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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 7, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain Dttalta TkrwX MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 LOSS OF THE MORE Brings to 36 Number of Such Ships Sunk Off Atlantic and Canadian Coasts 75 ARE PROBABLY LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 7 The loss of three more merchant vessels and probably 75 seamen has been announced by the The was torpedoed somewhere in the bringing to 36 the total of merchant vessels officially reported sunk by Axis raiders along the Atlantic and Canadian Fifteen men of the Leif are miss ing and believed There were ten In addition to the Navy announced two ships as overdue and presumed They were the American which operated out of and the Panamanianregistered which listed her home port as Los Thp normal crews of the two vessels totaled 60 The Navy confined its announce ment to the assertion that the ves sels were believed and mari time quarters speculated that they might have been victims of subma rine Survivors of the which was controlled by the Norwegian Ship ping and Trade Commission but operated under charter to an American battled a rag ing sea for 53 hours after the tor pedoing before they were picked One man was believed killed in the The other 14 were in a second and the two craft became separated in the BATTLE LINE IN THE PACIFIC Shaded area bounded broken line indicates 263 Villages and Towns Re ported Recaptured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Rus sian announced today Red army troops had killed Germans and recaptured 263 vil lages and towns on the central front alone from 6 to March 5 in an advance still under Russians closing in on German centers of resistance behind their advanced spearheads were reported in a Stockholm dispatch to the London Daily Herald to have re gained only six miles south of Naziheld This would indicate Russian troops were within artillery range of on the MoscowSmolensk highway 125 miles west of the During March said the Red information our troops continued to repel enemy counter advanced and occupied sev eral populated A rising tempo of aerial warfare transport as well as fighting craft under Hitlers system of attempting to supply isolated garrisons by indicated in a declaration that 79 German planes were destroyed The total was the highest claimed by the Russians in Our losses were the infor mation bureau IA Berlin dispatch to the Basel Switzerland National Zeitung safd some German islands of de by regiments and holding out far behind the Russian lines with sup plies moved entirely by The sectors were not The may have referred to such forces as the 16th German army to hold Staraya Russa and Heinz Guderians besieged Orel gar roughly the area now dominated by Japanese in their Pacific Weakening of Java defenses brought Japans battlefront nearly to Australias Hawaii had its first bombing since the attack on Pearl Harbor when four bombs were loosed over Honolulu Tokyo admitted 30 planes attacked Minamitori Shima an island about miles southeast of Tokyo 3 which itself had an air alert Japanese planes bombed Port Moresby 4 Free French authorities announced that the United States was aiding in defense of French Pacific colon ies such as New Caledonia The Dutch prepared to abandon their East Indies colonies for the West Indies as the doom of Java 6 appeared Jap anese also advanced in Burma MacArthurs men furnished a new bright spot in the Philippines 8 as they sank enemy E Booty captured on the central front in the 28day period ended March 5 was said to include 43 285 28 four 794 16 locomotives and 595 railway SAY CARRIER IS HIT TOKYO from Japanese broad March 7 head quarters claimed today that Japan ese naval planes scored six direct hits on a specially converted ene my aircraft carrier before the Java Sea naval battle last The Japanese announcement said the carrier was seriously crippled and later was seen listing to star Face Maximum of 20 Years in Prison NEW March 7 Kurt Frederick Ludwig and five of his handpicked describ ed by the government as the core of a farreaching Nazi spy were convicted of espionage conspi racy last night but escaped the death penalty because their crimes preceded Pearl The including a Long Island housewife who opened her home to the will be called for sen tence next the with 20 years each as the maximum An allmale jury deliberated only two jiours and 40 minutes in re turning their blanket verdict In the nations espionage trial since yars spread to the United Those convicted last night Were born in but a resident of Germany most of his life Helen Pauline the Long Island housewife Rene a former army private who sold Ludwig defense magazines and gathered ship infor mation Paul a for mer German army major who ana lyzedthe data collected Frederick who found out when ships would sail and Carl Victor a ma chinist who helped collect produc tion Woman Weeps When the verdict was Borchardt wiped his Later Mayer The rest sat Three other members of the ringj pleaded guilty and also will be sen tenced next They were Lucy Ludwigs 18year old secretary who was the govern ments chief witness Hans Bubi and Carl Herrman Miami boat Attorney Mathias who said the ring extended to China and South congratulated the FBI and hailed the verdict as a great victory for the cause of justice and Referring to Ludwigs recruiting his aides from among GermanAmerican citizens Correa declared That an espionage ring such as this could enlist any such basic American citizens is a totalitarian innovation resulting directly from indocrination of these people with the principle that loyalty to their fatherland comes irrespective of any allegiance they may owe to any other country by virtue of nat The six were found guilty of transmitting information about troop army contin plane factories and allied ship departures to foreign conspira Bituminous Shortage Foreseen March 7 A possible shortage of bituminous which might necessitate fed eral allocation of available was foreseen today by the office of solid fuels Howard acting director ol solid fuels advised Secretary the coordinator that consumers generally had failed to store coal to protect themselves against possible despite repeated appeals from In the face of a substantial re duction in the number of days sup ply of bituminous coal held in con sumers stock piles as of February Gray the obviously com placent attitude of consumers and dealers toward storing reserve fuel is making it more Jikely that an emergency may occur which would necessitate the allocation of coal by the United States government to protect war industries fuel His report showed that soft coal held in consumers bins and yards as of February 1 represented an average of 34 days com pared with an average of 40 days on January and 43 days on last December Gray said the coal stock piles of all classes of consumers held an estimated tons on Febru ary a decrease of tons under the tons in stor age January Not only did stock piles shrink in but the consumption rate increased an esti mated per The figures indicate that a large number of consumers continued to follow their customary practice of buying coal on a handtomouth and are depending upon un interrupted production and trans portation schedules to keep them supplied with Gray still is ample mine and production capacity for consumers to build up stockpiles as insurance against interruptions in their cus tomary supply caused by There was some recent evidence that consumers are beginning to take protective But they are moving too slowly in view of the indications that difficulties may be expected when the war pro gram has reached its full stride and its many repercussions have be come more Lenawee Stamp and Bond Sales Total During February County Sales to Date Have Been Survey Shows The sale of defense bonds and stamps in Lenawee county amoun ted to 60 during the month of February as banks and post offices met the demand of persons wishing to invest their dol lars in the victory program of the United States at Adrian sales amounted to 299 during the This sum was divided among the post the four Adrian banks and the Ad rian Federal Savings assistant postmast er in charge of defense bonds and said stamp sales now are averaging about a February in seven com munities in the countyoutside of Adrian reached field led total of hi bonds in cumseh was the second largest purchaser with bond sales to stamp sales amounting The total figure for sales in county up month of Feb ruary was The ruary a Brand total of for the wide Communities reported sales Stamps Adrian Blissfield Hudson Clinton Sand TQTALWU34 A total of was raised in Lenawee county in the infantile paralysis fund this year in stead of 5933 as reported earlier in the William county chairman of the announced The total is twice the amount ever raised in similar ef forts in the Fifty per cent of the amount will be kept in the county for local use under the direction of Probate Judge Tripp and the other half will be sent to the national Adrian raised a total of in the Jeffrey includ ing through the Kiwanis Club and collected at the Adrian Other county towns reported as follows Bliss field Hudson Moren ci and other smaller places A few other reports from smaller places have not yet been Cavanaugh had charge of be collections in the county put side of Todays Map Many years Homer a hunchbacked American military genius who became one of Chinas outstanding army predicted that the West coast of the United States could be invaded by the For a pattern of the plan he said use for invasion turn to page seven oftodays Reynolds Thinks Aleutian Isles Ideal Jumping Off Base March 7 Use of the Aleutian Islands as a base for fullscale attacks on Japan was advocated today by Chairman Reynolds of the Senate Military Affairs Com Other members of Congress like wise were calling for speedy of fensive action by the United Na who has hunted wal rus in told reporters he believed the long chain of Amer ican islands extending westward into the Pacific from Alaska offered an ideal jumping off place for an assault on Japan which could be timed with northward offensive action from Saying that Java was likely to fall soon to the the com mittee chairman added itwas likely that the Japanese would concen trate their efforts thereafter on trying to fight their way through India toward a possible juncture with German forces at the Persian Gulf in the Middle If an allout Japanese attack on Australia were Reynolds said he had no doubt the United Nations would gather sufficient forces in the Antipodes to launch an offensive retake the Dutch East Indies and island stepping stones northward toward Reynolds said that while this was taking the United States would do well to strike from the Aleutian bases with all the force it could muster in that Senator George said he was of the opinion that if this country could move to fighting planes of all types into the Aleutians and provide the necessary facilities and ground a long stride could be made toward delivering crippling aerial blows to Turn to Page 6 Late Bulletins March 7 ese troops seeking to capture Soera a have run up against a heavy United Nations tank concentration in the immediate vicinity of the important Dutch naval a Tokyo report broadcast by the Ger man radio said According to reports from the Java the Japanese dispatch the retreat of Dutch East Indies forces from Batavia to Ban doeng was cut off after Japanese troops coming from the west reach ed March 7 OP The Japanese have extended farth er their occupation of the Philip the War Department said today in reporting the landing of a small force of invaders accompan ied by tanks at Calapan on the Island of Newsman Says They are Loaded With Tanks andGuns HUGE BATTLES BREWING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 7 United Nations striking power in the southwest Pacific is being strengthened rapidly by a steady stream of American troops and equipment flowing westward to the London Daily Mail The Mail printed a dispatch from Walter a correspondent it said was accredited to the United States Pacific describing the movement of great convoys loaded with American tanks and The dispatch was datelined at sea Farr spoke guardedly of naval and air battles without parallel which he said already were de veloping in the southwest but declared that details could not yet be These battles are taking place at widely separated points over square miles of he You wont hear immedia tely details about some of these en gagements because to announce them would help the It is a eerie kind of war which the superiority of American air craft carriers and personnel are beginning to Washington Silent The subject to the usual censorship governing such evoked no im mediate official comment in Wash Farr declared that every ship in every convoy is a load of con centrated hitting These massive he will not only help to defend Aus They are taking with them large quantities of materials to be used to build the foundations for a great offensive against the They are carrying hundreds of the finest pilots America can pro powerful units trained in landing hardy infantry the American As the convoys move westward along the closely guarded life line to the Japanese are shooting out great tentacles of naval and air power six and seven thousand miles into the Paci toward Australia the United In some areas the tentacles con sist of longrange In others they are made up of air craft carriers loaded with power ful bombing and torpedo DETAINED BY FBI SAN March 7 FBI agents detained additional prisoners today after the most far flung drive in several weeks against possible fifth columnists in northern The latest figures were more than 60 aliens arrested in raids on 31 Members of two Japan ese secret societies were the par ticular objects in the FBI men moved as the army worked out details of a new to be issued that will clear aliens and AmericanJapanese from certain prohibited military areas in Washington and The army already has established two reception centers for evacuees in southeastern one in the Owens River and an other alongside the Colorado River in the Parker DamBlythe The western defense command and fourth army headquarters said that evacuation plans would at tempt to minimize the disruption of normal life among both those re quired to move and those remain ing in the affected The Pacific coast program is proceeding along American in accordance with John De witts plan of tempering stern mil itary necessity with every practic able safeguard for individual and property the army Inside the resettlement the army the evacuees will be al lowed to live with a minimum of Raid Wardens Must Get Acquainted Kuney Says in Making Appointments With the appointment of more precinct air raid wardens city today an nounced that one of the important duties of the various area and post wardens would be to get acquainted with each other and with the residents of their Once the wardens of the city are the precinct wardens will interview their deputy wardens who will call on their station war The station wardens will visit the ten or 15 houses in theii dis introduce themselves and ex plain air raid warning They also will instruct residents to clear refuse out of attics and to assemble equipment for fighting The latest air raid warden ap pointments The boundar es of the various posts in the pre cincts appear under the names of Jie post wardens and the boundar es of the areas are listed under the names of area The terri tory for the station wardens to cover also is PRECINCT Harold Warden 312 Front Street Phone 948M POST Carl 814 Clin W side E side N side E side of S side AREA Chester 116 E side S side W side N side Bristol STATION Chester Wes gater 116 E side Main to Nside Bristol STATION Charles 109 E side W side Broad STATION 922 N side E side S side to Page 6 Javas Defenders Last Stand In Offensive Against United Nations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS at the end of a line without for his Time is the 7 A United Nations factor we have to deal with against Japan from Australian given in association Indian bases is being planned our can drive the Washington and Tokyo and tion reaching the officials proceeded government at Canberra said plans for calling all men up the age of 60 for war either The commonwealth combatants or in labor has been informed these that the United Nations command is planning to assemble its maximum strength in the southwest Pacific at the earliest EXPLODES moment for such an Japanese planes again bombed Port Moresby and on the southern and 100 HURT eastern coasts of New about 300 miles from Loaded With Cape Their attacks came after Australian bombing of High Explosives yesterday at Japanese air bases Live Ammunition capital of Dutch and New THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Speaking at March Minister of Supply John persons were killed and more said within the past week 100 were reported injured plete organization for allied here today when a truck load tegy in the Pacific has been with pounds of high ex ed and live ammunition The enemy has a long fire and The line which we can leaving detonation shook the for miles A hotel a filling and a tavern were Most of the casualties were bystanders who had watched the at first involved in a high FIRE intersection burn for almost two hours before State Highway Patrolman Bobbitt said the heard miles occurred at 3 Administration Building autotruck collision took place at and firemen sum Magnesium Firm in from nearby Selma and had succeeded in extin Vegas the fire in the automobile they were forced to return By THE ASSOCIATED their stations for LAS March and persons in the Windwhipped flames Talton hotel and Gurkins the administration in the roadside community of the Basic Magnesium as the flames gained head last The again and soon consumed the financed by the Plant is scheduled the truck exploded oegin producing magnesium Luke Cappss filling warplane factories about June 150 yards and behind Lawrence head I was sitting in my car was McNeil Construction to the Bobbitt the said he sabotagebecause the flames car was demolished and only ed in a corner where the grace of God amI living to whip them throughthe the He did whether injured were taken to the neers plans and county hospital here and An acquaintance said Goldsboro 20 miles would be the chief object of at both hospitals were tage in the administration The latter added that cause designers were racing to keep ahead of he doubted whether duplicates SMASH AT been c AV it i m ml A i The first magnesium R DMA Duilding is scheduled to be in DUKIKIfl for production in late Five thousand men are employed in construction Mechanized Forces Other buildings were not Into Battle aged and no one was included engineering March 7 Camou ment and office equipment of tanks which recently arriv contractors and the Basic in Rangoon with fresh Scottish nesium and other riflemen played McNeil said the to major role in a British counter used in the manufacture of against the Japanese hi the a substitute for sector of miles in the aircraft would of it was reported reconstructed Crews working on other reports said the British ngs of the plant fought the cost the Japanese considera The area has under close guard by employees communique announcing he contractor during the tanks were in action per the disclosure that they arrived in Rangoon only re 2 10 and the appearance of the mechanized forces at the front was said to have heartened the fighters vi ft Burma N CTDFf T Japanese have not yet pro No muL run any armored vehicles to W 1Mb I Vil 1 1 1 what the British have MEXICO March 7 into the The level Two persons were killed and country west of the Sit wounded in street fighting River is ideal for tanks and by the use of was said they might prove a de butts and tear gas bombs as factor if they could continue and striking college receive some protection against clashed here last dive The dead were Police communique also said that Adolfo who was found bombing attacks had a dagger in his and carried out by British bomb 18yearold hotel against enemy communica ployee who was struck in the particularly staff ach by a stray Eight students were three by A fireman and Made to Inc woman pedestrian were the other in Bliss The fighting devejoped when to Telegram ficers sought to halt March Con marching upon President Avila over the lagging beet con machos palace to demand with growers in the Bliss of Education Minister Octavio representatives of the jar They declared Lakes Sugar Company held administration was too meeting here last night to plan method whereby additional Down with Vejar Vazquez can be signed before the the student rallying There were nine Schmitt of general the students were permitted of the was in gather in front of the of the meeting and the prin palace for addresses by their speakers were the county The demonstration was agents from phase of a student strike which and Lucas counties in tier up six colleges and arts which serve the Findlay and crafts plants of the The ministry of education had district manager of the sued a statement yesterday Walter the strikers were deceived by of the board of directors Police Chief Miguel the Blissfield Beet Growers As tinez blamed the demonstration and Felix of beet The ten field men Vejar former the Blissfield district also at succeeded Luis a minister of decided Ohio men described the ist several months of promotion which have and many teachers and close cooperation be employees of the Sanchez Ponton following have since lost their the growers and the plant operators in the indicated the were counting JAPANESE HAVE SPLIT THE ISLAf IN TWO All Its Western End Except Bandoeng in Invaders Hands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 7 battered Java reported cut in defenders of the last allied stronghold in the southwest Pacific dung stubbornly today to mountain positions and fought the fury of the Japanese attack with all their tiring Japanese troops sweeping across Java from the Rembang beachhead invasion base have reached the south coast on the Indian the German radio quot ing Tokyos This advance apparently was in the area of Jog 15 miles from the south the fall of which was ac knowledged yesterday by the The troops defending the once important naval base of where demolitions have been re ported carried and other posi tions of eastern thus appear to have been isolated from the main defense force which is regrouping for a desperate stand around Ban Virtually an the western end of the 622mile long island has fallen to the Japanese except Bandoeng and its immediate The German quoting To kyo advices said prepara tions for an allout assault on Ban doeng had been completed and that decisive operations could be expected Dutch sources defenders heavily on three inland defense posi tions in the Magelang and The great Java plain running 600 miles along the north coast has been almost en tirely evacuated or overrun by the No Reinforcements Expected Hope for substantial reinforce ments reaching the island was said to be Dispatches reported the last usable on the south been blasted and destroyed by the It appeared impossible to send ships into The Dutch have concentrated much water and war material in 60 miles southeast of The city now is in the front with the of can non to the north plainly audible and with a full blackout in The smell of burning paper was in the air as government officers destroyed the third largest city in The Netherlands East is on the Preanger feet above the and is surround ed by heights of to Infantry may reach the jungle clad slopes around Bandoeng but they are impassable for tanks and heavy Magelang is 240 miles east of BataviaAbout feet above sea it is surrounded by moun tains The third potential defense is about feet above sea 400 miles east of Batavia and 75 miles south of the Soer abaja naval Mountains around Malang vary from feet to Official circles said the allied ef fectives hi Java were outnumbered probably 5 to with the Japanese holding a virtual monopoly in the A Bandoeng dispatch to the Lon don Daily Mailsaid bold at tempt of the Dutch commander leading the allied Hem Ter to smash the invasion in its earliest stages has failed and it must be admitted he is experiencing some difficulty in extracting and reorganizing his tired troops for Realizing the Japanese in vaders are pressing their attacks with the utmost Men and ma terials are being switched from other areas and concentrated for a direct assault against Bandoeng everywhere there are signs of prep aration for the Although the productive ca pacity of the Ohio factory is con siderably smaller than the Bliss field acres of beets already have been contracted in that Acreage signed by the Blissfield plant to date is less than The plant has processed as high as acres and the goal for this year was placed at The Blissfield area is said to be the only district which is lagging in contracted In view of the urgent need for a total production of sugar as a food and a munition of it was decided to make a final effort to sign the total amount of A meeting was called for Monday morning at 10 oclock in the Great Lakes offices between the board of directors of the beet growers asso company and the Ohio county agricultural agent for San dusky Carl county agent for Ottawa county agent of Lucas and Joost agreed to Page ;