The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 27, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 306. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. POPE PIUS XII LASHES AT DICTATORS CITY OF FLINT FREED FROM SOVIET PORT WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—(#>)— The largest and mast powerful American navy in 17 years was told by President Roosevelt today that it was the nation's chief reliance to keep out of the European war. "The most promising way to preserve our peace lies in the ability to defend our sea frontiers," Mr. Roosevelt said in a Navy day letter to Acting Secretary Charles Edison. "That peace we shall strive to maintain by all honorable and advanced means. With the world in arms, this country is compelled as never before to maintain an adequate and posi- _ ..__ .. i tive defense." The freighter, rescue ship for] The president's letter consti- hundreds of victims of the tuted almost the only official Athenia disaster, captured by a German sea raider while on its Few Facts Known as Ship Sails Toward Undetermined Destination (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Somewhere off the Russian- Norwegian coast in the Arctic circle, the United States-owned Freighter City of Flint was cruising for an undetermined destination under the command of an undetermined crew. President Says Navy Is Defender Of Peace way to Britain with a cargo and then interned temporarily atj the Russian Arctic circle port of Murmansk, was freed <by Russian authorities Thursday night. But whether the ship set out to sea still under the command of the German crew which claimed her as a prize of war, or under the command of her American crew could not be determined by Laurence A. Steinhardt, American ambassador to the Soviets at Moscow. Even the flag she flew was in doubt. Authoritative quarters in Moscow said the freighter was flying the American flag as she slipped out of Murmansk harbor, but in Washington it was pointed out that she might still be under German command even though flying the American flag. German reports, however, said she was flying the Nazi flag. Murmansk Is far north of Moscow, communications are few and there are no consular authorities there who could give official information. Some sources believed the Germans still were in command, despite the demand Thursday of Secretary of State Cordell Hull on Soviet authorities that the ship be returned to its American command, and that the Germans, with a submarine convoy would attempt to run the British sea blockade and take her to a German port in the Baltic. If the City of Flint reaches a German Baltic port, she would be subject to a prize court which would determine whether or not her cargo—consisting of tractors, grain and other merchandise—constitute her a prize. recognition of the day. Officers and men themselves were too busy with the neutrality patrol, with training recruits and building new ships to celebrate. Navy day found the fleet operating under virtual wartime condition. Visitors were barred from ships and shore stations. Movements of all fighting ships on the Atlantic coast patrol and with the main fleet in the Pacific were secret. It is no secret, however, that the largest number of ships is at sea since the 1922 limitation treaty junked or retired half the World war navy. There were 321 ships of all types in commission then. There are 388 manned now, including 40 World war destroyers put back in service to reinforce the neutrality patrol. The navy has 586 vessels of all types. Germany's spectacular undersea sinking of a British battleship and an aircraft carrier and Nazi air raids on fleet bases have filed apparently to shake official confidence in surface vessels. Official circles believe that Congress will be asked for funds to start two more 45,000-ton floating fortresses, sister ships of the two on which the first rivets are to be driven soon. SET CEILING FOR WELFARE IN MICHIGAN BRITAIN'S PLANE OUTPUT EXCEEDS GERMANY'S NOW, Fishermen Across Lake Will No Longer Have Advantage over Michigan LANSING, Oct. 27.— 4JP)— The state conservation department chalked up another conquest today in the long war for uniform Course Will Deal with All Phases of Selling and Merchandising Starting next Wednesday, Nov. 1. and continuing for five weeks thereafter, Ludington high school will be the scene of a weekly course of instruction for retail merchants, their salespeople and other persons interested in that vocation. The course, it was learned, will deal with all phases of selling and ether phases of merchandising. Retail committee of the Ludington Chamber of Commerce, in co-operation with the Ludington board of education and the state board of control for vocational education, will sponsor the courses. A unique plan is being arranged whereby Ludington merchants and others fully qualified, will talk on the various subjects that will be offered. Some of the subjects listed are "Successful Retail Selling," "Window Display," "Speech and Personality Development," "Store Arith- Monthly Expenditures for Direct Relief May Not Exceed $1,000,000 : LANSING, Oct. 27.—(/P)—The 1 social welfare commission agreed to place a $1,000,000 ceiling over the state's monthly expenditures for direct relief during the peak winter period and sought today to complete its share in the reorganization of county welfare units. Under the 1939 legislature's "home rule" welfare act, the state commission is to name a representative on each of the 83 | county commissions that will: administer local welfare activities. The task of selecting these representatives is half done. The state commission decided upon a $1,000,000 ceiling for relief expenditures in an informal conference with Budget Director Gus T. Hartman, who has insisted that the department remain within the amount appropriated for its use by the Legislature. Two factors appear to make the ceiling possible, Chairman Walter F. Gries said. They are: 1. That counties have prepared to shoulder a greater share of the relief burden under the new "home rule" act. 2. That the need for direct relief -will be less acute than has been anticipated. The state commission allocated $982,750 for direct relief during November, as compared to an October Allocation of $669,075, in a protracted session that continued far into Thursday, night. Allotments to individual! counties were designed ISSUES FIRST ENCYCLICAL OF PAPAL REIGN Consolation Offeree! Dismembered Poland by.Head of Catholic Church Great Britain claims she has passed Germany in the quantity production of airplanes. A British plane factory, showing powerful single-motor ficlitcrs under construction, is pictured. The scene resembles an assembly line i» an American factory with the exception, that in England the planes themselves do not move but rather the workmen instead. Federal Grand Jury Reconvenes In Louisiana aay in me long war lor «""»»». metic and Merchandising Infor- regulation of commercial fishing | matlon ,, and others. ANN ARBOR. Oct. 27.—(/P)— Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Thursday night that if democracy is to be preserved the people of America must work at it, not sit back and merely be thankful they are not mixed up in the European war. In an address at the University of Michigan, the wife of the president said: "I am not afraid of various 'isms' taking hold in this country as long as individuals take an interest in democracy. But we must work to perpetuate our form of govenment. We cannot sit back and say we are glad to be out of the European war. A great nation has responsibilities toward the community of the world. Because we are at peace, we should be thinking about formulating a real peace which will be more lasting than any we have known in the past." Question Legality of Milk Control DETROIT, Oct. 27,—(/P)—The constitutionality of the state milk control act is questioned in a suit filed Thursday in circuit court by the George A. Johnson Dairy company. The suit, an answer to the state milk control board's action for an injuncion against the Johnson Co., charges the act which empowered the board to set milk prices in the Detroit area violates the due process clauses of both the state and federal constitutions. Attorneys for the company accused the board of being incapable of fair dealing because of statutory provision for two producers and one distributor as a majority on the board of five, and asked that the board be enjoined from further enforcement. The board sought to enjoin the Johnson company for noncompliance with its orders. Scientists affirm that more than 4,000 different kinds of grass are grown in various parts of the world. on the Great Lakes. Director P. J. Hoffmaster said Wisconsin had decided to invoke size limits on lake trout, whitefish and perch like those of Michigan and like Michigan, would forbid the removal of wall-eyed pike from Lake Michigan. The new regulations will be effective Nov. 21. The Michigan catch has long been lirarited to whitefish of two pounds or more, lake trout of a pound and a half and perch eight and a half inches long. Wisconsin has permitted the removal of smaller fish, giving Wisconsin fishermen an advantage over their Michigan competitors. The taking of eight-inch perch in Wisconsin waters where seven inches has hereto- J[pre been the limit will continue until July 1, when the Michigan standard will be adopted. Hoffmaster said an executive order of Wisconson's governor Julius Heil, issued after a conference with a delegation of Michigan conservationists headed by F. A. Westerman, chief of the Michigan department's fish division, also called for strict enforcemtent of a 2'/2-inch limit on gill nets. International at-a-Glance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) CASTEL GANDOLFO—Pope Pius XII in encyclical asks peace, criticzes governments substituting themselves for God. PARIS—'French report 1,500,000 Nazi troops on Western front in "jump off spots." BERLIN—Observers say large offensive in making; Germans say still have City of Flint. MOSCOW—City of Flint leaves Murmansk, Russians silent on whether in charge German or American crew. LONDON—Britain opens enlistments to volunteers. HELSINKI—Finland will decide own future, foreign minister declares. MADRAS—Indian ministry quits in protest against British policy. TO ASK 'NEW TRIAL FLINT, Oct. 27.—(#•)--A ; new trial will be asked for the Rev. James Wilson Lane, convicted on a charge of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife, Nancy Virginia, 61, Joseph R. Joseph, counsel for the 61-year-old mission preacher and factory worker, said today. Gold is not always golden in color. Pure gold in different forms may be green, brown, blue or red. Pine particles, depend- mation" and others. Most unusual feature of the course is that those attending will decide for themselves what phase of merchandising they would like to hear about and by whom they would like to have it presented. Subjects will be discussed in the 9rder that students I believe their importance merits. Lawrence T. Thomson, state supervisor of the business education division, will be present at the first meeting Wednesday to help arrange the course. Registration fee for the six evening meetings will be $1. Every retail merchant desiring to have one or more of his salespeople in attendance is asked to contact William Rynerson, chairman of the retail merchants' committee. If after the first six weeks, interest in the course is sufficient, plans will be made for six additional meetings after the holidays, the first to be held about Jan. 10. Two Fliers Set Endurance Record LANCASTER, Calif.. Oct. 27. — iff") —Two men who have been flying continuously for almost a month—longer than anyone has ever flown before—soared on today with their eyes and hearts on a showy Sunday landing. They're more than a little tired of riding around and around in an airplane over Rosamond dry lake near here, are Clyde Schleiper and Wes Carroll. Thursday at 3:42 p. m. they broke the world's unlimited endurance hours and ?ht record J3 minutes. of 653 They has prac- getting hitting ing on their size, may even pink, dark red or black. be want to make the new record one month. It has been a wearying grind. Almost their only sport been chasing coyotes or tice bombing. They're pretty good now at small targets with milk cartons loaded with sand. The men took off from the marine stadium at Long Beach Sept. 29 and propose to end their flight before an audience there Sunday, Oct. 29. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lo>yer Michigan: Cloudy and much colder with light rain, showers or snow flurries in extreme, north and extreme east portions tonight; Saturday fair and colder. Detroit and Vicinity: Cloudy much colder tonight with light rain or showers; Saturday fair and colder; fresh south and southwest winds shifting to northwesterly. The sun sets today at 5:33 and rises Saturday it 7:00. The moon sets Saturday at 7:16 a. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.; Maximum 63, minimum 43. NEW ORLEANS, La., Qct. 27. trict Attorney _ (/P) — The federal govern- j resigned and ment, which caused the showdown in Louisiana's political scandals, had stepped in again today, this time to take over an investigation—apparently abandoned by state authorities—into an alleged tax reduction racket. The same federal .grand jury to em- i which indicted former Govern- phasize the commission's warn-j or Richard W. Leche and Hoing that the state would be most; telman Seymour Weiss, politi- ready to aid the counties that) cal heirs of the late Huey P. were most willing to help'Ong, was called back ,mtp selves within the limits of their-pP*^ 1 ' session. • ability to raise relief funds lo- j Its inquiry concerns charges that certain lawyers Charles A. Byrne | _ a court hearing first [on charges Byrne was obstruct'"-' ing the jury was halted. At this juncture Thursday, Harold Rosenwald, special assistant to the United States attorney general, announced the federal jury would reconvene to hear "witnesses and VOTE OR HEPEH EXPECIEO THY Argument on Measure Limited and Senate Rushes Action Neutrality Bill on WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.— (fP) —Driving toward passage of the administration's neutrality bill several reports" in the alleged I by nightfall, an overwhelming tax racket The jury had not Senate majority turned aside to- been scheduled until Nov. 7. to meet again cally. The budget department had suggested Wayne's allocation be scaled down to $428,150 in the face of requests for half again as much, and the total for all counties held to $980,000. The commission, however, refused to trim the allotment to an amount less than the county was raising locally. Victory Persons Listed in Drive Contributors from Victory | predominated in today's list of | those who have donated to date in a campaign for funds to finish a new hospital building for Mason county. Among the added names were: Ole Thompson, Julius and Otto Kollberg, Charles Kollberg, Nels Anderson, Earl Lexaw, Bertha Peterson, Nels Jensen, William Oik, Mrs. George Beale, August Dennis, Dahlquist and Gustafson, Chris Christoffersen, Mrs. H. Kozial and Mrs. J. Kubiak, James Anderson. John Johnson, Mr. and 'Mrs. Joe C h e r o s, William W h i t a k e r, Mr. and Mrs. Orton Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whitakei. Herman and Arthur Ohst, Mr. and Mrs! John Modjestic, Mr. and Mrs. David Young, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ferebee, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith, in court and others sought out business men and agreed to have the latters' tax assessments reduced if a part of the resulting savings were split with them and certain state tax officials. The New Orleans (state) grand jury was proceeding with an investigation of these charges when Governor Earl K. Long, with a legal technicality and backed b'y state military, removed State Attorney General David his own man Genesee, Monroe and Macomb County Advertising Will Be Included in Probe Ellison and put in. Then Dis- KILLER IS State Police Join Search as Suspects Are Questioned in 1 Murder Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne, Mr. i tion. MT. CLEMENS, Oct. 21.—(ff) —State police today joined the search for the killer of Mrs. Farrell Patterson, 46, whose partly clothed body was found Thursday in the kitchen of her home at St. Glair Shores. Prosecutor Ivan A. Johnson said Dr. Lemoyne Snyder, medico-legal expert of the state police, would assist police and county officers in the investiga- LANSING, Oct. 27.—(#)—Reports current here today said a one man grand jury investigation of the 1938 and 1939 tax sale advertising would be broadened next week to include Genesee, Monroe Macomb county advertising. I Ingham county Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr launched the inquiry on petition of the State Bar of Michigan, which charged that $80,000 of state funds appropriated by the Legislature to finance the tax sale had been diverted illegally to the private use of "certain persons." *•! The inquiry dealt originally with advertising in Wayrie and Oakland counties, but grand jury officials declined to go further than a statement that expenditures in other counties "might" be included. They declined to identify them. Records of the auditor general division show that $19,825 was spent to advertise the forced sale of 102,849 tax delinquent properties in Macomb county in 1938 and $14,301 to advertise 72,869 properties in 1939. day an amendment to ban armed merchant vessels and submarines of .belligerent nations freirv United States ports. by Senator Clark (D-Mo), lost out 65 to 26, the heavy preponderance of votes which supported the administration being in line with voting on other controverted amendments earlier in the week. ** rf'feJi The day was the twentieth of Senate debate and events moved at what was, for the Senate, extraordinary speed as a result of an agreement obtained by Democratic Leader Barkley Thursday night that no senator j should speak more than 20 minutes on an amendment. Administration leaders pre- aiid dieted final passage of the measure—with its provision for repealing the arms embargo— late in the day. On the House side, it' was learned that leaders at a long meeting Thursday night tentatively agreed on procedure by which they hope to get final congressional action on the bill a week from Saturday night. CASTEL GANDOLFO, Oct. 27. — (/P)— Pope Pius XII today condemned governments which assume "that absolute autonomy which belongs exclusively to the Supreme Maker" and offered consolation to dismembered Poland. In the first encyclical of his reign the pontiff, after recounting the failure of his efforts for peace, also pleaded for settlements at the end of the present European war which would avoid the errors of past treaties which failed to bring lasting peace. He blamed denial of "the authority of God and the sway of His law" for the rise of governments which make the state "the last end of life." Bitter Treaties The war, he said, would fail to impose a decisive .change in conditions—unless followed by treaties of peace "animated by justice and by equity toward all." He warned "there is danger lest settlements be born in such conditions" as "sacrifices and sufferings." At the same time, he said, respect for treaties was indispensable to peace. "As we write these lines," the pope said, "the terrible news comes to us that the dread temp- j est of war •. is already raging in ^pite of all our efforts to avert it." 'New Errors' He said "new errors" added to the "doctrinal aberrations of the past" have pushed these "to extremes which lead inevitably to a drift toward chaos." "Once the authority of God and the sway of His law are denied in this way," Pope Pius declared in his letter of more than 11,0.00 words to all Catholic bishops; ""civil authority an inevitable result tends to attribute to itself that absolute autonomy which belongs exclusively to the Supreme Maker." Poland, the pontiff said, "has the right to generous brotherly sympathy of the whole world while it awaits .... the hour of resurrection in harmony with principles of justice and true peace." and Mrs. Stanley Irolias. Mr and Mrs. Paul Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Biggie, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thompson, Victory Grange, Mrs. John Rosenow, Mr. and Mrs. William Moberg, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruba, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Timpy, Ted Young, George J. Peterson, Joe Ruba, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Mrs. Edith Hines, Mr. and Mrs. Art Swanson. Niels Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. H. Millwood, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. Algot Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. George Ruby, Mrs. Gertrude Hjortholm, Mr and Mrs. T. H. Fisher, Mrs. J. E. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pedersen, Arlo Burley. Oscar Weinert, William Miller, Leon Stakenas, William Genson, George Genson, Julius Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Nelson, Mrs. Pauline Eichler, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Babcock, Mrs. William Groth, Mrs. Harry Anderson. Mrs. Fred Groth. 'Claude Babcock, George Mazur, Evelyn Janousek.'Sam Hjortholm, Albert French, • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pehrson, Anton Kubiak, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vandenberg, Ann Raschka. Peter Granacakas, Max A. Jenks. were offi- Meanwhile two men questioned today by local cers. Paul Dellinger, 26, who lives on a farm near Muttonville, and according to Sheriff Robert C. Havel, had delivered eggs at the Patterson home, was questioned Thursday night along with Bob Williams, Negro garage employe, who had done odd jobs for Mrs. Patterson. Meanwhile Lee Zea, of the sheriff's office, anounced that two fingerprints had .been found in the home and details of the prints had been sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Washington. Steamers Jammed in River Channel PORT HURON, Oct. 27.—(/P)— More than a dozen freighters were reported jammed in the St. Glair river today after four boats had run aground early this morning on the middle channel. Shipping officials said efforts were being pressed to end the .tie-up that threatened to stall heavy traffic of ships between Says Killer Had Help with Escape PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 27.—(/P) —Y. C. White says it is "perfectly obvious" that Winnie Ruth Judd had help in her midnight flight from Arizona State hospital. White, directing an gation into, the trunk slayer's jp^edure"To Comment, believes the * Ho O0 .,. 00 ,j <-„ „ v^™,. Dies Report Called Sordid By Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—(/P)— President Roosevelt branded as "sordid procedure" today publication by the Dies committee of the names of more than 500 government employes on the "membership and mailing list" of the American League for Peace and Democracy. The committee charged that the league was a "front" for Communist activity. Asked to comment on publication of the list this week, the president told a press conference he had not read enough of the details of that rather "sordid Lake Huron and Lake St. Glair. They said that Thursday vessels passed Port Huron three hours in mid-day. escape said he one-time "tiger woman" had assistance both inside and outside the institution. He ordered the inquiry pressed until the "person or persons" responsible are discovered. ! Meantime, baffled officers j conducted a clueless search for (the twice condemned murderess. Their theories .places Mrs. Judd from within a few blocks of the hospital to as far awa'y as Mexico City. Sheriff Lon Jordan and a deputy searched the home of Mrs. Judd's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. McKinnell, as a "precautionary measure." When an old statue on a poor farmer's land near Prague, Hungary, collapsed during a recent windstorm, gold, silver and cop- 50 per coins made during the Thir- in ty Years War era (1618-49), were scattered on the ground. He agreed to a reporter's request that direct quotation of the phrase be permitted, a departure from the usual press conference procedure. Activity Reported by Parole Board LANSING, Oct. 27.—(£>)—The state parole board reported today it had granted paroles in 45.91 percent of the cases considered during September, a total of 184. The board said three paroles were for deportation, seven were in custody and 174 were routine. Fifty-eight persons were paroled from the Ionia reformatory, 105 from the State Prison of Southern Michigan, 12 from the Detroit House of Correction and 9 from the Marquette branch prison. KANSAS CITY, Oct. 21.—(JP) —A federal grand jury concluded a 10-month investigation of Boss Tom Pendergast's Democratic organization with the indictment of two key men, Matthew S. Murray and Otto P. Higgins. Murray, former state WPA director and former director of public works here, and Higgins, former director of police, were charged with income tax evasion. Similar charges, brought by this grand jury, have sent Pen| dergast, R. E. O'Malley, former state insurance superintendent, and Charles V. Carollo to Leavenworth prison. Carollo testified he collected "campaign money" from Kansas City gamblers and personally delivered all of it to Pendergast. The indictment against Murray accuses him of failing to report $89,824.42 of his income! from 1934 through 1938. The government claims he owes $6,577.28 taxes. The government charges Higgins owes $5,689.70 on unreported income of $65,122.65 from 1935 through 1938. DIES OF INJURIES GRAND RAPIDS, Oct. 27.—</P) —Mrs. Susan Kelly, 76, died today of injuries suffered Tuesday when an automobile driven by her husband, Thomas, 79, struck a pole on US-16 East of Grand Rapids. Kelly is recovering from his injuries. 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 riot, permit himself .or 'Ills ' country to become a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. THE NEWS. ;v i i''«

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