The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 17, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 297. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NAZI BOMBERS RAID BRITISH FLEET DIES PROBERS ASK RENEWAL OF ACTIVITIES Say Committee Has Hundreds of Leads Still to Be Studied County's Oldest Resident—98 Today WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.— (JP) Declaring that it had important information affecting national cefense, the Dies committee has decided to ask the House for "ample funds" to continue its investigation of unAmerican activities for another year. "Due to the international situation the committee has hundreds of important leads which cannot be developed until it is given more time and funds," a committee statement said Monday night. "The committee is in possession of vital information which affects our national defense and whicli the committee has just come into possession of, but which will take considerable time to develop and ex- ' pose." The committee, created in 1938 with Rep. Dies (D-Tex) as its head, was extended for a year by the House last winter and was given $125,000. The committee announcement said that those members present at last night's closed meeting voted unanimously for renewal of the authorization. Among those present were Many Gifts to Be Given At News Cooking School; Opens 9:30 a.m. Wednesday The Daily News school, under supervision of Mrs. Helene Sailer, nationally- known home economist, will open the first session of its second annual series Wednes- nesday at 9:30 a. m. at the Kozy theatre. Sessions will be presented Wednesday, Thursday and Fri- jday mornings at the same hour, with a different program each day. Mrs. Sailer., who comes this year direct from California, was in charge of a similar school in Ludington a year ago. The theater will open at 9 a. m. each of the three mornings, with the school starting promptly at 9:30 a. m. There is no charge of any kind to those attending. Ludington merchants have co-operated to stage the school and home institute. Gifts will be awarded each cooking | day, with a Magic Chef range " ' to be given away as the major award of the three days. The range is given through courtesy of the Gas Corporation of Michigan. Wednesday's opening session will be "AU day," with food for the school being supplied —Dally News Photo. Paul Oman, living south andiOceana county, then in Victory east of Scottville in Eden township, has a birthday today, making him exactly 98 years of age, township in Mason county and living now with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mason county's oldest resident. | Mauley Oman, Eden township. He is shown with his wife, who Sunday's pleasant celebration was arranged by his son and three daughters and their fam- IkilLWl *fS Vl 1VSO1~ Ul V/P*~* * « VTVilr. , » i t • i it Representatives Voorhis (D- j is 83, the photo having been tak- Calif) and Casey (D-Mass) who I en Sunday as his family gathered _ had voted in the House against ' at tne Manley Oman home toulies, all of whom were present. ' j celebrate the occasion. "We cele-j In addition to the son, Manley, Ibr-ated two days early," Mr. j the childrer are: Mrs. Nellie continuing the inv They were not membtia oi me committee at the time. The committee said it was reliably Informed that "many Important witnesses," previously reluctant to testify, would | Oman said, -'because it was easier for all of us to get together then and. besides, we had more time to eat and visit." Mr. Oman, resident of Mason be willing "in the course of the ' county for about 60 years, was •• •- - far-reaching I born in Sweden, Oct. 17, 1841. As a young man he was a salt water sailor on the old square-rigged windjammers. He remembers ..t-hR. days well .;^nd recollects ] clearly the events and scenes of ' his youth. He came to this region when 28 years old, settling first in year to disclose information- with regard to subversive activities, propaganda and espionage." Ordway of Eden township, Mrs. Lottie Peterson of Amber township and Mrs. Ida Peterson of Victory township. Second oldest person in Mason county, as far as is known, Ls Mrs. B. F. Smith, 911 Ludington avenue, Ludington. Ninety seven years old, she was born June 20, 1842, being about eight months younger than Mr. Oman. An active participant in Sunday's celebration, Mr. Oman says he still "sees to his chores and keeps busy." Hunting Toll In State Climbs With Two Deaths Question Is' Discussed at Meeting of City Commission Monday Evening A proposed new milk ordinance for the city of Ludington came up for much discussion at a regular meeting of the city commission at the city hall Monday night. After Commissioner H. C. Bertram, chairman of the resolutions and ordinances committee, read the proposed ordinance, various Mason county milk dealers in the audience were invited by Mayor E. J. Thompson to give their views of its regulations. Several milk dealers voiced ota- )fttcersfau tiesiono Bts.ldt certa jections to certain of its features and City Physician Leo J. Goulet explained that the present copy of the ordinance, a rough draft, contained some r e gu la t i o n s which would undoubtedly be eliminated. "Purpose of the new that day by AG stores. Thursday's food will be supplied by courtesy of Blue Ribbon stores, while that for Friday's session will be contributed by the John Lund grocery. Gifts will be given away each day, all those in attendance over 16 years of age being equally eligible to the awards. Thousands of women throughout the United States have attended Mrs. Sailer's cooking schools during the past six yean, and women everywhere have been lavish in their praise of the simple, direct manner in which she conducts her work, employing every-day recipes that are j practical as well as tasty. List of co-operating merchants is: Gas Corporation of Michigan, Park Dairy, AG Stores, Schrink's Ice"" Cream, Central Shoe Store, Abrahamson-Nerheim Co., Electric Appliance Headquarters, Nerheim Motor Co.. Schmock's Standard Service, Blue Ribbon Groceries, J. C. Penney Co., Fere Marquette Floral Shop, Ludington Quits Post Elmer Andrews E-l TO GET RFC Elmer Andrews Will Be Succeeded by Colonel Philip Fleming of Army - WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—(/P) —The resignation of Elmer F. Andrews as wage-hour administrator to 'be succeeded by Colonel Philip Fleming of the army engineers was announced SECOND ATTACK IS REPORTED TODAY Training Ship Damaged By Bombs; Casualties Inflicted In Attack At Firth of Forth Monday LONDON, Oct. 17.—(XP)—German bombers damaged the British naval training ship Iron Duke in a raid at Scapa Flow today, the government announced, and also disclosed that the Battleship Royal Oak was sunk in the same harbor by a German, submarine last Saturday. Lord Chatfield, minister for defense co-operation, told the House of Lords that about four enemy planes participated in the raid today at Scapa Flow, Orkney island naval base where German crews •scuttled the German fleet after the World war Two bombs fell near the Iron Duke, an old battleship which had been converted into .a training vessel, Lord Chatfield said. She was damaged, but there were no casualties. Winston Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, made a statement in the House of Commons similar to Lord Chatfield's. Today's raid, the government spokesman said, occurred at 10:30 a. m. (4:30 a. m., E.S.T.) with four German plans taking part. One German plane was shot down in flames and another SPEED UP REPORTS State Bank. Russ'eliT Beauty today by the White House. Salon, Morris 5c & lOc Store, *-•'-""-' «*— — Michigan Associated Tel. Co., Blue Ribbon Baken' Lagesen Danish Bakery, City Bakery, Ludii>gton Baking Co., Montgomery Ward & Co. Andrews' resignation was ef- ! fective Monday. In a short time he will .loin the staff of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Of HKELFimE All Chairmen Are Urged to Rush Completion of Funds Campaign Concentrating on winding up their work by end of the week, nearly all committees were shaping up their reports today in a current county-wide drive for i funds with which to complete a Fleming, who is now serving | new hospital for Mason county, as district engineer for the army I All chairmen are asked to ob- at St. Paul, Minn., will be detailed to the secretary of the labor. She will assign him to be assistant to an acting wage- hour administrator who, until tain a report by end of the week from those who are assisting them. Chairmen in turn are asked to notify drive officials as soon as the report is complete for Says Local Governments Must Appropriate More for Relief Than in Past LANSING, Oct. Counties and cities Fleming is ready technically to I thelr ward, township or special ----- j.v-g I committee. List of contributors, added to those of previous days, includes: Harley Anderson, Mr. and Mrs Walter Larsen, Mrs. B. France, Mrs. James McKay, Laura and Elizabeth Kloppman, Mrs. Cowell, Mrs. F. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. take full charge will |agency. Stephen Early, a presidential secretary, said Congress would be asked to change the statutes to permit Fleming to 'become ultimately the administrator of under the 15 mill tax limitation the wage-hour division. He will, George Liebetreu, Mr. and Mrs. however, have full charge of N. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lind- operating, wa ge-hour work, even though quist, Arthur Dewey. BUDAPEST, Oct. 17.—-</P)— The Hungarian government clamped down on Nazi pamphleteers today, ordering- confiscation of a lous list of publications it termed "incitive"—in- cluding a pamphlet on Adolf Hitler's Danzig speech. The government announcement said the pamphlets had been put on sale without submission to the censor. Among the banned titles were "Reflect, Brethren," "In Fire and in Blood," "Hungarian Justice," "English Politician," "Justice in Palace and Hovel," and a book of verse. The country remained calm following Monday's 140 members of the Nazi "death legion," who, it was charged, planned to overthrow the government and assassinate 17 of their opponents and the more moderate Nazi leaders. | While the secret police sought i others connected with the alleged plot, all news of the incident was kept from the general public. No mention of it was made on the radio, and not one of Hungary's 35 newspapers was permitted by the censor to print even the bare announcement of the arrests. Only one paper carried a report of the pamphlet confiscation order. VETERA"N~REGISfiER DIES BIG RAPIDS, Oct. 11.—4/P)— Harry Ladner, 73, who had been register of deeds for Mecosta county for 23 years, died today after a brief illness. Surviving are the widow; one son, Brack, of Grand Rapids; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Jacks of Muskegon; I afternoon, alter 23 years incar- ordinance," Dr. Goulet said, "is I amendment faced a demand to- j to give the citizens of Ludington j day from Louis C. Miriam, a (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Two youths were fatally wounded Monday, bringing to five the number of deaths traceable to the small game hunting season just opened. More than a score of persons have been injured by gun fire, according to reports made to various county and state authorities in the hunting range. Latest deaths were John O'Neal, 17. who died Monday in Henry Ford hospital, Detroit and TailinfT'o'f Allen Anspaugh, 16, of Woodland, outlawed' wno clled in tne field O'Neal was struck in the hip by buckshot from a shotgun while hunting in Washtenaw county and Anspaugh was struck by a charge fired by Elwyn Curtis, 18, his hunting companion in Barry county. Dr. Barry Fisher, Barry coroner, said Curtis told him that he had fired when a pheasant flew up and that the charge had struck Anspaugh who was about five feet from him. Curtis said his fatally wounded companion called to him before dying and as he lay on the ground said: "Goodbye Elwyn. Don't feel bad. Tell my mother goodbye." . Allen was the last of five brothers to die by accident. One good, clean milk and not to put any milk producers or dealers out of business." Before closing the discussion, it was agreed to send each interested milk dealer a copy of the ordinance for study. Routine Business Remainder of the meeting consisted for the most part of routine business. C. Leonard Pell, chairman of the streets and sewers committee, read the re- member of the state social welfare commission, that they appropriate more generously welfare purposes than in past. He censured the Jackson county board of supervisors, accusing it of being "niggardly" in its appropriations for welfare, and said Muskegon county, too, would be among those that would be told to shoulder more of their own burden. technically, he will be subordinate to the acting administrator for a time. period, 129 Ludington men employed on WPA jobs in the city. There were 22 on sewers, 14 on sidewalks, 48 on curb and gutter and 48 on streets, he said. In regard to WPA projects, charged, have been receiving more than their share of state welfare funds. While some industrial counties, among them Oakland, have contributed as other brothe7 was shot on! City' Engineer Charles Baggott! much as 50 percent of the to- ™,»J-,.,.choi ,;,^rr „ „*„„:,' v,«ot stated that all present WPA iobs tal cost of general relief, he was crushed under a stone boat, one was killed in a fall in a barn and one died of an infection resulting fi-om a splinter in his hand. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow Anspaugh, and two sisters survive. ", Was Convicted in 1916 with Tom Mooney for Preparedness Day Bombing SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17.— (/P>—Governor Culbert E. Olson returns to Sacramento today to put the official seal on a release I order expected to make Warren' K. Billings a free man early this and two brothers, Eugene . and Fred, of Blg_Rapids. #—#—#—#—# — •».—*—*_#—* I * * * * * ' NOTICE! City Water Users Friday, Oct. 20, is the Last Day to Pay Water and Sewage Bills without Penalty. CITY WATER DEPT. •x~#— x— #— # — *— x—x—x— ceration. Billings, with Tom Mooney, was convicted of murder for the Kfln Francisco Preparedness day bombing in 1916. Ten were killed and 40 injured that day on Market street. The governor commuted Billings' life sentence to time served Monday, upon recommendation by a majority of the state supreme court, which previously had acted adversely on both Mooney's and Billings' cases. The governor asked ifor a pardon recommendation, but a letter from Chief Justice William H. Waste said a majority of Mayor Maverick Faces Court Fight SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 17. —(,/P)—Fiery Maury Maverick, former congressman and now mayor of San Antonio, faces another fight in his turbulent career—this time against the legal machinery of Bexar county. A district court grand jury indicted him on charges of unlawfully paying poll taxes for citizens before the spring election. He posted $5,000 bond and called the grand jury investigation "cowardly, stinking politics." The probe was conducted by his political foe, District Attorney John R. Shook. Date of Maverick's trial has not been set. members would commutation oniy. recommend WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Fair with freezing temperature tonight. Wednesday fair with slowly rising temperature. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair with freezing temperature tonight; Wednesday lulr with slowly rising temperature. The sun sets today at 5:48 and rises Wednesday at 6:48. The moon sets tonight at 9:29 p. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: mum 43, minimum 38. Maxl- in the city were special assess- said, Jackson has contributed probation and the others as- ment projects, with exception of only about 12 percent. October term of circuit court which opened Oct. 2 was adjourned this morning. Before closing the current term Judge Max E. Neal granted one more divorce 'but the decree has not yet been filed with County Clerk Albert E. Johnson. During the term just concluded, eight criminal cases were heard by Judge Neal. On pleas of guilty, four were placed on certain sewer jobs. Mr. Pell also reported that fom Sept. 30 to Oct. 14, the city used 504 gallons of gasoline. The street department with 232 gallons and the police department with 140 gallons, were the largest users, according to his figures. Commissioners approved payment of $2,574.82 for engineering services to Frank Novotney, former resident engineer in connection with the PWA waterworks reconstruction project. The amount approved was in accordance with contracts, No. 1, 2 and 3 and was provided for in the original estimates. An application by J. B. Smith, 109 West Ludington avenue, for a billiard hall license was approved. Parks Are Closed Commissioner Paul Marks, chairman of the parks committee, announced that city parks were now closed for the year and the park crews laid off. Matter of renewing the fire department casualty insurance policy with the Hoosier Casualty Co. was briefly discussed and left with the fire and police committee. ' C o m m i s s i o ner-at-large C. Leonard Pell, chairman of the special harbor improvements committee, gave a report on his trip to Chicago where a federal harbor of refuge hearing was held recently. Up to the present time, Mr. Pell said, there has been no answer from the U. S. War department board of engineers concerning Ludington's He lectured a Jackson j sessed fines and costs. Eight county | divorces were granted by Judge delegation composed of mem- Neal but to date only four have been filed with the county clerk. Judge Neal withheld his decision on the case of Len Kimball, an appeal from justice court. President Proclaims Armistice Day WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.— W— Proclaiming Nov. 11 as Armistice day, President Roosevelt asserted it was appropriate for the American people to reflect upon the hour "when the voices of war were silenced and bers of its welfare commission and board of supervisors, and clashed with Supervisor E. R. Hively, of Jackson. Hively insisted the board of supervisors was not responsible for the mill tax limit and invited Miriani to show him how more welfare funds could be raised locally. Final Lecture to Be Thursday Dr. Ernst W. Meyer, former German diplomatic official who ^^YveTnow resigned his post two years ago, lorwaid even now will be fourth and final speaker on an International Understanding lecture series, speaking at Gray hall Thursday evening on "Germany as a Totalitarian State." The institute, sponsored by Ludington Rotary club, was to have Mrs. Margaret Kaiser of Berlin, Germany, as concluding j speaker. But Mrs. Kaiser, it was learned, is still in Europe, unable to get to America. Located in France, she is endeavoring to get permission to bring her son out of Germany. Dr. Meyer, substituting for Mrs. Kaiser, is a German lawyer, Mr. and Mrs. H. J..Dipple, Mrs. Virgil A. Fitch, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Earl Gillis, Mrs. C. O. Dittmer, Arnold Marian, Mr. and . Mrs Ray Johnson, Mrs. Borge Madsen, Mr. and Mrs. L. Spoor, Misses Martha and Alice and Robert Carrier, Mrs. Bertha Gillespie, Mrs. George Barnhart, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Zahnd, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Price, Erik Englen, Mrs. Mae Fortune. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Schmeling, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Peterson, Mrs. S. L. Hannon, Mrs. Gustafson, Mrs. Mary Millwood, Mrs. Morse, Miss Mable Morse, Mrs. R. McClintock, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kronlein, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Anderson, Mrs. John Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Jury, Mrs. Harold R. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lunde, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Madison. Mrs. N. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buck, Mrs. Charles Mercadal, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warden, Mrs. Rex Young, Leon Fellows, Wm. Ebersole, Miss Ida Gustafson, Miss Gertrude O'Connor, Mrs. Edwin Johnson, Mrs. Chris Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Swarthout, Mrs. Arthur Altschwager, Mr. and Mrs. Secor. Mr. and Mrs. W. Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Tower, F. J. Weiss, W. M. Olson family, Mrs. John Miessner, Mrs. Herman Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Halburg, Mrs. E. Mulligan, Mrs. E. Millgard, Mrs. G. Parsons, Mrs. M. Shoup, Mrs. J. Turner, Mrs. Harold Pedersen, probably damaged, Chatfield said. The 21,250-ton Iron Duke, built in 1912, was one of the battleships demilitarized under the 1930 London naval treaty. She was the flagship of the British comander, Admiral Jellicoe. in, the World war. The German air raid today was the second in two days on"" British naval centers. In Mon* day's raid at the Firth of Forth near Edinburg, Scotland, 16 lives were lost, 45 men were injured and from four to seven German warplanes were reported unofficially to have been brought down. Shortly after the Scapa flow; today, air raid alarms (wfera sounded at numerous points 1 along : a 350-mile stretch of, tljg English and Scottish coasts, the nearest to London being about 20 miles. . ; ' Both Churchill and Chatfield followed their accounts of German victories against British seapower with assertions that Britain also had gained striking successes against the German, submarine fleet. They estimated that from one- fourth to one-third of that fleet had been destroyed since the beginning of the war. to a look Wilson. Mrs. Charles Johnson, Albin SEBRING, Fla.,. Oct. 17. Officials sought today an explanation of the strange death of a woman member of a fruit diet group whose nude body "was hauled here in a truck from, an isolated farm, I At an inquest, others of the group declared they opposed medical science and testified the woman died after a fall last week. They said they did nob know she was dead until they had taken her to the home of a natural healer. Name of the woman was given as MLss Lillian Eichler, 32, of St. Joseph, Mich. The body was brought here by Dick Windish, 26, and his brother, John, 24. They testified that another brother, Jim, 17, heard Miss Eichler fall, apparently while walking in the dark outside his room early Thursday morning. The youth summoned their sis- Johnson, Oscar Wilson, Mrs. M. ter, Marion, 20, who helped move Brody, Fred Samuelson, Mrs. I Miss Eichler into Axel Holmstrom, Mrs. Kenneth ^ en a ju/t and enduring peace Myers, wmiam Pratton Mr. and M, n ll ^« 0 ^ 0 hlicV, 0 rf amrmo- nil Ml'S. Arnold Slindholm, MlSS When Miss Elchler the house, failed to re- shall be established among all the people of the Earth." The proclamation, issued at a time when Europe again is engaged in conflict, commented on the "tragic situation in which the world finds itself today, with the destructive forces of war born at Loebschuetz in 1892. A soldier in the German army in the World war, he later entered the German diplomatic service. From 1931 to 1937 he was first secretary of the Germany em- The president acted in accordance with an act of Congress, passed in 1926, requesting the chief executive to issue an Armistice proclamation, requesting the chief executive to issue an Armistice proclamation. An act in 1938 provided that each Nov. 11 shall be "dedicated to the cause of world peace," and made a legal public holiday. GOLDFISH, Seaweed and aquarium at SAHLMARK'S Pharmacy. Advertisement. Marie Subora, Miss Golden Coleman, Miss Ruth Rasmussen, Miss Anna Nesberg, Miss Irene Danbom, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayt, Miss Gertrude Godbolt, Miss Mary Peterson, Miss Nettie Tripp, Helen Freericks, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ecklin. PLAN rWGE AUDIT LANSING, Oct. 17.— (/P) — Auditor General Vernon J. Brown said today his department would audit the books of every justice of the peace in Macomb county. Brown said Prosecutor Ivan Johnson had asked that the books of three justices be audited in connection with an investigation of fees assessed in traffic cases, but he said he intended instead to make a "complete job of it." gain consciousness Friday, they continued, they brought her here to the healer. Target Practice Fatal to Youngster PORT HURON, Oct. 17.— (JP)— Arlington Stock, 14, was fatally wounded Monday 'by a rifle 'bullet, fired by his brother at a target. Sheriff Ferris E. Lucas said John Stock, 12, told him the two boys had been shooting at marks and that Arlington rode his bicycle into the line of fire as John fired the last cartridge. The bullet struck Arlington in the back of the head and he died half an hour later in a, hospital. Lucas termed the shooting an accident. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >~X~N~V >~JJ5£JL%~5£*iii~Lvs; N^WWX~V~~V~V~~V ^^S*~^~V^~*~~<^*S^*S*S<~.^^ Daily News Cooking School At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kozy Theater

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