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Local Items txll About Our Town And It Ptopl 1 - ' Miss Melvina Gardner of Smyrna was in town Friday morning to meet her cousin, Miss Ocil Church f Ionia. Major Chaso was in town Friday on business. Kalph Thomas of Lansing having recently returned from Camp Custer is visiting his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. (ieo. Carothers and other friends in Belding. Mrs. Amby Goodenough of Stanton visited with Mr. and rMs. Geo. Car others, the latter's mother, a few days and Mrs. Geo. Carothers accompanied her to Ionia, returning Friday. Mrs. Tom Dawes and daughters, Pearl and Hazel, were in Ionia Friday on business. We are in the market for b--you want hay, straw, feeds or flour, see .us first. P. II. Maloney & Co. Adv. ' Mrs. Susan Krupp and Mrs. Harry Yountrer were in Smyrna Saturday. Mrs. Ed. Tower and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joslin and son, Edgar, spent Saturday in Smyrna, Miss Edith Williams went to Grand Rapids Saturday for a short visit. Miss Cora Skellenger spent Satur day in Grand Rapidys. Harry Hookstad, who has just been released from the naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., has been visiting his brother Lars Hockstad. He retunvea to Detroit Saturday morning. Mrs. Millie Mawatt and mother, Mrs. Stevenson spent Saturday in Grand Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Olds were In Smyrna Saturday attending the St. Patrick's program. The Empress program, on page three, has some very good numbers in this week's adv. The East Otisco Farmers club will meet with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Coop er, April 10, 1919. French Arnold returned Thursday from Lansing where he "had been at tending the Michigan State Plumbers convention. We are in the market for beam. If you want hay, straw, feeds or flour, see us first. P. H. Maloney & C?. Adv. You are all asked to remember the W. C. T. U. benefit t the Empress theater on Friday evening, March 28. Wallace Reid in "The Firefly bf France," a Paramount picture, is the offering. It has to deal with the aviation and the secret service. Ad mission 10 and 15 cents. Mr. and Mrs. George Force of Greenville who have purchased the Winegar property moved into thedr new home the last of the week. Mrs. Geo. Cooper left for Flint on Monday to spend a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Culson. "The Torch Bearers are on their wav'.' Adv. St. Mary's truild will meet with Mrs. M. L. Willoughby Wednesday afternoon, March 26 at 2:30 o'clock. Bohemiam lunch will be served.' Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hatterly return ed to Flint Wednesday after visiting a few days at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Spicer. Mrs. Hatterly was formerly Miss Keitha Spicer. Mrs. W. S .Hutchison and two chil dren. Helen and Donald, returned to Flint Monday after spending ovetr Sundav with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Spicer. The Michigan Good Reads film will be shown at the Empress theater this Friday evening. It is a wonderful lesson in the art of road making and is very instructive at this time. See it. Rub Parisian Sage en your head and you will not have to scratch the dandruff off; cures all scalp irritation, gives a luxuriant head of hair. Wort ley & French sell it on money4ack plan. Adr. Here is Your Chance For a home with advan tages of both city and coun try. Three and one-half large lots with fine garden space, trees, shrubs and lawn. A good eight-rocm house, modern'" except fur nace; large barn with stables, garage and room for chick ens; all newly, painted and in good repair. Price $2,200 less than two-thirds its full Value; part down, rest on easy terms. Reascn for selling, owner leaving town. Call 807 Broas Street or Phono 147. . Would Have Iler.ry Ccrr.s Here Byron F. Brcwn, secretary of the local board of commerce recently sent a communication to Henry Ford in which Mr. Brown extolled the vir tues and good points of the city f Belding and offered Henry any in ducement which he might ask in caso he would bring his proposed mam moth automobile industry or any part of it to this city. Byron said that ho really could not state whethv Henry would seriously consider the matter or not but that the board ol commerce never let anything of a liko possible nature slide by without making some effort on behalf of the city and he was not going to let this occasion go by without letting tho Detroit manufacturer know that there is room and the opportunity for a good share of his manufacturing business and that a hearty welcome would await him should he decide to come up here. other heme ncht this we:!: Caturd-y to which they ir.vita all your..pccpis who want to enjoy a good time. TLt.o, 7:30. DIE C! APPEAL TO PUDLIG 10 HOLD IIEIIl O.S. STROPS ARE GOOD INVESTMENT AND PATSIOTIC DUTY TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT TO CARRY ON. Builds Modern Bungalow. Jesse Godfrey has purchased the lot and house building situated at the corner of Pleasant and Center streets, owned by Charles Luce who inherited it from his sister, Mrs. Emmaline Weaver, when the hitter died and Mr Godfrey hasv torn down the main part of the eld house and in its stead is erecting a modern up-to-the-minute bungalow which will be a credit to the neighborhood. Obituary Mrs. Chas. Heimbecker. Sarah French was born on the French farm in Deerfield township, Oct 2, 1888. Here she spent her girlhood until she was united in marriage with Charles Heimbecker, Dec 15, 1915, when she and her husband went to Lansing, Mich., to begin their home building. To this union one son was born, Charles Veloise, February 16, 1919, who remained but a few short hours to brighten their home. Stricken with that dread disease influenza, which has left so many homes desolate, and though every thing was done that could be done by loving hands, she passed from thla life to the life beyond March 6, 1919. Being 30 years, five months and four days of, age at the time of her death. It seemed sad that one whose life was so full of promise should bo called from us, but we know that while God's ways are not our. ways yet God's ways are the best. She was of a kind and loving dispo sition, helping those in need, she loved her home and made it a home indeed for her . chosen one. Those that are left to mourn their loss besides the husband .are Miss Elsie French of Belding, Mrs. Jennie Moulton of Ionia, Ira of Morley, Charles of Olivet, Mich., Warren of Traverse City, besides a host of friends. V'.;.: The remains were brought from her home at 2017 Forest Ave.. Lansing, Michigan, to her brother, Ira's home at Morley, Mich., where services were conducted by Rev. Bateman, March 10 at 2 o'clock p. m. And there sur rounded by beautiful flowers and looking as though she had just fallen asleep, friends and neighbors came to pay their last respects to the de parted. And so among old scenes of her girlhood days she and her infant son were laid to rest in the family lot in the Aetna cemetery there to await the resurrection morn. Postmaster Bricker has received the following message from Washing ton relatives to the holding by pur chasers of the War Savings Stamps which they have bought and which many are turning in and asking for their money back: Office of Third Ass't P. M. Gen., Washington, D. C. To All Postmasters: Regulations of the postmaster gen eral and instructions of this otlice heretofore issued have clearly defined your duties in respect to the sale of War Savings certificate stamps and the procedure necessary for their pay ment. They are not transferable, but when stamps are properly affixed to a War Savings certificate, owners of stamps are entitled to. payment af ter 10 days' notice in writing Unreg istered War Savings certificates at any money order postoffice and reg istered War Savings certificates only at the office of registration. Many owners of stamps are pre senting them for payment, seemingly on the assumption that the govern ment no longer needs tho money re ceived for them. When it is true the war is practically at an end, it is equally true that a large part of the expenditures of the war must still be met by the sale of War Savings stamps and Liberty Loan bonds. Tho sudden termination of the war left the government involved in expenses that might in part have been avoided if it had been known when the wai was to end, but of course it was not possible to anticipate this event. The financial obligations of the war must therefore continue for many months and the national treasury needs the money received from the sale of War Savings stamps to aid in meeting them. The expenses of demobilizing the army and navy, the return of our boys from France, the care of our sick and wounded soldiers, and other liabilities incident to the war, all call for a continuance of the same patriot ic effort that the owners of War Sav ings stamps made during the tragic struggle. Nevertheless, the original owners of War Savings certificates . yn th stamps affixed must be paid if pay ment is demanded, but I urgently re quest every postmaster to appeal to them courteously to refrain from de manding payment unless their finan cial condition absolutely requires it. I have full faith that when the people understand the needs of our govern ment they will defer asking payment until maturity of the certificates. ; A. M. Doekerv, Third Ass't P. M. Gen. Methodist Church News. Last Sunday was Minute Man day at the Methodist church. Minute men spoke at the morning preaching ser vice, the Ep worth League and agatn at the evening service. In the morning F. II. Hudson spoke on the centenary, telling us where the 85 millions were to be spent. At the Epworth League Harry Conant spoke again for the centenary, on the Ep worth League responsibility in it. At the evening service the usual sermon was replaced by a number of five min ute speeches from the minute men. Frank Conant spoke first showing how Morgan Memorial church in Bos ton serves that citv. He was fol lowed by Ernest Shawley speaking on India. Miss Carrie Holmes spoke of tho church as a force in Americani zation and Frank Loomis spoke on Our Cooperation. Mrs. Henry Friedv ly sang a patriotic solo that was ap preciated by all. Elmer Harrington offered the prayer. The usual anth em was sung by the choir. Next Sunday morning Elmer Har rington will give the Minute man speech just before the sermon. He will speak on what the centenary pro poses to do in France, and the need there for our work. The pastor is inviting the children to occupy tho front seats at the morning services from now till Easter to listen to five minute stories each Sunday. The Epworth League will have an- r . . . . MONTCALM NEWS Mrs. Allen Martin, who has been ti Blodgett MemoriaV hospital, Grand Rji-nids. for about 4 weeks has re turned home much improved in health. ! About 100 friends and neighbors ' met at the home of Mrs. Jacob Kraft I Wednesday evening to give a farewell ' surprise on her son, Ben and wife, who have bought a new home near McBride and expect to move there the first of the cominj? week. Mr. and Mrs, Alvin Sharp enter tained quite a few young married couples - Saturday evening. Fred Stokes spent over Sunday vis iting his sister, Mrs. John Lavender ! and family of near Trufant. Mr. and Mrs. Hans Thompson and children and Peter Schroder were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. II. P. Nelson in Greenville Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brink have sold their farm by the Monroe school to a ' Mr. Nelson. j Mrs. E. A. Stokes, who has been j caring for a sick daughter-in-law in : Holland returned home Saturday. The Gleaners of Triumph arbor will give a play entitled "Safety First" in their new hall in the near future. Mrs. Laura Ingersoll is nursing in Glenn Rich's family where three are ill with the flu. Mrs. Edward DeSpelder has been entertaining flu for three weeks but is improving slowly. Mr. and Mrs. Sop has Harrison an daughter Elaine were calleis at Merits DeSpelder's Sunday. ' Mrs. E. S. Rowley and Mrs. Ida Schermerhorn who have been spen' ing the winter in Florida are expected home next week. liJlrlm WEEK OF MARCH 24-30 Saturday, March 22 BERT LYTEL L in "THE SPENDER," a Metro and one of exceptional goodness that you will enjoy. Sunday, March 23 CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG in "THE MARION ETTES', taken from the book of the same name. Monday, March 21. CHARLES RAY in "THE HIRED MAN.- One of the most appealing human interest stories of recent days. A Paramount Tuesday, March 23-JUNE ELVIDGE in "THE ZERO nOUIT, a World picture that sure is unusual but fascinating. Wednesday, March 26 PEGGY PEARCE in "GOLDEN FLEECE adapted from the Saturday Evening Post story by Fred Anderson. A Triangle. Thursday, March 27, JACK PICKFORD In "HIS MAJESTY BUNKER BEAN, a Paramount. It will keep you in a roar of laughter. Friday, March 28. WALLACE REID In "THE FIREFLY OF FRANCE, W. C T. U. benefit. A mighty interesting Paramount Saturday, I larch 23. ETHEL BARRYMORE in "TOE DIVORCEE, a Metro Vct:dtrpUy featuring a tig star. Sunday, 'March . 33. REX BEACH'S wcr.dfrful play cf the Alaskan geld fields, "LAUGHING BILL HYDE". One cf Beach's best. WATCH FOR THE DATE3 ON THESE "FROM THE MANGER TO TOE CR033,- cne cf tha CTeitest ZlVJzsl plays ever n&de. A Lcr.Un prc-uiticn, and taken cn tha historic epeta. Fatty ArtucU la "Ccnpisj Out. The Episcopal church'will hold ser vices on Sunday, March 30. Holy com munion at 7:30 a. m.; morning prayer and sermon at 10:30 a. m. Arch deacon Vercoe will officiate. lii&i Ola Hcbt'3 cf Lowell was the Suuuy ue:t of MLrs tiadie llime- iUi. Archia Winchell and little dugnter of Detroit arrived Friday and are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Condon and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Catherine Russell was the guest of Mrs A L Hull Thursday rJ. W. Condon has a tractor cn ex hibition at his machine shop. It is quite a curiosity to some of us. Mrs. Ella liathorn returrjd to Grand Rapids Friday. Mrs. Joe Osborne of Cedar Springs is visiting Mrs. Mary Tebbel and Miss Nella and ether Smyrna friends. Mr. and Mrs. James Joslin have moved to the Joslin farm north of Smyrna. Mrs. Amos Russell was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Earle Fri day. Mrs. Alfred Davis was an eve ning visitor, at the home of Mrs. Earle. Teddy Davis is ill 'with tonsilitis. Mrs. Gertrude Clark and grand mother, Essie VandenBroeck, called on Mrs. Eleanor Dicken Saturday. Lester Beebe went to Belding Fri day to visit with relatives awhile. Miss Olivia Slawson of Belding was the over Sunday guest of Mrs. Ilattie Moe. Miss Ruth Whitmore was on the sick list last cek with an attack of jaundice. Geo, Hanks went to Moseley last Monday to attend the funeral of Hos mer Andrews. Mrs. Catherine Russell visited Mrs. Sylvester Osborn Saturday. Mrs. Elizabeth Davis recently knit two and one-fourth yards of lace over two inches wide, in 10 days. If you don't believe that is some rapid knit ting just try it once. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Insley and son, Howard, Miss Ruth Brown and Mrs, Al. Barry were Sunday guests of Henry Harris and family. Mrs. George Kohn and daughter, Margaret of near Palo arrived Satur day for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Ella Beedy and other relatives. Mark Hoppough of Ionia joined the merry crowd in Smyrna Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Insley and Al bert Northway and wife visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hull last Sunday evening. Mrs. Catherine Russell visited Mrs. Eleanor Dicken Friday. Mrs. Lake of Sheridan is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Condon. Mrs. A. J. Gardner left Saturday for her home in Detroit. , Mrs. Jennie Douglas and daughter, Agnes and daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moon and baby, called on Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hanks Saturday. Word has been received that Roy W. Douglas arrived in New York on Wednesday from overseas. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loomis and little daughter of Orleans were guests cl Mrs. Robert Earle Saturday. Frank Joslin of Belding called on Mrs. Eleanor Dicken Saturday. Dame Nature didn't pretend to smile on Smyrna Saturday but wept more or less all day and instead of snow, pedestrians waded through mud nevertheless the usual big crowd of people assembled at Maccabee hall for the annual homecoming and to celebrate the birthday anniversary of good old St. Patrick. People, came early and came late, any old way only so they got here, A line dinner was served at neon and then everybody was happy and ready for the pro gram which began at about 2 o'clock. The upper hall where tho program was given was filled to its utmost and many found standing room only. The hall w;as very prettily trimmed in green for the occasion. First on the program was a query for the piano stool which someone who didn't "ant to stand up, had appropriated. The stool fcund, Mrs. Olive Insley and Frank Davis began the entertain ment with a selection of piano and violin music. The people wanted more but time was limited and few encores were granted. Next the pupils of Smyrna school gave a wel come song whieli, w as very good. A character songHy Miss Edith Doying was fine, as was also the Red Cross song by Miss Eugenia Mehney which followed. Then Mrs. Blanche Teb bel sang "Killamey Across tho Sea" and the crowd of people just had to have a little mere of it. A duet by Misses Aldena Harris and Alfreda Wells was excellent; then to change the urogram a little the pupils of the Hoppough school gave a dialogue, which w as very good. Next was the song, "Home Again", by Mrs. Audrey Earlo with Mrs. Ethel Locmis ac companying. Then a number of the little Smyrna folks gave a dance. All wore reen ties .and the little girls wore green and white dresses. The dance was very pretty. A recitation by Edgar Joslin was cute to say the least, and an Irish song by Miss Laura Compton was also good. The recitation, "'It's Free" by Lauretta Geiger appealed to the crowd all right and most everybody knew how to ap preciate it. Mildred Condon recited a cute little poem and then there was a sang by Clyde and Ethel Murphy that was also good, A character song, 'Soldier and Red Cross Nurse", by Misj Bemie Olds and Arlo Tebbel was fine and an illustrated song by Miss Gayla Penton and Dayton Reeves was also fine. The spelling contest by tho Bartonville school was a great hit. There was another son by pu nils of the Smyrna school , music by Mrs. Olive Jnsley and last but far from least was the farce, "The Beauty Doctor" by a number of Bartonville people. By this time everybody was ready for tho supper which was served in tho lower hall and a half-night dance finished the iy's tlfoings. Among those who were here from Belding were Mr. and Mrs. Will Olds, Mrs. Susan Krupp, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joslin and son, Edgar, Mrs. Ed Tewer, Mrs Cora Skellenger, Mrs. Fred Purdy, Miss Winnie Bateman, Mrs. Elmer Cook, Mrs. Fayette Hop- ?cugh and children, Mrs. Caroline ounger, Mrs. Al. Weils, Mrs. Lulu Condon and daughter, Mildred, Mrs. Al. Weter and Mrs Verne Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slayton and baby were here from Grattan and there were others from other places. TT TXT TV n ere is injo onaesooini But what you get Quality Shoe Repairing Quality Shoe Shining Quality Service at the - Electric SEioe SIiop ' v "K'V 120 S. Bridge St. A. Schmidt, Prop. - SMYRNA Sunday was warm and spring like. It does not seem right for Smyrna folks to waste two Saturday nights, but we have not heard that these is anything doing for Saturday night or the one following. Mrs, Ada Hanks has been on the sick list the past two weeks but Is some better. .., Mr. and Mrs. Amos Russell- and Mrs. Robert Earle and two little daughters drove over in Orleans on Wednesday and attended a meeting of the aid society at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loomis. Mrs. Chas. Condon and niece, Mar tha Beedy were in Belding Saturday evening to visit the latter's motherH Mrs. Grace Jieedy, who is ill. Mrs. Cora Skellenger and Mrs. Eva E. Bignell of Belding were dinner guests of Mrs. Eleanor Dicken Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. N. C Douglas were callers at the heme of George Hanln and wife Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Bert Storey nd lira. John Morse of Cook's Comers were in Smyrna Saturday to attend tha CL Patrick's dzy doirs. HOE The Latest Styles in women's high grade footwear are being dis played at Belding's New Shoe Store The expert fitting and good service takes away the old dread of buying new shoes. Our complete line of strong, servicable School Shoes has solved the problem of shoeing the children. F. Mo Dykeinnia East Half of Thomas' Jewelry Store i ... . j. ...... ... You Can't Lose at Dykema's. He Makes 'Them Satisfactory. Main Street, Belding, Michigan ... Fence Posts and Can't-Sag Gates Covleid Matiubl Prr Bt Ducts rcBTiuzca Wastes Size soft xaorn Walls ao Moors or ConGXTt Posts aid Boor or Tramc 9 ' T I wi . I I .... i Ladders Ridgeroll and Valley Tins ALVIN S. DIMMICK top Tlhai Waste You are throwing away SI. 25 for every ton of manure you pitch into a corner of the barnyard. Sun and rain bleach out half its valuable nitrogen. Uncle Sam is our authority. Why fertilize the barnyard when by a small in vestment in a covered concrete manure pit you can store manure Without Loss until ready to put on the fields? Crops will be heavier for your foresight. HAREY DIMMICK Ten cows produce more than 100 tons of manure in a year, worth $250 in soil fertility. You are throwing away $125 if you are following old-fashioned methods. Build a manure pit and stop the waste. There's profit in a pit. Come in and see us and we will give you a complete bill of material for manure pit, and cost of same. We have a complete stock of building material and are always pleased to figure on all bills no matter what size. Ycura for Good l.'atcrial end Qzich Service lElsMiinis Lumlbsir Company '