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WEDNESDAY, APIUL 5. 1916
tags roun THE BELDING BANNEIi THE BELDING BANNER twenty-seventh yeah Est in 1889 and published every Wednesday by Banner Publishing Co. J. M. LANGSTON - E. B. LAPIIAM Editors and Publishers Entered into the Belding, Michigan Postoflice as second class matter Subscription Postpaid One year in Advance. $1.00 Six months in Advance 50c Three months in Advance 25c Canadian, one year in Advance, $1.D0 Advertising -Display rates on application. Card of Thanks, one cent a wora. uusmess locals on first page, 12 cents a line. .- The Banner Is read ' in more homes than all other local weekly papers combined in its territory. FARM WAGES IN JAPAN , From the Fifteenth Financial and Economic Annual of Japan, for 1915, issued by the Japanese Department of Finance, shows that male laborers on; the farm are paid $51.86 a year, .and female labor is paid $31.51 a year. . The equivalent of the yen m Ameri can money is 49 cents; but, as the yen is a silver coin, it will be seen that the yearly wage of a male farm work er in Japan is less than $25.92 and the yearly ware of a female farm worker less than $15.75. As a matter of fact, the male farm worker gets about $2 a month and the female farm worker about $1.25 a month. What would American men and women who work on American farms think of such wages as these? v NEED MORE SOLDIERS Uncle Sam is having a difficult time says the Traverse City Record, in getting together fifteen thousand soldiers to handle the -Mexican situa tion, and this being the case it is evi dent that a greater degree of effi ciency is needed in the United States army. Millions are spent every year in maintaining a force that upon pa per is supposed to be over one hun dred thousand men, but now that the services of an army of small propor tions is needed it is hard work to get enough together to make a showing as Soft, graceful, easy clothes trim, shapely, colorful ' - r, clothes. Such are real young men's clothes. Such are the young men's clothes we've just received from S y . . ' , fStcfaarl. trr k t 1 M'Vu Michael Goods sold at the same old prices Be sure to call for Auto mobile tickets. Tho METROPOLITAN fl.-FIllEDr.lADi Prep. a small expeditionary force. If a state of actual war existed between the United States and Mexico it is easy to figure out where this country would bo with its expensive regular army. United States soldiers are the best in the world, but a mere handful of them is not enough for a nation of this size, even if the cost of keeping them fit is beyond that paid by any other nation. TO HANDLE IT RIGHT Elwtion beinc over and the Davinir froppsition so far as the people at arge were concerned in its adoption or regulation settled, the matter is now un to the citv council to handle it in a wise and judicious manner. The work of completing the job whirh covpra Bridce street from the f Ellis school on the north, to the Cath one church on the south, win require the expenditure of a large sum of money and not a penny of it should be wasted in poor material or poor construction. Undoubtedly the city fathers 'and the committees into whose hands the oversight of the work will be given, will give it their best thought ana judgment and carefully safe-guard the improvement in the interests of every taxpayer. ' ; EDUCATIONAL NOTES Items of Interest to Friend - Patron of our Schools. and Standards of Scholarship Two views are held among school teachers and superintendents, as to what shall be done with pupils who fail to keep up. The old-time teacher was rather inclined to pass them along. The student, it was argued, would lose interest if compelled to drop back into another class. He had probably got about all that can be had out of that grade or stage of his work. He will get more to let him grind over the same work again. A few years ago there was a wide spread impression that a good athlete could slip along through almost any college. Of recent years, both in col leges and high schools, there seems to be a stricter feeling about scholarship requirements for athletes. That many of the colleges are now imposing, severe tests was suggested by the news reports of the past week, to the effort that at Cornell Uuniver sity, 144 men have dropped as the re sult of the mid-year "exams." Also 1G9 others were placed on probation and denied many privileges. Probably s6me students do lose heart on being dropped back. Also the better portion of the class, who are allowed to go on, make a distinct gain by parting company tith the sluggards. An indolent pupil is mere baggage. Explaining things to him, which he should have worked out for himself robs the rest of the class of valuable time. They all tend to drop to this low standard. Bright pupils compare their work with his, and are satisfied with a mediocre performance. The experience of slipping along easily by the tests of school or college must demoralize a student. It will not be thus when he gets into business. There competition will have its effest, his efficiency will quickly be eliminat ed, and he will drop into the back ed dies of life. He needs in the seclu sion of school, a taste of the same sharp jolts that he will get when he ventures out into the cold world. Save 25c on 10 pounds of Sugar by buying $1.00 worth of Groceries ii. IUJ IMS. i) Prices Good Good White Eatinpr Potatoes, per bu. $1.00 New Perfection, Gold Medal, Marvel or Pansy Blossom Flour 95c 5 lbs. Corn Meal (fresh) 15c 7 lbs. Rolled Oats (fresh) ...... .25c 10-lb. Sack Graham Flour. .33c 2 lbs. 10c Head Rice 15c 5 lbs. Broken Rice 25c 2 lbs. 10c Tapioca 15c Dry Beans, 2 lbs 15c Good New Pack Bean Pork 12c Good Dry Popcorn, lb 6c 2 lbs. Best Pure Lard 27c Cotosuet, per lb. , 14c 2 lbs. Lard Compound 25c Fancy California Dried Peaches 2 lbs. 15c Sweet Orahprcs, dozen 19c Seed Peas of all kinds, per quart. . . .18c Onion Sets, per quart 10c; 3 quarts. . .25c Fancy Ore. Prunes, per lb. 10c; 3 lbs 25c Fancy Apricots, per lb 12c Swift's Best Bologna or Frankfurts, 2 lbs. for 25c 1 qt. Dill Pickles, bulk Cc , 1 Pint Bulk Sweet Pickles 10c 1 qt. Bulk Sauerkraut 5c Smoked White Fish, lb 15c J0 DeVlieEeir Phone 17 Too Good to Be True If the highways and avenues always were clean, What a beautiful town this would be! If only things decent and pure could be seen, WThat a beautiful town this would be! If gamblers and crooks could bo ban ished forever, If robbers and burglars could ply their trades never, If theaters would stage only plays that are clever, What a beautiful town this would be! " If each so-called statesman was up right and true, -What a beautiful land this would .. be! If all office holders would honest work What a beautiful land this would v::rbe!.;:r.H.;,;;;:';:;:.:-' Death of Last American Soldier be th e Capitol at Washington Scene from 1 'Battle Cry of Peace" The modern methods of taking care of this situation in the grades is by the institution of the ungraded room. In the ungraded rooms pupils are ad vanced just as they are fitted to ad vance individually. I The Little Mademoiselle" It doesn't take such a vivid ima gination to grasp the generalities of the situation which confronts a young girl suddenly set down in a New England village, when the girl speaks no English and. the villagers speak none but their own language. But, to grasp the details and to real ize the scores of both pathetic and humorous adventures that beset the girl before she finds some one who can understand her and who can make her understand, one must see the World Film Corporation's feature in which Miss Vivian Martin is starred MWith $1 .00 other U Uffl .1:-- iroceries for This Week and Next If all forms of grafting were prompt ly ejected, If bad politicians could not be pro tected, If only the' worthy ones could be elected, ' What n beautiful land this would be! If over each' home there presided a dove. What a beautiful worldthis would be!;: ; ' ':. If every young . couple would marry for love,.;.: What' a beautiful' world this would .- In.,. If all would fulfill the fond prayers of their mothers, , If each had regard for the feelings of others, If ' everyone treated his fellows like brothers, What a beautiful world this would be! Addison Fletcher Andrews in Mich ..' igan . Tradesman. . as Lili Breval in "The Little Made moiselle." "The Little Mademoiselle" will be ?Wvn nt the Star Theatre on Thurs day, April 6. a hat Lili's rescuer is a young American man, true to type, only , adds to the interest of the story, but the fact that he is as badly "broke" as she when he rescues her, adds more than humor. It furnishes the opportunity for some quaintly amus ing situations such as a charming young actress as Miss Martin can make the most of. Card of ' Thanks Miss Maude Wyckoff, who -. has been confined to her home for the past week on ac count of sickness, wishes to thank the employees of the winding room of the Richardson Silk Mill for the beautiful bouquet of carnations sent her. Miss Maude Wyckoff. vO 2 lbs. Holland Olco 35c Fresh Eggs, dozen 20c 3 Bars Swift's White Soap 11c 12 lbs. Chicken Feed. . . . . ; 25c 100 lbs. Chicken Feed $1.90 2 Bars 10c Palm Olive Soap. 15c Dixie Bacon, per lb. 17c Bulk Peanut Butter, per lb 12i2c 5 lbs. 25c Coffee.. $1.00 5 lbs. 30c Coffee. . $1.25 3 Boxes 5c Matches 10c Pint Can Cocoa 15c 3 Cans. Peas or Corn. 25c 15c Can Tomatoes........ 10c 3 lbs. Fresh Crackers. 25c 4 lbs. Fresh Ginger Snaps 25c 3 Cans Sunbrite Cleanser 10c Regular 25c Can Calif. Peaches. .. I212C Regular 20c Can Sliced Pineapple. A2l9c 2 Bars 5c Toilet Soap 5c Best Pink Salmon 10c or per dozen $1.05 Best Red Salmon 18c; 2 for 35c Best Raisins, per pkg 10c Codfish, fresh pure, lb. box 18c 3 Cans Soup for 25c Macaroni or Spaghetti, pkg 8c WE PAY 18c FOR EGGS Si Son Belding SCHOOL LIFE VOL. III. NO. 30. Editor-in-Chief Stanley Glass. Athletic Editor Ruth 3uck. y Society Editor Marvel Klock. Reporters: High School Charles Wheeler. Grammar Grades Doris Mulhol land. First Ward Leone Hoyt Second Ward Ben Longaru Third Ward Eledia Jenks. State Editorials Margie Carpenter. ATHLETIC NOTES About twenty men reported for baseball practice Monday after sch6ol Lots of enthusiasm was displayed at the first practice and if the boys keep it up Belding high school will be on the long end of the score this spring. Curtain to Stop Leaks in Ships In the days when sailing vessels were common a favorite method for stopping leaks consisted in dropping a tarpaulin over the bow and then, by means of lines attached to it, working it into position over the hole in the hull. A recent invention that ap parently is an outgrowth of this idea consists of curtains which are sus pended on each side of a vessel, ex tending along her full length. Lines running up to drums on the deck are attached to each curtain. If a leak develops all that is ncessary is to release the lines of the curtain on the leaky side and allow it to unroll. If the weight of the stiffening beam should not bo sufficient to hold the certain in place lines could be run from it under the vessel and made fast to the opposite side. Gas in Trees Experienced woodmen frequently tell of finding in the hollows of trees a combustible gas. evidently a product of the decomposition of the wood. In the Ozark mountains has been found scores of trees containing gas. The gas, appears to exist in various spec ies of trees, but to be more abundant in the oak. It is stored in the hol lows of the trees under considerable pressure, and when the saw or ax opens a vent for it it issues forth with great force. While assisting in felling a large oak on on occasion, a woodman says: the saw cut into a hollow and gas began to blow out with extraordinary force. He obtained a match but by the time he got it lighted the gas had permeated the air for quite a distance about the tree and there was an in staneous flash which left him a badly burned face and his hair singed. The gas continued to burn for 10 or 15 minutes he said, and sometimes the flame would rise to a height of eight or 10 feet. Another woodman reports similar experiences. It is by no means un common, he says, to find gas in hollow trees, especially white oaks, in cut ting timber in Ohio Co., Ky. The gas is stored up under pressure and when the ax or saw first penetrates the hol low it rushes out with a hissing sound; also he discovered at the ex INDUSTRIAL EDITION OF MIDLAND SUN ISSUED A copy of the Industrial edition of the Midland (Mich.) Sun has pust reached our office. The edition, bear ing the date, March 9, was issued by the Midland Publishing company as a booster edition, and shows scenes of the many prominent and beautiful business places and residences of that thriving city. Every page of the big sixteen-page issue is attractively made up and frinted and on every page is shown iberality of the advertisers in making the industrial edition possible. Print ed on extra quality of snow-white paper and with jet black inks the pa fi ii iji top! Look smd Have you heard that auto go hy that the business men whose names appear be low are going to give away June 3rd, 1918 at 4 p. rn. If you haven't, get busy and get your ticket, and you may be the one to drive this auto? Don't say, "Oh, I never drew anything in my life," you know there is always a first time to everything, and this may be yours. It costs you nothing to try; you are not out one red cent; you have just as good chance as anybody, because only one party can have it. Your chance is just as good to win as the man who has loads of money. DON'T FORGET THE DATE OR YOUR TICKETS. THEY CAN BE HAD AT THE FOLLOWING FIRMS WITH EVERY 25c CASH PURCHASE. WARD & SCHLEGEL, Meats. JENSEN & WHEELER, Dry Goods. BELDING HARDWARE CO., Hardware. A. FRIEDMAN, Men's Clothing MILLER & HARRIS CO., Furniture. M. U WILLOUGHBY, Jewelry SMITH & WHITNEY, Shoes. BELDING HAT SHOPPE, Millinery. BELDING, MICHIGAN pense of singed hair and a burned skin that the gas is highly inflam mable. While helping to fell a large white oak which was found to have a hol low 15 inches in diameter, gas began to escape with a hissing sound from the cut made by the saw, The hiss ing subsided before, the tree fell but after it came down waves similar to heat waves were noted, issuing from the hollow. From a safe distance a lighted match was tossed toward the end of the log and the gas instantly ignited with an explosive roar that could bci heard for quit a distance. The gas continued to burn for about five minutes. An Extremely Light Wood Balso wood which is said to be the lightest known wood is only a little more than half as heavy as cork and about 1-10 as heavy as black iron wood. Until recently Missouri cork wood has been considered the lightest wood in existence but it weighs 18 pounds per cubic foot, while balso weighs only seven. Balso is now be ing extensively used as a packing ma terial in the , walls of refrigerators, for, owing to its extremely porous nature, it acts as an excellent insula tor against heat and cold. The Dyestuff Stortage Since the beginning of the war in Europe many people in this country have wondered why a war that is go ing on thousands of miles away should so affect conditions here that many needed commodities have increased greatly in price, or are unobtainable at any price. Drugs prices have gone out of sight, dyes aro practically unobtainable and many luxuries that we . formerly enjoyed must be fore gone. Now that the whole nation is brought face to face with real condi tions everyone can appreciate to what a great extent we have been and still are dependent on foreign countries to supply our needs. Necessity is the mother of inven tion, as the trite adage truthfully says, and since our supplies have been cut off in one direction we are forced to turn to another. We are beginning to look into our own resources and we find that so far as raw-materials are concerned we have them in abund ance. For example, potash, a neces sary fertilizing material, is found in the common rock, felspar; we have been going to South America for ni trates, despite the fact that nitrogen can be obtained at home from air by an electric process. An old file with the square end broken off somewhat irregularly makes an excellent substitute glass cutter for emergency use. It will cut glass about as well as a regular cut ter but it gets dull after a little use. To sharpen it, lay an anvil or some thing else that will provide solid sup port and with a hammer chip off the end enough to make a sharp corner and a new cutting point will bo ob tained. " ' ... Dr. H. W. Wiley, the food expert, says that sugar is a valuable article per is a lasting monument to the ability of the editor, Neil C, McKay, in giving the people of Midland and vicinity a first-class newspaper. The production is a credit to any city, re gardless of size. We have no doubt whatever, but that Midland is a live and hustling city, and that its resi dents have implicit faith in the future of its progress. v DR. D. K. BLACK OF GREENVILLE DEAD Dr. D. K. Black fo Greenville died Sunday of heart disease, aged 54 years. He came to Michigan March 28, lSU'J, and married Ada Rogers, July 3, L J. LkL ' APRIL 5, 1911 of food. In a recent address on the subject of "scientific and economic diet" he said that several years ago when the Harvard football team was being beaten in every game it played he wrote to the coach, advising him to provide each player with a dozen lumps of sugar and instruct each man to keep a lump in his mouth through out the play. This was done and as a result, he said. Harvard has been ex tremely successful on the ; football field ever since. . . ,: Medical men know that pneumonia is most deadly among those whose vitality has been lowered. For this reason the federal public health ser vice considers that persons who in dulge in alcoholic stimulants are par ticularly susceptible to the disease and fall easy victims' to it The ser vice has issued a statement in which it emphasizes these facts, points out the dangers of the use of alcohol and warns drinkers to give up the habit. There is some question as to just what extent human life and health are influenced by-heridity but the case of a Stanhope, N. J., man, who died the other day at the age of 107, tends to indicate that heridity has considerable to dowith longevity. He is survived by six sons, the youngest of whom is 66; his father lived to be 99 and his mother 97. Pneumonia and not any of the dieases usually classed as "in cident to old age" caused his death It is said that he chewed and smoked tobacco for 95 years. A new type of car wheel designed to be as nearly noiseless as possible, con sists of a wheel separated by a layer of rubber which serves to absorb th shocks. Among the advantages claim ed for the wheel which is being tried out on a number of railroads are that besides being practically noiseless, it is more durable than ordinary wheels, reduces shocks on rolling stock and rails and adds to the comfort of pas sengers. , The soap-berry tree which grows in the humid parts of Ecuador, attain ing a height of about 50 feet, pro duces large quantities of fruit whose skin and pulp are so saponaceous that they are used instead of soap by many of the people living there. The seeds which are quite hard are polished and used for buttons on men's clothing in England and Spain. They are also used as beads. To A Young Man's Mustache How like a cobweb hang'st thou o'er his lip, Each tiny hair immaculate in place. Shielded from harm when he his soup doth sip, The very essence cf tonsorial grace! Yet 'I must dread the time when thou art grown. All bristly and unkempt and base. Dipped in all beverages ever known. The veritable strainer of his face. Still, as I gaze on thee in anxious -v thot, :U' ' ; I sometimes wonder, are you there or not? : Stanford Chaparral. 18D0. That year he bought the medi cal practice and home of Dr. C. M. Martin. The home, 610 South Frank lin street he resided in until death, His life was a busy one he beiug a member of Grand Rapids Consistory and Shrine, and also belonging to the lilue Lodge, Royal Arch Masons of Greenville, the member of Leroy Lodge, K. of P. and also of the ' Wash ington club. In the commercial world he was always active, being vice .rcsident of the Commercial State Savings Bank, director of Moore Piovr Implement Co., and for several years on the board of education. He took a great interest in the schools and see ing the need of an athletic field, gave them one, just south of the Central school building in 1915. . - A .-... A. J. A Jit "TTTTTtTTTT Mstteim II. J. CONNELL, Drujjs. F. H. HUDSON, Groc' and Baked Goods BELDING LUMBER CO., Lumber.