J. A. MENZIES, Editor and Publisher "Here the Press the People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Gain." A Newspaper For AH The People
Vol. XL, No. 40. 41st Year YALE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, December 28, 1922. $2.00 Per Year in Advance
Prospects for Agriculture
for the Year 1923
NEW YEAR'S STATEMENT AND RESUME OF AGRI
CULTURAL CONDITIONS AND PROSPECTS FROM
SECY OF AGRICULTURE WILSON.
Twelve months ago most of the
twelve--' million farmers of the
United States were starting on
the long hard climb out of the
valley of economic depression.
They have not yet attained the
heights which are bathed in the
grateful sunshine of prosperity.
Some, indeed, have fallen by the
way. Others are still in the val
ley. Nevertheless, as we stop a
bit and look backward we can see
that very considerable ground
has been gained by the great ma
jority, and wecan enter the New
Year with renewed hope and with
that courage which" comes from
the realization that we are really
A year ago, when speaking of
the prospects for farming in 1922
I said that while there was ' no
reason to expect boom times for
the farmer in the near future,
there was promise of better
times, both for the farmer and for
those whose business is largely
dependent upon him. The year
has brought fulfillment of that
promise. Speaking generally,
times are better, much better,
than a year ago, both for agricul
ture and for industry.
Crops have been good, on the
whole. Prices of the major crops
are most considerably higher.
While there has been a corres
ponding advance in the prices of
the things the farmer must buy,
the total sum which farmers will
receive for the crops of this year
is greater by a billion and a half
dollars or more than that which
they received for the crops of last
year. This will certainly mean
better times on the farm, and
farm folks will be able to ease up
a little on the grinding economy
they were forced to practice the
The labor cost of producing the
crops of 1922 was still further
reduced. There were some substan
ial reductions in freight rates.
Much helpful legislation has been
enalted and more will be this win
ter. Interest rates are lower and
the rredit strain has been eased.
This has made it possible formany
farmers who were rather heavily
involved to refund their obliga
tions and get themselves in "ren
dition to win through.
There are still some dark spots
In some sections weather condi
tions were unfavorable and crops
were short, and farmers in these
sections, are having a very hard
time of it. Freight rates are still
too high, especially for those who
must pay for the long haul to
Taxes are high, but this is due
largely to the increase in local
taxes, over which farmers them
selves must exercise control.
There has been gratifying
growth in farmers' co-operative
marketing associations, and more
of them are being organized on a
sound business basis.
Aside from the help which has
been given by legislation and by
administration activties, strong
econbmic forces are at work to
restore a more normal relation
y between agriculture and other in
dustries. The peril in the agricultural
depression is more keenly reailzed
by other groups than ever before,
and on every hand a sincere de
sire is being evidenced to do what
can be done safely to help the
farmer better his condition.
Everything considered, we have
good reason to expect still better
things for agriculture in the year
MONEY TO LOAN
On first class farm security,
Amounts of $2,000 and'over. Five
per cent interest. Straight mort
gage for five years, with privilege
after two years of prepayment.
L. J. MILLER.
39-4 Box 81, Yale, Mich.
Found A child's kid glove for
right hand Owner bring mate
to the Expositor office and get
the lost one.
FARM HOME BURNS
The new dwelling hous(V on the
Donncnworth farm three- miles
east and two miles north of .Yale
burned to the ground together
with all of its contents consist
ing of a fine new $500 piano, a
"$300 Victrola, household furni
ture and fixtures, on Saturday
last at about 2:00 o'clock p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Donnenworth
who were living on the farm, had
just come to Yale to do some
shopping when neighbors phoned
that the house was all afire.
They left for the scene of the
fire at once, but were unable to
save anything to speak of.
On leaving after dinner there
were no signs of fire and every-
thing was left in good order.
The young couple were mar
ried only a short time ago and !
had a very comfortable home. It
is very unfortunate that they
should meet with such a heavy
loss, which will amount to at j
least $4,000. The building was
insured for $1,600 and the con
The fire is supposed to have
started from a defective chimney.
A new building will be erected in
Greenwood-Grant Farmer' Club
The Greenwood-Grant Farmers
club held its regular December
meeting at the home of Mr, a,nd
Mrs. George Pohl, Friday Dec. 15.
A good program followed the din
ner. The following were elected of
ficers: .President, Henry Schlee;
vice-presiden', George Pohl ;
treasurer, N. E. Lossing; enter
tainment committee, Mrs. John
Young, Mrs. N; E. Lossing and
Mrs. W. M. Wurzel, jr.; program
committee, Mrs. Bert Nye, Mrs.
George Pohl and Mrs. Henry
Brock way Farm Hureau
Elevator Elects Officers
The Brockway Farm Bureau
Elevator association held its an
nual meeting-at Yale, Wednesday
Officers elected were: Bert
Barr, president; Joseph Moore,
vice president; William Cava
nagh, secretary-treasurer. New
directors chosen were: William
Silvertborn and Clifford Halsey.
Action was also taken to in
crease the capitalization to $25,
000. This has been made neces
sary, by the increasing business.
Jolly Farmers Club
The Jolly Farmers' club of
Brockway township, in its regu
lar monthly meeting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zinzo
on the Emmctt road Thursday,
Dec. 14, heard talks by C. A. Kid
man, county farm agent on farm
accounting, and by L. E. Sherred
on co-operation. Mrs. Hugh Hod
gins led a discussion on how to
keep young people on the farm.
News From San Diego
San Diego., California,
December 5, 1922
Mr. J. A. Mcnzies
Am sending you
a little news item for the Expos
itor which may b'e of interest to
som of the Yale people.
A daughter weighing eight an',
one-half pounds, was born here
in San Diego yesterday, Decem
ber 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. B.
Mrs. Thornton, as you will re
member, is my sister, .formerly
' Alice White. She and the baby
I are both doing nicely.
Mrs. Frank B. Newell
5322 Superba street.
Wanted Telephone operator at
. once. Apply to Strrtey & Brick
V !, V -'j J."f mgr.
vrUit. W. . V.)
Physical Examination Before
Detroit, Dec 20. A bill de
signed to revise in drastic form
the marriage and divorco laws
of Michigan has been prepared
for submission to the legislature
by Judges Frank I. Covert and
Glenn C. Gillespie of the S"ixth
judicial district according to the
Detroit News. The proposed
measure was drafted, the News
says, after consultation with oth
er circuit judges throughout the
Its principal features are:
A 30-day interval between the
marriage license and ceremony.
Physical examination of appli
cant for marriage license.
Two year resident in Michigan
before a divorce suit, with six
months residence in the county in
which the suit is filed.
An interlocutory decree for one
year, or automatic prohibition
oT remarriage for one year.
Prohibition of remarriago of
one or both parties for two years
where children, under 14 years
old are involved.
Prosecution for bigamy where
either prohibited part remarries
within the state and nfionvards
lives with the husband ; wife
CHRISTMAS W E D DINGS
Two very pretty weddings took
place at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Giebel on Christmas day,
when their son, Mr. Wm. A. Gie
bel, was united in marriage to
Miss Priscilla Smith, formerly of
Yale, and their daughter, Miss
Myrtle M. Giebel to Mr. Vern
Standel, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Standel of Capac.
The ceremonies were perform
ed by Rev. Frincke, of the Luth
The brides were beautifully
dressed in white georgette over
white satin and the bridesmaids
were dressed in lght blue taffeta
trimmed in pink rosc buds. The
brides, bouquets consisted of
bridal roses and sweet peas, and
S'iQ ? i rr.7 I, . . i i kt 1 1 i li
the bridesmaids carried bouquets
of pink and white chrysanth
emums. After a bountiful din
ner the couples left on a short
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Standel
will be at their home in Capa.c
and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Giebel
will be at their home in .Monroe
after .January 1.
The guests numbered twenty
seven in all. The out-of-town
guests were Mrs. Fred Standel,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boetcher and
little .daughter, of Capac, Earl
Rodney and Kenneth Smith, Miss
Marjorie Adams and Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Hallman all of Yale.
WILL f -
IN THE im
The death of Mrs. Charles
Ponsford, whose illness we men
tioned in a recent issue, occured
at her home in Northville on
Sunday, December 24th, after a
Funeral services were held on
Tusday and the body was taken
to Flint, her girlhood home, for
Mr. and Mrs. ; Ponsford were
residents of Yale some ten or
twelve years ago, living here a
boul five years. Mr. Ponsford
beng proprietor of a general store
in the building where Harry
Williams is now. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Ponsford were very well lik
red and respected, much sorrow
was felt for them when heir
baby died. Another child, a little
girl, was given to them while liv
ing here, who now is about twelve
or thirteen years of age and the
only child. .
We did not learn the age of
Mrs. Ponsford but place it as
The sympathy of all who knew
and loved her well goes out to
the bereaved husband and daugh
ter, from Yale friends.
Rev. Clarence K. Strobridge,
who for the past several months
has been minister of the Fargo
Church of Christ, died at his
home in this citv on Tuesday,
December 26th, 1922, at the age
of 47 years, 1 month and C days.
Deceased was taken sick about
three months ago and has gradu
ally failed ever since.
Brief funeral services are being
held today from the home on
Kennefick st. and the body will
be taken to the Methodist Protes
tant church and lie in state until
removed to a cemetery near
North Branch where interment
will be made.
A wife, three daughters and
one sonare left to mourn the loss
of akind husband and loving
Ford, the 19 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Middleton,
of Imlay City, died on Tuesday,
Dec. 20, 1922. Funeral services
will be held either Saturday or
Sunday next. Yale friends sym
pathize with the parents and rel
atives in their bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Andrews
and children, from Midland,' were
Christmas guests at the parental
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
The Christmas day picture
"Brawn of the North" shown at
tho Princess Theatre was enjoy
ed by large" crowds both matinee
FOR. SALE Five brood sows
due to pig in February. Four
miles east and two miles south
of Yale. D. J. Black. 40-2
i! in K.in till JUS
TO REPORT l.VTH
Double Panel To Be Used Again
Jan. 15 was the date set Tues
day by Circuit Judges Eugene F.
Law and Harvey Tappan for the
jurors for the January term of
court to report for duty.
A list of 36 jurors for the Jan
uary term was to be drawn by
Joseph E. Vincent, county clerk,
Tuesday afternoon. Those whose
names are drawn for jury duty
will be notified at once.
It is planned to have two jur
ies in action throughout the
term, one hearing criminal cases
the other civil cases.
! Among the trials which are
scheduled for the January term
lare those of Manford Watt,
charged with soliciting bribes,
land Martin McCann, of Marys
! ville, . charged with murder. An
important liquor case to be
tried is that of George Vernier,
charged with selling liquor in his
roadhouse in Fair Haven.
Robert M. Soutar, prosecutor
elect, continues to decline to
make a statement as to his plans
for the January term. He also
declined Tuesday to make a
statement as to whom he will ap
point assistant prosecutor.
The two circuit judges predict
that the January term of court
will be fully as crowded as was
the October term, which 'ended
on Saturday afternoon. The Jan
uary docket will not be published
until the first week in January.
Music Study Club
On account of the very busy
season, only a very . few members
attended the regular meeting
held on Tuesday of last week
with Mrs. Milton Edighoffer.
The subject for the day was
Scandinavian music and the pro
gram was limited to an excellent
paper by Mrs. Fred Taylor, a vio
lin solo by Marion Learmont ac
companied by Mrs. Paisley and
two victrola selections.
The next meeting will be held
on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, at
the home of Mrs J. A. Menzies.
New Year's Dinner
The following menu will be
served at the Huier Tea Shop on
Monday, January 1, at 12 o'clock
Tomato Soup Wafers
.Roast Chicken and Duck
Cranberry Sauce Pickles
Squash Cream Peas
I'lum I'uudincr or lierrv Fie
Tea, Coffee or Milk .
Reserve Now 75 cents
. V N
From Nearby Town:;
ITEA1S TAKEN FROM NEWSPAPERS OF NEIGH
BORING TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
Clarence Gerber, of Marlette,
broke his arm when he fell out of
a tree while hunting rabbits.
William II. Justin, a Civil war
veteran, died at his home in Port
Huron last week, aged 84 years.
Several depositors of the de
funct Capac bank of George and
Fred Moore received checks last
Fort Gratiot light was shut off
last week and the Great Lakes
traffic comes to an end for the
Almont school children sang
carols Christmas eve at all the
houses where candles were plac
ed in the windows.
St. Clair citizens find fewer
needy people in their little city
this year than for several years
past. Fifteen families were taken
Albert Stevenson, 85 years of
age, a pioneer Columbus town
ship farmer, died last week on
the farm where he had lived for
There are many diphtheria cas
es throughout Sanilac county and
it is feared by the county nurse
that Sandusky may have an epi
demic before spring.
The Croswell Creamery has
shown a good business the past
year and the stockholders at a
recent meeting declared a divi
dend of15 per cent on the stock.
The Marine City, the St. Clair
and the Marysville salt compan
ies are at present shipping quan
tities of salt, owing to the in
creased number of freight cars
at their disposal.
A brick veneer garage at Ap
plegate', operated by Warren
Beech, burned to the ground on
Monday" of this week with 6 auto
mobiles. The total loss, partly
covered by insurance, is about
$10,000. The Erb Bros, owned the
Over 40 people of all ages were
given Toxin-ant'i-Toxin at Dis
trict four, Sand Beach, Huron
county school house Friday. The
numerous cases of contagious
diseases in the district caused the
school officers and supervisor to
take this step. Nurse McKinney
and Dr. Armitage had the work
The W. R. Roach company ha3
decided to build a kraut ' factory
in Croswell to operate with the
canning factory. The building
will be put up next summer and
be in readiness for the pack in
the fall. An additional ware
will also be necessary and this
hou.se w5'l likely be built. Cros
well is getting some mighty good
E". Everingerd, Lew and Frank
Taylor were arrested by Game
Warden Waters, the former for
digging skunk holes and the lat
ter two for violating the game
laws and were arraigned before
Justice Frank B. Hayward, St.
Clair on Monday. They pleaded
guilty. Everingerd was fined
$18.50. The Taylors were. fined
Fred Fitz, who is one of the
carpenters working on the new
Shanahan elevator at Lambs,
narrowly escaped serious injury.
Saturday, when his clothing
caught in a revolving shaft of the
elevator, which is now In opera
tion. His clothing was torn off
and he received some bad bruises!
One leg was painfully hurt, but
The-home of Gerie Brock, across
the river in the Indiahfields
townshiR, Tuscola county , was
raided Sunday night and Mrs.
Brock, Douglas Miller, Neil
Brady and Alfred Putnam were
arrested charged with being
drunk and disorderly. They were
taken to jail. An argument over
a sum of money which one of the
men claimed he missed caused
a fight. Clothing was jerked off
the men and a rough house in
Port Austin reef light close-I
Saturday for this season. Keepi '
Marshal and second assistai.'.
keeper. Albert Haskell had a se -ious
time getting into shore,
the lake was so frozen over as t
prevent their coming in in a boi. .
and they had to walk on floatim;
ice. Mr. Marshall got in the wa
er to his waist twice and M.
James Sidey, 79, died at h;
home in Algonac Friday after
prolonged illness. Mr. Sidey w?
a Civil war veteran', having take,
part in the battles of Gettysburg ,
Chancellorsville, Fredrichbui .
and 16 other engagements. IL
was wounded at Orange Valle
and was taken prisoner. Later h
was exchanged and continued i .
the army to the end of the war.
Among the very pretty Yule
'tide celebrations which were ol
served in many of Yale home,
this Christmas, none exceede i
the brilliancy of that which o -curred
at the home of Mr. an 1
Mrs. Roger Welch on Sout i
Seated amidst the glittering
decorations with which the inte
ior was profusely adorned, illurr -inated
by myriads of miniatur.
electric lights, this family circl .
augmented somewhat by many
friends, awaited the coming o!
Santa who descended upon th.
gathering burdened with a hug :
sack full of the goodies whic .
this honorable gentleman bestow
ed in great abundance.
The Christmas tree which t
dorned the parlor was aglow wit:
tho glittering tinsel and orm -'mentations
of which this ancient
(legend bears prestige.
Among the out of town guests
'were Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Smiti
and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ewing ci
Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gr
' ham, of Jeddo and Mr. and Mn..
Albert Hayes recently of Knox
ville, Tenn., who are now an es
teemed adjunct to this city. Con
tributed. County Committee Meet
There will be a committee
meeting of the St. Clair County
Y. M. C. A. at the Diamond Crys
tal Cafeteria, St. Clair, Monday.
Jan. 1st, at 5:30 p. m. This wil
be one of the most importan
meetings the committee has eve
It' is to be divided into thre
parts as follows:
First Chicken ' supper, Cherr;
pie, etc., at 5:30, 75 cts. per.
Second Report for 1922 anu
plans for 1923.
Third Address by Mr. Fret
Freeman who for seven years wa.s
tho International Secretary fo:
the Eastern States and had
great record overseas. He will
likely become head of all work ii
Michigan and is a big man ii
body, mind and heart.
Any Yale men who are inter
estted are cordially invited to at
tend. Parents-Teachers' Ass'n Meetinft
Januarv 2. 1923
Solo, Miss Bright.
Report of Visiting 'Committee
Duet, Mesdames Staley and
"How a Parent May Help a
Teacher," Mrs. Wm. Ilodgins.
Appropriate School Dress, Mrs.
Teaching Children To Be Self-
helpful and Obedient (including
rules in good schools)' Mrs.
Parents' Part in Character
Building, Mrs. II. C. Martin.
FOR SERVICE A registered O.
I. C. boar of big type. Fee $1.
at time of service. I also have
a young boar sired by the re
serve champion at State Fair
of 1922. Chas. King 40-3
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