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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1918.
THE HOLDING DANNEn-NEV5 PAGE FIVE t-; D -4 r It LC3AL Ifta About Our Totrn and Its PtopU Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pinkham, Miss Mary Pinkham and Fred Pinkham, all of Hilsdale were week end guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Pinkham. Miss Madge demons Jeft Monday morning to begin school in McLaugh. lin Business college, Grand Rapids. (I Let us. tell ycu how to avoid pay ing high prices for eggs next winter. Wortley & French. Adv. Mr, and Mrs.,A..C, Snyder left on Friday for their r7!e in Oil City, Pa., after a few wc' s' visit with relatives in Michigan. ' They visited the form er's sister, Mrs. Alta Hall of this place. . Mrs. IJ.P; JJcElroy returned Fri day from the Vest where she has been visiting the r tit fsw months. , 1 , Mr. and ' Mrs. t'rarl Packard and son, Cecil, left Tuesday for Vickery ville to spend the Fourth. You will save money' by buying wall paper this year. Large stock at Wortley & French's. Adv. Miss Jessie Raymond 'returned re cently, from a visit with her uncle at Detroit - She was greatly impressed with life in the big city. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Washburn have returned from a few weeks' vis it in St. Paul and Chicago. Mrs. W. A. Wilder returned Mon day night from a visit with her son, Ned's family, at Yonkers, N. Y., while Ned was away on a business trip to California. Her grandson, William (Ned's son), accompanied '4er home for his summer vacation. ATr 'Anna Afrwin io vioifinrf Vioi eie ter, Mrs. Sidney Brown and family and mother near Ashley. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Dodds and son, Gerald and the Misses Maud and May Bignell visited relatives at Saranac Saturday. ' Should you desire a clean dry place to store household goods, see G. E. Wortley. -Adv. n Edward Ammerman of Conawan- An. W. Y. i tViA friipof nf Viio ctcfor Mrs. Zcb " Sovprppn Will Irish of Virginia visited his brother Leonard and family while on his furlough home. Miss Rosina Bignell called on her grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Dicken at Smyrna Monday. Mrs. A. Webber is visiting. relatives at Lansing. Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Dodds and son Gerald and Mr. and Mrs. Will Dick ens and daughter spent Sunday with friends at Harvard. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt went to -Ionia early Wednesday morning to catch the Grand Trunk train for Pontiac, where they will spend the Fourth with his father. Mert Eaves took them to Ionia, this latter part of the item is seemingly not so very in teresting but it lets the public know that Mert got up early that morning, a noteworthy fact. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Barcey of Flint were guests of her sister, Mrs. W..J. Martin over Sunday. J. E. Weaver is seriously sick at his home on Liberty street. An op eration disclosed the fact that he is suffering from cancer. - No time like the present to stop in digestion and stomach ills. Mi-o-na tablets do the work. Sold by Wort ley & French; your money back if they fail. Advertisement. Advance Paid Shares for sale at $60.00 per share will be paid at maturity $1oo.oo per share Earnings amount to 5 1-2 per cent when metured in about lll-2 years. 4 per cent interest paid if with drawn befofe maturity: deldk:3 duildk:g i and -LOAN ASSOCIATION J. V. Rickle was a Sunday guest at the M. Urrh home. Harry Jones and son, Ernest, of Chicago were Monday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Johnston." . J. McNaughton of Lansing called on relatives here Sunday. Mrs. Macreie Welch is visitinir at Blanchard and Mecosta. Miss Balm Ames is visiting her mother near Blanchard. E. overeen of Detroit visited his mother last week. " Edwin Dorr returned to Haymarsh Sunday. His son. Asa and family drove to Evart where they met Foster Dorr and family at Big Lake and en joyed a family reunion and picnic for the . day at the Dorr cottaee, Mr. Dprr then accompanied his son Foster home. i Miss Irene Burns of Grand Rapids it' home with her mother, Mrs. Mary Barnd for a week's vacation. ; Otis Fuller, son of Joshua Fuller, was ip the. city Wednesday. He has been .vrking with his . father on the farm In Orleans but becoming imbued with the war spirit he enlisted Tues day loathe .navy at Grand Rapids and will go to the Great Lakes training camp. - ! Otis was a graduate' of our schools in 1912 and lived here with his parents when they were running the National hotel. Wortley & Frenchrihe well-known druggists, have a special proposition for anyone who is suffering with rheumatism. Ask. about the Rheuma plan. Advertisement. Brought In First Raspberries. Vern LaDow brought in two crates of 16 quarts each, of red raspberries, Thursday, and 'they found a ready sale on the local market at 22 cents per quart, The berries were of the first heme to be put on sale here and were of the best quality., E. E. 'SLYE, . CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF. I am a candidate for sheriff on the Republican ticket at ' . the primary election, to be held August 27. 1918. If nominated and elected, I will give to the people of Ionia county a good, clean and business-like administra tion, and I solicit the support of the voters upon this kind of a platform. Yours truly, E.-E. Slye. Ionia, Mich., May 27, 1918. Adv. GRATTAN Mr. and Mrs. Biirton Partridge and two daughters, Avis and Elmira, vis ited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleming, of Ithaca, over Sunday. Mrs. Mary Osmeris caring for Mrs. Ed. Cyrne and babe."" Dr. Vandenberg of Grand Rapids, was called in consultation for Mrs. Ida Matice, Sunday. lire condition is very serious. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foy visited her parents, near Trufant, Friday and Saturday. There will be a sneaker from Grand Rapids Y. M. C. A. Sunday cVenirig at the M. E. church., Everyone is cor dially invited to atend. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brownell and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. Piatt Rowland. Sunday. - Remember the date of the L. A. S. social to be held with Mrs. Jay Norton Thursday afternoon, July 11th. (Letter received to late for full publication). GOttinrtii OIHS IE TO CE S B WILL RELIEVE LABOR AND IN ' DUSTR1AL CONGESTION IN THE EASTERN STATES. The man who makes a successof his business is not the man with the most luck, but he man who tries hardest. I MUSKRAT FOR FOOD I The enormous numbers of carcasses of muskrats which are thrown away after the pelts have been removed Is a waste of food.- The muskrat Is an ani mal of most cleanly habits, la most discriminating ih choloe of T food, and Is a very acceptable addition to the table. The writer can speak from personal experience to the ef-- J feet that when cooked as rab- bits are cooked the meat of the muskrat is extremely palatable. . As a matter of fact, muskrats are sold for food In some of the eastern markets and some bunt ing clubs in the East have ani mal banquets in which the muskrat forms the chief dish. In some (laces this animal is Known as the "marsh rabbit. It is to be homed that this T means ofN reducing the cost of T living, aunougn sugni, may not be, overlooked. F. L. Washburn, Minnesota Experiment Station. Hill I ft I M miiHuiiimntiiiniiiHtmniinnmwimw If You Buy It Of Willoughby You Know. It Is Good. Practical Gifts for Soldiers Our Assortment is Good and the Quality is of x , the best. Such things as a good Radio Wrist Watch, one thing that is need ed by all, Icy Hot Bottles in Kahki holders to go over the shoulder, Comb, Mirror, Nail File, Identifi cation Card, Photo Holder, all in rnie case, Mess Kit, Sig net Rings, etc. . Or we can make the old watch into a Radio dial at a very nominal cost. When looking-for gift's for soldiers remember Will oughby's is the best place to come, the place where qual ity is always higher than the price. ' YOURS FOR QUALITY, PRICES AND SERVICE tl 'M. L. VillouGhby JEWELRY and TATIIEPHONES Watch Makers and Inspectors for Pere Marquette Railroad. Thirteen Years in the Jewelry Business. The committee appointed by the board of commerce to attend a meet ing in Grand Rapids of Industrial rone Np. 10 of District No. 8 for handling war brders, reports as follows: , The government has divided , the United States into 20 districts for the" purpose of equalizing war orders, relieving twsptoirtation congestion and avoiding ,too great a shitting jjf lafcor. - . ' ' 1 The lower peninsula of Michigan is District No. 8 and this district is di vided in zones, Grand Rapids and the adjacent towns being Zone No. 10, This meeting'was called for the pur pose of organizing this zone and elect mg a permanent chairman. Dudley E. Waters at this meeting was elect ed chairman of the 10th zone and it is the intention that the chairmen of the several zones in this district No. 8 shall meet every two weeks and take up and straighten out any mat ters necessary relative to war orders to be placed or already placed in ths district. It is the desire and intention of the government to as far as possible dis tribute war orders more evenly than they have been able to' in the past so that each section will get its propor tion of this business as its ability is found able to handle. Until recently 85 per cent of all the war orders have been placed within ' a radius of 500 miles of New York city and this has caused not only difficult labor condi tions but serious congestion in trans portation facilities and it is to avoid these conditions that the government desires a more even distribution but until the districts are thoroughly or ganized and a careful survey made of all industries in these different dis tricts it is impossible to intelligently place these orders. - A report is -to be made on blanks which will be furnished for that pur pose, showing the equipment, floor space, class of labor, etc., of each in dividual industrial in each zone and in this manner much of this business can be distributed to the smaller concerns who ajre now not able to enjoy any of this business owing to the fact that they are not oCsufficient size to justi fy their taking a full contract but are in a position to take part of a contract by having it sublet to them from some larger industry. Durinir this meeting the fact was brought about that the government Is going to require within the next year nearly 50 per cent of the-entire indus trial production of the United States and this means that every community is going to be asked to do its neces sary share from an industrial stand point. - The representatives at this meeting were men connected with every in dustrial life of practically every com munity in thjs zone and all of them were deeply interested in the entim ?rooeding and gave 'evidence of the act that every possible effort would be made to assist the government in any way possible and incidentally to procure for this zone some war or ders that can be profitably handled, and at the same time relieve the gov. emment in some of its present con gested districts that are now trying to handle, more than their share of this business. . " . As soon as these blanks covering tha industrial survey are "received the different manufacturers will be asked to fill them in and they will be for warded to Dudley E, Waters, Chair man, at Grand Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hi4ks and daughter, Avis, went to Grant "Wed nesday " morning to visit his sister, Mrs. Harmon , Kohler. A daughter of Mrs. Kohler( little Miss Eoma, who has been visiting here for the past week returned home with ; them. CAUSE OF DISEASED UDDERS Bitter Taste and Rf eld Smell In Milk Traced to. One Cow In Herd Cases of Sere Throat. Dairymen have occasionally been puzzled by a bitter taste and rancid smell in milk, produced under sani tary conditions, it has been found that such conditions can .arise from, one cow in the herd with a diseased udder and a bacterium has been'lso lated as the immediate cause In the milk. The bacterium credited as. the disturbing factor is said to belong to the group lactls aerogenes. dn a farm in Wisconsin they found three cows af fected with mastitis to which was traced the cause of 200 cases of severe pore. throat, among the persons using milk from the herd. MUST' RAISE DAIRY CALVES .To Increase Number of Cows It Is Ad visable That Farmers Begin Raising Their Own. If we are to increase the number of cows, as seems advisably, some farmers must raise calves of the dairy type. It Is hoped that many farmers will decido to begin raising cows and producing dairy products. The first essential will be food for the family, then surplus to sell, then soil fer tility which will be possible where cows are kept. AVOID FILTH IN CALF PENS Important That Young Animal Have Clean Stall and pry Bedding Dirt Breeds Disease. Many of the troubles that the calves of this country aro heir to can be traced directly to unclean surround ings. The calf should hare a. clean, dry stall, clean palls from which to eat and clean, dry bedding all the time. Flltli breeds disease more quickly In the calf pen than anywhere else. ' Saw the Busy East Dr. and Mrs. G. F. Smith returned Monday evening from a month's so journ in the east, visiting a number of cities there and being impressed greatly with the magnitude of war preparations which are being carried on in all cities dwn east. The doc tor said the east is - just one huge workshop. They had a fine enjoyable time while away but Belding looked good to them when they got back. i Mrs. John Rickle was called to Fennville by the serous illness of her daughter. ' , . The force at Carten's big stores had another of those enjoyable social events on Thursday evening in the way of a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carten at the home-'of Mrs. Alice Caine, where the bride and groom are at present domicile!. About 35 walked in most unceremoniously, but with a sumptuous array of ""eats" and took possession for the evening. It was a very pleasant occasion and be fore the close the bride and groom were presented a very exquisite cut glass water set. Ionia Standard. Mrs. Carten was foifneity Miss" Estelle Brooks, a teacher in the local schools last year. ; OUR PART IN FEEDING NATION (Special Information Service U." S. Departrtient of Algriculturev) CITY MEN AS FARM HELPERS mi nx--. The Service That Some City Men Ren dercd Last Year in Saving the Potato Crop Can be Duplicated Now in Grain on Fields, Truck Farms , Etc. COOPERATION OF COMMERCIAL CLUBS NEEDED Farm Labor Shortage Such That Heroic Measures Are Necessary Opportunity Jfxr City Men to Repay to Nation Part cf the Debt They Owe the Farm. Suppose you close your store next Tuesday lock it up ana go away all day how much will you lose? Some thing, certainly. But suppose, tomor row morning, you display placards over every counter telling your cus tomers that the store will not be open Tuesday, that the entire sales force is going to put in the day lighting for the freedom of America, and ask them to buy on Monday what they need for Tuesday. How much would you lose then, even if your competitor on the next corner should keep open all day and hustle for business? A lit tle' possibly. But don t you think it FARM LABOR ITS .YOUR PROBLEM: The farm labor problem ia one It is one that the farmer alone It is one that hte farmer alone cannot solve one that' the farmer cannot even solve with the aidof the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor,, and all such agencies. . It la a problem that affects the city man and in the solution of which the dty man mustvhelp. . Practically every" business man in an agricultural region Is depend ent, in Targe measure, on. the. farm ers. If they fail, he suffers. lie owes it, therefore, to himself not less than to his country to give ev ery possible assistance. Write to the Department of Ag riculture, Washington, D. C, for a copy of "The Farm Labor Problem Manpower Sufficient is Properly Mobilized by Cooperation and Com munity Action Study the 'problem aa it applies to the farming communities on which you and your business depend for the largest measure of success. And get busy helping with the solution. ' That is a business duty you owe yourself and your customers, pat' rons, or clients. . It is equally a patriotic. duty you owe your country would be bread upon the water, that would return to you, and after not so many days at that? Don't' you be lieve that for every customer of yours who went to trade with your competi tor during the day you were closed, three of his would come to trade with you within the week? Must Fight in The Furrows. Urban people have got' to do some fighting for freedom in the furrows this spring, su mmer and fall. They have got to help the country win the war by helping the farmer produce food which means that they will be helping themselves most of all. With the exception of a few mining and manufacturing centers, the vil lages, towns and cities of 100,000 or less are mainly dependent for their success on the prosperity of the farm ing communities around them. They have good times or hard times in proportion as the farming operations in their trade territory succeed or fail. In normal times, even, sensi ble self-interest prompts the business man to encourage and aid the farmer. Now, in the stress of war, the prompt ing to help the farmer comes hardly less from good business judgment than from patriotic impulse. Here is the situation: The farmers will need additional labor to help cul tivate and harvest the crops they have planted. This situation can not bo met by legislation. The task imposed upon the Israelites by Pharaoh, , to make bricks without straw, Vas an easy Job compared with the task of making labor by law. In largo measure tho needed labor must come from tho peo- Ele in towns whoso business docs not avo to bo kept humming every min ute. Men Who Were Farm Boys You know, a very large proportion of business men havo been farm boys. Just make a mental canvass of the men in your block or your building. iou remcmocr wnen they came in green from tho country, sunburned and hard as hickory. Tho fact that they aro now among the best business men in town docs not f rove that they couidnt st-Jl t good farm work. Whri not so loner aco. when Bill Brown rushed in to get a few balls of binder twine, and to put a little extra money in the bank and chaffed you about the ease of your job and how soft you were, you probably boasted that you could shock wheat or walk between the plow handles with the best of them. Of course you could- and of course you can. t Maybe you can't hold it as long as some of them, but you can do it as well. All right. The time has come for you to do it You never made a boast that you could not back up, did you ? f , , If your town falls down on this matter; the country wil suffer a little. It will not suffer a great deal, because most of . the towns are not going, to fall down on it t But if,, your town falls down on this matter, your town will suffdr more thana little. ' . You know tvliat happens to trade when the farmers all around are short on crops and have barely enough money to scrimp by with.' ' Commercial Clubs Should Act. , ' Take . the matter up at the next meeting of the commercial club or board of trade. Or, better still, call a special meeting. You havo influ ence enough to do it or have it done. Here is what Clarence Ousley, assist ant secretary of ' agriculture of the United States, says about it: r ''To, render this assistance to the farmer and to the nation, the local commercial club or business men's as sociation shoiild appoint a labor rep resentative or a small and active com mittee on farm labor. This labor rep resentative or committee should make a canvass of the business men, clerks and others in the town who have had farm experience and who are willing to close or leave their places of busi ness on certain days or afternoons, or for long periods, and go out on the neighboring farms to help. This labor representative or committee should either get in touch with the farmers themselves or with an agent repre senting the farmers, such as the mas ter of the Grange, the president of tho Union, the, manager of the cooper ative creamery or store, or the county agricultural agent and ascertain just how many men each farmer can use to advantage during good W'eather and particularly during certain rush per iods in planting, cultivating or har vesting. With this information on tho farm labor needs and the number of workers available, tho committee can assign the men whohave volun teered to help Jnx this emergency to the various farms in the , neighbor hood." .V;' ' THE FARM AND THE CITY MAN Spend five mintues thinking over what you owe to the farm. Very likely it gave you the stam ina and strength of character that has made you a success in the bus iness world. Certainly, it has giv en those things to some of the men upon whom you rely for maintain ing that success. In one way or another, directly or indirectly, it gives you a large part, probably the bulk of your business. Without Its contribution of food, neither your home nor your busi ness house could continue in exist ence. That is what the, farm means and has meant to most dty men. You will know best just what it means to you.' Now, having thought it over, re member that the farm is in such dire need of labor as it has never known before. . And get ready to do whatyou can toward repaying the debt you owe the farm not repaying it so much to the farm, either, as paying it to your country in genuinely patriotie service. Make a record of your vacation with a Kodak '.. '. ". -. , ' Get one NOW at trie CORNER DRUG STORE Wortley & Freimdhi m'im Shall be preserved ALONG WITH THE OTHER BANKS AND BANKERS IN THE COUNTRY THIS BANK IS SOLIDLY BACK OF OUR GOVERNMENT IN THIS WAR. N . WE URGE EVERYONE TO PRACTICE" ECONOMY AND TO -PUT ALL THE MONEY YOU CAN SPARE INTO OUR BANK. THEN YOU WILL BE IN A POSITION TO BUY- LIBERTY BONDS, HELP OUR GOVERNMENT AND HELP YOURSELF.: : v ' . THIS IS THE PRACTICAL WAY TO HELP BEGIN TODAY.' BELDING SAVINGS BANK THE BANK ON THE CORNER Capital, Surplus & Profits over $75,000 Closing Out Wash Good: We hae many lines of Wash Goods thakwere bought at old prices that we are still selling at old prices. 36'inchGal8teaf 50c value ' 2(2 30 inch Linen finish Suiting, 35c value , (JJ .39c 3G inch Figured Voile, 50c value for . . .... ... ... ...... 27 inch Figured Lawn -' ' H EZ ... ...JLeJv for 3G inch Chiffon Silk, GOc value for . .... . A 36 inch Crepe DeChene, 75c value . - Extra good values in Hose and Underwear.