The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 9, 1939 · Page 1
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Ludington, Michigan
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 290. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, OCT. 9, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. ACCIDENTS STATE TAKE RUSSIA HOLDS INTEREST IN EUROPE'S WAR Soviet Moves Rapidly'tb Bring Eastern Nations Under Its Control <BY'THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) A quickened Soviet diplomatic offensive 1 today held the center of the European staged from the stalemated western war front. Working swiftly while Ger- many'and the British-French Allies are pre-occupied with their slow-moving war and Hitler's peace offer, Russia • pushed her drive for increased domination of eastern Europe and her co-operation with Germany with four-fold negotiations. Finland, Lithuania, Turkey and Germany herself were included in the scope of Russian activities. Estonia and Latvia already have fallen under Soviet sway through pacts giving Russia sweeping military and economic concessions A similar pact with neighboring Lithuania was expected shortly. ' Finland, though promising herself there would be no capitu- lafyon to the Russsian giant, agreed to send a special envoy to Moscow for important talks. Juhu Kusti Paasiklvi, Finnish jninister to Sweden, was selected as4he envoy who Is expected .soon in Moscow where diplomatic activity lias increased "since Russia and Germany collaborated In'the partition of Poland. A German trade delegation, which arrived only Sunday, reached quicx agreement that Russia "should immediately begin .supplying Germany materials fend Germany filling orders" for the Soviet union. Some mystery surrounded negotiations with Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minlster'Sufcru Saracog- lu remained in Moscow, but without apparent results from his visit. There were reports his course would be determined somewhat by the results of a Turkish military mission's current visit to London. Germany started a program of repatriating Germanic minorities from other countries of Eastern Europe. Persons of German blood in small Baltic states occupied -the first attention of Berlin, but xnonorities in the Balkans were said to be next on the list. Hitler's Final Peace Offer to Europe! Germany^ has no conflicts of int«r«stt or points of dispute with these States No demands against England except Colonial problem Germany's interests in these (Baltic States) are . . . Traditional friendship with Holland purely economical No grudge against Denmark ... "Creation of a Polish State" with no hot-beds of intrigue against Germany and Russia The independence of Sfovakian State ' s recognized GERMANY . . . German, Yugoslavia, and Hungary frontiers are regarded permanent . . . Why should war now occur on the Western Front . . . Loyal, friendly relations between Belgium and Switzerland TOBEY PLAN DEFEAT SEEN Proposal to Defer Action on Repeal Is Opposed by Both Sides Supervisors Convene For October Session WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. Both sides in the Senate neutrality fight today forecast defeat of Mason county board of supervisors convened at the courthouse this morning for its regular October session which is expected to take from three to five days. Two principal items of business will come before the tooard: First, approval of annual appropriations and setting up the annual county budget so county taxes can be spread, members to their county, welfare boards, and 011 Oct. 16 the state social welfare commission will select the third. The commission ruled last week that as a "general policy" it would not accept members I of boards of supervisors for that appointment, even though they resigned to qualify. Return of responsibility for relief to county control has in AUTOMOBILES ACCOUNT FOR TEN DEATHS Two Men Killed by Lethal Gas While Fumigating Battle Creek Tavern and, secondly, setting up a j many new county welfare commis- vance sion in accordance with Mich- the Tobey proposal to defer ac- j jgan's new welfare act. tion on arms ecbargo repeal until a "cash and carry" system of wartime trade is adopted. Opponents of the administration's neutrality bill declared, however, that the vote would not represent an accurate test of strength on the repeal issue. Balloting was expected late this afternoon or Tuesday. Senator Tobey (R-NH) argued that since there was little op- instances brought ad- headaches in the form of state demands that the individual counties carry more The latter question, object of'of the financial cost several district and state con- ' The state announced that it ferences in recent weeks, is! is sending field examiners into expected to make the current the counties this week to assist session one of the most im-lin cleaning up the affairs of portant in several years. It the county emergency relief is the board's responsibility, at the present session, to put into action the "home rule" clause of the 1939 welfare reorganization law. By Nov. 1 all counties are commissions, which are expiring. Hitler's Reichstag speech revealed col6nial aspirations anil called for revision of boundaries "based on ethnographic, economic and national lines." How his foreign policy affects his neighbors is shown on map, ''••* .with excerpts from his address. ,- Y SETTLEMENT Officials Are Checking Records' to See if Anything Is Missing WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.— (fP)— Officials of the Dies committee checked their files today to determine whether their office had been burglarized. Dr. J. B. Matthews, research director, told police Sunday that the committee's room on the fifth floor of the House of Representatives office building had been entered and its files searched during the weekend. Luxembourg Consulate Is Raided By Police CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 9.— i sulates with the duchy of Lux- Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz 'sought I embourg, and that therefore the A window was said, and there broken, he were foot- LANSING, Oct. 9.—(#)—The Consumers Power company and the Utility Workers Organizing C<*nmittee (CIO) filed with the state labor mediation board today their acceptance of a grievance plan as the basis for settlement of the three weeks old consumers power strike. The plan excludes collective bargaining on such issues as wages, hours and working conditions, 'but sets up machinery for the adjustment of individual grievances or disputes. The company Is to start immediately a new schedule of job classifications and wages, with provision for a review to discover and rectify any inequalities. Any wage increases resulting from the reclassification would become effective on Nov. 1. The plan leaves the way open for a rival labor union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL) to take advantage of its terms if it so chooses. SEVERE HAILSTORM ISHPEMING, 'Oct. 0.—>(/?)—A hailstorm, called the worst here In 40 years, swept through Ishpeming Sunday morning, stripping trees of their leaves and causing widespread property damage. One greenhouse counted its loss at more than $1,000 from shattered glass.. prints on th broad ledge outside. The ledge could have been reached from one of several washrooms, he added. The committee, investigating unAmerican activities, made public a purported Communist party reported which complained of lack of progress in the CIO locally, but said that "John L. Lewis (CIO president) will not get' after our comrades for being Communists." Chinese Report Further Victories MEETING OF THE FIN & FEATHER 6LUB WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11 8 p. m. at the EAGLES' HALL Local conservation pictures wil{ be shown. BERNARD BETKA, Secy. HONGKONG, Oct. Chinese said today their forces were driving Japanese remnants toward the Honan-Hupeh provincial border, the starting point of a Japanese drive against Changsha. Dispatches from Changsha said the people were celebrating what they considered a major Chinese victory with mass meetings and the publication of congratulatory messages. At Chungking, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek was said to have ordered distribution of a cash award equivalent to about $12,000 to the personnel of the North Hunan army. An undisclosed additional amount was announced also by a private group as a "comfort" donation. OIL"pmC|E CLIMBS MT. PLEASANT, Oct. 9.— Michigan crude oil touched $1 per barrel for the first time'this year when the Pure Oil Co. and the Leonard Pipe. Line Co. advanced prices this morning from 4y 2 to 8 cents in the Midland and Clare fields. A price of $1.02 was posted for the Midland area and 97 cents iri the Clare area. HUNTING FATALITY ST. IGNACE^ Oct. 9.— Harold Abbe, 20, of Moran, was fatally Injured Sunday when he was Shot while hunting with his brother, Delmaiy 18. Mackinac county authorities said the older brother was accidentally shot In the 'back by a charge of bird shot 'from ' a 16 gauge shotgun. He died two hours later. Prosper Reiter, Luxembourg consul^ for questioning today after an anti-gambling raid on the hilltop mansion which housed the tiny nation's consulate. Reiter reportedly was "week- endir\g out of town" when a sheriff's squad seized two men guarding a steel gate to the 77-acre wooded estate and paid a surprise Sunday afternoon call at the pretentious dwelling. The officers ordered 200 persons, most of them women, to leave, and arrested four, men described as^ card dealers on charges of violating a county gambling ordinance. They later were released on $250 bail each. Capt. George Contreras, who headed the raid, said he had cited John F. Garrison, chancellor of the consulate, to appear Friday with Reiter for questioning. Contreras said Secretary of State Hull had informed Biscailuz the United States had no diplomatic treaty regarding con- Today Final Day to Pay_City Tax Today was the last day for Ludington residents to pay their 1939 city, real and personal taxes and the usual last minute rush of taxpayers greeted City Treasurer Maude Love. After today there will be a four percent penalty.. All this morning and Saturday, a long stream of taxpayers stood 1 in line at the city hall awaiting their turn. They were being handled as rapidly as possible. Dickinson Blames Crime on Liquor consulate was not entitled to political immunity. The officer said he would file a gambling complaint against Reiter. Jle added that the 200 patrons crowded around dice, position to the basic idea of ban- supposed to have set up county ning American ships and citizens welfare boards and to be tak- from the European war zone, ing over responsibility for di- those restrictions in the pending rect relief. measure should be written into To EJect Members law immediately. At its current session, Mason "We cannot afford to keep county board of supervisors. America in jeopardy," he told n along with those of the rest radio audience Sunday night, of the state, will elect two "by holding up action on the safeguard sections of the present neutrality bill until after many weeks and perhaps months of debate shall be concluded on the controversial issue of repeal of the arms embargo." Administration forces objected to splitting up their bill as Tctocy proposed. They expressed certainty of ultimate victory for repeal by a sizable margin, and predicted that debate would not last much more than another week. The latter estimate was challenged by Senator Nye (R-ND), one .of the anti-repeal leaders, who said that at least 20 more senators intended to speak against the measure. He added that some of the group opposed the Tobey motion, jygenator BorahV(R-Idaho), who iRtened the opposition ca&£'iast week, was described as believing that little could be gained by a long list of speeches. He made were crowded around mce, i ifc lahli though, that he was de chuck-a-luck and poker tables, j pending on a rev ival of national Bingo and tango games were in , mterest to bolster the opposition progress; he said. j case when a final preached. vote is ap- Water Supply Is Curtailed Sunday Ludington was without a water supply early Sunday morning, due to mechanical difficul- Pleads Guilty to Charge Of ties at the plant. Officials said •* . _ . f V» rt oViti f rlr^tim ITTO f r»Q n eori n\7 Negligent Homicide; to Face Sentence Richard Taylor, charged with negligent homicide in the death of Grant Schoffner in an auto Special Session Before taking local action on appointment of its two members of the new county commission, the Mason county board will meet in special session at 7:30 tonight at the courthouse to hear Carlton H. Runciman of Lowell, member of the new state welfare commission. who will" discuss the new act and how to carry out its provisions. Matter of annual county appropriations, and setting up of the annual county budget, is expected to come up throughout the session, starting probably Tuesday. Actual adoption of the budget will be one of the session's ness. final items of busi- the was caused by neglect of one of the station attendants. According to charts at the pumping station, the water pressure dropped abruptly about 1 a. m. and it was not until 8:45 DETROIT, Oct. 9. Luren D. Dickinson declared Sunday that 40 percent of all crime can be traced to the liquor traffic. The 80-year-old chier executive spoke at a meeting- of the Detroit City Rescue mission. The people of Michigan, he said, spend more to support the liquor traffic than they do to support their state. The governor said crime, insanity and other problems could 'be attributed to the fact that people of today have more to divert them from simple living and faith In God than In pioneer days. ing's sesion of circuit court. Arraigned before Judge Neal at the opening session of court last Monday, Taylor had pleaded not guilty. He was to be sentenced either this afternoon or Tuesday morning. HLs case had been listed as the first jury case on the October calendar. Emil Carlson, who had pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge last week, was placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay court costs of $25 by Judge Neal Saturday afternoon. He was also ordered to make restitution to the amount of $215. ui crictni, auiiumici in an «.UK^ ,. , ,, nrpssiirp was VP- crash Aug. 12, changed a plea of a . m that the piessme was le not guilty to one of guilty before! stoied. to noimi^ _ i - -• ,-, » T i *. 4-V> i n «•* sf»v\ W1 vll Uilc ^loy o LUl ct&c Uctilri. ill Judge Max E. Neal at this morn- process of , being paintedi offl _ cials explained it is necessary to keep pumps running at all times to handle the demand. . Commissioner H. C. Bertram, chairman of the city water committee, said the difficulty has been fully corrected. Fliers Attempt to Shatter Record MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 9.— (/P)— Robert A. McDaniels, 25, of Muncie and Kelvin F. Baxter, 23, of Richmond, trying for a new world's light airplane en- their Campaign for Funds to Complete Hospital Is Begun in Ludington Today Twenty five new committees were at work as-a general campaign for funds with which to complete a new hospital building for Mason county got under way today. In Ludington, the drive, under nine ward -chairmen arid- cochairmen, was to complete on a house-to-house basis this week, each precinct chairman having set up committees to assist in the work. Each drive worker is asked to report results, as soon as, the solicitation is completed, to his or (her individual chairman, who in turn will report to the general commitee. , Report Instuctions In townships, workers were asked to complete the solicitation this week if possible, and by Oct. 23 at the latest. Each township chairman is asked to hold all reports until the drive is completed in that township, then submit one report for the entire township. Scottville committee was to organize tonight and Tuesday. In addition to the general citywide and county-wide drive which began'today, 10 committees which started a special preliminary campaign among places of business and others in Ludington last week were rapidly completing that project. Workers on last week's committees were urged to complete all work at once and turn in cards and reports to their individual chairman. List of Members District committees who Annual reports of county officers, previously received at the October session, will J>e put over this year until the January term, due to action during the past year- placing- the county on a fiscal year extending from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. As a result, a regular January session will be held each year instead of once every two years as previously. The January term, henceforth, will be the annual report term. 'bert Stewart, 77, Morrison, 47, all WEATHER Weather 'Forecast Lower Michigan: Intermittent rain tonight and Tuesday. Warmer tonight. Cooler Tuesday except in extreme east and extreme north portions. Detroit und Vicinity: Intermittent rain tonight and Tuesday; warmer tonight; light variable winds becoming fresh southerly. The sun sets today at 6:01 and rises Tuesday at 6:30. The moon rises Tuesday at 3:55 n..m. Sentences Imposed in Wife-Swapping LAPEER, Oct. 9.—(#•>—Clarence June and Mrs. Mildred Davis, two of the principals in La- peejr county's much publicized "wife swapping" case, were sentenced by Circuit Judge Louis C. Cramton today to serve six months in jail. June's wife, Edith, was placed g^fiSr^rSf^f S ined Da $r 5 0 was afire. The family fled un- and ordered to pay $100 court Via "™ ori Employes of Dodge Factory Are Sent Home After 20 Minutes Work DETROIT, Oct. 9.—(#»)_ T ne Chrysler corporation closed its Dodge division 20 minutes after the start of operations today andl sent 10,000 workers home. Herman L. Weckler, vice- president in charge of Chrysler operations, said urn'oh em- ployes had started a "slow down" strike after the management had refused to rehire 64 employes . dismissed last week. The Dodge management said the 3:30 p. m. shift would go to work as usual and that operations on later shifts would toe continued and the "shutdown Itofday were brought about toy employes allowing automobiles on the final as- line to go pasj; un- disrupting produc- (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) At least 17 persons met : acci? dental death in Michigan over the week-end. Automobile fatalities accounted for the majority as usual, claiming 10 lives. Two men were killed by lethal gas while fumigating a tavern, two boys suffocated when they were trapped, in . a box while at play, one man drowned, a child was killed in a fall and a boy was electrocuted. DETROIT—Four persons were killed in the Detroit area in week-end automobile accidents. They were Phillip Rupal, 59, Aland Archie pedestrians, and Clifton Barnes Jr., 25, killed while driving a home-made automobile in a race at the Motor City speedway. MT. CLEMENS—Crushed by the rear wheel of a truck as she played near an excavation in Van Dyke, Gail Pauline Hebert, 23-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindare Hebert, died Sunday. ROCHESTER—John Wallace, 20, of Pontiac, was killed-in an automobile collision Sunday east of here. Three others were hurt seriously. KALAiMAZOO—John C. Alzner, 53, of Detroit, was killed Saturday when an automobile struck him as he crossed an intersection. • ' • LANSING—Kenneth W. 'Nelson, 4, of Lansing, was struck and killed by a truck Saturday near here. IONIA—John CQbb, 4.6, ...'<#. Ionia;'was kriocTced from his bicycle and fatally injured by a truck Saturday night three miles south of here. FLINT—LeRoy.J. Liggett, 33, of Mt. Morris, was killed Saturday when another automobile struck his stalled vehicle on a highway near here. BATTLE CREEK — Cyanide gas, used to fumigate a tavern. was blamed by Qoroner Willard Putnam for the death of' Archie"' L. Seeley, 38, and Jay J. Mosher, v 60, early Sunday. Putnam said the two men apparently delayed too long in leaving the tavern. DETROIT— Two seven-year- old boys died of suffocation Saturday when they were trapped in a'wooden chest behind their home. Deputy Coroner Foster Knobloch said the j touched, tion. United Automobile volunteered tn take Tart in this Corkers officiate refused to volunteered to take part in cnis . dismissals and week's general campaign include : Ludington, First ward: Mrs. Henry Kronlein, chairman, Mrs. Arthur Dewey, Mrs. Ralph Sheldon, Mrs. Clay Blue, Mrs. Robert Lunde, Mrs. Godfrey Hallberg, Mrs. E. D. Hamilton, Mrs. G. F. (Please turn to Page 2, Column 5) durance record, were in second week aloft today after an eventful week-end. ,_._.__. Sunday ; they flew past the j Swarthout, Mrs. Emma Cooper, halfway mark in their effort to outdo Hunter and Humphrey Moody, Decatur (111.), brothers who in August stayed in the air 343 hours, 46 minutes. The local aviators took off Oct. 1 at 10:53 o'clock in the morning. Saturday they zoomed low over Carlisle Floyd's house to warn Floyd and his family, who were asleep, that their house recognize the dismissals and ordered the men to report for work as usual this morning. When the management refused to reinstate them, a corporation spokesman said, unionists be van a 50 percent slowdown. Today's halt in operations followed an exchange of accusations over the week-end ^ri>Mra.v*-*wi-»v) <*»••»• ^^...... ..v. .»,__£_,.-, ^L*fcjcvmv/lii3 \JYli* I; lit YVCCiYCitU Mrs. Fred Roth, Mrs. Elbert between the company and the The four were convicted recently of lewd and lascivious, cohabitation. It was contended that they traded mates and divided their 14 children. Mrs. June has started suit for divorce. She and June have 10 children. harmed. BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE- EVEN IN MAIL BOXES SAN FRANCISCO, (#>)—As a contribution to highway beauty the post office is campaigning for standardized, attractive rural mail boxes. Citing Texas as well advanced'in this regard, the Postmasters' Gazette praised the standard 'type of metal box, white Violumn and tJEteS^"^ HS: -"SSSffi op^te base adopted in that mum 68, minimum S3. state. V Traverse Cruiser .Destroyed by Blast TRAVERSE CITY, Oct. 9.— (/P) —An explosion which destroyed a 38-foot cruiser owned by William R. Foote, president of the Traverse City chamber of commerce, injured three persons Sunday. Foote suffere'd a broken leg, Shirly Ann Jedle, his young niece, suffered fractures of both legs, and Mrs. Harvey Larsen, a guest, was cut about the face arid burned. Foote, bound for a fishing trip with his wife and several guests, was trying to start the motor of the crajft when the explosion occurred. Says Germans Persecuted in U. S. ANDOVER, N. J., Oct. 9.—(/P) —Fritz Kuhn, national leader of the German-American bund, says "the only persecuted race in America is the German element." Kuhn, free in $50,000 cash bail pending trial on charges he em- toezzled $14,548 in bund funds, made this charge Sunday to 3,000 bund members at nearby Camp Nordland at a German day celebration. "The bund is willing to fight the question of whether Americans of German descent have the same right to speak their minds as descendants of other races," he said. "All accusations against the bund and myself will not be upheld in the courts," he predicted. Bund members shouted "no" when asked whether they had ever been urged to take an oath of allegiance to a foreign .power, commit sabotage or undertake espionage Activities. union.- U. S. Naval Vessels Escort Iroquois WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.— ( Naval vessels have reached the American Liner Iroquois, returning- from Ireland with 584 passengers, and are escorting her home. This was disclosed Sunday by the navy, which declined 'fur- boys, Donald Galster and Edward Jasica, apparently had crawled into the chest while playing "cops and robbers", had pulled shut the heavy lid and were unable to dpen it again. MT. CLEMENS—John Kozlowski, 32, of Detroit, drowned in the Clinton river Sunday when h'e fell from a boat. DETROIT — Two-year-old Ronald Tulock was fatally in- lured Sunday in a fall from a norch to the yard of his home. " MT. PLEASANT—Julius Borst, 12, of Lake George, was electrocuted Sunday when his head touched a high tension wire as he climbed a tree. His companion, Walter Hergenroeder, Jr., 12, also of Lake George, was uninjured. IS SECT TO STATE MARQUETTE, Oct. 9.— UP)— The gates of the Northern Michigan branch prison closed today behind Hayward S. Ablewhite, former bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Northern Michigan, as he began his sentence of one to 10 years for embezzlement from church funds. ther information. ^ The German ( sentenced Saturday when he """ ~~" '" "'" " pleaded nolo contendere two admiralty notified the White House last Thursday that the Iroquois, due in New York Wednesday, would be sunk "through a repetition of circumstances which marked the loss of the Steamship Athenia." German officials have denied that a Nazi submarine torpedoed the Athenia, a British ship, on the f.irst day of the war. They declare that the British had it sunk and then tried to blame the Reich for propaganda reasons. The law in Alaska: No one may disturb a grizzly bear for the purpose of taking its picture. hours after his arrest, the tpr.- ber church dignitary had been held in the Marquette county jail pending his removal to the prison. Warden Marvin L. Coon said he probably would be transferred to the State Prisp-i of Southern Michigan or to the Ionia, reformatory after A 10 to 15 day quarantine period. •Ablewhite is said t'o have expressed a preference for sev- ving his term at the Southern Michigan prison. State law {provides the jninimum sentence can be reduced to eight or ten months, on good, pe- havior.

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