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Volumn 25
BUSINESS MEN
HOLD BANQUET
Credit and Commercial Association
Hold Annual Meeting
Seven O’clock Supper Held at the
Moose Lodge and Business
Session Follows.
The annual meeting of the
Washburn Commercial and
Credit Association was held at
the Moose Lodge hall on Mon
day evening of this week and
was attended by all but two
members, one of whom Was ab
sent through illness and the
other for other reason.
The annual meeting was in
the nature of a banquet and
business session. At seven o’-
clock the members gathered
around the festive boards where
they dined together. The sup
per was prepared by the Altar
society ladies and was arranged
by a committee from the Asso
ciation.
After the supper the business
session of the Association was
held, the first business taken up
being the election of officers for
the ensuing year. The follow
ing were elected:
President M. E. Doyle
Vice-Pres. B. Ungrodt
Secy-Treas. A. I. Lien.
After the election the business
session was held and many im
portant matters in relation to
conducting retail business was
discussed.
The Washburn Credit 4
ation has been in existance? for
three years and it has been in
strumental in bringing the mer
chants in the different lines of
business in closer relation to
each other and has been very
helpful to them in more ways
than one.
Over the Top.
The committee in charge of
the drive for the Fatherless
Children of France report fifteen
new “adoptions” which brings
Washburn “over the top”.
Mapabees 1, Nor. Ladies Aid
Soc. 1, Congregational Ladies
Aid 1, Royal Neighbors 1,
Masons 1, Mrs. C. E. Hulteen 1,
Mrs. T. H. Pratt, Mrs. James
Murphy 1, Mrs. C. F. Morris,
Mrs. G. H. Lampson, Mrs. Bru
baker, Mrs. Elmer Ramstead,
Mrs. Eben Burdick. Mrs. P. T.
Trowbridge 1, Senior High
School 1, Junior High School 1,
Garfield school 1, Lincoln school,
1, Pioneer school I, Helping
Hand Society of Engo 1, Four
Mile Creek School 1.
"Twin;;
P. T. Barnums Great Exhibit
was a wonder, they were
Two Young Men Joined at the Waist
and it would have meant death to part them
They Lived Together and Quarreled
They had no secrets and or private life
What Man Could You Live With
and enjoy.
All Men are “Twins”
You are obliged to live with the man inside
yourself.
Come to Church and learn to get along with yourself.
You are cordially invited to attend the
services of the Congregational Church
WASHINGTON AVE.
Sunday School 9:45 A. M.
Preaching 11 A. JM. and 7:30 P. M.
Christian Endeavor 6:45 P. M.
THE WASHBURN TIMES.
CHEAP EXPLOSIVE MAY
OPEN POWDER MILLS AGAIN
That the use of T. N. T. as an
explosive for clearing land,
draining and ditching, and other
uses may grow to such an ex
tent that the big powder mills of
the country may open again on
a large scale seems to be more
that a mere guess.
T. N. T. is a war time dis
covery and during the war just
closed it was used almost al
together in the big guns for
blasting hillsides, demolishing
towns and cities, sinking sub
marines and a hundred and one
other purposes.!
Since the w r ar has closed many
have wondered if it were not
possible to use this terrible ex
plosive for commercial purposes
and among those who have taken
the matter up were Superior peo
ple who were interested in the
development of cut-over lands.
The Superior Telegram of
Monday contained an article
that assurances had been re
ceived from official sources that
the explosive T. N. T. may be
treated that it can be used safely
and advantageously in clearing
land and that it will be so used
by the government and at a cost
far below that of many other
blasting materials.
The information concerning
the availability of T. N. T. for
blowing stumps was secured
through Senator I. L. Lenroot
who says:
. “Replying to your favor of
Jan. 13, as to whether the ex
plosive T. N. T. can be adapted
for use in blowing stumps, 1 say
that it can be and that it will be
so used by the government.
“I may state in this connection
(&&t it $ popularly mw&m
that there is a large excess of
military explosives on hand,
which might become available
for private use. However it is
found that all of the material
which can be secured is neces
sary for use on various govern
ment projects and is being called
for by various divisions of the
govermnent for such use.”
A report compiled by an ex
pert concerning khe uses and
characteristics of T. N. T. which
shows that while it is extremely
powerful in the ordinary state,
that it may be made very safe
for use in clearing and that its
manufacture may be carried on
at a very low cost.
4, The great war brought to
perfection and wide use anew
high explosive which is really
the wonder of modern science.
Trinitrotoluol, or T. N. TANARUS., is the
substance which wiped cities off
the map of Europe, shattered
submarines in the depths of the
sea, blew whole companies of
men to pieces,” the report says
in discussing the powerful char
Washburn, Wisconsin, Thursday, February 6th, 1919
acter of the material. “It is al
so the force which wiped out
great industrial plants in blasts
that shook the country.”
The safety of the product as
compared with other explosives
is made clear in these words:
A ton or more of this substance
exploded at a plant near one of
our large cities several months
ago. The explosion killed 60
men and rocked the surrounding
country for miles yet close to
the scene of the accident was
stored 30 tons of T. N. T. which
had it exploded would have de
stroyed the great manufacturing
plant and probably wrecked the
city nearby. Thanks to the
stability of this compound it
withstood the shock. T. N. T.
is described as ‘dangerously safe’
for it can be so roughly treated
without undergoing any change
that munition workers grow
careless in handling it.
The cheapness of the materials
involved in its manufacture is
made clear as follows:
“The basis of T. N. T. is toluol,
a light oil produced as a by-pro
duct in the destructive distilla
tion of bituminous coal. By
treating totuol with a mixture
of nitric and sulphuric acid, T.
N. T. is produced. In the im
mense coal fields of the U. S.
we possess therefore greater po
tential sources of this essential
high explosive than any other
nation and yet we are recovering
a relatively smaller percentage
of the toluol evolved in the
coking of this coal and up to the
time of our entrance into the
war little effort was made to
separate this important com
pound from the illuminating gas
*bupptfed tSoaf I&ge cities.”
Married Tuesday
Miss Mildred Newhouse,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Newhouse, and Mr. Roy
Lamberty of Superior, were
united in marriage Tuesday
morning, the ceremony taking
place at the St. Louis Catholic
church, Rev. Fr. Charron con
ducting the ceremony.
A wedding dinner followed by
a reception was held at the New
house residence at noon and the
couple departed on the afternoon
train for Superior where they
will make their residence.
The bride is one of the popular
young ladies of the city. # She
has been employed as a clerk in
the store of the Segal Dry Goods
company. For the past year or
so Mr. Lamberty was employed
>at the plant of the DuPont com
pany and upon the closing down
of activity at that institution
left for Superior where he is
employed in the ship yards.
Both are well known throughout
the city and their many friends
join in extending congratula
tions and best wishes.
Married at Ashland
i
Miss Lydia Arseneau and Mr.
Joseph Kasmarek, both residents
of this city, were married at
Ashland last Wednesday and
have returned to this city where
they will make their home.
Both of the contracting parties
are well known in the city. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed. Arseneau and for the
past several years has been chief
operator in the central office of
the Bayfield County Telephone
company. The groom has re
sided in the city during the past
several years and has been em
ployed at the plant of the du-
Pont Cos. at Barksdale. Both
are well and popularly known
and have a wide circle of friends
who join in extending congratu
lations and best wishes.
Alfred* Johnson, clerk for the local
Board of Bayfield county,has finished
his work with the Board and has
gone to Northland college at Ashland
to take up the course of study.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY OF WASHBURN
BANQUET IS TO
BE OPEN TO ALL
All Fathers ' and Sons Invited to
Attend Big banquet.
To be Held at the Y. M. C. A, on
Wednesday, February 12th, at
Six O’clock.
Contrary to the general opin
ion,* the Father and Son Banquet
to be held at the new Y. M. C.
A. building on Wednesday even
ing, February 12th. will be open
to all fathers of the city and
their sons as well as to senior
members of the Y. M. C. A. or
ganization, who if they have no
son will be asked to take some
one’s son. This point, the Edu
cational committee of the Y. M.
C. A., under whose direction the
banquet and program is being
arranged, wants it thoroughly
understood, for every father in
the city is wanted at this ban
quet, as the purpose of the ban
quet is to bring a closer relation
ship between the fathers and
sons of the city.
In order that the committee in
charge may arrange for the
number of plates to be served,
it will be necessary for those
desirous of attending the ban
quet, to leave their names with
any member of the Educational
committee or with Secretary J.
C. Manville of the Y. M. C. A.
before 10 o’clock on Monday.
February 10th.
The banquet will
o’clock and will be serveam the
large gymnasium at the Y. M.
C. A. There is no limit to the
number that can be cared for,
providing the names are handed
in before Monday morning, at
10 o’clock. From all indications
it will be the biggest banquet
ever held in the city, for the
number who expect to attend is
growing daily.
Nels M. Oscar will act as toast
master of the evening. A fine
program is being arranged for
the evening and will consist of
musical numbers, singing and
addresses, the main address of
the evening being delivered by
President Brownell of Northland
College.
Father and Son week is being
observed throughout the United
States. The move is a fine one
for it will bring the fathers and
sons into closer relationship.
Mellen Won
In a basket ball game played
at the “Y” gymnasium last Sat
urday evening between High
school teams of Mellen and
Washburn the visitors were suc
cessful in winning the game
by a score of 37 to 12. The
game was hotly contested
throughout and was interesting.
In the preliminary game be
tween the “Neversweats” and
the “Scrubs” the “N. S.” won
out by a score of 25 to 23. These
teams were about evenly
matched.
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Married at Duluth
Miss Christina Scamfer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Scamfer,and Mr. Albert Carlson,
were married at Duluth last j
Wednesday afternoon and they
returned to this city the latter
part of last week where they
will go to housekeeping.
Both are well known through
out the city andjjtheir large cir
cle of friends join in extending
best wishes and congratulations.
The Ja-Da-Klub met at Miss
Mary Spitzer’s home at 7 p m
Tuesday the 28th. While waiting
for late comers games were played.
Then all left for the Gem Theatre,
lunch being served just before
leaving.
SAYS HE’LL FIGHT TILL
HELL FREEZES OVER-REPORT
At the meeting of the Council
held on Tuesday evening a peti
tion signed by 97 taxpayers, was
presented, asking for the dis
missal from office of City As
sessor James A. Sheridan on the
grounds of inequality of assess
ment of property in the city of
Washburn during the past year.
The petition was read., to the
council and a committee ‘of two
was appointed to wait upon As
sessor Sheridan to ask him to
resign from office. Aldermen
Charles L. Olson and John
Enourf were appointed on this
committee and we are informed
that after they had waited upon
Assessor Sheridan and stated
their mission that they were in
formed by the Assessor that he
did not propose to resign the
office and that “he would fight
’em till hell froze over” as one
Not Insane
A jury in county court before
Judge P. H. Axelberg decided
on Saturday that Fr. Louis
Charron, whose sanity had been
questioned, was sane and Fr.
Charron was dismissed from the
custody of the court.
The case was called for trial
last Friday morning and occupied
the attention of the court for
two days. The prosecution was
represented by A. W. Sanborn
of Ashland while Attorneys
Brennen of Superior and Mac-
Leod of this city appeared for
Fr. Charron. Many witnesses
were introduced during the hear
ing, for and against Fr. Charron
)ut after hearing the evidence
the jury decided as to Fr. Char
ron’s sanity.
Previous to t-he hearing Fr„
Charron had been adjudged in
sane by examining physicians
>ut he claimed that this ex
amination had been made short
ly after he had recovered from a
severe attack of influenza when
lis physical and nervous condi
tion was not the best and he de
manded a jury trial, which was
granted.
To Organize a League
A meeting will be held at the
Assembly room at the Y. M. C.
A. on Friday evening of this
week for the purpose of forming
a bowling league. Washburn is
developing a number of star
bowlers and some of the players
think a league ought to be or
ganized so that match games
could be played at frequent in
tervals. The meeting will be
held at eight o’clock and all per
sons interested in bowling should
attend the meeting.
The Y alleys are becoming
very popular and are kept con
tinually busy. Some good scores
have been made during the past
month. We publish those above
the 200 mark. George Waters,
200, Wegsten 202, J. Mathews
202, A1 Larson 202, Roy Mark
ham 200, John Gibson 205, Mil
berg 217, *C. Hansen 222, Bru
baker 228, Wolff Ed- Kas
marek, 234. Walter Milberg has
•the high score for February
with 223 pins. <
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Methodist Episcopal Church
D. W, Davis, Pastor.
1 Sunday school 9:45 a. m. Mrs.
F. T. Beers, Superintendent,
Public worship 10:45 a. m. Mid
week prayer meeting Wednes
day 7:30. A cordial invitation
to any who have no church
home in the city.
Oscar Bodiu. engaged in the fish
ing business at Houghton, says that
the ice near Houghton is very thin
and that this week while returning
from a visit to his nets that he broke
throngh in several places. Because
of the absence of ice the fishing
business has been rather poor this
winter, there being too much ice to
permit operating boats and not
enough for ice fishing*
of the committeemen put it “be
fore he would resign from office.
During the past several weeks
a number of meetings of tax
payers have been held at which
the assessment question has
been hotly discussed and at a
meeting held last Saturday
evening a committee was ap
pointed to circulate petitions
asking f<fr the removal of the
assessor.
Mr. Sheridan cqptends that he
was elected for a term of two
years and that this assessment
is just and equitable, except in a
few instances where there have
been oversigns. He claims that
because taxes in the city are
high that he is not to blame and
if the committee report is true
he proposes to fight before he
will submit to removal. The next
action is up to the taxpayers.
Beware
Madison, Wis.—A warning
against "fake experts” on In.
come Tax has been sounded by
the Internal Revenue Bureau,
in a statement received by Col
lector Williams from the Com
missioner Daniel C. Roper.
"Business houses and indi
vidual taxpayers are being can
vassed this year by numerous
so-called ‘lncome Tax Experts’
who offer to use their magic
wands of Income Tax wisdom, to
relieve the busy taxpayer from
all worries about his tax re
sponsibilities.
*‘l desire to make public an
nouncement, for the information
of taxpayers, that an investiga
tion of the qualifications of many
of these experts will disclose
the fact that very few have had
the training and experience
that would place them anywhere
near the expert class,
“Some of them were formerly
temporary employees of the
government who are attempting
to capitalize this fact regardless
of their personal knowledge of
the revenue laws and regulations.
Others are soliciting clients on
the strength of diplomas as In
come Tax experts obtained after
taking long-distance courses by
means of prrnted instructions of
doubtful value.
"Taxpayers should not allow
themselves to be imposed upon
by strangers wbo claim to be
Income Tax experts. They
should discriminate carefully
between really helpful, author
ative advice in tax matters, and
the irresponsible brand peddled
under glittering pretenses.
•‘The Bureau is arranging to
furnish for the benefit of Income
Tax payers in every city and
town in the country, a ad
visory service by trained col
lectors, agents, inspectors, and
deputies. At the offices of Col
lectors and their Deputies, and
at other central points, free in
formation and advice with re
spect to filing returns under the
new Revenue Bill may be bad
up to the final date for filing
such returns.
‘‘Banks, trust companies and
similar responsible institutions
have always cooperated in fur
nishing authentic Income Tax
information, and have generous
ly offered to serve the govern
ment and taxpayers in this re
spect again this year.
“It is the aim of the Bureau
to bring its agencies ss close as
possible to every person and to
make available in official form
all necessary information 're
garding the requirements of the
law. The Bureau welcomes aid
from every responsible agency
in its effort to enlighten the peo
ple on tax matters.”
Mrs. Jos, Arseneau was called to
Superior the latter part of last week
by a message saying that her daugh
ter-in-law Mrs. Ese Arseneau was
verx sick with, influenza.
Try an Ad Tonic
To keep the pulse of busi
ness beating. This paper if
the best medium.
TAKE SOUNDINGS
OF SHIP SITE
Engineers From Duluth and Crew
of Men Doing Work.
Plans and Blueprints of Site of Anchor
Shipbuilding Company Being
Made
During the past week or more
the Anchor Shipbuilding Com
pany have had two civil engin
eers and a crew of ten men at
work taking soundings of the
water in front of the sight of
the new ship yards and also
making a complete survey of the
property. Engineers J. H. Bru
ner and Mr. McMahon of Duluth
have been in charge of the work
and they have been assisted by
a crew of local men.
• It is expected that the sound
ings will have been completed
and the survey of the property
made by the last of the present
week when blue prints of the
property will be made and actual
construction work will be start
ed.
President Nicolaysen and Su
perintendent Gun Smith of the
Anchor Shipbuilding Company
have been at Milwaukee during
the past week where they have
been arranging for machinery
and equipment and attending
to other business matters in con
nection with the company.
The sale of the stock has been
going on at a great rate during
the past ten days according to
reports and ufee assurances of a
>ig ship yard for Wash burn
never looked brighter. It is the
plan of the company to start
work on the big yard at once
and have it ready for the con
struction of boats by early sum
mer.
Mrs. Leighton
Mrs. Elizabeth Leighton, be
loved wife of Judson Leighton
of West Third street, passed
away last Saturday evening at
8 o’clock at her home after a
week’s illness with influenza
followed by pneumonia. Mrs.
Leighton contracted the disease
while caring for relatives and
although everything that medi
cal aid could do was doqe for
her, her condition grew steadily
worse until death came on Sat
urday evening.
The funeral, which was a pri
vate one, was held from the
family residence Sunday after
noon at 2 o’clock, services being
in charge of Rev. Davis of the
Methodist church. Interment
was in Woodland cemetery.
Mrs. has been a resi
dent of this city for 25 years or
more, her maiden name being
Williamson. She was married
to Judson Leighton at Washburn
and unto the union five children
were bom. The family is among
the pioneer residents of the city.
Mrs. Leighton was a kind and
loving wife and an affectionate
mother, beloved by those who
knew her. She is survived by a
husband and five children, James
who is with the American forces
in France, Harold Newell, Ethel
and Evelyn, besides three
brothers James, Robert and
George Williamson, all residing
in the city.
The sympathy of the com
munity goes out to the sorrow
ng relatives in their bereave
ment.
Nor. both. Ckuidi #
Services next Sunday morning
and evening. Sunday School at
noon. The Vikings meet at the
home of Mr. Peter Oie, West
Pine Street Wednesday evening.
Prayer meeting Thursday even
ing. Confirmant 'classes Satur
day form IB to 12 o’clock.
$2.00 Per Teat
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