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THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS VOLUME XLX, NO. 17. LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 1939. PRICE, THREE CENTS. MEDIATION OUT SOURCE G. M. ACCUSED OF WASTING LARGE SUMS \ Suit Is Filed in New York as Corporation Is Convicted in Indiana FINES ASSESSED SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 17.— (AP)— Federal Judge Walter C. Lindley imposed fines of $5,000 each today on General Motors corporation and three affiliates convicted Thursday night by a jury of violating the Sherman anti-trust law. NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—</P)—A federal court suit charging that $155,000,000 had been "misappropriated, wasted and squandered" was filed Thursday against the General Motors corporation and 34 officers and directors. , Among the individuals named were Junius S. Morgan Jr., John J. Raskob, Owen D. Young, William S. Knudsen, Alfred P. Sloan Jr., Charles F. Kettering and Irenee Du Pont. Charles E. Singer, holder of 1,400 shares of General Motors stock, brought the suit, which asserted the alleged waste had resulted from stock deals and ] U P positions in key locations bonuses between 1930 and 1938. after two small fires were re- that the defen- Coast Guardsman Will Be Retired Coast guard officials at Grand Haven announced today that Fred Straubel, chief boatswain's mate at .the Ludington station since his transfer here in July, will be retired effective Dec. 1. Capt. Straubel was transferred to Ludington following consolidation of the district headquarters at Grand Haven with the Chicago headquarters in July. Two new apprentice seamen have been assigned to the Ludington station it was learned this morning. They are Tom Cody and Paul Gruszetska, both of Maryland. They arrived at the Ludington station Thursday night. Forest Fire Threat Rises In Michigan (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Unseasonable warmth and dry weather added another hazard to the annual Michigan deer hunt today. The conservation department issued a warning that the danger of forest fires was growing hour- lv throughout most of the hunting area. Fire towermen took •- T-*r*~ f^nf ^*^~^~^~^~^~^*r^-^*~**~*+^^-**^>S^t^t*^**J*tJ**r^~*S~*S*+ l /^^ Deer, Deer, What Can The Matter Be? Nothing, Say These Hunters Singer asked dants be enjoined from continuing temporarily the alleged acts and claimed that a loss of 2.162,000 shares of General Motors common stock had resulted from operations of General Motors Shares, Inc.. successor to an affiliate known as Motors Management corporat i o n, which involved establishment of bonus award funds. The stock involved, he claimed, had a value in excess of the amount indicated. The complaint claimed that under an agreement dated March 12, 1930, the directors of General Motors 'tftzztiMeA,* or caused to be organized, the management corporation with an authorized common stock of 50,000 shares and a capitalization of $10,500,000. Senior executives of General Motors, the complaint continued, acquired common stock 38,800 shares of for $3,880,000, ported Thursday near Mio and Roscommon. Somewhat cooler weather was in prospect for today's hunt but temperatures generally ranged well above freezing, and forecasters were unable to promise the snow for which hunters have been hoping since the season opened Wednesday. Thursday's readings set new seasonal highs in some of the forested sections. A third hunter was added to the list of gunfire victims Thursday as a result of a bullet from a friend's gun killed Eugene R. Bailey, 23, of Flint, Coroner Fred H. Thompkins of Kalkaska county, where the shooting occujzrti, exonerated Bailey's companion, Donald Nickerson, 35, of Kingsley. Nickerson said Bailey stepped into his line of fire as he shot at a buck. Two other hunters were fatally wounded on the first day of the season. Rep. Albert Engel Visits Ludington Congressman Albert J. Engel of Muskegon, representative of the Ninth Michigan district, was a visitor in Ludington Thursday and this morning conferring with local committeemen regarding a project to construct a small craft harbor of refuge, under federal auspices, as an addition to Ludington harbor. . C o ng r e s s m a n Engei, who j Would Respond, However, if President Roosevelt Asked Both Sides War Aims SAYS ALLIES DO NOT WANT PEACE TALK planned to leave at noon for Muskegon, said he would go to Washington next week from where he would depart with a House of Representatives committee for a federal inspection of fortifications at the Panama Canal zone. The Michigan representative is a. member of the important appropriations committee and also of the World war veterans' legislation. Canada Ship Fires Over U.S. Steamer BUTTLE OF Little Action Takes Place as Armies Continue to Hold Lines i c hi g a n Takes Action Against Neighbor After Ten Years Patience (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Europe's conflict continued today to be fought mainly on the verbal front. British military authorities offered the "conviction" that disagreement between Adolf Hitler and his general staff caused "indecisive tactics" by the Nazis on the Western front. German authorities already had hinted their tactics would be changed from the offensive- the defensive to •but at the same and for each share of management corporation stock held, were allocated "two and a half i shares of General Motors com-! mon, fully paid at $40 a share." The complaint f u r t h e r charged that organization of the management corporation was to enable some of the de- holdings, and was a "scheme to enable General Motors executives to speculate with General Motors stock so that General (IMeaso turn to rage 8, Column 2} Vermont Trucking Strike Settled BARRE, Vt., Nov. 17.—(/P)— Trucks rolled busily over the highways of Vermont today, heralding the end of a statewide strike of 400 drivers, called WClO l*U ClltfcUiV 19VS11&V* WJ. VAAV* VAIrf - . . , ? fendants to acquire large stock- tw ° weeks ago to enforce wage - and hour demands. The new contract provided for a 60-hour week, for wages ranging from 40 to 60 cents an hour and for an open shop. Members of the Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers union (AFL) voted Thursday night to accept the open shop, thus clearing away the last obstacle delaying settlement. The drivers originally had demanded a wage scale ranging from 45 to 67 cents an hour, together with a closed shop. The new contract, which provides time and a half overtime for local drivers on holidays, also contains an arbitration clause under which two union members, two operators,, and a fifth person chosen by the four would settle disputed matters. Worm Discovered Which Eats Beetle FflTE OF STILL UNSETTLED JACKSON, NOV. The fate of Marvin L. Coon, warden of the Marquette branch prison who has been under fire since a break at the prison in September, remained unsettled today despite a lengthy meeting of the state corrections commission. The commission adjourned its session Thursday night without discussing the charge toy Attorney General Thomas Read that Coon's administration had been "lax" in discipline. And a recommendation that the warden 'be replaced. Both Coon, a Democratic holdover appointee, and Warden Harry Jackson of Southern Michigan prison attended the meeting. Read recently exonerated Jackson, a Republican, of any iblame in connection with a break at the southern prison Nov. 5. Additional safety devices for both, prisons were recommended toy the commission, including the installation of tear gas systems and electric eyes to detect weapons 'being through a gate. carried »-#-*—•*—# *—#—#—#—# — * i I SATURDAY NIGHT * * DANCE 9:30 p. m. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 17. — '(/P) — A scientist from the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research predicted here today that a little roundworm, named after him, in a few years would rid the United States of Japanese .beetle, enemy of growing things. The scientist, who spoke to bacteriologists from throughout the country meeting at the University of Notre Dame, is Dr. Rudolph Glaser. The worm is named "Neoaplectama Glas- ,erl." Another man, Dr. Glaser said, named it. It eats 'beetles as beetles eat your shrubbery. Dr. Glaser said he had developed a method for producing the roundworms in ibeds, or cultures, of up to 20,000,000 so that they could >be sprayed on ibeetle- Members and Invited Guests. Butch Meny and Band, i Moose Lodge No. 637. * * #-#-*-*—ft - #-* Infested places. The government and state federal of New Jersey have .been working with him. KILLED BY TREE GREENVILLE 1 , Nov. 17.—i Edward Kamarke. 31, was fatally injured Thursday when he was struck on the head by a tree whieii he and his father Joseph Kamarke, were felling time weighed anew how the Nazis would feel toward a mediation offer by President Roosevelt. President Roosevelt's name was injected into informal peace talk in Germany Oct. 6. German authorities said Hitler would accept an armistice if proposed by the American executive with a view to a general European settlement. That talk ran its course in a week when Washington made clear it had received no formal nvitation to offer mediation and even if it should receive one the chances were it would take no action unless assured in advance k .hat Grpat Britain and France would listen. Berlin introduced President Roosevelt's name again today, aying Germany would not be in- ;erested in any general media/ion offer but would be likely to respond if he asked the belligerents to outline their war aims as move toward finding a common basis for mediation. Both French and German com- muniques recorded minor activity on the Western front, but warplanes were busy. The Bohemia-Moravia protectorate, the territory Germany took in the dismemberment of 3zecho-Slovakia, continued to test German authorities. Hitler's biack-shirted elite _uards occupied Czech high schools and a technical institute and took away some 1,200 students. There was no immediate explanation—but 2,000 students demonstrated on Wednesday against the government Germany set up in the protectorate. Ecuadorian Chief Dies Early Today QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 17.— (IP) —Aurelio Mosquera Narvaez, president of Ecuador, died at 1:15 a. m. today. The president collapsed at his office Tuesday and underwent an emergency operation Wednesday. Mosquera Narvaez was elected, president 'by the national assembly on pec. 2, 1938. He succeeded Acting President Manuuel Maria Borrero, who resigned. Arroyo Del Rio, president of congress, was named acting president of the republic Thursday. —Daily News Photos. Here are four of the dozens of successful Mason county deer hunters, hard at it^since opening of the annual season Wednesday. Above, left, John Lund, Ludington grocer, one of the first, if not the first, Mason coimty hunter to get his deer on opening- day. Above, to the right, Tom Pell of Grand Rapids, son of C. Leonard Pell, Ludington city commissioner, and Roger Rasmussen, right, 508 East Danaher street. They shot deer of almost exactly the same size and weight: • To the right, below, Ossie Har-^ rell, 408 North Harrison street. All of them got their deer Wednesday. Bucks Continue To Fall Despite Warm Weather With continued warm weather and no immediate prospects of cold weather dogging their footsteps, deer hunters in Mason county continue to report varied success in bringing in their bucks. The woods were still filled with hunters Thursday and today but number of hunters was not as large as on opening day. It is expected; ho'wever, that the number will be greatly Oldest Hunter Here Hunting seems to draw young; and old alike. Reports from Southern Michigan state that Charles Ketchum of Mt. Clemens, 82 years of age is probably the oldest hunter in the woods but William Saxton of Eden township quickly puts and end to tljat claim. Mr. Saxton, a veteran hunter, will be 90 years old next Nov. 7. Mr. Saxton, out on opening day with his son- in-law, John Quinn, of Ludington, has not yet bagged his deer but is confident he will before the season ends. Paul Rhoadcs, Harold Rohr- moser, all reported success in the woods. Howard Thiel, George Thiel and Norton Baker of Adrian, visiting in Scottville, all hunting in the same group brought down bucks it was learned. Jack Lake of Scottville and Robert VanSickle of Fountain, both 15 years of age, were believed to be the youngest hunters in Mason county to bag their game. Jack brought the first buck into Fountain on opening day. It was his first 'time out in his life. Jack Lake, hunting with his father, John Lake, brought down his buck near Branch, sometime Thursday. He began hunting when he was 12- years of age and this is the first time he has made a kill. Joe Budzynski of Fountain (Please turn to Page 8, Column 2) WEATHER Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Fair tonight and Saturday except some cloudiness, not quite so cool tonight except in extreme southeast portion; somewhat colder Saturday in west and north portions. Michigan fleeces: Delaine, 39-41; U blood combing, 39-40; To blood combing, 47; 1/4 bloort combing, 46-47. Detroit and Vicinity: Pair tonight find Saturday, except somp cloudiness; not much change in temperature; mostly moderate southwest winds. The sun sets today at 5:10 and rjses Saturday at 7:26. The moon sets at 11:13 tonight, nn fhpir fnrin fmir mMn<s cniitvT Temperature nt const guard station Oil tneil laim lOUr miles SOUUl- for 2 4 hours ending nt 7 u. m.: Maxi- v/est of here. ,n um 51, minimum as. augmented over the week-end, for some the only time they will have a chance to try their luck. Axel Osterman, 404 y 2 South James street reported this morning he killed a 4 point, 140 pound buck Thursday while hunting east of Freesoil. Claude Manchester. 706 Sixth street, it was learned, was also successful, bringing' down a four-pointer near Ford lake. Others reported to have brought in bucks are Tom Peterson, Frank Horowski and Dave Sauers, all of Ludington. Scottville and Custer hunters came into their own Thursday, quite a number reported getting deers. Joe Blundell, Hit, Bun Driver Sought by Police BAY CITY, Nov. 17.—(#>)•— Sheriff's officers today were searching for the driver who is believed to have run down and killed Ferdinand Dubay, 23, of Pinconning, on US-23, about one-fourth mile south of Pinconning early this morning. The driver is believed to have hired another car at Pinconning and taken it to West Branch. His wrecked car was left at the scene. Does Not Necessarily Mean That Settlement Will Be Reached Saturday DETROIT, Nov. 17.—(/P)— James F. Dewey, federal labor conciliator, predicted today that several of the major issues involved in the Chrysler corporation labor dispute would reach a "showdown" stage by Saturday. He added, However, that this did not necessarily mean an agreement would be completed. "I expect we will have some conclusions by Saturday on all points involved," he said, "but whether an agreement is reached is something else again." Representatives of the corporation and the CIO United Automobile Workers continued their conferences, but many controversial points remained in the discussion stageN 'Among, them were the "no-strike" clause, a preferred seniority list, arbitration of grievances, and the reinstatement of workers discharged at the outset of the quarrel over production speed-S: Company officials said a reply to the union's demand for wage adjustments would be ready shortly. Preparation pf proposed wage scales was complicated, they said, by. the fact that the union listed 40 separate classifications of skilled workers. LANSING, Nov. 17.—-(/P)— Secretary of State Harry F. Kelly he had been approached by Wisconsin authorities for a "truce" which would permit a "free flow of traffic across the border" of Michigan and Wisconsin. Kelly recently ordered Wisconsin trucks to be stopped at the Michigan border if they did not bear Michigan license plates. He contended that Wisconsin truckers had been admitted freely to Michigan for 10 years without additional fees, but that Wisconsin had been refusing similar treatment to Michigan truckers. To a letter from Hugh M. Jones, director of registration -and licensing for Wisconsin, Kelly said, there was attached "a copy of an opinion from Warren .H. Reash, assistant attorney general, whereby he states that he has discovered in the attorney general's files an unofficial opinion rendered by former Attorney General Finnegan, on Nov. 27, 1935, and that 'according to this opinion it 'would be per- missable for you to become a party to an agreement "x x x 1 ' Kelly said the agreement mentioned in the letter referred to one recently entered into between Wisconsin and Minnesota and did not appear to apply to the Michigan conditions. Dr. James Smith Attempts Suicide BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 17. —{/P)—An attempt by Dr. James M. Smith, former president of Louisiana State university, to commit suicide will delay his transfer to the state .penitentiary, Sheriff Newman H. Debretton asserted today. The sheriff said Dr. Smith used a razor blade Thursday to sever an artery in his foot and, suffering from loss of blood, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was reported as improving early today. Dr. Smith, key figure in the Louisiana political scandals, was to be taken to the Angora penitentiary to start serving an 8-24 year term. He pleaded guilty to various charges of irregularities in handling funds of L. S. U. The sheriff declared it was Dr. Smith's, second suicide attempt. He said he previously had intercepted a poison being taken to the former educator's cell. SEATTLE, Nov. 17—W— Puget sound shipping circles were stirred today by the report of a veteran American skipper that a Canadian'ship had fired across his steamer's bow when he failed to heed an order to halt promptly for inspection at Prince Rupert, B. C. Capt. A. J. Borkland of the Steamer North warning shot Coast said the was fired Sunday as his ship headed into Prince Rupert on a trip southward from Alaska. He declared he had reported in advance that he intended taking the North Coast into Prince Rupert, but a dominion vessel hailed his ship, questioned him as to why it was there and ordered that he hoist two signal flags. "I ordered the flags brought urj, but, as the vessel was in dangerous waters, I kept her moving for steerage way to pre- 1 vent grounding," Captain Borkland said. "Before the flags arrived, the Canadian vessel fired a shot across the bow of the ship and I then brought her to a full stop." At the Western Canada base at Esquimault, B. C., an officer was reported as saying: "All ships which come into Canadian ports must submit to examination in wartime. We can't afford to let anyone through. But, on the other hand, we certainly have no intention of being nasty or rude—especially in the case of American ships are always stopping in." List 83 Names in Bed Cross Drive BERLIN, Nov. 17.—(#>)—Autll-» crized sources said today any general mediation offer by President Roosevelt at this time would, be "uninteresting" so far as Germany is concerned. France's injection of Austrian restitution Into the issues at stake in the European conflict, these sources declared, shows conclusively the Allies regard all peace talks as futile. However, should President Roosevelt ask both sides to disclose war aims to him with a view to finding some common basis for mediation, Germany would be most likely to respond, these sources intimated. (The president has indicated no intention of taking either step—offering "general mediation" or asking the belligerents to outline their war aims to him. (France, in her reply last Sunday to a Belgian-Netherlands offer of mediation, demanded as a precondition that Germany repair "injustices which force has imposed on Austria, Czecho-Slovakia and Poland." Great Britain put it up to Germany to assure an end of "aggression.") German guns will speak in an unmistakable manner in ensuing weeks, it was hinted. An inspired announcement of Thursday that Germany "must liberate Europe from the unbearable yoke of British rule of might" was seen as foreshadowing offensive rather than defensive war. It was the most specific statement of German war aims in several weeks. The statement recalled a remark by a high-ranking Nazi to the press just before Germany started her invasion of Poland Sept. I: ----- • ~; "If England meddles in our affair with Poland, the price Will be destruction of the British empire." The declaration against the "British rule of might" was the German response to the British- French refusal to accept the Belgian-Netherlands mediation offer except on conditions cited in the replies, authorized sources said. Eighty-three further memberships in the American Red Cross were announced this morning by Mrs. C. Schumacher, executive secretary, Mason county chapter. M. B. Danaher, Sartorius, Celia Mrs. Martin Potvin, Mrs. Theodore Bernhart, Mrs. Parnell French, Mrs. Anna Raden, Mrs. Estelle Darling, Mrs. Alice Campeau, Mrs. Helen Hawley, Jerome Graczyk, J. V. Randall, Jess Peterson, R. Shober, Elmer Beard, William Kass, E. Grover, Eleanor Gifford. Quality Paint snop, Brody Bros., Mrs. A. E. Johnson, Ladies' Aid Society, Evangelical Free church; Mr& Hannah Richardson, Mrs. Vic Johnson, Miss Dora Anderson, Mrs. Bert Boertman, O. A. Olson, Mrs. Otto Peterson, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Josephine Bailey, Robert Bailey, Mrs. C. B. Bailey, Mrs. Albert Boline, Berean Girls. Washington Avenue Baptist church; Ladies' Aid society, Washington Can Cut Tree Now; Defender Is Dead LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 17.—(JP) —They can cut down that tree now— For death, striking unexpectedly Thursday night, claimed Mrs. Jennie May, 83, lone defender of the old maple in front of her home in downtown Lancaster. It was just last February that Mrs. May, watching for the first sign of spring buds, promised that the old tree—last one in the business district—"will stand as long as I live." There are still some leaves from those buds lingering on the tree. A few fluttered silently to the pavement Thursday night as two friends entered the tiny 200-year-old house ancj found Mrs. May dead. Baptist Mrs. William Evans, Mrs. H. K. Hansen. Walter Hansen, Robert Johnson, Mrs. Marguerite Ford, Axel Anderson, Clarence Swanberg, Mrs. R. L. Lagesen, Mrs. Martha Rye, Robert H. Benson, Mrs. Anton Johnson, Laura Danielson, Mrs. Christine Hansen, Mrs. Frank Hansen, Ladies' Aid society, Emanuel Lutheran church; Mrs. J. O. Johnson, Hollick & Carlson, Jens Clausen's 'Dairy bar, Ed. Cabot, Thorvald Peterson, Larsen's Economy store, Cy Hollinger, Economy Market, Albert Soldusky, William Mulder. Mrs. Ed Thompson, Mrs. Mike Derler, Mrs. Leon Fellows, Mrs. Jerome Harmon, Miss Jessie VanDyke, Mrs. Chris Peterson, Mrs. Freeman Savage, Mrs. Edvin Johnson, William Ebersole, Mrs. William Ebersole, R. M. Christie, A. I. Cloud, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Mrs. T. A. Thompson, Mrs Charles Johnson, Mrs. W. Olson, Mrs. James Gowell, Mrs. John Wagner, R. B. Fenton, Mrs. R. B. Fenton, Mrs. W. A. Cross, Mrs. A. L. Prefontaine and Rev. J. L. Hazeldine. A young crow can eat its own weight in food in a single day. 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 became a victim of emotionalism or propaganda. THE NEWS. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 17._(/P)_A challenge to First Lord of the British Admiralty Winston Churchill that his comparison of the Confederacy with Nazi Germany in a recent radio address was "odious to southerners" has brought a placating answer from the sea lord's office. Mrs. Gerald M. Clarke, who expressed her feelings in a letter to Churchill, said Thursday she received a reply from his secretary, B. C. Sendall, stating: "Mr. Churchill asked me to say that nothirig was further from his mind than to suggest that there was any analogy between the cause and character of the struggle maintained by the Confederate states and that of Nazi Germany in the present war." Mrs. Clarke declared she took exception to a portion of Churchill's talk in which he said: "Britain may take good heart from the American Civil war when all the heroism of the South could not redeem their cause from the stain of slavery, just as all the courage and skill which the Germans show in war will not free them from the reproach of Naziism with its, intolerance and brutality." Rev. H. F. Ligte, author of "Abide With Me, attended the of Ennisklllen, North Ireland.

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