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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
To Whom Ii May Concern
Honorably Vic Targonski
Lansing. Mich. •
Who said there ain’t no Santa
• • •
Detroit News, Times Sc Free Prsss
“Home Rule” skunked again!
Damn those small town news
• • •
White House .
Washington. D. C.
Haven’t bumped into a Republi
can all day!
• • •
Harry S. Truman
Seme rtde, wasn't it!
* • •
Hew York. N. Y.
Winchell and Drew Pearson are
leffinf ... too!
Clare Luce Booth
New Haven, Connecticut
Congratulations. Keep your fig
ure and you can have the job for
• • •
Judge William F. Friedman
Wasn’t in the cards. Change your
name to Murphy . . . and try it
again next time.
• • •
Judge Frank B. Ferguson
Brothers are a fme institution!
*• * •
Edward J. Fry
Bunny side up!
• • •
Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt
c/o Postmaster, USA
All la forgiven. Go on home.
• • •
Gerald L. K. Smith
LS/MFT , . . Looney Sap/Makes
(Continued on Page 23)
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GILBERT Motor Sales. 10940
West Jefferson. River Rouge.
BETTER FURNITURE AND AP
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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)
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
Funeral services will be conducted
Friday at 2 p.m. at the Nixon fun
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VOL. 66, NO. 90
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.
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.
Tomorrow is your last day to
“Help All Three—Your Neighbors—
Your Fighting Men —Your Allies!”
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
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
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
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY AND BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF WYANDOTTE
PUBLISHED Every MONDAY and THURSDAY
On November 13
City Trucks Will
Begin Pick-Up Early
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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Sgt. Jelsomeno had completed 29
missions and at the end of six more
was scheduled to return to the
A member of the Bth AAF, Sgt
Jelsomeno had been overseas since
April. He was 28 years old on Octo
In civilian % life he was a boiler
operator at Great Lakes
th armed forces he served as tail
gunner on a flying fortress.
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.
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
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
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
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
Gerald K. O’Brien <I», 7881 and ,
Elmer G. Rice (R) 5384, prosecut
Andrew C. Baird (D), 7849. and
Edward Behrendt (R), 5507, sheriff.!
Caspar J. Lingeman (D), 7984 and :
Albert P. Kennedy (R) 5270, county!
John J. Kozaren <D), 7984 and
William A. Lau (R), 5614, county
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
George A. Dingman (D>. 7867 and
A Ik Meredith (R), 5348, county
Coroners, Edmund J. Knobloch,
7747, and Albert A Hughes, 7774
ID), and Albert L. French, 5400,
and Lloyd K. Babcock, 5389. Re
In the circuit judge race Wyan
dotte voters gave 5112 votes to
FVank B. Ferguson and William
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
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 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
Pu re Gold
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.
in Germany ,
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.
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,
OLD HOMESTEAD IS A GOOD
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OFFERS YOU EXPERT CAR
WASHING. GREASING AND
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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
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.
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