The Escanaba Daily Press from Escanaba, Michigan on May 24, 1949 · Page 12
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Escanaba, Michigan
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Tuesday, May 24, 1949
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' PAGE TWELVE THE ESCANABA DATEY PRESS TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1949 SPUD PLANTING IS UNDER WAY Delta Growers To Have Over 2,000 Acres Potato planting in Delta county is now about 75 per cent completed and when finished will total more than 2,000 acres devoted to this important cash crop, J. L. Heirman, county agricultural agent, reported today. The acreage in potatoes will be between 2,000 and 2,200 acres, about the same as in the past two or three years. With few exceptions rural russets are being planted. The exceptions are a few growers who are planting Sega- goes and Menominees. Planting operations were somewhat slowed by last week’s downpour of rain. The torrent of rain not only delayed planting but caused some erosion damage to fields, the county agent reported. In a few places the run-off caused washouts. All of the grains, including barley and oats and spring wheat, have been planted. Pastures were described as “pretty good”, with stock out on some pasture a little earlier than average. The weather so far this spring compares favorably with last year which was marked by an early spring and late frosts. The good growing season last year aided in producing better than average potato yields and made it possible for Frank Falkies of Baldwin township to set a new state record with a yield of 817 bushels and acre. OBITUARY Mother Sues Police Who Picked Up Her Daughter in Detroit Detroit, May 24 {.U—Six Detroit police officials are the defendants in a $50,000 damage suit brought in federal court here by the mother of a 16-year-old girl dancer. Mrs. Ann Ricks, of Chicago, charged that her daughter, Annabel, was picked up by police here and held incommunicado for four days. The girl, she claimed in a brief filed Monday, was “confined with “disreputable and immoral persons.” Defendants include Police Commissioner Harry S. Toy and Mrs. Marian Hunter, chief of the women’s division. Policewomen said the girl was picked up at 2:30 a. m. after she had danced at u nightclub in violation of child labor laws. She* gave a false name and it was two days before she could be identified, officers said. Lynching Mentioned In Tennessee Hunt For Negro Attacker Winchester, Tenn., May 24 (/P) —A three-state search was on today for the Negro who raped and robbed a white woman taxi driver near here, Sheriff J. F. Farris said. He said Franklin county residents were greatly aroused over the incident and were talking about “a lynching.” Mrs. Alf Tipps, 38, was beaten and left unconscious yesterday on a road about 20 miles from here, Farris said. The station wagon she used as a taxi was stolen. A small amount of money was also taken. The sheriff said Mrs. Tipps, wife of a farmer, knew the Negro and agreed to “drive him down in the country to see his mother.” Mrs. Tipps said she was unconscious for only a short time. Fist blows leit severe face wounds. Sheriff Farris said no warrant has been issued in the case. Five Thieves Beat And Torture Peoria Jeu eler , Take Gems Peoria, 111., May 24 (/Pi—Five | robbers last night invaded the , home of an elderly jeweler and j his wife, beat then, both and tortured the jeweler until he revealed the combination of his office vault They ransacked the house and i took the jeweler's billfold con- j taming $100, and an expensive I diamond ring. Then they invaded I his downtown store and took jewelry which the co-owner said was valued at “thousands of dollars,” John F. Minder. 70, and his wife. Minnie, were held captive for three hours. Mrs. Minder said the intruders knocked her down, taped her eyes and mouth, and tied her to a chair with an electric iron cord She said the robbers burned her husband’s bare feet with matches and a cigarette liehter until he gave them the combination of the safe. COYOTE BOUNTIES JUMP Lansing. May 24 GF) — Bounty payments on predatorv animals jumped to $6.180 in April compared to March payments of $1 120, conservation denartment officials said today. Of the 370 predators turned in, 855 were taken In the Upper Peninsula. They included 306 coyotes, 19 bobcats and 10 wolves. Thirty-five Wolves were taken in 'he northern part of the lower peninsula. SLEEPING PILLS FATAL Cannes, France, May 24 UP )— An official said today that Klaus Mann, novelist son of Thomas Mann , died of an apparent overdose of sleeping pills. He died Saturday a few hours after he had been found ill at the home of his toother Michael, ENOCH MATTSON Funeral services for Enoch Mattson of Danforth will be held at the Boyce funeral home chapel at 2 p. m. Wednesday and burial will he in Lakeview cemetery. Rev. Karl J. Hammar of Central Methodist church will conduct the rites. LT. ALLEN~OSTERBERG Reburial services for Lt. Allen Oslerberg will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Anderson funeral home with Rev. Gustav Lund officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Rest cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the sendees by members of veterans organizations. Gladstone service men will meet at the Legion hall at one o’clock to leave for the rites. Church May Oust Czechs Who Back War On Catholics Prague,- May 24 OP) —Archbishop Josef Reran threatened today to excommunicate all Catholics collaborating with Czechoslovakia’s Communist government against the church. The archbishop charged that an attempt was being made to set up “a new Catholic church without its current bishops and its principal head in Rome.” The statement was the sharpest the archbishop has made in a mounting church-state conflict here. Ii was contained in a personal letter to Alois Petr, minister of transport and head of the Communist-approved Catholic peoples party. The letter’s contents were disclosed by a well informed and reliable source. It accused Petr of “sins” and of distorting information in the press about Catholic activities. The archbishop's latest, blast follows disclosure last Friday of a letter written by him to the clergy on April 29, citing oppressive acts against the church by the state. Cerdan-LaMotfa In Detroit June 15 Detroit, May 24 i/P) — Boxing fandom here was looking forward today to Detroit’s first championship fight in a year and a half—the Marcel Cerdan-Jake La Motla go June 5. The title fight is Detroit’s first for a championship since Sugar Rny Robinson knocked out Chuck Taylor in six rounds Dec. 19, 1947, to defend his welter crown. Final formalities for the 15- round middleweight title scrap were concluded yesterday. Cerdan, the rugged champion from Casablanca, and the Bronx’s tough La Motta will meet in a promotion of James D. Norris’ Stadium Corp. From the talk it appeared that Norris’ group snatched the fight away from New York interests. It had been regarded as a cinch for Detroit as long as a week ago. The terms indicated a gamble for Cerdan on the pay he’ll get for his first title defense since he knocked out Tony Zale for the crown last September. He had his choice of $100,000 or 40 per cent, and he took the latter. Cerdan’s manager, Joe Longman, said they decided to play the percentage in place of a $100,000 guarantee because “our American representatives advised it.” “They think we’ll make more money this way,” Longman said. “We investigated very carefully.” La Motta agreed to 15 per cent. The take for both fighters also will include a 40-15 split on radio, movie, television or newsreel rights. Longman said Detroit was chosen “because we got the best offer here.” “They aren't very happy about it in New York,” he added. King Plans United Domain Of Arabs Amman, Trans-Jordan, May 24 (TP)—King Abdullah told his Arab Legion today he intends to carry out his father’s plan for a United Arab kingdom. Abdullah’s father, Hussein, sheriff of Mecca before World War I, led the Arab revolt against the Turks in 1917. Hussein’s aim to unite all Arab nations under his rule was frustrated at that time. Abdullah, ruler of Trans-Jordan for 30 years, has often referred to an ambition for such a union. His plan, commonly referred to as “Greater Syria”, would embrace Trans-Jordan, Syria and Arab Palestine. Abdullah spoke after reviewing several thousand Arab Legion troops on Army Day. FOREST FIRES HALTED Lansing, May 24 (A*) — Heavy rains and appearance of green vegetation have cut the state forest fire toll to a comfortable low point, the Conservation Department reported today. Fires last week burned a total of only 184 acres. CRUSHED BY TRACTOR Edraore, Mich., May 24 — George K. Irish, 29, was killed yesterday when a tractor overturned and crushed him while he was at work on the farm of his father-in-law. Giles Silver. English Girl Names Elephant Boy Sahu In Paternity Suit Los Angeles, May 24 (IP) —An English ballet dancer charges that Sabu, elephant boy of the movies, is the father of her eight-month- old daughter. A paternity suit was filed here yesterday by Attorney Frank Catlin in behalf of Miss Brenda Marian Julier, who at present is in London. Miss Julier seeks at least $500 monthly support for the child, Michaela, plus $1,000 she claims she has spent on the infant’s care since birth in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 12, 1948. Catlin said the couple first met in London while both were appearing in the British film, “Black Narcissus.” The attorney contended further that they became engaged and that Miss Julier visited Sabu here from August, 1947, to January, 1948, and that the engagement was broken when she returned to England. Miss Julier and the child are expected here for the trial, Catlin added. The preliminary hearing was set for June 20. Sabu, 25-year-old East Indian, married Miss Marilyn Cooper, 20, last Oct. 20. She played a bit role with him in the film, “Song of India.” Government Drops Perjury Charges Against Gen . Meyers Washington, May 24. bP)—-The government has dropped its perjury charges against former Maj. Gen. Bennett E. Meyers. The wartime air force purchasing officer, now serving 15 months to five years for inducing another man to commit, perjury, still faces an additional charge of income tax evasion. He will be eligible for parole from prison Sept. 15. All three charges developed after Blériot Lamarre had told a senate committee that Meyers, while an army air force officer, had been secret owner of a war plant in Ohio, with Lamarre serving as its dummy president. Lamarre testified that Meyers had induced him to testify falsely about the plant’s ownership. In the perjury charges which it dropped in district court yesterday, the government had accused Meyers of giving false testimony about his interest in the company. Lamarre, who pleaded guilty to perjury, is now on two years probation. Snuff, made irom the leaves of tobacco and other plants, originated in the western hemisphere before Columbui reached it. Rayburn to Appeal Against Slash In Foreign Aid Funds Washington, May 24 (/P)—House Speaker Sam Rayburn rallied administration forces today in an effort to restore what he called an “ill considered” but of $629.730,000 in second-year foreign aid funds. Rayburn told newsmen he will appeal personally to the House to override an appropriations committee recommendation limiting the aid program for the year beginning July 1 to $3,568,470,000 instead of the $4,198,200,000 requested by President Truman. Paul G. Hoffman, chief of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), said that if the cut stands up through Congress it will mean a “serious loss of momentum” in European recovery. Hoffman said that if it does stand, however, the ECA will do “the best we can with what Congress gives us. Rayburn’s appeal will be made when the House debates the appropriation bill Thursday. Capitol Hill Seeks Expert To Check On Missing Uranium Washington, May 24 (A5)—The Senate-House committee on atomic matters set out today to find an “outside expert” to doublecheck the case of the missing uranium. Their search opened one more chapter in the Capitol Hill inquiry into how well the Atomic Energy commission guards its vital secrets. Meanwhile, senators on an appropriations subcommittee concerned with the commission's request for a billion dollars called in Tsador Edelman, holder of a $3,750 A EC fellowship. They want to form their own impression of his loyalty. The commission has been under heated criticism in Congress for permitting students whose loyalty has been questioned to receive its grants for science study. House spy hunters added to the fire yesterday with the disclosure that “scientist X”—an unidentified west coast professor accused last year of slipping atomic secrets to Communists—is reported to be supervising students who hold the government financed AEC fellowships. classified Ads cost little bat do a big lob. KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS ACIDS Kelp 15 Miles of Kidney Tubee Flush Out Foieonoua Waste When disonier of kidney fraction permits poltonoua matter to remain in your blood. It may cause nasrsriiur backache, rheumatic pains, leg pains, loss of pep and energy, getting up nights, swelling, puffiness under tho eye*, headaches and dizziness. Frequent or Scanty passages with smarting and burning Sometimes shows there is something wrong With your kidneys or bladder. Don't wait t Ask your druggist for Doan's Pills, a stimulant diuretic, used successfully by millions for over 60 rear«. Doan’s give happy relief and will help the 16 mile* of kidnw tuba* flush out poiaosous vaatafroa rour blood. Oft Doan's Fill* BRIEFLY T.,i.D Apply For License—Applications for marriage licenses have been made at the offic& of the county clerk by Fred Pirlot and Rose Marie Meyette of Escanaba; Edward A. Palka and Ruby A. Motto of Bark River. • • • Special Meeting — A special meeting of the city council will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at which time the council will consider utilities rates for the next fiscal year and also will study the manager’s report on the water problem. Carter Glass’ Name Cleared Of Bribery On Army Contracts Richmond, Va., May 24 (JP) — The late United States Senator Carter Glass today no longer stood accused of taking money to obtain war contracts for the Roanoke, Va., Welding and Equipment company. His name was cleared here yesterday in the federal court income tax evasion trial of W. Clay Counts, who represented the firm. Counts is charged with understating his 1943 income by approximately $15,800. This is the amount of money he said in February of this year he had paid to Senator Glass or persons representing him for the senator’s aid in Washington. “We are going to base our case on the payments being made to an impostor, not to Senator Glass,” an attorney for Counts said. “We know now it wasn’t Senator Glass” who accepted the money, another defense lawyer said. Wages and Prices Both Cut By GM Detroit, May 24 <7P)—For a second time General Motors has cut prices and wages together. The corporation yesterday took $10 to $40 off its car prices and made a downward adjustment in the cost-of-living allowance to its 341,000 employes. President C. E. Wilson said the price cuts were effected to pass on to consumers the “savings” from the wage adjustment and the “lowered cost of certain material items.” The wage cuts coincided with a decrease in the consumer price index of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. GM’s 68,000 salaried workers took a $5 cut in their $30 quarterly cost of living allowance. Its 273,000 production workers took a penny an hour cut. However, their three cents an hour annual “improvement factor” increase effectively May 29 was not involved. Isotopes Shipped To Foreign Nations In Russia Sphere Washington, May 24 (.?)—The atomic energy commission approved shipping of isotopes—a radioactive element—to foreign countries within the shadow of Russia over the vigorous objections of one member, it was disclosed today. This came out at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing where AEC Chairman David E. Lilienthal and other commissioners were witnesses. Lilienthal said four of the five commissioners voted to export the isotopes after scientists said unanimously they could not be used in attempts to develop the atomic bomb. The opposition vote was cast by Lewis Strauss. Isotopes result when an element—such as phosphorous, iodine, or copper, for instance—is subjected to atomic bombardment. They are used in various fields ol’ research. Lilienthal said scientists were unanimous in the opinion that the isotopes could not be used in research which would lead to discovery of a A-bomb secrets. Reds Near Last Shanghai Lines; City Tottering fPontinnfd finm Page One) southwestern defenses. They might be able to break through with another punch unless the Nationalists can counterattack. Shipping Blocked Three small tankers in the Whangpoo. just off the bund, were sunk by Nationalists to block off part of the channel and a section of the docks. One of two old riverboats was sunk purposely in the same area. Every building in the city flew Nationalist flags. Garrison officials said this was a “spontaneous” celebration of the people of the “gallant” defense of Shanghai. It was believed widely that the police circulated through the city last night and ordered all to display the Nationalist colors before today’s victory parade. Fang Chih, secretary general of the garrison political council, said Shanghai’s defenders would hold out to the end. He said the city would bo defended street by street if necessary, even if_ it meant destruction of Shanghai, a city of 5,000,000. Fang said the Reds had lost 60,000 dead and wounded; 4.500 prisoners and 500 machineguns in besieging Shanghai. The Reds have suffered five casualties for every one sustained by the Nationalists, he said. (Chinese war figures are often exaggerated). (Communist radio in Peiping broadcast that a bulletin of “great importance” will be announced tomorrow. There was no hint as to the contents of the bulletin.) The Communist radio last night said Red positions on the east bank of the Whangpoo at Shanghai were so strong that river traffic was blocked. Son, 4, Fires Fatal Bullet At Father Who Murdered Wife Mt. Pleasant, N. C., May 24 </P) —A man shot his wife to death and then commanded his four- year-old son to fire a fatal bullet into his own heart. The act orphaned seven children. The child told police; “I shot my daddy. Daddy shot mommy on the back porch. He carried her in the bedroom and asked me to shoot him.” Fetzer Lee Talbert, 37, killed his wife at her ‘•farm home near here yesterday with seven shots from a single loading .22-caliber rifle, Sheriff Ray C. Hoover said. The wife Carrie, 35, had been separated from her husband for four years. The husband was an odd job man. Mrs. Talbert was ail unemployed textile worker. Sheriff Hoover said the child who shot his father was Doyle Talbert. His five-year-old sister, watched. The other children are Billie Eugene, 18, a soldier in Japan, Roy Lee, 16; J. C. 14, and Janis, 8, who were in school, and Annette, 8, who attends the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Pontiac Men Shot In Jealousy Bout Pontiac, Mich., May 24 CD—Two men were seriously wounded early today by shotgun blasts which police said grew out of an estranged husband's jealousy. In serious condition at Pontiac General hospital were John Ferguson, 45, and Lester Arnhard 40, both of Poniiac. Police said Ferguson shot Arn­ hard in the side shortly after he drove up in a car with Mrs. Myrtle Ferguson, 34, his estranged wife. Ferguson then fled several blocks and shot himself in the chest. FOR SALE Cooling Unit Complete With Coils Never been used—cost $326.00 Will sell for $225’°° See John Lasnoski Maytag Sales 1019 Ludington — Phone 22 FOLLOW THE CROWD To The BUNNY GAME All Saints Church Hall GLADSTONE Every Wednesday Evening—8:15 P. M. ESCANABA PATRONS—TAKE THE BUS LV. ESCANABA:—7.00 P.M. LV. GLADSTONE—10:45 P.M. Youth Choir Will Present Concert Saturday Evening The Youth choir of the First Presbyterian church will present a spring concert at the church auditorium Saturday evening, beginning at 8 o’clock. Jackie Beyers of Marquette, who appeared with the Cloverland Symphony last season, will give a half-hour piano recital. Other guest singers will be Nancy and Mary Witham and Donn Olin. Jackie recently received an Interlochen Music Camp scholarship from the Federated Music Clubs. Maternity Nursing Institute Planned At Bay Cliff Camp Public health nurses and maternity nurses in hospitals of the Upper Peninsula will attend a maternity nursing institute to be held June 1-4 at Bay Cliff health camp at Big Bay, Marquette county. The institute is sponsored by the division of maternal and child health of the state health department. Authorities in maternal and child care from the state health department staff, Northern Michigan Children’s Clinic at Marquette, the University of Chicago, University of Michigan hospital, Merrill - Palmer School, Detroit, and from hospitals in the Upper Peninsula will participate in the program. Subjects scheduled for discussion include newer trends in maternity nursing, care of the newborn baby, nutrition, counseling the pregnant mother, and protective techniques in the nursery. In the closing general meeting the subject of community planning for better maternity care will be discussed. Among those participating in this discussion will be Dr. William C. Harrison, director of the Delta-Menominee district health department. You can take one atomic bomb worry off your mind, and that is fear of “poisoned water” after a bomb burst in or near the city water supply. If the city has a modern filtration plant, the water will be safe to drink. Police, Firemen Take Examinations City policemen and firemen have completed physical examinations, required under a new civil service regulations, Manager A. V. Aronson has reported. All of the policemen met the physical standards and all of the firemen passed the tests, except one, who was given three months to reduce his weight and to submit to a recheck. Bishop Noa Offering Mass For Mrs. Bonifas The Most Rev. Thomas L. Noa, Bishop of Marquette, will offer a first anniversary requiem high mass for Mrs. Catherine Bonifas Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock in Holy Cross chapel, one of her gifts to the community which was in its final stage of completion when she died a year ago. All friends of the Bonifas family are invited to attend the anniversary service. Confirmation At Holy Family Church Tonite The sacrament of confirmation will be conferred on a class of boys and girls of the Flat Rock community by the Most Rev. Thomas L. Noa, Bishop of Marquette, at Holy Family church this evening at 7:30 o’clock. Members of the Catholic clergy of the Deanery will assist at the confirmation service. Hermansvilie Legion Will Hold Rites Memorial Day Hermansvilie, Mich.—Leo Floriana Post of the American Legion, 340 and its auxiliary, is planning a military program for Memorial Day. A meeting willj^e held May 26 at the club rooms to complete final Memorial Day plans, and to plan the Fourth of'"July annual picnic. All servicemen have been invited to the meeting, to be followed with lunch. Memorial services will open May 30 with flag raising at 5 a. m., and a half-hour meeting at 8 a. m., in the Legion club. Services at the Faithorn cemetery will begin at 9:30 a. m., with an opening prayer and recital of “In Flanders Field,” by the post chaplain. Jack W. Kleimola, principal of Meyer township schools, will deliver the address, after which the wreaths will be placed. 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