The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on November 3, 1939 · Page 1
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Ludington, Michigan
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Friday, November 3, 1939
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO* 5. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. ARMS EMBARGO END OF LIFE Communist Press Rattles Saber SAYS FINLAND IS APPEALING FOR WAR Nations Are Warned Russia Will Crush All In Its Way To Safety And Goal MOSCOW, Nov. 3.— (fP)— Pravda. organ of the Communist party, declared today that Finland's Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko had "directly threatened" the Soviet union and that his remarks of Wednesday night "cannot be appraised otherwise than as an appeal for war with the U.S.S.R." Pravda said Erkko's position was "precisely like that of former Polish Foreign Minister Beck. It is known that he too made provocative speeches before the Polish-German war, and the result was that he provoked war with Germany." Beck, it said, "had the support of certain powers, and because of this, Poland perished.' Britain and France were notl named directly. On Russia's part, Pravda asserted: "We shall send to Hell any and all maneuverers and we shall go directly toward our aims. We shall assure our safety and obtain our goal, crushing all in our way." The newspaper attacked unnamed "political leaders" in Sweden, saying, "During the Czarist regime, when Russia had all of Finland, including the Aaland islands, they were licking the boots of Czarist Russia. Now, when we ask for only one naval base, they are screaming protests. "We know that in doing so they are meeting the request of their western bosses." The article dealing with negotiations for concessions which Russia has asked cf her little Baltic neighbor came on the clay a Finnish delegation was expected to start its final discussions at the Kremlin. Foreign circles had interpreted Erkko's speech Wednesday night as conciliatory in tone and foresaw an early settlement of the Russian requests, but the Pravda article used the strongest language yet employed publicly in the four-week negotiations. Citing the fact that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania already hud signed mutual assistance pacts with Russia, Pravda said: "Attempts to deny the mutual advantages of these agreements for all their signatories are made only by their common enemies interested in fomenting war not only in western but in eastern Europe as well, particularly on the Balkan coast." PLAN PROBE OF REDS IN CANALJONE Dies Witness Asserts Communist Is-Organizer for CIO Union in Panama WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.—OP)— A complete investigation of union organization activities in the Panama Canal Zone was ordered today by the Dies com- I mittee. Rhea Whitley, committee counsel, was instructed to make a thorough study of the subject after a witness, Frederick C. Phillips, former national mari- t time union official, told the | committee a man named H. A. Stoudt, whom he identified as a Communist, was an organizer for the CIO union in the Canal j Zone. Phillips said Stoudt was appointed to his job through the influence of John L. Lewis, CIO president, on the recommendation of Joseph Curran, head of the maritime union. Phillips told the committee .that although'only about seven to 10 percent of the organization's membership was Communist, this minority held so many strategic positions it was able to maintain control. The witness, who .said he was "illegally" expelled from the union for opposing Communism said that "American seamen do not like Communism" but that most of them were "intimidated." . - ..* . .. . i Those who openly opposed the county chapter, announced this Communist faction, Phillips "CITY WITHIN CITY" READY Event Will Be in Nature of Send-Off for Annual Roll Call 'CITY OF FLINT' IS BRITISH NAVY U. S. Steamer Held by Germany Is on Way to German Port With the slogan "Keep Your Red Cross Ready," the annual American Red Cross roll call dinner will be held at Gray hall, iday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p. m., "Elna C. Schumacher, exec- secretary -ftf the Mason morning. „ The dinner will be in tire nature of a send-off for the annual BY OFFIC1S' TIFF MT. CLEMENS, Nov. 3.— (ff>) —Start of an inquest into the death of Mrs. Farrell Patterson, found stabbed to death in her St. Clair Shores home Oct. 26, was delayed today by a circuit court fight over who should direct the inquiry. Judge Neil E. Reid, of Macomb county, who Thursday night signed an order to show cause why Prosecutor Ivan A. Johnston should not be restrained from calling an inquest in the case, today extended the returnable date on the order in an effort to settle the controversy. The order was requested by Coroner Roy J. Kaul, who contended that he is designated by law to preside over the inquest. The prosecutor Thursday designated Justice Frank E. Jeannette as the presiding officer, stating that the coroner "will be an important witness and can't very well testify before himself." An omelette made from one ostrich egg would feed six r>le. Send in Names Township chairmen, who have not sent in names of their workers, are urged to do so immediately as reservations for the dinner must be in not later than Tuesday morning, Nov. 7. All except four townships have already sent in the names. Red Cross drive scheduled to get under way the following (Please turn tu rage 8, Column 1} Pension Plan Kindles Interest In Ohio Poll COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 3.—(#>)— Republican Gov. John W. Bricker joined forces opposing the controversial Bigelow pension plan today with a declaration that "Ohio wUl suffer humiliation and ruin" should the plan be adopted at Tuesday's election. Election offioials meanwhile predicted a near record off-year vote of 2,240,000. "It would raise the total of taxes, federal, state and local, paid in Ohio to one billion dollars annually," Bricker declared Thursday, night in a statewide broadcast. "This is one-third bhe total income of the people of Ohio. Every man would work two days for (himself and one for the state to pay his taxes." Herbert S. Bigelow, Cincinnati preacher-politician, met criticisms of his plan with the declaration: "Lies, lies, they're all lies. If we lose when the ballots are counted Tuesday night, by Wednesday morning I'll be writing a new amendment and we'll go to work on that." He proposes a state amendment to guarantee an income of $50 a month to single persons and $80 to couples, if they are retired wage earners 60 or more years old. 1 The pensions would be financed by a new state income tax equal to one-fourth the .present federal tax, and a two peo- percent levy on "land" valued at $20.000 or more an acre. said, often lost their jobs by being "framed" or were beaten up by "the beef squad." Meanwhile, in police court, William C. McCuistion, who pre-j ceded Phillips as a Dies committee witness in its investigation of unAmerican activities, refused to waive extradition to Louisiana on a murder charge. McCuistion, who has said the charge was a frame-up, was arraigned on a warrant charging that he killed Phillip Carey in New Orleans Sept. 17. Granted a 30 days' continuance, McCuistion was returned to jail to await a hearing Dec. 5. Air view of Rockefeller Center After eight years of construction, external structural work on the fourteenth and final building in the Rockefeller Center group in New York has been completed. The white line marks the boundaries of the $100,000,000 "city within a city." The "city" provides 5,114,000 square feet of floor space. The 12 acres comprise the greatest single piece of real estate in the world. The land belongs to Columbia university, which has leased it to the Rockefellers until the year 2,0 "' -I an annual rental of $3,300,000. Tax Law Amendments Are Promised By Me Pherson LONDON, Nov. 3.—•(#•)—The British navy has sighted the United States Freighter City of Flint, it was announced officially today. A communique said: "The admiralty announced that the steamship City of Flint has been sighted by our light forces proceeding to the southward inside Norwegian territorial waters. I "It is possible for the City of Flint to remain inside Norwegian and Swedish territorial waters until she enters the Baltic." Warships Sighted BERGEN, Norway, Nov. 3.—(/P) —Several British warships were observed off the Norwegian coast today, apparently watching the progress of the captive Flint, and the danger was said to j exist they might attempt to seize her. The City of Flint passed the Bergen naval district at 9:30 a. der treatment by a physician from the Olav Tryggvason. seaman was not identified. The TRAVERSE CITY, Nov. 3.—'(/P) .l/?rest or dividends. The law Skull Fracture Injury Thursday Evening Is Fatal to Marline Haynes Three-year-old Marline Haynes of thte city, injured in an undetermined and apparently unwitnessed automobile accident on East Melendy street early Thursday evening, died in Paulina Stearns hospital early this afternoon. Coroner George E. Dorrell said it had not been decided whether an inquest will be held. —Melville B. McPherson, chairman of the state tax commission, said today he would draft .proposed amendments to the ihtangible tax law immediately, for consideration of the state: Legislature if and when it meets in special session. The veteran Lowell Republican, who inducted the Michigan State Grange in convention here Thursday to refrain from criticizing tlie Legislature for "inequalities" in the act, said now provides that this should be taxed at the rate of six percent of the income, but that the tax must not amount to more than three mills of the face value of the security. "Obviously this is wrong," he .said, "when we consider that .some securities have a par value of ten dohir.s, but yield a higher revenue than others with a par of a hundred dollars or higher. I will hold a series of conferences with interested persons to ob- radical changes j tain their viewpoints, then pre- he would seek in some of the basic provisions) pave amendments for the Legis- of the law. A major change that should be made, he declared, was some new means of determining a maximum to be levied on income from securities bearing in- Combined Store and Dwelling Is Swept by Flames Early Today BAY CITY, Nov. 3.—•(#>)— Three persons were killed and one critically burned, when fire lature'.s consideration event of a special session. ,. The Grange Thursday changed suffocated combined store and i,7 Tho swept a comDinea store aim » I dwelling here early this morn- ONLY FORMALITIES REMAIN IN CONGRESS Sweeping Victory Recorded By Administration As Representatives Vote On New Neutrality Bill WASHINGTON, NQV. 3.—(A 1 )—America's new neutrality program, lifting the arms embargo but narrowing the traditional "freedom of the seas" policy for United States shipping, required only last-minute formalities by Congress today before becoming law. A sweeping administration victory in the House that rejected proposals for complete and partial embargoes by more than 60 votes set the sta^ge for quick final action and adjournment of the special session before the week ends. The Senate and House appointed conferees to work out a com- draft of neutrality legislation at a meeting at 10:30 a m. in view of the fact that both chambers gave sizeable majorities for repeal, approval of the committee's draft was a foregone conclusion. The House, though, may withhold formal consent un- uii baturclay. As soon as President Roosevelt signs the bill, warring European nations can begin buying American munitions, guns and planes. Some administration quarters predict that foreign ordrfrs, chiefly from Great Britain and France, will total $1,000,000,000 within a few weeks. Under the bill's "cash and carry" system, 'foreign governments must take title to the goods before they leave American docks, where many supplies now are piled. They must be transported in foreign ships, for a major purpose of the legislation Is to avoid "incidents" by keeping American vessels and passengers out of war zones. Thursday's . House voting brought greater margins for the administration than even its lieutenants had expected. Three roll calls capped a stirring session that saw Speaker Bankhead leave his rostrum to make an unusual plea for lifting the^ lour- year-old embargo. He received a tremendous rising ovation from Democrats and Republicans alike. With galleries packed and many senators on hand, opponents also brought up their leading orators to advise against taking a sten which they contended would bring the United States nearer to war. But it was a different House than on the night last June when members refused to accede to administration wishes and voted for a modified arms embargo. About 40 members who favored the ban at that time voted against it Thursday. Considerable Number of Scottville, Custer and Other Names Listed Today Additional names in considerable number were compiled tom n-inT™ "-FSTM todaTac^ **y as reports continued to be companied "y^N^KgSn recelv « d in a current ^^ Minelayer Olav Tryggvason and two Norwegian destroyers. Authoritative sources said a member of the City of Flint's American crew was sick and un- for funds to complete a new hospital building for Mason county. About six districts remained to be reported, drive officials said. Added contributors, from Scottville: Mr. and Mrs. O. Listing, Mr. and Mrs. F. Paape, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lake, Mr. and Mrs. J. Milo Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. E; Mugford, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Willoughby, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Langfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pinkerton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pelaske. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Slagle, Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. T. Grubb, Mr. and Mrs. (Please turn to Page 8, Column Z) criticizing the to death in a bedroom on the second floor of its mind about _ _ _ Legislature for the three-mill the"'frame"building were: Mrs. "ceiling" and congratulated ! .t|Hazel Haggarty, 45; Norma President Is Pleased By House Vote Marline Haynes, three-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Haynes, 212y 2 East Melendy street, was in Paulina Stearns hospital this morning in critical condition following an accident which occurred shortly before 6 o'clock Thursday evening when she either ran into or was hit by an automobile whose identity police are trying Federal and State Mediators Work Together in Negotiations in Detroit DETROIT, NOV. 3.—(/P)— Working together for the first time, state and federal mediators today revived negotiations here in an effort to end the month-long deadlocked between Chrysler corporation and the CIO United Automobile Workers. James F. Dewey, federal conciliator, . and Arthur E. Raab, chairman of the state labor board, assumed the roles of "co- mediators" after a personal ap- to determine. According to the little girl, police reports, who had been NOTICE! The Ludington State Bank's Banking Hours DAILY ARE 9A.M. TO 3P.M. Except Sundays and Legal Holidays playing in the street in front of her home, apparently stepped off the curb into the path of the car which was headed east. No one actually saw the accident happen, it was learned. It was not until the little girl was seen lying in the street that anyone (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Saturday; slightly colder in northwest portion tp- night, rising temperature Saturday, Detroit and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Saturday: lowest temperature tonight about 25; rising temperature Saturday: gentle shifting-winds. The sun sets today at 5:24 and rises Saturday at 7:09. Tho moon rises Thursday at 11:20 p. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 38, minimum 33. for having passed the bill at all.|j e aii Haggarty, 11, daughter of " the dead womati and Elvoii Glen Hill, 2, the woman's grandson. In a hospital in a critical condition from severe burns is In mildly turned phrases it asked for the correction of faults in the act. C. H. Bramble, 1 state master who had led the 1 critics, concurred in the resolution. The Grange demanded in the closing hours of its convention that the United States stay out of war in Europe and warn citizens to leave foreign countries in war zones. International at-a-Glance Alfred Haggarty, manager of the 49, district Kalamazoo (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOSCOW—Communist party newspapers declares Finland invites war, threatens to send "all maneuvers to hell." LONDON — British watching City of Flint, hint may make no attempt to seize her. BERGEN — City of Flint peal by Governor Luren D.: moves down Norwegian" coast. Dickinson for a quick settlement | PARIS " " '-- :1 of the dispute and inclusion of,embargo the state board in mediation efforts. Parties to the controversy, which has made an estimated 100,000 workers idle in the automotive and allied industries, met with the governor in Lansing Thursday. Heading the delegations were K. T. Keller, Chrysler president, and R. J. Thomas, president of the UAW-CIO. Begin Construction of Holland Plant HOLLAND, Nov. 3.—'(/P)—Construction will begin here soon on a manufacturing plant which eventually is expected to employ 1,000 workers in making aircraft and automobile parts, it was announced Thursday by E. P. Stephan, manager of the Holland Chamber of Commerce. The plant will be built by the newly formed Holland Precision Parts Co., a $500,000 organiza- — French hail arms repeal vote, heavy German troop action reported. BERLIN—Figures issued in effort to .prove Germany can finance war to "victorious end." ROME—Italy, Greece exchange letters affirming friendship, look forward to new pact. Grand Jury Probe Is Widened Today LANSING, Nov. 3.—(/P)—The grand jury investigation into alleged misuse of advertising funds for the 1938 and 1939 tax sale was broadened today to include Monroe and Macomb counties. Reconvening after a day's recess, the hearing before Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr took testimony from representatives of newspapers in those counties. Previously, the invesigation had been confined to Wayne and Oakland counties. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Kenney said the hearing probably would recess at Furnace and Stove Co. Haggarty was owner of the burned store. The fire was discovered at ,1:25 a. m. by two sheriff's deputies who summoned police and the fire department over a car radio. Screams from those inside the building were heard by the officers. Five firemen were injured, none severely during the fire. Report Increase in Tax Receipts LANSING, Nov. 3.—(/P)—The department of state reported today that gasoline taxes collected during October amounted to $2,902,985, or $222,859 more than in the same month of 1938. The department said collections to date this year amounted to $25,888,399 or $1,985,120 more than in the corresponding period last year. YOUNGSTER IS KILLED PETOSKEY, Nov. 3.—(/P)— Forest Willis was killed Thursday in an automobile-truck collision west of here. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.—(/P) —President Roosevelt, expressing gratification at the size of the majority by which the House showed its approval of arms embargo repeal, asserted today he was glad the neutrality bill had restored the historic position of neutrality of the United States. In response to a press conference request for comment on the legislation as it now stands, virtually approved by Congress, Mr. Roosevelt, authorized this quotation: "I'm very glad that the bill has restored the historic position of neutrality of the United States." The chief executive, under further questioning, disclosed that he probably would issue several proclamations under the new measure, once he has signed it. He hoped to get the proclamations out of the way, he said, before Leaving for his home at Hyde Park, N. Y., Saturday or Sunday. He told newsmen that after they left he would see A. A. Berle, assistant secretary of state, to discuss-the proclamations in a preliminsry way. Later today, he said, Secretary Hull will come in for a conference. Mr. Roosevelt said that he hoped to issue the proclamations as soon as possible after the neutrality bill comes to the tion, Stephen said. Initial opcr-1 noon and that he did not be- ations are expected to begin lieve it would be completed this within 90 days. week . CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. It is the right and duty of every American citizen to do his own thinking, hold to his own beliefs and not permit himself or his country to become a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. THE NEWS. 'ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 3. !(#>),—A young mother and her 19-day-old baby who spent three below-zero nights in an Alaska wilderness were safe at the town of McGrath today as rescuers sought to bring out by dog teams the other two victims of ,the forced airplane landing. A special ski-equipped plane piloted toy Nate Browne landed on the snow a half mile from the marooned group Thursday and flew Mrs. Christian Beckman, 26,, and her baby daughter to McGrath, in West-Central Alaska. The plane carrying the mother and baby, with Pilot Jimmy Dodson and Ole Blendhelm, another passenger, was forced down Monday by a snowstorm. Mercy pilot Kenneth Neese, directed to the scene by radio, dropped milk and other food, a sleeping bag, diapers and nipples to the party from his Irom Congress, sometime Satur- White House That may be day although there was a slight possibility it might arrive late today. plane. Neither Mrs. Beckman nor the infant suffered any ill effects from the frosty interruption of their flight home to Ophir from the Fairbanks hos-> pital. The mother said the diapers met as great an emergency as did the food. It is not exceptional for a citizen of the Netherlands to wear the same pair of wooden. shoes for 40 or 50 years. #—*—#—#—* *—#—•x—x— * #—#—*—#—* * * * #— DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT 9:30 p. m. Members and Invited Guests. Butch Meny and Band. Moose Lodge No. 637. -*—*—# .- /. JUL _ •& — »lfc r— "Tf^TV if * NOTICE THE NATIONAL BANK OF LUDING- * TON will remain open as t usual from 9 until 3 p. m. *$ * V. '.' ' • ,*<*i..,*.,>..,.. r.i I daily except holidays. f . .-..< - - '''* u k '.'. ?^&^ftt. r -j-M-si

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