which were repulsed with heavy losses to Turn to Page 2 NEVER BEEN KILLED IN HIS GENERAL TELLS NEWSPAPERMAN 14 IP Irving Fish was in terviewed on his I came from an unnamed place and Im going to an unknown des he What You couldnt print it if I told But a couple of weeks Cant say a thing about what I did two weeks the general What I have to News of a military nature must be kept from the The reporter finally bored in There was a rumor a few weeks ago you had been fatally injured an automobile accident I dont believe it could have happened at said the I dont think Im violating any military secrets when I tell you Warns Congress Of Wrath Of People March 14 tff hings that can says Clare include the election of a completely new House of Rep The Michigan fourth district epublican insisted that he was erious and said the folks back tome were irked and They have not taken us back nto the family circle nor forgiven us for that pensionsforCongress men business nor for our rubber tamp said Hoffman in a recent We are still on he those fellows down in the departments would not like anything better than to have an entirely new Congress none of whom would be up to any if the tricks that they like to Do you not Hoffman ask where we are caught We all may be in for taking a licking come While that ma e a good thing for national de the way we are acting or ailing to I am sure tha s not a very popular idea hen among Congress will not be able to duck the wrath of the people jus because some executive fails in hi duty when it is also our duty to see that action is Representative RPa commenting on rubber stamp asked if Hoffman recall ed that some Democrats supportet Wendell Willkie for I do not know much about tha Willkie Hoffman re I have tried to forget as much of it as I March 14 gan draft boards now are prepared to accept applications from men who wish to enter an officers training school although they have been given a draft deferment be cause of state selec live said such applicant must be except for de for 1A If accepted by the he ex candidates will be induct ed by their local draft board through normal draft procedur and will be given four months o training in the ranks todetermin whether they are prospects fo second lieutenancies after anothe two months of special I he candidates will b sent home and returned to the 3A draft Rosecrans said a registrant seek ing to take advantage of the pro cedure must file a waiver of de pendency with his local draf which must be signed by de pendents over 18 years of Th registrant is given a preliminary physical examination by the loca Rosecrans the re gistrant must travel at his own ex pense to a designated armyrecep tion center to submit to a qualify ing If h the registrant must return t his draft board for reclassification and to await a routine call for men from that Send Patrols Northward Into Taikkyi Area March 14 ese forces pressing the British de fenders of Burma were reportet today sending patrols northward in the Taikkyi although the main body of the Japanese invad ers was weU south of that Burmese A British communique issued in Burma said British operations in the NyaungleblnShwegyin area were proceeding Ny aunglebin is on the RangoonMan dalay highway about 80 mile north of Rangoon and Shwegyin 1 about 10 miles southeast of tha Taikkyi is 40 miles northwest o on the RangoonProme BUILDING IS HI Pieces of Brick Knocked From Ledge 37 Floors Up on Equitable Building NO INJURIES ARE REPORTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March ran dom shot from an antiaircraft bat whose gunners accidentally le go with eight yesterda smashed a piece off one of Yorks financial towers in the Wall Street The direct which sent doz ens of police cars and fire truck into action and caused at least on air raid warden to lead some 20 workers to knocked piece of brick from a ledge between th 37th and 38th floors of the 40 story Equitable building at 120 Broad dust particles and frag ments of steel fell into the stree Shell fragments showered o window ledges ot the Bankers clu on the 38th and flew int open windows on the lower floor but no one was reported injure and no windows were shattered Luckily no one was struck by th two inch shell fragments which de tectives discovered on the pave General Sanderford Jarman commanding general of the ant aircaft artillery easier theater of issued this statement late today At about this date one of the automatic antiaircraf weapons located along the east riv er accidentally discharged eigh As far as can be learne to seven of these rounds ar believed to have fallen into th river and one to have hit 12 knocking out a Preliminary investigation ind cates that the accident occurre through some mechanical failur in the firing mechanism of the gun Further investigation is being car ried Turn to NEW Page 2 NEW AIRDROMES BUILT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March Britains Sir Archibald Wavell disclosed tonight his plans or defending eastern India with mobile ground forces and a hard triking air arm capable of both defense and and dropped he significant hint that from the ther side right is a ristol pointed at the heart of Ja Now general officer command ng both India and Wavell outlined in broad detail his tasks and hopes at an unusual press Building Air Force Wavell termed the defense of In dia a problem of very close coop eration between the three services and of treating it as such of build ng up a strong air force in north ast India which will not content tself with defense but will attack he enemy and will be one of our rincipal means of safeguarding New airdromes are being built and the present air strength is be ingreinforced Wavell and regular naval forces are being augmented by armed lotillas of vessels requisitioned from civilian Every preparation is being made to meet the threat of a sea norne Japanese he Mobile Units on Guard On land it obviously is impossi le to construct beach defenses as has been done in It is our intention to meet the possibili y of invasion by mobility and at tack and not by attempting to hold defensive The defense of India will be based mainly on holding within striking distance of threatened points mobile reserves which can move to meet and attack the When a military position looks serious and the best tonic s to consider the difficulties of the There is no possible doubt of the difficulties and dan ers under which Japan is suffer Turn to Page 6 Darroufs Spirit But It Fails to Come March 14 spirit of Clarence Darrow was cal ed in Jackson Park bu it did not In accordance with a pact mad in Claude Detro made his fourth unsuc cessful attempt to communicat with the ghost of the departe He bent on one recited th Lords and called ou Clarence I am here fulfillment of the pact that v made with each If you ca manifest yourself to do There was a moment or two o Anything stirring a re porter Noble shook h but Im going to kee trying as long as 1 I believ that some day God will unlock th secret of the It wont b in my I but I am goto to keep Darrow was not a believer ir Noble but h agreed to try to manifest his spir after death if given an opportun Noble conducted his first es periment in Detroit March 19 the first anniversary of Darrow The last three times he has knelt on a bridge which spans th Ive never been killed and is 70 miles southwest o lagoon into which Darrows ashe WAVELL DISCLOSES PLANS FOR DEFENSE OF EASTERN INDIA To Use Mobile Ground Forces and HardStriking Air Force Atlantic War Insurance Rates Raised March 14 posibly more merchant ships have been and marine underwriters have raised war risk insurance rates for At lantic coastal cargoes as a direct result of the continued submarine menace in these The navy announced the tor pedoing of a small Norwegian mer chant ship off the DelawareMary land coast and a small mer chant ship in the Caribbean The captain of the Norwegian ves sel was killed and five men were Fourteen survivors reached The torpedoing of the was an nounced at Nine of the Texans crew of 47 were It was not known whether the Texan was the small merchant ship referred to by the navy as torpedoed in the Caribbean War risk rates on shipments be tween the West Indies and the north coast of South America and east coasts of Central America and the United States were raised from per to for tankers and from 52 to for other Underwriters made comparable increases in rates on shipments be tween the Gulf and West Indies and north coast South American ports and on other routes involv ing Atlantic coast The rate on tanker cargoes in the Pa cific was moved up from 30 cents to per Rome Radio Quotes Argentine Maritime Circles Rumor ROME From Italian Broad March 14 Italian ridio quoted Argentine maritime circles today as saying the Great British Queen had been torpedoed and badly damaged several days ago shortly after leav ing Rio De Janeiro with North American soldiers The radio declared the Queen Mary was attempting to reach the British base in the Falkland The Navy Department in Washington said it had no informa tion or comment with respect to the Italian Axis nations frequently broad cast claims of this nature in ef forts to obtain information con cerning movements of ships or ;