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   Sandusky Register (Newspaper) - November 5, 1940, Sandusky, Ohio                                BE SURE TO VOTE TODAY----POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 6:S0 A.M. TO �tSII OOMFLfiTi ASSOOiATED PRESS (JP) REPORTS The Sandusky Register SaitdusWtfB Oldest Busings tnstUution^F OUNDED    1^2 2-More Than A Ceninty In term S6rvk:e _____ ADS iRiivd VOL.    118.    NO.    265 *     *     * SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1940 �     *      Democracy Speaks Today-50,000,000 HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nov. 4 To a nation living in "the sun light and star light of peace" President Roosevelt asserted tonight that the right of the people to choose their own officers of government provides for them "the most powerful safeguard of our democracy." He spoke in an election eve broadcast from his country home, after declaring in a statement that he Awaitexi the veaxiict of the electorate tomorrow "in full confidence of vihdicaticn of the principles and policies on which we have fought the campaign." "After the ballots are counted," Mr. Roosevelt told the country in his broadcast, "the United States of America will still be united." "rtiere is every indication, he said, that the number of votes cast tonwrrow will be by far the greatest bi American history. "That is the proof-if proof be needed-of the vitality of our democracy," he asserted. The obligation of the pewple to their country does not nd'With the casting of votes, he added, as "eyery one of us has a continuing responsibility for the government which we choose." Democracy, the President said, is not "just a wHjrd, to be shouted at political rallys and then put back into the dictionary after election day." Mr. Roo6?velt spoke from the study of his home overlkx>king the Hudson river. Earlier in the evening, before a crowd gathered on the busiest street of nearby Poughkeepsie, the Chief Ex-cutive made his final public appearance before the election and said: "To you the men and women of my home county, I speak for the last time here on Market Street on the �ve of an election." (Continued on Page 10, Col. J) Vote Today! Voters To Decide Issues the great third decide whethei" (By The Associated Press) By its votes, America will settle term question today (Tuesday) and Franklin D. Pvoosevelt or Wendell L. Willkie shall occupy the White House in the four years ahead. Some 50,000,000 citizens, by all indications, aie expected to crowd the polling places. This would be a i-ec-ord number, attesting the nation's unusually intense interest in the outcome of a hotly contested campaign. In addition to a President and Vice President, 35 membens of the Senate will be cliosen together with 432 members of the House of Representatives and state and local officials by the hundreds. The campaign came to a bustling conclusion last night in an out-pouring of oratory that loaded the air waves for several successive hours. Final appeals to the electorate from botii Willkie and Roosevelt, as well as addresses by the Vice Presidential candidates, Charles L. McNary and Henry A. Wallace, were on the program. For President Roosevelt, the day before election saw him making a series of informal addi^ses in tjfie course of a motor tour along the Hudson river New York. In advance of its delivery, his election-eve speech from Hyde Park was expected to be an appeal that all eligible voters cast their ballots. At Beacon, N. Y., Mr. Roosevelt told a crowd that this was the last time he would be visiting them as "a candidate for office." This, he said, was "not a campaign speech, but a visit of sentiment." (Continued on Page 10, Col. 7) Vote Today I    _ (By The Associated Press) COLUMBUS, Nov. 4-Weai-y, perspiring candidcites, exhausted by Ohio's fiercest political battle in perhaps 44 years, sheathed their woixis tonight and awaited judgment of the voters. Tlie veixiict will be written tomonrow on a recoixi-breaking 3,500,000 ballots, tlie secretaiy of state estimated. Cloudy, mild weather, with possible scattered show-ei-s in the afternoon, is forecast. The voters, trooping to the poUs in 8,675 precincts between 6:30 a. m., and 6:30 p. m., have the job of selecting a President an-d Vice President, a governor, a United States Senator, six state officers, three supreme court judges, 24 Congressmen, 172 membei-s of tiie legislature, and "hundreds of county officials. Last-minute appeals for support blared from radios until midnight and beyond. Not since the Bryan-McKinley campaign of 1896 has Ohio political activity been so intense, veteran observers said. And probably never bef6re in the state's history have the voters been besieged by such conflicting developments and criss-crossing of party lines. The heterogenous picture includes,: Wendell L. Willkie, an Akron Dernocratic campaigner in 1982, running for President as the Republican candidate ; George WTiite, ex-Democratic governor, campaign* thg for Willkie after voting for the renomination ot (ontlnued on Page 10, Col. 6) Vote Today! By WILLIAM B. ARDERt NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (iP)-Wendell L. Willkie . coupled tonight an eleventh hour appeal for all citizens to vote with an assertion that "apathy undermines liberty." The Republican Presidential nominee, smiling and appearing conffdent, said in a prepared radio address (CBS) that "the greatest danger to democracy is that all the citizens, who have the final authority, may become careless about it." "They x x x take for granted many of our democratic institutions," he said. "They forget that suCh ' institutions must be constantly guarded." Terming it "the sacred duty" of all to vote in tomorrow's election, Willkie asked that no one let bad weather keep him from the polling booth. "The issue may depend upon whether or not you are willing to make a trip through rain or snow to the polling place." he added. This was the second of three radio talks scheduled by the candidate for election eve. In an afternoon address he declared that his every act as President would be designed "to keep this country out of foreign wars, and to keep it at peace." Willkie remained all afternoon and evening at his personal headquarters in the Hotel Commodore in order ^ to draft his final speeches. In his mid-evening talk, he said that it was a "false and dangerous" argument to contend that the  two-term tradition should be violated "on the grounds . that we are faced with an international crises." "To thrust aside that tradition is to assume that only one man has the ability to take us through recurring emergencies," Willkie continued. "That means Continued on Page 10, Col. 2) Vote Today I BOARD MAKES FINAL PLANS FOR ELECTION Vote Supplies Delivered, N 0 Changes In Precincts. .Everything was in readiness last night for balloting in the 62 Erie^ and Sandusky precincts. The last of the supplies were lellvered to booths late yesterday afternoon under tiie direction of election Board CTerk Roland P. aeutlcr. The task began Saturday. Areas around Individual booths wets marked off and ballot boxes S3t up for opening at 6:30 a. m. torlay. There    were    no    last    minute changes in precincts on workers. Reutler said. Workers Total 378 An army of 872 workers will take the city and county vote. There will be six workers for each booth, three Republicans and three Democrata. Election board officials said laat night they expected 19,000 votes "at least". This would represent a record turnout. The strain of the campaign through, workers held Informal parties at campaign headqiiarters^ la.st night. Some candidates got in last minute licks. Election parties were being arranged for many parts of the city and county tonight. Sandusky'e registration is. 12,490, an all-time high. At lea^t 10,000 of these are expected to vote. More than 50 candidate and sl.i special Issues will be passed upon here. Huron will vote on a $339,000 bond Issue for a new school; Per-klns-tp on a $78,000 bond Issue for the construction of a school addition, and Florence-tp on school centrallzatloD- The village of Birmingham will decide whether or not it should in- (Continued on Patre 10, Col. 7) Vote To  "Across the seas men and women are dying to preserve the precious right of self-government. In our country we still have the right to choose those who govern us and thus determine the policies which our government shall pursue. Unfortunately in the past large numbers of our citizeni �T0 KEEP HEN FREE" have been indifferent to their right and responsibility of voting. My final appeal to tlie American people in this campaign is that every man and woman eligible to vote do so today. No other duty or engagement can be naore important at this critical hour in world affairs than that of going to your polling place to participate with your neighbors in the selection of those men and women who m\\ govern this country. If all men and women perform their duty as citizens by voting today, not only shall we strengthen our American system of government but we shall give a demonstration to the world of the manner in which democracy can func* tion to keep men free." Ekction Eve Speeches CLEVELAND, Nov. 4 (^)-Thomas F. Dewey declared tonight "if the third-term campaign slaould be succesful," "each day of the next four years" would be "a living affront to those who created this republic, to those who gave us our freedom." "Every day would bring us more reprisals against business, against the press, against all those who dare to disagiee," the New York district attorney asserted. "Every day would bring new appeasements to those who hate our country - appeasement for the Communists and the fellow travelers on the federal payroll. Every day would fasten new shackles upon the independence of the Congress, x x x "Each day would bring us closer to the point when   every   federal WEATHER FOUECAST (By V. a. Weather Barean) OHIO -Cloudy   with   mild temperature,   occasional   light showers Tuesday, followed by rain and colder Tuesday night and in northwest portion Tuesday   afternoon;    cloudy   and rather  cold  Wednesday,  pre^ ceded by light rain. CONPITIONS-The  western disturbance Is moving northeastward with  Increasing  Intensity, with a trough extending southwestward to western Texas. LOCAl. PATA-Highest temperature yesterday 66, on same date last year 44; lowest temperature yesterday 46, on same date last year 86; precipitation yesterday 0, en a�.me date last year .01; sun rises today 7:07; sun sets today 5:22; temperature at 7:39 p. m. yesterday 62. judge in the land would owe his place to the will of one man. x x x Every child who reaches voting a^e at the end of 12 years of one-man rule will have no recollection of any other head of his government. These are the things of which dictatorship is made." Dewey appeared on the same Cleveland public hall platform from which President Roosevelt spoke Saturday night. His address, billed by Cleveland Republican leaders a; the answer to Mr. Roosevr�lt's talk, was prepared for broadcast nationally (NBC-red). The President's addre.ss contained "the usual hymn of hate directed at those who build thi> factories, who make new jobs." Dew^y continued. "And there also were those straw men he loves to set up and then knock down But this time there were new straw men. P.^INBRIDGE COLBY CHICAGO, Nov." 4 'a>)-Bain-bridge Colby, Secretary of State in the Wilson cabinet, said tonight NOMINEES Seven Presidential and Vice Presidential tickets are before the nation's voters tpday (Tuesday). Only the Democratic and Republican candidates, however, are represented by electors on all 48 state ballots. The five mlnoj; party tickets qualified only in a portion of them. Here are the candidates and their party deeiguations: president Vice President Franklin D   Roosevelt     Henry A,. Wallace WendeU L. Willkie Charles L. McNary Norman Thomas Maynard Krueger - John W. Aiken Aaron m. Orajxge Karl R. Browder- I*piei� W. Ford Roger W. Babson E rin-clple which rune through the body of our law." Colby urged the election of Rfe-publican Nominee Wendell L. Willkie. describing him as a "serioijs American, a sober citizen of the republic endeavoring to portray to his fellow countrymen, our sltua-. tion at home and abroad, our dislocated economy, our lagging defense, our dangers and insecurity." COMMISSION ACTS ON TWO SEWER JOBS Both Are Part Of Storm Water Project. Legislation was orderea 5y|)aj:(?^^^ .i^-,awajcd-the-.^^^ end r^ief 'sewer contract tc> the i^lill Cd., Cleveland, and an ordinance providing- a con. tract with tiie ShuUo Co., Akron, for the Tyler-st relief sewer was adopted during the City Commission meeting last night. In a, step to hasten con^pletlon j of the clty-s $747,(XX) relief sewer' project approved by the voters of San.-lusky In the last November slection   the   Tyler-st   ordinance was   adopted   as   an  emergency measure effective at once. It Is probable that the south end sewer wlU be similarly awarded. Work Stars Soon It Is expected that both projects will be under cocnsrtuctlon within three weeks, with the Tyler-st job opening early next week. The KalUl Co. was awarded the contract on a low base bid of |129.-273.40. Commissioner George J. Apel lUlPOduced the move to award the Kami Co. the contract. Commissioner James W. Higgins furnished the second. The vote was unanimous. Apel, who last week Initiated the move to award the Tyler-st contract to the Shullo Co., last night moved that the ordinance bo adopted as an emergency measure. Commissioner George J, Doerzbach, who last week favored a bid more than J 12,000 above the base bid, again east the only vote against  the  contract-ordinance. The south end sewer Is the last contract to be let on the city' largest sewer project. Passage of the contract-ordinance next week will finish legislation necessary to construct the sewers deemed because of continual flooding of cellars and streets Vote Today! JOHN U LEWIS WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 W)-John L. Lewis, CIO chairman, ones again urged the election of Wendell Willkie tonight, declaring in a orief midnight broadcast (NEC) that the reelection of President Roosevelt would result In war. "Neither President Roosevelt, nor any spokesman for his administration," Lewis said in his prepared text, "has been intellectually capable of making answer" to the charges he made in his first speech opposing the President's reelection. "Their response have been confined to violent--per-onal criticism, abuse and slander of this speaker. "I assert again that the r�. election of President Roosevelt will result in the nation's involvement in war." Lewis said- Willkie Leads In First Count SHARON, N. H., Nov . 6-(Tuesday)-(AP)-Raclng to be the first in the nation to cast its ballots in the Presidential election, this traditionally Republican town In the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire announced at 12:12 a. m. (E). S. T.) today a vote of 24 for Wendell Willkie to 7 for President Roosevelt. In 1936, Sharon voted 13 to 3 in favor of Alf Landon over the President, and 1932 the count was 11 for Herbert Hoover to one for Mr. Roosevelt. Exactly one minute past mld-n^t^the Yoteraj^^MitoUfiU] *1S^i;hri'^lf6-5/eaF-p!^^ red brick School house on tlie plnu-oovere^ slopes of Temple mountain-just four miles from Peter-boro, inspiration of Thornton Wllder's Play, "Our Town." By candle light and kerosene lamp, the 28 voters-three others voted by albsentee ballot- marked their crosses. A state trooper had been recruited for duty at the door since the town has neither a policeman nor a 2onstable. 10 Die ATPlane^ Crashes In Utah SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 14 (^>-A United Air Lines plane, lost in a blinding sn'�>wsborm, crashed into a mountain side today killing its 10 occupants. S. V. Hall, U. A. L. vic& president in charge of western, operations, said "it looks very much as if the accident ^was caused by a failure of the range or radio beam. "Our trip No. 11 reported that the range had irregularities at 5:36 a. m. (Mountain Standard Time). Hall said the range was reported "0. K." at 4:24 a. m., but that it evidently failed about tiie time the S^n Fran* lilgJO^iiSaltu^^^ piloted by Capt. Howard Fey of Oakland^ approached Salt Lake. All Indications, were that the pilots had no foi:ewaming of thefr danger.. The passengers' safety belts hpPRrcntly were not fastitned. Although the wheels *ere torn away, evidence was that the landing gear was retracted at the time of the accident. The airplane's chronometer, oniy,>Layton,   2B miles    north of Salt LEVY OPPONENT ASKS FOR GUARD Huron Marshal Protects Passer At Work, Bill chronometer, Instrument to show any kind of a reading after the accident, was stopped at 3:39. This was believed to establish definitely the time of the crash, with the probability that it was set for Pacific standard time, an hour earlier than mountain time. The transport radioed about 4:40 a. m. that It was 8,000 feet over NO WASH FELICITY, Nov. 4 Monday washings were late today; a Maltese tomcat went astray.... Wandered atop a power line- Pfft! Out went hghts and lives-6.11 nine. P. B.-It required $40 worth of fuses to repair damage, power company officials said. Marshal Fred Klein, Huron, said 4ast night Earl Shepherd there asked for protection after the air was let from his auto tires and h� feared damage to his car while passing out handbills against the $339,000 school bond issue to be voted upon today. Marshal Klein denied there had been any quarreling in the streets or roperty damage as a rr "ult of disputes over the levy. The Huron marshal said he parked by Shepherd's car and saw no one. Rumors reaching here early today were to the effect that a large neon sign on Shepherd's place of business in downtown Huron had been damaged. Also that air was let out of tires In several sections of the village. These could not be verified. Handbills were reported removed from porches and streets by those favoring the issue. Marshal Klein said no arrests had been made. No request for aid had come to the sheriff's department, according to Deputy Sheriff A.  A. KlUlan. Nearly 600 Huron public school pupils paraded through the streets in a demonstration yesterday afternoon. They were appealing for a new school building which the bond i^sue would provide if approved today. Vote Today! Meeting Raps Publications A move to halt sale, display or distribution of Indecent literature and pictures in the city was taken by City Commissioner James W. Hlgglns last night. - The Commission, upon move of Hlgglns, ordered City Solicitor C. k. Moyer to prepare a report for next week containing any legislation the city may have regulating Indecent literature and pictures. During a session of the Wpnien's Missionary Federatton, American Lutheran Church, here recently, a move protesting against display and sale of such literature and pictures was adopted. It's a good Idea If the city begins similar action," Hlgglns declared after the- meeting. "People can't tell me that we don't have such "stuff" because I have seen it on display," he concluded. Vote Today! JOHN ClFOAHV ST. PAUL, Minn., :^ov. i John Cu24,70O-in bonds to pay, the city cost of improvements completed during the last several months was adopted during the City Commission meeting last night. The Iwnds are necessary to take up the notes issued prior to construction of the projects. The money will be useC to pav a portion of the cost of drainage ditch on Tiffin-av, south of the subway; macadam pavement on First-St from Austin-st to F-st, on F-st from River-av to Flrst-st; improving Camp-st and Hayes-av subways; construction of three new tennis courts at E. Battery Park; expense for purchase and instuU-atlon of a new heating system at the Central Fire station; construction of breakwater and deck at B. Battery Park; improvements at the foot of Perry-st. and re-facing the municipal dock foot of Jackson St. All the improvement^ have been completed. Tate Today! Bureau Posts Storm Signals Full southwest 9torin w^nMig signals were Uht^ %t the V. & Weather Bureau tower at the foot of Jacksou-st hist night. Observer Q. C. Cooper sbild as the hur�ftw re* vi^ed earlier �mall craft warninsa. Cooper said �onie rain would u,g^ compaoy the blow. - pfoh�biy )�te today, with alightiy ooldier weather, to follow tonight       Wedn��d�y. Tempsruture� ooatin,u^ ^ ^Ud yesterday with � hi�h of %9 �nd a low of 4iJ_ during the morww I^ year on* the mm 4�te high wa� 44 �ad the tow iH, GREEKS-MAKE PRISONERS OF AXIS TROOPS Skirted Fighters Also Rush Deeper Into Albania. ; . ATHENS,. Nov.. 5^(Tue3|;;^ day)--The captfire^of p'oFt^of 4,000 ItaUan troops sent intd^^^ Greece ' to' �ut communia^^ tions was reported early to-^ '} day as Greece's skirted shodl�i:ii; troops announced they had -seized another hill in Albania, and taken a quantity of ItJal4 ian war material. (Bejgmde: Yugoslavia, clispatcfaejj �id the Greek general staff-report^i I ed the capture of 30 tanks and,"! Greek sources in Belgrade aa^d� their northern army was *ta posc ^ .ses.slon i-f mountain heights nir-? * rounding 30,000 Italians.) - ^ The Greek defendera  who   a�; carrytag the war   to   Jtallan-Kson* quered Albania were said to bavf;; thrust forward 10 kilometera (mor*^: v' than  U�l�:r^; ------- -.air   by   Ital��lk. planes in an attempt to relieve V^^r^ cist soldiers sent into Greepe t<^''  rupt communications- ' The number of prisoners takeAf there was not disclosed hut 'fnt>nt ; advices said the surrender of th�' remaining force, la pendinqr> (Continued on Page 10, CoL Vote Today! George Gfell, NorwalkrJDi#r NORWAI*K. Nov. <-^<8p�
                            

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