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i.N i.f5 VOLUME X.LIX, NO. 278. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. WAR RE-DOUBLED STERN FRONT How Poland Was Carved Up Two Important Changes Are Made in Senate Draft of Measure WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.— (fP) —Senate foreign relations committee delayed action until Thursday today on the administration's new neutrality legislation. The delay was agreed to at the request of Senator Borah Hilda), ranking minority commit— tee and opponent of Presl-, '"tient Roosevelt's proposal to repeal the existing arms embargo. A draft of the administration measure, written over the weekend by committee democrats, was submitted by Chairman Pittman (D-Nev) when the group met this morning. Borah said opposition forces had no disposition to lock the bill up in committee, but added: "I have always had a prejudice against voting on a bill before I have read it." The new bill carries out President Roosevelt's recommendation for repeal of the arms embargo but provides powerful congressional checks on executive discretion. A group of committee Democrats, meeting in closed session for more than five hours Sunday, decided to include two provisions to curtail presidential authority. Committteemen said they were designed to win support from opposition senators, some of whom have declared a "hell to breakfast" fight against removal of the embargo. The first provision, it was learned, would permit Congress to invoke the neutrality law by a vote of both Houses. The existing neutrality statute can be in- y,uked only by the presidenV- * The second would require the munitions control board to advise Congress every six months as to the amount of war materi- This map shows how German and Russian war lords meeting in Bialystok Poland, divided the ill-fated republic. The Nazi army will rule west of the demarcation line, the Red army east of it. Line runs north and south along the Pisa, Narew, Vistula and San rivers, cutting as yet unconquered Warsaw in half. Russia gets nearly two thirds of the land, but Germany & territory is the more industrialized. Warsaw's Radio Staff Among Real War Heros a is purchased the amount of by belligerents, credit extended by American companies, and the total credits received by individual foreign governments and companies. The board now reports annually on purchases of war materials. The new bill was said authoritatively to 'be acceptable to Mr. Roosevelt. BUDAPEST, Sept. 25.—(/P)— Warsaw's radio staff, for days the Polish capital's last link with the outside world, stood by its microphones again last night to describe a new German bombardment announcers said had killed more than 1,000 civilians. Neither continued shelling nor Interference from German stations has been able to silence the broadcasters, who ledged the besieged city still was resisting. The announcer .praised the "bravery" of the Polish capital's WAR WAITS FOR STALIN'S DISCLOSURES All European Nations, Writer Says, Await Action of Soviet Leaders (By DEWITT MACKENZIE) The befuddled European war continues to sit on the curbstone with its feet in the dust, waiting for Communist Chieftain Stalin to come along; and disclose what Russia is going to do about it. For what the Muscovites do is a matter of mighty moment both to the Anfrlo-French allies and to Herr Hitler. So much so that the silence of the Kremlin is louder than the boom of the big guns on the war front at the moment. British Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax is reported to have tried again to get at the bottom of the mystery Saturday night. This great personality, whose own opinions have so much weight in this crisis, is said to have sent for Soviet Ambassador Maisky and requested that the envoy clarify his country's aims in Eastern Europe. What Maisky replied hasn't been made public, but if he said anything worth while it's a safe bet Fuehrer Hitler would give Moscow another slice of his new little countries of Eastern Europe Polish territory to hear it. The would give a pretty bit to hear it, too. The whole of that part of the THE OLD OAKEN BUCKEIb War Situation at a Glance continent, from northernmost defenders, but said it was "fu- ] Finland, down through the Bal- tile" ifor them to hold out longer and appealed directly to them to surrender. From their little studio high up in a modern skyscraper in the heart of the shell-scarred capital, the radio staff chroni- saw's defense. With no trace of emotion, announcers personal described rapidly are assuming a legen- cled in calm, unhurried voices f»ary character in.the minds of an hour-<by-hour story of War- Woli&h refiigees. ™""' c ^°'°" 00 Apparently Ignoring personal danger, announcers continued to hurl challenges at the besieging Nazis and give encouragement to the city's civilian population. Despite silence today from the Warsaw radio, a German broadcast in Polish acknow- tic states, Hungary and the Balkans, in shivering with anxiety as the result of Russia's anti- aggression pact with Germany and the Soviet occupation of Eastern Poland. There is widespread speculation as to whether Stalin or Hitler Ls top-sergeant and giving the orders. Certainly Russia's Many Dead In Tropical Storm In California Heavy Winds Bring Tragic End to Heat Wave in Southern Section LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25.—(XP) — A tropical storm which 65-mile-an-hour winds finale today to (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) ROMANSHORN, Switzerland i —One of main German air- j plane motor factories reported 1 put out of action by French or British air raid on Friedrichshafen; (German high command denies raid occurred.) P.ERGEN, Norway—Norwegian islanders believe naval engagement underway in North Ati lantic where sounds of can• nonading heard. I PARIS—French troops at- Itack German positions in Haardt mountains; western 1 front springs to life with shell- 'ing across Rhine; French report artillery bombardment of main Siegfried fortifications. BERLIN — Germany reports British destroyer sunk, eight French planes downed. Com- Imunique says "repeated raids" 'made successfully on "military objects in Warsaw;" German ihigh command prepares for long war. PARIS—French military dispatches describe direct French artillery bombardment of main Siegfried fortifications; "local improvement of our positions" on western front reported by French communique. MOSCOW — Soviet troops move toward demarcation line splitting Poland between Russia and Germany; Neva river closed to foreign shipping. LONDON—By stepping up war preparations Britain replies to Mussolini's, suggestion for calling off conflict; British freighter Hazelside sunk; information ministry tells of British propaganda leaflet raids over Germany. . ! BUDAPEST — Warsaw radio "at least 28 persons were aboardjsays^ new German bombard- the vessel." *" Two of those 'floundered craft were rescued. They were Abe Agins, Los Angeles, and Miss Genevieve Force, Lynwood. "We had had good luck LAND, WATER, AIR RESOUND WITH BATTLES Germartil Report Sinking of British Destroyer and Freighter (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) The western front sprang to new Me today as a major accompaniment to German conflict with Britain and France on the sea and in the air. French troops struck ?it German positions in the Haardt mountains trying to find a weak spot in the Siegfried line. German and French artillery exchanged shells across the Rhine. Swiss reports declared British or French wanplanes had put out of commission one of Germany's main airplane motor factories in a raid Sunday night on Friedrlchshafen. The German high command, however denied such a raid had taken place. A German communique said a British destroyer hjid been, sunk and eight French planes downed. Norwegians on Algroi island expressed toelief a naval engagement was under way in the Atlantic where heavy cannonading was heard from unidentified & . - rh , in » and were heading for shore china » . ment cost more than 1,000 civ- atooard the!ili. an lives; capital's defenders ' still holding out against encircling Germans. SHANGHAI — Chinese say they have fought off major Japanese offensive in Central vessels. Sinking freighter raised to of the British Hazelside Sunday 49 the number of Southern California's heat wave of record; Five persons were known worst i wnen tne squall struck us," 1 Agins related. "We were on the afterdeck and managed to jump clear when the ship capsized. dead and at least 26 others were Nearly everybody else was in reported drowned as the heavy Detroit Eases Off on Bingo G-ames DETROIT, Sept. 25.—(/P)— Mayor Richard W. Reading today lifted the police ban on bingo games sponsored iby nonprofit charitable groups. "There should be a common sense Interpretation of the state law against gambling," Reading said". "I do not believe it was the intent of the state legislature to restrict non-commercial bingo when utilized ifor bonafide charitable 'purposes." He defined his policy, he said, after "perusal of a letter from Gov. Dickinson in which he (the governor) states his personal opinion on bingo games should not alter local policies." The mayor added that the police ban, invoked a month ago when Gov. Dickinson Stated that bingo games are illegal, still will be enforced on commercial games. *vVPA Checkup to Be Every Six Months WASHINGTON, Sept. 25— (fP) — Federal relief recipients henceforth will be required to show need every six months In order to remain on the WPA rolls. The first nationwide checkup, iprbyi^ctd -for in the relief act, has been ordered for Oct. 1 by Col. F. C. Harrington, WPA commissioner. Five Noted Speakers to Talk at Conference Here This Week Persons attending the sixth annual Conservation Conference of Michigan women, to be held in Ludington Tuesday and Wednesday, will hear five noted speakers during the two-day session. Heading the list is Harold Titus of Traverse City, famous wild life author and Michigan conservation commissioner. Others on the program are Mrs. Ormond E. Hunt of Detroit, director of the Federated Garden clubs of Michigan; Helen M. Martin, research geologist of the Michigan department of conservation, and L. R. Schoenmann, director of the conservation institute of Michigan State college. Many notable visitors are expected to attend. Some of the more prominent include: Audrey DeWltt of Lansing^ education division of the department of conservation; Mrs. R. J. Seator of Battle Creek, conservation chairman, Michigan Federation of Women's clubs; Mrs. Clarence Avery of Detroit, president of the Federated Garden clubs of Michigan, and Mrs. Arlie, L. Hopkins, president of the Portage Lake Garden club. streets "running with iblood" and littered with mangled bodies. They read long lists of missing women and children, and repeated orders that execution awaits those trying to help friends leave the city. Frequent instructions were issued directing "able ibodied men to obtain shovels and report to headquarters," advising residents to "build barricades in the streets and dig traps for German tanks," and announcing that "Girl Scouts are want- (Plcase turn to Page G, Column 8) Steel Mills Are Booming in East CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 .--(£>)— Steel mill improvement and expansion programs, held up by depression conditions, are being dusted off and put into execution. The magazine "Steel," reporting this development today, said some steel producers are sold out for the balance of 1939 and consequently are reconditioning old facilities and- discussing new units. Expenditure af around $40,000,000 to rehabilitate idle equipment is foreseen by one engineer. intervention has changed the i rains swept Southern California (Please turn to Pa?e 5, Column 3) LIVES IN the pilot house, which was shattered and swept away." When the 37-foot cruiser Ra- rotonga was battered by high winds against the breakwater at San Pedro, Raymond Bernhardt and Donald Rupert were (Please tun. to Page 5, Column 4) I VfJ^^^ INSTITUTE OF INTERNAT'L UNDERSTANDING Four Outstanding Public Forum Lectures ($1.00 for all four} Thursday, Sept. 28, "The Struggle for Raw Materials," Dr. Allen D. Albert of Chicago. Thursday, Oct. 5, "Britain's Stake in European Crises," Major C. Douglus Uooth. • Thursday, Ott. n, "Influence of Aviation In International Relations," Prof. H. Cunfleld Coolc. Thursday, Oct. 19, "The German Will to Power," Margaret H. Kaiser, formerly of Berlin, Germany. ' Each Thursday at 8 P. M. at Gray Hall All Four Lectures, $1; Single Admissions, 35c. Tickets at Taggart's Drug Store, or from Any One of 40 Solicitors. Be Sure to Attend—Ludlngton's Most Outstanding Series of Lectures in Hecent Years. Reserve Your Seats, If You Wish, at Chamber of Commerce Office Any Time Prior to Thursday Night. Sponsored by Ludington notary Club Clinic for Crippled Children on Friday Plans are being completed and personnel picked for the crippled children^ clinic for Mason county, to be held in Ludington, Friday, Sept. 29, it was announced this morning by Miss Jeanne Godfrey, Mason county children's •worker. The clinic, scheduled to start at 8 a. m., will be held at Community churchhouse instead of at the courthouse as first announced. The clinic, which will be conducted by two orthopaedic surgeons from Lansing, is open to children in Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties. Expenses of the clinic and personnel will be paid»by the state. Complete plans for the clinic are expected to be finished by Tuesday and will be published as soon as announced, Miss Godfrey said. Seven Deaths Attributed to Traffic, Three Persons Drowned (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Accidents cost the lives of at least 14 persons in Michigan over the week-end. Seven of the deaths were attributed to highway mishaps while three persons, including an eight-month-old infant, drowned. Two were killed by trains and an accidental shooting and a stabbing accounted for the deaths of two others. ADRIAN—Rainard S. Reeves, 19, of Tecumseh, was killed Sunday when his automobile struck a tree. GRAND RAPIDS — Bernard Schwitzer, 11, of Sparta, died Sunday of injuries suffered when : he was struck by an automobile Saturday. YPSILANTI—Frank T. Newton, 20, of Ypsilanti, was killed Sunday in an automobile collision four miles west of here. BAD AXE—Edward Karn, 42, of Grosse Pointe Farms, and his nephew, Charles Karn, 28, of Detroit, drowned in Lake Huron Saturday wlien their fishing boat capsized. LANSING — Gaylord Black, eight months old, drowned Saturday when he fell into a water container in his home. WILLIAMSTON—Mrs. Augusta Swanke, 73, was struck and killed by a Pere Marquette train Saturday two miles north of here. BRIDGMAN—The body of Carl Brandt, ,30, of Bridgman, was found early Sunday beside the Pere Marquette tracks here. He had been struck by a train. MIDLAND—Miss Ruth Loomis, 18, of Union township, was shot and killed with a .22 calibre revolver Saturday while engaging in target practice with Mrs. June O'Sullivan, 16, of Mt. Pleasant. Sheriff Ira M. Smith termed the shooting accidental and released Mrs. O'Sullivan, mother of an 11-month-old child, after ques- and parts of Arizona and Nevada. The storm ended a week of 100 degree-plus temperatures in Los Angeles. Sheriff Howard Durley of Ventura county said there was no hope that the 26 persons aboard the pleasure fishing boat Spray, which capsized in the surf near Oxnard, would be found alive. In addition to those known dead and reported drowned, 30 to 35 persons aiboard the fishing boats Dispatch and Indiana were unreported. Coast guard cutters were sent to search for,. . _ . _ p the vessels in the belief they I Leaders Back in Peace Con- STILL KTTLI had put far out to sea to escape mountainous ground swells. The boat Sunshine, with 30 fishermen aboard, put into the San Pedro harbor early today after having* been missing more than 12 hours. The Spray was a 48-foot fishing boat, and no list of oassen- gers was kept. All aboard were believed from Southern California. Mrs. Earl Steckel, wife of the skipper of the Spray, who was among the missing, said WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan; Unsettled and much cooler'tonight; frost in north portion. Generally fair and continued cool Tuesday. Detroit and Vfolnlty: Unsettled and much cooler tonight; fair and continued cool Tuesday; fresh to strong west and northwest winds.. The sun sets today at 6:25 and rises Tuesday at 8:24. The moon sets Tuesday morning at 4:30. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours' 7 a. m.: Maximum 02, minimum 53. tlonlng. DETROIT—Leroy Powell, 31, of Detroit, died of stab wounds early Sunday. Assistant Prosecutor John K. Graham said he had been stabbed in an argument over a card game, and ordered Stence Williams, 46, held. DETROIT—Three persons were killed In the Detroit area in week-end automobile accidents. They were Thomas Ouimet, 27, of Grosse Pointe, Lucille Shah, 8, of rwrnlr nrtri Mri P- ecr °- U '' an ? WS. 59, Of Dearborn township. Hostile no&UK, ference After Meeting with Governor LANSING, Sept. 25.—(#>)— Prodded iby Governor Dickinson, the contending factions in the three-day-old strike of CTO em- ployes of the Consumers Power company resumed peace negotiations today. The. quest for an amicable settlement was complicated by a six-point ultimatum from the CIO union, the Utility Workers Organizing committee, featuring a deman'd, for a general 10 Exact Report Not Yet Available, Directors to Meet Wednesday Night Present reports indicate a deficit of about $600 in the finances of the fourth annual Western Michigan fair, held here Sept. 12-16. "We have checked our expenses and revenues as closely as possible to date," said Frank Jerome, fair association secretary. "Our expenses are about $600 greater than our revenues to date. We are still awaiting a final report on premiums and other phases of the fair and Ithus our exiact statement will not be available until probably later this week." He said a meeting of directors of the fair association has been called for Wednesday and discussion of the report will take place there. Urging that all directors be present, he said the meeting will be held at Community hall in Scottville commencing at 7:30 p. m. DIES AT MUSKEGON MUSKEGON, Sept. 25.—(M— Laurence Crotteau, 32, died today of injuries suffered early Sunday morning when the car he was driving struck an oil tank car as a Grand Trunk train was crossing Sherman boulevard. Conference at 'Panama on Inter-American Neutrality Forms Program PANAMA, Sept. 25.— (fi>)— With preliminary talks indicating little divergence of views as to major objectives, delegates to the inter- American neutrality conference declared themselves prepared today to begin formation of a program designed to keep war from the western hemisphere. At the first plenary session, delegates from 21 American republics will decide whether full delegations or only the leaders will debate. The latter method is being urged for the sake of speed. Informed sources said virtually all of the delegates are agreed on the vital need for defining a continental stand against waj involvement, but hold varying views as to what form it should take. The same informant said all delegates are determined to see,k co-operative means of maintaining markets, obtaining recogni- merchant ships lost since war started. Two Finnish and one Swedish merchant vessels have been sunk in the past two days. Germany declared her marl- time warfare had "yielded good results." . By intensifying war preoara- ions Britain replied to^Premier Mussolini's suggestion that Europe call quits in the war since Poland was almost,, completely conquered. "•'•"'"-'**•• '*•*>* Such a suggestion "is not recognized here," said a British communique. - • Major repercussions of the European war sounded in the Far East. Japan launched a major offensive apparently seeking to take advantage of the European conflict to deal a death blow to Chinese resistance i n^^ fcing thfj y had nearly 1,000,000 men under arms, the Chinese declared, however, that they had fought^off the Japanese attack in Central China. Carl Laemmle Sr., Film Pioneer, Dead BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 25.— (/P) —Carl Laemmle Sr., who started in the film industry as a nickleodeon proprietor and became the ifirst man to make a "million dollar picture"—"Foolish Wives"—died Sunday at the age of 72 years. In ill health for some time, percent pay increase for the t. io " of neutral rights from bel- company^s employes. Its non- UBerentemin^ning peace striking rival International union, the AFL Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, with new assertions countered that it the pioneer film producer died from a heart attack as he lay In bed at his Benedict canyon estate. Earlier in the day he suffered two other heart attacks. His daughter, Mrs. Stanley Bergerman, and two physicians - . . ,, - - were at his bedside when he exerting some influence on con- die d. A son, Carl Laemmle Jr., ditions under which peace terms I two Brothers, Siegried and Louis may be reached eventually. | Laemmle, both of Los Angeles, rnl-% j-i TTv\ti-^\*-l Or (i t-rto Oat»it rtv»/-l - . __.__ . ° j. * wanted no part in the strike, and that it felt there was no need for the stop-gap grievance settlement machinery the UWOC has proposed. Governor Dickinson, studying reports of minor outbreaks of violence in connection with the strike, conferred briefly with delegations representing both unions and the company and with the entire state labor me- (Plcase turn to Page 3, Column 2) Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent, 'Dead STROUDSBURG, Pa., Sept. 25.—Wi—Death has cancelled the last reportorial assignment of Floyd Gibbons, 52, globetrotting war correspondent a quarter of a century. In the midst of plans to go abroad to cover the European war, the noted newspaper, radio and movie reporter died Sunday night after a heart attack at his farm home near here. A swashbuckling figure in the Richard .(Harding Davis tradition. Gibbons personified to the public the romantic aspects of foreign news reporting. This impression was heightened by a white cloth patch the ruddy-faced 200-pound, 6-foot correspondent wore over his left eye, shot out at Belleau Wood during the World war when Gibbons leaped uu to pull a wounded soldier, Major Ben Berry, to safety. The United States, Peru and Cuba were expected to present their views this afternoon after the formal election of Panama's foreign minister, Narciso Garay, as permanent president of the consultations committee. Under-Secretary of State Sumner Welles was to speak for the United States. Welles was expected to offer co-operation largely in the field of economics, promising long term credits, ships for commercial cargoes and aid in relieving exchange difficulties. During the fiscal year 1938, United States gasoline taxes 1 represented an average of 24.83 percent of all state tax burdens in the 48 states of the according to the Tax league. union, Policy and two grandchildren, Stanley Bergerman, 7, and Carl Bergerman, 9, also survive. His wife died in 1918. Trial of Ex-Talent Scout Opens Today WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 25.— (IP) —Charles Jefferson, erstwhib theatrical di>rector and radio script writer, today was the central "'figure of a courtroom drama in which he was cakt as the slayer of a girl to whom he had posed as a talent scout and premised a movie career. State Attorney Phil O'ConT- nell said he would ask the death penalty for the killing The name "Moscow" means "the little bridge across swamp." Aug. 8 of pretty Frances Dunn. 17-year-old Miami high school ailo girl. A venire of 155 .persons the was summoned, from which a 12-man jury will be selected. NOTICE TO BOND OWNERS! Bond owners may pay the specific tax of M percentuni ol the face value of their bonds 6n or before Sepjt. 28,1939. These bonds will be exempt from further general taxes under the laws of this state and are not taxable unaer the new intangible personal property tax law which becomes effective Sept. 29, 1939. / • " ', . "" . . The specific tax on mortgages and .land contracts mus?t w paid on or before Sept. 28 to be exempt from Jturthei lw*e$. For further information inquire Jit the treasurers office HELEN J. BENNE'JTT County

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