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GM's Half Million
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
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
"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
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
Rubbing elbows with tabor
leaders at the meeting u<ue out
standing industrial fyures who
spoke in endorsement of the
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
"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
Saturday, December 20, 1941
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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
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
'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
“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
Lots of nuts m every bite
And with this gift go thanks sin
To you men who protect w hat we
hold dear
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
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
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 )
•lurv Frees Soldier
Court Throng Cheers Verdict as Judge Wishes
Crack Gunner Good Marksmanship
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Copyright hy D#tro*t Tim** All right* r*t*ry*<l
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."
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.
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
"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
I J .
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*
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
/ /' •
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
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
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.
College Head’s
Freedom' Stirs
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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
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
“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."
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
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.

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