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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Escanaba, Michigan The est Ain a a daily press vol. Xxxi no. 289 associated press leased wire news service Escanaba Michigan sunday february 25, 1940 upper Peninsula s leading newspaper 16 pages single copy 5 cents defied by Hitler massive red army closes in Vii Puri City 74,000 is wreckage Homes deserted by Paul Sjoblom Helsinki feb. 24 up a a strategically spread red army its dead littering the Snow at the rate 6,000 in two Days was reported tonight by the finnish High command to be striking massively at the Island environs Vii Puri from a captured coastal base Only 7 % Miles away. From Kaisalahti nestled the War wrecked Gulf Finland railway just below Finland a erstwhile second City and from Koi Visto 17% Miles further South once the Western Anchor Finland a Mannerheim line the soviet offensive stretched out Over the Gulf ice to Hammer at finnish defenders the remaining islands in Vii Puri Bay. Detachments annihilated eastward other divisions pressed against the finnish land defences Between the Gulf and Lako Mola striving to Complete a pincers action Vii Puri. This City once a modern town 74,000, now is a virtual combat area its buildings wrecked by shells and its noncombatants moved away. The finns said these Gulf and land attacks directed at Vii Puri from five Points resulted in heavy russian losses that six tanks and six batteries were destroyed. But the finns did not this time say the attacks were repulsed. On the finns left flank East Lake Mola two russian detachments unspecified size were declared to have been a wholly annihilated a Friday after piercing the finnish lines. More specific soviet losses were dotted up to Over 2,350, As follows enemy losses heavy Salme Kaita East Lake Mola. More than 1,000 dead machine guns and other arms left the Field. Northeast Lake Ladoga Quot about 1,000 killed 15 tanks at Khmo the Central Eastern front a the enemy lost 350 the Day previous the finns estimated russian losses at 2,800. At the extreme Eastern end the line near Taipale the finns counter attacked and destroyed two soviet tanks. Today a communique was the first finnish admission that Kol Visto had fallen with its fortifications batteries and coastal artillery an off Shore Island. Volunteers praised the announcement likewise disclosed a rapid russian Advance up the railway to the station Kaisalahti 7% Miles South Vii Puri presumably As a result the finnish Retreat to a new line defences just before Vii Puri. Kaisalahti however is hemmed in by islands at least some which presumably Are still in the hands finnish defenders. Both bombing and scouting flights Wero made by the finnish aviators. Soviet air activity although sporadic Over Finland a entire length was not heavy Friday. The finns said they shot Down two soviet planes. Field marshal Baron Carl Gus Taf Mannerheim Finland a supreme commander in an order at the Day thanked swedish and norwegian volunteers for sharing a with us the dangers and trials the his statement was taken As an indication these volunteers now Are in the firing line. Groesbeck May Aid in ouster against Wayne prosecutor Detroit feb. 24 up a attorney general Thomas read Here in connection with the sensational police graft inquiry indicated tonight he expected former gov. Alex j. Groesbeck to Aid in prosecution the ouster Case against prosecutor Duncan c. Mccrea. Read emerging from a conference with Groesbeck who also is a former attorney general said a emr. Groesbeck was very cooperative and had agreed to help without remuneration in the interests a Public More corruption found the charges corruption grew out a grand jury investigation a sensations piling up from Day to Day recently and again today special prosecutor Chester p. Of Hara promised a bigger things to a the grand jury intends to go with this Job and clean up Wayne county a he said. In respect to the place Groesbeck a Republican. In the move against Mccrea attorney general read said that pressure private business would prevent the former governor from taking Over a fall responsibility As special a the stipulation was made by . Groesbeck a read said a that he would accept no fees. If his Aid is asked and it May be in some cases he will respond Only As a matter Public Dickinson sidesteps governor Dickinson in the City tonight for a speaking engagement shied from expressing an opinion the charges against Mccrea. Dickinson has ordered removal proceedings against the Wayne county a it would hardly be fair for me to comment a Dickinson said. Quot a Man is innocent until proved guilty. There May be surprises later so we comment the governor said he wished to be a was open minded and Neutral As be did express sur pose they u i charges a went is High As besides indicting Mccrea Ana moving to oust him from office the grand jury indicted Fred w. Frahm former Detroit police superintendent Harry Colburn. My creams chief investigator tour police detectives and several other persons. This group is charged with operating and protecting a baseball lottery represented As having done a $1,000,000 annual business in Detroit. Mail seizure by British that brought u. S. Protest s a n Vav \ n ois s present nazi regime peace Chamberlain vows to make world Freedom Safe the . S. Post office tradition that a the mail must go through runs into a Snag wherever great Britain has a contraband control station. Photos above show British seizure 550 bags u. S. Mail from the liner Manhattan at Gibraltar which brought protests from Washington. English sailors right ride the cargo net which transferred mailbag to Royal naval trawler. British Seaman at left holds sack marked a Deutsche Reich Post a containing mall bound for Hamburg. Nations guard Neutral stand Scandinavia countries faced with serious War problems gruesome Tawas City murder Case solved weather Lake Michigan moderate Northwest and North winds fair sunday. Lower a Michigan and upper Michigan generally fair sunday and monday rising temperature monday. At Low last 4 90 p. M. 24 hours Escanaba 11 10 temperatures Low yesterday a indicates below Zero. Alpena 14 los Angeles 45 Atlanta----35 Memphis---39 Bismarck 17 Miami a 52 Boston. 21 Milwaukee .14 buffalo____19 . P. 8 Chicago a. 17 Montreal a 5 Cincinnati. 34 new Orleans 48 Cleveland 29 new York a 27 denver____22 Oklahoma a 26 detroit____23 Omaha 3 Duluth. 9 Pittsburgh 26 Evansville. 30 port Arthur 14 frankfort__10 St. Louis---23 Galveston 52 gait Lake 45 . Rapids. 20 frisco.47 Indianapolis. 29 Soo Mich. A 9 Kamloops -.24 Seattle 35 Kansas City 13 Washington 27 sup Boming via up go 23 Copenhagen feb. 24. I a program a parallel action to enable Denmark Norway and Sweden to guard their neutrality under the most threatening conditions they have faced in years was visualized by norwegian foreign minister halvdan Kolitas he arrived today for talks with representatives the other two scandinavian nations. Koht who said that a the sharpened sea warfare would be one the principal topics discussed went into conference at once with the danish foreign minister . Peter Munch. The talks Are expected to get under Way in Earnest after the arrival Sweden a foreign minister Christian Gunther who was detained in Stockholm by a special meeting the Riksdag parliament summoned for tomorrow. The meeting the foreign ministers finds their nations vitally affected by War at sea which already has Cost them More than 50 ships and the lives 600 seamen. In addition Sweden is concerned by the recent bombing the swedish Border town Pajala which the government has attributed to soviet russian planes. Norway still is seeking a settlement the Allmark incident in which British warships invaded her territorial Waters and seized 299 British seamen imprisoned % nazi ship. Alling these problems is the question the attitude the three nations should adopted toward assisting Finland in her War with Russia and safeguarding their neutrality. Plane hits House in London 2 killed London feb. 25. Of a an air plane which had just taken off front Croydon Airport crashed into a Row houses in Surrey last night killing the Pilot a woman and her daughter and serious injuring the woman s husband and another child. Yawns City Mich., feb. 24 up a one the most gruesome murders in Michigan crime annals a the slaying nearly four years ago 10-year-old Bobby Kenyon was listed As a a solved by state police today with the arrest a 34-year-old East Tawas housewife. Climaxing an uninterrupted investigation state police capt. Joseph Kearney said the woman mrs. Winifred Moshier Mother three children had confessed killing the boy in a fit anger. She w lived examination the murder charge at her arraignment late today before Justice w. C. Davidson and was bound Over to the March term circuit court when she was unable to Post $5,-000 Bond. Mrs. Moshier was taken into custody late yesterday after a Chance remark she made about the murder aroused a neighbors suspicion. State police were told the remark and the dramatic break in the Case followed. The youngsters death had baffled authorities Ever since his a instigator pact to outlaw War is summoned by death new York feb. 24. Ltd Smith Freeman Reavis 46, for 20 years an editor and writer the associated press died at Post graduate Hospital tonight following an operation a week ago to remove a blood clot. He was internationally recognized As the Man who As an associated press correspondent in Paris inspired the Kellogg Briand pact outlawing War. Although Reavis always depreciated his part in the history making development the French government issued a Book giving the documentary background the treaty disclosing Rea vis As the a behind the scenes Quot instigator the pact which who signed by virtually every civilized nation in the world. Body the upper part horribly mutilated was found june 27, 1936, in the West Branch the a Gres River five Days after he disappeared. Capt. Kearney in a statement released today said mrs. Moshier killed Bobby with a Butcher knife in the pasture their farm because he had stoned her cows and a called her mrs. Moshier the statement said had seen the boy in the Fields and had taken the knife with her when she went to the pasture. Capt. Kearney said she disposed the body immediately throwing it into a Pool in the River where three Young men. Seining for minnows found it five Days later. The child s Throat had been Cut so that his head was nearly severed his ears had been sheared off and the Tongue dismembered. There was a Bruise the Back the head and two Teeth missing. Capt. Kearney said that mrs. Moshier a statements in regard to the mutilation the body had been corroborated in part by a pathologists postmortem and evidence recovered from the Pool when it was drained. Ducet Flay Welles talks decision urged third term Roosevelt should state his intentions says new Deal Backer Italy celebrates birth Princess Rome feb. 24 up a a i n g Emanuele granted amnesty to thousands italian non political prisoners in Italy the african possessions and the dodecanese islands today in Celebration the birth a granddaughter Princess Marie Gabriela at Naples. The entire nation celebrated the birth the third child Crown Princess Marie Jose and Crown Prince Umberto. The Crown Princess and her eight Pound 10-ounce daughter were doing Well. Princess Marie a pub b other children Are Prince Vittorio Emanuele three year old heir to the throne and Princess Maria Pia aged five. American emissary will a Quot at get facts from other capitals first by George c. Jordan Rome feb. 24 pm a authoritative sources said tonight the eve Tho arrival two personal emissaries president Roosevelt that Benito Mussolini probably by William Ardery Washington feb. 2 4 Ltd a senator Bankhead a Alaan administration supporter said today that a it would be better for All concerned if president Roosevelt announced at once his Altitude toward a third term. The Alabama senator who is supporting his brother speaker Bankhead for the democratic presidential nomination told reporters a the president should give expression to what he is going to do. I done to think there is much disagreement the Point that he should make his intentions known. It would be better for All concerned including the president if he would make a Bankhead asserted that if Roosevelt should seek renomination a then he can have it without much the Alabama senator added a people done to like second choices and its Long an . Roosevelt is at Largo in the situation there is no Way for the people to make up their minds other candidates. There can be no test sentiment so Long As the president remains Bankhead is the first new Deal senator to suggest that . Roose Felt declare his intentions. Simi were made this k by senators Johnson a Colo and Mccarran a Nev. Pontiac girl 19, is still missing parents ask help ii Robert e. Bunnelle London feb. 2 4 pm prime minister Chamberlain today flatly ruled out. Any peace with the present German government As incapable guaranteeing future Security to Europe. Is to pledged a tight to the inish a until we Are satisfied that Freedom is Safe a the conflict with Germany produced these new results the naval trawler Revollo 352-ton vessel engaged in mine sweeping. Sank after hitting a mine with ten her men lost. The vessel was the thirtieth the British Navy to go Down since the War began. I Himics sink i boat the air ministry announced Royal air Force planes scouted deep into greater Germany for the second successive night ranging As far at eld As Prague capital dismembered Czecho Slovakia. Officials said besides Prague Points scouted included Kiel Hamburg and Bremen. One plane made a forced Landing in Belgium the Crew six was arrested. The British press reported without official confirmation that Royal air Force planes had sunk three German submarines and a merchantman had rammed and sunk another. Tho toll merchantmen victims Tho War Rose with the foundering Tho British Steamer Royal Archer. 2,226 tons while being towed after striking a mine. Danish advices said the 1,206-ton danish ship abase had been sunk in the Atlantic with 2 8 seamen lost. Fighting talk charred winding up a series Pep meetings by Cabinet ministers with an address in his Hometown Birmingham Tho gaunt 70-year old Chamberlain delivered Ono his sharpest fight talks the War. Chamberlain decried nazi Aims As destruction Britain and a domination the Britain the other hand he said to the cheers the crowd is fighting a a a crusade for Freedom and to abolish a the spirit militarism and accumulation armaments which is pauper izing All Europe and not in Tho least Germany a How in Concrete terms Are these Aims to be secured a he asked and answered a first Independence the poles and czechs must be assured. A secondly we must have some tangible evidence that will satisfy us that any pledges assurances Given will lie fulfilled. Under the present German government there can to no Security for the Hom it a for Peare he called Finland a fight against invading Russia a heroic struggle against a a Gigantic and unwieldy adversary and in an incisive passage Tho British raid into a norwegian fjord to free 2�?~j j British captives from a German prison ship said a a Neutral must not complain if Britain commit a Mere technical breach neutrality taking no Neutral life and touching no Neutral property in freeing men illegally made prisoners a Chamberlain replied to a vote thanks from his audience with Tho word a ladies and gentlemen t am still Young. Time is before me. 1 Hope that even yet 1 May have Tho Chance putting my energies into the work peace a fireman is held As Torch Slayer wedding night Tacoma was feb. 21 a undersheriff Clyde Knowles said tonight John Ord 4 2, tall gaunt Tacoma fireman had confessed the brutal wedding night slaying the Man who successfully had courted his common Law wife. He denied however the officer added any connection with the fire that turned the couples honeymoon cottage into a funeral Pyro after the Bride and a third Man had been wounded. Tho body Hale r. Rosier 58, former president the Washington state elks association was removed last night from the ruins ills suburban Home. His Bride Myra 36, reported by Knowles to have lived with Ord for 10 years lung to life in a Tacoma Hospital a Bullet wound in her Abdomen. Beaten Willi poker King Pomeroy 50, who lived in Nosler a Home was beaten severely with a poker. Ord was arrested after taking mrs. Rosier to a Hospital. Knowles said both mrs. Rosier and Pomeroy signed statements that Ord invaded the Home killed Tho bridegroom and injured them. To gave this summarized version their statements a mrs. Rosier and Pomeroy said that last night Ord came to the Rosier Home and demanded Entrance. Rosier protested and Ord broke in through a screen door. To struck mrs. Rosier knocking her to the floor. When Rosier intervened Ord shot him. He then picked up a stove poker and beat the bridegroom repeatedly Over the head. A Pomeroy sleeping in an adjoining room heard the shot and investigated. Ord attacked Pomeroy with Tho poker knocking him unconscious. Soaked with kerosene a word then turned his attentions to mrs. Rosier beating her with a piece cordwood. When mrs. Rosier regained consciousness she saw Ord leaning Over her husband pouring kerosene his clothing. Rosier attempted to Rise but Ord struck him Down with the Pojer and applied a match to his clothing. Mrs. Rosier crawled Over and got a Rug and threw it around her husband s body. Ord then shot her and dragged Hor onto the front porch. A with the House ablaze Pomeroy managed to crawl to safety. Ord drove mrs. Rosier to nearby Lake Steilacoom and threatened to throw her in. Mrs. Nosler a entreaties caused him to change his mind and he drove her to his Home four Miles away. A after mrs. Rosier promised to a keep her Mouth shut Ord took her to piece county Hospital then left. Later he returned and was god is with him fuehrer Tell world Russia Italy and Japan listed As friends Pontiac Mich. Would wait until undersecretary the worried parents Sumner Wells has visted Berlin Coffman 1 9-year-old Paris and Loudon Belt giving state Colleg him Italy s official View the european conflict. A these sources said visits feb. 21 a Martha Michigan student appealed a Ved the radio today for Aid in establishing her whereabouts. Miss Coffman disappeared from Welles to foreign minister count a College Campus last eddies Ciano and perhaps to f Polk a Mulchi expected next week Likely would Ufau a Ohio have been unable to be Courtesy affairs. A had a Ltd a1m,e , Riplo Malti speculation the Diuk our i. And mra. Cahili Mission United states undersecretary state Sumner Welles ranged Iron suggestions that it Coffman Heights. Possi a suburban Auburn worry by the girl Over was a quest for a practical peace a impending examinations at College plan to be advanced by Wash Waii offered us an explanation but int to others that it Wash indicated America ultimately would participate in the War. The status Myron c. Taylor who will represent the president at the Vatican was considered to be More self evident since president Roosevelt has said Taylor would be ready to cooperate with Pope Pius Xii in any Effort to reestablish a european peace. Weites and Taylor will arrive at Naples tomorrow the parents said that could hardly be so since Martha had been graduated with honors from High school Here last june. Echo pay tanks Franklin ma.n., feb 2 a it i pm a the town treasurer paid off 3so a now Sho Vellers today the town col Lector stood beside him and put the linger tax delinquents collected the spot. State to collect overpayment welfare expenses Lausing feb. 24 a pts that state social welfare commission let it be known today it expects counties to return overpayment welfare Grants made since lies. 1. The commission which yesterday adopted a new formula tor allocations to counties said disparities in the last three monthly Grants would be adjusted a so we will eventually get Back what we be in citing an example overpayment the commission pointed out that Macomb county had spent Only $1g,998 its january allotment $29,000 and that under the new formula which asks counties to share half the welfare costs the county a owed Quot the state $22,000. Monthly allocations Are treated As Loans under the formula with provisions for adjustment Over and under payments. The commission announced it would make a tour counties june 7, s and u to Confer with welfare boards. Roosevelt and Garner in test both candidates listed in Illinois primary Dewey Lone gop Springfield 111., feb. 21 up a a test popular strength in Illinois Between president Roosevelt and vice president Garner took definite shape tonight. The contest was regarded As assured when the Midnight Dea Llue for withdrawal from the april 9 presidential preference primary approached and neither the chief executive nor Chicago democratic leaders who tiled petitions to place his name the ballot made any move to withdraw them. Eleventh hour developments left Thomas e. Dewey alone in the Republican held. Rep. Hamilton fish Ikse. A announced that he would not remain in the race. Mayor Fiorello Lac Guardia new York made a similar decision earlier. The petitions for fish Laguar Dia and Roosevelt had been tiled without the customary Signet declarations candidacy. The president s name was entered by the organization captained by mayor Edward j. Kelly and National committeeman p. A. Nash. Their action has elicited no comment from . Roosevelt. But Carner associated have asserted that if . Roosevelt remained silent they would regard him As an Active candidate. The primary in this state does not bind delegates to the National conventions. Hut the comparative size the votes compiled by the rivals will serve As a gauge their strength weeks in Advance the nominating conclave. By Edwin Shanke Munich feb. 24. Up a Adolf Hitler cried tit tonight that Germany will fight a until the terror the Pluto Racies has been broken a declared the a three mighty states Russia Italy and Japan to be his friends and proclaimed his Trust that god is with him and his nazi Reich. To his old guard in an hour s speech broadcast Over the world the fuehrer asserted a the hand Providence saved him from death in a bomb explosion in this very City last november 8 and declared the same Providence a has especially blessed us for six years. Stronger than in 1014 a do you think Providence would have blessed us Only to drop us now a he asked. A there is a god he creates people with equal today a Germany he a Aid is stronger in every Way than the Imperial Reich 1914�?but, especially in its leadership. Preceded by the blood stained Flag which headed his marchers in the abortive Beer cellar Putsch 1923 and surrounded by old party fighters. Hitler came to Munich s Hauf Brau Ball tonight to commemorate the founding the nazi party and its adoption a 25-Point program 20 years ago. It was Hia first speech in Munich since the Burger Brunhaus explosion wrecked the scene the original cellar plot and killed eight persons shortly after Hitler had left. Jeers at top hat the eve United state undersecretary state Sumner Well arrival in Europe for a feeling out possible ways to peace the fuehrer gave a defiant War message to his nation and to Tho world threatening to smash anyone who seeks to deny Germany her rightful living apace jeering at a these chamberlains and their top hats Quot sneering at Winston Churchill and disdaining to reveal specific War Aims. He did mention his terms prior to the Start the War and described them As modest a Security our living space return our but his present Price for peace went unnamed. A what we Are fighting against a he shouted amidst cries approval a is the idea that one two Peoples the Earth should have everything. God did not make the world for englishmen alone. It simply cannot be that the German people Are destined to be slaves the English and France not mentioned significantly Hitler reverted to his Early War practice leaving France almost out Hia strictures. Going Back to 1914, he intimated Germany would have won the world War had he been at the Helm. The nation s leaders then he declared were a second but today a we All know that neither military nor economically can Germany be Defeated. The de it Cirive thing is More than in any recent speech the Guehrer claimed god As Hia continued Page two Green claims Al ready to discuss peace with Cio Washington feb. 24 _ president William Green reiterated today that the Al was ready to resume peace negotiations with the Cio. In a letter to a group clergymen who had urged renewal peace negotiations Green said the Al peace committee a a stand ready to accept and consider any proposals designed to bring about a settlement existing his letter was addressed to this very Rev. Monsignor John a. Ryan director the department social action the National Catholic welfare conference. Made a Kong Philadelphia. Pa., feb. 2 4 up a trainmen gaped As an automobile rolled into the Pennsylvania railroads thirtieth Street station tracks usually used by switch engines. The Driver a woman a amp id Ehy made a wrong turn. De Troiter charged with $12,000 fraud Cleveland o., feb. 24 jpy a warrant charging grand larceny was issued today against Benjay min Hammer 42, Detroit after he had been identified by photograph As a Man who obtained $12,000 from mrs. Lottie Zaveli son. The woman said the gave Hammer and a companion that amount Money for uncut diamonds and other jewelry which a jeweler appraised at $15,000 to $16,000. She asserted she received jewels other than those appraised

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