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100 Years Ago in Grass Lake

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Fishville—D.O. Curtis and wife spent Sunday with Chas. Lemm and family of Grass Lake. W.C. Curtis, wife and daughters, and Roy Curtis and wife spent Sunday with Lewis Myers and family of Horton.

Southeast Grass Lake—Mrs. Cora Johnson and children left for their home Wednesday at Ft. Ogden, Fla., after a visit of several weeks with B. Coppernoll and wife, the former’s parents.

West Napoleon—Leland Andrews has enlisted as clerk in the aviation corps, and passed the preliminary examination at Detroit. He left Saturday night and will go to Columbus to take further examinations.

North Leoni—The ice cream social held for the Sunday school at the Grange Hall last Tuesday night, was the largely attended, and another will be held Tuesday night for the Band boys.

S.J. Swadling, who is selling and installing Marshall furnaces has a carload ready for delivery in the next few weeks. If you are thinking of putting in a furnace this fall see him soon.

In the ball game Saturday between Grass Lake and the Jackson Independents at Hague Park, the score was 4 to 7 in favor of Jackson.

Mr. Teufal has installed a larger gasoline tank at his service station on the corner, so that he can give his patrons better service.

Verne Seager, who has been confined to his home with severe illness is fully recovered and is at his barber shop as usual this week.

The Bell Telephone Co. are stringing three pair of wires through Grass Lake this week, and will connect with the cantonment at Battle Creek.

Considerable comment has been made in regard to oat fields at the Village Farms and the editor in an interview with the manager of these farms makes the following statements: These oats are called the Mammoth Cluster oats and the seed was grown in New York. They have a very large and peculiar shaped head, all the kernels hang in a compact head very different from ordinary oats, the kernel is plump and the hull thin, the straw is strong and stands up well. In addition to these fields twenty acres were planted at the Berkshire hog farm with remarkable results. This lighter land seeded with the ordinary run of seed would have made a very poor showing. These oats produced very well, every head and straw showed the desirable characteristics of the variety. While the manager of these farms would not make any statement as to the production per acre he feels sure of a very satisfactory crop and believes the average per acre of the county could  be greatly increased with the right kind of seed. As the farmers here have the opportunity of seeing these oats growing and harvested there should be no question in regard to the production.

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