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.0 IONIA COUNTY'S BEST 1 NEWSPAPER KFEfcNEWS THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, NO. 42 BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 1922 ' : -X iJ FIVE CENTS THE COPY. FRIENDS snr , WARNER WILL SHOW UP STfiBNG IONIA PARTIES INTERESTED IN DEFEATING LOCAL CANDI DATE FOR LEGISLATURE WELL KNOWN PIONEER RESIDENT IS DEAD The many friends of Mrs. Henry Skellenger were pained to learn of her death on Saturday afternoon at 5:S0 o'clock, at her home, just north and west of the city, after an illness of a little more than two weeks dur ation during which time all possible vas done in an effort to save this dear and good woman's life. Shortly after Fred L. Warner, of this city had announced his intention of again entering the race for the ..nomination and election to the state legislature, an Ionia paper came out with the announcement that strong ' influence from sources in Ionia would be brought to bear in the cam-, naign with a view to defeating Mr. Warner, who has been a member of; the legislature for some time and who last year won in the race for the speakership. j Friends of Mr. Warner in this city j say that his chances for the nomi-; nation and election are good and that ! in case he wins the election, he will j undoubtedly be selected a3 speaker of the house at the next session of ; the legislature. They say that the opposition hinted at by.ttie Ionia pa-1 per comes from a certain politician . at the county seat who desired to name the men on certain important ' committees and whose wrath was . somewhat aroused when Speaker Warner Dlaved fair and square and named men of his own selection and. with due regard for their fitness and . other qualifications taken into con sideration on the committees. Fol lowing this, this same party was peeved several other times over the way certain legislation was handled and having an axe to grind, laid the whole thing up against our local man and determined to get his scalp when election rolled around ner's friends say that ceived many letters froni all parts of the country U. S. PRESENTS AXEL SKOVGAARD DANISH VIOLINIST FAMOUS MUSICAL ARTIST AND WIFE TO APPEAR BEFORE LOCAL AUDIENCE Help Fill Monument Park nriii nun nnmrn Will all those people who have if 11 liUh YU III. Willi I III W w w rubbish and surplus dirt to haul away. please cooperate ana neip nu in we proposed new Monument park just northeast of the depot crossing by dumping their rubbish and dirt there A lot of money v. ill have to be spent i' before the place will-be tin beauty: snnt which it is hoped.to.be trans formed into and everyone can help . . by doing what they can' to filUit up.! AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY COM- , i MENDED FOR EFFORT TO , ARE UNDER PRE-WAR FIGURE COUNTY AIIIUJIC HAS SET, RESTORE CONFIDENCE Young Couple Wed . Miss Grace Antonsen and Benja min K Longan, both well known in this city, surprised their friends on Saturday night by slipping quietly out of town to Trufant and- 'were married. The bride and groom are popular among - the younger people, and neither of the young couple in formed their parents of the event until a few minutes before the cere mony took place so it was a big sur prise for everybody. Their. . many friends wish them a happy and pros perous life. bd. corracE MEMBERS HAVE LIVELY MEETING SPRING lE Again the local High school is. in strumental in bringing to the music lovers of Belding, a musbal program of unusual worth. On Friday, March 17, it will present the Skovgaards in a violin and piano recital- at the Church of Christ. , Axel Skovgaard began playing the violin at the. age of five. . For some TEACm:KS ATT1jNi yi-ars iiu was me juvuuic iju wi ! Joseph Joachim, the "King of Vio linists . From his twelfth year he has made concert tours through the Scandinavian countries, lielgium, j it oieVf,ns y. L. Cray ar.d II 1 Conslieiin he large number of, i important improvements that have i been made, the latest sharp reduc tions . in the prices of Dodge Bros, 'motor car actually bring them down I below, the pre-war level, according! .o Willard Johnson, the local dealer, j To substantiate his contention he . pointed first to the car and then to' MRS. MARY SKELLENGER i wi,!.u Wmp nf lhpsp i mnrnvpmc nts WHICH GOVERNS .COMING ..VGle iisted ATHLETIC EVENTS ! "The automotive industry deserves .j a lot of credit for the way it is go ing after the price question, said Germany Holland and England. lie jwhealc, wer e rn, Ionia Saturday &od made his first appearance m A mon- attending meeting of the Ionia PtffevJ ca as a soloist with the New lork county athletic board, at which time t t th j d Symphony orchestra Later he made . fln? ,ace th date3 0t the annua J, aref ncturerfanl re an extended tour . through the. Unit- fieW meet, the various baseball tailerg in all other Hnea had takcn a ed' States and Canada, appearing in pames 'and ether county school ath- simiiar attitude the public would Carnegie ha'l, New York; in Boston letic contests were to be held. yiaye bcen disaDused of the profiteer Symphony Society hall; in Chicago,; The real-big day of the year in inR idea onff ago and buying would Montreal, Toronto aifd many other athletic contests will be the annual have een back on a normal basis important musical centers. He is Filed meet at Ionia and th:s event mucn 80Oner. I know the public ap a mature musician, and plays with! will be held this year on "Saturday, preciates this, from the way auto an emotional intensity that satisfies ' June 3. At this time the different mobiles are selling., the critic and reaches the heart of schools in the country will meet and j ran across an editorial the oil I contest for the various cup3 and other day which expressed my opin Th vmlin nn which Skoveaard medals which are to be off ere 1 as jrn exactly. It was in the Denver J plays is a genuine Stradivarius j prizes. A special ncl medal, or Times. I pm cuue sure that your which was kept in l r : i. ' iiim Lilt: una onu itiwuu., v .-.. ... aavs 1 1 vuu uuuiiaii ih. the ! Fined For Accosting Women Elmer Mulnix and Lyle Wolverton, two young men giving their residence as Icnia were taken into custody on Saturday night by officers Cook and Corey and were charged with accost ing girls on the long walk. They were released upon their -promise to appear here in court Monday. morn- ing, which they did, pleading guilty to the charge before Justice Reed and each received a fine of $10 and costs of $4.25. T TAT Warner their support and that this , reai nioneers of this section of the would indicate that thcopposition is j country and had lived here -practi- a one-lunged rule or ruin auair on , cally all her life. Only last sum the Dart oi some ieuow aown in lonm i mer she. together N who couldn't have his own sweet way ! Henrv Skelleneer . in the selection and appointment of j colden anniversary the members of legislative commit-; and to all appearances tees. to be good to celebrate, In1 due time, the diamond anniversary. No one entered into the joyful spirit of the occasion more than did Mrs. Skel lenger and to those who were pres ent at that time, the news of her death will seem doubly sad Mrs. Skellenger was 69 years of age and until about three weeks ago Rad been in her usual good health and seemed to be good for many ' iiv for 200 vears before 1 . U. . ' . .1. i! . CI .1 oT. ;ii .?v; ;?l"e SZTJlt", ' Included intoA re Ionia, He:- "The, .automobile industry has heroic methods of restoring d has c": "prices until ttle short of irresistible. Continued on Diire live) Alice McCIung' Skovgaard, pianist , - who will appear with her husband is j Thc ha'sketbi!! cham-ionsh p fst- O. R S. Diked Goods Sale rn accompanist and solo performer- . -n i ni..cd off ?t Iorra en The ladles of the O. E. S: will hold H E. CAPACITY AUDIENCE WILL BE APPRECIATED BY AND HELP BAND BOYS MEMORIAL PARK, DIRTY AL LEYS, FREIGHT AND PHONE RATES ARE DISCUSSED . cnnrump. Thpndnre Thomas, the fa- iq Vn cfii1n'o fn tho hikpH foods sale on SaturdAV. celebrated"8 the!mous conductor, of Chicago, consid-1 t nnia (htrmpionshfo ' games were t March 11, r; Skellenger's grocery of their marriage ers her a rnusical wonaer. ane win . icft t(( Henry J. Wheater oi tnis ci- yew yom iu a. m. unui everyming -u .Mn add ereatlv to ine projfrarn. tv and vv. wooa. oi'ionia. a num. a tu uuv i us. 9 otic actiuvu When asked by a reporter of the Banner-News regarding the fight which he would put up and what he thought his opposition would be, Mr. Warner merely said ."You just wait and see', but his friends say that he has p!entv of ammunition and that if it is a fight the other fellow wants, late home Tuesday afternoon at one Fred will be able to hold his own and o'clock, Rev. H. S. Ellis, officiating they are confident of his success. and burial was in Smyrna cemetery. At any rate the chances are that Surviving are the husband, two if the expected opposition develops, sons, Andrew and Ross and a daugh- as promised, we'll see some fight in ter, Mrs. Jonn aienney. the primaries and subsequent election. S Attention Grangers tf) The program for March 11 will be Roll call. Topic Would it be adv'.s nb.'e to -ir7e gasoline tax f.r-roadx, led by 2r"n.s Checkering, followed by discussion; reading by Miss Eli zabeth Frown; topic What am I " planning for tie garden this spring? general f.iseur.sion by all; recitation by Nellie Ross; song by the Grange; penny march. In order to provide ; atmosphere for this concert, the management has , engaged the Church of Christ fori the occasion. This church has been newly decorated and lighted and will provide a fitting place for this ar tistic performance. This church Funeral services were held at her will seat 285 people only, and you are advised to reserve your seats ; early. ' In spite of the very high value of! the concert, very reasonable prices wiU be charged: 25c for school- pu-, pils; 50c for others. Reserved seats are now on saie at yvonieys at iuc extra. Ionia Pastor Resigns Rev. E. E. Branch, for many years pastor of the Ionia Baptist church, has handed in his resignation, the same to take effect on June l. Be sides being pastor of the church, Mr. Branch has also been connected with the Ionia Building & Loan Associa tion in the capacity as secretary, practically all of the 17 years of his residence in the county seat city. Coming Events March 10 Musical concert in M. E. church by Belding band. March 14 Lecture on Chiroprac tic M. E. Church, 8 o'clock. March 17 Skovgaard, violinist. April 6 Herbert Leon Cope, hu morist. Bring in your other dates for the future. April 14 High school carnival at High school auditorium. March 20 Board of Commerce supper with Edmund E. Gunther, of Ann Arbor, speaker on "How to make Belding More Beautiful". March 21 Panrnt-Teacher meeting at High school auditorium, Miss Pratt home demonstration agent of M. A. C. will speak. Oct. 17-18 Home talent play at Opera. House, by Ladies Social Cir cle of Congregational church. Maccabees Hold Banquet A banquet was given by the Mac cabees in their hall, Wednesday ev ening at 8:00 o'clock. Good talks on lodge subjects were given. Dep uty A. A. Throop,.of Grand Rapids, gave a very interesting talk on the good of the lodge and what it was for and the good that it was doing. After the banquet and business meet ing was over, the evening was for a general good time. About thirty five members attended and all report ed a good time. This was the third monthly banquet and business meet ing. The next one will be held on April 5th. O. E. S. Notice The next regular meeting of the O. E. S. will be held on Tuesday ev ening, March 14 at 7:30 p. m. There will .be no initiation but a good at tendance is desired as there is im portant business to come before the meeting. Dues may be paid now. ' Grange To Meet Pomona Grange will be held with Banner Grange, Thursday, March 15, fine program. Marc Cutler will sing, Stanley Powell will give the address, P. C. Freeman will speak on Pomona Granges, paper by Sisters Minnie and Howard, E. L. Higbee address of welcome for Banner Grange, Master Herbert Powell will respond for Po mona. Dinner, all visitors bring one article of food. Al day meeting. Ev ery member should plan to attend and hear Marc Cutler, Michigan's "Harry Lauder". Peter Hansen Answers Summons Death came as a shock to all peo p!e over the death of Peter Hansen, who died Saturday morning at 7:45 following a stroke of parafysis. Mr. Hansen as born in Denmark, 57 years ago, having spent nearly hilf of his life in and around BeMing-lIe work ed for some time in Factory A, leav ing on account of his health.. After leaving there he bought a small farm just outside of the city limits and worked this to help get himself back to good health. Mr. Hansen was found in an unconscious condition in a barn owned by Kim King, where he had some stock, by Wellington Oakley. He was rushed at once to the hospital where all that could be done was done for him. But Peter Hansen's time had come and nothing could save him. He lived in a dying condition for two days. Mr. Hansen is survived by three daughters and a host of friends who mourn his death. He was always known to be a pleasant and good hearted man and ) many will miss him. Funeral ser vices were held from the Wicks-rales chapel at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning and burial was in Stanton cemetery. To Hold Baked Goods Sale The ladies of St. Joseph Catholic church will hold a baked goods sale in the Brown-Hall store, Saturday afternoon, March 11. As usual, the ladies will have a full line of their famous baked goods on sale and will appreciate it if you will buy your baked goods of them on that day. MID-WINTER BENEFIT BAND CONCERT To Be Given In The Central M. E. Church FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10th ' By the Belding. City Band assisted by St. Cecelia String Quintette of Grand Rapids Miss Elizabeth Raynor Soprano Your chancd to give the best band our city has ever had a boost and at a , price ithin reach of all Reserved Seat Tickets on Sale at Lamb's Grocery Store. Prices 25c and 35c, including tax. Reserves 15c extra Oct your tickets early at all stores Stanton's, Dehn's or the Band Boys Well Known Orleans Woman Dead Mrs. Amelia Noddins, aged G3 years, widow of the late Sherwood Noddins, died at the home jot her daughter, Mrs. .Berthold Chickering in Orleans township, Sunday after noon after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held from the Chickering residence, Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock and at two o'clock from the Methodist church, Rev. Wright, of Orleans, officiating and burial was in Orleans cemeiery by the side of her husband, who died two years ago. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Berthold Chickering, a son, Raymond Noddins, of Chicago and three brothers. George, Ernest and Edward Wooldridge, all well known farmers of near Orleans. Mrs. Noddins had beep in poor health for a number of years. 4 U ',f',A ,r AVvAAA . ,. v ". v' . '' tC A'A3 I ,i '- , ' J , t Jj A (f f .-;..,... v. : v &i-A'A V. ' A 'A: ' O1- . ... V I . i '1 Dr. James G. Greggerson A Correction Inadvertently the nam of Miss Dorothy Brown was omitted from the write up of the Washington club meeting in our last week's ' issue. Miss Brown presented the first num ber on the pro'gram and her name should have appeared with the names of the other girls who danced on that occasion. Open Shoe Repair Shop Wilford Bricker has rented the lit tle "hole in the wall" just east of the Empress theatre and this morn ing opened up with a modern electric shoe repair shop, with a shining stand in connection. Mr. Bhicker has had considerable experience in this work and being an old hand at the business and well acquainted with lo cal people and conditions, his suc cess is an assured fact. Notice The Daughters of Veterans will give a baked goods sale at Blgnell millinery shop Saturday. Come In and make this sale a success and help the Daughters of Veterans. All men have to be born some where and the birthplace of Dr. James G. Greggerson was in a log cabin. This is not an original kind of birthplace. It is too old fashion ed and proclaims him of common origin. A lot of our presidents were born in ,log cabins, but not many of the future presidents are going to be. The bungalow is rapidly put ting log cabins out of business: . So, 'Greggerson. though a young man in years, is old fashioned in his birthplace. . One thing generally no ticed about these log cabin fellows is that they are rugged, undaunted fighters when faced with obstacles. Another thing, they generally devel op sturdy shoulders and capacious lungs, by exercising an ax on a wood pile. Greggerson is a type of man who looks as if he had been hewn out with an ax, and then rounded out a bit by gool food. His shoulders "are broad. His health is ridiculously good. His lungs are deep and his, voice untiring, beverai times .in his life he has had a man with a flashy vest, a broad brimmed hat and a pill box s'ep up and offer him a for tune handling hair tonic. Gregger son's hair is pompadour and the ton ic would have a fine sale if Gregger son would only say, "I use it." He spent several yearg in the reg ular army where he learned how to fight the enemy and to fight with fists when anybody stepped on his toes. At one time he was a labor ag itator and he knew how to agitate. He was discharged from the armv sick with a disease that none of the men". army hospals had been able to eradicate He was the subiett of many experiments some of which he sanctioned and, some of which he didn't know anything about except that they failed. Like many anotn ef man whose life is now devoted to the purpose of making Chiropractic known, he finally was turned toward Chiropractic and got well. He estab lished a practice in Braddock, Pa., and was caring for 150 to 200 pa tients a day and when he decided to give up this extraordinary lucrative practice and devote all his time to writing and lecturing. For several years he had written all the adver tising used by the Universal Chiro practor's Association in their na tional magazine publicity campaign. As a lecturer he is logical and cl-J . l im- r i oquenu jus numor, uko ureggerron is rugged. It has an unmistakable Eoint. It is usually a sidelight on is logic. His tongue is tipped with eloquence. Pathos and feeling are natural to him. As a lecturer he ho!ds his audience fnvn beginning to end. An uiijsual feature of Greggr ?on's platform behavior, is that he 'drinks, no water. , The water is al ways placed and Greggerson will oc raj'onally look at it, but he is mere ly looking for gold fish, as he never drinks. His voice never develops hoarseness, and always seems more Aibrant and mellow at the close than at the beginning of his talk. Though a dry speaker there is nothing dry about his lecture. Reprint from the "Printed Sales- See Dr. Greggerson and hear his talk on Chiropractic a, M. E. Church, Tuesday evening, March 14, al 8 o'clock On Friday evening of this week the members of the Belding City Band will give their mid-winter mu sical concert lh the M. E. church and the boys are really desirous of play ing to & capacity audience on that occasion, as it means not only en couragement to them, but it will al so provide for theni the finances with which to keep themselves up to the minute with music and many other needed things pertaining to the or ganization. Director George W. 'Holmes has the following to say relative to the concert: Just a word to our citizens in re gard to our concert. To start with, 1 wish to say that I believe every one attending is goin-g'to be well pleas ed and feel they have received the worth of their money, but that is not all, we need your support, fo everygody knows that t to maintain any organization thy must have friends and Belding City Band is no exception. You like to hear their concerts during the summer months and a great many have said to me they wanted a chance to help, as the concerts had cost them nothing. Now is your( enhance. Come and show your appreciation. Let's pack the church, Friday evening, March 10. a Geo. W. Holmes, Director Belding City Band. The program will be as follows: March, Quality-Plus, Jewell. Selection, Bohemian Girl, Ba'.fe. Rajfjry Trombone, Kiefer. Overture, Abelard ahd Heloise, Zimmerman. Homing, Del ftiego Irish Folk Song, Miss Elizabeth Raynor. St. Cecelia String Quintette, of Grand Rapids. ' Evening Idyls, Barnhouse. Intro ducing Sunset, Evening Festivities and Dreamland. . Hermosillo Intermezzo Meicana, A. So! ink. ' Festal Overature. Edmund Hazel. St. Cecelia String Quintette. : Let everyone turn out to t.. "mid wjnter concert and show the .nd boys that their effors are appreciat ed. Your reserved seat tickets can be secured at Lamb's store. B. Y. P. U. Banquet The ninth annual banquet and meeting of the B. Y. P. U. will be held at the Baptist church, Tuesday evening, March 14, at 6:30 o'clock. A splendid menu will be prepared and the following program given: Invocation, by Rev. W. A. Biss; Ire land, Cora Price; The Blarney Stone Morgan Dow; Killarney, Donald B. Cook; The Shamrock, Olive Glass; Snakes, Allen Shurte; Harps Helen Knight, Pipes, Lila Mosher; Irish Airs, Beulah Webster; Saint Patrick Morgan L. Williams. The board of commerce had one of its supper meetings on Wednes day night last which was one of the best ever held by that body of men. About ninety sat down to one of those good suppers Avhich no one else can put on for 25 cents. The eats were followed by community singing in which all joined. They were all oM songs that brought to light talent unknown heretofore. After the minutes had been read and some new members voted in, H. A. Smith reported for the Civic committee cn the campsite proposi tion which i3 still in embryo. He made a strong plea for some plan to do away with our greatest menace the gargage of the city. A warm discussion followed and a recommen dation was finally voted unanimous ly "Tha the city should take some action toward gargage disposal, or at least through rotgujlatlng ordi nance with teeth in it, that will, compel property owners to clean up in respect for the public health. Par ticular reference was N made to our alleys adorned at nearly all times with garbage heaps, mud holes and filthy water, all surrounding. the source of our food supply. Dr. Smith-gave a report for the memorial with figures on the esti mated cost as now proposed. A num ber spoke on this subject with the result that the memorial was left open for further consideration but it was voted to accept the gift of Mr. A. N. Belding of land for mem orial purposes, on behalf of the city. in connection with this proposed improvement the depot property came up for discussion and the sec retary was instructed to ask the P. M. Railway people their intentions in regard to the plats of ground at each end of the depot and if neces sary co-operate with them in laying it out in a proper manner and in keeping with the proposed memorial park. " Councilman M. M. Benedict told of the contemplated additions to our fire equipment which would give us first aid fire aparatus botii In town and for our farmer friends around us. ' The members voted unanimous endorsement of this move on the part of the city council. During the discussion it was brought out that we might expect stoon to see the old four arm traffic signals replaced by something more up to date. As soon as the new fire equipment is in service, it is the intention of the board to take action toward a reduction in fire insurance rates to wnich the people of Belding are" en titled. The big fireworks came last when 'he secretary proposed that we have representation at the telephone rate hearing to be held ifi Lansing soon. Most every one had something to say for and against all utilities and at times several were talking at once. It was quite evident that the mem bers are all alive to the problems that are confronting us today. A final vote was taken favoring the city be represented at this hearing bv its .attorney and the board send its secretary. These meetings are always Inter esting and a place where every man from nny walk in life can express himself on the things that are vital Jto Belding. All red blooded citizens "shoqld join this organization and help work them out. Meeting Is Postponed The meeting of the Parent-Teacher club which was to have been held. on Friday, March 10, has been postponed to Tuesday, March 21. St. Patrick's Dance The Lady f&tccabees of Smyrna, will give their annual dance on St. Patrick's day, 'Friday, March 17th. Mattison's orchestra will furnish the music. Bill '$1.00, including war tax. Dancing begins promptly at 8 o'clock and lasts until 12:30. 'nn Notice , There will be a baked goods sale at 11 o'clock, Saturday, March 11th at the Wick-Fales store, by the W. C. T. U. To Finish Dancing Classes Next ' Wednesday evening, March 15th, will mark the close of Miss Margaret Stace's dancing classes for the season. During the two years of Miss Stace's instruction in Bel ding, her pupils, both private ard in classes, have sbjown wonderful advancement. Mrs. Stace's charm ing personality has made her very popular and the 'classes have been large and much enthusiasm has been shown. At 8:30 the following pro gram of solo and group dances will be given:. 1st year group "Mazur ka", Pauline Wilson; "Highland Fling", Louise Wilson; ' "Sheperds All, and Maidens Fair, Elise Connell and Kathleen Smith "Tulip dance". 2nd year group Marian Cusser, "French Mechanical Doll"; Pauline Rummler, "Schattische"; Dorothy Brown, "Pizzicato Polka". The. ma jority of these so'.o dances were giv en at the Washington Club banquet and each number was given a real ovation, reflecting much credit to the pupils ability and the adaptation of Miss Stace's instruction. A charge of twenty-five cents will be made to spectators. The assembly will immediately follow the program Dancing until 1 o'clock. Belding High School Presents Axel SKovgaard, Danish , Violinist and Alice McCIung Skovgaard, Pianist At Church of Christ FRIDAY, MARCH 17th 8 :0(T o'clock Admission: School Pupils, 35c; others 50c Reserved seats now on sale at Wortley's, 10c extra.