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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 1936

First Casualty
In War Games
Is Army Flier
Young Selfridge Officer,
Mechanic Fail To Make
Jump From Plane
ALLEGAN, Aug. 18.-()-A young
army pilot and his mechanic, at-
tempting to land their blazing pur-
suit plane, were killed today when
the flames forced them to jump at
low altitude.
"The drop was too short for their
parachutes to open, and they were
just out on a string," said a farmer
who saw Second Lieut. William J.
Harding and Private Francis Maier
plummet to their deaths.
The two were flying a new two-
place pursuit plane in formation with
five other ships from Selfridge Field
taking part in the second army war
games, when fire suddenly streamed
from the plane.
Banks Sharply
Harding banked sharply and cir-
cled as he sought a place to land in
the rough, rain-soked terrain.
"Then the boys must have seen
they couldn't make it," said Al Bur-
gess, the farmer who was first to
reach the scene. "They jumped,
their 'chutes dangled but did not
Other pilots in the formation said
that the plane burst into flames at an
altitude of about 1,200 feet.
"The fire shot back into the cock-
pits, and they had to bail out," one
of the other fliers said. "They prob-
ably weren't more than 300 feet from
the ground then."
Plane Demolished
The plane was demolished. Capt.
Warren Maxwell, leader of the
squadron, said a broken fuel line
probably caused the fire. He or-
dered an investigation.
The fatalities were the first in the
maneuvers in which 24,000 troops are
taking part.
The crash occurred about 7 a.m.,
near the village of Otsego but a vio-
lent wind and rain storm which
swept the regioh a short time before
left communications impaired.
Lieut. Harding, 25, received his
commission in the Air Corps Reserve
Oct 15, 1935. He had been on active
duty at Selfridge Field since his grad-
uationin June, 1934 from the Army
Flyin School at San Antonio, Tex.
He entered the school from Los An-
geles, Calif.
Private Maier enlisted several
months ago after his graduation
from the Dowagiac, Mich., high
Ford Pioneer
Dies Suddenly
Of Heart Attack
Developed Merchandising
Division Of Ford Motor
Co. From 1904 To 1918
DETROIT, Aug. 18.-(A')-Norval A.
Hawkins ,who developed the mer-
chandising division of the Ford Motor
Co., from 1904 until 1918, the period
that saw the rise of mass production
in the motorcar industry, died at his
home here today of a heart attack.
Hawkins was credited by his friends
with a major share in the develop-
ment of the Ford Company. When
he joined the company a year after
its organization it boasted only eight
small sales branches and a few hun-
dred dealers who distribunted around

6,500 cars a year. When he resigned
to enter private business, temporarily,
Hawkins had built 'the Ford sales
organization up to some 11,000 dealer
units and saw them market nearly a
million units in one year.
Hawkins was born in Ypsilanti, in
1867, and was practicing as a certi-
fled public accountant in Detroit,'
when Henry Ford engaged him to
systematize the shop and office meth-
ods of the company.
In the motorcar trade Hawkins was
called one of the world's highest sal-
aried sales executives. After leaving
the Ford Company he spent two years
in private practice as an accountant,
and then, in 1921, joined General
Motors Corporation, as advisory ex-
pert in charge of advertising, selling
and service. . He resigned this post in
1923 and subsequently re-entered the
accounting business.
Last year he filed a petition in
bankruptcy, testifying that his en-
tire personal fortune was wiped out by
the collapse of the Detroit banking
structure in 1933. He testified at the
he.aring that while he was associated
with the automobile industry his sal-
ary had been $150,000 a year. He list-
ed stocks in banks, trust companies
and real estate companies with a par
value of over $1,000,000 but worth-
less at the time of the bankruptcy
Hawkins was called "the" high
speed salesman of the automobile in-
dustry when it was in its formative
stage. He boasted the factory could
not produce cars as fast as his sales

Fans Pick Strong College All-Star Team To Face Pro Champs


Buy All Your Groceries Now If
You Want To Save Money In '37



perts Forecast Raise
Food Prices Of From
To $2 Per Week


-Associated Press Photo.
These football players, chosen by a nation-wide poll of fans, will be the lineup of the college all-stars when they take the field against the Detroit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.--(iP)-Ex-
perts "guessed" today that it won't
be long before the housewife lays out
from $11 to $12 for the same basket
of food she now buys for a $10 bill.
Government and private experts,
admitting that exact estimates are
impossible, nevertheless forecast up-
ward revision of family grocery bud-
They explained that when the
scorching sun shrivelled crops in re-
cent months the dollar's food pur-
chasing power went into a dive. It
already has affected milk, butter and
eggs in some places, and eventually
will reach meats, they said.
The experts said their "best
guesses" were based upon what hap-
pened after the drought two years
Consumer purchasing power, which
was on the upgrade after the 1934
drought and has been reported in-
creasing since, also plays an import-
ant part in food prices, they said.
An intricate check upon average
food costs is kept by the bureau of
labor statistics with the prices from
1923 to 1925 placed at 100. The bu-
reau reported the food cost rose
from an index of about 73 at the start
of the 1934 drought to a peak of 82 in
1935, or about 12 per cent.
The last retail food index in July{
was 84. Thus, increases in food costs
because of the present drought may
go much higher than the peak which
came after the arid period of 1934,
it was said.
Meat prices may dip slightly for
a few months and then soar upward
next spring and summer, according to
C. A. Burmeister, economist at the
agriculture department, who has been
following meat trends for 18 years.
Burmeister said beef prices ad-
vanced 38 per cent between May 1934,
and the peak a year later, after first
declining due to increased market-f
ing of animals. Pork followed a simi-

Lions, champions of the professional league, in a pre-season charity game Sept.A1 in Chicago, Ill. Members of the
Jay Berwanger, Chicago halfback; Sheldon Beise, fullback of Minnesota; Ritey Smith, Alabama quarterback;
tackle; Vernon Oech, Minnesota guard; Gomer Jones, Ohio State center ; Keith Topping, Stanford end.

collegiate team shown here include
Truman Spain, Southern Methodist


American Legion Selects Detroit
For Next State Convention Scene
Pick Iron River Delegate Cox and Glascoff will set the con-
As State's Commander ference date later.
Mrs. Carl Goetz, of Monroe, was
By Unanimous Vote named president by the Auxiliary.
She succeeds Mrs. Marie H. Schrumpf,
LANSING, Aug. 18.-(IP)-The of Niles.
American Legion ended its state con- Mrs. Lida Murphy, of Northville,
vention here today with the election and Mrs. Hazel Smith, of Detroit,
were chosen as vice-presidents; Mrs.
of Guy M. Cox, of Iron River, as Bertha Proestel, of Detroit, was re-
State Commander and the selection elected secretary, and Mrs. Bernice
of Detroit as the next convention city. Harman of Lansing, was named
Cox was chosen unanimously after treasurer.
Arthur H. Clarke, of South Haven, The final session of the convention
his only opponent, refused to be shaped Legion policies for another
nominated and asked convention sup- year and urged legislation to aid vet-
ort dor Cond askldH.nSentihnBup-erins. The convention went on re-
port for Cox. Carl H. Smith, Bay cord as favoring Governor Fitzger-
City attorney, who was considered a ald's proposed civil service bill and
possible candidate for commander, commended him for his activity in
placed Cox's name in nomination, pushing a merit system. Legion
The convention ratified the elec- members adopted a resolution urging
tion of the five vice-commanders that preference for veterans seeking
chosen in zone caucuses Sunday. They -jobs in local governmental units be
are: Emil B. Gansser, of Grand Rap- continued under the proposed bill.
ids; third zone, R. V. Gay, of St. ' isn't enough that we endorse
Johns; fourth zone, Dr. Charles J. the bill, post officers must work for
Gray, of Petoskey, and fifth zone, it in their districts," Carl Matheny,
I. A. Bernardi, of Marquette. of Detroit, chairman of the resolu-
Legion members chose Lisle H. tions committee, told the convention.
Alexander, of Northville, to succeed Veterans criticized Governor Fitz-
Alfred C. Joldersma, of Holland, as gerald's merit system for prison
state finance officer; Rev. E. Augustus guards which imposed a maximum
Shulls, of Sturgis, to succeed Rev. age limitation of 33 years on all ap-
George J. Cairns, of Monroe, as de- plicants. They adopted a resolution
partment chaplain, and named Mark asking the limitation be disregarded
W. Gordon, of Fenton, sergeant-at- in veteran cases.
arms. Another resolution approved urged
The Legion's executive committee the 1937 legislature to extend to
reappointed Don George Glascoff, of World War veterans the homestead
Detroit, state adjutant, and chose tax exemption privileges enjoyed by
Smith as judge advocate. Smith suc- veterans of previous wars.
ceeds J. P. Sweeney of Howell. Veterans asked that the SERA re-
As delegates to the national con- scind an order directing that those
vention the Legion chose Leslie P. receiving bonuses be dropped from
Kefgen, of Bay City; David V. Addy, direct relief rolls until they have
of Detroit, retiring state commander, spent 50 per cent of the money. They
and Ray C. Conlon, of Grand Rapids. pointed out many veterans needed
Members of the Legion's executive their bonus money to repay loans
committee heard invitations to hold made on their insurance.
their midwinter conference of state The convention adopted a resolu-
and post officers at Bay City and Ben- tion directing that its charater be
ton Harbor. They chose Bay City. draped for 90 days in memory of

Jumps To Safety

Major Leagues

lar trend, he said, although it did not
reach a peak until September of 1935.
Almost 90 per cent of the corn crop
is fed for meat or milk production,
he said, and so the short crop this
fall will mean less meat and dairy
products next year.
White bread prices have remained
about the same, in recent weeks, the
consumer group said. Secretary Wal-
lace said recently that even the short
wheat crop was ample for milling
flour and other domestic needs.
Spanish Crisis
To Keep F.D.R.
Glued To Desk
Feels Foreign Situation Is
Too Serious To Make Any
Protracted Trips
HYDE PARK, Aug. 18.-(A)-Keep-
ing an eye on Spain's civil war and
its international repercussions, Pres-
ident Roosevelt is making no plans
for additional trips that would take
him far from Washington or keep
him away for any protracted time.
He is going through with a trip to
drought states starting next Tues-
day night. But it was learned he
feels it would be unwise while condi-
tions abroad are so serious to schedule
any additional journeys that would
keep him from within easy travel dis-
tance of the capital.
The President said today he doubt-
ed he would make a boat trip down,
the Mississippi River, which he has
been considering, and that he had
mapped no political speaking trip in
the interests of his reelection.
Five days ago, in an address at
Chautauqua, N. Y., the Chief Execu-
tive remarked that so long as war ex-
ists anywhere in the world, there is
danger that even the nation which
most ardently desires peace may be
drawn in.
He said then that he was more
concerned over international affairs
than domestic problems and promised
to use his powers to preserve neu-
trality and peace for America.
Although plans for an extensive
stumping trip are being held in abey-
ance, the President expects to take a
hand again in the campaign to return
him to the White House, before start-
ing on his tour of the Midwestern
drought area. Chairman James A.
Farley of the Democratic national
committee, who has been bringing
state leaders in groups to national
headquarters in New York for some
days, was to come to Hyde Park some
time before Mr. Roosevelt heads back
for Washington Sunday night.
In shirt sleeves and light summer
slacks, the President sat at the desk
in the study of his home today, figur-
ing with a pencil and scratch pad on
dates and places for stops on his
drought state trip.

New York ...........74 40
Cleveland...........64 53
Detroit .............63 53
Chicago .............61 56
Washington .... 59 56
Bcston ..............59 57
St. Louis ......:.....43 72
Philadelphia ........39 74
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 7-15, St. Louis 10-3.
Washington 9, New York 2.
Chicago 11, Cleveland 10.
(10 innings).
Boston 6, Philadelphia 2.
Games Today
Detroit at St. Louis.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Boston at Philadelphia (2).
New York at Washington.
St. Louis ............68 44
New York ...........68 46
Chicago .............66 47
Pittsburgh ..........58 56
Cincinnati ..........55 57
Boston ..............51 61
Brooklyn..... .....45 68
Philadelphia ........41 71
Yesterday's Results
Philadelphia 7, Boston 0.
Pittsburgh 4-3, Chicago 5-1.
New York 5-11, Brooklyn 3-5.
St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1.
Games Today
Chicago at Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia at Boston.
Brooklyn at New York.
(.St. Louis at Cincinnati.



-Associated Press Photo.
Private N .D. Filnn (above), of
McGuffey, O., jumped to safety
when an army bomber crashed
near New Kent Courthouse, Va.,
killing three men. Filnn and his
parachute came to rest in a tree.
He suffered only minor injuries.
JACKSON, Aug. 18.-(A')--Although
a Gratiot County deputy sheriff pre-
sented papers committing Bertha
Zimmerman to the State Prison of
Southern Michigan, Warden Harry
H. Jackson refused to admit her to-
day. The last women inmate on
record at the prison left in 1896,


ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18.-(Y)-A "dark
horse" from Detroit made himself
a favorite to win the men's singles
championship of the National Public
Parks tennis tournament with a
startling upset today of Bill Lurie of
New York, who had been seeded No. 1.
Carl Fischer, Michigan State Intre-
collegiate champion, shook off a first
set loss to overcome the Manhattan
star. Mixing crosscourt slants with
tantalizing chopstrokes, he soon had
Lurie chasing helplessly after the ball
while he scored placement after
placement to run the match out, 1-6,
6-3, 6-0, 6-2. Fischer's victory put
him into the quarter-finals with
Frank Keaney of St. Louis, Louis
Wetherell of Los Angeles, and Sey-
mour Greenberg, Chicago.



6:00-WJR Stevenson Sports.
WWJ Ty Tyson.
WXYZ Easy Aces.'
CKLW Blackstone Trio.
6:15-WJR Heroes of Today.
WWJ Dinner Music.
WXYZ Day in Review.
CKLW Sports and News.
6:30-WJR Jimmy Farrell.
WWJ Bulletins.
WXYZ The Lone Ranger.
CKLW Rhythm Ramblings.
6 :45-WJR Boake Carter.
WWJ Soloist.
CKLW Song Recital.
7:00-WJR Cavalcade of America.
WWJ One Man's Family.
WXYZ Folies de Paree.
CKLW Joe Reichman's Music.
7:30-WJR Burns and Allen.
WWJ Hai Kemp's Music.
WXYZ Lavender and Old Lace.
CKLW Music Box Review.
8 :OO-WJR Kay Thompson: Andre
Kostelanetz's Music.
WWJ Town Hall Tonight.
WXYZ Kyte's Rhythmeers.
CKLW Pancho's Music.
8:15-CKLW Joe Sander's Music.
WXYZ Concert Music.
8:30-WJR, Community Sing.
WXYZ Harry Helmann.
CKLW Postmaster General
James A. Farley.
8:45-WXYZ This is Paris.
9:00--WJR "Gang Busters."
WWJ "Your Hit Parade."
WXYZ "Your Hit Parade."
CKLW Great Lakes Symphony.
9 :30-WJR Mrch of Time.
CKLW Mart Kenny's Music.
9:45-WJR Rubinoff-Rea. s
CKLW Bill McCune's Music.
10:0O-WJR News.
WWJ Amos and Andy.
WXYZn "erold H. Reinicke.
CKLW Scores and News.
i10:15-WJR "Baseball Scores.
WWaJ World Peaceways.
CKLW Lloyd Huntley's Music.
10:30-WXYZ Buddy Rogers' Music.
WWJ Studio Hour.


Major General Guy M. Wilson, of
Flint, who died Sunday. The state
commander announced that all past
state commanders will be honorary
pallbearers at the funeral Wednesday.
The Legion endorses Raymond J.
Kelly, of Detroit, as a candidate for
national commander in the Cleveland
convention in September. Delegates
were instructed to work for Kelly's
election unless their task proved
Hail Summer's
Sport Program
As Successful
(Continued from Page )
troit, in the finals match by the scantM
margin of one up. Prof. L. J. James
upheld the honor of the University,
however, in defeating Roy Sper, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., for honors in the
first flight.
Handball, and its big brother,
squash, were also more popular than
last year, the former having 18 men
participating while only 10 were in-
terested in the sport last year. The
handball title was won by M. Green-
stein, of Bay City, who beat L. W.
Olson, of Minnesota in the deciding
match. George Duffy, former var-
sity football manager from Bay City,
took the squash title while J. L.
Ewing, of Boston, Mass., was his run-

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This is but one of the
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are new and complete
is the time to select the
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