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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cold Pw Xm JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE REPULSED Wavell Named AIIIII INulloIKi III WAR PRODUCTION 5 Billions in Military Orders For Car Makers Awaits Presentation MORE RATIONING LOOMS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS out line of a proposed automobile ra tioning plan expected to be even more drastic than the tire ration Ing program was unfolded today to 200 automobile manufacturers and union The rationing expected to be made public around January was presented by Price Adminis trator Leon at the start of a session in which plans for wholesale conversion of the four billion dollar automotive industry Into war production will be A list of more than In military covering items which the industry is believed cap able of turning was ready for presentation by OPM officials later in the No details were made public on the automobile rationing but it was understood that it would follow closely the lines of the tire distribution program in which sales are permitted only for ve hicles necessary to public health and for necessary commer cial and industrial and for pub lic passenger Notable figures in the automo bile industry and government ex ecutives jammed the OPM board and a few minutes after the session started it was necessary to instruct attendants to admit no one else except Secretary of War Henry Stimson or Undersecretary Robert who were late in Top Officials Present Besides the full membership of the automotive advisory commit there were on hand top of fisials of most major automobile These included Edsel president of Ford Motor Company president of General Motors Paul presi Allied BELEV RECAPTURED WEST OF THE OKA RIVER Germans Hurbd Back 100 Miles from High Water Mark of Thrust South All antiAxis forces in the southwest Pacific were placed under SirArchibald Wavell left of Under him are left to right Sir Henry chief of staff Admiral Thomas naval chief left to right Chinas Chiang supreme land and air commander and George United deputy supreme The 26 united which have joined to fight the thus took their first concrete action in the east ern battlefront with the parcelling of The announcement from Washington said China is excluded from Wavells supervision and all operations there and in Thailand and IndoChina will be under the supreme command of General Chiang KaiShek aided by United States and British NashKelvinator and vice presidenl of Chrysler Representatives of Packard and Hudson were on a late train and were hot present for the Union leaders on hand included president of the CIOs United Automobile Workers Walter UAWCIO or ganizer for General Motors Rich ard UAWCIO organizer for aircraft Howard international Represen tative of the AFLUAW Earl international vice presi dent of the AFL International As sociation of and Boris AFL research The offer of in war orders to the industry was made public by the Army and Turn to WAR Page 9 Worst Cold Wave in Nearly Two Years Chills Michigan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures slid below the zero mark throughout Michigans two peninsulas chilling res idents of many sections that had not experienced such a cold wave for nearlj two Government weather forecasters called it a typical polar air mass moving down to overspread the In the Upper which felt the full effect of the cold on the mercury fell to 15 de grees below zero at 14 below at Sault 9 below at Marquette and 8 below at When thermometer readings dropped past the zero mark at Mar quette at 5 it mark ed the first time since 1940 that it had been so cold The year 1941 was only the second cal endar year in Marquette weather bureau history in which no sub zero weather was Temperatures of 4 degrees above zero gave Detroit its coldest night in nearly two Last years low mark 7 above in Fed and the last subzero tem perature in Detroit came on Clear skies accompanied the cold wave in many sections of the but light snows were reported at Battle Grand Grand Lud Ington and Benton Lud 54YEAROLD MAN HELD HR ASSAULT 6Yearold Girl Is Victim While on Way to Store A brief man hunt Saturday night in the eastern part of Ad rian resulted in the arrest of a 54yearold worker who Is being held at the county jail pend ing the Investigation of an attempt ed assault on a sixyearold Adrian The man was taken Into custody Saturday night just two hours after a frantic mother called city police and reported that her six year old daughter had not re turned from the neighborhood store where she was sent on an A neighbor had told the mother that the girl was seen walk ing with a strange man shortly af ter she left her The police immediately started a man hunt which covered the en tire east side of the State police from the Blissfield post as sisted and troopers from other nearby posts were standing by to assist if The search ended at oclock when Harry a member of the Adrian fire department who lives in the eastern part of the saw a small girl walk away from a The man continued down the street Having heard of j the search for the girl and Griewahn followed the stranj BRITISH FORGED BACK IN HUM But Confidence Mounts in Possibilities of Defending Singapore CHINESE AID BRITISH ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS s mounting in the longrange pos sibilitie despite a new retreat yesterday which forced the British to fal back from their positions below Ipoh on the west side of the Ma ayan This which is evi ger and caught up with him about a block away on East He took him back to the residence of the girls parents where police took him into custody and booked him at the county An examination of the girl by a physician revealed that except for a few minor bruses she was unin Police said that she re turned home shivering with with some of her garments missing and carrying her shoes in her Turn to Page 9 dent despite the fact that the Brit ish have been forced to yield ap iroximately 200 miles of the Pen nsula in little less than a month o springs largely from th appointment of a Far Eastern high command of the united forces un der Sir Archibald Wavell as well as men in thi military and naval believ ed that his prompt reinforcemen if Burmas defenses and his nego iations with General Chiang Kai Shek which resulted in veteran roops crossing into mean that Wavell already is very much m the job coordinating the activi ties of a vast theater of London dispatches said Chinese roops are believed on their way o Malaya to help Malaya to de end These dispatches aid Chinese manpower would do much in overcoming the difficul ties of the outnumbered Brett Favored High quarters too approved the appointment of George chief of the Army Air as deputy supreme com They believed it implied American concentration on pro viding powerful air in order to solve one of the key difficulties of the allied position In this connection Bretts energetic work in helping build up British air forces in Africa and the mid dle east was Turn to MALAYAN 9 Ington reported forming Grand heavy snowdrifts Haven had one inch of snow in the Grand Rapids area highways were but driv ing conditions were generally I want those facts known and un The Red Cross Gets Every Cent No One Gets a Cent of Salary All of the money collected for the Red Cross goes to the Red None of the officers or workers connected with the drive to raise Lenawee countys quota of the war emergency fund gets one cent out of the drive no one is paid one cent of That applies also to the whole program of the Red Cross in Lenawee That is the way it always has been and that is the way it is The oficers of the Red Cross HMUaoSruterarepD Cold spots in the lower peninsula included eight degrees be low zero Battle 5 below 4 below 3 below Kalamazoo 1 below Flint and 1 below Ann one tenth degree and Bay even At Bay City the reading to two above zero at 8 They want them known and understood spike at once any rumors that may gam circula In these times Fifth Column activity through the spreading of rumors may spring The per sons passing the rumors along might be wholly innocent of evil They would be the first to deny that they are FifthColumn yet by passing along which by inquiry or examination they would find to be they would be furthering Fifth Column An Adrian man a week ago was in Battle Creek and there he heard a remark that the Red Cross coun ty chairmen get ten per cent of the money collected in the war He dismissed it as But later in the week he heard a similar remark made in a Hillsdale restaurant Saturday he heard it in the Truth The truth about the Red Cross war emergency drive is A fund of is being raised in the nation at President Roosevelts re quest to carry on the war work of the American Red Quotas have been assigned each county Lenawee countys is Turn to RED Paso 2 County Committee Gets Sup ply of Application Forms The application forms that must be used by persons wanting to buy new eral rationing program effective today have received by Rob ert clerk of the Lenawee county rationing He Is mailing them to the five local tire rationing committees in Ad Moren ci and There are numerous steps that tire purchasers have to ake and conditions to be met be ore they can purchase First f all the tires on their automo lies or trucks have to be inspect ed by a tire who is any qualified tire The inspec iles or trucks have to be inspect ion blank that the sale of the ire or tube is the vehicle has to have the new equip Thats the first The applicant then has to have the ap lication approved by at least two members of the tire rationing committee for his district of the Then the local committee has to issue him a certificate to No supply of those ertificate forms has been sent the Lenawee rationing groups as only the application Word rom Lansing is that the certifi ates will be along in a few Armed with the the prospective purchaser can buy a tire or tube of a tire dealer in his He can if the dealer has a tire or tube to Turn to Page 9 Solicitation in Business Dis trict Begins Today Special collections yesterday for he Red Cross War Relief Fund in hree Adrian churchestotaled Roy chairman of THEIR LOSSES ARE HEAV By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS o Belev in a Red army drive west o the Oka hurling the Ger mans back 100 miles from the hig water mark of thrust soutf of was announced toda in a Russian statement It declared that the Germans los killed and fierce fighting for th key town 50 miles south of Kalug and half way to Bryansk from The drive which appeared t menace the whole German win southwest of the Soviet capita paralleled the pincer movemen farther north where Borovsk fell threatening entrapment of the las German forces at Mozhaisk west o The British radio reported tha the Russians had closed in on th Mozhaisk sector and that fighting already was under way in the out skirts of the town 57 miles wes of The British heard said Germans were retreating In the area west of Mos cow alone in an attempt to escape encirclement by Russian force whose swift flanking advanc caught the Nazis by The news of the German defea at Belev was the first official an nouncement of the extent of th penetration west of th Oka River toward The drive has been developlnj steadily since 28 when th Russians said the Oka had been crossed and Kaluga Villages Recaptured At the far southern flank of thi fighting Russian troops in the supported by units o the Red reported retaking one village after another in fierce On which thi statement did not the Rus sians reported wiping out Ger mans in a single cavalry From sector after sector along the battleline the Russian accoun was one of captured broken resistance and heavy German Turn to Page 2 TO HEAR PRESIDENT REPORT ON STATE OF UNION May Ask in Appropriations for Army and Navy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dentRoosevelt will deliver to Con gress in person tomorrow his an nual message on the state of the He will address the Senate and assembled in joint session in the House on the basis of plans worked out today with Con gressional They conferred with the Chief Executive shortly before the 77th Congress began its second session amid reports that Roosevelt probably would re quest between and in special appro priations for the Army and The budget which will disclose the accuracy of these re ports and the blueprint for vast government war expenditures in the year beginning next July will be submitted to the legislators on Arrangements for the Chief Ex ecutive to speak in person were MacArthursMen Inflict Heavy Losses On Enemy he drive in announced The Presbyterian church collec lon for the Red Cross totaled and the Methodist and iaptist churches each reported col ections of Alan chair man in charge of the church col reported touay that it is lanned to take similar collections n other churches in the city next Although no official totals were vailable today for collections in hecity it was thought that almost quota business dis of the citys ad been Solicitation in the rict began today under the direc on of Russell McAfee and Harold They expected to have efinite reportsto make to Red ross officials tonight Stearns Manufacturing Cor oration employees who contrib ted 100per cent to the Red Cross und raised it was reported Solicitation work also is nder way in other factories in the With the Christinas and New ear holidays Red Cross of cials were confident that ollecting work would gain mentum this the made at a White House confer ence attended by Vice President Speaker House Majority Leader MacCormack and Senate Majority Leader Barkley told reporters that the President had been advisedthe Senate would take up a price con trol bill on Wednesday and that committees in both Senate and House would promptly legislation to President es tablish daylight saving Could Regnlmte Clocks The daylight savings bills now pending before Bark ley contemplate allowing Roosevelt to order clocks moved forward or backward a maximum of two Ifi the fifteen to eighteen billions of dollars in special funds for the Army and Navy are requested in the budget they would represent a start toward Presi dents announced goal of stepping up war spending to a 000ayear rate by June The Chief spent a good part of his week end drafting the which may disclose some further details on the cam paign the grand alliance of nations has planned to crush the Turn to Page 2 Whites Get Harsh Treatment At The Hands Of Japanese 5 anese invaders of the Philippines accorded especially harsh treat ment to American civilians in Manila and discriminated against all white the War De partment reported Immediately speculation arose whether the State Department would seek through Swiss diplo matic channels to better the con ditions of United States citizens in the Switzerland is looking after United States interests in Japan by agreement with the State IA Domei news agency broadcast from heard in quoted a high source in the im perial high command as denying reports of alleged discriminatory treatment of the White population in General Douglas in a radio message from his head quarters somewhere north ot Ma advised the War Department he had received reports from the Philippine capital indicating dis crimination against Americans by the occupying Japanese in marked contrast to the treatment previously accorded Japanese civil ians by American More than a week ago General MacArthur had reported in detail that Japanese civilians under American control were being well that about were being protected from possible mob and that their property Was being He said steps to protect the Japanese civilians were taken at the urgent request of the Japanese consul general in Turn to Page 9 IF Was Secretary to Interior Min ister Pucheu Unoccupied 5 battered body of Yves ferringaux chief secretary to In erior Minister Pierre has ieen found along the railroad racks between Paris and in Germanoccupied it was announced The Berlin radio at first broad ast that both Perringaux and Pu cheu had been found pre umably the victims of tut later changed its story to say hat only Perringaux was It gave no explanation for vithdrawing the original al hough it previously had announc d that an investigation into what vas said to be two deaths had been Whether Perringaux was trav ling with Pucheu was not dis Perringauxs body was said to teve been found in a mangled ondition near the station of Perringaux was a member of the xtreme rightist party of the urncpat Jacques Dor Pucheus aide minister first ntered the Vichy government as ecretary of industrial ut only recently had been made hief He had been ince the interior 16 IS SET AS AH Men Between 20 and Not Previously Signed Are Affected 5 President Roosevelt today set Feb ruary 16 for registration of all male citizens of the nation between the ages of 20 and 44 who have not registered Men in this age group will be subject to military The date was fixed in a procla It made no mention of reg istration of men from 45 through who are to be registered later but who will be exempt from service with the armed forces un der present In his the Chief Executive noted that this and other registrations under the Se lective Service Act will be re quired to insure final and over the enemies of the United Recent legislation has made men between 20 and 44 years old liable for military and all be tween 18 and64 eligible for some type of war About men already have been enrolled under the se lective service and local draft boards have speeded up their class The local assist ed by additional volunteer will be used to enroll the additional Congressional sources said men between 20 and who have not yet been registered under the selec tive service would be en rolled first Laterwill come enrollment of men between 18 and 20 and 44 Many of the men in thes members of Congress saic could be trained for jobs as fir air raid spotters am emergency A nev questionnaire has been prepared ti aid the local boards in determining the qualifications of French Suffer New German Punishment Unoccupied 5 smarted today under a new German punishment in the form of a partial 5 cur few after fresh antiNazi inci dents in Paris and the Germanoc cupied Atlantic port of The Berlin racjio said the Paris curfew was placed on cafes other public because Edward Marks a Patient in Tecumseh Hospital Special to The Telegram Ed ward 40 years was in le Tecumseh hospital today with bullet wound in her left shoulder she told state by er 13 year old adopted son Richard eer after a family quarrel yester ay The shooting occurred at the ilarks home two miles south of Te The boy is being held at le county jail and Prosecutor anunond was to join in the inves gation of the case this ecause of the boys the case will be one for the juvenile authori Markss injury was described not According to the story told state Marks and the boy had een She left the house o go to the and she returned the boy was standing in the kitchen pointing a calibre revolver at He pulled the trigger once but the gun failed to He pulled the trigger again and the bullet struck Mark in the She fled to a neighbors house and as she glanced back the boy still was pointing the gun at according to the story told State police from the Clinton post then arrested the boy and took him to and uni dentified assailants had exploded a bomb in a restaurant frequented by The radio said there were no victims and only slight material damage was The incidents coincided an apparent chilling of FrenchGer man reported in Stock holm to be at their worst since the Vichy sources did not reveal the nature of the incident at but they were informed it was so serious as to cause the suspension yesterday of the entire city coun including the Whatever happened occurred during an inaugural ceremony for the just taking The cause of the Paris curfew order likewise was not announced The Paris outburst is the first of any consequence reported in Occu pied France since German firing squads shot 100 Frenchmen at Nantes and Bordeaux last October in reprisal for the killing of two German officers and held 100 more as hostages aftqer lastminute re prieves from STRIKE THREAT ENDS INMlpPLANTS Hillsdale Officials Reach Agreement With Union Special tit The Telegram threat ened strike of employees of Hills dales municipally owned light and water plants was averted today when the city ratified a resolution fixing increased wage scales and work practices and pro viding for sick leaves and certain safety The resolution was acted upon at a spe cial meeting of the council called morning by Mayor Richard Schmidt Two of the eight members of the council were absent because of The others voted unani Turn to Page 9 j MOVEMENT FAILS Damage and Casualties Slight in Attack on Corregidor Fortress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 5 The War Department announced today that General Douglas MacArthurs Philippine army repulsed a Japan ese attack with heavy mating that at least 700 of the en emy were The a report from MacArthur undertook to crush the greatly outnumbered defend ers between two invading forces operating as a pincersfrom north and But he added that when the trap was American and Philippine troops were not in the The statement said that Japanese strategy thus failed in this in necessitating the frontal at tack which likewise The attack on like he onslaught of the previous day in which four enemy planes were shot failed to inflict Material damage and casualties were said to be As fax as could be deduced from dispatches from the Far the Japanese were in feverish haste to complete their conquest of the Philippines in order to release large numbers of troops for major op erations And as far as the evidence General Mac Arthur was giving the enemy no Reports from British Burma explained why the Japanese high command might be thinking in erms of other Large ai led forces were concentrating and intensive allied air ac tivity was the Japan ese off decidedly second according to a Rangoon state In Allied Burma repre sents a major potential threat to Japans grandoise plans for domin ation of the south A smash ing drive eastward would cut across the top of Thailand and French Indo placing the Allies squarely in the rear of the Japan ese forces now driving furiously southward down the narrow Malay Peninsula toward It would also put the Allies in a po sition to neutralize the IndoChina bases which have played such an important role in Japans south sea successes to Turn to Page 9 JAPANESE DEFEAT Third Attempt to Take Chang sha Called Failure 5 third major attempt to capture Hunan Pro vince has dissolved into a catastrophic debacle with the in vaders in disordered retreat after suffering casualties in three the Chinese announced to The Chinese high command de clared Japanese were killed or wounded yesterday in fighting around the rich silk and rice cen The third and sixth Japanese di of the four sent against reported tactically wiped out by Chinese artillery and the fierce fighting of Chinese Several high Japanese officers vere repotred killed in slaughter vhich Chinese said was believed to have no parallel in the four and tnehalf years of the China The Japanese announced Friday night the occupation of and Japanese news aid complete occupation of the was achieved How a Japanese dispatch Satur day from Hankow quoted military uarters as saying the Japanese may not occupy Changsha per manently as it was the purpose to rush Chinese resistance in driv ing on the Late Bulletins 5 loard of Immigration Appeals recommended today cancellation of leportetion proceedings against fairy west coast labor decision reached unani mously by the four board members who heard the It reversed the recommendation Judge Charles who heard testimony for three months San Francisco early hut The final decision rests with Attorney General Francis ;