The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 12, 1939 · Page 1
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Ludington, Michigan
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VOLUME XLIX, NO. 293. THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS, CHAMBERLAIN Storm Clouds Hang PLAN RUSSIA WILL MAKE DEMAND ON FINLAND Situation Is So Serious That United States May Intervene in Dispute t). S Hope WASHINGTON, Oct 12.— (AP)—The American government, it was learned authoritatively today, is expressing to Soviet Russia its "earnest hope" that nothing may occur calculated "to affect injuriously" peaceful relations between Russia and Finland. Rodney Bice Is Struck by Truck t j Rodney Bice, six-year-old son i of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bice 705 | Diana street, received light I bruises but was otherwise unhurt 1 when struck by a truck driven by j John Brant at the intersection I of Franklin street and East Lud- j ington avenue about 5 p. m. Wednesday. Brant, city police reported, was driving east when the accident occurred. He told officers he did not see the boy as he darted out into the street. Taken to Paulina Stearns hospital for inspection, his injuries were found to be only superficial and he was released. SUPERVISORS PICK WELFARE COMMISSION New County Setup Is Organized to Comply with Michigan Law FINLAND IN SPOTLIGHT FOLLOWING SOVIET DEMANDS View of the capital city, Helslngfors, showing harbor foreground By DEVVITT MACKENZIE (Associated PreSs Writer) j Storm clouds hung over the | Baltic today as the Finnish en- j voys went into conference with the Soviet authorities at Mos- j cow to learn what it is that | Russia seeks from Finland after having established virtual protectorates over neighboring Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Sturdy little Finland prepared to fight against territorial demands: Her menfolk sent their women and children from the cities Into the greater safety of the countryside, and then stood •by their arms. So serious was the situation regarded that the possibility of American diplomatic action in event of a Russo-Finnish crisis was being discussed in official quarters in Washington. Norway, Sweden and Denmark also were said to be prepared to Bill Would Curtail American Shipping to Nations .Engaged in War WASHINGTONToct. 12.— (/Pirn both sides of its repeal. In view "of the news refrain said he was satisfied that Washington one can't Irom mentioning how Finland religiously paid her war-debt installments to America even In merchant marine, the hardest days of the depress -Ion—a heroic task for a country (Please turn to Page 10, Column 2) ALPENA, Oct. 12.—(;?)—About 150 non-striking employes of the Alpena Garment company returned to work today at the I plant where an outbreak of vio- LANSING, Oct. 12.—(/P)—The Hence forced suspension of op- problem of providing facilities! erations 10 days ago. for recruiting WPA workers! Police Sergeant Lorenzo plagued state welfare and feder- Walker said an estimated two Mason county today had a new welfare setup, as a result of action taken by the board of supervisors Wednesday to create an organization to bring the county within provisions of the new Michigan welfare reorganization act passed by the last legislature. According to action taken by | the supervisors, Mason county will operate on the "dual" system of county welfare administration. State and federal social security program, including old age assistance, aid to dependent children and aid to crippled children's bureaus, will operate as one unit under its own administrative personnel. Direct relief administration, operation of the county farm, hospitalization, etc., will in turn be operated as another and independent unit, coming under jurisdiction, directly, of a new three-person county welfare commission and, indirectly, of the county board of supervisors. Selection of personnel for the social security program is a civil service issue comi^ 1 ? under state and federal control. Local Control Selection of county welfare personnel, in turn, is a county and state issue, coming chiefly under county control through the board- of supervisors. All power over the new county welfare group originates with the supervisors, with exception of appointment of one member, the state reserving the right to name one of the three persons on the board, subject to recommendation by the supervisors | and the state representative of the county. m Alnpna CJtrilrp i To set up the new welfare AlptJlld QU. 1KC j commission. the supervisors I ' Wednesday afternoon named' (Please turn to Page 10, Column 2) the neutrality American ships trading" with belligerents. Half a dozen senators arranged to confer with Chairman Pittman (D-Nev) of the foreign relations committee on as many proposed changes. Details were not disclosed. Meanwhile, four more speakers asked for time to carry on the Senate's neutrality debate—Senators LaFollette (Prog-Wis) and Bulow (D-SD) for retention of the arms embargo and Chavez (D-NM) and Taft (R-Ohio) for Bailey (D-NC), an ad- i one of those favoring modiflca- ' tion of the shipping restrictions, REPLIES TO NAZI CHIEF'S PROPOSAL British Prime Minister Scorns 'Uneasy Truce Interrupted By Alarms' Soldiers dig trenches on Soviet border great arm of our fense." which is a national de- Non-Strikers Return Russia's drive for supremacy in the Baltic shifts the international spotlight on Finland. Soviet officials, seeking heavy concessions from Finland in the way of naval bases and military and economic General Hugo Osterman demands, called Finnish representatives to Moscow to discuss the situation. Meanwhile, tension increased in Hclsingfors, and land air defenses were i practiced and border fortifications increased. Funds Amounting to $16,146 Are Apportioned to Schools in County Checks amounting to $16,146, Mason county's share of the primary school interest fund, were 'being mailed out this morning 'by County Treasurer Miss Helen Bennett to the various school districts in Mason county. Payment is at the rate of $3 per census child, Miss Bennett explained. Mason county's census list on May 31, 1938, had a total of 5,334 children. Included in the Riverton- district No. 4 fr. was a deficiency from Sept. 14, 1939, which amounted to $144, an apportionment for 72 childen at $2 per chi,ld. The money is apportioned among the school districts as follows: Amber: No. 1—$120; No. 2— $162; No. 3—$51; No. 4—$132; No. 5—$63; No. 6 fr.—$903; No. 7 fr.—$153; No. 8—$102. Branch: No. 2. fr.—$135; No. 5 —$132; No. 7—$117. Custer: No, 1 fr.—$33; 'No.' 2— $198: No. 3—$99; No. 4—$72; No. 7—$90; No. 8 fr.— No. al authorities today. Abner E. Larned, state WPA administrator, said there was "some question" whether the the new state welfare commission could certify unemployed persons to the WPA work relief done by its pre- emergency- relief rolls, as was dec&ssor, the comlsslon. The stumbling block, he said, was whether the social welfare commission had any power to enforce state-wide standards on county relief commissions in the certification of the unemployed. He said federal laws require that the sole requirements for certification to the WPA be need and employabllity. Certification is an important problem, Abner said, in view of dozen pickets made no effort to prevent workers from entering the plant as they were escorted in small groups by local police. The return to work followed a breakdown of negotiations in Lansing aimed at a settlement of the strike, called by the International Ladles' Garment Workers union In an effort to gain a preferential shop agreement. No attempt was made to operate the plant here and others at Onaway, Cheboygan and Rogers City while negotiations were under way. Approximately' 1,000 workers are employed In the four plants, 750 of them here. Liner Iroquois Reaches New York Harbor Safely Three More Students and Driver of Vehicle Are Latest Victims NEW YORK, Oct. 12.—(/P)—A terrific three-day storm and an ever-flowing stream of sinister rumors tortured 788 Americans —577 passengers and 211 crewmen—who reached New York Wednesday night on the Liner Iroquois—the ship which the German admiralty warned would be sunk by an allied belligerent. started searching our baggage and wouldn't say what for. IMan Whn "They made us go into the mdn vvno holds—dark, dirty holds — to identify our trunks. Some of us were so sick we couldn't go. When we told them we couldn't go, they told us they smash our trunks open." Several passengers agreed the most frightening of the Secret Says He Will Not Construct Machine , CLEVELAND, Oct. 12.—(/P)— would i rj r Antonio Longoria said today his controversial "death ray" apparatus could be set up "in 5—$330; $42. Eden: No. 1—$153; No. 2—$72; No. 3—$159; No. 3 fr.—$84; No. 4 jijYg Freesoil: No. 1—$90; No. 2— $324; No. 3 fr.—$24; No. 4— $102; No. 7 fr.—$114. • Grant: No. 1—$66; No. 2 fr.— $99; No. 3 fr.—$45; No. 4—$75. Hamlin: No. 1 fr.—$144; No. 2 —$129. Logan, TU—$162. Ludington City—-$7,353. Meade: No. 1 fr.—$75. Pere Marquette: No. 1 fr.— $246. Riverton: No. 1 fr.—$150; No. 2—$234; No. 3—$186; No. 4 fr.— $360; No. 5 fr.—$105. Sheridan: No. 1—$75; No. 2— $93; No. 3 fr.-^$108; No. 4—$138; No. 5—$87. Sherman: No. 1—$147; No. 2 LONDON, Oct. 12.— UP}— Prime Minister Chamberlain told Adolf Hitler today he could have peace if he wanted it but it "must be a real and settled peace" and not that outlined by the German fuehrer in the" Reichstag last Friday. Replying to Hitler's peace overtures Chamberlain, in his weekly war report to the House 1 of Commons, scorned "an uneasy truce interrupted by constant alarms and repeated threats." He said the proposals of Hitler's speech were "vague and uncertain. "The German government and the German government alone," Chamberlain declared, stands in the way of the "peace we are determined to'secure." The prime minister said that lacking "convincing proof" by definite acts and guarantees of Hitler's will for peace Britain and France "must persevere In our duty to the end." When Chamberlain finished his comparatively brief declaration Clement-R. Attlee, leader of the labor opposition, spoke in support. Britain, Chamberlain de> clared, could not accept such a basis for peace as Hitler proposed "without forfeiting her honor." The prime minister also said that by acceptance of ' such * basis Britain would "abandon, her claim - that inters;atic disputes should toe settled .by discussion and not by force." Acceptance of the German- Soviet partition of Poland was a prior condition of peace overtures which Hitler made in his, (Please turn to Page 9, Column 3) "" The World war cost the United States over 50,000 men killed in the fact that the WPA annually (action, 236,000 wounded, 57,000 has a turnover of 100 percent or> dead of disease and 6,500 dead of more among its clients. °!^!;L!^ eS- _ Idleness for 60,000 Is Threatened In Strike DETROIT, Oct. Threatened idleness for 60,000 men, with Chrysler corporation and the CIO United Automobile Workers stalemated in an assembly line dispute, today posed the biggest labor problem for the automobile Industry since 193Ts crippling sit-down strikes. Negotiations for the corporation and the union, which have wrangled for five days over production speeds at the main Dodge plant, planned to meet again today tout neither side expressed hopes of early settlement. Daily conferences were scheduled. Virtually at a standstill as far as actual automobile output went, Chrysler's eight Detroit plants employing 40,000 production workers faced another day of inaction, A similar situation confronted plants of the Brlggs Manufacturing company, employing 15,000, because of a shortage of materials furnished by. Chrysler. Manifesting an increasing concern, the federal governr ment sent .an jadditional mediator to Detroit. Secretary of Labor Perkins ordered E. C. McDonald to join David I. Boadley here. The shut-down, reminiscent of the 1937 winter and spring strikes at General Motors corporation and Chrysler because of the number of men involved, meanwhile developed an actual strike threat. Richard T. Frankensteen, regional director of the union, said he would file the required five-day strike intention notice with the state labor board today. "There is still time, if the corporation is interested in peace on an honorable ibasis, to work out ,a solution," Frankensteen said. "We are not ready to let the union run the plants^" retorted Herman L. We-ckler, vice president in charge of Chrysler operations. "Production schedules j are the function of the manage-, ment," WAR, W. Va., Oct. 12.—(/P)—! Four more deaths today bought to seven the toll of dead in a school bus crash near here. Three students died soon after the crowded vehicle plunged over a 75-foot cliff after losing a front wheel Wednesday. More than 70 others were injured, six of them critically. Latest victims' were Hubert L. fielcher, 39, driver of the truck, Ralph Earls, 17, Charles Colvard, 16, and Lucille White, 16. The bus was bound from nearby mining communities to the Big- Creek high school in this southern West. Virginia coal town when its front axle broke. Murphy, Vandenberg to Speak at Dinner ANN ARBOR, Oct. 12.—(#>)— Attorney General Frank Murphy and United States Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg have accepted Invitations to speak here Oct. 27, at a dinner marking the tenth anniversary of Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven as University of Michigan president. Murphy, former governor of Michigan, was graduated from the university's law school in 1914 and was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of laws last June. Vandenberg holds an honorary master of arts degree from the university. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Friday. Cooler in northeast portion and scattered light frofiHn south portion tonight. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair tonight and Friday; cooler tonight with local HKht frost; fresh southwest and west winds. The sun sets today at 5:50 and rises Friday at 0:42. The moon rises Friday at 7:34 a. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending, at 7 a. m.: . Maximum" 60, minimum 48, Ablaze with lights, the 12- j speculations aboard ship was year-old vessel dropped anchor j that a time bomb had been se- to the cheers of some 2,000 whol-creted somewhere, had gathered to greet her. A Even two United States de- giant spotlight played on a stroyers which met the 394-foot large American flag at her ship Monday to form a convoy i invaded without cause " stern. Other powerful lights on orders of the White House mvaaea wrcnout cause, were directed on two other i caused alarm at first, some pas- flags—12 by 20 feet — painted i sengers rushing to the conclu- on her sides. sion that they were hostile ves- Mrs. Mary Stiegelman of Bal- sels. timore, one of the passengers, The master of the Iroquois, declared, "If ever there were a Captain E. A. Chelton, said he was advised by Washington last Thursday of an extraordinary message from Berlin which four or five hours' through the .fr.—$99; No. 3—$69; ship of horrors, this was it. The storm was so bad that some of the officers said they expected the top- of the boat to blow off. | warned" that the ship would ' be Everyone was ill. Then, they | sunk near the American coast under circumstances similar to those surrounding the destruction of the British Liner nia. The Germans have contended the British, not they, were responsible for that disaster. use of any high grade x-ray machine." But the scientist-inventor added this never would be done "unless the United States were "Under any other circumstances I would say 'no' before five rifles.' "This is my adopted country," said the Spanish-born physicist, "arid, like my family, I would help to protect it if any an unwarranted AMSTERDAM, Oct. 12.—(7P)— A Netherlands seaman on the German liner Bremen declared today the vessel reached Mur- mansk, North Russian port, after a thrilling voyage during which she flew the Soviet flag and preparations were made to destroy her rather than allow her to fall in British hands. E. Post, a cook and only Netherlands seaman on the Bremen when she sailed Aug.jSO from New York, told his story in .a copyrighted interview with the Amsterdam newspaper Het Volk after his return to his native country.; - . He said Captain Adolf Ahrens skirted the'blockade of the British fleet with barrels of gasoline on deck^ ready for, burning the vessel rather than allow her to be captured by the British. The voyage was veiled in such secrecy, he said, that the crew did not know the liner's destination, all lights were extinguished during the North Atlantic crossing and the wireless answered no calls. (Copyright, 1030, By Tiie Associated Press.) enemy made attack. The 'death ray' then would be made available to the government without charge—I never would profit from death." oui uv,- Dr - Longoria has asserted he Atrie- i Perfected in 1923—and destroyed 1 —a device whose "death" ray "lies in one of -the unexplored freguency bands in the vicinity of the x-ray." No. No. 4— Germans Take Credit BERLIN, Oct. 12.—(/I 3 )—Authoritative German quarters said today they considered the fact that the refugee ship Iroquois reached New York safely was "proof that the German navy's fraternal attitude toward i America had yielded a 100 per- j cent success." i Grand Admiral Erich Raeder,! commander-in-chief of the German navy, had warned the United States government that the Iroquois would be torpedoed. U. S. Marines, Japs Clash at Tientsen Scottville.Bank Back at Old Site SCOTTVILLE, Oct. 12.—State Savings Bank of Scottville moved Wednesday night from it's temporary location in the former Peoples' bank building TIENTSIN, Oct. 12.—<(#»>—The task of sifting conflicting evidence, on an altercation between two Japanese railway policemen and two United States marines was turned over to a special board today by officers of the United States garrison. The investigation was expected to take two days The policemen were wounded in the fight which occurred Wednesday as the marines were .standing guard over freight cars loaded with supplies. One of the policemen was reported wounded in the thigh when he drew a sword, the other struck .with a revolver'butt. One of the marines, Marcell Szymansky, 21, Lorain, Ohio, was taken into Japanese custody tout $153; No. 6 fr.—$189; $-369. Summit: No. 1—$87; No. 2 fr. —$84; No. 3 fr.—$228. Victory: No. l-^$87; No. 2— $159; No. 3—$144; No. 5—$90; No. 7 fr.—$84; No. 8 fr.—$27; No. 9—$66. Verdict Returned in Damage Suit A Mason county circuit court jury brought in a verdict of no cause for action Wednesday afternoon in a damage suit resulting from an autombile accident involving Daniel Young vs. Grace and Floyd Soule. The case, which opened Tuesday afternoon before Judge Max E. Neal', was the first jury case on the current term of circuit court. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 12.— (/P)—A Hoosier jury hearing the. General Motors anti-trust trial had testimony today from two government witnesses that, the autqmobile corporation did not compel its dealers to finance sales through the General Motors Acceptance corporation. The testimony came out Wednesday on cross-examination of Lewis I. Stewart of Pittsburgh, former Chevrolet official, and L. S. Gale of St. Louis, once a GMAC territorial manager. General Motors, three affiliates—including GMAC-—and 17 individuals are on trial, with Federal Judge Walter C. Lhidley of Danville, HI., presiding, on charges they tried to monopolize car financing in violation of the Sherman law. Stewart testified GMAC solicitors had to "go in and beg for the business like anyone else would." He said he did not know of any way a dealer could be forced to use its services and he never had heard of a dealer's contract toeing canceled because he refused to do so. • Vanguard of Hunters Is Expected On Sunday and opened for business _ again | was released today. The other, today in its regular building, now in process of remodeling. Although remodeling will continue for some the 'building has reached a point, officials said, where •banking operations may be resumed in its own building. John V. Armenia, 26, Philadel- phia, was said to have left the work j scene a f ter the clash. time, j The new infantry drill regulations take up as much prin'ted snace as a novel, or about 230 close-set pages. LANSING, Oct. 12.—(/P)—A sizeable vanguard of more than 500,000 persons, surging across the Michigan uplands Sunday, will mark the opening of the 1939 small game hunting season in the Lower Peninsula and probably one of the best shooting- seasons in recent years. The state conservation department reported today that partridge, prairie chicken and sharp-tailed .grouse appear to be approaching the top of a 10- year cycle and the elusive rabbit i population has been reported as 1 numerically strong enough to permit plenty of shooting. The 1939 season for 'bird hunters is 22 days long, opening and closing on a Sunday and thus permitting bread-winners to also win a bit of wild meat without begging the boss for a day off. The 22-day season also Includes a chance to pot fox squir- rels again and gray squirrels In a limited section of the state. The fact that the duck hunting to date has not been overly successful should mean that both upland and lowland shopt- ing will be jointly popular until Nov. 5 when the inland season closes. Ducks may toe taken until Nov. 14. Expecting at least 525,000 hunters in the small game sear* son, a total claimed to toe the largest in the nation, the conservation department to put about 500 wardens peace officers on the trail game law violators. Thirty-five conservation of cers from the Upper Per,' and northern half of the Lowe Peninsula are .being moved tot the southern half of the st handle the hunting army, antj conservation and sportsmen'i clubs are drafting about special officers as a safegua^r? for clean hunting. • , -,' ' '• ' ' ' - i' , - < , '

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