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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weatku Detain Twe FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 CITY AND TOWN AONABIETO AGREE ON PAYFI FIREMEN Counter Offer of 2 Rural Fire men for Is Made by City TOWNSHIPS OFFER The Adrian city commission and a committee of the supervisors from the eight central townships In the county failed to reach an agreement on the amount to be paid the city for the use of city firemen to operate the rural fire truck at a meeting yesterday at the city halL Both the city officials and the township representatives made of fers but neither offer was accept able to the other The citys offer was to man the rural truck with three city firemen for per The township represen tatives said that this offer was out of the question and countered with an offer to pay per year for i the use of two city firemen on the i In a meeting later in the after the commission rejected the offer of the townships but agreed to They set the compromise figure at for two city the least amount acceptable to the In their original offer the city asked per man per Members of the city commission said that the figure would be submitted to the township com mittee and the final decision would be up to that Truck Here 17 Years The truck is housed at the Adrian fire engine house but is owned by the Lenawee County Rural Fire Protective During most of the 17 years that a rural truck has been the city has furnished the firemen to operate it in return for its use on city The citys main problem is the shortage of Members of the commission and Chief Jack Hawley explained that every time the rural fire truck answers a country three firemen are immediately taken off duty as far as city fires are concerned leaving only five men on The city officials explained that as the city taxpayers alone were paying the salaries of the firemen to protect it was unfair to them to jeopardize city property by sending firemen into the rural communities on the rural leaving the department under Turn to Wants Housewives To Share Sugar 20 Leon Henderson wants housewives to share their sugar by selling ex cess supplies either to their grocer or to The price administrator suggest ed last night that those who have more sugar than they need adopt one of these methods to clear them selves of any suspicion that they lave been hoarding in anticipation of the rationing program which wil jo into effect some tune nexi When ration cards are is sued householders must state how much sugar they have on Grocers who buy back sugar should pay current Hender son and resell it at the same prices as a patriotic The government is drawing up an industrial sugar rationing plan which may reduce by as much as 40 per cent next month the use o sweetening for some commodities Until such time as the plan is com the War Production Board has fixed March quotas for Indus trial users at 80 per cent of th consumption in the corresponding month of 194L This allocation i the same as that for Sailors Questioned by Mastei of Pocket Size UBoat Treated Courteously By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brazilian Olin was sunk by an Axis submarine described as pocket off th Atlantic coast Wednesday after and crew two o whom were taken aboard the sub mersible for said th submarine crashdived later at th approaqh of naval The fifth naval district authoriz ed release of details of the sinkin after the entire crew of 45 wa picked up from two life boats by rescue ship and landed Th men were rescued after driftin and rowing for 20 Navy ol ficials withheld any further detail concerningthe operations of th Francisco of Sao Palo said that he and Captain Ja cob Benemond were ordered aboarc the submarine by its commande CRASH m FAYETTE Trucks Collide This Morning as Driver Falls Asleep Special to The Telegram 20 Pewitt of Benton Harbor WPS in stantly killed and Alvin Regan of riding in the truck driven by was fatally injured in collision of two transport trucks on two miles west of at this employed by the Advance Trucking Company of was said to have fallen His truck collided with one driven by Gerald Owen of of the Aztec who was west Pewitts truck was said to be four feet from the berm on the left side of the road when the accident After the Pewitts truck left the road on the right plowed 80 rods through a corn and stopped after hit ting a large Officers of the Ohio State High way Patrol were in charge of in vestigating the accident Regan was alive when taken from the truck and an ambulance was called to take him to a but he died a few minutes Both bodies were taken to the Ward Funeral Home in driver of the other suffered only minor nature of their where they were from and their The which fired sev enteen or eighteen o less at the ship before the crew abandoned sent a torpedo intc the Olinda about amidship after th crew had taken to the No gueira adding that the freight er went down about an hour and a half Nogueira said the undersea raid er was small enough to put in my pocket The submersible had on deck gun and two machine When the submarine first ap peared Wednesday Radi Operator Noguiera said the sub mersible fired a number of shell across the bow and over the ship The sub was two miles away at th The first he car ried away the radio antenna ren dering impossible the sending o distress More shells fol lowed and the captain gave the or der to abandon Crew Leaves Ship The crew left the ship on twc lifeboats and pulled Of ficers on the subs deck command ed the two boats to approach ani as the lifeboats drew near th speaking in English Spanish and ordered th captain and the radio operator t come Noguiera boarded the submarin first and was questioned between six and ten he wa treated the radi operator and they took mj picture The subs crew als took pictures of the Olindas tw Turn to Page 6 IN DUTCH EAST INDIESCity 20 reported today from Batavia that Yates Associated Press correspondent and last Amer ican newspaperman to leave Singa pore before its had arrived in The Netherlands East The last message received from McDaniel by The Associated Press in New York was filed from Singa pore at EWT 12 and he said he was aboard a ship in Singapore harbor under heavy attack by Japanese war The Reuters dispatch said Mc Daniel was among a party of news papermen who had just turned up in the but did not give their port of McDaniels party left Singapore Reuters and their ship bombed heavily just as it left The party managed to find their way in one of the ships boats to a small tropical Reuters there they got a Junk and sailed toward They found the mouth of a river and went up it as far as they Then they trekked overland until they established contact with Dutch troops who led them to some Brit ish forces in North Finally the whole party was taken on board a British On arrival here presumably some where in Java the party was in tact 3rd Raid Alarm in 2 Days Sounded But No Bombers Appear 6 JAP PLANES DOWNED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The third air raid alarm in two days screamed today for the lonely lit le naval harbor of which has been catapulted into vital importance to the United Na ions by the loss of other naval No bombers appeared but this may have meant only that the Japanese were scouting the ef fects of their two destructive air smashes yesterday or feeling out the defenses of Australias far northern coast for more forays on the town and its valuable Australian fighter planes and antiaircraft guns gave battle to the 93 Japanese bombers and fight ers which roared over in two waves to put the Australian mainland under an invaders steel for the first in its They knocked down six but were unable to stave off considerable bomb damage both ashore and in the harbor and casualties including 15 persons killed and 25 wounded With some presumed operating from an aircraft carrier the firsl wave of 72 twinenginec bombers convoyed by split into two One smashed a1 the wharves and The other attacked A second wave included 21 Several ships were wharves and buildings were among them several service anc civilian hospitals which were bombed and no vital services were a communiqufi It that some Australian planes were dam aged on the ground and that some although not serious was done to Among the Postmas ter General Ashley announc were nine postal employees killed and 11 injured when a direct hit was scored on a trench shelter hi which they were Although Australians were sur prised that the enemy had been such air itren8th off the northern Australians Japs Within 80 Miles Of Rangoon 20 which in normal times roasts a population of almost was halfdeserted today as ritish troops fought to stem a apanese invasion drive on the anks of the narrow Bilin nly 80 miles to the northeast Last reports from the battle front indicated the British were landing their ground in the face f heavy Japanese but Rangoon was prepared to hear at ny hour that the invaders had orced a crossing of the British positions along the Bilin liver in some 80 miles ortheast of are intact after 24 hours of fierce attacks and a British military commentator Jn London eclared Losses by both ides were described as Loss of the Bilin River line prob bly would mean the British would lave to fall back upon the Sittang 30 miles to the west and ast natural barrier protecting The Sittang is only 20 miles rom which is barely 50 miles north of Rangoon on the ailway connecting this port with he Burma supply road to had recognized the probability oi an attack on their home soil and took the news Prime Minister John Curtain frankly called it a severe blow but he asked Australians to vow that this blow at Darwin and the loss it has involved and the suf fering it has occasioned shall gird our loins Fighting from Fixed Positions Continues 20 The War Department reported to day that fighting from fixed posi tions continues on all sections o the front in and that enemy airplanes have dropped number of incendiary bombs on installations behind the defending The text of the communique Philippine theater Positional fighting continued on all sections of the front in Bataan Enemy airplanes dropped a num ber of incendiary bombs on instal lations behind our An ex animation of these bombs discloses that the Japanese are using whit phosphorus as an incendiary filler General in behal of his has acknowledget with appreciation the cordial greet ing transmitted to him by arsenal employees of the ordnance department of the army in the United Wide Paper Collections Will Begin Within Next 2 Week A systematic program for the collection of all waste paper in Adrian will be instituted within the next two weeks as the result of plans outlined at a meeting of the county salvage committee with the civilian defense council at the city hall last night Arthur George Little and Allen C Graybiel were appointed on a committee in of the salvage campaign in Adrian and their first step will be to set up a sustained program for the pick up of all kinds of waste The plan outlined last night pro poses that large cartons for the accumulation of discarded paper cereal old letters and any other kind of waste paper be placed in Adrian At the end of a stated probably a these cartons will be col transported to a central and baled ready for repro cessing into defense Test Out One hundred test cartons made by the Simplex Paper Corporation were distributed hi Adrian through the public schools about ten days ago and more will be ready to go out at the end of next The city will probably pass these out at same time ash collec tions are On the cartons are printed in structions of what kind of paper to save and what kind to leave out The boxes are about three feet and 24 inches square Only boxes that are completely filled with paper well packec down will be As eacl carton is collected a new one will be left The Adrian salvage committee will meet again tomorrow night t complete details of the waste pa per They will also as semble material for an educationa leaflet on the importance of sav ing all waste paper and the correc method of doing it These leaflets will be distributed in the city by Telegram carriers next Shell Needed Waste paper salvaged in Lena wee county will be sold to the Sim plex Paper Corporation which re claims it for the manufacture o shell Robert H Wooc in charge of paper collection fo said shell con tainers will be needed govern ment ordnance plants within th nextten months and that it take five pounds of paper to pack on 75 millimeter The Sim plex output goes to the Rock Is Turn to Page 2 Enemy Submarine Pumps Shells Into Aruba Oil finery Area D Passes Deficiency Bill Differs from one Okayed by Senate 20 ion to appropriate approximately for increased payroll costs of state institutions was be ing fought over by a housesenate conference committee while he issue of Civil Service Depart ment encroachment on the legisla ures prerogatives continued to simmer in the The house yesterday passed a deficiency differ ng materially from a bill already approved in the sen The latter chamber forced the ssues to a The major clash between the two it was a house imendment forbidding any agency enefitting from the appropriation o grant pay raises to any employee who now receives more than a Some representatives declared that might force depart ment heads to go to court to col ect their deficiency allotment be ause some of their wage levels had increased further by the civil ervice department John chairman of the ways and means accused the Civil Service Department of having completely ignored the legisla ures approaching powers when it revised pay He said Thomas state personnel admitted as much at a committee It seems to me almighty Espie that they the Civil ervice Department can increase alaries in the executive office and make the raises while ome poor devil receiving a month can get no OF mm FAIL Russian Winter Offensive Rolls On 20 Rus sian government said today its winter offensive was rolling on and that counterattacks against he Red army on some sectors had ieen repelled with heavy losses to he In fierce fighting on the northern wing of the between Moscow and Red troops were reported officially to have captured a strongly fortified position iden tified only as wiping out the lerman garrison of more than 40 and capturing a large quantity oi la another sector of the front the Russians said their artillery had beaten back three German counterattacks in the past week and had destroyed five enemy block four defense works and 50 other fortified German losses in futile assaults in this region were estimated at 400 officers and On the southern wing of thi front the Russians credited their artillery with destroying a German railway train and dispersing two companies of operating in the Kursk region some 125 miles north o Donets basin industria were said to have ambushe a German transport column anc captured three field guns and 27 carts loaded with AUCTIONS Public auction east of Brit See on Market Auction south of Clayton Doc See Market Auction south of Morencl Llnehan See adv on Market Auction north of Linehan See adv on Market Auction sale north of Syl Linehan auctioneers See on Market 26UV Auction sale south of Adrl Fred See on Market Auction sale west of Adrian See on Market Japs Invade Timor Fear A ttempt To Isolate United Nations In Java BOMBERS ATTACK SUB By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dutch Vest was he principal thought of this oil mportant little island today after ts States as well as Dutch soldiers among them experienced the second U boat bombardment in four Coincident with a new outbreak of torpedo attacks on oil tankers n these vital waters off the north ern Venezuelan coast an enemy submarine sent shells hurtling into he area of the great oil refinery lere at dawn United States bombers already were aloft and unloaded explosives so quickly that one pilot was confident the Uboat had been The submarines shells hit only unessential without ex and Arubas two great re of them reported to be the worlds un Off the and 700 miles of the Panama a tanker flying the flag of Panama was torpedoed and two ships at anchor in the Gulf of off Port of vere damaged Wednesday night by explosions presumably caused by Jboat The two vessels re mained These raised to 10 the toll of hipping in these southern Carifa ean Seven tankers were sunk or damaged Monday off this sland and Besides the soldiers guarding its of whom operate the great eager for a chance to avenge the 50 or so fellow workers who are dead or missing in the raids on the shallowdraft tankers carry Ing crude oil from United States army officers say their forces are loaded for bear1 and keen for The ground troops were newly arrived but the first attack Monday lid not catch them De spite theirnew surroundings and the swiftlyenforced the men won their officers praise and confidence for their speed in get armed and to their CHURCHILL WAR CABINET IS CUT TO 7 MEMBERS Sir Stafford Cripps Emerges as Outstanding New Figure in British Government SENATE VOTES D Also Rejects Monthly Pension for all Needy Over 60 By EDWIN HAAKLSSON 20 Senators who voted overwhelming y for repeal of the congressional ension law looked expectantly to ward the House today to complete he lawmakers aboutface on the widely criticized By a vote of 75 to the Senate ate yesterday reversed its pre ious approval of pensions for con gressmen and then 49 to an attempt by Senator Downey DCalif to provide all needy per sons of 60 and older with a month y federal pension of Because both Senate and House were in weekend House agreement to the Senate action must wait until Monday but chair man Ramspeck DGa of the House Civil Service committee saic here was no doubt a majority of the House favored Irritated by a barrage of caustic and public speeches during the month since Congress voted it self pensions as part of a genera retirement bill for government leaders at both ends o the capitol strove to get the entire subject quickly out of the Downey and other advocates o more liberal old age assistance gave Senate leaders some anxious moments and produced some brist ling debate before the Senate fin ally sank the controversial pension Turn to Page 2 LOCK RIDER PUT ON PENSION REPEAL BILL 20 rider authorizing construction o an lock for the Saul was at tached to the Pension Repeal bil by Senator Prentiss Brown D Mich The with which Brown sought to force speedy House ac tion on the proposed was accepted on a voice the Senate had ap proved this as a separate measure Senator dark DMo chargec that some House members wer holding up the project there in an effort to include it in the larg rivers and harbors bill to win vote for the Senator Brown said sine 90 per cent of the nations iron or needed for war must come ove the Great Lakes a singl well placed bomb might cut off th supply by destroying the presen two adjoining The Michi gan Democrat said authorization for the new lock would eliminat this danger to national By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minis er Winston under attack or recent British military rever answered his critics today by Tuning his war cabinet from nine o seven members in a swift shake up from which Sir Stafford ormer ambassador to emerged as the outstanding new igure in the a dynamic personality whose advanced ideas once gave him a reputation as a was named lord privy seal and House if Commons dual post vhich many political observers be ieved would make him second in mportance only to Churchill him At the same time Oliver Lyttel known as one of Winstons right young was appointed minister of state in charge of pro supplanting Lord Beaver who will go to the United tates shortly to carry on the task f pooling the resources of the Uni ed An official announcement said Beaverbrook had declined an nvitation to join the new war cab inet on grounds of Two ther Kingsley chancellor of the and Arthur Laborite minis er without usly relinquished then places in the inner The only other change hi the var cabinet involved Clement Att He surrendered the post of lord Mivy seal to make way for Cripps and was named secretary of state or Dominion move die Move Urged Despite Stimsons Statement That Forces Should Not Be Split ITIMSON VIEWS OPPOSED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS nfluential Senators demanded to ay that adequate provisions be made for defense of American Senators Walsh Byrd DVa and Johnson RCallf urged this protection despite an as ertion by Secretary of War Stim on that dispersal of forces to halt memy coastal raids might retard iffensive Secretary Stimson has warned hat such attacks might be ex ended to American but hat in the grand strategy of the var the most important step is to prepare an offensive against the chairman of the Senate faval Affairs told eporters that while nothing hould be done to interfere with arreaching military in idequate coast defenses ought to ie strengthened Declaring that to follow the ourse charted by Stimson meant doing nothing to protect our Johnson said he could see 10 reason why some of the trength we have yielded so gen irously to Europe cannot be di erted to our own Should Protect People Byrd said he felt that the Amer can people ought to be defended rom attack to the extent that is although he was willing o leave the disposition of forces up to the military Secretary Stimson told a press conference yesterday this country could expect attacks all along our coasts and other places similar to he Axis submarine forays on title of deputy prime Vis count former Domin ons was not a war cab net Other Holdovers Prune Minister Churchill retain ed the portfolios of defense minis er and first lord of the The other holdovers in the war cabinet are Labor Minister Ernest Foreign Secretary Anthony 2den and Lord President of the Council Sir John Lyt elton was a member of the old in ner group as minister of state for the Middle East The changes were generally ap ilauded by the but the con ensus appeared to be that addi tional revision would be necessary o still the clamor ol a nation con erned over severe military and naval Turn to Page 2 Aruba Island in the Dutch West He said it was likely that pres sure would be exerted by thoughtless persons to scatter American forces to meet such at Such a he vould be the surest way he knew of losing the What this country needed to he continu was to mass it forces to carry war to the Johnson commented that it was all nonsense to talk about bring pressure when he and others of ike views have been demanding only that adequate protection be jiven to American John son and a group of west coas Senators and Congressmen have met frequently to voice demands that they be informed of measure being taken to defend the area they If the Secretary means that we should sitsupinely by and see th great state of mos beautiful in the and do nothing about I can agreewith the veteran Sena tor To adopt his suggestion woulc in the last doinf nothing for our own h adding There ar some of us who dont believe hi fighting the war that who recently told th Senate that this country might b forced to draw in units of its Navj to protect its said he not advocating such a pointing out an action that migh become necessary because of mili try No one wants to interfere with the waging of the anywher and everywhere in the world tha our military strategists he But it is not incon sistent with such a course t strengthen speedily our present in adequate coast defense and mak ated by Dominion demands for retained the DEFENSESOF ALLIES Crews Searching Wreckage for Bodies WEST PALM 20 working through the searched for jodies today in the charred and wisted wreckage of two tourist rains that crashed partly jurned killing at least wo trainmen and injuring 42 pas A headon collision between the MiamitoNew York Sun Queen and the New YorktoMiami Or ange Blossom fast Seaboard Air Lines ed the engines and at least five cars to fragments of battered Browning of Plant engineer on the Sun was easing his train to a slow speed to enter a He stayed n the frantically attempting avert the and died at his post His Everett Sul ivan of who jumped vith his clothing covered with burning Hayes of engineer of the Orange was taken from the wreckage seriously injur but his Goode of died in the Offi cials offered no explanations of the wrecks Marie Berini of New op eratic and concert said that we were blown about and the rain seemed to grind The air was filled with the screams of I was trapped for a moment under furniture torn loose jy the but worked myself free and got the arm of a chair and smashed a window to get The club car was on fire and screams still were coming from I returned inside and dragged out two then I couldnt go Freight Derailed Near Ypsilanti 20 last 16 cars of a 42car freigh train were derailed at m today a mile and a half east o halting traffic for two hours on the New York Centrals Chicago Detroit Four box cars rolled off the rightofway and into a field bu remained One fell on its side across the westbound tracks stopping traffic in both directions Refrigerator and box cars were among those that left the Wrecking crews from Detroi and Ypsilanti cleared the tracks by 4 The freight continued into Detroit without the 16 derailed A section foreman reported find ing a broken flange from a car wheel a mile west of the derail Railroad detectives said the found no evidence of sabotage bu Japs May ByPass Java for Di rect Attack Upon Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the invasion today of the island of and according to an additional Tokyo Japans multiple front offensive in the southwest Pacific took ominous form as a threat to isolate the Uni ted Nations forces in Java if not to bypass that stronghold for a direct attack on The waters around a Dutch colonial paradise where war had been little more than a fable of the white were threshed by tor bombs and shells of war ships and warplanes as the United Nations closed in an apparently un successful battle to bar the strong seaborne invasion force from tha beaches of The defenders again were exact ing a heavy price for the Japanese but evidently not heavy Japanese landing parties swarmed from their transports and cut through the surf with their landing despite the counter blows of allied air and surface craft and The defenders scored direct bomb hits on one or more Japanese cruis ers and three transports and eight near misses on a accord ing to an early communiquS of the United Four Japanese fighters were shot down and the defending air force returned to its base intact Open CounterAttack United Nations warships and sub marines had opened the counter attack last night on the invasion for ces concentrated hi waters around The mile island is separated from easternmost at its nearest point by a mile wide It is only about 120 miles from Ball to Javas big Soer abaja naval A Dutch communique said In connection with enemy ac iidirected against Bali vitajl oints on Bali have been destroyed ind naturally strong action is bo ng taken against landings which the enemy is carrying Imperial headquarters at Tokyo announced that Japanese troops anded at dawn today on the Por ugueseDutch island of east f Bali at the end of the southern chain of Dutch islands and just northwest of which Japanese planes have raid ed intensively thrice in two Tokyo said that the Timor ex edition had been ordered to oust British imperial and Dutch troops n the Portuguese half of the is Australia and Dutch forces lad taken positions in Timor early n the war in anticipation of Jap anese Tokyo sought to as sure Portugal that the Japanese would be withdrawn when and the United Nations troops were ex Summarizing results of their as sault yesterday on the Japanese declared that a Australian auxiliary two a subchaser and nine transports were destroyed in that another destroyer was heavily The Japa nese also claimed destruction of 26 planes along with military and na val Damage Acknowledged The Australians have acknowl edged considerable damage to juildings and along with casualties of 15 dead and 24 wound Six of the 93 Japanese fighters and bombers which delivered the third raid yesterday in two waves were shot down and the bombing accuracy of the others was im The Dutch news said that the presence of the Japanese warcraft and troop ships off Bali may indicate the expected enemy attack to invade If it was not or at least a feint to facilitate attack in another it suggested especially in conjunction with the Timor opera tions a bold attempt to outflank Java for an invasion lunge at northern centering per haps on naval basecapital of Australias northern Turn to Page 6 them as impregnable as uaula east of that such a possibility would be considered in their investigation Yesterday a broken axle delayed the crack Michigan Central an hour and a half ROOSEVELT RESIGNS 20 Eleanor Roosevelt today re signed her post as assistant direc tor of the Office of Civilian De THAWING WATER PIPE LEADS TO PARTITION FIRE LOSS IS SMALL Special to Tfte Telegram Clinton fire department responded to an alarm from the home of and Robert three and onehalf miles east of Clinton on US112 at oclock this morn Fire had started hi a parti tion of the house after Bel more had attempted to thaw out the water pipes with a The department succeeded in ex tinguishing the blaze with only minor The partly by is owned by iFloyd Odell of near ;