The News-Palladium from Benton Harbor, Michigan on May 3, 1938 · 3
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The News-Palladium from Benton Harbor, Michigan · 3

Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Tuesday, May 3, 1938
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' TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1938 THE HfEWtPSltOTrcrW MGE THSU Latest News Of St. Joseph I PARKINGRULES ILL APPLY ON MORE STREETS Restricted Areas In Business District Increased By Two Blocks . Plans to enlarge the restricted parking area in the business district to include another block on Main street from Ship to Port street and an additional block on Ship and Pleasant streets east of Main street were announced by City Manager H. G. Crow at the meeting of the St. Joseph city commission Monday night. This action is deemed necessary because of the limited space on Main and Ship streets due to the parallel parking requirements set down by the state highway, department on trunk line streets. City Manager Crow also announced that the parking lot on the old Mc-J jviuueii properly hi uie curlier 01 roam and Pleasant streets, which is owned by James Bizanes, will be ready late this week. At the request of the chamber of commerce and retail mer chants association, this new parking area will be reserved strictly for cist tors and shoppers. . Police Will Act It was pointed out last night that cars of clerks and store owners and local residents who work in the busi ness district if found in this parking area the police will request them to be removed. business district would be remedied if those who work in the business district would park their car's outside of this area. v Members of the commission authorized the city manager to prohibit auto dealers from parking used cars or any kind of a car, which is for sale, on the streets. A recent check revealed that 12 spaces were being used by a car dealer to park used cars. City Health Director Dr. P. O. Hahna reported that conditions in several alleys of the city were dangerous to health, but were remedied when owners of the property adjoining these alleys were notified. He has urged that all property owners repair or purchase new garbage cans and rubbish containers so that all alleys in the city will be in good condition for Blossom Week. 24 ARRESTED DURING APRIL; ONLY 4 DRUNKS Twenty-four arrests were reported by Chief of Police Ben Phairas in his regular monthly report made to the city commission Monday night. Seven persons were arrested on speeding and reckless driving charges, only four on drunk charges, three for vagrancy, four juvenile cases, and the balance for assault, breaking and entering and buying Junk from minors. The police also made 28 traffic arrests for overparking and other minor traffic violations. During the month 310 cars with defective lights were checked. The department assisted in 46 welfare cases, one missing person case, on traffic duty at 16 funerals and eight fires, spent 30 hours on traffic duty at schools, four hours at churches and 15 hours on special duty. ' During the month the police investigated 12 automobile accidents in which one person was injured, disposed of 14 dead animals, two cases In which property was reported stolen, and nine cases in which property was recovered. There were 241 police calls answered and 274 police Investigations made, and 10 quarantine signs posted. There were 128 operators and 13 chauffeurs licensed issued by the police last month. BREVITIES Brother Dies In Wisconsin Mrs. L. J. Hnle of 1107 State street was called to Oshkosh, Wis., today by the death of her brother, Robert Spink. F. & A. M. To Meet A regular communication is announced for tonight by Worshipful Master Henry W. E. Kerr of S. Joseph lodge No. 437, F. & A. M., In the St. Joseph Masonic Temple. Business of importance is to come before the meeting, according to Mr. Kerr. The meeting is called for 8 p. m. . Attends Conference The Rev. Louis Nuechterlein, Trinity Lutheran pastor, went to Flint this morning to attend a Northwest Michigan conference in the interests of Valparaiso university. His wife and daughters, Lois and Florence, accompanied him and will visit his mother in' Franken-muth, near Flint. The Rev. and Mrs. Theodore Laesch of Nlles also went to Flint today. Rev. Nuechterlein will return home tomorrow, PERSONALS. Mrs. W. B. Chandler, who spent the winter at the Stevens hotel in Chicago, re-opened her home in Shore-ham this week and will spend the summer at "Chanbrun" on Lake Shore drive. Her father, A. E. Kal-tenburn of Chicago, spends week-ends here. The scallop moves through the water by taking a quantity of water into its shell and then driving it out forcibly. This moves the scallop along by short Jumps. DRY CLEANING GARMENTS $1.25 Cleaned, Pressed WE DELIVER MODERN CLEANERS Sam Klarllrr 1001 MAIN ST. ST. JOE 4IW8 City's First Fire Truck In Service 20 Years Today Despite her nearly a quarter of a century ; of uninterrupted service, "Betsy,", the first flre-f ighting motor truck ever owned by the city of St. Joseph, is hale and hearty today on her 20th birthday, and though somewhat out-moded she Is still on duty at the fire station back of three other much larger and more modem truck3. Sentiment attached to this pioneer of the city's fire equipment family has induced the department to remember today's anniversary in style. Just 20 years ago today the truck was officially accepted from the American-LaFranee company, the makers in behalf of the city by Mayor Herman Balow, after three tests had been made at the Michigan Central docks on the river front. The tests were made by Aldermen J. J. Miller, Carl Engberg and Warren Smith, together with representatives of the American LaPrance company-Commemorating this event, Betsy's birthday is to be marked this evening SOCIETY LIONS TO ENTERTAIN The St. Joseph Lions club is planning to entertain the ladies Thursday night of this week at a dance in the tropical garden of the Whlt- comb hotel. About 100 couples will attend the affair, dancing to begin about 9:30 o'clock. On the committee In charge are Louis Kerlikowske, chairman, Thomas Hrach and Karl Ankli. Because of the dance, the Lianas club will not meet this week but attendance at the dance will count on the year's attendance record. ' Plans for Poppy Day, officially set for May 28, were discussed Monday night at a largely attended meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary In Memorial hall. Mrs. O. B. Koch, poppy chairman, appointed Mrs. Walter J. Single, Mrs. ' Arthur Haase, Mrs. Homer Welcher and Mrs. Herman Stark on the general committee. Mrs. A. H. Schmldtke reported on rehabilitation work since the last meeting, and Mrs. Charles Yank gave a report of the county meeting. Commander Ansgar Hjortsvang of the Legion post invited the Auxiliary to attend Memorial day exercises at Riverview cemetery May 30. The Auxiliary will entertain at a buffet supper for mothers and daughters In Memorial hall on May 23, with Mrs. G. B. Steinke and Mrs. Walter J. Single in charge. A good program will be arranged. Mrs. Koch, Mrs. Welcher and Miss Hallie Danleen were named delegates to a district meeting in the Four Flags hotel at Nlles on May 15, with Mrs. Jack Bulrley, Mrs. Cecil Love and Mrs. Arthur Haase as alternates. Men of the legion post served refreshments, both to their members and the Auxiliary, with Charles Yank in charge. Plans for observance of the 10th anniversary of the annex on May 15 will be made when St. Peter's Evangelical Ladles' Aid meets Thursday afternoon. Hostesses for May will be Mrs. Clara Frost, chairman, and Mesdames Tracy Radde, Louise Warmbein, Em- magard Robandt, Mary Lau and Olga Gaul. The Quilting circle will meet Wednesday night with Mrs. Richard Schiebel, Church street. The annual luncheon of the Nineteenth Century club will be held Friday in the St. Joseph room of the Whitcomb hotel. - Members are to make reservations by Wednesday noon with the president, Mrs. John W. Rody. Members of Zlon Ladies Aid society will meet Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the church anex for a regular session. Plans for the month will be discussed. Hostesses will be Mrs. Minnie Berk, Mrs. Emma Carlton, Mrs. Louise Prlebe and Mrs. Ella Jordan. Mrs. Harold Van Lente and Mrs. Ronald Moore will be hostesses at the home of Mrs. Van Lente, on North State street, tonight for a meeting of the Unita club of the First Congregational church. Mrs. Melissa Ott of U7V4 State street was honored Sunday evening with a surprise party, celebrating her 85th birthday. Many beautiful gifts were received by the guest of honor, also many cards and greetings. Supper was served at two tables, each adorned with a beautiful birthday cake. Mrs. Ott is very active for her years, reads the newspaper every day and discusses current topics with interest. She is the widow of Jacob W. Ott, a Civil war veteran who died a number of years ago. Miss Charlotte Davidson was honored Monday evening with a linen shower, given by Miss Meta Kesterke and Miss Marian Dasse and the Dasse home on Wisconsin avenue. Guests hemmed towels for the guest of honor who will be married May 12 to Alfred Dumdei of this city. At Lexicon, prizes were won by Miss Marguerite Mutchall, Miss Marlon Rabe and Mrs. James Davidson, who presented the awards to the bride-elect. , A two-course luncheon was served at a table centered with a miniature bride and groom and lighted with tall yellow tapers tied with Jsows of yellow tulle. Tiny yellow tulle bags filled noviriG? ACROSS THE STREET, CANADA TO THE GULF. COA8T TO COAST We will terrloe yoa with ap-ta-date moving ran LaFayette Transfer A Storaga Co. Phone 477 1U3-M Broad SL by gathering about her all of the present-day, living volunteer firemen, six in number, who were on duty with the St. Joseph fire department when the new truck went into city service on May 3, 1918. Manned by the six former volunteer firemen and Fire Chief William H. Mitchell, the patriarchal truck will make an exhibition run this evening at 6 o'clock from the St. Joseph fire station to the river. . Returning from the run Chief Mitchell, the five volunteer firemen of the old days, and members of the present-day paid fire department will sit down to a 6:45 dinner served at the fire station. As they gather about the table incidents of the days will be recounted. The olden-day volunteers, who today take part in commemoration of Betsy's 20th birthday celebration are as follows: Fred Lucker, Cass Rutkos-ke, Leopold Hassle, William Berk, Peter Brown and Harry Yeske. with rice were favors at each place. Many gifts were presented to Miss Davidson. . , . Proceeds of the dance will go to the defective vision fund of the Lions club. Recently the club provided 35 pairs of glasses for children, financed five re-checks and bought glasses for The Women's Guild of St. Paul's EDlscoDal church will J. J. Atkinson at her home on Nlles avenue Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 for a regular session. FORLDGTVEN SPECTACLE OF FASQMGHT (Continued from Page One) the historic reception. Peasant costumes from all parts of, Italy brightened the thrones. gathered especially for tonight's pro cession (about 2:45 p. m. E. S. T.) through torch-lighted streets from the station to the Qulrinale palace, where the fuehrer is to be guest of the king. It is the third meeting between Mussolini and Hitler, and the Italian press welcomed the German head of state with lavish praise. II Messaggero recalled Italy's resentment against Ethiopian war sanctions in referring to German sympathy then, but made no direct mention of Britain and France' (sanctions leaders) with whom Italy now is patching up her quarrels. The Popolo dl Roma described Hitler as "a great and pure man" who "is for us more the great comrade than the guest." QUElSHTS (Continued From Page One) famous fruit market, and was follow ed by John Cox, secretary of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, who spoke on the delights of Michigan as a summer resort state and its horticultural wealth. Monday night the queen's party stayed at historic Stoneleigh, headquarters of General Sherman during the Shenandoah campaign of the Civil war. Today the motorcade, including two score cars from Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia crossed the beautiful Appalachians on the way to Benton Harbor and St. Joseph for Blossom Week festivities and completion of the first formal tour of the Blue & Gray trail. GETS 15 DAYS FOR INTOXICATION James Thornton, 106 4 Water street was sentenced to 15 days in county Jail by Municipal Judge F. L. Hammond this morning, after being found drunk in the hallway below his residence at 2 a. m. Mike Miller, alias John Wierzbicki, 310 Paw Paw avenue, was bound over to trial at 9 a. m.. next Tuesday and his bond was set at $100. He was arrested on a drunk charge on Paw Paw avenue at 12:30 p. m. yesterday. JOURNEYHOME own signature alone! Our main requirement is just your ability to repay small rag- ular amounts. Unexpected demands hit every- body at some time. When you pcnsorjAL Firjnrjcc co. rei-MHial Loans Up To $300 : Uth Year In Benton Harbor Ind Floor Fidelity Building Room No. 207 Phone No. 5-M44 E. A. Ingram, Manager MAID OF HONOR .:;:::: ::v... Miss Virginia Blain, president of the student body of Madison college, Harrisonburg;, Va., who will be maid of honor from Virginia for The Blue & Gray Trail Queen," Miss Virginia Compton, of Pomeroy, Ohio. Miss Blain will travel westward along the Trail" (US-33) when the "dedication motorcade" leaves Harrisonburg May 3 on its return trip terminating at St Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan, May 7. 4,000 BERRIEN DESCRIPTIONS PUT ON BLOCK (Continued From Page One) day by reading the state statute governing the sale of properties for delinquent taxes. 700.000 In State LANSING, May 3. Approximately 700,000 pieces of tax -delinquent property went on the block today in Michigan's first tax sale since 1932, a project which cost the state more than $600,000 for advertising and clerical work yet will return not one cent to the state treasury. The land will be sold for the total amount of taxes due. Delinquencies will cover 1935 and prior years. In addition to installments under two moratoria plans that go back to 1929. The state is acting as collector under a law that antedates the 15-mill real estate tax limit. Revenues, however, will go into the treasuries of local governments, since the state itself has levied no property tax since 1933. , 18 Months To Redeem Delinquent property owners have 18 months to redeem their holdings by payment of the taxes due, int-rest and penalties. Some parcels that will go under the hammer already have been redeemed for county treasurers have failed in many instances to keep their records abreast of a flood of eleventh-hour payments. Auditor General George I. Gundry said today that the second class of sales would bs cancelleS. as rapidly as bookkeepers can catch up with late transactions. He disclosed that fran tic telephone calls from local officials had apprised him of many last-minute payments in Arenac, Iosco and Jackson counties and expressed the belief that the same situation prevailed in many other parts of the state. .... Gundry said payments In recent months had halv-1 the number of parcels which would go on sale. He estimated that only 700,000 of the 1,300,000 properties which were adver Used 3 delinquent remain so. Even should an owner fail to re deem his delinquent property in the statutory 18-month period provided, ne is not barred from re. assessing it The property &o reverts to the state in title absolute only after two years. Thirty ays later property north of the Bay City-Musi gon line will go to the conservation department, prop erty south of that line to the state land board, which has not yet been appointed. During the 18-month redemption period interest upon the unpaid taxes accrues at a rate of one per cent a month. Should a tax title buyer acquire the property within that tii e. it may be repurchased within another six months by paying him the purchase price and 10 per cent in addition to the accumulated taxes. In prior years, the penalty has been 50 per cent, anrl it once was as high as 100 per cent. Unredeemed property which reverts to the state land board must be sold at not less than 25 per cent of its appraised value. Again it is subject to redemption by the original owner this time, on a 10-year installment basis. Land which goes to the conservation department also may be redeemed by the original owner. Conduct ForumjU Y. W. Fourteen adult leaders, representing five community airls omuns. conducted a forum at the Y. W. O..A. in St. Jossph Monday evening. Mrs. Mabel Heillff temrxwurv chairman of the forum, gave a brief WW) How can a loan ba really personal and private if you hav to go around aaking friend and relatives to co-iigh or endorse your note? Here you can be sure of strict privacy in every way. You don't have to get co-makers. ' Often PtnontJ makes loens to people who have no other security except a plain note with their need cash quickly come in, ' and talk it over in private consultation room. You won't be asking us a favor-we'll ap- ' predate your calling. resume of the March meeting, after which there was a discussion of the forum's general objectives. BAPlMO MEET IN CITY (Continued From Page One) 2 o'clock; special music; a question box conducted at 2:30 by Dr. R. T. Andem, of Lansing; a devotional period at 4 o'clock conducted by the Rev. John McCallum, of Ceresco, Mich.; another talk on missionary activities by Miss Forrsell at 4:15 o'clock; and special interest group meetings. Dr. Andem is the state executive secretary of the Michigan Baptist association. The group meetings, set for 3:15 o'clock, will include women's activities' reports; a conference of World Wide guild counsellors, and another meeting of pastors and laymen. ' Tour BkKtsomiand At 4:45 o'clock tomorrow afternoon the visitors will enjoy conducted tours of Blossomland along Lake Michigan and other highways. Supper will occur in "the church dining hall at 6:30 o'clock. The evening sessions at 7:30 o'clock will be presided over by Miss Helen Richards of Benton Harbor, followed by a devotional period conducted by the Baptist Young People's union of Law-ton. Present Drama A religious drama, "The Color Line" will be presented by the B. Y. P. U. of the Portage church. CLASS STRIFE ASSAILED BY C. OF C. CHIEF (Continued From Page One) which other speakers also struck. Nation Needs Quiet "Nothing is more needed at the present time than a prolcnged period of quiet," Aldrich said, "not a three to six months' breathing spell, but a two or three years' breathing spell." During such a period, he said, "government and business can consolidate, modify arid assimilate what has already been done,", and can also "study quietly the basis of further reform." "If such a period of pause and quiet could be established, we have in the industries producing capital goods and equipment an immensely promising prospect of private spend ing". ' The average rate paid by customers on our lines for household electricity has declined 47 per cent in the last terj years. Vaughn R. Shoemaker Among 1938 Pultizer Prize Winners Cartoonist Vaughn R. Shoemaker of The Chicago Daily News was named winner of a Pulitzer prize award today for the outstanding newspaper cartoon of 1937. He was one of five newspapermen named for meritorious service. His winning cartoon was an anti-war drawing, "The Road Back." The awards were announced in New York City by the trustees late Monday, just before the silver jubilee banquet of the Columbia school of journalism. The winners were selected on recommendation of the journalism advisory board. Shoemaker, who is a watercolorist of national repute as well as a cartoonist, is now in Eurcpe sketching the political front abroad for his newspaper. His pen-and-ink drawings which depict with devastating clarity the foibles of the day had previously earned for him an enviable reputation as a cartoonist. Paintings To Be Shown Here Some 35 water-color paintings by Shoemaker will be shown locally in the Blossomtime Art Salon from May 7 to 15 in the twin city Y. W. C. A. in St. Joseph; Several of his recent cartoons also will be hung in the exhibition. Reporter Raymond Sprlgle of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also was cited for one of the newspaper profession's highest honors, for writing the series of articles disclosing Supreme Court Justice Hug9 L. Black's one-time ' membership In the Ku Klux Klan. The Pulitzer award carried wifh it a cash award cf $1,000 for the most distinguished example of a reporter's work in 1937. The Bismarck (North Dakota) Tribune received $500 for the "most distinguished and meritorious public service rendered by a newspaper" for its campaign to restore the confidence of drought-stricken residents of "The Dust Bowl." Arthur Krock, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, was cited for a Pulitzer award and a cash prize of $500 for distinguished service as a foreign or Washington correspondent for his exclusive interview with President Roosevelt on the President's political philosophy. He won a similar award in 1935. A $"500 prize and Pulitzer citatipn also went to Associate Editor W. W. Cammack of the Des Moines (Iowa) Register-Tribune, for outstanding editorial writing in 1937, and a similar award to Cartoonist V. R. Shoemaker of the Chicago Daily News for his anti-war cartoon, "The Road Back." Honor Canadians Departing for the first time from its routine designation of Pulitzer prize winners, Columbia university's trustees also honored, a group of Canadian newspapers for their campaign to protest the freedom of the press. A special award, first since the annual prizes began in 1917 under the will of Joseph Pulitzer, went to the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal and 90 ether provincial newspapers which campaigned against the Alberta Press Act. The awards consisted of a bronze plaque to the Edmonton Journal and engraved certificates to the 90 weeklies and six dailies in. Alberta. The trustees said the act, now up for review by the privy council in London, would have destroyed the independence of Alberta's newspapers. ' Two former Pulitzer prize winners-Thornton Wilder ahd Marquis James were among those named for awards in letters. Wilder, whose "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" was Judged the best novel in 1928, received $1,000 for his current play, "Our Town," designated as the best American drama produced in New York last year. The play,., staged with practically no scenery, depicts in nostalgic vein the life and death In a typical Mew England town. James won a $1,000 prize for his two-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. . . Paul Herman Buck, Harvard history professor, produced the $1,000 Pulitzer history of the year, 'The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900." Marya Zaturensky's "Cold Morning Sky," was judged the year's best book of verse, the designation carrying a $1,000 prize. ARMED BANDIT ROBS GROCERY AT BUCHANAN BUCHANAN, May 3 A lone bandit, armed with a revolver, obtained $15 from a woman clerk in the Howard grocery, Fulton street, at 11:40 o'clock this morning. The robber, described as between 23 and 24 years of age, five feet, seven inches tall and weighing between 140-150 pounds, escaped in a blue or black sedan. The licenss number obtained was a half-year-year "Michigan 138919. Sheriff's officers were called and are Investigating. freely because it is cH EEUmP AT THE turn of the century ELECtricify, L with its convenience and comfort in the home, was considered a "ricK man's luxury." Todav. ELECtricitv is tha Power in the Home and feryears is now a commonplace necessity. According to the latest available figures, there are now some 100,000,000 people in the United States who uie electricity quite casually. With our fast breaking rates and low '212 cent rate available for cooking, every home on our lines can now be adequately lighted and frti from domestic drudgery. Despite constantly mounting costs and taxes, our rates have steadily declined. -Join the alert home makers who are taking advantage of that fact to use more and more electricity. The more you use, the less it costs per unit, or kilowatt-hour. Use ELECtricity for ALL your household chores. Let ELEC do the work and step down his hourly wages at the same time. 9; "'iff' MAN WHO OBTAINED PEACH LOAD WITH BAD CHECK JAILED Wesley Hoag, 22, of near Ovcaao, today began serving a 30-day tern in the Berrien county jail on a bad check charge. The sentence waa given him Monday afternoon by Justice Jo seph Collier on his plea of guilty to complaint over a year and ft nail ml Hhe check was for $33.60 and was given by Hoag for a part of a load of peaches which he bought near Stev- ensville. Complaint was signed against him September 3, 1937. Hoag was turned over to Berrien county sheriff's officers ft week ago after he completed a 15-day jail term at Owosso on a bad check charge. New Trial Denied Motion for a new trial in the suit filed by the Western Electric Instru ment corporation against the Pier Equipment Manufacturing company, Benton Harbor, was denied by Judge Fremont Evans in a written opinion filed in Berrien county circuit court today. The Western corporation obtained a judgement of approximately $800 against the Benton Harbor firm for meters which they claimed the defendant corporation purchased. The Pier company alleges that the meters were ordered subject to future releases, but were never received by the Benton Harbor firm. The meters w later sold for junk for $25. Attorney W. M. Cunningham repre sented the plaintiff and the defend ant was represented by Attorney 3. T. Hammond. Don't Keep on Having Constipation! If constipation's got you down-eo you feel heavy, tired and dopey-. It's time you did something about it. And something more than taking a physic) You should get at the cause of the trouble. If you eat only the things moat people do, the chances are that a very simple fact causes your con-stipation-you don't get enough "bulk." And "bulk" doesnt mean heavy food. It means a kind, of food that isn't consumed in the body, but leaves a soft "bulky" mass in the intestines and helps ft bowel movement If this is your trouble, eat crisp crunchy Kellogg's All-Bran for breakfast every day and drink plenty of water. All-Bran is not only rich in "bulk"-it also contains the natural intestinal tonic, Vitamin B,. Made by Kellogg In Battle Creek, Sold by every grocer. the luxury of ves-

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