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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY T3ELEGRAM Continued Mild JANUARY 1942 ATTACK 2 MORE SHIPS OFF COAST ARGENTINA IN ANTIAXIS ALIGNMENT Way Opened for Unanimous Stand by 21 American Re publics Against Axis CHILE GOES TOO By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE Jan agreement among five na Including reluctant Argentina and on the muchdebatec proposal for a concerted diplomatic break with the Axis opened the way today to a unanimous stand by the 21 American republics agains Italy and Participating with Argentina am Chile in working out a fourpoin compromise resolution were the United Brazil and Peru The action drew favorable com ment in conference circles ant little difficulty was anticipated in obtaining formal approval from the remaining 16 nations represented in the conference of foreign min isters of Pan American republics Colombia and Venezuela introduced last Friday the original resolution calling for a rupture of relations with the a measure against which Argentina and Chile The as rewritten from that did not stip ulate that the break must be im mediate and eliminated the original provision for a simultaneous cut ting of economic ties with the It stated in a carefullyworded section that the constituted powers of the governments signing it must be in indicating that the Argentine congress would have to pass on it for that The Argentina delegation accepted the compromise resolution without the Chilean Foreign Minister Juan Bautista who has insisted that Chiles special geographical situa tion affected her specific ally stated that the agreement would have to be put before the Chilean Convenes May 1 The next regular session of the Argentine congress begins May Acting President Ramon Cas tillo thus far has refused to call a special The meeting at which the five nations threshed out their problem was at the office of Foreign Min ister Oswaldo of Besides Aranha and those present were Undersecretary of State Sumner Argentine Foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz and Peruvian Foreign Minister Alfredo Solf The first two points of the four point declaration say that aggres BOOKS FROM ADRIAN FOR MEN IN SERVICE This picture almost could be used to advantage by ecruiting officers for the nations armed theres the girl and then the books shown Jiclude such popular reading matter as Berlin How Green Was My Windswept and many And they are all going to men in and as Adriansquota ui the Book The girl is Miss Betty assistant librarian at the Adrian Public Library where the books are being Miss Agues city said that she considers books as a quota for Adrian and expects that many more than that number will be collected before the campaign The county library branches also collection will gladly Jity Employees Plan Strike at 4 Tomorrow 22 labor the first in five was at hand again today for the city of vital producer of the tools of sion against one American republic hours distant fi by a nonAmerican state is an act verdict b a union of aggression against all of them and that all 21 nations will co operate for their mutual protec Turn to Page 2 Press Advantage in 40 Below Zero Weather By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 Exultant Russian soldiers shelled the rear guard of a retreating German army in the snows seven miles vest of recaptured Mozhaisk and hammered its flanking units today with a declaration that the road to full victory lies In 40below zero weather cold it coats exposed hair and eye lashes with frost the heavily clad troops of Lieut Gorovo pressed the of I their greatest victory on the cen tral Turn to Page 17 j RAILROADS GET PERMISSION TO RAISE THEIR PASSENGER FARES 22 The nations railroads held official authority today to raise passenger fares 10 per cent to meet increased wages and operating The Interstate Commerce Com acting upon urgent pleas of the granted the in crease which it is estimated would yield an extra on the basis of last years The fare will go up 10 days after the companies file new tariffs with the ICC and they probably will become effective between 1 and The railroads application for a jump in freight rates by the same percentage still is pending before the plovees whether or not to o out on its announced strike at 4 a move which might cripple the productive capacities of this great factory Faced with the city councils flat rejection of its wage increase de the City Employees Union AFL intended to meet tonight to frame its On the deci sion may rest the opportunity for thousands of defense workers to go to their Leaders of the which de mands a 15 per cent flat wage in claimed that a strike would pull out of the citys and a tieup of the citys transportation system was A second AFL the Amal gamated Association of Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of took a stand j that if picket lines were thrown so around transportation system prop plies The passenger fare increase ap erty they would be This union also has been seeking a wage Last August a strike crippled the transportation system for five since the rationing of tires and war orders halting auto mobile production many workers have put away their own cars and taken to the citys buses and street Mayor Edward how held out hope that there wouldbe no 1 wont he that a handful of people can make such a serious The who has gone on rec ord such a strike illegal and told unionists yesterday that if all employees should quit he would set up a de facto The one time you close down the city of he there is no organized No other city workers unions have threatened to how The city by an 8 to 1 turned down the wage de mand of the The union except the Itt cents a claimed that the raise was neces mile rate for service men on fur and the rates charged on extra fare Basic railroad fare for Pullman exclusive of Pullman now is 3 cents a The basic coach fare is two cents in the east and west and cents in the particularly for employees paid less than a in order to meet rising living The council decided that there would be no wage increases for the rest of the fiscal in effect freezing present pay scales until July Turn to Page 2 Carole Lombard Buried Yesterday 22 Vivacious Carole who loved life welcomed it in its every was buried with sim ple funeral services A prayer a short eulogy a poem organ music fewer than three score intimate friends in That was That was the way the actress willed All ex cept the Friends insisted that the the Gordon C Chapman of Westwood Hills Com munity Methodist read a short tribute they had prepared Clark Miss Lombards hus Sharing in the simple services was Miss Lombards Elizabeth Peters had been Caroles almost constant companion from the time she was born in Fort 32 years ago until they went to death to gether in a Transcontinental and Western Airliner crash near Las last Friday Otto Gables publicitj manager and close another victim of the will be buried late Bodies of four others of the 22 crash victims were sent to relatives from Las They were to De troit Captain Wayne pi to Kansas City Copilot Mor gan Gillette to Los Angeles for cremation and reshipment to Bur and hostess Alice Getz to 22 Official broadcast recorded by man bombers sank a mer chant ship and a 600ton collier off the northwest coast of Scotland and damaged a fairly large merchant ship off the southwest coast of Eng land the high command said Bomber aircraft scored several direct hits on targets of military importance on one of the islands off the the high com mand A British raid upon the coastal district of northwest Germany last night was Residen tial quarters were declared but the high command said there were no civilian casualties and no military damage was Five of the attacking planes were reported shot The British were declared to have lost a total of 36 planes in Eu ropean and Mediterranean fighting rom 11 to 20 while German osses in operation against Sreat Britain in that period were jsted at Now Must Protect Sea Lanes of Entire Hemisphere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 The navy rushed its Atlantic submarine hunt today with the added respon sibility of protecting sea lanes of entire Announcement of the intention of all American republics to break off relations with the Axis powers raised the possibility that the con siderable land and naval forces of South and Central America would joined together to guard vital hemisphere commerce against any New enemy submarine successes along the Atlantic coast demonstrated the urgent need of guarding ships until a mass convoy plan could be worked The navys disclosure that the freighter City of Atlanta had been sunk and the Latvian steamer Ciltvaira had been attacked and probably sunk brought to six the list of submarine victims this Four of the six ships were known to have gone to the and the total of dead or missing crewmen rose to Attacked off the Carolina coast the City of Atlanta sank so fast there was no time to launch life Later the same the torpedoed amidships was abandoned by her crew in a flooded and sinking For tysix seamen were missing in the two which were announced as soon as the 33 survivors had reached Silent on Details The navy was silent on details oi the Atlantic and likewise had no new announcements on progress of sea fighting in the Pacific the The army hailed a new hero of the Philippine A state ment told how Thomas former West Point football star and now a cav alry disregarded concen trated Japanese fire and set a bridge aflame with his own hands to defay enemy pursuit of his re treating troops at Rosario in the Lingayen Gulf area Trap nell was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for the exploit Turn to Page 2 TO THE COUNTRY To Set Up Field Service as New Division of War Pro duction Board TO ELIMINATE RED TAPE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 Washington awoke today to the realization that Donald Nelson is giving the war production job back to the whole Nelsons announcement that he intended to establish a field service as a seventh and new major divi sion of the War Production Board which he heads was regarded here as a step toward decentralizing the war Officials said such a send ing VVPB men into the industrial centers of the country where the jattle of the assembly lines is being would shortcut a great part of the delays caused by paper work and letterwriting and by the necessity of calling manufac turers to Washington to discuss production and conversion prob Nelson said he had not yet decid ed how much responsibility will here and how much out in the the high place accorded the proposed field service n his organization scheme was aken as clear indication that he intended to delegate to it a good share of the decisionmaking power heretofore reserved for Washing ton Turn to Page 2 22 Chairman Land of the Maritime Commission has told Congress thai construction of Allied shipping is low forging ahead of losses by sinkings at sea and that the Unit ed States has right now on NLRB Officials Will Count Bal lots After Polls Close A National Labor Relations Board election to determine a un on bargaining agency at the Bonn Brass Aluminum and Magnesium fabricators plants was under way oday and was proceeding in an orderly manner according to George NLRB field The election was in charge of Halverson and Jerome another representative of the The voting began at 6 oclock his morning and continued until The polls then closed until 1 oclock this The polls were reopened at 1 oclock and voting was to continue until oclock Between 900 and employees are eligible o The ballots will be counted by he two NLRB officials as soon as he polls Halverson and it was expected that the re ult would be within an Four choices are being submitted o employees on the They Tiay vote to be represented hy the the the In dependent Magnesium Alumi Workers Union or no union at If any one group receives more than half of the total num ier of votes cast the matter of a union bargaining agency will be ettled If no group receives a majority hen any one of the three unions More Seamen Added To Known Toll Of UBoats Prowling Off Atlantic Shore Land Says Has World Licked On Ships and Tankers the world standard licked cargo ships and Reporting on the progress of the program for a vast merchant ma rine a House Appropria tions subcommittee in testimony made public Land asserted The last time I looked at the the sinkings and the new production were just about bal anced for the first time during the and now new construction is letting That was on December He for a runoff elec runoff election the OIL PLANTS DESTROYED 22 Oil plants and oil wells at Balik in Dutch have been completely destroyed inlview of the clearly distinguished Japanese intention to attack Balik Papan with superior forces in order to get lold of the important oil t was authoritatively announced may petition In the no union choice will be left off he Halverson explain If no group still receives a majority in the runoff election it vill be possible to hold a second uch election with the low union Toup in the first runoff contest eing taken off the It us ually requires about two weeks to make arrangements for a runoff Petitions for such an election may be filed with the NLRB within ten days after to days HILLSDALE WOMAN IS KILLED 2 FROM ADRIAN ARE HURT IN CRASH 22 XP Ruth Benjamin of Hillsdale was killed and six other persons injured in an automobile collision on US112 six miles west of here last The car driven by Benja mins collided with one driven by Donald Ben nett of Witnesses said one car skidded on icy pavement into the path of the The all taken to Beyer Memorial Hospital were Ben jamin his son and the latters 16 Ben and two passengers in his John Boe and James both of PACKARD OFFICIAL HUBT 22 president of the Packard Motorcar Company was injured seriously shortly after midnight to day when the automobile he was driving struck a street barricade in suburban Gilman was taken to Joseph Mercy Hospital at Pontiac where it was determined that his right leg had been fractured and that he had serious injuries about the reported that United States mer chant marine tonnage was about and that a total of more tons was in pros pect for 1942 and On the other he said that Great Sritain started with about 000 lost about tons and at the same time had additions of about Axis Losses But Axis powers have lost about he anc all world shipping losses amount bout 27 per cent of the tons available at the out et of the After saying that United States and Great Britain had made re placements of about tons each Land asserted On the Axis pow ers are not having much As to exact figures I know noth ng about The Rear Admiral gave the com mittee an optimistic progress re ort on the merchant marine pro gram which 999 have been contracted for and 423 will be ordered be fore July Except for such bottlenecks as strikes and machinery and gener ating Land said that very good to excellent progress had been The only serious difficulty has been he Up to about two months we had some velvet but we lost the most of that due to We E still ahead of but not quite up to the expedited schedule which we were trianks to last August Private Homes May Be Dark ened to Provide Electricity for Defense Work By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 gress received from government power officials today a blunt warn ing that the nation faces a ration ing of this that may even dim private homes to conserve power for the defense That possibility was voiced by Leland chairman of the eral Power and acting power mana ger for the Tennessee Valley Au in testimony during House appropriations Committee hearings on the independent offices supply bill approved The rationing of electricity for night clubs and other civilian Olds told the is going to be nec and is going to done and a survey to determine the power supply of the various areas is being made to determine just what loads can be cut off without materially interfering with the normal of the Turn to Page 2 1 POWER Counter Attacking Troops Smash at Japanese 22 cane reinforcements swelled Brit sh air power for the battle of Ma laya today and counterattacking round troops heavily engaged Japanese divisions in the Bukit Payong area below the Muar Even before the arrival of the heavilygunned Hurricanes was of ficially a resurgence in aerial activity of the defenders was Five raiding Japanes planes were shot down and a sixth was dam aged over Singapore today and British fliers claimed a heavy toll of invasiontransport columns be hind the Turn to Page 2 Land also testified that Increased labor and material costs had caused an increase of in an original cost es timate of for 277 Training in gunnery is being given to new seamen and new of ficers at two training stations and will be extended to The new program will re quire a doubling of the present seamen and officers employed on deepsea During a general discussion of the shipbuilding Land said that as soon as the commis sion could find gears and it would be able to give construc tion preferences to standard types of cargo And we think we have the world licked right now on the standard type of cargo ship and he American Vessel Lat vian Ship Left in Flooded and Sinking Condition By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 more ships in American coastal City of At lanta and the Latvian 45 more seamen were added today to the known toll of enemy submarines prowling off the Atlantic The vessels were beset early Monday morning off the Carolina coast and the Navy made public the details last night when the 33 survivors reached The City of Atlanta was sunk the torpedoed was aban doned by her crew in a flooded and sinking After reporting recent attacks on Land said that every effort was four tankers off the Atlantic being made to expedite the pro1 three of which were the gram by scattering the as much as possible and by sub policy in which he said the Maritime Commission was a Long before Floyd OPM small business came into Land said that we got from high authority a couple of pals on the back because we did set this thing he we will get a kick in our stern sheets before we get ISAIMEBANEW Japanese on Luzon Now Esti Navy Department announced yes terday that those sinkings have been accompanied by attacks other vessels within the territorial limits of the United refer ring to the Atlantic Whether the City of Atlanta and the Ciltvaira completed the roster of these other vessels subjected to attack was not The two survivors are Robert and George second Twentyone survivors of the 700ton Latvian cargo ship Cilt also torpedoed without warn ing off the North Carolina were brought to Two of t116 crew of 32 were killed bv tte Nine other sur vors were taken aboard to anoth Cl at 22 The Japanese have renewed their Sounded Shot Fennell of City of Atlanta said the torpedo sounded life a pisto1 shotHe bolted upright in hls the sea through a heavy attacks on General DougsaDmir hole in the freighters las MacArthurs line on Batan6 for a stairway as the ship Peninsula in the to Port but halfway up War Department announced to1 ran to his bunk with Japanese forces on took his picture from island of Luzon estimated to total I bsneath a roughly Enemy reinforcements are be ing said a Department statement in Lingayen Gulf and Subic and the entire Japan ese 14th under General Hou with a number of other The next six hours and 45 min said the 22yearold oiler from his hospital was a hell of holding on to trying to keep praying a lot and swearing at the men aboard the big submarine that passed within 50 is now on j feet of Hostile air activity in Luzon dur Fennell suffered cuts and bruises ing the last 24 hours was the Department but 17 enemy bombers attacked the city of on the island of the same about half way between Luzon and last Military officials here said a Jap anese army contained eight to ten divisions of approximately men with attached and sup porting units not organized in divi This would make General Hou imas with one entire army and other troops on the island of total probably about This estimate did not include Japanese forces on other islands of the Philippine including a large invading force at Davao on the southern island of and an injured on duty when the torpe do said he was thrown into the A submarine he blinded him and about 20 holding to bits of wreck Some of the men couldnt hold out and soon sank beneath the who was cut by shat tered glass from the pilot said we yelled ourselves hoarse when the Texas Seatrain came near at and lowered a boat and threw over a lad der and life Survivors said the freighter sank so fast there was no time to launch life Leon Da mess boy on the said the ship was broken in the middle with a ghastly hole and the engine and stoker rooms below deck soon filled with Turn to Page 2 LITTLE STEEL HIT FORJAY RAISELate Bulletins i1 a Day More for Workers Asked NEW 22 CIO Steel Workers Organizing Committee announced yesterday it had asked a 51 a day wage in crease for about workers in the four little steel companies among other The figure was made public after a meeting of representatives of the SWOC and the Republic Steel Cor poration at the Hotel Da vid secretarytreasu rer of the said the same in crease would be asked of Bethle hem Steel the Youngs own Sheet Tube Steel McDonald indicated and Inland that little steel companies would not be ask ed to meet any increases not de manded later of the larger com including At the time SWOC was certified as bargaining agent for little steel the principal de mands were for a union shop and the The union at pres ent does not have agreements with the four smaller McDonald said the minimum vage for laborers in little steel at present was a day and an av erage hourly rate of 98 cents for steel The union excutive said the in creased cost of living was responsi ble for the higher wage 22 capital of New reported today that elev en including had been sighted off neighboring tom and immediately aft er this report communications with Rabaul It U presumed here that New Britain Island had been evacuated by military forces in anticipation of a prospective Japanese The last word from Rabaul came at 4 23 President Roosevelt has signed in to law legislation increasing exist ing authorizations for defense housing appropriations from to and for community facilities from to 22 supply bill for inde pendent agencies of the government in the next fiscal year carrying for the shipbuilding program of the maritime commis sion went to the House today from its appropriations The total was about less than President Roosevelts bud get recommendations and under comparable appro priations for this fiscal But the committee said that subsequent supplemental funds probably would offset that apparent ;