Newspaper of Detroit Evening Times, January 1, 1941, Page 1

January 1, 1941 Tarihli Detroit Evening Times Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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IN THE NEWS *FHE writer of this column 1 cheerfully wishes all the feeadera thereof, on thin bright liind brand new mo mine of Janu ary flrat, 1941, a very happy new year. In fact he la liberal enough to ulah that the new year will be happy and proaperoua even for those Who are not his patient pa trons. Moat sincerely and earnestly > our columnist hopes and prays that In the coming year M a good time will be had by all”—as the , society reporters are supposed to say hut somehow never do. Probably a happy new year WILL be enjoyed by all If we can manage to keep out of war. —■ No calamities Impend upon ns. No plagues or epidemics afflict IIS. Prosperity Is slowly returning In spite of the Interposition of all; imaginable obstacles. The population of our great country Is Increasing. Pro grass Is being made In all the Industries and sciences. Even a certain amount of san ity Is returning to the arts. Mask* Is becoming more com ptfehewslhle and enjoyable and the Jitterbugs are disappearing. ALL would be well with the world except for the baleful shadow of wsr. And sad to say, even in this free and carefree America, even .In this land of peace and geyrty. It Xould seem as if we were obstl ttely and unreasonably preparing to Intrude ourselves Into the miseries of others, and to Immo hlate our happiness upon the altars of blood and battle. It would look as If we were madly determined to invoke the four horsemen and-to offer up our. wealth and welfare, our political liberties and our domestic Joys as burnt offerings to the gods of war. This, although we know full well that wur-wW hf+ng privations. War will bring disasters. War will bring deaths. War will bring grief and an- K'»l«h to many hearths and homes War will bring desolation and despair to the hearts of many families. -■ ■■ j War will gain us nothing that could not he better gained without war. B 1 we want war and we are going to have it. It will drag us to the depths hut we will—as a nation—clamber out of the depths In time.—in time Indeed for ANOTHER war In periods of peace we wonder whv we even want wsr. We denounce it. W e abjure It. We affect to despise those who practise It. hut wheo an interna tional squabble breaks out any where In Europe, Africa. Asia or Australasia, and the drums begin heat and the propaganda to cir- B'ulate. and the hands begin to blare and the flags to wave, and the orators begin to froth and venom Is distilled, and spite Is spilled and hatred Is aroused, we react like a crowd of savages at a voodoo rite. And to the throb of the drums and the syncopation of the music, and to (he subtle stimulation of the propagandists, and the wild Incitement of the evhnrters and rabble rousers, we rrv for war. % WE- ARE not savages—not ut terly. We are partly rivilized—at •least we think we are. We have advanced In some t hints. We do not eat each other anv » * ntore. We have abandoned primitive cannibalism. A couple of thousand years ago it was the habit of certain races, who thought themselves civilised, to eat their dead parents. These races were not civilised. (Continued on Next Page. Col. 9) In the Times Today rasp ■etter Health *ls ' B iK* Baer 22 Comtes .. . . ... lft 17 Cross-Word Puisle . 17 Daily Short Pt..r> lit V Purllnk * 15 Hatif.'* Cartoon 15 Horocrnpt . . . 10 r *eneral John* n -*2 Ms Jesn Katn 10 x Magaslna Pag* *ft > PO'ii Mallon 22 M'.vle Program* I** m Pittarn ... 10 "Pitfalls of Love Wmtbrooli Pygler 22 Radio Programs 12 It ipi mj ... 1 7 • C:»tc Robinson 15 Helen Rowland . . • Damon Runyon 22 *WTH|FT7.. * ftporta 114 *U*e. hcreen •. ft Dorothy Thompson 12 Vital fttatisllr* It Want Ads . I* 1«. Ift 20. V Winchall Ift W ishing Well 15 *'hat'r the Answer Van Wagoner Asks Unity; Battle Opens on Appointees High Mark Set For New Year | Revelry Here Detroit ushered in the new year today to the roaring accompani ment of popping corks, tinkling glasses, honkihg horns snd merry laughter. Night chih and hotel - proprietors, taxi drivers and po licemen. barkeepers and theater managers agreed that the night set a record for New Year’s Eve cele brations. Long midnight the down-: •town iliriiiil —woV--jammed with' automobiles with all horns sound ing and the sidewalks were as crowded as the shopping days just prior to Christmas. Lights burned in thousand of private homes and! apartments all over the city and : everywhere there was the sound of revelry. j Some saw in the gigantic cele-] bration signs of a growing boom in the city while others attributed it to the unspoken wish Of thou- j sands to bid farewell Ttr a~yeari <h«*i hrought disaster to much of. the civilized world. There was no closing hour In ■ the city's bars and many hardy souls continued their celebration* well into the daylight of January ! 1 To the thousands who came to ] jthe loop to see the sights were added additional thousands who poured out of the theaters' mid night performances to join the j frolicking. Despite the tremendous traffic, j which filled all the main arteries of the town, there was not a single j fatal accident to mar the celebra tion Minor collisions were flenti ful. however. There was not a scat or a table ' to he had in any of the city's hotels and the theaters were sold out in advance of opening. At one point during the night it was impossible to get a sandwich or a cup of coffee down town without; a long wait. There were 3,000 celebrators in the Book-Cadillac Hotel alone The police were out in full force, but they looked upon the celebration with understanding eyes and worked merely at un snarling traffic jams and main taining the rudiments of order. No Auto Deaths In Detroit t New Year’s Eve, regarded by safety experts as the year's most dangerous night for motorists and pedestrians, passed without a single fatal accident on c streets of Detroit. The holiday thus took its place with Chirstmas when a similar safety record was set in the citv j Throe persons, including one De itroiter. were killed-in accidents out-statc. Edwin Miller. 45. of 2637 rop avenue, died when his car overturned in a ditch in Mt Morris road, near Flint. Mr. and Mcs. Jiajfry Vickers of Flint, riding with Miller, were injured The road was icy and Miller lost control of the car when it skidded Dr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Chap man of 111 Oneida road. Pontiac, were killed and five persons were injured in a head-on collision on the Dixie highway. Doctor Chap man. a retired and wealthy physi cian, was 77. His wife, whom he married last Summer, was 45. According to state |>olicc, Doc tor Chapman’s car collided, about 17 miles north of Pontiac. with that of Thomas Rivenhurgh. 16. of 412 North Cass avenue. Pontiac. Rivenhurgh was injured as were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rivenhurgh, each 24 years old. of 56 Long fellow street. Pontiac: Robeit Rivenhurgh, 20, who lives at ,the Cass avenue address, and Robert Carmichael. 18. of 26 Pine Grove street. Carmichael and the Leon ard Rivenhurghs are in critical condition in St. Joseph Merry Hospital, Pontiac. Only Detroit Newspaper Cerrpteg Iptetpelionel t...... News Service end Complete Sport Diepptcbee 41 ST YEAR. NO. 93 F 0 '% • - m " "b b Bn* ■ HnHLr ' W ‘^Fm -- y A ' m 3 .... 4 - - r iuJEwSt 8k ,Jb Wk v \II 4 Nr a*-;.- | Sm CotyrlfHt by ot(r*R Tlwm. AN rlffctf rkinrH. PATRICIA GILMORE ON A TABLE GREETING THE GLAD NEW YEAR ... at the stroke of 12 in one of Detroit’s best play places . . . Ist This. That of 1941 Time Winning Baby Arrives at 12:01, 2 Others Appear; 2 Persons Hit by Celebrators’ Bullets As this is a story about the first of the New Year and as it is con cerned primarily with firsts, we give you first—you guessed it: The First Baby—A 7-pounri 15- ounce baby boy born to Mrs. Mary Riley of 1k)34 Middlesex avenue. Dearborn, in Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, at exactly 1 minute after midnight. a! And right herffAte digress from our firsts’ story |png enough to give you the second and third babies, because, after all babies born on the New Year do descreve some recognition. SECOND BABY BORN Second Ruby Baby girl born to Mrs Lilliam Tohlman, 30, of 19177 Carman avenue, in the Florence Crittenden Hospitah Miss Tohlman weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. Third Itnhy A 6-pound 11- nunee boy born to Mrs. Theresa Zuiowslti of 5278 Merwin ave nue. in Providence Hospital at 1:23 a. m. And now back again to the firsts. First Arrest— Harry D. Biers of 2947 St. Jean avenue, got out of hand in his celebration and was locked up as a Golden Rule drunk. First False Fire Alarm —At Mt. DETROIT, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1,1941 HERE'S A MERRY TOAST TO 1941 Elliott avenue and Theodore street. The culprit was not apprehended. First Accident Report—A minor injury accident as the result of a iwo-car collision at St. Antome street and Forest avenue. First Holdup—Two men held up Mrs Gertrude Bennett. 50. of 15727 Welland avenue, in a beer store at 9304 Woodward avenue and escaped with $25. First To Be Treated at Receiv ing Hospital—Three-year-old Wil liam Richmond of 17391 Charest avenue, w ho had a stomach ache. First Death —Edward L. Bowefl 56. of Marine City, died at the home of friends at 16910 Chandler Park drive,**2o minutes after mid night of a heart attack. First two 5 Shooting Victim*— William Noomie, 26, of 4744 Lin coln avenue, stopped out onto the I>orch at 3226 East Fort street ex actly at the stroke of midnight and received a bullet through his

toe The vvuktnd was slight, police reported. And Kenneth Weaver, 28, of 8282 Brush street, a gasoline sta tion attendant, was grazed by a bullet fired from a passing car as he was putting gasoline into an auto at his place of employment, 7411 Brush street. Rescue 500 Left] On Isle by Nazis Istrrnatlonsl Vwi Scrstr* TtWi WELLINGTON. New Zealand, Jan. I.—Five hundred marooned men. women and children have been rescued from Emarau Island, northeast of New Guinea, by an Australian ship. Premier Frazer announced today. Seventy women and children were among the 500 persons ma rooned on the island by German raiders. They have been taken to; Australia. They were survivors from ships sunk over a period of months. R Emarau Island is part of the Bismarck Archipelago, a former German colony in the Pacific in- > habited by Papuans, who once were Lifer at Jackson Faces Death Trial JACKSON. Jan. 1. Murder charges will be placed tomorrow against Gentells Sorrells, 40, Jackson Prison lifer Prosecutor Ernest Roger announced today. Sorrell is accused of the slaying of Collins Pool. 40. in the prison basement last Friday, 22 PAGES RAF and Nazis Grounded by Weather By JAMES E. BROWN InlT Nfwi *errk» Staff Urtfipondfiii LONDON. Jan. I.—Bad weather grounded both the German and British air forces last night and the new year was ushered into embattled London in almost com plete silence. Air ministry announcements to day said that bad weather halted RAF activity during the-mght and that ‘‘there was no enemy ac tivity over Britain last night.” It was revealed, however, that the last day of the old year witnessed new British bombing raids on objectives in both the Reich and the Nazi-occupied low countries. 2 PLANES MISSING A communique stated: “Several RAF bomber* at taeked targets in Germany and the,low countries In the course of reconnaissance operation* yesterday. “The weather was unfavorable but bombs were seen falling on a factory at Cologne, objectives at Rotterdam and the docks at IJmulden. “The plane* also attacked an anti-aircraft ship near Flushing which was hit and put out of action. “Two of our planes are miss ing.” With London's skies once again free of night raiders, the capital greeted the new year in a manner that contrasted strangely with the pre-war celebrations of more care free years. 1941 GREETED IN SILENCE There was no ringing of church bells—for that would have meant a German invasion had been launched. There was no clatter of wooden rattles, which would be the signal for a gas attack. And there was no tooting of sirens, for that banshee howl is reserved to warn that “Jerry” is in the sky. But in underground shelters there were religious services and community celebrations. In May fair clubs. 1941 was merrily toasted, but soon after midnight the revelers picked their way home or to shelters through dark and silent streets. Toasts U. $• . i Roosevelt Hails 1941 With Champagne WASHINGTON. Jan. I. (INS' —President Roosevelt welcomed in the New Year of 1941 at mid night with this toast: “To the Tnlted Stars; may It long stand.” The President offered the toast —with a glass of American-made champagne—to a small group of close friends who spent the even ing at the White House. They were entertained by a group of Negro musicians, who sang spirit uals before the midnight hour. The Chief Executive retired shortly after the stroke of mid night. Hip Repommerul: “That’s the way with all of us. On New Year’s Day we look back on all our foolishness and broken self-made promises of the year gone by and say . . . ‘Have you made your New Year’* resolutions yet.’” Read Benjamin DeCasseres. Page 22. • • * “From the very beginning there baa never been an hour when there was any doubt as to the right or wrong of conflict or guilt of the criminal nation.” Westbrook Pegler states that President Roosevelt has clarified our stand in the present war. Page 22. • • • K “Aside from the storm and strife we always think of New Year's Day as a new lease on life, an opportunity to start all over again , . . Into the anh ran all Ihf old worries and squabbles . . . things are going to be different this year because we are going to make them so." Irene M. Hawkins, women's editor of The Detroit Times, will help you with 194 L Page 9. (THREE CENTS Decries Partisan Rivalries Times Staff l.*rr»«poßile»il LANSING, Jan. I— Gov. Mur-j ray D. Van Wagoner stepped to the front of the rostrum after his; inauguration today and made a stirring plea for peace and co-t operation. He asked the political leaders to forget party lines in the inter est of common good. “The election 1* over.” he said. “The people have selected ; us—Democrat* and Republicans. Ours now is the sacred duty of ■ working together. 1 1 PLEADS, NO DIVISION “Let our sole aim be to give the people of Michigan the sort ’ of government they want and must have in these critical days. “There can be no division in our ranks. We must strive for complete unity, unity of pur pose, unity of will. “On this New Year’s Day may we enter a compact and may it be a solemn resolution—to give our hearts and our hands and our skills and our energies to the great cause of making dem ocracy work. Then we shall have done our share toward making democracy live In America. “To that end may we implore the help of Almighty God.” Governor Van Wagoner ex plained to the huge crowd that (Continued on Page Four) Radio Chains End ASCAP Contract lnt#rftatl«M»al New* Sfrrkf Wirt NEW YORK, Jan. I—The bells j that rang out the old year also rang out the five-year contracts between the major radio chains and the American Society of Com posers, Authors and Publishers, which controls use of 1,500,000 'tunes. From now on the chains, NBC, CBS and MBS. will use tunes of Broadcast Music Inc., a tune pool they formed themselves to fight what they call ASCAP’S monopoly.! BMI announced that 674 radio stations had joined its member ship and ASCAP estimated the. number of indpendent stations it had signed at 200. BMI announced that it had taken $1,000,000 copyright insur ance to cover its catalog of tunes. Authors of BMI tunes will be i paid according to the number of times their music is “aired.” ASCAP has always paid authors according to a rating list regard less of times a tune is broadcast. Federal criminal action, charg ing illegal combination, is pending against ASCAP. BMI and the three chains which have left ASCAP for BMI. WMBC SIGNS CONTRACT Radio station WMBC has signed contracts, effective today, to re ceive the music controlled by the [American Society of Composers, i Authors and Publishers and also the newly organized Broadcast Music Incorporated. John Booth, general manager, said today. NIGHT EDITION 56 Dickinson Appointees At Issue Bv FRANK MORRIS Times *tmtt Cinn|imrt LANSING, Jan. I.—lgnoring aB pledges of unity, Republicans and Democrats opened the new admin* istration today with head -bashing warfare as Gov. Murray D. Vast Wagoner and former Gov. Linen D. Dickinson struggled to control the key positions of the new gov ermnent, -■— Each~senF'a list of appointee* to the State Senate, asking that body, controlled by Republicans, to decide when Van Wagoner or the former chief executive shall have control during the next two years. Dickinson sought protection for 65 appointees of the last lg months. Governor Van Wagoner appointed the following as succes sors to the incumbents: Banking Commissioner—Mau rice C. Eveiand of Mayvffla, the one Michigan banker who refused to lock his doors during the holi day of 1933. , BELANGER NAMED Chairman of the Public Trust Commission—Andrew J. Belanger, of Detroit, whor held that office during the administration of for mer Gov. William A. Comstock. Budget Director—Leo J. No wicki, former lieutenant governor. Commissioner of Agriculture— Leo V. Card, Hillsdale County farmer who was unsuccessful Democratic nominee for secretary of state. Liquor Control Commissioners— James Dotsch. defeated Demo cratic nominee for auditor general, and John Miner of Jackson, vet eran Democratic officeholder. Members of Unemployment Com pen sat ion Commission—Felix H. H. Flynn of Cadillac, defeated candidate for state treasurer and Mrs. Josephine Gomon, former head of the Detroit Housing Com mission. Civil Service Commission—Wil liam Palmer, former state senator from Flint. Commissioner of Labor and In dustry (one of four) former State Senator David M. Martin of Flint, defeated candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieu tenant governor. _ Commissioner of Labor and In dustry—Harold E. Bledsoe, Negro, Detroit attorney. Commissioner of Labor and In dustry Joseph M. Rubin, vice president of Dodge local, UAW cro. i Chairman of the Department of Labor and Industry—John W. Gib (Continued on Page Four) Rockefeller's Son Plans to Join Army NEW YORK. Jan. L—(INS)— W’inthrop Rockefeller, 28, son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., today was . planning to enlist in the army within a few days. Young Rockefeller, friends said, expects to apply at his local draft hoard for a physical examination either tomorrow or Friday. B Me passes the examination, they said, ihe will decide whether to enlist for three years in the regular army or enroll for a year's trate ling under voluntary selectors service. Sees Hitler Defegt WELLINGTON. Jan. 1.— (INI) —With the aid of a great arsenal in the United States, a "damn era tic victory over the aggreasons is doubly assured, NewZealMi Premier Fraser said today. Neslon Reid Die* 1 Neslon Reid. 66. for 2S years an insurance adjuster in Detroit, dted today in Harper HospitaL Ha an bom in Columbus, O. Mr. B*|fk survived by his widow and arnMoSm ter. Burial will be in Athena, CtT

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