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LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 270. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. MAY FAIR TO WIND IIP ON SATURDAY Eight-Act Vaudeville Show Will Be Shown for Last Time Tonight' Grand finale of the fourth annual Western Michigan fair, which opened Tuesday, was to take place on the county-owned fairgrounds east of Ludington tonight and all day Saturday, with finals In the three-day amateur boxing show as the big wind-up feature Saturday night. w. Final appearance of the I, eight-act professional vaude- I ville show, best in the history of I the fair, will be tonight at 8 p. ] m., followed immediately by between 10 and 12 bouts in the second night's amateur 'boxing contest. Details of Thursday night's boxing contest, which was enthusiastically received by fans, GRAND AWARD Fair officials said this noon it is not necessary to be In the grandstand to be eligible for tonight's grand Fair Week award of a free auto. "The only requirement," Secretary Frank Jerome said, "is that the person be on the grounds, within range of the amplifying system. There is plenty of room either in the grandstand or outside of It immediately to the north." The awarding will take place at 9 p. m. on the stage, with amplification of the announcements to the surrounding area inside and outside the grandstand. Person holding the winning number will have five minutes to report to the stage. NEUTRALITY ciinnrcoro in in AD SUCCESSES IN WAR British Ministry of Information Announces a Number of Nazi Submarines Have Been Destroyed by Naval Patrols Britain and France reported they matched German gains on the eastern front today with successes at sea and a steady push toward the Siegfried line. The British ministry of information announced that "a number" of German submarines had been destroyed by patrols of British destroyers and airplanes. Unofficial French advices said that German troops, apparently fearing a French attack in force toward Trier, were retreating slowly down the Moselle valley, ripping up railroad tracks which follow the course of the river. (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Saarbruecken, major goal of French operations, was under French attack from three sides. At the extreme left of the front, French reported that a local offensive carried them closer to the important German base of Trier. German troops were credited in Berlin with new advances at widely separated ppints in Poland. In the south they were said to be pressing into the Polish Ukraine. Near Warsaw they seized CfllCW SPEED TRIALS Weiss, Smith and Four Others Are Found Guilty of Mail Fraud are presented in the sports section of today's issue. Fans said it was one of the best amateur boxing shows presented here in many years. Final afternoon of harness |! racing took place beginning at 2 p. m. today, with eight entries In the first race and four in the second. Expect Good Day Although fair exhibits are I greatly augmented in all divi- I; slons, officials announced this I morning that attendance to date has been below last year's figures. They anticipate a good day today, however, and again for the wind-up program Saturday. "It is the best fair we have ever staged," commented Geo. I M. Tyndall, fair association I president," and naturally we hope the patronage will Justify our efforts." Officials pointed out that hundreds of 25-cent seats are available in the grandstand close to the stage for each (Plcaso turn to Page 7, Column 4) Mason county's belated summer heat wave continued today with temperatures hovering near the 80 mark in the lookout teller at the Ludington coast guard station at noon today. Highest temperature recorded for the past 24 hours was 79 de] grees Thursday afternoon. Lowest was 73 degrees early this morning. At noon today the reading was 78 degrees, same as Thursday noon. The continued warm weather has given Ludington and Mason county one of its most consistent warm spells this summer. Ludington truly proved it is air conditioned by nature, While most of Michigan sweltered in, temperatures which almost reached 100 degrees, the heat was not I excessively uncomfortable here. Although it was hotter in eastern parts of the county, Mason I county in general was cooler than most parts of the state. *—#-#—*—*• >- •*-*- *-*-ij BE SURE * to Collect Your TICKETS When You Make Purchases in Mason County * YOU MAY GET THE CAR NEXT FRIDAY! NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15.— (ff) — Convictions of Seymour Weiss, a Huey Long lieutenant, and four other persons on mail fraud charges spurred federal prosecutions today in their attack upon Louisiana scandals j and paved the way for trial of Weiss and former Governor Richard W. Leche on other charges. The convictions, punishable by 10-year sentences and $10,000 fines, rendered a staggering blow to the Long political machine, now fighting for retention of power with a state gubernatorial election only four months away. The late Senator Long's brother, Governor Earl K. .Long, is a candidate. Ur,Weiss, one of jthe three heirs to the powerful Long machine, and four co-defendants were found "guilty as charged" Thursday night on the government's contention they bilked Louisiana State university out of $375,000 in an alleged double sale of hotel furnishings to the university. Convicted with him were Dr. James Monroe Smith, much-Indicted former president of the university; Monte Hart, wealthy New Orleans contractor; Louu C. Lesage, former Standard Oil official, and J. Emory Adams, Dr. Smith's nephew by marriage. 2,264 Students Are Enrolled in City Ludington has a total of 2,264 j students in its eight schools,' public and parochial combined, according to the very latest check-up. This figure is slightly larger than last week's tentative total. Ludington public schools, both grade and high school, have 1,849 students, 27 more than the first count last week indicated. Ludington high school now has 665 students, seven more than last week ana an increase of two over last year. This figure includes 29 post graduates. St. Simon's high has 112 students, 26 freshmen, 32 sophomores., 28 juniors and 26 seniors. The two high schools combined give Ludington high schools a total attendance of 777. , Enrollment In . St. Simon'a grades is 201, about the same as last year. St. Stanislaus' school has 78 students, about 10 percent less than last year Rev. Joseph Koss reports. Latest counts in the public schools show Foster with 332, Longfellow with 319, Lakeview With 302 and Pere Marquette with 231. This Is an Increase of 26 over last week's tentative figures but still 36 less than attended public grade schools last year. 'County Normal attendance stays at 20. The Nizam of Hyderabad, who has $500,000,000 in gold, $2,000,000,000 in jewels, and an income of $50,000,000 a year, is probably the richest man in the world. Jablona, about 10 miles" northwest of the capital. Some 7 miles west of Warsaw Germans said they continued to thwart attempts of encircled Polish troops to break out of a pocket. The German report of operations on the western front said French forces which had launched an attack near Schweig had been driven back under heavy artillery fire. Border advices to Switzerland said Germans in the Mundat forest north of Wissembourg had set back French patrols. This was the first reported activity in this section of the western front, some 45 miles east of Saarbruecken. In Britain the second batch of British army conscripts under the conscription act of last spring was called up. The new militiamen reported at a dozen leception depots for six months' training. CIVILIAN SHOVEL BRIGADE Appropriations Passed By Tittle Legislature' •| LANSING, Sept. 15.— (ff)— 'iThe "Little Legislature" which .. I holds the purse-strings on :' Michigan's $300,000 - a - y e a r ;'emergency fund ignored Budget 1 Director Gus T. Hartman's ef- ,, fort to apply Hie brakes Thurs. i day and voted state p^encies j I and departments more than 1 $230,000 in supplemental appro- | priations—approximately $21,1 000 in excess of Hartman's rec- onimemlatioiis. .jority of the Legislature, was necessary to allocate tax funds to a private organization or .purpose. The opinion did not mention the "Little Legislature," which is made up of members of the Senate finance committee and the House ways and means committee. The governor and three legislators opposed each of the three appropriations Post' challenged. Post, however, voted Men and women, boys and girls, equipped with shovels, are shown above marching through the beleaguered Polish capital, Warsaw, to dig trenches to be used by the Polish troops who defend the city against German attack. Continued air raids by Nazi bombers have wreaked havoc in Warsaw. Announce Names Of Those Who Won Fair Premiums Hartnian protested appropri- 'with the majority when his ations he insisted were not of question went unanswered. a true emergency nature. "If prices continue to rise," he declared, "we're going to have I a real emergency igroble^n in j caring for the inma'tes b{ our institutions. "Ill many cases, the administrative board's purchasing committee cannot now pay prices that are being quoted." I Governor Dickinson and a ! little know of the legislators who make up the "Little Legislature," or emergency appropriations commission, ' appeared to heed Hartman when Rep. James I. Post, Republican, Hillsdale, questioned the propriety of appropriations for two veterans' conventions and a negro progress exposition to be held in Detroit. . Post based his objection upon an opinion of the attorney ! general that a two-thirds ma- Partial list of premium win- ]Ellsworth Stewart; B, Donald ners at the fourth annual'Gray. Senior heifer calf: B, Western Michigan fair was an- ! Stanley Hansen. Junior heif- nounced today by Harold J. | er calf: A, Don Clemensen; B, Larsen, chairman in charge of ! Bob Tallquist. Brown Swiss— premium awards. The judging j Yearling heifer: A, Richard was virtually completed Thurs- Mahn; B, Myrtle VanLoori and day and final lists of- all win- Frank Sherburn. Senior heif- ners will be available later to- er calf: B, Neil Anderson, day and Saturday, he said. ! Red Polled—Yearling heifer: Winners to date, in the 4-H •', B, Estel Christmas. Shorthorn club and Garden club divisions: —rSenior heifer calf: B, Mar- 4-H Dairy Clubs | shall Sherburn. Showmanship ROT IS *—#—#—#—* .- »—#_#—*—< CAN YOU PLAY? i • • • American Legion Band [ Wants New Members. , Be at Band Hall 7:30 >P, M. Monday 'Regular Members All 0«U • i. '.-,-;••• '-:'••-,• /• #-"#•—#—#•—•# ^, ^_^_£f_^f__££ Forty-Eight Convicts Held in Solitary Confinement Following Capture JOLIET, 111., Sept. 15. — (ff) — Forty-eight convicts were held in solitary confinement at Stateville penitentiary today while Warden Joseph E. Ragen investigated a bizarre plot to escape by scaling walls manned by 11 drugged, unconscious guards. Three convicted murderers made a futile dash for liberty. Prison officials have yet to determine whether others were involved in Thursday's abortive break. Warden Ragen . told this version of the attempted escape: Prison trusties, according to daily routine, delivered locked lunch baskets to each of the 12 watch towers surmounting the walls. The buckets contained, In addition to food, poisoned coffee. Eleven towermen drank their coffee. The other gave his share to a trusty. A few minutes later the three convicts dashed toward the northeast corner. They carried a "chicken ladder" fashioned from rope, wire ,and lumber stolen from the gymnasium. The convicts, were spotted, however, by, the lone conscious guard in $ distant tower. The felons being out of his rifle range he telephoned . the north wall tower, when no one answered he called s.urface guaras who quickly rounded up tlie convicts with drawn guns. It. has been estimated that the various European powers are spending .over $50,000,000 annually to support their spy systems. Lower Michigan — Generally fair tonight and Saturday; possible thundershowers in extreme north portion Saturday afternoon; continued warm except pooler . Saturday in extreme north portion; •much cooler Sunday and showers. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair and continued warm tonight nnd Saturday; showers and much booler Sunday; moderate south to southwest winds. The sun sets today at 6:42 and rises Saturday at 6:13. The moon sets Saturday at 7:58 p. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 R. m.: Maximum 79, minimum 73. : Guernseys—Cow, 2 years old I contest-Basis of award, fitting: or over: A, Rellis Pleiness;- B. l °f anamalsr showmanship, of Richard Thurow and feari owners jind training of ani- Pleiness; Yearling C l Arthur heifer; A, Miller. Ervin Eschels and Robert Eppard; B, Asa Tompkins, Arno Eschels, Don Peterson and Eugene Eppard; C, Donald Kissel and Russell Selby. Senior heifer calf: A, Russell Anderson and Harlan Pleiness; B, William Thomas; C, Frank Mil vert. Junior heifer calf: A, Edward Thurow; B, Don Peterson; C, Gerald Gerbers and Russell mals: First, Donald Tyndall; second, Richard Mahn; third, Robert Eppard. Dairy judging: First, Don Peterson and Nicholas Tatarchuk; third,. Don Clemensen. 4-H colt: " First, Ben Hiller. Exhibit of 32 potatoes by individual: A, Don. Topping; C, Bob Johnson and George Towns Jr. Exhibit by potato club (at least five members): B, Whistle and Hoe club. Ten ear corn exhibit Mavis 4-H club herd U ani !by ^dividual: A, Ralph Darke; mils from one club and oilv! B - Louis B °y e1 ' Jr - and Louis mieaninfal per exnlWtor)? A i'^fe ^' Elmer McCleJlan. Lincoln River 4-H Dairymen-' L Exhlblt ^.1?^^ club rnem- B, East Riverton Future Dairyl ber ** s P eclfied in C1 "b Bui- men and Victory Willing Work- •• < please tlirn to l ' a Kc «, column :» ers; C, Center Riverton Future Dairymen. Jerseys—Cow 2 years old or over: A, Donald Tyndall; B, Max Rahn Jr. and Nicholas Tatarchuk. Senior heifer calf: A, Donald Tyndall; B, Ralph Backwick. Junior heifer calf: i A, Nicholas Tatarchuk; B, Frederick Hawley; C Gerald Selby. Holsteins—Yearling heifer: A, clarence Rozell Jr. and Record Heat Wave Blasts Thru State (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Midsummer heat of the most vicious type beset Michigan and the entire middlewest again today, and the perspiring weather man still could promise no immediate relief. DETROIT, Sept. 15.— (ff)— Counting of ballots began today to determine which of the rival unions of the United Automobile Workers had won the right to represent workers in plants of the Briggs Manufacturing company. Thursday's election, the largest ever held in the automobile industry by the National Labor Relations' board, was completed without incident. Approxixmately 21,000 workers in six plants here and one in Evansville, Ind., were eligible to vote for either the UAW-CIO or the UAW-AFL for exclusive bargaining rights. The results will be tabulated separately for each plant, despite the contention of the CIO Thursday's unseasonable as- United Automobile Workers that sault of the elements shattered votes should be counted for the records right and left in almost every corner of the state, and the mercury seemed bent ory establishing new altitude marks today. Monroe held the doubtful distinction of being the state's hottest hot spot Thursday, with a recording of 100, a new seasonal record. Jackson reported 99, and close behind was Detroit, where a reading of 98 stood for the season's high and the highest for Sept. 14 in the history of the w'eather bureau. Marquette, usually protected from the summer's • worst onslaughts, wilted in a temperature of 97—the first reading in the 90's this year. West Michigan took over the role of "garden spot" as Lake Michigan breezes held the heat at bay and brought a high' reading of only 78. Flint's 97.5 and Bay City's 95.5 tooth set new records for the 90's date. :. Readings in the were recorded also at Adrian, Ben ton Harbor, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids,. Owosso, Lansing and Saiginaw, ' . entire corporation as a unit. Five previous elections in automotive and aircraft plants here, including the poll of Packard Motor Car company workers, have resulted in victories for the UAW-CIO. Bike Riders Are Given Instruction All boys wishing to enter bicycle races which will be a feature- of Saturday afternoon's fair program were asked today to 'be at the Ludington post office building by 1 p. m. Saturday to (receive tickets entitling them to enter the grounds without charge. The entrants, said George O. Kribs, chairman of the event, will proceed from there to the fairgrounds, ready to take part in the contests at 2 p. m. All .boys under 18 are eligible to enter, Mr. Kribs saidj adding that the races will be run in age classifications. Cash awards will be made to winners. Dean James McLandis Must Make Dectelion from Testimony Heard SAN FRANCISCO^ Sept. 15.— (ff) —The Harry Bridges deportation hearing has ended—for all Seven Additional Units of Company Are Closed Today by CIO DETROIT, Sept. 15. — (ff) — Seven additional units of . the Bohn Aluminum & Brass Corp. were closed today yy a strike or the CIO United Automobile workers. The walkout of approximately 2,200 men at the seven plants as work was scheduled to begin this morning brought operations of the Bohn company, to a complete standstill. An eighth plant, employing an additional 600 men, has been closed since the original strike was called Aug. 29. Negotiations for a settlement of the strike broke down Thursday when company and union representatives refused to alter their stands on union requests for a preferential ship, vacations with pay, and five cents an hour extra pay for night workers. Federal Labor Conciliator James F. Dewey discontinued conferences late Thursday when he said both sides had refused but Dean James M. Landis of I to "yield on their position: Harvard university law school. Authority to extend the strike .Landis must determine—from more than a million and a half words of sharply contradictory testimony—whether the alien west coast CIO leader was, or is, affiliated with the Communist party and whether the party advocates violence to overthrow the government. Bridges categorically denied he was a member of the- party, the charge on which the labor department seeks his deportation to Australia. Landis is expected to take two months for his decision. Landis abruptly ended the formal open hearing Monday but ordered that a deposition be taken in closed session from Stanley M. (Larry) Doyle, anti-radical investigator whom the de- icnse called the "mainspring" of an alleged conspiracy to deport Bridges. Unions Invited to Settle Strife LANSING, The state 'Sept. labor 15.— (ff)— mediation board invited spokesmen for two rival labor unions to ap- pe&r before it todijy in another attempt to settle their -fight for collective bargaining recognition in plants of the Consumers Power company. Arthur E. Raab, chairman of the board said that unless the Utility Workers Organizing committee (CIO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL) reported definite progress or showed some real hope of effecting a compromise, the board would impose its own drastic peace plan. The unions were given until midnight tonight to effect their own compromise, or to effect the board's plan, which would give little recognition to either union in the settlement of labor grievances reported by employes of the Consumers Power company. to the remaining' Bonn plants was voted several days ago, to take effect if the negotiations broke down. NEW YORK, Sept. 15.— (ff)— Henry H. Heimann, executive manager of the National Association of Credit Men, today described business war profits as a "delusion." "There is no profit in war," he said in a bulletin addressed to the 20,000 banking, wholesaling and manufacturing members of the credit association. . "The years behind us prove that emphatically, for the dizzy boom and the desperate depression we have known were the inevitable results ot the conflict that started 2b years ago. "Business men, however, are increasingly aware of the fact that the earnings of a wartime period—high as they are—do not compensate for the tremendous liabilities that war brings." He advised business against speculation in inventories to make profits on a rising price level. "By and large, it is generally best to develop inventory for present and justifiably potential needs only," he said. BULLETINS SIGN ARMISTICE MOSCOW, Sept. 15.—(AP)— Soviet Russia and Japan were reported to have reached an "armistice" today in their undeclared war oh the Man- chuokuo Oute Mongolia order. The armistice may lead immediately to the signing of a non-aggression pact between them. READY FOR WORST OOBH, Ireland, Sept. 15.— (AP)— Passengers on the eastbound liner Manhattan said today they spent Thursday night fully dressed as a precaution against apy wartime misadventure. The precaution, they said, was suggested by the ship's officers. Continue Drive for .Marquette Memorial Funds "Have you bought your membership in the Pere Marquette Memorial association yet?" is the cry of the Pere Marquette Memorial association conducting a drive to obtain funds for erection of a permanent memorial to Father Marquette in Buttersville. The first Lpworth membership in the Pere Marquette Memorial association was received this morning. Arthur Anderson, prominent Chicagoan, former president of Epworth Assembly and a present trustee, sent a $25 check for a contributing membership. "Everyone is urged," A. W. Church, association president said today, "to retuun his application blank at once as committee members are anxious to start construction of the shrine. Unless the money is obtained immediately, construction will be delayed until spring," Strom Construction Co. of Grand Rapids, contractor for the new Ludington hospital and low bidder on the Marquette shrine, has given notice it would not take on the project after September. It Is estimated the job would take about three weeks. ACTION IS NOT ON CALENDAR Report War Is Bringing President and Critics Nearer Together WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.— (fP) —President Roosevelt indicated strongly today that he hoped to limit legislation at the special session of Congress to revision of the neutrality law. Asked at his press conference" whether he planned to request anti-profiteering legislation, he said he did not expect to. He told reporters also that he planned to make no request for a deficiency appropriation nor for war risk insurance legislation. At the same time, the president declared no plans had even •been considered for the government in Washington that could' be remotely connected with the possibility of our getting into the war abroad. Defines Caters When a reporter requested a presidential definition of territorial waters of the United States, Mr. Roosevelt said the limit was as far as our interests needed to go out. Chuckling, he added that that was a hot one off the bat and no one ever before had defined territorial waters that way. Asked whether the fact that. American war vessels were patrolling 200 miles off ,the coast, indicated that that distance was the boundary of territorial waters, Mr. Roosevelt replied in the negative and said the ships were out there to obtain information. The war in Europe appeared today to have 'brought President; Roosevelt nearer a reconcilia'-' tion with some Senate critics of his policies than rat any tifn£ since many of them rebelled against his proposal to reorganize the Supreme court in 1987. At the same 'time an administration supporter, Chairman Bloom (D-NY) of the House foreign affairs committee, told reporters that the conflict had already assured House passage of the president's proposal to repeal the embargo against arms shipments to warring nations. Borah Opposed Although there were signs of improving relatipns between Mr. Roosevelt and' some critics, there was speculation as to whether relations between him and Senator Borah (R-Idaho) would suffer from the latter's leadership of those opposing repeal. Borah criticized the president's program to revise the neutrality act in a radio address Thursday night, saying: "When we couple repeal with the announced and declared program of furnishing arms and munitions to one side and withholding them from the other, such a program will unquestionably constitute intervention in the present conflict in Europe." , ; ^ One of Squalus Dead Is Missing PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Sept. 15.— (ff)— A possibility that the sea might hold forever one of the 26 victims of the U. S S Squalus arose today when grim naval officials were able to find only 25 of the bodies entombed for 115 days in the battered submarine now lying in drydock here. , None could say for sure. The search still went forward. But officers did not deny the chance that the body of one man might have been given up 1° * ^ e , op £ n ** through, a natch found open during difficult arid dangerous salvage operations. Naval steel workers struggled to remove the 25th victim, wedged m a battery well only 18 inches deep, by cutting with acetylene torches through the Plates of the battery room •*--*-#—#_* _ SEE BOXING BOUTS TONIGHT hundreds of good seats in the grandstand for only 2Sc. ; r if Reserve 50c—Kingsjdf) 750 #-*-#-•*-*

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