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The patriotic orders of Belding
will observe Memorial Sunday, May
29 by attending the regular morning
service at the Church of Christ.
They will assemble at the G. A. R.
hall at 10 o'clock a. m., fast time,
and march to the church. All sol
diers, sailors , and marines of all
wars, are cordially invited to join
with us in this memorial Sunday ser
vice. Headquarters; Dan S. Root post,
126 G. A. R., Belding, Michigan,
Monday, May 30, 1921. Memorial
(Decoration) Day service. The G.
A. R. post, tlie Womens Relief Corps
The Camp of Sons of Veterans, the
Tent of the Daughters of Veterans,
the Hugo Faies post, 203, American
Legion, Auxiliary, will assemble at
the G. A. R. hall at 9 o'clock sharp
fast time, Monday, May 30th and
march to the Bridge street bridge,
wheie the W. R. C, assisted by the
other orders will give their ritualis
tic water service in honor of the sol
diers, sailors and marines buried at
sea. Prayer by Rev. Osborne. Fol
lowed by the school pupils casting
their flowers on (he water.
Order of March:
1. School pupils in ranks of four
carrying flags and flowers, under
charge of superintendent Skinner and
their teachers. t
2. Civic bodies, lodges and patri
otic citizens. Camp Fire Girls, Bel
ding band, Sons of Veterans, W. H.
Malone commander, G. A. R. post,
Hugo Fales post, American Legion,
S. L. O'Connor, Commander, Daugh
ters of Veterans, W. R. C, Ameri.
can Legion Auxiliary. After the
water service the march will be re
sumed in the same order to the M.
E. church.
Program at the church:
1. Boys and girls Glee Club.
2. Invocation, Rev. George A. Os
borne. 3. Selection, Belding band.
r . 4. Reading General John A. Lo
gan' . celebrated order establishing
Memorial Day for all time, Donald
B. Cook, American Legion.
5. Reading Lincoln's Gettysburg
6. Sons of Veterans. '
7. Solo, Clayton Knapp, American
8. Address, Rev. George A. Os
bcrne. All soldiers, sailors and marines
of all wars, the mayor, city council
and all civic bodies and fraternal or
ders are cordially invited to join with
us in assembling at the G. A. R. hall
make the march and attend the ser
vice of Memorial Day.
Immediately after the close of the
service at the church the G. A. R.
post, the W. R. C, the Camp and
tent of Sons and Daughters cf Vet
erans will proceed by autos to the
Cook's Corners cemetery at 12:30
for regular G. A. R. cemetery ser
vice, then to Smyrna where dinner
will be served by the Lady Macca
bees, then to the Smyrna cemetery
for the G. A. R. service and a brief
program by the school pupils under
the direction of their teacher, Miss
Marion Byrne at 2:30, then to the
old Belding cemetery at 3:30, then
to the River Ridge cemetery for dec
oration and dismissal.
Every citizen should join in mak
ing Memorial Day a holy day set
apart to be sadredJy observed for
our soldier dead who offered their
services for the integrity and unity
of our grand republic as well as for
our own loved ones who have gone
before. Bring flowers and wreaths
for every grave.
Kindly furnish your auto with a
driver for the band, the G. A. R., the
W. R. .C., the Sons and Daughters of
Veterans, the American Legion and
its auxilliarv from the M. E. church
at 11:15 to the several cemeteries and
return. At your earliest convenience
please report the use of your auto
with the number you will carry, to
Elmer Wise, Wm. H. Malone or Mert
Eaves, at the Smith Stanton place,
committee on transportation.
You will always take pride in
knowing that you have helped to
make this Decoration Day one of
patriotic devotion to our dead, who
died to make ours a nation of free
men, devoted to' home and country.
Frank R. Chase,
W. R. Olds, Post Commander
The banquet and program on Mon
day evening, May 2nd given in the
church dining room was a fitting close
to the contest of the past two months
between the blues and the reds.
A large number were present and
enjoyed first the banquet and then
the program following:
Mr. Sidney Washburn was toast
master and ably filled the position.
Fuller Dorr spoke for the winning
side and proved an excellent booster
for the school, bringing out the point
of "in all things playing a clean
game". Miss AHeen Armstrong, in
her toast from the losing side spoke
of what our superintendent had
meant to the school and to each one
individually and the great regret of
all that Mr. and Mrs. Hockstad were
so soon to remove from us.
Mr. Hockstad responded in a most
fitting way, telling the school that
in his leaving he should still carry
them in his harirt.
Adjou nment was then taken to the
auditorium above where Mr. Clayton
Knapp and Miss Raymor gave de
lightful musical numbers, followed by
a fine line of pictures from the life
of jChrist. Mr. Rooke reading the
lecture. ,
Thni rinsed an eveniir cf the
school that proved both entertaining,
and instructive.'
CO. "Y" AN- .
Oddfellows Observed Anniversary
Members of the I. O. O. F. from
all points of Ionia county were at
Saranac on Tuesday for the confer
ence that observed the 102nd anni
versary of the founding of the or
der. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Rice and
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Rice attended
the celebration from Portland Drill
teams of both the Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs were present in the com
petitive drills for both men and wo
men and were won by Belding.
Mrs. Leone Grover and baby re
turned Monday to her home in Lan
sing after visiting a few days with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Call Phone 18
Hotel Belding
24 hour Service
The annual Ionia county Y. M. C.
A. camp will be held again this year
at Morrison lake where the boys
found such a fine camp site last year.
Arrangements are being made by
Secretary Le Valley for a much lar
ger camp than last year and every
thing will be done for the pleasure
and safety of .the boys who enroll
for this annual outing.
Fred Hancock of Charlotte, has
again been secured as swimming in
structor' which insures a big time in
the water ? ports. One boy said: "The
instruction in swimming and life7 sav
ing last year was worth all it cost
me for the whole camping season to
say nothing of the eats and ice cream
which We got extra." As all swim
ming is carefully supervised parents
may leel safe in sending their boys
to camp to learn. Those who already
can swim will find a great deal of
help in improving their favorite
All the campers of last year will
remember the camp cook and" she has
promised to be with us again this
year. Just ask one of the boys about
those riced potatoes, apple pies and
ice cream and you will surely want
to come.
Any boy in Ionia county between
the ages of 12 and 1G years is eligi
ble for camp and the fee for the full
eight days including the Fourth . of
July will be so reasonable that any
real live fellow can earn his own
money to come to camp. Full infor
mation can be secured by writing to
the County Secretary, Roy R. LeVal
ley, or just ask one of the old camp
ers to write in for you.
Secretary LeValley was in town on
Monday to ascertain the approximate
number of local boys who would at
tend the camp. More than 20 signi
fied their intention of going from
here. A. M. Hall will be one of the
tent leaders at the camp and it is
thought several other local men will
also act in that capacity.
Grange Notice
The Grattan Grange will meet on
Thursday, May 2G at their hall. Pro
gram: Song, "Long, lorjg trail a
winding", "Keep the home fires burn
ing", by the Grange; Recitation by
Mrs. Lester Carpenter; Music by
Carl and Lona Hull; Discussion:
"What is the need of common people
interesting themselves in public af
fairs", Chas. Godfrey and Rena Em
mons; Song by Louie Emmons; Re
citation by Elmer Weller; Music, Ray
and Elenor Smith; Recitation by
Frank Carpenter; Song, "Dixie", by
the Grange. The third and fourth
degree wiil be conferred. General
supper with frankfurts.
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Beautiful Arlington ampnitneater was used for the first timt aince its dedication, in Washington's 1920 Memorial
xsreists. General John J. Pershing is shown making ths principal addrtss to an audience which overflowed th
massive uncovered bowl. Veterans of the Civil war were given prominent places among the listeners.
Quite a Painful Accident
Last Monday evening, Austin, the
three year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Berry, started to run across
the floor with a wooden whistle in
his mouth with which he was play
ing, and tripped on a iHg and fell
striking the whistle on the floor and
nearly knocking out four of his teeth
and bruising his lip quite badly. Dr.
Armstrong was immeduate)ly 'qallwk
and succeeded in getting thena back in
position and anchored them to the
other teeth with fine wire so that
Austin won't have to have false
teeth yet a while.
Are Ruying Potatoes
The R. W. Dunham Co., of the
Association of Commerce Building,
Grand Rapids, are in this neighbor
hood shipping potatoes. It might
be known that they got $140.00 a
ton for grapes last fall which was
the highest price ever paid for
grapes in the state of Michigan since
a vine was planted. If you still have
any potatoes on hand write, stating
number of bushels and they will ar
range for shipping. They have al
ready shipped three cars from the
station at Smyrna and have succeded
in getting a top notch price for the
growers who sold through them. Mr.
Dunham is stopping at Hotel Belding
where farmers can see him or call in
regard to potatoes which they still
have,. He also says that in view of
the fact that the southern crop will
soon be on the market that the time
to sell old potatoes is now.
The sixth annual meeting and ban
quet of the Board of Commerce held
last week was one of the best attend
ed and interesting events in the his
tory of that important adjunct to
our city.
More than one hundred and twenty
five banqueters occupied seats at the
tables and regaled themselves with
the big dinner severed by the commit
tee having it in charge.
Epecially fine decorations graced
the auilitorium, beautiful in simpli
city with just the right touch of light
and color to be in keeping with the
occasion. Songs under the leader
ship of Rev. W. J. Rooke with Bert
Rummler at the piano "Smiles"
"Stand by your town'' and "Ameri
ca" were sung. The Legion quartet
Don Cook, Clayton Knapp, Spencer
Smith and Bert Rummler, gave se
lections and Roy Simmons rendered
several solos, calling forth much ap
plause. Adelbert M. Hall was toastmaster
and congratulated the large member
ship present and of thuir interest
shown in the organization and of the
things appertaining to the better
ment of the city. Reading of the re
cords by Byron F. Brown, Secretary
was followed by a short speech from
.Mayor Fred A. Washburn who urged
the propriety of keeping our city in
the front rank of steady and substan
tial improvements and especially of
cleanliness, sanitary measures and of
good health. He touched upon the
question of population which has
ranked in the breasts of our citizens
ever since the census list was given
out by the government and from the
special enumerating committees re
port appointed by him recently, show
ed, that the city has a population of
4,259. First ward 1,362; Second ward
1,192; Third ward 1,705.
Interest centered in the speech by
David Friday, Prof, of Economics in
the State University, Ann Arbor, who
held the earnest attention of all for
more than an hour with a most in
teresting address on the "Curse of
Peace", dealing with the problems
now confronting us in the lines of
finance, industry, high cost of living
adequate wages, foreign relations,
etc., and was optimistic that out of
ail this chaos religated to the nation
from the late war and attempts at
readjustment since the declaration of
peace normalcy would come.
Mr. Friday had much to do in offi
cial life in Washingaon, New York
and other cities during the war and
could speak from experience.
New officers elected were: Presi
dent, E. C. Lloyd; Vice President,
Clyde A. Knapp; Treasurer, Merton
Smith; Directors, Henry J. Leonard,
W. P. Hetherington and Walter Ire
land. Gave FareweJl Party
Neighbors and relatives to the
number of about fifty gathered at
the hom'e of Mrs. Lena Engemann,
914 James street, Monday evening,
and bid farewell to Frank J. . Enge
mann and family, who are moving to
Kalamazoo this weeki A social even
ing was enjoyed aftet which light re
freshments were served and the
guests departed for their homes
wishing Mr. and Mrs. Engemann and
family success and happiness in their
new home.
Had Narrow Escape (
While Mrs. George Farthing was
driving south on Bridge street, Wed
nesday aftternoon and as she was to
turn east on Center street, passing
another vehicle also going south, a
truck driiven by C M. Lpomis,
farmer living between here and
Greenville apn-oached from the south
and the three formed a mix-up out
of which came a runaway horse with
a buggy overturned on the pavement
with Mrs. Farthing down underneath
it. Groceries were scattered all over
the pavement and the frightened an
imal was caught in the rear of the
Elmer Wise residence. Luckily no
one was seriously injured and, out
side of the wrecked buggy no other
damage is reported, although Mrs.
Farthing was badly shocked and was
unable to ge around for several days
after the accident.
On Friday evening, May 27th at
8 o'clock in the Congregational church
there will be a lecture "Alaska, the
wonderland of America", illustrated
by 90 slides.
This entertainment comes recom
mended as especially fine. Mrs. Lena
Leonard Fuller has also kindly con
sented to sing and all of our people
will surely welcome the opportunity
f listening to her. Mrs. Hockstad
will giVe two pipe organ solos which
will bfc well worth the while.
f The ladies feel that they are pre
senting an entertainment of high or
der as a part of their club work7 and
not as a money making scheme. An
admission of ten cents will be charg-
I .l lL. I
i'u iu tuver t:Aptriisca ui wic evening. ,
State aid for farmers in their war
against the grasshopper pest was
granted by the recent legislature
with the appropriation of $40,000
to be used to leimburse counties for
on-half the money spent for poison
bait. Because of the seriousness of the
pest during the past season, the En
tomology Department of the Mich
igan Agricultural College is urging
counties in the grasshopper region
to be prepared for a probably similar
outbreak this year. The work in each
ccunty is to be in charge of a man
appointed by the county supervisors
who in most cases will probably be
the county agricultural agent.
No Cause For Action '
The jury in the case of the People
against Wilbur Wood in which as
sault an battery was charged by the
complaining witness, Ella Lehman,
brought in a verdict of no cause for
action, when the case was tried on
Wednesday. Two women on the jury
Mrs. George Kingsbury and Mrs.
Georgi Carothers, helped in bring
ing in the verdict. The jury in the
case of George Hubbard and Guy
Wright also brought in, a verdict of
no cause for action when the case was
detailed to them. Both actions were
before Judge Lapham.
A very pleasant social gathering of
merrbers o f the Congregational
church and society held Monday was
featured with the burning of a $1200
mortgage which had peen hanging 1
jrr. ui(j inuuii v.; I in. v.- iui 111c j'tiob
eight years. Another feature intense
ly interesting pnd instructive was an
address or lecture given py Rev. W.
.1. Rooke, highly ilustrated with the
screen pictures entitled "The shrines
of Congregationalism" which took the
audience? through many lands from
the days of the Purital fathers to the
present time. Supper was served at
6:30 o'clock and more than fifty sat
of tVift f nKloo u?Vton Vio ontct U'firo Tin-
hemian and nothing was lacking I
which the appetite covered.
After the lecture the President
of the board of trustees, H. A. Smith
gave a history of the mortgage, a mo
tion was made, that it be burned and
Miss Elise Connell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Connell, was call
ed upon to apply the torch and it was
soon reduced to ashes. It was sug
gested that the ashes be scattered
to the four winds of heaven but
some of the members thought it bet
ter to cork them up in a bottle and
have deacon, "Judge" Lapham hang
them on the highest pinnacle of the
"The Sweet Family Entertainment"
The Daughters of Veterans have
been requested to repeat their play,
"The Sweet Family' and have decid
ed to give it at the Smyrna Maccabee
hall, May 20th. The proceeds wil
be used in repairing the G. A. R.
hall. This is for a good cause and
the "Daughters" will appreciate your
patronage. Help by buying a ticket.
Admission: 15. and 28 cents. Dance
after the show.
Daughters Of Veterans
The tent will hold their meeting
Thursday night instead of Friday,
this week. This will be our last meet
ing before Decoration Day. -
Ever since the government official
census figures were handed out after
the last census, there has been dis
satisfaction with the count and sev
eral times talk was heard that there
should be another count taken to show,
un that the city had made a gain in
stead of a, loss of 208, as was shown,
the figures of 1910 having been 4,119
.and the figures for 1920 having been
given out as 3,911.
Recently as a result of action tak
I u.. il. i i r i .
vu uy me mm i u ui lvuiiuui tf, a lo
cal and unofficial canvas was taken
and this showed that instead of the
city having lost any in population,
they had actually gained, the count
having disclosed 1,326 people living
in the first ward, 1,192 in the second
ward 'and 1,705 in the Third ward, a
total of 4,259, or 348 more than the
official enumerators had counted.
Of course, the latest figures will
have no bearing on the official count
but it will serve to show that the
city has not been slipping backward
in population.
Store Opens Up
W. B. Conner has opened np his
store in the Vincent block and hs one
of the cleanest and best stock of
groceries on display and ready for
the public in this or any other city.
Call in and look the place over, try
out the new store.
More Illegal Fishing
Hart Clemmons, Lloyd Bremmer.
Russell Frank, Harry Oliver and
Morris demons, of St. Johns, were
brought beore Justice Lapham on
Monday and were charged by Deputy
Game and Fish Warden Cook with
fishing with set lines at the Common
wealth dam on Grand River, below
Lyons, Sunday. They plead guilty
and were fined $5.00 and costs of
$4.20 each or were to take 20 days
in the county jail as an alternative.
All dug down for the money and
shoved the cash over to the justice.
See Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid".
Empress theatre, May 23 and 24.
New York's notorious mystery sen
sation which provides interesting
reading matter to tlv public day in
end day out. are re?ecl.cd vividly in
the coming attraction at the Empress
theatre where "Waili New York
Sleeps" will b. shv.vn M.iy 2i and 26.
This widely hcraldoi production, ac
c;iv:rcd as tlio g'catest screen melo
drrma of all ,imt. gives a very inM
mal'j knowledge into life among the
gayest of Hew York's gay as well
as .mi insighi in t the East Side.
Director Charles J. Brabin. who
staged the production for the Fox
Film Corporation, has made the pic
ture in episodic form, telling his story
in three incidents, each of which is
intensely dramatic and interesting. In
or'er to insure perfect realism" and
fidelity to. detail the director obtain
e.l the assistance of the New York
police department and well-known
newspaper reporters, who gave him
the benefit of their knowledge of all
degrees of New York society. The
third episode is unusually sensation
al, depicting a tragedy of the East
Side. The famous New York police
boat is seen in a thrilling1 midnight
pistol battle with a gang of robbers,
staged on East river, within the sha
dow of the Brooklyn Bridge. Real
policemen manned the boat and took
part in the fight.
Among the many interesting fea-tu-es
of the picture are scenes in a
millionaire's home, along the Gay
White Way and the river front dis
trict of the East Side. Many types
of people who from the population of
the great metropolis are encountered.
The spectator is treated to a glimpse
on the roof of the New Amsterdam
theatre and sees a dancing number
from Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic, to
gether with gorgeous scenes filmed
in the Palais Royal.
oll', nd Mrs" Ii:dseway Burns, of
048 Morton avenue, have received the
following letter from their son, Ro
bert, who is with the U. ,S. Cavalry
forces stationed at Schoffield Bar
racks, Hawaiian Islands.
It is as follows:
Dear folks at home:
I haven't written a letter
for some time and I have lots of news
. First of all is, I have to write a
letter on or before Mothers' Day or
111 netia court ma:'tial that applies
to all the men, so I am writing with
the stationery the amusement hall
gives out for that purpose. A
while ago we had an explosion, some
Jap threw a bomb in the powder
magazine and blew it all to pieces
and killed two sentries and also
woune'ed seme. K troop sent out a
patrol to the reservoir. They thought
they might attack us and blow up our
water supply but we put a chain
guard around it and they got fooled.
You see we are on the water saving
as you are on the daylight saving
system. The reservoir holds enough
water for 30 days for all the men in
the post so we can't waste any. It
rains quite often here. There isn't
much danger of running out of water
The squadron just came back from a
hike and we go out next week again,
that is to help save water. I get out
of school in three weeks and I am
classed as one of the best in school
so you see I get some good out of it.
We will go on the shooting range in
a month, that will keep us busy till
fall or September. There is no change
in the climate only it gets wetter
than water. We have all kinds of
stuff to drink and it sure would cure
a man from drinking any more, it is
named Ohekelor. It is pronounced
0-ker.le-hou, some name I call it.
There are lots of pretty places in this
rock, if you want to see them. We had
a fine time during the blowout for the
troop Jias still got their four day pass
coming yet and I am in on it. Today
was pay day and the boys are sitting
around gambling. I haven't gambled
yet. Say write to me and tell me if
you get the $15 for February. They
took it out of this pay day and it put
me in the hole. If vou don't get it
write and tell me. Write for all of
the payments. If you don't get them
I los? the money because thoy ttke
it out just the same. Tell Margaret
I will write later as I am so busy now
Tell dad there is only two things to
hunt and that is wild goats rnd drink
There are a bt of chocolate dames
, Tell all the white girls I am still
in favor of them because the women
here look all alike and you can't tell
them apart.
This is all for now. I am well and
hope you are the same.
Pvt. Robert Burns.
Ladies Literary Exchange Club
The' next regular meeting of the
club will be held in the Congrega
tional church dining room, Friday
evening, May 27, at 7:30 o'clock.
Members please come promptly as
the meeting will close at eight o'clock
for the illustrated lecture and musi
cal auditorium.
Announce Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Loewe an
nounce tUee ngagement of thdir
daughter, Norma, to Mr. Nathaniel
Stimson, of Marysville, Mich. The
wedding will take place June 1st.
Grand OIJ Man Is Dead
Dennis Hogan of the north side",
was called to Ir.nin
j serious illness of his father, Dennis
u. ziuan, sr., ana tne latter's death
occurred at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. uMatt Bethan, of Ionia, Wednes
day. The funeral was held from SS.
Peter and Paul church at Ionia, Fri
day morning, Rev. Fr. H. D. McCar
thy officiating and burial was in the
cemetery at Hubbardston by the side
of his wife who had preceded him
to the reward of lives well spent,
some six years ago. Six children
are left to survive, as follows: Den
nis M. Hogan, of this city, Thomas
James and John Hogan and Mrs. Dan
Feehan and Mrs. Matt Beahan. Mr.
Hogan was well known in this city
having made his home with his son
here at several times. He was a
splendid type of the passing pioneer
and his .honest, staunch Christian
character was well woi;ih pattern
ing after and made other people with
wnom he came in contact lead better
Our Birthday
Well, dear folks, it is just 33 years
ago that Judge Lapham and Charles
R. Cowdin started this newspaper
that is the Banner and it is just ex
actly three years ago that the Banner
and the News were merged into the
one publication. Well, we didn't want
it to go by unnoticed and so we're
telling you "that even a newspaper
has a birthday now and then and
while we're waiting for some one to
wish us well in the future, which we
arent expecting, we're going to shake
hands with ourselves and hope that
well be here for 133 years more.
We have two large exclusive POTATO MARKETS that are
paying net to the grower about
50 to 58c Cwt. in bulk
Advise u s what you have and we will arrange to send our men to
help in the shipping. We take your potatoes on consignment and
make returns in a few days. Will be all this week at
Hotel Belding, or write direct to office,
Association of Commerce Bldg., Grand Rapids, Mich.
They Liked Walking
Wm. and Jacob Trapp, of Grand
Rapidf wt?re hjkiing through IVom
Grand Rapids to Long lake and stop
ped here Wednesday night continu
ing on the next morning. .Leaving
Dodson's Hotel, at Long lake, which
they said just suited them in every
way, they continued on to Ionia,
Saranac and Lowell on their return
to Grand Rapids.
Memorial Day At Ashley
Rev. Ellis and others of the Ashley
church are making big plans for the
Memorial Day exercises which they
are going to have. There will be a
big picnic dinner and a program in
the afternoon and everybody is in
vited to come out and enjoy the day
and assist in a proper observance of
the memory of the great majority.
Mr. Henry Spencer and wife and
their son, Mr. Leo Spencer and wife
of Grand Rapids, weie In Beldint on
Sunday visiting Mr. II. Spnnccr'a
mother, Mrs. Celia Spencer, of South
Bridge street and called on other relatives.
Yourself and lady are cordially in
vited to attend Bakeman & Son's
Social Dance
at the Way-Side Inn, Kiddyille
Bert Rikers bus will leave post of
fice at eight o'clock.
Admission 50c, War Tax 5c

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