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A TVT TC? TU) TVFF? "v 7 IONIA COUNTY'S BEST NEWSPAPER THIRTY-FIRST YEAR, NO. 42 BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 10, 1920 FIVE CENTS THD COPY. DEATH, CAUSED DY DDK IS TRAGIC FATE OFKIIOGHIE DAUGHTER O F MRS. M A R,Y COVILLE AND LOCAL RESI DENT MANY YEARS DIES The many friends and acquaintan ces of Mrs. Irving Crame, better known as "Avis Coville", were shock ed when the news was spread Satur day that he had died of burns at her home in Grand Rapids. - A near as we have been able to learn, the facts of the tragedy are. Mrs. Crame, just before noon, on Sat urday, thinking the room was get ting chilly, went to the store to stir the fire and throw in fuel and be cause of the ignition of coal gas from the soft coal used, her clothing caught fire, the flames spreading so rapidly that she was, of course, ter ribly frightened. Nevertheless she made a frantic but vain effort , to save her life. , -, She rushed to the bath room think ing to drown the flames by turning the faucets cn and lying in the tub but the pipes were frozen. Her next thought was to roll in the snow out side, but this method also failed, and when two neighbor women found her she was lying on an ash pile in tne back yard, her clothes literally burn ed from her body. She was rushed to Butterworth hospital, but died Saturday evening, and wag conscions to the very last. Her mother. Mrs. Mary Coville and her brother-in-law, Percy Hanks, went to her as quickly as possible after the word reached here, but ar rived there iust a few minutes too late to see their loved' one alive. Mrs. Crame, realizing to we iuu that she would have to die, called re peatedly for her mother, and asked those in attendance to try and get her mother to her. But nothing could be done, the train was late and Mrs, Crame died without first seeing her mother. : . . . She leaves besides her husband and mother, four small children, Lucile, Genevieve, Thomas and baby daugh ter, the latter wa3 a witness of her mother's accident. The remains were broungh here to her childhood home on Mondayaf ternoon and the funeral wa3 -held from the residence at corner of Con gress and Broas streets Tuesday .af ternoon. Obituary will appear next week. i Plumbing Shop Moved French Arnold who has . conducted a plumbing shop in the building ad joining the' Hotel Brickcr, on 'the north since purchasing the business from Guy M. Smith, a few years ago, has moved the business and stock to a new location in one of the H. J Leon ard store buildings n "West Main street which was vacated late last week by the former occupants who conducted a barber shop and pool room combination there. Mr. Ar. nold has now got his stock settled and feels very much at home although he ay that it is some job to move. Belding Grange Program . Program following initiation qf candidates in first degree at two o'clock, Saturday, February 13. Roll Call Current Events. Question "Under What Candi es tions Are Men Justified in Striking?" Leader, William Eckler, followed by general discussion. Reading Mrs. Lena Thompson. Penny March. Quarterly Meetings At Shanty Plains Rev. S. J. Totter, pastor of the U. B. churches at Shanty Plains and Or leans sends In the following for pub lication. : : Quarterly meeting Service at Shan ty Plains U. B. church will be . held March 13 and 14 by the presiding Elder, Rev. J. E. Harwood. Every body invited to attend. Methodist Church News Men wanted Sunday. Men between the ages of 16 and 100 are needed at the Methodist Episcopal church every Sunday morning at 12 o'clock sharp. The Baraca, mens class and the Phil athea, the girls class, are having a race to see who can get the most members. ' March 28 is the end of the race and the losing class has to put up a feed and entertainment for the other class. As far as the race has gone the girls class is ahead, so for the sake of politics and for the love of Mike, don't let them win, because it would be a disgrace to the men of this city. You are cordially invited to bring a friend and come. Beat those women. Same Treatment "Doctor, my husband is troubled with a buzzing noise in his cars' "Better have him go to the sea shore for a month.." "But he can't get away." "Then you go." Good Table Service We have an unexcelled table service and would be pleased to have you among our customers, either for table board, lodging of both. We know you wiy be satisfied. Ladies You can use our convenient south side entrance and reception room. Make this your headquarters when down town. BRICKER HOTEL Entrances on both Bridge and CongTess streets Grattan Grange Notice Grattan Grange met in regular ses sion February 26 with 56 members present in spite of the cold weather and flu. After the regular order of business the meeting was turned over to the court The attorneys for the plaintiff are Elmer Weller and Rev. Ellis, for the defendant Clayton Da vis and Louie Emmon and after much difficulty, a fainting spell, a fist fight and a great deal of amusement to the audience, a jury wag selected and the trial set for next meeting which is March 11. All members cordially invited to be present Each family please bring a dozen sandwiches and either cake, pickles or salad, by order of the Womans Work Com. May Festival Announced. Many brilliant stars from the Chi cago and Metropolitan grand opera companies are to appear in this year's May Festival series in Ann Arbor, May 19 to 23. According to a recent announcement by Secretary Chas. A. Sink, of trf .University School of Music, the program is to be the crowning musical series of the year, as it has been in past decades. Stars of world and national fame, such as Myma Sharlow, Margaret Matzenauer. Caroline Lazzrai, and others of equal note are to appear as soloists at the several concerts. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a nationally known organization of 70 expert musicians, will participate in practically all the numbers of the series. Mr. Frederick Stock will again appear ag conductor of the orchestra, and to those who have already heard the organization conducted under his baton, this is an assurance of good music well rendered. Prof. Albert A. Stanley of the Uni versity School of Music will conduct the Choral Union, while the child ren's chorus will be directed by Rus sell Carter, also of the School of Music. , - - ', . ' ' Foreign Food Drafts 4 5 The Peoples Savings Bank is is suing foreign food drafts, payable to anyone you wish to favor with one should you have relatives in any of the foreign countries, in the amounts of ten and fifty dollars Cashier Ambrose Spencer or any of the people in the bank will be glad to explain the food draft plan to you if you will ask them about.it. . Parent-Teachers Club . , The Parent-Teachers club will meet at the High school, Tuesday, March 16. An interesting program is being prepared. Everybody is cordially in vited. ' Bond Holders Notice Don't fail to take your First Con verted, and Second and Third Liberty Bonds to either the Belding or the Peoples Savings Bank and have them changed into permanent bonds. Do this before March 15. 1920 T!vc Ladi4 Social (Tjrcle The Ladies Social Circle of the Congregational church will meet Wednesday afternoon, March 17, with Mrs. Fred Schlegel, for work . Baptist Church News The Matilda Smith Mission Circle met with Mrs. Pinkham, March 3. Mrs. Elgie Scott, of Japan was pres. ent and gave a splendid talk. Mrs. Scott is 'Working among the colleges in the interest of the interchurch movement. The-Ladies Mission Circle want to raise this year $139 and at that meet ing they raised $110 of the amount. The Sunday school keeps on grow, ing in interest and power. The at. tendance for February was 080 and the (Collections in the S. S. were $46.79. Seventeen new members joined the S. S. Attention Voters I will appreciate your support in the caucus and subsequent election and if elected, you can rest assured the office will have my best and un divided attention. Frank E. Conant, Candidate for City Clerk Republican Caucus The Republicans of the township of Otisco will meet in Caucus at Lyceum hall in the village of Smyrna, on Tuesday, the sixteenth day of March A. D. 1920, at two o'clock in the af ternoon for the purpose of placing condidates in nomination for the sev eral township offices for the ensuing year. And for the transaction of such other business as may probably come before said caucus. Dated, Otisco, Michigan, March 9tfc 1920. By order of committee. Bond Holders Notice Bring in your first and first con verted, second and third liberty bonds and get them changed into permanent bonds. This must be done before March 15 if you want the permanent bonds. The coupons on the bonds above mentioned will all be clipped on March 15 and the permanent bonds will have all the coupons attached. We have a valuable book for record ing this transaction and you should have your bonds changed at once. Belding Savings Bank. ATTE0DAI1CE RECORD -IS HUH. AT LAST DD.C0UL1ERCEUEET COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERN MENT, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS HOUSING COMMISSION The meeting whicji the members of the board of commerce held in the city hall on Friday evening was a record breaker in every way, even in the number in attendance, as never before in the history of the organiza tion have so many members turn ed out at once, with the possible ex ception of an annual meeting and the session, when closed, had achieved or at least aimed at a number of pro positions which if only given a fifty per cent opportunity to materialize, might work wonderfully well for the city. , Secretary Byron F. Brown should be commended not alone for the clerical work which he has done dur ing the time he has been in the office but also for the excellence, both in regard to quality and quantity of the feeds which he has prepared for the members of the organization as they have gathered in meetings from time to time. We dare not give all the praise in this matter to Mr. Brown fact is we don't really think that he would do such a mean thing as to walk away with all the praise, but Mrs. Brown should also get some credit, boys for the fine suppers which we have had during Byron's tenure in the secretary's office and we here with extend the organizations-.vote of thanks to her for it. The work of several of the suppers has fallen directly upon Mr. Brown and he has always known right where to find an able assistant in the person of his willing wife. The other occasions a crew of helpers has assisted in serv ing, etc. and they also deserve due praise for their part in the work. The first matter to be brought up at the Friday night meeting was the matter of asking the city fathers, who were about to convene in the council chambers below in regular session of the council, to submit the matter of whether the people of the city want-to change from the present charter and plan to a city manager and necessarily changed charter plan of ' government. Bert Hall made a motion to that effect and after some revision and discussion it was sent to the council chambers by some of the aldermen and 'Mayor Fales, who hap pened to be in. attendance at the meeting. .- A-resolution' favoring the adoption of the so-called daylight savings law as far as it could be applied to every city and town in the state was offered and the council was also asked to take some action on that looking to its adoption for the city by the alder, men. Quite a lot of discussion was had on the subject, practically all in the room being in favor of its adop. tion, but a few who were at once ac cused of lying abed late mornings, I stood, out against the measure. How. I ever, the factthat action for it was practically unanimous does not con I vince the few who held out against it t tVo oil in fmtn. s-f U - 1.. 'ui ji ib u i c vtxny IIS- ers not by a. long shot. Pres. Alfred J. Jackson, of the Jacquct Motors Corporation made his maiden speech in the association meetings when he got up and advocated the adoption of the daylight savings hours for Bel. ding, regardless of what other nearby towns and cities might or might not do. The theme of his talk was "Bel ding Over Everything" and while some might not like to have been called pessimists there was no reason why anyone should taxe exception to Mr. Jackson's talk, as many consid ered it a real inspiration. After he had finished speaking on the subject there could be no room left for doubt as to right where Mr. Jackson stands when it comes to boosting Belding and its many features. , - R. Howard Hall, president of the board, while stating that he was not talking -in an effort to influence any person's vote in the matter, really did boost County Clerk George W. Moul ton's stock in this communitv when he gave his reasons why Mr. Moulton should be continued in office, even though he has served three terms as (Continued on page eight) "Grandma' Skellenger Dies Mrs. Martha Skellenger, widow of the late Sam Skellenger, died at the Soldiers' Home hospital on Thurs day of last week following a general wearing out process natural to one of her age, which was in the neigh borhood of 80 years. The remains were brought to the city for burial. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be in Smyrna cemetery. Obit uary next week. Y. M. C; A. NOTES The "Senior Y" Y. M. C. A. group held their weekly meeting at the high school building, Tuesday, March 9. These meetings consist of three sec tions: business bible study and a general good time playing games. The group has as its text book for bible study, "Jesus, the Master Hero." It aims to present an up-to-date idea of Christ which will hold the fellows' interest A week ago, the two groups or ganized a' "Hi Y" group which unites them in any project they undertake for the betterment of the community. The two local "Y" groups are plan ning a party for Friday evening, March 26 to be held at Harmony hall. They endeavor to have from time to timo a real, wholesome, social times. It has been decided to have the Father and Son banquet some time in April. Plans are being laid to make this k big event which will bring fathers and sons together for their mutual benefit CITY BAKERY DILI DE in its oivn iiolie . Lester Trimble, proprietor of the ritv bakerv has completed a deal whereby he becomes owner of the business block owned ny nirs. A. J. Louns berry, of New York, now occu pied by Peter Shindorf with his meat market Mr. Trimble expects to have possession of the building by. April 1st and will immediately get started on his program of altering and im proving the building so that it will suit his needs and when jcompleted he will move his bakery outfit into jt and have it housed in its own home. Mr. Trimble will extend the length of the building by building on twelve feet in the rear. He will install a Marshall white enameled oven of th latest pattern and will when com pleted have a bakery that can not b excelled in any town or city in this section of the state. Mr. Trimble expects to open uo in the new loca tion about June 1. B. H. S. ATHLETICS PROSPECTS BRIGHT Fl EXPECT TO BE SITTING ON THE WORLD OF BASEBALL, TENNIS AND TRACK During the long winter months all the Athletic enthusiasm and energy has been piling up. Owing to the fact that no place is available to play basketball, the stage is being, set for spring athletics. The Baseball sched ule, which is not as yet complete, j rornites to be the best n- Bel ling High Svhooi has ever had. Besides the games which go to make up the .CJifimrionship of the Comuy, there will be d number of teams, brought in from other places. The boys w?ll btt furnished with brand new uni form, which- hve already been ord ered. The baseball season opens April, the 9th, at Lyons. . . , 1 ti neck work, Beldint expectsto maintain her record as in the prrst. It in this line of athletic" endeavor that Belding has always outshone thedr opponents, and have, copped the County Championship for the ' last three successive years, winning many of the cups and trophies permanently. The material this : year looks 'very good; and with good hard work and training on the part' of those who participate,4 Belding ought to win laurels again this year in track. r. c r . A word might be said about tennis also. In this line, Belding is "fortun ate in both the Girl! and Boys ten. nell who won last year, are still in school and expect to win . honors again this year , . The Baseball schedule will be given next week. ' OAKFIELD Mrs. Mary Wellman-Thomas, died at Greenville hospital last Saturday afternoon after an operation of mi nor troubles. She leaves a husband and three children. Her father, Frank Wellman, her brother, Judson, and sister, Winnie to mourn the loss of a daughter7 and sister. Funeral services at the Chapel Tuesday at 2.00 p. m. She was laid to rest by the side of her mother, who had gone before many years ago. SMYRNA Mrs. C. W. Joslin was called to Coral last Monday to care; for her daughter, Mrs John Ashley, who is very ill. The Maccabee Ladies will observe St. Patrick's day, Wednesday, March 17, 1920, at Maccabee hall with a Cafeteria dinner. A program in the afternoon and to finish the day will have a dance in the evening, i Miss Gayla Penton is home for two weeks from her work. Mrs. John Purdy is cjj the sick list. Byron Summers, of Alma, was the over night guest of A. D. Purdy and wife last Thursday. He was called here to attend the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buffum." Mrs. Ella Hull, of Greenville, was the Tuesday guest of Mrs. Nell Cowles. Mrs. Glenn Lee is ill at her home in Bdrtonville. , Miss Margaret Kohn, of Palo, was the over Sunday guest of Charles Condon and family. Mrs. Susie Harrington, of Belding, was the guest of Mrs. Hi. Olds, one day last week. Mrs. Ward Hoppough and daugh ter, Norma, spent Tuesday evening in Belding. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hull, of Greenville, who have been here car ing for Mrs. Hull and also Mr. Hull, returned to their home in Greenville Wednesday. Carl Hoppough, of Grand Rapids was the Friday guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. George Hoppough. Notice of Republican Caucus ; The Republicans of Orleans Town ship will hold a caucus at the Town hall on Saturday afternoon, March 13 at 2 o'clock. : By order of Com. I CO 1116 SEASOII Harry Estabrook Chas. Madden Six First Class Barbers No Waiting' o d We Solicit Your Patronage g- Art Strong, Prop. Under not! Delding Glenn Brown FEW PEOPLE ARE AIIXIOOS TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICES ONLY CONTEST APPEARS AT PRESENT TO BE IN RACE FOR CITY CLERK The political situation has forced itself once more to' tlva front with the approach of spring and accord ingly the chairman of the party com. mittees have gotten together and de creed that caucuses should be held at various places in the city for the purpose of placing in nomination fro election to office, the names of men well qualified to guide the destinies of the community and our local little ship of state through the rocks and ruts to be encountered during the next year. . The caucuses have been set for next Monday night and detailed in formation regarding them may be had by referring to the official calls given out by the chairmen of the committees and published elsewhere in this paper. Look them up, men and women voters, and then be on had at the time and place designated to take part in the selection of the right kind of people to suit you, to hold offices for the next year. 'Political news seems rather scarce considering the interest usually shown in the spring elections and it 'is a hard matter to say .who is going to run for office, as most of the people who have in times past desired to hold such a place of trust or honor have been given the chance, grew tired of the critcisms of the thank, less thoughtless and unappreciative constituents and after holding the reins of office for a term or two, were glad to step down and out with the declaration that' never again would they accept such a place if it was carried to them on the proverbial gold platter. - 1 Mayor Fales, who has erved tha city during the past two years as its chief executive and two years more on previous occasions, says that he throroughly appreciates the honors bestowed upon him in the past, but that it w ill be out cf the question for him to accept thci office for . an other term, owing to the fact that his time will be so taken up that he does not expect to be in the city more than one-half of. the' time; if he is here that much. Mr. Fales has been a. good official, efficient, broad minded, square as square could be and he has riven of his time to the cityV.inter- est in the past; fco that he is really deserving of a great big 'medal of honor and appreciation . from the people. With Mr. Fales declaring as he has, - the -question is who will the caucus nominate for mayor? .-There are a lot of men who are undoubtedly well qualified for the office but as a rule they will not take it. The thing to do is to look around, find some, good hard-headed business man with time enough aside from any regular business so that he can look after the affairs of the coming year and then elect him. Ileferrincr to our sug gestion about the "Hard-headed" ! business 'man and meaning it in the t nature of a compliment and not in i any sense in a derogatory way, we ! join in with the people, knowing full well that were he nominated and elected to the mayor's office, the bus iness of the' city would be admirably well attended to. Mr. Wahburn has been practically a life time resident of this city. Altho urged many times to accept some office he has always declined on the ground that his time was too much occupied to accept. Now, however, he could not make an excuse of that nature stick and he should consider it an honor to him and a duty which he owes his com. munity to accept and fill the office of mayor, should the people of the city call upon him to do so. We have heard the name of no other person advanced for the position of mayor, but will be pleased to publish them should the friends of any man or woman thought of for the office in form us about the matter before election. The office of city -treasurer has been ' filled during the past year by John B. Essex. According to all lav4 and customs of the past Mr. Essex will undobtedly have no opposition and will perhaps get the office for an other year. In the city clerk's nomination the present dncunbent Clellie S. Hoover, will find opposition in the person of Frank E. Conant who held the office for a number of years, dropping out last year when he accepted a posi tion as local manager for the Glean ers branch.. Mr. Conant's friends boast of his splendid record in office and contending that the place be longs to nj man, they will exert their every effort undoubtedly, to re-instate him in the office. Mrs. Hoov er's friends, claim on the other hand that a more competent person never filled the : office than she, and that inasmuch as she has only had one term of office, they consider her as good as re-elected right now and they will defend their contentions until the last vote has been rounded up and vistory brought to their camp. The clerk's race will be an interesting one and will be watched by many. The election of a school inspector will complete the city ticket, no jus tice of the peace office being vacant and Justice Spencer's term not ex piring until next year. In the wards the only names' we have heard mentioned for supervi sor are the present holders, Frank Baldwin in the first ward, W. B Travis in the second ward and B. C. Curtis in the third ward. Alderman Shawley of the first ward whose tctfm expires this; year has been men tioned to succeed himself, ai hav also Alderman Fred Purdy in. th (Continued on Page Five) . ; Vergennes Pioneer Dies George NL Fletcher died at his home. 430 Witherbee St., Flint Mich., March 4, 1920, aged 84 years. The funeral services were held at the Miller & Harrjs undertaking parlors, Belding, Mich., March G. Burial was at the Alton cemetery near Moseley. George N. Fletcher was born in Cuyhoga County, Ohio, January 18, 1836 and at an early age moved with his parents, Lucy and James Fletch er to Vergennes township, Kent co., M3ch., settling on a farm two miles east of Moseley. In 1878, Mr. Fletcher was married to Lucina Godfrey of Vergennes To this union were born three child ren, Sadie E. and Mary L., of Flint and Harrison L. Fletcher of Belding, all of whom survive him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ella Rich mond of Smyrna. In 1890, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcht moved from the farm in Verget to Lowell, where the family lived for 20 years. Upon the death of h wife in 1910 he went to Flint to live with his daughters, who cared t- -him faithfully during his long illness. GRATTAN . Mrs. James Donovan is slowly. gaming Fred Soloman was the guest of Mr. Frank Donovan for a few days. Milo Donovan was called on jury. Lydia Casner is on the sick list Martin Crisple, who has been work ing at the mill has gone .. home at Waterville on his farm. , The Ladies Aid will give a dinner election day at the Masonic hall. ADDITIONAL, LOCALS Measles and chicken pox are quite plenty. Mr. R. Bradish ad Irs. C. Bradish are entertaining his sister from Low. ell. M. E. Stults and her son-in-law, Harry Connant were in Greenville Saturday , afternoon on business. While there they called on the latter's sister, Mrs. Roy Peasley. After a three weeks illness . Mrs. Morris Urch is able to sit up again. Mrs. Maggie Welsh was called to iwancnard on account of the serious illness of her brother. , Mrs. Fred Boyer is able to be around the house once more. Rev. W. J. Rooke is attending a staie meeting of the Inter-church World Movement. He has been ap pointed as superintendent of the lonia county work. , ' , Did you hear it? The Alma Col lege Glee Club is coming to the Con gregational church, March 22. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Npvp Tuesday for Detroit. J - Miss Alice-Every went to Moseley Tuesday for a few days visit - Mrs. Caroline Brown left Tuesday j for a short visitnear Chadwick. Word has been received here that Mr. and Mrs. Harold Simons, of rankfort, have been blessed with a fine baby boy, Richard. Berkley by name. Congratulations to the par ents. . Mrs. Carrie E. Madison and Mrs. Nellie Purdy, of Greenville were the Wednesday guests cf Mrs. H. M. Purdy and family. ' Mr. and Mrs. J: M. York attended the west Otisco farmers club held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Travis, Saturday. There were 50 present to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and pleasing program. Baby Norval Dunlap, who has been dangerously ill for the past five weeks is slowly improving. Mrs. Raymond Wilder, of Boone, Iowa, who was called to Michigan by the death ; of her sister, Mrs. Wads worth, has beeryspending a week with Mrs. Nellie Ireland. Old blustery March has just more than been showing off. Hope it gets calm soon. , v L. O. ()! F. Attention Supper, Tuesday evening, Mhrch 16, 1920. Everybody come. iW. Emery, Chairman Your Attention Please If I have given satisfaction I de sire to be reelected to the office of City Clerk, and would like your sup port at the coming caucus and elec tion. Clellie S. Hoover. Last Number of the High School Course M. E. Church, Thursday Evening March 11, at ,8 o'clock "American Ideals and Their Preservation" . by Robert M. Wenley, the Scotch Philosopher This lecture is offered free to all as a token of appreciation of the support which has been given the course. - , Holders of reserved season tickets are requested to present their tickets in order to secure their usual scats. Others will be given scat checks at. the door. Drop a dime in the box at the door if you vmh to help pay expenses. I. SElii BACQUET VERY SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND A FEW GUESTS ENTERTAINED AT HOTEL BELDING The biggest event thus far in the social season" of Belding High school occurred on Friday evening, March 5, when the plans of the committees and the hopes of the other students cul minated in the Annual Junior-Senior Banquet. This affair has always been a de lightful one, but many people who have attended them before said that this year's output outshone all former efforts. Every part of the five hours program was super-excellent, and every person in attendance found some part that seemed to him the best; those whose hearts are reached through their stomach, the fine ban quet served by the hotel management; those who subsist most happily on the food of the mind, the toasts and musical numbers and those who "sim ply live' for earthly pleasure, the dance. " . ' At eight o'clock the students assem bled in the hotel parlors, and were informed by Mr, Hockstad as to whom their partners were to be (unusual foresight was shown by our Princi ple, for a teacher) and led by the presidents of the two classes, Earle Cowles and " Myrtle Covert, the stu dents and the High school faculty took their places at the tables in the hotel dining room. A clever placecard and the menu was at each plate, the lat ter being studied with assiduous in. terest. The decorations were delight fully simple, the Senior colors, maize and blue, were found in the candles and their cleverly; fashioned shades at each table and the Junior flower, the daffodil," aided in the general idea of dainty loveliness. " The 'courses of the banquet being finished the couples again went to the parlors and thoroughly enjoyed the rest' of the program. Miss . Marion. F. Stowe, who has charge of the English depart ment and who in her few months among us has endeared herself to tht hearts of her pupils and is one of t most popular of the staff proved t be a most able and delightfully witty. Toastmistress. Toasts were given by Earl Cowles, Miss ' Myrtle Covert, Miss Abby White, Theodore Barlow and Arthur J. Reed. The Senior pres ident presented the president of t' class of 1921 with a large golden kev as a token of the esteem of this year's graduating class. The idea that th ' was the key to the door of friendship happiness and service was then point edly brought to mind. The seriousness of the lesson was enlivened by touches of humor and clever thrusts at the Toastmistress, and at the other speakers, .some es pecially well aimed darts - hit f "Bull's eye" in a truly remarkable manner. Through all the laughter, however, a note of the whole meaning of the occasion permeated, the Seni ors realizing that this was their last occasion of the sort, and that their High school life would soon be a story told; the Juniors accepting the trust committed to them and resolving to carry it out courageously, and not break faith, either with their older classmates, their teachers, or them selves. A piano solo "The Whispering Wind" given by Miss Helen Mbnkee found an appreciative audience, and the vocal duet "The Voice of Spring' by ' Miss Elizabeth Raynor and Miss Aileen Armstrong, was delightfully interpreted. At the close of the pro gram, the fifty or more students and teachers joined in the High school, song, the "Orange and the Black", i Most of those present then went . over to the school play house "Har mony hall" and danced away two hours of carefree fun. ! All in all, the i920 Junior-Senior i banquet was one never-to-be forgot ten event, Successful to the 'nth de gree from every angle. - Mrs. Milo Peterson visited her sis ter, Mrs. E. Harrington, Saturday af ternoon and kept house while Mrs. j Harrington went down town and done I some shoppig.