The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 16, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 271. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. WESTERN MICHIGAN TODAY VANDENBERG HITS OF EMBARGO Thinks America Should Not Furnish Arms to Any Belligerent Nation GRAND RAPIDS. Sept. 18.— (/P)—United States Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-Mich) said today he would oppose any proposal to change provisions of the existing neutrality act. "I do not believe America can be an arsenal for one belliger- f%i," he said in an address pVepared for delivery before a 1 Western Michigan Republican rally, "without ultimately becoming a target for the other." The senior Michigan senator and member of the Senate foreign relations committee said that in 1937 "while we could still think objectively upon the subject" Congress adopted a neutrality code which he said "represented our best thought as to what would be best for America in the event of another foreign war." "In my view," he said, "it is not 'neutrality for us to change that code today to make it fit some favored belligerent, no matter what Aur sympathies. In my view, that Is unneutral- ity. It is trying to be half In this war, and yet to safely stay half out. I do not believe there can be any such middle ground. "Therefore, I favor the maintenance of the neutrality code, so that we shall be wholly neutral so long as we are neutral at all. And, barring direct challenge to our sovereignty, I believe it is vital that we should remain neutral; first, for the sake of our own •peace; second, so that there I may remain at least one, pow- 1 e.Jfiil voice in this chaotic, world which may always be eligible to speak to all belligerents at all times In behalf of the humanities and in behalf of peace-with-reason at the earliest appropriate moment." Vandenberg told his audience the nation should "urilte wholeheartedly with the president in combatting every subversive influence in the United States, ! and In Riving the nation an ; invulnerable defense. 1 ' • "In respect to foreign policy, i after we have decided in free I debate what our national ' course shall be." he continued. The existence of foreign war "requires all of us to close ranks and present an impreg- | nably united front to the entire world. We shall not fail these obligations to America." BATTLE IS RAGING ON WESTERN FRONT i Report Hundreds of Thousands of Soldiers Are Taking Part in Fighting Along 40-Mile Front PARIS, Sept. 16.—(XP)—Hundreds of thousands of French and German troops were reported today engaged in a terrific battle along a 40-mile western front after two weeks of skirmishes. The fighting, Including a reported "over the top" advance by Nazi infantry, was said by military observers to be ranging all the way from the Moselle river southeast to the Saarbruecken area- rich industrial prize. Observers estimated at least 15 German divisions and an equal if not larger number of French divisions had been drawn into the fighting in the no-man's land between the Maginot and Siegfried lines. (Sizes of divisions range between 10,000 and 15,000 men each.) Germans were reported to have gone "over the top" toward French lines in the lower Nied i river valley under cover of a ' heavy artillery 'bombardment. The French general staff said the attack was "sharply repulsed." The Germans apparently used the World war technique RELIEF FROM HEAT COMES TO MICHIGAN At Least Two Persons Are (Dead as Result of Temperature (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Michigan looked forward today to promised relief from the stifling unseasonable heat of the last three days. The record-breaking tempera- Site of Proposed New Local Harbor of Refuge Mason County Checks for Primary School Interest Fund Amounts to $10,524 County Treasurer Helen J. Bennett announced this morning that checks for the primary i school interest fund to which each school district is entitled, are being sent out today. The total payment for the amounts to $10,524. The amount is based upon the census list of each school district for May 31, 1938. Payment of sending their infantry in "waves" against French rifle and machine-gun fire. After hours of fighting, the French command reported, the German charge was broken and the attackers were forced to retire to their original positions. Military observers paid trib- Random Pet Peeves In spite of all the urging Jimmie Emms did he couldn't get the game between the Scottville Merchants and Carr Settlement at the fairgrounds Friday afternoon speeded up. Jimmie plays shortstop on the Merchants nine. The game started sometime after 3:30 p. m. and Jimmie said he had to be at work at 6:45, he tried his best to speed up the game. In .spite of all his urglngs the ame proved to be a long ragged-out affair, with many hits and a lot of scoring to prolong It. The game ended about 6:30 o'clock and then only because both teams decided to call the tilt after the end of the eighth inning. If it hadn't been Jor that, Jimmie migfct be out there yet. Jimmie was satisfied though—Scottville took the championship. jState Officials | Relinquish Claims i LANSING. Sept. 16.—(/P)^- iMembers of the civil service 'commission relinquished their iclalms today to $115 in ex; penses, overruled by Attorney jGeneral Thomas Read Jn their 'attempt to obtain reimburse- jment from the state. Read told Auditor General Vernon J. Brown he was Justified in refusing to honor expense accounts of the four 'commissioners. "It appears to us that the salary of $3,000 to be paid for. the first two years was intended to compensate the commissioners for all necessary services," the attorney 'general said. The auditor general Jjad held up expenses, of the commission since the first account Was sub- itted, last May. ' i is at the rale of $2 per census child. The total amount of $10,524 is determined by multiplying the rate for each child by 5,262, total number of children on the census lists of the districts on May 31, 1938. The state department of public instruction instructed Miss Bennett to withhold payment until further notice to Logan, No. 2, and Summit, No. 3. The districts mentioned, the state department said, either failed to publish their annual report or the report was published incomplete. No money was sent for Riverton, district No. 4 fr. No reason was given by the state for the action. The apportionment is divided among the districts as follows: Amber No. 1—$80; No.' 2— $108; No. 3—$34; No. 4—$88; No. •5—$42; No. 6 fr.—$602; No. 7 fr. —$102; No. 8—$68. Branch: No. 2 fr.—$90; No. 6— $88; No. 7—$78. Custer: No. 1 fr.—$22; No. 2— $132; No. 3—$66; No. 4—$48; No. 5—$220; No. 7-—$60; No. 8 fr.— $28. Eden: No. 1—$102; No. 2—$48; No. 3—$106; No. 3 fr.—$56; No. 4 —$52. Freesoil: No. 1—$60; No. 2— $216; No. 3 fr.—$16: No. 4—$68; No. 7 f r.—$76. Grant: No. 1—$44; No. 2 fr.— $66; No. 3 fr.—$30; No. 4—$50. Hamlln: No. 1 fr.—$96; No. 2— $86. Logan: TU—$108. Ludington City—-$4,902. Meade: No. 1 fr.—$50. Pere Marquette: No. 1 fr.— $164. Rlverton: No. 1 fr.—$100; No. 2—$156; No.~3—$124; No. 5 fr— $70. Sheridan: No. 1—$50; No. 2— $62; No. 3 fr.—$72; No. 4—$92; No. 5—$58. Sherman: No. 1—$98; No. 2 fr. —$66; No. 3—$46; No. 4—$102; No. 6 fr.—$126; No. 7 —$246. Summit: No. 1—$58; No. 2 fr.— $56: No. 3 fr.—$152. Victory: No. 1—$58; No. 2— $106; No. 3—$96; No. 5—$60; No. 7 fr.—$56; No. 8 fr.—$18; No. 9— $44. ute to the morale of the French troops operating from entrenched positions in the face county of German infantry crossing the shell-pocked area, a new salient on the western front. They said the troops held their positions against the Count 27 Dead CHICAGO, Sept. 16.—(/P)— The mlddlewest counted 27 dead today from its record breaking September heat wave as cooling winds advancing from trie northwest promised relief. For the fourth consecutive day the mercury Friday pushed beyond the 100 degree mark over a wide area. Ohio, Illinois, Indiana,' Iowa, and Arkansas all reported 100 plus temperatures." After smashing midwest records in wholesale quantities, the heat wave slowly rolled eastward. A reading of 93 broke Sept. 15 records at Northfield, Vt., Friday. Boston's 90 was only three degrees under the season's maximum. charge and against blasting fire from German mortars and long-range guns. Northeast of Sierck, in German territory, the French were reported to have captured a small woods which had been under German fire during , a five-day 'battle that began Sept. 10. They were said to be holding consolidated positions gained after a temporary withdrawal and a later recovery of the disputed terrain. French forces were reported today to have driven beyond the tiny German border village of Perl in an attempt to turn the flank of Germany's army in the Moselle valley near the Luxembourg frontier. Dispatches said the Germans were giving ground slowly, fighting from every hilltop and woods, after having blown up the main railroad line between the French city of Metz and the German city of Trier. The railway parallels the border of neutral Luxembourg. tures caused at least two deaths and numerous prostrations. In Detroit Joseph Erlich, 73, collapsed and died at his home at 3:30 p. m. Friday when the temperature was 100.3 degrees. Mrs. Ida M. Conrad, 72, Fenton, died in St. Mary's hospital at Saginaw Friday. She had Maximum 81 Highest temperature of the current heat wave in Ludington was recorded at lQ**'oiock.v Friday nigb,t • at the Ludington coast guard station where 81 degrees was reported. "Old man hot weather" had cooled off somewhat this morning, the reading at the coast guard station being 68 degrees at noon today, 10 degrees below Friday noon's reading. Mason county forecast for Sunday was cooler with possible showers. The current hot spell has been one of the most intense September has provided in many years. This view, looking due east from the watch tower at Ludington coast guard station, shows the exact site of a proposed local anchorage basin for small craft. The basin, construction of which is being sought by the city as a government harbor development project, would be located northward from the present harbor channel retaining wall. The wall is shown to the extreme right in the picture. The lagoon, shown just inside the wall, would serve as starting point for dredging operations. Entrance to the basin would be at the east end of the abutment wall. As much area as necessary would be dredged out northward to form a basin of adequate size. City has taken up option to buy, on a long-time —Dally News Photo. monthly payment basis, the entire area bounded on the west by the east limits of the coast guard property, on the east by South Ferry street, on the north by West Loomis street and on the south b^the harbor channel. Only a portion, however, would be dredged for a basin, remainder to be landscaped over a period of years or otherwise employed in a suitable lakefront development. ATTENDANCE ON FRIDAY SETS RECORD Largest Crowd in History of Event Jams Fairgrounds and Highways After playing to the biggest crowd in its history Friday night, the fourth annual Western Michigan fair comes to a close on the county-owned grounds east of Ludington tonight with a big program of championship A. A. U. amateur boxing bouts. The program is scheduled to get under way at 8:30 p. m. Drawing for the $50 in nightly cash awards Will take place, fair officials said this noon, about 9:30 p.m. Herman Klemm, chairman of the ticket committee, reported this morning an attendance Friday of 4,265 cash gate admissions, plus about 1,400 admissions by the special-rate membership cards. It .brought total paid gate admissions to about 5,700 persons, he said. Total attendance Friday night, he said, counting children under 12 who were admitted without charge, was in excess of 7,000 persona. All Seats Taken Every available seat in . the grandstand and bleachers Think Soviet-Jap Pact May Aid Totalitarian^ '^VASHINGTQN, Sept.. 16—(/P).:of .intention to - terminate —Some legislators gathering for| 1911 commercial treaty with the special session of Congress j Japan. Some diplomats in collapsed from the heat Thursday at the Saginaw county fair. Mercury Soars Throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula unbelievable September temperatures were reported. Jackson 101, Flint 100, Kalamazoo 98, Grand Rapids 97, were samples. expressed concern today that the Russo-Japanese agreement to cease fighting on the Man- choukuo-Upper Mongolia border might result in a new and stronger totalitarian front against the democracies. While Washington awaited the full significance of the trace, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh appealed to the United States in a radio address to stay out of the European war. In one of his infrequent public utterances, the famous flyer warned the nation not to be "misguided by this foreign propaganda to the effect that our frontiers lie in Europe." "One need only glance at a j map to see where our true frontiers lie," he continued. "What more could we ask than the Atlantic ocean on the east and the Pacific on the west? No, our Moscow looked upon the. truce as a possible forerunner of a Russian-Japanese non-aggression pact. "If it means an unfriendly Japan, the danger would be closer to our shores," Thomas said. "If it is a sincere non-aggression pact it is a peaceful move. If it is a cloak for something else it is not so good." In Detroit and elsewhere all' intere"st"in Europe "need "not"be September records for hot| fl . om the standpoint of defense, BULLETINS 100 Sailors Die PARIS, Sept. 16.—(AP)—One hundred French sailors today were reported killed in an explosion aboard the 4,773-ton French Cruiser-Minelayer Plu- toh. _ • Gold Is Shipped BUCHAREST, Sept. 16.—(AP) —Half of the bank of Poland's gold was reported authoritatively today to have been shipped by a British' steamer from Constanza, chief Rumanian Black sea port. The shipment, was said to have reached Rumania by the Points to Results as Indica tion It Speaks for Auto Industry DETROIT, Sept. 16.—(^>)—The CIO United Automobile Workers said today its overwhelming victory over the AFL United Automobile Workers in an election at the Briggs Manufacturing company was "a conclusive answer that the UAW-CIO speaks for the auto workers." In seven plants of the company, which makes automobile bodies, the UAW-CIO received 13,301 votes; the UAW-AFL 1,052, and 978 employes voted for neither union as their sole collective bargaining agent. The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations bqard Thursday and the ballots were counted late Friday. The only close voting was at the Briggs plant in Evansville, Ind. The result there was 655 votes for the CIO and 524 for the AFL. The CIO polled approximately 90 percent of the votes cast in the six plants here. There were 21,000 workers eligible to vote. of Snyatln, oil, the Polish- Rumanian' frontier. It's destination is believed to be England. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair and cooler tonight and Sunday; much cooler in general. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair and cooler tonight and Sunday; much cooler In general, mostly fresh west to northwest winds. weekly outlook/-Region of the Great Lakes—September 18-23 Inclusive. Moderate temperatures beginning of week followed by warmer; generally fair until middle or near close of week when showers are likely. The sun sets today at 6:40; and rises Sunday at 6:14. The moon sets today at 8:14 p. m. Temperature at coast guard station -•-••• •• t 7 a. m.; " ' weather were broken. The police went back to summer uniforms, bathing beaches re(Please turn to Page 3, Column 2) State Park Draws Large Attendance Increasing popularity of Ludington State park as a mecca for summer visitors is evidenced in the increase in attendance figures for this year. Up to Sept. 1, the park played host to 130,000 visitors compared to last year's total of 117,000, an increase of 13,000. Attendance figures were recently submitted by Harold Gwinn, park superintendent. Complete attendance totals on number of campers and camping permits issued, are not yet available, Mr. Gwinn stated. These figures will be released through the state department ot conservation in the near future. Another indication of Ludington State park's popularity is the number of different states represented here throughout the summer. Mr. Gwinn said that cars from 20 'different states were noticed, Michigan excluded. Illinois was first, Ohio, second and Indiana, third. The remaining states, mostly midwest- ern, were represented in lesser numbers. DIES OF INJURIES DETROIT, Sept. !«.— >(&)— Donald Speder, 23, of Detroit, died Friday night of injuries suffered earlier in the day when his automobile overturned near Plymouth. CRUS¥ETTO DEATH FLINT, Sept. 16.—(#>)—Ellis J. Nicholas, 23, was thrown from his truck and crushed to death under it when the vehicle overturned after colliding with another trucck, our own natural enough for that." Senator Thomas frontiers are (D-Utah), a member of the foreign relations committee, viewed the Soviet- Japanese armistice as a possible retaliatory move against the United States for serving notice was m., with only available after PREMIUM WINNERS With completion of judging at the Western Michigan Fair, a continuation of names of those who won premiums is listed today. A partial list of winners was carried in Friday's issue of The News. Winners are: Pen of two pheasants, by individual: First, James Martz, second, Marvin Tompkins, Eugene Marquardt and Jens K. Hasse Jr. Canning exhibit by individual: First, Shirley Miller, Norma Thume, Thressie Peterson, Anna Mae Heuer, Rita Marquardt, Madeline Fend and Catherine Pepper; second, Arlene Thume, Georgiana Vanas, Marijean Boyson, Marion Kinney, Evelyn Johnson and Mary Herring; 'third, Doris Ann Sutherland and Myrtle VanLoon. Exhibit by canning club: Mrs. Victor Miller and Darr Hustlers; second, Mrs. Jake Pepper; third, Hamlin Canning club. Exhibit of Food Preparation notebook, also 5 muffins with first year, 5 cookies with second year and unfrosted cake with third year: First, Erliene Carter CHILD STRANGLED Federal Government Moves Toward Trial of Other Powerful Long Figures NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 16 — (/P)—Fresh from slapping penitentiary terms on five Louisiana political leaders, the federal government moved today toward trial of other powerful figures in the late Huey Long's political machine. Chief victim in the first trial which ended Friday, was Seymour Weiss, New Orleans hotel man and once Huey Long's treasurer. He was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two and a half years for mail fraud in the sale to Louisiana State university of furniture the school allegedly already owned. Similarly sentenced with Weiss were Dr. James M. Smith, former L. S. U. president, and Monte E. Hart, wealthy contractor. Fines of $1,000 and sentences of a year and a day were imposed on Louis C. Lesage, suspended assistant to the president of the Standard Oil Com- Union Membership Wmks Settlement of 'Dispute Is Being Stalled LANSING. Sept. 16.—(/P)— Chairman Arthur E. Raab of the state labor mediation board said today that he or a colleague would go to Ionia this afternoon (2 p m.) to ask members of the Utility Workers Organizing committee-CIO to delay a pending strike at Consumers Power plants. The board was told by a union committee Friday that their membership was convinced a dispute with the company was being stalled and that they were ready to order a strike. The board Friday received from both the UWOC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-AFL rejections of its compromise grievance plan proposed pending a settlement in court of rival claims of the two unions among consumers employes. Maurice Sugar, counsel for PONTTAC, Sept. 16. Larry Edward, six months old, strangled Friday when he became entangled in his bedding- at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward, here, the UWOC and W. B. Petty, international representative of the IBEW, asserted that the board's announcement of the plan and the setting of a deadline Friday midnight were regarded as illegal ultimatums and were resented by the unions. "The idea of issuing an ultimatum and what is tanamount to a threat is extremely obnoxious to labor," Sugar said. "We see no taken by 8 p. standing room that hour. The huge crowd witnessed the final Fair week eight-act professional vaudeville program in front of the grandstand and were enthusiastic in their ap» plause of the numbers. The vaudeville show was followed by drawing for the Fair week grand award, a free auto, with added hundreds of persons standing outside the grand^ stand to the north to take part in •that event. % The drswinjfciwas eoftdueted.,Ja~. an orderly" 4 ' and commendable manner, three numbers being drawn before one was obtained that was held by a person on the grounds. After a number was drawn, five minutes were allowed to present the correct ticket and claim the car. Then another number -was drawn. The third number was promptly presented by Mrs. Anna Madasa of Custer, Route 1, details being, recounted elsewhere in this issue. Boxing Program The drawing was followed immediately by the second night's amateur boxing show, the three- day contest having opened Thursday night. All bouts, details of which are presented in the sports section of The News today, were spirited in performance, and were received in a similarly spirited manner by the audience. As a result, tonight's semifinal and final bouts, between 10 and 15 in number, will be hard- fought, in yjgw of the keen competition, iiftospects were for a good attenalfljce. "In view olaTst night's crowd, (Please turito 'jpage 3, Column 2) Custer >jvoman Winner of Car Mrs Anna Madasa, Route 1, ulVimatum to" the com-i Ouster., living just north and assume riehtlv or east of Custer village, was the assume, rignuy 01 lucky ipergon wnQ dfQve away the company view. CDA Subscribes to Memorial Fund A contributing membership of $25 in the Pere Marquette Memorial association was received this morning from pany of Louisiana and J. Emory | Court Ludington No. 745, Catho- 1 at (. he tion's grand fair week award i of a free automobile Friday [ night. Drawing the winning number Friday night, she was in Ludington to purchase the license plates and drive home the car at 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Madasa held a total of 12 merchants' coupon-tickets Adams, wife. nephew of Dr. Smith's Doctor's Slayer Sought by Police JERSEY CITY, N. J., Sept. 16. man with a coal-black mustache was sought by police today as the slayer of Dr. David M. Marks, chief. surgeon at Hudson county general hospital and a veteran of the last world war. A supposed patient, the mustached man shot and killed the 47-year-old physician in his office Friday as Dr. Marks, engaged in a telephone conversa- check was accompanied j citedly '"that following letter, signed C0 me at all. J. Gaudet, grand lie Daughters of America. The by the by Loretta regent: "We are very happy to close our check for $25 to cover a contributing membership in the Pere Marquette of the "And to think," she said ex- almpst didn't My husband, who didn't come with me, said Memorial association. tion with'a fellow remarked slow." that practitioner, "things are A, thorough check of the physician's records was begun in hope of obtaining a clue to the killer and his motive. after Submarines are named various varieties of fish. May we hope that the membership drive will be most successful, and that the dream of a permanent memorial to Father Marquette may become a reality in the not too distant future." Numerous other memberships have been received., They include: Honorary; Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Ashbacker, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hamel, Mr. 'and Mrs. A, W. Church. Star Watch Case and O. A. Stark. Full membership; Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Rasmussen, Mr. and I was crazy to come with only en-! 12 tickets—that only the 'big shots' would win anyway. "But my 16-year-old daughter, Eleanor, and I came anyway . . . and now, well, it'seems Mrs. Eugene Smith and Christman, J. J. Abrahamson-Nerheim Lumber Co. Associate: Robert W. Carrier. like a dream, but we've got the car." Mr. Madasa thought his wife was him when she told the news on her return to the farm Friday night. "But when she got up at 6 o'clock this morning and said she was going to go get the car I began to realize she must mean what she said. So I came, too," he explained, Mrs. Madasa said her dau?h- (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) predicted! the Nyal Higher prices are Better stock up at sale on drugs, rubber goods and stationery. This Is the last day! Sahlmark's Pharmacy.•<— Advertisement,

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