Adrian Daily Telegram, March 19, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

March 19, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 19, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer oo Tiro MARCH PRICE 3 Administration Leaders Work to Suspend Present Sab bath Pay Setup WAR CODES ARE PROPOSED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March ministration leaders worked today 1o have Sunday double time pay suspended for the wars duration by mutual consent of management and labor in arms The effort was still in its pre liminary hut presumably the plan would call for substituting time and a half for the present double time rate prevailing on Sun Sunday double time has been one phase of the laborwar production problem which has evoked sharp public criticism specifically in those cases where inability of labor and management to agree on the question has halted mili tary industries for the These shutdowns have caused such bitter comments as There is no double pay Sundays on While some voluntary agreement on the Sunday pay question was being the House Naval Committee convened to open hear ings on drastic wartime legislation which would eliminate higher wages for overtime and recapture all war industry profits in excess of six per cent On the Senate side of the capi Senator Pepper DFla came forward with the suggestion that voluntary war industry codes be established to govern working conditions and Pepper told reporters he believed that codes similar to those em ployed in NRA days could be evolved which would standardize labor relations by Might Limit Profits If in accepting such agreed to make sacrifices to fur ther the war then manage ment probably would be willing to limit its profits he pre Pepper and other administration supporters in Congress made it that strenuous ef forts were being made to work out agreements between management and labor by which Sunday double time pay could be waived in all essential war Turn to Page 2 Officers Hope to Gat Full Strength in Next 2 Weeks Recruiting for the second com pany of Michigan State Troops which was authorized for Lenawee county early this month has reach ed a total of between 40 and 50 men to according to Captain Guy company comman The company should reach the full strength of 77 men during the next two weeks and a requisi tion for uniforms and rifles will be sent to state headquarters at that The group meets every Monday night from 8 until oclock for drill and instruction in military Men who are interested in joining the as well as are invited training Captain Punches to visit the said that en listment was open to any man in the and that among the recruits to a wide represen tation of county towns has been Other officers of the company are First Lieutenant Robert Kiest and Second Lieutenant El wood Nazi Atrocities In Poland Told NEW March 19 CP A story of the systematic enslave ment of Poland by German in vasion forces is told in the Polish White Occupation of released for the min istry of foreign affairs of the Pol ish government in In charging atrocities to the Ger the paper lists official copies of police posters and secret The paper is an extract of a note ad dressed to allied and neutral pow The Polish information described the said we are told how people were mur dered in cold how others were driven from their homes many instances of col lective rape are reportedcount less young ordered to re port for agricultural were sent to brothels to Here is revealed the fate that awaits Hitlers the infor mation center the scientific sapping of the physical strength of the people accompanied by the de liberate abasement of their morals through debauchery and Another section dealt with Ger man economic decrees such as maximum exploitation of the forests without taking into account the need of and the feeding of that part of the popula tion engaged to war work for Ger many even though the rest AUSTRALIAN CONVOYS GUN CREW READY Pointing this mobile antiaircraft gun on a transport bound for Australia was ready to go into action against the Troops of this convoy were part of the considerable numbers the War Department announced have arrived in Another ship of the convoy is in the Air Raid Fire Signals and Bells Co Action Into March 19 ians experienced conflicting emo tions when air raid fire truck signals and church bells went into action to celebrate the stak ing or damaging of 23 Japanese vessels off New The demonstration was ordered by acting mayor Thomas Ltae who had announcements of the victory broadcast over the air raid signal intersperced among siren Some persons telephoned news paper offices and police stations as the din began yesterday afternoon to inquire whether it signalized an air There was no how aware from the broad cast announcements that the noise was for good spread the which mounted in optimism as it passed from one person to an One telephone inquirer asked whether it was true that ten Jap anese battleships had been A judge smilingly told a jury that he had heard 23 Japanese warships have been and the people are blowing ring ing bells and making quite a com The jury applauded heart Linehan said in a telegram last night to President Roosevelt That the celebration was undertaken as a direct and spontaneous result of your advice yesterday to stop being to instill some of the joy of life into the to wave the get enthusiastic and give the people something to brighten them 2 CHINESE A RUES March 19 The War Department announced today that Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell of the United States Army had been put in com mand of the Fifth and Sixth Chi nese Armies operating with British forces defending Burma against the The action was taken by General Chiang KaiShek of a brief communique General Stilwell went to China a few weeks ago and served in itially as Chiangs chief of Military officials expressed the belief that General Stilwells ap pointment represented the first time that an American Army offi cer had been given command of a major body of Chinese al though American adventurers have commanded a native of and 59 years old was promoted to Lieutenant General last A 1904 graduate of the military he holds the distinguish ed service medal for service in France in the first World War dur ing the St Mihiel 4 ARMY PILOTS DIE IN CRASHES March 19 army pilots on a mission from De troit for the air corps ferry com mand were killed when their planes crashed on farms six miles east of here yesterday to a blinding snow The as listed at the air base at Wayne County Detroit were second lieutenants Edward Lake Vil flight leader Arnel Oklahoma City Eu gene and Earl Peso All the which fell within a half mile burst into flames upon One farm wife spoke of a flash so bright it seem ed to darken the electric lights in my Evidence indicated that at least one of the pilots tried to use his of the population has to be but that his ship hit the with a minimum of Iground before he could bail out Manchester Mans Death Stirs Alarm March 19 Alarmed citizens of this village of still without an of ficial explanation of the torch death of 34yearold Orville probed their memories today in search of a clue that might explain why the popular young store clerk would take his own or why anyone would want to kill Murder or a motive is missing up to Sheriff John Osborn Wursters burned body was dis covered Tuesday morning to a lonely woods more than a mile from the heart of The dis covery came almost a year after the body of Miss Hazel Briggs of Detroit was charred beyond to a rubbish dump on the other side of the similarity ortheiwo deaths has caused Mayor Haeusler and others to fear that one person was responsible for both The Briggs mystery has never been Every woman in the village is afraid to go on the street Haeusler Windows are bolt ed and doors Everyone is Weve got to get an ex planation for Orvilles If county officers dont do well post a reward here and conduct an investigation of our Friends and relatives testified at an inquest yesterday and with out stated that Wurster had no had no fears and and was not likely to commit Dora his told county officers she thought her son was wellliked by everyr one he She said he was an active president of his church mens and that the Van Rague of the Emanuel Evangelical church was his most intimate confidant The Van called to testify at a special inquest in the Manchester jury said he had known Wurster for some 13 and that during that whole time he was and at no time moody or Ermine Wurster of brother of told officers Im positive my brother didnt commit He had no wor ries and just wasnt the kind of person who would do that Mac Arthur Party Taken From Bataan By Torpedo Boats NEW March 19 Small but fast motor torpedo boats carried General Douglas Mac his wife and and a small group of aides on the peril ous first leg of their journey from Bataan Peninsula to ac cording to a copyrighted Melbourne dispatch published today by New York Herald The correspondent Allen Ray learned that the MacArthur party left Bataan by night on March 11 and traveled south along the coast of the Philippine Islands for two hiding in bayous during the daylight to reach the rendezvous with the big plane which carried the group to Aus Three days of the oneweek journey was spent to waiting for the it was At times the little boats were pounded by heavy Raymond He quoted a member of the party as saying We took a terrific spots it was like riding to one of those out boardmotor racing The point of their arrival to Aus Raymond naturally is secret but the planes which landed the MacArthurs and their party fa Australia March 17 kept clear of northern Aus tralian port which has been under air PAY OVERTIME iT Lawyers Plan Would Add 25 Billion Man Hours to War Effort March 19 A tax program based on adding 10 hours to the present 40hour work week with the government taking the cash overtime payments as in come taxes was presented to the House Ways and Means Commit tee today by Joseph a New York The witness told the committee that under his plan persons una ble or unwilling to perform extra work in most cases would pay an equivalent war tax in cash equal to 25 per cent of net Man agement would rearrange all non war working schedules to permit overtime for all Restoration of the standard 40 hour week when peace comes will open up jobs again to as many as were released for war Goodbar and peace will in this way lose one of its presenl terrors of magnified unemploy ment About workers will be freed for war contended that gramwould make man hours available for pro duction and would more thar achieve the Presidents program of plane and tank The extra he would be enough to provide tanks planes and auto matic He cited these three advantages of such a scheme in extra rev enue to balance the budget and stop extra man hours to produce war munitions without much shrinkage in con sumer goods or standards of living Preservation of our private enterprise against the time when it will be needed to provide jobs Secretary Morgenthau mean while said at a press conference that a Treasury decision on a pro posal to require employers to pay overtime wages in defense bonds instead of cash would be postpon ed until about July He explained that the plan came so close to enforced tha it could be considered only in con nection with abandonment of the present voluntary system of de fense bond PLEA TO AM NAZIS aper Says AntiHitler Front Must Determine Future Progress of War iOMBINGS STEPPED UP By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March appeal to Britain and the United States for opening of an offensive against Germany was sounded to day The Moscow Englishlan guage organ published in Kuiby advocated simultaneous at with all the forces and re sources of the antiHitler coalition o capitalize on gains made by the Red army through the icy Not Hitler but the antiHitler ront can and must determine the future progress of the the newspaper This cannot be achieved by invocations and incon sequential speculation about the uture organization of the Steppedup bombings to involve both British and United States squadrons are the only official in dication of a sustained diversion program in western al Jiough military experts regard a summer invasion of Germanoccu pied Norway and Germanallied Finland from the Arctic Sea as a logical War supply aid for Russia is officially Lord British ambassador to declared in a speech 26 that the regular and home guard troops stationed in Britain ivere needed for defense against in the Germanfree dom secret continental German soldiers and laborers were moving to Hoi and to reinforce the channel coast and these preparations Hit er actually expects a landing by British and American Turn to Page 17 March 19 considerable force of Jap anese is advancing overland to ward Port New Guinea along the Markham valley from the Port Moresby correspon dent of the Sydney Sun reported The correspondent said that as yet there was no direct threat to Port Moresby by this overland in but that it was presum ed the Japanese soon would comi in contact with the Latest reports said the Austral ian forces included New Guinea volunteer rifles recruited from the civilian Lae lies on the northeast coast of New separated from Port 180 miles airline al most due by a series mountain ranges whose peaks are more than feet By following the Markham val which runs due west from Las the Japanese apparently are at tempting to gain the central pla then to strike south from there to the where they could follow a comparatively wid stretch of low land south and east to Port CARLOADINGS UP March 19 The Association of American Rail roads reported today that cars of revenue freight were loaded during the week ending last Satur This was an increase of or compared with the preceding week an increase o or per com pared with a year and an in crease of or per compared with Lenawee countys rural schools are doing their bit towards aiding he national defense county school reports after a sur vey of what the teachers and pu pils have been doing throughout ihe Teachers are rapidly making the pupils Arm strong with 122 of the countys 148 rural schools engaged n collecting waste rags and other items valuable to the defense program The material is sold and the money converted into defense which are then distributed among those who col lected the The teachers have been unusual ly helpful in cooperating with the Armstrong with many of them bringing in the loads of rags and evn scrap iron to be sold in 100 Participation The schools in Madison and Franklin townships are participating to the program 100 per All schools but one are taking part in UAW and CM to Recast Worlc ing Contract March 19 flat 1 a day wage increase and further increases every 90 days based on a major demands to be made by the United Automobile Workers negotiations are begun here tomorrow between the union and General Motors Corporation for a recasting of the working The contract expires on April Company and union spokesmen said today that if negotiations go be yond that date there probably would be no interruption of work but that whatever agreement was reached would be made retroactive to the expiration of the present Other demands call for the pay ment of a 5100 maturity value de fense bond in lieu of vacations cur rently based on one weeks pay averaging a 30minute paid lunch the addition of Arm istice Day to the list of double time five hours pay allowance for men for whom no work is available after they report for duty and provision for 10 and 15 per cent premium for night Ten per cent is asked for shifts on which more than half the work hours fall between and and 15 per cent for work between midnight and The union also will ask 60day pay for employees entering mili tary Currently the cor poration is giving two weeks full Under conditions of employment the union is specifying that new employees must become members of the union within 30 days and that all employees covered by the contract must remain in good standing with their local The contract would cover all em except those with author ity to hire and fire and those cov ered by other unions certified by the National Labor Relations AntiAircraft Fire Parries Thrust At Port Moresby By Heavy Jap Bombers Countys Rural Schools Doing Bit In Defense Effort Air Raid Drills And Salvage Collection Emphasized Residents Urged to Clear Out Attics and Collect Tools With the appointments of all air raid wardens completed in the 12 city precincts and the various areas and stations city air raid today urged both wardens and re sidents of the city to provide tools and equipment and to take precau tions in the event of air raids as recommended by national offi Wardens will begin immediately to interview residents in their neighborhood and to pass on the post short tune the indications are that a short course of including work iri first will be given the air raid Arrangements for the course of study now are being Some of the sug gestions for residents city as as follows out all basements and barns so fire fighters may en ter attics are not equipped with install cat walks at on all garden spray pumps and ladders and make certain where certain that houses can be blacked out on short at least a bushel of dry sand on hand at all sure there is an open ing into your a hoe and a pair of leather gloves in a handy The air raid wardens themselves will be given more detailed in They will be required to list the various houses and build ings in their respective areas and to determine the number of people living in They will urge the cooperation of everyone and make special arrangements to help the blind and the feeble in the event of They also will de signate fire school she but ropes and poles get broken and the boards dont replace Each school teacher has been requested o have her pupils write their boards asking for an outdoor flag and SENATE PASSAGE OF PLAN IS LOOKED FOR March 19 Clear sailing was indicated in the Senate today for Houseapproved legislation authorizing the creation of a Womens Army Auxiliary Corps of volunteer mem Democratic leaders predicted that the bill would pass the Senate by an easy majority whenever call ed The House approved it al most three to The which has the ap proval of the War Department au thorizes organization of a uniform ed corps of women to work at army rates of pay to air raid warning centers and in many other civil ian jobs now held by The women would live to barracks un der army Chairman Reynolds DNC of the Senate Military Committee said he had heard no concrete opposi tion and expected to get the bill up on the floor Senator of he Democratic said I ex pect it to It will come I after the Langer case is dis posed whenever that will Bombers Are Based In Guatemala GUATEMALA March 19 States bombing ready for any now are carrying out important patrols to defense of Central America anc the Panama Canal from an air base somewhere in Bearing heavy loads of the planes maintain explo less vigil far out over the Pacific and the The base from which they are operating was established with the cooperation of the Guatemalan government like other Cen tral American declared war upon the Axis powers after the Japanese sneak attack upon Pearl General Frank An heading the Caribbean de fense has just completed an inspection of the base accom panied by highranking officers of the United States Air Force anc American firs correspondents permitted to visit the The group arrived in the field in the generals with An drews himself at to find the place a bee hive of activ Guatemalan workmenwere bus ily engaged to facilities at the field and constructing quar ters for ground troops who have been assigned to guard the base and equipment Turn Page 2 Ogden and Dover Schools to the remaining town hips are participating but not 100 per cent All but four of the 148 schools lelong to the Junior Red Cross and a large number are taking part in activities relating to it In a few of the the girl pupils pend their recess and noon hours h Armstrong said that all the rural schools have been asked to iractice air raid drills to a way so hat no fear would result among the The teachers were requested to have the drills to the orm of games and many interest ng devices have been Only a few of the rural schools lave making it diffi cult to find a safe The main point stressed is to get the children where they will be away rom flying fragments so the Eng ish method has been adopted that of having the children duck under a heavy desk or under seats f there is no better Take Cover Preferred One teacher reports that she never uses the words air raid substituting for it the Eng ish take The other she said that her 22 pu pils vanished from her sight in al most the time it took her to say take Armstrong said that the rural school system was cognizant of the fact that a defense must be built up with the children against psychological We have ilaced in the hands of all teach irs an article on that subject by a psychiatrist rom the Michigan Child Guidance institute at Ann Air raid drills must be practiced the same as fire drills to avoid panic in case we should ever have the unfortu nate experience of an air Armstrong In addition to these defense ac the schools are engaging n other patriotic They ake patriotic stag pa xiotic songs and carry on with their health and safety Armstrong lamented the f rthenmral schools are without outdoor flags and flag is a school law that iese shall be purchased by the 400 Employees Approve Pay roll Deduction for Buying Bonds Employees of the GerityAdrian Corporation are participating 100 per cent in a defense bond pur chase plan operates through deductions from their weekly pay The initiated by Local 726 of the International Union of Mill and Smelter took effect last Office employees agreed to the plan to make it 100 per cent Approximately 400 work ers are The bond purchase plan operates on a schedule whereby an em ployee earning from to per week has deducted for the purchase of a Those earning from 530 to weekly set aside 52 and those earning 545 or per week have The proposal was unanimously adopted by the union and will con tinue to operate for the duration of the In the the employees pur chased defense stamps every The new system will do away with stamp purchases and the money deducted will be held to the work ers account until enough is accu mulated to purchase an Officers of the union are Law rence president Nor man vice president and Leo executive vice president GIRL BITTEN BY DOG WHILE RIDING BICYCLE Lois Heckinger of 1328 Michigan Avenue was bitten in the leg by a dog while riding her bicycle down the sidewalk at 4 oclock yesterday The a collie owned by Michael Silbert of 1158 Michigan attacked the girl as she was riding past the Silbert resi according to Lloyd VanEt city dbg warden who investi gated the The girl was bitten on her right leg below the knee and she was treated by a physi 1RSHIPJN FIRE Allied Aircraft Continue At tacks on Massing Jap Invasion Forces By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March If bent on blasting their way into a forward foothold for a lunge into despite the wrecking of one invasion by allied bomb the Japanese hurled heavy bombers today against Port Mores but expert antiaircraft fire parried the in the latest counter stroke against the Jap anese sea strength massed and massing to the arc of islands north of a direct hit was de clared to have left Japanese heavy cruiser plumed with smoke at New and near misses were claimed on large The harbor of Rabaul is on the right wing of the Japanese drive into the southwest Pacific and the raid occurred at daybreak yester presumably the combined work of United States and Aus ralian Their bombs were like flaming exclamation points to the confi dence which has swept Australia vith news of the great flow of manpower and weapons streaming n from the United States to help convert both Australia and New Zealand into island fortresses Kocpang Attacked The communique said aerial scouting also was carried out else vhere on New Britain and a night air attack on Japanesecaptured capital of Dutch Timor second in two damage to runways and buildtogs and spread large From all these it only one plane was The Japanese reconnoitered the tfew Guinea air front throughout the the communique and quickly followed up recon naissance of islands hear Cape York in northeast Australia with an sWppmgJromwhich no is yet An earlier announcement by the Prime Minister said Japanese planes twice raided the overnment seat on Florida island n the Solomon jut caused only slight Two or three natives were Attack the Watchword Attack has been the watchword of Australian forces in the opening brushes of this continental strug so far principally air blows to jreak up Japans invasion armadas as fast as she can accumulate them in the offshore and defense against the enemys aerial forerunners of But instead of mere de now has become the goal with the promise held out that the jattle of Australia may become the turning point of the war in the Pa last of Japans aggres sions and the first step back for the United Nations on the road to The Yanks in Australia have seen flowing in secretly by ship and by along with sup plies and equipment and their presence was known to Australians before the first public an nouncement of their arrival yes Members Unknown Australians have seen the Amer icans in ports and inland cities and in camps along with their own fighting men Except for Prime Minister Curtins state ment that American aid now here is most thev do not know the which is secret information the Japanese would be eager to Turn to Page 17 ATTACK SUCCESSFUL e RAF March 19 announced today that torpedo carrytog planes had staged a suc cessful attack on enemy shipping to the central Mediterranean on Tuesday setting one merch ant ship on fire and scoring a hit on a larger Late Bulletins The battle about Australias northern tip broke into new fury late to day with Allied air attacks on the Japanese at several Island points and sensational reports that Ger man missionaries are leading an overland Japanese invasion In New Messages from Port on southern New said the German missionaries and their Nazified native pupils were guiding the Japanese in a drive from the north March IB UP The safe arrival of a fresh contingent of Canadian troops to Britain was announced today by the Canadian March jp Petroleum CoOrdtaator Ickes an nounced today a rigid gasoline coupon rationing system would be instituted in the East and Pacific Northwest as soon as the cards rein be he estimated would be within six The card rationing would sup plant the curtailment program in situted over the same area today through redaction by 20 per cent to the supplies of gasoline deliver ed to filling ;

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