The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on November 28, 1941 · Page 4
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Pag* Four ^At,-i The Herald. BeMemer, Michigan 1 THE BESSEMER HERALD i · · ' · I Published every Friday by The Herald Publishing Company, 109 E. Mary St., Bessemer, Michigan Maurice R. Burt, Publisher Entered at the .Post Office at Bessemer, Michigan, as :' ;.- Second Class Matter Subscription rates: per year $2.90; nine mouths ?1.50; : ..sit.montiis,;$1.00; three months 50 cents Friday, November 28, 1941 YOU'LL BE DIGGING DEEPER TO GREASE THE WHEELS OP MARS THE KINDRED problems of inflation, taxation I and CGSt-of-governmen!. are causing many a congressional headache these days. Few senators or representatives seem to have yet decided what can be done to help, solve them. · Pr-ccs 'are now going: up with extreme rapidity. President Roosevelt recently said that inflatior has set in, and other maojr figures in the govern ment have said the same thing before. A legion of economists have urged that Congress take steps to control prices. But so far the lawmakers have shown amazing agility in dodging the issue. Price- fixing is an extremely ticklish proposition. It would directly affect millions ,of voters. If it is to be successful, in the opinion of most authorities it must be accompanied by wage-fixing. So, from the point of view of men who must depend on votes to hold their jobs, it is dangerous medicine. O:i top of that, there arc a thousand and one different proposed schemes for price control, and no one knows which might be workable. _Wc have only just begun to suffer the burdens of taxation that war and defense spending will make inevitable. The new tax bill is the heaviest in our history. Yet it is designed to produce less than $4,000,000,000 a year in additional revenue, and defense and aid-to-democracies appropriations now total close to $70,000,000,000.. The President has said that the government's cash income must be increased, and Secretary of the Treasury Mor- genthau has urged a bill which would impose on both individuals and businesses a tax load infinitely greater than that they are now carrying. The feeling grows in official circles that some form of payroll tax may have to be levied, and that this may be accompanied by a law to compel forced savings. Heavy taxation is urged as a weapon against inflation on the ground that it reduces purchasing power and lessens the ability to buy. The bill which Mr. Morgenthau recommended involves a straight 15 per cent tax on all salaries and wages. The cost-of-government issue is coming into the limelight now. The hard fact is that the war spending has been piled on top of record-breaking non-war spending in which no important cost reduction has been made anywhere. For instance, appropriations to aid farmers, youth, reliefers, and others are still at 'the depression peaks. Leading congressional fighter for non-defense economy has been Senator Byrd of Virginia. Mr. Byrd is a 100 per cent supporter of the anti-Hitler program, and at the same time he believes that the regular cost of government should be pared to the limit. He is head of a senate committee which is now Axe "YOU BETTER BE GOOD_ Here it is the 28th day of November and we haven't even started our Christmas shopping, in fact that letter to Santa hasn't been started which may create a national crises. The six-year-old- boss in our household has already started hers and showed it proudly, as usual it starts, "Dear Santa," and ends up with a list of articles, which equipment, and She has already CANADA-OUR NElGttBOR World-famou, 48th Highland**, Toroitg? Scottith, celebrating fiftieth -i^Tii s* HE famous 48th includes toys, clothes, sports candy--but to be a child again. ^ , started to be "good." · Any other parents find themselves in the same predicament at this time of the year? If not, \ve must bear the burden alone. ·· · · . · ·· Anyone mentioning how many shopping days, or any other kind of days from now until Christmas shall be stricken off our list of kind and generous kinfolk. They shall be listed alphabetically on our list of crepe-hangers. Then comes a thought of why it is improper for H man to walk on the inside of the sidewalk while ambling with the better half down the street. It prevents the femme from stopping at every window displaying garments of a feminine nature and admiring at more or less frequent intervals their contents. We speak merely from a time-losing basis, many precious moments being wasted while the dear one oggles in front of an array ot" dresses., coats, hats, and whatnots. Then again, there may be those who would think of the episode in a financial sense. Ladies, think of your, hubby who has National Defense at heart. An interesting fact was told in a syndicated article telling of lighthouse of a half- mile from the sea in Maceio, Brazil. If that bears comment then the tall chimney on a hill in Marquette bears comment also. The unused smokestack is lighted at night by powerful lights at its foot, illuminating the mass of brick in such a manner that it is visible for fully 50 miles by boats plying Lake Superior waters, and :a used by boat captains to guide their coal and ore vessels into the Marquette harbor. This "beacon" is more than half a mile from the harbor, being closer to a mile, atop a high hilL THE BUCK WHO WOULDN'T STAY DEAD Comes a story out of the wilds which proves :hat the only thing one can be sure of is death md tjixes, as every one knows. Three hunters lad taken to the woods in quest of a buck, and one of them had succeeded in downing a nice :pecimen. Upon reaching the scene, one of them u ^ ,, ^x-ii^tv. w*mniLi.cc \V I U U l l IS U U \ V trying to find ways and means to reduce the non- defense budget. Secretary Morgenthau recently appeared before this committee and testified that, in his opinion, very large cuts could be made in practically all non-defense departments. He did not estimate the total that could thus be saved. However, sometime ago he forecast that a rcduc- o 0 ! 1 o f at !east_ $1,000,000,000 a year was possible. . t j cs j jave est -j matef j tHat a cut of ; - - , - - or more is within reason, in uon-de- tense spending. Congress has been almost entirely occupied with ioreigiv policy (hiring the past year, at the expense of domesEc policy. In a time such as the present, with public attention focused on a war whica extends over three-quarters of the world it is easy for Congress to take the line of least resistance and do little or nothing. But the heat is being turned on now, and some of the turners are men lugh in Administration circles. This country has not yet adopted a fiscal policy, a wage policy or a price policy suitable to the times. We are far behind England in that respect. It looks as if Congress must really get down to cases and Dapple with economic problems which are of direct concern to every citizen of these United States. If you're from Wales you may appreciate the fact that the British Ministry of Agriculture acknowledges the unintentional misspelling of a name o£ a town in that district. To anyone else, the matter is a great mystery viewed from any angle, as the name of the town looks like a heap of pied type. What should have been Llanfairpwllgwyn- gyllgogerychwyrndrobwmiantysilfogfgogoch, was spelled Llanfairpwillgyngyligerchwrndrobwllland- silipgogogoch. Anyone could see how much contusion must have been caused by the oversight. THE BLITZ AFTER 27 MONTHS IS STILL SHORT OF ITS GOAL THF TONE of the German press has undergone * a curious change. For instance, in a recent article propaganda director Goebbels seemed actually _ pessimistic as to Germany's chances. He didn t say that in clear words, of course, but the intimation was that the Reich had a mighty toti-rh job on her hands and that victory was far away It is gejjerallyi.believerl in military quarters that the blitz technique has finally failed. It worlced with France, Poland, the Low Countries and elsewhere. But it didn't work with England. And it isn t working with Russia. The war,is becoming more or less stabilized. It is turning into a war oi resources. Hitler's prime concern now '-is- to organize German-controlled Iiurope into the vast producing machine that the Nazi armies need. And the democracies' prime concern is to outproduce him in all fields Mr Churchill's recent statement to the effect that, the British air force is at last equal to Germany s is not regarded as braggadocio by those who have access, to the facts. England has done wonders in building up air power,'and American .-- aid ( 3 substantial and increasing. The democrac- , : ;,ies are gaming ground now--but they have a lone '.way to go still. Hitler'? land forces'are still the best equipped and best trained on earth. "~ l ~ O ""«- ~-fi_»-"«~, i_ilH_ v*. L11V.1II reached for hts knife and started over to put the finishing touches to Mr. Buck. The rightful owner, who downed the animal refused the man's advances, stating he would finish off the prize mnself arid emptied his gun in the general direction of the fallen animal, at least he couldn't have hit it, for in the ensuing few seconds, the deer leaped to his feet and bounded away, the hunters being too excited to do much of a'nything, and the so-called owner not having time enough to reload. The deer crossed a river and \vas "last seen headed in a general easterly direction from the vicinity of Marenisco. There is no moral to this story, we rather prefer each one of our readers to draw Iheir own conclusions, in that way avoidin^ any entangling differences. " ^ We have passed up so many opportunities to make money and take advantage of money-saving bargains that it may be a long time before our second million can be started. Working on the first one is going backward at a slow pace. Buy Christmas seals and use them on all your packages and letters during the next few weeks Their use will help in the fight against the White Hague, which has dropped from the top of the list of fatal diseases to seventh place. Early diagnosis is the only course to take against this killer, and in the schoolroom is the place where the. first symptoms are noticed and corrected. It's the busy man who always finds time to do things; the loafer never seems to have the time to do anyting. CRIBBAGE, AS SHE IS PLAYED It started off as a friendly little game of crib- .bage.at Pertile's Pest Palace in the county jail, between "Shoopie" I. and "Socha" H., both guardians of the .law.. All went : .we!i until one of those hands came up that caused no littie end of discussion not to say much argument as both insisted that they were right. Words-traveled back and forth until a financial stake was put up by each of the players--you 1 ; nou ;~"T !S " and " Taint"--until proof could definitely be established. : To those that know the game of cribbage the hand will not be so hard to follow: Socha started the play, with a 7, and his opponent came back with a 2 for nine; The former played a 6 for 15-2, while Shoopie was content to play a"^ for 18; oo A TT' Vas P la - ve(l ! 'y th ' e Undersheriff which made r , cu r u n s yet and a11 looke d well. But mas- tertu. Shoopie had a 4 and here is where he played 't'for ··29--a run of six and a go, for 7 points At this point the Undersheriff came to life and insisted that r.o run could be taken as there were cards in uneven sequence that nullified any run. But Shoopie stood up for his rights and bet that the way he pegged was according to Hoyle Nothing further could be done until Turnkey Pickrnosa brought his card rules on the scene and settled the matter to the complete humiliation of one undersheriff. Shoopie. now has folding money and his next week's bowling will be at Socha's expense. Just so it wouldn't look too bad, Shoopie let him win the game. ---- **»a****»iiVXdO Toronto's first kilted unit, are celebrating the 50th anniversary ot the rounding of this unique organs- zation known the world over for the fervid patriotism. and daring courage of its members. Although the war precludes more elaborate ceremonies In which an admiring participate, · 9y MARTIN L. RETRY Highlanders First battle' public would like to dinners, parades and radio programs are being conducted in tribute to the valor of the men o( the 4Sth who distinguished themselves on the fields of battle throughout the years. Part of the unit .went overseas shortly after the Dominion entered the present eonilict and a second battalion is now in training and ready for active duty... ' , ' - · " In 1891: the Highlanders were gazetted and Captain John Davidson was appointed lieutenant colonel and commanding officer in November of the same year. In his honor the tartan of the Davidson Ctan was adopted as the regimental tartan which man; Americans visiting Ontario have seen on many occasions for the organization frequently appears on dress parade at many important functions throughout the year. The unit also borrowed the falcon's head, part of the Davidson crest, with which the motto "Dileas Gu Brath" (Faithful to Death) forms the crest of the regiment. Affiliated with another prominent Scottish unit, the Gordon Highlanders, the uniforms of the two-are similar. 'Every regiment of almost every fighting army in the world is .jealous of its own tradition and military record but these Scottish units have an added advantage in times of peace because of their picturesque attire, their splendid discipline which is accentuated as they march proudly behind their wailing pipers. The first members of the 4Sth were sworn in on October 22. 1891. the Gaelic Bible used at that time still being a cherished treasure. They drilled during the winter and when they first appeared in public there were 350 enlisted men. Colors were presented that spring by Lord Stanley ot Preston, Governor General to were won by the regiment in tie South African campaign against the Boers and during the last war the 4Sth gained prominence-in'one great battle after another with the cream of the German armies on .the western front. With other Canadian units they saved the day at Ypres where the Germans, in desperation, released for the first time their poisonous chlorine gas. Of the many battles in which they participated ten were chosen and authorized for showing on the regimental color so that today the -S8th carries Ypres, 1915-17; Festnbert, 1915; Mount Sorrel; Somme 1916- Vimy. 1917; Hill 70; Passchen^ daele; Amiens; Drocourt-Qneant, and Canal dn Nord. in addition to South Africa, 1S99-1900. ; When this Scottish unit left France after the last war the battalion paid its final tribute to the i sixty-one officers and 1,406 no^ ! commissioned officers and men who * depleted their ranks and remained | in Flanders Fields. With the addi- j Bon of large numbers of wounded ' this gives but a slight appreciation j of the terriBc fighting the regiment j township for the last 13 years, was guest of honor at a farewell party Tuesday evening at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berg. He is lear- and Mrs. Herman er. ing for Finland where he wUl join his family. Dr. Anton Jankoviak of Rapid Clty : S. D., who spent a few days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrfl. John Jankoviak, left Saturday for Houghton where he has accepted n osition at St. Joseph's hospital. Carl A. Olsou are Mr. and Mrs. w occupying t to the American Legion building. . an rs. . now occupying their new home next " snconntered. Millions of Americans visiting Toronto have been privileged to see iis famous unit on parade. Everyone, thrilled by their precision in marching, applauds the Highlanders for every move indicates the training efforts that have done so much in developing a perfect military unit The 48th has maintained a high standard during peace times by constant drilling and competition. As far back as 1895 it won the ^ascoigne Cup for marching and iring. Two years later a team was sent to the Islington Military Tournament in England where individu- il and team bayonet fighting won or its members distinction against the British regular and colonial :eams. In 1899 the 48th won the British Challenge Trophy, the Gzow- fci Cup. and the Gillespie Challenge Trophy in tests of marksmanship. These successes, coupled -with the two bands, one brass and the other Pipe, and the war record, have re-j salted in obtaining the great ac-: claim the 48th Highlanders deserve, j 20 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 25, 1921 R. VV. Johnson, graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractice, will open an office here December 1, next to the First. National Bank. He will be Bessemer's first chiropractor. · Fire early Wednesday morning badly damaged the August Mikkila candy store on Moore street. The build ing is owned by S. Simons and was formerly used by the Bessemer Bott_ ling Works. j Ray Slarsh, who runs a bus line ! between the city and the South Shore depot at North Bessemer, this winter is using a sleigh entirely covered lir canvas and kept-warm by stove heat. In the summer an auto truck is used. Weddings: Miss Rutli Duffee of Daluth and Frank Byrne, formerly of Bessemer, Tuesday, at Duluth. Dr. R. J, Mullen has moved his dental office from the Abelman build- j ing to the new Scavarda Michela j building on Sophie street. j 30 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 25, 1911 John Blomherg, an employe of the Tflden .mine, was instantly killed at 5 o'clock Wednesday when he fell 200 feet down No. 6 shaft. He leaves ii wife and one child. Nest Wednesday evening the Bessemer Eagles lodge will open their Tiew hall with a public turkey banquet and dance. The arrangement committee consists of Adolph Guyer. John Luxmore, Glenn Hoople, I. W. Truettner and Lauger Jensen. Weddings: Miss Josephine Justi of Bessemer and Ernest Buraglir of Odanah, Saturday. 40 Years Ago, 1 Fri., Nov. 30, 1901 LOOKING BACKWARD VIA HERALD FILES 5 Years Ago, Fri., Nov. 27, 1936 ing at 12:20. He had been ill a week i frith pneumonia. j A large bull elk weighing in the ! neighborhood of 600 pounds was shot (last week near Watersmeet and the j carcass was confiscated by the Mich igan conservation officers; but al- Fire believed due to defective wir-' 010 "^ a diligent search is being _ ^^ ul ^ uillles lv , eisle r of the PUfhed for the hunter who killed the and an inventory of it was being tak- ing damaged the interior People's hall on South Moore street auima l Ise has not been apprehended early Monday morning. The alarm as " el - The animal was picked up by F. C. Chamberlain, former Gogebic county representative who was known at Lansing as the "tall pine of Gosebic", was in the city Tuesday He now practices law in Detroit aud he came here to join a party oE deer hunters. William Artz has purchased the hardware stock o£ Charles Meister eu this week by John P. Mueller. 3Trs. Alillard A. Reid, W ho spent was turned in shortly before 2 a. m. : D - H - Raess, district supervisor, and the past two months in 'chicago re and the fire kept the firemen' busy. broa S ht b ^ truck to the conservation j turned Tuesday to yisit her for over an hour. . - -- 1 --^~«.»_- ^t viaiL iiur mother J headquarters at Eweu where it has; before Joining Mr. Reid's theatrical Abolishment of county WPA offices' been ' he center of a gr eat deal of in-| company which is now playing the ill rorinntmn ,-r, T^,~TM,,.,I C-- *. terest. It is not known as yet what western slates. will be done with the carcass but for The First National Bank block in 3 beins it will be kent at th«* Ir«n-um«*l TT-QO -^i.a ?«~* i , am! reduction in personnel has been in effect, since November 15 with th° result that the Ironwood aud Hancock offices are the only ones now open in Michigan. It is uncertain how long these will continue. In the Upper Peninsula most of the WPA admin-' .. istrative work will now (be handled. Years A a°r at the district office in iron Moun-j Fn "' tain. At the Ironwood office the po- ' sions o£ compensation investigator the time being it will be kept at the The huge animai was about a mile east of Land O' and one mile north of the line. Ironwood was sold last week to 1). M. Glassner for ?32,500. WiU Evans has secured the plumb ing contract at the new Paradis hos- 1931 : The Bessemer board of education j has moved its office fixtures into the i first ward school building and will and assignment clerk have been ab- Ebli, Gogebic County Democratic olished. These were held by Joseph chairman, and Leonard Hauta. Michigan's WPA quota has been cut from 99,000 to 70,000 men. In the Upper Peninsula it has been cut from 18500 to 13,400. snowfall ot the winter First real Tuesday. John Liikaneu, Bessemer township farmer, died at his home near the Grand View hospital Tuesday morn- The mytery of the disappearance' hereafter hold monthly meetings of Paul L. McDowell. 26 year _.... deer hunter from Muskegon Heights, j Henry Ostermeyer went to Abbots Michigan, remains unsolved. Mc! Iord - Wis., this week where he paas- Dowell was last seen alive in the ed a braketnan's examination held by woods north of Ironwood on Novem-. lne Wisconsin Central railroad, ber 14. Sheriff Denis O'Leary di-j Policeman Herman Carlson, who reeled 200 men in a ten-day search, '"'as recently stabbed uy a drunk he that was ended by snow and cold was arresting, is able to walk around weather on Wednesday. Even the the streets again with the aid ot a Frederickson plane from Ramsay was cane. used to fly over the area where the · -hunter was lost but not a trace could At least 20 varieties of honey each be found. , with distinctive color and flavor, are Erick Berg, a resident of Bessemer. produced commercially in California The 'Empire'---Latest In Streamliners CURST picture of the new Empire State Express, New Yoric Central** new L in service within a few week* between New York, »fl*r.i»_ Cleveland and ant are now nearing completion in the Pa3ade3ptaa coop* of the Edward while its streamlined Hnosoo locomotives win soon be completed by Ac a tb* world's most modern day train, it win be operated each way daDr ia two sectioaVof EE8fei^-^ftk^ · : ··'j t :"'^t-iti*·'·;.':· r^y^^/S-Vla^^V^Ste^^ '-.'ii-^i'^^'^j^i^^-^^-^-^^if^: U'iiii--.i: it

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