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.-.a : . mO TIMES- JIJH PAGES 1 TO 8 OWOSSO THE CITY OP PUSH" VOL. XXXIX OWOSSO. MICHIGAN; MAY Jl, 1917. NO. 7 J i i i r Army Will Be Drafted ; Years of Txes Willie Raised in Overwhelming Amounts From Every Person in Country Roosevelt Denied ; Privilege of Raising Volunteer Army Despite Almost Unanimous Sentiment of Country. Thevconferces of the United Representatives agreed on a report on the conscription bill yesterday making the draft age from men over 21 years and up to 31 years of age, a compromise between 21 and 27 asked by the Senate and 21 to 40 by the House. The conferees reported against allowing Col. Roosevelt to raise a volunteer division for immediate service in France. , The Fall amendment for was rejected. . The prohibition section will forbid the salo of liquor to officers or enlisted men and makes it unlawful to sell or have liquor in an army post or training camp. , The draft tribunals will be courts and the right of appeal will be made possible from the first to a second tribunal as to exemption. It is expected that within three months the. first 500,000 men will bo selected. It is now proposed to add a second enrollment of cadets from 18 to 20; first line men from 21 to 27; second line men from 27 to 35; third line men from 36 to 45. Washington, May 9. The way tax bill extending its excises into every American homo was formally present ed to the house today by the ways and means committee with plans for quick passage. As a foretaste of what may como .later, -it . proposes special taxes to raise $1,800,000,000, in addition to the present normal annual revenue of $1,500,000,000. When its terms jRreeffoctivp tho American, people will bo paying' dircci " taxes' "6f ' $33 .' per capita, " The people of the British Isles half as ; many now pay per capita taxes of $60. v Reaches Every Home. While the principal features of the new war levy arc the increases in in come and profits taxes, increases in internal revenue rates, and increases of customs duties, many of. its pro visions reach the innermost structure of every home and, make up a list of taxes, probably the most formidable ever faced by the American people. The household, light, heat and tele phone bills, admission tickets to amusements, fire and life insurance, railway tickets, automobiles, automo bile tires and tubes, soft drinks, post- ' age rates, golf clubs and base ball bats, club dues and a host of every day necessities or luxuries come un der the taxation. Increased postage rates on news papers, arranged in a zone system, arc such that publishers say they will force many newspapers out of busi ness. Already protests are pouring in, and attacks upon it will cent: in the senate finance committee which will conduct public hearings on it and probably , make some amendments. The committee estimated the war expenditures for the remainder of this and the whole of the next fiscal year at about $3,800,000,000, exclu sive of the bond issue to finaneb the' foreign loan. . ' "We have already authorized a bond issue of $2,000,000,000,' 'it add ed, "to Yrovile a portion of the necessary funds to finance the war. Therefore the amount necessary to raise by taxation, or & further bond ; issue, at this time is $1,800,000,000. The bill today is calculated to raise in exact fibres. $1,810,420,000. It is expected to produce this yield: Income tax: New war incomo tax, $532,700,000; retroactive tax on in- romcs, $108,000,000. Excess profits, $108,000,000. Tares on Liquors, Liquors : Distilled spirits, $100, 000,000; rectified spirits, $7,500,000; fermented liquors, $37,000,000; wines, $6,000,000. . ' Soft drinks, syrups, etc., $20,000, 000. Cigars, $100,000,000; cigarettes, $25,000,000; tobacco, $30,000,000; snuff, $2,000,000; cigarette papers $200,000. Stamp taxes, including documents and playing cards, $33,000,000. Increase in customs duties, $200, 000,000. Increase in first class mail matter, ANSWER NATION'S CALL From Men 21 to 31 Age. States Senate and House of regiments to patrol the borders separate from the military or $70,000,000; in second class mail mat ter, $19,000,000. (Continued on page eight.) High School Cadets. Prof. Robert Linton recently held a theoretical examination of-the ;40 students in the" high school cadet corps, basing upon it and a written examination, the selection of officers. The boysjclHaJshce.fur- man. .a; .practical demonstration. iu voice, military bearing, headwork and the giving of commands. The following officers were chosen: Captain, William Oliver; first lieu tenant, Frederick Storrcr; second lieutenant, Marlowe Stevens; first sergeant, Burr Shellenbarger; second sergeant, Forest Crampton; third ser geant, Cecil Rhodes ; corporals, Arthur Picrpont, Harold Crane, Ber nard Mattson, Don Stratton, Merle Oliver and Albert Cook. Furnish Seed Potatoes for Scholars. The school board has voted $200 to buy seed potatoes for scholars who are to till vacant lots this summer under the direction of Prof. Linton. The amount will be replaced in the fall when crops are sold. Theodore Roosevelt is the one man in America who could transform the draft into a patriotic rush to arms, according to Attorney General Alex. J. Groesbeck, who has just returned fiom Washing ton. "Roosevelt would be the same kind of an inspiration to America that Kitchener was to England," said Groes beck. 'LoTd. Kitchener's greatest asset was the fact that he was known as a first class fighting man. Men were glad to serve under him. Roosevelt's execu tive ability, his dynamic energy and his nonnlaritv with the nAnnla all nmm. mend him as the man who can make, the draft a success." Charles Williams, of Detroit, form eny oi mis cuy, uco xiougnianng and Paul Ball, of this city, haveicen B 11 !1 T TT t accepted for training at the officers reserve training camp and are await ing orders. Ollie Slock was unable to pass the physical examination. Capt. rranic n uvans, lormcny oi co. n, nas applied ior a training at tne en campment, as has Carl G. Simeon, of Vernon. Lyle Griffin, son of Sher iff Griffin, was rejected at Saginaw on examination for enlistment in the navv. Franlr J. DavU ha hen nrd. cfed to the training camp at Fort Sheridan, 111. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Dayies and Miss vaxX rT T ' " W iT Edith Dories leavextext week to make u i i i i i n-i t m their home in Minneapolis. The Dud . . , . . . . ,, . ... ley home in which they have lived will be occupied by Mr. Field of tbe Field Mfg. Co. - Lieut. Harold Miner of the U. 8 Ar my nas Been ordered from Arizona to Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Miner and son win prouauiy come io y wosbo ior a visis wire ner parents. Mr. and Mrq C. 8 AHNon will return next wck worn h nfverai ujjuins tup In California and Arizona. . ; Under this flag 1.00,000, 000 dMERICdNS unite against tyranny. Owosso 2, M. A. C 3. The M. A. O. reserve team defeated the Owosso high school at base ball at East Lansing, Saturday, in a fine base ball contest, ending 8 to 2. Owobso plays Alma high at Alma today, and Fenton here Saturday. Ban on Fireworks Modified. Mayor Wright has modified the order prohibiting the nse of fireworks, and it will not include small fire crackers and Roman candles, and some other harm less pieces. An ordinance governing the matter is to be passed by the com mission: Dr. A. M. Mume Honored. The American Association of Railway Surgeons at its meeting in Chicago, Monday, elected Dr. A. M. Hnme of Owosso, vice president. Dr. Hume 1b chief surgeon of J,h& Ann Arbor rail road and is highly regarded by railroad men as an authority on sanitation and medical matters directly pertaining to railroads. City Budget $96,000. The commission at a special meeting Monday morning presented the esti mates for this year's budget showing a total of 95,000, and this will be finally acted on at next Monday night's meet Ing. The total is f G,000 higher than l&8t7eapsTtercaWrig "but ..several in- tended improvements, including sewers on Cass, Genesee and Park streets. Extend Hand of Fellowship to 61. Communion service was held at the First Baptist church, Sunday morning, and the right hand of fellowship was extended to sixty-one persons. The Red Cross work was the theme of the sermon as in other churches in the morning, and in the evening Rev. Walte gaye the first of a series of ser moDS on the food problem, urging that with everyone doing his share America could feed the world. Raise Money for Dorcas Home. Means of raising funds to defray the expense of erecting tbe addition to the Dorcas home, which will cost $1,500, were discussed at the regular meeting of tne King's Daughters held at the home of Mrs. Fred Woodard, John street, Friday afternoon. It was decided to negotiate .with the management of tbe county fair, for a lunch stand to be conducted by the ladies during the fair. Tnis it is believed will yield a consider able amount of money. The annual county convention of the Kicg's Daughters will be held May 23 CONSCRIPTION BOARD Sher,ff' Co.unty. C'rk and Med,Ca omcer in counties. The Shiawassee county conscription board consisting of Sheriff Griffin " County Clerk Nichols and Medical : 0fficer Dr. u&roU A. Hume, is waiting the final orders and date to begin its work of registration of men liable for service in the U. 8. army. Tbe work I done by the reguiar registration boards In cities and townships, Camp Fire Ceremonial. A public ceremonial of the Camp Fire 5lnb WM held !7en,n in the ecture room 0f tn Congregation al huurcb wIth f fftIr B,"d crowd Pref nt The ceremonies, as they are carried on in the closed meeting, were given Friday evening, that the public might , . . -. . . v. .7. know of the work being done by the , A, . young ladies. There are about 1 1 in the organization, . with Mrs. B. G. Mattson as leader. A new member, Miss Win nifred Whittemer. was taknn in and - ' Miss Helen Gaylord was made -wood eatherer" Misses Marr Mande Thomn BOn and Margaret Reineke 'wjre given the aegree 0f "fire maker. Beyen tableaux were given, repre senting the seven laws of the camp fire, Hongs were sung and a pleasant evening was fpent. GRAND ENCAMPMENT Sixty-Ninth Annual Session In Owosso i May 14, 15 and 18. The sixty-ninth arinual session of the Grand Encampment of Michigan Inde pendent , Order of Odd 1 Fellows and Patriarchs' Militant will be held in Owosso, Monday, Tuesday and Wed nesday next. Over one thousand mem bers are' expected and the program for the three days Includes annnal business meetings, paradss,prize drills, public exercises, Decoration of Chivalry on Chlyaliers, a reception and dance. Monday the annual session of the Department Council will be held at Owosso Lodge hall, East Main street at 2 p. m. The Ladles' Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p. m. at the same place, the degrees being conferred by Detroit ladies.. The Patriarchal degree will be conferred at 7:80 p. m., the Golden Rule degree at 8:45 and the Royal Purple degree at 9:45 at Odd Fellows' temple East Mason street. Tuesday business sessions will beheld in the forenoon followed by public ex erctses at Odd Fellows' temple. An address of welcome will be given by Mayor Wright with responses by Grand Encampment and Patriarchs Militant officers, and Beveral musical numbers are' on the program. At 1:80 a grand parade will be formed of Patriarchs MiKtant and Encampment dejf gates, marching on Main and Wash lngton streets, closing with prize drills on Exchange street. Tuesday eyeninir the Decoration of Chivalry will be conferred at the new armory followed by a reception, grand march and dance. Wednesday will be given np to bus! ness sessions. School Census. The school census enumerators will start work tomorrow, and will continue their woik until June first. It will be appreciated by the enumerators if tbe people will answer the door bell the first time, thus doing away with calling the second time. , . - Eieot Officers. '., . The regular monthly business meet ing of the Corunna Avenue Epworth League was held Monday evening at tbe parsonage. The following officers were elected: President, Harold Har mon; 1st vice, Monna linstock; 2nd yice, Grace Rice; 3rd vice, Era Alder ton; 4th vice, Clyde Reed; secretary, Dorothy .Harrison; treasurer, Mary Harmon; organist, Edythe Cudney; assistant organist, Frances Harmon. Corunna Officials. Mayor Durham of Corunna has ap pointed the following officers: City Attorney, Walter M. Bush; marshal, John Lewis; street commissioner and city engineer, W. F. Striggow; fire chief, John Elkins; park caretaker, Mark Martin fire warden, Chester Stod dard; water works engineer, A. J. Withington. Aid. Edward Chaffee was elected president of the council, and Dr. W. .T. Parker was chosen health officer. Aid. Fred Peacock reuigned. being now employed in Lansing. No successor was chosen. The council increased the salary of the city engineer from (60 to $70 a month, and the marshal from $35 to 140. Aid. Bilhimer called attention to the fact that not a road had been built in Corunna in two years, and was disap pointed that the prospect 'for doing so was not good this year. Mayor Durham took to himself the chairmanship of the street and park committee. Corunna is bonded for 154,000 and an extra effort will be made to pay some of the bonds. ADDS 400 MEMBERS Campaign by Ladles, Saturday, Swells Red Cross RjII. Members of Owosso Chapter of the Red Cross conducted a campaign for new members Saturday, by having ladies at tbe banks, several stores, the postofflce and other places, to give everyone a chance to join the society, and as a result over 830 names were added to the roll and $15 donated by those who did not feel able to join. The chapter has now over 800 members and will easily reach 1000 in the next week. The ladies are making hospital bed shirts this week, and shipping of sup plies to headquarters has begun, band ages, bath robes and bed shirts being ready. , Bancroft has organized an auxiliary to Owosso chapter as has Perry, and Morrtee will also aid the Owosso chapter. ' A dancing party will b given at the armory Friday, May 18th for Red Crbjs benefit. CIRCUIT COURT The May term of the circuit court opened in Corunna Monday and prob ably will be very short, as many cases have been put over the term. Only two criminal cases were listed for trial, those of Frank Strellic for stealing beans , and Frank Quick for perjury. The case of Sarah Powers vs. J. Menzo Bentley was put over the term. Mrs. Powers declares she was injured when an automobile struck a carriage in which she was riding. Mr. Bentley and Fred Douglas, who was riding with him on the day in ques tion, deny absolutely that the auto mobile struck a rig or even frighten ed a horse. , In the slander case of Mary Brad ley against Jennie Sturgis a settle ment has been reached, a judgment of $100 being agreed on. John Willard of Owosso, plead not guilty to a charge of carrying conceal ed weapons, and the case went over tba term, with the young man's father on his bail bond for $300. A divorce case is also pending aeainst Willard who admitted that he had been arrested once before on a disorderly charge pre ferred by his wife and her father when they found out they couldn't run things" at his house. John Bell, traveling nogro, plead guilty of attempting to rob a Durand clothing store when arraianed, Mon day, and is in jail awaiting sentence. Judge Miner succeeded in getting Mrs. Arthur Fox of Owosso, to make one more effort to effect a reconcilia tion with her husband before he grant ed her a divorce. They have one child 16 years old. They have a home in Owosso and tbe trouble arosa over the husband's staying out late nights. Mr 8. Avis Green Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Green of Corunna, was given a divorce from Dr. Glen D. Young of Detroit, by Judite Miner, Monday, with permission to resume her maiden name. After a few weeks of married life Mrs. YouBg left her hus band last December and began proceed ings for divorce charging groes cruelty. j.TJg'T&ung would" I contest the case1 but 'was' not present' at the hearing. Mary A. Runyon of Owosso town ship, was granted a divorce by Judge Miner, Tuesday, from Noah Runyon. A stipulation had been filed in regard to the property settlement. Mrs. Run yon charged cruelty. They have three children and the farm will be sold and $1 000 provided for the care of the children. (Continued on page four.) Home Guard Formed. At a meeting at the armory Wednes day evening the Owosso unit of the Michigan Home Guards was formed, 22 eniis'ing. It ie expected the com pany will be brought up to 65 or 70. Tbe meeting was the result of a gen eral ca'il issued by order of tbe Michi gan Preparedness Board and was at tended bv over fifty men. Geortre T, Campbell presided, and talks were made by S. Q. Pulver, A. J. VanEpps and others. Drills will be held Monday'evenings In charge of Lieut. Whitebearse of Co. H, Sergts. LaClear, Wilson, Thompson and Gadola. Tbe list of enlisted men is as follows: 8. Q Pulver, A. B. Cook, Rev. B. G. Mattson, Sr., B. G. Mattson, Jr., O. H. Voelker, G. T. Campbell, Charles F. Crane, William Lewis, Wal ter Butler, George North, Joseph M. Hoover, George H. Craft, Jr., William J. McCnllough, J. J. McDonald, Alba E. Green, Clare Lewis. Clarence Porter, Elmer Braley, Clyde Patterson James M. Pierce. Frank M. Miller and Clar ence Cope. INITIATE CLASS OF TWENTY-FIVE Pythians of Central Michigan Will See Work Done at Owosso May 22 by Grand Lodge Officers. Owosso Lodge Knights of Pythias, will initiate a large class of candidates at a meeting to be held May 22. the work being done by tbe officers of the grand lodge. .Following the initiation the dramatic production "A Lesson of Friendship" will be put on by the grand lodge at one of the Owosso theatres, all the work being done by the team which conferred the work on Governor 81eeper and other public men at Lansing li March, and which will Initiate a clats of several hundred at Grand Rapids next week, and 1000 candidates at De troit May 24. . - ; Owosso lodge, which was formetly one of the leading-lodges in Central Michigan and one of the most prosper ous ana popular loages . in uwosso, suffered a depression through poor man sgement, is, to be brought back , to its former status under thai leadership of L L. Conn and former active members. W. C. T. U. Convention. The most successful convention both from a standpoint of enthusiasm and attendance in the history of the Shiawassee W. C. T. U. came to a close last night at the First M. E. church in this city, with the gold medal oratorical contest and pro gram. Thursdays sessions of the con vention were devoted mostly to rout ine business, although the work was . interspersed with musical numbers and readings. Wednesday the convention author ized the sending of the following tele gram to President Wilson : "The Shiawassee county W. ,C. T. U. in convention, sends greetings and asks you to use your influence for the protection of our boys from dring and social evils and to this end we earn estly urge you to conserve the grain of our country and its manhoo as well." Signed: Rev. Bt W. Hampton, Rev. E. J. Warren, Mrs. Florence Richard, Mrs. Estclla Gardnes, Mrs. Cora Has kin, Rev. F. D. Draper. ' Mrs. Estclla Gardner, of Hender son, was elected county president for the ensuing year. Mrs. Etta Killian of Burton, was re-elected secretary and Mrs. Etta Small, of Corunna No. 1, treasurer. . Tho following department super intendents were named: Young People Miss Mildred Bald win, Lennon. Foreign Speaking People and Rail road Departments Combined Mrs. Delia Moore, Owosso. Loyal Temperance Legion Mrs. Al-lie Hart, Owosso. Scientific Temperance Instruction Mrs. Martha Almendingcr, Corun na. Press Mrs. Mary Coburn, Perry. Sunday School Mrs. Etta Killian, Burton. Anti-Narcotics Miss Alma Fulton, Morricc. Jails and Almhouses Miss Hattie . B. Lyons, Corunna. - c ' j Flower Missions 'Mrs. Blanche Disbrwy'VefhonvT . Sociaj ard .lied -Letter DaysJrty , ; ylplna' Spitler," Owosso No. '7.' ' Franchise Mrs.- Flora Galligan, Laingsburg. Bureau of Exchange Mrs. Agnes Mixer, Bancroft. Parliamentary Usage Mrs. Abbie (Continued on page eight.) BE EXAMINED. Perhaps the one thing that more than anything else will restrain peo ple from coming to the free tuber culosis examinations that the sfcnto board of health will conduct in Shia wassee county during the week be ginning May 14 will be fear to face the faets about their nhvsical con- lition. There is in many people an unreasonable, fear of tuberculosis which, Dr. William DcKleinc, direc tor of the survey, assorts is respon sible for a great denl of real harm. Many a man who feels himself run down is afraid to' be examined for fenr that his suspicions that lie mav have tuberculosis may prove to' bo correct. "Fear should not hold anyone back," said Dr. Do Kleinie. "A person who is run down and w"0 is. told he has tuberculosis ihould bo glad he has learned the real state of things in time. If he takes the ex amination early enough he has .nine chances out of ten of getting well. Personally I would rather have tub erculosis than many another disease that is lightly regarded, provided 1 knew it in time. In fact, more peo ple get well from tuberculosis 'than from almost any other important dis ease. "But the point must "be borne in mind that the disease must be at tended to early. And that is what the stac board of health is trying to do in these county campaigns, to help people to attend to it early. I hope for that reason that all persons who are physically run down will come to the free examinations when they, are held here." . ' ' Figures gathered from the. county records show that the death rate in this county from tuberculosis is about as high in proportion to population as in most of the other counties in the state. It simply proves onco more, what is well known to tuber culosis workers, that there is no com munity that is free froin-4 he disease and that much hard work has to be done here as well as everywhere else, if tho death rate is to be out dewn in Michigan as the stato board of health hopes to cut it down. There is much npporuniiy jnt this county for con structive work along health lines, the state health workers assort."