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i ; t i OWOSSO IL JLJmS VOL. XLII OWOSSO. MICHIGAN. JUNE 1', 1920. NO. 12 t . E. f i. fit r if - i. V THRESHERS TO MEET SATURDAY REPUBLICAN NATIONAL The Shiawassee Co. Thresher club"' CONVENTION will hold its annual meeting in I. O. The Republican National Conrention O.F. temple, East Main street, Owos- assembled at Chicago, Tuesday morn so, at 1:30 p. m. sharp on June 12th, log at 11 o'clock. Most of the time for 1920. Farmers are cordially invited the first two days was occupied listen . to meet with us. Election of officers ng t0 tne address of temporary chair for the ensuing year, also the discus- maf Senator Lodge, forming the per- sion of the license law, and other laws manent organization by electing the affecting threshermen. temporary officers for permanent offi- cers, naming of the several committees Trip to State Fair. ' and finally at 7:30 o'clock last evening Nell Walter, the 14 year-old son of adopting the party platform, after Hiram Walter, a New Lothrop mail WDicn an adjwrnment was taken until carrier, will attend the state fair at 9 tnj8 morning. The committee on the : Detroit this year, aa the guest of tbe platform had a strenuous and exciting fair management, as a result of the. time, at i times being dangerously near good work he did In the eighth grade ,ne breaking point over the league of -examinations for students in the rural nations plank, but fortunately a com schools of the county. This was an-1 promi8e eugaiested by Elihu Root, who Bounced Thursday by Howard Slocum, j, jn Europe, was agreed toby all fac county school commissioner. I tlons, and very 'soon thereafter the ' I platform was adopted by the cmven- DEAD HERO REWARDED 'tlon The newspaper reports this morn After nearly two years, the hero- ing indicate that Governor Lowden of ism of Sergt. Fred Tompkins, son of Illinois, and General Leonard Wood Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tompkins, 610 are In the lead for the presidential nom Broadway avenue, has been officially nation. Balloting will commence recognized by the war department about noon. Who the winner will be and a distinguished service cross no one can forecast with any certainty. awarded to him posthumously. The cross and citation have just been re- DEATH OF FRANK N. CONN . .ceived by his father. FrankN. Conn, cashier of the Shia- Sergt. Tompkins, a member of the wassee County bank of Durand, and a machine gun company of the 38th resident of that city since 1891, died regiment, Third division of regulars, at hU home there Monday af ter a long was the first Owosso man to be killed niness with cancer of the stomach. in action in the war. The citation fol- The funeral was neid Thursday morn lows: ing at the hbme, and the remains tak- ' en to St. Johns for burial. Supreme Court Upholds Circuit Mr. Conn was one of the oldest Three cases carried to the supreme bankers in point of service in the court from this county, were decided ' "unty, and was widely known among Wednesday by that tribunal, and ln ',bTaPkers of. Michigan. Born in St. " , . J . . .. J Johns, nearly 60 years ago, he was eacn case me result in iuaureuii was upheld. Also each case was a vic tory for Pulver & Bush, of Owosso. The supreme court confirmed the judgments of Supervisor . Arthur Han chett against tbe Fidelity & Casalty Co., and James Sullivan against the same company, and upheld Judge Col lins in directing a verdict of no cau?e for action in the case of Joseph Rnndell against the Farmers' Co-operative Ele vator Co. of Corunna. Goss-llrovru. Wednesday, Juoe 9, occnrred the marriage of Miss Fanoie Goss and Albert W. Brown, Rev. H. A. Field of Flint, performing the ceremony. The bride wore a traveling unit of blue tric otlne, and a black lace. hat. They were attended by Mis Lnctle B Bartlett, consln of the bride, and Mr. Howard J. Telfer. Hartshorn garage, aud the bride has, been employed as stenographer at the same place. After a trip by auto to, Detroit and other points, they will be ' home to their friends at 1307 North Washington street. Their many friends I extend hearty congratulations for a happy future. AWARDED $3,000 COMPENSATION Mrs. John McKay of Corunna, was awarded compensation in the sum of $3,000, payable in weekly install ments of $10 each, against the Amer ican Malleables Co. of Owosso by a board of arbitration sitting in munici pal court in Owosso Friday afternoon. The compensation is for the death of her husband, who died suddenly last summer, while employed at the Malleables plant. The board of arbitration consisting of Fred Welch, representing the com pany, James Campbell, representing the widow, and a Lansing attorney, representing the state industrial acci dent board found that McKay died of 1 paralysis, induced by inhaling poison ous sewer gas. McKay was found unconscious in a sewer trench which he was digging, and died the next day. The widow 'claimed the death Was due to sewer gas, but the company claimed it was paralysis. SPEEDERS TO BE PUNISHED POLICE DECLARE The police hereafter will prohibit the parking of cars on the east side, of Park street and on the west side j of Ball street. The reason for this is j that the streets are narrow, and with cars parked on both sides, there is not room for the fire apparatus to get through. I Chief Hodges also stated that the department had inaugurated a cam paign against speeders. ' Bicycle riding on the sidewalks is also to be prohibited, in accordance with the ordinance, the chief said. DIVORCES GRANTED Mrs. Anna Montey of Owosso was yesterday granted a decree of divore against Leander Montey. She char& ed that he consorted with other wom en. , 1 Mrs. Sylvia Leonard of Durand, won a decree of divorce on her cross bill, in the case brought by her hus band, Hugh Leonard, against her. Both charged cruelty. ornnnvaA n a uanv tw Hnrino- fcia young manhood, and in 1891 when the Shiawassee bank was organized in Durand, he became a director and cashierrand held this office until his death. Surviving Mr. Conn are his widow, one brother, L. L. Conn, of Owosso, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Steele, of St. Johns. Mr. Conn will be succeeded at the bank by Harry Thomas, and D. M, Trumble will be assistant. cashier. NEFF-LONG A quiet wedding occurred June 3, when Miss Bernice Neff and Harold E. Long were united in marriage by Rev, Allen of the Corunna Methodist church. They were attended by the groom's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Harryman. The bride attended the Corunna school, graduating in the class of 1916 and of the county Normal of 1919. The past year she has been a successful teacher at the Hawkins school. The groom was born and raised in Shiawassee county and is a very suc cessful farmer. After a short wed ding trip they will be home to thelt friends northeast of Corunna. GEORGE HUNT CAMP IS REORGANIZED At a meeting of the United Span ish War Veterans at the armory last Thursday George M. Hunt Camp No. 35 was reinstated and officers elected. Commander W. L. Rice, Department of Michigan, presided as installing officer, assisted by Comrade Walter Hasse of Lansing camp. The attend ance indicates a lively interest taken by all Spanish war men and promise a very progresssive camp. A meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17tb, to permit all veterans not attending last evening to become members. The new officers elect are: Com mander, Ward B. Carl; Senior vice commander, W. E. Cornford; officer of the guard, Ollie Noonan; trustee, three years, John H. Steck; trustee, two years, Chas. Harnisch; trustee, one year, Henry M. WUMams; adjut ant, Lee H. Retan; quartermaster, Walter Jackson; chaplain, Orren Purdy; historian, J. H. Steck; repre sentative to Department Camp, S. E. Beers; alternate representative to De partment Camp, S. M. Campbell. CORUNNA BUDGET AND OFFICIALS The Corunna council at its last meeting adopted the annual appropri ation ordinance carrying appropria tions totaling $13,280. The amounts placed in the various funds are: Con tingent, $5500; street districts, $1, 844; waterworks, $1383; police, $1, 040; fire department, $200; park, $600; interest and sinking, $2,213; sewer, $500. Mayor Allan announced the follow ing appointments and they were con firmed by the council: Marshal, John Lewis; street commissioner, Albert L. Struble; surveyor, Bruce Robinson; fire chief, John Elkins; health officer, Dr. C. A. Crane; water engineer, A. J. Withington; park caretaker, George Kentfield; fire warden, Joseph Bow crsmith. The mayor also announced the standing committees. Frank A. Moore ha3 !;een elected n'denvan from the second ward, by Vo council, to succeed Cyrus Wil lirur.s, who' has moved from the ward. LITTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Will Bring to CnautauquaTwo Musical, Programs of Highest Order I, . - ; , ' ; In ' I hjr One of the most worth while de velopments in the musical world in the past few years has been the in crease In the number of Instrumental quartets and larger groups. Concert music is taking its place in the hearts of the American audience. Lieurance's Little Symphony, a group of eight musicians. Is one of the modern groups which has contributed ANNUAL MEETING OF LUTHERAN BUND I The Lutheran Bund Aid Society of TSafem's' Lutheran church -of. this city held its annual meeting Friday in Iheir hall on Milwaukee street. The following officers were elected: President, Carl Spring; vice presi dent, Ernest Klingbiel; correspond ing secretary, Albert Schlaack Sr.; recording secretary, Wm. J. Fudow; treasurer, Henry Jurk; financial sec retary, Carl F. Wietzke; chairman of sick committee, Fred Lahman; chair man of auditing committee, Henry Schneider; chairman of entertainment committee, Geo. Klingbiel; delegates to the State convention, Henry Sch neider and Albert Schlaack Sr.; trus tee, Geo. Bock. CORUNNA CHAPTER KING'S DAUGHTERS Preliminary organization of a Cor runna chapter of the King's Daughters was affected at a meeting held a the home of Mrs. Bush Moore yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Moore was elected temporary president and Mrs. E. J. Herrick secretary. Mrs. Edith Beers of Durand organized the chapter. No attempt will be made now to secure members but in the fall everyone in terested will be urged to join. SUMMER PLAY GROUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN OWOSSO A good representation attended the weekly luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday and heard Miss Virginia Miner outline the plans for the summer play-ground work in this city. The idea of the play ground this summer was first suggested to Miss Miner by a group of high school girls, who had become enthusiastic over th possibilities of this work and who have agreed to give up their vacation in an effort to make the playground a success. The details of the project have been carefully worked out and the cost will be small compared to the immense good, which will result. Miss Miner has outlined her plans to the school board and they have agreed to back the movement to the extent of $300. It is planned to have the playground lo cated in the Emerson school grove which the school board purchased several years ago. The equipment will consist of a merry-go-round cap able of accommodating 20 children at a time, teeter-totters, swings, slides, etc., while there will be sand piles for the real small children. In addition to this there will be organized games under the direction of Miss Miner and her assistants. Story telling groups will be formed during the heated periods of the days and it is also planned to have these groups on the Bryant and Washing ton school lawns. Rev. Emi! Mnntanus, of Saginaw, Grand Prelate of the Grand Comman dery, Knights Templar of Michigan, was in the ' city and spoke to the Chamber of Commerce on this subject. so largely to the popularizing of the better class of music. Years ago "symphony" or even "concert" to the average American spelled "boredom." But Lieurance's Little Symphony has proved itself. Sarah ReQua Vick, contralto, will appear this summer on the program of the Chautauqua with Lieurance's Little Symphony. HE KEPT US OUT OF SUGAR THOUGH NOT OUT OF. WAR Th National , Sugar . Equalization Board could have bought for the Unit-r ed States the entire Cuban sugar crop in August of last year at 6 3-4 cents a pound and sought permission of President Wilson to do so. This re- J whom are tired of paying freights to quest was renewed in November of Chicago and other distant markets on the same year. In both cases the their animals. In. many cases stock President acknowledged receipt of the thus shipped out of the state to mar letters containing the requests but ket s returned to Michigan cities as failed to give the board the required dressed meat, thus adding a big authority to make the purchase. freight tax to the consumer and low In 1918 the price paid the producers "in the Price, to the P'tocer. An for Louisiana sugar was nine cents a eif?t Ato develop adequate markets pound. In 1919 Louisiana had but withm the state in order to stop these a half crop and the Attorney General cro" heights" will be made at the gave the Louisiana cane farmers the J8.1 Lansing- meeting, which is to be privilege of selling their sugar at sev- JTeldA the ASultural Building at enteen or eighteen cents a pound. This permission then left the way open for nmri,,r.r nf nthnr frrna nf mo.ar or rather speculators in other kinds of sugar, to charge largely what they please, and these two circumstances now are responsible for the fact that the American public is paying about thirty cents a pound for sugar that it should be buying for something like eleven or twelve cents." j T. . .. . . . It is estimated that as a result of this bungling method of handling the, sugar situation the American people will be mulched of a sum of money nnnnnnnfieUred ?800'000'000 to '" 000,000,000. j No excuse has been advanced so far as we are aware, lor the President's failure to allow the Equalization Board to buy the Cuban crop. 'Of the ties for the next international live Louisiana deal, Representative Louis stock show at Chicago, will also be W. Fairfield, of Indiana, says: j looked over by the beef, growers. "Thus the government undertook to 1 compensate the sugar dealers of The sale of the business of the Louisiana for their crop failure by Owosso Floral Co. including the store permitting them to fix the price at 18 building and conservatory at Ball and cents when at the same time the gov- Main streets and the green houses on eminent knew perfectly well that Lou- North Hickory street, has been an isiana produces but a tithe of the su- nounced by Herman Thieman, founder gar used in the country. In the same and proprietor of the company. Mar reasoning, if any state had raised but cus Anderson and Joseph Smith of half its usual crop of wheat the gov- this city are the new owners. They eminent might have justified" itself will take possession on June 15. in permitting the farmer to charge Mr. and Mrs. Thieman, with Mrs. $4 per bushel for wheat and thus Thieman's' two sisters, Mrs. Louis have raised that necessary of life by Mueller, formerly of this city, but 100 per cent. The government has no now of Toledo, and Mrs. Lena Dierks, excuse for the bungling manner in also of Toledo, will sail from Montreal which this sugar situation has been on June 26 for Switzerland, where handled. The American people are they will visit Mrs. Caroline Troeger, paying the bill. Even now, if the De the aged mother of the three ladies! partment of Justice would act as it is Mrs. Thieman, Mrs. Mueller and Mrs! empowered by law to act, the upward Dierks left their home at Unterneu movement of sugar could bfc arrested, baus, Switzerland, when young ladies The unfortunate long-continued ab- to come to the United States and have sence of the Chief Executive in Europe never seen their mother since. They coupled with his unfortunate and ( also have a brother who is aii officer most lamentable sickness, has depriv- in the Swiss Army,- whom they have ed the American people of the service never seen. Their fa'.hci' dil about of their chief executive in full power three years affo. and strength for 14 months of the Mr. ThVman's plans are not cer time since December of 1918. In oth- tain but he v. ill return Owro nf er words, for 14 months out of 17 the ter the trip to Switzerland H has chief executive of the nation has been purchased the fine resvleft'at Dewev v...-.,.. .uu.u 1.1 anicr ur iun?R! sr( . i.omstock sfret. form to. properly Pttend to the domestic rrly oerunied bv J. F. Wlldernvth nd affairs of a nation of 110,000,000 peo- family, and he: and 'hi, family will pie. National-Republican. - . move there in, a few days RURAL MINISTERS TO 1 HOLD BIG CONFERENCE East Lansing, June 8. Rural min isters from all parts of the state will gather in East Lansing from July 6 to 16 for the Sixth Annual Conference of Pastors and Laymen, which is to ba held in connection with the summer session of the Michigan Agricultural College. ' . . . , More than twenty-five special lec turers are scheduled to address the conference, many of them, being na tionally known educators. ' ' Among these will be: Dr. Warren H. Wilson, of New York City, Church and Coun try Life Directors; Bishop T. S, Hen derson, of Detroit; Prof. C. H. Moehl man, of Rochester, N. Y.; Dr. E. A. Ross, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin; and Mr. Ralph Felton, Department of Rural Work, New York . City. Women who attend the conference will have meetings of their own, pre sided over by members of the Home Economics faculty at the college, while many features of entertainment are being arranged. Recreational work under the direc tion of the Department of Physical Training at M. A. C. will be mixed in with the "mental exercises" of the con ference. Other special conferences to be held during the college summer term, which runs from June 21 to July 30 this year, will include a conference for teachers of Household Art and Domestic Science, June 29 to July 2; a school of instruction for women in j political organization, June 29 to July 2; the Fifth Annual Conference for leaders of Boys and Girls Clubs, July 6 to 9; and special meetings fo science teachers and teachers of agri culture. MICHIGAN BEEF MEN PLAN ORGANIZATION East Lansing, June 10. Michigan stockmen will gather at East Lansing on Tuesday, June 15 for the purpose of considering ways and means of providing better marketing facilities for the meat producers of the state. The organization of a strictly Michi gan beef growers association is a pos sibility at the meeting, which is being r called by George B. Smith, of Addi son,. Secretary of the Tri-State Beef Growers Association. ' The need for better and more direct marketing facilities has long been felt by Michigan stockmen, many of e . Stockmen from all over the state are expected to attend the conference, "?an3 of. them P'annLlne to d.ouble up the bus;nfss of the meeting with some of hLen,terta inme"t ,?f Com" "encement Week at the College. A gat historical pageant, in which mTe hn 500 college men and women wlH take VaT 1 fiven on the caP"3 Monday night June 14 and other features will follow on Tues- day and Wednesday, Dorr Buei, market manager for the State Farm Bureau. Hale Tenant, marketing- expert at the agricultural college; H. R. Smith, Commissioner Chicago Live Stock Exchange, and others are expected to address the stockmen's meeting. College steers, which are heino talked nf nnac;h;u- CORUNNA SCHOOL v COMMENCEMENT Twelve graduates will receive di plomas at the annual commencement exercises of the Corunna high school on Wednesday night, June 23, it! is an nounced. There are ten girls and tw$ boys. The members of the class are at follows: Leland Nothnagel, Thressa Wren, Nina Lingo, Lucile Hamilton, Viola Moore, Elma Almendinger, Grace and Lura Eveleth, Ruby Phelps, Mildred Doane, Carl Herring and Ruby Johnson. Rev. Green, of Mt. Pleasant, wha spoke at the. Father and Son banquet nere last winter, will deliver the prin cipal address. Leland Nothnagel will deliver the salutatory address; Miss Hamilton the valedictory; Miss Moor the class oration, and Misses Wren and Lingo the class prophecy. , OFFENDERS SENTENCED Characterizing the crime nf wfclph Henry Beardsley of Laingsburg, had admitted his guilt, as one of the worst of which he could conceive, Judge Collins sentenced Beardsley Monday to from three to ten years in Ionia prison, with a recommendation of four years. Beardsley admitted taking indecent liberties with a child nine years ot age. The prisoner is 63, and has liv ed at Laingsburg most of his life. The court showed leniency to two other men presented for sentence, he was formerly township treasurer in Washtenaw county, was fined $100 and costs of $50 for violation of the prohibition law. He sold a ; quart of whiskey to C. S. Riley, resi dent engineer in this county for the state highway department. Riley in formed the sheriff, claiming the whis key had been watered. Judge Collins,', declared that from investigation ' made, it appeared that King's record in the past had always been good. Lawrence Lytle, overseas veteran of the Canadian army, who admitted stealing $360 from Melbourne Rose while several men were engaged in a drinking bout, was placed on proba tion for three years. One of the con ditions of his probation are that he is not to drink intoxicating :'lijurs. . The ; money stolen was recovered. Lytle's record has also been good, the' court said. 1 , ; -,-iryr Friends in Owosso have received announcements of the marriage on Wednesday, June second, of Miss 1 Jean Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Devereaux, formerly of Owosso but now residing in De troit and Mr. John Henno of New York City. Friends extend most hearty congratulations and best wishes. . WOMEN CULL POUL TRY SLACKERS In Missouri last year, 73,765 birds were eliminated from 1,593 flocks which were culled under the supervi sion of the home demonstration agents sent out by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture and the State ag ricultural colle'ge. This resulted in a saving of approximately $50,161 to their owners. In another state. 486 local leader were trained, with the result that 717 478 birds were culled. Of this num ber, 274,399 were found to be non productive. About 81 per cent of all the poultry in the country is cared for by women. For that reason special attention Is given to poultry by the home , clubs supervised by the Department of Ag riculture and the State colleges, and farm women are taught best methods of poultry selection, breeding, raising, feeding, housing, culling, canning, surplus birds for home use, preserva tion of eggs, and cooperative sellini. of poultry products. Lack of proper culling thus far ha proved to be in the majority of cases, the principal reason why a flock is not profitable. Forty per cent of the hens in the average farm flock today are non-productive, and should be sold or eaten. It costs about $2 a year to feed each hen. If she does not produce more than that amount in eggs she Is unprofitable. CORUNNA ODD FELLOWS Y INITIATE TWENTY-ONE One of the biggest events in the his tory of Corunna lodge, No. 64, 1. O. O. F., was the initiatory session held at the hall Monday night. Twenty-one candidates, the largest number eve initiated at one time in the local lodge took the work, while tVio Kia crowd that has ever attended a simi lar Udd ellow event here, was in at tendance. Judge Matthew Bush, one of the oldest Odd Fellows in t!i tnf and a member of th 'o--' J.-o. do! ciarcl tint tuh'.'a tra'v,-; was tho f nct he hd ever ' v.-iT-.l in the )r Allen S-nrr of Kerby, Monday pleaded puilty in circuit court to a chp-fT of ecivin? and dianosinjr of stolen property. He will be taken to Detroit: to testify in the. trials .of Mike Run-iMft and John Castigle. one. the rfrf Tfai;nns cha,. wit stealing the automobiles. ' " ." '