Marshall Evening Chronicle from Marshall, Michigan on November 13, 1939 · Page 1
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Marshall, Michigan
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Monday, November 13, 1939
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SIXTT-FIRSTYEAl MARSHALL, MICH! , NOVEMBER 13, 1939 THEY MAKE NEWS Here and There Nobel Winner Eemil Sillanpaeae Bright "spot in the darkness surrounding Finland is news that one ojf its sons, Eemil Sillanpaeae is recipient of the Nobel prize for literature. Reached at his home in Hel- •h»W, the Finnish author said, "I ejumot write at this dark time. Fin- lahd no% stands as one man." Political Boss I Alexandre Gtaeaeo Succeeding the slain Afmand Calinescu, Alexandre Giuesco address'e* his followers at BucKarrttr'Kln'tr .Carol gave him the official title of ^Minister for the National Recon- .jnaissanco Front of Roumanla. Part} 1 insiemia is id backtronnd. Glamor Boy S.O.U.VHAS A REGIONAL MEET HERE Two Gfeat-Grand- sons of Veterans Are Initiated Two great grandsons of a. Civil war veteran were initiated Into the local Post of the Sons of Union Veterans Saturday evening, The initiatory work was exemplified by great grandsons of veterans, it, being the first time this has Been done in Michigan. The initiates Were two brothers, Dustln Curtis of Marshall and Harrison Curtis of tottma. Men from Flint, Jackson, Ypsllanti and several other Michigan towns were included in the" class which put on the initiatory work, which took place In the high school gymnasium during the course of a regional S.O.U.V. convention, held here, flats Pmentea A feature of the meeting was the presentation of flags to the Boy Scout troops of the city and the Presbyterian church. The flags were purchased as a part of the patriotic work of the local oamp of the S.O.U.V. and its -Auxiliary, Mrs. Sidney Clute, patriotic instructor of the Auxiliary, and Lester Ballard, patriotic Instructor of the Sons, made the presentations, The Rey. Harry W. Stayer, p&stor of the Presbyterian church, accepted the flag presenteid to. the church. Scoutmasters who accepted the presentations on behalf of their troops; w£re Craig Brooks (Concluded on Page 4, Cfthunn 3) TWOMR, AFTER Face Possible Murder C h arge; Gaiight Near Si; Igfca<?ev Mich. ST. IGNACE, M»ch, — (UP) — Two te.«n*age, boys, who Friday had faced only a charge of automobile theft, faced the possibility today of four additional charges, including one of murder—all for 36 hours of freedom. They are Robert Noel, 17, Dearborn, Mich., and Nelso Pasha, 17, Mostnee, Wls. They escaped Friday night while being taken from Plymouth, Ind:, to Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., by Police Chief Roland S. Payne, 65, Wisconsin Rapids., and Undersheriff Cliff Bluett, for ar- laignment on the automobile theft Charge. The boys started a commotion in Payne's automobile and seized his gun. One of the boys fired a shot which passed through Bluett's coat. Payne suffered a he>rt attack during the scuffle and died. The boys subdued Bluett, manacled him with (Concluded on Page 4, Column 3) Nazis Demand a Free Poi$ Here ,-.-,-. ^demshdinptn the Netherlands IB reported to Havefriititjwi:*la$ift», taclttdlng•» t r**'pert ; a* Attftterdam (aboVe)v aj^d ajr bases. Details of the rfrice iih^^^v^'JriiA : ^i^^W'-tmY'-- l ''^'''' M ^' ; , feam* ae that country was frantically speeding «dtfc«M.i$*attnrta. flARSFOR Rural School Closes For Deer Hunting COLDWATER, Mich.— (UP) — ) Deer-hunting for the faculty took preference over school-teaching at the Lincoln rural school today. Mrs. Rlley Bryan, teacher, closed the front gate to pupils, took her big deer rifle from the corner and departed for a two-week hunt- Ing trip after receiving permission from the board of education. The board allowed her to close school after site promised to make up lost time by opening it two weeks in advance of the regular date. Prince Edward It in not only the children of the poor who have been evacuated from the bomb-threatened cities of England. Here is the oldest child of the Duke und Duchess of Kent, the youthful Prince Edward, shown "MNnewhere-in-England." The little i Prince is Kniflaiid's oet idamor boy. Three Hlucka—Z.30O Atiltw. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP)—A transfer company went to great length — 2,300 miles — to move a piano three blocks lor A.M. Shearer. When Shearer's stored furniture was moved, the piano wu wlftslng. Investigation revealed it had been sent by uilatuke to Dallas Texas. G ayemment Is Also Worried About His Impending Release; '-. •; ,..; . . •• . ' ' v ' •LO8 ANGELES, Cal. (UPV.-AK phohse (Scarf ace AD Capone, brewer, of .some of th.6 vilest concoctions that ever seared v .the in- nardis of ' prohibition era drinkers, was. in Jowl-quakl$g fear for his Jife today <oh the eye of his release from. federal custody. ..,"••• , Tifie federal gbvetarrnent also was worried It made of ojs leave- taking from prison i a • mystery it hoped could not be- solved by the trigger men, whom Crfpone swore were waiting to "rub him out" with erasers of lead: ••;'••• G-men were in charge of him somewhere in the United States. That was all the department of justice would s&y. He was not scheduled to be released from his ten-year income tax sentence until next Sunday, nor will he be, but the federal agents aren't saying where they'll do the releasing. He still may be in Terminal Island prison, in Los, Angeles harbor, where he served the last ten months of his term. He may be enroute to his white-walled castle In Miami Beach, Fla., or he may be in a hotel room in any of a dozen cities. Has Left Prison If he has left the prison, there wouldn't . seem to be much chance Of anyone recognising him on the street. Partially paralyzed from paresis, crinkley-skinned' from loss of weight, totally bald and sometimes talking gibberish, Capone is a human caricature of public enemy ' number one, the man who took care of competition with ma- chins guns. In 1931 the federal government finally caught up with the perfumed Capone— he liked to douse himself with Cologne— and put him: .on trial for income tax eva- (Cvuolude don l*ag« 5, Ooliiuttt '3) Local Library Observes National Book Week From November, 13-18 is thei twenty ^first annual National Book Week, the object IB to emphasize • good books for children. During the wefek the Public Li-; brary will have an exhibit of hew* and worth while juvenile •'.books.-; 1 The library Is also sponsoring a/ Book Week;poster contest for the^ fifth grades, Prises ot books will >be given for the best posters, three to the gftrls and three to the boys. All posters made by the children wlil be on display In the children's room thruout the wee'k- : '• The children of the third and 1OULD MEAN a hobby of collecting. They have made collections of ma*y different things which will be on exhibition during the week. • ; . The public is invited to; the library to view the displays. . Qh Saturday morning ^t 10:00 o'clock In the auditorium of the library a story hour will be the children. Mrs. Brewer Goodwin will tell the stories. After the story hour the new books will go Into circulation. WANTED 5 USED TYPEWRITERS The following- ad appeared in The Chronicle one ulfnt, Thtmday, Nov. >th *ud the, Iwpewrltcr was 8OLD: FOR SALE—Used Underwood portable typewriter in good condition. Book Shop, Tel. Xhl» »4 brought In « tn- quirlc*. •» th»t le»v«B $ person* still wanting tv buy » |U«€ typewriter. If you have on* ;•« wbh tw ocU, plvce » Want A* in Tlw- Chnuicte Funeral Service Funeral services for Mrs. Richard Brooke who; passed away Wedne day'.at her home In North.Madison Street," wer« held Sunday afternoon at a: 30 o'clock at the Kelaer- More I uneral home.. The --Rev. Warren E Brown, pastor oj the Brooks^ Memorial church officiated and, interment was in Oakridge cemetery. The floral offering was very large and expressed th« syi pathy of mtuiy friends. , Acting as pallbearers were the Messrs. Craig Brooke, Char Brooks, Thomas Jeflrles an(J Louie H. Seanuui. Be&ldes the Umnediute family relative* and Irieiidu attending the luneral from away were John Dell of BarrliiKton, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mlllard and Mrs. Alleen Bldeiu, of Battle Creek; Miss Florence Brooks of' JuckMMi; Mrs. R H. Davidson of Ann' Arbor; Dr. and Mrs. Howard Oanong of Grand Huplds; Mre, Ultte Oanong, Mrs. Ray Mlttau and daughter and Mrs. Florence Stauuard of Benton Harbor; Mr. and Mrs. R. W, Roush ol Perndule; MV Ellen HUtt and the Miaoce Jane and Minnie MuKlultty o| Detroit; Mrs. Chart** ijuuniluxi of Charlotte! and Dr. and Mre. a. HL Caldwcll of NAZI PLANES APPEAR OVER PARIS AREA I •$$ p o rtant Poltical Fear Result Stride D. C; — <UP)— Democratic political - .. „ ^ ,,,, Vfcday that any effort .; nominate president Roosevelt ra-third term next year will precipitate .. a party-Jarring contest which might put the ticket out of the running in the November elec- Were Checking the French Railroad Movements / PAKls —(UP)— German reconnaissance planes flew '«ver the Paris region tills morning and were dispersed by heavy anti-aircraft fire which broke up their formation and sent them fleeing home individually by way of Bel(Concluded on Page 5, Cvliuau 8) T4uU information is confided prl- valfcly by men who are uncertain Qf 7WPT- RooseVelt's plans but who be gtttd to avoid an open . . _ «Ath:nlm1f he took, himself •out of-jhe,: race sometime during 'the fiexi iwo.or three month?. Aa It stands, Mr. Roosevelt heads thp yst of five .Democrats among whom many political veterans believe, the Democrats will find their nominee next year. The other are: Vjfce President John N. Garner, Postmaster General James A. Farley, Secretary of State Cordell Hull and federal purity Administrator -Paul V. McNutt. Garner Certain to Run Garner-for-President c a m p a ign managers ended the so-called political truce over the week end with announcement of a drive to organize a majority of the states for their man in the next two months. Garner'a name will go before the convention regardless of Mr. Roosevelt's third term decision. The vice president's managers "are making a play for second choice support from such notable favorite ion states as Hull's Tennessee and McNutt's Indiana. No effort will be made to organize either of those for darner, his managers explain. They there(Concluded on Page 5, Column 4) HOLLAND BECOMING MORECALM Premier Assures People Mobilization Is Merely a Precaution THE HAOUE — (UP) — The Netherlands is fully prepared for all eventualities and her mobilization stands as a guarantee to all belligerents that her neutrality will be maintained, Premier Dirk J. DeGeer said in a speech broadcast to the nation and Its colonies today. "Our mobilization offered mutual protection to all," Do Geer said. His statement was regarded as an answer to German official and press criticism that thei Netherlands and Belgium were endangering their neutrality by submitting to the British blockade. He said that there was "not the least ground for the wild rumors that have been circulating the past few days about an acute, threatening danger to our country." Gordon Confers with Queen United States Minister George A. Gordon conferred with Queen Wilhelmina last night but suggestions that the conference indicated an Interest by President Roosevelt in the Belgian-Dutch peace proposals lacked confirmation. (In Berlin the official German news agency said that German political circles believe that the British and French; replies to the Queen Wllnelmina! and King Leopold peace appeal "sabotaged" ths mediation offer.) "The government has not the slightest reliable Information at hand which could shake its belief in assurances received from both warring powers," De Geer said. "There is no more acute danger than during the first days of Sep- (Conclnded on Page 5, Column 4) MORTUARY Miss IVlaurer GeU First Apprenticeship Diploma Miss Bernadine Maurer, 604 west Michigan Avenue. Marshall, has been awarded the first diploma to be received by t a .local student un? der the apprenticeship training program here, it ras announced today by H. H. Harrison, local coordinator. Miss Maurer recently completed the two-year course for doctor's assistant, and was employed by Dr. Herman Beuker during the course. The diploma was issued by the state board of control for vocational education and the Marshall board of education. It was signed by Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent of public instruction; George H. Fern, state v director of vocational trade and industry; George W. Dean, state co-ordinator; Dr. Beuk- Dean, state coordinator; Dr. Beuker, local employer, and H. W. Holmes, superintendent of local public schools. Two other girls and a boy are expected to complete their courses within the next four months, according to Mr. Harrison who has been in charge of the local program since Its inauguration over two years ago. Seattle Area Feels Earthquake Shock SEATTLE. Wash. — (UP) —The most severe earthquake in the Louis Werner Mia. William Wallace Cook received word this morning of the memory : of InhabiTaiite"- shook "'a death of her brother. Louis Wer- 2 00 mile radius around Seattle iier-oi Anaheim, Calif., who passed .shortly before midnight last night away last evening following a several months illness. Mr. Werner was boru in Marshall about sixty-one years ago and cracking pavements, brick walls r.nrt plaster. Prof, rib-ward Coombs of the University of Washington's seismo- was the son of the late Mr. andticgieaj laboratory said the tremor Mrs. Geonge Werner. He held a was between third and fourth In- responsible position with the Kel- twialty, sufficiently strong to cause logg Co. in Battle Creek, for a damage. The needle on the Uol- number of years, before going to California. Besides his sister, Mrs.' Cook, he is survived by hit* wife, and two brothers, William J., of Hollywood, and Arthur of San Francisco. Mrs. Aliiiu K. Eklred K EUdied died at 10:00 o'clock this morning ut the home of her daughter, Mrs. William McKeever, in Marshall township, following a several months' Ulnes*. Mi 6. Eklred was born in county May 20. 1870. She in Allegau county until about 30 years ago, when she moved to Buttle Creek. She has lived in Marshall the p«ttt three years. Surviving* are three daughters, Mrs. McKeever, Mrs. Opal Doying of Marshall and Mrs. Frank Coupland of Calif oruia; two sotu>. Kay and Paul of Marshall; and several grandchildren. The remain* were taken to the Kaiser-More funeral home. Ifuner*) a|tangemanl» will be announced later. •entity's seismograph was dislodged by the shock, which came at 11:47 p. ni.' / Residents rushed into the streets in night attire as buildings swayed and china broke. The main qi-ake was felt for 30 seconds and was followed by after-shocks which barely were discernible. Hulldlrw Crack Older buildings were cracked Purtilions in the Pacific Telephone & Ttltgraph building were broken. There were a few reports of broken plate glass windows. Cornice atones tell from the federal building in Taconiti. 30 wile* to the south. Several small fire* were caused In Seattle by shortcirculted wiring. ' The tremor also was felt lit Vaii- cuuvor. B. C., Wenatchee. Cle Hum. Lcavcnworth. Everett. BeUingham Chrlan and" Okanoan. Pro! Coombs bald he believed trie tpbeater of the quake to be "quit* close" to Seattle, and from its intensity said It probably wa» telt fur a. radius ol MO udkd. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"^^"""""^^"^iBMBIBplHMBMMIBI Churchill*! Speech En< Peace Hoi Two Litchneld Men Die When Car Hits Tree Two Litchfield men, Harry Griffith, 54, and Philip Nelligan, 57, met death yesterday morning as a result of their automobile hitting a tree about fives miles south of Homer on M-9. Griffith met death instantly, while Nelligan died about six hours later In a Hlllsdale hospital. Griffith was driving the car. The accident occurred about 4:30 o'clock. The men are both employed nights at the Simpson-Ely plant in Litchfield and had just left their work. They were found about 6:00 o'clock by Griffith's son, Ralph. Griffith is survived by his wife, six sons and a sister. His funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, altho final arrangements have not been completed. Nelligan is survived by his wife, Maude, a daughter, three sons, and a sister, Mrs. James Patton, of near Homer. His funeral services will be held at the home in Litchfield at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. FINNS AND SOVIET END THEIR TALKS _ % F innish Delegation Starts for Home with No Agreement Reached HELSTNGFORS — <UP) — Finnish-Soviet negotiations have "definitely ended" without agreement and the Finnish* delegation to the Kremlin W.H1 return to HelslQgtors tonight, Foreign " Minister f. * E. Erkko announced today. The announced recall of the Finnish delegation ended negotiations, for the time at least on Russian territorial demands on Finland after a new outbursts of anti- Finnish attacks by the Soviet press. Finns believed that Russia would not dare invade this country and that therefore, they had won the Initial victory because negotiations were being "indifinitely interrupted" and Finland was still intact. Must Stay Mobilized The price of a stalemate would bs that Finland would have to maintain its costly mobilization as a safeguard, but Foreign Minister Erkko said it was ready to do so. He said Finland had gone the "ultimate limit" in making concessions to Russia and could not keep sending missions back and forth to negotiate. The negotiators already have made three trips to Moscow. At Moscow, the "Red Fleet," organ of the Russian navy, made (Concluded on Page 5, Column 8) British Official Hitler A "< Maniac" LONDON — (UP) — ing speech of Winston first lord of the admiralty, Adolf Hitler a "cornered was believed today to haw ed any remaining hope Dutch-Belgian peace fort. The speech was most violent uttered by British official since the ed. The first German it was heard in a German broadcast Sunday. The er, speaking In English logne, said "British Churchill) must disappointed. He have been v could glorious deeds of the Brtttifa which already is packtoff knocks in preparation for mas leaves. He made a poori not improved by a poor Prior to Churchill'* (Concluded on Fiafe X, Junior Play Head List School A< The junior play "Try It ^ Alice" which will be held l» high school auditorium «t o'clock Friday evening the school's activities for A complete schedule of thfcci events is as follows: Monday: Teachen home reports In the p. m. . Tuesday: Distributtoo reports during fourth ers club meeting at 4:0» the art room. Wednesday: Home room at 11:30 a. m. Thursday: Junior play the auditorium at 2:M 7:00 p. m. Dr. H. B. University of high schpql ty, to talk over they wish help. be Mid In our' Friday; Junior Alice" In the auditorium m. Thfc New Egg Case Treatment - Prevent EAST LAN«CNcZ-(1 thod t>f egg ease may drastically reduce-tt>0 Maiden Trip of Mercury Is A Reminder of Local 1844 Scene By MAKTIN V. RYAN At about^l:00 p. in. yesterday af- tenioon, a large crowd gathered at the New York Central station in Marshall, with eyes turned expectantly to the west. Shortly, a distant whistle was heard, grew louder and then around the curve swept the magnificent luxury passenger train. "Mercury," making its maiden eastbound trip from Chicago to Detroit. It parsed the Marshall station like a white streak, barely giving the eager spectators an opportunity to view itt> streamlined design, its rounded glass-enclosed observation car. and its other up-to-the-uiinute innovations. Named alter the Greek god of ccmmerce and messenger of the mythological godi. the "Mercury" represents the very latest in modern passenger trains. All along the line ut the New York Central, from Chicago to Detroit, at city statiotis. cattle crossings, village and iiamlet. and hi tile open fields. enthusiastic crowds had gathered to witness this history-making trip of the Mercury from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours and 45 minutes. History Kepcwta It- is said that history repeats itnelf. and the epoch-making trip of the Mercury brings to mind the arrival of the first passenger train in Marshall in the fall of 184*. Ou that day 96 years ago a crowd w«s gathered at the Marshall station, this time with eya* turned expect- tantly to the east, awaiting the arrival of the "Antelope," the first passenger train to arrive in Mar- fcliall. Tlie Antelope consisted of a wood-burning locomotive and four cars. The engine was 27 feet, 6 inches long, 10 feet, 2 inches high, weighed 34,000 pounds, with four driving wheels 33 inches in diameter, fuel capacity of half a cord of wood, and 500 gallons of water in the saddle tank. Saddle tanks were engines that liad the water tank connected above the boiler. The Antelope had <i tractive power of 3090 and its firebox dimensions were 43'^ inches in height, 30V« inches in length and 30 inches ill width. The first trip from Albion to Marshall was made in 40 minutes, which was fist in those days, when the ox wagon took two hours. The track upon which the Antelope traveled was a continuous wooden rail or stringer of sawed timber. The rail was fitted into the sawed ties and held to the tie In a groove by wooden wedges. On top of the continuous stringer was spiked the Iron strap rail. The four passenger oars attached to the Antelope resembled small e&ctrto flat cars, with siding all three feet high from the of the car. and wooden -were strung from tide to the car on which the rode. It is a far cry from U» Antelope to the IBM • around 1,000,000 egg was announced today by Mallmann, associate bacteriology at Michigan lege. Mallmann found that frlgerated in cases wnfeb sprayed with dowcide. a killing molds in the lers, showed much eggs kept under Mentfeal tlons in untreated The method may ewer to why many which leave the farm In condition arrive at market spoiled or in a them in a tower grade, THE WEA' DETROIT — (UP) — ther forecast: Lower tonight and Tueaday; in west and south night; wanner TUMdajr. An *' Kt the country, vttb Missouri, ytaartu inches in Ongoo only. PrecipttaUno era! in the sautfe ( as far west aa In New York gan. At 7:30 a. m. ranged from 30 7« degreat n The sun art* m. and riaos TueadKy: Hit* fa* '

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