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TURNERS ENDORSE STAND
TAKEN BY SECY. BAKER
State Convention At St. Paul Op
poses Universal Military
Saturday and Sunday the 52nd an
nual district convention of the District
of Minnesota Turners was held at the
hall of the Tumverein St. Paul. Theie
were 31 delegates present in all, re
presenting the societies from the Twin
Cities and from New Ulm. Last year
the executive committee of the District
was located in New Ulm and the follow
ing officers submitted their annual
reports: Pres. Albert Steinhauser, Rec.
Sec'y., Alfred Schroeck, Cor. Sec'y.,
George Hogen, Treas., Charles Hauen
t-tein and Turnwart, Herman Hein.
The president's report contained quite
a number of recommendations which
were referred to proper committees and
were afterwards discussed in the con
vention. Among the business matters
transacted may be mentioned the fol
lowing: It was decided to have a Turn
Tag in the city of New Ulm during
the latter part of June and the societies
were urged to found Sunday schools
wherever there are none in existence.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the
stand taken by Sec'y- of War Baker
against the introduction of universal
military service in this country and
calling attention to physical training as
advocated and practiced by the Turners
which prepares men for any hard
ships they may have to undergo in times
of war and making them physically fit
for any kind of service.
Resolutions were also adopted favoring
a different alignment of the societies,
districts, circuits and the National
Association. The plan is quite revolu
tionary but it is believed by those who
introduced it that it will bring the
tocieties in closer touch and present a
more workable plan for the North Amer
ican Gymnastic Union.
Next Convention at New Ulm
Saturday evening there was a Kommers
which proved a very pleasant affair.
Henry J. Hadlich acted as toastmaster.
Sunday afternoon there was a Turntag
for actives and the youths class. In the
evening there was a dance. The next
convention will be held in New Ulm.
Those who attended from here were
Albert Steinhauser, Herman Hein and
Charles Hauenstein on behalf of the
Vorort and Julius Krause, R. R. Kemski,
Dr. Kurt Bell, Thomas Pfaender, Frank
Niemann, Jr., Walter Pfaender, and
Herman Frenzel for the Tumverein.
In addition to these the following youths
took part in the Turntag: Harry Herzog,
Ernie Schleuder, Roy Fenske and Wil
liam J. Pfaender.
HIGH SCHOOL WAR WORK
War work in the high school this week
consists of a drive for the sale of war
savings stamps. The high school and
normal department have been divided
into five societies, one for each class
and this week a vigorous campaign is
being waged among students to induce
e_ch other to use their ice cream money to
help win the war. Before a class could be
represented by a society it was necessary
for ten members to pledge themselves
to the object of the campaign. These
ten promised not to waste or spend
money foolishly or for unnecessary
things and to invest all they could in
thrift stamps and to induce others to
do so. The war stamp drive lasts all
of the week.
itiEDA BARA AS CLEOPATRA
THE BIGGEST PICTURE
OF ALL TIME
At a recent meeting of the Board
they re-elected Supt. Hess for a period
of two years. There was considerable
talk prevalent that it was Mr. Hess'
intention to resign but it seems that he.
did not have this in mind. It is also
reported that several of the teachers
expect to leave. There has been consid
erable dissatisfaction expressed by a
number of them over various conditions
here the past year and it seems that
some of them have been offered very
much better compensation elsewhere
with more agreeable attending circum
stances. At any rate, quite a number
will not return altho no definite informa
tion on this point is yet available.
ABOUT THE COUNTY
Last Friday evening the Home Boost
ers Club had a well attended meeting
at the Club House and rendered a
program which was in every way quite
interesting. There was a debate, "Re
solved that Women Should Have the
Right of Suffrage." Mrs. T. S. Merkel
and May Bertrand spoke for the af
firmative and Guy Current and Ed.
Lebert represented the negative side of
After having been in business in Sleepy
Eye for over twenty years, Frank E.
Palmer sold his stock and good will to
Emil Rasmussen of Evan who took
charge of the business the. forepart of
this week. Mr. Rasmussen is not a
stranger to the people of Sleepy Eye
having clerked for Jentzen & Durbahn
in 1889 and 1890. He has been in
business in Evan since 1891 and has
been postmaster there for well nigh a
quarter of a century. Mr. Palmer has
no immediate plans for the future.
At a special stockholders meeting of
the State Bank of Hanska held last
Wednesday afternoon it was decided to
raise the bank's capital stock from $20,
000 to $40,000. It was also decided to
build a one story banking house with
full basement and modern in every
Hotbeds should be Jn working order
now. Look well to the watering and
TURNER THEATRE, MARCH 1 4 1 5
SPANISH IN THE SCHOOLS JUNIOR RED CROSS WORK
MAPPED OUT BY TEACHERS
A most commendable move was made
by the Board of Trustees of the local
schools when they decided to include
Spanish in the course of study at the
High School. It has been realized at
last in the United States that if the
United States is to compete for her
fair share of South American trade they
will have to train up young men and
women who will be able to speak the
language of the countries of the South
American continent. Heretofore the at
titude of America has been "let them
learn to speak our language" but it has
been learned that Germany did not
look at the matter in that way but went
after the trade in the only sensible way
by speaking the language of the people
with whom they wished to carry on
business. As a result the Germans
secured the bulk of the trade in South
America. There is a large market in
the south and if North America is going'
there to secure it her representatives must.
speak Spanish. These are the reasons
for the order to include Spanish in-,
struction in the local schools. It is a
credit to the local Board that they have
taken action thus early, as there are but
very few schools* in cities the size of
New Ulm that have yet installed the
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O CAPACITY ENGAGEMENTS AT THE METROPOLITAN
Theatres in St. Paul and Minneapolis
Nine Hundred Pairs of Busy Fingers
Will Make the Needles
Red Cross workers this week have
been busy organizing the Junior Red
Cross work. A meeting of the teachers
of the public and parochial schools in
this city was held Monday afternoon
with the ladies who are at the head of
the Red Cross work and the grades
were assigned the various work which
they were expected to do. All of the
children from the Third Grade up are
to be taught knitting for home work.
They are to be given squares to knit
which later will, be combined in mak
ing afghans. Besides the home work
each grade is assigned a particular
kind of work to do at school under the
supervision of their teachers. The Sec
ond and Third Grade tots will finish off
the little outing flannel booties which
are made from scraps left from other
work. The teachers stitch up the
booties and the little children finish them
off around the edges. Some of the
Third and Fourth Grades will be given
knitting and*the Fifth and Sixth Grades
will make hospital bags. The Seventh
and Eighth Grades will make clothing
for the refugees, especially for children
six years of age. No particular period,
is assigned for the work at school, each
teacher making her own schedule for
the work. There are about 900 members
of the Junior Red Cross. In the High
School instruction in making surgical
bandages is given this week by a work-'
er from the state headquarters. She
was expected to arrive yesterday and will
stay a week or ten days. Some of the
ladies of the city are intending to take
the instruction also.
There seems to be an excellent opening
for good mechanics to judge from the
following telegram which was received
last week by the local board.
"Telegram from Provost Marshal
General received by Local Board this day
wherein Crowder asks for 150 general,
engine and other special automobile
mechanics or repairmen, $5 gunsmiths,
typewriting machine and other in
strument makers or repairmen, and 50
chauffeurs or automobile truck drivers,
all of the foregoing to be inducted for
Aviation Section, Signal Corps, and sent
to Kelley Field, San Antonio, Texas.
General Pershing is in urgent need
of these men and if the above call can
not be filled by voluntary inductions by
March 8th, Local Boards will induct and
entrain a sufficient number of qualified
men to fill their quota of this call.".A-
Mrs. John Sehr has fully recovered
from a recent operation. She left the
hospital this week.
Miss Ida Scheiderich underwent an
operation Monday morning.
M. A. Hippert, who was at the hospital
for two weeks, being troubled with
pleurisy is feeling very well now. He has
left the hospital.
Ed. Domeier underwent an operation
recently. He is doing nicely now and
was well enough to leaye the hospital.
Miss Lillie Reinhart was operated on
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j: LOCAL NOTES,.g
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Mrs. C. A. Zelle is leaving for Min
neapolis today (Wednesday) where she
will visit for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bjorneberg of
Hanska spent Friday and Saturday
visiting at the Wm. Bjorneterg home
Rural carrier Schmiesing of Route No.
1, Harska has resigned his position
as carrier and will-shortly move on a
farm which he recently rented, near
The Junior Red Cross Society is
conducted by Mrs. H. Krook now. Tie
accomplishments of "the junior class are
praiseworthy. They are working on a
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Waibel and
firmly and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tauer and
family of Hanska visited at the Henry
Baumann home Wednesday of last
The little Pelant baby who was so
badly scalded last week is recovering
nicely from the injuries and altho it
suffered greatly from fever, the burns
are healing very well.
A letter received from a Canadian
subscriber says that they are having fine
weather in Saskatchewan now with the
snow going very fast and every body is
anxious to get into the fields.
New Ulm people will be sorry to lose
the Emmings family but glad to know
that they are going to so pleasant a place
as Hutchinson to live. C. B. Hough
of Shakopee is taking Mr. Emmings place
here in the Simons yards.
Ed Grams of Bertha, Minn., has
been in this vicinity buying corn for the
Farmers' Elevator at Bertha. He says
that the farmers of Todd County did
not harvest an ear of corn because of
the frost. He can't get much around
here either. Mr. Grams is a son of
August Grams of this city.
Ernest Vogelpohl left Tuesday for
Arlington, M"nn., where he is installing
a pipe organ in one of the churches there.
The organ was built by H. H. Vogel
pohl & Sons of this city. From there
he will go to New Rome where he will
also attend to some business for the
It's about time that somebody in this
Iran's town goes out and does something
desperate or noble or foolish or philan
thropic. If any one thinks it's a snap to
prepare a newspaper when nobody does
a single thing personally to be proud of
or ashamed of or astonished over or
grieved about, he can just have our
job and all the pay that goes with it and
wewill live onthe enjoyment we get out of
watching him fill the paper with news
when "they hain't no s!ch thing!"
TrTer new parcel post rules which
go into effect Friday March 15th, the
weight limit on packages has been in
creased to 70 pounds for the first three
zones which embrace a territory with a
radius of 300 miles. The old limit was
50 pounds for the first two zones of 150
miles. The size of packages will remain
the same, the limit of which is 84 inches
in length and girth. There is also no
charge in the weight of packages tl at
can be sent to the expeditionary forces
in Europe, seven pounds being the
Phillip Liesch is local chairman of the
Four Minute Men organization, his
selection having been confirmed by the
director at Washington, the appoint
ment having been made by the State
Chairman. Up to the present time the
'following local volunteer speakers have
been enrolled: Judge I. M. Olsen,
Supt. H. C. Hess and F. W. Johnson.
These will give shor£ talks to motion
picture theatre audiences upon topics
of national importance. The first one
to be called upon to speak was Judge
Olsen who appeared at the Ruby Theatre
last Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock and
spoke upon the "Danger to Democracy."
Mr. Hall, the new proprietor of the
Grand Hotel, arrived with his family
and took possession of his property
March 1st. After they_ .have tho
roly renovated the building they expect
to have a formal opening and at present
are considering the advisibility of chang
ing the hotel to the European plan.
In this event the dining room will be
operated as a cafe in connection with the
rest of the hotel. They also expect to
continue to keep their regular boarders.
The family at present consists of Mr. and
Mrs. Hall and their son William who
has charge of the b_us line and Mr. and
Mrs. Neffeler, the latter a daughter of
the family, and their little daughter.
William Fox's superb production,
"Cleopatra" with Theda Bara in the
title role, which recently closed a long
engagement at the Lyric Theatre, New
York, opens for 2 days engagement at
the Turner Opera House, commencing
Thursday, March 14. Nobody who has
seen this unusual picture will ever forget
the splendors it presents in many tre
mendous scenes of gorgeousness such as
were known only in the times of Ancient
Egypt and Rome, with costumes so
thoroughly in attune with the period
that they cause no little comment.
The battle scenes are splendid and there
are many moments that mayjhe said
to thrill.—Adv. £. "Z^n -J
I Thursday, Marc 14
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