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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY Rmri Weather DeUlU on Pw Two 1942 PRICE 3 Apparently Preparing to With draw From Donets River Stronghold FIRES RAGING IN CITY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 20 demolition squads were reported blasting military stores of blood stained Kharkov today in apparent preparation for a forced withdraw al from that stronghold of the upper River defense sys tem before Red army A Stockholm dispatch to the London Dail Mail said great fires raged in onetime steel center of population 400 miles south of and it was obvious the whole upper Donets Jine is sagging to the point of col gun and ammunition de pots are being the dis patch with threatening Red legions in the suburbs of the city the Germans captured last Oil stores and other supplies as sembled for use against the Rus sians also were reported going up in smoke as the Germans appar ently realized the occupation is at an Russian dispatches yesterday charged that the Germans had killed civilians in but there was no direct word from Moscow as to the progress of mili tary operations against the garri Soviet information bureau A indicates SalamuaLae area on the east t Japanese vessels including 12 warships had been coast of New Guinea the Navy or damaged by Allied air The last night reported three more communities were recaptured on the southwestern front in fighting which left hundreds of German dead on the battlefields and that invaders were killed in 48 hours of action recently in the Len ingrad The Moscow the capture of radio announced junction of five Important roads in the Kalinin sec tor northwest of the It did not identify the but Stock holm observers said the report might indicate encircled Rzhev had Stockholm advices identified Kharkov as the headquarters of Field Marshall Fedor Von whom Adolf Hitler trans ferred to the south from the cen tral front The dispatch said it is not yet clear whether he has March 20 IP The following Navy 58 was issued last night Far compliance with orders from the Navy Rear Admiral Francis Rock well U the commandant of the 16th naval district Philippine Islands has arrived in Rear Admiral Rockwell left Cor regidor in General MacArthurs party which reached Australia on March He is now in Mel When Japan attacked the Phil ippines without Admiral Rockwell was in command of the 16th naval with his head quarters at the navy which is across Manila Bay from When the naval establish ment there became no longer ten it was destroyed Admiral Rockwell then proceeded to Corregidor with the naval and Marine Corps forces under his command and since then has tak en part in the defense of Correg idor and the Batasn Peninsula un der command of General MacAr His naval and Marine Corps forces number only about one third of the regular Army troops in that It is expected that Admira Rockwell will be assigned to an appropriate probably at There is nothing Erom other to reporl 3 FAIL 10 PASS Rejections for physical reasons among the group of Lenawee coun ty draftees which left for Detroi Wednesday night amounted to 23 It was learned from unofficial sour ces The men who failed to pass the physical examinations were returned to Adrian by train las night The bus left Adrian Wednes day night at and arrived in Detroit at 10 The men were quartered at the Fort Shelby Hotel overnight and underwen their physical examinations th next dare Kafer of Pal myra was appointed leader of th Harry of the draf said that official notice o the rejections probably will arriv in a day or The number whc were returned may not be com plete Cole because Army physicians may have held som cases over for a more thorough WHERE JAP INVASION FORCE WAS SMASHED PACIFIC OCEAN KAVIENG NEW Sea A Arafura Sea CARDWElA AUSTRALIA BARROW CREEK MILES AT EQUATOR Stilwell Heads All Forces In Burma And China Mot Guilty Verdict Returned in Paul Jackson Trial Ezra 23yearold Adrian routh charged with breaking into he Southern Michigan Produce Company warehouse on Lawrence went on trial before a Lenawee circuit court jury today as the March term jurors neared the end of their Two other juries that heard cases earlier this week returned their verdicts yesterday afternoon about an hour apart The jury which tried Paul Jack of Adrian on a charge of wreaking into the William grocery store at 824 East Beecher Street returned a verdict if not guilty at 3 oclock yesterday The jurors deliberated about an hour and a Jackson s represented at the trial hy James Adrian The jury which heard the civil case brought byObed Evans of Macon against Dorrance Duitlap and Lyman Dunlap found for the returing a verdict at 2 oclock yesterday afternoon of no cause of The suit in volved a dispute over a car repair bill with Evans claiming he was overcharged for work done by Jie Dunlaps at Docs Frame Axle The case was an appeal court where Justice FYanklin Russell also found for e After Bertrams trial jury was drawn this Judge Arthur Rathbun dismissed the other jurors for the Representing Bertram in the trial are Kuney and Rex Mar tin of the Kuney Martin law Jurors hearing the case are Edith Edith Ed Blanche Charles C Holland Elva Hazel Fred Setzler and Gertrude March 20 Jnited States Lieut Joseph Stilwell announced today he md been placed in command of all forces in India and recently made chief of staff to General Chiang Allied Supreme Commander in the Ihina pledged that everything China needs to help ler war effort will be furnished without March 20 Investigators of the mysterious leath of Wurster today questioned the owner of an auto mobile which was said to have been parked near the death scene on the morning the body was dis Sheriffs deputies arrested the car owner shortly after last mid night and took him to Washte naw county jail in Ann Sheriff John Osborn said the man had been a psychiatric patient al the University of Michigan within the past Town Marshal Willard Schabile of Manchester said he had seen a large sedan parked beside the ChelseaManchester road a few hundred yards from the woodec hill where Wursters burned bodj was The car was there a1 four hours be fore the body was Schabile ATE SET BY PRESIDENT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March f 45 to 65 must register on April 7 for noncombatant possi y work in war under he selective service President Roosevelt set the date It will be the fourth registration uring the1 current war emergency and the second since the war actu lly engulfed the United The Chief Executive issued a under terms of the elective service which pro ides that The registration of male citizens f the United States and other male ersons who were born on or after and on or before ebruary shall take place n the United States and the terri ories of Alaska and and in orto Rico on April be ween the hours of 7 and 9 The usual exceptions were made or persons already in the armed orces and for registration in xceptional cases prior or after le prescribed March 20 is hungry and jattered by invasion but even as the British prepare to meet new Japanese thrusts into the hinter and of the Burmans are clamoring with growing insistence for Burmas appetite for selfrule has been whetted by theimpending visit of Sir Stafford Cripps to In dia and Governor Sir Hugh Regi nald DormanSmith is said unof ficially to have asked London to send Cripps on Since the Japanese the Burma autonomous movement had been pigeonholed by mutual con but with indications that In dia is approaching dominion status Burmese leaders have taken up the cry again and are understood to have made formal Six of the nine members of the Burma of the governor since Burmans do not elect their own meeting daily with DormanSmith in a temporary upcountry capital attempting to deal with the vast problems of evacuating hundreds of thousands of Indian They had been routed from the Delta region by the Japanese oc cupation besides suddenly depriving Burma of her foreign also cost her most of her granary and some of her Burma is now described as broke but British loans expected to tide over that President Roosevelt has ex iressed his determination to use all means necessary to clear China f the he told his firsl ress I am unable to go into details as to just what help r equipment is on the bu ou may assume from the fact thai have been assigned to commanc Jnited States forces in Jurma and India that the effor ontemplated is The United States means busi less and we wont be satisfied unti ve see American and Chinese roops in Tokyo Stilwell has just returned from an inspection trip to the British Chinese positions in when le commands the Fifth and Sixti Chinese Stilwell warned against im patience while the United Nation are mustering their forces for tin nevitable There is a great deal of work o do and there are mistake 0 be he The American commander said the American Volunteer Group fliers would beused to protect hi Chinese troops in and addec iiat one of my biggest worrie s to get adequate air support fo those theyll get H said their discipline was He described the Chinese soldie i one of the best in the If he has the equipment and sup no one can lick 11 A total of 11 applications for volunteer officer training have been received during the last few days at the office of the Lenawee county selective service board Men between the ages of 18 and who have been placed in Class HIA because of dependency are eligible to file for this special train but men under 21 years o age must have the written cohsen of their parents or The seeking new of ficers will send men in this training category through a fourmonth if satisfactorily com will result in a commission as a Second lieutenant If the can ididate fails to he will be The marshal noted the license I dismissed and returned to civilian number and the owner was traced life with his classification under through state records at draft State Moves to Break Stalemate In Detroit Protective Service Row PLANE FOR NELSON March 20 The RFC has bought Donald Nel war production an air plane to expedite his travels about the it was learned Since the War Production Board had no funds to make such a pur RFC holds title to it and is renting it to The pilot is March 20 state moved in today to break a stalemate in a controversy which has delayed the setting up of civilian protective services in the metropolitan defense area embrac ing Macomb and Oakland Governor Van Wagoner assigned State Police Captain Donald Leonard to take over in Detroit at once the task of establishing a working protective service in those The effort has been in terrupted by a controversy be tween state and Detroit officials over jurisdictional and financial WPB 1 who is state commander of the Citizens Defense be comes also the acting commander of the metropolitan area protec tive The governor said Leonarc would serve as a trouble shootei and technician to build an ade quate protective pending ap pointment of a permanent comman der at a later Turn to Page 11 March Auction north of Hudson Victor See on Market March Auction east of Britton See Market March Auction south of Blissfield See on Mar ket Murdering Aged Grandmother LOS March 2 Fred 24 yearold church told of leers today he killed his age Sophie Spiegel as well as his Rogers was charged with mur der after he just tw weeks that he chloroforme his Lillie 44 on February and causei death of his Courtne last October b iiring Both death originally were recorded as sui Death of Spiegelmann had been attributed to foo In a postmidnight questioning Deputy Sheriff Larry Carmac told Rogers he had obtained court order to exhume Spieg elmanns body at San Carmack said Rogers knew hi randmothers two hous es in San Diego and casl would go to him or his said Rogers later got the money which he used to study the organ and got the property after hi mothers SKIDMORES NUMBER UP HAS TO PAY OF March 20 liam Skidmores number cam up today and he had to pay of to the federal government The man prosecutors called key figure in Chicagos gamblin setup was under compusion surrender to the Marshal t begin serving a 30 months term i the penitentiary for federal in come tax His William Sco said he did not cofltem plate any further moves and Skid more was ready to go Thus the sun was setting on th 40year career of Billy Skidmor onetime prosperou junk yard squire of country estate the prosenito fixer lor and collecto from the Chicago gambling frater Since the turn of the centurj Skidmore has been known to Ch cagoans as a saloonkeeper near the city sergeantatarms a the Democratic National conven tion in His political star after 1917 whe he and police chief Charles Heal were tried on charges of conspiracj to exact bribes from gamblin house although both wer acquitted fan May Be Assigned to Work in War Factories Under Selective Service Law Offensive Against Japan Ordered By The President To Relieve The Philippines Senate Completes Action On Second War Powers Bill March 20 M3 Special wartime power over mo iystem of Distinguished Serv ice Awards in War Output Put Forth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March gress studied two new ideas today or boosting the arms output system awards of distinguished for exceptional service perfor mance in war plus incentive pay for workers setting a fast pace in key munitions in Donald chairman of the War Production indor ed both suggestions yesterday as he told a Senate appropriations iubcommittee that no special war ime labor legislation was needed such might actually delay Advancing his proposal forthe assembly line CrbixDeGuerre kelson said I feel that if the Congress hac an award for excellent work doni 6r the just as there is fo leroism in the it would be a fine thing on the part of Con to give an award to plants and to workers in the plants who did an outstanding Predicting that war workers lie Senate completed congression al action on the second war pow is bill yesterday by agreeing to limination of compensation bene fits for civilian defense workers uch as air raid who are injured while on The House had objected to inclu ion of this contending he question should be considered in separate As finally the omnibus measure included these provisions Free postage for all persons in the armed Exemption of parttime employ as air raid wardens and iraft board members from the latch acts prohibitions against po itical activities by government em Some parttime ncludmg dollarayear men and thers dealing with contracts and irocurement would be subject to he acts Authority for the government to examine books and accounts of all var contractors including subcon Senator OMahoney D Wyo said this would enable the government to control profits and ivould permit vast savings on cost plusfixedfee Authority for the Treasury to sell government securities directly o the federal reserve up to at any one At present federal reserve purchases of such securities must be on the open Authority to coin fivecent pieces of mixed silver and copper in or der that nickel ordinarily used may je diverted to war Simplified naturalization pro ceedure for all aliens serving in the armed provided they enter ed this country Authority to the Treasury to ac cept special gifts and Some persons have made such of fers since Pearl at a rate of about a Authority to the Census Bureau to gather special wartime to eliminate routine peacetime sur and to make vital data avail able to proper Off rials said present law forbade th Census JBureau to supply lists o Japanese aliens to military authori r carriers and water carriers to Commerce Commis Expansion of present power to cquire and dispose of property eeded for the war Extension of priorities authority i that tools and machines as well materials could be A ew penalty section would permit fine of and a year in pris n for violations of priority Waiver of maritime navigation and inspection when necessary for emergen y movement of troops and ma Authority to requisition machin ry and tools now in use for civil who now number between and would soon expani to men and Nel son said he expected cooperation irom both labor and managemen and was getting it I feel that everybody likes ti and not necessarily by Nelson I fee his has been too much of a pro fit war and a wage and wi need more emotion in the thing more of a feeling that Congress in making such an award wil cause people to feel a part of thi great and there will be community celebration over an you will get a spirit in this whol thing that will take it out of th realm of just i Criticism Inevitable Of tnls period of criti cism is I am critical of myself and of my neighbor and of everybody who cant do more every As to incentive Nel son said these might be an exten sion of the piecework pay system with bonus for increased produc tion to individuals or groups of Chairman Thomas DOkla of the Senate subcommittee con ducting an inquiry into war pro duction and labor conditions said that both of Nelsons suggestions would be given proper attention in a special report to the Meanwhile William Green and Philip the AFL and CIO chiefs were called for testimony at todays After Thomas said representatives of including a spokesman for the National Association of would be called in to round out the On the House the naval committee pursued a somewhat kindred summoning Un dersecretary of Navy James Forrestal and other navy officials for their on a bill which would suspend maximum hour le gislation and extra pay for over limit war profits to six per and prohibit closed shopsin plants working on army or navy HIT ENEMY VESSEL March 20 ff The War Department reported to day that two American Arm bombers scored a direct hit on a large enemy cruiser in a raid on the harbor of New Britain northeast of The attack took place Tuesday a communique At the same tune the War De partment disclosed that 15 Army officers and men accompaniec General Douglas MacArthur on hi transfer from the t Australia to take command of th United Nations forces in the south west The headed by Majo General Richard o MacArthurs chie of included five brigadie On the Philippine fighting front no activity was re MOST ROADS OPEN March 20 State Highway Department report ed today that allstate trunk lines in flooded areas were open to traf except a Tew roads in Gratiot and Saginaw In US27 and M 57 remain In the Saginaw Mll was closed and M47 near St Charles was covered with 12 inches of water and the Bad River still was Japanese Accuse Allies of Waging A War of Hate From Japanese Broad 20 Japa nese navy charged today that th United States and sine the start of the war in the Pacific had waged extreme warfare base on retaliation and hatred and de clared that Japan would recipro Alleging that Japans foes wer employing tactics in disregard o international the navy pro mulgated an ordinance revising its warfare regulations which said were based on the Londo 1909 and precedent of international The precise nature of vision as well as the the re specif charges against the United State and Britain were not Navy Minister Admiral Shigeta Shimada announced the decision t the Cabinet while the governmen took action to notify Japans foe through neutral power of the d Professor Shigeharu Enomoto the naval explaining1 the new said that tl imperial navy desired to act justl under international law but tha war is by nature reciprocal an he there is no rea son for Japan to adhere to warfar regulations when her enemies dis regard NEED NOT REGISTER March 20 President Roosevelt wont have register next month in the sele tive service listing of males from to though at 60 hes within th age Reason Hes commander in chi of the an production or parttime war States ordered me through the Japanese Authority to assign manpower of he Civilian Conservation Corps to rotect warindustries and vital ci ilian utilities and The first war powers act was leeded through Congress last De It reenacted many stat1 tes of the last war including es ionage laws and similar he present measure was describ d by Administration officials as ringing the older law up to date o meet conditions of modern war MORE IS CRY Hear War Program Is Taxing Nations Transportation Facilities March 20 cry for ships and more ships arose from members of Congress oday as they received evidence hat the accelerated war produc ion program had started to tax the nations domestic and foreign lansportation Concerned lest a shipping short age handicap the arms effort in the next few Senator George DGa that ppngress must take hold of the ion problem deal with vig orously to avoid a serious slow down in the delivery of vital mill ary supplies to battle areas all over the George toldreporters a long tep could be taken in this direc ion by the streamlining of domestic ransportation facilities through the merger of bus and trucking com panies and by more thorough co ordination of railroad tranusporta subject chairman Truman DMo said the Senate defense in vestigating committee soon woul explore thoroughly as a part o an inquiry into the possibilities o ipeeding up ship Truman said Maritime Commis sion officials would be asked to re bort on the progress of the cur rent ship construction program which contemplates the building o 786 merchant vessels aggregating tons this This is a iart of a longrange program call ng for the construction of cargo ships of Chairman Emory Land of th Maritime who pre viously had estimated that strike iiad cost us between seven ani twelve ships last told a Sen ate appropriations subcommitte this week there was still som loafing and slowdowns among ship Land indicated earlier that th processed material problem like wise was for he said the com mission got only of th tons of steel it needed in We Will Take Back What Wa Have Prime Minister Curtin Vows By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 20 Roosevelt has ordered an offensive against Japan for the primary purpose of reliev ing the Douglas MacArthur said at Adelaide T came through and I will re supreme commander in the southwest Pacific thus an nounced his objective The President of the United to break lines and proceed from Corregidor to Aus tralia for the as I under stand or organizing an Ameri can offensive against The primary purpose of this is the relief of the I came through and I will His statement was given hi his rst interview since arriving in and immediately roused he spirits of American and Aus tralian Prime Minister John Curtin con What he says is the urtin We will hold what we have and ake back what we lost Curtin aid MacArthur would confer with le war council here It was inspiration to United tates forces in Australia even as the fight for this continents north rn approaches flared anew on the embattled outpost of New Attack Japanese Column There Australian f them minute men drafted from the civilian d fire on a Nazidirected Japanese olumn seeking to push up the Warkham River Valley to gain its many fine airports for intensified attacks on Port CThe Berlin radio relayed Tokyo reports that the Japanese were within 200 miles northwest of Port Guatemala Sends Germans to For Internment GUATEMALA March 2 intensive propaganda cam paign being waged by Germans this Central American from which important Unite States air patrols now are operat ing in defense of the Panama Ca causing concern to person interested in the United Nations war The Guatemalan government ha sent 115 considered dan to the United States fo but many more still re Some quarters estimate ther still are Germans in Guate and complete surveillance o this group is a large problemfo this small Reliable informants say that ir this group is Anita Raeder De Dii daughter of Grand Admira Erich commanderinchl of the German who is servin as caretaker of the deserted Ger man legation and apparently ming ling freely with other Guatemalas problem is mad more difficult by the fact the Ger mans extensive coffee plantatio interests are deeply entwined wit the nations economic Wellqualified American source say the Germans are making cap tal of every situation for propo ganda without That would place the invaders about 70 miles up the valley from he coast town of one of their original beach Port some 180 miles south of the Markham and 300 miles across Strait from the Australian had two new air attacks by four Ighter planes which raked the air drome with machinegun and can non the second by a lone bomber which let loose one stick of Neither raid caused damage or From Melbourne came the en couraging news that the United nations forces already manning battle stations have been reinforc ed by new detachments of airmen who escaped from Java and British and Australians from Sing Authorities predicted that the fighting might develop as in the early days of the Malayan cam paign when the Australian Im perial force sniped and delayed the enemy Japanese activity in he vicinity of Salamaua and Lae on the east coast of New Guinea was announced The bulletin also announced widespread operations by Japanese aircraft which included wo appearances over Port Mores New and further at acks on the Solomon Islands and on the northwest coast of Two persons were killed and seven or eight wounded in the Darwin the communique There were no casualties and no substantial damage on the Solo mon Curtin SHIPS CREW SAFE South March 20 of a Dutch freighter which was sunk when nearing the end of her voyage from Britain have been landed here af ter being picked up by United States and British The ship went down in less than half an but none of the crew was injured and all got CIO Wants CM Contract Parley Held In Private March 20 CIOs United Auto Workers prefer red today to conduct their contract negotiations with General Motors Corporation in rejecting a corporation proposal in view of GMs concentration on war pro duction and the corresponding pub lic the discussions be made The involving un ion demands for a SI a day flat pay wage boosts every 90 days based on cost of and other were scheduled to open this The present contract expires April President Wilson of gen eral Motors proposed that the ne gotiations be open to the but Walter head of the unions GM took an oppo site holding that the pro ceedings protected from public controversy and antila bor   

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