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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 269. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. BRITAIN FAIR IS IN FULL SWING; MANY ATTEND Amateur Boxing Show Scheduled to Start at Grandstand This (Evening Heat Wave Hits Through Region With three more evenings and two more days to go, the fourth annual Western Michigan fair—in progress since Ludington and all parts of Mason county were greeted by an unusual wave of summer heat Wednesday. A temperature of 78 degrees was recorded at the Ludington coast guard sta- i tion, the hottest temperature since Sept. 4, Labor day, when the thermometer rose to a maximum of 82 degrees. On Sept. 1, a reading of 78 was also recorded but Wednesday's wain 1 weather was much more consistent. Much higher readings were reported in the eastern part of the county. Warmest temperature recorded this morning was 74 Tuesday on the county-owned I degrees at noon today fairgrounds on US-10-31 cast of: Grand Rapids sweltered in 95 highest tem- this summer, reported second there Ludington—was in full swing I degrees, in every program division to- perature day. I Other inland cities The big three-day amateur j temperature readings boxing show, an entertainment higher than Ludington. innovation this year, was scheduled to get under way in front of the grandstand tonight immediately following the professional vaudeville snow. The •boxing, officials said, would start about 9:15 p. in. A single 1 grandstand admission fee is being charged for the combined vaudeville and boxing show. i SAY CONGRESS MAY REMAIN IN CHAMBERS Prize Bull, Twin Colts at the Fair The boxing show with over' Meeting Will Be 50 entrants listed this morning,! J will continue tonight, Friday! and Saturday evenings, with• the championship finals Saturday. Fine Vaudeville Professional vaudeville show, : seen for the first time in its en- Held Monto Choose Date for Examination STOCK PARADE Fair officials announced this noon that the annual stock parade—one of the biggest features of the fair— will take place on the tract in front of the grandstand immediately following the horse racing Friday afternoon. All the cows, calves, hor.ses, etc. will be led past the grandstand and back. Probate Judge Owen J. Gavigan announced this morning that a special meeting will be held at the courthouse at 1:30 p. m. Monday, Sept. 18, to set a ! date for a crippled children's i clinic to be held in Ludington in the near future. Object Would Be to Keep Check on Administration's Foreign Policy WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.— (fP) —Senatorial foes of President Roosevelt's proposal to repeal the arms embargo served notice today that they would try to hold Congress in Washington continuously, after it convenes in | special session next Thursday, to keep check on the administra- much tion 's foreign policy. It was indicated that Congress might not confine itself at the special session to action on the administration's suggestions for revision of the neutrality act. It is that statute which bans shipments of arms, ammunition and implements of war to the nations now fighting in Europe. Some legislators said President Roosevelt himself might recommend laws to curb profit-taking on commodities. There was talk also that he might ask an appropriation of $100,000,000 to $200,000,000 to expand and expedite the national defense program. Senator Clark (D-Moi, a critic of the administration's foreign policies, sounded the opposition keynote with a declaration that he hoped "Congress remains in "Purpose of the meeting," Mr. Gavigan said, "is to arrange for a crippled children's clinic to determine which crippled children in the county constitute urgent cases and require immediate treatment and which are not and can be treated at a later date." tire eight acts Wednesday eve- "There are between 50 and 60 nlnR, was .pronounced the fin-1 children in Mason county alone, est ever presented before a lo- tnat require treatment of some li'cal audience. ». jf ln< 3." Mr. Giwigan added.'., George M. Tyndall. fair asso-1 According to a letter received elation president, said it was I D V Miss Jeane Godfrey, Mason the "highest quality, mosli count y children's worker, from skilled, most entertaining com- | D J- w - s - Ramsey, director of i-fthe state crippled children's blnation of fine acts ever employed by the fair association." Eight acts are presented, in- commission, Miss Pumfrey of Lansing will represent the state eluding one of the finest I at tne meeting here. trained clog acts ever brought to I . Present plan is to hold a clin- thLs region, skilled tumbling and acrobatic acts, trick cycle riding, roller skating, aerial bar act, etc. Jerry Carmer, popular ic conducted by two orthopae- dic surgeons, Dr. Ramsey states in his letter. Experience has shown that two physicians can master of ceremonies with the! classify 150 cases a day. eight-act troupe, sings several The clinic will be open to songs during intermissions. Wednesday's paid attendance Manistee, Oceana and counties in addition to Lake -.. Mason totaled 1,700, it was announced! county. Probate Judges Frank today by Herman Klemm, fair E. Wetmore of Oceana county, director and chairman of the Max Hamlin of Manistee coun- tlcket committee. Inasmuch as i ty and Andrew Alguire of Lake It was Children's day, the county are expected to attend, grounds were teeming withi A. W. Church, chairman of hundreds of children, almost all the Ludington Rotary crippled children's committee, said this morning he would be present. Dr. Lars Switzer, Mason-Manistee county health unit physician, has also been Invited to session as long as the emergency proclaimed • by the president exists." The regular session begins next Jan. 3 and, if the special session extends throughout this year, Congress will be in almost continuous session at least until (IMcasc turn to Page 9, Column 5) NAZIS REPORT GDYNIA HAS [Say 66,000 Polish Prisoners j Have Been Captured on i Eastern Front BERLIN, Sept. 14.—(/?)—Surrender of the Polish .port of Gdynia after a two-weeks' siege was announced today and Germany's eastern army was reported to have made new advances in drives against (Warsaw and two other key Polish objectives. A communique telling of fall of Gydnia, which had been cut off almost since the outbreak of hostilities Sept. 1, said German troops entered the city at MACHINE CIVILIAN BOMBING WILL FREE HANDS Say German Population May Be Attacked from Air if Reported Nazi Plans Are Carried Out LONDON, Sept. 14.—(XP)—Great Britain moved cautiously today toward releasing the full power of her war machine upon Germany following Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax's announcement thai any German bombing of ' undefended cities would "free Britain's hands." • . Reports of plans for unrestricted German bombing closely followed a British announcement Germany "may attempt to establish submarine and air bases on the coasts of South and Central American countries." As to aerial warfare, Lord Halifax told the House' of Lord* Wednesday: "The restrictions which his majesty's government have imposed on their forces were based on the condition of similar restraint 10:15 a. m. (4:15 a. m., E.S.T.) | being observed by their opponents. "The . Polish commandant .surrendered the city," it con- itinued. "North of Gydnia [fighting is still going on." I A communique which told of I advances in Poland said 60,000 i prisoners had been captured land showed the eastern forces !to be centering on three main j maneuvers: 1. Encircling Warsaw completely ; President Martin of AFL-UAW Demands That His Group's Name Be Removed Horse-Pulling Is Feature Of Fair (Brestlitovsk) 110 miles east of Warsaw. Earlier today a commentary | which usually presents the German foreign office opinion attributed to President Roosevelt, top, "May's Herod" by name, is I Below Is the fine pair of twin I ghjf l"tegretation of the p( ii 1"^ Yrrnn p' n r rn r n f» fin* fnr r n A ivtviiii uc wj-^iji. iiit;, CXLL one of the several fine bulls at 'ee 0n d successive \%a^ by Bert "unfair and unchivalrous, 2. Cutting off Lublin from (Lwow to prevent such govern- jment officials as muy still be at Lublin from reaching the south; and 3. Advancing with East Prus- the largest election yet con- sian divisions upon Brzesc | ducted by the National Labor' 1 DETROIT, Sept. 14.— (/P)— In His majesty's government must hold themselves completely free, if such restraint Is not in fact observed, to take such action as they may deem appropriate." (An announcement from Adolf Hitler's field headquarters said the German army would break Polish resistance in open towns and villages "with all means at its disposal." The Polish government was accused in the state-, ment of encouraging Poles to resort to sniping.) In reporting the belief of the British government that Germany would try to establish sub- —Daily News Photos. This strapping animal at the > cast end of the midway area. ... .. . . this week's Western Michigan K elly of Shelby. When here last f a y , nothing of being unneu- to fair. He is the property of A. J. year they were just little fellows, tral. I: ; formation said: Langfeldt and W. 3. Thuvow. five months old. Now, as the pic- Coincidentally, publication of well-known Mason county dairyn.-l.ure shows, they are getting-up 1 a German contraband law was! men. Here he stand.-; ratting his"' inlhe world, being nearly a year seen by observers as a warning- whiskers trimmed ready to take and a half old. Dot and Dash _lhis place among the many fine : by name, they are shown with One of the features of this morning's Western Michigan fair, in progress for balance of the week, was the horse-pulling contest, lightweight division. Second day of the Contest, involving the heavyweight division, will take place in front of the grandstand at 10 a. m. Friday. Several hundred persons- were in the grandstand this morning to see the fine-appearing, excellently trained farm horses as they tugged proudly at weights ranging up i farm animals on exhibit in the i Mr. Kelly. Twin colts are a real three livestock buildings at the i rarity. Successful Summer Is Reported Thru County to the world that German submarines would do their ut- bile industry, 21,000 employes of the Briggs Manufacturing company today registered their preferences for a bargaining agent. Over the protests of President Homer Martin, the name of the AFL United Automobile Workers remained on the ballots, offering workers in six its here and one at Incl., their choice. among the UAW-AFL, the CIO confirmation of any German in- "The government has instructed his majesty's representatives in those countries to invite the governments to which they are accredited to take all steps which may be necessary to prevent any breaches of. tneir neutrality." The Times, which often reflects government opinion, commented that the .British govern-'. ment had received no official United Automobile Workers, or •tllCMlll.l.12 VY U llll,t V.*. W Uiiv-iA. tl" . , . * most legitimately to prevent) no union at all. food and war materials from I In a last minute attempt to reaching Britain and France. I remove the UAW-AFL from the Of operations on the western — — • -• • • front the communique said j that "stronger French forces than hitherto" advanced toward German outposts between (By LEE KRUSKA) i A brief survey of resort's hotels, merchants, restaurant having after- schools in the county been dismissed for the noon. Mason County Day The day was also Mason County Merchants' day, with (Please turn to Page 10, Column 2) LANSING, Sept. 14.—#P)-—Attorney General Thomas Read declared in an opinion today that, if a shortage in school aid k fund continues, the state need not pay school districts in full for the tuition of non-resident pupils. Dr. Eugene B. attend. Expenses of the orthopaedic surgeons and those of the commission 'personnel will be taken care of by the state commission, it was learned. Ludington Rotary club has agreed to pay for any transportation expenses that might be incurred in bringing children to the clinic when it is held. superintendent striiction, said Elliott, state of public In- that under the ruling the state might reduce the tuition payments the same 14 percent which has been made In equalization and primary supplement fund payments. Dr. Elliott said schools which have the greatest enollment from rural areas would be the hardest hit. He explained that high schools may charge pupils' home districts for the shortage but that in many cases the home districts are not able to pay and in many cases It Is not done for business reasons. #—*—*—•£•—•»• -•- •*—#—,«—-*•- * t * BE SURE, ! to Collect Your , TICKETS When You Make Purchases in Mason County YOU MAY GET THE CAB | NEXT FRIDAY! * mem- those Marquette Memorial Members Listed With the Pere Marquette Memorial association drive in full swing a further list of berships, in addition' to already published, was submitted this morning by Miss Agnes MacLaren, secretary of the association. The memberships are as follows: Honorary memberships; Rev. T. W. Albin, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Wllloughby, Thompson Cabinet Co. Full memberships; Broadway cafe, Capt. Esten Bahle, Crystal lodge, No. 159, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Mrs. Joseph Sahlmark. Associate memberships; Ed Jankowski, Mrs. £d Jankowski, Mr. and Mrs. W.. H'. Cuthbertson, Wilfrid Hocking, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butle^ Mr. and Mrs. Blery Harmon, Park Store, James E. Burr of Grand Rapids, Mr, and Mrs. Carl Schmock, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Rohrmoser, Le.e Kruska. The membership drive is being held in an effort to raise funds for construction of a permanent memorial Marquette, at his Byttersvilie. to Father deathsite in Cold season will soon be here, better stock up at the NYAL 2 for 1 SALE, now going on at SAHLMARK'S PHARMACY. r^Adyertisement, South Bayou on Hamlin lake reports a .successful season from every .standpoint. Saartaruecken and but were "stopped fields fire." Hornback, by mine and German defense ire. Pulling 2,600 pounds is equivalent to pulling 26 plows, each plowing six inches aeep. This morning's contest was won by John DeVries of New Era. Gordon Kingsford of Hesperia was second, Frank Easton of Shelby, third, John Rosenow of Victory township, fourth and 3ans Nicholson of Scottville, fifth. Messrs. Rosenow and Sficholson both drove young ,eams which were pulling for ;he first time. They entered ;he contest chiefly to give their lorses experience, both of then- teams making very creditable showings. Horsemanship prizes were awarded as follows: First, Mr. Easton; second, Mr. DeVries; third, Mr. Rosenow. For the first time since the [air was started, the Michigan State college dynamometer was used in 'gauging this morning's pulling. A large, accurate measuring device, it will be used again Friday. W. H. Southworth of East Lansing, extension department of Michigan State college, is in charge of tne contest. Milo Colburn is local chairman. Many Yachts Visit in Local Harbor Ludington harbor played host to 28 pleasure yachts during the month of August, an average of about one a day. This figure, taken from the Ludington coast guard records, includes both power and sailboats. Added ta the total of 86 pleasure craft that had visited Ludington up to July 31 makes a total of 114 visiting yachts up to Sept. 1. This figure does not include fish tugs or commercial craft of any kind. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair and continued warm tonight a.nd Friday. Detroit and Vicinity: Generally fair and continued warm tonight and Friday; gentle to moderate south to south west winds. The sun sets today at 0:44 and rises Friday nt 0:12., The moon sets Friday nt 7:58 p. m. I Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 76, minimum 68. operators and others connected "We had just as many people I with the resort industry, always around South Bayou this sum-j a reliable barometer of the mer as we did last .season," Mr.' -summer season, seems to indi- Shellenbarger .said. "I'd say cate that Ludington and Mason county in general enjoyed a successful summer, in many .respects somewhat better than la.sl year. Most resorts in Mason county claimed business a-s good as 1938 although the majority reported not quite a.s many visitors here in comparison with 1938. Shellenbarger's resort at that the .sea-s;m was every bit as good as 1938." The rest of the cottages a- rouncl the bayou were well filled all summer long it was learned. W. S. Vivian, .secretary-manager of Epworth Heights, Mason Drought and Floods Are Responsible for Serious Situation in Orient ballot, Martin protested in a telegram to the NLRB that CIO members were creating a "deadly reign of terror" among automobile workers here and that "it is impossible at this time to secure a Democratic election" under the auspices of the board's regional office at Detroit. "Our people are not participating in the election and will not be bound by the same results," Martin said. He indicated his group might take the same stand in the NLRB poll of 60,000 Chrysler Corp. employes Sept. 27. county's largest resort colony, DTP nn^t «P<mnn Ind i/ne past season nau with vviin nhonri rif 1 o^R Thp ahead ol 1JJ8. me worth report includes the hotel, tea room and coffee shop. "We had about the same num- SHANGHAI, Sept. 14.—(/P)>— s *u! Foreign relief authorities estimated .today 25,000,000 Chinese face starvation and other suf- ber of visitors but our business in Shantung province. was slightly in excess of 1938.j p a il crops in these areas In general it was quite a sue-1 were said to be completely de- To Demand Inquiry of Agriculture Dept. . i eports business fair. "I don't FLINT, Sept. 14.—(/1V- W. C. j believe there were as many Durant, founder of General | people around this year as last Motors corporation, has noli- | .season " Mr. Loppc-nthien com' - '' fering this winter from floods in Hopeh province and the Yellow river basin and drought •cessful season.". F. J. Loppenthien, operator of stroyed. American religious and Red Cross relief are funds Lake.shore Lodge and cabins,]nearly exhausted. fied Secretary Henry'A. Walhu-p mented he will request an investigation of the department, of agriculture at the next regular session of Congress. Upper A- survey of Tientsin, where the first cold of autumn has made itself felt, indicated hardships from the recent floods were just starting. The flood crest dropped two BULLETINS tention to bomb undefended cities, but added: ; "At any rate, whether the proclamation is authentic 1 or not the German airmen halve inot yet been set to this work of murder. Until the proposed atrocities are actually committed thfr- British government with the French will certainly not depart from the assurance that both have given to the president of the United States." Other newspapers featured prominently a statement from the Polish embassy that up to Sept. 3 German planes had bombed 30 cities and open towns. in Poland killing more than 1,500 civilians including women and children. Since then, the em- (Please turn to Page 2, Column 6) feet but most of Tientsin was In a letter to Wallace • made Us the'veur before. Business public Wednesday, Durant .said !, (i-icnsc turn i<> i-agi- s. column -o July Best Mouth Barnharfii re.sort on -,-.-.--. ^amlin lake reports as large a p 111 under water. Thousands i number of. visitor-? this .summer |of_Refugees ^huddled on _ straw in his request would be based on ; an agriculture department ' complaint charging- him and six others with "cheating, defrauding, misleading and 'false-, ly reporting- to persons in'con- nection with wheat future contracts" in the . Chicago .grain market. Durant's letter said, in part: "The complaint against me matting- in improvised camps. Tientsin's health remained excellent despite the hardships Athenia Survivors Leave for Homes The floods extend around the HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 14.— city within a radius of about (/p)_With vivid memories of j 50 miles, while beyond this the WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.— (AP) —The American government served notice on the warring nations today that it "reserves all rights' of the United States and its nationals under international law," and will take appropriate measures when these rights are violated. TO SHIP RESCUE NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—(AP) — The United States Liner Man- hiaMan today radioed she had turned from her course to rescue the crew of the British Tanker "British Influence." CREW IS SAVED LONDON, Sept. 14.—(AP) — The Ropner Shipping company announced today that a message er continues. narrow escapes at sea still fresh in their minds, more but authorities feared a pneu- fr ll m j ts 4,869-ton Steamer Firby, monia outbreak as cold weath- wmch was torpedoed, said the crew had landed safely. WELCOME RAIN BUDAPEST, Sept. 14.—(AP) — Heavy autumn rains for which all Poland has been praying in the hope they would hamper swollen rivers and creeks are believed to cover most of cen- than 200 survivors of the Brit- trial and Sourthern Hopeh. Germany's motorr z ed forces vere ibi-, T ;,-,«,. Atv,n,-,in h.-nntviif v»Pi'o Some of thfi flooded firfins ttinv «ermdny s moiorizea torces were ish Liner , Athenia, brought here issued at your instance on Wednesday by the American March 10, 1939, containing pos.-. Freighter. -City of Flint, scat- itive and direct charges affect- tered joyfully toward their ing my character and business .homes today, integrity, to my immeasurable ! Ill-clad and unnerved, some damage as the result of world- j survivors left this Canadian wide publicity, has not been port by boat, some by train, proven by you after a rcprc- ;and others by airplane and hensible and malicious presentation legal I automobile. Some" reboarded |the City of Flint when it left "This is to advise you that at j on a 48-hour run for New York the next regular Congress I shall session of on a coast guard cutter to keep request speaking engagement. Some of the flooded areas may not be drained for a year. Taft Is in Favor of Embargo Repeal PORTLAND, Ore"., Sept. 14 — (#»)—Robt. A. Taft, Republican Senator from Ohio announced himself in favor of a "cash and carry" neutrality law today. "I am in favor of repealing the arms embargo providing t~SW.*4f^ J. LUU -I- KJ4.lL1iAi AV-\£l.lV,OU *-<- , Iti 0 JJ ^ U» 1Y H I f.;, V'llj^tif^^-itlV^-HU. i *-* »-i,«.»-.w UAA&WV&QW ^*.*-*f*\AJl4*t* thorough investigation of your j Tales of hysteria were set off there is a cash-and-carry department for the purpose of jby tales of high courage as the showing the methods emiployed by you and your associates in an attempt to sustain, with no regard for truth, law or decency, the unwarranted charges which you have unreasonably instituted and have by collusion and fraud attempted to defend." survivors, many of them Americans, reached nort on the freighter after days of crowding on a vessel with accommodations only for a small crew. clause for all goods, including arms. I don't think this will tend in the least to draw us into the war. I think we should not get into it. I know we can stay out if we want to." He predicted the special ses- reported today to have begun falling; in the vicinity of Warsaw during the night. Five Are Involved in Auto Accident PORTSMOUTH, N. H,, Sept. 14.—'(/P)—A powerful navy yard fire engine, pumped water from the after- section of the salvaged Submarine Squalus today while officials pressed preparations for removal of her 26 dead, possibly before sundown. Meanwhile, salvage workers accompanied by Harold C. Preble, civilian naval architect, who was one of the 33 rescued after the Squalus sank May 23, surveyed the dry forward compartments of the battered, rusted craft as she lay at a wharf. Initial efforts failed to open the after-battery compartment door, which was slammed against the inrushing water as the Squalus sank, saving the lives of a majority of her crew Meanwhile, the naval board of inquiry, which adjourned its investigation into the sinking, in 240 feet of water, 15 miles off shore, made plans to re-convene Friday. U. S. Bombers Are Sent to Hawaii Five persons escaped serious injury when an automobile driven by Ed Lockard of Scottville crashed into a tree on the River road, south of Ludington, about 5 p. m. Wednesday. Identities of the passengers j riding with Lockard could npt be learned. Lockard, it was learned, •was going east when his car left the road and crashed into a nearby tree. Slight bumps and bruises were SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 14.— (/P)—Transfer of 14 long-range navy patrol bombers from this base to Hawaii neared completion early today as the big craft approached Pearl Harbor at the end of a 2,500-mile non-stop flight. The squadron was expected to reach Hawaii between 9 and 10 a. m., PST. The bombers, com- Ahnnst all of those Intor- sion of Congress would last j the extent of the injuries, ac- vlewed were certain , the "pretty well until the regular i cording to information available. Athenia had been torpedoed. session begins Jan. 3." manded by Lt. Cpmdr. S. H. Ingersoll, headed across the Pacific shortly before 4 p. m. -Wednesday. They will replace a squadron transferred to Manila. Details of the flight guarded closely by naval ajflcta who described the transfer; • "routine." Four navy Damage to the car was heavy. strung along the

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