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NEWS - PALLADIUM, On Buying in this nonferrous the goes ?s H Mourning Throng Pays Tribute To Doctor Belsley Pastor Stresses Young Physician's Great Service A mourning throng that filled auditorium of the First Congregational Congregational church Thursday afternoon paid its respects to the memory of Dr. Frank Belsley. who died suddenly early last Tuesday morning his Fair Plain home. The casket of the young physician, chief of Mercy hospital's obstetrics obstetrics division, rested,against a high background floral tribute while a long cortege of cars followed the grieving family to Crystal Springs cemetery for the Interment and final word of prayer by Dr. A. Blanning, pastor of the church. PASTOR EMPHASIZES LOSS Dr. Blanning'/i theme in a short service that harmonized with Dr. Belsley's modesty and simplicity of life dwelt with emphasis on the the local profession had suffered the unexpected passing of the deceased. deceased. No member of any profession, Dr. Blanning, renders such intimate and healing service to mankind as the doctor. Dr. Belsley, he pointed out, had kept faith with his patients and his profession and the widespread widespread lament because of his induced by a heart attack, highlighted highlighted this fact. He might have lived longer in any other vocation, the pastor declared, declared, but he courageously accepted accepted the responsibilities of his profession profession and enthusiastically pursued this course to the end. HUGE FLORAL TRIBUTE Mrs. W. W. Butcher was the organist and played "Abide With There was an extraordinary floral tribute. Members of the Berrien County Medical Society attended the services services in a body, as well as a group of nurses from Mercy hospital, hospital, where Dr. Belsley was a favorite. Honorary caskat bearers were Judge E. A. Westin, Jack Ross, Dr. Frank King, Sr., Dr. R. C. Allen, Atty. Robert Small and Atty. Elden Butzbaugh. Active casket bearers included Lester Burns, Dr. Frank King, Dr. J. Griswold Ruth, Dr. Donald W. Thorup. Robert Clybourne and Dr. Frederick Rahn. Among those attending the services services from out of town were Mrs Helen Belsley. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Belsley, the Misses Margaret and Janet Belsley. Ray Balsley and William Watson, of Peoria, 111.; Dr. Mrs. Henry Miles, Frank Miles Joseph Miles, Urbana. 111.; Dr. and Mrs. James McNally, Bellwood Nebr.; Mrs. .lola Watson, Beardstown, Beardstown, 111., and Mrs. Walter Ullman, Centralia, 111. Prior to the funeral services hundreds hundreds of friends called at the mortuary, where there was also a profusion of flowers, and which had charge of arrangements.