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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - January 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Snow Flurries DMalll JANUARY 1942 Another Set on Fire Bombs Straddle Cruiser Foes Fighters OutGunned AXIS ENCIRCLEMENT APPEARS STOPPED ALL RETURN TO BASES 28 formation of eight heavy Ameri can Army bombers sank a large Japanese transport at Balikpapan and scored a direct hit on a cruis er there during the battle of Ma cassar 1 Balikpapan Is a port on the east coast of Borneo in the Netherlands The transport was sunk in the river but the cruiser was outside the In the the depart ments statement the enemy landed a small number of troops in the Subic Bay but enemy air activity was limited to recon naissance flights and there was virtually no ground activity on the Batan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American fourmotor bombers sank another big Japanese transport yesterday in the Strait of Macas set a second transport splashed bombs around a and outgunned Japanese fighter planes which tried to break upi Mediterranean Sea The broken section of the arrow indicates possible Axis route in Libya to complete encirclement of Bengasi British but the British reported that the GermanItalian which started at El Agheila 2 may have been halted by a major battle northeast of CENTOS THREATENED uidiiea wjiiui LIICU iu up ri j T i tt L r j their the United NationsjReds Take Number of Addl command disclosed Thus the toll of the sixdayold I battle for the key sea lane bei tween Borneo and Celebes was boosted to at least 19 troop and supply ladsn ships sunk or badly and 11 war ships sent to the bottom or badly The fighting power of the big American planes was stressed in tional Villages and Towns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army troops were reported at the ap proaches of important centers of German resistance northwest of Moscow today and progressing in southern drives of their divide andconquer campaign against Hit lers the United Nations headquarters The Russian information bureau statement which said Japanese jsaid a number of additional villages fighter aircraft which attempted and towns were reoccupied yester including on a sector of to intercept our bombers roughly Two were shot the state ment and one was dam All the American planes returned to their base Whether the Japanese cruiser was to what not The statement said only that the cruiser was closely straddled with several sticks of Japanese bombers made a heavy raid today on on the west coast of setting fire 1o two ships and damaging a it was Some casualties were announced as a result of a new attack in the region of on Amboina Island between Celebes and New Turn to Page 9 34 Two Tons of Old Car License Tags Go to Metal Pot Two tons of old license plates from Lenawee county automobiles are well on their way today to ward converted into war Budd county li cense plate said that the old plates were picked up yes miners perished now holds by virture of an execu terday by two prisoners alin a Sas explosion in the Victor guard from the state reformatory I American Fuel Company coal i EVEKYTHING NATION AT THE STORE Senate Passes Price Control Bill President Expected to Sign It NAMES HENDERSON CZAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS thing that Americans buy at the stores became liable to rationing and legal price fixing was only one short step The War Production Board delegated to acting Price Adminis trator Leon Henderson full power to ration retail only Senate a short time before the completed congressional action Only Four Men Escape from Shaft Alive jthat Henderson would be retained MOUNT 28 in the price administration post he yesterday on a muchamended price control bill and sent it on to President Democratic leaders said they ex pected the Chief Executive to sign the although some of its farm price sections were known to be distasteful to He had asked for the legislation more than six months as a check against in Living costs have risen more than 11 per cent since Sep government econom ists and parallel price rises have added several billion dollars to the cost of the nations arma ment The capital generally conceded Two More Vessels Attacked By Marauding Submarines Off The Eastern Seaboard Says Japs Are Most Curious About Whereabouts of Fleet 28 Knox today told Americans won dering what our Pacific fleet is doing to remember the Japanese are more curious than you Secretarvj Devoted attempt to be ready for jj Knox said a Navy Department much of his prepared address to the Chicago Association of Com merce on the naval war program to the misunderstood business of security and the public informa tion policy Japanese uncertainty over what our fleet is or where it is he is one such as has caused everyone of you to ask KILLED AT the Kalinin front above the a communications center 130 miles northwest of was bypassed by Russian spear heads in the drive reported to have established Russian control of a zone only 80 miles from the Lat vian Russian forces are now said to be moving upon the at Ionia and were taken to a De troit smelting The metal is not to be stored but will be us ed immediately in one of the many places in which scrap metal is needed these Goodwin The pickup is a part of a schedule calling for regular collec tions of the plates from the various distributors offices in the late last Only four men es caped Black deadly carbon mon oxide filled the shaft after the blast and impeded tie work of res cue unable to reach the vic tims for nearly six Nearly every family in this small mining community 200 miles northwest of Denver had relatives employed in the Mine Superintendent Henry i Johnson said the 34 men we ere 1 tive The added rationing given him with Roosevelts virtually guaranteed that the name of Hen derson in the next few weeks would become a byword in the corner stores and offices of Further Rationing Inevitable Further the WPB seems Signature of the price fixing measure will not necessarily mean an immediate flood of pricefix ing said one of Hendersons Leave Post Though Desper ately Wounded 28 jp George 26yearold Ma What is Hitler going to do next He said it had manifest strategic value because not knowing what your adversary is going to do you have to disperse your forces and study of what Axis short wave sta tions call news indicated the Japanese are jittery because they cant determine just where the American fleet is and what its objects may He related rine Corps officer who was killed I seven of our no But by the 15th a spirit of pru dence had crept over them and they magnanimously changed the figure to thus restoring three to the where others may follow in due On the curiously their compilation omitted any men tion of a seaplane carrier whose demise had been solemnly chron icled the week He said he often was asked why he wished to keep something secret when he knew people already knew of it and have been talking about trapped about feet inside wno declared that sit tunnel of the which slopes will be met as they arise at an angle of about ten degrees into Mount The four who escaped were Hopes to Recover Tons Of Hoarded Sugar 2S gov ernment expects to recover Ions of hoarded sugar stocks in the United chief of the sugar section of the food sup ply branch of the said in a speech before the National Canners Association But he did not explain where the supplies were cached or how they would be re Administrator Roy Hendrick son of the Agriculture Depart ments marketing administration told the canners that they must in crease the output of most canned foods to a record level this He stated also that there would be some changes in the publics market basket because it would be necessary to produce more essen tial Hendrickson called for a tre mendous increase in certain can ned foods to meet war and post war The newly recaptured town of cn lne Iour escaped were K also may be in the area behind Bntlsh 50 Miles from working near the They i may advanced Russian Perhaps it is 50 miles west of Along road marked by abandoned equipment and grotesquelyfrozen figures of the Russian troops artfully camouflaged for operations in the snow pursued tactics of blockade and encirclement The army newspaper Red Star Singapore Wavering By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS by two crack the Japanese invaders of Malaya hurled fresh assaults today at a wavering Brit ish defense line which in some places was less than 50 miles from outlined tersely the system used west of Kalinin Soviet troops are blockading the enemy with small forces and have cut his The bulk of the Red Army troops are pur suing the retreating split ing them into isolated groups and annihilating Heavy blows also are being dealt Jie Germans on the southwestern the newspaper The British radio reported that he Russians had blown up a hotel n which 150 officers were billeted at the menaced city of a Ger man base 200 miles below The information without disclosing said two German enerals had been killed by guer rillas in the MOTHER UBOAT SHIP BELIEVED OPERATING OFF NORTH AMERICAN COAST AN EASTERN CANADIAN Port 28 that a German submarine mother ship had releas ed a pack of Uboats off the North American coast was expressed to day by survivors of a Norwegian tanker and a Greek sunk in the western Atlantic with a pos sible loss of 51 The chief officer of the freighter said the undersea boat which at tacked his ship was not a longrange It must be operat he from a mother ship in the western Two hours after the attack the submarine came to the surface and approached the The chief officer of tbe freighter said its commander asked the name of the ship he had then asked in precise English whether the sur vivors needed He tossed them two packages of cigarets and some biscuits and then left Meanwhile an air and sea search continued for 15 men from the Nor wegian tanker who might be still adrift in a Other surviv feared the boat might have capsized in a violent storm a lew hours after the tanker went to the Twentyone seamen from the tanker reached port after 10 days in a lifeboat Two died in the Only 12 of the Greek freighters crew of 43 Four died in lifeboats during the two and a half days before they were picked AUCTIONS Auction north of Line n See on ban Mar ket Furniture auction at Fred See on Market Brazil Cabinet Votes to Sever Axis Relations RIO DE 28 Announcement of a Brazilian break with the Axis and signing of a pro tocol ending the 100yearold boundary dispute of Peru and Ecuador were expected to high light final sessions of the topsy turvy 12day war conference of American foreign ministers Observers said they believed that only the formality of notify ing Axis envoys of the action of Brazils cabinet in voting a sever ance of relations remained after a meeting of President Getulio Vargas and his ministers at the summer capital of Petropolis last This action may be taken before Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha of Enrique Ruiz Gui Argentine foreign Sumner United States un dersecretary of Juan Bautista Chilean foreign and others leave this morning for the presidents mountain Aranha said that the Peru Ecuador sought to end sporadic border warfare over square miles of the upper Amazon would be signed at the palace While the The heaviest fighting was under way on the west coast of the nar row where the Japan ese imperial guards sought to crack new positions established by Australian and Indian troops near 48 miles from this great naval after a 12mile retreat from Batu The Japanese Fifth composed of veteran shock hammered meanwhile at the mid dle of the line between Ayer Hitam and railway center about 50 miles north of Action on the east coast was but a major battle appeared to be in the making as the Japanese moved up reinforcements landed yester day at Endau from transports which took a heavy battering from the The British lines in that sector were anchored at about 55 miles above Singapore and 10 miles south of the Mersing where the Japanese were held up for a week by concentrat ed artillery Straighten Lines The withdrawal along the east a British military spokes man was ordered to straight en out the lines after they had been bent back in the central and western Advanced Japanese patrols which crossed the Mersing River following this withdrawal were en countered by British patrols yes terday on the coastal road above Turn to Page 9 Turn to Page 2 heard the blast and Rescue crews fought the suffo cating gas with huge forc ing air into the mine and sucking the fumes The miners families rushed to i Foresee Land the pit from homes in the surrounding towns of Hay and Steamboat but were advised to return to their Ambulances and hearses were called from all surrounding towns and State Mine Inspector Thomas Allen left for the scene from Den ver and Sea Victory Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Says Plans To Recruit Army Of 7 Million Men 28 States Ambassador John Winant told a national defense luncheon to day that the United States plans to recruit an army of If it is necessary for the en of America to drive our transport or man antiaircraft bat teries or pilot planes or whatever they will do it he Idleness has been no part of our national life that is not the ambassador He said we know the story ol the battle of the Atlantic and if it is necessary that our navy take time to reestablish its supremacy in the Pacific with whatever auxiliary airforce that is it will be done and its complete supremacy SALARIES INCREASED 28 creases of 20 per cent on salaries of all public employees earning up to 250 pesos about and of 10 per cent on salaries over 250 pesos were decreed by the Cuban cabinet early Hope Wanes For Approval Of Fund For Unemployed Brazilian minister told correspondents late last night the agreement had been Ms view was not shared by Julio Tobar foreign minister of Tobar Donoso said at that time it is not all A highly placed source said Tobar Donoso had been vested with au thority to announce a severance of Ecuadors relations with Germany and Italy when the boundary accord was Ecua dor thus would become the 19th among American nations to cut Axis In connection with Brazils diplo matic action against the President Vargas signed a decree appropriating to return Jrazilians from Europe and the Orient 28 Hopes for Congressional approval DV February 1 of a und to help victims of factory conversions were virtually extin guished House leaders took the attitude in view of a bitter jurisdic tional fight between there was hardly a chance of ap roval by that Fears that the proposal might be stalled by failure of committee agreement had been expressed be but only Monday Mur ray Van Wagoner of Michigan had predicted early President Roosevelt has recom mended a appropria tion to aid workers made idle by conversion of factories to wartime and Van Wagoner has been here to help speed the Democratic Leader McCormack of an nounced to the House yesterday I doubt that it the bill come in this Members have frankly described the meas ure as a hot Some state officials have protested that the government was trying to feder alize unemployment compensation funds administered by Meanwhile members of the Ap propriations declaring they had begun to hear from back induced some Ways and Means Committeemen to ask jur isdiction of the That committee has had control of So cial Security Although first deciding to han dle the the Ways and Means Committee reversed itself on the contention that its mem had begun to hear from Two new one authorizing the legislation and the other ap propriating the have been The first went to the Ways and Means the second to the Appropriations Com Neither committee has indicat od it will go to work soon on its Treadway of Massachus ranking Republican Ways and Means ex oressed himself heatedly on the House saying So far as I am there be no legislative action with out extended Speaker in the mid dle of the indicated he would stand aside and let events take their 28 jiial statements indicated toda that the United States and Britain have worked out a long term land sea victory plan for surprise expe ditions of field army size to strike suddenly across any Disclosures of President Roose Prime Minister Churchill and Congressional leaders gave broad outlines of the plan and Congress rushed legislation to carry it The House passed 388 to 0 and sent to the Senate last night the naval appropriations including a special emergency provision for developing amphib ious The bill provides for emergency construction of 799 special The House Naval Committee disclosed in a report that this provision would give the necessary ships with which to conduct the amphibious operations which it is contemplat ed may be necessary to prosecute the present war to a successful had told Parliament that the United States was being depended upon for transport and supply When they are he we shall be able to move across the ocean next year three and even four times as large armies as the considerable forces we are able to handle at Although Churchill said that a swift redistribution of Allied forc es was directed on December there was no indication of what may have been involved beyi President Roosevelts assertion in a press conference late yesterday hat America was sending all the help it could to the Southwest Pa cific area and that six to ten Amer ican expeditionary forces are various localities of the Turn to Page 2 in NIGHT FIGHTER VICTORY 28 XP The RAF chalked up its first night fighter plane victory over Rangoon last night when a veteran British pilot intercepted a forma tion of Japanese bombers as it swept across the city and shotdown one with a burst from the guns of his The bomber crashed with its full bomb load still in the The pilot credited with the victory previously had 30 air victories to lis credit in the battle of REPRESENTS AUSTRALIA 28 Sir Earle special minister to will represent Australia in the war cabinet in London until the post can be filled by regular it was announced to CPrime Minister Churchill told he British House of Commons yes erda that Australia and New Zea land had requested representation n the British war and said he was not only granting that re but allowing Canada and the Union of South Africa repre I on Midway was cited for heroism in a new Navy report to day on the December 7 Japanese attack against the Pacific a first lieutenant and son of Cannon III of Ann was named for especially heroic He died from loss of blood presumably be cause he refused to leave his com mand post though desperately Directing fire from the Cannon suffered fractures of both legs and the Navy but refused to be evacuated before his wounded As a the report Lieutenant Cannon died from loss of a native of Webster attended high school in Culver Military Acad and the University of Michi He became a second lieuten ant in the Marine Corps in nineteen The new Navy that Midways Marine defenders had inflicted serious damage on an en emy cruiser and a The Japanese attacked the island the night of December about 14 hours after the assault on Pearl When the leading vessel came within the report searchlights were turned upon herj and the Marines opened artillery My answer is that our enemies past masters at such tac tics plant and circulate rumors in order to confuse It is not the circulation but the confirmation of socalled facts that is If official con firmation is given these inside stories that always circulate in if some responsible mem ber of the government publicly backs them the element of uncertainty is and our enemies are then free to make their plans and carry out their countermeasures with a far great er degree of precision and cer The press and the secre tary have cooperated per And as a newspaper man it is not easy for me to be coun selling silence and but as knowledge and un derstanding of the problem skepticism and confusion will di minish and the people will realize why there must be a news short age as well as a rubber The searchlights shone only three or four minutes but in that short space of the report one warship was hit three times and the other De Valera Says Irish Govern ment Was Not Consulted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS De the Brooklynborn primp minister of neutral vigorous ly protested last night the landing of United States troops across the border in northern Ireland and the renewed emphasis thus placed on the rift between Erie and the six counties of the De Valera based his protest on the fact that the Irish govern ment was not consulted either by the British government or the American government on the ar rival of the and added It is our duty to make it clear ly understood that no matter what troops occupy the six counties the Irish peoples claim for the union of national territory and for su preme jurisdiction over it will re main Minister of Sup plies Sean in a speech here declared that Eires inde pendence and neutrality faced in creasing danger and might have their supreme test in the coming He made no further elabora ion on that De Valera softened his protest somewhat with the declaration that his people have no feeling of hosility no desire to be brought in any way into con flict with the United The 60yearold prime minister ounded his protest on the conten tion that the appearance of Ameri can forces on the northern side of he border stressed the split which ed to the partition of Ireland in By that the Irish ree State was established while he six counties of Ulster remained n the United Turn to Page 2 Turnkey Slugged As Youths Fail To Break Jail 23 youths slugged a turnkey in a fu tile attempt to break from the Oak land county jail during the break fast period at 7 Sheriff Spencer who was waiting at the jail door with a deputy after being tipped of pos sible trouble this said the would be jail breakers were Charles Wood and Robert both 18 of When the cell block was opened for the prisoners to come for their breakfast Sheriff Howarth Wood and Hills leaped on Dep uty Frank veteran and slugged the sher iff they raced to the officers Sheriff Howarth said he was in vestigating a possibility that a third prisoner was Mack was not seriously Wood and arrested 12 after a long automobile chase by are held in default of 000 bond for circuit court arraign ment on robbery armed They are accused of having held up a Dixie Highway filling station for a small sum of CONFIRMED 28 fhe Senate confirmed late yester day the nomination of William former director of the as a lieutenant general in charge of production and procure ment for the Earlier President Roosevelt for mally designated Knudsen and Sidney codirector of the MAY HMfE ESCAPED Toll of UBoats Along Coast Is 112 8 Ships in Past Two Weeks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ing Axis submarines today count ed another American vessel in their eastern seaboard bag while an everlengthening period of si lence from a big tanker attacked in the same general vicinity in creased hope that it might have escaped similar Seventeen seamen were brought ashore at this Delaware bay port last the only known surviv ors of the oil Francis They told of seeing a companion lifeboat smash ed by a wave against the ships and sailors hurled completely over the deck by the The Powells loss boosted the toll of enemy undersea boats along this coast during the past two weeks to 112 eight ships The Navy reported that nothing had been beard from the Pan tanker with a normal complement of 40 since it flashed yesterday afternon that it had been This gave rise to a belief that it may have elud ed the a spokesman Hit Tuesday The torpedo burst into the Pow ell shortly after 2 ESTi It just broke her said Second Assistant Engineer Carol Walker of No effort was made to finish her As far as I know she could still be He was one of 14 who hurriedly scrambled into 4 A short distance from the ship they picked up three Captain Harrington ol Bal timore was among the Walker the was too dark to distinguish its na tionalitysurfaced as they pull ed but didnt molest the Seven hours the Fairbanks sighted the flares sent up by the survivors and took them Grinning Joseph of Santa at sea only nine considered himself one of the luckiest sailors now looking for a new He was asleep when the explosive and just made the clad in a light pail of pants and one SIGHT SUB OFF TEXAS PORT 28 navy announced today a submarine had been sighted off Port at 9 It was not determined whether it was an enemy submarine but it is presumed it said the report from the office of Commander navy port director for Port The exact site was latitude 26 degrees and 46 minutes north and longitude 99 degrees and 43 min The notice was distributed to shipping The vessel was seen Commander Ferguson There were no other Stolen Car Wrecked by Driver After Long Chase by Police A man hunt was in progress to day by city and state police and sheriffs officers for an unidenti fied man in a stolen car who was chased into Ohio early this morn ing by city police after they shot at him in the Adrian business dis The hunt started in a routine manner about oclock this morning when Murray Mitchell and Fred Murty of the Adrian po lice force started chasing a speed ng blue car on the east side of the The chase was abandoned when the unidentified motorist ducked through a side street near the eastern city limits and then leaded east on the Deerfield The officers were driving the new patnl car and hesitated to start a chase at high speeds to catch what they thought to be only a minor HURLEY NOMINATED 28 The nomination of Patrick Hur Secretary of War in the Hoo ver to be minister o New was submitted to he Senate today by President It was assumed that Hurley al ready had reached his since he White House had announced hat the nomination was being Upon their return to the police the officers were told that a blue car owned by Willard Jump of 104 North Center Street had been reported stolen about They immediately rec ognized it as the one they had just been Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins RIO DE 28 President Getulio Vargas today signed a decree breaking Brazils diplomatic and commercial rela tions with Italy and SAN Puerto 23 torpedoing of an allierl steamer was reported today by a ship captain who announced on his arrival here that he had rescued 71 of the crew and passengers bnt indicated that more than 350 per sons were RIO DE 23 The 100yearold boundary dispute between Peru and which was believed last night to have been stumbled on llth hour obstacles once again threat ening hopes for a harmonious ad journment of the 12day war con Did as members of the new withheld until he was safe in New ference of American foreizn minis I War Production ;