The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on November 14, 1939 · Page 8
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Ludington, Michigan
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Tuesday, November 14, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT THE DAILY NEWS—LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN. TUESDAY..NOV. 14, 1939, OF VICTORY TOWNSHIP lOES B^CK TO SPRING OF 1868 (By MRS. SAM HJORTHOLM) (Note: Below is a concise ftftd Interesting account of the history of Victory township, prepared several years ago by Mr*. Sam Hjortholm and recently brought up to date ,by her. v It was presented at a recent meeting of the Mason County Historical society held at Victory townhall, the pro- gratn being devoted to history of the Victory township region.) Victory township, at its beginning, was part of Lincoln township with Lincoln village as county seat of Mason county, ,• but through dissatisfaction because all money voted was Used' for improving roads_ in ahd- around Lincoln, division bt'tne township was sought, thus by the vote of the supervisors of the county, Victory was made a township. During this time a great victory had been won through revival meetings at Bird's settlement or Rayne's Corners, as it was then called, and in this way Victory township gained its name. On April 6, .1868, Victory township held its first town meeting at the little log school at Bird's settlement (just north of what is now Victory Corners.) William Barnhart was elected to the office of supervisor, xilerk, A. A. Hadsell; deputy cleck, N. L. Bird; treasurer, R. R. Brown; justice of the peace, H. N. Norton; school inspector, A. M. Fisher and commissioner of highway, James B. Stanford. These were the first officers elected in Victory township. Record of Election A record of this election gives the . following account of its proceedings: For township expenses, $50.50; fencing cemetery at Bird's settlement. $25; the sum of $25 to be raised for blank books; the village of Bird's settlement to be called Forest City. This name went on record but nothing was credited to Forest down more City as it had become Rayne's Corners to the many travelers coming to and from Lincoln. The supervisor received for his services for year $22.50. Perhaps this would be of interest to our present county clerk in going over the past records to "find how many of the supervisors have been overpaid. Among the first voters at this township meeting were N. L. Bird, Edd Holcomb, Malon Abbey, Thomas Barnes, Holis Stone, Jacob Hoover, Peter La- KUire, Terrance Costello, John Blodgett, James A. Clark, F. T. Robertson, C. C. Fisher and John Whitaker. Of these none are now living. , .The ballots used at these elections were not printed by authority, but were written out with a pencil by some members of the board. Later on the township board paid for the printing of the ballots. Thriving Little Village T This thriving little villaee of Forest City, always called Bird's Settlement or Rayne's Corners, what was later known as Victory Corners, consisted of a general store owned by Richard Rayne, two blacksmith shops, one run by Peter Laquire .and one toy O...A. Cheney; one wagon .shop owned by Jesse Hath way, one hotel run bv Edd Holcomb, a sawmill owned and operated by Hosie Knox on the river just north of the village, a doctor's office, that of Dr. Knox; also a printing "office where the weekly paper called the "Victory Gazette." was published by C. E. Charboneau. It was at this little village where the first school of Victory township was held and known as District No. 1. In this little one room 12x16 log cabin, where the pupils sat on benches around the room, their faces to the wall with the teacher's desk in the center of the room, is where many of the pioneer boys and girls began their education; A Miss Emma Merrill, comins from Ohio, is said to be the first teacher. Among the early teachers of this district were Abi Sheldon, Alta Davoe, later Mrs. Peter M. Heyse; Libtoey Abbey, Emma Marshall, later Mrs. Frank years his picture could be found in most any home. By this time better schoolhouses had been built and church and Sunday school held in different places. Homesteaded These early settlers of nearly three quarters of a century ago, mostly homesteaded, bringing their families with them, being obliged to make the site for their homes by chopping down a few trees. With very little lumber available, the cabins were hurriedly built up in the rough. A one-room cabin, perhaps 12x14, was all the room it afforded, a board table, a stove, homemade cupboard, one or two bed ticks filled with birch bark and not an over supplv of dishes constituted the furnishings of the home. Then began the hard work of clearing their land or working in the lumber camps or in the water power sawmill at Lincoln. Of the staple groceries, flour was from $13 to S18 a barrel; tea, $2 per pound; coffee, 50 cents a pound in the berry, dark brown sugar, 15 cents a pound and side pork, 25 cents a pound. Trading that could not be done at Rayne's store was done at Lincoln or Pere Marquette, some traveling with oxen or team, those fortunate enough to have them. Others went by canoe or row boat from what was known as Backus landing west of Bird's settlement to Lincoln. The roads in those days were blazed through the woods, winding around some 16 or 20 miles to cover the distance of five or six miles. The old supply road to Lincoln was to the pioneer of those days what the pavement from Ludington to Scottville is to the people of today. Had Enjoyments During all these days of hardships with a severe touch of ague and fighting mosquitoes, these people never forgot to hav.e enjoyments. Sometimes a neighbor would hitch his spirited team of oxen to a lumber wagon and take as many neighbors as he could carry to a barn raising, a logging bee, a sewing bee or social whatever it might be, maybe a distance of 15 or 20 miles. In those days distance did not A FARMER'S SKETCH BOOK By WILLARD BOLTE • Stonycreekmootb farm • . • ... x. ... .'.'•-•. T . -, i^. ,. .„ .._.. Cloth-Covered Cold Frames **** Sketch above shows a very practical ancTlnexpensive type of covered cold frame in use near the Ohio Experiment Station. The cloth cover is made of heavy muslin—with strong muslin tabs sewed every 12 inches vound the edge for tying it down firmly. When this type of cold fram* is used early in the spring it is necessary to. cover it yrftk •traw or other protective material during cold periods. -- PHYS _TK BILL Indirect taxes bur.ied in the cost of clothing sold in Mason county's apparel stores last year produced an estimated $13,585 for local, state and national governments, the National Consumers' Tax Commission reported today. , "This tremendous burden of hidden taxes was paid by unsuspecting shoppers as ynseen parts of their apparel purchases," Mrs. Melville Mucklestone, president of the NCTC, stated in the report, "these are taxes against producers, manufacturers, shippers and distributors whicti, of necessity, must be passed along to the Fountain Grange to Meet on Nov. 17 FOUNTAIN. — Fountain Grange will meet Friday evening, Nov. 17, with a potluck supper and installation of officers. Mr. and Mrs. Charles <Hub,bell of Amber will do the installing. All Grange members are requested to please turn out for this meeting. At the State Grange baking contest, which was held at Traverse City Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2, Mrs. Barney Nelson received third prize on a loaf of graham ibread, Mrs. Harvey Goff an apple pie and Mrs. Lillian Tauchus. Those with a perfect attendance record are Catherine Hemmer, Norman Sommerfeldt, Walter Hemmer, Pauline Macko, Donald Wagner, Ronald Wagner and Lillian Tauchus. The girls have re-organized the 4-H sewing club and have elected the following officers: President, Phyllis Kaminski; vice president, Catherine Hemmer; secretary, Jean Wahr and treasurer, Gloria Strejcek. Mrs. Wahr is to be the leader. The members are Doris Wahr, Emma Strejcek and Jean .Wahr taking third year, and Phyllis Kaminski, Catherine Hemmer and Gloria Strejcek second * ft' sponsored by the Methodist Aid society, which was held' in the Roy Thomas, white cookies, year. The girls have chosen They each received a prize. Reek School School Notes The .primary grade of Reek consumer. Studies at our Chi- I school enjoyed a Hallowe'en cago headquarters show hidden 'party Monday afternoon. Nov. taxes take nearly .10 percent of |6, and the upper grades had one after recess Tuesday, Nov. clothing costs." Ms. Mucnlestone, leader in M. the commission's nation-wide j. Geraldine Stewart was a vis- the name of "Nimble Fingers." The boys have re-organized the 4-H handicraft club and i have chosen Norbert Kaminski Community hall Thursday night, Nov. 9, was well attended. The society appreciates the patronage of those who came from other towns and the surrounding communities. The society realized $48 for its efforts, which completes the amount needed to redecorate the interior of the church for which the ladies have been working lor several months. as leader. The officers are: Jack Wahr; vice Richard Stewart; President, president, secretary, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spawn of Flint will arrive today to .spoud several days with Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Still.son and lo enjoy. tho opening of the deer season. TEMPERATURE TODAY AT 11:00 Weather Forecast Lower Michigan: Clcnrrally fair (uniK'it and Wednesday. Nol (|Uile so co«l in southwest portion tonight. Somewhat wanner Wednesday. Ronald Ritter; treasurer, Walter Hemmer. The club has been named "Working Lads." The members are first year, are justly proud, three thriving farm organizations, the Grange, comes to he who waits and that snow will come within a week is Gleaners and the Farm bureau . the firm belief of most hunters. and a public park on Hamlin lake. friendship and sickness or in RADIO HIGHLIGHTS Key station of each network la listed In the programs. The Networks: WEAP—WTAM. WTMJ, WGY, WLW, WSM, WMAQ, WOOD, WWJ. WJZ — WLS, WTMJ, WMAQ, W2CYZ, WLW, WOOD. WABC—WJB, WHAS, WBBM. Deer hunters will find the same laws in force this year as last. Although several proposals were made to the state legislature none was passed and the law still says "One male deer with antlers extending not than three inches above skull." less the ed out the taxes refer to clothing sales in apparel stores only and .do not include clothing sales in department and general stores. The study was made oublic through Mrs. Arlie L. Hopkins, of Bear Lake, national" committee member, who, with Miss Leetha C. McGee, of Detroit, state director, heads the NCTC In Justice Court Parmelle; Paul Conkle, John 'Blodgett, Miss Lizzie Marshel, H, T. Blodgett, Mrs. Mary E. Blodgett, Mary Philips, later Mrs. McMaster of Ludington- Hattie London, later Mrs. C. F, Meads of Scottville and Hattie Conrad, later Mrs. DeGraff Of Grand Rapids. Only three now are living, Were in Attendance , Of the. boys and girls attending this school among who were ahwi .costello! Fremont Whita- Bmm .SL ?*?"• later Mrs. ?mont Whltaker; c. C. and ear Holcomb, Cornelia Knox, -r Mrs. c. C. Holcomb; Sar- Stone, later Mrs. George yer and Ada Rayne, 1 later i. Jjeroy Hendel of Manistee, Bre Is.: -but one still living, Holcomb of Ludington. - ftr*™ 0 .. 106 school served election hall for the town- p for some time, also the jroh and Sunday school. -~ Darling, a circuit rider se days,,making regular from Orond Haven to the t ot ttie^tate, was _. first .^ministers to in the township,' Later rliok, a Kethodlst Ludington and an undertaker later a real- part of > Ohara- ida. Later ptetor, Uev. **i, *!»"»• Church | count, it was neighbors in pleasure. The mail was brought from Lincoln by any one going for supplies and brought to Rayne's store, Mr. Rayne acting as postmaster. Soon after this a mail carrier was appointed. It was to this position Mr. Rayne's daughter, Ada, was appointed, making the trip twice a week with a pony and buckboard. During two years of carrying mail she never missed a trip but was held up crice. After a few years the post office was moved to the H. H. Jagger home, Mrs. Jagger being postmistress. Mail was ''then carried from Scottville by different appointed carriers two or three times a week. The route consisting of three offices, Victory, Paulsen and Siddons. The carriers made their route with tiorSe and buggy or cutter, some- tunes on horseback and often times obliged to go on foot. Indians Near Hamlin In the northern part of Victory township, near Hamlin lake, many Indians lived and often on their trips to and from the Indian Reserve in Custer township, these friendly Indians would stop to sell their different makes of baskets, more often exchange them for a piece of pork or a pound of tea or perhaps a package of tobacco. So through the years, dense forests have been cleared away and in their place are stumpless fields that yield abundant crops. The log cabins have been re- placea by comfortable frame houses, with large barns and sheds for the stock. The old schoolhouses have been replaced by the modern standard schools of today, the winding roads have been made straight and smooth, oxen have been replaced by tractors, motor trucks and touring cars. Bach year brought new improvements and so today, through the progressiveness of the citizens of Victory township, it has its various clubs, Extension classes, 4-H clubs, Aid societies, PT-A's, the telephone, the radio, rural electrification, rural delivery, four churches, seven CALL LETTERS AND KILOCYCLE FREQUENCY CKLW 840, KDKA 980. KPAB 770. KFI 640, KMOX 1090, KOA 830, KYW 1020, WBBM.770, WCPL 970. WBAL 1060, WCCO 810, WABC 860, WKAB 850. WDAF 610, WEAP 660. WENH, 870, WGN 720, WQY 780. WHAM 1150, WHAS 820, WHO 1000, WIBO 570, WJJD 1130, WSM 650, WJB 750, WJZ 760. WLS 870, WLW 700, WMBI 1080, WKZO 590. WMAQ 670, WOOD 1270. WOW 590, WOWO 1160, WSB 740, WTAM 1070. WTIC 10BO, WKBZ 1500, WTMJ 620. (Time Is Eastern Standard) T O NIG T : Europe—WABC - Arraigned ibefore Justice Lester Blodgett Monday afternoon on a simple larceny charge, an 18-year-old Detroit youth pleaded guilty and was given a suspended fine .but assessed costs of $83.65. Unable to pay he is serving 10 days in Mason county jail. Recently picked up in Detroit by Mason county sheriff's department, the youth has been wanted in Mason county for some time in connection with thefts at one of Mason county's CCC camps. James Goodrich, 45, Victory CBS 8-55, 11- MBS 9, 10:15; j township, arraigned 'before Justice Blodgett Monday afternoon WEAF-NBC-East 11. WEAF-NBC—8 Johnny Presents; 8:30 Horace Heidt show; 9:30 Fibber McGee and Molly; 10 Bob Hope; 10:30 Uncle Walt's Doghouse. on a charge of having fur in his possession without reporting to the conservation department, pleaded guilty and was assessed costs of $7.25 with a five-day campaign to "arouse tax con- Ustpr at the party Monday. .... ,_„_, sciousness and to oppose con- j Prizes were won by Richard Wilbert Wagner; second year, sumer-penalizing taxes," point- UanKoviak, Donald Wagner, \ Richard Stewart, Walter Hem- Beverly Stewart. Donald Ritter and Phyllis Kaminski. The committees who planned the parties were: Decorations, Donald Ritter, Richard Stewart and Wilbert Wagner; games, Norman Sommerieldt, Louis Ritter, Leonard JanKO- viak, Jack Wahr and Ronald Ritter; refreshments, Gloria Strejcek and Jean Wahr; clean- mer, Norman Sommerfeldt, Leonard JanKoyiak and Donald Ritter; third ' year, Jack Wahr. Fountain Many Attend Supper The annual chicken supper, educational program in Michi- iH D ' Phyllis Kammski, Cather- gan. Groups in approximate-I me Hemmer, Walter Hemmer ly 5,100 cities and towns and Betty Stewart. LYRIC MAY WE SUGGEST— 1'hat you prepare now for cold weather which is certain to be here soon. Folks who have plenty of our good coal on hand never seem to complain about "zero" temperatures. THL LUIMNGTON LUMBER CO. For Correct Time Phone 99 TONIGHT 7:00-9:00 30c and lOc throughout the country are ac- visitors who called riiirine tive in the tax education pro- OctobS^^Mr.BlfrlmafHS? &i AUlm I itr\vr T3*>m<.>A *•. t- « »•* *3 t~l «. k U t u A The clothing tax figure was | computed from NCTC averages based on last available U. S. Prowant and Geraldine bureau which placed 1935 apparel "store sales in the county at $14,000. Government estimates of total fias Mr ' Johnson called a " d ' fi e » n nnLJ 1S cV£f ed - to the boys and girls about 4-H work. s o oa The ]d b d . , in thp nnnnfrv lacf T/OQI- ' * "c uiuei uuys> «uiu glUJs art in ine country last year Parn i nf r tr> sin<r "Tho Piicn-im •• approximate the total in the 1935 study,, the NCTC pointed out. learning to sing "The Pilgrim," a Thanksgiving song. The primary grades are learning "Old Turkey." International at-a-Glance \ The October honor roll in- icludes Catherine Hemmer, (Phyllis Kaminski, Gloria Strej- Icek, Richard Stewart, Jack \ iWahr, Jean Wahr. Walter 1 Hemmer, Leonard JanKoviak, j (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)'Betty Stewart, Ronald Ritter, LONDON —British destroyer ! Richard JanKoviak, Pauline sunk 'by German mine; sub- i Macko, Beverly Stewart and marine sinks trawler; one British and two German freighters go down. BERLIN Germany reports WABC-CBS 8 Edward G.jJail sentence alternative. He Robinson; 8:30 Walter O'Keefe , promised to pay. Goodrich, arrested .by conservation officers, told Justice Blodgett he thought he had a right to the fur as the animals were on his property. iparty; 9 We . The People; 9:30 •Bob Crosby Orchestra; 10 Salute toKWKH Shreveport. WJZ-NBC—8 Aldrich family; 8:30 Information Please, Postmaster General Farley; Bob Farley; 9 Bob Benchley Finale; 9:30 Meet Mr. Weeks; 10:30 Fun with the Famous. MBS—8 New Spy series, "Ned Jordan;" 10:15 Montreal Symphony. What to expect Wednesday: WABC-CBS WJZ-NBC MBS— 2:30 Pres. Roosevelt at laying cornerstone for Thomas Jefferson memorial—Europe—NBC- CHAINS 8 a. m.; WABC-CBS 8 a. m., 6:30 p. m WEAF-NBC— 1:30 Marion E. Anderson on "National policies;" 3:45 Vic and Sade; 6 Luther-Layman singers. WABC-CBS—4:30 Highways to Health; 6:15 Hedda Hopper. WJZ-NBC—12:30 Farm and Home hour; 1:30 University Extension Debate, "Public Ownership of Railroads;" 4:30 Inter-American Financial and Reliefers Quit Rather Than Work modern schools, its townhall and community center of which we HARRTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 14.— OP)—A few hundred of the thousands affected by Pennsylvania's "work or get off relief" program apparently prefer to get off relief. The state department of public assistance reported today that 425 direct relief recipients had failed to report for jobs since Itermsylvania started a unique plan designed to "restore the work habit." The program, under an act of the 1939 Republican-controlled legislature, requires employables receiving direct aid from the state to work on assigned projects or forfeit their weekly relief checks. Pending action on appeals, re- air raid success Monday on Shetland islands, with two flying boats downed and "probable hit" scored on cruiser; press hints sterner warfare coming against British shipping. , MOSCOW—Finnish delegates leave for home as negotiations with Russia suspended. WASHINGTON— Ireland objects to inclusion in combat i zone which bars ships. last year in the manufacture and shipment of cars, trucks and trailers. ARE YOUR NERVES ON EDBE? IF you are weak and nervons, can't eat or sleep, j you may need Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It i aids in calming the nerves, and it helps to strengthen you by stimulating your appe- j V.WU1UU.UI tite and increasing i >„_ . i the flow of gastric juice, thus aiding digestion American , O f food. Mrs. Mary St. Clair. 5214 — Mth Ave., Kcnosha. Wis., says : "I felt miserable, could neither eat nor sleep and always felt tired out. I had not taien Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription very lonK before I showed signs of improvement and it required only two bottles to stimulate my appetite before I felt fine in every way." Buy it in liquid or tablets from your druggist today. A IOKE IDT AND A BRAVC HORSE. . TWO SIOUT HEARTS WITH ONIT ONE PAIR OF 1TES IH£ HOST IHRIUING RACING DRiMA I V) Advisory committee, Sumner|lief officials did not say how Wells. MBS—11:45 a. m. Rutgers | many, of those_who did not ap- Homemakers forum. Record- Breaking Army of Hunters Head North (Continued from Page 1) have the snow which keeps hunters informed of the presence or absence of deer and proves helpful in tracking down bucks which fail to fall immediately after being hit. However, all pear for work had been stricken from relief rolls. Jobs have been found for about 15,000 of the state's estimated 215,000 employ- ables on relief. The department reported that 111 relief recipients refused jobs last week on the state relief- work program, the WPA or private projects. Schmoek's Standard Service Station 201 W. Ludington Avenue. Phone 30. Automobiles principally of automobile industry used over 200,000,000 board feet of lumber are constructed metal, yet the IT COSTS YOU to have one of us call and tell you why, for your peace of mind and the protection of youi; bank account, you should insure your car. Meny-Wasktka AGENCY Phone 58 110 E. Ludington Are. shower* tub or combination haft ISO driyinci Your money's worthl * * * • A fln» motor oil In •v«rv prlc* clan: Ijo-Vl In cam 30c g ql.* . |nbulk25caql.» Quak«lSlal« lnean«35caq|. Polarlnt in bulkSOc a ql.* aaSo»Sd....lnbulk15caq..* (Prevailing dealer priced •plat tttts * * * Enloy a National Credit Card I Apply to any Standard Oil Dealer. Barnett's Standard Service Station 202 East Ludington Avenue I'-'tfi'i, *-. !/,';••,•.;•••. , ; Vi...; *«,»...» ;'••.....'••.. 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