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The circulation Books I jj : of the Banner are open to pllt ,, Inspection at Any Time. , w rvrTT TT TT BELBliNG BANNER An ideal newspaper and a paper with ideals. It's for and read by all classes. U 11 il r&ry "IIeldir.7 Eigger and Better" TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 10. BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 1, 1917. THREE CENTS THE COIY. :::::;nr::::K:x::tr::::::n::n::::n:n:;nt::::n JI JUL iitttt i FISH! CLUB HELD iL OU PLENTY OF FISH PREPARED BY CHEF VM. ORSER ANNUAL BALL GAME WAS STAGED The annual Bricker-Hamman Fish ing club picnic and outing at Long Lake is again history. The big event was held Tuesday with a good attend ance. Skeptics asserted before the dinner hour that there would be a shortage of fish, but many baskets returned home containing enough fish to appease the appetites of their owners for several meals. No one left tht tables hungry and good things went begging for someone to cat them. Chef Orser was at his best and with his capable first assistant, , Henry Friedly, prepared the fish with rare ability. Lemonade, made in a tub, and stirred with a stick, held first place as a beverage and would have been exterminated, but for the elev enth hour aid of Mrs. Hattie Fisk, who prepared a second batch. Henry Patterson and Forrest Fish, the heavyweights of the crowd, John Arnwine and Dr. Stanton being bar red, delighted the crowd during the dinner hour with acrobatic stunts on the horizontal bar. Several of the younger and more spare-built fellows attempted exhibition work but were outclassed. The nearest approach to fame was Chas: O'Bryon, who almost "chinned" the bar twice. In a fast five-inning ball game be tween Bricker and Hamman sides, Hamman won by a score of 18 to 24. Bricker was supported by Don Pil kinton, G. A. Stanton,. H. Patterson, Earl French, O. J. Barker, Wilbur Wilson, antl C. H. Dilday. Hamman had -as co-winners of the laurels Chas. Madden, H. Friedly, Lyle Sim mons, Will Ward, Adelbert Stanton and Forrest Fish. Frank Harlan was umpire and kept both arms swinging to drive back the fans who disagreed with his decisions. Bricker says he would sure have won if Lee Cusser had been there to slide base. Truly, the big picnic was a suc cess in every way, and was thor oughly enjoyed by everyone. BUILDING AND LOAN SERIES MATURED Series number forty-seven of the Belding Building and Loan Associa tion stock matured August 1, and $11,400 is being paid out this week to shareholders in cash and matured loans by Secretary George E. Wag ner and Treasurer W. L. Cusser; $3,591 of this sum represents profits. The holders of shares in this series are: Carrie A. Dellart of Detroit, $000; Ida E. Brown of Pasadena, California, $1000; Louise- T. Scheidt, $000; Albert S. Brown, $400; J. Ed gar Stanton, $2000; G. E. Wagner, $1000; G. F. Smith, $500; J. B. Arn wine, $1000; Smith Stanton, $1000; B. F. Tower. $2000; Arthur B. Foss, $1S00. Total, $11,400. Series from 1 to 47 inclusive have been matured and series No. 93 is now open to subscribers. The Loan Association offers a splendid opportunity for a good investment or to pay for a home. Many people have paid for their homes thrOuph the association on easy monthly payments. The asso ciation is a mutual institution. Every shareholder i3 a stockholder, shar ing in all of thc profit3. This is the reason the association is able to pay such good profits to investors, and at the same time offers very liberal terms to borrowers. Teachers Examination The August teachers' examination for all grades will be held at the courthouse, Ionia, on Thursday, Fri day and Saturday, August 9, 10 and XX DR. MARTIN HARDIN. "America and the World To-morrow" will be his subject at the Chau tauqua next Monday night, August 6. Martin makes many vital points rela tive to the present world conflict and America's part in shaping civilization. He is chairman of the peace commit tee of the Federated ( Churches of Chicago. MRS. S. L. M'CLELLAN RURAL MAIL CARRIER Mrs. S. L. McCIellan returned to Greenville Friday, having just come from Battle Creek, where in com pany with Mr. and Mrs. Mert Eaves she had been to attend the convention of rural mail carriers, held there last week. Mrs. McCIellan has ' carried the mail on Route 2 from Greenville for the past thirteen years, making the thirty-mile drive every week day, rain or shine. She is one of the few lady mail carriers on rural routes in the state, who has made good and stuck to the job. She likes the work and evidently the outdoor life agrees with her for she looks healthy, is jolly and good natured. Mrs. McCIellan enjoyed the meet ing in Battle Creek and the auto ride there and back with Mr. and Mrs. Eaves. Mrs. McCIellan was elected state delegate to the next national convention to be held in Kansas City, Missouri. . HEWS RECEIVED FROM CLARENCE G. BAILEY SOMEWHERE III FRANCE Mail begins to arrive from the boys in France, but all letters are censor ed and the place from where they are written is not known. Mr. and Mrs. C. G Bailey received four letters all in a bunch this week from their son, Clarence, who was one of the first of the boys to set foot on the foreign shore. Each letter as well as the envelope bore the O. -K. mark of the eagle eye of the man who looks them over before being sealed. Clarence write on stationery fur nished by the Y. M. C. A. in their tent and heads all his letters "Some where in France." He says he is well and had great fun on the Fourth of July swimming in French waters. The boys of the company take long hikes on drill to get their feet well hardened. He says he likes to get letters from home with all the news as they only occasionally get a paper. Packages get to their destination but it is of little use to send anything in the line og goods or candy that will spoil. He wants to be remem bered to all his friends and to let them know that his address is: "Pri vate Clarence C. ailey, Co. IL, 28th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces." L.SALZMAN MEETS PRE MATURE DEATH BY FALL Word was received here Tuesday morning by Albert and Herman Salz man of' the death of their father, Louis F. Salzman, fifty-five, of Grand Rapids. Salzman ran a tailor shop in Grand Rapids and had a habit of working in the basement on hot days. Across the basement stairs was a beam and. when climbing the stairs it is supposed he accidently fell back onto the beam striking his head,' the injury from which cost him his life within a. few hours. Mr. Salzman was alone in the building at the time and it is supposed scrambled up the stairs to the telephone and called the police department for help. Albert and Herman Salzman went to Grand Rapids Tuesday and brought the body back to Belding, where fun eral services will be held Thursday. Mr. Salzman, with his family, came to Belding eighteen months ago from England. Being tailors they opened a shop here and quickly built up a dependable trade. Later the father purchased the brand Kapids labor ing company and was in charge of it at the time of his death. Besides the two sons mentioned the deceased leaves a wife, two daughters, Mary and Doris, a son, Louis, in the Eng lish army and Charles in the English navy; a brother, William Salzman of Rockford and two close friends, Em ma Hartley and Alice Waghorn who came to America with the family. Mr. Salzman was a Lutheran and a close friend of Rev. Botch of Grant! Rapids. "He had been in poor health for several months. Mr. Salzman was well liked in Belding and Grand Rapids and had made many fast friends since com ing to America. The sudden death was a distinct shock to the family and friends. . v WILL DEMONSTRATE COLD PACK CANNING Miss Edna Nummer. who recently returned from the Michigan Agricul tural college, where she took a short course and investigated the cold pack method of canning, will give a free demonstration to the ladies who are interested, in the city hall at 1:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon of this week. Every housewife who wants to "do her bit" , to down the kaiser, must can her own vegetables, instead of buying them, as nearly all the tin can products must be conserved to feed our soldiers and the allies. Ev ery lady in the city is invited. Fogleman May Talk at Luncheon Arrangements are being made to have H. L. Fogleman. the wizard of business, who speaks here next Tues day on the Redpath Chautauqua, give a special talk at a noon luncheon of the board of commerce. Further an nouncement of the special talk will be given from the chautauqua platform. Bigger, better, more elaborate and popular than any program of its kind ever attempted before, this year's Seven Redpath Festal Days and Gala Nights fairly bristle with compelling interest, without the least deviation from the high standard which; has made the name Redpath famous' for fifty years. . 1 The big tent will soon be erected on the grass and the sounds of cheers and handclapping will fill the air at every gathering of the week. People from all sections of the city will be present. Surrounding towns will be represented, and friends will linger under the giant canvas to greet each other and talk over the feast of good things they are enjoying. No one can afford to miss so rare a treat. The playground worker, MissVanSyke will please both the kiddies and their mothers. The Community singing and moving pictures will delight both old and youns alike. This is a program which none should miss. People who cannot go away from home or to college owe it to themselves to attend this big program and get posted on the live issues of the day. It adds culture and refinement too. v Get your tickets of the guarantors or special ticket sellers before next Monday. The list of ticket sellers appears elsewhere in the Banner. Pleasantly Entertained Miss Mary Emily Ranney enter tained a company of young ladies at the Ranney farm home on the north side Monday afternoon in honor of Miss Gertrude Hardy of Big Rapids, who was visiting Miss . Esther Miller in Greenville. Cards and visiting was the amuse ment for the afternoon.' Miss Esther Miller carried off the honors. Light refreshments were served on their spacious lawn by little Ruth Ranney. The guests were: Miss Gertrude Hardy of Big Rapids, Miss Esther Miller t)f Greenville, Misses Velma and Selma Litle, Misses Ruth and Marion Edwards, Miss Louise Lam bertson. Miss Esther Pinkham, Miss Helen Cota and Miss Helen Lapham. 0. E. REHMEYER WILL -BE SUPERINTENDENT Belding is .particularly fortunate in securing O. L. Behmeyer as superin tendent of the Redpath Chautauqua this year. Mr. Behmeyer in the general superintendent of the Seven Day Circuits. He is a man of real culture and refinement He has tried and found most able in chautauqua work. His introduction of speakers and attractions is brief and pungent. The audience does not tire of him and from the beginning are drawn to him as a true, congenial friend. Reserving due credit to all former superintendents Mr. Behmeyer is re puted to be equal to his task in every way. Belding people will like him. OfT For Camp Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Packard and Miss Lena Sandy left Tuesday for Manton to attend the annual state camp meeting and conference of the Free Methodist church. These annual gatherings are very largely attended and are held in a beautiful grove near the town. A large number from thex local church, including Rev. J. Fred Iulg, and family, will go from here before it close of the sessions. The meet ings will last two weeks. Redpath Chautauqua Belding, August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13th. Seven Days of Splendid Entertainment Children's Hour, 9 a. m. with Famous Children's Worker, Irene Van Dyke. Community Singing Led by an expert worker. Concerts by Bohemian Orchestra, Beulah Buck Ladies Quartette, Oratorio Artists, Spanish Cellists, Sala Trio, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co. : Two Grand Concerts by Creatore 's Famous . Band. Lectures by America's Best Platform Speakers. Season Tickets-Adults $2.50 up to Aug. 6. After that date $3.00 Season Tickets-Children under 12, $1.25 up to Aug. 6, After that Date $1.50. Postively no Reduction- on Price of Tickets. See List of Sellers. ' BOY SCOUTS FROM LAKE ODESSA TO COME HERE Sixty Boys Will Give Exhibition Drills and Visit Local Mills Mayor Knapp received vorif from Ed. D. Torey, Boy Scout master of Lake Odessa, that .be with his boys of Troop No. 2 and accompanied . by the boys of the newly organized div ision of Troop No. 1 of Sunfield, would be in Belding on one of their over night hikes , next Thursday morning about ten o'clock. Torey will have about sixty boys in his crowd and will give some demonstra tion drills on the streets or on the parade grounds. Mayor Knapp has arranged to have the boys .visit a couple of the local mills and also make a trip through the city.' Mr. Torey is one of the enthusias tic boy scout workers of the county and puts a lot of enthuiasm into the work. He is a leader in some of the Y. M. C. A. work going on at Camp Pretoleach at Long Lake this week. ENJOYED TURTLE SUP" . PER AT WA BASIS CLUB Last Thursday evening fifty memb ers and guests of the Wabasis club indulged in a turtle supper served by Mrs. Manuel Main, who is the chef there again this season. With the other delicacies that went with the meal the feast was one of the best ever served there and so delighted the epicurean tastes of the visitors that they are still talking about the elegant and bounteous feast enjoyed. Was Buried in Lakeview Mrs. Horace Robinson has returned from Lakeview and is the guest of Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw. Mrs. Robin son was called there to bury her husband, who died in Traverse City one day last week and hi3 remains were brought to the old home ceme tery for interment. Have Fine Daughter Her grandparents were very much pleased to receive the following mes sage last week from Chicago: "Born, on July 26, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Washburn, of 654G Kenwood avenue, Chicago 111. The young lady is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Washburn. Poultrymen Can Profit Poultrymen can add substantially to the Income of their flocks by fol lowing the suggestions made in the Poultry department of the Banner this week. Weekly reading of the departments mean money to farmers, fruit growers and poultry raisers. Get the habit of reading them each week. HAS ADDED AMBULANCE TQ0 HIS BUSINESS Charles R. Foster has added in con nection with his undertaking business a fine ambulance for service in case of sudden accident or severe illness when patients have to bo removed from homes or hospitals or from places of accidents uickly and comfortably. The limousine is large and sanitary and quipped with an adjustable cot which can be tilted to a comfortable position for the patient quickly and a seat at the side for an attendant. The outfit is certainly a valuable addition. Mrs. Emma Brantner of Rockford has been the guest of Mrs. Caroline Gais thte week. Mirs. Brantner is t an old friend of Mrs. Gais. She was 1 formerly Emma Blakcley, a daugh ter of Dr. Russell L. Blakeley, one of the pioneer physicians of . northern Kent county. . Ice Cream Social There will bo an ice cream social at the G. A. R. hall next Thursday evening, August 2, under the aus pices of the Sons of Veterans and Daughters of Veterans. Everybody come. Adv. Committee. MEW STONE ENTRANCE TO RIVERSIDE PARK Ernest Shawley is building some new stone pillars at the entrance of the city park, following blueprints prepared for the improvement. He will complete the work within a few days. The two posts, one standing on each side of the entrance near the East Main street , bridge, will be of as sorted field stone. They will be over seven feet in height and will have symetrical forms. Lights will be mounted on their tops. Above the entrance a large sign will be pro vided bearing the name "Riverside Park." The addition will be of particular advantage to strangers passing through the city, as many of them are misdirected and are compelled to de tour. It will also be a worthy adorn ment to the park. Superintendent II. J. Leonard of the park board is per sonally looking after the work. AUTO TUlSlRTLE OCCUPANTS ESCAPE AS M E The farmers living in the near vic inity of Henry Werner's corners on the Greenville road, just west of this city, were aroused at a very eaily hour Tuesday morning . when they heard a terrible crash and shortly af terwards saw flames issuing from an automobile vhich had gone into the ditch at the corners. Dell Smith and Leo Richmond were the first to arrive on the scene of the accident, followed by their neighbors, Mr. Updike and Mr. Werner at about two o'clock. The car was lying on its side and would undoubtedly have turned com pletely over when the crash came, had it not been for the wire fencing, bill boards and trees which it fell against. The occupants of the car had managed to escape serious in jury and left it to its own destruction, walking 'down the road in the dark ness toward Belding. The machine made a hot fire, bill boards and fence posts were consum ed and three of Mr. Updike'3 fine valnut tress badly damaged, ifr.ot tctally ruined. The machine finally collapsed entirely, falling in a heap oi junK. . The occupants of the car, a young man and lady, hailed Dr. Pinkham and Preserve Curtis, who were out for an early fishing trip to W-ib.si3 Lake, and prevailed upon the doctor to take' them to Greenville. Th5 young man said his name was rown and that he lived in Lansing, and also claimed that the young lady was, his sister from Greenville. Brown sustained only a slight cut on the back of his hand and the lady did not seem- any the worse for the mixup. The couple evidently lost their wraps as he was minus a coat and she had no hat nor wrap. Her coat, a blue one, was mostly burned up in the wreck. j The car, a Reo six, had torn up the ground and skidded when rounding ' the corner and had evidently been ! running at a high rate of speed. How j it was possible for the passengers to escape death is a mystery to the hundreds of people who were ab-' traeted to the spot, some with cam-j eras and many carried away souven- I irs. It developed during the day that ! the car belonged to Mrs. Sam Ho-. garth of Langston and was being run I by her son, r red Bnggs, who left Greenville in the night after the cir cus and said he was going to drive to Grand Rapids. The young man, who is about twenty years old, returned to the wreck in the morning and took away what was left of the head lights and the car number which was 28595. In the afternoon he returned again ' with Will Hoyd, the junk dealer, and gave him the remains for carting them away. " It is said the young man comes from a wealthy and influential family. In the loss of his trees Mr. Up dike suffers considerable damage, J which will likely be adjusted. MAURICE REED CALLED , TO MOTHER'S FUNERAL Maurice A. "Reed left Monday for Lockport, Illinois, having received a message announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. Nancy Reed, who died Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, aged, eighty-three years. t . Her husband, Henry Reed, died about ten years ago, sine which time she has been living with her youngest son on the old farm home stead, located about two miles from Lockport. Mr. Reed made his mother a short visit about a month ago. The deceased was one of the honot ed pioneers of that community and leaves four aons and one daughter. Henry Scott 81 Years Old Henry Scott was eighty-four years old last Sunday and thirty-one of his children and grandchildren were pres ent at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Sears, with whom he is resid ing, for a family reunion in his honor. -The occasion was a pleasant one and Mr. Scott was remembered with some money as a gift. Among those present were: Will Scott and five boys from Stan wood; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parker and four children of Clarksville; besides rel atives from Lowell, Alton and Mose ley. Frank Sears, " from Lansing, unfortunately missed his train ana was not here. BURNS ROBERT BO 1 WILL TELL OF HIS REGENT WAR TRIP HAS THRILLING EXPERIENCE WHILE DRIVING AUTO AM BULANCE BEFORE VERDUN (By Ford Hicks) Robert Bowman, who speaks at the Big Seven-Day Redpath Chautauqua, which begins Monday, concerning his experiences on the French front at Verdun tells an interesting story of General Joffre who recently visited this country. "When the happy time comes that this war is finally over,' Mr. Bowman says General Joffra said to him, "all I want to do is to get on one of our canal boats and ride and smoke and smoke and ride and forget all about war. I shall be so glad not to think about war any more." Mr, Bowman also tells a thrilling auto story. As he was driving an auto ambulance before Verdun, one of the front wheels was blown off by shell fire. While he was attempting to make repairs the other front wheels suffered a like fate, but luckily Bowman himself esceaped in jury. Later the ambulance was jack ed up, hitched to a motor truck and drawn awav unharmed exeent far tht loss of two wheels. Mr. Bowman tells, too, of an am bulance drive on which two compan ions, sitting on either side of him, were both killed by an exploding shell while he escaped without a scratch. For eighteen months Bowman ser ved oh the firing line in ambulance corps. For conspicious bravery in bringing in the dead and the wounded under fire for thirty-two hours he was given the Cross of War, with a gold star, by the French government. This is the greatest honor yet grant ed by the French government to a foreign non-combatant. The decora- uvn was curuerreu upon iir. iow man by General Mangin, who won fame in recapturing Beaufort from the Germans. Ten thousand troops witnessed the ceremony, which took, place in the city of Paris. son of a Chicago business man.' He has given notice of his intention to enter the war in the service of the United States just as soon as a trans fer can be arranged. HUGO FALES IS ON , HIS WAY TO FRANCE ' Hugo Fales, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Fales, left Wednesday for New York, where he -will finish his preparations for departure to France. On arrival there-Mr. Fales will take a position in the ambulance corps as a driver. It is said that this is a part of the war that takes money as well as brav ery and it costs in the neighborhood of $400 dollars for a man to outfit himself for the work. Mr. and Mrs. Fales accompanied him to Grand Rapids in the Fales au to, where he took the train for the cast, after bidding his family and friends farewell. Fruit Growers Should Read Farmers and fruit growers should take special note of the Farm and Orchard department of the Banner this week. Some vital matters relat ing to the orchards of thi3 section of the state is treated by one of the state oflicials. ' Reading the article may mean dollars to you at harvest time this fall. F. & A. M. Communication Regular communication of Belding Lodge No. 355 F. & A. M. next Mon day night, August 6. Fred Rodgers, W. M. H. L. FOGLEMAN. . The "Catling Gun speaker of Tuesday night's chautauqua. Foele man's lecture on right living and food conservation is guaranteed to save every family which heeds his instruc tion from 20 to 25 per cent in living expenses. Tuesday will bo "Effici ency Day" in Belding. Fogleman will teach our 'citizens how to conserve their foods, resources and energy. Ill , 1. ( . . A -jy-- . . - , v - - ; i - y i .