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Whole Number 4400
j. The Budlong Company shipped a
lot of their dill pickles last week.
Glenn Lee was home from Kalama
zoo Friday for the Masonic meeting-.
Hon. L. J. Lewis of Bangor was in
Paw Paw Wednesday enroute to Lan
sing on business.
Mrs. Cora Brown of Jackson, Mich,
has been here visiting her aunt,
Mrs. R. E Quick.
Special Deputy M. H. Young is
assisting with the work in the
Sheriff's office this week.
Mildred Churchill of Sturgis spent
Saturday and Sunday with her
mother and family here.
St. Mark's Guild will meet at the
home of Mrs. J. C Maxwell on Mon
day evening, November 3rd.
A number from here went to Hart
ford on Thursday to attend the F. B.
Sunday School convention.
Mrs. Charity South worth of Taw
Paw was a guest of her brother, L.
E. Churchill over Sunday.
Orbie Woodruff and Miss Verne
Eldred of Allegan were Sunday
guests at the Will Fritz home.
Advertised Letters: Mr. Dawes,
Mrs. Irene DeMarch, Mrs. C. J. Fox,
Hazelton & Perkins Drug Company.
"t Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Pike entertain
ed a son, D. G. Pike and family of
Jackson and a sister and family of
Allegan on Sunday last.
Deputy Sheriff Harry A. Cross is
looking after the County Clerk's
office this week ,during tho absence
of County Clerk Broughton.
The Rebeckah entertainment com
mittee extend a cordial invitation to
all members to be present November
6th. A general good time will follow
the lodge work.
G. S Scovel and family left Wed
nesday morning for California. They
i will motor at least a part of the way
the distance travelled in this manner
to be governed by weather conditions
The best wishes of a host of friends
accompany them.
The ladies of the Maccabees will
hold their annual Hollowe'en party
-in Memorial Hall on Saturday eve
ning of this week. All members
with a friend are invited. Come in
costume and masked.
There will be a regular meeting of
Paw Paw Lodge No. 25, F. & A. M.
next Tuesday evenings There . will
be work in the second degree. All
hyembCiS are earnestly requested to
Tie present. The lodge will be opened
at 7:30 sharp.
Libraiy Needs: Will some one
offer the "Worlds Work" for the
years 1911, '12, '13, "'14. January,
.February, December of 1915. June
July, August, November 1916. Feb.
March, April, May, July, September,
October, November, December, 1917.
June, October, December, 1918.
Kindly leave with Mrs. A. Lynn Free.
Members of the Baptist church
and their friends enjoyed a Hallowe'
en social in the church parlors on
Tuesday evening last. A prize offer
ed for the best costume resulted in
many grotesque appearing individ
uals. A "Scarecrow" costume won
the prize. To all intents and pur
poses, it was a real scarecrow, prop
ped up in the corner of the room.
Late in the evening when it became
time to see "Who was Who" the
carecrow come down from its
pedestal, removed the two sticks
which had served as arms, unmasked
and revealed the weary form 0f
Maxwell Jennings.
A quarter page "ad" in this issue
gives some idoa of what will be do
ing in Paw Paw on Armistice Day,
November 11th. With good weather
this event will undoubtedly bring to
gether the largest number of people
' ever assembled in Paw Paw on one
day. Tlie big celebration is a coun
ty 'affair, and under the auspices of
McGowan Post of the American
Legion. The boys are making exten
sive preparations and no effort will
be spared to make the occasion one
ong to be remembered by every
man, woman and child in Van Buren
county. Don't forget the date and
remcmVf r that all roads lead to Paw
Taw uJf that day.
I John Sirrine and family have moved
into the house formerly occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. llellie Hates on Elm St.
i Mrs. Lucy Duliois left Thursday
for an extended visit among 'her
children in Battle Creek and Mar-
I Leon Jacobs who has been working
Tn Decatur for some time, has re
turned home and is working for Con
tractor Young.
Mrs. Cora Barrows of Lawrence has
been spending the week at the home
of her daughter Mrs. George Weston
and family.
All Royal Neighbors and their
families are invited to a 6:30 o'clock
Pot Luck supper Tuesday evening,
November 4th.
Mrs. Boess and family have moved
from their home on Territorial Road
into the Addie Hunt house on Kala
mazoo street this week.
The first dancing party of the sea
son will be given this evening in the
Maple City club rooms by Mrs. Higgs
You are assured of a good time.
The International Live Stock Ex
position wil be held in the Union
Stock Yards, Chicago, this year from
November 29th, to December 6th.
There will be a regular meeting of
Paw Paw Chapter O. E. S. on Wed
nesday evening October 5th. All
members are requested to be present.
Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Southwell off
Portage and J. B. Southwell and
daughter of Geneva motored to Paw
Paw Friday and spent the day at the
home of Mrs. Esther Harrison.
Harry Mather has charge of the
electrical efforts for the Hallowe'en
dancing party in the Maple City club
rooms this evening. A most pleasant
time is in store for all who attend.
Scoutmaster Percy Nickless desires
to publicly thank every person who
in any way contributed to the success
of the Hallowe'en party which meant
so much to the Boy Scouts and their
boy and girl friends.
Work is progressing nicely on the
Salisbury Garage on east Main St.
It will be of cement construction with
a fine pressed brick front. Contract
or Youn expects to have the build
ing completed before real winter
Miss Elizabeth Long won the
squash in the guessing contest at
Shaefer & Reidl's Grocery last Sat
urday. Miss Long's gues of thirty
six pounds being most correct. The
squash weighed thirty-six pounds and
three ounces.
The Misses Gladys Southwell and
Iva Tyler of Geneva who have been
picking grapes in this locality return
ed to their homes the first of the
week, after spending several days at
the home of their Aunt, Mrs. Esther
Contractor C. C. Young has the
contract for the erection of a fine
$6,500.00 country home for Charles
Wigginton of Kalamazoo on his
place north and east of Paw Paw.
The job is to be completed by May
first of next year, and Mr. Young is
bending every effort to get the build
ing enclosed before winter sets in.
Colonel Todd is reported very ill
at his home in Bangor, with but
slight hopes of his recovery. His
stepson, H. E .Ball and family of this
place were called to his bedside Wed
nesday afternoon. Colonel Todd was
a resident of Paw Paw at one time
and served two terms as sheriff of
this county. He is a veteran of tie
Civil War, and during all the years
of his activity since that time has
been prominent in state and county
Sixteen leaders of boys met at the
parlors of the Presbyterian Church,
at Paw Paw, last Sunday afternoon,
in the first leaders' conference for
the present year. These leaders
represent five communities, E. W.
Gray of Kalamazoo and J. W. Mc
pherson, boys secretary of the Kala
mazoo Y. M. C. A. were the principal
speakers, and gave very educational
talks on the formation of boys
groups ,and the machinery and act
ivities of them. The discussion period
brought out many needs of the boy
life of the communities, and the
workers returned to their homes
with a determination to see these
needs met Paw Paw was represent
ed by Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jennings,
David Anderson and G. G. Eisenmann
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D. C. Ingalls and wife of Toledo,
Ohio were guests of her mother, Mrs
MacLaren this week.
Mrs. Higgs has secured fine music
for the opening dance this evening
in the Maple City club rooms.
Delbert Rich returned home the
latter part of last week after a few
days visit with friends in Kansas
City, Mo.
Paw Paw Grange will meet at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Tuttle
on Thursday evening, November 6th.
Let every member be present.
Paul Smith and family of Big
Rapids and T. B. Woodman and
family of Paw Paw were Sunday
guests at the Leo Prater home.
Dr. J. B. MacLaren of Apperton,
Wisconsin visited his mother, Mrs.
Delia MacLaren here this week. He
was enroute from New York city
where he had been to attend a sur
gical convention.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cole and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Latshaw were Sunday
guests of Mrs. Ida Colo and family
in Allegan. Miss Carrie Latshaw who
was a guest of Mrs. Ida Cole accom
panied the party back to Paw Paw,
but returned to her home in Chicago
that same evening.
The True Northerner advertises
an auction sale this week for A. K.
Cleveland at his home between Paw
JPaw and Bloomingdale on Monday,
November .3rd. railing health
necessitates the sale, and a fine lot
of stock and farming implements
will be sold to the highest bidder.
The Hallowe'en party in the Boy
Scout headquarters last Friday eve
ning was a great event for the Scouts
and their boy and girl friends. The
headquarters were gaily decorated
for the event, and the boys and girls
enjoyed a series of games and con
tests until 9:30 o'clock when a fine
supper was served. The supper was
spread and served by some of the
patriotic ladies of the community.
There was a great variety of eatables
and a great plenty of each variety.
One hundred and eight beys and girls
enjoyed the feast. The events at
headquarters were in charge of the
lady teachers of the school, and they
are entitled to great credit for the
success of this feature of the eve
ning. Scoutmaster Nickless and
Assistant Shouffler should have the
highest commendation of the com
munity for the splendid work they
are dwng for the young people of
this community. An event such as
was celebrated on this occasion means
much to the young lives of the boys
and girls, and the motive which
prompts such community service on
the part of these men should be
appreciated to tho utmost.
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Miss. M. Gertrude Tuttle is home
from Bronson Hospital and will
spend a few weeks with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Tuttle before
returning to Bloomfield, N. J.
George Doubleday of Kalamazoo
was in Paw Paw on business last
Wednesday. George is a son of
Ward F. Doubleday jmd a member of
the firm of Doubleday, Dolan and
Hunt of that city. He has only re
cently returned from Northern Rus
ais where he served with the A. E.
F. during the war.
Dr. T H. Ransom of Bloomingdale
was elected Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge. I. O. O. F. of Michi
gan at the annual meeting held in
the city of Detroit last week. Rev.
W. Forbes Emery, formerly pastor
of the M. E. church of Paw Paw and
now in the city of Grand Rapids was
elected Grand Chaplain of the Grand
It is not too late to buy a ticket
on the Overland Automobile which
the local branch oi the American
Legion will raffle n Armistice day,
November 11th. Some one is gcir.g
to get a mighty fine car for the sum
of $1.00. The money derived from
the sale of this car will be used by
the boys to pay off the debt on
Memorial Hall.
Subscriptions to the Roosevelt
j Memorial fund in Van Buren county
have dragged, with a result that the
work is yet unfinished in some quar
ters. The same condition seems to
prevail in other sections of the state,
and the state organizations has grant
ed permission to extend the time for
receiving subscriptions to Saturday
night, November 1st. Township
chairmen and their committees in
precincts which have not yet reached
their quota are all putting in over
time this week to reach the required
amount. The amount assigned to
Van Buren county is so small, it
, would almost seem a pity to report
less than the full quota. It is hopol
by those in charge that those who
have not already subscribed to this
(fund will do so before the week ends.
.The work is not yet completed in
Paw Paw township, but chairman
Wrarner is confident that the full
quota will be oversubscribed before
Saturday night.
Potato Growers are Selecting Seed
A number of potato growers over
'the county are hill selecting enough
seed potatoes of the Russet Rural
jor late Pctoskey variety for a seed
iplot next year. This would seem to
be very good practice as the disease
damaging potatoes can be controlled,
in part at least, by this method of
selecting seed. The Farm Bureau
j office desires to cooperate with every
grower who does some of this hill
selection work this fall and we will
appreciate the name and address of
.all growers who wilj have seed plots
next year planted to hill selected seed
(and especially so if the Russet Rural
is being grown.
Alfalfa Seed for Next Season
Without a doubt a large amount of
alfalfa seed will be used by the far
imers of Van Buren county next year.
It is important to secure the right
type of seed if the alfalfa field is to
be a success, for while the best seed
to be secured may not give good re
sults, if other things which make for
success are not looked after, poor
seed or seed of a variety not adapted
to our conditions may be the cause
of failure when everything else has
been done to insure success.
From test work done by David
Woodman in Cass county, we have
every reason to believe that the hy
brid variety Cossack may prove to be
I the variety best adapted to southern
Michigan conditions with Grimm per
haps a close second. There will be
a big demand for seed of these two
varieties next spring and there may
not be enough of the genuine seed
to go around, therefore, those plan
ning on sowing alfalfa should attend
to securing their seed early. If it is
mot possible to locate such seed as
the grower desires, through the local
seed dealers, it may be possible that
we can help either the local dealer
'or the individual farmer to find the
seed needed through the cooperation
of some of the County Agents in the
northwestern states. We will be glad
to learn of your needs.
Lights for Chickens
During the next five, months those
keeping pullets or hens for winter
egg production will find it a very
profitable practice to supply them
with artificial lights, strong enough
and long enough night and morning
so that they can see to pick up small
grain out of deep litter. Each day
the chickens should have twelve to
thirteen hour day. This practice has
been tried out carefully by several
Experiment Stations and has given
a greatly increased egg yield when
eggs are scarce and high priced,
without markedly cutting down the
egg yield during the natural flush of
production, March, April and May,
and without at all cutting down the
yearly production, this of course, re
sulting in a greater net income ls
the year.
There are several points which
should be understood in regard to the
effects of light on the health of the
fowls before they are installed. The
lights shouljj not be used longer than
will make a thirteen hour day, the
hen needs to rest at least eleven or
twelve hours each day. To use lights
longer than thirteen hours will re
sult in a very high egg yield for a
i'.:c, but t".:e he::3 cr.::.:ot Ltand
strain long and go all to pieces with
production falling off greatly. The
moderate use of lights seems to re
sult in even greater vigor and health
than the use of no lights. The typo
of light is not important, but of
course electric lights are the handiest
where it is possible to install them.
This office will be glad to go into tho
matter of lights for layers in detail
with any interested party and can
give some first hand information as
the writer has had considerable ex
perience with them and at presen
has 150 early hatched pullets under
Editor Coral Van Wiltenburg '20
The week beginning November 2nd
has been set aside as a National Bet
ter Speech week. The purposes of
the Better Speech week are:
First To develope a respect ,and
loyalty for our national language.
Second To hasten the day wJien all
Americans shall speak English.
Third To create a desire on the part
of every indiviTlual to speak as well
as he is able at all times.
Fifth To develope the ideal f a
! clear, forceful and pleasing English.
The pledge used by the Chicago
sclol children is as follows:
I love the United States of America.
I love my country's flag.
T love my country's language.
I promise
First That I will not dishonor my
country's speech by leaving off tho
last syllabic of words.
Second That I will say a good
American "Yes" or "No" in place of
"unhu", huhun", "yep" and "nope".
Thjrd That I will do my best to
improve American speech by avoid-
ing loud, rough tones, by enunciating
distinctly and speaking pleasantly
and sincerely.
Fourth That I will try to mako
my country's language beautiful for
the many boys and girls of foreign
nations who come here to live.
Mrs. Castle substituted for Misu
Thomson who spent Thursday and
Friday visiting schools in Ann Arbor
and Ypsilanti, remaining in Ann Ar
bor for the week end.
The eighth grade gave a surprise
party for Edward Scovel in the Do
mestic Science room last Friday. The
tables were very attractively decora
ted with autumn leaves. Edward
left on Wednesday with his parents
for California. The class presented
him with a flashlight as a little re
membrance. The State Teachers' Institute wil!
be held in Detroit October 30th, and
31st. The Misses Marshall, McWili
iams, Dillon, Supt. and Mrs. Kaye
will attend.
The Juniors and Seniors enjoyed a
party at the 'Maple City club rooms
last Friday evening. The time was
spent in playing progressive card
games and dancing. Cider and
doughnuts were served.
Robert Wilson, Bernard Hensel and
Otis Stratton are new pupils in the
The Freshmen will entertain the
Sophormores at a Masquerade party
Friday evening.
Donald Gager of Marcellus has en
tered school here as a Senior.
The pupils and teachers were
royally entertained by the Boy
scouts last Saturday evening.
Miss Mc Williams spent the week
end in Olivet and Lansing.
The report cards which were due
last week were given out this week.
The delay was due to the inability to
get cardboard for printing. These
grades are for the first six weeks.
Every parent should consider it a
duty to inspect the cards and see
that they are returned at once. If
the parents are not satisfied with the
credits given to the pupils, they
should see the teachers immediately.
This will tend towards better cooper
ation between parents, pupils and
During the first six weeks there
were seventy-five high school pupiU
who had a perfect attendance record
This record should improve in the
next six weeks, grape harvest being
The pupils on the Honor Roll, that
is, those having an average of 90 or
ovgr are: Seventh grade Wynn
Wakeman. Eighth Grade Frances
Dorsterwitz. Ninth Grade Gaylord
Burke, Blanche Cavanaugh, Lester
Richardson, Burtrice Warner. Tenth
Grade Alice Tubbs. Eleventh grade
Gertrude Adriance, Dorothy Ander
son, Edith Baxter, Glenadore Blake
nan, Pcarlo Mortcnsor. Mnrjr-''"'
Nunneily, Frieda bhwjiei. Two'-:;
Grade James Maxwell, Margaret
A new decision of the Bureau of
War Risk Insurance is of great im
portance to men discharged from ser
vice Under this decision, War Risk
Insurance may be reinstated, if it
has been allowed to lapse, upon the
i payment of only two premiums on
the amount of insurance to be rein
stated; one of these premiums on tho
last month insurance was in force,
i. e. the grace period, and the othtr
for the month in which reinstatement
is applied for, providing the insured
is in as good health as at the date of
discharge, or at the date the insur
ance lapsed, which ever is the later
date, and so states in his application
for reinstatement.
There are , at present atiout 150,000
pieces of lost baggage belonging to
members of the A. E. F. on the
Government docks at Hoboken, N. J.
made up of 20,000 trunk lockers,
15,000 bed rolls, 5,000 suit cases, and
110,000 barrack bags; whteh have
come from overseas and remain un
claimed by their owners. Much of
this baggage is marked with names
only and cannot bo forwarded to the
owners. In all cases, a new shipping
address is required All owners of
lost baggage should forward their
claims and present addresses to Lost
Baggage Branch, Pier No. 2, Ho
boken, New Jersey with an accurate
description of the missing property.
A complete card index permits
prompt identification, and the bag
gage will be forwarded by express at
Government expense if on hand at
Hoboken. , , ;

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