The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 18, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME, XLIX, NO. 298. LUDINGTON, MIGHIAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. SMALL NATIONS EMPHASIS IS LENT THREATS BY ATTACKS Lack of Fierceness Makes Observers Wonder What Nazis Have Planned (By DEWITT MACKENZIE The .German advance along a twenty-mile front in the Saar region, and the spectacular if,'not very destructive Nazi bomtfing raids on the great British naval base at Scapa Flow, wouia seem to emphasize that Herr Hitler has come to the end of the passive resist- ar(cc which he has been offering the Allies in large measure while he has been dickering for'\ peace. Second Day Of Cooking School Will Be Held At Kozy On Thursday i The Daily News' annual cook-, for the three-day school are being school, operated for the sec-! ing provided exclusively by 'THEY WILL DO IT EVERY TIME' ond successive year under the direction of Mrs. Helene Sailer in co-opera lion with 22 Ludington places of business, will resume its regular sessions Thurs- Ludington bakers. Mother's Best flour, distributed locally by Plumb & Nelson, is the official flour of the , three-day school, being used day and Friday at 9:20 each j exclusively by Mrs. Sailer in morning, following its opening | her tasty prepartions. In re- session before about 450 ladies at the Kozy theater this morning. Thursday will bon day" with be "Blue Rib- that popular turn the company provides i several free bags of flour ' which are dividec three days. between the grand flour award, consisting of 50 pounds, group of local grocers as spon-iwill be given away Friday with gifts were won by the following: Mrs. sors | the major awards. An entirely different program Today's opening session H&wever, there were aspects and Friday. will be staged each day, with new articles of loou under discussion. A complete new list of gifts, more than 40 in number, will be available both Thursday UU&T A MINUTEv. ./ABOUT THIS HOSPITAL DRIVE . . , •••: |'>M TOO SUSY TO PUS* WITH THAT NOW.JTH&Y** GET THEIR HOSPITAL WITHOUT MK , FUNDS of Tuesday's operations which gives one to wonder. They were - legitimate measures of offensive, but both on land and on sea they lacked the mighty punch which we have been led by Berlin to expect. Then too they weren't lacking those marks of nobless oblige which have persisted during Herr Hitler's "peace offensive." It is hard to escape the impression that the German attacks were calculated to be both useful, and impressive, without arousing an unquenchable anger on the Allied side. A Paris dispatch says this morning that the Nazi fuehrer is far from finished with his peace efforts. That may be the answer—just may be—to our puzzle. ; The German attack in the Saar theatre was/carried out on such large scale as to permit it to be designated as an ••offensive." However, while there appears to, have been a heavy artillery duel, the attack didn't invbve hard infantry fighting. It was not a great battle. Indeed, according, to thfr ar- (Plrasr turn to Page 8, Column 1) Major Awards In addition to the many daily awards, there are several major awards which will be given at the final session Friday morning. Coupons for the major gilts can be obtained only by at- I tending the sessions today, Mrs. D. B. Smith, Mrs. J. Smith, Mrs. William Hannah, •Mrs. C. M. Phhillips. Mrs. Roy Brown, Miss Elsie Blucker, Mrs. Stanley Roda, Mrs. T. Bogus, Mrs. J. W. Schmock, Mrs. Roy (•'lease turn to Page 8, Column 2) Thursday or Friday. These, special coupons must in turn be deposited in the store by whom the a-ward is made, and all cou- SETUP IS DELAYED pons for any given award must Emergency Relief Commis- be deposited on or before the opening of the final session atj 9:30 a. in. Friday. sions to Retain Authority ...... , Until Dec. 1 List of major awards includes: Magic Chef gas range by the; LANSING, Oct. 18. — (/P) — Gas Corporation ol Michigan, The state social welfare com- vaccuum cleaner by Wallace mission explained today that it Kuras, pair of shoes by Central would make no exceptions m Shoe store, one ton of coal by! its decision of Tuesday to ex- Abraham-son-Nerheim Co., oil I tend the authority of the change for auto by Schmock's Standard station, two cards of milk tickets by Park dairy, a van- county emergency relief commissions to Dec. 1, instead of permitting the new county wel- ity miror by Nerheim Motor Co. f are boards to take up their artrfpH P™AC (duties Nov. 1. Added Prizes Bakery goods as added prizes LANSING, Oct. 18.— Governor Dickinson called upon Michigan residents today to volunteer their services In the annual roll call of the Red Cross in November. "In order that the Red Cross may be ready to meet whatever demands may be made upon it at home or abroad, in keeping with its traditional policy of meeting needs without prejudice or favor, it must have the assistance of 20,000 additional volunteers in Michigan who will serve the organization by offering those among whom they live and among whom they work an opportunity to join the Red Cross and share its work," the governor said. t "Calls upon thfe Red Cross for service both locqilly and nationally have been steadily increasing in recent ye'ars. This year there are manfr calls at home growing out of recurring disasters and expanded needs in the fields of health, safety, education and welfare services to our people. We mu'st not forget that the Red Cross has additional responsibilities as our agent to keep ready to meet obligations imposed upon it by our government as a' signatory to the treaty of Geneva in 1864." Scores of Buildings Shaken as Mixing Plant Is Destroyed ELDRED, Pa.. Oct. 18.—(/P)— An explosion today shattered the explosive mixing plant of the National Powder company near here, killing at least five men. ' Forty-five men were employed in buildings clustered about the gelatin pack plant where nitroglycerine is made, but a preliminary survey dis- ni rru«v»ft« 4-~ closed that no others had been Given ClianCC tO The commission's explanation followed the request of the Kalamazoo county board which declared it was ready to begin work Nov. 1, handling direct relief. Commissioner Carleton C. Runciman told the delegation that federal regulations 'made it impossible to 'permit exceptions. Although the commission Tuesday signed a contract with the Works Progress Administration which, in turn, would permit the state to contract with the counties for the 1 certification of persons on WPA rolls, Runciman said, the arrangements would not be completed before Nov. 1. the interim, he THAT'S NEW HOSPITAL ,.Wf SO WE MAD IT . . WE It.*—*™**"'—• THREAT MEETING IS BEING HELD IN STOCKHOLM Kings of Norway, Denmark and Sweden and President of Finland Are Taking Part in Sessions STOCKHOLM, Oct. 18.—>(/P)—The kings of the three Scandana- vian .states and the president of Finland opened their conference today on problems which face the northern neutral countries as the result of the European war. The visiting heads of state, King Haakon of Norway. King Christian of Denmark and President Kyoesti Kallio of Finland, were 'welcomed in brief ceremonies devoid of military display In Harmony with the peace policy long associated with the Scanda- navian nations. King Gustaf, Sweden's venerable monarch, at whose instance the conference was called, presided at the meeting, which was attended by the foreign ministers of the four states. I The 81-year-old Swedish king j himself and members of his cabinet were at Bromma airport to meet President Kallio and Finnish Foreign Minister Mjas Errko. There were so few military uniforms at the airport, they Cutter Rushes to Aid of Steamers On Ocean NEW YORK, Oct. 18.— (/P)— A i broken legs, broken ankles, bro- coast guard cutter sped through k'cen aims and broken backs. The p rrmn oari Rnlo Wnnlri Ran stormv spas t.nda.v t.n answfir riis-Tnnmhfir of nei'sons iniured was n OpOSBQ rvUie VVOUIQ Dan stormy seas today to answer dis-['number of persons injured was tress calls from two vessels off' not learned, the North Atlantic coast, the Storm warnings were hoisted British Steamer Blairbeg and the! along the northeast coast. The U. S. Passenger Liner Presdient Harding. The President Harding, bound for New York carrying American passengers from the war zones, radioed for supplies to treat "many seriously injured in heavy weather." En route to the liner's position 300 miles south of St. John's, Nfld., the Coast Guard Cutter weather bureau said the disturbance centered 600 miles off Nantucket, Mass. The Coast Guard Cutter Ham- Poorly Lighted, Small Dance Areas LANSING, Oct. 18. — (/P) — The liquor control commission Campaign Committees Hope to Complete Solicitation by End of Week i Reports continued to come in I today as four more chairmen j completed their work in a cur- | rent county-wide drive for funds with which to complete a new hospital for Mason county. With exception of two or three districts, virtually all solicitation work, it is hoped, will be cleaned | up by end of the week. | Added contributors, in addi- I tion to names previously listed: Mrs. W. Badzinski, Noma Laird, Mrs. Steiia Wincheski, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Chvala, Joseph Sniegowski, Mrs. Luskin, Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Larsen, Catherine Przybysz; Mrs. Stanley Roda, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Snow, Miss M. Lewandowski, Mr. and Mrs. John Izdebski, Mrs. George Albright, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryant, U. S. APPROVAL WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. —(#>)—President Roosevelt advised King Gustav of Sweden today that "this government joins with the governments of the other American republics in expressing its support of the principles of neutrality and order under law for which the nations represented at the Stockholm conference have, throughout their history, taken a consistent stand." could be counted—five officers among the welcoming group, and two steel-helmeted soldiers. The same emphasis on the non-military character of the Stockholm conference was evident -at th« railroad station when the train ' carrying King Haakon and King Christian arrived a short time later. King Gustaf, who had takes -, Mr', and Mrs.' Howard Dove, Mr. j President Kallio to the royal and Mrs. Jerome Betka, Mr. and today attacked the problem of Mrs Rud olph Zeber. ( *rTtrr\_r\Tr_Tr\nv" rtrxm-in 4-1 r\rvA''o IT> __ -.__ _ two-by-four" dance floors in •^ A" «£a -ii * nVwAt Hamilton reported intercepting said the WPA will not accept an s o s ap £ ea i for immediate certification from the county it frnm t-hp ,..^if«^o .u^o^rfo ov,^ fnr tHat assistance irom me welfare ' and for that reason the county E. R. A. had to be continued. Falls Seven Floors; Twelve Examined -at Special Clinic Twelve Mason county children were examined Tuesday at a special clinic held at the health unit office in the courthouse. Held for ,che purpose of examining problem cases, the clinic was conducted by Dr. Mark Osterlind, pediatrician at the Central Michigan Children's clinic at Traverse City. He was assisted by Miss Olive Conely, health unit nurse. Dr. Osterlind also spent part of the day consulting with several Mason county physicians regarding patients in the hospital. #—#—#—*_ # — #_ * _#— * ATTENTION EAGLES! f * * 'I * Regular Meeting Thursday Evening, , Oct. 19, at 8 p. m. Initiation and lunch. Be Sure to Attend. Homer B. Doe, Sec'y- * injured. The plant, located on the outskirts of this community of 1,000 persons, is one of the largest of its kind in Northwestern Pennsylvania and probably the only one manufacturing both dynamite and nitroglycerine. The 'blast ripped through the plant at 8:55 a. m., snaking scores of buildings in Eldred. There was no report of serious damage here. The company identified the dead as Merle Eldridge, 19; John T. Devling, 25; Clair Wise; Cyril Lewis and Leo Davis. All were residents of Eldred except Davis, a resident of Portsville, N. Y., and Lewis, who lived in Emporium. Pa. Trusty Is Captured When Truck Crashes DETROIT, Oct. 18.— (/P)— Oren Steward, 43-year-old trusty who drove away in a truck from the State Prison of Southern Michigan, was recaptured here Tuesday night when the truck and a city bus collided. Police said a woman riding in the prison truck was injured. She gave her name as Ida Keith. Stewart was sentenced from Adrian Jan. 20, 1938 to serve two and a half to 14 years for forgery. ACCIDENTS KILL FOUR DETROIT, Oct. 18.—.(/P)*—Foui- persons were killed in the Detroit area in traffic accidents Tuesday night. They were Mrs. Agnes Hudson, 74, Highland Park, formerly of Dowagiac; Mark Vance, 55, and Charles 'Rusanda, 51, Detroit, and Barney Jaleski, 17, of Wyandotte. DETROIT, Oct 18.—(/P)—Elroy S. Guckert, Detroit social worker, plunged seven stories from his apartment window to the ground Tuesday and was given a chance to live today, though his condition was described as critical. Police said Guckert apparently leaned out of his window too far Tuesday afternoon to watch some fire engines pass and lost his balance. Guckert, managing director J of the council of social agencies j of Metropolitan Detroit, came' here nine months ago from Flint, where he had served for seven years as head of the Flint community fund. « He had formerly been athletic director and football coach at Hillsdale college and coach at South high school in Grand Rapids. Blairbeg, 160 miles south of St. John's. No details were given and the cutter did not say which vessel it would reach first. dent Harding asked for medicines, "splints and fracture supplies," and for a cutter to "remove injured — one seriously burned." The 13,869-ton liner hove to early today about 600 miles from Boston. Coastguard headquarters at Boston reported that ilton, based at Boston, was on| drinkmg houses, and announc- neutrality patrol duty Tuesday! ed jt W ould compel improve- night when it intercepted the ments. Chairman Orrin A. DeMass said the commission was studying the feasibility of an order that would outlaw tiny dance floors, and an accompanying rule against dim lighting of dancing halls and environs. A survey, he said, showed a rule compelling a minimum of 400 square feet of floor space in a licensed dancing hall would affect 1,215 establish- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zeber, Miss Agnes Zeber, Mrs. Ida Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zywicki, Mrs. Esther Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bentz, Mr. castle, returned to meet his royal visitors and embraced them as they stepped from the train. The formal opening session of the conference was held in a reception room of the capitol. After a half hour's discussion, the and Mrs. Herman Heglund, Aug- | f° re ig n .ministers adjourned to ust Zacnow, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Grabowski, Stanley Williamson, Irene K. Anderzack, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nowak. Mrs. Elizabeth Litka, Guy the foreign office to continue deliberations. How to preserve the neutrality of their nations while maintaining normal trade relations was the question facing the mon- Tangn'ey, Mrs. Guy VanaerVeer, archs of Sweden, Norway and auc ,, - T -jJ rp Tnhncrm Mrs hall N^ 18 - Jon n i. JOnnson, lVlli>. f la _ 11 Oharlps Christensen. Ernest IE- ^sssr.s? ft sal: production of IMO Auto,™- sss. "^i^r^: biles in Organization Virtu- imum of 500 feet would affect _IL. „* „ ot««^r4iii 1-305, or COO feet 1,294 estab- n „* „ ally at a llshments. The present minimum is 200 square feet. DETROIT, Oct. 18.— (ff)— A I "A dimly lighted floor of 10 dispute in the main Dodge plant of Chrysler corporation, which already has made 55,000 workers idle, approached the injuries suffered aboard thejf ormal strike stage today. Temperature Falls to New Season Low (Coldest weather of the season was recorded at the Ludington coast guard station at 2 o'clock this morning when the thermometer dropped to 36 degrees, four above freezing. Previous low temperature was 38 degrees, recorded several times previously. In spite of the cold start, a bright sunshine warmed Mason county up considerably by noon when the temperature reading was 53 degrees. " Forecast was for fair and slowly rising temperatures. storm-tossed ship included | Waterworks Put on Police Beat Ludington police department, Mayor E. J. Thompson said this morning, has been instructed as a matter of routine to include the municipal pumping station on its regular beat during the night. "The police department is making its rounds anyway," the mayor said, "and we are merely trying to work out a foolproof system to avoid any possible repetition of the situation experienced at the waterworks Oct. 8 when our water supply was off for several hours. "It was the first time in many, many years and we don't expect any further difficulty. But as iR. J. Thomas, president of the CIO United Automobile Workers, announced he had authorized a strike at the plant, scene of the alleged "slow-down" which has vir- i jtually paralyzed production of 1940 automobiles throughout the Chrysler organization. At the same time, the state labor mediation board called a meeting of union and company representatives in Lansing for Tuesday. Arthur Raab, chairman of the board, urged both sides to delay action "for a reasonable length of time" to give the board an opportunity to seek an agreement. Final action on the strike call rests with the union's " ' by l regional" director of the UAW- CIO. by 20 feet is one of the evils we are going to correct," DeMass said. • The proposed rules, he said, should compel not only adequate lighting of the dancing and drinkine; space, but of the grounds outside. Charles Christensen, Ernest Ignasiak, Mrs. Leo Tomczak, Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker, Mrs. Anna J. Sladick, John Christensen, Mrs. George Barber, Mrs. Max Rakfal, Walter Rutoski, John Kaminski, Floyd Pajonk. Mr. and Mrs. Jeppe Jeppesen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank.Krupa, Rev. Joseph Koss, William Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nielsen, Mr. and Mrs. Herman R. Schmock, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hansen. Denmark—just as it was during the World war. To that problem was added the situation of Finland, which existed during the first part of the World war only as a grand duchy of the Russian empire and which now is engaged in negotiations with Soviet Russia which Finns fear may threaten their independence. Ex-Diplomat Will Speak on Thursday Chrysler council, headed Richard T. Frankensteen. CYCLIST IS KILLED PORT HURON, Oct. 18.—(fl>)— Fred Warsatlfski Jr., 7, was killed Tuesday when an automobile knocked him •bicycle. from his COMPLETE LINE OF BEAUTI- GIFTS, for _.*—* Advertisement. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; war-? mer tonight. Cooler in northwest and extreme north portions Thursday. Detroit and Vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; warmer tonight; fresh southerly winds becoming southwest. The sun sets today at 5:46 and rises Thursday at 6:49. The moon w*,t tonight at 10:34 p. m. Temperature at coast guard ctatlon a-nrmr'Q Temperature at coast guara uiuuou SnOWS. for 24 'j;' our8 ent jlng at 7 n. m.: Maxl- mum 52, minimum ae. long as the police department is fjcmtinue -- VyUlilililUC making its rounds anyway, we are gojug to set up as certain a system as possible." "The policemen on duty, as a double precaution, will stop at regular intervals on their nightly beat. Thus, with this further routine check, there should be no cause for alarm in the minds of residents regarding water j shortage when they tired for the night." have re- MISSING MAN FOUND ESCANABA, Oct. 18.— (fi>)— A boy hunter Tuesday found the body of John Sommers, 73, who had been missing from his home at Nahma since Aug. .11. Sheriff's officers and townspeople, aided by bloodhounds, conducted a ten-day search for Sommers after his disappearance. The body was found less than a mile from Sommers' home. in Rickety Plane MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 18.-—(/P)— Aviators Robert A. McDaniels, 25, of Muncie and Kelvin F. Baxter, 23, of Richmond, out for a new world's endurance record, flew on today despite a shimmy in their 1,100-pound cabin monoplane, Miss Sun Tan. They dropped a note Tuesday saying they believed something had broken loose and warning their ground crew to be careful in passing gasoline and oil up to them from a moving truck. The two took off at 10:53 o'clock the morning of Oct. 1, they claim to have broken the light airplane sustained flight record of 343 hours, 46 minutes and now are trying to better Plan to Study Purchasing Setup LANSING, Oct. 18. — (IP) — Robert J. Riley, state purchasing director, said he would confer here Saturday with a committee of stewards from state institutions to discuss MT. PLEASANT, Oct. 18— (A*)— James William Jackson, 21 months old, burned to death Tuesday when fire of undeter-. mined origin destroyed a barn on means of placing . state pur- j a farm near nere chasing policies on a more scientific basis. The all-day session will touch on plans for establish- I ing a central state specifica- I tions bureau, he said, exnlain- ling that he was awaiting com- I pletion of a survey before going more deeply into that problem. He has written to Colorado, Wisconsin and Minnesota purchasing executives, he said, for information concerning their setups.- Riley will receive from the Michigan stewards recommendations they prepared at a conference last week at Newberry. Blown from Home Dr. Ernst W. Meyer Dr. Ernst W. Meyer, first secretary of the German embassy in Washington for .seven years, Thursday will bring to a close a series of four lectures sponsored by Ludington Rotary club in recent weeks as an institute of international understanding. Dr. Meyer, who voluntarily resigned from Nazi service in 1937 because of his disagreement with the policies of National Socialism, will speak at Gray hall at 8:15 p. m. Thursday, his subject being "Germany as a Totalitarian State." GOLDFISH, Seaweed and a- the record for all planes of 655 hours. GRAND RAPIDS, Oct. 18.— —Orie Doom got a .shock as he went down to tend the furnace in his home this morning—the steam guage of his 15-pound boiler showed a head of 20 pounds. Believing the safety valve stuck and an explosion imminent, Doom scrambled hastily through a basement window to escape the blast. As he did so the boiler blew up and the explosion hurled him out of the house, uninjured. Mrs. Doom and the two Doom children, Robert, 10, and Larry, Dr. C. M. Baskerville, Isabella county coroner, said he was told the child had been playing in the barn with John Ppwell, 5, at whose home lie was visiting with his parents, Mrs. Ralph Powell, the boy's mother, said she saw a flash of fire at the barn door but the fire spread so quickly efforts to save the Jackson child were futile. The barn and four 9ther outbuildings burned, with a loss estimated by Powell at more than $8,000. Sparks from the burning barn .set fire to a basket in which a 7-nionths-old baby brother of the Jackson child lay, but the blaze was extinguished before the infant was harmed. The Mt. Pleasant fire department succeeded in saving the Powell home. kinds of quariums at SAHLMARK'S Phar- 5, were awakened by the blast macy. Advertisement. but were not hurt. *—#—#—*—* — #—#—*—#—* \ V The Opening of Middle Bayou Tavern. Chop Sijey Tonight and Thursday Beer — Wine and Dancing. •*—*-•*—*—# — *—*—* 1 ' {'

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