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f THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 12. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOV. 11, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. NATION OBSERVE CTIPF dllvL Pope Urges Peace In U. S. Labor Dispute (EDITOR'S NOTE: Mrs. Ralph Bortcll of ScottvlUe, Americanism chairman of Lcveaux Auxiliary No. 2409, Veterans of Foreign Wars, submits this article In appropriate tribute to Armistice day, 1939.) NAZIS HONOR SEVEN KILLED IN EXPLOSION War in Europe Overshadows -Observance of Armistice Ending Lasl War (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Pope Pius XII, in a special encyclical, asked today that the Christian spirit be applied toward a solution of differences between capital and labor in the United States. A settlement would "bring great honor to the American people," the pontiff said in 'the message to American bishops issued in connection with the 150th anniversary of the found- i,; «f tVir» r-itVir>ll/. hiprnrr-hv in ""mud's were wuuuueu anu uy- H K ?TnulH *?,£? hlerarcny m ing and then the word came, the ^""'^^•^mvorca™ nf words they had all longed for. Armistice Day Brings Fervent Plea for Peace (By MRS. RALPH BORTELL) For days, weeks and months it had been raining, not a heavy drenching rain but a slow, chill, persistent drizzle. Yet the troops kept moving forward. Three days and nights they had been tramping through the mud and slime without food, without water and they had had no rest. Hungry and dishevelled they came into what is known as Argonne forest. To rest? No, to plunge into one of the fiercest battles of that war which was to end all wars. And they began to fall — one by one. But there was no time to stop, the others must go on. Hundreds had been killed, vast numbers were wounded and dy- It was the 21st anniversary of the World war Armistice but for Germany it was a "day of sorrow" for victims of an attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler. The fuehrer returned to Munich to honor the seven killed Wednesday night in the explosion in Nazidom's beer hall shrine which Hitler escaped by 11 minutes. Later he visited the hall and then visited the 63 persons in a hospital who were injured by the blast. Rudolf Hess. No. 3 Nazi, in an eulogy declared "victory will be ours, thanks to the dead," in the war among Britain, France and Germany. The current conflict overshadowed Armistice day observances in Britain and France. German scouting planes were reported over Northern JPrance and a 70-minute air raid warning was sounded in Paris. The traditional nation-wide .silence in Britain and ceremony at the cenotah in London were foregone. The air ministry announced a British scouting plane had fail- Peace had been declared and suddenly out of the roar of gunfire quiet descended, an awful quiet for when men's ears have been tuned to the barking of the uns and the whistle ed to return Bavaria. from a flight over Small neutral countries on the fringe of Europe's war were on the alert for eventualities. Switzerland gave her generalissimo, Henri Guisan, the power to call all able-bodied men to the colors whenever ne should think it necessary. Precautionary measures continued in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Belgian cabinet weighed the situation Friday night in the fourth seslon in as many days. FATHER IS TO DIE BATH, N. Y., Nov. 11. A youthful father of two children began his 27th birthday in a jail cell today, sentenced to die the week before Christmas for the sex slaying of a Penn Yan, N. Y., school girl. Norman Wheelock, Prattsburg telephone lineman, was convicted by a supreme court jury of eight men and four women late Friday of first degree murder and Justice Nathan D. Lapham set the week of Dec. 17 for his electrocution. An appeal is mandatory, however, since New York law requires that the court of appeals, the state's highest tribunal, review every death sentence. Wheelock blinked and swallowed, but otherwise displayed no emotion when sentence was pronounced after the jury found him guilty of slaying pretty, 13-year-old Evelyn Reed. The girl's partly clad body was found in a wooded section 10 miles from her Branchport home six days after she disappeared Sept. 19 on her way home from school. Wheelock was arrested within an hour. Chosen Friday to Fill Vacant Post of First Ward Commissioner Arthur Wilson Sr., 506 West Loomis street, was the .First... ward's new commissioner today following appointment to the post at a brief special meeting of the Ludington city commission Friday night. Mr. Wilson was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Peter Madison who recently handed in his resignation to remain eligible for service on the new Mason county welfare commission. The term expires May 1, 1941. Made by Mayor E. J. Thompson, Mr. Wilson's appointment was unanimously confirmed by the council. His elevation to the post gives the First ward its third commissioner since the last city election. Mr. Thompson, originally elected to the post, .became Mayor upon the death of Charles Grotemat and Peter vessels. Madison was appointed to fill "A definite Mr. Thompson's unexpired term. Remaining business of the evening was in connection with waterworks improvement. Commissioners approved a motion awarding a contract to Oscar Nelson for construction of a rest room at the waterworks as outlined in his bid of $80. Also approved was a contract to Ludington Plumbing Co. for installation of fixtures in the proposed rest room. Commissioners authorized the light and water committee to have the cylinders at the pumping station covered at a price not to exceed $30. Italy Celebrates Monarch's Birthday four-pounders and their eyes have beheld bloodshed and destruction of lives and property for several months, such a silence is appalling. Even after that last shot was fired there were many whd drew their last breath on that battlefield. But out of the strife, race, creed, color and station were forgotten. They were comrades and when they realized what had •finally come to them they rejoiced together. Another War Wages And now 21 years after the close of that war another war is raging over there where our boys bled and died to make America safe for Democracy, so we were told. But it must not happen again. We must beware of foreign entanglements. That war in Europe is not-our war and never again should we send troops to fight over there. Only in the event of foreign invasion should we declare a state of war to exist with any European nation. With an adequate defense we need fear no such trouble. This is the most wonderful nation on earth. We have a Bill of Rights which grants us freedom of worship and freedom of speech. Your sons and my sons must not be sacrificed as were those boys of the World war. It was a great tragedy that so many were killed while we were celebrating an Armistice here that due to a difference in time had not really (Please turn to Page 3, Column 5) Twenty - One Years (By EDDY GILMORE) WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.—(/P)—Twenty-one years is not a marching song ibolstered by 'bugles; it's a sad tolues song, full of melancholy memories. The words go: "Twenty-one years, boys, oh twenty-one years, twenty- one years, >boys, is a mighty long time . . ." FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, NOV. 11, 1918: "My Fellow Countrymen: "The Armistice was signed this morning. Everything for which America fought has been accomplished. It will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example, toy sober, friendly counsel and by material aid in the establishment of just democracy throughout the world. "Woodrow Wilson." FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, 1939: "Whereas, in the tragic situation in which the world finds itself today, with the destructive forces of war once again unleashed, it is appropriate for the people of the United States to reflect upon that hour of Nov. 11, 1918, when the voices of war were silenced and to look forward even now to a time when a just and enduring ,peace shall be tablished among the peoples of the earth. "Franklin D. Roosevelt." es- TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO: WARSAW, Poland—Street fighting is taking place in Warsaw. The railway station has been occupied by Polish forces, who have refused to allow the German troops in the city to pass through Polish territory. AMSTERDAM—German garrisons along the Dutch frontier are reported in revolt. Officers are being disarmed and treated roughly in some instances. TODAY: WARSAW—Warsaw, like all western Poland, is held by a German army of occupation. AMSTERDAM—The lowland countries took swift, mysterious defense measures, Netherlanders standing guard on their newly-flooded waterline. TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO: BERLIN—Street demonstrations are taking iplace, the marchers carrying banners and singing the workingmen's Marseillaise. The banners read, "Freedom, Peace and Bread!" TODAY, A HEADLINE: Lightning attack on England will be answer to bomb attempt, Nazis say; convinced British plotted assassination. Indicate United States Lines Ships Will Be Transferred to Panama WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.—(/P) —Government agencies worked today on measures to relieve the unemployment of ships and men resulting from the neutrality act's prohibition against American vessels' entering belligerent ports. The maritime commission still withheld final action, meanwhile, on the intensely controversial proposal to place eight United States Lines ships under the flag of Panama so that they could ply waters closed to American flag TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO: "Lads in France eager to get back home." TODAY: "America's ex-doughboys dying at rate of 83 every 24 hours ..." "Twenty-one years, boys, oh, twenty-one years, twenty- one years, boys, is a mighty long time . . ." ANNUAL RED GROSS ROLL CALUEGUN Greatest Membership Campaign Since World War Gets; UndQr Way Today Faced with a growing demand for Red Cross assistance to the stricken populations of Europe's warring nations and a need for strengthening its domestic operations, the American Red Cross, Mason county chapter, embarked today on the greatest membership campaign since the World war, W. S. Vivian and H. N. Willoughby, co-chairmen of the Ma|son county Red Cross chapter, | declared today. I Membership quota for Mason county v/as set at 2,000 this year by headquarters, Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, executive secretary, Mason county chapter, declared this morning. "This is an increase of 700 over 1938." "Mason county last year set a ! record of which to be proud," Mrs. Schumacher commented. With our quota set at 1,300, we exceeded that figure by over 400, selling 1,708 memberships, the second best record in Michigan in proportion to population." The appeal, Co-Chairmen Willoughby and Vivian said, will be carried by the 10,000 chapters and branches of the organization located in virtually every community in the country. Starting today, roll call will extend through Nov. 30. "Prior to the outbreak of hostilities in Europe," they said, "the American Red Cross planned to appeal for a million more members in an effort to streng- (I'lcasc turn to Page 3, Column 4) Union Plans To Protest Refusal of State Aid DETROIT, Nov. 11. —(#•)— Attorneys for the CIO United Automobile Workers today prepared an appeal from the Michigan Unemployment Commission's decision denying unemployment benefits to more than 50,000 Chrysler corporation employes who have been idle for a month in a labor dispute. indication" that I The first appeal, said Union the transfer would be made eventually, though opposed toy Secretary of State Hull, was reported by Joseph Curran, president of the National Maritime Union (CIO), after a conference with the president Friday. Others who attended the conference to discuss maritime relief were Joseph P. Ryan, president of the International Longshoremen's association (AFL), and Matthew Dushane, chairman of the International Seafarers union (AFL). Approval of the president's relief proposals was expressed by Curran. *—*—*—#—* — #_#_#_#— * * —NOTICE— * * * * * * * The collection of gar- j. bage in the city will be * Discontinued immedi- ' ately. By Order of the Board of Commissioners * * #-•#-*-#'-# - ROME, Nov. 11.—(#>)—Italy celebrated today the 70th birthday of grey-haired King Vittorlo Emanuele in, her sovereign for 39 years. In Rome military pomp honored the monarch with an artillery salute from Janiculum hill and a massing of troops of the Rome garrison in the square facing the tomb of Italy's unknown soldier. While other nations celebrated Armistice day—which is observed in Italy on Nov. 4, the anniversary of the end of World war fighting on- the Italy-Austrian front—Italians paid tribute to a ruler who has led them through the war with Turkey, the campaign in Libya, the World war and the Ethiopian war. For the king, his 70th year was one of national and personal satisfaction. He could look back on an increase in his realm and in his family. A new crown came to him when Albania became part of Italy's empire and a new son- in-law when his daughter, Princess Maria, married Prince Louis of Bourbon-Parma, brother of former Empress Zita of Austria. ' . . BULLETIN Attorney Ernest Goodman, will be to a commission referee. If the referee's decision is appealed it will go next to a special board named by Gov. Luren D. Dickinson. After that it could be carried to the circuit court and thence to the Michigan supreme court. R. J. Thomas, president of the UAW-CIO, declared the union would "go all the way up." Meanwhile, Federal Conciliator James F. Dewey announced that conferences would continue today in the union and corporation negotiations in which he and Arthur E. Raab, BORDER CLOSED BRUSSELS, Nov. 11— (AjP) — The German-Belgian frontier from Aachen to Eupen was reported closed today for the first time since the war began. Belgians who have gone daily to work in Germany found they were unable to enter. (Aachen and Eupen are about 10 miles apart and lie near the junction of the frontiers of Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany.) WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Not so cold tonight in southwest portion. Somewhat warmer in south potion Sunday. Detroit and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday; lowest temperature tonight about 25 to 30 degrees; diminishing westerly winds becoming moderate. Weekly weather outlook, Region of the Great Lakes, Nov. 13 to 18 Incl.: Generally fair beginning of week with precipitation periods middle and close temperatures mostly seasonable followed by colder within latter half. The sun sets today at 5:15 and rises Sunday at 7:19. The moon sets tonight nt 5:45 p. m. Mrs. Joseph Masse Will Be Arraigned in Justice Court Monday City police this morning arrested Mrs. Joseph Masse, determined at an inquest Thurs- chairman of the state labor mediation board, are co-mediators. The commission's decision against paying the benefits, which range up to a $16 weekly maximum for 16 weeks, withheld compensation which was estimated at nearly $750,000. The state's unemployment compensation law, which provides benefits for workers Idle longer than two weeks, disqualifies an employe idle due to a "labor dispute" in progress at the "establishment" at which he last worked. Say Kuhn Used Funds to Move Furniture NEW YORK, Nov. 11.—i The question of whether Fritz Kuhn had the right to use funds of his German-American bund to move a feminine acquaintance's furniture has been raised .by the prosecution in Kuhn's trial on larceny and forgery .-charges. The state charged Friday that the portly bund fuehrer, accused of stealing $5,641 from his own organization, had embezzled $565 to transport Mrs. Florence Camp's furniture from Los Angeles to New York and then to Cleveland. Assistant District Attorney Herman J. McCarthy said Kuhn had told other bund members that Mrs. Camp was a bund sympathizer and referred to her as "just a casual friend." "We will show, in his own handwriting, that she was more than a casual friend," McCarthy added. "His interest was Prominent Merchant Had Been Missing at Bay City Several Days BAY CITY, Nov. 11.—(#>)— The body of S. J. Dufl'in, Cheboygan merchant missing since last Monday night, was found today by Bay City police in the Saginaw river. The police recovered also what appeared to be a note left by the 60-year-old man. It was impossible to decipher the message immediately because the paper was water-soaked. Police said there was no evidence of foul play. The body was recovered off Wenonah park dock not far from the Wenonah hotel, where puffin registered last Monday night. Duffin was a partner in the Cheboygan dry goods firm of Duffin & Durnad. Last Sunday Duffin took his wife to Lansing, where her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McManus, lay seriously ill. Duffin then went on to Detroit on business but Monday night phoned his wife from the Bay City hotel. The following day Mrs. McManus died and all attempts to get in touch with Duffin failed. It was then ascertained that he had registered and left his luggage at the hotel but had disappeared. day as the driver of an automo- keenly sentimental. We do not bile which struck and inflicted fatal injuries to three-year-old Marline Haynes of Ludington, on a warrant charging negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an apcident. Warrant signed by Joseph Haynes, father of the girl, was issued late Friday by Justice Henry Seeba. The warrant was authorized toy Prosecutor Eugene Christman. Mrs. Masse, who at the inquest disclaimed all knowledge of the accident, was released upon her own recognizance shortly after being arrested this morning. Because today is a holiday she is to be arraigned : B M£?£' lbefore Justice Seeba Monday mum 56, minimum 28. morning. want to go into his private life, tout we must, in order to show the hoaxes that he perpetrated on the people of the bund in order to embezzle these funds." MUST WEAR RED LANSING, Nov. 11.—(/P)—The state highway department today ordered its maintenance men in Northern Michigan to wear red caps and jackets to prevent them being shot for deer. The orders went out as the department mobilized its field crews to provide speedy and safe transportation for the deer hunters, who are already flooding northward. The deer hunting- season opens Wednesday. Red Cross Proclamation International at-a-Glance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) VATICAN CITY—Pope Pius appeals for solution of capital- labor conflict in United States in special encyclical. MUNICH—Hitler honors seven killed In attempt on his life; Hess says "victory will be ours" in war; Western front quiet. PARIS—German warplanes scout over Northern France; Lebrun in Armistice day address says "world is with us." AMSTERDAM — Netherlands, Belgium alert for an eventuality in European war. BERNE—Switzerland empowers her generalissimo to issue call colors at any time in "pure- lv precautionary" move. LONDON—War restricts Armistice observance. WASHINGTON—Tomb of unknown soldier center of United States observance of Armistice. GENEVA—League of nations The American Red Cross is appealing to the American Public again this year for more members to support Its constant battle against human suffering. We have been drawn closer to our Red Cross during the ipast year due to the conflict overseas. We are more conscious of the immediate need for larger funds to assist in caring for those thousands of people who already have lost 'their homes either through the ravages of war or of disasters in our own country such as forest fires and floods. Those of us who have seen the (Red Cross grow in recent years-understand the need for more members. The natural phenomena of disaster and the dangers of a mechanzied age continue to be the source of suffering and accidental death. We must recognize that the ability of this great organization to serve is directly proportionate to the membership support of the public. Our community has never failed to respond to the Red Cross call for assistance and for this reason I feel confident that we shall foe proud to enroll our share of the extra members needed. This year's roll call of the Red Cross for your support will be made from November the llth to the 30th, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine. Therefore, as Mayor of the City of Ludington I designate this period as the time all members will have an opportunity to renew their affiliation and to afford those who have not enrolled an opportunity to help the Red Cross help others. E. J. THOMPSON, Mayor. < City of Ludington. Police Hunt Two Escaped Prisoners WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Nov. 11.— (ff>) —Two youths driving a sheriff's automobile were hunted after a daring break for freedom Friday night in which Chief of Police Roland S. (Tod) Payne, 65, of Wisconsin Rapids, died reportedly of heart disease. The youths were being returned by Payne and Under- sheriff Cliff Bluett from Plymouth, Ind., where they were arrested Tuesday on a car theft charge. Sheriff Harvey Phillips of Plymouth identified them as Nelson Pasha, 14, of Mosinee, Wis., and Robert Noel, 17, of Dearborn, Mich. The break for freedom came near Adams, Wis. Officials agreed that two shots were fired by the youths, that Payne was taken from the car dead, and that the youths left Payne and Bluett handcuffed together. Sheriff Frank Holman of Adams county found them. Two doctors said Payne was unmarked. Deputy Sheriff Ray Brayback said Bluett also was unhurt. Temperature Dips to New Season Low Ludington temperature dipped to 28 degrees, a new low for the season, this morning when it fell below freezing for the- first time at the Coast Guard station. Temperatures further inland were considerably lower. The previous low for the season was 33 degrees, recorded early in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9. The sky was clear this morning with weather improving and mercury rising after sunrise. CEREMONIES ARE HELD AT FAMED_TOMB Pres. Roosevelt Lays Traditional Wreath at Shrine of Unknown Soldier WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.—(/P) —The 21st anniversary of the Armistice which America keeps while Germany and the Allies fight once more drew President Roosevelt and other leaders to the tomb of the unknown soldier today for prayerful ceremonies. A peaceful wind-swept slope at Arlington National cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, was the scene of the' president's annual wreath-laying tribute to the World war veteran "known but to God." Thanksgiving that the Armistice still lives for this country was high in the minds of many who gathered in the marble amphitheater nearby to hear speeches by Charles Edison, acting secretary of the Navy; Raymond J. Kelly, national commander of the American Legion, and Mrs. William H. Corwith, national president of the American Legion auxiliary. Nation-wide radio hook-ups were arranged to carry the ceremonies to thousands elsewhere. Mr. Roosevelt wrote no address to express his feelings as he visited the national shrine, but in a radio talk Friday night and another prepared for delivery tonight he appealed for support of the American Red Cross so that it might meet multiplying needs for assistance as the war continued. , "From the very outset of hostilities," he said in his brief broadcast Friday night, "the Red Cross has been answering urgent appeals for aid in Europe without neglecting or forgetting its oblir gations of service here at home. We know, however, that as the war continues the suffering will; greatly increase and need for assistance will multiply many times." Mr. Roosevelt strongly urged "everyone who can possibly do so" to join the Red Cross during its annual membership campaign beginning today and ending Nov. 30. The president's second appeal in behalf of this campaign will be broadcast at 10:37 p. m., EJS.T., tonight by the three national radio systems. cancels plans council sessions. for assembly, EAST LANSING, NOV. 11.—(#>) —The Michigan State Farm bureau, closing its 22nd annual meeting at Michigan State college Friday, gave a higher place in its councils to youth. The delegates elected Lloyd Ruesink, 27, of Adrian, to succeed the Veteran J. J. Jakway, of Benton Harbor, on the board of«directors. Ruesink is the youngest person ever to be a director of the organization and the first member of the Junior Farm bureau to be seated with the elders. Jackway, who also was president, later was replaced by Clarence J. Reid, 44, of Avoca, who became the youngest president ever to head the Farm bureau in Michigan. Reid was elevated from the position of vice president. Paul Begick, of Bay City, was re-elected to the board and then made vice president. Mark Westbrook, of Ionia county, was elected to the directorship held by Melville B. McPherson, of Lowell, also a veteran Farm Bureau leader. McPherson refused re- nomination. Clark J. Brody, of Lansing, was re-elected secretary and treasurer. The junior organization elected as officers: George Baur, of Bayporb, president; Max Kay- ward, of Scotts, vice president, and Ruth Brown, of Kalamazoo, secretary-treasurer. At the final session, Farm bureau delegates adopted a resolution demanding the state pay $90 tuition for high school students^ -*—* y •* y A 7v Tf^^Tv 7 #—*—** ATTENTION EAGLES * Special "Scottville t Day" Meeting Sunday * Afternoon, Nov. 12, I at 3 p. m. * EAGLES' HALL. t Initiation, Entertain* ment and Feed. Homer B. Doe, Sec'y. —#—*—« — #—#—#—*—# *—• 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 an«J nott permit himself or his country to become a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. THE NEWS,

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