The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 18, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 272. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS.. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS INVADE POLAND fVi"vy>^_^\^X^%/VrV/V/'\/^y^^^^ W ^ ^ ^ w W «»•»«»«• >»«»»»<»w*»»*»W*»>* ^ i ^^>^>* >»»^>»^«*wi>«* • «• • » *r~*v-vr-*r-^-*r-*n*-u-+*~*f-v* +f*fif^*fir*rifir>f <*~^~o ^<px«>^w>»»»**»»»»*»»* ww^rf"^ r- »^w^^^^^^^* • ** •»--w~»yw~w^*'"»^w^^w^^^» w ^*^*^*^^» w -w •*•- ••»-»• -w -w -w w-w ^.-w » w- ^ v—•*-•—- •—••—• — — — —- - — Electrical Company Strike Called WORKERS TO QUIT POSTS ON TUESDAY Emergency Meeting Is Called in Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement LANSING, Sept. 18.— (/P)— The state labor mediation board disclosed today the Utility Workers Organizing committee, a CIO affiliate, has voted to call a state-wide strike of Its employes in the plants of tne Consumers Power company at midnight Tuesday. The board called an emergency meeting for this morning with spokesmen for the union, including Maurice E. Sugar aa counsel, to seek to arrange a compromise that would avoid a strike. The threat to strike Is an outgrowth of a controversy Between the UWOC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Engineers fAFL), each or which is fighting for recognr- tion as the sole collective bar- Raining agent for employes of the company. Chairman Artnur E. Rabb, of the labor mediation board, said he had been advised only informally of the strike vote, which, he said, was taken Saturday night at Ion:a. He said he understood a strike. If It actually took effect, would be called "for relief from intolerable working conditions" that the UWOC attributed to lack of collective bargaining machinery In the company's ' Rabb, replying to a direct question, said he believed Governor Dickinson would have authority to use the national guard to operate plants in the event of a paralyzing strike, but added that he was hopeful a peaceful settlement could be arranged. JIP PAPER U. S. Ill E TOKYO, Sept. 18.— (/P)— The newspaper Kokumin, considered pro-army, declared today that "should the United States strengthen her present policy it can be supposed that Japan would be compelled to assert her right to existence." The front-page, semi-editorial article was captioned "Conscience of the American People." It accused the United States of intending to become ruler of the old order in past Asia now that Great Britain has become occupied with war In Europe. It foresaw the United States stiffening "acts of pressure." "Neither Japan nor the United IStatas seeks war," Koku- min said. "We desire to Judge the situation coolly and by submitting to the American people our convictions, make st efforts toward peoce." said the Japanese people arc determined to push the campaign in China, but declared Japan no longer is ruled by a military clique, and that it never was — as it said western nations believe — a military dictatorship. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan; Fair tonight and Tuesday. Not quite so cool in west and sbuth portions tonight. Warmer Tuesday. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair tonight 1 and Tuesday; not quite BO cool tonight! warmer Tuesday; gentle to mod- crnte winds mostly east to southeast. i The sun sets today at 6:37 p. m. and ; rises Tuesday at 6:16. The moon sets tonight at 10:08 p. m. Temperature at const guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a, m.: Maximum 66, minimum 51. Industrial Activity- Takes Sharp Climb WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.— (/P) —A sharp increase in industrial activity has been reported for the first half of September by the federal reserve board. The increase continued a movement which had carried the board's seasonally adjusted index of industrial production for August to 102 percent of the 1923-25 average, a point higher than the previous month's level. The general level of wholesale commodity prices, as measured by the bureau of labor statistics index, rose 3.1 points and in the week ending Sept. 9 was 78.4 percent of the 1926 average, the board's report showed. Sugar Grove Boy Is Killed On Bicycle Gillard Beebe Dies Shortly After Being Struck by Passing Auto Gillard Beebe, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Beebe of Sugar Grove, was fatally injured In a bicycle-automobile accident which occurred shortly before 4 p. m. Sunday on US-31 about 600 feet south of Sugar Grove corners. The boy, thrown from his bicycle when hit by a car driven by Charles Kocher, Benton Harbor chief-of-police, died a few minutes after the accident. He never regained consciousness. The body was taken to Bcottville Ui the Stephens ambulance*. Witnesses told Mason county sheriff's department, investigating the accident, that the boy, going south, suddenly swerved to the left as if to turn around on the highway. Kocher, they said, who was also headed south, turned to the left to avoid hitting the boy but caught the left aide of the bicycle with his bumper, the impact throwing the youth to the pavement. Michigan state police investigated the accident along with the Mason county sheriff's department. Six witnesses saw the accident, two on foot and four others in nearby automobiles. Eugene ChrLstman, Mason TTHIS BLAZING RUIN WAS A POLISH HOMfe—YESTERDAY WARSHIP IS DESTROYED BY GERMAN SUB British Aircraft Carrier Sent to Bottom; Report U-Boat Is Also Sunk While neighbors dash frantically about seeking to quench the unquenchable flames, this house in Warsaw falU into fiery ruin. Polish officials charge —Centra/ Press CabJephoio this house, as well as other buildings, were ignited by incendiary bombs dropped ,by German bombing squadrons. Preliminary Report Will Be Made as Soon as Bills Are In Fourth annual Western Michigan fair, opening here last Tuesday, came to a close Saturday night with a Fair week championship amateur boxing program. Officials said there were about 600 paid admissions to the grandstand, with an added Schedule International LONDON, Sept. 18.— British admiralty announced officially today the loss of the Aircraft Carrier Courageous "by enemy submarine action"— the first warship casualty of the war reported by Britain. An undetermined number of seamen and fliers aboard the 22,500-ton warship were saved. The ministry of information in an authorized statement said the full complement of the Courageous, plus the personnel of the fleet air arm, was "about 1,200 officers and men. When sunk she had a reduced complement of aircraft and therefore presumably a somewhat smaller crew." The admiralty said the usual aircraft complement of 48 planes had been reduced since j August. The brief official announcement in reporting this blow to the fleet said that destroyers "heavily attacked" the submarine which torpedoed the Courageous and were believed to have sunk her in turn. There was no indication of where the Courageous was sunk, but presumably she was at| tacked in sea lanes close to 1 home • waters either in the At! (Please turn to Page G, Column 6) DEFENDERS CAUGHT BETWEEN 2 ARMIES Diplomatic Circles Predict Buffer State Will Be Divided by Two Huge Totalitarian Powers IS Fill TO Understanding Instituteju. S. Leaders Plan Parley On Neutrality Plans for an Institute of Inter- four internationally-k n o w n national Understanding to be I speakers, one each Thursday held in Ludington are being completed successfully, according to Roscoe C. Ely, chairman of the institute committee of Ludington Rotary club. The institute, consisting of Study Slaying by 13-Year-Old county prosecutor, announced | 500 gate admissions during the this morning that a coroner's' " '" J Jury has been summoned and an inquest will be held in Scottville at 1:30 p. m. Friday. In addition to his parents, Gilard is survived by a twin sister, Gail, another sister, Greta, 10, and a brother, Garth, eight years old. He had enrolled as a Freshman in Scottville high school a week ago today. Funeral services, with Rev. R. R. King officiating, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday from the Stephens funeral home in Scottville, where the body will remain (Please turn to Page 5, Column 5) last Kt #-#-#-*-» -• »-*—*—*—* •NOTICE ELKS! Regular Meeting TUESDAY EVENING Dinner at 7 P> m Lodge at 7:45 p. m. Reservations should be made with the steward not later than Monday night. * it E. A. MILLER, Sec'y. -#—P— #—* -•• *—«•—#—#—# PREMIUM WINNERS afternoon period. Details of the boxing matches are given in the sports section of today's issue. The afternoon program was made up of saddle horse races, bicycle races, farm horse races an auto teetering contest softball game. Frank Jerome, fair association secretary, said a tentative financial report on this year's fair will probably be available later this week. "As soon as all bills are in, we will make a preliminary report," he said. "Final report, of course, cannot be made until all our revenues and expenses are accurately drawn up and audited." The list of names of those who won premiums at the Western Michigan fair last week is continued today. The list was published in part on Friday and Saturday of last week. The winners: Red Polled—Bull calved before May 1, 1937: First, Williams Brothers. Bull calved between May 1 and Dec. 31, 1937: First, Williams Brothers. Bull calved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 1937: First, Wiliams Brothers. Bull calved between July 1 and Dec. 31, 1937: First, Williams Brothers. Champion bull: First, Williams Brothers. Cow calved before May 1, 1937: First, Williams Brothers; second, Williams Brothers. Get-of-sire, 3 before May 1 and Dec. 31, 1937: First, Wjlliams Brothers; second, Williams Brothers. Heifer calved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 1938: Second Wlllams Brothers. Heifer ca.lved between July 1 and Dec. 31, 1938: First, William Brothers. Get of sire, 3 animals any age, both sexes represented and owned 'by exhibitor; First, Williams Brothers. Oxen—Pair of oxen under yoke, any breed: First: Oliver Loxen. Judging of Guernseys— Bull calf, 4 months to 1 year: Second, Carl Chilberg. Cow, 4 years old or over: First and second, Carl Chilberg, Cow, 3 years old and under 4; First (Ploaso turn to Page S, Column 2) BULLETINS ORDERED HOME MOSCOW, Sept. 18.—(AP)— Poland today ordered her ambassador, Waclaw Grzybowski, to leave Moscow in protest against the Soviet march into Polish territory. WARSAW SILENT BUDAPEST, Sept. 18.—(AP)— Warsaw's fate was unknown here today as the Polish capital's lone 'radio station, her last contact with the outside world, remained silent throughout the night. Until now the "all's well" signal has been sounded nightly at 30-second intervals to the tinkling accompaniment of xylophone music and announcements that the city still was holding out against the German besiegers. ENROUTE TO LONDON ROME, Sept. 18.—(AP)—Stefani, official Italian news agency, reported today Marshal Edward 'Smigly-Rydz, chief of the MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 18.—(/P)— Juvenile authorities called a conference today with State Attorney G. A. Worley to discuss the possibility of criminal action against a 13-year-old boy, held in connection with his aged grandfather's slaying. Juvenile Probation Officer and Paul Martens said the child readily admitted shooting Miles D. Baker, 61, because he "just was tired of being beaten." Criminal action depends on evidence of premeditation, State Investigator Stuart K. Smith said. Officer Martens gave this account from the child's story: Baker took his grandson to a barbecue stand for dinner Saturday and cursed him and threatened: "When I get you home I'll kill you." Returning home, the boy entered the house first, obtained his grandfather's pistol and Baker was shot twice in the head. The youth covered the body with a bedspread, went to sleep in his own bed and was taken into custody at an airport Sunday. arrived with in his Polish army, had Cernauti, Rumania, entire general staff. , Members of the Polish government, the agency said, were leaving Cernauti for Bucharest enroute to Paris and London. evening commencing Sept. 28, will be held at Gray hall under sponsorship of the Rotary club. They are designed as public forum meetings, tickets being now on sale at a nominal price to cover the four lectures. The series will be opened at 8 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 28, with a talk by Dr. Allen D. Albert, former newspaper editor, war correspondent and assistant to the president of the Chicago Century of Progress, who will speak on the "Struggle for Raw Materials." Second talk, Thursday, Oct. 5, will be by Major C. Douglas Booth, on the subject, "Britain's Stake in European Crises." Third, on Thursday, Oct. 12, will be by Prof. H. Can field Cook, aviation specialist, whose subject will be, "Influence of Aviation in International Relations." The final talk, Thursday, Oct. 19, will be by Margaret H. Kaiser, formerly of Berlin, Germany, her subject being, "The German Will to Power." Similar public forum institutes, it was pointed out, are being held all over the United States by Rotary clubs, having been started in many cities last year. So great was tneir success that they are being repeated on an even broader scale this year to encourage discussion and understanding of vital international questions. The temperature of the earth increases one degree for every 200 feet below the surface. Refugee Vessels Held In New York by Dispute NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—W— Seven U. S. passenger ships, from war- were needed to return home Europe thousands of stranded Americans, still held at their piers today by striking seamen's demands for a bonus and war-risk insurance. Maritime men foresaw the possibility of intervention by •President Roosevelt to end the four-day deadlock between union officials and ship operators. The president could order the U. S. maritime commission to "requisition" the vessels and operate them, tout has given no stitute were to meet this afternoon to discuss the demands for a $250 bonus, war risk insurance of $25,000 for each sailor, and a 40 percent increase in personnel for ships entering war zones. Meanwhile, 12 striking sailors of the American Trader's crew were summoned to a hearing before the U. S. Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation. Their seamen's certificates may be suspended, if the bureau rules they acted illegally by refusing- to obey the captain's orders after signing; ship's orders. The strike also spread to a indication of entering the controversy. Strikers who twice have ap-l brought here on the Aquitania majority of 69 British seamen pealed to President Roosevelt to | to man two British oil tankers speed negotiations said they would welcome presidential intervention. Officials of the National Maritime union (CIO) and the American Merchant Marine in- consigned to a British port. The British sailors demanded that their $36 a month wage be raised to the American scale of $78 a month, and that they get $5,000 war risk insurance each, parks. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—(/P) —President Roosevelt has invited former Governor Alf M. Landon of Kansas and Frank Knox of Chicago—the titular heads of the Republican party—to a White House parley Wednesday at which leaders of the nation will consider America's neutrality program. Stephen T. Early, a presidential secretary, said Mr. Roosevelt had talked with Landon and Knox b> telephone Sunday night and said they had accepted the invitation without hesitation. Early described the president as being "very happy in their acceptance." Early said Representative Mapes (R-Mich), ranking minority member of the House rules and interstate commerce committees, also had been asked to the meeting and the list of those attending probably was complete. The president arranged for the conference, a day before Congress meets in special session to consider the neutrality issue, in order to get an exchange of views among bi-partisan leaders in" the national legislature. The addition of Landon and Knox, which went outside of Congress, was understood to be in the nature of further attempting to bury partisanship and politics during the present crisis. iCommission Will Study Beer Problem WATERFORD, ' Sept. 18.— (/P) —Meeting near here today, the state conservation commission was expected to pass on the requests of 38 Michigan counties for the extension of bear hunting prohibitions to their areas. The legislature voted to remove bears from the protected list this spring .but authorized the commission to restore protection to .bears in any county upon the request of the boards of supervisors. In counties granted the special protection, it will be unlawful to hunt bears except during the deer season, Nov. 15 to 30. Only Ontonagon, Baraga and Menominee counties in the Upper Peninsula and Leelanau, Berizie, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Mecosta and Bay counties in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula have failed to ask the special protection. The commission also planned to apportion $250,000 for improvement projects in state MOSCOW, Sept. 18.— (/P)— The Red armies of Soviet Russia swept deeper into war-weakened Poland from the east today as diplomatic circles predicted the buffer-state created after the World war would be divided again between its tv/o invaders. Word from the Red army staff of a constantly narrowing wedge between Russian and German troops revived reports an armistice in the European war will be proposed as soon as Poland's fate is determined. Such a proposal, diplomatic sources said, might be made by Russia or Germany's axis partner, Italy. With the first move from the east that pinned Poland in a vice Sunday, Moscow informed Poland's allies, Britain and France, the Soviet union would follow a neutral policy toward them. In a radio broadcast by Premier-Foreign Commissar Vyacneslaff Molotoff and in his notes to 24 governments represented in Moscow, crossing of the frontier was described as necessary to protect once-Russian minorities in eastern Poland. Molotoff said the Polish government "ceased to exist," and the minorities—11,000,000 White Russians and Ukrainians—were "abandoned entirely to their fate." A Russian -broadcast said Red army troops had been given jubilant welcomes toy the; population of White Russia and in the Polish Ukraine. It made -no mention of fighting, although the radio Sunday night acknowledged the Poles were putting up resistance. ' The broadcast said inhabitants of the previously Russian regions were greeting Soviet soldiers with flowers, and that political workers attached to the Russian army already had organized meetings to propound benefits of life in the Soviet union and prbmise the same to Ukrainians and White Russians'. Newspapers were filled with accounts of meetings in fac* tories and on collective farms throughout Russia acclaiming the government's decision to march into Poland. The Red army advance was reported general along a 500- mile frontier between Latvia on the north and Rumania ori the south. Deepest thrusts were said to 'be far to the north—center of Poland's White Russia minority —and in Southeastern Poland— the Ukrainian minority territory. Towns as far as 50 miles' from the frontier were listed as captured in the first day's invasion. Russians said they took Gle- ibokie, northeast of Wilno; Bar- anowicze, railway center 50 miles from the frontier; Dubno; northeast of Lwow, and Tarnopol, in the Ukrainian section: southeast of Lwow. That would place the Russian and German armies within fi8 (Please turn to Page 6, Column 4) Believe Shooting in Tavern Is Result of Mountain Vengeance Quarrel PAINTSVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18. — (/P)—A tavern gun battle which Sheriff Julius B. Daniels said he believed was started by a mountain "vengeance" quarrel left four men dead today. The sheriff said he found three of the victims dead or dying when he arrived at the roadside inn after the snooting Saturday night. They were Sambo Nelson, 50, owner of the tavern; Fred Adams, 60, a deputy sheriff, and William Fannin, 28. Fannin's brother, Hobart, 22, died of wounds in a hospital Sunday. Nelson's wife and son, John, 19, were wounded slightly in the exchange of approximately 45 pistol shots. Sheriff Daniels said he was holding Eddie Samimons, a former constable, on a murder charge. Sammons arrested Fannin on an attack William charge more than two years ago, the sheriff said, and the two men met Saturday night for the first time since Fannin completed serving a penitentiary sentence recently. The gunfight started, Daniels continued, when Fannin struck Sammons on the head with a pistol and Deputy Sheriff Adams, a witness, sought to arrest Fannin. Historical Society Subscribes to Fund A contributing membership of $25 in the Pere Marquette Memorial association was taken by the Mason County Historical society at an executive meeting held Saturday afternoon. In a letter which accompanied the check, received today, Miss Eleanor Hillman, treasurer, wrote: "Mason County Historical society is very plased to take a DETROIT, Sept. 18.—(#•)>— Homer Martin's accusation that the Detroit office of the National Labor Relations board was prejudiced toward the Congress of Industrial Organizations was challenged today by the Ford Brotherhood of America, an in- contributing membership in the dependent union Pere Marquette Memorial asso- I Martin, president of the AFL elation, particularly as your j united Automobile Workers, proposed marking of Pere Mar-: ' -------- quette's deathsite is in line with our project of marking historical sites in the county." A contributing membership was also received from Mrs. M. F. Butters and family, donors of charged last week it was impossible to get an "honest" employe election under the NLRB here and asked a Congressional committee investigating the board to come to Detroit. Martin, who is to testify be- the Buttersville "mound on j fore the House committee in received which the Marquette to be constructed. Other memberships include: Full memberships: Capt. and Mrs. Neil Maclsaac, Capt. Charles Robertson and Miss Elaine Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Boone and the Rev. Fr. shrine is i Washington Tuesday, said his union would participate in no more elections in automotive and aircraft plants in the Detroit area. William S. McDowell, attorney for the Ford brotherhood, sent a letter Sunday'to Rep. Howard W. Smith (D-Va), chairman of the investigating committee, saying John J. Riess, rector of St. it would be "an unfortunate loss Mary's church at Grand Rapids and former well-known Ludington resident. Associate memberships: Joseph Schnitzler of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Darr of Free- soil, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mulder and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Duplessis. At one time, in the 1880's when southern California was underpopulated, railroads cut rates so drastically that fare from Mississippi to Los Angeles •was one dollar. A psychic investigator complains that New York City has a disappointing shortage of haunted houses. of time" for hear Martin. the committee to *—*—*—#—» * -*—#. * NOTICE! All barber shops * will close from 12 1 o'clock on each Wednesday afternoon until further notice! * * * \ *—#—#—

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