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r THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 288. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. ADOLF HITLER ARMISTICE Warn U. S. Steamer To Be Sunk RUSH ESCORT TO IROQUQIS ON ATLANTIC Workers Submit Reports On Hospital Campaign With the general campaign seen." Tip on Destruction of Ship Comes from Head of German Navy WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—(/P)— Navy and coast guard craft sped today toward a mid-Atlantic rendezvous with the American Liner Iroquois, after the White House disclosed receipts of startling Information that the refugee-laden steamship was to be sunk. The tip came from the head of the German navy, but it left unanswered the questions of how and why and by whom the sinking was to be done. Likewise, it offered no explanation of how the Reich acquired the information. The White House disclaimed any belief in the report. Nevertheless, several naval ships and a coast guard cutter were rushed to accompany the Iroquois to New York, where she is due next Wednesday. The captain was ordered to search the ship for explosives and to double his lookouts and patrol watchmen. The Iroquois, a 6,209 ton vessel, left Cobh, Ireland, on Tuesday with a crew of 212 and 584 passengers. Ambassador Kennedy said in London Thursday night that only those who were able to prove American citizenship had been permitted to book passage. The vessel was chartered.by the United States lines to bring home Americans caught In Europe by the outbreak of war. Formerly, it was in the coastwise trade between New York, Florida and Texas. The navy declined to divulge the names or number of the ships racing toward the Iroquois. It also kept secret the latter's position. The White House statement Issued late Thursday said: "Yesterday the head of the German navy, Grand Admiral Raeder, officially informed the American government, through the United States naval attache (Commander A. E. Schrader) in Berlin, that according to information on which he relied, an American ship, the Iroquois, is to be sunk when it nears pur American east coast. "The sinking of the Iroquois, Admiral Raeder said, would be accomplished through a repetition of circumstances which marjced the loss of the Athenia." scheduled to start Monday, reports from a preliminary drive in Ludington this week for funds with which to complete a new hospital building for Mason county continuedjo pour in, although no actual total was available this noon. K. B. Matthews, co-chairman of one group in connection with this week's 'drive among places of businesses and others in Ludington, reported a total of $2,225 pledged to date in his solicitation. "I haven't final reports from members of my committee as yet," he said, "but those individuals and firms I have seen have pledged over $2,000 to date and there are some still to be MAKING IT SAFE FOR SHIPPING Convicted of Having Daughter Strangled for Her $2,500 Insurance CAMDEN, N. J., Oct. 6.—</P)— A sentence of death in the electric chair next month for the murder of his daughter hung today over the bushy head of Walter (Iron Mike) Dworecki Camden Polish pastor convicted of having the 18-year-old girl strangled so he could get her $2,500 life insurance. Two months, almost to the day, since auburn-haired Wanda Dworecki's crumpled body was found in rain-soaked weeds near a high school athletic field a jury returned a first degree murder verdict against her father Thursday night. The minister wept and wrung his hands when he saw his daughter on a morgue slab, but he was dry-eyed and composed when Jury Foreman Catherine C. Landenberger announced: "The penalty—death in the electric chair." "I am not guilty," insisted Dworecki, turning to Judge Clifford A. Baldwin. The judge set the week of Nov. 12 for the execution. Draft Dodger Is Given Prison Term In addition, one family contributed $1,000, (-another firm $500 and other individuals, stores and firms have contributed from $5 to $500 each. No Exact Report Because of preparations for next week's general drive, it has .been impossible to total exact contributions to date. Persons who have taken part in the 10 teams at work on this week's preliminary drive in Ludington are urged to finish their solicitation at once, reporting results to their team chairmen. Chairmen, likewise, are urged to complete their team reports by end of the week so a definite report will be possible. "We are obtaining a good response in our drive work to date," commented Frederic Read, ways and means chairman. "People realize quite generally that, while various points of disagreement on set-up and procedure are to be expected, still we are closer to getting a fine new hospital building for Mason county^ now, for less money, than we can ever be again in the future. The big goal—the first goal—is to get the new building completed and in use. Anything else is secondary and can be taken care of later. "Those people who argue (Please turn to Page 3, Column 3) COMPROMISE IS OFFERED BY SENATORS Administration Bill Acceptable if Embargo Repeal Is Dropped WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—(/P)— A dozen Senate opponents offered today to accept revised neutrality legislation which would retain the arms embargo now in effect and set up a requirement for cash payments on belligerents' purchases. Senator Borah (R-Idaho) said the group concurred in the following formal statement: "We are still willing, as has been our position from the first, to accept the administration bill if the administration will leave in the law the embargo on arms, SAYS STATEMENT IS HIS LAST WARNING Remarks Europe Will Fight Horrible War If Outstretched Hand Is Rejected By England and France By LOUIS P. LOCHNER BERLIN, Oct. 6.—</P)—Adolf Hitler today proposed a European peace settlement "on a comprehensive basis," but added that if the Allies rejected his "outstretched hand" this statement will- have been my last." "Then we shall fight," he went on, and pictured the new war as one sure to bring unprecedented horror to the world. "May those people and their leaders who are of the same mirid (as himself) now make their reply," he said in his hour and 20- minute speech to the Reichstag and the world. 'And let those who cori'sider war to <be the better solution: relject my outstretched hand." He challeneged the Allies to 'interpret these opinions of mine as cowardice if they like." "I need not occupy myself with what they think; I make HITLER HIGHLIGHTS SAULT STE. MARIE, Oct. 6.— (/p)—A general business upswing, attributed at least in part to the war in Europe, was reflected tr<- day in the tonnage figures of freight shipments p a s s ,1 n g through the Sault locks. Canal officials reported Thursday a total of 11,492,582 tons passed through the locks in September compared with August tonnage of 10,551,560. The September shipments were highest of the year. Up to Oct. 1, tonnage stood at 46,105,999 tons, compared with 28,111,272 during a last year. like period Iron ore represented the largest single item in the tonnage figures, with shipments for September at 7,985,295 tons, highest since the same month in 1937, when 9,975,422 tolls were handled. Increasing dejnand for steel has put nearly every ore carrier on the Great Lakes into operation. Health Meeting Planned at Soo LANSING, Oqt. 8.-—(#>>—The state health department today announced a regional conference on health at Sault Ste. Marie Monday. Local and state health departments .from the Upper Peninsula will participate. The .program includes discussion of maternal and child health programs, dental services and health education activities.) NEW YOROct. 6.— Seven and one half years of hard labor as a military prisoner is the penalty Orover Cleveland Bergdoll must pay for dodging service in the American army during the World war. In a drab aftermath to the days of war hysteria, Bergdoll stood silent and stolid in an army gymnasium on Governor's Island Thursday as a 13-officer court martial convicted him of desertion and escape. The pudgy middle-aged prisoner smiled when his punishment was fixed at three years instead of the maximum sentence of five and one half years. He also still has four and one half years to go on the 5-year Non-Union Employes Will Fight Any Settlement Which Favors Union . LANSING, Oct. 6.—(£>>— A militant group of non-union employes insisted today it would fight any settlement of the Alpena Garment company strike that would involve either a closed or preferential shop agreement between the company and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' union, which called the strike. Charging that the union's activities had '"brought the city of Alpena to something very near a civil war," the non-union group informed the employers and the state labor mediation •board its members would not return to work if a closed or preferential shop agreement were signed. The union demands a contract in addition to a general wage increase and seniority rights ifor its members. A stormy night session between spokesmen for the company and the union preceded today's resumption of negotiations, with the labor 'board as umpire, but Chairman Arthur E. Raab of the labor board said he felt shouting and table .pounding at the night session had cleared the air. "We made a little headway," he reported. was serving when he escaped two army guards in 1920 and fled to Germany. Neither iBergdoll nor his blonde German wife, Berta, 32, mother of his five children, made any comment on the verdict. She kissed him, shook his hand. Nation Is Split by Thanksgiving (BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) In 22 states Thanksgiving day will be celebrated on Nov. 23 this year in .accordance with President Roosevelt's wish to move the day up a week, while 23 others will observe turkey day on the traditional last Thursday in November. A double holiday -will be observed in Colorado and Texas, which decided to celebrate both dates. Mississippi remains undecided although it was indicated it would follow the president's plan. All. six New England states— headed by six Republican governors—detained the tradition, choosing Nov. 30. Across the nation, party lines were" crossed as states ,with some .Republican governors chose to eat turkey with ( the president and some Vifctim of Gun Accident Is Dead BENTON HARBOR, Oct. 6.— (/P)— Shirley Ginzl, 11, who was shot accidentally as she slept in her bed, died Thursday in Mercy hospital. Her father and friends were discussing a hunting trip in the living room beneath Shirley's room Wednesday night when a rifle accidentally discharged. The bullet " tore Sailors from a British mine sweeper release an "all clear" buoy which informs ships operating in that area that mines have been removed. The mine sweepers do the dangerous work by towing paravanes which cut the cables holding the mines. Plan To Seek Additional Funds For Health Unit war and provide for cash instead of credit on other commodities. "But we will not yield to the repeal of the arms embargo and it is not necessary if neutrality is the sole objective." Besides Borah those agreeing to the statement were Senators Johnson (R-Calif), Downey CD- Calif). Danaher (R-Conn), Overton (D-La), Bulow (D-SD), LaFollette (Prog-Wis), Van den- berg (R-Mich), McCarran (J>Nev), Nye (R-ND), Shipstead (Fl-Minn) and Holt (WVa). Borah said tne statement was issued "simply for the purpose of trying to make it plain that our BERLIN, Oct. G.—(/P)—Highlights of Adolf Hitler's address to the Reichstag today follow: According to the casualty list of up to the 30th of SeptemDer, 1939, which won't change materially, the total losses for the (German) army, navy and air- force, including officers, are as follows: 10,572 killed; 30,322 wounded; 3,404 missing. After one week of fighting there could no longer be any doubt as to the outcome. fight is against urms embargo." repeal of the Poland's ambitious strategy for a great offensive against the territory of the Reich collapsed within the first 48 hours of the attack. Sheer sympathy for women and children caused me to make an offer to those in command of Warsaw to let civilian inhabitants leave the city. The these statements simply be- :ause it goes without saying that I wish to spare my" own people this suffering." The fuehrer was time and again conciliatory in tone— specifically to both Britain and France. The world's history, he said, showed that in war "there have never been two victors, but very often only losers." "Neither force of arms not lapse of time will conquer Germany," he declared. "It is infantile to hope for the disintegration of our people." These were among the other most material phases of his speech: 1. A renunciation of further territorial claims, save for his old colonial demands. 2. A Mason county board of supervisors, which convenes next Monday, Oct. 9, for its regular October session, will be asked by a group of Mason county women to increase its annual appropriation for the Mason-Manistee Health unit. In addition, the board will be asked to appropriate $180 for an assistant to Dr. Raymond Sommers, health unit dentist, for the six-month period while he is working in Mason county. A Philip Caic-y of Detroit, head of the Michigan Children's fund which contributes a majority of the funds for the health unit work, said in a recent visit to Ludington that the future of the ' ; Senator Thomas (D-Utah) declared today that no nation could complain, against repeal of the arms embargo, because the administration neutrality bill! proud Polish commander of the many city did not even condescend to reply. When the Polish government declaration and ..Soviet that Ger- Russia to- would prevent American ships j proceeded in a thousand ways from carrying war supplies to belligerent. a gradually to subjugate Danzig as well, I endeavored, by means Thomas, who helped draft the embargo repeal .legislation, was firof cnot „ flout Senate neutrality issue. with tne s or . <,-i tVio HUUDlUJUlce WiUil LUC WIOIJGO UJ. m tne its population, could be nation| all / a £ d politically united with "We are considering this legis- j Germany without impairing the unit would be in atlon with but.a single object- doubt unless the county's annual appropriation were increased to an average of 10 cents per capita, totaling $1,800 in all. At present the county contributes $1,000 annually plus the $180 for dental assistant, re- similar amount, for a similar pur- ! mainder of the unit's budget be- pose, has been voted by the j ing obtained as follows: Michi- board during the past two years.' Meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the issue were a group of women who make up the health education committee of the Mason county unit. They include: Mrs. Orve Pittard of Scottville, Mrs. Joseph Gadziemski, Mrs. Peter Copeyon, Mrs. gali Children's fund (Couzens lund), $4,320; U. S. public health service, $4,000; state of Michigan, $3,000; Manistee county, same as Mason county, $1,180; total for the two counties, $13,680. Funds Will Be Used Carl Carlson, Mrs. Henry Kronlein, Mrs. G. F. Swarthout, Mrs. Arthur Cross and Mrs. John Schmock, representing health committees of various Ludington school PT-A groups and others. Plan Meeting A number of men, including school authorities and Ludington supervisors, were asked to meet Thursday with the group. After discussing the dental program, which provides dental service to school children of Mason county whose parents are not able to afford proper attention for them, the group listened The longest word, itf the ffible' democratic states selected Nov is Mahei-shalamashbaz 8:1, 3, 30. through the the girl. ceiling and struck CYCLIST KILLED Cornelius Oct. 6. VanderKoor, 16, died in Mercy hospital today of injuries suffered, Thursday night when he was struck iby an automobile while he was riding on his bicycle. _ WEATMfR ., Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Fair tonight; Saturday partly cloudy; light showers and cooler in northwest and extreme north portion. Detroit ana., Vicinity: Pair tonight; Saturday partly cloudy;. >not much change in temperature; fresh southwest winds, diminishing; tonight. ., The sun seta today at 6:06 and rises Saturday at 6:36. The moon rises Saturday,, at 12:21 a. m. . Temperature at const guard station for 24 lioura ending ftt 7 a. m.: Maximum 1 60, minimum 99, It was explained that the children's fund administration, sponsoring group in getting county health units started, feels that, due to the fact its funds will run out completely in a few years, counties should take over at least a somewhat greater share of the unit's expenses. "If counties do not make provision gradually over a period of years, it means the units will undoubtedly disappear when the Children's fund ceases to exist," Dr. Carey explained. "If the units are worth preserving—if they serve a useful purpose ih the minds of the keep war." and that is to States out of British Press Says 'No' To Hitler Plan economic needs and so-called rights of Poland. If today anyone alleges that these were ultimative demands, that allegation is a lie. to Miss Olive Conely Mason , people then we must begin to ««,. *-.-4--.. ti i Wi* r> r\ o r f o/•»V\en-3 4-*-\ ri-V\o ' . • ~ , i , i «, take steps to put them on a more permanent footing for the future. "If the people are sold on their work, we feel,, a way will be found to continue the units. If not, we might as well know If'leaso turn tu » igc «, Column 1) Election Is Held by Resort Ass'n W. S. Vivian, secretary-manager of Epworth Heights; Frank Jerome, Hamlin township supervisor, and R. C. Ely, manager of the J. C. Penney Co. store, were elected directors in the West Michigan Tourist and Resort association which held its i annual meeting at Grand Rapids Thursday. More than 100 resort operators and others interested in the 'business attended. It was announced that an organization meeting would 'be held within a county n^rse attached to the health unit. Miss Conely explained that Dr. ^xx^xxx^xxy"*'*^^"'-^'^''***"^-''' 1 "*"^"^^""*"'-*' Chinese Report Gains Against Japs SHANGHAI, Oct. 6.—<(/P)— Chinese dispatches—uncontra- dicted by Jananese—reported today a smashing victory in defense of Changsha, Hunan province capital. These advices said that Japanese forces which had penetrated to points within 15 miles of the city had been routed. The main body of troops was reported in retreat northward over the Mi river, 40 miles from Changsha. The Changsha drive had been Japan's first major offensive in nearly a year and the second big drive toward that objective. Neutral observers remained uncertain whether the Chinese reports were true or whether the I week or 10 days for the purpose Japanese merely were delaying entry into the provincial capital until Oct. 10, prospective date for announcement of Jaipanese-sponisored ment for occupied China, under Wang former Chinese premier. a unified, govern- portions of Ching-Wei, of electing new officers. Retiring directors from Mason county are C. Lawrence Lind, secretary of the Ludington ChambeV of Commerce, and Eddie T. Moran. former manager of Stearns hotel. Mr. Jerome was re-elected. LONDON, Oc,t. 6.—(/P)—A boldfaced, single-word "no" captioning the main editorial of Lord Beaverbrook's Evening Standard sounded the keynote of early British reaction to Adolf Hitler's proposal for an all-inclusive peace conference. "Hitler's speech changes nothing," the Standard said. "If he has made his last peace offer, he also has made his last war . . . the power of democracy in Britain and France has taken the decision from his hands. "They have decided to finish with Hitler. He has spoken his own funeral oration." There was no immediate official reaction to the Hitler speech. Prime Minister Chamberlain, who previously has said he would give unhurried, careful consideration to any German peace plan, is to deliver his weekly war review before Parliament Tuesday. It was considered possible he I would then make his first public ' reference to Hitler's proposals, consulting with the French government before making an official reply. Besieged in Home, Worker Kills Self Manistee Man Dies While Driving His Auto at Saginaw SAGINAW, Oct. 6.—(fl 3 )—Investigating a minor automobile accident, police Thursday found Nelson C. Thompson, 76, of Manistee dead at the wheel of one of the cars involved. Cor- gether would "relieve one of the acutest danger spots of^Europe" by working for a peace zone in Eastern Europe. 3. A specific assurance to the world that he had no designs on Rumania, the Ukraine, "the . Urals or Denmark and an expression that in Eastern Europe generally, and Scandinavia as well, his interests were wholly economic. 4. A declaration that one of Germany's tasks in . dealing with fallen Poland, was the establishment ol a "new order of ethnographic conditions, that is t9 say resettlement of nationalities—and a further declaration that it was a problem not restricted "to this particular sphere but a task with far wider implications, for the east and south of Europe is to a large extent filled with. splinters of German nationality, whose existence cannot be maintained." oner Richard Thompson, a F. Gugeld said r .. veteran Great Lakes captain, had died of a heart attack before, the accident. His wife was unhurt. Lived Here Nelson Thompson, about 1Q, of Manistee, whose death took place while he was driving his automobile in Saginaw, was a resident of Ludington about 20 years ago, having lived in Manistee since. The body was brought to Ludington by Dorrell ambulance today and the funeral will be held from Dorrel funeral home, time ot services to be announced later. OIL CIS DETROIT, Oct. 6.—(/P)—A 45- year-old factory worker shot and killed himself Thursday as state and local police laid siege to his home in an effort to arrest him. State Police Detective Joseph Pristas said Ora Parent, of suburban Lincoln Park, shot himself as officers climaxed a half- day chase to seize him on a grand larceny warrant . When a teal gas bomb failed to bring Parent 'from his barricaded attic refuge, Pristas said, a patrolman was 'boosted into the attic and .fired two shots, neither of which took effect, •before Parent turned the gun on himself. LANSING, Oct. 6.—(/P)—Attorney General Thomas Read held today a "better oil conservation practice" proposed by Michigan oil well operators- and endorsed by the state conservation department would be illegal. Read held in a formal opinion that the new oil law specifically forbids a broad interpretation that would permit oil operators to draw more oil from a smaller number of wells. He declared it Would be illegal for the owner of a block of adjacent 10-acre drilling units of oil land to sink only one well for each two units and benefit by permission to draw from that Services Are Held for Dead Cardinal CHICAGO, Oct. 6.—(A 5 )—The soul of George Cardinal Mun- un delein, five times absolved, was| under entrusted to his God today in j } lmits one of the most majestic cere- p j Hoffmaster, .state super- monies of the Catholic church. V i sor O f we lls, who presented the well twice as much oil as allowed 10-acre unit proration A hundred bishops prayed that he might rest in peace. The Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass at Holy Name cathedral for the third archbishop of Chicago, who died in his sleep last Monday morning, drew many leading American Catholic churchmen and laymen. Only about 2,000 could be crowded into the cathedral, but thousands of the faithful gathered outside and along the streets which formed the route of the funeral entourage. The attire of four bishops charged with giving absolution was black and gold vestments never before worn. They were brought from Rome by Cardinal Mundelein after the election of Pope Pius XII and committed to the care of the cathedral rector for use on sions. extra-ordinary occa- question to the attorney general, said the proposed "staggered" drilling system would be a "better oil conservation practice" and would increase withdrawal of ground. the ultimate oil from the State Commissioner Will Speak Here County Clerk Albert E. Johnson announced this morning that Carlton H. Runciman of Lowell, member of the stato welfare commission, will address the Mason county board o| supervisors at 7:30 p. m. Monday. Mr. Runciman. it was learned, will be here for the specififii$r- ,pose of discussing the new wV' fare act and the carrying put of, its provisions.

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