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Meeting Speeds
Plan for United
War Chest Drive
Directorate of 50
Proposes One Huge •*
Campaign in Fall
Steered by a directorate of 50
men and women, the war cheat
of metropolitan Detroit took ahape
today In an effort to gather war
and social fund-raising drives un
der a single head.
"The present constant cam
paign* for this and that are be
ginning to pall on contributors/*
declared Mayor Edward J. Jeff
ries Jr., in outlining the purpose
of the proposed organization be
fore 125 philanthropic - minded
Detrioters.
"Unless we can perfect some
central clearing house, even the
most worthy Is threatened with
failure.”
RED CROSS DECLINES
The fact that the Red Cross has
declined to enter the movement,
which would concentrate appeal
for finances in one fall campaign,
was lamented by John S. Knight,
publisher, and a principal speaker.
Knight explained the war chest’s
motive as an endeavor to “con
serve time and leadership.”
"We do not plan a protective
organisation for the Community
Fund,” he added, referring to
the one-campaign program of
this bureau that grew out of the
last war. "If any agency can't
streamline Itself to the present
emergency, then there Is no rea
son for Its existence/*
ALL REPRESENTED
Representatives of union labor,
industry, religion, civic organiza
tions, city government, the bar as
sociation, public schools, public
utilities, banks, the courts and
merchandising attended the ses
sion.
They were told the war chest
would be patterned after simHar
funds already established in other
cities.
Under the plan, directors of the
fund would consider the worth of
each appeal for public funds and
make donations in a lump sum
from reserves.
BOARD MEMBERS NAMED
Members of the board of direc
tors named after adoption of an
eight-point constitution follow:
W. E. Anderman. Edwin J. An
derson, Wendell W. Anderson.
Clarence W. Avery, William P.
Brown, Mrs. Henry W. Burritt,
Fred M. Butzel, Howard A. Coffin,
F.mmett F. Connely, Mrs. William
F. Connolly, Glenn M. Coulter and
Mrs. Frank Couzens.
Claude A. Crusoe. Sheldon B.
Daume, Frank D. Earn an, Henry
T. Ewald, Mrs. John N. Failing
Jr., Hugh J. Ferry. Charles T.
Fisher Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Edsel B.
Ford. Joseph P. Glaser and Mrs.
Samuel R. Glogower.
Mrs. Carl B. Grawn. Oscar C.
Hull. Mayor Jeffnos (honorary
president). Ernest Kanzler, K. T.
Keller. Knight. Richard T. Leon
ard. Alfred C. Marshall. John
Miller, Archbishop Edward
Mooney, Mrs. Fred T. Murphy.
William J. Norton and Mrs. John
J. O'Brien.
Joseph B. Schlotman. William
E. Scripps, J. T. Shcafer, Miss
Sarah M. Sheridan. Abe Srere.
James K. Watkins. Oscar Webber,
R. Roy Williams. Mrs. Alfred G.
Wilson, Charles E. Wilson, Henry
Wineman. Walter G. Wisdom and
Benjamin E. Young.
He Finds Out
Driver Asks License;
Hits Houses in Test
Basically, a passenger ear and aj
28-ton tank are different. So
learned Theodore Dimitruk, 50.
of 5441 Tarnow avenue, on his
first application for a driver's
license.
A tank wouldn’t have been)
much impeded by a couple of
house porches and a few concrete
steps. Dimitruk's car was.
According to Patrolman Oscar
C. Hass, who conducted the driv
er’s test, Dimitruk froze on the
steering wheel and tromped on
the accelerator. The car careened
into the porch of a house at 1385
Clinton avenue, the officer said,
then across the street into an
other at 1389.
The test was terminated by the
cement steps at the latter address
Dimitruk received first aid at Re
ceiving Hospital and Hass got an
aspirin, at headquarters.
Priority on Trucks
Requested by City
A request for priorities on dog
pick-up wagons, trucks and other
equipment included in Detroit’s
1942-43 budget were pressed in
Washington today by Commission
ers William M. Walker Jr. of the
DPW and Edward H. Kennedy Jr.
of the purchase and supply de
partment.
Unless the city obtains 90
trucks now on order. Walker told
the council, it must hire private
trucks at a cost of $262,000.
Charles G. Oakman. city control
ler, said the AFL Teamsters had
raised their rates from $16.40 a
day to $19.40.
"Your Own Horoscope/* by
Franrea Drake, Is one of many
famous features In The Detroll
Timea.
Tuesday, June 16, 1942
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JOHN 8. KNIGHT HOWARD A. COFFIN MAYOR JEFFRIES WILLIAM E. ANDERMAN WILLIAM E. SCRIPPS
Members of the 50-man directorate elected to organize
the War Chest of Metropolitan Detroit by combining all
social fund-raising drives during 1942 under a single ban-
Earl of Athlone
To Visit Windsor
The Earl of Athlone, Canada’s
governor general, and his wife,
Her Royal Highness Princess
Alice, tomorrow will make their
first visit to Windsor.
The royal couple will see Wind
sor at work, visiting war produc
tion plants. Social functions in
connection with their visit have
been cut to the minimum.
Most colorful ceremony of the
two-day visit will be held tomor
row on the Ambassador Bridge.
As the representative in Canada
of His Majesty King George VI,
the governor general is not per
mitted to step off Canadian soil
and therefore will meet Mayor
Edward J. Jeffries of Detroit at
the international boundary’.
"The Sta r Spangled Banner’
will be played as the American
flag is passed by Mayor Jeffries,
and his party to the Canadian
group. Then the governor general
will give a Union Jack to Mayor
Jeffries to the strains of "The
King ”
Drivers Donate
To Navy Relief
Three men convicted of drunk
driving and fourth convicted of
allowing a drunken man to drive
today contributed S6OO to the Navy-
Relief Society and S6OO to the city,
to escape going to jail.
Sentenced by Traffic Judge
Cteorge T. Murphy to 20 days in
the House of Correction, the
alternate of a $l5O donation plus
a $l5O fine was offered by the
court because they had jobs in
national defense work.
The men were William Vollmert,
35, Centerline: Thomas J. Barish,
48, 6460 Russell street; Browny
Schultz, 48, 8802 Coulter avenue,
and Harry Corby, 35, of 1616
Monterey avenue, who allowed
Schultz to drive while drunk.
Gas Fumes Kill Woman
Mrs. Nellie Faze. 44, of 3650
Thirtieth street was dead today
from gas fumes which, police said,
she inhaled through a rubber hose
connected to the basement heating
stove in her home. Her body was
found by a brother. Joseph Corns,
of the same address.
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Governor Lashes
Mercy Killing Plea
By ALBERT KAUFMAN
Timet Staff C(rmponlrat
LANSING,’ June 16.—Governor
Van Wagoner declared today he is
opposed to “mercy killing” and
asserted that more progress has
been made with the state's mental
illness problem during the last 18
months than at any other time in
Michigan history.
Replying to a letter written by)
Arthur E. Moore. Oakland County
probate judge, calling attention to
the lack of hospital facilities for
feeble-minded persons, the gover-j
nor said:
“The only conclusion T ran
draw from your letter la that
you are seeking In an emphatic
manner to call public attention
to the long-standing failure of
Mlrhigan to meet in full the
« mental Illness problem.
"In my opinion you have left
solid ground when you suggest
that the state seriously consider
•merry killing/ scientifically
known as euthanasia.
‘UNJUSTIFIED INVASION*
"It Is an unjustified Invasion
of the right of Innocent persons
to li\e, and ran lead only to the
most serious of excesses when
once started.
"So far as the legal aspect Is
concerned, Michigan’s basic laws
would not permit mercy killing;
In fact, as you know, we do not
even permit capital punishment
at present except In cases of
treason.”
The governor pointed out that
I the state, for the first time, has
an accelerated mental rehabilita
tion program in force, aimed at
curing and releasing patients who
formerly were regarded as perma
nent wards of the state.
"In the last 18 months we
have opened all the mental
wards built under Governor
Murphy and formerly kept idle,”
Van Wagoner .said, "the pro
gram made facilities available
for 4,000 new patients.”
FUNDS CAN'T BE USED
“Only war priorities have
halted a further building pro
gram, which admittedly Is
needed badly. Funds already
appropriated ran not be spent
for that purpose.
“Another approach to relieve
overcrowding and permit more
space has been our Innovation
of a new boarding-out program
DETROIT EVENING TIMES (PHOSE CHERRY 8800)
ner. Mr. Coffin is the Community Fund chairman, Mr.
Knight publisher of the Free Press, Mr. Scripps president
of the News, and Mr. Anderman publisher of The Times.
and a farm colony program.
These are being extended as
rapidly as possible/*
The governor said these actions
will do much to wipe out the wait
ing list on mental commitments
“which long have been a Michi
gan curse.”
) He declared the waiting list
today is approximately 800, of
which 500 have been brought to
light during the past 18 months
["simply because tremendous prog
ress was being made and the hope
iof proper institutionalization for
such cases again has become a
reality.” He added:
"I have followed the various
programs closely and know that
state agencies dealing with the
problem are drafting a new pro
gram In an effort to complete
the wiping out of waiting lines
as quickly as possible.”
"You may rest assured the
state hospital commission will
have all necessary funds for any
program that ran be carried out
in the face of critical war short
ages, laboratory equipment and
construction labor.”
Mother of 2 Found
Dead; May Be Suicide
Emil Cracineseu. 43. of 1323
Ethel street, Lincoln Park, whose
wife. Anna. 43, was found dead on
Montie road near Wilson street, a
bullet through her head, was ques
tioned today by police.
Lack of signs of violence at the
scene and a .38 coliber revolver
found near the body indicated,
police said, that the woman had
taken her own life. She was the
mother of two daughters.
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Salesman, office worker
draftsman every job is
essential to our Victory
Drive! And good vision
is essential to doing you
job RIGHT right now!
See Kindy—good glasses
at low cost—today.
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Policy Probed
As 2 Go to Trial
With police investigating a re
port that the Yellow Dog policy
house is still functioning full blast,
Everett I. Watson, its alleged op
erator, and Clarence Frisbie were
to go on trial today on lottery
charges.
Five other defendants, indicted
iby the Ferguson grand jury,
pleaded guilty after Circuit Judge
Earl C. Pugsley ordered immedi
ate trial of the Yellow Dog case.
They were Louise Thrower,
Thomas Turner, Henry Sherman.
Woodson Ray and Earl Couzzens,
who were referred to the proba
tion department pending sentence
Friday.
To be sentenced with the Yellow
Dog defendenats are Charles
Evans, who pleaded guilty to
charges in the old county graft
case, and the 27 convicted defend
ants in the handbook trial.
‘STRONG AS EVER*
The charge that the Yellow Dog
house is still operating was made
by Special Prosecutor Chester P.
O’Hara, who opposed a motion by
Watson’s attorney for a separate
trial.
Police Commissioner John H
Witherspoon expressed surprise at
O'Hara's assertion and said he had
no knowledge of such a condition.
LOKING INTO IT
"We will certainly look Into
It Immediately,” he declared.
"Our men are working m hard
as ever and If we find It’s run
ning we will close it up, you can
bet on that.”
Meanwhile, the trial of 25 al
leged operators, who were granted
a separate trial as a group in the
handbook-conspiracy case, was
postponed until Monday.
On motions of attorneys for the
25. former police Inspector Wen
dell Lochbiler and Frank Burczyk
were granted separate trials.
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Registrations
Show Most Rent
Within Limits
Early Returns Indicate
Landlords Generally Are
Fair, McNamara Says
Early resist ration of landlords j
of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb
counties reveal a surprisingly high
percentage are within government
regulations on their rent scales,
Patrick McNamara, tri-county
rent director, said today.
Although first day records
showed only a few landlords will
be restrained from raising rents,
McNamara speculated that per
sons charging more than the OPA
ceiling might be postponing regis
tration.
“From first day returns, how
ever, tt would seem that fair
dealing prevails, ” he said.
The OPA ruling generally pro
hibits landlords from charging
more rent than they collected
April 1, 1941.
The estimated 350.000 living
units in the three counties may be
registered in designated centers
throughout the area and landlords
need not report at OPA head
quarters, McNamara reiterated.
Hotels, rooming and boarding
houses will be registered at the
close of the two-week listing of
private dwellings.
3 on Trial
In Housing
Conspiracy
Another chapter in the Herman
Gardens housing scandal was
opened today as the trial of three
men, charged with conspiracy to
buy construction contracts, opened
before Recorder’s Judge Joseph A.
Giltis.
Accused of offering former
Councilman Robert G. Ewald $15,-
000 to vote for steel construction
in the project are Maurice L. Bein,
steel contractor; Charles J. Car
penter, sewer contractor, and
Paul A. Fisher, steel salesman.
Gillis was requested to return
ifrom his Pontiac farm, where he
'was vacationing, to hear the trial.
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Gifts of Old Rubber
Must Stay as Gifts
Filling Station Operators Refuse
Many Good Offers to Buy Scrap
In a little pen roped off at one'
end of the filling station w'ere six
old tires, a hot water bottle, two
neatly coded lengths of garden
hose and a pair of baby pants.
A man whose car was being
serviced went over to the pen,
took a pair of rubber gloves and
a string of fruit jar lids out of
his poeket and tossed them on
the pile.
One of the tires caught his eye. !
He picked it up. leaned on it to 1
spread it open and ran his hand
around the inside.
“Crlpes, Joe!” he exclaimed.
“This la better than I got on
the right front wheel of my
car!”
ALL OFFERS REFUSED
He offered the filling station
man a dollar for it. Then he
offered $2; then $3.
But Joe shook his head.
“No alrree,” he said. ”1 know
It’s a good tire, hilt some guy
donated It as scrap, and scrap
It’s going to stay. I don’t want
trouble with the government.”
Joe —and his 3,199 fellow filling
station operators of Michigan—
have had to turn down quite a
few such offers in the rubber
salvage drive which began yester
day in accordance with proclama
tions by President Roosevelt,and
Governor Van Wagoner.
MUST STAY DONATED
But authorities have ruled that
once an article is donated it must
stay donated.
"There’ll probably be a few
panes In which usable articles
are given,” John D. McGillis,
executive secretary of the War
Production Board’s bureau of
industrial conservation in De
troit. said today.
“But we feel that If the
owners wish to donate such
articles to the scrap collection,
that’s their business—and nobody
has a right to divert such things
to other uses.”
The filling station operators—
and other citizens —are doing a
bang-up job, McGillis said.
“Right now,” he declared,
“we’re farther along In the drive
than we thought we’d be by
Thursday.
“It’s too early, of course, for
any figures on the collection, but
scattered reports Indicate a
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response greater than any of
us had expected."
Among those aiding the cam
paign in Michigan were 33,000
AAA Safety Patrol Boys and
15.000 Service Squad Girls, includ*
ing 12,000 boys and 6,000 girls m
Detroit. They are making house
to-house convasses in their neighs
borhoods. _
Wayne County Boy Scouts ana
veterans’ organizations, too, bxw *
busy. And housewives are ran
sacking their homes for articles, r
such as drain plugs, ice bags,
drain board mats, sink stoppers, ’■
ice cube trays—even the bulb*’ 1 "
from medicine droppers.
SOME GET 1,000 POUNDS
A few filling station operator*
reported receiving as much a* '
1,000 pounds of rubber yesterday* *
Most of the adult donors, they i
said, refused to accept the cent-a- <
pound payment which is offered,
though many children obtained *
the price of a lollypop or an lea -
cream soda.
The drive is to continue to
June 30. when the scrap piles will
be sold to the Rubber Reserve ’
Company, a federally subsidized
firm. Proceeds will go to the ’
|USO, the Red Cross or to Army «
and Navy Relief funds.
Priorities Given
To Make Thiokol
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WASHINGTON. June 16 (INSV* .
—Rubber Czar Arthur Newhalt
disclosed today that priori tie* ’
have been granted to the Dos*,,
Chemical Company of Midland, »
Mich., for construction of a plant
to produce thiokol. a synthetic
rubber suitable for tires driven at .
from speeds of 30 to 40 miles an*,
hour.
He estimated that the plant
under construction would produce
enough thiokol to retread approxi
mately 500,000 tires annually.
The limiting factor In thiokol ;
production, he explained, is the«
basic ingredient ethylene dichlo*..
ride, since chlorine is in
for other vital war purposes. Its
civilian use has been drastically t
restricted for some time.
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