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WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 1916
VMlh, NINE THE BELDING BANNER Mli:(D)M(D)l!3)Ilie eClLH(D)E AUTOMOBILE OUTING BEST KIND TO TAKE With the season of the year ap proaching when people begin to plan for their summer vacation trips, the old question of how and where to go is uppermost in the minds of thou sands of motorists. The average car owner, because of the fact that he gets the greastest amount of pleasure and comfort out of his car in the sum mer time, hesitates about leaving it behind when he starts off to the mountains or seashore. The motor car because of its abil ity to "get there" makes almost any kind of a vacation trip possible. Sea shores, mountains, .inland lakes and rivers, all can be seen to the best ad vantage by the motor tourist who goes his own way and makes his own time without having to depend upon a railroad schedule or be bothered by the delays and inconveniences to which the average tourist is subject ed. -, A light car is the type of machine preferred by many people who plan to spend their vacations in the mount ains. These smaller cars can travel over rough, hilly roads and get to and from places much easier than the big heavy machines. In fact the light car has every advantage over its big brother when it comes to mountain climbing. Its light weight enables it to get , through soft, sandy spots where it would be folly to drive a big, cumbersome car. The same is true of rough and rocky roads. The light car threads its way over the bumps without difficulty. On hard macadam or asphalt pave ment the big car is right at home, but out in the country along the highways and byways where tourists most en joy themselves, the small light car has proved itself the most practical for general use. From one to five people can take a vacation trip in an Overland Model 75 and enjoy every minute of the time. Their vacation starts from the time the car leaves the house until it re turns. In addition to being out in the open air and taking in points of interest, the tourist finds traveling in a small light car inexpensive. I'll venture to say that the majority of car owners who have spent their vacations touring about the country, have had more real enjoyment at less expense than would be possible had they undertaken any other kind of an outing. Overland Company Tries Out New Telegraphic Device In ,lhe traffic department of The Willys-Overland company, in Toledo, Ohio, is a new telegraphic instru ment, which is being used to secure cars for prompt shipments of automo biles to dealers in all parts of the country. In general appearance the machine, which is called a printing telegraph, resembles a typewriter. The operator sets a lever either at "receiving" or "sending." Then if "receiving" he simply sits back and reads the message as it is printed for him on the roll of his typewriter. If "sending" he writes on the key-board as though he were operating a type writer. As he presses each key the letter is transmitted to the "receiv ing" operator, on whose typewriter the message is printed. Thus far the new instrument has proved a great success, being speedier and more ac curate than the old style. Helpful Hint The life of tires may be prolonged considerably providing drivers are careful to turn comers at a low rate of speed, keep them free from oil and Cumped with air to pressure specified y manufacturer. Every battery box has, or should have a drain in the bottom. Where the battery is located on the running board, this drain is ineffectual. For lhat reason the box should be raised above the running board even if the drain hole is carried through the run ning hoard. This will prevent the electrolytp, which may spill, from gathering under the bottom and de stroying it. It is well to remember that non skid chains should not be hooked up too tight. If the chain is left reason ably free, it will gradually creep around and cause a more uniform wear .on the tire. Dry cells mur.t be kept in a dry place and insulated from any metal. The chaffing incident to continuous vibrating is very apt to cause short circuits. Strips of old inner tubes may be used to good advantage to prevent this." Nothing is more exasperating than the persistent leaking of a s flange joint on the manifold where copper asbestos gasket is used. The trouble, however, may be remedied by cutting a groove around the hole in the flange. When the studs are drawn up the gas ket is compressed and partially fills the groove?, sealing the joint. . t -i: .w.,.i.:i i I aiming un uuiuiiiuimic jm moi ti I will look neat and workmanlike is an export's job, but if you will carefully wash the surface with warm water containing a little ammonia and then i give it a coat of thin varnish the ap-1 pearance will be greatly improved. If the car is to be laid up for the winter two methods of caring for the battery are optional wet and dry storage. Wet storage consists of sev eral batteries being put in circuit and kept fed with current, proper ar rangements being made to guard against overcharging, Dry storage consists of charging the battery, dis mantling, cleaning and drying the plates and keeninir the dampness away from the electrodes. The ques tion may arise as to which is better, wet or dry storage, in which case the battery owner can be guided by one of two things. If, by hydrometer test, and examination, the battery is found to be in good condition, keep it in wet storage. If the battery is weak and, likely to need overhauling in 'the spring, then have it dismant led and put in dry storage, which will eliminate the cost of storage and subject the owner only to the charge for overhauling and re-assembling in the spring. v CONTRACT LET FOR REPAIRING BRIDGE A contract was closed by the com mittee on streets and bridges Monday with the Standard Engineering Com pany of Toledo, Ohio for the repairing of West Main street bridge by re placing the old plank and the sup ports with a Kreolite lug brick floor under the Kreolite system of con struction for bridges. It has been known for some time that the bridge must undergo extensive repairs and the committee had already partly ar ranged for hiving new iron eye beams, new planking and other sup ports put into the structure. The cost of the work according to estim ates given will amount to consider able over a thousand dollars with a guarantee that it would stand the strain for five years. While the city council were in Battle Creek recently they received some valuable pointers in the bridge construction line, which has culminated in this contract with a guarantee of twenty years' service at a less figure than the other estim ate. The expense to the city will be considerably less than the other, and the work is all to be done by the com pany. Alderman O. J. Barker," who is chairman of the committee on claims and a member of the commit tee on streets and bridges, informs us that the company are already ship ping material here and can in the course of about three or four weeks have the work completed. The con tract price is $1047, and the comple tion of the work at those figures will be a bit of evidence that the junket which the council took to Battle Creek is bearing fruit. When you hear a man complaining of having a family to support, the chances are that he lives on the fruits of his wife's labor at the washtub. Council Proceedings :: (official) :: ; . Council Chambers, two o'clock p. m., May twenty-fourth, nineteen six teen. Council called to order by Mayor Knapp. Roll call: present, Aid. Tot ten, Barker, Brown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue C; absent, 0. This special meeting called for the purpose of receiving bids for the con struction of pavement on North and South Bridge streets, known as Pav ing District "B" of the City of Beld ing. s '. The following bids were . received for paving contracts: vailed yeas, Aid. Totten, Barker, Brown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; nays, 0. . Moved by Aid. Barker, seconded by Aid. Sayles, that the Common Coun cil go into executive session. Motion prevailed: yeas, Aid. Totten, Barker, Brown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; navs, 0. , Moved by Aid. Sayles, seconded by Aid. McCue, that the Common Coun cil adopt the brick type of pavement for paving district "B." Motion pre vailed: yeas, Aid. Totten, Barker, Brown, -Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; A. H. C. E. Johnson , Prange Williams Construction ' Grand Grand Co. Rapids, Rapids, Chicago, Mich. Mich. III. Metropolitan brick Five-inch foundation, cement filler.... $36,972.86 $38,102.71 $37,259.26 Asphaltic Concrete Mexican 35,546.25 30,492.16 Asphaltic Concrete Trinidad 34,266.02 31,995.96 Asphaltic Concrete Bermudez ' ' 31,995.96 Sheet Asphaltic Mexican 32,747.86 Sheet Asphaltic Trinidad 4 34,251.66 fcheet Asphaltic Bermudez - 34,251.66 Seven-inch Concrete Pavement 29,905.90 Reinforced Cmcreie Pavement 31,710.46 Metropolitan brick Six-inch foundaiicn, cement filler $38,326.28 $39,155.37 $38,763.06 Asphaltic Concrete Mexican 36,598.91 31,995.96 Asphaltic Concrete Trinidad . . 35,619.44 33,499.76 Asphaltic Concrete Bermudez ....... 33,499.76 Sheet Asphaltic Mexican 34,251.66 Sheet Asphaltic Trinidad 5,755.46 Sheet Asphaltic Bermudez 35,755.46 For Hockirg Block deduct 2c per sq. yd. For Mastic Filler add 8c per sq. yd. For Wire Cut Brick add lcpersq.yd. You can't stop a customer from going out without making a purchase at times, but you can at least find out why he would not buy and be ready for the next similar case. Love is considered the ruling pas sion, but occasionally the almighty dollar administers a terrific jolt. The foregoing bids were tabulated by Engineer Boulay. Moved by Aid. Sayles, seconded by Aid. McCue, that the Common Coun cil of the City of Belding adjourn un til seven o'clock this evening. Motion firevailed: yeas, Aid. Totten, Barker, Jrown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; nays, 0. Adjourned meeting of the Council called to order at seven o'clock p. m., by Mayor Knapp. Roll call: present, Aid. Totten, Barker, Brown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; absent, 0. Moved by Aid. Sayles, seconded by Aid. McCue, that Guy Hubbard's bill for bridge plank amounting to $31.40 be allowed and the clerk authorized to draw order for the same. Motion pre- nays, 0. Moved by Aid. McCue, seconded by Aid. Brown, that the contract for pav ing District "B" -be awarded to A. II. Prange, and that Wire Cut Lug Me tropolitan Brick be used on Paving District "B" on a five-inch concrete foundation with cement filler. Motion prevailed: yeas, Aid. Totten Barker, Brown, Sayles, Crawford, McCue 6; nays, 0. Moved by Aid. McCue, seconded by Aid. Totten, that the Common Coun cil of the City of Belding do now ad journ. Motion prevailed: yeas, Aid. Totten, Barker, Brown, Sayles, Craw ford, McCue 6; 'nays, 0. F. E. CONANT, City Clerk. That man may count himself a suc cess who has done, some one thing better than anyone else in town has done it. Electric Control Buttons at Your Finger Tips Naturally, you want a car that can be operated easily you realize that the extent of pleasure and safety in driving depends upon the ease of control. In most cars the details of control seem to be planned with an eye for convenience in assembling the various parts. But the Overland, control was arranged just as you would arrange it if you were designing a car for your own convenience. You control the electric magneto, the electric lights, the' , t ; electric hom, with your finger tips, without bending forward. To start the motor you merely touch a foot button in the floor. A woman or girl can drive the Overland in safety. Ita control is easy and instinctive. Let us tell you about the other Overland advantages. ' Ames & Linger Belding Michigan Model 75 Touring Car $615; Roadster $595 Model 83 B Touring Car $695; Roadster $675 Model 86 Six Touring Car .T . . . . $1145 rrlcea f. o. b. Toledo, Ohio All models ' ere completely equipped in every particular. There are no extras to buy. Hoost Michigan When you buy goods at home you have the opportunity of seeing what you are buying and if everything is not just right the difficulty can be ad justed promptly and satisfactorily without expense or loss of time. It is to be regretted that occasion ally a merchant is short-sighted and does not appear willing to render the right kind of service to his patrons. Such a policy is inexcusable and such merchants are a disgrace to their community and a hindrance to the prosperity of their town. But there are also altogether too many consumers who are running bills from thirty days to one year at their dealer's expense and annoyance, often forcing him into bankruptcy, and during that same period are send ing cash hundreds of miles away without even giving the local man an opportunity to bid upon the order. There is not a drop of red blood in such an individual's veins nor a spark of patriotism in his make-up. His community would be better off with out him. We once heard of a man excuse himself for ordering goods of a mail order house in another state by say ing that the local dealer was holding him up, vet upon investigation learn ed this dealer was worth only a few hundred dollars while the mail-order house was worth millions, so evident ly had not held up as many as the other fellow. We ascertained by asking a few questions that this particular person had run a bill with this dealer for over six months and yet was com plaining because the merchant could IBZUjL SATURDAY JUNE 3 American Seating Company vs. Belding Game called at 2:00. Automobile drawing will not be held until af ter game. SUNDAY. JUNE 4 Capital Cify Giant vs. Belding LEonanD park ADMISSION 25c not quote him as low a price on a small order on a six months' credit basis as the mail-order house would on a good sized order, cash in advance. The home merchant was a tax-payer and a part of the town that made this party's property more valuable while the mail-order house never paid a dol lar's worth of taxes in Michigan, but on the other hand was drawing 'upon the resources of the town and the State, making them poorer instead of richer. Shame on any person who would even listen to such an argument with out making a protest. Shame on the fellow who makes it a hundred times more. Michigan folks should get togeth er and work hand in hand for the ad vancement of their own State, their own interests, their own prosperity. Common sense teaches it is the proper thing to do. Michigan merchants and Michigan people give each other a fair show boost Michigan. Marshall King Caught Big Pickerel While Marshall King was fishing at the dam last Friday a large picker el seized his bait and got hooked. When Marshall started to land him the line slipped off the end of his pole, but luckily it was tied to the rod near the center. Albert Cusser happened to be near by and seeing the predica ment the boy was in and that he was liable to lose the fish he lent a hand to help land the fish. King ran up the bank and pulled the big fellow to shore, where Mr. Cusser grabbed it and threw it out on the grass. Mar shall was so pleased with his catch that he had his picture taken with the fish, which was nearly as long as him self. It was prepared for the fam ily dinner. When a job gets too big for you don't be backward about calling in help. There is no merit in sticking to it alone until it is too late to be helped. Most of us can see a sorrow twice as far away as a blessing. AimoiiEcement Wfc have taken the agency in Ionia county for the AUBURN automobile and now have a Model 4-36 Five Passenger Touring car on display in our garage. The AUBURN is a beauty and at the moderate price, $895, is within the reach of everyone wanting an automobile. Briefly the AUBURN has a compact powerful motor; se lective type sliding gear; center control left side drive; standard tread, 11 4-in. wheelbase, crowned fenders and in fact every detail of it's makeup is up-to-the-minute. It is equipped with electric starter, lights and horn, wind shield, speedometer, tire irons, tools, one-man top and hood. The streamline body is finished a beautiful royal blue; fenders, hood and flashings black enamel. The AUBURN is the BEST BUY in Western Michi gan today. It has years of competent workmanship and a successful plant back of it. In its price class it has no equal. We will be pleased to demonstrate any time. Don't buy until you see the AUBURN. Collier Bros. Garage WEST MAIN STREET Phone 114-r , Belding fly '" " ; " 2 ;. m Come around to our shop and let us equip your car with this Firestone the tire of maximum mile age. You should have the Non-Skid tread for safety and a sure hold. You should have the in- built Firestone extras that standupagainst thegrind. Come in and test our prompt, efficient, cour teous service. It will -greatly increase your motoring pleasures. Our charges are reasonable; our work always reliable. Firestone Tubes and Accessories also on hand. URRAY & GO. Belding, Michigan 1 s 1 ;,'ifv- Vj. SSSJL w w bt ; - ; It fu rMJtt.'iiiti mum HUM !L--!i: mm FOR BEST Germ men don't ex pect to set much wear cut of their Lo3t trcu hcrs. IIo'.v foo!;.;li ! UT1CA TROUSERS Ido!: just ns veil they wear cn J fcr the same reason ihey cro modt well. FOR WORK you cant best UTICA WorkiuR Trousers. They arc m ic of the best cloth. Tl.cy cro scwcU by competent v.c:Ln:n, cr.A they x?r; cr?cUVty c'-i'ncd i j r v.- c r h . No v. or.d c r they have a big call all over the country. wear well, loo!; well, feci well, last well. Our care adds to their wear. It pays us to be honest in the manufacture of Utica Trousers Look for the name. It means more style and distinction, more comfort and wear In trousers, VAs low as a dollar no higher than five.' Longest wear with no repair. m43 v.