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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Much Colder Wmnm DMaiii two JANUARY 1942 PRICE 3 NELSON NAMED PRODUCTION CZAR SHERIFFA TOADDADEPUIYAND RAISE WES PAY Suggests a Special Force Bej Formed in Townships for Emergency Duty DRAFT BOARD ASKS HELP Because of long hours and in creased work brought on by the national defense program and re quests of cooperation from state and federal Sheriff Roscoe Scott today asked the Lenawee board of supervisors for another fulltime deputy sheriff and a ten per cent increase in pay for all The board took no action on the request this At the present time the sheriffs force has seven including Sheriff Fulltime deputies are receving a salary of S325 a month and parttime deputies re ceive a salary of S50 a Sheriff Scott said that because of the rush of work some deputies were working from noon until 5 oclock the next morning with only time off for We havent had much of a turn over in our department since 1 took Sheriff Scott but with our deputies paid what they are we might be losing They all are qualified and competent in their work and I dont believe it be advisable to break in new men right deserving of a I believe they are ten per cent in crease in pay and I am leaving that for your Further because two of our men are tied up with patrol duty I believe we need another fulltime man on the During his talk before the board Sheriff Scott read telegrams from state officials requesting the co operation of the sheriffs force in guard duty and specifiying work to Would Serve without Pay The sheriff also proposed tha the board of supervisors authorizi a county force of special deputy sheriffs to serve without pay in the event of Sheriff Scott proposed that each supervisor ap point a man to serve as a specia deputy in his The special deputy in turn would select three other men in his township that could be sworn in for duty if need The plan would give the county a force of 110 special deputies that could be organized if the sheriff John C Howell and Ralph members of the new Lenawee county draft appeared be fore the supervisors yesterday aft ernoon to ask aid for the next se lective senice registration on Feb ruary Men between the ages of 20 and 44 inclusive are to reg ister Howell Chinese Press Criticizes Allies 14 Chinese press declared today that signs of British and American re inforcements in the Far East were that the situation allowed of no and turned severe criticism upon the conduct of the war in the British authorities in Malaya have shown themselves wanting in both vision and was the blunt assertion of the Chinese army Sao Tank The term Pacific war appeared in publications 20 years ago and was the subject of constant dis cussion in yet Americans were caught offguard at Pearl and the Philippines are left to look after themselves with a small it Signs of AngloAmerican rea inforcements are absent while Brit ish and American authorities con tinue to indulge in sidetracking Both Knox United States Secretary of the Navy and Alexander Britains First Lord of the Admiralty urged the allies to strike Hitler If Japan is allowed to take Singapore and The Netherlands East Indies it will be easier said than done for America and Britain to start the counter While other papers strongly supj ported demands for the speedy dis patch of naval and air re nforcements to the Far Sao Tank Pao took the gloomy view that if Japan gained control of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies she would attain selfsufficiency and become free to use against America and Britain an economic weapon they once employed against OBSTACLES AS HIS BALK Argentina Is Reluctant to Commit Herself at Con ference DEFENSE LINE SPANS MALAYA ECUADOR HAS GRIEVANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE Twentyfour hours before its first official the PanAmerican conference of foreign ministers ap peared to have struck obstacles to1 reluctance to i commit herself to any military al liances or acts of prebelliger and Ecuadors determlna old be1 tion to settle her 100year boundary dispute with Peru fore entering into any general disj I In the behindthescenes diploj macy aimed at creating a united western hemisphere front against the Argentina was consid ered the chief Its policy was reaffirmed at Buenos Aires last night by President Ramon who said his governmen could not assent to any measure Df belligenency which might come Before the and earlier lad been laid down along the sam ines by foreign minister Guinazu Guinazu arrived here this morn GRIK too MILES WH BRITISH MALAYA South China Sea llTANDJOEING V BALA1 SUMATRA SEREMBAN AMALACCA said that the draft board wished the coming registra tion to be 100 per cent effective and his purpose in speaking to the supervisors was to organize the registration in the outlying villages and He suggested that the supervi sors take charge of the registration in their districts and gave them instructions for obtaining and sup plying voluntary Howell also suggested the use of town halls and school buildings for the Tew also spoke ex plaining the instruction meeting to be held for registration workers on February Those out side Adrian who wish this instruc tion also are to attend this meet It is to begin at Supplies also will be given out The supervisors decided yester day afternoon that the fees of the dog warden in the City of Adrian be paid him according to the state as the state auditors recom mended a few months Form erly the dog warden has received cents from each license but the law specifies only ten It will make a difference of about a year in his Lawrence Duncan was re named by the board to continue as the city dog ADRIAN HAS Thursday Is Deadline for Col lections in City Adrian1 total today in the Red Cross War Relief fund drive is The quota of for lhe city has been over subscribed and the money still is coming Todays report included S75 from the Kappa Kappa Epsi lon The cash on hand at the head quarters from the communities outside of the city remained today at Although it is known that more has been raised it has not been turned Roy Adrian chairman ol the drive has set Thursday as the deadline for the city contribu tions and is urging all groups to get their money to headquarters by Rost chairman of the drive in the county outside ot has extended the time l January Ta Kung Pao urged Russia to strike before Japan is ready to at tack If Japan takes Vladivostok she may easily threaten and make the entire Pacific a veritable Japanese said this chief gov ernment From a most authoritative source it was learned that Tobar Donoso foreign minister of hac declared he would not take par in the conference sessions unless a basis of settlement was reachec in the boundary dispute with Peru under which his country would be assured no further anc which would outline a final agree ment A Third Problem Two Japanese Lighters Known to Be Destroyed 14 army said today three American fighting with The Nether lands Indies attacked a Japanese naval force near Tara the vital oil island off north east Borneo that has fallen to the Full results of the attack are not a war bulletin but two Japanese lighters were The American planes returned to their undisclosed base Army advices indicated that the Japanese were establishing bases on the large island of southeast of and the is land of the Sulu archi These bases would serve to sup port the drive on Malaya and The Netherlands East In the Philippine where General Douglas MacArthur is fighting to hold out as long as pos sible to keep the Japanese from diverting larger forces to the other two attacks were thrown against the American and Filipino soldiers but both were With supporting artillery and airj Adrian are to ballot the enemys operations were The same source said a third problem had been created by the apparently unswerving determina tion of the Central American and Caribbean nations to force the con ference to act on a proposal call ing for all the American nations to join in the war against the Axis Arturo foreign min ister of the was said to be slated to introduce sucli a with the support of the nine countries which have declared war and possibly of still In turning down a by opposition leaders for a spe cial session of which they asked because Ruiz Guinazu had said he could make no commit ments without congressional ap Ruiz Guinazu is expected to ar rive here some time today by plane from where he spent the night The foreign ministers of Chile and Uruguay are the only other representatives still Pending Ruiz Guinazus the Argentine attitude was the sub ject of numerous conferences re volving around Sumner Under Secretary of State and head of the Washington Turn to 9 PLANT ELECTION SET FOR JANUARY 22 Employees of the Bohn Alumi num Brass Corporation and Mag nesium Fabricators plants in in the nature of testing the army Japanese losses were January on their choice of a un ion to represent them in collec reported heavy and AmericanFill tive The election is to pino casualties comparatively The World Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wavell sets up head quarters in Dutch East launches swift counterblows against Japanese invaders Dutch troops swing into action on Sarawak frontier Dutch warplanes blast Japaneseoc cupied Tarakan British jungle fighters with draw toward new 80mile wide front 90 miles north of Singa pore engineers blow up tun roads to slow Japanese advance 55 wounded in Singapore air American bombers attack Japanese warships off Dutch sink at least two light ers MacArthurs Philip pine defenders beat off two new Japanese inflict ing heavy Russians are reported to have captured Staraya 130 miles below Leningrad 150 miles southwest of Moscow and near Mozhaisk drive to within 12 miles of Donets Ba sin industrial Red army cavalrymen strike at German positions in Tokyo declares a air craft carrier of the Lexington class is hit by two torpedoes of a Japanese sub marine west of Hawaii Al leges hospital ship is sunk by be held under auspices of the Na tional Labor Relations the date having been agreed upon by the management and the repre sentatives of three The employees will decide whether they wish to be repre sented by the Independent Magnes ium Aluminum the UAWAFL or the UAWCIO un The setting of the election date is the outgrowth of a series of conferences held by union rep resentatives and the company man agement with George Halverson of the NLRB office in Detroit since the UAWAFL walkout at the plants last By agreement of all the parties employees who were on the pay roll December 20 are to be eligible to Stories of German Unrest Labeled By Knox as Spurious 14 Secretary of the Navy Knox today said he believed stories of internal unrest in Germany were spurious and deliberately spread to take the edge off Americas war Almost every one of the stories about the terrible situation in Ger many originates in territory con trolled by Knox told a press this alone should raise Singapore reports indicated that the new British defense line 150 miles north of Singapore lies in the region indicated by the sawtooth Shaded area indicates Japanese British said they expected to check the Japanese near Wavell Stationed In Indies As Dutch Resist Invaders Japanese Broaden Attack HandtoHand Fighting Is Reported Bombed Invasion Bases 14 The hard fighting little army of the Netherlands Indies hurled itself upon the Japanese today on the Sarawak frontier in Borneo and in handtohand fighting near Lake Tondano on the northeastern tip of the Celebes while bombers of the Allied air forces struck at the Japanese invasion It was at the same that Sir Archibald Allied generalissimo in the south west and George army air corps AIRCRAFT CARRIER JAPANESE CLAIM Torpedoing Took Place West of Tokyo Says broad cast recorded by imperial headquarters declared to day that a Japanese submarine had scored two torpedo hits on a Uni ted States aircraft carrier of the Lexington type in waters west of The Lexington and her sister the both of tons were built in 1925 and normally carry a crew of officers and The two ships were originally authorized in 1916 for construction as battle cruisers of but the plans were They have a normal carrying ca pacity of 81 aircraft and a maxi mum capacity of Total cost of the including was more than chief and second in command had arrived in the Netherlands Indies with their Newspapers printed pictures of their arrival at a Netherlands airfield but did not indicate where Wavells headquart ers would A Netherlands war bulletin indi cated a broadened scope of the Japanese reporting that Japanese bombers had struck at the big oil port of Balik Papan on the east coast of Dutch Borneo some 300 miles south of the Jap anesecaptured island of Attack Enemy Vessels NEI the Dutch hit back with attacks on Japanese ves sels in the harbor at Tarakan an on a base in the southern Philip pines from which the Japanese were springing their invasion The bulletin said a direct hit was scored on one ship at The attack on the southern Phil the war report was carried out by a flying boat of the NEI navy which returned safely after dropping bombs on a barracks and run On the fighting was along the SarawakDutch Borneo jungle frontier and in the Minihassa re gion of the northeastern arm oi The bulletin said no details about the fight for Minahassa were avail able but other re ports said the Dutch were battling hand to hand with the invaders near Lake inland from the port of Menado the Japanese gained a Eighteen Japanese were killed in fighting on the Sarawak border with the loss of only one Dutch the bulletin The border apparently is TROOPS LEAVE A WIDE PATH OF Japanese Press Hard as De fenders FaH Back Malaya in FRONT BEING SHORTENED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 14 British troops slowly withdrawing toward the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula left widespread destruc tion today in the path of Japanese forces pressing hard upon their Continuation of the British re treat was acknowledged last night in a bulletin which told of exten sive demolition of facilities which might have been employed by the Japanese in their The bulletin failed to disclose the extent of the withdrawal from the positions which the British took up only two days ago north of Serem ban in Negri Sembilan about 150 miles from But as the battle lines approach ed Singapore the front which the British are called upon to defend was being gradually At Seremban the peninsula is approximately 120 miles but 60 miles to the south it narrows to 80 It is conceivable that the Brit ish might be planning to make a on this with the west ern end of their line anchored on the mouth of the Muar about 90 miles north of The ministry of information an that Japanese aid raiders which blasted at Singa pore yesterday had caused about 55 but damage was de scribed as Biggest Casualties Yet The which produced the biggest casualty list so far an was carried out by 50 heavy bombers escorted by 20 nav of the raiders was shot three Production Chief President Roosevelt disclosed that control of the vast war pro duction program would be centered in Donald Nelson above as chairman of the new war produc ion In his job as production Nelson will be empowered to tell American industry what to do and to expect its ready 3is only superior officer is the Last Zone of Positional War fare Eliminated 14 mili tary writer in Izvestia said today that Russian capture of Gorokhovo near Mozhaisk had eliminated the last zone of positional warfare on he Moscow front and the whole Moscow front is now in Gorokhovo was taken in the al the ministry One course of more than a month of a ULLCC UUCJiaiVC 111 WHICH Hie others probably were destroyed and army attacked along a line between slowly developing battlefront the be tween defense forces of Dutch Borneo and the Japanese who have overrun the land of the white Sir Charles Vyner The Japanese repeatedly have The Dutch reported that two reported the sinking or damaging of aircraft carriers but the claims have been put down by Washington officials as fishing ex peditions for A bulletin issued by imperial headquarters said the submarine commander was not able to state whether the aircraft carrier had because he had to dive his craft immediately to evade a coun terattack by the announcement he expressed belief the vessel lad sunk because two formidable explosions were heard immediately atfer the torpedoes were BRITISH ACKNOWLEDGE INCREASING ACTIVITY AXIS A I R IN DESERT 14 British acknowledged today in creasing Axis aerial activity on the battlefront but reported that their advance forces were in creasing pressure on the main body of General Rommels forces south of El Further satisfactory progress vas made and increasing pressure vas brought to bear upon the ene my a bulletin de On the LibyanEgyptian frontier some 300 miles east of this battle British land and air orces were reported subjecting the Axis garrison isolated at Halfaya to an intensive Capture of key to the Ax is poistions at whichwas announced cost the im perial forces participating only Assuming that they are slightly more than 100 it it is intended to take1 the bulletin the fine edge off the sense of ur gency and immediacy and single ness of purpose with which this country is pushing its war effort Yesterdays bulletin said that more than 350 most ofj them had been taken at soldiers were killed and one was wounded in a Japanese air attack reported yesterday on east of and said another soldier was killed and three were wounded in a Japanese raid on Tandjoeng Oeban in the Rhio Archipelago near Turn Page 9 Moves May Be Made Before Churchill Returns 14 re shuffle of the British cabinet as a result of criticisms over war man agement and changes in ministerial assignments were described as im minent today in parliamentary cir It was stated that announce ments might even precede the re turn to London of Prime Minister Churchill from his conferences in Washington with President Roose Some changes informants would likely said involve the ap pointment of a new minister of supply not because of dissatisfac tion with Lord who now holds the but because he is expected to be kept in Washing ton to help coordinate allied supply Prominently mentioned as likely to succeed Lord Beaverbrook at least in temporary capacity while lie is abroad was one of his right iiand John Former parliamentary secretary to the ministry of supply and aircraft Turn to Page 9 I several more were announcement the Gorokhovo and Kiibinka which ex Singapore had another alert this but apparently no bombs were Advices from the front indicated the Japanese were making their main push down the middle of the along the railway from Seremfian to and in the coastal area to the There was no official mention of activity on the east where the Japanese last were reported at 160 miles from the Jo hore Lack of highway fa cilities in the sector makes the mil itary operations there difficult RAF Steps up Attack While the British ground forces battled to stem the Japanese ov erland the RAF was report ed to be stepping up its offensive against air bases from which the invaders have been blasting at Singapore and other Last nights bulletin reported de structive RAF raids on many ob including Singora in southern where several tons of high explosives and incen diaries were said to have been The bulletin also announced that British planes had attacked Port Swettenham on the Malayan west about 200 miles north of thus disclosing for the first time that the city had been abandoned to the JAPANESE SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES BEFORE CHANGSHA 14 IP Twentythree thousand Japanese corpses have been counted on the battlefields of North Hunan pro vince since the abortive campaign against Changsha a Chinese high command statement said to A Chinese spokesman yesterday estimated the total Japanese cas ualties in the Changsha campaign at to Todays statement added that 000 Japanese troops were attacking Chinese positions west of in Kwangtung No de tails were given on the progress of the THREE CHILDREN ARE BURNED TO DEATH 14 Ma bel and her three small children lost their lives this morn ng when fire destroyed their frame home in Dearborn who discovered the jlaze at 4 were unable to reach them because of dense clouds of Two road patrol crews of deputy sheriffs also attempted to areak into the house but were driven The body of the mother and her wo younger and William found near the kitchen indi cating that Tardiff had at tempted to carry them to officers Another Clar apparently died in counter offensive in which the Red POINTED TO PEAKS Creation of OneMan Produc tion Control Long Had Been Urged NELSON STATES HIS GOAL BULLETIN 14 ff new war produc tion Donald told the navy and OPM today that he was ready to shake up the entire defense setup if necessary to lick Hit ler and the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 14 Pres ident Roosevelt pointed the na tions industry toward the brilliant pitiless peaks of World War I efficiency by making Donald Nelson the allpowerful production czar of the herculean arms It will be Nelsons job to dupli if not the masterly economic generalship which wrung tribute from Field Von Hindenburg after the last and the grudging acknowledge ment They understood The creation of oneman produc tion step long urged on Roosevelt by his friends and critics alike momentarily dis tracted the capitals attention from the Pacific war It promised initiative in the produc tion field where lies the Allied hope for ultimate The situation in the Far East continued for the most There was a quiet elation over the way General MacArthur smashed the heavy Japanese at tack in the Philippines but this was tempered by realiza tion that the enemy had over whelming forces available for new avcujauic lui tended across the MoscowMoz whereas the defenders haisk said CoL the however small were irre The Germans maintained a stable line until the fall of Tempo Slackening now that the German wing has col he the Red army is pressing the Germans on the cen tral Mozhaisk 57 miles west of At the same time the Germans Mozhaisk salient was menaced more than ever by the capture of about 100 miles southwest of The battle for this rail junction in the heart of the MozhaiskSmo lenskBryansk triangle left the streets littered with German the Russians British radio quoted a Vichy dispatch saying Staraya near Lake Ilmen 130 miles south of Len had been restored to Rus sian control by a withdrawal of Germans under pincer Russian dispatches to London said Red army troops were within 12 miles of the Russian Pittsburgh in the Donets Basin 400 miles south of and the German radio acknowledged heavy Russian attacks east of in a sector above Russian cavalry units were re ported in action in the Crimea and a Vichy account said Red army parachute troops were dropping in the rear of the Cavalry men were said to be attacking German lines at near the middle of the Black Sea penin sula 25 miles northeast of Simfer Advices from the Malayan and Netherlands Indies fronts indicat ed that the tempo of the Japanese advances might be slackening but the capital could not ignore the fact that the enemy still was making and that temporary superiority in ma terial was this progress It was with high there that Washington received President Roosevelts surprise an nouncement last investing former mail order execu with supreme authority for war material Only a few hours earlier Nelson had made plain that his goal was to substitute too too soon for the old too too late cry that has dogged Allied Were going to build so many planes and he speak ing in his old role as OPMs prior ity that when this is all over those of us who had anything to do with it are going to be crit icized because we built too Now the big bespectacled man will have everything to do with Turn to Page 2 and driving northeastward to ward the Perekof Isthmus from the Kerch In the same bulletin which told of the seizure of Kirov the Russian information bureau reported the occupation of several inhabited lo including near where a German garri son estimated at men clings to snowcovered positions 57 miles west of Late Bulletins 14 state defense council today in structed Michigans 83 county and 1106 local defense councils to train between and persons already enrolled in civilian pro tective 14 An official announcement said further antiaircraft rein have arrived in Burma and more are on the Ground ui nuu mure are on me urouna German military quarters said i personnel for aircraft also have last night Russian troops broke to Mozhaisk lines but were dislodged later in a counterattack which cost the Russians 300 Kirov is 150 miles southwest of It is about 100 miles southwest of 100 miles southeast of Smolensk and 80 miles nort of the lower anchor of a prospective German winter line already penetrated by the re capture last week end of Lyudin Turn to Page 9 14 Joe Louis was inducted into the array today as Private Louis Barrow in a fourhour ceremony beginning with lunch and ending with a lecture on military courtesy and A group of some 400 to 500 other selectees went through the induction with How ard commander of Camp said Joe would spend tils 13week basic training period at the AUCTIONS Auction sale January Linehan See advertisement n Market Furniture auction at Fred auctioneer See nn A Tough Hearted Driver Is Taking Charge of War Industry 14 time which puts all Americans to toughhearted Donthe test and requires them to show aid is taking charge of that they can live and work the American war industry under a hard way instead of the easy pledge to sweat the country into j They have always met that test flTIfllTt I allout arms He wants the story henceforth to be too too soon instead of the too Just ahead of us are the hard est years we have been through since Valley says the man President Roosevelt has chosen to boss the whole production pro Every so often there comes a j thus jit We ourselves will meet This defense program isnt any WPA in We are not playing for Its a life and death strug We are going to need the la bor of every available worker and every machine that can be used in the Turn to Page 2 ;