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WANTED Empty barrels and half
barrels. Get our prices on house
and barn paint and roofing. See
Clyde Knapp or Luther Berry. E.
J. Knapp Co., Mfgrs. of Wolverine
Elastic Paint and Cement 41-51-tf.
FOUND The best place in Bel
ding to get a good shoe shine. Elec
tric Shoe Shop, 120 S. Bridge St.
FOR SALE One 1 1-2 II. P. "z" type
Fairbanks-Morse gasoline tngine.
Telephone 10 or 8G. M. A. Reed.
WANTED Two men by the month,
work until the first of December.
One day hand immediately. Joel
Palmer, Orleans. 70-11-tf
FOR SALE A good used Buick. Jas.
Cramer. 81-12-tf
FOR SALE Seven acres of good
ground on gravel Toads inside of
city limits; splendid location. In
quire at Banner office. 77-12-tf
FARM FOR SALE The old Charles
Leach homestead. Fractional for
ty acres. Located 1-2 milo north
'of Orleans, on trunk line road, near
church and school. Pleasant home
with nice surroundings Reason for
selling, have about completed my
buildings on a larger farm and ex
pect to move soon. Joel Palmer,
Orleans, Mich. , 1 13 tf
BOATS TO RENT Silas Hull has
boats to let on Big Wabasis lake
, 11-14-tf
CIDER MILL Our cider mill on the
Lou Emmons farm, five miles west
of Belding and two and one-half
miles east of Grattan Center on the
state road will run, until further
notice, on Wednesdays and Satur
days, $1.00 per cask. Emmons &
Reed, Grattan phone 13-5 rings
FOR SALE 40 folding chairs. C.
II. Dailey at the ticket office.
, r 52-17-tf
FOR SALE Two cement bricf and
one cement block machines; one
cement sill and cap machine; one
dress overcoat, one pitcher pump
(new) i one Gearhart knitting ma
chine; one lot on north side. En
quire at 726 Ruby street, after 6
o'clock: 54-17-tf
FOR SALE Young pigs. Fred Du
mon, Smyrna, phone 128-6r. 49-17-4
CIDER MILL My cider mill on So.
Bridge street will run Saturday,
Sept. 21. After that it will run
on Wednesday and Saturdays. Al.
so cider apples wanted. Har
vey J. Currie, phone 391. 50-17tf
FOR RENT Nine room house on
Hambrook street; electric lights,
gas and city water. Tom Bracken.
FOR RENT Suite of rcoms, furnish
ed for light housekeeping. 216 W.
Congress street. 45-16-tf
FOR SALE House and Jot at 207 W.
liberty st. Mrs. O. Purdy, Orleans
WANTED Good cook at National
Hotel. 69-18-3
X)R SALE Registered Shorthorn
cows and heifers of the Bate 3
. strain, Lloyd Carlyle, Rockford,
Mich. Citizens phone 83-12.
FQR SALE Clover or timothy hay.
Art Werne, phone 265 1-L 1-3
LOST On Sunday evening a lady's
tan kid glove. Name "Balch" was
in the glove. Leave at Banner
News office. 64-18-2
FOR SALE Two work horses cheap,
weight 1,400 and 1,500 lbs. J. P.
Jacoby. 68-19-2
LOST A pocketbook containing
some money. Finder please call
at Lamb's store. Reward. 67-19-1
FOR RENT House at corner cf Ann
and Alderman streets. Inquire at
710 Alderman street. 71-19-tf
FOR SALE Good stove, cheap if tak
en at once. See Mrs. Al. Wells.
FOR SALE A Hoover potato dig
ger, a good power cutting box. Wm.
Wilson. 72-19-3
FOR SALE Good sized house and
barn, two lots, horse, two wagons,
buggy and garden tools, price $1,
' 000: time or part if desired; might
y trane for smaller place. , Inquire
at this office. 76-199-2
WANTED Carpenters on state
Community house, Camp Custtor,
' Michigan: Sundays double time.
Inquire of Chas. Hoertz & Son,
Grand Rapids or Rural Route No.
6, Battle Creek. Do not apply if
now occupied on war work. 74-19-2
FOR RENT House at 747 Jay St
Inqure at 303 Division street.
WANTED Girls for light factory
work in good surroundings; eight
hours p(;r day, five hours Saturday.
' Good pay to start and quick ad
vancement. National Biscuit Co.,
Grand Rapids, Mich. 75-19-2
WANTED To buy good cow; to
freshen by December 1. O. M.
Ayers at the Chappie & Co. mill.,.
WANTED To buy corn fodder and
also bean fodder. Henry Luick,
Belding. 77-19-2
LOST Package wrapped in mWs-
paper between Pleasant street and
the school house, on Liberty street.
a week ago Monday morning. Dr.
. T.'H. Steere, , 78-19-1
.WANTED Pony cart and harness.
Inquire at Banner-Newg office.
FOR RENT Rooms over the Hat
Shoppe. Phone 3C8. Inquire 716
Broas St - 81-19-tf
ing body for a first-class roadster
body. Inquire at the Banner-Newg
Office. 82-19-1
BUY W. S. S.
In view of the threatening rlational
drought the old soakers are investi
gating the irrigating possibilities of
furniture polish.
Tfucklnc and Moving
I am in shape to do your work in
short order. Any- kind of a job
taken care of.
L. H. Browned
Phone 23" Grattan Center
T. H. STEERE, D. V. M.
Veterinary Physician and
.Office, 324 Soutk PUasant Strt
PhoaNo. 32 B.Jdini. Mick.
Miller & Harris
Embalming and Funeral Directing
B. F. Frledly, Belding.
Bruce Fafes, Lowell.
R. A. Brown, Greenville.
Licensed Embalmers.
Mrs. Ada L. Harrington
Voice and Piano
Deep Breathing Voice Building
Conservatory with ,
Mrs. E. E. Cook
City Hall Telephone 200 Fridays
Studio 318 South Bride Strt
J. W. HANSEN, 171. D.
Eye, Car, fiat and Throat ,
Classes Fitted
RasmuiiM Block. CrtenvilU
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
J. C. Ballard, Funeral Director
A. J. Fitijohn Licensed. Embalmer
We Guarantee First-class Service
Belding, Mich.
Phone 150 Night Phone 148
For Sale
8 ROOM HOUSE on May street,
modern, corner lot, maple shade,
garage, large porches, in fine
location. Pricef 1.750.
8 ROOM HOUSE on East Center
street, steam heat, inside toilet,
electric lights, gas, non-resident
owner. " Cash or terms at a, bar
gain price, $1,250.
8 ROOM HOUSE on East Division
street, ttflet, cellar, city and
cistern water, to be sold on easy
terms at $1,100.
5 ROOM HOUSE on Pearl street,
modern except furnace: this is
on a nice corner and the cellar
is large enough to install a fur
nace. Price, $1,400.
8 ROOM nOUSE with toilet, gas.
electric lights, good cellar, wood
house, large barn, all newly
painted three and one-half lots,
corner location, to be sold at a
very low price of $2,200.00; pay
about $550.00 down and the bal
ance in monthly payments.
Farms and City Property Cash
or Terms.
Real Estate and Insurance
Phone 54
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War Problems Of Young and Old
The mustering into the army of
many of our middle aged men under
the new draft is going to show some
Incongruous situations. We shall
see men of 35 to 40 years of age,
trained and successful in business and
the professions, accustomed to lead
others and gifted with sound judg
ment. ,'- These, men will be under the
command of young sprout3 as offi
cers, a big share cf whom are just
barely of age. These young fellows
have education and have f acquired
military theory. Yet they have not
a tenth of the expedience or judg
ment of the men vtnom they are
about to command.
, It is the policy cf the army to de
pend for its officers quite largely on
young men trained in the colleges or
camps of the Plattsburg type. The
army officers are supposed to know
their business, and they properly val
ue the enthusiasm and courage - cf
these young fellows. These young
men acquire correct military theory
and their trained minds enable them
to take up new problems with facil
ity. As between the trained young
man of undeveloped judgment and the
untrained older man of wider exper
ience, training will be the hfghfcr
value. '
But there should be seme way to
take advantage of the experience,
common sense and "knowledge of hu
man, nature and gift for leadership
that a man should develop in a busi
ness career. If such a man is put
into the trenches as an ordinary
doughboy, there is a loss cf power.
It would seem as if such men,
knowing they would probably be
drafted, would do well to offer them
selves for courses at the officers'
training schools, and fit themselves
for the higher grades of service. Also
that the government should seek for
a larger proportion of officers of this
type, and make it r.s easy as possible
for them to get the needed training.
The Fourth Liberty Loan.
The American people are once
more, up aainst the necessity of
backing with money our boys the
trenches. All their sacrifice and
risk of life and limb will go for no
thing, if we are not willing to pro
vide them the equipment. Courage
asd skill amount to nothng unless
backed up by the most modern and
extravagantly costly outfit. War is
a terribly expensive proposition. Un.
less we are willing to meet its bills
generously, we must lie down and let
stronger nations rule over us.
The more we spend on equipment,
the fewer our losses of men will be.
Unless we are willing to stand stag
gering losses among our boys, we
must pour out the money without
The man whose country, whose
home, whose democratic institutions
are being protected by our young
men, cuts a very poor figure in the
community unless he is willing to py
the cost of the protection. When a
man offers his life to protect you, if
you won't pay for his gun and his
keep, you are a pretty poor sort of a
As the size of the army increases,
the bill for equipment grows. There
for the government is asking -for
about one-third more money than
Was raised on the last loan. It is an
enormous sum, but really only a small
fraction of our wealth. It can be
raised if we all take hold of it with
a willingness U do our fair share.
People. cannot expect to go through
these times and live just as usual. If
we cai't raise money for bonds any
other way, we must cut down our ex
pauses and go without things we are
used to. Only thus can we hold up
our heads iuthe community, or be re.
garded by our jielghbors as showing
common decency. Those who refuse
to take hold and do their fair share
art slackers for whom everyone must
feel contempt.
Sare Fruit Pit", Etc
There has been receptacle placed
at the city hall for the gathering of
fruit pits, etc., from which the filter
is made for use in gas masks. Ev
eryone who cannot easily take these
needed articles of common fruit re
fuse to the schools will be doing a pat
riotic duty if they will take them to
the city hall receptacle.
No Jackie Band.
Contrary to reports as circulated
from-daily papers, there will be no
visit of. the Jackie band to this city
on Saturday afternoon. Secretary
Brown of the board of commerce tele
phoned to Grand Rapids and found
out the scheduling for this city of the
Jackie band, Saturday, was a mistake.
Buy Bouds
of the Fourth
Liberty Loan
Next to the activities on the battle
fronts, a subject for grave consid
eration. The health authorities inform us
that it is very "necessary, in warding
t)ff this disease, to keep the body at
in even temperature and avoid the
sudden. changes so common this time
of year.
Nothing is more satisfying, no
-thing is more comfortable, and no
thing protects the body more than
perfectly fitting wool underwear. -'Stephenson
underwear is this kind
lind our assortment of sizes is very
"complete at this time.
Two piece garments and union suits
$1.50, $3.25, $4.00, $7.00
Concrete Road Construction.
By Wm. W .Cox, Deputy State High-
way Commissioner.
The construction of a concrete road
appears very simple to the average
person who has not made a thorough
study and investigation into the es
sential detail entering in the the op
eration from start to finish. Ade
quate jjrainape, preparation of sub
grade, selection of materials, work
manship and protection, all have an
important bearing upon the desired
tesults of' obtaining .a first class con
crete road. -1
The all too common practice of
placing concrete on a poorly drained
ferade cannot be condemned tool
strongly. Simply oecause of the
bearing power or rigidity of concrete
many are inclined to think that the
presence of water in the subgrade
dqcs no particular harm. A con
ttete road so placed may show up
very well for a short time, but sooner
or later the action of frost and the
result of heavy loaded vehicles will
cause the concrete to crack badly and
thus eventually result in complete
failure of the road. It is therefore
necessary to first provide good drain
age so that the water level in the
subgrade is at. least two feet below
the concrete. It has been" observed
That where concrete roads have been
built on new rights of way where the
entire grade was made new, that very
seldom any longitudinal cracks devel.
top. Also longitudinal cracks in -cuts
'approximately as follows: '
Per cent
Passing a 2 in. screen 100
Retained on a 1 in. screen not
' less' than ... ... ..25
Passing a 1 inch screen not less
' than .. 25
Retained on a 1-4 n. screen not
less than , ... . .05
If it is found impractical to obtain
"such a grading of gravel, and another
grading is used, it should be an even
ferade in respect to keeping the voids
Crushed stone should be good angu
lar fracture, even run in hardness and
when tested by standard method, it
'should show a toughness of at least
eight and a French coefficient of wear
bf not less than ten. Some of our
limestone deposits, if handled with
care, can be used for coarse aggre
gate. Crushed cobbles or field stone
when properly sorted, -can in many
localities be used to a distinct advan
tage. In the selection of both crushed
stone and gravel, coated or dirty 'ma
terial should be rejected, even though
the percentage of clay or silt is com
paratively small. The range in size,
even run and ler cent of voids for
crushed stone,4 should be about the
'same as for gravel.
Fine aggregate should be practical
ly clean of silt, clay or loam and
'graded approximately as follows:
Passing 1-4 in. screen 100
Retained on No. 20 sieve, not more
than 60
'Retained on No. 20 sieve, not less
than r
Passing No. 50 sieve not more than 20
A coarser sand is recommended
when used wjth crushed stone. Ce-
ment should meet the requirements
of the American Society for Testing
Materials ih 1&16.
' Water should be free from oil, acid
alkili? vegetable mater and fairly free
'from clay or silt. Th forms should
have a straight surface and should be
set in a true crrade and so thoroughly
fetaked that no movement can take
"place when concreting and finishing
is peing done. ine batcn mixer is
considered the standard and should
e so equipped that the number of
revolutions for a given length of timo
can be easily obtained.
' The amqun.Vof labor used in the
laying of concrete should be such
that every detailed operation can b
bompleUa at the proper time and Q
that the whole is a steady progres.
iqn. The moro nearly the propor
tions of coarse and fin aggregates
the proportion of cement and the con
sistency of the batches can be made
uniform, the most certain that the con
crete when seasoned will give an even
Resistance to wear. The amount of
Vater used in the mix should be just
enough to insure that the mixer will
completely discharge its batch to the
Conveyor. Alternate dry and very
wet batches will cause unequal shrink
age in the body of the concrete and
hence a wavy and unsatisfactory sur.
face by the" use of too much water
than in any other way. .
' The subgrade should be well satur
ated before placement of concrete so
as to avoid losing too much moisture
before the finishing is complete.
The finishing of the concrete after
being shoveled in place, should pro
ceed immediately. It should be sur.
face struck by a rigid template a few
times over and then allowed to set a
Tew minutes until the surplus water
tomes to the top. The use of the
roller of the Macon type has proved a
fereat help in the finishing of the sur.
iace. Another great advantage in
using the roller is that the ridges and
depressions made by the striking tern-
opiate are entirely removed by rolling
a few times over. It should be op
erated, however, yith care and judg
ment so as not to roll out the crown
cr make heavy depressions next to
the forms. The rollers which seem
to be the most satisfactory are about
15 inches in diameter, 5 feet long and
weigh about .75 pounds.
' Cracks and joints are admitted , to
be the weak points of a well con
structed concrete road, hence great
care should be used in the placement
of the joint and the finishing of the
toncrete adjacent to it. After a
joint is placed and the striking of the
concrete progresses towards the joint
there is more always an excess ot
concrete which has to be removed.
hence considerable puddling and work
ing of the concrete results at the com
pletion of the section side of the
joint in order to have the surface
true to cross section. It is therefore
recommended- that striking the con
crete should proceed towards the
joint enough so as to give about the
name puddljng effect' on both sides.
The joint should then be finished with
a snlit float and template so as to
finish both sides at the same height.
Because of the trouble encountered
1n finishincr the open joint, many au
thorities are now advocating the con
'cealed joint which is placed so that
the top of the joint is not more than
one-quarter inch blow the surface.
When concealed joints are used they
should be held in place as near the
jfface as possible -so tht tie. jcintTTV
L f 1 fll V- -J w . il
liUir win dc lurccu uu wuwt wio vwi-
'crete seasons and expands.
After rolling is complete, the sur
face should be floated with a wooden
float or belted to a rough finish. Con
siderable trouble is often encounter
ed when belting is tried, due to the
fact that inexperienced men attempt
to belt when the surface is too wet
or attempt to belt too fast. During
hot weather or when evaporation is
rapid, the surface should be protected
by canvas until hard enough to per,
rait sprinkling and covering with
earth. -. Different combination of ag
gregates varying condition of weath
er, and different brands of cement as
well as subsoil conditions seem to
Cause concrete to behave much dif
ferently than other combinations. The
mixing, placing and finishing of con
crete made from crushed stone and
sand is considerably different than
when gravel and sand are used. Con
crete laid in hot weather behaves far
differently than when laid in cool
The use of expansion joints is still
an open question. The distance be
tween joints varies coniderably but
'experience seems to indicate that a
one-half inch joint every 50 feet is
adequate. Concrete. which is laid in
the fall seems to expand the follow
ing summer more than concrete laid
during hot weather. Thus you see
the concrete road question is a live
and debating subject. . .
' Notwithstanding all the ; various
joints of view. I think We are safe in
saying that. 75 per cent of failures
and unsatisfactory results on con
crete roads could be entirely eliminat
'ed, if the essential details of good
practice and construction were thor-
'oughly observed.:-
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The "Bury The Hammer Spirit"
Every town has two types of citi
zens, and you can see them classify
themselves every day. The typical
knocker sits on. his front porch and
groans over this or that fault in his
home town. Perhaps his complaint
ja that the street is in such a dirty
condition. Why dont the street de-
Kartment get after it, he growls, and
e telephones, a complaint into their
Other people reflect that the street
appropriation is usually in an v ex
hausted condition and the road work
ers have only about money enough to
keep the surfaces decently passable.
So some of them have the public
spirit' themselves and clean up the
part of the street next their land.
If one man does that his neigh
bors are very apt to- take hold and
do their share. Neatness is just as
contagious as disorder. So it goes
in everything. . People forget to
knock when they take hold and work
for community purpoes. Where
this spirit of cooperation exists, the
knocker and his hammer are rarely
heard from.
First Numbers Out.
No.. 2781 Thosr Dawes, No. 438
Vern Wright, No. 535 John W. Cart
ridge, No. 348 Don W. Dean, No. 4
Floyd C. Mapes and No. 395 Roy
N. Ellis .were the first draft men and
numbers to come out of the glass vase
at Washington last week.
CTh;U tTc Call If a f lilf-iokd Mb
'fn TtfhoUSouUd Tttawgf?
Elociric Shoo Shop
120 So. Bridge Street
ies' and Gents' Shoe Shining
Parlor In Connection.
Buy Bonds just as far as it is possible
f oi; you to go so we can clean up on
that bunch quick V
the business more than 22 years.
Free Luncheon
To prove the superiority , of
Wouder Burner Home-made Gas
over any known fuel inany stove,
range or heater. Saturday morn
ing, Oct. 5, Lafayette St, near
Jacoksen's, Greenville, Mich. Don't
miss it.
Court for the County of Ionia.
At a session of said court held at
the probate office in the city of Ionia,
in said county on the twentiethday of
September, A. D. 1918.
Present: Hon. Monegomery Web
ster, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Wil
liam H. Shaw, deceased.
Julia Flanigan, daughter and one
of the legatees and devisees of said
deceased, having filed in said court
her petition praying that a certain in
strument in writing purporting to be
the last will and testament of said
deceased, now on file in said court be
admitted to probate and that the ad
ministration with the will annexed of
said estate be granted to Maurice A.
Reed, or to some other suitable per
son; It is ordered, That the "twenty-first
day of October, A. D. 1918, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon at said probate
office, be and is hereby appointed for
hearing said petition;.
It is further ordered, That public
notice thereof be given by publication
of a copy of this order for three suc
cessive weeks previous to said day of
hearing in the Belding Banner-News,
a newspaper printed and circulated in
said county.
Montgomery .Webster,
A true copy. Judgeof Probata.
Anna P. Webster,
Register of Probate. sept25-oct9
Buy Your Coffee now and save money as prices are
R. M. C. 35c Coffee, 3 lbs 75c
R. M. C. 35c Coffee, 1 lb. 30c
Just in, fresh roasted, our next shipment will retail
for 12c higher. Buy your winter's supply at the old
10 Bars any White Laundry Soap 57c
Palm Olive Toilet Soap, 15c bar . 10c
3 lbs. Prunes, cheaper than wholesale price, 3 lbs. 27c
Small Picnic Hams, Sugar Cured, lb 28c
Dixie Bacon, mild cure, per lb 37c
Fresh Pork Liver, per lb. in chunk 4 10c
Ham Butt rork at the ow price, perjb. . . 26c-
Ham Butt Pork, 25 lb. tub,
Clear Fat Back Pork, per lb 28c
Evergood Nut Oleo, highest quality, 2 lbs 65c
2 lb. Rolls Swift's Oleo, natural color 70c
2 lb. Brick Hollani Oleo
Hebe Milk, a few cases left at per can
v Brown Sugar Syrup, bring your pail, per gal.
Boneless Rump Corn Beef, lb. ...........
Cabbage, solid heads, per lb. ...........
Gdod Dry Onions for winter keeping, 1-2 bu.
Good Carrots, for winter keeping, 1-2 bu. . . w . . .
Good Bagas, yellow, for winter keeping, 1-2 bu. . .
Good Turnips, white, for winter keeping, 1-2 bu.
Notice of Meeting of Commissioners
Court for the County -Of Ionia.
In the matter of the estate of Wil
liam Covert, Deceased.
Having been appointed commis
sioners to jeceive, examine and ad
just all claims and demands of all
persons against said deceased, we do
hereby give notice that four months
from the seventeenth day of Septem
ber. A. D. 1918, were allowed by said
court forcreditors to present their
claims to us f or examination and ad
justment and that we will meet at the
office of Geoge Wagner in said
county on the sixteenth day of Novem
ber, A. D. 1918, and on the seventeenth
day of January, A. D. 1918, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon of each of said
days, for the purpose of examining
and adjusting said claims. ."'fir
Dated, Belding, Mich., - September
30, A. D. 1918. :
Geo. II. Engemann,
George Kempr
Oct2-16 Commissioners.
bate Court for te County of Ionia.
At a session of said court held i
the probate office in the city of IonlJ,;
in said county on the thirteenth day
of September, A. D. 1918.
Present: Hon. Montgomery Web
ster, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Mor
ris E. Hinds, Deceased.
Frank R. Chase, executor of the
last will and testament of said deceas.
ed, having filed in said court his peti
tion praying that a time and place
may be assigned for the examination
and allowance of his final account as
such executor,
It is ordered, That the fourteenth
day of October, A. D. 1918, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon at said pro
bate office be and is hereby appoint)
for hearing said petition;
It is further ordered. That public
notice thereof be given by publication
of a copy of this order, for three sue
cessive weeks previous to said day of
hearing in the Belding Banner-News,
a, newspaper printed and circulated in
said county.
Montgomery Webster,
A true cey. . Judge of Probate.
Anna P. Webster,
Register of , Probate. septl8-oct2
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