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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 268. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. CONGRESS WILL SEPT. LARGE CROWD ATTENDS FAIR SECOND DAY Prospects That Attendance at Event Will Climb into Thousands Fourth annual Western Michigan fair, largest in point of local exhibits of any yet held, entered its second day's program today with prospects that attendance would climb well into the thousands The day was Mason county merchants' day, with stores in Ludington, Scottville and else- •ifc.'here closed at noon to enable •employers and employes alike to .spend remainder of the day at the fair. It was also official Kids' day of Fair week, with schools closed at noon, and in some instances all day, to permit pupils War Pressure Booms Business How To See The Fair FAIR WEEK "The Western Michigan fn.r," said President George M Tyndall In a written •-' itement handed The MOWS this morning, "is now in full swing. "I am hoping every family in Mason county will visit the fair at least one day. "There will be something to see that will be of interest to everyone. "There are more exhibits than ever before and everything points to a fail- that is becoming to Mason county and the neighboring counties. •-«-•<; i s your fair; come and patronize St." When you go to the fairgrounds during the present fourth annual Western. Michigan fair, be sure to see ALL of the fair. Do it this way: As you go through the main entrance and leave your car in the parking area, you will find yourself at the west end of the grounds. Proceed on foot eastward on the main road to the midway. As you come to the midway area, enter the Genera] Exhibits building, on the north side. Here you will find: General exhibits, including one for Mason county's new hospital; an excellent health exhibit prepared by the county health unit. These are located in the west wing. In the main or center part of the building are all the domestic science and arts exhibits, the farm produce and fruit exhibits, the extension group and Grange exhibits, etc. It is the most imposing assembly of Mason county home- produced products and handicraft put together in one display in many years. Fruit exhibits are five times larger, in quantity and quality, than in previous years. In the east wing of the building is the big flower^ show •worth a trip to the fair in itself. Adjacent to it, in the same wing, is an interesting educational exhibit of school work, prepared under direction of Miss Gertrude Eastman, (I'lcasc turn to 1'agc 3, Column 1) STEEL MILLS MAY RECALL ALL WORKERS Consumers Are Rushing to Lay in Stock Before Prices Are Hiked to take advantage of the fact that they -would be admitted during afternoon hours without charge. Opening Tuesday, the big, •firogiuni will ctJRuriue' uaV night today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Professional vaudeville program, consisting of seven numbers—two more than originally planned—was to get under way this afternoon between heats of the first afternoon's horse racing program, with the first full- length grandstand professional vaudeville .show tonight at 8 p. m. The performers, several of whom arrived Tuesday from the Illinois State fair at Springfield, ill., were busy this morning setting up their paraphernalia on the .stage. The show, fair officials .••aid, will variety of consist of the best ME, I Attorney-General Says Crippled Children's Commission Would Be Justified LANSING, Sept. 13.—(XP)—At- torney General Thomas Read told the crippled children's commission today it would be justified in authorizing excess ' of the $3.50-a-day limit imposed by the Legislature for the "ordinary" care of an individual case. Hospital authorities have protested sufficient that $3.50 was not to reimburse their professional big-time I institutions for blood trans- vaudeville acts assembled in any of the four Western Michigan fair years. Harness Racing Harness racing, getting under way this afternoon, will continue Thursday and Friday at 2 p. m. each heats day. Two each will afternoon, with between heats. Music for the tertainment is races of three be run each vaudeville acts Fair week en- being provided by Ludington high school band, wtth announcement and sound (I'Irase turn to I'agc 3, Column 4) M'Further progress in the sale of memberships to obtain funds for the erection of a permanent monument to Father Marquette at his death site in Buttersville, is reported this morning by members of the Pere Marquette Memorial association. "With the drive only a few days old, the number of memberships sold has been very gratifying," Miss Agnes MacLaren, secretary of the association, said this morning. "Yesterday we sold our first outside full membership to Hugh Gray of Grand Rapids, secretary-manager of the West Michigan Tourist and Resort association." It was also learned that the Pere Marquette Literary club, the oldest womens' organization in Ludington and named after the famous explorer, had taken the first honorary membership in the association. It was also announced this morning that the Strom Construction Co., at present working on Mason county's new hospital, was low bidder on the estimates for the proposed new memorial. The contract has not yet been awarded. Members of the association are anxious to complete the membership drive as soon as possible because work on the monument would have to be started sometime this month in order to complete It before cold fusions. X-rays and other extraordinary types of expensive treatment required by some cases. The controversy evoked by the threat to curtail the state's program for treating crippled and afflicted children of indigent parents brought de- nand's for a special session of the legislature to vote an in- reased appropriation. "It is scarcely conceivable," ,he attorney general said in an opinion requested by Dr. W. S. Ramsey, director of .the crip- pjed children's commission, 'that the Legislature intended that the hospital should be called upon to furnish such extraordinary services and materials, together with board and ordinary care and services ustomarily rendered to convalescent 'patients in ordinary cases, for the maximum per diem of $3.50 per day. Bund Is Refused a Liquor License NEWARK, N. J., Sept. 13.— )—Ruling "there is no room for the swastika" and that 'licensed premises will not be tolerated as hot-beds in which to incubate hate and inculcate subversion," D. Frederick Burnett, New Jersey's alcoholic beverage control commissioner, upheld today the Andover township committee, which recently denied renewal of a liquor license for the German- American bund Camp Nord- PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13.—(/P) —A visit to offices of the leading steel producers here today showed executives almost dizzy with the sudden rush of domestic orders which many predicted would result in calling back to the mills of as many as 125,000 workers before Thanksgiving. • A steady stream of telegrams from branch offices and manufacturers of virtually every commodity from coat hangers to locomotives poured in, telephones jangled, boys trotted in and out with memoranda. "Consumers," explained a perspiring official, "are putting on the same panicky rush housewives did last week for sugar and flour. If it continues, and we believe it will, the industry will boost its output to 85 or 90 percent of capacity within 30 or 60 days. "That will mean as many as 125,000 additional workers will be needed and full time for those now working." i His figure was taken from the fact that mills operating at around 63 percent last week, were employing 455,000 workers with a monthly payroll of $60,000,000. Two years ago with production averaging between 80 and 90 percent the industry's mpnthly payroll was $80,000,000 for 572,000 workers. This spokesman and representatives of two other producers joined in saying they were haying to limit tonnage to a basis comparable to past performances Customers who have been buying 1,000 tons a quarter and now are demanding 5,000 tons for the next quarter, are having to slash their order. All agreed that the price angle had a significant bearing, since those directing policies of steel consumers were recalling the pinch of the last World war. Prices for fourth quarter delivery have not yet' been announced and most firms are taking orders for a specified amount at existing quotations and the remainder afthe existing price when delivery is made. FRENCH THRUST INTO GERMANY This map shows the French maneuvers on Germany's western front. Germany has rushed reinforcements to the Siegfried line, which France is attempting to pierce. Pershing Is In Favor of Strengthened Army WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.— (fP) —General John J. Pershing urged today, on his 79th birthday, that Congress provide funds at its coming special sessions "to carry the military establishment to it's full peace strength." Full strength would be 280,000 men in the regular army and 424,000 in the national guard. Since the war broke out in Europe, President Roosevelt has already ordered expansion of the army to 227,000 and the uard to 235,000. The A.E.F. commander-in- hief said in a birthday statement to the press: "I must again recall our de- ilorable situation when we en- ered the World war 22 years go. Then not a single move had been made, from a military joint of view, to prepare for it. That experience, with its costly esson, I am happy to say, ap- land. Burnett, who arrived from yeather. England Tuesday aboard the British liner, Arandora Star, listed nine activities at the bund camp, of which, he said, some were contrary to law and all were ' hostile to public interest. August Klapprott," resident general manager of Camp Nordland, sought renewal of the license which expired last June, but was refused by the township on the ground that he made mlsstatements In his application and suppressed information concerning the interest of the bund in the license. Do not miss the Nyal 2 for 1 sale.riaU this week. ~ '' '" Phanftacy—Advt. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13.— (;p) 1 _The Chronicle says federal officers are investigating "an armaments ring of international proportions" which has been trying to sell more than $5,000,000 worth of arms and muni- tion in violation of neutrality customs and tax laws. The Chronicle said it had learned from "a reliable source' thousands of rifles, aerial bombs cartridges and shells had been cached in this section. Attempts have been made to dispose of them either to belligerent nations or to revolutionary parties in Central and South America. Several shipments already have been smuggled in cargoes of scrap metal Orient- bound. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the army and navy intelligence departments and the customs service have joined in investigating in this area as wel as Los Angeles, New York and Mexico. The "ring is linked with espionage activities of severa foreign governments—and thus attempting to halt the illega sale of arms, the federal agencies are also dealing with powerfu spy organizations. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Partly cloud} in south and unsettled in north portion tonight and Thursday local showers.Thursday in north portion; slightly warmer tonigh' and in south portion Thursday. Detroit and Vicinity: 'Partly cloudy and slightly warmer tonight and Thurs day; moderate southeast winds becom ini southerly. The sun sets today at 6:45 and rise Thursday at 0:11. The moon set Thursday at 7:20 p. m. Temperature at coast guard static: lor 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: mum 74, minimum 62. GERMANY REPORTS THRUSTS IN POLAND Britain and France Pledge to Fight Until Adolf Hitler Is Ousted from Control of Reich Large Vessel Enroute to Holland Is Being Held English iPort m pears certain to be avoided lithe event that we should again become involved in war." The general issued his statement from Walter Reed hospital, where he is undergoing a periodic physical checkup and! watching Europe's new war fronii his bed and easy chair. "It is not a very good time to be celebrating birthdays when everybody is disturbed about the unfortunate situation of the world today," he said. *•• "Hhe recent action of Presi- cten_Roosevelt in authorizing an immediate increase in the strength of the army and navy has my hearty support. I sincerely hope that if a special session of Congress is called the war department will be at once authorized, and provided with the nece.s.sary funds, to carry the military establishment to its full peace strength." J. J. Smith Buys Inn at Onekama J.'J. Smith, former operatoi of the Piney Ridge hotel on Hamlin lake which burned to the ground a year ago this summer, announced this morning that he had purchased the Portage Point Inn at Onekama in Manistee county. Mr. Smith has been operat- Money Will Be Used to Meet Expenses Until State Aid Arrives SPECIAL CALL IS ANNOUNCED (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Germany reported new thrusts into Poland today as Prime Minister Chamberlain pledged war "until the menace of Hitlerism has been finally removed." Britain and France agree on this, Chamberlain told Parliament. A German communique said an "enormous number" of Poles had been captured in wiping out Polish resistance south of Radom, part of the sweeping German offensive to encircle Warsaw. Germans said they believed the Pqlish capital's outlying defenses were crumbling. Chamberlain's statement in the House of Commons, reviewing military operations, said British troops in France had not gone into action yet. But French military dispatches reported that a "great number of well-equipped British troops" already had joined combat against Germans on the Western front. Germans said that strong detachments had crossed a railway clue east of Warsaw and that a German vanguard had reached the outskirts of Lwow, 220 miles southeast of Warsaw. The Warsaw radio reported German armies hammering at the Polish capital had been pushed back six miles. German "suicide corps" have been landing by parachute behind Polish lines, a Warsaw broadcast warned Poland. France and Germany ex- In view' of delayed payments, Ludington state aid board of education, at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, voted to seek a loan of up to $25,000 to meet school expenses pending receipt of the state money. Superintendent H. H. Hawley explained that the state funds, usually here by this date, have been delayed. He said he was informed that the state money will be received in a series of •payments during the next two or three months. Borrowed funds, he said, will have to be used in the meantime, these to be repaid when the state aid payments are received. The board discussed lighting of Oriole field, explaining that equipment for the work has 'been ordered and will be here probably next week. Installation, it was reported, will be completed in time for the season's opening football game here. NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—(#>)— Victor J. Sudman, president of the Black Diamond line, said today he had protested to the U. S. state department against the alleged British seizure of the Cargo Ship Black Osprey. Terming the act an "affront to the American merchant marine," Sudman said the American vessel was stopped Sept. 5 while bound for Belgium and Holland, and was toeing held at Weymouth, England. He said another of his ships, the Black Eagle, also had been taken to an English port for examination. Sudman declared the two vessels had "no cargo for Germany whatever." The state department already was investigating a report that the American Freighter Wacos- ta of the Waterman line was stopped off the Irish coast by a German submarine last Saturday, detained three hours and searched. Another Waterman ship, the Warrior, carrying a cargo of resin to Hamburg, Germany, reported her cargo had been seized when she put in at a British port. The British government has proclaimed a system of contraband control permitting her to ing manager of the Inn all this summer. He is spending a few days in Ludington visiting friends. FIVE H KILLED Two Youthful Residents of Iraq Die in Accident at Birmingham (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) At least five persons were killed in Michigan traffic accidents Tuesday. DETROIT—Harry Stepnakow- ski, 11, was killed Tuesday when an automobile struck him. BIRMINGHAM—Fakhri M. S. Shaikh of Iraq, a Columbia university student, and Fuad Muf- farij, lecturer on the Arab national movement, were killed Tuesday when their automobile and a truck collided. Clarence Varcoe, 49, was pinned beneath his automobile and killed Tues- night when the machine overturned on Franklin road near Square lake. FLINT—Mrs. Lillian Voge, 53, changed heavy artillery fire on the western front, where opposing forces have done little but cautiously feel'out one another's strength 1 ."" "'•" •"•••••• In Paris it was reported advance French units Tuesday reached suburbs of Saarbrueck- en, which is about seven miles outside the Reich's "west wall." Recapture of Birnberg, a hill four miles southeast of Saar- bruecken, was announced in a German communique which said that otherwise there was only vanguard fighting on the west. Reliable Berlin quarters said German field forces already were concentrating on pushing through Southeast Poland to the Soviet frontier. A spokesman indicated an official statement might be issued i soon explaining what steps Chief Executive Has Stated He Will Ask Repeal of Embargo WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.— (IP) —President Roosevelt today called Congress to meet in special session at noon' Sept. 21. Although his proclamation made no mention of the neu 7 trality act, the president had already stated informally he would seek repeal of the arms embargo clause and try to confine the session to that action. At the same time he signed the proclamation convening Congress, the president sent telegrams to a group of Democratic and Republican leaders in both Senate and House asking them to meet him the afternoon of Sept. 20 for an Informal conference at the White House. The proclamation convening Congress follows: "Whereas public interests require that the Congress of the United States should be convened in extra session at 12 o'clock noon,, on Thursday, the 21st day of September, 1939, t» receive such communication as may be made by the executive; , "Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the Congress of the United States to convene 1 in extra session at the capitol in the city of Washington on Thursday, the 21st day of September, 1939, at 12 o'clock, noon, of which all persoa who shall at that time be entitled to act as members thereof are hereby rer quired to take notice." The project will be handled, Germany plans to combat the President William Mueckler ex- British sea blockade which re- plained, on a self-liquidating basis, a group of local residents having agreed to put up notes for the original sum, these to be repaid out of earnings from the field. All board members were present Tuesday night, including Mr. Mueckler, Roscoe C. Ely, Emil Newberg, Rasmus Jensen and George Hollick. Mr. Hawley, in his monthly report, stated that enrollment this fall is about 60 pupils less in public schools than at the same time last year. Foster school, he reported, has highest enrollment of the elementary schools, with a total of 329, a slight increase over last year. Pere Marquette school shows a decline of 30, Lakeview of 20 and Longfellow 12. High school enrollment is about the same as last, year. halt and search ships bound for! of Detroit, was struck and killed Germany or a neutral country! by an automobile Tuesday, from which goods might be for-' warded to Germany. RESUME 'PHON'E SERVICE NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—(/P)— The American Telephone and Telegraph company announced resumption today of radio-tele- Freesoil Man Is Indicted by Jury Peter J. Abramowski, 49, Freesoil, is included in a list of 16 indictments returned by a federal grand jury for West- phone" service " between the i ern Michigan at Grand Rapids United States and Belgium, late Monday. Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. Service with Italy was resumed Monday and with the Netherlands, Hungary and Switzerland Tuesday. Abramowski with a liquor None of the was law sixteen charged violation, indicted were arraigned. It is probable the arraignments will take place some time today. Tuberculosis Tests Planned on Sept. 18 Miss Olive Conely, Manistee- Mason county health unit nurse, announced this morning that tuberculosis tests will be given at various points in Mason county on Monday, Sept. 18. They will be given to all voluntary and suspicious cases. Tests will be given by Dr. Lars Switzer, health unit physician, and Miss Conely at the following times and places: Freesoil school, 8:30 a. m.; Fountain, at the home of Mrs. Myron Chancellor, 10:30 a. m.; Ludington, at the courthouse, 1 p. m., and at Scottville school, 3 p. m. All cases showing a positive reaction will be X-rayed at a future date. Historical Society BoardJWill Meet Executive board of the Mason County Historical society will meet at the Chamber of Commerce office at 2:15 p. m. Saturday, it was announced today. All township writers are urged to attend. Plans for winter activities will be discussed. plied to widespread German attacks on British shipping. That blockade has been one of Britain's main measures since war started. Prime Minister Chamberlain was back in London after a war council with Premier Daladier "somewhere in France" Tuesday at-which they said they "confirmed" their intention to help Poland. Another who had returned to England was the Duke of Windsor, who brought his American- born duchess home with him after almost three years of self- imposed exile. A list of petit jurors for the October term of circuit court was drawn this morning at the office of County Clerk Albert E. Johnson. Drawings were by Sheriff George L. Colyer, County Clerk Albert E. Johnson and Justices Henry Seeba and Lester Blodgett. The list is as follows: Harold Williamsen, Victory; Otto Listing Scottville, first ward; Mrs. Alta Claveau, Scottville, second ward; Charles Caswell, Ludington, first ward; Emil Lessard, Ludington, second ward; Leo C. Reed, Ludington third ward; Julius Clausen, Ludington, fourth ward; Guy Wrege, Ludington, fifth ward. Chesley McFarland, Amber; John Hunter, Branch; A. R. Kirkman, Custer; John Wilson, Eden; Edward Crawford, Free- soil; Stanley Lundquist, Grant; George Allard, Hamlin; Floyd Smalley, Logan; Harry Hasenbank, Meade; Earl Crotser, Pere Marquette; George Bryan, Rlv- erton; Joseph Budzynski, Sheridan; James Bennett, Sherman; Nels Peterson, Summit; Chjrist Christoffersen, Victory, and William Weippert, Scottville, first ward. A jury will not be called until the third day of the October term of circuit court. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13.— (/P) —Slated candidates of the Republican and Democratic organizations were victorious down the line, almost without exception, in Tuesday's light Pennsylvania primary balloting, latest tabulations showed today. The voting brought defeat to the first woman ever to seek a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme court. Seeking nomination on both tickets, Judge Sarah M. Soffel of Pittsburgh trailed both Judge Marion D. Patterson, Altoona Republican, and Democrat Herbert Funk Goodrich, University of Pennsylvania law school dean, who emerged the respective party nominees. In the only other state-wide contest, Republican organization forces swept three sitting judges through to re-nomination for the state superior court. Democratic candidates were unopposed. Greatest interest in an otherwise uninspiring primary centered in 453 communities that voted on whether to retain or restore drinking establishments. Drys claimed . some gains. . .. Coast Guard Will Increase Strength Capt. Charts Bontekoe of the Ludington coast guard station announced this morning that starting Monday the coast guard would accept enlistments aboard the coast guard cutter Escanaba at Grand Haven. This plan, it was learned, is in accordance with the president's executive order, enlarging military services to full peace time strength. The coast guard personnel is accordingly going to be increased by 3,000 men. Previously residents of this state could enlist in the guard only at St. Louis, Mo. BE SURE to Collect Your f # When You Make Purchases In Mason .County YOU MAT GET THE CAB NEXT FRIDAY! #—#—#—*- i

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