Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, November 10, 1921, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
OF THE CAPITAL
Senate Passes $7^,000,000 Aid Meas-
ure for Highway Construction
ARMISTICE DAY A HOLIDAY
Woodruff Introduces Bill in House Pro-
viding for $100,000,000 a Year
Federal Road Aid.
The senate has passed the $75,000,-
000,000 good roads bill for federal aid
in highway construction and conse
quently the big winter program
mapped out "by the Minnesota highway
department will be launched almost at
once and the unemployment situation
be thereby relieved. Minnesota gets
$2,130,000 of federal aid under the bill
3ust passed, and Attorney General Hil
ton has advised the highway depart
ment that it can anticipate automobile
license-collections for next year in let
ting contracts The state, 'therefore,
will match the federal aid dollar for
dollar and probably mfire. Plans are
now ready for from 25 to 50 road proj
ects. The most important routes and
short connecting lines will be the first
to receive attention, according to
Charles M. Babcock, state highway
commissioner. The federal aid is not
as large as the highway authorities
had hoped for, and it is expected that
congress by another year will return
to the former basis of $100,000,000 a
year, allowing Minnesota $2,840,000 a
year, its share on a mileage basis. A
bill making this appropriation annual
ly for the next five years is before
congress and probably will be disposed
of this winter.
The federal government, between
July 1, 1922, and July 1, 1927, would
aid states to the extent of $500,000,000,
(Continued on page eight)
RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP.
Membership Campaign Starts on Arm
istice Day Home Organiza
tion Needs Support.
The annual Red Cross membership
campaign will be initiated in Prince
ton on Armistice day. Many demands
are being made at this season of the
year but we all know that no organiza
tion can operate without funds. So if
we are to have a Salvation army and
a Red Cross, we must support them.
The Red Cross membership fee is
$1. The old slogan, ''all you need is
a dollar and a heart," tells the whole
story and it is not at all probable that
the citizens of Princeton need to be
urged to respond to the appeal this
Fifty cents of every dollar goes to
the Red Cross main office to be de
posited in a relief fund. Money is
drawn from this fund to furnish relief
when some big disaster occurs as the
forest fires in 1918 or the Fergus Falls
cyclone. From this fund at present
there is also being drawn money to
support the Red Cross workers in the
army hospitals in the twin cities. The
other fifty cents goes into the county
Red Cross fund.
During the past year Mille Lacs
county has supported a Red Cross
nurse, Miss Leah Barskey, who has de
voted all her time to work in this
county. Miss Barskey has been a
most efficient worker and the people
of Mille Lacs county should be proud
of the record she has made the past
twelve months. In giving a dollar to
the Red Cross, it should be remem
bered that half of that amount will be
spent right here in the county in sup
porting Miss Barskey in her work.
During the past year our county
nurse has conducted an examination
of the children in all the schools in the
county and has made her second visit
to 12 of the schools. She has taken
14 children to Minneapolis to receive
free medical treatment at the Uni
versity dispensary and five of these
children were placed in the hospital.
One crippled child was taken to the
Phalen Park hospital and is now being
treated by a specialist who is attempt
ing to straighten her limbs. Miss
Barskey has organized the Child Wel
fare board, has taught nursing classes
in three women's clubs the lake dis
trict, assisted in the organization of
the parents' and teachers' association
at Wahkon, has made arrangements
for building two children's clinics and
has made calls at hundreds of homes
in the. county where there are children
who might need medical attention.
Surely our county nurse has been busy
and as long as there is work for her
we want to keep her.
Miss Barskey has been reappointed
for next year.
A Pleasing Entertainment.
Last Friday evening the first num
ber of the lyceum eourse was staged
at the high school auditorium, when
the Chicago Orchestral club appeared
in an entertainment which was pleas
ing- throughout. Every number on
the program was rendered in a credi
table manner, the violinist and harpist
were especially good. The enter
tainment was a real treat which was
enjoyed by a large audience.
Mrs. Fred Manke is chairman of the
lyceum committee this year.
vmiltfi n* iitfe^i%iil!
ON POTATO CROP
Government Report Issued Today
Places Total Yield in U. S.
at 356,000,000 Bushels.
44,000,000 BUSHELS SHORT
November Report Gives an Increase
of 10,000,000 Bushels Over Esti-
mates on October 1.
The November government report
giving the crop estimates of the bu
reau of markets is given to the public
today. The Union has just received a
special dispatch from Paul Kirk, the
government statistician stationed at
Fergus Falls, giving the more impor
tant facts concerning the November
estimates on the poptato crop.
The average yield of potatoes per
acre in Minnesota this year is 72
bushels, last year it wag 95. The to
tal yield of potatoes in Minnesota for
1921 is estimated to be 22,752,000
bushels. This is about5,248,000'bushels
less than the 1920 crop which was 28,-
According to the November report
the total potato crop in the United
States is estimated at 356,000,000
bushels, an increase of 10,000,000 over
the estimate on October 1, but 75,000,-
000 bushels less .than the total crop
in 1920. If this government report
is accurate, which in all probability
it is, the potato yield in the United
States is 44,000,000 bushels below what
would be considered a normal crop.
Thieves Steal Clover Seed.
Early Saturday morning robbers
entered the granary of Dave Johnson
and carried off six bushels of ^clover
seed. They also stole a like amount
from the granary of Albert Hoehn at
about the same time. Johnson and
Hoehn had their clover threshed the
day previous on the latter's farm,
Johnson taking his seed to his home
about half a mile distant. It would
seem that the thieves had kept tab on
the threshing operations and sneaked
in just after the work was completed.
Mr. Hoehn says that the robbers are
Mrs. F. J. Hurley.
Mrs. F. J. Hurley, daughter of John
Kaliher of Princeton, died on Novem
ber 6 following an operation at St.
Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis. She
had been sick about two weeks and
lived only a couple of hours after the
operation was performed.
The remains were brought to Prince
ton, where funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. Chas. A. Mayer in St.
Edward's church yesterday morning at
9 o'clock Interment was in the
Catholic cemetery at Oak Knoll and
a large number of people attended the
obsequies. The pallbearers were W.
H. Hoban, Barney and Urban Breen,
John Dugan and George and Leon
Mrs. Hurley, whose maiden name
was Sadie Kaliher, was born in Blue
Hill township, Sherburne county, on
November 9, 1897, and was married at
the procathedral in Minneapolis to
Frederick J. Hurley on September 11,
1919. She is survived by her father,
John Kaliher, Princeton four brothers
and three sisters, namely, Clair,
Princeton Ecla, Minneapolis Ray,
Bemidji Will, Los Angeles Delilah,
Foley Mamie, Bemidji Anna, Los
Those in attendance at the funeral
from out of town were Mr. and Mrs.
Urban Breen, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Hoban, Miss Mary Lang, Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Fitzpatrick, Barney J. Breen,
Ed. Kaliher, Minneapolis Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Kaliher, Bemidji Mr. and Mrs. Jos.
Hziuk, Foley Mr. and Mrs. Dernberg,
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Abbott, Oakport.
Mrs. Hurley (Sadie Kaliher) was
one of those sunny-natured young
women who always make friends
wherever they go. During her resi
dence in Princeton she was beloved
by all who were favored* with her ac-
quaintance for her kindly disposition
and those other qualities which go to
make up a real American girl. It is
indeed a pity that she has been cut
down in the flower of her young life,
but the Lord knows that which is best.
WINTER ROAD WORK.
Government Appropriation Enables
-Commissioner Babcock to Now
Launch Many Projects.
Among the 27 widely distributed
projects on the big construction pro
gram announced C. M. Babcock,
state highway commissioner, to con
tinue operations on a large scale
throughout the winter in order to re
lieve unemployment, are the follow
ing: Gravel surfacing 9.9 miles on
trunk highway 18 (Scenic), between
Elk River and Zimmerman, at an
estimated'cost of $23,500 gravel sur
facing 8 miles on trunk highway 35,
between Bennetsville, Aitkin county,
and Mille Lacs lake, at an estimated
cost of $24,000.
Immediately upon favorable action
by congress the Minnesota highway
department, under the commissioner's
orders, began to rush plans, to start
the "more work better roads" move
ment. Calls for bids November 28
and 29the earliest possible date un
der the state lawwere Issued on 25
miles of paving'and 274 miles of grav
el surfacing, estimated to costal,687,-
000. The projects are widely distrib
uted to spread both work and road
benefits. Other calls on grading,
bridge work and special team jobs are
to follow soon, according to H. Mul
len, assistant commissioner and chief
engineer. The tentative plan is to use
about ($4,500,000 on highway work this
winter. Successful bidders are to be
announced promptly that Applications
jfor work may be direct to them, the
state department having no jobs to fill.
ROAD ESSAY PRIZES.
Contests Open for Teachers and Pu
pils to Promote Greater Safe
ty on Highways.
Teachers and pupils Princeton
grade schools may compete for valua
ble prizes in contests to insure greater
safety on the highways, as made pub
lic recently by the highway trans
port educational committee, Willard
building, Washington, D. C. The
plan to advance interest in safer high
ways and to reward pupils for-work
on this subject has been indorsed by
both J. M. McConnell, state commis
sioner of education, and Charles M.
Babcock, state highway commissioner.
4 I Can Make the Highways
More Safe" is the subject assigned
grammer school pupils under 14 years
old for the essays of about 300 words.
The prizes for best essays follow:
NationalFirst, gold watch and
trip to Washington, all expenses paid
second, gold loving cup third, nine
awards of bronze medalsand $5 in
cash with each.
For the best model lessons teaching
children safe behavior on the high
ways, |eachers will receive three
prizes: First, $500 in cash and a trip
to Washington with'all expenses paid
second, $300 in cash, and third, $200 in
The national committee announces
that rules and full particulars of both
contests are being mailed to all local
school^ superintendents. Information
may be obtained from them or from
principals, and all further inquiries
should be addressed to the committee
at the Washington address given
above. The essays should be handed
to local superintendents by December
10. Announcement of the names of
winners will be sent to state and local
superintendents of education and to
the Princeton Union.
Order Filed in Riesing Case.
Judge Nye has filed an order for
judgment in favor of defendants on all
points in the case of J. W. Riesing
vs. William Whittet and wife and C.
P. Gibson and wife, tried at the Octo
ber term of the district court and tak
en under advisement. The order al
lows defendants the sum of $800 dam
ages on account of Riesing's use and
possession of the premises at issue
during the summer. Ahles & Clinite
,weTe attorneys for plaintiff and E. L.
McMillan for defendants.
THE GLORY 0 5 THE TRENCHES.
We were too proud to live for years
When our poor death could dry the
Of little children yet unborn.
It scarcely matter" that at morn,
When manhood's hope was at its
We stopped a bullet in mid-flight.
It did not trouble us to lie
Forgotten 'neath $he forgetting sky.
So long Sleep wa* our only cure
That when Death piped of rest made
We cast our fleshy crutches down,
Laughing like boys in Hamelin Town.
And this we did while loving life,
Yet loving more than home or wife
The kindness of a world set free
For countless children yet to be.
Will be Observed With Befitting Cere-
monies in theArmor Begin-
ning at 10:30 A. M.
SILENCE OF TWO MINUTES
Open House at Armory in Afternoon,
Indoor Bas*WR, and Grand
Ball/in the Evening.
Tomorrow is Armistice xlay and it
wilt be appropriately observed in
Princeton in conformance with the
proclamation of President Harding,
which is in part as follows:
"Now, therefore, I, Warren G.
Harding, president of the United
States of America, in pursuance to the
said joint resolution of congress, do
hereby declare November 11, 1921, a
holiday, as a mark of respect to the
memory of those who gave their lives
in the late world war, as typified by
the unknown and unidentified Ameri
can soldier who is to be ^buried in
Arlington National cemetery on that
day and do hereby recommend to the
governors of the several states that
proclamations be issued by them call
ing upon the people of their respective
states to pause in their usual pursuits
as a mark of respect^ on this solemn
"And, order that the solemnity of
the occasion may be further empha
sized, I do hereby further recommend
that all public and church bells
throughout the United States be tolled
at intervals between 11:45 o'clock a.
m. and 12 o'clock noon of the said
day. and that from 12 o'clock noon to
two minutes past that hour, Washing
ton time, all devout and patriotic citi
zens of the United States indulge in a
period of silent thanks to God for
these valuable valorous lives and of
supplication for His Divine mercy and
for His blessings upon our beloved
The exercises will begin in the
Princeton armory at 10:30 a. m.,
when the following program will be
Address,. Rev. Besselievre
Armistice Day Drill Third Grade
Solo Mr. Ames
Address Rev. Lumb
Music Girls' Glee Club
Address Mr. Hall
Music Boys' Quartet
Solo Mr. Ames
Address Music Boys' Band
At 11 a. m. (which is 12 m. Wash
ington time) there will be a silence of
two minutes in honor of theyinterment
of an unknown American soldier
brought from "France, who will be laid
to rest withjfull military honors in the
national cemetery at Washington,
Free coffee will be furnished in the
armoTy at noon so that visitors from
the country who bring their luncheon
with them may be accommodated.
In the afternoon the legionaires will
keep open house at the armory. At
2:30 an indoor baseball game will be
played between town and country
teams, and in the evening a grand
ball will be' given.
legionaires is very appropriate for the
occasion, and everyone should put
forth an effort to' observe the day
with due respect to its significance.
Princeton's business places will be
ROAD OPENING DAY.
St. Cloud to Celebrate Opening of
Highway Between St.'Paul and
"That City November 15.
The formal opening of the hard
surfaced road which runs from St.
Paul to St. Cloud will take place with
appropriate ceremonies next Tuesday,
November 15. The program will start
with a brief ceremony at noon at the
*'end of the pavement*' and visitors Next Wednesday evening the
will then be entertained at luncheon
by the superintendent of the reforma
tory. At 2 o'clock a pageant will he
staged between the reformatory and
the city proper and when this is con
cluded the formal exercises will be
gin at the new theater, just completed.
Here the following speakers will de
liver addresses on the completion of
the largest stretch of paved road in
Governor Preus, Lieutenant Gover
nor Collins. Mayor Hodgson of S
Paul, Mayor Leach of Minneapolis,
Mrs. T. G. Winter of Minneapolis, i*6*1
SALVATION ARMY APPEAL.
Campaign of Salvation Army to Raise
Funds for Ensuing Year Will
Begin Next Week.
The Salvation army ha^r discontin
ued the practice of having representa
HERE W WEEK
One of the Cleverest Prestidigitators in
United States to Appear in
MAGNETIC AND PLEASING
His Fascinating Tricks Make Per-
formance Unique and Partic-
Thomas Girling, representative from entertainment independently, paid $150
Rbbbinsdale C. M. Babcock, state
highway commissioner^ Oscar Swen.
son, Mrs. C. M. Severance cf t. Paul
president of the general federation of advertised. They saly his personali-
women's clubs, and Mrs. J. E. Rounds
of St. Paul, president of the state fed
eration of women's clubs.
A big automobile parade will leave
St. Paul in the morning and proceed
over the new highway to St. Cloud
and hundreds of visitors are expected
from all points of the compass.
Everyone is invited to participate
in the celebration:, and it would be well
for Princeton to send a delegation to
help swell the crowd and assist St.
Cloud on its road-opening gala day.
field soliciting money dur-
ing twelve months of *the year. It has
been found more satisfactory for the
public to confine all soliciting in a
community to a certain fixed period
of time. A quota is assigned to each
county and representatives of the
state organization acting with the
local advisory board select the time
for the campaign each community.
Mille Lacs county's quota has been
set at $1,000 and divided as follows:
Southern district, Princeton, $350
central district, Milaca, Foreston and
Bock, $400 northern district, Onamia,
Wahkon and Isle, $250. Next Tues
day, November 15, the campaign will
open in Princeton, the soliciting teams
being, made up of high school teachers
and members of the American legion
and the spirit so far exhibited by
the people of Princeton assures the
success of the drive.
Ail the money collected in these
campaigns will be expended under the
supervision of the state and county
advisory boards. The counties and
smaller cities and villages, working
through their advisory boards, can
utilize all of the existing machinery
of the Salvation army. That organi
zation will respond with the best of its
/ability to any call for help coming
within the realm of its service. Olof
Wasenius is president of the Mille
Lacs county advisory board. At the
present time over 20,000 business and
professional men are serving as mem
bers of such boards. These men have
studied the Salvation army thoroughly
and are ready to back it to the limit.
During periods of depression ,and
while unemployment is general as at
the present time the demands upon
the Salvation army for relief are
greater than during times of prosperi
ty. It is hoped everyone will respond
as generously as his circumstances
win permit. Remember the Salvation
army goes where no other/organiza
tion works and its slogan i: "A man
Prince- public will be afforded the ^ppor
tunity of seeing in action one of the
finest magicians in America. Edwin
Brush, who has been on the platform
as a magician for about 20 years and
is lauded wherever he puts on a per
formance, will appear for the second
number of the lyceum course.
The small towns of the state are
able to enjoy these wonderful enter
tainments only because the University
of Minnesota has secured the services
of this celebrated magician fdr them.
city-of Rochester, buying Brush'
for one night's performance.
Those who4avp already had his en
courseh "SJtha Brushftieir cannot be too hig
ty is pleasing and magnetic, and that
his consummate mastery of his art
combined "with the suave manner in
which he perpetrates his clever and
fascinating deceptions upon the audi
ence makes his performance most
unique and altogether interesting.
Some of his tricks are clever to the
point of being uncanny while others
provoke roars of laughter.
The committee from the Civic Bet
terment club felt justified in paying
the unusual fee necessary to obtain
this number for the course, as the club
was thereby securing an entertain
ment of novelty and charm as well as
one of undoubted educational value.
Mrs. Carrie Erickson.
Mrs. Carrie Erickson died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Enck
Findell, in Wyanett, on Thursday
morning, November 3. The deceased
had been a sufferer for many years,
and during the last five months of her
life she was entirely helpless. To her
death came, indeed, as a deliverer.
During her long illness she was ten
derly canted for by her daughter, at
whose home she died.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev.
N. A. Aimer of Princeton, were held
in the Swedish Baptist church of Wya
nett last Sunday afternoon and a large
number of neighbors and friends more
than filled the church. A choir from
the Swedish Lutheran church of
Princeton sang several appropriate se
lections in the church and at the
grave. Interment was in the Baptist
Mrs. Carrie Erickson was born in
Dalorna, Sweden, August 26, 1850.
She came to America in 1881 and set
tled almost immediately en a farm in
Wyanett. Her husband died 29 years
ago. The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Erick Findell of Wya
nett two brothrs and one sister in
She was a kind-hearted Christian
woman, beloved by all who knew her.
The family sincerely thanks the
friends who so kindly assisted them
during the illness of deceased, at the
obsequies, and for the floral offerings.
It is, withal, a clean, wholesome en- ed mayor by a plurality of 417,986.
tertainment which will be absolutely Several other democratic candidates
interesting to both the children and for city offices were swept into
the grownups, and one which every
one should endeaver to see.
McDonald Brought Back.
John McDonald was yesterday ar
rested by Deputy Sheriff Ed. Maggart
at the West hotel in Minneapolis and
brought to Princeton, where he ywas
arraigned before Jusfcfce King upon a
charge of forging his mother's name
to a check for $25. He signified his
desire to plead guilty to the charge
and will be taken bofer Judge Roeser
Tuesday afternoon the Greenbush
farm bureau unit met at the home of
Harry Mortimer. About thirty mem
bers and their families were present.
The first business of the afternoon was
the election of officers for 1922. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Director,
Louis Normandin vice-director, Mrs
Joseph Malotte secretary and treas
urer, Will Walker.
E. W. Smith of the Minnesota pota
to exchange' was present and gave an
interesting talk on the subject of mar
keting potatoes. Mr. Smith has
raised and marketed potatoes in Min
nesota for more than forty*years, so
he spoke from practical experience.
He explained just how the farmers in
any community should proceed to take
the necessary steps to affiliate with
the Minnesota potato exchange. He
also explained how individuals could
ship through the exchange.
Mr. Hammargren announced that
the annual meeting of the Mille Lacs
County Farm bureau association will
be held in the Milaca high school au
ditorium on December 3. He urged
all the members to plan to be pres
ent at this meeting. The officers of
the county association will be elected
at that time.
Mr. Normandin expressed his ap
preciation of the support given him
during the past year as director of
(Continued on page four)
CHARGED WITH BURGLARY.
Three Men Brought Down From Isle
and Jailed for Stealing Mex*
chandise From Box Cars.
Deputy Sheriff McGuire of Henne
pin county and Sheriff Shockley
brought three men down from Isle on
Tuesday and lodged them in jail here
upon charges of committing burglaries
in the lake country last spring. The
names are Lewis. Ice^ Walter- Satter-
lund and Ray W. Wilkes^all fuung
men, removed seals from Soo line hox
cars and stole merchandise thetefrom.
Each of the men gave a signed state
ment of his connection-with the case
to the authorities.
Defendants will be arraigned before
a justice^ of the peace probably some
time today, or as soon as Sheriff
Shockley and Deputy Sheriff McGuire
get back from the lake country, where
they returned after locking up their
A Few Election Returns.
Tammany has carried New York
city. With all precincts heard froui,
Hylan, democrat, has been re-elect-
their scat by the cyclonic Hylan
vote. Curran, republican, running on
a coalition ticket, was snowed under,
while Panken, socialist, scarcely re
alized that he was in the race. Hylan
wins by the largest plurality ever
known in New York city.
Maryland and Kentucky have
passed from republican to democratic
control. In Maryland the entire lower
house of the legislature and 13 out of
27 members of the senate were elected,
and it was behved in Baltimore that''
the democrats had obtained a dominat
ing position in both houses. In Ken
tucky the democrats regained control
of the state legislature lost to the re
publicans two years ago and claimed
53 out of 100 members of the lower
house and 19 out of 36 seats in the
New Jersey republicans claim to
have elected 41 assemblymen out of
a total of 60 seats contested and say
that the party lineup will be the same
as last year15 republicans and 6
Marion, President Harding's town,
a democratic stronghold, again went
democratic as was expected.
Returns from a number of states are
not yet complete.
Cravens' Assault Case Continued.
The criminal case State of Min
nesota versus Guy Cravens, charging
that defendant did "unlawfully make
an assault upon George J.'VanRhee
and did then and there violently and
unlawfully strike, beat, bruise and V
Utreat complainant" came up for hear-4 *&\
ing in Justice King's court on Friday_J^
afternoon. In consequence of a defect &&
in the date of the complaint the case ?M
was, on motion of County Attorney
Doane, dismissed, and a new complaint lf
Defendant's father appeared as his
counsel and asked that the case be^
continued, which was granted, and Eri- 2|
dayyNovember 11^ set as the date "for*
his reappearance. He was releaj