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10 ADVERTISERS : The circulation Books of the Banner are open to Inspection at Any Tine. An l-al newspaper trJ o psper with ideals. It's fcr and read by all classes. 111 2j 'Belding Bigger and Better" TWENTY-NINTH ii J'ui;( BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 21, 1917. THREE CENTS THE COPY. Lib H"PlT B HMO "BANNER CELOIIIG SCHOOL ' , BOYS RAISE OOdE HOIIEY TUMI OTHERS FOUR HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS SUBSCRIB ED IN TEN MINUTES fielding" High school is the Banner school of the county in raising money for army "Y" work. At a special meeting held in the assembly room Tuesday morning $410.50 was sub scribed by the sixty-five boys in the assembly. Ionia schools stand second in the county with a pledge of $270. Belding has always had the name of doing things right and the pledge of the boys Tuesday morning is another evidence that Belding youths are true Americans. Previous to taking the pledges II. G. Smith, agricultural agent of Kent 'county and special director for rais ing the mcney among the boys of the Grand Rapids district, spoke to the school. He told of the work in other communities and related the condi tions facing the countries of Europe, lie placed his faith in the boys and girls of Michigan, in the fact that they have formed boys and girls' clubs all over the state, for raising potatoes, corn and other crops and also for baking and household work. In all of these cases the boys, or girls, di the work they set out to do. In the drive in the United States for $1, 000,000 to be, raised among the boys of the schools, Michigan is asked for $100,000. This particular district is asked for $23,000. The pledges are made by the boys in sums of $10 and less, and the money is to be earned by the boys and paid within ten weeks. Failing to pay within the specified time the boys are allowed until April 1st to com plete payment. Money solicited (rom parents or from anyone else is not permitted on this pledge. Of the sixty-five boys niaking pledges in the local' schools Tuesday, one pledged $12. Thirty-two pledg ed $10 each and the total was $410.50. Ionia had a total pledge of $270 with fourteen $10 pledges. Lyons $79, four $10; Muir $59, one $10; Pewamo $55.50, one $10; Hubbardston $8.75; Palo $15: Saranac $85, three $10; Clarksville $115, five $10, and Lake Odessa $25. Harvey H. Lowrey, county school commissioner; who was, with Mr. Smith Tuesday, told of unusual suc cess of the Ware school in Boston township. This is fractional district seven of Boston. The one district school raised $83.75. This places it as the most patriotic school for "Y" work in the county. A most friendly spirit prevailed in the meeting of Tuesday morning. Fol lowing the talks the students sang -courtesies to the speakers and to the school authorities. School yells were also given. Belding was the last place' visited in the drive and the only school in the district exceeding it in pledgees Greenville with over $500. F L E FAIR TD EE DECEMBER 13 OVER TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS IN PREMIUMS OFFERED. ANY ONE MAY COMPETE The fourth annual Grange fair will be held in the auditorium at the city hall on December 13, 14 and 15. The Grangers have prepared a complete list of premiums amounting to over two hundred dollars to attract ex hibitors. The complete list is given below. The former fairs given each fall by the grangers have been most com mendable. Each succeeding one eclipsed its immediate pedecessor both in number of exhibits and class cf products shown. Iras year the display is expected to exceed all oth .ers. Anyone may exhibit products and compete for prizes. Thus the Grange fair is really a community fair, in which every man, woman and child should be interested alike. Then, too, no admission fee will be charged, and the doors will even be open one evening to accommodate visitors who cannot come during the day. Take a real interest and boost for the coming Grange fair. Here is the list of frizes: , Rules 1. There will be no charge to enter exhibits or to attend the fair. 2. Everyone is welcome to exhibit or attend. 3. Those exhibiting a specimen of apples will be five specimens of each variety. ' 4. All exhibits shall be grown by exhibitors. If not exhibits shall be barred except canned goods and they shall be canned by exhibitor. 5. All exhibitors of grain must display this year's crop. 0. All fancy work' shall, be the work of the exhibitor. t 7. Embroidering, crocheting, tat ting must be the work of the last year, otherwise the display will be barred.' 8. No age limit to needle work, patch work, cross stitch, knitting or ) quilts. 9. AH exhibits shall be in place by G o'clock p. m., of the first day ex cept baked goods, which "shall be in place by noon of the second day. 10. All entries of collections must be in place by 3 p. m., of the first day of the fair. ' 11. All baked goods must be the handwork of exhibitors. 12. It is understood that all ex hibits remain the property of the ex hibitors. 13. All exhibits must remain until 4 o'clock of the last day of .the fair. 14. All premiums must- be called for before December 25.-4,1 (Continued on Page Eight) BROTHERS VISIT AFTER FORTY YEARS Dr. Alvin Camp was surprised last week to. receive a visit from Aaron Camp, one of his brothers, whom he had not seen in over forty years. In company with another brother, Ephraim Camp, wife and son, Au brey, they motored from their farm near Kalamazoo last Thursday and remained over night at the Camp residence on Harrison avenue. Time has wrought many changes since the brothers separated and the doctor says he would not have known his brother from Adam. The Camp family had a good visit and Alvin and his wife expect to re turn the visit to Kalamazoo county about Christmas time. Both the Camp brothers are very prosperous farmers in that county. ' BIG SUCCESS LAST FRIDAY EVENING LARGE CROWD ASSEMBLED TO WITNESS TOM THUMB CERE MONY. STAGED IN STYLE Much interest was attached to the Tom Thumb wedding so successfully staged at the Central M. E. church last Friday evening. The large au ditorium, the main gallery and choir loft were filled with spectators and a substantial overflow was placed in the Sunday school rooms. The entertainment was put on in real style. Every member of the wedding party was clad in appropri ate costumes. Dignity was evident in all the actions of the little people and the whofo performanee was car ried through by them just as if none were watching. Even the time hon ored first kiss was exemplified by the little groom in a truly cnivalric man ner. Clothed in typical evening dress from head to foot the groomsmen en tered the church pulpit from the study and led by the minister assem bled around the floral altar. Directly the bridal party consisting of the flower girls, ring bearer, bridesmaid and the little bride, Jeanette. French, eminated from the parlor, at the front entrance to the church and marched down the south center aisle. Slow and impressive the procession pro ceeded and very formally assembled at the altar with the other party of little people. Without speaking a word Keith Gildcmeister, the parson, opened his book and apparently propounded the necessary questions to the couple. As he nodded at the conclusion .the pair assented,, with like gestures. . The Ting was presented With due formal ity and the ceremony was completed, except the march, in stately fashion, from the church. Before leaving the altar, however, the groom, Richard Rummler, unquestionably printed the first kiss on the cheek of his new bride. Before the wedding ceremony a very nice musical program wa3 given, which prepared the audience for the solemn occasion to follow. Miss Elizabeth Raynor, musical instructor in the local schools, favored with vocal selections and responded to hearty encores. Miss Mary Under wood and Mis3 Helen JIudson offered a piano duet and were given enthusi astic applause. Duncan Kerr was also heartily applauded at the close of his selections and likewise favored with encores. The "Vnusical program elicited many complimentary re marks from the large audience. The evening's entertainment was put on by the Ladies' Aid, members of the second ward, and the proceeds rrc to be used in helping that body discharge its obligation of the final church debt. The rehearsals were in direct charge of Mrs. A. D. Jenks, to whom much credit is given for the success of the event. The ladies realized a substantial sum from the night's work. HOME GUARD ATTENDED SERVICES IN A BODY Local Company Tendered An Invita tion From Church of Christ. Giv en $7.70 in Collection The local branch of the Michigan state troops, known as the home guard, were invited to a special meet ing at the Church of Christ last Fri day evening. Rev. Hampton, who is here holding a scries of evangelistic meetings, extended the invitation and spoke especially to the men. About thirty members attended under the direction of Captain I. L. Hubbell. At the close of the address a collec tion was taken for the benefit of the home guard and $7.70 was the fig ure reached in the collection. LIEUT. S. C. HILTON . WINS HONORS Stockbridge C. Hilton, formerly of Fremont, but now stationed with the Forty-fourth United States Infantry at Vancouver barracks, Washington, is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hilton and the brother of Miss Marjorie Hil ton of this city. . Lieutenant Hilton is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has many friends throughout the state. Soon after the United States declared war he went to Fort Sheridan and started training. He not onlv received a commission as second lieutenant, but won a silver medal for being an expert rifleman. Harold J. Andrews The Banner ' announced in last week's issue ' the arrival of a little daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews. The item should have read, a son. The, young gentleman is most heartily welcome and his been given tha r.:r.e cf H&rold J. Ar.drcv.?. GRR Thanksgiving Day Proclamation By the Governor Thanksgiving Day is peculiarly an American festival. For generations the American people have observed it. The old New England Thanksgiving Day dates back, as we are told, to 1622; and we still delight hi it:" It is a joyous home-coming for the scattered members of the family. They gather under the old roof-tree to feast and make merry. We go to church and give thanks to Almighty God for all his bless ings and mercies. - Today, we as a nation have to face not only the problem of preserving our own sacred liberties, but of making the world a safe place to live in for the small nation as well as the great. We have gone to war for, this righteous purpose. It is a purpose worthy of our history and our best traditions.. And may we not be thankful for the sturdy manhood and the splendid womanhood that are ready to make the supreme sacrifice for the sake of human rights and human freedom? May God strengthen our arm and increase our courage, and may He keep us constant and steadfast until the victory shall be won. Therefore, I, Albert E. Sleeper, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby join the President of the United States in designating "Thursday, the twenty-ninth day of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer." Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sev enteen, and of the Commonwealth the eighty-first.. By the Governor: ALBERT E. SLEEPER, , Governor. COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN, Secretary of State. " v t:titt:::ny: GLEANER RALLY. MUG TO BELONG WILL MEET TUESDAY AN ALL-DAY SESSION WILL BE HELD IN THE OPERA HOUSE IN AFTERNOON IS PUBLIC An event of particular importance to farmers will be held in the Beld ing opera housenext week, Tuesday, November. 27, when the Gleaners of Belding district 'will meet in a feder ation rally. The meeting will begin in the morning at ten o'clock and con tinue until late at night. An indoor basket luncheon will -be served at noon and also in the even ing. Gleaner members are asked to bring well filled baskets and be as sured a bounteous dinner hour in company with their families and friends. The afternoon session of the rally will be open to the public and should be well attended. Opening the afternoon session will be a selction by an orchestra, fol lowed by an address of welcome by Mayor C. A. Knapp. Guy II. New berry will respond and then the whole assembly will sing the "Gleaner Flag." Miss Lucia Bellamy of Ionia is scheduled for a recital, and Guy R. Newberry for a vocal solo. Addresses will be given by Nathan F. Simpson, manager of the clearing house association and also John Liv ingston, president of the supreme council. Seventeen men, members of the Ada Arbor are to give a military drill especially prepared for the rally. Sixteen girls of the Montcalmv Ar bor are to participate in a pariotic march, and this will be followed by. a comedy and drill, "Lodge at the Old Town Hall." . In the evening degree work will be exemplified by the Palo and Grattan arbors. The meeting of next Tues day will -be a most enjoyable and pro fitable one especially for farmers. There is much that can be done in such gatherings to help the business of farming and marketing. The house should be filled. DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS ENTERTAINED OFFICIALS The Daughters of Veterans receiv ed a visit at their rooms in the G. A, U. hall last Friday night from Mrs. Libbie-Cornell of Bay City, Mrs. Grace VanWinkle and Mrs. Laura Randell of Grand Rapids, official members of the D. of V. Corps of the state. Mrs. Cornell is past deputy and came here for the purpose of in spection. There was a good turnout of; the members to entertain the guests and the meeting was an interesting one. The local corps was highly compli mented for its efficient work by the visiting ladie.. After the work a social hour was indulged in. Ten Thousand Dollars for Stock Forrest Fish and W. C. Spicer load ed three carloads of stock Tuesday for the eastern market. Most of the shipment was cattle. The three car loads brought farmers of the sur rounding country about ten thousand dollars. Shindorf Bros, have also loaeded two cars and paid out over four thousand dollars. Thanksgiving Services The annual union Thanksgiving services will be held in the Church of Christ Thursday evening, November 29 at 7:30. Rev. A. J. Blair will be the speaker. Stores Close Thanksgiving Grocery stores tvill be closed next Thursday, Thanksgiving day. No deliveries will be rr.jtda. M;V;e your purchases cn Yieir.zziiy. t-,', Auction . Carey Nichols has sold his farm in Otisco and will hold an auction sale next Tuesday, November 27. The sale will begin at ten o'clock and con tinue all day with a lunch at noon. A pair of horses, eight cattle, eleven head of hogs, twenty-five chickens, and a large list of farm machinery, feed, and grain will be sold. Mr. Nichols offers good terms and has a good line of stuff to sell. Ambrose Spencer will be the clerk a'.id O. A. Rasmussen the auctioneer. On an-? other page of 'the Banner is Mr. Nichols' auction advertisement. Read it carefully and jr'.i will find some thing you want Hst&K ' ' BIG t FUND DRIVE WAS A HUGE QUOTA OVERSUBSCRIBED FIFTY PER CENT, BUT BELDING AL WAY DOES IT RIGHT "Over the Top, With the Colors," was the slogan of the local committee in the big drive for the $35,000,000 for army and navy "Y" work. And "over the top" indeed went Belding citv in raisine the funds. This citv was allotted $1500, but it became evi- dent in the . early part of the drive that the figure would be reached and even exceeded. ' As still another evidence that Beld- ing does thiners richt. when she sets her heart to the task, the $1500 go'al was boosted to $2000 and still on as the drive progressed. When the pledges were counted it was found that almost $2250 was given to the great cause. Almost without excep tion the people approached subscrib ed willingly and liberally. . LEWIS STONE GOES I KITH II C CCDWIOC InlU Ut O. OtnVlUt i Lewis B. Stone left Saturday for Jackson, where he enlisted a few weeks ago and will soon leave for Camp Dixon, New Jersey. He enlist ed in the 2Gth Corps of Engineers and will have a position as chauffuer in that branch of the service. Mr. Stone has for some time been working in Jackson and finally decid ed to give his service for his country. He is a son of the late L. II. Stone, and came here for a short visit with his relatives before leaving for the cr.mn. , . Our fourth shipment of finished articles for the Red Cross will be sent MIIISML'II from here to headquarters the fust of next week. Will all the ladie having knitted articles please finish, them f time for this shipment if pos- Enthusiasm is prowing in all lines cf work, and we nave a gpod attend- ance from each ward. I Another fine sewing machine has ufen uunaieu iur which we are uianK ful. I The director of knitting in each ward has much to attend to, and if each worker will please come on th j Poultry raisers and everyone that 1s day designated to her ward it would interested in poultry are urged to save some confusion in giving out . note the article in the poultry depart yarn. If you are ill or away on your ; ment this week relative to feeding day we will be pleased to see you the . their flocks. The poultry department next day. at the Michigan Agricultural college Next week we will publish full ac- has made some noteworthy investiga cout cf the number and kind pieces tions in poultry feeding, and the re of y-crk f.r.izhrd by the Beldir.,7 xsx- suit of th;!r work is given in tha iliry. . poultry depart.-;r.i. HIGHWAY ROBBERS CAUGHT III THEID E FRAME-UP SCHEME WAS WORK ED ON C. I). WEST. PAIR AWAITING SENTENCE A daring highway robbery with a frame-up attachment was worked Monday night by a couple of young men who recently" came to the city and took room3 at Preserve Curtis' house. To the officer who arrested them they gave their .names as Jack Butler and Carl Fack. Butler, who claims to be a survivor of the Mis-r sourian which was sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by a submarine last April, came to the city two or three weeks ago and Fack arrived a few days later. Monday Butler approached Clar ence D. West, a young man, who is in the employ of the Pere Marquette; company, looking after the electric bell service at the crossings, and with whom he had struck up a "chummy" acquaintance, invited him to take a walk in the evening and call on a friend. West consented to go and at about half past five o'clock the two started out ostentatiously to make a call. Butler led the way in the dark ness of the evenintr overon Peck's hill and coming to a clump of bushe beyond rrank Sandy's place, out jumped a masked man who thrust a revolver into their faces .telling them in fierce tones to "throw up your hands." Butler's hands went up in a jiffy, so did West's, both trembling like leaves. The thujr went throuirh West's pockets and took his watch, a jack-knife, fountain pen and all of his money, $2.37. Butler stood by plead ing for mercy while the highwayman picked a' ten cent stickpin from his necktie, telling them to "beat it" up the road in double quick time. Butler made an excuse to West that he had an appointment to see a party 'itr ana mai no wouia meei mm at Sparks & Gamber's candy store soon and notify the sheriff of the holdup. liutler didnt show up and it dawn ed upon West that he was the victim of a holdup with a "frame." in it. Nightwatchman Leonard McPher son and Marshall James Meginley were notified arid began an investiga tion which culminated in the arrest of the pair at five o'clock in the morn ing. The officers pulled them out of bed and placed them in jail. After a sharp grilling by Meginley they both acknowledged doing the job aU though Fack denied it at first, but when the watch was found secreted in his room he wilted. ; A complaint for highway robbery , was made against them in Justice Spencer's court and they were taken to jail in Ionia by Deputy Sheriff Mur- ! ray to appear later for sentence In I thf circut court. I West recovered his watch and all of his money except three cents t 1 J " - 1 I IVT " VlTu". T8",ren oul "Vu 3 1 T n K a ii p' J?! tlrhn tvl Jnl IIT' Jftjff" c&? C?AJor roundin UP th case '80 lu,CK,y POULTRY RAISERS AY GET BENEFIT SUDDENLY CALLED WHILE HEREON VISIT , Mrs. Hannah Bates, mother of Miss Anna Bates', teacher of languages in our high school, passed away at the home of Mrs. Milan Demorest Mon day morning, November 19. 'Mrs. Bates had been with a daugh ter in Lansing for several weeks and" had been in quite feeble health. On Friday Miss Anna Bates 'Went to Lansing, returning with her mother Saturday night, hoping that the change might be beneficial, but the end came suddenly Monday morning, just in a quiet going to sleep. Miss Bates has the sympathy of many friends, whom she has made since coming to Belding, in this, her sudden bereavement. The remains were taken to , her home in Charlotte for burial, liveliest of those present. Anj oyster GERIIllH WACO WRITES TO FOSTER MOTHER MRS. M. A. REED HAS ADOPTED BOYS IN KHAKI FOR PERIOD OF THE WAR Mrs. M .A. Reed, during the war, is acting as mother to some of the sold ier boys in the training camps, who do not have near relatives to write to them. A few weeks ago she obtained the name and address of a deserving boy in Waco and immediately wrote him. The boy had no sooner receiv ed the letter than he answered it, giv ing Mrs. Reed a pretty complete idea of himself. The boy is a German lad and is contemplating a fight with ar mies in w(hich a brother is fighting. Here is the boy's letter to Mrs. Reed: Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, November 5, 1917. Dearest mother: Your most welcome letter received and many thanks for the same. You surely are a nice little mother to write to a lonely soldier boy and I will be more than- glad to be adopted. I am only nineteen years old and have been in the service two years and have just received a promotion to corporal. You ask if I have a sweat er, scarf and mittens. No, mother, I am sorry to say I have not, although I see many of the boys have them and appreciate them very much. They certainly are nice, for in the morn ing here it surely is cold. I used to work in Greenville, con sequently I have been in Belding and I wish to say she surely is some town, and I am only too glad to have a mother there. I'll surely send you my picture soon so you can see what your, new, n. loql-f- like.-- Sorae.day I hope to see you.'" -r, , 1 I am grateful to Russell for re commending me to you as worthy to be adopted. I am sorry to say I am not much of a letter writer, but you are not the only one that gets cheated. Lverybody does. My home was in - Germany. My mother died in the spring from sor row; my sister died as a Red Cross nurse; my brother-in-law was killed in battle; my brother is in the Ger man army, and I am against him in the American army. I could not lis ten to my mother's prayer she wanted me to come back, but I could not. I will not desert America be cause she is the greatest country on earth. I'll fight for her although it may mean brother against brother. I have been in America four years. I never went to school here, but the American people are only too willing to help me along with reading and vriting. I love America and the German people, but never the Ger man government and the tyrannical system under which . the country exists. . I'll close now, trusting to hear from you soon aeain. I remain. Your soldjer boy. Corporal James Peterson. " P. S. Yes, you may publish this letter if you wish to. It is all the God's truth. If you do, please send me a copy. Merrill Nash Takes Bride At hifrh noon, November 14, at the home of her sister, in Edmore, Miss Roba Jennings of Stanton and Mr. Merrill Nash of Belding were united in marriage. The bride and groom were attended by James Taylor and Miss Julia' Ruper. the only guests in attendance beside their parents And Miss Jennings' Grandmother, Rev. Jnrman of Greenville spoke the u'onN that made them man and wife. The hapnv couple left for a short trin to Grand "Ledge and Lansing and will soon he a home to their manv friends on their f irm, purchased of J. Knud sen. : ..'. : Children 'Day at School Tuesday. November 27th has been set aside' by the Hospital Guild as children's day. Now here is a plan which the ladies are- very muchm in hones may be carried out. Each child or pupil is requested to bring to school t on the above date an anple or potato. Baskets will be pro vided in your respective rooms and the board is especially anxious that each one does his bit. The collec tions of vegetables will go to increase the winter's supply at the local hos pital. Now, DONT FORGET THE DATE NOVEMBER 27. Dancers Attention Don't fortret the big Thanksgiving night dancing partv to be given at Crawford's hall on Thursday evening, November 29 by Hale's eight-piece concert and dance orchestra. A cor dial invitation is, extended to all. Dancing 9 to 2. Advertisement. The 7. C. T. 11. will meet Friday afternoon with Mrs. W. A. Biss. A patriotic meeting. Leader, Mrs. J. F. Pinkham. According to a basebatl crank the rein falls tlike vpen tha Just end. the LEE II. BIERCE SIS Bills SHOULD ADVERTISE HUES ADDRESS BEFORE GREENVILLE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION SUITABLE FOR OUR CITY Under the heading, "Unpatriotic Get Their Bumps", the Greenville In dependent last week told of the suc cessful meeting of the Development association of that city; Lee H. Bierce of the Grand Rapids Associa tion of Commerce, was the principal speaker. He told the members of the Greenville organization some inter esting things and his address there would have been equally as well tim ed in Belding or any other Western Michigan city. In telling of Mr. Bierce's address the Independent said: "Mr. Bierce made it plain to every one that he represented no petty grafting ambition of anyone in Grand Rapids. That he represented the banks, the wholesalers and retailers, the big manufacturing industries, in fact eighty-two per cent of Grand Rapids' business interests, and still, with all that, he advised Greenville people to buy everything. they, could buy right here in Greeville. Of course what can't be bought here he wants bought in Grand Rapids, but saya 'look advertised stocks in Green ville over first.' The success of busi ness institutions of Grand Rapids de pends upon the prosperity of West ern Michigan. The whole west part of the state must rise or fall togeth er, therefore Grand Rapids was in terested in our progress and prosper ity. He called attention to the large circulation of the Grand Rapids pap ers in Greenville carrying advertise ments of Grand Rapids merchants. He claimed the only way to offset this was for our home merchants to ad vertise their stores and wares. He said: 'What is worth selling is worth telling. Don't wait until you have to advertise your business for sale to learn of the benefits to be derived from advertising. Advertising makes money grow where only moss grew before. It plants the seed of pros perity in the untilled land of oppor tunity and -it garners a harvest of wealth for the farsighted and enter prising Mr. Bierce said the success of commercial organizations should not be measured by the number of factories it succeeds in 'landing, but by its general work and the success ful enterprises it secures. 'Our cky is what we make it. If the streets are not paved it's because we don't want them paved. It we really want ed it we would have it' A commun ity is no better than the reads about it and farmers can not be expected to come to the city when the roads are impassable. Trad at- hart!?. : pay cash and carry away is his motto for a successful community. He warned the advertiser to be honest with his customers; to make no claims he was not prepared to .fulfill. He denounced programs and advertising booklets distributed from house to house as expensive, unproductive and unprofit able advertising." Pleasantly Entertained Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Smith enter tained a group of young ladies at their farm home last Saturday. Mrs. Smith served a fine chicken pie din ner at noon. The young ladies re port Mrs. Smith as some cook. The afternocfn was spent taking pic tures and riding around the farm. Those present were: Misses Nina Menor, Pearl Mandeville, Austa Nix on, Libbie Osvvorth, Blanche Jenks, Beth Bristol, Winnie Bakeman. Gladys Cook, Glenna Cook, Ethel Pickard, Maude Fitzjohn, Veva Man deville, Mildred Shores, Ada Snow, and " Mrs. Pickard, all of Belding. OIT For Camp Custer Bclding's honor roll of young men to 'answer the draff call last week left Sunday by automobile for Ionia and were present at the first roll call at two o'clock in the courthouse. They were notified by Clerk G. W. Moulton that those who desired would be accommodated at Bowerman's res taurant and that every man must be present at 6:15 o'clock Monday morn ing ready lor the train to Camp Cus ter. The boys were: Francis Magin. Elgie Gould, Faye Clark, C. H. Bash ford. Howard Ferguson and George W. Pellett. Supper and Fair Fine Success The ch'ickcn pic supper and fair at the sh!ey church last Friday night was a grand success, ' The receipts were over $200.00. The night was ideal for the occa sion and the whole surrounding countryside was represented. There were about forty Bcldir.g people present. The ladies certainly deserve praise for the way they handled the crowd. Everyone was served promptly and all enjoyed the evening immensMy. Apples sold the highest at Ashley of any place around the couitry so' far this year. Evening Birthday Tar: The home of Mrs. Martin Post in Orleans was the scene of a very pleas ant occasion Monday evening when five auto loads of relatives from Orange invaded the residence. It was Mrs. Post's birthday and al so the birthday of her sister, Mrs. C. J. Wolverton. The company were in the best of spirits and the ' social greetings were such as only near and dear relatives and friends can enter into and enjoy in fullest measure. Among the guests was Mrs. Post's mother, Mrs. Caroline Hinds, eighty six years old, who was one of the liveliest of those present. An ayster supper with other delicacies, was served. F. & A. M. Communication Special communication of Belding Lodge No. 355 F. A A. M. next Wed nesday ewnjrig, November 28, for work in the Mfi degree. All broth era requcntcj itb tTtzznt. Vz: I.::rs. Y7. I!.