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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 16. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. RUSSIAN PRESS AT FINLAND Supreme Court Justice Butler Is Dead HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH SINCE SUMMER Had Been One of Only Two Conservative Members Remaining on Tribunal WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. —Associate Justice Pierce Butler of the supreme court died today. The 73-year-old justice entered a hospital for treatment of bladder trouble last summer, and with the exception of two weeks when he was able to return to his home, he had remained there since. His death meant that President Roosevelt's appointees would be in the majority on the court. Mr. Roosevelt has named four of those' on the nine-man tribunal. Butler was a Democrat, but officials of the Roosevelt administration had termed him one of the two "conservative" members of the court, the other being Justice James C. McReynolds. 'Although Butler was the third oldest of tne Justices— Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, like McReynolds, is 77 —he had been reported in robust health during the turn of court which ended last June. Butler ranked next to McReynolds as the tribonal's leading dissenter. Major decisions to Butler ( eluded rulings Dies Today FEDERAL JURY STUDIES CASE AGAINST G. M. Auto Manufacturing Firm Charged with Violation of Anti-Trust Laws PIERCE BUTLER stitutional the 1938 agricultural adjustment act, holding that a group of private power companies could not attack the constitutionality of the Tennessee Valley Authority power .program, and that a state may impose an income tax on salary received by federal em- ployes. Butler was the only Catholic on the court. Surviving are Mrs. Butler and the following children: Pierce Butler, Jr., William Butler, Francis Butler, all of St. Paul; Leo Butler, and Miss Margaret Butler, of Washington, and Mrs. Edward K. Dunn, of Baltimore. American Federation of Labor Demands 10 Percent Increase for Workers HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16.—</P)— The threat of a general walkout of 35,000 American Federation of Labor workers in motion picture studios faced the film industry today. Unless all AFL union men working in the studios are grant- .e* a wage increase of 10 per- lust term in-1 C0IU by 2 30 p. m. (PST) next ofding con- Monday, there will be a general CHICAGO, Nov. 16.—(/P)—The bookies' loudspeakers were as silent as a tornb today. In thousands of betting rooms from coast to coast the voices relaying Information from the nation's race tracks were missing for the first time in many years. Rendered inarticulate by the dissolution of Nationwide News Service, Inc., a vast wire network, the loudspeakers remained as silent testimonials to federal opposition to the bookie business. On orders from M. L. Annenberg and his associates in Nationwide News Service, who acted because of government opposition, the flow of turf information to clients throughout the nation, Canada and Cuba was stopped Wednesday night. x Many bookies apparently viewed the development as a challenge to their ingenuity and started devising new methods of getting turf news. Traffic was at from nine o'clock Heavy Fogs Delay Shipping at Sault SAULT STE. MARIE, Nov. 16.— </P)—A heavy fog, similar to that in which two Canadian steamers 'collided off Whitfish point early Wednesday, shrouded the entire St. Mary's river Wednesday night, delaying inter-lake shipping more than nine hours. a standstill .__ Wednesday night until six a. m. today and shortly after the mist began to rise approximately 40 vessels were lined up awaiting passage through the Sault locks. The two damaged steamers, Huronic and Brulin, are in Sault, Ontario, today undergoing temporary repairs before proceeding to drydocks. No one was injured when the vessels collided head-on in the fog off Whitefish Wednesday. The bows of the ships were damaged but estimates were not available. walkout of the AFL workers the, following morning, union leaders 1 said. William Bioff, chairman of the newly formed conference of studio unions, an AFL organization, delivered the union ultimatum after a producer-labor committee meeting which lasted nearly two hours. Twelve thousand technicians bearing cards under the AFL International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are already benefiting by the 10 percent wage increase. Bioff declared the 24,000 additional AFL workers "will benefit by the wage increase, nor none will." Meyer Lewis, representative on the west coast of William Green, AFL president, backed up Bioff in the demand. "The producers presented figures showing the effects of the European war upon the receipts of the studios and stated it was necessary for the studios to make substantial retrenchments, rather than give any increases at the present time," read a statement issued by Eddie Mannix, chairman of the producers' committee. Lost Is Found Tin Returned to Owner After Being Lost Over 25 Years Given up for lost many years ago, a valuable keepsake was returned to its owner, Mrs. G. O. Switzer, 302 Lakeshore drive, through a strange set of circumstances this week. A million-to-one chance, it happened this way: Over 25 years ago Mrs. Switzer lost a pin given her by the government at the close of the Spanish-American war, signifying her services as a nurse in that conflict. The pin was highly valued by her, only 45 of them being issued in the nation. She lost it while attending a baseball .game at Culver park in the days of the Michigan Central league. Whether lost at the park or enrbute' to or from her home, she didn't know. Last week, while spading in the garden of hiis grandmother, Mrs. Anna H. Shafer, 407 North Harrison Walter street, Lindquist what appeared to 12-year-old unearthed •be an em- Red Cross Annual Roll Call Chairmen SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 16.— (/P)—The federal court jury in the General Motors corporation anti-trust trial asked Special Judge Walter C. Lindley for special instructions today after deliberating fifteen and one-half hours. The jury foreman asked the judge whether the defendants would be guilty of restraining trade and commerce if the evidence showed there was a conspiracy and coercion. The /government alleged General Motors dealers were coerced into using the financing facilities of the General Motors acceptance cor- pooration. Judge Lindley explained to the jurors that they had to dfi- termine first whether there wasj a conspiracy and then whether that conspiracy was in restraint of trade. The judge advised the jurors it was "very desirable that they reach a verdict," and that they should "be aware of the time, effort and money that a trial of this kind involves." The jury remained in the court room forty minutes and then retired to resume it deliberation?. The jury went out at 6:35 o'clock here Wednesday night to deliberate charges that the world's largest automobile manufacturer, with three other firms (Please turn to Page 8, Column 5) Red Cross Continues Toward Its Goal Driving steadily toward its goal of 2,000 memberships, Mason county chapter of the American Red Cross this morning reported an additional list of roll call subscribers. They are: Catholic Daughters of America,. Mrs. H. W. Arft, Mrs. H. A. Brockhaus, Mrs. Neil Mclsaac, Mrs. G. W. Hawley, Mrs. W. A. Miller, Herbert Dunbar, A. "Watts, A. T. Benson, N. J. Bockstanz, Thomas Twining, Tallman school, A. Marek, Rudolph Sindelar, L. Halliday, George Rader, Frank Scovill, Paul O'brecht. Tallman Sunday school, John Wooster, Mathew Gaina, Mrs. Harry Griffith, Frank Horazy, James Rathbun, Mrs. Alex Sau- ibeit, Mrs. J. Henry Kentz, Mrs. F. C. Ewing, Dr. A. E. Rasmussen, Daisy Webster, W. F. Fortier, R. S. Hamp, Irma C. Kennedy, Mrs. Florence Kennedy, Earl Schrink, H. C. Schrlnk & Sons, Larsen's Food Store, Wife Saving Station. Casa Loma, Jensen's Service, Todd-L-Inn, Marvel Shoppe, H. W. S. Vivian, left, and Howard N. Willoughby, right, co-chairmen of the 1939 roll call of the Mason county chapter, American Red Cross, are shown reviewing —Daily News Photo. plans and progress to date. The annual campaign, now in full swing in Mason county, opened Armistice day, Nov. 11, to continue until Nov. 30. Deer Hunters Continue Quest In Picnic Weather Reports of Success by Mason County Hunters Continue to Come In Reports of a fairly successful opening of the deer nunting season continue to come in with none~ Indications Throughout State Are That Good Kill Made Will Be bucks being bagged in about the same numbers as opening day last year. (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) iiK for snow but promised Michigan's thousands of Local Prognasticators Disagree On Forecasts Charley Mills and Leander "Duz" Brant, Ludington's prominent amateur weather forecasters, couldn't agree today on whether it's going to be an "open" or a "shut" winter. Their long-awaited predictions, forthcoming today, read like this: deer hunters continued the chase today under conditions almost as suitable for basket Returning hunters bring re- j picnics as lor buck-trailing. blem. Putting it in his pocket, he showed it a few days later to his teacher, Miss Glidden Lemon, at Longfellow school. On the back was engraved "Anna Barbara Jensen," Mrs. Swltzer's maiden name. The name sounded familiar so Miss Lemon investigated. So this week, after more than a quarter of a century, the pin was returned to its owner. When crows have a gathering in a field, a lookout sentinel always la on guard to give alarm if danger nears. ,.. . R. Anderson, Grundeman, R. P. Miller, Leo Fred Rohrmoser, Sherman's Gift Shoppe, Joseph Sahlmark, Jacob Lunde, Ralph Sheldon, William Tarr, William Castonia, Roy Jensen, Charles Clausen, Webb's Barber shop, James H. Meyer, Hans Aibrahamson, J. F. Mark, G. D. Caplon & Son. Stores to Close 'During Funeral Ludington stores are requested to close during funeral services Friday afternoon for Mrs. John .A. Sherman, long-time Ludington 'business woman who died suddenly early Wednesday ports of about the same number of hunters as last year although in the Freesoil district it is estimated the number is slightly larger. Up to noon today over a dozen kills had been reported to The News. One of the largest bucks killed on opening day in the county was , reported to have fallen before W. j E. Thaxton who hunted near i Branch with his son, Harold. A \ six-pointer, the buck weighed in | the neighborhood of 200 pounds, j Harold also brougnt back a deer, | although not as large as his father's. It was, however, a fitting father and son act. Roger Rasmussen, 508 East Danaher street, and Tom Pell of Grand Rapids, son of C. Leonard Pell each got four-point bucks Wednesday morning, the former about 9 a. m. and the latter about 11 a. m. The bucks, averaging about 130 pounds, were killed near Branch. Ossie Harrell of Ludington returned early Wednesday afternoon with his buck, a six-point anirhal weigning in the neighborhood of 140 pounds. Mr. Harrell hunted near Fountain. Scores Early Carl Schmock, service station operator, reported getting his deer shortly before 9 a. m. Wednesday while hunting in the Ward hills, northeast of Branch. Weighing about 125 pounds, the (Please turn to Page 8, Column 1) Nevertheless, reports of bags were frequenr-. and a growing list of successful hunters indicated the 50,000 anticipated kill might not have been too large an estimate. Conservation officials and tPleass turn tu r*ge 8, Column 1) of heart attack. Mrs. Sherman was proprietor of Sherman's Gift shop, 223 South James street. The store was established in Ludington by her husband and brother-in- law in 1878, 'being one of the Spring Again G, II. Young Reports Summer Birds on His Walhalla Ranch An unusual scene for Nov. 15, opening day of the deer hunting season, was noted by G. H. Young oi Riverview ranch, south of Walhalla when he stepped out in his yard Wednesday morning. What should he see 'but several robins, orioles and even Baltimore canaries flitting about, a situation unparalleled in Mr. Young's memory. How times have changed, Mr. Young thinks, from deer season opening days in the past when hunters went out with at least a little snow to help track down deer. Due to unseasonable warm weather, it is suggested that if hunters can find no deer, they can at least pick a few flowers to while away spare moments. Says Railroad Business Increasing Thru Nation WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—<#>) , competitors regulated in the —The railroads are undergoing j same way they are and they a change "from a famine of! should have fair and equal business to a feast," Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) said today, adding that this would eliminate the necessity for subsidies treatment instead of special favors." He said that the railroads, on the whole, "have . come or big government loans to the j through the last carriers. Wheeler, chairman of the firms. of Ludington Chamber of Commerce asks that merchants close from 2 to 3 ip. m. Services will toe held from Community church at 2 p. m. WEATHER Lower Michigan; Generally fair tonight and Friday. Cooler Friday and in extreme north portion tonight. Detroit and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Friday; cooler Friday; fresh winds, mostly southwest to west. The sun sets today at 5:10 and rises Friday at 7:24. The moon seta tonight at 10:15. Temperature at coast tor 24 hours ending at 7 mum 54, minimum 46, Senate interstate commerce committee, said that legislation still the Interstate Commerce commission. Such ' legislation was approved by both House and. Senate earlier this year. Wheeler said a joint committee probably would meet Dec. 10 to" adjust differences between the two 'bills. He predicted final enactment early in 1940. "The great upturn in railroad business definitely eliminates any necessity for government subsidies or huge government loans to the carriers," Wheeler told reporters. "Railroads are entitled to have their 10 as years well of as SAYS LEANDER "DUZ" BRANT, 81-year-old Ludington trapper and woodsman who makes an annual prediction on the 'basis of birds, insects, plants, trees and other signs of nature: 'Tell 'em there won't be any hard winter this year. I haven't been able to get out at all but from what the boys tell me I don't reckon we 11 have much snow or cold weather." Mr. Brant will be 81 come next Jan. 1. He said he hasn't had opportunity to get into the woods at all the past year, explaining that rheumatism has kept him indoors almost all the time. "We won't get a great deal of snow, either," he added by way of complete prophecy. What snow and cold we get will come the fore part of the winter. "I don't believe we're going to have more than a foot of snow at any time. We didn't have much rain during the summer which makes me believe we'll have more rain than snow this winter. "The boys tell me the rats near the lakes and streams are buildin' their houses away back. That's a sign of lots of rain. They also say there's a scarcity of beechnuts. That means light winter." To add authenticity to his remarks, Mr. Brant spoke of his most reliable method of• for&casting: Caterpillars. "1 hear this year they've got a -black spot on their back near the head and not much fuzz," he explained. "That means what I've said, that we'll have most of our snow and bad weather the fore part of the winter." He prophesied that what cold weather we do have will 'be of a steadier variety than last year. "No, there won't .be no hard winter; tell 'em that," he summarized as a parting thought. The veteran trapper, who has lived most of his life in the out- of-doors, lives at 501 North Robert street with Jerry and Frank Brant. He has 'been in extremely ill health, but says he is quite a 'bit .better now. SAYS CHARLEY MILLS, Ludington fishing and hunting guide of long standing and Mr. Brant's only prbminent competitor in the matter of annual winter forecasts: "I haven't been out much this year but from what I have seen I look for a plenty tough winter." iJ^ r - e ^ chan . ged the subject immediately, however, to express a peeve against the presidents .decision to move up Thanksgiving day. He's even inclined to think it might affect his forecasting. "It's hard enough to forecast coming events as it is without having someone mussing up the holidays," he averred. "We don't even know yet what date we will get for Christmas and New Year s . Changing the dates like that may even mix up the seasons and throw our forecasts way off. ' RJ . et " rn i n ? to his actual forecast, he stated: "I would say we will SAYS ACTION IS IMPAIRING HER RELATIONS Russia Blames England for Stirring Up Hatred of Little Nation have pretty nice weather until the holidays. Then watch out for S; thl ? g much w o rs e, like plenty of snow and cold." Charley said his prediction is and last MOSCOW, Nov. 16.—(/P)—The Soviet Russian press, Intensifying attacks on Finnish foreign policy, today quoted an Estonian newspaper as saying that Finland's "obduracy" was impairing her relations with the U. S. S. R. In a dispatch from Tallinn, Tass, official Russian news agency, said the Estonian Newspaper UUS Eesti had criticized Finland's military preparations and urged that she "regulate relations with her 'great western neighbor as soon as possible." : In another dispatch from Helsinki, capital of Finland charged that Finns were 'being taught to "hate Russians" with the encouragement of "the English bourgoisie." These attacks were interpreted .by foreign observers as part of a campaign to induce Finland to grant Russia's demands for territorial concessions. Great Britain was the object of sharp criticism in Pravda, Communist party newspaper, which commented on "deplora- ible conditions" in India under British iale. In the Helsinki dispatch, Tass declared that Finnish "reac- .tionary elements" were fostering an "anti-Soviet 'policy" and preaching a doctrine of "hate" spring. He believes Mason ronn l ln the arm y and in tne schools. ty is due for a stiff siege of Old "™" 1 "" J * "" " "" Man Winter because tlfe last two winter seasons have been mild. 'Look clear continued. at today, sunny and liko s u m m e r," he ' We're having a late fail fv,i^ "w ic novuig a iate S *, hl * y .!"- Th at's another _« - —«»'»j«,i, of worse days ahead " Last year both Messrs. Brant and Mills foretold accurately a light winter. This year, with exactly opposite views, it's three guesses on w . i c . h of tne two guesses will be right. anti-Soare the Notorious Gangster of Pro- hibtion Days Is Released to His Relatives depression about other industries." Wheeler added that one problem growing out of increased railroad business might be a shortage of rolling stock. "There is no doubt that the rolling stock of many railroads has been neglected," he said, "If business should continue to increase, the operators may find themselves in a jam for want of new equipment." A different view came from President J. J. Pelley of the Association of American. Railroads. In <a report tohis organization, Pelley asserted that with the repair of olaL equipment and the purchase of new "there is no question but that the railroads will be able to meet transportation demands regardless of their extent." Dispute Enters 42nd Day After Huge Mas's Meeting Wednesday DETROIT, Nov. 16.— (ff*)— Entering its 42nd day, the dispute between the CIO United Automobile Workers and Chrysler corporation today seemed likely major to become the longest quarrel in the history of the" automotive industry. By Wednesday it will have equalled the record span of the General Motors sit-down strike of 1937, and indications were that it would continue for at least a few days more. Negotiators continued .discussions of disputed points in their efforts to frame a new union contract, but several major issues remained to be settled. The union point of view was aired late Wednesday at a mass meeting in downtown Cadillac square. A crowd estimated by police at 15,000 and by the UAW- CIO at 45,000 heard speakers attack the corporation for what they called its refusal to grant a fair contract. At one point in the meeting handbills bearing the imprint of the UAW-AFLi fluttered down on the crowd from a building on the square. The handbills criticized the leadership of the CIO union and advocated a return to work at Chrysler plants. Corporation officials withheld coment on the meeting. MOTORIST KILLED NILES, Nov. 16.—W—John Huff, 72, Niles realtor, was instantly killed Wednesday night when his car crashed into the rear of a truck on M-60 near here. Huff's companion. M. P. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— (ff) —"Scarface Al" Capone, notorious gangster of prohibition days was released to relatives at Lew- istaurg, Pa., today by federal prison officials. James V. Bennett, director of federal prisons, made the announcement. He said: "This morning the sentence of Alphonse Capone having expired today, he was discharged from the U. S. penitentiary at Lewisburg to nis relatives. "Capone was transferred today from the federal correctional institution near Los Angeles to Lewisburg. "The decision to discharge him "The leaders of the viet campaign of lies most reactionary elements, who are dreaming of spreading the boundaries of Finland • all the way to the Urals- (in Russia T," the dispatch Creclared, adding that "the English .bourgoisie has supported this anti-Soviet attitude." Tass denied that Russia had made any "impossible demands" during recent negotiations with Finland, which were suspended last Monday 'by recall of a Finnish mission from Moscow. In Helsinki, it was indicated that the talks would not be resumed unless the Russians provided a new ibasis for negotiations — presumably modification of their demands for readjustment of frontiers near Leningrad and naval 'bases in Northern Finland and at the mouth of the gulf of Finland. CONVICTS today was based on filed by attorneys credit for three days he spent in JACKSON, Nov. Municipal Judge Arthur W. Wiggins, holding court at the Southern Michigan prison Wednesday, bound to circuit court the six convicts who figured in the escape plot Nov. 5. All were charged with murder in connection with the death of Guard Inspector Fred Boucher, who was shot to death trying to halt the fugitives. Several fellow inmates testified concerning the break, but the six convicts stood federal custody between Oct. 24, 1931 to Oct. 27, 1931. The date on which the United States circuit court of appeals suspended execution of judgment under which he was originally sentenced on Oct. 24, 1931. / "Capone began service of a 10- year penitentiary sentence for evasion of income taxes May 4, 1932 and completed this portion of his sentence on Jan. 19, 1939 upon which date he began service of the sentence of one year for failure to file his income tax return. "With allowances for good behavior and credit for three days spent in jail in October, 1931, Capone's sentence expired Nov. 16, 1939." a petition the six convicts stood mute requesting j when asked severely if they had anything to say. The six men are George Bodie, Samuel Sawaya, Paul Lawman," Malcolm Stokes, Leo Thifault and John L. Sullivan. Trask, 73, broken leg condition. Niles, received a and Is in a serious International at-a-Glance (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) MOSCOW—Soviet press re- inews attacks on Finland's foreign policy, accusing Finns of receiving English support. BERLIN—Authoritative German source - says Reich will "fight until British supremacy in world is destroyed." AMSTERDAM — Netherlands and Belgium expected to consider whether to continue med,- iation elforts. INMATE RECAPTURED IRONWOOD, Nov. 16. Hobart Erickson, - 40, former Ironwood resident who escaped from the Michigan Hospital for the Criminal Oct. 30, was Insane at recaptured Ionia near. Saxon, Wis., 14 miles west of here, Wednesday night. Erickson was committed to the state- institution in 1926 before a scheduled trial on charges of killing an older brother. He is being held in the Ironwood city jail. CENSORSHIP AND INDEPENDENCE News from warring nations is subject to strict censorship. It may sometimes be misleading. It is the right and duty of every American citizen to do his own thinking, hold to his own beliefs and not permit himself or his country to- become ,a Tic* tim of emotionalism or propaganda. <-..•.TUB '

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