The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 21, 1939 · Page 1
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»"• ' ' . v>i'#J VOLUME XLIX, NO. 301. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NEUTRALITY VOTE RUSSIA RAPS TURKISH PACT WITH ALLIES Storm-Battered Liner Docks, Injured Removed NEW Twenty moved United YORK, Oct. six persons on stretchers Stales Liner 21.—(/P)— were re- from the President Harding today when the storm- battered vessel arrived after . .: i ^l i • ii lone of the most tempestuous Say Small But Strategic Na- and dramatic voyages in modern maritime annaJs. Eyes were blackened, bones | of War (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Soviet Russia unsuccessful negotiator with Turkey .broke her silence today on the Ankara pact with a declaration in the government newspaper that Britain and France "drew Turkey into the orbit of war." The Newspaper Izvestia asserted Russia herself had thwarted alleged plans to drive a wedge between the German- Russian partnership, by failing to negotiate a parallel pact with Turkey. It warned that Turkey "assumed such a responsibility which cannot but tell upon her policy in the very near future." The three pact partners meanwhile lost no time in consolidating their new formal relationship. Extensive plans for bodies jured were in the smoking room aft when the wave heeled the ship over to starboard. Tables, chairs, smoking stands and pottery slithered across the floor, pinning p assengers against the wall. Bobby Vernon. actor and singer whose name appeared on a passport as Ralph Keller, AUTO LABOR STRIKE DEFIES SETTLEMENT Local Navigation Turns to Thoughts of Fall and Winter fractured and by tumbling furniturje and heaving decks when the 13,869 ton liner was caught by a howling hurricane after rescuing the crew of the torpedoed British Freighter Heronspool. Altogether, 73 passengers and crew members were injured in the storm, but all except the 26 most seriously hurt were able to walk by the time the ship docked: A cabin boy, Paul Johnson, was washed overboard and lost when a mountain wave broke aver the decks. Johnson, a recent graduate Of the University of Wisconsin, was making his fourth trip on bruised I of Los Angeles, explained the distress call that led to medi- } cal supplies being rushed to the President Harding bv the coast guard cutter Hamilton. "Our ship's hospital" was wrecked in the storm and our bandages and other supplies were ruined," Keller said. co-operation in event that the obligations under the pact come into operation were completed in conferences in which Gen. Maxime Weygand represented France and Lieut. Gen. Archibald P. Wavell represented Britain. Gen. Weygand is comander- in-chief of French forces in the Eastern Mediterranean; Lieut. Gen. Waveli is Britain's middle east comander. War preparations continued in the belligerent nations. A German announcement de-1 clared with&ut basis any idea! that the failure of German troops to cross into France in driving back the pollus at the beginning of the week represented a gesture toward peace. "England and France have rejected the Fuehrer's outstretched hand," DNB, official German news agency said. "They threw down the gauntlet and Germany picked it up." The Germxn army high command at the same time acknowledged that French soldiers remained on German soil in possession of two heights west of Saarbruecken. In Great Britain approximately 250.000 men between the ages of 20 and 22 were registering for possible military service while men already under arms continued across the channel to France. French said an average of three British transports a night was arriving to swell the Allied land forces. Meanwhile, only minor activity was noted on the western front. the ship. Because of his death, the President Harding's flag was at half mast when she arrived. The hurricane, which had eluded meteorologists as a result of war-time restrictions on weather reports from ships military | a t sea struck the liner approx- TON TO FIVE SKATE Peace Parleys Are 'in Week- End Recess While 57,500 Workers Remain Idle DETROIT, Oct. 21.—(/P)—The labor dilemma keeping 57,500 auto factory workers idle still defied solution today, 16th day of the Chrysler corporation-CIO impasse, and peace parleys were in another week-end recess. Rejection by the CIO''S United Automobile Workers of a corporation proposal for governing of production speeds left the "speed up-slow down" issue unchanged, and Chrysler charged the union with failure to act "in j mg Ludington harbor, good faith." ' The proposal, answering union demands for a voice in PROPOSE TO LIMIT ON MEASURE Restriction Will Probably Bo Put to Test in Senate Monday Plans for Winter Sports Are Zt^omngThe pac/of work on imately 800 miles east or Boston Tuesday night. Passengers said most of the injuries were caused by one huge wave, propelled by a 110 mile an hour wind. Some said It was 100 feet high. A fleet of ambulances and stretcher bearers waited at the dock when Most of the vessel arrived, those severely in- Already Under Way in City Ludington will have five ice- skating rinks within the city limits and one at the state park this winter if present plans go through as expected, it was learned this morning from George O. Kribs, WPA recreational director. With city aid, the WPA recreational department is building a new rink on North James street at the site of the former gully. This rink, it was learned, will be 150 feet long and 100 feet wide and will be lighted for night skating. Grading operations are now in progress. The West Ludington avenue and the Diana street rinks will be operated this year as usual, Mr. Kribs said. There is a slight possibility a new rink might be located on Pine street, near the east city limits along with the regular Fourth ward rink on South Washington. . . . . . Skaters will again find a rink at the state park this winter but in a slightly different location. Present plans are for flooding an area in two middle sections of the central picnic area, instead of north of the area as last year. This will provide for a rink about . 175 by 75 feet, it is estimated. Roosevelt had violated the con- j WPA recreational workers have stltution by ordering the war I also been engaged in getting the and navy departments to incur toboggan slide at the state park budgetary deficits in expend!- | in readiness for the approaching tures for housing, hospitalization and the reconditioning of obsolete vessels. In an address prepared for the Washington Political Study club, he declared: "Control of the purse strings Is vested by the constitution in the Congress alone. Such control constitutes the basic guarantee of our liberty." The Indiana Republican also termed the president's action in placing Lt. Col. Philip Fleming in charge of the wage-hour ad- assembly lines, called for a con- i voyage don Tnese scenes taken from the Ludington lake-front show Pere Marquette carferries silhouetted against a gusty sky. In the top picture a carferry is approach• ' To the left the bow of the same ship swings abreast of the north breakwater light, ready to enter the harbor basin—one more tract provision compelling plant managements to readjust production speeds in event of their being found "unfair." First, the management would set rates .after "studies on the of normal Representative Charges Navy Had No Right to Incur Deficits WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—(/P) —Rep. Halleck (R-Ind) contended today that President basis of fairness, efficiency of operations, and working capacities operators." "If any employe or group of employes claim that the rate of production on their job is too fast, and the foreman is unable tc adjust the matter, the job will be examined again, and, if found to be unfair, will be adjusted," the proposed clause went on. "The management of each plant is authorized to settle such matters." R. J. Thomas, union president, said the proposal was rejected on the ground it failed to specify that the union would have a formal part in setting rates. Welfare Commission First Meeting P e r e Marquette carferries typify the finest in fresh-water navigation—winter, summer, fall and spring. Where other vessels "lay up" for winter, Pere Marquette carferries continue their regular schedules. Only the reasonable I heaviest gales can keep them in port and then only for a few hours at a time. Last winter the local fleet operated continuously, with no lost time at all because of heavy weather conditions. season. Minor improvements are being made in the slide, the one of most importance being a more gentle leveling of the hum? about a quarter of the way down. All skating rinks mentioned along with the toboggan slide will be supervised by the WPA recreational department. —Dally News Photos. [ HOSPITAL Finland To Float Huge Loan For Nation's Defense All Preliminary Work of Ludington Ward Committees ", Has Been Finished Township chairmen in the current hospital drive were Jo complete their " Scottville report, it was ex- Newly appointea Mason ty welfare commission, consisting of Peter Madison of Hiding- ton, Fred Campbell of Logan \ P.^tfd .would I be nearly corn- township and Gus VonGlahnof : ' Riverton township, held its) 'by tonight. Although some cleanup work KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 21.—(/P) —Membership of the United Automobile Workers (C.I.O.) union voted unanimous ratification Friday of an agreement ending a 20-day strike at the Nash motors division of the Nash-Kelvinator corporation, it was announced here Friday night. The union called a strike Oct. 1 in an attempt to force adoption of a formal contract which would supplant a working argee- ment it had with the company. About 3,000 employes were thrown out of work here and another 2,800 at the Seaman body plant at Milwaukee, which was forced to close because of a surplus. The compromise, it -was said, make no provision for a requested week's vacation with pay but eliminates a clause demanding that the union refrain from coercion or intimidation of Nash workers, substituting instead a provision no union activity other than handling of grievances shall be conducted on company premises or time. ministration "dictatorial" and an "evasion of the law." Under the military regulations, Halleck asserted, an army officer, without resigning from the service, could" not be "appointed" to a civil post. By "detailing" Fleming instead of "appointing" him, the representative said, the president had deprived the Senate "of its prerogative of passing upon Colonel Fleming's fitness for the post." Halleck criticized requests for an "adjournment of politics" during the present session of Congress, saying that politics was "nothing more nor less than the science of government." "If our two-party system of government ceases to function," he said, "then representative government itself will cease to function." Mother Is Charged with Child's Death ADRIAN, Oct. 21.—(/P)—Mrs. Minerva Mason, 23, of Blissfield, was arraigned in justice court today on a charge of first degree murder in connection .with the slaying of her baby a few hours after Ft was born Oct. 5. She waived examination and Justice Franklin J. Russell bound her over to circuit court without bail. Mrs. Mason was married five years ago but is now divorced. She was employed as a housemaid. The baby was born without medical assistance. The body was found in a stream, but the baby had been strangled to death. HELSINKI, Oct. 21.—(#>)— Finland moved today to float a defense loan of 500 million markka (about $9,300,000) as she neared a showdown in her relations with Soviet Russia™ Apparently "morally strength- end" by the recent' Stockholm conference, in which she participated with Norway, Den- jmark and Sweden, Finland ordered her former premier, Dr. Juno Kusti Paasikivi. back to Moscow to resume talks expected to reach a turning point, in two or three days. Paasikivi planned to leave „„ a . . . Helsinki today with proposals chairman of the board of super- tees, likewise, were finished for , believed to reflect the northern nations' desire to preserve strict neutrality in the European conflict. He is scheduled to reach Moscow Monday. lAdded to the staff accompanying Paasikivi will be Finance Minister V. Tanner. A government spokesman said the addition would give the There has been no pressure." At the same time he indicated Finland was fortified by the backing countries of other and was northern ready to first meeting at the courthouse ' remained, all preliminary Lud- this morning. Others present at 1 ington ward committees re- the meeting were Frank Jerome, ports were in. Special commjt- chairman of the board of super- '" '" visors welfare committee. John Baggott, county ERA administrator and County Clerk Albert E. Johnson. stani'.',firiV;ly to her-.;viewpoint* "Our line is clear," he said. "We want to stand for neutrality. That means we are ready to discuss questions that are not contrary to our neutrality." the most part. Mr. Madison was elected chair- heads, in "We hope to wind remaining i operation up the work, with the co- of our committee , the next day or so man of the commission and Mr. | and to have a preliminary Baggott appointed secretary. I summary early next week," It was also voted to retain pres- j said Frederic Read, ways and ent personnel at the relief office, means chairman. "We will . . ., S?. P Jerome a'cted as chairman make, a complete and detailed mi^on "more authority:" WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—(/P)— The Senate leadership com d- ered today a move to limit debate and thus assure a vote on -the neutrality revision bill late next week. The restriction probably will be put to a test Monday after the three-weeks-old general floor debate ends and .balloting on amendments 1 begins. Unanimous* consent is required to invoke a limitation. Senators Clark (D-Md) and Nye (R-ND), opponents • of the administration's proposal to repeal the arms embargo, have opposed such- a move in the past, but the whole opposition group intended to confer during the day to decide what attitude it would take if a curtailment motion were made. Senator McNary of Oregon, the Republican leader, indicated he would not object to a moderate limitation, as did some other Republican opponents of, embargo repeal. Senator Barkley of Kentucky, ;hc Democratic leader, said he 'would rather get by,without a debate limitation" but that "we might be able to work out an agreement." Senator Reynolds (D-NC) wanted the floor today for a long speech. He was expected, to be the 37th of the 96 senators to take hand in the debate. Clark and Nye and Sena1, Murray : CD- Mont) and Stewart (D-Tenn) also planned brief addresses. Seven or eight amendments have been introduced. Senator Lodge (R-Mass) indicated he- or some other New England senator would move to relax further th'e 4Xi'op ( 3aed-3id'estrifi*ions ion; AmfirW can vessels trading with belligerent possessions. Framefs of ;he measure already have agreed to modify the restrictions they wrote originally. Lodge said the proposed modifications ."discriminated" against New England ports, by prohibiting American vessels from carrying cargoes or passengers to Bay of Fundy ports in New Brunswick and Western Nova Scotia while permitting such traffic with British and French possessions in the Caribbean. , pro-tern. County Clerk Johnson announced at the meeting that appointment of Mr. VonGlahn as third member of the new welfare commission had been confirmed by the state. 'Members present, in addition to appointments, discussed various matters pertaining to their duties which oficially begin Dec. 1. report just as soon as possible so everybody can check it and see just where we stand." Added names of contributors to the fund to complete a new I hospital building for Mason Eric Alfred Anderson Carlson, Mrs. A. Mrs. Ham- Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko. who gave the mission its final I instructions, said the addition of Tanner did not mean, however, that any new questions were to be brought into the discussion. "I believe a solution may be found with respect for the vi- University of Michigan Expert Says Plan Is Against Sound Organization LANSING, Oct. 21.—-(^P)—Prof. Arthur Dunham, University of Michigan public administration expert .associated with the late Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald's welfare study commission, today ..... _. ... ------ , ,,.-,., , . .ment, Henry Michoud, Dorothy tal interests of both parties," Organ, A. W. Sole, Mrs. A. Ben- I Erkko declared "-«- *•"• *^° troit was awarded ages by a jury in #—*—#—#—# — #—• x— *—• x--# * * NOTICE! My office will bo closed Oct. 22 to Oct. 29 while attending post graduate work in rectal disorders at Detroit Osjteopathic Hospital. DR. A, T. GREEN 204 E. Ludingtton AVe, > Phone 1800 * Sixty Germans Are Taken from Liner 'NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—<#)— Sixty Germans, who had boarded the Italian Liner Conte Dl Savola for the United States, were removed by French authorities at Algiers, line officers re- porjted today when the ship arrived with 1,356 passengers. Officers said a French seaplane flew over the bow some time after the ship had left Naples and Genoa and signaled the ship to stop. Under guidance of a French destroyer, the ship was brought into Algiers where passports of all passengers were examined. Then the sixty were picked out and taken off in groups. Italian line oflcers said they understood the sixty were to be put in a concentration camp in Algiers for the duration of the war. The halt delayed the liner half "a day. There isn't any kind of Swe- Sec. Perkins Is Rapped by Hoffman WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—(/P) —Rep. Hoffman (R-Mich) described Secretary of Labor Perkins as "a modern.Delilah" today and said she gave Elmer F. Andrews a haircut. Andrews recently resigned as wage-hour administrator, and there were reports that he and Miss Perkins had disagreed. Hoffman criticized Miss Perkins' handling of the labor department, saying: "Since that lady has been working down there the Communists have had full sway." WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Cloudy and somewhat cooler, light showers in north and extreme east portions tonight; Sunday fair and cooler. Detroit and Vicinity: Cloudy and somewhat cooler with light showers tonight; Sunday fair and cooler; fresh southwest winds shifting to west and northwest, , . Weekly weather outlook for region of the Great Lakes, Oct. 23 to 28 Inclusive Considerable cloudiness with fairly frequent light precipitation. Temperatures becoming below normal by Tuesday, with cold weather continuing most of remainder of week. - . The sun sets today at 5:42 ana rises Sunday at 6:53. The moon sets Sun- Bank Wins Case in Kerns Tragedy LANSING, Oct. 21.—(/P)—The Union Joint Stock Bank of De$4,590 dam- the Inghain county circuit court Friday in connection with the Kerns hotel fire in 1934 in which 31 persons lost their lives. The bank sued in behalf of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Ltd., which issued its compensation insurance on its employes. Joel G. Palmer, a bank employe, lost his life in the fire. The bank claimed the defendant, the Hotel Kerns, Inc., was negligent/ , son, Dale Organ, Mrs. Robert Arnold, Mrs. Guilder Johnson, • Mrs. Anna Pehrson, Victor Swanson, Mrs. Harry Dues, Mr. and Mrs. B. Mellberg, Mrs. Martha Rye. Mrs. Wanderer, Herman Giegling, Ericksons, Mrs. J. C. Anderson, Mrs. Bert Boertman, Mrs. 'Lillian Anderson, John Johnson. discussions have been So far the with the Soviet on friendly terms. International at-a-GIance Anton Johnson, Mrs. Chris- (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOSCOW—Government news- Pere Marquette Income Announced Jr,. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Organ, Mrs. Frank Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Oliner Olson, 'Edith Olson, David H. Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Olson, A. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson, Otto Christpnsen. Mrs. William LaRue, Harold Schultz, Mrs. Julia Karcher, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Minster, George Husted, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Daron and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stram, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Larsen, CLEVELAND, Oct. 21.—(/P)— Pere Mraquette Railway Co. today reported September net income of $301,861, , .compared with $26>586 for the corresponding month last year. For the first nine months of 1939 the company reported a deficit of $698,815, compared with a deficit of $2,714,391 for the same period in 1938. day morning at 1:25 a. m. fish we do not'have. LUND'S to ?3f^S I Sndu,« C( St 7 Grocery. —Advertisement. mum as. minimum §2. ** >, DEAD SKIPPER FOUND PORT HURON, Oct. 21.—(/P) —The body of Capt. William White, a retired Port Huron & Sarnia ferry boat skipper, was found at noon today in shallow water in, the St. Glair river. He was 76 years ,old. He had been missingi, from his home qince Friday night. It was believed he may have suffered Turkey into the orbit of war," sees design to split Russian-German partnership. welfare law as a "discredit" to the state. Prof. Dunham's remarks were embodied in a pamphlet issued by the Michigan conference of social work. The conference said Dunham's opinions were not necessarily those of the conference. Conceding that the new welfare law as a whole has "certain construction features and will make possible certain improvements in public welfare administration," Prof. Dunham asserted "it contains also so many defects and so many provisions for unsound forms of organization that it is a discredit rather than a credit to the state and BERLIN — French troops on does not afford a sound basis German soil at two points, high command admits; officials warn against interpreting failure of Nazis to cross border as sign of prospective peace move. LONDON — 250,000 men between 20 and 22 register for military service. PARIS — Transports continue for the permanent reorganization of the public vices of Michigan.' Provisions for welfare ser- dual super- Mr, and Mrs.' Emil Bengtson! to pour British troops across *n f-t A. • 11 i_ ** *lj-iV»n\-»tiQl» l\o lortlQi* c?T"1iriIQc« G/*»n_ F. E. Gilbert. Irish Sweepstakes Money to America DUBLIN. Oct. 21.—(/P)—A total of £10,176 (about > $40,704) went to the United States today when 34 tickets held there won £318 (about $1,272) each in the distribution of 50 residual cash prizes in the Irish Hospital sweepstakes. A second group of 600 cash prizes of £100 ($400) each still were to be drawn. Combined with the approximately $1,314,945 won by 374 American-held tickets worth $3,788 each Friday in the drawing on horses originally entered in the Cesarewitch, the total won in the United States so far was about $1,355,649. V V*AV1 T VV« A**- 1 AA*MlJ **VV » \f W V* •* *^ + ^"— •' - • 1 1 1_ a a heart attack; which caused The race was canceled be" him to fall 'into the water, cause of the wart channel; Daladier studies economic problems with 10 ministers; minor activity on western front. BORDEAUX — Rescue ship lands 300 suffering survivors o* vision of social security and welfare, Dunham said, "violates one of the most elementary principles of sound organization." 'Complete Widening of Harrison Street No-parking signs on South Harrison street between Loomis and Filer .streets have been tak- BORDEAUX, France, Oct. 21. — (jp) —At least 67 persons lost their lives in the sinking of two British steamers in the Atlantic Tuesday, authorities estimated today as they checked the stories of some 300 survivors landed here'Friday night by a rescue ship. Officials said ithat 61 apparently had gone down with the Yorkshire and six or seven with the City of Mandalay. The two vessels were sunk by a submarine within a half hour about 500 miles off the Spanish coast. Tales of hardship and terror were told by the survivors, many of whom were taken to hospitals suffering severely from exposure. All those rescued were English or East Indians enroute to England. Long lines of ambulances and a corps of nurses were waiting on the dock when the rescue ship, the American Freighter Independence Hall, commanded by Captain D. J. McKenzie, reached port. Scores of the survivors were carried off the ship on stretchers. 'Survivors said the Yorkshira and the City of Mandalay were in a convoy of 19 other vessels under the guard of British warships, but became separated from the convoy one day out from Gibraltar. two British steamers; at least 67 Jen down by the police lost when vessels were sunk > ment with completion Tuesday. HELSINKI—Finland plans $9,300,000 defense loan as her delegations prepare to renew negotiations with Soviet Russia. ANKARA — Britain, France, Turkey complete extensive plans for co-operation in event pledges under mutual assistance pact call depart- of the i street; widening project, Chief of for action. CARNARVON — David Lloyd George backs a new proposal of conference to try for European settlement. LIVERPOOL—Two officers of British Merchantman Clement, captured by raider which sank their craft, reach Cape Verde islands. Police T. J. Barber announced this morning. Cars again can park on both sides of the .street but no angle parking on either side will be permissible. "Cars must be parked parallel, with wheels within six inches of the curb," Chief Barber said. "Motorists who will not comply with the parrellel parking rule will be guilty of violating the city parking ordinance and will be given a ticket by a police officer if apprehended." HALLOWE'EN PLACE CARDS, tallies and greeting cards at Snow's—Advertisement. ' CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring . nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleadtns. It is the right and duty of every American-citizen to do his own thinking, hold to his own beliefs and' not permit himself or his country to. • become a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. • • THE NEWS.

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