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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
Concurrent Resolution Creating Com-
mission of Agricultural Inquiry
Passes the House.
Government Expenditures Signed
by the President.
After previously prssmg the senate
the army appropriation bill with a
provision for a standing army not to
exceed 150,000 men instead of 170,000
has passed the house.
Rear Admiral Sims' leave of abarrangements
sence in England has been revoked by
Secretary Dcnby, and he was ordered
to report at once to the secretary of
the navy. Mr. Denby's action was
taken without waiting for a reply from
the officer to the secretary's cable
gram asking whether he had been
cerrectly quoted as attacking Sinn
Fein sympathizers In the United
States in a speech delivered in Lon
don. Sims will sail for home on June
The house packing control bill was
denounced in Washington by Ben
Marsh of the Farmers' National coun
cil as "a gold brick which the packers
helped prepare to cripple the federal 2 7 edibles,^ *"*all
trade commission and tie the hands of
an attorney general who might not be
subservient to the packers."
Indorsement of cabinet members of
the pending billsg to regulate grain ex-
S nr
S du^
Sj5t I
m^t TT7,
ing channels.
Admiral Sims/ and Ambassador
Harvey were characterized as the
'Gold Dust Twins" by Senator Pat i
Harrison of Mississippi and the ad
miral as an "undesirable alien" by
Representative J. A. Gallivan of Mas
sachusetts, who introduced a resolu-
Bill Establishing Budget System of tion forbidding his return to the Unit- Cocky Anokans Surprised at Wayat
ed States.
In turning over the office of prohibi
tion Commissioner to Roy Haynes, new
chief, retiring Commissioner John F.
The concurrent resolution to create Kramer denounced men and women
a commission of agricultural inquiry who took oath to serve prohibition en
has passed the house. Its purpose is forcement and then betrayed their Princeton finally triumphed over the
to look into the causes of present agri-_ trust to further the interests of the fast Anoka team on the latter's home
cultural conditions, differences be- illegal liquor traffic
tween the prices of products paid the
producer and the ultimate charge to and brutal exhibitions," Dcets Pickett pulled off in this game that was ever
the consumer^ the condition of other of the board of temperance, prohibition seen or heard" of in a ball contest. The
and'public morals of the Methodist game was won and lost by hoth teams
industries and the prices, the re
sources and credits of the country as Episcopal church, asserted that the
effecting agriculture and marketing coming Dempsey-Carpentier fight eventually it fell Princeton's way and
and transportation facilities. Sixteen
farm organizations requested the pas
sage of this resolution.
The bill establishing a budget sys
tem of government expenditures has
been signed by the president. In order
to put the new system quickly into
effect the president expects to appoint
a director of budget, as provided for
in the bill, some time within the next
two weeks.
The house has passed the Sweet
bill under which, if it becomes a law,
government agencies dealing with for
mer service men will be consolidated.
Provision is made in the bill for crea
tion of a veterans' bureau in the treas
ury department, in which would be
placed the war risk insurance bureau,
the federal board for vocational train
ing and functions of the public Tiealth
service Telating to the war veterans.
"Wait and see" is the Harding ad
ministration's disarmament slogan.
The president intends to continue
"feeling" his way through the medium
of informal soundings abroad. In
answer to such "feelers" as already
have been stretched out it is officially
announced that "certain informal as
surances have been received indicating
readiness to discuss armaments."
More than $10,(700,000 yearly will be
added to the cost of distributing metro,
politan newspapers and magazines
through the mails unless congress re
peals the automatic increase in-second
class postage rates which become ef
fective July 1. Indications now are
strong that no action will be taken al
though a determined effort in that
direction is being made. Representa
tive Martin Madden of Illinois has pre
pared a bill to suspend the increases
and may introduce it within the next
few days. Legislation moves slowly
in congress. With members of the
senate and house virtually unanimous
for a bill it is almost impossible to get
final action in three weeks. In this
particular case a majority is against
the proposed legislation. And to make
the situation even worse Senator
Townsend of Michigan, chairman of
the senate committee on postoffices
and post roads, and Representative
Halvor Steenerson, chairman of the
house committee, are not disposed to
do anything to hurry consideration of
a repeal or suspension bill. Postmaster
General Hays, it is understood, fa
vors the proposal to suspend the in
creases, 'but even administration pres
sure will have a hard time jarring a
reticent congress into action.
ought to be the last permitted on
American soil.
Favorable report was ordered by the
senate postoffice and post roads, com
mittee on Monday on the Townsend
bill to create a federal highway com
mission and to establish an interstate
system of public roads. Three demo
cratic members of the committee, Sen
ators Watson, Georgia McKeller, Ten
nessee, and Heflin, Alabama, voted
against the bill and -will file a minority
report, probably recommending that no
change be made in the present federal
road law.
By a vote of exactly 5 to 1 theruns,
hous,' lste Monday passed the Porter
resolution to terminate the state of
war between the TJnited States and the
central powers.
Princeton GITI IS Declared Winner in
College Beauty Contest at
Hamline University.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Howard are
now among the proudest of Prince
ton's citizens, "for their daughter,
MildTed, has been declared the winner
in the college "beauty contest at Ham
line university. The vote of the three
judges was unanimous. The Liner
the college annualdescribes Mildred
as follows:
"Miss Howard is 19 years old, rather
small, slender, and a brunette with
brown, wavy ]iair and dark brown
eyes. In addition to all her other
claims to pulchritude she has a dimple
in either cheek."
In addition to this we can add that
Mildred possesses one of the sunniest
of dispositions and is a young lady of
many accomplishments. She is a
member of the Athenaem society and
the Dramatic club of Hamline colloge,
and at Princeton high school, where
she graduated last year, she was the
class salutatorian and won first prize
in an essay contest.
The Union heartily congratulates
Miss Howard.
Greenbush Unit Meets.
The Greenbush unit of the farm
bureau met last Thursday at the home
of Louis Normandm and it proved to
be a very interesting meeting. The
attendance was large, about 40 mem
bers, with their wives and families,
being present.
N. E. Chapman, state poultry ex
pert, gave a very instructive talk,
taking up feeding, housing and cull
ing of fowls. He gave a culling dem
onstration and was very thorough in
his explanation
plan of the farm bureau to put on a
drive this fall for the purpose of
culling all farm floclcs if satisfactory
There was a short business session
following Mr. Chapman's remarks and
Mr. Hammargren took up the 16 ques
tions pertaining to legislation pub
lished in the farm bureaus question
and these were answered
ty farm bureau, was present and
as strongly as possibl
the better.
At the close of the meeting the
ladies served an excellent lunch on
Presidcn thcs
t0 /P
for thse stabilization of the coal
if V4,
among those in attendance at a con
forence with Secretary of the Treasi
ury Andrew W. Mellon and federal re
serve board members relating
financing of pressing needs of the live
.stock industry through private
cafeteria styl
measures and to defend them as har- ig, aged 59 years. The funeral was
monizing with his pronouncement for held from the Princeton Swedish Luth-
Jess government in business." Secre
tary of Agriculture H. C. Wallace
proved the grain exchange and meat cemetery
packing bills, while Secretary of Com
v.~, TT i. T v..viv,i, nuuoc iiiaiuuii name
merce Herbert Hoover and Secretary was Katherine Fischer, was born in
of the Interior A. B. Fall went on rec- Germany in 1862 and was married in
or a favoring the
The unit will hold its next meeting
at Oscar Erickson's on July 12.
Several members signed up
last Thursday.
Mrs.new Katherin Bender,
Mrs. Katherine Bender, formerly of
P-ceton, died at the home of her
daughter in Onamia on Frida morn
eran church on Monday afternoon and
the bod, was laid to rest in Oak Knoll
Mrs. Bender, whose maiden name
bill that country in 1884. With her hus
band she came to America in 1892 and
located in Princeton. She later moved
Loading bankers have assured the to Hubbard, Iowa, then to Blue Hill
administration they will seek the api
proval of the government before en
tenng into future foreign financial dren: Mrs. VanAlstein, Onamia
transactions. J. Morgan was Louis Bender, Hubbard, Iowa J. H.
Bender, Minneapolis Carl and Adam
Bender, Princeton. She also leaves 12
grandchildren. Her husband died on
to March 16.
Mrs. Bender was a woman highly
respected by those who knew her.
and ultimately returned to Princeton
She is survived by the following chil-
ton Skins Heavy Anoka Team
in Weird Slugfest in Pease's
Town," Score 12-10.
Princeton Put Things Over and
Took Starch Out of Them.
In a weird slugfest, which was in
doubt ur to the last half ofmv,
grounds last Sunday. The final count
Denouncing prize fights as "bloody was 12 to 10 and everything was
several times during the fracas, but
stayed there for keeps
Caley, first up for the Princetonians,
started the game auspiciously when
he banged out a clean single. Doane
flew out to left, Berg struck out and
Mons. Caley looked as if Tie was
anchored to the first station for good
Fisher was next up and drove out a
vicious liner that sailed serenely over
the canvas fence in deep center for a
clean home run, scoring two runs for
the opening inning. Anoka retaliated
in their half hy bunching two singles
and a triple by Wellman. These clouts,
with an infield error, netted them three
giving them a one run lead
Both teams went out in order in thebarrier.
second. Princeton opened fire again
in the third and when the smoke from
the bombardment had cleared away
the score board, tendered reluctantly,
marked up three more counters for
Manke's troupe of fence busters. It
happened thusly: Caley again led off
with a hit and took second when O
Leary booted the ball. Doane beat out
a hunt that carried the big first base
man to third. On the next pitched
Doane tore for second and, while An
oka was retiring him at this station,
Caley slipped home with another run
Bob Berg kicked in with a single and
Fisher was up again. Just to show
that his first home run wasn't an acci
dent the stocky little backstop smote
another over the barrier for another
clean home run, scoring two more
counters for the visiting team.
Apparently this got the Anpka's out
fits nerves, for they cut loose with
everything they had in their half of
the third and, when the gong finally
stopped the slaughter, five big markers
went up on the official score board to
the home team's credit, and they were
again in the lead 8 to. 5. The Anoka
fans settled back with a feeling of
satisfaction that the scrappy Prince
tonians were squelched for the rest o*
the afternoon. The fourth round pro
duced nothing for either team and it
began to look like Anoka's ball game.
Doane opened up the fifth with a
Texas leaguer to left field and, by
some daring base running and a piece
of luck, stretched his single into a
oouble. Berg came through with a
double that scored Doane and brought
the score up to 6 to 8 in Anoka's favor.
/Slowly but surely Manke's athletes
\began to cut down the Anoka lead.
With two down in the sixth frame
"Buck" Anderson, Princeton's import
ed pitcher, drove the ball over the
gunnysccktw-has.ejust fence inside thn
He said it was the
flag oc
wit Ande
x?an be made.
HJ.W nu LIICOC were ttiiswvsreu. */*i,on/|#
Ray Madsen, secretary of the coun-
hit, as the ground
r Cale cameof clea
hit for the afternoon and
rson hoy romped home with
number seven for Princeton. In the
lucky seventh
tied the
ithe eight all Wit two
gone Smith was safe at Srst when
Briere booted his hot grounder down
the third base line. Grow dropped
onejnWeback of the shortstop position
H*na let gef
spoke briefly on what the organiza
tion contemplated doing. He urged
vuutvuijjmvcu uuillg, lie UlgKU iwicu
the farmers to go in for co-operJ*ion
-the stronger
and all hands were safe. Mark
planted a neat little single in the left
sun garden that Smithie scored on
wlthou any trouble. Score 8 to 8
Princeto*h,kept up their good wor
and the lead away from Anoka
when they pushed
through the registering
two long tables, which were loaded
'""6 wuira, wiiivfi weiK lunucu ~v.. uuuvii uiictt
down with and helped
wm his own game and poled
bte boothe.t Anderso took a notion that he
one over the fence for a four-base
ride. Doane further gummed things
up with another single and then stole
second. A moment later he started to
steal third. McCarthy pegged wild to
third to catch him and the little cen
ter fielder scooted home with another
Anoka finally realized there was a
real contest on and, not liking the
looks of Princeton's two-run lead, they
Irove in two runs in their half of the
eighth and put the score back again in
to a double bow kno^-ten all. Cor
bett's double, an error and three
singles did the work. A pretty throw
in to the plate by Smith from deep
left spoiled another run for them in
the melee. Princeton fought gamely
back in the last round and, before they
could be retired, had again jumped in
to another two-run lead. Mark lead
off with his second single and Larson
bounced the ball off the fence in deep
right, pushing Mark around to third
and. taking second himself on his
healthy smash. At this stage of the
game the Anoka manager yanked his
tow-headed pitcher and replaced him
with a left-handed performer. The
new recruit got himself deeper in the
hole when he walked Anderson, filling
southpa los all contro
the bases and with nobody out. Caley 17 Til TO UIPTADTATTC
failed to connect and Doane was next LJlAvil iO l\j 1 UKlUUkJ
up with the bases full. The new pitch
er had poor control, and when Mc
Carthy let one of his heaves get away
from him Mark attempted to score
but was called out on a close decision
at the plate. Doane walked, again
the bal
at this stage and walked Berg and
Fisher, forcing Larson and Anderson
in with two more counters. -Doane re
tired the side when he was called out
on an attempt to steal home
Forty-Six Road Projects Ordered.
The state of Minnesota, speeding
highway development under its 1921
program, in the last 30 days has ap
proved and ordered 46 road projects in
various parts of the state, to cost
made a sorry showing in their half of Lear, radical, in the Minneapolis
the last round, the best^they could do mayoralty contest is unofficially re-
being to get one man as far as first portedwith returns all into be
base. They hurled their final desper
ate attack at the Princeton infield, but precincts is: Leach 78,124, Van Lear
were turned back scoreless by the63,337.
sharp fielding of Grow, Larson and
Caley. Final score Princeton 12, An
oka 10.
Billy Hoke of Minneapolis umpired
the game all by himself. It was a
trying afternoon for the 'umps,' but
we feel as if we got our share of the
close ones. A saint couldn't satisfy
everybody in a close ball game.
Fisher's work with the stick puts
him in the Babe Ruth class. His bat
ting percentage for the game hit the
.750 mark. He got two home runs, a
single, and was passed twice. His
other chance at bat proved to be a
high fly to left field which lacked but
a few feet of clearing the gunnysack
Labissoniere has severed his con
nection with the Manke aggregation
as he got a chance to work for Moose
Lake for more money and pitching
two games a week.
"Buck" Anderson came up from St.
Paul to hurl and made good by de
feating the hard-hitting Anoka team
on their home grounds. The youngster
had several bad innings but weathered
the gale in good shape and will pitch
for Princeton against Lindstrom next
Sunday. He put the ball over the
fence twice and walked once out offrom
five trips to the plate. Some batter
for a pitcher.
Princeton hit safely eighteen times.
Caley, Fisher and Doane took three
apiece. Berg, Mark and Anderson
grabbed off two for each man and
Grow, Larson and Smith each had one
to their credit. Larsorudoubled against
the fence and SmiiMe doubled over
(Continued on page 4)
Fourth of July Celebration in Prince
ton Will Eclipse Anything of
Its Kind Here.
On July 4 Bfincoton will have the
biggest and best attractions in this
part of the country. While the pro
gram has not yet been perfected sev
eral of the attractions which will enter
into its composition have been decided
upon, for instance, a big parade, the
famous bagpipers' band, a leap from
the top of the Odd Fellows building,
ball game between Foley and Prince
ton, fcot racs giving away of Ford
car, dance at armory.
People from the country will find
that if they celebrate the Fourth in
Princeton they will be royr.lly enter
tained every minute they arc in town.
Prepare to spend the Fourth in
Princeton, where,,enjoyment will reign
A detailed program will appear in
the Union later.
$5,000,000, and has organized the
$3,000,000 force of highway patrolmen
who will keep the trunk highways in
condition, Commissioner Charles M.
Babcock reported yesterday.
Other projects will bo put under
way as soon as possible, Mr. Babcock
said, so that the public may begin to
enjoy benefits from good roads amend
nient No. 1 at the earliest possible
Building up long stretches of good
road on highways otherwise in good
condition is the purpose of most of the
work ordered to date.
Three projects which' have been or
dered include paving of the four mile
stretch on Superior boulevprd, from
the Minneapolis line west a 17 mile
extension of pavement for Salida to
St. Cloud, on the main highway into
the twin cities from the northwest,
and pavement of a mile on Minnesota
trunk highway No. 6 through Pipe
stone. Some other paving will be done
by counties with bond funds raised un
der the state guarantee of reimburse
Mrs. D. O. Newgard.
Mrs. D. O. Newgard, formerly
Phoebe M. Johnson of Princeton, died
June 1, in Minneapolis, after a linger
ing illness extending over 6 months.
Funeral services were held in Minne
apolis on Tuesday, June 7, at 2 o'clock
and she was buried in Hillcrest ceme
tery. Sho is survived by a husband
and three small children, besides
other relatives.
Her father and family wish to exanother
press thoir heartfelt thahks to friends
who tried to brighten her sick days
and for the many floral offerings
which were givenv 4
Elected Mayor of Minneapolis by Big to
Lead Despite Opposition of
Townley and Socialists.
the Men Who Voted to Shut
Out Townleyism
The lead of Colonel George E.
Anoka Leach, republican, over Thomas Van
14,787. The total vote in the 273
ty commissioners will kno who te
grant the leasneSto. Therefore we have a
the plate. Doane walked, again enyb0dy is so minded, there is a re-
filling the bases, with two down. The Leach's Victory a Splendid Tribute to mote chance to worry in the mean- Fight Was to All Appearances Cut
southnaw lostt, all controll thn halll .:_,_ though. thai. z.
Leach's majority is the larg
est ever given a candidate for mayor
in Minneapolis, although the radicals
made a gain in the aldermanic race,
which will give them 12 men on theearth
council as against 14 anti-radicpls.
The radicals have not obtained a
sufficient number of council seats to
dictate the appointments of the city
attorney, city assessor, city engineer
and city clerk, it requiring 14 votes to
elect. They can block appropriations
from the unclassified funds and cahedge
also hlock requests to the board of
estimate and taxation for bond issues,
such resolutions requiring 18 votes. It
requires 14 votes to pass ordinances
and resolutions and to spend money
for ordinary purposes. The anti
radicals will not have sufficient
strength to sustain the mayor's ve
toes of resolutions and ordinances.
The victory for George E. Leach is
not only a tribute to the men and wo
men who want none of Townleyism,
but it is a distinct tribute to George
E. Leach himself. No man ever made
a better campaign in Minneapolis than
did Colonel Leach. He fought hard
every waking hour of every day since
he was drafted to run. He carried the
fight into the enemy's own territory.
The results of that splendid fight was
indicated when the returns came in
precincts carried by Van Lear in
the primaries. In many of these the
results of the primaries were over
Without flinching, in the fr.cp of
vigorous opposition, Colonel Leach
carried his message directly to
people. He exposed the fallacy of
his opponent's many promises, and
then he stressed the one big predomi
nant issue. He showed what Townley
control of Minneapolis would mean.
Unconsciously, perhaps, but never
theless plainly, the Van Lear forces
themselves helped stress the issue.
The Townley cohorts came to the Van
Lear aid. Dr. Henrik Shipstead,
Thomas V. Sullivan and others well
known to the Townley ranks appeared
to help Van Lear. Then, Kate Rich
ards O'Hare, next to Eugene V. Debs,
the leading figure in the radical social
ist movement, arrived in Minneapolis
and, while there, expressed the hope
that Van Lear would be elected.
Scale Meeting June 23.
The village council, commercial club
and the county commissioners have all
granted everything the farmers asked
for, and now it is up to the producers
to take advantage if it and install
their own scales.
The co-operation of the business
men and potato buyers is now as
We have been promised a lease on
the court house lot for scales and a
central marketing place.
Np finish it we mus co-operate for moa
company so
the coun
Princetow for th
evenin &
23, at 8 p. m., in the
Odd Fellows hall. Come and bring your
friends. Le{'s get busy as the time is
short. Remember, June 23 at 8 p. m.
Louis Normandin,
President Farm Bureau.
Oak Park Trims Foley.
Ook Park ball team went to
on Sunday r.nd defeated the
wild Irish to the tune of 6 to 4. Grover
Halvorson, Oak Pr.rk's former speed
artist, was touched for nine safe hits,
four of them good for extra bases.
Sandeen pitched a good game for Oak
Park, allowing only three hits. Oak
Park is getting down to its usual
stride and the infield covered their
chances in a cbr.n manner. Grover
met his nemesis in Guy Loomis, who
clouted him for two singles, a triple
and a two-bagger in four times at bat.
Final Spelling Contest.
The final spelling contest for Mille
Lacs county was held at the Milaca
high school gymnasium on Friday af
ternoon, June 10. At that time 23
contestants, representing the four sec
tions of the county, met.
In the oral-contest Rolland Daugh
ty of district 25 was the winner, and
in the written Margaret Smith of dis
trict 6 took the first place.
These two will represent Mille Lacs
county at the state contest next Sep
tember and will be given a free trip
to the state fair.
The Comet.
The earth is due to meet up'with
comet June 27, but the meet
will not be veryintimate for
astronomers figure th*tthe comet will
he twelve to twenty million miles away
when it is nearest to the earth on that
date. The visitor will probablhy not
be visible to the naked eye, and a
fairly strong telescope will be needed
seet iht
tail of the comet, and there may be
some interestin fireworks. And,, i-_
enyb0d is so minded there is a re
time be assured it wiln
turn out in the end as most anticipa
tory 'worries do: nothing comes of
The tail of a comet is composed of
greatly thinned gases. These gases
may possibly be poisonous, but even
if they are they are so diluted that
they-will do no harm. Besides, the at
mosphere is pretty good protection.
When meteors come, aV^they do con
stantly and as they may in the tail
of this comet, the friction of the at
mosphere quickly fuses them into va
por, so that they seldom reach the
in solid form. They do some
times, however. Probably there will
be showers of meteors on June 27, pos
sibly quite spectacular but harmful
only through the fears of the ignorant
and superstitious.
People used to be terribly afraid of
comets, and where scientific knowl
has not spread the news of their
harmlessness, people are badly scared
by them yet, as they are by anything
in nature that is out of the ordinary.
One by one the natural phenomena
that used to scare people ore being
proved harmless. The vague unrest
many people feel at the sight of such
a phenomenon as a comet is a subcon
scious survival from the childhood of
the race when night and day were full
of terrors born of ignorance.
Eighth Grade Rural School Pupils Are
Awarded Diplomas at An
nual Exercises.
Ninety-three eighth grade pupils
50 girls and 43 boysof the rural
schools of Mille Lacs county were
presented with diplomas by Superin
tendent Wasenius at the graduation
exercises in the Milaca high school
gymnasium last Friday. This is anpay
excellent showing. The hall was pret
tily decorated for the occasion and the
following program was presented:
Entrance march, Mrs. L. E. Odell
Rev. John Lowe song',
Evelyn Welde, district 42 E. reading,
Mary Hubbard, district 25 s,ong,
chorus reading, George Bedard, dis
trict 5 song, girls of district 20
reading, FrancesJVIoore, district 4 E.
address, Rev. D. M. Brown vocal
solo, Miss Irene Nordberg presenta
tion of diplomas, County Superinten
dent Wasenius remarks, Superinten
dent P. C. McChesney song, "Ameri-
Mrs. E. Grant.
Mrs. E. Grant of Princeton passed
away at Faribault, where she was vis
iting her son, John, on June 7, and
the body was brought here for inter
Funeral services were held from
the family residence on Sunday after
noon, Rev. Nobbs conducting the
solemnities, and the interment was in
Oak Knoll cemetery.
Mrs. Grant was born in New York
on June 13, 1841, and came to Minne
sota with her father when 12 years of
age, locating in Minneapolis. She
was married in that city in 1868 and
shortly thereafter, with her husbgn-i,
moved to Sandy lake, Sherburne coun
ty. There she remained until about 12
years ago, when she and her husband
came to Princeton xo reside. Mr.
Grant died about three years ago. She
is survived by two sons and four
daughters namely, John Gram, Fari
bault Elmer Grant, East Lake Mrs.
Wm. Veal, Mrs. Asa Ecclcb?rger and
Mrs. T. Munro, Princeton Mrs. Fred
Rcem, Sanford, Idaho. She also leaves
one brother, John R. Jackson of Hop
Mrs. Grant was a kindly old lady
and active for a woman of her age
She lived a Christian life and was at
all times ready to help the sick and
those in distress. She will be greatly
missed in the community where she
The family thanks very kindly the
W. C. T. U. and those who assisted
them at the obsequies, and also for the
beautiful floral tributes.
Holstein Breders Meet
The Holstein Breeders' association
held a second meeting last Saturday
afternoon in Milaca to adopt a con
stitution and by-laws. The plan of
this association is to put on an edu
cational campaign showing the value
of purebred stock. Plans were adopt
ed to put on such a campaign and a
committee was apointed for that work.
This is a county-wide organization and
the members want everyone that is in
terested and is breeding the black and
whites to join. The membership fee
is $2.50 to join, 25c for each purebred
of breeding 'age and 15c a head for
grades of breeding age.
The association plans on putting on
an annual sale, also to show at the
county fair and push the breed of
their choice every way imaginable.
This is a good spirit for breeders to
take. The example set by the Hol
stein breeders should be taken up by
the breeders of the other breeds. If
you are interested see or write your
county agent at once and get in line.
VOLUME 45, NO. 26
Townley and Langer, Ostensible An-
tagonists, Pull Off an Alleged
Debate at the Armory.
and Dried With Langer Making
the Most Points.
Townley, accompanied by Langer,
arrived here last Thursday morning
and pulled off a debate before a large
audience at the armoTy upon the even
ing of that day. The debaters put
forth the same old stories that have
been going the rounds of the press for
weeks, but Langer seemed to have the
best of it, for Townley refused to
answer many of the questions pro
pounded by his ostensible opponent.
He, however, admitted thatfrom 1918
to the present time the taxes imposed
upon North Dakota farmers have in
creased 600 per cent and made several
other admissiones when interrogated
by danger. To an impartial observer
the whole procedure savored larg :ly of
a monkey show. 7"^
Langer opened the debate if it can
be so calledand unmercifully
scourged Townley for the schemes he
had put over the farmers of North
Dakota, while the nonpartisan league
chief sat complaisantly in a corner
apparently unconcerned.
Langer accused Townley of appro
priating vast sums of money for which
the farmers of North Dakota had to
dig down into their pockets, aired the
state mill fiasco r.nd introduced fig
ures showing the manner in which the
Bank of North Dakota operated. Ho
asked many questions of his alleged
opponent in the debate, among which
were these:
Why have taxes advanced 600 per
cent in North Dakota?
Why is it North Dakota farmers
now pay a greater percentage of the
tax than they did befo-c t'e league
obtained control and the railroads now
a lower percentage?
Why were you convicted in Jackson
county, Minnesota?
Do you still maintain that the Min
nesota supreme court is composed of
a bunch of
Why has the nonpartis?n league
lost vot^s steadily in North Dakota?
Did you and your associates receive
$20,00Q of every $30,000 paid in to
organie units of the United Consum
ers stores in North Dakota?
He said that Townley is a socialist
and he wanted to show the people what
sort of a scoundrel he is, and went so
far in one instance as to characterize
him as a lirr. Langer produced pho
tographic reproductions of letters,
checks and other documents to bear
out his contentions and defied Townley
to refute them, but the nonpartisan
czar treated the exhibits with im
Wh^n Townley's turn came he re
futed a few of the cV.rgcs brought
forward by Langer but permitted moso
of them to go by default. Townley's
chief aim seemed to be to embrace the
opportunity to preach the propaganda
of the nonpartisan lengue, and in this
he is surely a master mind. He gave
the history of the Ie?guo from its
organization (by himself) and set
forthor rither tried to make
audience believethrt it had proven
godsend to the people of North Da
kota. Now end then, in the eou-co of
his speech, he fired a barragj into
Langer, but he, an ex-nonpartisan
leaguer, merely smiled cs he cast his
optics o'er the audience and, perh-xps,
made rn estim-te of how many duqats
he would receive when the -ate -e-
ceipts were split.
It isn't worth while to give this
Langcr-Townley story in detail, for
the so-called "debate between mtagon
ists" is being sprung in every to^rn of
sufficient size to insure sufficient g\te
receipts to pay each "antagonist" a
very good wage for his d.-y's labor.
Many people characterize tlie debate
as a frame-up ^with the gae receipts
as the objective point. But of this we
do not know. It is unusual, however,
for two "bitt2r enemies" to travel
around the country together and occu
py the same room at a hovel. Again,
"politics makes ctrango bedfellows.*r*
Emery Chosen Chief.
Indianapolis Ind., June 15.John G*.
Emery of Grand Rapids, Mich., was
unanimously elected commander of the
American legion at a meeting of the
national executive committee. He
succeeds Col. Frederick W. Galbraith,
jr., who was killed in an automobile
accident here last Thursday.
Thomas J. Bannigan of Hartford*
City, Conn., was elected vice comman
der, succeeding Mr. Emery in that
position. The other candidate for the
place was William O. Setliffe of Chi
cago. Following the election Com
mander Emery announced he would
fill the speaking dates arranged by the
late Mr. Galbraith so far as possible.
500 Guns for Ireland Seized.
More than 500 modern machine
guns, with hundreds of spare parts,
suspected by government officials to
have been destined for Ireland, were
seized by United States customs of
ficials at New York yesterday. Ther
arms were found aboard the Ameri*^
can steamship East Side.

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