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' ESTABLISHED 1873 PRESS FORWARD NEW FARM AID MEMORIAL DAY BRINGS CITY HONOR TO DEAD Memorial Efxercises to be Held v in City Auditorium After a Parade TO DECORATE GRAVES Firing: Squad Also Will Fire Salute of Honor to the Soldier Dead Bismarck citizens will Rather to morrow to pay their respect to the war deuil of the nation. Annual memorial exercises will he held under the leadership of the Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1, American Legion. The ebm exercises are in the afternoon, beginning with a par ade at 2 P. M. and continuing with Memorial services in the City Audi torium-fit 2: :to P. M. The program for the Auditorium services is as follows: Philip Webb, Commander *Lloyu Spetz Post No. 1, presiding. Seng, “America” led by M.r. Boise. Invocation, I)r. Ryerson, Chaplin J Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1. Patriotic Songs, Thursday Musical Club and Associated Choirs. Reading, Lincoln’s Gettysburg' Ad dress, George Knowles. Solo, “In Flanders Fields", Henry Halverson. Memorial Pay Address, Scott Came ron. Star Spangled Banner. Decorate Graves The graves of soldier dead were marked today with American flags by a Legion committee, and tomor row morning at 9 o’clock a Legion committee, an auxiliary committee and a firing squad from Company “A” will go to the cemeteries to place flowers upon the graves. Flowers also will be strewn on the river a memorial to the sailor dead and at old Fort Lincoln as a memor ial to the dead of that post. Line of March The line of inarch for the parade •was slightly changed today by ('apt. H. T. Murphy in charge. It is as fol lows: South on Second to Main, East on Main to Fourth, North on Fourth to Thayer, East on Thayer to Fifth, South on Fifth to Main, East on Main to Sixth, North on Sixth to Rosser, East on Rosser to Ninth South on Ninth to Thayer, West on Thayer to Sixth, South on Sixth to Auditorium. The parade forms on Second street, and Broadway, Thayer and Rosser, with the Elks band, which leads it, the intersection of Second and Broadway. Capt. Murphy said today the parade will start promptly at - P. M. and all organizations should be lined up at 1:45 P. M. .WATER POWER IS LISTED North Dakota Potentiality Is 1 82,000 Horse Power Potential water power develop ment of North Dakotn, as listed by the Geological Survey, Department of Interior, is given by the depart ment as follows: Available DO percent of the time — 82,000 horsepower, available 50 per cent of the time, 193,000. The greatest water power develop ment, the department reports, has been in the state of New York. New England, the east North Central, west North Central, including North Dakota, and lflountain states have not kept pace with the country-wide development of water power. f Weather Report For twenty-four hours ending at noon today. Temperature at 7 A. M. Highest yesterday ... Lowest yesterday ?owest last night recipitation Highest wind velocity Weather Forecasts For Btsmarck and vicinity: Gener ally fair to-night and Friday, prcb ably light frost to-night. Rising temperature Friday." For North Dakota:Generally fair to-night and Friday, probably light frost to-night. Rising temperature Friday. General Weather Conditions The pressure is low over the South and precipitation occurred from the middle and lower Mississippi Valley westward over the middle and lower Plains States and over the Rocky Mountain region. Generally fair weather prevails in the qpper Great Lakes region, upper Mississippi Val ley and in the Dakotas, Temperatur e's? are somewhat lower this morning west of the Rockies and moderate temperatures prevail from the Rocky Mountain region eastward. ORRIS W. ROBERTS, _ Meteorologist. EUROPE’S TALLEST MONARCH mi ■ mm • 1 m flWiv IJMpf %-£&**-*' itm Latest photo of Gustav V. kit ,1 of Sweden, who has become known as Europe’s tallest monarch, th ug.i Denmark laid some claim to this distinction. This slender, lithe n.ona.ch, despite his lit? years, is said to be lightest of step of the mmi i\ h'. He was snapped for this picture as he was being greeted at a Stockholm exposition. END OF BONUS FIGHT SEEN AS AID TO LEGION Will Permit Organization To Emphasize Other Program Features Says Streeter BANQUET IS HELD Legion and Auxiliary in Get- Together Banquet Enter tain State Officers The American Legion is glad the adjusted 1 compensation fight is over. Forces which have attacked the Le gion because of the bonus fight will now he able to see some of the many constructive things the Legion has been accomplishing, Frank S. Street er of Linton, State Commander of the Legion, told members of the Legion, War Mathers and the Auxiliary at the annual get-together banquet of the Organizations, in the McKenzie Hotel last night. The bonus fight was not started by the Legion, Mr. Streeter said. The Legion at its first St. Louis caucus did not discuss the bonus and at its first Minneapolis convention declined to take any action, saying the matter could be left to the discretion of Congress. It was not until after a flood of bonus bills had been intio dueed and it was generally accepted by leaders in Washington that a bonus hill would be passed, that the Legion took any action he said, and this action was taken when leaders in Congress asked the Legion to make recommendation. The* Legion has a broad program, he said, it includes first of all, seeing that justice is meted out to the dis abled veterans of the World War. It includes also, he said: An Americanization program that reaches into every nook 4tnd corner of the United States. A community advancement pro gram, that offers to the Legion posts a remarkable opportunity for doing public good in all parts of the nation. A program to prevent wars in the future, but not at the expense of national honor. Insistence upon a program of rea sonable preparedness for the safety of the nation, and to minimize the cost of money and lives in war, if war does come. An aerial disarmament program, because it is now recognized, he said, that if war came it would be won or lost in the air, and many na tions are engaged in a race for aer ial supremacy. Furtherance of education in the country. 46 72 43 42 Binding closer the ties of com radeship formed during the war. Passing of Bonus Fight “Many foroes who have fought the Legion because of its adjusted com pensation stand have spread the idea that the legion was organized simp ly for a raid on the United *States Treasury,” said Mr. Stretter. “We know that is not the case. The Le gion was formed and had a broad program before the compensation fight became so hot, and it would have continued on its broad program had the compensation fight been lost. It is a relief to have this fight out of the way, so that many people who were blinded to the work of the or ganization can now admit there is some good in it.” Mr. Streeter declared there was not a piece of legislation on the Statute books for the aid of disabled veter ans that did not have its inception with the Legion. With' regard to the Americaniza tion program, he called attention to (Continued on page 3) CAPT. ANDERSON TO LEAVE HERE ( apt. G. A. M. Anderson, instruct or of the North Dakota National Guard, lias been ordered to Fort Bcnning, Georgia, effective next October 1, and he will be succeeded here by (’apt. Jefferson M. Stuart. HOUSE PASSES BILL TO RAISE NAVY’S POWER Appropriates $150,000,000 To Bring Navy Strength Up To Agreement Washington, May 29. —Expendi- ture nf nearly $ 1 50,000,000 to bring the American Navy up to the 5-5-3 ratio fixed by the Washington arms conference is called for in a bill re ceived by the Senate today from the House, which passed it last night, 165 to 138. The measure, which was requested by the Navy department, authorizes construction of eight cruisers and six river gunboats and the conver sion of the battleships New York, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Wyoming and Utah into oil burners with the installation of additional devices for protection against submarines and aircraft. DEVINE’S WORK IS COMMENDED Cooperstown, N. I)., May 29 —Re solutions commending J. M. Devine for his work as state immigration commissioner and urging larger leg islative appropriations to aid the North Dakota immigration depart ment were' adopted at the meeting here of the fifth district group of the North Dakota Bankers associa tion. The resolutions cited that while the bankers association ob jected to increased taxation, it be lieves that money expended through the immigration department would hring returns that would justify the expenditures. Benefit Goal i Half Reached While response for the Sec ond Benefit Concert of Bis marck’s Juvenile Band has been good, the goal has been slightly half reached. Clean up committees are still at work and it is hoped that with committee ticket sales and box office receipts that prac tically S6OO will be realized to carry the work on through until the fall. Those who have not been seen are urged to attend the concert on the evening of May SO at the City Auditorium. An interesting program has been provided. • During the intermission Benton Baker will tell about the band and what it is seek ing to accomplish. The entire program will probably take less than two hours and is varied enough to show prog ress mad 6 by the youthful musicians. A packed house should greet the "kiddies.” BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1921 ROY LOGAN IS NAMEDHEADOF N.D .MERCHANTS Report of Nominating Com mittee Accepted After Election Coup Fails ADOPT RESOLUTIONS Merchants Favor Purchase of North Dakota Goods From North Dakotans Roy P. Logan of Bismarck was elected president of the North Da kota Retail Merchants Asociation at the closing session of its annual con vention here this morning. Other officers were chosen as follows: First Vice-President, N. B. Gnr naas, Oberon; second vice-president, M. E. Hanson, Stanley; Treasurer, F. W. Pcglow, Glenburn; Directors, J. R. Fitzsimmons, Mandun; Otto Top, Grace City; F. J. Grady, Bismarck; ('. G. Radke, Golden Valley; C. W. Ferguson, Jumestown; A. C. Wilde, Wilton; G. G. Schuler, Kintyre; John Thompson, Dunn Center; E. T. Schultz, Washburn; O, J. Dahl, Gwin ncr, F. P. Mann, Devils Lake; M. G. Evenson, Maddock. The place of next meeting and selection of a secretary is left" to the hoard of directors. Scrap on Officers Flection of officers was proceeded by a lively scrap. A slate of nomin ations was handed to T. Welo of Vel va, presiding in the absence of F. P. Mann, president, early this morning and adopted. A. W. Gussner of Bis marck appeared later, announced that the nominating committee of which he was chairman hud prepared a report after much work, and that this committee objected to the nam ing of a slate of officers without notice when the election was not scheduled until 3 o'clock this after noon. The convention rescinded its action and then advanced the lime of election to II a. nr., the convention closing without the afternoon ses sion. The. report of .the committee presented by Mr. Gussner, Otto Schimansky and M. G. Evenson, mem bers of the nominating committee, was accepted with three dissenting votes. Resolutions adopted by the con vention included: Indorsing purchase of goods from North Dakota jobbers by North Da kota merchants.* That district meetings be held. Deploring high taxes, striking at peddlers, urged enforcement of the law prohibiting stores from being open on Sunday and thanking locul agencies for the manner in which the convention was handled. “We deplore the universal high taxes on all sides affecting all busi ness and private interests of the state, cities, towns and countries, said the resolutions. “We suggest a possible means of lessening the ex isting high tux per individual by pointing out where taxation is being sidestepped by certain classes. “We are referring to the peddler who\goes from place to place to sell goods and wares or merchandise, and to the transient merchant who es tablishes a business for from one day to a few weeks or even months, hut never long enough to pay any taxes in any county in which he locates. “We respectfully recommend that this subject be referred to our com mittee on legislation, who may act with the assistance of the proper authorities whereby we believe these venders can be singled out so that the authorities can proceed against them and collect their just share of the tuxes." Would Close Early A suggested resolution from the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Bismarck for the closing of department, dry stores anil groceries at 6 P. M. every night found favor with the convention “where practicable,’ the exceptions being the small rural towns. W. D. Austin reported on the Mutual Insurance Association and M. M. Goodsill of the Northern Pacific, slated to speak this afternoon, talk ed briefly on advertising North Da kota. Mr. Goodsill, referring to the re cently organized Greater North Da kota Association, urged all business men of North Dakota to be optimis tic, to learn the truth about their state and advertise it. Thank Bismarck The resolutions were presented by a committee composed of F. W. Peg low, T. Wello, and F. J. Grady. • The resolutions regarding local agencies said: “Be it resolved that the thanks of this association be extended to the newspapers of the northwest, es pecially the Bismarck Tribune for the liberal publicity which they have given our convention and the space that they have given to the reports of the convention program. “That we express our sincere ap preciation to the City of Bismaick, the Bismarck Association of Com merce, the Business and Profession al Women’s Club of Bismarck, Bis marck Retailers and Wholesalers of tfre city for the hospitality they have shown, and especially the Barker Bakery and Candy Company, and the splendid entertainment they have given this' session.” (Continued on page 3) L DICKEY BANK ROBBED, LOOT TAKEN SMALL Iktndits Cut Wires and Dig Cruler Vault in Bank in LaMfiure Countv FARMER FINDS IT Notices Wires Cut and Noti fies Bank Cashier Who Investigates Fargo, May 29.—Cutting all tele phone and telcgroph wires leading out of Dickey, LaMoure county, about 100 miles southwest of here, robbers early today broke into the l Farmers and Merchants Bank of Dickey and escaped with about $250 in. cash and papers. , The robbers entered the bank, made an unsuccessful attempt to blow the vault- door, and then dug their way under the brick vault, using a pick and crowbars taken from a N. P. section house nearby. The safety deposit, boxes fwere broken open and their contents scattered, some of the papers being taken. The larger denominations of bills were kept in a larger safe which the robbers did not touch. The robbery was not discovered until this morning when a farmer coming into town early found the wires cut and Earl Scea, cashier of the bank, unlocked the building and found the vault broken open. No automobile tracks and no clues of any kinds were available to the county and village authorities, who are investigating the robbery. LAFOLLETTE’S ATTITUDE TO BE DISCUSSED Farmer * Labor Committee of Minnesota Will Take Action Soon St. Paul, May 29.—Members of the state committee of the Farmer-La bor Federation will meet here next Sunday to determine whether there shgll bo any change in plans for hold ing the national Farmer-Labor-Pro gressive convention here June 17. Call for a meeting oT’the 22 mem bers of this state committee was is sued today by William Mahoney of St. Paul, probable temporary chair man of the proposed convention, ns a result of the statement attack ing the convention made yesterday by Senator R. M. LaFollette. HOPKINS WITHDRAWS New York* May 29.—The commit tee of 48 and its affiliated bodies through J. A. 11. Hopkins, chairman of the committee, and member of the arrangements committee of the St. Paul, June 17, convention withdrew from participation in the St. Paul meeting and urged all other organ izations to do the same. The com mittee pledged its support to nomin ate Senator LaFollette for the presi dency at a meeting in Cleveland on July 4. BOOM CLEVELAND PARLEY New York, May 29. —The commit tee of 48 has decided to send its delegates to the Cleveland confer ence of delegates for progressive action on July 4 and bring about the nomination of Senator Robert M. LaFollette for the presidency on a third party ticket. It has with drawn from the St. Paul June 17 convention. J. A. H. Hopkins, chairman of the committee of 48 and also a member of the arrangements committee of the St. Paul meeting, in a statement declared he would urge all pro gressive groups to stay away from St. Paul because the Communists had planned to seize the conven tion. He said if it was the desire of all groups affiliated with the commit tee of 48 to nominate Senator La- Follette for the presidency every effort would be made to turn the progressive organizations from St. Paul to Cleveland. TRIBUNE WILL ISSUE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY There will be one edition of The Tribune Memorial Day. Advertisers are asked to get their copy in early as forms will close at 2 p. m. Memorial Day. John Coolidge-father of the presi dent, has become a radio fan. ALL SET IN MASSACHUSETTS I O' Speaker'Gillette of the House of Representatives (left) has just been in to tell President Coolidgo of his decision to run for scan lor from Massachusetts. Leaviig, lie's stopping for a word with the president’s private secretary. (’. H i.-( tun Slemp, on Hie Waite I louse executive office step. Gillett is considered the admini.-tration candidate. ARGUE GRAIN RATES JUNE 27 Reargument of North Dakota in trastate grain rate case, in which state railroad commission ordered reductions, will he held on June 27, railroad commission announced today. POLICE STILL WITHOUT CLUE IN BOY’S DEATH instructors of" Private School Robert Franks Attended Are Released Chicago, May ‘29. A week of in vestigation of the dehtti of Robert Franks, ia-year-ol(f co-heir of a $4,000,000 estate, whose body was found last Thursday in a railroau culvert while his parents awaited to pay a SIO,OOO ratlsom has failed to develop any substantial lead point ing' to a solution of the mystery. A discharged policeman, arrested Tuesday, is the only person held in connection with the case, habeas cor pus proceedings yesterday having ef fected the release of two instructors of a private school the boy attended after they had been held for ques tioning since his disappearance. No charges were placed against them. MEANS TELLS GRAFT STORY Now Accuses Mellon of Deal- ing in Hoot leg Liquor Washington, May -9. Gaston B. Means told the Senate Daugherty committee that he received from Jess W. Smith in 1922 certain doc uments purporting to show that Secretary Mellon agreed to issue a batch of whisky withdrawal per mits in return for money which was to go toward payment of the deficit of the Republican national commit tee. The alleged arrangement, the wit ness said, was with a man named Rex Sheldon, who was to receive the permits and pay over the money. He. added that according to the story Senator Bursum of New Mex ico and Fred Upham, treasurer of the Republican national committee, went to Mr. Mellon s office in re gard to the matter. WOULD BE FIRST WOMAN JUDGE Miss Cora Simpson, who announ ced her candidacy for county judge of Burleigh county, is a sister of L. A. Simpson, Dickinson attorney. Miss Simpson, who has been a res ident here for several years, has held positions in the state caiptol and Bank of North Dakota. If elected, she would be the first woman coun ty judge of Burleigh county. BRITISH FLIER, OFFERED AID BY AMERICANS, PRAISE SPORTSMANSHIP Tokio, May 29 (By the A. F.) — j Major Stuart McLaren, the British aviator, who crashed at Akyab, Bur ma, just after starting again on his around the world flight, has cabled Lieut. Commander Hulings, Ameri can naval attache here. "Hats off to the Stars and Stripes for real sportsmanship." Major McLaren had reference to the offer of the American Navy to transport his spare, machine from Hakodate, Japan, to fndia to enable him to continue his flight. The American destroyer John Paul Jones i S TAKE SUSPECT IN KIDNAPING, MURDER CASE Former Chicago Druggist, Taken in Louisville Hos pital, Was Wanted HAS NOT CONFESSED Early Report That He Had Admitted Kidnaping and Murder Incorrect Louisville, Ky., May 29. F. Heath, a Chicago druggist, was found in an unconscious condition at a rooming house here- today and taken to a hospital where he is in a critical condition. Police announce the man was sus pected of being implicated in the kidnaping and slaying of Robert Franks in Chicago, Lasing the statement on information, from the hospital that Heath had confess cd. Inquiry at the hospital revealed that Heath had made no statement con cerning the case, the authorities ap parently having misunderstood the message. Vanished When Sought Chicago, May 29.—("hallos F. Heath, a former druggist, watched iii a Louisville, Ky., hospital as a sus pect in connection with the mur der and kidnaping of Robert Franks, ll;-yoar-old son of a Chicago million afre, disappeared from a hospital here last Monday night after he ap parently attempted to end his life. Detectives were seeking him when he vanished. \ FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER New Yorker Maintains Inno cence After Sentence New York, May 29. Harry L. Hoffman, charged with slaying Mrs. Maude A. Hauer on a lonely Staten Island road, was found guilty today of murder in the second degree. ( ounty Judge ltierman imposed sen tence of 20 years to life imprison ment in Sing Sing. Hoffman, a motion picture oper ator, is married and the father of two children. , On the afternoon of March 2a the body of pretty Mrs. Maude Bauer, young mother of two daughters, was found by the side of a lonely Sta ten Island road. She had been shot, beaten and strangled, and there was evidence that she had successfully fought o'f an assault. Hoffman, on his way to a prison van after sentence had been imposed, passed within a few' feet qf District Attorney Faeh and shrieked, “Now you and your lying witnesses can divide up your rew i. i I am innocent and you know it.” j Later Hoffman collapsed in his i cell and wept v | is to take the new airplane from Hakodate to Hong Kong, where it j will be I** 1 ** trans-shipped to another 1 destroyer to be taken to Calcutta. FRENCHMAN IN LONG FLIGHT Peking, -Way 29.—Capt. Georges Pelletier Doise reached here late to day, completing a long distance day of his flight from Paris to Tokio. He left Shanghai this morning and arrived here after a brief stop at Tsit)an-Fu early in the afternoon. The tAtal distance, is more than 6SO miles. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILL M’NARY BILL’S LIKELY DEFEAT CAUSES ACTION Leaders in Congress Hope to Agree on Modified Meas ure in Short Time WORKING OUT DETAILS President Coolidge and Secre tary Wallace Called Upon In The Effort Washington, May 2!) ( By the A. P.) W ork on a new farm relief plan, simpler than that embodied in the MrNary-llaugen bill, was pressed today by members of the Senate and House farm bloc with the inten tion of having it ready for intro duction as a substitute for the pend ing measure if they find such action warranted. 7he sponsors of the substitute plan have become convinced that the McNary-Haugen bill, which would set up n $200,000,000 corpor ation to market surplus farm prod ucts abroad, will lie defeated, or at least that Senate discussion of it, if it passes the House, will be so pro tracted that adjournment of Con gress by June 7 will be prevented. The proposed .substitute is being drafted, it is said, in such a way as to win support in both chambers to insure enactment before the poli tical conventions, with its chief ob ject being encouragement for the sale abroad of surplus wheat, per haps other grains, and meat. Farmers would be paid a bounty under provisions being considered, and administration would be placed in the hands of the secretary of agriculture, who would he author ized to use funds of the War Fi nance Corporation and possibly of the United States Grain Corpor ation. Ihe tentative suggestions have been outlined to President Coolidge a-nd also have been discussed with Secretary Wallace. The President, as in the Case of the McNary-Hau gen bill, lihs not committed himself on the plan but some of those en gaged in drafting it have expressed confidence that it would receive his approval. DRAW JURORS FOR COURT June Term'of District Court Soon to Open Forty-two jurors were drawn yes terday afternoon (or the petit jury panel - of district court. The June term ot the court opens on June 11, but the jury is not called until June 10. Judge Jnnsonius will preside. It is expected there will be about 100 civil cases and about lf> criminal cases on the calendar. Jurors drawn are: Richard Lang, Sterling; Henry Zuraff, Sterling, J. C. Olson, Regan; H. W. \ oight, city; YV. J. Jiras, Baldwin; O. F. Buck, Braddock; E. IL Klein, city; M. I. Sawyer, Dris coll; T. M. Sullivan, city; E. L -I'aunce, city; Henry Hanson, city; W. E. Lips, Baldwin; J. C. Beck, city; Paul Schonert, city; Alfred Karlson, city; James Hall, city; Tebo Harms, city; W. C. Belk, Mc- Kenzie; Carl Pederson, city; B. E. Eid, Wing; A. A. Booth, city; G. H. Russ, city; Wm. J. Noggle, city; Emil Baeknian, Wilton; P. G. Hur lington, city; C. W. McCray, city; A. L. Carnes, Regan; E. W. Leonard, city; J. E. Johnson, Braddock; E. \ . Lahr, city; L. R. Johns, Wing; B. F. Burbage, city; Andrew Hall, city; C. A. Anderson, Moffit; Oliver VYebb, city; J. T. McDonald, city; Howard Reddington, Wilton; Thom as Hall, city; Victor Moynier, city; Dau McLean, city; Alex Asbridgc, city; J. H. Riley, Sterling. FAIR BODY TO PURCHASE LAfrD The Mercer County Fair Associ ation of Beulah has asked the board of university and school lands to sejl a tract of 49 acres on the Knife River, near Beulah, which it expects to make into a permanent fair grounds. The board has ordered a sale for June 26. FRAZIER, LEMKE BILLED TO TALK According to the Bowman, North Dakota, Monitor, Senator Lynn J, Frazier and William. Lemke of Fargo will be the principal speakers at n farmer-labor piehic on the HT ranch, Sunday, June. 6, YANKEE TEAM IS DEFEATED Paris May 29.—(8y the A. P.)—- The American Olympic soccer foot ball team was today defeated S "to 0 by the Uruguayans and -thereby eliminated from farther competition for the Olymffifc "title.