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Gift Spurs City Red Cross Drive Retail Merchants Add $53,245 to Send Total Near $175,000 Spurred by a 5500,000 national gift from General Motor*. 5100,000 of which is credited to Detroit the Red Cross drive for 52 000,000 in I>etmit today continued to Rain momentum. Other large contributions of the day included 510,000 from the Na tional Rank of Detroit, 510,000 the Packard Motor Car Company, and 553,215 from the Retail Merchant's Association. The GM check wav presented by Albert Bradley, executive vice president, who apportioned the tr>tal so that 5233.000 goes to drives in Michigan communities Flint receives 550,000; Pontiac, 525.000; Lansing, 520,000; Sag inaw’, 515 000 Grand Rapids, 55.- 0O0; Ray City. 54 000, and lonia. 51 000 ft17.V»45 inist li Total gifts of 5173.245, in De troit, were announced by Ernest Kanzler, industrial committee chairman, at a luncheon meeting of workers in the Rook-Cadillac Hotel. Two hundred and fifty business and industrial leaders attended. "Certainly labor and capital have a common goaf now.” said Richard Frankensteen regional director “For American labor I say we guard jealously our right to participate in fhi* great cause.” Frankcnsteen has already dis patched messages to every CIO local union asking they con tribute to the Red Cross from union treasuries A second labor leader. C M Hedgernrk of the AFL added "Tb» American Federation of Labor has authorised me to *»av we waff co-operate with the \meriran Red Cross war efforts.” IVnt STRIALISTS ATTEND Rubbing elbows with tabor leaders at the meeting u<ue out standing industrial fyures who spoke in endorsement of the drive William J. Cameron of Ford Motor Company, said "People in wartime are ac customed to sav ‘The marines have landed and the situation Is well In hand.' The same may he said of the Red Cross.” Mayor Fdward J .Jeffries .Tr called upon the city to "give bountifully and E G Peed vice ores.dent of Chrysler Corporation .-aid: "I am confident in the suc cess of this two million dollar drive. To a Htv that can pro duce men like Kettering. Keller, ford, Knudsen. Wilson and Wacntilev, a dtv that accom plishes the miracles of industrv here achieved, raising two mil lion dollars will he like shoot ing fish In a barrel." Atlanta Hails Baby Of Flying Hero ATLANTA Ga I>c 20 < INS' - The appreciation which all At lanta felt toward her heroic father, who died while leading a squadron of American flier'- against Japanese troops attempßng to land in the Philippine Inlands, to day was lavished on 17-day-old Janice Marett The father. Lieut Samuel Hines Marett 26 formerly of Atlanta, died without know me that a daughter had hern horn to him When Atlantans read of his hero ism. they began taking up a col lentmn to huy defence bonds for the daughter Woman Crash Victim Gets $5,000 Damages A jury in the court of Circuit Judge George R. Murphy today awarded Mrs. Clair Adams, 42. of Keego Harbor. $5 000 damages from the Overland Transportation Company Mrs. Adams’ car was struck bv a truck owned by the company on Aug. 11, 1939. causing severe injuries. The jury deliberated eight hours before awarding $3 000 of the $33,- 000 she had asked. Elm Trees at Zoo Scarred by Vandals The scarring by vandals of 25 elm trees planted in a row along the southern boundary of the De troit zoo was rejyirted today by Frank G. Mclnnis, supervisor of landscaping at tbe zoo. The 25 trees, into which an ax had been sunk three times, are between the sidewalk and curb along the 10-Mile road and were planted five years ago. They are about five inches in diameter and 22 feet tall. / Florida-Bound, Fined ANN ARROR. per. 20. —Fn route to Florida with his wife, Walter 7. Morris, 39 of Detroit, made several steps, the final one. in city court, where he paid a fine and rosts of $65 for drunk driving His license also was con fiscated. Saturday, December 20, 1941 .-- A # >(M ■ » vfc a wE 'hd w• ■ w is .< . A mm " Rjj s. - mmm ■ il ’ r "in i il MAYOR EDWARD J. JEFFRIES JR. The Mayor of Detroit; Mr. Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company, and Mr. Macauley, chairman of the board of the Packard Motor Car Company at a lunch eon meeting of business and industrial leaders at the I Tax Rate Boost Confronts City Detroit's tax rate will be in creased by 12 to 15 per cent in the coming fiscal year, it wa« pre dicted today when Mayor Edward J. Jeffries Jr told common council next year's budget will be "close to sko 000 f»O0,” an increase of 511000.000 over the ,current budget. Mayor JcfTries said he did not see how pay raises requested h\ °it\ employes could be granted but said he would recommend either a blanket rai-e or equalization of pay in the coming budget. An SfiO 000 000 budget would bring the tax rate to about 530 a thousand \ aluation Admiral Yarnell Calls Jap Navy Very Good SAN F RANCISCO. Dec. 20 'INS Rear Admiral Harry K Yarnell n garded as one of the navy's best informed experts nn Asiatic affairs, today described Japans navy as "very good, add ing “Japanese sailors are hard workers and good seamen. America faces a long, hard war.” Verst* Shows Spirit Goes in Christmas Box to Detroit Soldier; Thousands of Others on Way Some Detroit soldier on Christ mas morning will open a Christ mas box handed him wherever he is sta'ioned. and in his box hell find this little \ersr "Here s some fudge I hope you'U like. Lots of nuts m every bite And with this gift go thanks sin cere To you men who protect w hat we hold dear •‘MERRY CHRISTMAS ” That's the spirit with which De troiters packed boxes for service men irv answer to the appeal bv 1.000 Detroit girls to dance with service men at millitarv hall Tuesday Page 19 •ferry Pettit and Larry Payne to Interview homecoming soldier* on radio Poge.l? The Detroit Times *’San»a Claus for Service Men** campaign com mittee. BOXES ON WAV Already thousands of boxes are on their way to naval and military stations where Detroit service men are stationed. Fill In This Blank I want to join The Detroit Times campaign to provide a merry Christmas for all Detroit boys now’ serving their country. So I may be a Santa to our service men, please accept this contribution. 1 Name J -r■> " , » Street address t' City State ?... I am enclosing a cash contribution. Mail this blank to Boxes for Service Men, Detroit Times, Detroit, Mich. (All should t* msds paysblt Ben Young treasurer Bas*a for Ssrvtcs Commutes ) NOTABLES AT THE DETROIT RED CROSS DRIVE LUNCHEON R\ JEROME PETTIT •lurv Frees Soldier •/ Court Throng Cheers Verdict as Judge Wishes Crack Gunner Good Marksmanship By VERA BROWN Pvt Huston Basford 24-year old crack gunner with Headquar ters Company at Fort Bragg, will go back to his outfit the day aftei Christmas, a free man. He was sent hack by a jury of 11 women and one roan who. after fichherarmfe’ vt\ houcx-m rbe court of Judge George Murphy, found the soldi* r innocent in the killing of hi> brother-in-law. When tno jury filed in with the verdict several of the women wcic weeping and Clyde J. Fraser of KM West Rohinwood avenue, the foreman, was mopping his brow. THRONG C HEERS Fra-or spoke quickly, announced ? he verdict, and a crowd which had waited all afternoon cheered and shouted. Judge Murphy commended the jurors, saying. "I believe you arrived at the only possible verdict on the record." Then Fraser ami* most of the women jurors shook hands with young Basford. (»ne of the weeping women jurors revealed that the first bal lot was 11 to 1 for acquittal. But she declared: "I'd have stayed three weeks to get this verdict. It would Many more will go out over the week-end. and at Convention Hall today a corps of American Legion Auxiliaries and Roy Scouts of America are working like beavers getting the boxes ready for ship ment. 1 1 by any chance vou are one of the few who didn't find time to pack a box before this, this is your last opportunity Boxes deliv ered to Convention Hall or to The iD*troit Times office at Times Square over the week-end will >-iill be in time to reach some Detroit soldier or sailor on Christ mas Day. KILL IN BLANK. MAIL Better still, if vou haven't the time, fill in the blank vou will find printed in this of The De troit Times and mail it with a rnn trihfition to Ben Young, treasurer. Detroit Times. With your monev the committee will be able to buy additional sup plies which will be used to pack last-minute boxes. It is the hope of the committee that no Detroit service man will hr forgotten on Christmas L>av and your contribution will help to see this hope realized. DETROIT EVENING TIMES (THOSE CHERRY. SiOO) Copyright hy D#tro*t Tim** All right* r*t*ry*<l EDSEL FORD A EVAN MW ALLEY Hotel Book-Cadillac in the interest of the Red Cross drive to raise 52,000,000 locally. A contribution of 5500,000 by thp General Motors Corporation, SIOO,OOO of it accredited to Detroit, was announced at the gathering. have been too awful to have sent that boy to prison." DISSENTER SHIFTS \ OTF. Mrs. Clara Krumbach of 6326 Han-on avenue was the dissenting juror. She changed her vote three hours after the jury requested special instiuctions on self-defense. ( in*' of the In in P< : so ns to r< Basford after the verdict was his sister. Mrs. Dorothy Hunter. 27. of 1717 Van Dyke avenue. She put both arms around him and kissed him. It was to protect Mrs. Hunters life, and hi<- own. that Basford stabbed Phillip Hunter, his brother-in-law, last ! July. Hunter had struck his wife and was trying to push her over the second floor railing of their home when Basford interfered and Hunter turned his attack on the soldier the jury was told. •GOOD LIC K,' SAYS It DGF. As B-isfdrd departed, Judge Murphy called out: “Good lurk. I hear you ran shoot h .37-mm gun Ht a target moving 20 miles an hour at a distance of 600 yards and hit it eight tin.es nut of 10." "That's right. Judge r ” - tid Basford. "Make It 10 out of 10," Mur phv ordet ed Cuba Spreads Spy Net HAVANA. Dec 20iINS».- With President Fulgcnno Batistas sig nature on the new state of emer gency bill. Cuba pushed ahead today to prevent espionage on the 1 island. All mail to Japanese. Ger : man and Italian addresses, the government announced, is being seized at the Havana post office. — 4 Packing Firms Indicted OMAHA. Dec. 20 (INS).- Indict ments charging conspiracy to vio late the Sherman Anti-Trust Act were returned today against John Morrell and Company, Armour and Company, the Cudahv Park ing Company and Wilson and Company. I J . SIMMONS & CLARK - I OPEN ; SUN DAY 7 * OPE* ILL DAY SUNDAY. 10 A. M. Y 0 S P. ». So that all ti ho cannot shop during the week may still take advantage of Detroit's Greatest Christ mas Sen ice • A 38-piecc Set of Dishes FREE with purchases of sls or over (a few items restricted by law ex cepted) • FREE! 1-year written WATCH GUAR ANTEE with every watch at $22.50 or over. Smash it! Crash it! Rash it! • Jewelry at BIG SAVINGS ... on terms of NO MONEY DOWN ... A YEAR TO PAY ... no extra cost. Open Other Evening* Till 9 . . . Till Chriatma* SIMMONS & CLARK JEWELERS 1535 BROADWAY Property Owner Hit on 107 Counts I Fined SSO in traffic court after 107 health and building code viola tions were charged against her property, Mrs. Anna (Hickman of 1701 Burlingame avenue today ha*. 30 days to comply with regulations on other j>ioj>erty she owns or face another fine. The I<'7 violations were lodged against property she owns at 5335 RiojK-lle street. In another property at 1015 Brady street she was givrn the .30 davs to move welfare tenants from a barn behind it which was de clared not fit for living quarters. Fifty other landlords who ap peared on health and building code violations ep their property were given time to correct them or were lined. Aufo Hits 2 Youths; Police Seize Driver Police are holding Joseph G Nagy. JO, of 6055 Cecil avenue, on a charge of reckless driving today after he struck two youths. :niurmg one seriously. Chester Mac/uga. 12. of 34J0 Greusel ave nue, i*. jn serious condition at Re ceiving Hospital, an dFred Palac. 13. of 3100 Greusel avenue, re ceived firs* ni( j nf j was released. Nagy. police said, was traveling 30 to 35 miles on Michigan ave nue when he parsed a car to the right and struck the youths a« they were crossing Michigan near Twenty • ninth street, w itnesses said. Woman Hurt, Driver Held on Tipsy Charge Joseph J. Nichols. 19, 3160 East lawn. is held toda> hv police on a charge of driving while intoxicated after he sideswjprd two parked oars and seriously injured a woman pedestrian. The injured woman Mrs. Char lotte Greig. 52, of 1.383 Chalmers, was hit a- she wa« crossing Lake wood at Rrrcheval avenue. She is in Receiving Hospital with n skull fracture and a compound fracture of the left leg. U. S. Indicts 41 In Plot to Loot Ford Motor Co. Woman Among Group Facing Possible 10-Year Prison Sentences Indicted by a federal grand jury. 40 men and one woman today fared pn-sihle penalties of 10 \ears im prisonment or SIO,OOO fine each on charges of conspiracy to steal parts from t-b*- Ford pany, in violation of the National Siojen Property Act Officials state that total thefts may have amounted to $5,000,000 yearly hut only ' $5,000 and up wards" is mentioned in the indiet ment. returned before Federal Judge Edward J Momet. This amount was sufficient, attorneys *aid. to bring the alleged con spiracy under federal laws. Three others, Samuel. Sol and I Benjamin Rtmar. brothers, are named co-conspirators hut not defendants and. presumably, will ho called as state's witnesses. PLEADS NOT CiUILTY Also held is Christ Alotix of 16551 Kentucky avenue arrested after indictments had hern pre pared and therefore not included, lie pleaded not guilty hefore Knifed States Commissioner J. Stanley 1 bird. | Most of the defendants were • arrested in a roundup by the FRI Ila'-t December 2. Those seized since include Wesley Malloy of 15003 Homer avenue. Dearborn; Louis M. Teffer of 2052 Cabot avenue; Charles Bates of 23072 Beech street Dearborn: Ben Men delsohn of 3710 Burlingame ave nue; his brother. Sam of .3388 Richton avenue; Alex Selnick of 10326 Dexter boulevard; Louis Levine of Cleveland, and Willard Fleenor of Alexandria. Ind, (>f the defendants, 25 are from Detroit. Suit Against UAW-CIO And Reds Dismissed Times have changed, so today Federal Judge Frank A. Picard dismissed a suit by two Ford Motor Company employes against "the UAW-CIO and the Commu nist Party" under stipulation by attorneys for both sides The lworkers, Paul John Padgett and Melvin E. Rartling. had both claimed $3,000 and upwards be cause they alleged they were beaten during the Ford strike. •Since filing of the suit, last May. the company now has a union shop agreement with the UAW CIO. and Russia, birthplace of communism, is an ally. Raid Wardens in Schools LANSING. Dec. 20.—Air raid wardens will he appointed in each Michigan school, Superintendent of Public Instruction Eugene R! Elliott announced today. A list of instructions for use during a war emergenev was sent to each school principal, together with orders to set up shelters and organize drills. If the ARMY or NAVY should get your seat The railroads are meeting unusual require ments placed upon them by the National Emergency, including military movements. Consequently not all passenger equipment is available for' Christmas holiday' travel. Thousands of travelers are being carried home for the holidays and every effort is being made to provide for everyone, but if the Army or Navy should get your seat, or you are inconvenienced in any way, we ask your patience and understanding. / /' • NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD * Tall for With increasing need for protec tion against sabotage in defense plants and municipal services, the Michigan State Troops today opened a drive tor recruits. Col. William R. Howe, com mander of the Detroit 'district, said that the recruiting office at the Light .Guard Armory, Brush and Larneri street*, will remain open 24 hours a day. vvhile offices at 460 West Canfield and 285 Piquette vmII he open from 7 to 10 o'clock every night. Any able bodied man who ran do guard duty is eligible to enlist for the three-year period. Colonel Howe said. The troops drill one night a week, and when on actual duty receive subsistence and a salary cqyal to the regular na tional guard rate, he added. Colonel Howe said that many men have hern discharged from the troops because they work in vital defense plants. Baron Ordered To Pay Lawyer Baron Egon von Mauchenheim. one of the stormiest petrels ever to bother local officialdom, today faced paying his attorney S6O within the next two weeks or go ing to jail. The baron, who first appeared in the public prints when he and his first wife staged a successful fight to stay in this country as fugitives from Nazi persecution, was re cently sued by his second wife for divorce. He failed to pay his attorney. Ernest C. Sneed. S6O he owed him for legal services in connection with ihe divorce and Circuit Judge DeWitt H. Mrrnam ordered him to do so under threat of contempt proceedings. j When Sneed complained yester day the baron had noi yet paid off. the court gave him two weeks and then said it would commit him to the house of correction. !N©t So Had Horses, Dogs and Cats Have Christmas Party A dog's life—and a cat’s, to say nothing of a horse's—isn't so bad when there's a Michigan Humane Society around to see that the dogs and cats in their shelter at 7401 Richmond avenue have a merry Christmas. The annual party for the in mates—and the horses of junk peddlers- was held in the shelter and there wasn't an empty stom ach in the house when it was over. The horses were given a bale of hay each and a hag of carrots, their owners were given a box of candy and lunch and the dogs and cats in the shelter were given extra rations of food. PAGE 3 College Head’s Freedom' Stirs r I 1 Adrian Tangle Clashes With Editor on Call for Support to War Objectors *p*rla| t/i THE DETROIT TIM*! ADRIAN Dec 20 - Freedom of religion and freedom of the press were all tangled up here today as ( the Adrian Daily Telegram termed a? -Mibverstve to patriotism” re ( marks by Dr. Samuel J. Harrison, president of Adrian College, to members of his student body. Doctor Harrison rpplied that his stand was based firmly upon the Methodist Discipline, official state ment of the Methodist Church, for its 8,000.000 members. He then added: **l have signed lip for civilian defense, which Is more than the editor of the Daily Telegram has done.** SHOULD BE SUPPORTED The statement by Doctor Harri son at issue is: "In such a day as this, If them should he Christians among our student body who believe that it is wrong to murder and who refuse to be parties to the mur der of mankind, they should be supported by their church and by their college." Doctor Harrison said that th# newspaper's flaw was in taking the statement as an issue without its relationship to the context of his remarks. He said: "I am a conscientious objector myself and have been since I was ordained a Methodist min ister 25 years ago. “My conscience, however, does not include anybody else. It would not tell anybody elm whether he should enter a shoot ing war or not. It would Just in sist that the church and this church related college support any one whose conscience would not allow him to kill another person. “We need a national pollen force now because this Is a tran sition period but our welfam and democracy will finally be on a spiritual basis." ALL OUT TO AID He said he was "all out" for hu manitarian relief and that 150 of his students had donated blood to the Red Cross and 93 are partici pating in civilian defense plans. I reply to questioning. Doctor Harrison said he "didn't think” his influence would keep us from hav ing an army or navy. As for him self, at 47 he is past the fighting age anyway, he said. Asked if he considered a defen sive war "murder.” according to the Scriptures, he replied only that individually he didn't believe in the war system for settling any issues. The Adrian Telegram stated that Doctor Harrison gave th# "plain inference” that killing an armed enemy trying to destroy the nation is murder. That would make Wake Island defenders mur derers. the paper said.