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Ludington, Michigan
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THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 1939, THE LUD1NQTON DAILY NEWS Trademark Ref istered V. 8. Patent Office With which is consolidated the Mason County Enterprise of Scottvilie, Mich. ed every evening, sure Sunday, at The Dally News Building, Rath Ave. Sty Lndlnfton, Mich. Entered as second class matter at post office, a, Mich., under act of March 3, 1897. Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republlcatinn of alt lISfMtche* credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the —I ttew* published therein. All right for republlcatlon of special dispatches and ttetl new* lt«ms herein are also reset red. MEMBER OF Associated Press Audit Bureau of Circulation ii ____ Inland Daily Press Association RUMORS AND REJOICING We have often thought of what a really pathetic situation was revealed a couple of weeks ago when Berlin staged such an impromptu, nnd entirely misguided, celebration over the fuke report that an armistice had been signed. News accounts, told of wild rejoicing which spread in a few hours to every comer of the city, all based on mere rumors that the Chamberlain cabinet had fallen in London Snd that.the Duke of Windsor was about to succeed King 1 George on the British throne. Pathetic, because it revealed two things about the Ger man people—or, for that matter, about those of any other of the nations now at war. First, they have miserably little and jnaccurate knowledge of what is happening. Such "news" as reaches them is a one-way blast from the propaganda ministry, containing about as much reliability as might be-garnered from an insane asylum. Second, it shows their great will for peace, a hunger and a longing so great as to lead to unbridled joy at the slightest, most remote inkling of probable peace. How sadly are the people deceived by their own rulers. Flabbergasted and embarrassed by the response of its peo- | pie, the Xazi government quickly blamed the false reports 'Z on a sinister plot of the British secret service. That seemed unlikely. It is the Nazi's own propaganda—the effort to create expectation that Britain and France would grab at the first opportunity to back out of the war—that prepared the German people to believe incredible things. Perhaps there is also a gleam of hope in the incident. As the German people learn that they are being deceived by the propaganda mill, and that peace on Hitler's terms is not quite as certain as the German rulers would have them believe, the will may grow among them to seek peace on any reasonable terms. If that will becomes strong and if people of the other nations begin thinking in similar terms—ready to join hands above the empty vindictiver.oss of present war aims—then there may be occasion for celebrating a real armistice. Value of Massage In Treating Feet WRITTEN FOR AND RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRES^ ASSOCIATION ByJLOGAfl CLENDENWG, M. D. -EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Clondenlng today Inaugurates B new policy in bl» column. So that b« will be able to an- *w«r more of the many medical question* sent him by readers, he will occasionally devote his entire column to a discussion of these problem*. Foot Massage DO THE .machines to manipulate feejt do any good? ; , • ' Certainly. Massage ia a well-established jirinciple of medical treatment. When I was a.t the San Francisco Fair recently I thought one day my feet were going .to drop off 'from- sheer-, fatigue. I stopped at Dr._ Cieridening will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. • onti of those machines, put my feet on a platform and a dime in the slot and got such a shaking as I haven't had in years. Afterwards I felt as spry as a ten-year-old. BTNOPSis Mrs. Peake, proprietor of Hill House, New England summer resort. Is found murdered by the "spite fence" erected near her property by her estranged sister, Miss Ivy Newcomb. Previous to the murder the guests had been concerned about the poisoning of one of their number. Mrs. Rutherford, who recovers; strange sounds of a prowler on the property, and the ransacking of one of the rooms. Those at Hill House besides Dr. Neal and Josie Peake, children of the dead woman, are Sally Gordon, spending her flrst vacation there; her close friends. Rhoda and her fiance Duncan: Dr. Paul and Pauline Rutherford, children of Mrs. Rutherford; Coral Easton, Bruce Orton and Joseph Barry. Josie is friendly with Alan Murray who lives at Miss Ivy s. and that infuriates her brother, Neal. He likes Coral Easton, for whom Josie has no use, CHAPTER SEVENTEEN THE SOUND of those motor cars : was what I had been waiting for. I went to the door and threw it open as racing figures loomed out of the fog. Some were in uniform, some not. One halted the others with a gesture and, alone, came to the door. His face was stern, his voice abrupt: "Chief of Police Forrest you sent for me?" "Yes. This way, please." I could be as curt as this big man in uniform. Yet under his crispness I sensed a trace of gentleness. Without stopping to get my sweater, which I had put to dry before the fire, I led the way across the lawn, around the bridal wreath bush at the beginning of the shrubbery and down the walk beside the spite fence. Against me the fog blew damper and chillier than before. Involuntarily I shivered. The chief stopped short. "You're cold. You'd better go back to the house. We'll find—it—if this is the way." "No." My teeth were chattering, but I started on. "I've something to say." "Right! Say it." The big figure by my side was going through a surprising series of contortions. The next thing I knew, his raincoat was wrapped around me. "It will, at least, keep you from getting any wetter. I'll send one of my men back to the house with you and he can bring it back." A big hand grasped my elbow, steadied my wavering footsteps. "You were going to say—" In my heart a little bird burst into song. I could have hugged every one of those men. I wouldn't have to walk back to that house alone. One of the men was going back with me! Chief Forrest's words snapped reality. me back to grim Concerning the foot doctor in Canada who treats all ailment* by simple momentary manipulation id the feet, an orthopedic friend of mine heard so much about him that he decided to go to consult him in- j cognito. When he left home he was scornful. He returned, if not completely converted, at least partially convinced. He walked into another orthopedic surgeon's office and said he would show him what the doctor did. -'•• .'. , "Take off. your shoes," he instructed. ; /.. • ''But ther.a js. nothing the matter with my feet." "That's" what .you think." He grasped a ;foot in both hands —he ••had been an intercollegiate wrestling champion—and moved it violently in all directions. It hurt, but the strange part was that although the doctor had opt previously been conscious of any dissatisfaction with his feet, they felt better for at least five minutes. "You were going to say — " "Dr. Paul and I found her." I gulped loudly. I couldn't help it." "I'm sorry." The chief's voice was surprisingly soft and gentle. "That is never a pleasant experience." "When you've finished down here, may I speak with you? I'm new here — I only came yesterday— but I know a few things. I think I can help." My words tumbled out as jerkily as the motions of a marionette. He may think me crazy, ran my thoughts, but I don't care. I was willing to do anything, go through anyljhing, to help Josie and Neal. •His strong fingers pressed my understandingly. " You're just ' the one I'll want to see. What is your name?" "Sally Gordon. I called your office." I stopped short. I could see a ray of light bobbing ahead. "The light Is where — she is. I won't go any further unless you wish — " "You've done finely, Miss Gordon. I'll be asking for you later. Haines, take Miss Gordon back to the house and bring back my slicker." I stepped to one side and waited while one, two, four, six men filed by me. As the fourth went by he seemed to me to be familiar, someone I had seen before. But I couldn't place him, and when the seventh and last stepped out of line to my side I forgot the other. As gently as the chief had done, Haines took my arm and guided my stumbling steps. I was unspeakably weary. Hill House seemed i. mile away. Don't anyone ever try to tell me that the police are heartless. No one could have been treated nicer than I was that night. At the door I handed the chief's slicker back to Haines and went inside. The room was empty; It struck a chill to my jittery nerves. But I couldn't give up now. Josie had said she would leave everything in my hands. What should I do? I started for the kitchen, switching on each light as I went, and leaving them burning. No -dark corners for me tonight! I went to the foot of the stairs and called to Chloe. She heard me at once and came down. "Yes, Miss Gordon. What can I do fo' yo 1 ?" She was calmly gentle and smiling as when I first saw her. One glance at her face, unless she was a better actress than I thought, revealed her ignorance of what had happened. "When did you come home?" I asked. Josie had casually mentioned that it was Chloe's night out. She looked at me as though wondering by what authority I asked the question. "I jus' this minute got in," she said. "Why?" As I did not answer, she asked again"Why? Is somethin' wrong?" I stepped forward and laid my hand on her shoulder. "Yes, Chloe " I said slowly. "Something is terribly wrong. Mrs. Peake is— " "Dead! Miss Peake dead! Oh, no Miss, I guess yo' is jus' funnin ' ain't yo' ?" Then, as I did not speak, she stepped backward and sat down hard on the nearest chair. "Yo' reall " Yo' really mean it," she said dully. "Miss Peake dead! What happened, Miss Gordon? She was all right when I went out jus' befo' nine. I saw her outside talkin' to Miss Easton." "She was—was—somebody—" I couldn't say the word. She was up and at me like a human cyclone. Fury blazed in her eyes. Her grip on my arm was like an iron band. She thrust her brown face into mine. "Yo' mean—" She hissed each word in a vindictive way that made my flesh crawl. "You mean somebody KILLED her?". I nodded. It was no use for me to try to speak. My throat had closed up. "I've worked here fo' Miss Peake fo' six years. She was the finest white woman I ever knew. I'll do my anythin' to help find who done it." She went off into a long tirade in Portuguese which I couldn't understand. of source materials. He also acknowledges the fact that Dr. Leonard has the finest Collection of railroad information of the day. Dr. Leonard, with Mrs. % Leonard, the former Margaret Mc- committees for the entire year. The followmg committees ij0r% appointed: <u-}' :„% • November, a community family supper—Mrs. William Bradshaw, Mrs. Mrs. Laurence Roy Outcalt, Johnson and Menus of the Day A Balanced D/ef What would you consider a balanced diet for a day t BREAKFAST: Orange or grapefruit Oatmeal with cream, sugar Eggs, bacon, toast Function of Food Vitamin C. Quick energy in sugar. Energy. Vitamins B and D. Calcium and iron. Protein. Energy. Iron, calcium and phosphorus. Vitamins A, B, D. Energy. Coffee aids the circulation. Breakfast calories—800. LUNCH: Chicken salad sandwich Coffee, cream and sugar Glass of milk Stewed fruit SUPPER* Soup Steak Potatoes Green vegetable Bread and butter Apple Pie Coffee or milk Protein. Energy, easily digestible. Vitamins and minerals. Protein. Energy. Vitamins, calcium and phosphorus. Roughage, Lunch calories—500. Increases appetite. Protein. Energy. Minerals. Vitamin G. Energy. Starch, vitamins. Roughage. Vitamins. Minerals —iron, manganese, calcium. Energy. Vitamins B and D- Energy. Roughage. Supper calories—1,000. of 't tannWaeid treatment rteom- (for burnt and whyt ;|n-««rtain types of burns *" lotion.of tannic acid is e, and the treatment of .. „« to the Introduction of litm«nt, in 1925, burns in- i WWm one-third of the i were invariable, fatal. Meld treatment lives t bum Involving half i^->-( M- — *~'^\ the - -,.-- -., -»<rr-it- " #*+W^ '<* tofaad to the wUnjp 1 —the Amount of se- into found that plasma may be lost to the extent of 60 per cent of that normally in the body. The tannic acid seals" the burned area and prevents this loss. A five per cent solution of tannic acid in physiologic salt solution, or Ringer> solution, is sprayed on the burned area with an atomizer. EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Clendenlng hu wven pamphlet! which can b* obtained by r«*d*n. Etc.* pamphlet Mil* tor 10 ccnta. For M»r one pamphlet dwlred. MD d 18 c«»t. to coin. »nd a Mlf-addrewtd envelop, •t»W»«d wM>.» three-cent »tamp, to Dr. • Clendenlng, to ear* of thta paper ;pW«t» are: "Three Weelu' Redue. <r nodlgeatlot, .nd ComtlpaUon", ' and Oalnlot". "faUut -- jt By MRS. ALEXANDER GEORGE (Associated Press Staff Writer) Buckwheat Cakes 1 cup flour sugar 1 cup buck- 2 eggs, beaten wheat flour l% cups sour 1 teaspoon soda milk (or 1 teaspoon salt buttermilk) 4 teaspoons 3 tablespoons granulated fat, melted Mix the ingredients and beat I until smooth. Pour from a pitch- i er or drop portions from a large spoon onto a hot greased griddle. Bake until well-browned underneath. Carefully turn. Serve hot with syrup, honey or jelly. Boston Cream Pie Clover Leaf Club Has Interesting Meeting at Fred Reek Cottage vanilla U uaspoon lemon extract 3 tablespoons Jelly (any tart flavor) 3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar the granulated 2 baked layers plain cake '/a cup granu- I lated sugar \3 cup flour '/B teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon Mix together 3 ugar, flour and .salt. Add the eggs and milk. Cook in a double boiler until the mixture becomes very thick and creamy. Cool. Add the extracts and spread on top of one of the baked cake layers. When "set" cover with the other layer. Spread with the jelly and sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar. FOUNTAIN.—The Clover Leai club enjoyed its last meeting in October Thursday evening, Oct. 19, with Mrs. Fred Reek at the Reek cottage at Ford lake. The president, Mrs. Maybel Smith, conducted a short business meeting after which one- half hour was spent singing new songs. Goff, as lesson leader, discussed the Woman's i National party. In part Mrs. Goff said the party was founded by a Quaker, Miss Alice Paul, in | 1913. Miss Paul is chairman. In I 1920, through the efforts of this party, woman's suffrage was granted. An International conference was held at Lake Gene-1 whose views were IN THE NEWS 20 YEARS AGO Mrs. S. M. Snow left for Adrian to attend a meeting of the board of directors of the Eastern Star orphans' home. ••Chloe," I said gently when her outpouring stopped, "I hate to trouble you at this hour, but Miss Josie has asked me to take the helm for a while. Do you think you can make some coffee and maybe some sandwiches. Miss Josie should have something hot to drink and—there will be a lot of other* here shortly—" I couldn't go on. I just buried my face in my hands and struggled to regain my composure. A soft hand patted my shoulder. "Don't yo' take on now, Miss Gordon. I 'speck yo're the only one that pore little girl can depend on. I'll look after things here. I'm Portuguese" (with a proud lift of her head) "an" we never let our white folks down." The hand was withdrawn and I heard the rattle of dishes. T raised my head and looked. Chloe, the silent tears dripping down her cheeks, was going methodically about her work. I would take a lesson from her and do the same. j As I went out the door, her soft ; voice called after me: "Miss Gor- j don, I'd 'predate fo' you' to leave • the lights on." I And I was shamed by that exhibition of quiet courage. Back to the lounge I went. It was still deserted. I poked up the fire, ! threw on a couple of logs and sat i down to wait. But sitting quietly was not for me. I paced restlessly back and forth across the room until the door swung open and a perfect mob poured into the room. Neal, deathly white and shaking, 'was supported by Dr. Paul and Chief Forrest. After them came a tall, fine-looking man in plain clothes, three police officers in olive brown uniforms. Coral Easton, Joseph Barry, Bruce Orton and Duncan Abbott Coral was sniffing ostentatiously into her handkerchief. She threw herself onto a davenport and promptly broke into a tumult of tears. Joseph Barry hung over her with fool pattings and a continuous murmur of words. "Where is Josie?" were Neal's first words to me. "In her room. Rhoda Is with her." "Is she—all right?" His eyes pleaded for reassurance. "Standing up to it like a Spartan," I replied warmly. "She would if it killed her." A prfdeful expression "passed fleeting- ly'across his face before he sank into a chair and dropped his head in his hands. '• As he turned from me, Coral ; moved over as though inviting him ; to take a seat at her side. When he ' sat down in a chair at some dis- I tance from the davenport, she glared angrily at him around her ' bunched handkerchief and moved '; back again close to Barry. Buh! Putting on an act, I thought disgustedly, as I turned to the chief who was speaking. "Do you think she will be able to talk with us here?" he inquired. "If you want her, I think she will come If she has to be carried," I answered grimly. Chief Forrest nodded. A smile of appreciation wreathed his lips. "I admire grit," he said quietly, as he stepped to my side. He laid hia hand on my arm and drew me away from the others. (To Be Continued) house for the headquarters of the party eight years ago. Noted Women Mrs. Clare Adams discussed noted women who had careers of world-wide fame. Among those mentioned were Anne Lindbergh, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amelia Earhart, Madame Currie of Radium fame, Alma Gluck, • Helen Hayes and many others. Mrs. Howard Gregory read an interesting article irom a speech made before the biennial convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs in celebrating 100 years of women's progress. One hundred years ago there were only six occupations for women, namely, keeping boarders, teaching young children, typesetting, bookbinding, domestic service and needlework. Nine years ago of some 535 classifications of occupation listed in the 1930 census, women are in engaged in 501 and the end is not yet. Women told in this have many relatives and friends in Mason county who will be interested in knowing that two more books will be published which are being taken from Dr. Leonard's collection of historical events concerning the railroads of the Western states. The Leonards are regular summer visitors at Hamlin lake county relatives and refreshments. December —John gram; Butz Alvin and pugils. Bradshaw", pro- re- and of Mason every year. Name Committees for Marchido PT-A MARCHIDO SCHOOL.—Mrs. B. Conklin, newly-elected pres- freshments. January—Mrs 1 . R. Hesslund and Mrs. L. Larsen, program; Mrs. H. Appledorn and Mrs. McOee, refreshments. February—L. Larsen and B. VanLoon, program; R. Hesslund and N. Lenz, refreshments. March—Mrs. John Butz and Mrs. A. Bradshaw, pro- Jlans Are Made for Ball VICTORY CORNERS. — Final plans have been made and Victory Corners school will have a masquerade .ball at the Victory townhall Friday evening, Oct 27. There will also be a floor show. Prizes for the best and most comical costume and a quilt will be awarded. Everyone is welcome and urged to come. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hansen returned Sunday from Flint gram; Mrs B. Gould and Mrs. where they spent several days B. VanLoon, refreshments. April—W. Bradshaw and R. Outcalt, program; Mrs. N. Lenz and Mrs. M. Leuwer, refresh- i merits. The ways and means com- I ident of the Parent-Teacher I mittee consists qf Mr. and Mrs. •association of Marchido school, r1onn R Pn inmin nnri th P 1m called n sTwini mooti™ of tv,«,iGlenn Benjamin ana me uncalled a special meeting of the officers at her ' evening, Oct. 17, to choose man, was outstanding in achievements and trained .... home "Tuesday j provement committee includes itnan.PeEnd wfuiam to^work B. Gould and M. Peterson, 'in the same craft. visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. George Mazur visited their daughters in Manistee Monday. In the 18th century a an silversmith, Hester wom- Bate- hor her 15 Years Ago John Stram, an employe of the Standard Oil company in Ludington, was transferred to a .branch of the firm at Grand Rapids. va in 1930 attended by delegates from many of the European countries. The president, Mrs. Smith, told the club another International conference of the Woman's party would be held in June, 1940, at Lake Geneva. International views of the party will be exchanged and equality of men and women will be an open discussion. Mrs. Fred Reek read of the home of the Woman's party which is housed in the Alva Bel- rnont house two blocks from the capitol building in Washington. This home was a prominent place during the 1812 war and a social center during the Civil war. When the Woman's party became prominently recognized, Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont became interested and gave the old home and also financed the furnishing and equipment of the relatives. 5 Years Ago Fifty members of the personnel of the local Montgomery , A _. i Ward company ' branch, their 10 Years Ago , families and friends, motored F. Mangrum, son, i to Cadillac, where they were to Marjorie, j be the guests of the Cadillac to visit i branch at a dinner and dance. article were Ruth Finley, Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt and Ora Snyder. During the recreation period a contest, "animals and trees," was won by Mrs. Smith. The hostess served a delicious Hallowe'en lunch to Mesdames Mary Neilsen, Edward Rasmussen, Mary Shearer, Harry McFarland, Howard Gregory, Clare Adams, Maybel Smith, William Goff and the Misses Evelyn Rasmussen, Catharine Wilson and Virginia Fields. The next meeting of the club is to be at the apartment of the Misses Rasmussen, Wilson and Fields. New Book "Railroad To The Sea" titles the new book, co-authored by i Dr. Jack T. Johnson and Dr. Levi O. Leonard and which will be released by the publishing house on Nov. 29. The authors! are members of the political I science department of the Uni- ' versity of Iowa and have used the vast Information of the Union Pacific railroad gathered by Dr. Leonard to write the book. An Introduction to the work has been written by Professor Benjamin F. Shambaugh, head of the political science department, In which he praises the value of the Leonard collection NOTICE! LUDINCTON BANKS WILL CLOSE AT NINO NOVEMBER 4th, 1939. NOON ON SATURDAYS BEGIN- IT HAS BEEN FOUND NECESSARY TO TAKE THIS ACTION IN ORDER TO CONFORM TO "THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938," WHICH REQUIRES A MAXIMUM OF FORTY TWO (42) WORKING HOURS PER WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 24th, 1939, AND FORTY (40) HOURS BEGINNING OCTOBER 24th, 1940. IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT MOST BANKS IN MICHIGAN HAVE CLOSED AT NOON ON SATURDAYS FOR YEARS, LUDINGTON HAS COME TO THIS DECISION ONLY AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION AND IN ORDER TO MEET THE LEGAL. REQUIREMENTS ENACTED IN 1938. SATURDAY, NOV. 4th, 1939. SATURDAY, NOV. 4th, 1939. Ludington State Bank National Bank of Ludington Interesting Facts About Your Newspaper! THE LUDINGTON DAILY NEWS PUBLISHES A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF NEWS IN PROPORTION TO ADVERTISING. FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER THE RATIO WAS 65% NEWS TO 35% ADVERTISING. LOW ADVERTISING RATES ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE PAPER'S LARGE PAID A.B.C. CIRCULATION WHICH ATTRACTS NATIONAL AS WELL AS LOCAL ADVERTISING. "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE IN The Ludington Daily News

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