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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmef MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Highway to Penetrate Wilder ness and Enter Alaska North of Yukon River ROUTE COVERS MILES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Missouri engineer with a distin guished record in the United States William is the boss for construction of the long projected Alaska The army engineers said that engineer under Colonel already have arrived in Dawson British where the first main base will be established for survey and construc tion of a pioneer road over the route of nearly That job the Public Roads Administration will move in to binld a crushedrock motor highway 24 feet following the pioneer road constructed by the This pioneer said one en gineer officer will be and not much It is to make possible the movement of heavy equipment needed for the highway construc The route selected for the high announced last week in Ot tawa by Prime Minister MacKen zie is not the picturesque coastal road long discussed as a major attraction for military factors dictated selection of an inland route which will traverse the wilderness of the Yukon territory and enter Alaska at well to the north of Yukon At Dawson west of Ed the engineers will establish their southernmost or base of in the will be the northern and survey Ing and construction crews will work north and southeast from Beginning at pawson where it will connect with the existing Canadian highway the Alaska highway will stretch northwestward through Fort St John and Fort British to Watson just north of the Yukon boundary from lower British Face Difficult Task From Watson Lake the highway will go west to and from there northwest to The difficulties are suggested by the fact that this latter nearly 600 miles in a straight goes through territory which in large part has never been Boundary will be the northern most point on the which will drop from there southwest ward to Big Delta on the Tanana about 75 miles southeast of A highway already con nects Big Delta with Turn to Page 2 The Lenawee county board of meeting in the fifth day of their annual March voted this morning to purchase all the necessary office supplies which will be needed by the county ra tioning Harry county rationing asked that the county provide the saying that they would not be provided by state or federal Supplies that will be needed include filing typewriters and other similar Other business before the board this morning included only the routine reporting of bills against the Yesterday afternoon the board merely met and ad Warrants Signed Against Dentists March 13 State Board of Dentistry initiated today its first prosecution under a 1939 state law banning certain types of advertising by On the complaint of Henry chief investigator for the Wayne County Prosecutor William Dowling recommend ed and Recorders Judge Mc Kay Skillman signed warrants against four Detroit The four charged with violating the dental art are Joseph John C Raymond Dix and Samuel The violations charged include newspaper neon signs larger than the law the placement of dentures in show advertising ol prices and credit and display or por tions of the human head in signs or show Because of referendums and Su preme Court the 1939 act did not become effective until last It makes a first offense a high punishable by a maximum penalty of and one year in ELECTIONS ORDERED March 13 Collective bargaining elections among employees of the Oliver Machine BaldwinTuf field Grand production was ordered today by the Labor Relations HALFSHIP TIED UP FOR REPAIRS Tied up at a dock awaiting repairs is the Amer ican tanker The fore portion of the ship was kept afloat by watertight bulkheads after dam age at sea had caused the ship to break in QUTPUTSPEDS UP But Shortage of Tool and Die Workers Presents Serious Problem March 13 implement production in the auto motive industry is beginning to speed Ernest chief of the automotive War Pro duction said but he reiterated that a shortage of tool and die workers still presented a serious problem in the industrys war We cant eliminate the blackout on assembly lines unless we first eliminate the blackout in the tool Tool rooms must work full Dlast around the America demands that this job je It will not be hampered by labor or Kanzler recently said that ool and die makers are employed n tool shops in the Detroit 3ut that twice that number would not be too many for the job A proposal for meeting the short age contemplates the upgrading of workmen in all classifications in the automobile making tool and die workers out of men next jelow that highest grading among automobile plant workers and so on down the This plan had been opposed by the United Automobile Workers CIO because of wage rate dif erences between tool and die mak ers employed in job shops and those in the automobile An agree ment on wage stabilization was an nounced about three weeks but other differences subsequently We thought we had this settled several times but every time some one kicked over the Kanz ler A representative of the abor division of the WPB is here now to give us the We must have this settled right Citing numerous instances where machine tools temporarily idle in one plant or currently engaged in secondary work had been shifted to factories where they were vital y Kanzler said Getting all the interested parties together in these new and farflung programs has proved a great aid n advancing He told of one Detroit company that prior to February had made only a few center wings for bomber but now is on a production basis and by midApril will surpass he was ac complished through complete cooperation of plant army air corps officers and technical men of the War Production Board Work Stoppages Called Traitorous March 13 Andrew May DKy last night termed traitors those respon sible for work stoppages in Amer icas war This war will be as certainly won upon the production lines in the mills and factories of this coun try as upon the world wide battle the chairman of the House Military Affairs Com mittee and the man who strikes or delays at the flaming at the riveting ma chine or on the production line is a worse traitor than the coward who deserts under May spoke at a state convention of the Daughters of the American Discussing the he said It is my it is it is every bodys job and if we fail or falter in this sacred what penalties shall we pay for that failure Bound up in this job are the hopes and aspirations of the whole hu man Attempt to Consolidate Front North of Rangoon March 13 ish and Chinese troops attempting to consolidate a front along the Toungoo 80 miles north of have joined forces for the first time in the battle of Bur a military commentator said Contact between the armies was made halfway between Pegu and 45 miles apart on the RangoonMandalay he British troops continuing to withdraw from South Burma were reported to have established a Eront on the Prome Road near about 60 miles lorth of Rangoon where the situa tion was described as The commentator said he was not able to estimate the number of Chinese who effected a liaison with the Details of the operation may be available tomor he The Chinese fighting beside the British were described as Very ood troops and equipped with plenty of small The com mentator that they lacked heavier types of equipment such as RETURNS TO VICHY Unoccupied France March 13 Fetain re turned to Vichy today after several days of rest on the during which he and Vice Premier Ad miral Jean Darlan visited the bat tleship Dunkerque at Toulon and conferred at Villeneuve Loubet General Maxime Weygand and Prince Louis of SUPPLY BILL March 13 A high administration source said today that President Roosevelt was considering veto of the farm supply bill because it bans disposal of government controlled stocks of farm products at less than The President was beaten both in Senate and House on his plea that the prohibition be eliminated to help prevent a further rise in the cost of He was report ed to believe that only by a veto could he win his The Senate recently passed and sent to the House a simple bill con taining the The which is still considering the appropria tion has refused to remove a clause to prohibit the Commodity Credit Corporation using any ad ministrative funds in connection with sales of its surplus slocks be low with minor A veto would mean that the carrying money for the Administrations farm programs beginning July would be re turned to Congress for further Legislators said that it would have to be approved in some form soon after that date to avoid suspension of farmer ben efit A strong economy bloc late yes terday slashed a total of 264 from the funds the bill pro vides for the BankheadJones farm tenant and then attempted to trim an additional from the Administrations rural rehabil itation Tarver in charge of the succeeded in postponing until today a vote of the 000 but his hope of sav ing that appeared DIES IN CHAIR March 13 Washington convicted of burning his wife to death and accused of destroying his five children in the same died in Kilby prisons electric chair early Gibsons plea for clemency was denied yesterday by Governor Frank Gibsons wife and five children perished in the familys flameswept home at the night of April President Believes They Are in Danger of Sabotage March 13 Numerous some of which have been kept were said by President Roosevelt today to have led to a belief that govern ment buildings here and around the country might be he told a press con orders have been issued to the proper authorities to guard against sabotage as well as to pro vide for The President said the cost of do ing this probably would be which Congress will be asked to He said he did not know whether additional guards would be the an swer to the problem of preventing Replying to Roose velt said that he favored the con at least on an experi mental of dormitories which could be used by single persons who are coming to Washington by the thousands for wartime It is part and parcel of the prob lem of winning the war to provide adequate housing for these individ some of whom are suffering actual he financial ly and in being unable to find adequate living accommoda tions at reasonable What he has in mind is construc tion of dormitories on the a stretch of parkway extending from the Capitol to the and close to most government office He also has In mind construction of buildings which would house some 20 per sons each in individual separated by and provid ing a wardrobe and Roosevelt said it also seemed pretty sound to provide a center where incoming government work ers could obtain information on liv ing quarters without wearing out shoe leather or taking up the time of busy he a gen eral information now un der construction in the center of was his brain It will provide a he where a little business man who wants to sell for to govern ment can go to obtain in formation on whom he should Probably his problem can be clear ed up in a Roosevelt instead of his having to wander for a week around 15 or 20 government Members of Congress and their staffs also will be able to use this information center in handling new problems laid before them by con the President He said the project was justified by a large volume of complaints about the inadequacy of present and added that if it should prove to be unnecessary there are at least 10 other government agen cies which need space and could move into the RED ARMY PUSHING ON By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March voice of the Soviet declared today that the offensive this spring would be not and described the Nazi military machine as worn out from its costly fall drive and the battering it has received this Dispatches from the front said that the Germans were trying des perately to hold counteraT tacking repeatedly and at heavy but that the Red army still pushed if to the west Reports from the southern front said Marshal Timoshcnkos big Donets Basin instead of being halted by the counter at had wiped out two strong points and swept on into an un identified town where German bod ies littered the streets after a fierce Elsewhere on the southern front Russian artillery fire was said to have broken up a Rumanian coun ter The German counter blows were described as hardest in the Staraya Russa area where the 16th Nazi army is trapped and but that were said to have CounterAttack Fails On the central where the Red army is driving past Vyazma and Rzhev toward three companies of the 365th regiment of the German 211th infantry di vision were killed attempting a counter attack and a reserve bat talion of the same division was wiped the Russians They also reported a German ski battalion Russian authorities declared broadly today that Red army troops were breaking the resis tance of the German Fascists in their winter offensive merging now with aggressive preparations for spring The enemy is sustaining heavy losses in war equipment and man the Russian information bureau Turn to Page 9 CHARGES FANTASTIC TOKYO From Japanese Broad March IS government as serted today that British Foreign Secretary Anthony Edens charges of Japanese attrocities at Hong were utterly Hori told a press conference it was an amazing phenomenon for onceproud Britain to resort to tactics of spreading Nation Warned to Act or Learn To Eat Rice and Do GooseStep NEW March 13 Calling for an allout offensive against the Axis Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes de clared last night that we must either act or learn to eat rice and do the In a Town Hall of the Air pro gram broadcast over the Blue Ickes said in his pre pared address that neither the Nazis nor the Japs will know that they are licked on German territory and on Japanese terri they have felt the fist of Un cle Sam smash them the same way that it has smashed others who in vaded his murdered his cit or threatened his institu Ickes said that all Americans were willing to send all the sup plies possible and a limited num ber of troops to help the United Nations win the that some still were unwilling to go all but that I believe we are justi fied in affirming most of the American people are prepared in spirit for a total If they are he then our our the liberties gained for us by pur are at this moment in The Secretary asserted that the United States must think not only ef protecting the coastal cities which might be in danger of ene my but must drive the Japs headlong into the out of the lands and islands where they are an offense to decency because of their want of civilized and herd them through the very gates of Tokyo not merely to trade blows with the Nazi ma rauders at Aruba or in Chesapeake but to press the gangsters who would destroy us back throughBelgium and Holland and Norway and right across the Rhine into Berlin In football said America must carry the ball through the line and around the lines and around all MAN MILITARY Red News Agency Says Offen sive in Spring to Be Rus Not German Railroads Asked To Suspend Approved Freight Rate Boosts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March 13 The Office of Price Administration ask ed the nations railroads today to suspend approved freight rate in creases on ten large groups of including lumber and pig and gave no tice that it contemplated seeking cancellation of the entire rate in Assistant Price Administrator Dexter who said he was authorized to speak for the made the request in a speech pre pared for a meeting of the Rail road Committee of TwentyOne He said the increase would completely disrupt the scrap iron price r iling and several other price control efforts of The authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission but not yet in provides a 6 per cent boost on most industrial freight and 3 per cent on farm It was intended to com pensate for cost increases result ing from wage T AS STOVE EXPLODES An exploding gasoline stove started a fire at oclock yes terday afternoon that damaged a house trailer owned by Robert Travis and located at the Maple City Trailer Court just outside the city limits on West Maumee The rural truck of the Adrian fire department was called but the fire had been put out when the A fire extinguish er quickly brought the fire under Although furnishings near the stove and parts of the trailer were who was getting supper at the was not The damage is cov ered by King Nominated Chief of Navy March 13 Admiral Ernest King was for mally nominated by President Roosevelt today to be chief of nav al In a reorganization of the Navy high command announced earlier in the King took over the duties of chief of naval operations while retaining his job as comman derinchief of the United States An executive as another specifically au thorized the naval reorganization and the combination of commands under The order provides for a chief of staff who will have the rank of vice admiral and who will serve commanderinchief of the fleet in the absence or incapacity of Provision was made also for a vice chief of naval al so holding the rank of vice admir who will serve as acting chief when occasion Roosevelt submitted to the Senate the nominations of Rear Admirals Frederick Home and Russell Willson to be vice admir on the basis of the jobs they have been as as sistant to the chief of naval oper ations and Willson as chief of staff to the commander in chief of the they will be assigned to the new key Late Bulletins March 13 The House tentatively slashed agriculture appro priations bill cutting hi half the allotment for administrative ex penses and rants in the farm re habilitation The action on the reduction largest single cot thus far in the farm supply on a teller vote of 142 to i Jap Invasion Spearhead Swings Off On Tangent Into Solomon Islands Sunk in Sustained Attack on Convoy March 13 IP The admiralty announced today that three German submarines reported on January 3 to have been sunk in a sustained and determined at tack on a British convoy were the U434 and all com missioned in The announcement said the U 574 was destroyed on the morning of December by the Brit ish escort after the raider had attacked the convoy and sunk the former United States The Stanley had taken part the previous day in the destruction of the The admiralty said it was wor thy of note that each of these three Uboats had been in commis sion nearly six months but the ag gregate success achieved by all three consisted in sinking Stanley and one merchant The U574 was rammed by the the admiralty after her motors had been put out of ac tion by depth Her commander was reluctant to bring ship to the surface and it is reported that a heated al tercation broke out between the officers before the commanding of ficer was forced to give the order to blow the declared the Two officers and 25 out of a total of 43 aboard the were saved and are now prisoners of the admiralty The identified as Ober lieutenant Zur See was among those The commanded by Kor vettan Kapitan Arend had a complement of 48 officers and all of whom were the admiralty All but two of those aboard the U434 were reported saved and taken including the com Kapitan Lieutenant Wolf gang Keezer told the railroad men that the net revenues and oper ating income of Class I railroads in January showed such marked increase over last year that OPA would naturally be greatly in terested in the earnings record for the rest of the first If the earnings indicate that the railroads can absorb the wage increase which this freight in crease was designed to offset for the most we contemplate asking the Interstate Commerce Commission to revoke the rate in crease as a he Unopposed a First The OPA did not oppose the rate increase when ICC had it under Keezer because it then appeared to be The fact that some individual railroads were far behind the av erage in some showing up to 20 per cent would make a general cancellation of the increase burdensome to such he But if Keezer OPA will suggest direct subsidies out of the United States Treasury to sustain weak or will urge a study of financial pooling ar rangements which would permit the averaging of all rail earnings in determining wartime rate ques tions instead of basing decisions on the necessities of the less fav ored Besides the ten industrial items on which the rate increase sus pension was Keezer said OPA expected later to consider de creases in certain rates on foods which price officials believe to be excessively The ten products immediately concerned Blueprint For A New World The United States will emerge from the chaos of war into an era of unparalleled prosperity in which factories will run full tilt to sup ply the demands jf a world hungry for civilian That is the studied opinion of a group of financial and economic experts in Washington who are charting the postwar course of American They forsee a period in which world demand for ra prefabricated machinery and manufactur ed goods will keep labor busy once the transition to peacetime econ omy has been This is part of the story which Claude Wide World Service financial found in talking to experts and after weeks of The blueprints for already being drafted in not only call for increased production but likewise seek to eliminate the causes of war by giving all nations freedom of religion free dom from want and from On these the planners hope to thwart the aspirations of future dictators by absorbing the peoples instinctive aggressiveness in production in a world now pro ducing far too little of everything to meet the needs all Youll want to read Blueprint For A New a series of five ar ticles which will appear in the Tel beginning AUCTIONS March Auction north of See on Mar ket March Auction sale west ot Bliss George Seel on Market are Turn to Page 2 TO SIJTIN APRIL Each Person to Be Limited to Half Pound Per Week March 13 state rationing administration re ported today sugar rationing wil begin in Michigan about the se cond week in and that each person will be limited to one half pound of sugar per The start of rationing had been scheduled for March but the administration said more tune was required to distribute rationing The announcement said the make up of the booklets indicated other products may be rationed through the same The does not ap pear on the it was but the first eight stamps will al low the purchase of one pound of sugar and each stamp will be valid for two The administration urged every body to even though they had sugar on It is extre mely important to be cause the booklet is to be used for other things besides the administration If you have more than the maximum amount of sugar allowed a propor tionate number of stamps will be removed from the rationing book let when you receive Every Michigan school now is ready for the fourday registra tion the administration re School officials and ration ing administrators are attending a meeting in Detroit and wil attend another in Grand Rapids Monday to obtain final instruc FLAREJJPIN BRAZIL Show Windows of German Stores Shattered RIO DE March 13 throngs of Brazil ians assaulted big depart ment stores and other axis enter prises on Rios main avenues to day in hours of rioting after this largest Latin American republic had advanced to the edge of war by seizing many assets of Japanese and Italian Inflamed by the sinking of four Brazilian screaming crowds shattered the show windows of Ger man Department ripped out window and counter displays and forced other German firms to run up Brazilian Thousands milled in the broad Kill them1 Traitors Dogs Police Fire in Air Police at first did little to stop the firing a few shots in the but after two hours truck loads of red capped special police rumbled up with submachine guns and sawedoff Rioters snatched a pistol from one officer who fired it into the air during the to Page 2 RAAF Bombs JapaneseUsed Airfield on New Britains South Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March pans most advanced invasion spear apparently blunted momen tarily on the northeast New Guinea was reported offi cially today to have stabbed off at a tangent into the Solomon Islands in a new threat to the supply line from the United States and to the island bridge toward New The move was disclosed in an Australian air force communique which said a Japanese naval force was seen three days ago off on tiny Buka stepping stone from New Britain to the Smashing at the bases the Japa nese would need either for a thrust against Australia or southeast along the island the RAAF bombed the Japaneseused airfield at on New Britains south A communique said All our bombs fell in the target area and columns of smoke rose from the It added that Japanese fighter planes were beaten one was damaged and the raiders re turned safely with their ammuni tion almost There was no definite indication whether the Japanese landed at but it was recalled that sev eral times earlier Japanese planes have scouted and bombed Bougain ville and other Solomon islands stretching southeast toward the New Hebrides and New Possible Action These possibilities were foreseen the Japanese strategy might call for a sweep southeast toward New Zealand to establish a screen of island bases between Aus tralia and the United States before attempting invasion of the Aus tralian continent the move was a feint un dertaken only to mask a developing probably from New Guinea or directly against the long bleak reaches of the or northwest coasts of indications that the in vaders were making ready to use the jungle covered island of New Guinea as a big bat tle base were seen from RAAF reconnaissance reports that the Japanese were working at top speed to establish fighter plane sta tions along the northeast coast where they won footholds at Lae and Whatever plans the Japanese might have had for quicklywon broader control of the island coast were to have been disrupted by the hard aerial blows of British and American The lack of communications on the island and its virtually Impas sable stretches of escapements and jungletangled valleys also will play a part in disrupting the Japanese time No single road connects the Japanesewon beachheads with the bases of Australian forces in key stations on the The Australian heard by said a war correspondent of the Melbourne Argus reported that Australian guerrilla forces still were in action against the Japanese on the northeast coast and were carrying out valuable Observers said that even though the Japanese forces were campaign toughened and they would find overland travel from the northeast coast to the Papuan coast at the across Torres Strait from Cape a harder task then any they had faced in 7 Ships Wrecked These sources pointed to the suc cess of the air attack which wrecked at least seven Japanese ships at Salamaua as an indication of what the Japanese would en counter if they tried to move in vasion forces to the southern coast of the island by An air force spokesman said thst so far tne only Japanese fleet known to be within striking dis tance of Port Moresby on the south coast was the one at Destruction of seven ships there in the air attack last Tuesday has been reported in an Australian communique giving the RAAF also in a communique saying American heavy bombers sank the Between those two versions lies a story of official confusion which cannot be fully explained at pres There is no desire by Australia to seize whole credit for the Sala maua although the RAAF did share in the for reasons known in the commonwealth air ministry was unable to mention American participation in its com RAF OVER PARIS March 13 M The Royal Air Force was over the Paris area again but there were no immediate reports that bombs were Sirens in the French capital counded the alarm at First reports said five planes were seen above the Champs Ely sees and the 15th ;