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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weather OB Page Two MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 GENERAL MACARTHUR IN AUSTRALIA WINDS BATTER SEVEN STATES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Striking through warm spring tornadoes tore at seven south ern and midwestern states yester day killing 132 or injuring around and smashing prop erty worth Terrific winds cut across the northwestern section of Mississippi where at least 59 were known and approximately 620 oth ers High winds also left a trail of death and destruction in western Kentucky and struck southcentral and north central and killed at least 20 in eastcentral ptorms were reported as far west us westcentral The toll of dead and estimated tiumber of injured by states Dead Injured 620 170 Kentucky 11 100 Indiana 50 hardest rushed ell available aid to the disaster covering area 150 miles wide and about 100 miles The mostly rural with onlv a few scattered was areas of several com munities apparently without causing extensive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood waters rolled over low Heavy rainfall throughout Lower Peninsula drainage facilities the overtaxed the of the without communication for several hours in many Torrential rains came after the high winds wid washed out many Nineteen were known dead and 206 injured in Leflore county in northwestern and at least 12 were killed and 45 injured in the vicinity of Water a small town in the northcentral section of the Other Mississippi cotton belt towns reporting were Grenada 6 more than 100 injured Bald wyn four 90 one missing Avalon five many injured Oxford and Tula five many others injured near Michigan City six dead near North Holly Springs two The area is populated largely by Ne Children Escape The storms struck separately in Mississippi shortly after 4 and large groups of school chil en route narrowly es At near Wat er a school house and teachers home were demolished a few minutes school Edwin Vernon and a fivemonthsold twin daugh ter were while his wife and other twin At Fort near Green Joseph and Sebewaing River and creeks and streams overflowed their Flood water extinguished boiler fires and forced the closing of the Lincoln grade school at Owosso in other sections basements were flooded and some residents of low land areas evacuated their At where flood conditions were reported as the worst since 1937 and where rainfall of inches Monday set a record for a March sheriffs officers and city police aided in removing scores of persons from their flooded Power was shut off in one Flint residential section to avoid peril from short Highway US10 was under water at several points within the city of but was Water also poured across highway M2 at numerous points between Flint and Kalamazoo reported 24hour rainfall of inches Government weather bureau reports at Detroit showec precipitation in the past 24 hours of inches at al at Grand anc inch at Detroit and At Benton where the temperature rose to 64 degrees a the St Joseph river was reported at its highest stage in several Turn to Page 9 The sale of acres of city property on the north side of Wol Creek near the foot of Budlong Street was approved by the city commission at its weekly meeting The property was John who owns adjoining for Members of the com mission said that the property i suitable for pasture purposes bu a school bus that had unloaded its just blown several hundred yards and The driver was injur ed Turn to Page 9 NELSON TO SPEAK March 17 ff War Production Chief Donald Nelson will make a statement to the nation tonight in a special broadcast designed to counteract Axis propaganda which officials said described the production speed up drive as an attempt to Soviet 32e American WPB officials announced that the statement would climax a brief dramatization of the production drive over the National Broadcast ing Company and Mutual Broad casting Networks between and 10 Eastern War Time and that it will cover a lot of RUSSIAS SIBERIAN FORCES READY Leaves Bataan By Plane With Wife And Son To Be Supreme Commander ADRIAN FAILING STATE MAIS SAY Steps Being Taken to Clean Up River at Adrian and Monroe Russia is reported to have issued battle orders tvhich would put into instant operation Nikolaevsk 1 and Vladivostok naval and army in the event of a Japanese A dispatch to a London newspaper said that Russia had increased her Siberian army to more than front line and would be prepared if Japan launched a drive broken arrow across the Amur River toward Irkutsk The Russians are also completing bases linking Kamchatka with Alaska across the Aleutian Islands stepping stones anticipating early delivery ol American planes by that route IE NAZI PUSH ON pND Norwegian Ports Closed by Germans Mighty Warship Tirpitz May Be at Sea THE ASSOCIATED PRESS London quarters today saw the threat of a possible German attack against Iceland or upon American British supply lines to Russia as a result of German orders closing all Norwegian ports from North Cape to and at the same time it was disclosed that Ger manys mightiest the new tie loose on The Norwegian would make a likely juinpingoff point for any Nazi assault on now guarded by United States and British A responsible London de Adrian Sailor On Cruiser Houston Is Reported Missing Florence June of 1009 Hoch Avenue was notified Sunday in a telegram from the Navy Depart ment that her Chester Lewis a sailor on board the was The a was re ported sunk by the Japanese in the recent naval engagement off Chormann enlisted in the Navy in when he was 16 years In Adrian he was known as Buddy He has a number of relatives living in including a Esther who is living with June on Hoch Chormanns father now is liv ing in the northern part of the Blueprint For A New World Editors note Even while the war is being fought plans are be ing prepared by the Allied nations to meet the many the peacetime that challenges of will These call basically for a sound in ternational economy and other peace arrangements designed to prevent another Claude financial editor of Wide World has written a ser ies of five daily of which this is the first so far as can be told the answers to the many questions you and mil lions of other Americans are ask ing about postwar By CLAUDE JAGGER Wide World Senlee Financial Editor March use of the worlds productive facil banishing want and lifting living standards to levels un dreamed is the basic ob jective of our postwar You may ask What kind of fairy tale is planning for un paralleled abundance in a world impoverished and by war But it is the kind of world those in Washington charged with plan ning for the era after the conflict seriously project They assert it is no fairy and pointto stacks of The tremendous productive forc es developed for they must be fully diverted to and there need be no economic collapse in the for the great void of civilian left of long years of doing will keep things humming for a long Turn to Page located near the old dam just east of the pumping the uerman oraer WHS cited these other evi The commission also approved the application of Ray that a major new campaign n the north may be imminent for the transfer of a licence to Page 9 sell beer formerly issued to Whites place of business is at 402 Tecumseh OF MANCHESTER MAN FOUND IN WOODS March 17 JAl ArlLOL charred body of Orville Wur of was found IKI DI1DRJIA in a woods two miles east of IN nlmlVIA and three miles from ill uuiviiin scene of the unsolved torch WITH British Forces in of Miss Hazel of March 16 Delayed patrols of tommy Briggs died last May while ners thrust lonely trails relatives near Jie firecharred jungle areas investigation of her death is 100 miles north of Rangoon being tween two links of the Burma Uhl came upon Wur today as enemy pressure body at today on the United Nations front farm of Oscar Uhl was Around on the member of a searching party that link of the there were a hunt for Wurster after official reports of sporadic of the dead man reported he ishing but the in a been missing overnight toward 70 miles Sheriff Tom Knight said were expected to gasoline cans were found near that A thorough search of on the west vicinity disclosed no of the road about 60 miles north and burns apparently still is in British the sole cause of This is the dry season but in said the dead mans months the monsoon will come and a shovel had been flood the broad rice lands of approximately 200 yards By military the ifr there has been no said Wurster had been tary the war in ill health since and will be washed up for five he would recommend an in with both sides mired in of the possibility of sui places until To Keep 45th Patricks Day Tryst With Old Friends March 17 proprietor of a saloon Once there were two unofficial mayor of Readings Said Tom Hannahoe to and Schaeffer strange pact on St Patricks If I die you play the in 1896 in the formers over my But if you die Hnrt rpst hie FIGHTER PtANES JAPS i Enemy Planes Destroyed One of Ours Lost March 17 The text of the War Department based on re ports received here up to 4 M Eastern War Time Monday Australasia While on patrol north of Aus tralia on March nine Unitet States fighter planes of the P4 type encountered a large flight of enemy bombers escorted by fighter Though greatly outnum our planes enemy attacked One of the our planes rammed an enemy fighter and both planes were destroyed One other enemy fighter plane and one enemy bomber were shot down Eight of our planes returned to their base The navy base on reports received up to 3 Eastern War said Far submarine has sunk an enemy freighter dur ing the course of extended opera tions in Japanese A ton enemy gasolim tanker also has been sunk in thi Philippine There sinkings are in addition t those reported in previous com There is nothing to report from other JAPANESE MOVING TO SOUTH eported Preparing Offensive Against Port Moresby and Northern Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March om Australia to some London which informed sourc s here could not report 1 today that the Japanese nava irce which participated in the ivasion Java now is moving mthward on This force was said to include cores of The dispatches also reported the apanese are massing heavy in New Guinea ossibly for largescale air at acks to clear the way for a naval ifensive against Port on ew Guineas south and on orthern RAAF recon aissance pilots were cited in the spatches as authority for the eet Other dispatches printed in Lon on said the Japanese were ex ected to launch their attack firs gainst the eastern Australian sea oard where the continents chie ities instead of attempting an nvasion from the north which rould mean fighting their way cross hundreds of miles of wat rlsss Ill keep the grass forever green over your grave and put a sham rock on it every So this while ban shees wail and trumpets blare hi the ghostly graveyard atop Never sink faithful Alvah Schaeffer will keep his 45th Patricks Day tryst with the spirit of his old I guess Til make another trip after said the 76yearold former church agreeably I thought for awhile there wouldnt be any There were times during the last winter pretty His fingers stiffened by rheuma Schaeffer no longer is able to play Hannahoes favorite tunes My To Thee and Lass a friend or two with trumpets standbeside him at the grave and shatter the midnight always kidding the day ights out of said Maybe Tom got particularly sen timental this night I dont re member exactly how it jut we made the Ive heard theres been some talk of others keeping up the visits to Toms grave after Im I dont want them to do I hope the custom will end with Thousands of curious hi recent years have accompanied Schaeffer and his companions to the rendez but they always remain at the edge of the cemetery while the old nan pays his Tonight as in Spanish American hi first World says hell have some bad news for his old friend The countrys having a little trouble MICHIGAN PAYS BILLION INTO TREASURY March 17 sin gle first quarter payment of by General largest tax payment ever receivec in Michigan and possibly in th United mater ially to the states more than a bil lion dollar income tax In ternal Revenue Collector Gile Kavanaugh said yesterday as th federal tax deadline was reached Kavanaugh said this years tota estimated enough to buy a flee of heavy al most double last years 000 and probably would put Mich gan second in the nation in dolla New York and Illinois Ie Michigan last Approximately person paid income taxes in Michigan th Kavanaugh and most o them cooperated by filing earlj Only about returns wer received the last Kavanaug The collector said that i gifts to the government had been received by many fro persons surprised they ha no tax to pay because of large fam These gifts do not include r turns of many persons who refus to take all permitted exemption and Kavanaugh AUCTIONS March Auction sale west of Blls George on Market March west of Onste Ltnehan See ac on Market SURVEY AUTHORIZED HERE March 17 State Stream Control Commissions jrogram for a clean up of the liver Raisin moved on two fronts affecting a Monroe laper mill and the city of Adrian was told it was failing to control municipal while he commission approved plans of the Consolidated Paper Company for installation of a settling basin to handle wastes from its south side Adrian was invited to send representative to the commissions April meeting to explain the citys plans for improving its sewage Teatment described by iecretary Milton Adams of the commission as The city is processing gallons of sewage a day through a plant built to handle gal Adams He declared a complaint had been filed by Bliss field officials but Deputy Commis sioner of Agriculture Lawrence a commission said Blissfield is not coming in here with clean Load Too State Says Adams said Adrian was overly liberal with local al lowing them to discharge strong wastes into the city sewers and nol charging the industries for sewer service or requiring them to pro The citys load what should be for a community of its he Turn to Page 9 Ordered to Australia By President Roosevelt at Request of Australian Government By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March arrival of General Douglas MacArthur in Australia to assume the supreme United Nations command in that region was announced today by War The assignment was requested by the Australian gov the department and President Roosevelt directed MacArthur on February 22 to transfer his head quarters from the Philippines he has been so brilliantly defending to Australia as soon as thenecessary arrange ments could be MacArthur requested a delay until he could perfect arrangements within his Philippine and this delay was approved by the MacArthur was accompanied on the plane trip to Aus tralia by MacArthur and their son by his chief of Major General Richard Sutherland Brigadier General Harold of he air and several other staff His command in the south west Pacific region will in clude the Philippine the War Department Among the men now under Mac Arthur in Australia are the con siderable numbers making up the OUTPUT EFFECTIVE ARE TOLD Gestapo Tortures Victims Into Confessions LONDON March 17 ff The Norwegian in exile made public Inday a pamphlet tell ng of tortures in publication of which revoked the temporary suspen ion of 17 Swedish newspapers last veek by the neutral Swedish gov rnment The Norwegians said the tor ures were sworn to before a Stockholm judge by a woman who scaped the Gestapos house of readful mansion in Vic oria Terrace which once housed he ministry of foreign The occupying Germans turned the lace into secret police headquar ers where victims were coerced nto confessions for noncon ormist The pamphlet charged the Nazis with systematic beatings of all arls of their victims es lecially the soles of their vith rubber Some prisoners were forced to stand in ice water in a cold room or and others were awak ened to dawn and told falsely that hey would be shot within two the story The woman who escaped tolc the Stockholm judge that she hac refused to confess and was stood against a wall for hours and then jlaced in a dark cell where a iright light was flashed in her face at Her story and other similar counts by other fugitives prompted the Swedish newspapers to publi cize the Gestapo the Nor wegian governmentinexile TO START 7DAY WEEK March 17 bers of the machinists union em ployed hi Seattle defense industrie will observe a sevenday worl week effective April The union Local 79 voted over whelmingly yesterday for a rotat ing shift which will affect 000 The sevenday week in Seattl shipyards beeins next Crews Salvaging Parts ol Shattered Planes March 1 salvage crews attempted today to carry crashshattered sec ons of two Flying Fortresses from ie mountains on which they mashed early killing 14 army One of those killed was Lieut Duane a Michigan res dent and former student at Michi an State Word of Crosthwaites death tunned friends on the campus at ilichigan Football coach Charles Bachman ommented Buck was an awfull ice boy and a mighty smart as Crosthwaite wa to performed at lef alfback for the Spartan varsity in lis sophomore year in He WSL a clever ball carrier and grea hings were expected of him hi his emaining two In the midst of the 1940 football he left school to Crosthwaite played football a Cooley high school in Detroit anc at Cranbrook school in Birming His father is a teacher a where he has helped t oach Wreckage from one of the four motored Boeing which hi a Blue Mountain peak 20 mile outh of here while on a fligh from the Pendleton air was trewn over a milewide I ook an allday search yesterday t ocate the bodies of the ten crev all hurled into scattere now The other also from th Pendleton plowed into wooded slope near Gowen Field while circling for and four members of th sixman crew were Hospital attendants said Corp ieorge Dan one of the survivor was in a serious suffer ing possible fractured ribs and lun Sgt Morton Howar radio su fered a broken leg and a dislocatec Frank Pendleto air base said th on routine crackec up within two hours of each othi in early morning There was little to salvage fro the Mountain crash as th plane apparently hit a 3500fo peak at full At the Boise crash one wing an one motor were destroyed by fir but the rest of the plane possib was ABOR DIFFICULTY FEARED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March ublic cry for faster war produc on got a quick reaction today from Congress and the administra Drastic legislation affecting both abor arid industry gained House upport which assumed major pro President wasTuider tood to have advised his legislative eaders that the whole labor pra uction quest ons ranging from a wage parity o temporary suspension of the 40 our being reconsidered y the As a there were reports hat Democratic congressiona eaders would attempt to stave of mmediate action in Congress on any other new Preci itate it was migh rastic Legislation Affecting Labor and Industry Gets House Backing general labor ead to a Friends of the administration in ie reported that ith sentiment mounting rapidly or any legislation which would peed war the first such ill to reach the debate stage pro ably would be approved speedily and In this category they placed le gislation relating to both military and naval war contracts introduced yesterday by Smith which would Would wipe out the current iasic 40hour work week and pro visions of laws and contracts re uiring payment of time and one mlf for Outlaw the closed shop to in ure what Smith termed the in alienable right of a person to work without paying tribute to any Impose a flat 6 per cent imitation on profits from defense Turn to Page 9 expeditionary force of American ground troops and air corps units announced yesterday by Secretary of War Fought Japs to Standstill since first on December of Japanese at tempts to invade the island of Luzon in the has com manded the amazing defense of those fighting the numer ically superior Japanese invaders to a standstill on the peninsula of with plans care fully drawn prior to outbreak of the MacArthur withdrew his forcesin Luzon toward Bataan for weeks he has stalled all attempts of the Japanese to destroy his forces or push them into the MacArthurs predecessor as su preme commander in the southwest Pacific was British General Sir Archibald whose reassign ment to command in India was an nounced on March At that time no mention was made officially of the possibility that MacArthur would succeed although Australian sources had suggested MacArthur from time to Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins March 17 Che Navy announced today that a mediumsized United States mer vessel had been torpedoed off the Atlantic March 17 forces in the Burma war zone have tilled hundreds of Thai soldiers in clash at 70 miles from Reuters said today in a dispatch from quoting a Burma command com The fighting was described as contact with Siamese whch has been bombed several times by the is in he area where the Thai and and Burmese borders March 17 tanks and with the aid o sufficient air were report ed today to be crashing through th Burmese jungles to guard the bat tered but unbeaten main Imperia army from Japanese columns feel their way north along the roads from Rangoon to Toungoo and tc Military commentators predicted the British Imperials and their Chi neso allies would use these last tvv towns as the bases for their event ual drives on the wh have reached 70 mile below snd 11 miles south of Members of Congress Acclaim His Selection as Allied Commander By THE ASSOCIATED A generally surprised and de ighted Washington today heard tie news that Douglas Mac whose defense of the Ba aan Peninsula in the Philippines made his name a household vprd throughout the had arrived in Members of Congress were quick o acclaim his assignment as su eme commander and expressed he opinion that it would do more o inspire confidence than anv hing that had happened since the var The best news of the was the description supplied by Chair man Vinson DGa of the House al who have got to hold Australia and now we will hold MacArthur now will be able to do bigger things toward liberating the said Dingell He expressed belief hat the men left in command on Bataan Peninsula will do all Turn to Page 9 Stage Is Set For Draft Lottery March 17 Classification of more American men for possible mili tary duty will start tonight with the first draft lottery of the Beginning at 6 numbers will be drawn throughout the night to fix the order of calling up the youngsters 20 and 21 years old roughly older men of 36 to who reg istered The draw is ex pected to last at least 12 From the local draft boards will determine the order of sending out questionnaires and having registrants examined phys ically before classifying Turn to ;