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LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 3. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 1939. PRICE. THREE CENTS. REPORT SUB ATTACK NEAR BOSTON NEUTRALITY IS STRESSED IN SOVIET TALK Russian Premier States Demands Which Are Being Made on Finland (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) A manifold declaration of Soviet foreign policy and a drastic shakeup in the Italian Fascist regime gave Europe ample food Tor thought today on how its current war without battles might be alfected. In a far-ranging speech Tuesday Russian Premier Mo- lotoff shed new light on Finnish-Russian negotiations, bitterly criticized the Allies and hinted Soviet relations with Japan might improve soon. His disclosure of the terms asked from Finland caused a flurry in Helsinki, where details of the negotiations had been kept secret. Finland's delegates' continued on toward Moscow, however, after a telephone consultation with their government on the new situation created by Molotoff's revelation that Russia is asking these concessions from Finland: 1. A strip of Finnish territory north of Leningrad. 2. A naval base on Finland's side of the Gulf of Finland and some islands in the gulf. 3. Portions of Finland's northern territory. 4. Demilitarization of the Finnish frontier. . In exchange Russia would give Finland a large piece of undeveloped Soviet Karelia and withdraw objections to finland fortifying the Aaland islands in the Gulf of Bothnia near Sweden. The Finnish cabinet decided negotiations should continue so Finland could not be accused of disrupting the talks. Germans called Molotoff's speech a reaffirmation of Soviet-German co-operation and likewise said they saw nothing unfavorable in Premier Mussolini's cabinet and military command reorganization. Three military leaders and seven cabinet ministers were shifted in the Rome turnover which dipiomats in France and in Southern Europe viewed (Please turn to Page 6, Column 5) Rotary to Have Sixth Aimiversai-y Ludington Rotary club will observe the sixth anniversary of its inauguration as a local club with its annual birthday party Thursday evening at Hotel Stearns. Following a tradition of past years, members of Manistee Rotary club will journey to Ludington to meet jointly with the Ludington club. MT. CLEMENS, NOV. 1. Macomb county authorities and state police today resumed questioning Herbert C. Patterson, automotive designing engineer whose wife, Farrell, 46, was found slain in their home last Thursday. . "I did not kill my wife," Patterson said. "I loved her." Patterson between interviews with his questioners is residing at a Mt. Clemens hotel. "They tell me," Patterson said, "that blood was tound on a pair of my shoes and on a pair of trousers. They ' say there were blood spots in my car. If any of these things are true I don't know how they happened." Tuesday afternoon Patterson retraced for state police at his St. Clair shores home his movements before he left for work in Highland Park. "He showed us how and where he obtained a bottle of milk and an aspirin tablet for Mrs. Patterson, who, he said, was still In bed," State Police Detective William Eaton related. Dodge Truck Plant Closes and Indiana Factory Will Suspend Operations DETROIT, Nov. 1 .—(#>)—Additional thousands of automobile workers were idle today as negotiators for Chrysler corporation and the CIO automobile workers remained deadlocked in their efforts to frame a new contract. The Dodge truck plant here closed Tuesday in a dispute similar to that which shut down the Dodge main plant at the outset of the extended controversy. The corporation said union employes had begun a "slow-down" which made further operations impossible. The union charged that a "lockout" was in progress. The truck plant, which had been employing 1,000 men and working at half normal capacity, was one of the few Chrysler units able to continue operations after the main Dodge unit closed more than three weeks ago. The New Castle, Ind., Chrysler division, employing 3,500, was scheduled to close today because of a surplus of parts it normally ships to Detroit units. Unofficial estimates have placed the number directly or indirectly affected by the dispute at close to 100,000. Hospital Drive Names Listed Added names from Ludington and Scottville were tabulated today in the list of donors to date in a current drive for funds to complete a new hospital building for Mason county., From Scottville: Miss Doris Shoffner, William Rigel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chisholm, Mr. and Mrs. Seeley Breen, , Mrs. Elon Colburn, Rudolph Wicklund, Mrs. William Kilpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnett, Mrs. T. D. Smith, Samuel Shunk post No. 156 and Auxiliary, American Legion, Arthur E. Peterson, Mrs. William Wagar, Mrs. Donald Parsons, Mrs. Raspotnik. From Ludington: Gust Nelson, Mrs. John Mantych, Miss Eleanor Yonkovit, Mrs. Ernest Wigren, Mrs. Sophia Kesicki, Mrs. John Christensen, Mrs. William Shook, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Newberg, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Colyer, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kqeg- ler, Mrs. Myrtle Hollinger, Miss Mary Jebavy, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Nankee, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Johnson, Hanna Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. John Abrahamson. APPROVE CUT OF $2,008.000 IN STATE AID Widowed Mothers Would Be Urged to Seek Employment as Supplement LANSING, Nov. 1.—(/P)—Governor . Dickinson today endorsed a proposal by Budget Director Gus T. Hartman to trim $2,000,000 off the state's expenditure for aid to dependent children. As a compensation for the economies, Hartman proposed to encourage widowed mothers to seek employment and would permit them to retain the wages they might receive in addition to their state grants. At present, earnings ' are deducted from grants. Hartman told the governor that his plan, to be effective Jan. 1, would virtually eliminate a prospective deficit in the social security division of the state social welfare commission and remove the need for a special legislative session to find more revenues. Approving the plan, Governor Dickinson applauded encouraging mothers to find employment. He said the state not only should attempt to balance its budget but should prevent the rise of a "permanent" class of dependents. The proposed reduction would bring the average grant for a family receiving aid to dependent children to $34 a month, it was reported by Dr. Philip Callahan, social security division chief. He said the level now is $37.50. Subordinates in his division recently reported to the welfare commission that such an amount as now paid is "dangerously" low for subsistence. . Hartman said Michigan's allowance under his plan still will be well above the average grant in 40 other states, which he said was $31.16. At the same time, he said, it will be low enough to permit the social security division to absorb the cost of mother's pensions now borne by the counties. On the basis of a $34 allowance to the families, Hartman said the deficit for the current year would be reduced to $44,000. Where living costs are high, he said, a more lenient policy might be adopted and with economies elsewhere a deficiency of as much as $250,000 could be handled. ALLIED COMMANDERS VISIT FRONT, DOUBLE SUICIDE NEW YORK, Nov. !.-?(&)— A man and a woman, registered as "Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson, of Detroit," plunged to death today from their room ,pn the.27th floor of the Hotel New Yorker. They were not further Identified. Both bodies landed on a 5- story extension on the 35th street side of the. hotel. DEMS THINK BILL WILL BE PASSED SOOK Leaders Think They Have Enough Votes to End Arms Embargo General Gamelln General Gort General Maurice Gamelln, commander-in-chief of the French army, and General the Viscount Gort, commander-in-chief of British land forces, are pictured together as they inspected Allied positions along the front "sompwhere in France." Woman Legislator Talks at Grange Convention TRAVERSE CITY, (/P>—Mrs. Dora H. Oct. 31.—variously, Stockman, woman member of the Legislature, demanded in a prepared address to the 68th annual convention of the Michigan State Grange here today that the United States give unemployed persons lobs on peace and pre' she continued, and described definitions of "humane war practices" as "a ghastly joke." . Convention committees turned to the consideration of resolutions, among them one sponsored by Senator Miles M. Callaghan, of Reed City, asking WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. House Democratic leaders, pleased -with their initial show of strength, expressed confidence that they had the votes to block arms embargo proposals and to make the administration neutrality program the law of the land by Saturday. Disputing these claims, Rep. Fish (R-Ny), opposition leader, said there was not only a good chance that the House would insist on an outright or modified ban on arms shipments to belligerents, but that embargo advocates could "darn near" get the kind .of bill they -wanted. The administration wants the embargo repealed, the Senate has approved such a proposal. The House last summer, however, passed a neutrality bill containing a modified embargo. Because of this difference of opinion, the administration asked for creation of a Senate- House conference committee to frame a single bill. The House Tuesday agreed to that procedure, but it permitted oponents of repeal to offer motions to instruct the House conferees. Consequently, debate began at once and orobably will continue until Thursday afternoon. Hope Is Fading for Missing Lad ' WINSLOW, Ariz., Nov. 1.— (if) — Hope that Bruce Crozier j would be found alive faded to-, day as 800 searchers renewed j their hunt for the seven-year-] old boy lost in rugged moun- i tains south of here since Sun- j day.- Hunting dogs were reported to have picked up the trail but few searchers believed Bruce could have survived cold and starvation. Business was almost at a standstill as men left shop.-3, stores and garages to joLi the search. Estimate 1,500 Aldington Youngsters Take Annual Event OF FREIGHTER Rdp« ted Attack Apparently TV* Place within Pan- 1 American Neutrality Zone j parednes's projects which, " she j that the economics department asserted, would keep this coun-j. of Michigan State college con- try out of war. 'duct a survey of "hidden" taxes The East Lansing Republican,! Paid by Michigan citizens. Gala member of the House .of Rep r i laghan said he understood resentatives and kno'wri"natlon- ally as a composer of music for fraternal organizations, declared such a program would "take up all the slack of our unemployment" at a tenth the cost of a war, and bring national security against invasion by a foreign power. It would permit the United States to stand aloof from European conflicts, and lead the way to world peace and' prosperity, she asserted. She presented her address chairman of the Grange's home economics committee. Rep. Stockman jibed n An estimated 1,500 Luc "kids" thoroughly erjoyed '. selves Tuesday nigr 1 - at. t\ nual community party, sponsored thL j. PT-A's of the city. The party was a success Ire-a any viewpoint, officials stated this morning. Even the weather, co-operated nicely and the crisp i evening was typical weather. in of October WASHINGTON, Nov. The coast guard announced faf day the Cutter Bibb reached, the reported position of the British Freighter Coulmore this morning and found no sign of a shift or survivors. BOSTON, Nov. l.-r (&)— TWO coast guard cutters ,3-nd nayy destroyers and airplanes battled gale-swept seas and a heavy wind today in search of the British Freighter Coulmore, or her survivors, in response to a fleet-: ing wireless report that she had been attacked by a submarine "-. esday night about 400 miles outheast of Boston. A serious storm passed aver that area Tuesday and a 40-ittll,& wind continued to whistle today, rendering perilous the position; of any lifeboat occupants. .The? '•orrri also would have made., the* ;.w.rface operation of a submarine difficult. The reported submarine at-. tack apparently occurred within (• ranked seventh among the states In the number of hidden taxes and fees, and that consumers should be made aware of them because they pay them either directly or indirectly every time they make a purchase. as Defends Quality of State Sugar WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.—(/P)— Representative Crawford (R- Mich) said housewives and commercial users today have the assurance of the department of agriculture that the "quality of beet sugar is unexcelled". "The high quality of beet sugar, long acknowledged in the sugar-beet-producing areas," he said in remarks pu>llshed in the congressional record, "has been Prankster Is Shot by Irate Farmer CARO, Nov. 1.—(/P)—Twelve- year-old Francis Diegel was shot and critically wounded Tuesday night by an irate young farmer, who said he fired when a group of boys pushed over a milk shed on his farm. ; Sheriff George F. Jeffrey of Tuscola county held Andrew Haight, 24-year-old farmer, who he said fired a shotgun at a group of boys. Part , of the charge struck the youth in the head. Jeffrey said Haight told him he fired to scare the boys away and thought he had fired over their heads. 'Haight took the lad to a Saginaw hospital, where attendants said he had suffered a skull fracture. The sheriff said Haight was being held on art open charge pending the , outcome of the youth's injuries. Fatality Caused by Hallowe'en Prank FORT WAYNBTlnd., Nov. •!.— publicly and definitely con- house- #—#—•*—#—# — T * *—*—#—#—* Dr. E. J. Andersen Announces * * Removal of His i dental office to 125 North James St. Hours 9-J.2—1-5. firmed suitable for the wite and commercial sugar users by the consumers' counsel of the. department." Crawford included in his remarks a letter from' D. E. typnt- gomery, consumers' counsel, stating that the June .issue of the consumers' guide ."erred in implying that only c^n sugar is sucrose. Actually, both cane and beet sugars are sucrose." CAPTAIN DUES . CARTHAGE, N. Y., Nov. 1.— (#>)—Frank E. Wood, 78, who a half century ago sailed the Great Lakes as master of his own freighters, died Tuesday. Evenings jby appoint- * ment, . t Phone 1073. * (^—Authorities lowe'en, prank blamed a Hal- today death of one motorist for and the injury of two others. The pranksters let air put of statesmen's utterances at about international law," characterizing the term as a misnomer and pointing to the collapse of the League of Nations' attempts to police the world. Each nation, she said, has its own opinion of what is a "contraband of war," adding that this usually was guided by its ability to enforce the opinion. Neutral territory also is defined FLIERS ME Forced Down on Island While Attempting to Reach South America GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Nov. 1. >)— Forced down by the loss testifies Communists Are Placing Members in Key Washington Positions WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 .—(#>)— Mrs. Dollie M. Crawford of Frederick, Md., testified today that Joseph Curran, president of the CIO'S national maritime union, had told her the Communi'st party was placing so many members in key Washington positions that it hoped to take over the government in a few years. The witness, mother of William McCuistion, former Communist and national maritime , union officer detained here by i police in connection with the I slaying ol a maritime union official in New Orleans, told the Dies committee that Curran had visited her home and had disclosed to her that he was a Communist. The slight witness, dressed in a black hat and dark coat, took the stand while her son waited in the committee room to elabor- Conn) to direct the House conferees to demand an embargo on arms, ammunition and implements of war, as provided in existing law. No formal time limit was placed on the debate, but Democratic Leader Rayburn said he would move to -begin voting on-"the Shanley motion at 2 p. m. Thursday. He added that he would take this step sooner if opposition speakers showed no disposition to carry on the debate. The decision of the House whether to support the Senate- approved bill repealing the arms embargo represents a "grave responsibility," said Reoresenta- tive Woodruff (R-MichH He termed .the administration repeal proposal "a demand that Congress now repudiate a position it has twice taken," asserting that this would make the United States guilty of "un- neutrality." His remarks were contained in the congressional record. "Everyone ' knows—and some few are frank and fair enough to acknowledge—that this bill is proposed for the sole purpose of aiding Britain and France against Germany," Woodruff said. and weird costumes, the children congregated on Ludington avenue in front of the courthouse about 7:30 and paraded in a huge Hallowe'en snake-dance to the party area changed at the last minute from Ludington avenue to James street between Ludington avenue and Loomis street. Music for the parade was provided by a special group of Ludington high school band mem.-> bers. Many ingeniouf-costumes were in evidence In the : costume parade, for which awards were given. Prizes were awarded as the "neutrality zone" set up by the Pan American conference.,, Not a single word was follows: Jenks; Most most unusual, elaborate, Jerry Lois Swenson; funniest, Katharyn Carlson; smallest and largest kids in contest, Robert and Donald Newberg. Prizes were also given winners of the various contests for boys and .girls held on the platform immediately after. Amateur entertainment, in- terspiced between events, was ...... _____________________ of 220 gallons of gasoline while j a te previous testimony. little more than 700 miles from their goal, two Peruvian aviators attempting a non-stop flight from New York to Lima, Peru, were safe today on an island. 80 miles southwest of Guayaquil. First word of the brother fliers, Commander Humberto Gal'lino, of the Peruvian navy, and Captain Victor Gal'lino, of the Peruvian army, was carried by a peasant to a telegraph office at Chairman Dies (D-Tex) of the House investigating group has announced his intention to go to New Orleans to ascertain whether police there actually want McCuistion in connection with the killing of Philip Carey in September. Disclosing this Tuesday, he said he was not going to let First session of a six weeks' course of retail instruction for merchants, salespeople and other interested persons is scheduled to be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at Ludington high school. Numerous registrations have already been taken, it is reported, and a good sized attendance is in prospect. Registration fee for the six weeks' course is $1. The course will deal with all phases of selling and retail work. Lawrence T. Thomson, state supervisor of the business education division of the state board of control for vocational education, will be present at tonight's meeting to help arrange automobile tries. Fred Kramer, I Posorja, 20 miles from their 19, and Anthony Karthall, 22, landing place on a beach at Sal- had their cars parked close to- inas De Punta Arenas on Puna gether 'While they removed a deflated tire on one. Charles Dick, 40, drove against the .parked automobiles and was killed. Kramer and Karthall were hurt. •Lincoln, Cleveland and Wilson counties in North Carolina were not named for presidents. The first two were Revolutionary pa- ancl the last was x_#-x-#-x :•_ 4^4_4_^_# in the Mexican war. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Itfichigan: Snow flurries and somewhat colder in extreme south portion; freezing temperature tonight,; Thursday partly cloudy and continued cold. Detroit and Vicinity:; Snow flurries and somewhat colder tonight and freezing temperature; Thursday partly cloudy and continued cold. Fresh southwest winds shifting to -west and northwest. The sun sets today at 5:26 and rises Thursday/ nt 7:06. The moon rises tonight at 9:10 p. m. nnim 43, minimum 36. The plane was not damaged in the landing. Commander Gal'lin9 inja message to authorities said the gasoline was lost through a leaky tank. He reported they flew 26 hours and five minutes after leaving New York Sunday afternoon. DENY MA'CDONALD PAROLE JACKSON, Nov. !.—(#>)—Parole for Balfe MacDonald, / of Flint, sentenced to 10 to 15 years for killing his mother in 1933, was temporarily denied Tuesday by the state parole board. The board decided to await additional information on MacDonald's case before taking action. A rehearing is expected In 30 to 60 days. witnesses be beaten or intimidated." Merchants Busy Cleaning Up Today South James street, between Ludington avenue and Loomis street, scene of the annual community Hallowe'en party Tuesday night, was a busy place early this morning with mer- brow- the course and determine what phases of retail work the majority of persons are interested in and would like to study first. The course will be unique in that students will decide for themselves what phase of retail work they would like to take up first. Local merchants, trained in all branches of merchandis- chants busy cleaning up the sidewalks and washing windows which had received plenty of soaping from the 1,500 odd kids gathered in that neighborhood Tuesday evening. As one Ludington merchant stated this morning, the place looked like it had been hit by a "mirthquake." Hallowe'en in general, city i provided by Bill Clapper, Paul Hayner and Beverly Bennett, j who sang several numbers. To top off the evening's fun in appropriate style, cider and doughnuts were served. Long before the entertainment program was finished a line a block long was in waiting. In all, over 1,200 doughnuts and two barrels of cider were disposed of in rapid fashion, the most startling feat of legerdemain performed, an evening when 'witches, gob- linp and black magic are supposed to be in evidence. Announcing and amateur entertainment was in charge of Roy Grotemat who was present with his sound system. Judges for the costume contest were Mrs. Gloria Crocker,. Lawrence Godin, Phil Hartman and Mrs. Rex Tower. Refreshments were served by Steve and Lawrence Godin, Robert Wayt and William Rynerson. The costume parade and contests were conducted by George O. Kribs and members of the WPA recreational staff. Police department provided two officers to maintain order during the evening. Continue Search for Three Convicts IONIA, Nov. 1—(#>)—Police can- tinued their search today for three inmates of the Michigan State hospital for the criminal insane who escaped Monday. Descriptions of the trio, all described as dangerous, were given to county, state and ,city officers throughout the Lower Peninsula, and rural residents in the vicinity were urged to be on the look- from the freighter after her initial calls for assistance. When the Coulmore called at Boston with a cargo of Bua|ian coal on Sept. 9, she carried a crew of 34 and the wife of the captain, Mrs. Ernest Davies. .At, .that time, Mrs. Davies said she intended to remain aboard for the return passage. The navy did not elaborate .on the part it was playing, beyond stating it was; co-operating with;, the; coast guard in "saving life vy£&vifc.,r*4j The catter*] .__. . she expected to reach, the; last position given by the Coulmpre at about 8:45 a. m. and the Qut- ter Hamilton said she would reach the scene by about 1:30 p. m. •-,'... Shore stations, for a tini e after the first distress call, were puzzled as to whether the Coulmore had been attacked by an undersea craft or had merely "sighted" one, but later a Canadian station at Camperdowri, N. S., informed Tropical Radio at Hingham, Mass., that it understood the vessel's radio operator to say his ship had been attacked. ing, will be brought before the group to talk on various subjects. Some of the subjects listed are "Successful Retail Selling," "Window Display," "Speech and Personality Developmen t," "Store Arithmetic and Merchandising Information." Any merchant or salesperson wishing to attend is asked to 'contact William Rynerson, chairman of the retail chants' committee of the mer- Lud- police reported tnis morning, ington Chamber of Commerce, was quiet throughout the city, which is sponsoring the school With few exceptions, there was I in co-operation with the^state very little property damage ' " ' ''" '" " ' ported up to noon today. re- board of. control for education. out for them. Cold weather and rain mingled with snow led searchers to believe that the men had not gone far from the institution from which they fled by cutting window bars. Police theorized that Hobart Erickson, 40, one of the convicts, would try to make his way north toward his home in Ironwood. The other two, Sammy (Gorilla) Davis, 35, and Lloyd Lockner, 23, both of Detroit, were thought likely to stick together. Arrowroot is supposed to have obtained its name from the fact that Indians of South America •vocational used it to counteract the.ppison- ous effects of arrow JACKSONVILLE, Fla., NOV. 1. Eastern Cuba was warned today of the approach of a "dangerous" tropical storm which the weather bureau said was accompanied by winds of hurricane force near the center. • The storm, the bureau will pass over Eastern Cuba Wednesday morning and begin to affect the Southeastern Bahamas Wednesday afternoon ..or night if it continues in its (present east northeastward «Brec- tion. . . An advisory issued Tuesday night said the storm, was central at 7 p. m., Eastern Standard Time, about 50 miles east northeast of Grand Cayman, moving east northeastward about 12 miles an hour. That position was about 425 miles south of Miami. Forecaster Harry . Artmstrpng said the path of the storm,;unless it changed direction, would take it into the Atlantic ocean south-; east of the main Baham^ group and well awav from Florida and the Atlantic seaboard. .Chilly winds that caused. heavy seas along the coast line of Florida resulted from disturbed weather conditions accompanying the storm but Armstrong said the state probably would feel little if any further effect. CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring Nations is subject to strict censorship. It may som«* times be misleading. \\ is the right and djjty y* every American citizen to do his own thinking, hold to his own beliefs and not permit himself or bw country to become a vie- •" tira of emotionalism or propaganda, , THE NEWS. I

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