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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL For Malta m Iwrt MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Gin DEFENSE Lack of Alertness Called Greatest Weakness of Pro gram in Adrian ACTIVITIES ARE LISTED Without benefit of aesthetic dan movie glorified social service and some of the other knickknacks that have dogged the upper reaches of the civilian de fense the organization of the work in Adrian has proceeded steadily and but not without according to the John city Between 900 and residents of Adrian now have registered for civilian defense the founda tions of the program have been well laid and the sincere training of various groups now is under The work has been as far as it has gone I believe that our greatest Greenwood said to is a general lack of alert ness to emergencies that might arise and that we may have to It probably is only but many people just cant believe that well be called on to face an emer We hope but we cer tainly must be Demonstration Needed It may be that here in Adrian we need a realistic demonstration such as Indianapolis experienced a few days ago when some 350 Army planes swooped down on the city during Telephones be gan to ring right away and civilian defense officials were swamped with offers of But I believe that were on the right road here in Michigan now that Captain Donald Leonard has been named state I be lieve Captain Leonard will crack that the organization of state committees will be perfected and that city and county groups will begin to get definite and com plete information on methods of Turn to Page 7 Necessary in Manufacture of Speaker Says Members of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange heard an ing talk on Sugar in the War by Glenn Larke at the March meeting held yesterday in the North Rome Grange a representative of the Farmers c Manufacturers Beet Sugar told of some of the little known uses of sugar in the making of vital war Besides being a necessary item of energy building the speak er sugar is an ingredient of ethyl alchol which has many war including Every time a 16inch gun is he it means nearly half a ton of sugar has been Sugar also is used in the manu facture of many chemicals in plas tics and as a base for antifreeze Larke declared there is no difference between beet sugar and cane the two kinds being identical in every respct In men tioning the sugar he ex pressed the opinion that sugar will be made available for home can ning purposes and advised women to do all possible home canning this summer and Sugar beet growers are expect ed to increase their acreages this but still a rationing system will be Larke ad vised his hearers to use honey and maple sugar as sugar substitutes as much as possible and if you have more sugar than you it is only fair that you turn in the excess so that your neighbor may have his Turn to Page 9 AUCTIONS March Public sale west ol Syl Ltachan auction See on Market Civil Functions Bill Reaches Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 6 A appropriations bill for the War Departments civil func embracing huge funds forthe Panama Canal and for flood con trol reached Congress to day with the message that the ex penditures were an essential part of the nations war The appropriations committee sent the measure to the House floor for probable action and simultaneously made public a tran script of testimony by Glen governor of the Panama and other officials charged with expenditure of the In seeking for main tenance and operation of the for a third set of locks now in the process of and for Edger ton told the committee that As a result of increased demands practically all canal facilities are taxed beyond their safe and economical capacity and are sub jected to critical and dangerous overloading at the very time that complete assurance of their depend able operation assumes the highest Turn to Page 9 DEBT LIMIT T0125 AFTERJPERATIQN Served 22 Years in Prison for 1916 Bombing in San Francisco SAN March 6 IP labor leader who served 22 years in prison for the 1916 San Francisco prepared ness parade bombing died in St Lukes Hospital here early released in 1939 from San Quentin prison where he had grown underwent his fourth major abdominal operation last He was believed recovering sat isfactorily only but at today he lapsed into un consciousness and died at His and his were at the bed Mooney and Warren Billings were convicted respectively of first and second degree murder in the Market Street blast which kill ed ten persons md injured President Wilson intervened and Mooneys death sentence com muted to life the same sentence Billings had re Throughout the years Mooney fought for contending he was framed by perjured testi mony because of his activities as a labor Labor and other groups clamor ed for his freedom and his case went before the United States Su preme Court four He was pardoned January by Cali fornias new Democratic Culbert Turn to Page 9 CALL FOR MARCH 18 The Lenawee county draft board was notified this morning that a call for men for induction into the army has been made by the state selective service board for March This call will be the second to filled by the Lenawee board in a period of eight Another con tingent has been ordered to report for induction at Fort Custer March Harry clerk of the said that the men who will report on March 18 will be notified to re port at the Adrian They will leave by bus for Detroit at and will be inducted the next The March 10 draftees will re port at the Adrian armory at 7 and will be transported by bus to Fort Custer at 8 Japanese Say Navy Attacked Pearl Harbor After Planes TOKYO from Japanese broad casts March 6 head quarters declared today that a special attack flotilla of the Jap anese fleet delivered the seaborne attack on Pearl Harbor on the night of more than 13 hours after the original assault by sinking a battleship of the Arizona This assertion came in after death citation and promotion for nine officers of the flotilla which never came back presumably blown up by its own hands or sunk by the All official United States ac oants of the Pearl Harbor episode have indicated that all both afloat and was done hi one swift coordinated attack by planes and twoman The Japanese report of a night naval attack after the early morn ing air raid would be a natural line for propagandists to take in an at tempt to cause confusion or create doubt as to the accuracy of ac counts made public by the United States government The context of Jhe not entirely received on account of static suggested that the special attack flotilla was made up of twoman A special citation was granted by Admiral Isoroku com mander in chief of the combined Japanese fleet for having en as it did at home and the reputation of loyalty of members of the imperial navy as well as the morale of the entire ser The imperial headquarters an nouncement said that the after secretly leaving a Japanese slipped into Pearl Harbor af ter passing through the enemys guard lines and complicated chan nels and took up a preassigned po sition whereafter the vessels at tacked with destructive effect Says Ship Sank It said that the instantaneous sinking of a battleship of the Ari zona class as a result ol the night assault by the special attack flo tilla was clearly observed by a Jap anese force far away from the Ha waiian naval to Page 9 Treasury Expects to Run Out of Borrowing Power Before End of April DEBT IS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved today legis lation to increase the federal debt limit from to the recordbreaking total of The action came quickly after Secretary Morgenthau had testi fied that the Treasury expects to run out of borrowing power be fore the end of next month and had expressed strong opposition to any forced savings plan at this time to obtain While testifying on the meas Morgenthau told the commit tee At this time I hope that the committee will not force on me forced We are just jjat ting under way with a voluntary All indications are that the people are going to respond in a big way and you cant have a forc ed basis and a voluntary basis They dont go hand in If the time comes that I am fearful that we cant get enough on the voluntary Id like the privilege of coming before this committee and saying Robertson DVa asked how soon it could be determined whether the arbitrary system would and Morgenthau re plied by about July Buying Defense Bonds He said that 68 per cent of all companies employing 500 or more persons already had installed a system of voluntary payroll deduc tions for the purchase of defense Since the unprecedented borrow ing anticipated by the government is for the purpose of producing overwhelming quantities of war Morgenthau suggested that the growing debt should frighten no one but our He explained that on February the Treasury had borrowing powers left and said it is anticipated that the borrowing authority will be insufficient to cover the debt issues that will be required during month of S1 The face amount of the debt on the latest Treasury statement was but the amount of borrowing powers used up was somewhat more because part of the powers have to be reserved for the automatically growing face value of savings and defense bonds already Morgenthau predict ed the debt would rise to by next June and to by June His statement before the House Ways and Means also explained numerous technical changes in the federal debt laws included in the proposed and approved another provision which would permit the Treasury to sub stitute a line of its own defense savings stamps for the ones now issued by the Post Office Depart ment Robbery is Seen As Motive In Womans Killing NEW March 6 bery was advanced today by Depu ty Chief Detective Inspector Pat rick Kenny as the motive for the brutal killing of Susie Flora wife of a New Jersey whose bound and gagged body was found yester day in a hotel suite where she had gone for a luncheon Police withheld the real name of the but said he and a woman companion who had regis tered at the Hotel Button on Man hattans fashionable east 20 as and Ted Leopold of Miami were being sought Marion a majority stock holder of the American Wax Refining Company of Jersey had reported his wife failed to re turn from the hotel after being in vited by the Leopolds to lunch with and her body thus was dis covered In their Reichs diamond ring and an enamelanddiamond pen dant were She had been Russian Forces Recapture Yukhnov By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 6 Russian troops who fought through heavy shellfire have tightened the draw tring on the RzhevVyazma poc et with recapture of a ortified Ugra River town 120 miles southwest of the Russians aid Smashing blows upon the cen ral front came as Red army tanks and artillery continued to pound he encircled 16th German army in the Staraya Russa sector to the German planes raided Moscow during the night after a long lay dropping bombs at random and inflicting insignificant damage and some the Russian radio The Russian informa ion bureau said four raiders were hot down yesterday in the vicin ty of the where the last alert had sounded During the night the sky iver Moscow blazed like a Fourth if July night from the bursting of lussian antiaircraft More than 500 Germans were re ported killed along a onemile stretch at Yukhnov by the Rec irmy drive into territory bypassed n the original thrusts westward oward Naziheld Russian units smashed the 55th German infantry regiment and the irst battalion of the 21st infantry the information bureau The Nazi garrison was de clared to have been newlyrein orced by troopcarrying German wounded were aban doned and the retreat was so pre cipitate that even ammunition dumps in Yukhnov were captured the information bureau re Fifty miles northwest of Yukh nov lies a Germanheld ity on the MoscowSmolensk high Eighty miles north of Vyazma s a Volga River strong oint still manned by Hitlers Russian spearheads veer to ward the highway from both north and south 50 or 60 miles to the TO mm TIL Found Guilty of Violating For eign Agent Registration Act March George Sylvester Vierecks counsel said today he would ask a new trial or his 57yearold convicted if violating the foreign agents re gistration act Denied the Germanborn lUthor and publicist was held in he district A jury of 10 men and two women convicted him in about two hours last night after a 12day The government declared that Viereck described himself only as an author and and withheld mention of propaganda when registering with he State Department as an agent f German Daniel Vierecks at said that if the new trial application was the case vould be carried to the court of Vierecks conviction carries a ossible penalty of two to six years mprisonment and a fine of up to Justice Dickinson Letts eferred the sentencing to a date to be set In final special pro ecutor William Power Maloney eclared the evidence showed that Viereck was the American mouth iece of the Nazis in Berlin the Vmerican apostle of the ying rogues of the Wilhelm The defense maintained iiat the government had failed to tiow that Viereck had been guilty f unAmerican In they pictured him as a loyal Vmerican citizen who was a pro onent of good relations with his Viereck did not testify at the WSWIW SEES Offensive Would Be Designec to Envelop North Coast of Continent LITTLE OPTIMISM FELT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 6 A powerful drive against designed to knock out the Darwin naval base and envelope the whole north coast of the was predicted here today as Japans next move in her lightning cam paign to dominate the entire south west Pacific before the United Na tions can hope to take the offen At the same time military and naval experts said it was probable that the drive into Burma would be intensified in line with the ap parent Japanese strategy of try ing to close the Burma road to China permanently and also place strong forces in position for an invasion of Thus as the third month of the war qualified observers here found scant excuse for any optim ism in the whole vast theater oJ PacificAsiatic and the general belief was that barring some surprise action on the part ol the Allies the disastrous sequence of events which started at Pearl Harbor 7 must be expected to continue in the immediate Rays of light It was however that the pattern of war the world over was not one of unrelieved In the British where fresh thousands of American troops land ed this in Washington and even in embattled Java indications were that some sort of Allied coun ter action was in the Where and how far in the future it might be undertaken remained subjects of merest But the Russian offensive against the once undefeated German army continued to press slowly westward in the greatest achievement of Al lied arms to and it was be lieved here that the switch from Burma to India as a gateway for supplies to China would not mater ially hamper the Chinese at least for the time Turn to Page 9 PRESIDENT SIGNS API March 6 appropriations the largest in signed today by President Roosevelt to additional funds for the lendIease and the maritime The new allotments brought to more than the to tal appropriated thus far for de fense and war during the years 42 and Included was close to 000 for the with a clause at tached permitting diversion of ap proximately half of the materiel hat amount will provide to the al ies in the form of lend lease In addition there was in direct appropriations plus in contract authori zations for the Maritime Commis sion to finance a huge shipbuild ng The balance of the money in the record bill would be divided to direct lendlease Late Bulletins Much 6 la terrific frontal drove the Japanese from a section of the plains of Bandoeng which the invaders occupied Reuten reported from Bandoeng SAN March 6 Scores of FBI agents acd regular police made a series of limnitan eons dawn raids today over north ern California in quest of members of two Japanese secret societies and of a Japanese It was the most widespread ac tion since the coastwide raids of One of the secret societies against which the raids were conducted was said to commit its members to military service for The other has been collecting money for the Japanese army and FINED GRAND March 6 A fine of and costs was im posed in justice court yesterday upon Grace of Lans for receiving stolen money from her 14yearold son and con tributing to his who previously pleaded changed her plea to Judge John Loucks passed giving the fine as an alternative to 90 days in TWO TANKERS ARE ATTACKED MAKE PORT AN East Coast Canadian March 6 tankers of the allied merchant fleets have made their way into this port under their own power after separate torpedo attacks in which gaping holes were torn in their Neither ship lost a man although he torpedo explosions ripped ahole n the side of one large enough for a submarine to sail on into her One laden with gasoline at the time of the had three quarters of her cargo still aboard when she reached port The attacks occurred hi widely separated parts of the western The deck gun crew of one of the tankers held off a submarine with gunfire for an driving it be neath the We lost track of the captain When it got us with a tor only God knows why the gas we were carrying didnt Second Precinct Raid Wardens Are Named for Work in City Air raid wardens for the citys second precinct were announced to day by city air raid The first precinctwardens were named yesterday and others will follow from day to day as rapidly as assignments can be The secnd precinct in the city is bounded by Oakwood Ormsby Toledo Lo cust Henry Street and Main Street In the list of wardens appearing today the address of each is given along with his telephone The boundaries of the var ious posts in the precincts are list ed under the names of the post wardens and the boundaries of the areas are listed under the names the area The listings also specify the territory that the various station wardens are to cov The second precinct appoint ments follow PRECINCT TWO Grover Warden 220 Comstoek Street Phone 1863 POST 116 E side N side E side W side W side AREA 1018 E side N side Henry to limits STA TION 1018 E side both sides Albert STATION 131 N side Hen both sides to Page 7 Japanese Declare Batavia Captured All Northwestern Java Is Now In Their Hands BANDOENG BECOMES NEW DEFENSE POINT MACARTHURFOILS IF Subic Bay Raid Breaks Up Of fensive Concentration 6 The War Department reported to day that the success of the Subic Bay air attack announced two days ago was believed to have dislocated Japanese plans for immediate re newal of the offensive against Gen eral Douglas MacArthurs and that enemy activities in the last twentyfour hours in Bataan were The department said also that a Japanese army order directing Filipinos in occupied areas to sur render guns and blade weapons ol every description was interpreted MacArthur as indicating that the invaders were afraid of a pop ular The text of the number based on reports re ceived here up to Eastern War Time Philippine theater Enemy activities during the past wentyfour hours were t is believed that Japanese plans or an immediate renewal of the of fensive were dislocated by our suc cesses in the Subic Bay air Turn to Page 9 To Study Setting Up Great Supply Base There March 6 The United States is sending a mission to the State Depart ment to explore Jie possibilities of American help n creating a great supply base ihere for the United The personnel of the mission was not but the an nouncement said it would proceed o India as soon as The text of the statement fol lows The1 Southeastern Asia emphasizes the need to develop and as rap dly as the industrial re sources of India as a supply base or the armed forces of the Unit ed Nations in the Near East and he Far The government of the United in quired whether the government f India would agree to the dis patch to India of a technical mis sion which could examine and re port on the possibilities of Ameri can assistance in such develop The government of India has expressed its readiness to re such a mission and has in cited it to be its guests during the missions stay in Accord it has been decided that the mission should proceed to India as soon as It is hoped to announce the iersonnel of the mission he government pf the United Itates and the government of In lia earnestly hope that this step n AmericanIndian collaboration may serve to make an effective ontribution to the success of the United Nations in the war against IAYS GERMAN SUBS CARRYING BOMBERS COULD RAID CHICAGO March 6 a member of the Lon on auxiliary fire says the Germans now have submarines quipped with two bombing planes ach which would make possible air raids as far inland as Addressing civilian defense lead rs last Hasbrook said this means that Americans must face ombing attacks not from land cross the but from their very He said the Germans could bring the subs to the surface at ssemble their fly out o bomb their objective and return o their submarine The xmbers are stored in the subma rines he During the first year of the ic the London auxiliary ire force was scoffed at by civil ans until the first bomb By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March proud capital of the Netherlands Oriental given up for lost today with all of northwestern and the Jap anese capturing Jogja karta had all but cut through the Middle East section of with a population of about Indonesians and lies less than 15 airline miles from the southern coast ol It was but one of the places which the Dutch somewhat delayed conceded lost to the On the credit side of the defend was a report that a point previously lost to the Jap anese had been regained by a Dutch attack Evidently this town at once on the arc of invasion 25 miles north of now the focus of de heard artillery fire perhaps from one of the three re gions of penetration to its north Poerwakarta to the north and Kalidjati to the north and Soebang to the north and east It may have been one of these places which the Dutch Forced to Withdraw authoritative Dutch news said it was reliably learned tonight that all any of their Australian and American allies that were with had with drawn from a great section of west ern leaving it to the It was Aneta that Batavia either had been occupied or shortly would be But the Japanese will find it somewhat hollow All important instal lations there had been destroyed in it was and many per sons moved to the Tokyos imperial headquarters announced today that the invaders completed occupation of Batavia at end of the fiftiV day of the Java cam 60 airline miles south east of in the fastness of the Preanger Plateau with its towering volcanic was seen as the center of the next phase of the It is the temporary cap ital of the headquarters of the Dutch army and site of Javas young war Javas situation is serious but not said the official com adding as yester the battle rages generally over the 622milelong with the defenders putting up a delaying Turn to Page 9 DETROIT EDITOR HURT IN SCUFFLE March 6 fraternal editor of the Detroit suffered a corn sound fracture of the right leg Thursday the effect of a short fired at him during a scuffle jy Ralph doorman of the Roma Police placed a charge of felon ious assault against The shooting occurred shortly after as Fuller and William a commercial were leaving the Witnesses said Fuller picked up a newspaper from the seat of a parked automobile that Medori objected to and in the ensu ing scuffle Fuller grabbed the doormans braided hat Suddenly he shot was Medori picked up his hat and returned to the cafe At Harper Fuller said he had first thought it was one of those acts put on for a PLANS SURVEY March 6 WPA administrator for said today he would un ertake a fivecounty survey of tie adequacy or need for expan ion of existing public works and itilities He told a public works round ta le meeting which included public officials of engineers of Oakland and Monroe counties that the taking in an area in which an es mated additional war pro uction workers shortly will find would be completed n ten FATALLY INJURED March 6 automobile struck fatally in ured Thomas of as he was walking along M34 last Botruff died today in Hills ales Community Health The driver of the car did not By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March anese declared today that they had captured capital of Netherlands East andk othei Axis claims said the invaders al ready were at the gate of Ban headquarters of the Dutch A British commentator said that all that was known of the situation oa Java was that thq Dutch still were fighting fiercely for their last island stronghold ui the He said it was sible to tell whether any hope re mained for support or reinforce ment of the islands There had been no direct wordi from the Dutch since their after noon communique but the CBSAneta News Agency cor respondent in Java broadcast to day that Dutch troops have evacu ated Batavia and that communi cations with the city have been The Berlin quoting said Batavia fell after being en circled on three sides by four Jap anese divisions probably about This source said Japanese forces also were within 31 miles of Soera the big naval base hi eastern and had launched an assault on Japanese parachut ists were said to be playing a big part in the Guerrilla War Rages The commentator observed that bitter guerrilla warfare still held the Japanese to a bare fringe of territory around ports and air dromes on Cele bes and elsewhere the enemy has invaded the These of which the outside world remains in nevertheless must be reckoned viewing the broad south Pacific he because the this will be a factor iu the outcome of the whole cam tfie tide of Japanese in vasion swirling over the northern and northwestern lowlands ol Java latter include new phase of the defense has opened which may become another a MacArthurlike holding action in the fortress mountains ringing Turn to Page 9 Still Holding Rangoon and Pegu March 6 British situation in Burma has not worsened in the past three days and both Rangoon and strategic rail 40 miles to the still are in British a military commentator de clared He admitted the position of the defenders was but insisted that it is no worse today than it was or the day before or the day before that The commentator declared that the British and their Indian troops and were putting up a magnificent although badly outnumbered by the Japan ese columns which forced passages of the lower Sittang River earlier this Yesterdays Burma command communique reported heavy fight ng at 15 miles northeast of Japanese troops at this point were in a position to drive southwest along the shores of the Gulf of Martaban along a 520lane highway travers ing level rice country to Ran Michigan Seeks To Conserve Autos For Governmental Use March 6 nor Van Wagoner said today the warning of Leon dir ector of civilian supply and price that the tire supply would shrink drastically in the next three pointed the spot light on Michigans efforts to con serve automobiles for govern mental He said he would appeal to state agencies generally to conserve cars and employ trains and busses for as much travel as in order that automobiles may be the future for vital state services which cannot depend solely on public transportation He applauded steps taken by Auditor General Vernon Brown seeking an arrangement whereby railroad and bus companies would honor travel requisition slips of state employees and bill the state once a He said this would encourage employees to usethese modes of Leo state budget disclosed that he would discuss with Van Wagoner next week the feasibilityof arbi trarily taking away automobiles now assigned to some state agen cies and holding them in A state law gives Nowicki and Brown authority to assign and take away state owned cars as they see fit Efficiency of operation instead of convenience of the state official or Nowicki should be the yardstick which de termines who shall have auto mobiles assigned by the He said the state highway de which owns 270 passen ger already has taken auto mobile conservation Motor cars may not be used by its em ployees without a showing of Nowicki and no car may be used on a trip unless it is well filled with each of whom has demonstrated that he needs automo bile transportation to a given point Where a full car can not be sent Nowicki the employee is required to use a train or Nowicki said he was checking with the council of state govern ments to learn what other states are doing to conserve ;