The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 30, 1939 · Page 5
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Ludington, Michigan
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Saturday, September 30, 1939
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ll^ATURDAY, SEPT: 30,1939. THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN. n Tells Part Radio Plays In Carferry Operation article on Pereerator adjacent to the radio and j operation is capable of maintaining power for 40 hours after the regulator generator has ceased to perform. Continuous Watch At the shore station a continuous watch is maintained throughout the day and night. On the ships the operator is radio operation Ttprlnted from the current Issue of The Rail, publication of the C. & O. and Pere Marquette Railway Co.) (By GLENN C. WILBER) i (Attorney, Pere Marquettc RjO ' The signal four dashes, space, four dashes/coming over the radio direction finder, would not mean much to most of us landlubbers, but to the officer on the bridge of a Pere Marquette car- ferry it means that the radio beacon at Ludington is inviting him into the harbor, an invitation which is most welcome when the weather is thick. Most of us who have seen these ships of the P. M. fleet have noticed the diamond-shaped affair on the roof of the pftpt^house. This diamond Is the aljpil, attached'- }.o the direction finder. When the officer on duty on the bridge wants to take a bearing, he uses a set of Nevrl940;Hudson Bi^t Seflp—King of the FlyinfrMile available for transmitting messages at all times while the boat is not tied up at the dock. The ;adio operators are all highly trained, not only in the use of radio but also in railroad service, since part of their work consists of sending to the port for which the ship is bound a description of the consist and the time at which the ship expects to arrive, j In this way, the yard crews are \ able to continue their other work until the ferry arrives with its load of freight cars. During the winter months, most of the work of the ferries is the trans- first meeting-of the--club. :year. The Fountain school:Will •close today, Sept. 29, to allow teachers and students to attend the Harvest Home festival at Scottville. Styling receivers similar to those used in porting of freight cars, but, with the opening of the tourist season, a capacity passenger and automobile traffic develops. During the regular navigation season, the shore stations do a the old days of radio broadcast. By rotating the aerial until the signal fades out, he is able to taKe a reading on the direction finder which tells him in what direction the particular beacon is located. If he is out in the lake and wants to know his exact . _ , location, it is a relatively simple I house service, as well as giving ! emergency matter to take a reading on two reports on weather and navigat- j successful or more stations and then plot on a chart the direction from which these various readings come. The point at which the . Recent winner "of American Automobile Association laurels as king of the Flying Mile, this new 1940 Hudsen Eight Sedan delivers more than one horsepower for every inch of wheelbase. The inherent economy characteristics of this new 128-horsepower Eight Sedan equipped with optional overdrive and rear axle gear ratios, which averaged 27.12 miles per gallon in a 1,000-mile test on the Bonneville Salt Flats has been offir cially recorded by the Contest Board of the American Automobile Association which also timed and officially supervised the Flying Mile Record of 93.9 miles perhour. Gilmore Red Lion gasoline and Lion Head Motor oil were used exclusively in all tests. Jr. Extension Club Enjoys Meeting I FREBSOIL. — The Junior Ex- | tension club met, Thursday af- | ternoon, Sept. 28, with Mrs. Monroe Stanley. A very interesting lesson on "Color, the Key to Beauty," was presented and the various phases of the lesson were discussed and enjoyed. The leaders this year are Mrs. William Sadow- i ski and Mrs. Raymond Staken' as. Following the lesson, a delightful luncheon was served. Present other than those mentioned were Mrs. Arthur Bennett of Parkdale and Mesdames Ross Bennett, Vance Rosenow and daughter, William coMlderablP ajnount of'work In cessfully set the boy's arm. Nash have been spending several connection with the * United \ When the ship arrived" at the days in Flint and_Grand Rapids. States coast guard and light- j dock, it was discovered that the Thursday evenin?;, Sept. 28. The airplanes, treatment was S0| that no further set- intersect gives the position r of the ship. While this story deals with radio, the direction finder is one of the most important aids to navigation and its I'sc is based largely on radio. At all of the ports touched by Pere Marquette carferries are located these beacons, maintained by the ing conditions in the harbors, i ting was necessary by a doctor. In keeping with its policy of co- i Not only is the radio a factor in! operating with government of- ; the safety of ships, but it has| fleers, the Pere Marquette Radio become a great help in providing! STi MARY'S AND MISSIONS Custer Churches Corporation handles these gov- ! eminent messages free. When i land wires are not in operation \ the radio stations form the sole means of communication across Lake Michigan and Federal Communications commission officials have made use of this link on more than one occasion. At the federal government. The Great I present time the commission is for the comfort of passengers and crew. It is impossible to describe the Pere Marquette radio facilities without expressing appreciation of the skill and effciency of the radio operators... These men are familiar with railroad operations, and are in effect telegraph operators; but, more than that, lakes are fortunate in having so ; engaged in a survey of radio on | they are radio-men. They large a number of these aids to navigation. Operate 12 Months While the season lasts months, the carferries operate 12 months of the year. After the usual navigation for about eight the Great lakes, and its radio engineers have been riding the carferries, using their own equipment as well as the ships' transmitters to determine answers to operate and maintain the radio equipment, keeping it at its high state of efficiency. On the ships the operators are also the pursers and, as such, have fre- last freighter has tied nn for the WIin lne increase m uie move- winVer?^ on the ber, Lake Michigan is left to the carferries and fishing boats. Most of the navigators on the Great lakes do not see the really rough weather which Lake Michigan is capable of providing. a.number of technical^questions. j quent contact with the traveling "---' ----- - public. Their willingness and ability to see that the passengers are comfortable does much in creating and maintaining the Foreign Messages With the increase in the move- Great lakes has come an increase in messages in foreign goo dwill of the patrons of the languages. It might seem un-, Pere Marquette Railway com--—•- — '*—•——--——-"•-•-*-•""-*•— npppivp However, for 365 days of the year j cult for the carferries are in operation.' r i p d on. Whether there be an ice field usual for an operator to i-eceive i pany a message in some European language, but it is not so diffi- (Rev. Wm. Veisnoraitis, rector) Can- Settlement: Mass— 8 a. m. Custer: Mass — 10:30 a. m. CONGREGATIONAL (F. Clements, superintendent) Sunday school — 10 a. m. FREE METHODIST (Rev. R. L. Calkins, pastor) Sunday school — 2 p. m. Preaching — 3 p. m. CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN (Rev. L. H. Prowant, pastor) Sunday school — 10 a. m. Preaching — 11 a. m. East Rlverton Club To Meet ington visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Con Young, and her grandmother, Mrs. E, M. Laguire, Wednesday, Sept. 27. .Mrs. Dora Sinclear and her son-in-law, Henry Peterson, of Ludington, called on friends in town Wednesday, Sept. 27. Mr. and 'Mrs. Ivan Stark and children of Sheridan were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mor- Homecoming parade an Chancellor Sunday, Sept. 24. kiddies' parade-preceding. The new Studebaker Champion coupe has youthful exterior lines and generous interior room for three passengers. something new, thus riD or As part of a progVa'm to creating Sa'dowski, Robert Bennett aiid i stimulate "and encourage artists niakins".'important^ . contribu- children, Voigt Haufstatter,' and designers working in tions to the advancement Charles Gumbus and Mrs. Stan-'American industry, Lord & Tay- .our industrial growth lev hostess i lor, New York department : Mr. Lsewy s most recent The next meeting will be held store, this, year extended their achievement the design of the in November annual design award to include new Studebaker Champion in jNovemoei. ^ ty ^ g Qf industrial design, newest full-sized car m the Last Show Given The two industrial-designers lowest-priced _ field, is pointed The last free open air show of > winning the $1,000 awards were the season was given here Raymond Loewy, designer of railway trains, creative last chapter of the serial, "Ciis- steamships, automobiles and dustry. ter's Last Stand," was given and electric refrigerators, and Walan educational feature, "Glimp- ter Dorwin Teague, member of to by authorities as an example of this typically American force at work in in- ses of Brittany," Major Bowes board of design of the New and his amateurs occupied World's Fair and designer of some of the evening. j products for scores of Ameri- A surprise feature to many j ca " nrnls ' ,, •• v u , ;'. ' , WM theVeesoll fourth annual i ,„ S™^ th^ca^ mgjstnes vsitn in i. ,v,« ,.,,-,,,» !,„ ,,r,;^ "Some the'm- The "Dr."and"""Mrsra A. Paukstis! whole was shown in colors. The and the by one of and son of Ludington were en- weather was lovely th° v;ay," he said. boldly strike -out for selves, breaking precedent, and Bpforc diamonds were cut, the shape of a stone meant a lot to its owner. Triangular Ktonas .were . thought to cause rmnrrela; a .square stone filled US cnvnnr with vacme fears, -njifl ft fivs-rconiftred one caused 'vnlont death. Only the six-cor- ntir^fl stone was productive of tertained at supper Sunday. Sept. 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Heise. Mrs. Marshall Seitz of Fountain and Mrs. Marian Seitz of Freesoil are spending two weeks i visiting relatives near Georgian j Bay, Canada. The ladies left Monday, Sept. 25. show was attended the largest crowds of the sea- , son. I iwareBsateiBB^ I ! i : '!.'' . •' ' 11.. Methodist Ladies Aid Society Meets , „. , _ . . FOUNTAIN. — The Methodist The East Rwerton Extension Ladies , Aid S0( . iety mot We dnes- club will meet Tuesday eVe hctn S e'! day afternocn - Scat - 27 - at the completely covering the lake, or slush ice packed almost solid in the harbor, the carferry must get through, for it is the railway bridge across Lake Michigan. The ferries are of especially conversation to be car- The international "Q"! signals are known to all radio I Meeting Held by Ladies' Auxiliary operators, and, by means of them, a vast'amount of informa-! FREESOIL. — Mrs. William tion can be transmitted and ! Chopson, assisted by Mrs. Walter understood even though the!Davis and Mrs. Celia Hagstrom, operators do not speak the same j was hostess Thursday afternoon, tongue. Other standard signals Sept. 28, to the Ladies' auxiliary Oct. 3, at 8 o'clock at the of Mrs. Steve Darke. ' | i n the absence of the presi- Mernbers are asked to bring a dpnt M H McFarland, note book and pencil A potluck Mrs Fred H ansen had charge, lunch will be served. Anyone, Ifc was yoted to entertain the wishing to take up the work are )L1 , Ri Ladi es' Aid socie- cordiany_mvited_to_be present. ,j ty at Mrs _ Howard Gre-ory's 'home on Oct. 11, and the Free- sturdy contruction and are built are also known to all operators of the Latter Day Saint church, to break the ice whenever neces- regardless of their nationality. 1 Mrs. J. E. Bennett opened the sary. For all their sturdiness.' This happens to be one of the meeting with the usual devotions ' owever, they would be greatly i advantages of code transmission andicappCTT'Wrthbut the dlrec-fover thbuseof The radio- tele - tion finder and the radio. The carferries were among the first to pioneer in the use of radio on the Great lakes. Some 30 years ago the first radio trans- the Pere Marquette milters and receivers were in- there are times when Fountain School Has Safety Patrol; .1* nounced. The Senior class % of the Free-> soil high school began Thursday, Sept. 28, to sell candy dur-i i inq' the noon hour. The class will sell candy every Tuesday. and Thursday njon hereafter, j William Kowalcik, who re- i cently lost his farm barn by • Ore, is having gravel hauled in; preparation for rebuilding. Mr.' Kowalcik has horses and cows that will need winter shelter. i Mr. and Mrs. Fay LaGuire and sons, Bernard and Darl, spent Wednesday, Sept. 27, with relatives at Bendon. ' i Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gumbus are planning to move to apartments in the Celia Hagstrom home. Mrs. Dorothy Fox of Manistee, who teaches in the primary de- I.act night was a small sample of the numy nights to follow. Your car's radiator needs protection. DU FONT'S partment of the Freesoil school, will save you money and give your car complete protection. BUY IT AT ANY SERVICE STATION OR GARAGE. is planning to take up her residence in Freesoil. room ° ion i and Mrs. Fred Reek offered prayer'.' Election of officers resulted in business of'the following choices: Woman's the Pcrc Marquette Radio cor-i department leader, Mrs. J. E. poration Is in connection with, Bennett; assistant, Mrs. S. D. .soil Ladies' Aid society of the church during; No- date to be an- A lars;e insurance company and Mrs. V. reports 'that 74 percent of all Safety'' Chancellor were appointed re- | male murderers have never be . . .^ I frpslimrmh onmrml-t.po nnrl TVTrs fovo Koo-n imrnlvpri in fnv phone. While most of the railway,' Brandt; secretary, Mrs. Arthur Captain of the patrol is Louis w '^^^^^n^ Wahr and patrolmen who are: g*"sen, Ma y Shearer Charles stationed at prominent street: ™ams, WimaniGoff Howard sU < iled°on'perV''MafqueTte V 'car- clVn^e" VTrafn<Twith "other • ? en " ctt ! J>* &n \**" M f s .-. cli "? rd crossings morning, noon and at B lohm V Chan-PoT and toe ferries. Those sets were con-I Amnrlran and frm>i<m .shin, ho-iTubbs; friendly visitor, _ Mrs. close of school are Donald Sterl-: "1?.?™; ™,,o P,^,' a Cl ™ e the ex-• Tubbs; treasurer, Mrs. Hannah high school and the rooms, is proving to thing in the school and village. = . entertainment committee. 'be a fine I ' Four calls on the sick were mnde in the past tv;o weeks. Present were Mesdames Julia fore been involved kind of criminal- brcaMer -a ferries. These sets were con structea and operated by the Marconi interests, nnd, while they would probably appear crude compared with present- day equipment, they were a great advantage at that time. With the advent of the World c\Tn e eTa 1 \i a ece4iW eiS and h the ef- ! Selina Martin, with a choice of | ing, Billy Wahr, Richard Bitely.i cumts a necesiity, ana me LI-,, , . I-..--,, i 00 rior TV/TV^ >„„.,„ -n/h i T^I— ': hostess, Mrs. Stubbs. flclenc; of thT^WeMamuettejJS^^^ 50 " "**"• Mrs ' Mrs. Tubbs led an interesting operators is then very much appreciated. Of course, all radio Jesse Wilcoxson and Garforlh. The girls of the room Delmar \ , The final reading of the tests '" J for' tuberculosis took place Fri- > have day , Sept . 2 2. Of 30 to whom the i il^JJH UIUUCU. V_H CUU1.-.U, ail IU.LUU rlicr.iit-c: : r>,-, r\f o loctn,-, ni-, "TTinrt v r 7i i j j , " a J < "-'CJJI/. ^^.. Wl. uu uu wiiuin LilC stations are on a constant look- ^ c ^°? °Ln«l S i b «" on Fmd - i charge of the pla;: ground and, tests were given, two adults and out for SOS ngnals. On . the patrols are Dorothy Greit likes these are trans ! A11 mem . be . rs . °. f the auxiliary i liams and Patricia Heise. ., .. . ., ,, . vjiLat uiKL'S uieac tlie i/iaua- W pi'o nnnnintpri In jnppt nt tho war, the operation of the radio j mitted on a frequency of 410 ^ e appoiniea 10 meet at tnt , was taken over by the United States Navy department and and was continued under this arrangement until 1921. From that time until 1931 the sets were operated by the Pere Marquette railway. In 1931 the Pere Marquette Radio corporation was organized and it has since had charge of the transmitters. All of the transmission is by code; and, for those who are able to read CW, it may be Interesting to'listen to some of the messages. ,- Station at Luuington •Station WLD is the shore station located at Ludington, Michigan. The call of the .steamer : City of Flint is WDCI; that of thp City of Saginaw, WDCH; Pere ; Marquette 17 is WDCC; Pere ' Marquette 18 is WDCD; Pere ' Marquette 19 is WDCB; Pere Marquette 21 is WDCF; and. Pere ; Marquette 22, WDCG. The station at Manitowoc. Wisconsin, is owned jointly by the Pere Marquette Radio Corporation and the Wabash Radio Corporation, is operated by the latter. The general calling frequency on the ; \ Great Lakes is 410 kilocycles. church on Friday, Oct. 6, to pre- These patrols will be changed Wil-', onc child were positive and will ibe X-rayed on Oct. 9. at the last 'winter .aj pare fOr the all-day meeting to ' "•'•{"mav'VavP tug and MOW were drcovercd in be held at tne Free soil Latter Day ! pup may nave trouble in the- middle of the! sai u t church ~ - - - at intervals in order that each experience. .. . ~ — ~ j, -., Mrs. John Luft, with her lake by one of the , Ann , A . r , i'' The hostesses served a lovely j mother, Mrs. Sarah Puterbaugh, carferries. The ferry talked | luncheon to Mesdames J. E. Ben- | and her uncle D?vid Puter- with the Manitowoc shore sta- no tt. Laurence Hill and daugh- ibau^h are visitin"- a few days tion, which relayed a message to the Ludington station and the United Stales coast guard cutler. ter, Lorraine; William Hagstrom,; this week in Benton Harbor. Alice Cole, L. L. Stanley, Edward Crawford. Clifford Tubbs, Arthur The coast guard vessels and the Tubbs, Buell Shelley, Fred Reek, Pere Marquette 21 made use of i Selina Martin. Fay LaGuire, the signals transmitted by the Ann Arbor carferry in the operation of their direction finders and were in touch with each other and the shore .stations 'for a number of hours. The tug and Emma Tripp, Davis, Haystrom and Chopson. Mrs. Henry Gurnsey will entertain the auxiliary Thursday afternoon, Oct. 12. Mrs. Clifford Tubbs and Mrs. William Ha\°- Mr. and Mrs. John Boehm and daughter, Ethel, accompanied Mrs. Victoria Gulembo to Muskegon Sunday, Sept. 24, where she will visit her daughter. Mrs. Martin Loftes. Mrs. Ernest courthouse in Ludington. Miss Evelyn Rasmussen was taken suddenly ill and rushed to Paulina Stearns hospital on Sept. 22, where a major ooera- tion was performed. Friends are glad to know Miss Rasmussen is recovering' nicely. Mrs. Harry McFarland took charge of the Bennett school Monday morning, Sept. 25, where Miss Rasmussen has been teaching. Mrs. Mayibel Smith will entertain the members of the Clover Wipren of Lud- ( Leaf club on Oct - 5 ' This is the scow became separated, and at strom will be assislant hostesses, one time the ferry acted as messenger between Ihe Iwo, advising them that help was on its way and thai Ihings were under con- Society to Meet Mrs. Arthur Maynard will en- trol. Both the tug and Ihe scow afternoon Oct «>oro hi-r,,,^v,t t,, ?„<>„»„ TV.J.. 1- aueinoon, uct. tertain the Methodist Ladie.s' Aid society at her home Tuesday MR. MOTORIST: were brought to safety. This is but one of the numerous instances where the radio has I greatly aided in the safety of 1 life and property on the lakes. Aids in Accident Not long ago a young passenger on one of the Pere Mar- Mrs. Ira Granger and Mrs. Harry Lydic will be assistant Dorothy Edwards was a supper guest of Carol Hunt Thursday evening, Sept. 28. _ Burrell Lydic visited his home ij When contact has been estab- quette carferries fell and broke Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28. i'lished with the station called, the his arm. The radio operator got] William Hasenbank has gone '•' ship changes to a frequency of 1 425 kilocycles as does the shore station and the messages are then transmitted, r..- addition to these frequencies, the shore station transmits -on. 454 kilocycles for public coastal service. Cpmmunication from'one shore station to another is.on 169 kilocycles. All of the stations are licensed to use 375 kilocycles for direction finding so that if at any time the government beacons are not operating, the shore stations at Ludington and Manitowoc can be used for direction finding. ,\The early transmitters used the spark gap, but these were long ago discarded in favor of s0-called CW (continuous wave)> transmission, which does not create the interference caused by the old spark gaps. The shore station is equipped with crystal cpntrol, which keeps the transmission on the proper frequency, and the ship stations also have special monitory equipment to prevent them from drifting from tnelr assigned frequency. The transmitters and receivers on the ships operate from the , ships' generators, but each ship has a separate dlesel engine and in touch with the .shore stalion 119 Lansing lo attend the super- and received directions by which I visors' convention. the captain 'was able to sue- Harry Rasmussen and Myron SPEED SAYS: "Let The Ludington Auto Sales Put Your Car In Condition For Fall Driving" • MOTOR TUNE-UPS •ELECTRICAL WORK I TIRE REPAIR •WASHING •SIMONIZING • LUBRICATING •BATTERY SERVICE • BODY BUMPING •PAINTING • GENERAL REPAIR SERVICE Ludington Auto Sales Phone 6'00 We Call for and Deliver Your Car PRESTONE—ZEEONE Be Sure Your Motor Is Tuned for Fall Sputter! Ping! Phoosh! If your car goes "steady by jerks" it's a sure sign it needs our Autumn tune-up service 'now! At one low price, we check and adjust points, clean spark plugs, set carburetor, check ignition wires and battery cables, inspect generator. A thorough going over to assure quick starts and smooth fall driving. Drive in today. WINTER OIL—WINTER GREASE 1940 Studebaker Champion Club Setlan, illustrated, $700^lflitWtd at factory ... ....,' ;,-'& (..-.-• • • '' Out in front in eye appeal, roomy comfort, solid safety and long-lived economy! ED'S SUPER SERVICE Corner of Rowe Street and Ludington Ave- PHONE 261 WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER YOUR CAR. r "T~'HIS luxurious, distinctive new 1940 J. Studebaker Champion costs you no more money than you would spend for one of the other leading lowest price cars. And when you own this Champion, you have the satisfaction of driving a car that's a fully accredited team mate of Studebaker's impressive Commander and President. It has the same economy engine as the Champion that set an A. A. A. record of 27V4 miles per gallon on a 6,144-mile round^trip fuo. from San Francisco to New York and back at 40.8 miles per hour average speed. It has the same long-lived, expense-defying construction that enabled two Champipns to travel 15,000 continuous miles each in l4,5lllcpnS|^cutive minutes on the India*- apolis 1 Speedway. Come in and go for a revealing Champioiv trial drive. You don't need a lot of ready cash to become a proud Champion owner—your present car should cover part if not all this Studebaker Champion's:down payment OH easy C. I. T-terms. dB ss. AV vcs S SAJLE© Cars en Display and Service at Bertram'& Cross Garajje—403 &' Wpsf-.mjftcn.

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