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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - March 19, 1939, Escanaba, Michigan Vol. Xxx no. 308 the Escanaba daily press associated press leased wire news service Escanaba. Michigan sunday March 19. 1939 upper Peninsula s leading newspaper it pages single copy 5 cents Trade War declared on Germany air program of. S. A. Put Onward basis plane production Pilot training seeded up Washington March 18 a3 a the government disclosed today it was stepping up to almost wartime Speed its production of planes and training of pilots. The air corps announced it was beginning an intensive nationwide recruiting Campaign intended to double the army a output of lawmakers await go ahead signal of new governor Lansing March 18 pm legislative leaders looked to their new governor. Luren d. Dickinson today for instructions concerning the Fate of the Law making program launched in the legislature by the late governor Fitzgerald lacking information concerning the 79-year-old executives views the legislators indicated they would await a special message from Dickinson that would dissipate the uncertainty. Some sources indicated they expected the governor would take such a course within the week. Dickinson secluded in his Charlotte residence where he is resting after recovering from an attack of influenza kept his own Memel next military pilots without waiting j counsel however. He conferred for the Start of another program i during the Day with senator fein september to give primary j he h. H. Flynn president pro tem training to 20,000 College students i of the Senate and Republican floor annually. Leader in that chamber but Nei six Mike a minute ther Man had anything to say the War department Announc-1about the conference. Flynn deed simultaneously that tests j scribed Dickinson a stronger would be seeded to permit a physically. Quick Start on mass production of 1 rep Howard Nugent speaker attack bombers. The $552,000,000 of the hou8e of representatives a Memel next Quot whispers Berlin. And Ernst Neumann above. Nazi Leader of 130,000 germans in that District of Lithuania urges a Reich protectorate for his followers. Arms program already approved by Senate and House includes funds to build the planes reputed to have speeds at least approaching six Miles a minute. Meantime the works Progress a <1 ministration reported it had expended More than $112,000,000 in Relief Roll wages for construction of aviation facilities useable in event of War. Colonel f. C. Harrington spa administrator said that during the last three and one half years 164 new airports had been constructed extensions or improvements made to 494 others and hundreds of air navigation aides placed throughout the country. You tim study aviation while these facilities Are mainly for civilian use Harrington pointed out they also Are important to the National defense. In announcing the Pilot recruiting Campaign officials estimated about 4 Doh flying cadets would be put through intensified train facing in the next two years. A officers were designated to visit universities and colleges in almost All states to recruit prospective june graduates. Other youths will be enrolled in the meantime of they can meet strict physical requirements and educational tests. Other measures to step up training officials disclosed include reduction of the army a Pilot training course from 12 to 9 months. Some 16 civilian schools already turning out commercial pilots will be employed to give the first three months of primary training. At Randolph and Kelly Fields tex., a West Point of the air a a Basic and advanced courses will be shortened from four to said he believed the Republican majority in the House would await a statement of some kind from the governor before holding a caucus. A we have every desire to cooperate with gov. Dickinson a Nugent said. A we want to be considerate and helpful. We consider him an Able it was considered reasonable the legislature would Mark time until Dickinson has settled into the governors office and has had a Chance to look around him. Dickinson indicated he would be sufficiently Strong to attend the funeral of his predecessor tomorrow at nearby grand ledge and that he planned to visit the Capitol monday to take Over the governors office. Roads blocked jut red tinge seen in Lewis plan official of Al claims Cio proposal made by communists troops occupy Eastern car Patho Ukraine Rumania worried by Robert b. Parker Ali. Tivadar car Patho Ukraine on the rumanian Frontier March 18 Ltd a hungarian troops tonight completed occupation of Eastern car Patho of Loraine facing Rumania and began blocking roads into Rumania. The main Road in the easternmost sector seized by a column under colonel Baron Unger was blocked with tree trunks and three j barbed wire to a depth of a Quad months each. Classes will be in i teased from three to four annually and doubled in size to about too students. The immediate aim is to turn out annually 1,000 instead of the approximately 500 flying cadets. Or. John w. Finch director of the Bureau of mines warned that political and economic conditions abroad necessitated this country a accumulation of certain National defense minerals. In a radio address. Finch said continued on Page two weather ter of a mile Back from the Border. Troops dug deep ditches on either Side of the Road. An estimated 200,000 hungarian troops were in Eastern Ruthe Nia alone for an undisclosed purpose. Excellently uniformed and equipped they were pouring into the Eastern area where Concrete roads facilitate Progress even by the heaviest trucks. The roads were being blocked it was said to Stop All traffic with Rumania. The Frontier Between car Patho Ukraine ruthenium and Rumania has no fortifications and the highways built by Czecho Slovakia had been meant for the use of rumanian reinforcements if Czechoslovakia needed support. Now Hungary benefits by this system of highways and excellent railway lines. J Lake Michigan increasing South to Southwest winds becoming fresh sunday increasing cloudiness becoming unsettled sunday. Lower Michigan increasing cloudiness and warmer sunday monday Cloudy and somewhat warmer possibly Snow sunday night and East and North portion monday. Upper Michigan Cloudy with rising temperature followed Fry Snow West portion sunday and sunday night and East portion sunday night and monday. At Low Lait 0 80 p. M. 24 hours Escanaba a 11 temperatures Low yesterday a a indicates below Zero. Alpena .4 los Angeles. 60 Asheville 80 Marquette a i Atlanta 40 Memphis 30 Bismarck _ a 8 Miami 72 Boston 22 Milwaukee _ 8 Buffalo 12 . P. 0 Calgary 22 Montreal 12 Chicago 12 new Orleans 64 Cincinnati _ 22 new York a 26 j Cleveland --16 Oklahoma 28 i Cochrane _ 24 Omaha 18 j Cleveland March 18 up a a Denver--26 Parry sound a 8 feminine storm threatened Cleve Detroit la Phoenix 60 land food show official when mrs. Duluth 8 Pittsburgh _ 16 Mary Lucian won seven cooking Evansville _ 28 port Arthur 82 prizes with her breads and pastry Frankfort. 8 que Appelle _ a Aud other things to Eye Allen Galveston 64 St. Louis 84 tired in the names of friends. Or. Rapids _ 8 Frisco 5 0 when she captured an eighth Green Bav _ a 2 Roo. Mich. _ 12 also anonymously the other in Jacksonville. 44 Seattle 40 trams Sot downright mad Indianapolis 22 Washington 28 so mrs Luman will be barred Kamloops 36 Winnipeg a i n next year on the ground that she Kansas City. 28 Yellowstone. 24 discourage Competition Washington March 18. A3 a an Al official charged bluntly tonight that the labor Unity proposal advanced by John l. Lewis was that advocated by the communist party. In a statement John p. Frey president of the Al s Metal trades division described As a a identical Lewis proposal and one he said the communist party advanced two years ago. He referred to the suggestion from Lewis head of the Cio that the Al. Cio and Railroad brotherhoods unite in a National labor federation. Lewis made this proposal immediately after the first Al Gio peace conference held at the White House a gently Al leaders already have rejected Lewis suggestion calling it a a impractical and one which offered no possible solution of the problems arising from the conflict Between the Cio and Al. Although Lewis proposal technically still is on the Agenda of the Al Cio peace committee the federations weekly news service published today a statement from the Al negotiators which said a we Are confirmed in the conviction earlier expressed a that the Lewis plan offered no solution. This statement added that the proposal Quot bears All the earmarks of the Type of a United front which does not unite but retired Hillsdale Miller Dies at 108 diesel coast guard patrol boats built at Bay City works Bay City Mich., March 18 Ltd it a two coast guard patrol boats for service on the new England coast will slide Down the ways Here thursday in the first dual launching Ever attempted by the Defoe boat and motor works. The diesel powered boats have specially constructed hulls for ice breaking. They Are 115 feet Long have beams of 28 feet 6 inches and displacement of 290 tons. They were built for $61 8,880 and will be ready for delivery in april after test runs in Lake Huron. They will be christened the Raritan and the Naugatuck. Hillsdale Mich., March 18. A a death came today to Alvin Shell a retired Miller who claimed to he 108 years old. Shell who gave the Date of his birth As dec. 2 8, 183 0, attributed his longevity to his abstinence from alcohol and tobacco and to Tranquility afforded him by his religious beliefs. His father established a Frontier Home in Allen county. Ind., then returned East for his wife. Shell was born in an of Wagon that had mired in a mud Hole within sight of the new Home. An Indian Squaw attended the Mother Shell worked in 27 states As a Miller before he settled Here. He boasted that he was three years older than the City in which he resided. Insurance Prospect wounded by Bullet Baldwin Park calif., March 18 a a a an Accident May happen any minute a a argued insurance salesmen Ray Williams and Gus Johnson to their client David c. Phillips As they stood in his front Yard. Phillips fell at their feet wounded by a Bullet which Ideo i heated after a neighbor shot at a Gopher too Many cooking prizes starts War czech coolness irks nazi troops Prague March 18 a it some German troops expressed amazement today at the icy greeting the czechs gave them As they occupied Bohemia and Moravia. They said they though they were coming Here to quell a revolution and trere surprised that they were not Given a great Welcome. The German soldiers most of them from 18 to 20 years old have shown Good discipline. The Khaki of the a Zed army is still seen on the streets with the German Field Grey. Tributes paid Fitzgerald in Lansing rites grand ledge will claim famous son today by g. Milton Kelly Lansing March 18 a3 a ten thousand persons bowed in homage at the Bier of gov. Frank in Fitzgerald today As his body Lay in state in the Capitol building. Tonight the family will spend its final hours with the husband and father before tomorrows pub lie military funeral services. Persons from ail walks of life and from Many sections of the state huddled in the Bleak cold awaiting their turn to enter the Capitol Rotunda for a last glimpse of their dead Leader. Politicians persons from the business and professional world housewives and labourers formed the line. State police commissioner Oscar g. Olander who estimated the total said none who filed past the Metal casket in the Flower backed Rotunda had waited less than an hour for his turn. Two family Eun Orala at 5 20 p. In. The Capitol doors were closed As the end of the line was reached. It was 5 42 p. In. Before the last of them had taken his momentary pause before the open casket. The body then was borne from the Capitol by uniformed state police troopers and placed in a big Black Hearse for a rapid trip to the grand ledge Home where Fitzgerald died unexpectedly thursday night of a heart condition induced by influenza. Mrs. Fitzgerald waited at their Home in grand ledge while the Public paid its tribute. She awaited bravely the double ordeal of funerals for her husband sunday and for Frank Reed brother in Law of the governor later in the week. Reed died in a Hospital in Wah Tamega Friday night without having Beefa told of the governors death the preceding evening. Both civil and military tribute were paid As the body was brought from grand i Edge to the Capitol in which he had risen from an obscure clerkship to National prominence and Ever More frequent mention As a possible Choice Tor the Republican nomination for president or vice president. Vernal throngs Rotunda five state police cars escorted the Hearse on the 12 mile ride from grand ledge. Uniformed state troopers bore the body into the Flower banked Rotunda where a joint Honor guard of National guardsmen and uniformed troopers stood stiffly at attention at the head and foot of the big steel casket. An und raped United states Flag at Fitzgerald a head and at his feet was the Flag of the state he served to Long. At i p. M. The doors of the Capitol were opened to the Public and the unbroken line of civilian mourners filed past the Bier pausing briefly for a last glimpse of the Man they twice chose As their governor. His head and shoulders continued on Page two actress and flier Are parents of son new York March 18 a a i actress Toby Wing and aviator Dick Merrill who surprised the world at Largo a couple of weeks ago with the disclosure they were married produced another Surprise today. Toby gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the Columbia medical Center. The taciturn Merrill transatlantic flight Veteran left on his regular Miami passenger run an hour afterwards happily announcing that the heir would be named Henry g. Merrill i Lckes real name and that a a in la make a Pilot of baby Dies in fire 3 others burned Charlotte Mich., March 18 a3 a leis Brown. 3, perished and three members of her family were burned tonight when fire destroyed their residence. The Mother mrs. Frank Brown rescued two other daughters one 4 and the other i i years old smelt Jamboree Queen selected miss Barbara Banks who has been selected As Queen of Escanaba smelt Jamboree is shown above As she tried some pre season smelt dipping for publicity pictures yesterday. She is tile daughter of or. And mrs. R. H. Banks of 131 first Avenue South and will reign at Tho local festival of april 13, 14 and 15. The Jamboree Queen is a graduate of Escanaba High school and is now a student at Cloverland commercial College. The queenly Roll is not entirely new to her As she reigned at Escanaba s Winter sports carnival last year. A daily Pruns photo ten Are killed As Stra Toliner plane crashes Alder wash., March 18. A a ten killed including two officials of dutch airlines when a four motored 33-passenger air plane designed to operate through the sub stratosphere plunged to Earth near Here today during a test flight. Among the victims were the assistant general manager of the Royal dutch airlines and a half dozen leading american aviation experts. The huge Boeing Airliner broke into three parts and crashed with the Pilot i ill fighting his controls and a iss tigers in flight position. All aboard w Ere killed instantly. Presence of the dutch Mission aboard the plane was not explained by Boeing officials although reports said the men were considering Purchase of the a str Atolinery a or a sister ship. The $500,000 liner was the first of a contemplated Fleet of four such planes under construction by the Boeing company in Seattle. It had been undergoing tests at Low altitudes near Seattle for several Days. Air Speed indicators were jammed at 200 Miles an hour when residents of this Little Mountain town reached the wreckage. Although the ship carried about 3,-0 00 Gallons of gasoline there was no fire. Barr at the controls had shut off ignition switches before the plane hit. The outer left motor fell on a Hilltop 1.000 Yard from where the plane landed about 200 Yards from the Tacoma mount Rainier Highway. The left Wing broke off about i 10 feet from the fuselage and be i i Ween the two left Wing motors. One Section landed about 200 Yards and another about 500 Yards from the plane. Bits of wreckage from the Tail were scattered Over a Quarter mile area and Many were gathered up by souvenir Hunters. Bohemia and Moravia feel Heel of Hitler by the associated press Prague March 18 at least 10,-000 residents of Bohemia and Moravia were known tonight to have been ordered to report for questioning by the new German masters of broken Czecho Slovakia. Newspapers of the Bohemia Moravia protectorate brought under nazi control made no mention of Friday s statement by acting Secretary of state Sumner Welles nor of the French and British notes calling hitlers action illegal. Only those few czechs who heard foreign news broadcasts had any inkling the outside world was Daladier now near dictator France and Britain seek Aid of Russia to Stop Hitler showing any interest in their Fate Mobile Racket trick exposed six Are indicted for trapping editor with camera duty on nazi goods lifted 25 per cent seizure of czech Republic has aftermath Mobile Ala March is up newspapers were filled instead sex persons including Bart b Chamberlain jr., assistant solicitor of Mobile county circuit court were indicted by a Federal grand jury Here today on a charge of conspiring to interfere with Henry p. Ewald former executive editor of the Mobile press Register. District attorney Francis h. Inge said the six conspired to in announcement of the appointment of Baron Konstantin von neural As Reichs protector Over Bohemia and Moravia and that Karl Hermann Frank assistant Leader of the sudeten struggle last year would become his Secretary of state. All Day Prague residents continued their silent demonstrations before the Rathaus War memorial Lin Date Ewald who directed an expose of lottery rackets in Mobile. The indictments were brought under title 18, Section 51 of the honouring patriots who were killed in 1620, when czechs once before lost their Independence. Men women and children few without tears stood with hared Heads before the memorial flanked by two eternal flames. Inside the Rathaus City Hal citizens complied with a military order requiring them to surrender All armaments. Revolvers old muskets Anil antique weapons of�?T.1 our Kevera weeks ago by at. Least five men and a woman a one of them with a camera and Washington March 18 a3 a on the heels of the state department s strongly worded denunciation of Germany a absorption of Czechoslovakia the Treasury ordered an extra 25 per cent Tariff today on Many products that the Reich sends to this country. A Treasury spokesman who announced the action said it was taken with the state department s knowledge but refused comment when asked if it was related to Germany a seizure of the czech Republic. A the action a he said a Speaks for expression of disgust there seemed Little doubt however that this economic blow to Germany could be interpreted in any other Light than As a forceful expression of this country a extreme displeasure at what Sumner Welles acting Secretary of state called yesterday the a Wanton lawlessness of the occupation of Czecho Slovakia. It recalled too that president Roosevelt said in his message to Congress last january that there were Means a Short of War but stronger and More effective than Mere words of bringing Home to aggressor nations the aggregate sentiments of our own the Treasury ordered the extra Tariff by imposing what Are known As a countervailing duties a effective april 23. Toys head list the Tariff act of 1930 provides that such duties shall be levied in addition to regular tariffs on any foreign products subsidized in manufacture or Export. By the government of the country of origin the Treasury acted after attorney general Murphy ruled that German goods imported under barter arrangements should be subject to extra duties. Officials said the Treasury could not say at this time what goods would be affected it was said however that a a substantial part of imports from Germany would feel the extra duty. The principal imports have been chemicals toys Medicine paper and China. Imports from Germany declined in 1938 to $64,537,000, compared with $92,468,000 the previous year. Much Harter private Trade experts estimated that at least $30,000,000 of the 1938 Trade was carried on by barter. United states exports to Germany totalled $107,588,000 in 193 8. Cotton and other products which Germany cannot readily obtain elsewhere have constituted the bulk of Reich imports from this country. The Treasury also ruled today pm Alfh v 1 to in Hll Riig that g00 Jug produced in Ruthenia conspiracy or intimidation or Quot any car Patho Ukraine should i citizen in the free exercise of xxx or enjoyment of any right privilege secured by him by tin treated As hungarian made goods. I they will be entitled however to the benefits of the Trade agree Constitution of Tho United states Quot j ment Wuh Czecho slovak to. Unde Tine said Herald was trapped in i Hlaj governments most favored younger child was in a condition at a Hospital. The husband anti father was away from Home when a stove exploded setting the House afire. Jap air bombers kill 1000 chinese Hon Kong March 18 a a toll of about 1,000 chinese dead and wounded was reported today in widespread japanese air raids in Central and Northwest China i which destroyed american and British Mission hospitals but All three wire burned. The calling to the colors specialists serious from a number of military service classes. French sources said meanwhile that King Carol of Rumania had advised Britain and France of his willingness to resist Adolf hitlers eastward drive if they could provide markets for rumanian exports of which Germany now is the greatest purchaser. The chamber a final vote of approval on the decree Powers which would give Daladier dicta-1 tonal Rule until nov. 30 was the fifth vote of Confidence received by the Premier in a single Riave a j session k Paris. March 18. A the chamber of deputies voted Premier Daladier unprecedented dictatorial Powers tonight As informed quarters disclosed a French British move to enlist soviet russians Aid in a triple front against German economic pressure on Rumania. The sweeping decree Powers Daladier demanded to enable France to move As fast As the dictatorships passed by a vote of 321 to 264 to the chamber. Senate approval at tomorrows session was considered a foregone conclusion. In another move to put the nations defences in order the pre year old John Roy Petty died Mier called an emergency Cabinet session for tomorrow at which members of parliament said he would ask approval of decrees men found him unconscious in an All sorts were carted into building and turned Over to authorities who gave receipts in return. Reports from Prague suburbs said at least 200 women and children had spent last night hiding in the Woods. Foreigners today were forbidden to enter the M. C. A which had been Headquarters for Relief work among political refugees before the German Conquest. The nazi Campaign against jews continued. A jewish synagogue in Bruenn was destroyed today by fire of unknown origin a no jew s wanted signs appeared in Coffee houses of Paehrisch Ostrau Moravska Ostrava i. Other signs appeared in stores designating the owners As German czech or jewish. Baby suffocated Detroit. March 18 a3 three beaten. Two Days later Ewald resigned and left Mobile of suffocation today in a fire that destroyed the Home of his parents or. And mrs. John Petty. Fire upstairs room but he we As dead upon admittance to a Hospital. Nation policy Hungary received the benefits of the czech Trad treaty. In View of Welles expression. A. ,. Yesterday diplomats Here were i in of ? c Chamberlain those convinced that this country would indicted today vent Hunt b. Tiloi Cognize the nazi absorption Howe hit Broth John Czecho . A t6 Muk by a the administration also. Att ale Aud his wife Miriam Thor Stative not Trees said. Will give he District attorney said the comp Ete moral backing to the Mckenzie woman was in the determined fight by Vladimir s. Hurban the czech minister to prevent his dismembered country a legation Here from falling into German hands. Czech keeps office the state department it was said will lend the German Ein Annapolis md., March 18. A3 Bassy no assistance whatever in the United states naval acad a obtaining Possession of the legume and High government officers Tion from nearby Washington bade a Hurban said he would not turn solemn Farewell today to Hiroshi Over the legation until the Salto late japanese ambassador. Czechoslovak National Assem to the slow Tempo of muffled Drums and booming guns the ashes of the Diplomat were escorted to the Cruiser Astoria for the last journey Home. Madame Saito and her two Young daughters were escorted to the Astoria by rear Admiral Wilson Brown. House when Ewald was trapped beaten and pictures taken. Japanese envoy s ashes sent Home continued on Page two traffic toll slips on soap Falls to death new York. March is a3 a full on ii cake of soap killed John so Beshuk. 47, today. He slipped while taking a Bath and plunged through a window of his fifth floor apartment. Of nude body fell into a courtyard West Point flies Swastika not Long Detroit. March 18 a3 a Richard Roberts. I i of Birmingham was killed near his Home today when an automobile hit his hic Cie West Point no y., March 18 a a a Swastika Flag Dew United states military today hut West Point officials dismissed it As just a gag two feet Square made of Whit gun cloth on which the colors and nazi Swastika had been traced by hand the Flag was Fly tag from a pole within the South Cadet Barracks area when the hand turned out to sound reveille a Cadet officer removed ii Milan Mich. March 18 a Rudolph St. Miklosi 23. Of Maiuu. Over the i was killed today when an East Academy j Bourn Wabash passenger train hit his car. He worked for a i he troll brass company. Ontonagon. Midi. A l3 Charles Peltier 28. And mrs Jean la. Watson. 34, both of onion go died saturday of injuries Sui feed when their automobile collided with a northbound train Here Frida night

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