March 29, 1939
LaVonne I. Bennett
THE ADVERTISER, Saranac, Ionia County, MI; Wednesday, March 29, 1939:
(Front Page) Mrs. Eva BARBER Passes Early Last Friday Morning - In the death of
our township clerk, Mrs. Eva M. BARBER, Saranac and Boston township has lost an
ardent worker. Mrs. Barber is a life-long resident here, graduated from our high
school, clerked in a local dry goods store, married one of our genial
townspeople, E. D. BARBER, who preceded her in death a year ago, and active in
the Saranac Woman's club of which she is a past president, also a member of the
Thursday Bridge club. She was a loyal wife and mother and will be missed in our
Mrs. BARBER was born December 17, 1881, the daughter of George and Grace STARK.
She was married to Ernest D. BARBER, in 1904, who passed away January 7, 1938.
She has always spent her useful life here in Saranac and her large host of
friends will greatly miss her keen interests in all civil and community work.
Mrs. BARBER is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pauline POST and Mrs. Esther
Grace SANDBORN, in addition to three grandchildren, Barbara, Margie and Bryce
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the M. E. church, the Rev. John
GEHRING of the Congregational church. Burial was in the Saranc cemetery.
DO YOU REMEMBER? Taken from the Advertiser files of January 3, 1895:
Wm. LARKIN is the new clerk at S. A. WATT’S.
Chas. KYSER has purchased A. TUBB’S farm in South Boston.
Mr. HUNT of Detroit, visited his brother, E. H. HUNT, Tuesday.
Mrs. G. F. ABBOTT of St. Johns, is visiting her son, C. F. ABBOTT.
Prof. BRALEY of Detroit, was the guest of Dr. CONLEY over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will E. DENSMORE are pleasantly located in their new home at 16
Milton Ave., Grand Rapids.
MARRIED, on Dec. 27, by Justice T. M. NESBITT in Ionia, Homer FULLER and Miss
Nellie FOWLER of Orleans.
After the developments of the past week we think parents should know where their
boys spend the evenings.
Wm. J. RICHARDSON and Mary BENEDICT of Campbell, and William WOODARD of Berlin,
and Ella BUXTON of Odessa, secured MARRIAGE LICENSES last Saturday.
Geo. W. FORD has been contemplating changing his vocation from a nursery agent
to that of the tiller of the soil. He though that New Year’s day when the proper
time to commence, driving out to the farm, went to work clearing off a new piece
of ground. While using an ax it glanced, cutting a deep gash in his leg. George
says he will wait until next year before he changes his occupation.
Burt DENSMORE has taken rooms over C. E. HUHN’S store.
Mrs. Maggie RATHBURN spent Christmas at her home in Rockford, Mich.
Thad MERCER received the box of candies at DODGE’S, Maurice PHILO the watch at
WILKINSON & Co’s., and Mrs. Warren ELLISON the bedroom suite at Bretz’s, January
The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church will be entertained by Miss Blanche
POWER at the residence of Dr. POWER, Wednesday afternoon and evening, Jan. 9th.
A cordial invitation is extended to all.
The masquerade ball announced for Friday evening, Jan. 4th, at the new opera
house, promises to be the event of the season. The boys have their arrangements
completed and they assure all a pleasant time.
The Free Methodist society have their repairs on their church about completed,
and as announced last week they will dedicate it Sunday, Jan. 13th. They have
secured Rev. A. C. MARSHALL of Corunna, one of their strongest preachers, to
conduct the services.
MARRIED, at the M. E. parsonage, New Year’s eve, by Rev. I. B. KENYON, Miss Anna
TAYLOR of this village, to William P. TAYLOR of Ionia. The newly married couple
left that evening for Ionia, their future home. Their many friends here extend
Between 35 and 40 friends of Mr. and Mrs. M. ROOT of South Boston, visited them
on their tenth wedding anniversary, New Year’s day. The ladies furnished a
chicken pie supper, after which Rev. Mr. Arnold of Clarksville, presented Mr.
and Mrs. R. with an extension table as a reminder of their visit.
BORN, to Mr. and Mrs. C. F. ABBOTT, Wednesday, a daughter, weight 6 ½ pounds.
MARRIED, at the home of the bride’s parents in Odessa, by Rev. A. G. HARTLE,
William WOODARD of Berlin, to Miss Ella BUXTON. Both are well known here, the
bride being formerly a resident of this village. We extend congratulations.
Monday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Henry LEE of Keene, were visited by a company of
friends numbering nearly 100. This was the 20th anniversary of their wedding.
After enjoying a pleasant evening, the company departed, leaving as a token of
their visit a handsome set of dishes.
John TAYLOR, treasurer of Eureka township, had a narrow escape from death,
Friday night, when robbers knocked him senseless. He had just deposited his
money in the bank. It will be remembered that Mr. Taylor was held up by footpads
several weeks ago but escaped by wounding one of his assailants.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. HERRICK were called to Buffalo, N.Y., by the death of a
cousin. They returned home Sunday afternoon.
FLOYD M. CONE IS NEW COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR – Prominent Ionia county attorney of
Belding, was informed last week of his appointment to the position of Public
Administrator for Ionia county by the Attorney General’s office. Mr. CONE is
well qualified to fill this office of public trust. Ionia can well commend the
Attorney General for this splendid appointment.
DEATH - PERRY J. COMPTON: (front page):
PERRY J. COMPTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ray CASNER and Mr. and Mrs. Truman COMPTON were
called to Muskegon, Tuesday, March 21, for funeral services of their father,
Perry J. COMPTON, who passed away at his home at Lacota, March 19th.
Mr. COMPTON was born in Berlin township June 1, 1853. When a small boy he moved
with his parents to Oceana county where he grew to manhood and married Miss Anna
HENDRICKSON who passed away Aug. 7, 1908. Later he married Mrs. Eva CARRIER of
Muskegon, who survives. Also surviving is another son, Charles COMPTON of
Hesperia, and a sister, Mrs. Viroqua WATSON who at present is in California, and
a half brother, Wm. S. COMPTON of Portland.
Short services were held at the Lutheran church at Bradyville and Mr. COMPTON
was laid to rest beside the wife of his youth.
FRANCES E. WILLARD UNION MEETING SUNDAY – The Frances E. Willard Union Memorial
services will be held at the Methodist church on Sunday, April 2nd. This meeting
was to have been held in February, but owing to the bad weather and illness it
was postponed until next Sunday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all
to attend these services.
Phyllis GIBSON and Delores COLWELL were Ionia visitors Saturday morning.
MEMORIAM – In loving memory of our beloved son and brother, LeROY R. JONES, who
died one year ago today, March 20, 1938. Softly at night the stars are shining
On a quiet grave, Where lies one sweetly sleeping One we loved but could not
save, God called him home, it was his will but in our hearts he dwelleth still.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. JONES and Marie JONES HUFFMAN.
BIRTHDAY DINNER – Mr. and Mrs. Andrew BORUP entertained several of their
children over the week end in honor of Mrs. BORUP’S birthday. Included in the
Sunday dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Irvin ANDERSON and four children and Mr.
and Mrs. John BORUP of Lapeer; Mr. and Mrs. Earl BORUP and Mr. and Mrs. Amol
SLOWINSKI of Ionia; and Mr. and Mrs. Frani BORUP and Gilbert of Saranac.
HERBERT W. CONNOR SELECTED TO REPLACE MRS. BARBER ON BALLOT – Last week the
Boston Township Republican Committee composed of M. C. WEBER, Mrs. Alice YOUNG
and Mrs. Hazel TOWER, met and selected a candidate to be placed on the
Republican ticket in place of Mrs. Eva BARBER who died early last Friday
morning. The committee choose Herbert W. CONNER, Jr., local well-known barber.
His name has been placed on the ballot for the spring election which will be
held next Monday, April 3rd.
E. M. BRAKE IS SCHOOL COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE – Elwood M. BRAKE is completing his
fourth term as commissioner of schools of Ionia county and has a splendid record
behind him. He is a candidate for re-election at the spring election on April
3rd. Mr. Brake has built up a fine school system in Ionia county and is
considered among the best school commissioners in the state. He is a man of high
ideals and is constantly on the alert to improve the school system in Ionia
county when ever needed. The Advertiser appreciates the opportunity of
supporting a man of Mr. Blake’s ability and integrity.
Miss Harriet COMPTON of Grand Rapids, spent the week end with her mother and
together they visited friends in Lowell, Saturday, and were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Garn COMPTON in Clarksville in the evening.
AUCTION SALE – There will be an auction sale of household goods and antiques at
the WADSWORTH residence in the west part of the village on Saturday, April 8th.
Watch for further notice in next week’s issue of the ADVERTISER.
MISSIONARY SOCIETY CELEBRATED 70th ANNIVERSARY PARTY – The Saranac Methodist
Foreign Missionary society celebrated the 70th anniversary of the society at the
Methodist church last Friday evening. A very fine pot-luck supper was served at
seven o’clock and was followed by a program. The program was in charge of Mrs.
Frank LOOMIS and was in keeping with the occasion. Mrs. Henry KIRBY, Miss
Elizabeth JEPSON and Mrs. Eva HIGGINS assisted Mrs. LOOMIS. An interesting
sketch dealing with the early history of the society was given by Mrs. LOOMIS
and Miss JEPSON.
KEENE HEIGHTS –
Mrs. Mary RICKERT. Mr. and Mrs. Ray RICKERT and Russell WHEATON
were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton SPARKS, and afternoon and
evening guests there were Mr. and Mrs. Lyle WHEATON and children of Grand
Mr. and Mrs. Glen GRAHAM and daughter, Ardus, of Grand Rapids, spent Saturday
afternoon and evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theron CAHOON, and the Clayton
SPARKS family spent Saturday evening with relatives and friends there.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie TEFFT and son, Alfred, of Detroit, spent over Sunday with
relatives and friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth RAYMOR and children of Saranac, Mr. and Mrs. Guy RICKERT
and Helen TEFFT spent Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George HARDY,
Mrs. Grace VANDERLIP and Mrs. Lucile PINCKNEY called at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
STEWART, Sunday afternoon.
Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy RICKERT were Mr. and Mrs. Bob MUNGER and
children from near Ionia, and Mr. and Mrs. Louie TEFFT and son, Alfred, of
LOCAL HAPPENINGS IN AND ABOUT SARANAC – Advertiser Phone 68:
Mr. and Mrs. Ed WEIGAL and Mr. and Mrs. William CHESLEY of Grand Rapids, visited
at the W. H. DRAPER home Sunday, nieces of Mrs. Estella McKAY.
Miss Betty DEMOREST spent Saturday with her sister in Lansing.
Mrs. Clara CHADWICK and son, Raymond, and Andrew HILL were in Grand Rapids,
Mrs. Ardith MAGERS of Belding, spent part of last week with her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. C. H. RACE and Mrs. Elmer HILL were guests of Mrs. Fred DILLENBECK in Grand
Miss Greta RENWICK is home from Grand Rapids caring for her mother, Mrs.
Clarence RENWICK, who is seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HILL and Mr. and Mrs. Glen TOWER were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Minor LEONARD in Pewamo, Saturday night.
As we go to press we received word that Mr. Perry STEBBINS was taken to Blodgett
hospital suffering with double pneumonia.
Kenneth GIBSON was confined to his bed several days last week on account of
illness but is able to be back at the linotype in this office again.
Little Sue WALTER, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay WALTER south of
town, fell off the bed and broke her arm last week.
Mrs. Maggie TOLES, who makes her home with her son, Ben, fell Saturday night and
suffered a compound fracture of her leg. She was removed to Blodgett hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Jud WELLER of Cedar Springs, were Sunday dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Clint BARTLETT. The dinner was in honor of Mrs. N. M. BARTLETT
who celebrated her birthday Sunday.
Harold STEINKE, who is attending Michigan State College at East Lansing, is home
for spring vacation. Saturday evening he was the guest of Kennett GIBSON who
celebrated his birthday with a fine dinner prepared by his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. GIBSON were dinner guests of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Bertha
WILLARD, in Grand Rapids, Sunday. In the afternoon Mr. GIBSON visited his
daughter, Miss Margaret GIBSON, who is in training at Butterworth hospital.
Mrs. Guy HUMMEL and husband of near Sunfield, and Mrs. Maude Skutt and husband
of St. Johns called on their mother, Mrs. John FREY, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. BORDEN, last Sunday. Mrs. FREY is reported getting along nicely after her
Mrs. J. P. BILLINGER, Mrs. Pearl BLASEN and Mrs. Lulu LEWIS attended the State
Federation of Women’s Clubs in Grand Rapids, Friday. Mrs. Elmer HILL and Mrs.
Glen TOWER attended the Saturday sessions and the West Central District luncheon
at the Pantlind hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger HILLIS and daughter, Shirley, drove through from Detroit,
Sunday, to visit her mother, Mrs. Ella S. DENSMORE, who is still confined to her
home by illness. Mr. and Mrs. Ray OWEN of Ionia, were also afternoon callers.
Word received from Mrs. Elav S. STEBBINS of Detroit, is that she is enjoying a
trip to Florida.
F. T. DAVIS spent several days last week in Lansing.
Mr. Will DRAPER made a business trip to Ionia, Monday.
Mrs. Will KIMBLE of Ionia, called on relatives and friends here Sunday.
Forrest LANE of Hastings, spent Saturday afternoon with his parents.
Miss Norene CAHOON of Lansing, spent the week end with Hildegarde HILL.
Ladies Literary club will meet with Mrs. Vinnie GATES, Thursday, March 30th.
Miss Wave WALTER spent Sunday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip AYERS.
Mrs. CARLE has rented the J. B. HAWLEY house on Church street and will move
Jake WEBER, who has been in Dearborn for some time, returned to his home here
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. HATCH of Lowell, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. George
Mrs. Harriet MORRISON spent the week end in Detroit with relatives and attended
the flower show.
Mr. and Mrs. Don WALDRON and family of Belding, called on the Stanley AYERS
Miss Lucile AYERS spent the week end with Miss Phyllis MEYERS in her apartment
in Grand Rapids.
Mrs. Nellie OTIS and son, Marquis, of Lansing, are spending Wednesday (today)
with Mrs. Nellie AYERS.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. SEYS of Grand Rapids, spent the first of the week with Mr.
and Mrs. Earl SANDBORN.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland PAUL of Detroit, visited Mr. and Mrs. W. E. BAKER and Mr.
and Mrs. C. S. BAKER, Tuesday.
Mrs. Glenn JONES and daughter, Marie, of Flint, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. DENSMORE and Mr. and Mrs. George HATCH.
Mrs. W. H. DRAPER received word from her daughter in Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harvey
HOTCHKISS, that one of the children is ill with scarlet fever.
Mrs. Mabel CONNER and her mother, Mrs. Belle Foulks, returned home, Sunday, from
Battle Creek where they have spent the winter with Mrs. L. W. SIBBRELL and
The Camp Fire Girls entertained Mrs. Willits with a surprise party, last
Saturday afternoon. Refreshments were served and games played. The party was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.
Mrs. James HATCH spent the first of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Maurice CAHOON in
South Boston. Mr. CAHOON had been seriously ill with flu and is in Pennock
hospital at Hastings.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene CAHOON and Mrs. Miles DODDS were in Grand Rapids, Saturday
afternoon, to call on Leo COWLES of Smyrna, who is in St. Mary’s hospital
seriously ill with pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. DODDS were called to Lake Odessa, Monday by the death of Mrs.
DODD’S mother, Mrs. F. H. ALDRICH, who was 91 years of age. The funeral was held
in Lake Odessa on Wednesday (today).
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. GIBSON were in Rockford, Monday evening, where they attended
the 30th wedding anniversary of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. REYNOLDS. A
very enjoyable time was had. There were about 40 friends of the REYNOLD’S family
Mr. and Mrs. Bert TALCOTT and Mr. and Mrs. Keith TALCOTT were at Crystal,
Sunday, called there by the death of James H. STEERE, husband of Mr. TALCOTT’S
sister, Alice TALCOTT STEERE, who died several years ago. They were former
residents of Ronald township near Palo.
Albert REHORN, who with his wife, was called here by the sickness and death of
D. F. WALTER, has been quite ill with flu. He has recovered and they expect to
return to their home in Medina, N.Y. Thursday. Mrs. Edith AUSTIN will go with
them and visit her brother, W. H. HOUGHWONT and family.
BIRTHDAY BRIDGE – Mrs. Georgia ADGATE entertained the Bridge club, Thursday,
assisted by Mrs. Gerald ADGATE and Miss Lucile AYERS. Each member of the club
brought a greeting card honoring the birthday of Mrs. Nina BENSON. A beautiful
birthday cake was the feature of the delicious luncheon served by the hostess.
Mrs. Joe BILLINGER held high score for the day and Mrs. Georgia ADGATE second.
Mrs. Fred BURLESON will entertain in two weeks.
Mrs. Jerry WHEELER spent last week in Lansing.
Ross DARBY was in Lyons on business, Saturday evening.
Mrs. Ward HASKINS and Jean spent the week end in Edmore.
Mrs. J. R. HAY and Mrs. F. E. LANE were in Grand Rapids, Friday.
Walter TRUMBULL moved his family to Ionia the first of the week.
Kenneth and Phyllis GIBSON spent Monday evening in Cedar Springs.
Mrs. Etta WRIGHT of Belding, is spending the week with Mrs. May CURTIS.
Jay WALTER has recovered from an attack of flu and returned to his work in
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon HART of Flint, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. DENSMORE.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert BROWN, Mrs. Janie BROWN and Mrs. Mae COBB were in Ionia on
business, Saturday afternoon.
Miss Gladys CAHOON of Detroit, was called here the first of the week by the
serious illness of her brother, Maurice CAHOON.
A. M. EAVES and Cade AYERS of Belding, were in town, Monday afternoon, to attend
the funeral for Mrs. Eva BARBER.
Mr. Jerome BROWN and Mr. and Mrs. William KUNZ of Chicago, were in Saranac
visiting friends and relatives over the week end.
James B. JEPSON, who has been critically ill in Hines hospital in Chicago, was
brought home, Tuesday morning. His condition is improved somewhat.
Mrs. Glenn COMPTON spent the week end with her parents in Grand Rapids. Mr.
COMPTON went down for Sunday and she returned home with him.
O.E.S. MEETING – Regular meeting of Valley Chapter No. 276 will be held
Wednesday evening, April 5. We expect to entertain the Lowell and Ada chapters.
Let’s have a 100 per cent attendance. Evelyn JEPSON, W. M.; Fidelia SHAVER, Sec.
DEATH - JOSEPH TAYLOR - Word came to friends here Saturday that Joseph TAYLOR
had passed away Friday at the home of his niece in Barryton, and the body was
brought here Sunday afternoon and laid to rest in the White cemetery.
Mr. TAYLOR, whose home is just east of Lowell, on M-21, was taken to Barryton a
few weeks ago when he became ill.
He was the last one of the large TAYLOR family who lived here many years. He,
with his wife, lived with Dr. Randall TAYLOR for sometime before his death. Mrs.
TAYLOR preceded her husband two years ago.
TOWNSEND CLUB – Regular business meeting was held Tuesday evening, March 21. The
vice-president presided over the meeting as the president was called away due to
the death of his father. We had a good meeting. Remarks by Mr. ST(?)HRAN of
Chicago and other members.
Friday evening we were invited to Lowell to hear Mr. Frank CORSAN of Grand
Rapids. He gave a very fine talk on the Townsend plan. We were taken to Lowell
through the kindness of Harold FROST in his truck. This Tuesday evening, March
28th, we will have E. C. MOORE of Grand Rapids with us. We hope to fill the
Ladies Aid rooms. Come all, both young and old. You will be entertained, we are
sure. – Publicity Committee.
GARDEN CLUB NOTES – All boys having bird houses to exhibit will bring them to
WILKINSON’S Hardware store on or before Saturday, April 1st, they will be judged
The next meeting of the club will be held at the home of Mrs. Sadie BILLINGER on
April 14, 1939. The roll call with be “My Hobby”. Mrs. Hazel TOWER will have a
paper on hobbies and Harriet MORRISON will give a report of the Flower Show at
Detroit. – Harriet A. MORRISON, Sec.
KEENE READING CONTEST – Following is the report of the county reading contest
held in Keene township on Monday. These contests have been arranged by County
School Commissioner E. M. BRAKE. Pauline KIRCHIN, WILKINSON school, grades 3 and
4; Clyde CARR, CUTLER school, grades 5 and 6; and Crystal WEEKS, TASKER school,
grades 7 and 8. This report was made by Mrs. Lucile WEBER, teacher.
CARD OF THANKS – I wish to thank the relatives and friends for the fruit, candy,
cookies and cards sent me during my illness. Mary Jane EDDY
NORTH CAMPBELL – Mrs. Zella ROTH –
Betty CISLER spent Tuesday night with Rita
Mr. and Mrs. Leo ROEBUCK of Detroit, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill CHORLAND entertained friends from Lansing over the week end.
Norma CISLER spent Tuesday night with Suzanne Houghton of Clarksville.
Mr. and Mrs. Oxel JOHNSON visited Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Carl ROTH.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LEECE were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray GIBBS.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry DeGOOD and Jimmie of Grand Rapids, spent Sunday with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert CISLER.
Wm. HEASER and mother were Ionia visitors Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Russel PORTER of Jenison, moved on the Ray GIBBS place last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray LEECE and Mrs. Thomas LEECE visited, Saturday, in Grand Rapids.
MORRISON LAKE – Mrs. Glen CONROE:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WHITE and children of Grand Rapids, were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert TAYLOR.
Mrs. Gilbert LaVEAN spent two or three days last week with her son and wife, Mr.
and Mrs. Marion LaVEAN.
Mrs. Dale CURTISS spent Friday with Mrs. Azor CURTISS.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel TANNER spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Glen CONROE.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen CONROE and children were in Grand Rapids, Tuesday afternoon,
visiting Mrs. William CONROE.
There will be services at the West Berlin church all this week.
POTTERS CORNERS – Mrs. Blanche GOODELL:
The WILKINSON school was entertained by their teacher, Mrs. Emma GOODELL,
assisted by Mrs. Lee LAMPKIN, at the GOODELL maple sugar camp last Friday
afternoon for supper. Pancakes and warm syrup were served, and although 16 cakes
were baked at a time the children often stood in line waiting for another
George HAAS is ill with the flu.
Milo REED is having more than his share of illness, being now confined with
scarlet fever after an attack of the flu.
Clark ADAMS is making a very satisfactory recovery from an operation for
appendicitis at the Ionia hospital. Mrs. ADAMS is staying at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton CAHOON.
KEENE BREEZES – Mrs. Dell LEE:
Mr. and Mrs. Norman HIGGINS and Mr. and Mrs. George TAYLOR and Mr. and Mrs. Burr
HIGGINS attended the funeral of Mildred ABBOTT which was held at his and his
son’s home last Tuesday at Grandville.
Milo REED, who is ill and under quarantine with scarlet fever, is improving
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton LAZAROUS and family moved from the R. H. DODD’S tenant
house to a farm east of Ionia near Palo last week.
The Keene Grange will entertain with a benefit party at the Keene Grange hall
election night. Twenty-five cents charges with light refreshments.
Sunday dinner guests at the Mrs. H. N. LEE home were Mr. and Mrs. Henry GABLE
and daughter, Neta, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert SCHILDS, Grand Rapids, Mr. and Mrs.
Azor PARKER, Sand Lake, and Elmer and Emma D. WEEKS of Edmore.
Mrs. Hazel CONNER and son, Glen, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman HIGGINS motored to
Langston, Sunday, and visited Mr. and Mrs. Archie CANNON.
Mrs. Floyd SPARKS and daughters, Evelyn and Esther, were Wednesday afternoon
callers of Hazel Kohn.
Naurine CAHOON is spending her Easter vacation with her parents and relatives
Mr. and Mrs. George SCOTT and daughter, Mrs. Walter BREEZE, of Michigan City,
Indiana, were Sunday dinner guests of his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Stevens, and enjoyed warm sugar.
Mr. Henry MORRISON of Albion, was a Sunday guest of his son and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Jessie RHINEHART.
Mrs. R. H. DODDS returned home from Odessa, Monday evening. She was called to
her sister’s home by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Frank Aldrich, who
passed away Sunday evening at the Sam WOLFORD home in Odessa.
Mr. and Mrs. Verl WEEKS and two children, Orlo and Emma Delle, and Myrtie Ackley
of Edmore, Mr. and Mrs. Orlo WEEKS, Mr. and Mrs. Glen WEEKS and family were last
Thursday guests at the Dell LEE home.
Mr. and Mrs. John JESKO and family of Belding, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold ANDERSON
of Greenville, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don PIERCE.
Mrs. Louise HARDY spent from Monday until Friday at the home of Dave HARDY
assisting in the care of Mrs. George HARDY, who has been ill.
Mrs. Nina HATHORN left Tuesday for her home in Cambridge, Idaho, after spending
several weeks in Keene and Vergennes visiting.
YOU FIGURE IT OUT – IONIA (MPA) – How does he do it? Charles HUTCHINS, local
restaurant proprietor not only writes with his left hand as well as with his
right, but writes backwards just as proficiently. He can not only write his name
backwards with his left hand, but can handle any given passage in this manner.
With a pencil in each hand, he can multiply two sets of figures and come out
with the same answers.
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