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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not So Cold taiaw JANUARY 1942 ONLYSUGWF AS SIATE Weather Bureaus Forecast Is Slightly Warmer for Southern Michigan 10 BELOW ZERO HERE The mercury in the government thermometer here dipped to ten degrees below zero shortly before 8 oclock this morning for the low est temperature of a cold wave which has brought subzero weath er forfour But the Weather Bureau held out a little solace today if a predicted five degrees above zero minimum reading for tonight is of any Today a bright sun couldnt raise the mercury above the zero At 9 oclock the reading was eight below at 1 oclock it was one degree below Yesterday the highest tempera ture was five degrees At 11 oclock today the cat parked in Adrians business dl trict revealed that a large number either were frozen up in the garage or their owners had decided that the day was a good time to be at Parking spaces for once could be had at almost any By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Only slight relief from cold was in prospect today as Michigan experienced its fourth successive day of subzero temperatures amid mounting reports of The best word from the United States Weather which is limited by wartime censorship to forecasts for 24hour was that it would be slightly warmer in southern Michigan today and Temperatures in southern Mich igan meanwhile ranged downward to 15 degrees below zero at Jack In the Northern Peninsula Escanaba reported Sault Marie and Houghton Michigan residents shivered in such readings as ICala mazoo Battle Creek Grand Rapids and Owosso Lansing 9 Pontiac Flint and Alpena Ann Arbor and Bay City Todays four below in Detroii made this the coldest January 8 on record in the weather bureaus On January it Says Every Man Fit to Fight Faces Eventual Service 8 UP Every man fit to no matter what ob he now must face the ossibility of eventual service with he armed forces before the Axis is delivered a knockout This was Lieut Col Joseph Battley chief of the liai son division of theoffice of under secretary of gave draft occu jational advisers from 11 states a conference last The day is past when employ ers may compete with the Army for physically fit That da ended with the treacherous assaul on Pearl he It is the responsibility of employ aided by the government voca tional training to fill wai industry positions with women ahc men not acceptable to the Arm and Battley asserted adding this warning Eventually the only labor sup was one Two Grand Trunk carferries NEW THRUST AT GEffECifB Attacks on Americans and Fil ipinos on Batan Penin sula Slackens ply may be Replacements must first bi he Then should w reach the point where war produc tion levels off and where sufficien time has been had to effect replace then class 2B men defer red because of employment in wa industry will be It is no exaggeration when tell you that you are to forge everything you ever knew abou selective service and start anew Dont quote to me the language o a single memorandum issued prio to December They are ou Every single one of them i America i at Fl were still stuck in slush ice with in the breakwater at where It was two Some Muskegon schools were were doing busi ness in relief bf At Battle Creek the supply of anti freeze was exhausted1at filling station and and nearly all storage space for cars was Turn to Page 2 Increased Cost of Living Out lined to Board A bonus for each of the 118 employes of the public school sys including 103 was voted by the board of education at its January meeting last It is to be paid in equal install ments on January 30 and Febru ary The bonus was voted in response to a request from the Adrian Teachers Club which at a meeting earlier this week adopted a resolu tion asking the board to consider granting a cost of living bonus of for all A teachers committee consisting of Miss May Russel Nelson and Miss Ed na Kelly appeared before the It was pointed out to the board that since the teachers salaries were fixed for this year in con tracts made last spring there has been a general advance in Department of Labor figures show ing an increase in living costs of nine per cent between March 15 and November 15 were cited and it was pointed out that the price rise is Teachers Salaries Static The committee likewise asked the board to consider the point that the earnings of factory with practically no investment in have advanced around 30 per cent while teachers salaries have been Advances in liv ing it was would be apt to attract to more lucrative employment and such a turnover would be costly to the school The committees prepared state ment said Adrian teachers do not expect the schools to equal factory but we do ask that some thing be done to relieve the pres ent Times permit more generous financial support of the Property is worth Tax is Turn to Page 6 But Admit There Have Bee no New Offensives Lately 8 Widespread rumors that Finland ready to withdraw from the wa against Russia were denied by o ficial spokesmen last but was admitted that no offensive op erations had been instituted n Finnish censors passed this di patch less than 24 hours afte Stockholm news sources reporte the presence of the Swedish cap tal of several officials from He including the former Fin nish minister to Moscow wh helped make the 1940 peace wit with Sweden as inter Questioned as to an editorial i a Helsinki newspaper last Suiida suggesting thatFinlands goal secunty had spokesman said it was not pbssitt to make any official comment be ausii of military Withdrawal of German allies t winter defenses farther south wa cited In explanation of the implica tion that the Finnish army was now fighting strictly on the The Finns could hardly b expected to risk a largescale o fensive under the circumstance it was even though their u Smate strategic aims remained un The Finnish high command sa today that the Red army continue to batter at Finlands lines in sustained winter offensive but di clared it was making no headwa and in some places even had t yield ground to Finnish counter Morethan Russians wer killed in yesterdays th statement South of the Rive it the Finns hurie back a Russian attack and seize SS Lenawee Men Leave for Caster Fiftyfive men from the county left in two buses from the armory at 8 oclock this morning for Forl They were to be inducted into the army on their arrival at the The January call was originally for 90 men from Lena wee county but only 55 were avail able in class Another group oi E4 men will go to Detroit tonight for their preinduction physical ex aminationtomorrow by the army board of the gaining som The Russians left mor than 400 dead on this battlefiel the Finns Only Minor Damage Reporte in Minor Fires Members of the Adrian fire d partment were called for four fire yesterday afternoon and today a zero temperatures caused hous holders to build hotter fires in the heating None of the fire proved The ulterior of a small storag shed behind the Edith Ostrande residence at 1076 Naomi Avenu was damaged at oclockth morning in a fire started by a ove heated The rural truck an swered the Firemen use water from the trucks tanks to ea tinguish the fire with little dam age The rural truck also answered alarm at oclock this mornin from the Stanley Heebler farm Dover township where a fire ha started around the bucket brigade had put out the fir when the firemen A sma amount of damage The chiefs truck was called a 10 oclock this morning to the Flo ence Davis residence at 158 BU long Street where an oil stove the basement had 2 gallon tank of chemical w used to put it out No damage r A fire which started in the was paper basket in the office of tl CIO local on the second floor the building at Maumee and Mair Streets resulted alarm oclock yesterday afternoo The chiefs truck answered th alarm but the fire had been extin guished when the firemen arrivec The damage was slight AUCTIONS Furajture AucUon at Adrii Fred ou Market THEIR MORALE UNSHAKEN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ng and machine gunning of Amer and Filipino troops on the Batan Peninsula of Luzon Island has the War Department reported indicating Japanese plans for a large scale general at ack southward toward Japanese reenforcements are being brought up to the the communique General Douglas Far East personally direct ing the fighting men drawn to gether north and west of Manila reported that morale and de termination of the United States and Filipino troops was high and declared they will continue their resistance with skill and There was fighting of varying intensity on all sections of the Luzon the War Department but the lack of enemy bomb ng and aerial machine gunning recently indicated the Japanese probably were drawing up their strength for a vital The whereabouts and intentions of the United States Pacific fleet apparently were causing renewed concern today in Copy Axis Technique There was evidence of this the enemys recourse to the Axis guessing circulatior of vague reports designed to elicit valuable Both the Tokyo radio and a Ger mancontrolled station cooperated in broadcasting initial feelers Tokyo was heard reporting an en gagement between the Japanese King Carol Places Himself at Head Of Free Rumania MEXICO 8 Exiled King Carol of Rumania was ack in action today as the self rpclaimed leader of those of his lountrymen who refused to accept heir partnership with Ger In a statement issued late yes Carol announced he had laced himself at the head of a Tree Rumania ranged at the side f the antiAxis Carol asserted the Rumanian eople and his was roclaimed King of Rumania is father went into exile in Sep and who Carol said ad returned to Rumania from were prisoners of the Ger man Rumanian Chief of jtate Marshal Ion Antonescu he haracterized as a lackey of Hitler and a Carols statement made it clear that he did not consider himself o have He said he had nly delegated the royal authority o his son to avoid unnecessary The who Rumania In a bulletscarred train and made his vay by difficult stages to Bermuda and Cuba to is living in a small villa Mexico City Elena who accom panied him on the is with and American fleets in the west em The German story aired from a station in The Nether had the Japanese attacking two battleships en route to and sinking one of them The Navy Department here de clined comment on Tokyos sea bat tle last and dismissed the German report as something con taining not an iota of It was noted in passing here that the hardly bore out the Repeated Axis iiat thepacific fleet been knocked and fin one Japanese hac to pieces Pearl Harbor by the The fog of war has shroudet most of the naval operations in the but the concentration of a strong Japanese naval force at the southern tip of the Philip pines recently was interpreted here an indication that the enemy was preparing to launch majoi scale operations against the Eas The Japanese attempts to obtain information about the fleet some observers might be motivated by the necessity of get ting this campaign under way a soon as but only after the high command assured itself that no immediate naval threat was de veloping elsewhere in the vast Pa cific Navy Kept Busy far flung character of Jap anese land it was point ed makes heavy demands on the strength of the The mor units that are detached for mis sinns in the South China thi more the fighting power of the main fleet is This main fleet is believed operating some where between the southern ti of Japan and guarding lines of The stubborn defense of the Philippines has had the effect o tieing up the Japanese naval units supporting the just as i has tied up a large number o troops which Japan could well use in the drive on General Douglas MacArthur battleweary troops still held thei strong positions on the Batan Pen northwest spite fierce new of de enemy assaults which had heavy air sup port Japanese wer not reserving their bombs and ma chine gun bullets for strictly mill tary MacArthur report ed that the enemy warplanes hac wantonly razed a number of de fenseless towns which had no army installations or military Turn to Page AIRMEN URGED TO JOIN Alii FORCES 8 Thousands of young Americans who learned to fly in the Civilian Pilot Training program were call ed upon today to join the Army or Navy air Saying he acted at the request of the Army and Navy aviatio Gen Donald Ii administrator of Civi wrote to every grad uate of courses service you enter Is a EXPLOIWION SETUP Lehrbas Says Racketeers Bleed Conquered Peoples CAs a war correspondent for The Press during the first years of the ChineseJapanese Lloyd Lehrbas had a closeup of the Japanese exploitation tech He reports on it By LEHRBAS 8 Japanese army has an corps called the Special Service Section the basis of its record in past Japanese be expected to play a major role in exploitation of the What the SSS is doing in Manila yet to be but the known record of its widespread op erations in occupied Chum shows the The Special Service Section Is the armys handpicked and power ful unit for accumulating vast funds for operations for which no accounting is ever and for permitting highranking officers to nests in pro REDS HURL M IRiPS 1IJKIT Supplement Arms With Weapons Abandoned by Retreating Germans REPORT NEW ADVANCES 8 Red army was reported reliably tonight have poured powerful reserves of newlytrained troops into its westward drive south of Moscow which already has shoved the Ger mans halfway back to Smolensk from the high mark of the Nazi The new troops were said to have supplemented their own arms with weapons abandoned by the Ger mans In their forced The Russians still have un touched reserves of manpower which they are tapping as fast as they can be a reliable in formant The Red army now is on an offensive largely pow ered by troops trained in the six months since the war this training is at a rate that more than makes up for bat tle New Russian advances in frozen Karelia and in the Crimea also were along with the steady Moscow front push which recaptured deep in the German Meshchovsk lies 130 miles south west of Moscow and only 40 miles short of the VyazmaBryansk line on which the invaders were ex pected to attempt to dig in forthe Spearhead Base Representing a 40mile advance from it becomes the of a Russian spearhead at the southern tip of the Moscow region offensive in the north on the Upper Volga which is menacing Moz German stronghold 57 miles west of the Turn to Page 2 8 de ment Privy peaking as Prime Minister Churchills told the House if Commons frarikly today that Britain did not have sufficient re ources for complete preparation gainst he de at present have the most owerful fleet in ttie House members how when he summed up accounts after the first month tit war in the Jacifie even though they n little new information about the war si News of further steps to coordi late manpower and munitions of he united nations awaited the re urn of the Prime Minister from In a broad summation of the war Attlee told Commons The fact that the United States has entered the war on our side las determined the result of the but does not offset the ad rantages that accrue to Japan in he beginning He declared that even if Britain had increased her own production o the utmost she could not produce enough arms at present for the East to equal the strong mili ary force of Apparently in reply to criticism of the seeming inadequacy British military preparations in the The Japanese army itself tains the polite fiction of the Sam urai code of spotless incorruptibili relegating to the SSS a monop oly on plundering occupied terri Japanese frequently in direct its operations down to the smallest and Japan ese Ronin gangsters and Ko rean campfollowers do the dirty Turn to S Page 3 WITHDRAWAL British Pursue Enemy Agedabia from 8 forces are withdrawing from Agedabia under cover of a heavy sand the British Middle East command announced and British mo bile columns are in al though handicappedby the weather and by mine For days German and Italian troops had clung to positions at about 300 miles west of the LibyanEgyptian while the British imperial forces attempt ed to draw them into The chose further re treat British informants declared that the Axis holdout forces in the HalfyaSalum area closely were being British forces in Libya are hbw operating 600 miles from the Egyptian starting a military spokesman y The starting point of the 600 mile advance was not 15 AIRDROMES LOST Withdraw in forcesin Malaya have to a point about 60 miles north of Kuala an official spokes disclosed He said that so far the British have lost 15 air dromes in Malaya during the re Kuala Lumpur is 240 miles north of Dispatches from the British base reported a strong Jap anese frontal drive in the Hi said the airfields had not been lost because of parachute troop attacks but had been Answering criticisms of the seem ing inadequacy of British military precautions in the Far he said the fact that they were less strongly garrisoned and equippec was not due to lack of foresigh but to the fact that it was beyond British resources to be strong By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in attempts to outflank the British on the western Malayan th Japanese were reported today to bi pouring veteran troops and plane into a furious frontal drive for Ku ala capital of the Malay an state of Selangor and an im portant city 240 miles north o The British were said to be hold ing fast against the first impacts Japans fifth which has weathered a dozen campaigns ii was reported the spearhead of the new drive down the main northsouth road area between Ku ala Lumpur and 120 mile north of the Selangor Swarms of bombers and wefe brought into Turn to Page 6 Japanese fighters divebombers also Automobile Industry Now Useless Except as It Can Produce Arm LIPrUANN 8 Our ability to carry out the program which the President has outlined depends upon a beginning immediately and becoming contin ually more pro in the lives of a 11 Americans who are not al matter of your This re quest s merely that you act upon your given at the begin ning of the to ap ply for air training in the armed if and when Both the Army and Navy air forces have given notice that more applicants are needed ready armed in the The American way of as a moral and re ligious concep tion of man and his rights and can by sacri fice and make purer and more But American ways of living and the American standard of as they have evolved in the latter will have to be altered more deeply than we can as yet fully For this program cannot be su perimposed upon our ordinary bus iness and our ordinary I requires the conversion to wa purposes of the facilities of virtual ly all the durable and semidurabl goods It will require for millions o men and women a change of occu and often of their residenc and normal manner of whic will be as abrupt as that whicl happens to a young man when h The statistics which the Presi dent gave and the giganti sums of money which Congres will are merely th blueprints and the bookkeeping fo mighty change in our ways o We have to prepare our selves for it The President has called upon the country to make this effort in order to win the to repair our to insure our security and vindicate our Thes are reasons enough for making effort But they do hot tell th whole 1 to War Appropriations Are Given RightOfWay V BU Wiffing Senate The Japanese Have Pacifics Most Powerful Fleet AT HAPAY POINT Out of Is Re ported Raised in Entire County The drive for in Lenawee ounty for the Red Cross War Re ief Fund of had reach ed the half way point The Red Cross headquarters at the Chamber of Commerce build ng reported that in cash wd been turned in up to the pres ent time and city and cojinty workers reijKftecP Far Attlee said the fact that Britains Pacific positions were less strongly and equipped than might have been wished was not due to lack of he it was because it was beyond Britains resources to be strong View Optimistic But he drew a sharp picture of Britains utilization of her strength where it was concentratedand gave an broad view of the British he al ready have 600 miles fromthe starting point of their drive into Libya and are engaging General Erwin Rommels German forces in great tank On the Russian front the ini tiative definitely has passed to the Russians beyond the ability of the German high command to pass off its retreat as a planned maneu From the Malaya Attlee reported a British withdraw al to a point about 60 miles north of Kuala which is 240 miles from and said that altogether the defenders of Ma laya had been forced to give up 15 disclosed the House that General Sir Archibald as supreme commander allied forces in the Far will direct operations in a vast area includ ing The Netherlands East Indies and the ex cluding India and Indo It was explained that United Australia and The Nether ands Indies officers will be on Gen eral Wavells While Lord labor party declared in the House of ords that Air Chief Marshall Sir lobert recently replaced commander in the Far was a Attlee old Commons that commanders on lie ground must not be blamed for results in The Attlee accepted full lected reported at According to the official records he city of Adrian has contributed in the drive up to the pres ent time while the remainder of he county has This morning a check for was received from Tecumseh for hat citys The drive in Tecumseh has been under way on two days and the quota already las been Perry Tecumseh said thathe was confident the quota would be oversubscribed by a comfortable Included in the Tecum seh total was contributed by the union at the Tecumseh Pro ducts The Adrian contributions includ ed from the union at the Prentice Company and from the employees of the Oliver Instrument Company which rep resented a 100 per cent contribu county chairman of the said that six out of 17 localities in the county had made some complete and some His figures showed that the six localities had raised but not all of that amount had been reported officially at the Adrian Almost 5500 of the quota fixed for Clinton inOud ing Clinton has been rais Red Cross workers at Clinton reported It is expected that the entire quota will be rais ed before the end of the Some confusion originally existed in the amount of the Clinton quota but it now has been fixed definite ly at for the entire town Huge in Fires are Started Thailand City 8 The Royal Air Eorce attacked mili tary objectives Thai causing huge the British announced CA Domei dispatch from Bang broadcast by the Tokyo said the raid took place early to It reported several civilians were killed but said damage was Domei pointed out that this was the first raid on Bangkok since the outbreakof the war in the Pa Fliers returning from the raid were able to see for many miles the flames caused by their All of the whose num ber was not were stated to have returned Rangoon is only 375 miles airline from Labor Proposal Rejected by OPM 8 bors bid for a share in control of the automobile industrys war pro duction program was rejected by the OPM today because of managementdeadlock in the com mittee chosen to direct The twodayold committee of five management and five labor representatives and ah OPM offic ial which was to have set up the mechanics of converting the indus try to war production failed to agree on how much authority ii should exercise and was replaced by a new The new committee will have no authority to act by itself but will make recommendations to the It will consist of three man agement and three labor repre sentatives and an Edsel Cariton of the motor wheel and president of General were mentioned as man agement members of the Wilson declared labors rejectee proposal labor anc the government share equally ir managing the war effort woulc have amounted to de stroying the very foundation upon which Americas unparalleled rec ordof Industrial accomplishment has STEPS TO PREVENTANY WASTE to Start Saturday on Unprecedented Sum for Warplanes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS wili ng Congress gave the rightofway oday to war with he 1 item funds for the pro duction of the planes which President Roosevelt called for this Official Washington had not the slightest doubt that the Senate arid House almost unani approve all of the Presidents naval and easelend which total 56 billion dollars for the next fiscal But to guard against Sen ator Truman proposed that the Senate Defense Investi gating Committee be assigned the task of watchman over the gigantic armament He said he was confident that the operat ing with a full could prevent ferret out inef and guard against a repetition of mistakes previously made in getting the defense pro gram into high Looking toward the actual ap propriations which will start tha vastly enlarged program Chairman Cannon said his House Appropriations subcommit tee would start hearings Saturday on an unprecedented sum for com bat planes such as divebombers and pursuit The exact amount of the request has not yet been Cannon said that the witnesses would include LieutenantGenera deputy chief of the War Department staff for that1 the hearings would be unusually and that the testimony made public would be quite skeleton Once that bill is sent to the House for the committee will turn to budget estimates for the tanks and anti aircraft guns recommended by the President for this Working On Supply Bills Other subcommittees started work weeks ago on regular annual supply bills for the Treasury and jPost Office Departments and the score Or more of independent agen cies of the Ways and Means Committee members studied Pres ident Roosevelts budget with particular attention to his jroadlyphrased request for in new taxes to help finance the war and another in social security Obviously awed by the magnitude of the tax some law makers asked each other how exist revenue sources such as individ ual and corporation incomes could be made to bear much stiffer and what new levies would prove Yet they all agreed with Doughton that we will raise all the money we with of turning the tree up y its Turn Page 6 Japanese forces entered Thailand at the outbreak of the war in the occupying the capital and establishing bases at strategic points in the country Late Bulletins 8 President Roosevelt stepped into a Senate dispute today by sending administration leaders a letter op posing demands of the farm bloc that the secretary of agriculture have veto power over the firing of farm The letter was to be presented later today by either Democratic Leader Berkley Ky or Senator Brown floor manager for the 8 terior Secretary the petro leum today assured the nation there was no immedi ate prospect of gasoline rationing as a war He suggested at his confer that great savings in gasoline and automotive equipment could be accomplished through setting of a national ipeed limit at 40 miles an and he announced such a limit was bong established at once in all the na tional parks under his 8 fur ther withdrawal of British troops in western Malaya was announced today in a statement which said the new defense line was south of the Slim a tributary of the Ber nam River dividing the provinces of Perak and g Chinese air in one of its rare offensive was reported tonight to have joined in the battle of northern Hu nan battering fiercely at Japanese troops and A Chinese dispatch said a full squadron took in the causing extensive military RIFLETQ GET RIDES Captured While Riding in Truck on US12 FORT 8 Chief of Police Harold Hsun and a military police officer from Fort Custer left here today for Ann Arbor to seize Private Willis who State Police say used his Army rifle to demand rides from motorists on US12 last night State Police blockaded the high way between Ann Arbor and Yp silanti and captured Robertson while he was riding in a truck owned by the Transportation Robertson is being held in Ann Arbor for No charg es have been Meanwhile State Police are searching for the driver of a black coupe which Robertson stopped at Battle Creek and in which he is thought to have rid den to State military police at the and Battle Creek city po lice said had obtained this story from witnesses Private LeRoy of driving a ton and a half Army was stopped by Rob ertson on a highway just outside of Fort at Wager told police Robertson was wearing his steel helmet and brandishing his Army rifle and that he was acting The Negro soldier demanded that Wag er drive him to Battle Wager he told city po but drove directly to the po lice station and ran inside to ask for Police say Robertson ran away at the same time and hailed the black coupe under threat of his fle Police and Private Wager made chase in the heavy Army truck but were ;