The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 26, 1939 · Page 1
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Thursday, October 26, 1939
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 305. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. PLAN RMANY TRUNK MURDERESS ESCAPES STEEL MILLS PASS WORLD WAR LEVELS Every Blast Furnace in Alabama Is Bus'y as Business Booms BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 26.— (/P) - -World war production levels were surpassed by the giant steel and iron mills of this southern industrial capital today as mills reached their capacities. Prodded by an unprecedented flood of domestic orders which began immediately after the outbreak of European hostilities Sept. 1, heavy industries in this district have added 15,000 em- ployes, upping payrolls more than $1,250,000 per month, competent sources estimated. That piocluction facilities were running at peak levels was well illustrated today bv reports that the Ensley Rail mill, with an unprecedented backlog of orders j totaling 140,000 tons,-would be shut down this week-end because lull ingot capacity is being used in other finishing'units. The mill will resume operation in December for a run of .seven or eight months on business al- I ready on the books. Employes of the rail mill will be transferred to other units of the Tennessee Coal. Iron nnd Railroad Co., plants. Steel production was currently estimated at 94 percent of capacity, with some authorities doubting this figure could be maintained more than a few weeks ' esca po~ authorities widened a search today for Winnie Ruth Judd, because of the necessity of re- , insane murderess, who gained fieedom just eight years after her pairs. | arrest for killing two girl friends whose bodies she cut up and Pig iron output, also, was above i stu ff e d into trunks. the figure which can be pro- ; Describing herself as "persecuted" and "desperate to see my oucedona 12 months'basis, since i fa th e r." in a letter she adare^ea to Gov. Bob Jones, Mrs. Judd fled every one of the blast furnaces ; Tuesday night from ihe Arizona state hospital here, where she was committed a.s mentally unbalanced after twice being con- demmed to hang. The slim, golden-haired slayer, who shipped the trunks contain- i :ng the bodies of Agnes Ann LeRoi and Hedvig Samuelson, young i NAZIS, RUSSIA ACCUSED NORMANDIE, QU£EN MARY, SABOTAGE TARGET? PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 26.—(/P)—Baffled by a strange hospital CHAMBERLAIN Prime Minister Gives Eighth Weekly War Report to House of Commons LONDON, Oct. 26.—(/P)—Germany was accused by Prime Minister Chamberlain today of inviting Soviet Russia "to join a crusade against.the British empire" in the war which he indicated Britain was ready to pursue to the end. The prime minister, giving liis eighth weekly war report to the HQUSC of (Commons, replied directly to the Danzig declaration of German Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop that Germany would make a finish fight. "There can be but one reply," said Chamberlain, "and we are I prepared to give it." I His accusation that Germany | | sought to bring Russia into the j war against Britain brought] laughter from Soviet Ambassa-1 i dor Ivan Maisky who was lis- i tening from the diplomatic gal- i lery. j i Chamberlain gave official; : confirmation that the German', | Pocket Battleship Deutschland j ' sank the British Freighter I Stonegate, indicating that the swift warship was operating on the high seas far outside the British" blockade. The Stonegate's crew was rescued by the United States PRIZE COURT WILL DECIDE DISPOSITION U. S. Ambassador Learns Crew Is Safe Aboard Seized Vessel Normandie, left, and Queen Mary Reports that one of the two greatest ocean liners In the world, the Normantlie and the Queen Mary, shown tied up in New York's harbor where they have been for six weeks, was to be sabotaged, have caused strong police reinforcements to be placed about the ships. The United States naval intelligence announced the reports. About 700 members of the Queen Mary's crew are aboard the ship while many members of the Normandie'Ji crew returned to France. in Alabama is pouring iron. SlIETBiS in the Atlantic and landed at Tromsoe, Norway, after the American vessel herself was; captured .by a German raider. | Chamberlain said "it seems i now to have become the rule for I merchant ships to be sunk with- | i'out warning," but declared | • enemy submarines were being' irrpsfpri in an esieo. in Cnlif Oft i_.ani., <JCL. LANSING, Oct. 20.—MP)—G. R. Harris. Wayne county relief administration, informed the state social welfare commission today that the City of Detroit would exhaust its welfare budget In November unless the Chrysler strike is settled quickly, or unless the state gives j more generously for welfare purposes. Harris reported that applications for general relief have shown a "rapid increase" since the strike and that he expected the increase to continue. He said the city's welfare fund now contains $905,000 "which will, no doubt, be used for general relief during the month of November if the strike continues." Harris asserted the state has not given the county a just share of welfare funds and asked for $1,050,000 for relief in the city In November or a total of $1,236,000 for all of Wayne county. The commission appointed Earl Darling, Ionia dairy man, as the state member of the Ionia county welfare board. Darling is a Democrat. nurses, in Los 1931. She was gone from the hospital almost 12 hours before attendants discovered her absence because she had fashioned a dummy figure in her bed to make them believe she was sleeping. From the hospital .she went to the home of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. McKinnell, spent about 10 or 15 minutes there, then disappeared. Her aged father was reported near death u at a rate" to give Britain confidence Eight Members of Mason County Chapter Attend Pre-Roll Call Session , Fly-lit members of Mason coun- y high -jp&iapter, American Red Cross, journeyed to Lansing 1 Wednesday their menace eventually would | to take part in a state-wide meet- be halted. Plates on Sale Herm Atman Is First Purchaser, Gets No. TD-10-01 ing preparatory to opening of the ! annual Red Cross roll call on Nov. 11. Over 700 persons from all parts of Michigan were present Wednesday, it being the largest pre- roll call meeting held in Michigan in the history of the Red Mason county delegates were: Continue to List Hospital Donors Names of contributors to a present hospital drive in Mason i- it j , , I IVitlOUll OUUllUV VIITH. t,tltt."C3 W^J-V. . county continued to come in to-, Mrs E , na Sch { imache r, chapter Schools Closed During Institute Public schools in Ludington and Scpttville as well as other points in the county were closed today and children were enjoying the first day of an extended week-end vacation due to the annual institute of the Michigan Educational association being held in Grand Rapids today and Friday. Sj; v . Simon's parochial .sclunl has also closed for the remainder of the week. St. Stanislaus' and St. John's Lutheran parochial schools are holding classes BERLIN, Oct. 26.— (fP)— A German spokesman indicated today that the United States Steamer City of Flint, seized by Germans and taken to the Russian port of Murmansk, would be brought to Germany as a prize. "The German prize crew will get aboard again," He said, "and you may rest assured the ship will not be headed for the United States." Authorized German sources said the case of the American ship had been clarified between Germany and Soviet Russia. He said Russian officials had 1 recognized that the City of Flint sought refuge in Murmansk be* cause she was unseaworthy and, therefore, would be permitted to leave again when she had been * put in condition. German sources said the Unit,ed States embassy here would be given a full explanation of the ship's situation today. A Hamburg prize court, informed sources said, is expected to judge the contraband question in accordance with international law. The City of Flint was en route to Great Britain with what Germans have said was contraband when she was boarded by a prize crew in the Atlantic. Street Party Will Be Held on Ludington Avenue Next Tuesday Evening Crew Is Safe WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—(^ —The crew of the American Freighter City of Flint is safe aboard the ship in Murmansk, Russia. The state department received that word Wednesday night from U. S. Ambassador Laurence L. he Herm Atman, 607 West Ludington avenue, was the first Mason county resident to pur- day, including names of con- i tributors from Branch township, Lower Hamlin lake region, and added names from Ludington. Still others, including a report executive secretary; Mrs. Louis Fee, Mrs. Albert Boline, Mrs. Fred Roth, Miss Amy Innian. Mrs Lowell Beach, w! S. Vivian and Rev. Paul Haskell Clark. Messrs. Vivian and Clark were and 25,000 population and BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 26. —(/1 J )—State police kept guard at Louisiana's capitol today as reports circulated that Governor Earl K. Long feared former Governor Richard W. Leche, who resigned in June, might try to regain the office. No. TD-10-01. The system of rage, Stanley Benson, Spalding plates | Pie shop, J. N. Manolf, Mrs. Fred designating counties on has been discontinued. Making up the first five to purchase plates were Gerald Ponko, Charles Dorman, Paul Reid and Frank Dereske, in the order mentioned. Plates were Leche, now under several | originally supposed to have been state and federal indictments,! Placed on sale Tuesday but de- himsclf expressed doubt at the! liverv of plates was not made time of his resignation as to its| until Wednesday noon, legality since there is no state Jolson, Keeler Paths Separate HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26.—(/P)— The love song of Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler is ended, but for Al the melody lingers on. Singer Jolson sadly confirmed today reports that Miss Keeler had left him and would sue for divorce. They celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary with an elaborate night club party last Sept. 21. Miss Keeler and Albert Jolson Jr., 4, the boy they adopted from a Chicago nursery, were in seclusion at the Toluca lake home of her parents. Jolson, meanwhile, drifted around the 15-room Encino showplace he built five years ago, and said he would stay there until his, wife "made up her mind once and for all." •X— #—#—#—•» — #—#—#—#— * JUST RECEIVED! I A New Assortment * i of I PARTY and STREET Jc DRESSES at the fr ELITE SHOPPE law covering such a contingency. Long, then lieutenant- governor, stepped into the governorship. Long brought the military into the state political scene Monday and removed from office Attorney General David Ellison. It was the first such use of militia since the dictatorial regime of the late Huey "Kingfish" Long. The Morning Advocate said today EllLson was reported to have been preparing an opinion holding that Leche was still governor. His removal and appointment of a new attorney-general by Long ended such a threat, if it did exist. Experienced observers, however, saw little probability of Leche regaining office. Governor Long demonstrated his control of the state militia when a company assembled here shortly after " " coup. Motorists are reminded again by Mr. Johnson that when purchasing new plates, 1939 tags be surrendered. This is to prevent use of 1939 plates, good until March 1, 1940, on cars other than the one for which they were originally issued. The person to whom the license has been issued, Mr. Johnson said would be liable in case of an accident involving a car using borrowed, license plates. State Has Money to Redeem Bonds the attorney-generalship LANSING, Oct. 26.—(/T>)— Philip T. Bennett, deputy state treasurer, said today that the state has funds on hand to redeem $5,419,000 in highway improvement bonds that fail due in 1940 and expects to be able to meet its 1941 obligations without refunding. If any refunding ft necessary in 1941, Bennett said, it will Grantsym, Mrs. Valeria McKenzie, Mrs. Mina Ray, Fred Zimmer, John N. Gibson, Mrs. Harl Ray, George Ruder, Vivian P Rolf PI- Tlpnrv <?r-hrpnlr Q TJ Wever ^n^Lk, S. H. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Koontz, Robert Buckley, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Bockstanz, Alfred E. Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Mourek, Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scovill, Fred Zwugle and family, Rudolph Sindelar, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Wooster, Robert Hunter, Mrs. P. Obrecht, Carl Scheffler. Mrs. Sylvia Comstock, Mrs Bertha Scheffler, Mr. and Mrs Sumerfeldt, M. Giaina, Fred Engleberg, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Smith, Mrs. Roy Gant, Mrs. Ada Wood, Olga Raspotnik, Herman Heinzelmann. Clark having pronounced invocation at the lifncheon. Chief speaker was James L. Fieser of Washington, D. C., vice chairman of Red Cross domestic operations. Richard T. Swigart of St. Louis, Mo., field representative, also spoke, following which the round-table discussions took place. Mr. Swigart. it wa.s announced, will be principal speaker at the annual Mason county Red Cross roll call dinner, to be held at Gray hall Nov. 9. Final plans ror the dinner are now being formed. LutfinjM,oiVs. annual- cpmmuni- Steinhardt at Moscow, where he ixr>w6 L-n .- party, •• feptriwored Aias-ftietsi^.investigating 1 the 'se^^* t o iron v Kir "PT 1 — A T o r\ F f tin /»H"tr ti i*a A£ 4-V-io Tfcic'C'ial V\tr n f£AV*m QM this year by PT-A's of the city, will take place next Tuesday night, Oct. 31, plans being well along toward completion today. as usual, it -was learned thisj The big annual street party for kids, inaugurated by Lud- mornitig. Four consecutive days away •from classroom worries is very pleasing to the majority of school "kids" but the four-day j j ng ton avenue between James October vacation will be abrupt- j street and Rath avenue. ure of the vessel by a German cruiser. The envoy-is message did not disclose what would be done with the ship, taken to the Northern Russian bay with a Nazi prize ly brought to a close when classes are resumed Monday morning. as usual ington merchants two years ago,' crew aboard. will take place as in past years Steinhardt quoted a dispatch in the roped-off block on Lud- I'rom Tass, Soviet news agency, saying that the German crew had been released from intern- that Togged in the gayest, weirdest costumes they can get together, all kids are asked to be on Ludington avenue at the courthouse in time to start a big Hallowe'en snake-dance cos- i tume parade" from there at 7:30 j p. m. Led by a special band made up of Ludington high school band, the marchers will go west on Ludington avenue from the courthouse to the roped-off ment. The dispatch said the ship was taken to Murmansk because her machinery had been International at-a-Glance Foreign Vessels Which ViO-|,block, where the program will lated Law Would Be Barred from Nation Secretary Hull told reporters Wednesday that the government would follow the case through to its logical conclusion from the standpoint of international law and American rights. He said that he would await all the facts before announcing the principles of international law on which the United States would base its case. WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—(/P)— The Senate inserted in the neutrality bill today a provision designed to prevent ships of foreign nations from sailing under the American flag after it was told that British vessels used that device during the World war to escape German submarine attacks. This argument was advanced by Senator Tobey (R-NH) who disclosed that he had taken the matter up with Secretary Hull. The secretary, he said, advised by him that there had been no indications that the British were making similar use of the flag in the present European war. Tobey, who originally proposed (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Carl Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Affol- j MOSCOW—-soviet Russia pro--the provision although the'Sen- ter, Mary Philips, W. N. Case, , tests against British contraband | a te pcted upon a less severe sub- Myers Petersen^H.^Shellenbarg-just; city of Flin t held pending siitute put forward by Majority ~ TT ~ "" '" "precise verification" of cargo; Leader Barkley, argued that the German prize crew released. vise of the flag by foreign vessels BERLIN — Germans hint would endanger' American lives American ship will be taken to r.ncl property. Germany as war prize. •y . , -— - » | A i* AW * -I J JJ V- i1 J. 4 W V l> Ut*iV* t J. V VV*** Long denied, however, a ff ec t only a small portion of , v. n * „,.,,„....., *,. .,_ the $35)05 jj i000 in hl prhway improvement and soldiers' bonus bonds that mature in that year. Bennett said the state's sinking fund now contains $7,837,000 worth of bonds from the two issues—highway and bonus—as a result of Treasurer Miller Dunckel's decision to restrict the investment of sinking fund that he had ordered the guards. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Mostly clou- tty tonight and Friday with occasional rains. Slightly warmer in extreme southeast and east central portions. Somewhat cooler Friday in extreme west and extreme northern portions. Detroit and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight und Friday \vlth occasional rain; fillglUly warmer tonight; moderate ahlft- Ing winds, becoming south und southwest. The sun sets today at 5:34 and rises Friday at 0:59. The moon Bets Friday at 0:15 a. in. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: mum 60, minimum 50,, , er, George Hallard, Henry H. Brinkmann, Gust Ackertaloom, Mrs. Walter Meade, Mr. and Mrs. Walley Beaune, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hedblade, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hayford, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bonner, Mrs. Fred Gulembo, Mrs. Alice Hayford, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Silver. Frank Jerome, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Hoxie, Mr. and Mrs. C. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. , Mary Mahohey, M. , Mrs. W. H. VanDyke. 5 IJ3. cash to the state's own _securities and to securities issued or guaranteed by the federal government. iSinking fund purchases since Jan. 1, when the new administration took office, include take place. A sound system, in charge of Roy Grotemat, will be present so that the program may be heard by all. There will be an amateur entertainment program, in charge of Mr. Grotemat, in which all may participate. In addition, n vn n *rr\ r\nf OR UP\ TVi» prizes will be given for the best CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—(#>)—The costumes 75,000 pound snow cruiser built The evening's fun event will f ™ ,p ar Adm jf al Richard E. be wound up with free cider Byrd'a; antarctic and n doughnuts for all the chil- ^for Boston^^ Drivers of automobiles were ^gSfn Sd motorists along journey War Changes Status of U. S. Navy Day SAN PEDRO, Calif., Oct. 26.— (ff>) —Navy day Friday will be just an ordinary day in the life of the United States fleet due to the European war. Admiral Claude E. Bloch said no visitors will be permitted aboard the ships the first time a restriction since for such Navy day 1922. He explained the move HELSINKI— Finish delegates return from Moscow . with new proposals which Finns indicate still are not totally acceptable. LONDON—Russian objections raise vital issues on contraband; British list shipping losses as 399,319 tons since war started. QUEBEC—Liberal party wins Quebec election ousting Premier Duplessis 'who criticized Ottawa •war expenditures. PARIS—Western front quiet as French report signs of German preparations for offensive. DEATH ROW EMPTY Under the provision any foreign vessel which flew the American flag would be prohibited from entering American terri- requested today to keep in mind the fact that the block in question, between James street and Rath avenue, is to be cleared of all cars by 7:15 p. m. Tuesday. Their co-operation is urged in seeing that parked cars are not left in the area after that time. But the point of the moment, committee officials said, is for kids to get ready for the big annual party—to plan their freak costumes aaicl have all in readiness for a lot of good fun Tuesday night. Women Is Found COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 26.—(/P) —Ohio penitentiary's death row was empty today for time in 23 years. Fifty-year-old Lafe 11UU1 uiiu^iiii^ .:IIIII~L ji^cni uv.iii- •nil- 1 T • <vf torial waters or ports for a period I Murdered in Home of three months. Capone Defendant in Income Tax Lien LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26.—(THAI Capone was named defendant in an income tax lien for $22,245 today. Internal revenue agents said, however, this would not interfere with the former Chicago gangster's release, Nov. 19 from the Terminal island jail as it is a civil matter. Capone was sentenced MT. CLEMENS, Oct. 26.—(/P) —Mrs. Herbert C. Patterson, 46- year-old wife of an automotive engineer, was found slain today in her suburban St. Clair Shores bungalow. Coroner Roy J. Kaul said she had been stabbed four times in the breast and that her heart had been pierced. Attired in underwear and shoes the body was seen on the was originated in who had lived 364 days in the] ten years in prison in 1932 andi the first one in jail 'for income tax 1 evasion. Good behavior shorten- Williams, I ed his prison term and he was kitchen floor toy. a newspaper to | collector making a routine call. St. Clair Shores police arrested a 20-year-old negro who did the route stopped to gape, at the strange vehicle as it moved along the dimly lit streets. Both front and rear wheels were turned when the craft negotiated curves. The cruiser- can travel side- 1 ways at a 25 degree angle. Because of the cruiser's dimensions — 55 feet long and 20 feet wide— highway police preceded the vehicle to clear the regular traffic. Motors powered by two huge diesel engines turn the cruiser's four wheels. Its rubber tires measure 10 feet in diameter. The vehicle has a cruising range of 5,000 miles, accommodations for a tive man crew and provisions for a year of exploration. In Italy every town hall must, by law, display a portrait of the' king in a prominent place. was taken as a against espionage precaution and sabo- $1,263.000 in bonds ot the stale ttage. Maxi-! of Michigan and $7,400,000 in' The same restrictions will be ! short-term HOLC bonds. enforced Armistice day. row," went to the electric chair Wednesday. He had seen 13 killers trudge to their death, including .blonde Anna Hahn, the Cincinnati slayer. transferred to Terminal island from Alcatraz prison to serve the jail sentence. He was fined $50,000 and or- Marie dered to pay court costs of $30,poison 000. He still owes $20,000 on the fine. odd jobs for the couple. Patterson, an employe of the Chrysler corporation, was notified at his Highland Park office. A post mortem was to be held this afternoon to determine whether the woman had .been criminally attacked. CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. 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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