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WEDNESDAY, .MAY 7, 1919.
PAGE The State of Public Spirit Solicitors for the Libert loan rep port that the money came harder this time than on previous drives, though the trrms were o favorable. Great numbers of people pave moro or less plausible excuses. They told all kinds of hard luck stories. Their money was all tied up business, or they had n't finished paying- for their old bonds, or cost of living is so high, and all that. v . , Last fall if the people had, taken that attitude, it- would have greatly encouraged the German people and would prolonged the war. In so far as that spirit now exists, the results are far less serious. Hut they are important in this way, that they re flect a general spirit on the part of great numbers of jeojle. This spirit is the disposition to make excuses when it comes to taking their share of the community burdens. It iaouite a problem how to get at the may people cf that type, and en large their hearts and their spirit of co-operation. They injure their own selves moTe than anyone else, but they hurt the progress of any town. Farm Hoiase Bread Is a big seller because the people have found out by its use .that it is all bread. There is no need of you roasting yourself, Mrs. Housewife, when our bakers with our modern sanitary ovens can turn out better bread in every way and fully as cheap as you, can. CITY' BAKERY , PHONE NO. 177 When contemplat ing MONUMENT to those departed, come and see our large and beautiful stock of new and artistic work, the largest in Central Michigan. Also a collection of exclusive DESIGNS Fine Lettering, Carving and Tr acir.g with Pneumatic Tools Our Specialty. F. W. CLARICE Office and Works No. 115 North Pleasant Street. Citizens Telephone No. 174 Good Work and Low Prices. BELDING, MICHIGAN Be sure and get your order in ahead of the rush for Decoration Day Liberty Bonds taken at their face value in exchange for our goods. NOTICE ! Lawn Movers Sharpened IJY SPECIAL MACHINERY Phone 34G-W after 6 p. m. and I will call for your work and deliver it when it is ready. SECOND HAND LAWN MOWERS FOR SALE. , ' FRANK J. KANE 421 Leonard Street IVtXiXZX When Yota (Gleam Have it wired for electricity, then you can use the Electric Vacuum Cleaner, Washer, Sewing Ma chine and many more of the electrical labor saving devices. Spcneor Ebcjric LigM G Pouor .Go. SERIES 100 Opens April 1st. Start Your Savings Account NOW BELDING BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED 1889. In so far as that attituda exists, thegood causes of a whole communi ty will be retarded. Such folks an nouce themselves to their nigbors as ungenerous people, whose thoughts are concentrated cn themselves and their own problems. People can t go through life main taining that attitude, and expect they are going lo create many ties of friendship. They will not leave much sense of loss when they have gone. It is a law of life that one must give of himself, and &ive until he feels it, in order to win friendship. "He who'saveth his life shall lose it" is as vitally true as ever. West Otisco Farmers Club. The West tOtisoo Farmer's Club met at Morr.s Nash with good attend ance, May 1st. The next meet will be June 6th at Raph Belding'. This is our first evening meeting. Gertude Tuttle, Corr, Sec'y Mabel Normand in "A Perfect 36" Sunday afternoon and evening at the Empress. A comedy full of laughs. Beldine Marble and Granite Works IN ME MORI AM the Erection of .. GREAT GUNS! VHAT MAIL Unci Sam Will Csrry a Whopping Load of Reading Matter About Victory Liberty Lean to Mia Prospect. Two hundred and fifty tons of first class mail! That Is the staggering weight of the matter which Uncle Sam will distribute throughout the Seventh federal re serve district In giving "scientific bill ing to the Victory Liberty loan." To Insure maximum efficiency In the distribution of this enormous amount of propaganda material the distribu tion bureau of the department of pub licity for the -Seventh federal reserve district has evolved the following scheme, based on the most reliable fig ures obtainable. The estimated popu lation of the district is 14,240,503 di vided as follows: Popula- Per Cent Divisions tlon. ' of Total. Cook county (Illi nois 2,853,431 21.18 Illinois .(outside Cook county) . . . 2,108.344 14.75 Indiana 2,239,492 15.23 Iowa ............ 2,219.099 15.09 Michigan 2,744.490 20.03 Wisconsin 2,010,047 13.72 Total ..14,240,503 100.00 The above districts are divided Into counties, the county being the unit of distribution. There are 339 counties. Each has a chairman. He receives all the propaganda allotted to his district based on the proportionate population, and his own working organization see to it that all "live space" is properly billed. Here are a few facta regarding the whirlwind machinery of distribu tion: Twenty thousand square feet of space are necessary for addressing and mailing room. The distribution bureau has Its own post office. Three hundred men work day and night. One million posters will be mailed in four-pound packages. Eight million Victory Liberty loan buttons will be handled. Two million circular letters to bond holders of previous Liberty loan Is sues will be mailed. Five million letterheads and en velopes to bond salesmen will be dis tributed. Tens of thousands of automobile owners will receive windshield stick ers advertising the loan. It 1ms been ofiiclnlly announced that the drive fof the sale of Victory Lib erty loan bonds will start on April 21. If careful plans of the distribution bu reau carry through every American on the morning of April 14, at least a week before the drive, , will be greeted with the nation-wide injunction, "Fin ish the Job." HELP "FINISH THE JOB." WATCH OUT FOU SHAUKS! liONDHOLPERS. Get the names and addresses of persons and companies offering you doubtful ' stocks or speculative securities, particularly if In ex- liafjge for your Liberty bonds or War Savings .stamps. Mall the names and "literature" of these ishady concerns to Federal Trade R Commission. Washington, I). C. HELP "FINISH THE JOB." Get Behind the Victory Liberty Loan. "Peace must be financed as well as war, and the Initial stages of none may be found even more expensive lma war. Therefore, get behind th Victory, Liberty Loan when It comes.'' Secretary tiiass. Don't Be a Quitter. V In the last few hours of the war our soldiers fought the hardest. We cannot quit these boys now. Pack them up by supporting the Victory Lib erty Ioan. "Qome Acrpss" Over Here, It you want the boys to come across from "qver there" then jou t'come across" In the Victory Liberty .oaa. MURRAY LAKE Byron Frost went to Grand Rapids last week, where he has employment. John Andrews and daughter, Helen Mrs. Will Engle and con, Clayton, spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Roye Ford, of South Vergennes. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Francisco gave a party Friday evening in honor of their brother; : Glen Francisco, who recently returned from France. Mr. and Mrs. JI. D. Weeks return ed Friday from their winters stay in Florida, Correspondents read "Correspond ents Attention" notice on Page One, Clease. Miss Blanche Newland spent Wed nesday night with Helen Andrews. Horace Weeks, jr., of Lowell, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mosely friends. Will Engel and family and Miss Brown spent Sunday with John And rews and family. .4 4 . for Six Months . Fn Uftrawlira r r4la Oil FUU mmd Oil Stock. VniVtb 03 If m IK3 lk t'-!t Ctrit. Ckk n- 1210$ I'M WM DETROIT PRELATE TO LEAD IN r-..r . WORK. OUTLINES AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM Methodist Centenary European Plant Are Increased Five-Fold After Commission Studies Dire Need of Battle Wrecked People. Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, head of the Detroit area of the Methodist "thurch, is In charge of the great re construction program of the Methodist Centenary in Europe, As executive chairman of this department of the Centenary Commission he spent three months in Europe investigating con ditions in the devastated districts. Upon his return to America, the Bishop declared that Methodism has a titanic duty to perform towards Pro- DISHOP THEODORE 8. HENDERSON testantism of Europe. It has another gigantic duty towards humanity In helping to relieve the widows and orphans who have been victims of the war and the ravages of the Huns. "Methodism must answer this call," he said. "The future of European Protestantism rests with the answer we make to Its call for aid. In nearly every country of Europe the Methodist church has the chlof responsibility for it is the leader in the work at this time and has the organization. We must not fail the pioneers who are blazing the trail for the Protestant Church and we cannot turn a deaf ear to the pitiful cries for help from those little orphans and grief stricken widows." Original plans of the Centenary pro vided for an expenditure of $5,000,000 in Europe, but a survey made by a commission, of which the Bishop was a member, revealed such a stupendous task that the budget was increased five fold and $25,000,000 will be needed to carry out the Ave year program. Even at the present time relief work of the Methodists Is being car ried on for they are operating orphan ages in France and Italy and supply ing food and medicine to war sufferers. Clinics, dispensaries, hospitals, or phanages, schools and churches will bo established .in many parts of Europe. This work, while inaugurated as a war emergency, Is of a permanent nature and will bo carried on after the Immediate relief is accomplished. BUSINESS MEN JOIN ' III METHODIST DRIVE Many Give Up Commercial Activities To Assist Centenary Campaign. One hundred thousand minute men of the Methodist church have awak ened America to the knowledge that the Methodist Centenary is the great est church movement the world has ever known. They have talked before millions of people during the past four months telling of the magnitude of the program the church has outlined la lis movement for a religion of ser vice.': ;, Thousands of the country's moat famous business men have temporarily abandoned their commercial activities to take up this work of reconstruction facing the church. They are traveling the country day and night telling of the plans which have been formulated for the expenditure of the $105,000,000 Centenary fund to be raised the week of May 18. A Detroit business man has been one of the leaders of this army. A. I Parker has sot aside his business in terests to become a dollar-a-year man with the church. He accepted the position as national secretary of the Minute Men .movement and for the tat six months he has been spending very minute traveling from coast to ooast cementing this organization to gethr. Viola Dana In "Satin Junior" " at I Z' - J 1 X V ' is WOMEN WILL RECEIVE . MANY VICTORY LOAN MEDALS As In Former Liberty Loans, Women of District Will Do Great Work In "Carrying On" to Success the Victory Liberty Loan. Ten thousand medals made from captured German cannon are to be distributed to women Victory Loan workers througliout the states of Illi nois, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin at the close of the coming campaign.. The United States treasury depart ment has taken this means of show ing its appreciation of the work done by -thousands' of volunteer workers lc Liberty Loan drives. The medals are to bo made from German cannon cap tured by American troops at Chateau Thierry. These cannon have been melted, and the metal rolled into sheets, from ' which the medals are made. This badge will be the first of Its kind to be distributed In the United States since the war. It will be about the size of a half dollar, and will contain on one side a reproduction of the United -States treasury building, with the words, "Victory Liberty Loan," and on the other side the cer tification of the work done in the Vic tory Loan campaign with a blank space In which the name of the re cipient will be engraved. Women all over the country have shouldered a large share of the work In preceding loan campaigns, and the roll of honor undoubtedly will be Just as large in the coming Victory Loan. In the last drive more than $3,000,000 was subscribed in amounts of $1,000 or less, much of which the women's com mittees were responsible for. Victory Liberty Loan workers will Include many prominent women from this as well as from other districts. Mrs. O. Edgar Allen of Detroit has been appointed state chairman for Michigan. Other state chairmen work ing under the leadership of Miss Grace Dixon, woman's director for the Sev enth Federal Reserve district, are: Mrs. Howard T. Wlllson, chairman for Illinois; Mrs. James Mariner, Wiscon sin; Mrs. F. H. McCulloch, Indiana, and Mrs. W. W. Marsh, Iowa. These are only a few of the many women who will lay aside social and business responsibility for patriotic service during the . Victory Liberty Loan campaign, and who will be among the thousands of recipients of th Victory Liberty Loan medals. HELP "FINISH THE JOB." . NORTH LOWELL Mr. and Mrs. Cole moved to their home in Lansing1 Wednesday. The Senior class pave Iheir play, And Home Came Ted." at Alto. Fri day. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bannen were Grand Rapids visitors, Monday. F. B. McKav has purchased the farm owned by the Althous heirs. The May Festival held at the High school Friday was largely attended. Mr. and Mrs. P. Hartly were Sun day guests of Mr. and Mrs..L. Jacob sen's. Correspondents read "Correspond ents Attention" notice on Page One, Please. Mrs. Sam Littlefield has moved back to her old home. Now is the Time to Order Lime It Isn't necessary today to tell farm owners in this community the advan tages of usinf lime. You know from experience that acid soil will not grow some crops at all and produces others only in scant quantities. All other conditions that influence the growth of your crops may be ideal but if your soil is acid, full yield will not result. We Sell Solvay Solvay pulverized limestone has for years proved out in this state as the most practical and effective lime pro duced, In offering it for sale, we assure you of a higher quality pro duct more carbonate end magnesia finer pulverization more perfect drying. Carload bulk shipments or 100 pound bags. BELDING COAL & ICE COMPANY. LIMESTONE : -is- I nn7i7?n-7.n nr OU will all three flavors In the scalqd packages but look for the name because it Is your protection against inferior Imitations; Just as the sealed package Is protec tion against Impurity. SEALED TIGHT KEPT RIGHT The Flavor Lasts! Hie '(jfotsBMsMm (Indiana) THE Standard Oil Company (Indiana) always has recognized the men and women who use its products as the ulti mate judges of the success of the Company's earnest effort to render a superior service. The Standard Oil Company (Indiana) con ducts its business with but one goal as an objective thy t every individual purchaser of Stahdard Oil products shall experience com plete satisfaction with every purchase. When the Company reaches this goal, then, and only then, will the Board of Directors, acting as Trustees for the 4623 stockholders, feel that their ideals have been realized. Neither the Company, nor the patrons, can be - satisfied unless the product is uniformly up to the highest standard of excellence unless it can be bought without inconvenience unless the price charged represents true value. To bring about this degree, of satisfaction, unerring accuracy in manufacture, .complete distribution, and efficiency in keeping down operating costs are essential. Working without precedent, but with high ideals, integrity of purpose, and a keen sense of its obligation as -a public servant, the Company believes it has succeeded. Tbc judgment of the consuming ipublic has ( been for the most part favorable to the - Company, as is shown by the ever increasing volume of business which the Standard , Oil x Company of Indiana is enjoying. . , . .. The best friends of the Standard Oil Company, of, Indiana arc those customers who ha,ve used ' its goods, and its service, for the longest time. Standard Oil Company ' Indiana) 910 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago ttt$ nr.r-Pcr:3 Ocs4 He!:. Crint D::ird r.::':!l3 V7-; C find hjjk A. tha Enprcis Cituroy. A cood one.