The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on November 14, 1941 · Page 4
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Bessemer, Michigan
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Friday, November 14, 1941
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Page Four .The Herald, Bessemer, Michigan Friday, November 14, 1941 THE BESSEMER HERALD Pablisked every Friday by The Herald Publishing Company, 109 E, Mary St., Bessemer, Michigan Maurice R. Burt, Publisher Euiered ai the Post Office at Bessemer, Michigan, as Second Class Matter Subscription rates: per jear 52.60; nine months §1.50; sis months ?1-00; three months 50 cents OPENING OF PURITAN MINE A WELCOME MOVE FOR BESSEMER · FT WAS welcome news that was received in Besi- ?e;ner \vhen the report was made public that re- opesjhijj o? tho Puritan mine is contemplated. _ _ Ore thai was mined from previous development has ;secn mined and present plans are for further flttve!0|i»i!£f to uncover ore bodies at deeper levels. installation of equipment by the Pickands, Mather i Co.. for the purpose of diamond drilling in the hoiu- of ascertaining' if ore exists at these two Kiinvs nt a deeper level is in progress, announces \V. A. Knol!. general superintendent of the ;. M. Co. Both properties are lieing pumped out through the h'iuuon mine, they being less than half a mile r- ; r»r;- Installation of hoisting equipment at the I'siritan for the exploration is in progress. r.s the hoisting equipment was taken out by the i Hver Iron Mining Company, \vhen that concern ire;i-.-\; o}era*:on5 some time ago. Two years will be required to develop the pro- propertv before production can be expected and in iht- jKoaniime Bessemer residents are keeping' their singers crossed in the hope that mining activity \vi!l he resumed to the general uplift of business coiuJuions in Bessemer and vicinity. The Irctuon is in the City of Bessemer, while toe Puritan is in Bessemer Township. At the present time Uie Palms mine is the only mine ojeratiuir in the city. Sh'-wld ore he found in the deeper workings, a :u\v lease for the prosperity of Bessemer willl be eMie:si!ed to alleviate the present financial condition. which ?o sav the least, is disheartening. · "OLD ARMY GAME" IS UNDERGOING SOME NEW CHANGES T HH Army is tents awioug: jjTP-duat'v weeding out incomie- officer-;?. The way the wind 1K"W wa-= shown when a hisrh-rankiug;' general was vtniii»arily retired after -the annv he commanded uk ! . IjAitiy in war shames. Itetween World \Var I and two, the Army was jrvoc-:* ?=tt!e jUicmion, iittie monev. little equipment. Os.-cers advanced \vhen and onlv when their superiors died or reached retirement :ijiv. This -r.ade for a bureaucratic sort of officer xvlio sinipiy Hded his time, played internal politics .-rail U-arne»l nothing. The American Army now seems to he taking a pasx- out ot the 1xv»k o' the German Army. Nazi c-.:::r.::niHkrs are mainly young. Promotion is ntp.vlc on merit, not seniority. Daring and re- ^-·ureeiuiiiess arc rewarded. In our Army, men with the »ijjlit stuff on the ball are todav being iitmjitst in rank over the heads of their elders. Ge::w»! Marshal!, the Chief of Staff, has little ne tor sterile traditions. Under him is a group of Lieutenant Generals who demand results. So mtiny KII officer jjoiug involuntarilv into retire- v-ient or u. ar. unimportant post because he doesn't have tin- capacities which modern war demands * PUBLIC PEELING DEFENSE WORK AS ARMS PRODUCTION SPEEDS · ·THIS country is just beginning to encounter some i -»i~ the highest i'amL.'most difficult problems that a military economv- makes unavoidable. The arms program is getting into stride. Our aircraft production is at the rate of about 25,000 plants a year. ___ Production of tanks, machine g«ns. army trucks and other vital necessities, is iiicrt-r-siu" fas I. The two-ocean navy will be completed far ahead of the original. In the next two years, unless something unexpected occurs to chansie the picture, we should become the foremast military power on earth. This doesn't mean that we are doing our theoretical utmost. We arcivt. Labor troubles continue to mount and undermine production. Governmental red tape, delay and indecision still hamper industry. A few segments of industry have »ot been able to .get waay from the "business as usuai" pvnt of view. There is plenty of politics :n the defense set-up, and there is too much divided responsibility which makes for passing of the buck and general disorder. Even so. the gigantic American production machine is moving forward, ;xud .; is successfully making the immense change :r«M» a peace-time to a war-time economv. To -;«Mne. iisjs ohansje means profits and expanded opportunity. To others, the change means possslle_rai». In thai sorry category' fall thou- saswls. -,f Inissnes^es which have not been given a place in the defense picture, and which are now iiiinh',.' to continue their normal, peace-time wavs. V!USL- are tile bnsineses which are caught bv p'ri- orif.ej-. Xo one without a high priority fatino can ssow obtain the basic metals. No one can build a home costing more than $6,000. There are shortages of paper, cloth, rubber, chemicals, cleaning fluids-- commodities which in normal periods are excessively abundant. And legions of, employing millions of people, depend on ^such-commodities as htese for their very life. Pessimists believe that this defense program may. mean, the virtual death of little business in this ::ntiou. That may be an excessively dark Jorecast, But the hard fact remains that no one -ins yet been ab!e to formulate a program under wtuca wo may obtain maximum militarv production and at the same t-me preserve our business system more or less intact. Washington, of course, has given attention to Uiss small business problem. There has been an effort to tann out contracts, under a sub-contracting system, so that small and middle-sized concerns may obtain a fair share of the orders So far however little progress has been made," The bulk of small businesses haven't the equipment or the personnel which are needed. When you want 2 tremendous job clone, you naturally turn to the gfreat mass-production industries -which are geared to make the largest possible quantities of goods _n the shortest possible period of time. The dol- !ar-a-year men in the defense bureaus are taken from big industries. And so small business finds : t more and more difficult to obtain the-supplies it must have. If this trend continues, ' i t is apparent that a revolutionary change will take place in the American economy. Whether that change will be for the better or worse is a matter "of argument. In the meantime, it is an ironical fact that hundreds af thousands of men are being thrown out of jobs during.'a time when there is a shortage of suitable labor--and thousands of businesses are in danger of being ishutr'doiyrudunng a time when consumer demand and consurh'er purchasing power for all manner of commodities, is extremely high. The figures indicate thatgfthere simply isn't sufficient supply, of many -basHPinaterials to meet the war deinand.,,a.n,d the normal demand at the same tinVe." And the smaller enterprises of the country, which aren't able to produce the tools of war, are taking the beating-. Axe Today is Friday, November 14, only six days iintil Thanksgiving, a day of turkey and bicarbonate, and then comes Christmas, which is 41 days hence, or too far away for the. last minute shopper to think about presents. * Tomorrow-is the opening of deer season in Michigan, a 16-day stretch when the white-tailed .leer w i l l , match wits with the white-faced hunter. Some of the hunters will get their deer, others ,vill get their man, but a greater majority of them .vill get just plain cold, from tram'ping through the ivater-filled swains and watching for deer from the .op ot some high hill where the wind can get n jood sweep--but ask any hunter and he loves -·very minute of the time. * Football on the Range has been ended but a -"cw more games remain in the big-time schools, .vhen basketball will be the chief topic of couver- ation among Range sports fans. Will Bessemer )c the champb of the M-W conference? Will the jptimistn of Coach Utttherus carry the local colors flying as they did during the past football season? W i l l Hurley, nr Iron wood be able to seem the uac'j of the Speed Hoys ? The Cards may also have a sew tricks up t h e i r sleeves? These and other questions will be answered more f u l l y as the season progresses. · King Winter holds th;s section of the country in a grip of snow, ice and cold, which is a trifle in advance of the ordinary "all-out" winter, and gave the motorists a little lesson in driving in sleet and icy roads, with many collisions and injuries. Speeds of summer have to be sharply curtailed in order to reach one's destination in one piece. In other words, start earlier. * The Milwaukee Journal is responsible for the startling announcement that there isn't a woman alive who can't drive an automobile--in an advisory capacity. · Have you a son or daughter in college? Evi dent! the editor of the Kreolite News 'is paying ihe expenses of one of his offspring, for here is the letter he received: "Dear Dad--Guess what I need most of all': That's right. Send it along. Best wishes. Your son, Tom." Father wrote a letter to his son which was selfexplanatory: "Dear Torn: NOthing ever happens here. We kNOvv you like school. Write us a N O t h e r letter aNOn. jimmy was asking about you Monday. NOw we have to say goodbye Your Dad." J · That reminds me. we recently noted the scorer for a bowling match write $, when it was supposed to be written 100. Asking what it meant;' he said it s as plain as the proboscis on an elephant-i- and :t was. ' · · · * Al'.Canoiie still gets his name in the headlines but Hie pubhcity is too costly; he doesn't like it one.single bit. The former beer baron who spent the .»;isf .summer in the Mercer district is now in the -balmy atmosphere of Miami Beach, Fla but the government has a little reckoning to the amount of about $119,367 in taxes which We, the People, claim- is duo. So it may be back to the cook-: with von, Al. · It is interesting to note that of the 3.000 patents, and applications of Thoinas A. Edison, his favorite invention was the phonograph. According to the mov:e s '6f:his life he was happily married, which doesn't make sense. · I5et there are .some folks who are t h i n k i n g of Thanksgiving, are what they won't do to " that ttirkty.-the truly American "bird, on the 20th. By the way. the President says the advancing of Thanksgiving didn't ires nit in the people doing their Christmas thinking and resulting shopping, any earlier--this was evidenced by just as great a number of last minute .shoppers as ever before. So it will probably be that we'll celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November next year. Who cares anyway. Wish Mr. Pres. would delay winter until about the middle of February. He'd surely get this section 100 per cent, should he run tor a fourth term, which, he no doubt will · This Js one year when nobody is going to give us a million dollars and get away with it. Judging by the income tax figures, we might have to dig into our own funds to pay the tax on the gift- As it is, just wait until March 15th rolls around, those who haven't-been putting away a little to help the Government may find themselves with a lot of explaining to do. The Call America Heeds The Red Cross nurse is the symbol of the 1941 American Red Cross Roll Call poster, appealing to alt men and women to Join their local chapters as members during the annual Roll Call. Bradshaw Crandetl, distinguished poster artist, painted the poster and Frances Fedden is the model. Lawrence, two year old sou of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Czajkowski, died Mou day evening from burns received while putting shavings in a stove during his mother's absence. The fire department extinguished the blaze in the kitchen. Andrew Arnson left Thursday for Washburn where he will remain. Those from Gogebic county who served on the federal grand jury ai Marquelte this week were Andy Byrne, Ernest Felling, J. P. Finnegan and James Devoy. · 40 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 16, 1901 · F. 13. Jones has rented the Markstrum building where he will mtiuu- facturo hs patented snow plows this winter. He already has a number of orders. Benjamin Gerhardt is doing rite wood work. C. A. Peterson is closing out His business on Sophie street and will leave soon for Seattle. Wash. Matt Cleveland, C. N. W. section hand at "Watersmeet. was brought to the Gogebic hospital here Monday with, a fractured thigh. He was injured when .a handcar was struck by the inovning passsnger train. Gerhardt Berwald are erectns a buildm-' in Wakefield for John Silverman of this city who will engage in the saloon business there. Rudolph Erickson. civil engineer, has returned to Ishpeming after com- pletins his work at Uie Jack Pot mino llere, John O'Brien is building a residence for hs family at the Mikado mine. ' Nestor Lumba. one of the miners injured by a blast at the Brothertou mine in Wakefield some time ago. was brought to the Gogebic hospital here this week for treatment. The local G. N. W. depot is be- inj; remodeled. Since 190S. the year the Michigan Tuberculosis Association held its first seal sa!o. the death rate from tuberculosis in Michigan has been cut 66 per cent. LOOKING BACKWARD VIA HERALD FILES · 5 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 13, 1936 · A Northwestern Motor Company bus struck and instantly killed August Reippenen, 70 year old Wakefield man, shortly before 6 o'clock last Thursday evening. Leo Mallory of Bessemer, drver of the bus en route to Wakefield, was partially blinded by the lights of an approaching car. He then saw the man and swerved the bus, but was too late to avoid hitting him. The accident occurred on US-2, near the Wakefield Iron Company office. Reippenen leaves a wife and seven daughters. The name ot the Oliver Clinic in Ironwood has been changed to Gogebic Clinic. Staff members are Dr. A. J. O'Brien and Dr. W. L. Maccani of Ironwood; Dr. W. 3. Pinker- toii and Dr. C. E. Stevens of Bessemer. Mrs. Fred Brickson, a resident of Bessemer for 38 years, died at her home Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. She was 61 years old and was born in Finland. Wor;I has been received in -Bessemer of the death of Charles D. Fournier Jr., in Duluth last Friday. Ho was a former well known resident of · this city and .-his family moved to Duluth several years ago. He was 69 years old. In the early days ofl the city's history, Fournier operated the Puritan hotel on Sophie and Mary streets. It was also known as the C. D. F. hotel and was founded by his father, C. D. Fourier Sr. The hotel stood on the site now occupied by the former Peoples State Bank and Skud Goldman buildings. The four Gogebic county motor policemen were reappointed by the comity board of supervisors at its November meeting Tuesday, by a vote of 13 to 8. The traffic squad consits of Deputies Leo Isdebski and Goorgt; Sparapani of Bessemer, Arthur Perile of Ironwood and Beu Novak of Wakefield. WhilD no superintendent u was appointed to succeed the late Irl H. Dulebohn. the. Bessemer township school hoard Monday night named two acting principals. C. E. Carlson will be temporary principal at thu Kamsay school and Howard Brown at the Puritan school. Mrs. James Halama will fill the teaching vacancy at the Puritan school, while Mrs. Dulebohn will be employed at the Ramsay school. · 10 Years Ano, Fri., Nov. 13, 1931 · Axel Frederickson, Ironwood supervisor, resigned Monday from Hie county board. Tuesday he was appointed by the poor commission as assistant to Wilbur McNamara, county director of unemployment relief. His salary will bo ?175 per month. Frederickson is the second Ironwood supervisor to resign from the county board. The other was Thoinas J. Voyce who was appointed poor com- ; missioner of the Ironwood district. Fred Lyno has been named supervisor to succeed Voyce. Mr. JXTcNa- niara has established an office at the court nouse and is now engaged in classifying the county's unemployed. As a reward for winning their second consecutive Upper Peninsula championship, the Bessemer high school loothal! squad left this morning by bus for Madison to witness the Ohio State-Wisconsin game The party consists of Coaches James Halama and Fabian Schrank, Trainer Raymond Crenna and the following players: Capt. Marco Gotta, Herman Bartellj, Walter Partanen, Evard Serb In, Raymond'Pokela, John lelinini James Chiomento, Peter Montonati, Joseph Vukovch, Jacob Kettula, Eino Salmi, James Guzzo, 3. Turkal, P. Turkal, Frank DeMarte, Nello Tonsi, Peter Mikko, Reino Niemi, Roy Hay- vala, Charles Dufrane, C. Eppolite, John Banfleld and George Beissel. · 20 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 11, 1921 · Erick Muhonen, 34, South Shore section foreman and farmer, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by shooting himself with a rifle at his home live miles north of Bessemer. Besssmer High ended its football season Saturday by trimming Wakefield, 53 to 7. Deaths: Stephen Wozniak, 56. Saturday; Wilbur Achatz. 28, Monday: Mrs. Faui Peterson, 43, Wednesday: Martin Sloma, 80, Thursday. Weddings: Miss Irene Coffcy ot Park Falls and Dr. R. .1. Mullen ot Bessemer, Tuesday. Miss Warren organized a Latin Club at tho high school this week and the following officers were chosen: Bayne Cummins, president; Hazel Anderson, vice president; Adele Michaud, secertai'y-treasuiier. Mr. nnd Mrs. Oscar Johnson and family moved Friday from Anvil to Puritan. Miss Winnie Layers left Thursday for Chicago where she will spend the winter Jacob Fahiny left Monday for Sunnyvale, Calif. Anton Sommers of Ramsay left Saturday for Bayfield to attend school. · 3d Years Ago, Fri.. Nov. 11, 1911 · The Gogebic county board of supervisors has set the" sum of $115,000 as its budget for the coming year; ?40,000 will be used by the county road commission, $5;600 for bonds and interest, $20,000 for the poor commission, $18,830 for salaries and $30,570 for all other purposes. · County salaries were set as follows: circuit judge $],SOO; probate judge, ?1,400;, pro-bate clerk- $300; treasurer $J,;Sd,c||T deputy treasurer, $810, sherlf^irSofr^ undersheriff $720, turnkey $720,-..c^k, $1,600, deputy clerk S780, prosecuting attorney $1.500, circuit court Reporter $1,100, mine inspector $1,500, school commissioner $650, poor supt. first $500, second $400, third $250, county physician $750. You Are Always Welcome At The GOGEBIC INN j Located next to Abelman's on Sophie Street 1 1 Saturday, Nov. 15 I We Ar« sewing Ravioli Salad 25c Per Plata Join j'our friends at Gogebic Inn Dance to Good Music Meet Your Friends at The Bet Beer, Wine, Liquor Arco Erlicker, Prop. HI E. Mary St. Bessemer i ; OR 1 cent--l!:c T.TKQ of the average IoIIvpo.-_.-our child can study bettcnCbr two hours with the light from a 109- watt bulb in an J.E.S. stu;ly lamp. Eyestram catches 'em young; so be sure to guard your children's precious eyesight with good !"-'-.». SEE YOUR LOCAL ELECTRIC DEALER 9%nw light . Better Sight Lake Superior District Power Company

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