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THE BELDING BANNER PACK XIXI3 r V J LEGAL NOTICES First insertion May '21, 191 1 STATIC OF MICHIGAN the Pro bate Court for the County of Ionia. At a session of said court, held at the probate office in the city of Ionia, in said county on the twenty-second day of May, A. I). 1914. Present: Hon. Montgomery Web ster, J udge of Probate. In the matter of the estate of John Hiker, deceased, Fred L. Sencer, ad ministrator of said estate, having tiled in said court bis final administration account, and his petition praying for the allowance thereof and for the as signment and distribution of the residue of said estate, to and among the persons entitled thereto. It is ordered, that the twenty-second day of June, A. D. 1914, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate oflice, be and is hereby appointed for examin ing and allowing said account and hearing said petition. It is further ordered, that public no tice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the lielding Banner, a newspajr printed and circulated in saitl county. Montgomery Webster, Judge of Probate. A true copy. Anna P. Webster, Register of Probate. OUT III FULL FORCE FOR BOOSTER DAY (Continued from l'uge One) "In the first place," nald Mr. Ket cham, "the MichlKan State Grange 1m only one thlrty-wecond of the xreat Na tional Grange. The National Grange comprises all of the great United States for three tiers of states along the northern boundary. You may start in at Maine and ko across the entire breadth of the states from east to west, then drop down to the second row of states and traverse back to the Atlan tic, then drop down to the third tier and travel to the Pacific and every state through which you pass Is a Grange state. "Now taking the State Grange you will find that the Ionia County Pomo na is one eighty-second of the whole. That is there are Pomona Granges in 82 of the 83 counties of the state. The only exception to this is Keweenaw county where three-fourths of the county extends out into the lake and the ground is too poor to raise any thing but trouble among the miners. However, it is my ambition, if ever we can get enough people in that vicinity interested, to go up into Keweenaw county some time before the coming 1 tattle Creek meeting and organize a zations of the United States let me give of any class of man to support the you this very significant fac t. t In the school, the church and any public en- Farmers' Union of the South, compri sing organizations of farmers covering most of the southern states not in the Grange districts, and the National Grange of the north would Join forces in legislation they could carry any measure they were desirous of carry ing, by their vote at the polls. We have heard, for a number of years a great deal about the inertlcient methods employed by the farmers. Folks have said that the thing they need to learn most of all is to make two blades of grass grow where one is growing now. That is the cry of the capitalist and the middleman. And talking of middle men let me say right here that I do not think that we can get along without all middlemen, neither do I think that the middleman should be excluded from his share of the profit in certain' cases. When a middleman adds to the value of the article that he handles he is entitled to a fair margin of profit for his labor. If he does not add to the value he should be eliminated absolutely How is the farmer going to do this and does he have any, inclination to do it? Do you think that he is particularly an xious to double his efforts to increase the yield of his acres when by so doing he loses from two and to three per cent on his labors. Statistics show that the average net earnings to the farmer on his labor and money he haw invested is Za per cent. Do you think he is going to the bank, or other source of supply and borrow money at the prevailing rate or interest, '3 per Who's Your Shoe Cobbler? That's a vital question if you are interested in get ting good leather and in having your work nicely done. Our two shoemakers are both experts and Ave should like to show you the materials we u.e. The very best. PECK'S REPAIR SHOP Grange in that county. Then we can 'cent. and add to it his labor and energy say that Michigan is the one state in laml tnen realize 3!i on his undertak en of the northern states that has Jnj,? NO( lno farmer is too smart a j every county within its borders organ- jnian to tlo tnat. Hut if you will show ized completely. him where he can secure even a rea- j "Speaking of th- P.attle Creek meet- sonable profit on the deal the farmer ing we should have, by that time, at (will gladly borrow the money to grow least 1 0 0 subordinate Granges to re-j the two blades of grass: j. i. it with a total membership of "Why bless you, let's look at the I CO, 000 in the state. (Applause.) All j prices the agriculturalist receives fur j right, I thank you fr your hearty , his products. The experiment stations ; promise of cooperation in bringing have been doing some figuring along this thing to pass. You know that j these lines and they find, that after all jyour applause signifies your willing i ness to place your shoulder to the wheel to help bring this thing to pass. : You have expressed, by your applause your willingness to do that thing and i now this is what I am going to ask you to do. We are going to take the 'whole list of Granges in the state and apportion them an equitable number of members for them to strive to obtain by that time and have them for the 'report. In due time you will receive ! notice of your apportionment. Now 'get busy at once and hustle for new ! members. Jf, w hen you get your quota, you find that you have already reached the number alloted to you, don't stop but keep on going so as to help out the ones that fall short. As another example of the magni tude of the two great farmers' organl- GRADUATING time is Gift time, and no custom could be more laudable than that of presenting to the graduate some token of remembrance or es teem. Our stocks are overflowing with suggestions in this line. Articles which are sure to be highly appreciated, and reflect credit upon the taste, judgment and sentiment of the giver. Geo. W. Thomas JKWKLKR AND OPTICIAN 3 for 2 HATS . 98c and 1.98 Why Pay More? We have the latest styles at money saving prices to you Wear-U-Well Shoe Store the expenses incurred in raising a crop (tf oats is charged against their cost to raise, the farmer is allowed the handsome sum of ten cents an hour for his labor in raising them. Hurrah for oats! And yet we must raise them. The experimenters have found out that the average cost of raising a two-year old cow is upward of $42 and a three year old about $62. Un less you are dealing in thoroughbreds how many of you get $42 for your two year olds and $62 for your three year olds on the average? And yet the cry is to make two blades grow in place of one. "The government has been doing some research work In Kurope recently and this Is what they have found to be the conditions in Europe, according to Frederick H. Allen, who has been In charge of the work. In Kurope for every dollar's worth of products of the farm the producer or farmer, gets 63c and the middleman 35c. The people of Europe think that this proportion is just about right: They like the division. Now what Is the proportion In the United States? Just the re verse is true. The Michigan farmer has been content to take as his share for producing a dollar's worth of pro duce the sum of 35c. lie has thought that to take 65c would be piggish. "Now you say is it not possible for the farmer to go to the bank and bor row money so that he can operate his farm efficiently and therefore econo mically and thus realize a handsome profit? I say to you no. It Is a great deal easier for the merchant or the man In business along the street to get money. The average banker Is not ac quainted with the farmer and does not terprise that he Is asked to support: Morever he will be wiling to borrow the money even at a high rate of inter est to satisfy his long standing desire and go Into the raising of his choice breed of cattle or other live stock. "As to credits, we stand for and every farmer should stand for, the Hathrick system of rural credits, the bill relating to which is now being considered before Congress. The bankers and middlemen are opposed to It'because they would not then have so easy a time in exploiting the farmer. Tell me, If you will, why the govern ment does not have the right to bor row money, which the farmer has pro duced, at a low rate of interest and and loan it back to him at a corres ponding low 'rate. It Is the farmer's money. He made it and he ought to have It to Increase his earnings. "In closing I want to leave these few thoughts for your consideration. The government Is holding investigations and giving us figures: Let us encou rage the commission that is doing the work. When we have the figures and know what we are doing then we can work more intelligently. "Let us stand firm in our politics, not partisan, but as a body of people vest ed with intelligence enough to send men down to Washington who will CHURCH CHOIRS A correspondent fr the l'anner who used to write items when the paper was in its first and second years has contributed the following article which was written a number of years ago on the subject of "Church Choirs." This article was written when a church choir was an organization possessed only by the best churches in the country. The writer says: "A church choir Is a machine used to bring harmony out of discord and there are many ways of bringing dis cord Into harmony. The choir is able to produce both at the same time. It usually requires from ten to twenty middle aged men to produce harmony but one or two of the number may produce unlimited discord. To hear a choir singing of heavenly love is in spiring and finer than silk, but If the love Is contagious the members of the choir are all human. The choir, as a rule must have a credit of being economical with its words when singing. A skillful choir will sing half an hour on a few words during choir practice. It is beautiful to hear a choir sing ing heavenly love for the members are not usually troubled with that sort of love. A small choir composed of faithfully represent the Interests of the i wonien can usually split a dressed folks back home. We need farmers in jKtone squarely in the middle and not Congress. We have already sent 1 jiay any fatigue about it either, enough lawyers and bankers. j choirs generally consist of sopran- "When the exploiters and politicians ! OHf jliseftt tenors and the w ife of the want to carry an issue of high moral j ,nan wno contributes to the ministers paulity they invariably go to the farm- j suiary more than any one else. The er for support and he has never fail- ,irst three classes usually do the sing ed them. When they want to carry a lng nml the latter named woman pre- dirty or questionable measure they shift the call for aid to the cities and centers of population and always get the desired following. Hetween ex ploitation and paternalism I stand for serves her husband from sin and sor row. This is a diilicult Job. If the woman was not allowed to sing all the solos she would have to resign from the choir and then her husband paternalism every time: In the hands , woUu withdraw his support and leave of the latter, if bHng considered in th liht of the former 1 will feel safe every time." Following the address by Mr. Ket- sham members from the other Orang es represented were called upon to tell something of their home (1 ranges. Mr. and Mrs. Coons of Roscommon County (Jrange were present and both had several good things to say and instruc tions to give. Reside them, Chas. Lundquist, dep. uty state organizer of Suntield, and Fred Eddy of Saranae, talked to the meeting. At the close of the open session the l'omona went into closed session and Instructed the home (Jrange In fifth and sixth degree work: the church. Therefore the loving wife has to fight heroically at every choir practice to keep the regular sing ers from pushing her to one side and doing the singing themselves. Church choirs sing beautiful an thems and contribute much to the preaching of religion. It is certainly refreshing to listen to a good choir and often the members are so inspired by its music that they do not notice the pain of contributing when the collec tion plate comes around. The congregation, commonly, doe.-' not attend choir practice. This is held in the interest of harmony. Many the 'choirs are exploding every year and tearing down some of our most beau- Hot weather coming soon Get That Cool Comfortable New Straw TO-DAY and select it from the bigges collection of snappy new styles we have ever shown. $1.00 to $3.00 Panamas $5.00 and $7.00 Yes, it's easy to find one you'll like THE HUB Flans were discussed for having h!"' cnurcnes anu me minister nas .-i ., .tu "v,i. nonii f.itnro emiitv pews on Sunday morning to and to make the event a banner day , address. for the Granges of Montcalm, Ionia and Kent counties, worked out. The idea may be Let the FACTORIES ASK AND RECEIVE A BOIIUS WHEN SEEKING SITES TIIK GOOD NEWSIWl'KU STANDS AS liriAVAHK OF DKFKXKK FOK CITY The following article, which we clipped from the columns of the Publisher's Auxiliary of May 23, contains so much good thought and truth that every reader of the Manner and every one interested in the welfare of lielding should read every word of it. Ask yourself the. ques- know his condition and method of do- tUm whether the article does not tell the ing business as he does the merchants. Then again the farmer cannot afford to pay as high a rate of interest as can the merchant: He requires an entire ly different rate. You say "why?" The merchant turns his stock on an exact truth without exaggeration. 1 he article apiears under the heading, "What a Newspaper Does for a Town" and fol lows in full: The value of a live, energetic news paper to any town or city is absolutely impossible of estimation. There are "so What You Should Have Is cash for yoi.r milk ami cream. Fair weiuht, fair tts-t and good price. All they? guod facts can be reared by patroni7ing us. We are better equipped to care for your milk and cream than any other creamery in the county. Give us a trial you will be more than satisfied. Orleans Creamery Association F. T. FLANAGAN, Pres. C. LIEBUM, Sec. average of three times a year. Suppose ,liay wys that the good newspaper pro motes the interest of the city and the iuli iilual citizens where it is published that it would be like trying to number the sands of the sea to enumerate them. It is the true friend of the city or town and every resident thereof and stands n ady to fight the bailies even of indi vidual citizens in a way that no other agency has either the nrc or the cour age to ilo. It stands as a great bulwark of defense for the city and for the people. Hut this is only one feature. There another that 'is seldom given much thought and that is that the news- FTi;it Till: HONEYMOON us forgive for balanced is debt! You find ont your dream-pictured man in me, And I, now you unmask, can only see In you the human. But ideals we set So high still mock us; we cannot for get; So truth is dwarfed and shamed and made to be False witness to our actual selves. But we. Though disenchanted, may be happy yet. Our lot is usual. Par? ve eist aside The little Joys which yet may All the heart The genuine good at hand to serve our need? The halos fade must rose wreaths be denied? Oh, is It not enough to be a part Of common life, and share the common meed? Stokely S. Fisher, In New York Times. he pays 7 per cent interest and turns the money three times with only a 10 'per cent profit, he h:us realized hand jsomely. But his uual profit Is nearer 2' per cent. Why can't he afford to borrow the capital with which to do j business? Now the farmer turns his leash once u year at a prolit of 3 '2 per jeent and pays lis per cent interest. J Do you blame him for appearing skep Jtioal? J "Well, some fellow says if the farmer i did get a good prolit for the fruits of Song To Suit Since colored hair is ail the rage, The balladists will soon be s.-en Inspiring plaudits on the stage With "Silver Threads among the Oreen." Judre. AMUItOSi: .1. WYIUCK Teacher of Singing At Greenville Mondays and Satur days. 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