Thursday, April 7. 11)21
-THE ALMA RECORD-
! PLAN TO UNIFY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BILL PROPOSES NEW SYS
TEM IN STATE.
Other Departments To Be, Merced In
Governor Alex. J. Groesbo.ck, in pre
senting to the Legislature the Depart
ment of Public Safety bill, Introduced
by Senator Forrester of Dockerville,
has outlined nn entirely new system
for preventing crime, preserving the
peace and apprehending criminals in
Michigan. His Idea Is to create a btato
department which shall bind toother
all of the police agencies of the state
in one organization for the enforce
ment of the laws.
The Forrester bill proposes that the
Michigan State Police, the Stato Fire
Marshal's ofilco, the State Oil Inspec
tor's office and tho prohibition law
enforcement of tho Food and Drug
department bo merged In a new de
partment headed by a commissioner
appointed by tho governor, with ap
proval of the state senate. This de
partment is to act under orders of tho
governor and to assist tho attorney
general in all investigations where its
aid may bo needed.
The evil which this bill seeks to cor
rect is the divided law enforcement
system of the rresent timo whereby
local officials work independently in
their respective Jurisdictions, giving
opportunity for local influences to
paralyze tho operation of the laws In
Such u department of public safety
as is proposed would co-operato with
every' local official and would give the
peace officers in tho smaller towns
and counties the advantage of trained
detectives, llngi-r-print experts and the
like. At the same time, this stato
t agency would keep every police officer
"on his toes" in enforcement of thy
laws lest he bo called to account for
Getting the Bandits.
Every telegraph and telephone com
pany is required to give immediate
service to polico officials under the
terms of the bill. This is intended to
provide means for catching bandits
and other criminals by means of rapid
notiflcr.tion of police officials in all the
territory surrounding the scene of a
crime. Any police official wilfully tail
ing to co-operate with the department
of public safety In the enforcement of
the laws is made llablo to removal
The bill would continue the Stato
Folice, although under a somewhat
differcnpplan of organization and with
broader powers and duties . It is esti
mated that it would save tht; state a
very considerable nnmunt of money
each year through the consolidation
Governor (Iroesbeck has expressed
the opinion that present conditions
are such that a centralized and more
effective organization of police agen
cies is-necessary to cure the epidemic
of banditry and other violent crime
and he has given his ideas, based on
bis four years' experience as attorney
general, in the Forrester bill.
It is anticipated that there will be
opposition to the bill from elements
which desire a continuance of tho old
system of local influence In enforce
ment of the state laws.
GETS AUTO THIEF
AIID ALSO MOONSHINE
Trooper W. J. Poole of the Michigan
State Police was instrumental in re
covering a etolt-n automombilo the
other day and at the same time hap
pened upon a large quantity of moon
shine liquor. He was called to a resi
dence on Lake Street in Jackson, the
report being sent in that a mysterious
car had been standing In front of the
' houso for a considerable length of
time. Trooper Poole investigated, and
was a short distance from tho house
when three men came out. He ac
costed them and one of the men start
ed to draw a revolver, but Trooper
Poole was too quick for him and had
him covered in an Instant. The man
who had the gun was Edward Kaz
marek, tho gun being the same one
taken from Warren Bromley pome
time ago. John Bilik, one of tho
three, is being held pending the in
vestigation of the car, which has all
of the numbers filed off of it, and Ed
ward Bilik, his brother, drew ten days
for his part in the affair. When
Trooper Poolo searched the house he
discovered a five-gallon Jug which had
been broken. From tho amount of tho
liquid on tho floor, the. Jug must have,
teen entirely full of moonshine. ,
Why Duried Glass Disintegrates.
The bureau of standards fcays that
lass would fdowly disintegrate when
burled in moist soil. The action on
the glar.s would be due primarily to
water and alkali. The disintegrating
fiction would vary with tho composb
tlon or character of the glass and the
conditions that obtained In the Foil.
This action would probably be ex
tremely fcJow with any glass, and It
would probably bo centuries before
pome glass would be completely dis
The celebrntion of Halloween dates
back to antiquity. It was a holiday
combining classic mythology, Druidic
beliefs and superstitions of that far
away time. The change to a social
Anniversary was gradual and finally
became a recognized time for general
Income Tax Amendment Is Passed
Lansing, Mich., April 7 (By U. P.)
The income tax amendment was
passed by the house yesterday with a
margin of two votes.
The Strom motion picture bill
shorn of all its teeth was also passed
by the house, many legislators voting
foT the measure because they did
not believe that it meant anything.
Governor Groesbeck today signed
the automobile theft prevention bill
which is regarded r.s the most ef
fective bill of the kind that has been
passed by any state in the country.
Iabor Hoard Utiles That Case lie
Presented lleforc Wage Cut.
Chicago, April 7 (Uy U. P.) The
wages of common laborers on the
railroads of the United States must
not be arbitrarily slashed the United
States labor board ruled today.
It is set forth that both sides of
the wage controversy must come be
fore the United States Railroad Ii
boi Board and present their cases
ana a ruling be given by the board
before any such wage cut can be
(Continued from page one)
Mrs. II. L. Rockwell ?
Emily Maud Hooper
J. M. Montigel
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Reynolds
M. I). Wilcox
William Davies Amos
Lyle De Rarnhart
Harriet Emily Davis
Allen T. Toilette
William J. R. Hicks
Margaret K. Moore
Marion Leslie Rcid -
Ix'o M. Sharrar
Harold A. Johnstone
N. T. Des.Iardins
Paul F. Weatherliead
J. Foster Mitchell
j Margaret M. Po.-le
Aynes May Youngs
F.lah R. Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Carroll
I Mr. and .Airs. Fred' Slater
(.'has. F. Dr.Rois
I Dr. K. J. Graham
j Gratiot County Oil Co
F. W. Hooper
(Mr. and .Mrs. S. Messimrer
! Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Parsons..
I Sawkins Piano Co
J. R. Watkins
The next meeting of the VtVunnV
Auxiliary will be hell at Mrs. P. W.
Greaser's, lu 1 State St., April . 1L
7:.,o j). m.
Each lady is requested to bring as
many pairs of inexpensive stockings
cs-sHe feel dMi to cuiitrib j'.e. These
stocking are to be turned over to the
Welfare League to be distributed to
the needy children of the city. It is
especially requested that stockings of
a heavy quality be selected and in
sizes ranging from the ages tf fi to
I At the meeting the Program com
jmittee will also present the plans of
I the WOlk for Hn rrmiimr w-nr v.rv
interesting program is iioir arrang
ed and all the ladies are urged t.- be
pre sent at this time.
Through the ho pitality of Mrs.
C.-ea-er it has been posr ible to plan
a very pleasant social hour, in
I which refreshments v.w.l nu;-!- are tu
1 1-e a part.
The Martin family has moved into
the green house, at the corr:. r of 11c
publie avenue and Eastward street.
George Ilniv.p, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ely Hamp, Grove avenue, met with a
severe accident last Monday, Marvh
L-'S. He was struck by an elettric car
near his home -M Chelsea, sustaining
a fracture of his right h.c. ar.d injur
ies to his side and right arm.
Mrs. Waldo Peterson, !aurhter of
Fred Hare, Eastward street, with her
husband, and their con-in of T m-iii"-.
! visited her parents over the Ea-ter
The Harper family have moved to
the farm to work durinr the sum my.
The Jordan family, .Republic ave
nue, has moved away to the farm t
Rev. iJ'.nnctt, jind his wife, parents
of Mrs. Peers, Dean street, have gone
to their farm to live.
The little three year old daughter
of Ray Snyder, Rosedah- avenue, had
her eye severe ly injured by an air
gun in the hands r,f a neighbor's boy.
The Eastmin-ter Ladies' Aid meets
tomorrow, Friday, afternoon, with
Mrs. Grierson, Grove avenue, to work
for the Welfare association.
Mrs. Ernest Mockridge and her
three children are all ulferijig from
There was a surprise party in honor
of Mrs. Uradley at her home on Grove
avenue, on Saturday night.
Dr. Gelstor.'s talk on Alma College
and the proposed Memorial auditor
ium, and what he said regarding col
leges, was greatly appreciated by hi
large audience la-t Sunday night! The
pong by Mrs. DoYnut g and Adela
Rows was very helpful.
The Parent-Tea'. Tier dub meets at
Republic school on Wednesday even
ing, April l:?, at 7:':. The commit
tee has an unusually strong program.
The speaker for the cvenin" is Dr.
Rowe of the Mt. Pleasant Normal
school. Do not miss this.
Al Grove and daughters spent tho
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Wire-man
near Ferris Center.
Girl Scouts' Scoutmistross, Irene
Pattison, of Republic school, was
joine-d in marriage last week to Mr.
Otis Sanderson of Lansing.
Miss Stit nd Miss Trapp, of Re
public school, spent a very happy
Easter season with friends in Ohio.
Japanese "Insect Dell."
A natural curiosity of Japan !x fbe
"Insect be'll." It I a black beetle which
emPM harmonious sounds like those of
a Utile silver bell.
Roy Miller and family were in Al
ma on business Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Chambers of
Ithaca were calling on relatives here
John Nimmo and Glenn Wilcox and
family were in Ithaca and Alma on
Mrs. Ralph Norton and son, Max, of
Cleveland, Ohio, have been spending
the past week with relatives here and
at 11 rice. '
Mr. and Mrs. C. Mertz and daugh
ter, Barbara of Midilleton spent Sun
day at the home of A. P. Morris.
Mrs. A. YanIIeck and Mrs. Emery
Williams attended the funeral of Mrs.
Lizzie Harris, which was held at the
Christian church at Middleton last
Miss Rerniee Bellinger of Ionia and
Mrs. Rob Kelley and two children of
HuSbardston Sundaycd at Leo Rel
Scott Payne was in Ithaca on busi
Mrs. Lloyd Downs and daughter,
Doris of St. Louis spent Sunday at
Vill Troub's home.
Mrs. Hattie Hyatt is nursing at the
C. Poindexter home near Carson
Mr. Clark Rosserman an aged and
highly respected resident of this place
died early Sunday morning after a
Thomas Caris has moved into his
tesidence which he recently purchased
of George Priest.
Mrs. Jennie Casi'.attdias moved into
l;cr residence which she bought of
Mrs. Yern Cook and children of Ed
more are here visiling her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rriggs for a while
as the farmer's home recently burned
Mrs. Erwin Er.-kins home is under
quarantine with scarlet fever.
ay It With Timers
We liae a complete line of Cut Flowers, Illooining Plants
and Ferns. Also Pansy Plants and Shrubbery ready to
plant. Ilrinjj in your Porch Boxes and Baskets to be filled.
:2.'I Wood worth
Fixtures and Wiring
Do not buy a Lighting Plant
until we have called on you
VVc can save
THE UN I VI MS . V CAR
KVKUY SIXTH CAR YOU MEET IS NOT A
"I OKI)" BUT THE OTHER FIVE ABE
Yes, we delivered eleven new "FORDS" last
week and will deliver ten this week, justifying
our prediction that before the first of April there,
would be a shortage of the Universal Car. The
factory made and sold in March 80,000 cars and
have on file orders for 1)0,000 for April and
orders still pouring, in. This wonderful showing
despite the fact of the tightness of the money
market demonstrates the fact that the car buy
ing public, are buying the car that will give them
the most value for their money and will also e;ive.
them the wonderful "FORD" service no matter
where you jo.
If you arc contemplating buying your "FORD"
ami waiting for delivery in May you will no'doubf
be disappointed and will have, tf) wait the same
as last year. Clet your order in NOW so you will
be able to tfet your "FORD" in a reasonable
length of time.
We also wish to say to the public at large, that
our ladies' rest room is open to the public and we
wisli all to take advantage of the same, no mat
ter if you own a car or not.
JOHNSON & THOMPSON
Ford and Fordson Sales and Service
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pntmnn and
Mr. and Mrs. Rreece were Sunday vis
itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. De-
Wett Murtaugh and Mr. and Mrs. Buhl
Mrs. Casper Sutton of Alma spent
from Saturday until Tuesday with
Mrs. Win. Caris and other friends.
James Carder has moved into the
arm residence of Mr. Wm. Scranton.
Elton Hornbeck has moved into the
residence he purchased of James Cor
(ler. Wm. Caris moved Tuesday into his
residence north of the bank.
Joe Chat man of Lansing has been
Arthur Peck of Alma was a Mon
day visitor of Wm. Yenton.
Miss Yesta Griffith of Ruffalo, N.
Y. in here visiting her mother and
step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Renjamin
""Notice Stockholders and all Alma
boosters who are interested in the
Acme Beet Harvester, its develop
ment and factory location, be pres
ent at the office of P. W. Creaser,
Monday April 11 at 7:30 p. m.
Signed, Arthur Lippert. adv.
Baked goods always fresh at the
Wolverine Dairy. adv lw
The World's Greatest Car
See it at
307 E. Superior St.
Phone .'JO U. 2
& Battery Co.
Take solid comfort, driving in an Over
land easy riding car. Buy it at a small
cost payment, and easy terms on the
It is a high grade car at a low price,
long mileage, small up keep, and des
irable style. Its a real car. Come and see
More Than a Piano
Below you will find listed genuine bargains in player
pianos and straight pianos. You will notice that every
one is of the highest grade and most are brand new instru
ments. We need the room so have put the prices down
where they will move quickly.
$500.00 Sterling Mahogany
Sale price . . . . .
$650.00 Hallet & Davis Mahogany
$625.00 Oak Gulbransan player outfit with
bench and 25 Rolls music Sale price
$900.00 Walnut Washburn Player New
Sale price . . .
$525.00 Washburn piano Mahogany New
Sale price .....
$550.00 Hobert M. Cable piano Mahogany
, New Sale price . '
$575.00 Hobert M. Cable piano Walnut New
Sale price . . . . ,
$900.00 Walnut Washburn Player New
Sale price . . . ' .
Chase Bros. Piano Ebony
Sale price . .
$450.00 Emerson Piano Ebony
Sale price .....
Aside from the above list we have many other equally
fine bargains. You may pay for them on easy terms if
you wish. Bench and player rolls included free of charge.
Lack of space prevents us from lisling our many phon
ograph bargains but it will pay you to call and sec them
The Sawkies Piano Co0 ,
"THE VICTROLA STORE"
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