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-THE ALMA 'RECORD- Thursday 'Nov 211321$ THE ALMA RECORD MAI1COCK & CROSSKOPF. TublUher Published Every Thursday Afternoon at Aim, Gratiot County, Michigan H. S. IUHCOCK, Editor ELINOR C. 11ABC0CK, AoclaU Editor TKItMS OF SUIISCRII'TION WHEN I'AID IN ADVANCE One copy, one year w. ,11.60 One cojy, three month B6c One ropy, uix months 76c Outside of Mate, one year 12.00 THANKSGIVING DAY Wc all know the origin of Thanksgiving Day. It is therefore not mrussary in this connection to repeat the details concerning it. We may, however, say in all sincerity that the observance of this day set apart for us by our Pilgrim fathers has meant much to the 'American Nation and has proved to be one of the customs which has helped to bind us together as 'a nation and to keep fresh in our minds the sacrifices and perils which our Pilgrim Fathers underwent in order that we as a country might live and grow and expand until we have become one of the greatest nations upon the face of the globe. And the observance of this day, set rpart from all other days by our president and the governors of each state by official proclamation, each year, should also serve to keep fresh in our minds that same feeling of thankfulness and reverence toward Almighty God that prompted that , first ob servance. For he has continued to show us his Divine Favor through all the years and has so shaped the important issues which we as a Nation have been called upon to face from time to time, that our national integrity has been preserved ' and our country has maintained the ideals for which our Forefathers suf fered so much. . ; It is the custom of large business houses to take account of stock at least once each year in order that they may compute their gains or losses and take a fresh start for another year. And it would seem, upon serious consideration that Thanksgiving day might well mean the individual something similiar to. this. Only the average individual sometimes finds it hard to put a proper valuation upon his blessings and allows a little streak of hard luck which may have affected him temporarily to his disadvant age to obscure his sense of proportion and make him see things in a blue light. For instance, how many of us put a proper valuation upon continued health. Very few of us give it even a passing thought until we are deprived of that greatest of blessings, temporarily or permanently. Then we feel that nothing is of so much import ance as the regaining of that which we have lost. Therefore, when you prepare, your budget of thanksgiving this week why not take this into' consideration. Then again who can put an adequate valuation upon friendship, upon home, upon family, up on education, upon a thousand and one other things which we ac cept day by day as a matter of course, but which if taken into account must perforce make the balance for us upon the thankful side of the ledger of life a very large one. For few are so poor that they do not possess in large degree some of these great bless ings enumerated and many others which space has forbidden us to mention. We have therefore great cause for thanksgiving individually this year. And it is largely our own fault if we do riot stop for a day and allow this feeling of thankfulness to permeate our minds so that it will remain with us throughout the year to come. And for our own good we should deliberately pick out our many bless ings and give thanks to Almighty God " who has given us liberally all these things to enjoy." For after everything is said it is not material things which make us happy or unhappy, but it. is our attitude of mind toward life and what it is bringing us. We have also great cause nationally for thanksgiving. We are at peace with all the world. We have maintained our national integrity and our national honor through all the trying times of the last few years. We are taking the leadership in the great conference now in session to consider the definite limitation of armaments. Just what the outcome of this conference will be it is too early to say, but we hope much from what has already been done and should give thanks that at last definite steps are being taken to make war an improbability if not an impossibility. For when we consider the far-reaching effects of the last great war, the amount of money expended, the appalling loss of human life, the enor mous burden of debt which is piled up and must be paid in one way or another, we are staggered by the sum-total of it all, and must feel that war has always been one of the greatest curses up on the world. We have many other causes for national Thanksgiving, so many that we cannot begin to enumerate even a small part of them. Therefore as this Thanksgiving day dawns, we feel sure that as a nation and as individuals we shall ponder up on the real significance of this occasion and that the. day will mean much to us all because we shall make it mean much to us all through thoughtful consideration of the real significance of the day, through thankful prayer for all our blessings, , and through real service to others less fortunate than ourselves. MASTERLY ECONOMY President Harding's accomplish ments in the way of reducing govern ment expenditure are beginning to take a shape in which the figures speak for themselves.- Critics of the administration have been saying that much of the reduction for which credit has been given to Congress was a reduction on paper only meaning that cuts in the appropria tion bills would be offset later by de ficiency allowances. They would have had to be offset this year to a consid erable extent, undoubtedly, but for the President's determination to re strain the spenders. The estimates for 1921-22 were prepared by the Wilson administra tion. There was no budget lay in effect then, and spendthrifts like Mr. Baker and Mr. Daniels still had a free hand. Secretary Houston asked Con gress for appropriations totaling $5,259,000,000. Congress granted much less, the appropriations made amounting to a little more than $3, 800,000,000. But many hold-over obligations had to be assumed by the Treasury along with a few new obligations notably a charge of $120,000,000 for the bet ter care of the disabled Veterans. Secretary Mellon reported on August 5 last that the expenditures for 1921- 22 would run as high as $-1,554,000,- 000. At this point Mr. Harding and Gen eral Dawes stepped in. They told the department and bureau chiefs that operating costs must be scaled down. On August 10 it was announc ed that the government would find a way to save $520,000,000,- bringing the outlay for the year down to $4, 034,000,000. Sending in the defic iency estimates for 1921-22 last Thursday the President announced that a further saving of $94,000,000 would be made, reducing the 1921-22 total to $:,940,000,000. Since Con gress appropriated $3,800,000,000 and is now asked to grant deficiencies of $187,000,000, expenditure for the year will be within the appropriations. This is an extraordinary record in retrenchment. For 1921-22 the gov ernment will spend $1,319,000,000 less than Secretary Houston thoucht it would be possible for it to get along on New York Tribune. SUMNER UNCLE SAM'S PROPOSAL ... Never in the history of the United States, probably never in the history of the world, has there been proposed a plan of such great importance that met with such universal approval as the suggestions submitted by President Harding and Secretary Hughes as the basis for discussion of limitation of armaments at the conference now in session in Washington. Not only from the press of this country, also without regard to politics, and from the people of this country, also without .regard to politics, but from the representatives and the press and the people of other countries there has come the warmest commendation of the pro posals which have been made for the relief of the world from the great burden of military preparedness. "It is at once apparent from a mere glance at the plan for discontinuance of construction and the scrapping of ships already constructed or under construction, that President Harding pro poses for the United States a program of reduction of armament far more drastic that that Avhich he suggests for other leading na tions. This in itself is the most tangible, and substantial evidence of our good faith. It is a manifestation rjot only of our confidence in the practicability of maintaining national safety without con tinuing our competition in armament, but it is an expression of confidence that all of the other nations have come to the confer ence inspired by the same desire that we entertain for limitation of armaments and reduction of military expenditures. The United States offers to meet the other nations more than half way in full confidence that they will receive our advances in the brotherly spirit in which they are offered. I There has been for several weeks a feeling that probably not much would.be accomplished by the conference on limitation of armaments. This feeing is very materially dispelled by the pro posals the American delegation has submitted and by the cordial manner in which those proposals have been received. CD-OPERATE TO GONRGTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ASKS THAT DATES OF FUNCTIONS RE REPORTED TO OFFICE. Early in the present year, the Alma Chamber of Commerce asked that all organizations in the city when plan ning functions, list their dates with the secretary of the Chamber of Com merce, so that there might be no con flicts. The need of listing dates for the various entertainments and other matters has recently been made ap parent by a conflict in dates, which was smoothed out only after some little difficulty. Only in this way can the various organizations of the city hope to secure open dates for at tractions that they may have, at which they hope to have a large at tendance. The Chamber of Commerce head quarters has the regular meeting time of the various meetings of the churches of the city, and in addition to this only two organizations of Al ma have been consistently reporting their dates to the Chamber of Com merce, these being the Elks and the Presbyterian Brotherhood. The Alma Chamber of Commerce can do considerable in this respect for the organizations of the city, if they will co-operate in the matter. Such co-operation is certain to work out for the best interests of all. With Our State Contemporaries NO GUN NO ROBBERY That happening in Bay City, Tues day afternoon, illustrates what effect would be" had on the bandit and rob bery Industry if prohibition in re volvers obtained. A rascal, amied with a 'revolver, successfully held up a dealer and his bookkeper in the former's place of business, made them lie down on the floor, roll over and do other stunts at command of the load ed revolver he held In his hand. Not content with the loot he obtained the robber sought to beat information out of the proprietor with the butt end of the gun and the weapon was knocked out of his hand. Thereupon, and notwithstanding a lacerated scalp, the dealer jumped to his feet and proceeded to give his as sailant, who is much the bigger man of the two, a sound beating, while the bookkeeper secured the revolver, call ed in the police and the bandit was taken wliere he belongs. It is quite evident that this robbery would not have been attempted had not the murderous coward who tried it had possession of a. loaded revolv er; and the same applifrs to the vast majority of holdups and robberies committed from day to day. There is every good reason why it should be made impossible for revolvers to have general circulation. There does rfot seem to be one really good reason why the present laxity obtains. A Detroit prohibition agent testified that he takes several big drinks every day on business. Which no doubt ac count for the extreme difficulty ex perienced in recruiting whisky detec tives. Saginaw News-Courier. Arthur Forquer left Monday for Saginaw on a few'days business trip. William Price was in Carson City on'tusiness Monday. Mrs. F. H. (Jurn reutrned Monday from an extended visit with her daughter in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Vincent Phillips left Monday for Florida where he lias 'employment. A. E. Fowler and wife have re turned from their hunting trip in the northern part of the state. Mr. Hayden of Grand Rapids was here on business Wednesday. Mr. Pease has returned from a bus iness trip to Cedar Springs. Frank Smith and two sons and Will Seifried returned Thursday from their hunting trip in the upper penin sula, bringing home with them four deer. Ezra Leonard, wife and mother, Mrs. White were Alma visitors Tues day. Chas. Black and son, Lyle, were in Carson City on business Wednesday. George Schlappi of Alma visited with friends here the first of the week. Mrs. Joe Cooley was forced to close her school near Elwell Tuesday be cause of illness. William Phillips has installed a telephone in his residence. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Seaman enter tained relatives from Alma last week. James DufTield has returned from spending the summer at Ionia. A. J. Mulford, and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Clark of Maple Rapids vis ited the latter part of the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Mulford. Harry Fisher and Vance Woodard spent Fridayjn Alma. Oliver Duffield and daughter, Ves tis, visited Friday at the home of his father in Ferris. Earl Shuttleworth, wife and daugh ter of New Haven spent Saturday afternoon with friends. Elmer Evey has returned from his hunting trip. Mrs. Shaver has returned to her home after having spent several months with her sister, Mrs. S. Cor bit of St. Johns. Carl Leonard and Ina Neusbaum spent Sunday with Mt. Pleasant friends. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Evey of Ithaca spent Sunday here with relatives and friends. C. L. Boothe and wife of Alma vis ited relatives here Sunday. Frank Hicks has moved to Alma where he has employment. Charles Stafford, wife and children spent Sunday with Mrs. Stafford's parents in Carson City. Charles Black has purchased the Byron Summers farm west of Sum ner. A new floor is being laid in the I. O. O. F.' hall and will be ready for November 21, when a dance and oy ster supper will be held there. i j Tracing Origin ef Billiard. Billiards la believed by come to bare been brought from the east bj the Crusaders, while othera claim an English origin for it and find it allied to tho game of bowls. Still others as ert that tbe French developed it from an ancient German game. It seems pretty certain that the first person to give form and role to the game was Id artist named Henrique Devlgne. who lived in the reign of Charles IX One writer sees in billiards tbe an cient gauio of patllemallle played on A table Instead of on the ground, and this ts a reasonable assumption. RAILROAD TIME TABLES Pere Marquette Railroad Westbound Eastbound 8:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 1:35 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 5:54 p.m. 8:55 p.m. Daily and Sunday Ann Arbor Railroad Northbound Southbound 8:35 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 12:25 p.m. 10:00a.m. 4:34 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 9:05 p.m. 4:58 p.m. Daily and Sunday 10:36 p.m. G:39a.m. Run Sunday only. 24-tf - ... .4, Record Directory FOR READY REFERENCE 1 T LIKE II BUZZ W So dizzy had to sit down where he was. Very bilious and nervous. Claims three bottles of Dreco have purged his liver and re lieved him. "I think I had the worst liver in the town rnd nothing seemed to clean it off," stated Mr. William Carter, re siding on North Rose Street, Kalama zoo, Mich. "I'd get so dizzy that my head felt like it was going around like a buzz saw and I'd have to stop and sit down right where I was when these attacks came on. I was bilious, had a vile taste in my mouth, nad the pains in my back often kept me awake at night, some nights I didn't sleep over three hours. "I have taken three bottles of Dreco and it is remarkable the way it has cleaned out my entire system and built me up. My liver has been purged of the excess bile, I never get dizzy these days, my breath is pure and sweet, pains in my back are gone and my nerves are steady. I sleep sound all night long and get up feel ing refreshed and full of energy. Dreco is a great remedy and I strong ly recommend it." Dreco acts on the liver day by day cleansing it in a pleasant smooth manner. It is not harsh but the ac tion is positive and prompt. Dreco tones the liver so it performs its du ties naturally, that is why relief is lasting. Dreco is being specially introduced by Chas. R. Murphy in Alma and sold by all druggists. advertisement ALMA ST. JOHNS BUS LINE CENTRAL TIME GOING SOUTH Lv. Alma . Ithaca . Pompeii A.M. 7:40 A.M. 8:05 A.M. GOING NORTH Lv. St. Johns .. Pompeii .... Ithaca Arrive in' Alma , :30 A.M. 10:20 A.M. 10:45 A.M. 11:1.1 A.M. 3:00 T.M. 8:30 P.M. 8:55 P.M. 8:10 P.M. 6 :R5 P.M. :20 P.M. :60 P.M. One Trip Sunday I.cave Alma ........ 3:00 P.M. Leave St. -Johns ....5:10 P.M. Good connections with cars to and from Lansing. D. S. FOSTER Proprietor 27-4w Preserre This and Then You'll Know President and Congress President, Warren G. Harding, Ohio. Salary 375,000, with allowance for traveling ex-tx-nnoa up to 125.000 extra, and $160,000 more for clerk hire and White Hou ex penses $260,000 in all. (Subject to chanre) Vico-rrenidont. Calvin Coolide, Mass., alar? iiz.wuu. rrem.ient pro tern of senate, Al bert II. Cummins, Iowa. SiH-aker of Houso, Frederick II. Glllett of Mann.; salary $12,000. The 96 Senators and 435 KeprenentativeA of 67th congrem receive $7,600 ralary each, with mileage extra at 20 cent a milo each way, each session, fig ured on distance between their homes and Vashinton; also $125 extra for stationery, newspapers, etc. Each Lt also allowed $3,500 a year for clerk hire. Ratio of representation, one member to each 211,817 population. Party Division In 67th Congress: House 301 Rep., 133 Dem., i Soc. gen ate 69 Rep., 17 Dem. U. S. Senators Chas E. Townsend, Truman H. Newberry. P.epreaentative in Congress Joseph W. Ford- ney. The Cabinet Arranged In order of presidential succession: Sec'y State. Charles K. Hughes, N. Y. ; Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon, Pa. ; War, John W. Weeks. Ma. ; AttyGen., Harry M. Daugherty, Ohio; Postmaster-Gen., Will II. Hays, Ind. ; Sec'y Navy. Edwin Denby, Mich.; Interior. Albert B. Fall. N. Mex. j Agriculture, Henry C. Wallace, Iowa; Com merce, Herbert C. Hoover, Calif. ; Labor, Jame3 J. Davis, Pa. Salary of each $12,000. The Supreme Court Chief Justice, William Howard Taft, sal ary CIS. 000. Associate Justices, salary, $14,500 each; Jos McKenr.a, Calif., (Rep.): Oliver W. Holmes, Mass., (Rep) ; Wm. R, Day, Ohio, (Rep.) ; Willis VanDeventer, Wyo., (Rep.); Mahlon Titney, N. J., (Rep): James McReynolds, Tenn., (Dem.); Imis D. HraodeiM, Mass., (Dem.) ; John H. Clarke, Ohio. (Dem.) Michigan Government Governor, Alex. J. Groebeck, salary, $5,000; Lieut. Gov., Thomas Read, salary. $800.00; Secretary of State, Charles J. Deland, sal ary. $2500.00 ; State Treas., Frank E. Gor man, salary, $2500.00 ; Auditor Gen., Ora mel 15. Fuller, salary $2500.00 ; Attorney Gen.. Mertin Wiley, salary $5000.00; Supt. of Public Inetruction, Thomas E. Johnson, salary, $4000.00; State Highway Com., Frank F. Rogers, salary $7600.00 ; Senator of District, Aaron Amon, salary $800.00 ; Representative of District, David G. Iocke, salary. JSOO.OO : Supreme Court Judges, sal ary $7000.00 ; Joseph P. Moore, Joseph H. Steere, Howard Weist, Grant Fellows, John W. Stone, Geo. M. Clark, John E. Bird, Nelson Sharp. County Officers Circuit Judge, Edward J. Moinet, salary $3600.00; Judjre of Probate, James G. Kress, salary, $2400.00 ; Sheriff, A. T. WIN lert, salary, fees; Clerk, Bernie Case, sal ary, $1500; Treas., Sidney Evey, salary. $1500: Proa. Atty., Romaine Clark, salary, $2200 ; Register of Deed. Chas. Heislcr, salary, fees : School Com., Howard Potter, salary, $1600; Circuit Court Com., Archie McCall. Wm. A. Bahlke, fees; Drain Com., Krva Laycork, salary $1500; Coroners, W. K. Ludwig, Dr. Hall, fees. City Government Mayor, Chas. R. Murphy, salary. $300.00; City Commissioners, John C. Chick, Floyd Glass, A. J. Archer, Philip Cr eager, salary, $200.00 : City Manager, ' Wm. E. Reynolds, kalary $5000.00 ; City Clerk, Francis C. Hayward, salary $3000,00 ; City Trseaurer, D. W. Adams, salary. $1800.09; City At torney, Wm. A. Bahlke, salary. $1200.00; Health Officer, Dr. John N. Day. salary, $1500.00; Chief of Police, James R. Camp bell, salary $1750.00; Supervisors, 1st ward, Jesse E. Fuller, 2nd ward, Nicholas . Saad, 3rd ward. Albert P. Cook, 4th ward, Jacob D. H el man, salary. $3.00 per day en actual time. We- THURSDAY and FRIDAY A Special Thanksgiving Day Attraction ': - "The Old Nest" Showing continuously Thanks giving Day from 2:30 to 11:00. Admission 11c and 35c SATURDAY WILL ROGERS in "Boys Will Be Boys' Chester Comedy SUNDAY and MONDAY The Sensational Under-Sea Drama "WET GOLD" Toonerville Trolley Comedy TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY MARION DAVIES . in "Buried Treasure" Travelog Kinograms THURSDAY and FRIDAY MAY ELLISON in 'BIG GAME" Fox News Tathe Review COMING , Harold Lloyd in "Among. Those. Present r. a . Telephone No. 17 Corner.1 State arid Soperl ELILOSflDKPS DBflDOSEraY' C.O.D. and Cash Orders Solicited. Free Delivery Service 10 lb. Corn Meal, white or yellow . .. .. .20c or 5 lbs. Fine Granulated Sugar 1 27c With each $1.00 purchase of other merchandise. Famo Tancake Argo Gloss or Corn Flour, sack w9C Starch, per lb 3 pkgs. Macaroni AF K. C. Raking Powd- O0 for baOw tr large cans bvy Butter or Oyster ! Powdered Sugar Ax A ft ft Crackers, tt I da 2 G per lb - 1 UQ Honey, dark or light Broken Rice C new, per lb wUG per lb OC Lemons, new Aft Brednut Oleo OQ per doz. vUC per lb. tewG Brazil Nuts, per lb 23c Seeded Raisins, pkjr t 22c 5 empty Brednut cartons worth to you '. '. 29c Wanted Black Walnuts, Hickory Nuts, Apples, Eggs " Atamieuuinni ' .- . i - - f Weanr-Eveir Special 1 1 One 1-qt. Saucepan ) One 2-qt. Saucepan f " EARL C. CLAPP o to a a . .1,., i ,'Vr B.,i-i ' Special Bargains in D GAR KB and TRBC Studebakcr, 1917, 4-cyl. excellent condition Rco 4-cyl. Touring new tires $2i Maxwell Touring new top new tires Republic 1-ton, pneumatic tires.caK, stake rack, starter and fl Zx5 lights Republic 2-ton, pneumatic tires, cab, gravel body, stake rack . . . . 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