The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on November 15, 1939 · Page 1
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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 15. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. 500 TO 800 ARE KILLED FLAMES JAP ARMIES BEGIN DRIVE IN SO. CHINA Major Developments Expected There Before Europe's War Can Get Under Way (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Japanese landing forces today started a new South China drive that promised major military developments sooner than Europe's stalemated Western front, where highly equipped armies of the great ipowers face one another in relative inactivity. Combined army and navy forces landed near Pakhoi, on the Kwangtung coast, and headed inland against Chinese defenders. The scene of the new Japanese drive, apparently aimed at getting a stronger grip on the South China coast, is only 75 miles east of French Indochina and about 300 miles west of British Hongkong. Japan "will adhere strictly to the policy hitherto pursued toward third powers," the Tokyo foreign office announced. Japan's last offensive, a southward push in Hunan province, was repulsed by the Chinese after bitter fighting early in October. The European war moved along principally as a conflict at sea, an economic battle and a war of nerves. France said there was "reduced activity during the night" on the Western front and Germany reported "no special events except minor local artillery fire." A German submarine, credited by the German high command with sinking 26,000 tons of enemy shipping, returned to her base escorting an unidenti-| fied prize vessel. ' New trouble flared in the protectorate which* Germany created out of former Czecho-Slovakia. Two 'thousand Czech students demonstrated against the government over the death of a 24-year-old student, tout were dispersed before clashing with police. Finland greeted her delegates who returned from Moscow after failing to reach any agreement with Soviet Russia over! Russian demands for territorial concessions. Commenting on an official Soviet news agency dispatch that Finland would be forced to terms within seven months, Dr. Juho Kusti Paaslkivi, chief of the Finnish delegation, said: ' "Such calculations are obviously erroneous. We can hold out much longer." One Killed, One Injured In Early Deer Hunting Minor Accident Occurs Near Freesoil; John Lund Gets First Buck What in all probability was the first accident of the deer hunting season which opened in Michigan today, was reported to have occurred shortly after dawn in the eastern part of the county near Freesoil as hundreds of red-clad hunters invaded the swamps and woods of Mason county's abundant hunting grounds. According to reports, Ray Dole of Kalamazoo and a companion whose name could not be learned, arrived in the Freesoil region early this morning and began loading their rifles. Dole, apparently, after loading his gun set it down and it Ls be- WPA Projects Closed All Mason county WPA road and Hamlin street /projects have been shut down for duration of the deer hunting season, it was announced this morning by Andrew Larsen, WPA timekeeper. Purpose of suspending operations on these projects, he said, is to avoid danger of workers being struck by stray bullets or injured in any other way while' "the Mason county forests are filled with hunters. The projects" will be je- sumed Dec. 1, and workers /will be allowed to make up lost time, Mr. Larsen declared. Ray Morris, of Detroit, Is First Fatality of Annual Season (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) A few hours after the opening of the Michigan deer hunting season Wednesday one hunter was fatally injured and another was injured. Ray Morris, 42, of Detroit, was accidentally shot by his brother-in-law, Ray McFeely, of Detroit, at Buck Creek, 10 miles from East Tawas, and died shortly before 10 a. m. Tens of thousands of hunters were in the field. An exceptionally large number of women hunters were noted. Weather Archer Scores WEST BRANCH, Nov. 15.—(/P) —Eighteen-year-old Rex Heideman, of Yale, bagged a deer Tuesday, and in legal fashion. He brought the buck down with an arrow on the final day of the bow and arrow hunting season. BILLY, ELEANOR ARE WED WASHINGTON, Nov. IS.—(IP) —The coast guard completed today the emergency recruiting which has marked one of the biggest expansions in its 149 years. In about six weeks, the coast guard has added 900 men to fill up old quotas, with an additional 2,000 authorized by President Roosevelt. This brought the total of its enlisted men to about 14,000. Shortly before the European war started, the coast guard began growing by absorbing the 150-year-old lighthouse service from the commerce department, by initiating a "reserve" of sportsmen motor boat owners, and iby conducting schools to train merchant seamen. When the war ibrought about establishment of a neutrality patrol, the coast guard sent 20 of its biggest cutters out to join the navy off the Atlantic coast. The coast guard and the navy first patrolled side by side, but since the onslaught of winter on the "great circle" shipping routes off New England, the coast guard has taken over this vital ipart of the patrol alone. Its men and boats have been hardened to rough water by long years of life saving. WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Generally fair tonight and Thursday. No decided change in temperature. ^otrolt and Vicinity: Pair tonight ?"d Th i lrs<lay: no decided change in temperature; moderate to fresh winds m 22« y south to southwest. The sun sets today at 5:11 and rises Thursday at 7:23. The moon sete today &lr U.I I p. HI, Temperature at coast guard station for 24 hours ending at 7 a .m.: Maximum 51, minimum 36 lieved a twig accidentally struck the trigger, discharging the gun sending a bullet into his shoulder. Rushed to Scottville for treatment, examination disclosed he was not seriously hurt, suffer- 4PS . only a, superfigjal ^flesh wound. .The hunters, with their fill of hunting for this year at least, decided to return to Kalamazoo rather than return to the woods. John Lund, grocery store operator on South Washington avenue, Is believed to be the first Mason county hunter to bag his buck. Hunting southeast of Baldwin near Star lake John spotted his game and made the kill about 7:55 a. m. At 8:30 a. m. John claims he had his deer completely dressed and ready to return home. The deer, a six pointer weighing in the neighborhood of 150 pounds, was the first reported in Ludington. John was hunting with a companion from Indiana. Now that he has bagged his deer, Mr. Lund is out after bigger game. Shortly after 1 p. m. he left for the woods again, this time in quest of bear. How successful other hunters nave been during the morning was not known up to 1 a m Reports were expected to start dribbling in during the afternoon. conditions were unfavorable for the opening day with temperatures ranging from 35 to 45 degrees. By 10:30 a. m. conservation officers had made 58 arrests for various law violations. Deer rifles began popping at dawn, the first legal hour of the shooting season, throughout tne3 4,500 square miles of territory open to the hunters. Conservation officers estimated the first day would see at least 170,000 men and women in the i field for the greatest rush of hunters in the state's history. Early morning temperatures ranged high into the thirties even at the northernmost Upper Peninsula hunting grounds, and lack of snow made the woods noisy, favoring the sharp-eared Ij-saa-ry. Meteorologists predicted colder weather by Friday, however, with probable snow to make tracking easier. NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—>(/P)— Producer Billy Rose and his aquacade star, Eleanor Holm, honeymooned at home_ today. They were married Tuesday in the chambers of State Supreme Court Justice Ferdinand E. Pecora with Ben Bernie, the orchestra leader, as best man and Mrs. Bernie as matron of honor. The quiet was broken only by the popping of flash bulbs —40 photographers and reporters attended the ceremony —and three telegraph messenger boys singing "Happy Wedding to You." -, Rose—who was wed under I his full name, William Samuel ! Rosenberg—said business would keep him and his bride in New York for a while but they later would take a trip to South America. It was the second marriage for both. The producer's divorce from Comedienne Fannie Brice became final recently. Miss Holm's first husband was Art Jarrett, orchestra leader. Minor Quake Is Reported in East PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15.— ^"T A ten-second earthquake shook the eastern seaboard from Baltimore to Tenton N J., just before 10 o'clock Tuesday night but apparently caused no serious injuries or property damage. Seismographs at the Franklin institute here and Fordham university, New York placed the center of the quake at a point near Westville, N. J., just across the Delaware river from Philadelphia. The earthquake was a vigorous one for this region but, as F. Wagner Schlesinger, in charge of Franklin institute seismographs, put it: "A good Californian wouldn't have paid any attention to this at all," The shocks hit an area about 130 miles long and 30 miles wide, and frightened residents of Northern Maryland, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Washtenaw Official Given Prison Term ANN ARBOR, Nov. 15.—(£>tu_ Emmett M. Gibb, former Washtenaw county clerk, was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Tuesday > when a circuit court jury found him guilty of embezzling relief funds handled through his office. Gibb resigned as county clerk last May. He was accused of embezzling funds totaling $5,547. Defense Attorney John W. Conklin said he would appeal to the state supreme court, Truckers of Neighboring State Must Buy License to Cross Line Says Farm Problem Is Still In Recovery Path PEORIA, 111., Nov. 15.—(#>)— Louis J. Taber, master of the National Grange, told the organization's 73rd annual convention today that "we have not yet solved our farm problem, and it remains with us as one of the great unanswered steps toward recovery." | Proof that the farmer is not receiving his share of the national income is evidenced by the fact, Taber said in his LANSING, Nov. 15.— Secretary of State Harry F. . _._. . ____________ , Kelly said today that his appli-l'in the last "decade farmers" re- cation of principles of highway I ceiyed barely 10 percent of the prepared keynote address, that reciprocity had led to demands by Wisconsin truckers, who find themselves barred from Michigan unless they buy Michigan license plates, for a special session of their legislature to repeal "unfair" license law provisions. Kelly applied the theory in reverse, on the theory that "what's sauce for the 'goose is sauce for the gander.",His order to turn Wisconsin truckers without -Michigan licenses back at the state line went out Oct 25. Since that time, he reported today, state department operatives in the Upper Peninsula have ticketed 165 trucks from Wisconsin for operating over Northern Michigan highways without Michigan licenses. Michigan licenses were purchased for approximately 25 percent of the vehicles, he added, yielding his Menominee branch $3,000 in additional revenues. Kelly said he had replied to informal protests from Wisconsin state officials with a reminder of three unfulfilled "promises" that their legislature would take steps toward a suggested reciprocity agreement whereby truckers of both states might use the highways of both states upon payment of a single license fee. Masse Examination Postponed to Dec. 6 Examination of Mrs. Joseph Masse of Ludington on charges of negligent homicide and failure to stop at the scene'of an accident, originally scheduled to be held before Justice Henry Seeba Thursday morning, has been postponed to 10 a. m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, it was learned today. Postponement was granted at the request of F. E. W_etmore of Hart, attorney for the defendant, who because of' conflicting business interests would be unable to be present this national income, including government benefit payments. "The farmer's condition is brought into bold relief/' he continued, "when we remember that during this same period he has educated, housed, clothed, and fed 31 percent of the youth of our land." During the last 10 years, Master Taber said that prices received by farmers were' only equal to 78 percent of the prices they paid for commodities, goods and services used in rural life. This makes the farm dollar 22 percent below par and "it is more than coincidence that approximately 20 .percent of the nation's labor is unemployed. "This proves that America's greatest need is economic bal- Such disparity cannot be corrected by legislation alone. Until labor and industry will meet agriculture in solving this problem, depression will continue. Payrolls, business activity and advanc- iiiR farm prices go hand in hand." THINK STRIKE AT CHRYSLER IS NEAR END Contract Negotiations Enter Final Stages with Only Minor Changes Ahead DETROIT, Nov. 15.— (XP) — Hopes for an early settlement of Chrysler corporation's labor dispute mounted today as Federal Conciliator James F. Dewey reported contract negotiations were entering the final stages. Dewey said representatives of both sides appeared "decidedly hopeful" during Tuesday's sessions and that "only a difference of wording" remained to be ironed out in the CIO United Automobile Workers' seniority and grievance proposals. The union was to produce a draft of its wage proposals today, he said. Homer Martin, president of the AFL division of the UAW, accused the UAW-GIO of prolonging the dispute which has kept more than 58,000 Chrysler workers idle and affected tens of thousands more in allied industries. Martin' issued an appeal to members of his union to return to work today, but police estimated less than 700 of the more than 10,000 Plymouth workers entered the plant this morning They punched their time cards, remained about an hour and then went home because of lack of parts supplied by the Dodge division where the dispute between the UAW-CIO and the corporation began. About 1,200 pickets marched at the Dodge main plant in Suburban Hamtramck, but other divisions of the corporation were quiet. "We demand," Martin said in a telegram to R. J. Thomas, UAW-CIO president!, "that intimidation cease, strong-arm squads be disbanded and that the workers be permitted to return to their jobs without molestation. You and the CIO have needlessly cost the workers millions of dollars in lost wages. To Place Cornerstone In Jefferson Memorial M. Guggenheim Is Dead in New York NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Murry Guggenheim, capitalist member of the famous copper mining family, died today. Guggenheim, long identified with philanthropic work in New York, died at Ms Fifth avenue home after an illness of several days. He was 81. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Leonie Bernheim Guggenheim, a son and a daughter. With his father and three brothers, Guggenheim organized the firm of M. Guggenheim's Sons in 1881, which merged its smelting and refining branches in 1901 with the American Smelting and Refining company. Guggenheim was a director of the Yukon Gold company, the Nevada Northern Railway company, the Utah Copper company, the Kennecott Copper company, Keno Hill, Ltd., the Minerec corporation and the Pacific Tin corporation. Antarctic Expedition Leaves For South Today BOSTON, Nov. 15.—(X) 3 )— land. Without the slightest fanfare, the first half of Uncle Sam's Antarctic expedition sailed away from frigid Boston today on the first leg of the long journey for the frozen south- Kuhn Attorneys Study Testimony NEW YORK, NOV. 15.— (JP)>— Attorneys for Fritz Kuhn, who is accused of looting the German-American ibund, today studied an accountant's testimony he had found discrepancies of $3,678 in the bund's financial records. Defense counsel was granted an adjournment until Thursday of Kuhn's larceny and forgery trial after Benjamin Blattner, accountant for District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey's. office, completed his testimony Tuesday. Blattner testified that the Bund's defense fund book on Oct. 24, 1938, showed a balance of $4,424.22 tout that the actual bank balance on that date was only $745.38, thus leaving an unexplained shortage of $3,678.84. Kuhn is charged with stealing $5,641 from the ibund. Assistant District Attorney Herman J. McCarthy indicated Blattner probably was the last witness the state would call. Just before dawn the Motor- ship North Star—loaded down with everything- from food to phonograph records, from sled dogs to a 27-ton snow cruiser— cast off her lines at the army base and slid quietly down the harbor enroute to Philadelphia. All the goodbyes were said, the farewell ceremonies completed, the final kisses ex- i changed, Tuesday, and with the declaration that he believed Little America might provide a new and "safer" base for a United States-Australian air trail, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the expedition's leader, gave the signal for the take-off. After a halt in the outer harbor to make compass adjustments, the North Star's next stop was to be Philadelphia to pick up some airplanes. After that she will head for Panama, then for New Zealand and finally for the expedition's west ibase in the Antarctic. Next week, the second ship in the expedition, the Barkentine Bear, will follow the North Star on the 12,000-mile journey. They expect to keep a rendezvous about New Year's day before establishing the toases at which the explorers hope to live for about 13 months. By thus occupying the frozen lands of the south Polar region, they hope to strengthen previous U. S. claims on the territory. WASHINGTON, Nev. 15.—(/P) —President Roosevelt limbered up his right arm today to tap into place the cornerstone of a $3,000,000 memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The ceremony was the denouement of a long controversy over erecting a capital memorial to the third president. There was some agitation in Congress for constructing an auditorium or other public building, and even after a commission, appointed in 1934, decided on a monumental structure of marble housing a statue of Jefferson, there was spirited debate over the manner of choosing an architect and the location. The commission decided finally on a memorial of classic design. it will consist of a circular white marble building surrounded by Columns and surmounted by a dome. The marble-lined room in the interior will contain a heroic standing figure of Jefferson. Kimball Favored in Court Ruling A decision dismissing charges against Len Kimball of Ludington, operator of the Coffee Pot cafe on South James street, was handed down by Judge Max E. Neal following Tuesday's special session of circuit court. Kimball, arrested twice during the latter part of August for operating a restaurant without a transient trader's license, was found guilty Sept. 1 by a justice court jury. At the time Justice Lester Blodgett assessed him costs of $17.25 and fined him $25, the fine to apply on a transient trader's license when paid. Kimball appealed the case to circuit court. The case had come up at the October term but Judge Neal refrained from rendering an opinion at the time pending further study. Kimball's appeal assailed legality of the city's transient trader's ordinance, claiming that, even if legal, it was not applicable to him. Both the defense and prosecution admitted he was a resident of the city for a period in excess of one year before he opened his place of business. From the evidence, Judge Neal declared prosecution could not be sustainecfTthe defendant being discharged. Prominent Local Businesswoman Stricken with Heart Attack During Night Death came suddenly of heart attack early today for Mrs. John A. Sherman, well- known Ludington resident and prominent local businesswoman for many yeara. j She had gone late Tuesday I afternoon to the home of her niece, Mrs. Maurice Kistler of Summit township, to be a guest for the night. Taken with a heart attack after retiring, she summoned Mrs. Kistler who in turn called a physician. Death came quickly, however, about 3:30 a. m. Funeral services, it was announced this noon, will be held Friday from Community church, Rev. Paul Haskell Clark officiating. The body will be taken from Dorrell funeral home to the Sherman home, 401 North Rath avenue, Thursday. It will be removed to Community church at noon Friday and will lie in state at the church from 12 o'clock until the hour of the services, 2 p. m. Burial will toe in Lakeview cemetery. Born in Chicago Born in Chicago April 16, 1878, Mrs. Sherman's maiden name was Miss Vessie May Wright. As a young girl she came to Mason county to reside with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wright, early settlers of this region. Prior to her marriage she taught school for seven years in Mason county. She was married in Chicago in 1904 to John A. Sherman of this city, the couple returning to Ludington to make their home. Mr. Sherman was at that time in business with his brother, Frank Sherman, the Sherman Book store toeing one of the pioneer businesses of the city, having been established by the two brothers in 1878. The 'business was moved to the Masonic building on Ludington avenue when that struc- (Please turn to rage 3, Column 2) Progress Is Made in Red,Cross Drive One hundred and fifteen more memberships in the American Red Cross have been received since Tuesday according to announcement made this morning by Mrs. Elna C. Schumacher, executive secretary, Mason county chapter. They are: S. W. Conklin, Mrs. S. W. Conklin, Mrs. George Adams, Mrs. L. J. Anderson, Mrs. L. S. Anderson, Mrs. A. H. Burch, Mrs. Owen Gavigan. F. A. Anderson, Mrs. F. A. Anderson, Sidney R. Caswell, Mrs. Emma Cooper, Fred Larson, Mrs. Lillian Keeler, Charles Peterson, Mrs. Walter Gillespie, Mrs. C. O. Dittmer, Mrs. Charles Thompson. Mrs. H. J. Dipple, Mrs. L. M. Spoor, Mrs. Henry Kronlein, Mrs. Arthur Dewey, Mrs. Earl Gillis, Robert Carrier, Mrs. Roland Benedict, Wallace Kuras, Superior Cleaners, Anderson's Service, Park Store, Suburban Service. Miller's Super Service, John S. Sniegowski, Home Service Studio, Schmock's Service, Mrs. Claude Rock, Anthony Abair, Mrs. John F. Swanson, Mrs. R. Schmidt, Mrs. J. R. Adams, Lyle Campbell, Mrs. Lawrence Caine, Paul A. Marks, Lakeshore Study club, Mrs. J. J. Bennett, Mrs. William Hasentoank Jr. Mrs. Roy Johnson, Marius Obel, Mrs. A. Forsleff, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilde, C. A. Peter(.Please turn tu rage 8, Column HUNT IN LAKE FOR BODIES OF VICTIMS Residents Are Trapped in Large Numbers as Wooden Village Burns CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 15. — (&) — Volunteer workers searched Lake Maracaibo" today for the bodies of 500 to 800 persons estimated to have died in a fire which swept the oil town of Laguinillas, a village of wooden shacks perched on stilts at the water's edge. While the searchers paddled through floating debris and charred ipiling—all that remained of the shanty town 1 which housed 2,500 natives employed in the great oil" fields nearby—the government mobilized its resources to aid the survivors. Airplanes brought scores of doctors and nurses to aid in the relief work, while additional first aid parties and supplies were rushed by boat from the other side of the lake— 60 miles away. National guard detachments took over the tast of maintaining order. President Eleazar Lopez Contreras, who decreed three days of mourning throughout the nation, quickly raised a relief fund of 355,000 bolivars ($11,050), which was swelled by subscriptions taken up in many Venezuelan towns and cities., Temporary quarters for the injured and homeless were hastily established in the nearby towns of Ciudad Ojeda and Bachquero. Recovery of the bodies of the victims, many of whom were believed to have been children, was hindered by the debris which covered the water." Approximately 100 bodies had been recovered Tuesday night, and authorities could only guess at the number still lying beneath the wreckage. Hundreds of weeping survivors who lost relatives in the holocaust lined the shores as the search progressed. The cause of the tire, under investigation by_a special commission composed of three cabinet ministers, remained' uncertain, but was ggnerally at-* tributed to the explosion of-a kerosene lamp in one of the shacks. PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Nov. 15. — (ff>) —Thirty-two navy men, snatched from death last May after the Submarine Squalus sank in 40 fathoms, bid farewell today to the ill-starred craft but make no secret of the fact that they hoped it was only to be "au revoir." Formal orders decommissioning the submersible from service were in the hands of her commander, Lieutenant Oliver F. Naquin. His final duty on the vessel he saw carry 26 comrades on their last dive was to read the orders sending all members of the crew elsewhere. • Naquin himself will go to San Diego and three fellow officers, Lieut. John Nichols, Lieut. William T. Doyle, and Lieut. Robert Robertson, will go to the submarine base at New London. •> None of the men will leave the submarine service. They will go where they are needed most— the enlisted men to New London in a group for the time-being. All of them want to rejoin her when she is ready to put to sea again. BULL KI1LS FARM HAND CHELSEA, Nov. 15.—(#>)—-Harold Koch, 26-year-old- Sylvan township farm hand, died in a Jackson hospital today of injuries suffered when he was gored by a bull Tuesday. The animal attacked Koch while he was working in the barnyard on the Fred W. Notten farm. Both of,, the youth's lungs were punctured. CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. It is the right and doty 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. ; - • - i THE NEWS.

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