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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM ADRIAN FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 SAYS GERMAN IPS FlfEING FROM BREST SEWAMAGED Churchill Says New Ships Will Be Ready for Them When They are Repaired NAVAL POSITION EASED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Min ister Churchill today faced his par liamentary critics with the state ment that the German Prinz that escaped from1 Brest to the safety of another base had been so seriously damaged that they would not be able to put to sea for some time to Whatever smart of disappoint ment or annoyance may remain in our breasts that the final forfeit was not Churchill de there is no doubt that the naval position in the so far from being is def inijely He explained that the battle ships received damage in their passage which will keep them out of action for time come and they will have to have gun nery and Before they can again any part in the he the Royal Navy will be reinforced by various important units of the highest quality and a similar strengthening process is going for ward in the navy of the United He declined to discuss the sur render of explaining that I have no information to give the House other than that con tained in the public press nor would it be prudent to speculate in detail upon the various evil consequences which may follow from its Churchill announced that an in vestigation of the Scharnhorst Gneisenau episode will seek to de termine why the German oattle ships were not discovered sooner on their dash through the English and whether cooperation between the admiralty and the RAF was all that it should have Even while Churchill was making his statement in Commons there were indications that the RAF had been seeking out the two German battleships in their German Bombers attacked ports in north west Germany last it was announced and a Nazi com muniqufi told of an RAF attack in Helgoland Bight where the ships are believed to have tied He explained that at Brest the battleships were on the flank of convoy Turn to Page BAM LINE DRAWS 1Man Army Fights With MacArthur By CLARK LEE WITH Gen MacArthur on th Bataan 13 Delayed A oneman army is the affectionate title fellow officers o the 57th Filipino scouts have be stowed upon Capt Arthur Wer muth of whose Tommy gun and rifle have absolutely ac counted for at least 116 Japanese Wermuth has led so many scout tag raids he has lost count an has captured many of the enemy virtually For two weeks in January he spent mor time behind the Japanese lines than behind his his actions forestalling many enemy attacks and paving for American Turn to Page 5 SELECTIVE SERVICE PHYSICAL STANDAI Figures for Rest of County Not Yet Available The Lenawee selective service board and the draft office per sonnel at the Adrian armory were today in the tedious clean up pro cess of counting and sorting cards after the registration yesterday of men between 20 and 45 years About men enrolled at the armory which was the registra tion headquarters for Adrian No count had been completed early this afternoon for the rest of the Registrars for the villages and rural districts of the county came in this morning with the ards of men they had registered and before noon all had The draft board must send a complete report of the total num ber registered to the selective serv ce headquarters at Lansing by 5 Iclock this After the total number is count the cards of men outside the urisdiction of the Lenawee board vill be sifted out and forwarded to home The Lenawee board will follow he procedure of all boards hroughout the country in assign ng numbers to men registered in the third enrollment under the se LJJC oGis oeiow UUL not ueiuw ective service act Later they will 200 in each eye without if huffle the cards and allot serial corrective to in each are A national lottery will be eligible for general military leld probably next month and or ler numbers will be based on the The new order numbers will be ilaced at bottom theJist of lumbers from previous t is expected that all men at pres ent listed in class 1A will be called before any from the new list are British Withdraw 30 Miles from Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle line of Burma was drawn today near the head of the Gulf of Martaban around which lies the Burma Chinas in valuable gateway to the and the pathway to The new line was announced by the who said they had withdrawn 30 miles from the Tha tonDuyinzeik area to the Jine of the Bilin River to take advantage of it as a potential springboard for counterattacks and to extri cate Imperial forces from a posi tion where infantry units might have been overwhelmed piecemeal by the The carried out apparently forfeited the railroad center of setting the British right flank back about 40 miles north of Japaneseheld Moulmein and about 105 miles by road from in six the Japanese have advanced 60 miles from Mar after crossing the Salween River from and have put behind them more than one third of the distance from there to The British communique said that the new Imperial pre sumably on the west bank of the which flows south into the gave their troops more con centrated The bushy hills through which the Bilin are not likely to provide troops am artillery with much cover againsl divebombing and the shallow stream itself is a less for midable barrier than the broader treacherous The Bilin River mouth is about 50 miles down the RangoonMar taban Railroad from the junction at another line branches northward toward Man dalay and where the Bur ma Road meets the through which flows the supplies China must import over the Burma thus is the nex major goal in the Japanese lan If it were supplies would have to be sent over the alternative route from Cal cutta through Upper SINGAPORE RENAMED TOKYO From Japanese Broad oasts 17 head quarters announced today the Jap aneae would call Singapore Shonan Port It was explained Shonan literally meant light of the AUCTIONS southeast of North Victor See on Market Thousands Deferred Because of Bad Teeth or Weak Eyes May Go in 1A LOCAL BOARDS ADVISED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ands of draft registrants who have been kept out of the army by bad teeth or weak eyes will be called into service under a new selective service Local boards were directed to re classify men who had been defer The new standards require only that a soldier have enough false or to eat army The vision requirement was considerably Selective service officials also said questionnaires on vocational skills and experience would be sent soon the now regis tered but not in the This in formation is being gathered for the United States Employment Meanwhile the local boards were correlating the information obtain ed in the ol some men aged 20 and 21 and from 35 through The lowered physical standards will make available for military service a larger ratio of new draft registrants and unestimated thou sands of previous registrants given deferment for physical Details of the new reductions in dental and eyesight requirements have been forwarded to local draft Heretofore a minimum of six masticating and six incisor teeth has been Under the new any man able to eat army using either false or natural is made subject to a draft Men with defective eyesight which can be substantially correct ed by glasses are also made eligible for general army service in non combatant Selective service headquarters announced that more than 20 per cent of the men rejected for phy sical disability under the old army standards were turned down be cause of defective Many of these men may now find them selves in Class The new eye requirements state that registrants whose visual acuity is below but not below IMMEDIATE COLD Enemy Air Activi ty Reported CHURCHILL DECLINES TO NAME SEPARATE MINISTER OF DEFENSE 17 offi cial spokesman Prime MinisterChurchill to appoint a separate minister of de a post the prime minister holds at He said Churchill would be quite ready to test the opinion of the House of Commons on his de cision to retain this position along with his duties as prime and that he also had no intention of forming a separate imperial war he Churchill will hold to the plan of giving the em pire representation on the present cabinet WAVE DUE TO 17 Increasing enemy air activity over SOUTHERN Douglas MacArthurs lines 17 The Jnited States Weather Bataan and heavy artillery bombardments were reported today by suing one of its few War Department mthorized for radio broadcast since he United States went to text of the number 110 of the based on re varned today of an received here up to old wave in southern Temperatures today will fall to zero to ten the Philippine theater Heavy enemy artillery fire from Dureau Radio stations Cayite shore bombarded our Michigan were permitted to fortifications with increas cast the intensity during most of the The forecast said Moderate Damage to our installations Aave today and early tonight Temeratures falling to zero to casualties were not great In Bataan the enemy is bring Scattered snow up artillery reinforcements and Fresh winds is increased artillery fire all early the Enemy air activ Broadcasts of weather is tions have been under several days enemy air The weather have been dropping poorly that in this leaflets on refugee camps Jie benefits of broadcasting our These ably would outweigh any Spanish and values to the great friendship for the and exhorted them to co NO NEW with the invaders and join 17 The Greater Asia coprosperity Rationing Board declared osteopaths and bombs were substitut tors are not eligible to buy for These potent ires and tubes under rationing of death fell on the refu although other camp at the defenseless village have this five children were killed in The board made public a and thirteen women declaring the interpretation Eighteen women just been received from the nine children were of Price Administration in There is nothing to report other Would Prohibit Surplus Sales Below Parity Price 17 of the Agricultural Adjust A farm bloc proposal to Administration sale of governmentheld crop crop loans and benefit pluses below parity price McNary told gained strong Republican action to dump crop sur today and Administration on the market would destroy conceded that Senate approval effect of existing the legislation was state Senator McNary of contended there was an ap minority said he intent on the part of gov support the measure when it officials to hold up later this week and wheat and other crops below Brown indicated he although by law the price afraid he was leading a losing can not set a ceiling against any farm product until it has McNary told reporters he at least 110 per cent of agreed to back the fered by Senators Gillette The arranged Bankhead give speedy consideration today and Thomas a deficiency meas cause he felt it upheld the carrying for the principle on which the of supplies and equipment farm program had been based the Office of Civilian that the farmer should receive by the appropriations parity price for his product in a form which would ing to give them equal expenditure of any of the power with Parity for the holding of street en for most staples are calculated and for the conduct give the fanners a real a physical fitness the equivalent to that in was expected to ride Parityprices fit Into the with few TIME BILL IS VETOED Governor Lists 4 Reasons for Action in Message to Lawmakers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 Governor Van Wagoner today vetoed the legislatures slow time Let the governor wrote in his veto message to the House and take a lesson from Pearl Harbor and from Singapore and pull together to win the He listed four reasons for the he the President has ordered that clocks be advanced to war time to conserve electric power sorely needed for indus trial war Michigan power companies tes tify that the purpose is being achieved by War Time in our in winter as well as in the message This alone outweighs any sacri fice or inconvenience that War Time may Michigan to hold back on this direct contribution toward winning the and to insist on a time schedule that would create disunity in the national war is not in harmony with desires of our Soldiers Dont Argue He observed that when bugles sound in training long be fore daylight our sons inthe arm ed forces get up without arguing about it and that persons in civil ian life should not complain of their small by compari Turn to Page 13 RKtTlilCAB Reports Heard of War Prepa rations in Bul garia and Rumania 17 tration of German aircraft in southeastern Europe and German preparations construed by many as presaging a move on gave rise to concern in official quarters While the British desert armies in Libya on the western flank o Suez maneuvered toward what ap peared likely to be another major the portent of a German storm through Turkey was appar ent in the following maneuvers re ported by travelers reaching Istan bul Construction of invasion barges in southern Greek type of craft suitable only for the short jumps from Axis held Greek islands to the Turkish coast Landing practice by Axis oc cupation forces on the Aegean islands off Development of airports on these captive Nor was the activity confined to Greek Similar reports ol unusual war preparations were re ceived from Bulgaria and Rumania The same sources said that the Italians were building at Genoa two huge mercantile submarines possibly with the hope of estab lishing trade with the Far East i the Suez Canal can be To Arm Including Air Force by Years End TO BUILD 2 SHIPS A DAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 A appropriations inequalled in to Congress today for war sup lies and the construction of mer hant ships at the rate of two a The bill would bring the total of var appropriations voted since earl Harbor to for woman and child in the United It would provide rms for an army of in luding an air force of by the end of this There will be a strain on man said Undersecretary of Var Robert His tes timony before the House Appropria tions committee along with that of War Production Chief Donald Nel on and Major General army deputy chief of accompanied the The measure would boost the otal voted for war to more than since and o since the coun ry began to gird for defense in As sent up to the capitol by the bureau of the the new bill called for for the War including 100 designated for ordnance and to expedite produc The deficiency appropriations committee inserted a clause to pre diversion of more than half of that amount to the allies in the orm of lendlease for the Mari ime Rear Admiral Emory commission chair disclosed that the construc ion program contemplated ships with a total ton nage and a total expenditure of including the funds n the pending He said that the 1942 schedules called for 786 Turn to Page 13 OF WELDERS Union Leader Pledges no More Stoppages The leader of the welders three week work stoppage at the Seattle Tacoma shipyards declared to night the walkout is absolutely The boys have swallowed thei said Charles Brinkerhoff the leader of the bruised andre buffed and as far as wer concerned there wont be any mor work stoppages as long as thi country is at He said men voted tonight tc end their rebellion against paying dues to the AFL boilermakers Un under the companys closec shop contract with the AFL Metal Traders The welders long have been seeking an autqn omous Picketing brough disorders and The men decided thatthej might as well make the best of ii As many as possible will pay back dues tomorrow and in a couple o days all who are eligible ought ti be back at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gressmen called today for allout naterial aid to China as the quick st way to stem and pledged meanwhile that millions of Ameri an men and thousands of Ameri an planes eventully would domi ate every battlefront Senator Austin of the ssistant Republican asked 3at every effort be made to get upplies and equipment to General Chiang KaiSheks armies as the most effective immediate The Chinese already have shown ieir mettle and we must get aid tirough to them so they can help s regain lost he re colonel in the marine corps aviation re erve and ranking minority mem Der of the House Naval Affairs issued a statement de laring that the United States MORE SETTLEMENTS TAKENfUySSIANS Inflict Heavy Casualties Upon Gefmans NEW German radio admitted today that the Russians had advanced 180 miles in some sectors since the start of their winter the British Broadcasting Corporation NBC heard broadcast Harrison Reports to Trustees at MidYear Meeting College needs only o be eligible to receive the Cresge Foundation conditional Samuel Harrison an lounced at the mid year meeting if the board of trustees yesterday at the Gifts towards the fund which the college must aise to receive the Kresge money now total Harrison old the The board also endorsed yester day the three year accelerated pro gram which has been announced in with the request of the approved a recom By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 Russian seeking both to shatter winter invasion lines and wreck Elitlers spring inflicted jeavy casualties on the Germans yesterday and occupied several more the government said A London report indicated thai the southern jaw of the Red armys central front matching gains in the north thrust past the German case at Smolensk with an advance of 80 miles or more from the Kirov which lies 150 miles south west of The British radio told of this the Russians had crossed the Sozh whicl winds southwestward for 200 miles across Smolensk Province and White Russia to empty into the Dnieper at the Ukrainian frontier Turn to Page 13 New Raids Staged on Alien Areas in California SAN 17 Japanese uniforms and secret doc seized in new FBI raids upon Japanese alien areas in northern were studied by federal officers today while de mands increased for more string ent restrictions upon alien popula tions within strategic Pacific coas At Californias cap itaT which is near important air the federal agents confiscat ed truckloads of ant arrested 14 Nat chief of the FBI a San said the contraban included four Japanese army and navy two United State Army important secre documents and three empty aeria bomb In near the coast and large Army the FBI ar rested four more Japanese alien in second sortie within a week in that A special House of Representa lives committee was en route t Sari Francisco from the nation open hearings on prob lems involved in the evacuation o alien populations from the Pacifi coast Chairman John Tolan said his committe would hear from Lieut commanding general of western anc Culbert Later hear ings were for Portland Seattle andLos Turn to Page 13 Bombers Believed To Have Inflicted Vengeance On Nazi Attackers ofAraba AllOut Aid To China Seen As Quickest Way To Halt Japs COLLEGE shared responsibility for the loss of Singapore because the tem porarily crippled by the Pearl Har bor could not help the de fenders in Turn to WASHINGTON Page The board mendation of Harrison that a centennial committee be set up to make plans for the Centennial cele which r will hold during the school year of 1944 and The Detroit Michigan Conference the Methodist Church has already given Adrian he right of way for a major fi nancial drive through the two agencies during those Routine reports by Dean ofStu dents Rush and the report of the business were also submitted and The reports covered the vork of the last year and included he remodeling new installa ions and finances of the JAP ON JAVA EXPECTED Dutch Face Test With Resolu tion to Meet Foe and Beat Him By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hour of decision for The Netherlands East Indies was fast approaching today with the Japanese evidently pre paring for the climax thrust against the citadel island of Java without even waiting to complete their in vasion of There was no disposition among the Dutch to minimize the odds gainst them but they faced their est with burning resolution to meet the enemy and beat It is true that Japans power is declared a Netherlands Indies naval spokes and perhaps it is equally true hat only a miracle can save The Netherlands but miracles do ometimes Even if we in The Netherlands like the men and women 01 Leningrad and Moscow are forced back to the last defense we shall most important of the utch the site of the nava ase of Soerabaja and the seat of the Nations southwest Pa ific is deprived b the buffer strength of Singapore 1 SLICK INDICATES PENALTYJAS PAID Tankers Sunk or Damaged 59 Dead or Missing Oil Refinery Undamaged from German broad 17 U oats penetrating the Caribbean efehses have sunk three tankers ff the Dutch West Indies Islands f Aruba and Curacao and shelled refineries and port the German high command an ounced Human and Material Resour ces Mobilized SYDNEY 17 Prime Minister John Curtin announced today the war cabinet tiad been directed to mobilize aT human and material resources in Australia for the defense of the commonwealth against the Japan The prime minister said the ful federal cabinet had instructed the war cabinet to issue the necessarj Australia was put on a full war footing in answer to Curtins call for mobilization of the island con tinents manpower and That means clearly and specific ally that every human being in this country is now at the service of the government to work for the de fense of he said in a mobilization Only two things stand between us and the overthrow of everything we have and hope to These are the heroism and fighting power of our men going to battle and the zeal and devotion of the men left The federal meanwhile set up an Allied Works Council un der the control of Theodore former federal He wil be known as the director general o the Allied Works Council and will have more power than any other official except the director genera of Essington Curtin announced that Senator J minister of external ter had been appointed assist ant army minister of coni and ministe of social services and were appointed to the production execu In his statement on mobilization Curtin said We have reached the stage when a new way of life is impelled on us All your leisure du to industrial regulation or your for tunate be devoted t the service of fellow The challenge has been flung Adversity has never cowec overwhelming odds have neve intimidated you and today call on you to invoke all the bes qualities of your go forth to the workshop and factory t work there as lone as you can By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Canal States bombers were believed today to have inflict d swift and deadly vengeance upon ome of the German submarines eported to have sunk or torpedo amaged seven tankers and left 59 ailors dead or missing in the raters alongthe Venezuelan chief of the United States Caribbean defense canu under fire during le surprise shelling early yester ay of the huge Standard Oil Corn any refinery in Nether ands West by a submarine hich surfaced less than a mile off the The commander reported on his arrival last nightfrom Aruba that jnerican planes took to the air rom both Aruba and Curacao as aon as the attacks began and oil ound on the waters later indicated iat some submarines had paid for the It was officially reported no dam ge was done to the refinery but membersof the party with Lieut Andrews brought terrible tales f shooting flames reaching inoun ainous proportions in Aruba har or of despairing cries from men oomed to die and of tracer shells screaming overhead as they watched the direct ion three These were from to the across the 20milewide Strai of Suhda arid from the Islands o Borneo and across the Java Sea to the Falembang Put to Torch With producer all the petroleum output of the in enemy hands consolation to the Dutch was tha hey had applied the torch to its lelds and machinery in fire before the Japan ese could take One reason for Japans haste in the drive on iirst by parachutists and then by Boatloads of even before the conquest of Singapore had been was believed to be an fo Palembang followed Balikpapan and Tarakan in flames and the onl resources of any consequence re maining are wells of relatively poo quality on this Singapores downfall was a heavy blow to the Indies but the Cute urged to remain confident in their own Our declared the in Eluential Niews Van Den is that we have chiefly trusted ourselves and so the fal of Singapore does not make us los our Our strength has been based on reality and we have a real chanc in the game of life and death which we have The five day strike of UAWCIO workmen in the Ervin Foundry Manufacturing Company on Mich gan Street ended yesterday after noon when the strikers voted to re turn to work upon the condition that their rights would be protect All employees were reported a work Members of the union called th strike lastWednesday The demanded a signed labor contrac and a ten cents per hour wage in A federal labor conciliator is ex pected here later this week to iro out the The company manufacturer steel abrasives used by numerou defense plants in cleaning pro cesses CANT GET BOMBERS TO MAC ARMY TELLS CONGRES 17 The army told Congress today tha plenty of bombers would be sen to the aid of General Douglas Ma Arthur in the Philippines if w could get them We would have a lot of them there by this could ge said Major Genera deputy chief of stal in testimony made public by th House Appropriations Committee The reports seven ships had suffered from the submarines were by executives j3f the Petroleum Company and survivors of the t Attack The reports gave this tally ton tanker owned by the Mene Grande Oil torpedoed and last seen on fire 25 miles north west of Las Aruba men missing from a crew of 26 landed at Las ton Lago Shipping Company tanker under British torpedoed off also Lago Shipping torpedoed off Aruba San also Lago Shipping sailing under British flag torpedoed twice and engine room blown 25 miles south Punta Tia Lago Shipping under British torpedoed three times forward and set on fire at tacked between Aruba and Vene Shell Com pany under Dutch edoed off The Texaco tanker sailing without hit but not The oil company executives said Jiat refineries in both Aruba and Curacao were shelled by sub marines but no damage or deaths ashore Twentytwo survivors of the Tia Juana and toe San picked up after seven hours on the were taken to a suffering mainly from Each ship had a crew of 26 What happened to the crews of the Rafaela and the Texaco tanker was not The first six ships listed carried about barrels of oil Turn to Page 13 Late Bulletins 17 President Roosevelts acceptance of the resignation of Nathan Straus as United States Housing Authority was an nounced today by the White 17 Legislation to encourage the plant ing of gnayule and other rubber bearing plants was vetoed by Pres ident Roosevelt today because it applied to the United States and he recommended that Con tress immediately consider a meas ure whose provisions would extend to the other American n driving Russian troops on the northwesternfront crushed for midable German counterattacks today and were reported endanger ing strongly held enemy city 120 miles southeast of Lenin i Russian war dispatches said the attempting to hold their springboard points for spring hurled tanks into in the Donets Bas in and the Russians inflicted bloody ;