The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on November 10, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 1 LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. SCORE NJURE n ^ % ^ N ^ xylN _^ lg ^^^^x^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^'^^-^ w ^^^^***^ — — — — — — — — — — — vv vvvv — — Netherlands, Belgium INCIDENTS ON BORDER ADDS TO TENSION Guards Increased and Lowlands Near Germany Are Being Flooded^by Army AMSTERDAM, NOV. 10.— (/P) —The lowland countries took swift, mysterious defense measures today, Netherlander standing guard on their newly- Hooded "water line" of protection and Belgian soldiers digging new trenches in the east. A strange shooting incident on the Netherlands side of the Germany frontier near Venloo was followed by withdrawal of all Netherlands regular army leaves, placing of guards around * Hitler's Picture Target Of Attack On Window BERLIN, Nov. 10.— (/P)— A at home and aibroad for clues large plate glass window in the that might fix the iblame for store of Heinrich Hoffmann, the 'blast which missed the personal photographer to -Adolf fuehrer by only 11 minutes STRIKE IDLE REFUSED Nazi Police Seek Clues in Bombed Beer Hall Hitler, was smashed today by a missile apparently aimed at a huge picture of the firehrer. Hoffmann returned Thursday from Munich, where he attended the celebration of the 1923 putsch anniversary and narrowly escaped being caught in the 'blast which wrecked the historic Buergerbrau cellar. Meanwhile, police dug piece by piece through debris nine feet deep searching for telltale fingerprints and metal scraps in the wrecked Nazi shrine and held an undisclosed number of persons, at least on suspicion. Authorities were convinced I that experts set the time bomb intended for Hitler. I Monsignor Cesare Qrsenigo, j Papal nuncio in Berlin, visited the fuehrer, meanwhile, to ex- Wednesday night. Germans who heard a broadcast of the fuehrer's address at the ,beer hall celebration of the 1923 Nazi putsch were asked to report any radio listeners who might have commented, "Nothing happened," or who asked, "Why did the fuehrer speak so He spoke for 58 min- ROLL CULL press the felicitations of Pope Pius XII on his escape. Officials canvassed the whole nation for information that might lead to the assassins who set off the explosion in which killed and 63 jured. Nazi suspicions turned toward the British secret service and Jews, but searchers hunted public buildings, inundation* of water defense areas and stringent regulation of transportation. Reports of the border incident varied, one saying two persons were killed, another that only one was wounded. Both agreed several persons had been carried into Germany after the shooting. Witnesses at the Venloo customs station said a German automobile stopped at the border, and that its occupants walked into the Netherlands and engaged in a gimbattle with occupants of a Netherlands car. Several persons from the latter machine then were carried into Germany, they .said. Venloo is near the neck ,,of, T.^T D i,K.- Maoatjrich* . ."aiM^mVx. 1 1 Parade «u 1:30 P. which loops southward between Germany and Belgium. It is opposite the German munitions center of Essen. The government began flood*•«»• low sections through the Annual Event Is Held at Gray Hall on Thursday Evening Over 200 persons attended the twenty-third annual roll call dinner of the Mason county six men and a woman were I Chapter, American Red Cross, ' other .persons in-I held at Gray hall Thursday evening. Slogan of the organization this year is "Keep Your Red Cross Ready." The dinner, presided over by Rev. J. A. Landin, is held annually, a day or two previous to the start of the membership Unemployment Compensation Group Votes, Three to One, Against Helping Workers DETROIT, Nov. 10.— (ff>)~ The Michigan Unemployment Compensation commission a n - nounced today it would deny benefits to idle employes of Chrysler corporation claiming aid because of the current labor dispute in the corporation's plants. The commission members voted three to one against ruling the idle Chrysler workers eligible for benefits. The only dissenting vote was that of Commissioner John Reid, secretary of the Michigan Federation of Labor, who said he believed the only Chrysler employes who should toe denied benefits were the 22,000 workers in the Dodge main plant where the corporation charged that a "slow-down" started the dispute. Voting to deny benefits were Commissioners Harry A. McDonald, James C. McCabe and Dr. Robert M. Ashley. Affected by the ruling are some 55,400 Chrysler workers RED MEETING IS BROKEN UP BY HUGE MOB Members of Veterans and Patriotic Groups in Attack on Communists German scklicrs, storm troopers and Nazi secret police swarm into the wrecked interior of the Uuergebrau beer hall in Munich, Germany, seeking clues which may lead to the conspirators who placed and set off a time bomb in the attic of the Nazi meeting place. lieichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler and other Nazi bigwigs had left the hall only a short time before the bomb exploded, killing seven when the ceiling broke and fell.Note shattered ceiling in photo above. drive. Invocation was given by I some of w i lom have been idle Rev. C. E. Pollock. A large cross of red carnations, donated by Gregory & Son, graced the table. for more than four weeks as corporation officials and leaders of the CIO United Automo- Following dinner an interest• ' program bile Workers have attempted to negotiate a new contract to Mayor Proclaims Armistice Day .v.. center of the country, including a wide strip in Utrecht province and another extending eastward between the Maas and Waal rivers. Residents of "water line" villages were removed. After a cabinet meeting which lasted until early today, the high command ordered the removal from numerous martial law areas of all ships undesirable for defense purposes. M. wa:. Start Annual Ceremonies on Saturday Plans are virtually complete for the Armistice day observance siicceed one that expired 30. Sept. i to be staged in Ludington Saturday afternoon, it was announced this morning by Lester Blodgett, marshal of the day, and Wilfrid Hocking, chairman or the program committee. As in other years, the ceremonies will open with a parade, Armistice Day Program 1:30 p. m.—Parade 2:00 p. m.—Armistice day services at courthouse lawn. Rev. Paul Haskell Clark, principal speaker. DETROIT, Nov. lice and juvenile -. authorities pondered today as to what action should be taken against George McClelland, a 14-year- old high school student who stabbed his friend to death during a quarrel. , Assistant Prosecutor Richard E. Lamb of Suburban Lincoln Park said he would ask a manslaughter warrent if Juvenile court would waive jurisdiction, but there was doubt that such could be done unless it were proven the boy was over 15- years-old. ,, White and shaken, the youth, George McClelland, remained in the juvenile detention home while authorities made a thorough investigation of his background. His story of how he had quarrelled Tuesday night with Howard Rucker, 17-year- old filling station employe, and stabbed him to death with a hunting knife had been duly set down in police records. Neighbors and high school teachers rushed to George's defense in shocked amazement when news of his confession reached them. Prof. Earl Carr, principal of the Lincoln Park high school which he attended, said he had been one of the leaders in the school, always receiving high marks and never punished for misbehavior. MINOR ACCIDENT One automobile accident was reported by city police this morning. According to police records, at 9:40 p. m. Thursday an automobile driven by Earl Larsen, 510 Fifth street, crashed into a car parked on the east side of Washington avenue near Filer street. Larsen, police stateflr, was going north at the time of the accident. The parked car, it was learned, is owned by Mrs. W. T. VanDyke. Damage to both automobiles was nominal. which will start at 1:30 p. m. at the corner of James and Dowland streets. All units and others who plan on participating are urged by Mr. Blodgett to be at the starting point at 1:15 p. m. so that the parade can begin moving on schedule. Line of march will be up James street to Ludington avenue and east on Ludington avenue to the Mason county courthouse where an appropriate program arranged by Mr. Hocking will be intr and "appropriate wrs staged. •t'An unusual Red Cross style Mm . Q tnan 15^00 employes-or*' show was put on by a group of i the Briggs Manufacturing coin- presented. It is expected the Ludington high school band will be present to play a few selections. Speaker of the day will be Rev. Paul Haskell Clark. In case of rain the program will be held in the courtroom at the courthouse, Mr. Hocking announced. The program is being sponsored by the Allied Veterans' council. Pontiac Officers KickedjOff Force PONTIAC, Nov. Sergt. Joseph Palace and Detective Ferdinand Snyder were expelled from the Pontiac police department by the police trial 'board Thursday night just a few hours after they had been cleared of criminal charges of accepting hold-up loot. The trial board termed their removal a "regrettable necessity" in view of their long service, but said it took the action to preserve the confidence of the people in the police department." Palace and Snyder had served on the force for 19 and 17 years, respectively. The board cited them for three violations—(receiving a bribe, accepting- a reward or gift without consent of their chief, and neglecting to turn ove,r (property from persons arrested. Earlier in the dayi Municipal Judge Milton Cooneyi had refused to hind the men for court trial on the ground that evidence failed to prove they had ladies who modeled the many uniforms used in different branches of Red Cross service. Style show 'was directed by Mrs. Joseph Buck, who also read the script. Models were Wresdames Gilmore Winn, Clay Olmstead Jr., Arthur Cross, Eugene Richardson, Ralph Hiller, Ivar Gustafson, Reginald Chadwick, Misses Lillian Kupper and Evelyn Lunde. Mrs. John Keene, exemplified the American Red Cross as the "Greatest Mother." A report of work accomplished by the Mason county chapter was given by Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, executive secretary, Mason county chapter. The report was comprehensive, covering home services, civilian relief and other chapter activities. Braille transcribing for the blind, one of the activities of the chapter, was the subject of an interesting talk by Mrs. Ralph Sheldon, head of the Braille committee. Principal speaker at the dinner was Richard Swigart of St. Louis, Mo., American Red Cross field representative for the State of Michigan. Mr. Swigart spoke on the Red Cross not only as a national, but also as an international organization, telling of its innumerable activities and helps to humanity. The 1940 "roll call was read by Co-Chairman W. S. Vivian and H. N. Willoughby. Instructions for the drive and other related details were mentioned. Following benediction by Rev. Russell King, of the Scottville Methodist church, the assemblage sang two songs, led by A. R. Vestling and accompanied on the piano by George O. Kribs. SEARCH FOR COUPLE pany, thrown out of employment because of the shutdown of Chrysler plants on which operation of some Briggs plants depend, have been ruled eligible for compensation, as not being involved in the dispute. Patterson 'Denies Quarrel with Wife MT. CLEMENS, Nov. 10.—(/P) —Herbert F. Patterson. 46- year-old automotive designing engineers, denied from the witness stand Thursday night that he had quarreled with his wife, Farrell, who was found stabbed in their suburban St. Clair Shores home Oct. 26. After Patterson had told his Adoption of Resolutions and Election of Directors Faces State Convention EAST LANSINGrNov. -10.—(/P) —Delegates to the convention of the Michigan State Farm Bureau attended their annual busincs.s session here today, with the adoption of a host of resolutions and the election of directors facing them. Resolutions recommended by the resolutions committee were , highlighted by a demand that existing agricultural extension services be given the adminis- I tration of various federal and .state agricultural programs. The resolution would condemn "developing a multiplicity of local agents and representatives" to administer the programs, as costly and inefficient. A resolution presented from the floor and not recommended by the committee would limit di- story, Prosecutor Ivan A. Johnston asked that the inquest into Mrs. be recessed said final Patterson's death without date, he expected to call the witness, Dr. Le Moyne Snyder, medico-legal expert of police, early next the state week. Speaking in a flat, sometimes hesitant voice, Patterson traced his movements of the rectors of the bureau to not more than two terms. Another, which received official endorsement, He demanded an investigation of "why the state potato grading j laws are not enforced in retail I markets." The delegates Thursday night heard William V. Dennis, professor of rural sociology at Pennsylvania State college, suggest that farmer co-operatives were over- day of the Bert Will, crime for presiding Coroner officer, and a jury of three housewives i income. emphasizing their desire to influence legislation and increase and three unemployed men. International at-a-Glance Prof. Dennis traced a parallel between the rise of "pressure groups" in this nation and "organizations for power" in Europe. The latter, he said, paved the way for totalitarian government by factions. CALUMET, Harbor Nov. coast 10.— (IP) — guardsmen for Mr. today began a Mrs. Fred Perry, of Marquette, who left their home Nov. 3 for a 10-day trip to Isle Royale in a 17- foot yawl Sea Wren. A radio message from Isle Royal Thursday night reported they had not arrived there. accepted the money for slon of duty. omis- WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Local snow and much colder tonight; Saturday generally fair and continued cold, with colder in east and south portions; moderate cold wave for most of state Saturday evening. Detroit and Vicinity: Local snows and much colder tonight; Saturday fair and colder; strong west to northwest winds. The sun sets today at 5:16 and rises Saturday at 7:18. The moon rises Saturday morning at 7:30. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.: Maximum 50, minimum 34, i (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) I Passenger Plane AMSTERDAM — Army leaves cancelled; country's central section flooded; shooting incident *B^ Downed by Japs occurs on Netherlands-German j frontier, BERLIN — Missile apparently aimed at Hitler's picture smashes window while authorities investigate Munigh beer cellar explosion; activity~increases on Western front. PARIS—French estimate Germans concentrate 100 divisions between Rhine and Moselle. VATICAN CITY—Pope Pius XII says renunciation of "cult of force" is prerequisite to peace. Youngster Shot by Youthful Hunter PORT HURON, Nov. 10.—(/P) —Nine-year-old Alvin Weiss was shot to death Thursday as he and his brother approached a third boy who was waiting, gun in hand, to go hunting. Undersherlff David R. Hanson quoted Herman Sparks, Jr., 11, as saying he pointed a 12- guage shotgun at Alvin and playfully called "put up your hands." The gun discharged and the shot struck the Weiss boy near the 'heart. Henry Weiss, 5, brother of Alvin, was the third member of the trio. HONGKONG, Nov. 10.—(/P)— Passengers of the British Airliner Dardanus, brought here from Canton today by an American naval vessel, said five Japanese planes staged a 20- minute attack at close range on their ship and continued to fire machine-gun bullets into it even as the pilots landed it. 4 Japanese officials said the plane was forced down Tuesday at Waichow island because it flew too low over a prohibited area en route from Hongkong to Hanoi, French Indo-China. The three passengers, one .of them O. Cuevas, Puerto Rican employe of the Intel-continent corporation of New York, said the report the plane was forced down was a "masterpiece of understatement." Kenneth C. Krentz, United States consul at Canton, protested to the Japanese consul there against endangering the life of an American passenger. The other pasengers were a Norwegian and an Iranian. ' Only one manufacturer attained what was considered big volume in 1900. That was Oldsmobile, which produced 400 cars in that year. Whereas, Armistice Day will be observed throughout this nation Saturday, Nov. 11, 1939, as a national holiday as well as mark the -signing of the Armistice which ceased hostilities in that world (Conflict; Whercafi, the penalties paid in dead and maimed in that war wen; dedicated for the purpose of ending that conflict; it was a duty ardently and determinedly performed; it was the glory of American arms, called in defense of an ideal, inat .shone forth on the battle fields overseas; The false idcalogie.s came afterward, and in their train came the dictator who ground down man's individual rights in other lands; but the glory that symbolizes America's greatness as a nation remains untarnished; the American who was "hurried into eternity in the springtime of youth" did not make that sacrifice in vain; the God-given rights of man are still the supreme law of the land here in our nation; Whereas, each year we observe Armistice Day as a priviledged time to renew our pledge to the World War dead—a pledge to keep the faith; we honor a .sacrifice worthy of their heroism and trust there shall be no denial of that priviledge; let all of us join in making clear that we are determined to adhere to a positive program of . peace for the United States and so far as our nation is concerned the World war did end on that chill November morning in France 21 years ago; Therefore, as mayor of Ludington I hereby urge that the citizens display the flag of the United States of A- meriua at their homes and places of business Nov. 11, 1939, at half mast until 11 o'clock when it should be raised at full mast and allowed to furl in the breeze until sundown. E. J. THOMPSON, Mayor, City of Ludington Farm Union Seeks Membership Increase GRAND RAPIDS, Nov. 10.—(/P) -The Michigan Farmers' union Session Is Devoted to Discussion of Federal Railway Retirement Plan A group of about 80 Pere Mar- quctte Railway Co. employes of Ludington and surrounding region and their wives were present Thursday night at an educational meeting devoted to discussion of the federal railway retirement and social security acts. The meeting, with A. W. Peterson presiding, was held at Eagles' hall. Speakers were E. O. Byrd of Detroit, district manager for Lower Michigan and Ontario, Canada, for the federal railway retirement board, and William Lash of Saginaw, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers and a member of the board of ciirectors of the organization of 21 railway unions. Mr. Lash gave a resume df benefits and accomplishments brought about by the railway union efforts, leading to improved working conditions, im| proved employe-employer relations and beneficial federal legislation. Mr. Byrd in turn presented details and benefits of the recently i enacted federal railway retire- I ment legislation and unemployment insurance act. The meeting, one of a series being held in all parts of the country to acquaint railway em- ployes with details of the legislation, resolved itself into an interesting question-an d-answer discussion, lasting from 8 until 11 p. m. Other visiting officials in attendance included Roger Hines of Saginaw, president of the Pere Marquette Athletic association, and R. H. Rife of Grand Rapids, field examiner for the railway retirement board. Report Increase in Local WPA Rolls About 120 persons have been added to the WPA rolls in Ma- county during the past it was learned this morning from Andrew Larsen, WPA timekeeper. The additional men raise the number of men in Mason county employed bv WPA to about 500, Mr. Larsen said. Of this number 40 have been placed on Lading-ton streets and 37 on Ludington sewer projects. Twenty s^ven have boen placed on the Scottville's list and five on county roads. Eierht DETROIT, Nov. 10.— (IP)— A core of persons were injured, three seriously, and six were arrested Thursday night in a riot which followed a Communist party rally. Police said the fighting started when members of. war veterans and patriotic organizations massed outside Communist headquarters on 14th, street and charged the Communists and sympathizers as they left the building. Fighting spread up and down the street as battling groups detached themselves from the throng. A crowd estimated at 5,000 persons looked on from all available vantage points. Riot calls brought squad after squad of police as the detail stationed at the hall Saw the melee get out of hand, pne policeman was slightly injured trying to separate the fighters. The group outside the hall began massing while those who attended the meeting heard William Foster, chairman of the Communist party in America, speak in observance^ of the 21st anniversary of the' Soviet regime in Russia. Many of the group bore placards with such slogans as "Save America—Liquidate the Reds" and "Send These Bolsheviks Back to Russia." White ribbons were passed out and served to identify the attackers from their victims. Police attempted to clear the street when the meeting started to bteak up, but groups broke through and charged. Women screamed as their escorts were flung into the affray, and their screams mingled with the wail of police sirens and the sound of smacking fists. At the height of the battle a man identified by police as Pat McCartney, president of the AFL United Auto Workers local in the Plymouth plant, yelled encouragement to the battlers through a megaphone. 'This is one of the most patriotic scenes I've ever witnessed in this state," he yelled. From another quarter cries of "lynch them" were heard. When the fighting was at an end, McCartney was quoted as saying: "This is only a samole of what they're going to get. The next time they hold a meeting we'll hang them to lamp poles." NEW YORK, Nov. 10.- Police listed to'day as suicide the death of George Denver Guggenheim, 32-year-old heir to mining millions, found lying in a hotel room Thursday night shot through the head with a big-game rifle. Guggenheim, director of the American Smelting and. Refining company, was the only remaining son of Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist and former United States senator from Colorado. A servant said the father, president of the smelting company on which the Guggenheim fortune was built,"" and his wife, mother of the dead, man, had been ill for some time. Young Guggenheim, unmarried, registered at a midtown Wednesday under a fic- name. His body was found by hotel officials who forced their way into his room after he failed to respond to the telephone. A powerful big-game rifle, which police said had been bought from a New York firm only a few hours before it was fired, lay under the body. started a statewide drive for at |ladies wore added to the WPA roll, tron five and placed on ma- three others on hot lunch .projects. project has additional learned. The sewing been assigned one worker, it was least 2,500 members today. This campaign was ordered at the annual .convention Thursday of the organization after the group failed to regain its national charter because of insufficient membership. The present membership is approximately 2,000. Simeon P. Martin, of Stanton, was elected president of the union. Other officers elected included, vice president, Irvin Hughes, of Vassar and secretary-'utes after lie had suffered in- treasurer, David Leep, of Shelby- juries when struck by an auto- ville. mobile. KILLED BY AUTO BATTLE CREEK, Nov. 10.— (f —Edwin P. Abbey, 73-year-old § merchant policeman, died in a I hospital early today, a few min- ' _ j. - _!.•;._ 1_ .- i_ „ i £ r_ *t_ .J *» 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,

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