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"lieldinjr, Bigger and Better" Larger circulation than all other weokliot combined In It'a territory. TEDPAGEO TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR No. 45. BELDIKG. MICHIGAN. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 5 1916 THREE CENTS THE COPY THE BANNER ' ELECTORS VOTE TO U TO PAVE U. AUD S. BRIDGE ST. 1 - I ; : ; ; ILL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ELECTED. C. A. ROWLEY ON LY -DEMOCRAT TO WIN CLYDE A. KNAPP NEXT MAYOR OF BELDINC TVomen, Who Were Registered, Voted on Bonding Issue. Improvement Measure Had Majority of 310 v The election in tho city passed off in an exceedingly quiet way, there being a total of 732 ballots cast out of a possiblo 9G0. Interest centered mostly in the paving proposition which was carried by an overwhclm I ing majority. The women who were registered had a right to vote on the question and quite a good number ex rcised that prerogative, their pres ence at the polls and in the booths waa an innovation to the Belding board of election inspectors. The en tiro republican ticket, both city and wards, were elected withthe exception f treasurer, which office was left Wank. Clyde A. Knapp for mayor had a majority of GOover Adelbert M. Hall. On the paving proposition there were 549 votes cast in favor of it and 239 against it, giving a majority of 310. For chairman of republican state central committee, C. B. Warren re ceived 441 votes and for democratic state central committee, E. O. Wood received 83 and W. A. Comstock, 105. William Alden, for presidential can didate received 284 votes; Henry Ford, 181 and W. G. Simpson, 23. The vote by wards is as follows: First Ward Mayor Clyde A. Knapp, r, 124; Adelbert M. Hall, d, 103. Clerk Frank E. Conant, r, 164; f Treasurer Clarence E. Rowley, d, 105. School Inspector Lloyd Under wood, r, 148; Geo. E. Wagner, d, 72. Supervisor John Moore, r, 119; Fred L. Spencer, d, 10G. Alderman Frank II. Totten, r, 139; W. II. Price, d, 83. Constable Thos. Dawes, r, 145; Wm. J. Barton, d, 7G. Inspectors of Election Joe Tupper, 157; Art Brown, 151; Eli Kendall, G7; Homer Eckert, G8. Paving Yes. 461; no, 77. Second Wrard Mayor C. A. Knapp, r, 135; A. M. Hall, d, 80. Clerk Frank E. Conant, r, 170. Treasurer C. A. Rowley, d, 82. School Inspector L. L. Underwood, 159; Geo. E. Wagner, d. 51. Supervisor W. B. Travis, r, 1G4; Chas. Moore, d, 47. If You Only Knew the Labor That Goes Into Every "Ad" You Would Never Skip Another One By J. R. HAMILTON Former Advertising Manager of Wanamaker'. Fkiladslphia Every little three-line item you readjias turned the wheels of some great factory. Every time you see a cut price the number of gray hairs in the world has been increased. Many an advertisement is planned a year before it ever finds its way into print. 'One advertisement in Philadelphia a few years ago opened up the copper mines in Colorado six months before it ever appeared. A thousand miners began digging cop per on a contract of brass beds that were going to be made that were going to be advertised. You see perhaps some piece of muslin wear advertised here whose trimming is pretty, or some gown whose design is elegant. The chances arc that a hundred styles were discarded or changed to get this one for you. And all the while the buyer of your favorite store was picking and choosing he had you in mind, lie was building the advertisement that would catch your eye and please your fancy and your pocketbook. If you had been there you would have heard him telling the manufacturer, "My customers are particular. They must have the best that there is at the lowest price that can be made. You've got to give me something better than you give to anyone else." Every one of these buyers is fighting for you, and it is up to you to show your loyalty to them. The store that advertises to trick its customers is almost a relic in this present day. Many a time you find a bargain that turns out better than the advertisement claimed it to be, and you think somebody, somewhere, has made a mistake. Hut there was no mistake. It was put there purposely to win your confidence. ' Every ounce of human ingenuity is brought to bear upon the advertising of the preMiit day. To write the real story of a single item would be to write a chapter in the history of com merce. These merchants who have figured on costs till their eyes gave out; these buyers who have studied every angle of their work, arc trying to tell you through their advertising just what they have done for you.' And the least you can do is to read what they have to say. The report of all their efforts is in this paper today. The advertising news to yon should be interesting news after this. (Copjrrfcnted.) . 001 GIT! FOR Alderman Verno R. Brown, r, 159; W. J. Clarke, d, 57. Constable Jasdn Piatt, 164. Inspectors of Election J. B. Es sex, 167; Art McCoy, 167; P. J, Cos tcllo, 42; James Caverley, 39. Paving Yes, 143; no, 91. . Third Ward Mayor C. A. Knapp, r, 140; A. M. Hall, d, 150. Clerk Frank E. Conant, r,198. Treasurer C. A. Rowley, d, 165. School Inspector L. L. Underwood, r, 173; Geo. E. Wagner, d, 110. Supervisor B. C. Curtis, r, 202; R. Spencer Cowles, d, 73. Alderman Geo. Crawford, r, 162; Henry Fricdly, d, 121. Constable H. B. Curtis, r, 183; Matt Laffler, d, 101. Inspectors of Election Ernest Chase, 172; Walter Menkee, 1G0; Geo. Engemann, 108; Wm. Covert, 119. Paving Yes, 215; no, 71. Grattan Township Officers The township of Grattan elected the entire democratic ticket except its clerk, William Hessler, the republican nominee, being elected by nine major ity over E. E. Lessiter. Supervisor. C. K. Jakeway. Clerk. Wm. Hessler. Treasurer. Leon Whitten. Highway Commissioner. Austin Byrne. Overseer of Highways. Howard McArthur. Justice of the Peace. James Mc Ginnis. Member Board of Review. Seifred Cowsn." Constables. Harold Storey, Clyde Byrne, Frank Byrne, J. W. Steele. SHIL0H DEPOT WAS BURGLARIZED Wm. Conklin, aged 19, whose par ents reside at Houghton Lake, was arrested by Sheriff Lowrey and Dep uty Sheriff Bull at Fenwick Teusday charged with burglarizing the depot at Shiloh. Young Conklin denied his guilt until his arrival at the jail when he admitted breaking into the depot and taking about $5 in small change from the cash drawer. Conklin entered the depot while the agent was at dinner, broke open the drawer and made off with the contents. Conklin worked a week in Green vlle then came to Fenwick where he had relatives. He left there, how ever, and went to Shiloh where the lonely depot proved too strong a tem ptation. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall and Miss Jane Baird of Orleans were in the city Tuesday. AUCTION SALE APRIL 7., 1916 William Foss has sold his farm, lo cated three miles west and one-half milo north of Belding, and will have an auction sale this week, Friday, April 7. It will be an afternoon sale, beginning at one o'clock sharp. O. A. Rasmussen will be the auctioneer and J. E. Taylor, clerk. Mr. Foss offers a fine list of stock, tools and feed. The list includes four head of horses,' two cows, one brood sow and pigs, also some shoats. Some good chickens will be sold, too. Mr. Foss will sell a full line of farm im plements, seed potatoes, hay, etc. On another page of the Banner this week you will find a full list of articles of fered for sale. Turn to the adver tisement and read it and don't fail to attend. Remember the date of the sale is Friday, April 7. AUTOllElP THROUGH THE SOUTH ii MRS. JOS. IIIMELBERGER GIVES ACCOUNT OF INCIDENTS IN OUTING From an interesting write-up of the Himelberger trip to Florida by auto mobile and return by Mrs. Joseph Himelberger (Miss Pearl Blett), we clip the following: They left Belding November 6 by way of Niagara Falls, stopping at several places to visit friends and relatives and then on ' down through Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, spending some time at the Falls im bibing considerable of the granduer; then to Tonawanda, N. Y., where the large factories of the Herchell- Spill man & Co., manufacturers of carrou sals and merry-go-rounds are situated, the largest plant of its kind in the world. The oil wells of Ohio and the grand scenery and places of historic interest in Kentucky and Tennessee were on the route. After leaving Manchester they found the weather mild and balmy, with many birds the bluejays yellow birds and cardinals making the wel kin ring with sweet music; They found a wonderful cave and climbed three miles to the top of mountain, spending the night at Tracy City, 2700 feet above the sea level. At Atlanta, Ga., roses were in bloom and on the highways gangs of colored prisoners were at work. After leaving Madison, Fla., they crossed the river which gave us the song, " 'Way Down Upon the Swanee River," with its beautiful trees and rocks along the shores. St. Augus tine, the oldest city in the United States, was visited; Daytona and Day tona Beach; also, many other places of interest to the southern tourist. On one trip they went out to the "Big Tree," said to be the largest live oak tree in the United States, 3G feet in circumference. It has three platforms with seats among its branches 35 feet from the ground. On New Year's day they went fish ing and bathing at the point, which is fine sport. At St. Augustine Mrs. Himelberger relates: "We visited the 'Whitney' the old est house in the United States, and that wonderful old Fort Marion, which it took the Spanish colonists 91 years (Continued on Page 9) CLYDE A. KNAPP Mayor-Elect Will Handle Furnishings A new line of dress shirts, hose, ties and collars is to be put in at the Rummler Tailor shop on South Bridge street soon. Part of the goods have already arrived and tho others are expected within a few days. Some of the line of hose and ties are here now. Mr. Rummler invites the public to call and look his line over when desiring to purchase. Circuit Court Closed Friday Court closed Friday the last case being tried and there will bo noth ing more doing in the jury line until the April term. The calendar for the April term discloses the fact that there are but two criminal cases to be tried, the Portland gambling cases and one other. Altogether there arc 77 casc3 of which 23 are divorce suits. Xotioe Silk City Lodjje I. O. O. F. All members of the first degree tfam are requested to meet at the hall tu.. i a.,.:i c. n.nn A XL I sharp for drill practice. By order of !IriM mast(' Jv llAnscn- j NOTICE j Jftt t&TntoHhc Belding I pecr pr wcnpn Hnherington 1 45-2- ' ' " ' Agent ASSQGIATiOn HELD MIL ELECIII LADIES OF BOARD PLAN END LESS CHAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR CAUSE At the meeting and annual election of the Belding Hospital association, held last Thursday evening, E. E. Fales, who has been chairman of the board of trustees, resigned from the board. His place on the board was filled by the election of Fr. J. M. Zindler. The board will meet and select a chairman at an early date. Glenn Wortley was elected to fill the vacancy on the board, v On the board of lady managers Mrs. Ella Holmes resigned and her place was filled by Mrs. F. A. Wash burn, Mrs. Will Ward was chosen to fill the place of Miss Elsie French, resigned. Tho other members of the board whose terms expired were re elected for another year. They are: Mrs. B. F. Hall, Mrs. W. P. Ilethcr ington, Mrs. Ray Edwards and Mrs. M. A. Reed. The ladies of the board are plan ning an endless chain to raise money for the hospital. To start the chain each lady member of the board will entertain four other ladies. The lad ies entertained will each pay twenty five cents to the hostess. ThJ four ladies will also agree to entertain four other ladies at some future time and they in turn will pay twenty-five certs and entertain others. If e lady is entertained more than once she will be expected to continue the entertain ment of still others. The htwtessvs may entertain in any way be3t suited to themselves. D. C. T, 0. ELECTEO OFFICERS ATjLAST MEETING OF UIIIOII At a meeting of the'W. C. T. U. held with Mrs. E. E. Cook last Fri day the following officers were elect ed for the coming year: President, Mrs. F. P. Hamman; first vice-president, Mrs. A. D. Jenks; second vice president, Mrs. W. A. Biss; third vice president, Mrs. E. J. Knapp; fourth vice-president, Mrs. J. W. Wells; re cording secretary, Mrs, E. E. Cook; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Henry Friedly, treasurer, Mrs.' E. E. Hud son. Departments heads -were chos en as follows: Evangelistic, Mrs. W. A. Biss; scientific temperance, Mrs. J. F. Pinkham; flower missions, Mrs. Martha Wells; press, Mrs. Mary E. II. Coville; medical temperance, Mrs. A. J. Blair; legislative, Mrs. Henry Friedly; parliamentary, Mrs. W. A. Wilder. Delegates to the fifth dis trict convention to be held at Holland were named in Mrs. Geo. A. Fricke and Mrs. E. E. Cook. REPUBLICANS WIN . OUT IN ORLEANS In Orleans township the republican ticket was elected, except clerk, Al. Sherwood, on the democrat ticket, winning out over C. Ernest Osborne. The officers elected are: Supervisor. Frederick Pitt. Clerk. Al. Sherwood. Treasurer. Wilson S. Purdy. Highway Commissioner. Louis A. Hall. Justice of the Peace, full term. Fred L. Currie. Justice of the Peace, to fill vacancy. Luther E. Hall. For Member Board of Review. Or son K. Warden. " Constables. E. E. Brown, A. S. Parker, Floyd Crane, John Van Giesen. Old Pioneer Dead Van Renseler Randall, a pioneer, aged 95 years, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Herbert Hart, Friday, March 31, on the Heindeliter farm, where he has been making his home since the family moved from this city a few years ago. He was bora in New York in 1822. lie was buried in the Ashley ceme tery. Were Here on Honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scott of Alto were the guests of Claud Warner Thursday and Friday. The couple wer on their honeymoon trip, having been married Thursday. Their friends there gave them a shower of rice and on reaching here the baggage and clothing of the newly-weds were cov ered with the evidence that they had been given a good send-off. The bride was formerly Miss Mabel Gardner, one of the popular young ladies of Alto. CHARLES SPARKS . DIED IN. HOSPITAL The body of Charles Sparks was taken to Grant, Mich., for burial Wed nesday. The deceased, w ho is a brother of George Sparks, residing at 512 Broas street came here for a visit about a week ago and was taken ill shortly after arriving and on advise of his physician, Dr. E. W. Li tie, was re moved to the hospital,. where he died Monday nipht. lie was fifty-four years old and unmarried. He had liv ed in Newaygo county on a. small farm for 35 years. He had been in poor health for a long time. Mrs. George Sparks and daughter, Miss Edith Sparks, accompanied the remains. Henry Hawlcy was" up from Low ell Tuesday to visit his brother, Elmer Hawlcy, who is quito ill with stomach trouble. SMALL POX SITUA TION IS CLEARING UP The smallpox situation at Cook's Corners is clearing up and it is be lieved that there will be no spreading of the disease. Considerable anxiety was felt when the sickness of Fred L. Reeves, who had been ailing for some time, was pronounced smallpox by his physician, Dr, Orr, but timely mea sures were at once taken to check the disease and prevent an epidemic. Her diagnosis of the case was verified by Dr. E. W. Litle and Chas. Dumon and the utmost precaution should be taken to prevent its spread. Those who have been put under quarantine regulations are accepting tne situation with good grace and are hopeful that no serious results will follow. With the wonderful progress made in the past few years regarding the treatment of the malady by physi cians and health officers, smallpox is not so much feared as it once was. SILK CITY STEAM LAUNDRY SOLD TO ARTHUR B. FOSS E. A. THORNE, FORMER PROPRIE TOR, EXPECTS TO BECOME A TILLER OF THE SOIL E. A. Thorne has sold his laundry business to Arthur Foss. Tho deal was culminated last Saturday and the new proprietor took the business over Monday morning. Mr. Thorne has been in business here for eight years and has increas ed if from a three-man plant in the beginning to where it requires the work of seven persons to get out the work. During the eight years' time, Mr. Thorne purchased the building in which the business is housed and has also made a substantial addition to it. He has equipped the plant with the best of machinery and has it conven iently arranged. Mr. Thorne retires from the local business after twenty-two years as a laundryman. In that time he has conducted laundries at Howell, and Lapeer. He expects to buy a farm soon and be come a tiller of the soil. With this end in view he will leave in a few weeks for a trip to North Carolina, as there is an equal appeal to the family in a milder climate. Raymond Thorne, who has been assist ing his father here, will probably en ter another laundry and complete his apprenticeship. Mr. Foss is well-known in Belding and assumes the laundry with the best wishes of all his acqauintances. He has for many years had charge of the active work of making canvas, bread and laundry boxes and other products of the Belding Basket company. Mr. Foss will retain the same force of workers in the lanndry and besides will have in his employ W. E. Snyder of Greenville. Mr. Snyder was as sociated with Mr. Thorne here two years ago, and is a man of long ex periences in the work. It was under his tutorage that Mr. Thorne learned the laundry trade. Both Mr. Thorne and Mr. Foss have announcements in another column of the Banner, which everyone should read. x Will Clean Church The Green's Ladies' Aid Society will meet at Green's church ' Wed nesday, April 12, with picnic dinner and will spend the day cleaning the church. '. 4 v$ , : (v - 1 YV I Xv j r in ' - . V-i ' ' r i GEO. G. CRAWFORD Ald.-Elect Third Ward Brotherhood Meeting The Congregational brotherhood will hold its next regular meeting and banquet on Tuesday evening, April 11. They are fortunate in se curing as speaker for the evening, Chas. E. Bedraux of Grand Rapids. The subject of his address will be "In dustry, War and Man." Mr. Luick Sells Out Frank J. Luick has sold his Interest in the Belding News to Hubert Enge mann and' the paper will hereafter be run by Engemann Bros.. Mr. Luick established the News here about twenty years ago as an advoc nte of froe silver, y; For some time ho has been working on a plan to take power directly from a flowing stream, using the current to run a Watei wheel without the expense of building a dam. lie is having a model of his invention constructed and will have it patented. If it proves a success there should be millions in it. Mrs. Alfred Dorman and sons, Harry and Harold, left Tuesday for Alma, where she will visit relatives for several days. Mrs. L. Stout returned to Flint, Tuesday. c . n 10. TROUBLE TO SPOKE BEFORE THE LOCAL SCHOOL LAST MONDAY. IS ABLE AUTHOR, POET AND ARTIST. MANY PICTURES ALONG BELDING STREETS SHOW HIS SKILL A FEW OPINIONS OF MR. LEWIS "I think the present difficulty in Mexico will be far worse than the Philippine campaign. The Mexicans can live on almost anything and they wear scarcely no clothing, save a shirt and pair of trousers, and the Hombrero. "Villa is a man who cannot read or write a word, but he has a wonderful brain and has developed it, from a military standpoint. "If the nation would take some of the .millions of dollars that are spent annually to keep up unnecessary forts and naval yards, and put that money into something that is actually needed, we would have one of the best armies in the world." "What will be the outcome?" I think the outcome will be ten years war with Mexico a war that will be far worse than the Philippine cam paign." This is the opinion voiced by Cap tain Stanley Huntley Lewis of the United States army, who has been with the Arizona rangers for a num ber of years. " Captain Lewis, honorary captain of tho first field artillery, Michigan National ' Guards, with headquarters at Lansing, has been assisting in Michigan National Guard work; is followed en route by the "Battle Cry of Peace." Mr. Lewis is a personal acquaint ance of Francisco Villa and says he does not believe that Villa lead the raid on Columbus. "I believe it is all a frame-up on the partof Carranza," he said, "Car ranza is anxious that the United States pull his hot chestnuts out of the fire. Villa is a man who can not read or write a word, but he has a won derful brain and has developed it, from a military standpoint. It goes to show what he can do when he took a borrowed gun and three stol en horses and, came to be leader of such an immense army. "It looks to me that Carranza led these men over here into the United States and directed the raid against Columbus but had it arranged that some of his men should allow them selves to be captured and say they were Villa men. Was Villa Seen in Columbus Raid "The roport this woman made who said she saw Villa and was captured by him is absolutely unreasonable. She was hysterical. She said she saw Villa with a small round hat on. "Now a Mexican would just as soon be separated from the crucifix around his neck as from his som brero, and it is not likely that Villa would be seen with a small, round, hat "Then she said thatshe saw hira later with a large hat bedecked with jewels and with a gorgeous uniform leading his army. That is not one whit like Villa and he fs too wise a man to make a figure of himself, when his men were dressed in rags. "As-far as Villa telling her his plans and saying he was going to make a raid on the United States, he is not a man to take a strange wom an into his confidence, and , then re lease her. "And there was not another per son of any authority testifying that he saw Villa in the raid." "If the United States gets into war with Mexico, as she already has, it will be a long seige. "If the United States army at tempts to invade Mexico, she will have to garrison thirty or forty men in every town and by the time they get down into Mexico, I am afraid Carranza will make one rush and of course our army will not be large enough to meet his. "The Mexicans can live on almost anything and they wear scarcely no clothing, save a shirt and pair of trousers, and the sombrero, and car SCHOOL BUILDING NEEDS BECOME MORE APPARENT ALMOST EVERY WEEK MANY NEW STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED AT THE OPENING OF SPRING TERM LAST MONDAY SPECIAL MEETING OF DISTRICT PLANNED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION When the local schools opened last Monday following the spring vaca tion tho teachers of several rooms were confronted with the ever-increasing difficulty of placing the new stud ents that arrived. At least a dozen new pupils entered rooms Monday that were much over-crowded before. With each succeeding week of school the housing proposition be comes more acute. The activities of the school arc dwarfed in numerous ways because of the lack of room to carry out the plans. The boys and girls of our city are the biggest factors in its growth. By far the most important product of this city, of any other city, is its boys and girls. This city will prosper and ad vance in the future only in proportion to its clear foresight in providing to the youth of tho city the best chance for development. Considering the growth of the schools in the last five or six years and tho fact that the enrollment will continue to increase with the addition of industries and the consequent ad vent of new families, this school dis trict is face to face with a most vital situation t that must be faced before tho opening of another school year. In view of the fact it would seem ad visable for the Board of Education to LOOKS FOR ffilili LAST FOR 10 YEARS tridge belts. And just think of what tho Americans would have to take down there. So much food for them selves and their horses, even much of their drinking water, besides their munitions." Captain Lewis is disgusted with the nation's preparedness. "Prepared 1" ''he " said when "the word, "preparedness" was mention- cd. " : . ;' ; - '" ' -: "Here, th6 Mexicans have entered1 ' our country and slaughtered some of our men and we are' a whole week" in' ' getting ready to meet the enemy. ' The Americans v let " the Mexicans make a raid on one of our towns, kill some of our men; and even steal -seventy-five ' cavalry horses; "And theT town was supposca to" be well, garri soned. Even the machine guns could not be put into service. ' "There is. too much politics eveti'in' Washington,- now, when they are talking about preparedness. TJiero is a righting among congressman . to get the training "stations in their dis trict. ... ; """":' ' "If the nation would take some of the millions of dollars that are spent annually to keep' up unneces sary forts and naval yards, and put that money into something that is actually needed, we could have one of the best armies in the world. But as it is, thousands of dollars are put into the up-keep of forts that are ab solutely worthless. But the congress men from those respective districts are successful in getting appropria tions, the forts keep up a town in his district and he gets the votes. At one fort in the East, these bright shining guns are pointing out toward the ocean, and there are two men and a cat garrisoned at the fort. Now what could these two men do if an army should land on the American coast? The only thing I can see would be to let the cat swim out and chew holes in the ships to sink them, for those two men could not do any thing with the guns, for it takes six or seven men to prepare and dis charge one of them." Monday Mr. Lewis addressed the high school students. His loyal patriotism enters into every expres sion. He is a man widely versed in the affairs of the country and his whole heart is set on its welfare. Besides his ability as a speaker, Captain Lewis is an author, poet, and artist. He has published a num ber of books and a collection of his poems. : STOCK IN LOAN ASSOCIATION MATURES Series number forty-two of the Belding Building and Loan associa tion stock came to maturity April 1, and the holders of shares in that scr ies have received their checks this week. Secretary and Treasurer Geo. E. Wagner states that there were thirty-eight shares held amounting to $3800. The share holders were J. E. Stanton, $2000; Mary E. Jacoby, $500; E. W. Litle, $200; B. F. Tower, $1000 and Fred D. Bcckwith, $100. call a special meeting in the near fu ture to bring the existing conditions more vividly to the attention of the school patrons and taxpayers. In considering the needs of the dis trict it behooves every patron of the schools as well ay all taxpayers to diagnose the situation fully and care fully. In providing for additional they should not plan stintingly nor for the needs of the next two or three years only. They should look to the needs of the school na they will exist many years from now. Natural growth is apparent and phenomenal growth may come at any timo. Beld ing is a growing, hustling and wide awake city. Its citizens arc doing things for its permanent development. It is an accepted fact among all its citizens that the schools of the city should bo one of the big and leading factors in its growth. Tho Banner invites a free discus sion of the school proposition, and the needs of Bidding in the way of school facilities, from the patrons and taxpayers. We feel the sentiment of the hundreds of school patrons should be given by them, and that no one who has an interest in the schools, and everyone should have a most vital interest, should fail to express his or her views.