The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on October 6, 1939 · Page 4
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Ludington, Michigan
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Friday, October 6, 1939
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*?«* PACE FOUR THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN. FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 1939. THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS Tradtmftrk Registered U. 8. P»tent Office with which is consolidated the Mason County Enterprise of Scottville, Mich. every evening, lave Sunday, at The Dally News Building, Rath Ave. fct Court St., Ludltifton, Mich. Entered ax srtond class matter at post office, Mich., under act of March S, 1897. Anoeifttcd Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republlcation of all tunfi dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the toed news published therein. All right for republlcation of special dispatches and local news Items herein are also reserved. MEMBER OF Associated Press Audit Bureau of Circulation Inland Daily Press Association If paper is not received by 6:30 p. m., telephone 4321 and prompt delivery will be made by messenger OF SUBSCRIPTION 5c . *!£ week - f ald ln »««vance: 17.50 per year, l n t****** territory, paid in advance, $3.00 per **', J* ree montl »; 3«c for one month Outside ! .i*- < 5 P* 1 " y . ear: » 2 - 50 for sl>t months; 11.25 for Canada and foreign, f6.00 per year. ON GETTING A HOSPITAL never know until you get into a finance drive how many, .things connected; .with that campaign are downright "wrong 1 :, «o terribly "wrong" that the person—we are talking, a,bo.ut tk;e,person who is able to give—"cannot contribute a cent to a thing like that." ! people will.argue for days and weeks and years in behalf of,a .-worthy, cause. The moment some one definite course of action is adopted, that one procedure—that one in paiticular^is Itetl wrong." '"Almost any other would be better.". . Bo,,it, always is and always will be. As long as we are just talking, everything is fine. 1Jt T4j.ere ; is.never any one course of action that is ideal, 100,percent right. Yet nothing is accomplished except by startingr-starting on a road and sticking to it—actually startling, on. a course of action which will lead to the long- sought; goal. . ,. , , The, goal in this case is a suitable new hospital building for Mason county, to replace the i seriously, possibly disastrously inadequate building which now serves this county. We can argue until doomsday about the "proper" way to get a new building—as we have been doing for 10 years. We can argue details until we are black in the face. But the fact remains we.need a suitable new building worse than we need any other single public facility, and we are closer to getting more of a hospital now for less money than we will ever be again in the future. We are not interested at the moment in past history. We can see only that the kind of hospital facilities Mason county needs and wants are closer within reach now than ever in the past or future. Until a suitable new building is obtained, every other, hospital issue is secondary. If we sit i around for another 10 years waiting for the "ideal" situation to arise, may the Lord help those who will have to leave their health and lives in the hands of suitable community .medical facilities. Each assisting according to his ability will mean that, the job wil} be done*now.. # but It may not be treating the subject with due dignity, the present drive, or any other drive for that matter, reminds us in a way of the -story of the man who was kicking to a maleijfriend about- the way his wife spent money. He said: "First it'* £0 cents here, then 25 cents there and it's^-^rj^for ihofle^ aU the ' ifieply: rv< flbw^:ihubii did you , jMim: "Well,! ain't give her. a cent yet." "-.''' •*: ' ' '"'•. . •, •'• '\ : ; .*''•',- # '• * *• '~' '-'• .' ' : '•'' - - '• •• -• :• '• ••; V1 :---;:.. ' •; •'...- .:;••>* ;. t " -.- . . •• • • , ••.- • .- . ... ..-.- .:;.v,)ye:.iai^;/^^e,jl'.pn.:o,ne way actually to GET a new hc®J^:tal^buitd.fc'g;''%fthb.ut.^KU'rting: anyone." We: may not agT^e,on ; s;or: thtiase of the plan, on this or that thing done iin the past/;. Why should we'? There is room for plen,^ ot;fl,rgumejat, v pn any public issue, and perhaps we Would be tKefiret to fake issue on various of the details thatch aye arisen.. '-..--... IJutythei'e is no. -room for argument about the need for ne^',^inni;uiiity hospital facilities, nor about the fact that we are -closer to modern facilities for. Mason county now, for much less nioney, than at any time in the future. It is the fnily . goal we see; other issues are secondary until that first goal is achieved. England has set a new record in the high jump for j taxes. If we remember correctly, it wa<3 in April, 4,000 B. C., that someone first remarked: 'What is this world coming to?" Some romantic soul writes to us that Optober is the lullaby which Mother .Nature hums as she sings growing things to sleep for the winter. It is a lovely lullaby, we'll all agree,, except, for^Uie pver-abundance of man-made dis- WRITTEN FOR AND RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION cords. i made in the United States in a 3, end to end, the line, we read, would be ^MP*iL"" * IU " S1S * oa 6* $ U( * at tne en ^ WQ"ld be a fellow ask- £l,",GQtta, mftpch?," .. CHAPTER ONUS I WAS SITTING at my desk one day in June, using a few idle moments to decide if I really wished to spend my annual vacation in Maine, as I had done for four years. My last summer at camp wasn't particularly interesting, and I didn't look forward with eager anticipation to another month there. Yet there wasn't any other place to which I wanted to go, and so I picked up a sheet of paper to insert In the typewriter to make my reservation. That had to be done today, and I might as well go back to Shinn Pond camp as anywhere, I decided. It is a restful place, quiet at night, and the air under those tall resinous pines is more invigorating than an up-to-the-minute beauty salon's salt rub. I rolled the paper into my machine and poised my fingers above the keys—but the words I contemplated typing were never written. The door of my office flew open with a bang, and in breezed Rhoda Dutton. Rhoda never makes a calm or quiet entry. She alwtys is -in a hurry, always excited about something. Which, perhaps, is one reason I am so fond of her. For by naUire I am stodgy enough and contrasts usually attract. I am alone in the world and have been earning my own living for the last seven ;«ears. My first position was waiting for me when I was graduated from business college on my eighteenth birthday. .Financially speaking, my seven years have been a success. I am, private secretary to a prominent lawyer who pays me a more than liberal salary and gives me a corresponding amount of responsibility. I like my work and I suppose I'm as happy, perhaps more so, than the average girl. But seven years of work with not much play tends to have a sobering effect. I often wish I could ?ook at life with the eager zest which Rhoda always displays. "I'm on my way to Hill House," was her jubilant greeting. "Today?" I, surprisedly exclaimed. "I thought your vacation •tarted next week." "I though; so, too. But they made a change in the vacation list at the office and the boss asked me if I minded if he shoved me ahead a week. I did like ducks," she went on in her slangy way. "Duncan's leave started today anyway, so it's an to the good for us." •"That's fine, Rhoda," I said heartily. She has been engaged to Duncan Abbott for almost a year and, as they first met at Hill House, I could sympathize with their desire to go back there. Dune is a grand good scout. I like him. He always sees the funny side of everything which, from observation, I believe to be a big advantage in a husband. He ^ves to tease, just as Rhoda does. I, with niy ( Ted head and face which will never launch one ship, let alone a thousand, come In for a lot of his good-natured banter. It lb good- natured, never unkind, and I rather enjoy his sly fun poking. -"He. is atocklly built, with thick brown hair, slightly graying at the temples, a round pleasant face, genial brown eyes and a hearty laugh. He and Rhoda are devoted to «ach other and make an adorable couple. But then Ihoda's deep blue eyes and golden curls would dress up the homeliest landscape. I think this will be her last visit to :Hill House before she takes a different name. "Why don't you come to Hill House with us, Sally'" Rhoda asked wheedlingly. "Mrs. Peake treats us as though we are her own family, and she gives us the grandest eats!" "Don't start again on that list of marvelous food, Rhoda," I flung at her. "I'm starved thinking about It" "Then come with us," she coaxed. "There are clam pancakes, quohaug •powder and blueberry pie. Yum, SCOTTVILLE News From Mason County's Second Largest City, Agricultural and Dairying Center MRS, FRANK BARCLAY, Correspondent (Telephone: Office, No. 1; Home, 126-F-14.) m. mm BY | Two Are Honored at Birthday Party Mrs. Charles Hartman and Mrs. Glenn Pratt celebrated birthday anniversaries Tuesday nhnorof the The door of my office opened with a bang and in breezed Rhoda Dutton. yum, yum! Are they good!" I think it was her mention of blueberry pie which decided me. That is one thing which they do not cook well at and it ie my favorite dessert. "All right," I capitulated. "I'll try your wonderful Hill House. But remember, if it doesn't come up to all you've bragged and boasted— well, it's going to be just too bad, 1 that's all." She laughed gleefully. ' i haven't :old you half the nice things about ,t," she crowed. "Wait till you get there." It happened as simply as that. But if I'd had any idea what I was running into, I'd have headed Bouncy, my roadster, in the opposite direction. Or would I? One thing I gained. Before my vacation was ended my stodginess was gone and I do not believe it will ever come back. That may be due to— but I'm not going to tell you that now. It has its own {.lace in this story. My vacation started on the first day of July and early on that morning I drove out of the city. I wanted to enjoy my drive, almost three hundred miles, and speeding is no way to See the scenery. Rhoda had marked the toute on my road map, but, as usual, I made a mistake which threw me completely off my course and so mixed me up that I stopped a good-looking motorcycle cop to ask my way. He gave me detailed directions and, to my great surprise, I found that I was within ten miles of Win- netaumet, having by my mistake made a half circle which landed me on the other side of the town. I made up my mind that wouldn't tell Rhoda and Dune of my mistake. They tease me enough as it is about my regularly getting lost. I have a perfect mania for that. No trip, long or short, is ever completed without my wandering from the route. It makes no difference how well marked the road is. I simply have not any sense of direction and usually add miles and miles to my drive. Today, by good luck alone, I had driven in the right general direction, although by a much longer way. It was not long before I saw at a crossroad the sign "Winnetau- met—4 miles" for which the cop had told me to watch. From there to Lone Pine Hill I couldn". get lost, according to him. And I didn't Up a winding road I drove, up and up, to the crest of u rounded hill. All along, after I crossed the canal bridge and entered the real Cape Cod, the scenery was beautiful.- Dense growths of scrub pin* and oak, stretches of open land over which I caught a glimpse of ;he ocean and the dearest little white cottages nestled in bright lower gardens, all were delightful :o my citified eyes. Such a change after th» towering buildings and monotonous streets packed with automobiles flaunting out the sickening odor of burned gasoline. Now, at the top of the hill, I saw th« prettiest, yet most ridiculous, sight t ever had encountered. On my right, about twenty-five feet back from the road, stood a small white story-and-a-half cottage and at the further side, rivet- ng the onlooker's gaze, emphasiz- ng its own ugliness, was a tall board fence. 1' stoppetrttie ~Cffr -and~BtHfed. Then I began to laugh. It was the most incongruous sight imaginable. That darling cottage, with its spotless white paint, its picket fence, in front and down one side, simply covered with thousands of 'red and white and pink rambler rose blossoms, and there towering at th« other side that abominable fence. I knew about it. It was Miss Ivy Newcomb's spite fence which she had erected many years earlier. Rhoda told me that after her first visit to Hill House. Why it had been built she did not know. I had listened to her graphic description with Interest, yet I had not been able to visualize just how it looked. It was of rough wide boards, unpainted, taller tha eaves oi th» little cottage to which it belonged, and as utterly out of place as a cement mixing machine at a symphony concert. Over its lop peered the gable windows of what I knew must be Hill House. Whatever may have been the original cause of the trouble between Miss Ivy and her sister, Mrs. Peake, it couldn't have been bad enough to justify the existence of that spite fence. Putting it up wasn't so bad, but to have tc sit and look at it day in and day out— Well, for me, I'd rather have a good downright fight and then forget it, but maybe that goes witfc try red hair. "If you have stared quite long enough, you may drive on," a chilly voice snarled in my very ear, (To Be Continued!. ' Six members of the Scottville Literary club motored to Trav- jerse City Wednesday morning to attend the Wednesday sessions of the district conven- I tion of the Michigan State [Federation of Women's clubs. During the morning, three enlightening addresses were ! delivered, including "World Understanding Through Education," "Psychiatry of Speech I | Impediments" and "Live All I Your Life." j At the Mary Thompson Me' morial luncheon, Dr. C. L. An- jspach, president of Central 'State Teachers' college at Mt. j Pleasant, offered a very inspiring address on "The Real I America." I In the afternoon, "A Day in the Michigan Legislature" was very ably described by Miss Ruth Thompson, representative of the first district of Michigan. Another highlight • of the afternoon wa_s the address "Your Handwriting Talks." This lecture proved very entertaining as well as educational. Those attending were Mesdames Arnold Carlson. Woodrow Briggs, Max Jenks. Emmet Briggs and Steve Meyers and Miss Carmen Law. delightful party was held at the Hartman home, the afternoon being spent in visiting and enjoying a pleasant social hour. A potluck lunch was served, the beautiful birthday cake being made and decorated by Mrs. Carl Olson. Both ladies received a number of nice gifts. Present were Mesdames Harold Love, Barney Nelson, Carl Olson, Chester Hill, W. I. Sanders. William Evans, Nora McTaggart, Che-sley McFarland, David jelly, cabbage salad, bread, coffee and pumpkin pie. This supper is an annual event and is looked forward to by friends throughout the county. Rev. Gordon Grant Announces Sermon The subject of the sermon at the 8:30 o'clock Mass at St. Jerome's Catholic church this Sunday, Oct. 8, will be "Theft." Rev. Gordon Grant, rector, •will base his sermon on the following text taken from the Epistle of the Sunday: "Let him that stole, steal now no more." From the time that Judas put his hand into the money bags and stole from the scanty fund of Christ and His apostles, down to the present .day there have been persons who have so far forgotten themselves and Christianity as to steal. Visitors are always welcome at St. Jerome's church. Center Riverton Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kolberg and sons of Custer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerbers and daughters, Mrs. Fred Mavis and children, Mrs. Harold Gustafferson and Mrs. Patrick Murphy were Sunday afternoon visitors, Oct. 1, at the Paap-Listing home making Underwood and baby, and the | the acquaintance of little Janet two honor guests, Hartman and Pratt. Mesdames Mrs. Jay Cooper Is Scottville Churches ST. JEROME'S CATHOLIC AND MISSIONS (Rev. Gordon Grant, rector) Scottville: Mass—8:30 a. m. Riverton: Mass—10:30 a. m. FREE METHODIST (Rev. Ray Calkins, minister) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. Evening service—7:30 D. m. Prayer service—Thursday at 8 p. m. South Custer: Sunday school—2 p. m. - -PreachiTrg 'service—3 t£~m. Prayer service — Wednesday at 8 p. m. GRACE EVANGELICAL (Rev. E. F. Rhoades, minister) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. t Young People's service—7:15 I p. m. I Evening service—8 p. m. 1 Prayer service,— Wednesday I at 8 p. m. METHODIST EPISCOPAL (Rev. R. R. King, minister) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. Epworth League—6:30 p. m. The Amber Station Circle of the Amber Missionary society met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Jay Cooper with 13 members and guests present. The afternoon was spent in tying a quilt for Mrs. Cooper and in other handwork. At the close of the afternoon Mrs. Cooper, assisted daughter, Mrs. F.var Listing, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Listing. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harley entertained at dinner Sunday. Oct. 1, for Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lambert, Billy Graber, Pete Eastman, Mrs. Alice Welsh, Mr. and Mrs. John Uchte and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hannah and son, Keith Dale. Pelton School Society to Meet Long Lake Mission society will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, with Mrs. James Bennett. , This will be an all-day event by her W ith a potluck dinner. Elec- CarlsonJtion of officers will be held at served a,nice lunch. i this time also. Plans for the November meet-| The ladies are asked to bring ing have not been decided, but; their scissors and thimbles Mrs. Roy Pittard has invited the i —««__««>»__>_____ circle to plan for a Christmas j party at her home for the De-! cember meeting. i Methodist Society to Sponsor Supper -*—*—*„.» -*—*—*—* The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church Ls holding its annual supper Monday after-1 * noon and evening at the church \ \ social rooms. Serving begins ati* 5:30 and the menu includes ] chicken, biscuits potatoes.! , noodles, baked beans, buttered j | carrots, squash, beet pickles,! ' *—*—*,—•«•— CHICKEN SUPPER MONDAY, OCT. 9, At M. E. Church Social Rooms. Scottville. Serving from 5:30. Tickets, 50 cenit>. I * -*—# -#- Scottville Locals 8 "5 v I I IN THE NEWS 20 YEARS AGO t w Herman Outcalt left for Jersey c^y, N. J., to spend an indefinite time in visiting. ' 15 Years Ago P. M. Roehrig left for Detroit for a brief stay. 10 Years Ago Mrs. Joseph Albrecht Jr. entertained at a gay surprise party, jother d$y was caused by baskets. week-old •«*. >», prided, but the (School, Is,at Hospital in v opera- coai given in nouwii 01 tue oinnday anniversary of her sister-in-law, Miss Helen Albrecht. ;',;."'. 5 Years Ago JMiss Doris Behan left for Ann Arb"or to attend the Michigan- Michigan 'State football game. , Victoria Pepera, who has spent- twp. months with her mother, TOrs. Ajatha Ctejeski, re- ,turiie4 to her,nome;in Chicago Wednesday, Sept. 27. 'Mrs. Peter' Luczyk and 'two Children and Mrs. M. f, Maske of Ludington visited at the Ed- Karas home Wednesday, fc - •.*-/,, '.. .. '• , .. and-Mrs, Stanley Strzelec, -been 'residing on the ^l Place for three purchased'a farm Rural Church Announcements ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL : .. (Center Riverton) (Rev. L. A. Ruegsegger, pastor) -Morning worsMp-j-lD a.m. , Sunday school—11 a. m. Mid-week prayer service— Tii«.sdav : at,8T>. ; m. at the church. ,'pspworth League Christian • Mrs. L. A. Rue'gsegger. ZION EVANGELICAL (West Riverton) (Rev. L. A. Ruegsegger, pastor) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11:15 a. m. Cottage prayer meeting- Thursday at 8 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Joseph Gamertsfelder. GRACE EVANGELICAL (Summit) (Rev. L. A. Reugseffger and Rev. Oliver Drake, co-pastors) Morning worship—10 a. m. Union Sunday school—11 a. m. League devotional service— 7:30 p. m. Evening service—8 p. m. Cottage prayer meeting—Wednesday at 8 p. m., the place to be announced later. BAPTIST (Victory) (Rev.'R. E. Omark, pastor) Sunday school—2:30 n. m. Children's^ and Young People's classes and Adult Bible class to be taughli by the pastor. . Gospel: service—Tuesday at 8 p. m. with special music by Ludington talent and the message by trie, pastor. . ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (Pelton's Corners) (Rev. Lyinon E. Jones, pastor) Sunday sc.hQpl-r-0-30 a,, m. EngUsn •servlce£hT-0:45 a,. m. TRINITY "LUTHERAN (Victory) English Wrvlpe£-HU- a. m. L , , v ->f' . • * ' I ,.'" *# A -fir - /., The average horse-power of the automobile engine has increased 300 percent since 1920. More than half of the ethyl fluid used in gasoline is provided from a chemical plant at Wilmington, N. C., where ibro- mide is extracted from sea-wa- er. Mrs. Orve Pittard and son, Harry, plan to spend Sunday with relatives in Grand Rapids. They will be accompanied by Mrs. PetenNslaon of Ludington, sister of Mrs. Pittard. also Mrs. W. J. j Cook and Miss Evelyn Janousek i Mrs. Cook will remain in Grand I Rapids for a few days and attend the Eastern Star convention to be held in Grand Rapids next week. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gordon and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Estlow left Monday for the Upper Peninsula where thev will spend several weeks hunting. Mr. and Mrs. Chesley McFarland entertained Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. McFarland's sister, Mrs. Joe Pym, who leaves today for her home in Seattle, Wash., after spending a month here. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Don McFarland and Mr. and Mrs. Harry McFarland and children of Fountain. Mesdames Gus Sundholm, Alex Holmstrom, Lelander Johnson, Swan Peterson and Charles Skoog, all of Ludington, spent Wednesday with Mrs. N. Burg north of Scottville. Savings On Fuel Will Pay For Your Furnace Repairs! A furnace which isn't operating properly is an unnecessary and costly evil in your home. A few small adjustments will eliminate the dirt and mus«j which many people think they must endure . . . You'll find your fuel bills decreasing and your comfort increasing. Phone Us For Advice—We Enjoy Helping You! Holland Furnace Co. Phone 950 Office at 607 W. Ludington Ave. HERM ATMAN, Local Manager. I I * * v V v V $ v v * V V V V V V I if JMJ, t f ff * tf'fSfJf't** <i*«!i***«!»****** »S««!"8"!"5"i 1 *'I"J"S">#******+'S"5"S"i"! It's Fall i Party Time The frost is in the air—leaves are falling, pumpkins are turning nicely yellow— t YES IT IS 1 PARTY TIME Attention Stock Growers! ( NEXT AUCTION SALE WILL BE HELD Tuesday, Oct. loth Bring in your cattle, you always get the top market prices. Sale Starts at 1 P. M. JOHN FILBRUN SCOTTVILLE STAR SCOTTVILLE ••^ ** m ^ JfcWP TONIGHT AND SATURDAY DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM Why not have a swell fall party- ice cream, cake and everything. SchrinkY Velvet Ice Cream is by far the outstanding feature of any fall party GET IT FROM A SCHUINK DI « "Konga The Wild Stallion" —AND— —WITH— Fred Stone-Rochelle Hudson —Added— OUR GANG COMEDY and Chapter No. 3 Overland With Kit Carson Serial *' ' ' Shows 6:45-9:15. Admission 25c-10c MATINEE SATURDAY 2:00 p. m. ^ CMUren So-Ad.ults 15o Coming Sunday-Monday—-Lionel Bairrymore in "ON BORROWED TIME"—) 1,'gL.I'' J.

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