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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 14. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 1939. PRICE. THREE CENTS. SHIPPI WAR ON SEA INTENSIFIED BY SINKINGS SOVIET OVERLORDS CUT UP HUGH POLISH ESTATES Three British and Two German Ships Are Reported Destroyed (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Warfare at sea, where the conflict between Germany and the western Allies thus far has been fought most intensely, today inflicted new casualties on both Britain and Germany. A British destroyer, a British freighter, a British trawler and two German freighters were listed as new losses. The destroyer, unidentified by a British admiralty announcement, was said to have sunk after hitting a German mine. One member of the crew was killed and six were missing. The Trawler Cresswell was sunk by a German submarine. The 8,003-ton Freighter Matra went down after an explosion in the North sea; it was believed she hit a mine. German crewmen scuttled the Freighters Parana and Mecklenburg to avoid capture, the admiralty declared. Germany reported success in an aerial attack Monday on the Shetland islands, .north of j Scotland, asserting that two|| s implicated in Case After f 1 viTif nnn TJ? nn ri noon cnr\f _ fc - ... . . * •. Two Men Wounded Him Monday LEADERS HOPE PEACEFUL SE Democrats Feel That Controversy in Congress Would Split Party WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—(/P) Attorney General Fixes Blame For Prison Break Thomas Read also Criticizes Parole Board IPolicies in His Report LANSING. Nov. 14.—(/P)—Attorney General Thomas Read told 'Governor Dickinson in a formal report today that blame for a successful escape at the State Prison of Southern Michigan Nov. 5, rested solely on the shoulders of Russell Day, a assigned to a position in With a representative of the Moscow government (at extreme right) superintending the job, Soviet officials measure off a tract of land from what was a great estate 1 once belonging to Prince Ljuzomir- sky in western Poland. This tract is to be given the peasant woman, shown in the group above. Note the primitive surveying tools being used, such as the wooden calipers. What has become of the prince is not known. The Russian caption to this picture read: "The heroic Red army has returned the land to its true owners—the toilers of western Ukraine." Record-Breaking Army Ready For Deer Season £^& M JF%J^^^*^z^*<t tion would like to see this winter. Several obvious reasons exist for such a desire. Perhaps the strongest is that the Democratic party .peace is of'the same touch-me-not variety as a boil on the nose. Too much jostling would set off leaping pains again. One factor which helps to build up the hopes of peaceful- minded Democratic leaders is their conviction that President Roosevelt has no legislative bombs to drop into their laps when the session opens Jan. 3. I A year ago he told them that the major phases of his program had been completed, that the chief things remaining to be which felt that could "get away with it." Read .said ho found a general complaint amonp convicts-that the parole board gives little consideration to a prisoner's conduct in considering applications that he be freed. He recommended that there be no "hard and fast" parole rules and that prison conduct be considered by the parole board. Complaints about food, he said, dealt with a lack of variety tiio ' rather than with the quality. He Ul 11, riri ! <-l l^i-\ Pnl )- MT *-i ».*-v vt-* ti 1 n J •»•* i- r» O ._ EKE PROTESTS INCLUSION IN COMBAT ZONE City of Flint Situation Is Eased Somewhat by German Action prison involving little or no responsibility and that if no such place could be found for him that he be dismissed. "From the fact it is apparent that Mr. Day is wholly unsuited for such a position as that of guard at post 1 of the prison," j the report declared. Governor Dickinson sent Read to the prison to conduct an inquiry after a group of convicts escaped, killing Guard Inspector Fred Boucher with a shotgun as they fled. Read criticized parole board policies, said he had found some complaints of favoritism and against the food served in the prison but that he found no feel- said he felt the complaints about favoritism, were "the natural result" of the fact that some more likeable than men are others. flying boats had been shot down and that the raiders had scored "a probable hit on an English cruiser." Britain contended no important damage was inflicted by tin- raiders. At the same time Germany done were straightening out j ing of general unrest. legis- j The escape plot, he told the ] some of the kinks in the (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) A record breaking army of hunters headed into the Michigan northwoods today for the opening of the deer hunting season Wednesday. ' | Weather conditions were all in LOS ANGELES, Nov. H.—(A J )— i i'avor of the deer, and the con- say there has been no indica- Christmas, New Year's and j tion that he has changed his Fourth of July are important mind. dates on the calendar but to a A desire for peace exists on large proportion of Mason coun- .both sides of the party. Neither ty's hunting population none is | the president nor the anti-New more important than Wednes- j Deal Democrats would like to day, Nov. 15, which marks open- \ see control of the government lation already enacted. Leaders governor, was hatched merely by ing of the deer hunting season. A letter found in the pocket observation department's statist!- j starting Wednesday and con- Russell Stoddard, identified as a | cians pointed out that Mr. Aver- hinted at an even stiffer cam- Uormer bodyguard of Edward J.iage Hunter is far from being a i— 1-_„* T-»I!.,*.\_ _»_, . .. irvwrirfi tinin r^hirnpo xnrirf.sim^n. crack shot, so there probably will not be top great a reduction in the Michigan deer herd, which paign against British shipping. Berlin newspapers published lists of 29 British ships and five French vessels classified as armed merchantmen. Prominent display of the lists in all O'Hare, slain Chicago sportsman, was described today by Det.- Lieut. Leron Sanderson as "implicating" Stoddard in the case. | the department estimates at a Chicago police said the body- I million animals. The weather guard was not listed in their newspapers implied a warning I records and they had no mfor- to travelers and shippers mation concerning him. using these _vess;4e StodUard was stabbed, lour bureau said no general snow fall —a boon to the deer hunter- was in sight. tinning until the end of the month the most heard query in Mason county will be "Did you get your buck?" The season officially opens at dawn Wednesday. The birds and small game seasons attract their share of Mason county nimrods but none .pass to the Republicans. Yet, there are many who say that Mr. Roosevelt would refuse to support a Democratic presi- ! a group of inmates, members of ROLL CM since they are armed against times Monday night by two men . of Mackinac gave strength submarines and thus might be who accosted him on a down- conservation officers' prcdicti ' . '... ' .,,,„,-, is more eagerly awaited than A traffic .count at the Straits H " pnnoril , b ^ ,,,„,. ,,,„,(«>,., VK the subject of attack without warning. Negotiations between Finland and Soviet Russia came to a halt as the Finnish delegation left Moscow to report to their home government which had told them they could withdraw if there seemed no prospect of reaching a settlement on Russia's demands for territorial concessions. Belief was apparent in Moscow that the Finns would not that ""- na « a town street. Sanderson said the wounds, on an arm and in the abdomen, were superficial. But the 21-year-old chauffeur collapsed after two hours' questioning and was removed to a hospital unconscious. The letter, airmailed from Little Rock, Ark.. Saturday, was signed with the initials F R D Y N G. It contained a cryptic warning friends out return, but diplomats said that Russia hoped the " economic strain of Finland's mobilization would bring the Finns to terms eventually. SELECTED there where you are and we don't wont to lose you now." AS flUTOS COLLIDE Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tucker of Meade Township in DETROIT, Nov. 14.— (/P)— The HoSDJtal task of selecting 23 jurors for ___!__ the special federal grand jury n -_ u _ Five Michigan got under way today before Federal Judge Edward J. Moinet. Nine persons were under subpoena to appear as witnesses as soon as the selection of the jury and foreman was complete. Allen A. Dobey, assistant attorney general, and his staff will present evidence collected during an intensive period of undercover investigation. The inquiry, which hinges upon alleged violations of the anti-trust laws in the building industry, parallels grand jury investigations now in progress in several other cities throughout the United States. The grand jury will have jurisdiction over all of Southern Michigan, including such cities as Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Pontiac and Port Huron in addition to Detroit. head-on about two miles east of Freesoil Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. William Tucker, of Meade township, occupants of one auto, were taken to Mercy hospital in Manistee where they were still confined this morning. Mrs. Tucker, whose head struck the windshield, suffered painful cuts and bruises to her head and face and a fractured ankle. to tion that 170,000 hunters would jswarm the hunting grounds, 8.000 more than last year's record. Between midnight Saturday and midnight Sunday the state owned ferries of the highway department transported 2,883 vehicles across the Straits of Mackinac—all but 155 of them northbound—compared with the old single day's hunting season record of 2,773 vehicles transported on Nov. 13, 1938. In the Lower Peninsula other thousands of hunters gathered at their favorite spots and jammed hotels, lodges and cabins to capacity. Hundreds of tents and trailers appeared near Grayling and the streets of the city reflected the excitement of opening day as red coated hunters jostled one another good na- turedly. The statisticians said nine or more hunters would be killed by careless gunfire while in the woods if the normal trend continued, and many would be wounded. Twelve deer hunters were killed in 1934, four in 1935, nine in 1936, 14 in 1937 and eight last year, a five year total of 47 and an average of slightly more than nine a year. Deer Trap Brings Prison Sentence Among other materials consumed in automobile manufacture, hog fat and bristles equivalent to the yield of 36,000 animals, having a value of $405,000, were absorbed last year. •*-*—#-# * *—#—*—*—* * * * * * * #- ENTERTAINMENT ' at • i DANISH HALL I WEDNESDAY I EVENING, NOV. 15. * Hereafter, Every Fri- ' day Night Beginning * Friday, Nov. 24, at 8 p. m. Ducks, Chickens, Hams. lEveryione Welcome! -#—#—#—* — *_,*.—#_*— Mr. Tucker was painfully cut and remote control, bruised and it is feared he may WHITE CLOUD, Nov. 14.—(/P) —Melvin R. Stone, 62, of Bitely, will be able to spend the next six months to a year in Southern Michigan prison thinking about the hazards of hunting deer by deer season. most hunters iri garded as too conservative. The anti-New Dealers are likely to i fight bitterly against the nomination of any extreme New Dealer. i Both sides realize that a breach in their ranks anight be •equivalent to'handing the elec- , e : Herman Schoenbeck Pleads have internal injuries. Occupants of the other car included Albert Prettytlay and a woman and child, of Saginaw. They suffered minor injuries but were treated in Freesoil. Both autos were 'badly damaged. Carl Oldt Changes Plea to Guilty GRAND RAPIDS, Nov. 14.—(/P) —Carl K. Oldt, 42, former Pentwater State bank cashier, appeared before Federal Judge Fred M. Raymond today to change his plea from innocent to, guilty on an indictment charging embezzlement of approximately $1,300. The court continued Oldt's bond of $5,000 until Monday. CADILLAC ROBBERY CADILLAC. Nov. 14.—(/?)— Walter Larson, 33, a gasoline station attendant, was in a serious condition today and Kay Banford, 17-year-old high school Senior, was quoted by Chief of Police William Robinson as confessing beating Larson and robbing him of $30. Stone was sentenced to that term by Circuit Judge Earl C. Pugsley today after he pleaded iuilty to a charge of setting; a ioaded shotgun with a trip wire in a Newaygo county deer run. Stone told the court his only object was to obtain a little venison and that he had not intended to endanger other hunters. TWO iDIE IN CRASH MENOMINEE, Nov. 14.—(/P)— Mrs. Charles Baker, 40, and Mrs. James Costello, 38, both of Menominee, were killed today when their automobile was wrecked on US-41' ndar Stepherison. Cos-, tello, an employe of the Michigan Public Service commission, was injured. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Not quite so cool in southwest portion tonight. Somewhat warmer Wednesday. Detroit nnd Vicinity: Fair tonight and Wednesday: somewhat warmer Wednesday; gentle to moderate winds, inostjy south to southwest. The sun sets today at 5:12 and rises Wednesday at 7:22. The moon sets today at 8:21 p. m. Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 n. m.: Maximum 49, minimum 42. if not the latter's wholehearted support to win. Already, however, the Republicans, who are anxious to blow a fish horn through any harmony achieved by the Democrats, have teamed up with Northern Democrats to drag- that perennial noise-maker, the anti-lynching- bill, onto the floor of the House on the second Monday in January. This will set the Democrats to wrangling almost at the outset of the session, for most southern members oppose its enactment. Nor is there any way by which the House leaders can Nazi Reply To Proposal Will Be 'No' Mason county it is "the sport." , tion to the Republicans.^ The Although the majority of Mason county deer Hunters will do their stalking in this county or nearby, it is believed Mason county will be represented in most of the 14 counties in the Lower Peninsula open to deer hunting- and through most of the Upper Peninsula, for years a favored hunting ground of many local persons. All this week, cars heavily loaded with hunters and equipment have been seen headed toward the hunting areas in outlying sections or Mason county. Bucks Aplenty Advance reports indicate a good supply of bucks will be waiting for the army of deer hunters. Some Mason county hunters, who will do their shooting in Upper Peninsula climes, hied themselves away late last week in order to make camp and have everything in readiness for the big day. It is believed by some that Mason county may play host to a record number of hunters this year. Reports from the district east of Freesoil, state that hunters in large numbers have been pouring into that section ever since last Saturday, most of them bringing along house-trailers for quarters. The number of hunters in that region is expected to be fully as large as last year. From the Fountain and Walhalla sections comes reports that hunters began arriving over the week-end, many from points outside the state. Ho use-trailers and tents can be seen in profusion on favorite hunting grounds throughout the area while others, seeking larger quarters, have rented hunting lodges and cottages. These sections of Mason county never fail to attract their snare of both Mason county and state hunters. As is usually the case during the first part of the season, opening day hunters will not (Please turn to Page 8, Column 4) Great Lakes Coast Survey Ordered WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—(/P) —Major General Julian L. Schley, chief of army engineers, has ordered surveys of the coasts of the Great Lakes. District engineers at Detroit, Chkago, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Duluth were assigned field work on the Great Lakes survey, where local interests seek provision of harbors of refuge at various intervals along all five of the lakes. "In view of the marked increase in the use of recreational craft on inland waters," the department said, "the special Guilty and Is Sentenced to State Prison At a special session of circuit court^thls morning, Herman . .56, resident of Drive, with Goal of 2,000 Members, in Full Swing in County An additional list of American Red Cross roll call subscribers was submitted this morning \ by Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, i executive secretary of the Ma-' son county chapter. The drive, with a goal set at 2,000 memberships, got under way last Saturday and is now in full swing in the county. WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—(#>)' —Controversy over shipping restrictions in the neutrality lawi was stirred anew today toy Irish objections to being included in, the war zone and iby a proposal to prevent transfer of United States vessels to foreign flags. At the same time, another maritime problem—the case of the City of Flint — appeared, nearer solution when the German government ordered its warships not to interfere with the American freighter on heir way home. The action was taken, the state department was informed late Monday, with the understanding that the ship, captured by Germany as a contraband carrier and later ordered released by Norway, had landed its cargo at Bergen, Norway. The Irish complaint was made to the state department new roll call Ford lake', held since N6v. 5 oh a Brunke. Following are members: Ladies' Aid Methodist church; Mrs. William Mason, Mrs. Mabel Standish, Mrs. Bernard Wagner, Mrs. John Hemmer, Mrs. Hugh O'Donnell, Mrs. Christine Anderson, Mrs. Joe Wichtoski, Ralph Baushke, Mrs. George A. Smith, John Boehm, Wallace Blohm, Jay Pitcher, Leo Connelly« £aul Sehoenherr, Ben Adolf A. Berle, Jr., assistant secretary of state, that Eire had. been injured toy President Roosevelt's action in putting her in a "comibat zone" from which American ships are barred. Brennan said his country is neutral and will remain so; society, First | that she needs American prod- 'I felonious assault charge, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Max E. Neal to serve from six months to four years at the State Prison of Southern Michigan at Jackson. The minimum term was recommended. Schoentoeck was"* arrested Sunday, Nov. 5, by sheriff's department for an assault on a neighbor and companion, Er- Henry F. Brown, Lansing; Julia Karcher, Elizabeth Betka, Lena Christensen, Jessica Lee, Lavina Meir, Olga Messenger, Cathrine Utz, Cecil Huber, Mary Kilpatrick, Albert J. Johnson, Be Loyal club, Dan Dewey, Lars Benson, Viola Mallory, Mrs. Marie Abrahamson, Elmer Abrahamson, Mrs. M. Schoenfoerger, Alstrom & Anderson, Mrs. Al- nest Fitzjpatrick. The attack oc- j i'red Anderson, John Pehrson, curred in a cabin near Ford I Mrs. John Pehrson. lake. Fitzpatrick, struck about the head and shoulders with a shotgun, received scalp wounds but was not seriously hurt. For failing to live up to the terms of a previous sentence • T*.ii\jii uiii— AAV^ iikJVs J.\_, tAdV-A O V/CtH , > . ,, . shunt the toil! into a dark com- P a0scse d "1 circuit court ' Au &'- 12 ' mittee room and close the door 1 ? 35 ' R - J - JBe11 of Evart was 'behind it placed on temporary probation and ordered toy Judge Neal to BERLIN, Nov. 14.—(/P)—Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop today informed the Belgian and Netherlands envoys that Germany's reply to the joint mediation offer from the lowland nations would be a polite "no." The formal reply to the offer made Nov. 7 by the queen of the Netherlands and the king of the Belgians will be sent tonight to the Hague and Brussels with instructions to German envoys that it be presented Monday, informed sources said. The note was said to be only a page and a half in length and was drafted by Von Rib- bentrop who informed the two small nations of its contents today. •Von Ribbentro,p was said to have stated tnat Germany's reply was based on answers already received toy the two sovereigns from Britain and France which he said rendered peace impossible at this time. DIES^Tl^NSHOT •board of engineers believes there is need for harbors of refuge along the coasts of the OWOSSO, Nov. 14.— (A 1 )— Dewey Davis, 41, of Detroit, who was shot by his own gun last week when his doir discharged the weapon, died of his wounds Monday. WOMAN~CONViQTED SAGINAW, Nov. 14.—(/P)—A jury Monday night convicted Mrs. Beatrice McDavid, 45, of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her husband, Israel, last August. Mrs. McDavid testified she vals of about 30 miles." - shot her husband to keep him from beating her. make restitution to the amount of $200, $100 of which is to be paid before the January term of circuit court. Bell was originally arraigned in circuit court in 1935 on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, a charge to which he had pleaded guilty. Bell was brought in by Mason county sheriff's department. Hospital Donors' Names Announced Among the new names added in recent days to a list of donors to complete a new hospital building for Mason county, are: Miss Kate Hutcnins, Mrs. Jesse Wing Onley, Mrs. Maggie R. Butters, Ida Colman, Mr. and Mrs. John ChrLstensen, Junior Literary club of Ludington, Herman C. Klemm. From Pere Marquette carferries: Leland H. Kent, Roy Oquist, Miss Emilie Beebe, Miss Dorothy Sundholm, John Asuma, Simon Sieverson, Alfred Larsen, Burton Olsen, Viggo Jensen, Fred Larson, Burdette Ripley, Helmar Gunderson, Kay Anderson, Harold Gustafson. 'From Pere Marquette township: Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Jepson, Hiram F. Herrick, Miss Olive Conely, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pe- lawski, G. Milime, A. L. Swansby, Verne L. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lund, Peter Kjcldsen, C. Alstrom, Mrs. F. Nelson, Glen Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Christensen, George Sterns, William Klemm, Nels Jensen, W. H. Wolf, Mrs. Anna Abrahamson, Frank Martinkus, E. T. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Mrs. W. Paholski, Mrs. Mary Jabrocki. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kendall. Automobile parts, accessories and tires for replacement, and service equipment produced in the U. S. and Canada in the twelve months ending September 30, had a wholesale value of $1,243,236,000. Mrs. Anna B. Switzer, Mrs. H. Lou Miller, Miss Grace Beebe, Miss Alma Anderson, Miss Hilda Anderson, George A. Fillingim, Elizabeth Kloppman, Mrs. Geo. F. Liebetreu, Mrs. (Flora Clark, Mrs. J. N. Barber, H. E. Lindquist, Mrs. H. L. Lindquist, Mrs. James McKay, Mrs. H. A. Cowell, Mrs. James Fisher, Mrs. Mary Lysaght, Mrs. Clarence Hall, Anthony Bissell. acts—nparticularly cattle feed, fertilizers and wheat, and that the Irish government does not believe American ships would be endangered iby visiting her ports. Berle gave him assurances that the matter would receive study. Under the law, the president may redefine, the izdne fct any time. The proposal to prevent changing registry of American ships so that they could continue service to Eurbpean ports came from Senator Mead (D- NY). In a telegram to Chairman Bailey (D-NC) of the Senate commerce committee, Mead suggested that the committee, ,of which he is a member, prepare legislation to prevent transfers and also: 1. Provide subsidies to encourage the operation of temporary and emergency ship lines in "legal" waters. 2. Provide "adequate" care for seamen furloughed by curtailment of shipping due to the neutrality law. Attempt to Load Huge Snowmobile BOSTON, Nov. 14.— (fi>)— With the aid of the tide, workmen sought to coax a 27-ton juggernaut—the giant snowmobile, Penguin 1—aboard thie Motor- ship North Star today, in-order to permit the U. S. Antarctic expedition to move out for the frozen southland by about noon. Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the expedition's commander, and Dr. Thomas Poulter, designer of the big snow cruiser, decided to try and maneuver the Penguin aboard the North Star un- , der its own power, waiting until I the tide left the vessel's deck ' level with the dock. Ten feet of the cruiser's rear end was sliced off with acetylene torches so that the ponderous machine could be stowed on deck and fastened securely. The severed part, of course, will be re- welded in the Antarctic, where the snowmobile is to be used as an igloo on wheels for the government's expeditionary forces covering vast, uncharted areas. Ionia Warden Cracks Down on Escapers IONIA, Nov. 14.—WP)i—Warden J. Dodge, of the Michigan state reformatory, announced today that hereafter any prisoner who attempts to escape will be treated in the same manner as if his effort had been successful. Prisoners escaping have been sentenced to extra terms when recaptured. The warden said that any prisoners who make an unsuccessful attempt to escape will be brought into court for similar action. Until now unsuccessful escape attempts have brought only additional prison discipline. The warden said that Richard R. Cleveland, 23, of Detroit, failed in.an attempt to escape over the walls Monday. 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 beccme a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. THE NEWS. 'A DETROIT, Nov. 14.—(#>)—Peter McGavin, leader of the AFL United Automobile Workers' local in the Plymouth plant of Chrysler corporation, said today members of his union worked for one hour in the plant this morning. Virtually all Chrysler operations in this area have been suspended for weeks because of a dispute between the corporation and the CIO United Automobile Workers, which received 80 percent of the votes in a recent, national labor relations board election in Chrysler plants. McGavin said "2,000 of our members went to work today at Plymouth, because the management reported the place was open for work, and we are not on strike." Shortly before noon a Plymouth UAW-AFL committee appeared at the State Unem- plpyment Compensation " commission office to demand unemployment benefits for UAW- AFL members out of work in Chrysler plants. The "commission last week ruled no Chrysler employes were eligible for such benefits.

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