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JUn J uhlr 4 BELDING IONIA COUNTY'S BEST NEWSPAPER THIRTY-SECOND YEAR, NO. 30 EELDING; MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. DECEMBER 15, 1920 TWELVE PAGES CIISTII CLUB IS A GIG KELP -TO LOCAL PEOPLE AMOUNT DISTRIBUTED KEEPS GROWING. PLAN HAS PROVED POPULAR five qm5W&mxvY There may be some people to whom the idea of a Christmas club would not appeal very strongly, but the truth of the matter is that the plan has met with a great deal of favor among: the people of this city since it was started here by the Belding Savings bank and since the start the amount which .Cashier Lambertson of the bank, together with his as sistants,, has distributed each Suc ceeding year has grown so success fully and satisfactorily that even though there is a tremendous amount of work involved in the handling of the many accounts, the bank people have begun to feel that this branch of their business is one of their most important means of serving the pub lic and they are continually striving to enlarge it and make it mean still V,more each year to the people of this city. On December 2 the bank people sent out approximately $6,000 to holders of accounts in their Christ mas saving plans and this ' amount was divided up amongst several hun dred people who had been placing small and seemingly inconsequent amounts in one or more of the plans offered in the Christmas savings plans each week throughout the past year, to be returned to them just be fore Christmas when a dollar us ually looks bigger'n a mountain be cause of tax time, the ancient and highly honorable, although at times criminally burdensome plan of pre senting gifts and other money tax ing methods in a lump sum, at a time, as above stated, when money talks mighty loud in the spreading of Christmas cheer and happiness. Among the people who had ac counts in the Christmas savings club at the Belding bank during the past year were several who had set aside small amounts each week in anticipa tion of their taxes and several other items, the money for the payment of which always seemed to some like having your upper and lower teeth extracted on the same day. The re sult was ust as they had expected they received their checks about the third of December and stood ready to pay their several accounts with money which they had scarcely miss ed when they laid it away in the club Some of these men had placed as high as $5.00 per week in an account, but ... . the great majority of the accounts ran smaller than that. ' Cashier Lambertson said' that he considered the plans offered in the club as one of the best inducements to thrift and saving that a person could practice and that the bank wel comes the child who opens up a small account with a $25 goal at Christ mas time just as warmly as it does the more fortunate person who elects to deposit $20 each week with its harvest of $1,000 for the next year. The distribution of the money is also a great thing, not only for the people of the city in general, but N for the merchants v especially, as it turns a lot of money lose at a time when the people are thinking of do ing some spending and can not do it unless they have the cash. The sending out of the Christmas club ' checks is bound to liveh up business in a way and the business which it creates is very nearly all in strictly cash transactions. ' Not only are the people of the city urgently invited to take out an ac count in the Christmas club with this bank, but Mr. Lambertson says that the plan is admirably suited for the farmer, his wife and the differ ent members of his household, as they can pay at any time and for as many weeks ahead as they wish, with an assurance that the money will be ready for them along about the first of December of next year, at a time when money is in strong demand for a thousand and one var ious things. The Belding Savings bank has a large advertisement on page seven of this issuer in which it bids you a Merry Christmas by -telling you all about its big Christmas savings club and the various plans. Art Pictures For Christmas -Gerald P. Kimberly, who for sev eral years past has had a collection of beautiful pictures, local . scenes, etc., on display in one of the down town stores announces to his patrons that he has a collection of about 100 pictures at his home, for sale and . that owing to a stress of other mat v ters he will not have them on dis play down town this year, but that his customers can get them at his home on Hall street. No more ap propriate nor appreciable gift could be made to a former resident of this vicinity than one of these beautiful local scenes by Mr. Kimberly. First To Pay Winter Taxes City Treasurer John B. Essex, says that the honor of being the first to pay winter taxes fell, this year to Mrs. Melissa Cobb, of Kenwood Ave. Mrs. Cobb getting in the office early on Friday, December 10, shortly af ter the treasurer had opened up for business. Says Michigan Is Best J. J. Corrigan returned last .week from a visit with his daughter at Lone 'Rock, Oregon, satisfied jthat Michigan, taking it up one side and down the other, is by far the best state in the Union to live in. Mr. Corrigan is planning on purchasing himself a piece of property in this city and building himself a home on it next year. Living conditions, pri ces on commodities, etc., are more favorable in Belding than elsewhere according to the opinion, of Mr. Cor rigan, after seeing a considerable amount of the country and trying it out. Notified Of Brother's Death Mrs. M. L. Howe received the sad I news that her brother, B. Jerry, of i Gardenville, Texas, had died at - his home there on November 29, the cyth anniversary of his birth. He had been in bad health for two years from af ter effects of the flu. He was a no- , ble man, a good Christian loved by all ana nau ueionpeu to ine itiasuuic fraternity for 37 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and hosts of friends. He had six broth ers who served in the Civil war, one . dying from wounds received in ac tion in the second days fighting at .the battle of Shiloh. Mrs. Howe's many friends extend sympathy .to .her in the death of her brother. IHSTANTLY KILLS ItS OPERATOR GEORGE LEHMAN, FORMER LO CAL MAN MEETS SUDDEN DEATH SATURDAY j A swiftly revolving circular saw I which he was operating on the old Ashley farm in Oakfiejd township .caused the death of George Lehman 1 38 years old and a former well known j local resident, when it bursted while I in use, a piece of the steel striking ; Lehman in the throat and face and completely splitting his Jhead and neck in two from his shoulders up. Lehman had worked for M. A. Ber . ridge on the farm for some time and ! resided in a tenaiit house on the place. Ashley Berridge, a son of M. A. Berridge, had come home from Lansing and was attending to the tractor which furnished power for . the buzz saw. Lehman was feeding wood into the saw when the accident happened, the broken piece hitting I him and splitting his head open so J quickly that he never knew what , struck him. Death was instantan eous. I Lehman's body laid near where he fell for several hours after . the I tragedy and until after a coroner's jury had met in the case, after which it was removed to his home. Funer- al services were held there Tuesday , morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Ellis officiating and burial was in the cem- 'etery here. I Mr. Lehman was well known here having worked for many years in ,the silk mills and at other work in and around this city. He was an industrious fellow and was well lik- jed among his acquaintances. He was married about three years ago. His widow, together with his mother Mrs. Ida Katz. two sisters, Miss Ella , Lehman, of this city and Mrs. Or ville Backus, of Port Huron and. a brother, Otto Lehman, survive him. ' Rumor has it that the saw which killed Lehman, when it burst, was cracked and not considered in safe 'condition for use. The Creed:. of ihe Decent By Dr. Frank Crane I am decent. I am not particularly pious, nor normal, nor good, nor cultured, nor superior, but just plain decent. I don't like dirt. I don't like, soiled clothes, nor unkempt hair, nor ringer nails in mourning, nor muddy shoes, nor coarse speech. I am not finicky, nor proper, nor fussy, nor fastidious. I am decent. I like whole some things, a white table cloth, an individual drinking cup, a clean plate, a tidy bed and a child with its face washed. I don't like adulterated bread, adulterated drinks nor adulterated people. I like a man that sticks to his legal wife, and a woman that is fond of her own husband. I don't care for gay Lotharios nor soiled doves; not that they're wicked; they're just nasty. I don't like profanity nor salacity. They are smudges that obscure wit, blots that offend clever speech, they are as egg on a shirt-bossom or tomatoe-sauce on the waist-front. I don't like suggestively naughty plays nor movie pictures that appeal to snickering louts. I don't like novels that reek of undisciplined sex feeling, nor magazines that cater to the seekers after licen tiousness. Idealized, th sex instinct is beautiful, human and wholesome, purely physical, it is the same as a rotten apple or water fresh from the sewer. I don't like Bohemianism' that means soaplessness, nor liberty that eventuates only in disorder. There are plenty of unclean and foul things and deeds and thoughts in the world; it is the province of art at times to depict them; but no artist has a right to put such things into his work unless he can idealize them, can invest them with a noble pas sion or make them instruments of a beautiful reaction. No book; picture, statue or story has any excuse to exist, unless it ministers to beauty, though often the uncouth can be made singularly to reveal spiritual beauty. I don't like dealers in scandal, ugly hints, inuendoes nor any of the stab-in-the-back gentry. They are the slimy snakes and stinging mosquitoes of the human race. I don't like anybody who talks against Uncle Sam. If any person does not like this country let him go to another. To live in Uncle Sam's house and whisper against him is nasty. For a wife to speak slurringly of her husband, or a husband to speak so of his wife, is also dirt. I don't like spies, sneaks, tattletales, trouble makers. They are the same as lice. Ugh! I like the nakedness of cleanliness better than the covers of perfumery. I like clean anger better than a smoky grudge. I don't like religion that is an ugly fanaticism, nor learning that is an offensive egotism, nor any excellence that is degraded to selfish. ends. I may be poor, but I can be clean. I may be ignorant, but I can be po lite. I may be wicked, but I don't have to be coarse. I am one o the great mass of the people in these United States who will put up with almost anything b u t dirt. From dirt, physical, mental or emotional, from all dirt, good Lord deliver us! CHRISI'l ' Accepts a Good Position 1 Arthur Brown has just closed a contract with the Joliet Wall Paper Mills Co., whereby he will become that company's state agent for Mich igan, starting in on his new job in July of next year. The new position is a good one and will not interfere with Mr. Brown's local business in ' that he will be here for the first half of the vear and while he is cone the latter part of the year, he will ppoPLF-S have someone in charge of his store , here. " r ft iri 4 r vim mm Signs Of The Timea - v : i j i 1 1 : . u .it.. UUUICU BUUWUttWUlU CMC II UlUCI i A Ml . l : : it T a i Aiuurusn 'a heavy and steady fall of snow all LiV: JVi a i it. c . i -x. auoui me . ' of . T V said'aAfct Spencer,, cashier day long, the first set of sleighs of the season on the streets today and train No. 25 on the Ionia-Big Rapids branch of the Pere Marquette fully equipped with snow plow and extra shovels, we take winter has or is about 9 fag -mm )Mu?WaSfRVAhat the the iftrgof the thteP caning- Christrn;rlftateeoWirtR banks This -clutf iroseVebtoj ttfenhfifloniinal to savelrWi!vCiHV Hwni&HV chanca ,oitatroe that i iyijkmm ml that thelnPhteJsHa 'Moflwn fact tered in thW" nWrya&n$asfltebe foz. 'reatefis iV3Se th& Likes Army Life John Raymond has received a let- !i?i -it for frnm h a inn VranV vant- ""UUi J i i;et,4 uL ' u-'to save.flfc i haver mone ! field artillery division and now lo cated at Camp Lewis, Washington, in j which he says army life is just the I thing for him for the next, three years. lie said that he had met. Geo. Daly, another former local man and that they both like the army life. GOV'T JGEiiT . CHECKING UPOII ' LOCAL DEALERS SEVERAL LIGHT FINES REPORT ED FOR FAILURE TO COM PLY WITH REQUIREMENTS A r large $0 SWheh er their firMfrtioKwSwiwheth find itCl.&MsaCdwrfiSalJr small cially. 'Twr lWieTni'When tinaii theyiwijPrtfsWirte when the ralnY dW fei$vfeytori$vWde fcr seem tp' fiafd4 WouW sprm6nec6 never start a' ktrOT.r"TfKTOftney 10 Club isTttbftaVwnWtt in thi more canrrarto .gtt first sjnWB the start0 1s 'tfijRM Aitnougarroe n ie DecemWrS due e any t. H&tWflA -after all. rtffiVWienVMBg. b MiiWient iz . . - - 1 1 f .vior.a.. L T 1 join . befojer thatmerH&y1 payfflgewi may advanced V,T?DnWThy3de3ayng in so that check "CStch; .nteTfibeiUJwjTCreeWeV1reeits In rant? tffoV1 fttffitotfffq -VYihWeccive I ping nextea?. 1 Wfi eri cajWM Pe shop made e'gnlarfy VKe;r-bafiklA'mi4ninat3 ars terest rbn'thWoKt.MehisalaJJvs ir. ways an' nccTraVe'meVf cltil1sav!ftg;h i3 a!- A. nunera6,Taln"fTeVe finding, members nWMefct teoraMoirGdFfd and tl.en:. ; lhte WfoVtifftUserofteore of may p'aVTl-25c"OMi-: ZZJi2:GG'(r weekly 'tebfelsoilAtinV-WspW $2.0C ti vel v : to r$i2.feft: . S2f .OD.a 'SSO'.OO r g nfc 5pec- 00, VAnbthei-K-a-y is-wiiattiMAJ ar- 4agthe iftfifeWtfsiftlAftg.wlHit is II. J. Webber, a federal government representative operating out of the j Grand Rapids office is in the c'7. hj I week checking up on the various merchants who should keep a record of their sales and the tax due the government and correcting them in. $100 any discrepancies or omissions which known 11 1 1 in m 1 . ... k':. vn n iT 5 , " i mey nave Deen guuiy 01. which theV "payment ihm&ev everyss, m Several fines of $5 are reported for week. A One1 dt hislajise.'eiivttfteveri' ( failure to comply with some rule or :2c, neifceerr4c : $16) fteaenvSTfiesScrts at anomer ana m aaaiuon me parties : progressive UU&'-matures1 av Tc5&ne MANY LETTERS ARE RE- CEIVED FOR OLD SANTA We have received five letters to Santa Claus which we publish as follows: ' . ?. " ' Santa Claus, North Poll. Dear Santa: Please bring me a auto and a train of cars. Clinton Couzzins. j . Alderman Tenders Resignation 1 Alderman Robert Olds of the sec ond ward has sent in his resignation 1 to the council and is ready to step , down and out any time he rest of , his colleagues are ready to accept of his act. According to rumors, ; Aid. Olds says it takes up too much time to attend to the city's business 1 and he doesn't like the job anyhow. Belding, Mich. Dear Santa: Christmas is coming and I want you to bring me some things, these are what I want: ten baloons, two tops, two story books, one beautiful doll with lots of dresses coats and caps, a little piano, a lit tle airplain, a wash tub full of candy, popcorn, peanuts and nuts, a guitar, a little set of dishes, a nice dress, a pair of scissors, a box of colors, a box of paints, a box of handkerchiefs two rough tablets, two smooth tab lets, three pencils, a drum, lots of games, a teddy bear, two rubber balls a little soing machine, wrist watch, a box of beads, a jumping rope, a doll trunk, an ironing board, a pair of doll slippers for my doll, a doll dresses set, a dead dog, a live rabbit, a wheeleborrow, a little auto a stock farm, a black board, a wagon a slead, and a circle comb. Hope you will bring me all I have written down ' because I have been a very good girl r rom, Hilda Andres. HAS LOCALS 111 THREE OEi'lT TAKE OVER ELEVATORS AND MILLS AT LAKE ODESSA, PORTLAND AND MUIR HAPPINESS OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD Surprise Party A surprise party was given on John Talbot, Thursday evening, Dec. 9. The guests being: Arthur Snider, Bessie Bookwalter, Arlo Tebbel, Ma rie Heffron, Leo Kennedy, Ettie Lynch, James Halters, Margaret An drews. Joe Costello. Helen Moore, Alfred Bivins, Philameana Heffron. Ronald Costello, Clara Gondolf and Otis Currie. The evening was spent playing games and dancing, after which refreshments were serve3. Unequalled Values Ladies who are planning on pur chasing dry goods and similar ar ticles will find it to their advantage to look up the page advertisement of E. A Ifloyd, Balding1! veteran dry goods merchant and notice the hundreds of'unequaled bargains of fered. This advertisement contains prices far lower than any advertise ment we have as yet seen published In any daily or weekly paper in the country. Honored Departing Members Miss Britzki's class of the Congre gational Sunday school held a party at the home of the president, Miss Dorothy Brown, last Wednesday evening in honor of two of its mem bers, Julia Meta Arnold and Margar et Shattuck, who have since left' the city. Miss Shattuck to reside in Lan sing and Miss' Arnold in Hastings. 22 girls were present. The evening was spent in playing games after which ice cream and wafers were served. Knew How To Get It The Rev. R. F. McLendon, a revi valist, announced that in his audience there was a man who had been be traying his family and not leading an upright life. lie also added that unless that man placed a $10 bill in the collection box he would announce his name. Eighty-five $10 bills were deposited when the box was passed. Watch The Advs. And Save Why rail about the high cost of living when by looking through the many money saving advertisements in this issue of the Banner-News you can select' almost ajiyihing in the lives which - you are in need of at genuine savings over what you have been paying. It is your in terest, especially in these times to keep close tab on the advertisements in order to take advantage of any bargains offered. Right now there are a lot of them. Belding, Mich., Dec. 10, 1920 Dear Santa Claus. Please send me an automobile, some candy, a lot of toys, a fire truck, two sweaters, one for me and one for my brother Ed., a tool chest, John Peter Engemann. Dere Sandy Claus: Plese bring me a woolly doggie, a trane of kars a engin, a sawe, tuie chest and sum candie. Clyde. Belding, Mich., Dec. 15, 1920. Dear Santa Claus: I telephone to you every day but I -can't make you hear so I'm going to write. I want a lot of story books for Christmas, grandma is . getting tired of my old ones and she reads them to me. Iwant a doll buggy and a Christ mas tree. Bye Bye, Santa, from Matha Arline Joslin. Dear Santa Clause: I want a cradle for my Dol lie, a Black board, a new Coat, of course some candy and nuts. I would like some games if you got them. Margaret V. Annis: 6 yrs. old. 204 Leonard St. Come on children, only one more week to get your letter in and have it published in the paper. Notice All those holding accounts against Ray or Mae Bailey, please send statement of account to RayBailey of Freeport, Mich. Mrs. Lawrence Goodale and son, of Fargo, N. D., are spending the hol idays at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cooley. Hubert and Martin Engemann re turned on Saturday ' morning from Los Angeles, where they had been for the fast five months. As the plans of the Farm Bureau in Ionia countv mature, the success 'of the association seems to be assur ed. Though little of the work being done is apparent to the average cit izen, a strong foundation is being laid for the organization and at dif ferent points in the county active lo cals have been established with a program for the establishment of others in the future. . The first local started in this coun. ty "was in Lake Odessa, which will supply the Vicinity )cf that tjown. They are planning to take over an el evator and shipping association, and nlready have two solicitors in the field getting new members for the financial backing of the local there. This local, like many others, will not only assist in material gains to the farming community, but will foster social activities, as well as political and religious interests. The second local to be established in the county is at Portland. It has already concluded a deal to take over a farmers' cooperative elevator and shipping association, as well as a milk station, a farm implement bus iness and a poultry shipping associa tion. The third local already established is one composed of the towns of Muir, Lyons and Pewamo and will serve the vicinities of those places. This local will take over the shipping association, formerly operating at Muir and Pewamo, and they also talk of building an elevator and mill at Muir. They have two solicitors out in the field getting memberships I for that local. I In the near future it is expected that similar locals will be organized ' ot Ionia, Belding, Saranac and iClarksville, and perhaps at Orleans, 'though it is hoped that that village will combine with Belding. Each of these locals will be under the administration of a board of eight directors, elected by the local land an executive committee compos ed of a president, a secretary-treasurer and two directors, who will be in active charge of the local at nil times. I The plan for Ionia countv is a lit tle in advance of that in other coun ties in the state. This county being .organized later than most of the oth er county communities, has been able to profit under an absolutely sound financial system, it is declared, be ing backed by collateral notes in ! amounts of $100 for each member, guaranteeing any debts owed to the business and also guaranteeing that any farm produce contracted for sale to the association will be delivered to the association. This plan has the approval of the Michigan State (Continued on page Six.) . Christmas Greetings I On page ten wtll.be found a num ber of beautifully expressed Christ mas wishes from some of the mer chants of Belding to you. , Read them over; . (Written especially for the Ban- 'ner-News by Robert Hazell Ph. D.) J That soul whose zeal is regulated by an enlightened understanding, nourished by a calm, dispassionate love of truth and founded upon a firm adherence to the moral attribut es of God, is a plant of our heavenly Father's right hand planting and shall be useful and happy here and inherit eternal life hereafter. Beincr ueuverea irom me aarK snades 01 ignorance, the contradicting infiuenc of partiality and the tyranical as cendancy of appetite, the mind is free to think and judge and exercise its pious affections without obstructions 1 in which consists the glorious liberty of the children of God." Free from thepitiful shackles of liberty such a soul enjoys the most I pleasant and seving range through I all the wonders of redeeming love. The attributes and works and prov idence, and grace of God, afford ,l abundant matter for his pious medi tations. His active mind travels through the beauties of creation and 1 adores that beneficient hand which I sends us rain from heaven and fills I our hearts with food and gladness, j He turns to the pages of revelation, j explores the opening beauties of the moral law, surveys the wonderful goodness of God manifested in the flesh, then rising on the wings of contemplation, '.wth ecstacy 1 o f thought to those salubrious regions of ineffable tranquility, "where mo mentary ages are no more." His soul adheres to God, as to the center of ajl its desires he finds no pleasure in existance equal to that of doing good. He looks over the face of the earth, with conscious friendship for every living creature. He mourns over the ignorance and wickedness of men and melts its sympathetic tears for the misery of Adam's chil dren. His enlarceH and cenprmis Jmind embraces the different nations of the earth with affection and be seeches heaven to bless all his bre thren of the human race. All true Christians are in this riv er of love. They are channels, also through which it flows out into the highways and byways of life. Each one, is growing in the grace and power of the Christ love. ' because ,they are longing, hoping, working to bring into some life or lives what they know of this great love which has helped and blessed them. All those signs of an inward glad ness of a universal friendliness, are aparent in every city, town, village or country hamlet throughout our beautiful land and the whole world where the name of Christ is known. All our joy and all the world's joy at this season is because of the exaltation and adoration in the ?iu man heart of an ideal. The 'ideal Man, -.the God-Man, Chtistt Jesus, who came to the world to show it how to love, whose coming was to bring joy to every creature and to es tablish the kingdom of love, upon earth. jwere required to fix things up as they should have been in the first place. I Some proprietary stamps have been used where documentary stamps should have been used and vice ver sa. In other cases none quired stamps were being eral people were called upon rect income tax statements for last year, with but a short amount of time alotted them for the work and the activity of the federal agent has been a general straightening out and corrective course among a lot of peo- f)le who thought they had been fol owing on the right track in these matters. ; ; - Some of the people visited have been following the advice of some fiMeleMgfWSt. Club ny He teyersed,A tattmtTgres- Mtett anitinte fiste aTld. fltfarUng L iJZiiL.. JUttrmrrtL. Ji w i- -J f, - of the re-- ducinenfeswrtea)we5oThn(c re used. Sev- works' n&n wfifl&tsu-ator $EWs and to cor- at $1.6ffd5VfodriWWhlk ihtftarts Then 'there maturing, a sive tUos at thethi last pa-imem.anVorae!S down to 2c as the' OrdlnarV. otJtfksr are not needed in carry inTOBfrias CTibcftmied in The. PtiofnT?ahV1sCfahigCAounts patented Prsie.nCn HsfJchvs t'ng a record'fSaynVeitotbypctlh the government official who har been thru ports wrong. date,'.apdoe$yra to to bility'0CffpT.uut; away witn any po3Su . The'banltf Ka1f05i lare-e advertise- before and find themselves . to have ment oA'jjatfeo1 w'bi&TteirivJttfirtise been working their systems and re- you to 'Vomfe WahWs vOtiithovites new systeWr6tfrcn .thekvdoptttt the . Purchases .Smith Building L. L. Parney, who recently came here from Alberta and more recently cen a started in a meat market in the H. . to,helpljWnctsaaSta-'rt5nt's A. Smith riverside building, on north I J 1TViV ft"J a start. Bridge street, has made a deal where- j by he becomes the owner of the prop-; eruy ii which ins own uusineas is iu- i caicu. ine uuuuing aiso contains vne : u pafftof noicomu Kro-ry ana me ooai anu , wu:r jmWwiiW proprietor of the boat livery business ' through the deal. We Like. Yout.Sivle. Jim We have, received .aette'rfr . MdhrL riwtll HcnSAW fertftto man. whicr , ""yk" vr partly- NVairteof itn tMcrMiroT a rd nuripo. air. i-amev msn nprames -ii.- .1.. ,-ivcn . i rldYaln fcrgftvtiTmmtf oca 1 thi tygpfromaitfnent thd l Mer ty 1 Cn'i i&hiW a Hd HaVip ew f a I Yea.--' lo'-VIfrtenn'? VtelpUtilSsWew Opinions About California Differ F. G. Stocking, a former resident of this place in remitting for his next year's subscription, send ollowing letter: Campbell, Cal., Dec. 8 Editor Belding Banner-News: I was reading Hu bert Engemann's letter from Los Angeles. I had to laugh at some of ;his opinions about things in Califor nia. He is right in some and wrong in some. The real estate men tell some pretty high yarns and still there are a great many 'things that an eastern man would not believe, that are true. In regards to thunder j storms, I have lived in California 30 years and I never heard it thunder 'until after the San-Francisco earth quake. I know, since then, that the, cumaie nas cnangea to a great ex tent, although California is the finest place to live in and better than any r. I Vi o laa In tha IT t 5 A e am climate is concerned. I was in Los , ?,noHfT-' . . t i . L , . , . .. .. . , . the JetW.hicfl a'.as'fw.waiwo puaj.-s;. G r M lR ApidS ilWlchl ?J)&M 3y 1 920 TM;fi?hileK-Newi T,cn-. cc. 13, 1020 Der1r7fv:ft(f.,IEa:4.ws- No doubt tftfilPlike, the tone of tnceicfro ot lanlic'r f d'-alwhjnr.cr- jr ii., no doubt otf 'winike, th( ,s the,this,Iotiftbhta,.riJ jlhe1 1ftJa year;xitcfjt)trro:t6athe 1920 j New's,-: bchjoytfl U on timnapri1? Ih-'fAct'ht pft.!o.'i6f ays any of c'if "nnny'ut1ilii?fjcWiV of ing hit c'f i PTLilnayMeWGtiristm'asIah- ;IhineiV)tt;hhfHft-vhVh.iTCwna and Yea I 1 rbitfain very truly yours, T rtmairt "toirvulrjiv vrmrs. . iji r-uxuuu, r Rap- ' Indoor Ball, I'prKural Schools CouJtffyoMJcx$& total . J: C. ttnttbhutW 'Hvas SintKe WtvSthOoU day, : Mettfttf 4Wefr dW inn 0e cWlK-to- Angeles the last cf August and would thJal3SStf have liked to have met Mr. Enge- !usX$mSri mann but did not know where to find wf aw?icxU4xalsid ! balls jf4:r t;WTKcrctioose EacWShW? oftfl fotocsbatols a'nrf "hivViKK flVhrfinfhRaWjieed Thevbat iVfe TfaVhMCeeiH Ifhey Yours truly, F. G. Stocking. tftftfnglW wY1ttfteen S i4n m vZtMOktr hftroHUih . theiulcVWeic fcihPfaWdnfB: vanned schotorrfMb-Ke WlinJsMhoothe Oncns Radiator Kepalr Sho MatiWSfWnf456rflMlknS mobile. MiaW'renafrOBhofri buildinir0 d& Srtrto- m thdo- wT fiypahlsShtoptheHhe m- asv,thiJiafti;f rhtpIAttcf v1rfnttdBt. to ! attenloTnUHradtator Cbafr rwmlt.to is-'of very xftftufp frAmak)snf'aTia m ItfijIelH Camp Fire Girls Hold Sale The camp Fire Girls will hold a sale of fancy articles and home made candies, Saturday, December 18, at the Hat Sh6ppe. ' Mrs. Bay Emory and children and Mrs. Sutherland, all of Pontiac, are spending the holidays with their rel atives here and in Orleans. We Thought Hd Didn't Drink The Greenville independent has J the following to say. in its last week s issue about our old friend, George Finch. "You all know George, Georce Finch we mean. Friday morning as he was coming down Clayttyjj town he heard two robbins scream ing for help. Naturally he went see what the trouble was covered a five foot blue racer ing up the tree after the b afraid of snakes, George his good friend, Tim Winter, came to the rescue. A fish secured and the reptile eternal rest. And this a U5 ki.l- Vftrers and isv ftDiftoffflaranr'aiT Tri' iT-I"i 'IT S'U"v. Wk, guarantee all his living 111 ills iiCiitvuiiiuvu oiiiuo w i( VV C r have taken nuite a fancy to him and h L went so far as to follow him all the i Notice " way aown town. a! 4 V turn tfA.lltfA Vaam or else Morrison, of the Independ-Dwjr UiV yigL ent. is a eol dumed prevaricator andentti'lt)!,:' should be put to death. that'rditlC laid to hisV.PrfenTft. cMarhtMrWittrd is not all; thA WoVaXmp'Q nbV,'jndrth Georce had another funny experience Ka.cjmce . Now v George, Allunold, .huMftKI en drinking lately U AJrn.CagO , of the Independ-. D&fcV?' Mary Barclay went to Greenville Thurrlay, on business. ".