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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 16, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain Detail on Fao Tiro MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Indecision Charged by Guthrie Congressional Investigation Promised INDUSTRY NOT UTILIZED By THE ASSOCIATED M a r c 16 A Congressional investigation of the recently created War Produc tion Board was promised today to examine charges that the arms program was being hampered by the the resistance and the caution of some WPB officials formerly connected with industries that must be converted to military The train of events was touched off Saturday night by the abrupt resignation of Robert head of WPBs Textile and two of his Guthrie charged that his efforts to hurry the conversion of as many industries as possible to the war effort have met with continu ed resistance within the WPB from those previously connected with the affected Informed sources said that Don ald WPBs al ready had ordered an inquiry of the circumstances surrounding the and Senator Mead DNY said he would seek a Con gressional Mead announced in New York yesterday that as soon as he got back to the Capital today he would ask the Truman committee to in stitute in his letter of resigna tion to Nelson wrote that he had endeavored to do his WPB job without regard for any special interest but had been con vinced that it is no longer possi His executive George Doherty and Marshall deputy chief of the Textile Divi resigned with WPB Caused Action In a supplementary statement is sued through Doherty last Guthrie emphasized that his re signation was due not to any dis satisfaction with the attitude of in dustries marked for but solely to conditions within He said that the industries with which he dealt were willing to make any sacrifices that the war effort For the carpet in dustry is eager to obtain contracts cloth and other war for duck The DuPont Company PLEAD GUILTY TO FARM THEFT CHARGES Seek to Smash Japanese Prep arations for Possible At tack on Continent Duana and in circuit court in Ohio with seed and eouip formerlv lived on who nectibn with a series of farm thefts pleaded guilty to Tabor three counts a larceny warrant this morning when they were ar raigned before Judge Arthur in southern Michigan and northern They will be sentenced The two men told officers that they planned to stock their newly rented farm near Liberty ment by stealing from their neigh Shown above at the right questioning the brothers is Elmer deputy of Mo renci who helped Michigan State Police solve the series of Brothers Tell Officers of Plan To Stock Their Farm by Stealing has always signified its complete willingness to give over its entire Nylon production to war Here the responsibility for effect ing conversion at an earlier date than actually took place did not lie with the Many woolen and cotton manu facturers have converted to army and navy The respon sibility for failure to obtain ful utilization of these industries and the widespread distribution of con tracts is not upon most members of the Explaining his decision to resign Guthrie it was no longer possible for me to carry out my duties with an uncompromising devotion to the principles of the war effort of the condi tions which exist within I took what I considered to be a decisive stand against the indeci the resistance and the caution of representatives of the affected industries now working within the I felt that we could no longer afford the risk of too little or too these efforts I was labelled hostile to Guthries WPB work took in the clothing and leather goods Before pleading guilty in Judge Arthur Rathbuns court today to charges of breakinc entering and larceny a Duane 28 years and his brother who recently moved from Adrian to a farm near Liberty told officers and Prosecutor Lawrence Hammond of a long series of farm thefts in this vi The brothers were charged spe cifically with breaking into a granary on the Frank Sims farm in Medina township March 10 and stealing four and a half bags of alfalfa They were returned to the county jail anil will be sen tenced after the usual investiga tion has been They were arrested by Michigan State Police and Elmer deputy last Wednes day night about 8 The men admitted thefts which began January articles valued at approximately being They they told Ring of Steel Around German 16th Army Drawn Tighter March 16 sian soldiers applying great pres sure on the Germans in the Ukraine and the Donets Basin were reported today to be standing upon the approaches to the im portant city of whose hour of liberation was declared Red dispatches also claimed that the Red army had smashed through German portions on the KharkovKurskOrel line below Moscow while drawing ever tight er the ring of fire and steel around the German 16th army trapped at Staraya below Hundreds of Germans were said to have been killed and many otli srs captured in flaming battles in the Ukraine and the Donets Basin Frontline dispatches indicafng that the recapture of the Pittsburgh of might be Imminent also charged that the held by the Germans since last October had been turned Into a nightmare of Turn to Page 10 WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH March 16 Hazel about was found shot to death in her home yester day whileher about lay critically wounded in separate Pending further Sheriff Ira Smith said he would not express an opinion as to how the shootings took Paxton had been shot in No Activity Reported From the Philippines March 16 The War Department reported to day that an American fourmotor ed bomber attacked a Japanese held airport on the island of New Britain last destroying at two enemy planes on the jround and damaging the runa In a the depart ment said the single American plane was on reconnaissance patrol when it attacked the Vunkanau airdrome at The text of the number based on reports re ceived here up to East ern War Time Philippine theater No activity was reported from the New Britain On March a single American Army heavy bomber of the Flying Fortress while on reconnais sance attacked the Japa neseheld Vunkanau airdrome ai on the island of New Brit Several bombs were droppec on the inflicting consid erable A direct hit was scored on parked aircraft destroy ing at least two enemy Our plane returned to its base undam There is nothing to report from ther o stock their rented farm near Liberty Center by stealing from other farmers in southern Michi gan and northern According their they rented a farm near Liberty Cen and moved there in ireparation for the planting sea Needing supplies and money o get started they began Their usual method was to go to lie farm they had designs upon jetween 10 and 11 oclock at night First they noted whether the gar age was open and the car f all looked clear they would take what they They told offi cers of making several excursions n Ohio for feeds and Sims was the unwitting finger man for the theft of his own Sims wasatthe grain elevator at Clayton to sell several bags of screened alfalfa seed when the brothers were in the They had come to sell some clover seed which they had taken rom the Ralph DeShettler farm n Deerfield Sims was old that the elevator was not buy ing alfalfa seed that day and he started The brothers fol lowed him and after learning where he they returned that night and took the they Other thefts which Everett ad mitted committing by himself in cluded 50 bushels of oats and 50 sushels of corn from the Norman fleaume farm in Deerfield town several sheep from a farm near Cadmus and two calves from a farm near North When they were together the brothers told officers of stealing several bags of clover seed from the De Cloudy Predicted By Weather Man andHesRight The Weather Man andthe weather itself were working in close collaboration today The pre diction called for cloudy weather and at 1 oclock this afternoon ii was that in For five minutes or so it appeared as i the sun had called it quits for the Lights on in store windows and houses were turned on as obscured the the dense clouds sun completely Visibility was almost The days second dawn soon took place and the sun once more took over its A heavy rain fall which started shortly before noon appeared headed for an all day The telephone and power companies reported only minor The compara tively mild thunder and lightning which accompanied the rain was just a forecast of spring Shettler 35 beans from the bushels Orson of soy Leader farm near a set of dou ale harness valued at S100 from the Claude Ranger farm near Me dina and 35 bushels of oats and a side of butchered beef from an other Most of the loot was sold to elevators in Henry War Profits Limitation Urged By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March raw It KS AMERICAN AIR BASE IS SET UP IN INDIA Congressional served notice friends of today they labor would British Recross Sittang River March 15 Delayed imperial stiffening their resistance after a long retreat were unoffic ially reported today to have re crossed to the east bank of the Sit tang River in a counteroffensive and captured 80 miles north of The British were forced to draw back over the Sittang Rixer a few days ago in a retreat which opened the way to the Japanese occupa tion of the capital and chief port Shwegyin was recaptured in a fierce housetohouse fight in which Indian troops used bayonets and kris curved sword after meeting a force ai about 500 Japa supported by traitorous Bur outside the town and forcing them Crossing the river on rafts north of the the imperials attempt ed a surprise which because patrols of Thai land and Burinan troops gave the fight to link a drastic limitation of war profits with any legislative controls that may be proposed by President Roosevelt as a result of current Senator Hill of the Democratic and Senator La Follette both longtime supporters of demanded that any action taken to place a ceiling on wages be accompanied by legis lation which would take away most if not of the profits on war pro duction Hill conceded that it might be necessary to apply brakes to wage increases to prevent inflation but added that it was just as essential that war profits be limited for the same LaFolIette said that while he was prepared to accept wage controls if they were accompanied by profit he though the placing of an arbitrary ceiling over wages might result in disruption of the industrial machinery far beyond anything yet Turn to Page 3 WHEAT PENALTY HELD INVALID March 16 special threejudge federal court last Saturday held invalid a 49cent penalty imposed by the gov ernment last summer on wheat marketed in excess of AAA quotas on the ground it amounted to tak ing farmers property without due process of The majority from which Judge Florence Allen of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals did not touch on consti tutionality of the wheat control act which farmers approved n a national referendum a year Judge Allen contended the im ost was District Judges Robert Nevin and ohn Druffel in their decision enjoining collection of the penaltj ointed out it was increased by Congress from 15 to 49 cents after ast summers crop was aid Under the we are obliged to hold that the amend ment of May insofar as it ncreased the penalty for the farm marketing excess over the 15 cents per bushel and subjected the entire rop to a lien for the payment operated retroactively and that it amounts to a taking of plaintiffs property without due irocess In aides of Secre ary of Agriculture Wickard said he decision would be RAID ENEMYS SHIPPING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March to Japanese preparations for a possible invasion of the defenders of this continent claimed today that heavy new blows had been dealt enemy air bases and shipping in the is landdotted seas to the Heavy American bombers were reported to have in broad offensive sweeps by the Royal Australian Air dur ing the air ministry attacks were made yesterday on a Japanese airdrome at in Por tuguese and on invasion bases at Rabaul and New Complementing these air blows was the announcement that a Unit ed Nations submarine had sunk tons of Japanese shipping in a foray through Indone Philippine and Malayan The nationality of the which docked safely at Perth af ter surviving several attacks with depth charges and aerial bombs during its 60day was not The official announcement of the raid on the Japanese airdrome at about 450 miles northwest of Port indicated that exten sive damage had been AH bombs fell in the target said a The Japanese announced Feb 20 that their troops had landed on Portuguese Timor to oust Austral ian and Dutch troops dispatchec there last The Austral ians have reported bombing attacks on Japanese shipping off Dili anc capital of the Dutch half of the but have made no previous mention of the establish ment of an enemy air base at Low Altitude Attacks At Rabaul and Ameri can and Austrailian dodg ing through fierce antiaircraf UNITED NATIONS LOSE 12 SHIPS IN JAVA SEA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March osses in two and onehalf years of aval warfare include 203 an Associated Press compilation rom admissions and erified reports revealed The United States has lost 18 ince with enemy action ac ounting for Saturday the Uni ed Nations admitted loss of ossibly 13 in the Java ea battle which cost Japan eight unk or United States osses there were the cruiser Hous on and the destroyer In Great Britain has had total tons of fighting power ut out of including 39 sub 70 destroyers and 94 other urface The figure amounts o nearly half of the total naval onnage of 18 warring and neutral United States losses include a a cruiser and five de A sixth destroyer went aground in a gale off Newfound while two submarines and a mall patrol craft were lost in col isions or Axis Losses 195 Britainsallies have lost 76 war ships of all kinds and her Axis enemies Listed as sunk or de stroyed are 64 Nazi 62 Italian and 69 The text of the joint American British communiquS 54 listing were said to have plasterec hangars and grounded Japanese airplanes with bombs in daring low altitude These which help the Japanese control the vital waterway leading southward between Guinea and New are some 80C miles from the Australian main Dispatches from Port Moresby strategic port on the south coas of New said the raiders a Rabaul and Gasmata were unop posed by Japanese Turn to Page 2 NEEDED AT HOME March 16 General Henry Gordon who commanded Austral ian forces during the Malayan said today that every man of the Australian Imperial forces overseas now was needed at home to meet the danger of in vasion in this In a speech Bennett urged that Australia imitate the simpli city of Japanese military training methods and eliminate barracks square which he said trained the initiative out of the Paper Collection Hinges On Weather If the weatherman holds back on rain or snow tomorrow city truck ers will make their first pickup of waste beginning at 8 3nly one quarter of the city will be covered by collectors tomorrow southwest section bounded on he east side by State Street and 3road and on the north by Haumee Street Householders are asked to out the cartons of scrap paper on the curb tomor row In case of collections will be postponed uitil the first fair AUCTIONS March Auction north of See on Mar ket March ha on Market west of BY SUPERVISORS Odds and Ends Cleared Away in Saturday Session Lenawee countys supervisors brought their fiscal year to a close at noon Saturday when they ad journed their annual March ses sion after clearing away the odd and ends of remaining business The new board is to meet nex month after the township elec Before the supervi sors gave a rising vote of thank to their chairman during the las Merrill Taylor of Woodstock The committee on justice ac counts also gave its annual re port Saturday before the adjourn The report was read by Su pervisor John A com mittee and it statement of the audit was of On books of Lenawees The report gave totals of fine and costs imposed by the variou Justice VanDeusen of Clinton had the highest totals having imposed in fines anc in costs during the last 1 Justice Franklin Rus sell had totals of in fine and in Rex county welfar appeared before the boar and requested a boost in th amount allowed by the county fo the boarding of indigent and neg lected The price nov paid is a The hoard re ferred the matter to MAY RECLAIM ENGINEERS NEW March 16 Engineers who have drifted int other fields would be reclaimed to take their places at airplan drafting boards under a plan o the CurtissWright Seeking men with engineerin even those who have no practiced their profession for years the corporations airplane divisio said today they would be traine by a refresher course for war plane plants in the east and middl west TO SEE HrROHITO TOKYO From Japanese Broad March 16 Ching head the Japanesecontrol ed Manchukuo ar rived today in Tokyo for a week stay during which he will be re Emperor United Nations naval losses in he battle of Java follows Far East Joint British Admiralty and Navy Department Although full information is not et available it is now possible to ive some account of events in the ava Sea on 27th February and ubsequent days during the Jap nese invasion of Turn to SEA Page 3 Appeals to People for New Sacrifices From German Broad March 16 ap ealed to the German people yes sacrifices and hard struggle Report Offensive May Started Soon March 16 sias wellarmed Siberian forces and naval bases are ready for in stant action against a Japanese at tack which advices in Chungking indicate might be launched in the near British reports dispatch fromL to the Daily Mail said the Russians iad issued battle orders which can be put into instant operation at across the Sea of Japan Erom the Japanese and Niko about miles up the Russian at the mouth of the Amur River opposite the northern Russianowned half of Sakhalin The Daily Mail quoted the Swed ish press as reporting that the Japanese army in Manchukuo had been increased to more than men and said that Red au thorities in the Swedish capital laugh at even a million Japanese constituting a serious menace to the independent Far Eastern Sovie army which is normally a million and a half Russia has increased her Siberian army to front line troops and has huge reserves in training the Daily Mail quoting mili tary On the other there have been reports for some tune tha Russia has drawn upon her Si berian army to bolster the forces fighting the Germans in the A Reuters dispatch from Chung king cited three factors as indi eating an early Japanese move against They were The recall by Japan of Lieut Yoshitsugu Tatekawa as am bassadqr to Moscow his placement by Naotake The return to Tokyo of Gen Jiro Japanese governo general of The visit to Japan of Chang head of the Japanese controlled Manchukuo government The influential Chungking news Ta Kung regards Sato appointment as a smoke screen am suggests he was sent to Russia be cause Japanese militarists believi his conciliatory manner can be use to great advantage in concealin Japans war Reuters Turn to Page 7 March 16 stations listened today for wore from a United States Coast Guar vessel given as the source of a dis tress signal heard here yesterday which said she had been attacke by a submarine prowling the Ca ribbean The that a Coas Guard vessel was being abandone after being shelled an machinegunned near Guadeloupe a French island in the lesser Antil Ies chain at the eastern end of th Another purportedly from a large United States als was heard It said the shi was torpedoed by an Axis subma rine uuthe Eleven survivors were known t have reached shore from the tor pedoedSugar transport freighter which was sun by a submarine last Thursday nigh with a cargo said to have include sacks erday for new varned them BY ALLIES ies but promised a crushing victory over Soviet Russia during he coming Speaking at memorial exercises ror Germanys war Hitler also predicted the ultimate defeat of vhat he called President Roose attempts to build a detest able new alien army wound ed soldiers and war widows crowd ed into the old Berlin arsenal used as a miH ary hear Hitlers ad which also was broadcast to the The German leader made a special trip from his headquarters on the Russian front to attend the state ceremonies later he review ed units of the navy and air iorce and placed a wreath on the war dead memorial in Unter Den He acknowledged frankly that the German armed forces had met unanticipated obstacles in Russia after achieving victories which he said had no parallel in for he ame weeks earlier than Sees Bed Annihilation But one thing we know to Hitler declared The Bol sheviks who could not defeat the Serman troops and their Allies in one winter will be annihilatingly defeated by us in the coming sum Russias only hope of ultimate Hitler vanished when her armies tailed to inflict upon Germany a Napoleonic defeat in the snow and cold of a winter he described as the worst in 140 Hitler reiterated assertions that Jewish and Capitalist conspirat ors had caused the war and laid much of the blame upon President In what kind of a world the American president wishes to live is a matter of complete indiffer ence to us he But his aims to Germany or even the European world in accord ance with his own and to build a detestable new alien world will not only fail but bring about the collapse of his own Hitler referred disparagingly to the Riom trials of French leaders charged with responsibility for Frances The characteristic of this he is that not a single word of guilt of those responsible for the war is mentioned and nothing but inferior preparation for war is talked about We see in this a mentality incomprehensible to but is better than anything else in revealing the caus es of the new Latest Models of American and British Fighting Planes Arriving By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March A United States air headquarters has been set up in one step in fast developing preparations to ward the avowed goal not only of stopping the Japanese in Burma but also of grabbing the offensive in a drive onto the home islands of This was disclosed yesterday by Air Marshal Sir Richard the former chief of the RAF bomb er command in Britain who has been assigned to head the air front in The air marshal In a press a story of growing aerial might and of determination to make it help turn the tide of war on the Asian mainland from the defensive to the offensive for the United We are going to carry the war into the enemys into Ja he We are not going to be content to put up an umbrella and sit underneath for the enemy to corne to attack The arrival in increasing num bers of the latest models of Amer ican and British warplanes was announced by who gave this estimate of the air situation Reinforcements are coming through Our plans are be ing As far as the en emy air forces are air craft for the British and American types are Man for I dont think we have any fear of the enemy if we can meet him on anything like equal terms we can beat him from the AVG Praised He had praise especially for the American Volunteer the the title Peirse magnificent fliers whose battle Chinese acclaim with the flying tigers and have done They and the since the Burmese campaign have accounted for 200 Japanese planes for a loss of 42 he de Air blows were proving effec in smashing Jap anese canoe convoys in the rivers and truck convoys ashore moving northward to attack the British imperial and Chinese forces strung across Central Burma 60 to 80 atiuad xjurma ou to ou I miles abovs enemyheld At the same the colonial office in London announced Brit ish steps to shape up the defense of the socalled back line fortress against Japanese invasion of by naming Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton as commander in chief of all British forces on the Indian Ocean It said Sir 53yearold former commander of Britains China would direct air and civilian defense in other all neasures necessary to safeguard the according to a Reuters report from capital of Sir Geoffrey assumed his new post a week ago but has not yet intervened in the civil admin stration of Governor Sir 16 Berlin Japanese imperial IT LOOKS LIKE ITS TOO BAD FOR ADOLF NEW March 16 dictators can take it from Francis Kennedy of the its just too bad for you with all the kids in school buying defense bonds and stamps for our brave solgers and Author of a message intended for cable delivery and addressed to Adolf Eastern Kennedy sent along five cents for special Cable officials didnt send the but are looking for a Red head about eight years old to re turn his 5 cents inside and give him some defense The message To Adolf Eastern Front Send fast 5 cents inside You will be seeing lots of aira plains and tanks and We are all the kids school buying defense bonse and stamps for our brave solgers and and its just too bad for I will be pretty soon nearly old eamofe to anlist and to go after you in and then its going to be just too bad four so if you dount wantto get in trouble you better take ad vice and serander to General Mac Arther right away and take Mosoline and the yellow This is your last Francis He added a postscript dont an swer this because I dont want a March radio quoted leadquarters today as reporting that a Japanese submarine sank a tanker off San Francisco and a freighter off Men answer send it to General CLAIMS 2 SHIPS SUNK BERLIN From German Broad Late Bulletins March 16 and men called for induction may sell their new pass engeicars without restriction for an indefinite the Office of Price Administration ruled Under previous orders men taken into the military service were per mitted to sell their 1942 vehicles on ly until March The amendment extends indef initely the tune for such sale out side the regular rationing chan the OPA March 16 The Senate Finance Committee un animously approved legislation to day which would boost the legal limit on the federal debt from to The measure has passed the House with a limitation of but the Senate com mittee added and vot ed to make the limitation apply to indirect such as the bonds of government corporations guaranteed by the federal govern March 16 Japanese bombers smashed at Darwin subject ing that north coast port to its fourth air attack since war swept to the southwest Early reports of the raid said that some damage resulted and that there were but details were
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