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PAGES 1 TO 8 'OWOSSO THE CITV OF PUSH" VOL. XXXIX OWOSSO, MICHIGAN. MAY 4. 1917. NO. 6 'A. SCBMARINES Destroy One and Raise World for United States. GOVERNMENT TO BEGIN DRAFTING SOLDIERS AND SAILORS IMMEDIATELY VOLUNTEERS ARE COMING FORWARD IN GREAT NUMBERS Troops Will Probably Be Sent to Foreign War preparations are being hurried forward by the United States to finance all the nations at war with Germany, to build ships and aircraft, to prepare an army to send to the fighting fields and to raise the world's biggest crops to feed not only the people at home but the starving victims of Germany's inhuman treatment and the foreign soldiers who are attempting to prevent the kaiser and his ambitious generals from gaining their long dreamed of supremacy of the world. The submarine warfare has continued with great acitvity the past week, many ships being sunk, including an American steamer, the Rockingham, with a crew of 49 men, 33 of whom were saved. The value of the ship and cargo was $3,250,000. On the battlefields in France the Germans have made every possible effort to prevent the on-rush of the French and British armies but have failed and have sustained great losses of men and guns. The bill for drafting of soldiers and sailors in this country was passed by the Senate Saturday and is now in the hands of a conference committee of house and senate for agreement as to age limits and other matters. The first war loans are being made to foreign nations and include $200,000,000 to Russia, $100,000,000 to both Italy and France. In the state the war preparedness board is sending liter ture to the newspapers explaining all matters of vital interest to people of this state, urging recruits for the Michigan National Guard, explaining relief-of soldiers who have dependents and wish to remain Jn the -service. The state is. to pay $20 per 'month to support a widowed 'mother or crippled father, or wife of a soldier and $7.50 a month for each minor child. The government is to provide pay of $100 a month to young men while in training at officers' reserve corps training stations and provide uniforms and maintenance. In Owosso and the county the spirit of patriotism is not lacking and young men are filling the ranks of Co. H, five leavinir vesterdav, including Vern Butts, Fred Taylor, Reginald Druco of Owosso; J. F. Rowe and Charles Bcckwith of Corunna, and others will go Monday. Frank J. Davis has been ordered to an officers' reserve training camp and several others including Byron Thompson, L. C. Hall Jr., Leo Iloughtaling, D. K. McClaskey, J. E. Campbell, Ollio Schlack, Morrell Bentley of Owosso, and Lowell Bush of Corunna, and others have applied or expect to apply im mediately for officers reserve training. Washington, May 3. Absolute authority to regulate in its discretion the production, distribution and prices of food and other necessities during the war Wfls asked of congress today by the administration. In a sweeping bill introduced with administration approval by Chairman Lever of the house agricultural com mittee it is proposed to empower the president, under the war clause of the constitution, to act when in his opinion the national emergency shall require it. Price Measures Asked. Following arc the measures it is proposed to take: To fix maximum and minimum prices for food, clothing, fuel and other necessities, and the articles re quired for their production. To prescribe regulations to govern production of these commodities and if necessary to requisition the pro ducing factories, mines or other es tablishments. To compel holders of necessities to release them in amounts insuring equitable distribution. To regulate exchanges in such a way as to eliminate market manipula tion. To compel railroads to give pref erence to the movement of necessi ties. To levy importation duties as he finds necessary to prevent excessive "dumping" of foreign products; and To impose limitations or prohibi tions upon the use of grain in the manufacture of liquor. Could Fix Standard. In addition the secretary of agri culture .would be empowered to es tablish standard food grades, ti li cense and control manufacture, stor H2C and distribution of foods, to pre - AND CROPS the Other is4 Plan of to France Billion in Loans Nations. scribe percentage of flour to be milled from wheat, and to regulate mixing of wheat flour with other flour in making of bread and other food. In a statement Mr. Lever declared there was nothing in the mcasnres to disturb legitimate business activities, because "it is hoped that the mere conferring of the more extreme new power will be sufficient without its becoming necessary to exercise them. "It is known, that officials of the executive branches of the government hold the same view, believing with such effective weapons they will en counter no difficulty in tieing up all racalcitrant private agencies on the side of the public interest without legal action." American Pood Must Win the War. In this great time, when every cit izen must do his part, the President has made his chief appeal to the men who live on the land. He is right in doing so, for the safety of our coun try just now is in the hands of our farmers. What I mean is not merely our safety and the safety of our Al lies, in the matter of food. I mean that the safety of the United States against foreign invasion hangs on the decision of the farmers of the forty eight states. The two great weapons in this war arc arms and starvation. The war against German arms will be won or lost in France the war against star vation will be won or lost in Amer ica. The Kaiser cannot whip the French and English armies and the English navy while England has food. Hut it is still possible that the Ger man submarines may be able to keep food enough from reaching England to Rtarve her into submission. If the submarines win, the first (Contlnaad oo pag elgbt.) Under this flag 100,000, 000 XMERICtiNS unite against tyranny. Pave Alley. The city commission has ordered the paving of the alley from Water street to Ball street between Exchange street and Main street, at a cost of $1,189.10, of which the city will pay 25 per cent. No Fireworks July 4th. Following the example of mayors of in various cities, Mayor Wright has announced that no fireworks may be used in Owosso to celebrate July 4th, The movement is to prevent spies or traitors to disguise any attempts to damage property under the guise of celebrating the holiday. Ketoham Named Supervisor. M. F. Growe, now city treasurer, re resigned, Monday, as supervisor from the third ward, and the commission elected James R. Ketcham to fill the vacancy. Petitions with a large num ber of signatures were presented by Mr. Ketcham and John Q. Abel. Order Proceedings Against Railway. The city commission at its, meeting Monday ordered the city attorney to begin mandamus proceedings against the Michigan Railway Co. to compel it to move its tracks from the side to the center of Corunna avenue, the com pany's attorney having notified the city, that it could not be compelled under the law to make the change. ' Transfer Infirmary to Kalamazoo. In order that the 82nd Regiment In firmary may be stationed in a city where all four of the commissioned officers of the regiment reside, it is probable that the Infirmary will be transferred from Owosso to Kalamazoo. Only twelve men are now members and if the transfer is made the Infirm ar7 will be recruited to war strength and ordered to GrayliDg. Capt. H. A. Ilume expects no difficulty in filling the ranks. BOYS LEAVE SCHOOL TO WORK ON FARMS Credit Will be Given for Year's Work to Those Up In Their Studies. The school board has voted to credit their year's work to students who are up to standard in their work who wish to go to work on farms for the summer. Twenty-three applications were receiv el and many others since. Union Co operative Association. The final organization of the Union Co-operative Association of Shiawassee and Clinton counties was perfected Thursday of last week at a meeting held at Bennington and attended by ceveral prominent farmers. Articles of incorporation had been filed, this action being taken following, the preliminary meeting at Lalngsburg Monday evening. The following directors were named: N. W. Tucker, T. Jorae, L. E. Willett, Laingeburg; D 1). Dutcber, Carr Bald win, Frank Baese, Fred Warren, Ben nington. Mr. Jorae was named presi dent and L E. Willett secretary: The xeal object of the association is to market livestock Stock will be ship ped within the next few days, both from Bennington and Lalngsburg. Al though the company is capitalized at $30,000, little capital is needed to carry on the business. Mr. Baldwin it is stated, will have charge of the shipping at Bennington and Mr. Willett will act at Lalngsburg. NOTICE. Owosso, May 2, 1917. The Board of Equalization and Re view of the City of Owosso, Michigan, will meet in the City Clerk's office, on Monday, May 21st. 1917, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, and continue in session at least four days successively to review the assessment rolls. Any person desir ing to do so miy examine his assessment on naid roll and show cause, if any, why ' the valuation shonld b changed II. IlAWCROFT, 1 City Clerk. CLOSES TEN YEARS' SERVICE City Clerk -Dumond Presented With Elks' Button by Commission. Monday evening Arthnr H. Damond closed ten years' very satisfactory ser vice as City Clerk of the City of Owosso. serving seven years under the council system ana tnree years under the com mission. His work has been high class In every way and all wish him success in his business venture. Mrs. Dumond who has been an efficient deputy for several years, will remain with the new clerk, Herbert Hawcroft, as assistant. The commission presented Mr. Du mond with an Klks' lapel button set with a diamond as a token of tbelr ap preciation of his service to them and to the city. Found Dead in Well. James McCnllough, aged 83 years, one of the well known and highly re spected pioneers of Shiawassee county, was found dead Monday, in a well on his farm in Shiawassee township. Mr. McCnllough had suffered with inflam matory rheumatism lately and com plained of illness Sunday nignt. Mon day morning he told bis daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, that he desired to walk and was helped down the step9 After a while the daughters went to look for him and found him dead in the well, the body being upright Mr. McCnllough is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret at home, Mrs. Robert Galloway of New Haven, and one son, William of Shia wassee township. Masonic Banquet and Initiation. ()wosso Lodge No. 81, F. & A. M., conferred the third degree Friday af ternoon on Otis Sutherland, Dr. G. P. Powell, George Post, Kenneth Cooper, Montie MacFarlane and Don Wren. At 7 o'clock a banquet was served to about 120 members of the lodge by the ladies of the Eastern Star. Following the repast, Worship ful; Master Cooper called upon Rev. II. lA. Waite, pastor of the Baptist church, for a brief address that was a happy combination of rich humor. Jrs, (enPcrkins. sang, a soloand was heartily encored. . , . . . t Following the supper, the initia tory work was immediately resumed. When it had been completed, a smok er was enjoyed and the candidates were called upon for remarks. The lodge is flourishing and active, and much credit is due the present wor shipful master and his corps of sub ordinates for faithful service that is getting good results. $1500 ADDITION TO DORCAS HOME Contract Let and Part of Money Ap propriated or Subscribed. The Dorcas Home board has award ed the Ii. J. Angus the contract for building the addition to the home, made necessary by tlio greatly in creased demands. The addition will be 18x30 feet, two stories high, and will conform to the balance of the building in style and appearance. The cost of the addition will ap proximate $1500. To this fund the board of supervisors appropriated from the county the sum of $800. A M. Bentley has contributed $150, a supervisor gave $25, and other vol untary olTerings leave the amount jet to be raised about $400. This sum the board hopes to receive from citi zens in amounts varying according to to ability. All checks should be made out to Mrs. C. V. Page, financial secretary. Mrs. L. L. Conn, president, or Al bert L. Northway, chairman of the building committee, will be glad to receive voluntary subscriptions. The splendid work done by the Dorcas Homo was seemingly never more appreciated than at present, nor was the need for more adequate facilities more apparent. The full capacity of the home has been over run and 25 children have been cared for. During the month of April the managers were compelled to refuse admission to 35 children for want of room. What will result from the con ditions brought on by the war cannot be foreseen, but the duty and oppor tunity of citizens is clear, in provid ing funds for building the new addi dition now in course of construction, thus providing means to that extent for a larger work among the needy and deserving class. S9 ' gh sd Owosso high school base bait team de feated Lansing 8tnrdy, at A'hlatlc ptrlr, 4 to 8 in ten Inuifg. The hon play at Howell today and with M. A. C. freshmen at East Linking, Saturday.' HALF HOLIDAY WEEKLY Proposed for Men Who Will Work in Gardens The effort to have the .vacant prop erty in the city, and all garden spots need this summer is meeting with a hearty response from property owners, and little available land will be uncul tivated. Professor Linton of the a zri cultural department of the scnools, and Superintendent Longman are assisting in the work and have taken many lots which are to be worked by school boys under his direction. At the Improvement association.Tnes day. Harry 8mlth and R. R. Hart sub mitted a proposition of the Brother hood class of the Congregational church that employers of labor give their men one half day each week to work gar dens, paying them if they so employed their time. A canvass of the employers was ordered made by the secretary of the association to find out if the plan whs agreeable to the graat majority. Violators Sentenced. Judge Miner held court the first of the week, disposing of several criminal matters. . Marcus Steff us who had spent 61 days in jail wnile the county was supporting his family, was released on probation on a local option offense. A job is wait ing him on a farm. William F. Shepherd, Corunna black smith and forger, was given from two to fourteen years in Jackson prison, with a recommendation of four. He passed forged checks on several Owosso and Corunna firms. Jennie TenEyek of Dnrand, who was sentenced to Jackson prison for bigamy and refused admittance there, was re sentenced by Judge Miner to serve from one to five years in the Detroit house of .correction, t wo and one-half years being recommended. Circuit Court. ' Mrs. Lillian Palmer, arrested last year for violating the local option law was released in the circuit court, Tues day, the evidence being inconclusive and the conduct of the Palmer home being mnch more satisfactory than at the time of the arrest. Emmet Cole, a Burns township f arm er,. was released from the charge of stealing beans from A. Harrington Clay an Antrim farmer. Henry Staieck was given 80 days in the county jail for violating the local option law, and Marcus Steffus was put on probation for two years. James Kidd, an Owosso boy, plead guilty to horse stealing and will be sen tenced later. Lydia Griswold has been granted a divorce from German Griswold of Owocao on the ground of cruelty. S. Q Palver obtained a decree, Tues day in the circuit court, confirming the ownership by J. M. Moore of the mill pond aud water rittht at Bvron and land ner it, the decree covering the rights of lind owners on the poDd as to various mitters. Court adjourned Wednesday with out date. The May term will open next Monday, when motions will be hoard and the calendar arranged. Tuesday the jury will report. Rourke Powers. A wedding of interest to many friends in this county was solemnized Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Isadora's Catholic church in Laingsburg, when Miss Gertrude Powers, daughter of the late Richard Powers, was united in marriage to Sylvester Rourke, of Rush township. Rev. Father Taylor performed the ceremony in the presence of many friends and relatives of the young people. They were attended by Miss Anna Powers, sister of the bride, and Edward King. St. Cecelia's choir furnished music. Following the ceremony the wed ding party returned to the home of the bride's uncle, Robert Powers, in Laingsburg, where a three-course wedding 'breakfast was served bj' girl friends of the bride. During the afternoon and evening dancing was enjoyed, music being furnished by an Owosso orchestra. About 150 were present. The young couple received many handsome gifts of furniture, China, silver and linen. Guests wcre .pres cut from Lansing, Owosso, Saginaw, Flint and Henderson. Both Mr. Rourke and his bride are popular among a wide circle of friends in Owosso and vicinity. Af ter a short wedding trip they will make their home on the Rourke farm in Rush township. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Terbah left this morning for Ann Arbor, where they will cnui,'.fpaid! n n Mrs. Tr tm-h' condition hich b.is become ser ious ai a result of a nervous breakdown Buys Partner's Interest. John L. Kelly has bought the intereet of his partner, F. J. Douglas, in the Kelly &. Douglas plumbing business and will continue the business at the present location on Ball street. A suit begun by Mr. Kelly last week was dis continued Tuesday. Mr. Kelly estab lished the business, taking Mr. Done las later as a partner, and buying him out and re selling him an interest which he now buys again. 4 Bentley-Patterson. The marriage of Helen Webb Patter son and A. Morrell Bentley was sol emnized Monday, April 30, at Portland. Maine. Mr. and Mrs B.jntlev arrived this city Wednesday, and left for California, Thursday, to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bentley at Moravia. Calif., for a few days, returning to Chicago prior to May 14 when Morrell will be gip training for the officers' reserve corps of the army at Fort 3heridan, III. Mrs. Bentley will return to Owosso. Red Cross Work Progressing The Red Cross Chapter of this city has received many new memberships this week and several subscriptions, including $10 from Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gallagher, $10 from the K. of C. ledge, $5 from the Vernon King's Daughters, $5 from "a friend," $2.75 from the Methodist choir, and $2.80 from the Connor Ice Cream Co. Saturday ladies will be at all bueiness places, banks, the postoffice and rail road stations to give everyone a chance to enroll as a member. The work at the headquarters is progressing finely under the direction of different ladies each day. Memorial Day Committees. Committees to arrange for the proper observance of Memorial day in Owosso this year have been named and are as follows: Executive Committee Fred Smith, G. T. Campbell, W. H. VanSice, W. A. Seegmiller, G. L. Taylor, Jas. De Young, Program Committee G. T. Campbell, T. M. Wiley, A. T. Wright, M. W. Longman, Van R Pond Invitation , Committee W.- A Seeg miller, N. R. Walsh, L. S. Bowles, O. H. Voelker, A. L. Densmore. Transportation Committee W. H. VanSice. W. R. Smith, Calvin Bentley, W. D. Whitehead. Music Committee Chris. Rentschler, Leslie Parker, C. C. Duff. Flower Committee W. R. C. and W. R. Knapp. Flag Committee D. A. R. Reception Committee James De- Young, Mra. Fannie Fowler, H. C. Everetts. Decoration Committee G. L. Taylor, Floyd Blair, Harold Lyon, E. F. Hay ward. Decoration of Graves G A. R. The ppeaker of the day will be Dr. G. E. Cady, Plymouth Congregational church in Lansing. COUNTY EASTERN STARS Will Hold Meetin ,May II at Cor unna. The Shiawassee Association Order of Eastern Star, will hold its annual meet ing at Corunna, Friday, May 11. Tne meeting opens at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and will continue during the evening. The program is as follows: Greeting. Invocation Mrs. Grace Hutching?, Perry. Reception of Grand Chapter officers. Address of Welcome Mrs. 'Marion F. Young, Corunna. Reeponse Mrs. Frank Scribner, Ban croft. Roll call. Reading of minutes. SoloRalph Gillett. Laingsburg. Presidents Address Mrs. Annette Smith, Laingsburg. Memorial Service Conducted by Worthy Matrons. Musio Association, Arlington. Report of Chapters. Communications and bills. Treasurer's report. Music Miss Mattie Board man and Mrs. Jennie Halsted, Perry. Election of officers. Reading Mrs. Ella Ferguson, Vernon Remarks X3 rand Officers. Music Mr. an1 Mrs. A. G. Cowles, Durand. Dinner will be served at 5:39 at Mc Curdy park casino. The evening session will open at 7:00 o'clock, by Corunna chapter, and after a reception of Grand Chapter officers and transacting any unfinished busl I ness, the degree work will be exempli fled by a team from various chapters la the county.