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Ludington, Michigan
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Friday, October 20, 1939
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\ FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 1939. THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN. PAGE SEVEN Social Security Will Trouble Your Children WASHINGTON—It is evident already that some surprises are in store for members of Congress and the public when they, begin looking behind the scenes into the pay-as-you-go scheme of social security adopted this past session. To a lot of people it looked like the answer to the treasury^ prayer to be able to increase benefits and lower tax- that level until another gener- atijn of congressmen comes up to deal with it. Then it will be their headache. * * * A Strange Situation Meantime a queer situation arises out of the scherae to distribute the pensions where they will do the most good. Under the new law a married man retiring at 65 gets additional money for his wife as es.- Congress did exactly that | soon as s he'reaches 65. Still But what has happened is that more ; s allowed for dependent the cake is being eaten now and a future generation of congressmen and taxpayers will have to decide how "much cake is to be eaten in the future. ' Under the old plan for social security, the monthly benefits did not start until 1942. Now they start January 1. Moreoyer, a lot of elderly people who couldn't expect anything out of it before are going to get a share under the children. For instance, a single man retiring at 65 after oaying taxes for five years will get $31.50 a month if his average earnings have been $150 a month. A married man whose wife is also 65 will get $47.25 in the same wage bracket. Yet they both pay the same social security tax. No matter how you look at it, it is a tax on the bachelors. And another thins;. The new system. They will get more i congressmen have put'uo bar- than they paid in. j riers against young women The reason for this is that | marrying old men to «r c t pen,o c ,,ctn,>, nf n ;„„ v— sions Experience \£th war pensions taught them to do that. Now a widow can't get her husband's pension until she, too, is 65. the system of financing has been changed. The plan for a birr! reserve has been abandoned.. Only n small emer- trpiK-y reserve will be built up. Thnt moans present collections from tho payroll tax will more than carry the present load for two or three years. Instead of the increase in ,, ., , ,-.-;--.--.•?- taxes dnp this year, the In- . le tnat some of it; ' stl11 remains Just an Old Barn? (Continued from pa RP • HERE'S WHAT BLITZKRIEG DID TO ONE POLISH TOWN ^ Loans to Tenant Farmers Come Back In A Hurry By DR. W. W. ALEXANDER Farm Security Administrator (Pinch hitting; for Preston Gro- the most important fact is that with FSA help. To the taxpayer, however, Are Co-Hostesses to Ladies' Society ST. MARY'S LAKE.—Mrs. Hat- jtie Hogenson and. Mrs. Anna Johnson were co-hostesses to the Bethel Ladies' Aid society at the. -.. Hogenson home Wednesday, Oct.*' l\ Jj| ver during his vacation.) | these people—chosen from one! Mrs. Beatrice Matson conduct- j WASHINGTON.—A few weeks of the neediest groups in the 1 ed the business meeting in the, iago the Federal Treasury re- nation—are repaying their j absence of the president, with ceived a check for $164.72 from [loans before the date due. In- 'Mrs. Hannah Johnson in charge i Wiley J. Langley of Jasper, .stallments totaling about $103,- I of the devotionals. i Alabama, who had been a ten- iOOO have fallen due; but al- I Mrs. Lena Beard and Mrs. I ant farmer nearly all of his j ready nearly $139,000 has been i Maizie Magnusson gave a report i life. j paid into the Federal Treasury. | on a religious meeting which she | You might think that $164'' j n other words collections i attended recently in Pentwater. ,would cause no great excite- have amounted to'135 percent ! The hostesses served a deli, mem, m official Washington— of maturities, because many of i cious lunchebn to their guests ; but the delivery of this particu- ! t ne borrowers are working ~vi°-- ! who included Mesdames Maisie | lar check was pretty important i orou sly to pay off their debt in ' Magnusson, Esther Birdsall, Han: fc ° Uncle Sam. It marked a ! advance. There is every pros- < nan Lundberg, Maybelle Schultz I significant milestone in the : pect that all of these tenant and daughter Shirley, C. Goos]governments effort to help purc hase loans will be repaid sen, Emily Johnson and daugh- i sharecroppers and tenant in £u ii, with three percent in- i ter Shirley, G. Pelton, Lucille j farmers buy land of their own. 'terest: and that the govern- Meisenheimer, Lena Beard, Mar. Langley was the first tenant , men t's attack on the evils of ! tha Charland, Hannah Johnson, in the United States to become • farm tenancy will not cost the ! Etta Eppinger, Helen Hogenson a landowner under the Bank- taxpayer a single penny. j and family and Nora McTaggart. head-Jones Farm Tenant Act. Aptuallv this re n a vment rec- Mis s Marguerite Magnusson of A little more than a year ^.Actually, t™,, 1 ^IS. r £H Muskegon. Rev. Moore and son he borrowed $3,800 to buy the \°l**^^$mSi*F$i the and Capt and Mrs. Otto Fricke 180-acre cotton farm which he ; cause me giea, majouty 01 tne . p en t wa ter had been operating as a ten-i Borrowers are payins for their ; ol Pentwater. ant for three years. At that i fa £™* ™ llh * nn ^ m ?v^,i me Jlf Eileen store y a »d Beth Rocke- time the 59-year-old farmer which are smallei than the f u f FU £ were week . e nd was heavily in debt; his chattel ! «"<; %„ "?S ^nESLS l \h«, ' B uest s °I Mr. and Mrs. C. Nehm. A Polish woman, carrying all her possessions on her back, gazes at what was the Polish village of Krzemienieo, Bombing planes brought this destruc- tion to the once-thriving- community. Frank Muto, noted war photographer, who was one of the last foreigners to leave stricken Polani, took this photo./ been nostooned intact after all these years. And the bene- At tnd of Road crease has three years. fits have been increased. More old For 60 years the building stood at the end of the road near the caused the water to rise three by 70 feet) for a straw shed. This leet above the normal level. The ' was used for 25 years before it rising water flooded the mill and i was taken down. The cellar was ^ flowed down the hill into the ! filled in with sand and later the , son old nroplo will get monthly at tne end of . tne roa . d near tne pensions than could have ex- ! lake and by right of first posses- poet ed them before Other old ' sion il is P artl y across the high- people who could have expect- I wav and lravel \° tne lake has bride. After an evening of games, ice cream and cake were served by the hostess, Mrs. Elmer Peter- seven-foot cellar under the store, i lean-to on the south that he had The men tried to fill some of the used for a wagon shed and for cellar with sand and recover the storing tools was torn away. But food stored there, but some of it the main building still stands was not recovered until later i like a monument to the past. ocl small pensions will get larger ones. * # # Don't Get Alarmed to detour around it. The front is years when a tub of very stale toward the east with a wide slid-! butter was found buried in the are covered The rooi Those present 'besides the honor guest and hostess were Mesdames Ruby' Jensen, Maurice Brown, Maurice Kistler, Kenneth Kibbey', Arlie Houk, Junious property was mortgaged; thei same v™?* 1 '''*- iviui-cuvci-, uuey i - Mr and Mrs wimam Hogen- house was badly in need of re- j a . re wonting witn a new en- | son were Dinner guests of Mr. pair. Mrs. Langley, who had r^"^ as ^., ran °,. n "^^P 1 .^ 6 ' "£~ | and Mrs. John Johnson Sunday. raised 12 children, was trying ^^Jhey aiewoiking loi , Mrs Nora McT ag g art of her best to make a comfort-| "^mfjyes instead ol foi an , Scottville spent last week witn able home with kerosene lamps absentee lanaioia. ' ' ' A Long Way to Go So far, however, a complete no an old wood stove, and modern conveniences. , _„ T° da y t he .Langleys have | solution"' f or " "America r s"Tarm friends and relatives in this neighborhood. August Lentz and Emi Lou Sorensen were guests of Miss paid off the first annual in- j tenancy problem is nowhere in I Florence Clemensen over the stallment of $164.72 on their i sight. Congress has provided | week-end. , elect to the government, and i for a gradual expansion of the : Mr and Mrs. Dean Lonsberry H 1 ey J 10 & e . fc ° re Pay the rest of iBankhead-Jones program to I of Muskegon and Mrs. Post and "" 7n m r less tlm? than the P° int where it will help Mrs Simpson of Pentwater were 40 years allowed them, j about 10,000 families a year to , recent guests at the C. Nehm has been put in , buy their own farms. Even if home. n OI CVT» t~ T'l ft it *T T^r»r« ! {• I* « 4-A11 «««*__ ~~*.,-JU.1«..__ the . ood condition, electricity has'the tenancy pro'blem were been installed—and the family | growing no worse, it would be ing door and two large windows. ^^ T In the old days a long counter Noboclv shoiifd "be"""deceived i ran alon B tne north side from debris. Marshall Butters was married to Maggie Arnott Oct. 1, 1884. He :ooi sags and the shingles I Hc k Elm ' er ' Peterson Sr Oliver If ]i X! n jr far better than it ever ,many generations before this overeci with moss Leak? Drake * vanNortwick, Ralph has before. [program could re-establish the VP«-;1 IF I P51 KC 1 n nlfl PP<s n11l. -- . . , - _ ^ , -, . . i . TTII Tl-» r.f nn r3 n f .*! _._!.! • _.* •» * f* n +- J rtt-i ' r. -P*-. »»wi rt»,n rt^-, -*-!-.„:.. ! Why, yes! It leaks in places, but still some good shingles cling to the 60-year-old roof held to- M H/^P 1 VHfl j * " • * V»»Wl*£i U11V. l*Vtl,At lit V*<-- A«.\-fill iV«J J»it*f^Cl»'- AA.^lt-u'bWJ -l^r V^ tl . A ( A \J\J A. O.AV- ; 1 •» 1 1 J The extra ; ° ne window to the back. Behind built a house for her on the hill | gether with long .strips ot board, AIIC t-Atlu i 4l ^ _ ._,,_! : i „! *i ,.*- i M_I: i 1 nv (Vi p nnil lir^lp^ nppnmo t.fin about tho thine money now Inter _. „_ viiivi The present tax of one"jbercent • ware a . n d other provisions, most j the path between the store and on emnlovee nncl one nercent i of which had been The house was mod- on emnloyor will carry through | acro - s s Lake Michigan from Chi- |ern in every way with lights and to about 1943. Then more old ! ca ^°- Tne nortn lean-to was j heat turnished from the mill. ' lilt* LIl 111 17 I HP PYr m *-'* * *- w niuw w i-u m\- ucvi-rw. -LJCHH ivi U u ij u CL * iw wot * vi. j.n_i wii unc-umi 1 - •-* \~ v Hi at is beinc nairi out' tne counter were many shelves just above the store building. | Jor the nail holes became too, will have to be made «n ' loaded witn merchandise, groc- In the yard at that time stood large and the wind threatened bv taxes of some kind eries - drygoods. clothing, hard-i two beautiful beech trees shading to lift them right oft the root< nits>fn«i4 4,,,. — * _ .* ! WfiPO nnH ntHor nrr\v i t-inn c ivinct > f }~\ r» nath hpt urpp>i HT P cfm*P oiirl UO 111 tllG VCl'V UCilk. Ot tllG TOO! ! . people will be entitled to divi- i fiilecl ! bailed hay and bags j The store and the house still get B fee d; the south lean-to con- stand on the same place where tallied barrels of salt beef and I they were built and have not dends than are able to thpm now. The present schedule" of P° rk , sugar, flour, cornmeal and j cha'nged so very much with the taxes then will be increased ! smoked meat. In the large earth | passing years, first to two nercent, finally toM cellar were stored potatoes, cab- j On August 27, 1885, at a quarter tliree percent. In fact the' base - turnips and other vege- past 12 o'clock at night, the payroll taxes will tflkp core of tables. The store was managed i watchman of the mill discovered : the whole load until 1954 if by young Marshall Butters and a fire in the center of the mill Up in the very peak of the is a small room built by,James Bockstanz when he wasx'a little boy as a dove cote for^is doves. These were given to turn by another Tallman boy/Glenn Willis. The little roora is still there. Memories. yes/Tyie building is full of them. /They lie in the shadows of the-' old musty walls, among the cobwebs. There are Instead of planting virtually 'nation's farmers on their own all of the land to cotton—as land - Mr. aiid Mrs. Elza Slater and family of Fern were Sunday callers at the James Hill home. St. Mary's Lake school is closed for potato vacation. Miss Eleanor Gifford, teacher, is spending Kistler', John Houk, Alice Hull. Holland Mallory, Jerome Jorri- ._ — , — .. r son". Bob Maynard and Ruggsig- most southern tenants do—j Unfortunately, the problem part of her vacation with her ,ger, and Misses Ruth Peterson, 1 Langley has embarked on a us growing worse. Nearlv half sister, Miss Leola Gifford, who • —. i _ _ _ i .__ i. . _ i fini! n fi v\lT^O'i*o ivi r\ P /-JiTm».nJf;«_i «. c «ii J.T-. _ £_ • A. i_ * * .__ !:_ — 4-4-«,-. J ;,-.->. /~i ^ «->4-«mi in 4-y-» i- „ rrtj-rt »V> .»-j V-i.) >C111U AVAifclO t ij J. b L4 Vi 1 A. VjU\^«.lJ^J*» t i — , - — -- *—i Rhea Jensen, Margaret Peterson | f ound Program of diversified ! farming which will protect his I soil from erosion, produce a and Ruth Brown. he Da S e . turnips ana other vege- past 12 o ciock at nignt, tne ^"^"B ^ ^y*^* x^^ic ^.^ ---~-~ ";'_;, n ," wr i," n rirpH ana canning 300 quarts of fruit ' Department of of tabl es. The store was managed watchman of the mill discovered i hopes and dreams and sorrows- o e who; P« s «la t wo hundred and vegetables. Mrs Langlev : officials are not if .bv voune Marshall Butters anri a fire in the center of the mill U"l 1^ there by the passing and twenty-five dollar check, m- has been able t.n sit n o g ^ ! S rn ,±1,- a "^ ,- of all the farmers in this'coun- try already are renters or ,. . , ~ sharecroppers, and the num- Vikino- troup of sirl scouts, | lai 'S er - more dependable in- I ber of tenant families is in-°me, and 'provide most of the i creasing at the rate of about family's food supply. Within i 40,000 a year. With its present the last year, for example, he j limited resources, the Farm Se- has raised 15 hogs and a beef; ! cur^;y Administration cannot »/ gallons of malosses, and 60 ! even halt the increase in farm . | Dusnels of potatoes; and his i tenancy, much less hela the R. J. Bell, who was arrested in I Sons 0 of" milk" produced l <™° i 2.800.000,, families who already arranged a progressive party for Halloween. They are going to call on all neighbors and friencls and demand "tricks or treats." is attending Central State Teachers' college at Mt. Pleasant. Japanese use chrysanthemums for salads as we do lettuce. The flowers are carefully washed before serving. Evart last week for passing checks without funds is the i have fallen into a tenant sta- By raising a large garden i tus and canning 300 quarts o'f fruit : Department of Agriculture under the circular saw; an alarm i y ear s. and the footsteps of men. Summit five years ago and was building was given at once but the flames I The beautiful old, old pine never apprehended. He will be lumber (suread rapidlv and in a -short time I trees—the bqomma; town, tne | brought to Ludmgton to stand ,..»__ • 11 i . . . i_ .i__ i • 11 I*P tlio ^-t i*i\ri n (v TQ i*m 01* OQ n n * r vi n I n t rov n P UP l"\7Pc 1 no r n 1VT.V the rates nre left' as in the two'assistant clerks. nowly-rnvised law, In 1954 Tne west end of the cither the social security bene- ne 'd the offices for the »umuti { .^^ U u m H .^...y «».« ... « .,^^^ m..^, , -. • , . - ., . , fits that people had been look- mill, with Mr. Arnott as head : the mill burned to the ground, i fire, the stuVmg farmer—each ! trial after he serves the thirty ins forward to will be cut down 'bookkeeper: here also were I One large log hotel went with the I one has ^ th f march of .prog-j days sentence for the last of—or Congress win have to an- , found desks for the sealers and mill but the fire did not reach ! less eac>f has lelt sometning in ' propriat<> directly froni the 'tft'ley men who kept account of the store or the other buildings : tne c \ u ^ ' jl .}^ e ° d building. And treasury. Thu IriMnv n ^,,«^« !„ i thp mmhov nnprntimie TT™ flnt Mn t.hp villnop Thp mill wns Tint. I "OW 1/lC Old lUlllOer IS IO De used 'Apple harvest'is in "ull swing. . *• * troasurv. The latter course is ' tne 'Umber operations. The flat Jin the village. The mill was not | nuw >nc om lumoer is to oe usea ^i any ap pi e s from this, commun- ex Dec ted. • i ground just west of the store was rebuilt .so the fire came almost I "f^ 1 - P 01 ' n aps lor a cottage ; j tv are n t -. m o; packed for the gov- It would riot surorise some j used fo '' railroad and there wa.s in the form of a calamity, leav- wjrere love and laughter, laiin er ' nmen t " ,jg of the inner circle if Congress Olie track that came right back ing the entire population of the Jt ^' lc '. coinage shall find .shelter Mrs. Frank Beebe called on never did allow the tax to eo °f the big store so that supplies village without, employment. /"' behind its protecting walls. ^j rs Elizabeth Curotl Friday however. A start has been t v,i . table Most important of. all, 'made, and they feel that it has the . , , the ramily s net worth has in- | proved to be a thoroughly ci eased by more than $600. i sound one, which involves vir- fjimiiar Gams Elsewhere itually no cost to the govern- i m j [ i. gains have been re- i ment. When the country is ported by most of the 7,000 i ready for it, the machinery is families which set up for a really large-scale other tenant of the inner circle if Congress never did allow tho tax to go to its limit of three oercent on three percent Some ouietly the threat of such a lond of pavroll taxes employe.!- and on emplovee. expected thnt could be unloaded into the store- hav e bought their own farmsteads m the last two years attack on the evils of farm tenancy. We Have All Kinds Of BIRD SEED and supplies for your pet bird. MORRIS 5c, lOc to $1 STORE shed. Steam heat was brought Few More Years S" The store continued to dojsusi- in i nes.s for a few more yegg's, but pipes underground from the mill ! linally Mr. Butters mowed the to the .store and in 1881 the com- j stock to Buttersville XThe big will compel Congress to raise iPany installed an electric gener- building stood idle urftil the Dan- the monev from general in-jator to .supply the store and other aher Lumber Co^Came to Tall- come or other taxes. Then will begin a squawk from another section. A lot of people such as farmers, farm laborers, small store owners and professional people are not covored by the social security retirement plan. Yet in time Congress will begin to have to tax them along with tho rest of us to pay those who are covered. And there will arise lobbies and more lobbies to correct that. And more and more people will got old age retirement. There is no reason for becoming panicky about it. It will cost lots of money—three to fivo billion dollars" a year in time. But it won't reach Entertains Group at Bennett Home- PELTON. DISTRICT pXMrs. James Bennett entertained the Long Lake Brethnm Ladies' Mission society OJK Wednesday, Give for Recent Bride S U M M 1 1. —A miscellaneous i Friday afternoon. Mrs. Curott is spending several months pt the home of her daughter, Mrs. Larry Kistler. having closed her summer h'o'me. Oct. 11. Annual elec ii i t._ ^ of officers resulted in, re-election of all officers. -It was decided to send four dollars to the African girls' school. The meeting opened with the song "Higher Ground" and the time following devotionals was spent in cutting and sewing. Mrs. Joseph Boxell will entertain the society on Nov. 8 .and members will tie (juilts. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andersen and two children of Scottville," Mrs. Monroe Stanley and twq children, Mrs. Mike Close,' Mrs. Charles Taylor, Mrs. Clarence Callesen, Mrs. Carl Callesen and son. buildings in the village with elec- jman to log ano/William Konkel | shower was given Thursday eve-. The worlds largest motor ve- tric arc lights. This was the first !put in a shin^fe mill. At this | "ing '" Jionor of Mrs. Emery; mcle is said Jxi be Berlin's jaun- system installed in Mason coun- ' — . - - - ty. Thus from a solid pine forest which Dame Nature took 500 time the meflorganized the Mac- ; Kinney Jr., a recent bride, at the dry van which measures 70 feet cabees aafl fitted up the upper i home of Mrs. Elmer Peterson: 6 inches in length, 7 feet in ' •***$*****$*$.>*.x«$.^.>$$$^ T FASHION NOTE FOR STYLE -MINDED MEN! In 1895. 10 years after the big 1 lire, the store building, the house ' „ „„„. „„., floor'o^the store for a lodge ' Jv. in Pere Marquette. Many width, and 11 feet in height. years to grow in the course of a i room" and put down a matched ; lovely gifts wer^ ^resent to thei an d ll feet in height. few months a growing, busy vil- } hardwood dance floor. lage came to life. There hav " '" " been many mill towns since ,th^#_ _. . ..._ days but none had the wealth land the adjoining mill property and prosperity of that Vhich were bought bv N. J. Bockstanz i came with the first crop of pine, of Manistee. Then came the al- On Upper Flaiir i most impossible task of .stump- \ Young Marshaliiutters and | m g kuh j ™ { ^ ^ t the clerks had jtheir sleeping i buildine he used for a hav barn rn0 "* 0 ^^^, f L°?5 ? f l h . e laVblla^drcowVrn^X west side he added a lean-to (20 ATTENTION Working- Men, Large Size OVERALLS 43c53c83c in our BARGAIN BASEMENT. PENNEY'S night whe^' Marshall went to ! Ludingtour'to visit his sweetheart j the twq clerks invited the rail- | road operator from the depot to I speufl the evening with them and ! wifcn the aid of one quart of whis- j Key they threw a glorious party j in the upper room. In fact they became so .rough with their fun j that they danced with their heavy boots on the top of the lovely new piano, the result of which Marshall fined them 20 dollars each to repair the damages. In the spring of 1880 there was much rain. So many logs had been put into the lake that it Defeated at Game Pelton school was defeated Wednesday, Oct. 11, by a score of 16 to 4 In a ball game with Banner school and on Thursday won from Lincoln Valley 13 to 3. Pelton players included Richard Hansen, George Hansen, David Firzlaff, Kenneth Rosenow, Richard Wahr, R. Budde, Bob Nicklesen and Teddie and Charles Thompson. Rev. Howard Helman and sister, Miss Bertha Helman of Onekama and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Asp of Manistee were recent dinner guests of the James Bennett family. Mrs. Joseph Savich is Improving after a serious illness. Miss Julia Savkh has gone to Detroitiy ,v CHICAGO'S NEWEST HOTEL OFFERS —Tub Bath or Shower in Every Room —Free Radio Loud Speaker —Circulating Ice Water GARAGE—With Direct Entrance to Hotel RATES from $3.OO Double $2.00 Single 400 Rooms—Fireproof HARRISON HOTEL HARRISON STREET (Just off Michigan Boulevard) ANDREW C. WEISBUKG, Pres. Edward W. Jacks, Mgr. Illustrated booklet sent upon request Under Same Management Los Altos Apt. Hotel—Los Angeles ( Cal. WARD WEEK ONLY! Sale! Girls' Snowsuits AH Wool! Cotton Kas/ia Lined/ Interlined, Too! S/zes 8 to 14 Buy NOW during Ward Week 1 Take advantage of the tremendous savings! Choose from 2 or 3 piece styles ... from gay plaids or solid colors ... from zippered or buttoned jackets! They're beautifully tailored... warm as toast...wear likoiron! Your Wen; Fall Shoes Feature Smooth Finish Leathers as Well as Rough Surfaced Types. ROBLEE STYLES JOLLY STRIDES $3.95 and $4.45 Other Styles at $3.45. STYLE NEWS FOR TOWN, , 7 tor country . . . for sport, for business—what type of shoes \vill be CORRECT this Fall? What are the campus favorites? What kind of footwear are you going to wear \vith your new Shetland, cheviot or saxony suit? If you're somewhat in doubt as to what's "right" in men's shoes, allow us to help you. SHOES treated by hand-staining . . . Grains from light thistle to heavy pebbled types . . . Special water-repellent tannages . . . Dutch boys . . . . Collegiate monk types^and scores of other styles—budget pViced! We Feature Quality Shoes and Correct Fitting The Central Shoe Store MONTGOMERY WARD lua-iUU E. Ludington Ave. „ Telephone 158 BROWN-BILT SHOES 104 West Ludington Avenue Phone 83 '"J '-i

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