MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
OF THE CAPITAL
With Comments on Various Matters
Pertaining to Congress and
SOLONS NOW RESTING UP
War Finance Corporation Makes Ad-
vances of $6,917,000 for Ag-
riculture and Livestock.
Senators and representatives have
gone to their homes for their holiday
vacationsome of them enjoying it
while others are dodging their constit
uents. A man has to be an adept
in vacillation to please all sorts and
conditions of constituents, and some of
our congressmen astutely "get by"
with the triple-shuffle act, but it
doesn't pay in the long run. The con
gressman who takes the stand for
right and sticks to it is the boy who
will ultimately come out ahead. When
our solons return to their seats in
congress after the holidays some of
them will carry a smile like an 18-
year-old society debutante while oth
ers will foster a grouch which will ex
tend throughout the session. It will
all depend on the manner in which
they were received by their constitu
ents in their old home districts.
Approval for 205 advances for agri
cultural and livestock purposes aggre
gating $6,917,000 has been announced
by the war finance corporation. The
loans include Illinois, $46,000 Mon
tana, $329,000 Iowa, $899,000 Min
nesota, $196,000 North Dakota, $602,-
000 South Dakota, $553,000 Utah,
$602,000 Wisconsin, $59,000, and Wy
oming, $806,000. According to its an
nual report to congress this corpora
tion is doing business at the rate of
several million dollars a day. Up to
November 20, the last date which the
report covers, its advances for agri
cultural and livestock purposes aggre
gated more than $82,000,000. In ad
dition millions were advanced to co
operative associations, exporters and
Additional protection for America's
$1,000,000,000 papermaking industry
against competition from Germany
and the Scandinavian countries was
asked of the senate finance committee
by the American Paper & Pulp asso
ciation. Spokesmen for various
branches of the industry, except news
print, gave details as to conditions in
their lines. Producers of paper wall
board alone urged that their products
be put on the free list.
It seems that the newsprint makers
did not ask for additional protection,
but they are probably satisfied with
the exorbitant prices they are now
charging, to say nothing of the profi
teering schemes they pulled off during
the war. When it comes to additional
protection, no matter what branch of
the papermaking industry is involved,
the "bleeding" of the printer by the
octopusic trust should be taken into
consideration and the proposition of
the petitioners ignored by eongress.
Sufficient protection has already been
granted these vultures who seek to
prey, have preyed, and are still prey
ing, on the struggling printer.
Abandonment of socialism in Russia
is predicted by recent changes in the
economic policy of the soviet govern
ment, according to a review of the
situation in that country on the basis
of statements in the soviet controlled
press issued by the commerce depart
ment. A new economic policy, the de
partment says, is being evolved by the
bolshevist leaders, lightening the re
strictions of communism and aiming
at the partial re-establishment of pri
vate trade and industry and at in
creasing the incentive to production.
We suggest that this story be taken
with a handful of pepsin tablets.
Direct remuneration of American
ship operators out of a fund amount
ing probably to $34,000,000 for the
next fiscal year and establishing of a
$100,000,000 merchant marine loan
fund are among the features of the
plan recently submitted by the com
mittee of experts appointed by Presi
The initial legislative step toward
a program of long-range planning of
public works as a means of offsetting
cyclical periods of business and indus
trial depression was taken when the
senate labor committee favorably re
ported the Kenyon bill designed to
carry out some of the recommenda
tions of the recent national unemploy
Some surprise has been occasioned
in congressional circles by the prac
tice of several members of the house
in charging considerable sums for
making public addresses. The prac
tice is not an entirely new one, but of
late it has become more and more com
mon as members find they are able to
place a premium upon their oratorical
ability. Some members who hereto
fore found difficulty in meeting all
requests to make speeches have met
the problem by replying to such invita-
tions with their terms now that the
practice is in vogue. The prices vary,
but there are several members who
have a fixed charge, running all the
way from $100 to $300 an address,
And many a person who restlessly
sat through an oration by one of these
spellbinders has rightfully come to the
conclusion that it was not worth 30
Howard Defends Farm Bloc.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 29.J. R.
Howard, president of the American
Farm Bureau federation, declared in
an address Tuesday that the organized
farmera of this country will defy the
national administration through the
"agricultural bloc" in congress.
"We are going to keep on working
with that agricultural bloc," Mr. How
ard asserted. "It was organized in
our own office and for it we must as
sume responsibility. The bloc has
enacted more good agricultural legis
lation in six months than had ever
been passed before."
Before leaving for Sandusky, Mr.
Howard said that next week in St.
Paul he will formally reply to Secre
tary Weeks' criticism of the agrarian
group delivered recently in a New
York address. In his address, Mr.
Weeks complained that the farmers
were setting up class legislation as
their ideal and that their representa
tives in congress were serving inter
ests of the farmers alone.
Charitable People, Through Medium
of Civic Betterment Club, Dis
pense Christmas Cheer.
Princeton, in common with most
communities, finds thai this winter it
has an unusual number of needy peo
ple. This is mainly due to the general
Several kindly disposed persons
were undertaking to provide Christ
mas baskets for individual families,
but the need of actual necessities was
so great that it was deemed advisable
to have some organization assume the
responsibility of investigating the
needs and of systematizing the collec
tion and distribution of supplies. The
Civic Betterment club always stands
ready to sponsor any such enterprise
so the matter was turned over to that
Princeton, as usual in such cases, re
sponded generously when the appeal
was made. Aside from the contribu
tions sent directly to the rest room,
which was used as a central distribut
ing point, about $35 was collected.
The contributions consisted not only
of food but of clothing, toys, candy
and nuts. The money collected was
used for the purchase of staple gro
ceries only. The few delicacies which
found their way into some of the bas
kets were contributions. Among
other contributions was a generous
box of cookies and cakes from the
school in district 5. The contents of
the baskets, which were sent to 18
families, were varied according to the
There are still many calls for chil
dren's clothing, and anyone having
any to spare is requested to send it to
the charity closet at the rest room.
Organized charity work is much
more effective than individual efforts
along this line. When the needs are
properly investigated, the supplies
centralized and the work systematized
help can be given much more promptly
The Civic Betterment club stands
ready to do anything in its power when
cases are reported.
HEAVY CHRISTMAS MAIL.
Princeton Post Office Handles Heavy
Holiday Mail With Speed
On an average, the Princeton post
office each day handles 15 sacks of in-,
coming and 9 sacks of outgoing mail.
The mail is of course much heavier
during the Christmas holidays than at
any other time during the year but
few persons realize how much greater
are the burdens of the postal employes
at that time.
Mrs. Briggs this year kept a record
of the number of sacks handled on
each mail during Christmas week. The
following figures show that the heavi
est mail was on Thursday, December
Date No. of Sacks
Dec. 19 36
Dec. 19 45
One extra member was added to the
usual post office force and she was
employed only four or five hours each
day. Our postmistress and her assis
tants are to be congratulated on the
efficient service whiqh they rendered
during the busy Christmas season.
Wonder if Raphael Corpus, the new
Filippino secretary of agriculture, is
a relative of the famous Habeas ?In-
ftuta^iusai iMmppnijI in
Kedron Chapter of Eastern Star and
Masonic Lodge Hold Joint
MEMBERS JOIN IN DANCE
Large Number of Members and Visi-
tors Witness Ceremonies Fol-
lowed by Short Program.
Wednesday evening Kedron chapter
of the Eastern Star and Fraternal
lodge No. 92, A. F. and A. M., held a
joint meeting and installed their of
ficers for 1922. Mrs. Mary C. Taylor
of Minneapolis, grand secretary of the
grand chapter of the Eastern Star of
Minnesota, installed the following of
ficers in Kedron chapter: Mrs. H. C.
Cooney, worthy matron A. B. Gramer,
worthy patron Mrs. Charles Klatt,
secretary Mrs. C. M. Mortenson,
chaplain Mrs. Ben Soule, organist
Mrs. Ira Stanley, conductress Miss
Ruth Herdliska, associate conductress
Mrs. Jay Herdliska, warden Mrs. H.
Stahnke, sentinel Miss MaTgaret
Armitage, marshal. The following
members who had been appointed to
represent the five points of the Star
were also installed: Mrs. Duran
Christopher,Adah Mrs. W.J. Thomas,
Ruth Mrs. J. W. Mossman, Esther
Mrs. W. H. Smith, Martha Mrs. Ed.
Nelson, Electa. The members elect
ed associate matron and treasurer,
Mrs. George Ross and Mrs. Fred Keith,
could not be present last evening and
will be installed at a later meeting.
After the installation Mrs. Taylor
made a few remarks concerning the
progress the chapter had made during
the past year and congratulated the
members on the good judgment they
had desplayed in re-electing Mrs. H.
C. Cooney worthy matron. Mrs. Taylor
expressed pleasure at again meeting
with the Kedron chapter. She has
many friends in Princeton who are al
ways delighted to have her with them.
Douglas Ames sang two solos which
were much appreciated. Mrs. Ben
Soule played the accompaniments.
Rufus P. Morton installed the fol
lowing officers in Fraternal lodge No.
92, A. F. and A. M.: C. A. Klatt,
W. M. J. W. Mossman, S. W. W. H.
Smith, J. W. H. L. Bergh, secretary
J. C. Herdliska, treasurer C. S. Mor
ton, J. D. Ed. Nelson, S. S. Henry
Rust, J. S. L. E. Fox, tyler. E. H.
Peterson who had been elected senior
deacon, was not present.
After the officers had been duly in
stalled, Mr. Lumb was called upon
for a few remarks. He spoke of the
part the Masons had played in de
veloping this country and the high
duties and obligations of the members
of the order. Mr. Lumb stated that
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1921
New Year's Lyric
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light
The year is dying in the night
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow
The year is going, let him go
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out the false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out the old shapes of foul disease
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
he hoped in the future the Masons and
the members of the church would
come to see that their aims and ideals
were the same and would work to
gether harmoniously to accomplish
After the lodge had been adjourned
the members and their friends re
mained to enjoy a social evening. Sup
per was served and dancing followed.
The out-of-town guests who were
present were Dr. and Mrs. L. E. O'-
Dell of Milaca, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Blomquist, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Stanius
of Spencer Brook Mrs: Geo. H. Smith
and Mrs. Minerva Hixson of Cam
bridge, who are respectively worthy
matron and chaplain of Jesmine chap
ter of the Eastern Star.
BANK CLOSED AT MILACA.
Following Run on Institution Exami
ner Orders Doors of Security
State Bank Closed.
For the second time in a few months
the Security State bank of Milaca was
closed by the Minnesota state bank
examiner yesterday, following a run
on the institution the previous day.
About 10 days ago E. A. Magnuson
purchased the controlling interest in
the institution from President Geo. H.
Niles. This was the interest formerly
owned by the late A. H. Turrittin.
Mr. Magnuson had been in the real es
tate business in Milaca for a number
of years. Previous to the disposal of
the major portion of the stock to A.
H. Turritin Carl Sholin was president
of the bank.
The October statement of the Se
curity State bank of Milaca shov/s the
afnount of indebtedness to depositors
to have been at that time $35,000, and
the amount of borrowed money $65,-
Important Ruling on Income Tax.
A ruling issued by Commissioner
Blair a few days ago says that bad
debts may, under the new revenue act,
be deducted in computing income tax
returns for 1921.
"Where all the surrounding and at
tending circumstances indicate," Mr.
Blair said, "that the debt is worthless,
either wholly or in part, the part of
which is worthless and charged off or
written down to nominal amount on
the books of the taxpayer shall be al
lowed as a deduction in computing net
Creamery Issues Account Book.
The Princeton Co-operative cream
ery has issued to its patrons a^very
handy little book in which they may
keep their accounts. It is pocket size
and will doubtless prove of much use
fulness to the farmers. Manager
Archie Jones is always up to date in
matters pertaining to the creamery,
and has been largely instrumental in
bringing it up to a point where it is
recognized as one of the leading
creameries of the state.
The October Apportionment Shows
the Sum for Mille Lacs County
Schools Totals $14,815.06.
THE OFFICIAL FIGURES
Also Statement Showing Amount of
State Aid Certified by Com-
missioner of Education.
The following table shows in detail
the amounts apportioned to the schools
of Mille Lacs county from the October,
One-half of penalty and interest,
June settlement and August
absolute sale settlement, 1921 $768.46
Apportionment from state of Minn
Total amount of apportionment.... $14,815.06
10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 20
33 24 25
31 32 33 34
37 38 39 40 41
42 43 44
48 49 50 51 52
45 41 23 25 74 57
60 49 33
92 85 59
36 30 30 19 44
22 31 64 71
17 17 37
26 35 14
27 35 36 43 42 15 12
203.24 194.59 177.29
259.46 211.89 142.70
397.84 367.57 255.13 155.67 129.73 129.73
276.76 307.03 155.67
536.21 696 SI
60.54 99.49 69.19
116.75 151.35 155.67 185.94 181.62
Total 3426 $14,815.06
Per capita $4.3243
Following is a statement showing
the amount of state aid to Mille Lacs
county schools, certified by the com
missioner of education, for having
complied with the law to encourage
better conditions in public schools in
accord with the requirements of the
state board of education:
Milaca, No. 13, regular and supple
mental $2,500, industrial $1,-
200, training $1,600, tuition
$2,500. Total $7,802.00
Princeton, No. 1, regular and supple
mental $2,500, industrial $1,-
800, training $1,600, tuition
$1,485. Total 7,385.00
Cove, No. 17, regular and supple
mental $300, transportation
Milaca, No. 13, regular and supple
mental $300, transportation
Onamia, No. 34, regular and supple
mental $300. transportation
Wahkon, No. 33, regular and supple
mental $300, transportation
Nos. 1, 4E, 5, 6, 7 11, 12, 20S, 25,
35, 43, at $300 each, 4W $250,
18 $450. Total
Class "A" Rural Schools
Nos. 3E, 3N, 35, 8, 9. 10. 14N, 14S,
15C. 15N, 15S. 16C, 16N, 20N,
2\, 26, 27, 29N, 29 (RooseVelt),
30, 31. 32, 36, 37, 38, 39N, 39S.
40, 41, 42E. 42W. 45. 46. 47,
49, SI, 52, 53, at $150 each.
$5,700, No. 16 $69, No. 23 $99,
No. 28 $123, No. 50 $105. To
Total to county $38,245.00
Aid to Public School Libraries.
For the school year ending July 31,
1921, the schools or districts of the
county named hereunder, having
adopted suitable rules and made pro
visions for the care and distribution
of the books of their public school
library as required by law, are entitled
to state aid as follows:
30 (1920) 5.00
LEGIONAIRES, HURRY UP!
Those of You Who Are Entitled to a
Bonus See That You File Claims
Not Later Than Dec. 31.
Minnesota's fund to pay soldiers'
bonus claims is still ample to meet all
demands upon it, state officials say,
despite the ruling of the supreme court
last Friday which legalized between
300 and 400 claims previously reject
ed by the board. Only a few hundred
claims remain to be settled and the
time for filing expires next Saturday,
December 31. After that date all
claims will be barred. So, you local
legionaires who have "bonuses com
ing, hurry up. See Post Commander
Sydney Berggren at once and get into
line even if it is on the last day for
filing. You are entitled to your bonus
and you will get it if you lose no time
in making application.
The balance in the fund is over
$400,000. Claims paid have averaged
about $200 each, and even if the re
maining claims run higher, say state
officials disbursing the bonus fund,
there should be enough money in the
treasury to pay 2,000 claims.
J. A. O'Gordon, executive secretary
of the bonus board, says that more
than 105,000 service men whose resi
dence was Minnesota at the time they
went into the war have received bonus
payments at the rate of $15 a month
for the time they wei in the service.
Only claims recently filed or held up
in court remain to be paid.
The bonus board was reversed the
supreme court decision filed Friday.
This case involved men who married
after the draft law went into effect
May 18, 1917, and claimed exemption
on that ground. Those who were put
in class 1 and inducted into service
were denied claims by the bonus board,
but the supreme court held that there
was no showing of violation or evasion
of the law in such cases. There are
said to be more than 300 affected by
THE POTATO MARKET.
Prices Advance Ten Cents Per Hun
dredweight With a Particu
larly Slow Movement.
The Princeton potato market is
somewhat stronger, quotations for all
varieties with the exception of Ohios
being 10 cents per cwt. higher than
the prevailing prices last Thursday.
The big central markets are, of course,
also stiffening up and there is not
much likelihood of another slump in
price this seasonin fact indications
point to an increase and a much firmer
Outside demand, however, is far
from being strong, and local buyers
do not feel inclined to ship at this
time as they would do so at a loss even
with the advance noted.
The movement from the farmer to
the warehouses is particularly slow
and there are virtually no shipments.
With the arrival of the new year,
however, it is not unlikely that the
market will take on considerable ac
tivity, both locally and at the big re
Burning Corn in Iowa.
Arthur Van Wormer is home from
Gilman, Iowa, where he is employed
in a newspaper office, for the holidays.
Van says that the farmers of Iowa are
burning large quantities of corn for
fuel. At the court house of the coun
ty where he is working 10,000 bushels
of corn were recently delivered for
fuel. Farmers, who are largely rent
ers, are in poor circumstances, cannot
sell their corn even at 25 cents a
bushel, and the county authorities de
cided to purchase corn for fuel to af
ford the farmers a little ready cash.
There are auction sales almost every
day in the week, says Van. The ma
jority of the farmers are unable to
pay their rent and consequently are
compelled to sell their personal ef
THE LEGION TEAM
In a Particularly Good Game of Bas-
ketball Ogilvie Goes Under in
Score of 25 to 17.
MERCURY QUINT DEFEATED
High School Squad Proves Superior
to the Newly-Organized
Athletic Club Team.
Several weeks ago when Ogilvie
opened the basketball season here,
Princeton was lucky enough to receive
only a mild defeat. Only poor shoot
ing on the part of the visitors saved
the legion team from being complet
ly swamped. In Monday's game,
which showed a complete reversal of
form, Princeion handed Ogilvie a
liberal beating as a belated Christ
Only in foul shooting did the visi
tors have the edge on the legion team,
Anderson caging seven out of 12
while Busch and Herdliska were drop
ping in three out of 11 tries. In team
work and goal shooting the legionaires
showed distinct superiority.
The floor work of George Maggart
was the individual feature of the
game. While throwing only three bas
kets, his ability to keep clear of his
guard enabled him to advance the
Rev. Besselievre refereed, repeating
his excellent work of the former game,
Always on top of the play, calling
the fouls impartially and closely, his
work is a refreshing contrast to much
of that seen on the local floor in the
The one "big weakness of the local
team is the lack of a consistent foul
shooter. Enough have been missed in
the two games to win an ordinary
series. When this is remedied they
can Undoubtedly show their numbers
to the great majority of their oppon
The score was 25 to 17 in favor of
the legion quint. The line up:
G. Maggart R. M. Polsom
Herdliska L. H. Folsom
E. Maggart R. Anderson
Slater L. Miller
Goals from floor: G. Maggart, 3
Herdliska, 3 Buseh, 3 Slater, 2 M.
Folsom, 2 H. Folsom, 1 Lewis, 1
Anderson 1. Goals from fouls: An
derson, 1 out of 12 Busch, 1 out of 5
Herdliska, 2 out of 6.
Mercury vs. High School.
The quint of the Mercury Athletic
club played the basketeers of the high
school in the gymnasium last Friday
night, but, in consequence of inclement
weather, there was a poor attendance.
This was the first game the Mercury
team had played and the high school
boys proved the best manipulators of
the ball and carried off the honors in
a score of 16 to 9. However, the main
feature of the contest was the playing
of Milton Nygren of the Mercury
team, who accomplished splendid work.
The Mercury Athletic club team has
just been organized and possesses ma
terial for the making of a first-class
quint. Next Saturday this team will
go to Ogilvie and play the town team
of that place.
Only Eleven Soldiers Executed.
Colonel Walter A. Bethel of the
judge advocate general's department
of the army, who was General Persh
ing's chief legal adviser in France,
and who in that capacity reviewed ev
ery courtmartial record in which a
sentence of death was imposed on an
American soldier, testifying before the
senate committee appointed to investi
gate the charges made on the floor of
the senate by Senator Thomas E. Wat
son of Georgia, declared that the death
sentence had been carried out in just
eleven cases and that in every instance
the man who forfeited his life was
guilty of a crime the atrociousness of
which it would be difficult to overesti
mate. This in itself should be suffi
cient to convince the average person
that the story told by Watson in myth
A Bulletin Worth Asking For.
Sketching the growth of the co-op
erative potato marketing association
and discussing pooling, storing, sell
ing, sorting, accounting, grading and
handling of supplies, all factors more
or less involved in the successful
operation of such enterprises, a new
88-page bulletin entitled "Local Co-op
erative Potato Marketing in Minneso
ta" can be obtained on application to
Office of Publications, University
Farm, St. Paul. Dr. J. D. Black and
Paul Miller of the division of agricul
tural economics, University of Minne
sota, and Frank Robotka, formerly
with the division, are the authors.
"Treat 'em rough" was a good war
slogan, but we fail to understand why
the laundries should adopt it.Balti
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