The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 14, 1939 · Page 8
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THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTONi MICHIGAN. THURSDAY, SEPT.' 14,1939; riend of Local Woman Escapes European War ifi prelude to war In Europe, the determination of the English people to go through with It after peace hopes waned and the frantic scurrying of Americans to obtain passage on ships bound lo*'the United States is vividly brought home in a letter received by Miss Agnes Gough, teacher at Longfellow school, frcan a friend, Miss Lillian Hollowell, who was visiting in England when the crisis arose.] Wti&s Hollowell, a teacher of English at Murray State Teachers' college in Murray, KyL Is the author of "A Book of Children's Literature," published by Farrar and Rinehart. A copy of the book, which has haqi 10 college adoptions, is available at the Ludington public librarr. Miss Hollowell left for Eng- la'njji • late in May and writes she "had been having a wonderr fulitiirie up to the time the war staged. The letter received by Miss Gough was written on board the homebound He de France, on which, luckily, Miss 'Hollowell obtained passage. Changed Plans Miss Hollowell writes she had planned to return Aug. 23 on the -Aquitania but wanted to do more of England and postponed sailing until the He de France sailed on Sept. 1. "This crisis and war caught me over on tne west coast, in Devon, probably the safest spot in England," she writes. "I immediately tried to secure i earlier passage but steamship companies were swamped so I decided to finish .out my itinerary. So on Aug. 30 I plucked up my courage and returned to London. and took a bus out to Ramsey where we wired the American consul our address. "In about two hours he called up saying the He de 'sail like that night. a different "I was in Selfridge's, don's largest department France would I surely felt person when I heard that. 1 went back to Southampton and I'm sure we were the last to sail before England formally declared a ,state of war existed. "I wanted adventure this summer and I have had it in various forms. "The boat is packed, in fact literally jammed. Someone said its capacity is 1,800 and it Is carrying 3,500. Third class usually carries 250 and has more than 600. Beds and cots have been placed in all public rooms, passageways, etc. until I think I know what steerage must have been like. However I'm glad for as many to get back as can. "The ladies occupying my cabin are French. I went over on the Bremen, a German boat. Of course circumstances were quite different then and I try not to make unfavorable comparisons now. Rough Crossing "I was seasick from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday. The crossing has been rough and uncomfortable in many ways. I was a bit afraid of submarines and slept in my clothes the final night out. They had a lifeboat drill the first day out, first time I've ever been on board a ship when they've had that. I fear I have dwelt too long in the last week or 10 days. I have had an indescribably good time in spite of these." Then Miss Hollowell goes to describe three weeks parently leaving for Germany. In spite of numerous contradictory reports, so far as U. S. news services know it has not yet been located. About New York strips off his gloves, and tosses the gloves into the air. immediately dove which become a circles the These white audience and returns to its master. Fakery? Sure. Absurd? Sure. But it's fun, fun for all ages, for old and young, and they eat it up. Pardon me but isnT; that a cobra climbing out of your vest pocket? FreesoiiWCTUHas Meeting Tuesday FREESU1L. — The Freesoil Woman's Christian Temperance Union held a short meeting after 3 p. m. Tuesday at the home of 200 (Mrs. Harvey Lydic. The uieet- years," "aiid"travelers "coming out I i»g opened with the Lord's of the orient have sworn they Prayer. •••--•-• Communications were read by Mrs. Harvey Lydic, treasurer, and by Mrs. E. M. Stephens, who named the following; directors: Relief and flower mission, Mrs. _ ? Fred Coon; Christian citizenship, and if you didn't see him in i Mrs. Coon: Sunday school, Mrs. (By GEORGE TUCKER) NEW YORK—However much you may have listened to Indian fakirs, probed Hindu mysticism, or knocked around with the black arts, take it from Dale Verner—there is no such thing as the Indian rope trick. This has been one of the fabulous lies of the last union will be held at Meadow Brook park in Fostoria, O. Joseph Gillian of Can- Settlement is the only living member of the Gillian family. Those comprising the reunion were his nephews and nieces, his children and granddaughter from Fostoria, O., Toledo, O., Garrett, Ind.; Napoleon, O.', Flat Rock and Muskegon and David Blake of Scottvillc. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bogner were called to Dansville recently I to attend the funeral of Mrs. I Bogner's nephew, Carl Bcrger. ! Mrs. Ida Wisncr of Indiana is visiting heri sister, Mrs. George Tyndall. have witnessed it. Yet fortunes have been offered to anyone able to perform it, and as yet no takers have been found, Verner is a member of the Society of American Magicians, Mrs. N. B. McCumbcr guest of her daughter, is a Frank Moore of Flint. Rev. Fred Stewart of Bachelor called at the Lyons home recently. Fred Winslow of Grand Rapids spent last week-end at the Charles Franks home. Mrs. Becky Rathbun recently spent several days with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan Trumpower. John Petts is making a cement basement and building an addition to his house. The many friends of Mrs. Byron Masten are pleased to learn she is improving from her illness. The county road men are grading the hill down in front of the Harry McCumber farm. They are •1 I Cf~\ 1*n V\ 11 i l"i n IT- 41tn l^iiirlrvn *..!•* •!«!.. crosses the river. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Masten of Ludington called at the W. B. Masten home Sunday, Sept. 10. Mrs. J. Watling of Detroit arrived Sunday, Sept. 10, to visit her mother, Mrs. C. M. Locke. Pelton school On Aug. 13 Crystal Patricia Ohst was received at St. John's church by baptism and on Aug. 30 Lauria Ottolyn Jones was baptized. A new book, "Why Was I Not Told?" has just been added to the Young People's society's library. The infant daughter of Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Jones is gaining Mrs. also repairing the bridge which slowly after a' couple weeks' ill- ness. Ladies of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church cleaned the church Tuesday in preparation of the anniversary celebration Thursday, Sept. 28. WHEN A COLD THREATENS YOU DO THIS To help prevent colds developing, use this specialized medication at first warning sniffle or sneeze. VlCKS VA-TRO-NOL on she Lon- spent at Oxford where 27 dif- 'when, I learned that evacuation of 600,000 children would begin the next day. I hurried to the French steamship line store,I ferent nationalities' were enrolled. She tells of the contacts made and the many interesting lectures and activities there. Miss Hollowell also tells of to ask if that would hinder i the many interesting places boat travel from Southampton. They assured me it would not but I went to the American embassy and was advised there to go oh to Southampton that night.; .1 did. "The" next day I was informed- before going to the pier that the boat had been delayed on account of a heavy fog. I had; been apprehensive of its sailingV 'all the time: Boats were , -being cancelled by both England and France but I took a 1 - taxi and went to the pier where: i .was informed the He de France would not sail that day. .' , Defenses Ready "The next day crowds were beseigjbi^ the American consulate. : Southampton, because of itscsishJBpicgr and docks, is considered dangerous for aerial bombardments. I noticed the huge anti-aircraft or balloon barrage suspended in the air. I felti-was/in the war. "The American consul began to give us lists of supposedly safeF places outside Southampton "and'.. telling us to go. In she visited and with what kindness she was treated, everywhere she went. "My heart is sad over the war. Somehow I felt I was running off and leaving friends in trouble. I must say this—they are calm and determined—no flinching in the race of duty. "The English people have been so kind and courteous to me. I have talked, walked and eaten with them until it is no wonder it hurts me deep down to see those rosy-cheeked blonde babies of 18 going out to be shot. English Ready "The English say they are prepared now—they weren't last September—and they go into it realizing the cost and suffering as we in American have never known. Oh how ..they—,, wanted peace. Special prayers were of- I'ered every Sunday for peace long before this came upon them. Streams of people, coming and going, including young men stopped for prayer at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier." The rest of the letter deals with Miss Hollowell's plans Radio City Music Hall recently you will,run into him eventually. He is one of those easy, smooth fellows who can work, seemingly, all day without running out of tricks. He scoffs at the rope trick, as all accredited magicians do, and admits that tricks that fool the mind appeal to him more than the others. William Tobey; child welfare, Mrs. George Rayle; scientific temperance instruction, Mrs. Harvey Lydic and press and publicity. Mrs. E. M. Stephens. The program consisted of reading of an article by B. S. Bailey by Mrs. William Tobey; a press statement of Governor Dickinson's attitude concerning a prohibition drive by Mrs. Har- The greatest thrill any maei- ve Y Lydic, and two articles, one --- — • • - •• - written by Roger Babson, by cian can have is fooling another magician. When fellow craftsmen crowd around and inquire. "How was that done, Joe?"—then, he says, you are having real fun. He likes "apparent" mind- reading tricks, but doesn't be- Mrs. Fred Coon. Mrs. William Tobey, Mrs. Fred Coon and Mrs. Harvey Lydic were appointed on a special temperance committee. The next meeting will be held Tuesday aftemoonroct. 3, at the home of Mrs. Fred Coon. Mrs. lieve there is actually such a £° me M, V' Fl ' Gd „ Ml ' S ' thing as being able to read an- Coon wl11 also P repare the pl '°other's mind. Card tricks, like Si am. jokes, are endless. They all spring from five or six basic roots, and it is up to the operator to go on from * * # there. An interesting point he makes is this: The real test of a magician comes when a.part of his apparatus breaks down while facing an audience. This throws you into a tough spot. The finished workman can overcome any obstacle and still pull the bird out of the hat. Such accidents are fortunate, really, because they teach self-reliance and" build confidence. I was very much interested to know that the first instance of commercial magic on record took ago place when hundreds of fakirs, who years A light frost, which did no damage, was reported here Monday morning. The Freesoil school was closed Wednesday to allow the pupils to attend Kiddies' day at the Western Michigan fair. Mrs. Albert Buege of Victory attended the funeral service for Mrs. Minnie Hagstrom here Tuesday afternoon and called on Freesoil friends. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lydic and Mr. and Mrs. George Rayle were dinner guests Tuesday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Stanley.' Mr. and Mrs. William Sadowski were entertained Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. aiid Mrs. Clare Tubbs. ! Mr. and Mrs. -James Bennett of j Sherman visited Tuesday after- were /noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. really fakers, visited the homes j Monroe Stanley of parents with unintelligent children. They posed as doctors and assured the parents that, for a consideration, they could cure backwardness in adolescents. ! Wherefore they made incisions in the luckless patients' heads and produced several stones which they had palmed, claiming these were found in the brain. - If the patient lived he was more witless than ever However, he usually died. That, in so far as anyone knows" was the beginning of "magic." Stella Morong and Virginia Olenlczak are taking nurses' training in Manistee. Mrs. Hattie Dean and son, Richard, of Detroit, visited at the home of Mrs. Minnie Dean and Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hill Monday afternoon. the vjrtieantime I had come up] after she arrives in the U. S. witH a teacher from Ball State; The Bremen, German ship on which MLss Hollowell went over in May, is the same ship th&t was held up for inspection in New York harbor and then com- Tea£hers' college in Muncie, Ind^-and one from California (Misery was liking company then,.) We went to an R. P. and got bur gas masks (given away) Wagner - Gillian Reunion Is Held Verner ,has an routine in that he tirely with music interesting works en- His act fits the music, and therefore is unlike other acts where the music has been written especially for the performer. ... It is sleight of hand stuff, mostly with swirling capes and all the usual pletely disappeared after ap- comes magic equipment. He in to a jaunty air and CARR SETTLEMENT. — The second family reunion of the j Wagner and Gillian families was i held at Chain-O-Lakes club on I Labor day. A delicious dinner was served by the club and the ', day was spent in visiting, games, music and dancing. During the business meeting M. E. Wagner of Flat Rock was elected president, C. J. Wagner of Garrett. Ind.. vice president and Dorothy Jean Wagner, secretary-treasurer. The 1.940 re- There's Real Beer! C'% On all sides—in clubs—in homes —in cafes —in hotels —watch people enjoy Stroh's Bohemian Beer. Hear them all say, "There's Real Beer!" Stroh's Bohemian Beer is Fire-Brewed at 2OOO degrees which gives this beer a taste that is most distinctive and most refreshing. Always order Stroh's Bohemian Beer. P" ,/X v-VX FIRE BREWED AT 2OOO DEGREES AKE ONE WEEK TEST! YOUR SAVINGS WILL SURPRISE YOU A thrifty little lady gave us this nifty Idea, so we're passing the good word along to you. decided to see how much It would save her. 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