The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 3, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 285. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENtS. ECTED REPEAL FOES PIN HOPES ON BORAH SPEECH Sen. Logan Dead Hope Nation Will Support Continued Ban on Arm Shipments to Europe WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.— (ff) Trying feverishly to block repeal of the arms embargo, Senate foes of the administration neutrality program counted heavily today on the address of Senator Borah (R- Idaho) to arouse countrywide support for their stand. The administration forces, however, were jubilant after a recheck of their polls gave 57 votes for repeal. One of their group, Senator Minton (D- Ind), declared that opposition oratory would not change two votes. Borah was loudly applauded when he closed the first .day of the historic Senate debate on neutrality Monday with the assertion that sale of munitions would mean sending American boys "back to the slaughter pens of Europe." He followed Senator Plttman (D-Nevi, who opened the administration case by contending that the arms embargo unfairly aided Germany. Although many senators warmly congratulated Borah after his two-hour address, even some embargo advocates said privately that unless an upsurge of public sjntiment quickly developed, the administration would win its long fight to put all trade with warring nations on a "come and get it" basis. HITLER WANTS PEACE WITH ALLIES Indications Are, However, That He Wants It on His Own Terms i Faced Deatth at Sea Senator Marvel M. Logan Kentucky—Democrat EftlY THY Heart Attack Is Fatal to Prominent Backer of President Roosevelt that debate might last only two weeks, but adjournment itoday out of respect to Senator Logan (D-Ky), who died fcarly this morning, meant a fne-day delay. Senator Con- lally (D-Tex) had been as- fsigned, Jto.. carry, on th* udmin*. istration argument this noon, j.wlth Senator Vandenberg (R- Mich) following him for the opposition. In contrast to the Senate's usual rough-and-tumble style of argument, Monday's session was formal and orderly. Both Pittman and Borah read their WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.—</P)— Senator M. M. Logan (D-Ky) died of a heart attack about 2:30 o'clock this morning. He was 64 years old and had served in the Senate since 1931. The senator had not attended Monday's Senate debate on the . neutrality issue but had not been considered seriously ill. A physician was called during the night and was with him when he died. . Logan favored repealing the arms embargo as recommended by President Roosevelt but had not taken an active role in public discussion of the issued He had-fought for. ,.many,New. .Deal measures, including the Roose- By DEWITT MACKENZIE Herr Hitler has continued to push his peace offensive vigorously, despite Anglo-French rebuffs, with the rapid approach of the final showdown as to whether there shall be an end to the conflict or war to the bloody end. The German forces on the Western front have remained on the defensive, refusing to attack unless forced to it, awaiting the outcome of the peace overtures. Monday Berlin's tone softened sufficiently for government circles to insist that the Reich has no desire to "Germanize" people not of German origin. This assertion caused observers to believe the Nazis might be willing to concede some form of cultural autonomy to the Poles. There can be no doubt that Herr Hitler vastly prefers peace —chiefly on his own -terms— though there can be no doubt that he doesn't intend to bend the knee much to get it. Observers incline to the belief that the Nazi chieftain isn't too happy with the way affairs have been developing. His new bunk-mate, Soviet Leader Stalin, pulls the blanket off him. Certainly the adroit manner in which Stalin took over nearly half of Poland, and is reaching for control of Eastern Europe, is no occasion for joyous laughter in the house of Nazidom. There also is much speculation among diplomats as to whether Italy is giving Germany as much support as the Nazis require for a long term war. The outcome of Italian Foreign Minister Ciano's visit to Herr Hitler in Berlin is awaited with deepest interest in all capitals. Republics of America Outline Safety Zone velt court bill in 1937. He was the ranking Democratic member of the Senate military committee, served on the judiciary committee, and was chairman of the claims committee. Logan was elected attorney speeches, and there were only I general of Kentucky in 1915. a few sharp interchanges. resigning two years later to head Galleries were jammed. Extra police were on duty, and Vice President Garner warned spectators against conversation or demonstrations. the state tax commission. He was elected to the state court of appeals in 1926 and became chief Justice just before entering the Senate. State to Advance Money to Schools i Two American college boys arrive in New York aboard the Nieuw \Amsterdam after a thrilling escape from death. They spent 59 hours in 'a 16-fofit boat in the North Sea, without food or water, after their ship, the Norwegian Ronda, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. lOf the 37 persons aboard, 17 were drowned, including two Americans." ! The boys, left to right, Douglas Miller, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Karl Hilgendorf. of Milwaukee, Wise. Herbert Hoover Believes Allies Cannot Be Beaten PANAMA, Oct. -3.—(/P)—Twenty-one American republics, having outlined a western hemisphere safety zone to insulate them from the European war, today started formal notification to belligerents of their action. President Juan Demostenes Arosemena of Panama was requested by the inter-American conference to communicate to warring nations the neutrality declaration ' adopted Monday night. The republics voiced their intention of "remaining apart from the European conflict," but declared they would demand their "proper rights" as neutrals. Some delegates called the declaration of Panama a "complement to the Monroe Doctrine." They said it- established for the first time "continental American seas." The declaration asserted neutral American republics "have the indisputable right to preserve free from all hostile acts" the waters adjacent to the American continents. Failure of belligerents to recognize the zone would bring "neces- sarv measures" to be decided upon "after consultation. The declaration of "general neutrality" provided that American nations .should not permit their inhabitants to jeopardize the neutrality of the western hemisphere by their activities, nor permit enlistments or preparation of expeditions in favor of belligerents on their soil. The neutrality zone begins at Passamaquoddy bay at the United States-Canadian border in the Atlantic, takes in the Caribbean area and Panama canal approaches in both the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Pacific, it includes Quadalupe island 200 miles off the coast of Southern California and extends along the North American coast as far as Juan De Fucca straits at the United States-Canadian border. Territorial waters of foreign posses^- sions in the Americas are not included. WILL WAR AGAINST 'T NEW YORK, Oct. 3.—(/P)— Herbert Hoover expressed the belief, in an interview 'with Roy W. Howard tmblished today, that the defeat of Great Britain and France is imoossible. "If one surveys the whole idea is snreading rapidly in certain sections of this country that France and England are facing defeat and that in order to avoid catastrophe to civilization and to save ourselves the United States must sooner or front-sea land air and econo- later enter the European war." ' %*£eV The former president, who saw Extension of North Harrison Street Is Discussed at Routine Session DETROIT, Oct. 3.—4T 1 )—Seasonal reemployment, coupled with a general upswing in business conditions, has lightened welfare loads in Michigan, state officials said today. Abner E. Larned, WPA state director, said private industry was absorbing men from WPA rolls at a rapid pace. The Michigan unemployment compensation commission reported that its 55 state employment offices had placed 13,000 persons in jobs during September, compared with 8,000 In the same month >ast year. Private employment placements 'were 10,673 as against 6,682 a year ago. The case load of the Detroit welfare department was reported dropping 100 cases a day as the automobile industry began turning out 1940 cars fay the thousands and other Industries heeded the call of expanding markets. Director Larned said prospects were good that 'the WPA would be able to carry a larger percentage of .the relief burden this falls and that fewer applicants were on the waiting list for jobs than in previous months. LANSING, Oct. 3.— state administrative -board today authorized the department of public Instruction to advance $200,000 to financially distressed school districts that reported they .were unable to meet their payrolls. The money Is 'being advanced ifrom the state school aid distribution due Dec. 15. Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent of public instruction, said small districts that lacked borrowing ability under the law would benefit. The administrative board authorized the release of $9,000 for ipurchase of the Parnell farm for the State Prison 'of Southern Michigan, "when and If" the money becomes available without causing a curtailment of necessary governmental functions. The Monroe county board of road commissioners received authority to apply $74,164 of gasoline and weight tax revenues to the reduction of at- large assessments of rpad districts, an equal amount of the revenues to go to Monroe county townships for a reduction of their at-large assessments. A soldier never uses the word "you" to address an officer. Attorney General Reid Says That Branch iPrison Head Was Negligent LANSING, Oct. 3.—(#>)—Attorney General Thomas Read recommended today that Warden Marvin L. Coon of the State Branch Prison at Marquette be asked to resign, following an investigation of the escape of four convicts Sept. 25 who took with them four state officials in their flight and held them as hostages. The attorney general declared his inquiry disclosed that Coon was "guilty of gross negligence" in having failed to take precautions against such a -break. He declared discipline was lax at the prison and that a "hit and miss" method was used in periodical searches of the convicts' cells for contraband and that a third of the cells in the prison have not 'been searched at all in the past 12 months. Read released a one-paragraph statement of his conclusions, explained that it would be followed 'by an exhaustive report to Governor Dickinson this afternoon. The report now is .being typed and its text was withheld. the Allies can defend their empires," the former president said. "The end may be victory for them. At worst it might be stalemate. I do not see any possibility that it can be defeat." The interview,, published in the New York World Telegram, of which based on editor himself that "a ous emotionalism is American reasoning; the World war at close hand as head of the Belgian commission, American food administrator, member of the war council and of the war trade board, responded: It is true there is the utmost Ludington city commission held a 'brief meeting at the city hall Monday night consisting chiefly of routine business. Nels Johnson, Fifth ward commissioner, was mayor pro-tern in absence of Mayor E. J. Thomp- Leonard Pell was also absent having gone to Chicago to attend a federal hearing on Ludington's proposed harbor of refuge for small craft. Commissioners discussed the danger- diluting that the danger in war times of emotions I matter of getting an extension overwhelming common sense, i of North Harrison street dedi- The most regrettable thing that cated as a street, a matter could happen to us would be the brought -up at a previous meet- building up of a war party in the ing. To provide an entrance to United States. But the premise the street, it was learned, part of the ideas you mention is! of the former Haskellite build- wrong. "The wars is only a month old. But the major factors are j already emerging. The British I and French can, and will, control ing will have to tie removed, where it jilts into the proposed roadway. City Attorney Eugene Christman reported that the Carrom the seven seas despite sub- j Co., owner of the building, had Switches Pulled in Power Strike BAY €ITY, Oct. 3.— </P)— First widespread disruption of service $ I $ 9 * INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONA UNDERSTANDING Second Lecture of the Series Will Take Plaofe Thursday, Oct. 5, at Gray hall, 8 p. m. ; Topic, "Britain's Stake in European Crises, 1 '! ; < Major C. Douglas Booth of London. •• - ' \ I 8 i i Two other lectures/by H. Carifield Cook of Chicago and Margaret H. Kaiser of Berlin, Germany, to take placfei Oct. 1Z and Oct. 19, will complete the series. | - '• ' • ' • Ji >"4 Three remaining lectures for 75c; single admission^, 35c. $ Tickets at Taggatt's Drug store or from any one of 40 solicitors. |» Reserve your seats, without extra charge, if you wish, at Chamber of Commerce Office any time prior fa Thursday night. f> Spbhsored by tudington Rotary Club. in Bay City was reported day night as . a result of the strike against •Consumers Power Co. Switches were pulled in at least three transformers cutting off service to a factory, the city's, water pumping station, scores of Saginaw bay shore cottages, and Radio Station WBCM. Interruption • varied from 15 minutes to two hours. The radio station was off the air for over ah hour. Union spokesmen denied knowledge of the incidents. Opening Session of October Term Is Held on Monday Afternoon Three men were arraigned on criminal charges before Judge Max E. Neal at the opening session of Mason county circuit court Monday afternoon. James Botten, charged with issuing a check without sufficient funds, pleaded not guilty and shortly after changed his plea to one of guilty. Emil Carlson, charged with embezzlement, pleaded not guilty. Richard Taylor, arraigned on a negligent homicide charge, entered a plea of not guilty. It is expected his case will be tried next Monday, when the jury will be called. Various divorce and civil cases were heard this morning 'by Judge Neal but no decisions had been handed down or decrees filed prior to noon. Total of 41 cases are listed on the docket for the present term. Local Laws Only Electrical Control marines and aeroplanes, and can sit there until their enemies are exhausted. Proposed Steamer Will Be First Addition to Fleet Since 1929 Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Slightly warmer tonight. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Wednesday; slightly warmer tonight; light easterly winds besoming moderate southeast s and south. The sun sets today at 6:11 and rises Wednesday at 0:32. The moon rises today at 0:23 p. m. Temperature . at, coast guard station for.. 24 hours ending* afc 7 a. m.: Maximum 64, minimum S3, LANSING, 0ct 3.— Attorney General Thomas Read informed -Andrew C. H. Leak, head of the building department of Kalamazoo, today that the licensing of electrical contractors is "a matter for the various cities in Michigan having; electrical ordinances to work out for themselves." Read pointed out that a recent supreme court decision had nullified Michigan's electrical inspection law, leaving the state with no official agency and no statute governing licensing and inspection. The attorney "eneral said he was informing electrical contractors inquiring as to the status of licenses granted them by the state electrical administrative board under the old law they must "abide by provisions of any local ordinance respect- With preparations in progress for over a week, the Pere Marquette Railway Co. officially advertised today for bid.s on a new carferry to operate out of Ludington. It will be the first addition to the local fleet, largest of its type in the world, since 1929 when the City of Saginaw and City of Flint were constructed at an approximate cost of $1,250,000 each. Firms invited to submit bids on the proposed new ship were the American Shipbuilding Co., the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., the Great Lakes Engineering works and the Toledo Shipbuilding Co. According to an Associated Press dispatch from Pere Marquette headquarters at Cleveland, delivery of the new vessel, when and if contract is let, must be made within 11 months after bids close. Bids will be opened Nov. 21. _ _ Think "War Will Aid U._S. Resorts SANTA FE, N. M., Oct. 3.— (#>)_Because of war in Europe agreed to take off 45 feet of the building or remove a 12-foot overhanging shed if the city paid for the work. City Engineer Charles Baggott reported there were two •ways the city could do the job, either with city labor or with a WPA crgw. The matter was left with Mr. Baggott and Mr. Christman for further investigation. Painting Tank Mr. Baggott reported on painting of the city water tank, saying that the initial work, which consisted of cleaning and scraping, was completed last (Please turn to Page 3, Column 3) Flint Minister Murder on Trial the national preparing for American tourists in 1940. park service a boom year is of The trend already is noticeable. Travel hi Grand Canyon during the late summer broke all previous records," A. E. pemary, associate director of the park service, told a con- _. „„ i _.,___ ing ; , electrical : contractors, ference of superintendents of electrical wiring .and so forth." 25 national parks. . FLINT, Oct. 3.—(/P)—Prosecutor John L. Roach told a circuit court jury Monday that the Rev. James Wilson Lane shot and killed his 61-year-old wife Nancy Virginia, last July 7 because he was infatuated with his housekeeper. The prosecutor's statement opened the trial of the 62-year- old mission preacher and factory worker on a charge of first degree murder. Lane has contended the shot which killed his wife, discharged accidentally while he was trying to dislodge a jammed shell from his rifle. The housekeeper, Mrs. Helen Sherwood, 41-year-old divorcee, testified that Lane took her for a drive the night before the fatal shooting. She admitted that she and Lane had been intimate, but said Mrs. Lane knew of their relations. Campaign for Funds in Ludington and County Will Begin Next Week With a general campaign for funds to complete a new hospital for Mason county scheduled to get under way in Ludington and Mason county next week, committee workers were busy today with a special drive among places of business and other individuals in Ludington. This week's Ludington drive in Ludington is in charge of 50 committeemen, working in groups as follows: Vance F. Callighan, chairman, Frank Ashbacker, John Sniegowski and O. W. Colvin. Morton Westlund, chairman, C. F. Wadel, W. E. Rynerson and J. F. Mark. A. W. Church, chairman, F. A. Swanson, C. Lawrence Lind, Stedman C. Rohn, Howard N. WillOughby. George Hollick, chairman, Herman Rakow, Robert Hamp, Harold Gibbs. A. W. Hamel, chairman, W. H. Pleiss, A. Meny, George L. Slaggert, K. L. Ashbacker. Guy Hawley, chairman, William Tarr, J. L. Boone, Clarnce Abrahamson. George E. Dorrell, chairman, S. Nerheim, Rev. Paul Haskell Clark, O. C. Zook, C. Leonard Fell. K. B. Matthews, chairman, Corwill Jackson, Freeman R. Stearns, Charles Peterson, W. S. Vivian. Roscoe C. Ely, chairman, A. R. Vestling. Dr. A. E. Rasmussen, E. A. Miller, Harry T. Stolberg. Roy Grotemat, chairman, Lawrence Carrier, M. Dahringer, Edward DesEnfants, Leslie M. Spoor. Three in Charge The 10 committees for the preliminary drive in Ludington this week are under general direction of Messrs. Church, Matthews and Steve Godin. Each individual committee worker is asked to complete his solicitation at the earliest possible date, reporting results to his team chairman. Next week's general drive will reach into every section of Mason county, with a special (Please turn to Page. 3, Column 2) List More Names in Marquette Funds More names were, added to the full membership and the associate membership lists in the Pere Marquette Memorial association this morning, it was announced by Miss Agnes MacLaren, secretary.' They are as follows: Full memberships: Judge Max E. Neal, Rohn Insurance agency, Mr. ana Mrs. Clarence Prime Minister Chamberlain Outlines Stand Before House of Commons Today LONDN, Oct. 3.—(/P)-^Primfe Minister Chamberlain declared today that Britain would "examine and test" any German peace proposals, but added that "no mere assurances from the present German government can be accepted by us." Britain and.France, the prime minister told a wildly cheering House of Commons, will not yield to what he termed a "scarcely veiled threat" of Soviet-German collaboration. "No threat would ever induce this country to abandon the purpose for which we have entered upon this struggle," he said. The prime minister's speech retorted^ to the Russian-German agreement which partitioned Poland and made a peace gesture with the alternative of Nazi-Soviet "consultation." He declared "no mere assurances" from the German government could be accepted because that government "too often in the past have proved that their undertakings .are worthless when it , suits them that they should be brboken." . He then added that "if, therefore, proposals are made we shall certainly examine and test them in the light of what I have just said." Nobody wants the war to continue "for one unnecessary day he asserted, adding that the British and French people, how.* ever, were "determined to secure that the-rule of violence', shall cease and that the, word y.of governments—once y pledged^must henceforth be .kept."; ; ^i Winston -Churchill; -first lord of the admiralty; was beside the prime minister on the tre'asttty bench as he spoke. Soviet AM-^ bassador Ivan Maisky hunched pensively over the rail of the diplomatic gallery. •Chamberlain told the House that the 'Soviet-German agreement by no means meant Germany would receive any lasting benefits and contained nothing to swerve Britain from "what we are doing now—.mobilizing all the resources of the British empire for the effective prosecution of the war." LANSING, Oct. 3.—(#>)—Prosecutor Ivan L. Johnson of Ma- ccmb county carried his war against "speed traps" to the state capitol Monday. Johnson conferred" at length with members of Attorney General Thomas Read's staff and announced that "in a day or two" he would demand resignation from "more than one" justice of the .peace in his jurisdiction. H the resignations are nofc forthcoming, he declared, he will institute removal proceedings before Governor Dickinson. Criminal prosecution of justices and police officers may follow, Johnson said, if his in- Report Bremen Is Seen in Russia OSLO, Norway, Oct. 3.—(tf'X-A sailor arriving here from Mur- mansk asserted today that he saw in that Russian Artie port not only the big German Liner Bremen, 'but also the German Liner New York, three smaller liners and 15 German freighters. He said that 800 members of the Bremen's crew and 400 of the New York's had gone to Germany b" way of Russia. H. Schantz, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Patterson, H. T. Stolberg and Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dorrell. Associate memberships : Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Johnson, Bessie Parrott, Miss Ada M. Paine, Miss Xenia Mason, Miss Jessica Lee, Clarence V. Swan- 'berg, Laura Kloppman, and Elizabeth Elizabeth Betka, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Warden and Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Pollock. Miss Godfrey Is Reappointed Today Miss Jeane Godfrey, probate court delinquent child investigator, was reappointed to her position here today toy Governor Dickinson who cleared his desk of a 'batch of minor appointments. Other than probate court appointments, the governor made selections in: Registration in medicine, planning commission and optometry board. quiry tions' assessed The Macomb he dispatched 13 to uncovers "gross infrac- of laws regulating fees traffic violators. prosecutor said warnings Sept. to nine justices who failed seek warrants from his of*- fice before cases. hearing traffic 'BEAUTIFUL OHIO?' NOT TO HIM NEWBURGH. Ind. (#>)—Elbert Allen Williams pays Kentucky taxes on 56 acres of farmland but owns only 18 acres. The Ohio river has washed away the rest of his holding,' on Three Mile island south of here. *—#—#—#—* #—#—#—#—« -• * HAVE 'OLD TIME* FUN AT OUR OLD TIME DANCE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, ,l OCfOBER 4. WEVER'S INN,

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