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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - September 18, 1940, Ironwood, Michigan IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE. IRONWOOD, MICH. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER Champ Kid Stowaway to Become Star Naval Cadet Bobby Stap Is Set for Next a Regu- lar Seaman. BY STEVEN WILLIAMS N'ew York, Sept. em- ployes of the Customs House Ship- ping Bureau in New York arrive for work Oct. 30 they will be greet- ed by a freckle-faced, nervous lad In the spotless blue uniform of a naval cadet. The youth, still host to growing pains, will be examined and ques- tioned and when he comes away a precious envelope will be In his poc- ket. He'll be America's one-time Stow- away No. Stap, the "In- corrigible runaway" who hasn't hitched an ocean ride in two years and probably never will again, in that envelope will be his able-bodied seaman's papers, the answer to Bobby's every prnycr and dream and hope. Will Gel Job Cadet Officer Robert L. Stap of the Seamen's Church Institute Marine School knows he'll get a Job on a ship when he passes those tests and he knows he'll pass 'em. He takes the tests on Oct. 30 be- cause It's his 16th birthday. French-born, Bobby has piobably traveled farther as a free-loader than any other boy on record. In 1038, he made four cruises. Never bothering to ask about pass- age rates, he sailed to France and England. He sailed down the cast coast of the United States in utter luxury ant' even sniffed the breezes that float over the Caribbean. All on the house. Today he feels that his esca- pades were valuable experience. Ahead of Others "If nothing he said at his home in Queens, N. Y., "those Jaunts put me that much ahead of other students when I cot Into the marine school. I'm .two years up on the rest. They have to be 18 be- fore they can ship out." When Bobby returned from his last cruise (in a brig) officials took him In tow, even though they thought he was hopeless. They stowed him away while they pondered his fate. The final dis- position fitted the boy's dreams nicely. He was sent to the marine academy to study navigation and subjects that would earn him a regular high school diploma, Bobby took to his studies. In no time he was transformed from a wilful, disobedient urchin into a fine, clean-cut young man. Second Nature After a month, he could mako an "eyo" splice, figure latitudes by sight and lorigittides by run. "Dead reckoning" was a pipe. "This sea business is my second Bobby said. "I will be captain of a ship one day. Why, I can be quartermaster in eight months if we go to war! I'm quali- fied to bo one now, only I need Bobby Stap: stowaway, 1938 Bobby Stap, naval cadet, 1940. time at a working ca- pacity." The last time I interviewed Bob- by, In 1938, he was sullen, surly, em- barrassed at being caught a stow- away. Since then he has straightened up, holds his head high, his shoul- ders square, his chin in. His con- versation crackles with "yes sirs thnt are as sharp as a whip's snap. He Is a far cry from the shifty- eyed, suspicious kid he was two years ago. Not Ashamed Now Bobby's mother, Yvonne charge of the boy because his father, Fred, is always away at sea to be ashamed of him. Each time ho ran off her heart became sadder. The publicity made her shudder. She was reluctant to talk to reporters. Now she is glad to be interviewed. "I used to feel so she said in a French-dotted voice. "All that publicity, and the way the neighbors talked. I was so worried about what would become of Bobby. But I don't have to worry now. It Is amazing what the right school can do for a problem child." Deep sea diving became a stand- ard part of all up-to-date naval work in 1910. PRODUCERS SEEK COAL MEASURE RELAXATIONS Washington, Sept. The Bituminous coal division Tuesday set for hearing here on September 27 an application by Indiana sof coal producers for relaxations in the bituminous coal act which would permit them to compete with waterborne coal in the Great Lakes region. A petition by the bituminous coal producers' board for district 11 (In- diana) said these relaxations were necessary to permit Indiana pro- ducers to sell coal In Wisconsin Minnesota and nearby markets a prices competitive with those for coals shipped via Great Lakes docks from the Appalachjan field. A shrine for the use of Moslem travelers is located In the railway station at Johannesburg, South Africa. WINTER SPORTS ARE PLANNED BY GROUP Suggest Ice Rink Should Be Made Larger. Mellen, Sept. Recreation lub of this city, at a recent meet- ng In the city hall proposed an xtenslve winter sport program. The suggestion was made that the ocal Ice rink be enlarged. This nlargement would offer a 2220- ard track that would take care of Istrlct Ice-meets, It was also rought up at the meeting that mu- le be available for the better en- oymer.t of the skaters, and a sug- estlon also made that the warni- ng house be made larger, or that he fair building be used to accom- modate the skaters. The ski-Jump on the "tank" hill i gradually taking shape and' it ,vill not be long until the jump will e ready for the first snowfall, A vanning house for the skiers wilt e erected on the hill, and it is noped that lights may be strung o facilitate night skiing and -slid- ng. A sliding hill for the youngsters was given much thought, Last win- er a few of the streets were used y the children as sliding hills, but his was not safe. It was pro- posed but not voted upon that tank illl be packed and iced for sltd- ng. ______ NAMED PRIZE WINNERS IN 4-HJDOUNTY FAIR Mellen, Sept. following joys of the older group of the Mel- en Junior Forest Rangers won prizes at the Ashland county 4-H air, this is the third successive that they have come through 00 per cent: Robert Podhola, col- ection of weeds, first prize; John Padjen, mounted leaves, first prize; Fred Jelllch, transplant board, first >rize; Alvin Meyers, seed and fruits, Irst prize; Robert Kuckuk, first in nature' photography, forestry iden- tification inventory map and third n pen young Wyandottes; Robert Stewart, seeds and fruits, second prize; and pen White Rocks, thud; Sendal Kramer, nature photogra- phy, second prize; Roger Peters mounted leaves, second prize; Don- ald Pennebeckcr, mounted woods, second -prize; James Ferkovich transplant board, second prize: Ralph Stllen, seeds and fruits, thirc prize; Frank Gerovlc, transplant xjard, third prize; Donald Lelth seeds and fruits, fifth prize; James Murray, seeds and fruits, fourth prize. ____ Carpenter and Mason VVorli A. P. LAABS Houses Moved, Repaired and Remodeled For Winter! 1020 Sutherland Ave.. Ironwooi Residence Phone 1702 People recognize and welcome the charm in the taste of ice-cold Coca-Cola. Pure, wholesome, deli- x is made with the skill that comes from a lifetime of 1 practice, It has the goodness of quality BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA CO.- BY PENINSULA COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO., INC. WAKEFIELD, MICHIGAN BY. WM. E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority The national women's pair cham- lonship at Asbury Park establish- ed a new attendance record this ear. Thirty-six pairs entered the ontest. The victors were Mrs. B. W. Atkinson of Wayne, Pa., and Mrs, J. E. Waidllch of Rosemont, Pa. Neither has been listed among he national champions before. Mrs. Atkinson played today's land in a manner befitting a new hamplon. One of the most diffl- ult things to learn in tournament play is to avoid bad no trump con- racts. Another is to know when o stop at three in a major. The opening lead brought out the ack and ace of diamonds. East ed the queen of clubs, which held, won the next trick, and third ound of clubs forced North to ;rump. North led a small heart, South overed the nine with the ten, and the queen won. West could find no xlt but another heart, on which played low and South won ;he king with the ace. A small spade to the king and a of course... We Don't Sell All The Used Cars but WE DO SELL THE BEST! at LOWER PRICES See These BARGAINS 1939 Buick 39-41, Pour Door Sedan, Equipped with all Deluxe Aces- sories. A roomy economical car. Bargain C ft C !937Studebaker Six cylinder, Four Door Sedan. Spotless Condition. Bargain Price 1939 Ford Touring Sedan. Deluxe Equip- ment. Low mileage. Bargain Price------ igu, 1936 Ford Touring Sedan. All Deluxe Ac- cessories. Perfect'condltlon, Bargain Price----- 1936 Chevrolet Touring Sedan. Motor, Uphol- stering, Finish perfect. Bargain Price----- 1933 Oldsmobile Two Door Sedan. For a special buy, see this one. Bargain Price..... 1937 Pontiac Four Door Sedan, as is POINT Motor Sales Snick GMc Pontlao Rente's Oldeit tc lAffttt Distributors Ironwood, Mich. CLUB GIRLS WIN PRIZES AT 4-H COUNTY FAIR Mellen, Sept. 4-H Girls' lub in Mellen have been organized jnly a short time but they have been doing some excellent woik. Their leaders are Mrs, O. G. Guer- n, who has charge of food preser- vation, Mrs. Alton Wood who has charge of food and nutrition, and Mrs. Art Meredith and Miss Janet Christie. The following girls won prizes at the 4-H fair: Helen Knoll, dress; Katherlne Padjen, dress, sec- ond; Helen Amelung, slip; Patsy Guerln, stuffed toy, second and scarf, second; Florence Miller, food udging contest, third; Vivian Stam, raspberries, fourth, straw- berries, second; 3 kinds of jelly, sec- ond; baking powder biscuits, first; LaVerne Mack, raspberries, second; oatmeal cookies; Mary McCarthy, raspberries, first; jam, first; cup- cakes, first; Irma Amelung, rhu- jarb, second; 3 kinds of fruit, third; gingerbread, fourth; cup cakes, third; chocolate drop cakes, first; Joyce Wood, rhubarb, first; bluebeiries, third; Jam, second; gingerbread, third, and cupcakes, second. Contract Bridge Hands AK842 VJ752 4103 VQ864 9832 4AQ5 4QJ652 Mrs. Atkinson VA103 K76 None vul. South West North Ewt 1 4 Pass. 2 A Pass ZN.'T. Pass. Pass 9. 18 finesse on the return lead cleaned up the trump situation, At the end South led the three of hearts and-finessed in dummy, so as to discard one diamond on the fourth round of hearts. Declarer lost only one heart, one diamond, and two clubs. Merriweather Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maxon were Ironwood shoppers Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parks visited relatives at Wakeflcld Saturday. Bornlce Peterraore returned to her home at Bessemer alter visiting tier grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wlndnagle. Mr. and Mrs. John Kulava and sons, Itodney and Ira, and Archie Parks of Wakefleld visited at the Harold Parks home Sunday. Mrs. Charles Maxon and George Abrams entertained at home of Mrs. William Abrams, the occasion being her birthday. An enjoyable evening was spent playing cards. Prizes were awarded to Mrs, Ro- bert Ellsworth, Ernest Abrams and Maurice Raymond. Lunch was served. Mrs. Abrams received many girts. Mr. and Mrs, Edward Erncy Jr. and sons, Thayne and Gary Lee, of Watersmeet, spent the week-end with Mrs. Erney's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Alex Hasklns, New Jersey Is more densely populated than Japan, with 589 persons to the square mile In com- parison to Japan's 321. MAN IS CAPTURED AFTER 2-MILE CHASE MONDAY Marquettc, Mich., Sept, John B, Tibor, 27, of Marquette, captured after a two-mile chase Monday, waived preliminary hear- ing and was bound over to circuit court on a charge of attempting to break into the Marquette County Savings Bank building. He was arraigned in a local hos- pital where Judge John Slcgcl is re- covering from an Illness. Tibor attempted to flee by auto- mobile but a police shot punctured a tire and forced Tibor to abandon the car and take to the woods wheie he was captured. 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