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PAGE FOUR THE DAILY NEWS-LUDtNGTON. MICHIGAN. FRIDAY..SEPT. 15,1939. THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS Trademark RetUterea U. 8. Patent Office with which is consolidated the Mason County Enterprise of hcottville, Mich. Publlched every evening, save Sunday, at The Daily Newt Bnlldlnf, Rath Ave, ii'CAttrt 81., Ludlngton, Mich., Entered as second cUn nutter at poit office, LwUBgton, Mich., under act of March 3, 1897. MEMBER OF Associated Press Audit Bureau of Circulation Inland Daily Press Association I REALISTIC PICTURE ' We picked up a newspaper ami read this grim account, Written from Southeastern Poland, of what a modern war is realty like: M th Modern whi 1 , of course, does almost unbelievable damage to e normal order of civilian life. -Thi* war cah strike anywhere. The same high explosive that blasts life out of uniformed soldiers spreads death among civilians. Gone are the days when only front-line troops were in the real suffering, hardship and danger. > Today you can see the bewilderment of broken families, the Buffering; of wives and mothers who do not know whether their soldier husbands and sons are alive or dead. In a war like this it is impossible to keep track of individuals. Individuals are no more^than ants. The final list of missing will be enormous. As" In Spain and China, the children most effect the emotions of the. neutral observer. In bombed cities, towns and villages you see them huddled in fear— an uncomprehending fear. In places the 1 War"has ifot yet touched, you see them playing happily, not comprehending. Everywhere are amazing contrasts. In Warsaw the endless sound of guns as the city is defended from behind barricades; in the quiet countryside in deep Southeastern Poland a peasant WOrfcs in his fields in peaceful sunshine. • Everywhere is the hope that Britain and France are punishing l;fte .Germans : "Have you heard'?" asks* one man. "They have pom-bed Berlin, destroyed the Krupps' munitions plant at Essen? Now Germans k'rio.w what it is like to be bombed." \ ' ' 'Here you have one of the pathetic sides to war in Poland Not pnly are millions 6f Poles unaware of what is going on in their Own country, but they have only a confused, bewildered knowledge of what is happening outside. They live in a. vacuum created by disrupted communications and censorship. They hear German broadcasts in Polish detailing- German successes German propaganda over war- tprn Poland is,, at the moment, far more effective than". Polish broadcasts. v There are efforts to combat this. In towns and villages fivic leaders ar6. addressing crowds in squares and market-places urging them to "keep faith." The crowds are told, "Poland is not defeated. Do not believe the tremendous lies you hear " And persons who have sons at the front go back to their ' carts wearilv trying to understand it all. wearuy, The pattern is always the same: Death, confusion, lack of information. Barbarism, intensified as the days go by. At first the war will be "humanitarian", which is an ironic laugh in itself. Two weeks go by and each side is "forced" by the other to gainsay its "better instincts." It is a realistic picture, one which should toughen our resolve as individuals not to be driven carelessly toward the "inevitability" of our participation. It takes a lot of so-called international incidents, in our opinion, to justify general participation. General mass welfare, rather than the individual welfare of a handful of persons, must be tin- basis of any final decision. •rWTTEM FOR AND RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION PEN ARNOLD New traffic rule: Don't park in a war zone. n Come to.the .'.Western Michigan"fair and s,ee what a fTestern Michigan summer is like. They ought to sell sun tan lotion instead of popcorn. ~ -'But understand, Mr. Weatherman, no one is kicking. It h^s been mighty fair of you to have such fair weather for !Fair" week. We only hope you keep your.record.clear for one more day. - J Real Protection Now For The Drug User CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE "WELL, MEN, there's only one answer to that," George Brazee was saying. "I'm afraid you boys have been having your legs pulled by Mr. Escobar. '"How's that?" Shot Rogers demanded. He was a trifle belligerent. "Well, Shot, what happened is plain. You boys all were s^ intent on following the cattle trail to the water and then going on upstream to see where they come out, that you overlooked the main detail. Why, son, of course them cows came out of the water right where they went in!" "No, Mr. Brazee!" "Why, shore they did. They'd have to. Escobar's gang just turned them around in mid-stream, and drove them out over the 1 * own tracks. Probably back trailed them a few hundred yards until they came to some rocky country, then cut suddenly off the trail you followed. Ybu boys never noticed .the back trailing. You just foiiowed the steps to the river water because you saw them pointing that way clearly at first." Shot held up a hand to halt him. "Mr. Biozee, sir, no! Now you are an older man than me—than I am. But some of the men you sent with me are older and more experienced than. I am at trailing. And I am no fool myself. Why, what you say cain't be so! I'd stake my life on it. What about it, boys t" The ten then who ted accompanied Shot answered him almost as a chorus, backing him up. They carried enough weight, in reputation and in vehemence here, to convince George Brazee that perhaps he was wrong. But the matter was thereby left hanging again. "Whyn't you ride ever there yourself and see?" Shot challenged him. "I tell you, Mr. Brazee, it don't make sehee. This is sure ghost country, and no foolin'! That's a ghost river if ever I saw one. And 't's up to me to find the ghost tomehow." "I've got to go In to Blanco to meet some cattle buyers, or I'd ride over there," George Brazee said. "Maybe I can later. But no. No, you men are dependable. You work it out for rr -, gentlemen. I—well, I just don't know what to say. But it's midnight again, mighty near. Let's get to bed and sleep on it." It was indeed late. Shot and his henchmen had circled about the river forks and argued for a long while, and finally come back home In sheer desperation. Some of them had become a bit 111 tempered. --They-had repeatedly sallied out with rifles and ammunition, expect- ing a show-down with Luis Escobar. And just as often had they been thwarted. Worst of all, they couldn't even understaand what had happened. Almost sullenly they trudged off t«ithe bunk-house to go to bed. Shot was last to leave *he Brazee porch, and when he finally started, Lorena Hamilton called quietly to him. "I didn't tag along after you this time, Shot," she said sweetly. He stopped instantly, looking into the shadows beside the house. "I didn't see you out here," he said. "How're you doln'?" "I'm just fine, thank you. How are you?" "I'm—uh, I'm all right. You—you feel like maybe valking a little?" "I thought you were angry with me." "Ntfm. No. I been pretty cut up with myself. I couldn't ever be mad at you. Never!" "Why Shot! That was a pretty speech." "Well—" "Well, what? Come on, we can walk over and sit on the windmill trough and play in the water." "I been playing In water all day. I'm still soggy." "Tell me about It. l just heard a part of what you told Uncle George." She linked her hand In his elbow and they walked toward the windmill, his spurs clink-clinking, his hat scraping against the rough corduroy pants he wore as he swung it idly In his right hand. He gestured with his hat as he described the events of the day. He found he could talk freely with her. In fact, he discovered almost at once that Lorena's presence was immensely soothing and comforting to his soul, for he had been more upset inwardly than he was tired of muscle and bone. By the time they sat on the rocks neSr the windmill tower they were talking intimately and in full trust again. Lorena felt her heart singing. The day had been a miserable one for her. She had been imagining all sorts of fantastic, sad and tragic things; hadn't even been hungry, which was her worst sign. Just sitting here with Shot, though, brought'new life and interest Into her being, and his own spirits responded in kind. "The truth is. Lorena." he was soon admitting, "I'm .iot getting no—not getting anywhere a-tall. With a bunch of armed men, I mean. We're plumb up a tree. I got to stop depending on'rifles and set down and do some plain and fancy thinking. That's the way 1 see It now." -Oh. Shot, 1 wish 1 could help! Honestly I do. I want to. Look— you let me discuss It with you once before. Our detective plan, I mean. Don't you think—do you Imagine maybe we could still—" He reached to pat her hand affectionately, gratefully. "Lorena, you are a swell somebody!" he spoke with conviction. "I'll sure listen to you." "You—y6u won't think I'm a—an old setting hen, butting in on men's affairs?" "Lo-re-na!" "I think you have too many armed men. Shot. Escobar has secret spies here on the ranch; somehow they are telling Escobar everything you try to do. I can't name anybody for sure, but— " "How'll we combat spies, then?" "By counter-spying. Spying on Escobar." "All right. I'll do any way you say, Lorena. I feel licked tonight." "Anything? Anything I suggest? Promise?" "Yes, I promise. All right." 'Then go quietly and get some dry clothes. Shot, end let's slip off to see what we can learn!" "What? How's that?" He sa\. up straight to look intently at her. "You heard me!" she w&i whispering excitedly. "You pretend to go to bed. So will I. Then meet me at one o'clock on top of the big cliff, back of the house. There's an easy trail up this side, even though it's steep. And a long sloping one down the back side which leads off to the southward. I went up today and looked all around." "But listen, Lorena—" "No, you listen! You leave a note saying you have gone in to Blanco to get two or three more men, and that your scouts are to ride around on the east range again trying to pick up any clews to Escobar. That will mislead any spies here, won't it? I'll say I went to Blanco with you, to do some shopping and see a dentist for a toothache. But actually, you and I'll go to the upper reaches of the Ghost river forks— and see what we can learn!" "That's a long ride, Lorena! And dangerous. And—" "We won't ride, we'll walk. Get shoulder pac-Ks. Food and canteens. 1 You promised! There'll be far less danger than if we go on horses,' Shot. Don't you see? I'm used to hiking. I have strong shoes. It's only eight or ten miles, isn't it? I can walk much farther than that!" "My lordy!" breathed Shot Roger^, astounded, but tempted to try ri«r "darfng plan "even so. : (To Be Continued) of the fiscal jear 1938, at least $71,736, and that plus the city's annual income of about $100,000, an amount sUflcient to carry on the city's business, and | this would have been done had! it not been for the mismanage-] ment of the city's street and engineering departments. The commission that began the year of 1938 was headed and controlled by a group who loudly proclaimed their business ability, and now only after lit- | tie over a year's dominance by that group we find our city bankrupt and obliged to borrow $430,000. Perhaps The News and other Ludington citizens believe that the deficit in our city's treasury's is due principally to heavy expenditures in our program'of street improvements. This belief, if it concerned only the administration of 1938 and 1939, would be true. But an examination of the expenditures of the two preceding administrations would show that street work, including curb and gutter and black top paving was done by tne city witn VRI-V little loss. The real cause oi aie city's fi- j nancial distress can be traced to the administration of 1938, whose leaders immediately upon entering office added several persons to the engineering payroll, and to the chairman of the street and sewer committee, who thought it more important that the street foreman ' should have an office and bookkeeper, then that Ludington's! streets should be plowed of' snow or that dust layer be; placed on our streets. ; Ludington can progress if its oeople will relegate its i Chamber of Commerce to its : queen crowning activities and keep it and its stooges out of the city council. : RUDOLPH ANDERSON, j Ludington. ; 'Editor's Note: An attempt; will be made to obtain figures! j on expenditures during the various administrations, as we believe such figures will easily sustain The News' contention; regarding effects of heavy > street department outlays in all administrations of recent; years.) | Morton School BllOrover left Thursday morning, Sept. 14, for University hospital, Ann Arbor. ;J Miss Helen Farrell, who has spent the summer vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Farrell, will leave Sunday, Sept. 24, to enter Western State Teachers' college at Kalamazoo. Mr. and Mrs. David King and daughter, Alethea, were afternoon and supper guests at the Stanley Morton home Sunday, Sept. 10 ' . "'••! . School closed Wednesday afternoon so the pupils' could attend the Western Michigan fair. , Fossilized plants and geological evidence indicate that Puerto Rico once was joined to the South American mainland. Reno; Nevada, is further west than Los Angeles, Calif. Direct From Farmer To Consumer 18c 16c 15c 17c 16c 22c 22c 25c 15c lOc lie 25c lOc 15c 20c Louie Eliasohn Phone 152 619 S. James "The Place Where Your Dollar Works Overtime." PORK SHOULDER ROAST, lb. POLISH SAUSAGE lb. FRESH SIDE PORK . . lb. SHANKLESS PICNICS lb. BEEF ROAST, lb. ROUND STEAK lb. SIRLOIN STEAK lb. RING BOLOGNA, no filler, .. 2 Ibs. LARGE BOLOGNA sliced lb. LARD, finest, pure (3 pounds to customer) .... lb. PORK SHANKS lb. SPARERLBS €> & Ibs. SLICED PORK LIVER lb. LIVER SAUSAGE, Braunschweiger style lb. VEAL SHOULDER ROAST lb. I PENTWATER THEATRE Modernly AIR-CONDITIONED FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Sept. 15 and 16 John Howard, Heather Angel, It B. Warner and Riginald Denny in "Bulldog Drummond's Bride" —Also— TEX RITTER in "Man From Texas" SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 18, 19 2 Matinees Sunday, 3 and 5 DARRTL f ZANUCK S production o* HINIT AIICI MA1JOIII AllllN FONDA-BRADY-WEAVER-WHELAN Directed by John Ford A CotmopoMon Production ilory of Abraham Uneotn hat NEVER b««n »o«l Also News, Cartoon By LOGAN CLENDENJNG, M. D. I UNDERSTAND an extension of the operation of abroe of the provisions of the new Federal.Pure Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act has been granted uritll January, "1940. On next New Year's Day then, the people of the United States will have re-enforced protection on products that they purchase largely on faith. ' The new law is a substantial re; vision of the act of 1906. Its most : striking feature is the inclusion of cosmetics. Hitherto cosmetics were manufactured and marketed with, Dr. Clendening will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through pis column. out governmental supervision. That they could do harm .was evidenced in the wldely-publicited cases of blindness caused by eyelash beauti- flers and poisoning of various degrees from variou^ cosmetics.' * Strong Opposition When this column first began to advocate the passage of a revised , nearly the whole profession harmaqists and drug manufac- ......_-,, M well aa patent medicine vendors, was solidly against it I wii surprised to find that the most table and conscientious manu- \ were M much'opposed to cynically indifferent hawk- dishonest nostrum. I was bombarded with protests from low Mffh. '•' Qn*< OT two senators who Jlbrtifted themselves against the leajturq of the electorate uy put- Wkg the securities of drui were confirmed obstruction bill in committee. Atone """'— J «* w an emascu bill WOUld 00 al re, to be able tthepres leodid law »om much further than anything wa ave ever had' before. As a result of the elixir of sulfanilimide disaster, the manufacturer' will no onger be able to toss a new drug nto the market without first test- ng it adequately to see that it U afe for use as prescribed in the belling. No drug product can go into in- .erstate commerce until the secre- ary of agriculture is satisfied that t has been so tested. Perhaps the casual citizen may uppose that such a provision is nly rarely required. Note then hat this is one provision that went nto effect immediately on the sign- ng of the bill, June 27, 1938. In .he first year of enforcement over .,200 applications with respect to such new drugs were received, an average of four a working day. About half the applications were granted. Which will give some idea >f what the. situation must have >een like before. Bans Dangerous Drug* Another section that went into effect immediately bans 'drugs which may be dangerous when used as prescribed. Daring the year the department of agriculture seized 47 shipments of such products, mostly pain killers containing arninopyrine. Fifty - seven shipments of dangerous therapeutic devices have been seized. Thanks to Bees, of Kansas; Mapes, of Michigan; Chapman, of Kentucky, and the late Senator Copeland, the joker that the apple growers got into the bill, which provided for a type of court review which would hold up enforcement indefinitely/has been starched up so that review is held before the Circuit Court of Appeals. Several reviews on food standards have been held and the downtrodden consumer takes great satisfaction in standing up ana cross-examining the manufacturers about their methods, it's ' Democracy at work. IN THE NEWS 20 YEARS AGO Miss Katherine Newberg and Fre'd and Emil Newberg spent the day in a motor trip to Traverse City and Old Mission. 15 Years Ago Mrs.-. A. Ivan Pelter accepted the instructorship of a new Sunday school class, organized at First Methodist church. 10 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. W.^H. Cuthbertson and children returned from Flint'and Saginaw where they spent a few days in visiting friends and relatives! 1 5 Years Ago Miss Myrtle Silver, Miss Lena Christensen and" Miss Effie Abair left for Grand Rapids to spend a short visit with .friends. - ., THE OPEN FORUM Readers are Invited to use this column to express their Ideas upon PUDlic question* and topics of general- interest. Letters printed under • this heading will be understood to represent the opinion of the individual writer rather than that or The News. ' Letters involving racial or religious " controversies or personal attacks will not be accepted. All communications SHOULD NOT FVTKED 200 WORDS and must he signed by the nam. and . address of the writer. M en-u s of the Day By MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE (Associated Press Staff Writev) Browned Beef Liver 1 pound sliced ','2 teaspoon salt beef liver 4 - tablespoons 4 tablespoons meat drip- flour • pings (or fat) l /«.nteaspooji . . >,' 3 <;up boiling paprika " water Wipe off liver with a .damp cloth. '• Sprinkle with flour and seasonings arid quickly brown in drip, pings which have been heated 4n a frying pan. Add the water and cover with.a lid. Cook over a. moderate neat for about 15 minutes. "«t Chocolate Tapioca ',2 cup granulated cocoa tapioca 4 cups milk Vz cup gran- 2 eggs ujated sugar 1 teaspoon '/4 teaspoon salt vanilla 4 tablespoons Mix the tapioca with sugar, salt and cocoa. Add one cup of milk and cook for five minutes in a double boiler. Pour In the rest of the milk and cook 10 minutes—or until creamy and thick. Stir frequently. Add the egg yolks and cook twq minutes. Cool slightly and then fold in the beaten whites and vanilla. Chill and serve. Fountain To Give Tests Miss OJive Conely, Manlstee- Mason county health unit nurse, announces a tuberculosis test will be given to all persons In this vicinity who have come 1 in contact the past year with tuberculosis, or any suspicious cases; rAU cases showing a-.positive reaction "win be X-rayed, at-a future date. ~ by CITY FINANCES EDITOR, THE NEWS: A few weeks ago The News made editorial comment on the financial status of the city of Ludington. The object of the editorials it seems were to whitewash the failure of that group who took possession of our city commission in the election of 1938 and who gave us what records and subsequent events show a disastrous administration. The result of that administration is failure, and it will continue to be so, as long as the 'people of Ludington' allow Chamber of Commerce leaders and influence, to be primary instruments in our city government. The inference of the editorials was that the ajdministra- tions of 1934 and 193(3 were as much to blame as the administration of 193S for the financial Dr. Lars Switzer, health unit physician, and Miss Conely free of charge to those who care to take them. The tests will be given Monday,. Sept. 18, at 10:30 o'clock until all -have Been taken care of, at the home of Mrs. Moran Chancellor. ;. predicament that now besets our city. This is an implication that is not confirmed by investigation eft our city's financial condition of the past several years. The City of Ludington at the end of the fiscal year, May 1936 to May 1937, had a credit balance of close to $153,000. This included the major items of {a contingent fund of $33,942, "'a Cartier park fund of $9,000, a cemetery perpetual fund of $29,771 and bond deposits to the amount of $22,000. This shows that Ludington at that time was solvent and in sound financial condition^ and this in the face of an enormous amount of work done in street and "city improvement. Now we come to the fiscal year of May 1937, to May 1938. We find, after a survey of the audit for this period, that the city had a credit balance of $71,736 and this figure does not include any mention of impounded bank deposits that on May 1, 1937, amounted' to $38,897 or of city owned bonds and notes amounting to $21,000. In this fiscal year the city also retired bonds and interest i amounting to $47,000. The city had, at the beginning The Ludington Daily News Facts and fiction from the four corners of the earth are available to the readers of THE LUDLNGTON DAILY NEWS in these super magazine bargains. You are interested in current affairs, fashions, fiction, agriculture, movies, and other great fields of interest. 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