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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 25, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Showers WeafIur on Two 7L MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Chief Hawley Designates Four Stations for Citys Fire Apparatus TRUCKS TO BE SCATTERED Adrians civilian defense pro gram took another step in the right direction today when Chief Jack Hawley of the Adran fire de partment completed plans for sta tioning the citys fire fighting equipment in various sections of the city along with groups of aux ilary firemen in case Of an air Chief Hawley announced that three of the citys fire trucks at the engine house would be dis patched to designated stations at the first warning of an approach ing air During Friday afternoons mock raid by the Civil Air Patrol aux iliary firemen are asked to go to their posts as given below where they will be met by a regular fire Its only for but the practice may save a lot of con fusion if the real thing A regular member of the fire department will be in charge of each truck and will direct auxil iary firemen who have been trained in the fundamentals of fire fighting in an eight weeks Number One Station The engine house itselt where three trucks will remain has been designated as emergency Station Number During an air the large pumper the lad der truck and the chiefs truck will remain there on Station Number Two will be at the Scott Garage on the corner of West M a u m e e and Greenly The former hose truck which has been remodeled into a complete unit with the installation of chemical tanks and ladders will be stationed Emergency Station Number Three will be located at the Matthes Coal Company on the corner of East Maumee and Dean The new 750 gallon pumper truck which carries a tank of water will be stationed there during Station Number Four will be at the Rinehart service station at the corner of Center and Erie The rural truck will be sent to this station when the alarms One Bomb Wouldnt Get All In deciding on this plan of dis persing the citys Chief Hawley said that the mainpurpose is to prevent any single bomb hit from putting the entire depart ment out of commission which would be possible if all the trucks were left at the engine The scattered stations also will make it possible for the auxiliary fire men to reach their posts in less time and with a minimum amount of The auxiliary firemen have been assigned as far as to the emergency station nearest their home as follows Station 1 at the engine house on East Church Street Robert Fred William Earl John Hoig Leland Har Birger Walter Ernest Mathew Leslie Charles Norman Moun Eddie Frank Bis Arthur Albert Richard Ed win Elmer Vic tor Harry Forest Reinhold Roy Bernard Fred Frank Kessler and Harry Station 2 Scotts Garage at the corner of West Maumee and Greenly Fred Loren Thomas Roger Carl Donald Leon Hopper Burdette Coyle Thomas Floyd Maurice Voll Irving Gordon Chaf Doyle Ron ald Ray Carl Lester Harkness and Roy Station 3 Matthes Coal at the corner of East Maumee and Dean Carl Henry Donald Maynard Arthur Wil Leland George Frederick Arthur WaUer Perry Sol Glen Barn Earl Ivan Irvin Clar ence Carl Clifford Charles Claire John Paul Howe and Henry Station 4 Rinehart garage at corner of Center and Erie Dean Sher Dewey Ves James Clarence Reinhold Gard Lennle Loren Bryning Arthur Elmer Peter Otis De Claude Gerald El Harold dare Dave Mil Carl Leffelhart Joseph Beau Pierson Harold Fay and Earl Hawley has requested that all auxiliary as far as possi report at their stations Fri day afternoon at oclock as a test mobilization during the mock air AUCTIONS March southeast of CJln AJ See on Market March Furniture auction at Adri Fred See on Market Lenawee Men in the Service House Presses for Suspension of 40Hour Week in War Work Alvin Edward Sauter In another week or ten days Pvt Alvin 25 year old son of and Edward Sauter of 302 Croswell will be graduating from the army air mechanics school at Keesler Field at In ducted into the army October Sauter transferred to the air corps a few weeks later and was sent to Jefferson for his basic After completing the mechanics course he expects to receive an assign ment as Heat Treating of Armor Plate Will Be Done at Logan Street Plant The GerityAdrian already deep in the production of war munitions in three of its four factory buildings in the an nounced today that it has pur chased the old United Electric building on Logan Street for con version into an armor plate heat treating plant which will employ 150 The containing square feet of floor has been under lease by the company for five The purchase was a prelude to remodeling operations which will include the installation of a 90foot heat treating The treating plant will produce materials which will be used in the tank It is expected that it will be in operation about June The facilities to war production has been pressed by company officials since last when it became ap parent that munitions orders would replace automobile parts produc Plant 2 of the for merly the LineOScribe has been manufacturing parts for Army jeep cars and radio parts for some Recently it began the manufacture of stampings for Army Plant 3 of the located in the old Auto Rad has been turning out parts for machine antiair craft guns and heavy James Gerity president of the said that further work is being sought for the main plant on Beecher Street The company has designed a machine tool known as a surface grinder which is re quired in war Three of the machines have been com pleted and sent out for Seven more are now nearing com In April the company ex pects to build 50 and soon after the output will be stepped up to 150 per The present output of Plant 1 has been cut materially due to a recent order which prohibits un restricted use of Ger ity Production of the sur face grinders is expected to pro vide employment for many of the companys 500 Francis George Sauter Pvt Francis George years old and also the son of and Edward en tered the army a month earlier than brother He receivec his basic training at Fort Sill in the field artillery He later was sent to Ford for three weeks and now is located at Camp Bowie Two younger brothers in the Sauter family Give us time Were going to join Both brothers graduated from St DUTCH SDH FIGHT Reported Carrying on Battle in Sumatra and Celebes March 25 were received in Australia today that Dutch resist ance in Central Centra Sumatra and part of Celebes was and that the Dutch hat pushed the Japanese back at some There were no Rising Sun bombers struck their third jonsecutive blov at Port Moresby today al though the raid was the weakes of the several recent i underscored the belief that thi Japanese regard the south coas New Guinea port as the gat which must be forced to open th way for invasion of northern Aus Jn to the mass assaults on the town yesterday and Mon only three bombers were seen in the attack today and these dodged in and out of high clouds in a display of new respect for the hardhitting ground defenses Fighters which probably accom panied the big planes apparently remained still out of sight in the cloud There were no reports of cas ualties or Turn to Page 9 Special to The Telegram March vil lage of Britton held its first prac tice black out Monday night to determine the steps necessary to render it invisible from the The black out test had the dual purpose of instructing local resi dents in protecting themselves from air attack and to prevent the vU lage from serving as a guide to nearby industrial The practice alarm was sounded at 9 oclock by ringing of the fire Street lights were turned off and residents complied with in structions to turn off their lights at the sound of the Britton Boy Scouts knocked at the doors of homes where persons had for gotten or had failed to hear the An almost complete blackout was finally with the ex ception of one business establish ment whose owner was out of town and had forgotten to turn off his store Motorists who passed through the town were met atthe city lim its and requested to cooperate in the experiment by turning out their All complied with the ex ception of one motorist who threw a beer bottle at the air raid war The license number of the car was obtained and reported to civilian defense As a result of the the vil lage council has decided to purchase a new siren to insure that all resi dents will hear the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March con sensus of military opinion as spring heralds the great battles of 194 is that the advantages to Japan of an invasion of Siberia outweigh the dangers and the attack may come the Nazis launci their drive in western Even though Japan is deeply in volved in the southern mil jitary sources point out that tht rewards of success in an assault on Siberia and big Pacific are too rich for the Japanese general staf to First and most important is Vlad United States bombers basec there would be within easy rang not only of Tokyo and Yokohomi but also of the grea Japanese naval which is onl 655 miles by On the other Vladivostok could be a secondary Japanese base for attacks on there is the grand stra tegic design of the Axis based on diversion of United Nations forces Only the so has been able to concentrate its armies on one fighting front Turn to Page 9 Cripps Holds First Conference With Indian Leaders NEW March 25 Stafford Cripps held his first conference with Congress Party leaders on his proposals for Indian freedom today amid indica tions that the plan he had brough from London was meeting with i favorable Favorable comment was heart in the central legislative assembl lobbies as that body went into ses with both Congress Party and Moslem League members stating that the latest proposals met the demands of all political parties to that a selfgoverning India would have the right to secede from thr British The first nonofficial Indian lead er to be received by Cripps today was Maulana Abdul pres ident of the Indian National Con gress Azad was accompanied by a member of the working com TO MODIFY SCALES SHOWDOWN FELT NEAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March CIO and AFL professed readiness to modify their overtime pay scales oday in response to Administra tion but despite this a House drive pressed forward for suspending the 40hourweek in war The agitation for a longer work week in arms plants continued un abated even though President Roosevelt reiterated his opposition to changing the The way events were moving on the laborproduction controversy led many on Capitol Hill to believe that a definite showdown was perhaps involving some sort of One authoritative source disclos ed that the House Naval Commit tee was studying legislation which would put only war industries on standard with a bonusincentive plan to spur pro The double purpose ol the bill would be the reduction ol labor costs on arms contracts anc the recapture of all war order profits above six per Committee discussion of this bill came after the action of the CIO and AFL in offering to forego some of the extra pay now provid ed for in existing The CIOs executive board rec ommended to affiliated unions last night that they waive overtime pay for Sunday and hol iday work when such work is per formed within a 40hour week overtime rates would continue in effect for work over and above the 40hour President William Green of the AFL likewise announced that his union had given the governmenl assurance that it will waive dou bletime payment for Sunday and holiday work in all war industries for the Adopted Policy Year Ago The CIO Murray said that the at the be hest of President Roosevelt and Donald War Produc tion Board but Green claim ed that AFL unions had adopted such a policy more than a year the Trades and Metal Trades Unions for outstanding Turn to Page 9 AVG Surprises Japs Bags 40 Grounded Planes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 25 The official notation killed in ac tion written beside the name oj Squadron Leader John Scarsdale Jack of the American Volunteer today dampenec the elation of the Flying Tiger pilots over their reported bag of 40 grounded Japanese planes in a sur prise dawn raid credited with shooting down more than a score ol Japanese crashed near the Japaneseoccupied Thailand airporl of Chiengmai at the end of a low dive during the His companions said they believ ed a Japanese gun mounted on truck parked near the airfield gol him with a burst of The Flying Tiger planes swoop ed upon the Japanese at 7 catching pilots as they were run ning to their The Ameri cans pumped rounds of ammu nition into grounded planes anc Dispatches said seven Japanese planes burst into the re mainder of the 40 were riddled with machinegun fire and most of the Japanese pilots were Turn to Page 9 Firm To Cut Executives Salaries March 25 Jack aircraft parts producer accused in a congression al hearing of making excess war today cut its profits to six er promised further reduc tions hi prices and slashed execu tives but continued bonuses and free lunches for work President William re turning from the House Naval Af fairs Committee was wel comed by employees cheers and the banging of their He gave this outline of future policy for the which has about in war contracts for airplane motor starters and automatic pilots profits on present and future contracts will be limit ed voluntarily to six per cent for the duration of the any excess to be returned to the army and navy at the end of each his son William Russell Jack and Ralph vice will a year each for the in stead of and will receive no They are the sole No member of the organization will receive a Miss Adelaide Jacks volun teered to have her salary cut from to a Workers Bonuses and The company will continue its pres ent policy of dealing with our as all employees are Last Christmas the firm gave each of 800 employees a a turkey and a wrist Employees will continue to get 15 per cent of the companys earn divided equally among them as Christmas to motor start Jack said the firm voluntarily reduced prices last 19 to the by 28 per cent under previ ous contract and on navy 10 per cent of our on all future business have been cut about 25 per cent promised further JapaneseOccupied Wake And Marcus Isles Raided Navy Task Force JAPS TAKE ANDAMAN ISLANDS Occupation Is First Japanese Seizure of Indian Ter ritory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March The Indian government announced today that the Andaman Islands to the Bay of Bengal have been occu pied by the The Andaman Islands are a chain north of Sumatra and some 350 miles southwest of They lie along the sea routes of chief eastern Indian 650 miles to the and would be a stepping stone for the Japanese in their westward thrust toward In dia itself and toward the vital Brit ish naval base of Trincomalee on the Island of The occupation was the first Jap anese seizure of Indian The Andamans first came under air attack on Today Lon don heard the Rome radio broad cast Tokoyo dispatches that the is lands again had been Chief target in the first attacks was the airdrome at Port principal town in the island These raiders were presumed to have come from bases in the ene myoccupied Burma Panhandle some 400 miles to the The group consists of 204 jungle covered which from 1858 to 1931 were used as an Indian con vict settlement and where since 1868 the British have operated a large meteorological station for Labor Must Accept War Conversion By UPPMAMt March labor like the automobile manufacturers before will be much happier and also much wiser men when they quit trying to swim up Niagara They have not yet made up their minds that war and nothing else is now their busi ness in There is no use their crying out that they are under attack from the ignor ant and from labor baiters and From every pri vate interest that has had to undergo conversion to the same kind of cry has gone As late as last December those who demanded a shutdown of the civil ian automobile business were met by planted publicity that the cam paign for conversion was being conducted by men who did not un derstand industry and were under the inspiration of Corporate industry was in an untenable and its enemies made the most of it Labor unions are now in an untenable The enemies of labor are making the most of The only possible answer is for labor to get out of its untenable position like to go to This is not a mere matter of labor leaders modifying their conceding this or that point when the heat is too It is a matter of a radical change in their whole change which will cause them to convert the machinery of labor organiza tions to war It will be of that this cannot be Three months ago it was said that Detroit could not be but the ma chinery that could not be convert ed has been parked outside of the wrapped in and left there for the The same conversion can must ha and will happen to the labor union The union prac tices and the union leaders that cannot be converted to war pro duction will be parked outside the wrapped in perhaps legal left there for the Turn to Paee 4 PRISONER ESCAPES FROM COONTY JAIL Asks to Use Dashes Through Kitchen and Back Door James Everett 21 year old former Adrian youth who mov ed to a farm near Liberty and with his brother tried to stock the farm by stealing from escaped from the Lena wee county jail about oclock this who yesterday was s e n t e n ced by Circuit Judge Arthur Rathbun to serve from five to 15 years in was in an upstairs cell block await ing his trip to the Southern Michigan State Everett Jacobs Prison at His is in the lower cell The officers said that Jacobs asked if he could use the telephone in the sheriffs Deputy Arch Wilson consented and op ened the cell block Jacobs brushed past the dashed down the through the kitchen and out the back door on the south side of the Sheriff Roscoe Scott was in the front jail office talking with a young man and woman at the time and was unaware of the escape until Wilson dashed down the stairway and out the back door shouting a fellow is out of Jacobs was out of sight apparently dashing behind the buildings and out onto North Main The sheriff immediately notified city state police and all of his regular and special deputies who quickly began a search for the escaped The at also was notified since it was thought Jacobsmight be heading in that who is married and is the father of a three months old has served time for larceny at the Michigan State Reforma tory at It was for this rea son that he was given a longer sentence than his who made no effort to escape this Duane was sentenced to serve from one to 15 years in pris Says MacArthurs Authority Is of Highest Order March 25 ff Australias two foremost needs are equipment and an equal voice with her Prime Minister John Curtin declared today as he in formed the House of Representa tives that the dominion had given Douglas MacArthur authority of the highest The commonwealth government has now become a much more active partner in operational di rection of the the Prime Min ister adding that when the Pacific War Council is establish ed in Washington there will also be an accredited representative of the commonwealth government The weight of Australias voice in United Nations he will bear direct relation to the resolution we bring our own defense and to the exertion we ap ply in the common If we had to stand Australians would fight in the only way consonant with the traditions of the British race and our own in can serve as our answer to General Tojos suggestion to Australia to consider a separate Thus Curtin tartly disposed of Japanese Premier General Hideki Tojos warning of March 12 that Australit must fall hi line with the Axis or be The Prime Ministers first men tion of General MacArthur was greeted enthusiastically by the He explained that under Mac Arthurs supreme Aus tralian commanders would head the dominions army and navy and that the American Lieutenant George would command the air The succor that has now reach ed Curtin imposes a high obligation on Australians to spare nothing in their own efforts There have been forecasts that Australia would function as an offensive hase in the ultimate pro cess of driving Japan from the southwestern This is in fact our goal but let us not exaggerate the speed with which we can reach it We must first insure that Australia Is held Invaders Said to Have Suf fered Casualties on Kalinin Front ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 25 Russian dispatches reported today that the German armies have lost more than men in killed alone since February with the heaviest toll on the Kalinin where the invaders were said to have suffered casualties up to Mrch While Soviet forces struck fresh blows toward the west and smashed counterattacks from German lines reported reinforced by 38 fresh di other Nazi losses itemized in communiques and special an nouncements gave these figures Central killed be tween February 6 and March Leningrad front killed March Northwestern front killed February 22March Southern and southwestern killed March A special dispatch from Smolensk west of said vio lent had with Russian troops in complete posses 12 districts and challenging the Germans in ten Such districts correspond closely to coun ties in the United From Marshal Semeon Timoshen kos southern army came a reporl that Soviet scouts had penetratec Germanheld port on the Sea of exchanged fire with the tossed grenades into a barracks and CTurn to Page 9 3 Heavy Enemy Bombers Are Destroyed March 24 Official dispatches from the south west Pacific gave military obser vers an indication today that any Japanese invasion of northeast Australia might be as difficult as a German invasion of A communique disclosed that American fighter planes had swept over the Torres which separ ates Australia and New The Torres Strait is 100 miles 75 miles more than the Strait of Air superiority over the Strait would balk a landing at tempt in northeast The War Department said that nine P40 fighters took part in a raid on the New Guinea city of 400 miles from the nearest Australian on March The fighters escorted four fortress bom bers and two Lockheed bombers which were credited with destruc tion of three heavy enemy ten fighters and two unidentified aircraft Two American fighters were lost in the A direct hit was scored on a Japanese ammunition In the Philippine theater the army reported that our forces had made a successful attack on a Japanese motor column in the southern is land of The enemy suffered heavy losses while only one of our soldiers was Many floating mines were found in Phil ippine indicating that the Japanese were trying to disrupt interisland Meanwhile a navy communique told of additional American losses in the battle for southwest Paci fic The destroyers Pillsbury and each with possibly 145 men have been missing since early March and are considered to be The Pills bury was believed lost near Bali The last report from the Edsall placed her in water south of No survivors were re These destroyers were units of the original American Asiatic which has been in action since the beginning of the PUBLICATION HALTED March 25 The Idaho Statesman missed an is sue the first time in 7S because of a pressmans The Boise Capital News was closed down because of union ac tion Taylor publisher of the said he was unwill ing to meet demands of pressmen sought wages in excess of any oaid in the allied printing American Warships Strike to Within 990 Miles of Yokohama By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March navy reported today that a Pacific fleet task force had raided Japanese occupied Wake and Marcus islands destroying enemy small seaplanes and numerous shore The raid on Marcus which lies 760 miles westnorthwest of Wake and about miles north west of Honolulu carried the Amer ican obviously including an aircraft to within 990 miles of The report on the Wake Island raid was the first official disclosure that the Japanese had permanent y occupied it and were attempting to fortify that central Pacific island which they finally captured from United States Marines Decem ber 23 at a heavy cost in men and At a navy 219 bombs from aircraft and many shells from cruisers and de stroyers were rained on shore in stallations and a landing Two enemy patrol boats were three large seaplanes at anchor were and the aircraft runways and a part of the defense batteries were the navy Our loss in this engagement was one Raid Occurred 24 The Wake Island raid occurred February The task force was commanded by Vice Admiral senior air force commander in the who on January 31 led an attack on Marshall and Gil bert islands which resulted in de struction of 16 enemy ships and 41 The disclosure was made after another last night from the Navy Department which reported the loss of two World War I destroyers Pillsbury and the Edsall in water south of with 145 offi cers and men on The vessels have been missing since early March and must be presumed to be the communi que Recounting the story of the at the communique said Halseys forces which had hit Wake Island a week earlier struck at Marcus Island March The by was executed just before dawn and the navy bombers which roared over the Japanese base dropped flares to illuminate No enemy aircraft or ships were pres the communique Turn to Page 9 Missing Since Early Navy Announces March 25 JP The following Navy communique was issued here last night The Navy dated March Far Pillsbury and have been reported missing since early March and must be presumed The next of kin of the personnel of the Pillsbury and Edsall have been in formed The Pillsbury is believed to have been lost in the vicinity of Ball Strait subsequent to the naval engagement in the Java Sea which was reported in Communique The last report from the Edsall placed her in waters south of These destroyers were units of the original Asiatic fleet which has been used since the be ginning of the war in an attempt to frustrate the Japanese invasion of the islands of the southwest Pa The ships of this fleet were fought with distinction as units of the Allied naval forces at Macas sar Lombok Bali and the battle of the Java Late Bulletins March 25 fcP The War Production Board order ed production of safety straight razors and razor blades curtailed under a limitation program which WPB said would allow an average of one blade a week to each March 25 F The United States Chamber Commerce was accused by Senator Thomas DTItah today of organ izing a writetoCongress campaign which he said would disrupt what he called a voluntary agreement between industry and labor to con tinue the 40hour Thomas declared the national chamber sent letters to local and state groups March 20 urging them to become aggressive in bringing widespread opinion to bear on Con   

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