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Dunkirk Evening Observer (Newspaper) - November 6, 1939, Dunkirk, New York VOTE EARLY: VOTE VOTE TODAY'S ISSUE 16 PAGES EVENING OBSERVER ESTABLISHED 1802-------FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE UNITED PRESS------Saturday'! Preit The WeaUicr Fair, slif htly colder tonight; Tuesday lair, rising tempera- ture: Wednesday showers. 31 DUNKIRK, N. .NOVEMBER 6, 1939 Itta I'er Week Dcltvcrwl 3 r NAZIS DEMAND SURRENDER OF FLINT Two Dramatic Rescues at Sea Made by Small Freighter Will Report On City of Flint Tried to Take the Boat That! Had Rescued Them.After Their Ship Was Tor- pedoed. Hoboken, N. X, Nov. Two dramatic rescues-at-sea, in which terror-stricken Hindu? rioted and had to be clubbed into were described todanv by the passengers and crew of the American .freighter Independence Hail rue tiny freighter, owned by the Maritime commission, ordin- arily carries no passengers, bat. within six hours on Oct. 17, she had rescued 300 persons includ- ing .127 panic-stricken Hindus, from two torpedoed British ships City of Mandalay and the Yorkshire. The Independence Hail already had 33 passengers and a crew of 55. The rescues 500 miles off the coast were accomplished in chop- py seas amid heroism and cow- ardice. The Mandalay, a British freighter in the Indian trade, was by a U-boat that stood by until the crew of 73 including 56 Hindus were rescued and then signaled the Independence Hail, j "thanks very much" and sub- Seven This rescue .was accomplished while'the Independence Hall was answering the SOS.of bound from Singapore to London with 285 persons aboard, mostly sick British soldiers re- turning home from India. The Independence Hall was then 21 miles from the Yorkshire, A half- hour later, the Mandalay's ap- peal was picked up. It was nearer and Capt. Daniel J. McKenzie decided to answer it. That was in late afternoon. It was a dark, dear when his reached the 227 survivors. There were 71 Hindus anions these. The ship had gone down. The Hindus aboard the York- shire had become panic-stricken when the ship was torpedoed. They, had rushed, screaming in terror, to the lifeboats, and push- ed women and children aside. Englishmen smashed them on the beads -with oars, fire buckets and axes. Some of the Indians were hauled, screaming and the Independence Hall. Many of them had heads. About 50 persons were injured serious- ly. There also were cases of pneu- monia and influenza. Two persons uscu: one a British sergeant- major, from a heart attack: the other an Indian, from pneumo- nia. They were burjfd at sea. GOVERNMENT TAKES TO AIRPLANE INDUSTRY Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, U. S. Minister to Norway, is in Ber- gen, Norway, to get at first hand the story of the Nazi seizure and Russian detention of the Amer- ican freighter, City of Flint The American crew regained com- mand of the City of Flint when Norwegian authorities the German prize crew after tht ship put in at Bergen. -SLEET, UPSTAPECf Ohio, Too, Has Proposal Be- fore It for Decision To- morrow Doubling Old Age Pensions. Four Dead, 20 Clubs Warn Against Use of Some Roads. Albany, Nov. season's first freak snow storm blanketed sections of New York, state today. One upstate county reported as much as 20 inches of snow. The white blanket covered the Catekill and Adirondack mountain areas, hampering traffic, disrupt- ing telephone service and creating serious hazards on highways. East and upstate sections which escaped the Tirunt of the snow storm, suffered from sleet and rain storms which slowed traffic. Scores of automobile accidents were attributed to the weather. At least 10 persons were killed and 20 others were injured in collisions. Schoharie county Engineer Har- ry F." Ruland said between 14 and Voters In CiUfofnte Ohio tomorrow OB act' peMtoa puns, hifhlichtinf tht ttt-year The California brae It the "ham and til" plan which would iITC unemployed tvtr fifty S3t "every Thursday." The Ohio issue the Bifelow plan to five slnfIt perms over Sf, a month, married couples SSI a month. New York sbte dtettet whether It will totalise pul-miitael bet- tint at hone race Kentucky and MMMfepl elect tovernon. Philadelphia Mid Detroit elect In the latter city, the Conrrew of Indwtrial Orftnha- tlona WM one of the By JOHN W. DUNLAF Stiff CorreiBcndtnO San Francisco, Nov.; California votes again tomorrow on whetlier. to give unemployed citizenssover years old the equivalent'of every Thursday for life. This) if the "ham Ic eggs" .President Hoc- itfort cut to Utopia." appeared-to be no disin- .terested .observers, but :betting (men forecast the defeat by, la Last year it was defeated by votes. How- ever, business men were so un- certain that many had made'plans to move from' the state if the plan is adopted. The plan is offered the voters as constitutional amendment known as the retirement life pay-; merit act. tt is sponsored by the California Life Retirement Pay- ment association, an organization headed by Roy G. Owem'and Will 20 inches of snow county. fell in the In many sections the snow turned to slcel and rain, making highways slushy. But in the Csts- iilUand Adirondack mountains snow fell least six inches in the areas around Monii- 1 cello and Kingston and three inches ia northern sections around Saranac. A crash between a train and an i automobile at a crossing at Platls- burg, killed William Trombley. Washington. Nov. 6 18, and his cousin, Leonard, 19, GOVERNOR MOORE'S AIDE FACING CHARGES IN SWINDLE .New York, Nov. Leo N. Gaffney of Plainfield, N. J., a colonel on the staff of Gov. A. Harry Moore, was under federal indictment with live associates and two corporations today on charges of swindling the investing public of more than The defendants were charged specifically with mail fraud and violation of the Securities and Ex- change act in connection with a scheme to get control of banking institutions whose assets alleged- ly were diverted. U.S.-Attorney John T. Cahill charged that Gaffney and his as- sociates swindled persons of high standing in the business and pro- fessional world by representing that the Du Fonts of Delaware were interested in their venture. The corporation defendants were the Bank of Industrial Ser- vice, Inc., of Wilmington, Del., now in equity receivership, of which Gaffney was president and a director, and Hiltz and Com- pany, Inc., of New York. BURIED TOY AT IE IN ,FRANCE PLAN SYSTEM TO Warships May Accompany Freighter Over Entire At- lantic Route, Husband Htld At Springfield, Man. Whero Ht Pleads "Not Guilty." Springfield, Mass., Nov. funeral services were being held for his pretty bride, of a .week, Walter Hibberd, 20. pleaded not guilty to murder today and was held without bail for hearing Nov. 16. Judge William J. Granfield or- dered a mental examination of (he defendant, who confessed to Brat- tleboro, Vt.. police Saturday that he killed his 18-year-old wife, Caroline, with a hunting knife be- cause of a strange "urge to and then had decapitated her. A special squad of 30 policemen __ t uj. H. Kindig. -which boasts ;a mem- Ucd t th courthoase bership of more, than a million i speclators jammed the as "fallacious and unworkable." climaxed his opposition last light in a radio address. He acknowledg- OB Two) By M. S. (United Press Start Paris, Nov. 8 Great Britain and France today an- nounced a plan of joint navnl ac- tion to guard ships carrying Am- erican war cargoes across the At- lantic. The plan, worked out by Win- ston Churchill, first lord of the British admiralty, and Cesar .Campindii, French navy minis- ter, and Vice-Admiral Francois Darlan, chief of staff of the French navy., is designed specifically to overcome the threat 'of German juibmarines and warships. The first ships to leave New York with armaments, particular- ly airplanes, will be convoyed by sllied warships the entire distance tc it was said, that Bri- Urn and France control the seas. was reported, however, that the German fleet had been order- ed to 'group" U-boats and raiders in two main zones of operation in the off the Gulf of Mexico to inUrrupt allied and the other in the North Atlantic to in- tercept freighters in way Deulschland captured- tht City The Germans' raids .probably would be complicated by winter storms, which render patrol duty difficult for (Continued on Page TweAve) Stock Market Stock Market at Noon New York, Nov.. Market activity centered again to- day on the low priced issues, while the recognized leaders were dull with prices irregularly lower. These quotations are furnished through tie courtesy of Abbott. funeral was denied, appeared tired j Proctor k Paine. Buffalo. N. Y. Five Persons Injured When Car Hits Tree on Forestville Highway Steering Mechanism Goes Wrong. Wo'man Thrown Through Wind- Child Unconscious. Five persons, including a 2 1-2 year old child, were severely in- jured this morning about o'clock when their car left the highway on the Forestville road near the Lynn Gary farm and crashed into a maple tree. The injured are: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sipplc of Smith Mills. Mr. and Richard Keminc- ton and daughter of Forestville. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sipple re- ceived severe injuries of the head and their condition is considered serious. They were taken to the Dunkirk hospital in an ambu- lance. Mrs. Remington suffered back injuries, the nature of which will not be known. until x-rays are taken at the Rhinehart hospital in Silver Creek where she was ta- ken following first aid treatment in Foreslville. Mr. Remington had internal in- juries which were not believed to be serious. The Remington child was cut on the head. She was unconscious when taken to the physician's of- fice in Forestville and while it is known that she suffered a serious concussion, it is not known whe- ther there is. a fracture of-the skull. Mr. Sipple, who was driving the car, reported that he felt the steering wheel turn free in his hand and before he could stop the car with the brakes, it lett the highway out of control and struck the tree.'The car was headed north and the force of the collis- ion threw Mrs. Sipple through the windshield. The front end of the car was wrecked and the machine was re- American Minister Reaches Bergen and Takes Com- Papers Attack Arms Repeal. at the office of Dr. Louis DelBcllo I moved to a Smith Mills garage. ALLIED CONVOYS NOT IN CONFLICT WjTH PANAMA FACT Washington, Nov. United officials saw no conflict-with, the declaration of Panama today in the announced intention of the allies to convoy their rmerchantment from the United States so long as no "bel- ligerent are committed in the American neutral zone. State .department officials not- ed the announcement of the con- voy plans -without comment. Brit- ish and French sources were quot- ed as saying the convoy system was being organized to take air- plane and oilier war 'supply car- goes from American ports through the submarine zones. arid forlorn. Mrs. Hibberd's mutiliated bdoV was found in the bathtub of their "honeymoon" apartment here Sat- urday. The body was sent to her native Lyman. Me., for today'; funeral services. Officiating at tha services was the Rev. Owen W.j Chrysler Esmes. ministch of Unitv churcft. i Consolidated rtii av. Prices at 2 P. 3L Alco Pfd.................. 66 Alco Common 25 !j Allegheny-Ludlum ........234 .................169 Anaconcia 34 RECTIFY LINES Outposts Hold Essential Po- sitions In Minor Strug- gle In Salient. who married the Hibberds a week aio last Friday. STUDENTS FROM 47 STATES Fntirp j enure While Running 50 Miles An Injured. General Electric 1 General Motors 54 j Mont Ward Nash Kelv j Westfield, Mass., Nov. By HAROLD ETTLINGER (United Press Stair Correspondent) Paris, Nov. troops were reported today to have "rectified" their southeast from Forbach, where the Germans had isolated a French garrison af- ter four days of artillery fire. It was announced that strong French outposts were holding iheir essential positions in the Forbach salient. The Germans surrounded the town on Ine north, and west, and their shells had cut all roads leading south but they had not yet attacked it with tanks or infantry. Forbach overlooks Saarbrueck- Left the RailS en and the great German iron and steel mills of the Saar vailey, which cannot operate as long as the French hold that salient The town lies in a bulge of French territory extending into Germany. (By United Pratl) Norway, Nov. today. rejected a German protest acainst release tf Ihe freighter City of Flint Jo her American crew, and there increasing Indications that UM ship 'would leave her and return home. Norway continued to thmt Germany lost legal right the ship when the German price crew took It into port at Hauge- sund and that she is now free 10 wherever the Americans want to take her. Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, U. 8. minister to Norway, who confer- red here with Capt. Joseph -A. Gainard of the City of Flint, said that the is now free.. Indication! around th la port were that the carfo would he at auction here, rather than take a chance on further risks that mifht be involved in attenpttaw to deliver it to oriflnal fttion in EnfUnd. The American freighter City Flint, abutted from port port aM-.cMiM tt sharp exchanges -tweeri Gentility Norway, It expected to be on her way agaia toon. The question ti: Will she finally to deliver the carto wai carrylnr to England when the Germans Mixed her and her first to the Arctic Russian part of Murmansk and then Norway? Or will she dump the cargo In Nor- way and try to set home before new misfortune befalls her. Mrs. Hirriman In Charft Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, Unit- ed States minister to Norway, ar- rived today in Bergen, where tht freighter lay at anchor, once mort under the American flag. She took charge of the case. Her with the captain and the authori- ties there wore expected to speed up a decision on what the ship will do next. Under the new U. S. neutrality act, the Flint legally could continue (Continued on Page Thrtt) Hanover. N. (UP) j persons __ __ _ _ ______ were in- Atlantic City. N. J.. Nov. rep-i Sor-Var 13'-> j jurcd and all 63 passengers were Donald Joy. 33, j resented in the student body atlStudebakcr...............- 9'ij shaken severely today when the charged with manslaughter in (Dartmouth college this year. U S Steel................ New England States connection with the death of hisj.______________' j Chicago-to-Boslon was wife in a fall, will remain in the] The total number of retail sales LADT Lt'CK IS FICKLE I derailed three miles cast of West- Atlantic county jail at Mays new passenger cars was 1.357.-i Fifteen minu-1 The government advised aircraft: bolh oi manufacturers today that it is ap- county. __1_ "_- --L- _U 9 Withcrbce. in Three others in- plying the old World war cspion-. jurcd in the crash, two critically- a-f act to assure stringent con-1 Other crash victims were Ccy- trol ovcv lie civilian aeronautical jon shattuck, 47. of Hudson industry- Falls and Ernes! Lamb, 18, of At the same tajnc Use war and Hague, If Y departments announced that, Snowplows cleared, roads for perishable .goods mca-ing down- slate ir. huge tracks. State called l-o handle nigbl at they were removing one bar to jorcifn purchases of imilitary air- craft henc by waivin-! tbe prcs- new their for inilial production. after 1 The offi- The snow turned to ace on tote tf vital i-ndex ftis policy war and ravy the of national tJcfcnsc and to keco military sscMls. art privileged reject any item of equipment lor sals to a forcien sovcnament and m.ort.d the state .department would and 1. motor SMcd wansiais to motorists to eatrtaoos 'rti highways -were shdmg deny a to export that com- I Io ditches because trf wet con- jnodaty. The war navy de- plane? and zcrtmautical ftfttip- GROUP EXPERTS Trt MCT VOST HUXTOt Port Henry. N. Nov. Eaytnond Jforion, lost for 13 hours in woods near here, was found today suf- fering from -exposure. JCev. until his family does during 1938. and commcrci.U Tics after Charles Weils won S100J Jin Uiin? about bail, his attorney said i cars and trucks. jat a beano party, two men today. '----------------------bed him of at. More than half of the world's Moscow Tht lirst Communist Internationale manifesto issued' the war began charged today that She "American 5s interested in intensifying the war so lhai its uncrowned nttinilioas kinss can reap husc profit-" Earl Browder. generai secretary oi the Comaaunisl party of United Slates, asserted an an address "nere President RoosevcJt TKIS surrcnd- crinz to Use sretd of for war profits and thr.i inhabitants live on the continent of Asia. The entire train, moving at 50 an hour over the Boston Albany railroad tracks left the rails. The locomotive, its tender, the OBSERVER today. ]and nine twmed over, but For delivery call 2326. this country was for a quick IB Ottawa. Ont. A national SUT- by labor department to deienainc 'lire number of skilled availaWe for war indus tries in Canada, and to -organize' training courses for imsWHcd workers was announc-cd today by Hon. Xorman McLarly. C German Ambassador Vjlctor von turned today from Berlin. re- tod with heads -of Fateful Decision on Air Attack Still Withheld; Each Side Fears Reprisals stopped short of a 20-foot em- bankment which would have car- ried them to a parallel highway. Conductor George C. Palmer of (Continued on Page Sixteen) NEARLY 11WMRT E3inira, N. Y., By LOUIS F. KEEMLE (United Press Cable Eoito Operations on the fionl centart loaay on an ap- J destroy ihe French towns oi For- jbach. Sasi'gwefflines, SlwbwTji, Colmar and cT cva'Cualed cicatcd that an arch-bar or izcr supporting the rear truck ofl slnJck the locomotive's tender broke and dropped, striking the outside rail and Jorcinf it over on its side. From the point where this mis- hap occurred, the train ploughed anlo the roadbed for .wcraj hun- dred still in ttiear berths, in the diner ly and coun- thought places of confincincnl today but it was the brief, efficient work of a powerful blond prisoner identified nf Waino Hyyppa of VanEttcn, N. Y. Seized during investigation oi a holdup Hast night, was, pbced in a bawancnt along the Saar river. The movement may be the meal: important of the war so far. al-- though in. no sense the start of a iieneral German attack alcmz the Irvnt. Its Importance in Ger- many's need for the supplies of. steel coke from the bruecken industrial region, which torounenl for Scandinavian states, lantetnbowji and Use Jfetherjands tonight to discuss means df Ihcir September 9i 10 !hs adt in OBSERVTR ItuStn for JC ATtd The experts planned to for a protoJeins. j depart-; ment announced today the ironclu-' sitm of a rscaprocal trade ajree- 3Twnt -srilh Venezuela. The agree- uwnt. sofned at Caracaic. was Ihe 22nd reciprocal trade pact 3his to-. it has sot into effect ve cat
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