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J. A. MENZIES, Editor and Publisher
'Here the Press the People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence r.nd Unbribcd by Gain." A Newspaper For All The People Vol. XL, No. 9. list Year YALE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, May 23, 1922. $2.00 Per Year in Advance - 3 CITIZENS DECIDE TO ORGANIZE TEMPORARY OFFICERS ELECTED. --THE BEST OF FEELING EXISTS. -EVERYBODY ENTHUSIASTIC. The banquet held last evening in the vacant store building owned by the Farm Bureau, and served by Mrs. Henry Huicr, was a very agreeable airair. Two long tables were set and neatly decorated with cut llowers and on either side of the room were placed along the ledge bouquets of llowers in vases, giving a tinge of brightness to the interior. About one hundred or more, including citizens and visitors, sat down to the festive board. Splendid service was given by the waitresses and the meal was very palatable. As soon as all had finishedeating, chairs were moved back and cigars passed and lighted. Rev. F. D. Mumby was chosen toastmaster. His introductory remarks were very timely and to the point. The first speaker introduced was C. C. Peck, of Port Huron, president of the United States Savings Bank. In his remarks he cited many of the good things the Chamber of Commerce organization had accomplished for the city of Port Huron, and advised that every city and small town should organize for the greatest good of the whole community, including the farm population. His talk was lis tened to with intense interest. Mr. Powers, president of the Port Huron Chamber of Commerce, was called upon, and he set the wedge more firm ly into the block, advising that the only way to deal with the many prob lems today was to organize, for as a unit more can be accomplished. A. It. Niles, of Capac, told our people what three years of organization had brought about for his towna better and friendlier feeling among all the citizens of the town and farmers surrounding, a new factory, besides many other benefits. James McCarren, of the firm of Clark & McCarren, Port Huron, gave his experienses as a member of the Bad Axe Community Club, and other similar organizations. He heartily endorsed the question of home town unity. John II. Holmes, representing a delegation of Richmond citizens, on be ing called upon stated that he. had not come prepared to make a speach, only to meet many of his Yale friends, take part in the splendid spread and "listen in," as his people had caught the community spirit and ex pected to organize. Geo. P. Gormsen told a story of his experience while attending college in Denmark, which struck the funny bone of each one present. Mr. Gormsen is president of the Yale Creamery Co., and assured his hearers that he could be counted on whole heart and soul for anything and every thing that would benefit Yale and the community surrounding. Toastmaster Mumby then called for an open discussion, and finally pre sented a resolution regarding organization which was unanimously passed. Edw. Andreae was elected temporary president and Geo. P. Gormsen temporary secretary. It was moved, supported and carried, that the president appoint a committee to draft a set of by-laws and decide upon a date for the holding of the next meeting, when permanent officers will be elected. Mr. Andreae gave some of the plans the Yale Woolen Mill is considering and suggested one important item that had not been touched upon, civic improvement; also another, giving moral support to every home in stitution. In closing this most successful meeting Rev. Mumby suggested that all rise and give three rousing cheers to the waitresses and visitors, which was carried out most heartily. RAILWAY PROJECT LOOKS FAVORABLE Armada, May 22 W. A. Dudley represented Armada's committee at Lansing in the interest of the Detroit, Armada and Northern railway meeting held recently. Various committees were present from Detroit, Frazicr and other points along the proposed rail way. . The committees met with the Public Utilities Commission to see what might be done about selling bonds and financing the road. Mr. Dudley states that no definite de cision was made but it was thought that the bonds could soon, be sold and the road financed and that prospects for the continuance of the road building were good. Further business will be conduct ed along, this line in the near future. Mr. Jacobson, of Detroit, build er of roads, has again aroused the interest of the people in this road, which was begun previous to the war, and the proposition is again being backed with a new interest. As Armada has train service only morning and night, such a road would be greatly ap preciated here. A bus line run ning between Armada and Mount Clemens is now giving mid-day service which is badly needed. FOR DECORATION DAY The business places of the city, of Yale will be closed all day on May 30th, instead of from 10:00 a.m., as heretofore. Farmers and others arc asked to bear this in mind, and attend to their trading the day before. . Subscribe for the Expos itor HORSE RACES AT YALE JULY FOURTH It has been decided to hold horse races at Riverside Park, Yale on the Fourth of July, and already the owners of the fast ones are beginning to get them in shape for the big event. There will be several contests, and the boys in charge of the doings say that every heat will be a race. Besides this feature there will be several good attractions, one of which will be a real fast base ball game between our city team and the best bunch of visitors obtain able. As soon as the program is arranged bills and other adver tising matter will be gotten out, and the entire list of doings will be printed in these columns. SCHOOL EXHIBIT The annual school exhibit will take place at the school building Wednesday evening, May 31, from 7:00 to 9:00. The public is cor dially invited to come and inspect the work. Every child in the grades will have work on exhibit, and most of the members of the High school will also. The domestic science and art exhibit will be the first in this de partment, as the course was in troduced last September. The public will have an opportunity to try out some of the dishes prepar ed by the girls of this depart ment. The High school orchestra will furnish music during the evening The interest of parenta in the work of the members of the school is a good investment. Advertise persistently and see how your business will grow. The cost is emr.il. D is bur ssjiiipi i fsi iui ii ill MfMW 1 1 HfUt rtlorts and concerts art being transmitted MASONIC BALL The ball given by the Masonic Fraternity of Yale, on Wednes day evening of last week came up to the highest expectations of all interested, and proved to be a grand success, the only thing lacking being the, sort of weath er desirable for such an occasion. Rainy and cojd and with muddy roads, which prevented many from the country and outside towns from driving in. However, there was a fine large crowd, something over two hun dred persons being present. The Auditorium was gaily at tired in festoons of crepe paper, and the stage decorated with blooming plants and flowers. Two large Masonic emblems hung above the stage, with electric lights, which made a pretty effect. Finzel's orchestra furnished most excellent music, and at nine thirty the Grand March was for med, with Mr. and Mrs, Edward Andreae as the leaders. After this the evening was spent in dancing, with occasional trips to the punch table for a refreshing drink. About midnight a committee of ladies from Yale Chapter O. E. S., served ice cream and cake, and the dancing continued until two o'clock. All who were connected with the preparations for this ball may be congratulated upon the success of their efforts to give the people a good entertainment. iThe object to be' obtained from the money acquired is that of a new carpet for the floor of Ma sonic hall, and anyone who has seen the condition of the carpet, knows the object to be a worthy one, and the members will be ghid to see a new floor covering. SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING The Rural Mail Carriers' Asso ciation of St. Clair county will hold their semi-annual meeting in Capac Monday, May, 29, 1922, at Hotel Jackson. The program is as follows: Banquet, G:30 p. m., Vern P. Graham, Toastmaster; Address of Welcome, Postmaster W. E. Warren, of Capac; Sug gestions, Geo. J. Smith, of Port Huron; General Discussion, by Carriers; Conditions of Rural Letter Carriers, Wm. Buhl, 1st Vice-President of State R. C. As sociation, of New Raven. The present officers of the St. Clair county association are Pres., V. P. Graham, Capac; Vice-Pres., Chas. J. Gilbert, Memphis; Sec'y, Fred Nolan, Emmctt. Get your flags at Holden's for Decoration Day. The business man who makca the biggest success is the one who advertises all tho time. The World Do Move by radiophone throughout the Middle rVtitNcwt fit HERE'S THE PROGRAM Memorial Day The Union Memorial Day ser mon will be preached at the Pres byterian church. Sunday morn ing. May 2,5th, at 10:30, by Rev. F. D. Mumby, pastor of the Meth odist Episcopal church. Members of Frederick W. Hyde Post, American Legion, Veterans and Sons of Veterans will form at Paisley Hotel and march to the church. Decoration Day At 10 o'clock Tuesday morning the school children will form ir line at the school house, march ing to the Paisley Hotel where soldiers and others will fall in and march to the cemetery. Autos will be provided for the members of the G. A. R. and their wives to and from the cemetery. The services at the cemetery will be in charge of the Frederick W. Hyde Post, American Legion, and Rev. Frederick 1). Mumby of the Methodist Episcopal church will deliver a short address. In the "afternoon, from 2:00 to 3:00 o'clock, the program will be carried out at the City Park. The speaker of the day will be Jesse T. Wolcott, of Port Huron. Mr. Wolcott was overseas with the boys and saw some actual service. He is an olficer in the Port Huron Legion Post, and "will give his hearers a good talk. The music during the day will be furnished by the Yale band. This will be their first appearance for the reason, and no doubt they will furnish some good music. At 3:00 o'clock the usual Dec oration day base ball game will begin. The Yale high school team and Sandusky high will combat. Both the teams have played' fine base ball this season, and every one present will see a fast bout. DISPLAY FLAGS MAY 30th Let every flag in the city be displayed on Decoration Day, May 30th. Let every person forget business cares for the da and pay tribute to tho Nation's heroes and especially to those who lie asleep in the silent cities of our land. Come and join with the soldiers in the march to Elmwood cemetery. - CHAS. JACOBS FRIDAY,. MAY 2Gth The eventful night ! "The Rivals", a comic operette will be given by the high school chorus at the Princess Theatre, begin ning promptly at eight , o'clock. There are no reserved scats, so come early. First come, first serv ed for n large crowd is assured. Tomato and Cabbage Plants for Sale Early varieties. Now. ready at Mrs. Baxter's. D MOTHERS' PENSION LAW Comities in Michigan paid out ju total of $1,111,017.80 in moth ers' pensions during the fiscal year ending June 29, 1921, Carl T. Murray, director of the state welfare department declared in an address in Owosso recently Since the mothers' pension law was adopted in August, 1913, to June 30, 1921, a total of 15,721 petitions have been filed and 73 per cent of them granted. Widows to the number of 9,215 were help ed while 1,191 wives deserted by the husbands were aided. The number of children named in the petitions was 30,934, or approxi mately three to the petition. Prior to 1921 the maximum pen sion was $3 a week for each child but under the law as amended last year, $2 is the minimum and $10 the maximum. The purpose of the pension is to enable the indigent mothers to care for dependent children in stead of placing them in state in stitutions, Murray said. He ad ded that Michigan is the first state to make provision for the care of dependent children in their own homes. Murray said Michigan was also the first state to recognize the necessity and importance of or ganized juvenile courts to handle the cases of delinquent and de pendent children. EIIar-Edwards Nuptials Married in Detroit Saturday, May 20th, 1922, at 5:00 o'clock p. m., by Dr. Jos. A. Vance, of the First Presbyterian church, Miss Olive Ellar and Mr. Stanley Ed wards. Olive is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Ellar, of this city, and for over two years she has held a position in the manager's office of the State Telephone Co. Mr. Edwards has a position with the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards will be at home to friends .after May 30, at 61 Buena Vista, Highland Park. Olive's Yale friends join with the Expositor in wishing her and her husband a long, happy and prosperous life. SHOWER FOR BRIDE-ELECT A pre-nuptial compliment was given by Miss Vera Nelson at her home on White street. Port Huron, Friday evening. May 19, for her cousin, Ethyle Ulrich, Yale, bride-elect. About fifteen friends were pres ent. Games and music was the entertainment for the evening. At 10:00 o'clock a buffet lunch was served, after which Miss Ulrich was presented with a mis cellaneous shower of useful gifts. SEED BEANS FOR SALE E. R. Waldorph, R 1 Yale. 9-2 MUSIC STUDY CLUB The regular meeting of the Music Study club on Teusday of this week closed the club meet ings for this year. This was one of the most sue ;cessful and delightful gather ings of the whole year or perhaps of the three years of existence of the Music club, organized througl the efforts of a few of our pro gressive and energetic ladies and continued with unabated ardor and zeal, giving the club members, of which there are about fifty, a splendid literary knowledge of current events in the musical world, of old masters and new, and a taste of the best music, and to all others the club has provided musical and literary talent fi;om the best entertain ment courses which certainly brings a benefit to any town. The Yale Music Study club feels that with their three years of active work they will be in bet- ter readiness than ever to take up their line of study again in the fall, the program committee having already completed the subjects for consideration Also there will be three fine entertain ruents during the winter from the Redpath people, which stands as a guarantee in itself. It is hoped that there will be others to become members of the Club as it is the clubs desire for all to join who are interested in the work. On the occasion of the last meeting the members with guests met at the home of Mrs. Edward Andreae with over fifty present, and as noted before the program was in the hands of Miss Marion Fitzgerald, pianist, Mrs. George Robbins, soprano, and Miss Cecilc Hazelton, contralto, all of Port Huron. With the beautiful spring llow ers, white lilacs, purple iris, lil ies of the valley and pink honey suckle spreading their fragrance through the rooms, the audience listened to a wonderful program of vocal and instrumental music and were delighted and charmed with the efficiency and talent of the pianist, and the sweetness and harmony in the tones of the vocalists, both of whom were heard at the Sacred Concert given in the Presbyterian church re cently. The hour was a rare treat and most thoroughly enjoyed. At the close a large number, about thirty, had a delicious sup per at Mrs. Hier's Tea Room, which completed the afternoon. Mrs. C. T. Peacock, the presi dent is retiring with a good year's work back of her. Mrs. George Barth is taking her place with a splendid amount of enthusiasm which speaks well for the future of the Music Club. For Prosecuting Attorney Don R. Carrigan, at present as sistant prosecuting attorney for St. Clair county, announces him self a candidate for the nomina tion for prosecuting attorney at the Primary Election to be held September 12th next. For the past three years Mr. Carrigan has held the office of as sistant prosecuting attorney, and during that time has had charge of many important cases coming up for trial. He has shown his ability as a prosecutor in every case. The Expositor feels that his record should meet the at proval of St. Clair county voters and that Don will appreciate whatever support or assistance given in the approaching cam paign. Birthday Surprise Party A birthday party was given on Thursday evening, May 11th, in honor of Frank Little, at the home of his mother Mrs. George Little, it being his eighteenth birthday. Twenty-five young friends assembled at the home, and when Frank stepped into the room he was completely surpris ed. All enjoyed themselves with music and games. Ice cream and cake was served. Many useful presents were given Frank as re membrances which were thank fully received. On leaving for their homes the young people wished that their friend might enjoy many more such happy birthdays. THUMB TALES TERSELY TOLD items Taken From Newspapers of Neighboring Towns and Villages MemhL; village council is be ing petitioned to buy oil for the dusty streets. Port Hope council ii mighty busy laying out and beautifying the new village park Christopher Murphy, one of Sanilac county's public men, died at his home in Sandusky last week aged SO years. Tiie dance pavilion of Lakeside ParK was opened for the season on Friday night last and the hall was crowded to its doors. Croswell citizens are consider ing the advisability of buying more land adjoining their sjhool building for school purposes. The Burr farm south of Almont is being converted into a vine yard. Over a thousand Concord grape vines have already been set out. It io reported that Dr. G. S. Tweodie has bought the Sandusky hotel building and will -remodel it for a hospital. This will seem a good eiiteipriie lor Sandusky. A vault to cost $1,000, will be built this year in the Memphis cemetery as decided upon by the cemetery association. Six hun dred dollars is already available foi the purpose. liio.Mi City merchants have decided that they and their clerka need more vacation periods, so will close their places of business tveiy ihursday afternoon during June, July and August. Community Day will be observ ed in Deckerville on Friday May 2d, by a monstrous bee to be held at downing Cemetery for tho making of this cemetery into tne finest one in Sanilac county. At the mass meeting held re uuly in Almont to determine whether the Community hospital should be continued or not, it v.ts voted to continue its opera tion, and the twelve members on the Board of Directors were re elected. Lloyd Nunham, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nunham, of Sandusky, passed the recent teachers' ex amination with one of the best standings among the many appli cants for certificates. Owing to the fact that he is under the age limit of 18 years, the board could not issue him a certificate. Lewis Lake, aged 2-3 years, wh . lives three miles north of Lum, was seriously injured Wednesday when a chain broke on the stump ing machine he was operating anil struck him on the leg between the knee and ankle, crushing the bones and inflicting other injur ies which may make it necessary to amputate the leg. The Tri-county Association of O. E. S., comprising the counties of Sanilac, Huron and Tuscola, held a big gct-to-gether meeting on Friday of last week at Cros well, as guests of the local lodge. There were about 300 present and the chapter room was moved to Arcadia Hall. A banquet was served at 5:30 at the Community house. County officials are investigat ing a rather mysterious robbery at Sandusky. When the Sanilac Oil company gas station was clos ed for' the night Saturday $SG.OO was placed in the gas pump on the outside of the building as usual. When the station was opened Sunday the pump was locked but the money had dis appeared. F. II. Austin, teacher of science and athletics in Deckerville high school, was recently maltreated and beaten up by Ilenry Merri man, whose ire was aroused on account of Austin's attentions to his niece. The young pcoplotook the case into their own hands next day, getting a license ami getting married. Austin then re turned to take charge of his school work, and his wife, who is a high school student, returned to her studies.