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C. F. SERL1NES BILL
Times Accuses Serline of Introducing
Bill Which Would Facilitate
Changing County Seat.
Bill Increases Number of Petitioners
Necessary to Call County
Seat Election.
In lr-it week's issue of the Millc Lacs
County Times there appeared the
Headlines "Putting Up Job in Legisla
ture" and "Princeton Politicians Have
Bill Introduced to Require Only 25
Per Cent on Removal Petition." In
the article the editor of the Times
goes on to state that Representative
Charles F. Serline has introduced a
bill in the legislature requiring only
25 per cent of the voters of a county
to sign a petition to call an election
for moving the county scat and that
60 per cent of the voters is required
by the present law. He continues:
This is evidently a part of a well
laid pln of Princeton politicians to
try and move the county seat from
Milaca back to Princeton. The
legislative delegation representing this
district, Senator Richard Hamer, Rep
resentatives C. F. Serline and W. S.
Enger, arc working hard to aid the
scheme to overturn the expressed will
of a great majority of the voters of
the cuunty. During the last cam
paign we repeatedly pointed out that
Serline and Enger were trying to de
ceive the voters, and this is also prov
en true by their chiming in with the
schemes in the legislature to try and
pull something off on the people of
this county through Princeton influ
ence. Messrs. Hamer, SeTlinc and
Enger may fool some of the people by
their tactics but they have never "been
able to pull the wool over the eyes
of the readers of the Times.
Mr. Serline was at his home in
Mora last Saturday and on seeing the
article in the Milaca Times he wrote
the following letter to the Princeton
Union, which we have Mr. Serline's
permission to publish:
Mora, Minn., Feb. 12,1921.
Editor Union:
The editor of the Mille Lacs County
Times in the issue of February 10, had
an article reading:, "Putting Up Job in
the Legislature." In this article he
attempts to show that I, at the insti
gation or proposal of what he calls
the Princeton politicians, have intro
duced in the legislature a bill dealing
with the removal of county seats.
Now, this editor is either ignorant
with reference to the subject mat
ter in this measure or he inten
tionally wanted to misrepresent the
facts for political propaganda.
No man or person from Princeton
nor Mille Lacs county has urged me
to introduce this measure, and I had no
personal interest except that I was
asked to become co-author of this bill
with Representative Wicker of Kas
son, Minnesota. The bill provides
that it would require signatures to a
petition of twenty-five per cent of the
population of the county, whereas the
old law requires only sixty per cent
of the voters. This, you will readily
see will increase the amount of signa
tures to a petition and would rather
put a handicap in putting on a county
seat removal contest, and it was with
this in mind that this bill was intro
duced and I certainly have no apology
to Mr. Cravens for being co-author of
the measure. I believe it is in the
right direction in its purpose of re
ducing the activities for the re
moval of a county seat unless they
can show by a larger or more sub
stantial number in the petition to bring
about initiative proceedings. How
ever, it does not matter whether he
understood the measure or not, this
editor will, of course, be ready to mis
represent facts whenever he thinks he
can use a subject for the purpose of
political propaganda.
I am just calling your attention to
the subject matter of the bill so that
you may refer to the matter in any
reply which you may wish to make
to the Times.
Yours very sincerely,
Chas. F. Serline.
It will be noted that Mr. Cravens
failed to distinguish between the total
number of voters and the total popula
tion of the county.
Now it is a mighty easy task to
publish a paper when every question
is picked up and handled according to
the writer's views on the subject with
out the slightest regard for the ac
tual facts of the case. Possibly Mr.
Cravens had been misinformed in re
gard to the bill introduced by Messrs.
Wicker and Serline but certainly no
reputable editor should make such a
big stir over a matter until he de
termines what are the actual facts in
the case.
We print below a copy of the
bill introduced by Messrs. Wicker and
Serline:
The Bill.
(Matter in capitals when in is
old law.)
Section 1. That section six hundred
and fifty-five (655) General Statutes
1913 oe and the same hereby is amend
ed to read as follows:
Section 655. Whenever there shall
be presented to the auditor of any
county a petition substantially in the
following form, to-wit: "To the coun
ty board of the county of Min-
nesota: The undersigned legal voters
of said county/pray that the county
seat thereof be changed to (here desig
nate the place)"signed by legal vot
ers of said county' to a number equal
to not less than (SIXTY PER CENT
OF THE WHOLE NUMBER VOTING
THEREIN AT THE IAST PRECED-
ING GENERAL ELECTION) twenty
five per cent of the whole number of
inhabitants therein as shown by the
last census made pursuant to the laws
of the state or United States, accom
panied by affidavits of not less than
two of the signers thereof stating that,
to the knowledge of affiants, the signa
tures to such petition are genuine,
were subscribed thereto within sixty
days preceding the date of such affi
davits, and that affiants are informed
and believe that at the time of sign
ing such petition provided for in Sec
tion 656 has been given, the auditor
shall forthwith file such petition and
affidavits, and make, seal, and file in
his office an order for a special meet
ing of the county board to consider
such petition, specifying therein the
time of such meeting, which shall be
between 9 o'clock a. m. and 5 o'clock
p. m., and not less than fifteen nor
more than twenty days after such
filing. The auditor shall also cause a
duplicate of such order to be served
upon each member of said board, per
sonally, or by mail, not less than five
days before the time specified therein
for such meeting.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
passage.
According to the statutes the coun
ty seat in any county cannot be
changed more than once in five years
and this bill does not affect that pro
vision at all. Moreover, as Charles
Serline states in his letter, this bill in
creases Tather than decreases the num
ber of petitioners required to call an
election for a county seat removal.
According to the 1920 census rec
ords the population of Mille Lacs coun
ty is 14,270. Twenty-five per cent of
this number is 3,567. The number of
voters in Mille Lacs county at the last
general election, according to the of
ficial returns, is 5,271. Sixty per cent
of this number is 3,162. The bill in
troduced by Messrs. Wicker and Ser^
line would then increase the number
of voters who would have to sign a
petition for a county seat election in
Mille Lacs county from 3,162 to 3,567,
a net increase of 405 votes.
BONDS FOR COURT HOUSE.
Commissioners in Stearns County Sell
$850,000 Bonds for Court
House Fund.
On February 7 Governor Preus
signed the Sullivan-Pattison bill pro
viding that the commissioners of any
county not having a court house could
issue and sell bonds amounting to
three per cent of the assessed valua
tion of county, for the purpose of
erecting and equipping a court house.
On the tenth, just three days later,
the commissioners of Stearns county,
issued and sold $850,000 of bonds.
This was speedy action on the part
of the commissioners the stage was
apparently all set for the transaction.
Senator Sullivan's bill passed the
house by only a narrow margin and,
considering the circumstances, our
friends in Milaca cannot blame him
for refusing to risk the defeat of his
measure by insisting that only a four
fifths vote of the commissioners be re
quired. All the commissioners in
Stearns county favored the bill and
the fight for the four-fifths clause, it
appears, was being waged for the
benefit of Mille Lacs county only.
Stearns is a rich county and proba
bly is not as overburdened with taxes
as is our county. Our neighbors are
to be congratulated on having finally
secured the funds to complete the
court house, the foundation of which
has already been built.
The bonds will bear six per cent in
terest and their payment will be ex
tended over a period of twenty years.
The money secured for the bonds will
be deposited in the banks of the coun
ty and it is believed that this will, in
a measure, relieve the temporary
financial stringency.
Passing a Good Thing On.
The editor of the Waterville Ad
vance probably forgot Fred Hadley's
dictum that a "woman is as old as she
looks and a man old when he quits
looking" when he wrote this item:
"Some of the old editors of the state
who are getting nervous and fussy,
write in a complaining vein of the way
girls wear their goloshes. What's the
odds? Just keep your own goloshes
buckled and acquire the habit of look
ing at a lady's face when you meet her
in the road."Pine County Pioneer.
Delinquent Tax List in This Issue.
This week the Union publishes in
complete form the delinquent tax list
of Mille Lacs county for the year
1919. It was decided to do this in
order that our readers, some of whom
are not residents of this county but
have property here, would be assured
of obtaining the information contained
in this list.
STATE"LEGISLATURE
Serline Introduces Resolution Memo-
rializing Congress to Place Em-
bargo on Potatoes.
Grove's House Measure Would Compel
Telephone Companies to Con-
nect With Rural Lines.
A resolution has been introduced in
the house by C. F. Serline memorializ
ing congress to place an embargo on
imported potatoes and potato products.
The resolution cited that potato pro
duction in the United States averages
from 360,000,000 to 420,000,000 bush
els a year, and the importation of
manufactured products was 73,568,771
pounds, valued at $4,651,670 in 1919.
Referred to the committee on agricul
ture and horticulture.
By a vote of 15 to 5 the house com
mittee on markets and marketing rec
ommended for passage the Wilkinson
bill which provides that the Minneap
olis chamber of commerce, the Duluth
board of trade, and the St. Paul Live
stock Exchange shall be made public
markets and open to membership for
co-operative marketing associations.
Very little paving on country roads
will be done this year, C. M. Babcock,
state highway commissioner, told
members of the house highway com
mittee. The roads must first be grav
eled and graded and allowed to settle,
he snid. One strip of ro?d between
Minneapolis and St. Cloud will be com
pleted in 1921, and other short strips
in thestate are now ready, but, on the
whole, paving this year will be negli
gible, he announced.
If a fire occurs in your house and
the fire chief finds it was due to your
negligence, you will have to pay the
city fire department for fighting the
Maze if a bill inti duced by Theodore
Christianson becomes law. The bill
is recommended by the National Fire
Marshals' association and is now a law
in some states.
Every state or county officer,
whether elected or appointed, must ac
cept the same salary all through his
term, no matter how long he or she
serves, under the proposed constitu
tional amendment introduced in the
house by Representatives Spindlcr
and Kelly. To us this has the ap
pearance of a foolish measure.
Stafford King, adjutant of a St.
Paul American legion post, and George
Campbell of the Eveleth legionaires
told the senate military affairs com
mittee that they favored provision be
ing made to pay bonuses to aliens who
served honorably in the army and
navy. Senator A. O. Devoid has intro
duced a bill allowing payment to this
class of soldiers.
A measure has been presented by
Representative Grove compelling tele
phone companies which operate ex
changes to furnish physical connec
tions and service to rural lines.
Three departments, hotel inspector,
boiler inspector ?nd the minimum
wage commission would be abolished
by a scries of bills put into the house
hopper. The duties of these depart
ments are transferred to the commis
sioner of labor.
A bill, introduced by Senator Bes
sette, would allow school bonrds to
lease or build structures to house
teachers and another measure per
mits school boards to hire attorneys
when necessary and pay them by the
month or year.
A bill in the renate provides that
counties of less than 100,000 popula
tion may appropriate $20,000 or less
for a memorial to be built in the court
house square or public park of the
county seat, or, if the county seat has
no park, at some other location in that
town or city.
Bills recommended for passage by
the house markets committee author
ize the railroad and warehouse com
mission to order installation of track
scales at terminal warehouses, at the
expense of the warehouse, ard to
regulate distribution of cars to snip
pers in periods of shortage*
Wolf bounties will be raised if a
bill recommended for passage by the
house committee on towns and counties
becomes a law. The measure fixes
bounties at $15, $5 to be paid by the
county and $10 by the state, and pro
vision is made for higher bounties in
certain counties.
Telegrams flooded senators and rep
resentatives protesting passage of the
full crew act, recommended for pas
sage by the house railroads commit
tee by a 9 to 4 vote. Farmers and
merchants organizations, claiming
freight rates are too high now, anu"
that extra expense should not be add
ed, sent them. Friends of the bill
countered by saying the messages
were railroad propaganda, sent at the
behest of corporate friends.
A Splendid Institution.
The library board held its regular
monthly meeting last Thursday even
ing in the library, which is situated in
the south end of the high school build
ing. It was decided^ make a change
in the system of bnying books. In
stead of tho books being bought in
larger numbers two or three times a
year,' it was deemed advisable to
purchase a few each month and so in
sure a constant replenishing of the
shelves.
To meet the demand for better ser
vice for the general public the library
will hereafter be open on Saturday af
ternoons. The new arrangement,
therefore, enables anyone to procure
a book on Saturday evening from 7
to 9 and on any afternoon in the
week except Wednesday and Sunday
from 2 to 5.
That the library is steadily increas
ing in usefulness to the community is
evidenced by the ever growing circu
lation. Last month the circulation of
books was 1,174 and of magazines
118.
INCOME TAX POINTERS.
Covering Salaries Drawn by Men
From Own Business, Hired Men
Employed by Farmers, Etc.
Frequent inquiries are received by
collectors of internal revenue from
storekeepers and other business men
as to whether the taxpayer in busi
ness for himself may deduct from his
gross earnings an amount of salary
paid to himself. Wages or salary
drawn by a taxpayer from his own
business are more'in the nature of a
charge out of profits than a charge
against profits. deductible they
would merely be added to his income
and the effect would be to take money
out of one pocket and put it in an
other. Therefore claims for such de
ductions are not allowable.
Salaries paid to minor children em
ployed in the conduct of a taxpayer's
business are not allowable deductions.
If, however, a son or daughter has at
tained majority, o" is allowed free use
of their earnings without restrictions,
a reasonable amount paid :.s compen
sation for their services may be
claimed.
A farmer whoj^mploye a man to
assist in the operation) of his farm may
deduct from gross income the amount
paid for auch services. Likewise, if
he employs a woman W'IOCC entire time
is occupied in taking care of the milk,
cream, butter and churns, or if her
services ar devoted entirely to prep
aration and serving of meals fur
nished farm laborers and in caring for
their rooms, the compensation p".id her
is an allowable deduction. If, how
she is employed solely in caring for
the farmers' own household no deduc
tion can be made.
In arriving at net incoma upon which
the tax is assessed, deductions may be
made for ordinary and necessary busi
ness expenses. The revenue act spe
cifically prohibits the deduction of
personal, family, or living expenses.
Such expenses, include rent for a
home, wages for servants, cost of
food and clothing for the family, edu
cation of children and sll items con
nected with the maintenance, woll-be
ing and pleasure of the taxpayer and
his family.
VOTES FOR COMMISSIONER.
Members of the House Adopt Single
Commissioner Plan by Vote
of 84 to 37.
Four years ago the highway com
mission was abolished and the office
of highway commissioner created. For
the past four years Charles M. Bab
cock has filled this office and admin
istered the affairs of the highway de
partment in a most efficient and
creditable manner. A big majority of
the members of the legislature could
see no reason for reverting to the old
system of a commission, and the pro
posal to establish a highway commis
sion of three paid members was de
feated by a vote of 84 to 37. Our own
representatives, Enger and Serline, of
course, voted for the single commis
sioner, and in so doing they certainly
expressed the almost unanimous senti
ment of their constituents.
Meets and Adjourns.
A regular meeting of the Princeton
Commercial club was held at the
armory on Tuesday evening with 22
members present. D. A. McRae pre
sided. Owing to a conflict of dates and
the fact that many of the members
were out of town, it was decided to
postpone the meeting for one week.
The president called for the report
of the committee appointed to redraft
the constitution and by-laws, but as
the chairman of this committee, Rev.
Henry Nobbs, was out of town and on
ly two members of the committee pres.
ent, no report was presented.
Tuesday, February 22, at 8 o'clock,
will be the next meeting night.
IN SERIOUS PLIGHT
On the Verge of Financial Collapse,
State of North Dakota Knows
Not Which Way to Turn.
Political Strife Endangers Plan to
Bring About Ratification of
Rehabilitation.
North Dakota's finances are in a
particularly critical condition. It is
possible that the entanglement may
be straightened out but at this time
there is no assurance of its being ac
complished. The closing of the big
Scandinavian-American bank at Far
go, a nonuartisan league institution,
in addition to the suspension of numer
ous other financial concerns makes the
situation more complicated. Mean
while political strife endangers the
state's ratification of its rehabilita
tion scheme. In Bismarck there are
two diametrically opposed groups who
are discussing the terms of tentative
plans reached by twin city and Chica
go bankers to relieve the situation and
put North Dakota on the footing which
it held before Townley and his hire
lings invaded the state and placed it in
such woeful circumstances.
The groups mentioned are the legis
lators who flaunt the Townley button
and those who are known as indepen
dents. They are both expressing dis'
satisfaction with the terms advanced
for rehabilitation of the financial situa.
tion.
The league group is displaying sore
ness over having to give up many of
their pet socialistic schemes, including
the Bank of North Dakota, bulwark of
the whole program. On the other
hand the independents are demanding
all sorts of things, none of them short
of unconditional surrender on the part
of the league forces. Resignation of
William C. Lemke, attorney general,
and now one of the big powers in
league circles, is one of the things they
are now insisting upon.
After the caucus of the indepen
dents, Theodore Nelson, secretary of
the Independent Voters' association,
known as the I. V. A., made the flat
statement that the independents would
absolutely insist upon elimination of
William Lemke from the state govern
ment. He said that the industrial
commission would have to be re
vamped so that the league would no
longer control. At present the com
mission is made up of Governor Fra
zier, Attorney General Lemke, and
John N. Hagan, commissioner of agri
culture and labor.
Thig is what has happened in regard
to the proposed bond sale:
The North Dakota bankers' com
mittee made proposals in January on
which they would undertake to find a
market for state bonds. The terms
were rejected by the nonpartisan
league caucus, though advocated by
A. C. Townley.
The desperate situation of the Bank
of North Dakota finally brought the
league heads to concede whatever
should be necessary, but they found
the North Dakota bankers obdurate.
Then they appealed to twin city bank
ers to help bring them together.
At Sunday's conference, A. C. Town
ley, John M. Hagen and their non
partisan league associates declared
that they would undertake to bring the
league caucus to agree to the terms
the North Dakota bankers had of
fered if the leaguers could have as
surance that the bonds would be taken.
This proposal calls for liquidation
of the Bank of North Dakota, its re
organization as a rural credits bank,
winding up the affairs of the Home
Building association, and new legisla
tion ending the arbitrary powers of the
industrial commission and the present
wide open methods of handling state
finances.
On this basis the twin city and Chi
cago banks and trust companies rep
resented to the conferences have con
sidered the matter.
Light thrown on the methods of the
Bank cf North Dakota by the special
investigating committee of +he North
Dakota assembly has disclosed many
Strang* transactions and the whole
state is rlive with in^v.jct as to what
may scill be ii stor'. There is, for
instance, the story of Low the bank
got its capital stock, as related by F.
W. Cathro, its manager, when exam
ined by Francis J. Murphy, of Minot,
attorney for the committee. Other
banks s^art with a paid in capital of
cash, but not this bank. The bank is
in control of the industrial commis
sion, which by law was given almost
unlimited power to bond the state,
transfer funds and otherwise manipu
late state finances. The law also re
quired all counties, cities, villages,
towns and school districts to deposit
their funds with the bank cf North
Dakota.
Late telegraphic dispatches say that
bank and trust company officials have
come to the conclusion that, under ex
isting conditions, they will not under
take the sale of North Dakota bonds.
To sum up, it is evidem. that the
czar's'ic power of Townley and his
lioui, nants is virtually crushed in
North Dakotathat the time has
com whrn his socialistic form of gov
ernment has gone to the wall. No
state could flourish under such laws as
Townley imposed.
Greetings From Father Willenbrink.
The Union this week received the
following note from Father Willen
brink of Perham:
"Princeton Union: How about this
jfor a Lenten resolutionto pay up
all debts? So here goes a check to
the Union for two more years of sub
scription, because I do not wish to be
without this friendly visitor that re
cords sweet memories of bygone days.
"Here all is well. With best wishes
to you all, I am,
"Yours as ever,
"Fr. Willenbrink."
Father Willenbrink numbered his
friends in Princeton by the hundreds,
and the Union wishes to share with
them this note from their absent com
rade who is so greatly beloved. The
note was much appreciated but we
would like to see our old friend him
self one of these days.
Mrs. M. Taylor.
Mrs. M. Taylor died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Walter Brown, in
this village on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Gulburn,
Canada, on December 24, 1835, and
came to Minnesota in 1882. With the
exception of the best two years, which
she spent with her daughter, she re
sided in Greenbush. Her husband died
25 years ago. She is survived by one
child, Mrs. Walter Brown, Princeton
and the following brothers and sis
ters: Mrs. D. Scott, Greenbush Mrs.
N. G. Orton, Anoka Mrs. Geo. Em
erson, North Dakota Mrs. Alfred Or
ton, Canada. Funeral services were
held from the Methodist church this
(Thursday) afternoon.
Mrs. Taylor was a kind-hearted old
lady, highly respected by all with
whom she was acquainted.
CUBS TRIMMED.
Legionaires Give Them a Hard Come
back, Vanquishing Them in
a Score of 31 to 16.
The "superior training" of the cubs,
asserted by a writer in a Milaca paper
last week, was not discernible when
they clashed with the Princeton
legion at the armory on Tuesday
night. When they appeared in the
spacious armory auditorium they
seemed lost in wondermentit was
so different from the dinky, low
roofed room they played in at home.
In fact they almost collapsed before
the game started. From the first
whistle to the last they went down
to defeat in rapid succession, although
they had strengthened their ranks by
the addition of Wysocky, coach at the
Milaca schools. The blow was indeed
a hard one for these men of "superior
training."
The game started with a rush, Smith
scoring a field basket from the first
tip off, which he repeated within one
minute. Then Schmidt made another
and added a point with a foul, while
Milaca rolled up one point via the foul
route. This ended the first quarter
with Princeton 7, Milaca 1. In the
second quarter the legionaires added
8 more points to their total, while
Milaca secured 9, making the half 15
to 10.
In the second half the Cubs started
with a seeming determination to "do
things," but it proved but a flash in
the pan, as all they achieved was to
secure 6 points while the legionaires
added 16 to their score. Hence, when
the last whistle blew the legionaires
had 31 to their credit and the Cubs
16.
Billy Doane, who had not played
with the locals for some time, was one
of the team in this game, and he
showed he had not forgotten how to
handle things. Smith, Schmidt and
Milbrath made four field baskets
apiece and Grow two. The teams lined
up as follows:
Princeton Milaca
Smith, R. u.. Berg
Schmidt, L. Dahlstrom
Milbrath, Cravens
Doane, W R. Moody
Grow, N L. Nelson
Subs.Princeton, Kaliher for
Doane, Slater for Grow Milaca, Wy
socky for Nelson, Becklund for Berg.
Prof. W. E. Rogers refereed the
game to the satisfaction of both sides.
ANOKA GOES DOWN
In a Rattling Good Game, the Classi-
est of the Season, Princeton
Gets Long End of Score.
This Defeat of Anoka's Strong Team
by Local High Quint Places It
in Championship Class.
In one of the classiest exhibitions of
basketball seen on a local floor this
season the Princeton high school
team defeated the Anoka team by the
decisive score of 26 to 16. From the
beginning of the game it was evident
that the local quint had again hit its
stride and it exhibited more snap and
team work than in any previous game
this season.
The first half was entirely Prince
ton's. The visitors were decidedly
outclassed in every phase of the
game. The local defense was impreg
nable, the Anoka tossers being able to
locate the ring for only six counters.
On the offense they also had the ad
vantage. Using the short pass they
worked the ball up to the Anoka de
fense, shot freely from the middle
of the floor, and by these tactics were
able to force the Anoka quint to
loosen up to such an extent that it
was not difficult to work the ball un
der the basket for short shots. The
team, under the leadership of Capt.
Marks, showed ability in outguessing
its rivals, and the Princeton brand
of ball was an exhibition of clean and
heady playing, Such as one rarely
finds in high school teams.
In the second half, although not
able to score as freely as in the first
half, the local team clearly had the
edge on the visitors in floor work, re
taining possession of the ball most of
the time. The game ended with
Princeton safely in the lead, 26 to 16*.
It is hard to pick individual stars in
either line-up, although Wood and'
Peterson of Anoka probably toppedT
their teammates. Despite a recent in
jury, Nygren for Princeton played'
basketball all the time, and the long
shots by Penhallegon and Captain
Marks were mainly responsible for
the big score run up by the locals.
In defeating Anoka the local team
has proved itself to be of champion
ship caliber, for the Anoka team has
the championship for this end of the
district practically salted, barring un
usual upsets in the dope. Following is
the line-up:
Princeton Anoka
Mark, Capt Peterson
Nygren L. Humphrey
Penhallegon R. Colburrv
Sanford L. Ward
Reichard R. Babcock
Field goalsMark 3, Penhallegon 6,
Nygren 1 Peterson 5, Woods 2, Col
burn 1.
FoulsNygren, 6 out of 9 Colburnr
0 out of 3.
RefereeMcDonald, U. of M.
PRINCETON GIRLS WIN AGAIN.
Princeton High School Team Defeats
Girls of Anoka High School by
Score of 13 to 9.
Last Friday evening the high school
auditorium was packed with Prince
ton and Anoka rooters to witness the
big contest between both the boys and
girls teams. Anoka sent up a large
delegation of enthusiastic fans and the
Princeton people were out in full force
to give the home teams all possible
support.
K. J. McDonald from the University
of Minnesota law college refereed
both games in a most creditable man
ner. Mr. McDonald makes an excep
tionally good referee, absolutely fair
in his decisions and right on the job
every second of the game.
Earlier in the season the Prince
ton girls had been dafeated in Anoka
by the high school team and the vis
itors went on the floor Friday evening
with considerable confidence. Before
the first half was ended it was appar
ent that a battle royal was onour
girls had scored six points with three
baskets while the Anoka team had
made only one basket and had added
two points by free throws on fouls.
In the second half Marjorie Chap
man and Blanche Oakes did some good
team work in passing the ball and
made three more baskets. One throw
on a foul brought the Princeton score
to 13, while the Anoka girls had add
ed only five more points, making their
score 9. Thus the game ended with
a score of 13 to 9 in favor of Prince
ton. All of our girls played a good
snappy game and defeated the Anoka
girls not by luck but by superior
team work.
The Princeton village election will
take place on March 8two weeks
from next Tuesday.

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