The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 27, 1939 · Page 1
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Ludington, Michigan
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Wednesday, September 27, 1939
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 280. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. GERMANY REPO SAY REPEAL OF EMBARGO NOW CERTAIN Claims 56 Senate Votes; Opponents Concentrate on Embargo Clause SAY EPEAL - ; 36 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.--(/P) —Supporters of the administration's neutrality bill to repeal the arms embargo ana bar American ships from carrying any cargoes to belligerents claimed 56 Senate votes today •and began talking of quick .jkctory. •it One member of the group said the revised bill, to be considered by the entire Senate foreign relations committee Thursday, had stolen much of the opposition's thunder by its "cash, credit and carry" provision. Opponents prepared to confine their fight primarily to the embargo issue. Senator Johnson (R-Calif) said it was going to be a "long scrap" and "we expect to win." The opposition leaders claimed at least 35 votes, and said they hoped to swing more to their side during the Senate A Senate majority is n... . ^.nc—n, Ma, h Ufr, < *. H, 8pM C— RUS SO-NAZ! SEEK CARFERRY BIDS Bids are being sought, it was learned in Ludington today, for a new carferry for the Pere Marquette Railway Co. fleet at Ludington. Plans for the proposed new vessel, it was known, have been prepared for some time. Announcement r e - garding bids was expected in the near future. The new ship would take its place beside Carferries City of Flint, City of Saginaw and other ships of the Pere Marquette line. debate. 49. Advocates of repeal were de- lichted by the announcement that Alfred E. Smith, w.ho has taken Issue with Roosevelt Special Session Held to Authorize Work on Harbor Development Ludington city commission, at ^^ a short special meeting at the domestlc~pollcies'"*wouid deliver city hall Tuesday night, took MEETING IS WAR CRISIS Outcome May Be Most Important Development in Recent Weeks (By We DEWITT MACKENZIE) may know a good deal i YV c iiia.y i\.iiw w w, ts^- 1 ^^* »*,.—•. i more within a few hours about I the tend of the European war, 'as the result of the projected ' Russo - German-Turkish parley at Moscow. This meeting is potentially the most important political de- GIVES UP Polish Radio However 'No Surrender' (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) BERLIN Germany reports Warsaw defenders have offered to surrender and Nazi air force "successfully attacked" British warships in North sea; communique interpreted as meaning second British aircraft carrier sunk. BUDAPEST—Warsaw radio says "we will never surrender" in broadcast describing terrific German attack on burning Polish capital. LONDON—Churchill says no British ships were damaged in attack by 20 Nazi planes Tuesday in North sea; reports one attacker captured, one downed, one damaged; British income tax to be raised to 35 percent, later to 37.5 percent, for war costs. MOSCOW—Visit of German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop causes speculation on possible German-Soviet military pact; Pinnmpnt since the siBnlnBoI Turkish foreign minister confers with Soviet officials; communi- eiopment, since T,ne signing ui „__„«,,,«, T^f™^ „* v.o^v.r.^wn. tinManUfieri c,iV>,oc a radio speech 'in supnort of further'"ifW toward preBentlnj the president's neutrality program. Smith's address will be given Sunday at 7 p. m. east- to the U. S. government the need of a harbor of refuge for small craft in Ludington and having it ern standard time, over a CBS \ included with cities that will receive federal appropriations for that purpose. By virtue of a resolution, C. Leonard Pelty commissioner at large, was appointed and authorized to execute any necessary applications or other data that might be required by the government if Ludington were to ob- tahV'-I-'J' approval of the project. hookup, under the auspices of the American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts. The administration itself is not taking a hand in the speech-making campaign for removal of the embargo. President Roosevelt has been talk- K with individual senators, ".it Secrettuifr of State Hull declined late Tuesday to express his views on the text of the neutrality bill before the Senate foreign relations committee. Mr. Roosevelt had little to It was resolved that, if funds are available, the city will exercise its option, taken a few months ago, on a piece of property bordering on Pere Marquette One more step toward a much- needed new hospital structure for Mason county came Monday afternoon, when several hundred gathered at the site of the new building to participate in an impressive corner stone-laying program. Top picture shows a portion of the audience, with high school bandsmen in the foreground. To the left is Peter Madison, hospital association president, placing a sealed copper box in the corner stone. The Box contained documents relating to Mason county and its hospital activities. Cost of the new building is $130,000—of which $100,000 has been made available to the community by legal bequests, etc. In other words, total cost of the new structure to the community will be $30,000—a public campaign for which will be started next week. It is Mason county's biggest drive in many years, aimed at obtaining a $130,000 hospital for $30,000. The $30,000 —part of which is already raised —is needed before the new building can be completed, ready for actual use. say about the neutrality bill at I lake where the proposed haven his press conference Tuesday, ! would be constructed but he told reporters that the war and navy departments had asked him to direct public attention to the fact that some foreign purchajsers were attempting to buy "strategic war materials" in this country in the open market. He said he hoped Ihose in a position to control or prevent such purchases would do so, because the United States did not produce such materials as crude rubber, manganese, pig tin. and metallurgical chrome, and it was trying to build up a reserve stock of them. 'Citizenship Date Tuesday, Oct. 3. In accordance with the resolution, Mr. Pell was instructed to attend a public hearing on proposed refuge havens which will be held in Chicago Oct. 3. He is to take four or five local citizens with him to present views as to why Ludington should be included among cities which will receive federal appropriations for development of such projects. Mr. Pell announced this morning that it was not definitely known as yet who would make the trip. Eugene Christman. city attorney, reported on progress made in completing plans for $43,000 which the city is planning to borrow. He said that details and specifications which the Chicago County Clerk Albert E. John- I firm - froni ™ nom the money will son announced this morning that Sidney Freed of the U. S. department of immigration and naturalization in Detroit, will be borrowed, had requested has been sent. Commissioners accepted the resignation of Mrs. R. L. Stearns, 'be at the courthouse Tuesday, I who had been a member of the the Russo-German anti-aggression pact which was drum- major for ushering in the conflict. We may get a better line on whether oil and water finally have been made to mix, that is, on the depth of the newborn Communist-Nazi brotherhood (if any.) Some observers believe that the question of a military al- i- I liance between Germany and I (Russia may even arise—an 1 ! eventuality which would have a momentous effect on the situation and naturally would be a blow to the Anglo-French allies. Strangely enough, French Premier Daladier chose the eve of this conference to challenge . the Muscovites by taking the | ! extreme step of decreeing dis- ] solution of France's big .Communist party and outlaw- l ing Communist propaganda. This move is said to. represent his reaction to the Russo-German anti-aggression pact and the Soviet occupation of Eastern Poland. The Russian occupation of Eastern Poland raises a pretty problem for the Anglo-French allies. Under the Anglo-Polish mutual assistance pact, to which France also subscribed, que accuses Estonia of harboring unidentified submarines. PARIS—'French dispatches report portions of German Siegfried line wiped out as heavy cannonading sounds along entire western front. TALLINN—Estonian foreign minister makes second trip to Moscow in three days. BUCHAREST—Diplomats report Moscow negotiations for Soviet-Italian guarantee of Balkan status quo; Rumania uneasy over territory won in World war. PANAMA—Twenty-one American republics consider establishment of joint sea patrol for information and protection of American shipping. the allies are bound to do their ! Electric service in Takes Train and Passengers Safely Through Strange Accident —Photos by Harold Holmes. Conservation Group Ends 2-Day Conference Here former state of sovereignty. Meantime, however, the three-fifths of Poland occupied by Soviet troops is reportedly being rapidly Sovietized. The "workers and peasants" are busy disposing of capitalists and landed proprietors, and are dividing up the big estates. (Communism appears to be sweeping this part of Poland.) So actually the allies never I will be able to restore Poland to its original condition, even if they get the territory" back. A Polish house divided against itself—largely Communist' and partly old regime—must fall. The European war, mounting in intensity at sea and on the western front, toda-" entered an apparently final phase at its starting point, the eastern front. Germany said Warsaw's defenders had agreed to surrender. The Warsaw radio, describing a terrific German assault on the capital, declared, however, that "we will never give in while one of us still is alive." Winston Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, said 20 German planes had attacked British . naval units in the North sea ' Tuesday, but the British ships were undamaged. He declared one German plane was shot i down, another damaged and a third captured. A German communique reported /capture of fortresses north and south of the Polish capital in its 20th day of siege. Soviet and German troops were in almost complete control of Poland leaving to diplomats final disposition of the territory. On the western front, French dispatches •rejJ6'ftea''Tidrtibns'of Germany's Siegfried line had been wiped out by heavy artillery fire. The entire front blazed with cannonading. A French communique said, however, that the front saw a "calm night." Swiss dispatches declared the Germans had launched an attack in the Wissembourg sector. A German communique reported "only minor skirmishes" in. western fighting. On the sea Germany asserted that Reich "airforce units Tuesday successfully attacked English naval units" in the North Negotiations Again Break Off; Consumers Co. Charges Line Tampering LANSING, Sept. 2T.— (JP). four corn- utmost to restore' Poland to its I munities near -Bay City .was LITTLE ROCK,-Sept. 27.—(/P) —Fellow trainmen today acclaimed a veteran railway engineer as the hero after he raced his train with 200 passengers through a lake of fire gix neld to date » was the opinion from trestle , rr .:r. 0 ,l h-ir A/Tie..- Anrtrmr Oct. 3, for the purpose of examining citizenship applicants. To date, Mr. Johnson stated, 12 applicants have been called to ,flle their applications between the hours of 9 a. m. and 2 p. m. on that date. Mr. Freed will be available in the county clerk's office after 2 $ m. to answer questions of persons seeking naturalization Information, Mr. Johnson said. DIES IN FALL DETROIT, Sept. 27.—(/P)—A five-story plunge down an elevator shaft Tuesday killed William H. Ward, 35, of Schoolcraft, Mich. Police said Ward apparently tried to jump onto a rising freight elevator and missed his footing. public library board for many years. Mayor E. J. Thompson appointed W. H. Cuthbertson, Ludington postmaster, to fill the vacancy. Four building permits, three of them for garages, were granted. Garage permits were issued to Mrs. H. Honsowitz who will build at 206 East Pere Marquette street, St. Simon's parish and Leonard Bunce who will built at 1102 North Rath avenue. Louis Courtot was granted a permit to put in a new glass front on his store at 419 East Dowland street. Hindus believe that while a perfect diamond given them as a .gift will bring luck, a flawed stone has the opposite effect. A diamond with red spots would quickly bring death to its owner. guided it across a river with his cab in flames and 'brought it safely into the railroad yards here. The engineer was J. M. Bland of Little Rock. He gave this version of the incident: Shortly before his Memphis section of the Missouri Pacific's Sunshine Limited pulled into the North Little Rock yards early Tuesday, a gasoline tank car was punctured in a switching accident, spilling gasoline into.a vast pool along the right- of-way. Unaware of the gasoline, Bland put his train into the "Tlie most successful women's i mistress. As a special feature of conservation conference of the j the evening, small bags of sand the Father Marquette voiced by Miss Audrey Dewitt, member of the program committee and head of the division of Father deathsite were given as favors. Tuesday afternoon was spent c ,. . . , t at Ludington State park where education of the state depart- , visitors after being taken ment of conservation in com- through the park on a series of mentmg on the sixth annual | trail tr j ps> were unanimous in conservation conference for! cal i ing Ludington State park one TV If I n\t i rvr\ « iYmM-\ rti-» itrVilrtVi urn c» ' _.. tj -. . r , •, i.i INSTITUTE OF INTERNAT'L UNDERSTANDING Four Outstanding Public Forum Lectures ($1.00 for all four) The First Lecture of the Series Will Take Place Thursday, Sept. 28. Topic, "The Struggle for Raw Materials," Dr. Allen D. Albert of Chicago. The other lectures will be held 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—Ludington's Most Outstanding Series of Lectures in Recent Years. Reserve Your Seats, without extra charge, if You Wish, at Chamber of Commerce Office any Tim'e Prior to, Thursday Night. Sponsored by Ludington Rotary Club yards. Sparks from the engine's I mistress. Michigan women which was concluded with a luncheon early this afternoon. Harold Titus of Traverse City, noted wildlife writer and Michigan conservation commissioner, was principal speaker at the luncheon, attended by close to 150 persons. Mrs. Arlie L. Hopkins, president of the Portage Lake Garden club, was toast- of the finest in the state. The two-day conference was sponsored co-jointly by the Michigan department of conservation mid the Federated Garden clubs of Michigan. Mason County i Garden club was hostess group for the event. City Streets Are Re-Grouped in Accord with Commission Action T. J. Barber, chief-of-police, announced this morning that no-parking signs had been put up in six different areas in the interrupted for an hour Tuesday night as the strike of CIO- Utility Workers' Organizing committee members against the Consumers Power Co., neared the end of its first week. Company officials charged tampering with its power lines as Allan Haywood, of New York, international chairman of the ClO-Utility workers' Organizing committe_e, called a meeting of the union's executive board to decide whether to attempt to shut off gas and electric service. The board will meet in either Detroit or Lansing. "We are . _. said, "that the state government will not permit the shutoff of electric and gas service, by insisting that the company .bargain with us." Arthur E. Raab, chairman of the mediation board, said formal negotiations were broken off shortly before midnight pending word from union officials as to whether they would submit a written reply to the company's latest proposition. Service interruptions Tuesday night, affecting service at Linwood, Auburn, Kawkawlin and Pinconning, included: At Freeland, a pole support- hoping," Haywood city, in accordance with a new ling a high voltage line fire box ignited the gasoline, enveloping the engine and creat- ' ing a 'blazing lake hundreds of age yards in front of. the nine-car train. Grasping the situation "al- Early this morning a large group of visitors made a pilgrim"to the Father Marquette deathsite in Buttersville. The regularly scheduled program for this morning opened at most instinctively'', Bland |fj o'clock and consisted of a shoved up the throttle and in- series O f talks on Michigan. Mrs. creased his speed to 50 miles an hour. With the train clear of the blazing gasoline, the scorched caib caught fire, forcing Bland and his ifireman out onto the platforms in front of the cab. This occurred just as the speeding locomotive ap- iproached the ibig railway bridge spanning the Arkansas 'between the twin cities. river Clarence Avery of Detroit, president of the Federated Garden clubs of Michigan, presided. Speakers were Helen M. Martin, research geologist of the Michigan department of conservation, and L. R. Schoenmann, director ol the Michigan State college conservation institute. From then until noon a scries of discussions and questions, with the Bland thrust his gloved hand entire group taking part, was through the flames of the cab to the throttle and the train roared safely into the yards here where the fire was extinguished. WEATHER Lower Michigan: Unsettled tonight and Thursday; showers probable; not quite so cool in northwest and extreme southeast portion tonight. Detroit and Vicinity: Unsettled tonight and Thursday, showers probable; not quite so cool tonight; moderate to possibly fresh shifting winds. The sun sets today at 6:21 and rises Thursday at 6:26. The moon sets Thursday morning at 6:26. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 56, minimum 43, held. Activities this morning were held in the Little Theater at the Stearns hotel. Tuesday's program was highlighted with the conference dinner held at the Stearns hotel in the evening. An interesting illustrated talk was given by Mrs. Ormond E. Hunt of Detroit, director of the Federated Garden clubs of Michigan, and a motion cartoon by Darling, was shown through the courtesy of Mrs. Clarence W. Avery of Detroit, president of the Federated Garden clubs. Mrs. R. J. Seator of To Attend Meeting at Traverse City Mason county road commissioners, William Ebersole and William Klemm of Ludington, James Murphy of Scottville, chairman, and Louis Rohr- moser, superintendent of the county road commission, will leave Thursday morning to attend the annual convention of the Northern Michigan Road Commissioners' association to be held in Traverse City. Thursday and Friday of this week. The convention will bring several nationally known authorities on road 'building and maintenance ibefore the county commissioners of this section. Principal speaker of the convention will 'be Michigan's highway commissioner, Murray p. Van Wagoner, who is also president of the American Road Builders' association. He will address the .banquet Thursday night. An entertainment program for the 'banquet is being prepared : by the convention com' mittee of the Traverse City i Chamber of Commerce. Northern Michigan Road Commissioners' association takes in 32 counties. ordinance recently enacted by the city. The new signs prohibit parking on certain sides of streets deemed hazardous because of their narrowness. They will be enforced, starting this Friday, Mr. Barber said. Streets affected are: North side of Danaher between Harrison and streets. West side of Harrison between Danaher and streets. East side of Harrison between Foster and streets. East side of Harrison street be- street James street Foster street Filer fell, had Company officials said it been chopped down. At Saginaw orticiais reported trouble on a 144,000-volt line from the Au Sable river dam which they said was caused apparently by a wire or chain being thrown across the cable. At Essexville, a petcock was reported knocked from an oil cooled transformer. Had the damage not been discovered, officials said the transformer would have overheated and burned out. sea. The communique said that "besides one airplane carrier which has been destroyed, several severe hits were scored on one battleship." . SEA PftTROL To Leave Thursday for State Meeting tween Filer and Loomis streets. I Pecer Madison, county poor " ' William Ha- Klemm and Frank Jerome, county supervis- East side of Harrison street be-1 superintendent; tween Ludington avenue and, serabank, H. C. Court street. North side of Loomis street between Rowe and Harrison streets. "There will be no warning tickets put out," Mr. Barber added. "There doubt in also may be peoples' mind some as to ors; Miss Helen Bennett, county what constitutes a definition of Lansing. treasurer, and Albert E. Johnson, county clerk, plan to attend a state-wide meeting of supervisors, city and county officials and superintendents of the poor to toe held Thursday in Battle Creek, conservation chairman of the Michigan Federation of Women's clubs, presided as toast- no-parking. Anyone stopping on sides of streets so designated, any longer than is necessary to discharge or pick up passengers, is guilty of violating the no- parking regulation." Purpose of the meeting is discuss and inform counties the new welfare act and point out to the counties to of to the difference of an integrated and a dual system, and how they and will be assessed $1 when appearing in justice court. Those failing to anpear in court on the ticket 'will have a complaint signed against them by the officer and when arraigned will be The area of Germany (includ- assessed costs of $3.35. ing Austria, Bohemia and Moravia) is approximately the same The national flower of Egypt Violators will be given tickets | would operate in the counties as that of Texas. is the lily or lotus. Other 'features of the welfare act will be discussed, including 'the financing, supervision and control of county institutions, adult hospitalization, etc. No common fruit has a food value at all comparable to the banana, with the exception of the grape. Pan- American Conference Takes Up Plan Suggested by U. S. PANAMA, Sept. 27.—(#)—A western hemisphere sea patrol for informative purposes and to protect American shipping from interference by belligerents was under consideration today by the inter-American neutrality conference. The plan, submitted by United States Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles, excepted Canadian waters from the proposed patrol because Canada is at war. Cuba sponsored the proposal jointly with the United States. Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, who already have an agreement to guard' the eastern coast of South America, were expected to lend aid to the plan. This belief was strengthened by the statement of Lebpoldo Melo, head of the Argentine delegation, that he had prepared other specific proposals, but would study the patrol plan with cordiality. The patrol would be undertaken "either individually or collectively as may be agreed upon by common consent," Wellea asserted. He declared belligerent warships have been sighted in waters adjacent, to the American continent and, recalling at^ tacks on merchant shipping between the American republics during the World war, said thg United States proposal wi i aimed at prevention of hostile acts by belligerent.? in American waters. ___ Pennsylvania's 1937 revenue from motor fuel taxes, $48,85*,? 000, was the largest among " 48 states. . ••'«

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