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YiTDNESDAY. JULY 3. 131S.
tiie czldikg danneiwjevs page rar.E Local Items 11 Abwut Our Town And Ita Popi Miss llazcl Punches of Sidney re turned to her home Saturday morning after having been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Leon Casner for the past several weeks. The Misses Blanche and Edith Glass are at home for the summer vacation with their parents, Mf. and Mrs. A. M. Glass. Miss Blanche Glass has been teaching in the high school at Bessemer, Mich., while Miss Edith Glass was one of the graduating class at the Ypsilanti State Normal school and is now in possession of her life certificate. She will teach in a school at Grosse Isle, about 10 miles south of Detroit next year. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Weaver went to Greenville Saturday morning , to spend the day. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Oberlin and little son went up to Sand Lake Friday eve ning to spend the summer vacation at the home of her parents. Mrs. Jay Hubbard retued Thurs day evening from a short visit with her son, Don Hubbard and family, at St. Johns., Clement Rosek-and his aunf. Miss Agnes Rosek loft Saturday ignht for their homes at Sand Lake to spend the summer vacation with tho home folks in the old home town. JMrs. George Anthony wa3 a Grand Ilapids visitor Saturday, ' Mrs. Wm Coulter and son Theo dore left for Big Rapids Monday night having received news that' her father, Geo. S. Terry, was very seriously ill. The Cooley district of Otisco town ship went way over the top in its ouota for War Savings Stamps. Robert Wells outdid all others by taking an even $500. Libbie Osworth is visiting relatives in St. Louis. - Fred and Ed. Bailey are visiting in Perrinton. Willie Watson of Grand Rapids is spending his vacation with his grand, parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kennedy. 1 Toftv ArhnrHi in "The Bell Bov" Saturday ' at the Empress theater J Matinee at 3 o cioctc Mrs. Clara Scott went to Clarksville Saturday morning to visit for a short time with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bussell left here Saturday morning for a trip, taking in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Milwaukee and other places visiting with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. John Bowles went to Blanchard Monday morning to visit the latter's brother and family, who live near there, for the summer vaca tion. Born To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kennedy, on June 8, a daughter. Miss Reta Mary. Both mdther and daugh ter are doing well, according to Dr. Dutt, the attending physiciam Miss Helen Darby, the trimmer at the Stanton & Sabine millinery store during the past season, left Wednes day to spend her vacation at her home in Pittsburg. "What can I do for falling hair?" Use Parisian Sage; this also cures dandruff and itching scalp. Wortley & French sell it Advertisement. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kline are' enter taining Mr. Kline's parents from St. Louis. Miss Iolene Burt went to Orana Rapids Saturday morning to spend her vacation with relatives and friends there and at Hastings. Mrs. Glenn Hudnutt and baby went to Camp Custer, Saturday morning to visit their husband and father, who is in training there. From there they will also go to Hastings where they will visit for a time with her parents. . MV .TfKi Hartman and babv. re turned home to Stanton, Monday after. noon, after spending a lew uays visit ing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hatton. Mrs. John Shekels 'and two child- ren. of Ionia, returned home Monday afternoon, after having visitul for several days with relatives and friends here. v " Mrs. B. D. Kneeland of St. Johns returned home Mondat afternoon af ter having visited afc-the home of Mr. and Mrs. - Ellwood Rockefeller and more particularly to see the new son, who arrived at. that home some time recently. , Harry Willett of Alma returned home Monday afternoon after having visiting for some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. LvMoon of Smyrna. Don't forget to use the telephone when you have an item dealing with visitors nt your own or some one else's home, parties or other social gather ings in the city or vicinity or any oth er items of interest wnicn may come before your mind.- We appreciate these favors and gladly wa.t on tele phone calls to take tlum over the wiro h(ii1(; vou are materially help ing to make a better and more newsy paper for the-community by so doing. Mrs. J. r... uswortn anu aaugniurs, Bernice and Marie, were in Green ville Monday. , Powell-Shannon. n Ritnrrlflv. June 29. at 2:15 o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Mil dred Mary Shannon pledged her troth to Frederick C. Powell, Rev. H. S. Ellis performing the ceremony at tne home of the bride's mother, v Mrs. Kate Shannon. The bride was dain tily dressed in white voile and satin while the bridesmaid; Miss Grace Shannon, a sister of the bride, was dressed in sand colored silk. Sherman Moore, a close friend of Mr. I'owell, acted as best man. A dainty luncheon was served af ter the wedding ceremony by Mr. and Mrs. Stahhn M. Shannon and Mrs. E. M. Stahlin, to 22 guests, Mr. andx Mrs. Powell receiving the con gratulations of the assemblage in the meantime. iney. aiso were ine recipients of many beautiful and val uable gifts of silver, cut glass and china. ' Both Mr. and Mrs. Powell are well and very favorably known in this city and vicinity, the bride being a daugh ter mt one of the oldest families in this city and Mr. Powell, through his life and' habits here, has shown him self to be a highly cultured and splen did young man and the Banner-News joins in with their numerous friends in wishing them long useful lives of love and prosperity, as one friend said in congratulating the happy young couple, 'May your lives be as your arithmatic your joys be added, your cares divided, your sorrows sub tracted and your pleasures multiplied." GIM STORES v HEEDED TO FEED T EIIIH LARGE QUANTITY OF FOOD IS CONSUMED BY SHIPLOAD OF SOLDIERS GOING "OVER. TIIE IONIA STATE HOSPITAL REQUIRES TIIE SERVICES OF ABLE BODIED SINGLE MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER OUTSIDE THE DRAFT AGE AS ATTENDANTS. WAGES START AT $40.00 PER MONTH, WITir BOARD, ROOM, LAUNDRY, ETC FURNISHED, WITH RAPID INCREASES UP TO $65.00. GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND YEAR-ROUND WORK FOR ACTIVE MEN OF MIDDLE AGE. PERSONAL APPLICATION PRE FERRED. BOX 494. IONIA, MICH. Advertised Letters. Elijah Evans. Walter Schultze. Mrs. Jennie Christensen. Miss Bessie Connell. Mrs. Alton Elliott. Mrs. L. G. Mowatt. Mrs. Lena Munson. W. F. Bricker, P. M. July 1, 1918. The kaiser is locking anxiously for the fruit of victory. In his case it will be a lemon. Keeping Vour Farm Machinery Up To War Efficiency THE farmer must keep his business in working order . all the time, if he is to successfully do his part in the Great War and reap the profits that are his for the taking. Every minute of the day must be put to productive work. There is a busy season ahead. Every minute lost tinkering , with his farm machinery replacing rusted parts must be conserved to increase his crops. An Implement Shed will double the life of your machinery. It will make it run more easily, do better work, and cut repair bills to a minimum, v . The Implement Shed illustrated is easily and quickly built. It pays for itself in increased efficiency. And it becomes a permanent asset when built of White Pine. White Pine stands the weather without warping, or twisting, or rotting. Every board stays just where you put it. That's why White Pine is the cheapest in the long run even if it costs a little more at the start. Practical working plans, specifications and bill of material for the Three-Wallet type of Implement Shed or for any other type of farm building wil be furnished, on request, together with bur estimate of the cost. ' i Farm products today buy more lumber than they ever did. See us today. We have the lumber ready to load onto your wagon. nn SPEdDID ADDRESSES DELIVERED AT RECENT cor.ir.iErjcEr.OT An" account of how soldiers are fed at sea is g.ven in the daily newspaper published on a transport: "Outside of providing 210,000 meals at sea. the mess officer of the ship has very little to do. Very little. "lie is only called unon to provide, by the regulations, 180 different var ieties of food. That's all. Ever try to order 180 different things to eat? Yet this is the authentic list "The food ne'eded to feed several thousand men at sea ranges beyond the glutton's dreams. You get the answer in the ship down below the water line, where 7,290 loaves of bread have been baked in one day, and where you stumble over every variety from 00,000 pounds of beef to 132,000 eggs, or a compartment of brick ice cream in a 10-degree-above-zero vault. "And if this doesn't suit you can bump along into 4U,324 pounds of po tatoes, 7,100 pounds of ham and bacon, 7,800 pounds of butter, 9,200 pounds of sugar, and 01,500 pounds of flour. If you can t get a meal out of this you can stm iau. oactc on 4,ouu pounds of .sausage, 3,400 pounds of sauerkraut, 20,0UU pounds or apples, 1U,800 pounds of oranges and 4,200 pounds of onions. And this leaves out 1,000 pounds of jam and 9,400 pounds of lima and navy beans." Kev. Forman a Composer. Rev. Leon Forman, of Frontier, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. For man of this city, is the composer of the following; which we think, by the way, to be the best poem on the sub ject thus far published: "How Hell Happened to Move." The devil dwelt in the fiery lake For a million years or so; With little to do but to sit and bake . In the roaring brimstone glow. He was growing old and his back was bent With the toil of endless years; , As he thought of the fruitless ages spent, His eyes filled up with tears. It seems, he said, as he blew his nose With a loud and fearful roar. That this old joint will have to close And bolt and bar the door. The world is growing so dog-goned good In these degenerate days Thaf I can't get results as a devil should, And running this mill don't pay. My business methods are out of date. My energy all is spent. A few more years like these of late And hell will be for rent. He slowly and sadly raised his head, As the office door swung wide. And the office imp stepped in and said: "There's a gentleman just outside." Well, show him in, tht devil snarled, And the imp ducked out the door. An inspector come from the other world, He's been here oft before. But the devil started in frank surprise As again the door swung wide, He scarcely dared to believe his eyes r or a stranger naa sieppea insiae. He quickly arose to greet his guest uitn a crave ana couruy bow: For he noted the medals upon his breast And the crown upon his brow. I'm Kaiser William, the stranger said, From the land beyond the Khine I notice your business is somewhat dead. Will you look at a plan of mine? Your equipment is ancient. Your plans are old. Your plant is all run down. Your imps arc lazy. Your fires are cold. The place has lost renown. Then the kaiser opened his sample case And said. I am proud to tell That I have right here, for the human race, . . , A brand new type of 'hell. I have savage hordes at my command I have ships, and forts and guns. I can crush the people of every land With the Kultur of my lluns. I can raze their cities and raid their towns. I can outrage and plunder and kill. TilL all shall know, from the rulers down, The power of Kaiser Bill. Everything in Building Material Phone 8 I can ravage the mothers and daugh ters fair. And the innocent child at play. To my submarines and my raids by air Will fall an easy prey. I have poisoned gas, and star shells bright; I have liquid fire and spies. And I claim to possess a special right From the throne up m the skies. Your plan is bully! the devil said, As he grasped him by the hand. , We'll put the jadlock on this old shed And move to the t atherland. Then the devil called all his imps until They stood, everyone, in line. Then he fired the bunch and left with Bill For the land beyond the Rhine. Thus hell has moved from its ancient stand , To the palace in Berlin. The devil and Bill rule the Fatherland And the two look just like twins. They work in harmony, I've been told, And the devil says he finds That they far outclass the hell of old With the new one on the Rhine. L. G. Forman. The following valedictory by C. Edward Johnson, valedictorian of the class of 1818, was delivered by the young man at the commencement ex ercises, Wednesday night: Parents and Friends: Thd president has decflarfjd that our aim in this war is "to make the world safe for democracy." It is a contest between democracy and au tocracy. The fate of the goyern ments of the people, by the people and for .the people hangs in the bal ance. We are fighting for the de mocrats ol the world and are sacri ficing that they may live. But whatsis a democracy and of what importance is education in one? Our first conception of a democratic government is the liberty and oppor tunity which its citzens possess. To us it means the liberty for which our forefathers so bravely fought in 1776. It stands lor freedom for the individ ual free speech and freedom of re ligion. Castes, feudalism and those who believe m the divine right of kings have no place in a democracy. They are antagonistic to its principles of liberty anj equality. Individual liberty depends upon that of nations. lhe nation cannot be' subject to a f ore gn power if its citizens are to retain their liberty. Our forefathers when they framed the government under which we now live declared that this nation is "ded icated to the proposition that all are created equal. Each citizen is sub ject to the same laws and each en joys the same priv leges. Nations! who declare that all men are equal, on one hand and treat their weaker neighbors wrongfully on the other hand, are not true democracies. The rights of the small nations are just as sacred as those of their more powerful neighbors. We are fight ing today to justify this principle to prove its force to Germany. lhe people are the rulers in a democracy. Each c tizen has Ills vote with which he determines who shall make and execute the laws. Public opinion has a great deal of in fluence in forming the laws, and each man, through his vote, may say which ones shall be enacted. The power of government is vested in the people and what the government does depends upon the pe nle. ' Before we decide of what import ance to a democracy is education, let us ask what is education? Education consists of a series of instruction and discipline which is in tended not only to enlighten the mind but to tra n it to think and the will to act. Education means to lead out that is to train and develop the student for future usefulness. In high school the students are brought together with the common purpose to acquire an education. Here we have a small decmoracy all have equal opportunities, for advancement and all are governed by the same rules. Here, too, each student, through con tact with his fellow students, is learning the art of living. He is ac quiring the ability to live among peo ple through which comes harmony in the home, the commuinty and the country. The art of thinking is another of the lessons taught in school. Know ledge is of little value unless it can be used. Throutrh thoueht facts are connected and relationships are seen. A wide knowledge enables us to think in greater terms. When these two lessons have been learned well, the student has also learned how to live in a democracy and be part of one. He obeys his country's laws, not only because they are laws, but because he sees the justice in them. As a member of a democracy he knows that every law which, is for the common good is his and for his good.' ' Besides having a duty to obey his nation's commands, tie must see that it is both a duty and a privilege to help make these laws. The right of suffrage for the common people and the consideration given the popular will distinguishes a democracy from other governments. Each-citizen of a democracy has his vote with which he chooses his officials and guides the course of his country. Since the people, through their votes are to rule in a democracy, it is evident that they must know how to use their votes wisely and for the common good. To teach them this. is one of the great p'urposes of educa tion in America.' Our forefathers realized the importance of education to the. future of our country when they established our great system of free schools. They saw that govern ment was safe only In the hands of a free educated people. Todav we see the results of their Lforesight and realize how great a part education has in a democracy. We nave seen educated peoples! rule themselves successfully and the fu tile attempts of the uneducated to manage their affairs as well as the appalling results of trying to rule an uneducated people unrighteously. America is leading the world today in democracy because she has taught her people to rule themselves. Parents: Each member of this class, the class of 1918, owes to you a debt of gratitude which he can nev er repay. For the past 12 years you have sacrificed much that we might reach our goal graduation. Tonight we have reached that goal and are ready for greater tasks. Our indebtedness to you is great and we sincerely hope that our efforts in the future will show a part at least of our gratitude to you. To the members of the board of education, I wish , to convey the ap preciation of this class for the inter est which vouxfiave shown in our welfare. Besides providing us with a fine corps of teachers you nave add ed new courses to the curriculum and have offered greater opportunities for our development. For these things and your .unfailing interest in us we are truly thankful. Teachers To you we shall owe a large share of our success in the fu ture. You have been instructing us for the past four years in the things of the past and the present and how to apply their lesson to, the future. You have helped us to gain some ap preciation of the great opportunities of life. Whatever successes we may achieve in the future, we shall all remember that you were our teachers in Belding high school. Juniors Tonight we shall cease to bo seniors, and you will become the senior class of 1919. In your new position you will have new and in creased responsibilities and tasks. You will be the highest class in Beld ing h gh school, the leaders to whom the rest of the school will look for the right example. Harmony and co operation will lead to a most success ful senior year. In behalf of the class of 1918, I wish to extend to you the best wishes for success and hap piness in the future. Classmates For the past four years we have struggled hard to reach our goal graduation. Tonicrht wt have achieved our aim. Tomorrow we go forth as citizens of our great democracy. We are determined to do, for her no less than our best. May the lessons we have learned in school guide us through life and lead us to true happiness. We bid the future "WekomfcF and to Belding high school and our teachers, one last affectionate "Farewell." Salutatory. The following salutatory was giv en by Miss Myrtle Treat, one of the clas of 1918, B. II. S., at the recent commencement exercises: Parents, friends, teachers, and schoolmates: In behalf of the senior class of 1918 I greet you. Your pres ence adds greatly to the pleasure of this occasion. Tonight we come be fore you for the last time as the sen ior class of 1918. You are here to share with us the crowning event of our high school life. Whether this period of our lives has been a success or not, can better be determined by the successes and failures in the new life which we are about to enter. Never before Jiave graduating class es of the United States, both in col leges and in high schools, had such great opportunities. .The war has called many professional men and wo men into its ranks, these places are be'ng filled by educated young men and women. Not only in this coun try," but also in Europe, young people are needed. American men and wo men must bear the burden of recon struction. In this crisis it is not only ouf duty to ourselves and our parents, but also to our government to pre pare for the great tasks that will be given us. i , Browning says. "Afcrisis brings out the best there is in us." The times in which we are living are a true test of character and will bring out the best or the worst in the individual. Likewise, the next few years will prove whether or not education has fitted young men and women for liv ing. We, the class of 1918, will soon have a chance to measure up to world standards. In the previous years we have been guided by friends, teachers and par ents and while we shall be uncon sciously influenced by their precepts, yet we must learn to depend upon our selves. To the juniors who have so kindly helped us in making out last year so successful, we extend our sincere thanks and our hearty wishes that their senior year may be as pleasant and as worth while as ours has been. To our teachers we express our ap preciation! of their careful guidance, the ready interest and the inspirations they have given us. To our parents we express our filial gratitude and love, their due. We can never realize how much they have sacrificed, that we might enjoy the opportunities offered by a high school education. Surely the , best way to repay them is to make the most of oUrselves, that they may not feel that their sacrifices were in vain. We, the class of 1918, welcome you, and ask that you share to the utmost our commencement. LEMil OF Cim-BLACK . WATCH, LOIIELV THOUGH CRIPPLED. CALLS IT GREAT LIFE TO DO HIS BIT OVER TWO YEARS' SERVICE. The Banner-News is in receipt of the following letter from Prvt. II. G. Underhill, a member of the .famous Canadian "Black Watch" which saw so much service in the earlier battles of the present great war. Pvte. Underhill laments the fact that he is without friends, but we believe there are enough readers of the Banner-News who will show by their acts in sending this hero enough cigarettes, etc., to prove to him that he is not without friends. His letter is as follows: ' . London, Ont., June 29, 1918. Editor Banner-News, Belding, Mich. Dear Sir: I am a returned soldier who has served four years in the Can adian army, although I am'an Amer ican. Would like to have you run this in your paper as I am without friends. I am now in a hospital re covering from wounds. I would like to have some young lady write to irie. Would also like to have some cigar ettes and writing paper. I joined the famous Canadian Black Watch in August, 1914, Went, to France in February, 1915 and have served two and a half years in France. Have been in nine big battles, besides several bdmbing raids; was wounded in the thigh and had a broken knee and a broken jaw. It is a great life, all right. I was glad to go and do my bit but I am glad to be home again. Yours sincerely. Pvte. II. G. Underhill, 15307, 13th Batt, Canadian Black Watch, Field Hospital No. 1, Carling Heights, London, Ont., Canada. ::ti;i;i:::it;::nri IReinniTO July 15th I will remove, my stock to my new location, one block east, commencing and continu ing until otimrdoy, Jiy Bargains you cannot afford to miss. Some lines we are going to discontinue. Many of the goods offered are much less than wholesale prices today. Remember, we do not want to move the goods. Come in, you may see just what you want. Re member, no telephone orders oh goods quoted. Long Lake Bus. I will run a bus to Long Lake, Heth's pavilion Saturday, June 15, taking passengers for the dance. Bus will leave from IV M. depot at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 10(V3-tf. Bert Riker. When you buy War Savings Stamps you do not give you rrcerre. . 1 V c. J Lloyd Burger Candidate For Sheriff on the Republican Ticket. Your support will be appreciated at Primary Election Aug. 27, 1918. (Political Advertisement) 6 spools Coates Best Sewing Cotton . . .25c Children's Dresses at less money than the material would cost today. Buy them and put away Jtor next year if you do not need them now.: Ages 2 to 6, 29c, 59c and 69c Ages 8 to 14, 98c and . . . $1.19 1,000 cards fancy Buttons, values to 15c, to close at per card 7c Shoe Strings, 3 pairs of 5c black or tan, all sizes 10c Round in black, white, tan or gray, regular 10c value . .7c Dutch Cleanser per can 7 l-2c Dust proof Wardrobe Bags, plenty large enough for suit or coat, each ... . .m.9c R. M. C. Crochet Cotton, all numbers, white .or ecru, per spool ... 9c Printed Voile', 27 inches wide, per yd. 15c 3 5c rolls Wax Paper 10c Odds and ends in Tablets, Note Books, etc., to clean up all 10c tablets 7c; 5c tablets ... ... .4c Girls' or boys' Cowboy Play Suits, sizes 4 to 10, each ... 79c Envelopes, linen finish, pkg. .5c - Boys Shirts, regular 50c, to close at . .39c sizes 12 1-2 to 14. Tokio Mixed Paints, most-all colors: 1 pt. cans 3(c; 1 qt. cans ... ... 60c 1-2 gal cans $1.10; 1 gal cans . . . , .$2.20 , Post Cards, per dozen ... ... ... ... 7c Children's Gauze Vests, 15c kind, all sizes ; ....... 10c Rit, the dye soap, all colors , .". . . . . . .8c Pearce Handy Cold Pack Canning Rack : 4 can Rack with lifter .64c 8 can Rack with lifter '.89c Lifters each .. . .v. 15c Uncle Sam says "Cold Pack". Fibre Chair Seats, black or tan, all sizes, regular. 10c, . . . ... . . ... . . . . . . . .8c Handkerchiefs, 7c kind ... ... ... ..5c Cross Bar, 2 for .... . . . .5c Men's handkerchiefs 10c kind 7c; 4 for 25c Children's'Side Elastics, black or white 10c BATHING SUPPLIES Bathing Caps 19c, 25c and r 50c Bathing Slippers ... . 29c Bathing Suits ... 75c up Water Wings . . . .............. .29c Boys' Knickerbockers, several different kinds, sizes 6 to 16, per pair ..... ,59c PICNIC SUPPLIE3 Paper plates, per dozen . . . ,5c , 2 doz. Napkins . . . V .5c 2 doz. Tin Spoons . 7. ... ... ,5C 25 Paper Drinking Cups ...5c Shoe Taps, men's waterproof, 35c kind 27c Men's, Women's or Children's 15c kind 11c Talcum Powder Mennen's, Colgate's or Williams', all odors. . . . ,15c 10c pkg. Bias tape, Stickri braid or Ric- Rac braid . . ..... . . . 5c . Toilet Soap, a good sized cake of different' odors, worth 7c, per cake , . . ... . . ,5c 8 rolls Jap Crepe Toilet Paper . . . ... .25c Crochet Hooks, 10c kind with cap, all sizes at . . . ... . . .5c Bone Hair Pins, 6 in box, 10c kind . . . . ,7c Granite Ware. A lot of odds and ends to clean up at a 'fraction of its value. HOSIERY Ladies' in black and white, some seconds, others, samples, regular and put sizes: Rib tops, values to 50c, choice . . .29c Children's in pink and blue, not all sizes, values to 25c at ... ... ...... 15c Ladies' black and white mercerized gauze lisle, 50c values ... ... 35c Vegetable brushes with handle . . . . . .4c 1 lb. Cake Paraffin ...12c ..... ... SHIRT WAISTS 65c values ... . . . . .... . 55c S1.19values . . . 93c Georgette Crepe, Crepe DeChine.and Wash silk 10 per cent discount. $1.98 10-quart Aluminum Preserving Kettle . ... . ....... .. $1.59 A lot of short lengths in Dress Goods values up to 40c yard 15c Salted Peanuts, Saturday, July 6, 1-2 lb. 10c One lot Shakespeare Surface bait regular 50c kind, to close out ,20c Window Screens, adjustible, all sizes, 20 per cent discount. A lot of odds and ends in dishes at bargain prices to close. 5 bars Lenox Soap ... ...... 24c Phcne 315 FA ITEMSOM'S Fhcns 315