The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 30, 1939 · Page 1
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•;** THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS ,* VOLUME XLIX, NO. 283. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. WAR PACTS NEW HOSPITAL DRIVE BEGINS NEXT MONDAY Guilty of Murder in Detroit Trial Scottville Harvest Home Festival Continues Today Campaign to Start Then in Ludington; General Drive Starts Oct. 9 Drive for funds with which to complete a new hospital for viason county will get under way : n Ludington Monday, following meetings of two committee l-roups Friday night. Solicitation of places of business and other groups will start then, it was announced, with a neral house-to-house cam- _ign scheduled for the follow- ne week, starting Oct. 9. In other words, the general •irive, which gets under way Oct 9, will be preceded by an • nitial campaign among places of business in Ludington next week. Next week's campaign, it was announced, is in charge of two canvassing committees, one •olntly headed by A. W. Church and K. B. Matthews and the Dther headed by Steve Godin Set Up in Teams Five teams are working under each committee. Assisting 'Messrs Church and Matthews as : ,eam chairmen are A. W. Hamel George E. Dorreil and Roscoe C. Ely. Each chairman in turn has lour men assisting nim. Assisting Mr. Godin, as team rhalrmen. are: Guy Hawley Mor- \ ion Westlund, George Holllck, Vance Callighan and Roy Grote- tnat each chairman in turn having four other members working with him. , ••The important point, as al- the chairmen stressed, is ^ ?,— the campaign calls made as early as possible next week, so results may be known Each Learn worker is to report to his individual chairman." rospect cards, approximately DETROIT, Sept. 30.— Hildegarde Sundell, blond 30- year-old nurse, wept and collapsed Friday afternoon when a jury of five men and .seven women convicted her of first degree murder In connection with the shooting of a policeman by her common-law husband. A life sentence is mandatory for the verdict. Miss Sundell drove the automobile in which her husband, Anthony Phillips, tried to escape after robbing a finance company une 23 Phillips and Patrolman Warren Raby shot each other when the policeman overtook the >air. The woman testified she did lot know Phillips had intended a robbery. ways to In number, have been assigned each worker. ] Chairmen stressed the fact ihat, if the campaign is to be ,'ffectlve, all calls In connection with next week's drive must be made, and all reports returned, orlor to the general campaign vhich begins the following week, Monday, Oct. 9. Biggest Campaign It is the biggest finance campaign to be staged in Mason Bounty in over 25 years, the sum Df $30.000 being sought. A portion of the sum. it was explained. has already been raised. A campaign folder, to be mail*d to every resident next week, explains that the people of Lud- Yigton and Mason county are •asked to contribute only 23 percent of the entire cost of the 'lospltal— remaining 77 percent, ubout $100,000, having been a (I'lease turn to Page 8, Column 2) Rabbit Kills Man Dying Bunny Kicks Gun Trigger Fatally Wounding Hunter SOUTHAMPTON, Sept. 30.— (IP)— The story of a rabbit which shot a hunter came put of the inquest today into the death of 28-year«pid Charles Ganfield. The coroner said Ganneia probably was wounded fatally by his own gun when .the dying rabbit kicked the trigger. The verdict was accidental death. Credit Group 'Reports on Progress WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.— (JP —Improved prices of some commodities have helped farmers jn Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota to repay $86,285,000 loaned through 1)8 production credit associations since 1933, George Susen, president of the Production Credit corporation of St. Paul mid today. ' ... " Susens told production credit corporation presidents from the SEE SOME IN UTILITY STRIKE But Rival AFL Unit Serves Notice It Will Defend 'Majority Right' DETROIT, Sept. 30.—(/P)—Although a conference here between leaders of the striking CIO Utility Workers Organizing committee and officials of the Consumers Power company recessed last night without a decision on their dispute, A. C. Lappin, a member of the state labor mediation board, said "considerable progress" had been made. Lappin, who sat in on the seven-hour session, expressed optimism when it ended at 7:10 p. m. Neither side made a statement. 'Certain information," Lappin said, "is required for a continuation of the discussions and we are recessing until that information is procured, which may be in a day or two. Discussions will be resumed thereafter." The state board member indicated the union and the company were nearer to an agreement than at any time since Sept 22 when the strike started. Indications were seen, however, of further difficulty in event of an agreement between the CIO-UWOC and the company in the stand of the AFL-Interna- tlonal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, rival of the CIO group. A telegram from W. B. Petty, international representative of the IBEW, to M. Wilson Arthur, vice president of the Consumers company, said in part: "If you are going to allow he state labor board to slug you nto making an agreement with i small minority group such as he UWOC who have resorted to strike action which has proven ,o be a complete failure then it will be necessary for the IBEW, who represent a majority of your employes, to take the necessary steps to protect the interests of our members." Petty declined to reveal what the "necessary steps" would be but Indicated they might be disclosed in a later statement. Manistee Youth Killed in Crash Scottville's eighth annual Harvest Home festival, drawing big rowds Friday night despite the fact its scheduled outdoor events were postponed because of rain WCTU Leader Asks Control of Movies ROCHESTER, N. Y., Sept. 30 — (/P)_Mrs. Augusta Urquhart, head of the Women's Christian Temperance union's motion picture department, demanded today films preserving ideals of , "simple, wholesome living" rather than those which "glorify extravagance, sex glamour and crime." Telling the 65th annual national convention of the WCTU that -the organization is "against compulsory block booking and blind-selling of films," the Los Angeles speaker said control by the individual exhibitor ,ol the movies he displays would help "public opinion to prevent the showing of undesired films." Crippled Cases from Three Counties Classified Here Friday was continuing f'lll-swing today, with scheduled outdoor events of Friday afternoon and eve being held at the same hours day. Abe Thursday . Main street (looking north) lined with concessions, entertainers' platform and audience. To the right is Tony Madassa, Route 1, Custer, who W9n a tire in Thursday's free drawings, less than two weeks after his wife had won a free automobile at the Western Michigan fair. It's lucky fall for the Madassas, what with a new car and an extra tire at no cost. Study Problem of Setting Up Safety Zones in American Waters PANAMA, Sept. 30.—(/P)—The inter-American conference studied today the problem of defining safety zones in American waters after having cleared its agenda of lengthy technical economic and neutrality problems. A plan backed by the United States and Cuba would prohibit completely the activities of belligerents within an air, land and sea safety zone. Argentine suggestion called only a drastic restriction sea activities. The actual definition of Total of 96 children from Mason. Oceana and Manistee counties were examined and classified at a district crippled children's clinic held at Community churchhouse here all day Friday. Of the 96 cases examined, 48 were from Mason county, 33 from Oceana county and 15 from Manistee county. As a result of the examinations, 11 X- rays were taken at Paulina Stearns hospital. Children were classified into five groups. Five children iwho needed immediate treatment were put into Group 1; eight children into Group 2A, for those who need care within i three months; 12 were classified into Group 2B, maae up of children who need care within six months; 11 children into Group 3 for children who need care Fighting Quiets Down As Politics Rage In Europe (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) The war in Europe, so strangely unll'ke the devastating conflict which everybody dreaded a month ago, seemed today to have returned to the political front with the ipronunciamentos of statesmen booming ever more loudly than the big guns. Save on the high seas where raiding submarines preyed on shipping, there was little fighting. The western front was ominously quiet. Conquered Poland was quiet. The latest assurances of mutual friendship which Germany and Russia have given the world and their ibid for peace left the next move up to the Anglo-French allies. There was no reason however to suspect the British or the French would retreat even if faced with the possibility of joint military action by the two great totalitarian powers. The Germans were reported to be jubilant over the new agreement and the hearty cordiality accorded Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop in Moscow. The Russians, on-the other hand, were described as worried and puzzled, while the 'Italians displayed a growing anxiety. Turkey, it was reported reliably in Ankara today, has notified Great Britain and France her mutual assistance obligations to them would be annulled if the Allies became involved in war with Russia. That would close the Dardanelles to the Allies, preventing them, should future changes warrant, from moving either troops or supplies eastward. With Turkey, neutral and Italy likely to remain neutral, the war, if it is to go on, would 'be confined to the western front—to the two great barriers France and Germany have erected. Turkey Signs Up 'Cash and Carry' (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Soviet Russia's emergence as Germany's partner in redrawing the map of eastern Europe precipitated intense diplomatic activity today while quiet on the western front persisted. Turkey, caught between ties with Russia and the British- French allies, was reported: 1. To have notified Britain and France her mutual assistance obligations to them would be annulled if they went to war with Russia. 2. To have agreed with sian leaders that she close the Dardanelles to Rus- would war- within a year and 49 into Group I ships of all ibelligerent nations, A which is for all who need care I thus neutralizing the Black sea or should be rechecked within j other developments reflected two years. Eleven 1 were discharged Scottville Annual Fete To Be Concluded Tonight MANISTEE, Sept. 30.— <fP)— Leonard Strzyzewski, 23, of Filer City, near here, was killed instantly and Harry J. Smuda, 24, of Grand Rapids, critically injured early today »when the car in which they were riding failed to make a turn on US-31 north of Manistee and crashed into a tree. Smuda, driver of the car, is in Mercy hospital with a skull fracture and other in- An for of such SCOTTVILLE, Sept. 30.—put- door activities at Scottville's Eighth Annual Harvest Home festival, originally scheduled for Friday but postponed because of continued rain, are I being held today. Activities this evening will conclude the event. Scottville high school band opened this ning. Weather at noon today looked favorable for a successful conclusion for the eighth annual Harvest Home festival. „ zone was expected to present some difficulties, although most of the countries involved have expressed favor of the move. The United States would bear the brunt of the patrol work. gram other held afternoon's pro- with a 'band concert. All events which were to be Friday, including the races, j after- 12 farm credit loans until Sept. districts that 1 amounted to iflob,969,000 in the four states, tout that repayments left only $14,704,000 of current financing now on the books. . BASEBALL M BILL ROGELL'S CAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS vs. MANISTEE EAGLES AT REJTZ PARK— MANISTEE 3:45 p. m. Eriday, Oct. 6. General Admission 50c. Reserved 25c. juries. STILL SiEEK SOLUTION OF STRIKE AT ALPENA ALPENA, Sept. 30.—(/P)—Inclement weather and arrests for keeping non-strikers :from entering plant gates failed to deter members of the International Ladies Garment Workers union from picketing the Alpena Garment Co., here today. One picket of four arrested Friday was detained by police while the other three were- re- eased A Plotkin, an organizer for the union, said this morning he planned to ask the attorney general to investigate what he termed "vigilante activity" of citizens opposed to the strike. Company branches at Rogers City, Qntonagon and Cheboygan it <»—#—#—*—» — *—* The conference moved Friday to increase trade among western hemisphere nations as a defense against a long war in Europe. Creation of a permanent group with headquarters in Washington to study problems of commerce and finance between North and South America also was proposed. The committee would include a group of five monetary experts. This proposal was added to the already, crowded calendar which may delay the closing of the conference, scheduled for Sunday. BUSHEL OF CORN EACH DBS MOINES, la., Sept. 30.— Thirty thousand Iowa women's club members are pledged to donate a bushel of corn each as the state's contribution to the golden jubilee of the General Federation of Women's clubs Many women will shuck their own bushels of grain, Iowa federation officers said. The corn will be sold and the proceeds given to the general federation. numerous contests and were scheduled for this __ noon. One of the highlights or the afternoon program was the several reasons. Some had moved out of the state, while others had their conditions corrected and needed no further care. j Children .from Manistee were 'brought in a bus specially chartered by the Manistee Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Oceana county children- were brought in private cars. The state financed expenses of the two orthopedic surgeons who conducted the clinic and also of the commission personnel. Ludington Rotary club, in addition to'providing transportation for Mason county children, paid its share of the build- uneasineiss for | Europe. in ' Southeastern Rumania's foreign minister prepared to go to Moscow Monday with a staff of experts; a German economic mission arrived in Budapest; Bulgaria was expecting Rumanian territorial I ^^ nn» nnnri i <-«•»•* Ct • fO**l4-4nV^ f\f.f\ ft f^t*C* I "^^*C ing rental. Dr. Donald C. Durman of parade of rural floats scheduled schools and to start at 2~30 p. m. Cash prizes for first, second and third in the parade will be awarded immediately after its conclusion. The children's pet parade, an interesting event, was to follow. The Jacktown entertainers, vaudeville artists who were to perform twice Friday, were unable to stay over for today to give their performance. Late this afternoon the last $100 in prizes was to be given away. A full .program is listed for tonight. The Scottville city band will Rive a concert starting at 7:30 o'clock to be followed by various activities. The evening will be concluded with free old-time dancing in the Robinson building. Modern dancing, to the tunes German- American Bund Leader Back in Jail Under $50,000 Bond of a popular orchestra, nroved an enjoyable affair and was attended by a large crowd at . ommunity hall Friday eve- ' Schilback. NEW YORK. Sept. 30.— Fritz Kuhn, German-American bund leader, was held in The Tom'bs today under $50,000 bail to insure his remaining in this country to .face grand larceny and forgery charges. Defense attorneys tried to free Kuhn on a habeas corpus writ. The portly bund master, who has testified before the Dies congressional committee investigating irh-American activities, was locked up Friday night after his $5,000 bail on a charge of stealing $14,548 from bund funds was increased 10-fold at the request of District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey's office. "We have authentic secret information that Kuhn is planning to flee the country and may not toe available, when his of Greece. The German Reichstag, called only to hear a declaration by Reichsfuehrer Hitler, will meet also have strike. been closed by the DIES IN 1 ACCIDENT LAKBVIEW, Sept. 30,— (JP»— Foster Hammel, 32, of Lakeview, was fatally injured Friday night when a delivery car which he was driving left highway M-66 north of Six Lakes, ripped off several fence posts and landed in a field. Hammel died while being taken to a Lakeview hospital. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight aiid Sunday; cooler in southeast arid east central portions tonight; light to locally heavy frost tonight; rising temperature Sunday. Detroit and Vicinity: .Pair tonight and Sunday; coole? tonight with light to locally heavy frost; mine temperature Sunday; mostly moderate northerly winds, becoming variable Sunday or Sunday night. ' Weekly weather outlook for region of the Great lakes. Oct. 2-7 Inclusive: Temperatures mostly about normal and weeK as a whole comparatively dry. The sun sets today at 8:18 and rises Sunday at 0:29. The moon sets Sunday morning at 9:25. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum Si, minimum 38. case comes to trial," said Assistant District Attorney Milton Saginaw and Dr. Jerome T. Jerome of Traverse City were the orthopedic surgeons in charge of the clinic. They were assisted by Mrs. Earl Morrison, Mrs. Charles Peterson, Mrs. Robert Ostrander, Mrs. Harry Haller and Miss Beatrice Manie, all trained nurses of the Mason County Nurses' association. Mrs Leslie Modeweg had charge of (Please turn to Page 8, Column 2) Automobile Damaged in Collision Friday An accident which resulted in considerable damage to a car driven by Gene Swiatkowski, 505 Second street, was reported by city police this morning. The accident occurred about 6 p. m. Friday near the corner of Washington avenue and First street where Swiatkowski ran into the rear end of a Dahringer Line bus driven by John Okker. Swiatkowski, going south on Washington, told officers he had glanced momentarily up First street and thus failed to notice the bus as it stopped before him to discharge passengers. He was not injured but damage to his automobile was heavy. The bus was slightly damaged. "in the coming week," it was announced in Berlin. The Italian cabinet met with Premier Mussolini and voted new taxes to meet the unbalanced budget and "new military expenses," With Poland partitioned and Germany and Russia in agreement to try to compel Britain and France to forget that nation and their war with Germany, London and Paris appeared preparing to rebuff the Nazi - Communist maneuver. On the western front the French high command announced there had been "a night without incident" though patrols were active east of the Saar river. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.— (IP) —Administration leaders in the Senate advocated the neutrality revision bill today as a strictly "cash and carry" measure, while opponents charged anew that it would grant England and France credit previously denied them by the Johnson act. The Johnson law, passed in 1934, prohibits Americans from making loans to governments which have defaulted on their debts to the United States. England and France are both in this classification and at least some officials contend Germany is also because she absorbed Austria, whose debt to this country has not been satisfied. Chairman Pittman (D-Nev) of the Senate foreign relations committee 'tiontended, in a reportr concurred in by a majority of the committee, that expired "cash and carry" provisions of the neutrality law had been strengthened in the pending bill by tightening up requirements that belligerent nations obtain goods purchased in before it is shipped. To meet charges that the 90- day credit permitted by the bill would abrogate the Johnson act, supporters of the proposed measure were reported reliably to be relying on views said to have been expressed to the state department 'in 1934 by Senator Johnson (R-Calif), author of the loan ban and one of the chief opponents of Pittman's proposal to repeal the arms embargo and otherwise amend the neutrality aw. At that time, it was said, Johnon took the position that ordin- ry commercial credits would not nfringe on the Johnson act. BULLETINS NEW POLISH GOV'T PARIS Sept. 30.— (AP)— A Polish government in exile was officially established in France today 'as Wladyslaw Racz- kimvicz, former president of the Polish senate, took the oath of office as president of the republic in a dramatic ceremony at the Polish embassy. RESIGNS PARIS, Sept. 30.—(AP)—The Polish embassy announced that Ignace Moscicki had resigned as president of Poland, effective today. Kuhn's attorney, James Neary, described the $50,000 bail demand as outrageous. He said his client had no desire to leave the country and was ready to appear at any time again as a witness before the Dies committee in Washington. I must take into consideration the incentive to make him (Kuhn) flee from America, possibly by airplane or in disguise," replied General Sessions Judge Cornelius F. Collins. "I don't think he would resort to any such scheme, but the district attorney strongly urges the bail." After Judge Collins ordered the higher 'bail, Kuhn tried in vain for four hours to raise the money. Red-faced and annoyed, he pulled nervously at his new week-old mustache as he entered his cell. Narrow-Street Rule Now Being Enforced Chief-of-Police T. J. Barber announced this morning that up to 9 a. m. six tickets had been handed out for violations of the new parking ordinance which prohibits parking on certain sides of narrow streets in the city. The new regulation which went into effect Friday will be strictly enforced, Chief Barber said. Six different areas in the city are affected at present. FATALLY INJURED PORTLAND, Sept. 30.—(/P)— Edwin D. Stoner, 23, of Lansing, was fatally injured Friday night when an automobile he was driving failed to make a turn on Pope Pius Consoles Polish Delegation CASTEL GANDOLFO, Sept 30._(/p)—Pope Pius XII save his consolation today to the Polish people "in this frightful, tragic hour." "As you shed 'bitter tears for your dead," the Pope told Polish residents of Rome in an audience, "remember that Poland ii not going to die." Be asked his listeners to place their trust in God, to look forward to the future with hope and, especially, to pray tha Poles would not be deprived o the comforts of religion by "enemies of God." He declared the Poles had defended their soil with such courage they had won even th praise of thjeir enemies. Memorial Service for Orville Attwood LANSING""sept. 30.— (&)— State officers received invitations today to participate in a memorial service for Orville Atwood, former secretary of state and. head of the sales tax divi- Bare-Fist Duel Detroit Critic Challenges Senator Brown on Neutrality WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—(fl>> —Senator Brown (D-Mich) has received a letter from a De- roit foundry worker challeng- ng him to a duel with "bare 'ists" but doesn't expect to do anything about it. The foundryman accused 3rown of wanting to take the United States into 'the European war. Defending his stand for re- cealing the arms embargo, Brown said the letter was a typical of a many received from sion, who was the victim of an automobile accident. Senator Don Vanderwerp, Fremont republican and neighbor of Atwood, whose home was half- Nethe memorial, which is scheduled for Oct. 15. Secretary of State Harry F. Kelly and Attorney General Thomas Read have been way between Fremont and waygo. is chairman of US-1G three miles west of here, invited to speak. "overwrought people who fail to appreciate that both the House and Senate are just as anxious to keep America out of war as they are.." "I am satisfied the course of the president and the Senate is the best one," he said. Further Marquette Sums Are Received Pere Marquette Memorial association submitted a further list of memberships received this morning. They are: Contributing member ship: Ludington Lumber Co. ; Full memberships: Mr,, and Mrs. O. C. Zook, Dan Soli 8s Co., Marchido Parent-Teacher association, Mr. and Mrs, H. P. King, Mr, and Mrs. Emil Newberg, Mrs. E. N. Heystett. Associate memberships: Miss Corienne Pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. William Brozzo Mrs. Julia >8L Karcher, Mrs. H. N. Morse, Miss Mabel Morse, J.ohn Heikkila. Miss Abbie M. Wagar R, N,, Miss Myrtle Matson, Mrs. Florence Huff. New stock of fancy gqld.tlBh, s Sahlmark's Pharmacy,— Advejv tisement. J.,

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