Adrian Daily Telegram, March 18, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

March 18, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain or Snow Westln Detail OB Fan Two MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 23 JAPANESE SHIPS SUNK OR DAMAGED CHIEF EXECUTIVE PLANES Would Be With Previ ous Funds to Provide for Aircraft TELLS GLIDER TROOP PLAN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 18 President Roosevelt asked Con gress today for for Army enough money previous funds to provide for The President disclosed the amount yesterday at his press con The appropriation would provide for all but of the twoyear goal of planes he announced in A new phase of the War De partmerts air warfare a gliderborne force of mea also was disclosed Major Oliver Echols of the Army Air Corps materiel command told the joint SenateHouse Mili tary Committee that the army has on order wooden gliders capable of carrying 50 men William in urged the committee to push the construction of wooden He said Russia and England are building such planes and added that Russia will bomb the guts out of Ger many with wooden planes before the summer is By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March eral Douglas MacArthur is facing an extremely formidable task in directing the battle for military experts declared today in cautioning against a wave of false The they pointed were still heavy in the enemys however much United Nations may have been heartened by the arrival of American troops in con siderable strength orby MacAr thurs dramatic shift from Bataan to the Australian In all analyses of the the most these authorities would venture was that the Japanese would be in for the fiercest cam paign of the war if they attempt to blitz Australia as they have smash ed Singapore and the Dutch In The expectation was that the enemy would risk the If the Japanese do not attempt or if they make the attempt and meet with then the great island continent down under remains securely in the hands of thp United Nations as the southern jumping off point for a major offensive once sufficient men and materiel have been If MacArthur can hold Australia for such a the experts the Dutch and British fighting men serving in his command have a long and cost ly job with plenty of re verses to match the successes they may Turn to Page 9 Flood Waters Still Lap At Homes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood waters still lapped at many homes in Michigans lowlands today but evacuees were hopeful of soon returning to their Although some rivers continued to rise during the most were expected to start falling The United States weather bureau at East Lansing said the how might continue at down stream points until the first death at tributed to the floods was reported from Union Fiveyearold Carle Knauss slipped from the bank of the Joseph risen five and the swift current carriec her Tuscola and Saginaw counties were hard hit by the Water levels in Huron county were the highest on with several bridges and highways washed out The Cass River over flowed at Vassar and inundated floors of a hotel and a bank along Cass At Franken muth in Saginaw hotels had 18 inches of water on their ground IS UP 50 PER CENJ Nelson Promises to Knock Down Interference With War Production By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 18 Donald Nelson has given Amer ica a new knock down all interference to war production whether from management hag gling or union In a broadcast message to the nation last night the war produc tion chief said the countrys fac tories already were turning ou war goods in large volume and that plane production had gone up more than 50 per cent since 7 But this is no reason for false he We need more and forever more of these and we need them now We have got to realize the value of Here is what time is A machinegun factory in full swing can equip a whole regiment in a day and a Thirtysix hours of Thats why hours are important Every minute counts Yet some manufactures have come to the War Production Boarc to plead for just a few extra months before going into war pro Some of them want to delay over Some of them argue before awarding a subcon I know of a case where 26 days were wasted this You and I will not stand for that I know of cases when workers in war plants have been toldby other men in their own keep produc tion to take it not to to spread the job out am make the work last You and not stand for that Turn to Page 9 18 Survivors Of Torpedoed Ships Reach Land Safely Fiji March IS survivors of two ships torpedoed by enemy submarines December two days after the Japanese attacked Pearl reached safety today with harrow ing tales of how 58 others were killed by exposure and Only seven persons reached land of the crew and passengers of the the other 35 having per There were only eleven survivors of the 34 abroad the tanker Chambers of a crew member of the told a story of great hardships on a 38 day voyage in an open lite boat He said the Donerail not listed in Lloyds register was torpedoed and sunk 200 miles from The bound from Suva to nearly rammed a submarine at 9 oclock at night Chambers said the submarine crash dived but later came to the surface and sent a torpedo at the Shells Kill 24 When the missile went the submarine fired seven Twen tyfour persons were Two five men and an 18months old sitting in an outswung were killed outright Chambers was the only person to survive this shot The 24 remaining members of the crew got away in a badly rid dled steel which sank to its Air tanks kept the craft and the cast aways worked two days stuffing the holes with They battled with a gale for n trying to reach but abandoned the attempt because of the weather and made for They finally arrived after sailing about Food and water in the boat wen ruined by immersion so the surviv ors existed on flying biscuits which had been soaked by sal1 vitamin tablets and tinned They caught water in the sail as it rained Heavy gales made the voyage hazardous and the captain was washed overboard and drowned Sixteen others died ot exposure am 6 Danes Beach Land Chambers said six Danes reached The Japanese ai ready had landed and left Taraw before the castaways got bu another party of Japanese arrivec accompanied by an of ficer from another ship and a Tarawa set out from a lagoon by boat in the hope o reaching but landed at Nan the other joined having come on b motorboat Eleven survivors of the tanke Prusa sailed 31 days and finally reached the Gilbert Lloyds lists a Prusa as a net ton oiler of the Tampa Inter ocean Steamship New The Prusa was torpedoed withou warning early in the near Ten men were killed by the ex plosion and 24 escaped hi two life One boat carrying 12 men One man on the othe boat died before his companions reached the They had plenty of food and water but encountered extremelyi bad weather during the long I Stand Backed in Senate but House Seems Bent on Tak ing Matter in Own Hands CONGRESSS MAIL HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 18 President Roosevelts blunt oppo sition to any immediate changes in the 40hourweek law found im portant support in the Senate to but the House still seemed bent on taking matters into its own Even in some Senate quarters there were those who believed that the war production emergen cy called for modification of the overtime pay provisions of the The House manifested every in tention of pushing ahead sideration of legislation which would suspend all maximumhour laws in war and some staunch Administration backers privately were dubious about the chances of defeating such a meas ure if it also contained drastic pro visions for recapture of all corpor ate war profits over six per cent A potent factor in the entire situation was the unabated ava lanche of mail which continued to pour into congressional offices from back demanding that all legislative precautions be taken to prevent any further interrup tion or delay in the arms output Mindful of the fact that this is an election more than one leg islator apparently was apprehen sive lest inaction now be miscon strued by the voters Public Misinformed The President told a press con ference late yesterday that there had been an amazing state of public misinformation on the 40 hour week He spoke out against any change in the law at the present time he things were going along pretty Roosevelt in re sponse to a that some legislation on the 40hourweek and strikes might be required in time but advised against rushing repeating that they were going pretty President in the course of his press de clared that almost all the muni tions plants were now working more than 40 hours a week except in some cases where a shortage of materials He also as serted that time and a half pay for overtime had been the rule in the United States for many Prior to the conference Roosevelt saw William Green and Philip the AFL and CIO and other labor These union chieftains reiterated their pledge of no strikes for the May Have Died by Asphyxia Pathologist Reports ANN March 18 University of Michigan patholo gist reported today that Orville 34yearold Manches ter store clerk whose burned body was found in a woods may have died by Dn Robert who per formed an said in a pre liminary report that he had found indications of asphyxiation and that Wurster had not died from The report was turned ov er to Prosecutor George Meader of Washtenaw The autopsy disclosed smoke in the showing that Wurster was alive apparently at the very time when his clothes were set Parsons The athol ogist said also that he had found kerosene in the Bits of earth taken from beneath the fingernails will be compared with the earth in a shallow trench about 300 yards from where the body was Parsons said his report would not be complete until further includ ing chemical were Meanwhile sheriffs officers re turned to the little Washtenaw county community to question friends of examine two kerosene cans and a shovel for and comb the grounds in the vicinity where the body was found for possible new The body was discovered by a searching party at 10 Tues Wurster was first reported missing early Monday morning when he failedto show up for work at the which was op erated by his Breiten Beside the body were found the two The shovel was discov ered about 300 yards beside a shallow in which was buried Wursters outer Wurster lived with his Dora Themother told officers she spent Sunday night in with her Clarence Wurster said her sons bed clothing was ruffled enough to indicate that be had slept OF ALL HER DEFENSES Commonwealth by News That Bataan Hero Guide Its Destinies BRETT NEW AIR CHIEF By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March confidently and will ngly accepted today an American command of all her sea and the supreme eadership of General Douglas With the enemy already at its and the first phases of the jattle for the continent being wag ed the seas and skies off the north the commonwealth was electrified by news that the hero of Bataan had stepped in to guide its Besides who com mands operations are Lieutenant General George whose assignment to command the air forces inthe AustraliaNew Zea and area and as MacArthurs de puty supreme commander was an nounced today by Prime Minister John Curtin and Vice Admiral Herbert Leary who has been in command of the Allied sea forces in the Anzac zone for more than a This topflight American military at the head not only of Australias own forces but also of most substantial American re infused the com monwealth with new Takes Command at Once Although MacArthur had not yet reached his new headquarters he took over command at It was disclosed that along with his fouryearold son and a dozen members of his made the flight here through the aerial war zone from Bataan in a United States Army By direct route the flight would have been miles to nearest Australian With MacArthur were Major Sutherland and Harold Exchange telegraph reported in a dispatch frpm Canberra that MacArthur arrived at Alice roadrail junction of the defense highway from Darwin to South and was expected to confer with gov ernment officials in Canberra i Turn to Page 9 Is this a rainy day or isnt it has been the question of chief con cern to Commissioner Adelbert Vedder during the last two days in the paper collection For the most part Adrian families de cided it was a rainy day and fail ed to set out their cartons of waste Only 28 boxes were picked up by city collectors yesterday and a few more than 30 The truckers covered the south west and northwest sections of the city today and and plan tomorrow to go to the northeast Families that have filled cartons of waste paper on the west side but did not put them out for collection may phone the pub lic works giving their ad dress and truck will be sent around to pick up the Blueprint For A New World Editors note In their plans to establish a sound international economy and a lasting peace at the end of the American strategists are urging a more real istic study of the causes of con including the weaknesses of the Versailles Claude financial editor of Wide World discusses this sub ject By CLAUDE JAGGER Wide Worm SenIce Financial Editor March 18 The strategy of this war takes under grave consideration the worlds failure to make a lasting peace after the last Those who are projecting this strategy beyond the immediate and crucial objective of military assert that a more realis tic comprehension of the cause and nature of war than was ac quired in the past two decades is The longand trying torment ol a war is likely to result in a sort of emotional blowoff at the taking the form of a mass revul sion from war and everything con nected with it Turn to Page 4 AUCTIONS March Auction sale west of Bliss George See on Market March west of Linehan See on Market March Furnitureauction at Fred See on Market STIMSON DRAWS 3485 Secretary of War Henry Stimson holds up the capsule containing 3485 after he drew it from the fish bowl as the first number in the draft lottery in involving men who registered Right is John Langs who blindfolded the secretary for the Policemen center stands guard over the Mystery of Missing Australian Sloop Solved March 18 mystery of the missing sloop Yarra was dispelled today The Australian warship went down with all her guns firing in the gallant but hopeless defense of a convoy against three heavy Japanese cruisers and two destroy ers off Every ship of the con were nine was picked off by Japanese broad The story of the Yarras last fight was related by Sub F Marshall of the royal navy volun teer who has reached an Australian port His mine sweeper was destroyed along with the Beat Off Sub Attack He said six vessels escorted by the Yarra and the mine sweeper left Batavia for Tjilatjap on the south coast of Java A submarine attack on 28 was beaten off with depth A second mine sweeper and an Indian sloop joined the convoy in time to fight off another sub marine attack March Then at dawn on March 4 the Japanese cruisers and destroyers were The convoy scatter the Yarra staying behind to lay a smokescreen and try to delay the But the situation was The convoy had a maximum speed of 14 The enemy could maneuver at more than 30 Against the 8inch guns of the cruisers and 5inch guns of the the convoy could muster one antisubmarine some machine guns and the Yarras Fire at Point Blank Range At point blank range the Japa nese concentrated on one after another until every one was Lieut Marshall and 13 of his 15 men drifted on two floats for three days until Survivors of the British destroy ers Jupiter and sunk hi other sea fighting off also have reached They or ganized a crew for an ancient coal burning vessel at Tjilatjap with refugee passengers acting as sailed her to LISTS TO BE PUBLISHED Arthur 38 year old farmer who lives three miles northeast of is Lenawee countys 1 in national registration of men for military service since Married and the father of two Betz has serial number a Dutch ship rescued GOING TO March 18 Lord former British min ister of war will go to the United it was an nounced officially A dispelling recent doubts as to whether Beaverbrook would continue in work for the government since his removal from the said the publisher would carry on efforts in connec tion with the pooling of United Na tions Late Bulletins March 18 Army planes were reported to have crashed in flames in a field five miles east of Lima shortly before noon First reports there were no said March 18 The Navy announced today that two merchant vessels have been torpedoed off the Atlantic coast The brief announcement gave no detail of the torpedoing and de scribed the ships merely as two additional merchant DRAFT LIS1 Nine Million Men in Nation and iri Lenawee Get Order Numbers from the the second number drawn big goldfish bowl at Washington last night by govern ment With only men listed in the third registration con ducted In the no one in Lenawee had serial number the first number drawn from the fish bowl by Secretary of War Hen ry Betz has lived on his present farm for the last eight or ten A Betz Also Is Second Draftee 2 on the Lenawee list is Clarence Betz who lives three miles northwest of Sand Creek on the Harold Muck He is no relation of the 1 reg Clarence Betz is married and has one His serial num ber is the third number drawn from the bowl at The complete list of serial num bers of Lenawee county men has been posted on the bulletin board at selective service headquarters in the Adrian The master lisl of order numbers drawn in Wash ington probably will be received in about ten Harry Len awee draft board said to When the master list is re ceived the draft board clerks will begin the compilation of the of ficial Lenawee county order The official list will be published from day to day in The Some men through out the nation were given order numbers in the lottery at Washing ton last in the 2021 age group and between the ages of 35 and They regis tered The indications are that those with the first order numbers will begin receiving ques tionnaires in The first induc tions fromthe new list are likely in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Veterans of public office as well as the man on the street were af fected today by the draft with Michigans Governor Van Wagoner and Frank Murphy among Turn to Page 9 10 LEAVE The first Lenawee county draft contingent to be inducted into the Army under the new system that went into effect March 16 will leave Adrian tonight at The men will go to Detroit by bus and will Inducted into the Army and receive physical exami nations Those who pass the physical tests then will be granted an Immediate ten day fur if it is to com plete business affairs at The first draftcontingent of the month left Adrian March 10 and a third will leave March JS Japanese Stung Into Futile Push by MacArthurs Removal March 18 General MacArthurs departure from Bataan to become supreme commander in the southwest Pa cific apparently stung the Japanes nto an futile attack on the wartoughened American and Philippine troops now under th direct command of Major General Jonathan After several days of a War Department communique on the Philippines recounted late the enemy launched a sudden raid on our lines in Bataan This attack was easily repulsed by General Wainwrights Our harbor defenses were heav ily shelled for several hours by en emy batteries from the Cavite The bombardment causei only slight A Japanese destroyer shelled the port of Cebu for a brief Ni damage General his family and aides apparently experiencec no difficulty in leaving the Philip and neither did Francis B American high commissione to the Philippines commonwealth President Roosevelt announced yes terday that Sayre had arrived safe ly in and was on his way to the United States to deliver re ports and hold The President said that Sayre probably would return to the southwest Pa cific area American and Australian Air Forces Strike at Foes New Guinea Invasion Force By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Navy announced today that a Jap anese invasion force concentrated near Salamaua and New Gui had been smashed by Ameri can and Australian air forces with the sinking or damaging of 23 Jap anese vessels including 12 war The heavy losses inflicted on he enemy by the combined Amer Australian forces were accomplished with the loss of but me said Navy communique The same report ing on activities in other areas dis closed that the American subma rinei has been overdue in the western Pacific for more than a month and must be presumed to Next of kin of those aboard the including Lieu tenant Commander Louis of have been notified of the loss of the the communique dis closed that the American subma Sea had been so damag ed at in the as necessitate her demolition to prevent her use by the enemy in event of and the da World War type demolished at the Dutch Indies base of Soerbaja to prevent her falling into the hands of the There were no personnel casualties in the cases of the Sea Lion and the Stewart JAPS BAED SOLOMONS NEW March 18 new Japanese air raids today on the Solomon Islands east of Cape York were announced by Prim Minister John an Austral ian broadcast The heard by CBS said Tulagi and one other point in the islands were attacked but tha details the raids had not ye been By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Red armies of the center were reported today to have encircled a German garrison at west of Mos cow and closest foothold to the Russian capital still retained by the Nazi It was to Gzhatsk that the Ger mans withdrew after their disas trous defeats at Mozhaisk and Bor On the rail line from Mos cow to Gzhatsk lies 201 miles west of the capital and onlj 35 miles northeast of the key Ger man defense position at A Morocco radio station broad cast a Moscow report that heavy fighting was under way in the su burbs of Germanheld in dustrial city of the Donets Basin 400 miles below the Nazi survivors of the southwes tern the site of which was not specifically were said to have The Crimea is the scene of es pecially heavy combat said a Bu charest dispatch to the Vichy newa Russian tank and artil lery crews were reported keeping German and Rumanian troops un der continuous fire along the 20 mile front between Arbatskya Strelka and of Russian troops In the last few days to pierce Axis lines on the Kerch the dispatch are considered in military circles to be the greatest that can be undertaken in such a confined Russians killed 500 invaders to reoccupy a number of settlements on the Klainin between Smo lensk and the informa tion bureau Lenawee Draft List The first 100 names on the third Lenawee county draft compiled unofficially by The Telegram1 appear The complete official list in the county will be printed from day to day when it is compiled by the county draft The county board probably will receive a copy of the official master drawn last night in within the next 10 days and will begin the compilation of the county list In the past The Telegram has compiled complete unofficial draft On this occasion the official list will be printed as soon as it is Sequence Serial Name and Address 1 2850 Arthur Rt Blissfield 2 441 Clarence Rt Clayton 3 2986 Emerson Adrian 4 3070 Leslie Morenci 5 1817 John Tecumseh 6 1103 Francis Adrian 7 1790 Earl Morenci 8 1584 George CaUahan Adrian 9 176 Raymond Adrian 10 1577 James Adrian 11 1156 Melvin Rt Morenci 12 2309 Leland Rt Palmyra 13 2203 Floyd Rt 14 606 Carl Ad rian 15 359 Cosper Kt Hudson Sequence Serial Name and Address 16 129 Leo Tecumseh 17 968 Guy Britton 18 2528 Edward Delan Adrian 19 2460 Herschel Seneca 20 1337 Clifford Adrian 21 537 Jessie Rt Deerfield 22 2321 Winston Adrian 23 2978 Russell Clin ton 24 2402 Fred Adrian 2679 Julian Rt Adrian 26 2182 Arthur Adrian 27 1218 Journey Clinton 28 1256 Merlen Adrian 29 1291 Leo Adrian 30 2681 Harry Rt Adrian Turn to DRAFT Page 6 ;

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