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ANN ILlLlilj lieiding, Bigger and Better" TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. JfO. 2 BELDING, MICHIGAN. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. JUNE 7 191G THREE CENTS THE COPY. TO ADVERTISERS : The circulation Hooks of the Banner are open to Inspection at Any Time. BELDING 17 TTo) r 1 I W ' ED f JIGHT PLANfJED FOR TlEXr T X FULL PROGRAM HAS KEEN AR RANGED "AND MAMMOTH CROWD EXPECTED President Hall of the Board of Commerce, has classed the Venetian Night to be staged in the city park and along the river next Saturday evening, as "Some Show." Barring unfavorable weather conditions hi assertions will very surely be veri fied. It is the plan of the committee to open the events of the evening with a big Maypole dance with music. Im mediately following the dance the big water parade will be started from the Bridge street bridge and the water craft will bo 'rowed up the river to tho park. Upon the arrival of the parade nt the park moving pictures will be thrown on to a large canvas, suspended along, the water's edge. Next in succession will be shown a series of tableaux. The tableaux were very popular two years ago, when the Congregational church gave the Venetian Night program in the park, and this feature next Saturday evening is expected to create much enthusiasm. Following the tableaux more moving pictures will be shown and then prizes will be awarded to the persons having the most attrac tively decorated watercraft. Ten dol lars will be given to the best, five to the second best and three to the third best decoration. The program will be concluded with a third run of moving pictures. The park will be decorated with Japanese lanterns and parking facil ities for, automobiles, with men in charge, will be provided on the Chau tauqua grounds on East Main street. Elaborate electrical effects will be pro duced during the, evening. H. P. OLSEN DIES IN HOSPITAL AT SEATTLE News has been received here of the death of H. P. Olsen, who died in Seattle last Friday at the hospital. His remains will be brought to Sidney Friday for burial in charge of the Oddfellows. lie was a member of the order in this city and also of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Olsen was a resident here for many years going West about ten years ago. lie leaves a daughter in Sidney, Mrs. Martha Holmes of this city, Mrs. Thos. Griffith of Evans ville, Ind., and a son in the west. NIGHT CLERK EQUAL .: TO THE EMERGENCY Had it not been for the watchful care which Gilbert D. Chase gives to his position as night clerk in Hotel Belding there might have been a ser ious conflagration in the hotel last Thursday night. During the severe electric storm one of the heavy bolts of lightning sent a current into one of the rooms fronting the south on the upper floor. It came in apparently on one of the light wires and sparks dropping from it around the fixture fell on to the bed blankets, setting them on fire, causing a smudge. The . room was unoccupied but "Henry" as he is familiarly known, who is always on the job whenever a storm comes up in the night hurried to the upper floor to see if every thing was all right and discovered the dan gerous situation at once. It did not take him long to put out the fire and avert further trouble, which in all probabilty a half hour later would have been serious. Mr. Chase has been an employee of the hotel for the past 12 years. BELDING GIRL WON FIRSTPRIZE IN CONTEST Word was received here last week announcing the fact that Miss Lucile Parney had won the first prize of two dollars and a half in gold, given by the Youth's Companion for the best essay. Miss Marguerite Friedley re ceived second prize in the same con test, that being a subscription to the Youth's Companion until May 1, 1917. The publishers complimented Miss Parney very highly on her contribu tion. One Hundred Dollars Fine We are sure that there are none of 'our citizens who desire to run up against a fine of $100 but there has been cases which people of this vic inity might easily have been forced to pay that sum. The post office regulations require that no communications be placed in a parcel post package under a penalty of $100 fine; The regulation also provides that where a message is de sired to accompany the parcel, the message may be fastened to the par cel with first class postage attached and the regular parcel post postage affixed to tho parcel. The late rule of "Safety First" will bo a good one to follow in this matter and may save you a lot of needless worry and ex pense. Violated His Parole John Arbuckle, who was placed on probation by Judge Davis a few months ago violated his parole by leavfng the county and not reporting to the probation officer. He was lo cated last week in Gladwin county and was brought back there by De puty Sheriff Chas. Murray to appear in court and explain his conduct. This Is Tea Week This is "Tea Week" at thc.Batche lor & Brown grocery store. A nice display of cut glass and aluminum ware has been placed in. their west window along with the tea and coffee. Read the advertisement of the Batche lor & Drown store this week for par ticulars of the "Tea Week" offerings. THE SOAP FAKERS CAME TO GRIEF The fake soap peddlers, who were in this city a few weeks ago and swindled a lot of our good housewives out of a dollar for what they said was a far better grade of soap than ivory or Kirk's family soap, came to grief in Cadillac. They were arrest ed and fined $25.00 each and ninety days in jail for swindling more than 500 purchasers of the stuff. There method of making a sale was to use a bar of good soap in demon strating its qualities and deliver a cheap lot, which the longer it was rubbed in water the less suds result ed. When the delivery was made here, Mrs. Ed. Webster happened to be washing when the fellow brought in her order. She began using it at once. Finding she had been stung she piled the stuff " into a basket and soon overtook the man requiring him to take it and pay the money back. LADIES' LlRARY EXCHANGE CLUB OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES GAVE THEIR .- ANNUAL RE PORTS; GOOD PROGRAM The last meeting of the year of the Ladies' Literary Exchange Club was held last Thursday at the pleasant home of Mesdames Hill and Mann. At one o'clock a most delicious three-course luncheon was served, by the committee in charge, to thirty three of the club members. Following the luncheon the presi dent, Mrs. Ellen Schlegel, called the meeting to order and reports from all the officers and committees were giv en. At the conclusion of the business meeting the calendars for the coming years were distributed and a rising vote of thanks given the program committee for their conscientious work. A duet by Mesdames Berry and Hubbell accompanied by Mrs. J. B. Cook, was enjoyed by all. Mrs. Schelegel responded with a few well-chosen words to a rising vote of thanks extended to her by the club ladies for her efficient work and leadership as their president for the past two years. Miss Marguerite Lamb favored the club with a sojo. A unique program of entertainment under the chairmanship of Mrs. Mal vina Angell was presented at the close of which the guests enjoyed games of croquet and tennis. To Leave IMding Miss Boulnh Guild, ha accepted a position Tii' the TioonPltt StTMohns for the coming year. Mrs.. Guild and her daughter, Misses Cora and Beulah, have made many friends during their residence here who will regret to see them leave Belding, however, at the same time, St. Johns is to be congratulated. FUNERAL OF AGED LADY HELD E AT' Mrs. Lucy A. Gould, aighty-two, and mother of Mrs. Henry Friedly of this city, passed away at the latter's home Monday, a victim of diabetis and paralysis. She was the wife of the late Reuben Gould and the mother of Mrs. Kittie Ingersol of Great Falls, Montana, Mrs. Delia Wells of Wisconsin, Oregon, Percy T. Gould of Detroit and Mrs. Henry Friedly. , Mrs. Gould was born in Syracuse, N. Y.t February 3, 1834 and was mar ried to Reuben Gould at Lapeer, Mich., June 21, 1857. They lived in Silverwood from 1883 to 1901 then moved to Mayville, where they lived until six years ago, when an accident rendered the deceased helpless. Since this time she has lived in Belding. Mrs. Gould was the second of nine children, six brothers serving in the Civil war, and is , survived by one Lrother. She was a Christian from early youth and lived a life of uncom promising faith. Funeral services were held at the Friedly . home this Wednesday morn ing in charge of Rev. W. E. Doty. Mr?. E. E. Hudson sang. The re trains were takeen to Owosso for in terment. SMYRNA BOY WON A COVETED PRIZE TRIP Wright Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gardner is the winner of the State Fair prize offered by the county. This prize is given to the boy over fourteen and under eighteen years of age, passing the eighth grade, who had the best paper in agriculture and the highest general average in the county. The paper in agriculture was not the regular examination in that subject but was a special examin ation of seventy questions and it was well worth the effort as all expenses are paid to the fair for four days. Wright with Lloyd Hogan and Ted dy Davis, the eighth grade graduates from the Button school will enter the Belding high school the coming year. . Will Take a Trip East Dr. G. H. Millard and Warren Shepard leave this week to visit rel atives and friends in the east. Mr. Millard will go to Jersey City, New Jersey, stopping there for a while with his son, Frank Millard, and will also take in a number of other places of interest in tho east. Mr. Shepard goes to visit old-time friends and relatives in New York state. ID GOOD MEETING ROGKVILLE PAPER TELLS OF MRS. A. II. BELDIIIG'S LIFE HER HAPPY DISPOSITION WON HOST OF FRIENDS. LIFE WAS EULOGY From on Rockville (Conn.) Journal we clip the following concerning the death of Mrs. A. N. Belding, whose funeral was held last Thursday: "Mrs. Lizzie S. (Merrick) Belding, wife of Alvah N. Belding, of this city died Monday evening at her home on Talcott avenue, after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. She was born in Shelbourne Falls, Mass. Her death is a sad blow to a large num ber of friends, who will miss- her cheery snuile and cordial greeting. Many and constant were the inquiries of anxious friends during her illness, grasping eagerly at any word of en couragement regarding her condition. Her life was her eulogy. Such a charming personality and sweetness of character was rarely seen. "None knew her, but to love her, none nam ed her, but to praise." Her countless friends deeply and tenderly sympathy ize. with the family upon whom such a sad bereavement has fallen. Mrs. Belding was one of the most force ful factors for the advancement of its work that Sabra Trumbull Chapter, D. A. R.. possessed. She had a mar velous faculty of winning and hold ing the affection of the daughters during her term of office, of three and one-half years, as regent, guiding their energies in the service through the influence of her own unflagging spirit, and loyalty to the organiza tion. Mrs. Belding was one" of its charter members and the first dele gate to represent the chapter at the Continental Congress at Washington. She was untiring in her endeavor to promote its prosperity. Through her efforts the historic boulder at Lafay ette Park was dedicated and given to the city, when she was regent., At the unveiling of the tablet many dis tinguished guests, the state officers of the D. A. R.'s, all the city officials and natriotic organizations, the Putman Phalanx of Hartford, and a throng of people from near and far made it a commemorative day for Rockville. Her wide acquaintance with people of National prominence gave her an opportunity to place the chapter in a position that has made it illustrious. Admiral Dewey the hero of Manila Bay, presented through the regent, Mrs. Belding, a gavel made of the teak wood taken from the flagship Olympia. This priceless souvenir and lare relic, will remind the daughters not only of the heroism of Admiral Dewey, but of the wonderful personal ity, love and patriotic zeal, of this de parted member, who has left to the chapter a heritage of faithful work and fidelity, for the highest ideals of Sabra Trumbull Chapter. Mrs. Beld ing was also a member of New Eng land Women. A member of Mayflow er Society of Boston, Mass.. and a former vice-president of t'.ie Interna tional Sunshine Society nf New York City. She was a regular attendant of the Union Congregational church. Mrs. Belding was very prominent soc ially, her beautiful residence "Castle Sunset," having been the scene of many delightful functions, the spaci ous lawns of many a merry fete. She was so filled with optimism it was a pleasure to be in her presence. The graciousness of her hospitality to young and old, will never be forgot ten. She leaves a husband, a member of the Belding Brothers' Silk Manu facturers, a laughter. Mrs. H. W. Nuckols, of Pelham Manor, N. Y., a son. Fred N. Belding of this city, her mother, Mrs. Henry A. Merrick of Shelbourne Falls, Mass., and two brothers, F. E. Merrick of Shelbourne Falls, Mass., and C. H. Merrick of this city. N. C. NIELSEN ELECTED CHARLOTTE PRINCIPAL The Grand Rapids Press of June 1 contains the following article under a Charlotte date line: "N. C. Nielsen of Belding has been elected to the principalship of the Charlotte High school for next year to succeed Miss Mabel Van Kleek. Mr. Nielsen is a graduate of Ferris insti tute and of the University of Michi gan, is a married man and has had ten years' experience as a teacher, be ing one year at Portland and the last two years at Belding." Harold Holmes Graduates This Week Miss Carrie Holmes left Tuesday for Flint to attend the graduating exercises at the state school for the deaf. Her nephew, Harold Holmes, son of Charles Holmes, will graduate from the full course at that institu tion, having been there twelve years. During his course of .instruction he has learned the tailor's trade and has already secured a position in one of the tailoring estabishments in Detroit where he will fro in a few weeks to begin his work. Are Happily Married Rev. W. E. Doty officiated at the marriage of Mr. Leo Honselman of Lakeview and Miss Martha Love of South Boardman, at the home of John Grimm Saturday night. The happy couple will reside on a farm near Lakeview. ,Rcf. Doty also tied the nuptial knots Saturday, May 27 that united the hearts and fortunes of Mr. Laurel Bunco and Miss Lydia Butts, who are receiving the congratulations of their friends nt their home on West May street. Saving Depositors Should Read The Belding. Savings Bank is giv ing some interesting information in its advertisement this week to hold ers of savings books. Everyone hav ing a savings deposit in this bank should read the advertisement. It Is good news. Other should read it, too. POMONA GRANGE NO. 16 TO MEET WITH RONALD Ionia County Pomona Grange No. 16 will be entertained by Ronald Grange June 15, 191G. The program is to be furnished by the lecturers of the subordinate granges each lec turer to furnish one-half hours' pro gram. State Lecturer Mrs. Dora H.'Stock man will be present with new ideas from other counties. Ola Litle to Graduate Miss Ola Litle, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Litle, 220 Pleasant St, will receive the degree of Bache lor of Arts at the eighty-third an nual comemncement of Oberlin Col lege, June 14. tyr. Samuel H. Croth ers of Cambridge, Mass., will give the commencement address. President Henry Churchill King, of Oberlin will deliver the baccalaureate sermon. THIRTY STUDENTS OF LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL WltL BE GRAD UATED NEXT WEDNESDAY PROF. S. F.GINBERICH WILL GIVE ADDRESS Baccalaureate AddresJ Will Be Given by Rev. A. J. Blair U M. E. Church Next Sunday Evening, June 11 Next wegk will be commencement week in the local schools. The one pro-commencement event to be held this week will be the annual class play, which will be given next Friday evening at the opera house. The annual baccalaureate services will be held in the Central Methodist church next Sunday evening, June 11, beginning at 7:30. Rev. A. J. Blair of the Congregational church will give the baccalaureate address. Be sides this an excellent program of congs and instrumental music has been arranged for the evening. The annual commencement exer cises will be held in the opera house next Wednesday evening, June 14, be ginning at 8:00 o'clock. A good pro gram, largely by the class, has been prepared. Prof. S. F. Gingerich of Ihf University of MVfttgan will give the class address. Miss Lila Mosher will give the salutatory and Elizabeth Brown the valedictory. The commencement program in full follows: Music Orchestra Invocation Rev. W. E. Doty Male Quartette Wells Hall, Orland Sayles, Gayle Soules, Virgil Altenburg Salutatory Liia Mosher Piano Solo Wilfred Blair Introduction of Speaker . Pres. Wells Hall Address Prof. S. F. Gingerich of Univer sity of Michigan ' Clarinet Solo Virgil Altenburg Valedictory Elizabeth Brown Sextette Gladys Harrison, Lila Mosher, Elizabeth Brown, Lena Russell, Elfinda Mason, Martha Witten bach Presentation of Diplomas Fred L. Warner, Sec. Board of Education Selection Orchestra Thirty students will received dip lomas this year. They are: Virgil Altenburg, William Bakeman, Wilfred Blair, Gordon Bricker, Elizabeth Brown, Erwin Burt, Hazel Cota, Carleton Currie, Alvin Davis, Wells Hall, Gladys Harrison, Clifford Ins ley, Philip Jakeway, Cora Lewis, El finda Mason, Tillie Miske, Kenneth Moon, Lila Mosher, Raymond Nod dins, Esther Pinkham, Lena Russell, Orland Sayles, Grace Shannon, Eliza beth Sontag, Gayle Soules, Laura Stanton, Clayton Steele, Mura Treat, Floyd Warner and Martha Wittcnbach. Because of the incessant rain this Wednesday the track meet scheduled for that day has been postponed. It will probably be held during com mencement week. No admission fee will be charged at the commencement exercises, but a limited number of reserved seats will be given to graduates for their rel atives and special friends. MARY W0RTERS HAS PASSED AWAY The body of Mary Worters was brought here from Ionia, where she died in the hospital, to the undertak ing rooms of Chas. S. Foster Thurs day. . Brief funeral services were held, Rev. A. J. Blair officiating and the re mains were taken to Webberville, her old home, for burial, accompanied by her son, Reuben Worters. The deceased was CG years old and was born in Chatham, Ont, October 22, 1850. She was married to Wm. Worters in Webberville and came to Belding in 181)9. For-the past ten vears she. had been in very poor health. She leaves one son, Reuben, and two daughters, Marion Worters Bliss of this city and Mrs. Don Has kell of Webberville. Made Big Shipment of Chicks Rufus Morse made a shipment of 1200 chicks Wednesday morning, some of them going to Kentucky and others to Wisconsin and points in Northern Michigan. They were well-crated but the wet weather is bad for the little "peepers" while awaiting trans fer at the stations enroute. CODiraEIIT AIID BACCALAUREATE IS SCHOOL'S PROGRAM v Still CLASS TO E flllllL PLAT Oil FRIDAY IIIGRT "The Arrival of Kitty" A merry farce in four acts is to be S resented at the opera house Friday une 9 by the senior class of the Belding High school. T.iis ;play is being produced under the supervision of Mrs. Earle Wilson. assisted by Miss Gertrude Wilson and is sure to be a big success. Cait. William Winkler. . . . .Kenneth Moon Jane, his niece .Lila Mosher Kitty, an actress. ...Laura Stanton Benjamin More. , . . . . . .Floyd Warner Aunt Jane. ...... . . .Esther Pinkham Ting, the bell-boy .... . . Gayle Soules "Bob," a college chap, .Clayton Steele Sam, negro porter..... ..Wells Hall Susette, the maid. Martha Wittenbach West Otisco Farmers Club , The West Otisco Farmers' Club met at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Updyke the evening of June 1. Mrs. Earl kindly furnished us with a solo which was enjoyed by all. The rest of the evening was spent in listen ing to a fine talk on "Farm Crops," by J. W. Nicholson and the eating of ice cream. About one hundred mem bers were present, and several visitors were present from the East Otisco club. We enjoyed their coming and hope they will repeat the visit at no distant day. July 6 we expect to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Nash and hope all members will be able to be present. Martha Hall, Cor. Secreary. HOUSE OF DAVID EVAN GELISTS WERE HERE The "House of David" evangelists have been in the city this week and held a street meeting Friday night. The party consisted of three: Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lanico and Charlfcs Ross. They style themselves "Israel ites of the House of David" and their mission at this time is to warn the people to prepare for ' the "second coming of Christ." Mr. Ross says that the end of the six thousand years of the rule of the devil and hell upon earth is just clos ing and the "second coming" is near when Christ will rule the world, heav en will be on earth and not millions of miles away in boundless space. J Mr. Riss is a good speaker and his long hair and beard makes him a striking figure. Mrs. Lanico also spoke and told of their house of David colong at Benton Harbor from where they came. Their members never cut their hair nor shave, their belief being that to do so is not in accordance with the custom of Christ and the teachings of the scripture. Literature was distributed and books of their belief were offered for sale, but no collection was taken. Belding Attracts Motor Parties There were many automobile rid ers visiting Belding last Sunday. A large number of cars were lined up at Hotel Belding during the dinner hour and more than sixty dinners were served by Mr. Dunham. This city and the fine service ac corded at the hotel has" special attrac tion for the Sunday visitors and auto mobile parties come here from long distances. Former Belding Girl Commencement announcement has been received of the graduation of Josephine Hess from the music and English departments of Nazareth Academy, Kalamazoo, June 12. Miss Josephine has made a fine re cord in her school work and her many friends here congratulate her on her success. 1 SUNDAY SCHOOL IN ST IT UTEJUNE 15-16 The Sunday school institute will be conducted by The Board of Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal church for the benefit of all the Sun day School workers of the Lansing district, at the 'Methodist Episcopal church, in St. Johns, Michigan, June 15-16, 191G. All officers and teachers, members of teacher training classes and offi cers of organized classes are dele gates to this institute. A cordial in vitation is extended to all other work ers who may be interested in the Sun day school. Entertainment on the Harvard plan (lodging and breakfast),- will be provided out-of-town delegates who opplv in advance. W. H. Phelps, District Superintendent. Good and Bad Luck If Joe Shindorf had accepted the offer made him last Saturday he might have been the owner of the Ford, which was given away On their way to Belding in Joe's machino Albert Houseman, who was rjding with him not expecting he stood a ghost of' a chance for winning the car got to bartering about the tickets and he offered all he had to Joe for a quarter of a dollar. The offer was declined and now Albert figures that luck was on his side sure that day, although it was an unlucky day for Joe. Ball Men Have Accidents During practice at Leonard Park Mahoney was struck in the eye by a bounding ball and sustained an injury that may keep him off the diamond for several days. While the injured organ is not permanently afflicted it was considerably swollen this Wed nesday jnorning. "Johnnie" Voss stepped on a rusty nail and is also deprived of practice. He was walking in the yard at his home and stepped on a shingle from the house. Mrs. W. M. Kidd was in Detroit this week. STORK VISITS THE CITY HALL PARK It is a rare thing for the stork to wing its way into a city park and leave a little baby creature under the watchful and protecting care of its mother. But such was the fact last Friday at the city hall park when a beautiful' little fawn 'came to live with its father and mother, Pete and Topsy, and add another attraction to the grounds. Topsy is very proud of her baby and is alert to any danger that confronts it. A cat came into the enclosure and Topsy was after the feline in an in stant, chasing it out and stamping at it with her fore-feet. Father Pete also, whose horns are now in the vel vet, looks wise and tips, his head, as much as to say "hands off" or there will be trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are as much pleased as their pets are over the arrival and they have named it Trixey. ahericaTTseaters sent home with I SCOrjUATURDAT SECOND GAME OF SEASON TAK EN BY LOCAL SQUAD. SCORE WAS 2 TO 1 . v The locals slipped the wool over the Grand Rapids Seaters here last Satur day and carried off the second game of the season by the slim score of two to one. Only twice, until the eighth inning, did the visitors have any show whatever for scoring. In the second inning Payne of the visitors circled the diamond to third slab, but was not fleet enough to score before Gro dick, who had made first, was thrown out at second retiring the side. In the sixth inning Quick took third on an overthrow to his terminal point and then tried to score on the error. Considerable discussion ensued, but Umpire Dunham stood firm on the rules, (one base on an overthrow), and Quick returned to third. He was prevented from scoring when Trov enger was thrown out at first by Ma honey. Hudnutt and Wheeler each drew a two-bagger and Mahoney got away with two singles. Score. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R II E Belding ..1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 4 1 Seaters ..0 0000000 01 4 2 Batteries Voss, Bailey, Siner; An derson, Schulski. Umpire Dunham. The game Sunday afternoon with the Lansing F. C, B.'s, between five and six hundred fans being present. Previous to the opening of the game II. J. Leonard made some remarks to the crowd regarding- the ' conduct at the game. Score. 1 2 3 4 5 G 7 8 9 R E II Belding ..0000000 0 11 5 1 F. C. B.'s 00000000 00 3 1 Batteries Goulait, Siner; Higgins, Brown. Umpire Dunham. TURTLE INJURING OF The overturning of an automobile while rounding the corner at the Ash field boarding house Sunday after noon, struck consternation to the peo ple on the street who witnessed the accident, as they expected to see some of the occupants badly injured, if not killed outright. The car belonged to J. W. Adams, a farmer living near Palo, who was visiting at George Shoemaker's, and when leaving for home he came down the hill and in turning east at the Ashfield one of the front wheel tires exploded causing the accident. The car went completely bottom side up, all of the occupants being thrown out or pinned underneath the car. Mr. and Airs. Shoemaker, Mrs. Lewis, mother of Mrs. Shoemaker, lit tle Miss Ruth McMahon and the driv er, Mr. Adams, were riding in the car. Mrs. Shoemaker received a bad cut over the left eye, Mrs. Lewis a slight bruise on her right shoulder, but the others escaped without much injury, except a bad shaking up. The machine was righted and the top and windshield were found to be damaged slightly, but with a little repairing at the garage Mr. Adams was able to drive the car home. Dr. Harrison, who was called to attend the injured congratulated them on their escape from serious harm. WAS THANKFUL FOR BEING QUARANTINED The following card of thanks was received recently by the city health officer. "I wish to thank the city au thorities for quarantining me and my family for two weeks recently be cause one of the children had the measles. During that time my wife caught up with her sewing, being un disturbed by callers at meal time. Wro have three square meals a day, as no one came in and she wasn't per mitted to go out We enjoped two weeks of good long night's sleep, and, best of all, a cousin with four chil dren who arrived to visit us saw the measles sign on the door and left town so scared she will never come back again. I wish to thank the au thorities, and hope they will be equal ly as thoughtful of our comfort some time again. Lysander Johnson. Notice The regular meeting of Belding Grange will bo held Saturday, June 10, at 1:30 p. m., with work in the fourth degree and a picnic supper. Will each one kindly brir.;? a bouquet of either wild flowers or from the garden! Quotations on flowers. CLOSE SECOND LI AIIIIL TRACK LIT GREATLY HANDICAPPED BY RE CENT OUTBREAK OF MEASLES IN SCHOOLS Belding schools lost first place in the annual ,interscholastic field and track meet in Ionia last Saturday by two points. Had the full quota of athletics from Belding been in the meet local athletics feel certain that results would have been strong in Belding's favor. The recent epidemic of measles in the schools depleted the athletic force to such an extent that many participants were not up to the usual strength and still others were unable to be in the meet at all. The absence of Altenburg particular ly deprived the local schools of sev eral points they would have been sure of winning. Then, too, the several events were staged in a succession that prevented the local participants resting at any time. The list of winnings, in which Ionia took 51 points and Belding 49, fol low: Ray Coon, of Ionia won the medal for high individual point 'winner with 24. points and Altenburg of Belding, was second, with 11 U points. Ralph Hall lowered the mile run record from 5:09& to 4:05; Moon of Belding, broke the pole vault record, raising it from nine feet, llk inches to nine feet, 8 Ms inches. Summaries: One Half Mile Run Fall, Ionia; Forman, Belding; Byrne, Belding. Time 2 minutes, 15 seconds.. 100 Yard Dash Coon, Ionia; Alten burg, Belding; Lowry, Portland. Time 2 minutes, 15 seconds. Twelve Pound Shot Put Halsted, Pewamo; Davi Belding; SpenceiJi Ionia. Distance 36- feet, 4 inches. 220 Yard Hurdles Coon, Ionia; Jersey, Belding Altenburg, Belding. Time 29 seconds. Running High Jump Durkee, Port land; Altenburg, Belding; Kelley, Saranac. Distances 5 feet, 2 inches. 120 lard Hurdles Coon, Ionia; Bunnell, Ionia; Mourer, Ionia. Time 20 seconds. One Mile Run Hall, Ionia; Thomp son, Belding; MacCormick, Portland. Time 4 minutes, 53 seconds. 220 Yard Run Coon, Ionia; Alten burg, Belding; Bunnell, Ionia. Time 25 seconds. - Running Broad Jump Jersey, Bid ing; Moon, Belding; Halsted, Pewa mo. Distance 18 feet, G inches. 440 Yard Dash Jersey, - Belding; Coon, Ionia; Mourer, Ionia.' Time 38 1-5 seconds. ' ' Pole Vault Moon, Belding; Mac Cormack, Portland; Green, Saranac. Heightr-9 feet, 8 inches. Discus Throw MacCormack, Port land; Hall, Belding; Simmons, Ionia. Distance 8G feet, 8 inches. One-Half Mile Relay Ionia, Beld ing, Portland. One minute, 44 1-5 seconds. Pewamo won the championship base ball game from Portland by the score of 11 to 2. Francis Sheldon, of Ionia, won the singles in tennis, from Palo, Satur day, bringing the trophy to Ionia. East Otisco Farmers' Club The East Otisco Farmers' Club met at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kohn Jast Thursday, June 1. About thirty members were pres ent. J. W. Nicholson of the M. A. C. gave a most interesting talk on "Farm Crops," after which a five o'clock supper was served. ' The next meeting will be an, ice cream social to be held at the home of Mrs. O. A. Numraer Thursday, aften noon, July 6. Don't forget the place and date for everybody is welcome. Corresponding Secretary. DIRECTORS OF BOARD OF COMMERCE ELECT At a directors' meeting of the board of commerce held last Thursday the divisions and departments of last year were voted to be continued and the heads of committees selected. A new department to be known as Depart ment of Highway Development was established. Following is a list of the depart ments and heads of committees: Department of Retail Development, Sub-heads retail home trade depart ment and retail credits, chairman A. S. Dimmick; Department of Public Affairs, Sub-heads health and re creation, advertising, transportation, new industries, chairman. II. -J. Leon ard; Department of Organization, Sub-heads membership, entertain ment, finances, chairman, E. C. Lloyd; Department of Civic Development, Sub-heads legislation, public im provements, civic development, special entertainmentchairman, G. E. Wort ley; Department of Highway Develop ment, chairman, B. F. Hall. Brinton F. 'Hall was also elected a director on the board. GleanerB Will meet The . Olympia Order of GV aners will meet with Mr., and Mrs. Ed. In sley Saturday evening, June 10. Ice cream and cake will be served, after the meeting. Miss Agnes Rosek left Thursday morning for her home in Sand Lake, where she will remain during "the summer months. John Whitescll went to Kalamazoo .Wednesday to see his , sister, Mrs. Rachel Pryor, who has been in the hospital there for six weeks and is improving in health. She is 73 years old, and if she is able will return with him. . Ashley Ladies Aid Social The Ladies Aid Society of Ashley church will hold an afternoon social next Friday. June 9 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Brown. Picnic supper will be served. Everybody cordially invited to attend.