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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Pabttaht*
President Harding Signs Porter Reso-
lution Declaring War With
Germany at End.
of Steenerson Bill on Grain
Grades Predicted by Agricul-
tural Leaders.
War with Germany ended as it be
gan by congressional declaration and
executive signature on American soil.
At 4:10, local daylight saving time,
on Saturday, in the livingroom of The
Hill, Senator Joseph H. Frelinghuy
sen's home at Rrritan, N. J., President
Harding placed his signature to the
Porter joint congressional resolution
declaring peace with Germany and
Austria, just two years and four days
after the lllfated treaty of Versailles
was signed.
Passage of the Steenerson bill, which
prescribes federal grain grades as a
substitute for those prescribed by the
United States department of agricul
ture and which affects only the spring
wheat aera of the country, was pre
dicted by Minnesota agricultural lead
ers interested in revision of the
grades, following a statement in
Washington by Secretary of Agricul
ture Henry Wallace that he would not
change the spring wheat grades.
Senate investigation of the railway
situation was suspended today by
Chairman Cummins of the interstate
commerce committee until the middle
or latter part of August. This was
taken to mean that there would be no
railway relief legislation at the pres
ent extra session of congress.
Varying views of the Japanese ques
tion in the United States and of meas
ures for dealing therewith are voiced
"by 275 prominent Americans in a sym
posium published by Cornelius Van
derbilt, jr. The majority of the ex
pressions of opinion favor exclusion of
the Japanese as an immiscible race.
'This symposium," says Mr. Vander
bilt in a preface, "was gathered in the
hope of giving the American people
the unbiased outlook of Japanese
American relations as they are today.
In presenting a cross section of the
public opinion of important leaders in
public affairs we have tried to develop
a guide toward better relations and
better understandings of the two
Events this week will indicate
whether the senate is disposed to ex
pedite or delay passage of the Sweet
bill to establish a veterans' bureau de
signed to end the scandal of mis
handling the care and relief of former
service men. Senator Reed Smoot,
chairman of the subcommittee to
"which the bill was referred, has prom
ised to call a meeting "on short no-
tice," and has stated that he "hopes
to hold hearings" on the measure this
week. John Thomas Taylor, vice
chairman of the American legion's
legislative committee, pronounces the
public health service largelv responsi
ble for the failure of the government
to provide for disabled soldiers. "The
fTTe^toot weaknpss in the government's
problem of caring adequately for the
disabled," Mr. Taylor told the senate
investigating committee, "lies in the
service rendered by the United States
p'iMic health service. It mav be that
without restrictions and with suffi
cient sums the United States public
health service could have provided for
the disabled in a proper manner. This
service, however, preferred to con
sider this hospitalization problem as
a temporary problem. It has regard
ed this hospital care and treatment for
the disabled as an emergency. The
proposal of this organization is com
posed for the most part of doctors
who have been in th service for years.
They are not administrators. The
service is over one hudred years old
and they are just installing a cost ac
counting system. An examination in
to their plans and specifications indi
cate that they do not know how to
estimate the cost of a hospital. Take,
for instance, the Speedway hospital in
Chicago. Repeatedly they returned to
congress for more money to complete
this project. It is evident that the
secretary of the treasury, Andrew
Mellon, did not consider the publn
health service competent to handle the
appropriation made by the previous
congress of $18,600,000 for the build
ing of new hospitals, as he appointed
a committee of doctors to make recom
mendations on how this appropriation
was to be utilized. The committee has
been working for 90 days and has only
recommended a total expenditure of
$7,000,000 of the $18,000,000 appropri
ated. Considering the urgency of pro
viding promptly sufficient hospital
space, it would be expedient to confer
with the White committee, appointed
by Mr. Mellon, and to ascertain when
and how the $18,600,000 appropriatioi.
will be utilized. An additional appro
priation for the building of more hos
pitals should also be considered as each
day's delay makes it more difficult to
salvage the lives of these disabled
That the bill to regulate grain ex
changes will be reported to the senate
this week was indicated by Senator
George W. Norris, chairman of the
senate committee on agriculture, in
the senate. He opposed tbe resolution
offered by Senator H. C. Lodge of
Historic*! SSciet^
Massachusetts for an adjournment^
the senate to July 28 on the ground
that the bills affecting agriculture
should be given early consideration by
the senate.
The crusier Cleveland and the gun
boat Sacramento have been ordered to
Tampico, Mexicosto protect American
interests in the event that they are
jeopardized because of labor troubles
growing out of the unemployment
Unless President Harding takes im
mediate steps to withdraw American
troops from the Rhine, a resolution
will "be introduced in the senate au
thorizing the secretary of war to bring
the boys home.
Charles Gaulier.
Charles Gaulier died at his home in
Blue Hill on June 29, aged 60 years.
For many years he suffered from a
cancer in,his neck, but wes not inca
ipacitated from attending to his farm
work until a few months ago.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Nobbs last Friday afternoon and
the interment was at Oak Knoll. The
obsequies were largely attended, show
ing the esteem in which Mr. Gaulier
was held.
Charles Gaulier was born on Feb
ruary 10, 1861, at Douzy, department
of Ardennes, France, and came to
America on May 17, 1890. He was a
machinist by trade, but in 1893 he
ceased working in that capacity and
settled on a farm in Blue Hill, where
he remained until called by death. He
is survived by his wife.
Charles Gaulier was an honest, in
dustrious man who was well liked by
his neighbors and all others who knew
him. He will be greatly missed in the
community where he resided.
Mrs. Gaulier takes this means of
sincerely thinking the friends who so
kindly assisted her during the sick
ness and at the funeral of her be
loved husband.
Mrs. B. T. Mossman.
Following an illness of several
years Mrs. B. T. Mossman, mother of
J. W. Mossman, station agent at
Princeton, passed away at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. W. E. DeLauricr,
at Sauk Center, at 3 p. m. on June
29, aged 83. She had been a resident
of Sauk Center for 40 years.
Mrs. Mossman was born at New
Paris, Ohio, in 1838. She was united
in marriage to B. T. Mossman in 186^
and the couple came to Minnesota in
1880, settling on a farm west of Sauk
Center. In 1890 they took up their
residence at Ward Springs, returning
to Sauk Center to make their home
a number of years ago. Mr. Mossman
has been dead about three years.
The deceased is survived by six
children, J. W. Mossman, Princeton
J. F. Mossman, St. Paul I. J. Moss
man, Tacoma, Wash. Fred Mossman,
Ward Springs L. M. Mossman and
Mrs. W. E. DeLaurier, Sauk Center.
Those who knew Mrs. Mossman
Enters Into Princeton Fourth of July
Observances and Thousands
of People Attend.
Races, Ball Game, Dancing, Excellent
Music and Other Features
Among Attractions.
The roar of Bill Caley's dynamite
gun, anvil detonations ?nd firecrackers
ushered in the Fourth of July celebra
tion in Princeton. Immediately after
the break of day the noisemaking ma
chinery was set" in moton and sleep
was impossible. People began to ar
rive from the country districts as
early as 8 o'clock, and at 9:30 the
day's program opened with foot rrces
on Main street. People continued to
come in cars and buggies until the
sidewalks were literally crowded with
The day was an ideal one for a cele
bration, with skies partially clouded
and the edge of the heat of the preced
ing day subdued by showers during
the previous night. Business places
and residences were decorated with
flags and bunting and the villrge was
virtually ablaze with patriotic colors.
Clowns were flitting here nd there
among the crowds r.nd seme of tiicir
costumes were fearfully and wonder
fully mado. Bert Mark, the clown
master, represented a typical Jew of
bygone days, and he looked itevery
inch. He wore black whiskers and
sawed-off derby and carried a bettered
suitcase which bore the legend, "Gold
Teeth and Second-Hand Underwear."
At 10:30 o'clock a monster street
pageant, headed by the Glendorado
band, and with Fred Newton as
marshal of the day and Captain John
son assistant, started from south Main
streetthe Scottish Bagpipers' band
taking a position in the procession and
the Princeton band bringing up the
rear. The parade, gorgeous in its
color scheme, traversed the principal
streets of the village, the bands pliy
ing lively airs and the elewns, who
were numerous, creating much merri
It would be almost a matter of im
possibility to describe in detail the
many beautifully decorated floats and
cars and the comical conveyances
which made up this kaleidoscopic
The floa" of the American legion
Women's auxiliary was one of the con
spicuous fertures. It was a very pret
ty conveyance decorated with red
poppies and green ground representing
Flanders field v/ith Mrs. W. C. Doanc
portraying the goddess of Liberty and
little Lo-etta KalnVr standing among
the flowers.
The nursing service of the Red Cross
was represented by Miss Leah Bars
key, county nurse, in a very prettily
decorated car with a child in wax sit
ting in front. The float of the Com
mercial club was very attractive. It
represented a boat in whic? were seat-
speak of her in the highest of terms, *oy Wilkes Mrs. Osterberg
two children. A. E. Allen & Co.'s
saying she was a most lovable lady
whose soul was imbued with a kind
ness and generosity scarecely ever
Disabled Service Men First.
Congress continues to play with the
soldiers' bonus, while the far more
pressing problem of reconstruction for
disabled soldiers is only half solved.
Reports from the hospitalization
committee of the American legion
show sickening conditions among dis
abled soldiers in various parts of the
country due to neglect and insufficient
governmental support.
We are glad to say that the work at
Asbury hosptial in Minneapolis is go
ing forward well and that disabled
soldiers assigned to that institution
appear to be well cared for, not only
by the officers and attendants in
charge but by the assistance of valun
teers from various local organizations.
But elsewhere such good results
have not been obtained, and service
men disabled in defense of their coun
try are in a pitiable plight.
The soldiers' bonus proposal should
be dropped until the disabled men are
taken care of thoroughly well. They
.should be the first thought of the coun
try and congress. Measures bringing
their sufferings to an end and effect
ing as rapidly as possible their recon
struction should have the right of
The politicans who are worrying
about the service man's vote and how
to turn it to their own advantage
should be sternly brought to realize
that the disabled soldier comes first
of all.Minneapolis Journal.
Tigers Win Another.
The Princeton second team, com
monly known as the Tigers, went dovn
into the Baldwin country last Sunday
and beat up the Baldwin outfit, 14 to
5. The Tigers have won three straight
now and some of the kids are getting
in good shape to get into the first
team next season. Plumondors and
Blair did good battery woik for the
Tigers and Geo. Maggart and Plum
ondore led the batting assault against
their country cousins. Two of the
Angstmans did the bulk of the bat
ting for Baldwin.
flopt was very pretty with a numbar
of children seat-id thereon.
Evens Hardware Co., Princeton Co
operative creamery, Ed Nelson, Calvin
Olson, Flowers Sales company, Prince
ton Oil Co., Odin Odcgard, and the
Princeton Union were among the firms
represented by the commercial floats
and cars. Decorated private errs
were numerous, those of C. H. Nelson
and Ira Stanley being especially at
At the conclusion of the parade the
Glendorado and Bagpipers' bands gr.v
an excellent concert on Main street
and the throng of people congregated
to hear the music was the largest ever
seen in this village. The music of the
bagpipes was new to hundreds of peo
ple but they enjoyed it. Every mem
ber of the band is an artist and a
Scotchman. The Glendorado band is
also a splendid musical organization
and is entitled to much credit for the
delightful numbers rendered.
This concert was followed by the
oration of the day, delivered on the
court house grounds by Z. L. Begin of
Minneapolis. It was an address which
appealed to all true Americans, good
advice ?nd common sense. Mr. Begin
is a eleer, forceful speaker, and his
address was appreciated.
Immediately after the address there
were foot races on Main street, which
were followed by a boxing match and
a ball game between Foley and Prince
ton at the fair grounds. Simultan
eously the Bigpipcrs' band gave a con.
cert on the court house grounds and
dancing was in progress at the arm
ory to the strains of little Johnnie's
orchestra. In the evening there was
also dancing at the armory and a
grand pyrotechnic display at the fair
Prizes for the best floats or cars
wore offered as follows: First, $25
cash second, $15 rocking chair given
by Evens Hardware Co. third, $5 in
trade, Alfred Melin Co. First, Wo
men's auxiliary second, C. H. Nelson
third, A. E. Allen.
Most comical float or car: First
prize, $15 cash second, $10 in tools
given by Farmers' Hardware Co.
third, $5 in trade Alfred Melin Co.
First, Fritz Kunkel
(Owing to the fact that only a few
of the orders issued for prizes have
been presented for payment and that
no names were kept by those issuing
the slips, the Union is unable to pub
lish the list of prizetakers.)
The members of Fremont Woodcock
post, American legion, under whose
auspices the celebration was present
ed, asks the Union to conyey through
its columns to the people of this terri
tory their appreciation of the spirit
shown on Independence day and to
sincerely thank them for their pat
Dempsey, Tainted_With
Defeats the Gallant Soldier of
France in Fourth Round.
Georges Carpentier was knocked
out at Jersey City on Saturday by
Jack Dempsey in the fourth round of
the most thrilling championship fight
of modern times, but the loser of that
duel is appraised more highly than
the winner. Carpentier, an alien, a!
man who does not'speak our language,
was the favorite of the jrast crowd
before the battle started, while it was
in progress, and when he came out of
it summarily defeated.
Dempsey, a native born, will never
forget the vast roar of applause which
arose from the great assemblage
when, for a half minute, it seemed
that he was slipping toward defeat.
The thing never happened before when
an American champion fought before
an American audience. But then we
never before had for a champion a
man whose war recordhis lack of
one ratherwas stained with a taint.
Even so, and to the contrary not
withstanding, he showed himself a
better man, as a fighter, than the
Dempsey who whipped Willard two
years ago at Toledo. Carpentier was
the soul of the fight, but Dempsey
was the body of it. Considering the
thing purely in its pugilistic aspect he
won on meritwon- because he was
bigger and stronger, because he had
more endurance than the Frenchman
and because as it turned out, he was
almost as fast on his feet. When the
needs of the moment demanded he had
speed and was almost as clever a boxer
as his opponent was. And to top all,
he had a short blow, using either arm
at will to deliver it, the like of which
has not been seen on this continent
since Stanley Ket*fell passed out. It
was that drumfire on his body which
wasted Carpentier's substance of re
sistance. So that when the decisive
jolts reached the jaw he had naught
left in him with which to weather the
blast. He fought fairly, did Carpen
tier, and like a gentleman. As a gen
tleman and fighter he stands as the
man the majority of the audience
hoped to win and for whom as a gal
lant soldier and a brave man they
wish good luck through all his diys.
Ninety thousand, or approximately
35 acres, of closely packed sweltering
humanity,viewed this barbarous battle
of the giants. Dempsey's shaie ct the
war chest was $300,000 and Car
pentier's $200,000 and besides Demp
sey retains the championship of
the world. Rickard, the promH ov of
the mill, raked off in profits half a
million dollars.
Decide That, as a Community Com
pany, Stock Shall Be Sold to
Whomsoever Applies.
The board of directors of the Prince
ton Community Scale companythe
name which has been adopted by this
organizationmet at the village hall
on Tuesday evening for the purpose
of deciding upon tlie kind of scales
to be purchased. No decision was ar
rived at although different makes of
scales were considered. It was the
sense of the board that th-i matter of
purchasing scales be postponed until
such time as sufficient stock has been
sold to insure a success of the under
It was further determined that, as
a community scale company, this
organization shall sell stock to whom
soever applies thereforbusinessmen
and citizens generally. Everyone
is invited to become a partner in this
Stock in the corporation may be ob
tained at any of the Princeton banks
at $5 per share.
It seems to the Union that the in
vestment is absolutely safe and that
a fair dividend may be expected ,for
the money invested.
An Abominable Shame.
Neglected by the government and
unable to work because of their dis
abilities or infirmities, hundreds o?
despondent ex-soldiers wounded in the
war are killing themselves annually,
Dr. Thomas W. Salmon, New York,
declared yesterday before the special
senate committee investigating the
government's care of former service
Of the cases of suicide reported in
New York alone last year, the doctor
declared 400 were of ex-service men
suffering from physical injuries or
mental disease received in the war.
Their action in taking their own lives,
he continued, can be attributed "di-
rectly to the failure of the govern
ment to provide adequate facilities for
their treatment."
Princeton Outplays Foley on Sunday
But Wild Irish Get Revenge
on Following Day.
Manke's Irrepressibles Go to Foley
Sunday With Determination
to Chalk Up Another.
Princeton and Foley broke even in
their double bill for July 3 and 4.
Princeton took the first game, 7 to 8,
and Foley came right back and
grabbed off the big Fourth of July
event by a 3 to 4 count. This makes
a total of three games between these
teams this season, Princeton winning
two and Foley one. All three games
were decided by a one run margin, and
all three games were fought out bit
terly to the end, neither side giving up
until the last shot was fired.
Sunday's game was an exciting ex
hibition and kept the crowd on edge
until the last Foley runner was re
tired at the plate on a close decision
in the ninth. It was a see-saw affair
with first one team getting the lead
and then the other, and several times
the score was tied up even. Foley got
busy in the first round and slipped in
one score. It was an outright gift,
as they didn't get a single hit or pass
but it counted just as much as if it
had been earned. Princeton came
back and took three for themselves in
their half of the first. Caley picked
out one of DeMars' slants for a triple
to right center and scored from third
when B. Mushel let the ball get away
from him. Doane and Fisher also got
on and worked their way around, aid
ed a whole lot by a two-base smash
by Berg when the bases were full.
Nothing doing for either^ide until
the third. Foley grabbed off another
one in this frame and the Princeton
ians were retired scoreless. Foley
took the lead in the fourth when
count 8 to 7.
Caley, lb
Doane, cf
Brandell, Fisher, Grow, 3b
Smith, If
Berg, 2b
Young, rf
shape and gave the visitors twon runs,
although they failed to get a single
clean hit during the blow up. Prince
ton tagged right behind their oppo
nents in their half and evened the
count, four all. A double by Berg
and a single by Young produced this
marker. Foley failed to count in the
fifth but Princeton came through with
one, again giving them a one run lead.
Hits by Brandell and Smith and a
sacrifice by Grow did the business.
The sixth went by without damage to
either side. In the seventh the Foley
ites broke loose entirely and before
these wild Irish could be driven back
to their reservation they had crossed
the plate three times and taken the
lead 7 to 5. Only one hit did they
get during the whole weird perfor
mance, but Princeton made enough
fielding errors to make up for what
Foley lacked in their batting strength.
With the count 7 to 5 against the
home team and the lucky seventh on
tap, the first base rooting contingent
came onto its feet and hollered and
hooted for the home crew to get busy
and do something, and do it they did
Brandell led off with a two-base
smash and Fisher walked. Grow was
up next and the Princeton crowd was
going wild for a hit of some kind.
Neil picked out one of Halvorson's
slants that looked good to him and
pasted one away to the wire fence
in right field. By the time the ball
got back into the diamond Brandell,
Fisher and Grow had gone over the
registering station and Princeton
again had the lead, 8 to 7. The eighth
passed off without any real excite
ment. In the ninth Foley gummed
things up again and it looked as if
the ball game was going to be lost
or the score tied. With one gone, F.
Mushel got on through an error on
the part of Anderson, pitching for
Princeton. The old reliable Pete
Briere playing third for Foley, kicked 1
in with a single which carried the
Mushel boy safely to third. It began
to look like another blow up, for
"Chesty" Halstrom was up, and this
old bird is always dangerous. "Ches
ty" lined one out to Doane in center
and Felix attempted to beat the throw
to the plate. A perfect peg saved the
game for Princeton, as the runner was
out at home on a close decision. Final
3 10
1 1
Totals 31
Brenny, cf
Galarneault, 2b
Mushel, ss
Briere, 3b
Holstrom, lb
Stutz, If
DeMars, Halvorson,
Struck outAnderson 8, Halvorson 8. Hit by
pitcherDeMars (Doane), Anderson (Mushel).
Double playsDoane to Fisher. Stolen bases
Brandell, F. Mushel. Left on basesPrince
ton 6, Foley 8. Losing pitcherHalvorson.
UmpiresSkahen and Mushel. Tune2 25.
Fourth of July Game.
The game on the Fourth proved tb
be a real thriller and the largest brse
ball crowd of the year watched it
closely out to the finish, as the firsl
result was in doubt right up to the
last putout in the last half of the
ninth. Foley failed to score in their
half of the first but Princeton did a
little better and slipped over one run.
Caley was hit with a pitched ball and
a moment later took second on, a wild
pitch. Doane doubled down the first
base line and Caley counted on the
blow. Foley tied the count in tbe
third when Brenny scored on an in
field error, a sacrifice, and a timely
single to F. Mushel. The score stood
1 to 1 up to the fifth and then Folev
started a rally that netted them three
runs and the ball game. Stutz led off
with a double and Thielman was safe
on Smith's error in left field. Brenny
laid down a bunt that the whole
Princeton infield couldn't round up
and the bases were full with nobody
out. The next batter hit down the
third base line and Stutz counted. F.
Mushel hit into a double play, Thiel
man being forced out at the plate.
Briere was hit by a pitched ball. Hal
strom drove out a wicked single that
scored Brenny and Galerneault. B.
Mushel retired the side on a grounder
to Berg. Princeton attempted to
stage a rally of their own in their half
of he fifth but it only netted them one
run. With one down Doane doubled
and a moment later went to third on
a passed ball. Brandell sacrificed to.
0* 0
2 3
8 11 27 11 11
5 3 4 3 5
1 1 1 1 1
0 0
0 0 2
2 0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
2 0 0
3 3 0
1 0 0
0 3 0
7 1 0
9 1 1
1 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 0 0
Totals 34 7 3 24 8 2
Score by Innings
Princeton 30011030 z8
Foley 10120030 07
TwobasehitsDoane, Brandell, Berg 2. Three
base hiteCaley. Home runGrow. Base on
ballsAnderson 1, DeMars 1 Halvorson 1.
Galerneault and Doane counted. Fish
er popped out to Halstrom and the
score was 4 to 2 in Foley's favor.
Princeton bunched hits in the lucky
seventh but the best they could do
was to get Caley as far as third. A
sharp double play broke up the
Princeton offensive in this round.
Princeton came back strong in the
eighth and finally squeezed in an
other one. Brandell opened up this
frame with a single. Fisher sacrificed
him to second and Berg scored him
with another single. When Princeton
came to bat in the last half of the
ninth the count stood 3 to 4 against
them. Young was first up and
grounded out by the Breire-Halstrom
route. Anderson pasted one up a mile
high into the left sun garden but
Brenny smothered it for the second
out and it looked pretty dubious for
the home crew. Caley got a life on
an error by F. Mushel at short, and
when he stole second a moment later
Princeton's stock took an upward
iump and there was still a fighting
chance for the ball game. Doane
slammed one down the foul line in
right field and for a minute it looked
like the hit that would tie the score.
Osborne went in hard for this last one
and trapped it right in the edge of
the crowd, which was strung out away
down the foul line to the race track
fence, and away went the ball game,
4 to 3.
4 1 1 11 Caley, lb
Doane, cf
Biandell, ss
Fisher, Grow. 3b
Bergr, 2b
Smith, If
Schmidt, if
Younsr, rf
31 3 9 27 14 7
Brenny, If
Galerneault, 2b
Mushel, ss
Briere, 3b
Holstrom, lb
Mushel, B.,
Osborne, rf
Stutz, cf
3 13
0 8
0 1
1 0
0 1
Totals 37 4 6 27 13 2
Score by Innings
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 0 0 0 1 0
9 03 04
Two base hitsDoane 2, Stutz. Struck out
Anderson 8, Thielan 8. Base on ballsAn
derson 1, Thielman 1. Hit by pitcherAn
derson (Briere), Thielman (Caley, Doane).
Passed ballMushel 2. Double playsBran
dell to Berg to Caley, Anderson to Fisher to
Caley, Mushel to Galerneault to Holstrom.
Stolen baseCaley, Doane, Holstrom. Sacri
fice hitsBrandell, Fisher, Smith, Anderson,
Galerueault. UmpiresPlaas and Mushel.
Time 1:45.
S. P. Skahen and Joe Mushel um
pired the Sunday game and Plaas and
Mushel worked in the Monday game.
The Sunday game was a hard one on
the umpires, as there was close de
cision after close decision, and this al
ways brings out some rag chewing.
Considering the closeness of the
scores and the fighting spirit of both
teams, we consider that the umpiring
in both games was far above normal.
Anderson and Halvorson were the
opposing pitchers in the Sunday game
and Andy had all the best of the argu
ment, letting the Foley sluggers down
with only three hits, while his team
mates were collecting a total of 11
off the port side delivery of the Hal
vorson lad.
Jake Thielman pitched the Monday
game for Foley and the old timer got
away with it in good shape, allowing
nine scattered hits and striking out
VOLUME 45, NO. 29
One Thousand Patrolmen Now in the
Field Smoothing Out Trunk
Highways of State.
Sate Department Announces List of
Road Men by LocalitiesEm-
ployes in This Section.
Under its "performance first" policy
the Minnesota Highway department is
making public fairly complete lists in
this and other districts of road pa
trolmen, many of whom have been on
the job for weeks.
The patrolmen appointed on Minne
sota trunk highway No. 18 in this sec
tion arc as follows:
Alfred Keuther, Princeton C. H.
O'Brien, Brickton John Burkhardt,
Milaca E, N. Kent, Milaca Robert
Hanson, Milaca O. A. Erickson, Zim
merman Conrad Lange, Elk River.
The placing of maintenance patrol
men marks the taking over of trunk
highways by the state and the end
of the period during which counties
have been forced to spend the greater
part of their road and bridge funds to
repair and improve these main roads.
Local road authorities will now have
more funds and time to devote exclu
sively to so-called farmers' roads con
necting with the trunk routes. Offi
cials agree that the new plan should
bring marked improvement in the con
dition of all roads in the state.
Commissioner C. H. Babcock of the
highway department announced at the
outset that the employment of each
patrolmen would be conditioned upon
+ne results given on his section. "Keep
your section smooth," he urged, "be-
cause the public judges a road by its
riding and hauling qualities."
Patrolmen numbered 1,009 on the last
payroll in the highway department,
and the list is growing rapidly as
more men are added to provide one
for each five to eight mile section in
the state. Every patrolman is
equipped with team or tractor, grader,
drags and other tools, and must give
10 hours a day to his road work.
First general, statewide benefits un
der the Babcock plan are being spread
by this big maintenance organization
for which $5,000,000 is apportioned
this season, according to W. E. Rosen
wald, chief maintenance engineer.
New construction in many scattered
sections will result in special benefits,
he said, but the maintenance reaches
every mile of the 7,000-mile system.
The placing of more than 1,000 pa
trolmen on the trunk routes in every
part of Minnesota in less than 60 days
is cited by friends of the good roads
movement as further evidence of the
speed with which the highway depart
ment is handling the big task of
promptly launching the great high
way development plan.
The routing and improvement of
trunk highways within, as well as out
side, the small cities and villages is
placed entirely under the jurisdiction
of the state highway department. The
answer was made to many recent in
quiries from village and other officials.
Commissioner Babcock announced that
routes through cities and villages will
be the most direct and convenient for
highway users in general, and that,
when feasible, they will afford favora
ble views of the city or village,
eight. Kid Anderson, Princeton's
regular pitcher, worked in this game
and let the visitors down with six hits,
struck out eight of them and only
issued one pass and hit one batter.
The youngster had the best of the
pitching end of it and should have
won his game, but there were too
many errors back of him and all cost
ly ones at that.
Errors seem to have been the buga
boo for the locals in the last few
games. They have had an even break
or better in the pitching, have outbat
ted their opponents and then lost the
game on fielding errors. In the last
Anoka game Princeton had six errors,
ten more in the Sunday game with
Foley, and eight more in the Fourth
of July game. 4
Bob Berg got into both games and
batted like a fiend. In the first game
he doubled twice out of four times at
bat. In the second game he singled
twice out of four times up, a batting
average of an even .500 for the two
games. Pretty good for a "beaned"
man. Bob's training in the U. S.
navy made him hard boiled for sure.
Next Sunday Manke's outfit goes to
Foley to play a return game with the
scrappy Benton county bunch? Foley
is determined to take thii game to
even up the count, making it two
apiece and Princeton wants it badly
to fatten up their percentage. The
teams are about evenly matched and
it should be a real contest. It's just a
nice auto ride across country to Foley,
and everybody should go who is able
to, to help the team with their root
ing and moral support. There will
be a real game there next Sunday
and you want to be there.
The Princeton Union published a
special edition, in miniature form,
on July Fourth, which contained,
among other matter, the program for
the ^iay. It was printed in colors.

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