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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 7, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder 19 Below Zero Expected Tonight JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 ASKS BILLIONS GERMANS MASSACRED RUSSIANS SAY V 1 W 1 VI RlUJplENCE Civilians Killed by Explo sives and Hanging By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 7 troops were formally charged by Russia today with massacring 567 persons in 13 cities and count less hundreds elsewhere in an occu pation marked by unheard of pill general abomin able Foreign Commissar Molotov said in a detailed note handed yester day to all envoys accredited to Moscow that German authorities legalized marauding in their army and encouraged these pillages and The text of the note was made public today by Russian news The killing of civilians was said to have been accomplished by ex knifing or as well as These specific figures were pre sented on the number lulled in the following towns Kaments Od Lwow Poland 308 100 68 40 32 Thousands of civilians were forc ed into hazardous war labor in vio lation of international food and clothing were stripped from the defenseless and hundreds of homes were Molotov as all testifying to the utter moral degradation and corruption of Hitlers In three Tass the Sennans round up civilians and forced them into fields of potential Russian army fire to shield maneu vers of the The heaviest loss of civilian lives was listed at the Ukrainian capital which fell in late Septem where persons were said to have been killed and tortured to Molotov said refugees from Kiev described thus a mass execution of Jewish women and children at a Jewish cemetery Turn to Page 9 5 BELOW TEMPERATURE IS RECORDED 10 Below Zero Is Weather Bureau Says And you havent seen the worst of it was the weather mans comment in the face of a five de gree below zero temperature which was recorded last night in A reading of ten degrees below zero tonight is he Last nights five below reading is the lowest temperature here for two the mercury having tumbled to 14 degrees below early in The maximum tempera ture here yesterday was 21 The extremely cold weather last night was accompanied by light snow The current cold weather is in conveniencing in many one of which is traffic law Commissioner Louis Germond said today that he realizes that zero temperatures cause a large num ber of automobiles to be hard to He also realizes that some limes the trouble comes while the cars are parked in the business dis trict For this reason he asks that mo torists who arer unable to start their cars when they are parked in the business district notify the city police so that the motorist will not be issued an overtime parking ticket During the last few Commissioner Germond sev eral motorists have appeared at the station with parking tickets and stated that they had been un able to start their Better come to the station before the tick et is issued rather than the commissioner College Men MovevTheiF Beds Dormitory TemperatureHits Zero isnt necessary for Adrian Col lege men who reside inthe Met calf Hall dormitory to reaa the papers or listen to radio weather reports to know that along with the rest of the is ex periencing a cold The tem perature in the sleeping quarters of the third floor of the dormitory has hovered around the zero mark for the last three Under the new remodeling pro the college men sleep on the third floor of the dormitory and have study tables and desks on the second College officials rea lized last summer that more radi ators were needed to heat the An order was placed but the national defense pro gram has held up delivery anc consequently the third floor of the dormitory is mighty cold these All 40 of the resident men have moved bedding and blankets to the second floor of the building and are doing their sleeping British Admit They Have Been Forced Back Again 7 anese forces fighting their way down the Malayan Peninsula inch ed closer to Singapore today as the British acknowledged for the third successive day that their forces had been compelled to withdraw southward under the steady bat tering of the Heavy fighting was reported on the lower Perak front where a statement said the Japanese had aunched a violent attack this morning supported by mechanized units jand jer tratirig the Britten lines at one oint On the opposite side of the pen where the Japanese were admitted yesterday to have cap uUred only 190 miles from the British continued to withdraw southward according to the bulletin The announcement failed dis close the extent of the While acknowledging a new Japanese penetration on the lower Perak British headquarters indicated there had been no change in the situation in Selangor State to the where seaborne in vasion forces yesterday were re ported threatening Kuala 240 miles from Japanese aerial activity over Malaya was described as consid and Singapore itself had an alarm last evening but no bombs ivere AFTER p ILLNESS Practiced in Adrian and Coun ty for Almost 50 Years Oat a prominent physician and surgeon of Lenawee county and Adrian for nearly 50 died this morning in Harp er where he had seen a patient since December Death was the result of a long ill ness with He had been failing health the last few traveling to the Mayo Hospital a month On return ing home he did not improve and with Whitney went to Harper Hospital for special treatment He was 74 years Whitney was born October in the son of the late Milton and Al mira He attended Syl vania public schools and graduat ed from the Sylvania high school in He then attended Michi gan College of Medicine and Sur gery in Detroit and graduated from that college in Turn to 6 Two Campaigns Are Planned To Save Citys Waste Paper With Save Your Waste Paper high on the list of conservation musts in war time United States two campaigns are under way in Adrian to collect all kinds of dis carded The Salvation Army plans a weekly collection of newspapers and Adjt George Bella my announced At the same time Frederick president of the Simplex Paper who estimates that 72 of the discarded paper in Lenawee county goes up in smoke instead of defense is laying plans for a drive to conserve all usable wrappings and waste paper as well as newspapers and Paper collected in this move would be redeemed at the Simplex mills for shell contain ers for the Rock Island The Salvation Army campaign is a part of a nation wide defense ef and the money received from the sale of the papers will go to the People with an ac cumulation of discarded papers may call 1640J for collection tach Thursday by the Salvation Army The paper will be stored In a ware house until a large amount is Then it will be sold for defense Turn to Page 4 college says that heat is on the and before the end of the week he has promised the men that they will be able to move back to their former Dave sophomore who has a thermometer in his third floor said that Sunday night the temperature was close to 10 above Monday night and last night the reading was exactly But It Wont Make Any Differ ence to Most of Us It wont make any difference to the factory worker in the clerk in a Morenci store or the farmer in Adrian but the commodity distribution plan which includes automobile tires has been changed in Lenawee It wont make any difference to factory clerks and most of the rest of us because we cant buy new tires We might just as well save our breath and what rubber we have on our old tires under the existing Average Citizen just simply cant get new There isnt any use to try and thats Who Gets Tires But for the very few Lenawee county residents who are qualified to buy the January allotment of 46 tires arid tubes for passenger cars and 131 tires and 110 tubes for the system has been So the sale of new tires has been limited to physi visiting public officers whose services are essential to public saf companiesand certain motor freight Turn to Page 9 Reading Gets 4 to S Years 7 Judge Earl Pugsley of Hart to day sentenced former Mayor Rich ard Reading of Detroit to a prison term of four to five years on a charge of accepting thousands of dollars to protect gambling in Reading was convicted by a jury of charges brought after a grand jury investigation of Wayne county graft A jury has said I am guilty but I am not he I never in any way conspired to accept any money or to protect any Following other defend ants were John comanager of Heavyweight Champion Joe received a term of 2 to 5 Everett onetime rail road porter who reputedly became the Detroit racket 2 to 5 Former police officers to be sen tenced received 1 to five They were Arthur Ryckman and Frank former inspec and former John onetime head of the police department racket Elmer Buff alleged op erator of a race track wire serv was sentenced to 1 to 5 To five former police sergeants the court ordered penalties of six months to five They were George OHle Carl Marian Ratliffe and Charles Michael reputed head of a numbers received a term of six months to five Demand Lone Director Of War Industry By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bers of Congress renewed their demands today for oneman direc tor of the vast war industries pro Turn to Page 9 BOOTED BY FIRE 7 fire which apparently started in a basement furnace room caused an estimated damage of to Hotel Hillsdale yesterday afternoon and sent 40 guests fleeing from the Fire Chief Hal Cozzens said Oscar wife of the man reported a muffled explosion preceded the Firemen worked two hours in breezing temperatures before the blaze was brought under JAPANESE SUFFER Remnants of Defeated Army Flee Northward in China 7 remnants of a Japanese army of reported fleeing northward from a stunning defeat at were said to day to have suffered addi tional casualties while breaking through Chinese forces blocking their line of Chinese dispatches previously es timated that tiie Japanese had lost men in their abortive at tempt to take Hunan Province capital which twice be fore had beaten off the In addition to the heavy losses in dead and wounded inflicted up an the the Chinese de clared they had taken many pris how many they did not An official announcement said that Chinese troops seeking to block the retreat had taken up po sitions on the north bank of the Laotao River northeast sha and had met the Japanese with a withering fire when they at tempted to A Chinese spokesman said yes terday that some troops were trapped on the plains below the Whether any of this force still remained south of the river was not immediately Heavy which turned the area north of Changsha into a sea of were said to have contrib uted to the confusion of the flee ing ed Losses of Airdrome 7 con cern over repeated losses of air dromes by British empire Kuantan in Malaya was the latest indicated by questions on airdrome defense directed at the government today as Parliament prepared to reconvene after the Christmas Liberal and Labor members of the House of Commons served notice that they wanted positive answers to questions on what measures were being taken to prevent the recurrence of disasters in Greece and Closer cooperation among the the army and the navy is sug gested by Sir Thomas a Conservative who holds the rank of lieutenant Sir Thomas is asking Prime Min ister Churchill whether he intends to place all forces in the same area under a single Geoffrey Mander seeks informa tion as to whether a decision has been reached on the relative re sponsibility of the RAF and the army for defense of military air Turn to Page 6 FLAMES TRAP TOLEDO MEN 7 ARE BURNED 7 workmen were burned when they were trapped by flames of a leak ing gas line they were repairing at the Pure Oil at to The Injured taken to the Womens and Childrens are Harold serious chest and hand in juries face burns Harold Norman chest and hand burns Walter burns Richard Combs burns Paul burns and Orelean manager of the re said there was no but that the men were burned by leaking gas which suddenly ARMY FLOORS JACK DEMPSEY FOR 11 COUNT NEW 7 the help of a long count of the Army has floored Jack Dempsey in the former heavy weights attempt to enlist as a buck showed up yester day at a recruiting passed his physical examination and was all ready to shoulder a gun and meet Max Schmeling in But there was that 11 years over the age limit for en listmentsand the old Manassa Mauler must still his doughboy the Army unless and until Congress passes a law raising the age limit from 35 PHILIPPINE DEFENDERS UNMOVED Fortifications on Corregidor Island Bombed Again for Several Hours ENEMY PLANES ARE HIT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS War Department said today defend ers of the Philippines are with standing continuous bombing and machine gunning on their tight front northwest of The fortifications on Corregidor at the entrance of Manila and defenses on nearby Batan Peninsula were bombed again for several hours and the War Department said the extent of damage and casualties has not yet been At least 45 bombers rained explo sives on the Several hits on the invaders planes were On the entire with the American and Philippine defenders drawing their forces together in the peninsula west of the occupied cap ital there was heavy fighting and increasing pressure but the sol diers of General Douglas MacAr thur were making valiant resist A systematic Allied bombing campaign was believed imminent today to balk Japans attempt to make the Philippine port of Davao a major base for a naval thrust southward toward The Nether lands Davaos role in the enemys grand strategy was clarified by the amplified report on the suc cessful raid which Army bombers carried out against Jap anese naval units there on Mon Sink Destroyer The initial War Department statement credited the bombers with sinking one scor ing three direct hits on a battle and inflicting damage on oth A supplementary releas ed late indicated that the bombers had taken an even heavier and simultaneously it disclosed that important Japanese naval strength had been concen trated in Davao Turn to Page 9 City Officials Expect to Reach Quota by End of Week Money for the Red Cross War Relief Fund continued to roll in at the headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce building and by the end of the week campaign officials expect that Adrians quota of will be The countys quota is This morning the Adrian fund totaled including a con tribution of from the Bassett a small plant with 46 em ployees with Isaac Bassett and Carroll contributed that The Consumers Power NuWay Package Fuel WiilbeeMorse and American Chain Cable are other companies to report 100 per cent contributions from Stephens Lutheran Church today contributed that sum being collected last Clubs and all organizations are reporting sums voted to the cause as rapidly as they In the Onsted has raised its quota of and with Palmyra reporting and Macon they are the first communities in the county to make complete Individuals or groups wishing to contribute to the fund may send or take their checks to the head quarters in the Chamber of Com merce BROADCASTS REPORT WARSHIP IS SUNK 7 Nazi controlled radio station at Hilver The broadcast a report this morning that Japanese torpedo boats had attacked the United States battleships New Mex ico and and that one ot them was The Associated Press found no confirmation of the report and no such claim was heard from the Tokyo In Washington the Navy Department said it had no information and no comment The Hilversum broadcast said the attack occurred as the battle ships were en route to Late Bulletins 7 Van Wagoner announced today he would call the legislature into spe cial session January 19 to deal with this war NEW TAX E S President Wants Stepup In Rate Of War Spending To 5 Billions A Month Believe Germans May Use Zeppelins To Bomb 7 Responsible military officials said today it is definitely in the cards that Germany may use her Zeppelins in token raids on East coast cities of the United The these sources be still have the two dirigibles which bore the swastika at the wars transatlantic Graf and the great sister ship of the Hin denburg which was destroyed by fire at in Either dirigible could be fitted to carry up to ten bombers within easy striking distance of the At lantic coast and could hover off shore while the planes loosed de struction on the experts here Or the them could undertake a suicide mission and do their own bomb President in his mes sage to Congress ac knowledged that the enemy might try air attacks on great popula tion centers in an attempt at ter rorizing our people and undermin ing In the navy aircraft experts the tendency was to think of such a possibility in terms of surface aircraft but they recalled the wellauthenticated re port that Germany built a dirigible in the first World War for the ex press This ship was the the largest airship produced by the Reich in that It had a ca pacity of cubic much smaller than either the Graf Zep plin or the but could have made the transatlantic round trip with ease without Ger many was beaten before the raid could be made and the ship was The Graf by is a ship of cubic and the LZ130 has a capacity of The latter probably could better the Hindenburgs transAt lantic crossing time of 55 hours for it cruises at 70 miles an hour and has a top speed of More years of transatlantic dirigi ble operations have given the Ger mans a corps of experienced zep pelin Turn to Page 2 purpose of bombing New EXPECT TOKEN FOH BRITAIN Observers See Isle as Base 7 Roosevelts announcement that a new AEF would be sent here con vinced many observers today that this island kingdom would be turn ed into a huge base for invasion of the Due to pressure in the Far East and the immediate needs in that they said they expected that the initial United States force sent to the United kingdom would be a token unit composed of a small mechanized group and supporting It was pointed out that Britains home defense Navy and British Empire plus the Home needed no United States army to defend the British Isles against the invasion which almost everyone thinks Hitler may launch early in the The return of the Yanks after 25 years was generally regarded as foreshadowing a western offensive which most Britishers have long been convinced must be undertaken Already many of the Can adians and large contingents of British troops are being intensive ly trained in assault tactics of a type which have served the Com mandos so well in test raids on Norwegian coast Practically all points of the Brit ish empire are represented in air units on duty The assign ment of American airmen to rein force the British would give the Yanks a chance for com bat experience under the guidance of old ROAD CREWS BATTLE DRIFTS ON HIGHWAYS 7 State Highway Department re ported road crews were having a real battle in northern Michigan today to keep trunk line highways open while heavy Ice has halted the ferry service at the Straits of The department said the ice was unable to complete a crossing started at today and that the Chief Wawatam had been sent to her as Early resumption of schedules was The department announced M22 was blocked from Leland to North port and that M82 was closed in Oceana Single traffic was possible only over M213 in M46 M31 in in Muskegon county and Mewaygo county and Oceana Winds of near jale velocity were drifting the department The department said it was 30 degrees below zero in Baraga county while the highest tempera ture in the Upper Peninsula was 10 degrees below Lower Peninsula temperatures ranged from zero to 16 AUCTIONS Auction northeast ol Al See on Market IT TO SOAR MR PHILIPPINE ISLANDS President Warns Nation It Will Have to Do Without Many Conveniences 7 President Roosevelts budget sub mitted to Congress today seemed to support his statement the Uni ted States expected to rout the Japanese from the Philippine Is for it called for continuing the office of the United States high commissioner to the commonwealth for the 1943 fiscal starting next July The President recommended Con gress appropriate for the high commissioners The amount was more than was appropriated for the office this 7 ident Roosevelts war budget today called for expenditures which some officials said approached the mili tary outlay of all other warring powers put Taking only costs indispensable for waging heres how Amer icas proposed spending next fis Repeating Methods Developed leal year was compared in official in China Lloyd Lehrbas covered the Chi neseJapanese war from its begin ning in 1937 until he flew across Asia and Africa to be in at the start of the European war at War saw in In those two years he saw at firsthand the new or der methods Japan used to loot occupied By IXOVD LEHRBAS 7 Japanese are repeating in the Philippines the looting methods they developed in bags lit erally stuffed with stage From those carpet bags in every town and village the Japan ese swept through in China came an endless flow of paper money not worth the poor quality paper on which it was With those scraps of paper the Japanese created a bayonetpoint ed robbed the Chinese of millions of dollars and stripped the country of practically all movable property or By setting up special banks to print more bo gus money they sought to wreck the entire Chinese financial struc to Page 4 quarters with the best estimates available in other nations United States next Germany and occupied United Other British British Exult Yanks Coming By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The British exulted today over President Roosevelts promise that American forces would be sent to the British and newspapers dipped back into the files of 1917 for pictures and stories of troops arriving in On through the from Cu ba to there was acclaim By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 7 Be speaking the nations determination to pay whatever price we must topreserve our way of Pres ident Roosevelt called today for a war budget of for the next fiscal of new taxes on top of all exist ing and unprecedented bor rowing that would send the fed eral debt above This is a war he said in his annual budget message to Its magnitude and com position depend on events at the battle fronts of the Nothing short of a maximum will I cannot predict ultimate costs because I cannot predict the changing fortunes of I can say only that we are determined to pay whatever price we must to preserve our way of He added at a press conference that it was the biggest budget in the history of the Govern ment estimates indicated it was nearly double Germanys annual war It the President for a stepup in the rate of war spending from the cur rent a month to a Turn to Page 9 Text of Presidents Message appears on page from the united nations and their friends for the great program an nounced yesterday by the Presi From the Axis the first reaction came in a broadqast ac count of President Roosevelts mes sage by the official Italian which said the figures an nounced for cannon and merchant shipping for 1942 were sensational while the fig ures for 1934 were more sensa Turn to Page 4 Volunteers Signing To Donate Blood Volunteers who would like to be blood donors for the Red Cross and who have not already signed up may register at the Red Cross head quarters established for the war relief fund campaign in the Cham ber of Commerce The of fice will be open Friday night from 7 to 9 oclock for that purpose and if it is not possible to reach head quarters volunteers can communi cate with Paul Ahleman at any On February 6 Red Cross physi cians and nurses are coming from Detroit to receive the blood dona The donations received here will be processed into liquid plasma and sent directly to Army and Naval large group of Adrian College students already have volunteered as blood donors as as mem bers of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and members of Adrian Budget Highlights 7 Highlights from President Roose velts war budget message to Con gress In practical terms the budget meets the challenge of the Axis It is a budget of a nation at war in a world at We cannot outfight our enemies at the same we out produce our We must out produce them so that there can be no question of our ability to provide a crushing superiority of equipment in anv theater of the World I cannot predict ultimate costs because I cannot predict the chang ing fortunes of I can only say that we are determined to pay whatever price we must to preserve our way of Total war expenditures are now running at a rate of two billion dollars a month and may surpass five billion dollars a month dur ing the fiscal year As against probably budgetary war expendi tures of 24 billion dollars for the current fiscal our present ob jective calls for war expenditures of nearly 53 billion dollars for the fiscal year It is estimated that expenditures for the major federal assistance work youth be reduced by 600 million dollars from the previous to the current fiscal and again by 860 million dollars from the current to the next fiscal These program will require bil lion dollars during the fiscal year about onehalf of the expendi tures for these purposes during the fiscal year Turn to Page ;