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TEE EANN NEW a- "Held in r Warier and letter THIRTIETH YEAR, NO. 8. BELDING. MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 17, 1918. THREE CENTS THE COPY. MELDING BELDING BOYS ARE THERE ANO READY TO 00 "OVER THE TOP" HUGO TALES WRITES PARENTS HE HAS BEEN IN MIDST OF TWO BIG RATTLES. June 10, 1918. Dear Mother and Father: Once again I am in a position to WTite more often than I have of late. I just received ycur letter of May 12 and was sure glad to pet it, in fact I haven't received very much mail late, ly. I did receive the package from Mr. Hetherington and I feel rather guilty for not writing him sooner but will do so in a few days. The pack age contained the cake and cocoa has never arrived as yet but. I sure have hopes. It is rather bad for us not to be able to get any packages from the States but will manage to get along until the order is recalled. 1 wrote you a letter on Mothers' day and I thirtk I have only written onb ' since. The papers had quite a num ber of articles in them over here in regard to Mothers' day and I think that nearly every soldier that had the opportunity wrote home on that day. Well, by this time I suppose the big day is over and I suppose the library is open to the public. Yes, I have heard the Marselleise a great many times and it is considered one of the most beautiful hymns. I sup pose it is awful hard to get help in Canada on account of the war; who is working the land up there this year? I haven't written Mrs. Widdi , comb as yet. I am .sure it would be almost impossible to get to see her as we are not allowed to roam around a great deal in the war zone. We have been hitting on all eight lately and have been doing some mighty good work. We have also been very for tunate as we haven't lost a single man up to date. Sturgis send his father a cable the other day and I enclosed a few words for Palmer. He will Wire you same. I have just been sent to school once more; have beenl here three days now. It is an auto mobile school run by the French army. It is the best school in France of its kind; they take up every make of car in every detail. It sure is fine. I am living high now, we have wonder ful food and the white sheets and good beds make a fellow homesick. The instructors are French officers and they speak very good English. Eu gene Sturgis just finished this school ' and now nas a commission; he has been in my section; in fact we have been together most of the time since we have been over here. You ask if I had been at the front. I sure have been right in the midst of the two last big battles and have seen a whole lot cf action. In fact I haven't miss ed anything since I have been over -here so far. You ask if it wouldn' be a good plan for you to keep my in surance policy for me. I have never received one. I think those are all kept for us in Washington. Will close for this time. From ycur affectionate son, Hugo. (Continued on Page Four) "DON'T SWAP H0SSES WHILE CROSSING RIVER" County Clerk George W. Moulton was in the city yesterday on business and also visiting his relatives and friends here, for the day. It seems that George is going to have some op position for the nomination for the office of county clerk this year from . the ranks of his own party, which fact looks out cf place when it is almost a certainty that the democrats of the county will place no one against Mr. Moulton in case he is re- nominated for the office. Looking into the matter somewhat and talking with both democrats and republicans who are of the opinion that this year is no year to change the affairs of the county clerk's office from the hands of an efficient veteran over to the hands of some inexperienced nov ice. Practically all with whom the writer talked were in favor cf retain ing Mr. Moulon in the office and we talked vith democrats who would be opposed to any republican under ord inary circumstances. We talked with democrats and republicans who would be opposed on the "third term" idea. Rut tne uppermost thought in the minds cf the men with whom we talked was that the office of county clerk, having as much of the welfare of the nation in hand as it has at present through the part it takes as a part of the war board, should not be changed from old, knowing, tried aod experienced hands and mind to a new comer, whose inefficient methods of conducting the business of the county clerk's office might change it from order to chaos. In other words, "Don't swamp horses while crossing the river," but wait with changing county clerks until after the war. Mr. Moulton is needed right where he is. Don Railey Injured. Don Railey was slightly injured in , an auto accident near Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon when the Dodge truck in which he was riding with William DeVlieger, left the road and struck a pole. Don was taken to the hospital where facial bruises and cuts and a number of sprained liga ments in his arm treated. DeVlieger escaped unhurt but the auto was dam aged considerably. Sergt. Wilbur Smith Is After Huns. Mrs. Wilbur Smith, formerly Alta E. Hall of Chadwick. received several letter from her husband, Sergt. Wil bur Smith somewhere in France, last week, stating ho-is well and on the move after the Huns. Sergt. Smith Assisted in the recruiting office at Grand Rapids and came here to look tip reciuits a yes ago. He spoke of tho ReJdin boys who went across the oa with him, Lee Holcomb, Floyd Picron C. Van Horn, Mike Hogan and Mr. Birch, all cf whom were o. k. and feeing fine. Sergt. Smith wants to be remembered to all his friends. Justice Court Doings. Justice E. H. Lapham's court wa occupied Monday with the cases of James H. Mead and William R. Ward vs. William and Carne Hatton. Mead; who lives near Lowell sued for the value cf a lumber wagon which he cla med the Hatton's had in their possession, and would not deliver up on demand. After hearing the testi mony the court gave a judgment in favcr of hte plaintiff for $30 and ocsts. In the Ward case the latter sued for labor performed oft -tTWood cutting contract in which he and the Hattons were interested last winter, while cutting and buzzing -wood for Wilbur W:lson. He claimed there was a bal ance due him or $53,75. Th the pro gress of the case it was shown that the Hattons had endorsed a bank note for $42.00 with Ward as first payment on a land contract which had not been paid by Ward. The court reserved judgment and decision of they case four days. Errors Will Happen. In our class fied section for a num ber of weeks back we have been run ning an item telling of a 120-acre farm for sale over the signature of Fred A. Gleason. The price in the advertise, ment has been $17,500 while it should have been $7,500 only a small mat ter of $10,000 differen.ee but which we want to clear up, at that. is. iTBrs SON MES LETTER FEELS HURT TO THINK SOME PEOPLE CANNOT THINK OF HIM AS TRUE RLUE. Somewhere in France, May 19, 1918. My Dear Mother: Your uear letter just received and thank you for it. They are many reasons why I cannot write to you as oi ten as l wisn; our ume is occupieu and stationery is, being difficult to get. You may imagine why. I am enjoying myself very much and amus ing my mends by taiKing rrencn 10 these kind hearted Jkrencn peopie. I've nicked the language up gradually it comes rather easy to me as I can already sneak several other languages what I cannot say in words. I say with my hands. You say, dear Mo ther you would like to publish another of my letters. I am afraid you would disappoint the good people of Relding for I am unable to write of the things they would most like; to read, but it would give me a chance to thank them all who sent me Christmas cards and many fine gifts. Relding should' be noticed on the map as a town of patriots because as much as I have traveled I have never seen their like. I have invested in Liberty bonds so as to save for the future. The Ger mans may cripple' me bodily but net spiritually. I am clad. Mother, dear, you work for the beloved Tied Cross because without the Red Cross over here a snldier bov would be as a lost sheen. It seems strange that some people work so hard for our cause, and oth ers are idle. You sneak of sending me candy; please do not? many boxes have been sent but none reached their destma tion. I am comfortable without can dy but where we are candy cannot be gotten. These people eat their bread and have long ago given up the idea of such extravagance as candy. You can perhaps send me some for next Christmas and I will give it to the little French children. Goodbye candy, ice cream and shows; some day we will again enjoy them. When I say I never felt happier or better in my life it's not because of the censor.' They will permit us to express our real feelings as long as we do not express our location, so do not worry about your boy. If God wishes us to remain here and experience a winter with our brave allies then we can surely stand it as many before us have stood it. If I had been brought up in a palace back of silk curtains and silk pillows, from such a standpoint the situation might seem grave, but I am only an every day young man. You-speak of arguing my case re garding my German birth that Mrs. says there are no born Ger mans who are loyal Americans. It is needless to say that it wounded my pride. Please ask her why 1' enlist ed. I am -as yet enly 22 and only. 19 when I enlisted for service in Mexico. I could now be earning a salary of $40 per week as manager of an Elks' club where I came from, which is more than I get a month now. I feel sorry for those who consider me disloyal and it hurts, but I will say, "Smile, smile, smile awhile, etc" I am a for eigner but did not have to be drafted. I am proud of that. Rut I will try to forgive and say there have been many disloyal American-Germans and they cast reflections upon the charac ters of he loyal ones. Everyone here doe's not doubt me and after all we must stick together as never be fore Italians, Greeks, Germans and all others, because we are all wearing the khaki uniform of the United States. We are wearing it to main tain and uphold freedom and liberty. Our favorite song now is: There is a long, long trail awinding Into No-Man's Land in France; . Where the shrapnel shells are bursting Rut we must advance: There are lots of drills and hiking Until our dreams all come true; Rut we are going to show the kaiser How the Yankee boys go through. It is sung to the tune of "There is a Long, Long Trail A winding," Cor poral Singer of Muskegon introduced it to our company quartette and it has made a great hit Throughout the 126th I beg to remain the friend of the good people of Relding and dear Mo ther, please let not the shadow of my foreign birth come between you and me. A bunch of newspapers would be a luxury to me and many others. I remain your loving soldier boy, Corporal Jamca P. Petersen, Co. I, 126th Inf., A. E. P., via New York. r SUGAR RATIONING I'll ALLOW OF 3 THAT AMOUNT PER CAPITA IS 100 PER CENT MORE THAN ALLIES FOLKS GET. Regulations forcarrying out new regulations upon sugar consumption by commercial users, effecive July 1, were made public by the food admin istration June 27. The new restric tions in sitrht for the six months be ginning July 1 will be on the basis of three pounds per capita monthly in order to supply the needs of the allies and of the American troops. The apportionment is about double the compulsory sugar ration of England, France and Italy. Commercial. users' of sugar will receive their supply un. der a certificate system. No manu facturer, wholesaler or retailer will be permitted to 'sell sugar to anyone except to householders unless a cer t ficate issued by the local adminis trator is presented. Local retailers may sell no more than two pounds at one time to a town customer nor more than- five pounds at one time to a country customer. Food administration officials are working cn details of a ration card by which they will enforce the three-pounds-a-month rule. The new rationing regulations are effective July 1. Every manufacture er will be required to certify his needs to the food administration before he can obtain sugar. Only the following products will get their full amount of sugar under the new rule: Canned fruits, canned 'vegetables,' explosives, meats, catsup,, chili sauce, drugs fcr medical purposes, apple butter, packers of preserved fruits, mince meats, glycerine, insecticides, capsules and ant poison. Reduction of less essential manufac tured products, including sweet drinks, to 50 per cent of their nor mal sugar requirements. Cutt ngfof ice cream manufacturers to 75 per cent of their normal amount of sugar. Under the less essential class which will get only half its sugar require ments, instead of 80 per cent as now, Hoover has included: Rarrooms, brewers, cough drops, dental preparations, dessert powders, drueirists who buv sutrar for reducing concentrated svruns. honev manufac- lJ L- " , 1 pounds row turers, hotel bars, ginger ale, glue, himself, through a-practical applica grape yjuice, ice cream cones, ioe tion to this study, of the real educa cream powder, jelly powder, marsh- tional needs of the laboring people. mniinwB mnlti milw mnnlp svmn. The list of instructors and teachers compounds, molasses and syrups, pat- of ri5r,rfci rnVL-w riw for printing presses, table syrup, vinegar L. Hockstad, principal .... 1.G00.00 .The Congregational Sunday school and whisky. Walter Deming, sc ence ..... 1,100.00 p cnicked in the park Tuesday after Soda fountains are hard hit by the Frank Donovan, commercial 1,000.00 noon where 50 or more spent a few new regulations. They are reduced Z. W. Storrs, agriculture . . 1,500.00 hours very pleasantly. The children to 50 per cent. Ruth Rlekkink, English 800.00 especially enjoyed the occasion and Ice cream has formerly been allow Naomi Gooding1, manuaT train- outing. The coming together at this ed unlimited use of sugar but after ' 1,000.00 time was given as a farewell greeting July 1 only 75 per cent will be allow- Muriel Fortuine, Latin and to Miss Clara Moulton who has been f nnA whpro ir rroflm U mnnnfAr. French 875.00 the efficient superintendent of the tured on the premises of any dispen- ser it will come under the 50 per cent Imitation. This part of the ruling will hit both of the local ice cream parlors, as they manufacture their own ice cream. The strain cn America to provide sugar for the allies is increasing. Only strict conservation will enable food ndminUtrntnr tv nrovlde renuire.. ments without being forced to more flmstir ntfn and further increase inj)rices. Sugar bought for canning purposes fruits, apple sauce or for any other of the numerous household purposes. The three pounds per month capita ruling must be used for these purpos es. Any person violating any of these regulations is subject to a heavy pen alty or imprisonment in a federal pen itentiary. " : Sarah L. Hopwood, principal ' Attention I. O. O. F. t and second grade There will be initiatory degree on Mary L. Dr'ggs, first rade next Tuesday night, July 23, at which Hazel M. Fortuine, kinder every member should make a special garten ...... ... ... effort to be present. Bertha Robinson .1. Somewhere in the U. , L (fa COIN TO M 9 ll Vnu -IEiiT ev-i; Mm I Let's All Play "Injun." H. J. Connell, the Rexall druggist, has an advertisement of exceptional interest to the boys and girls of the city, on page five of this issue in which he says he will give away ab solutely free, some highly colored, splendid headgeers. - Children turn to page five and read Mr. Connell's advertisement and j then be on hand Saturday promptly on time. TEACHING STAFF FOR NEXT IS NOW COMPLETE S. J. SKINNER OF ANN ARROR HEADS LIST IS HIGHLY EFFICIENT MAN. The board of education has practi cally completed the list of teachers for the local schools. The only ex ception and vacancy beinir in the posi tion of assistant teacher in the fifth crade. which is as yet. vacant. S. J. Sk nner. who 'comes to this city as superintendent'of schools from now on, is a man. who is very well qualified in the work ahead of him. Mr. Skinner is one of those fellows whom it is a pleasure to meet, a good sociable fellow, a gcod mixer and a S. J. SKINNER T" who will be warmly welcomed P?re. He is at present informing ? a.s t?ows: . S. J. Skinner, supt $2,200.00 Mary Underwood, mathema- ,c, and fcnglish . . , . . . I a rem Litle, English .... Elizabeth Raynor, music and ravY,,nK SarajGuidmgs, domestic art and science EdnaRiss, eighth grade . . . Ula Grace, seventh grade . .. Evelyn Rowen, seventh and 850.00 850.00 750.00 800.00 750.00 750.00 eighth assistant ........ 675.00 Agnes Doyle, sixth grade 675.00 .Sarah Helmick. fifth grade . . Kittie M. En gel, sixth grade ,t,Pr.ade Winifred Wilson, third and fourth grades ......... Grace E. Morrison, third ... Fairy Mount, principal third and fourth grades ... Stella Wilson, second grade Lillian Davidson, first grade : Georgia Ellery (Mrs.) kin- drcrnrtin V n $. A. HEAVY IH JULY PROSECUTOR'S REPORT VARIETY OF CRIMES AND LAW LESSNESS LOOKED AFTER BY PROSECUTOR'S ' OFFICE. Prosecuting Attorney J. Clyde Watt has just made public his report for the first six months .cf this year. It shows that drunkenness leads in all other crimes and lawlessness by a great majority. Itwill be an inter esting comparison to hold this report and place it alongside of the report cf the prosecutor for the last half of thio year, for during the first fcur month of 1918, the Ionia prosecu rr's office handled many a case of drunkenness which was due to booze being brought in from adjoining coun ts and which-was stopped on May 1 when state-wide prohibition" went into effect. The report shows a total of 312 convictions out of 321 cases handled. i No acquittals are chalked up against the prosecutor s record. une case was dismissed on payment of costs, six cases nolleprossed and two settled cut of court. The detailed list follows: Charge Pros. Conv. Cruelty to animals 2 28 Assault and battery 29 Rastardy 1 Rreaking into house in day ' time . 1 Disorderliness: Drunkenness 143 143 Non-support of family... 3 2 Non-suppoit and leaving state Vagrancy Unclassified 10 10 Fa e pret-.-nses 2 Grme and tun laws: Hunting with ferrets ... ? Ht tilth law iolation 1 Drfrauding Karding hous? Veeper ... 8 I: decency . 28 Ltr ceny: From the pfrson ... . . 2 Simple .. . 32 Grand I Local ope'ci l.iw violation.. 1 Mil urs, perniitt.ng to gamble 1 Mttor vehw: e law Speed.. 10 Not disnL.''n number.. 4 Driving while intoxicated 1 8 26 TO 1 1 I V 4 Motor cycH aw 1 M vi der, threats t I 1. 1 Exciting dMtJlance atjon of rohibttion I'1.00""" Stealing ri le nn railroad Drinking on train .... P.obbery, bein? armed . . Search warrant issued . J 3 13 . T u t a Church Held Picnic. school for the past two years, she with her sister, Mrs. Emma Lamb, leave this week for Los Angeles. Cal., to reside. At the close of a fine supper she was presented by Mrs. E. is Lapham in behalf of the school with a neat manicure set. - Roth Miss Moulton and Mrs. Lamb will be freat ly missed from the church and social activities of the city. i He Got His Man. DRUNKS Will 725.00 Undersheriff Mark Hoppough and 675.00 Deputy Will Marquette returned on Monday morning from Greensboro, 700.00 Ky., where they had gone to get a fellow named Miller, who stole an au. 650.00 tomobile from Elmer Cowan of Ionia . 700.00 several weeks ago. Undersheriff Hoppough says that he has been trail 725.00 ing the fellow and finally located ihm 700.00 at Greensboro where he was held by 650,00 officers for the theft of the car. Mark ! and his prisoner occpied the rear seat 650.00 of the car coming back and Deputy Marquette drove and Mark says that 725.00 on the trip, which lasted from Friday 650.00 morning until Monday morning, he never saw better crops. Everything 50.00 seemed to be just about as good as '.709.00 could be. InvenU New Sprayer. v Ray Hubbard has brought forth a new water sprayer which when at tached to a hose and city water pres sure applied knocks the spots off from anything so far produced In the same line that Ray is going to. have it pat ented if he possibly can. Ray has ineu tne contraption out ana it win produce and distribute a more even spray than anything he has yet seen. He went to Grand Rapids Tuesday to consult a patent attorney regarding the future of the invention. Rroke Arm Cranking Car. Lawrence, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Currie, cf South Rr dge street, broke his right forearm this morning when attempting to crank up the light Saxon truck which his father uses in his work. The little fellow has never had any trou ble before in cranking the machine until this morning when it kicked back like a government mule and broke the bones. Help! The editor would like to take a trip dewn to Lansing soon and of course vould like a 1 ttle spending money and would appreciate it if the subscribers would come across with the kale be fore he leaves. t S. S. DRIVE It n u fill HIE RAISE HOUSE TO HOUSE CANVASS RE- ING MADE AND EVERYONE WILL RE CALLED UPON. The War Savings Stamp Drive quo ta of more than $55,000 in pledges is slowly nearing its quota, the last re port being that the sum had reached nearly 548.000. The entire amount to be raised in this country is some thing like two billions and this amount must be raised by December 1, wheif the drive ends. The idea of selline thrift stamps. we understand, was taken from France where for many years past, even in peace times, the people were given an opportunity of investing very small amounts, even as low as one franc, in French government stamps bearing a very low rate of interest. This plan was found to work won derfully well, and the French people became known as the greatest money "savers" in the vorld. Instead of selling so many bonds the French gov ernment sold thrift stamps. It tend ed to bring the government closer to the people. All could, and did, buy thrift stamps, whereas they could not have bought bonds. The thrift stamp campaign will close Dec. 1, by which time the people will doubtless have taken the entire $2, 000,000,000 worth of stamps offered. If the war continues ! as now looks probable, doubtless another campaign will follow. Thrift Stamps and War Certificates make an ideal way for people of small means to save money and get a gcod rate of interest wh ie they are saving. The government asks all buyers to hold their certificates for the full five years, or until January 1, 1923, when they will net the holder over 4 per cent interest, computed quarterly. In case anyone becomes hard pressed and has to have the money, these War Cer. tificates can be taken to the postoffice and you will get ycur money back with interest at the rate of about 3 per cent per annum. Hundreds of little children in Reld ing are saving their pennies, nickels and dimes to buy Thrift Stamps. If we could know the share the children had taken in these stamps, the amount would be surprisingly large. Rut the best lesson of all of them, as well as for the older people, is the lesson of "thrift" and patriotic sacrifice fcr the benefit of the country. A house to house canvass is being made in the three wards of the citv and the quota is hoped to be raised. Canvassers are meeting in man cases with the cooperation of the people whom they so.icit for purchases, while in ether instances, people who are more than abundantly able to take several hundred or a thousand dollars' worth of the bonds have not done so and cases of this kind jnust be report, ed to headquarters and will be taken care of later. Whisky and Gas Don't Mix. An automobile driven by A. R. Mitchell and containing besides him self, A. M. Gillis, a lot of fishing tackle and a half p nt bottle of whisky came down Bridge street from the south at a rapid rate Thursday afternoon at 5:50 o'clock and when it reached the curbing on the ncrth side of Main street it jumped up on the sidewalk, narrowly missed a big heavy elecri line pole and shot across the street, crashing into a big automobile owned by M les Heath of Detroit. Mitchell was driving and claimed his brakes would not work. Mitchell appeared to be fairly well under the influence of intoxicating liquors and the two men were locked up in jail until about 10 o'clock that night when friends of theirs from Ionia, ; interceding for them, secured their release. They were back again Friday morning and when Mitchell was arraigned in Judge Lapham's court on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquors, he stood mute, as did his companion, who was arraigned on a charge of drunk and disorderly. The case comes up for final setlement again on Friday, July 26. The warrant against Gillis on a drunk and disorderly charge is undoubtedly a mistake as he showed no signs of having been drunk and was far from showing effects of drinking or being disorderly. Both of the men were anxious to square maters and did everything they could to right the damages. Alfred R, Locke of Ionia has been retained by the men a attorney. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Peckins of Lyons and Dr. and Mrs. Warford of Lansing, were week end guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Burris. iOT 19 READS LIST OF THE LOCAL 21'EnS LOCAL MAN'S NAME FIRST TO RE PULLED OUT OF BOX IN LAST I) RAIT LOTTERY. Sam Kane, a local man and one of the fellows who reached the age of 21 between June 5, 1917 and the same date this year was the first man to have his name drawn in the recent draft lottery and. when the time comes he will be the first one called in the list of men as given be low. The number printed before the registrant's name is his registered number and the names are printed in the order in which their calls will succeed each other: 154 Samuel Kane, Relding. 10 HarcJd R. McKendry, Ionia. 29 Elter C. Rhoades, Ionia. ' 17 Cleon Creighton, Portland. 74 Lewis J. Morrison, Ionia.. 13G Charles Roman Patrick, Clarksville. 145 Victor M. Steckle. 57 Maylord J. Richardson, Clarks ville. 76 Samuel Tencate, Clarksville. 78 Floyd E. Rishop, Sunfield. 122 Stanley W. Smith, Ionia. 87 Frank Hahn, , Ionia. 177 Clayton J. Carey. Ionia. 4 George Crcsby, Ionia. 130 Clare Lapo. Lake Odessa. 70 John C. Haffner, Ionia. 108 James A. Leis, Hubbardston. 28 Eddie L. Eldridge, Lake Odessa 89 Ernest Volpintesta, Ionia. 151 Denzel Snow, Belding. 90 Leo R. Mathews, Portland. 65 Chas. W. Jack, Ionia. ' 125 Riley E. Keefer, Lyons. 45 Glenn D. Hooper, Ionia. 72 Leo Smith, Ionia. , 135 Clarence M. Tasker,' Lake Odessa. - ' 61 Floyd J. Rier. Ionia. 91 Hobart M. Darling, Ionia. 51 Ralph M. Wilson, Belding. , 63 Lee L. Basom, Ionia. 41 Clarence Rich, Belding. 84 Glenn Morris, Orleans. ' 32 Guy R. Johnson, Ionia. 66 Russell F. Blackman, Portland. 16 Harry Young, Ionia. 191 Howard W. Jepson, Ionia. 153 John W. Mahar, Belding. 82 Dan L. Archer. Lake Odessa. 147 Floyd D. Josl'n, Belding. 55 Roy Clayton Ward, Lyons. 33 Geeorge W. Whitschelf. Ionia. 56 Rufus D. Lindley, Ionia. 102 Leslie K. Huffman, Portland. 48 George G. Bricker, Belding. 13 Leo J. Rittersdorf, Smyrna. 3 Chauncey L. Chase, Relding. 64 Cecil T. McCoy, Portland. 168 Howard Townsend, Pewamo. 137 Herbert L. Avery, Portland. 155 Stuart Sloan, Saranac. 158 Clyde Johnson, Belding. 11 James " E. Cowman, Hubbard ston. 69 Ray M. Cross, Portland. 35 Roy H. Clark, Icnia. 113 Ernest W. Pung. Portland. 62 Chester V. Giddings, Lake Odessa. 18 Carl Gierman, Lake Odessa. 54 Irving V. Avery, Ion'a. 81 George C. Daly, Belding. 173 Ren H. Rriggs, Portland. 189 Frederick A. Gaut, Ionia. 184--Percy C. Davis, Ionia. 8S Romeo Galossi, Ionia. 188 Winthrop Kimball, Lyons. 114 Chas. Rroks, Lake Odessa. 39 John H. Dehn, Relding. 30 Harry O. Burke, Ionia. 119 Harlod A. Salver, Palo. 187 Harry M. Jacobs. Icnia. 160 Ernest Webster, Portland. 08 Wm. Steele, Ionia. 49 Norwood Cranson, Hubbardston 25 Harry Myers, Ionia. 58 Lester E. Lampman, Ionia. 12 Wm. S. Drier, Smyrna. 34 Frank J. Humphreys, Ionia. 149 Ernest E. Osborn, Saranac. 112 Wilbur D. Brooks, Saranac. 95 Thos. W. Dutch,er, Portland. 77 Cecil Schlosser, Icnia. 466 Fay M. Link, Ionia. 8 Foster Lake. Shiloh. 107 Hazen P. Joslyn, Ionia. 93 Vern Sturges, Ionia. . 99 Harry Cramer, Ionia. ' 190 Samuel A. Dagen. 131 Roy W. Clark, Lake Odessa. 123 Wellington Gardner, Ionia. (Continued on rage 3) Custer Roys Want Games. We are in receipt of the following letter wh'ch is self-explanatory: The Rase Hospital baseball club would like to arrange games with any fast uniformed teams in the state for Sunday dates, in August and Septem ber." The medical boys have been playing, fine ball this season in the camp league race which is now ended and they, are anxious to tackle some independent talent, games to be play ed away from the camp. For infor mation with regard to arrangements for games address Sergeant Joseph Decker, Base Hospital Detachment; Camp Custer, Mich. It's Captain Bias Now. Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Diss received a telegram Monday morning to the effect that their son, Lieut. W. A. Riss of Fort Renjamin Harrison, Ind., had been promoted from lieutenant to captain and the good news was very pleasing to them as it Will be to Capt. Riss' friends here. Prior to his entering the army Capt. Riss was holding a position on a Kalamazoo newspaper. Open Air Union Meetings. July 21 Rev. Edward Humphrey, speaker: Rev. J. Fred Iulg, 'chairman. July 28 Rev. J. Fred Iulg, speak er; Rev. P. R. Norton, chairman. August 4. Rev. W. A. Riss, speak er; Don Cook, chairman, i August 11. Rev. P.' It. Norton, speaker: Rev, W. A. Biss, chairman. August 18. Church of Christ. . August 25. Congregational church. Orlo Morso is treasurer of the Union association. An ignorant man is a critic. merciless