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Publication: Adrian Daily Telegram March 26, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 26, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Rain Weather Details on Two MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Jacobs Caught After Chase Sentenced Today for Breaking Jail WANTED TO SEE WIFE James Everett the 21 year old admitted farm thief who staged a daylight escape from the Lenawee county jail yesterday was caught last night in Adrian and this morning he paid the penalty for his escapade when he heard another year added to his prison Jacobs was caught after a long chase through the southeastern part of the Officers got their first tip on his whereabouts when Joseph Benschoter of 1123 Erie Street called that Jacobs was re ported seen about 6 oclock in the afternoon at Erie and Center Four Arch Deputy Lloyd VanEt Deputy Frank Kessler and City Policeman Murray Mitchell left immediately to take up the They patrolled down Frank and Erie turning south from Jacobs first was sighted near the Oil Service bulk Hides Between Houses The officers went after at the same time firing several The escaped prisoner dashed across the New York Central tracks and to the south where he tried to throw his pursuers off the trail by hiding between As the chase VanEt ten ducked back behind him as the other three officers closed In a vacant lot between East Beech er Street and Lowe Jacobs evidently saw the three officers approaching and he turned to But as he did he ran directly into VanEttens almost completely out of quickly threw up his arms in surrender as VanEtten pointed a rifle at Its a good thing you stopped or Id have drilled VanEtten I wish you Jacobs Jacobs was hurried back to jail and placed in the lower cell This handcuffed to De puty he was taken to the Lenawee circuit court where he quickly pleaded guilty to esccping Judge Arthur Rathbun sentenced him to serve a year in Previously he was sentenc ed to serve from five to 15 years after admitting a countless num ber of farm Nervous in Court Jacobs was visibly nervous in court this morning and when Judge Rathbun asked him what he had to say for he merely I just wanted to see my wife and child was I want ed to get way and get to When Jacobs was in his brown uniform that he form erly wore as a filling station at tendantA search of his clothes revealed a broken hacksaw blade in one of his He said he didnt remember where he got it Jacobs escaped from jail yester day morning after successfully em ploying the ruse that he wanted to use the Deputy Wil son opened the cell block door and out dashed He sped down the having been in the upper cell leaped over the bannister and was out the jails kitchen door before anyone could stop Jacobs spent an hour soon after his escape in the home of Harvey Spiker of 382 Crystal Spring Ave Spiker reported at the police station this morning Jacobs appeared at his house abou 9 oclock yesterday Th escaped prisoner told Spiker that he furnished bail and had been Spiker re ported that Jacobs maintained that he and his brother were innocent ef the charges placed against Spiker said that Jacobs left his house about 10 He was wearing a brown coat which ap peared to be too large for City police said that a brown coat was reported taken from an alley behind a store on South Win ter Street yesterday The coat was seen hanging in the alley early yesterday morning and was reported missing about 10 PLOTTING CIVIL AIR PATROL MOCK AIR RAID Civil Air Patrol officials in Adrian were completing plans today for the organizations part in the mock air raid on Adrian Friday afternoon at Nel son commander of the Adrian is shown at the left in the above picture with Ken commander of the 5th Michigan cen and Melvin executive officer of the 5th Morey and Beebe have made arrangements for planes from Ann Monroe and Jackson to come to Adrian for the First Aid Course Is Planned at High School Next Week A course of Instruction in first aid work for Adrians air raid wardens will be held next week at the high school as the result of arrangements made today between city and Hervey county Red Cross Only ten hours of first aid in struction work is required for air raid wardens and for that reason the Red Cross has made arrange ments to give the shorter The standard Red Cross first aid course covers 24 hours of The air raid wardens will meet Thursday and Friday nights next week at oclock in the Adrian high school auditorium for the instruction The instruction work has been arranged in one Kuney said in order to com plete the training as sible to avoid spreading the course over a period of a All precinct air raid wardens were instructed today to notify the wardens in their territory to be present at the instruction periods next Bombs And Sirens Will Signal Raid Hitler May Have to Garrison Areas from Which He Sought Reinforcements March 26 Nazi machinations to get at least 000 men from the Axis Balkan junior partners to help fight Hit lers wars were charged today by British diplomatic sources who gleefully predicted they might prove a Instead of getting said these informants with close con tinental Hitler may have to increase his own garrisons in southeast Europe to squelch an unsought war situation aroused by distrust and reawakened old en mities stirred by his recruiting ef they declared Nazi plans to overawe Turkey with tales of German army masses on her European frontier and actual Bulgarian troop concentrations there have not had the slightest effect on the in fact Brit ishTurkish relations recently have been cemented despite Hitlers ef forts to weaken Bulgaria and Hungary are under severe German pressure to provide troops for an Axis spring offensive against according to this Turn to Page 6 IS SET FOR COUNT Lenawee countys April rationing quota for tubes and retreads was announced today by the state rationing administration in Lansing as resumption of the sale of re treaded tires for passenger cars was This countys quota for passenger tires is for passenger tubes 46 and for passenger retreads For the tire quota is the retread quota 198 and the tube quota Quotas for other counties also were In the April quota for the state is new pas senger retreaded tires and inner tubes for passen ger and new retreaded tires and tubes for trucks and AUCTIONS March north ot See on Market March 31sL southwest of Te Vick See on Market March east of Riga Five Linehan See on Market Swedes Mobilizing According to Jap Radio Broadcast TOKYO From Japanese Broad casts March 26 following dispatch was broadcast today by Domei The Swedish government sud denly called all classes of the armed forces to the colors yesterday with simultaneous decrees to strengthen coastal and border Yomiur reported from certain quarters took the move to indicate an impending American attempt to launch a sec ond European front against the Scandinavian The London Daily Express said Tuesday that maneuvers in Sweden were a cloak for complete mobiliza tion as a precaution against Ger man concentrations along the Bal tic sea coast Advices from Stockholm Tues day said Sweden was keeping a considerable defense force under but that the military services had not reached complete mobiliza Aerial the fire bell at the engine house and the sirens on fire trucks will spread the alarm Friday afternoon when 15 or 20 Civil Air Patrol planes swoop down over Adrian at oclock for a mock air Air raid sirens are not yet available City police under the direction of Commissioner Louis Germond will act as spotters for the air raid and they will set off the aerial bombs at strategic points in the city as soon as the planes are The bombs will be the signal for fire trucks to leave the engine house for their auxiliary air raid stations at the Scott garage at Maumee and Greenly the Matthes Coal Com pany on East Maumee Street and the Rinehart garage on Center Street At the same time auxi liary firemen will report to their stations in acordance with assign Industry To Get Rubber Patents March 26 If A study of the extent to which agreements between Standard Oil Company New Jersey and the German dye trust may have ham pered development of synthetic rubber in America was opened to day by the Senate Inves tigating The committee subpoenaed mem bers of the Justice Department an titrust headed by Assist ant Attorney General Thurman to tell the governments case against the oil The case was settled yesterday by a decree under which the com pany agreed to free to American industry its patents on synthetic rubber and gasoline and other im portant chemical The six subsidiaries and three top officials were fined a total of for violation of the anti trust The company said it agreed to the decree and did not contest the antitrust charges because its war work was more important than obtaining possible court vindica tion by trials which would take In 1929 the American firm reach ed an agreement with the German dye Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie A k t i e n gessell for an exchange of interest in specified inventions under which Standard Oil obtained rights to a number of processes including a new method for making The Justice Department said that despite this Farbenindustrie had refused to turn over the patents for the Buna rubber processes until and that it never transferred full man ufacturing This was said to have been be cause the Hitler for reasons of military re fused to permit to do in the exercise of its control of the rubber L refused to sanc tion any general program exploitation of synthetic Standard nevertheless decid ed to transmit samples and all in formation regarding Butyl rubber the petroleum gas process it had developed to L The government the American company had conspired with L Farbenindustrie to re strain trade and commerce in the oil and chemical industries throughout the including synthetic rubber and synthetic gas Arnold was summoned before the committee several weeks ago in closed and he asked thai time for a suspension of the com mittees inquiry until the Depart ment of Justice had completed its own Arnold had requested he not be asked to discuss the pro ceedings publicly until the case was ments made yesterday by Chief Jack School Alarms Planned Air raid alarms also will be sounded in the various city school Buildings and students will take he places to which they already lave been assigned for air Nelson commander ol the Adrian squadron of the was at the Wayne county airport n Detroit this afternoon making final arrangements for the flight over He took with him a letter from Mayor Lundahl requesting the raid to arouse in terest in civilian defense activi ies here and another letter from Commissioner Germond giving the citys permission to conduct the mock Ken manager of the Ad rian airport and commander of the 5th Michigan Group of the and Melvin executive offi interviewed representatives of other squadrons at Ann Monroe and Jackson last night to complete arrangements for flights from out of the The Ypsi lanti just recently or will not be Leaflets Ready Planes from out of the city are due here between and 3 Along with the Adrian planes they will leave the airport about travel away from the city for a short distance and then come back in formation for the They will drop leaflets emphasizing that it couU happen here and outining air raid The wheels on a plane owned by Eugene Olsen of this city be came mired in the mud on a lov spot on one of the runways at the airport last night The plane was not In a few places th frost is just going out of th particularly where the sot is thick and For tha Adrian CAP officials wil request the neighboring squadron not to send heavy visiting pilots also will be given specific instructions where to lane and take off that accidents may be The Adrian planes taking par in the raid will be piloted b Eugene Ed John Lawrence Nel son Ehinger and Maurice Th who will help the pilots with bombardier work will b Hoig William Mrs Leon Roberts and Stewart Favors Splitting Up War Contracts March 26 Senator Taft ROhio said today that pending legislation to gea small plants and factories into th vast war production program wil probably increase costs a grea deal but probably is worth it Taft referred to the bill to estab lish a Small Wa Plants Corporation favorably re ported by the Senate Banking Com mittee yesterday after it rejecte an effort to give Jesse fed era loan control the proposed new one of the two Republican on the special Senate Small Bus ness Committee which sponsore the predicted that split ting up war contracts so that manj small plants could share in them would enable many little fellow to survive who otherwise coul not Chairman Murray o the small business group said th bill would give small business ai active on the Wa Production Board and enable of the manufacturing con cerns of the country to take som part in war The measure would authoriz Chairman Donald Nelson of th War Production Board to appoin a special deputy in charge of smal business and five direc tors of the new corporation tha would loan to smal ells I Bring You the Unbreakable Faith of a Free Man CAN BE NO COMPROMISE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Douglas MacArthur pledged tonight tiat there can be no compromise ve shall win or we shall and to this end I pledge you the full re ources of all the mighty power of my country and all the blood of ay At the height of a historic din er in Parliament the first American commander ever to lead inited forces of United States and Australian troops dedar d his confidence the un ireakable faith of a free ultimate There is a link that binds our countries he I lave come as a soldier in a great crusade of personal liberty as op losed to perpetual My aith in our ultimate victory is in I bring you tonight the unbreak able faith of a free Prime Minister John who pored over battle plans with Mac Arthur before the declared hat under the American generals eadership the war can be fought with dynamic energy and inflexi ble Curtin declared that MacArthur had the fullest confidence of Au stralias War Forced as we are to battle on our own Curtin the plans we are making are not mat ters for I have no doubt that just as we can surprise he enemy we will gratify our News of what we have done and not news of what we in tend will be the only kind of news which the War Council can from now on make in his new role of United Nations supreme command er in the southwest plung ed deep into conferences with the commonwealths leader as soon as tie arrived here today on his first visit to the Australian Dispensing with all MacArthur went at once to Curtins chambers after receiving at Parlia ment House the cheers of a smal group among whom was Army Minister Francis Forde Council MembersPresent Members of the War Counct were present at the conference be tween the prime minister and the sternfaced MacArthurprelude to a series of important military ses sions in which cabinet ministers and highranking United States anc Australian army officers will parti cipate next After these wil fill in the details of the plans roughed out by MacArthur ari Curtin is expected tha the names of the men chosen to command the Australian armed forces under MacArthur will be an Appointment of Australians to thees posts will enable the Austra lian forces to preserve their own ide ntity while permitting supremi authority to rest in MacArthur1 MacArthur came here by auto mobile from his headquarters somewhere in Turn to Page 17 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March road outline of the offensive op rations which sooner or later will arry the war to Japan is begin ing to take shape here in reports from the vast PacificAsiatic battle area telling of increasing Allied ctivity in India and Australia and f American naval actions far west f It in the opinion of military and naval that the big push finally comes will lash out from four main Australia nd the objective of utting so much pressure on Japan t so many points simultaneously Troops Have First Practice Battle Abroad WITH Troops In Northern March 26 States and British troops ende their first battle practice todaj after the Americans had enactec the enemy role for a 72hou problem executed under condition just short of what might be expect ed in actual In a midnight counterattacl midwestern infantrymen gained difficult objective against seasonei British many of them vet erans of the Belgian campaign o A surprise stab by the S force while the British protectei their flank netted 150 By their performance during th threeday exercise which the Brit ish call a scheme the S soldiers won the praise of Lieu commande of British forces in Northern Ire land Russell Hartle their own commander in this area and Major Alphe Young of Siou who headed the troops i the Infantry and with sup ply and signal moved int the British tactical plan as a com plete unit for the first tim troops actually functione with a British This problem was only a pre liminary to more extensive maneu vers in the Americans schedule o intensive Soon they will undergo actua with infantrymen advancin under a live artillery barragi Every precaution will be taken in an operation in which all gunner will fire over the troops and ever soldier will to know th sound and observe closely the el feet of the They also wil get experience in rifle and ma chinegun Field officers said the exercise just completed showed the soldiers stil Ido not take cove quickly enough in realistic maneu Outline Of Attack Against Japanese Is Taking Shape BLAST KILLS HIM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March isastrous premature dynamite ex losion killed at least 20 men to day in a limestone quarry at the plant of the Lehigh Portland dement Rescuers expressed belief the otal dead may reach Fourteen school children from a chool a mile north of the quarry vere brought to an Easton hos The which occurred about was heard for miles around and was so severe that doors were jarred open in 18 miles Many buildings and homes in the area were timekeeper for he said preparations vere being made for a major blast and that 10 to 12 men normally were used in such an He said all men in or around the quarry were either killed or in The located approximately live miles north of em Joys about 200 No plant mildings are near the how Bachman Several hundred pounds of dynamite were being placed in the Pilots of two airplanes which Hew over the quarry said upon heir return to the Easton airport that they saw trucks tha had been arked near the quarry tossed lelter All available emergency ambu lances and doctors were rushedto Jie scene from Easton and Philips across the Delaware River from that her scattered and divided orces will be unable to resist ef Thegreat problem now facing he Allies in preparation for this stategists is still one f time and problem f getting enoughfully equipped troops in action before the enemy an consolidate his territorial con or exploit his booty of raw materials for arms production pur Formidable Task The formidable character of the failed Nations task cannot be these authorities but they noted with guarded satisfaction that it was eing attacked energetically from all angles throughout the farflung acific Among the most mportant evidences of they listed the following The increasing flow of sup lies to General Douglas Mac Arthurs This already as enabled his in coopera ion with the to deal erhaps crippling blows to one great Japanese invasion threat massing off New and to irepare for whatever subsequenl hrust may be loosed against Aus ralia The accelerated preparations or the defense of including he recentlyannounced Washington ecision to send a supply mission With the loss of the Burma India became the chief route or moving munitions to China so hat her defenders now guard no snly Britains wealthiest colony but also Chinas Turn to Page 17 Use Parachutists to Fomenl Native Uprising NEW March 26 Japanese pressure against United Nations lines in Bur ma from south and the use of parachutists to fomen native indicated by the British statement From the a large mixet including Thai or antiBritish Burmese along with the reportet within 40 miles of Prome in the push up the Irrawaddy Valley to ward that town and the rich oil fields of inner On the where ra Japanese push over the Thailand border ap parently is aimed at Chi nese forces were said to have beat en back a force of 800 Japanese am Thais north of Mong in flicting heavy casualties and cap turing a French Although the invaders have by passed 150 miles inland from Rangoon and about 200 mile south of the war bul letin said Chinese forces there ar well dug in and will hold on until Nations Highest Decoration Sent To MacArthur March 26 A congressional medal of honor the nations highest decoration fo valor under is going to Gen era MacArthur today by order o President The a spread eagle aa fivepointed star swung from i blue silk will be presents to the commanderinchief of th southwest Pacific by Nelson T United States minister t The citation lauded the hero o Bataan for Conspicuous leadership in pre paring the Philippine Islands t resist for gallantry an intrepidity above and beyond th call of duty in action against in vading Japanese and fo the heroic conduct of defensive an offensive operations on the Bataa He trained and le an army which has received worl acclaim for its gallant defens against a tremendous superiority o enemy forces in men and the citation His utter disregard of persona danger under heavy aerial his calm judgmen in each inspired his troops galvanized the spirit of resistanc of Filipino and confirmed the faith of the American peopl in their armed 0 START WAR IN Jo Damage Caused as Naz Warplanes Stage Raid on Murmansk 100 PLANES SEE ACTION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Ger man air force has struck with 66 planes at Arctic Rus sian and lost 11 of them while causing no a dispatch from he Arctic front said The German high command an nounced yesterday that German air men had damaged a merchant ship and shot down eight fighter plane n a raid on a northern anchor of Russian battle lines ex tending to the Black The Russian dispatch said tha more than 100 raiders an fought over the city a one It reported the first Ger man wave was up of 18 bomber and 11 the second 11 bombers and six fighters and the third of 20 Russian fighters and antiaircraf jun crews shared in shooting down 11 raiders and two others were the account A strengthening of German air forces was indicated by dispatche from various combat zones relating incidents in which Nazi planes out numbered the Russians in one case by 27 to Dramatic reports of land fightin came from the Kalinin be tween Leningrad and Turn to Page 17 4 Enemy Planes Downed Dur ing Bombing March 26 a The War Department reported to day that 54 heavy Japanese bom bers participated in a sixhour at tack on the island forts at the en trance of Manila concentrat ing on and that de fending antiaircraft batteries sho down four of the The defending troops suffere only a few the Depart ment said in a an damage to the fortifications There were sharp skirm ishes along the entire front in Ba the Department The bag of four enemy bomber in this attack brought to seven th number shot down by antiair craft fjre since the Japanes launched their sudden renewal largescale aerial bombardment the Philippines two days FORD JOB ACCEPL March 26 Charles Lindbergh will go t work soon for the Ford Motor Com pany if army approval can be s Harry Ford pe sonnel said last night The famed flier has accepte Henry Fords personal invitation devote his engineering acumen Fords vast armament progra Bennett but his exact duti were not Lindbergh left late yesterday fo Washington to seek from War De partment officials a release from war duties so he can work in Di Bennett 10 and AFL Chiefs Assail Bill to Suspend Closed Shop and Overtime Pay ROLABOR MAIL HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March am president of the Ameri an Federation of and Phil p CIO chief jointly ad rised Congress today against pass ing labor legislation which might tart an undeclared war among urselves and divide the nation nto groups fighting each In statements prepared for pre entation before the House Naval they assailed a bill to uspend the closed shop and extra ay for overtime in war plants and aid it was dictated by labors en I charge that the sponsors and of this bill are now wag ng an undeclared war against nresident Roosevelt and against the of America who believe in the policies of his said Green in his Murray declared the naval com mittee had the responsibility of correcting misinformation that has een sponsored and fostered by antilabor groups and of re uking once and for all those in ublic life and in private life who re attempting to disrupt and di vide our nation into The American Federation of La or head told the committee that Ve cannot afford in the nations crisis to take time out to fight an ither and undeclared war among iurselves here in No Time for Disunity Said Murray This is not the time for any atriotic American citizen to malign r spread misinformation about la or or to divide this nation into roups fighting each other instead of our common Axis Organized labor has started its wn wireyourCongressman cam aign to counter the flood of mail and telegrams for suspension of he 40hour senators report ed Preceded by what some senators described as an avalanche of pro abor Green and Murray tes ified before the House Naval Afr airs Committee against a bill by Smith The bill would suspend the 40hour elimi nate the closed shop in war indus ries and place a ceiling of 6 per cent on war contract Chairman Van Nuys DInd ot he Senate Judiciary before which several labor bills are told reporters he re ceived 50 telegrams from CIO un ons in his state in one All urged him to vote against any changes in present labor he Van Nuys said he was determln to obtain action y the judiciary group on a meas ure by Senator Reed which would outlaw the closed shop in war Gets Union Messages Senator Taft ROhio who has opposed suspension of the 40hour week said he also was begin ilng to receive many communica tions from union members against egislation pending in both the House and Chairman Thomas DUtah of the Senate Labor Committee ac cused the United States Chamber of Commerce of organizing a writetoCongress campaign which would disturb labormanagement One upset of the labor contro versy was a statement by Attor ney General Biddle calling down Thurman assistant attor ney for accusing organiz ed labor of injuring and destroy ing independent At a press conference yesterday Biddle said Arnolds before a House Judiciary Committee hear ing were unfortunate at this time and did not represent the views of the Justice Depart Late Bulletin March 26 Thurman assistant At torney testified today that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey had developed a synthetic rubber that was better and more plentiful than any the Nazis had and had turned it over to German interests before the United States entered the March 26 The announced today that the coast guard was recently shelled and sunk In the Caribbean presumably by an enemy and that all aboard were The cutter was described in a communique reporting the sinking as a small unarmed ship of tho tender class which was used to provide services to aids to naviga March as President Roosevelt authorized to day the financing of war contracts for small business through guar anteed Under a presidential executive the War and Navy Depart ments ando the Maritime Commis sion may guarantee or even make loans necessary for war production to stimulate participation by small business ;

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Publication: Adrian Daily Telegram

Location: Adrian, Michigan

Issue Date: March 26, 1942

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