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VOL. XLTI OWOSSO, MICHIGAN. MAY 21, 1920. NO. 9 Harris-Steiner Clyde 0. Harris and Margaret Steiner, both of this city were united In marriage Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. H. A. Waite officiating. The couple were attended by Raymond Myers and Frieda Koerner. NAMED OIEVILIER OF LEGION OF HONOR This highest honor, which the French government can give to an artist, was paid Frederick Carl Fries eke, when he was named cheyilier of the Legion of Honor a short time ago. Mr. Frieseke was born in Owosso and spent his boyhood days in this city. After leaving here he studied at the Chicago Art Institute and from there went to Paris. NO CAUSE FOR ACTION IN JOHNSTONE CASE After deliberating from 1:30 in the afternoon until 7 o'clock in the even ing, the jury in the case of Dr. E. R. ' Johnstone of Bancroft, against the Grand Trunk Railway Company, Sat urday returned a verdict of no cause of action in the Circuit Court. Dr. Johnstone sued for injuries to himself and damage to his car when his machine was struck by a passen ger train at Hall's crossing near Ban croft in January, 1918. This was the second time the case had been tried, the first jury having been unable to agree. The verdict was the fourth succeed ing damage suit to be tried during the present court term, to result in a vic tory for the defendant, and attorneys have come to call the present panel a defendant panel. DEATH OF A. H. MIX Allen Howard Mix. foreman of the screen department of the Owosso' Manufacturing Co., died Monday af- ternoon at his home "on North Shia wassee street. He had beenjll fori the past ten days with pneumonia. , A brief prayer service was held at the home Tuesday and the family j started for Burlington, Vt., with the remains for interment Wednesday. I Mr. Mix was born in Huntington,; Vt., and spent most of his hie in that state. For many years he was con nected with two large screen door companies in Vermont, as superin tendent and had a thorough practical knowledge of the industry. Five years ago he came to Owosso to be-j come associated with the uwosso Manufacturing Co. During his resi dence here he had made many warm friends who deeply deplore his un timely passing. Mr. Mix was a member of the Bur lington, Vt., Masonic lodge. Surviving the deceased are his wi dow and two sons. B. Howard Mix, of Atlantic City, N. J., and Ivan C. ! Mix of this city. Taphouse Whiteaell. On Tuesday at high noon -in the presence of twenty-five guests Miss I Thelma Taphouse of this city and Bruce Whitesell of Detroit, were unit ed in marriage by Rev. J. W. Koyle, of the Corunna avenue M. E. church, at the home of the bride's parents,: Mr. and Mrs. T. L .Taphouse, Broad way, avenue. They were attended by Miss Inez Langworthy and Wesley Reed, both of Owosso. The bride was becomingly gowned in peacock blue crepe de chine and georgette while her bridesmaid's costume was of coral shade. They carried arm bouquets of carnations and roses. Im mediately after the ceremony a dain tily appointed four course dinner was served. The house was beautifully decorated in pink and white. In the evening their friends serenaded them in the time-honored fasion. Mr. and Mrs. Whitesell left this morning on a trip to Detroit and on their return wiH be at home at 607 Broadway ave nue! Mr. Whitesell has a position with the Ann Arbor railroad. Lee-Sherman , On Sunday afternoon at one o'clock atthe home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wood on Adams street occurred the marriage of George W. Lee Jr. and Blanche Irene Sherman. The cere mony was performed by Rev. H. A. Waite. The full Episcopalian service was used. Only the immediate fam ilies were present. They were at tended by Charles A. Meier and Myr tle M. Fletcher, a cousin of the bride. After the wedding trip the newly weds will be at home to their friends at 619 N. Hickory St. The young peo ple are well known in Owosso and are among the most popular young people of the Baptist church of this ty. NOTICE Petitions for street sprinkling should be filed at once with the city clerk. Petitioners are requested to petition only for solid blocks or streets, in order that the work can be done by two trucks, all that are vail able. T. E. STEBBINS, Commissioner Public Improvements. Farewell to Expraaa Agent. v Wm. McBride has resigned as agent in the local office of the American Railway express company to take a position with the Ann Arbor railroad after acting in this capacity for the past eight months. Previous to this he had served as railway express mes senger for fifteen years. Monday evening seventeen of the employes and officials of the company enjoyed a repast and Superintendent E. J. Flanigan spoke in appreciation of Mr. McBride's years of service, of the re gret of his associates at losing him and expressed the good wishes of all for his continued service. Mr. Mc Bride voiced his gratification of the honor paid him. Harry Fry in behalf of those present, presented him with a fine pipe. Mr. Olstoffe, route agent was among those present. S. P. Hibft Cadillac will succeed Mr. McBride as agent. CHECKING UP ON BUREAUCRACY Senator Townsend, of Michigan, has offered a resolution in the Senate ask ing Postmaster General Burleson to explain by what authority farmers have been circularized with political propaganda and questionnaires on oth er topics. It is charged in the resolu tion that James I. Blakslee, the fourth assistant Postmaster General, has sent hundreds of thousands of circulars to farmers to get information that is outside of the work of the Post Office Department. The resolution asks for an explanation from Mr. Burleson as to what appropriation had been made to cover such expenses. Senator Townsend stated that many Govern ment agencies and employees use Government funds for improper pur poses, seek information to whjich they are not entitled and assume under takings not authorized by Congress. The resolution has been favorably reported to the Senate by the Com mittee on Post Offices and Tost Roads. DEATH OF MRS. JENNIE PLACE Mrs. Jennie Place, widow of the late E. O. Place, died at her home, 217 East King street Tuesday morning. Her death was due to a nervous breakdown from which she has suffer ed for some months. Mr. Place died last August. Mrs. Place was bom in Bennington township in 1849 and had spent her entire life in this county. She spent her girlhood days in Bennington was married in 1873 to Mr. Place. They went to Hartwellville where they re sided for a number of years and in 1891 moved to a farm just outside the city limits on Chipman street. They resided there until 11 years ago when they moved into the city, purchasing the Harding property. Mrs. Place moved to East King street following the death of her husband. The deceased was a faithful mem ber of. the Baptist church and had beeii active in its work since girlhood. She 'was also very prominent in the North Owosso Farmers' club and the grange. She is survived by one son, Karl, two daughters, Mrs. J. W. La tane, Chicago, and Mrs. W. H. Kir ker, Morrice; and the following broth ers and sisters: L. C. Cooper, of this city; G. A. Cooper, of Bennington; W. S. Cooper, Owosso township; Mrs. Delia Reynolds, Maple River; Mrs. Bina Lewis, Owosso, and Mrs. C. S. Watson, Owosso. The funeral of Mrs. Place was held Monday morning at the residence. CITY SCHOOLS WILL HAVE PLAYGROUND Recreational activities in connec tion with the Owosso public school program will be carried out during the summer under the direction of Miss Virginia Miner, director of phy sical training in the schools, assisted by a volunteer group of high school girls. Miss Miner is especially fitted for this work, having had two years experience in the Unity Settlement House in Minneapolis. A play-ground will be established, probably in the Emerson Grove, on account of the fine shade afforded by the trees there, although several sites are under con sideration. Equipment will be pro vided by the board of education and will consists of swings, see-saws, a merry-go round, slide, giant strides, etc. In this connection donations , by public spirited citizens will be accept able. Members of the manual train ing classes will assist in making much of the equipment in order to lessen the expense. The play ground work will begin immediately after the close of school and will continue every afternoon un til sessions begin in September. The program will include volley ball, bas ket ball and other games. Story hour group, always so popular with the children, will also be a feasure.. It is estimated that there are ful ly a thousand school children in Owos so of the ages to enjoy the benefits of the playground and co-operation by any agencies qualified to assist in the ont?rrri" -id aid in making it a success will be appreciated. NEW BOOKS AT PUBLIC LIBRARY New Science of analyzing charac ter Balkin. The average man's home. Small house for a moderate income Wallick. New homes under old roofs. Sea bury. The Renaissance and modern art Goodyear. Art in education and life Davies. In vacation America. Rhodes. American masters of sculpture. Caffin. The Indian and the Antiquities of America. Shipp. Quaker and Courtier, William Penn. Grant. George Washington Hapgood. India and the future. Archer. Oriental life. Clough. Fiction The man of the forest. Grey. The vision splendid. Raine. The great impersonation Oppen heim. A man for the ages. Bacheller. The red lady. Burt. To the above list has been added a complete ten volume set of Modern Engineering practice, a gift from Mrs. A. A. Crawford. Jlarniach-Schnelder. Wednesday evening at six o'clock at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Harnisch, Grace street, Miss Anna Eluniach became the bride of Theodore Schneider. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Theo. Hahn of Salem's Lutheran church, in the pres ence of about thirty relatives and Inti mate friends, and they were attended 'Y Miss Theres9a Schneider and Oscar Schneider. The house was beautifully decorated, sweet peas being used to carry out the color scheme of pink and white, and the nuptial vows were exchanged be fore a bower of flowers and greener y. Immediately after the ceremony a wed ding supper was served by Minses Cora B wer, Eva Schneider and Helen Greg ory. Baskets of sweet peas and candles were used with pretty effect on the table. Mr. Schneider has a position with the Independent Stove Compony while the bride was until recently discount teller at the Citizens' Savings Bank. Both have a host of friends who wish them em-cess and happiness. They are at home to their friends at 231 Ridge street. Christianson-Metzgar A pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at St. John's Church, when Miss Christina Metzger, became the bride of Nichol as Christianson. The service was read by Rev. Webbink. The bridal couple was attended by Miss Alice Fitzpatrick and Edward Christianson. Both bride and. groom are well known here. Mrs. Christianson has resided here practically all of her life, and is a graduate of the Owosso Busi ness college, class of 1916. The groom came to Owosso six years ago and has since been employed as pattern maker at the Malleables plant. Following a three course wedding supper served at the home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Christianson left on. a trip to Chicago, Milwaukee and other points, after which they will be at home to their friends at 1325 Ste wart street west. BEE MEN URGE CARE IN ORCHARD SPRAYING In an effort to prevent poisoning of honey bees, members of the Michigan Geekeepers Association are urging greater care, in the matter of spray ing orchards while the trees are in bloom. The State law provides that "No spraying shall be done while fruit trees or vines are in blossom, except ing in the case of canker worm," and the bee men are asking cooperation from fruit growers in order to minim ize the poison danger at this time. "By observing the law fruit grow ers will be assisting themselves, as well as the beekeepers, for it is a well recognized fact that bees are the most valuable agents of pollination in the orchard," says R. H. Kelty, of the Entomolgy, Department at M. A. C, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Michi gan Beekeepers Association. "They do their work at a time when the oth er insects which serve as pollinizers are not present in sufficient numbers to be of value. "Although as a rule there has been hearty cooperation between fruit growers and beekeepers in the matter of spraying at the proper time. to pre vent poisoning, there are still some who disregard the law and spray when the trees are in full bloom. The Beekeepers Association is starting a vigorous campaign to show these men that they are not only breaking the law but also working against their own interests. TVv need the bees, and ns a matter of fact later spraying is more effective thxn spriyin when the trees are in .bloom." ' Memorial Day Pro&rom.' The program for Memorial day has been completed by the committees in charge and is as follows: President of the Day Mayor A. T. Wright. G. A. R. Public Service. Reading of Memorial Orders. Salute to the Dead. Music. W. R. C. Public Service. Reading of Memorial Address. Invocation. Reading of Governor's Proclama tion Donald Cook. , Music. President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Mrs. Agnes Wiley, Past De partment Commander, W. R. C. Gen. Logan's First Memorial Day Proclamation Mabel Smithgall. Music. Address Rev. Carlos H. Hanks. Song "America" By the audi ence. Closing prayer and benediction. WORRIES CAUSE SUICIDE William Freeman, better known as "Dick" Freeman, a lifelong resident of Shiawassee county, shot and killed himself Sunday morning. The shoot ing occurred in a gully just north of the main street of Henderson. Freeman, left his home in Hender soi at 8 o'clock, wearing his hunting coat. His wife saw him take his shot gun, and asked him what he was go ing to do with it. If he made any re ply his wife did not hear it. When they reached the gully, through which a small stream flows, the father told his boy to go up stream a ways and look for fish. A moment later the son heard the report of the gun, and looking around, saw his father lying prostrate on the ground. Badly frightened, the young ster ran home, and told his mother,- who with neighbors hurried to the scene. They found Freeman dead. He had placed the muzzle of his gunvat his right temple and used a stick to press the trigger. Freeman's act is believed to have bcn caused by mertal depression caused by the cost of the new home which he was building. Although he had ai& -nothing to his wife about it, he had told neighbors that the ex pense was running much higher than he had expected it to. Friends have noticed that he had been depressed for some time. Mr. Freeman was born in New Haven township 51 years ago and had lived all his life in New Haven and Rush townships. He prospered on his farm and was well off. Some months ago he sold his farm and two months ago moved to Henderson and started work on a fine home. He was widely known throughout the northern part of the county, as an industrious, pro gressive farmer whose integrity was unquestioned and who was respected wherever known. His act comes as a great shock to his many friends. Surviving Mr. Freeman are his widow, who is his second wife, and the following children: Mrs. Robert Rourke, Rush township, and Lois, Donald and Gale, living at home. He also leaves his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman, of Owosso; two sisters, Mrs. William Lindsey, New Haven; Mrs. Wesley Hurrle, Chesaning, and one brother, Milton Freeman, of Rush township. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Fred Gal loway, and at 2:30 at the Union church. NOTICE. It is announced by the board of re view that all veterans of the Spanish, Civil or Mexican wars, or their wives or widows, who claim exemption nnder the law of $1,000 from taxation for real estate and homesteads, must file an affidavit with ths city assessor each year. Those who fall to file notice will not be exempted Those who have sold off real estate and it has been divided, are 'also noti fied to appear before the board and make a statement of such division, in order that an equitable division of the acs?S9tnent may be made. Making Study of Genetics. In order to lenrn more about inher itance In cnttle and .other animals, in formation Is wanted by L. J. Cole, of the genetics department of the Wis consin college of agriculture, about the similarity of the duplicate parts of double monsters, such as double headed calves, or cnlves with one head and two bodies. This will help In a study of twinning and other related phenomena. This Information car. best be ob tained, says Mr. Cole, from specimens with white markings, where a compar ison can he mode of the extent and shape of the two parts. These freaks are often mounted or preserved and the genetics department would appre ciate Information ns to where photo graphs or sketches can be obtained. This material will help toward an un derstanding of some problems In In heritance In cattle and other nnUuul ASCENSION DAY SERVICES ATTENDED BY COMMANDERY The Ascension Day services, Sun day morning at Christ Episcopal church, were of a deeply interesting and impressive nature. Owosso Com mandery No. 49,. Knights Templar, were the especial guests, and was present in large numbers. The music and other features, of the service had been carefully prepared for the oc casion, and were appropriate to the day. The choir rendered in excellent manner Haydn's "The Spacious Fir mament on High," and "My Song Shall be of Jesus," Miss Neuman tak ing the solo parts. A chorus of young ladies of the high school rendered the offertory, "Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains." Past Commander, J. B. E. Castree, prelate of Owosso Commandery, and Past Commander Byron P. Hicks, as sisted in the service. The sermon by Rev.'W. R. Blachford, rector of the church, was simple and practical. The outstanding thought or ideal of the or der of Knights Templar is chivalry, which in action means protection and support for the weak and oppressed, and justice for all. This characteris tic marked the life and actions of the ancient Templars, and is emphasized in these later days. The cross worn upon the Templar's dress, and the sword which he carries, are highly significant, the first of he fact that the religion of Christ is the predominant note in the creed of a Knight Tem plar, and the second indicates' that he realizes there always are battles to be fought for the sake of righteous ness and good living, and he is pled ged to wield his sword in the cause of humanity. Rev. Blachford paid a high tribute to Masonry in general, because of its good influence upon society and its beneficent work is apparent in every community. On their return to their asylum, a vote of thanks and appreciation was tendered by the Commandery to Rev. Blachford and the choir of Christ Episcopal church for the helpful and inspiring service. FALSE STANDARD OF VALUES World Too Much Given Up to Worship of Material Prosperity, De clares Writer. Wherever we turn we find that pos sessions are too often the standard by which men are measured. A man's Income and position bulk much more largely In the mind of most than what he Is or what he does, and a nation's wealth Is still Instinctively spoken of In terras of finance, or territorial pos sessions, even by those whe, on plat forms, glibly say "true wealth con sists In a healthy and contented peo ple." It Is this false and pernlelam view which Is responsible for ntefc ef tae evil at the present day. Tfce Wttla child who learns to pray by Kb moth er's knee, when It rises Is urg a ta "get on In the world ;" to maka aiaaey, to acheve fame. No harm la this, some may say. Man cannot serve two mas ters, and If we examine eloaely we shall find that It's just thla effort for each to do the best possible far him or herself that is responsible for the vll In the world. The great need of the world Is that weshall change the values. There Is only one thing of supreme vain, and that Is humanity. This makes the mil lionaire and the homeless tramp equal. When the world has learned the les son that man does not live by bread alone, then will be laid the foundation upon which a regenerated world can be built. The Second Annual Shiawassee County Girls' Congress held under the auspices of the County Young Women's Christian Association, is be ing planned for Friday and Saturday May 21, 22. The banquet Friday evening will be served at the First M. E. church here. The entire Cong ress is open to all girls above the sev enth grade in school. The fee of 75 cents covers the cost of the banquet ticket. The remains of Mrs. Eliza Jett, sis ter of Mrs. Mahalah Fargher, 120 West King street, were brought Wed nesday for burial in Oak Hill ceme tery. Rev. H. A. Waite conducted the services. Mrs. Jett died at her home in Cleveland, Sunday, of high blood pressure, aged 66 years. She former ly was Mrs. Robert B. Bray, and re sided in Owosso about 16 years ago, Mr. Bray dying after they had been here about a year. She is survived by four nieces, one of whom is Mrs. F. G. Ward, King street, and two neph ews, besides the sister. The W. F. M. S. Society of Ker by will hold its monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Arthur Gallownv Friday, May 21, at 7;30 o'clock, eastern time. Rev. "Woodioi'se of Corunna will be present to tn'.k on foreign mnsionarv work. It is hoped that a goodly number will-attend, the meeting will be of interest to all. A pot luck supper will be rvd af er the meeting. A hearty welcome is extended to all. PRESIDENT JOLTS DEMOCRATIC SENATORS By, Edward N. Dingley It is difficult to exaggerate the con-, sternation into which the President's telegram of May 9th, issuing a com mand to . his party, has thrown the Democratic party. Between twenty, and twenty-two . Democrats in the Senate at some stage of the Covenant fight voted for one or more of the Lodge reservations. The President has" hit these Sena-, tors very hard in fact it is freely stated that he has killed every pos-. sible hope the Democrats had of se curing control of the next Senate.. Perhaps they had none, before May 9th. It is certain they have none now. The President has stopped all sen timent in favor of a middle ground, or compromise, as far as the members of his own party are concerned. The President has solidified the Re publican . opposition as he could not have done in any other way. The President has compassed the defeat of many Democratic candidates for re-election to the Senate. Senator Chamberlain is up for re election, and voted for the Lodge res ervations. The President's telegram was sent to an Oregan citizen and some argued that Oregon was select ed for a reason. Secretary Tumulty denies this. Senator Chamberlain must take his fight on a platform against the ' President's "program. Such a campaign, according to the President, will be "utterly inconsist ent with the nation's honor." Senator Beckham of Kentucky is in the same boat. He voted for the Lodge reservations, and must cam-, paign against the President and the White House program. Senator Fletcher of Florida voted for the Lodge reservations. So did Senator Henderson of Nevada, Sena tor Nugent of Idaho, Senator Smith of Georgia and Senator Smith of Maryland. All must defy the edict of the White House ox confess them selves hypocrites. The President hit Senator Phelan of California squarely in the fact. He voted for the Lodge reservations and . is up for re-election. Senator' Gore not only voted for. the Lodge reser vations but was active in all opposi tion to the President's program. He ii up for re-election also. , , ; , Senator Kirby of Arkansas, Smith of South Carolina and Overman of North Carolina, voted for some of the Lodge reservations, and are up for re-election. Senator Thomas of Colo rado has been one of the outspoken opponents of the Wilson Covenant, therefore the President's telegram of May 9th will not add to his discomfit ure as far as White House support is concerned. Every Senator who voted for any of the Lodge reservations and who will be up for re-election, is "utterly in consistent with the nation's honor," before he has started in the Senator ial race, according to the opinion of the Democratic leader in the White House. It is doubtful if the Democrats can secure one-third of the seats which will be vacated the Fourth of next March. A two-thirds vote in the Sen ate after the Fourth of next March, in favor of the President's irreconcila-. ble program, is out of the question. FARMERS TURNING TO SORGHUM FOR SWEETS As a result of the high price and threatened shortage of sugar, many Michigan farmers are turning to sor ghum a3 a sirup crop, declares Prof. J. F. Cox, head of the farm crops department at M. A. C. A number of new sorghum mills have started up over the state, and indications point to a record production of "home grown" sirup during the coming sea son. "Under present conditions it would be a good thing for many farmers to grow a half acre or acre of sorghum," says Professor Cox. "The usual yield is from 50 to 75 gallons per acre, though a few have produced more than that. The early Amber variety is the best for sirup purposes, giving the best yield and having the sweetest juice. Michigan seed com panies can furnish seed. "The crop is planted on ground pre pared in the same way that land is prepared for corn. It usually does best when planted the latter part of the corn growing season, in late May or early Jure. A good piece of fall plowed land that has been manur ed will give best yields. "When sorghum is planted for sirup 6 or 8 pounds of seed should be plant ed in rows 36 to 42 inches apart, using an ordinary corn planter. Cultiva tion is similar to thnt for corn. "Tho crop nhmW hr r-. (1r)Ufrn srr Vf-ve the svl r.o Inrd. TV Vr.vis j.r? n;,v.V!v nvwi-v1 while the cr.ro !.. !;i Vr '-'-' ' " s not r.""rrrv. The strnpin- of the Jcp"?i H-oass the yield of the juice insnros n btw reality. OnP rf rie will vie!d fm 500 to 1W) vo"mls of juice, whi-h will . make froi 8 to 25 gallons of sirup. An acre should yield from 4 to 6 tons of cane."