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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow Flurries Colder Malta M FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 PRESIDENT PLEDGES OFFENSIVE UBOAT SHELLS CALIFORNIA 15 SHELLS FID AT GOLETA OIL FIELD Pumping Plant Hit But There Are No Fires and No Casualties By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA enemy submarine fired its reply to President Roosevelts war address in the very middle of his talk last shells badly aimed toward an oil field and re finery near seven miles north of Witnesses said the shells exploded on beaches and pastures but hit only one The pumping plant and of that well were no fires were started and no one was killed or It was the first attack upon Uni ted States soil in this although Japanese submarines off the Pacific coast and German submarines off the Atlantic have sunk some ships and damaged Once in the World a German submarine disguised as a shelled the mainland in an attack on a tug and a strinr bf barges off Witnesses said the first shell was fired at EWT and that the attack contin ued until The coast was blacked out at 8 from Goleta 25 miles south to Radios only werej silenced in the remainder of south ern The all clear was given at I Sub Heads South Witnesses at Goleta said the sub marine seemed to head south after it ceased The Arthur Bushman of visiting at saw a vessel he thought was a submarine flashing signal lights as it left SantaBarbara chan nel about j PRESIDENT POINTS TO SOUTHWEST PACIFIC Pointing to the southwest Pacific area on a map in the oval room of the White President Roose velt emphasized the effect of faraway battles upon American In his third report to the nation on the the President painted a picture of a world at CARGO VESSEL LOST IN STORM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 The Navy announced today that the destroyer and the cargo had run aground in a storm off the coast of New foundland and been lost taking at least 189 men to The heavy toll of personnel was attributed by the Navy to the ex surf caused by the gale raging in the Atlantic and the bitterness of the winter weather loss of life was heavy on both Heroic ef forts to swim lines ashore failed due to the inability to handle them when they became oil A breeches buoy was finally rig ged to a ledge at sea but some of the survivors were washed gotten relations office of the llth naval district made public the following account of the obtained from superintendent of the Bankline Oil Company at near Goleta At one large sub marine came to the surface about one mile off shore and fired ap proximately 15 shells from a deck One direct hit reached one causing minor damage to the pumping unit and There were several close misses on a crude oil storage tank and a gasoline plant Apparently no dam age was caused by the A complete survey of the grounds has not been made and there may have been superficial Whatever other damage is disclosed will not be No Fires Started No fires were started as a re rult of the No tanks were hit From fragments of shell found and the marks on the ground it is believed a 4 or 5 inch gun was The firing was done leisure apparently one gun being It required about 25 minutes to fire the approximately 15 an oil worker ofi said the submarine was only a mile offshore and so big I thought it might be a destroyer or I have seen many submar ines and this was larger than any of those in the navy that I have It was lying idly on the surface Then it began shot after with great counted 12 shells that most of them on the Staniff place where Brown lives and the Barnsdall Oil I spotted the last shell at The submarine still lay on the It started to get twilight I watched it as long as I could dis tinguish its form and then it grew It didnt submerge and there were no airplanes Traffic along the coast highway was halted because of the blackout and army guards kept th curious from approaching the sceni of the gale in bitter winter The announcement of the double ea tragedy was made in Navy communique number based on reports received up to Eastern War The Atlantic Trux a World War and the a cargo ran aground in foul weather off the coast of Newfoundland and were ost Due to the extremely difficult Find No Evidence Of Sabotage In Normandie Fire NEW 24 agencies investigating the fire that swept the former French lin and left it a fallen hulk were agreed today that sab oteurs had nothing to do with the cause or spread of the Earlier announcements by the Third Naval District and the New York district attorneys office tha their investigations proved the fire was caused by sparks from ai acetylene burner igniting bales o life preservers were corroborated by city fire officials Fire Commissioner Patric Walsh said Thomas Chief Fire Brophy had Marsha reached this conclusion after questioning 350 persons who were aboard the vessel at the time of the to the top ofthVdlff thatnnsrtnfe armed forces and particularly in to stand firm OF ATM ON JAVA Will Fight With All Our Says Official By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS he United Nations stubbornly re sisting relentless Japanese pressure n Sumatra and the governor eneral of the Netherlands Eas ndies warned his people today tha an allout attack on Java was im The governor L jarda van Starkenborgh Stachou also reiterated an appeal for saying in a broad cast declaration that additions to ur equipment would still be wel Stachouwer urged the men ol the rocky The Truxtun broke up almost Immediately after grounding and socn thereafter the Pollux did like The survivors owe their rescue in large measure to the tireless effi cient and in many cases heroic ac tion of the people of St The next of kin of those lost in this tragic drama of the sea have been There is nothing to report from other REDS mm so MILES OF SMOLENSK Occupy Dorogobuzh On the Dnieper River By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Army troops have occupied on the Dnieper river only 50 miles from in a violent central front attack launched at dawn yes terday after hours of artillery pre Russian authorities said Massed led by supported by field guns and covered by headed in force toward a key German base 230 miles west of to capitalize on conquests a month earlier in the Mozhaisk sector at their rear and on correlated pin cer Coincident with this developeed on the 24th anniver sary of the formation of the Red was announced that more than Germans had been kil led in recent savage fighting in which the Russians captured nu merous points on the approaches of a large southwestern This may have been industrial center 400 miles below Massive barrages were laid down the Red radio while troops were marshalled for the new thrust toward The information bureau said simply our troops engaged the enemy in stubborn battles and con tinued to occupying sever al populated including the town of Capture of Dorogobuzh placed the Russians halfway between the German base at presum ably and and gave them possession of the term inus of a branch railway line con necting with the main Moscow Smolensk railway 15 miles to the AUCTIONS Farm Mle north of Linehan A See on Market Auction sale louth of Adri Fred C See on Market Auction south of Virgil See on Mar ket Auction sale west of on Market Auction west of AL Market See on ANGLOAMERICAN m REVEALED Covers Settlement of Lease Lend Aid After War 24 Anglo American agreement on broad principles for postwar set tlement of lendlease aid extendet Ireat Britain was announced today by the White Pointing out that it was too ear ly in the struggle to foresee or de fine detailed terms of the agreement set forth a funda mental framework which includ ed expansion of elimination of discriminatory treatment in in ternational a reduction in and in general the at tainment of the economic objec tives of the Atlantic More it stated tha articles which at the end of war can be returned to the United and which this nation wants will be Full account is to be taken on all reciprocal The signed yesterday by Sumner acting Secre tary of and Viscount Hali the British de dared that agreed upon the terms finally shall be such as no to burden commerce between th two but to promote mu tually advantageous economic re lations between them and the bet terment of worldwide economi Fresh Jap Troops Attack British On Burma Front 24 Jap anese have hurled fresh troop against the British positions alon the Sittang River in 2 miles from the RangoonLashi a military commentate declared The British have withdrawn fighting across the 30 mile area between the Bilin an Sittang he as the Jap anese drive into Burma appeare nearing its maximum the is menac ed by invasion units now onl about 70 miles to the northwest The commentator said ther was confused and heavy fighting1 throughout the area with heavy ontract Has Been Signed and Foundation Borings Made A contract for a new plant in drian owned by the Defense lants Corporation and to be op rated by the Bohn Aluminum rass Corporation has been v The announcement was made by oward Emery who is in charge of le Bohn corporations enterprises He said the cost would be upwards of three and a half mil on dollars and probably Test drillings to determine the oil conditions before laying the oundations have already been Emery The Krieg off Company of builder of he companys other plants in has the construction con ract The new factory is to be similar n construction to Bohn plant No 3 of steel and glass and will e located adjacent to Its di mensions are not Work on the plant is to be be gun Emery and will be pushed to completion as apidly as I am not at lib rty to state the number of per ons 19 be employed but I can say that it will give much additional mployment in The plant will produce extruded aluminum parts for aircraft pur Emery said that while the Jefense Plants Corporation is mak ng available funds up the uilding it is the Bohn corporations Ian to purchase n the hard fight that is ahead o We will fight with all the power hi he The representative of Queen Wil helmina in the whose five rear term as head man of the Eas Indies was extended indefinitely ast September because of the Jap anese told the beleaguere islanders that there is on Java a strong army with an air ani that the Dutch fleet fights on thj offensive Discussing the impending attack on he said This time the enemy broadcast ng stations speak the th moment approaches when the all out attack will be launched on ou The situation in Java is entire ly different from that in the oute Putting a strongly su perior force up against the Dutc forces on Java will be much mor difficult We face the coming militar operations with faith and an iro Beating off the hold ing maintaining our positions are conceptions which have com to have a new sense of grimness hitherto A will for offensive operation must be in us to push ahead ever time an opportunity The Dutch announced yesterda that the Japanese had overrun par of to the east of occupy ing the airport of on th southeastern part of the island onl 70 miles from the nearest point i STEFAN ZWEIG AND WIFE KILL SELVES 60yearol Jewish author who fled Austri when Hitlers troops crossed th border in died with his 33 yearold wife in a poison pact her A servant found them dead i each others arms in the home the rented two months Zweig said in a farewell note knew immense force would be nei essary to reconstruct my an my energy is used up by Ion years of peregrination as a mar without a He thanked Brazilians for the kindness in receiving said h considered human liberty and m own as the greatest wealth o earth and bade an affectiona farewell to all my His included Con querors of the the story and biographies of Ma rie Romain Rollan and Queen of wer banned in Austria after the Ge mans took BUKMA CHIEF NEW 24 Sir Alan the commande in chief of British forces in Indi has become responsible for opera tions in the allIndia rad reported CBS heard th broadcast in New A dvises Nation To Expect More Reverses Calls For Uninterrupted Production MAHAL SCHOOL Audrey Rathbun of Adrian as granted a divorce from Clair lathbun by Judge Rathbun this The divorce was not ontested and was granted on the grounds that the defendant is ser ing a felony sentence in Rathbuns attorney was Kuney of Kuney Major Marsh Yields to Pres sure of Opposition 24 UP Majo Robert aid today he has ubmitted orally his resignation a uperintendent of the Boys Voca ional School as a result o ipposition to his continuance in hat position voiced by Governor Van Wagoner and an investigating Marsh said he told Ernest L chairman of the Juvenile nstitute governing ody of the that he woul eave as th will of the He sail he would send a confirming lette o Bridge this have no desire to impede th rogram of the Vocational Harsh told newsmen in announc ng his but is too ba the kids have had to suffer just t et rid of one man You cant prod children the wa he investigators have done with out exciting We have ha he highest runaway record in th last month in our Marsh praised portions of a re port by Austin ex ecutive director of the Osborne As penal reform grou which had criticized some aspect of the schools Turn to BOYS Page 6 WHEN GORED BY BUL William Ayres who lives near th Ohio state line on M52 was gorec by a bull about 6 oclock las evening and later was brought t the Bixby hospital for an Xra examination of his left elbov which may have been also suffered a deep cut in h Ayres went to th bull pen to take the animal int the barn and when he attempte to fix the staff in the bulls nos the animal charged and knocke Ayres against a M Ayres managed to get into th barn without being further a His condition is not b lieved to be serious and he ej pects to return home this afte WOUNDED IN DUEL BUENOS 24 Raul Damonte 32yea old chairman of Argentinas Di was wounded twice his right arm today in a saber du with Enrique retired arm officer whom he formerly was actin governor of Buenos Aires provinc and Damonte Taborda had said a campaign address that the col nel was a disgrace to the arm The colonel demanded satisfa and despite the laws of Arge Una prohibiting the me met shortly after dawn mrth Given 1 to 14 Years in Prison Allen Foster 32 year old etroit architect who has been liv at 977 West Maumee Street hile supervising construction of le Jorgenson house on was sentenced o serve from one to 14 years in rison by Judge Arthur Rathbun his morning in the Lenawee cir uit Smith was sentenced after plead ng guilty earlier to forgery and ttering and publishing a forged heck with intent to He as sentenced on the second count nd is to serve his term in the outhern Michigan State Prison at ackson Smith was charged with forging he name of the Duplex Products lompany to a check Jor enson had given him to apply on is account In sentencing Judge Rath un said that if there were but ne check we might be nclined to look at the case dif But there was more than ne and you failed to tell us about t at EPother words you d not tell us the Smith also is wanted in Detroit n a similar An uncontested divorce decree was granted this morning by Judge Rathbun Susie Morenci in her suit against Gayle The divorce was granted on the grounds of extreme ruelty and MrsWright was re jresented by Victor Hud on Russell Bauschkja and Leo Faust ippeared beforeJ Judge Rathbun his morning to answer contempt if court charges for failing to pay Their hearings were ad ourned until April 4 to give them a chance to catch up on their back A default judgment amounting o was granted by Judge Rathbun to Florence Coukell in suit against the Christian Spiritualist Church of The suit was over a promissory note oslin Adrian law firm represented the resident Calls Pearl Harbor gerated Urges People Not to Believe Gossip HE ASSAILS RUMOR MONGERS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Roosevelt admon hed the American people last night to prepare themselves or further reverses on the war and even as he spoke n enemy submarine was raking a spot on the California oast with By the grimmest the bombardment opened p just before Roosevelt reached that portion of his seech in which he declared that the nation also could xpect to suffer continuing losses at the hands of Axis under eas raiders in both Atlantic and Pacific before the turn f the To speed the turn of that Roosevelt called for uninterrupted production to buiH up an overwhelming uperiority of war supplies for the ultimate grand offens ves of the United The Presidents voice was sharp as he stressed the two ords uninterrupted production although he made o specific mention of the cries of work stoppages for various alted in ome industries Roosevelt was unaware f the California coast bom ardment while he delivered is 35minute radio address o the nation and to much of ic but he said early in lis talk that the battle ahead fas in terms of every every every very airlane in the The capital was not unduly sur rised to learn of the bombardment the likelihood of such spo adic raids was foreseen In compe ent quarters hereearly in Decem jerwhen the first Japanese subma rines appeared off the Pacific coast The immediate reaction was that uch forays showed a poor under of American MINE SWEEPER LAUNCHED IN BENTON HARBOR BENTON 24 VP Van partici pating in the launching of the firs nine sweeper built at the Dachel Carter Ship Building yard in Ben ton declared today West ern Michigan would plajr an im portant role in wartime nava He said he applauded plans o Gordon president of the shi building corporation to open sti another yard at Grand The time has come to open u he Great Lakes ship buildin yards and expand the gov ernor declared in the text of a pre pared Here in the mic safe from coastal sur rounded by mighty resources o manpower and materials and con struction lies th answer to the shipping problem o the United Nations in the long wa The time is past when we car be Michigan and the mid west plead with America today t accept the help our ship buildin yards can give in winning th Van Wagoner discussed plans t utilize all available machinery fo war production and continued th quicker we get complete convei sion to war production and sta rolling out the the few American boys will die and th sooner we can start hitting th Japs and the Germans with every thing we A gun or a sh built this year is worth 20 ofthem built in some future PORT MORESBY BOMBED medium force of Japanes bombers accompanied by fighters raided Port principal coastal city of New Guine an air ministry communique nounced Flying in two the Japa nese planes dropped bombs o various parts of the Som buildings were damaged but n vital points were the communi que There was no estimate of casual Comment On Presidents Address 24 emocratic and Republican mem ers of Congress joined today in erming President Roosevelts ad ress of last night a straightfor ward and complete summary of the Typical comment Representative McCormack of House Democratic was the greatest of his many great ractical ac3 Chairman May of the louse military committee The residents speech was a straight orward presentation of the situa on as it without pulling any The American people must ake up to a full realization of the Maybe if some part oi IB Atlantic coast were as was the we would wake p Speaker Rayburn It was a very frank and full report to he American people and an ex ression of determination for ulti mate Hope thought it was i very effective presentation of our resent and it discour ages any false optimism or false Complete War Summary Dirksen regard it as a very complete summary of the condition that confronts It was dedicated to the long and tressed the theme that this war vill be won on the assembly linf and in the factories of Republican leader Martin of the was comforting to hea he President give assurance o progress in our production efforts Superiority in armaments can be achieved by the great industrial machine of America and with su we will win the The Presidents assurance that we ma soon take the offensive also i His appeal for unity ani sacrifice will find a wholehearted response from the American peo As he well the war mus o on until we win a complete vie Delegate King splendid explanation of the genera strategy which should go a Ion way toward alleviating a great dea of Mott A very gooc explanation of the general situa and it should do considerabl especially among those peo pie who have lacked understandin jf its I would have liked t have had him discuss the questio of Japanese evacuation on the wes but that probably was no within the scope of his Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins 24 IP Th Vichy radio was heard today broad casting a statement attributed t the German radio that the Rus sians had launched their bigges offensive of the war and that th relief of Leningrad expected at any 24 The navy announced today that th had been to pedoed by an enemy submarine o the Atlantic coast 24 JP Th ministry of economic warfare an nounced through Undenecretar Dingle Macintosh Foot today tha the question of United States shipments to French North Africa was under discussion with United States The text of the Presidents address appears on page and instead of creating mortal they would have the oppo te effect of making the people fighting And a fighting mad many would rise at once to the prodigous effort to which Presi ent Roosevelt summoned the Unit ed States last night Face Supreme Test The task that we Americans now face will test us to the utter the commanderinchief de Never before have we had o little time in which to do so The Presidents address had both a somber side and an encouraging The he was exert ing every ounce of striv ng against in a supreme ef ort to destroy the lines of com nunications linking the United so that the Allies would be solated and then conquered one by Turn to Page 2 Overwhelm Japs Who Try to Head Them Off 24 Japanese fighter planes which attempted to head them Australian airmen carried out another attack yesterday on New Britain bomb ing airdromes and shipping in the the RAF announced to The Australians lost one plane in the but shot down one Jap anese fighter and probably de stroyed two a communique The Japanese occupied which is situated in the Bismarck Archipelago about 800 miles north east of the tip of on Japanese planes were reported to have attacked allied shipping in the Sea of Timor but the communique said the results were SEES TEACHER SHORTAGE 24 Michigans secondary and rural says Park Central Michigan College placement may experience a teacher shortage next He said a survey of colleges and universities in the state indicated only teachers will be available for jobs and that many one room schools may be forced to close and transport pupils to larger in i ;