The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on October 31, 1941 · Page 4
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The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan · Page 4

Bessemer, Michigan
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Friday, October 31, 1941
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| THE BESSEMER HERALD Published every" Friday by The Herald Publishing Company, 1«9 E. Mary St., Bessemer, Michigan Maurice R. Btirt, Publisher Entered at the Post OSSce at Bessemer, Michigan, as Second Class Matter Subscription rates: per jear 33.4G; nine months $1-50; six months $1.00; three months 50 cents T STILL A LONG WAY FROM "ALL-OUT" PRODUCTION · ' /CRITICISM o£ this nation's arms effort continues Vto n:o»nt. According to one of the latest surveys, it will V-e another year before our military ;»roIttctio:t rivals thai of England. Inasmuch as we have three times the population of Britain, and mai"' tunes the resources, of all kinds, it is apparent that we are snU a long, long way from' anything resembling au "all out" armanent program. In some quarters it is believed that our actual production may be greater than official announcements indicate--that, sn other words, the extent of our anus output is being deliberately played down as a matter of policy. Whether this is-true -r lu.t. however, a greaz many authorities are convinced that some radical changes must be effected i.ct^re this nation's "arsenal of democracy" dream is evtn {jartially realized. There are three definite factions involved in the defense program. Number one is the government. Here there has been an excessive overlapping of activity. There has been too much divided responsibility. Some ot the more extreme New Dealers, according to informed critics, have put their ideological ambitions ahead oi anything else, at ihe expense of military production. A number of the much-touted experts who have been given key jobs, hav proven failures. And the age-old vices of beaureancracy--slothfulness ami lack of initiative--have been retarding elements. The: second factor is industry. By and large, it has responded \ve!l to the demands of the emergency But certain important segments, cons- ciousV or otherwise, soem to have been unwilling »r unable to abandon i'»e "business as usual" idea. This segment of indnsi-y. in the opinion of its critics, ha^ been too caulious, too fearful of losing ]T«fi:s. That ha^ ilel.-yed the harsh changeover from a peacetime u a wartime basis of operation. 1 he third Jactop is !aior. Here, again, an im- pi-riant segment has pin persona 1 , power and profit ahea-.l f ihe :iee«?s of t!u- nation. Strikes in defense jmltKtrie- have o-.~t the country millions of niamlays of work. They have prevented the man- tiKicture os unknown quantities tif planes, tank .-:nd ..tlu-r weapons i-.s w.-.r. In these days, a strike carried on by a few woikers in a vita! plant, can -;:: j.niductiou in a hiKui.rexi plants. A late cx- ,-inm!c i- the trik«' in a plant which produces transmission* tW motor vehicles. That brought the pr. uicn,«: ...f trucks, tanks, jeep cars and other motorized equipment to a standstill. This particular strike was purelv a jurisdictional disagreement between the A.F. of L. and the C.I.O. It is reporte,! that tin- President is considering a **»-r*-! Pick Axe mute*! stnkes \vi(! result m disaster for the trade- iimcm mo\eme:u. There are rumors to the effect that i -induction of heavy consumer goods, such as motor cars. :nay come to a virtual^stoj) inside a tevv nionths. What will come of al this remain* to be seen. I,, any case, it is plain that the tempo o: Amenc* s war effort must be tremendously accelerated i{ we are to produce the goods which the, beleaguer^ Allies abroad must have if "Hitler is to le stopped. An Iron River scribe writing the story of the BessemeiStambaugh game, which appears elsewhere in this issue of the Herald, calls the three backs en the Bessemer team, "dreams," meaning GETTING SOME GOOD OUT OF A HOBBY Th-: art of collecting old books or the hobby of collecting stamps, postal cards, or anything else is sometimes pnt to service by those in the mood for acquiring an otherwise inexpensive article, but by their numbers, become more than valuable. 0 Evtryone knows, that is.the male sex, who .patron ixe the.barber shop for their daily shave, how monotonous a, blank ceiling can be for the duration of a .chin scraping. Not so for the patrons of Barber Will I.sFave of 2nd Ave. North in Hurley, who has utilizefl the. collection of covers of book matches to goojd advantage for both himself and j the tired business man who comes in for a shave. . He te!!s us thnt approximately one thousand different book match coders are pasted to the ceiling of h;s .shop. Another two thousand covers are hi his collection, but space is lacking to post them on the ceiling. Wonder how many shaves it would take for the average person to read each and'every one? The names and addresses of bus- {iriesses! in every section of the country is represented in the stock, and he is always on the lookout for t!e\v covers to add to the ust. He says he will trade one thousand covers with anyone who is in the same collecting game. Bill could very well change the name oc his little . men's beauty parlor to something more in keeping with the surroundings, say for instance, "Bill's Bookmatch Barbershop." · HE THINKS SPEED BOYS BEST During the game at Stambaugh last Saturday night a Staml.augh fan was heard to remark that he would place his money on Bessemer should there he a chance for Escanaba and Bessemen to engage in a post-season contest to decide''the championship of the Upper Peninsula.' Tlrose are kind words coming- from that sections of the Peninsula and in the vicinity of the Eskimos, but there appears to be little hope of a contest of that sort raking place. STAMBAUGH LOGICAL FIELD Fr in reports we've heard concerning thc contest, there appeared to be more Bessemer fans at the i-anic than there were from Stambaugh. That field would be a logical place to hold the Escanaba-Hessemer football tilt, if a match between these two contenders for the mythical crown of !he IJ.P., could possibly be arranged. Nelson field :s ahout. midway between the two champion. cities, and would enable more fans to witness the contest without traveling too far. Stambaugh is approximately 77 miles from Bessemer, while Escanaba fans would have to travel about 99 msles. Also Nelson Field at Stambaugh is a well- lighted field and a good .field from both the fans' ruul players' viewpoints. But then why go throusrh all that bother when there is no chance of them meeting. Let's just say they're both great teams. WHO CARES, ANYWAY? \\ c don't know who did the actual counting, but it seems that someone took the pains to see how many hairs adorned' the heads of different types of the human. Take the blonde, for instance, if she'll have you. and you'll find that her head contains more hair than either the brunette ?m r ?£x lhe ^ L That ''ghtheaded specie has about I4U.4UO. W e v e taken someone else's word for it. because time is not that plentiful that we'd waste steen hours sorting some blonde locks into strands of 100. Besides, Veronica Lake, or "The Blonde Bomber," might object. Now let's . pass on to the brunette. That heart throb carries a mass of 109,440, plus two more that were left on the comb after this morning's hairdo. Hedy LaMarr would be a good model on which to start the tabulation these cool Fall evenings. Last least come the redheads with a paltry Barbara Stanwwyck might consent to LOOKING BACKWARD VIA HERALD FILES 5 Years Ago, ' Fri, Oct. 30,1 936 · Mrs. W . ' L . Peterson of Bessemer Is confined to a hospital in Rice Lake, Wis., as the result of an automobile) ^~ "ii - ~-^X ^ Baltimore Receives Exact Duplicate Of Original "Star Spangled Banner' accident which occurred Saturday; evenim,' near Ban-on, Wis. She suf-j fered a fracture of a vertebra in her neck and will le a patient in the hospital for several weeks. Mrs. Peter-1 son, her son, Walter, and Miss Grace | Basket were en route home" from a i church conference held in Rice Lake when their car collided with another near Ban-on; Miss Basket suffered a broken right arm and Walter Peterson escaped with slight bruises. The young have returned to Bessemer. Albino Cigallo, 52, died at his home in the /Anvil location Wednesday morning:at 10:45 o'clock, after a brief illness with·· pueumonia.ISsv ··-J:;;\ The ·' football game ||t%eim-vBesse- mer and Hurley high schools .last Saturday was postponed because"of snow and ice . The game was played at Hurley Tuesday afternoon. Hurley won, 11 to 0. BesscMiier will have a new restaurant ,che Eagle Cafe, which opens its doors for business Saturday in the j August Sehnnerling building on Sop j hie street. The prorietor is Nick j "Vbornas, who formerly conducted a! Alpha, Mich, and who! for thfj past year conducted the Spot] Lunch on Mary street ~ Mrs. Anna Goudelc, Yale location resident, died at her home last Friday morning at 5 o'clock after an ill- n§ss_pi? two years with diabetes. She was'.born in Austria and lived n Bes- s.emeiv.89 years. She was 67 years old. Survivors are three daughters and seven sons. They are Mrs. Julia Johnson of Ramsay, Mrs. Jack Copper, Mrs. Joseph Sokol, Edward, Casimer, Louis, Michael, Joseph and John oE Bessemer, and Walter of Gogebic: Station. A dividend of 20 per cent was paid Monday to depositors who had savings accounts in the closed Peoples State Hank: The amount paid was 537,746.37. This 'brings the total amount paid to date to savings depositors f5 per cent, or $103,800.98. Mrs. P . ' W Lofstrom, former Bessemer resident, died Tuesday morning at Montchiir, N. J. She had been ill the past year and was 3S years of age. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer of this city. She was horn in Bessemer December 21, 1S97 and attended the local schools. She was a graduate nurse from the West Suburban Hospital of Oak Park, 111. Mrs. Sanfred Anderson, 59, died. Wednesday morning at 2:30 o'clock at her home in South Ramsay. Her death was due to heart disease. A huge Uag which is the first es- act duplicate of the original "Star Spangled Banner"--was presented to the city of Baltimore recently with impressive ceremonies and it !3 now preserved in the War Memorial Building there. The original Bag was Hying above Fort McHenry during the attack on the city In September. 1S14. and it .nspired Francis Scott Key to write liis immortal poem- In the presence ot representa- -Ives of historical and patriotic societies, and of the United States treasury, war and navy departments, and thousands of other persons, the duplicate vras presented to the Hon. Howard W- Jackson. Mayor of Baltimore, in ceremonies at the War Memorial Plaza. The presentation was made by George B. Sippel of Cincinnati, president ot the Master Brewers Association of America on the oc- cnsinn of its 38th Annual Conven- 'ion. The ceremonies included an iiddress by Arthur P. Sewell. curator of the "Flag House" on the i.^rory of the "Star Spangled Ban- ner." the unfurling of the duplicate and singing of the anthem by an audience of thousands. Colonel Edwin Butcher, chief of staff of tho Third Corps Area, represented the United States Army. At the conclu sion of the program, the nag was carried through the crowd to the War Memorial by 12 young women, representing the Daughters of the Defenders. They were dressed in costumes of 1S14. The original flag was made by Mrs. Mary Young Picbersgill on the malting door of a Baltimore brewery and. because of incorrect traditions regarding its size, no exact duplicate of it has been made until this year- The original specifications found in historical archives showed that the flag was 30 feet by 42 feet 2 inches and consisted of 15 stripes and 15 stars The tattered remnants of the original flag are in the National Museum in Washington. It was riddled by shot and shell during the battle, and was preserved in the family of Major Armistead. the Fort's Commanding Officer until It was made a autionul relic. have been responsible for many a nightmare. Would we be so bold as to assert they have caused wr «?' f5 aemer Md Hunter sleepless nights? We Would. JAPAN A THORN IN BACK OF UNCLE SAM'S CAMPAIGN TIH-. hand of Hitler can be seen in the recent * chsngcs which have taken place in the Japanese government. And time may prove that Hitler won :, considerable diplomatic victory when the nu«U-:-ate Konoyi- government gave up the ghost ami the saber rattling government of Axis-admiring General Tojo came :n. The advantage ,,f this to Hitler is clear First it tins country is forced to face a naval threat in the 1 ache its naval efforts in the Atlantic wiil ne- cess:m!y be hmited. \V C haven't-s»ot *· two- ocean navy, and we won't have one lor forir or more years It is nn,,«e S tion«l that a U.S-Jap- thr\x!r Uai " W °" W " e °' immens -' «-Tvicc to s·-'·-· ·-«!.. jlie ne\y Japr.nese government consti- contest to sec who would be the tabulator might result in too many fatalities. So let's drop the matter and say that it doesn't make aiiv "" erencc. diff- U-ssemor will wind u p its present football yea- son -r,c ay mght at Ashland, when the /title! for the ;.:ichigan-\Yisconsin conference is at stake 11 Ix-si-mcr loses, they will be in a tie for first IJflacc w i t h Hurley. But if they win, their's is the iin!:sputer! first place. But" why should they (osc i.oth Hurley and Ironwood have defeated the urgolds, and Bessemer has wins over both Hurley and Ironwood. Nevertheless it will be a good contest, and should prove a fitting climax to a ing!i!y successful.season. If you are well bred you did not voice 3 our in- ciiKiiation at the icy condition of the streets and Highways Monday morning as the rain of Sunday and Sunday night changed to snow and froze the ter.ra ; . nrma to a pedestrian-upsetting, auto-siidino- 1.0114!, KIN. Yes, Winter has let us know MI no uncertain terms that the Medicine Hat re-ion is all set to engulf this region for the next six months m a shower ot snow and ice. ,,,, - -!.,.- i , ' "-· ·-""· " j^pan tnreat- sea." 1)et4V «*« the devil and t h c deep blue M WVhington. the Japanese change of pm it. "the fluctuating wrath of used cons:deraiIy less than the expected i;V47 I- Ovci :- com »»"cd in China, torn with lit-., al dissciision within, threatened with e^ono- r^^n-f^S.TvSLe^ to Cxh5bit ^ U S V-fv-nI 011 ,r SCCrCt £** man ' high-ranking down w th V- CCrS XV °£ ld XVe?COlne a n?val s ho^ do«n \,,,pon. They think we could win that war m iairly quick time. But. should i" come, our aid-to-England program would certainly .nave to be slowed down to. a walk for the diimin« 01 hostilities it, the Pacific. auratton , 10 Years Ago, j Fri., Oct. 30, 1931 · Richard Harris, of the Yale location, \vas painfully injured Saturday afternoon while at work on the new high school addition. He lost his footing on the second floor and fell 25 feet to the basement. William Ryan, 11, sustained a broken collar bone and minor bruises when lie was struck by a car driven j by Francis McMInn Friday evening ] near the Irondrome. j Bessemer High won its 15th! straight football game, as well as the Gogebic range championship for the second successive year, by trimming Hurley Saturday, 26 to 6. Miss Elva Pascoe, Bessemer High j graduate, has been pledged to mem-1 bership in Zeta Phi Eta, national i dramatic sorority, at the University of Michigan. : AugusL Seinmerling Jr., of Besse: : tii'ei', :; :jfiaceii fourth and won $20 in ' j'.(lie'Uiner Peninsula Potato Show at I 'Marquclte last week. i 1 togs will be hung up for another ...... n the boys of the hardwood will be cavort- nig ahuut on t h e floor to sink baskets for the sake ot BesHcniersHigh. Bessemer will have a pood team, as will Ironwood and Hurley. Hence rang,- fans are due to witness some fast games this winter. It's too risky to predict who'll be me chrfmps at this time. Better-wait until each uas played at least one game.' coming: from Iron.Mountain has all the of an article which would rate publica- ·RXT, '"T,. 'ate-ahd-riot-tob-lamcnted "Whiz «ang. it appears that a super-market was opened for business m that city, and according to an article which appeared in one of the. papers down there, nothing has been spared for customer con- r*", ler ^u' ^'"P 16 sparking space has been provid- r · ?«f, 7 Stal Fa »s Diamond Drill aks if they furnish blondes, too? How could you, George? 20 Years Ago, Fr., Oct. 28, 1921 A boarding house at the Anvil location owned 'by Tony Torando was destroyed by fire Friday night. The Torando family left Tuesday for Painesdale to make their home. A big pep meeting was held Thursday evening at the Rex theatre by] Bessemer football fans to arouse en- thusiasin for next Sunday's game here between the Ironwood Legion-Bessemer City teams. Last Sunday Bessemer defeated Hurley, 27 to 0. C. A. Burkhart, JEpnuer jprincipal of Bessemer high school/l'called on old acquaintances here -.-. last week end. He is teaching at Crystal Falls. The Gogebic County Teachers' Institute was held Monday at the Bessemer high school. · 30 Years Ago, Fri., Oct. 28, 1911 · Several hundred people witnessed the services last Sunday at the Bessemer cemetery where the new cross on the Catholic side was dedicated. The services were conducted by Rev. Fabian Pawler of Ironwood, assisted by Rev. C. J. Swdboda of Bessemer. Rev. Henry Bucholtz ot Ironwood, Rev. John Stenglein of Wakefield and Rev. John Glopp of Hurley. While constructing a manhole for the sewer in the street at the First Last Chance last Thursday, Peter Becker struck a vein of high grade iron ore. Weddings: Miss Minnie Kteilho and William Blewett. Saturday; Miss Martini Paynter of Hurley ;mi Richard \Villiamson. Bessemer. Monday. First snow storm of the season occurred Monday, The Yale mine time is now 30 minutes ahead of standard time, beginning this week. H is expected that other mines will change in the near future. » 40 Yeais Ago, Fri., Nov. 2, 1901 · John Silverman has purchased "the W. J. Haggerson building on Sophie street for $3,000. He has also leased the building owned by Capt. James! Tobin, corner of Longyear and Sophie! streets. i Among the children who received j prizes at the Nye Connor matinee- last Saturday at the opera house! were: Goldie Martens, doll; Edith Duffy, child's bank; Lily Sanquist. doll ;Frank Roman, gun; Arthur Mann, pun. More than 300 children attended the matinee. Last Saturday the University of Michigan football team defeated Buffalo University. 12S to 0. Art Redner of Bessemer, made four touchdowns for Michigan. A residence for Supt. G. S. Barber is being built at the Mikado mine. A new shaft is being sunk at the Atlantic mine at Iron Belt, which ·wll! take two years to complete. Mules will be used to tram the ore underground. Fire destroyed No. 7 shaft house at the Ashland mine in Ironwood last Friday, The fire started in the lan- der's t.lianty and was similar to that which destroyed No. 7 shaft house at the Tilden last spring. Gerhavdt Berwald of Bessemer have been awarded the contract to build the large school house in the village of Wakefield. Miss Cora Carlson received the watch given by Nye Connor at the show last Saturday evening to the most popular young lady in the city. L. H. Truettner has purchased the Swain residence on the north side. Proi, Drake of ihe University of Michigan inspected Bessemer High School Thursday and will recommend :;tiii ihe local school bo placed oa the university's accredited list. This vria be ihe Srst time that Bessemer lias been given this honor. BowUns Is fast gaining a foothold on the Gogebic range. Last week an Ironwood team defeated Hurley. 2»2i to 1521. Bessemer has no bowlina alley. LETTERS To The EDITOR Left For Honolulu Chicago, i i i . Oct. 25. 1941 inar Friends; Here is some news you might like to put ia your paper: Jack Salemi, son of "Coach" John Salemi, formerly of Bessemer, left Chicago for San FVancisco. Oct. 20- From there he leaves today Oct. 25) for Pearl Harbor. Honolulu. He ·will work in the Intelligence Dept for the Navy--or perhaps I should say. Secret Service Dept; c How come yon'haa"no news of the marriage last August of ray sister-in- law. Catherine Springnetti to Peter Loncharte? I was ·looting for a write- up. Good luck.- From "Coach" John Salemi. the liarlier. Wanted Wanted--Agents to handle hunters' deer skins. We tan and deliver- Good commission. Write Wm. Gallagher Co. Byron. Mich. Dr. R. J. MULLEN | D E N T I S T Bessemer -- Michigan \- 200 E. Lead On U. S.-2 Phone 3821 MOTOR

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