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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 6. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NORWAY RELEASES 'CITY OF FLINT President Signs Neutrality EMBARGO IS REPEALED BY NEW MEASURE Proclamations Are Signed Immediately; Boom of Orders from War Expected WASHINGTON, Nov. 4— (ff>)— President Roosevelt signed into law today "The Neutrality Act of 1939," ending the embargo on arm sales to France, Britain and Germany and establishing a neutrality policy designed to keep the United States from being drawn into the war in Europe. The new law, strictly regulating all dealings with belligerents in a series of safeguards against war unprecedented in the nation's history, was signed at a formal ceremony in the president's office in the presence of Secretary Hull and a large group of legislators. Press Secretary Stephen Early stood at the open door and waved to newspapermen In the lobby when the chief executive affixed his, signature shortly after noon. The signing of the bill gave a signal which some officials expected to result In the placing of $1,000,000,000 worth of war orders in this country—mostly by France and Britain—within the next few weeks. The bill was signed at 12:04 p. m., Eastern Standard Time. A second later the chief executive signed a proclamation putting the law into effect immediately by re-declaring this nation's neutrality in the war between Germany, and; Prance, Poland, Ihe United Kingdom, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa. Another proclamation signed at the same time regulated tho use of American ports and territorial waters by belligerent .submarines. proclamations Great Britain Rushes Plans To Buy In U.S. LONDON, Nov. 4.—(#>)—Britain ibegarl (planning a comprehensive reshuffle; of her wartime merchant marine today to meet heavy shipping demands expected on repeal of the United States arms embargo. Authoritative shipping circles said these steps were envisaged: Schedules on all of Britain's overseas trade routes will be revised to free tonnage for trans-Atlantic use. In doing this the shipping ministry will budget for vital supplies coming to the United Kingdom from the empire. (In New York, snipping circles indicated the British would exchange their South "American shipping with the United States to make up for the American ships taken out of ; the European trade neutrality measure.) Some ships undoubtedly will be taken off South" American routes but it was pointed out that Latin American countries were among Britain's /biggest suppliers of meat and other essential foodstuffs. Stronger naval escort units probably will be needed to guard shipments from American ports to Europe. Aviation experts said most airplanes purchased in the by the | We United States probably would be transported to Europe by ships but there was no reason why some of the larger craft could not fly across the Atlantic. Prize ships seized by Britain under the contraband control may be pressed into service after the prize courts decide whether they may be retained for British use. Official sources still withheld comment on the steps to lift the arms embargo but the press continued to voice gratification. Under a heading t-'Thanks America," the Daily Mirror stated: "Henceforth the great industrial power of the States will the service of the" Allies. AT SENATE MONOPOLY HEARING more." IT CITY old the re- Both of these had been issued under the neutrality law, carrying arms embargo, which was pealed by the new statute. It was necessary to issue a new neturality proclamation because the new law, as had the old, provided the neutrality program should become operative (Please turn to Page 8, Column 5) STIEIITIS 111, y. NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—(/P)— Ten vessels were tied up in New York today by a tightening strike of 5,000 longshoremen and other pier workers against nine coastal shipping companies. Rejecting an offer by the maritime labor board in Washington to arbitrate the dispute, Joseph P. Ryan, president of the International Longshoremen's association (AFL), indicated the union was prepared for a long fight to win its demands for a 40-hour week and five-cent an hour wage increase. The longshoremen now get 95 cents an hour on a 44-hour work week. The two-day-old walkout threatened to paralyze coastal shipping out of this port and throw 20,000 Atlantic seaboard and gulf maritime employes out of work, including 15,000 shore workers, hundreds of office em- ployes and 3,500 sailors and others hired on 73 freighters and passenger liners owned by coastal lines. The strike did not involve transAtlantic shipping or inter- coastal steamship lines operating between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts by way of the Panama Canal. Herman C. Klemm Appointed at Special Meeting Held Friday Herman C. Klemm, city assessor, was appointed by Mayor E. J. Thompson as special city hospitalization investigator at a! special meeting of the Luding- 1 ton city commission Friday nigiht. Appointment came following a request by Peter Madison, SPECULATE ON SPECIAL TERM AT LANSING NAZIS PROTEST ACT; REJECTION IS SEEN Ship Is Turned Over To American Crew When Captors Make Illegal Entry To Harbor she is unseaworthy or because of provisions. 1 O'Mahoney Stettinius Fairless Decapitated Body of Bride of One Week Is Found ,BithtuB in SPRING —(#>)— Her still fresh LD. Mass., Nov. 4. wedding bouquet In a refrigerator, #* t * * * * * i -#—*—#—# 50c—Special—50c Turkey Dinner With Dressing and Cranberries. Also ROAST CHICKEN With Dressing VIRGINIA BAKED HAM with Pineapple SIRLOIN STEAKS FRIED OR BROILED LAKE TROUT FRIED OYSTERS ORIOLE CAFE T head of the new county welfare adult "aospitalization cases. The county welfare board now has Chatting together before opening of the senate committee hearing 1 on various monopolies including the iron and ore industries are, left to right, Senator Joseph O'Mahoney of Wyoming, Edward Stettinius, Chairman of the board of United States Steel, and Benjamin Fairless, president of United States Steel. Japan Courts Good Will Of U. S. At Conference impelled by the need of Amer-_— _. „.„ „„„ „„„„.,,, »,,,nc*n-| Can raw materials with which board, asking the city to appoint ' to develop vast new markets some 9 ne to approve all city created by the European war, was represented by economic experts today as eager to bet- TOKYO, Nov. 4.—(/P)—Japan, | large quantities of American Opinioni Is Expressed That Session May Be Necessary to iPolitics LANSING, 'NOV. 4.-—{^—Governor Dickinson, who still has them guessing as to whether he'll seek re-election in 1940, is causing further speculation as to whether the Legislature will be recalled for a special session. One legislative leader, who should know the governor's plans if anyone does, says the Legislature will be recalled before Jan. 1 and he can marshal a convincing array of facts to support his prediction. In the first place, Republican observers will tell you, Dickinson's economy measures have been sapping his political strength constantly. If the governor does not want a second term, that is neither here nor there; if'he does, he may find it necessary to call upon the Legislature for additional taxes so that relief, for instance, may escape the drastic economy program that has been invoked. A $2,000,000 cut in aid for dependent children was one of the extreme budget-balancing measures that won the governor's approval within the past week. The proposal, which has still to run the gauntlet of opposition , in the social welfare commission, nue and then east on Ludington _. . - . ' nirAi^iiA 4-r\ •r\-tf\ nnn n^ivi nmim*--** OSLO, Nov. 4.--(XP)i—A German protest against liberation of the American Freighter, City of Flint and internment of her German prize crew was delivered today to the foreign office but well informed sources expressed the opinion it would be rejected. The Norwegian government's decision in freeing the vessel was based on chapter 13, article 21 of the Hague convention rules which says a prize can be taken into a neutral port only because " u -'~ *!--— i weather, or lack of fuel or The rules provide that the prize ship must leave again as soon as these conditions no longer exist. If it does not, the neutral nation "shall use all the means in its power" to free the ship, along with its officers and, crew, and to intern the prize crew. The next article, No. 22, says the government shall free the prize ship if conditions justifying her' presence in the neutral harbor do not exist. The Germans said a member of the American crew needed Further plans for Ludington's medical attention when the ship annual Armistice day observ- j anchored at Haugesund Fri- ance were discussed at a meeting of the Allied Veterans council held Friday the DAV coach. The r>arade, it was Parade and Observance Will Be Held in Ludington Next Saturday Afternoon night at decided, will start at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon and will follow the same line of march as last year's torchlight parade. Forming at the corner of James and Dowland streets, it will proceed up James street to,Ludington ave- jurisdiction over all county hospitalization cases instead of the pretty, 18-year-old Caroline Hibberd, a bride of a week, was found decapitated early today in the bathroom of her cozy honeymoon apartment, shortly after her young husband allegedly confessed he did It because of an "urge to kill." After a sleepless night in Brattleboro, Vt., police headquarters where he surrendered, William Hibberd, 20, the bridegroom, told newspapersmen he lad had an "urge to kill" for about two years but that he didn't get a chance to do so until Friday night. Declaring he had been under treatment by a Springfield jsychiatrist, Hibberd said he lad no motive only the "urge" to do it. His wife asked him to get her a glass of water during the light, and when he returned with the water, he related, "I drove a hunting knife into her chest. She cried a little and ;hen I dragged her to the sathroom." Hibberd said he was a little hazy after that but remember- er becoming frightened while cutting up the body and of ;eing the house and buying a railroad ticket for Brattleboro — more than 60 miles away. Springfield police, informed of the crime by Brattleboro authorities, said they found ;he girl's torso in the bathtub, her head in the wash-basin and a hunting- knife nearby. Final Citizenship Hearings Planned Final hearing on naturalization petitions for Mason county applicants will be held May 1, 1940 and again on Nov. 11, 1940, it was announced this morning by County Clerk Albert E. Johnson following receipt of a notice from Circuit Court Judge Max E. Neal of Manistee. Hearings in both instances will be held at 2 p. m. at the courthouse. Because Nov. 11, 1940, falls on Armistice day, the hearings will probably be held on the day following, Mr. Johnson declared. probate judge. Appointment of Mr. ter relations with the United States. #—#—#—•x— Life Magazine $3.50 Per Year. This rate good only until Nov. 10. Subscriptions taken, for all magazines. BUCK'S BOOK HOUSE 210 N. Lewis St. Tel. 786 to the post was approved unanimously by the commission. Commissioners also decided to make an effort to collect in the neighborhood of $25,000 due the city for hospitalization cases since 1935. To get hospital bills tabulated and brought up-to- date, Mayor Thompson appointed Miss Margaret Anderzack as special welfare clerk. The appointment was approved by the council. No Successor Yet Resignation of Peter Madison as First Ward commissioner, officially tendered Oct. 15 to take effect Oct. 31, was accepted. Under state regulations Mr. Madison cannot serve as a member of the new county welfare board while a member of the city council. Mr. Madison's duties as a member of the board do not start until Dec. 1. A successor as commissioner has not as yet been named. A resolution certifying completion and acceptance of the PWA waterworks improvement project was approved. This closes the three contracts with Oscar Nelson, Love Construction and Engineering Co. and General Fire Truck Corp. of Detroit. In complying with a recommendation included in the report of Frank Novotney, resi- (Pleasc turn to Page 8, Column 7) TAKES FAfAL.~SMOKE HARTFORD, Nov. 4.—(^—Ernest Langman, 47, was found dead in bed in his burning home at Sister Lakes near here Friday night. Coroner Roy Yeckley said that Langman, who lived alone, had suffocated, apparently after his bed had been set afire by a cigaret he was smoking. DIES m "RESCUE TRY PONTTAC, Nov. 4.—(/P)—Henry Green, 25, Negro, lost his life, in a futile attempt to save his three-year-old son,. Duane, today when fire destroyed their home. Firemen found the man's body beside the crib of the child. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Fair tonight and Sunday. Not so cold in southwest and south central portions tonight. Warmer Sunday. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair tonight and Sunday; warmer Sunday; lowest temperature tonight about 28 degrees; gentle variable winds, mostly south and southwest. Weekly weather outlook for region of the Great Lakes, Nov. 6 to 11 Inclusive; Week as a whole will average above normal in temperature; not much precipitation likely. The sun sets today at 5:23 and rises Sunday at 7:10. The moon rises at 12:28 a. m. Sunday. Temperature at const guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 43, minimum 36, Giving impetus to Klemm | was a 90-minute Friday between United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew and Foreign Minister Kichisa- buro Nomura, at which both were said to have explored the field of Japanese-American re- products and raw materials— notably oil, cotton, scrap iron, scrap steel and machine tools. Details of the discussion between Grew and the Japanese foreign minister were not disclosed, but the foreign office issued a brief statement this belief i saying Grew had visited Ad- conference imiral Nomura at the latter's interview," the statement said, "was held because the ambassador'was anxious to see the foreign minister upon returning to Tokyo and be- lations with "entire frankness." j cause the foreign minister had ,., . . •, ,. . . . , i wished to hear personally from Economists,: attaching special | the ambassador regarding his QicrniTiv*QT"irf"*P ifi i" r\ P TY1 PPTl U P i • i •• • olgllll IV-cL'iH-.C li\J U11C lliCCblllg, ! -.1 -i ;__: _ *._ __ said it was "highly doubtful" immediately recalled the storm of protest that greeted the Legislature's action in reducing its appropriation for state aid for' crippled and afflicted chil.r dren last spring. To turn back the records still farther, former Governor Frank (Please turn to Page 8, Column 5) that was Japan's gram could vast export probe accomplished and opinions in connection with Jatpanese-American relations, on which the ambassador is well-informed." The statement added that the meeting was "in no respect formal." : without ready access to American supplies. To carry out her program, they said, Japan must obtain Plans Are Made for School Survey Preliminary plans for two school surveys to be conducted in Riverton, Summit and Pere Marquette townships during the month of November, were discussed at a recent zone meeting of rural school teachers of those § ^ _ ^ i townships held at Morton school, j coroner George E. Dorrell "said Surveys, it was learned, will be ' ' ' for the purpose of determining whether or not children in those townships had been missed hii Mr . and Mrs ; jbseph "iHaynes, the 1939 school census and also ,2121/2 East Melendy street, was to determine the educational ] fatally hurt Thursday evening needs of the. children with ai w hen she either was run over Because of the fact that nothing definite has as yet been disclosed in an investigation of an accident, fatal to three-year-old Marline Haynes, this morning that an inquest was still pending. The little girl, daughter of view toward building upon these needs. Plans for operation of zone or ran into a car driven by a person whose identity is as yet meetings were also discussed. There were about 12 teachers present. Mrs. Helen Gust, Summit teacher, was appointed zone representative of the Michigan rural teachers' association. Mrs. Leona Peterson and Miss Joyce Reed acted as hostesses at the meeting, which was in charge of Miss Gertrude Eastman, Mason county school commissioner. Canoeists Brave Lake Michigan Waves CHICAGO, Nov. 4.— (fP)— Two Chicagoans braved the choppy waters of Lake Michigan today in a 17-foot canoe which they hoped would carry them to St. Joseph, Mich. Carl Sjobring, 26, and Chester Streske, 19, pushed off shortly before midnight Friday night from a north side beach. They carried sufficient food for three days but planned to cover the 60-mile distance within 20 hours. They said they would take turns paddling and sleeping in their kayak-like craft. Sjobring, who built the boat, said he was an experienced canoeist. His companion said he had never before been in a canoe. unknown. City police are the investigation. continuing Scottville Firms Entered in Night Sheriff's department reported' this morning that Pete's cafe and Cooper's restaurant, until recently Tobey's restaurant, both located in Scottville, had been entered some time early this morning and a number of articles and small change taken. The thief or thieves entered Pete's cafe by breaking the glass in a rear window anC unhooking the window from the inside. A small radio, a penny slot- machine, some pennies and about a carton of cigarettes was the loot taken. Entry into Cooper's restaurant was gained through a rear trap-door, located about six feet above the ground. Three cartons of cigarettes and a few pennies were stolen. Sheriff's department believes both places were entered somu time after -1:30 a. m. and thought it possible it was the work of the same party. Seeking to improve distribution of its open bed springs a firm did them in silvery aluminum paint. Sales jumped 25 percent. Corrections Commission Has Held Only One Meeting Since Marquette Break LANSING, Nov. 4.—(/P)—The drive to replace Warden Marvin L. Coon of the Northern Branch Prison at Marquette continues, but Governor Dickinson has adopted the role of silence in the controversy. Dickinson virtually ordered the corrections commission to oust Coon as a result of September's break, in which four life- term convicts used the warden and three other officials as hostages. Coon, an appointee of former Governor Frank Murphy, a Democrat, had been the envy of job-seekers since Republicans returned to power Jan. 1. Chairman John Miner of Jackson, a Democratic holdover on the commission, defended Coon, however. He has called but one meeting of the commission since the break, although meetings are ordinarily held every month, and that session followed the event almost too closely for decisive action. Men who have been mentioned for the warden's post, since the withering of a tooomlet for Alvin E. Richards, of Marquette, a member of the state tax commission, include Leonard McCoy, a former deputy; Warden Warren J. Dodge of the State Reformatory at Ionia; Louis Bigler and Simon Anderson, of Marquette; Howard Purdy, Grand Rapids; Edward Haight Sr., of Ionia; Earl Case, of Donken, near Marquette, and avenue to the Mason county courthouse where appropriate Armistice day ceremonies will be held. . A special, .speaker from Detroit will deliver the address 'of the day, it has been assured. Arrangements for the speaker are being completed by Wilfrid Hocking, chairman of the speakers' committee. His name will be announced as soon as j possible. All local units and organizations who desire to take part in the observance are urged to get in touch with either Henry Ernst or Lester Blodgett, marshals of the day. Explains Blast That Killed Five ROCK SPRINGS, 4._(/p)_A little boy Wyo., who Nov. was day night, but a Norwegian surgeon who looked at him said 'his condition was not serious? enough to justify calling at a neutral port. According to information obtained from American crew members at Bergen, the man was Allison Sellars, a wiper of Wilmington, N. C., who suffered a leg injury when he stumbled over some machinery in darkness. It was said the injury proved to be only a painful bruise and he had recovered. It-was learned that there was a sick man aboard the City .of- Flinjt when he arrived at Mu$- marisk on her northward dasli to the Soviet Arctic .port. He was said to have been a member of the German prize crew and was put ashore at Murmansk where his appendix was removed. He remained when the ship departed. Marked Ship BERGEN, Nov. 4.—(XP)—Amer- ican crewmen aboard the City of Flint told the Associated Press today they feared the vessel now is "a marked ship" on the seas and expressed doubt (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) Dr. Russel dentist. Petersen, Houghton Hunt for Clues to Ship Wreckage JUPITER, Fla., Nov. 4.—(/P)— The waterfront was watched today for possible lioating clues that would solve the mystery of ship wreckage washed ashore here and a six-mile long oil slick. A check of Florida ports disclosed no missing ships and radio stations and the coast g-uard said they had received no calls for help. Newly-shined metal parts and i'ecently-broken gray boards indicated the ship met disaster recently. None of the articles bore identification markings. afraid and ran away told officers a dynamite blast killed five companions. Johnny Jew, '11-year-old son of a Chinese cook, gave Deputy Sheriff Dillwyn Ramsey this account of last Sunday's mysterious explosion. The boys, hunting with a .22 calibre rifle, found a box under a pile of greasewood and began shooting at it. The first shots missed. Then Johnny noticed the letters "DM" on the box and warned his playmates it might contain dynamite. They laughed and said he'd better go home if he was afraid. Johnny began to run. A terrific blast knocked him to the ground. He got up and ran home. The blast killed Donald Cooper, 8; David Chamberlain, 7; Walter Valentine Herrera, 12; Lawrence Grant, 9, and his brother O'Dean, 12. California Cracks .Down on Indigents HANFORD, Calif., Nov. 4.— (fP) —A penniless family of eight was ordered to return to Missouri in the first court action to rid Kings county of indigents from the midwest. William George, cotton picker of Corcoran, Calif., chose to return to Arbyrd, Dunklin county, Missouri, with his widowed aunt and her six children rather than serve a six months' jail sentence. California law makes it a misdemeanor to bring indigents into the state. O. D. Strong, welfare director, quoted the aunt, Mrs. Beulah George, as saying she persuaded her nephew to bring her family here when she heard California paid more than Missouri for the support of orphan children. They arrived Oct. 19. Strong said "future violations will be vigorously prosecuted." SUB SAILORSTOUND LONDON, Nov. 4.—(#>)—Bodies of four German sailors, each wearing submarine escape api- paratus, were washed up on the Kent coast today. TO LAD IN III WINSLOW, Ariz., Nov. 4.—(/P) —Weary and depressed searchers explored canyon caves today in the faint hope 7-year-old Bruce Crozier had managed to live almost a week in a densely- wooded wilderness. Ed Oldham, forest ranger in' charge of the hunt, feared Bruce perished of exposure, but other members of the posse of more than 100 men clung -to a theory he was so terrified by wild beasts he hid. Undersheriff Perry Francis of Flagstaff reported finding tracks of the boy, who disappeared Sunday, so fresh Bruce easily could have heard searchers beating the underbrush. Bear tracks found in rugged Chevelon canyon 60 miles south of here led Francis and some searchers to believe Bruce may have seen the beasts and run up the side of the canyon to hide in a cave. There he would have sortie protection against freezing night temperatures. Water is plentiful, as are wild grapes and acorns. The hunt is centered in one of the wildest regions in the nation. Brush under the towering, trees is so thick members of the posse have been unable^ to see more than 50 yards. 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 IW4 country to become a Tie- tint of emotionalism OK propag*rida. THE NEWS*

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