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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 273. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. HITLER WANTS *s^.X^N^^^%^^^>rir*^^%^ ** » ••••» — -—--—• — — -— — - — CONGRESS TO HEAR SPEECH BY PRESIDENT Report Chief Executive Is Planning Short Address at Special Session WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.— (ff) —President Roosevelt has made tentative arrangements to address a joint session of the Senate and House on neutrality early Thursday afternoon. Stephen T. Early, a presidential secretary, said Mr. Roosevelt would begin drafting his message today. It is expected to deal almost exclusively with revision of the neutrality law. Early said the message would be very brief. Present plans call for Mr. Roosevelt to deliver it about 2 p. m. Eastern Standard Time, Thursday. Asked whether the brevity was due to the fact that the whole neutrality subject had been pretty well gone over heretofore, the secretary asserted that Congress already had considerable information. Arrangements for the president to deliver the message in person on the opening day of the special session were completed after Early had been In | communication with Vice President Garner. Speaker Bankhead and Senate Majority Leader Barkley. He was unable to reach House Majority Leader Rayburn, who was enroute to the capital. The hour for the delivery of the message, two hours after the session convenes, will allow time for the necessary organization for the new session and permit introduction and approval of a resolution providing for the Senate and House to assemble in the House.chamber to hear the presidential mes- Schwab Passes JPr««« Photo CHARLES M. SCHWAB Charles M. Schwab Passes Away Quietly at his Home in New York NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—(VP)— Death at 77 has fabulous career of Schwab, the $1 a ended the Charles M. day stake f said 5V tfie~ tiour for the speech was, of course, subject to change after legislative leaders reached Washington and surveyed the situation. MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 19. Miles David Baker, 13, charged with first degree murder in his aged grandfather's slaying, will be given a hearing Wednesday .preliminary to holding him for prand jury action. The boy shot the grandfather because he feared a beating for teasing the 61-year-old man about "trying to be a playboy." State Investigator Stuart K. Smith said. The remark was made after the grandfather, also named Miles David Baker, tipped a pretty waitress, the investigator reported. A written statement, the officer said, told how the boy was threatened later at the Baker apartment and that the youth snot the elder Baker with a revolver. From the man's pocket the boy took $10 promised him and purchased clothing, then went to a midnight movie, the Investigator declared. Unable to sleep after returning home, he helped deliver a friend's newspapers and was arrested Sunday. drlver who became one of America's steel titans. The white-haired one-time "strong man of steel," first president of the billion-dollar U. S. Steel corporation and founder of the Bethlehem Steel company, died peacefully In his Park avenue apartment Monday night of coronary thrombosis. At his .bedside were his brother Edward and the latter's wife. "fte Just slipped away," said Schwab, who returned from 1 Europe Aug. 31, had been in poor health since the death last January of his wife, whose inspiration he often said brought him more happiness than his power or his millions. Funeral services, his brother said, probably will be held Thursday at St. Patrick's cathedral. Schwab's other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. David Barry and Sister Cecilia, a nun in the Carmelite monastery, Loretto, Pa., which Schwab built for the order. Crippled Children's Clinic on Sept. 29 Friday, Sept. 29, was set as the date for the crippled children's clinic, it was decided at a meeting held at the office of "robate Judge Owen J. Gavigan Monday afternoon. The clinic will be held at the courthouse. Jeanne Godfrey, Mason coun- y children's worker, stated this morning the clinic would get under way at 8 a. m. Two ortho- paedic surgeons from the state department will conduct the clinic. Purpose of the clinic is to de- ermine which crippled children in Mason county constitute urgent cases and require mmediate treatment and which do not. In addition to Mason county he clinic will be open to chil- TO EXAMINE CARGO ABOARD U.S. STEAMER Seaman Reports He Saw Ammunition Being Loaded on American Traders NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—(#>)— A striking seaman's testimony led federal authorities today to investigate whether the U. S. Liner American Trader carried arms for foreign shipment in its cargo in violation of the neutrality act. The American Trader and six other vessels engaged in returning American citizens from Europe have been held at their piers here by a strike of sailors demanding $250 bonuses and $25,000 war-risk insurance. John Masek, one of 61 American trader crew members being tried by the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation for refusing to obey their skipper's orders to sail last Friday, testified Monday he saw what he thought was ammunition being loaded onto the vessel. Masek told Karl Nielsen, trial board chairman, the "ammunition" was in small boxes carried to the pier In a truck bearing the legend, "Winchester Arms." I've seen ammunition on this boat before, and I know what It looks like," he added. Ordering an investigation, Nielsen said he would turn the case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if Masek's testimony were substantiated. Capt. Harold Milde, master of the American Trader, said he had not inspected the cargo (and Women) Have Real Fun Negro Is Freed on Jury's Error GREENUP, Ky., Sept. 19.— (/P)—A Negro charged with murder was free today because a circuit court jury erred in reporting its verdict. Surprise was reflected in the faces of the eight women and four men who made up the jury when Judge Harvey Parker read a verdict of acquittal (Monday for Prank Taylor, 51, Negro, charged with the fatal shooting of Wheeler Bailer, also a Negro. Several jurors spoke up at once in open court—that they had intended to convict the defendant of manslaughter, a charge carrying 2 to 21 years' imprisonment. Procedure, they said, called for designation of a juror to sign the verdict and, when a woman juror selected fpr the task signed her name, 'she placed his signature on the verdict blank opposite "acquittal" instead of "convicted of manslaughter." Buti judge Parker said the verdict was "binding." He ordered the defendant released Taylor had pleaded self-defense. An electric storage battery personally, but believed nothing illegal was aboard, since otherwise the ship could not clear customs. £ Small Arms Aboard Robert C. Swanton, assistant secretary of the Winchester Repeating Arms company, said today that his firm had a consignment of .22 caliber cartridges aboard the American Trader, one of several vessels strike bound by demands of their crews for bonuses and war risk insurance. Swanton said the shipment, consigned to London, consisted of .22 caliber short gallery cartridges and long sporting rifle cartridges besides a quantity of flashlights and batteries. The embargo act, he asserted, These pictures, taken at the official Western Michigan district meet at MacPhail field at Scottville Sunday, show the increasing popularity of the bow and arrow as a sport. Men, women and juniors, too, took part, coming from all sections of the district. They were a happy lot of sports men and women, out Daily News Photo— regalia, cocked Robin Hood hats being a specialty. Below are those officers of the Western Michigan Bowmen who were present at the Scottville meet Sunday, left to right: Bill Loomis of Newaygo, director, former state champion and champion of Sunday's meet; Harold Neinhuis of Muskegon, secretary; Philip Palmer Sr. of POLAND SAID TO BEJONE Only Broken Remnants of Armies Are Holding Out Against Invaders (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Only broken remnants of Poland's armies, among them the defenders of Warsaw, held out against German and Soviet Russian invaders today in the European war whose force seemed to be swinging from the east to the western front. Britain counted heavy losses from the war at sea. The admiralty listed 438 survivors from among more than 1,100 men aboard the Aircraft Carrier Courageous 1 when she I was sunk by a submarine Monday. Survivors estimated about 800 were saved. Two British trawlers were sunk today. Sea operations against Poland were started by Russia. France declared a German attack in the Saarland "has been repulsed." Swiss reports said German forces 'facing French and British on the west had been strengthened by men and equipment from the eastern front. Anticipating a major attack, Britain and France also reinforced their western front lines. Britain said the Soviet march into Poland could not "be jus- WILL CONTINUE WAR IF HE IS FORCED Says with Polish Situations Settled He Will Have No Intentions Against England and France DANZIG, Sept. 19.—(AP by Radio)—Adolf Hitler emphasized today that "we have no war intention against either England or France," and that Germany seeks to achieve a lasting peace." "Russia and Germany will settle this (Polish) situation and this will result in the removal of the tension," he declared. However, he expressed a determination to continue the war as long as he was forced, saying the word "surrender" would not be uttered. "Nor at the end of the sixth or the seventh year," he shouted. 'The generation of today is not the generation of Bethmann- Hollweg." Earlier he had said the Germany of today "no longer is a country to which ultimatums can be dictated." "We will give bomb against bomb, not only one but 500 bombs," ? snouted. Reviewing tn« events leading up to Germany's invasion of Poland, Hitler in an International broadcast, carried in the United States by NBC, welcoming Danzig back into the Reich, said the state of affairs became "impossible" in September after he had believed in August that it would be possible to come to an understanding. He said he had suffered much from Poland in the last six years, but he had not sent them an ultimatum. Citing attempts by Premier for a good time, and having it. jScottville, president; Fred Brad- One entire family was entered in the meet, including father, mother, son and daughter. Each ford of Baldwin, director; Joe Parish of Grand Rapids, director, also president of the Grand applied caliber. only to shells over .22 was attired in his own favored | Rapids Archery club. njrmiuTUt*U~-r>j~r .•— t—" -" *^-* *^WXJ*>» ^^*%*s*^siHHtCiJ"Wt^%# 1 iV^< ! ^^,te»«n—^ioJXfJr* ^^*/%* Food Prices Declining Following War Advance tified by arguments put forward" by Russia and pledged to "prosecute the war with all energy.' A Berlin communique Germany's enemies were said "do- Sketch of Memorial Is Now on Display Persons who would like to see what the proposed shrine to Father Marquette will look like when completed, can get a first hand view from the artist's sketch now on display in the Ludington Chamber of Commerce window. Further memberships received by the association include: Honorary memberships: Mrs. Elbert Keene, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Jebavy. Full memibershi'ps: Leveaux post, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mr. and Mrs. Vance F. Callighan, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Vivi- CHICAGO, Sept. 19.—(#>)— Wholesale prices of food commodities, which foretell figures on housewives' .grocery lists, showed substantial declines today from the peaks reached in the rush of "speculative hoarding" at the outbreak of Europe's war. In that respect, market experts said, they followed at least hus far the pattern of food prices in the first weeks of the iVorld war a quarter century ago. Prior to trading in wholesale markets today all but two of 16 mportant food items were lower than the war boom peaks. Two items, potatoes and whole- ale pork loins, were lower than dren of Manistee and counties. Oceana Woman Prisoner Escapes at Detroit DETROIT, Sept. 19. search was launched today for Mrs. Betty Baker, 31, who escaped from the house of correc- iion where she was serving a life term for miurder. Mrs. Baker, convicted of slaying her lover, Clarence Schneider, on a lonely road near Ann Arbor in 1936, was reported missing at the evening checkup of prisoners Monday night. Discovery that a matron's white apron was gone led officials to believe the woman might have worn the apron and slipped past the guards. She was regarded as .a "model prisoner." Superintendent A. B. Gillies and Deputy Superintendent E. B. Gardner/began an investigation to learn how Mrs. Baiter could have left the cottage where she lived with 32 ' otlier woman prisoners. A 14-f<jot fence surrounds the building. DIES OF INJURIES PONTIAC, Bernard H. Birmingham; ian, Mr. and Mrs. Pell, Miss Marie A. C. Leonard Jebavy arid Mr. and Mrs. Morton Westlund. Associate memberships: Mr. and Mrs. Mott Butler, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Weinert, Capt. Mrs. Nels C. Palmer and Elizabeth Dickey. and Miss Tuberculosis Tests Given on Sunday Ninety-three persons took advantage of the tuberculosis test offered in four locations in Mason county Monday. Thirty tests were given in Fountain, 28 in Scottville, 21 in Ludington and 14 in Freesoil. All those who have positive reactions will have an opportunity to be x-rayed at 1 p. m Monday, Oct. 9, when Arnold J Linden^ of the Michigan Tuberculosis association will be at the courthouse in Ludington with his x-ray, apparatus. Sept. Schank, , 33, died Monday when cha, contans enough injur ufferedm energy to flffciteelffllx miles, -'mobile' TcolllBibrt Sunday;'* ' of of LEATHER Weather'Forecast Lower Michigan — Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Not so cpol tonight. Somewhat warmer Wednesday in south portion. Detroit and' Vicinity: Pair tonight an<J Wednesday; not ao cool tonight; some what .warmer Wednesday; gentle U moderate variable winds. The sun sets today at 6:35 and rise Wednesday at 6:17. 'The mooo sets to night at 10:56 p. m. m W, attributed the reaction of some prices to a let-up in speculative purchasing and realization that ample supplies of many commodities were r..vailable to meet immediate requirements. Buyers who jumped with the first cannon shot now are out of the market, traders pointed out, having satisfied their immediate and in some cases distant demands. The shifting nature of European war and political news also has encouraged more caution, they said. Wholesale food prices reached their lowest levels in five years just .before the war started. This the day preceding the start j 1939. of German-Polish hostilities, rain prices have declined 5 to was in sharp contrast to cost of food late in 1937, prices were the highest the when since 10 percent; potatoes 20 percent; eggs 5 percent; livestock 4 to 12 jercent; wholesale meats 4 to 33 jercent; sugar 24 percent and ;offee 5 percent. However, net gains from Aug. 31 to date amount to 19 to 39 Tjercent in grains; eggs 12 percent; butter 16 percent; livestock 1 to 18 percent; lard 54 sercent; sugar 13 percent; flour 2 percent and coffee 8 percent. Commodity market experts />^^^^^^^v^^^x^\A^>^^r«^^>^\^x^^Vrf-w^N^^\x^^ AUTO RECOVERED de- this Mason county, sheriff's partment announced morning that an automobile belonging to Robert Lessard, 504 North Rath avenue, stolen about three weeks ago, was recovered Sunday. The car, abandoned in a woods, was found near Pentwater in Oceana county. It was only slightly damaged, according to reports. Group Medical Program Adopted By State Body GRAND RAPIDS, Sept. 19.— p)—A group medical care plan for families with limited incomes was adopted Monday by the Michigan State Medical society's house of delegates at a business session opening- the 74th annual convention. It would make available to participating groups a wide range of medical services at nominal cost. Monthly fees of $2 for single persons, $3.50 for husband and wife, and $4.50 for families would be established under the plan. In return participants would be' entitled to medical service up to $325 in anv one year for an individual, $550 for husband and wife, and $875 for a family. Only individdals and families with incomes not exceeding $2,000 and $2,500, respectively, could enroll in the plan. Participation would be voluntary on the part of both physicians scribers would be entitled would include: 1. Medical and surgical care, including office, home and hospital visits. 2. Consultation service and special medical services including X-ray, laboratory and anesthesia services. 3. Obstetrical care after subscriber has kept up payments for 12 months. 4. Diagnostic services necessary to determine the. presence of tuberculosis, cancer, venereal diseases or mental ailments. (Actual treatments for " these ailments not included.) ing manifold trench digging" on the western front and that "dissolution and capitulation' of Poland's army was ' "'progressing rapidly" in the east. Military operations against besieged Warsaw were resumed but Germany did not disclose whetner.^rfe''-pbTish capital was being shelled or bombed. Soviet "measures" against the remainder of Poland's submarine fleet, believed to be hiding in the Baltic, were announced. Dispatches from Rumania, where Poland's government and army leaders took refuge, said Polish troops were holding out in only three widely-separated and surrounded districts—at Warsaw, west of Lwow and between Pinsk and Bialystok. •S5 AS STRIKE MEMS State Labor Mediation Board Hopes to Avert Electrical Firm Tie-Up LANSING, Sept. 19.—(£>)—The i state labor mediation board reported "splendid progress" today in its attempts to avert a strike in plants of the Consumers Power company. The utility workers organizing committee, a CIO affiliate, has authorized a strike by its members at midnight tonight in all of gas and electric plants of the company in the Lower Peninsula. Chairman Arthur E. Raab of the labor board said he did not 'see how there can be a strike with such a spirit of compromise and co-operation" displayed at conferences Monday between spokesmen for the UWOC and the company. Walter Moers, board member in whose hands lay much of the work of mediation at the meetings, said he was "not convinced by any means" that the troubles were over. The peace conference was scheduled to resume today. Groups for the company and the union appeared to have Waterworks System Will Be Able to Use Regular Fuel Oil A resolution to change the heating system at the Ludington waterworks from burner heaters as planned, to a fuel oil steam boiler system at an increase of $385.50 in the contract price of Oscar Nelson, contractor, was unanimously approved by commissioners at a short regular' meeting at the city hall Monday Mussolini to bring a peaceful of the dispute, he night. Commissioners pointed out > H Medidal service to which sub- Local Delegate Dr. H. B. Hoffman, Ludington physician, is Mason county's delegate to the annual convention of the Michigan State Medical society now being held in Grand Rapids. Other local doctors who plan to attend the sessions later are that the fuel oil steam boiler would "burn the same oil- >as used in the diesels. A second resolution approving acceptance of the final audit of the $95,000 contract price, to wind up the PWA waterworks reconstruction project, was passed unanimously. Remainder of the meeting was spent in routine fashion, with chairmen of various committees reading their respective reports. City Attorney Eugene Christman told the council that the plan for issuing notes, in connection with '$43,000 which the city is planning to borrow, has •been approved by the state loan board. "This approval gives the city permission to issue notes," he said. ."Next is to get approval of the bond issue." An ordinance to prohibit parking on certain sides of narrow streets was passed unanimously. The ordinance empowers the police department to erect no parking signs on streets where parking is deemed hazardous. Gasoline Report C. Leonard Pell, chairman of the streets and sewers committee, reported that to date 919 of the 1,500 gallons of gasoline purchased for use in city-owned equipment has been used. He also told the council the city has at present 122 WPA men at work on different proj- (Plcase turn to Page 6, Column 5) "England sent an ultimatum to Germany, but' the day is past when anyone can send an ultimatum to the Retch." Hitler said he earlier had attempted to find a "reasonable solution to/the problem" but indicated it became impossible with the. death of Poland's Marshal Joseph Pilsudski. PREMIUM WINNERS Doctors C. A. Paukstis, R. A. Os- come closer to an understanding, Moers said, but he emphasized that no definite settlement had been reached on any major issue. Highway Is Named for Late Governor LANSING, Sept. 19.— (fPY- State Highway Commissioner Murray D. Van Wagoner ordered today that M-43, the road linking Lansing with Grand Ledge, home of the late Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald, be named in honor of Fitzgerald. Van Wagoner said his staff would assist in landscaping the Grand Ledge terminal of the route, the city's council to provide a memorial at the site. Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin all are said by biographers to The list of names of those who won premiums at the Western Michigan fair last week is continued today. The winners: Corn—Ten ears of yellow corn: First, Burl Huddlestun; second, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cummins and John Tyndall. Ten ears of white corn: First, Elery Harmon and Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cummins; second, Gus VonGlahn; third, Helge Johnson. Ten ears of popcorn: First, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cummins; second, John Houk and John Tyndall. Best 10 stalks yellow corn with ears: Second, Helge Johnson and John Tyndall. Best 10 stalks white corn with ears: First, Gus Von- Glahn. Best 10 stalks silo corn: First, John Tyndall; second, Bert VanLoon. Small grains—One peck red winter wheat: First, Mrs. John Butz. One peck white winter wheat: First, Charles K. Hansen; second, Linus Kokx and Harold Anderson; third, Isadore Greiner. One peck oats: First, Gus VonGlahn and Linus Kokx; second, Harold Anderson and Mr. and Mrs." F. E. Cummins, third, Isadore Greiner and Charles K. Hansen. One trander, Robert Farrier and Martin. W. have been extremely devoted to their mothers. ; , .He.. Ijad, sought, he establish borders in the west and south and to make an agreement with Pilsudski which had as its purpose amicable relations; between the Poles and the Germans. "As long as Pilsudski lived this was possible," he said. The fuehrer said he was depressed by suffering the Nazis endured at the hands of an inferior state, "while Germany was a superior state." He told the world, "in an international broadcast, that nations doubting the word of German statesmen should also be critical of the statesmen of the countries which forced the Versailles treaty upon the Germans. The Versalles peace offers, he said, spelled "stupidity," and cast doubt on the sanity of the men who made" them. Poland sought to make Poles out of German inhabitants of that country, he cried, and asked what England, France or America would have done under those circumstances. STREET1KCIS E Mayor E. J. Thompson announced this morning that he had received word from the WPA headquarters at Grand Rapids giving final approval to Ludington city street paving projects that have been pending for a long time. "We've had curb and gutters put in in many places," Mr, Thompson said, "tout we've hftd to hold up paving until official approval could be obtained from WPA headquarters. It looks now like we can get started on street paving in a very short time." The project for Ludington City-wide streets has been assigned official project iNo. 65-151-124 and serial No. 53-2-2673t Prosecutor Enters Gasoline Price War LANSING, Sept. 19.—&P)— Prosecutor Richard T. Foster intervened today in an InghaBi county gasoline price "war,'invoking the state fair trade law of 1937 to compel a general price increase effective Sepfc. peck rye: Greiner. Second, Isadore Sheaf grains—Sheaf of white 23 He ordered that gasoline filling stations take a markup of at least 3.7 cents a gallon on gasoline. Dealers said the oi>- der would bring the price to six gallons for P dollar based on present wholesale Motorists now pay 90 cents for six gallons. Foster said a number oline stations haye been out of business by r prices prevalent slope >UCtU &IU.U1B OUCUl Ul WlllUC Sn ~f '-tViam. <*it (Please turn to Paso &, Column 3} 20 Of them In

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