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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS 1>i VOLUME XLIX, NO. 292. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT- 1.1, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. RUSSIA TURNS EYES Detroit Auto Labor Trouble Spreads THREE PLANTS ARE CLOSED; 24,000 IDLE Say Shutdown of All Chrysler Units May Be Result of Dispute DETROIT, Oct. 11.— (&)— A dispute between the CIO United Automobile Workers and the Chrysler corporation, which already has closed three plants and curtailed production at two others, threatened to spread to more units of the huge automobile concern today. The total number of workers affected rose to more than 24,000 as the company nalted operations at one Chrysler unit and the DeSoto plant Tuesday because of material shortages. Another Chrysler unit was closed when the company said a strike began among girl em- ployes. I The Dodge main and Dodge trunk .plants have been closed since Monday, when the company charged the union with conducting a "slow-down" strike and sent the workmen home. A corporation spokesman said if the "slow-down" continued in the Dodge units it -would "close down all Chrysler divisions as well as many departments in the Briggs Manufacturing Co. within two days." In an outspoken exchange of letters, company and union representatives accused one another of attempting to "camouflage" the real issue—the impending negotiations for a union Says Many Want Nation To Choose Sides In War WASHINGTON, OCT. 11.—(/P) —Senator Clark (D-Mo) asserted today it was an "open secret" that many supporters of the administration bill to repeal the arms embargo believed that the United States should take sides in the European war. Opening the seventh day of the Senate neutrality debate, Clark criticized the pending legislation as "a sieve instead of a fortress for our peace and security." Few people appeared to realize, he said, that repeal of the embargo "is actually a quiet process of taking sides" because it would open American arms markets to Great Britain and France. Trade with Germany has been halted by the British naval blockade. "It is an open secret in the Senate that there are many in and out of the Senate who believe that we should choose sides in the war," Clark said. "It is no extraordinary coincidence contract to replace the which expired Sept. 30. pne that these men will be voting for repeal of the embargo. "They think it means a safe choosing of sides, without perhaps too much danger to our peace. As one senator said over the radio the other night, they want to blow Hitler off the earth without getting in the war." The Missouri senator said that administration spokesmen had sponsored "a gigantic piece of public foolery" in contending that this country could not have both arms embargo and a "cash and carry" plan for other products. The administration bill would require belligerents to obtain title here to purchases made in this country and would prohibit American ships from carrying any materials to those belligerents. Clark said he hoped the country would realize that this plan was no alternative to the arms embargo. "Now they call it 'cash and carry,' " he said. "Soon it will be 'crash and carry' and before we know it, it will be 'clash and carry'—carry the. debt forever." THREE KILLED WHEN SCHOOL BUS CRASHES Vehicle Careens from Highway and Plunges Down 75- Foot Embankment FRENCH TROOPS STAND GUARD ON WESTERN FRONT E TO SET UP WAR, W. Va., Oct. 11.—(#>)—A disabled school bus careened from a highway and plunged down a 7'5-foot embankment today, killing three students and injuring 62 other persons, some critically. The big, 70-passenger machine, carrying 64 students and the driver to Big Creek high school here, fell on the Norfolk and Western railway tracks and smashed to bits. The dead were identified as Maxine Beavers of Bartley, 18- year-old high crushed under Lucille Mullins school senior, the wreckage; of Raysal, who Waterworks Fireman, Discharged as Result of Incident Sunday Morning ,p re ,j minary step Toward Ludington city commissipn | Solution of Problem Taken held a special meeting at the city hall Tuesday night to con- Herman L. Weckler, Chrysler vice-president in charge of operations, wrote Richard T. Frankensteen, head of the union's Chrysler division, that the company was "willing to negotiate." "Bring in your negotiating committee and let's get down to business," he ready again to "We make a fair con- sider a course of action connection with a charge negligence on the part o'f of the pumping station tendants which resulted Ludington being without in of one tract, but not to let you run the plants." Frankensteen replied that the union "is not asking to run the Chrysler shops," and warned in a water supply Sunday morning. As a result, John Rondeau, night fireman, employed at the pumping station for the past eight years, was relieved of his duties. Commissioners, in dismissing him. stressed the seriousness of the situation of a city without water, pointing out what might have happened by Supervisors Preliminary step toward solu- _ tion of the problem of bringing Mason county in line with the state's new welfare re-organization act was taken by the had out during fire broken that time. Ludington was without water from about 1 a. m. until 9 tliatYfYhToomoanv "oerslsu'in a - m - Sunda y morning, accord- that if the company persists in fne . fo rhflrts at th £ water- its declaration of war on the chosen union of its employes, the union will have no recourse but to defend itself with every resource at its command. WASHINGTON, —Michigan, with 2,760,000 bushels, Oct._ 11.— (ff) a crop of racked third | tank. among .peach-producing states for 1939. the agriculture department reported today. The crop virtually Coubled last year's yield of 1,341,000 bushels, while the nation as a whole counted an increase of 19 percent in peach production. California led the peach slates, with Georgia second. Total production was estimated at 61,730,000 bushels, as compared with 51,945,000 bushels in 1938. On the basis of orchard conditions on Oct. 1, Michigan also stood to capture second place in apple production, the crop reporting board said. The board forecast a yield of 8,200,000 bushels for the state, as against 4,800,000 bushels last year. For the nation as a whole the board predicted a 13 percent drop this year from the 1938 figures. Washington ranked first among apple producing states. Crops of beans and pears in Michigan were also increased this year over last year's figures, the agriculture department said. • ing to charts at the water works. Commissioners discussed the matter of replacing him, but no action was taken. Names of 16 applicants for the job were read by City Engineer Charles Baggott. The matter will be discussed further at the next council meeting. Remainder of the meeting consisted of reading of a few communications and the passing of a resolution, approving the monthly estimate in the contract of Oscar Nelson, contractor, now engaged in painting of the city water storage The estimate, amount$1,127.09 was unani- approved by commis- subiect to approval of ing to mously sioners, PWA. T # i MASONS • J ATTENTION! Regular Meeting Friday, October 13, AT 6:45 P.M. E. D. HAMILTON, Sec'jf Council Head Leads in jDetroit Vote DETROIT, Oct. H.—(>P)—Edward J. Jeffries, president of the city council, polled a clear majority of the votes cast for mayoralty candidates in Detroit's primary election, complete unofficial returns disclosed today, and led Mayor Richard W. Reading by a margin of 5 to 2. "Both men were nominated for a place on the election ballot Nov. 7. Jeffries' total vote was 116,697, as compared with 48,473 for Reading. Two other candidates. William T. Skrzcki and Frederick A. Wayne, polled 13.602 and 3,593, respectively. All incumbent councilmen were among the 18 candidates nominated for the nine council posts. Charles E. (Gus) Dorais, director of athletics at the University of Detroit, a newcomer to the list, polled 57,030 county board of supervisors this morning when it voted unanimously to set up a three-man policy-making county welfare comission. The question, it was explained, was whether to set up a three- man working board, in which appointees would perform actual duties of welfare administration in the county, or whether to set up a three-man policy-making board, in which the county commission would in turn hire an administrator and other em- ployes to do the work, the commission confining itself to determination of policy. Combination Board Although called a policy-making commission, it was explained that the Mason county commission, when finally set up, will in reality be a combination board, resembling the set-up of the former county poor commission in that, in all probability, one member will be employed at a salary to perform stated duties such as supervision of the county infirmary, while the other two will be policy-making members paid on a per diem and mileage basis. Regardless of type of set-up, under the terms of the new state law it id incumbent oni the supervisors to name two members of the new county commission, the third member to be appointed by the state commission subject to recommendation of the supervisors and the state representa- died in Stevens clinic at Welch; and 17-year-old Ernest Wood of Bartley, who succumbed in Grace hospital at Welch. Physicians held little hope for several others who were badly hurt. accident occurred on a hill a half mile from the school, which draws students from a dozen nearby mining villages. The three hospitals at Welch, in the heart of the rich Southwestern West Virginia coal fields, were jammed with screaming and frightened injured. Physicians were called from a half- dozen mine communities to aid overtaxed hospital staffs. The injured were rushed to the hospitals in automobiles, trucks and ambulances. H. L. Belcher of War, the bus driver, said a spindle on the front axle broke as the bus rounded a curve, causing it to skid. Belcher was badly hurt. Three French soldiers stand guard behind sandbags on the banks of the Moselle river. This is the first picture to be published of western front activity in the area where the French claim to have made gains. The picture was flown to London and from there radioed to the United States. Opinion On Who Owns Roadside Is Sought EAST LANSING, Oct. 11.—(/P) —Professor P. A. Herbert, head of the forestry department at Michigan State college, today asked the attorney general to decide "who owns the rural roadsides." •i Professor Herbert said thai.the road maintenance agencies desired in some cases to beautify Third Lecture Planned Thursday Citizen Groups Show Resent- Third and next-to-last lee- ^ JVAJ ture on an Institute of Inter- , roac i s ide national Understanding spoil- sored by Ludington Rotary club will take place at Gray hall Thursday commencing at 8:15 p. m., the speaker being Prof. H. Canfield Cook of Chi- the roadsides and in others to remove unsightly or dangerous trees and shrubs. He declared most property owners assert their'-deeds read to the center of the road and therefore claim sole control over the roadsides. .-.^JiESQiiffc pcrner^,. women.'.s .flub-gt sportsmen's organizations and others often the ruthless ing of foliage, shrubs and trees by road workers under the mistaken notion that they are 'cleaning up' the road," Professor Herbert said. "On the other hand, road workers are con- severely criticize cutting and burn- Solicitation at Scottville Will Begin Within a Few Days, Report Branch township committee . = ..._ „.., funds a new Mason with which to complete hospital ouilding for ment Toward Leaders in Power in New Orleans cago. Mr. Cook, an aviator in the British Royal Flying corps during the World war, now an — .American by adoption, will NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 11.— speak on the "Influence of Aviation on International Re- stantly hampered in legitimate improvements by property owners. Road authorities are often at a loss as to what to do when abutting property owners insist on using the roadsides as they please, even to cutting shrubs and trees." county was added today to the long list already presented in recent days. The committee is: A. T. Ben,son. chairman, Mrs. William Dodge, Mrs. Valerie McKenzie, Mrs. Harry Griffith and Mrs. Benson. Scottville committee, meeting at Community hall Tuesday evening, elected Rupert Stephens Sv., chairman. Other members at present are: Mrs. Harry Barnett, Mrs. Orve Pittard, John Biegalle, Fred Reader Jr., David SMALL NATION PREPARES TO DEFEND SELF Lithuania Is Brought linden Soviet 'Protection' by Pact on Tuesday MOSCOW, Oct. 11.—(/P>—BUS- • sla turned today to "political and economic" talks with Finland in the drive to regain the Baltic dominance she enjoyed in the heyday of the czars. Against a 'background of troops massed on Finland's border and concentrations of men, warplanes and warships elsewhere in the Baltic region, the Kremlin stage was set for reception of the Finnish delegation, due to arrive, today by train. The Soviet union has Just concluded a series of military alliances with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, three former segments of the Russian empire which : broke away following the World war. They became, in effect, Soviet protectorates. Finland, also once a part of the Czarist empire, appeared next in line for this "protection." Russia gained points for the" garrisoning of thousands of troops and 'bases for warships and warplanes as well as trade* and transport concessions through her bargains with the three little states to the south of Finland. The Finnish delegation to Moscow was headed toy Dr. Juho Kusti Paasiklvi, minister to Sweden, who was premier during the early years of Finnish; independence. (The Finnish government was taking every precaution to meet any upheaval among its people •if Paasikivi and his party were impelled into a deal which Finns might regard as impairment of their"sovereignty. (Twelve thousand persons reported themselves in readiness to leave Helsinki, Finnish capital, in response to a radio appeal Tuesday by Minister of Interior Urho OKekkonen. Other thousands already had started on their way to places of safety. (Kekkonen said that while "at the moment there is no reason to believe Finland is in immediate danger" it was necessary "to contemplate what itf happening 1 in the world.") The third of the Baltic pacts, fifth place in -the; -#-*-;*-# injured. votes for standings. KILLED IN CRASH MT. PLEASANT, Oct. 11.—(/P) —One man was killed and two others were injured critically Tuesday night in a truck-auto collision on M-20 12 miles west of here. Jamas A. Maneke, 46, of Rodney, driver of the automobile, was killed. His companipns, James Redburn, 46, and (Michael O'Donehl, both of Mecosta, were tive and county chairman of the party he represents. (Discuss Possibilities Persons whose names were discussed informally this morning for appointmment to the three positions on the county commission include: Fred Cambell of Logan township, William Tobey of Freesoil, John Biegalle of Scottville, Gus VonGlahn of Riverton township, Perry Gamertsfelder of Riverton township, Peter Madison and John Baggott of Ludington. Mi 1 . Baggott is present administrator of county direct relief activities. Voting on appointments was to be done at this afternoon's session. Direct All Relief Subject to supervision of the supervisors, the new county wej- (Please turn to Page 6, Column S) WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Fair tonight and Thursday; cooler Thursday and in extreme south and extreme west portions tonight. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair and cooler tonight and Thursday; fresh northwest winds, backing to west and southwest this afternoon and tonight, shifting to northwesterly Thursday. The sun sets today at 5:58 and rises Thursday at 6:41. The moon rises Thursday at 6:22 a. m. Temperature at doast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 58, minimum 48. (IP) —Growing dissension was reported today among members lations.' of the old Huey P. Long dicta- Having torshhip as emboldened citizen trips to groups, "revolting" against al- Europe leged graft and corruption, launched new attacks. Some 5,000 citizens gathered Tuesday in front of criminal court, repeatedly hissed Governor Earl K. Long's-name, and yelled for the removal from ofice of District Attorney Charles A. Byrne. Seven members of the New Orleans grand jury investigating! made more than 30 foreign , countries of and elsewhere, the speaker is nationally known for his travelogue "presentations. An expert in aviation he produced during the past summer a full-length film on air transportation in America entitled "America Flies." Final lecture in the series will be 'given by Mrs. Margaret Kaiser of Berlin, Gerat Gray hall a Thursday, Oct. 19. German Will to Power." . political scandals charged Byrne, Kaiser - s ub1e w m be, was hampering its work by' shielding suspected law violators. Two jurors who sough to read the charges in pourt were arrested, sentenced for contempt and dismised from the jury. Byrne in a formal statement, blamed the present trouble on "Partisan politicians" attempt- week Mrs. "The Requirements Listed for Farmers Who Wish to Sell to FSC The Federal Surplus Commodities corporation announced re( cently that it will purchase 100 j cars of fresh apples in the principal producing /areas of Michi- ing to "sway the grand jury andjer was serious. Two Minor Crashes Reported Here Two automobile accidents were reported by .local law enforcing authorities this morning. Neith- Falconer and E. M. Briggs. Others i as well will be asi:ed to assist. The Scottville solicitation, at was decided, will be set up within the next few days, actual work to start probably the first of next week. As elsewhere in the county, volunteer committees will be set.up separately to conduct the drive among places of business and on a house-to-house basis. Keep Records All accounting and record- keeping work in connection with the drive was centered Monday in the hands of H. T. Stolberg, special trustee for all funds forthcoming from the campaign. Chairmen of the 10 special places of business committees <in Ludington are asked to complete to impress judges by the clamoring of a mob." He said he and his aides had given the grand jury every assistance. School Solicitation Rejected in State LANSING, Oct. 11.— (/P)— Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent of public instruction, turned thumbs the proposal down that school children be today on Michigan asked to contribute a penny for every year of their age to a fond for the relief of child refugees in other lands. The suggestion came from Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Russell of Arlington, Vt. . Mrs. Russell, an author and journalist, said that if her plan were "moderately" successful on a national scale the fund "raised would be sufficient to be "immediately effective, even in such a tragically vast field." Elliott, however, declined to sponsor -the prpgram, explaining that Michigan educators had been "consistently opposed to exporting school children, even for purposes which in themselves are most worthy and most commendable." Sheriff's department reported grower, that cars driven by Robert Miller of Grand Rapids and Edward Chinnery of Scottville, Route 3, collided at Stiles' Corner on US-10, 31, about 11 a. m. Monday. Miller, officers said, was. going east' and Chinnery, west. The accident occurred, it is reported, when Chinnery attempted to make a left-hand turn. George Conrad, Amber township, riding with Chinnery received a few mihqft: bruises. Neither driver was injured. Damage to the automobiles was nominal. City police reported this morning that automobiles driven by Arthur Krebs and Louis Carlson of Ludington, sideswiped at the gan. Mason county is designated I their reports at once and turn in -- J results to Mr. Stolberg at the National Bank of Ludington. Ward chairmen in Ludington and township chairmen in turn are asked to complete all work in their districts, insofar as possible, before making a report. Individual drive workers are (Please turn to Page 5, Column 7) State Inspection Offices Established that with Lithuania, was concluded Tuesday night. Aside from its military features, it provided for return to Lithuania of her historic capital, Wilno (Vilna), and the Wilno region, seized Oct. 9 ,1920, by a "rebel" Polish general. as one. Loading .station for this district, in charge of Newell Gale, 'is at the Ludington Fruit ex| change. Strict requirements are listed. All apples must grade U. S. No. 1 and each; plackage must be stamped or legibly marked with the name and address of the the grade, variety and size. Prices will be announced weekly beginning on Monday and ending on Saturday, in accordance with the rise or fall of the market. Each grower must accompany his shipment of apples with an affidavit of diversion, showing- he is not shipping more apples than he has diverted. Growers have their option of the following methods of diversion: Ensilage and stock feed, elimination, fertilizer, not harvested and other purposes. According to the FSCC an- m ^uui« BW i,, omcaw.^u a- — •nouncemenl, apples must .be corner of Delia and Filer streets I Packed in the following contam- at«9:30 o'clock this morning. Krebs, it was learned, was going north on Delia street and Carl- sop, east on Filer street. No one was injured. • Damage was nominal. THE LAST ROUND-UP HAS BEEN HELD SlACRAMEfNTO, Calif.— WUd burros, relics of many a prospecting expedition, are now protected.by law in California. A new statute is designed to end the practice of rounding them up and slaughtering them as meat for zoos. erg: New standard bushel baskets, ring-faced with half liner, corrugated caps and lidded or the new standard bushel boxes of not less than 2,300 cubic inches in volume faced with cardboard or paper liners and lidded or :.latted tops. Purchases will be made only from growers, associations of growers or their authorized agent. Any apple grower desiring further information on the FSCC apple purchases should contact Mr. Gale at the Ludington Fruit exchange. LANSING, Oct. 11.—The establishment of five district inspection offices of the department of agriculture, at Traverse City, Shelby, Benton Harbor and Lansing to' serve during the peak movement of Michigan farm produce was announced today by Commissioner Elmer A, Beamer. Assignment of inspectors and their respective territories for the remainder of the state will be made within 10 days, the department head said. Location of the offices and inspectors in charge are as follows: Traverse City, courthouse, Ed Miller; Shelby COr-onerative, Alex Kosloskey; Benton Harbor, ERA office, Dale Timmons; Pohtiac, Pontiac Hotel, R. W. Dickerson; Lansing, Department of Agriculture, Gordon Granger. All inspectors-in- charge, according- to Beamer, have had previous experience with the department in the grading of farm produce and establishment of the office is for the purpose of prompt handling of inspection. EID1 TIL SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 11, _(#>)—The federal court record here held testimony today as to how the General Motors corporation, charged with antitrust law violation, used an affiliate to wholesale automobiles to dealers on credit. Being tried with the firm are the General Motors Acceptance corporation, two other affiliated finance companies and 17 officials. The government charges they conspired toward monopoly by forcing dealers to use " Motors finance coin- Walter C. Lindley of goyern- ther.for General panies. Judge Danville, 111.,, gave a ment attorney and aho the defense the task of deciding whether minutes of Geri- ejal motors meetings from 1919 through 1938 contained pertinent evidence. 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