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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGBAM Fair Detain OB ttft Three FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 9 QUESTIONS ML BE AT WHERE GERMAN WARSHIPS RAN GANTLET in in Michigan are Expected to Register HOURS 7 TO 9 Only nine brief questions will be asked Monday when all men from 20 through 44 years pre viously sign up for pos sible military service under the Selective Service It is expect ed that will register at the various Lenawee Registration should take a com paratively short not over ten minutes in most the Lena wee draft board estimated as it completed plans for the The registrant will have no quest ionnaire to fill out Monday but must only answer questions con cerning his place of resi dence and mailing He also will be required to list his tele if any his age in years and date of place of the name and address of a person who will always know his his employers name and and his place of employment or busi Green Cards This Time The cards to be filled out are similar to the ones used in the two previous They are white and melon cards were used and one or two minor changes have been made in the information While it is important that regis tration be conducted as speedily as every registrant will be given ample time to respond to the required On the reverse side of the the registrar will fill in a brief description of the After a registrant has answered all questions and signed his name to the card he will be given a reg istration certificate signed by the registrar which he must carry with him at all The 115 women and men who will act as registrars for Adrian men at the armory re ported to the armory afternoon for their instructions and were assigned their hours for They will handle the re gistrants in three shifts from 7 to 9 All the Adrian registrars were provided from the roll of the Civilian Defense Council and have volunteered their services without Village and township clerks who will supervise the registration out side of Adrian at various head quarters throughout the county re ceived their instructions Wednes They also have volunteered their All registrars were required to sign an oath of In Fairfleld township registration will be conducted at the Odd Fel Broken line on this map indicates the probable route of the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and which left their oftbombed French coast refuge at ran the gantlet in a fierce sea and air battle with the British in Dover and escaped to new Adrian Likes War Time As Many Farmers Object Red Ski Troop Operating Be hind Foes Lines 14 With one Red army skitroop spearhead reported operating in White Rus behind Nazi invasion the Soviet information bureau said to day that our troops continued to overcoming German re Riflemen of Germanoccupied one of the three Baltic re publics urged recently by Russian authorities to were declar ed in a Moscow broadcast relayed by the British radio to have aided Russian troops in their capture of a strongly fortified IThe location was not but Latvia adjoins the northern tip of White Russia above the Polish White Russian German reserves thrown into battle on the Kalinin Front north west of Moscow are melting rap dispatches Red army men were reported tohave Itilled 300 Germans in one fight and 170 in A unit on the southwestern front a phase which might refer either to the Donets Basin or the Cri mea was reported officially to have beaten off two counterat captured 15 blockhouses and killed 150 A Helsinki dispatch broadcast from Berlin declared the Russian Arctic supply tportof Archangel was cvt off by ice from overseas traffic after air raidershad bat tered the harbor icebreaker out of lows halls at Jasper and i The Fairfield registration place was not listed Thursday with other county registration Early Registration Today A clerk will be at the Lenawee draft office in the armory this afternoon and tomorrow to enroll MuTtary fresh Chi 3ritish Fight to Hold Lower Salween River Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS men who would be severly incon venienced by registration The George chairman of the draft made arrangements with his registrars to send someone to the Bixby hos pital in and to the hospitals in Hudson and to sign up patients Inmates of the county jail are to be regist ered on day of their Anyone who is unavoidably away Jrom his home Monday may regist er at the most convenient regis tration but it has been urged that all registrants make every ef fort to enroll with their own board to avoid possible confusion in the Any person who does reg ister away from Ms local board should be careful to specify his home address so that his card will be returned to the proper board In Adrian a survey of the fact ory hours showed that workers could easily find tune to register at the or in other county registration during their off and it will be unnecessary to send special registrants to the Men born on or after and on or before unless they have signed up at one of the previous are required by law to appear for enrollment Governor to Register 14 gans Murray Van will write his name into the lists of registrants for the draft The 43yearold chief executive is but one of men from 20 through 45 required to turn out in this Although the military headquar ters here has estimated will orders went out to draft boards today that they must not disclose any reports of the numbers of men actually This was taken as an indication that the estimate might be inaccu that no one should attempt to learn whether the estimate was too high or too nese veterans into Burmese bases today while British imperial troops fought to hold the lower Salween River line against a second strong Japanese attempt to cross that strategic stream at Thousands of other soldiers of General Chiang KaiSheks legions were reported on the forcing a vanguard which hiked in recently from South Kwangsi pro vince to man eastern frontier gorg es and bolster the allied stand against Japanese striking toward Rangoon and the Burma Cheers for King George and Roosevelt greeted the latest ar wellequipped members of Chiangs original on their motorized march from the Chinese Extension of a foothold gained west of the lower Salween by the ccupation of Martaban was a Jap anese objective in the new drive in the jungles about 30 miles to the A British statement described the fighting as The savage combat followed by 24 hours the rustration of the first Japanese onslaught at Paan by a bayonet Air squadrons were active yes terday in the embattled Salween estuary about SO miles due east of The Royal Air Force said Japan ese fliers had attacked our land brces in the Martaban In support df these allied ighter aircraft attacked enemy communications in the Moulmein the RAF statement report referring to the Japanese occu ied of Moulmein across the stuary about 10 miles south ol AUCTIONS Auction southwest of Llnehan Sec oi Market Auction southwest of MeU Xjnenan eucttonef Ses Market 19tli Public auction northwest ot Morenci See on Market City Hall Clock Collapses Under Strain of Time What with the Michigan legisla the governor and everybody else hi a dither about whether the state is to observe War East ern Standard Time or somebody elses the dock in the tower of the Adrian city hall just gave up and stopped at oclock this As yet no investigation of the clock has been but it is entirely possible that the repair man will find the springs hi a tur moil resembling the confusion in Even for a sturdy clock enough is I Telegrams Demanding Veto Flood Governors Office at Lansing With all of Michigan in a tur moil over the legislatures time aw Adrian al most to a believe that the state should remain on the new War Time While some ind War Time inconvenient they jelieve if it helps the na tional defense it should be acceptedwithout On the other hand al most to a prefer the old They say that morning milking and field work cant be regulated by changing the Residents of Blissfield and Clin on expressed themselves as being n favor of War Time but at Hud son some opposition to the new time was These facts all ivere learned in a survey taken by The Telegrams Boll In In the telegrams lave been rolling into Governor Van Wagoners office at Lansing urging him to veto the legislatures action in an effort to keep Michi an on War But legislators ivho time law change through the legislature in 45 min utes Thursday declared if the wants hell get Wait until Van Wagonerdeclined sign or veto the time change bill efore next week but as he read the scores of messages he indicat ed strongly that he would veto the The Adrian city commission wired the governor yesterday urg ng him to veto the The De troit city council decided yester day that Detroit would remain on War Time Dearborn and River Rouge indicated they would follow Port Huron and Oakland county officials ask ed for a Some of the tele jrams sent to Lansing were caus tic in their demand for a Nine Adrian manufacturers and the Chamber of Commerce sent wries yesterday vehemently pro testing turning the clocks back to Central Almost all Adrian factories deal directly with To Detroit and eastern compan One of the factory heads said that even if Adrian did change to the old time his plant would oper ate on War Before legislature adopted Eastern Standard time for the state in western Michigan was in the Central Time belt and eastern Michigan was on Eastern Lenawee Comment Following are some of the opin ions of Adrian and Lenawee coun ty residents concerning the time Rex Blissfield village pres The majority of people tiere want People in the country are generally opposed to The council has done noth ing officially about and we would have to have a more wider spread sampling of opinion if we as this is a farming com Fred mayor of People here have almost universally approved legisla tion to return to the Central Time We were about 37 minutes ahead of the sun on Eastern Stand ard and under War Time we would be one hour and 37 minutes Glenness Morenci city Im for any time as long as it will be uniform through out the Theo member of the Morenci village I am in favor of War r Dehnts The act of the state leg islature is Amid Storm of Em pire Awaits Churchills Ra dio War Survey ASSAIL PRIME MINISTER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS edi torial criticism of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his govern ment because of the audacious sweep of the German fleet through British home waters flared today as the Bremen radio boasted that the Nazi warships had arrived safely at a German Amid the storm of criticism the nation awaited with unusual inter est a broadcast survey of the war situation which Churchill hac scheduled tomorrow before Thurs days channel battle suddenly changed the whole There was wide speculation on the effect this new development might have on Churchills plan to broadcast The barrage directed against the government was partly tempered by the suggestion of some newspa pers that all the facts be gatherec before responsibility was placed and Lord Beaverbrooks Daily Ex press defended the prune minister by advising Britons to help him car ry his heavy load up the hill The News Liberal said Northeast Sumatra 250 Miles From Is Attacked By Japanese Administrations Conduct Of War Assailed By Tydings should work as a the states cooperate in way rather than each go its Turn to Page 4 His Churchills methods o government must be recast quickly and with a single aim in viewrto retrieve as dangerous and humilial ing a situation as any that yet con fronted Have we not been hynotized by Churchills personality The Daily said we look pretty while the Mirror asked Is it any longer tru to say we trust the prime minister though we do not trust his govern ment Must Recognize Truth The Daily Sketch said Churchill must be brough by one means or another to a clear er recognition of some essentia Does he take too much up on himself Should he no To Be Classified for Civilian Defense and War Produc tion 14 Selective service officials said to day that the current registration of around men from 20 through 44 for possible military duty would be followed by the list ing in the next two or three months of those between 18 and 20 and 45 through Census officials estimate there are around men in the 1820 and 4564 age men will be classified for civilian defense and war production activi with the younger men becom ing eligible for military service in future With men between 21 through 35 already the next two listings will bring the na tions registered manpower pool to more than By special order of the selective service registration got under way today in many locali In Rhode Island and some men were permit ted to enroll On Mon all of the reg istration boards over thecountry will be open from 7 to 9 loaH for the first regis tration since the United States en tered the war and the third since October All not already who were 20 on or before Decem ber and who will not be 45 or over on must reg Persons away from home may register wherever they but must give their correct home ad dress so their registration cards will be forwarded to the proper local Officers Accused of Making False Affidavits 14 the first federal criminal action under the tire rationing a company and two of its officers were under indictment charged with making false affi davits as to the number of tires in stock when rationing began in De Defendants in the eightcount in dictment returned yesterday were the LaSalle Motor Sales Corpora tion of Charles and Russell Hart and Baker declined comment on the indictment which Robert special assistant to the at torney said was the first of its kind returned under the rar tioning Howard federal district said there were no illegal sale of tires since the rationing order Became affective but that the indictment was based on certificates and affi davits filed by the company as to its floor The prosecutor said the defend ants used various schemes to cover up the actual floor The government charged the company moved a large supply of tires from the sales room to an officers home January Ten days the indictment the tires were moved the Boonville mills and Hart and Baker issued a false invoice Jan uary 15 purporting to show 27 of the tires were sold to the milling company for as of Septem ber The government alleged a mill ing company official made out a note to the sales company for the tires and dated it as of Septem ber The entire the government was a fraud and actually there was no limit the numbers of his war cabi net and improve its quality Australian newsmen cabled in some of their most bitter MacAlpine sent to his syn dicate a twocolumn attack on al British saying the man in the street now is heartily sick1 of the answers and reason itjjave been given for jrevor Smith of the Australian newspaper services predicted a first class political with Churchill directly challenge by some of his own Smith suggested that one of the most urgent changes needed wa the inclusion in the war cabinet o Sir Stafford a sincere ani ruthless man who if he eve becomes prime minister will no hesitate to remove ministers an commanders who make The Bremen meanwhile said the German battleships Gnei senau and Scharnhorst and th heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen reache their base despite British vig Nazis Reach Home The British already had assume the Nazis were home after thei 700mile dash through the Eriglis channel but they took some com fort in the broadcast report of British motor torpedo boat com mander that two torpedo hits ap peared to us to have been score on the cruiser Prinz The commander declared th small motor torpedo boats fough through a line of 12 German E boats also torpedo boats wit all our guns firing while a around us the water spat up as E boat and aircraft cannon shell fe The British torpedo boats emerged from the engagement wit no casualties and slight was Two Americans with the Cana dian P of and Fligh Sergeant of Joseph part in the engagemen and told the same story fellow air men had told man clouds and too much rain proteci ing the Turn to SEA Page 6 14 riticizing the Administrations onduct of the Senator Tyd ngs asserted in the Sen te yesterday that the struggle ould not be won by remaining on le defensive that the United tates and our allies must take the nitiative to carry the fight to Japan and other This could best be he y taking a chance and sending heavily guarded convoy of troops o reinforce MacArthurs men or he British in He want d no political direction of the ydings He said he thought General Marshall and Admiral itark were doing a good but hat there was a feeling in the mind if many that American admirals and generals were being told what o instead of themselves doing the What we should Tydings vent were military chiefs who would stand up to the vho is commander in when hey thought military or naval er rors were being When Senator Lucas wanted to know is Tydings mean hat President Roosevelt should vithdraw from the war the latter replied that the Pres dent ought to the advice o he army and navy chiefs on mili ary That was not to le that the President was not doing in a radio address de icribed as the first of a series by congressional Lucas varned that if the Axis reached he point where it need fear no poison gas attacks on American cities might be A Japan victorious in the Orient would move on the Aleutian and then Lucas adding that with air bases in Chicago would be only four hours bomber The also issued a cheer ess forecast of Nazi plans for the coming months When warm days come again and the tanks and airplanes can BOMBED BY BRITISH 14 and Aachen were the main objec tives of British Royal Air Force bomber raids over western Ger many last the air ministry said Docks of Germanoccupied Le Havre and a Nazi airdrome in oc cupied France also were Todays Map For a blueprint the building a United States army of 000 turn to page seven of todays Faces Two Years in Jail an Fine 14 Laura Ingalls was held in federa jail convicted as an unreg paid agent of Germany an awaiting sentence that can be a high as two years in prison an Freedom on bond ended a dusk last night for She was pictured by witnesses as a zealou admirer of Hitler and as a bittc stumpspeaking foe of After an hours deliberation th jury decided she was guilty of fai ing to register with the State De partmerit as a German agent wliil she received a month from th Nazi embassy to sow disunity i her America First lectures las r Prosecutor Neil Andrews said th attorney generals office would re sist any plea for suspended sentenc new Sentence probabl willbe pronounced next operate you will see a gigantic spring offensive against the allies in and perhaps a thrust at through I predict that nothing in this war to date in death and destruction will compare with Hit lers allout desperate effort next In similar WPB Chief Don ald Nelson told a conference of business paper editors and publish ers that 1942 was the critical year in the existence of the United America must face the fact it can win this war only if it provides a greatly expanded production o military goods during the rest of Nelson JAVA FROM Situation Called Too Serious for Changes Now 14 Administration supporters in Con gress lined up today against any drastic shakeup in the army and navy high command during the present grave days of the There was sharp senatorial criti cism of the nations But leading administration senators said the onward march of Japan in the Pacific and the German At lantic immeasurably great er through revitalization of the Nazi made the situation too serious for any sudden change now Turning aside a suggestion by Wendell Willkie that General MacArthur be brought back from the Philippines to assume overall leadership of the military effort Senator Hill the majority told reporters he though this was no time to replace the man now directing the army anc navy in their farflung activities Hill said that no recognition would be too great for MacArthur He that his mili tary genius was needed on Bataan peninsula as much as any place in the Senator Van Nuys saic any change in the command would be likely to result in delays while a new man was surveying the situ ation to determine what course to But Senator Vandenberg R declared it would be the best thing that could happen to the country if MacArthur could be made supreme commander of th MacArthur is the only symbo we have left of military Vandenberg Japanese Keep Area Under Continuous Pounding from Air and Land By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS im perial defense forces were declar ed officially today to be disput ing every enemy attempt to ad vance further toward the heart of Singapore town in dogged resist ance against fierce at A communique said the vere maintaining their pressure and keeping the city under con inual bombing and During yesterday die war report enemy at acks developed in the Paya Lebar area and in the Both were n considerable tatement Today the enemy has maintain ed his pressure supporting his at acks with a number of highlevel lornbing raids by large formations of by continual shelling iy his and by low dive artillery has also the town intermittently through put the night and this Our Indian and disput ng every enemy attempt to ad vance further toward the heart of Singapore Radio Still Air Advices from in the STATE TO GET A NEW CITY WILLOW RUN 14 new site of the Ford Motor Companys huge bombe will spring up from federal In some observers it may grow to be Michigans sec Report Capital of South Borneo Occupied by Invaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Striking close to the heart of the Japan attacked the north east coast of Sumatra today with airborne troops which landed from more than 100 planes near Palem 250 miles from but Dutch defenders were declared of ficially to be more than holding their own and killing parachutists by the The Japanese also were reported pressing down closer to Java from the and the Dutch command said there were unofficial reports that capital of South had been occupied by the The Dutch already had carried out the careful destruction at the town on the south Borneo coast just across the Java Sea from Ba tavia and the big Soerabaja naval As the danger thus came closer to the heart of the Dutch the Australian radio reported that Australian and other British impe rial landed at Batavia and are taking up positions for the de fense of the key The attack on Palenibang was described officially as the con firmed Japanese of parachut ists in five weeks of operations against Netherlands Indies terri It also was the first land op eration on the long is It was not known whether the Japanese were attempting to land troops directly from transport but this would be an obvious consequence of any seizure of a field on which such planes could be OF STATE ond largest Grand outstripping President Roosevelt said yester day in Washington that the gov ernment was preparing to provide homes for to per sons who would be employed in the bomber plant when it reaches peak production and Charles chief of the defense said this would probably mean a city of about i The Willow Run plant will be the largest in the world will be so constructed as to be readily convertible into an automobile fac Palmer said the government had abandoned its plans ot dormitories in favor of individual homes con structed in a ratio to the workers Netherlands East said the Singapore radio still was on the air last thus indicating that the city itself was in British hands up to that The Singapore announcer said British batteries were pouring a murderous fire into the raining 400 shells an hour OD the invaders lines in one sector Japanese guns answered with a heavy bombardment of the The British heard in New York by reported Calcutta had picked up a Singapore radio broadcast declaring that all posi tions on Singapore island are hold but the time the broadcast was received was not Authoritative sources in London said they had had no word from Singapore since yesterdays com broadcast from the island at 6 5 The Singapore radio last was heard in London at yes terday At that time the announcer said the Japanese were not having every thing their own The last direct cable from Singa pore was a Reuters dispatch reach ing London at 9 last night 4 Friday describing heavy fighting west of the city and saying that British counterattacks in the Jurong about seven miles northwest of the met with some The Reuters dispatch was filed in Singapore at yes terday It gave a picture of a population confident that the Ja panese would be stopped short of the capture of the sketchy reports said the Japanese were increasing their pressure in the and military analysts entertained no false hopes of the islands successful Reports from Batavia said ship loads of British troops wounded in Malaya were arriving in The British heard by said last night that more than of the European women and children in Singapore had been taken off the island before the end of Would Give tiovernor Four Year Strong Centralized Powers ANN 14 XP A sweeping revision of the Michigaa state giving the gov ernor a fouryear term and centralized and making other was urged here ny John University of Michigan political Perkins advanced his recom mendations in an article prepared for the universitys quarterly Alum The article called for quick en actment of these changes Centralization of exe c u t i v e power in the together with the power to appoint or re move all state officers except the lieutenant governor and possibly the auditor Legislative To insure the will of the popular Unification of state partly by putting the jurisdiction now held by justices of the peace in the hands of salaried trial jus tices by the circuit Our present constitution in sev eral respects is as outmoded as the brassrail era in which it was Perkins Late Bulletins 14 in Heavy artillery dueling on the Ba taan Peninsula in the Philippines and resumption of Japanese firing on the Conegidor fortifications were reported today by the war On the Bataan fighting a communique said the enemy was entrenching in some Meanwhile war planes were The siege again firing after a twoday inflicted no mate rial it was FORECAST REPEAL OF 14 Frankly worried by taunts and ridi cule from the folks back sen ators and House members today forecast speedy repeal of the pen sions for Congress provision re cently made a part of the nations Im in a worse fix now than I have been for six that with the elections coming up in the said one Majority Leader Barkley said he would attach a repeal rider to the first bill before the Senate if the Senate civil service which approved the failed to approve repeal within a reasonable On the House Representa tives Smith and Nichols started separate cam paigns to force a repealer on to the by circulation of One high Democratic official of the House said that the legislation will have to be repealed before Congress can dare to tackle a new tax He said his theory was that the called upon to raise in new taxes to help finance the war would not relish our taking pensions for CLAIM TRANSPORTS HIT From Japanese Broad 14 ton transports were set on fire and direct hits were scored on numer ous other vessels last night when Japanese planes bombed British ships in Singapore Domei reported ;