The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 16, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 296. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, OCT. 16, 1939- PRICE, THREE CENTS. HUNTING. CRASHES TAKE 23 LIVES Nazi Raid On Scotland Repulsed PLANES ARE DRIVEN BACK BY DEFENDERS Report Royal Air Force Inflicts Heavy Casualties on German Invaders LONDON, Oct. 16.—(/P)—German airplanes "attempted to attack coastal objectives in Scotland this afternoon," the British air ministry reported, and the Royal Air Force "inflicted heavy casualties on them." The Nazi air raid quickly followed British reports of a successful reconnaisance over Northern ancTCentral Germany Sunday night. First announcements of the raid did not give its location but observers noted the industrial area surrounding the Firth of Forth lies only about 500 miles across the North sea from German bases. A report from Edinburgh said British anti-aircraft guns went into action just after two p. m. (8 a. m. E.S.T.) today. The attack stirred speculation that its objective might have been docks where Britain is hastening shipbuilding. Observers also po. jd out that today's attack came within three days of the reports on the sinking of the Royal Oak, bringing to mind Hitler's threats in his Reichstag speech of a smashing offensive against the Allie.s unless his peace proposals were accepted. Meanwhile the admiralty declined to comment on«* German statement that a torpedo had "severely damaged" the 32,000* ton battle cruiser Repulse. An admiralty spokesman in answer to a query regarding German claims on the Repulse said officials would not go to the trouble of "denying all these reports." (In Berlin, German authorities said the Repulse had been torpedoed and "put out of commission" by the same submarine which sank the battleship Royal Oak.) At the same time, naval observers predicted the new German submarine offensive which sent the Royal Oak to the bottom and destroyed three allied merchant vessels over the week-end •would be quickly brought under control. Daily News To Sponsor Popular Cooking School Three Days This Week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings of this week will be annual Dally News Cooking School days at the Kozy theater in Ludington, with Mrs. Helen Sailer in charge for the second successive year. Mrs. Sailer was in Ludington, in supervision of the cooking school conducted by The News and co-operating merchants, just a year ago, her three-day morning programs being packed to capacity by audiences which oest ever termed them one of the series of cooking schools staged in Ludington. First session of this year's school will convene Wednesday promptly at 9:30 a. m., with two other sessions at the same hour Thursday and Friday mornings. Retunied from West Mrs. Sailer, just returned from a series of schools in Hollywood, San Francisco and other cities in California, says this year's program is entirely different from ,hat of last year. As last year, the stage of the Kozy theater will be enlarged and transformed into a modern kitchen, thanks to the Ludington merchants supplying the latest past to fill the theater to capacity. • Tnere will be no admission charge—just come with note paper and pencil and be prepared to take notes. Ask all the questions desired, Mrs. Sailer says, adding that she welcomes them because that is why she is there. Many fine gifts will be distributed at each of the three sessions, all adults over 1G years 01 age being eligible to win them without charge or obligation of any nature. Different Program Women are urged to attend each session as Mrs. Sailer will (Please turn to Page 3, Column 1) TIL IS SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 16. —(/P)—Fresh from a week-end at home, 12 Hoosier Jurors were ready today to resume trial of General Motors corporation and affiliates on chages of antitrust law violation. (Federal Judge Walter C. Lindley of Danville, 111., sent them home when he adjourned court Friday, needed a rest might have to three months. General motors. He said they because be in they court three sub- in modern kitchen and equipment. appliances All recipes made by Mrs. Sailer will be put together in the model kitchen in full view of the audience, which is expected as in the f -ww*» w ir*r*f w w "nf-w-vw-WW-^^-W-W-W-^i! w *^WV^W-^^^~^r%^^^^^^^^^V^^^^ Shatter Light Plane Record TRY TO AVERT WALKOUT AT AUTO Auto Toll Is Twenty; Three Hunters Are Dead Workers of Various Factories Vote to Quit Work if Dispute Is Continued DETROIT, Oct. 16.—(/P)—Circumstances in the labor altercation stalling Chrysler corporation's output of 1940 cars grew more complex today while mediators hastened efforts to avert the threatened central strike in the organization. David A. Roadley and Edward C. McDonald of the United States department of labor, state Conciliator Edward M. Owen, One Man Dies of Gunshot While Two Others Are Taken by Over Exertion (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) One person was killed and at least 20 injured over the weekend as the Michigan small game season opened, and two hunters died of heart ailments probably aggravated by the ex- jcitement. Eddie Pelant, 21, of Caseville, was fatally injured Monday morning when a hunting dog brushed into him as he leaned on the muzzle of his shotgun. The charge struck him in the abdomen. From 7 a. m., the legal hour for the season's opening, until dusk, thousands of hunters combed the fields and woods. State conservation officials pressed all available forces into BEPHL L! ETBCi Bill to Be Amended to Prohibit All Credit to Warring Nations WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—(#>)— The administration leadership in the Senate agreed today to amend the arms embargo repeal bill to prohibit all credit to warring governments. Senator Pittman (D-Nev), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, proposed (he amendments. It would wipe out the present bill's provision allowing credits of not more than 90 days. This provision had been criticized by many senators on both sides of the arms embargo controversy, who contended 90-day credits would provide an entering wedge for longer credits that might drag this country into war. In a statement to newspapermen, Pittman said that, inasmuch as it was the intention of his committee to require settlement in cash or cash equivalents as defined by the attorney general, he deemed it wise to "avoid any confusion or any misunder- Reports Begin to Come in From County-Wide Funds Campaign With chairmen making an effort to complete all work this week, reports were coming in today with renewed interest in a current county-wide campaign for funds with which to complete a new hospital build- I ing for Mason county. Township committees, ward and special committees in Scottville and Ludington were asked to finish their work insofar as possible this week, so a Robert McDaniels Two Muncie, Ind., airmen— Robert McDaniels, left, and Kelvin Baxter, right — continued their flight today after breaking a record of 343 hours, 46 Kelvin Baxter minutes set in August by Hunter and Humphrey Moody. The Muncie youths hope now to break the record for all classes of airplanes which is 655 hours. New York Has Second Mercy Death In Week complete report may piled. be com- NEW 'YORK, Oct. 16. Lodging of a homicide charge against a 26-year-old unem- with neckties and held his head under the water in the tub until he stopped squirming. I left and Arthur Raab, chairman ol the state mediation board, worked together in an attempt to reach a settlement of the dispute. Peace conferences were scheduled to resume after a week-end lull, but meanwhile the CIO United Automobile Workers went ahead with "strike authorization" votes in the var- service and set up highways blockades and field telephone systems in an attemnt to" provide adequate policing; for the hordes which took advantage I of the crisp, bright October weather. .. Many hunters reported lim- "bap- and a plentiful supply of pheasants, rabbits and squirrels was reported general. Four Chicago Negroes Are Killed in Accident Near Marshall Sunday (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Automobile accidents killed at least 20 persons in Michigan over the week-end, and injured more than a score. Four persons were killed in one crash near Marshall early Sunday, and three others died in a second accident south of Coldwater. MARSHALL — Four Chicago Negroes were killed Sunday when their automobile crashed into a concrete wall at a curve. They were Charles Garner, Mrs. Tonimie Tate, Aijdrew Freeman and his mother, Freeman. Mrs. Adele ious Chrysler locals with the i big Dodge plant local agreed on a walkout. It was at the Dodge plant where the dispute over assembly line speed began Oct. 6, and affected other units in Chrysler [ until production of new cars vir- ' tually ceased. Sunday night the Dodge plant local UAW announced it had voted, 13,751 to 1,324, to authorize the union's executive board to call a strike throughout the corporation. _* . Roy Bantien, 41, proprietor ployment soda clerk accused of him there and came out for drowinglng his five-year-old walk." Richard T. stepson in a bathtub raised thei Assistant District Attorney "mercy death" issue here today i Rosenblum said Rougeau's wife a ,UAW, regional dieted that all -- . • . . 4-V» 4- 4- ----- «j W.-W.*,-. *uw MI^ iit^i ^ WWMMJT AV-WkJ^ilWllAjUl «JCA.AVA A*/i_/Ut^^W.L^O W 1* ^ Our goal is so big that, nat- for the third time within a yea r. is an inmate of a Rockland coun- • o 11 tr i«»r» 11 A art oil tV»o nrt_r»r%oi*o — -ri _ j _ * ,.,., __. .**... ._. ..... ._ urally, we need all the co-operation we can get or we will fall considerably short," drive officials said. "Ninety percent of the cost of the balding is now in sight and, with the same Patrolman Walter Cicack said the stepfather, Lawrence Rougeau, dazed and disheveled, stepped up to him in Union square Sunday and told him: "I just killed my stepson, Jim- Frankensteen. director, pre- other Chrysler Rougeau told him he had been influenced in his deed by reading- accounts last week of the chloroforming of crippled Raymond Repouille, 13, by his father, Louis Repouille. an elevator «T ton hie hnrJri x , f PP 6 ™ 1 ™' was released Sunday in, in the fight over production f.erned but hunting concu- I tied his hands and feet i $5|0 oo bail. Police, who charged speed the union charges the tlons and prevalence of game • - - - - • was pronounced by most as "only fair." Reports emanat- VESSEL CAPSIZES him with homicide, said Repouil- i le described the blind, helpless, standing" by striking out the en- dy . Brot hers, Mr. and Mrs. Fred- tire provision eric Read weyenberg Shoe Mfg. Other senators pred cted that] Mr _ and Mrs _ „ , P _ Furste n- kind of interest this week—if| mey . because he was groaning,..^ interested people will continue j and I was afraid he was going | Reoouille 40 to help to the best of their abili- | crazy like his mother. ' Ke P° ume ' 4U - ty, we will actually achieve the goal." Ward committees in Ludington were well along toward! completion of their work, most of them expecting to finish in the next day or so. j Pere Marquette township i committee, ot which George I Sterns is chairman, includes Lowell Beach, William Klemm and William Rasmussen. Summit township committee is made up of Junius K. Houk, Mrs. Grace Hull and Richard Fitch. Names of contributors to date, in addition to those previously published, include: John Eckland, Edward Ward, Michigan Grill, Ludington- Daily News, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Grams, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hansen, Bro- locals would follow suit within the next few days. Sunday thp. Highland Park local also autho_r- | ized a strike, announcing its vote at 1,122 to 90. "We do not wish to strike," Frankensteen said. "It was only as a result of the stalling attitude of the company that we were forced to take a strike vote.' at Armada, dropped dead while hunting in Macomb Bounty, and John Thomas Monroe, 56, of Detroit, died in a doctor's office after collapsing in the field near Ortonville. In both cases, physicians said death was due to heart disease. COLDWATER — Two Indiana residents and a year-old -baby were killed Sunday in a head-on automobile collision at Copeland Corners, south of here. They were Rolla Sowles, 25, of Ray, Ind., Miss Bethel Hall, 17, Fremont, Ind., and Betty ]jee Knepp, 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Knepp of Coldwater. Both parents and four other persons were injured in the crash. ROSCOMMON — Des Procunier, 70, of Houghton Lake, and Mrs. Linna Curnalia, 65, of Roscommon, were, killed Saturday when a Michigan Central train struck Prdcunier's automobile. . . . IONIA — Jacob G. Slootmak- er, 56, of Lansing, was killed Saturday in an automobile collision near Portland. . • Large Size Bags Are Rare in Mason County Vicinity and Small game hunting season got off to an auspicious start in Mason county Sunday as far as number of hunters was concerned but hunting condi- killing of his mentally-en- sidlaries and 17 officials are charged with trying to set up a monopoly by forcing GM dealers to use the corporation's facilities in financing automobile Instalment sales. In the first week of the trial three former dealers testified their contracts were taken from them in controversies over financing. On cross-examination, corporation lawyers sought to bring out that the contracts were canceled because o| poor sales records, inadequate cap- the administration leaders would not make a further change suggested by Senator Taft (R-Ohio) and some others that credit to private firms in belligerent nations, as well as to the belligerent governments themselves, be prohibited. italization reasons. or other similar In 1938 the United States sold Latin America 36 percent of the latter's imports; Germany was second with 17 percent. *—*—#—*—* -• *—#—*—#—* NOTICE ELKS! * Regular Meeting 1 HUESDAY EVENING, i District Deputy Grand T Exalted Ruler West Michi- * gan, John T. Hlckmott, i here on official visit. Dinner 7 p. m. Lodge 7:45 p. m. Make Reservations with Steward. E. A. MILLER, Sec'y. * I A *—#-*—#-* - *-#-#-#-# mlngham. Former Residents Subscribe to Funds Two former well-known Ludington residents have taken honorary memberships in Pere Marquette Memorial association, it was announced this morning. Both are priests, Msgr. D. Edward Malone of St. Andrew's cathedral, Grand Rapids, former rector of St. Simon's church, and Rev. Fr. J. W. McNeil of Ada, the son of Mrs. A. McNeil of this city. Other memberships inlude: Full: P. M. Roehrig and family State Senator, Felix H. H. Flynn of Cadillac, Congressman Albert J. Engel of Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. E, F. Weyenberg, Mrs. H. K. Hansen and Walter Hansen, Mrs. Barren A. Cartier and Mirean E .Cartler Ludington Daily News, Forslind & Gavan. .Associate: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Prefontaine, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Barber, Miss Catherine Utz, Mr. and Mrs: John A. Butz, Mrs. Theodore Strawn of DeLand, Fla., Rev. Fr. A.. Tomaszewski of Rosebush, Miss Ella Mendelsohn, Miss Anne Mendelsohn, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dewey, Rev. John Edward Martin and Mrs. John Edward Martin of Sir- Large Number of Persons Lose Lives as Overloaded Craft Turns Over SHANGHAI, Oct. 16.—(/P)—The 180-ton Yangtze river vessel Hsin Taiku Maru, carrying 400 to 500 Chinese, capsized 12 miles from Woosung today with probable heavy loss of life. A Japanese tug, towing two junks, was rpeorted to have j feebled son last Thursday as an "act of mercy." A similar defense was offered in court' by Louis Greenfield, middle-aged Bronx milliner who chloroformed his imbecile son, Jerry, 17, last January. A jury acquitted him of manslaughter. Assistant prosecutor Rosenblum said Rougeau related he woke up little James after hearing the boy moaning in his sleep, and told him: "We're going to play cops and robbers and then give you a ath." The child made no outcry. Rosenblum said the stepfather corporation with overtaxing the workers and the corporation accuses the union of "slowing ALGONAC — (Martin pier, 35, of Algoh&d, -was killed Sunday when his automobile ^crashed into a tree off River- sidedrive. UTICA — Miss Margaret De Granchamp, 25, of Utica, was killed Sunday when her automobile sideswiped another car and she was hurled out. NILES— Miss Dorothy Kling, 25, of Niles, was killed Sunday when her automobile left the (Please turn to Page 3, Column 2) ing from other nearby counties V fc*UV*kJ VI 11* iAAAAl-'AA \J i. UiUVYAiit, . .. . . ~ . . , » down" work in an effort to com- | coincide m most respects with pel concessions in new contract I reports in Mason county negotiations. Co., Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Pursten- au, H. C. Schrink & Sons, George Dorrell, Stanley Sergeson, Harry Forman, Vogue Furrier, John Pehrson, Joseph Sniegowski, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bengtson, Earl Schrink, Axel Johnson Jr. Louis Hawley, Ludington Paper & Salt Co., Mr. and Mrs. Melard Warren, Joseph Sekula, Ackersville Hardware Co., Lunde & Sheldon, Louis Eliasohn, O. A. Starke, A. W. Church, Star Watch Case Co., Mrs. Edwin Shelby, G. D. Caplon & Son, S. R. Caswell, Don Crawford, William Castonia, A. E. Johnson, Jeane Godfrey, Lillian C. Pehrson. Helen J. Bennett, Schmock Standard station, W. E. Rynerson, W. B. Cramer, Ludington Sheet Metal Co., Owen J. Gavigan, Mrs. Ed Durand, C. O. Smith Welding Co., Anderson Barber shop, William J. Mueckler, Frank Nor dine, Pere Marquette Floral Co., Eugene Christman, Skoog Hardware Co., Robert B. Fenton, Edw. Anderson, R. C. Grotemat, George L. Slaggert. picked uj 60 survivors. The I ****** J»«W had been strangl- British Steamer Hanwo also went to the rescue, but it was not known how many persons she took aboard. The capsized vessel was equipped to carry 200 persons at most. She was seized from the Chinese by the Japanese navy in 1937 and turned over to the Japanese-fostered China Inland Navigation company to ply ports of the Lower Yangtze. First news of the disaster was brought to Shanghai by the captain of a German river boat, who said he saw the Hsin Taiku Maru "suddenly turn over completely, then settle on her side." ed to keep him silent. Police ordered a medical ex- Proiprietor of Coffee Shop Claims Dead Man Had Attempted Shake-Down DETROIT, Oct. 16.—(/P)—The slaying of Clement Galici in a Lamed street coffee house Saturday was explained to police to- amination of the body to deter-) day as an answer to the attempt mine, if possible, whether the | of Galici to "shake down" the WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Partly cloudy and colder, freezing temperature except in extreme southeast portion tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy, colder in southeast portion. Detroit nnd Vicinity: Partly cloudy and colder tonight nnd Tuesday; fresh southwesterly winds shifting to northwest and, north. Michigan Is Ready for Pneumonia Seige LANSING, Oct. 16.— (/P)— The state health department said t9~ day the medical profession in Michigan awaited "pneumonia weather" this year with a greater feeling of confidence because of its new weapons with which to combat the disease that ranks sixth among the causes of death. Pneumonia cost 2,869 lives in the state last year, a,nd once was third among the causes of death. The health department has established 52 distributing centers in convenient locations to supply physicians with free supplies of serum for treating pneu- boy had suffered any incurable mental or physical malady, as as Rougeau said he had feared. Beats Up Salesman to Obtain Auto NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—</P)— Husky Fank Humel, 20. was held today after authorities said he confessed beating an auto salesman, tying him and stuffing him unconscious into , a trunk—all to gain an auto- i mobile for "a heavy date with ' a girl." Assistant District Attorney John Krogman said Humel, told him. that after driving off in the car fear that "McGill Might die" led him to call St. John's hospital anonymously and inform them they would find "a body in a trunk in the yard" at his address. Police responded and found the salesman, his skull fractured, inside the locked trunk, j His arms were bound and his lips sealed with adhesive tape. NAVY ENLISTMENTS WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—W— .proprietor for $200. Edward Esse, the proprietor, surrendered at police headquarters today, saying "here I am and here is my gun." Detective Lieut. Thomas Hutchinson of the homicide mum 56, minimum 46, monia, Dr. A. B. Mitchell, direc- Enlistments toy the navy recruit- tor of the pneumonia division, I »«B stations m Michigan totaled 36 in the week ending Oct. 6, the navy department announced today. At Detroit 47 applicants were accepted. There were 32 first enlistments and 42 reenlist- rnents. , • The serum, used in combina- tioii'with sulfapyridine, a new drug developed in England a year ago, provides "an excellent" B" 11 " 1 . station means tof controlling the dis- B. m.. Mnxl ^^ he added _ squad said Esse related that Galicci, his former business partner, entered the coffee house Saturday morning with two men and a woman and demanded $200. Esse said he refused. "Then," Lieut. Hutchinson quoted Esse as saying, "he drew a knife and told me he would cut my heart out. So I stepped back from him, drew my pistol and fired." Before Esse surrendered, the homicide squad received an anonymous telephone tip that he was doomed to "take a ride." Court to Reconvene at 2 P. M. Today October term of circuit court, now entering its third week, was due to reconvene before Judge Max E. Neal at 2 o'clock this afternoon. What case was due to come before the court was not definitely known at noon today. A degree granting Letha Grody a divorce from George Grody was filed this morning with County Clerk Albert E. Johnson. The Few hunters, it was learned, were able to get their limits of any specie made legal game Sunday. Majority of the large regiment of Ludington and Mason county gunners who took to the woods and fields Sunday morning had to be content with an average of about two partridge, pheasants, rabbits or squirrels. Although weather was . ideal from a temperature standpoint, high winds which prevailed all dav had a tendency to keep game wild and scattered. A few groups, who hunted in counties as far east as Isabella, reported getting j their limits but very few in Ma' son county had news of that calibre to report. General summing up of game shot, indicates that probably more partridge and pheasants were pulled down than any other game made legal Sunday. Rabbit hunters, making up a large portion of M f ason county's hunting army, did not have a great deal of cheer about but look forward to improved hunting when the weather gets colder and snow is on the ground. Captain Praised for Straits Rescue 'Blondie' Here Brings 'Dagwood' and 'Baby Dumpling' into Daily News' Family Anxious to make changes that mean improvement, The News today announces that "Blondie," one of the nation's most popular comic strips, will henceforth appear daily on its cartoon page, replacing "Scorchy Smith." "Scorchy Smith," while popular at times, has not had the appeal with which "Blondie" has been received in the many 'big newspapers in which it appears. For a few days, it is to be expected, the old friend will be missed and the new one seem WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—(/P) —A ferry boat captain of Flint was praised by the commerce department today for "prompt and efficient" rescr,? work in the Straits of Mackinac. In a letter to Captain Andrew S. Coleman, assistant secretary J. M. Johnson declared that work of Coleman and h,is crew aboard the S. S. City of Cheboygan avided "what might have been very serious consequences to the people concerned" when the Motor Vessel Pilot II was abandoned by passengers and crew in distress near North Graham shoal buoy on Aug. 19. First political note to enter the repertoire of the famed "Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo" is a work called "Rouge et Moir," based on Shostakovich's first symphony, and symbolizing the character- divorce, third of the current istics, according to Director Le- term, was granted by Judge Neal onide Massine, of an "aggressor CHIC YOUNG strange. It is always thus. But The News can promise readers that "Blondie," after one week, will be acclaimed far ahead of the cartoon it replaces. The change, like the recent addition of local pictures, is a part of an endeavor to make The News both entertaining and newsy. "Blondie" was created by a young man named Chic Y?ung. One look at handsome Chic and anyone would Know he is the type you would want your favorite cartoonist to be_ In addition to "Blondie," he is also creator of the famous "Dumb Dora." The amazingly popular "Blondie," as tlvj prettv, modern young Bumstead wife and of Dasrwoo'' mother of last week. nation." "Baby Dumpling," has broken all records and her creator now ranks with the most popular cartoonists in the

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