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-THE ALMA RECORD.
Thursday. July 6, 1922 VAGK EIGHT 1 P ID ROAD WORK .MICHIGAN LKI) IN MAY IN THIS AMOUNT OF HOAD UOND ISSUES VOTKIJ. ' New York, June Official fruit's on bond issues proposed, voted and sold for roads and streets for May, 1922, show thnt with the .summer coiifctruetion reason now in full swing, the states, counties, parishes, town .'iips, road districts, cities and towns vf the country are preparing a big late-summer and fall program of con struction. The reports show that bond issues proposed for future road and street construction increased $18,82-1,750 in May over those report ed in April. Among the localities re ported interested in highway develop ment during May was the city of Al ma with a special assessment bond issue of $29,500 for street living re ported us voted. In May a total of $.10,;73,nno was reported in bond issues proposed for road improvement. The total foi April was $ia,7M,00U. Uoml issues Voted for roads in May amounted to $35,224,460, while those voted in Ann were S;0.K1;..1S. a decrease for Mav of $ir.f.l.0.V. The total value of road bonds reported sold for May amounted to $y2,l.'r,'..', a de crease of $l,23f,224 "Vl'r t,u' sa,os in April. This is due to the fact that a majority of the bond elections are held in the early spring or the late fall. That street construction fared rela tively better than road building in May, is indicated by the fact that proposed bond issues reported for that purpose amounted to $S,7l'0,:00 in May, an increase of $l,l02,7r0 over the $C,S17,."."0 reported the month before, and bonds voted amounted to 10,1 li,:K2, an increase over the $S,030,i:2 reported in April, of $2,083,450. Bonds actually sold for street construction, however, de creased from the $S,5H 1 ,."'. 1 reported in April, to .(,sr,2,S 17 in May, a drop of $1,718,514. Of road bond issues voted during May Michigan led with :i,3M,S50, while Alabama, with $3,1 50,000, and Colorado, with $3,1 10,000, ranked sec ond and third. Ohio voted more bond issues for streets than any other state, and led with $1,133,''.7. Mich igan followed with $1,175,000. North Carolina, with $1,1 13,000 ranked third. North Carolina, with $S, lOO.noo, re ported' more road bonds sold than any other state. Texas was next in line with $0,201,500 and Ohio was third with $1,491,450. Ohio, with $l,r,3fi,s;il, also led in street bonds reported sold, followed by North Carolina with $37,oou and Virginia with $S20,ooo. The reports indicate that the cost. involved in road and street construc tion are entering more fully into pub lic discussions when it comes to vot ing money for highway improvement. The United States Bureau of Public Roads has just completed statistics on road building costs that are not only- valuable but pertinent to publie discussion of any good roads project. This Federal bureau 'spends more money for highways than any other one body in the world. Last year it expended $105,000,000 rf Federal ap propriations for new highway con struction, a sum in excess of the to tal amount expended for all purposes ly the departments of Commerce, In terior. and Agriculture combined. In conjunction with this sum an amount more than equal to the Federal aid was provided by the States. All of this expenditure went into something that constitutes a tangible asset for the free use of all the people, aid to toll roads having been expressly pro hibited by law. The tharts prepared by the bureau compare the costs involved in t he construction of bituminous macadam, concrete, gravel and graded and drained highways and show that, for the whole of the United States dur ing the entire period 1017-1022, cov ered by Federal aid, the average cost of concrete roads has increased about 45 per cent; that of bituminous maca dam about 22 per cent, and that of gravel roads about 12 per cent. The average cost per mile for each of the three types is given as follows: Gravel $9,230; Bituminous Macadam $25,720; Concrete, $3G,r,00. Concrete roads, according to the charts, have advanced, in cost from $20,000 a mile in 1917 to $39,000 a mile in 1022. Bi tuminous macadam roads, which are principally asphalt, cost $22,500 a mile in 1U17, and $27,500 a mile this year. Mrs. Komaine Clark spent a few- days the past week in Oram! I&piri. Mrs. .L P. Ciibls siK'nt the pu.st week in Saginaw. Weston McCall has reutrned to Ann Arbor where he will take some pedal work in addition to his regu lar course. Miss Poris Kich, who attended Ith aca schools the past year, has entered BrainerdV, hospital to begin her train ing as a nurse. Mr. niul Mrs. Clinton ail of ( hi- cago spent from Thursday until Sun clay with his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. dai drier. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kussell and daughter of Saginaw were week end "p'sts of Mr. and Mrs. William Pen- dall. Mrs. lU'X Hoffman and children or: Alma cane Monday to spend a fe'A days with 'Ithaca relatives. Kcv. and Mrs. L. L. Dewey ajid son, George, ' pcnt the past week at Crystal. Miss Gcrtruc'e Sutton has returned to her home urv after spending the past school year in Big Kapids at the Ferris Institute. Will Tuttle of Lansing sp-nt the week end at tin- home of his sister, Mrs. Bedie Kellogg. Mr. ami Mrs. Ldvvard Fairbanks of FentoM spent the .Fourth with his mother, Mrs. Fairl winks. Mrs. Charles Webster of Snohom ish, Washington, visited with Ithaca friends the past wek. Miss .losie Hammond of Fast Jor dan was a week end guest of her aunt, Mrs. Walter Ldnbard. Mr. and Mrs. K. I). Hamilton am! daughter, Charlotte, spent Tuesday in Ionia where they met their son, Charles and family of Tampico, Mex ico. Kcv. L. L. Dewey left Monday for All ion where he will teach in a school of Theology. Mrs. Hamilton Bovcc returned to her home recently after ipoTidu'g a few days witi! .Mr. ami Mir. r ran. Davis at Maple Jiapid.-. Guests at a ho.tse party :ricn re cently by Miss Cif-lotte :iami!t'in were Miss Carolyn Hughes of ;U. Louis, Lawrence A. Masselin ; of Big Kapids and Fnsign Piestun '.'ambling of Mt. Pleasant. Miss Bernice Brooks of Il-tlland is spending the summer vacation with her mother, Mrs. Linnie Brooke. General Nathan Church has re turned to Ithaca after spending tin past several months ' in New York city and Buffalo, N. Y., Richmond, Ya., Washington, I. C, also several cities in New Jersey. VESTABUKG ITHACA The funeral of Edward Husted, an ex-serrice man, was held at the resi dence -Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Wm. Itoberts, pastor cf the Presbyterian church officiated and burial was made in the Ithaca cemetery. Surviving are the wife and little son one year of age., . . ; Mrs. Will lseman of Detroit spent the past week with her sister, Mrs. James, King. Mrs. D. Earl, who has been vis itinjr. Mrs. L. L. Kinney and other friends left Wednesday to visit in St. icuis, Saginaw and Tavias ln'fore returning to her home in Grand Rap ids. Mr. -and Mrs. William Seaman came .Thursday' from their home in Lakeland, Florida, and will spend a nhort time with Ithaca friends before going to Grand Rapids to visit relatives. I. Hall, the Chiropractor, has erect ed a nice large sign in front of his Yestaburg office at the home of Win. Wartz near the depot. Dr. and Mrs. M. Cv Hubbard autoed to Alma Wednesday evening to at tend the meeting held by the Rock Lafce Assembly trustees at the home of L. R. May. ' t Mrs. R. J. Bartlett entertained dur ing the past week, Mrs. G. B. Fox f Alma and Mr. and Mrs. Sellmyre and grandson, Maynard Rosencrans, of Middleton. Mr. and Mrs. Dell Ludy have put in a line of confectionery and baked goods and serve ice cream and lunches in their "residence in the store build ing formerly owned by Dewitt Mur taugh. Mr. and Mrs. George Arts enter tained over the Fourth hi brother and his sister and her husband of Haslett. Menno Otterbcin who has been teaching near Saginaw is here visit ing at the home of his father-in-law, Re-. Tanner. The Women's Missionary Society of the Church of Christ will hold their meeting at Albert Briggs" cottage at Bass Lake Friday afternoon, July 7, and have a pot luck supper. Mr. and Mrs. D. Ludy entertained out of town guests Sunday. Harold Reed who is attending bus iness school at Fort Wayne, Indiana, came home to spend a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs; G. W. Reed. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Stites are en- I tertaining over the fourth their " .. t ii i.. f. . .: uaugnier, .irs. r.va nuruy tu ok naw and niece, Mrs. Mae Newcomb, and daughter of Bay City. Junior Cummings and Dorland Iloway have gone to Lansing to work. Lynn Amel who came from Chicago Saturday morning to spend the sum mer with his grandmother Mrs. Ellen Nevills, on her farm south of town, was a Saturday guest of Audley Caris. Donald and Leonard Hubbard and Reginald Johnston were the lxys fron Yestaburg who attended the Boys' Camp at Town Line lake. Mr. ai.d Mrs. Allie Evans and daughter were in St. Louis Sunday. Dewitt Murtaugh and ' daughters and his mother-in-law, Mrs. John Taft, of.Edmore, were Sunday visit ors at the home of Mrs. Taft's sister, Mrs. Ed. Evans. New fixtures have arrived for the Vestaburjj postuffice and will soon be installed. Mr. and Mrs. Vein Hartman and daughter of Ypsilanti spent Sunday here with his mother, Mrs. Jane Hart man and other relatives. Audrid and Harold Tuppcr, Donald Custer and Homer Stites, who are working at Lansing were home for the Fourth. Roy McGilliviary autoed to Detroit Sunday to visit at the home of his sister and was accompanied by Frank Cummings who went from there to Toledo, Ohft), to visit his son, Frank Murphy, and wife who are spending the summer with her parents. Campers arc Hocking to Bass and Rock Lakes and many picnic partres ure being held. . "I Wouldn't (; Camping With out Rat-Snap," Says Kay White. "Wife and I spent our vacation camping last summer, smell of cook iiiLr brouirht rats. We went to town, got some RAT-SNAP, broke up the cakes, put it outside our tent. We got the rats alright big fellows. Farmers, storekeepers, housewives, should use RAT-SNAP. Three sizes. 35c. 05c, $1.25. Sold and guaranteed by C. R. Murphy and Winslow Bros. Drug Stores. advertisement. TOWN LINE Mr. and Mrs. Claude Church and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, spent Saturday fishing near Ha i rison. (Jeorge and Harold Shoemaker of Arcada, called on Purl and George Whitcraft Wednesday xafternoon. Miss Eliza Hoyt is visiting her cousin, Mis:-: Ethyl Obryant near Forest Hill. .Mrs. Ixslie Hoyt and family enter tained her sister, Mrs. Angline O bryant and family of Forest Hill, Sunday. Matt Johnson is the owner of a Ford Lizzie. Fifteen states In the union offer aid to former service men in the form of vocational education, and in Cali fornia a bill has been adopted pro viding for vocational education of veterans' dependents. ." From a Health Standpoint ice cream ranks very high. Not only is it wholesome hut it is delicious and appetizing M as well. It is best for youngsters and better for 1" grownups. . ' This Week's TCnDTATIftM . l'iH,ar,,la Nut nnd Special Hi ilk 1 tblr H I lUN French Strawberry AT OUR DEALERS IN PINTS AND QUARTS C. A. Connor Ice Cream Co., Inc. y ' PHONE 150 ALMA, MICHIGAN "Rlue Laws" arc so stringent in Dcs Moines, Iowa, that proprietors of cigar stores who keep their shops open en Sundays will be subject to arrest. This move against the cigar store men is believed to have been brought about by shoe-shining mer chants who were forced to close their stands on Sunday. HOW'S THIS? HALL'S CATARRH MKDICINR will 'lo vhat we claim for it rid your system of Catarrh or Deafness caused by Catarrh. IIALIS CATARRH MRDICINK con sists of an Ointment which Quickly Relieves the catarrhal Inflammation, and tlu- Internal Medicine, a Tonic, which ;uts throuch the Itlnod on the Mucous Surfaces, thus assisting to restore nor mal conditions. Sold bv dniRKlsts for over 40 Years. Y. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. Empire wntffla . IN maintaining its extended and thoroughly organized system, of distribution, which reaches every farm in the 10 Middle Western States served, the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) is rendering a distinct service, not to the agricultural district interests alone, but to all the people. The importance of this service may be visualized when it is known that 48 of the wheat 65 of oats 53 of the corn 41 of the hay grown in the United States during 1921 came from this territory. The farmers of this great area (approximating that of Great Britain and Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Holland, Denmark, and Germany combined) use large quantities of petroleum products in producing this vast amount of food stuffs. They have come to depend upon the regular visit.of the dark green tank wagon of the Standard Oil Com pany (Indiana) to supply their needs. Power-driven machinery is essential to modern farm ing operations, and it is the respoiisibility of the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) to see to it that the gasoline, kerosene, and lubricating oils and other petro leum produefs are in the hands of the farmer when he needs them. To render this service requires an enormous organi zation of highly trained men under efficient manage ment. It requires a tremendous capital investment j refineries; bulk service stations; tank wagons; and service stations to cope with the need of supplying an agricultural area of the size and importance of thes? 10 Middle Western States. In undertaking the responsibility of supplying the needs of the farmer for petroleum products, the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) has assumed a job of , magnitude and importance. Because it knows that its organization will not break down under stress; that its facilities will enable them to meet the demands made upon it; that its personnel has a deep interest in seeing that every manufacturing and distributing schedule is maintained, the Company is able to guarantee an adequate and lustained service.' "U1 Standard Oil Company (Indiana) , . 910 So. Michigan Ave. i Chicago 2784 Advertise your wants in The Kcc-ord. Made only bv THE MODEL HAKEItY stf Get into Your Own Profitable Business Ah ii routine halHiii'l man how far rnn yon j'i't ? 1 'ml your own Imnk account with your M'irtM. not tlic otlur fcllriwh ! 4 j il lti of Wi.conviii, MiUl of Missouri. Hint many oilier MicrfMnf ill owners of iio,i'toiiM KUi-trik Mn ii Hak' Shop, in I'liiiliiif u nuniU-r of Michigan inni, wi-iv unci- on Ml:iry. Now they own their own lupines ami arc iiiilcpeiulcnt. A WONDERFUL CHANCE HI (I I IT HERE IN ALMA You have t hi Fame chiuire to estahlih n prosperous Klis-trik Maiil Hake Shop lure as theno other int-n hail in their towns. No previous experience necessary. Wo Kiipply full equipment anil information. We ouperir.tenil the iiiHtallation of your ipjipment. A ca-ih hmiric ; no lost i-rcilit nccount ; your money is in the till every nis-ht. Neeils only a few thousand dollar capital. Ak for full information. lon't put it olT until mime other enter prising luMnes man yets exclusive ritfht in Alma. . WHITE OK WIKK TODAY Elcctrik Maid Hake Shops, 321 t i:i)AK ST. 8T. l'AUI., MINN. Hiees & Woodward Auto tops and curtains made and repaired. Upholstery and furniture repairing:. We do fur niture crating and linoleum lay ing. Baby carriages upholstered and refinislied. 218 W. Superior k Bank Statement That Any Person Can Understand FIRST TATE BANK July 1st, 1920 $1,388,780.73 Alma, Michigan Comparative Statement The Bank Owed to Depositors. June 30, 1922 (None) A conservative banker always lias tlii. indebtedness in mind, and he arranges his assets in oider to bo able to meet any requests for payment by depositors. This Bank Owed to Other Banks $1,049,975.74 FinnIs borrowed and notes ledi.'-couiited to assist our cus tomers until their crops mature or their products can be told to better advantage 64,469.54 $1,388,780.73 (Liabilities) For this purpose we had: $1,114,445.28 289,026.01 (1) Cash Gold, bank notes, and specie on band with legal deposi tories reurnable on demand. 1 8,050.00 (2) ChcckH 0,1 0ll'cr lla"ks Items in transit and checks payable on presentation. 1 39 050 00 United Slates Government Bonds . First, second, third and fourth liberty loan bonds and victory notes listed at par or face value. 100 600.00 (l) Uondi for Safckeepina Our customers' bonds to be returned to them on demand 4 694,026.62 (5) Loans lo Individuals and Corporations 88,485.25 9,318.88 106,250.00 89,650.00 621,129.35 411,750.60 Amount loaned after thorough investigation to individ uals and corporations on their notes and against approved collateral. (6) Mortgages on Ileal Estate First mortgages on local real estate worth at least twice the amount of the mortgage. 32,000 00 Banking House and Equipment Ileal estate, bank building, vaults, and equipment used by the bank in; conducting its business, assessed at an amount in excess of this book value. 388,895.34 32,000.00 $1,604,503.23 Tola! WlQctlndebtcdncm (Assets).... $1,335,728.82 215,722.50 (8) This leaves a Surplus of. 221,283.54 Including capital $100,000.00. Surplus $100,000.00, Pro fits and Reserves $21,28.,!.51, which becomes the property of the stockholders after the debts to the depositors are paid, and is a guaranty fund upon which we solicit new deposits and retain those which have been carried with us for many years. Reliable conservative banking1 together with modern facilities and courteous per sonal service has made the v . , First State Bamk off Atama, Mich. a strong financial institution in central Michigan. LESTEK A. SHARP, President FRANCIS KING, Vice Pres. CARL H. WASHBURN, Cashier 4