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- ', TIIIRT Y?HIRD YEAR, NO. 46
ionia couirrrs btkeWspator
ICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 5, 1922
FIVE CENTS THE COPY.
TO Wi OH
BOARD HASSET FRIDAY, APRIL
14 AS 4 DATE? FOR ELEC .
: TOUSi TO v DECIDE'
In another column of this Issue
will be found the proceedings of the
last regular and a special meeting
of the Belding ' Board of Education
wherein theyt took up the matter of
financing the proposed additions to
the High school building. After
viewing, the school conditions in this
city for a long time, and listening
to many suggestions and criticism,
the members. Df the'.board have fin
ally decided ;npon am addition to the
north and -another ' .'addition to the
south of . the - present central high
school v buildiag and in order to go
ahead with, the-matter have decided
to- bold a - special meeting of the
qualified electors in this district
to vote upon ' the proposition of is
suing bonds with-which to pay for
the erection of the additions.
On March 23rd. 1920 the voters
of the district authorized the board
to issue bonds to the extent of $65,
000 for a building in the second ward
At the time the board members
were of the opinion that for various
reasons, it would be better not to
build in the .second ward with the
money and for that reason the bonds
were never issued. Should the vot
ers decide in favor of the $110,000
proposed issue, it would in reality
be voting for only $45,000 addition
al and witfe plans proposed would re
lieve the 'congested conditions of
the local schools to the benefit of
all concerned. The members of the
board have had the interests of the
community at heart in arriving at
their conclusion in favon. of the ad
ditions to the present building and
the general concensus of opinion is
that the voters of the district will
endorse the proposition to build.
The special meeting and election
is to be held inthe council room of
the city half, on Friday, April 14,
commencing at three o'clock in the
afternoon and closing at seven o'
clock in Hhe evening. Ballots can
be cast at any time during the hours
It is the duty of each " and every
person in the district to get out and
vote upon the matter of providing
more and better school rooms and
conditions. Don't fail to read the
Board of Education proceedings on
page 4 of this issue.
Another Fire At Orleans
A car belonging to Guy Wilbur,
Orleans township farmer, caught fire
while in the Hoppoueh garage .Mon
day Afternoon and was destroyed.
The fire spread to the garage build
ing and it wa s only on account of
hard work of a volunteer fire de
partment that a serious conflagara
ion was averted. The Ionia fire
department was called and answered
but the local department was not
called nor did, they go over to the
fire as stated in a Grand Rapids
daily of Tuesday.
Arrested For 'Vagrancy
Deputy Sheriff Murray on Friday
arrested Jim Haywood, for Dogging
and vagrancy nd took him before
Justice Reed, where he plead tjuil
ty tc the charge preferred against
him. The judge asked Haywood
when he had had his last job and
the prisoner stated that had done
nothing since January 14, when he
held a job at Youngsfcown, Ohio.
Haywood had no money with which
to pay a fine and when the Justice
told him that his punishment would
be a 30 day sentence to the county
jail at hbia, Haywood welcomed it
and said ' that he was satisfied and
that it would be for more to his lik
ing than to have to tramp around
in fuch weather as he had been ex
periencing for the past two or three
Mrs. J. C. Wood, of Detroit, is
here, for a short time., working for
the Woman's Benefit Association.
Beginning Monday, April 3rd, for
the benefit of our customers, our
office and sheds will open from 7 a.
m. to 6 p. m. including the noon hour
from 12 to 1. Belding Lumber Co.
April 6 Herbert Leon Cope, hu
morist. April 14 Vote on school additions
at city hall.
April 21 High school carnival at
High school auditorium.
Oct. 17-18 Home talent play at
Opera House, by Ladies Social Cir
cle of Congregational church.
Bring in your other dates for the
. . Cemetery Association To Meet
The Otisco. Cemetery Association
will meet with Mrs. Bert J. Storey
Wednesday afternoon, April 12 for
the election of officers and the
transaction of business. There are
important items to come up and ev
ery cne interested who can, it urg
ed to be there. Mrs. J. L. Morse.
Veteran Democrat Dead
' Salem F. Kennedy, well known lo
cally and postmaster of Lakeview for
a number of years past, died t his
home in that village , last week:' Mr.
Kennedy , was -formerly in business
at Grattan and taught school in the
village in the early days. He was
a life long democrat and was the au
thor of many book! among them be
ing Kennedy's Tax Tables, now us
ed by assessing Queers throughout
this state and in many other, states.
LOCAL BOY FIGHTS
WAY THRU COLLEGE
An article which' recently ap
peared in an Issue o! the Des
Moines, Iowa, paper referred to a
local boy, Ray Price, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Price, of this city, who
the article states is fighting his way
through college. Ray has a great
many friends in this city nnd we
know they will be glad td read the j
item, which is as follows:
While life is considered a survi
val of the fittest, Ray Price. 112-
fiound boxer, a student at Still Col
ege of Osteopathy, is carrying this
axiom to a successful conclusion by
fighting his way through college,
via the prize ring.
The youthful battler has appear
ed in preliminaries here, especially
during his. first year in school, and!
last Friday night at Tommy Ryan's !
fistic entertainment issued a defi to
meet any boy of like weight.
Price's tentative retirement from t
tVia ii r ct woo r) ti a f on ns va q a a r f
school work, but now that he is up
wim nis siumes ne is in training
daily. At the time of retirement
Price held the amateur flyweight
championship of Iowa.
Another student at Still, E. J.
Lawder, has taken over the manag
erial reins of the . youthful fighter
and intends matching him with some
of the good boys in this section of
JThe following is the program for
April 8. Roll call; Song by the
grange. Topic; Bees, -their keeping,
swarming and how profitable, led by
Mark Brown, followed by discussion;
Reading by Mrs. Harrington, topic,
Raisintr chickens, their keenincr.
what kind is the most profitable on !
the farm, led by, Mrs. M. L. Updike,1
followed by discussion; Song; Pen-!
ny March. J
Obituary Mrs. Marietta Simpson !
Marietta Curtis was born May 1st
1834 in Oxford county, Ontario. She J
was the daughter of Ashgee andi
Hanna Curtis. When she was a
young woman her parents came to j
Michigan and settled near Greenville!
she staying, in Canada to care for
an invalid, aunt. After several
years she followed her people here
and soon after was united in mar-'
riage to Phillip Simpson. She and;
her husband settled at Trufant where ,
they kent hotel for 20 years. Then j
after the death of her husband in I
1892 she lived alone for a number of
years until 8 years ago when her
health became so feeble she came to
Belding where she has been tender
ly cared for by her sister and the
last three years by her step-son and
wife with whom she lived urtil the
morning of April 1st when she
peacefully passed away at the age
of 87 years and 11 months. She
leaves 2 step-sons, R. N. Simpson,
of Hastings, Ont., and Finley 'Simp
son of this place and 2 sisters, Mrs.
Martha Brown, of Fresno, California
and Mrs. Katherine Stone, of Belding)
also 1 brother, P. F. Curtis, of Bel
ding; and nieces and nephews and
hosts of friends to miss her.
She was passionately fond of mu
sic and flowers and was a true friend
of everyone always helping when
she could. She was converted and
baptized in early life and continued
all thru the years to live a true
Christian life. Tre last few year3 hsr
mind has been a little coluded but
thru all of the sunshine and shadow
of her life she has never forgotten
the love of her Savior.
"Passing out of theshadow, into a
Stepping behind the curtain, get
ting a clearer sight;
Passing out of the shadow, into!
eternal nay . . .
Why do we call it dying, this
sweet going away?"
Mrs. Eueene Brown, a former res-
! ident here died at her home near
Portland last Friday, of pneumonia.
The interment being in the family
lot in Green's cemetery. She is
survived by her husband and four
children, the youngest being only
six weeks old. Flora had many
loyal friends who are extremely sad
dcne4 by her sudden death.
Celebrated 75th Anniversary
April' 3rd being the 75th birthday
anniversary of' Mrs. M. A. Godfrey,
her children and grand children, to
gether with Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Pond, Mr. .and Mrs. C. L. Beardsley
celebrated the occasion with a din
ner, Sunday, at her home, 3 1$ Al
derman street, the occasion being
the birthday anniversary of Mr. Pond
and Mr. Beards'.ey ' also. Covers
were laid for eighteen guests.
Lost On Lecture Course
The members of the American
Legion post sponsored the Iyceum
course at Portland this last winter
and when they counted the shekels
after the last number and all ex
penses had been paid, the boys dug
down in their jeans and dug up Just
$242.90, the amount which they .had
run behind in bringing something in
the line of good, worth while enter
tainment to the people of Portland.
Just why this should be can not be
(figured out, but it seems that in
Portland, like in Belding, the peo
ple fail to appreciate and support a
good entertainment course and the
people who back the course, usually
come out the losers. ,
WELL KNOWN LOCAL PEOPLE
SUCCUMft TO DISEASES AND
ARE LAID TO REST
. To Observe Good Friday
At a meetinir of the citizens of
Ionia, Friday night,' a resolution was preceded him in death nearly three
The Grim Reaper the ' old man
with the scythe, has been rather ac
tive in this city and -community dur
ing the past week and as a result
several of the well- known and re
spected citizens have answered the
rust summons and have passed on to
thtir eternal rest and reward.
Jacob Wise, aged bO years, died at
the home of his son, Elmer Wise,
613 S. Bridge street, Sunday morn
ing at C:45 o'clock following an ill
ness of several Weeks and which wa.i
induced by heart trouble. Funeral
services" were held' at the home on
Tuesday afternoon at .1:30 o'clock,
Rev. II. E. Curch . officiating and
burial was in Wolverton Plains cem
etery, by the side of his wife who
v - ,. . Jerome Hicks Dead t
Jerome Hicks, aged 60 years, for
mer well known and respected resi
dent, of the Brink neighborhood died
nf tha hnmfiAf hi daughter. Mrs
Harmon Kohler, " of Grant, Saturday i
night toifowing-an umess ,wnicn was
caused bv heart disease and which
has lasted for several years. .Fu
neral services - were held this ' morn
ing from the Church of Christ, Rev.
Curch officiating and burial was
made in River Ridge cemetery. Mr.
Hicks was a resident of this com
munity for a long time and he has
many friends here who "will regret
to learn of the passing of their
friend. , .
passed which provided for the clos-. years aero
ing of all the business places in the Mr. Wise was a Civil war veteran
county seat between the hours of 12. having served in Co. K, 65th Illin
to 3, on Grod Friday, in honor of the ois Infantry and was a member of
three hours in which the Savior hung .Dan S. Root Post, G. A. R., holding
on the cross. The custom has been the office of color bearer. He was a
growing inflate years and each year citizen and a friend of the truest!
a number of local business places type and to meet mm. ana associate
are closed. It would be but proper, with him was a' pleasure to all. One
to make it general.
ill HURT III
rsf Vio rrrnntoat H1irVlt nf hi liff
I was a cross country trip which he
i took with his son and other local
people, going front' this city to the
Pacific, coast, two years ago and dur
ing the trip showed himself to be
one of the most active members of
the partv. always 'anxious to have
thincs shaped and going so that!
pothers would enjoy life the more.
This trait characterized hi life from
boyhood until his death. The G. A.
W. R. C: and Sons and Daugh
ter nf Vpfprnna attended the fu-
TELEGRAM RECEDED SAYS' neral in a body, the G A. R. giving
their ritualistic work at the grave.
Surprised Local Man
The friends and neighbors of J. E.
Richardson, gathered at his home,
613 Charles street, Friday . evening
and gave him a good old fashioned
surprise party. Among the party
were: Mr, and Mrs. Everett, fit
Grand Rapids; Mr. Richardson was
some surprised Ifay, but recovered
quickly and made his guests enjoy
an evening which they will long re
member. The guests presented him
with a number of useful and beau
tiful gifts and at a late hour excel
lent refreshments were served and
the guests departed wishing Mr.
Richardson 53 years more of life on
top of the 53 which he has already
Went To Grant After Body
Undertakers' Al Cichy and Ben
Friedly left early this morning for
Grant, to bring back the body of
Jerome Hicks, who died there Satur
day. The trip wag made with the
Brown-Hall Co. motor hearse.
SKULL IS CRUSHED AND
CONDITION IS SERIOUS
Another pioneer to pass into eter-
. viStir lii.inf tka waolr wqi fr Mar.
y letia aimpson, agea o years, wnu
IS TO SCREEN
FAMOUS P C OR
MANAGEMENT PAYS BIG PRICE
IN ORDER TO SHOW "WAY
DOWN EAST" HERE
A telegram received by Mr.
State street, this , morning,' stated1 at he home Jf hr tp-son,(
that their son, Frank Rivenlurgh jr. , r"ie 'hui.. "u vv.ic,
was in a critical condition in I f hi ste road in the west part of the,
pital suffering with a crushed skull,' Lrs", ?imES?5. her h'
sustained when he was injured in S!aSMW
an explosion. The telegram gave the hote at Trufant in an early day
no details . ' and for twenty years served the pub- j
Rivenbu'rgh was a former resident ! in, thl Vnl
of this city and for a time worked in ?n?Ahr0h thu t&' mSl
the local factories. Some time ago Je' t ?! Jf anSn w
i i i- , , i her home with her step-son and ner ,
5PI"td 'Sd!L2"; death, although looked for, brought
ly afterward closed it on
nu snort- deep repret to her many fr jends. Fu-
account oi nera gcrvices wer-hpld at the home.
An left for ,a L:-L in.qf'i -aMa1
pair shop on Depot street and short-
ly afterward closed it on ac
iacK oi patronage jiejn-ieu xoriM6nda"y morning Tat 10:30 VclottTj
.pC4., 4.u aU4tu i'"-Rev. Georirer E. Osborne officiating
slt'un x . , ... 'and burial was in the Trufant ceme-
The parents are anxiously awaiting i 0 K f ho k:a0 rt w y,,ihar,d
sons injury. Mr, Charles Waite. aired 58 vears
died at the family home, 316 Leo
nard street, Monday (afternoon, at
Baked Goods Sale
ine XNortn aide Motnera ciud win o,1R t-iA-v nftf Kino. in f oniric
h?Hua fer?4.001 "ale Saturday, Health for the past few months;
Death was caused by anemia. Mrs.
Waite had been a resident of this )
city for the. past 15 years and was;
highly respected and loved by the
manv people wha' were glad to be !
numbered among her friends ' and J
neighbors. Funeral services were ;
held this Wednesday morning at j
nine o'clock, Rev. H. S. Ellis ofil-1
ciating and the remains were taken :
to St. Johns and placed in the mau-
soleum at the piace pending the ;
i : t il. :.!..
ing of Friday, April 14, which will , " ' , !
at the Wick-Fales . store, beginning
at 10 o clock.
PUBLISHERS TO MEET
AT EAST LANSING
Publishers of weekly newspapers
in Michigan are being urged to at
tend the meeting, called to convene
at the Michigan Agricultural Col
lege at East Lansing on the morn-
"Way Down East" in the picture
spectacle form that D. W. Griffith
has built up on the story of the fa
miliar play of the same title will be
seen here for the first time on April
23, commencing a special local en
gagement at the Empress theatre of
"Way Down East" had phenome
nal runs in New York, Boston, Chi
cago, Philadelphia, .San Francisco,
Los Angeles and .other cities. The
local engagement will be as nearly
an exact duplication of the New
York presentation, as the manage-
mentT)f -th- Ipipress . theatre can
make it. A special orchestra will
play the accompanying score whi:h
is an important feature of the show.
The greatest cast ever gathered for
a regular stage or screen production
is seen in the picture.
It is ccj ting Managerv.Toslin . more
to brin.thir famous picture to this
city than any other fifm ever shown
: ct. e
v!leX,iif.y; . t ,fl.u be brought here and placed in its
The primary purpose of the gath-ifi , rest:n? niace .
cring will be the consideration of aj Snrvivin Jre her husband. Chas.
state association of weekly r.ewspa-j Wait three daUKhters. Mrs. Theo-
r1 P"""""- ...,. jdore Kiskeyf Miss Florence Waite,
HERBERT LEON COPE
WILL MAKE YOU
Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
School Course Church of Christ
Thursday, April 6
Seats at Worttey's, 35c and 50c. No extra charge for
sion to draft a tentative constitu
tion and by-laws, and which will be
ready to report at this meeting.
There has never been a satisfac
tory association in this state, lim
ited to weekly publishers, and so im
perative is the need' at the present
time, there is every indication that
the convention next week will cey a
We have the assurance of S. K
Wilson, of Saline, chairman of ihe
entertainment committee, that G. L.
Caswell, field secretary of the Iowa
publishers association, will be with
u on Friday afternoon, April 14, to
talk on the matter of national ad
vertising and how to secure r.iore of
it for the wefckly publisher. Mr.
Cn swell's talk alone will more than
warrant a trip to Lansing, while the
"round table" discussions too are
inestimable in the, valuable informa
tion one can glean from them. By
all means, let every weekly publisher
in Michigan plan on attending this
Mrs. A. J. Blair, of Wakeman,
Ohio, who has been visiting with her
daughter, Mrs. Donald B. Coook, of
this city, for several weeks, left for
her home Thursday noon. She was
accompanied by Mrs. Cook, vfho will
visit with her parents for a time.
Mr. Cook has resigned his position
with the Belding Bas & Oil Company
and will soon take up a travelling
salesman's position with the states
of Ohio and Kentucky as his terri
tory. They have been popular young
people here and it is with regret that
their many friends learn of their
leaving this city.
, Makes Improvement In Office
Hats off to our friend and con
temporary, Ed. Hellus, who has
made quite a change in the office
since he became manager of the
Herald Publishing Co. A new railing
and gate sets things off to perfection
besides a coat of white paint, clean
windows and1 other improvements,
add much to the cheerfulness of the
Doris Edwards spent the week end
Mrs. Tom Bracken ir.. two sons.
Arthur Waite and Edwin Waite, all
of this city. A sister. Mrs. Gordon,
of Chicago, also survives.
Clarence Snow, aged Gl years,
well known Orleans township far
mer, died at his home south east
of the city, Sunday afternoon at
about four o'clock, f ollowixy;, a ( short
illness caused by valvular heart
trouble. Funeral services ."yere held
from the Orleans church'iY Tuesday
afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. W. A.
Biss officiating and burial' Was in
Orleans cemetery. , ,; ,
Hartman Buried At Old Home
Undertaker Bruce Fale took the
body of Roy Hartman, the unfortun- i
ate local man who suicided recently
to Vestaburg, his old home, Friday, i
wher e the funeral and burial was j
held. A brother of the dead man
paid the expenses. Only one spray
of flowers was brought to the fu
neral and this cluster had the words
"From Mother" accompanying it.
ENJOYABLE SURPRISE i
PARTY AT HICKS' HOME
A birthday surprise was the very
pleasing event at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph' G. Hicks, 622 S.
Bridge street, .oh Thursday evening,
March 30. that being the anniversary
of Mr. Hick's birthday. It was
secretly planned by his wife and
daughter, Mrs. Margaret Stotg,
who is here for a visit on her way to
California from Pennsylvania, and
carried out to conclusion in a de
lightful way. Mr. Hicks grasped the
situation when the guests began to
arrive, accepted it good naturedly
and gave' them a hearty welcome.
The company which numbered about
thirty enjoyed two or three hours of
social greetings and entered into, the
artist guessing and candy heaving
contests uniquely arranged by Mrs.
Hicks and Mrs. Stong with great
enthusiasm. During the ' luncheon
period all had a slice of the birthday
cake of finest quality decorated with
more than fifty candles. Music and
song from the victrola added much
to the pleasure of the evening.
L. I. E. C. MEMBERS
STUDY NEW ZEALAND
At a regular meeting of the La
dies Literary Exchange club, held at
the home of Mrs. E. C. Lloyd, March
30th and designated in the club cal
endar as "New Zealand Day", three
very interesting papers were read as
"The Island and Its People", Mrs.
M. A. Reed; "Labor conditions and
Education advancement", written by
Mrs. Hewitt and read by Mrs. Wal
ter Lambertson; "Government and
Legislation", Mrs. Schlegel.
The papers were excellent and
showed the result of much study on
the part of the writers. Miss Marian
Cusser favored the club with a pia
The next club meeting will be held
at Harmony hall, in the second ward
school, April 13th, at 3 o'clock,. to
which the children of all L. L. E. C.
members are cordially invited, Miss
Quigley, of the Ryerson library,
Grand Rapids, will be present and
will tell stories to the children.
Injured Foot Unloading Ice
.'Monday, while Will Cobb was as
sisting in delivering' ice to the
boarding house, he was unfortunate
enough to lose control of the tongs
and drop the large, cake of ice upon
his foot He was taken immediately
to the hospital and wag given the
best of care. The doctors found no
broken bones but said that he had
received a very bid cut. His friends
hope that he will be able to leave the
hospital in a few days although it
will be some time before he can use
his foot again.
"The mother in her office holds the
key of the soul and she it is that
stamps 'the coin of character and
makes the being who would be a
savage but for her gentle care, a
Christian man, then crown her queen
of the world.' Emmerson.
A delightful occasion which has
become an annual event with the
family of Mrs. Elizabeth Fales was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Merton Smith, 203 E. Liberty . St.,
Sunday, April 2nd. It was the 84th
aniversary of the birth of Mrs.
Smith's mother and it has been de
cided by her children not to allow
that important date in her life his
tory to pass unrecognized. It is sel
dom that one lives so far past the
"allotted 'age of mankind" and priv
ileged to enjoy in good health the
happy reunion of the family at a
There were 25 present which in
cluded all. the children, grand child,
great grand children and a brother
and sister when the fine birthday
cake illuminated with yellow candles
graced the center of the table around
which all were seated, Mrs. Fales
lighting the candles herself.
The garage which adjoins the res
idence was converted into a banquet
hall where the feast was served at
one o'clock, tastefully decorated in
yellow and white daffodils. Mr. and
Mrs. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Jep
son were the table -waiters and none
of the family were overlooked in
It is a historical fact that all the
defendants of the Amous Russell
family, grand old pioneer of Otisco
township, were good eaters and al.
ways had their appetites with them,
these later reunions and this one
in particular, gave evidance of that
saying which has been handed down
to this generation.
The birthday party was not a
surprise to the mother but in the
afternoon and evening when guests
to the number of more than sixty
old neighbors and friends and long
time acquaintances began to drop in
to give her a greeting and happy
returns of another anniversary she
saw that the children had certainly
put one over on her. The guests
vere served with light refreshments
during the reception. Mrs. Fales is
the daughter of Amos Russell, who
settled in Otisco after an ox team
journey from the east in 1837 and
was the first white child born in the
township in- a primitive home near
the ' M: A. Filkins pta'ce, the event
occurring on the first township elec
Jler brother, Eugene Russell, - of
Luther, 70, and sister, Mrs. M. A.
Filkins, 81 were present at this, re
union and came in for their share
in .the festivities of the occasion.
Two great grand children, Betty and
Dale Jepson, of Grand Rapids, were
Mrs. Fales received many son
venirs from relatives and friends as
remembrances of the happy event.
Ball Players Attention
Meet at Legion club rooms at 8
o'clock, Thursday evening, April G.
11 HI SUIT
MASON COUNTY JURY DEJCEDED
FORMER BELDING PEOPLE
HAD BEEN SWINDLED
Mrs. Nugent Byrnes and son, Mar
tin, of Lowell, returned home on
Thursday, afteV spending a few
days with her mother, Mrs. Lena
Mrs. D. L. Garfield, of Grand Rap
ids, was here Thursday, on business.
The Little 01' Home Paper
When you're feelin' kind o' lonesome
An the atmosphere Is blue;
When life's no bed of roses,
An' folks seem down on you,
I know what will make you happy,
An' chase awav the irown
Read .the little oi' newspaper
From your ol' home town.
You won't laugh about the trifflin'
The paper has to say, , .
For every line's a message
From the ol' home far away.
Even Si's new chicken coop
- Will not provide a smile,
An' the great big city dailies
Lie unopened all the while.
Bill's girl Jhas gone to college,
An Joe's boy's home from France.
The Ladies Aid will hold a social,
An' the Masons give a dance;
So you read the local happenings,
An' never miss a line.
An' cause they're all your neighbors,
You'll be glad that crops are fine.
Then before you know it
You've read it thru and thru
An all the world seems brighter
An' life seems good to you.
So for a pill of pleasure
To chase away the frown.
Take the little ol' newspaper
From your ol home town.
in Spokesman Review.
Because of the rumors that are
afloat, I wish to say that I am a
graduate of the Grand Rapids Vet
erinary College. I graduated in 190G
and was registered by the State
Board at Lansing, August G, 190G.
I practiced in Alto for 7 years,
I then went back to my home town,
Brooklyn, Mich., where I practiced
for 5 years, I then went to Lowell
where I practiced one' year, after
which I gave the work up to do war
work. The stories that I was stop
per by the State Board while in Big
Rapids, from practicing are false. I
never tried to take up the work in
Big Rapids, thef Veterinary there
and I were the best of friends. I
was called by him in consultation at
different times but did no work on
my own hook, as I was making far
more money at other work, but had
I wished to take up the work, there
wasn't a reason in the world why I
couldn't, I have been notified by the
enjer veterinary mat my name
couldn t be found on the records,
that a complaint from here had been
sent in with a newspaper clipping
of my adv. in the Banner.
I wish to say that my name is
tnere, and 1 nave an tne papers.
necessary to prove It.
August F. Sawyer, D. V. S.
The annual charity ball for the
benefit of the United Memorial hos
pital will be held April 7 in the Col
iseum at Greenville. Good music.
Any dance lovers are cordially in
vited to this social event of the year.
we do amateur finishing and
are noted for the excellent re
sults we obtain even from
wrongly exposed films. Try
us, next time.
THE DENNIS STUDIO
A lot of local people will read with
interest the following article which
we clip from a recent issue of the
Hart, (Mich.) Courier, regarding two
of our former well known people,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor, who up
to the time of leaving this city, oc
cupied the premises on south Bridge
street where W. E. Smith and fam
ily now live.
Sterling, the man with whom Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor dealt, is also well
known to local people.
The article in the Courier was as
Last week at Ludington, in.. the
Circuit court there a jury rendered
a judgment against Lew Sterling,
formerly of Pentwater, but now of
Stanton for $3,300.00 and costs on
account of a fraud perpetrated on
the plaintiffs in a trade of some real
The facts of the case are inter
esting ., In 1918, Lew Sterling then
residing in or near Pentwater, ad
vertised 'a splendid farm for sale or
trade'. An old couple by the name
of Frank Taylor and wife, then liv
ing at Belding, saw this advertise
ment and wrote Mr. Sterling in re
gard to it. He sent them back a
glowing description of this farm,
telling them that it was a clay an4
loam soil, covered with Canadian
Blue grass and that it would raise
any crops grown in Michigan, in
he old people were very much
impressed with the account of this
farmland in February, 1918, came
and saw the farm; Mr. Sterling took
them around the outside of the farm
and again praised up its good qual
ities and advised the Taylors that
the farm was worth at least $4,500
but that on account of his other bus
iness, he would take $4,200 and would
take the home of the old people at
$1,700. The deal was closed on this
basis and Taylor and his .wife deeded
to Mr. Sterling their home in Bel
ding and (cave back to him a mort
gage on the new farm for $2,500.
When spring opened and the Tay
lors began to look for their clay and
loam soil, it was not to be found but
they did find that the farm was cov
ered, not with Canadian Blue grass,
but with a most beautiful crop of
quack grass and sand burrs.
They also found that the soil was
of such a light quality that it would
blow away in places. They there
upon began a suit against Mr. Ster
ling for damages. On the trial it
was proved that the land was not
worth to exceed $1,200 or $1,300,
and the jury evidently placed the
value at the lesser figure for they
' found a verdict in favor of the Tay
lors lor ?3,uuo and 3UU as interest.
This will wipe out the mortgage
on the place and will give the old
people their farm home free from
this, mortgage and they can undoubt
edly, now make a living on this place
and take care of themselves.
The court and jury are to be
thanked and congratulated on ac
count of this verdict; it is well known
that about the blackest mark against
this county, has been just this kind
of practice, where an unscrupulous
agent has imposed upon people and
sold or traded to them land for sev
eral times its value, taking all that
the purchaser had and taking back
a contract or mortgage for more than
the actual value of the lands, and in
a short time, the inevitable happen
ed; the purchaser could not pay the
encumbrance against the Lands and
lost them, and we now have in this
county, several who have been so
defrauded, and who are or soon will
! become public charges.
Getting Ice Customers
Jennie Hughes and Margaret Wil
bur are canvassing the city for D.
H. Moore, the Greenville ice deal
er who is starting an ice service in
I this city. Quite a number of people
are subscribing to the new service,
which Mr. fMoore .ntends starting
about Saturday, April 15. For fur
ther information regarding the new
service, call phone 114.
O. E. S. Notice
The next regular meeting of the
O. fE. S. will be held on Tuesday,
April 11. at 7:30 p. m. This is the
annual election of officers. All mem
bers are requested to be presnt.
About the first time we have seen
an automobile given away and go.
ing to some one who did not have
one was when the local Masonic or
der gave the Ford touring car away
at their fair on Monday night of
last week, the car going to Enoch
Hildebrand, who is now trying to
trade it in as the initial payment on
Some people say .
SEEDS are SEEDS
There is a difference. "Burbank"
says quality seeds are as import
ant as the planting.'
Our stock this season was grown
by the Rice Seed Co. at their seed
farm, Grass Lake, Mich.
We have fertilizer for the garden,
sheep manure for the lawn, garden
tools of all kinds.
The House Of .
QUALITY and SERVICE
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Tho l7ofor-l'Jis3 Go.