The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on November 13, 1939 · Page 1
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THE DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO) 3. .LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, NOV. 13, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. FINNISH-RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN FOR 1940 BEGUN BY PARTIES Short Drive Planned by Republicans; Garner Already Dem Candidate WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—(/P) —Open campaigning by Garner-for-president boosters and Republican discussion of a short, intensive drive for the presidency set the 1940 political ball rolling today, ending the truce which prevailed during the neutrality debate. A prediction that the Republican national committee would give serious consideration to limiting its major campaign to eight or nine weeks came from Senator McNary of Oregon, the minority floor leader. Under such a plan, the presidential nominee and party or- Dutch Premier Denies Nation Is Endangered THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, Nov. 13.—(/P)—Premier Dirk Jan De Geer told The Netherlands today "there is not a single ground for uneasiness" in the nation or empire despite "many rumors causing alarm" in the past 10 days. .Making his first radio speech since he toecame prime minister last summer, De Geer said the fear of imminent dangers for The Netherlands was caused by reports circulated abroad and •by "certain measures of our government." The belligerent nations, he erlands precautions "for the strengthening and intensifying of our mobilization" were necessary because the tension on the Western front "seemed to have increased." De Geer reviewed precautionary measures taken by Holland during the World war and through other periods of intensified defense measures because of "certain temporary conditions which made it necessary for our preparedness to be more effective" and added: "In all those cases the outcome was to prove that the said, have the darkest expecta- j people's fears were groundless, tions about the • intentions of! The present situation must be their speechrhaking until September. Senator Vandenberg (R- Mich), a potential candidate for the presidential nomination, has expressed the belief that a rapid-fire campaign through September and October would be better than one .started in July which might las in late summer. The plan also would permit the Republicans to hold their national convention later than Hie customary June session, if they desire. There has been .some talk of delaying the convention until the Democrats choose their nominees. An assertion that Vice President Garner would be a Democratic presidential candidate, no matter whether President Roosevelt might seek a third term, was made by E. B. Germany, director of the Garner forces. Garner is in the race to win, said Germany, adding: "We have ito 4nt*po8fc«in political trade." He disclosed that or- r, animations to support the vice president's candidacy were being formed in every state. Garner has been at his home in Uvalde, Tex., since the special session of Congress adjourned. He has made no public statement as to his candidacy, but the Dallas News said that, barring a change in plans, he would announce later this month that he would accept the nomination. their enemies and think of their own safety. ThuSj De Geer said, they prepare for the worst, suppose that the worst already is at hand and "in good faith easily believe that the violation of our neutrality is likely." "Therefore, I advise you to gird yourself'against this belief," he said, "and remember that neutrality also requires a certain state of mind." De Geer said that Holland's own defense measures had been misinterpreted and "it would be a fatal error on our part to conclude from these measures that threats to our frontiers had increased." He declared that recent Neth- considered in the same light. i ornoc v Nnmhpr nf Percnnc Largest NlimDer Ot Persons Turn Out to Watch Interesting Parade Armistice clay was appropriately observed ;n LuOington Saturday with many turning out for th&^psrptf'? and a fail- gathering present for the ceremonies held afterward at the Mason county courthouse. Numerous local units and organizations participated in the parade, favored by ideal November weather. Led by thb Luding- Approximately $18,000 Has Been Received Toward $30,000 Needed for Building Final reports for Amber, Custer, Eden, Freesoil, Pere Marquette and other sections were still toeing awaited today as a Mason county drive for funds with which to complete its new hospital building climbed slowly toward its goal of $30,000. ST. IGNACE;, Nov. 13.— (#>)— Two youthful fugitives who braved the dangers of the deep woods in a futile attempt to avoid recapture today awaited a hearing and transfer ' to Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., on charges of auto- mbile theft. State troopers and sheriff's officers tracked down the boys early Sunday and ended a 300- mile chase which left one police officer dead of a heart attack. The youths were Robert Noel, 17, of Dearborn, Mich., and Nelson Pasha, .of Mosinee, Wis., who said he Was 14 years old. The pair escaped Friday night from Wisconsin officers taking them from Plymouth, Ind., to Wisconsin Rapids and fled in the officers' automobile across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Police Chief Roland S. Payne of Wisconsin Rapids suffered a fatal heart seizure while grappling with the boys. Wisconsin authorities said they would ask a murder warrant ton high school band the line of march was from Dowland street up James street to Ludington avenue and thence east to the courthouse. In the parade in addition to the Ludington high school band were St. Simon's band, Eagles drill team, massed colors of the DAV, VFW, Spanish American veterans and American Legion, VFW auxiliary, American Red Cross and others. A fife and drum corps composed of Wayne Adams, George and Russell Bowne and Joe Williams also participated. Program in the courtroom consisted of two selections by the Ludington high school band followed by the audience singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Wilfrid Hocking, program chairman, introduced Rev. Paul Haskell Clark, speaker of the day. In his address Rev. Clark mentioned the part the United States played and the losses it suffered in the war which ended 21 years ago. He spoke of America's greatness, of the present program to preserve peace for this country and of our pledge to the World war dead. "As far as our country is concerned," he said, "the World war did end on that chill November morning in France 21 years ago." The program was sponsored by the Allied Veterans' council. Lester Blodgett and Henry Ernst were marshals of the day. This morning they officially thanked Approximately $18,000 has been received to date, drive workers announced, with considerable solicitation work still to be done. "We hope to have our preliminary report from all Mason county sections this week, so we can announce our success to date on the basis of those returns," said Frederic Read, ways and means chairman. "However, it is evident that we will be at our task for most of the Vvhiici'. "In other words, we will continue along for the remainder] of the winter, as there is little chance of our over-subscribing our goal. "We feel the response to date has been very fine, and that, with continued co-operation and toy keeping at it the next few months, we can come very close to our goal toy spring. "As soon as all district reports are in, we will make a preliminary, detailed accounting of everything we have received to date." Many names have been added to the long list of donors, among them being the following from Summit and Riverton townships: Miss Dorothy Fitch, Mr. and NORTHWEST IS HIT BY QUAKE T Heaviest Tremors in Seattle Records Does Little Dam" age to Property SEATTLE, Nov. 13.—(/P)—An earthquake described by University of Washington geologists as the heaviest in their siesmo- graph's records, rocked large areas of the Pacific Northwest shortly before midnight. The seismograph, registered the shock at 11:45 p. m. (2:48 a. m., Monday, EST). Officials and businessmen in Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, B. C., and other cities surveyed damage caused by the shock that lasted approximately one minute. Damage, however, was not ex-i pected to be great, consisting! mostly of cracked walls in some buildings, broken water mains, and broken power lines. A check by state and other officials indicated no one was injured. In all parts of Seattle residents rushed to the streets in their night attire and many spent the remainder of the night in auto camps. A coroner section of the National Bank of Washington in Tacoma, weighing approximately 250 pounds, crashed six floors into an alley. Some plaster damage was reported in the state capitol at Olympia. N. M. Breck, capitol watchman, said it felt as "though the whole building was jumping up and down." He said it broke some glass but did no serious damage. Olympia reported hundreds of persons fieu into the streets. The quake appeared to extend over an area from Portland, north through Longview, Aberdeen and the Grays harbor district, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett and Vancouver, B. C., and then east almost to Spokane. Nazis Demand a Free Port Here DELEGATES LEAVE SflViET CITY TONIGHT i Moscow Fails to Get Desired Concessions from Small Neighbor German demands upon the Netherlands is reported to have been two seaports, "winding a.tree portat Amsterdam (above), and air bases. Details of the price the Netherlands was asked to pay for neutrality came as that country was frantically speeding defense measures. Governor of California Has New Pension Plan HELSINKI, NOV. 13.—C The Finnish foreign office announced today that its delegation in Moscow would leave for home tonight, .suspending the lengthy negotiations toy which Russia haswbe^n seeking concessions from-'Finland. The foreign office announcement was made shortly after 2 p. m., (8 a. m., E.S.T.). Previously Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko had said that only "last minute" modification of Soviet demands for territorial' concessions could prevent recall of the Finns from Moscow. The ne^b}£$&h's were initiated Oct. M' ;'-£iXtfer Russia had won concessipVis^irom Latvia, E s t o n i a; "'.airiftd Lithuania, strengthening ;h$r military position in trfeijvesst.^and north. Moscow discussion of the t Russian demands in the • past five days rras:c.onsisted of an exchange of notes on minor points. The returning delegation is scheduled /ibo>arrive in Helsinki;had toeen given authority :tb.-;,r.eturn whenever there appeared to toe no hope of further progres^. a month or more to over 60 vears was based on Payne. the death of Chief Cruiser Finally Arrives at Boston BOSTON, Nov. 13.—(£»)—The United States Antarctic expedition's hulking 27-ton " snow cruiser rolled safely into the Boston army base today, where it awaited loading aboard the Motorship North Star for its individuals and which through organizations participation voyage wastes. Only to the icy south polar one minor accident marred the final 20 miles of its mishap-interrupted trip from Chicago. The great vehicle knocked off the glass globe atop a highway arc-light in Suburban Wellesley, but none of the i 30-odd early morning spectators nearby was hurt by the shower of glass. Moving cautiously along main traffic arteries' and parkways, the cruiser threaded the slowly- swelling early Monday morning traffic of Metropolitan' Boston, completing the final miles just in time to avoid snarllng-up the peak of the city-bound helped make the day a success. Asks Examination on Homicide Charge Arraigned before Justice Henry Seeba Saturday afternoon on charges of negligent homicide and failing to stop at the scene of an accident', Mrs. Joseph Masse, 27, Ludington, demanded examination, date of which was set for Thursday, Nov. 16. Mrs. Masse, determined at an inquest last Thursday as the driver of an automobile which struck and fatally injured three- year-old Marline Haynes of Ludington, wag_released when her bond of $500 was posted. She was arrested Saturday morning by city police on a warrant signed by Joseph Haynes, father of the girl. CREAMERIES BOMBED pfiTROIT, FOV. Mrs. R. J. Fitch, William Fitch, Wesley Hawley, the Kibbeys, E. J. Durham, Mrs. Mary Broder, Mrs. Morris Brown, Theodore Erwin, Gordon French, Frank Sullivan, Grace H. Hitchcock, Union Sunday school, Emery Kinney, Alfred Lewis, Charles Sterns, I. Golemibieski. William Beard, Mrs. Ervin Schlick, Mrs. Elmer Peterson Sr., William Shafer, John H. Polsen, Einar Christoffersen, Junius Houk, Mrs. Manley (I'lease turn to rase 3, Column Z) Second Retailing Lesson Tuesday Second in the series of six weekly studies on "Effective Selling" will be held at Ludington high school Tuesday night at 7:30 p. m. Joseph Vincent Gehring, nationally known retailer who presided at last week's session will again be present to lead the round-table discussion. Forty-five Mason county persons attended the first meeting last year. The course is being sponsored by the retail division of the Ludington Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the state board of control for vocational education. W. E. Rynerson, chairman of the retail merchants' committee, pointed out this morning that regardless of the fact that the series opened last week, interested persons can still register for the remaining five sessions. If sufficient interest is shown, he said the weekly study series may be continued another six weeks' after the holidays. Annual Roll Call Started Through Nation on Armistice Day First membership subscribers in the annual American Red Cross roll call which got underway Saturday were announced this morning by Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, executive secretary, Mason county chapter. They are as follows: Rev. J. A. Landin, Mrs. J. A. Landin, William Baltzer, Mrs. Walter Johnson, Robert Shinsky, Mrs. Harry Hiller, Mrs. Josephine Carlson, Ralph Sheldon, Mrs. Ralph Sheldon, P. C. Hansen Furniture Co., Ludington Sportswear Co., Willoughby Chevrolet, Dan Soli and Co., The Toggery, George E. Dorrell Funeral home. Dr. C. A. Paukstis, Dr. L. J. Goulet, Michigan Public Service, Ludington Auto Sales, Farmers Exchange, Atkinson Mfg. Co., C. F. Wadel, M. B. Danaher, Ludington Fruit Exchange, Mrs. Fritz Schultz. Scottville: State Savings bank, Scottville Cheese Co., W. R. Roach and Co., Scottville Products Co., Scottville Lumber Co., Mason County Co-op, T. D. Smith, REA Co-op, Star theater, Scottville creamery. SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 13.— (P?) —A proposal to pay $50 citizens Governor Culbert L. Olson's direct reply to day to the clamor in California for increased old age pensions. Olson, threatened with recall .Action by supporters ^of the 'I Iwice-rejected "ham and eggs" scrip .pension plan, declared that California must "take the lead" in efforts to persuade the national 'government to lower the pension age from 05 to 60 and raise the payments to $00 ti month. In the meantime, the governor announced in a radio address -Sundav night, he will submit the $50-at-00 pension program to a. special session of the state legislature expected to meet shortly. California now .pays a maximum of $35 monthly to needy aged ipast 05. an Olson recall movement to "f o r g e t" their grievances against the governor for opposing the "ham and eggs" proposition. "I express no opinion upon the possibility of recalling Governor Olson," he said, "but I am confident that an attempt- First Ice-Skating Fatality Reported When Youngster Falls Through Thin Ice (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Traffic accidents took at least seven lives in Michigan ed recall would sadly injure the j over { he Arm i s tice day week state of "California and mevita- l end The we ek-end also' wa Olson's proposal was denounced by E. Townsend, the immediately Dr. Francis California promoter of the $200-a-month Townsend old age plan. Interviewed in Nashville, Tenn., the elderly .pension leader termed it "futile," "unfair," "just waste of public money. U. S. Senator Sheridan Downey of California, speaking in Los Angeles, urged sponsors of bly weaken the economic cause for which we struggle." International at-a-Glance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) H E L S IN K I—Breakdown in Moscow negotiations reported; delegates head for home. THE HAGUE—Premier tells Netherlands there is no cause for "uneasiness"; Netherlands and Belgian foreign ministers meet in suburban Early-morning bombings in two Detroit dreameries were under investigation by police today. Detectives said black powder bombs were used in both bombings, which occurred Sunday WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Not so cool tonight in west and south portions. Warmer Tuesday. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair tonight and Tuesday; not so cool tonight; warmer Tuesday; mostly moderate southwest winds. • The sun sets today at 5:13 and rises Tuesday at 7:21. The moon sets today at 7:26 p. m. Temperatuw^at coast guard station In t.Vin Macro V -~-- c ™,.— en ~,i.,i m ,,„,•),! ' €ity of Niles Is Loser in Lawsuit LANSING, Nov. 13.— (y?)— The city of Niles lost its. suit in the Ingham county circuit court today for an injunction to restrain the state stream control commission from compelling it to cease pollution of the St. Joseph river. Judge Leland W. Carr dismissed the city's bill of complaint, declaring there was no evidence that the commission's order was "arbitrary, unreasonable, or otherwise in excess of in statutory it. authority" vested in the blasts. mum SO, minimum 34. The court commented that there was "much force" in the commission's position that it could not proceed with contemplated federal court litigation intended to compel the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka, Ind. to cease pollution of the same river until it has compelled Michigan cities to clean up pollution. The city of Niles had protested that it could not reasonably be compelled to expend some $300,000 to construct a sewage treatment plant before the Indiana cities have been ordered to do likewise. near frontier. LONDON Eight Escape from River but One Is Missing and Feared Drowned MCALLEN, Tex., NOV. is.—(/P) —Sudden of the International bridge at the end of the nickle-pla ted road-to-hell dumped nine persons into the Rio j day when Grande Sunday night. Francisco Delgado, 30, of Edinburg, Tex., is missing and feared drowned. Eight persons escaped was marked by the state's first ice- skating tragedy of the season, when a lO-yeai'-old tooy fell through thin ice and drowned near Calumet. OXFORD — Mrs. Josephine Haddrill, 62, was killed Saturday when a Michigan Central train struck her automobile at a crossing a mile south of here. ANN ARBOR — Alforde W. Du,be, 22-year-old University of Michigan student, was killed early Sunday in a traffic accident. FLINT — An automobile struck and killed Franklin D. Hill, 61, Saturday night. HILLSDALE— Harry Griffith, 55, of Litchfield, was killed Sun- the automobile in was a passenger which he crashed into a tree. ALLEGAN Thompson, 18, Raymond of Allegan, died drowning or being crushed to Sunday of injuries suffered Sat- death in the wreckage. Two I urday when he fell from a car. cars were plunged into the water ! lister Vaino Tan- aft^rnoon advised tcejjof the deci- "no indications ess through isible," Erkko "There is , ,nce, tout we/ ,t is difficult." negfatia- jumed later tit, :down, Erkko Finance ner early the forei sion to r "There that furthe^ negotiatio; said in a: a "last mi have com Aske.d tions migj event of a.'••• replied: '^ That depenlS'- on circumstances." :; ' ''';'#<'•• LANSING,: Secretary 'Of /*Nbv. .State Harry F. Kelly said today a group of police chiefs have enforce pelling motor:;! their unep toile licens,, when the^lE '''" — Authoritative sources interpret British-French replies to mediation 'offer as calling for restoration of Poland, Czecho-Slovalda and Austria. BERLIN— Political quarters say British-French replies "deliberately sabotaged" mediation attempt. PARIS— Air raid warnings sound; German scouting planes reported over capital. MOSCOW— Soviet press continues attacks against Finns. TOKYO— Britain and France announce reduction in forces maintained in North China. Charles Payne Bags Buck with Arrow WALKERVILLE, Nov. 13.— (/P) — Charles Payne, who lives four miles northeast of Walker ville, killed a buck with a bow and arrow near here today. It was his second kill of this kind, he having brought down his buck during the special archers' deer hunting season a year ago. Payne killed the buck at a range of 20 yards. The first year in which more horseless vehicles were produced in this country than ve- as twin cables at each end of the bridge snapped. Firemen dragged the river for possible victims after hearing reports that others went down with the span. The $50,000 bridge-, built in 1928 and reconstructed in 1933, connected Reynosa, Mex., .with the American border. It was the terminus of the costly 11-mile highway from McAllen to Reynosa, a rip-roaring border town in the days of American prohibition. Rio Grande valley residents facetiously called it the nickle- plated-road-to-hell. Two men, passengers in the two cars known to have hit the mud-colored water, are near death. They are Abundino Amador of Hargill, Tex., and Anastacio Espinosa of Edintaurg, one of Delgado's three companions. Four others "Were hurt slightly. Farm Boy Saves Auto Occupants CHATHAM, Out., Nov. 13.— (/P)—A 14-year-old farm boy, Roland Pinsonneault, was credited today Avith saving the lives of two men trapped in their automobile when it overturned Saturday night in a water-filled ditch. Hanlon Leeman, 38, his brother, Elwood, 34, and Harvey Leeman, 25, a cousin, all of Walkerville, Ont., were the occupants of the car, which left the highway on a curve and plunged upside down into the ditch. Unaided, the youth waded in water up to his shoulders DETROIT — Mrs. Charlotte Robins, 83, of Goshen, Ind., was fatally injured Sunday in an automobile-truck collision. OWOSSO—Dr. Albert B. Penton, 69, of Oxford, Mich., was instantly killed this morning in a traffic accident on M-21, six miles east of Owosso. CALUMET — Ten-year-old | Jackie Kay Johnson, of nearby Centennial Heights, drowned Saturday when he plunged through thin ice on a pond near his home. pulled the men from and the car. Hanlon Leeman died Sunday from exposure. The other two were expected to recover U. S. Labor Dept. Enters Ship Strike asked him to new rule com- to surrender 1939 automo- to the state _ tfrase 1940 licenses. Kelly said the order was intended to prevent unexpired plates from falling into the hands of cijjft;nals. "An extra wt.'.Pf license iplates is almost $&! 'Valuable as a gun to a persoft'^ngaged in crime," Kelly said'4v)H«i 'declared crimi- "'•' ",rs have picked ^garbage cans and use them while fleeing a crime, memorandum ._.ent branch Aing them to igidly. At the ;ed police de- it drivers to enses in the motor cars new ones. nals in pi old plate: and refu. to confu from the He sent ; ,to state managers^ enforce ' same timS rpartmentf carry the' •windows while enr NEW YORK, Nov. 13. The U. S. labor departmeent intervened today — by union request—in an 11-day-old strike by 5,000 longshoremen that has tied up coastal shipping in and out of New York harbor. Joseph P. Ryan, president of the International men's association Said Provincial Roy Scheff: "If it Policeman hadn't .been for that tooy, all three undoubt- - - - ' U UV^VU *il v***w wv»k*v*.j w»*t*i* w •-• - - - t, , , hides designed to be drawn by edly would have drowned. It Longshore- (AFL), said he would confer during the day with James Finn, a labor department conciliator assigned to the dispute. Ryan said Finn probably would meet also with shipping operators, and if his efforts were suc- cessfull, both sides would shortly renew negotiations for a new contract to replace one that expired Oct. 31. The union is seeking a $l-an- hour wage rate and a 40-hour week. Longshoremen received 95 cents an hour for a 44-hour week under the old contract. FACTORY^IsTJURNiED. DETROIT, Nov. 13.— (/?),— Fire destroyed the plant of the Auto Products Transport Sales and Wholesale company Sunday, imperiling eleven employes, 'ten of them women, and causing loss estimated at more than $10,000. horses was 1916. was a heroic performance." The company paper containers. manufactured as a matt|r|j%^tivenience. OPPELIN, — m were kn killed an sion Killed an Crash rerariany, Nov. 13. ty-three (persons ay to have been jurecl in a colli- passenger trains Sunday night between Langlieben arid. , Rosengrund. The acciden£;was believed to have toeen caused by the negligence of a sw$£hman who ran the two train's track. the same CENSORS AND INDE •i)i. '."" "*4»'v»: New£$$J^^arring nations feT«*l$|t *° strict censorship; fttvTOa/ some-times be iHisIeadinff. It is the I'ignV &nd *»*y ?£ every American citfcen tt» do his own tMnfclpf, hoM, to his own Beliefs and not permit Wfflfelf or Wa country. jtelflftftome a VIQ- tim

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