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-THE ALMA TtECORD- PAGE THREE ( 9 Q REPORT FOfl HUT BUT GOOD CKOWINC WEATUKIt HAS HKTTEHFI) CONDITION FOK MOST CHOI'S IS KKI'OKT. Exceptionally fcooil prowing wea ther prevailed during the month of Ma, and the condition of nil crops except spring wheat and sugar beets was above the U'n-year average on June 1, and those two crops were only one point below their respective averages. The joint report, issued today by John A. Doelle, State Com missioner of Agriculture and Verne II. Church, Agricultural Statistician, U. S. Uureau of Markets and Crop Estimates, also mentions an increas ed acreage of clover and alfalfa hay and a considerable decline in the area devoted to spring wheat and barley. The condition of winter wheat im proved two per cent during the month, and now indicates a crop of 10,425,000 bushels. This in one per ct-nt below last year's condition on the same date, but eight per cent above the ten-year average. The acreage of spring wheat sown ; is .'4,000 as compared with 40,0001 last year and 100,000 in IVVJ. It the present condition of 10 per cent is maintained, a crop of 520,000 bushels will be harvested. The oat acreage was increased but cne per cent over last year, the to tal being' estimated at 1,550,000. In a few counties some intended acre- ace was not sown because of wet weather at the proper seeding time. 01 per cent is the condition reported for the State, which represents a to- tal production of 54,(120,000 bushels, and which is three per cent above the ten-year average. Owing to a large carry-over of corn from the abundant crop of last year, and to delays in seeding caused by wet weather, the acreage of bar ley was reduced eight per cent below that sown in 1021. Good growing weather prevailed during May and at the end of the month the croD , showed a condition of-01 per cent. - This represents a prospective crop Of 5,002,000 bUShels on the lilb.UUU ivuiiuiiu, v.nu uruuuainia acres sown. are m Grand Rapids, spent a few days The condition of rye remained un-,here with his family last week. Mr. changed from the 00 per cent re- Holland will move his family to Ann ported ore month ago. This is one I Arbor the last of this month, per cent better than last year, and j Mrs. Idah Belmont of Saginaw, dis thiee points above the ten-year ave-' trict representative of the Women's rage. The crop is now estimated at j Benefit Association, was present at 0,705,000 bushels. 'the regular meeting of the associa- (lood rains during the first of May tion held here Tuesday evening, caused a marked improvement in j The next regular meeting of Royal the outlook for hay, raising the con-, Temple No. 10 Pythian Sisters, will dition figure from 80 to 03 per cent, j be held Tuesday evening, June 20, at This is seven per cent better than . the K. of P. hall, after which the the ten-year average and 17 per cent Temple will adjourn until Sept. 12. over lart year's crop. The estimat-j Mr. and Mrs. E. McLean and Mrs. ed production is 4,003,000 tons. If! William McLean and little daughter this quantity is attained, it will be ; visited at the home of the former's the largest crop ever cut in Michigan brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. except that of 1010 when 4,2G,000 tons werw harvested. Clover mea dows are in excellent condition ex cept in the few counties that suf fered from drought last summer, and an increase of three per cent in the acreage to be cut is indicated. The condition is 05 per cent. An in- crease of 15 per cent in the acreage of alfalfa gives an area of 28,000 acres to be cut for hay this year. The large amount seeded this year is ex pected to give a much greater" in crease in the acreage for 1023. The present condition is 00 per cent. The condition of pastures rose from 74 per cent during the month of May, being 10 per cent better than lart year and seven per cent above the 10-year average for June 1. The prospects for apples vary widely between different localities, ranging from about 50 per cent up to a full crop. Early varieties and some winter varieties have set good crops. Baldwins bloomed very lit tle and will be a light crop in many orchards. Spies bloomed more free ly but are reported as setting rather lightly. Present prospects indicate a crop of 80 per cent, although it is too early to determine what portion of the set will remain on the trees. If the present outlook were main tained, the crop would aggregate 10,078,000 bushels. A condition of 78 per cent is the average for peaches of the several hundred reports received, and indi cates an approximate production of 1,070,000 bushels. Leaf curl has been quite prevalent in portions of southwestern counties, and the buds were killed in some orchards by freezing during the winter. A pear crop of 573,000 bushels is indicated from the present condition of 8S per cent. Barrien, the leading county in production, reports 87 per cent of a crop. The cherry trees bloomed heavily but. did not set as well as expected and the fruit in many orchards was dropping at the time of report. Many growers stated that the condition was uncertain at that date. The average condition reported is 72 per cent. Grand Traverse County's report is 10 per cent above the state average. Plums show a condition of 82 per cent; grapes, 82 per cent; straw ber ries, 00 per cent; blackberries and raspberries, 90 per cent. Milk Products. There are no substitutes for milk nd Its products. Milk, butter, cheese and Ice cream are protective foods, indispensable to -growth and health, and essential Id the perpetuation of the human race. If you use them free ly, you will avoid many physical ail ments and escape disease resulting (herefrom. 1 Local Happeningo Jj Tersely Told $ You will find the best bread In Gutter Cup wrappers 02tfc Verne Rogers of Detroit, spent the week end in Alma visiting with his wife. See Cash, the wool man, for top prices on wool. Phone No. C57. 50-tfc Miss Helle Uurgland Ls spending the week in St. Louis at the Park House. Dr. and Mrs. Kemp of St. Louis were Alma visitors for a short time Sunday. Dr. E. G. Sluyter, osteopathic phy sician, State Savings Bank Building, Alma, both phones. 67-tf Attorney Weddock of Saginaw was in the city on legal business Monday. The Alma College library closed on June 14 for the remainder of the summer. Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Van Amster vis ited relatives and friends in Middle- ton Sunday. Mrs. Win. Davis of Crystal and Mrs. Jake Pipp of Sandusky, called on friends Wednesday. Cordon French of Coleman, who has been teaching this past year in Tccumseh, visited with Alma College friends the first of the week. The large and modern Tanlac Lab oratories at Dayton, Ohio, occupy 00,000 square feet of floor space. Look-Paterson Drug Co. adv. Prosecuting Attorney llomainr Clark and Sheriff A. T. Willert of It haca were in the city on business TT' i t iui r'nffnov ' ....... J entertained the Board of Directors of the Business Women's Association at la luncheon at the wnght House. For Piano Lessons see Miss Nora Brader, graduate University School f music. Duikee's Piano Store, FVi oay aftern"cn advertisement. fi'Mp Dr. and Mrs. Dodge and daughter of Big Rapids, and Dr. and Mrs. Lynch, also of that city, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gerber last week. The next regular meeting of St. Alma Shrine No. 20 W. S. of J. will e held luesday evening, June -'u, after which the Shrine will adjourn until Sept. 10. Fred Rolland, whose headquarters! , Charles McLean at Midland, Sunday. Attorney and Mrs. John M. Dun ham, and daughttr, Barbara, of Grand Rapids visited at the home j 0f the former's brother, Homer Dun- j ham, and family the first of the week. j Mrs. Arthur Gais, Mrs. A. L. , Smith, Mrs. Neva Anderson, Mrs. Krank Gilkn and Mrs. S. E. Dietz of the Alma W. B. A. lodge of this city ( vis eidtthe Saginaw lodge Friday af- J ternoon. Dr. and Mrs. A. A. McNabb of St. j Louis were Alma visitors Sunday and while here attended the Alma I College baccalaur2at address gi'-n j by President Croo.-ts at the Presby. terian church. j Reed Ruggles, who has been at- tending college in Massachusettes i during the past year, has returned I home and will spend the summer va- j cation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I F. W. Ruggles. A large number of Alma baseball : fans went to Shepherd yesterday to j witness the play off between Mt. i Pleasant and Alma high schools for the championship of the Central Michigan League. Dr. and Mrs. Kirker of Detroit, spent the week end in Alma visiting with their sons, Oswald and James, at Alma College, and the first of the week attended the various commence ment week activities. . Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Anderson ac companied by Mrs. W. N. Bingham of Traverse City and Miss Esther Zinn motored to Flint last week. They went there to attend the State meet ing of Disciples of Christ. Why not select your material and have a smart hat made which blends just right with that new gown. We make them at reasonable prices. Call 03, Elite Style Parlors, over the Wright furniture store. -advertisement. Rattan Furniture. Many people Imagine that rattan and willow furniture are the same. Rattan, however, Is the Chinese Importation, brought direct trvxn Singapore, and ls susceptible of bending double without even cracking. It possesses, besides, great firmness and strength. Rattan is therefore used for such articles as baskets and lighter ornamental furni ture. Knch wood has Its use, the rat ton being better adapteu for working up Into ltitrlrnte designs, so eagerly sought In modern artistic furniture. What He Would Do. Being told by the deacon that his constant demands for money from the pulpit would kill his church, un old colored preacher replied, "Churches don't die that way, brother. Tou show iue one that did an' Ml shout with a voice f thunder, 'Blessed am the dead that die In the Lord!' "Boston Tran- BACCALAUHATE DELIVERED BY II. M. CROOKS (Continued from page one) botanists are everywhere who ran show you wonders of plant life you are not aware of. The best geolo gist in the town to which you go may be an outdoor man of little schooling. 4 The best authority on radio may be a boy who left school in the eighth grade. The best Bible student like as not will be a father in Israel who declares that his greatest sorrow is that he isn't 'educated.' The wisest men and women about human relations may never have studied sociology. The socialist la borer may know more about econo mics and may read more of economic literature than any other man in town. You will show your college training best if you can be friends with them all, understand them all, and above all, learn from them all. But no one of them, leader though he be, has u right- to your unthinking! adheience, no right to determine your action. . "Relations of men have changed. The Jews would have had no dealings with Samaritans, but in a day of highly organized commerce whether or not we choose to deal with many we might superiorly list as Samari tans, a typhoon in the Indias, a famine in China, a silk crop failuie in Japan, a coffee laborers strike in Brazil, a revolution in Nicaraugua, and our living may be greatly af fected, our lives inconvenienced. When pioneer homes were self sup porting it mattered little what the far-away peoples and even the nearby city dwellers did and thought. Today the murmers of discontent in India, a program of non-resistance and boy cott may cause failures in China and London, bring down the value of the British pound, cause the French and English to be unable to buy, cause the American factories to close, American workmen to be hungry, American retailers to suffer, Ameri can churches to languish in poverty, education to decline; unthinking dis content in American politics may bring a change in political parties: there is no end to the chain. "In a state of barbarism the ind: vidual was a unit; in a state of civili zation, the individual of his own vo- I lition becomes bound up with many individuals. In a more advanced state of civilization, he becomes up i,e gajns with many groups 4 rrk li?c nccAiSflfinn virif.ii . . . rnm association with group, but he has lost something of his own indepen dence. He has paid in terms of in dependence and self-sufficiency for that which is of greater value. But individuals whom he does not know, and groups of which he is not aware, have effect- upon his life. He be comes more and more conscious that this world is so arranged that he can not disregard the groups and organi zations and movements all about him. "Indeed rigid rules of living are necessary. Those of us who want the spirit of Christanity to prevail must needs see to it that the letter of Porch are Comfort In suraimee We have a fine line of Porch Shades that are a guarantee of comfort when you want to lounge and rest after a hard day's work. Come in and see our display. The price is right. C CLAPP the law be observed for other's benc-j fit if not our own. I speak for ideals of the highest sort. The fol lower of Christ is not swayed by every wind but has many ways he will not walk in or turn foot toward: he has many things he will not do even in experiment. "In matters of political thought you must do your own thinking. Your neighbors think or accept without thinking, many contradicting things. "Perhaps nowhere is there more fog just now than in the economic world. Economists said that a world war could not last three months yet it lasted four years and three months. Economists said that Soviet Russia could not endure six months; the end has been prophi sied over and over, and the Soviet Russia still troubles the rights of statesmen and baffles us all. Labor is at war with capital in the coal districts and in the railroad circle: friends of labor say that Henry Ford has so operated his coal mine and his railroad as to prove capitalists wrong in all main contentions, and econo mists in error once more. The end of the dispute is not yet. Has any one the right to be followed blindly? "In the study of social problems you must come to your own conclus ions. This man says Lo! here is a solution; or again, 'Tio! there is the cure for the earth's ill'. You can not have lived long enough to have time for many theories yet. Solution for earth's maladjustments, an ideal arrangement and classification of all the humans on earth is not yet ar rived nor is it likely in your time What does this man think'? This man thinks yes and this man thinks no; this man cries 'here' and this man cries 'there' and the stream of life goes on, now in perilous water falls, again with placid surface and broad bosom: now in eddies and tumultous raDids. and then with broad, smooth flow into the infinite Youi proper relations with men and women can only be learned from the One who was both human and devine In religion even what 'this man' shall do must not determine your course. If a man shall cloud youi mind in economic thinking, shall be fog your vision of social relations shall lead you astray in political theory it is serious but not fatal What :hall it be if listening to 'this man' you shall miss the voice of God; if you phall follow 'this man and find no thoroughfare to Christ. It 'a possib'e for religious leaders to cut off your view of Christ. He must be seen by your own soul's eyes, be heard by your own soul's ears, be felt by your feel of your spirit. All that 'this man' can do, can feel, can think, can . say, cannot discover Christ to you. "The world's need is for men to follow Christ. And each has his own way to him, his own aisle, his own path. "Does it seem a dismal prospect? Does it seem a lonely road? Far from it;' it is supreme adventure. It should cause hearts to sing, 'I go to prove my soul.' 'This man's destiny way not help our own but it cannot hinder. Our course is not shaped by Shades another, our goal is not determined by this man or that man. The road has the luminous presence of Him who bade us to follow, the goal is glorious satisfaction in this life and an eternal continuance to all that part of us worth while. "Above the clamor of humanity at .mrife, and above the cries of them that have no leader but would lead each other, those who follow Him will hear His voice and shall ever find the way." "How We Cleared Our Summer Home of Hats," by Mrs. Perry. "When we opened our seaside home last May, it was alive with rats. They'd gnawed all the upholstering. We cleaned them out in a week with RAT-SNAP. I prefer this rat killer becatise it comes in cake form, no mixing. Saves dirtying hands and plates." Three sizes, 35c, 05c, $1.25. Sold and guaranteed by C. R. Murphy and Winslow Bros. Drug Stores. adver tisement. 0 U-N-M White Naptha Soap Made especially to be used with Rub-No-More Washing Powder. Use them together and save half your soap bill and above all save your clothes. , AT YOUR GROCERS Kub-No-Mort Company Fort Wayaa, InJi.aa HOME BAKERY The Best Baked Goods fresh every day Meals and Lunches at all hours. Try our dinner at 30c. 328 State Street iii F1IMTENG The Inseparable Companion of THE SELECT CEREALS The supreme breakfast is always a grain food. Whether it be corn, oats or wheat home cooked, flaked or toasted one of these cereals supplies practically a com plete food for the morning meal. The cereals we sell are the very best brands known for their exquisite flavor, sanitary packing and high food value. He sure to order a supply with your next order. EOMEMIBERI & (D) ALMA'S LARGEST GROCERY but repair motor cars year in and year out. Naturally they become very expert in this line and get to know the ins and outs of ev ery motor on the market. You can't fool them on a thing. Put your work in the hands of our men, and you are safe. j KdcDdshpoQ L(iflwyl!s Cor. 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