Friday, March 27, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Colder Details oo Puo Two MARCH 1942 BILLION DOLLAR IS SENT TO Carries Funds for New Army Planes and For Army PRESIDENTS SUM IS CU March 27 An emergency ap propriation bill carrying funds fo new army war planes an for an army which will reach by the end of this year was sent to the House today by its ap propriations Recommending that all but abou be turned over to the War the committei asked for for air complete with spare parts radio and Congress pro vided funds in January for planes and Lieutenant General H air corps said an other would be requested President Roosevelt recommend ed to Congress a plane pro gram for this calendar year and a plane program for The total of the which con tained money for a host of war ac boosted to more than the defense and war ap propriations made and in prospeci since July But the com mittee sounded a note of warning about considering that war supplies of that value had been There is great the com mittee for discussing these large totals with clarity and precis ion as to the to the end that the public mind is not confused into believing that this total of appro priations and authorizations repre sents Appropria tions and authorizations need to be made far in Where Money Will Go The big besides the army plane woulc provide money for these programs Navy Department Marine Coast Guard and ship 000 Army Quartermaster military post con educa tion and training of defense work increased grants o states for oldage Turn to Page 5 Also Enters Guilty Plea Second Count of Forgery John 29 year old Adrian factory pleaded guilty to two charges when he was arraigned this morning before Judge Arthur Rathbun in the Lenawee circuit courtHarsh was returned to jail and will be sentenced On one Harsh was charged with the larceny of an automobile owned by Lee Baker of The car was taken February 23 in On the other he was charged with a check cashed by Swaney of The name of Foote was forged to the Sheriffs officers arrested Harsh Saturday to end a two months search carried out by the city and state police and sheriffs A decree quieting title was grant ed by Judge Rathbun this morning to Helen Gray of Hudson in her suit against Charles C Cobb and other The decree cleared Grays title to prop erty in Her attorney was Victor Keip of LEAFLET TO BE RELEASED ON US TODAY GET READYADRIAN La na a OMB Instead of these 7000 Axis planes some day may drop 7000 incendiary bombs on Adrian Take These Precautions Now the attic of all inflammables so firemen can enter ready a shovel and at least a pail full of dry Garden hose will be useful if the nozzle will throw a fine certain your house can be blacked out a refuge room where you may be quiet and comfortable during a with your air raid If Bombs Actually Fall at keep calm and Away from off lighted stove burners but not the pilot The lines will be needed by emergency firemen and air raid Armed with leaflet bombs as pictured 15 or 20 planes from the Civil Air Patrol squadrons at Monroe and Ann Arbor were to ake off from the Adrian airport about oclock this afternoon for a air raid arranged to demr onstrate that it could liappen Weather con ditions for the mobilization of the planes were favor able at noon today but in the event of rain or poor flying weather the raid will bepostponed one Adrian Civil Air Patrol officials made one last trip to Wayne county airport at Detroit this morning to complete arrangements for this afternoons flight The Civil Air Authority insisted oh another letter oicpressly granting permission to drop leaflets from the The planes were due over Adrian for the raid at Aerial bombs were to start the mobilization of auxiliary firemen and air raid drills in New March 27 XP A strike of 182 produce handlers af filiated with the AFL teamsters union today cut off the supply of butter and eggs from Detroit hotels and grocery stores served by 46 wholesale Edward state labor me said the strike came after the rejection by union officials of a proposed new contract to replace one which expired at midnight Owen said he would call another meeting of union and management representatives today in an effort to end the One of the companies affected supplies pro duce to the naval training school at the Ford Motor Companys he Benjamin spokesman for the said the pro posed contract provided a week increase for all vacations with pay and sick Burt president of the said the men were being paid to a week and demanded a 57 Brennan said one wholesale house signed a new contract today on the uniens He predicted others would follow AUCTIONS March north of See on Market March 31st southwest ot Te Vick See on Market March east or Riga Five Llnehan See on Market apanese Advance In Guinea Halted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 27 Aircraft of the United Nations aided Japanese base in Dutch attacking hipping in the Prime Min ster John Curtin said today in Reports from Port Moresby that though the Japan se in New Guinea now were mown to be in considerable force n the Markham their ad ance had been halted at the village f This would place them 27 miles rom Lae along the course of the Markham The first Japanese landings on New Guinea occurred at Salamaua and 35 miles on March 8 and since Port Moresby re ports A number of small emergency landing grounds have been established by the Australians considered It possible that Nadzab would be the site for a large central airdrome from which the Japanese would plan to begin large scale air operations aimed not only at Port already heavily but also North Queensland bases and islands in Torres Strait Lae still is the main base for the Japanese but their planes and land forces apparently are dispersed over a wide area of occupied terri tory to scatter the targets which have been hammered heavily by United Nations planes in past So there is no that the Japanese have moved more than 10 miles from Salamaua and there is no evidence of them advancing to Port A notice in todays Common wealth Gazette proclaimed emer gency control over the whole of 5 northern in which lies the important port of Hitherto only some coastal areas of the territory had been under military Late Bulletins March 27 The War Production Board today ordered the nations tea consump tion cut in half to conserve dwind ling tea The order was the Board to stretch the stocks of tea on hand in this country on January it was said would have lasted six months un less a full years Newspaperman Who Visited London Tells of Real German Air Raids Adrian experienced a mock air raid this Some 125 Adr rian members of the Rotary Club and their got some firsthand information about the German raids over England and some indications of what to expect should enemy planes invade this country in a speech yesterday by Russell writer for the De troit News and news broadcaster for radio station Barnes was in England in He passed among his audience frag ments of German incendiary and fragmentation bombs dropped on London as well as a German antiaircraft piece of a shell fired into a British bomber over The stub end of the incendiary displayed weighing bomb that Barnes was part of a bomb slightly more than two Released from a height of he it would penetrate an ordinary shingle roof of a drop into the attic and probably jurn its way down from floor to 3oor to the basement meanwhile setting the house on Hundreds Carried in Planes Those bombs are the kind you would most likely have to deal with in Adrian in case of a le A plane could carry hundreds of It could do videspread damage with them and make the effect felt by many more jeople than with a single bomb oaded with high An explosive bomb is apt to weigh 500 pounds or maybea The British and Germans are using some that weigh two but a omber can carry only one of the big Incendiaries are the kind ve are mostly likely to get Turn Page 2 JAPS SWITCH F IMP BOMBS Gunners Hold Off Two Raids On Corregidor March 24 Delayed Iff The Japanese switched from leaflets to bombs oday after the failure of another of their many peace offerings but PhilippineAmerican antiair craft gunners held off twofull fledged air raids on Corregidor The most recent Japaneseset zero Sunday noon March passed uneventfully and was ac corded the same concern by Fili pinos and Americans as the pre vious Turn to Russell Barnes ATTACKED ANEW Ghent Oil Docks at LeHavre and Holland Air dromes Pounded BRITISH LOSE 13 PLANES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 27 bombers attacked German Ruhr industries in force again struck at enemy airdromes in Hol an oil refinery near Ghem and the docks of the air ministry announced The loss of 13 bombers was ao The Germans claimed 16 were shot The air ministry said Ruhr valley under aerial fire for the second night in were bombed During a thrust against bases in Germanoccupied territory our fighters destroyed an enemy bomb er in air a communique In it an enemy bomber was destroyed over this country last Coastal command aircraft made a lowlevel bombing attack on an enemy convoy off the Frisian Islands yesterday afternoon anc scored hits on a mediumsized sup ply the ministry A high flying German hidden by made a brief thrust toward the southeast coast today but was driven Turn to Page 5 Hearing Opened to Settle Dis pute With CIO March 27 A slowdown has retarded produc tion at the Aluminum Company of America plant at the War Labor Board disclosed in open ing a hearing today to settle a dis pute between the company and CIO A special representative of the roard found that four union stew ards instigated the slowdown after the company reduced the number of men on some He recommended that the stewards be The Die Casters union asserted in a statement that the company precipitated this production slow down through Jheir instituting ot New York procedures without first consulting the but added hat any man guilty of such a stoppage must The boards Wil liam ordered imme diate negotiations between the company and the union on griev ances at the Cleveland plant The learings to settle the major ssues of wages and hours for nine lants of the had been set before the We are supporting the boards decision because we are interested n the union For the same we hope that the Aluminum Company of America will soon learn that cooperation with the union of its employees is essential if production is to be at and if this war is to be William AFL and Philip president of told the House Naval Com mittee yesterday they would act against any slowdown in plants un der their They spoke against the Smith which would suspend the 40hour law and out aw the closed shop for the dura Senator Pepper DFla advo cated establishment of a board to ix working prices and bonuses and asked that all legal restrictions on he hours of labor be abolished for he duration of the Russian Armies Cut More Deeply Into Smolensk Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March said today Red army soldiers had recaptured another community in fighting on the central cut more deeply into Smolensk prov nce and won a battle of tanks to straddle the approaches of a large southwestern Reports reaching London de clared the Germans were fortify ng Kiev and blasting the Dnieper tiver ice on its eastern flank that Russians had broken into Nazi de enses around Gzhatsk that Red air force planes had heavily bomb ed survivors of the beleaguered 16th German army at Staraya Tass announced that counter attacking seeking to hold up he Red army advance on a big populated center on the southwest ern front were routed by Rus sian armored units and artillery af ter eight German machines had been destroyed and three Our troops are now in the ap iroaches to this important the news agency ITass did not identify the The heaviest fighting south of Mos cow recently has been reported about a Germanheld rail road town the Donets basin industrial center and Tagan right anchor of the Germans mainland The regular midday communl que of the Russian information bu reau reported Red army troops had wiped out more than 500 Ger man officers and men on the Kalin in northwest of and said heavy fighting was continu In another retreating un der heavy pressure by our the enemy left 450 dead on the bat the bulletin Russian dispatches said Red army aided by highly or ganized guerrilla bands which kill ed Germans in January and had gamed full posses sion of 16 districts counties of Smolensk four in the last 48 The operations are aimed at ultimate neutralization of the troops in Smolensk 230 miles west of The information bureau announc ed the recapture a central front in its fighting said to have cost the Germans hundreds of Bombing of the 16th German army was reported by the Exchange British said the Germans rere reported dynamiting the Dnieper River ice near the occupied Ukrainian and building Many Kie vites are preparing to join guerrilla bands which already are active even inside the warravaged city it BataairY Defenders Thrilled At Naming Of MacArthur As Allied Supreme Leader By IiEAN 8HEDLER WITH THE USAFFE ON BA TAAN March 20 Delayed that their General Douglas Mac had been made supreme Allied commander in the south west Pacific area sent a great thrill through the embattled Amer ican and Philippine forces who called it the answer to our pray The fighting spirit that has per meated these troops since the start of the war was unshaken by the immediate Japanese propaganda that their general had deserted Bataan in favor of other Pacific The barometer of troop opinion of their commander sky rocketed although thousands of miles they firmly be lieved their needs would be upper most in General MacArthurs Buck privates and officers alike joined in the chorus of praise for the They commend ed MacArthurs choice of Jonathan Wainwright to succeed him in the Typical of the comment by offi cers was the statement of one that MacArthurs appointment was the best break of the war so General Wainwright has the reputation of being the most front going general around His responsibility has vastly increased in the new and I found his staff felt the promotion had been earned by his hare weeks in fighting in I asked General Wainwright for a statement on the new He replied there was no change but that he had plans that woulc be effected Plans Kept Secret News of General MacArthurs leaving was a complete secret anc first knowledge of it came in the announcement by the War De partment in Washington March Japanese propagandists have been busy since that announce Forgotten soldiers of enemy radio has shouted day and Leaflets dropped by Jap anese planes asserted MacArthur had deserted his did I find any such feeling among the heroic defenders of Everywhere was the belief that their weeks of fighting againsl heavy odds was soon to be repaid with new materials and new planes that would enable them to strike back savagely and force the enemy from these More thaneyer were they ot Cause of Accident Probably Will Never Be Known Wit nesses All Dead March 27 The cause of a thunderous dyna mite blast which killed 31 work men and shattered windows in a 20mile radius probably never will be a state investiga tor said because all the witnesses are There has been nothing as per plexing in the history of explosive accidents in said Thomas chief of the State Bureau of Mines and Everything was blown away heres nothing to go a dozen agencies began tracing stepbystep the route followed in bringing the 21 tons of explosive from a New Jer sey powder plant to the Lehigh Portland Cement Companys quar five miles north of Easton where yesterdays disaster occur A group of 40 workmen had laced the open boxes of dynamite jeside holes drilled in the ground preparatory to blasting away the side of the Nine left for he bottom of the When they reached the one the blast let go and the whole world just seemed to The men on the top were blown o pieces and parts of bodies were hurled 300 Twelve children and two teachers in a school half a mile away were cut by flying Houses 20 miles distant were jarred and the concussion was reported in 65 miles James company super told of a report that three airplanes had been flying over the quarry and said it was jossible a missile dropped from one of them may have set off the He and FBI agents dis the theory of Gish said operations at the quar ry would be delayed possibly three months because the powder crew was wiped out and added that 95 er cent of our production now is in war MEETS CRIPPS NEW March 27 Indian met this afternoon with Sir Stafford Brtiains special The little Nationalist leader came here from his humble retreat n Wardha to confer with Sir Staf entrusted by the British war cabinet with seeking unanimous Indian acceptance of Britains pro losals for greater autonomy for And Indian support for Brit ains When I reached General Wain wrights post of command in mid he was out making his usual daily round of observing conditions firsthand and learning the needs of his It was late in the evening when he and he invited me to dine with him and his Con versation during the dinner was conducted in a completely demo cratic There was a free discussion of the days events and After the meal the group gath ered at a small opening on one side of the trailer which the gen eral has used as his office and More hi for um News of the arrival in the Unit ed States of Francis high commissioner to the likewise resulted in It was felt that his first hand ac counts of conditions on Bataan and at Corregidor could only re sult in Men here heard that Sayre had told the United States it must match the gallantry of Bataans defenders with not paper Karl Hoch Becomes Head of Adrian Defense Group ATTITUDE IsT CHANGING James A Blanchard of Mo renci has been appointed by Gover nor Murray VanWagoner to serve as vice chairman of the Len awee county defense The appointment will fill a vacancy in the council caused by the resigna tion of who moved to New Orleans last sum original chair man of the county was succeeded by Eugene Olsen who served as acting chairman until he received a permanent appointment from Governor VanWagoner two weeks A definite change in the public attitude to the civilian defense pro gram has been in the making for some Olsen said He classified civilians in three There is the panicky1 group which thinks that everyone should have a he and there is the indifferent group which go oh usual without making any effort that interferes with their ordinary Middle Group Takes Interest The middle of which we wish there were he con are those which take an active interest hi our civilian de fense They volunteer to take part and then carry out their For instance we have 300 air raid wardens in It is necessary for them to take an active interest because of the neces sity for drills and Air raid wardens will take first aid In this connection the American Red Cross has aided greatly by re ducing the number of hours of training from 24 to ten in order for persons to We are noticing a changing public opinion and we are well pleased with work to date and expect even better response in the The work of the defense council is to make effective the policies and plans of Lansing and insofar as the cooperation of the public makes it In Len awee county we believe that the defense program is progressing and will compare favorably with the best in the New City Chairman The civilian defense council for the city of Adrian has accepted the resignation Of the John Greenwood as chairman and has appointed Karl Hoch to the posi Hoch served as acting chairman during the absence of Greenwood in Texas hi Janu ary and had much to do with the development of the program at the time it was first Greenwoods resignation was in recognition of the progress made by the council under the direction of The council meets every Friday afternoon at oclock at the city hall in the mayors The civilian defense office is open every afternoon from 2 to 4 Says Germans Ordered to Hold At All Costs March 27 The German army after its steady winter retreat has been ordered to lold its present Russian bases at all costs and safeguard the supply lines over which new Material must be moved up laboriously for the spring the Berlin correspondent of the Neue Zuercher Zeitung report ed He said the whole German supply system has been with a separate transit organization reliev ng the engineering units of all but front line Every available reserve not need ed in the fighting lines was re lorted helping move supplies east ward across Polish and captured Russian The correspondent named Tagan Vyazma and Staraya Russa as the hard pressed advance key points the Ger man army was ordered to hold as lases fpr own spring Precious Formula Steadfastly Denied to American Manufacturers STANDARD OIL BLAMED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March manys crack mechanized divisions probably are rolling along on syn thetic rubber made by an exclusive American Congress learned although the precious form ula has been steadfastly denied to American manufacturers almost without Such a costly wartime paradox caused Chairman Truman to exclaim I think this approaches and he called for further evidence on the private inter national agreements designed to control the manufacture and sale of synthetic head of the Senate De fense Investigating said there was no doubt in his mind that the Nazis had made prompt use of the Americandiscovered process which Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold said had been turned over by the Standard Oil Company of JMew its orig to the Hitlercontrolled L Farbenindustrie before America en tered the By this Arnold informed the synthetic rubber which was better and cheaper the Germans was made from natural No Tires Until 1945 Truman said because of the delay in getting the synthetic rub ber program there was little hope that tires could be pro duced with it for ordinary civilian uses until early in He said Standard would be called upon to produce out of tons in the current program just getting with the remainder being manufactured by United States Goodyear and Most of the production through 1943 and 1944 would be for military he Turn to Page Move to Stamp Out Gigantic Espionage Ring RIO DE March 27 ff officials moved swiftly today to stamp out the last traces of a gigantic Nazi spy ring center ing in Rio De Janeiro after arrest ing 200 alleged secret agents and seizing four highpowered radio More arrests were promised as police pressed a sweeping investi gation into the operations of an intricate and farflung organization they said had been relaying mili tary information to Berlin as a world clearing house for the Ger man espionage The organization is not yet erad said one but it is hoped that this initial blow will lead to a cleanup of South Ameri can leaks to Turn to Page 2 Would Make Sales Levies Deductible From Income Tax March 27 OP The executive office announced today that Senators Prentiss Brown and Arthur Vandenberg iave agreed to introduce jointly in Congress a bill which would allow consumers to deduct from their fed eral income tax the amounts they pay under the state sales Because the sales tax is legally a privilege tax upon the although usually it is paid by the the consumer is not al lowed to take the Brown sent a telegram to Gov ernor Van Wagoner announcing hat he and Vandenberg have asked the Treasury Department to re verse its ruling and allow Michigan consumers to claim the deduction but that Brown was convinced the answer would be In that theory the two senators also have asked the Treasury De partment to draft a bill amending he internal revenue code to allow the Brown and Van denberg would introduce it State fiscal authorities have tak en the position that amendment of the Michigan tax law to declare the sales tax a levy upon the consumer 3ius making it deductible from the ncome would be dangerous Decause of the possibility of litiga tion which would tie up collection of the principal source of gen eral fund AMISH SENTENCED March 27 A federal saying that if we lose the we wont have any sentenced two members of the Amish sect to prison yester day for violating the selective ser vice act George and Jacob brothers living in Daviess county and claiming to be conscientious pleaded guilty to failure to report for induction into the Army and Judge Robert Balt zell committed them to prison for inonths