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iu;i: ion; THE BELDING BANNER .TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR Est. in 1889 and published every Wednesday by Banner Publishing Co. J. M. LANGSTON - E. B.LAPHAM Editors and Publishers Entered into the Belding, Michigan Postoffice as second class matter Subscription Postpaid One year in Advance....,..'. .$1.00 Cix months in Advance &0c Three months in Advance...... 2oc Canadian, one year in Advance. $1.50 ;' i ' - . ' : .. ' Advertising, Display rates on application. Card of Thanks, one cent a word. Business 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. - ' CONCERNING GASOLINE iy 7 OUTLOOK r An official of the Standard t)il Com pany of Indiana ;s quoted as saying: "The price of gasoline seems to be in equililbrium, and I look for no oth-j er important advance. As many au tomobiles are being bought in the country as before, perhaps also by the cities and towns, but the seasoned us-; ers - of automobiles are not running them quite- so much as formally. New buyers of pleasure cars enjoy the nov elty so much, they care little about cost, but they will later, when, of course, there will be as many new buyers. The demand from farmers for automobiles is insatiable. "Prospecting, activity in new oil land sections, improved processes for refining and the scramble of inventors for substitutes tend to holtldown the price of gasoline, but in my opinion the price is reasonable, and the public has become accustomed to it. There fore I certainly do not look for any early decline. There is nothing hu manly conceivable to impair seriously the country's general prosperity and increasing . want, if not- needed, of gasoline and mttor spirits." "REPUBLICANS BIG WORK The main objective of Republican leaders in the coming campaign is to elect a Republican president and a Republican Senate. Most of them feel that the election of a president willl be comparatively easy. That will carry with it the election of a Repub lican House, for it is almost incon ceivable that a president and a House of different political complexion should be chosen at the same election. But Republican control of the Senate is another matter, attended with the unusual difficulties. There are now fifty-six Democratic senators to forty Republicans, and the expirations are against the Repulbicans. There are fifteen Republican expirations and on ly seventeen Democratic. Expressed in percentages the Democrats have 30.35 per cent to re-elect, while the Republicans have 37.5 per cent. The Republicans must make a net gain of jiine senators. Two of these may come from Indiana and one each from Maine, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. This will leave two more to be gained. Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, Montana, Mis souri, Arizona and Tennessee are the only states it is possible to consider as sentorial battle grounds. It is for tunate for the Republicans that they -do not have to overcome legislative gerrymanders, owing to the new meth od of electing by popular statewide vote. The task would be insuperable if the legislatures controlled. The Republicans are confident of electing successors to all Republicans who retire. They are also sure of recapturing seven seats from Demo :i.F9t Hiit. it. will reouire a victory of landslide proportions to get the otner two, aunougn .misuu may lc reasonably expected to furnish one. BEANS VALUABLE CROP Bean experts all over the country are advising farmers to plant liberal ly to this crop this year because of tViA pnnrmmis demand that has arisen for this valuable food prodact It is pointed out that in the past tne unit ed States has been in the habit of im nnrtinf sometruncr like three millions of bushels of beans from Europe, but since the war broke out this condi tion has been reversed and now Eu is takimr this ouantitv from this side of, the water. As there is no chance for Europe ta again export beans for some years perhaps the present year seems to be an oppor tune time for the farmers here to TtinUf rnmp trond monev out of this tnnl food eroo. N None of the bean experts predict that the value of the beans next year will fall below the three and four dollar mark. Beans at this price are certainly a very pro fitable crop for the farmer to raise in EXTRA FECIAL For Saturday, Juno Sircjl 15 Off 6n MEN'S SUITS 10 Off on BOYS' SUITS The . MeiropoiiMm A. FRIEDMAN, Prop. , these times of high prices and fast living. RELATIVE TO THE ARMY Thn Senate and House conferes on the Hay and Chamberlain bills have ri.nrhm) nn ttiTfcment that the Unit ed States is to have a regular army nf 254.000 men. There are to be 175.- 000 fighting men, 5,733 scouts, 6,409 quartermaster corps men, medi cal corps men, 3,387 signal corps men, and 8,750 unassigned troops, making a total of 200,109. In the probable event of war the president is authori sed ta recruit the army up to 125 per cent of its peace strength, or 254,000 men in all. This represents a suo stantial victory for Senator Chamber- i c m l n ..r. Vi lain anu nis oenaie cuuhuhw:c, served on ultimation on the House conferees, who were in favor or a "HhIa nrmv " that thev would not con sent to any army bill which failed to meet the country's demand for ade quate preparedness. The Senate bill was along the lines recommended by the army war college, and the'increase agreed upon will meet with the ap proval of army men in general. PUTTING IT IN A NUTSHELL Mi T?nn0vph8 nrlHrpsa in Detroit was a powerful plea for preparedness against war, as may De Known vy uu who read the printed text of what he said if they were unable to hear him ir norenn Thpv mav not acree with him in every detail, but of his com plete Americanism ana oi nis pro found conviction that, the American nationality depends upon readiness to defend that nationality they will be assured by perusal ot nis speecn. One incident that occurred in the lrnvp home the forceful- ness of his argument even more con vincingly than the set of phrases in iirk;-v Via fonrViod his address. His reply to the woman who leaped to her feet and told him tnat sne nau two sons who would fight for their country was a vivid example oi reauy use ui opportunity, for he made his best impression of the day when he in stantly responded that if all mothers were like her none of their sons would have to fight. ' DECIDED STAND AGAINST LIQUOR Unpin rim that the saloon Question U no lontrer a nersonal liberty ques tion but an economic one, about GO members of the Church club of the Episcopal church at the regular din ner UVlnpsdnv nie-ht in Epiphany church, Detroit, passed a resolution demanding that the diocese ot Micni gan take a decided stand against the liquor interests. Members of the club said that by its neutral position the denomination had gained the soubriquet of the booze church. Tf t.h Mirhican diocese turns from its historic attitude and aligns itself with the dry s it will be the third diocese out of about 150 in the United States to take such action. rsew York and. Chicago are the others. The resolution is as loiiows: Whin-pas. It is the sense of this meeting of the church club of the dio cese of Michigan that our church should no longer defer taking a eco nomic stand on the moral and liquor problem; therefore be it resolved tnat this meeting memorialize the coming convention of the diocese to take a de cided stand against the liquor traffic, and align us uncompromisingly with those who are working to overthrow it." Her Trousseau. .Frederick Lemaltre, the celebrated ctor, was somewhat parsimonious. Then bis daughter was about to mar ry Lemaltre agreed to provide' the "dot" and the trousseau. "Dot," It may le observed. Is the French equiv alent for the English "dower." When the notary came to complete the. contract and was reading the terms Lemaltre said: "The daughter of Frederick Lemaltre has not need of a dot. M. Le Notatre. strike out the dot" The prospective son-in-law was pres ent, and he had the courage to reply: "The daughter of Frederic-It Lemaltre can easily clothe herself with the famo of her father. M. Le Notalre, pray strike out the trousseau." A Warning. "What are you doing in my room?", asked the man who was awakened by a burglar. "I'm robbing the place." "You merely think you are. Every thing here w;m bought on the Install ment plan, ii'id If you take the prop erty you'll be responsible for the bal ance. You're not robbing anybody. ,You're running Into debt." Washing ton Star. COUCH TllE RIGHT WAY. i It Is Cafer For Yourself, Your Lungs and Those About You. The following directions as to how to cough are given by Dr. A. A. Fleyte In the Journal of the Outdoor Life: Fold your handkerchief so that It Is. about five Inches square. Place it flat In the right hand, if you are right handed, and with this hand hold it tigtly over fhe mouth. . Tress the hand on the mouth, as to hold it loosely over the mouth will not accomplish the pur pose. Now, Instead of coughing and trying to muffle the sound in your throat or' mouth, muffle It with your handkerchief. Practice It until a per son ten feet away cannot hear you. The sound made In coughing is due partly to air passing over the vocal cords, partly to air going through tm? bronchial tubes and trachea and part ly to the resonance produced In the chambers above the ' trachea. This sound can be almost wholly avoided and the Irritation to the lungs and air passages prevented 'by keeping the air passages open and letting your hand kerchief do the muffling. Now, instead of expelling I'JO cubic inches of air at each expiration, you will expel a small er amount, with more comfort to your self and to those around you and with much less harm to your lungs. HER WEDDING GIFT. This Charming Jar Is a Welcome Dish at Breakfast. 1 Cut glass silver mounted and lidded gives this attractive marmalade Jar, A -'''7!"''''t''. " ;r" " 4 mi i .HI, ' THE NEW KIND. . On oie side Is a cut to accommodate the silver spoon handle. Condensed milk for coffee, Jam and piccalilli ar other contents that it might hold. Working Buttonholes. To make beautiful buttonholes, even on the sheerest of summer materiala, mark them first and stitch the outllnM once around on the-'sewing machine. This not only adds to the durability of the buttonhole, but makes the working of It far easier. Baked Shad Roe. rarboll the roe from a large chad for one minute, drain, place In a bak ing pan, spread with one large table spoonful of butter, sprinkle with pep per, salt and a dash of cayenne, pour in one cupful of cream, bake covered for twenty minutes, then remove the cover, bake ten minutes longer and transfer to a heated platter. Beat the yolks of three eggs with one cupful of .cream, add the strained sauce from the pan, cook and stir until slightly brown ed, place around the roe and garnish with watercress and crisped bacon. Kitcfien Kinks. Never allow fresh meat to remain in paper, for it absorbs the Juices. Always allow water to run from the kitchen tap in the morning until all that has been in the pipes overnight has run out. Never allow opened 'fruits or vegta bles to stand In the tin can. Never Rtir anything In tin if avoid able or nt least use n wooden spoon. Never keep vinegar or yeast in stone crocks-or Jugs, since the acid attacks the glazing. CIrirt Minnnri. KofMn? rnn snll ntralnst the ordi nary skirt hangers or wood ; nut, as aTftTTr wotonn llkos uspfnl thlnrs to be as ornamental us possible, there is a great deal to be said In ravor or tnc ntrtna nf l-llihnn fir llnpfl tllflt Can bfl embroidered to form skirt hangers. .... ..... i l. ,i i;acu strip nas a urass ring Huatuuu to one end ami a brass tiasp ai me other. The ring is intended to be slip ped over the nail or hook from which the skirt suspends. In the teeth of the clasp the skirt 1 held secnrtly. The hangers can be made for oneself or they can bp maue as a siiower gut Many Ribbon. JMbbons are used generously as trim mings for artcrnoon and danco frocks these days. They arc made into pan els, loop upon loop, and are sewed around wide skirts iff- graduated widths. Very broad ribbons of soft brocade patterns are draped over the bodice under a veiling of tulle, and very narrow ribbons are plaited and used as nn edge trimming. Gay llttlo bowknots and rosettes of ribbon flut ter from dance frocks captlvatlngly. Caught Hr Attention. . "Now, about this life Insurance I con template taking out. Premiums vary." "Premiums?" chirped his wife. "1 want a plush covered postcard album, John." Louisville Courier-Journal. Too "Sharp For Him. "Whr did you refuse when Brown lugges'tod burying the hatchet?" "Because I tolleve the cuss had an Ax to grind." Bos ton Transcript CHARM Or ODD L'lir.iDERS. Ancient Superstition That Lingers In Present Day Customs. Odd numbers have alwuyu and ev erywhere been held In peculiar rever ence, and if that is mere superstition, then It only proves that, deRplte our civilization, we are still superstitious. A hen is always given an odd num ber of eggs to be hatched. Why? There is no reason at all except su perstition. Salutes from warships, forts, etc., are always given In odd numbers, yet no valid reason can be adduced. It is a remnant of the old "odd numbers are lucky" superstition. Virgil records all sorts of charms and spells practiced round odd numbers never even ones. And we still, after two failures, make another attempt and murmur hopefully, "Third time lucky!" The odd number again, and the old superstition! ' Seven is the favorite Biblical num ber, and old divines taught that it held a mystical perfection. It's an odd number. Three is the number of the Trinity an odd number ogam. Falstaff, in the "Merry Wives,' is en trapped for the third time. He himself said, VThey say there is a divinity in odd numbers" because of the old be lief that the odd time would be lucky. -Physicians of other days always in slsted that "bleedings" should be in odd numbers one, three, five, etc., and never an even one. Baltimore American. Brave Fido, . "Why, Fido, I'm Burprised to see You wear a muzzle too! What foolish people they must b Who are afraid of you!" Thus cried the dancing bear one day When he had chanced to meet A little dog that came his way Along the village street. Put Fido growled at Mr. Bear And glared Into his eye. And fiercer still became his glare When thus ho made reply: . i "They muzzle me. I'd have you know. To nave the likes of you! Each day, were I not muzzled so, I'd eat a bear or two!" Youth's Companion. GRADE STUDENTS TO GRADUATE JUNE 3 i ( Continued From Page One) leans; Vego Rasmussen, Orleans; Ralph Rhodes, Orleans. District No. 4, Orleans. Julia Hill, Belding, Rt. 4; Ruth Noddins, Delding rural. District No. 5, Orleans. Anne Spanne, Orleans, Rt. 1; Agnes Van Giesen, Ionia, Rt. 5. District No. 6, Orleans. George Loomis, Ionia, Rt. 4. District No. 7, fractional) Orleans. Edna Allison, Belding rural; Lloyd Dean, Belding, Rt 4; Mamie Johnson, Belding rural; Eugene Post, Belding, Rt. 2. District No. 8. fractional) Orleans. Irene Chadwick, Belding, Rt. 2. " District No. 9, Orleans. uienn Piper. Orleans, Rt. 1; Ruth Piper, Or leans, Rt. 1. District No. 10. Orleans. fcllen Watters, Orleans, Rt. 1. District No. 1, Otisco. George Reeves, Belding, Rt. 3; Frederick C. Sage, Belding, Rt. 3; Abby F. White, Belding, Rt 2. District No. 1. (fractional) Otisco. Winnie E. Morris, Smyrna, Rt 1; Florence Murphy, bmyroa rural. uisinci no. uustu. n Davis, Belding, Rt 1; Gayla D. Pen ton, Smyrna; Joseph Talbot, Smyrna, Rt. 1. District No. 4, (fractional) Otisco. Gladys Austin, Ionia, 653 W. Main Rt Alfrnrl Jonas. Beldinff Rt. 2: Frank Kessler, Smyrna, Rt. 1; Christ ian Krupp, Smyrna, lit. l; ranK Krupp, Smyrna, Rt. 1; Mary Krupp, Smyrna, Rt 1. District No. 5, (fractional) Otisco. Reva Benton, Belding, Rt. 1; Har- r.11 ffinnpr. Tlphlinf Rt. 4. District No. 8, Otisco. Jeddy Davis, Belding Rt 3; Wright Gard ner, Smyrna, Rt' 1; Llyod Elton Hogan, Belding, Rt 3. "-Meals for Small Family When buying chicken, save the wing tips, neck and giblets for soup. Save the white meat for creamed chicken or for pudding and one may have several meals from one chicken. Chicken Pudding or Souffle. Chop the uncooked meat of the chicken, then rub it fine. Put half a cup of dry bread crumbs with a cupful of milk over. the fire to soften, add the chicken, salt pepper and the yolks of three eggs, beaten. Mix well, then frtM in th wpll-beaten whites and put into a buttered baking dish. Bake in a moaeraie oven twenty iiiinuwo or until it is firm. Serve at once or it will fall. It is much better to entertain two or three guests on different days than to crivo a larce affair which upsets the routine of the home. On the day or the day before entertaining for an evening company one might have turkey,- then the cold sliced meat may be used in various ways or serv ed in sandwiches for tne evening. A pineapple or Edam cheese keeps well and is perhaps a more, economi cal cheese to buy unless cheese is bought in very small quantities Left-over fish may be served in a itcbm fc.mr or in a salad, making very good dishes so that one may buy a fish, boil or bake it ana not leci tnac it 13 too expensive for the small fam ily. , . TVio fnllnwinr ia a cood dinner menu for the small family: Tomato soup, broiled slice of fish with lemon butter, potato balls, sliced cucumbers with French dressing, appie pie r-Vi (-- co fiivl mfTnc. Afntfnn T?nnrlins. Take a Dint of finely chopped mutton 'previously cooked. Cook together for two min nt.p two tablesnoonfuls of soft mm1i and Vinlf fi rimful of Stock Or water; add a tablespoonful of butter and the meat nicely seasoned with salt pepper and onion juice and two uo11.va in f(Tt. Fill into creased custard cups. Set in a pan of boiling water and bake until lirm. lurn out and garnish each boudin with par sley. ' SCHOOL ;1LH'FE VOL. III. NO. "38. Editor-in-Chief. Royal Davis. Athletic Editor. Carl Huntley. Society Editor. Margaret Cusser. Reporters: State Educational. Elva Wheeler. High School. Mary Ravell. Grammar Dept. Harry Connell.' Third Ward. Lynda Kassner. Second Ward. Marguerite Foy. Ellis School. Dale Klock. This is the second division of the eleventh grade. 1 HIGH SCHOOL Roy LaDow of the class of 1915 visited school Monday. Arrangements have been made so that all seniors' examination will be given first ' Dr. King, president-elect of Olivet College spoke to the high school Tues day .afternoon on "The Value of An Education." The beds which contained tulips have been filled with cannas. The county track meet will be held in .Ionia June 3. Mr. Reed was in Ionia Monday to arrange to play off the ties between Pewamo, Ionia and JJeluing. P1wnrl Johnson. Wells Hall. A?rnes Wacha and Mable McKiddie have re turned to school after absences on ac ennnt. of mpasles. This disease is go ing to interfere seriously with the commencement events. Belding High School Examination schedule, second semester,-1915-191C. Card of Thanks. We thank the neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses shown us in our great sorrow. . . . . Geo. Ford and lamuy. When the fight begin within hlm nclfamnn's worth something. Brown ing. The careless spitter is a public danger? BUY AT ALWAYS' DEAL WITH YOUR responsible merchants for dry goods. We can compete with anyone any where, and we stand back of all our goods every time. See us first k. C. Lloyd. WHEN IT COMES TO SHOES our line will suit you as we carry only the best grades and our prices are right wf are boosters for Belding and Home Trade. Orlo Morse, Shoe Store. LOOK UP YOUR PANAMA HAT have it cleaned-wili -aye you money. You will soon need it Don t forget we doctor up your sick clothes toof and make suits to order. Burt Curtis, 111 W. Mam St. IF YOU NEED LADDERS OF any kind, extension and plain, any length, see us before you buy. Vv,e have an excellent assortment Beld ing Lumber Co. HAVE YOUR SHOES REPAIRED the electric way, while you wait. We do al our work right and can p ease you Ladies and gents' Shoe . Shining Parlors in connection. 120 So. Bridge street Arnold Schmidt ; ; HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED -have you a bank account? What a difference-it' -will make to say ' yes. Your credit is established at once. We pay interest on savings Recounts. See" us. Peoples' Savings Bank. OUR MOTTO IS TO LIVE AND let live; our prices and fair treatment will win your confidence and patron ace. We are firm believers in Home Trading. Our interests are mutual. Sec us. Belding uaruwuiu w. 4.nur r.pr nPVDY FOR SUM- mer with your electric supplies We have a large line oi au kihu--u" irons, toasters.. We install electric plants. Don't .live in toss h your nome wireu. vv --- Light and Power Co. ..rnn cmn AVIV THINK WHEN .. i i b(avo rtnint.s anu ,W ? 1 !nmhn(r. heatinC". TrZriHk iieldin,;- and eve dollar you spend at home helps the town, r. r rants, "fiaim a t itti.tv infill LIFE IS ALL right if it is one of our Belding Star cicrars. iv is j Belding nrm. iry one, iiv,. like it Dell Rowley. vmr crfV 11 V CI AS? IT IS . . ,i v .- Son rmr larcre cleaner anu line of gas stoves and ranges, water i nriKv. raa lirrhts. readme neaicrs, r.n, 1 lamps, arc lamps, v.u...b Works. ..nrr iti vnlTIi ORDER FOR t send it to a mail u.nrn Wn rnn beat their prices every time. We stand back of our goods. W. Lt. coven, w-s vv street rriiv nrYAT.T. STORES ARE ALL reliable and leaders in drug lines. See our large stock of wall paper. You don't have to pay for any you don t use. Harry J. Connell.- OUR MOTTO IS TO LIVE AND i i:t. mi nrir-ra and fair treatment will win your confidence and patron-1 age. we are nrm pcnuvcia nt Trading. Our interests are- mutual. See us. Belding Hardware Co. DONT lit A RAINBOW CIIAS er; you will find & pot of gold at our tf rft nWt vmir watches and jewelry here. Fine watch and clock repairing a specialty. M. L. Willough- j by, Jeweler. BELDING, MICHIGAN Tuesday, June 6, 1916 A. M. American History and Gov ernment. , P. M. German 12; Solid Geometry. Wednesday, June 7, 1916 A. M. English 12; Commercial Law. P. M. Chemistry; Physics. Thursday, June 8, 1916 A. M. German 11; English 11. P. M. 'English History; Ancient History, 9-1 and 9-2; Stenography 11. Friday, June 9, 1916 A. M Geometry 10-2; Algebra, 9-2. (All sections). P. M. Business Forms and Modern History. Monday, June 12, 1916 A. M. English, 9-1; English, 9-2; English, 10; Caesar. - P. M. Latin, 9-2; General Science; Physical Geography; Botany. ' Tuesday, June 13, 1916 Algebra, 9-1, (all sections); Book keeping. Notice. All students taking Sten ography 12 and Typewriting must ar range with the department of com merce for their test. Mr. Reed will give examinations by groups and in dividually. GRAMMAR GRADES The Y. M. C, A. baseball team will play the second high school team of Greenville Wednesday. The sixth grade team played the Greenville sixth grade team on the local diamond Saturday. The visitors lost the gime. A few more have returned, but others are out on account of measles. HOWE TOWN Mrs. Miles Bigler, who has been sick for the past week, is on the gain now. Mrs. C. A. Drake, her daugh ter, is caring for her. Mrs. Floyd Dickerson and daughter, Hazel, of Orleans spent the first of the week with their aunt, Mrs. James Da r row of Otisco. Mae Cartrdige, Ida Dickerson and daughter madi a business trip to Traverse City .Friday. While there Ihey also visited .friends and all en ICopyriglited. 1314. by Thomas J. Sullivan. There are many and various kinds of robbers loose today in, this land of plenty, but perhaps the two most un popular of them are the soil robber and the community robber the farmer who robs his land of its producing strength and the consumer who robs his community of its dollars. The high grade, successful farmer is the one who Increases rather than di minishes the fertility of his land. Ev ery year he changes his crop with that one object in view. He subscribes for and reads very carefully the agricul tural reports, paying particular atten tion to the reports on experiments made by advanced and progressive farmers. Why he does this Is plain. He knows very well that It would be useless to plant good seed In wornout soil. It's his wish and Intention to make a profit on his investment In seed and labor as well as in soil, and this, of course, could not be accomplished If the soil were not fruitful. Today there are hundreds .'of thou sands of American citizens who are bleeding their home communities by taking out of the channels of local trade "tli e money needed to transact business and sending it to dealers who do not and who cannot by any possi ble means return it to do Its proper and necessary work In local business circles. The big city mail order houses that sell goods at retail through the medi um of catalogues to farmers and oth ers all over the country buy nothing from their customers.; They Invariably exchange goods for money, never money for goods. They employ no labor In the-communities where their customers must cam their living; they buy no farm products; they own no real estate; they pay no taxes; they have no money on deposit in the local banks: they do not advertise in the local newspapers: they do not give credit; they do not even pay the freight on goods they sell. Every cent taken by them out of the community is per manently lost to the business of that community. , These are all plain and evident truths, are they not? V We would ask this very same farmer, who would be insulted were he charg ed with neglecting to keep his soil en riched to the highest possible degrca, to explain how he can deliberately rob his community by buying his goods from out of town concerns. The farmer plants seeJ In the soil, and In order to produce results he must keep that soil fertilized. Being him self planted in the community, he docs his trading in a foreign city and there by assists his community In becoming poor. x Why should this farmer have great er respect for the seed which he plants than ho has for himself, his family or his neighbor? There Is a community in Minnesota in the center of which is a city em bracing abotit 10.000 people, and It Is conservatively estimated that some thing more than $300,000 annually Is cent from there to mall ordct houses for the purchaso of goods which could Just as well be secured at , the home stores. HOME DEPMTMEMT THE SOIL ROBBER MID COMMUNITY ROBBER MAY 31, 191$ SECOND WARD Kathryn Ryerson and Helen Kline -celebrated their birthdays Wednes day afternoon. They treated the children to popcorn, cookies and candy. Mrs. Ray Kline visited school on Wednesday afternoon. The children are enjoying the teet ers that have been placed on the play grounds. The 'first and second grade children are reading the Hiawatha Primers. The second grade are illustrating the story of "Hiawatha" on the sand table and learning the selections giv en in the Hiawatha Primer for lan guage work. STATE EDUCATIONAL Memorial Day -will be entirely in the hands of the schools at Lowell this year. The contract for a new school house at Alba has been let. Plans call for a $17,567 building. Allegan grade pupils netted about $75 toward a Victrola fund by giving an entertainment. All of the pupils taking the agri cultural course in the Frankfort high school have their own gardens. The senior class of Lowell, num- . bering 33 members, gave for their i annual senior playa musical comedy entitled "The Miller's Daughter," and made $110.90. The U. of M. regents have voted to grant credit toward graduation to all engineering students who attend any summer military training camp this season. joyed the trip. They returned home Saturday evening. ' C. E. Darrow and family spent last week visiting relatives and friends in Belding. After having a good visit they returned to their home in In diana Monday. v Miss Caroline Brocker and Christ ina Roberts were the guests of Mrs. J. H. Darrow and Mrs.' J. W. Cart ridge, Jr., of this place Tuesday. Light promotes cleanliness? STOP AND CONSIDER THIS IP every consumer of flour would buy at home what it would mean to Belding. Our mills are here ami niir Afnoa Tfna. brand is guaranteed: E. E. Chappie & Co. Tin VniTl? HfPAT OITAnnmn " OllVfl I IXHKm where you know you will get right . v-vuivHi, nu wic ucst in iresn ana salt meats, fish etc., sausage and poul- Model Market, Fish & Young. . YES, I DO MERCHANT TAILOR lng and French dry cleaning, repair ing and pressing. You can be sure of the right kind of work and I guar- u16 ?,please 'ou- n- A- Loewe, The Tailor. GIVE US A CHANCE FIRST. Our prices on groceries will keep your money m Belding, besides you are not taking chances. We are boosters viuiuij. x,. iu. nuason, urocer. JITST TVCtOT nv itrtm -.rw... bread order come from home bakeries. It keeps your mdhey at home and ne ps your town. Our grocery line will suit you. Frank II. Hudson. A FIRST-CLASS GARAGE IS A boon to any community. We can re pair any make of car and handle Goodrich 'tires. Large line of acces- 4 sones carried. Kiskey Garage, Beld ing Michigan. ' WHY BUY JEWELRY FROM A picture book, they all look alike. Bet ter deal with your home jeweler; see what you buy; see us first R. II. Waldo, Jeweler. WAGONS! JUST UNLOADED A ,car. Pekin Wa irons f Cok thm VCr BeIdinff ImPment ALWAYS SEE THE BEST IN moving pictures. See our daily pro gram on curtain; changes every day. Our theatre is well-ventilated. Keep posted; we show the best Empress DO OU KNOW THAT EVERY pair of shoes you buy out of town hurts your community. You can do better at home with your local deal ers. See us first Smith & Whitney. WE ARE ALWAYS TOE FIRST to show the latest creations in ladies' f hats and carry a large line of trim med hats and millinery goods. Buy a home; it pays. The Belding Hat VF! ITST VO rnrutn t our laundrypure soap and water that s all. We wash carpets, too, Cc " j "ouib uuusters ior lieiamg every time. SUIT City Steam Laun- uijr, v. J. X1 OSS, I rop. THTV VniTT? ri ATttTXTn i Shfin nn-rn cinH jt.i "-v c ju bvo vnai you always get as much or more than the r, ,u "'uxiey win Duy elsewhere. The Hub. BFLDlrtGn.SnA RANK; capital, $50,000.00; surplus and pro fits, $2G,000.00. Your business solicit ed. WE DO A REGULAR BANKING business; besides pay 5 per cent on time deposits. Our largo capital and resources are at your command. Safety first is our motto; sco us. Sandell's Bank, Belding, Mich. WE CAN COMPETE WITO ANY one anywhere and carry a large line of everything in Clothing, Gent3 Fur nishings, etc. Will appreciate your patronage. A. Friedman.