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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Snow Squalls rao MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 a NAZIS IN In Paris Work ing for Germans Suffer Heavy Bombing RUHR VALLEY ATTACKED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Striking at industrial centers be hind the German lines on a round theclock smashed at the Ruhr valley in force last the British announced The assault came after a day light raid on the Matford plant at Poissy second RAF assault in six days on factories in the Paris area supplying the Ger man war was de scribed as on much the same scale as the heavy pounding of the Renault works near Paris last Tuesday night The aircraft went out late and reports are not yet in but it is be lieved the results an authoritative statement the home of the Krupp Munitions was said to have been the main Flames spurting so high that lowflying British fliers could look up at were left by the RAF Bt the Matford plant The motor truck eight miles west of the Germanoccupied French reputed to produce 20 trucks a day for was hit directly by British bombs and pthefs burst in an adjacent truck the air ministry The carried out in bright daylight virtually unopposed by the German air was the capping blow of a busy week end tor the PAF illustrating the ad vance of Colonel the ra dio voice of the VforVictory to Keep away from any work that is helping the Ger The Royal Air Force is coming again more and more Great Fires Started Canadian airmen began the series Saturday night with a smash which scattered great fires in the dock area of St the Ger manheld French submarine a compact bombing force was making the main raid yester other RAF units bombed a power station at near Lille railroad yards at Abbeville and destroyed two German fight British planes still were on the offensive over enemy territories last night A German announcement salt a number of points in Westerr Germany were It said there were civilian Fliers in yesterdays raid in the Paris region said they flew to Poissy so low they could Frenchmen waving them on from many yet they encount ered only three and these only after the British had picked out their target in bright sunlight and unloaded their One rear gunner in the attack sequel to the two hour raid last Tuesday night on factories along the Seine near that flames an dust from explosions at Poissy sprang higher than his The British said they lost only one bomber and two fighters in the Sunday daylight German bombers last nigh made sporadic forays over Britain mainly over the east and north east coasts of Bomb caused a small number of casual including one person killed the government and one o the invading bombers was de SPREAD MAPLE SYRUP FRON March 9 gans maple syrup front normally confined to the central and south ern sections of the is spread Ing The State Conservation Depart ment reported today impendin sugar rationing has prompted ap plication for permission to tap m pie trees in the Hardwood and Fif Lake state SHIP MAKES PORT AFTER TORPEDOING NEW GUINEA IS ffJHH ustralian Planes Attack Them Direct Hits Scored 1 On Invasion Armada A submarine itself could sail through the torpedo hole in the side of this unnamed ship which sur vived a submarine attack and steamed into port with most of its gasoline cargo intact NIACARWS FOE Reports Act as Result of His Failure to Break Bataan Lines March 9 Masaharu the Tapanese commanderinchief in he Philippines has committed sui persistent reports said ause of his failure to smash AmericanFilipino The reports were eloquent testi mony to the extent that General Douglas MacArthur has upset the Japanese timetable for conquest in the General who relayed the information about Homma to the War Department emphasized that the reports were not yet completely verified but emanated from sources hitherto regarded as Because the undercover system whereby MacArthur obtains infor mtion from behind the enemy lines las been uncanny in its efficiency n the past the capital was inclined o place considerable faith in the reports that General Homma had committed According to these the War Department communiqufe the Japanese generals suicide was motivated by the fact that his numerically superior forces had seen unable to destroy the Amer can and Philippine defenders of Bataan and The funeral rites of the late Japanese these reports were held on 26 in Ma nila and were attended by personal representatives of Emperor Hiro after which General Hommas ashes were flown to Japan for in terment An interesting and ironic detail of the story is that the suicide and funeral rites occurred in the suite at the Manila hotel occupied by MacArthur prior to the evacuation of In the same MacArthur told how American artillery in hid den positions inflicted heavy casual ties on a Japanese oregiment en route to the Bataan front The regiment some was moving up in a caravan of 90 trucks 22 HURT N TRAIN CRASH March 9 Seven persons were dead and 22 required hospitalization after a leadon collision of two Frisco passenger one a troop here Among the dead were four of 230 army recruits from Camp being moved on the special which crashed into the eastbound Will Rogers on a Some Frisco officials blam ed a mixup in signals for the Eighteen most of them i a wooden first of six on the required hospitaliza Four trainmen also were hospitalized and a number of others were treated at the scene or minor when the opened American batteries MacArthur said 29 of the enemy trucks and most of their occupants were indi cating casualties of 700 or Truckload of Milk Spills Over Road A truckload of milk was spilled over the highway when a truck driven by Arch 60 years of Route tip per over about 10 oclock Saturday morning on M34 a halfmile west of Sheriffs officers said that about 50 cans of milk were only one of the cans on the loaded truck being The who was not hurt said he lost control of the truck after going on to the soft road Air Raid Wardens PRECINCT FOCR Robert Warden 147 East Maple Avenue Phone POST 709 E side Spring both sides W side N side AREA 115 N side Hunt W side Main to City limits STATION 601 N side W side Main to Bent Oak STATION Elmer 123 both sides Bent Oak STATION Robert 131 both sides Henry STATION Otto 115 W side AREA 135 both N side W sides side S side Hunt STATION Percy 103 both sides N side W side S side Hunt STATION Brad U5 E side N side Butler STATION James BATAAN CHIEF General Tamashita Transfer red to Philippines March 9 The War Department announcec today that the Japanese conqueror of General Tomoyuk had been transferred to command of the invaders in the General Lieutenant Yamashita General succeeds Masaharu 156 Hunt W side S side Hunt POST 241 both sides S side W side N side Maumee AREA 114 W E side N side W side S side Butler STATION Ed Cle ment 114 1073 both sides N side Maple both sides S side Butler STATION Raymond Everiss 145 Front both sides Maple STATION Ed 427 W side Broad STATION 134 N side Front STATION Albert Mietz 148 S side AREA 160 Front sides N side W side S side Front STATION Alvin 205 both sides both sides To ledo STATION Arch 160 Front W side S side Front Resignation of Duncan As Dog Warden Accepted Lenawee countys board of super risors opened its annual March ses the last of the fiscal with a brief meeting this morning at the court Six of the supervisors were ab sent this including the chairman Merrill Taylor of Wood stock Albert Tecumseh township supervisor and vice chairman of the presid ed in Taylors Included among communications read to the board by Clerk Robert King was a letter from Law rence Duncan announcing his resignation as Adrian city dog war The resignation was accepted jy the who has served as city dog warden and city constable n Adrian since said today he intends to hand in his res gnation as constable this afternoon to the city who had been a member of the city police force and Jie sheriffs force before holding lis present said that he is unable to perform his duties under a reduced license fee system for dogs which the supervisors put into effect in At that Duncans fee for licensing Adrian dogs was reduced from 25 cents to ten The reduction amounted to a 300 per year de crease in Duncan which amounted to about the sum needed to operate his automobile in connection with various phases of the Duncan said that he was re signing as constable because that position does not pay enough to do that work The constables main duty is to serve court Duncan said that he has no definite plans for the MISSlAlrlTE ISDEAOpOISON Had Been Assistant Cashier of Bank for 26 Years Special O The Telegram March Cora who for 26 years was bookkeeper and assistant cashier of the Addison State Savings cied Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock in the Community hospital where she had been a patient since last Miss Foote was born at Cobles and with her parents moved to in 1884 She was associated with her father who was a pension for 14 and came to Addison 29 years She retired from the bank years ago because of ill For many years she made her home with Miss Flaude Cleve president of the Miss Foote was a member of Faith Order of the Eastern She is survived only by a sister inlaw George Foote of The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock in the Charles Brown Son Funeral Home and the burial will in Hillsdale The rence Taylor and the D McLouth will who is reported to have committed suicide because of chag rin over his failure to destroy General Douglas MacArthurs out numbered defending Yamashita received the surrender of Singapore at the conclusion o the rapid Japanese drive down th length of the long Malayan penin His troops succeeded agains the British with infilter ing tactics such as have failed com pletely against who i credited by military men with hold ing a strong natural General Yamashita was the lead er of the Japanese mission Ber lin which studied Nazi offensivi methods last He was made a supreme military council on his return to Tokyo anc was reported to have spread the results of his European observa tions throughout the Japanese He was given command o the Japanese forces in China am then was shifted to leadership o the Malayan Yamashita is regarded as an out standing and potential candidati or future minister of becausi his service as chief of thi military affairs section of th var department and his forme command of the third infan try regiment to which Prince Chi chibu the emperors brother was once Turn to Page 7 TWO LANDINGS ARE MADE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mon ay March forces ave effected landings at two laces on the northeast of New Guinea nder the guns of warships despite rong resistance by Australian the air ministry an ounced Direct hits were scored on ves els of the invasion the nnouncement but it was no1 mmediately clear whether any of he ships had been The first Japanese landing was ffected early yesterday t The second landing was effectec hortly afterward at 35 miles lOrth of Salamaua under cover of bombardment from a squadron f Japanese cruisers and destroy Japanese bombers also were said o have aided in covering the land ng Australians Attack Soon after the Salamaua land the air ministry Austral an warplanes made a low lying attack on the fleet of war hips and Conditions were with isibility greatly but ear y reports show direct hits despite uitiaircraft the communi Japanese aircraft attempted un uccessfully to intercept the Aus ralian all of which re urned safely to base after com ileting their said the an nouncement Turn to Page 7 LAKE FILLS RAPIDLY AFTERJAY OF RAIN Water Behind New City Dam Already 18 Feet Deep The heavy rains turn ing into snow Over furnish ed Adrian with a preview today o what the new artificial lake to b impounded by the new dam o Wolf Creek will look Despite the fact that the valve in the dam are open and water i pushing through them with grea water was impounded be hind the dam to a depth of 18 fee at noon today and still was rising Almost overnight the wide reek valley west of the dam which was being cleared of tree and brush preparatory to converi ing it into a huge water reservoi was transformed into a mudd Trees and brush that ha been cut but not cleared awa floated on the surface of the wa along with rubbish from th former city dump on the south sic of the water works su estimated today tha the manmade lake is between on third and one half filled which in he just how fast th water will be stored up when th reservoir is cleared and the dam gates are The flooding of the reservoir ha halted all affecting not onl the clearing operations in the re ervoir but also the erection of a island on which it is planned to in stall one of the steel towers carry ing Consumers Power power At the present tim temporary wooden poles hav been erected around the island 1 carry the high tension lines unti the permanent tower can b The rainfall yesterday totaled 83 hundredths With the added precipitation furnished by the snowfall this the total was about one inch at noon Freezing temperatures made roads slippery under the snow to NEl War Falls To Japs But Javas Defenders Wont Give Up VICTORY AT SEA Watches Guns Shoot Japs from Sky tEdltorV Note The following li an eyewitness account of therecen engagement between United States naval and atr arms and Japanese bombers in th Hornets Nest of Japanese man date The battle came sev ral weeks after the fleet iuccessful raid on the Marshall am Gilbert It was after tha raid that Tokyo sarcastically in ited a task force to return to the Hornets Nest in the By TOM YARBROUGH WITH the Fleet in the Pa 20 Delayed lame and smoke and thunder o bombs and guns have died awaj now and the score is It is a magnificent victory fo Jncle Twenty Japanese heavy bombers came out to get us am all but two were shot into the sea We lost two planes but rescued on Not a single surface vesse was The outstanding fliers were Lieu enant Edward Henry Butch O 28yearold Missourian who was credited with assisting ii the destruction of at least six en emy and his squadron lead a 36yearold native of AT The commander of this task re ported that the entire squadro atacked the enemy with deter mination and skill and deadly ef Take Fight to Enemy This spectacular battle of plane against planeprotected ships wa our first brush with the Japanes in these their own fron door about miles from Pear It bore out the recen statement of Admiral Chester W commander in chief of th Pacific that we would carry the fight to the enemy across thi trackless battlefield of square Turn to SKA Page 2 AUCTIONS March Public sale west of Syl Linehan auction See on Market March north of Ri Fred on Market See RETAKESYCHEVKA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 9 soldiers fighting unceasingly in th snow to weaken the expected Ger man spring offensive were repor ed today to have captured th city of driving a wedg midway between the Germar strongholds of Rzhev and Vyazm on the central front Dispatches from the wintry bai tie line told of the sweep of th Red army into the city125 mile due west of Moscow after a two day battle in which it was state virtually all of the men the German 48th division wer wiped out Sychevka is on the 70mile north south rail line connecting Rzhe and The Russians were said to b meeting more and more reserves on the central Hitler drawing heavily on h strength in the deep Turn to Page 7 I Single Military Purchasing Agency Is Recommended MUST BEAT FOES OUTPUT March 9 V centralized purchasing gency to furnish all military sup the death grapple of to al war was demanded today congressional committee sharp y critical of the nations produc ion effort Failure to organize the domes ic front of the battle of produc jon has already been translated into serious defeats for our own said a report by the House Committee on defense mi headed by Tolan Maintaining that the United states had not even begun to match Italy and Japan n the committee said his was traceable to our inabil y to comprehend the nature and cope of modern warfare and the ength to which our enemies have gone to prepare The which spent nonths studying problems of la lor and supply and materiel pro mrement recommended Creation of a special techni al division under the civilian pro urement agency to maintain an uptodate complete inventory on ndustrial the supply of iritical and the supply if Labormanagement cooper ation through joint re gional and plant committees head id by a paid government in production and procurement Our said the are operating along the inner and even our defensive oper ations to hold them in check re uire deploying our forces around he For such warfare we shall need not merely to equal the iutput of our enemies but to sur lass that output three or foui Turn to Page 7 Second McKay Trial Opens Today March 9 months since another jury had ad mitted its failure to agree on a ver the second trial of Republican National Committeeman Frank McKay and codefendants in the overnments mail fraud case ipened Over the weekend thedefense had lost its motion for quashing of the entire although Federal Judge Shackelford of Louisville had thrown out me of the eight Judge Miller quashed that count in which the government charged hat stock transacation had een carried out to hide a transfer of in alleged shakedown money obtained from The mail fraud accusations are based m an alleged shakedown of Attorneys therefore in predicted that the quashing of the one count would shorten the present trial The first which ended last July when the jury gave consumed wo They Are Formed Into Labor Units By SCHEDLER WITH THE USAFFE on Bataan March 6 Delayed treated with Filipinos formed into labor Dattalions by the Japanese con querors of Luzon are reported be ing subjected to an existence com parable in some instances to that of medievalgalley So report members of the little body of patriots who from time to time have managed to elude Japa nese patrols in the occupied terri tory and make their dangerous waj to this peninsula of still free land where Douglas MacArthur holds against the One of these daring fugitives is Father a chaplain in th Philippine army who was capturec while trying to rejoin his unit after the fall of Another is a civilian employed at Corregido island fortress who fell into enem hands while searching for his fam He is now back on his old Father an unassuming cleric perhaps in his middlethir was assigned by his captors tc labor squad engaged in rebuild ing a Supervising the job was a tall blond German wearing a Japanes uniform whom the churchman rec ognized as a former Th German gave orders to a Japanes army who appeared to b second in Father Ingal said the days wpr began at dawn and continued uhti with a brief rest period a Every only once a day worker was given a hand ful of rice and told to prepare i The laborers were grant ed a short time to go to the stream to obtain muddy water for and drinking but were not per mitted salt or allowed to catch th small native fish to eat with thei At Japanese headquarters near by Father Ingal observed Japanes women in plain uniforms doing th work of orderlies and mess attend The chaplain asked on Filipino laborer how long he ha been in the camp and received th reply that all track of time ha been lost Among the Father In gall was a small group o Japanese residents of the Philip These all able to speai the native were regardec by with suspicion a not completely sincere ac herents to the Japanese greate east Asia RANGOON JAPANESESAY By THE ASSOCIATED Imperial Japanese headquar ters announced today the fall of capital of to the Wth the fall of Im perial headquarters the main objective of Japanese operations on the Burma front has been at Rangoon was the port of entry for war materiel and sup plies transported through Burma and into China over the Burma road for the forces of Generalis simo Chiang The Japanese advance into Burma from Thailand already had destroyed the usefulness of this supply line for the Chinese before Japanese land forces even were threatening the capture of Ran goon The end of the life line already had been anticipated some weeks ago in the plans of the United Na tions and General Chiang Kai Shek made a special trip to India in which arrangements for alter native supply routes through India to China were British reports said the center of fighting on the Burma front still was in the Pegu 40 miles north of where British tanks were bearing the brunt of a defensive stand directed by Lieut newly appointed commander in Turn to Page 7 own radio at Bandoeng was lefiant farewell at Eastern War Tune Saturday Goodbye til better Long ive the No Surrender Dutch had been given orders beforehand or no surrender and their proud countrymen here were sure that none had laid down his arms ex in isolated cases a local commander may lave been obliged to yield in or der to avoid useless But hi the said one Dutch informant we are hanging he acknowledged that hanging on may prove an accur ate description for the fighting In dies Australian and have been bucking overwhelming enemy power for more than a fight ng against an enemy stronger aloft and afloat The Dutch were of the possibility of a stand on Java paralleling that of General Mac Bataanv They expected guerrilla fighting in the fastnesses of Javas moun ains to the slowing up the Japanese and making them pay dearly in men and they Java affords its be eaguered defenders no Bataan with a Corregidor at its CJP OF 8 8 More Reported Dead in An other Plane Mishap March 9 Cat alina flying boat bomber crashec into the Columbia River near Tongue in an attempt ed takeoff killing a nav al lieutenant and seven enlisted On the other side of the conti the Army disclosed one of its bombers had been missing since Thursday on a routine flight over North Carolina and its crew of eight men was believed to have been The only man to escape death in the Tongue Point crash was the Ensign Garret Fort who was thrown clear as the plane nosed Sal vage operations were the plane PHYSICIAN DEAD March 9 ff Dr Walter this com munitys oldest practicing physi died Sunday in Foote hospit al from effects of a fractured hip received in a March Spicer was a member of the first graduating class of the Uni versity of Michigans threeyear course in after which he practiced in and New York before coming to Jack ison in The last direct word from Javas the The deal involved the transfer remain f in stock of the Grand Rapids Brewing The government charged that in hakedown money was paid to Mc Kay by Isadore Schwartz and Charles two of the defend All eight counts had been sus tained by Judge Arthur vho presided in the first in acting on a similar defense mo The defense argued that the ederal grand jury had not con sidered the subject of mail fraud during its constituted term and that FLEESpSTRALIA Van Mook Says There Is No Question of Abandon ing Java By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 9 war capital of The Netherlands East has GovernorGeneral Hubertus Van Mook said in an interview to Reuters reported Van Mook of The Netherlands East Indies and 14 members of the islands govern ing council had arrived here by air plane from Netherlands circles here said they knew Van Mook and other Dutch officials had left but they declared There is no question of The Netherlands East Indies govern ment abandoning Governor General Tjarda Van Starkenborgh The Axis claims were varied and ndirect but their gist was that Jie Dutch had asked for terms and cessation of hostilities on all A Domei broadcast from luoting Japanese army authorities n the captured capital of the reported that a sixpoint proclamation had been issued there setting up an military ad the agency replaced Dutch civil made Dutch cur rency and Japanese military notes egal and pledged security for inhabitants who comply with occupation rule and severe penal ties for those who do not The only official claim from im perial headquarters was that south ern Sumatra had fallen under complete Japanese domination with the occupation of Djambi about 140 miles northwest of and seizure of all oil fields in the Djambi ACROSS in Heavy Blizzard Is Raging Upper Peninsula By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A storm which drove tempera tures downward 15 degrees and more overnight turned rain to sleet and snow in most of the Lower Peninsula today and bowed down communications lines and made travel contributing di rectly to at least four The highway department report ed snow was general throughout the Lower becoming as much as two feet deep in north eastern Sault Marie reported a heavy blizzard was sweeping the Upper pil ing up the snow until it taxed road maintenance crews to keep open lanes wide enough for oneway Ice and slushclogged rivers were at flood stage in the Saginaw River center of the The Saginaw River was two feet higher than normal in the city of Saginaw and its tributaries over ran their banks at several places in the sheriffs used rowboats to remove three Mexican families from homes in the flooded low At least two families mained to be removed Flood water from the Cass River was eight inches deep on M83 in the village of Frankenmuth and at the intersection of M30 and two miles west of There was about eight inches of snow in rural Turn to Page 2 ;