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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
NEWS SUMMARY
OF THE CAPITAL
Reduced Rates on Grain and Grain
Products Go Into Effect Decem-
ber 27 Despite Protest.
IMMIGRATION IS AN ISSUE
Bill Passes House to Empower Hard-
ing to Expend $20,000,000 for
Relief of Russians.
Reduced transportation rates on
grain, gram products and hay in
trans-Mississippi territory will be
come effective on December 27 not
withstanding the fact that carriers
sought to induce the interstate com
merce commission to suspend the en
forcement of the order for a period of
six months. The reductions average
about 16% per cent of the 1920 grain
rates and are further decreased by the
commission's order which requires
that corn and coarse grains be carried
for 10 per cent less than wheat and
other breadstuff grains
Opposition to extension of the im
migration restriction act "beyond next
June 30 is evident in certain quarters
and appears to be well organized end
ably financed. There has been a de
termined effort on the part of foreign
steamship companies and other in
fluences to bring the law into disre
pute.
Immediate relief for starving Rus
sians is provided for in a bill passed
by the house which authorizes Presi
dent Harding to use $20,000,000 of the
funds of the United States grain cor
poration for that purpose. The vot?
was 114 to 51. Opponents of the p'an
argued that it was almost criminal
waste of money and food to send tbem
into Russia as long as it is ruled hy
the bolshevists, all avowed enemies of
everything the United States stands
for. They said it was a case of nour
ishing people who, at the first oppor
tunity, would attempt to destroy -their
benefactors. It was held th^t this
money might be much better evpended
in caring for tha starving and unem
ployed citizens of the United States.
Advocates of economy in government
affairs argued that it was inadvisable
to load this additional heavy tax upon
the people of this country at a time
when they were making sincere efforts
to got their feot back on the ground
and start going ahead. Congressman
M. B. Madden of Illinois sr id this ex
penditure did not accord with the gen
eral demand for economy and asked
how long Russia would be permitted
by the United States congress to conr
stitute a burden upon American tax
payers.
Permission to issue $30,000,000 in
bonds has been asked from the inter
state commerce commission by the
Great Northern railroad. The road
proposes to use $15,000,000 to repay
its borrowings from the government,
$5,040,000 in repair and purchase of
equipment, $2,800,000 for the redemp
tion of bonds of the Minneapolis union
station, while the balance, approxi
mately $7 000 000, it proposes to place
in its treasury for expenditure during
1922 in additions and betterments to
its lines. The total expenditure for
betterments during the year, the peti
tion estimated, would be $10,000,000.
According to its annual report the
library of congress has 3,000,000 books
and pamphlets, 170,000 maps and
charts, 919,000 volumes and pieces of
music, 424,782 prints and many thous
and uncounted manuscripts. You
may count them if you desire.
Another bill has been introduced in
the house to place a damper on the
procedure of Judge-Baseball Director
Landis. Representative Lee, -who in
troduced the measure, contends that
Landis is putting on "a spectacle of
barnstorming as bad as Babe Ruth."
vBy passage of his bill, Lee said, "the
country would be spared the neauseat-,
ing and incongruous spectacle which
is being furnished *by the attempt to
combine in one person the dignity and
importance of the bench with the levi
ty and squabbles of a sport." The
bill provides that an offending judge
shall be called before the United
States supreme court in open session
and, if found guilty, shall be censored
and ordered to desist from the outside
occupation. Refusal to desist would
be judged contempt of court.
According to data collected by vari
ous government agencies studying
economic conditions, the capacity of
manufacturing plants in the United
States has doubled since 1914. The
value of their output for the period
immediately preceding the European
war was something less than 25 bil
lion dollars. Owing to the tremendous
expansion of these plants during
America's participation in the war,
they are now equipped to turn out
twice the amount of commodities they
were able to produce in 1914. This
data is based upon a survey of ap
proximately 280,000 manufacturing
plants.
A. P. Husband of Chicago, secretary
of the Millers National federation,
asked the senate committee on finance
to increase the duty on flour over.that
provided in the emergency tariff bill.
The emergency tariff act, it has been
said, provides for a specific duty of
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35 cents a bushel on wheat and an
ad velorem duty of 20 per cent on
wheat products. When the emergency
tariff law was enacted an ad valorem
duty on wheat products appeared to
be the satisfactory method based upon
previous marketing and world condi
tions," said Mr. Husband. "Owing to
the many factors that BOW exist, the
millers of the United States respect
fully request yom to reconsider .the
testimony and information and provide
in the permanent tariff a specific duty
that is commensurate with the duty
on wheat." On its face the request
seems reasonable.
According to a statement made on
Tuesday by a prominent republican
politician, Postmaster General Hays
has decided to accept the offer to be
come virtual head of the motion pic
ture industry in the United States.
He said Hays had agreed to accept the
leadership of the reorganized associa
tion of the motion picture industry at
$100,000 a year for two and a half
years. Statements that Mr. Hays had
decided to accept were partly con
firmed in motion picture circles, but
his office maintained a strict silence
regarding them. Mr. Hays now is
said to 'be "resting up" at some health
resort
AS TO POTATOES.
Princeton Market Bead Xate Reports
From Widely Scattered Points
Throughout the Country.
Partly to the fact that the weather
is not propitious for hauling and part
ly to the low prices prevailing, the
Princeton potato market is in actuali
ty dead. There is virtually no stock
coming to the warehouses which are
openfive in numberand none go
ing out. That is the local situation in
a nutshell. Prom a few scattering
outside markets, however, we gather
that the following conditions prevail:
New YorkThe market showed a
slight improvement here this week.
Stocks in the yards have been ma
terially reduced and are only about
half of what they were two weeks ago.
MinneapolisThere was little doing
in potato circles this week although
inquiry was much better and the mar
ket stronger. In spite of this, how
ever, and also the higher quotations,
the number of actual sales was not in
creased. Operators showed little in
clination to sell much stock and
seemed to be waiting until after the
first of the year before pushing sales.
Rochester, N. Y.Potato growers
in western. New York are generally
holding for higher prices. There is a
well-developed feeling that there will
be a market for everything in the po
tato line before another season opens.
With the crop in the country below last
year, there has been a steady move
ment to consumptive eenters with
some of the big producing centers
having unseasonably light reserves.
While the dope may not be right,
still it is influencing growers at this
juncture.
BostonThe potato market was
slightly firmer at the opening of this
weekthe tone has improved over
that of the preceding 10 days.
Kansas CityPotato prices held on
a fairly steady basis this week with re
ceipts moderate and demand rather in
different. Compared with the heavy
shipments of October, current daily
arrivals look decidedly small, but sup.
plies appear to be ample enough to
fill all requirements at unchanged
prices. Minnesota and North Dakota
are supplying this territory with prac
tically all the Ohios while a few cars
of white stock come in daily from Col
orado, Idaho and Montana.
Methodist Church Entertainment.
The annual Christmas tree enter
tainment will be given in the church
on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock by
the members of the Sunday school. A
full program, consisting of recitations,
dialogues, songs and choruses is pre
pared. Bring your children and en
joy with them a pleasant hour. Candy
will be distributed as usual. The su
perintendent and the teachers will
make you welcome.
CANDIDATES INITIATED.
Three Candidates Initiated to Eastern
Star Chapter Monday Evening
Rebekahs Also Initiate.
Monday evening the Kedron chap
ter of the Eastern Star initiated three
candidates, Mrs. J. A. Smith, Miss
Fern Smith and Raleigh Herdliska.
After the regular session adjourned,
the floor was cleared and the members
spent the remainder of the evening in
dancing. Supper was served.
Wednesday evening the Rebekah
lodge was to have initiated three can
didates but only one was present,
Miss Leah Barskey. However the
party was given according to schedule
and after the initiation the members
devoted the remainder of the evening
to dancing. Refreshments were
served
To Distribute Food to Needy Families.
The Civic club is planning to send
food to needy families for Christmas.
All those who wish to contribute are
requested to leave their parcels at the
rest room by Friday afternoon.
Those who wish to have their contribu
tions called for are asked to notify
phone 261.
THE LEGIOfl POST
ELECTSOFFICERS
Fremont Woodcock Post Holds Annual
Meeting Sydney Berggren is
Re-Clected Commander.
ENJOY A SOCIAL EVENING
The American Legion Auxiliary Also
Meets All Officers Re-elect-
ed for the Year 1922.
The Fremont Woodcock post of the
American legion held its annual meet
ing in the legion rooms in the armory
on Thursday evening, December 15.
There was a large attendance and
about 20 new members were enrolled.
The principal business of the evening
was election of officers for the coming
year. Commander Berggren and prac
tically all the other officers, who have
so generously devoted so much time
in working for the legion, were re
elected. The following are the of
ficers chosen for 1922: Commander,
Sydney Berggren first vice-com
mander, Harvey Lindstrom finance
officer, Bill Roos war risk officer,
Odin Odegard chaplain, Lee Sanford
post historian, Reuben Norberg ser
geant at arms, Reuben Satterstrom.
The members of the executive commit
tee elected were Ed. Maggart, Clair
Newton, Earl Hill, Will Walker, Oliver
Ross, Denny Byers, Fred Schilling,
William Heruth and Abel Genow.
Robert Berg was appointed adjutant
by Commander Berggren. A com
mittee df five consisting of Will Walk
er, Clair Newton, Fred Schilling, Nor
man Walker and Lee Sanford, was ap
pointed to have charge of the dances
during the coming month.
The Fremont Woodcock post has
been most active during the past
year, taking a prominent part in ar
ranging and conducting the programs
on all our national holidays as Memo
rial Day, Fourth of July and Armis
tice Day. Princeton is proud of her
legion boys and we hope their orga
nization will prosper during the com
ing year.
The American Legion auxiliary of
the Freemont Woodcock post also held
its annual meeting Thursday evening
and elected officers for 1922. All the
present officers were re-elected: Pres
ident, TOrs. H. R, Mallette vice-presi
dent, TMrs. J. B. Berg secretary, Mrs.
C. H. Nelson treasurer, Mrs. E. K.
Evens. The auxiliary has been orga
nized only nine months but it has ac
complished mirth effective work in that
time. It had the distinction of being
represented at the national convention
by Mrs. H. R. Mallette.
After the business sessions of the
two organizations had adjourned, the
members of the legion and auxiliary
enjoyed a most pleasant social even
ing with cards and dancing the chief
features of the entertainment. Sup
per was served at 11:30.
Charles D. Tompkins.
Charles D. Tompkins, a, veteran of
the eivil war, died on his farm, east of
Spencer Brook, on December 14, from
pneumonia, and funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Larson at the home
on Friday afternoon. Interment was
in the Nichols cemetery.
Deceased was born in Mantor, Ohio,
on April 7,1846, and consequently had
reached the age of 75 years 8 months
and 7 days. He spent the first 10
years of his life in Mantor, and from
there went to Fond du Lac county,
Wis., where he remained until 1863,
when he enlisted in the Second Wis
consin cavalry and served his country
in the civil war. In 1868 he was mar
ried to Ella M. Everson in Waupaca
county, Wis., and came west in 1875.
He is survived by his wife and four
children.
Mr. Tompkins was highly respected
in the community where he lived for
he was a man possessing many good
qualities. He will be greatly missed
by all who knew him.
Farmers' and Homemakers' Week.
Lest you forget, January 2 to 7 are
the dates for the annual farmers' and
homemakers' short course at Universi
ty farm. Farm folks who register for
this course will not only have an op
portunity to study the things in which
their interests predominate, but will
be able to hear the best speakers rep
resenting agricultural and educational
forces to be found in the country. It
will be a week of interesting work in
terspersed with rest periods and rec
reational features and will be highly
enjoyable and profitable. Reduced
rates will be given by the railroads.
No fees will be charged at University
farm except for board and room. All
persons interested should put forth an
effort to attend.
Of Importance to Car Dealers.
Attorney General Clifford L. Hilton
has made a ruling which hits automo
bile dealers all over the state, holding
that used cars in storage must pay the
automobile tax, even if they are not
using the streets. Payment of the
license tax on many of these cars has
been withheld, attorneys for the deal
ers claiming that the cars are taxable
only as persona1
property unless they
actually use the public highways. The
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HE PRINCETON UNION
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1921
Babcock amendment provides for vhe
special tax on motor vehicles "using
the public streets or highways of the
state," but the legislature in the new
law extended the definition to make
every car taxabffe "if such motor ve
hicle has, prior to the dr.te set for
registration thereof, used such streets
or highways, or shall actually use
them." IMr. Hilton holds that this
makes all used cars subject to the
special tax. Steps already have boen
taken under the law to collect the tax
on used cars in dealers' hands through
clerks of court.
MANY BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS.
Tags Sold Saturday by High School
Pupils Net Sum of $43 Seals
Are for Sale in Stores.
Saturday was tag day and the high
school pupils who were canvassing the
town found a ready sale for little yel
low tags. Everyone who purchased
ten or more Christmas seals was given
one of the tags. The school children
have placed these seals in nearly all
the stores where they are still for sale.
If you have not purchased your supply,
do so at once. They make a pretty
seal for a letter or package and, being
dispensers of good cheer, they convey
the real Christmas spirit.
All the money has not been collected
but up to the present time approxi
mately $60 worth of these have been
sold in the village. Fifty-five per cent
of this amount will be spent here in
the county for children's clinics. The
remainder will go to the state public
health association to be used in con
ducting the health crusade in all the
schools throughout the state and to
combat that dread disease, tubercu
losis.
Greetings From Henry Nobbs.
The following greeting was received
this week from Henry Nobbs, former
pastor of the Methodist church in
Princeton:
Greetings from'California to all the
friends in Princeton. I expect you are
busy watching ears and nose that they
do not get frosted. We are busy
gathering oranges and we still have
roses in the garden. We are in love
with our suroundings and just wish
we could have many of the old time
friends with us in this most delight
ful place. TYhilst we know this is not
possible yet there is no law against us
wishing for them, every one, the very
best wishes of the Christmas season,
which w* most'sorely 4o. We hope
the year 1922-will prove to be the best
year the folks of Princeton ever have
had. May they be imbued with a
spirit of common good will and a de
sire for mutual helpfulness for all.
Mr. Nobbs, many friends will be
pleased to hear that he is so delight
fully situated in California. His
friends nere ertainry wish him and his
good wife happiness and prosperity
during the coming year.
The Income Tax.
With the approach of the period for
filing income tax returns, January 1
to March 15, 1922, ^taxpayers are ad
vised to lose no time in the compila
tion of their accounts for the year
1921. A new and important provision
of the revenue act of 1921 is that ev
ery person whose gross income for
1921 was $5,000 or over shall file a
return, regardless of the amount of
net income upon which the tax is as
sessed. Returns are required of ev
ery single person whose net income
was $1,000 or over and every married
person living with husband or wife
whose net income was $2,000 or over.
Widows and widowers and persons
separated or divorced from husband or
wife are regarded as single persons.
Net income is gross income, less
certain deductions for business ex
penses, losses, taxes, etc. Gross in
come includes practically all income
received by the taxpayer during the
year in the case of the wage earner,
salaries, wages, bonuses and commis
sions in the case of professional men,
all amounts received for professional
services in the case of farmers all
profits from the sale of farm products,
and rental or sale of land.
Fire in Famechon Warehouse.
Fire which started shortly after
6 o'clock last night caused considerable
damage to the Famechon potato ware
house, burning a big hole in the north
side of the building. Not much dam
age, however, was done to the pota
toes. It appears that the fire started
from a stovepipe in the warehouse.
The loss is covered by insurance.
Had not the fire laddies fought
valiantly the building and its contents
would have been destroyed.
Congregational Christmas Tree.
The Sunday school children of the
Congregational church gathered in the
basement of the edifice last night to
receive their presents from the Christ
mas tree which Santa Claus had furn
ished and literally covered with yule
tide gifts. It was indeed a merry lit
tle party, and each felt happy as the
presents were distributed.
A Household Remedy Rejected.
GrandmaDid sonny cut his finger?
Come, gran'mall kiss it and make it
well.
Little WaldoNo, thank you, grand
mother. A kiss not only has no cura
tive value, but it is highly unsanitary.
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TWO GOOD GAMES
OF BASKETBALL
Princeton High Goes to St. Cloud and
Tackles the College Basketeers
of the Granite City.
BOYS ARE WELL TREATED
The Princeton American Legion Quint
Plays Ogilvie Team in a Game
Close But Snappy.
Friday, December 16, was an event
ful evening for the high school team.
They took the trail to St. Cloud by
auto and arrived there in time to cat
everything on the bill of fare at the
Grand Central for supper. Following
this light repast they moved in style
to the teachers' college gymnasium
and, after warming up for a time, the
real sport of the evening began. The
ceiling is low and long shots were im
possible. The college boys were old
high school grads who had had con
siderable experience in basketball be
fore coming to the normal.
Our boys took the initiative, and the
ball had not been in play long before
Penhallegon shot in a nice field goal.
Soon after he put in a foul goal also.
This made the score 3 to 0 in favor
of the high school boys.
If the game had only ended then it
would have been some story, but the
college boys got going soon after and
the game ended 42 to 10 in their favor.
The officials and faculty of the
teachers' college had nothing but
praise for our boys, however, and said
that they thought we had a mighty
fine high school team, one that will
make a good race for the district
championship. Last year we had a
good team, but they were beaten by
the college boys by the score of 48 to
4, so we believe that our team has
made a very good showing even as
compared to the record of last year.
The Princeton basketeers received
the finest of treatment at the hands
of the St. Cloud people. After the
game the boys danced for a time in
the college gymnasium, then had a
nice warm feed, and started for home
on that long 30-mile drive. It doe's
seem pretty long at about 12 o'clock
on a cold winter night. It is to be
hoped that the college team can be'
brought over here next year. Prince
ton will surely show them a good time
and give them a good, hard game on
our own floor.
Legion Versus Ogilvie.
The basketball team of Fremont
Woodcock post, American legion,
played a quint from Ogilvie in the
Princeton armory on Friday evening.
The game was a rattling good one,
but the Ogilvie boys carried off the
long end of the score, which was 21 to
20. The result shows that there was
good playing throughout the game.
Princeton, however, was defeated by
a foul in the last half minute of the
contest. Rev. Besselievre refereed
and gave perfect satisfaction to both
sides.
The Ogilvie team praised the
Princeton boys for the splendid treat
ment accorded and returned home
filled with enthusiasm.
Housewarming at Ellenbaum Home.
Tuesday evening the friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Lind Ellenbaum gave them
a housewarming in their new home.
There were 50 guests present and a
merry evening was spent playing
cards and other games. About mid
night supper was served.
Good Advice to Immigrants.
The following editorial from the St.
Paul Pioneer Press covers in a nutshell
the immigration problem, which is now
up to congress, and which is a matter
of great importance to the people of
the United States:
The drastic immigration restrictions
urged by Dr. C. A. Prosser, head of
the Dunwoody institute, Minneapolis,
in an address before the Women's City
club of St. Paul recently are not too
drastic. The United States has come
to a time in its career when it must
either rigidly keep out undesirables
from other countries or be prepared
to pay a heavy penalty in the shape of
national disintegration for its folly.
The present limitation act expires on
June 1 next, and it is admittedly only
a stop-gap measure and quite imper
fect. Between now and the expiration
date congress must devise a new policy
and unfortunately nothing has been
done in this direction. In the mean
time various interests favoring unre
stricted immigration are at work
spreading propaganda. Naturally the
leaders in this movement are the radi
cal and anti-American elements of our
population mostly recruited from alien
sources, for these people see in a horde
of ignorant newcomers just the proper
field for exploiting their destructive
policies. Some near-sighted manufac
turers who desire to get the benefit
of cheap foreign labor also are inter
ested in letting down the bars, as are
also some misguided but honest folks
who continue to think that the much
advertised "melting pot" is not a myth.
Dr. Prosser believes immigrants
should be required to pass a strict ex
amination before being permitted to
sail for this country, and -that if they
^ik*l i wJfy
are approved they should be sent to
some district where there is need for
development and additional population
and not be permitted to clutter up the
settling here. He believesthe foreigners
should not be forgotten, but should be
under government supervision until
they can qualify for citizenship, and
the unfit should be weeded out from
time to time and returned to the land
from which they came.
"America's gates cannot afford to
be open to one unfit person," he said,
and this is the basic principle upon
which our immigration policy should
be built.
Federal Aid for Three Highways.
The state auditor this week received
checks totaling $80,673.98 from the
United States treasurer in payment of
federal aid for threo highway projects
in Minnesota. State highway No. 3
in Anoka county, the twin cities to St.
Cloud road, received $7,093.15 state
aid state highway No. 20, running
from Cannon Falls to Pino Island, is
given $11,337.81, and state highway
No. 10 from Atwatcr to Willmar is
given $62,243.02.
This will prove of considerable as
sistance in financing the winter high
way construction program.
PRINCETON BOY IN TOILS.
Stanley Mathis Shoots and Mortally
Wounds Night Watchman in
Affray at Leola, S. D.
Copies of the Aberdeen Evening
News just received give an account in
detail of the Stanley Mathis shooting
affray, short accounts of which have
appeared in the twin city dailiet. The
Union will not attempt to cover the
story but merely give a of the
principal points as they appeared in
the News, a paper with a record for
accuracy.
C. F. Berry wag shot and Stanley
Mathis was wounded in the leg in a
revolver duel in the residence district
of Leola, S. D., early December 12.
Mrs. Stanley Mathis, according to re
ports, stood by while the shooting took
place. Berry was taken to St. Luke's
hospital in Aberdeen with bullet
wounds in his abdomen while Mathis
was treated by a local physician. A
charge was placed against Mathis of1
assault with intend to kill.
W/fcile there is a good deal of mys
tery as to the motive for the shooting,
State's Attorney H. O. Hepperlc said
that he understood the two men had
had an altercation some time ago
Berry, it seems, had insisted that Mi's
Mathis and other youig Women keep
off the streets late at night as part of
the vigilance move in the territory
Mathis, it appears, took exception to
the request, and there was a quarrel.
According to stories trld by the
principals Berry, who is a night watch
man, noticed a couple going down the
street about 1:30 that morning. He
followed them down Main street and
out into the residence district. As
they got opposite a private home,
while they were still standing on the
sidewalk, Berry flashed his spotlight
on them. Mathis then turned and be
gan to fire. Berry at once started
shooting. Mathis' first shot went into
Berry's abdomen. Berry's shot hit
Mathis in the leg.
Mrs. Mathis said she did not know
of any motive for the shooting. She
said she believed it was merely a mis
understanding.
Berry died in a local hospital on
Tuesday morning and Mathis, who is
a garage man, was held in jail without
bond.
According to evidence gathered
since the shooting, one version in
Leola seems to be tWt Mathis and his
wife took Berry for a holdup man
when the latter followed them home
and the exchange of shots came after
he flashed a light on the couple.
Mathis was arraigned last Monday
morning upon a charge of murder,
pleaded not guilty and was bound over
to the next term of the circuit court.
The counsel for the defense waived the
preliminary hearing and no evidence
was introduced by either the prosecu
tion or the defense. Mathis failed
to show any great amount of emotion
when the charge of murder was read
accusing him of shooting Berry.
LEGIONAIRES, ATTENTION!
Send in Applications for Bonus Before
December 31 or You Will Get
No Compensation.
The following letter received by
Post Commander Berggren from State
Auditor Chase speaks for itself:
The state soldiers' bonus law pro
vides that all applications shall be
"filed on or prior to December 31,1921,
or be forever barred."
Do you know of any Minnesota ser
vice boy who has not filed his applica
tion If so, please have him make ap
plication immediately, or if you prefer,
give me his name and address and we
shall ask that blanks be forwarded to
him at once.
The time is very short and only
prompt action will save these boys
their bonus. This department will
gladly help so far as it can.
The Way of the World.
"The doctor has ordered her to the
seashore. Now they're having a con
sultation." "Of doctor*?" "Of dress
makers."Louisville Courier-Journal.
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VOL. 46, NO. 1
COMMERCIAL CLUB
HOLDSAMEETING
Question of Securing Laundry for
Village Comes Up for Con-
sideration of Members.
SECRETARY TO PLACE ADS
Flour Mill Proposition Also Brought
UpNewton Submits Road
and Bridge Report.
A regular meeting of the Princeton
Commercial club was held at the arm
ory on Tuesday evening with 14 mem
bers present and Dr. McRae presiding.
Following the reading and approval
of the minutes the club began the con
sideration of the regular business.
It was reported to the president that
the gular October 18 meeting was
given over to having social time. No
official business was transacted and
r\o minutes of the meeting were kept
as the secretary was absent. It was
further reported that the regular meet
ing of November 15 was not held as
there was not a quorum present.
The president announced to the club
that, in compliance with the minutes
of August 16, he had appointed as a
membership committee O. J. Odegard*
and Ira G. Stanley, with authority to
select a third member to act with them
in case they deemed it necessary.
The question of getting a steam
laundry started in the village wa*
brought up and discussed and the sec
retary ordered to insert proper ads in
Sunday editions of three city papers
for the purpose of interesting some
desirable person in this proposition.
The secretary was instructed to
write to Peter Hanson of Lindstrom
to find out whether or not he would be
interested in a local flour mill proposi-.
tion.
A motion prevailed that the presi
dent appoint a committee of two to
wait on G. A. Eaton and J. A. Nyberg^
relative to the flour mill proposition
and the president appointed E. K. Ev
ens and J. A. Jorgensen on this com
mittee.
Fred Newton submitted the report
of the road and bridge committee. Ac
cording to the report the state and
county engineers are now going over
the Princeton-Cambridge road doing
preliminary engineering Work, and
as soon as it opens up in the spring
actual work will be started on this
road. It was further reported that in
all probability considerable work
would be done this coming season on
the state highway from St. Cloud to
the Duluth-Twin City highway, this
being a connecting crossroad running
through Princeton and Cambridge.
The proposition of holding a father
and son banquet in the near future
was taken up and discussed by the
club and sentiment was strongly in
favor of putting on such an affair. It
was then decided on motion that the
club arrange for putting on a banquet
of this kind and that the president ap
point a committee to take charge of
it. The president appointed B. F.
Hall, William Roos and Ed. Nelson.
The question was then raised wheth
er or not it would be feasible and prac
tical to incorporate the village as a
city of the fourth class, and it waff
moved and carried that the president
appoint a committee to look up this
matter. The president appointed W.
C. Doane as chairman of this commit
tee with authority to call on any other
members of the club, as he deemed
necessary.
It being reported to the club thL
the annual meeting of the stockholders
and patrons of the Princeton Co-op
erative creamery company would be
held at the armory on January 24, it
was decided by the club to make some
arrangements for participating in the
entertainment of those attending this
meeting, and the details were left to
be decided on at the next regular
meeting of the club, which will be on
January 17. On motion the meeting
adjourned.
A Challenge.
Following adjournment of the regu
lar session the club issued the follow
ing challenge through its secretary,
W. C. Doane:
The fat members of the Princeton
Commercial club do hereby challenge
the lean, lank and hungry-looking
members of the same outfit to a game
of volley ball, the game to be played
at the armory on Tuesday night, Dec
ember 27, at 8:30 o'clock, for money,
chalk, marbles or a jackrabbit stew,
as the contenders may see fit to agree
upon before the slaughter starts. All
necessary paraphernalia will be fur
nished by the club. All you need is
some old clothe^ and a pair of tennis
or basketball shoes and a whole lot of
pep and enthusiasm. Spectators will
be admitted free of charge and may
even be allowed a bonus for attending
the festivities.
Response to Salvation Army Appeal.
Princeton has responded generously
to the appeal for funds for the Salva
tion army. According to the lastest
report, the sum of $175.30 has been
donated here in the village.
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