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Ludington, Michigan
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Monday, November 6, 1939
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.it THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 7. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, NOV. 6, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NVESTIGATE JACKSO * X> ^ N ^^>S^^~XXN~~~~~~~N~~~V Storm Lash WINTRY SNAP Communist International Attacks U.S., <?/>sYAsisy YV/PARD K $ zeaooara T0 D[ATH EXPERIENCED France, England, Italy In Manifesto ALONG COAST Many Distress Signals Received from Ships During 'Tropical Cyclone' (Bv THE A r -UCIATED PRESS) A 65-mile---.H-hour gale that lashed Eastr i seaboard states with sleet. 'avy rains and snow subsi today, leaving m its wake ach inland and waterfront property damage. The storm, traveling north from Cape Hatteras, battered the coastline Sunday night with a fury reminiscent of the New England hurricane of September, 1938. The disturbance was described as a "tropical cyclone" by professor Charles F. Brooks of Harvard's Blue Hill observatory. Dr. Brooks, who sent up a recording balloon said the temperature dropped to 58 degrees Ohio, California To Hold Vote On Pension Plans (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Citizens of California and Ohio gave old-age pension proposals a last once-over today before voting their convictions in Tuesday's off-year elections. Office seekers in a dozen other states argued largely local issues, with electiori of mayors in Philadelphia, Detroit and San Francisco 'outweighing in political interest campaigns for three seats in the House of Representatives and for governors' chairs in Kentucky and Mississippi. Herbert S. Bigelow, leader of the Ohio pension drive, said Sunday night that if his proposed amendment to the state Workers of Allies Are Urged to Revolt Against Continued War AS SNOW CRUISER NEARS PORT below zero at ^POOO feet. A striking feature of the storm, he added, was the excessively dry atmosphere at 4.500 feet. Clearing skies were forecast for most of the area, but temperatures tumbling to subfreezing levels made highway traffic perilous. Snow plows were called out to clear highways in Vermont. Several small ocean vessels were pounded to pieces and coast guardsmen answered distress calls from pleasure craft from New Jersey to Boston. Four exhausted men were rescued from a 35-foot disabled mntorbonh off New Bedfc,',- 1 Mass., by a coast guard power boat attracted by makeshift | flares of gasoline-saturated nigs. Three small craft reported in trouble off Rhode Island still WITI: sought by coast guardsmen. The storm forced a .steamship to heave to off Nantucket. Along Massachusetts' north .shore scores of automobiles ll'leasp turn to P-nge 6, Column .5) constitution was defeated, he would draft a revised proposal increasing the taxes for pension payments. To guarantee every retired Ohioan over 60 a pension of at least $50 a month, Bigelow would collect a tax equal to one- fourth of the federal income tax, and a tax of two percent of the value'of all land worth more than $20,000 an acre. Opponents have argued that his plan would close the schools, put hospitals out of commission and stop highway work. The pension battle in California centers/on a revised $30 every Thursday program. An administrator with some powers over production and distribution, would give "warrants" worth from £15 to $36 to non- workers overt 50. Theoretically", the scrip would circulate as money; but whoever held it at the end of each week would be required to attach a two-cent stamp tax to each dollar's worth, at the end of a year, the scrip (having collected $1.04 in taxes) could be exchanged for money. (By WITT HANCOCK) MOSCOW, Nov. 6— (/P)—The Communist International today attacked the "American bourgeois" for repeal of the arms embargo and called on workers of Great Britain and France to b With the early history of Victory township as its program theme, Mason County Historical society will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening at Victory townhall. It is one of a series of meetings held by the society in various parts of the county, the program in each case dealing with history of the region in question. Mrs. Sam Hjortholm of Victory township is program chairman for Tuesday's meeting. Pioneers of the district, it is planned, will be present to take part. In addition, there will be musical numbers. The meeting, scheduled to start at 8 p. m., is open to all who care to attend, regardless of whether they are members of the society. Fourth Fire Victim Pies in Hospital BAY CITY, Nov. 8.—'(#)—A fire Check Totalling $13,068.30 Are Mailed Out to Districts Today County Treasurer Helen J. Bennett announced recently the county had received $13,068.30 from the state. Mason county's share of the primary school interest fund. Checks to the county's various school districts were to be mailed this morning. Payment is at the rate of $2.45 per census child, Miss Bennett explained. Total number of children in Mason county on the school census list of May, 1938, was 5,334. Amounts apportioned to the various school districts are as follows: Amber: No. 1—$98; No. 2— $132.30" No. 3—$41.65; No. 4— $107.80; No. 5—$51.45; Np. 6 fr. —$737.45; No. 7 fr.—$124.95; No. LUKE Mi IS IN BEATING "go against those continuation of who favor imperialistic j war." | It issued a sharply-worded j manifesto, occupying four' front-page columns in Pravda, Communist party newspaper, as the U.S.S.R. began a three-day celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the Communist revolution.' "The bourgeois of the so- called neutral countries," the International said, "warm their hands near the fire of war. Under the mask of neutrality they become rich on military supplies. "The American bourgeois, very interested in farther developing the war, repeals the embargo on the export of anns in order to secure huge profits to the kings of the munitions industry." The manifesto, signed toy the International's executive committee, urged the workers of the world to unite to "defend the Chinese people, to go against those who favor continuation of war and unmask them as helpers of imperialists." Britain and France were ac- Herman Schoenbeck, about 56, cused of oppression in India, resident at Ford lake east of Indo-.Chma and Arabia Ernest Fitzpatrick Is Hurt in Attack . on Sunday Afternoon Fountain village, was in Mason county jail today awaiting arraignment following a strange assault Sunday afternoon on a neighbor and companion, Ernest Fitzpatrick, about 50. Officers said both men had been drinking, altho. .rh Schoenbeck, they said, seemeU aware of What lie was doing. Fitzpatrick, struck about the head and shoulders with a shotgun, was at first believed critically injured. Taken to Paulina Stearns hospital, examination indicated his injuries were not serious and he was released from the hospital this noon. The examining physician said Fitx- patrick received scalp wounds and an injured left shoulder. Sheriff George L. Colyer, who (I'lease turn to Page 6, Column 6) 8—$83.30. Branch: No. 2 fr.- -$110.25; No. which razed a family home here last week claimed its fourth victim Sunday with the death in Mercy hospital of Alfred Haggarty, 49. Haggarty was burned Friday in a vain attempt to rescue his wife, Hazel, 45; his daughter, Norma Jean, 11, and his grandson, Eldon Glen Hill, 2, all of whom perished in the blaze. All four members of the family were to be buried this afternoon at Freeland after service in the Congregational church there. 5—$107.80; No. 7—$95.55. Custer: No. 1 fr.—$26.95; No. 2 —$161.70; No. 3—$80.85; No. 4— $58.80; No. 5—$269.50; No. 7— $73.50; No. 8 fr.—$34.30. Eden: No. 1—$124.95; No. 2— $58.80; No. 3—$129.85; No. 3 fr.— $68.60; No. 4—463.70. Freesoil: No. 1—473.50; No. 2—$264.60; No. 3 fr.—$19.60; No. 4—$83.30; No. 7 fr.—$93.10. Grant: No. 1—1$53.90; No. 2 fr.—$80.85; No. 3 fr.—$36.75; No. 4—$61.25. Hamlin: No. 1 fr.—$117.60; No. 2—$105.35. Logan, TU—$132.50. Ludington City—$6,004.95'. Meade: No. 1 fr.—461.25. Pere Marquette: No. 1 fr. — $200.90. Riverton: No. 1 fr.—4122.50; No. 2—$191.10; No. 3—$151.90; No. 4 fr.—$176.40; No. 5 fr.— $85.75. Sheridan: No. 1—461.25; No. 2 —$75.95;No. 3 fr.—'$88.20; No. 4 —$112.70; No. 5—471.05. Sherman: No. 1—$120.05; No 2 fr.—$80.85; No. 3—$56.35; No 4—$124.95; No. 6 fr.—$154.35. No 7—$301.35. Summit: No. 1—$71.05; No. '< fr.—468.60; No. 3 fr.—$186.20. Victory: No. 1—^$710.5; No. I —$129.85; No. 3-4117.60; No. J —$73.50; No. 7 fr.—468.60; No. 8 fr.—$22.05; No. 9—$53.90. #—*—#—#—* — *•—*—*—#—* * * # CARD PARTY and DANCE Wednesday, Nov. 8. at I. O. 0. F. HALL Scott ville. Marrison's Orchestra. 1 ~""° ft '*""" «v ~"" *v *""""* "A* """^ *»""""* "Tv™"""" «"""""*»" *—#-*-*-* - #-#_#_#—# I NOTICE! f FIN and FEATHER CLUB MEETING in SCOTTVILLE COMMUNITY HALL TUESDAY NIGHT 8:00 O'clock. ): The Public Is Invited. I *» ,\f. - j ,v, „.,„, ,y, jr gf, A» ** _.__ ju> A VP~»™ ff 7F~"W -—^ vv 'A ~^W""""W 7 International at-a-Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOSCOW—Communist International calls workers of Bri,ain and France to halt war; Finnish-Russian negotiations in revolutionary and of "keeping half the world in the chains of colonial slavery." "The Italian bourgeois waits only for a convenient moment to throw itself on the oppressed and have its share of the spoils." At Least 10 Are Killed In Accidents I (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Highway accidents killed at least 10 persons over the weekend in Michigan. In only multiple tragedy a youthful mother THREE FELONS Six Who Attempted Escape! Are Recaptured within a Few Minutes JACKSON, Nov. 6.—W^-A melodramatic Sunday afternoon prison break, foiled only'after a was killed and a woman over an embankment and into a lake. ISHPEMING—(/P)—-Mrs. Leo C. Ogness, 21, and her year-old daughter, Ann Dorline, drowned Saturday when the automobile in which they were riding left Cliff drive and hurtled into Cedar lake near here. Leo Og- ness, the husband, who had been driving, told police he broke the glass on his side of the car and escaped, after futile efforts to save his wife and child. MT. CLEMENS—(/P)—H e n r y York, 20, of Detroit, was fatally injured Sunday when the car in which he was a passenger went out of control near here. BATTLE CREEK-J(/P)—Five- year-old Thomas Jacob Van Vlett was killed Sunday when hit bv a truck. FLINT—(/P)—tflerman C. Jacobs, 36, of Lake Fenton, was killed Sunday in an automobile collision. His death marked (IMease turn to Page 6, Column 5) Jos.' vincent Gehring, Widely Experienced Retailer, Will . Open Course Students registered for the course in retail selling open to anyone in Ma.son county can look 0 h Lost Youngster Found: Search Cost Is Headache WTN'SLOW, Ariz., Nov. 0.—(/I 1 ) —Fellow grade school pupils t,poke in awe or the exploits of Bruce Crozier, 7, who .survived almost a. week of hunger and ex- forward to hearing at Tuesday | posure in one of Arizona's wild- night's opening session a man i est areas. But matter of fact abeyance during celebration. PARIS—French report repulse of small German sortie on Rhine ront. ROME—Italy ignores anniversary of anti-Comintern pact. BERLIN—Informed sources say United States' embargo repeal may be followed by intensification of sea warfare. who has been connected with practically every phase of retailing from the ground, up. W. E. Rynerson, chairman of the retail merchants' committee of the Ludington Chamber of Commerce, sponsoring the school in conjunction with the state board of control for 'vocational education, announced this morn- I ing that Joseph Vincent Gehring, who has had business experience gained with some of the largest forest service officials raised the question of repayment af approximately $4.000 spent, in feeding and equipping 800 searchers. Bruce, recuperating in a Hoi- brook hospital, just wise-cracked with nurses. His ordeal ended Annual Campaign Will Get Under Way on Armistice Day as Usual Plans for Mason county's annual American Red Cross roll call, due to get under way this Saturday, were practically complete today, it was announced by Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, executive secretary of the Mason county chapter. Mrs. Schumacher submitted a complete list of workers in I/Mason county who have volun- 'teered their services in this worthy cause. Following is a list of workers in the City of Ludington, the fi.-st named in each case being chairman: First ward, first precinct: late Saturday as he walked into jMesdames Fred Roth, Fred a deer hunting camp in Wildcat jSamuelson, Arnold Sundholm, canyon 00 miles south of here. lELbert Keene, Walter Gillespie, Here are two views of the giant snow cruiser, as it was en route to Boston, Mass., there to be placed on one of the ships ftf the Admiral Byrd Antarctic expedition. Top view is a general one of the snow cruiser as it stopped at the Zeppelin dock in Akron, O. Lower photo shows Dr. Thomas C. Poulter. first to visualize the cruiser as the "perfect exploration unit," in the machine shop of the 75,000- pound vehicle. Dr. R. L. Davis, marveling at Bruce's hardy constitution, reported that after a clay of rest Donald Crawford and Miss Elizabeth Kloppman. First ward, second precinct: prompted a state investigation today at Southern . Michigan penitentiary. In 50 minutes packed with all the elements of a movie thriller, five robbers and a rapist gained access to the prison roof and in the action that followed a guard was shot dead, a prison yard football game hurriedly called off, and all six felons captured. Presumably timing their well- iigineered plat to coincide with the football game—a part of the prison's Sabbath recreation program—the six overpowered two guards and a prison officer in a stealthy maneuver to flee over the walls. By the time five had clambered down a crude ladder of rope and pipe, the alarm .was sounded and the prison exercise lot, where 3,000 convicts watched the game, had been ordered cleared. , Three of the fleeing felons—• Sam Sawaya, 26, and George Bodie, 28, robbers, and Malcolm Stokes, rapist—dashed into a guard's car. Chief Guard Inspector Fred Boucher, 54, tried to stop them, and was killed by a shotgun blast. « A second shot went wild, and Mrs. Dorothy Roberts of .Kalamazoo, visitor at the prison; was 'struck in the face by a pellet. She was only slightly hurt. ,. - 'Prison officials said- the shotgun was that taken from Russell Day, roof tower guard whom the six overpowered after gaining the roof by tricking him into believing his relief guard was on hand. The three, in the car belonging to Day, sped off, leaving their fellow-conspirators behind. A chase of a mile and a half ended with their surrender afiter Deputy Warden Glenn Carpenter's revolver shot tore open a tire on the fugitives' machine. Meanwhile, guards captured Paul Lawman, 33, and John L,. Sullivan, .35, 'both. serving rob- ibery terms, near the prison wall, and Leo Thifault, 24, also a robber, fell oaptive as he hid .behind a cupola on the roof. he was "about as good as new." Mesdames Ralph Sheldon, Hen- There still were signs of exhaus- jry Kronlein, Clarence Dittmer, tion and dehydration, but Dr. i Otto Nelson, Harold Hill, God- Davis said his temperature had dropped from 102 degrees Saturday to normal. frey Hallberg, Reyn- BOMBAY—British vokes "emergency viceroy m- measures" after many provincial governments resign in protest against failure to get independence talks. Rev. Clark Speaker for Armistice Day Rev. Pau,l Haskell Clark has been secured as principal speaker for the Armistice day program, it has been announced by Wilfrid Hocking!, dhairman of the speakers' committee. The observance, commencing with a parade at 1:30 p. m., will wind up at the courthouse with Rev. Clark's address. Allied Veterans' council is sponsoring the program. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally <ajr, slightly colder in southeast portion tonight; Tuesday fair, followed by increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair and slightly colder tonight, lowest temperature about .freezing; Tuesday fair, followed by Increasing cloudiness, slightly warmer; moderate west to southwest winds. The sun sets today at 5:20 and rises Tuesday at 7:12. The moon rises Tuesday morning a' 2:49 a. m. • Temperature at const guard statlor ' for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 40, minimum 40. jusiness establishments in country, has been secured the as speaker. Mr. Gehring, who matriculated at Catholic university in Washington, D. C., has been ein- ployed in practically every job or position found in retail busi- ,iess. He began as a lowly "cash 3oy" and advanced upwards step by step to store managership. In addition to store managing, Mr. Gehring has had wide experience in merchandising, per- lonnel work, superintendence, analysis, investigation and installation of improved store system, store planning, budgeting, stock control of systems and em- Herman olds, Carl Altrock. , Second ward, first precinct: At Bruce's Winslow grade Mesdames J - w - Baltzer, George school, his exploits were the Hillman, Robert Farrier, Wilmain topic of conversation. Fel- j^ur Moystner, Robert Cook, low pupils had expected to .see | Charles Egan, L. E. Blodgett, ployee conferences. With such varied experience, Mr. Gehring feels he has a knowledge of personal problems of employees and so can offer advice advantageously to the enterprise. Interest shown to date in the school has been keen. The course in open to merchants, salespeople and others in Scottvillc, Custer, Fountain and other points in addition to Ludington. Rejgiistoation f|i;e for the six weeks' course is $1. 'All desiring to take the course who have not yet registered are urged to be present at Ludington high school at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. ARCHER BAGS BUCK ATLAS, Nov! 6.—(/P)—Melton Grumley of Atlas claimed the first success of the Michigan bow-and-arrow deer hunting season Sunday. Grumley re- County Ministerial Asso'cia- tion Will Sponsor Event at Emanuel Lutheran Church Following a custom of recent years, a community Thanksgiving service will be held in Ludington Wednesday evening, Nov. 22. Decision to sponsor the service again this year was made this morning at a regular meeting of the Mason County Ministerial association, held at the home of Rev. J. A. Landin, 216 East Danaher street. This year's c o m m unit y Thanksgiving service, it was decided, will be held at Emanuel Lutheran church, with Rev. Landin pastor of that church, in charge. Music will be furnished by Emanuel Lutheran choir. Sermon will be delivered by Rev. C. E. Pollock, pastor of First Methodist church. The free-will offering taken at the service, it was decided, will be contributed this year to the building fund of the Mason County Hospital association. Rev. Erling Edwardsen, president of the ministerial group, said further information regard- ing'the service will be announced in detail later. Rev. William Helrigel, superintendent of the Grand Traverse district of the Methodist church him bck in class today but Dr. Davis said he .should remain at the hospital until Tuesday just to insure full recovery. Supervisor Fred Merkle of Sitgreaves National forest and ether forest officials began to worry about collecting $4,000 advanced for food and equipment during the search. At the height of the hunt cost of feeding the posse alone was estimated at $600 per day. In addition, Navajo I county advanced more than $100 in chartering a plane to bring oloodhounds from New Mexico state prison at Santa Fe. Lloyd Barnett, Paul H. Clark, Eric Johnson, Harold Gibbs, Helen Wright and Miss Eileen (Please turn to Page 6, Column 5) ported he bagged a 150-pound was guest speaker at this morn- buck near St. Helen. ing's meeting of the association. Three Children Perish in Fire YOUNGSTOWN, O., Nov. 6.— </P)—A grief-stricken young couple watched protectively over their only surviving child today after their other three children RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6.—(/P) —^State and city police and F. B. I. agents combed the highways of Virginia and adjoining states today for eight federal prisoners who pounded a hole through the wall of Henrico county jail Sunday night and slid to freedom down a "rope' fashioned from blankets. Seven of the prisoners were among 15 who escaped from a department of justice bus near Fredericksburg last July while being taken from the federal penitentiary in Atlanta to Lewisburg, Pa.' They were recaptured recently and. brought here for trial in federal court next Wednesday. The eighth man to escape, was listed as James Gibson of NEW YORK, Nov. 6.—(/P)—The United States Lines, banned by the neutrality act from European belligerent ports was reported today ready to apply to the maritime commission to transfer nine of its eleven trans- Atlantic vessels to Panama registry. Published reports said this step was planned so the U. S. Lines could retain a foothold in. the European trade under a foreign flag until it became possible to resume its normal American flag services to the now prohibited ports. It was said that under present shipping laws the maritime corn- perished in a fire which destroyed their home at the edge of Youngstown. .. _ Arthur Waites, 26, and his j mission could grant permission wife, 23, managed to grab up I to transfer the registry of the their three-year-old son, Raymond, and flee from their blazing home—a 150-year-old frame inn which had been converted .shipping. Panama is such a company's ships to the flag of another neutrality country that had not put restrictions on its into a two-family dwelling. Burned to death were Annette, 4, whose cries roused her parents early Sunday morning and apprised them of the fire; Arthur, Jr., two years old; and Gloria, aged six months. • Their bodies were .recovered from the ruins of the building. -x—»—»—*—» ELKS NOTICE! Change in Procedure! , Dinner at 7 p. m. Lodge at 7:45 p. in. Traverse City Officers and Lodge will be guests. Call Steward for Reservations. country. Although the ships could then, legally be operated from New York to European ports, it was believed likejy that crews of nationalities other than American would have to be hired. tV *-VM J.AtJVV*V* t*W u **p •••»»-'*•' ••— -~~ j Alexandria being held' on an I attack charge. •3C-—-X—-*—*—# E. A. Miller, Sec'y. * *—#—#—*—# CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject tq strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. It is the right ami du.ty 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.

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