The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 28, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLIX, NO. 307. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NAZI-CZECH RIOTS PRAGUE Predict Early Passage Of Repeal Bill MEASURE IS APPROVED BY UPPER HOUSE Professor Threatens To Sue Rep. Martin Dies IN CLASH OVER DIES QUIZ NAMES Administration Leaders Believe Representatives Will Give Immediate 0. K. WASHINGTON?" Oct. 28.—(/P) — Administration leaders predicted today that Congress would clear the way for arms sales to Europe's warring nations and go home by next week-end. They forecast prompt House passage of the neutrality revision bill, which the Senate approved by a vote of 63 to 30 Fri- music resound with the discord day night after 21 days of de- of an argument which had these PHILADELPHIA, Oct. —A threat to sue Rep. Martin Dies tD-Texj over his charges that the American League for Peace and Democracy is "Communist-controlled" stirred 300 league members today as they met in executive conference amid a national storm of controversy about the organization. Dr. Harry F. Ward, union theological seminary professor and chairman of the league since 1934, declared Friday night in an interview that if Dies "will waive his congressional Immunity we'll slap a libel suit on him." "I'm calling his bluff," Dr. Ward said as the meeting began. The league's conference here made the sedate academy of 28.—(/P) speech before Uie New York City Federation of Women's Clubs that he is determined to expose "Communists in key federal positions." 3. The Baltimore Sun said that Roger N. Baldwin, director of the"American Civil Liberties union, sent to the league's Philadelphia conference a letter of resignation "asserting he could no longer work effectively with the Communist elements of the organization." a bate. One member of the House leadership said a careful count of noses indicated that repeal of the arms embargo—key provision which many legislators on both sides of the controversy agreed would benefit Great Britain and France—would be approved by a majority of at i least 30 votes. ' Must Be Adjusted ! The House was expected to| take up the bill early next week and send it to a joint Senate- House conference com ittee., The House approved a modified; embargo in the regular Con-. gressional session earlier this ; year, and its bill thus must be adjusted with the Senate measure before legislation can be en-' acted finally. Congressional insiders gener- | ally agreed that an admlnlstra- • tlon-lnclined conference com-! mittee would maice short shrift | STILL AT MURMANSK of its work ana would write ai WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.—(AP) compromise measure embody-]— The state department was ad- ing virtually all of the Senate vised officially from Berlin to- reverberations Friday elsewhere: 1. President Roosevelt described as "sordid procedure" the action of Dies' house com-j mittee investigation unAmeri- can activities in making public | the names of government employs on the peace league's membership and mailing lists. 2. Rep. Dies replied in Is Last Step Necessary Before City Will Receive Loan of $43,000 State Department Officials Indignant as Steamer Sails Under Nazi Crew A resolution authorizing issuance of $43,000 in refunding bonds, final step before the city will receive a $43,000 loan, was unanimously approved by the city commission at a special meeting held at the city hall Friday evening. The bonds will be issued to retire the $43,000 tax anticipation note recently approved and sold to A. C. Allyn and Co. of j Chicago. The note becomes due I Feb. 29, 1940. Passing of the resolution was the last step required of the city prior to actual issuance of the •bonds which will be followed by receipt of the $43,000 which the MICHIGAN TO HAVE DEFICIT Counties Warned They Must Assume Their Share of Welfare Load Two Escajpe Injury When Autos Crash Two persons narrowly escaped injury when a car driven by Theron Luft of Fountain was sideswiped by another automobile, ran into a ditch and turned over. The accident occurred about 8 p. m. Friday, one mile east of King's corners. Luft told sheriff's department, investigating the accident, that the driver of the other car which was going east did not stop. Luft's automobile was badly damaged, it was learned. Luft and a passenger were both uninjured. Sheriffs Department is investigating. A second accident occurred Dempsey Mason Two members of the Dies committee who clashed over the releasing of 800 names of government employes who were either members of the American League for Peace and Democracy or were on the mailing list of that organization, are shown above. They are Representative John Dempsey (D.), who opposed release of the names, and Representative Noah Mason (R.), who made the motion that the names be released. on of LANSING, Oct. 28.—(/P)—Official Michigan admitted for the first time today it would have to incur a $2.000,000 deficit to support its needy children, but addresed a stern warning to the counties that the care of unemployed adults would have to be financed within the budget established bv the Legislature for general relief. Budget Director Gus T. Hartman said he had sanctioned an overdraft to finance the aid to dependent children program when the case load rises with the transfer to state benevolence of youngsters who hitherto have supported by county-subsidized mothers pensions. The pension is being abandoned under the new welfare laws. The Legislature appropriated $4,000,000 for aid to dependent children and Annnmtmont «f i,,,j nn * the federal government is con- Appointment Of Judges for tributing a similar amount. | VarJOUS Contests Is Yet .sometime during the night US-10 a short distance west Eagle school where a car, headed east apparently left the road and ran into a small bank. Complete details of the accident were not available this morning but damage to the car was slight while it was believed no one was seriously injured. El H1Y to Be Made Honor Michigan Prexy At Ann Arbor Dinner ANN ARBOR, Oct. 28.— city is borrowing to meet oper- Dr. Alexander Grant Ruthven, bill. The committee's action would then have to be ratified by both branches of the Legisla- ! at Murmansk. ture. Besides carrying out President Roosevelt's recommendation that the arms embargo be eliminated, the Senate measure v/ould impose restrictions on American credits, shipping and travel to belligerent countries. The final Senate vote, taken before galleries packed to the | walls, was followed by an un day that the seized American Steamship City of Flint was still WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—(/P)— Indignant state department officials awaited further word of the captured American Freighter City of Flint today after belated receipt of information that Soviet officials had ordered the vessel to leave Russian waters with a German prize crew in ", j charge. expected and over point bitter outbreak Presumably, the ship was on down the Uncon- ating expenses for the remain- 6ei* of the fiscal year. Known as series 1939, the bonds issued will be of $1,000 denomination each. Numbered from one to 43 inclusive, they will be dated Nov. 1, 1939, and shall bear interest at the rate of four and one-half percent per year, payable semi-annually on the first days of May and November. Bond No. 1 is due to mature in two years, on Nov. 1, 1941. The remaining 42 will mature in the interim between 1942 and 1959 inclusive. It was further resolved that j all money collected on delinquent taxes for the years, 193538, against which the money is addressing a testimonial dinner the future of our society." Attorney General B'rank Mur- iphy and U. S. Senator Arthur H. honoring his 10 years as presi- Vandenberg (R - Mich) in dent of the University of Michi- speeches to the 2,500 persons at- gan Friday night attacked po- tending the testimonial, lauded litical "pressure groups" as a i President Ruthven as an educa- detriment to schools and there- : tor and pointed to education as fore a danger to America's de-; the stronghold of democracy. mocracy. "Astonishing though it must Murphy attended while Mrs. Vandenberg read the speech of Members of the state social welfare comission chorused a demand that the counties con-, _.. , , ,. tribut to general relief the I plans f°r Ludmgton's annual money they would have spent community Hallowe'en party for mothers' pensions, and give! wel ! e virtually completed today more generously than they have in the past to the general relief fund. Commissioner Louis C. Miriani served notice he would fight to have the grants to industrial cities operating under the 15 mill tax reduced, declaring that they were "not entitled to economy at the expense of cities in neighboring counties." He charged that some industrial cities advertise their low tax rates, while appealing to the state for as much as 80 percent of the cost of sup- ARREST MANY AFTER CLASH IN CAPITAL Trouble Occurs When Resi« dents of Prague Observe , Anniversary of Republic | PRAGUE, Oct. 28.—(#»)—Ger- , man police and Czechs clashed ' :: here this afternoon while Czechs were celebrating the 21st anniversary of the foundation of the Czecho-Slovak republic. There were numerous arrests. One estimate was given that 800 persons were taken to German- police headquarters as the result of this incident and others in other parts of the city. The clash occurred in mid- afternoon when Czech crowds broke through a police cordon roping of Wenceslas square, before the city hall, to prevent demonstrations before the statue of St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czechs. An argument between German SA men ibrownshirts) and Czechs developed with especial violence before the Hotel Srou- bek. Prague Germans tried to tear off the Czech insignia worn by demonstrators, witnesses said, and the Czechs fought back. German police were summoned and they, with the aid of Czech state police, dispersed the crowd. The Germans had placed a ban on public demonstrations and Wenceslas square, in the heart of Prague, were barred off early in the morning. --~-~..— *. —,_, —»»£,..» *« n*L*ww i ^ -. i . L ou ueiuciiu ui uiie uuoo ui ouy- be to thoughtful people," he j her husband who remained ir\, portlng their general relief pro- said, "there are siens t.hnt, we ! Washington for the Senate ac-! „,.„„,, The bill was offered to the Senate without a preamble. Senator Connally (D-Texas) a supporter of the legislation, waited until after the measure , said, however, that the Ger- would land the American crew there. Laurence A. Steinhardt, United States ambassador, sent word was passed and then proposed I from Moscow that the City of one stating that this country Flint had left Murmansk in the desired to preserve its neutrality and that in imposing restrictions on its shipping and its "same status as she entered," which meant that the German crew was in charge, the Ameri- citlzens it was "surrendering I can crew on board and the cargo none of its rights under inter- intact.. The ship was captured national law. Wheeler Objects Senator Wheeler (D-MonU, an opponent of embargo repeal, (Please turn to rage 3, Column 1) MT. CLEMENS, Oct. 28.—(/P)— In a new search for a possible clue overlooked in the preliminary investigation of the knife slaying of Mrs. Farrell Patterson, 46, Dr. LeMoyne Snyder, medico- legal expert of the state police, and Prosecutor Ivan A. Johnston, of Macomb county, today conducted a minute examination of the Patterson home at St. Clair Shores. Aided by Lieut. Joseph Priestas and Detective William Eaton, of the state police, they sought to trace further the action of the slayer who fled Thursday leaving his vicim's body on the kitchen floor. A silken housecoat torn from the body was found in a basin in the kitchen sink where the slayer apparently had attempted to wash off bloodstains. Johnston and Herbert C. Patterson, husband of the victim, expressed the belief that the crime was a deliberate murder by someone acquainted with Mrs. Patterson. THIRTY^FOUR KILLED DUNFERMLINE, Scotland, Oct. 28.—(#»)—Thirty-four were killed and 20 injured in an explosion at the Valleyfield colliery near here, it was announced officially today. by a German raider while en route to England with a cargo that included some contraband. The United States demanded possession of the vessel, contending Germany had no right to take a prize ship to a neutral port. But Vladimir Potemkin, assistant commissar of foreign affairs, told Steinhardt that to accede to the demand would be "an unneutral act." of the bonds upon maturity. The commission also passed a resolution requesting the state to grant the city permission to close Ludington avenue between James street and Rath avenue, Tuesday, Oct. 31, between 7:30 and 9:30 p. m. The area mentioned will be the scene of the annual Ludington merchants' Hallowe'en party for Ludington children. An application by Albert E. Boertman to construct a $500 residence on North Gaylord avenue near Lakeview cemetery ] was approved. DIES OF INJURIES FLINT, Oct. 28.—W—M. Bruce Dick, 26, who held a teaching fellowship in geography at University of Michigan, died today in Hurley hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Oct. 14. said, "there are signs that we are today slipping into one of the cardinal errors of the earlier democracies. "Pressure groups developing through the activities of those to whom the government has extended special privileges, interests seeking immediate profits, and communities which desire to divert taxes to physical improvements for the oleasure and comfort of adults are reducing the support given to schools and tending to limit the advantages of higher education to those who can afford to pay all the cost." Dr. Ruthven declared that educators "must bravely insist" Washington for the Senate on neutrality. grams. with exception of appointment of judges for the various contests, it was learned this morning. The party will take place next Tuesday night, Oct 31, in a roped-off block on Ludington avenue between James stree.t and Rath avenue The evening's activities will commence at 7:30 p. m. with a big Hallowe'en snake dance, which will form at the Mason county courthouse and proceed west on Ludington avenue to the party area. George O. Kribs, in charge of the entertainment contest program, announced Friday that month on its general relief grants to the counties, although case loads would 'be somewhat higher this winter than they Ruling by Attorney General Bars Councilman From Holding Welfare Position Mayor E. J. Thompson stated this morning that according to a letter from Thomas Read, upon the rights of youth, and s Michigan attorney general, Pethe university "must recognize j ter Madison First ward corn- its obligation to point out to the, . . .,,. -.-.rvnintprt people the inhumanity and folly missioner, recently appointed of sacrificing the children to i to the new county wellaie the advantage of those who will board, was ineligible t£> accept j not for long be responsible for unusual, most elaborate and funniest costumes and also to the largest and smallest persons in the costume parade. Six different prize contest have Will Attempt to Remove Governor and His New Attorney-General They are apple bobbing, cracker eating, balloon blowing, pennies in flour pan and marshmallow on string contests, all and girls, and a balance for boys gum contest for for both boys special bottle and chewing girls. There will be no age limits this year Mr. Kribs said, young and old competing together. Candy bars will be given as prizes. Music for the parade and party will be furnished by a group of Ludington high school band members. Free refreshments for the children will consist of doughnuts and cider. Ludington and Mason county, together with most of Michigan, was visited Friday night and this morning by the first real wintry weather of the season, the thermometer falling to a new low and snow falling generally throughout the nation. The temperature, according to Coast Guard readings, dropped to 35 degrees early this morning, remaining at that point consistently throughout the day. Previous low for the season was 36 on Oct. 24. A little snow fell in Ludington with the volume increasing at points further from Lake Michigan. The ground at Scottville was covered by a light fall of snow this morning. Snow fell today over the southern portion of the Lower Peninsula for the first time this season. The United States weather bureau said it would continue throughout the day. Forecast was freezing temperatures with cloudy weather and warmer on Sunday. STATE WORKER KILLED NEWBERRY, Oct. 28.—(/P)— Earl Campbell, office manager of the Michigan Employment Service bureau at Sault Ste. Marie, was killed and three of his employes injured their automobile today when skidded and overturned near Newberry. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Partly cloudy and colder in south central and extreme east portions with temperature below freezing 1 tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and warmer. Detroit and Vicinity: Partly cloudy and colder tonight with below freezing temperatures, lowest aboxit 28 degrees; Sunday partly cloudy and warmer; fresh northwest winds diminishing somewhat late tonight and becoming southerly Sunday. Weekly weather outlook: Region of the Great LaXes, octr 30 to Nov. 4 inclusive: Considerable cloudiness, frequent periods of precipitation mostly light; fairly frequent temperature fluctuations with cold periods about Monday and Tuesday and again about Friday; warmer about Wednesday and Thursday. The sun sets today at 5:32 and rises Sunday nt 7:01. The moon sets Sunday nt 8:17 a. m. Temperature nt coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 n. m.: Maximum 50, minimum 35. Endorses Proposed At .to a county welfare board even .though he'had been appointed i to the municipal office. ROGERS CITY, Oct. 28.-(/P>- i Exact status of Mr. Madison s Declaring it is "folly to dally ' position has been in doubt evei longer with an outmoded ferry j sin <» nis . ap P ointm " Mnrii^nn svstpm " n Donald Kennedv welfare board. Mi. Madison, ffi!?J' state htehwav commis-• h °wever, expecting such a de- sioner endorsed a nSsed clsion. announced this morning sionei enaousea a piopobea ^^ ,_ Uor , nanded in ^[ s BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 28.— , ,, , ^iJi«<r an i W—Proceedings intended to re- that position while holding an , move from offlce Governor Earl Mr Kribs a]so announced tnat office. j K. Long and his newly appointed " ' attorney general, Lessley P. Gardiner, were filed here by two citizens. Robert L. O'Neal and Miss Julia Field brought mandamus pro- elective ! Attorney General Read spcci- i fically stated in his letter that i a member of a city comrmsson 'was ineligible for appointment bridge across the Straits of Mackinac in an address here Friday night. Speaking before the annual Straits Bridge-Huron Shore Road banquet, Kennedy recommended that work be started as soon as the money is available on the construction of a causeway at St. Ignace which ultimately would serve as an approach for the bridge. Kennedy declared the St. Ignace causeway would permit a ferry route between the peninsulas of only 3.6 miles, compared with the present 9.4 mile northbound route and 8.4 miles southbound. The bridge if it were built would follow the short route between Green island and Graham shoals. He said a survey indicated that traffic across the straits in 1950 would be 130 percent heavier than it was in 1936, and that it obviously would be a major task to continue to serve such a volume of traffic by ferry boats. Engineers working on plans for the proposed bridge, Kennedy said, are convinced it is "no wild dream or monster of modern construction" but "just another bridge" to build. resignation as First ward commissioner on Oct. 15, the resignation to take effect, Oct. 31. Mr. Madison's duties as a member of the Mason county welfare board do not officially start until Dec. 1. ceedings Friday, seeking to force District Attorney Dewey J. Sanchez to accept an ouster suit against Long and Gardiner. Sanchez refused to accept the suit. O'Neal and Miss Field appealed to District Judge Charles A. Holcombre who ordered the district attorney to .show cause Nov. 13 why he should not accept the suit. Gardiner was named attorney general after Long, backed by state police, removed David Ellison from the office. He claimed Ellison held the post illegally. Sanchez, in refusing to ac- Byrd's Snow Cruiser Jumps into River LIMA, O., Oct. 28.—(/P)—The huge Antarctic snow cruiser intended for Admiral Richard E. Byrd's expedition struck a bridge and dropped about eight feet in in the bed of a small stream six miles northwest of here today. The crew jumped to safety before the vehicle turned over on its side in shallow water. A witness of the accident said that the cruiser, on its way from Chicago to Boston, struck a corner bf the Pine Run bridge with a front fender and slid through a guard rail. The cruiser had entered Ohio a few hours earlier. First indications were that damage to the mammoth vehicle, designed to cover icy wastes near the South pole, was slight. knowledge the ouster suit, said he believed the only manner in which a governor could be removed was by impeachment. To Close Women's Prison at Milan he had been assured of police protection this year for the duration of the party. All the "kids" in town are invited to participate in the gay event and have a lot of fun night. next Tuesday WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—(/P)— The bureau of prisons is closing Navy Is Testing New Fighting Plane NEW YORK, Oct. 28.— UP)— Described as a "new type" of airplane, a mid-wing monoplane powered with a 12-cylinder air- cooled engine has been undergoing flight tests at Buffalo, N. Y., for the U. S. navy. Burdette S. Wright, vice president of the Curtiss Aeroplane division of the Curtiss-Wright corporation, identified the plane as model XS03C-1. He said it was developed for operation off the battleships and cruisers of the American fleet. The most striking feature is the "V" type, aircooled engine. Another innovation is a solid structure connecting the fuselage with the single large float which supports the plane in the water. Wright said the machine, car- LANCASTER, Calif., Oct. 28.— (IP) — Two 25-year-old aviators who have set a world record for sustained flight buzzed around over Rosamond dry lake near here today and prepared to set foot upon mother earth Sunday for the first time in a month. Wes Carroll and Clyde Schlieper broke the last remaining endurance record of 653 hours in the air Thursday. Each day they stay up makes their confinement to narrow quarters more irksome, they said, but they want to keep ua until 3 p. m. Sunday so that they might complete a record of 30 days. They propose to land their pontoon-equipped airplane at the marine stadium in their home town, Long Beach, where a civic celebration is being arranged. Both dropped messages that they would like to bathe before descending but just haven't the room. Wes has been shaving regularly, but Clyde has grown a bushy four-week beard. Secretary of War G-ives Peace Pledge BALTIMORE, Oct. 28.— ( Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring assured the nation today guns in the hands of American soldiers would be used "for defense only" and threw the weight of his office behind this pledge to peace: "Every man a.nd every dollar necessary for the defense of America, but not one man, not one dollar to fight the wars of other nations." In a broadcast address before the National Guard association Friday night, Woodring asserted "there is no man in public life today who is more determined than your secretary of war that your sons and my sons shall not march forth to war." "Whatever may be the method of employment of a weapon of war in Europe or Asia," he said, "let me assure you that, •under our plans, the same type of weapon, in the hands of American soldiers would be used for purposes of defense — arid defense only." women'section at the Mian rylng a rrew of two, could be equipped interchangeably as a correctional institution because of inadequate accommodations, a justice department official said today. ' The women inmates at Milan, numbering about 25. are being distributed among the women's reformatory at Alderson, W. Va., the Detroit House of Correction, and the correctional institution at Terminal Island, Calif., which was opened last year. The present women's section at Milan will be used for male prisoners, the official said. land-or sea-plane. TO BUY APPLES LANSING, Oct. 28.—(/P)—The Federal Surplus Commodities corporation announced today it would purchase No. 1 grade Michigan apples from Monday to Friday in the principal producing areas, to relieve glutted market conditions. Prices will range from 65 to 75 cents a bushel, the statement said. 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. TttE NEWS.

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