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MRS. R. a DUNN, Publisher
IN N ATIOFS CAPITAL
Four Bills Introduced in Senate In-
corporating Plan for Revision
of Federal Tax Laws.
House Committee Prepares Schedule
t Give Ample Protection to
Agricultural Products.
A comprehensive plan for the re
vision of federal tax laws is included
in four bills introduced by Represen
tative Keller. Accompanying the
bills Mr. Keller presented a budget
in which it was contended that the
bills, together with the customs and
miscellaneous revenues, would raise
sufficient funds to meet the expenses
of the government in addition to pro
viding a sinking fund which would
pay the federal debt in 30 years. The
first bill repeals all existing trans
portation and sales taxes except those
on tobacco, distilled spirits, oleomar
genne, habit forming drugs and prod
ucts of child labor. It also repeals
the excess profits tax and the 10 per
cent tax on the incomes of corpora
tions. The second bill amends the in
come tax law so as to distinguish be
tween "earned" and "unearned" in
come. The third bill amends the in
heritance tax. Beginning with estates
of $20,000 to $35,000 there is a tax of
1 per cent $35,000 to $50,000, 2 per
cent $50,000 to $150,000, 4 per cent
$150,000,000 to $250,000, 6 per cent
the taxes then are graduated on an
increasing scale unM the point of
$100,000,000 is reached, after which
the tax is 90 per cent. The fourth bill
provides for a tax of 1 per cent on
land values in excess of $10,000, after
exempting buildings and improve
ments, and in the case of farms cost
of clearing, draining and maintenance
of fertility. This bill aims at tax
monopoly holders of natural resources,
valuable "sites" in cities and holding
of land out of use. The exemptions
are so applied to farms as to exempt
from taxation, according to Mr. Kel
ler's estimate, approximately 98 per
cent of all actual farmers.
Assurance icj giv.n zt the agricul
tural schedule of the permanent tariff
bill, as prepared by the house commit
tee on ways and means, will give am
ple protection to agricultural products
without doing injustice to the con
sumer.
Government officials, referring to
reports that the reparations commis
sion may ask the United States to
turn in German ships seized at the
outbreak of the war, made it clear
that the United States docs not pro
pose to surrender any of them and in
sists that it hrs a clear title to their
possession.
After hearing the denunciation of
the shipping board for its mismanage
ment of the mere!1
ant m~."'ne by sena-
tor Kenyon and others the senate ?p-
proved a $75,000,000 deficiency ap
propriation for it and a few hours
later passed the deficiency appropria
tion bill carrying a total of $156,000,-
000, inclusive of the shipping item. In
approving the appropriation the sen
ate added an amendment offered by
Senator Lenroot directing the board
to sell all wooden ships by October 1,
next.
By a straight party vote the house
foreign affairs committee reported the
Porter peace resolution providing for
termination of the state of war be
tween the United States and Germany
and Austria-Hungary. Democratic
members of the committee opposed it
and announced the fight would be
shifted to the floor of the house. Rep
resentative Mondell of Wyoming in
formed the house that the resolution
would be called up today. Backed by
the full republican strength of the
committee, leaders declared it would
probably be passed.
In spite of threats that their votes
would return some day to plague
them, senators approved the $500,000,-
000 naval appropriation bill after re
jecting every effort looking to econo
my.
A new disarmament proposal giving
the president wide and unrestricted
powers to effect reduction of fighting
establishments in the manner he
deems wisest was approved by republi
can leaders of the house.
The federal government in supreme
court on Monday dropped its anti
trust suit against the American Can
company. The case was one of the
government's big "trust busting"
suits. In lower courts the government
failed to obtain a decision against the
company, and on Monday asked the
court to dismiss its appeal. The mo
tion was granted immediately.
Secretaries Hoover and Wallace
have called a conference of farmers
and grain dealers to pass on a plan for
improving grain warehousing which
would enable the farmer to market
his grain on the most favorable terms
and enlarge his credit.
Once the railroad problem is solved
the whole industrial situation will
clear up, according to Vice President
Coolidge, who made public his vipws
on business conditions in a carefully
dictated interview. The country can
not prosper, Mr. Coolidge thinks, until
transportation costs are brought down
to a point where business can be trans
acted profitably, and operating ex
penses must be lowered to a point
that will permit of a reduction in
transportation charges.
Mexico must enter into a solemn
pledge that the constitution of 1917 is
not confiscatory. There can be no
question of the recognition of the
Obregon government or other Mexican
government until the United States is
in possession of such an assurance.
The United States has invited Mexico
to place herself on record in a "treaty
of amity and commerce," binding on
the Mexican nation for all time. If
Alvaro Obregon affixes his signature
to such a treaty recognition of his
government will be immediate and au
tomatic. If he withholds his signa
ture the United States will be forced
to the conclusion that article 27 of the
Mexican constitution is confiscatory of
rights legally acquired under previous
Mexican laws and will refuse all di
plomatic intercourse with Mexico. She
will remain, as far as we arc con
cerned, an outlaw nation.
Alvm Tobias Hert of Louisville,
republican national committeeman
from Kentucky, who was at one time
slated to be President Harding's sec
retary of the navy, dropped dead in
his room at the New Willard hotel at
4:10 on Tuesday afternoon. He was
lying on his bed talking politics and
matters relating to the following
day's meeting of the republican na
tional committee when he died. A
gasp was the first warning to those
with him. "As he gasped he rolled
over on the bed," said Mr. Chilton.
"We rushed to his assistance. There
was another gasp, and he was gone."
FARM CENSUS.
Agricultural Figures for Mille Lacs
Released Today by United
States Census Bureau.
The director of the census announces
the following preliminary figures per
taining to agriculture for Mille Lacs
county:
Number of farms January 1, 1920,
1,898 April 15, 1910, 1,278, an in
crease of 48.5 per cent.
Number of farms on January 1,
1920, operated by white farmers, 1,-
897 by colored farmers, 1 as against
1,278 in 1910, an increase of 48.4 per
cent.
Number of farms operated by own
ers and'managers, 1,710 in 1910, 159
an increase of 47.5 per cent. Operat
ed by tenants 188 in 1910, 119, an
increase of 58 per cent.
Total acreage of land in farms, 171,-
550 in 1910, 123,647, an increase of
38.7 per cent.
Improved acreage, 79,548 in 1910,
48,438, an increase of 64.2 per cent.
Value of land and buildings 1920,
$16,852,516 1910, $4,567,956 increase
$12,284,560 per cent 268.9.
Animals reportedHorses, 1920,
5,535 1910, 3,485 mules, 35 1910,
35 cattle, 27,433 1910, 17,016 sheep,
3,663 swine, 2,362.
Principal cropsOats, acres har
vested in 1919, 8,996 in 1909, 3,998
quantity, 1919, 333.117 bushels 1909,
164,764 bushels. Wheat, eacres har
vested in 1919, 3,601 in 1909, 2,426
quantity, 1919, 42,394 bushels 1909,
53,533 bushels. Hay, acres harvested
1919, 36,097 in 1909, 23,876 quan
tity, 1919, 62,892 tons 1909, 41,616
tons. Potatoes, acres harvested in
1919, 7,227 in 1909, 3,860, quantity,
1919, 661,494 bushels 1909, 510,482
bushels.
Thomas L. Armitage.
The soul of Dr. Armitage has passed
to its well-earned reward while his
body rests in peaceful slumber at
Oak Knoll cemetery, where loving
brothers gently laid him in the tomb
to await the ressurection. It is a
painful duty for us to chronicle the
passing from earth of this friend of
oursthis friend of everyone in the
community who was favored with his
acquaintance. The longer one knew
him the more he loved and respected
himhe was as the poet said, "a
diamond in the rough." Down deep
in his heart there was that spirit of
sympathy and that pure fellow feeling
that his friends admired. He was
generous to a fault, but he detested a
disloyalistthe man who was a
traitor to his country. He loved the
Stars and Stripesthe flag that waves
over his adopted countryand was
ever ready to defend it at any cost.
Dr. Armitage was a man who had the
interest of the community in which he
lived at heart he was at all times
ready to contribute his money for pur
poses which would enhance the prog
ress of the village and, not alone
that, but he gave freely to churches
and charities. As a husband and
father he was affectionate and kind,
and his whole heart was- pervaded with
a spirit of love for his wife and fam
ily. It is regrettable, indeed, that he
has been called away, but his good
services, his humanitarianism, his
true Americanism will long be re
membered and his memory be cher
ished and revered by the hundreds of
friends who mourn his demise.
Dr. Armitage passed away at 12:15
on Friday morning, following an ill
ness of several weeks. For a few
/days during this period he rallied and
was able to leave the house, but a re
lapse occurred and he was again com
pelled to take to his bed. While his
death was not unexpected it was
hoped that he would again rally, but
the Lord divined otherwise.
Funeral services were held on Sun-
day afternoon at the family residence
and hundreds of people from far ana
near were in attendance to pay the
last tribute of respect to their depart
ed friend. Rev. T. J. E. Wilson of
Hinckley read the simple service of
the Episcopal church and the Masonic
order then took charge of the cerer
monies. Members of the Scottish Rite
Masons from Minneapolis conducted
the ritualistic services for the dead,
and they were grand in their impres
siveness. A quartet of Masons ren
dered several beautiful selections and
Mr. Nobbs-delivered a eulogy. Dur
ing the solemnities Mrs. George Ross,
accompanied, on the piano by Mrs.
Benjamin Soule, sang a hymnal selec
tion. The floral tributes were beau
tiful and profuse. The pallbearers
were members of the Princeton Ma
sonic lodge.
At the grave the services were ritu
alistic and conducted by the Scottish
Rite Masons assisted by Masons from
the local lodge. i
Among relatives from out of town
present at the obsequies were Mr. and
Mrs. John Pfister, Cresson, Pa. Mrs.
Geo. Hibbird, Argusville, N. D. J. D.
Armitage, wife and family, Ben A.
Armitage and wife, Thompson Armi
tage and Mrs. Wm. Armitage, Minne
apolis T. L. Arimtage and wife, Hol
dingford and Mrs. K. L. Beckman,
Sparta, Wis.
The subject of this sketch wis
born in county Down, Ireland, on No
vember 22, 1860, and received his
education in Dundalk Grammar
school Learny school, Limerick, and
from private tutors. He also attended
Dublin college for two years, whore
he was the youngest student in his
class to graduate the Royal universi
ty of Ireland for two years Queen's
college, Belfast, three years, and "upon
completing his education ho joined
the medical staff of the British army
and remained on that staff seven years,
during which time he served in the
momcrab'e Egypv'fin campaign and
was awarded the Egyptian medal for
valorous service and the khedive of
Egypt's bronze star, which is pn em
blem of faithful, effective service. In
1891 he returned from service in the
British army and came to America,
and first located at Bay Mills, Mich.,
where he practiced medicine for two
years. He then removed to Phila
delphia and took a special course in
the Medico-Chirurgical college (now
"Pennsylvania university), where sin
two years he received a degree for an
appointment in Blackley hospital. In
1894 he moved to Lilly, Pa., and on
December 5, 1898, he came to Prince
ton. He was a fellow of the Royal
Society of Arts, London fellow of the
North Bridish academy member of
the American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, American Medi
cal association, American Health asso
ciation, National Geographical society,
and was a Scottish Rite Mason.
While in England (at that time in
the British army) he was married to
Caroline Annie Hole. She later died,
and on June 21, 1898, he was married
at Pittsburg, Pa., to Margaret Helly,
who survives him. The surviving
children are as follows: Thos. L.f
Holdingford, Minn. Joseph, Prince
ton Mrs. H. L. Beckman, Sparta,
Wis. Hazel, Los Angeles, -Cal. Mar
errret and Mary, Princeton. He also
leaves three sisters, viz., Mrs. James
Vrooman, London, Canada Mrs. Geo.
Hibbird, Argusvil!", N. D. Sister
Aquinias, ^Minneapolis and five broth-
ersWilliam, Philadelphia John D..
Ben and Thompson, Minneapolis, and
Joseph, Princeton.
Mrs. Armitage and family wish to
express their heartfelt thanks to the
many friends who so kindly assisted
them during the doctor's illness, for
the deep sympathy tendered them in
their^hour of great sorrow, for the
beautiful floral offerings, and to the
Scottish Rite and Blue Lodge Masons
who assisted at the impressive solem
nities.
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1921
THE FAMOUS BAGPIPERS' BAND
This celebrated musical organization, which was on the Orpheum circuit last season, will be in Princeton
on July 4, give concerts and march in the parade. The members of this band are all natives of Scotland.
COUNTY BOARD.
Farmers' Co-operstive Scale Company
Granted Lease of Part of
Court Hous Grounds.
The Mille Lacs board of county com
missioners met in monthly session in
the basement of the Milaca school
building on Tuesday and conducted the
following business:
Four school petitions were heard
and rejected, namely: Petition of
Frank Bourquin, to be set off from dis
trict 23 to 11 Louis Bratt, from 23
and 29 to 11 K. T. Otos frcm 23 to
11, and F. F. Clark, from 33 to 11.
The Farmers' Co-operative Scale
company of Princeton was granted a
lease for one year of part of the coun
ty court house grounds for the estab
lishment of a scale house and central
market.
A number of bank bonds were pre
sented and accepted and a batch of
bills audited.
Carl Eckdall was appointed a mem
ber of the county chijd welfare board.
Board adjourned to Tuesday. July 5.
RATE RAISE DENIED
Village Council Turns Down Request
of Light & Power Company
to Advance Charges.
Permission Granted Farmers to Estab-
lish and Maintain Public
Scales in Village.
Princeton's village council held its
regular monthly meeting last Thurs
day night, th* eescion having be^n ad
journed from the previous night in
consequence of the high school com
mencement exercises. There was a
goodly attendance at the meeting and
a couple of important propositions
came up for consideration.
The first proposition discussed was
that wherein the Elk River Power &
Light company sought permission
from the council to raise its rates for
light and power. The matter was
thoroughly discussed and the council
unanimously came to the conclusion
that the request be refused upon the
grounds that instead"of an advance a
decrease should be made in the rates.
A request to open the alley in block
8, Damon's addition, was refused for
the reason that it would involve too
great an expense for the benefits to
be derived.
A committee from the Commercial
club and a committee of farmers met
with the council for the purpose of
discussing and deciding the public
scales proposal. The two committees
retired for consultation regarding the
best location for the scales and report
ed to .the council that they had unani
mously decided upon a site on the
east side of the court houco grounds
provided such site could be secured.
The council acquiesced ani the coni
mittees were requested to bring the
proposition before the county commis
sioners and endeavor to obtain their
consent.
The scale house will be built of
wood with asbestos roof and stuccoed.
Auditing of a br.tch of bills con
cluded the work of the session.
Ford Producing 4,000 Cars a Day.
Ford is building cars at full speed
and, according to an official statement
from the factory at Detroit, the de
mand for Ford cars and trucks still
exceeds the output despite the fact
that a new high level of production
has been reached.
By the first of May the figures rep
resenting daily production were in the
neighborhood of 4,000 a day, so the
May schedule was set at 101,125 cars
and trucks, not including the output
of the Ford Canadian plant or any of
the foreign assembling plants. May
12 brought forth 4,092, the greatest
number that has been produced in one
day so far this year. Since the month
has 25 working days present indica
tions point to a new high record.
A comparison of Ford production
figures for 1920 and 1921 discloses the
fact that for April, 1921, the output
was greater by 34,514 than for the
corresponding month of a year ago.
The output for May, 1921, will proba
bly overshadow May, 1920, by between
fifteen and twenty thousand cars and
trucks.
Approximately 45,000 men are at
work in the Detroit plant of the Ford
Motor company. The factory is op
erating on full time, six days a week
and three shifts a day.
"We were never in a better condi
tion than right now," said Henry Ford
recently.
Books Added to Library.
The following books have lately been
added to our public library: When
Knights Were Bold, Tappen Stickeen,
Muir Biography of a Grizzly, Seton
Horsemen of the Plains, Altshcler
Perfect Tribute, Andrews Barnaby
Lee, Bennet Green Mountain Boys,
Thompson Polly Oliver's Problem,
Wiggins Ivanhoe (Windernere Ser.),
Scott Gulliver's Travels, Swift Last
of the Mohicans, Cooper Vagabond
ing i?own the Andes, Franck Cruise
of the Dazzler, London Twenty
Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,
Verne Bartley Freshman Pitcher,
Heyliger Adv. in Beaver Stream
Camp, Dugmore Buccaneers and Pi
rates of Our Coast, Stockton Madame
Chrysanthemum, Loti Short History
of Belgium, Van Der Essen How It
Can Be Told, Gibbs Our National
Parks, Muir White Umbrells in Mexi
co, Smith Four Months in Spain,
Franck Political Works, Holmes,
Lowell, Stevenson, Burns Buried
Alive, Bennett Typhoon, Conrad
Souls of Black Folk, Dubois Rose
Dawn, White Brimming Cup, Fisher
Sister Sue, Porter Princess of Mars,
Burroughs Tess of the Storm Coun
try, White Poetical Works, Bryant,
Milton Mary Barton, Gaskill Tom
Grogan, Smith Betty Alden, Austin
Standish of Standish, Austin Mothers
and Children, Fisher Joan of Arc,
Boutet De Momvel Buxton, Wilmet
Grey Dawn, White.
Weisman Convicted.
Mike Weisman was convicted at
Hastings on Tuesday of conducting a
vice resort at 129 Second St. S., Min
neapolis. His conviction followed a
legal battle between the state of Min
nesota and Weisman which was begun
two years ago and which has extended
to the regime of three county attorn
eys. Floyd B. Olson, present county
attorney, prosecuted the fourth trial,
which has just been concluded.
A stay of proceedings was granted
Weisman by Judge Albert Johnson of
Red Wing, before whom the trial was
conducted, until September 1, to per
mit E. S. Cary, his attorney, to pre
pare a motion for a new trial. If de
nied, Mr. Cary said, the case would
be taken to the state supreme court.
The defendant already is under a
two year sentence in federal court for
the complicity in the Winnipeg-Minne
apolis whiskey conspiracy, to which he
pleaded guilty and then appealed to
the federal court of appeals.
Ford Car Prices Cut.
The Ford Motor company announces
a reduction of from $25 to$5 on all
models of cars and trucks, effective
at once. The reduction amounts to
$25 on touring cars and runabouts,
$50 on coupes, $35 on sedans andj$50
on trucks. Odin Odegard is the local
agent. 25-lc
The Pueblo Flood.
Late reports from the Pueblo flood
estimate the number of lives lost as
65, but these figures will in all proba
bility be increased.
Today relief work is being rapidly
systemized, local workers being as
sisted by the Red Cross. A refuge
camp of 300 tents has been established
UNION
and a complete field hospital. Twen
ty-five Salvation army workers are on
the grounds. They brought two car
loads of food from Denver and the
citizens' committee is supplementing
the supplies for the refugees. It is
estimated that the refugees in the
city of Pueblo number 2,000, many of
them Mexicans and virtually helpless.
Congress has passed a resolution
authorizing and directing the secre
tary o* war to provide temporary re
lief for flood sufferers in the shape of
food and tents.
Legion Commander Meets Death.
Indianapolis, June 9.F. W. Gal
braith, jr., national commander of the
American legion, was killed instantly
and two other men were injured when
an automobile in which thay were
riding wont over a 20-foot embank
ment here early this morning.
H^nry Ryan of Indianapolis, na
tional director of Americanism of the
Americrn legion, and Milton Form-in
of Clicag- nation?1 committeeman of
the legion from Illinois, were the
otL'j occupants of the cor.
Coloniel Galbraith was elected na
tional commander of the American le
gion on September 30, 1920, tc suc
ceed Franklin D'Oiler.
Commander Galbraith bad arranged
to v-sit St. Cloud, Minnetpolis, St.
Paul pnd othe- cities, whore celebra
tions were to be held in his henor, and
these evr.t have been widely adver
tised.
ALUMNI BANQUET.
Enjoyable Annual Event Held at the
High School With Jay Win
sox as Toastmaster.
The twenty-seventh annual banquet
of the Princeton alumni was held in
the high school dining room last Sat
urday evening. The room was pretti
ly decorated in purple and white, the
colors of the incoming class of 1921.
The dinner served wf( one which
would have done credit to a French
chef.
Jay Winsor was the toastmaster
and he carried out his part of the
program in a unique and interesting
manner. Toasts were given by Prof.
Hall, Eunice Neely, Marion Mark,
Mrs. R. D. Whitney and Mrs. H. M.
Avery. The humorous stories of the
toastmaster kept the company in a
happy mood throughout the feast.
Immediately following the banquet
a business meeting was held and of
ficers for the ensuing year were elect
ed. The officers: President, Gladys
Barnes vice president, Sylvia Miller
secretary-treasurer, Ruth Herdliska.
It was decided to raise a fund of
$500, to be placed out at interest, and
each year to give $25 to the senior who
obtains the highest average in his
studies. A committee was appointed
with Grover Umbehocker as chairman
to determine means of raising this
fund.
The new members of the alumni
were then put through the initiatory
stunts and the remainder of the even
ing was devoted to dancing.
The gathering was one of the larg
est and the entertainment the most
enjoyable in the history of the alumni
association.
Wahkon Coming to the Front.
The Union is pleased to rcproducp
the following from the Wahkon Enter
price: "Wahkon ent^rta'nod *he larg
est crowd in its historv lasf
Sunday
and Mondav. The hotel and restau
rant were filled to overflowing, near
ly every Lome in town ma6 om for
some of the people, and quite a num
ber camped on the lakeshore. It is
estimated that there were about 500
of these visitors. All hotel and boat
ing accommodations had been reserved
several days in advance, and while a
large crowd was expected, the number
of people who came far exceeded all
forecasts. It was a different class of
people than has ever visited Wahkon
before, some of the visitors being
among the leading business and pro
fessional men of both Minneapolis and
St. Paul. Nothing special had been
arranged to attract tnese people here,
nor had any effort been made to get
them to come at this time. It was
just a spontaneous movement on the
part of vhe folks to come to Mille
Lacs lake for an outing. Many of
them had never been here-before all
plan on coming again. In conversa
tion with a number of the visitors it
was learned that the attractions of
Mille Lacs lake are the talk of the
cities and that it is rapidly gainng in
popularity as a place for an outing."
Bus Overturns.
One of the Princeton-Minneapolis
busses overturned between here and
Zimmerman, on the Jefferson high
way, last Thursday, and Mrs. Arthur
W. Armatage of Minneapolis was
badly bruised. The other passengers,
16 in number, escaped with a shake
up. Mrs. Armatage was in Princeton
for the purpose' of organizing a girl
scout camp. The accident occurred^
when the bus turned out to permit a
truck to pass, when it struck soft
earth and upset.
He Looked That Old.
ark,
TpmmyWere you in the
grandfather
^GrandfatherNo, my boy, why?
TommyWell, then how is it you
weren't drowned ?London Opinion.
VOLUME 45, NO. 25
CHIEF GIVES ORDERS
Commissioner Babcock Tells Army of
Maintenance Patrolmen Now in
Field to "Get Results."
On Trunk Highways Designated for
Maintenance Force Will Num-
ber Over 1,000 Men.
"Get resultsthe opportunity and
necessity for real service is before us,"
is the order C. M. Babcock, state high
way conimissioner, has issued to the
army of maintenance patrolmen now
in the field.
"Maintaining a smooth road surface
always will be your first and main ob-
ject," said the- commissioner. "The
public bases its opinion of a road
largely upon ndmg qualities, and good
surfacing cannot be too highly empha
sized. You must also familianze your
selves with the layout of trunk high
ways and locations of more important
places, ?nd try to give gener-1, and
cases of trouble, immediate aid to the
traveling public, all without charge."
Special improvements on scopes of
scattered sections in the truak high
way system already have been started
and will be pushed rapidly, according
to highway department announce
ments, but the right kind of mainte
nance will be the principle means for
carrying immediate benefits to all dis
tricts alike. A fund of $3,000,000 a
year has been set aside for this pur
pose.
On trunk highways designated for
maintenance the force will number
more than 1,000 patrolmen. More
than half of that number are already
on the job, and the completed list will
be made public about June 15. Each
patrolman must work 10 hours a day
with team or tractor, grader, drag or
other equipment to keep his section of
five to eight miles in good condition.
Floating gangs and district crews with
heavier equipment will build up good
maintenance foundation when neces*
sary.
W. F. Rosenwald, chief maintenance"
engineer, supplemented Commissioner
Babcock's statement to the patrolmen.
"Of the many problems in the new
stite highway program," he said,
"none is of such vast and far-reaching
importance as providing adequate
maintenance and upkeep. There must
be constrnt attention and untiring ef
fort to keep these routes always in the
best condition, and each patrolman
must share the responsibility. Patrol
men must be industrious, honest, sensi
ble, courteous, and willing to learn.
They must have brains and demon
strate to the traveling public that they
know how to use them. Their employ
ment is conditioned on satisfactory
performance."
Unless a flag on the section is out
to indicate that the patrolmen is at
the gravel pit or elsewhere on regular
work he should be found at work on
his boat during usual working hours,
it was explpined. Daily reports will
b-s required to keep check on tre op
erations of erch. Explicit instruc
tions for employing time aftor show
ers, and so forth, to the best advan
tage are reedy.
''Keep the traveled way of earth or
gravel roads smooth and even by noing
a light grader, planer or drag," En
gineer Rosenwald added. "Rrkc off
oversize material, keep drains open,
holes filled, brush and we- ds cut,
budges safe, marker and detour signs
and guprdrails in repair, and in every
possible way safeguard traffic and
give 100 per cent scvice to
of Minnesota trunk highways."
Recent bulletins compiled by M. J.
Hoffman, assistant maintenance engin
eer, indicate that more thin hrlf the
total mileage of the trunk highway
system already is in good condition,
and the bigger part of the ivmainder
is classed as fair. The patrol service
is designed to wipe bad and impassa
ble designations from tho Minresota
highway map and put all trurk lines
in the good roads class.
"With adequate maintenance provid
ed in this manner, new construction
will be carried forward as fast as
funds will permit. Local road authori
ties, with more money at their dis
posal, will rapidly improve laterals or
feeder roads. A mighty system of
highways leading into the remotest
sections of the state will be built up,
and within 10 years Minnesota will
be able to advertise herself to the
world as a state with 38,000 miles of
reads and every mile adequately im
proved," was Commissioner Babcock's
summary.
Coming to Princeton.
While classical music is its forte
and the program composed of first
class selections, the Million Dollar
bend, which plays at Princeton on
Monday, June 13, offers a sufficient
amount of jazz music to satisfy the
ragtime music lovers who are num
erous in every audience.
People, as a whole, whether lovers
of classical or popular music, are
eager to hear this wonderful musical
organization play the airs which
helped to inspire the fighting yankees
to victory in the Argonne forest in
the closing months of the hot summer
of 1918.
For further information soe adver
tisement in this number of the Union.
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