The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 29, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 282. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. SCRUTINIZE IS SEEN AS WARNING TO MAKE PEACE But Don't Believe Stalin Has Present Intention of Military Alliance (By DEWITT~MACKEN7JE) The new Russo-German pact is labeled by informed circles in Paris and London as an ultimatum to the Anglo-French allies to make peace on Hitler's terms or take the consequences. It is backed, by what Is described as a "veiled threat" that if the Allies don't as- quiesce the Soviet may throw Its vast military machine into the war to support Germany against them. The Hitlerian terms thus far Indicated provided that the British and French, who have pledged themselves up to the hilt to restore Poland, must accept the Polish controversy as settled with the partition of | that country between the Com- j munlsts and the Nazis. j The Allies also have pledged j themselves to "crush Hitlerism." but the peace would I liquidate that. ! The agreement places full I responsibility for continuance of the conflict on Allied shoulders. This paves the way fnr possible inauguration of the "complete war" about which Germany has been talking— that is. a war which would be without quarter or limitations if carried out to the extreme. The question ot Just what part Russia might play if the Allies refuse the peace (as they have said they will) is purposely left wholly unanswered. The document merely says Moscow and Ber"" " onsult each other reb-.<^mg necessary measures." Observers generally don't believe Stalin has any present intention of entering a mil- -itary alliance with Germans. The Soviet doesn't have to fight to come out of this upheaval a big, if not the biggest, winner. Moscow can just sit (Plfasc turn to 1'agc 10, Column 6) Festival Events Will BeJ>aturday SlCOTTVlLLE, Sept. 29— Mayor Glenn Wallace of Scottville announced this noon that, in case of continued rain, all outdoor activities scheduled for this afternoon and evening in connection with the eighth annual Scottville Harvest Home festival would be held over until Saturday. "In case of continued rain this afternoon or tonight, we will extend the festival to Saturday and hold all rained-out events Saturday, at the same scheduled times that day," Mayor Wallace said. In other words, in case of rain the rural school parade and all other outdoor events scheduled for today will take place at the same hour Saturday. ON ROAD BACK—TO POLISH HOMES ACTUAL PEACE Andrew R. Larsen, Mason county WPA timekeeper, announced this morning that all workers who were employed on the Mason county road project at the time It was shut down are to report for work at the same location at 8 a. m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. This includes all workers excepting those laid off because of the WPA 18- month ruling. Mr. Larsen also submitted a list of projects now in operation in Mason county. They are: Ludington: Curb and gutter, sidewalks and sewers. County projects: Hamlin streets, Scottville sidewalks and county treasurer's. On Oct. 3, the probate court and county road projects will get underway. . State-wide projects in Mason county: Hot lunches, recreation, libraries, renovating of public buildings, tax .survey, surplus foods, educational program, Michigan writers, historical records and college level training. Reopening of the county road project on Oct. 3 puts about 150 WPA workers in Mason county back to work. Pan-American Conference Is Busy Discussing Its Major Proposals* PANAMA, Sept. 29.— (AM— A general neutrality declaratidn designed to keep peace in thej western hemisphere and to , cushion its nations against the | shock of Europe's war was being j drafted today by the inter- j American conference neutrality; sub-committee. An appeal to belligerents to i humanize war was also being; formulated. j Meanwhile, other delegates j •studied belligerent contraband] lists, plans for inter-American i police and methods for supprcs- \ sion of subversive activities which might endanger American neutrality. Argentina was said to favor strongly the clamping down on activities of citizens of belligcr- ENGLISH Nazi Poland's Ruler CHSEE — From News of the Day newsreel These Polish peasant women and children are on their way back to their village from which they fled to the open country when war swept down upon them. They face the fearful prospect of finding their homes utterly destroyed. Those living in western Poland muat now reconcile themselves to Nazi rule—those in eastern Poland to Soviet overlordship, Manistee Infant Drowned in Crock Governor Asks of the Golden Rule' Statement Little in living in neutral states, pro- (Py TJIE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MANISTEE, Sept. 29,- -(/P)-~Robert Buckner, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Buckner. drowned '.Thursday night when he fell into a 20-gallon crock containing rainwater at his parents' Bear Lake Irjme. CIO Scores "Big; Expect Only 'Deaf Ears' Will Greet Anticipated "Peace Offer' PARIS, Sept. 29.—(/P)— French i spokesmen today reaffirmed the ! determination of France and I Britain to continue their war on the Nazi regime despite the im- i plied threat of the Moscow ac- j cord 01 joint German-Russian I action to make them sue for peace. The nation awaited peace moves by the two great eastern powers, moves which were considered inevitable sequels to the Moscow agreement partitioning Poland, declaring for an end of war on German-Russian terms, p 1 e d g i n » Russian-Gnrman economic co-operation. A statement by Havas News agency with close' government connections, ke.ynotcd the French reaction: "France and Britain entered, the war to halt the rcali'/atuai 01' German hegemony. They are fighting for their security and fur the .security of all civilized .states which Germany wishes tj dominate and menaces." Premier Dalaclier .summoned his advisers for a conference on the German-Soviet- pact, including General Maurice Gamc- lin, commander-in-chief of thej allied forces. New diplomatic developments were expected in informed -sources within 48 hours. Diplomatic activity following the announcement of the "German- Sivict accord overshadowed military action for the moment. No Truce, Says GOP Chairman hibltion of flights of belligerent aircraft over neutral territory and radio broadcasts regarded as harmful to neutrality. Departing, from a program m ittee submitted by the United States, | ? n1LLLL Argentina urged that belliger- The Commonwealth and Southern corporation was reported today to be ready to take a hand in the strike of the CIO- Utility Workers .. Chrysler Victory n „„ °"' NEW YOR.K, Sept. Z9.—(.f>\- ; 'Chairman John D. M. Hamilton of the Republican national committee says there will be no 29.—(/P)—A i Ropublican-iDemocratic truce, cpm- plants of its subsidiary Power company. sweeping CIO victory in the na-I or ban on politics before the ,...«?.,. J,... -relations :yslcr corporation e; waj . hai , cd tod aybyunion j caders - ent submarines be permitted to! Tne re P° rt gamed circulation , as a -repudiation" of the- AFL a conference between the | and tnc beginning of a new era b-fifc'ri.-ixJVmnrlff-ifTl-m v»rv\irr»»* ,- . ... ^ , , . , preted as a reply Roosevelt's recent use neutral ports provided entered afloat and flying flag. they i as their Another Argentine nronosal I mediation board occupying the ^S^So^^fv£S^&'-^^ nf ""bsorvnr"-™ «*«!take essential supplies for neutral • In 1940 presidential election. In a speech last night inter- to President plea for an ~- a b », „. nv.,, _n. adjournment of politics, the and .heads of the power j Ol - pea ce in the automobile in- red-haired Kansan told the New York County Republican committee and party workers: "Nothing would be more disastrous to this nation than an company— with the state labor dustry R. 3 \ Tho mas, president of the CI O Unit °d Automobile Workers, said that as a result of the whk'.h of ......... ......... ------ _ countries from the territories of| One of the conferees was ex- election, in which the UAW-CIO (adjournment of politics ________ either belligerent or neutral na- I Pected to be Walter Sammis of polled approximately 80 percent [would permit a blackout, o tions | New York, vice president of Com- (of the valid votes, the union "isi m 'R' ont domestic problems." This ulan Argentine rcnre- |monwealth and Southern. Thc j now the exclusive bargaining I Questioning the seriousnes _____ .'.,.' ...... ,'j ..._°. i _____ .'i _'*!.- I CIO-TItilit.v Workers Ortr.ini/inir ! snokesm:ni fnr TIUII-P t.hnn imifiol the emergcncv in this r.nnn sentativcs -aii'd was based on the ! CIO-Utillty Workers Organizing j spokesman for more than argumenl that Cri,^ na toSs otec asked Chairman Ar- j the workers in the automobilc ; we're not entitled to finder the commerce of neutrals in articles not destined for military usage and "it's impossible to make exports if they are uncompensated at least partially by imports." 'Foreign Minister Narcisa Garay of Panama, permanent president of the conference, said Raab of I board to send an "observer" to the conference, and he named Richard T. Frankensteen, director of the Chrysler depart- A. C. Lappin, the board's attorney ment, UAW-CIO, said that "giv- closed Monday night. member Meanwhile, Gov. Luren D. Dickinson called for Sunday church prayers and advised application pf "a little of the golden rule" in strike settlement efforts. He pleaded for "charitable he hoped the meeting would be "» ls .-, ne ,P iea , afea 1O1> "cnamawe nir, sn rf A/rnnHo,, ,,io-v,f consideration" from each side in Polish Consulates Will Remain Open NEW YORK, Sept. 29.—(/P)— The Polish consulate here will remain open "as usual" despite the fall of the Polish republic. Dr. Sylvester Gruszka, the consul general, said so far as he knew the Polish embassy in Washington and all the other Polish consulates would continue to in America function in Alpena Plant Still Scene of Disorders ALPENA, Sept. 29.—(/P)— Riotous pickets for the second straight day prevented non- striking women workers from entering the Alpena Garment Co. plant here tod9,v. One unidentified policeman was hurt in the melee and three men and a woman taken into custody. Local officials, aided by seven state police officers of the Alpena post, vainly tried to maintain order as a crowd of women remonstrators estimated at nearly 400 milled about the plant entrance, hurling taunts and occasionally coming to blows with non-strikers. The strike was called Wednesday by the International Ladles Garment Workers' union. Officers estimated that 200 non-strikers tried to enter the plant this morning, In the ensuing scuffle they said several women were knocked down and the officer slightly hurt. Chief Green said court action would be sought to limit the number of pickets at the plant. the 'belief the downfall of Poland was only "temporary." New Traffic Law in Effect Today LANSING, Sept. .29.—(/P)—Under the revised uniform traffic code that 'became effective today it will be a violation of state law to: Make a turn against a red traffic light. Enter an intersection guarded by a flashing red light without first coming to a complete stop. Jaywalk against red lights at an intersection. Walk to right on highways without sidewalks for pedestrians. Leave the outer lane of a multiple-lane highway except •when passing another car. Straddle lane lines. Cross a yellow center line. Pass another vehicle on the crest of a hill, a "blind" curve or within 100 feet of a railway crossing or an intersection. Under the revised code the "inside" left turn becomes legal at intersections. the controversy so that the "people at large may not suffer." "In such controversies," he said, "I am convinced that there are but few cases but what both sides must be charged with at least a part of the blame. From hearing these statements from both sides, it does seem to me that only very light concessions would produce amicable agreements." Governor Dickinson, citing ex- ! amples of what he called the | helpful aspects of prayer, said: : "If we could have faith that! help can be given in these other j conditions, why shouldn't we i have more faith that we can come just a little closer and plead ' that those who can shape and ; control these matters will listen j and act?" en good faith on the part of the employer, the auto industry ought now to be able to look for- , ..., - - --- — - — ward to a period of stable andj? lffcr honestly with equitable labor relations." . ! have -Vice President Herman L. Weckler of the Chrysler Corp. praised the handling of the election. "We think the labor board did a very workmanlike job," he said. CHILD IS KILL.ED FLINT. Sept. 29.- (/!>)— Douglas Corning, 4-year-old kindergarten 'pupil, was struck and killed 'by an automobile Thursday near the school he attended. lousness emergency in this country as the result of the European war, Hamilton flatly rejected any idea of a "coalition" government with Republicans and Democrats silting; in a bi-party cabinet. "Let no leadership attribute unworthy motives to those who it and the courage to express those differences," . he said, adding: "We are Americans first and Republicans second." STRUCK"BY AUTO PONTIAC, Sept. 29.--(/P)— William Rearclon, 40, of Detroit, was struck and killed 'by an automobile north of here last night while his wife and three small sons looked on. Rcardon was walking for aid after his automobile had stalled. Southern Steel Are Busy , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 29. j |—>(/P)—The booming guns in I Europe has brought a swift up- I turn to industry in this south- j ern steel and iron capital, with 'many mills endeavoring to bet- jter their World war production levels. Furnaces idle since the postwar boom of the 1920's have been hastily repaired and are pouring iron. Every blast furnace in the area is in operation, for the first time since cotton was 40 cents a pound just after the World war. , Steel mills, already enjoying good business, have stepped up production to 8G percent of capacity, with a further increase likely soon, and admit they have not begun to keep up with their orders. TRADE AID IS PROMISED TO GERMANY New Agreement with Russian Government Has. 1 Four Significant Angles Col. Gen. von Runilstcdt Colonel General Gerd von Rurul- steclt heads the military administration of Nazi Poland's affair.*, by order of Rcichsfuchrer Adol! Hitler. Von Rundstodt's title 1.' that of German eastern com mander-in-chief. FALL TEAT TO Plantings in Big Southwest Area Are Held Up by Lack of Moisture CHICAGO. Sept. fall drought which spread the farm belt threatened todav the first American "war crop" of wheat since 1918. Days without rain or with onVy .scattered showers have created .the worst fall drought i in years for some sections, a survey showed. | The drought has delayed soil i preparation and wheat plant- a fediure""at"GraV"haYr^h^7i : sday' in ',"' wcl1 beyond normal "dates, evening delivered by Dr. Allen!Wheat farmers in the south- D. Albert, of Chicago, noted so _ | west dri led seed into the dust cioloftist and authority on in- ! anc ^ hastened to apply for fed- tcrnational problems. He was| oral cro » insurance, the first of four prominent! Premature ripening of some speakers who will talk in Lucl- late corn resulted in light, Dr. Albert Opens Four-Week Series on International Understanding Close to 500 persons attended ington on successive Thursdays •chaffy grain but removed the (By WITT HANCOCK) ! MOSCOW, Sept. 29.—(/P)—In a j new treaty of friendship with i Germany, signed early today, j Soviet Russia promised economic ! support in war and at the same i time committed herself to consult on joint "measures" with Germany unless Great Britain and France agree to peace, i Observers took the reference to "measures" as an implied threat of possible military aid against Germany's enemies in the west. Shortly before the Russian- German treaty was signed, Russia announced conclusion of sv/eeping military and trade agreements with her little Baltic neighbor, Estonia, once part of the Russian empire. Economic Hold 29.—f/P)—AI Thus Russia gained a firm has over- hold over the North Baltic and greatly increased her influence over the Gulf of Riga, where Latvia's port is situated; the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia, vital commercially to Sweden and Finland. Russia won the right to fortify two strategic Estonian Islands —Saare Maa (Oesel) and Hiiu- ma (Dagoe)—and the mainland port of Paldiski as naval and air bases. The ties with Estonia gave the U.S.S.R. the right to create naval and air bases and maintain a "limited number" of troops on Estonian territory, on problems pertaining to world 'clanger of frost damage. Corn a ff a ivs i harvesting in. the mam pro- Purpose of the Institute of| c \ u P in lJ??lt was underway at International Understanding, H. H. Hawley, president of Ludington Rotary introducing bring about record, sown to has pre- germina- the earliest date on In sections already wheat the drought vented or retarded lion. Young plants have been killed off before their roots coulcl tap sub-soil moisture reserves, dangerously low in some regions. apparently cattle and club, explained in Dr. Albert, is to an informal public opinion on world issues. Dr. Albert, a past president of Rotary International and a war correspondent during the World war. had as his topic, "The' Little pasturage Struggle for Raw Materials," a| wl11 »e available for subject he capably presented to| unlcss rains comc s°°n winter his audience. He opened his lee- w , mcl s may P lay ^ navoc wLth ture by giving views on two j Plowed land bare of top questions of the day: "Can S™ w * h - Crop 'experts pointed America stay out of war" and' 0 " 1 - Vn^nf' 'h o\ S - 1 n ~ t0 ° "Is thorp over to ho niiv nmr-p 1 ?" latl ° ^ sow wheat. Thro u-hout his talk Di * A\ Thc farm belt survcy showcd M imp-Sri iinTin /ho excessively dry spots in Texas, ' Oklahoma. Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakota* as well as in ir-iiv.riance < : f one CL-'intry to •.'•<t<;\i"< :i LUC field of economic--. N!< ,-.\ ;,£ how dependent one is ti- ii;i- other for raw materials and luudstufi's. Dr. Albert spoke of the dis- i tri'bution system, the pride of j nations and the lack of certain- vital raw materials, as contrib- | uting factors to unrest in the i world. A large portion of his talk was devoted to explaining what the various nations lack in raw materials. He explained how the along with economic privileges which, it was estimated, would increase Russian-Estonian trade by four and one-half times. (It was reported in Riga, Latvia, that Russia gained concessions sufficient to garrison 25,000 soldiers on Estonian soil.) Under this bargain with Estonia, Moscow and Tallinn pledged mutual aid in the case of "direct aggression or menace (rieasc turn to Page 10, Column 6) scattered areas of Iowa. Missouri, Arkansas and Indiana. The soil was abnormally dry in most of the other big grain producing states. New Marquette Warden Discussed LANSING. Sept. 2!).—(/P)— Governor Dickinson, today refused to comment on reports he would anpoint Alvin E. Rich- 1 lack of antimony, manganese ! ards, of Marquette, as warden and nickle in the United States' 01 ' the state branch prison in could change our entire stand- j fcna t city- ard of living. j Dickinson said he had dis- "No nation in the world is i cussp d the recent prison break self -sustaining," he said. With ! at tne Marquette institution jwith Richards. Capitol circles reported that Warden Marvin L. Coon, a Democratic appointee, would be dismissed as a result of the SMOTHERED TO DEATH j GRAND RAPIDS, Sept. 29.—(/P) i '—Richard Christian, 10-year-old son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Stephen H. Christian, suffocated to death Thursday afternoon when a trench in which he was playing alone caved in. The body was discovered by a younger brother searching for him. • WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Rain tonight becoming generally fair Saturday. Much cooler tonight, with frost or near freezing in the interior of the north portion. Cool- | cr Saturday except in extreme southeast portion. Detroit and Vicinity: Rain tonight, becoming fair Saturday; much cooler tonight; cooler Saturday; mostly fresh to moderately strong northwest winds. The sun sets? today at 6:18 uncl r!srn Saturday nt 6:28. The moon »cts Saturday morning nt 8:24. Temperature at, const gunrd station for 24 hours ending nt 7 n. m.: Maximum 71, minimum 51, What Your Hospital Means To You As is rencralJy known, a drive for funds with which to provide Mavron' county with a modern new hospital building will begin in a few days. It will be well to recall that: In a span of TO years, the law of averages' decrees that >U will be a-hospital patient at least four times, dependent on" the hospital'for vitally important services. It is your individual problem to see that the hospital of your community is fully ready to serve YOU, and your family and friends. Let us not wait until dire need arises, but enter now as a friendly citizen. Understand its problems. Let us recall clearly that the oncoming campaign is the biggest finance drive undcrtakm in Mason county in years. Let us recall that it is not "just another drive." It is the actual answer, in dollars and cents, to a 10-year hope. It will call for more individual assistance in the campaign work, and more wide-spread individual response on the part of the community, than have been asked in 25 years. Our present hospital building is seriously inadequate. In the way of a new hospital, we can expect no more than we are willing, personally and as a community, to support. We will be asked, as potential hospital patients, to help conscientiously to the best oi' cur ability. I break. His job has been sought i by patronage seekers. strated to the audience what ! each nation has and lacks, and how utterly dependent most nations are upon each other. He mentioned in detail four ; plans often advanced to solve the world's economic ills, dropping all but the last which he ; said would work when nations .of the world will resolve to have j Neweombe"''deputy" wardciVnow* ja free commercial exchange of: for the position, raw materials. "Peace is out of i the question if that is not possi- -- , blc," he added. i Following the lecture an open j forum was held, with members, i of the^ audience asking various ; questions. i Second in the scries of lec- in ,- Richards, Howard Bovd of Grand Rapids, and William be, dep position. series | turcs will be held at Gray hall I next Thursday. The institute is :sponsored by Ludington Rotary : club. lULLETINS ,; OSLO, Norway, Sept. 29— ( Three Norwegian freighters were sunk today and Thursday in the North sea—the first losses suffered by Norwegian shipping since the war at sea began. All the crews were saved. Survivors of two sinkings said their ships were torpedoed by submarines. The third was said to have struck a mine. The ships were: The Takstaas, 1,830 tons, reported torpedoed early today off Marstein on the Norwegian coast. The crew took to their lifeboats and rowed to shore. The Jern, 1,200 tons, sunk Thursday afternoon off Kristiansand. Members of the crew of 15 said the commander of a submarine gave them 15 minutes to get into their lifeboat before their ship was torpedoed. They were picked up by the Swedish steamer Caledonia, later transferred to a Norwegian coast patrol boat which put them ashore at Kristiansand. The Salaas, 2,000 tons, struck a mine in the North sea. The crew escaped before she went down.. Both the Takstaas and the Jern were loaded with wood- pulp. The German legation announced that all sorts of wood now are considered by Germany i to be contraband. The cargo of i the Salaas was not disclosed. I Sewing Machines, i Chairs Are Needed The Mason county chapter, American Red Cross! issued an appeal Ihi.s morning for the use jof sewing machines and straight back chairs which will be used in connection with the war relief program for which plans were announced last week. Anyone having a sewing machine or straight back chairs he would like to loan to the Red Cross for such a worthy cause, is asked to call the Red Cross office at 117 or get in touch with one of the members of the Red Cross i board. i California grows 99 percent of the almonds of the U, S. PLAME ATTACK BERLIN, Sept. 29.—<AP) — The high command announced today that five of six British warplaucs at- tctnpling to attack a German naval unit oTf Helgoland had been shot down by German pursuit planes. WARSAW ENTRY I1ERLIN, Sept. 29.—(AP) —The German high command announced today that although the_ Poles would begin marching- out of surrendered Warsaw tonight it would be two or three days before German troops would enter the city. Oct. 2 was set as the likely date. SUBS ARE SUNK rtAKJ^, Sept. 29.— (AP) — Official report that 12 German submarines had been sunk by the British and the French fleets in less than a month was disclosed today. Tried, Convicted of Flint Murder FLINT, Sept. 29.— (JF)—>A. circuit court jury today convicted Joseph Zabijak of a murder 21 years ago. Committed to a state hospital as insane after shooting his year-old baby and his mother- in-law, Mrs. Louis Michalik, on Dec. 3, 1918, Zabijak spent 15 years in the institution. In 1934 a jury found him sane and a year later another jury declared he was sane at the time of the shooting. The state supreme court ordered a new trial, which began Tuesday. The murder charge was 'based on the slaying of Mrs. Michalik, Testimony was introduced to show that Zabijak shot his baby as it lay in its mother's arms, went to the home of his mother-in-law and shot her, then attempted to take his owa life on the steps of a church. ' ,*>".»<:.,">

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