Thursday. .Tunc 22. 1022
-THE VALMA KECOTm
MEM1IKKS OF SCHOOL ISOAKI)
HLSKiNLI) AT KHil'LST or
Investigation ly the State Pepart-
mint of I'uKlie lush uition into tho '
school situation at St. Louis, which !
was brought into the lime lijrht l.y
a series of insulting typewritten
notes tu tt-aehera anl to some of th
have heen showing a hi;: interest in
have heel', shiwin a hit? interest in
the schools there, brought to lie,ht
conditions connect ed with tin boarl,
which, have liou;Jit about tlie lesir
natioiis of two of the board members,1
K. C. Phillips an.! My run 11. Hull.
Following the public expose by
The St. lmis Leailer of mhiH1 of
the letters or "poison pel'." notes sent j
out in that community, the belter resi
dents of St. Louis became highly
inhered, nnl at a meeting of a
number of them the state department
of education was asked to look into
the affair. The prusmit inn attorney;
of Gratiot County, Komaine Clark1
nnd .Judge .James (J. Kres were ap
proached on the subject of a lc-all of
the J.chojl board at the same tim. 1
Last week Thursday Attorney W.
L. Coffey o'f the state depaitmeiit of
education and (ietoe (iottdrieh, a--sistunt
superintendent of public in
rtruction, went to St. Louis and
delved into .seine of the affairs con
nected with the note wri'.ing and mat
ter (.oniioctfd with the scho"! board. ;
So for they hae leen unabl" to
ascertain 'he author of the "poison
pen" notes, but tiie investigation into
the school board affair:- evidently
brought to light mimic very int vest
ing (onditions. '
It is reported that when the two
men completed their investigation'
Thur: day the two school board nu m
bers, who have resigned, were re
quested by the state department to'
resign because of law violations, or
el?P be removed by the st;-te. i
At a regular meeting of the board,
held Tuesday veiling Hull and Phil
lips presented tiufr resignations to'
the board, and they were ac-epted.
A. T. Acker and W. J. Wet were im-;
mediately elected by the balance of
the board to fill the vacanies until
the time for the annual meeting
which is to be held early in duly. ;
Phi'lips, one of the board members
who resigned, is iri the insurance
business and the books of the board
showed, it is .-aid, that he had sold
insurance to the board and that the
books also showed the premiums paid
to Phillips. This is a law violation.
Hull, the second of the board
members who presinlel his resig
nation, is said to have purchased a
quantity of lumber and other mater
ials from the board at the time of
the building f the' lew m d:nnl in that
city. Such a purchase from the
board by a board member j-; in vio
lation of the law.
It is undcrsl'iod that the state de
partment has n"t entirely iompleted
it:; investigat irn. Lffort , are still
being mrdo to locate the writer of the
"poison pen" notes.
Landing Mich, Jun" L'J. One of
the big fean: ef the Central Michi
gan Fair to be held it Linking An
trust L'J-L'i'., will be the exhibits of
farm machinery and farm equipment.
Space ha:- already hem void to enough
dealers and manufacturers I i assure
a display even greater than that of
the state fair at Petroit.
The promoter of this Fair, the first
one in this section of the -''ate fcr
years, announeul tda. that nine of
the latge. t imph merit dealer.-; and
manufacturer: in the eonjilry have
been :old space. The Fair will be
under tents, each exhibitor (otitra'M
ing for a ecrtain amount of gi'oind
rpace. The smalle.-t ten! to he- u -ed
in thepf exhibits will I 100 by !'V
fret the largest 1 .Ml by I Id feet. All
of them will be water -proof and a
man representing the awning com
pany will be on th'- ground-, at all
times to keep them in good condition.;
It has been decided in the past few 5
weeks to erect a large1 building for
the showing of a porthm of the ex
hibits but when a request was made
to contractors for specifications U i
was found that it would take nearly,
f-0 days to complete the kind of build-;
ing desired and the id--a, for this
3 e ar, had to be abandoned.
Uuth Mac on is visiting at Xorwell
nrar .lack son for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Janie.s Ib.we of Alma
visited Mr. aw! Mrs. A. F. Nestle one
evening the first of the week.
Mr. and Mis. Win. P.urke are the
proud parents ef a baby boy born
Monday, .lime Lb
Mr. andMrs. Abe Lckert and
children, and Ib'rt Pailey arid two
grandchildren, (ibn and Murle
Tea ham were callers in this vicinity
Millie Husted has been helping her
Hunt, Mrs. II. P. Pradford for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Cha-i Neidhardt visit-,
H at Alfred Ncstle's Sunday after
noon. liorald Paeou was in Mt. Ilcasant,
Mr. S. Palrymplc and son Ar
thur and wife, attended the funeral
of the former's brother in Khvell last
The Record can print it for you at
a fair price. advertisement lO-flw
Loyal Hyde was in Owosso on busi
p. L. .Johnson was in Saginaw on
F. W. Kuggles h in Pittsburg n
1 miness this week.
You will find tho best bread In
Putter Cup wrappers. 02-tfc
Mr. and Mrs. .James McPhaul spent
Sunday at ClilTord lake. .
.1. L. 1 harden of Ithaca was in the
city on business Monday.
Miss L. Warner visited with
fl it l is. in Lansing Thursday.
Lvinrude row boat Motor at Win
slow lima.' Prug Store advertise
ment. William Moody was in Owosso
Tucrday for the Wright furniture
C. V. Calkins underwent a serious
oper.it ion in a Saginaw hospital
For your eavestroughinR call 447,
K. W. Albright, L.M Allen Ave. adv
tertisenient. fj'S-t f .
"Coin fisliin?" Take an Lvinrude
motor with you. Winslow Pros. ad-
e rt isi'inent.
Pr. L. (J. Sluyter, osteopathic phy
sician, State Savings Bank Building.
Alma, both phones. 67-tf
(', V. Wright attended the furni
luit' show. in Chicago and Grand
Rapids the" first of the week.
.Mrs. William McLean and daughter
:ire spending a few weeks visiting
with her mother, Mrs. Hairier, near
Pre tdve ri ridge.
Poger Zinn and Donald Sullivan ol
this tity are attending the summer
s.Jm.,.1 at the University of Michigan
at Am Arbor.
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Plair of Mid
dh ton visited at the home of their
son and wife-, Mr. and Mrs. Lewi?
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Iutzi attend
ed the commencement exercises at
Ann Arbor where their daughter,
Merrill Stuckey is enjoying a va
cation from his work at the post of
fice, and with his family, is spending
some days at Pas Lake.
A lawn social will be held at- the
Puggles home, Thursday afternoon
.June "J'.', at four o'clock. F.veryom
is invited. advertisement.
Mr. and Mis. J. J. Osborn and
Mr--. Fred Patterson visited with the
hitter's brother, Sherman Try an
near Wheeler, Tuesday.
Roger Zinn, a graduate1 of Almr
College this year, has accepted a pos
ition as principal in the schools of
Manton for the- coming year.
Miss Mildred Cash of this city,
gra luate of Alma College this year,
has accepted a position in the public
: cl ' o!s of Lcorse for next year.
V a; can bring tho color to your
cheeks and the sparkle of health t(
.ii" ees by taking Tanlac. Look
Pa' u ou Prug Co. ad ertisement.
Piefeisor George Randc! of Almr
College left Tuesday for Soutl
Pakrta, where he will teach in the
u miner school of a normal this year
Mr. and Mr.. Charles Mclx-an ol
Mi 11;. id, visited at the home of th
former's brother and wife, Mr. an'1
Mr.. K. M-Lean, of this city Mon
day. Remember to get your certificate
of title for your ear, a bo your li
cense. It is necessary before July 1.
Gi t blanks and get them filleed out
at Shan a r & Watson's. 47-tf
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lrwin and
littb granddaughter, Helen, left
M nda. to visit for a few days with
th" former's son and family, Mr. and
Mr.-. Fivin and children.
.Miss Ldtri Swigart left this week
.r Ann Arbor, t spend two week
with her i birr, Mrs. K. F. Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker are the parent?
of a sen, Paul Raymond, born June
Mis-. I Libia W-ard of this city, i
member of the graduating class at
Alma I'oihge las week, has accepted
a po- i'i n at Re lferu for the cemiing
ear, in ihe public schools of that
Hairy Steven:; ef Hreckenridge, a
"lailuate of Alma High several years
ago, was in the city visiting with old
f rends Monday. During the past
year he has been attending college in
Th" la:' meeting ef the Fortnightly
Stviety of the Presbyterian church
will take the form ef a tea to be
;iven at the home of Mrs. Wilcox on
State st., Tuesday evening, June 27
Robert Adam, who ha hern at
tending the University of Michigan
during the past year, has returned
! .me ami will spend the summer
months with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. Adams.
I'rofessor Roy Hamilton of Alma
College ;ird family are enjoying a
short outing at Algnnae before he
goes to Mt. Pleasant, where he will
teach Knglish at the summer session
of the Normal there.
Prefessor J. T. Kwing, registrar
of Alma College, went to Last Ian
sing Tuesday and on Wednesday
i e'prcsontcd Alma College at the in
auguration of the new president of
M. A. C, David Friday.
A petition was' filed with the city
ce mn.ission Tuesday evening asking
for n sidewalk on the north side of
Washington street from Pine street to
River. It was referred to the city
manager by the commission.
On Monday, June 12, Miss Pernice
Martin of St. Iuis was united in
marriage to Steward O. Itichey, a
we ll known Alma barber. The cere
mony was performed by the Rev. M.
W. Duffty of the M. E. church.
Pert Whitcomb and family of Al
legan, motored to Alma last Thurs
day. They were accompanied by
his mother and sister, Mrs.
Robert Millard, of Grand Rapids,
who are vixiting at the home of Mrs.
John Crosskopf on West End street.
State Pasture Lands
Suffer from Neglect
That pasture lands are the most
neglected of all farm areas in the
state, and that Michigan farmers
iiuiHt consider proper pasture fertili
zation and resceding measurca if they
would maintain production of these1
tracts, is the .statement of Dr. M. M.
McCool, head of the soils department
at the Michigan Agricultural College.
A recent trip through central and
southern counties of the state con
vinced Dr. McCool that Michigan
pasture lands must be given immedi
ate attention. The whole question of
of pasture fertilization is a compar
tively new thing in the northern
states, but the M. A. C. soils depart
ment has numerous experiments un
der way in various parts ef the state
on pastme lands, and is getting to
gether a fund of valuable information
on fertilization " and management
"The common impression that pas
turing does not remove fertility from
he soil is generally erroneous," says
Pr. McCool in discussing the pasture
land epiestion. "A great deal of fer
tility is not redurne'd to the pasture
irea, due1 to the fact that the animals
;pcnd much of their time in the barn
yard or under shade tree's.
"The majority of pasture lands are
badly neglected on our farms. Many
ire pastured too early in the se-ason
ind are over-grazed, with the1 result
that yields are lowe'ied Ixvause of in
jury to the turf, and weeds of various
liiruls creep in.
"Many pastures, especially in south
western Michigan, are estimated to
have1 more than 7o percent of sorred
in their vegetation. This means
Uiwere-d fee-ding value, and the live
stock get insufficient lime, a diet
iced recognized by live-stuck specia
lists. "In view of the situation it is
louhtle.-.s true that lime would prove-ulvantage-'jus
on these pasture lands,
iml that proper fe-rt illation would
esult in good returns on the invest
ment. If blue grass or June grass
ore-dominates in the pasture, top
Iressing early in the spring with
ibout 1") lbs. per acre of nitrate of
;oda would be worth while. On one
f our M. A. C. e-xperimental plots,
;uch treatment- doubled the growth
f forage by May lf, this year.
"If legume's are growing in the
astur' it is advisable to use phos
i.ites en the land, preferably about
JIM) lbs. of Pi per cent acid pho;-diate-.
If the soil tends toward
ight texture, from 2" to 7o pounds
f potasli should be u.-ed in addition,
ueseeding ef pastures could be done
o decided advantage in many in-,tances."
H. P. Heyr.o Ids and daughter, Eloise
were in MiddVton, Monday.
Mrs. Jessie Kcrnen entertained the
Baptist ladies ' Aid society Wcdnes
Rev. and Mr:;. I'- I Dewey and son
George, visited Wednesday with Mr.
and Mrs. Clare Reynolds in Green
Miss Charlott Seath, a former
teacher in the If.haca schools visited
Friday and Satuitlay in the; home of
Dr. ard Mrs. It. (i Doan.
TOWN x MNK
Wayne Hall calk 1 1 on friends in
this vicinity one !ay last we-e-k.
Mrs. Pat Whitcraf!; and little- son,
Cyrus, of Merle Peai h visite-d rela
tive's here on Monday ;'ind Tuesday of
Frank Whitcraft an V family spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Adams and family.
Charlie Smith and ( Vaude Church
were fishing at Pass i'. nke Sunday.
Mrs. Gladvs Adams .and children
called on relatives in A'Jma Sunday
j Miss Ida Huff has moved on her
Mrs. Ma Pmon and two little
grand children, an! Maylnn Hilda
bridle of Lansing were calling on the
former's brother, Frank Whitcraft
and family and sister, Min. Ed. O'
bryant near Fore-st Hill.
"1 (lot Itc&l Mad When I Lost
My Setting Hen," Mrs. 'Alannan.
'T went into the hen house one
morning and found my favori'Ue setter
dead. I got real mad. Wen.t to the
store, bought some RAT-SNAP and
in a week I got six dead rats. Every
body who raises poultry should keep
Three sizes, Hoc, Goo, $1.23. Sold
and guaranteed by C. R. Murphy and
Winslow Pros. Drug Stores. adver
Record want ads pay.
Chief .Wannaeott got two young
fellows last right for throwing tor
pedi.e s on the street. Thb morning
they were given a hearing before
Judge1 Smith, who gave the boys a
good lecture, read an interesting
chapter of the law to them, and let
t lie-in go There is a state1 law pro
hibiting the use of fireworks on the
the public streets, and also St. Ioui ;
has an ordinance forbidding this
practice and Chief Wannaeott says
this ordinance will be enforced. The
public is hereby warned to exercise
care' with regard to this matter and
avoid accidents as well as live1 up to
the l:.ws of the1 state and community.
St. Louis lA-ader.
Good Reason for Inaction.
If n woman hasn't a good reason for
doing a tidng, he at least has a g..id
reason for letting it abme.
Don't forget we have your
in tin1 ne-w shapes
Right now is the time
to get that
We have them for Ladies
Tan, Grey, and White,
Collar -attached Shirts
Pig Reduction in
Ralph D. Wliealon & Co.
106 E. Superior St.
Service, as we uiMlerMaiid it, h selecting; the best
joos t lie- markets can luniisli.
Serice is having, a complete sloek for the con
sumer to choose from and keeping in a position to
fill orders promptly and completely.
Service is hain;ia Knowledge of market condi
tions and helpin;; the con-timet to take advantage
Service is collect inr in large quantities food pro
ducts from the lour corners of the earth and be
ing in a position to distribute1 them in smaller
quantities to th consumer at tin smallest possi
We render this kind of service to our customers
and oiler this kind of service to any consumers in
the locality we serve who are n! now our customers.
EDCMIENBE63 & GD
(liiAidTV-si;u it i: (tj:amjm;ss
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gibhs, Jr. and
drs. Norton Gibhs and Miss Planche
r'ggle-ston left Friday for a four
Aecks trip through the- east. They
ire making the trip in the house ear
wnei! by D. C. Gibbs. They will
;o by way of Columbus, Ohio, to
.Washington, D. C, then to Paltimore,
Philadelphia and other eastern
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Con vis left
vVe-dnefday of the past week for
in extended auto trip through the
.vest making the trip in their new
house car that is equipped with all
onveriicnces, consisting of a folding
ed, cupboard, ice chest, clothes press
cm for table ehairs and lavatory. Mr.
ind Mrs. Coiivis expect to visit
tV'ashington and California and will
e gone about four months.
Mrs. L. W. Wolfe and .laughter,
IJetfy, are spending two we ks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pert Shuler
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M Cormack
iml Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Chambers
vcre in Ann Arbor the past week at
'endii.g commencement e-.xerci.se3 of
.he University of Michigan. Miss
Marie MeCormack and Miss Helen
'hamhe-rs were among the number to
Edward Crawford, Doss McKay
md Watson McCall students at Ann
ibot are home for the summer Va
:ation. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hoffman are
'he parents of a son born Monday,
I uric 12.
Grant Smith and Otis Lyon of
North Star were in Ithaca, Saturday.
They were- on the way to Windover
lake where they will spend a few days
Mrs. Alice Jordan left recently for
Potsdam, N. V., from which place
she will go into the Adirondack
mountains for the summer to visit
four sisters and their families.
J. F. Kelh-y who has been in
Chicago for treatment at an army
hospital has been transferred to the
Marine hospital in Detroit. He spe-nt
i f-w days recently at the home of
Mrs. Kelly's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. ( utter.
The Nisa-Wau-Wau met Friday
venirg at the- country home of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Probst. A pot luck
supped was .verved.
Louis Eno is in St. Johns where he
will spend some time with his uncle
Miss Alice Remaley visited friends
in Iinsing the past week.
A son was born recently to Mr.
and Mrs. Coss in Grand Rapids. Mr.
Coss was formerly eif Ithaca.
Fifteen State Journal news boys
and their friends picnicked in Woexl
land Park, Friday afternoon. Games
were played and a pot luck supper
The round barn on the Wasson
farm southwest of Ithaca was badly
damaged by wind in the storm Friday
evening. The southwest section of
the rocf was blown in.
The W. C. T. U. held a Flower
Mission meeting Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
M2 SURE ITS
ice sC r eam
SPECIAL MUCK FOR THIS WEEK
A combination of fresh strawberries and Connor's delicious ice cream
C. A. Connor Ice Cream Co., Inc.
Phone 120 ALMA, MICH.
Do you need any parts for your car? See
us! We specialize in parts for all kinds of
cars. We also carry new windshields,
glasses, wheels, etc.
Second Hand Cars lloughl and Sold
' ari1 always in tin- niarlM-t hn- Ilik
ami .7 link of Ail Kind .
E. B. BERMAN IRON
& METAL CO.
Pine Street off Superior
WItoy Stsimdauri ffl
(Gives Better Service
WHEN you drive up to a Standard Oil
Company (Indiana) Service Station you
find a man in charge who is competent,
quick, agreeable at your service. The farmer
finds these same qualities in the man who drives
thc dark green tank wagon to his door.
If you were to enter any one of the refineries
of the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) you
would he astonished to note the air of absorption
with which each employee is devoting himself
to his job.
The same interest may be observed at any
point where you come in contact with em
ployees of this Company. This condition is not
a matter of mere happening chance. It is
because the Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
recognizes the fundamental interest of labor in
the business to which it is devoted.
' Throughout the years, it has been the con
tinued policy of this Company, to compensate
its employees fairly; to give them steady work;
to insure them so far as it is possible against
To protect the employee who has grown old
in the service, the Company has devised and put
in effect an annuity plan whereby the employee
who has given his best years, or who has become
incapacitated in the service, is insured an income
for the balance of his life. In no case is this
annuity less than $300.00 a year and it may be
as high as 75 percent of his average yearly wage
for the 10 years preceding retirement.
This policy gives the employee a sense of
security respecting his future. It enables him
to do better work and gives him a more vivid
interest in his work.
Lone experience has convinced the manage
ment, the employee, and the stockholder of
the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) that this
policy of recognizing the rights of the em
ployee is one of the factors which enables this
Company to give to the public a superlative
grade of service in the manufacturing and dis
tributing of petroleum products.
Standard Oil Company
910 So. Michigan Ave., Chicago
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THE. UNIVERSAL TRACTOR
ffiliC ----- - r
HENRY FORD war, 35 years Rotting ready for the
new price on tho Fordson. He started as a farm boy,
planning to Ret rid of the drudgery, long hours and low
money return that ha3 always faced the farmer.
He wanted to furnish you with a tractor that would not
only do your work better and faster, but at lower cost3
and the 170,000 Fordsons now in use have proved that
he has accomplished these things.
What you get in the Fordson for $395 f. o. b. Detroit ia
the greatest farm power unit ever offered.
Let U3 show you how a Fordson will cut farm costs,
increase your bank account and take the drudgery out of
farm work. Write, phone or call.
Nilcx Motor Sales Co.
C. V. MI.KS. Manascr
; Detroit Sim
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