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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX. NO. 291. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCT. 10, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. SENATORS ALLIES W^VN^N^N^W/'W*''*^*''^ »•»»— — — SOVIET HITS SNAG IN PLAN OF DOMINATION ';._.. I Moscow Has Established iProtectorates over little Natiorrs of Baltic (Bv DEWITT MACKENZIE) With Herr Hitler dangling peace before the Anglo-French allies and the war on both land and sea suffering from depression the chief point of interest in the European imbroglio centered in Russia's drive for supremacy in the Baltic—one of the coveted objectives of the Nazi program. The Muscovites, having established virtual protectorates over the little states of Latvia and Estonia—thereby assuring control of the Eastern Baltic—appeared today to have struck a snag in Finland. The Russians are said to be seeking heavy concessions from Finland in the way of naval bases which would make the Soviet master of the whole Baltic region. The Finns have sent a delegation to Moscow to discuss the Communist proposals, but at the same time they have mobilized their army on the Russian border and have given every indication that they don't intend to surrender rights which would infringe on their sovereignty. The other Scandinavian states naturally are in a state of great anxiety as the result of this tense situation. Meanwhile, Moscow was continuing negotiations with the idea of bringing the last of the Baltic states, Lithuania, into the closed circle. Russian troops too were 1 advancing into Latvia and Estonia to occupy the new military bases. In the face- of-ihJlJ Communist drive, Nazidom was rushing to carry out its astonishing scheme of repatriating Germans from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania— a total of some 118,000 people. Whether this resettlement is being carried out at the request of Russia, or is merely a part of Herr Hitler's general scheme of rebuilding the Reich, hasn't been made clear. It is evident, however, that thif withdrawal in the face of the Communist advance into the Baltic states will clear the road entirely for Moscow. Soviet Leader Stalin has won a great \ictory without having to go to war to do it. County Gets Funds for Snow Removal LANSING, Oct. 10.—(/P>—The auditor general's division prepared checks today for 45 Michi;an counties which received ive feet of snow or more a year and are therefore entitled to share in the state's $200,000-a- year snow removal fund. The apportionment is made on a basis of county road mileage and snowfall. Allotments, determined by the highway department, include: Luce, $1,912; Chippewa, $9,446; Macklnac, $3,901; Ottawa, $6,268; Mason, $3,534; Muskegon, S4J16; Newaygo, $7,050; Oceana, $5,426; Huron, $6.180; Kent, $4,943; Mecosta, $3,265; Allegan, $5,403. Richard Taylor, Who Pleaded Guilty to Negligent Homicide, Placed on Probation Three men were sentenced by Judge Max E. Neal at an evening session of circuit court Monday. Richard Taylor, colored CCC Camp Stronach enrollee, who Monday morning pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide, was placed on two years' probation and ordered to pay court costs amounting to $150. The negligent homicide charge was the outgrowth of an automobile accident on Aug. 12 i which proved fatal to Grant I Shoffner, 70-year-old Sheridan township farmer. LABOR DISPUTE CLOSES TWO AUTO JUHIS CIO Union Protests Dodge Factory Was Speeding Up Assembly Line DETROIT, Oct. 10.—(/P)—The speed at which an assembly line should move was the chief issue at stake today as the CIO United Automobile Workers and the Chrysler corporation attempted to iron out a dispute which has closed two Dodge plants and made more than 18,000 workers idle. Company spokesmen said their action in closing the plants came when union employes began a "slow-down" strike cutting production 50 percent by allowing every other car to go by them in the line untouched. Union officials countered with the charge that the company had ordered a "speed-up" in production rate which the men were unable to handle because of unfamiliarity with the new models. Here's Quick View of Actual Progress of New Hospital for Mason County- Last June it was just an excavation and scaffolding Citizens of Louisiana Revolt Over Two Arrests NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 10. __(#>),—citizen-revolt oj: the type the late Huey P. Long answered with militia bayonets flared again in Louisiana today. Bellicose reform groups, angered at the arrest Monday of two grand jurors who sought to read a report charging the New Orleans district attorney I with shielding law violators, called a general mass meeting. Superintendent of Police George Reyer ordered out a special detail of 30 police for the gathering. Rumors spread that National guardsmen would be. called but there was on official indication of such action. A public court hearing was called for today on charges of seven of the 12 grand jurors' that the district attorney, Charles A. Byrne, was blocking the jury's investigation of "graft and corruption." The citizens' meeting was schedueld for 30 minutes earlier in front of the court building. Jurors Sidney DeArmas and Edgar H. Powell were arrested on orders of Judge George P. Platt when they attempted to read the charges. They were In August it was a foundatio>n- NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 10 _(/j>)__A federal indictment charging Income tax evasion of $529,456.34 to six men described as operators of slot machines here in 1936 and 1937 was described as the second largest such case in history by United States District Attorney Rene Viosca. Federal authorities said it ranked behind the evasion of $5,000,000 charged to M. L. An- ncnberg, Philadelphia publisher. Indicted were Frank Costello, once described toy New York police city as a "slot machine king;" Philip Kastel of Stamford, Conn., and New York City; Dudley Geigerman, Harold Geigerman, alias Harold Miller; James Brocato, alias Jlmmie Moran, and Jacob Altman, alias Ja/ke Altman, The latter four are of New Orleans. The indictment declared Monday the evasions were on gross income of $2,592,575.70 from slot machine operation in New Orleans during 1936 and 1937. The government allowed deductions of $1,650,580.53 and placed the net income at $1,041,905.07. The charge said income of $958,187.64 was repoHed but that various .methods were used to evade tax (payments. George NusslocK, 35, and j John Hegstrom, 50, both of; Ludington, pleaded guilty to identical charges, driving away an automobile without intent to steal. Judge Neal fined Nusslock $10 and costs of $40. If he does! not pay within 50 days he will serve a 60-day term in cqunty Hegstrom was iftried $15 and assessed costs of $35 by Judge Neal. He was given until Saturday to pay with an alternative of 60 days in jail. To date, two divorce decrees have been handed down by Judge Neal. Donna Burnett was granted a divorce from Edward Burnett and Bernice Hansel from George J. Hansel. The first jury case of the current term opened this morning with Judge JfcJeal hearing the case of Daniel Young vs. Grace Soule and Floyd Soule, a trespass on the case. Jury consists of George Bryan, Earl Crotser, Harry Hasenbank, William Weippert, Floyd Smalley, John Wilson, Joseph Budzynski, Christ Christofferson, Edward Crawford, Stanley Lundquist, John Hunter and A. R. Klrkman. Receive Information . on 1940 'Census Ludington Chamber of Commerce announced this morning it has received information from the bureau of the census at Washington regarding the census of business and ensus of manufactures which ill be taken in Ludington be- inning Jan. 2, 1940. It is ex- iccted the census will require ,bout five months to 'com- ilete. The survey, it was learned, will be part of the most com- ilete, nation-wide survey of imerican business ever made, t will be the first complete ensus taken since 1935 and he information, as required by law, will include the volume" of business for the year 1939; how much was done on credit; stocks on hand at the beginning and end of the ylear; accounts receivable; number of employees; total pay roll; extent of self-employment and other information essential , to measure the ex- ;ent and volume of American Business. The Ludington Chamber of ommerce has announced that samples of the schedules or forms to be used in the census of business have been received. The census . of population, the farm census and the housing census will not start until April. 1, 1940. The company sent 10,000 day shift workers home twenty minutes after the start of operations Monday, and took similar action affecting 7,000 workers on the night shift an hour after they had reported for work. Another 1,300 workers in the Dodge truck plant also were sent home when company spokesmen said the "slow-down" had spread to that plant. Representatives of the UAW- CIO the Chrysler Corp. conferred Monday night without reaching an agreement. After the meeting Richard T. Frank- ensteen, director of the unions Chrysler division, said he had presented demands that the company establish "normal" production speed and that it submit the case of certain discharged employes to arbitration. The management said the "slow-down had started after it refused to reinstate a number of union employes discharged as a "disciplinary" measure. locked in an office for an hour, sentenced to that time for contempt, and then dismissed from TODAY it is THIS— I A NOTICE! Mr. Erving Miller of Cleveland, Ohio will show his complete line of Printzess winter coats Thursday afternoon and 1 evening at the .MARVEL SHOP Berrien County Action Challenges Constitutionality of New State Law LANSING, "oct~10.—(/P)—Let- ters went out today to members f the Michigan asple commis- ion and to newspaper publish- rs informing them of a cessa- ion of advertising the Michigan apple 'because of a suit lending in the Berrien county ircuit court questioning the constitutionality of the apple ax that finances the advertis- ntr venture. The letter, sent by Brooke, Smith and French, Inc., of Detroit, the agency in charge of advertising, criticized plaintiffs n the suit "for what it described as "short sightedness." The suit was filed in behalf of "a small 3 roup" of apple .growers, the etter said. The 193Q legislature enacted the law in question, imposing a tax of one cent a bushel on ap- jles grown for the market, the jroceeds to be used for adver- iising the fruit. Six Month Liquor Licenses Extended LANSING, Oct. 10.—Wi—The liquor control commission today ordered a 60-day extension of the life of all existing six months' licenses so they would not expire during the hunting season, which the commission described as "an important business in many parts of Michigan." Formal requests for extensions must be .filed with the commission, with the approval of local governmental 'bodies, and pro rata fees will toe assessed. The extensions, avail- ,ble to more than 300 licensees, wfll expire Dec. SI. Michigan Fugitive Captured in Ohio FREMONT. O., Oct. 10.—(#>)— Armed deputy sheriffs capturei Richard Mahoney, 46, fugitiv from the Southern Michigan State prison, Monday night sur prising him at the home of hi mother, Mrs. Lorana Mahoney. He was- found hiding in a second floor oloset, the officers said, and was taken into custody at the point of a sub machine gun. Mahoney escaped Sept. 2 from the Jackson institution. Groups in Every Part of County Rush Huge Finance Campaign Committees in Ludington, Scottville and in each township of Mason county continued today at the task of operating the biggest finance campaign ever undertaken in Mason county, to raise .money with which to complete a new, modern hospital building for Mason county. Committee make-up, in addition to 'that announced Monday, is as follows: Ludington, Second ward, i first precinct: Mrs. Lester I Blodgett, chairman, Mrs. J. E. ' Cady, Mrs. Arthur Cross and Miss Eva Masse. Ludingtonr Third ward: Mrs. Gerald Nerheim and Mrs. Eskel Olson, co-chairmen, Mrs. Earl Daugherty, Mrs. Robert Hannah, Mrs. Edward Organ, Mrs. Eldred Beebe, Mrs., Edward the jury. The mass meeting was called . by the people's league for all l"real Americans who want to save democracy and their grand jury." The citizens' voluntary committee said it would ask all five criminal court judges to make a public investigation of the district attorney and his staff. Petitions for Byrne's recall were prepared. Request Supervisors to Furnish Additional Funds for Two-County Group Mrs. Gail Owen!' ed at lOajn. A. .Jensen Mrs. ara Mason county board of supervisors convened this morning for the second day of its regular October session, balance of the morning period being taken up with cliscussion of a request for additional county funds for the Mason-Manistee county health unit. Made a special order of business, the question was introduc- - • - - by Mrs. Orve Pitt- and Mrs. Ar- CALL REPEAL OF EMBARGO 'SELF DEFENSE' Sen. Bankhead Says Bill Would Favor Great Britain and France WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.— (IP) —Senator Austin (R-Vt) described the administration neutrality bill today as "an act of self defense because it is designed to aid Great Britain and France." "We must do everything we can to hasten the victory of the allies," he told reporters. "We do not need to ask whether this bill is neutral. We only need to know that it's an act of self defense. "In order to protect our interests, we must make it possible for Great Britain and France to get supplies. That may be regarded as selfishness on our part, but at the same time it can be patriotic." !: Austin, assistant minority leader, is one of a half dozen Republican senators supporting the administration measure. It would repeal the embargo on arms sales to warring countries, which would have to pay cash (or get 90-day credits) for all American purchases. These would have to be transported in foreign ships. Austin expressed his views shortly before the Senate began It can and should be put into actual USE next April, to replace the present seriously out-modecl building. Whether or not it will, depends on the interest of the public in the present county-wide campaign for funds to complete the project. Mason county needs an adequate hospital building more than it needs any other single civic structure. Never again in the future will Mason county hav« opportunity to get so fine a building—one which' will so permanently solve this human need—for so little money as NOW. ., . . Charles Bark. Mrs. Clifford Johnson, Mrs. B. W. Sabin, Mrs. Myrtle Hollinger, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Rudolph Rogalke, Mrs. Frank Carlson, Mrs. Ray Thompson, Mrs. Dan O'Connell, Mrs. George MeMullen, . Mrs. A. E. Johnson, Mrs. Ernest Wiegren, Mrs. Carl Gunberg, Mrs. Rinehart Lagesen. Ludington, Fifth ward: Mrs. A. H. Burch and Mrs. L. J. Anderson, co-chairmen , Mrs. John Keene, Mrs. Malcolm Gingrich, Mrs. A. E. Schroeder, Mrs. Edward Holzbach, Mrs. Philip Hartman, Mrs. William Sherlock. Mrs. Oscar Holmstrom, Mrs. Arthur Augustson, Miss Irma Kennedy. Fourth ward, west of Madison street: Mrs. Peter Copeyon, I chairman, Mrs. William " Hamilton, Mrs. Andrew Anderson, Mrs. Joseph Gadziemski. Hamlin townshhip, Upper lake region: George Allard, chairman, Miss Elaine David, Mrs. Harold Ehler, Mrs. William Leppla, Mrs. Frank Beaune. Lower lake region: Mrs. Corwill Jackson, chairman, Myers Peterson, William Case. Contributors added to the Monday list are: Mrs. Bessie Roberts, Mrs. Fred Hermann, Erwin R. Hermann, (Please turn to Page 6, Column 4) thjir Oross of Ludington, corn- mittee women from unit. the health WEATHER Lower Michigan; Fair and considerably cooler. Scattered light frost in northwest and extreme north portions tonight. Wednesday fair and cooler in southeast; rising temperature in afternoon in northwest portion. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair and considerably cooler tonight; Wednesday fair and cooler; fresh southwesterly winds shifting to northwesterly this afternoon. The sun sets today tit 5:59 and rises Wednesday at 6:40, The moon rises Wednesday at 5:08 a. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a, m.: Maxi- mum'03, minimum 80, Nine Killed When Train Strikes Auto TORONTO, Oct. 10.—(Canadian Press)—Seven school children and two women were killed today when a Canadian Pacific railway train truck an automobile at a crossing west of Toronto. The dead: Mrs. Gordon Brown, who was driving the car, and her daughters, Marian and Dorothy. Mrs H. H. Davis and her daughters, Verna and Gladys. Two brothers named Tibando. Joyce Boyle, 10. Mrs. Brown was driving the children to a school at Islington when the westbound train struck the car. STRUCK" BY AUTO SAGINAW, Oct. 10.—(#>)—Louis E. Schmidt, 42, of Saginaw, was struck and killed toy an automobile Monday.on US- 10-23. DETROIT, Oct. 10.—£fP)—De- troiters cast their ballots in the city-wide primary election today, amid predictions that few more than 20 percent of the eligible voters would turn out. For the mayoralty, three candidates opposed Mayor Richard W. Reading, who seeks re-election. They were Edward J. Jeffries, Jr., council president; William T. Skrzycki, former head of a bakery chain, and Frederick A. Wayne, builder. Eighteen candidates were to .be nominated for city council posts. Clerk Fred W. Castator and Treasurer Albert E. Cobo both were unopposed and will be automatically re-elected Nov. 7. Oakley E. Distin, chief election supervisor, estimated that approximately 125,000 votes would be cast. There are 618.253 registered voters in the 961 city precincts, Distin said. Progress Reported in Settling Strike LANSING, Oct. 10.—(/P)—Definite progress in settling the Alpena garment strike were re- norted today as representatives of the Alpena Garment company, the Internationl Ladies Garment Workers union and the state labor mediation board assembled to continue their negotiations. Arthur Raab, of the labor board, said Monday night when the conference adjourned that both the company and the union were showing "co-operation and temperance" in their demands. He added that the company appeared to be presenting its proposal to the union" in a frank fashion" while the union was considering the company's stand Taking the floor, Mrs. Pittard explained that the Michigan Children's (Couzens) fund, original sponsor and present heavy contributor to the fund, has requested the county to increase its share of the unit's annual budget from a present expenditure of county funds of 5 l /2 cents per capita, to 10 cents per capita. The increase would involve approximately $800, raising the annual appropriation of county funds from a present figure of $1,180 to about $2,000. Others Contribute Contributors, other than the county and the Couzens fund, include the United States department of health and the state of Michigan, as follows: County, $1,180; U. S. department of health, $4,000; state, $3,000; Couzens fund, $4,320. The Michigan C h i 1 d r e n's (Please turn to Page 6, Column 5) Kentucky Governor Becomes Senator WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-4/P)— Senator Alben W. Barkley (D- Ky) and lormer Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler of Kentucky buried their 1938 political differences today to walk down the Senate, aisle together. The occasion w'as Chandler's taking the oath as junior senator from his state to succeed the late M. M. Logan. It is custo- the sixth day of neutrality debate. The chamber agreed to vote on a motion by Senator- Tobey (R-NH) to divide the bill into two parts. • Tobey wants quick action on the provisions which would prevent American shipping and travel in danger zones, with later discussion on the controversial arms embargo section. , l Administration forces opposed Tobey's proposal. They claimed more than 60 votes for the entire bill, and received public support today from Senator Bankhead (D-Ala). ' ' • Bankhead told reporters the measure "will do more than anything else to keep us out of war." , "I'm for the bill," he added. "I don't see why we shouldn't aid Great Britain and France." Senators who take this attitude point out that those powers would be able to obtain American supplies because they control the seas, whereas German shipping to and from the United States has ceased. Administration circles were fighting a motion by Senator Johnson (D-Colo) to recess the Senate for three days in order to give President Roosevelt a free . hand to negotiate an European peace. NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—<£>)— Robert G. Elliott, official executioner for five eastern states, died today at his home in Richmond Hill, Queens. . Announcement of his death was made bv his son, Robert GK Elliott, Jr. The executioner, who was 65. had 1 been ill since last May. The cause of death was intelligently call." and sympatheti- Two Children Die in Blazing Home FLINT, Ocl10.—W—TWO children were burned to death today when a stove exploded and set fire to then- home. The victims were Constance Scharrer, 18 months old, and her brother, Verl Scharrer, Jr., two months old. Mrs. Scharrer told police she was working in the kitchen of her three-room dwelling when the blast occurred. The fire spread so rapidly she was unable to get to the bedroom where the children were sleeping. ia,i/e m. ivi. juugaii. J.L 10 uuouu- "*-./ • -—-- -- . ,. mary for the senior senator to! given as coronajy^emboUsm. escort the new colleague to' ™" ! ~ - "~"~ "" the rostrum. Chandler unsuccessfully opposed Barkley's renomination last year in a bitter campaign which found President Roosevelt supporting Barkley. Chandler resigned as governor Monday, and was immediately appointed to Ixyran's seat by Keene Johnson, who became governor. Thirty-Eight Attend Local X-Ray Clinic Thirty-eight persons attended the X-ray clinic held at the courthouse in Ludington Monday afternoon. The clinic, made possible through the county health department in co-operation with the Michigan Tuberculosis association, was conducted by Arnold Linden, association technician, and Miss Olive Conely, health unit nurse, assisted by Mrs. Olga Peterson. At a previous''clinic, tuberculin tests were given 96 people with 29 nositive reactions. Thirty-eight X-rays were taken Monday and the films sent for reading. Reports will be sent to family physicians of those X-rayed. The Michigan Tuberculosis association, sponsor of testing and X-ray clinics, is supported through the annual sale of Christmas seals. Elliott had spent part of the summer in a sanitorium . Among the persons he put to death were Bruno Richard Hauotmann, kidnaper of the Lindbergh baby; and Sacco and Vanzetti, convicted in Massa- chusettts of' murder and the central figures in a world wide protest. Elliott's condition improved so much in recent weeks that he returned to his home on Oct. 2; That day, his son said, he took a walk around the block and visited with old friends. The son said he believed the exercise was too much for him because he suffered a relapse almost immediately afterwards and since that time had been under the care of two physicians. *—*—#—*—» -• » f OLD TIME DANCE at WEVER'S INN Walhalla. Wednesday Night Also Friday, Saturday and Sunday , r ./;./,>

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