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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY Warmer MARCH 1942 Wntbtr DtttOt on Fm Twot PRICE 3 Sink 2 2 SuppI 6 Schooners and TroopJammed Ship ACTION CLOSE TO LAND By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 23 British striking with iorpedoe and shellfire within sight of wat chers on the coasts of Italy and her Albanian vassal have sunk two Italian twi supply six schooners and i troopjammed motor the ad miralty announced The blows to Italys sea lanes hammered home at the ap preaches to the Strait of Messina between the southern Up of Italy and under machinegun fire from Italys southeast and under artillery fire from Albanian coastal batteries in the lower Ad The admiralty did not specify the elapsed time of these opera tions which flaunted Britains nava power under the very nose of The Italian both sunk in southern Italian waters identified by the British ad miralty as the new Ammiraglio Millo and one of the Argonauta Newest Italian Sub The Ammiraglio a 288 was complet ed since the start of the war as one of the newest and largest ships of II Duces undersea The Argonauta class of seven ships was built from 1931 to 1932 Submarines of this class are aboui 200 feet long and range from 599 to 778 Three times during the attacks Italian shore fire or airplanes in terfered with attempts by the British submarines to pick up sur the admiralty Two two supply six schooners and a motor vessel carrying troops have been success fully attacked by His Majestys submarines in the the communique An Italian submarine of the Argonauta class has been torpedoed and sunk in the southern approa ches to the Strait of Messina by a submarine under command of Lt Commander An attempt to rescue survivors from the Uboat who strug gling in the water was interfered with by an enemy aircraft and had to be A large and strongly escorted supply ship has been torpedoed by the same This supply ship was almost certainly Six large one of which was flying the Nazi and a motor vessel crowded with enemy troops have been sunk by one of our submarines under com mand of Commander All these enemy vessels were sunk by A small enemy supply ship has been sunk by gunfire from a sub marine commanded by Commander C This submarine was engaged by enemy shore batteries on the Al banian coast but suffered no dam age or The new Italian Ammiraglio Millo has been sunk off Salo southern by a submarine under com mand of Lieut Commander JThis action was witnessed by Detroits Most Useful Citi zen Succumbs In Ann Arbor March 23 has taken Alex friend anc and counsellor to captains of in one of the builders of De and beloved figure in the motor citys business and social on the Italian coast and while His Majestys submarine was engaged in picking up survivors she was subjected to ineffectual machineg fire from Walsh Proposes 6 Per Cent Maximum March 23 Government recapture of all war profits above 6 per cent was pro posed Saturday by Senator David L Walsh chair man of Senate Naval Affairs Walsh told reporters he was drafting an amendment in would separate the pro fits made on war contracts from other income received by a business fixing a maximum return of 6 per cent on the The idea found favor with Sena tor Byrd West and Robert Taft two of Walshs colleagues on the Senate Finance Describing the Walsh proposal as an excellent Byrd said It might cut through the maze of difficulties that always had sur rounded efforts to limit war profits by intricate systems of Taft said that while there might be instances where it would be hard to differentiate between ordinary business profits and the income from Government he be lieved the Walsh plan would be TWO STRIKES ON JAPS ADELAIDE j SY D NEY While Douglas greeted in Mel bourne promised ultimate allied fliers struck out toward New Britain where they are cred ited with sinking another Japanese criuser at Rabaul 1 and bombing enemy installations at Saumliki The Allies are also reported to have struck devastating new blows at the northern arc of Japan ese air wrecking 22 planes in three attacks and shooting down the 23rd over Japan ese were busy bombing Broome and Derby 3 and attacking a small vessel at where Mac Arthur had landed by The former president of the De roit Edison whose growth he guided while Detroit came to world died at 3 Sunday of pneumonia in Uni rersity Hospital at Ann He iiad taken cold a week On 12 Dow would have been SO Much of Detroits Tiistory in de to the worlds automo lile production center was writ en around Alex but he him elf had little to do with automo In like a number of IB declined an offer to acquire in erest in Henry Fords Fords former Dow was a Detroit Edison executive when the automobile magnate of the future ivas an engineer Dow was also a friend of Thomas Edi It Was through Dow that Ed son and Ford became Born in Dow came to the United States in 1882 after having spent several years as a clerk for the Cunard Steamship Line in Often he was t sea and he spent his spare time in ships engine When Dow came to Detroit o build a municipal lighting ilant This led to his becoming rice president and general manag r in 1896 of the Edison Dluminat ng later the Detroit Edison He was elected resident of Detroit Edison in 1912 and held the position until 1940 vhen he By then Dow iad become known as Detroits most useful Dow held honorary degrees from everal universities and was a member of engineering he family home is in Barton Hills ear Ann Surviving are four and eight lembers of the family made a ublic request today that friends efrain from sending flowers to tie suggesting instead iiat funds be contributed to the Led Services will be conducted Wed esday at St Andrews Church in inn Arbor with burial in Balti birthplace of BITS March 23 of was killed today when his automobile struck a southbound Pere Mar quette freight train at Telegraph and Erie By THE ASSOCIATED March acking organized labor in terms if ever used by a New Deal Thurman Arnold assistant ttorney charged unions nth Exploitation of farmers un emocratic including acking memberships to insure impeding transporta on making it impossible to get cheap mass production of hous forcing business men to em loy useless labor and restrict ing efficient use ofmen and ma On the witness stand of the House Judiciary Committee he said that a pending bill to require the registration of labor unions was insufficient to protect the No other group in our society could do anything like the things of which he complained and escape he Turn to Page 2 i Nazis Slaughtered By Russians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 23 The slaughter of German offi cers and soldiers on the Kalinin sector alone was reported today by the Russians as the war on the entire front rushed into a faster tempo and both the Russians and Germans sought advantage for crucial spring A special announcement said the Germans were killed be tween March 11 and 21 and detail ed the capture or destruction of a vast quantity of guns and other war materiel in the area northwest of Turn to Page 2 81 Men Between 45 and 65 Will Register April 27 The Lenawee county draft board received notice from state selective service headquarters today to ore pare for the fourth registration of the nations manpower which will be held April Men who were 45 years of age on or before February and those who have not reached the age of 65 years April 27 will be called The registration will be for the purpose of classifying men for occupational skills and not for actual military State selec tive service headquarters said that approximately Michigan men will be subject to the registra tion in comparison with the men between the ages of 20 and 44 who were registered February A total of men between the ages of 20 and 44 were registered in Lenawee county in the third registration February accord ng to draft board The nformation from the state head quarters would indicate that ap proximately men will leave Jieir names with county registra tion offices April The local board was advised to obtain additional clerical assistance to accommodate the estimated 50 per cent increase in the number of The system under which the registration was made Jiroughout city of vil ages and townships of the county received the tacit approval of which recommend ed that the same system be follow ed April Completed instructions will be sent in the near the communication and the Len awee county draft board xvill make ts final preparations when these are Harry clerk of the draft said Manchester Case No Nearer Solution March 23 After a week of tracing apparently ruitless the investigation of he torch death of 34yearold Orvllle store clerk and church group was no near er a solution Sheriff John Osborn of Sfashtenaw county announced that he owner of a car which had been seen near the death scene last Lines Chief Rejected Demands to Arbitrate Strike March 23 federal government held under its jurisdiction today the Peoria and Western one of the nations short but vital links of transportation and the first line taken over by the government since the postwar period 22 years Formal seizure of the road was made yesterday when governmen representatives took over active management of the which wil remain under federal rule until final settlement of a labor dispute They acted on President Roose veltsexecutive order wfiich was issued Saturday after George president of the 239 mile rejected demands to arbi trate an 85day old Presi dent Roosevelts action was the first seizure of a railroad since the nation entered the Nine months after the first World War President Wilson placed all rail roads and steamship lines under government It was not until early in 1920 that Congress acted to have the roads returned to the private corporations which owned After associate director of the Office of Defense and named federal manager of the presented Roosevelts seizu1 order to Mc he announced the govern ment would operate the line in such a manner as may be neces sary for the successful prosecution of the SELVES UP McNear In Sidelines Barriger said that although Mc Near would remain as president he would be on the sidelines until such a time as the conditions in President Roosevelts orders have been He added the reads control would be turned over to McNear when the labor dispute is settled to the satisfaction of all All operating officials except Mc Near were invited by the new manager to join his staff in the same capacity in which they have been McNear will have no operational Barriger and his salary was a matter between McNear and the corpora Barriger and eight other federal government representa who accompanied the man ager will be in direct charge of the roads Barriger said title to the which operates between and would re main with the company revenues received from operations would ac crue to the federal and a table of compensation for the road would be decided from The sheriff said he was certain the man had no con nection with the There was no immediate indica tion of what steps would next be taken by authorities in the baffl ing Wursters charred body was found on a wooded hill some distance from town last John 29yearold Adrian factory for whom city and state police and sheriffs officers have been searching for the last two months for questioning in connection with a series of auto mobile thefts and fraudulent was arrested Saturday noon at a farm house 1 miles of officers received a tip that Harsh was in the Harsh was question ed by Lenawee county and also Jackson state police over the week end at the An automo bile owned by Lee of Bliss stolen some time was recovered near Birdsall where Harsh was Wainwright Refuses to Honor Surrender Ultimatum With a Reply EXPECTS JAP OFFENSIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March embattled troops of only men who have slapped Japans military face since Pearl dug in deeper today for the conse quences of their refusal to consider the demand which the Japanese havemade for immediate and un conditional Jonathan Wain the hardbitten suc cessor to General MacArthur on Luzon refused to honor the surrender ultimatum with a but there were signs that the de mand might precede the long ex pected Japanese offensive to end major resistance in the No reply was necessary and none was the War Depart ment announcing the enemy demand for which fixed noon yesterday as the deadline for the capitulation unless Bataans fenders were prepared to suffer the the same communique yesterday told of intensified patrol and skirmishing activity along the Bataan front operations which seemed preliminary to developing a big offensive to crush the resistance which has upset the Japanese time pinned down an important number of her troops and left a potentially dangerous Tobruk on the flank of Japans long communi cation line to the The pickup in enemy activity on Bataan coincided with a resumption of Japanese artillery action against the island forts which still deny the harbor facilities of Manila Bay to the warships and supply vessels of Enemy the War De partments communique yesterday concentrated their fire on Forts Frank and The main apparently did not figure in the The American forts returned the enemy but during the bom bardment one Japanese shell caused several the communique The surrender demand apparent ly came from General Tomoyuki the genius of the suc cessful drive against replaced General Masaharu the original commander of the Philippine according reliable mitted harikari in a fit of remorse over his failure to conquer Mac Arthur with a heavily numerically superior Dies in Attempt To Save His Plane March 23 The body of an RCAF whose desire to save his ship resulted in rested today in a farm house here awaiting removal to Flying Officer Armour of the 3 training command handed a curt bail out note to his compan Air Craftsman Frank when their plane ran into a blind ing blizzard then remain ed aboard so long his ultimate leap earthward proved Armours his body beside was found near a The chute indicated he had not had enough altitude to permit the en tire parachute to The its gas tank empty crashed in the woods some dis tance Searchers set out to find The transfer of Armours body awaited a medical examiners re port on the cause of The crash occurred in a wilder ness 20 miles from the spot where an American Army bomber plung ed into the trees last killing its crew of 44 Jap Planes Wrecked By Allied Fliers Japanese Raid Port Moresby Heavily British And Axis Armies Are Preparing To Renew AllQut War In Libya By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WITH BRITISH 8TH ARMY IN March two of the hottest months of the year lie the British and Axis armies each other across a 50 mile nomans land dotted with spring flowers and wrecked tanks stepping up preparations for resumption of large scale warfare Japan Preparing To Attack Says Red Paper March 23 is mustering men from Korea and occupied China in busy prepar ation for an attack on Siberia as soon as conditions are the Communist China Daily news asserted The huge force would be in ad dition to the army already on the Siberian border in Manchukuo and inner Mongolia it The pa per said the Japanese also were mustering white The publication said the interna national situation was becoming ideal for with Russia devot ing her major strength against Britain gathering her strength in the United States in the initial stage of her and China not yet strong enough to launch a large scale it it was natural or Japan to invade try o sever the sea lanes from America and at the same tune attack India and move toward Aden to close the Red This would not pre clude an attack on it was in which Japan would use the air force and the army while de pending elsewhere principally on he air force and the AVG Pilot Officer Writes Par ents of Exploits SAN March 23 OP dogfights against over whelming forces of Japanese bomb ers over Burma were described in detail by Pilot Officer Ed Overenc of the Chinese air forces American Volunteer who wrote his parents I thought you might like to A former United States marine Overend has been cited for outstanding performance ant bravery in Burmese action anc has brought down more than 10 Japanese He has not been heard from since the fall of Ran but is believed still fighting with the AVG squadron somewhere in the Far Describing his first aerial victory when Japanese bombers raidec Rangoon and Mingaladon airdrome Overend wrote I thought I was dreaming when I leveled off my Tomahawk pur suit plane at feet and saw a formation of 45 Jap bombers pro tected by many fighting I made three or four attacks and one of the bombers started to drop so I pounced on him and came in very I coulc see the turret gunner firing at me Then I His engine started to burn and then a wing and almos immediately he went into a dive ancUsmashed into a paddy felt ho emo tion at having been the cause of it We were ready for them oh Christmas Overend There were six of us in our for Strikes at Bombers My heart jumped when I count ed 30 Japs in one but there wasnt time to count the other two groups of Jap We swung out in line and swooped very deep under the My first burst slammed into one of the bombers It caught and he pulled directly in front of I followed him with my guns blazing and his wing came with the gasoline spraying a sheet of flame behind As I climbed back I could see two others one with the rudder hanging grotesquely like a reat tail After three more at I pulled behind a bomber and felt bullets striking my I tried to pull away but I had had a thousand forced Banding practices and now I was in he real my controls I could only go forward n a flat With little feeling I watched the bomber I decided not to jump in my parachute because one of my buddies had and they ma chinegunned him all the way Overend brought the little plane down in a rice with the land ing gear He suffered only a bruised arm in the rough Overend rejoined his squadron several hours later to discover that one of his buddies had been shot but that the group had de stroyed 26 Japanese It was a days he though I missed both my lunch and Hillsdale College President to Quit March 23 Wilfred Hillsdale Col lege president lor the past nine today announced his resig effective June Under the regime of whose the late Joseph headed the school from 1902 to Hillsdale established a system of personalized Recently the college streamlined its curriculum with a threeterm year and added a twoyear techni cal course for men to meet the war whose future plans have not been revealed and whose successor is as yet re ceived his degree from Hills dale hi After traveling four years in the United States and Eu Mauck took graduate work at Johns Univer sity of London and the University of Before returning to Hillsdale as Mauck taught at Ohio University for five Mauck received an honorary degree from Bates in j When the first blow will fall and who will strike it is a matter of From a military point of July and August are the best months in which to launch a campaign in this afflicted in other seasons with teeming intense heat or choking sand It is that the Italians have succeeded in bringing at least part of a fresh armored division across the Mediterranean and observers recall only too well that German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launched his big offensive last year in weather which the Germans themselves ad mitted was Preparations which the British have made for an expected renew al of heavy fighting and the strength of additional mechanized forces they have marshaled o a military but then leaders are confident of their abi lity to cope with whatever the Axis may have in the Major Clement domin ions said yesterday hi Liverpool that 300 ships had been in continuous service the past year carrying more than tons of material and the motor vehicles from Britain to the Im perial armies in the eastern Medi Turn to Page 2 Moratorium to Precede Start of Rationing March 23 weeklong moratorium on sugar sales hi the United States wil precede the start of rationing about May government officials have John acting chief o Office of PriceAdministration reported that sugar would of the market during part of the per iod set aside for rationing registra April 28 to May Industrial including whole bakers and con will register April 28 and 29 at high schools and individ ual family consumers will register May 6 and 7 at public element ary Frank field chief of the Bane reported that it had not been determined finally whether the weekly individual ration would be a half pound or threequarters of a HEARING HELD ON BILL TO END CCC AND NY A March 23 Senator McKellar DTenn told the Senate Labor Committee to day that the National Youth Ad ministration was undertaking to advertise and work in every way in the world to keep its appropria tions at the highest point The Tennessee Senator made the assertion at a hearing on his bill to abolish the NYA and the Civil ian Conservation McKellar said that while NYA and CCC had been perfectly proper governmental activities during depression that time no longer exists and to maintain them when jobs were plentiful and men needed in the armed forces was The Senator read a letter from Aubrey NYA administra to the New Jersey state ad written prior to the United States entry into the which urged that vacancies left by NYA workers who obtained jobs in private industry be immediately The letter asked consideration of an intensive drive to speed up the process of I dont McKellar ob that any government of ficial who is dealing with giving out government benefits ought to advertise in any way to get peo ple to accept those McKellar said the government needed all the money it could raise to carry on the war against the Axis If we are defeated by those naT he said what good will ben efits of this kind going to the youth of our country do them McKellar also asserted that NYA was keeping many boys out of the A committee of NYA students re cently called on he and asked him not to press the pending One of he told him he did not want NYA dis continued because he wanted to keep out of the United Nations Planes Attack ing Without Let Up Bomb Dili By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March pounded in their invasion bases by American and Australian fliers over the week struck back themselves today with the heaviest raid so far on Port Mores hub of Australias defenses of New as the aerial battle for the continent reached a new peak of The wrecking of 44 enemy planes in three days of aerial while Japanese fliers were held off except for minor won Prune Minister John Curtins praise today as one of the most success ful operations of the air war in the Nineteen Japanese with an escort of three fighter first bombed Port Moresby from a high altitude then swooped in and machinegunned its streets in a roofscraping second There were no details either of the effectiveness of the raiders or of Port Moresbys antiaircraft de The Japanese were said also to have attacked on Aus tralias northwest mainland United Nations bomber squad attacking without were reported to have bombed Jap aneseheld capital of Dutch today in a followup of a weekend assault Not Observed The report said that results were not but that in a scouting presumably to check up on the bombers the rear gunner of a Royal Australian Air Force plane shot down an enemy interceptor which crashed flamine in the Even as General Douglas the supreme commander in mapping plans to meet any Japanese attempt to set foot on this continental informed Australians speculated that the rising might of the air blows on Japans arc of invasion bases already had softened her especially in the MacArthur saw Australian Army Minister Francis who dis cussed the scope of the United States Forde said the general was a master of strategy who would develop an aggressive at tacking policy to the highest Attack also was the theme of a comment by Hubertus Van lieutenant governorgeneral of the Netherlands East that Australia has shown she realizes that and not are her The he learned that by bitter experi Lae Hammered one of the enemys chief bases on New felt the greatest weight of steel and ex plosives from United States and Australian bombers yesterday a communique prob ably 23 Japanese planes were Turn to Page 2 AUCTIONS March Auction east of See on Market March Auction south of Blissfield See on Mar March southeast of dln toa Al See n Market By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Senate appeared near a showdown today on a stronglysupported movement to force controversial war labor legislation out of com mittee and on to the floor for de Administration acting on indications that President Roose velt is not yet prepared to recom mend enactment of restrictive were battling an incip ent rebellion in their own t was Senator Herring DIowa has threatened openly to move to dis charge the labor head ed by Chairman Thomas from consideration of a bill Herr ng introduced last year calling for control of labor politics to pre vent war industry Herring has said he intended to amend the measure to deal with pressing prob ems that since have At the same Senator Lee who has been urging the Senate to act to repeal the 40hour work week said he would sup port any motion that might be made by Herring or others inter ested in the move to force Senate who reported receipt of 20 000 letters on the subject in three days last said the public was demanding that Congress repeal the 40hour outlaw strikes and revent racketeering through the collection of excessive union dues before workers could obtain jobs in war Turn to Page 7   

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