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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder XWeatber DeUUi on Pago Xvo MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO Promises Cheering Thou I ShallKeep a Soldiers Faith RECEIVES BIG OVATION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Douglas MacArthur rode triumphantly into Melbourne today and promptly promised the cheering thousands who gave him a heros welcome that he would do his best to carry the cause of the United Nations to ultimate suc I shall keep General MacArthur declared simply In a short The demonstration for the hero of deeply tanned after his days in the was one of the greatest in the history of this The Australians at the still thrilled by the Generals state ment yesterday that a grand Al lied attack would supplant the pre sent defense gave a great yell when the broadshouldered supreme commander of the United Nations in the southwest Pacific stepped from the Adelaide General MacArthur paid tribute to the Australian soldiers in his short talk to thi welcoming I am glad indeed to be in im mediate cooperation with i the Australian he saiit I know him well from World War days and admire him j Mentions Coming Struggle Then he touched in a general manner on the coming I have every confidence in the ultimate success of our joint but success in modern war re quires something more than cour age and willingness to the General It requires care ful This demands furnishing suffi cient troops and sufficient mater ial to meet the known strength of a potential No general can make something out of My success in the future will depend primarily upon the resources which the respective governments place at my My faith in them is In any event I shall do my best I shall keep a soldiers It was not known how long General MacArthur and his family would remain in but he took quarters at a hotel declining many to homes in the IThe New York in a dis patch from reported it originally planned to treat General MacArthurs arrival as a military secret and that the secrecy had been carried to such a degree that mention of the generals name in any public place was frowned Lid Lifted tLast night the Tunes the lid was lifted at the suggestion of General MacArthur himself and the news of his im pending arrival was allowed to spread throughout the The crowd began assembling an hour before the arrival of Mac Arthurs express from United States troops were drawn up as a guard of honor in an im pressive greeting to their comman High American and Australian service chiefs were headed by De puty Supreme Commander Lieut George Brett and Vice Admiral Herbert comman der of the combined naval forces in the AustralianNew Zealand McKAY TRIAL IS IN RECESS March 21 mail fraud trial of Republican Na tional Committeeman Frank McKay and ten otters accused with him of a liquor graft shakedown was in recess today un til Monday after a second full week of testimony by government iritn C district manager for the Frankfort Distilleries of Lou told yesterday of ar ranging an increase in his com missions in 1935 so he could split them with former Mayor William McKeighan of Flint a code fendant in return for McKeighans aid in boosting Michigan He testified that sales during the alleged five month tieup with McKeighan came after their introduction in the hotel suite of the late Isaiah popularly known as the mystery man of Michigan poli tics during the administration of former Governor William Com a Democrat The salesman also told of lavish with what he de scribed as an unlimited expense account for public DEFENSE MEETING SET NEXT WEEK POSTPONED A meeting of all civilian defense including air raid war auxiliary firemen and po licemen as well as persons taking first aid originally plan ned Wednesday has been Arrangements will be made to hold the meeting at a lat er air raid war said Educational pic tures will be shown and the work of the different units will be ex EXCHANGE OF BLOWS IN BATTLE OF AUSTRALIA CELEBES O Banda Sea esr PORT MORESBY Arafura Sea Torres Strait CAPE YORK MILES AT EQUATOR United Nations bombing shipping at Rabaul scored a direct hit on a Japanese after the action at Lae and Salamua 2 where 23 Japanese ships were sunk or Japanese were reported advancing overland from Lae toward Port after heavily port Darwin 4 was again as was Tulagi stepping stone in the Solomon Allied fliers were reported to have bombed the Japenese airdrome at Koepang Timor Chief Executive Proclaims April 6th Army Day March 21 We are engaged in our greatest We shall win that war as we have won every war we have President Roosevelt said yesterday in a statement on his proclamation naming April 6th Army Following is the text of the Presidents Army Day statement I have proclaimed April 6th Army That day means more than ever to us this We are fighting an all out war in defense of our rights and Army Day in fact a totalwar It becomes a day when all of our citizens in civil pursuits can rally to the sup port of our armed for only in the united efforts of all of our navy and can we find the strength to defeat our Never before in the one hun dred and sixtysix years of our his ory as a free Republic under God lave our armed forces had so much meaning for us We are engag ed in pur greatest a warthat will leave none of bur lives wholly We shall win the war as we lave won every war we have fought We are fighting it with a combined force of free men that in Lincolns of the people jy the for the people of the United States of Our army is a mighty arm of the tree of It is a living part of the American a tradition that goes back to Israel Putnam who left his plow in a New England furrow to take up a gun and fight at Bunker In this tradition American men of many ages have always left the pacific round of their usual occupations to fight in causes that were worth their Lexington to the In times of peace we do not maintain a vast standing army that might terrorize our neighbors and oppress our We do not like to rehearse interminably the cruel art of But whenever a tyrant from acros the seas has threatened our our citizens have been ready to forge and use the weapons necessary with the citi zen our friends and rela tives and neighbors of a few short days and the men of all our armed that we honor on Army Todays Map Upper Burma is all that now keeps the IndoChina defense arch For a map of the turn to page seven of todays Tele Bombs On Adrian Friday Bombs will fall on Adrian next Friday afternoon but they wont make a they wont they wont start fires and they wont demolish The bombs will be of the harm less paper leaflet variety but they will carry a pointed message to arouse interest In the citys civilian defense effort and to emphasize that the real thing could happen The Adrian squadron of the Civil Air the city civilian defense council and the various volunteer and auxiliary defense groups will cooperate and work together during the mock air The defense at its meeting yesterday afternoon at the city endorsed the effort and urged defense groups to Heavy Fighting Is Reported South of Burma NEW March 21 British detachment fighting on the Irawaddy front in Burma has driven the Japanese from Let on the RangoonProme rail way about 20 miles north of Thar it was officially reported Letpadan is an important junc tion point about 100 miles north east to the Irrawaddy delta port of The railway from Bassein connected with the Ran goonRome railroad at Earlier the British announced that the Japanese suffered 700 casualties in heavy fighting south of where Chinese cavalry was in action against the Japanese armored infantry and The official advices placed the ChineseJapanese fighting on the Sittang on the left wing of the BritishChinese line defending The British said the Chinese and Japanese established contact in the Pyu 35 miles south of important British de fense point last after the British had withdrawn on Tues day north of The Civil Air Patrol has been organized here for the last four or five weeks and members have been meeting regularly for training am instruction in military courtesy ant civilian defense Nelson Ehinger of commander o the Adrian said today that pilots from Ypsilanti Ann Arbor and other squadrons in the fifth Michigan group of the will be invited to send planes to Adrian for the In it will be an ab breviated meeting of the Dawn Patrol with some 15 or 20 planes taking Each pilot will receive a load o leaflet bombs which will be drop ped over the When the air raid alarm i sounded by telephone and fire truck Chief Jack Hawley will send fire truck to out lying stations in accordance wit a plan that has been devised for use in the event of air Hi plans to call on his volunteer fire men for a test turnout Air raid drills will be called in the publii Although city isn yet equipped withair raid sirens the alarm wil be sounded as ef fectively as possible with thi equipment that is on city air raid warden may have some instructions nex week for his air raid warden group although the raid will be held a oclock in the afternoon and of course blackout orders wont be in efect after the air rai warden group has been fullj the probabilities are tha a trial blackout will be arranged a night The mock air raid will be tht citys first test of its civilian de fense organization and it will bring some ot them together in a unite Its a step in the righ Karl Hoch of tin city defense council said yesterday and it should serve to awaken in terest and It is some thing that we actually can see am hear and feel and take an activi part FARMER FOUND DEAD March 21 was found dead in an automobile in his Fri day a calibre rifle by his and a bullet wound in his Jason coro said Leece left two notes ad dressed to relatives In which he in dicated despondency over injuries received several On Verge Of Seizing Martinique Last Month March 21 The United States was on the verge of seizing Martinique last month and has warned Vichy that any harboring of German raiders there would mean American This was disclosed by an author itative source who gave the follow ing outline of the situation A German submarine entered the harbor of Fort de capi tal of the French on 21 and sent ashore a wounded member of its American ob servers immediately notified Wash They sre stationed on Mar tinique to watfi for such occur rences because it is in the chain of islands flanking the Panama Ca It was promptly established that the submarine took on no supplies and did not attempt to open com munication with anyone on The sailor was suffering from a gangrenous wound in the pos from shellfire during a sur face action against American coast al His commander ap parently put him ashore with in structions to seek the surgical at tention he could not be given on board The State Department imme diately sent to the French govern ment through Ambassador William a warning that the Uni ted States would not permit the use of French western hemisphere ports by Axis warships or planes for any Vichy was told that unless she gave categorical assurances that no Axis submarine or war plane would be allowed to visit any French western hemisphere possession the United States would be compelled to take such action as would pro tect American Although the nature of this ac tion was not the warning was emphatic to imply that if it was necessary to take over the protection of Martinique the United States would not hesi tate to do The Vichy government subse quently gave categorical assurances that no Axis vessels or planes would be allowed to enter French ports or territorial waters in the western hemisphere under any pretext This closed the incident of the sub Turn to Page LaFollette Says Large Firm Are Entrenched in WPB March 21 Senator Lafollette ProWis pro posed today that the governmen arbitrarily assign to small busi ness concerns the major share o necessary wartime civilian produc tion to offset in part their lack o military supply Charging that big business wai entrenched in Lafolletti told reporters he was satisfied that some representatives of large firms there were taking advantage of conditions to liquidate compe Thousands of small businesses America are being strangled u death by government redtape am he declared Despite all of the eloquent lip service and the rapid succession o defunct programs on the part o the government the average smal business man confronts a desper ate This was Lafolletti by the fact that up to las month only manufacturing concerns out of in th country held prime war contract of or He addedtha while somfe progress was beini made in only 31 contracts had been made up to that time with industrial pools into which small firms had he that big business was acquiring with government vast new plant facilities which it would bi able to convert to civilian produc tion after the The only al as he saw it was to pu the small companies into th civilian manufacturing much as field AUCTIONS March southeast ot Clln Al See adv on Market EFFORT TO DESTROY UNIONS Complaint for Investigation By Truman Committee to Be Made HS CHARGES ARE DENIED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March week of testimony by government production officials and organized labor leaders today convinced chairman Thomas DOkla of a special Senate appropriations sub committee that Congress would not be justified in passing wartime labor legislation At the same Thomas said he would request another Senate the special committee inves tigating national to look into complaints by Presidents Wil liam Green of the AFL and Philip Murray of the CIO that pressure on Congress for wartime labor legisla tion resulted from organized inter ests that should be I will make a formal complaint for an investigation by the Tru man Thomas said after listening to protests by the labor Murray told reporters that Thomas president of the States Industrial had cir culated a form letter among south ern employers and newspapers urging protest meet ings and mass telegrams to Con gress in Murray of leg islation designed to destroy labor Murray said the result was a blitzkrieg of conspiracy on the part of labor baiters and enemies of our government which tended to destroy real national Asks Investigation Green asked for investigation of a flood of telegrams from Okla homa calling for repeal of the 40 hourweek law and outlawing of He testified that there had been a well organized and well fi nanced campaign within that state under leadership of Oklahoma Publishers Company which pur lishes the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma At Oklahoma president of the publishing declared that we knowof no funds which were being raised anywhere in the state for the purpose of the campaign and the campaign was freely joined in by the other newspapers of Okla Q Boats Carried Him Away Under Very Noses of Japs March 21 highpowered speedboats carried Douglas MacArthur and 21 companions on their daring dash from the Philippines to successfully dodging a Japanese destroyer which threatened to in tercept Reuters reported to day from Details of the spectacular trip were disclosed by Hugh who traveled with Mac the news agency The trip occupied two days and ended at an undisclosed island where two big planes were waiting to take the party on to Casey was quoted as Arrangements for the journey were made in utmost The four 70foot as made ready at different points on Bataan Penin sula and loaded with luggage and equipment At 8 on March Casey was quoted as the speed boats started up their engines and sped out to sea under the very noses of the They traveled the night through moderate seas with out sighting a Japanese ship or At about the boat in which General Casey was traveling broke down and he was transferred to another which went on her way with the other The disabled craft was put in running order again after about 40 minutes of frantic work and set out after the other The Qboats swept on all day until they were halfway to the island where the aircraft were waiting to meet Just before nightfall of the se cond Casey a Japanese destroyer was sighted on hori zon and the passengers waited breathlessly until she was left They reached the rendezvous at midnight that night without fur ther incident Japanese Bombers Strike At Australia Japanese Heavy Cruiser Is Sunk Drive On Japan To Come From More Than One Direction By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March cas military leaders are giving in creasing indications that the even tual offensive against Japan will come from more than one direc lending weight to speculation that one assault may follow the pathway of Japans northern is the General Douglas in speaks of an offensive from the came through the Japanese front in the East I will INBEER1F Bertram Trial Is Adjourned Until Monday The trial of Ezra 23 year old Adrian youth charged with breaking into the Southern Michigan Produce Company ware house on Lawrence was adjourned yesterday afternoon in Lenawee circuit court until Monday afternoon when the jury will return to finish Bertram was charged along with Robert Crozzar of Adrian and Fletcher Summerford of Tipton of breaking into the warehouse and stealing 12 cases of beer February Summerford and Crozzar both pleaded guilty but Bertram says he is innocent Bertram bases his case on an saying that he was at the home of John Counts in Adrian while the beer was stolen shortly after midnight Testifying yesterday Bertram said that Crozzar asked to borrow his car and that he let Crozzar take Summerford went with Bertram and they returned about I went with them to Bobs and helped carry the beer he told a differ ent said merford and Bertram all decided to go to the Southern Michigan Pro duce Company to get some He told of Bertram pulling out the nails in the Crozzar said he went inside and got the beer and handed it out to Summerford and who with Crozzar is in jail awaiting stated that Crozzar suggested getting the beer but that Bertram said he didnt want to But at they all went he although he and Bertram advised Crozzar against stealing the Bertrams girl friend and an other young gtrl corroborated Bertrams story that he did not go along to steal the John Counts also was a defense Prosecution witnesses included Arle Ashcraft and Elmer Southern Michigan Produce Com pany who told of what they discovered at the warehouse after the theft city commissioner of public told of the investigation that was made and of how the officers were unable to find footprints or finger Murary Mitchell and Robert Stites of the city police force also were prosecution Lieutenant General Joseph in pictures American and Chinese troops in Tokyo climax of a drive from the Evidence grows also that neith er in Washington nor Tokyo has the northern the great cir cle along the Pacifics been There is a potential battleground much closer home for both sides than the Australian zone miles from San from Thus far the north nas been but with the ad vent of spring in the northern hem isphere it will demand increasing On the United States ter ritory is only 700 miles from the Mikados fifth as far as the Japanese moved to smash at Pearl less than a tenth of the span covered by the legions pouring across the southern Pa cific to join More Hard Blows Expected The Americans make no pre tense of believing that the defen sive phase of the Pacific war is ended they confess there may be hard blows to be taken before the tide But plainly they are thinking far giving deep study to every possible avenue of There also is no guaranty that a bitter defensive battle may not riave to be fought along the Aleu tianAlaskanCanadian route be fore the United Nations can at The preparations now under way in western Canada and Alas ka have defensive purposes as well as The northern route offers dangers as great as its op The 700 miles mentioned above distance between wes ternmost of the United States and northern most of Japans The former might be the pathway of a Japanese foray against Alaska and the latter the route of an American descent on Japans home Turn to Page 3 fir SPUPWEFFORT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 21 soldiers and workers alike were urged today to intensify their war efforts so the momentum from the winter offensive could be maintained against German salient concentrations expected in Hitlers supreme bid for Turn to Page 2 Donald Bailey was brought before Judge Rathbun on a con tempt of court charge arising from failure to pay alimony but he promptly made up hisback pay ments and was Late Bulletins March 21 ff The War Department reported to day a surprise raid by American and Philippine troops on Japanese forces near Zamboanga on the Philippine island of Mindanao in which heavy casualties were in flicted on the March 21 The Navy announced today that a large United States merchant vessel had been torpedoed off the Atlantic coast It gave no IN RAILWAY March 21 strike on the little marked by assorted vio lence and reached the showdown stage today after Presi dent Roosevelt demanded a yes or no answer by the lines head on an earlier request for abritra Uon George the rail road said he understood an executive order for government operation of the line had been drawn up to be put into effect if he refused to A week ago he asked the War Labor Board to for either en forcement of law and order or government The Peoria and Western Railroad is only 239 miles long and only 104 workers are involved in the dispute over a new contract but its uninterrupted operation is especially vital in wartime because it affords a bypass for transcontinental freight ship AXIS SHIPS SUNK March 21 large Axis supply ships have been sunk in the the ad miralty announced The admiralty said the ships were successfully attached by British submarines in the central SPRING AMOVES March 21 Spring arrived approx imately girl office workers at Prudential Insurance Com pany were permitted to roll stock ings below their knees or even go stockingless for the first time in many The taking note of the wartime clothing lift its requirement that full length stockings be His Ship Lost In Action First Class Seaman Warren above son of and Joseph Farqubar of Clayton who was a member of the 1940 Clayton high school basketball is believed lost in action according to a telegram received by his parents from the Bureau of Navigation of the The telegram stated that the ship which Seaman Farquhar was attached had been losf that there may be some survivors but that no positive information regarding Seaman Farquhar had been re He was 21 years old and enlisted in the Navy September Seaman Farquhar has three Robert Gardiner of John Rorick of Seneca and Leo Spielman of Dearborn and four Russell of Wayne of De troit and and Donald at BY ALLIED Number of Jap Ships Officially Sunk or Damaged Raised to 27 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 21 While Japanese bombers struck at two places on the west coast of this invasionthreatened Allied warplanes lash ed out in a new assault yesterday on enemy bases north of Australia and sank a Japanese heavy cruis er in the harbor of New Prime Minister Curtin an nounced Targets of the Japanese raids ere the ports of Broome and which are situated respec tively about 600 and 675 miles southwest of oftbombed which had not previously been was attacked by two Japanese planes which thrice swept low over the town with ma chineguns a communi qu6 The sinking of the Japanese cruiser at Rabaul brought to 27 the number of Japanese warships and merchant vessels officially re ported sunk or damaged in wat ers north of Australia in less than two weeks Another Japanese cruiser was reported badly along with two merchant in an air attack on Rabaul last Curtins announcement describing the latest raid said Allied aircraft carried out a successful operation against ene my warships at Rabaul It is reported that a Japanese heavy cruiser was set on fire and The attack was made in daylight in the face of heavy anti aircraft fire from the ground and ships in the Operating at great Al lied aircraft directed their attack against the heavy The first dropped from recorded several near misses close to the bow and stern of the Enemy Fighters Attack Enemy fighters then engaged the Allied Two attacks were driven offand one enemy a navy fighter was seen diving Despite these attacks further bombs were dropped and a direct hit and several near misses were of black smoke issued from the As the bombers were leaving the cruiser was re ported burning and sinking Furtherattacks by Japanese fighters followed this One Allied hampered by en gine drove off numerous enemy All our bombers returned to their RAAF aircraft operating from bases in northern territory yester day afternoon raided on the island of 300 north of Enemy installations were bomb ed but the results were not fully Japanese reconnaissances and attacks yesterday covered the northwestern coast of Following reconnaissance over western in the morning a medium force of heavy bombers and fighters attacked about an hour The raid was short and was di rected at the About 50 bombs were One civilian was killed and some damage was done to civil Later one fighter machine gunned the air drome western also was attacked about the same time by two aircraft with machine gun and fire at low Three runs were made over the target There was no damage or casual A small vessel near Darwin was attacked by an enemy fighter yes About 500 shots were fir ed but not a hit was It is now confirmed that the casualties in the Thursday raid on Darwin were two killed and seven 4 ARMY FLIERS DEAD IN CRASH March 21 Army fliers were killed near here last night in the crash and explosion of a twomotor bom ber apparentiy crippled by engine The the only occupants of the were Lieut Paul Ponca pilot James Van copilot Lieut Lawrence and Sgt Robert The bomber left Patterson Field near on a routine operations flight at EWT and was due back at It was reported to have circled over Anderson and ap parently in before the One wing was sheared off as it nosed into the ground and some burning parts were over a   

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