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complete announcements will be made later. ( Fred Reader Sees Tractor Assembly F. J. Reader Jr. of the F. J. Reader implement store in Scottville returned last week from a trip to Charles City, la., where he was the .guest of the Oliver Farm Equipment Sales company. Selected as one of three outstanding dealers from Michigan, the trip was made, all expenses paid, to see building of the Oliver tractors. Mr. Reader was impressed with methods employed at the ^Charles City plant, where the machines are turned out from the castings to the finished products. The tractors are assembled much the same as automobiles. From pieces to running off the assembly line under its own power, the steps in producing the tractor were explained to the visiting implement dealers. • The Reader firm in Scottville is one of the older buyers of Oliver implements for they have purchased from the Iowa firm tor over 50 years. C. Forbes Honored at Birthday Party Carl Forbes celebrated his birthday anniversary Tuesday and for .his pleasure friends gathered at the Forbes home on North Main street to help him celebrate the day. The evening was spent in a social way and a lunch was served by the ladies of the group. Mr. Forbes has been confined to his bed since the late fall with an injury to his back caused in an automobile accident, but he is gradually improving. A trip to the clinic at Grand Rapids will be taken again this coming week. With splendid courage, Mr. Forbes uses his hands to make articles for his home and friends, doing this in spite of being unable to move his body. This spirit of wanting to help makes more easy the efforts of those about him. Taking part in the pleasant event Tuesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Don Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rasmussen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stickney, Mr. and Mrs. John Cory,. Raymond Delano, John and Robert Forbes and Erwin McVicker. Not only quick thinking and courage, but a good bit of heft, too, help make a hero, a Danish dispatch reveals. When a Danish army recruit dropped a "live" hand grenade during drill, another recruit clapped his steel helmet over it, then sat down on the helmet "with the full weight of his peasant physique." A few seconds later the explosion threw him three feet into the air. But otherwise no harm was done. The helmet had withstood the shock of the explosion.

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 20 Jan 1940, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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