The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on November 14, 1941 · Page 1
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Bessemer, Michigan
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Friday, November 14, 1941
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GOGEBIC COUNTY SEAT NEWSPAPER OLDEST PAPER IN GOGEBIC COUNTY Subscription: $2 Per Year Bessemer, Michigan, Friday, November 14, 1941 WILLIAM IRA PRINCE' FORMER MAYOR OF BESSEMER DIED MONDAY IN DULUTH · Was Mayor of Bessemer In 1897,1898,1899; · . . . _ . . Later Was Duluth's First Mayor Under City Commission Form of Government Volume 56 Number 46 th« t .~r» com- .-William Ira Prince, 74, former old- time resident of Bessemer and three- time mayor, died early Monday morn ing in Duluth at his residence on "16 East St. Andrews street. He was Duluth's first mayor under th ^inission form of go v eminent "Active in the commercial and civic development, ot Dululh in recent years, and formerly one of Bessemer's builders, Mr. Prince worked to establish the commission form ol government in 1913 at the Head ot the Lakes city and served four years as mayor there, Mr. Prince was a director of the First Ktional Bank in Besemer during his stay In Bessemer and participated in. organization of the City National Bank of Duluth, shortly after he left this city, in 1802. serving as director and cashier for a number of years. During that time he was vice president and president of the Minnesota Bankers' Association. Prom 1917 to 1920 he was executive secretary of the Duluth Commercial Club, which later became Duluth Chamber of Commerce. the He Re-Elect Dorcas Chapter Officers was president of the organization in urns. Surviving are Mrs. Prince, two. sons. William I. Prince, Jr., of St.- Johns, Newfoundland, and Milton H. Prince of Duluth; one graudsou, Robb Lincoln Prince of Duluth; one brother, Clarence G. of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Harry R. Hazel of Cleveland. Ohio, and Miss Sara Prince and Mrs. Ira Shaw, both ot Oberlin, Ohio. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon 5 -- at 2 p.m. in-Endioti Methodist church, of Duluth. The following editorial which appeared In the Tuesday edition of the Duluth News Tribune pays fitting tribute to our former townsman: "The death yesterday of William I Prince, Duluth's first mayor under (he commission form of government, was an event that caused more than passing interest and regret in Du, luth. "Always interested in civic affairs, anxious for the furtherance, of Duluth's interests, Mr. Prince was on Nov. 21 are: of the prime movers for a change in Mrs. Elsie city government form and when it tron; Allan came in 1913, was elected over a ' * large field to the first office, which Jury Disagrees In Gorreau-Burns- LahtiCase · ,, Circuit conrt jurors reported to Judge Thomas ./. Landers at midnight Monday night that they could come to nc agreement, after six and one n»ir hours of debate. Jurors were excused until Wednesday morn- Ing. -.The cnse on trial began Friday, was conducted for a half day Saturday anrj continued Monday until 5:35 p.m. when the jury retired to arrive at: a verdict, ; The lawsuit trial was in the case of Mrs. Clara Gorreau of Montreal, plaintitf. against Burns Chevrolel company and William L. Burns and Lauri J. Lahti of Ironwood, defendants. Mrs. Garreau claimed - that in a fall caused by a floor board in the Armory Used Car Exchange at Ironwood. owned by the defendants, she injured her back, right arm and nose. She is suing for $10.000 dam|ages. Jurors were: Grant 5% Raise To Teachers ·e per cent increase was given to all instructors and employees, of the city schools except the school superintendent, to become eBec'tive this month. Jr_ e increases were granted by the iool. board when it was made known that the instructors, organized into a county association, were to request salary raises. Whether the salary increase, can nest year will treasury. L.. E. Church; principal of the Legion Program Highly Entertaining TfAt Ramsay salary Marine Corps Enlistments Accepted · Young men between 17 and 30 de-! siring to enlist .in the U. S. Marino 1 Cavps can do so Monday and Tuesday, "J*sv. 17 and 18, at the post office I CLARIFY CITIZ0I [STATUS FOR LEGION The annual Armistice day banquet of the Fritz Frederickson Post of the American Legion and Auxiliary was held Tuesday night at the Ramsay at Irom ? o ° d - The applicants for en- town hall. j Ilslmerit ,will be interviewed by Ser-! The evening program was started ;ge£ ^ :$?£ Poust between 9 a. m. ' with a play written hy Evelyn Massa j an * *i|fe. m ' -°? ^- h -$S of Bessemer, who played the leading NO DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN NATURALIZED AND AMERICAN BORN CITIZENS In to a f e .repuirement, be maintained j role of Clarabelle" Souse"" ^gg j the applicants .muat be between 5 ft. on the school j June_ Madison, dramatic .instructor in * in 5% 3 and 6 ft. 2',: inches tall, schools. "Washington school was given an increase in the form of a J50 yearly car expense allowance. Supt. E. J. Oas wil call a meeting of the faeltuy to explain the action of the board. MRS, R. I. C. SPOKE ON Mary Hayes. Ironwood; Anna Veralli. Bessemer; Rose Sullivan. Ironwood ;i Oscar Kytta. Bes seiner; John Leahy. Ironwood: Anton Baliich. Ironwood: Ida Turcotte. IronTvood: Josephine Wodrazka. Bessemer; Leopold Baily. Ironwood; and Edward Swan. Ironwood- Woman's club .-^The club sponsored 4tie lecture, a presentation of facts on nutrition which is a part of the \ national, defense work carried on uy the Federation of Woman's clubs. "We must elect ourselves to muke America strong through bettor standards of health," said Mrs. Prout. "Every IM.-.l American i.s undernourished," she sdded, quoting three reasons from the United States department of agriculture: limited incomes, money. __for-,.. food.. ,31anl. .unwisely. faulty'' f.:od' 'hauits.' ;: »- TEe members of the Dorcas cha ter. Order of Eastern Star held their annual meeting :it the Masonic hall Monday night. A not luck supper was served at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Roberts reported on the diamond jubilee session of the Grand Chanter, held at Grand Rapids. Plans fo:- coming activities were dismissed . An election was held vrhicl' reelecied al' officers. Those reeleeted officers to be installed on Roberts, worthy ma- Campbell, worthy pai- urer; Mrs. Edna Hansen, ress: llrs. Kbbite Ottc. cond uc* ress conduct- associate ho filled so well that he has frequently been talked of since for re-election. "His activities in public life have been broad and beneficial, unselffishly Siven and of good counsel. He has served in many groups for the public welfare, and at the time of his death wns a member of the St. Louis Comity Health association and a di-! rector ot the Minnesota Homecrafters j v.hVch "was hMd at the CeiUnil school a rehab.-litation STOUJI. !L n-omvoodT^- "Coming to Dttluth 40 years ago iP«am!d Deutsch, professor of his- from Bessemer. Mich., where he had ] tory ;U the University of Minnesota, sewed three terms as mayor, and was president of the First National ron: Mrs. Margaret Cloon r Wakefield, nr-sociate matron; Paul Becker, associate patron; Miss Olga Hanson, secretary; Miss Nellie Felling, treas- Institute Last Monday "·^Schools were closed here Monday i tb"-allo\v the teachers to attend the i Gogebio county teachers institute well Known as a lecturer and Dr. ^ Clifford E. Ertcksou of Northwestern Bank, he took part in the organtza- j university, were the principal speak- tion of the City National bank here ers at the institute. and served as an official for a number of years, later becoming identified with the Duluth Commercial club. . predecessor of the Chamber of Commerce. "Quiet, courteous and friendly. Mr. Prince had scores of friends who sought his advice and received it in characteristically kindly manner, j By these he will he sorely missed, j One of the best things that can be I said of any man can be said of him-- j Prof, Deutsch talked on "Total Defense m Democracy." Dr. Erickson's speech was entitled "Guidance." 12-Month Flow Test Period Of Bond And Agate Falls LANSING, Nov. H--A 12-month he was interested in people, and, con- j test of the effect of a reduced flow versely, people liked him."--Duluth j of water over Bond and Agate falls News Tribune. Nov. 12. " Tn 1S97 Prince was elected Mayor of the City of Bessemer, hy defeating H. M. Norris on the Republican ticket to serve his first of three terms in^that capacity, til 1S9S he was elected without opposition to that office in the city and in 1893 he barely nosed out John Holland, when the vote was 269 for BESSEMER WOMAN'S CLUB SPONSORS TALK ENTITLED "VITAMINS FOR VICTORY" .n attentive audience attended 'fhe lecture, "Vitamins for Victory" given by Mrs. R. I. C. Prout, WakeHeld, at the Veterans' Memorial building Wednesday evening. The speaker was introduced by Mrs. K. 3. Oas, president ot the part of Mrs. Souse, mother of Clarabelle, in highly entertaining manner that was well received by the audience. George {Reddy Kilo- wat) Monroe,' was up to his usual standard in portraying the perpetual inebriate, Mr. Souse, who spent the family funds on gin, and gave the villain excellent opportunity to take the humble abode pn a mortgage, only to be frustrated by the quick action ot'jArchibald Omlet, played by Isa- dbr Maecani, who cleared the indebt- eSness of the , mortgaged property, gave the evil one his just due via a punch on the jaw and his money, and received the hand of the "beautiful" daughter. The villain, a highly uncouth rascal, with all the old time wickedness in his heart, who had designs nn the frail Clarabelle, was taken by M. P. Dianich, member of the Herald staff. A turkey dinner was served following the play and dancing was enjoyed by the Legionnaires and Auxiliary. Several weeks ago the Peter Gedda Post of the American Legion weat on record as being against the rating ^!'5^ d .^ r ? Ct ^ HhOUt " de: Amerlcl^L^lrk^ 0 ' ** pAndents and able to pass a reasonable physical examination. Enlistments can" ibe made either for the four year term or for the duration of the-emergency. Those who fulfill the requirements will he sent to the Marine base at San Oiego, Calif., for their basic training. · HOLD ARMISTICE DAY BANQUET LOCAL LEGIONNAIRES AND AUXILIARY ENTERTAINED TUESDAY NIGHT ^t)r U. P. Carnival At Ironwood On Feb. 27, 28, March 1 Regular sessions are being held by the board of directors of the Ironwood Winter Soorts Activities group and the various committees in charge of arrangements for Iroiiwood's 1942 winter carriivai arid' thVUpper Peninsula winter carnival which is to be ·ou should," she continued. J ueltj here at the same time February "The naw scientific knowledge o£ nu-1 27 - 2S - al1 ' 1 March 1. James Hager trition teaches us to be selective in { a n d Arthur Pearse are co-chairmen j our foods irs quality, not in quail- j °' tne group. I Mrs. L. J. Cartwrtght, vice chairman of the winter activities group is chairman o£ the Upper Peninsula '·Eat what you wanr. after you cat hat you should." she continued. I tity." Mauv people, she sard, in effect, are starving from hidden hunger due to vitamin deficiency. V-lTamins are essential substances i:kemical Prince and 266 for Holland, did not run for the office the year. . branch agon river has begun at experimental minimum rates fixed for the Copper District Power company by the conservation commission. Throughout the one-year fact finding period the minimum flow, which the power company may not divert from the stream, will be 25 cubic feet per second during nine months of the compoui.ds--no.^.ded i.i the body for and vigor, and It is Important to kiow hov- to prepare- foods to preserve them. To feed their families adequ-.itely is rhe job of tho home maker. Mrs. PiMUt then pr?.s-.i tc'l to the audience the "new yaiOstick of lu-alth," a chart shewing the five jiivit active foe'is \vitn tlie amount which mus=t be tho daily portion TIT ih-; r :i'fs!ary iii-.-nt-i of import- in t vi;:i''iins!. Proce-:di!;r Iiom A to G. she i!;~"i:sppd the pan. each vita- 'Vnin plays Iu the prevention oE disease, m tlie maintenance of buoyant and vigorous health of mind and body, and stressed the fact that correct diet increases the span of life and gives "what it takes to face any situation." The sneaker concluded by reminding her lisenters that each one lias a personal responsibility to keep himself strong and courageous in this present emergency and for all future time. This lecture by Mrs. Prout was oustanrfing for its lively, entertaining style; the importance of the subject matter; and the authoritative facts which resulted from the work of many experts on nutrition, among them Dr. R. M. Wilder of the Mayo clinic. This phase of the Federation Defense campaign grew out of a conference on nutrition at Washington in May, called by the president of the United States, upon the discovery that malnutrition was becoming a serious menace. Mrs. Prout, in recognition of her ability, was picked by the Federation of Woman's clubs for national chairman of their communities for defense through nutrition. Violin selections by Miss Evelyn next Private Charles L. Hall arrived home after his graduation from the Air Corps Technical school at Chanute Field, Rantoul, m. After his 15 day furlough, he will leave for Barksdale Field, Shreveport, La., where he has been assigned. June 1 to Labor Day. sion has reserved the Mrs. Bob Martin of Park Falls, Wia., visited with relatives and friends in this city and in Iron-wood this week. He year and an average of 40 cubic feet per second during the period from The Commis- right to require that the flow be 55 second-feet during the day and'^5 second-feet at night tc make the AO. second-feet average during the · summer -months. At regular intervals the falls .and downstream section of the river will be examined for impairment of scenic appearance and damage to fish, the fish food food Final decision supply and fishing, a year hence will be based on fact* «sUblisheJ by the periodic inspection. Erickson were very well delivered and pleased the audience immensely. carnival and coronation committee. Other members of this committee are to be announced later. This week Mrs. Carwtright also was appointed by George E. Bishop, secretary-manager of the Upper Peninsula Devel opment Bureau, to develop a "scoring system and standards for judging of ne hundred and seventy five members of the Peter Gcdda Past of the American Legion and Auxiliary, and guests attended tho Armistice Day banquet, and the Legion Hall Tuesday night . - ^-- wC^Supt. E| J. Oas was the principal speaker of the program, and spoke on America's position iu the international muddle, stating that our own welfare should be taken into consideration before looking after anybody else. "The forward pass should be used instead oC the line buck," said Supt. Oas, referring to a strong air force instead of a costly . navy and army. "Airplanes can now fly across the ocean and back, non-stop and would nullify the advantage of a large navy," he stated. Some of the skullduggery that is responsible for wars was also explained by Supt. Oas, citing some instances that led to the World War 1 and also those that were back of this present war. D. J. Kulaseewicz, chairman of the Gonebic County Council Cor Defense, gave a short talk on the part the national committee is defense taking in Upper queens. Peninsula winter carnival Selectees To Depart From Bessemer Thurs., Nov. 27 · The Oogebic county draft board has drawn nineteen selective set-vice registrants to be inducted into the United States army. The selectees are to report here at 3:30 on Thursday, November 27. to leave for Fort Sheridan, HI. The following have been named to of the American Legion Auxiliary, was also on the program and gave p. short talk. A turkey dinner was served which was in charge of Paul Becker and the entertainment was ably taken care ot by Leo .T. Isdebski. Group To Meet Monday Evening County Extension. ment project in Newfoundland. Letters were written to the Senators and Representatives of this district, to the Governor, and to the- National and State Commanders of the American Legion, to have this- ruling changed so that there would be no discrimination between naturalized and American-born eitizeas among those Legionnaires who lie- sired employment on the project. The following letter received from Honorable ' Frank E. Hook explains the situation in detail, while another letter from Cordell Hull. Secretary of State, deals further with the- subject. November 6. 1941 Post Commander A. I. Christensoa Peter Gedda Post No. 27 The American Legion Bessemer. Michigan My dear Comrade: Following up my previous letters, enclose copy of letter received this morning from the Honorable ConleU Hull, Secretary of State, which definitely states that no such regulation discriminating against foreign bortu especially Ex-Service men. ev»r existed. 1 also enclose a copy of my letter to Wendell Lund. Executive Director of the Michigan State Employment Service I would suggest that, you endeiivor to give Mr. Hull's letter as usuch publicity as possible, endeavoring to get into tho newspapers, as a great ma«y individuals, especially those turned down for no apparent reason ami who have been contacting me. will be greatly Interested. If the reply from Wendell LuiuJ contains any pertinent or aiiditior.a* information. f will be pleased tt forward you a copy when it is received. Sincerely yours. Frank E. Hook. M. C- FEH:LM Enc. November 5. 1941 reiiort on November: Clifford Phillip Hood, On next Monday evening, November 17. the newly formed homo extension executive board will bold its first meeting at the residence of Edith Johnson, county club agent in Tron wood. The meeting will begin Cyril W i l l i - j a t 7:30 Tu reply refer to Eu 811.34544)1397 My dear Mr. Hook: I have received your letter of October 23. 1941. with enclosures- wi»- cerniiiK the situation which exists iu northern Michigan and Wisconsin iu connection with the employment of men for work on the United State^ military bases at Newfoundland. It iti the view of this Department [that all citizens «f the United States, irrespective of the place of their birth. f.houll lie considered equuE with respect to the rights, duties, and privileges pertaining, to their citizenship. So far us this Government I* concerned therefore tu differentiation is made between native-born ami naturalized American citizens iu cati- nectioii with issuance to them of puss ports for the purpose of proceeding am May, Lev! Anaelm Wainio. Rinal- I The main object oC the meeting j to one of the leased ureas to do Ponliano, David Floyd Bnllen, Wil-1 will be to discuss the liam L. Williams, Gust Martin Ricca, I drawn up by tho county John Walter Ahola, Raymond W. Anderson, Germinal John Filippini. Peter Joseph Ruppe, Leonard James Pazdevnik, Ragnnr Edward Hendrickson, Bernard Edward Jivery, Frank county Joseph Budowski, John William Lat vamaki. Frank Perpich, Francis Anton Manninen adn Robert Gordon Dunstan. Melvin Myron Sorenson was transferred to this board for induction while the Gogebic county board transferred Leonard George Johnson to Detroit and Alfred Raymond Danula to Chicago for induction. Mrs. James Olds. 63, Succumbs Tuesday 4 · fSiMrs ·redly o . James Olds, 63, died unexperft- She was accompanied by Mrs. Leslief ea , at 12;45 Tueada a£te rnoon. Church; Romance" from Second Mrs O( ,, a had been ^ Concerto by Wiemawski; and "Scene time prev j oui to her death constitution officers, to revise it, and to vote on it. Other business wil] include making plans for the Thanksgiving get-to-gether for all lionie extension families in the The executive hoard is made up nt local one representative of e;vch group, and the county officers. Its purpose will be to direct the policies of the home extension organization and to encourage tho county. work in the de Ballet" by Beriot were her selections. Miss with a. entertained selections: Frances Delo group of vocal Song" by Clokey; "The by Rogers; "A Lullaby." She also, was accompanied by Mrs. Church. The deceased was born at Houghton May 10. 187S. She has resided in Bessemer and vicinity for the past years../^ Mrs. Olds Is survived by her husband and a son, William, two sisters, Mrs. Elian Rowe of Calumet, Mrs. * , 4 » « . .LUltmL J X U W C 111 VU1U1II13I,, 1 V I 1 U . P a n g - - H anner _ W . aB Harry Slade of Ironwood and two group of-Harry Rein- and members of tlie played by a hold's pupils ROTC were the color'bearers on this patriotic program which was announced by Mrs. Arnold. Schmidt, general program chairman. hrothers, William John's, of .Duluth, and Alfred Johns of Detroit. . Funera] services are to be held this afternoon at the John, J. Frick funeral home. -Burial will be at Hlll; crest Vemetery. ' A BAM6-OP WAY TO PftOVt VOU'RC A FtMKMCO MMVIR/ HI-anti Uftn foumt in construction work on the military bases. It is true, however, that in order to reach the various bases hy the usual means of commercial transportation it is often necessary to lamj at a port outside of the leased areas. Furthermore, from the standpoint of morale, men working in the lease»l areas should have access to the cities and towns outside the areas for relaxation. For these reasons contractors and their employees should have British visas before proceeding to Newfoundland or to other bases. The Department has been informed by tlie British Government that its policy with respect to the issuance of visas to American contractors and their .employees proceeding to one of the leased areas is to consider each case on its individual's merits. While applications received from naturalized Americans born in one j of Axis countries are presumably scrutinized more carefully than those of native-born Americans, the records of the Department show that a number of German and Italian-born Americans have been granted visas and are now employed on. construction work at the various bases. j Upon receipt of your letter the Department inquired of the British Embassy with respect to the issuance ot visas to naturalized Americans of Finnish birth and was informed that ag Great Britain was not. at war with Finland. Americans bora.': -in . 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