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MRS. R. C. DUNN, Publisher
With Impressive Services Military Fu-
neral is Held in Armory for
Warner Lindberg.
One of Princeton's Sturdy and Re-
spected Young Men Brought
Home From France.
On Tuesday afternoon many people
gathered at the armory to pay their
last tribute of respect to the memory
ol Warner Lmdberg, a Princeton boy
who sacrificed his life in France for
his country's sake. Warner's body ar
rived from France last Friday. The
armory stage was decorated with red
poppies and the standard of the
American legion, entwined with em
blems of the American Legion auxil
iary, added impressiveness to the sol
emn scene. Rev. Aimer conducted the
services and a quartet consisting of J.
W Mossman, B. F. Hall, Mrs. Ed. Nel
son and Mrs. C. H. Nelson, with Mrs.
Benj. Soule accompanist, rendered
three hymnal selections The casket
bore many pretty floral tributes. In
his sermon, Rev. Aimer said part:
This occasion reminds us of that
supieme sacrifice when heart was torn
Ciom heart and hardly a home was
found which was not touched when the
call for military service went forth
throughout the length and breadth of
our beloved land It is tiue that many
of the boys who went were spared
nd allowed to return to their own
hrc&ides. But one here and one there
was left behind, nevei to return in this
life to bring cheer and gladness to
those who weie waiting at home.
Among those was Warner Lmdberg,
whose honor we are assembled here
in the last service to him who served
his country so well even unto death."
The body of this hero, of the world
war, this boy who put forth every ef
fort to assist his poor widowed moth
er in her struggle to raise a family by
hard work, was conveyed to Oak Knoll
cemetery and there interred with mili
tary honors, "taps" on the bugle clos
ing the last chapter. The pallbearers
were members of Fremont Woodcock
post, American legion.
Warner Lmdberg was born on Aug
ust 17, 1898, in Wadena County, Minn.
With his parents he came to Princeton
in 1901 and made his home in and
around this village until he enrolled in
the army in February, 1918. After a
few months training he was sent, with
his company, to Europe, first to Eng
land, and a little later to France.
Shortly thereafter he was ordered to
the front, where he engaged actual
warfare in several sections. In the
latter part of September, 1918, he was
attacked with influenza and taken to
a French hospital. Subsequently
pneumonia asserted itself, and he
succumbed on October 15 of the same
year. At the time of his death he was
23 years and/2 months of age. He
is survived 'by his mother, Mrs. Lind
berg, Princeton three brothers, Frank,
Washington Oscar, Fergus Falls El
mer, Princeton and one sister, Mrs.
Eichers, Minneapolis.
Warren is but another of those loyal
American boys who came back to
Princeton from France a metallic
casket, his young life sacrificed for
his country. He was an industrious
youri% man and the mainstay of his
poor old mother, but duty called him
and he went forth without hesitation
to later be cut down by disease in the
flower of his young manhood. His
buddies Princeton who served with
him sey he was fearless in action on
the battlefieldsthat no braver boy
ever went forth to fight for his coun
State Aid to County Schools.
The special state aid to all classes
of schoolb in Millc Lacs county earned
during the school year 1920-21, dis
tributed November totaled $38,245.
Out of this amount the high, graded
and consolidated schools received $28,-
039 and the balance, $10,206, was paid
to the rural schools The 13 semi
graded schools received $150 for each
giaded schools leceived $150 for each
The class A lural schools, employ
ing a teacher who held a first grade
certificate, received $150 cash with the
exception of five districts, which
unfortunately foiost of us would say
fortunately) happened to have a low
tax rate Forty-three schools came
under the class O classification One
school was rated as a second grade ow
ing to the lower certificate held by its
The following are the district which
lost all or part of their state aid due to
low tax: Nos. 2, 21, 23, 28, and 50.
The districts named earned the full
state 2 id the same as other schools,
but the tuition charged against the
rural district by one or more high
schools where pupils from the rural
schools attended last year, was de
ducted from the aid where the special
school tax levy was less than six mills.
This is the result of a law passed by
the legislature in 1919, which provided
for the deduction from the state aid
of rural schools whose special school
tax was less than six mills and was
paid to high schools as tuition for out
side high school pupils. The high
schools were paid tuition for outside
pupils at the rate of three dollars per
month for each pupil attending from
such rural district. This law was
changed by the legislature in 1921 and
will apply for the present.school year,
increasing the aid to high school to
seven dollars per month per pupil, and
the same method of deduction will ap
ply to rural districts whose tax rate
for special school purposes is less than
fonr mills. The following are the
schools affected by this law.
District 2State aid earned, $1.50.
Claim by high school for tuition for
pupils attending high school from said
district, $W55. Consequently no aid
was due t^is district. Tax rate, spe
cial, was 5.1 mills.
District 21Earned $150 less high
school tuition charged, $81, balance
due said district $2,169. Rate 5.3
District 28State aid earned $150
less tuition $27, balance due rural dis
tuct $123. Rate 5.9 mills.
District 50Earned state aid $150,
deduct $45 for tuition leaves balance
of $105 for rural district. Rate 4.4
In checking over the 1921 tax rate
on which the 1922 state aid will be
based and paid we nnd that only two
districts the county have a tax
rate less than four mills, districts 9
and 27. Olof Wasenius,
County Superintendent.
Re\ Joseph Willenbrink is Trans
ferred From Cathedral to Par
ish at St. Boniface.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Busch has just re
cently announced the appointment of
Rev. Joseph Willenbrink of the cathe
dral at St. Cloud to the vacancy creat
ed in the parish at St. Boniface of
Melrose by the death of the late Mon
signor B. Richter
The St. Cloud Journal-Press states:
"The parish of St. Boniface at Mel
rose is the principal one of the four
parishes of the diocese of St. Cloud,
enjoying the privilege of an irremov
able pastor, that is, the pne appoint
ed pastor by the bishop can be trans
ferred only at his own volition, ex
cept by the direct intervention of the
authorities at Rome."
In referring to Father Willenbrink's
pastorate at the cathedral in St. Cloud,
the Journal-Press makes the following
"Father Willenbrink has adminis
tered the affairs of the cathedral par
ish in St. Cloud for the past year,
during which time he has enjoyed the
confidence and co-operation of its
members to a very marked degree and
his promotion to the important charge
of St. Boniface parish of Melrose will
be hailed with pleasure by the many
friends he has made in St. Cloud, as
well as by the host of friends he
counts in his previous pastorates at
Perham and Princeton, in all of which
places his work was marked by the
same characteristics as his work in
St. Cloud.
"Father Willenbring is a man of
much optimism and sympathy and at
tracts the good will of all who come
contact with him, which is the
secret of the generous co-operation
he manages to secure for his under
takings wherever he goes."
Father Willenbrink's friends
Princeton have good reason to know
that he well merits the complimentary
notice given him by the leading daily
in St. Cloud. He was pastor of St.
Edward's church for several years and
the people in Princeton had a better
opportunity to know the real worth
of the man than their friends in St
Cloud where he has been stationed for
only about a year.
We rejoice in his promotion to the
parish at St. Boniface and are confi
dent that he will be as successful there
as he has been during the past at his
other charges. Father Willenbrink
will take charge of his new parish on
the first Sunday in February.
Olof N. Vista.
O. N. Vista, landlord of the Mer
chants hotel, died suddenly last Thurs
day at 1 the cause of death be
ing hemorrhage of the brain.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Besselievre at the Congregational
church on^ Sunday afternoon and the
interment was at Oak Knoll.
Olof N. Vista was born in Norway
in 1866 and in 1869 came to the Unit
ed States with his parents, who settled
at Decorah, Iowa. He was married to
Miss Caroline Osmundson at Adams,
Minn., on July 3, 1894. His wife died
on February 11, 1908. Five sons and
three daughters were born of this
union, all of whom are living. In
September, 1911, he married Miss So
phie McCue of Princeteon, who sur
vives him. He also leaves his mother,
five brothers and two sisters.
Olof Vista was at one time employed
by the Evens Hardware company in
Princeton and about seven years ago
engaged in the hotel business, which
he followed to the time of his death.
He was an unassuming man who at
tended strictly to his own affairs,
and he made many friends among the
commercial travelers and others who
patronized his hotel.
Directors Elected for the Ensuing
Year Lunch for Creamery
Meeting Decided Upon.
Committee Appointed to Complain to
Telephone Company of Poor
Directory Issued.
The Princeton Commercial club met
regular session in the armory on
Tuesday with all members atten
dance and Dr. McRae presiding.
The club then preceeded to hold its
annual election of directors as provid
ed by the by-laws. Nominations for
five directors of the club for a two
year term ware duly made and the
club proceeded to ballot on the mem
bers nominated. A count of the bal
lots disclosed the following named
members duly elected: O. J. Ode
gard, A. E. Allen, C. S. Morton, J.
Armitage and F. W. Manke.
The president announced that the
board of directors would meet at the
clu'o rooms on Tuesday, January 24, at
8 p. m., for the purpose of electing of
ficers for the ensuing year.
The proposition of putting on a
lunch for the patrons of the Princeton
Co-operative creamery at its annual
meeting to be held at the armory on
January 24, was brought up and thor
oughly discussed by the club. Itf was
unanimously decided that the club put
on a lunch at said time and place and
the matter was referred to the enter
tainment committee. It w7as
and carried that necessary funds for
this lunch be solicited by a committee.
O. J. Odegard and Ed. Nelson volun
teered to serve on this committee. The
following donations for this lunch,
were made by the following club mem
bers: A. E. Allen, coffee C. H. Nel
son, sugar and pickles Clair Caley,
beans: C. S. Morton agreed to look
after the baking of the beans Calvin
Olson pork for the beans the
.Princeton creamery donated the but
ter and cream. It was moved and car-"
ried that the club attend the meeting
in a body.
It being called to the attention of
the club that one of the premiums
awarded to Mr. Hormatka of Benton
county at the potato show held in the
village of Princeton in 1920 had not
been paid, it was moved and carried
that in case there are no other availa
ble funds for paying this premium,
which amounted to $6, the club pay
the same out of the club funds.
The committee in charge of the
father and son banquet reported that
all arrangements had been made and
that Monday, January 30, at 6 o'clock
p. m. sharp, at the armory, had been
set as the time and place for this
The secretary reported to the club
on the steam laundry and flour mill
propositions, which matters were be
fore the club at the regular meeting
on December 20.
It being called to the club's atten
tion that the telephone directory, is-*
sued December, 1921, by the N. W
Bell Telephone Co. for Princeton and
adjoining villages, WPS an exception
ally poor piece of work, including pa
per, printing and workmanship, the
following committee was duly appoint
ed to make a vigorous protest to the
local manager of the company: R. P.
Morton, F. W. Manke and W. C.
The sewer and water main proposi
tion was then taken up and freely dis
cussed. It was moved and carried that
the club recommend to the council that
adequate water and sewer mains be
laid from Brand's corner to the bridge
on the Scenic highway, and that a
comprehensive survey of the whole
water and sewer system in the village
be made by some competent engineer
to be employed by the village council.
The meeting then adjourned.
Apollo Saxophone Quartet to Appear
at High School Auditorium
on January 27.
On Friday of next week, January
27, the Apollo Saxophone quartet will
appear for the fourth number of the
lyceum course. This quartet comes
very highly recommended and will be
doubly pleasing because it is a quar
tet of singers as well as of saxophone
The program put on by these young
men, who are all skilled and profes
sional musicians, is agreeably varied,
one of their number being an accom
plished reader.
The Mendelssohn Musical club con
cert which was put on last week was
well received as such concerts always
are here in Princeton. It is a pleasure
to be able to have concerts of this
order given in our village and it is
only through such community agencies
as a lyceum course that we are enabled
to do so. When you buy a lyceum
ticket you not only pay for good en
tertainment for yourself but you. help
to bring something of value to your
Board Decides to Have Hot Lunches
Served at School Honse Dur
ing the NdotHour ''^f
A committee, consisting of Tflrs.
Fred Keith, Mrs. Ernest Byers and
Mrs. Fred Manke, met -with the school
board last Tuesday evening to discuss
the question of serving hot lunches
during the noon hour. It was decided
to have the lunches served during the
remainder of the cold weather. This
question has been much, discussed and
it seems that the action of the board
will meet with the~generl approval
of the public 7 i
According to the present plans, just
one hot dish will be served each day.
This will be prepared by the normal
girls under the direction of Mrs.
Stroeter. The children should there
fore carry their sandwiches and cakes,
cs usual, and should also bring a cup
and spoon for the dish which the nor
mal girls will serve. In erder to con
duct the project with the minimum
amount of labor and expense, each
child will be expected to take care of
his own dishes.. It is estimated the
cost will be approximately 2% cents
per day or 50 cents per month. Tick
ets will be provided entitling a child
to lunches for a month. It is hoped
that the parents will purchase thesf
tickets, since it has been found in
other towns that this plan is much
more satisfactory than haying the
children carry the money.
Superintendent Hall states that ap
proximately 150 children remain at the
cchool house during the noon hour and
100 of them have already signified
their intention of taking the hot
Every parent who possibly can is
expected to pay the 50 cents a month
for the child's lunch. There may how
ever be a very few who cannot pay
even this small sum and the school
board is attempting to make some pro
vision whereby the children of these
parents may also be served if they
wish to be. It has been suggested
that the Red Gross might agrbe to do
nate a certain sum from the funds
collected this vicinity for this jur
pose. It would seem that the money
could be spent to no better purpose be
cause nothing is of more importance
to a community than the education
and health of the children.
The committ-e that waited on the
school board was appointed by the
members of-the Parei&JF*?heTS asso
ciation. Much can be expected from
an organization which can carry proj
ects of such practical importance to a
successful conclusion. It should he
added that in this matter the commit
tee evidently had the co-operation of
the school board and Superintendent
Auditor Compiles Figures Showing
Business of Minnesota for 1921
Biggest in History*
Minnesota did the largest business
its history during the year just
closed. For the calendar months end
ing December 31, 1921, according to
figures compiled by the state auditor,
transactions involving a total ^of $102,-
387,474.20 were entered in the books
of the department. Of this amount
$50,997,726.94 represented receipts
while the expenditures totaled $51,-
389,747.26. The legal book-keeping
period for the state is from July to
July, hence the excess of expenditures.
From the taxes of various kinds the
state treasury was enriched to the ex
tent of $22,744,590.39. Departmental
fees and other earnings contributed
the balance, $28,253,236.5$. ^he
largest source of revenue was from
state taxes, amounting to $11,271,-
650.08, and the second largest the
railroad gross earnings tax. From
this source more than $8,000,000 was
realized. Another large revenue pro
ducer was the sale of motor licenses,
which is the principal basis of the
good rdads program. More than $5,-,
000,000 was received from the sale of
auto tags.
Although receipts are necessary and
their increase with the years cause for
rejoicing and an indication of the
state's prosperity, it is the expendi
tures that interest the average tax
payer. Some large items in disburse
ments were listed last year but they
were mostly in aid of some state ac
tivity such as agriculture, good roads
and education. Over $10,000,000 was
expended for the latter. Next came
special aid to veterans of the world
Creamery Meeting on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, January 24, the Prince
ton Co-operative creamery will hold its
annual meeting at the armory, begin
ning at 10 a. m. Farmers who attend
will find it to their advantage, for Jim
Sorenson, the greatest dairying expert
in the state, will give a talk. Almost
every farmer in Minnesota who milks
cows knows Jim and, then again,
Archie Jones will be there to prove by
figures how the Princeton creamery is
making money for its stockholders and
Princeton Potato Market.
Potato prices in the Princeton mar
ket are the same as those prevailing
last week. There has been a livelier
movement frojh the farms to-the ware,
houses during the week and a trifle
more a/tivity in shipments. Otherwise
markrt ^tuatfon is unchanged.
Given at the High School Auditorium
by Civic Betterment Club on i
Saturday Evening.
Music, Addresses, Dancing'and Gen-
eral Sociality Are Included in
the Entertainment jig
Last Saturday evening the Civic
Betterment club gave a public recep
tion for the teachers of the Princeton
public schools. Under the able man
agement of the general chairman,
Mrs. J. W. Mossman, this proved to
be a very enjoyable affair. The deco
rating committee, consisting of Mes
dames Gfrerer, G. Caley and Fred
Manke, certainly worked wonders with
the big auditorium of the high school,
where the reception was held, for it
was transformed into an attractive
homelike room. Rugs carpeted the
floor, plants bloomed in unexpected
places, gaily colored robes converted
rows of seats into comfortable divans
and softly shaded lights cast a1
glow throughout the room.
After the assembling of the guests,
who were received informally by the
club members, the president, Mrs.
Guy Caley, in a few well chosen words,
extended a welcome to the teachers as
guests of honor. The teachers were
then escorted to the stage, where Mr.
Lumb very cleverly introduced them
by a series of charades and puns
based on their names. As each name
was guessed Mrs. Caley presented the
teacher. The actors for this part 6f
the program were drafted from the
other guests and much latent talent
was discovered. Joe Mossman was
perhaps the most scintillating star in
the cast.
The' merrymaking was followed by
a short program ^of more formality.
Allen Ross played very pleasingly two
old-time favorites on his trombone.
Mrs. Ed. Nelson, singing very sweetly,
gave two selections in her usual
sprightly manner. Douglas Ames, one
of the high school instructors, sang
twice. Mr. Ames is always a favorite
with the audience and this proved to
be no exception to the rule. Mrs. Geo.
Ross, whom it is always a pleasure to
hear, sang two songs.
A. B. Gramer, representing the
school board, spoke very ably on the
many advances made in Princeton in
the matter of school building and
equipment during the last few years.
He said he wished to make it clear to
his audience that the school board at
all times aims to serve the best in
terests of the community. He urged a
more intimate acquaintance between
parents and teachers, maintaining
that a better understanding would
make for greater efficiency. Mr.
Gramer advised affiliation with 'the
Parents-Teachers association as a
means to attending this end.
E. L. McMillan, representing the
parents, also stressed the need o* a
coser acquaintance between the pa
tions of the schools and the teachers.
He complimented the Civic Befter
ment club on so often taking the in
itiative in promoting just such com
affairs as this reception. In
the course of his short talk he -drew
attention to the great opportunity
given to the teacher to mold the char
acter of the child.
While the, guests were gathered
around the frappe table, which was
presided over by Mrs. Ed. Nelson,
assisted by a "group of high school
girls, they were entertained by M. M.
Stroeter from his inpxhaustible fund
of jokes and quips.
The lr st of the evening was pleas
antly passed in an informal way
some dancing while some preferred to
gather conversational groups.
Guilford G. Hartley, Financier, and
Tams Bixby, Politician, Die
on the Same Day,
Guilford G. Hartley, who was well
known to many Princeton people, died
suddenly at his home in Duluth on
Tuesday night. He was one of the
prominent men of the northwest.
Mr. Hartley was born September 1,
1953, at Shogompc, N. B. He came
to* Minnesota at the age of 18 years,
locating at Brainerd, where he worked
as a logger in the winter. In the sum
mer time he herded cattle in North
Dakota. He was a member of the
legislature from Crow Wing county in
1883. He served as a delegate at large
to the republican national convention
of 1883, and seconded the nomination
of Chauncey Depew of New York for
the presidency. He went to Duluth in
1885 and was active in developing iron
ore properties on the Masabi and Cu
yuna ranges. He was the first to han-
tJe low grade ores successfully. He
platted the towns of Bovey, Cass L?ke,
Sparta, Grand Rapids and Nashwauk,
Minn., and Page, N. D.
Tarns Bixby died on Tuesday at
Kansas City. He was one of the few
politicians to whom was conceded the
power to "make- governors.** Tams
Bixby was at one time general mana
of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, am
since 1907 had heen publisher of the
Muskogee, Okla., Phoenix. He was on
his way to his nome in Muskogee from
California when taken sick. For many
years he waff a power in Minnesota re
publican politics and possessed re
markable ability jas an organizer 7nd
New Library Books.
The following books have lately been
added to our public library: Kipling's
Complete Poetical Works Comstock's
Handbook of Nature Study ^Ameri
canization of Edw. Bok The Son^aJ
Was His, and the Miracle Man, Pack
ard The Resurrection, Tolstoi Anna
KareninafRittenhouse Hendric Ibsen,
Gosse Peer Glynt, and Doll's House,
Ibsen Treacherous Ground, B6jer
Speaker, 6 Vols., Pearson Queen Vic
toria, Strachey To Let, Galesworthy
Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam Carrots,
Molesworthy Bonnie Scotland, Grif
fis John BurroughsMan and Boy,
Barries Don Quixote, Retold by Par
ry The Next War, Irwin Heart of
the Range, White Who's Who in
America 1920-21 Mountains of the
Morning, Phelps Tolstoi-^The Man
and His Work, Stiner Two Years Be
fore the Mast, Dana Hexapod Stories
and Bird Stories, Patch England's
Ways and Byways, Parks Windmills
and Wooden Shoes, Jaekel Harmony,
book 1, Tapper Selected Articles on
The Closed Door, Benab The Labor
Movement, Tanneybaum Tangled
Trails, Raine Partners of
Knibbs Campfire Manual
Book Indian Name Book.
Bert Mark of Princeton and Miss Syl
via Jacobs of St. Paul Married
at Olive Beth Club.
Bert Mark, of the firm of Mark &
Son, Princeton, was married to Miss
Sylvia Jacobs the Olive Beth club,
St. Paul, on Tuesday, at 5:30 p. m.
About a hundred guests were present
at the ceremony.
The groom was escorted to the white
silk canopy under which the ceremony
was performed by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Mark, and the bride by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs. Rabbi
Klinman conducted the -service.
As the procession approached the
canopy Miss Lillian Litman, who was
accompanied on the piano by Mrs.
Lovengcr, sang a solo. Miss Sadie
Jacobs was the flower girl, Milton
Mark "ring" "bearer, and Misses Fink
and Zimmerman bridesmaids. Geb
hart Moses and Raymond Litman were
the groomsmen. The bride was
gowned in a creation of white silk
and carried a bouqut of lillies of the
A reception and supper followed the
ceremony, and dancing, with music by
Seibert's orchestra, was enjoyed dur
ing the remainder of the evening.
The bride and groom have gone east
for a trip and will be at home in
Princeton, where they will occupy
rooms at Mrs. Brcnnan's residence, af
ter February 1. The many friends of
the young couple congratulate them
and wish them happiness. Princeton
extends to them a hearty welcome.
Ireland Gets Self Government.
By simple ceremonials Great Britain'
has turned over to Ireland self-govern
mental powers, these ceremonies being
enacted on Monday at Dublin castle.
Michael Collins, Professor John Mc
Neill, P. J. Hogan, Joseph McGrath,
Jevin O'Higgins and William Cos
grave, leaders in the treaty consum
mation, were the signatories to the
pact turning over fair Erin to the
Irish people, while Lord Lieutenant
Fitzalan made the transfer in behalf
of the British government. De Valera
and his malcontents did not appear at
the ceremonies, but the occasion was
one of rejoicing by a multitude of peo
ple who surrounded the castle.
It is now hoped thet harmony will
prevail throughout Ireland, but we
doubt it. De Valera and his cohorts
will not be easily pacified and there is
liable to be trouble between the north
erners and the southerners. De Va
lera's ambition was doubtlessly to be
the first president of Ireland, either by
hook or by crook. He cared nothing
for Ireland or the prosperity of her
people so long as he could be cock o'
the walk. And it seems strange to us
that the Irish people (or many of
them) should have selected an upstart
of Spanish blood to fight their battles.
Our fancy turns to Collins and the
other boys of good old Irish names
and, you can take our word for it, if
given half a chance, they will make
To Give Agriculture Representation.
Through Senator Kellogg's efforts
agriculture will be given a representa
tive on the Federal Reserve board.
The Kellogg substitute, which it is ex
pected will harmonize the differences
between President Harding and the
farm bloc on the question of appoint
ing a "dirt farmer" to the reserve
board, puts agriculture with industry
and commerce and provides the new
member that will give President Hard
ing the opportunity to appoint a farin
President Calls Conference to Outline
Program for Stabilization
of Agriculture.
Financing of Bonus Bill, which Will
Doubtless Pass at This Ses
sion, Being Studied.
The third notable conference which "s?:
has been called by President Harding
will assemble in Washington on Jan
vary .23. This conference will consist
of between 200 and 300 delegates rep
resenting the agricultural and allied
interests of the country. The selec
tion of the personnel has been left by
the president to Secretary of Agricul
ture Wallace. N
Secretary of War Weeks is disap
pointed with Henry Ford's final pro
posal for taking over the government's *l
waterpower project at Muscle Shoals,
but will send it to congress without
recommending acceptance in its pres
ent form. Mr. Ford declined to modifyv
his proposal in all particulars desired
by the government, agreeing to but
one change in the original. He was
particularly insistent that the grant
of Muscle Shoals should be for a pe
riod of 100 years, absolutely refusing
to consent to a 50-year period, which
is the limit provided in existing law.
The soldier compensation bill will
not be made a part of the allied debt
refunding bill, Chairman McCumber
of the senate finance committee said
after a series of ^conferences had been.
held between senate leaders to discuss
the desirability of merging the two,
and it had become known at the white
house that President Harding did not
look with favor upon the suggestion
President Harding is emphatic on the
point that the administration never
will adopt a program that fails to keep
inviolate faith with former service
tmen. The president believes that JJ'
while optional benefits will be included _,
in the bonus legislation, nearly all the
former soldiers will elect to take cash.
That will mean a major operation in
financing. The estimates of the prob
able cash bonus payments in the ag
gregate range all the way from $1,-
500,000,000 to $3,500,000,000. The bill
will, without question, be passed, at
this session of congress.
Truman H. Newberry of Michigan
was voted his seat by the United
States senate, but relatives and friends
were slapped on the wrist by that body,
for spending $200jO00 to obtain his
nomination in the race against Henry
Ford in 1918. The final vote was 46
to 41 in favor of Newberry, Senators
Nelson and Kellogg of Minnesota, Mc
Cumber of North Dakota standing
with the republican organization,
while Ladd of North Dakota and Nor
beck of South Dakota joined with
seven other republicans and thirty
two democrats in trying to unseat the
junior Michigan senator. William
Lorimer is the only man actually oust
ed from the senate of the United
States in its 132 years on charges that
he was elected through corruption.
Fifteen senators, however, have been
charged with occupying seats obtained
by bribery. In 12 cases the senate
held the charges unsustained. In two,
besides that of Lorimer, the senate
upheld the charges, but the two sena
tors resigned rather than face a final
ouster vote.
According to an announcement of
the war department only 3,089, of a
little over 2 per cent of all the Ameri
can soldiers killed in France, remain
unidentified or classified as "missing."
Those who are unidentified are buried
in France beneath white crosses upon
which no name is written.
Newly appointed postmasters to of
(Continued on page four)
In Honor of Mrs. Emogene Soule.
The dinner given by Mrs. Eva Keith
to the Girls of the Sixties, of which
mention was made in last week's issue,
was honor of Mrs. Emogene
Soule. About two months ago Mrs.
Soule returned from Boise, Idaho,
where she had been visiting friends
and relatives. She is now making her
home with her son, Benj. Soule.
It had been me time since the old
friends had enjoyed a real sociable
evening together and Mrs. Keith de
cided to have them all meet at her
home once more before some of them
were called to distant parts of the
country. The guests present were
Mrs. Emogene Soule, Mrs. C. H. Rines,
Mrs. Ellen Howard, Mrs. Emma Grif
fith, Mrs. Etta Libby, Mrs. Will Bige
low and Mrs. Wesley Page. The Girls
of the ..Sixties particularly enjoyed
having with them their old friend,
Mrs. Page, who has been so clorely^
confined to her home, during the past
two years, by the illness of her hus
After the bounteous dinner the
company enjoyed a most delighful so
Jcial* Mrs
What the Cow Gave.
"For SaleA foil blooded cow, giv
ing milk, three tons, of hay, a lot of
chickens and, several
,a in Wicfii
evening Both Mrs. Libby and
contributed their share to
the entertainment by giving a reading.
One of the most enjoyable features of
foese /gathering-s is recalling ^the
events of past days.

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