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: ! THE OW0SSO TIMES VOL. XLTI, OWOSSO. MICHIGAN, JUNE IB, 1920. NO. 13 Harding and Chosen to Lead 1920 Republican Campaign Wood and Low den Lead in First Ballots; Leave Johnson Far in the Rear After Fifth Count Convention Swings To Harding When Others Fail of Majority Senator Warren Q. Harding of Ohio, was nominated for President on the Republican ticket on the tenth ballot at the party contention in Chicago, on Saturday. June 12. Calvin S. Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts, is to be his running mate, as the candidate for Vice President. Wcod and Lowden lead the voting for the first nine ballots until in the tenth the whole convention swung to Hard ing with some votes to spare. Wood started out with a clear lead, maintain ing however, not enough to take the nomination. Lowden ran a close second for some time, leading Wood once, but falling behind in the later counts. Johnson disappointed his friends in failing to make a better showing. Dur ing the first four ballots his friends 1 gradually became weaker until he be came a neglible quantity. The Michi gan delegation stayed with him until the sixth ballot when it becameCevi-,-lent that ne had no chance,, and then gave their votes to various other candi dates They stood by their instructions as long as there wai the slightest chance of their vote being effective. Senator Hardiog is 55 years old, a successful newepaper publisher and printer, a first class public speaker with a fine record and an unblemished repu tation, for courageous and npright sup pirt of all that is best ia state and na tional government. He was elected to the Senate in 1914 by the Ohio state legislature, which position be has held to date. He has many times been men tioned as presidential timber, and the country will unquestionably accept him as big enough for the job. He is emi nently fitted for the position. Governor Cooldige has unusual exec nti ve ability and is well known through the country as a leader. His stand in the Boston police strike won him na. tlonwide recognition and at his recent re-election he received hearty congratu lations from the President. The platform adopted by the conven tion Is one of unusual strength. It states the stand of the party on all the national issues of the day leaving noth ing to be desired in a firm, clear state ment of attitude of the organization. It . is undoubtedly the finest platform ad opted by any party in years. Mrs. John Sprague, mother of Otto Sprague, went to Detroit Monday to remain with her daughter for some time. Cdolidge DEGREE CAPTAIN AUSTIN HONORED The Royal Purple Degree staff of the Owosso Encampment which under the direction of Degree Captain J. C. Austin, conferred the work of the Royal Purple degree at the recent ses sion of the Grand Encampment of Michigan, with great honros, was en tertained by Degree captain and Mrs. J. C. Austin Thursday. Mr. Austin was presented by the members of the staff with a splendid Odd Fellow ring in token of esteem in which he is held by the members of this degree staff. He responded feel ingly to the members of the staff. As to Mrs. Potter Sanity. A few hours after Charles Potter of Hazelton township had been granted a decree of divorce from her, Mrs. Ella Potter was lodged in the county jail to await medical examination as to her sanity. Mrs. Potter was taken into custody by. Under Sheriff. Pardee and Deput Sheriff Coe, after a number of farm ers from Hazelton visited Sheriff Sproule and told him that Mrs. Potter had threatened to burn their buildings and to kill them. She is 53 years old and a powerfully built woman. Horton-Fulton Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist parsonage occurred the mar riage of Carl L. Fulton and Miss Ger trude Horton, Rev. H. A. Waite offi ciating. The contracting parties are residents of Durand and will make that village their future home. They were unattended. The Owosso students at the Universi ty of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are nearly all home for the summer vacation. Sherman Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs Fred Welch it is reported expects to leave the first of n xt week for Rochest er, Minn., to enter the Mayo Brothers' hospital for an examination and possi bly an operation upon one of his arms, which was broken in the fall of 1918 while a student at the University of Michigan. When attempting to assist in getting an aeroplane righted and off for a flight, Sherman's arm was acci dently broken and the fracture has never properly, re-knit. His many friends are trusting that the Mayo Bro thers will be more successful tban the several physicians have been who have had his case under treatment at Ann Arbor. DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA- BETH ROSE Mrs. Elizabeth Rose died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Meier, of Martin street. In firmities incident to advanced age caused her demise. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Rose was born in Germany and lived there until 1888 when she came to Owosso. This had been her home since. . She was a faithful mem ber of Salem's Lutheran church and a woman with a host of friends who greatly loved and respected her" for her many good qualities. The deceased is survived by five children, all living here. They are Mrs. Dorothy Wortman, Mrs. Anna Harlan, Mrs. Jacob Barie, Mrs. Char lotte Meier and Fred Rose. Mrs. Wil liam Briggeman, who died several years ago, was a daughter. The funeral was held Monday after noon at 3 o'clock at the home, Rev. T. G. Hahn officiating. Street-IIolman Miss Prudence Street of this city, and Clinton Holman of Detroit, were united in marriage Saturday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Street, West Wil liams street. The ceremony was per formed oy Rev. Theodore Hahn, of Salem's Lutheran church in the presence of immediate relatives of the contracting parties. Charles Crandall acted as best man and little Velma Marvin carried the ring in a basket of flowers. The rooms were prettily decorated in pink and white and clusters of fern. At the conclu sion of the ceremony a wedding sup per was served by Misses Alice Pearce and Andrew Bittell. Mr. and Mrs. Ho'man left Sunday for their home in Detroit where Mr. Holman is in the optical business. They have the good wishes of many friends in the city. Clark-Gute On Thursday evening at 8:30 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark, West Mason street, Miss -Elsa Clark became the bride of Arthur Gute. They were at tended by Miss Anna Mason of Bur ton and George Gute, brother of the groom, Rev. F. D. Draper, of the Church of Christ officiating. There were about thirty guests pre sent, among them Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Pearce, of Ovid, Mr. and Mrs. George Pearce, of Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marvin, of Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. R. Weidman, of West Haven, and the bride's brother- Leon Clark, of Big Rapids. The bride is one of Owosso's popu lar girls and has been teaching at Shaftsburg for the past year. Mr. Gute is employed at the Field Manu facturing Company. He is a veteran of overseas "service, having been a member of Company M. 125th infan try, 32nd Division. The happy coupl have the best wishes of their many friends in the city. They will reside at 1631 West Main street in a pretty bungalow newly built for their occu pancy. FIELD CO. FIELD DAY One of the big events scheduled for the near future, is Field Day, to be held at McCurdy Park, Saturday, June 19, when the employes, officials and stockholders of the Field Manufac turing Co. will hold a basket picnic. This will be an all day affair, a big program of the usual sports and con tests with prizes, having been plann ed. There will be a ball-game between Owosso and Ionia at 11:30. Girls' in door ball game at 2 p. m. and other events from 3 to 5. Music will be fur nished by the Owosso City Band and there will be excellent orchestra mus ic for dancing both afternoon and evening. Officers and committees are putting forth every effort to make this a memorable occasion and all em ployes as well as stockholders are urged to be on hand ready for a good time. OWOSSO HAS GOOD BALL TEAM Owosso City base ball team Satur day afternoon demonstrated its cali ber in a way that the fans can no longer doubt, when it defeated the fast Buick team of Flint by a scora of 6 to 4. The local team is one of the strong est that has represented Owosso in years. In Clark and Cronk it has a crack battery, while its infield is al most a stonewall of defense. Thomas-Sam mons Creston E. Sammons and Miss Ver na Thomas were quietly married at the First Baptist parsonage Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. II. A. Waite officiating. The groom h em ployed in Flint and the bride is a, res ident of this city. Miss Thonas has been toching at Afhlcy this past yenr. Th? newly married . coupls will rosid in Flint. T!i?y wen amended by the bride's brother, J. N, Them as'1 nrd wifp.. j ' DEATH OF MRS. IDA M. PARKER . ' Mrs. Ida M. Parker, who founded ' the Parker Monument Works here, died Sunday night at St. Joseph's hospital in Ann Arbor where she has been receiving treatment for the past ten days. The remains arrived here this morning and funeral services at 3 o'clock at the home of her son, Har ry G. Parker, 626 North Ball street. Rev. . Waite will officiate and burial will take place at Oak Hill. Mrs. Parker had not been in good health since the death of Mr. Parker six 'years ago. Two years ago she sustained a stroke of paralysis and since that time had been gradually failing. She had been in a sanitarium in Detroit for nearly a year prior to about four months ago, and went to Ann Arbor only ten days ago. 1 Mrs. Parker was born near Orton-' ville, Oakland county, 61 years ago and spent her girlhood days there. She" was married in February, 1879, toyV. L. Parker, and they moved to Caro, where they lived until 1896. In that year they moved to Owosso and Mr. Parker founded the Owosso Mon ument Works. j The deceased was an active worker, in the Baptist church until her health failed. DEATH OF MRS. FRED SEELHOFF Suffering a hemorrhage while in Detroit a week ago, Mrs. Wilhelmina Seelhoff, wife of Fred Seclhoff, Sr., of Rush township, died Saturday after noon of quick consumption. Mrs. Seelhoff went by automobile to De troit and was stricken while there. She had another hemorrhage after ar riving home and rapidly sank until iht end came. Prior to a week ago, she had apparently been in good health. Mrs. Seelhoff was born in Germany C6 years ago, and came to this coun try when nine years old. For a time she resided in Detroit but had lived in this county for 30 years. Surviv ing her are her husband, one daugh ter, Mrs. Augusta Doederlein and three sons, Walter, Fred and Arthur Seelhoff. The funeral was held Tuesday after noon at three o'clock at the home, with burial in Henderson. -ARRESTED FOR FORGERY Fred Wilson, 19, a laborer living in Owosso, is held in the county jail on a charge of forgery. It is alleged that he victimized the bank at Henderson and the State Savings bank in Owosso to the extent of $35 each by forgea signatures on two notes. On January 12, it is claimed, Wil son went to the bank at Henderson and asked for a loan of $35 stating that he could get Philander Bishop, a prosperous farmer, to endorse the note with him. The banker consented to this and let Wilson take the note out to get Bishop's signature. The next day Wilson returned, with the note, apparently signed by Bishop. When the note came due, Wilson did not pay and the note was sent to Bishop for collection. He denied en dorsing the paper and said he did not know Wilson. On the same day, It devolops, Wil son also went to the State Savings bank and asked for a similar loan, saying that James King would en dorse the note. He was given a note and the next day returned with King's name on the note. King says he never signed it. INJUNCTION GRANTED IN DRAIN MATTER The decision of the court in the case of Dunn vs. Harrington, of Durand, has been filed by Judge Collins. The case was tried last week. The suit arose over a drain which crossed the farms of both parties. The farms formerly belonged to the father of Mrs. Dunn and of Harring ton and he constructed the drain. Since Harrington obtained the farm, he has built several laterals to the drain, to drain sink holes in his place. Dunn and his wife claimed that the increased flow of water overflowed their land and kept it in an untillable condition. He asked an injunction, re straining Harrington from construct ing more laterals and an order com pelling him to block the laterals that he had built, so that no more .water could be drained onto Dunn's farm than would be carried by the original drain built by the elder Harrington. The court grants both the injunction and order. ROLLS FOR BIG SEWERS READY The city commission Monday re ceived the special assessment rolls for the Southwest Owosso Trunk sewers and passed a resolution giving notice of the fact that the rolls are now on file with the city clerk, for inspection by those affected. Any objections tat the assessments may be - made at a ; hearing to be held later. The commis sion nlso authorized the advertising for bids of a centrifugal pumping unit, motor driven, for the water works. Permision was granted Patterson Dawson Post. ' American .Legion, to briir a' carnival here during the week pf J jly 5, for the benefit of the post. Scroggie-Wise Wednesday at 5 o'clock the mar riage of Miss Beatrice Scroggie of Flint and Homer Wise of Lansing, was solemnized at the home of the bride. They were attended by Miss Bernice Scroggie and Roscoe Wise. Only the immediate relatives were present. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Thomas Scroggie, a former Owosso girl and a graduate of the lo cal high school. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. II. W. Wise, North Park street. They will reside in Lan sing where Mr. Wise has a position with the K. and II. Vulcanizing com pany. Both young people have many friends in this city who extend con gratulations. Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Vowles, of Mt, Pleasant, have arrived in this city, where Dr. Vowles will practice osteo pathy in the absence of Dr. Powell. They will reside at 307 Williams St. Mrs. Vowles was formerly Miss Ear bara Granger and is well known in Owosso. STUDENTS INJURED IN A JOY RIDE Seven high school students, all members of the business English class were more less seriously injured, and a nearly new Studebaker touring car, owned by J. Bachelor, West Williams street, was badly damaged, in an ac cident about one and one-half mile west of Laing-sburg. All of the passengers were hurt by flying glass and La Verne Rhodesiler was thrown out of the car. Another machine came along and the injured pupils were brought to their homes here. They were Rosa Weil, cut and bruised; La Verne Rhodesiler, badly cut; Dale Hunt, leg fractured; Mabel Winterly, broken nose; Betty Krehr, Neck badly cut; Pauline Schlaack, slightly cut and burised; Clare Bach elor, cut and bruised. Young Bachelor had failed, until too late, to see a turn in the road un der which a culvert with high abutt ments on each side, runs. When ho did see it, he tried to make the turn, but the side of the car hit one abutt ment and the car lunged almost cross wise of the road and into the ditch but did not tip over. TO VOTE ON CALLING PASTOR All members of the Congregational church are urged to attend the ser vices Sunday morning and remain for the meeting afterwards. At this meeting, the pulpit committee will submit its report, recommending that the church extend a call to Rev. Wal ter B. Denny of Bridgewater, Mass., to become pastor of the church to suc ceed Rev. B. G. Mattson, resigned. ! Miss Annie McCormick has accepted her position in the Lorain. Ohio, schools for another year with a good increase In salary. She will spend the summer vacation at her home in this city. I The annual meeting of the Owosso 8ngar Co. will be held at its offices in this city on Tuesday next Several stockholders from outside the city are expected to be bresent. FINE MUSICIANS, GERALDINE EDGAR, VIOLINIST, AND ROBERT MacDONALD, PIANIST, IN BiG JOINT RECITAL L a t. li tet Gerald Ine Edgar, violinist, and Rob ert MacDonald, pianist, appear this summer on the Chautauqua program with Miss Jessie Christian, soprano, of the Chicago Opera Co. Mr. MacDonald, who has been In Chautauqua and Lyceum work for some time, is a fit acromp.in'ct for'rn artist of tha qur.Mty of VA Christian. IMza fldw hns a chi"m'aM person ality of her own that aids hri talcnt3 as.a vio!in!8t. '' ' Miss Mildred Clement, . ' . Miss Mildred Lfo C'lcmnn, cousin of Mark Twain, lecture 00 Hiwell and brine Hawallajr s!n?rn wltl: her for Cht'itftii'iua's third dny. , FIREMAN KILLED IN BOILER EXPLOSION HURLS DETROIT CREAMERY EMPLOYEE 600 FEET ACROSS RIVER J. Arthur Mitts, aged 84, Hying at 1893 Melinda street a fireman at the Detroit Creamery plant here,' was in stantly killed Thursday when a boiler exploded, hurling nim a distance of abont 600 feet across the river. , . The boiler, weighing several tons waa thrown fully 50 feet, crashing inlo the rear of a neighbpring house, demolish ing the shed ou the back, and the kit chen. The house waa moyed forward a foot on its foundation. Mitts was new at the job, haying started work Wednesday. Officials say that the boiler waa in good condition and men around the plant report that the accident was probablv due to hi inexpeience. Befoie the body was found, the hunt for the fireman had been carried on in all parts of the city ou account of vari ous rumors of people claiming to have seen him. Later his hat was founa and about an hour after the explosion, at 6:30, some boys fonnd bim acrosa the river, by a buildiDg which be had struck. The body was completely strip ped of clothing except the shoes. He if survived by a wife and his parent?, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Mitts of ISO South Rowley street. The chief damage effected was to the boiler house and two near-by houses. The roof of the boiler house wa4 blown into the river, while the sinokstacka were tipped over onto the main build ing. The inside . was shattered com pletely and pieces of iron and brick thrown for hundreds of yards in all di rections. The damage to the two houses was from the boiler itself and flying pieces of iron They are the proper ly of , Otto T. DeBeaux, 208 Caes street. The fly ing fragments broke wiudewg of several houses, doing considerable damage. 1 ( Death of Edward Wnrren. Mrs. John Evans and Miss Mattie Warren, received news Monday of the death of their brother, Edward War ren in a sanitarium at Salem, O. Mr. Warren had been in poor health for many months and went to Salem re cently. Mr. Warren was about '45 years old and had lived here most of his life, making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Evans. Mrs. Otto Sprague went to Alma Fri day morning to remain with her sister, Mrs J. J. Hopkins, for some time. Mrs. Hopkins is in very poor health. Mrs. James Kellam of Toledo, Ohio is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Crane. Mr. Kellam ia expected Sunday. Miss Jessie Christian, one of Amer ica's coming opora Ptara, is appearing this summer In concert work on tha Chautauqua program. Miss Christian's . name is linked with tho.o of Mrlba and Cal'i-Carcl, for her jirr"' 'co rVa-'cTO Orx c ?rS. V- '.nw: a ndCca- . ly ?Im (i C;r ri'- 1 j -r In ' "Tlifl Hnmni" . t..-.t7 : . nro brought he .to t.V1 'vcri m ;:a'. of I America's jsrrat'vt roprauo3. . . Jirome Cavls. ' , Jeromo Divls will tell Chaxitnuqu udinc-M . Mils Summer about condi tions In UuhIa as he rtewd them ta the rolp of a Y. M. C. A. soerettry.