The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on October 31, 1941 · Page 3
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The Krtdld, Bessemer, Michigan Page Three- Bill's Jaw set In «n angry line. *° " he answered shortly. "All my I've beon dreamln' about the iuth Seas. Now I got a chance go and I'm goin'--" For a moment there was silence "All right, Pa," Virginia said at last "Go ahead. But I'm not Koin 1 vrtth you--" With quick steps, she ran off the boat Later, Marge stomped up the "yen may tes Ac fcrHr." STSOSSJS: .Fisherman £OJ Johansen has an aceratom to £shwg -- a*d ece-ry other kind of vxrrk. Be and «w /aitt/*I partner, Pico, saited his coat, the "JfbBteniy* to San Pedro. Ifs SOfs first «sir to that port in eight years; a score of unpaid bob and fcis Sitting of Slarge Cavendish tcho ovcas the local chandlery explain ·is long absence. To outtcti hit ; creditors, .BtB siaiu ocer tfc« ( -JTonterey" to his daughter fir- j ffixia tcnom he hasn't seen *» i ten jiears. Firgixia, *»» ttoelve, ! oeKering her father has gil*» j *er the boat to mae amends i /or iis ZOBJT nsglfctj arrive* in j Ss» Pedro /row Gloucester tckere she has been living mth her Aunt, Marge, vho atiH has , a soft sfot in her heart for SiO, fafcex charge of Virginia. She and the chad decide to reform BUL BOfs one dream is someday to oicn the "Jfary Ann" a Gloucester Schooner anchored off So* Pedro, and safl her to the South Seas. Virginia Zifce- tcise dreams of the day her father iriH be captain of a real Glancester schooner. In a moment of euthusiaswi, Bin bids tor the nrary Ann" at an auction--and veins har. He borrova *h« money to pay for his bid from, Xarge. Marge catches him spending the money at the Stay- son Saloon on Mamie, frowzy MOKde bar-fly. She proceeds to mop «» tie saloon mth Mamie and BUL one side, and on the other a l l o w e d her father to own a splendid schooner for no urpose but sailing 1 to the South Seas. The only answer was that JU1 couldn't possibly know the plight these men were in! She was so certain of her conclusion that she took the matter up with PetiUo. "Mv la -wouldn't go to tht South Seas if he knew you men w e r e in t r o u b l e ; "cause he s t i c k s up for hit friends." Petrillo sighed. "It Bill would use his joat for a refrigeration ship, we could ar make money and TV? dependent of Kelly." "Of course, he'll t' cried confidently ant' . _, lead a committee at Jie men up Chapter Three CROSS-ROADS Despite Bill's dereliction. Marge did not make him money. She wouldn't return the admit that the soft spot in her heart -was too deep to allow for punishing him- Tser story -was that she spared him for Virginia's sake. Immediately that the purchasing details -were completed. Bin, Kco and Virginia, began re-painting anc oifiliaitKTi^ the ""Mazy Ann.** Mom- ing, noon and night. Bill spoke aloud his plans tor their glorious trip, to the South Seas. Virginia, ·was wad wtta excitement. BUL knowing Marge -would spOut "the Sooth Seas idea, swore Ginny to aecrecy on. the basis that the trip ·was to be a surprise to everyone! Word that BUI owned the "Mary Ann" spread among; the San Fedro UsSseznsea, Virginia, now constantly oath* docks to help her father fbond herself the center of questioning groups o, f^g InaL ^ doe **ne.sh* became aware of a situation wnich her young mind had TXT contemplated. _ «tar- Taboa. KeUy, »fco controlled. the fishing fleet by reason of hte re- nxgentna boat, was imderpayinjr and cheating them oa an sides. Nb they worked, the matter now money earned by their barely kept them altve. catches *=°*TM xa And then, one day. Joe Petfllo. whod been lender of the fishini Beet, lost his beat in payment ol c5s_ debts. ""·'-'" r *ns as she was, Virginia «=»-· ; not help bat feel there was «or . -UK wrong with tircom- V- --= that permitted these hard- T ·" · ' ishermen to starve on the gangplank. "You been a disappointment to me ever since I set eyes on you, Bill Johansen," she said evenly. "1 can forgive that--but I can't forgive you for breakin 1 your own little girl's heart." "What did I do?" Bill protested. "You wouldn't understand if I told you," Marge retorted. "I came to get Ginny's clothes. She's goin' back to Gloucester to live with her Aunt Letty." ,, "Goin' back home!" Bill stared sat Marge unbelievingly. "Does she BARNACLE BILL Adapted from the Metro* Goldwyn-Mayer Picture by GERTRUDE GELBIN the ·» clouds were formin t «vy. 3ton» uv»rU,-ad. CAST OF CHARACTERS VlMi. C.nrt!M. . P.O. Rodrisuu Virginia Johanun . WaH»c* Beery Mui»ri» Main Virginia WvMter Kelly Aunt L.tty .11 be in- · hat!" she jtraijshtway jjartoi. W«ct»M CMB* Gtfcbrht to see BUL Bill accepted with alacrity. their proposition Virginia was in a frenzy of Joy. "Gee, pa," she cried, "you'll be Captain of the fishing fleet Think of it! And the 'Mary Ann' will be a flagship!" Her joy was equalled only by Pico's bewilderment "Now I tink we never go to the South Seas," he mourned when he and Bill were alone together. "You just leave the thinkln' part to me," Bill answered significantly ·Tin goin' to see Kelly--" Bill's visit to Kelly bore results. In short order, he concluded a deal He'd leave the fishing industry in Kelly's hands, just as it was, if, in turn, Kelly -would give him three hundred dollars with which to buy the rum, calico and umbrellas he'd need for trading in the South Seas. lAte that night a large truck backed up to the gangplank which lead to the Mary Ann. Bill. Pico and the truckmen worked in the dark silence unloading packing cases. They were so busy at their work, that Bill didn't realize that Virginia, was watching them until he heard her anguished cry of "Pa --Oh, Pa!" Bin whirled about to see her pale and accusing little face. "Now, Gtony/- he blustered, "you go to bed. You might catch your death of cold." Her eyes grew big with unshed tears. She stared at him long and silently, for the first time seeing her father for what he was. Bffl faltered under her unspoken reproach. -Doggone it Ginny -- dont look at me like that There ain't no harm in stockin 1 up with provisions--Just In case somethin* happens--* The child's gaze turned upon the rVtng cases. "Umbrellas"--"Jamaica Rum" -- "Calico"--were the markings she read on them. She stared back at her father. "Mr. Petillo was conntin' on you," she said steadily. "It alnt my fault--** Bin began. "AD the fishermen were counting on you," she continued. "They were goin* to make you Captain of the feet--" her voice broke. "Please, pa," she begged. "You eotta help Mr. Petlllo. Please, pa--m-^tne--" want to go? I mean--don't she want to stay here with me no more?" "She certainly doesn't" Marge snapped. "And I don't blame her. There's no two ways about it. Bill. You just ain't no fit person to raise a little girl. Now, go get her clothes." The "Mary Ann" did not set sail for the South Seas, either the next morning, nor the one following that Bill, the picture of abject misery, spent all his time staring out to aea. Eventually Pico tried to pull him out of his melancholy. "When we go to the South Seas, Bill?" "We ain't goin'," Bill muttered dourly. "You think you like to haul fish?" Pico ventured. "Of course I don't want to haul fish!" Bill cried in tortured tones. "It's that ornery conscience of mine makin' me. It won't let me eat--it won't let me steep"--he shuddered--"I guess there's nolbln 1 for me to do but put on my winter underwear and load the boat up with ice. I guess I just gotta help those fishermen--" The "Mary Ann," loaded down with ice, joined the fishing fleet It wasn't until they were well out of the harbor that BUI discovered two stow-aways on board. Pop and Marge had come along to protect their interests. Not that Marge for one moment doubted that Bill would be untruthful about the size of his haul, and in consequence the amount of money he made, and, ergo, the amount he could pay oft* on the money she had lent him. Not at all. "I just want to be sure you men eat right," was her diplomatic explanation. "Pa's come along "cause I couldn't leave him alone." And, forthwith, she busied herself in the galley. Kelly, upon discovering that Bill had joined the fleet instead of sailing to the South Seas as he promised, promptly decided upon his own course of .action. The night of their second day out Pico and Bill lay asleep on the "Mary Ann." The boat was . a moment he paused uncertainly. Maybe he ought to waka Bin am! Pico? Maybe the fleet ought not try to weather the storm? He was so busy with his thoughts · he didn't hear Kelly, Dixon and MacDonald climb aboard the "Marv Ann." They made for the main hatch. Dixon and MacDonald raised tha hatch and Kelly dropped down inl» the hold. He swiftly opened up ten seacocks. It wasn't until Kelly was climbing out that Pop heard them. "Who's there?" he cried sharpy and rushed toward them. A blow stopped him. Pop staggered back and fell down into the forecastle. The thud of his body awakened Marge. "Bill-- Pico-- " she screamed --"Somebody's on fleck!" The three of them rushed on deck before Keliy was out of tii« hold. Instantly Bill threw himself upon Dixon and knocked him cold, Pico tackled MacDonald. alarms rushed to the forecastle in search of Pop. The old man was just comius to 11m alright," he insisted. "Run an.i ten iiul the seacocks are open -- ' Marge ran to the hold; it woa more than half-full of water. BlU W she shrieked. "We're sinking. They opened the seacocks." o.^ ^ that moment, Kelly rushed Bill; but Marge came to the reset- ... Jshe seized a large dip net aui caught Kelly in it as neatiy as it he'd been a fish. Bill tied him i p securely, then handed belaying pin.' to Marge and Pico. 'You two Eo!d on to these, and watch him," he ordered. "I'll turr off thos2 seacocks." This job done, Bill returned to the deck. The wind had come up and with it the rain. The waves thundered over the rail and broke fiercely over them all. "What are we going to do." Marge cried. "We're goin' back to San Pedro · Bill answered. "We'll have trouble with this storm -- our engine won ' run with water in the hold. l«irt we'll sail her into port anyhow-because them three is gonna ra.tn the pumps -- " A coast guard cutter eventuillj came to the "Mary Ann's" rescue and brought her safely back to ort. The San Pedro dock \va? ammed with cheering fishermen ill of whose boats had reached San Pedro safely. As the Coast Guard officers led Dixon, MacDonald and Kelly in chains down thj gangplank, the men on doc!» roared hurrahs for Bill. Bill, Marge and Pop marched proudly off the boat. Suddenly, the shrill cry of "Pa!" sounded abova the din. Bill whirled toward th«. sound. t "Ginny!" he shouted joyously. Virginia pushed through tha; crowd and in a Hying leap was in nls arms. "I thought you was clear across the country, Ginny," Bill said' huskily. "I thought you went back to Gloucester." ''When it came time to leave, !· just couldn't go," she said soberly , "Didja know we had a storm?" 1 he asked, in eager search of praise, "Gosh, yes!" she answered proudly. "I heard all about it over tha radio. Everybody's talkin' about tha way you brought the 'Mary Ann' Rules Change at the Dotted Line packed with those fleet. of the their other catches and men in the Pop lay in his bunk with eyes wide-open and ears strained. The sound of the anchor dragging kept him from sleeping. Finally, he could bear it. no more. He got oul of bf 1 ^ fnr th» forepeak, *·* »:ieh.or chair back.' Bill's chest then that he swelled. He knew was, in truth, tlis hero of San Pedro. It needed but one more step to reform Bill completely. How 'Virginia managed It, sh« never revealed. But manage it sh» did; for not later than a week following that memorable fishing trip, the men and women of ths. San Pedro colony assembled in tho. Cavendish Chandlery for the social event of all time! It was the biggest, the best, the most important occasion San Pedro had ever known. It was the wedding of Bill and! Marge. "You may kiss the bride," th»i minister said to BUI as he con-i eluded the ceremony. Bill and Marge stared at et.tJi other in awkward embarrassment ; Instantly Virginia nudged 3jn.: "Go on," she ordered. "Tm game if you are. Marge" ; Bill gulped. J Marge, reduced to the blush j which is always modest woman-1 hood's prerogative, puckered up h« i lips, and nodded. Posters along the highways will warn traveling hunters when they are crossing the north llu£ of Township 16 North, the boundary between lumtiug and trapping Zoue 2 on the north side of the liue and Zoue 3 on the south. In Zone 2 nonresidents may hunt small same on a So Hceusp, but below the line the $15 license is required. Rabbit and siiowshoc hare hunting ends January XI In Zone 2. December SI in Zone S. Raccoon trappers may operate November 15 to December 15 in Zoue 2, but only December X to 15 in Zone S. Muskrat and mink may be taken from Novemtier 15 to December 15 in the northern zone, December 1 to 31 in the southern region. Prairie chickens and sharp- tailed grouse may be hunted only as far soatb. »s the north line of Township 12 North, which is four townships south of the line dividing the zones. Shaded areas are closed to deer hunting. Zone 1, not shown, is all of the upper peninsula. Start Causeway THE END OopyrlBbt mi by L^w's Inc Both explosives and are made from coal. fire-proofing Iron was shipped to England from North Carolina as early as 1729. . sftool graduate in ortfe- f o enlist i* the jVo Xavy enlistees new! not bs school siadoates. All applicants "will be given an examina- de of 5t per ceat er better oa this examination is *»*o«Uy hi?;h to piss the Jsavy edwatioul standards. Ho-werer, · hi;fc school edneatmD will be nlubte to tfce seaman during his Nary entistneat. · * · If I enlist in Iheffavjt or if aval Restrrt, -Kill I be sent to a .Vary Trade School? An *ev reenuts arc seat to oae of four Xanl IVahiag Stations ud after a training period tbey auy take examimatiaas far entrance into X»TT Trade School*. Those remit]* wio pass their *" **·-«- lions with, saficiemtry lush giajen are sat to X»vy Trade Schools before assigaaient to the Beet. While atie»dins these sctoolr- they vin receive rcsalar Nav?pay ud free aehooUas nloed r SI5M. · · · What is the greatest possii,. pay J can. erprct to earn, durir-i my frat term of enlistment? It i* parable to eara a« »*eh as $126 a month by the end of yunr first term of enlistment, and remember that year clothing, lodging, medical and dental care are all supplied free. 9 · · After I have served my term of enlistment, what benefits do I get for re-enlistment? Depending on your rate and length of set-rice, yon can get a cash bonus ap to 5300 pins 30 days leave with pay. · · · What does the tern "ash can" mean tit the Navy? An "ash can" is a alang tern applied to the depth charge used to combat submarines. The average "ash can" la a container filled with approximately 3M pounds of T.N.T. and can be dropped orer- board from a ship and so controlled as to explode at depths ranting from 36 to 3M feet. These are generally carried by the fast ships in the fleet, as a boat dropping a charge regulated to explode at 7* feet depth Host move away from the explosion area at a spud «f 25 biota or more. These "ash cans" are either rolled off the stern or shot from "y-gns" which hurl oae right aad OM left simurtaaeoMsIy. Cooks are busing these bright fall days matching Jack Frost's mastery in flavorful foods. Things full of spicy goodness are especially favored this time year. Spicy Ginger Square, a gingerbread apple treat is just right forfall eating. Sewed hot or cold with sweetened whipped cream for a dinner dessert! or for before-the-fire evening when | friends come to call. This cake is I a real conversation piece. Thick wedges of nippy cheese instead of whip- peed cream are grand accompaniment, with cups oE hot, fragrant coffee. SPICY GINGER SQUARE Temperature: 350 Degrees F Time 50 Minutes 2 cups sifted flour Vi teaspoon soda % teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ginger glazed apple quarters 6 tablespoons butter M: cup sugar 1 egg two thirds cup molasses % cup sour milk or buttermilk Sift flour, soda, salt, baking powder and ?iiiger together. Cream butter and sugar. Add egR, beating it in. Add molasses. Add flour alternately with the milk. Pour into greased pan ( S by S by 2) and bake in moderate oveu( 350 degrees P ) 50 minutes.. To serve place apple quaters on top. j \Vork At Straits Serve with whipped cream it desired. : ^ October would hardly be complete' ·without doughnuts aud apple cider.' especially on Halloween night when youngsters come tapping at your windows and frightening y on with, their lighted jack-o-lanterns. Old fashioned Spicy Doughnuts are the kind that bring outdoor pranksters inside to stay. These doughnuts are the old fashioned variety because they are made from a yeast-levened dough, the kind that makes light, fluffy, golden brown circles. Old Fashioned Spic Doughnuts 1% cups milk '4 cup shortening Mi teaspoon salt 1 cake compressed yeast 5 cups sifted flour (about) 1% teaspoons cinnamon % teaspoon nutmeg One-eighth teaspoon mace % cup sugar 3 eggs Scald milk. Add shortening and salt and cool to luke warm. Add crumbled yeast aud S 1 ^ cups flour. Beat until smooth. Cover and let rise until buhhly. Mix spices with sugar and add to spouse with beaten eggs. Mix well. Add remaining flour to make a dough that can be kneaded. Knead until smooth. Cover and let rise until double Iu bulb. Roll out % inch thick. Cut or mold. Let rise on board until double in bulk. Pry in deep fat (375 degrees I F) 3 minutes or until lightly brown-i ed. first on one side then on the oth-| er. Drain on unglazed paper. Yield S about S dozen doughnuts. i "Work is well under way on the construe lion'of a causeway near St, Iguace at the Straits of Mackinae. a project unique in the road buildms history of the Michigan state highway department and without parallel in the United States as a highway department undertaking. The project is unique because of its two-fold purpose and its combination of marine and highway aspects. The causeway will provide a new northern terminal dock for the state ferries operated toy the state highway department as a part of Michigan's highwjiy system: and it is designed to ultimately fit In with a bridge spanning the Straits, --FOR SALE-PEROTTI HOTEL f Includes Bar § Inquire At Hotel | Sellar St. -- Bessemer^ WELCOME TO THE WHITE BIRCH HOW NICE -S Markley--No. I can't let you havejK a "V." Why don't you get Jetiks to;v lend it to you? |§ Borroughs--But he dosu't know m e i v very well. j S Markley--That's why i suggested IS him i * Main St. Bessemer FISH FRY Every Friday Night DANCING Every Saturday Eve. Now That You've Read The Story- See This Hilarious Comedy Show Wallace Beery and Margery Main at Their Best, Ably Supported By Virginia Weidler, Leo Carrillo, Donald Meek, Barton MacLane At The RAMSAY THEATRE SATURDAY, NOV. 1 - SUNDAY, NOV. 2 World's Ni ^ CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR An Inten.jfioytal thful--Constructive--Unbiased--Ftt* ROCK WOOL PROBLEMS And CLOCK COAL Will Save Money The Michela Co. Bessemer -- Wakefield

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