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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - August 25, 1937, Ironwood, Michigan Cupid behind the anon is dangerous than the man behind the gun. VOLUME 18, NUMBER 237. ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE NEWS SBHV1CE GLOBE What maa woman thinks she is prove IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 1937. 12 PAGES SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS O CHANGE COURT Forces Hope to Drive Chi- nese Out of Fortified Position in Hills. AREA BOMBED BY PLANES BY HALDOKE HANSON Japanese Field Headquarters, Lianghsians, Aug. 25 The Japanese army threw all available troops into action west of Peiping today in an effort to halt a sweep- ing Chinese ilanking movement through u 20-mile breach in the Japanese lines. Three strong Japanese columns, flanked by dozens of small patrols, attacking the Chinese troops, attempting to drive them out of their fortified positions in the wes- tern hills. The sound of heavy firing could be heard plainly at headquarters where I sat talking with General Yamashita, thp Japanese fteld com- mander as ne ate a hurried meal of nee and saki. There was no confirmation neie of Japanese occupation of the key city of Kalgar to the north or even of penetration of the great wall as was claimed in Peiping by the Domei (Japanese) news agency and official army press releases. Commanders Cautious Japanese officers said no victories nad been reported judging of Fair Exhibits Begins M such back -i here on the army radio cooidmated operations. On the conliary, a general at- mosphere 01 caution verging on nervousness was perceptible among the Japanese field commanders to the west and south of Peiping. Their advance to the southwest along the Peipmg-Hankow railroad had been halted a few miles below This headquarters; their mechaniz- ed army was mired by weeks ol un- ceasing rain; their flanks were har- ried by considerable numbers of Chinese troops operating in small patrols. The sui prise Chinese sweep around the Japanese right flank obviously was worrying the Japan- ese strategists It was a real men- ace to tne 20-mile gap in their lines stretching all the way from dae west of Peiping, to Nankow pass to the north where a Japanese aimy of almost (Continued on cage elsnt Death Is Probed The body of pretty Jane Weir above, motion picture actress, wa the subject of a coroner's autopsy in Los Angeles, after her physician said he was puzzled by the cause o her death and would not sign a death certificaie. The 21-year-olc former society "girl who was regard ed as a promising star, died sudden ly m a hospital after apparentl making a quick recovery from an appendicitis operation. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG -NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS" Washington BY IRA BENNETT that sjch minor matteis as Congress, Supreme Court iogebic County Exposition Brings Many Entries in All Departments. RACES START THURSDAY Judging of exhibits at Gogebic ounty's annual fair started this morning and as the work of ap- raising the entries progressed blue ibbons marking the whining dis- plays added their touch o fcolor to he exposition Today was the leal opening day )f the fair, since yesterday was de- nted to receiving the many hun- dreds of entries in the various de- Roosevelt Confers With Leaders Before Making Up His Mind. Washington, Aug. fiom President Roos today as a virti certainty a fail session of congre to consider farm and wage-hour legislation. Mr Rosevelt said he was consid- ering the arguments for and against a special session, but had not made up his mind. He conferred yesterday with Sen- ator Barkley of Kentucky and Re- presentative the senate and house majonty leaders, on the question. Neither wouid comment after- wards on his probable decision. STORES HERE TO CLOSE Stores in Ironwood will close at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in observance of Ironwood Day at the Gogebic county fair. The Ironwood municipal band will present its weekly concert at the fairgrounds tomorrow night at 8 o'clock, playing in front of the grandstand. partments of the exposition. Today all displays weie in place, ready for inspection by the public. Fill Large Building The main exposition building which was enlarged 50 per cent by construction of a large addition this summer, was none too large to accommodate the many displays entered in competition for prem- iums and the commercial exhibits. The addition nas, however, relieved the congestion in the building and makes it possible to show all exhi- bits to greater advantage. At the east entrance to the build- ing are exhibits of sewing to the right, the art department to the left and a beautiful floral display Captured Convict Shown above as he was booked by New York police after his re married here to Miss Sophia Makela on July 20, 1902. She survives him together with a daughter, Miss Lydia. The body will be taken to the home Thursday. "'O mainder of the center section is de- voted to field and garden crops. A large section of the south side of the building is occupied by 4-H club exhibits Here are shown gar- ments made by girls residing chief- y in the rural districts of the ounty, handicraft work entered by he boys, and vegetables and other products entered by both boys ana this The 4-H displays include club exhibits as well as individual displays. Youths Show Hobbies A smaller section on the south side is taken up by the youths' de- partment. This includes many ar- acles showing the craftsmanship and ingenuity of boys and girls of ;he county. Most interesting of the non- competitive exhibits is a large dis- play by the United States forest service, arranged by members of the Ottawa national forest person- nel The exhibit is contained in a large booth with walls and ceilings covered by cedar boughs whose fra- grant odor permeates the entire building. Included in the display are models depicting in an interest- ing manner the various activities of the forest service, including re- forestation, fire prevention, ano other work. The booth is arranged cCoatlnmii on Last Spanish Government Stronghold Announces Surrender. Hendaye, Franco-Spanish Fron- tier, Aug. of- ficials today announced the sur- render of Santander, last remain- ing government stronghold on the northwest Spanish coast. Advices from insurgent field headquarters said govern ment authorities in the city officially handed over a notice of surrender. Then insurgent motorized troops casually drove ahead to enter the outskirts. Late this afternoon a strong detachment was only three miles from Santander proper. Fall of the city was hastened by street fighting. Santander's civil guard, a part of its police, and some of the civilian population rushed government troops, demanding im- mediate capitulation to insurgents. So swift was the insurgent ad- vance that o.OCO government mil- itiamen were believed caught in a pocket formed southeast of the city by onrushmg Insurgent troops. Insurgent commanders announc- ed that all government troops Hidden Mines and Guns Keep Jap Troops From Leaving for War. FIRE RAGES IN SHANGHAI Shanghai, Aug. ex- plosions of hidden Chinese mines and withering fire from secret chine gun nests riddled Japanese regular army landing parties today and prevented, at least for the time being, the debarkation of Japanese troops for the Shanghai war. Heavy losses of Japanese ad- vance forces slowed up or possibly halted altogether further troop landing until a more favorable mo- ment arrives. An official Chinese announce- ment said 500 Japanese soldiers out of who tried to land at one point, Wentsaopang, had drowned ORDER BLOCKADE Tokyo, Aug. has ordered a blockade of all Chinese official and private shipping on the Chinese coast, the Domei (Japanese) news agency said today. The blockade was proclaimed by Vice Admiral Kiyoshl Hase- gawa, commander-in-chief of the Japanese third fleet in Chi- nese waters, effective at 6 p. m. tonight (4 a. m, C. S. T.K The blockade order included all Chinese shipping but specif- ically exempted shipping of other nations. Lansing, Aug. Mich- igan liquor control commission or- dered today that all contracts with PUNISH BLATZ Lansing, Aug. state liquor control commission suspended the beer license of the Blata Brewery Co, Milwau- kee, today, charging it had sub- sidized a tavern. The order, effective immediately, will con- tinue in effect for twenty days. It forbids the company to ship beer into Michigan, sell or dis- tribute from its Michigan ware- houses. Joseph Peletier, "tav- ern proprietor at Escanaba, Mich., testified salesman for the Blatz company obtained bar fixtures for him under "an ag- reement with the company." specially designated distributors be renewed Sept. 1. The order was a reversal of the commission's original plan to boost liquor sales of state-owned stores >y eliminating many distributors. The commission cut drastically, however, into the hours under which the special distributors may operate. It ruled: 1. That all distributors whose places of business are more than bwo miles from a state store shall be permitted to sell alcoholic li- quor for consumtion off the prem- ises from 7 a. m, until midnight and shall not sell during any oth- er hours of the day. 2. That all distributors whose places of business are within a two- mile radius of a state liquor store shall be permitted to sell alcoholic liquor from 7 a. m., until 9 a. m and from 9 p. m, until midnight but at no other hours during the day. Distributors in the second classi- fication formerly were entitled to transact business from 6 p. m. un- til 2 a. m. The old hours for mer- chants in the first group were 7 a m., until 2 a. m. in the Whangpoo and that the re- mainder were driven back to their .ships. The announcement also said two Japanese warships had foun- ered off Tsungming island in the Yangtze. War maps found on a captured Japanese officer disclosed a Japan- ese plan to land troops along the entire Chinese coast from Liuho to Nanwei and then advance oir Shanghai for the final drive to wipe out Chinese forces. Apparently furious because of the setback, Japanese demolished Chi- nese villages along the Yangtze with a naval barrage and scores of aerial bombs. The villages were deathtraps. The countryside was as barren as a cemetery. (Continued on Hurl Shells Accurately With the Japanese offensive against Shanghai at least tempor- arily paralyzed, distant Chinese howitzer batteries smashed at Jap- anese warships In the Whangpoo and Yangtze. Military observers said the Ger- man-trained Chinese gun crews hurled shells with "surprising ac- curacj." The Chinese artillery fusillade drove the United States destroyer from Its post off Gough Island where it was guarding the Texas Oil company plant near the conflu- ence of Yangtze and Whangpoo rivers. Great fires raged meantime in three sections of Shanghai. Some foreign observers estimated the toll in the two weeks of fight- Loan Sought in 1932 for Electric Plant Is Approved. Bessemer, Aug. Hugo Hill was informed this morning that the public works administra- tion at Washington has approved a loan of and a grant of 500 for the construction of a mu- nicipal electric plant in Bessemer Mayor Hill received the Informa- tion from three sources, Congress- man Frank E. Hook, and the Uni- ted States Senators Arthur H. Van- denberg and Prentiss M. Brown. The city of Bessemer made appli- cation for a loan for such a pur- pose in 1932, when Michael Ged- da was mayor. Since then -the council authorized surveys to be made and'obtained estimates on the cost of the proposed plant. The original estimate was Mayor Hill said today that im mediate action is being taken to ob- tain information from Washington regarding the steps to be taken tc obtain the funds and start the pro ject. Congressman Frank E. Hook, who returned to Ironwood yester- day, said today that he had re- ceived notification of the grant to Bessemer and also had receivea word that a grant of had been approved by the public: works administration for an addition to the Watersmeej; school. The congressman said the mes- sage he received was not clear re- garding the grant of and he arfriit.innn 1 Conference Breaks Up When 86 Railroads Refuse Demands. Chicago, Aug. con- ference between representatives of railroad operating employes and then- employers broke up to- day with refusal by 86 major rail- roads to accede to demands for a flat 20 per cent wage increase A statement from the represent- atives of the big five operating brotherhoods said the action "leaves no alternative but to set the day and hour for the men to withdraw from service in accordance with the authority given in a strike ballot m which 97 per cent of the workers represented these organisations hfotheihoods) voted in favor of strike unless a satisfactory dis- position of the request for increases in rates of pay was obtained." H. A. Enochs, chacirman of the carriers' conference c o m m ittee whichc has been conferring with the union delegates three weeks made public his group's decision with an announcement that such an increase would be "ruinous" to Hie carriers and that they "cannot and even an 8 cents an hour oost." Enochs' committee of 15 repre- ents 86 systems. President Makes First Pub- lic Statement Since Bill Was Shelved. SUBSTITUTE BILL SIGNED Washington, Aug. dent Roosevelt served notice today that some reorganization of the su- preme court remains an objective of his administration. He made his first public state- ment on the court situation since congress shelved his demand to en- large the high tribunal by one new member for each present justice over 70 who did not retire. The statement came with a White House announcement that Mi'. Roosevelt had signed a measure providing for changes in judicial procedure in the lower courts. Out of the long and bitter fight over the court bill these proposals alone were retained and enacted. The president said that the lower court bill "registers a moderate ana limited advance into a field which calls for further and more com- plete exploration." Burdens Are Untouched He listed as being "on the side of omission" the fact that the bill "leaves entirely untouched any method of relieving the burden now imposed on the supreme court." This he then included as one of the objectives which he said "are of a necessity a part of any complete and rounded plan for the reform of judicial processes." The president restated what he has long put forth as his broad ob- jective m seeking changes in the judiciary. "We have wanted to bring to an he said, "a trying period OLD RESIDENT OF J NIITT EOF ih. SCENES miTw Classified DEAR FRIENDS: There's a world of human in- terest in the classified ads. That's what makes them interesting- even when you are not in the market to buy or really vital when you are. Senator Minton Believes He Will Be Nominated in 1940. Washington, Aug. tor Mintdh (D-Ind.) predicted to- day that Paul V. McNutt, Ameri- can high commissioner to the Phil- ippines, will be nominated by the Democrats in 1940 to succeed Presi- dent Roosevelt. The Indiana senator, a new deal stalwart who is close both to the president and McNutt, said he did not believe Mr. Roosevelt would run for a third term. Minton's eyes flashed as he en- thused in an Interview over the former Indiana governor's avail- ability not only from the stand- point of his record, but also from a purely-political standpoint. "He's a he said. "He gave Indiana the best administra- tion Indiana ever had. He put more legislation on the books of Indiana for labor and the farmer than anybody ever did in the his- tory of the state and he demon- strated his executive ability. "He has acquaintances all over the United States. There, isn't a cross road that doesn't have some- Bride of Year Returns From Vacation Trip, Dis- covers Murder. Chicago, Aug. 35-W-Returning from a vacation trip to California, Mrs. Katherine Peterson, 24, a bride of a year, hurried from the rail- road station to her home last night hi keen anticipation of surprising her husband. Instead of a joyous homecoming she was shocked into screaming hys- teria by the sight of her husband's battered body lying in the doorway of a blood-spattered bedroom. Near- by was a baseball bat apparently used as a weapon by the slayer. The bedroom was in disorder, in- dicative of a struggle between the victim, Gerald Peterson, 38 and his assailant. Peterson was clad in pa- jamas. From a large blood stain on a pillow police deduced he was ing in and about Shanghai as more than killed and wounded. Officially compiled casualties hi the international area totaled in- cluding dead. Chinese field headquarters de- clared a determined counter attack in the Woosung sector north of Shanghai had swept the Japanese out of four strategic and Paoshan on the Yangtze, and .Continued on mm wired Washington for additional in formation. The understanding of Bessemer officials, however was, that the grant was made to_ Besse- additton to the STRIKE RESETTLED Funeral of Charles J. Larson to Be Conducted on Friday. UNABLE TO RRFT asleep when the slayer struck the first blow. Mrs. Peterson said, she last saw her husband alive July 22 when she departed for Beverly Hills, Calif., to visit her father. Police said neigh- bors told them they heard Peterson and another man quarrelling yes- terday morning. Authorities sought him for questioning. one that knows him. "He's a great campaigner, too. There Isn't a better one in the country. "His views are substantially the views of the new deal." Hurley Stores to Feature Bargains Retail merchants of Hurley will sponsor a three-day city-wide Bar- gain Days event, starting tomorrow and concluding Saturday night. Participating merchants, who will teature exceptional values for the three days, include: Paul's store, Modem L. H. Williams Radio and Appliance shop, Trolla meats and groceries, Erspamer's market. White Cross pharmacy, Schafer's hardware, Mar'Nel Beauty shop. Martini bro- thers meats and groceries, Hurley Style shoppe, Calvettl Transporta- tion company, Hurley Electric com- pany, Paynter's Pasty shop, Arthur Eehto, and Volgt and Christensen. Lower Michigan Youth Sinks Opposite Ontonagon Township Park. Ontonaton, Aug. Wal- sek 19, a Lower Michigan summer visitor here, drowned at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Lake Super- ior when he sank about 50 feet from a raft toward which he swam with a companion, Miss June Reed. The body was recovered by Mack Morse and Richard Wootey, but efforts to resuscitate him were unavailing. Walsek was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Donald- Reed at the Savage cottage, Sliver City. He came here to the township park to swim and set out for-the raft with Miss Reed. The raft Is located 550 feet from shore. He suddenly called for help, but his cries were not heard, and he sank. The body was recovered In 15 minutes. Physicians said Walsek may have suffered a heart attack. Walsek was a resident of Chest- ing, near Bay City. The bodjr will be sent to the home of his family. GAME POSTPONED Philadelphia, tt-W-Rain today forced postponement until Friday night of the football game scheduled tonight between the eastern college all-stars and the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Professional league. Operators and Union Work- ers Reach Agreements in Three Cases. Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. wage agreements reached between operators and union work- ers during the past 12 hours caused both sides to express hope todaytha Michigan's motor truck strike fflni culties were approaching an end. Neither side would make definite predictions, but they based theU- op- timism on the following ments: develop- Trucks of the Vyn company which handles freight at Muskegon, Grane Haven, Grand Rapids and Holland for the Eastern Michigan Trucking company, resumed operation today lor the first time since Sunday. John Vyn, president and general manager of the firm, granted union demand for 55 cents an hour for dockmer 60 cents for city drivers and 6 cents for highway drivers, effectiv September 7. The Michigan Inter-State Motor Freight company granted the sam scale to union locals at Sagina'1 and Lansing. The Consolidated Freight com pany, employes 250 workers resumed operations today afte having completed an agreement tx pay 50 cents an hour to dockmen, 5 to freight checkers and- city driver and 60 cents for highway driver This agreement also is eSectiv September 7. BULLETIN Aug. imed reports early to- day amid Japanese troops had en tend and searched the Soviet con sulate here. This consulate, ad tacent to Japan's own consulate was closed last week when war en gulfed the area. Charles J. Larson, 83, retired Oh- er Iron Mining Co. employe, died t o'clock yesterday afternoon t his home at 347 East Piine street. He had been ailing for a year and or the last four weeks was con- fined to bed. Funeral services will be con- during. which it has seemed that a veritable conspiracy existed on the part of many of the most gifted members of the legal profession to take advantage of the technicali- ties of the law and the conserva- tism _Qf the courts to render meas- ures-of and economic reform sterile or abortive." He added that "because represen- tative government, in order to suc- ceed, must act through the proces- ses of law, it is necessary for it to attain a high degree of cooperation among its three coordinate branch- es." Lists Accomplishments Enumerating what he considered benefits of the lower court bill Mr. Roosevelt said one of its principal provisions was that "the attorney general shall be given notice of con- stitutional questions involved in private litigation and accords the government the right to defend the constitutionality of the law of the land." 'No longer." he added, "must ths government stand idly by, a help- less spectator, while acts of con- gress are stricken down by the courts He listed these other accomplish- ments for the bill: It speeds appeals to the supreme court. It checks the injunctive power of lower courts. It "tends slightly to relax- the present system of assigning judges within circuits to congested areas. On the side of "omission" the chief executive named these things as not being done by the bill: "It he said, "no In- crease in the personnel of the low- er increase confessedly necessary. ducted Friday afternoon at the home at 2 o'clock and at the Salem jutheran church at The Rev. A. Brostrom will officiate. Bu- will be in Riverside cemetery. The body will be taken to the resi- tomorrow morning. Mr. Larson, was born in Smoland, Sweden, October 22, 1853. He came to this country 54 years ago and ived at Duluth and Ashland be- fore coming here as one of the early settlers in 1885. He was em- ployed at the mines in various ca- pacities, chiefly as a blacksmith. ha'beeansioner fomany to "It provides no effective means of assigning district judges to pres- sure areas, No New Blood "It sets up no flexible machin- ery, with methods of administration readily adaptable to needs as they arise. "It leaves untouched the crowded condition of the dockets in our low- er courts. "It provides for no flow of new blood to any of the federal benches. "It does not touch upon the prob- lem of aged and infirm judges who years. Mr. Larson was married to Miss Huda Swanson in Sweden May 18, 1882. They observed their flfty- .Iflh wedding anniversary last May 18. -She survives him, together with five daughters and one son. The children are Mrs. Carl Anderson, Mrs. Charles Gustafson, Mrs. Henry Hagstrom, Mrs. William En- drizzi, Miss Emma Larson, and Clif- ford Larson. He also leaves 14 grandchildren and two great grand- children. He was a- member of the Scan- j inavian lodge._________ TWO WOMEN BURNED TO DEATH, OTHERS SAVED Chicago, young women were burned to death and scores of other persons were res- cued today Tsihcn fire swept through a three story rooming house on the south side. The dead were Miss Dorothy KoU, 18, and Miss Marion Matas. 25. Several persons were burned, two seriously, when they were trapped in the building. Many occupants fied In night clothing, while others were lowered to the ground by sheets tied to bed posts. Firemen carried some down ladders. or resign, on full pay." oppor- retire, He added that objectives sought by this act and the original act were "predicated on the necessities of a great and growing nation." "Many of us have viewed with concern the widening chasm be- aa mn THE WEATHER UPPER MICHIGAN: Possibly local thunderstorms tonight or Thursday, except increasing cloudi- ness in extreme east tonight; slightly wanner in east and south tonight; slightly cooler Thursday in northwest. WISCONSIN: thundershowers Possibly scattered northwest portion The cause known. of the Ore was un- this afternoon or tonight; other- wise partly cloudy to locally cloudy tonight and Thursday; slightly warmer northeast portion tonight. HIGHEST AND LOWEST tem- peratures reported yesterday: Salt Lake, 104; Winnemucca, Yellow- stone, 42. TEMPERATURB ____________ i for the 94 hours ending at 12 o'clock noon today. 89; minimum for same period, U. fSPA-PERI
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