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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 302. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, OCT. 23, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. EARL BROWDER BY U.S D L Trased STEAM FILLS ROOM WHERE INFANTS LIE Mothers Of America Plan March On Washington DETROIT, march on Oct. 23.—(#>)—A Washington"—this Valve Blows Up and Available Oxygen Is Soon Exhausted PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. Oct. 23.—(/P)—Four infants in the nursery of Perth Amboy general hospital, two boys and two girls, died of suffocation early today when, Coroner James Flynn. Jr., said, a valve blew out of a radiator filling the nursery with steam. Two other babies were revived by three physicians who worked feverishly in an attempt to save the lives of the six children. Miss Sarah Van Gelder, super- indendent of the hospital, said: "I don't know how it happened. Perhaps the threads on the valve were worn." Coroner Flynn quoted Mrs. Daisy McGuinness, nurse in charge of the nursery, as saying she had "found everything all right" when she inspected the room at 1:30 a. m. Thirty minutes later, she turned to find the nursery of steam." and removed the infants from the room, Flynn said. Hospital authorities, Middlesex county detectives and local po- (i'lcasc turn to Page 8, Column 6) one with none but women in the ranks—was being prepared here today in the interests of America's peace. Originating from reaction to a mother's plea for peace which appeared in a Detroit" news- j paper's letter column, The Mothers of the United States of America, Michigan division, will make its first major drive this week. A busload of women—per- representatives of the made little progress in proup Washington. "We told them at that time," she said, "that we'd go back and organize some women, and they laughed at us and said women couldn't stick together. Well, here we are." Mrs. Farber, a former resident of Grand Forks, N. D., who worked in Washington the last war, observed haps two busloads if Mrs. Rosa M. Farber, vice president and field representative, can arrange it—will leave here Wednesday morning scheduled to reach Washington Thursday for knocks on congressmen's doors. The objective is a hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee, as well as other congressional groups, to defend the arms embargo and advocate "isolationism," if need be, to keep America safe from war. Mrs. Farber, mother of two boys and a girl—one; lad close to military age—was firm about it. Last June, she said, i that "women have stayed home I and tried to mind their own business, but they've done that tdo long." Mrs. Farber said she expected The Mothers of the United States of America, which claims 600 menroers in Detroit, to become a national organization. EUROPE QUIET AS WAR ENDS ITS 7TH WEEK Belligerent Nations Try to Crush Opponents without '; Resorting to Bloodshed i (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j ' . » , i t_ _.C Tri-n ttr\ wors vi FOURTH WARD FIRE DEPARTMENT IN 1885 The eighth week of European war today found the belligerj ents — Prance and Britain against Germany-trying^ t<| break each other by blockade, re- 1 full TUEF BUDAPEST, Oct. 23, The Newspaper Fuggetlen Ma- gyarorzag editorially congra'tu- lated Finland and Turkey today for "standing on their own feet" in the face of Soviet Russia, and urged Hungary to follow their example. Diplomatic circles believed the newspaper, strictly censored like the rest of the Hungarian press, might reflect the opinion of the government, which has given no official indication of Its attitude toward Moscow Two Accidents Occur in Ludington and One Takes Place Near Walnalla Three minor accidents, two in the city and one in the eastern part of the county^, iwere reported by local law enforcing officials this morning. About 8 a. m. Sunday, cars driven by Carl Cox, enrollee at CCC Camp Walhalla, and Adam Mockovic of Ludington sideswiped near the Pere Marquette river bridge, south of Walhalla. Cox, sheriffs' department said, Thirty-Nine Out of 45 Families Solicited Aid Hospital Campaign George H. Young, chairman for Logan township in a current drive for funds to complete a new hospital building for Mason county, reported today that 39 out of the 45 families residing in that township had contributed to the fund. "I wish to call attention to the fact," he said, "that Logan township is the most sparsely settled of any in the county, there being 1 about 45 farm homes" in the township and in Carr Settlement district. In checking my report you will find that 39 of these residents have responded to the appeal to assist in this worthy undertaking which will be of great benefit to Mason county as well as to surrounding counties that are not in a position to have such a modern institution. "I had the pleasure of con- OLC** cc— ....... , •bv propaganda and by diplomacy rather than by the wasting bloodshed of land warfare. j Big guns, tanks, planes and masses of troops on the Western front, where the French have withdrawn from virtually all positions on German soil, were quiet except for scouting activif ty- 9 1 But the belligerents called on other potent weapons in struggle to shatter enemy morale and win support of non-belligerent nations. As a corollary to the War, Soviet Russia continued her diplomatic campaign for dominance in Eastern Europe which already has brought Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania into her sphere of control. ' A delegation from Finland returned to Moscow for more talks with the Kremlin on proposals which Russia has advanced to her northern neighbor. A Russian military mission arrived in Lithuania and five Soviet warships anchored off Libau, one of three Latvian Pictured in their natty, colored uniforms are members of the Fourth ward fire .station in 1885, a one" year a^ter the station'was built. From left to right they are: Back row; Joseph Voss, James Reardon William Adams, Charles Spice' and John McBane. First row; James MacMahon, Ole Anderson John Greenwald, James Gavan, George Barber and Dennis Carroll. Only surviving member of the crew, still living in Ludington, is James Gavan, fourth from the left in the front row. Fourth Ward Station Prominent In History By LEE KRUSKA Fifty-five years of continuous service to the community is the remarkable record hung up in, the Ludington fire department; engine house No. 2, commonly I SOVIET CHIEF IN AMERICA FACES PRISON Former Candidate for President Admitted Use of Fraudulent Passports NEW YORK, Cct. 23.—(.?)-• Earl Browder, secretary of th-.« Communist party in the United States, was indicted by .a federal grand jury today on a charge of false application for a passport. Browder was taken into cus- todv immediately and arraigned bef : -r- Federal Judge William B« ;) He pleaded innocent and was held in $10,000 bail. No date was set for a hearing. The true bill was returned to Federal Judge Francis G. Caf- few, who immediately recessed the grand jury for two hours. • The Communist leader testified Sept. 6 before the Dies committee investigating un-American activities that he had traveled in Europe within the last two years on a passport bearing a fictitious name. At the time of his appearance he declined to disclose the name he had used, standing on his constitutional right that such testimony might incriminate him. He also testified other party members had traveled in Europe under fictitious passports because of the danger of using their real names since they were acknowledged Communists. The indictment returned today contained two counts, each charging false application for a passport and the use of such passport. since the signing of German accords. Russian"We Hungarians," the editorial said, "should keep before us the examples of Finland and Turkey, who stood their ground in the face of powers greater than themselves, ready to make great sacrifices. "Our national ambition cannot be higher than to remain as wise and determined to serve our rightful role in Europe as our brothers, Finland and Turkey." Two Youths Break Coldwater Jail was going in the opposite direction. Damage to the cars was nominal. _Mrs. Mockovic, riding with her husband, received a few minor injuries. No one else was hurt. Cox, it was learned, was driving an automobile owned by Marshall Twinning of Tallman. Sheriff's department, investigating the accident, arrested Cox when it was discovered he was driving ah automobile without an operator's license. Arraigned on the charge before COLDWATER, Oct. 23.—(#>)— Two youths booked as Ernest Rychlinski, 17, and Richard Ka- walczewski, 16, both of Detroit, fled from the county jail here at 2 a. m. today after ripping bricks from the wall of their second-floor cell and sliding down tied blankets to the ground. They were being held on an auto theft charge, awaiting arrival of Detroit officers to get them. The car in which they were arrested was parked near the jajl, and Sheriff Homer Burns said apparently they used it for their getaway. Four hours before they escaped, Sheriff Burns had frus- ^-'««» **••**»•»* W «*X>Mb»&V*AAWA*V hJbhAUi I. ,, l t » » 1 » J » " t was driving south and Mockovic tacting practically all the residents of the township and wish to state that most of them, when making their donation, regretted that they were not able. to do more for such a worthy cause. " This would indicate that they fully agree with the editorials appearing in The News that our county and the community in general certainly need a new hospital." Below is a list of Logan township contributors: , George Tyndall, Russell Dit(Please turn, to Page 8, Column 4) Hit-Run Driver Sought in Tragic 1 Killing of Girl PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23.— (/P)—Spurred by a father's tragic tale, ten policemen pressed a grim search today for the motorist who ran down a youn^; girl and then thrust her body in a patch of weeds. A fragment of glass from a fog light and a license number were clues they hoped would lead them to the person ports set aside tor Russian naval k nown as the Fourth Ward hose use under the Soviet-Latvia.fcJ house, recently ordered removed mutual assistance pact. from an active to an Autumn floods strengthened' the only remaining French positions on German territory, the heights southwest of Saar- bruecken, important industrial city. The Nazi party set out to (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) consisted of one hand engine company with 60 members and a hook-an'd-ladder company with 20 members. Little Change The Washington avenue sta- BELLEFONTE, Pa., Oct. 23.- tion has not • changed much in (/py_^j mild-mannered electri-. the 55 years of its existence. Ex- • ca j engineer,- beginning- ; a ca- New Executioner Is Not Least Bit Nervous After Triple- Killing emergency status by the city commission as an economy move. A two story structure, built in 1884, when the Fourth ward and the city hi general were suf- and the cry cent for minor improvements, I re er as ^^ , , ..• .-i_i__ i_:_i_ i__1i.. such as lowering of the high bell tower, it looks much today as it did then. Old timers say the first tower swayed considerably tioner, Pennsylvania's execu- quickly put to death three murderers in Rockview prison's oaken electric chair early today, then lighted a in strong winds and because nojcigaret and remarked, "I'm not one was quite sure just when the I a bit nervous." for more fire Drotection was in- heavy bell might come hurtling For his 14V 2 minutes of work, cessan it his P been ^ familiar down, it was lowered. The same 37-year-old Frank Lee Wilson cessant, it n is oeen a Iamuidl I bell still nangs there today—j of Pittsburgh, collected $450— ' $250 for the first victim, Paul Justice Lester Blodgett this morning, Cox pleaded guilty and was assessed costs of $5.15. He elected to pay rather than serve five days in the county jail. City police reported that shortly before noon Sunday, a car driven by Minnie Larsen of •Muskegon struck an auto parked near the corner of Seventh and Lincoln streets. Who the owner of the parked car was could not be determined this morning. Damage to both cars p. m. Saturday, cars Albert Keilan and was slight. About 8 driven 'by Gust Welbes of Ludington collided* at the intersection of Washington avenue and Dowland street with only nominal fender damage resulting. No one was injured in the city dents, police said. acci- MENTAL CLINIC responsible for the pretty 12-year-old O'Connell. Feeling ran high death of Eleanor in Holmesburg section'' when the the Dr. E. Traverse J. Rennell City state of the hospital rated an attempt at a break by esse Green, 46, held for ar- algnment on a check charge. Jreen tore a metal floor plate rom his cell and dropped into he jail 'basement, where the heriff, suspecting such an at- empt, was waiting for him. — #-#— #— # — #— #— #— *— * - 1 LOST SUNDAY— f East of Scottville— T < * . Brown Toy Bulldog. J, White band around 1 1 neck. Answers to "Gin- * ger". Reward — Call 1 E 9f* c Scottville 13-J. * will be at the courthouse in Ludington Tuesday, Oct. 24. to hold his regular bi-monthly mental clinic, it was announced this morning by Probate Judge Owen J. Gavigan. The clinic is scheduled to start at 9 a. m. *—*—#—#—* -- *— #— #_#_-# 1 * ' Card Party and Dance t T * i Wednesday evening,. ^ * Oct. 25, 1. O. O. F. Hall i Scottville ' * * 1 * > > 5 = Sponsored by Scottville i [ I. 0. 0. F. \ girl's anguished father, Lawrence O'Connell, 33. told of finding her body in the rain Saturday night and of desperately trying to stop automobiles as they speeded by. Finally, one car slowed down and backed up to where O'Connell stood clutching his rain- soaked bundle. But the driver, O'Connell said, looked at the girl in his arms, shouted "stop the next car that comes along," and drove on. O'Connell made a note of the license number. At last a motorist stopped and took the father and girl to a hospital, but it was too late. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, with occasional light rain probable in south portion. Slightly warmer Tuesday. Detroft and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with occasional light rain probable; slightly warmer Tuesday; light to moderate northerly winds becoming northeast and east. The sun sets today at 5:39 and rises Tuesday at 6:55. The moon sets Tuesday at 3:18 a. m. landmark on South Washington , avenue. Completed shortly after man .V a the waterworks pumping station was finished, it was in those days considered :he last word in hose houses. time has it been rung, Noted Author Is Weil-Known for Many Books About West ALTADENA, Calif., Oct. 23.— (yp)u^Zane Grey, noted writer and sportsman, died suddenly today at his home of a heart attack. He was 64 years old. Attending pnysicians said the author was suffering from coronary thrombosis and succumbed to a sudden seizure early this morning. Grey attained fame and fortune through writing colorful novels of the west, most of which have 'been produced many times as motion pictures. His hobby was deep sea fishing and he spent many months in recent years following this sport in the South Seas. Says Repeal Will Bring Dictatorship DETROIT, Oct. 23.—(fl>—Continuing his campaign against repeal of the arms embargo, the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin said in his regular Sunday broadcast that such ac.tion would be a step toward a dictatorship. Lifting the embargo, the priest declared, will make this country ""a target for the Communists and their supporters; becoming a target for them means that we will experience the dynamiting of our factories, the blowing up of our bridges, inspired strikes and industrial disorder. "This means that an emergency will have been created. An occasion is afforded the president to establish a dictatorship over industry, labor, agriculture, finance, communications and almost every phase announcing a fire somewhere. The first Fourth ward firefighting company consisted of a hardy lot of men. James Gavan, With lu'.nber mills and other j 601 East Filer street, who served industries lining practically the j as city health officer until re- entire shoreline' of Pere Mar-1 cently, is believed to be the only quette lake, fires were frequent living member of that original and in many cases disastrous. company. A year after the sta- (I'lease turn to Page 8, Column 2) Five Killed In Crashes Thru State the eye and and function of life." our national Temperature at coast guard station irvlosion nv ">d Vinnra anrilna nt: 7 a m • MilXl- t"y olu " FORTY MEXICANS DIE MEXICO CIT£, Oct. 23.— (JP) —Dispatches received here today from Vera Cruz said 40 men in a railroad crew had been burned to death when they were trapped in a train after an ex- #—*—•)<•—#—# — #—#—,*_-.&—# #—*—#—*—* — *—#—*— for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: mum SO, minimum 41. cars filled with oil. The need for more fire' protec- tion was completed, Mr. Gavan tion in that section of the city was acute and was the principal reason for establishing a second city hose house. The Fourth ward station was built 11 years after Ludington's downtown fire department was organized by Bennett J. Goodsell, pioneer Ludington resident. The downtown hose house Further Cartoon Changes Are Made Completing the iniprovement program for its comic page, The News today announces daily appearance, beginning today, of two more well-known cartoons, Jimmy Hatlo'.s "Tneyil Do It Every Time" and "Felix the Cat." In other words, in the future comic page will include "Pop," "Blondie,". "Felix the Cat" 1 "They'll Do It Every Time," presenting one of the most popular line-ups of cartoons to be found in any newspaper of similar size in the country. It will seem strange for a few days not to have the old ones, of course. It always does. But the new ones will make their own way in short order and, after a week or .so, everyone will agree that the improvement was warranted. Hatlo, whose cartoon career is a happenstance, is now ampng the nation's best-known artists in that field. Starting out as a newspaper cartoonist, he early gave up the idea and went into advertising work. Away from his drawing board for years, as a diversion he one day drew afoot- ball cartoon. It was published and was so well received that soon he was requested to start a series. It led to the now nationally-popular 'They'll Do It Every Time." "Felix the Cat," one of the most prominent cartoon strips for many years, needs no introduction. In re-organizing and improving its cartoon page, The News has reduced the size of its cartoons from six-column width to five columns. Easily readable, it permits more space on the page for other material. Ferry of Erie, Pa., and $100 additional for each of the others, Willie Bailey and Ira Bob Redmon, Philadelphia negroes. Unless there are respites, the slim, blond Wilson will draw $700 more in the next two weeks for two dual executions —to round out one of the heaviest "death calendars" in the state's history. A man who believes the executioner is "no more responsible for an electrocution than the judge and the jury," Wil-« son was picked by Warden Stanley P. Ashe for the death- dealing job that Robert Elliott had held of 16 years. Elliott died a few weeks ago. (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) At least five persons were killed in highway accidents in Michigan over the week-end. QUINCY—Struck as he was riding his bicycle to choir practice, Willard Moore, 70-year-old farmer, was killed Saturday night. Police said his bicycle was improperly lighted. PONTIAC — Warren Horton, 46, was killed Saturday night when an automobile struck him as he walked on M-59 near the Pontiac airport. BRONSON — Anneta Goodgame, 23, of Chicago, was killed early Sunday when the automobile she was driving left the road and crashed into a tree west of Bronson. SAGINAW — Charles Vader, 78, of Gagetown, was killed before dawn Monday when he was struck by an automobile which did not stop. HOWELL—Stephen L. Newman, 57, of Howell, was fatally injured Sunday night when he was struck by an automobile as he was walking across a street. Police Investigate Robberies in City Three and one-half barrels of cement and two levels were stolen over the week-end from the shed on the South Harrison street widening project, it was reported this morning by city police. Also reported to the police department was the theft of a bicycle owned by Phillip Gosling, 713 First street. The bicycle, it was believed, was taken sometime Friday night. Police are investigating both thefts, •' . PAWPAW, 65-year-old sheriff averted an attempted jailbreak Sunday night when he subdued -three youths who had beaten the turnkey at the Van Buren county jail. Summoned by the shouts of Turnkey Leo Dailey, Sheriff Charles C. Koons blocked the youths' escape with his fists and succeeded in getting them back to their cells. In the struggle Dailey was struck on the head several times with a ventilator handle. Physicians took 17 stitches in his scalp. The prisoners, Andrew Manyak, 19, Archie Eliason, 21, and Fred Schlitz, "17, all of Minneapolis, were awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to holding up the Dixie Inn, near Paw Paw. Sheriff Koons said he would ask warrants today on charges of assault with intent to kill. The attempted break came as Dailey went into the cell block to lock up the prisoners for the night. Mrs. Roosevelt Will Speak at Ann Arbor Farmer Is Beaten by Four Hunters HASTINGS, Oct. 23.— (fP)— Fred Bugbee, 47-year-old farmer, was recovering today from injuries he said were inflicted by four hunters whom he ordered off his land. Bugbee said j university" of" Michigan "oratori- ANN ARBOR, Oct. 23.— ( Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the president, is scheduled to deliver the first lecture of the the four men beat him Sunday when he objected to their hunting on his property, which was posted, and fled in an automobile. Bugbee suffered a fractured jaw and other injuries. Sheriff Glenn Bera began a search for the men. International at-a-Glance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOSCOW — Finnish delegates return for further negotiations on Soviet demands; Soviet military mission arrive in Lithuania. cal association season Thursday evening with an address on "The Individual in a Community." The address, expected to attract a capacity crowd to Hill auditorium, will be Mrs. Roosevelt's first platform appearance here. Sergei Rachmaninoff, pianist and composer, will open the university choral union series Tuesday night in the auditorium. LONDON—Aii- sound on Firth raid warnings of Forth and regions, but rails fail to materialize; Britain counts mutual assistance pact with Turkey her primary achievement of war. BERLIN—Nazi party sets out to consolidate home front. PARIS—Early floods protect only remaining French ppsitions on German soil southwest , of Saarbruecken; Western front cmiet. TOKYO — Japanese foreign minister plans .series of talks with United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew after envoy's speech expressing American dissatisfaction with Japanese policy in China. DECORATIVE CANDLES in all shades and sizes at Snow's. —Advertisement. The hairy Ainus of Japan are a primitive race occupying a position comparable to that of the Indian in America. If the wife of a Turkoman asks his permission to go out and he gives it without adding, "Come back," they are divorced. CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. It is the right and djity 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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