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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUJME XLIX, NO. 286. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. SERIES TIE AT Hitler 'Peace' Is Big War Issue NAZIS STILL HOPE TO END EUROPE'S WAR Fate of Prison Warden Lies With State Group LANSING, Oct. 4.—(/P)—The dismissal or retention of Warden Marvin L. Coon' of the State Branch Prison at Marquette today hung on Governor prisoners took with them on their flight last week, showed "courage" and was not to be criticized for having returned SEN.CONNALLY SPEAKS FOR REPEAL BILL Indications Are That Allies Will Reject Bid by German Distator (By DEWITTMttAC KENZIE) The question of whether Fuehrer Hitler is sowing his peace seeds on stony ground must tower above all other issues, pending a clarification of his policies, reputedly to be made in his forthcoming Reichstag speech which is expected about the end of this week. Nazidom apparently hasn't yet abandoned the Idea of persuading the Anglo-French Allies to end the war (on Hitler's terms) despite British Premier chamberlain's reiteration Tuesday that the Allies wouldn't accept a Hitlerlan peace. Notwithstanding the deadlock between the combatants, the public reaction in the various affected, countries —on both sides of the debate—can leave little doubt that the man-ln-the-street and his wife and his youngsters are yearning for peace. One might even go further and suggest cautiously that there might be some hope of peace if Herr Hitler were prepared to take a deep enough dive Into the waters of restitution and guaranteed reform. The Allies have declared their Intention to get his scaln. but one takes the liberty " ot suspecting they might forego that pleasure if they'got every- turn lu f«fe a, Column 1) to the prisoners' custody on Dickinson's 're'ce'pTlon" of an of- two occasions when he .was sent ficial recommendation he be | on errands. Bushs failure to | w ., « Merchant meeting ! return, Read said, would have Warns U. o. mtJi uidiii ;ired and on the Thursday of the state corrections commission. Tuesday, Attorney General Thomas Read reported to the governor that his investigation showed a recent break from the branch prison "has destroyed the usefulness" of endangered the lives of others. Read also praised A. Ross Pascoe, assistant parole director, for having refused an opportunity, to leave the victs' escape car. He ,oon. con- said Pascoe persuaded the prisoners .to release Deputy .Warden Wil- jliam Newcombe, fearing they At" Marquette, Coon said he might harm_Newcombe, a stern would not resign unless that corrections commission so requested. He described the commission as "made up of men who know and understand prison administration." Read said that Gerald Bush, one of the parole board members whom the four escaping Delegates Turn Homeward After Concluding First Neutrality Accord in New World PANAMA, Oct. 4.—</P)—-Delegates from 21 American republics turned homeward today after concluding the first neutrality accord among nations of the new world. disciplinarian. Read also absolved Newcombe of blame in the escape, contending that the law makes the warden responsible for all prison happenings. Read's report said that .Coon was lax in not protecting the prison classification building, whence the escape was made, against) such la Contingency, and in not conducting "methodical searches of the cell blocks. SERIES OPPOSING PITCHERS NEW Grover YORK, Oct. Cleveland 4.— <#>)_ Berg toll, World war draft dodger and former wealthy Philadelphlan, testified at his trial by, court martial today that he Obtained a Canadian passport in the name of "Bennett Nash" on June 11, 1929. He also identified a picture Will Be Destroyed if Embargo Is Retained WASHINGTON; Oct. 4.—(#>)— Senator Connally (D-Texas) predicted in the Senate today that Germany would begin sinking American merchant vessels unless Congress repealed the arms embargo and restricted American shipping. The 62-year-old Texan, a lawyer who served in both the Spanish-American and World wars, began the second day of the debate over neutrality law revision. Siding with the administration on this issue although he has opposed it on various domestic questions, Connally pointed out that the law which imposed the arms embargo left INNING DERRINGER, RUFFING PITCHERS' DUEL Crowd of at Least 50,000 Are Present As Bright Sun Beams DoWn On Yankee Stadium Red Buffing Pitcher .Paul Derringer Pitcher seventh, if played, back at New Utility Workers Committee Pharnpc Pnnsnmprc Pnwor war but because they onarges consumers rower ppnf > rft} Pn mmero.p am Company with Stalling : DETROIT, Oct. 4.— (/P)— Pros- j>ects of an early peace in the in 11 days, was able to agreement upon Issues which on the passport application as a photograph of himself. Pressing his fight to evade a charge of escape, in addition to serving out a 5-year sentence in 1921 for draft-dodging. Bergdoll identified signatures on traveller's checks as his handwriting under the alias of "Josef Amman"—the name he said he borrowed from the porter of a hotel where he lived In Germany. His counsel, Harry Weinberger has attempted to prove that since Bergdoll was "available," he would not be subject to conviction on the escape charge under the statute of limitations. Indictment Asked Against_ Trooper MAUCH CHUNK, Pa., Oct. 4.— (£>)_A grand jury was asked today to indict a suspended state trooper in the killing last June 5 of 'Joan Stevens, 14-year-old Nesquehoning school girl. The state's case against Corporal Benjamin Franklin, 33, was laid before the jurors by District Attorney 'Albert Helmbach. Franklin, charged with homicide has been at liberty under bail since soon after his atrest. The girl, daughter of a mine car brakeman, was shot to death in a parked police automobile near her home town as Franklin and a subordinate were questioning her about a purported divided an inter-American committee during the World war, was hailed by speakers as evidence of increased amity. Observers recalled that proposals for a joint coastal patrol, similar to the one adopted here, set off a bitter campaign of invective against the United States 24 years ago. In a speech broadcast Tuesday night to the United States and rebroadcast to Europe, United States Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles said "the declaration of Panama may -bej considered to have 'been an advance of unusual importance." "That the foreign ministers of the American republics were able in little more than a week to reach unanimous agreement upon subjects of such outstanding significance as were dealt with at this meeting," Welles said, "was due in large part to the extraordinary atmosphere of friendliness and co-operation ferees trying to find a basis for settlement reached an apparent deadlock after a long night session ending early today. Representatives of the Utility Workers Organizing committee (CIO) charged the company with "stalling" and Adolph Germer, CIO regional director, dispatched a telegram to Governor Dickinson protesting what he termed the company's "dictatorial attitude." M. W. Arthur, vice president and assistant general manager of the Consumers company, accused the UWOC of threatening destruction of company property at one point In the discussions. A. C. Lappin, Detroit member of the state mediation board, said he would make his report to Governor Dickinson today, Charles Ruffing and Paul Derringer were chosen as pitchers for the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds respectively as the two teams clashed in the first game of baseball's annual classic. Thp first two eames are being played in Yankee Stadium, New ££"£ ca S rr a y e othe^goods^to i ^the iMret VnLJar P y, It Cincinnati and the sixth and belligerents. He cited a long list of American vessels attacked or sunk by German craft before this country's entrance into the World war, and declared: "They were attacked or sunk not because they carried arms or munitions or implements of war but because they carried general commerce, and on the theory that the destruction of Nation's Postmasters Attend Convention To YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK, Oct. 4.—(#>—Paul Derringer and Red Ruffing grappled in a tight pitching duel today as the Cincinnati Reds and the three-times World Champion Yankees met in the first game of the World Series before a crowd of more than 50,000. With the aces of the respective teams showing a dazzling range of pitches, the rivals batted through three scoreless innings at the start. Both teams went down in order in the first, and in the second when Frank McCormick led off with a single for the Reds he was quickly erased in a double play as 'Ernie Lombard! sent a hopper to third. TWO of the best right-hand pitchers in baseball were the opponents in this first game in the American league club's home park. Red Ruffing, recovered from a sore arm with which he had been suffering since mid- SCORE and LINEUPS Team 123 456 789— R H E Reds __ 000 Yanks 000 The starting lineups: CINCINNATI NEW YORK (N.L.) (A.L.) Werber, 3b ........ Crosetti, ss Frey, 2b ............. Rolfe, 3b Goodman, rf ....... Keller, rf September, was on the mound, for the Yankees, and«tall Paul Derringer, winner of 25 games during the regular season, was the Reds' choice. There were no changes hi either lineup from those which had won the pennants in the WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.— (IP)— If the nation's mail goes astray which marked every aspect of the deliberations. 1 To Speak Thursday oil Lecture Series bank robbery scheme. She died with eight through her body. bullets #-#-*-*--# - *-*-*-*-•»$ TAX NOTICE October 9th is last day for payment of 1939 City tax, real estate and personal, without penalty. M. MAUD IvOVE, City Treasurer. and announced that a "final many and injure the Allies. "What Germany did in the World war she will do in this war. Unrestricted submarine warfare on all neutral commerce has already begun. Ger- capital attending the greatest gathering of their group in his- tK-y, Officially, it will be the 39th annual convention of the National Association of Postmast- many did not hesitate to sink j but behlnd it all throbs the our ships before we entered the mo ' tner heart of the post office department, eager to give the men and women who handle the Location Chosen our ships before we World war and were at peace. She will not hesitate to do so now." i Thus, Connally said, the pres- (IMeasc turn to Page 8, Column 2) Minister's Case mail a good time. two major leagues and which had been expected to start today. Morormiek 1h TMMaeein rf Wall Y Berger, whose toe Was Lbrnbardi c Dickev c lanced Tuesday, after becoming rratt pf Selkirk ' if infect ed, was in left field for the Berger, If'!!!!!! ^ " Gordon.^b Reds ' althou g h the leathe r was Myers, ss Dahlgren, Ib Derringer, p Ruffing, p Umpires: Plate, Bill McGowan (A.L.I; first base, John For the first time since he's j (Beans) Reardon (N.L.); second sucr » v/ciop ip TT . , . i Is Nearing Jury! for Historical — The case FLINT, Oct. 4. of the Rev. James W. Lane, 61- year-old mission preacher and ! Mason County Historical so- factory worker charged with the j ciety, meeting ,for its first fall murder of his wife, Nancy Vir- j session at tri£ courthouse in ginia, last June 7, was expected j Ludington Tuesday evening, de- to go to the jury tonight hi|cided to inaugurate its regular (fall and winter program with a session" of the negotiations would be held this afternoon. Both the UWOC and the company said they had made' sweeping concessions leading toward an agreement. Union spokesmen said an agreement was Imminent at one point in the night's discussions, but that the company "stalled" at the crucial moment. Union representatives said the breakdown occurred over the question of grievance procedure. Women Install New District President MAJOR C. DOUGLAS BOOTH Major C. Douglas Booth of London, England, traveler, publicist and lecturer, will be second speaker on a public institute of international under- Standing, sponsored by Ludington Rotary club and consisting for four lectures, one each Thursday evening starting last week. Major Booth's 1 talk, to take place at Gray hall at 8:15 p. m. Thursday, 'Oct. 5, will be on the subject, "Britain's Stake in European Crises." A major in the English army during the World war, Mr. Booth has spent much of his time since 1933 as visiting professor- on international relations at various American colleges and universities. The forum series opened with Genesee circuit court. , ... . Only character witnesses re- | meeting in Victory township m mained to be called by the de-' -- fense today after Lane took the stand Tuesday and denied the intentional shooting of his partially blind wife. Lane repeated the story to which he has clung, that he shot his wife accidentally while trying to remove a shell from a .22 caliber rifle. Lane admitted to Prosecutor John L. Roach on cross-examination that he had been intimate •with his housekeeper, Mrs. Helen Sherwood, that his wife had been aware of it and that he was preaching at the Butler school at the time. November. The Victory meeting, it was been postmaster general, James A. Farley will open the massive mahogany doors of his private office and be available to everybody.,' "This doesn't mean," explained an attache, "that you'll have to see a secretary first. No, you can walk right in without even knocking." Mr. Farley—who already is one of the leaders in the all-time hand-shaking derby—is expected to add at least 18,000 additional shakes to his record. A dozen glistening airplanes will be on hand to give the delegates free rides—day and night— over the capital. President Roosevelt will greet the visitors on the White House grounds, and Mrs. Roosevelt will meet the ladies at tea. A line of busses—eight city blocks long when they are put bumper to bumper—will haul the postmasters about the city. To Attend Convention Postmaster and Mrs. W. Cuthbeaitson, of Ludington, H. . ., , .,, , i ij rn,noc.r]o-iT ^ui/uucii'touii. ui j-iuuiiiguuii, aie decided, will be held Tuesday lanni On attending the 39th evening Nov. 7, with Mrs Sam |£ convention of postmast- Hjortholm as general chairman, i ___... The program, to be held at Victory community hall, will deal with ear\y history of the Victory base, Bill Summers (A.L.); third base, Ralph (Babe) Pinelli (N. L.). cut away from the shoe to favor the injured member. Half an hour before game time the lineups were run oh Scoreboard and there were the uncertainties in the outfields of each team. For the Yankees Tommy Henrich's number, Jjfo. 7, was posted for rightf ield -where Keller had played -regularly for Preliminary Campaign Is Being Held in Ludington at Present Time I The sun broke bright arid ' warm through the grey Clouds just beforC'game time. FIRST INNING, REDS: Werber filed to • Selkirk deep In left field on the first pitch. After working the count to three and two Prey sent an easy fly to DiMaggio In short center. Goodman fanned swinging at a low inside pitch. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. FIRST INNING, YANKEES: Crosetti sent a high fly to Goodman near the right field corner on the second pitch. On a three-two pitch Rolfe bounced to Frey who threw him out easily. The count again went to three- With no actual check-up of results as yet available, Mason county hospital drive workers were continuing their task today in completing this week's preliminary drive in Ludington and in setting up committees for next week's general countywide campaign.. The campaign is seeking region. Tuesday night's meeting in Ludinston concerned itself with setting up a program for the coming year, one that will further the'society's goal of an accurate tabulation of Mason county history, with ultimate establishment of a county museum. SOUTH HAVEN, Oct. 4.— (JP)— Installation of Mrs. Marie Zook, of Benton Harbor, as district president of the women's relief corps highlighted today's closing session of the forty-sixth annual convention of the organisation. Elected Tuesday to serve with Mrs. Zook were Mrs. Helen Woodward, Kalamazoo, senior vice president; Mrs. Kissinger, Otsego, junior vice president; Mrs. Sarah Brennan, Benton Harbor, treasurer; Mrs. Ethel Beattie, Kalamazoo, chaplain; Mrs. Minnie Van Bemmellen, Holland, conductor, and Mrs. Esther Fett, Hastings, guard. DIES AFTER FALL GRAND RAPIDSoOct. 4.—(#•) —John Weber, 70, died Tuesday night a few hours after suffering a fractured skull when he fell from a ladder while doing some carpentry. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Occasional showfers Thursday in north and extreme west portions. Warmer tonight except along the northwest lake portions. Detroit and Vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; warmer tonight; moderate southerly Winds, becoming fresh at times, .., • The sun sets today' at 6:00 and rises Thursday at 6:33. The moon rises to- * ~#—#-*~ a talk last week bv Dr Allen n '8 ht ftt 10;17 P- m - , t *. # AfhbWf nf ^Mnnon oHiTJfoiM W« ' Temperature at coast guard station for T Albert 01 Chicago, attended by 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maxl- —#500 persons. mum 04, minimum 63. Help George Do It This week there is a drive in Ludington for funds with which to complete and put into operation a new hospital building for Mason county. Whether or not it succeeds depends, not alone on loyalty of those who have volunteered to do the work connected with such a drive, but far more, of course, on the response of the public. It is easy to bring up excuses, some of them right perhaps and some of them mere alibis. But no one can deny, nor even argue about the fact that a suitable new hospital building, operated on a sound public and business basis, is one of the foremost needs of our community. Nor will anyone deny that the new building can be had now for less cost than at any date in the future. No time of course is ever the "right" time for a campaign; no public issue is ever without its many side- issues. But we know only, at the moment, that a new hospital building is needed badly and that it is closer within reach now, at less cost, than at any other time. Every citizen of Mason county, whether he accepts a responsibility or not, has a personal and possibly life- and-death stake in a new, more-adequate building. Accidents happen fast and so do illnesses. About 200 interested persons are at work on the drive, or will be when it gets underway on a countywide basis, as rapidly as possible in the next week or so. The hospital,'certainly, is no more important to them than to every other citizen. So we urge residents not merely to "let George do it." Every citizen owes it to himself and the community to inform himself of the issue, to seek a fair appraisal of it and to lend such assistance as he can conscientiously give. That is all anyone can expect. If that much is forthcoming, the job will get done. ers at Washington next week. They will leave Ludington Friday night and, after a leisurely trip, will arrive in Washington Monday. In addition to Washington, the local postmaster and his wife will visit several prominent cities in the east. funds to complete a new hospital building for Mason county, actual construction of which Two Cases Heard by Circuit Court October term of circuit court which opened Monday afternoon was continued this morning with Judge Max E. Neal hearing two cases. Up for hearing today was the case of Len Kimball, an appeal from justice coj^rt, and the case of Fred J. Petee vs. Ida Selig Petee. No decisions in either case were handed down by Judge Neal prior to adjournment this noon. Court was to have reconvened at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Ionia Woman Held in Husband's Death IONIA, Oct. 4.—(XP)—Mrs. Blanche Olds, 53, was held on an open charge in the county jail today following the death of her husband, Robert, 53, Tuesday night. Sheriff Leslie H. Murphy said Mrs. Olds admitted striking her husband with an exercise club during'an argument last Saturday. Olds was manager of the Belding plant of the Consumers Powers company. Murphy said Mrs. Olds was once an inmate of the Traverse City state hospital. HIT, RUN VICTIM CARO, Oct. 4.—(/P)—Police today blamed a hit-run driver for the death of Mike Benick, 59, who was struck and fatally injured by an automobile on a road three miles south of here Tuesday night. The solicitation got under way Monday among Ludington places of business and others, to be followed by a house-to- house solicitation in Ludington and a general county-wide solicitation starting next week. Urge Early Completion A. W. Church, K. B. Matthews and Steve Godin, general chairmen in charge of this week's campaign in Ludington, continued today to urge individual drive workers to complete their work at the earliest possible date, reporting in turn to the various team chairmen. Ten teams in all are at work this week. Ward and township committees are nearly complete for next week's general campaign, witb. details regarding committees scheduled for a.nnounce- (.Please turn to Page 8, Column 2) Father Seeks Child Heldjpr Board KALAMAZOO, Oct. 4.—<£>)— Charging that his two-year-old daughter was being held until he settled a board bill, George Bit- tender, of Kalamazoo, began habeas corpus proceedings in circuit court Tuesday to obtain custody of the child. His petition charged that Ralph and Inez Beatty, of Oakwood, were holding the child, claiming a lien on her for an alleged unpaid board bill against the father. two before Keller sent a lazy fly to Berger near the left field line and the Cincinnati cheering section gave Derringer a big hand as the side was retired. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. SECOND INNING, REDS: On the first pitch McCormick lined a sharp single over Crosettl's head Into left center field for the first hit of the gome and a roar went up. After fouling off four pitches and with the count two and two Lombrirdi bounded Into a fast double play, Rolfe to Crosetti to Dahlgren. Craft fanned on three pitched balls and It was the Yankees' fans chance to cheer. No runs, one hit, no errors, none left. SECOND INNING, YANKEES: Goodman made a fine running catch of DIMagglo's fly In right. Dickey was called out on strikes, watching a waist-high Inside pitch go by. Selkirk also fanned, the second straight strikeout victim for Derringer, swinging at a fast ball right down the middle and the stands let up a loud roar for the tall right-hander. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. THIRD INNING, REDS: Berger fanned swinging at a beck- breaking change of pace pitch and a snicker was heard from the first base cheerlne section. Myers lined the second pitch over Gordon's head and Into right field for a single. Derringer was greeted with a round (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) ISSUE BANK CALL WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.— (/P)— The comptroller of the currency issued a call today for the condition of all national banks at the close of business Monday, Oct. 2. LANSING, Oct. 4. ")•— The state banking department called today for a statement of the condition of all state banks at the close of business, Monday, Oct. 2. BEFORE U. 5. C. Leonard Pell, chairman of the special harbor improvement committee; Fred Swanson, president of Ludington Chamber of Commerce and C. Lawrence Lind, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, returned late Tuesday from Chicago- where they attended a federal hearing for establishment of refuse harbors on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Ludington's delegation, augmented by H. L. MacDougal and W. N. Gillette of Chicago, prominent Epworth Heights summer visitors, appeared before the U. S. war department'* board of engineers for fivers and harbors Tuesday morning and presented its caseJ)rlefly. Left with the board/for further study, was a brief containing data and nertinent information concerning the pro* posed Ludington harbor and why it should be Dullt. Commenting n n the hearing, Mr. Pell said that after presentation of the case, the Board withheld ahy announcement but assurred them that Ludington would be notified jqnie* time in the future whether• IL plan is accepted or not,

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