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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - February 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Rain DMalte M FEBRUARY 1942 PRICE 3 SAYS SHIPYARDS HAD NO RIGHT TO PROFIT WAR Representative Urges Con gress to Reclaim Excessive Earnings by Taxation BYRD DEMANDS INQUIRY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Todd Shipyards representative told the Senate Naval Committee yesterday that his company had no right to profit on war contracts and urged Congress to reclaim through taxes certain earnings which he acknowl edged had been This offered by E Washington legal repre sentative for came in the midst of efforts in both congres sional and administration quarters to hold down war It also gave rise to a demand by Senator Byrd DVa for an in vestigation get to the bottom of responsibility for the profits be ing made by the Todd Byrd contended that Barnes hac failed to give sufficiently correct and detailed information to the During the Chairman Walsh of the naval proposed legislation which woulc punish any contractors who de frauded the government on war contracts by cepriving them ol citizenship in addition to providing a fine and At about the same Attorney General Biddle announced the crea tion of a frauds units in the Department of Justice under the direction of a special assistant to the Attorney to J make a searching study of complaints of collusive false representation by or Biddle said the unit would prose cute those guilty when such action was justified and would keep the public informed when complaints were Closely Questioned Barnes appeared before the Sen ate oommittee to answer testimony recently given before it by Chair man Truman of the Senate but members questioned him closely on all phases of his companys The witness contended that Tru man had confused Barness testi mony about outrageous profits in the first World War profits in the current but at same time acknowledged that oii soms contracts those of 194042 had been excessive I dont want this transaction in this warfmixed up with those on the last he because this one is bad Turn to Page 2 BEAVERBROOK HEADS BRITISH WAR OUTPUT Beavei brook was made minister of wai production Wednesday and Sir Andrew Rae Duncan succeeded him as minister of supply the longanticipated realignment of Britains war cabinet Colonel who was parliamentary secretary to the ministry of aircraft stepped up to Sir Andrews former post as president of the board ol Other new appointments were Parliamentary undersecretary of state for colonies Harold Mac Parliamentary secretary of the ministry of Asshe Parliamentary secretary to the ministry of war The office of parliamentary and financial secretary to the Admiral ty is being and Sir Victor is being raised to the be parliamen tary secretary while Hall becomes financial MacMillan was made a privy The assignments did not include Sir Stafford former Brit ish ambassador to it had been would be named to a cabinet post which will come as a complete Hours Are Changed Because of New Time Schedule Pupils in the kindergartens and elementary grades of the Adrian public school system are to have new class schedules Monday when daylight savings time goes into ef At last evenings meeting he board of education decided that the school system will operate on daylight savings time as will the state government and Michigan cities But the board also approved the suggestion of Super intendent George Little to change the class schedules in the ower grades on the present Classes in the elementary grades will open at 9 oclock mornings in stead of and will close at noon nstead of Afternoon sessions will open at and close at 4 instead of 1 to as at Had the later opening ime not been adopted the pupils in the lower grades would have been going to school mornings the next ew weeks while it still was The only other business coming jefore the board was the allowance f amounting to and the fixing of school Sdhobl is1 tii open and the Christmas begins December The schools reopen January after the and the spring vacation vill be between March 29 and April with next years high school com mencement to be held June A JfLRB runoff election to determine a union bargaining agency at the Magnesium Fabrica tors and Bohn Aluminum plants proceeding in an orderly man ner and according to schedule here NLRB was supervising the The names of the In dependent Magnesium Aluminum Workers and UAWAFL unions were on the the no union choice having been taken off after the first election January If neither of the three unions receives a majority of votes today a second runoff election will be arranged between the two About 925 employees were quali fied to vote in the Ballot ing began at 6 oclock this morn ing in the southwest corner of the Bohn building where special voting booths were The polls remained open until oclock when they were closed until 1 oclock this The voting was to continue all afternoon from 1 until 6 Ballots are to be counted after the polls BUNDLES FOR CONGRESS LEAVE SPOKANE TODAY 5 Possibly the strangest cargo ever assembled for a transcontinental haul leaves Spokane today for truckload of such stuff as old razorblades and moth eaten Neatly the useless odds and ragged ends are address ed to The whole shipment is the climax gesture of the Spokane Athletic Round Ta bles Bundles for Congress cam by the Con gressional pension There are Others were sent ahead by mail and express and the information we pay our own postage no Joe president of the Round said requests were pouring in for the truck to be routed through everybodys home People who couldnt spare any thing tangible have contributed slogans and From Detroit came a signed Linsdale of fering several carloads assorted obsolete whip one twobushel burlap sack of moldy bologna 3 and 710 gross slightly bent wave assorted Plans of Lenawee Draft Board Ready for 16 Registration One clerk will be on duty at the selective service office in the arm ory February 14 and 15 to regis ter persons who would be subject ed to undue expense or effort to sign up on the regular registration date of February The clerk will be on duty from 8 to 7 February and from 10 to 5 February Railroad men who will be on long or persons who will be in meetings all day long on the 16th were examples listed ty Capt in charge of regis tration and classification at Lans ing for the Michigan selective ser when questioned by the George chairman of the Lenawee Only persons with a really valid excuse for not appearing on the regular registration day will be al lowed to register ahead of Prentice The plans outlined by the Lena wee board for the countys third registration day have been approv ed by state headquarters with one Capt Myers has re quested that an additional 25 reg istrars be provided to take care of the men at the Adrian Roswell acting for the Civilian Defense has al ready arranged for 90 volunteer registrars for the The draft board has arranged with Burr for the 25 extra Nearly men are expected to register in the county with about of these signing up at the Adrian Men in vil lages or rural areas are to report to specified public buildings in their own localities where the township and village clerks will supervise the The 115 registrars at the armorv will work in three shifts during the registrations hours of 7 to These registrars are to report at the armory at 1 oclock February for instruc They will also sign a waiv er of pay and take an oath of of Township clerks are to re port at 1 oclock February 11 to get instructions and to be sworn In a number of other cities ar rangements have been made to set up registration headquarters in the various factories but that will not be done hi Workers at Adrian factories will sign up sometime during their off will be sent to the county hospitals and the tuberculosis to list pa tients between 20 and 45 years Men who are in the county jail will register upon their DELIVERY OF WAR SUPPLIES TO RUSSIA URGED Congress Seeks to Expedite Final Approval of Loan to Chinese OFFICIALS TO BE HEARD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 5 In creased deliveries of military supplies to Russia were urged today by Senator Pepper as Republicans joined with Democrats in seeking to expedite final con gressional approval of a measure extending in financial aid to Voicing approval of the proposed China Pepper told reporters that this country also ought to do everything it could to speed up the transfer of war materials to Russia so the Russians would be as well prepared as possible for the prom ised German spring The Florida senator said he did not doubt that the necessity of rushing reinforcements to the southwestern Pacific had inter ferred with the schedule of deliver ies to causing the lag which has created considerable concern in some quarters Pepper declared that this de ficiency in shipments should be remedied as speedily as I have no doubt that the Rus sian government recognizes the difficulties that we he but we ought to let them know that we mean to keep our word and to give them what we have said he would Defense officials said there was no question of ignoring previous assurances given On the they the produc tion of the promised supplies was generally on or ahead of sched The abrupt heavy demands made on available shipping was the big they but they hoped to solve this satisfac To Hear Officials While the matter of Russian sup plies was to the fore in the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee arranged to hear six gov ernment officials today on the need for the Chinese On the wit ness list were Treasury Secretary Navy Secretary tVar Secretary Commerce secretary and two State Department Breck enridge Long and Maxwell Hamil Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky once the com mittee recommended passage of the he would ask the SStoatV o consider it Repub lican Leader McNary of Oregon said he had no personal objection waiving the Senate rule requir ng that all bills lay over a day after committee The measure would authorize the Secretary of with appro val of the to make up o in credits available to the Chungking Chinese govern ment Chairmen Connally of the Foreign Relations Committee said it was his understanding that this authority would be used to stabilize the Chinese to istablish credit for China here and o provide arms and muni tions for the Chinese Asked how these supplies would jet to Chungking if the Burma Fload should be cut off by the Connaily said it might be jossible to parallel the road from India or to establish a route through Awaiting committee action on the the Senate arranged to act finally on a naval supply Approved yesterday by he the recordbreaking ap ropriations bill would be sen to resident Roosevelt on Senate adoption of a conference Leaders meanwhile sought House action on a Senateapproved meas ure authorizing the planting rf acres of Western Hemisphere and to rubber bearing HOSPITAL SHIP ATTACKED BY JAP BOMBERS 5 hospital ship carrying wounded American soldiers and nurses from the Philippines to an Australian port was attacked nine times in one day by Japanese bombers and fighter planes which came over like swarms of it was disclosed One of the wounded soldiers said that the raids took place between midday and late afternoon of but that all the wounded were cheerful and declared their only wish was to get well andhave an other crack at the The ship apparently was the which the army announced on 15 had reached after sailing from Manila shortly before New This would seem to locate the attack as off A nursesaid that the bombing gave her butterfly stomachltis md added we tried to grin and bear it and carried on the best we could but the bomb crashes made our stomachs act as though butterflies were flying about Pamphlets Telling War Plans Dumped on France by RAF By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 5 RAF doubling as delivery boys for the are strewing Occu pied France with pamphlets by the proclaiming the gigantic scope of Americas war plans and conveying to a conquered people the implicit message The Yanks are Presidential Secretary Stephen Early made known the newest ser ies of pamphlet raids and disclosed that the leaflet bombard ment was particularly intense in the Brittany The same ports and towns were the first to see the doughboys a quarter of a century and that maritime section of France would be one of the first likely theaters of action whenever the United Na tions are ready to open a major in vasion campaign to regain the con who reported that a total of pamphlets had been dropped in the latest said le had been told that operations to date constituted biggest pamphlet bombing job ever More than leaflets were dropped in the initial raids a month Significant or the Brittany area was the first and only sec tion to date to be blanketed with a new which con tains President Roosevelts pledge that the United States will put the weapons of war at the proper time into of those men in the conquered who stand ready to seize the first op portunity to revolt No Neglected The intensive pamphlet bombing served notice that the United which used ideological weapons with telling success against Kaiser Wilhelms was neglecting no in the total war campaign it had planned for a longpull In the current it will be some time before the Nazis themselves are pelted with American printed The first pamphlets they get from this remarked one highly placed will be Besides buoying the hopes of conquered the evident aims of the pamphlet raiding were to foster stir unrest and encourage resistance to the Ger man army of Turn to Page 2 Shoot Down Enemy Bomber and Pursuit Ship Batan Is Quiet 5 army pursuit planes attacked a jreafly superior force of Japanese oombers and fighting planes in shooting down one enemy jomber and one enemy pursuit the War Department announced to One American plane is The American planes were P40 and this was the first in dication that planes of this type pi loted by American army had reached The Netherlands East In The text of the statement Philippine theater There was a lull in the battle of Batan during the past 24 Combat was limited to relatively minor patrol which lacked Jie savage character the fight ng which has been almost continu ous during the past two Netherlands Indies Over Java a small formation of American army P40 fighting ilanes encountered a greatly supe rior force of Japanese es corted by pursuit aircraft In tht ensuing rombat one enemy and one pursuit shot One of our planes is is nothing to report from other 5 units of Erwin Rommells Af rican army today were believed to have carried their advance to with in 50 miles of Tobruk in a contin uing Axis counteroffensive that has covered 180 miles eastward since capture of This was the general interpreta ion of an RAF statement report ng that British bombers had been active both east and west of The town at the eastern base of the Cirenaican is 60 miles west of Tobruk and 140 miles from the LibyanEgyptian The British Middle East com mand said only that its patrols and mobile columns were active along he whole of our front yesterday ut gave no details of the fighting n Libya against the Axis offen Sir Stafford Cripps Gives An swers to Many Questions About Editors note Here you will find the answers to many of the questions you have been asking about land of written for Wide World by Sir Stafford former British ambassador to that country and one of the worlds best informed authorities on the The second and final article will ap pear in tomorrows By SIR STAFFORD CHIPPS By Wide World the mass of contradictory propaganda which floods the world in these times of everyone is doubtful as to what to believe and what to dis Let me therefore at the commencement give you my view as to the reliability of Russian When fighting is going on along a front of collection of 100 per cent reliable news is im possible but it is unimportant whether there is exact accuracy or not Whatwe principle that is adopted in giving 7 It may be the principle of the Nazis to make the news fit the momentary needs of propaganda regardless of the that of making the news as truthful and unexaggerated as the safety of the armed forces The latter method which has been adopted by the British gov ernment as its principle may lead to many omissions especially when things are going but it does not lead to exaggeration of suc It is this latter principle that the Russians have It been remarkable and noticeable that accounts of Red victories have been restrained in many cases and little or no news been given until it was cer tain that an operation would be or In most until it had actually resulted in If you compare the announce ments of the Germans as to the capture of always prema ture and often with those of the you should have no difficulty deciding upon the com parative reliability of the Turn to Page 13 Salvage for Victory THE PROGRAM IN LENAWEE This is the Tost of a series of three articles discussing the Salvage for Victory program and explaining how the work of salvage will be carried on in Lenawee AUCTIONS Public auction northwest of Fred auc See en Market Auction southeast of See on Marke Public auction west of Fred C See on Market Auction late northeast ol Vic See on Market Once the salvage of waste scrap old rags and rubber is under way in Lenawee members of the salvage committee hope to keep a steady stream of salvage particularly waste moving into the mar Once the nation becomes im pressed with the necessity of sal vage the only remaining problem will be getting the salvage mater ials to market The county salvage committee composed of Richard Goff of Madge Walter Kindschy and Ellis Roosa of Merrill Taylor of Wood Victor Keip of Burhl Brinnage of the Robinson of Tecumseh and one member of the county de fense council will meet Friday night at oclock at the Cham ber of Commerce Meth ods of collecting salvage materials in various communities will be dis cussed but it seems likely that no uniform system can be adopted for the entire Once the salvage campaign is under Goff we ex pect to turn thework over to the various defense in the Members of the salvage committee are centering with members of the defense councils this week to obtain suggestions for salvage be that different but entirely satisfactory arrangements will be made erent Junk we have been will pick up mater ials weighing 500 pounds or more without chargeand they will pay for what they They wont make trips to pick up smaller The wear and tear on rubber would cost more than the salvage is The salvage committee emphasi zes that residents of the county are not asked to donate their salvage material or give it If they desire they obtain cash for such materials by delivering it to junk yards in small quantities if large amount is ask ing a junk dealer to pick it It also is emphasized that in the Sal vage for Victory program articles that usable are not want Only discarded materials should be The committee will urge all ex isting agencies now engaged in sal vage activities to continue their The committee approves of the Simplex Paper Corporations effort in Adrian as well as the Sal vation Army and Delta Delta Delta Alliance Such efforts are worth while and if possible will be But In the long the respon sibility of salvaging waste material and getting it to market will rest with the individual and local de fense To make sure that the materials you salvage do their job in the rational defense picture you also must make certain that they get to market If there Is ho other do it yourself Knocked Out De struction Spread Among Troops Moving Up PLANES KEEP UP RAIDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 5 continuous bombing and strafing by Japanese Singapores ar tillery has blasted enemy observa tion knocked out opposing batteries and spread destruction in the transport of Japanese troops into jumpoff points for invasion of this island That the Japanese still have not won complete control of tha air was demonstrated this morning by Hurricane fighters of the RAF whichintercepted a large forma tion over shot down one Japanese probably anther and damaged a Civilian casualties from the past two days of blasting and machine gun strafing by the Japanese air force neared the 300 in jured and 63 The people had virtually no safe places of refuge from how these casualties were called comparatively light Large movements of Japanese troops through Johore state toward the shore facing Singapore Island were reported by British recon naissance Enemy troops lave been massing in the area of Johore Bahru since the British im perials finally withdrew to their island stronghold last Friday night and early Japs Shell Island The Japanese guns emplaced across the Strait from Singapore aegan shelling the stronglyforti fied island last night and British juns retaliated with a bombard ment of Japanese transport in the Johore Bahru area and of gun po Japanese planes kept up their raids on making level and low dive bombing and machinegun attacks on the aut the British Far East command said they caused comparatively lit tle damage or The sirens warning Singapore residents of the approach of Japan ese planes sounded before dawn and just as day broke theBritish guns began booming in deep For a while the duel of cannon raged the The Japanese planes attacked in Singapore Hujj pf the a large formation of Jap anese aircraft over Singapore and destroyed probably destroyed another and damaged a the British An oil tanker at the naval which was set on fire two days ago by Japanese is still burn the British headquarters state ment 41 Dead in Baids A ministry of information survey disclosed that 41 persons were killed and 138 injured in yesterdays air raids on Last night the inhabitants of the city heard a straightfromthe shoulder broadcast by the ranking Air Raid Precautions who urged the authorities to utilize un employed mining engineers to tun nel hills around the city to provide shelter for the poorer Asiatic com munity who have no The warden bluntly asserted It is no use telling the people that Malta has had a thousand raids and they have stuck or that Chungking has had worse than weve Those places have ideal shelters and we have nothing ex cept drains and odd The provision of deep air raid shelters for Singapore was the sub ject of long debates in government councils for months before the out break of the conflict in Malaya but after referring the problem to com mittees of the authorities announced abandonment of a scheme for a deep shelter They said the terrain was unsuit able and the cost HOUSING SHORTAGE 5 critical housing shortage is indi cated is almost half of the nations tey defense and residential vacancies were found to be below normal in ninetenths of such the Works Projects Admin istration reported The agency said it surveyed 287 defense areas and that in all but 25 the gross number of vacant fam ily dwelling units was less than 5 jer the figure considered and in most cases less than half the vacant dwellings were In lit the report the vacancy ratio was less than 2 per indicating a critical lousing CONTINUE ADVANCE From Italian Broad 5 Italian high command announced today Axis iorces were continuing their east ward advance after passing which is only 95 miles west of ALIENS MUST REGISTER 5 VP aliens register y 10 under a plan by which aliens will serve in the armed forces or civil the army ministry announced Allied and neutralrefugee aliens may volunteerfor the military brces up after which allother than neutrals and non refugees will be allocated to mili tary or civilian INTERNATIONAL FARM PROGRAM IS ADVOCATED 5 intematinal farm program to furn ish food in plenty for the whole postwar world and avert economic chaos among its peoples was advo cated today by the Office of For eign Agricultural International committees of pro ducers and consumers would be set up under the program to regulate marketing and prices of all major farm commodities throughout the The warring nations have dis torted the normal economic pat terns of agriculture in their efforts to making production fit war said the which is under the Department of As a consequence many par ticularly in Germancontrolled Eu are not how producing prod ucts which they are best suited to As the office cited European efforts to become self sufficient in production of vegetable oil and fiber The dangers of social repercus sions resulting from economic maladjustment of production in the postwar period are it was If the full productive capacity is without plan ning to meet the actual large surpluses may be expected to pile up that may again cause prices to collapse under If on the other is cramped into prewar consump tion unrest will inevitably arise from unemployment and low standards of living in the cities and The office expressed the belief that the experience which govern ments are obtaining in controlling jroduction could be utilized in set ing up a postwar production pro designed to provide for much jreater E FIVE MORE LOCALITIES Germans are Killed or Wounded By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS recapture of five localities on the Kalinin with of the defending Germans killed or was announced today by a Russian com Six other populated also not otherwise were re taken on the central the as the Red army apparently was pushing forther westward on the road to Smolensk the teeth ofsnow ic and jitter German which the Russians said they destroyed 27 German five cannon and eight presumably refers to the province which ex tends clear to the Latvian rather than to the immediate vicin ity of the of Before Russian units were declared to have smashed 27 German gun killing more Jian 400 German officers and The midnight communique said German soldiersand officers were killed or wounded after stub born fighting for one fortified popu ated It was the Rus sians when the Germans retreated in disorder before threat ned Turn to Page 15 Official Silence Cloaks Fate of Amboina By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS anese bombers started new fires his morning in their second raid n three days on the big Soerabaja naval base while official silence suddenly cloaked the fate of Am second most important Dutch naval station miles ather An communique report ed by Aneta said there was no farther news from mid way between Celebes and New since the announcement resterday that bitter fighting had developed between defense forces and landed Japanese troops with the tide of battle Neither was there any word to indicate the turn of the fight at on southeastern Celebes where the Japanese drove south ward beachhead by The first raid on Soerabaja was on when 70 to 80 bomb is with strong fighter escort raid ed the the city and other towns within a 125mile This the Dutch caused very con siderable losses to Dutch The Japanese claimed that their raiders had shot down or de stroyed on the ground 85 six of them in Tues days attack on the Soerabaja and Malang TECUMSEH WOMEN HURT WHEN CAR TURNS OVER Special to Tha Ttlcgram Mary Louise Leighton and her Dwight both of were injured this morning in an au tomobile accident which occurred on US112 east of Saline about 8 They were on their way to Ann Arbor when their car was forced off the highway and turned Miss Leighton suffered a hip njury and cuts about the minor They were brought to the Tecum seh hospital in an ambulance for MISCI Spokesman Says if Rangoon Goes It Will Not Mean End of Burma Road PAAN OCCUPIED BY FOE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British officially acknowledged to day that Japanese patrols had crossed the lower Salween River at number of points since the invaders occupied moulmein last The Japanese occupied 30 miles above several days a British military spokesman and the reported it had subjected the town to a heavy bombing attack At the same time British patrols were reported have penetrated the enemy lines on the east bank of the Salween The military spokesman declared that the British command intends to hold Rangoon at all costs he if Rangoon should it would not mean the end of Burma or of the Burma Rangoon is the chief port for the Burma the Allied supply route to Reports from the Salween front said the Japanese still were balked in their attempts to capture Marta across the mouth of the river from by the swift flowing Salween River itself and by heavy British artillery fire from the west British Stand Fast Since the first of the week they have been trying by heavy artil lery fire and bombing to make Martaban untenable for its Brit ish and Indian but Brit ish headquarters said this effort had Japanese skirmishers were re ported strung out all along the lower Salween but there were indications they lacked at least for the to handle a fulldress assault across the Theirfeeler attempts have been thrown Thousands of Indian riflemen newly from their home land are engaging the invaders along the line from Martaban to British and American volunteer group fliers skimming the tree tops in strafing and bombing were declared unofficially to be preventing Japanese from maintaining toeholds on islands at the Salween The Japanese bombed Rangoon twice just before dawn Explosions were heard in the eastern and northern section of the This city is 100 miles northwest of the Salween The Japanese claimed they smashed military establishments in Rangoon and destroyed facilities at the Pegu 50 miles north east of Japanese methods in the land thrust from Thailand into south east Burma were thus described at the front by a British officer of the Burma who fought at Held for 35 Hours Rubbing his unshaven chin and contemplating his blistered toes through his open he said We held the enemy attack for 36 By groups of two and three Japanese tried to an noy us and draw our fire by shooting from treetops and setting off firecrackers at various Their rifle markmanship was bad but their manhandled artillery was They had captured some of our Burmese lorry drivers and strip ped them of It is a fact that a number of Japanese wore British khaki when they attacked apparently wore white tunics and blue trous After the drawnout war of the enemy finally staged mass frontal assaults and dented one side of our which forced us to We inflicted heavy but we needed We drove them back twice with bay We fought house to house in We burned our stores and set fire to Some British and Indian troop ers and officers who were left at Moulmein at the time of with drawal still are managing to cross the Salween and rejoin their JAPANESE ARRESTED 5 Bureau of Investigation headquart ers announced the arrest of 15 Japanese aliens on Bainoridge Island yesterday and the seizure of a quantity of explosives and fire All aliens were ordered recently to turn in all firearms and other Late Bulletins 5 The Senate completed legislative action today on a naval supply boosting Con gresss total military appropria tions to approximately in the first month of this The action came swiftly after a 72toO vote by which it pasted and sent to the White House a measure making in fi nancial aid available to the fund to be administered by the Secretary of the Treasury under direction of the ;