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TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 52.
BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 22, 1918.
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VERY FITTIHG EVENT
FOUR PATRIOTIC ORDERS. CIVIL
IANS. SCHOOL CHILDREN TO
TAKE TART IN EXERCISES.
Headquarters Dan S. Root Post, No.
72G, G. A. R., Belding, Mich., May
The four patriotic orders of Beld
ing will observe 'Memorial Sunday,
May 26 by attending the morning ser
vice at the Baptist church. They will
assemble at the G. A. R. hall at 9:30
a. m. and march to the churchy All
soldier, sailors and marines are in
vited to join with us in this Memor
ial Sunday service.
The G. A. R. post, the Woman's Re
lief corps, the Camp of the Sons of
'Veterans, and tho ten of the Daugh
ters of Veterans will assemble at the
G. A. R. hall at 9 o'clock sharp Thurs
day a. m.t May 30. and march to the
Bridge street bridge where the" W.
R. C. will give their ritualistic water
service in honor of the soldiers, sail
ors and marines buried at sea.
Order of Parade.
School pupils in column of fours,
carrying flags, under charge of Supt.
Langston and their teachers.
Civic bodies, lodges and patriotic
Ladies of the Red Cross.
Camp Fire Girls.
' Belding Guards.
Sons of Veterans.
G. A. R. post.
Daughters of Veterans.
W. R. C.
After the water service they will
march in the same order to the Bap
tist church where the school pupils
will be dismissed.
Program at the Church.
Music by the high school, directed
by Miss Elizabeth Raynor.
1. High school orchestra. ',March
2. Invocation. Rev. Biss.
3. Reading of Gen. John A. Lo
gan's celebrated Order No. 11 of May
5, 1886 establishing Memorial day
for all time, Supt. Langston.
4. Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg
address J. M. Langston. S. O. V.
5. High school chorus, "One Land
6. Recitation, "The Slacker," Wm.
Shepard, Son of Veteran.
7. -Recitation, "The PflgrimV,
. 8. Recitation, Mrs. Nellie Phillips,
Daughter of Veterans..
9. Recitation, "Union and Liberty
James Johnson, high school.
10. Recitation, Miss Maude Cowles,
Daughter of veterans.
11 High school chorus, American
12. Recitation, Clifton Greene, Sons
13 Recitation, . "A Tribute," Miss
Gladys Bums, high school.
14. -The Veteran and His Grand
son," A. M. Eaves, Sons of Veterans.
15. Recitation, "March of the
Grand Army," Miss Gayla Pcnton,
16 "The Little Bronze Button,"
Miss Anna Torent, Daughters of Vet
erans. 17 Recitation, Mrs. Ada Fowler,
Daughter of Veterans.
18. Recithtion, "What Did the
French Do?" Will Malone, Sons of
19. High school orchestra, ''The
19. High school chorus, "America,"
20. Benediction, Wm. II. . Eckler,
All soldiers, sailors, marines and
members of the above named orders,
the mayor, city council and all civic
bodies and fraternal citizens are cor
dially invited to ioin with us in as
sembly at the G. A. R. hall, make the
march and attend the services in this
most fitting and patriotic observance
of Memorial day. Immediately after
the close of the service at the church
the post, corps, Camp of the Sons of
Veterans and Tent of the Daughters of
Veterans will proceed by autos to the
cemetery at Cook's Corners at 12:30
for the regular G. A. R. cemetery
Then to Smyrna where dinner will
be served by the Lady Maccabees. Then
to the Smyrna cemetery for the G. A.
R. service and a brief program by
the school pupNs a'J 230. They
will then proced to the River R'dge
cemetery for their service at 3:30, then
to tho old Belding cemetery for dec
oration and dismissal.
Every citizen should put forth every
effort to aid with their presence in
observing this one day set apart to be
kept sacred to the nation's dead as
well as our own.
Bring flowers and wreaths for ev
ery grave. Kindly furnish your
auto with a chaffeur for the post, the
corps, the Sons of Veterans and the
Daughters of Veterans from the Bap
tist church at 11:30 to the several
cemeteries and return.
At your earliest convenience please
report the use of your auto to Elmer
C. Wise or Will Malone, committee on
transportation. You will remember
with pride every effort you have made
to make this one day full of loving
and patriotic devotion.
Frank R. Chase.
W. R. Olds,
Chas. Friedman l;i Service.
Abo Friedman, proprietor of the
Metropolitan store, received word last
week that his son, Charles, who has
been working at Rhinelander, Wis.,
for some time past had enlisted in the
naval militia and was now stationed at
the Great Lakes training station tak
ing up a course in wireless telegraphy.
Charles is well known hero and his
many friends will be proud of his
Mrs. M. E. Weter has been very ill
this week but this Wednesday morn
ing is a little more comfortable.
Organized R. C. Auxiliary.
Twenty-fiveof the ladies of the Mir
iam section met at the home of Mrs.
Frank Kemp Wednesday afternoon
and organized a Miriam branch of the
Red Cross. Mrs. Peter Kohn and
Mrs. Earl Norton of Bartonville were
present and explained the work to be
done by the Red Cross society. Offi
cers were elected as follows: Presi
dent, Miss Mary Gundolf; vice presi
dent. Miss Lillian Laux; secretary.
Mamie Gasper, The meeting this
weeK is oeingneia at me nome 01
Mrs. Albert Laux this afternoon.
. North Keene ladies also met at the
homo of Mrs. John Scheidt Tuesday
and effected an organization of the
Red Cross. MrsL Lon Hunter of
Keene explained the work and Mrs. A.
D. Gibson was elected president. The
next meeting will be at the home of
Mrs. Peter Ritterstorf.
Hubbardston Appreciates Red Cross
The members of St. John's Catholic
church of Hubbardston opened the Red
Cross drive on Sunday morning after
mass and in lessxthan erne hour $1,250
was donated. This sum more than
triples the quota of $400 allotted, to
this whole township. The drive will
continue all this week.
Is In Rest Billets Now. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Bailey of
the Banner-News force are in receipt
of a letter from their son, Corporal
Clarence G. Bailey, in France, to the
effect that he was at the time of writ
ing in rest billets after severe and
hard fighting in the trenches. Doubt
less Clarence has been over the top
many times since he lct here over a
PI. STUMP WRITES
- OF JOKE Oil BOYS
John C. Stump, who left here a few
weeks ago for service, writes the fol
lowing: Radio Mechanic Detachment,
13th Service Company,
Camp Alfred Vail,
Little Silver, N. J., May 16, 1918.
Belding News-Banner and Friends:
After three weeks in the army I
find there is not much show of getting
across tine pond.
I passed all examinations at Grand
Rapids and Columbus, Ohio, and was
then dressed in the uniform which
I think a great deal of and after a
few days I was sent to Fort Wood.
New York and as we supposed were'
to go across but only part of us were
able to pass the examination at the
fort. I was turned down on my teeth,
eyes and throat, but they found a job
for me though it only lasts 13 weeks
at the school of the Radio Mechanics
or in other words the wireless section
of the Signal corps in which I am in
as a pnoiograpner. . uut l am now
acting as orderly for our lieutenant
which is very easy and I spend most
of my time writing letters when
have letters to write as I have a fine
desk with paper and all furnished.
I am on duty one day and the next
day I take it easy.
I have not had to drill since. I got
I must tell you the little joke thev
played on us at Fort Wood.
We were at drill when our first
sergeant called on 24 of us by name
and gave us orders to pack our bar
racks bags and turn in our cots as
they had done with the boys for over
seas and we all went on the run for
he said our Tboat would soon be ready
and we all thought it was over-seas for
us and we were giving some of the
other boys the laugh. We got our
boat all right hut were landed in Jer
sey City and took the train here. We
found our overseas was over land and
the laugh was on us instead of the
boys we were laughing at.
It is nothing here to see from two
to four airplanes in tho air at once
and we can see them most any time we
look up so it makes a fellow get used
to it but they make an awful noise.
There are two bedrooms in the build
ing where I sleep and each room holds
75 men and most of them are anxious
to go across but I tell you they all
have some studying to do for each
one must pass a government test,
which is none too light. I have
seen quite a few sight; one thingin
particular. I met a number of
French soldiers whom are known as
the "Blue Devils" and I had the pleas
ure and Honor of going up the statue
of Uiberty with these heroes. I call
them heroes for they proved it by
their scars which were numerous.
The statue of Liberty is between
300 and 400 feet high; some say 350,
some say 355 but when a man gets
to the top of the arm and goes out
upon the torch and looks down, he
doesn't feel very comfortable but the
statue is more beautiful at night than
in the day time for lights from all
sides light it up and the torch is lit
giving it a very beautiful appearance.
I also heard a lecture by one of the
famous aviators of England and his
stories would make most any one's
blood run cold and put every man to
thinking. . J have spoken of him as
an English 'aviator but he "was born
and raised near Washington, P. CJ
but enlisted in the English army in the
early part of the war.
If the young men would enlist and
Uncle Sam would send us all over at
once If think would see the Germans
scatter for I have seen forces enough
in what time I've been in the service
to make most any kaiser blush.
I will close with telling you how we
are made save every man is required to
clean his plate and to waste nothing
and if he does not obey orders he is
given some extra hard work to do,
which most any soldier doesn't like if
it's for punishment.
.Pvt. John C. Stump,
Radio Mechanic Detachment, 13th
Service Company, Little Silver, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hubbell and Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. have been several
days in Detroit, going there by auto.
A Scouting Expedition At the Home Barracks J
GRANGERS FROM MANY PLACES
ATTENDED MEETING HERE ON
THURSDAY BIG SUCCESS.
Sunshine and balmy breezes greet
ed the many auto loads of Grangers
when they reached Belding Thursday,
May 16. Past Masters Mark Brown
and Fred Thompson received the
brothers and Mesdames Coville and
Skellenger, the sisters. Under the
leadership of Mesdames Nummer,
Thompson and Lambertson with their
able corps of assistants an elegant
dinner was served to 200. Promptly
at 1:30 the gavel fell and "America"
was sung with the added verse ani
the patriotic pledge then r,ead by all;
prayer by state chaplain. Mrs. O. J.
C. Woodman. Mayor Fales then wel
comed tho Grangers, saying the jail
was locked and key thrown in the
well and the city was theirs. Master
C. C Chickering of Belding responded
for the county.
Mrs. Hunter of Keene read a fine
paper on "Opportunity". Hon. Her
bert E. Powell spoke on "Should we
have more farmers in the legislature
and how to get them." Space forbids
mentioning the many good things he
said. Mrs. Carpenter of Grattan
grange, gave a recitation and respond
ed to an encore. MasW J. C. Ketch
am. National Lecturer.then gave the
address of the day, just thuck full
of good things and closed with a note
of warning "to not let the 'wets' catch
us napping this fall." John Kohn
gave an able talk on the "Wastes of
Distribution" and Theo. Blasen gave
recitation and responded to an encore.
Closed meeting was then held to con
fer the 5th degree on some 35 candi
dates. ' Super was then served to
Gavel fell at 8 o'clock. Prayer;
solo by Mr. Kerr, responding to en
core, Mrs. Cook at piano; recitation,
Mrs. John Cronk. 3lrs. Mary E. H.
Coville gave a paper n "What will
TO THE PEOPLE:
It 5s my honor to call your attention to the Second War Fund Drive inaugurated
by the American Red Cross. . .
The wonderful accomplishment of the Red Cross has been the marvel of the age
and while ourthoughts of its great work take us to the , devastated battlefields of
Europe, yet we must not lose sight of the important relief of dependent families of
our brave heroes and of the alleviation of the suffering caused Jby disaster In America
The great virtue of mercy which elevates mankind to a higher plane and has been
so beautifully exemplified by our great Society is the one bright CROSS ofservice
which for all future time will shine orilliantly through the terrible gloom fiat has
marked the world as the darkest period In its history. With the exception of actu
ally enlisting in active service for your Government, the greatest demonstration of
your patriotism and loyalty is your general contribution to the War Fund, thus adding
to the radiance and lustre of the Great Red Cross.
Never before.has the opoprtunlty been given, our people to respond to humanity's
call in a manner that wilj be so far reaching in its results and while it may be said with
credit to our state that on all previous opportunities we have responded generously,
thete is an additional imperative reason for action.
At this fated hour, many of Michigan's sturdy sons are carrying the banner of
Liberty in foreign lands and beside them marches the spirit of your contribution to the
American Red Cross to aid, comfort and if necessary, to assist them in dit-c need. It
is not charity, but duty and a privilege. )
- Therefore, I, ALBERT E. SLEEPER, Governor of the tSate of Michigan, hereby
set aside the period of May 20 to 27, Inclusive for the purpose of the War Fund of the
American Red-Cross campaign and call oi all of the people of the state to lend their
assistance thereto, by contributing liberally their personal, moral and financial sup
port. I request the Mayors of all incorporated cities of the state to make like
proclamations to their people. .
Given under my hand at Lansing, Michigan, this 14th day of May, Nineteen Hun
dred and Eighteen. '
1 ALBERT E. SLEEPER.
cftizenship mean to women." ' Mr.
Travis spoke on "Government control
for private gains vs. ownership for
use of people" was good common
sense; recitation by Mrs. Ivah Emeryj
songs by Master Carpenter, Miss Car
penter, pianist. Address of evening
by Mrs. O. J. C. Woodman, state
chaplain, closed with solo by George
Wagner, responding to encore; Bert
Rummler, pianist. Harley H. Lyon, of
Lake Odessa, presided at all sessions.
Mary E. H. Coville,
FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR
The report in this city Monday
night that an accident had happened
south of Wood's Corners as the result
of a motocycle colliding with a tele
phone pole attracted a large number
of automobile loads of people from
this city. One man, James Penroid.
aged 35, was killed out-right and his
brother, Samuel Penro d, seriously in
jured internally one of his legs also
fractured They were going south
at a rapid pace in an effort'to'pass a
swift running" car, and tlje motor
cycleleft the road and. ran Into the
ditch of soft earth for a time. It
was in the effort to get back into the
highway that the collision occurred. It
struck the telephone pole with such
force as to take a chunk out where it
struck and to knock off the cross arm
Both men worked in the Reed fac
tory and they formerly resided
Entertained Ladies Aid.
Mrs. Bvron Brown entertained the
I Southwest Eureka Ladies' Aid last
Thursday afternoon. The ladies sew
ed carpet rags for the Red Cross. A
short program of music and dancing,
consist'ng of songs, instrumental mu
sic and dancing by Miss Dorothy
Brown, was enjoyed by all. Many
of the men, who are very busy getting
in their crops, came in tome to help
dispose of the picnic supper. All re
port a good time and hope to see all
and many more next month when we
meet with Mrs. Alfred Wild.
M. L. Osterhout has been very ser
iously ill at the City hospital, but
seems' to be slightly imprevmg.
the Governor of the State of Michigan
HUGO FALES ON THE
MOVE III FRANCE
LIKES DILL PICKLES
April 20, 1918.
Dear Mother and Father: I think
I am rather tardy in writing but haVe
been awful busy lately on the moveJ
every minute. 1 have been keep
ing well and am as happy as a lark.
So you don't think a great deal of my
mustache; well at any rate it s a
peach and have worn it since I arrived
in France. I have been receiving
your letters in good time and have
also received some of the papers. I
ran across a fellow by the .name of
Ward from Grand Rapids today; he
is with our outfit and is a great
friends of Rummler's, Clayton Knapp,
Ernest Menkee and Pilkinton; he was
in training with them in the states; n
fact I have met a lot of the Michigan
boys in this service but none that I
have known at home. I guess I told
you in my previous letter that I was
at the front once more and things are
running along as smoothly as could
be expected. Would sure like your
dill pickles and catsup but think it
would endanger the other things. I
could use a few more cigars in those
tin boxes. I have plenty of tobacco
at present but my cigars are gone.
Yes Sturgis is living in the same tent
with me in fact we have been to
gether most of the time. I am off the
Ford; 7 of our men and I am doing the
mechanical work of a section. It is
a lot of work but it is also great sport
for me. It sure keeps me on the
iump to keep all of my cars running.
I am in a "new section so it isn't so
much work. It is sure strange they
don't g"et Tom Bracken on the draft.
What class is he in? Received a
letter from Mr. Howard . and Mr.
Hetherington today and also Mr.
Gray.1 Clark Palmer sent me a nice
box of candy, and Ben Bracken some
tobacco. I have been wanting to
write many of the people at home but
as I say I haven't had the place .or
time to do any writing. Some of
these days I hope to get caught up
once more. I see by the paper that
Continued on last page
Surprised Mrs. Currie
Mrs. Harvey Currie enjoyed a very
pleesant surprise on Friday evening
of last week when Mr. Currie, by pre
arrangement with members of the
Church of Christ, spirited Mrs. Currie
up to Greenville to enjoy an auto ride.
On returning home and entering the
the house to put away her wraps, Mrs.
Currie made her way in the darkness
of the room to the light fixture and
on turning on the light found herself
face to face with a room full of friends
who had gathered on the occasion of
her birthday to surprise her and sur
prise her they did, to her great pleas
ure and enjoyment. The evening was
plasantly spent in yisiting,nd social
intercourse and Mrs. Currier was pre
sented with a number of beautiful and
useful presents. One of them being
a byciutiful library, table the gifr of
her daughter, Thelma. Refreshments
were later on served and the guests
departed for their homes about 11
o'clock wishing Mrs. Currie many hap
py returns of the day and declaring
themselves to have bee,n the recipients
of a splendid good time.
Washington Gadrne r Appointed
Ex-President iSam H. Taf t "has
notified Washington Gardner, past
Commander in chief of G. A. R., that
he has been appointed a delegate to
the "Win the War for a Permanent
Peace" convention to be held in Phil
adelphia. Among those on the pro
gram are former President Taft, Al
ton B. Parker, Charles Evans Hughes
lumbia, Dr. Lyman Abbott, Anna
and President Somers of Havard. Pres
ident Nicholas Murray Butler of Co
Howard Shaw, Ford Reading of Great
Britain, Viscount Ishii of Japan, M.
JOsserand of France and others of
. PEOPLE ARE UNITED
ALBERT N. SALZMAN AND MISS
MARGUERITE LAMB EMBARK
ON LIFE'S VOYAGE. .
The home of Mr.and Mrs. II. A.
Lamb, 623 South Pleasant street, was
the scene of a very simple but beauti
ful wedding Thursday, May 16, when
their daughter. Marguerite, was
united in marriage to Mr. Albert Salz
man. The decorat.'ons were carried out in
jink and white. The spacious living
room was a bower of pink and white
apple blossoms, the bay window being
transformed into a bridal altar over
which hung a huge bell of apple blos
soms tied with knot of pink. Scat
tered throughout the rooms were dain
ty bouquets of cut flowers. The
dining room was also in pink and
white. Over the bride's table, fes
toons of pink ribbon and smilax fas
tened from chandelier to. corners of
the table were caught by knots of pink
tulle and, smilax. and beautiful pink
Kilarney roses formed the center
piece. Pink candles were also used.
The guests were received by Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Whitney, aunt and
uncle of the bride.and Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Lamb.
Athalf after four, Mrs. Emma Beck
with of Grand Rapids, aunt of the
bride, very effectively sang, "Love,
here is my heart.' She was accom
panied at the piano by Miss Mary
Salzman, sister of the groom. As
the strains of Lohengrinn's wedding
march floated through the rooms, the
bridal party descended the stairs. First
came Rev. Nash, followed by Miss
Edith Mcllhargie of Harbor Beach,
Mich., bridesmaid, vho was gowned in
pink georgette crepe and carried pink
Kilarney roses. She was followed
by the bride gowned in white geor
gette crepe with veil of tulle caught
with pearl band and lilies of the val
ley. She carried a prayer book and
three white roses. They were met
at the altar by the groom and his best
man, Mr. Herman Salzman, brother
of the groom. The Episcopal service
was used, and the bride was given
away by her father.
After a dainty lunch was served by
the Misses Aileen Armstrong, Mar
garet Wilbur, Louifte Lambertson,
Selma and Velma L-tle and Alice Biss.
, Tho bride and groom left on a short
wedding trip and will be at home To
their friends after June 1 at 623 So.
Pleasant street, Belding, Mich.
The out of town guests were: Mr.
Charles Lamb, Charlotte; Mr. and
Mrs. John Lamb, the Misses Jane and
Elizabeth Lamb, Ypsilanti; Mr. and
Mrs. Will!am Salzman and daughter,
Kittie. and Mr. Glen Rounds, Rock
ford; Mrs. A. M. Whitney. Mrs. Em
ma Beckwith, Miss Maua Salzman,
Mrs. Zeno Nelson and .Mrs. Nina
Weeks of Grand Rapids; Miss Edith
Mc Ilhargie, Harbor Beach, and Mrs.
Paul Youngs, Leslie.
Both Mr. and Mrs, Salzman are well
known and highly respected young
Fepple of this city ana their many
nends join in with the Banner-News
in wishing them oceans of health,
happiness and prosperity on their voy
age through ljfe.
GAVE VALUABLE BOOKS
TO NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mrs. Clara Stanton of Detroit was
in the city last week and attended the
dedicatory exercises of the new
library. She had been to Grattan to
assist her brother, Albert Slay tori,
in the moving to Carson City.
Beside the Slayton museum as a
trlft. fntVi ritv thev hav also riven
a large number of volumes of valu
able books to the library from the
collection which the late Chester M.
Slayton left. Mr. Slayton was a
great reader of good books and this
gift by his children of them to the
library is a most generous one and
the donors are entitled to much
The librarian, Mrs. Mary Barnes,
i creatly pleased with the valuable
addition to the library shelves.
nojina of coiracE
ELECT OFFICERS JIT
R. IL HALL IS RE-ELECTED FOR
THIRD TIME SMALL NUM-
BER IN ATTENDANCE.
The Belding board of commerce held
its annual meeting . Tuesday night,
May 21 in the auditorium of the city
hall. Only about one-half as many
members turned out to the annual
meeting as should have but all the
same it was a good meeting and tho
supper prepared by Karl Yvilson and
his assistants was very good and also
very substantial. ..
In the absence of President R. H.
Hall and Vice President Wortley, F.
A. Washburn called the meeting to or
der and Secretary Puffer read the an
nual report of the organization. It
developed through this that there are
a number of members of the organi
zation now in the national" service.
A proposition from a concern with
a cushion wheel for manufacturing
was taken up and Henry Upholt and
others told of the wheel as they saw
for Decoration day services
in honor of the boys who are already
in . and who are about to enter the
nation's service were taken up. H.
J. Leonard, A. S. Dimmick and Fred
L. Warner thoughtthe people of the
city had been rather negligent in hon
oring the boys in service but it was
later on brought out that the various
churches, lodges, etc., had done con
siderable in the way of honoring these
Fred N. Belding was called on for
a talk and complemented the city on
the organization and said that Belding
was one of the cleanest and best cities
which he had ever visited.
HubertM. Engemann, one of the
Banner-News editors, m his sailor's
uniform, also spoke to the gathering
and testified to the cleanliness and ex
cellence of our city. '
F. A. Washburn told of the splendid
work the ladies of the city are doing,
workings and raising money for the
Officers of the board of commerce
elected for the ensuing year are fs
President E. H. Hall.
Vice President A. M. Hall.
Treasurer E. C. Lloyd.
Directors A. S. Dimmick, H. J.
Leonard and W. P. Hetherington.
COUNTY CLERK SAYS
MEN MUST REGISTER
County Clerk George W. Moul ton
of Ionia was in the city Tuesday. He
says the June registration for the
county will take place at the court
house in Ionia on Wednesday, June 5
from 7 o'clock in the morning until 9
o'clock in the evening.
All men in the county who have be
come of . age, 21 years, since June,
1917, must register. This is impera
tive and it will be necessary for the
youngmen to report on that day. It
is suggested by the federal authori
ties that persons inthe various local
ities of the county who have automo
biles should see that the men are
brought to Ionia, who cannot easily
get there otherwise.
The order is general throughout the
state and it is expected that 40,000
men will register.
PIONEERS OF KENT
COUNTY ARE DEAD
David G. Ackley, a pioneer and Civil
war veteran of Kent county residing
at Cedar Springs' was buried ' in
For many years he conducted the
Ackley hotel on Canal street in Grand
Rapids. He was a grandson of El
der Norman Ackley and Rev. Donald
J. GillbeTt of Oakfield well known
pioneer preachers in this vicinity 60
years ago. By a singular coincidence
his uncle Albert L. Picket also of
Rockford a Civil war veteran and pio
neer died on the morning of Mr.
Ackley's burial aged 101 years old.
For many years after the war Mr.
Picket was the station agent in Rock
ford. Gave Piano Recital. .
The Miller & Harris furniture com
pany store was filled to capacity, last
Wednesday evening when a recital was
given by the p ano pupils-of Mrs. K.
L. Skahen. In the recital were over
20 of Mrs. Skahen's students and all
acquitted themselves with much cred
it both to themselves and their teache1"
Eventhe smallest pupil showed the
results of careful drill in time and
finger movements. The event was
greatly enjoyed By the parents of the
pupils and was also a material benefit
to the pupils themselves.
Mrs. Skahen is having good success
with small pupils, who are taken into
her studio and given thorough drills on
the. instrument three or four times a
week until they acquire a degree of
familiarity with the keyboard that
permits rapid advancement. The re
cital of Wednesday evening was a
benefit to all. participants and was
especially appreciated by those who
were present through having received -invitations.
Attention I. O. O. F.
Tuesday evening', May 28, 1918,
will be regular I. O. O. F. lodge night,
but we nave special business that
must be attended to Your presence
S. A. Collier,
F. & A. M. Communication
Special communication of Belding
Lodge No. 355 F. & A. M. Thursday
night, Mry 23 for work in the EA
degree. A. B. Foss, W M.
Mr. and Mrs. David Hardy of Sar
anac spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.