The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 22, 1939 · Page 1
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Ludington, Michigan
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Friday, September 22, 1939
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 276. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NEUTRALITY •s J »*>sxv<^x i ^/^^vx>^sX*^sxsyv^NXS/N^\^%^N^\^N^». fNx^x%x\s\/'SSN^S' > \XNs%x>^\^i^. Nxvv>^-\^%^-'V%^\*'%^u's^\*%^^^N^NXsx>.'%xv^/"» *s^w^\^\^»- C/O Union Calls Electrical Strike STATE TO TAKE HAND IF SERVICE IS STOPPED CIO Committee Says No Switches Will Be Pulled Unless Strike Breaking Tactics Are Used Death Avenged BAY CITY, Sept. 22.—</P)—Power service continued unimpaired today despite a strike of CIO Utility Workers Organizing committee members at plants of the Consumers Power Co., which services more than a thousand communities in Southern Michigan outside of Detroit. More than two hours after the strike was called this morning, no power switches had been pulled and union officials said no such action would be taken unless the company attempted to operate affected plants with "strikebreakers." (In Lansing Governor Luren D. Dickinson promised to "use all the force of the state if necessary" to prevent any continued interruption of power in Southern Michigan.) 'I he strike was called at 8 a. m., and picket lines immediately were .thrown up at Consumer plants here and elsewhere in the Saginaw valley, including the company's Zilwaukee plant, key power station in the valley. Two hundred were reported out at the Bay City plant, while at Flint no service trucks were moved. The state government at Lansing watched the strike cautiously, prepared to use its law enforcement agencies if power stations were taken over. State police headquarters at East Lansing were in touch constantly with, various posts in the Baglnaw valley, where the strike would be most effective because of the concentration of UWOC activities. MANY KILLED N BLOODY REVENGE DRIVE Mass Executions Take Place to Avenge Shooting of Rumanian Premier CLEVELAND, Sept. 22.—(/P)— Earl Browder, general secretary of the Communist party in the United States, today left A warning against ''war mongers,' 1 'describing diaries A. Lindbergh, William Randolph Hearst and the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin as having a "special plan" for war. Addressing 3.500 .persons Thursday night, the Communist leader asserted both factions in the controversy over embargo provisions in the neutrality f/:t have ' "axes to grind." Lindbergh, Hearst and Father Coughlin, Browder said, "represei/ monopoly and have their special plan to get America into the war through retaining the neutrality act." He declared advocates of revision would "hitch America up with the British and get us into war to save trig British empire." Browder gave "wholehearted endorsement" to President Roosevelt's neutrality message to the special session of Congress and solemnly urged his listeners "to fight for the guarantee that the pledge to keep us out of war is not broken." Armand Callnescu Crack Colonial Fighters Are Being Brought In to Aid Armies Liner Bremen Is Mystery of War LONDON, SeptT~22.—WP)—The mystery of the giant German Liner Bremen remains as much a wartime puzple as ever today with flat denials by the British admiralty of "rumors" the ship had been captured. The British termed stories of the "capture," recurrent since Wednesday night, "absurd." The Bremen has been missing .since she left New York harbor AUR 30, just before the outbreak of war. PARIS, Sept. 22.—(/P)—A new drive against the German industrial city of Saarbruecken was reported today by the French general staff. A military communique which 'gave few details indicated a recent lull had been shattered by new French maneuvers and advance guard, skirmishes. Artillery on both sides, the communique said, was active along the entire front frojn the Moselle river along the Luxembourg-Germany frontier to the Rhine aiver, which becomes the boundary between France and Germany 100 miles to the southeast. The French empire's black Senegalese troops were reported enroute to the western front in the war which Premier Daladier declared -would end German attempts at "world domination." Sharpshooters mobilized from France's colonial reservoir of BUCHAREST, Sept. 22.— (fP)— Thousands were reported executed today as Rumania's virtual military dictatorship exacted a heavy blood-price from the pro- Nazi iron guard for the assassination of Premier Armand Calinescu. Reliable sources said thousands of members of the outlawed Iron Guard had been taken from concentration camps throughout the country and shot to death to avenge Thursday's killing of the premier, who was an implacable foe of the guard. These sources also said that some women had been shot. Announce Deaths It was announced officially that 44 Iron Guardists were ex- ] ecuted at the Merkurea-Ciuk i concentration camp while 32 were shot by firing squads at Prahova. Mass executions were said, to be continuing. Reliable sources si T. minimum of three Iron GL members were being taken fi>. each j of Rumania's 72 administrative i districts for the firing squads. j The whirlwind cleanup of al! leged pro-Nazi elements was pushed also with widespread arrests by the quick-acting government. At the head of the government stood General George Ar- ge&Vnui "tough disciplinarian'' of 56 and a friend of Calinescu. Observers expected Argesanu to follow Calinescu's advocacy of closer Rumanian economic cooperation with Great Britain and France. Nation Nervous Rumanians watched the situation nervously as Germany, who wants Rumanian oil, and i Soviet Russia, who sees former | Russian territory a part of Rui mania, drove their troops fur- I ther into Poland north of Rui mania. ' Eight Iron Guardists, whose outlawed organization Calinescu i fought, were executed publicly ' as a consequence of the assassin- atidh and King Carol has taken swift, extreme measures to thwart any possibility of a coup. All night long, morbidly curious crowds swarmed in the street where the bodies lay sprawled on the bloody pavement. The eight of them lay just where they had fallen from a firing squad's bullets—at the exact spot where the premier was slain. As the shots rang out and the men toppled over one by one, a loud cry went up from thousands of witnesses, men, women and children. There are approximately 300,000 safety signs on Kansas highways, erected at a cost of about $8 each. #—#—*—#—# - *—#—*- #—# I ATTENTION EAGLES Special Meeting SUNDAY, SEPT. 24, at 3' p. m. Initiation, entertainment and feed. Drill team members will kindly turn out in uniforms. Homer B. Doe, Sec'y man-power moving -up were said to the west coast be of Africa in guarded transports. CHARGED" WITH MURDER FLINT', Sept. 22.-^)—Charged with .murder in connection with the death of Robert Clincy, last Aug. 19, Amzy Adair, 39, was bound to circuit court Thursday. Police said' Adair stabbed Clincy 'with a butcher knife in an argument over a card game. Clincy died a short time later. * BT1 _ I _ 1 \f, , W 7 . _^ *t .it _ ..V - W 7v A* WPA WORKERS Protest Meeting against closed County Roads Project Monday, Sept. 25, at 8 p. m. at Circuit Court Chambers Auspices Local No. 115, CIO. * As President Asked Congress to Repeal Embargo —Uunlrai 1'rcss 1'lioiieplioto President Roosevelt, seen lower left before microphones, in a special message to the assembled houses of Congress, asks that the embargo of American arms to warring nations be repealed and for a return to the "age-old" processes of international law. lie spoke at (he opening ceremonies of the special sesrion of Congress. Seated above the president is Congressman William Bankhead, left, speaker of the House, and Vice President John N. Garner, president of the Senate At lower right is Brig. Gen. E. N. Watson, the president's aide. Hospital Corner - Stone To Be Laid In Public Ceremorif On Monday SENATE TO FIGHT JUNKING OF EMBARGO CLAUSE Supporters of President Confident They Can Overcome Opposition to Ban on War Material .Sales WASHINGTON, Sept: 22.— (/P)— Two determined senatorial factions began digging in today for a conclusive battle over President Roosevelt's renewed appeal to scrap the arms embargo and substitute a "cash and carry" system under international law. Led by 73-year-old Hiram Johnson OR-Calif), 24 senators quickly organized a bloc to oppose the sale of arms to warring nations, on the ground that it would be likely to force the United States into the European conflict. •'. Senator LaFollette (Prog- Wis), speaking for the group, said it would tight repeal of the embargo "from hell to breakfast" Senator McCarran (D-Nev) added that the opponents believed JSSn One Craft Seen Near Boston and One Off Alaskan Shore I .- *-*-*-#-* Appeal for Spare Fruit Containers An appeal to persons in Mason county who have quart and two-quart fruit jars they can spare, was issued this morning toy persons interested in the "hot lunch" -projects toeing sponsored at a number of Mason county rural schools and at Longfellow, St. Simon's and Fere Marquette schools in LudT ington. Miss Gertrude Eastman, county school commissioner, i pointed out' this morning that! any such donations would be to a very worthy cause. "A project like this," Miss Eastman said, "depends a great deal on contributions. We're certain to get some surplus commodities and we'll need fruit jars to preserve them." Any such donations will be greatly appreciated, Miss Eastman said. Those willing to donate are urged to call Miss Eastman Monday at 1267 and the cans will be collected. WEATHER Lower Michigan: Generally fair in south portion, increasing cloudiness in north portion tonight und Saturday. Not quite so cool tonight except in extreme northeast portion. Warmer Saturday except in extreme north portion. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair with little change In temperature tonight; Saturday fair and warmer; gentle to moderate south to southwest winds. The sun sets today at 8:30 and rises Saturday at 0:20. The moon Beta Saturday morning at 1:39 a. in. Temperature at count guard rtntlon for W Uourd ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 70, minimum 86. Signal Start of Drive for. Fundsi to Complete Building Corner-stone of the new hospital building for Mason county, it was decided today, will be laid at 3:30 p. m. Monday. Construction officials were informed this morning that the special stone will reach Ludington by Pere Marquette railway late today or sonic time Saturday. In order not to hold up building operations, it was decided to hold the official corner-stone laying ceremony Monday afternoon, commencing at 3:30 p. m. The program, it was explained, will be brief • and impressive, lasting about 20 mimiti-s in all. Music will be provided by'Lud- ington high school band, under direction of L. F. Peterson. The band will march from the high school to the hospital site. South Washington avenue at Fourth streets, about 3 p. m., ready to take part in the ceremonies at 3:30 p. m. To Enclose Documents Documents relating to the new building will be placed in an airtight copper box, which in turn will be sealed with mortar into the corner-stone. The stone, said Wilbur Davis, building supervisor for the hospital association, will be swung in place Monday morning ready for the afternoon dedication. "It is a public ceremony and naturally we hope that every in- terested'person who can will at-i tend Monday afternoon," .said Peter Madison, association president. "It marks a new milestone in hospital service for this region. Monday's corner-stone laying will make one more official step toward the long-awaited goal of a new hospital building—new, highly modern hospital equipment—for our community." Will Open Drive Laying of the corner-stone will mark the official "go" signal ol an intensive county-wide drive—largest staged in Mason county in over 25 years—for the balance of $30,000 which is needed before the building can be completed and put into actual use. The campaign for funds, a portion of which have already been raised, will actually get under way Monday, Oct. 2, and will continue in each city and township for two weeks after that date. Widow of ' Lamplighter Is Convicted in Philadelphia Poison Case PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22.—(/P) —The first woman convicted of j murder in Philadelphia's in-1 surance slayings case—a slim widow found guilty Thursday night of putting out the life of her lamplighter husband with poison—met calmly today a verdict making mandatory a sentence of death. Dark-eyed Josephine Romualdo, 44, native Brazilian and once a cigarette roller in a tobacco factory, disulayed no emotions as a jury of four women and eight men pronounced her guilty of poisoning her husband. Antonio, three years ago to collect $10,378 insurance. Formal sentencing was deferred pending motion for a new trial. "She is not worried," Defense Attorney Frank J. Marolla, Jr., told the convicted widow's son, Daniel, 18. Another "poison widow," corpulent Carina Favato, dramatically halted her trial last spring by pleading guilty in the death of her common-law mate, his son and a border in her home. Several other widows are in custody, but Mrs. Favato and Mrs. Romualdo are the only ones tried thus far as alleged mem- | bers or "clients" of a '-.syndicate" WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.— (JP) —President Roosevelt disclosed today that submarines, which he said were not identified had been sighted in waters off Southern Alaska and off Boston. The maritime commission, the chief executive told reporters, had been informed of the presence of the two undersea craft. The submarines were not American, Mr. Roosevelt said, and they were sighted bv ships at sea. He declined to disclose the specific source of the government's information about their presence, but said those sources were .perfectly reliable. The submarine in the Pacific, Mr. Roosevelt asserted, was off the southern boundary of Alaska, where it joins Canadian Chain of Seaplane North-South Line Is Agreed blam , ed for 5 ° to 10 ? insurance ui U uuui ^ j murders in four eastern states. On by Two Invading . . Forces Meat Prices Drop Following- Boom Bases Are DETROIT, Sept. 22.—(/!')— Plans for a chain of seaplane ibases extending .fd'om Detroit to the farthest reaches of the Upper Peninsula were disclosed today by Col. Floyd E. Evans, director of the state -board of aeronautics. Sixteen communities have already put up $10& to finance material costs of the 200 square foot floats, he said, and at least a dozen others are expected to join the project. The floating docks will toe ibuilt this fall and winter toy the National Youth Administration for installation next spring, he said. The first base to be developed in the .program was dedicated at Beulah, on Crystal Lake, Sept. 1. Other communities for which projects are being prepared are Detroit, Bear Lake, St. Ignace, Houghton lake, Escanaba, Lake Gogebic, Topi- naibee, Chetooygan, East Tawas, Alpena, Marquette, Menominee, Indian Lake, Sturgis and Champion. 22.--.(/P)—A agreement Germany is with- j BERLIN, Sept. •pi o y, y, Q/ 3 ! German - Russian .ridlllieu. im der which Ger. ., „ , TTI , , drawing her armies iix Poland j Wholesale prices to the west of the continuous' 'north-south line formed ?oy the Pissa, Narew, Vistula and San rivers was announced here today. Warsaw, on the west bank of the Vistula, will remain in German hands. The announcement described the line of the rivers as the "demarcation line," but it was pointed out that future boundaries would not necessarily follow it. Russian armies, however, will occupy Eastern Poland up to this line, including the cities of Lublin, Luck, Lwow, Brc- zesc ( Bialystok and Wilno (Vilna.) The fate of Warsaw ^jvs understood to have been one of the last points agreed itnon in t'ye Nazi-Soviet negotio'ations on immediate apportionment of Polish territory. Diplomatic negotiations to settle the future of ,the Polish people 30 far as Germany and Russia are concerned and to establish future s'ian boundaries uing in Moscow German-Rus- were contin- as staff offi- For every 100 baby girls born jeers fixed terms of army move- in Texas, 108 .boys are born. ments. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—(/Pi- Wholesale prices of livestock and most meat cuts have lost substantial portions of sharp gains scored during the first week of the European war, but well above That in the Atlantic, he said, was 50 to 70 miles from the southern tip of Nova Scotia, half way between there and Nantucket shoals. Asked whether the government's "neutrality oatrol" was in the vicinity of the submarines, Mr. Roosevelt said merely that the patrol was operating from Eastport, Me., to and including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There is no regular patrol in Pacific waters, he added. Asked whether the underwater ships were in the territorial waters of this " country, he replied that he would stand on his recent definition of territorial waters which was to the effect as far as extended. that they American extended interests today still were month ago levels. Hogs and pork products, however, even at their advance were under year ago prices, while cattle and lambs, which have held up comparatively well during a year of declining hog values, averaged higher than a year ago. Wholesale livestock prices in Chicago, Sept. 18, according to the department of agriculture, ranged from 4 to 11 percent below Sept. 7, when many foods reached their current war- boom peaks. At their partial de- Elderly Couple Commits- Suicide PETOSKEY, Sept. 22.—(/P)—The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Custer Ramsy, of Ferndale, were found in their automobile in Greenwood cemetery shortly after 8 a. m. today. Coroner G. W. Nihart said that death was caused by the fumes of the motor which had been directed into the automobile by a hose attached to the exhaust pipe. A note giving funeral directions was found in the car. He said ne was advised the couple had suffered illnesses and financial difficulties. They had lived in Petoskey at one time. Each was more than 60 years old. Funeral and burial will be in Petoskey. Electric Engineers Form Organization LANSING, Sept. group of electrical and inspectors launched non-profit, agency supplant the h ° Ped to increase their On the other hand, confidence of ultimate victory was- expressed by supporters of the president, who included some Ber- publicans and "old line" Democrats as <well as New Dealers. Hailing Mr. Roosevelt's solemn speech to Congress Thursday as charting the safest course for the nation in the present emergency, they arranged strategy. conferences at the White House and the capitol. Their aim, leaders said, is to limit the session to neutrality revision, obtain action in two or three weeks, and adjourn. Senate and House leaders of both parties would stay here, at the president's request, to consult with him. on policy until the regular session begins in Janu- ary The variance of comments on the presidential message led politicians to forecast a Senate de- 'bate comparable to the bitter league of, nations fight after the World war. Only on one point— his expressed belief that- the United States could, v- Keep out. of war— did /Mr. Roosevelt '' win applause from all sides. ;•-; Senator Glass (D-Va), -who sometimes has opposed administration policies, gave his support to the president on this issue, calling his speech "very conclusive" and conferring with him at the White House. Repeal of the embargo also was advocated by Senators Taf t (R-Ohio) and Austin (R-Vt), assistant minority leader. Senator Bridges (R-NH), an active New Deal foe, said: "I am glad the president admits he made a mistake in signing the neutrality act and that, Congress made a mistake in' passing it." Among critics of the presidential recommendations, Senator Lundeen (FL-Minn) called the proposed program "the road to war," and Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich) said he disagreed that repeal was "the safer non-involvement formula." Senator McCarran told re.- proters, "If I ever was convinced that the neutrality law should not (be changed, I am more convinced now." 22.—(#>)>—A engineers administrative a todav t,n state electrical board, which , has been abolished by the supreme court. The group organized the Michigan Electrical Inspection Bureau, to offer electrical incline, however, values still were i spection service in unincomor- . ,.. ,,- , nighel . ated area s that have no inspec- from 4 to 55 percent than they were Aug. 15. ' KILLEJTBf " DUNDEE, Sept: 22.— (#>)— Leo Feitz, 04, of Route 2, Dundee, was struck and killed by an automobile Thursday. State inheritance, estate and tion facilities. Its officers are President H. L. Haip'her, Owosso; Vice President Carl H. Wilson, Pontiac: SeOsetary-Treasurer Lloyd J. Branch, Lansing; and Directors Carl D. Mason, Mt. Pleasant, and L. E. Felt, Baldwin. . The 48 states collected $627,gift taxes totaled $114,803,000 in 000,000 in revenue through mo- 1937 in the 48 states, tor fuel taxes in 1937. LOS ANGELES; sept. 22. —The heat is still on in California but weather bureau officials said they believed an end to a week of tropical weather is in sight. Health authorities said more than 50 Californians had died directly or indirectly from the heat. Los Angeles had 30 fatalities. Six succumbed in the San Francisco bay area. The week has been a succession of burning, bright days and clear, hot nights, with a daily spattering of electrical storms, furious wind flurries and warm, steamy rain. Typical temperatures have been these minimum and maximum for Los Angeles: Friday, 61 and 92; Saturday, 69, 97;, Sunday, 71, 100; Monday, 80, 103; Tuesday, 75, 104.2; Wednesday, 81.4, 107.2; Thursday, 81.1, 106. i • -*''',!.. 1 *—*—*—*—* * NOTICE! my dahlias and grapes known and will prosecuted if they not call and see me A. W. LARSEN, 204 First

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