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WMWHPWP><i v m • - a mmk i: . a BhbhBHHgjHSIBB». ilSSft '< Wsm ? <? BL x $ ■ .:■ -ImLv . *' r- w; ** £ vV&J^Sc*' ■*'«r Victor Targonski, Wyandotte attorney, was elected State Repra sentative from the 6th district in Tuesday's election. He defeated Charles Block. Republican candidate from Wyandotte. City Smoke Abatement Committee Reports on Elimination Progress • ••••• si rails* saniz To Whom Ii May Concern Honorably Vic Targonski Capitol Building Lansing. Mich. • Dear Victory: Who said there ain’t no Santa Claiisi • • • Detroit News, Times Sc Free Prsss Detroit, Mich. Dear Boys: “Home Rule” skunked again! Damn those small town news papers. • • • Franklin Roosevelt White House . Washington. D. C. Dear Franklin: Haven’t bumped into a Republi can all day! • • • Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri Dear Harry: Seme rtde, wasn't it! * • • Hamilton Fish Hew York. N. Y. Dear Ham: Winchell and Drew Pearson are leffinf ... too! Clare Luce Booth New Haven, Connecticut Dear Beautiful: Congratulations. Keep your fig ure and you can have the job for life. • • • Judge William F. Friedman Detroit. Mich. Dear Bill: Wasn’t in the cards. Change your name to Murphy . . . and try it again next time. • • • Judge Frank B. Ferguson Detroit, Mich. Dear Frankie: Brothers are a fme institution! *• * • Edward J. Fry Fremont, Mich. Dear Fry: Bunny side up! • • • Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt c/o Postmaster, USA Dear Eleanor: All la forgiven. Go on home. • • • Gerald L. K. Smith Detroit, Michigan Dear Smith: LS/MFT , . . Looney Sap/Makes Foolish Try. (Continued on Page 23) SELL YOUR CAR TO GILBERT Motor Sales. 10940 West Jefferson. River Rouge. # BETTER FURNITURE AND AP PLIANCES. MANOR FURNITURE CO, 2764 W. JEFFERSON. TREN TON. PHONE TRENTOy 1764. adv. TIN CAN COLLECTION MONDAY NOV. 13 The following report of the city Smoke Abatement Committee, com posed of Councilmen Louis Brohl, Sr.. Clifford T. Burke, Richard T. Kelly and Fred W. Classon, inspec tor. was prepared and presented to the city council, reporting on the recent dust and dirt difficulty in the city. • “Due to last week's shower of dust and dirt precipitating on cer tain sections of the City, this in turn causing numerous justified calls of complaint's and comments about same, we feel it fitting and proper at this time to report the following facts, as an explanation as to its cause and our progress upon its elimination. “Wind direction being in the proper direction and atmospheric conditions being ideal for quick precipitation caused this to fall within the downtown and residence area adjoining so that it may be termed the heaviest fall we have had so far. In addition we have had no ap preciable rainfall to wash the air since September 16, and taking in to consideration the amount of dirt congregating since that time along with the burning of leaves, and the accumulated dust thereon being dis turbed, and our heavy concentration of flu dust from heavy industries in the South end of town, this made conditions ideal for the heavy show'- er of dust and dirt. “There is no doubt but what in dustry is the greatest violator of 1 this nuisance, however, nature did not help us any during the four hectic days of the dirt storm, until Friday night, when we had a show er of rain and a change in direc tion of wind. “As to abatement of this nuisance, we have been in contact with the largest violators numerous times and they are conscious of the nui sance they are creating and since (Continued on Page 23) Funeral Services Friday for Nurse Mrs. Alice Stepnens McWhertor, jB7 Poplar street, died yesterday at 1 the age of 57 in Harper hospital, Detroit. Her death came following a lengthy illness. Born in Lakeville, Pa., Mrs. Mc- Whertor has lived here for the past 19 years. She was a nurse in the old Elbert hospital and later went with the Wyandotte General hos pital. remaining there until ill health prevented her'working. Surviving are her husband, Ed ward; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Swineford of Scranton, Pa. and Mrs. Bertha Haywood of Holly, Pa., and a broth er, Howell Stephens of Lakeville Pa. ’ Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Nixon fun eral home. 1 - - CASH FOR YOUR CAR- Any Make or Model. SIMP SON. 219 Sycamore Si. Adw. AUTHORIZED FAC TORY PARTS AND SERVICE ON GAS OLINE HEATERS. MERCER’S, 6TH AND HIGHLAND. adv. VOL. 66, NO. 90 WYANDOTTE VOTES DOWN VET MEMORIAL Community War Chest Drive Concludes Friday House Committee Makes Arrangements For Approaching Formal Opening Tomorrow is the last day to “Help All Three—Your Neighbors—Your Fighting Men —Your Allies!’* The 1944 drive for Community War Chest contributions is now in the home stretch, and early tabulations indicate that the campaign in this area is moving steadily, accord in to Harry W. Fenske. Down River general chairman. The quota in this locality is $165,000, and by Tuesday of this •week, pledges and contributions reached the $115,000 mark, or 70 per cent. Contributions in the business sec tion of the city have been good, Fenske stated, although a big push is needed in the entire district to go over the local quota. Chairmen and committeemen are urged to get in their reports as soon as possible. Corporation gifts have helped swell the totals for the drive which ends tomorrow. Industrial donations have been generous, and house-to house canvassing has brought steady, encouraging results. MANY ARE HELPED Lt. Derer today sits in a prison camp, lonely, uncomfortable, bewildered just like many other Michigan boys—but what can the people of Wyandotte do? That nice little Mrs. Carson down the street has had a pretty diffi cult time since her husband was reported missing two months ago— but what mb ft mere neighbor do? Nick, the proprietor of the restau rant on the comer, hasn’t heard from his relatives in Greece for a long time, and he's pathetically eager to get help to them—but what can he do? The American people are showing what they can do—by contributing to the Community War Chest. The American people are awake to the needs of all three—their neighbors —their fighting men—their allies. HEADQUARTERS IN WYANDOTTE The War Chest comprises all the leading local and national social service appeals, except the Red Cross. The drive this year opened October 25 and will close at the end of this week. Contributions may be turned in to the headquarters for the Com munity Fund, located at 2959 Bid dle avenue, Wyandotte. Howard B. Allen is serving as executive secre tary for the Fund, and information regarding the War Chest may be procured from the headquarters (Wy. 0876) or from Mr. Allen (Wy. 0172). Tomorrow is your last day to “Help All Three—Your Neighbors— Your Fighting Men —Your Allies!” ECORSE FIRST When election reports in Wayne county began coming in, Ecorse was the first city to report in at 11:30 pm. Don Beckmann, city clerk, attributed the speedy results to the use of voting machines in the 12 precincts. Wyandotte Sailor Is Survivor of Sunken Aircraft Carrier “Princeton” Wife Learns of Ship's Sinking Through Indirect Route Among the survivors of the air craft carrier. “Princeton,” was Sea man first class Walter Krogol, of Wyandotte. The news came to his wife here through an indirect route. A news wire photo, showing Krogol, was printed in the Cleveland “Plain Dealer” with a group of other sur vivors of the carrier which was sunk off the Philippines on Octo ber 14. The picture was sent to Wyandotte and the recipient called Mrs. Krogol and brought it to her. was the first news that she had PLACE CANS AT CURB SUNDAY NIGHT aHdKtoaitiujJte Heros-Ifaralit OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY AND BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF WYANDOTTE PUBLISHED Every MONDAY and THURSDAY Schedule Tin Can Collection On November 13 City Trucks Will Begin Pick-Up Early In Morning “A great portion of our tin 1s being consumed in lining steel con tainers in which concentrated foods are preserved for our Armed Forces now overseas.” says Wilfred Kane, chairman of the Wyandotte Salvage Committee. “These tin-coated steel contain ers, used to transfer food, withstand shock, heat, cold, contamination, climatic changes and storage haz ards ... a job that only tin can do! Now that American troops are so widelv dispersed, there is a greater need than ever before .’ . . and you housewives are being called upon to do your part. Monday, November 13, will be next tin can collection day . . , have your tin cans on the curb the night before.” Receive Word Son Is W ounded Mr. and Mrs. Peter Almose of 630 Poplar street, received word this week that their son, Private Mich ael Almose has been wounded while in action in Germany on October 14. Pvt. Almose is with the medical corps attached to the Infantry. The War Department telegram listed his wound as not serious. Admitted to Hospital SGT. EDWARD H. RUSHMAN. 2063 Sixth street, has been admitted to Moore General Hospital, Swan nanoa, N.C. for treatment. He has served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations and will be treated at the hospital’s tropical disease center. Has Shore Leave RAY SPENCE, Gunner’s Mate 2-c, returned to the East Coast this week after spending a our-day leave with Mrs. Spence and his young son at their home in Lincoln Park. Ray was an employee of the Wyandotte News-Herald before entering the service a year ago. Mrs. Spence is the former Beatrice Shaw of Wyan dotte. of the sinking. Krogol had been in the service but eight months and had been ovrseas for six months of that time. The last letter that Mrs. Krogol, who lives at 484 Cedar street, re ceived from her husband was writ ten the same day of the sinking. It stated that he hoped to be home soon. The Krogols have two children, a son two years old and a tiny four months-old daughter that the father has not yet seen. WYANDOTTE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1944 Name Targonski To Legislature Wayne County Proposal No. 4 Defeated In County as Well as Locally With over 13,000 Wyandotte voters going to the polls Tuesday, members of the 26 election boards worked until late into Wednesday before final tabulations were made and recorded in one of the most hotly contested elections in the history of the city. Attention centered on the local political situation with two Wyandotte men running for state legislature, with a bond issue offered to the taxpayers proposing a Veterans’ Memorial home, and the highly publicized Wayne County Proposal No. 4 appearing on the ballot. Sam Jelsomeno Is Missing Over Germany Tail Gunner Had Completed 29 Missions Staff Sergeant Sam Jelsomeno has been listed as missing in action over Germany as of October 17, his mother, Mrs. Carmela Jelsomeno has been notified. .... - - - • v »BPg' > .-MUM » tBT -• ■ Sam Jelsomeno Sgt. Jelsomeno had completed 29 missions and at the end of six more was scheduled to return to the States. A member of the Bth AAF, Sgt Jelsomeno had been overseas since April. He was 28 years old on Octo ber 28. In civilian % life he was a boiler operator at Great Lakes th armed forces he served as tail gunner on a flying fortress. Sgt. Schafer Wounded, War Department Says Staff Sergeant Schafer, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Basenko of 2505 Cora street, was wounded in action in France on October -25. Reports as to his condition have not yet been received by his parents. INCREASE ELECTION BOARD SALARIES Due to the extension of the time of closing of the polls in Wyan dotte and the increase in work re sulting from it, the city council, Monday night, passed a resolution increasing the compensation of the chairman of the election boards to S3O and all members of the boards to $25. MASQUERADE DANCE, HOLY TRINITY PARISH HALL, 1665 ORANGE ST. SAT., NOV. 11, 1944, 9 P.M. TILL ?. ADMISSION 2k FUZES FOR COSTUMES. adv. Victor Targonski, Democratic candidate for state House of Rep resentatives in the Sixth District defeated Charles H. Block by a slim majority. In the local election Tar gonski garnered 7,592 to Block’s 5660. In the district Targonski re ceived 12,910 and Block 12.878. The proposed Veterans Memorial Home was defeated by Wyandotte taxpayers, 3225 to 3714, The so-called Home Rule Amend ment or Wayne County Proposal No. 4 was defeated as were the five other county proposals. Wyandotte voters cast 8106 votes for President Roosevelt and 5391 for Governor Thomas Dewey. Edward J. Pry, Democratic can didate for state governor, received 7,483 votes and Governor Harry J. Kelly, 6086 in the city. Lieutenant Governor James H. Lee (D), 7,450, and Vernon J. Brown (R), 5,821. Results in the secretary of state race were Arthur A. Koscinski. Democratic candidate, 7409 and Herman H. Dignan, 5865. Thurman b. Doyle, Democratic candidate for Attorney General polled 7637 votes and John R. Deth mers, 5543. Minnie M. Schwinger (D>, 7389 for State Treasurer and D. Hale Brake (R), 5777. Clark J. Adams <D> for Auditor General, 7552 and John D. Morri son (R>, 5612. In the local picture on the con gressional race, John Lesinski, in cumbent, received 7768 votes and Albert A. Riddering, Republican candidate. 5621. In the twenty-first legislative dis- , trict for state senator, Stanley Nowak (D) led with 7549 to Jos eph M. Ford’s (R) 5718. County officers polled the follow ing votes: Gerald K. O’Brien <I», 7881 and , Elmer G. Rice (R) 5384, prosecut ing attorney. Andrew C. Baird (D), 7849. and Edward Behrendt (R), 5507, sheriff.! Caspar J. Lingeman (D), 7984 and : Albert P. Kennedy (R) 5270, county! clerk. . John J. Kozaren <D), 7984 and William A. Lau (R), 5614, county treasurer. Bernard J. Youngblood (D), 7791 and Andrew J. Brodie (R), 5404, register of deeds. George O. Cornell (D) 7597 and Archibald Leadbetter (R), 5565,1 county auditor. George A. Dingman (D>. 7867 and A Ik Meredith (R), 5348, county drain commissioner. Coroners, Edmund J. Knobloch, 7747, and Albert A Hughes, 7774 ID), and Albert L. French, 5400, and Lloyd K. Babcock, 5389. Re publicans. In the circuit judge race Wyan dotte voters gave 5112 votes to FVank B. Ferguson and William Friedman, 5231. Joseph A. Murphy led the can didates for probate Judge locally with 7668 votes, closely followed by D. J. Healy with 6963 and Ells worth Smith, 2439. WE PAY HIGHEST CASH PRICE FOR YOUR USED CAR*. ANY MAKE OR MODEL. GORNO BROS., 2100 W. JEFFERSON. TREN TON. adv. Down River Groups Assist In Furnishing New YMCA Pledges and Contributions Total 70 Per Cent of Goal at Beginning of Week Many individuals, groups, and industries are cooperating to assist in supplying funds for furnishings and equipment for the new YMCA headquarters. Already a number of pub lic spirited individuals and groups have made contributions toward this fund. Church groups have sent committees to visit the building and have made generous contributions to the fund; industries have contributed; women’s club groups of the Down River area have taken a keen interest in help ing make possible the use of these new facilities bv generous contributions; the service clubs have made plans for raising Marine P.F.C. Is Wounded Marine Private First Class James L. Bartok, husband of Mrs. James L. Bartok of 1154 Maple street, has been reported wounded in action, j the Navy Department announced I yesterday. Pu re Gold Cigarettes Taken Thieves obtained the most valu able loot of all times when they broke into the J. D. Haven Print ing Cos. last week and got away with two packages of cigarettes. Entrance was undoubtedly gained through an unlocked rear entrance. The safe was opened, but nothing of value taken. Husband Wounded in Germany , Wife Learns Mrs. Gladys Brankiewicz of 4516 Sixth street has received word from the War Department that her hus band, Pfc. Stephen J. Brankiewicz was slightly wounded in Germany on October 6. The telegram arrived last week. ARMISTICE DAY PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, this 26th anniver sary of the signing of the Armis tice of World War 1 brings to our minds once more the heroes of that war who made the su preme sacrifice, and WHEREAS, we are again en gaged in a world conflict in which many of our sons and daughters and brothers and sis ters will be called upon to give their all that we may enjoy the fruits of their sacrifice THEREFORE, it shall be our privilege and the privilege of every citizen of this community to join with the American Legion in setting aside the cares and worries of every’ day life and pray for the loved ones who are gone and for those now in the Service and those who will be Joining in the great fight for Freedom THEREFORE, I request our citizens to properly observe this Armistice Day on Saturday, No vember 11, 1944, by displaying the flag of our country and spreading the spirit of determination to win this war, and it is hereby ordained that all municipal offi ces be closed on that day. LOUIS W. BEHM, Mayor OLD HOMESTEAD IS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE. adv. NOW! SIMPSON MOTOR SALES OFFERS YOU EXPERT CAR WASHING. GREASING AND STEAM CLEANING. QUICK SERV ICE. 219 SYCAMORE ST. adv. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES THIS ISSCE to assist the local YMCA committee of management to reach their objective of the amount need ed to furnish and equip the new YMCA building; and merchants are . contributing to this fund. The widespread community in terest being shown in the expan ! I sion of the YMCA service in the , downriver area helps to make the YMCA project. a real community enterprise. From the beginning of the local YMCA branch nearly four years ago. it has been a community project with people of quite a vari ety of groups becoming interested in the development of the YMCA. It began on a family basis with membership open to boys and girl* : and men and women. Women are .members of the Committee of Man agement along with a group of in terested community minded men that the YMCA project is nov. has been from the beginning a real community enterprise directed b\ men and women and developing a program of sendee for boys and girls and men and women I The response of such a wide vari ety of groups and individuals in contributing toward the fund for furnishings is an outgrowth of the policy that has been and will be in effect to make the YMCA a truly community enterprise without any ! discrimination in the service of the YMCA to youth and adults of this area. This is one of the most unique branches of the YMCA in the world and one of the newest. It is most unique in its basis o» organization in the downriver an j which is on a family basis. The purpose of this policy is to enable YMCA to be of the largest servicers* ible in the downriver area and*at the same time proceed on a program policy that Is fundamentally sound from the standpoint of effective group work. The committee of manage ment of the local YMCA believes that the family approach is the most effective approach to group ! work in this modern day. The more ! the activities of the YMCA or any other social agency can be related to the home and the family as a unit, the more effective the pro gram will be. The local committee of manage ; ment of the YMCA is very grate ful for the widespread community interest in the project and partic ularly because the groups and indi viduals that are supporting this project are those who are primar j ily interested in the youth of this area. Francis B. Griffith, chairman of the local committee of management j recently appointed the following house committee charged with the responsibility of securing funds for furnishing the new headquarters I and to make preliminary plans for open house week: John C. Kreger, chairman, Mrs. G.A. Mrs. J. H. Steele, Herbert C. H€rst, Howard B. Allen, Harold K. Jacobson, Fred W. Frostic, and John Youd. This committee Is at work now contact ing Individuals and groups who would like to have a part in mak ing possible the use of the new facilities which will provide recre ation rooms for dancing, movies, large group meetings, snack bar reading room and a l*Gnge, club rooms, a well equipped game room for ping pong and other table games and an adult parlor for a wide va riety of groups.