The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 7, 1939 · Page 1
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I UDTNOTON DA IT Y NEWS Li^L/lllVJl 1 V/l^l JLrJrVl,Lj 1 l^JLJ VV kJ VOLUME XLIX, NO. 289. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. YANKEES LEADING. IN THIRD GAME Hospital Drive Plans Are Ready nc MEMBERS COMMITTEES ARE CHOSEN Chinese Junk Completes Thrilling Ocean Trip Will Try to Raise Funds Needed to Finish New Building Committees were completed and all preparations in order today for a general county-wide campaign to raise funds with which to finish a much-needed and long-discussed new hospital building for Mason county. The drive, biggest undertaken in recent years, finds Mason county closer to a suitable new building than ever in the past. __ Committee chairmen in charge | tirely umler QUATSINO, B. C., Oct. 7.— (Canadian Press)—Five men, one woman and a fortunate dog and cat waited on the Chinese Junk Tal Ping here today for a tow to Seattle, and as they •waited, they reminisced about a 6,000-mile trip in a- boat that would sail only before the wind, with a Chinese diesel engine "that never worked." Their story, as told by Captain John Anderson, included pirates, typhoons, short rations, lack of water—and a wind that just would not blow in the right direction. Captain Anderson declared the Tai Ping left Shanghai April 7 •with a Chinese crew, was forced back to shore in China and Japan three times, but finally made the trans-Pacific trip en- and conducting their respective of organizing the drive in areas, are: Amber township—Charles K. Hansen. Branch—A. T. Benson. Custer—Mrs. Charles Reader. Eden—Mrs. Harry Wilson. Freesoil—Mrs. Ira Granger. Grant—Edward Ward. Hamlin—George Allard and Mrs. Corwlll Jackson. Logan—G. H. Young. Meade—Mrs. I. J. Howell. Pere Marquette — George Sterns. Riverton—Gus VonGlahn. Sheridan—Fred Schoenherr. Sherman—Fred Reek. Sumrrtit—Junlus Houk, Mrs. Grace Hull, R. J. Fitch. Victory—Joseph Ruba, Julius Petersen. Scottvllle — Rupert Stephens Sr., Fred Reader Jr., Mrs. Harry Barnett, Mrs. Orve Pittard, John Blegalle, E. M. Briggs, David Falconer. , vi .,, „•, -.- •-.;«•..Ludington: First ward—Mrs. Henry Kron- Icln. Second ward—Mrs. Louis Fee, Mrs. Lester Blodgett. Third ward—Mrs. Gerald Nerheim, Mrs. Eskel Olson. Fourth ward—Mrs. Ernest Ig- naslak, Mrs. Peter Copeyon, Mrs. Frank Krupa. Fifth ward—Mrs. Allan H. Burch, Mrs. L. J. Anderson. Others to Assist In each instance, the chairmen are-setting up organizations In their territories to assist them. "We have received the loyal assistance of well over 200 persons, under the leadership of chairmen, to carry on (he general county-wide campaign which begins nepct week," commented Frederic Read, ways and means (Please turn to Paje 3, Column Z) Rations, he said, were successively reduced to two, then one meal a day, finally to rice alone, boiled in three-fourths salt and one-fourth fresh water. Even so, he said, new rations became essential Sept. 29. "I instructed one of the sailors to kill the dog and cat to provide additional food," he said, "but the following morning, Sept. 30, we sighted the Queen Charlotte island. "On Oct. 3, we were picked up STRIKE E FOR Til BAY CITY, Oct. PLOT 15 BY POLICE by the United States coast guard cutter (Discoverer) who replenished our stock and towed us. But too much strain was on our junk and we cut loose and decided to sail down. But the wind left us and we drifted into Brooks bay, where, as the wind was driving us closer and closer to the rocks, the Fishing Boat Flying Cloud came alongside on Oct. 4 and saved us once more and towed us to Quatsino." Four Accused of Planning of_King Carol and Other Leaders BUCHAREST, Oct. 7. Four persons, two of them women, were held today by police on accusations of plotting to assassinate King Carol and a group of high government officials. Police said the suspects, members of the Nazi-inclined Iron Guard, were traced through statements of Maria Clucer, woman employe in the army technical bureau who was arrested Thursday and accused of possessing a manifesto critical of the king and "Jewish and free mason domination of the government." The four were a professor, the nejphew of a retired chief justice of Rumania's highest court, Solons Take Two-Day Rest from Quarrel over Neutrality Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.—(JP).— The Senate declared a "truce for rest" in its battle over the neutralitv revision bill today. Administration forces claimed additional votes for repeal of the arms embargo and both sides prepared for a first test of strength Tuesday. Although some senators were scheduled to carry on the contest over the radio during the week-end, most of them were weary of listening to thousands of words on how best to keep the United States out of war and planned to obtain a two- day rest. Administration suppo r t e r s said that, with the anticipated arrival here Tuesday of Governor A. B. Chandler of Kentucky - tto.take the seat of the late Senator Logan (D-Ky), they would have 65 vqtes for the 'bill to lift the arms embargo and establish a "90-day credit and carry" system of handling all exports to belligerents. They gave the opposition only 27 votes on their poll list and put question marks beside two of those. They listed only Senators Reynolds (D-NC); Gillette (D-Iowa); Gerry (D-RI), and Davis (R-Pa) as doubtful. the professor's another woman. daughter and Organizing Committee (CIO) indicated in a statement here today that an agreement ending a bwo-week-old strike against the Consumers Power company represented a truce until plant elections could determine a bargaining agent. Causley, however, refused to make public terms of the agreement and officials of the power company In Jackson said it was a matter for the state labor mediation board to announce. Some members of the CIO union returned to work today and others have been notified to appear Monday. The union accepted Friday an agreement reached between the union and the company. Oausley termed the agreement a "malor victory for the CIO" and said it called for a five-man state-wide committee to carry grievances of UWOC workers to the management and provided for a reclasslflca- tlon of employes to aid In determining wages. '• Demand Dismissal of G. M, Injunction #—*—*—*- -- #-*-*-*—# EAGLES' PINOCHLE PARTY LUNCH AND DANCE TUESDAY, OCT. 10, EAGLES' HALL AT 8 JVM,.... . For Eagles and Friends. . Admission 5550 #-#-#-#-» - Police declared the four had a list of intended victims, including the king, Premier Constantin Argetoianu, War Minister General Gabriel Marinescu and Justice Minister Victor lamandi. They said the group had planned to poison former Premier Armand Calinescu, but were not connected with the Iron Guard members executed after Calinescu was assassinated Sept. 21. LANSING, state Friday Oct. 7.—(/P)—The asked the Ingham Californians Send ^Marquette Funds Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tibbs county circuit court to dismiss an injunction obtained by the General Motors corporation against the enforcement of a law requiring industry to pay the same wage to women that it pays men who do the same work. The motion to dismiss declared a private firm could not sue the state and that a court of equity had no standing in the dispute. The company had asked the injunction on the grounds the law was unconstitutional and that it aided firms which never employed men by permitting them a lower wage scale Fresno, Calif., both of whom were members of Ludington high school class of 1904, have sent $1 for an associate membership in Pere Marquette Memorial association which is conducting a membership drive to raise funds ifor construction of a shrine to Pere Marquette at his deathsite in Buttersvllle. National Bank of Ludington has taken an honorary membership in the association. Full memberships have 'been received from Women's Literary club, Ludinpton State -bank, Mr. and Mrs. Emil H. Grams, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rohn, J. J. Newberry Co. and Dr. Louis Webber of Lansing. Associate memberships, in addition to that of Mr. and Mrs. Tibbs, include those of Miss Nettie Fitch, Kenneth Lepley and Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hartman. Faces Trial on Murder Charge LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7. An all-male jury will try De- wltt Clinton. Cook, 20, charged with murdering Anya Sosoyeva, former follies dancer. 1 Deputy District Attorney U. U. Blalock dismissed three women tentatively selected because "an all-male jury Is apt to be more Unemotional and less liable to be Influenced by sympathy." Blalack is demanding the death penalty, contending Cook should get life Imprisonment for his recent confession that he slugged Delia Bogard and slugged and criminally attacked Hitler Makes Final Peace Plea ARMY RUSHES EXPANSION OF ARMED FORCE Will Be Boosted to 280,000 Men, Full iPeace-Time Limit HOME RUN UPSETS CINCINNATI RALLY Yanks Seek To Make It Three Straight As Teams Clash InCrosley Field „ j —Central Press Radiopboto Here Is Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler making what he terms his final plea for peace in an address to the German Reichstag in Berlin. The alternative to acceptance of his proposals, Hitler claims, would be a "fight to a finish." High British and French officials were quoted as finding Hitler's terms "wholly unacceptable." This picture was, radioed from Berlin to the United States. WASHINGTON, Oct. G.—(£>)— The war department announced intention today to expand the army to its full peace-time limit of 280,000 men and at the I same time ordered mass training this winter of seven new "streamlined" divisions. Five divisions and additional units comprising more than 65,000 troops will be concentrated first at scattered southern points and then at Fort Benning, Ga., for large scale trailing as an army corps. Two cavalry divisions will be concentrated at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Tex. A formal announcement, approved by President Roosevelt, disclosed the plan calls for converting the peace-time army into a full prepared fighting force. With addition of 53,000 more regular troops, "when and if authorized" by Congress, a second combat corps of four additional "streamlined" divisions will be created. The army's present first division, now stationed at 10 different posts in the northeast, will start moving about Oct. 25 to Fort Benning. Other divisions will move "in rapid succession" first to other posts in the south, then concentrating with the first and with special corps units at Fort Benning.' During the training of this combat corps of five divisions, National Guard and reserve officers of upper ranks will be taken to Fort Benning for training. SCORE and LINEUPS H E CROSLEY FIELD, CINCINNATI, Oct. 7.—The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees, battling in the third gaame of the World Series were playing a nip-and-luck game. The Yankees were leading, 4-3, at the end of the third inning, propelled ahead of the hosts by a long home run by Joe DiMaggio, scoring Keller ahead of him. Previously, a rally by the Reds had put the home team out ahead by a score of 3-2. > Winners of the first two games In New York. Wednesday and Thursday, the Yankees sent their veteran southpaw, Lefty Gomez, to the mound as they sought to continue their sweep toward their fourth straight world championship. Gomez had done no competitive pitching since Sept. 24, and had been in a hospital several days with a strained side, muscle for which he still is wearing a wide, polo belt. He went into todayfs game boasting the all-time record of six World Series victories without defeat. , . Manager Will McKfichnie still stayed with right-handed hurling and nominated his classy rookie, 22-year-old Gene (Junior) Thompson to try to Team 123 456 789—R Yanks 202 Reds ,120 The starting line-ups: N. Y. (A. L.) ~ • Crosetti. ss Rolfe, 3b Keller, rf Di Maggio, cf Dickey, c Selkirk, If Gordon, 2b Dahlgren, Ib Gomez, p Cincin. (N. L.) Werber, 3b Frey, 2b Goodman, rf McCormick, Ib Lombard!, c Craft, cf Berger, If Myers, ss Thompson, p Umpires—Plate, Bill " Sum~- mers (A. L.); first base, Babe Pinelli, (N. L.); second base, Bill McGowan (A. L.); third base. John (Beans) Reardon (N. L.) State Seeks to Lighten Relief Load In State LANSING, Oct. 7.—(/P)—The | recipients. .state social welfare commission i The commission will ask the of! today embarked on a signifi-I advance of $2,000,000 to permit cant and far-reaching program | it to transfer cases now on to lighten relief costs by trans- | mothers' pensions to. the aid to ferring all possible cases to , dependent children program, the old age assistance and aid j about $10,000 to accept more to dependent children pro- j cases of aid to the blind, and grams, phases of welfare ac- [ $1,500,000 to provide payments tivity for which the federal to a backlog of 20,000 appli- ;overnment matches ' state 'cants for old age assistance who unds. | have not been cared for The commission voted to ask through lack of funds. George F. Granger, deputy supervisor of social welfare, es- HITLER OF TOUTS EFFECT the budget director and administrative board to permit it to raw more than $3,500,000 on next year's appropriation for those two programs. Behind their vote lay the contention that every mother, child or aged person removed from director relief rolls will lighten local and state contributions to relief and will permit the state to obtain a dollar-for-dollar grant from the federal government toward the assistance of those classes Thinks Peace Is Near but Allies Show No Signs of Acceptance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Adolf Hitler was reported today to be "serenely confident" his appeal to the Democratic allies JQr peace would be heeded but in Paris and London his confidence appeared to be unjustified. While the British and French statesmen were studying the Will Be Inauguration of Fire Prevention Week Ludington in To inaugurate Fire Prevention Week in Ludington, Fire Chief George Barber 'announced today that a special exhibition of Ludington's large new fire truck will be held at 12 o'clock Sunday at the north Pere Marquette carferry slip, foot of Filer street. Fire Prevention Week, an annual event, starts Sunday and continues through Saturday of next week, Oct. 8-14 .inclusive. "The department feels many persons probably have not seen the city's latest piece of equipment in operation," Chief Barber said. "So Sunday noon we will inaugurate the special week with a special exhibition." Annual fire inspection of schools and business places, conducted by members of the department under Mr. Barber's direction, week. will take place next timated that a potential saving of $400,000 could be accomplished by transferring cases (for the relief rolls to the aid to dependent children program. every in - dication - tne Dr. Philip A. Callahan, di- | wou i d be turned down, rector of social security, said it was proposed to administer aid to dependent children to 14,000 existing cases, 4,000 cases now receiving mothers' pensions and 3,000 on relief or WPA rolls. ^Ht^-ft.** Myrtle Wagner, James Botten Is Arraigned in Court James Botten, who had pleaded guilty to a charge of issuing checks without sufficient funds when arraigned 'before Judge Max E. Neal at the opening session of circuit court Monday, was placed on six months' probation and assessed court Qosts of $40 in circuit court this morning. He was also ordered to make restitution for the checks. Emil Carlson, charged with embezzlement, is to toe sentenced at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The first jury case of the October term is scheduled to be heard Monday morning 1 . WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Mostly clou, dy tonight and Sunday with occasional rain. Warmer in east and! isouth portions tonight. Cooler Sunday. Detroit and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday with occasional rain; warmer -tonight; cooler Sunday; moderate south and southwest winds, Increasing to fresh at times. 'The sun sets today at 6:04 and rises Sunday at 8:37. The moon rises Monday morning at 1:30 n. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 ft. m.: Maximum 64, minimum 51, Lilies of Valley in Bloom Again proposals for peace, embodied in his lon£.,address to the German Reichstag Friday, there' was proposal turned down. France was settling down, prepared for a long war, her announced determination to "carry on to victory" apparently S1FE ON flUNTIC Mrs. Carl Ericksen's garden at 420 North Rath avenue is another of the numerous gardens in the city that have benefited by the spring-like weather. Mrs. Ericksen reported this morning that lilies of the valley were blooming once again, little, yellow berries and all.' Mrs. Er-I WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.— (fi>)— News of Iroquois Is Not Divulged by Navy Department unshaken by Herr Hitler's offer. Britain was suspicious of the fuehrer's outstretched hand, and even in the United States, editorial reaction to his address -.was that faith in his agreements ' were unjustified. Berlin went a step further today and suggested President Roosevelt would be an ideal choice to mediate the dispute in Europe, but at Washington, usually well Informed quarters declared the president would take no action unless he was certain in advance Britain and France wished him to step into the breach. icksen, very impressed with | A na vy spokesman's cryptic ob- their blooming at this time of co "" aH -" ****- """ "»™ H 1s prnr " 1 servation that "no news is good the year, said it was the first time in her memory that this! had ever happened in October. FATAL ACCIDiENT TAWAS CITY, Oct. 7.— (A>)— A panel truck and a passenger train of the Detroit and Mackinac railway collided at a crossing here Friday night, killing news" gave reason to believe tq- Pete Houghtaling, City. 23, of Bay DIES OF INJURIES ARBOR, Oct. 7.—4/P)— Huesman, 16-year-old York township farm hand, died Friday night of injuries suffered ANN Frank when his into a tree here. automobile crashed on Judd road near the steamship Iroquois was proceeding unmolested on its voyage across the Atlantic with Americans fleeing the European war. A German official advised the United States on Thursday that the ship would be sunk before reaching this country. The implication of the message, as made public by the White House, was that it would be destroyed by Britain or France and the blame placed upon Germany. Captain Edward A. Chelton, the ship's master, wirelessed the maritime commission several times Friday that the vessel was proceeding uneventfully. It ic scheduled to reach New York next Wednesday, Report U. S. Wealth Steadily 'Climbs NEW YORK, Oct. 7.—(#>)— The wealth of the United States, after a sharp decline from 1930 to 1934, has been climbing steadily since, the national industrial conference board reported today. A study by the board showed that from a peak of nearly $353,000,000,000 In 1929 the nation's wealth fell to $287,000,000,000 in 1934' and rose again to an estimated $322,000,000,000 in 1937, the latest year for which figures were available. Per capita wealth for the was put at $2,490 by ference board, $2,792 in 1922 .. peak of $2,910 in 1929. 1937 con- compared with and with the Aluminum Plants to Open Monday DETROIT, Oct. 7.— (fP)~ Eight plants of the & Brass workers Co. will Bohn Aluminum employing: 3,000 reopen Monday following ratification of a ' Jrike settlement Friday toy members of the CIO-TJnited Automobile Workers union. Union members voted almost unanimously to return to work under an agreement which recognizes the union , as exclusive bargaining agent, grants a five cent an hour increase for night work, and a vacation bonus percent of the nual earnings. Company and equal to employes' an- do what neither Paul Derringer nor Bucky Walters could— stop the Yanks. The day was warm .and bright, with a mild breeze blowing across the right field corner from the southeast The bleachers in right field,, packed solid more than an hour before game time were a solid mass of white shirts. The bleachers were the only unreserved sections in" ; the park. The grandstand, too, was crowded to capacity ,ana more. Those who didn't have seats just sat in the aisles. FIRST INNING, YANKEES: , <-, - - J.CfosettJ wifflfea on' ! five pitches. Thompson made a fiitlle throw trying to pick Crosetti off first. McCormlcfc raced In 10 feet, picked up Rolfe's bounder and beat the Yankee third sacker back to the bag for a. putout, unassisted, Crosetti going to second. Keller lined the first pitch well np into the right field stands for a home run scor* Ing Crosetti in front of him. There was a sudden activity in the Reds' bullpen along the left field line as Lefty Lee Grissom started to pitch to a catcher. DiMaggio was called out on strikes, watching a curve ureaR across the outside corner and the stands roared? Dickey worked the count to. one and three and then walked. Thompson threw a wild pitch which, rolled all the way back to the screen and Dickey ran all the way to third on it. Werber picked up Selkirk's dln::y joUer .down the third base line and threw poorly to McCormick who made a spectacular stab at and tagged Selkirk on the chest with his outstretched glove to retire him. Two runs, one hit, no errors, one left; FIRST INNING, REDS: ' Gordon raced far over back of second base to take Werbw's bouncer and threw him out in a fast play by inches. Frgy lifted an easy fly to DiMaggio in center. Goodman sent a high bouncer to the infield which took so long coming down that he beat Gomez's throw to Dahlgren by a step for a hit. McCormick sliced a single to right field advancing Goodman to third and thp stands were in an, uproar. Dickey walked to the mound to confer with Gomez. Lombardl slashed a ground single through second and into center field scoring Goodman and sending cMc- Cormick to second. The entire stadium rocked from the noise. Craft fanned, swinging at a fast ball inside. One run, three hits, no errors, two left. SECOND INNING, YANKEES: Gordon sent a high loul to Lombardl In front of the screen. There was activity In the Yankee bull pen now. Bump Hadley, portO^r rlgjit-nai<aer, started to warm up. Dahlgren lofted to Frey on the grass back of first base. Gomez fanned on a three-two pitch. uo, swinging at his second strike he swung all the way around and momentarily grabbed his .right side, apparently In pain. , No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. SECOND INNING, REDS: Hadley, a right-hander, went in to pitch for the Yankees. Apparently Gom°z was not. yet fully recovered from. (Please turn to Page 8, Column 8) union officials disagreed as to whether the union closed ihad shop, Ibeen for strike was called. granted a which the WOMAN IS KILLED MUSKEGONT~Oct. 7.— Mrs. Charles Cheever, 60, of Nashville, was killed Friday night in an automobile collision on US-31 near Whitehall. IT HAPPENED IN ONE, TWO, THREE ORDER RICHMOND, Ky.,(/P)—It actually happened: A kerosene lamp flamed up. Its fire nearly reached the ceiling. John Whitaker, fearing an explosion, threw the lamp out of the window. The lamp struck a pet rabbit, setting its fur on fire. The rabbit ran under a neighbor's house, with Whitaker's dog in close pursuit. ; The dog caught the blazing rabbit and dragged it from under the house, out. The fire was put Pneumatic tubes for transmission of messages were introduced In 1853. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7. The Los Angeles Examiner says "persistent rumors" are being; circulated at Los Angeles harbor- of sabotage aboard the Battleship Arizona. It says the reports deal, with damage to the ship's machinery-' and water tanks and that the. Federal Bureau of Investigation has been asked to aid in an in- Naval sources and the FB*! declined comment. The Arizona is }n harbor after a week's battle practice;at sea. Crew members were reported under surveillance, , ; "It was pointed out," the pap,er says, "that thp tHt prpbaDjY; would not be called Jntp a navy case-unlj.'ss the reported sa,bo-t tage had been connected with someone ashpre. , » ,, *« The Arizona, 1? Rea.r Admiral' (Russell Wlllson's. flagship <tf Battleship Division 1. ,.:...? .

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