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(By United,,JPress.) w-r*
London,. Sep.t 27. (By Mail.)
Boastfulness*.,d an lack of nderstandlng
are responsible for the failure of Ger
many's huge propaganda efforts.
i After 40 years of experience, in
this work, Germany can show but
i little fruits for its labor.
i On the other hand, America, with a
I record of less than 4 years, can credit
itself with being the most successful
of all the belligerents in spreading
Col. John Buchan, Director of In
telligence of the British Ministry of
Information, today said the German
propaganda is "on the whole ineffec
tive" and declared that "when his
tory comes to decide which country
was the most aucessful in its propa
ganda campaign, it won't be Ger
manyit will be America."
"We here have had occasion to
study the extraordinary merits of the
German machine which Germans had
been building for forty years," said
J~Col. Buchan. "On the whole its
product has been rather ineffective
because of its lack of psycholgical
"The Hun boasts too much and
underestimates the peoples against
whom his campaign is directedas,
for instance, America. ^,,}5
"'He makes queer slips. =?i^f
"At the beginning of the war the
Kaiser sent address to the Moham
medan chiefs of India, in which he
pointed out that hethe kaiserwas
their real friend. The address was
elaborately gotten up engrossed on
the finest vellum. But it was bound
"Here was an instance of the Hun's
tendency to overlook important de
tails, for the pig is an animal the
Mohammedans regard with horror.
HUBS Waste Their Cash.
"The propaganda scheme of the
Germans was most elaborate, but it
has been overdone.. They have agent
at least $75,000,000
the war began, some of which went
to produce most absurd publications.
Also, they printed too many. The
scheme might be .described as
'kolossaP but stupid.
"American propaganda has been
conducted with a rare instinct. for
"Take the Ainerfca^lRed Cross in
Italy, France nd Russia* as well as
the work of tb&$. M. C. A. This
was practical propaganda. In tend
ing the sick and wounded the Ameri
can Red Cross' proved America's
sympathy to the allies.
"The Committee on Public Infor
mation in Washington appeals to the
intelligence of the world. The
American secret service is a fine
organization and has some splendid
men in it. They managed to get
Sg^., i 4 hqld of the most valuable documents
fell* f~ were published at exactly the
Boi ancf "raised oia a farm in Scott County, Minnesota.
Admitted to the practice of law in 3.891, and have been engaged in
active practice ever since.
A resident of Bemidji for 19 years, and its village and city attorney
Member of the state forestry board fdr two years, and Irafted the law
for the prevention of forest fires.
First to publicly advocate a change in the manner of sale of state
nas.which suggestions have been enacted into law.
First to publiclyeadvocate a state homestead law,ewhichhis now beinge
seriously considered by the state and national government.
I amounqualifiedly in sympathy with President Wilson in every effort
to win this war by force of arms. "Force, force to the utmost, force with-
"America is very much alive to
the value of news in propaganda, and
the right kind of news. She hasn't
been obsessed, like the older countries
in Europe, with secrecy. The soldier
professional soldieris always in
clined to make a mystery of his
work. It is not always easy to get
a response from him to an intelligent
question the answer of which may be
of no value to the enemy but may be
of great value to the people. r^
Names Are Euentil.
"A war of nations can't be an
anonymous war. The people must be
taken into the confidence of their
government. Tney want to know
something of the organization of
their armies and the generals who
"Take for example the Official
Gazette of the United States which
on July 13th told of the organization
of the American army and gave the
names of the commanding generals.
"That's common sense.
"America has just established
propaganda agencies in all allied and
neutral countries. Their policy is
same as in America. There is no
jealousy. They put all their interests
in the common stock."
Col. Buchan is reluctant to boast
propaganda. But German news
papers recently have paid it the high
est compliment in concentrating a
campaign of "hate" against Lord
Northcliffe, for what they term Great
Britain's "pernicious" propaganda.
PROGRESS BEING MADE
ON MINNESOTA nLMS
Twelve hundred feet of film have
already been taken by Ivan C. Coppe,
C. E. BuCkbee and Arthur Appel cf
St. Paul, and A. A. Parchet of New
York, who are in this vicinity in the
interest the Ten Thousand Lakes
1.1 i Associatiof of Minnesota
ftaye been taken of various scenes in
Itas ca stat
pa rk an Bemidji
Yesterday and today were spent in
CftBS Lake where movies of the MiB
stdn and Indians were taken, also plc
tuea showing where the Mississippi
river flows into Cass Lake. The next
places to be visited are Beer River
and Grand Rapids. They expect to
take 2,000 feet of films in all, and the
wqrk will take about three weeks.
These moving pictures will be
shown in various theatres outside of
the state, and are being taken for
the promotion of the advertising cam
paign f.or next year,
LOCAL MARKETS. J&
No. 1, 80 cents p% fitfedfed.
No. 1, Triumphs, $2 per hundred.
POLITICAL ADVERTISING gg
(Inserted and to be paid for by P. J. Russell
tn righteous and triumphan forc whic shall mak
right the law of the world and cast every selfish dominion down in the dust"
I believe in, and if elected will work and vote for Government owner-
nJP *tt**dB telegraph and telephone lines, of coal and iron mines, and
oil fields and natural water powers.
I believe in and will work and vote for an amendment to the Con-
stitution providing for woman's suffrage without waiting for state initiation*
CHARGE AGAINST BREWERS
TO BETAKENUP TUESDAY
Washington, Oct. 12.A. M. Pal
mer, alien property custodian, hhs
been summoned to appear before-the
senate judiciary rab-committf Tues
day to testifly in connection with bis
charges of disloyalty and improper
political and propaganda activity by
brewers. Alexander Konta of $few
Yorkj who is alleged to have written
to Dr. Bernhard Dernberg before the
United States entered the war re
garding the purchase of a newspaper
to further German Interests, also was
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
THEY'RE FINDING OUT*,
S8II '.(By United Press.),
With the American army in France,
Sept. 19. (By Mail.)-The Germans
are annoyed by the frequency with
which they run into the Americans
along the line. ..The Germans dWt
understand it. :Jg*
An American' outfit captured a
German line officer east of Kheims
after his unit with others had been
trying to break through for 3 days.
A French intelligence officer asked
the German why the boches failed
to break through.
"The reason for the fairure?" said
the German, "it is the Americans.
We are storm troops, our unit. We
have been in attacks on 8 points along
the line in a month. Each time'we
have run into Americans. I have
letters from friends along -the line.
They have all hit or been hit by
Americans, who are everywhefe,^^
When asked, the German officer
estimated there were ite4
Americans in France.:
COUHTDH* HUH CHICKS^S
"fBy united Preset -*Jl$.VlJFOft
Witn the Amer&fcir Army fn
France, Sept. 12. (By Mafi.JIn the
division they -Jlgure that
they've spoiled a lot^of good German
jobs, by keeping -tfie-bpches back
where they belong^,*&& & sea
It Is this way. -}&&& $&
The Germane were-iio^sure they,
were gofri*'to walk: r^tflQirough the
division Sind the FfcefltcP' divisions
next to it, that theylappornted boches
to all kinds of Jobs in,French cities to
be captured. A tank"commander who
came through in his armored car,
thinging the Allies we fe surely on the
run, was captured and 'jot real peev
ish because, being prisoner, he.
could not he town major.of Chalons.
Documents captured, showed that
other German offieers'Wlth influense
had been put in chargs of,warehouses
and supply depots thatjwere to have
TWELVE CASES OF
Twelve cases of Spahtsfi influenza
uave been reported to Dr. Shannon,
city physician, all except one not be
ing considered serious. The one ex
ception is at the hospital.
BemldjI is, however, fortunate in,
this epidemic. Common sense is
needed, eaysJ)r,-Shatnnon, as a pre
ventative of serious ree.uita. He says
the patient should go to bed at the
first symptoms of feeling "grlppy"
and pursue the same course as for
grippe. Four or five days should be
spent in bed and care should be ex
ercises immediately thereafter.
The first 24 hours should be watch
ed carefully. The patient is inclined
to perspire freely and many expose
themselves when weak from the more
serious period and then pneumonia
makes its appearance.
GERMAN CHANCELLOB TO
ADDBESS THE BEICHSTAQ
Copenhagen, Oct 12.The German
chancellor will address the reichstag
Saturday, according to copies of the
Berlin Tageblatt received here,
VAN! AD DEPT.
Advertisements in this coittma
cost half cent a word per Issue, when
paid cash in advance. No ad will
be-run for less than 10c per issue.
Ads charged on our books cost one:
cent a word per issue. No ads run
for less than 26c.
SALE10 loans fresh bright
straw, just threshed today. Maty
Dugan, old Peterson farm. It1012
FOR SALE!Household furniture and
piano. 1102 Miss avenue. Phone
HORSBJS FOR SALE OR HIRE
Twp teams aid hUrness, weight
fe.l^,40a to 1,601,^age 7*to 9. *15
?''*Mia B-Miss ftVBtlllft 2tl012
FOR SALE pHEAPOne double bar
ren 16-gauge shot gun. in perfect
order. Also a German mauser with
box of .shells. Inquire at Letford's
WANTEDflay,fttrm 16. to 18 years
oid, for evening and morning work,
^Address "W," care Pioneer officer
WANTED TO BUYCanoe for cash.
Old town canoe preferred. Inquire
Ideal Billard Parlors. 3tl0l2
WANTEDGirl to clerk In confec
tionery store state experience and
salary. Address A. B., care Pio
WANTEDTrained nurse at Lake
Julie sanatorium. Address Dr. Da
vis, Puposky, Minn. BtlOlO
WANTED^House maid at Lake Julia
sanatorium,- good wages. Address
Dr. Davis, Pupoaky, Minn, 5UQ16
WANTJBPLaundress at Lake Julia
sanatorium, good wages. Address
Dr. Davis, Puposky, Minn. 5U016
WANTEDGirl stenographer with
\.*$S2 SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1918
some general office work experi
ence. Apply Koors Bros: Co
room. Also board.
FOR RENTTwo unfurnished, large
rooms, suitable for light house
keeping. Call at 419 America ave
FOR RENT Furnished modern
room. Also board, 1110 Bemidji
ave\ Phone 311-W 2-1014
FOR JtENTThree partly furnished
roopns, upstairs,, modern except
heatv 1101 Doud avenue, phone
Special Map Coupon
Bemidji Pioneer Pub. Co.
Gentlemen: Enclosed find $2.50 to pay for the
f|t Daily Pioneer for six months and 32 cents for which
send me one of your latest State, United States and
$$ War Zone maps, a combination of "three in one*- maj
Be prepared to buy bulk apples.^ I wilL
have a car on track soon. I have moved my
store to 523 Minnesota Avenue
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