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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Wutbcr DeUUi on Face Two MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 Rayburn Wants Wartime Change In WageHour Law to Boost Arms Output OPPOSED TO DOUBLETIME By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 24 Senator George DGa predicted today that public demand would force drastic and perhaps unwise legislative curbs on labor unless the Administration acts promptly to seek modification of the 40hour Like Speaker Rayburn DTex was another influential Capitol Hill leader to raise a voice for a wartime change in the wage hour law to guarantee maximum arms committing himself for the first time on the in dorsed a 48hour work week for the duration last with time pnd a half pay for employment after 48 But as for double time on Sun days and Rayburn said tersely I think that ought to be out Whether Rayburns pronounce ments indicated a change of posi tion by the Administration a matter of much Only a week ago President Roosevelt spoke out strongly against any wagehour law change at this and there have been no hints that he has altered his Only yes terday Democratic Leadei McCor mack Mass took the House floor to say that much misinformation had been spread about on the wage hour Takes Similar Tack Organized labor took a similar Daniel president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters declared in a radio speech from Chicago last night that the 40hourweek con troversy was just a smoke full of willful misrepresentation in B campaign by bitter enemies of organized workers to discredit the tradeunion movement in Despite all such counseling and arguments against a change in the law at this congressmen ack nowledged privately and publicly that there has been no slackening in the flood of telephone calls and petitions from the voters demanding Turn to Page 7 Firm is Denied Priority Benefits For 11 Months March 24 The War Production in its first punitive action for alleged vio lation of priority regulations in the building yesterday denied a architect and a construction firm all priority benefits for 11 The action was taken against Matthew and the StearnsMichkim Construction Lepley was charged with erroneously representing that dwellings would be sold to govern ment employees at prices not ex ceeding the maximum for defense housing critical Some the WPA had been sold at prices ranging from to Preference ratings benefits were denied Lepley and the company un til March Lepley was pro hibited from obtaining priority aid for himself or anyone The restrictions against the com pany were modified to the extent that it may apply for cancellation of the order after 60 days provided certain conditions have been met One is that purchasers of the dwellings be repaid any amounts over TRIPLE LAUNCHING FOR NEW CARGO SHIPS In the nations first simultaneous triple launching of boats of the the British received three new cargo carriers as tugs hauled the craft out of their building basins at the ToddBathyards in South The ships were christened Ocean Ocean Faith and Ocean Compilation of Lenawee List Will Begin Monday The Lenawee county draft board received the master list of order numbers from the third national draft lottery in Washington March 17 but several days will be required to complete the exacting work of preparing Lenawee county order according to Harry clerk of the The national master list contains the numbers which were drawn from the historic fish bowl in Washington last and the numbers are printed In the order in which they were The Lenawee county board will now go through the list and mark the numbers which apply to the registrants listed from this The Lenawee county order list will then be compared with the registration cards and the cards 1 be placed in the order in which the numbers After the names and addresses of Len awee county registrants will be Cole said that the numbers probably will be adjusted to the national master list but the rearrangement of the cards will require several He said that the final transcription of Lenawee county numbers will begin about next Indicative of the increased tempo of the draft the national master list was printed and sent out to all local boards in just one The list includes a com plete index of giving their location on every page of the master list The local board did not expect to receive it before ten days or two BERATES SENATE March 24 UP Senator Vandenberg berated the Senate yesterday for failure to pay attention to debate on the resolu tion to oust Senator Langer R The absence of a quorum was noted by Senator Hughes DDel during discussion of the and Vandenberg pointed out that only six of the 96 members were If I ever have the misfortune to be tried in the Michigan Republican I hope more than 10 per cent of the jury is present This isnt a a Presidents Opposition Is Delaying Action on Michener Says March 24 Earl Michener of Adrian declared in the House yesterday that Congress cannot hope to pass legislation eliminating overtime and doubletime provisions for war workers as long as the President and those charged with carrying out the war program insist upon opposing such Micheners remarks were made after John Me Democratic had suggested that the House complete action on pending appropriation bills this week and then take a two weeks recess to rest McCormack said he wanted the House to take such a recess be fore acting upon labor Many House members arose to de mand that action be taken before they went home to face angry Michener was acting as minority leader in the House yesterday in the absence of Minority Leader Joseph Mar and he declared from the House floor The whole morning had been taken up with speeches in opposi tion to having any recess until something is done in connection with labor legislation introduced and now I hope the majority leader will confer with the other administration leaders and see if something cant be work ed out The majority leader knows and I know there is no possibility of enacting such legislation as long as those charged with the war production program and the Presi dent take the position they do in reference to it When the repre sentatives of the President come before the committee considering the legislation and insist that it would be detrimental to the war program it places the House in a rather peculiar Hie country should fully understand the position in which the House is placed under these Dont you asked Cox of Mc that the house cant re cess prior to taking action without giving grievous offense to the na tion Theres been a lot of misinfor mation about this said Isnt it rather that the public is aroused and indignant because the truth is trickling out to them than that false information is being disseminated asked No reported the Democratic For example I think one of the most vicious things is 10 compare the man in the army at a month with the civilian work The latter gets a higher salary but he has a wife and children dependent upon him and to pay for his his tiis and everything It is an unfair if not an odious com yet it is one that is sold to the Is not the responsibility of the man with a lucrative job as great as the man in the army asked McCormack replied with Hie statement The man in civilian life cer tainly has greater burdens and greater obligations than the man in the Flight Plans Ready For Mock Air Raid The flight plan of the mock air raid planned Friday to arouse in terest in Adrians civilian defense activities was being prepared to day by Nelson comman der of the Adrian squadron of the Civil Air and Melvin executive officer of the 5th group of the Michigan With private flying now strictly limited by the Civil Air complete flight plans must be pre pared and submitted to senior instructor of the Civil Air Authority at Wayne county for his No formation flying of any type and no assembling of private planes is permitted without Beebe said today that flights of five planes from other squadrons 10 Jury Says Guilty After Minutes of Deliberation 23 pldAd rian awaited sentencing to day for breaking into the South ern Michigan Produce Company warehouse on Lawrence Avenue after he was found guilty yester day afternoon by a Lenawee cir cuit court jury that took only ten minutes to reach a verdict Bertrams two admitted accom of Ad and Fletcher 19 of sentenced this morning by Judge Arthur Rath Both pleaded guilty but Bertram claimed he was innocent and stood trial before a Crozzar was sentenced to serve from three to 15 years in prison for breaking and entering and from one to four years on a sep arate charge of larceny from a The terms are to be serv ed Summerford was placed on probation for two years and ordered to serve the first 60 days in The jury took Bertrams case at oclock yesterday afternoon and returned at 3 The trial was resumed yesterday after noon after having been adjourned since Only two more wit nesses testified yesterday Croz zars wife Dorothy Crozzar and city policeman Murray Mitch Two other prison sentences were imposed by Judge Rathbun this Everett 21 and his brother Duane who admitted a countless number of farm thefts with the idea of stock ing their new farm at Liberty Cen were the two Everett was sentenced to serve from five to 15 years in prison and Duane was sentenced to serve from one to 15 The count on which they were sentenced was breaking and entering in the They were specifical ly charged with breaking into a granary onthe Frank Sims farm in Medina Lenawee Men In the Service Beginning tomorrow The Telegram will publish a series of pictures and short biographies oi Lenawee county men now serv ing with the nations armed forces The series will continue indefinitely and the parents of men it service are invited to submit photographs without frames of their sons for publica Photographs should be of men in preferably of the studio variety but sharp and clear snapshots can be Lenawee men on active duty also are invited to submit pic tures along with biographical Every effort will be made to return pictures sub mitted if such a request is Some readers of The may desire to clip the pictures as they appear to have a com plete pictorial record of the countys contribution to the the the Air Corps and the Marines in the Second World Report o Unchanged Lines Gives Feeling of Calm Before the Storm INVADERS KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March piled reserves into Russian front positions from areas as far away is Yugoslavia Norway today for Hitlers coming effort to re gain the The Russian information bureau ibid of scattered actions in which Russian troops killed invad ers on the neighboring Leningrad and Kalinin fronts and recaptured several communities jut its continued report that there lad been no material changes gave a feeling of calm before the From Red army men said they learned that many of the Nazi replacements were Ger man factory workers only recently called into military Edward of the 312th said he had been sent from France to Serbia to Smolensk March 2 and to Vy azma March 4 and that he began fighting March A captured survivor of a German ski regiment reported defeated on the central Karl told the Russians he had been trained in Among Germans captured on the Staraya Russa front was Her man who said he was a Bremen aviation factory work er until he was transferred to mil itary service in He said he was rushed to the 16th armys position March 5 during the form ation of a new 290th division to re place the assertedly wip ed that he fought nine and then Settlements Recaptured Two settlements in the south western combat zone were reported recaptured in two days of fighting which cost the Germans heavily and several inhabited localities were liberated in another Units operating in one of the sectors of the Kalinin front an nihilated in fighting about 700 en emy officers and a commu March 24 JF Congress was amazed today at the disclosure of war orders so lucra tive that woman secretary of a manufacturer has been drawing salary and extras at the rate of a The president of Jack and of contended in a statement that the bonus system under which the secretary was paid actually decreased He told the House Naval Committee yesterday that the firm which makes airplane had given out in bonuses last And the money all came from the said Vin son chairman of the com The Miss Adelaide said of her hes generous and is the most wonderful man in the She acknowledged yesterday of the 5th group of the air patrol at Jackson and Ann Arbor were expected here Fri day Along with at least five planes from Adrian it will make a total of some 25 planes participating in the The registration numbers of every plane and the name of the pilot who will fly the plane must be compiled in advance and sub mitted Thursday to Inspector Bris Ehinger plans to compile the information for the Adrian squad ron tonight at the regular meeting of the Adrian The planes coming from other points must plan their the time they will depart and the time they will arrive at the Adrian They also must give notice of the ap proximate time they will be in the air during the estimated at 15 or 20 and the probably time they will depart for their home The Civil Air Beebe isnt taking chances on uncharted i against encirclement in the Staraya flights and all details must be per fected in Turn to Page 7 niqu5 Seventeen enemy tanks were put out of The 16th German fighting 6YearOld Boy Is Hit by Car At Blissfield Special to The Telegram March 24 Billy sixyearold son of and Tubbs of was seriously injured last night about 5 oclock when he was struck by a car driven by Edward Knierim of Riga The accident oc curred in the business section on Lane Street Witnesses said that the little boy was playing with a Bobby son of and Norris when they darted into the busy The boy was run down by the He was carried to the office of his a distance of two and brought immediately to Bixby hospital in Examination at the hospital re vealed a broken jaw a broken collar bone and serious internal in His described as grave last had shown marked improvement this hospi tal attendants who was accom panied by Knierim at the time of the was not and no formal police investigation was OLD RULE BROKEN NEW March 24 staid New York has broken its 150yearold rule against recommending the purchase of a particular President Emil Schram an nounced yesterday that in a series of newspaper ads the exchange would urge the buying of defense savings Russa sector of the Kalinin was officially alleged to be burning both the bodies of its dead and its immobilized wounded conceal losses jjefore While retreating from the vil lage of K the Germans burned 60 of their wounded the communique It was not explained how the Russians would know that such pyres were used for living Soviet agencies have quoted pris oners at length as to losses suf fered by the 16th army Turn to Page 7 GOVERNOR APPEALS FOR OBSERVANCE OF 40 SPEED LIMIT March 24 ernor Van Wagoner today called on Michigan motorists to observe a 40mileanhour speed limit in travel outside incorporated The governor said his proclama tion did not have the force of law and was merely a plea to the mo toring public to give us its patrio tic cooperation in this worthy He said he presumes the State Police will stop persons driving at speeds in excess of 70 miles an hour and caution them should occasion arrest them for careless The governor said he did not now contemplate calling a special ses sion of the legislature to enact a speed limit law as has been sug gested by federal authorities and which is being done by some Self interest the procla mation aside from any pa triotism should impel every citi zen owning a motor vehicle to make every effort to conserve ir replacable As warm weather the danger of overheating worn tires will become This is all the more reason for curtailing to Make War Materials If Industry Doesnt Supply Them March 24 ff Congress was informed today the government is prepared to go into direct production of strategic war materials if it is unable to obtain them through private This disclosure was made by Secretary Ickes to a House appro priation sub committee during learings on the interior supply bill which was reported Discussing preparations to de obtain war velop and ekes said In the program calls for new or intensified explorations for clays and many other ma terials for utilization or accelerat ed development new processes o get what we need in this war from our domestic supplies of aluminous clays and chromium concentrates and other minerals for supplying addi tional sources of power in the wes tern states needed to develop and process minerals and to fabricate metals for increasing production of required petroleum including aviation gasoline and the components of synthetic rubber for supplying coal and coke for increasing production of hel ium and for increasing our output of fishing products and of range All of these resources and pro cesses we propose to make avail able to the War Production Board and any other war he if they want the material and cant get it other we will go into direct pro Citing manganese as an example of the departments preparation to go into the Secretary said it was his belief that private capital should undertake this but if it failed we as government should do it he the depart ment was ready to begin active de velopment work on iron antimony if nec cobalt tungsten and Much of the mineral develop ment he pointed must be done in the west and there is no reason to kid ourselves about it the steel industry is not even re motely interested in going into the west 3 More Enemy Merchant Ships Sunk In Japanese Waters By UBoats Secretary Draws A Year From Lucrative War Orders BY AM ERIC AN Column of Flame Envelops Commander Is Quoted As Saying March 24 American submarine commanded by a Rich ard George recently torpe doed a Japanese aircraft carrier sil houetted in the Corres pondent George Weller reported today in a copyrighted Chicago Daily News dispatch from an American naval somewhere in A carrier in the moonlight is what submarine officers dream Weller He reported that Commander Voge himself launched the torpedoes after an other Lieut Andrew sighted the A few hours before the sub marine had attacked aLJapanese destroyer and Wellers dis patch After it was bombed by two Voges position was His bat teries were low and it was neces sary to keep moving because the tremendous depth made it impossi ble to rest upon the The story said the Japanese evi dently were trying to slip the car rier through Lombok Strait into the Indian Ocean where its mission was evidently to aid the submarines and another carrier al ready attacking the British and American ships escaping from Weller quoted Commander Voge as saying that after he launched the torpedoes he saw a tremend ous flame shooting up along the carriers It was reddish yel low and at least 150 feet Weller said the navy does not claim to have sunk the but is certain that it was that she had received last year and for the first ten weeks this annual rate of for Edmund counsel for the charged that the company paid the huge bonuses to employees and officials to decrease profits and thereby avoid excess profits Vinson brought out that Miss Bowman received a bonus in March and asked her what she did to justify it I guess I took some worries off Jacks she Her 1940 income was Company officials testified that Jacks salary had risen from 000in 1940 to salary and bonus of in that a melon was cut for all earning over a year to help them pay incomes and that all workers got a Christmas Boosts Morale We believe that with our bonus system we have a morale in our organization that any manufact turer can be proud of as our asso ciates in business employees have 100 per cent confidence in the management and are giving their all from the standpoint of skill and and we be lieve that with our systems in force instead of increasing costs of our product our bonus system decreases the Jack said in his prepared statement As we have voluntar ily reduced the price to the Army Air to whom we have sold 90 per cent of our product by ap proximately 28 per cent on our last contract dated Turn to WAR Page 4 Constitutionality Of Tire Freezing Order Challenged LOS March 24 ff Guy retail tire challenges the constitutionality of the governments tire freezing and rationing Bryan admitted a recently filed government charge that he sold worth of tires after the freezing order but argued that it violated the due process of law sec tion of the The Office of Price Administra tion doesnt say We need those tires for the armed forces and will take them off your plead ed Bryans Webster Ha in court It simply says you cant sell any You cant dispose of your Freezing of his stock would have bankrupted Bryan Talbot Smith and Francis Car representing the replied that Bryan put his personal welfare ahead of the Judge Ben Harrison issued a tem porary order restraining Bryan from selling He said a ques tion of law was involved and he would hear arguments concerning a permanent No date was set If there is any violation of this temporary Judge Harrison warned you wont have a chance to sell tires for some TAX COLLECTIONS March 24 The Treasury said today a prelim inary survey showed that income and excess profits tax collections in the first 20 days of March to taled This was more than double the collected in the sim ilar period last It meant that final March collections would set an alltime Although March 16 was the deadline for filing tax these figures still did not show all Raiders Finally Driven Back Across Channel March 24 Uo man divebombers hit def tructively attWee areas of the southeast Eng lish coast by dusk and pioonJight last night in their heaviest attack since the major raids of and a number of persons were British antiaircraft batteries and night fighters challenged them with heavy fire and finally drove them back across the English One town was attacked by relays of A shelter was hit A whole stick of bombs blasted a street Several other areas were struck by high explos There were a number of Hundreds of residents of another town watched bombs spew from four raiders which sped in low from the sea at Three persons were killed and seven were RAF fighters streaked aloft and drove the Germans Street crowds At a third home guardsmen found their exercises suddenly turned into real They blasted away at attacking planes and expressed belief they hit helping the regular de fenders to bring it In one of the raided which underwent one of the worst attacks it has suffered in the bombs fell on each side of a motion pic ture theater but the show went on and there was no panic in the audi In another incident in that a man was carried 50 feet by a bomb escaped serious A crew of fire watchers was feared buried under debris caused fay one bomb American Offensive Actions Pressed Ever Closer to Island Empire By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March navy crosses off three more Jap anese merchant ships today as sunk by American whittling away with increasing ef fectiveness at the enemys extend ed supply In the navy announced that submersibles had at tacked and probably sunk an ene my destroyer antisubmarine and had damaged two 000ton All the actions announced in last nights communique occurred in Japanese indicating that offensive actions are being pressed ever closer to the island The three merchant vessels defi nitely checked off as destroyed were a a ton ship and a The new victories brought the of ficial American tally of Japanese ships destroyed or damaged to 118 since the start of the The telling blows were struck by the navys surface submarines and In Australian forces have accounted for 65 Japanese and the Dutch have taken a toll as yet unde Associates of Admiral Chester commander of the Pacific were not surprised that he was stabbing with submarines at Japans line of supplies to the Nimitz is an old pigboat man himself and is well aware of the efficiency of the undersea fighters in such waters as the China where some successful operations have been reported in recent Submarine service is becoming a Nimitz family A LieutenantChester is understood to be on duty the undersea JAPANESE ATTACK Raid First Centered On Allied Airdrome 24 airmen made their second big attack hi two days on Port outer island outpost of Australias northeastern de sending over two waves of bombers protected by fighter The bombers first centered their attack on the New Guinea ports airdrome in a persistent effort to rub out combined Australian and American air forces which have made Japanese position in this area too costly to Then they attacked targets near the town while navy zero fighters sought to drive off defending Prime Minister John who announced the only mili tary action on the whole Australian front said no damage or casualties so far had been reported from the raid and added that one of the raiders was damaged bv antiaircraft shells and probably was unable back to its After yesterdays strong attack in which 19 heavy bombers dropped 67 bombs about the Port Moresby it appeared the Japanese were concentrating their remaining air strength in the northeastern island area to knocking out this Turn to Page 7 Full Story Of MacArthurs Hazardous Voyage Is Told ARMY March 24 full story of Douglas MacArthurs hazardous voyage from the Philip pines was told today by the supreme commanders who em phasized that MacArthur did not escape from Bataan but came through to a greater task in com pliance with a Presidential Legrand Diller told news papermen that MacArthurs fight ing race against darkness and Japanese warplanes and war ships was vindication for the Generals long fight for recognition of motor torpedo Some Diller urged MacArthur to use a submarine to make his way to Australia but the general and United States Navy John com mander of six PT boats which reached the Philippines shortly be fore the pinned their faith on the speedy craft Strong opposition was based on fear that the attempt was too des This was Dillers story The sun dipped into the China sea out past Corregidor on March 11 in the deepening of the collections due on that the forms of torpedo boats moved the Treasury 1 slowly through the mine fields to ward the entrance of Manila Bay who had won the Dis tinguished Service Cross for his work in the Philippinesthe sink ing of a Japanese snip was at the wheel of the leading craft as the little convoy started the hazardous trip which some ad visers had warned was a fantas tic But the general we go with the fall of the We go during the Ides of It seemed strange after living in blackouts for three months to see automatic light houses operat Along the shore Japanese signal lights were flashing the warning of the approach of what were presumed to be enemy The roar of the PT boats was confusing even to the Japanese Just before the departure of the MacArthur convoy we received word of the presence of enemj ships in these waters but we ed out into the night Many Seasick The boats pounded terrifically through heavy The general wasjinable to stand on his feet was Many of enemy war roar Everyone the party were violently Turn to Page 4 ;