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Friday, October 13, 1939
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ff - THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, OCT. 13,1939. TH£ LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS • ' Trademark Registered V. s. Patent Office with which is consolidated the Mason County Enterprise of Scottville, Mich. e l er 2. e1 '5! lin «' * ave Sunday, at The Dally News Building, Rath Ave. ., MJfllnfton, Mich. Entered as second class matter at post office, Mlch., under act of March 3, 1897. ls «*e>««'»«ly entitled to the use for republicatlon of all *y 't or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the i* Wn' AH right for republlcation of special dispatches and I news item* 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 »t „, . TERMS op SUBSCRIPTION *fl.75 for ste ™Sths n: B? y M^fi r . lCT , 15C , »?, Wee £ .f ald in advance: $7.50 per year. WEATHER WON'T WAIT Wehavfe to.langh. Three days ago we started to pound «ont a little piece which we never quite got finished, about ^'August i It went something like this: October is traditionally a t.h when the "frost is on the pumpkin/' It is the year's |inOSt Joyely month, with a tang in the air and unbelievable 'colorings everywhere. Rut this year the temperatures, to Mate, have been more like August. On three successive faays new heat records for the month were set. Along with ^Unseasonable weather have come dozens of reports in Mason Bounty of roses, peach tree blossoms, violets and pansies, ftbirds nesting and such like, without end. Summer is all .right in it splace but its place is July, August and as much of June and, September as possible. October is a time when HUfirels not out of place inside. ; So today it snowed and, judging from temperatures at |he moment,, the warm-weather piece will never have to be finished. AS THE WEEK ENDS |" Fire Prevention week comes and goes, without very much • public attention. Behind the scenes, in school rooms, etc., 'there is educational stress and inspection work.' But the ^public at large, if it notes the occasion at all, does so hur- :ariedly and briefly. £ Saturday the week comes to an end, and we cannot let it drop without bringing to mind a remark of Wood row ;;Wilson. "Preventable fire." he once said, "is more than a private misfortune; it is a public dereliction." The nation's fire bill is enormous. It averages $33 per niily without including the sums spent for maintenance lot fire departments. The tragic fact is that most fires are Fdue to carelessness, unconsciously if not consciously. I So, before the week ends, it will be profitable to give ^One more moment of consideration to the occasion you so flmrriediy noted seven days earlier. One thing corrected |may be one fire prevented. Chief causes of fires at this sea- pson are defective wiring, defective chimneys and faulty j Cheating equipment. Thursday,, Oct. 11,. was Columbus day and today, Fri- f,day, Oct. 13, is a good day to watch youn step. ^ _. f ; . Beauty hint: *To remove wrinkles, soak. the prunes in [warn ^a't'er.' ; • ;;'•'. ' -;. ; •'/' '• ' : ' ' : . ; ; • .';•. •• •'. -."•'"': ''• ' ' '" *, | „' Cheerful people say Indian summer is still to come. .l h . , Signing petitions is ;ohe tiling the average person s .to like. It's- an inexpensive way of feeling m- \VhatGhiidren t .^ ' ..-..., ... Do Not Inherit By LOGAN CLENCANING, M. D. < A MOST valuable book is called yOU AND HEREDITY, by Amiram Scheinfeld and Dr. Morton D. chweitzer (Frederick A. Stokes lo., NeW York). The authors point "out that the effect of heredity has discussed at great length about animals, but very little has been tton which could be understood y the layman about heredity in man—in other words, you. |? I take the opportunity of e*cerpt- Ing certain interesting features of ytho volume. K - W.Hut we do not inherit: Our chil- are not affected by any change takes place within our body Imagine that you have a plastic statue of J. .. Dr., Clendehihg' .will answer •tions of general interest 7, 'and then only through i column. , and inside of it is a small, fly sealed container filled Ifmieroscopic Wsplicaa ^.^gupikwe, then, that ill of shape and enlarge of toe biff statue. Could you could con« Jeally enlarge all the f millions of little s,/ •; bound the feet of for centuries, and n*)* bftbte* are %*>; i • • rove your child's uraelf, Your ipith exactly "t even if their hereditary factors as if tht father were 16. Pass on Accomplishments? "Can I pass onto my child any of the accomplishments or improvements I have made in myself?" The answer is "Yes," you can pass 'on a great deal, but not by heredity — by training and environment Animula not of the same variety, but of recited kind, can produce offspring, but the offspring are sterile. The most familiar case is the home and the donkey, which produce the mule, but .the mule can produce no offspring. All human beings, however, are fertile with one another. The smallest pygmy and the tallest Nordic could produce a perfectly normal child, because all human beings regardless of race, type, color or any other classifications are, at members of the same species, compatible with one another. At the World's Fair they have » machine that solves all tho hereditary problems for a young cnupla contemplating marriage. A oma}] figure having the characteristics of the mother— blue eyes, brown hulr, etc. — is shown, and another uho-,»s the characteristics of the fathtr. Punch the button beneath thea« anJ soon there is a picture of what the child will look; like. Thus, you can eliminate all ch«nc«. QUESTIONS AND AN8WKR3 R. 0. N.; "I would Uk« .t« know when whooping cough is the most contagious." Answer : In the early periods. KDITOIVS NOTlTir Dr. Cl«nd«nln» *** - WRITTEN FOR AND RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION BTNUPH1B Guests at Hill House, a New England summer resort, are nmazcd when Dr. Paul Rutherford tells them that bla mother has been poisoned by a •mall drink of whiskey he thinks was intended for him. Among them are Sally Cordon, spending her first vacation there; her close friends, Rhoda •nd her fiance, Duncan: Dr. Paul's sister. Pauline; Coral Easton, Bruce Orton. Joseph Barry and Dr. Neal Peake and Josie Peake, children of Mrs. Peake, the proprietor. There has been some talk about "the spite fence. erected by Mrs. Peake's estranged sister. Miss Ivy Newcomb, near Hill House, and a recent prowler heard by some of the guests. CHAPTER SEVEN THE WHJSKEY was first poi- •oned and then stolen! I looked from one to the other. Dr. Paul's •tory was unbelievable. I opened toy mouth to speak, but Pauline forestalled me. "Poisoned! Mother! And it was meant for you. Oh, Paul," her arms were around him. She was sobbing on his shoulder. "Let's go home, let's go home." "We will, dear, as soon as we can," he told her, holding her tenderly close while he gently stroked her tear-bowed head. "But I don't want to move mother for a day or two. Also, and this Is important, I do not want her to know what happened. That is why I ask you to keep what I tell you • secret." "We will," I said firmly, "but tell us, Dr. Paul, why should you think anyone tried to poison you?" "For this reason. Every night Chloe brings me a bowl of ice, seltzer water and a couple of sandwiches. She puts the tray on that table where I have always kept my whiskey bottle." He pointed across the room to a table with the tray Btill on it. "Everyone knows that I, and I only, take a nightcap. Plainly the poison was intended for me." "But why—why?" I demanded. Dr. Paul frowned. "I don't know," he admitted. "Neal and I have canvassed every possibility and we can't even make a guess. Whoever tried to kill -Tie undoubtedly has a rtjason which he or she thinks a good one, but I am completely in the dark." "I have an idea," %xclaimed Josie. "And I," Neal added. "Don't you suppose this poison business was what the prowlers were about last night? It's queer, to say the least, two such things happening at once." With challenging eyes Josie looked at us. "It might be," Dr. Paul agreed. "But that doesn't get us any nearer to knowing WHO poisoned the whiskey. What's your idea, Neal?" "Suppose you were not the one for whom the whiskey was intended," began Neal. slowly. "This cottage corresponds to the one on-the other side occupied by Barry and Orton. Paul and I don't like Barry," Neal explained, glancing at us. "He's too smooth, he doesn't ring true, someway." I knew what Neal meant. I felt the same way about Barry, though I, had 'heard him say only a few words. • "One night, about a week ago, I heard him arguing with someone in his «ottage. The curtains were all down tight, so I didn't get a look at whoever was with him. It wasn't Orton. He was away all that evening. The argument was a hot one,, and with another man; I know that. It was too deep and rough a voice for a woman. Of course, I didn't listen—wish I had now." Neal's voice was disgruntled. "What's that got to do with my whiskey being poisoned?" Dr. Paul was honestly perplexed. "Just this. Suppose someone had a real grudge against Barry. A grudge so bad they'd try to kill him. They come sneaking in here at night to find him. They mistake the twt> cottages, and are frightened away by Mrs. Rutherford putting on her light The next night they come earlier, sneak into the house ana poison the whiskey. Barry has a bottle standing on his table' just as you kept yours. Mightn't that be the solution?" "It's an idea, all right. But it seema to me that, if I went out to poison a man, I'd be sure I knew where he lived. Not take a chance on a wholesale carnage," grumbled PauL "One thing I do know, m have no more food left here. I'll keep my whiskey locked up and go to the house for a sandwich when J-want one," Mentally I decided to hide my SCOTTVILLE News From Mason County's Second Largest City, Agricultural and Dairying Center MRS. FRANK BARCLAY, Correspondent (Telephone: Office, No. 1; Horn* 126-F-14.) home today- after spending a week with relatives in Milwaukee. They were accompanied to Milwaukee by a nephew, Albert Susek, who has spent the summer with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Hapner. Missionary Group Has Fine Meeting at Stephens'Home The Women's Fnrpitm Mission i drunkenness weakens the health ary societ? of the Nfethodl"* ancl shoi ' ten s life; drunkennes church met WedSlsdlJ Sfter-" I in . flame ? \ he P asslo » s alld brings noon at the home of Mrs. Rupert i m l^ yn , ± f v ^ vlthP T te ' oftol „ Stephens, West State street. L™P ubl 'C is invited to attend Mrs. J. Legault, the president.!" 16 s fil vices. conducted the business base his sermon on the following Bible text: "Be not deceived, drunkards shall not enter into the Kingdom of God." The sermon will bring out three points: Drunkennes debases and degrades a man; The creaking floorboards betrayed the silent presence. brandy bottle. It wasn't a pleasant thought that someone was snooping about the place dropping virulent death into bottles standing around. "Another thing," went on Neal. "I want to know where every one was tonight." "What good will that do?" asked Dr. Paul. "The whiskey could have been poisoned any time after 12 o'clock last night, when I took my last drink." "True enough," was Neal's reply, "but—someone had to be here tonight to steal the bottle of whiskey." "Good for you," exclaimed Dr. Paul. "I overlooked that part of it. What time was it when the bottle disappeared?" "I looked at my watch just before Josie and I started," I volunteered. "It was five minutes of 12 then." "I thought it was later than that;. Are you sure you're right?" queried Pauline. "Positive," I returned crisply. "Minutes can seem like hours, little sister, when one is going through what you were tonight," Dr. Paul said gently. "The whole thing boils down to this." Neal ignored our comments. "Every one at Hill House after 11:30 is a potential suspect as, also, is anyone who could have come in' from outside. I still think that poison wasn't intended for Paul." "I hope not," Paul contributed with a wry grimace. "It's not very flattering to feel that some unknown hates you bad enough to try to kill you." "Forget it, old boy." Neal. laid a friendly hand on his shoulder. "I'm sure I'm right." "Why do you set the time at 11:30?" I asked. "Are you positive the bottle of whiskey was here at that time?" "I'm not," Dr. Paul admitted. "I should say it was about 11 when we looked at the whiskey and I didn't notice the bottle again. Did you, Neal?" "No, I didn't. But Josie was here until I sent her to the drug store. That's why I said 11:30." "I wasn't here all the time, Neal," Josie quickly contradicted. "You sent me for mother first; then after that I went to the house and looked in the lounge window to see if I'd put the screen before the fireplace. I had, so I didn't go in." "It's getting more complicated every moment," mourned Neal, "but there's one thing we do know. That bottle of whiskey was here at 11 o'clock, so we'll take that as a starting time. Josie, you go across to Coral's cottage and find out what time she and Barry came home. Orton has been here all evening." "Yes, he was hanging around outside waiting for you to call him if you needed help. You have to include him in your suspect list. On the other hand, he may have seen the thief. You ask him and I'll go and find out what time Rhoda and Duncan came back. It's possible they saw someone around." Neal gave me an approving smile as I went out. I like that boy better and better. He doesn't get excited. I suppose his medical training has a great deal to do with that, and there is some quick thinking done under that wavy brown thatch of his. "This is a fine hour for you to *je out," was Rhoda's merry greeting. "A plague on you! You wouldn't come with Dune and me and here it is after one and you're still gadding about." "Mrs. Rutherford is sick," I explained, "and I've been over at her cottage with Josie and Pauline." "Oh. I'm so sorry. What's the matter?" "Probably something she ate," I guilefully answered. "She's better now. Dr. Paul says she'll be all right in a day or two, but it was a sharp attack." Rhoda nodded sympathetically. "It's too bad she had to be sick. I hate to feel mean on my vacation." "What time did you get back?" I asked the question as casually a* possible. "About half-past eleven. Coral and her boy friend were just parking his car when we drove in, and was she furious! That sweet drawly voice of hers was as sour and hard as a green lemon. I went over to your room and found it empty. Then I rapped at Josie's door and found she was out, too. So I decided you were together. Smoly hokes, am I sleepy!" "So am I," I promptly agreed. "But I didn't want to go to bed without letting you know I am safe and sound, for I rather thought you'd go to my room. See you in the morning, Rhoda." I went directly back to the Rutherford cottage, meeting Neal on the way and Josie at the door. I told my story and Josie said: "That checks with Coral's story. She saw them when they drove in. She went to her cottage and Barry to his, but he's been over at he* place since. Having a nightcap, she said. I hoped it wasn't the kind Paul had coming to him." And her sally provoked a general smile. "Orton did see someone around 12 o'clock, while the girls were away," Neal continued the tale. "He kept close watch over here all evening. The person he saw was outside the cottage because he saw the form against our lights. But it was so hazzy he couldn't tell if it were a man or woman. He thought it one of us and I didn't undeceive him. "And where does that get us?" asked Paul. "I move we call it a day." I was so sleepy that my head no sooner touched the pillow than I was lost to the world. Suddenly, as though I had been called, I found myself sitting upright in bed. I listened. Not a sound but the doleful wail of the foghorn smote my ears. I was just about to snuggle back onto my pillows when I heard something. It came again. A step overhead. The creaking floor boardr betrayed the silent presence. (To Be Continued) session, and plans were made to entertain the Standard Bearers and guests, at a special event next month. The organization was divided into four groups, with Mrs. N. Johnson, Mrs. Will Falconer, Mrs. i John Paul and Mrs. Leslie Bragg I as leaders of the groups. During the program hour reports of the Northwestern Branch convention, held in Grand Rapids recently, were given by Mrs. J. Jay Cox. Mrs. Cox told many interesting items about the convention. Mrs. Andrew Falconer and Mrs. Daisy Wheeler gave interesting readings on missionary work. Mrs. Ward Pratt concluded the program with* pleasing solo number. At the close of the meeting the hostesses, Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Don Parsons, served refreshments. The next meeting will be held Scottville Churches Ouster Churches at the home of Mrs. G. V. with Mrs. N. Johnson as hostess. Felt co- Unusual Film Has All-Woman Cast Headlined as one of the mast unusual films ever to come out ! of Hollywood, "The Women" with ' an all-star cast of 35 players headed by Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell, iMETHODIST (Rev. R. R. King, minister) Sunday schocj—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. Epworth League—6:30 p. m. FREE METHODIST (Rev. Ray Calkins, minister) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. Evening service—7:30 p. m. Prayer service—Thursday evening at 8 p. m. South Cu.ster: Sunday school—2 p. m. Preaching service—3 p. m. Prayer service—Wednesday at 8 p. m. GRACE EVANGELICAL (Rev. E. F. Rhoacles, minister) Sunday school—10 a. m. Morning worship—11 a. m. Young People's service—7:15 p. m. Evening service—8 p. m. Prayer service — Wednesday evening at 8 p. m. ST. JEROME'S CATHOLIC AND MISSIONS (Rev. Gordon Grant, rector) Victory: Mass—8:30 a. m. Scottville: Mass—10:30 a. m. ST. MARY'S A!ND MISSIONS (Rev. Wm. Vifesnoraitis, rector) Custer: Mass—8 a. m. Irons: Mass—10:30 a. m . CONGREGATIONAL (F. Clements, superintendent) Sunday school—10 a. m. CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN (Rev. L. H. Prowant Pastor) Sunday school—10 a. m. Preaching—11 a. m. FREE METHODIST (Rev. R. Calkins, pastor) Sunday school—2 D. m. Preaching—3 p. m. Meeting Planned to Elect Delegates FOUNTAIN.—A meeting will be held at the Mills schoolhouse on Friday evening, Oct. 13, at 8 o'clock. This meeting is called for the purpose of electing officers and delegates, who will represent the community in the administration of the Agricultural Conservation program of 1940. All fanners in this vicinity who are interested in the conservation program should be present to elect capable and qualified men to administer these programs for next year. Scottville Locals i Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dvmas opens at" the Star" theater "sun- j ar >d little daughter are expected dav for a three-day engagement. | -..~,~.-.~— "The Women" based upon the 4HH |^ Bll p VM ^ HHIHHHMHHIBMI stage success by Clare Booth j does not show a single scene in I which a man is present but nine- tenths of the dialogue is about ! imen. j I Dramatically turning the spot- i light on women, their lives and I I what they do with them, the i comedy-drama shows the fair sex in all her moods. It follows \ her in swank beauty salons, in ex- i elusive gown shops, in the pri- ; | vacy of boudoir and bath. It i ] thrusts at her inclination to gos- j i sin and lauds her ingenuity ! Ultra-modern settings, smart' ! clothes and a fashion parade add ! eye-filling beauty as a back- j i ground to the razor-sharp ; dialogue. : CANDY IS A DELICIOUS FOOD, ENJOY SOME EVERY DAY. ' We always have fresh stocks of candies at all times. MORRIS 5c, lOc to $1 STORE Are in Boyne Falls to Attend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hapner are in Boyne Falls today attending the funeral servcies for Mrs. Hapner's brother, George Smith, who passed awav Tuesday evening following a long illness. Mr. Smith, who was 76 years of age, is survived by his widow, four daughters, one in West Allis, WLs., one in Canada, one in Pontiac and one at home. He is also survived by the sister, Mrs. Hapner of Scottville, two brother? Waldo Smith of Custer and Thomas Smith of Fort Wayne. Ind. Waldo Smith is also at Boyne Falls attending the ser- j vices, which are being held there this afternoon. Until Further Notice We are not buying any more apples until the_j[tock we now have on hand is disposed of. Scottville Apple Products Co. Phone 63-J. Scottville, Mich. 'Drunkenness' to Be Theme of Sermon The subject of the sermon at the 10:30 o'clock Mass at St. Jerome's Catholic church Sunday, Oct. 15, will be "Drunkenness." The Rev. Gordon Grant will Menus of the Day the vanilla, yolks soda, buttermilk, utes. Fold and bake in 25 minutes pans fitted Cool. Frost For > «*!!* tor 10 •: u:i« v*mpM*l <hvlri<i, . vritX ». In «U»\v> of It *• St. fat By MRS: ALEXANDER GEORGE (Associated Press Staff Writer) Bettina Chop Suey Va cup chopped >/z cup diced salt pork I'/a cups cubed fresh pork 4 tablespoons flour k cup minced onions celery 3 cups boiling water >/4 teaspoon paprika 2 cups hot boiled rice Heat the salt pork in a large frying pan. Add the fresh pork which has been sprinkled with the flour. Cook until well- browned. Add the onions, celery and water. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Add the rest of the ingredients. Heat. Heavenly Devil's Food ','2 .cup fat 3 egg yolks, Hi cups granu: lated sugar 1, teaspoon vanilla Vt teaspoon salt 2',i squares ; chocolate, tpelted 2>/4 cups cake ' Cream fhi fat and sugar. Add beaten 1 teaspoon soda >/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk 3 egg whites, beaten salt, chocolate, flour, baking powder and Beat for two min- in the whites lightly a moderate oven for in two layer-cake with waxed papers. Frosting 1 square choco- i/ a teaspoon olate melted vanilla 4 tablespoons 1 egg, beaten cream 2 cups confec- ','2 teaspoon salt tioner's sugar Mix the chocolate and cream Heat until melted. Add the rest of tne ingredients. Beat well. Let .stand 5 minutes. Beat. Frost cake. | end. 10 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Carlson spent the week-end in visiting friends at Muskegon Heights. 5 Years Ago Mrs. Frank Lindenau left to spend two weeks in visiting in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Chicago. Visit Our Bargain Basement WASH SHIRTS, 33c All Sizes PENNEY'S IN THE NEWS 20 YEARS AGO Ernest Johnson, a student at Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, arrived to spend the week-end at the home of his parents on East Foster street. 15 Years Ago Mr$..ida.$/lcCandless motored to Saginaw to spend the week- Order Your Coal Now Before Winter Sets In Marne Lump, Furnace and Range. Also Pocono Lump. A A —A Au— —— VF ^^ ^^ ^^ ' Loading Livestock Every Tuesday. CATTLE^ CALVES HOGS Call us before you sell. .•_•_•_• ; Mason County Co-Operative Inc. Phone 34 Scottville. Attention Stock Growers! [ NEXT AUCTION SALE WILL BE HELD Tuesday, Oct. 17th Bring in your cattle, you always get the top market prices. Sale Starts at 1 P. M. JOHN FILBRUN SCOTTVILLE STAR SCOTTVJLLE ••F ^^ m ^Ji»^i» SATURDAY ONLY DOUBLE FEATWE PROGRAM ANNE SHIRLEY JAMES ELLISON Birtiri Rud.Mile Pure* I. M. Wr«ijd bv JOHN FAMOW. Pro<5 u c.d b» I08KT S1SK. Sc/tin Ploy by Oollon Iiumbo. Colored Cartoon & Passing Parade "Giant of Norway" —Added Attractions— THE RIDE 01 "OVfRUNB WIIH HI! CIWON' —Shows— 6:45:9:15 Admission 25c-IOc MATINEE SATURDAY 2:00 p. m. Children 5c-Adults 15c .. LAST TIMES TONIGHT— James Cagney-George Raft in "EACH DAWN I DIE" Added— Comedy-Cartoon«Serial Shows 6:45-9:15. Admission 25c-10c fc^WWS.^^^'^s - ^X»X-,^ > .^"..*' ,*''•*• ^».^- - *'W»-XV^». .^\^"S/'»W> Coming-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday "THE WOMEN" With Norma Shearer-Joan Crawford-Rosalind Russell ' >'

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