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tut 'Balding Bier and Better' THIRTIETH YEAR, NO 3. BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 12 1918. THREE CENTS THE COPY. .1 JLLLy 111 Li N VTT 1- TO HOLD A OiiSS ' MEETItJG JIT THE OPERA HOUSE PLAYGROUND AND RECREATION COMMISSION TO GET HELP IN LOCAL WORK FROM M. A. C. Belding has recently placed itself in the rank with other progressive ' cities and towns in the country by establishing a Recreation commission with the idea of developing a system of municipal recreation,. Through the cooperation, of the extension de partment of the M. A. C. the work will be under the direction of a train ed social worker who will arrive some time before- the first of July, y " Interest in this phase of social service was aroused last December when a representative of the Play ground and Recreation association of America spoko before the Ladies' v Literary Exchange club. As a re sult of her visit the club voted to in vite the national association to help in establishing the work in Belding. The Playground and Recreation association or America was organized in 1906 when the recreation move ment was in its infancy in America. Since then, due in no small measure to the work of the association, the idea has spread until there is hardly a city of any size or importance that does not point with pride to its " playgrounds and social centers as important adjuncts to its educational system. ' In Michigan, a short time ago, a fund was raised to enable the Na tional association to put on a three year campaign in some of the. smaller cities " towns that would like to avail ymselves of the services of its field workers but could not afford to pay the fee of $136 a week that is generally charged. Because of this fund, Belding was able to have a worker here this summer for four or five weeks. Under the Michigan law, either the city council or the school board has the right to appoint a recreation com mission and appropriate funds for the work. It was explained that the state Agricultural college would undoubtedly give some help in the matter and the matter was taken to the school board. In the meantime, Mr. C. E. Linde mann, state leader or the Boys' and Girls' clubs organized under the auspices of the college offered to send a trained worker here for six months provided that there were some defi nite organization with which she could work. Because they felt that this ofTer was altogether too valuable a one to . be rejected, together with the fact that they were genuinely interested anyway, the school board passed the resolution creating the commission. And incidentally in making their ap pointments they did good work as it would be hard to pick a better group of people for tho purpose. The commission" is composed of A .D. Fristoe, F.' W. Howard, Henry Up holt, Mrs. E. W. Litle and Mrs. Wm. Ward. So before very long under the aus pices of this commission there will be some playground activities started for the boys and girls together with some canning, garden, poultry and home economics clubs for the older ones. These new activities in con nection with the work already started by the Scout and Campfire groups will solve the leisure time problem that the city has been facing. A mass meeting of the people in terested in the matter above will be held in the opera house Friday even ing, June 14 at 7:30 o'clock at which time the matter will be further taken up. and. the following program will be rendered : , Music by the Belding band. Campfire Girls. Boy Scouts. Junior Red Cross. Senior Red Cross. Community singing led by Mrs. Merton O. Blakeslee. Ionia, chairman Department of Music, Michigan f State Federation of Women's clubs. Address by C. E. Lindcmann, state leader of Boys' and Girls' clubs or ganized under the auspices of the State Agricultural college. Chas. Claflin Dead. Chas. Claflin, aged 63 years, a resident of Greenville, where he was employed in the Ranney factories, died suddenly Fr!3ny night, at his borne in that city. ; Death was caus ed bv heart disease. Mr. Claflin and family were former residents of this city, he being then employed at Factory IJ and they then lived on East Division street in the house now occupied by Grant Francisco and family. He was well known here n former years and was a father cf Harry Claflin. West Otisco Farmers Club. The West Otisco Farmers club met at, the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Updike with about 50 in attendance. A good time was re ported by alL Our next meeting will be held one week later than the regular time on account of that date being July 4. The next meeting will be held with Mr. and Mrs. M, C. Green, July 11. Supper will be served at 7:30 and business meeting afterward. All come. Children's Day Program. The Congregational Sunday school will have their children! day exercis es Sunday morning at the hour of the regular 'morning1 service. Rev. J. O. Tate will also speak. FOOD mLIN Home on Furlough. Arthur Dehn, son of Mr.' and Mrs. John Dehn, who has been in the naval service of the country for some time arrived home Sunday, having been met fit Grand Rapids by the home folks in the car and making the baU ance of the trip overland. Art has been stationed at the Annapolis rifle range for a long time and is looking frood. He is home on a ten day fur ough. Leaves Citizens Co. Alva Dodds has left the employ of the Citizens Light Co: and on Mon day night took up the duties of his. new position as night man at -the Richardson power plant, taking the place formerly held by Wm. Annis. Alva has been with the Citizens Co. for about a year or more and has ac quired considerable experience in the electrical line. I. O. F. Went to Ionia. A miite n. number of the members cf the local Odd Fellows' lodget drove over to Ionia Monday night to make the Ionia lodge brothers a' visit. The trip was made in automobiles and all reported having had a good time. . REALLY APPRECIATE THE DISCARD WRONG IDEA THAT WORKERS GET PAY OR SOLIC ITORS GET SALARIES. During the past few days it has come to our attention that there are a nuciber of people in this city who are under the opinion that the ladies who recently made the Red Cros canvass in this city were getting pay for their work. In several instances the people who carired these ideas, were either thoughtless or unkind enough to take the matter up with the eood women who were engaged in the soliciting work and while the ladies showed good judgment in not arguing the matter, still the fact re mains that some of f the people who were solicited are sticking to the be lief that the Red Cross workers got crood Day for their work. In one instance a man (we would like to call him by name, but for the reason that we do not know it, will not be able to give him the pub licity which-he deserves), actually accused a lady solicitor who was put ting the matter of a contribution up to him, of going around in a useless occupation and stated that if she would remain at home and attend to her own business and let the monev which she received for her services, go to the Red Cross, that it would be materially bettering matters. Think of that, and with that lady running around from house to house, from one person to another soliciting for tho Red Cross one of the great est aeents in the cause of humanity the world has ever known and which. appreciate it as we may here, can not be sufficiently appreciated by any but those who through the cause of democracy and liberty, have been cut down on the battlefields of Europe in the great struggle now going on and been succored back to health by Red Cross nurses sent over there for the purpose by Red Cross officials, with money raised through voluntary contributions of the mass of people who know and appreciate some of the things which the society is doing, Of course. Red Cross nurses get pay. They get just about one-half as much as though they were safely positioned in some place in every day life here. Red Cross officials get small salaries if they get any at all and the great bulk of work accom plished in this countryxand sent over seas never costs a cent, outside of the money spent for materials used in manufacturing the articles. Of course, ignorance on the part of some people in this matter was excusable up to a certain time ago, but after all that the Red Cross has- fdone, after what . the local chapter and the county organization has done to alleviate the sufferings of wound ed and sick soldiers at the front, af ter the publication of the most detail ed reports of the expenditures, etc., of the funds raised for the Red Cross, this cloud of ignorance should disappear and those who "slam" Red Cross solicitors, with grafting and high salaried positions, should get different and brighter thoughts and instead ..-of "retarding, push with all the push in them for the success of liach Red Cross undertaking. Falrview Farmers' Club. The members of Fair View Farm ers' club mot at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Purdy May 15 for early supper, which was served by Mrs. Josie Kohn, Mrs. Dell Purdy and Mrs. "Mjnnie Davis. After supper the business meeting was held and "the sewing and cultivation of beans" was discussed. The next meeting will be with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kohn on June 19 in ,the evening and light refreshments will be served. ; The visitors were'' Mrs. Ransom and Mr. and Mrs. Lon Conrad. The pro gram carried out wras as follows: Reading, Mf . Dell Purdy; phono graph music Geo. Barnes; reading, Mrs. Geo. Barnes; singing. Miss Julia Hogan and Miss Loretta Gie ger; music, George Barnes; recita tion, Mrs. Cora Davis; music, Geo. Barnes. Physicians Met Here. The Ionia County Medical society met in the city hall Thursday evening, June 6 as guests of the local physi cians, the Greenville physicians hav ing also been invited. Dr. Burton Corbus of Grand Rap ids read an excellent paper on "Diag no3is of Diseases of the Stomach , which was then ably discussed by Dr. Vandenberg of Grand Rapids, Drs. Stanton and Pinkham of this city and Dr. Hansen of Greenville. The meeting was a pleasant one and the physicians had a Very good and pro fitable time. No raise in service fees were discussed. NEIGHBORS HELPED MRS. HULL KEEP BIRTHDAY June 5, 1918, Mrs. A. L. Hull reach ed the 84th mile stone on life's jour ney, and in honor of the event she anticipated the pleasure she would have in the society of her Smyrna relatives and her granddaughter from Six Lakes, who were to bo her guests for the day. Imagine her surprise if yoa can, when other friends, one by one began to arrive at her home and after greetings and congratulations doffed their hats and wraps and settled down for a good old style visit. Mrs. Hull was just a bit flustrated at first, but she quickly rallied and welcomed her guests heartily. Mrs. Albert North way, ably 'aided by her daughters, Mrs. Frank Caswell and Mrs. Herbert Mehney, finished the preparations for dinner while everybody else vis ited and told stories of bygone years. The dinner was served " at noon arfdSjon't tell Mr. Hoover, but that dinner was just a feast of good 'things.-; Ronst beef with - brown f:ravy, potatoes, bread, and right here et us tell you that the salt rising bread was made by Mrs. Hull, her self, and it was the very best bread we ever tasted. Then there was cottage cheese, pies, fruit salad, fried cakes, cookies and cakes and last but not least a big birthday cake orna mented with 84 tiny candles. After dinner there was more visith.g until the guests reluctantly concluded that they really must return to their homes. Some of the company thought that, just for curiosity, they would like to know the combined ages of the guests and host and hos tess, and it was ascertained that their ages totaled the . sum of 1,342 years. , Believe us, that is quite a number of years for 19 people. But don't say they were old for every body was young that dny "just :s young as they used to be." We don't know whether Mrs. Northway and her daughters receiv ed any thanks or not, but we all feel like thanking them, for they were the instigators of the birthday narty and Mrs. Northway's car, with Mrs. Ina Meheny as driver, convey ed a number of the guests from and back to their homes. Mrs. Hull was the recipient of a number of' gifts and birthday cards and she has the good wishes of a host of friends, for having lived in this locality nearly all of her years she is well known and loved and es teemed by all. Besides Mr. and Mrs. A. 'L. Hull, their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Northway and granddaughters, Mrs. Frank Caswell of Six Lakes and Mrs. Herbert Mehney, those present were: Mr. and Mrs. N. Mehney, of Cook's Corners, Mr. and .Mrs. J. Wise, Mrs. Melissa Cobb and Mrs. Eva E. Bignell of Belding, Mrs. Anna Campbell, Mrs. Mary Tebbcll, Mrs. Catherine Russoll, Mrs. Mac Far lane, Mrs. Helen Purdy, Mrs. Rosella Dumon and Miss Fannie Earle. A Birthday Surprisa Mrs. John Cartridge of Eureka was surprised last 'Thursday night when about 35 of her relatives and friends came in to remind her it was her 62d birthday. The evening was, spent in playing cards, with music on the phonograph. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served., Before the guests departed for their homes. Mrs. Edna'' Wright, daughter. of Mrs. Cartridge, presented her with a pretty ruby ring from her hus band and children with these verses: Dear ; Mother: t ' Here is a present for you; We bought it at "Pat's",.. t And if it don't suit you , Why, just take, it back. Your husband and children . They bought it for you. To show you they remembered Your birthday of sixty-two. Brought In First Hzrrien. '. Vera LaDow brought in the first home gTown strawberries of . the season Thursday and found a ready market for th 22 quarts at 20 cents fer quart. ; .They were of the Dun ap ' variety , and , were of excellent quality. ..... , , . . , Labor and material are essential to victory; use both sparingly. - , . ' Mother . .'... ONE HUNDRED IB IlETYJOfS REGISTERED JUT5 MORE THAN A MILLION IN NA TION ADDED TO FIGHTING MACHINE BY. REGISTRATION. More than a million young men at tained their majority between regis tration June 5, 1917, and the regis tration June 5, 1918, the latter date being the one on wjiich the govern ment had set to register all young men who had become of age since the first registration day. There were 194 young men in this county who "became of the right age and registered on Wednesday, June 5. Twenty-eight, or more than one eighth of them, can- from Belding, while counting tbose , living in the vicinity of Beldinjr, such as those coming from Smyrna, Orleans, and other nearby places, brings the num ber to about 50, or about 25 per cet of the entire list of registrants. The list of Ionia county young men who registered June 5, is as follows: Leo Smith, Orange Merle H. Sayer, Danby Lewis J. Morrison, Ionia Meyre S. Dick, Muir Samuel Lencate Clarksville Fred A. Gaut, Ionia Cecil Schlosser, Ionia Floyd F. Bishop, Sunfield Floyd E. Olds, Smyrna Glen D Van Valkenberg, Belding Geo. C. Daly, Belding Dan L. Archer, Lake Odessa Howard T. Cramer, Danby Glen Morris, Orleans Alfred Trierweiller. Lyons - Don M. McCormack, Danby Leo R. Mathews, Portland Hobart M. Darling, Ionia Hiram Priest.v Ionia Vern Sturges, Ionia -Glenn D. Hooper, Ionia Don M. Settle, Ionia Ernest Volpintesta, Ionia. Chas. L. Patrick, Clarksville Herbert L. Avery, Portland Ray Mann, Portland ' Frank Do Martini, Ionia Clarence Tasker, Lake Odessa j Ernest J. Moe, Lake Odessa i Francis II. Durkee, Portland ! Ernest C. Bever, Lake-Odessa. Roy W. Clark, Lake Odessa John C. Haffner, Ionia Clair Lapo, Lake Odessa Forrest Thurston, Portland Orville Stiffler, Portland James W. Miller, Lake Odessa Ray Leecp, Clarksville Riley T. Kcefer, Lyons Tony Sloscarski, Ionia. Wellington Gardner, Ionia Stanley W. Smith, Ionia Howard T. Cramer, Danby Alexander Benjamin, Ion. a Russell E. Curtis, Ionia . Harold A. Salyer, Palo Fred R. Clark, Saranac Alvin Crystler Belding Leslie K. Kauffraan, Portland Louis A. Spitzley, Pewamo Harry R. Carroll, Muir , Harry Cramer, Ionia : Wml Steele, jr., Ionia Harold W Clements, Shiloh Russell F, Blackmer, Portland Chas, W. Jack, jr., Ionia Cecil Taylor McCoy, Sebewa Lee L. Basom, Ionia Chester V. Gidd'ngs, Lake Odessa . r Floyd J. Rier. Ionia . Royal J. Breckon Ionia Roy Victor Winchell, Ionia Lester E. Lamnman, Ionia Mayford J. Richardson. Clarksville Rufus D. Lindley, Ionia Hoy Clayton Ward, Lyons Irving Vern Avery, Ionia Arden B. Youngs, Ionia Eugene C. Hoppough, Orleans , Ralph A. Wilson, Beldinsr ! Robert C. Tasker, Lake Odessa Norwood Cranson, Hubbardston Gecrge G. Uricker, . Bcldingf Harry A. W. Kuger, Belding 4 Ray M,' Cross Portland Gordon Hale, Keene "J ' Fay M. Link, Ionia ! ' Ivan Kennedy, Orleans Thos. Wm. Dutcher, Fortland I David Davis, Palo - I Ernest W. PungPortland ' (Continued on Pago Five) . D m M 4 COUNTRY WORTH FIGHING FOR IS WORTH SAVING FOR A country worth fighting for is i country worth saving for. We who through accident of birth are not expected to go over must do our part at home. We are not asked to sacrifice a leg, or an arm, our eye sight, or our lives. Your govern ment does not even ask you 'to give your money, only to save and lend your savings, to help carry on this "war for freedom." For the use of this money your country -will pay you 4 per cent interest compounded quarterly. Every penny invested in War Savings Stamps helps to save the lives of our men at the front and win the war. We mu3t save and buy War Savings Stamps. We must support our government and our boys who are fighting to right the wrongs perpetrated against American citizenship and the moral code of the world. Get your Thrift Stamp book today and volunteer your help for the en tire period -of the War.'f Ladies Literary Exchange Club. ':The Ladies' L.terary Exchange club met at the home of Mrs. W. B. Reed for the closing day of their year on Friday, June 7, with a fine 1 o'clock luncheon, followed by a short busi ness meeting, Mrs. Ilattie Litle, vice president, presiding in the absence of Mrs. Mary Smith, president. The reports for the year were given by the different officers and committees. The calendars for the coming year were distributed and a short resume of the work as outlined given by Mrs. Carrie Reed, chairman of calendar committee. Then followed a short musical program; vocal duet by Mes dames Wagner and Spencer; instru mental duet by Mesdames Salzman and Cook and vocal solo by Mrs. Lena Leonard Fuller, she respond. ng to a most hearty encore. The tables and rooms were most attractively decorated with house flowers of the season and following the lunch was a guessing contest for a social hour which was much enjoy ed by the ladies. Thi3 closed the year's work and the club adjourned to meet in the new club room at the library on Thursday afternoon, September 20. FLAG DAY PROCLAMATION By The Governor. Flag day seems to have been first observed in 1894, when, by order of the governor of New York, the na tional flag was hoisted on the public buildings of that state in honor of the 117th" anniversary of its adoption by congress, June 14, 1777. The idea has snread until everv state in the Union has adopted the custom. Thi3 year the flag has for us a deeper meaning than ever before. It means more to the world. It carries a message of universal hope and cheer. Jt has bscome tho symbol of the world s freedom. I he world looks to us to save it, and by this sign we shall conquer. Our glorious banner proclaims America the hope -of the world. Let Flag day be a day on which those who have come to us f rent other lands, and have here found freedom and opportunity shall reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and her institutions; and let us all on that day pledge anew our allegiance to our fag, and our faith in those principles cf liberty and justice upon which the republic was founded. Therefore, I, Albert E. Sleeper, governor of the state of Michigan, do issue this my proclamation, and ur gently request that Friday, the 14th nay of June, 1918, be observed as Flag day. ' Let flags be displayed on both pub lic and private buildings; and I sug gest that appropriate exercises be given in all tho schools of the state on the afternoon of that day. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the state, this 6th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and eightarn, and of the Commonwealth the eighty second.' 'Albert E. Sleeper, By the Governor: Governor. Coleman C. Vaukhan. Secretary of State. Serve abroad or serve at home.' Buy War Savings Stamps. "Y" Boys Had Good Time. Friday evening, June 7, was the one great event of rrmny which our group leader; Earle Richardson had planned for the Y. M. C. A. It was m the form of an all night hike and camp up the Indian trail above Lighting bend. The group accom panied by their leader, Earle Rich ardson and our genial county Y. M. C. A. secretary- landed on the scene about 8 o'clock. There had been many stunts of which a tilting con test was to have' been one of the fea tures. But owing to the cool re ception given us by the weather man we hovered around the camp fire. Many jokes were played on one an other of which James Brown was left a hungry boy, as some one in their desire to quell their hungry stomachs, ate his lunch, James called it a good joke and acted it, too. It was bright and early in the morning when they all took their de parture, all expressing their heart felt gladness for the chance to sleep under the canopy of God's beautiful blue sky. I heard some one say, "This is a wonderful world to live m and aftert all this no one can doubt that this is God's great universe." v "Y" Reporter. LOCI LTD. LODGE TAKES A EM LEASE WILL REMODEL v CRAWFORD HALL SO IT WILL BE ONE OF BEST IN THE STATE. The local lodge of Oddfellows have enered into a lease with the owners of Crawford hall, whereby the prop erty is virually turned over to the order for a period of ten years to be used for lodge purposes, etc. The lodge plans on making sweeping re modeling changes and when thee are completed it aims to have one of the best arid most modern lodge rooms in any of the smaller cities of the state. While the lease on their present quarters does not expire until some time this fall, the committee in charge of these matters made plans for a new home when the lease did expire and Crawford hall was secur ed. The proposed changes will soon be started and the lodge members are going to do the, work themselves, it being a noteworthy fact that the lodge has in its membership a trades man from each trade or line of work who can go ahead with his particular line of work and thus the changes and alterations will be effected speed ily, economically and just as the mem bers want the work done. Visiting rooms, recept;on rooms, of fices and ante-rooms will be supplied and will make it the most modernly appointed lodge building which any lJdgtr.ofthe I. O. O. F order has anywhere around. The outer rooms wi 11 be open all day and in charge of a caretaker, but they will at all times be free to the use of members of the order or its auxilaries for the keeping of appointments, transacting of business or visiting, as they see fit. The committee in charge of the changing arrangements is headed by Chairman J. C. Sager and his lieu tenants are as follows: S. A. Collier, Jay Hansen, Jay Hubbard, Harvey Currie and D. F. Knapp. Thev committee are going to give a benefit dance in the new hall Fri day night, June 14, which will be the last public dance in the popular' hall for at least ten yers. The dance will start at 8 :ZQ o'clock "and Hale's orchestra is billed to furnish the music Duncan Kerr, who has made himself popularly famous as a local singer, will render two vocal solos and it is planned to coax him for one or two patriotic songs, extra. The Rebekahs wil serve ice cream and refreshments and everybody is invited. 1 An Omission. . Solely through the press of numer ous matters connected with the merg. ing of the two papers, during the past few weeks, our attention was drawn from the matter of a write up on the splend d Memorial day exer cises which tho four patriotic orders of this city held on Decoration day. The program was substantially as follows: Assemble at G. A. R. hall. Tho parade was headed by hundred, of scfiool pupils, in columns of fours, folloucJ by Red Cros ladies, Boy Scouts Campfire Girls, bard, Home Guards, Sons o veterans, u. A. II. Veterans. Dau 'l.'.3 of Vetcans and the V. R. C. Frcin the G. A. R. hall they marched to the river and held the usual beautiful water service and from there they went to the Bap tist church where the Memor al ser mon and prayer were given by Rev W. A.'Biss. A fine program was also held at the church. From the church the procession made , their way by autos to the cemetery at Cook s Cor ner Dinner was served in th Macuvbeo hall at Smyrna following which the cemetery Wen visited and a program enjoyed. River Riage cemetery and the old Belding ceme tery were next visited and the people in the procession dismissed. - It wa3 the finest Memorial day celebration held heie in many a year and wa re gret that stress of business prevented our nlaying it up properly .for our friends the gallant boys of '61-'65 in our issue of last week. Notice. The governing board of the Alvah N. " Belding public , library requests the public to hand in to the librarian, Mrs. Mary S. Barnes, or to any mem. ber of the governing board, lists of books that they would like to seo placed in tho library. These lists should be handed in before July 1, 1918. , O.'E. Wagner, W. P. Hetherington, J. H. Armstrong, Juncl2-19-26 Governing Board. Hartley Withers, editor of .the Economist of London, says: "Money jspent in war time on things not needed is money given to tna eneny." BOY SCOUTS TO BE TAUGHT BIBS METHODS A.. I). FRISTOE TO BE SCOUT BANKER-X5JOYS TO GET FIN ANCIAL HELP FOR VARIOUS ENTERPRISES. ' A good step in the right direction was taken by, the board of commerce men who are acting on the Boy Scout troup committees. Th sec ond troup was organized today when all Scout officials met at the call of Scoutmaster F. A. - Puffer. The bus-' iness taken up will be far rcachir.g in its scope and it is hoped thct the entire program will mukc.thc organi zation permanent. ' The officers elected are A. M. Hall, chairman Troup one; Byron Cook,' of Connell Drug Co., chairman Troup 2; A. D. Fristoe, treasurer of Scout funds. The matter of a Scout com missioner is under discussion and in the near future some choice wille made. The commissioner has charge of the supervision of all activities and is the chief administraitve offi cer. Mr. Puffer laid down the plan whereby funds may be provided for aiding boys who might need a tem porary loan to carry on some useful project in Scouting or to help pay for part of a suit The heart of the whole idea is to provide a fund from which boys may borrow in the regular way common to the business world. It is believed by many 'hat exper ience in business is thebest instruc tor, and it is the intention of the whole plan to let each Boy Scout have a chance to take regular re sponsibility in matters of finance and learn how to make out notes, compute his. interest, his profits on transac tions, to renew his note or any other regular piece of .business which he might meet in after life. The troup committees have pledged $2.00 per member as a starter and friends of Boy Scouts will be asked to loan $1 and not more than $2 to the fund with the understanding that the amount loaned may be taken back again at any time by notifying the Scout treasurer. A. D. Fristoe. ooys will uadertake a war garden for Uncle Sam. Beans and potatoes will be the chief products. Sharp competition will be aroused between the troups and various pa trols in the race for the best showing in production. Proper awards will be made at the end of the season to the troup and patrols making the best showing. Every Boy Scout in Belding is alive for strenuous food production for they are backing up the soldiers at the front with food. Food pro duction by any one is true patriotism. ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN FROM IONIA COUNTY SEVEN FROM BELDING GO JUNE 24. The local draft board for Ionia county, latex last week received or ders to get another list of men ready to go to Camp Custer to enter train ing for service later on in the great war now on between Liberty and the beast the all.ed nations and Ger many. The list of names as given, to the Banner-News by County Clerk Geo, W. Moulton, includes 115 Ionia coun ty men. Six of. them are from Belding, as follows: William Case, Will Richardson, Albert N. Salzman, Willard Fuller, Chas. Coleman and Art Strong are living in this city at the present time, while Jesse Al- tenberg of Birmingham, Ala., Addo Riker, Grccnv-.Ho, ElJlott, Chad wick ' of Ionia and George W. Schmitzer of Flint arc all local boys, even though they may be holding some . other city as their place of residence at the present time. 'The prerent call will break up a number of happy hemes in this city for Will Rkha-c! on and Albert oaiiTnar rme u&;h been recently mar- lieil iid while tneir brides may feel prouu o:s h:i ir'.; soldier-husbands, i..t ill the call io service will come ' hzrd, Lut'it will be met patriotically by the young couples. Eliott Chad wck of Ionia has also been recently married and will have to go. The complete list of name of those drawn for service from Ionia county is as follows: . ' 1296 Christ Chirchirillo, Ionia. 1297 William Casej BeJding. 1301 Merton Charles Wood, Belding 1304 Arthur Ray Campbell, Shiloh. - 1305 Ray Alv.n Wood, Ionia. -1320 Scott L. pouglas, Muir. : ' 1323 Frank Roman O'Mara, Lake Odessa. ' 1326 John Laux, New Brittain, Ct. 1347 William .James Mc Alary, jii Ionia. 1362 Edward Ockert, Muir. . 1371 Godfrey O. Petersen, IoniaL 1372 Harold E. Ritter, Lake Odessa 1375-Walter Refger, Ionia. 1382 Geo. Wayne Schmitzer,- Flint. . 1410 Joe A. Crane, Depont, Ohi6. 1423 Ora L.' Tingley, Ionia. 1433 William Rae Richardson, Beld ing. -1436 Harry Sprowl. Hammond, Ind. 1442 Frank Leroy Horner, Portland. 1453 Charles F. Clay pool, Lima, O. (Continuxd on Pago Five) r:r-. . . ... .. . .. - - - . MORE MED ARE lAWfl FOB AMIF SERVICE AT CUSTER