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»ACE FOUR THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 1939. THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS Trademark Registered V. S. Patent Office With which is consolidated the Mason County Enterprise of Scottville, Mich. tt. "I" 1 * «*«'»»*, save Sunday, at The Dally News Bonding, Rath ATB. * 8l &i t S <llll * ton » " tlch - Entered as second class matter at post office, ngton, Mich., under act of March 3, 1897. **« Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republlcatlon of all - dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the news published therein. All right for republlcatlon of special dispatches and news Items herein are also resttved. 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 WRITTEN FOR AND RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION ™ . , *, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION n TS fnr °/ir mn£fj£ n: n By «5 a f7 ler , 15c "*'. week. Paid in advance: J7.50 per year, Sir- tz on fn?ri, «U?^ M /,"^ . In tradln 8 territory, paid in advance, &.00 per SEifn» fafrJi?L? x » l K? l I ths '.* 1>00 for three months; 35c for one month Outside fi month. year; $2 ' 50 for Canada and foreign, $6.00 per year. THAT KIND OF WORLD It very definitely is not our war going on across the Atlantic. But to any wlio believe we are likely to be permitted to occupy a comfortable spectator's seat, we recommend a reading of a speech delivered a few days ago by Assistant Secretary of War Louis Johnson. Drawing what he called "lessons from Poland," he gave. Some pointed hints on the price of preparedness. ..Experts in the past had thought we could consider ourselves well prepared on land, with 400,000 troops, regulars and, national guardsmen, lint, Mr. Johnson says, the most conservative estimate is that we need at least 000.000 ready for first-line duty "wholly equipped with all the necessary weapons and supplies." That will cost money. Before the present war started, our experts felt that 5.500 first-line fighting planes would provide ample protection— "but history was made last month and we must keep abreast of developments. We must have skilled operators to fly the planes, trained combat crews to man them, experienced mechanic* to maintain them, efficient, equipment to protect them, ample bases to support them experimental facilities t*improve them and men of outstanding | It " leadership to command them." That will cost more money. Experts had thought that, with a friendly Britain navy in the Atlantic, and our own fleet of equal strength in the Pacific, our shores were safe from attack of any source. In the words of Mr. Johnson: "There are men and women who look upon the oceans as allies, and upon another's navy as our first-line defense But the oceans are shrinking. The long range bomber is a growing threat. The far-cruising submarine lurks in our own waters. The navies of other nations are too busy with their own problems. We should depend on no one but ourselves. We should make ourselves so strong on land, sea and in the air that potential enemies will stop, look and listen before trying to invade our territory or to violate our rights as a nation or as individuals." All of which will cost a lost of money. For our part, we cannot quite subscribe to all of Mr. Johnson's fears, or rather,- we cannot subscribe to them to the same extreme degree. By time-space dimensions, oceans have shrunk, it is tme. For defensive pm-poses, their effective size has shrunk 80 pel-cent in the last 20 years. Even so, we cannot feel any great threat from the invader. . ty't it is a strange world in which we live, one in which the race for life, at least temporarily, has become a race of armament.. We ami for war and we arm for peace. It is a tragic mill-tread in which we dare not stop. It is so sense- le&fcas to be a nightmare. For peace must we spend ill-afforded billions— billions that should be available for constructive pursuits— just to rtoi-e the means of blasting out the lives and property of persons whose lives and property we do not wish to blast. Yet it seems to be that kind of a world in which we live, at the moment. The army and navy, Mr. Johnson reminds us, will go before the next session of Congress and present the bill for the first installment. So we might as well brace ourselves. If it is the kind of hoodwinking game to which we are committed, we can at least hope that, in the fervor, pur hand will not be, over-flayed. Let us bear in mind that it is a ridiculous, negative game, in which no one can ertTOPSIS Guests at Hill House, a New England Bummer resort, are amazed when Dr. Paul Rutherford tells them Jiis tnothe* has been poisoned by a small drink of whiskey he thinks was Intended for Mm. Among them are Sally Gordon, •pending her first vacation there; her :fo»e friends, Rhoda and her fiance, I'mncan; Dr. Paul's sister, Pauline; Coral Eastern. Bruce Orton, Joseph Harry and Dr. Neal Peake and Josie I'eake, children of Mrs. Peake, the proprietor. Not long after Josie dis- i-overs that someone has ransacked her room, she confides to Sally that she Is worried and tells her all about "the vplte fence," erected near Hill House l.y Miss Ivy Newcomb, estranged sister of Mrs. Peake. Josie is friendly with Alan Murray, who lives at Miss Jry'a. and that infuriates her brother. Noal. He likes Coral Easton. for whom .losie has no use. A dense fog settles iiround Hill House as some of the quests disruss the poisoning of. Mrs. Rutherford. CHAPTER FOURTEEN WHEN JOSIE asked If we had seen her mother, Rhoda answered quickly: "Yes. She went out the terrace door just about ten minutes ago. Before you came back," to Neal. "You didn't meet her?" Josie asked her brother. "No, but you can hardly see anything out now, it is so thick. Is there anything I can do, Josie?" "Perhaps. I'm working on the accounts; there's something I don't understand. I've been waiting for mother^ She said she'd meet me in the office at 8:30 and it's after nine now." "Maybe she's over at the Rutherford's cottage," I suggested. "She may be, at that. I didn't gr in, just walked to the door wit;: Pauline. Want me to see if she'r there?" Neal rose from his chair. 'No, will win. The ultimate in the ridiculous has been reached, would say, when nations have to fight for their 7-igh't keep out of war. wj to Officers Elected by Mason Grange Even a half hour with those confounded figures gives me the willies in this weather." a while and I'll go over them with you," Neal offered, reseating himself. A joyful smile lighted Josie's face. "Oh, Neal, will you? I do hate figures so." "I will. Run along and find mother and I'll be ready to help when you come back." As soon as Josie went out, Neal turned back to Duncan. "You don't approve of Paul's decision, do you?" "No," replied Duncan frankly, "I don't. But it is his business, or yours and his, so, if you both agree, it is nothing in my young life." "I don't know that I do exactly agree," conceded Neal. "But Paul worries so over his mother, that I yielded the point to help him out." "Is she very sickly?" asked Rhoda. "She seemed strong enough last year." "I've never examined her," Neal said slowly, "but Paul told me her heart is bad. So bad she'll go out like a light some day. That's why he was so terrified the other night. He does everything he can for her, and Pauline doesn't know what I've told yoy, so be careful what you say to her. I wouldn't have told you but, as we're all in this together, I feel you are entitled to know the trif'h. "Personally," he went on as though thinking aloud, "I don't believe it does anyone any good to be fussed over continually and shielded from every trivial irritation. But, perhaps, I would feel just as Paul does, if it were my mother." "Are you going to turn Tinker loose?" asked Rhoda. "I don't dare," confessed Neal. "If Sally," with a grin at me, "or I could be about all night, I'd do it like a shot; but I don't dare take a chance with so many persons roaming around. The house will be full in a day or so." "Then as far as I can see you're at a standstill," Dune said gravely. "Of course we cr%i all keep an eye open, but as we don't know what we're looking for, it won't do much good." "I asked Coral if she would move into the house. I used the prowler as a pretext. She doesn't know about the poisoning. I thought she could go into the wing with Sally; PHILLIPS Grange met SCHOOL.-^Mason Sautrday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Agens. During the business meeting the following officers were elected. .Master— Frank Beebe. Overseer — 'Henry Agens. Lecturer— Gladys Christof fer- : son, "• Stewterd — Clinton Parsons. * . Assistant Steward— John Houk. Houk. r — Einor Christoffer- Custer Churches ST. MARY'S AND MISSIONS (Rev. Wm. Veisnoraitis, rector) ICuster: Mass—8 a. m. Round Lake: Mass—10:30 a. "$fr * " .. ecretary — Rose Agens. fitekeeper— -Emery Kinney. wp— Mollie Parsons. Pomona— .Lillie Hoiik. ,pra— Alice Hull. iy»gwsistant steward— Maud ' the business swerved, Next meeting meeting ;; .Grange the newly i;|>e Installed. Spj.Jf:'' 1 - •'.'-• ••' Mallory "recently in- Wftter system in his ver is furnished by a drain which forces the the bank and to the it. Beatty but she flatly would rather refused. Said go home if she she m. CONGREGATIONAL (F. Clements, superintendent) Sunday school—10 a. m. CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN (Rev. L. H. Prowant. pastor) (Sunday school—10 a. hi. Preaching—11 a. m. FREE METHODIST (Rev. R. G. Calkins, pastor) Sunday school—2 p. m. Preaching—3 p. m. Tallman Mr. and Mrs. C. Verplank of Scottville spent Sunday at the James Goodman home. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bousman and phildren spent Sunday at the Eric Thome home. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Johnson visited the past week at the home of her sister in Fremont. Miss Helen Twining spent a week recently at Whitehall. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loper of Sugar Grove visited recently at the home of Mrs. Leper's mother, Mrs. James Goodman. Mrs. James Gpodman visited Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Erickson, of Victory. Miss Helen Wiliiams is recup- eratlng from. & recent illness. •- "*' couldn't stay in the cottage. I couldn't say any more, as Paul had particularly told me not to tell her what happened last night." "Why?" asked Rhoda bluntly. "He thinks she has a very nervous, high-strung temperament and the knowledge would frighten and worry her." "Bosh!" snorted Duncan. "That Menus of the Day "Oh, Alan," she cried, "Why have you come here?" By MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE (Associated Press Staff Writer) Roc. 1 'land Soup 1 cup sliced peas (or carrots cooked fresh) '/a cup chopped 3 cups water celery </ 2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons 3 tablespoons chopped onions butter 2 tablespoons 4 tablespoons minced flour parsley I'-j cups milk I 1 cup canned ' Cover and let simmer for 25 i minutes the vegetables, water and salt. Press through sieve and add to the butter which has been mixed with the flour. Add the milk. Cook slowly for 10 minutes. Serve in bowls. Top each with four cubes of bread that have been browned in a small amount of butter. Sweet Potato Balls 2 cups mashed >/ 8 teaspoon sweet potatoes cinnamon 2 tablespoons 1 cup rendy- butter cooked cereal ','« teaspoon salt (packaged) V< teaspoon 4 slices paprika pineapple girl's as level-headed as any I've seen in a long time. I'd say your friend Paul is straining at gnats and swallowing mountains when ?-e refuses to tell Coral Easton the truth because it would make her nervous; and on top of that he refuses to call in real help to prevent any such thing happening again." "Paul's a very good doctor, Dune," Neal said gravely. "If he thinks it best not to tell her, I agree." "Oh, heavens, Neal, I didn't mean to tread on your toes and, of course, if Paul says the girl is nervous, I suppose she is I'll take his word for that. But—if she is so nervous, how come she wants to stay in a cottage by herself? Not many nervous persons would want to do that." Neal only shook his head, expressing his own inability to answer Duncan's remarks. I was sure he was puzzled and worried by Duncan's outspoken criticism of Coral and Dr. Paul. Poor Neal. If he really were in love with Coral, his life wasn't all roses, that is sure. "Mother's not at the Rutherford's cottage." It was Josie's voice which roused me from my thoughts. "I can't think where she can be. She so seldom leaves the place without telling me first, in case I should need her and want to send for her." "Did you look in the kitchen?" asked Neal. "Yes, before I came in here the first time. Neal, I'm scared. So many queer things have happened lately." "Nonsense, sis." Neal's voice held a bantering note. "I'll make the rounds and find her for you. She's probably in one of the cottages talking to someone." Neal didn't seem at all uneasy over his mother's absence. Probably it was all foolishness, Josie being so worked up, but I could understand how she felt. I would have been the same. "L«t's all go look," suggested Duncan. "That is, Josie, if you really are uneasy." "Oh, I suppose I'm playing the baby as Pauline did last night. But I keep thinking—suppose something has happened to her—as it did to—Mrs. Rutherford?" "Come on." Duncan rose quickly. "I'll go outside with Neal. You girls go over the house and we'll meet here again as quickly as we can." Josie leading the way, we went into every room in the main house, wings and kitchen ell. We looked into each bathroom, peered into every closet. Josie's nervousness communicated itself to Rhoda and me. We were both expecting the worst. I can't explain why, but I was, and Rhoda told me later she felt the same way. When our tour 3 tablespoons melted bacon fat. Mix together the potatoes, butter and seasonings and cinnamon. Shape into six balls. Roll in the cereal and top each pineapple slice spread with bacon fat. Place in a shallow baking dish and bake 15 minutes in a moderate oven. was over, with nothing to show tor it, I didn't know whether to feel more scared or relieved. Back to the lounge we went, and had scarcely entered the room when an imperious rapping sounded on the front door. I was the nearest to it, and at Josie's gesture (she turned whiter than before at the sound) I opened it. Outside stood Alan Murray. "Is Miss Ivy here?" he asked pleasantly. Josie pushed by me. "Oh, Alan," she cried. "Why have you com* here ? Neal will be furious." "Mother sent me to ask if Miss Ivy is here." He repeated the words as though he did not know what else to say. "Miss Ivy! Here? You know she's not. Can't you think up a better excuse than that?" Josie was half laughing, half crying. "I'm serious. Josie." Alan's face a worried air. "Miss Ivy told mother she was coming over here to see your mother. That was over an hour ago. She said she'd be rig'it back, and mother got nervous when she didn't return." What in the world was the matter with everyone, I thought. Here we were fussing over Mrs. Peake's absence on what was probably a legitimate errand and across the spite fence Mrs. Murray was affected the same way. "She isn't here," said Josie. "She hasn't been here, either. I'm sure of that. Why was she coming here, do you know?" "No, I don't. I'll go back and tell mother. I'll see you—" The rest of his words were lost in a soft whisper to .Josie as I turned away. Of all the queer things which had happened at Hill House, this was the queerest. One glance at Rhoda's face showed me that she was as dumbfounded at this turn of events as I. Josie was closing the door when Neal and Duncan entered. Their faces revealed their lack of success. When she told them of Alan's errand they could scarcely believe her words. "Why on earth would she come over here?" demanded Neal. He looked sharply at Josie. "Are you positive that was his real reason for coming?" Suspicion was In his voice. Again I intervened, and again I got away with it. "I'm positive, Neal. I talked with him first." "Let's all go out and look around the grounds," suggested Rhoda. "It's so thick you can't tell a shrub or a tree from a—" Dune was declaring as we went out the terrace door. His words were cut short by an outburst of furious barking from Tinker, ending in a high prolonged howl. (To Be Continued) of 816 East Ludington avenue spent the week-end in Milwaukee. SCOTTVILLE News Prom Mason County's Second Largest City, Agricultural and Dairying Center MRS. FRANK BARCLAY, Correspondent (Telephone: Office, No. 1; Horn* 126-F-14.) G. Eastman Talks Bef ore PT-A Group on School Lunches The Scottville Parent-Teacher association met Thursday evening at the school gymnasium with a large attendance. Miss Gertrude Eastman, county school commissioner gave the main talk of the evening. Miss Eastman talked on "Rural Hot- Lunch Projects," suggesting that this period at the noon hour could be made an educational feature as well as providing a warm dish for the children. She suggested the study of table etiquette; letting the children help plan changes in the menu; using the sacks which had contained the food supplies in making table covers and aprons, and in many ways supplying something educational as well as nournishing for the pupils. Miss Hulse and Mr. Tanner gave a clever playette "Convincing Father." Two musical numbers were given by Frank and Albert Rakas, with piano and accordian; a piano solo by Jacqueline Briggs and a violin number by Tommy O'Hearn were also enjoyed. The Fifth grade won the during the program hour. The topic of the day was "Building the Kingdom of God." Mrs. Cooper read a splendid article on the topic and Mrs. Erne Taylor gave a fine talk on the work done in the foreign countries on building the/Kingdom. During the business session it was voted to have a baked goods sale at Scottville Saturday, Oct. 28. It was also voted to have the annual fall supper for members and their families on Thursday evening, Nov. 16, the regular meeting date. The society also voted to donate $25 toward the traveling expenses of Mr. and Mrs. Erne Taylor on their return trip to Africia. At the close of the afternoon the hostessess, Mesdames Katheryn Fredricks, Jay Cooper and Martin Andersen served coffee and fried cakes. verse district, to be held at Traverse City on Tuesday. Bishop Edgar Blake will be in charge and a splendid program is being planned for the entire day. The meetings are being held in the Central Methodist church of that city. Wayne Wood begins school Wednesday, Oct. 25, at General Motors Institute, FJ'nt. He spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wood of South Custer. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Johnson and daughter, Marcia, "returned to their home at Covert after a few days at the Frank Claveau home. Local Group to Be Host to District The Epworth league of the Methodist Episcopal church will be host Sunday evening to Sub- district group, made up of the Epworth Leagues from Luding- Freesoil. Rev. Rayle of Freesoil will be the speaker of the eve- count, it was voted to supply , milk for the children this winter. This will begin as soon as cold weather sets in. Invitations will be sent out to parents of rural children at- j tending school here, to be pres- j em at the November meeting. The committee in charge of the November refreshments will include: Mesdames W. I. Sanders, B. Myers, John Biegalle, J. Leach. Elmer Slagle, Joseph Blundell, George Ferris. William Weippert and Carl Quinn. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Orth, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bosworth. Amber Society Election of officers at the Amber Missionary .society meeting Thursday afternoon, resulted in most of the officers being returned to their former work. Mrs. G. V. Felt was elected president: Mrs. Walter Gowan, vice president; Mrs. LouLs Grassa, secretary and Mrs. George Chilberg. treasurer. Mrs. Elmer Peterson, program chairman, asked to be relieved of her work this year and Mrs. Jav Cooper was e'ucted to that office. Mrs. Vern Danielsen conducted the devotional period and also favored with a solo number mo- Smith and Ora Smith Sr. tored to Hesperia Sunday. Herman Flickinger aiid family of Scottville were visitors at the Ora Smith cottage Sunday afternoon. meeting. On Sunday morning the Rev. R. R. King will conduct the installation and consecration service for the officers and teachers of the Sunday school, at the morning service. This service has usually been conducted at the Sunday school hour, but this year Rev. King ! will conduct it during the service 1 hour. "Too often parents think they are doing a service when they -send their children to Sunday -school. But it i.s just the other i way. the church is doing the I parents a great service by taking them in and teaching them." the pastor said. Rev. King will speak along these lines in his Sunday morning service. Harmony Grange to Elect Officers Harmony Grange will hold its i an.'iual election of officers Tues- , day; evening, Oct. 24, at the Har- i r moriy Grange hall. All members ! are urgently requested to be I present. ; Scottville Locals j Mr. and Mr.s. R. C. Orth are en. tertaining Mr. Orth's parents, : Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Orth of Petos: key for a few clay.s. i Rev. and Mrs. R. R. King -incl , other members of the local j church are planning to attend ! the meeting of the Grand Tra- A Message from The Cat Dear Folia: * I'm coming to your house! And I hope you like me « well n I'm going to like you. Most every where I've been I'm considered a most entertaining guest— that's because I like being laughed at I guesv Anvway, you can be looking tor me Starts Monday, Oct. 23, in the Ludington Daily News. . The Greeks had only a given name and no surnames, so parents were very careful in selecting names which really would distinguish their children. .-: BUYING THIS SIMPLIFIED OIL HEATER It's America's oil-heating sensation, the Estate Oil Heatrola. Bums low-cost furnace oil. Has no wicks, no moving parts. Has a double-chamber bowl burner, and the famous Intensl- Fire Air Duct that turns waste into warmth. Be Wise! Buy Our Coal and Save Our Quality Coal Is Always Dry, Always Fresh from the Mines and Shipped by Rail! WE AllSO SELL COKE. L.A. Hawley 1 Phone 207 &Sons STAR SCOTTVILLE •^•^ ~* * ^*flBk^^ Sunday-Monday-Tuesday IN THE NEWS 20 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Peterson left to spend a few Grand Rapids. 15 Years Ago Mrs. Smith Hostess to Blue Apron Club j WALHALLA.—The Blue Ap- I ron club had its annual fall out- i ing Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, j at the home of Mrs. Ora Smith at Long lake. A business meeting was held, the remainder of the afternoon being spent visiting. A delicious potluck lunch was served. The hostess was presented with a lovely gift. The new concrete bridge over the south branch of Pere Marquette river on M-ll was opened to traffic. 10 Years Ago Miss Mary Camilla Boone appeared in the opening of "East Lynn" presented by the Grand Rapids Civic Players. •• 5 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. M. j. Dahringer days in j Those present v/ere Mesdames | Jess Smith and daughter, Don!na; George Mallison, Joe Hron- I ek, Henry Englebrecht and daughter, Virginia; Perry Beebe, George Lorenz, Earl Johnson, Arthur Peterson and Elsie Waite and Mrs. Ora Smith Tiost- ess. Guests at Mrs. Phelan's resort are John Calvin and party of Lawrence and Mr. and Mrs. Gale Peoples, Benton.Harbor. Mrs. Ida Snyth, -Mrs. MoKenzle, Jay and William Wid« range of etylet, sin«t, • prices; convenient terms. W. E. Reader and Co. Custer ADVENTURE IN HISTORY! —Specia 3 STOOGES Come My., Colored Rhapsody Cartoon and FO3 EVENINGS 7: The Jones Family in "Quick Millions Added Attractions— L MOVIETONE News. 00-9:15. Admission 25c-10c MATINEE SUNDAY 2:30 Admission 20c-10c LAST TIMES TONBGHT—Double Feature Program in Roy Rogers "Arizona Kid" u—Added Colored Cartfiobn-Traveltalk-Serial Shows 6:45>:&5. A,d|»ission 85c-10c

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