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THE LUDINGTON VOLUME XLX, NO. 10. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 1939. YNEWS GANDH PRICE, THREE CENTS. Attempt Is Close Call INQUEST FIXES BLAME FOR CHILD'S DEATH Verdict Declares That Mrs. Joseph Masse Was Driving Auto at Time BEER HALL IS WRECKED BY SUDDEN BLAST Tremendous Police Power of Germany Combs Nation for Attempted Assassins (By Mclviii K. Whiteleather) BERLIN, Nov. 9.—(/P)—Adolf Hitler, safe behind the walls of his new chancellery in Berlin, today viewed photographs of ^he officially disclosed serious attempt to kill him since he assumed power In 1933. Meanwhile the Reich's tremendous police power combed the nation for perpetrators of Wednesday night's explosion in Munich Buergerbrau cellar which would have buried the fuehrer under nine feet of debris had he not left the "beer hall" putsch anniversary observance earlier than customary. The blast in the Buergerbrau hall, a .shrine of Nazidom, came a few minutes after Hitler had left to entrain for B-?rlin and killed seven of his veteran fol- ower.s and wounded 63 others, 29 of them seriously. The British .secret service and Jews were openly charged with j nual American Red Cross roll call an attempt on the fuehrer's life, j dinner, to be held at Gray hall I stand today and in previous in- but officials said so far there wa,s at 0:30 this evening. The dinner,, vestigation, disclaims know- no trace of pr-oons directly re-staged primarily lor all Mason ledge of the accident, sponslble for what " have county roll call workers, is in the ! The fatally injured child was been a long and carefully nature of a send-off for the an- ! the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. planned atempt." | nual membership campaign 1 Joseph Haynes, 212 East Melen- Huge Reward j which gets under way this Sat- i dy street. The original reward of 500,-' urday. " j This morning's inquest, at Ludington Lions and Rotary j which evidence in the case to clubs, who are lending their sup- i date was presented, opened at i port to the drive, are expected j 10 a. m. with Coroner George E. j MORE CANAL DEFENDERS ARRIVE A six-man coroner's jury brought in a verdict this noon declaring that Marlene Haynes, fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident in front of her home a week ago today, "died accidentally after being struck by a gray Plymouth car driven by Mrs. Joseph Masse." The accident, occurring about 5:40 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 2, has since been the abject of po- | lice investigation. Driver of the ' car, either not knowing of the ! accident or for other reasons, ' failed to stop and police had been checking evidence leading to the driver's evidence. j Disclaims Knowledge j This noon's coroner's verdict' places responsibility on Mrs. Masse, 1007 South Madison street. It states the child's death was accidental, as a result of an impact with a car Plans are complete for the an- ; driven by Mrs. Masse. Mrs. • - - Masse, both on the witness Gray Hall Evening Be Held This Put On Trial 000 marks ($200,000; for Information leading to seizure of the KUilty was increased today to 600,000 murks ($240,000) by an anonymous additional offer of 100.000 marks ($40.000). Nt-r.fc of the high v l<\ui ofiuAabs who accompanied Hitler to Munich for the annual celebration were reported among the killed or injured. The blast occurred just 11 minutes after Hitler had left the hall, officials said. HP finished delivering his .speech, in which he attacked Great Britain and asserted the war would go on. at 9:05 p. m i3:05 p. m. E. S. T.) and left at 9:10 p. m. The terrific explosion, which tore loose the rafters and felled a large column immediately be- <rk' turn to Page 10. Column 1) to attend in a body. Dorrell presiding. Examination . An interesting program, using 1 was by Prosecutor Eugene the Red Cross motif throughout, [ ohristmam Due to interest in will follow the dh.ncr. fe 'thf case, the courtroom was; Although the roll call drive well filled with spectators. ! cioc-s not .start until Saturday, Nine witnesses were sum- Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, cxecu- Imoned by Mr. Christman live secretary, Mason county! First to take the stand was chapter, announced Wednesday i Patrolman Norman Barber, po- I h rt f T M n IV-\I » 1* Q ff\1 ,<. vn f^iff^^f. rtF \ 1 ! f !•• _ _ . . .. . * . V. S. S. Chateau Thierry The United States troop transport Chateau Thiorry arrives at Miraflores locks, Panama canal, carrying the first detachim-nt of the fifth infantry division to reinforce the present garrison stationed at the canal. In all, 12,000 officers and men \vill be adc'ud to the defense personnel of the canal. Engel Says 'Half-Truths' Bund Leader Seeks Stay, Claiming He Cannot Get a Fair Trial ; NEW YORK, Nov. 9.-—(/P)— \ ! Fritz Kuhn, fuehrer of the Ger! man- American bund, goes on j i trial today on charges of cm- | | bczzlinp, $14,500 of bund funds, ! ; but he hoped for a last-minute I j .stay on grounds he could not i ! get a fair trial in New York. j Before the trial opening, As- isistant District Attorney Heri man J. McCarthy was scheduled .• to appear in an effort to show cause why a defense motion for i a postponement should not be i reargucd. Kuhn's counsel obi tained the show-cause order j late Wednesday after failing to j get a change of venue. j The defense attorneys, in ob| taining the order, .presented an' i affidavit in which Kuhn said, \ States has shown hostility to' ward Germany in the present i European conflict," and that "it : is common knowledge that the | present .sympathies in this com; munity preponderate in favor ! of the so-called Allies and j against Germany." i The "Deutscher Weckruf and j Beo'bachter," 'bund organ, had ; contended that District Attor- | ( turn to Page Id, Column 2) FRITZ KUHN EBTLST II Large Number of Friends and Associates Attend Services for Prominent Resident FUEL ADDED TO PROBLEMS OF ENGLAND Wizened Leader Rejects! Contention That India Must Achieve Unity First BOMBAY, ~Nov. 9.—(/P)^—A strongly worded demand for India's political freedom, 'delivered by Mohandas K. Gandhi, added new fuel today to the fire of Indian unrest which Britain has been trying to subdue pending the end of the European war. Rejecting the Bhitish con- ten Won that India must achieve unity before acquiring dominion status, the wizened, 70-year-old Hindu Nationalist leader declared at Wardha that only through "freedom from bondage" can his people solve their internal problems. "9nce a declaration to free India, not in easy stages but at once, is made," Gandhi said, "an interim solution will be found easy. The protection of .the rights of minorities will jthen become simple." ! He added that "if the time has not yet come for acceptance of the fundamental truth, I would suggest that a further effort to reach a solu- j lion be suspended." I The utteralnce brought no 'immediate reply from the British viceroy, Lord Linlith- ffow, who had announced Sunday that he would continue Funeral services for Robert L. hhf efforts to reconcile differ! earns, prominent Ludmgton inn P.P., hPt.»«« Gandhi's domin- ancl businessman, were from the Stearns home on n Lake.sliorc drive at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. The home was crowded with in the neighborhood of 2nn i 1,1 ' 4.1, Congress party, held | the Moslem league and the In"" dian princes. Linlithgow has been seeking to reform Indian governments in six provinces friend* and n«-nrintW~ mnnv'nf I m 'P rotests against Britain's whlm^Sfo^^dtteSJ^ to' PreS6 - nt - refu ? al to consWer de pay tribute to the Mr. Stearns. memory of _ _ i •..**.. -J V 1_. I J. A 1 i > J . fii'P ' The impressive services, char- oUH Eu-,t,emecl by simplicity, were in 10, WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.—(/I 1 ) pertaining to the Lusitania (R. disaster and the sending out of al of na lf truths did more than any to- sone thing to build up war that the Four Square Circle oflljce officer on duty at the city !— Representative Engcl Community church has already : police station when a call came iMich), who opposed r'epea' taken out its membership, thus!in telling of the accident Mr i tne arms embargo, asserted „„becoming first in the county. :Barber 'briefly related details' dav that Americans were being A few other workers, not in-(of the notice and of the pre- lt; ? ld "naif truths" in a situa- -~ .._„_. ., - - eluded in the two lists previously iliminary investigation made byi tion paralleling stops that led "Twenty-two American srrps i bureau opened its 20th annual published, were announced by him a few minutes later at the i to tne United States entering j were stopped by the British ; meeting here today with a de- psychology in this country," the congressman asserted. Neutrality'Urged and 'Chicago Egg Racket' Condemned by Members EAST LANSING, Nov. 9.— (IP) --The Michigan State Farm mands for dominion status. The viceroy disclosed he had offered cabinet posts to.'merh- — » y .unpncity, were in bu" had^VW^Wf 8 ''' :har 8 e-- 0 f- Rev.-Paul Haskcll *^ nrbsent ^tfefnl fri4r" :iark of Community church. ™Le P tSSto ^S^Su^ $~ Mrs. Schumacher. They are: West Fourth ward: Mrs. Robert Hamilton. Edon township: Bert Barton, chairman; Mesdamcs Laura Peterson, Hazel Stewart, Armen . Stovesand and Grace Appleton. | scene of the accident. Dr. L. J. Goulet testified as to nature and extent (1'Ioaso turn to I'age 9, and French, from Sect. 1 to ! niancl for American neutrality GRAND RAPIDS, Nov. 9.— (&, - Western Michigan citizens offered the liquor control commission numerous suggestions regarding its enforcement activities at a public hearing here Wednesday night. Harry Burman, of Muskegon, asserted that minors constituted the -biggest problem and that "if we can keep them out of drinking places we can settle the problem for everyone." W. H. Wilcox, of Muskegon, suggested that dance halls be counties" to'bear'a heaVleiTsharc kept separate from taverns "so -* A1 '-that the young people may II RELIEF Flint j ceded had a Mason County Listed' with Mn Betweens'; Five Do Not Contribute at All LANSING, Nov. 9.—(/P)—The social welfare department today compiled the first full information on the amount of local funds 83 Michigan counties contributed to general relief in the last fiscal year—giving the social welfare commission ammunition for its campaign to force the dance without 'being obliged to patronize the taverns." Herman Hoogerhyde, of Grand Rapids, secretary of the morals committee of the Christian Reformed church, urged that drinking places toe closed Sunday and that there was no reason for the 2 a. m. closing time. Others countered that this would encourage illegitimate places. Mrs. Millie Powell, of Grand Rapids, state secretary of the Women's Christian Temperance union, commented that "we must face the fact that the state is in the liquor business and try to find the best solution for all the problems." ,._*_*-*-* •- *-•*-•*—*--* I * I * * * * * * LIFE T MAGAZINE t $3.50 Per Yeah | Tomorrow, Nov. 10, is last * day for this special rate. , Subscriptions taken for all magazines. * BUCK'S BOOK HOUSE 210 North Lewis St. Tel. 780 * #-#-# The compilation showed that the counties as a whole- contributed 37 percent of the total welfare cost of $27,149,0gl. Five counties did not contribute a cent, the report showed; 33 counties contributed less than 10 percent; and 19. provided more than the 25 percent which the commission recently said was a minimum fair share of .the burden. The report said that Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Missaukee and Montmorency did not contribute to the relief coffers Among the counties which contributed less than 10 percent and their provisions were: Manistee, 9.1; Muskegon, 6.6. The counties credited with being above the minimum included: Kent, 29.5; Marquette, 57.3; Newaygo, 34.6 and Wayne, 53.3. The counties listed included "Mason 22.7 and Oceana, 18.5. Work Is Taken over by New Ma?on County Welfare Commission One long-time Mason county governmental group, the county poor commission, officially went out of business Wednesday, having been eliminated in a consolidation brought about by the new state welfare re-organization act. The present commission, composed of John Conrad, Perry Gamertsfelder and Peter Madison, secretary, was officially through Oct 31 its duties being- taken over effective Nov. 1 by the recently created Mason county welfare commission. However, to authorize October bills and wind up its business, as its last official act the commission met with its successor, the new welfare board, at the county farm in Amber township Wednesday afternoon. Taking over administration of the county farm, as provided in the new law, the welfare board voted to retain the services of John Eckland, county farm superintendent. The new welfare board, composed of Fred Campbell, Gus VonGlahn an,d Peter Madison, secretary, was in session at the courthouse again today. It will take over its full duties under the new law, which include responsibility for administration of di- testified as! He compared the capture by Oct - 31 - carsoes and men re-! in ,, th , e European war and an ent of the I Germany of the American ship mo y cdt and not one, word of :, at1fack on certain labor unions ^column 3> City of Flint subsequently prot ? st rrom th ? state depart- before ]t for a vote ~ . turned loose by Norway" with l men v, he said in comment on; The policy-making resolu- PP dill l the sinking of the Lusitania by l „ Eur ?P e an war. jtions committee .submitted : a I %H. l& I I I 111 I /^ n ^*^. ^ • * n 4 f - ~ -m-^ .. . ^ HO QDiri r n i c 1 -uroc- *m r-4 1,, »i: c i'nc"f\ Tut-in*-, ii.l-.;™!™. j _ „_ i -» ji • „ - jtions committee .submitted :a Germany in 1915." Both, he r ,,.* c L sa j c! tnis . was vastly dif- resolution^ which declared that said, carried munitions or con- j traband of war. Engel, in remarks publication in the next week's , U re final issue of the Concession--! "A»-iin |al record for the special ' A ° am 'ass-, -Mi, •&&..- are ips:%r ^ u ss ri ^ ir^rja? ™ t " i -"" s of the i "war profits are 'blood money' "it is con- | We urge that the executive of contra- !and legislative branches of our j band and was subject to seiz- 'national government adopt and ••«( I pursue such policies in "inter„„„ ... ... -- we are being made i national relationships as shall ni-p : e victim s of a system of pro- i preserve the neutrality of this by simplicity, were in en Clark of Community church. Burial was in the family vault in Lake view cemetery. Pallbearers were J. E. Butler of Stearns. Ky.; H. F. Kin"-, K B. Matthews, E. C. Hardy of Manistee, A. W. Church and Dr H. B. Hoffman. Aiuong the many persons from out of the city were: Mrs. John W. Gary, Glencoe, 111.; Mrs. E. E. Barthell Sr., BERGEN, Norway, Nov 9 Npl U n,°W I1L;TMrs - J - H - Baird, U/P)—The United States Ereigh- New Oilcans, La.; Mr. and Mrs. I ter City of Flint, which was i'. U Eolmg, Lansing; Mrs. j captured as a war orize by Hamihon Daughaday, Winnet- Germany and then" released by ka, ill.; Mrs. Benjamin S. Han- Norway, started to unload her ' " "' " cargo today in preparation for returning directly to America. Captain Joseph Gainard said the vessel would carry only ballast on the return voyage. Thus she would travel from chett and Gerald Hanchett, Grand Rapids. •Mr. and Mrs. William H Wilson, Grand Rapids; Mr and Mrs. E. E. Barthell Jr., Winnetka, 111.; Gary Barthell, Evanston, 111.; Miss Frances L wynns, Winnetka; Mrs. Ella "The failure of the'govern-|be to build me lauure 01 tne govern- j De to build up another war! A comnanion resolution ,^77 mont to publish the full facts .psychology," Engcl charged* 'ed for a'"s rr?no 1G '?^? '?", C l ! : j B. Anderson, Sault Ste. Marie (Ileiiie turn to l'a«e 10, Column 2) Tell Dramatic Story of How Tug Sank In Lake ROGERS CITY, Nov. 9.—-(/P) —Two survivors from the Tug Badger State, which foundered in a Lake Michigan storm off South Fox Island Wednesday, started for home today after 'being put ashore here "by Rescue Freighter Carl ley. John Oling, 55, of Chicago, captain of the tug, drowned when the tug sank as it was being towed by the Bradley. Those rescued were , eel , for a strong national cle- ilense against foreign invasion. Another resolution prepared I for the bureau's consideration charged "certain leaders of ! labor unions with operating a racket that victimized Michigan egg producers. "These la- ippr leaders have issued the ul- !K m \ atum to ' chi cago jobbers jthat all Michigan eggs which ''She was taking tolue water in nave already been candled and over the bow and we knew she graded under federal grades was leaking badly bolow," hei and sealed at point of origin o i-i i /-] *< /"t -^ — -TI ti__ ri i » » > TV1 11 VT V^f\ ni-i j-!*-, r* -] _ ._ j .C* so-called /'in-between" j rect relief, effective Dec. 1. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Rain tonipht or by Friday; warmer tonight. Colder in central and west portions Friday afternoon. Detroit and Vicinity: Bain tonight or by Friday; warmer tonight; incmis- Ing southerly winds, becoming fresh to pos.sltaly strong by Friday. The sun sets today at 5:17 and rises NEVER CAN TELL KOKOMO, Ind., Nov. 9.—(/P) -A Kokomo shopkeeper read about President Roosevelt's moving Thanksgiving day back a week. Getting ready for the Yuletide rush, he put this sign in his ^So^o^opping now. Who'^S^ 16 ' ^'"" ri -™^ -*—,* — #—#—#•-#—•# Christmas." . kllOWS, tomorrow mav " hp Temperature at coixfit guard station ro1 ' 24 ..»°»': s . enclll HV .at ^ a. m.: Neville, engineer, and said.."Cap finally said 'we ,bet-| must be opened and recandled ter get out of here.' I saw she at . destination," the" document was going under and made a! saicl - , Tni s, it said, handi- ;ere by the dive for a life raft we had for- j ca PPed Michigan in competing arl D. Brad-I ward of the pilot house and mi°"= tlle e ^ market by raising another minute the raft floated! 1 cs ' Tt continued: off and I was in the water. Cap- ! " We consider this arbitrary tain Oling made a dash for the| aot , on the ,part of the unions life 'boat when he left me but!}? be a racket and an obstruc- 'tion to legitimate trade" The resolution demanded that fed- r\ >Ti 1 n * i i 1- .-..,; j. j,. „ - - he never mode it chVis 3STo Settlement Nelson, deck hand. (Ming's body was .brought ashore when the Bradley docked late Wednesday. Neville and Nelson told of the dramatic rescue, accomplished, .., in heavy seas churned up bv a I settlement in sight, ,<r\.__:i_ ;___i * * >TOrlr»i»<^1 i-vi n r-1 i n *- ^,t, f . Seen in Dispute DETROIT, Nov., 9.— <A J )— With no indication of an immediate [ oral authorities order unions t° keep hands off farmers" and the distribution of their | products. 40-mile wind. federal mediators state and doggedly 'We were doin" all rio-hl- unfil i contiuued today in tncir oui-fuel line. SS-gec " Ne lie K° Solve the P rolon K ed contract said, "and then we> ' 'began to ± P " te ' bet «; e f, n C1 V^ lerT T ?, or take in a good deal of " water, ffiSi^Wnrf-Pr, 010 nitCd Our Wise pump managed to Aulomo ^le Workeis. just about keep even with wa- i Governor Luren D. Dickinson, ter coming in, but it was a re-! in response to an appeal for lief to have the Bradley take j personal intervention, said the US 111 to W ftt.F) t.P n H m i n i ef vn f i nn IITI v r\ ni->-» n"Finally I told the .better have .„_ „ take us off. I looked 'back to- I would take no further part be- Stabbed Chum over Watch and Then Blamed Crime on Bandits DETROIT, Nov. <).— (/p.j—A 14- year-old high school boy was held today after police said he confessed killing a chum in an argument over a dollar watch. Chief Floyd M. Crichton of the Suburban Lincoln Park police announced that the boy, George McClelland, had admitted stubbin" 1 Howard Rucker, 17- year-old Oiling station em- ploye, Tuesday night, then arranging it to look as though Rucker had been killed 'by robbers. Breaking down day of questionin one neutral port to another without cargo in an attempt to avoid entanglement with warships of the belligerents on the lookout for countraband. The City of Flint was bound for England when the German Pocket Battleship Deutschland seized her Oct. 9 and put a German prize crew aboard. Niles Asks Court Order Against State after a long the boy tearfully related details of the ijtuuicy tuft.t; ' v . ••";--—•, «««•« ^»^ ouuiie was arrested aitpr Rqho state administration was doing Watt 20 reported that he h ri .he captain we^he best, we can" to bring-about narrowly avoided setting off the the Bradley! a settlement, and intimated he RU n Tuesday, Conservation Of• Q^ ,w«,.i- t« wniilrl tnlrp rin tiirHior i-iavt Ko_ f: ., J _.. " 1JV "- "" K*UII vyi Man Is Arrested for Setting Trap WPIITE CLOUD, Nov. 9 — (/p) \ affair Wednesday night. Chief —Melvin R. Stone, 62, awaited' Crichton said. Earlier he had arra-ignmcnt in circuit court i 8'iven a detailed account of how here today on a charge of having set a 12-guage shotgun and a wire to release the trigger in a deer runway in Lily township. n cevs Alger Cline and Of Plmer r wards the stern and it was just iy°»cl suporting the state labor Thompson said thev arresrpd o going under. I made a dive for i board in its activities. the small boat on deck and as I! It was at the governor's in- slashed the lashing- she floated j sistence that the board entered off. I got hold of the line; the negotiations last week. Ar- thrown from the Bradley andithur E. Raab, board chairman, after a number of attempts has combined his mediation ef- they got nle on board." forts with those of James F. i ^^^ ^-«v-.** LJI^AV\ uii^ y CAlltQl/Cvl Stone when he came' to reload the, gun after the officers had discharged it. ' The officers said Stone told them he had had the gun in position for two weeks, but had killed no deer. A wire, attached mum -11, minimum 33. RIII tlOll XT 1 1.11 it i i i v"--*-" — • .»-+•».• -* ** v \,tw.'v 1 . i-l >Y Al 17 . Wt I. til, 11C LI : Maxi- Nelson told of the tus's final Dfi\vey, ace conciliator for the to the trigger through a pulley moments on the surface. U. S. department of labor. ran across the runwav robbers entered the station, killed Rucker and knocked him unconscious as he tried to defend his fallen chum. Minute descriptions which he gave of two men set police in two states to watching for them. Chief Crichton said the boy told of rearranging- things in the filling station after the stabbing, to make it look as though his make-'believe bandits had hastily fled from the place. He scattered coins over trie flqor, cleaned the knife, and prepared his story, evidently drawing heavily on pulp magazine material which he liked to read, Crichton said. LANSING, Nov. 9.— (ff)~ Circuit Judge Leland w. Carr today had under consideration the suit of the City of Niles to restrain the State Stream Control commission from enforcing its order that the city must build a sewage disposal plant on the St. Joseph river. The state and the city completed their arguments Wednesday afternoon, after Assistant Attorney General Thomas Kenney had spent most of the day submitting defense evidence Casper Grathwohl, Niles city attorney, told the court in his .summation that "the city would not be in court today if the state had kept faith with the city, if the state had compelled the cities of South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart (in Indiana) to cease polluting the river, Niles would have done likewise." 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. 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