MRS. R. DUNN, Publisher
IN HAWS CAPITAL
Plan for the Organization of a World
Tribunal Drafted Upon Re-
quest of President.
"With Substantial Amendments House
Packer Bill Passes Senate by
Vote of 45 to 21.
A plan for an association of nations
has bocn drafted at t'-o -equest of
President Harding. The draft now
complete covers several typewritten
pages and is constructed around the
idea of codifying intern, thival law
and setting up a world tribunal after
the plan advocated by Mr. Harding in
his campaign speeches.
The house packer bill, with substan
tial amendments, was adopted by the
senate by a vote of 43 to 21. It es
tablishes the principle of government
supervision of the live stock and meat
packing industry, but not the strict
sort of regulation urged fry the far
mer bloc of western republicans in
the senate. The bill as passed forbids
the packers to engage in unfair or
deceptive devices or practices, to ap
portion the supply by interdealing, to
restrain commerce, or create monopo
ly, or to manipulate prices by inter
dealing. It also forbids stock yard
operators from charging unreasona
ble rates or engaging in deceptive
President Harding will ask congress
to authorize the refunding of the allies'
debts to the United States into long
term bonds and their sale to Ameri
can investors, the proceeds therefrom
to be used to retire Liberty bonds.
Senator W. E. Borah in a speech on
"too much government," declared that
a continuation of the present bureau
cratic tendency would mean the end of
The United States chamber of com
merce has come put strong against a
cash bonus for service men. A brief
sent to President Harding and hun
dreds of trade and commercial organi
zations declared that the war had laid
a martgage of $1,135 on every family
in the United States and that a cash
bonus would only add to the burden.
At the same time the brief made it
clear that the organization is actively
in favor of "national legislation to
meet adequately the needs of hospital
ization and rehabilitation for disabled
veterans, and for constructive meas
ures to enable former service men to
cultivate the soil, to build homes or to
obtain vocational training."
The house committee on banking
and currency has amended the bill
presented in the house by Representa
tive A. P. Nelson, of Grantsburg, Wis.,
which authorizes the secretary of the
treasury to deposit $50,000,000 as
might be required with the farm loan
board to enable it to finance the pur
chase of martgages pending a sale of
periodical bond issues. In the original
farm loan act the treasury was author
ized to deposit $6,000,000 with the
farm loan board to start the system.
The house voted to cut the army
strength to 150,000 within the next
three months, a slight concession from
its previous vote, which would have
reduced the army to 120,000, but one
which is wholly inadequate in the
opinion of the senate and war de
Political leaders are calling Presi
dent Harding's attention to the firm
organization which the agricultural
industry is assuming. In addition to
the congressional organization of the
so-called agricultural bloc, the de
mands of agriculture has resulted in
the formation of a special committee
on economics in the agricultural de
partment, fostered by Secretary H. C.
Wallace. This importance which is be
ing attached to the farm industry is a
new thing in political and economic
life. It is based on the assumption
that farming is the basic industry of
the country and that it has a right
to the most eminent consideration.
Secretary Hoover has announced
that preliminary work on a plan to
make storage certificates on grain
available to the farmers as credit
collateral has been completed by the
conference called by himself and Sec
retary Wallace. The plan was con
sidered by all parties to the confer
ence to be practical and tJ"*promis
great advantages. It was agreed that
the plan requires no federal legisla
tion and differs entirely from all other
plans hitfierto proposed, as it revolves
upon the insurance of the certificate
as to quantity and grade by the lia
bility companies and provides freedom
of movement of commodities from
local to terminal warehouses if con
gestion requires. It supplements and
in no way replaces or competes with
farmers' co-operative storage and
Direct negotiations have been be
gun between the United States and
Japan for the settlement of the ques
tions pending between them. These
include the island of Yap, the immi
gration question, the alien land ques
tion, and the return-of Shantung to
China by Japan. The negotiations are
being conducted by Baron Shidehara,
the Japanese ambassador, and Secre
tary Hughes. The settlement of the
Yap question would make unneces
sary any consideration of this ques-
tion by the league of nations.
Minnesota has pledged sufficient re
publican votes, with the aid of demo
crats, to defeat the proposed retalia
tory tariff on finished lumber from
Canada if Chairman Fordney of the
ways and means committee and his
supporters refuse to back down be
fore the bill reaches the final stages
of passabge on the floor of the house.
With ultimate victory virtually in
sight the Minnesotans now are prepar
ing to defeat Mr. Fordney in the coun
cils of the republican party. While
they are anxious to prevent a lumber
tariff from an economic standpoint
they are even more concerned over
the political side of the question. They
see a landslide against the republican
congress two years hence if a prohibi
tive duty is voted on finished lumber
The senate has flatly refused to ac
cept the house substitute for the Knox
peace resolution, sending both meas
ures to conference. Instruction was
given to the senate managers to in
sist upon the senate draft of the peace
resolution and to oppose substitution
of the so-called Porter measure to the
last ditch. All signs point to a pro
longed deadlock over the measure.
The administration, it is clearly indi
cated, will refuse to intervene in the
controversy. President Harding, it is
understood, is desirous that the two
houses work out a solution without
executive interference. The adminis
tration, according to report at the cap
ital, is in no great hurry for final
adoption of the resolution, in fact
would not be greatly disappointed if
it were held up in conference until the
European situation clears up more
The soldiers bonus bill was on Mon
day favorably reported to the senate
by the finance committee. The meas
ure was accepted practically as drafted
by a subcommittee and embraces five
plans of adjusting compensation of
veterans, ranging from a cash pay
ment of $1 a day for home service and
$1.25 for foreign service to aid in ac
Band Proposition, Baseball Matter
and Fourth of July Celebra
tion Taken Up.
A regular meeting of the Princeton
Commercial club was held at the
armory on Tuesday evening with Vice
President C. H. Ntlson presiding and
23 members in attendance.
The question of assisting the
Princeton band was brought up and
fully discussed. It was the consensus
of opinion that the p-oposition could
best be handled through the school
board and no official action was taken.
It was reported to the club that the
Princeton base ball torn was in finan
cial difficulties rnd there was a serious
possibility of the disbandment for
lack of funds. It was therefore unani
mously agreed that the ball organiza
tion be granted a loan of $250 from
the commercial club funds to help tide
the team over its difficulties, with the
understanding that this sum be re
paid as soon as the team is fble to
so do and, in case the te?m does not
make a financial success, a subscrip
tion be taken up to reimburse the com
mercial club for the amount furnished.
The Fourth of July celebration was
taken up and all agreed to assist the
legionaircs in every way possible to
make the event a success. It was de
cided that the commercial club have
an appropriate float in the parade on
July 4, and the matter was left to Sec
It was decided to turn the club
rooms over to the buttermakers for
their convention on June 23.
Frederick T. Kettelhodt and Mrs.
Elvena E. Smith of Princeton were
married at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Sundboom in St. Paul by Rev.
Heyne at 7:30 p. m. on June 16.
The bride was gowned in blue Can
ton silk crepe and carried a bridal
wreath of rosebuds. She was attend
ed by her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Sund
boom, and Mr. Sanboom was best
man. Hazel Sundboom was ring bear
er and Lucille Sundboom flower girl.
Mrs. Sylvia Troseth, niece of the
bride, played the wedding march.
Following the ceremony a wedding
supper was served, those present be
ing E. G. Waldhoff and son, Earl,
North Branch Bernard Klaus and
son, Harry, St. Paul Mrs. Lydia Ap
gar, Mrs. Sylvia Troseth, Mr. and
Mrs. Matthew Peterson and son, Je
rome, St. Paul Miss Elenore Smith,
daughter of the bride, Princeton.
Their many friends wish them their
full share of life's blessings.
A Narrow Escape.
Ray Robideau had a narrow escape
from drowning while bathing in Rum
river below Umbehocker's ice house
on Saturday. There were several
(bathing there at the time and Ray,
who cannot swim, seeing some of the
others dive off the bank into a deep
hole, followed suit. His companions,
|who were disporting in the water, did
not at first miss him but, when his
absence was noticed, commenced div
ing to rescue him. He was eventually
pulled out by Jet Chapman, and it was
none too soon. The water was rolled
out of him and he was eventually re
suscitated. He sustained no bad ef
fects from the plunge.
FIFTH GAME IS LOST
Princeton Goes Down Before Lind-
strom in a Well-Played Game
in Syd. Berggren's Town.
Bob Berg Hit in Head With Pitched
Ball and is Compelled to Re-
tire From the Field.
The Princeton ball team's winning
streak went blooie when it motored
over to Lindstrom last Sunday and
picked up a 5 to 2 defeat at the hands
of the summer resort outfit. It was a
good game of ball to watch and the
large crowd present seemed to enjoy
the whole performance from curtain
to curtain. Lindstrom put up a classy
article of ball and the official scorer
only had one error charged up to
them. Their second*ijmseman was the
only player who made a miscue and
it did -no damage as it came in the
fifth frame, in which Princeton failed
to score anyhow.
The game started in big league style
when both teams got away to an even
start in the first, 0 to 0. Princeton
took the lead in the second when they
slipped over the first counter. Fisher
banged out a single and Smith fol
lowed up with another. Petterson laid
down a sacrifice bunt that put "Fish"
safely on third with Smithie anchored
securely at second. Grow drove out a
fly to center that J. Swanson smoth
ered but could not get Fisher at the
plate on the throw-in. Nothing doing
for either side then until the last
half of the fourth. The large home
crowd was wildly urging their pets
to do something for their country and
for the baseball reputation of Lind
strom. And do it they didaided and
abetted by four bad slips on the part
of the visitors. G. Swanson opened
up this episode with a safe hit, good
for one sack. D. Swanson laid down a
bunt and Princeton balled the play
up, with the result that both the run
ners were safe. Geer struck out but
Fish let the last one get away from
him and then threw the runner out at
first. The man at third got trapped
between home and third on the come
back, but what looked like an easy
putout developed into a Lindstrom
score when the peg to third went high
and the runner romped home, while
Petterson was retrieving the ball out
in left field. J. Swanson kicked in
with a single, scoring run No. 2 for
Apparently the Lindstromites liked
the sound of these counters going up
on the score board as they came right
back in the fifth and increased their
lead by adding another score to it.
Peterson was first up and singled. An
derson, pitching for Princeton, tigh
tened up and struck the next two
batters out. Nickolson was hit with a
pitched ball and when Petterson
dropped G. Swanson's liner to left
field Peterson scored on the play. This
ended the scoring until the last half
of the eighth, when Lindstrom added
two more to their total and hung the
bacon up far beyond the reach of
Manke's ham-hungry barnstormers.
With one down, D. Swanson cut loose
with a screaming single to center.
"Pop" Geer drove a high one to left
field that Petterson lost in the sun
spots and, before the mix-up was un
tangled, Swanson and Geer scored,
while the Princetonians kicked madly
around in the weeds along the first
base foul lirie to recover the lost ball.
It was an outright gift of two perfect
ly good scores, but had no real bear
ing on the outcome of the game as the
score would have been 3 to 2 in Lind
strom's favor at the finish regardless
of the mishap. Princeton started an
eleventh hour rally in the ninth that
made the crowd pause temporarily in
its general movement towards the ex
its. With two down and nobody on
Jack Schmidt was sent in as a pincn
hitter and surprised himself and ev
erybody else by cracking out a clean
single. Pinch hitters aren't supposed
to hit but Jack did it just the same.
Grow made a perfect batting record
for the afternoon when he smashed out
a double that drove Jack in w'ili
Princeton's last marker. Andeison
finished the game on a popup to the
first baseman. Final count, Lird
strom 5, Princeton 2.
Lindstrom is a real ball town. Good
grounds, fair-minded crowd and good
umpiring. They have a regular big
league park over there and are still
improving it. This hustling little city
by the Chisago lakes is doing a good
work towards making Sunday baseball
in the small towns a healthy, clean,
legitimate recreation for players and
spectators alike. More power to you,
Lindstrom! The only thing we're sor
ry about is that you're so far away
(Continued on page 8.)
He Discovered Saccharin.
Saccharin, 500 times as sweet as
sugar and much in demand during the
war, was discovered by an instructor
in Johns Hopkins university. The
story runs as follows:
In the summer of 1878 the discov
erer, C. Fahlberg by name, was try
ing to restore certain organic bodies.
At the dinner table at the close of a
busy day he noticed that a piece of
bread tasted uncommonly sweet. It
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1921
occurred to him at once -hat the sweet
ness came from his hands, though he
had: carefully washed them before sit
ting down to eat. He hurried back to
his laboratory and tasted all the
glasses he had used in his experiments.
,One of them he found exceptionally
sweet. He analyzed the remaining
drops and found that they were a de
rivative of benzol. In 1884 he set up
an experimental factory for the man
ufacture of saccharin in New York.
To Inspect Roads by Plane.
Highway Commissioner Babcock and
Mayor Meyers of Minneapolis have
completed arrangements for a three
day aerial road inspection tour of
northern Minnesota. .They will leave
Minneapolis on June 27 and fly over
Brainerd, Fargo, Crookston, Detroit,
Park Rapids and Fergus Falls. Road
conditions in the territory covered will
be observed and recorded.
BOB BERG INJURED.
Hit by Pitched Ball in Lindstrom
Princeton Game and is Car
ried From the Field.
In the ball game between Princeton
and Lindstrom at the latter place on
Sunday the Union regrets to state
that Bob Berg, one of the best men
on our team, was struck by a pitched
ball and put out of commission. He
received a heavy smash on the right
side of his head, near the temple,
which caused temporary blindness,
rendered him speechless and for a
time paralyzed his right side. Three
doctors were called and they ex
pressed the opinion that, so terrific
was the impact, had the ball struck
the temple Bob would never have
lived to tell the tale.
On Tuesday Bob had sufficiently re
covered from the shock to bebrought
home, where he was placed under the
care of Dr. Cooney, and is progressing
favorably toward recovery.
Bob's friends all hope to soon see
him again holding up his end with the
Princeton baseball team.
Rev. and Mrs. Milne Honored.
The'following is an excerpt from
the Fairmont Sentinel:
The reception at the Congregational
church Monday evening in Tionor of
Rov. Mr. Milne, the new pastor, and
his charming wife, was a most enter
The program was hSffpy and snap
yy, everyone of the numbers bristling
with bright ideas, good stories or time
Supt. Brainerd officiated as master
of ceremonies and was most felicitous
in his introductions.
The piece de resistance of the even
ing was Mrs. Richardson's address,
"For the Church," an earnest plea for
harmony, loyalty to organization, fel
lowship, forgiveness and charity. Her
remarks put the audience in good hu
mor and cleared the atmosphere for
good things that were to come.
Every speaker was most cordial in
greetings to Rev. Mr. Milne^and his
family. The new pastor, in his short
but eloquent talk, showed his appre
ciation of the hospitality that had been
shown him since his arrival in the
Mrs. Oliver B. Dibblee.
Mrs. Oliver B. Dibblee died at her
home in Princeton on Monday, June
20, and the funeral was held from
the residence yesterday afternoon,
Rev. W. B. Milne coming here from
Fairmont to conduct the solemnities.
The interment was at Oak Knoll.
Mrs. Dibblee was born in Princeton
township on May 16, 1869. She is
survived by her husband, two brothers,
Frank and William Schilling, Prince
ton and two sisters, Mrs. L. D. Bock
oven, Princeton, and Mrs. J. L. Larson,
Deceased was a woman well liked
in the communitykindhearted, chari
table and a true christian. Her
memory will be long cherished by
those who knew her.
The husband, brothers and sisters
extend heartfelt thanks to the kind
friends who assisted them during the
illness and at the obsequies of wife
and sister, and for the beautiful floral
Anson Howard Dies Suddenly.
Yesterday afternoon* at about 3:30
Anson Howard, who lived in the small
house next to the undertaking par
lors, was found lying on the floor
dead by Tom Looney, his son-in-law.
Not long before Mr. Howard was up
town talking to friends. Heart dis
ease was the cause of his death. His
obituary will be published next week.
Funeral at M. E. church tomorrow
at 2 p. m.
The body of Clara Ekren, aged 15
years, daughter of Henry Ekren of
Spooner, Wis., was brought here and
interred in Oak Knoll cemetery on
Monday. She is survived by her fath
er and one brother. The family for
merly lived in Greenbush.
Leach's Majority 13,907.
The official count of the canvassing
board shows that Colonel Lerch's ma
jority over Van Lear for mayor of
Minneapolis was 13,907. The total
vote cast for the office was 144,571
Leach 79,239 Van Lear, 65,332.
CELEBRATION JULY 4
Legionairesy and Businessmen Make
Adequate Preparations to En-
Elaborate Program of Sports, Con-
certs, Etc., Formulated for
Arrangements for a big celebration
of Independence'day on Monday, July
4, have been perfected by the members
pf Fremont Woodcock post, American
legion, and the Princeton Commercial
club, and the program is one which
should attract a multitude of people to
this village upon that occasion. Every
effort has been put forth to make this
celebration the best that this part of
the country has ever witnessed, and
people from the surrounding territory
are especially invited to participate
with the assurance that they will pass
one of the most enjoyable days of
their lives. Ladies who attend will
find a most pleasant place to rest in
the basement of the Princeton State
bank as well as at the armory. The
pommittee of arrangements will see
that every visitor is well cared for.
Many big attractions will enter into
the program. A monster parade will
start the celebrationthat is, of
course, several hours after Bill Caley
awakens everyone from their slumbers
by firing his dynamite gun 145 times
between 3 and 4 a. m. The famous
Bagpipers' band will in itself be worth
traveling miles to hear. All the boys
in this band are from the land of
Bobbie Burns and they wear the real
Scotch kilts. All sorts of field sports
will be pulled off, including,foot races
and a ball game between the wild
Irish from Foley and Fred Manke's
bunch of desperadoes. One of the at
tractions will be the jumping of a
hrrd-boiled character who does not
value his life from the top of the
Odd Fellows building. Then, you will
have a chance of being presented with
a new Ford car.
In the evening there will be a dance
at the armory, where people may fox
trot or whirl in the ^Jizzy waltz to
their hearts' content. A magnificent
pyrotechnic display will also enter in
to the program.
Spend the Fourth in Princeton and
you will never regret it^
9:30Races and sports.
10:30Grond stren, parade.
11:30L-^p for life from top of
Odd Fellows building.
12:00Concert, Glendorado band
and Scotch Bagpipers band, Main
12:30Speech, court house grounds.
1:00 to 2:45Races and spirts.
3:00B?)ll game at fair grounds,
Foley vs. Princeton dancing, armory,
Little Jolnnv's orchest^*.
3:30Concert, court house grounds,
Scotch Babpipers band.
7:00Sports until ^ark.
8:30Fireworks. 9:00Dance, armory, Little John
After cupper at the cmory a Ford
touring car with demountable rims
and starter will be given away.
Those Immigration Figures.
Figures showing the number of im
migrants who can be admitted to th1"
country during the fiscal year begin
ning July 1 under the Dillingham per
centage immigration law hava b^cn
announced by W. W. Husband, com
missioner of immigration. The list is
complete, it was stated, with the ex
ception of figuxes for Turkey and
Under the law 77,206 immigrants
will be allowed to enter from the
United Kingdom during the fiscal
year from Norway, 12,116 Sweden,
19,956 Denmark, 5,644 the Nether
lands, 3,602 Belgium, 1,557 Luxem
burg, 92 France, 5,692 Switzerland,
3,745 Germany, 68,039 Danzig, 285
Finland, 3,890 Africa, 120 Portugal,
2,269 Spain, 663 Italy, 42,021 Rus
sia, 34,247 Austria, 7,544 Hungaria,
5,635 Roumania, 7,414 Bulgaria, 301
Greece, 3,286 Czecho-Slovakia, 14,269
Jugoslavia, 6,405 Albania, 287 Fiume,
71 Poland, with western Galicia, 25,-
800 Eastern Galicia, 5,781 Australia,
271, and New Zealand} 50.
But of what signific nee is this list
when immigrants are being admitted
in excess of the monthly quota almost
every dry in the week at the port of
New York? To a man up a tree the
proceeding savors of a bald-headed
Legality of Clause Assailed.
The subdivision of the 1921 law to
reimburse municipalities for money
paid out for permanently improving
the highways described in the Brbcock
good roads amendment is declared to
be unconstitutional in an opinion given
by C. H. Christopherson, assistant at
torney general. Counties, however,
can be reimbursed for county work
"This subdivision was added after
the original draft of the law was
made," Mr. Christopherson says, "and
it was so added at the insistence of
several cities and villages which de
sired reimbursement for work done of
a permanent character on roads desig
nated as trunk highways."
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth
not concerned, as it was definitely
understood that these cities will not
benefit by the law. Red Wing, Osseo,
Alexandria, Slayton, Pipestone and
Worthington were said to be among
the cities which probably will be affect
ed by the interpretation of the law as
given by Mr. Christopherson.
The clause in the law provides that
the municipality can be reimbursed by
the state through the county. Re
garding this Mr. Christopherson says:
"If then, the legislature is, by the con
stitution, prohibited from reimburs
ing directly a city or village for mon
eys it may have so expended, can the
legislature do this indirectly through
the medium of a county?
7"I think not, in view of the familiar
rule that one is not permitted to do
indirectly what he is prevented from
doing directly. When the state reim
burses a county it cannot truly be said
that the state has expended money for
improving trunk highways.
"While this amendment was being
debated throughout the state in 1920
this office ga\e out two opinions hold
ing the view herewith indicated.
"I am clearly of the opinion that
said subdivision is unconstitutional,
and hence it should be entirely ig
The Millo Lacs County Holstein
breeders will heve tlvjir first picnic on
June 30. This will be progressive
picnic starting at Milic, at 9 a. m.,
visiting several herds and having dem
onstrations at each plac?. Th will
visit four or five herds in the morn
ing and go to Andrew Thilquist's farm
for a basket lunch at noon. A good
program will be put on there. Speak
ers will be there who know the value
of better stock. Axel Hanson, the man
who made the world's record with
Dutchess Skylark Ormsby, has been
asked to be there and it will be worth
anyone's time to go and hear this
man. Be there and take your neigh
bors. If you can'i, mike the tour be
at Thilquist's at 1 p. m.
Those Good Old People, Mr. and Mrs.
Panchot, Celebrate Fiftieth
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
A. F. Panchot was celebrated at For
eston on Saturday, June 18. A nup
tual high mass was said at the St.
Louis church by Rev. John Krai of
Foreston, Rev. Jos. Willenbrink of
the cathedral of St. Cloud and Rev.
Fr. Terbeaux of Hinckley assisting.
Silvester Neumann of Bemidji and
Riehard Neumann of Foreston were
the altar boys. Mrs. Ellen Neumann
of Bemidji assisted the choir. Mrs.
J. Stromwall of Foreston played
Lohengrin's wedding march as the
wedding party entered the church.
Mrs. Panchot was attired in taupe
chiffon taffeta, wearing a beaded veil
and carrying a bouquet of bridal roses
and orange blossoms. Mr. Panchot
wore the conventional black. They
were attended by Mrs. Panchot's sis
ter, former bridesmaid Mrs. Ellen
Robideau, of Bend, Ore., and Mrs.
Panchot's brother, H. Blair of Salt
Lake City, Utah. Mary Ann Stuart of
Bemidji and Theresa Neumann of
Foreston, granddaughters, were flower
girls, and Willard Lewis McCarthy o'
Crosby, a great grandson, wrs ring
The wedding dinner wrs served at
gh noon on the lawn. The trbles
were beautifully decorated with cut
flowers by Mrs. J. R. Norgren, the
color scheme being gold and white.
Mr. and Mrs. Panchot were present
ed with many beautiful gifts of gold,
also a large amount of gold coin.
They have resided in Foreston 25
years and have eight children. All
were present with the exception of
one son, G. A. Panchot of Sonora, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. Panchot received the
congratulations of their numerous
friends with wishes that they may
live to celebrate many another wed
John C. Lane.
John C. Lane was born in Baldwin 19
years ago, on March 31, 1902, and died
June 17,1921. He leaves to mourn his
loss a mother, father, two sisters,
Pearl and Ruby, and one brother,
John was a noble character and per
fect example of youth. He was a
kind, fun-loving boy, respected by all
who knew him. He was pressed 'on to
his noble ambitions by tha hands of
a loving mother and father, who never
ceased trying to make his home hours
the most pleasant of his life. And he
truly loved his home and rlways per
formed his duties with a most willing
hand. He will be sorely missed by all
who knew him.
Funeral services were held from the
homo on Sundry afternoon, Rev. Clark
officiating. That ho had a host of
friends was evidenced by the large
gathering and many beautiful floral
offerings. His funeral was one of the
largest ever held in this community.
The remains were laid to rest in the
S. A. Lane and family wish to thank
all their neighbors and friends who
so kindly helped them during the ill
ness of their beloved son and brother,
also for the many kind words of sym
pathy and beautiful floralXoffcrings.
VOLUME 45, NO. 27
Commissioner Babcock Starts Main-
tenance and Construction on
a Statewide Scale.
Babcock Plan Is Primarily to Provide
a Good Road to Every Farm
Gate in Minnesota.
Minnesota's highway development
program, to pull the state out of the
mud and into the front of good roads
ranks, is rapidly passing from the
plan to the actual performance stage,
according to official figures given out
this week by the state highway de
Road funds from all sources and for
all purposes in Minnesota this year
will aggregate $26,333,000, which will
include $13,850,000 of automobile tax
revenue, federal aid and county bond
funds for use on trunk highways, and
$12,500,000 of local tax funds and state
aid for improvements and repairs on
lateral or feeder roads.
Charles M. Babcock, state highway
commissioner, with John H. Mullen,
assistant commissioner and chief high
way engineer, and other staff men,
and with the co-operation of county
road authorities, is working to spread
benefits as rapidly as possible. The
highway program for this season is
well under way, official figures show,
although less than 60 days have
passed since the legislature of 1921
put good roads amendment No. 1 into
effect, releasing funds and granting
authority. Preliminary work was
done quickly, however, and big de
velopments are shown during the last
thirty days. 4
A list of new construction projects
on which nearly $5,000,000 of state and
county funds is to be spent and which
are located in nearly 50 widely scat
tered sections of the state was recent
ly given out by O. L. Kipp and J. T.
Ellison, chief engineers on construc
tion and bridges respectively. About
$3,500,000 of these are already under
contracts and a call for bids will be
made soon on the remaining and other
W. F. Rosenwald, chief maintenance^
engineer, and his assistant, Engineer
M. J. Hoffman, announce that 1,009
patrolment, one for each 5 to 8-mile
section of trunk highway, arc now at
work keeping the roads smooth, also
that fleets made up of more than 40
tractors and 100 trucks are giving the
patrolmen special help when necessary
to put their sections in good shape for
maintenance. Names of patrolmen on
roads hereabouts are to be given out
"We are building and maintaining
good smooth highways, but we cannot
police them, too, under the law," the
commissioner says. "That is primari
ly a matter for the sheriffs of the dif
ferent counties as far as rural high
ways are involved. But we will be
glad to co-operate as far as possible
to insure public safety in regard to
speeding as well as in other direc
tions." Counties which are employing
sheriffs' deputies for road policing on
motorcycles find the plan more than
celf-sustaining, fines exceeding the ex
pense. Speed-breaking bumps, de
scribed as bumps that will be hardly
felt at a 25-mile pace but will almost
throw occupants from cars driven
faster than 40-milcs an hour, were
suggested but Commissioner Babcock
said he was not ready to subscribe to
The fact that the Babcock plan is
primarily to provide a good road to
every Minnesota farm gate and not
merely automobile boulevards is being
emphasized by the present campaign
for good federal aid legislation. That
it makes available approximately $5,-
000,000 a year for the less expensive
though larger system o# feeder roads
than for the heavy-traffic trunk
routes has been pointed out by state
highway officials. "Farmers' roads
get first consideration under the Min
nesota highway plan. This is primar
ily an agricultural state and farmers'
roads must have that place. Anything
that will hinder instead of help the
farmers of the state has no part in
(the program," says the commissioner.
The same policy will apply under the
intent of the new law regulating the
use of "cleats and lugs on wheels on
Minnesota highways, to allay the fears
of threshermen. Mud hooks arc barred
as a rule, but the use of lugs will be
permitted when necessary. "Neither
the highway department nor the far
mers want rords carelessly torn up
and damaged, and we count on the
threshermen Using good judgment to
avoid it," he says.
Wool Growers, Attention.
The county agent and two of the
wool growers attended the meeting of
the Kanabec County Wool Growers'
association on Friday, June 17, and
it was arranged at that meeting that
anyone from Mille Lacs county who
desires to pool their wool should noti
fy the county agent at Milaca before
July 15, stating how-many pounds of
wool he would have to pool. The Kan
abec county farmers decided to pool
the same as last year and ahip to Chi
cago. If anyone wants to pool notify
your county agent and he will arrange
for pooling with Kanabec county.
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