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North Dakota's
Oldest Newspaper
ESTABLISHED 1873
Bismarck Welcomes Legion
Wahpeton Firm Low Bidder on New Courthouse
OFFER IS SIO,OOO
LOWER THAN THAT
OF NEXT LOW MAN
Redlinger and Hansen Offer to
Build Separate Corthouse
and Jail for $197,900
GRAMBS TO DO PLUMBING
E. E. Ricker Awarded Contract
for Electrical Installa
tion in Buildings
Aedlinger and Hansen. Wahpeton,
-were low bidden on the new Burleigh
county court house and jail when bids
were opened this morning at the
courthouse by the county commis
sioners.
It was the second time that bids
had been received on the two struc
tures, all bids received several weeks
ago having been rejected and new
ones asked.
The low bid was $197,900. The next
lowest bid was that of John L. Larson,
Bismarck, $208,000.
Bids were asked on the courthouse
and jail separately and on a combi
nation of the two buildings. The
Wahpeton firm was low by either
method of figuring.
Frank Q. Grambs was awarded the
contract for the heating and ventila
tion and plumbing installations on his
bid of $28,900. This was $33 higher
than the combination bid of the
Wahpeton Plumbing and Heating
company but the commissioners were
told by their legal adviser that the
work could be awarded to the local
bidder as a matter of policy.
The commissioners said their idea
is to keep as many contracts at home
as possible if it can be done without
prejudice to the interets of the tax
payers.
E. E. Ricker was awarded the elec
trical installations of both buildings,
on a bid $8,730.
Based on ?.ew ■,
The board put off the award of the
m*i» contract until the afternobh, in
order to have a conference with C. L.
Dean, representing Redlinger and
Company, to obtain pledges as to
time of starting and finishing the
buildings.
They desired reasonable assurance
that there would be no fluke in carry
ing out the provisions of the contract,
the Wahpeton bid being approximate
ly SIO,OOO lower than the next lowest
in a sharp competition.
The new bids are on a stone-facade
building, the design which approxi
mated the picture circulated with the
bond election publicity having been
discarded to bring the buildings with
in the $250,000 bond issue at the dis
posal of the board in the erection of
the new structures. Indiana lime
stone will be used
Dean, for Redliiiger and Hansen,
said the firm 'ould begin operations
next Monday if desired, would hire
all the local labor possible and would
not discriminate against union labor.
Ten Building Bids
Ten bids were received on the
courthouse and jail, five on the
heating, ventilation and plumbing
and three on the electrical installa
tions. Bids were as follows:
Redlinger and Hansen, Wabpeton,
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WET PETITIONERS
SEEK COURT WRIT
File Mandamus Action in Su
preme Court to Test Valid
ity of Initiatory Law
Court action has been instituted by
supporters of a petition to initiate a
measure for the repeal of state pro
hibition laws, in an effort to compel
Secretary of State Robert Byrne to
place such a proposal on the general
election ballot in November.
A petition for a writ of mandamus
has been filed with the state supreme
court by William Lemke, Fargo, coun
sel for the sponsors of the petition.
Byrne rejected the petition, contain
ing more than the required 20,000
names necessary to initiate a measure,
on the ground that it was defective.
One of the chief defects, accord
ing to Byrne, is the lack of affidavits
yon many of the petitions. The sup
porters of the petition claim that the
law requiring affidavits constitutes
an obstruction and therefore is un
constitutional.
The case will be heard at the open
ing of the September term of the su
preme court.
Announce Change in
Convention Program
A change in the program for Tues
day’s session of the American Legion
state convention was announced to
day.
Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley,
originally scheduled to speak Monday
morning, will talk Tuesday afternoon
at 2:30. He will be preceded on
the program by Congressman Royal
C. Johnson of South Dakota, a leader
in the congressional fight for ex-serv
icemen's legislation.
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
AUXILIARY SERVICES ARE
PICTURED AT CONVENTION
REVOLUTION BREAKS
OUT IN BRAZIL AND
TOUTING CONTINUES
Rebels March Through Streets
Burning Buildings and
Killing Citizens '
LEADING POLITICIAN SLAIN
State Deputy Leads Armed Re
sistance After His Party
Is Defeated at Polls
Rio de Janeiro, July 28.—t/P) —Grave
disorders were reported today from
the state of Parahyba whose presi
dent, Joao Pessoa, Liberal candidate
for the vice presidency of Brasil, was
assassinated Saturday.
Dispatches today Indicated one
man was killed in the disorders and i
several houses destroyed by fire.
The entire state of Parahyba has
been inflamed over politics since the
March 1 election in which the Liber
als were defeated. For more than
four months Jose Pereira, a state
deputy, has been leading armed re
sistance against the Pessoa govern
ment, centering his attacks near the
city of Princeza.
More than 300 men, some of them
rebels and other state police have
been killed in clashes. Only recently
Pereira proclaimed Princeza an "In
dependent state.”
When news of the killing of Pessoa
readied Parahyba late Saturday the
populace marched to the government
palace demanding reprisals on the
opposition. Vice President Alvaro de
Carvalho was able to restore order.
Dispatches received today, however,
said the crowds later marched
through the streets firing residences
and stores owned by the political op
ponent of Pessoa, t
The city of Cabedello also was the
scene of disorders, partisans of Pes
soa setting fire to several houses
owned by his opponents.
So far as known only one death
occurred but many persons were in
jured in Parahyba. •
POSTAL MEN WILL
MEET IN BISMARCK
Capital City Chosen as 1931
Meeting Place for Conven
tion of Mail Carriers
Mott, N. D , July 28 —The annual
two day convention of Rural Mail
Carriers held at Mott closed its ses
sions Saturday evening having com
pleted one of the most successful
meetings since the organization. It
was held jointly with the state post
masters and ladies auxiliary and
morning sessions were joint meetings.
President Carl Bauer of Max. with
Secretary W. P. Osborne of Hunter,
were in charge of the rural carriers
sessions. President Bauer and Vice
President W. E. Jones of Kenmare
made reports of the national conven
tion held at Savannah, Ga.. and ef
forts being made through association
channels for the betterment of mall
service. J. A. Lindenman of Ireton,
lowa, gave an address. Miss Bertha
Bertchey, a carrier at Bowman, gave
an Interesting reading. Other ad
dresses were given by Assistant Post
master Peterson of Washburn and by
Nelson C. Tacey, representing the
postoffice department at Washing
ton.
Mott musical and dancing tplent
gave several selections. A demonstra
tion of the auto with snow flyer cat
erpillar attachment was made by F.
H. Colburn of Shiocton, Wisconsin.
Postal Inspector Johnson of Bt. Paul
answered questions and gave many
suggestions. Officers and committee
reports were read.
Bismarck was selected as the con
vention city for 1931. Resolutions
adopted expressed appreciation of the
hospitality at Mott/ thanked those
who appeared on the programs and
also the senators and representatives
for their efforts for betterment of
the service, and favored a law giving
the widows of deceased carriers a re
tirement annuity. W. E. Jones of
Kenmare and Weeks *of Mott and
Carl Bauer of Max were named dele
gates to the national convention to
be held at Detroit, Mich., with H. B.
Curtis, L. H. Petitt and Oliver Kauf
man as alternates. John Holler of
Drayton. Fred Jordan of Bismarck,
and F. L. Parkins of New England
were named as members of the execu
tive committee. W. E. Jones of Ken
mare was elected president, L. H. Pe
titt of Bakoo, vice president: E. B.
Cornell of Dunseith, secretary, and
Wm. Weeks of Mott as treasurer.
The ladies auxiliary elected Mrs.
Wm. Weeks of Mott as president. Mrs.
E. Krogfoss of Blnford as vice presi
dent, and Mrs. J. P. Holler of Drayton
as secretary treasurer.
BERGEN FARMERS PICNIC
Lakota, N. D„ July 28.—(A*)—Several
hundred farmers and members of
their families attended the annual
picnic of the Bergen Farmers Com
munity club which was held near here
Sunday.
Members Pledge Allegiance to
—Flag in Impressive Ceremony
at Opening Meeting
NATIONAL OFFICERS HERE
Mrs. James Morris Calls Con
vention to Order; Local
Unit Welcomes Guests
Pictures of a program of greater
service and accomplishment were
painted this morning at the opening
session of the tenth annual conven
tion of the American Legion Auxiliary.
The meeting is being held in the First
Presbyterian church, with Mrs. James
Morris, Bismarck, head of the depart
ment of North Dakota, presiding.
Seated on the platform with Mrs.
Morris were Mrs. Donald Macrae,
Council Bluffs, lowa, and Mrs. L. E.
Thompson, Pueblo, Colo., national
president and vice president, respec
tively; the department officers, com
mltteewomen and chairmen of depart
ment committees.
Twenty-four department officers,
228 delegates, and 80 visitors, in addi
tion to 78 visitors from Bismarck,
were registered at 10 o’clock tnis
morning. With others arriving during
the morning and afternoon, attend
ance is expected to reach 500 or more.
Following the call to order by Mrs.
Morris, Mrs. W. W. Barr, Fessenden,
Americanization chairman, gave the
pledge of allegiance to the flag, after
which the assembly sang the national
anthem and the Invocation was of
fered by Mrs. Frayne Baker, local unit
chaplain. The convention summons
was read by Mrs. R. M. DePuy, James
town. department secretary, with Mrs.
G. Olgierson, Bismarck, general chair
man, outlining the convention pro
gram. /
Speaking in behalf of the city of
Bismarck, Mayor A. P. Lenhart ex
tended a cordial welcome to the aux
iliary members. Miss Mary Hoaser,
president of the Bismarck unit, greet
ed the delegates for the hostess
group, expressing the pleasure the
Bismarck women take in entertaining
the ‘convention. • Mrs. : O. W. • Rardin,
Grand Forks, responded in behalf of
the department.
The two guests of honor, Mrs. Ma
crae nad Mrs. Thompson, were intro
duced to the. convention by Mrs.
Eugene Fenelon, Devils Lake, first
district committeewoman, a former
national vice president, and also a
past department president.
Membership Growing
In summarizing the accomplish
ments of the department for the past
year, Mrs. Morris cited membership,
rehabilitation and child welfare work,
round-up councils, the new “Message,”
and the publicity program of the or
ganization.
Acquainting the public with Auxil
iary activities has been an Important
factor in increasing membership, Mrs.
Morris believes, for this year the
membership list, stands at 6497, the
largest in the history of the depart
ment. Through the splendid work of
Mrs. DePuy and the district commit
teewomen, 59 units have been award
ed, national citations for membership,
and the department placed ninth in
the first lap of the national member
ship contest.
Use of the radio in presenting the
Auxiliary program was a new feature
which met with great success, Mrs.
Morris said. Every phase of the work
has been covered both in radio talks
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TWO MEN SEVERELY
HURTIN AUTOCRASH
Fred Feland, Bismarck, and
Thorwald Peterson, Almont,
Are in Hospital Here
Two men, one from Bismarck and
the other a resident of Almont, suf
fered severe injuries and a Dickinson
man add five members of the Dickin
son Junior baseball team escaped with
minor hurts when the automobliles in
which they were riding collided head
on about five miles east of New Salem
about 9 o’clock last evening.
Fred Feland. Bismarck, a guard at
the state penitentiary, received a
broken jaw, possibly a fractured hip
and internal injuries, a chest Injury,
and numerous body cuts and bruises.
Thorwald Peterson, Almont, has a
fractured left knee cap, several broken
finger bones on the left hand, possibly
a fracture of the left shoulder, and
body cuts and bruises. Both are in
a capital city hospital, where they
were brought late last night. These
two men were riding in one tar, with
Peterson driving.
John Dinsdale, George Weisgerber,
Joseph Ehlis, and Ed. Burkowsky, the
junior baseball players returning to
Dickinson from Bismarck after their
game with Steele here yesterday, re
ceived cuts and bruises and other in
juries which were not serious. Alec
Privratsky, Dickinson tailor, who was
driving the auto carrying the four
baseball players, suffered a long cut
on his chin.
John Diasdale suffered a knee in
jury while Ed. Burkowsky has a long
gash in his forehead. Joseph Ehlis
suffered a fractured rib and his right
ankle was sprained.
Occupants of the Dickinson auto
mobile said Peterson was driving on
the wrong side of the road when the
two machines collided.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA MONDAY, JUIvY 28, 1930
JOHN THOMAS TAYLOR
Here are some of the leading fig
ures on the American Legion state
convention opening here today. '
John Thomas Taylor is vice chair
man of the national legislative com
mittee of the Legion. -He lives at
Washington, D. C.
Jack Williams is state adjutant of
the Legion.
O. L. Bodenhamer is national com
mander of the Legion. He also will
speak Tuesday and at a Joint meeting
of the Bismarck Lion and Kiwanis
clubs Tuesday noon at the Masonic
temple.
Col. Patrick J. Hurley is secretary
of war in President Hoover's cabinet
and will be one of the featured speak
ers on Tuesday's program.
Carl Knudtson is commander of the
Bismarck Legion post and John Bow
ers is adjutant. Each has been active
in preparations for the annual gath
ering of ex-servicemen.
•Rev. A. C. Hill, Bottineau, is state
Chaplain.
BAPTISM OF INFANT
BRINCS NEW SNARL
IN CHICAGO TANGLE
Contending Sets of Parents
Each Want Babe Named
After Own Faith
Chicago, July 28.—(JF)r-The Wat
kins - Bamberger baby tangle which
has been jounced from the laps of
obstetrics, department of health,
finger print experts, bone, blood and
baby specialists, a maternal mass
meeting and evetj the law, lay cradled
today in the bassinet of the church.
Still it did not rest.
The infant in the possession of the
Charles Bambergers was baptized
George Edward Bamberger at the
Church of Our Lady of Solace yester
day.
The William Watkins, who are
Presbyterians and who believe the
baby baptized a Bamberger is really
their own offspring, today sought the
advice of a clergyman of their own
faith with a view of having the child
in their possession baptized' without
application of a name.
The Watkins’ attorney, Barratt
O’Hara, was getting ready to ask a
writ of habeas corpus to compel the
Bambergers to produce their baby in
court and show cause why they should
not surrender it. In such an action,
it was explained, the matter would be
placed before the court which would
make final decision as to whom the
infant belongs.
The attorney also was instructed to
bring suit for SIOO,OOO damages
against the Englewood hospital where
the Bamberger and Watkins babies
were born June 30. Bamberger, on
the other hand, has announced that
everything is settled, that he is satis
fied he now has his own infant and
that no legal action of any kind is
contemplated.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins expressed no
concern over the fact that the baby
they believe to be their own was
christened a Bamberger.
“When we get the baby trade ar
ranged, we’ll have him re-baptized
into our faith.” they said.
Representatives of leading hospitals
and several prominent baby special
ists were asked yesterday if in their
opinion a mother would recognize her
new born babe. The replies, with one
exception, were in the affirmative:
That a mother could recognize her
baby unmistakably after having seen
it once or twice.
State’s Bright Boy
Goes to Competition
Tioga, N. D.. July 28.—(/P) Paul
Ugstad, North Dakota's brightest boy,
left here Sunday for East Orange, N.
J., where he will compete with boys
from 47 other states for the four year
technical college training offered by
Thomas Alva Edison to the lad ad
judged the brightest of them all.
HEADLINERS ON LEGION PROGRAM
JACK WILLIAMS
JOHN BOWERS
Strib Kayoes
Scott in 2nd
Wimbledon Stadium, London,
July 28.—(/}’) —Young stnbting,
from Macon, i*a., stepped back
into the front ranks of the heavy
weights tonight by knocking out
Phil Scott, the tall Englishman,
tn two rounds after flooring nmi
three times in the first session.
CRAZED JAP SNOOTS
WIFE AND HIMSELF
Minneapolis Cook Wounds His
Spouse and Her Sister;
Ends Own Life
Minneapolis, July 28.—(AP) —Crazed
because she refused to return to him
after three months separation, Tom
Tornado, a Japanese cook, Sunday
evening shot and seriously wounded
his white wife during a quarrel,
wounded his wife's sister after an ex
citing chase through a neighbor’s
house, and then committed suicide in
the back yard of the home.
His wife had returned Saturday
from Minot. N. D., where she had
been working. She left Tornado three
months ago.
She was taken to General hospital
in a critical condition, shot through
the breast, and her sister, Mrs. Fern
Doi, was taken to the same hospital
with a minor bullet wound in the
thigh.
The shooting took place in and
about the home of Mrs. I. J. Stark,
mother of the Japanese's wife,'where
Tornado cornered the two women
after a previous attempt to argue
with them at Mrs. Doi’s home.
Rain, Hail and Wind
Damage Wheat Crops
Regina, Sask., July 28.— UP) —Crops
in half a dozen sections of Saskatch
ewan were destroyed by hail, rain
and wind storms over the week-end.
The destruction came as wheat crops
were ready for the binder.
Two thousand acres of land were
hailed out at Simpson, and a 10-
minute storm caused 40 per cent to
almost total damage in the Kinley
district. East of Biggar. losses
ranged from 60 per cent to entire de
struction of crops. In eastern central
Saskatchewan hail damaged grain
stands in a stretch six miles wide and
twelve miles long. Crops in the Wil
low Bunch district were reported to
have been wiped out.
RESCUE TEN IN TIME
Long Beach. N. Y., July 28.—<AV-
Ten men, women and children were
rescued from a 40-foot cabin cruiser
a few minutes before the craft blew
up yesterday, one mile off Lido
Beach. Three women in the party
were slightly burned by a first explo
sion which set the craft afire. The
engineer and two of the guests were
thrown into the water.
O. L. BODENHAMER
CARL KNUDTSON
WAR DEAD ARE HONORED AT
MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY
BISMARCK COOLS OFF
AS MIDDLE AMERICA
SUFFERS UNDER SUN
23 Deaths Caused Indirectly by
Heat in Northwest Over
' Hot Week-End
Bismarck, North Dakota Le
gionnaires in convention here, today
enjoyed relief from the hot weather
after a. protracted wave of oppressive
heat while the greater part of middle
America continued to swelter in high
temperature.
Temperatures slid downwards Sun
day, and during the night ranged
from 45 degrees above zero to 59.
Relief came after the meveury hit a
maximum of 105 Saturday at Amenta,
Napoleon reporting 102, and Bismarck,
Oakes, and Wishek 101.
Moderate temperatures for tonight
and tomorrow are promised by federal
weather officials here. Portal had
58 of an inch of rain last night.
Week-end drownings. automobile
mishaps, and other accidents attribu
table to the heat indirectly took 23
lives In the Northwest.
Omaha, Neb., thermometers showed
an official 108 6/10, one of the hottest
days the city ever knew’. Pipestone,
Minn., had 107 and so did Peoria, 111.
The Mississippi river points, St. Louis
and Keokuk, cooked under 106, and
Kansas City and Little Rock were
only two degrees cooler. Fort Worth,
Texas, had 102 and the nation's cap
ital w ? as an even 100.
SECRETARY HURLEY
EN ROUTE TO LAKE
Addresses River Diversion Meet
ing Tonight; Speaks at Con
vention Here Tomorrow
Fargo, N. D., July 28.
tary of War Patrick J. Hurley and his
party took off from the Fargo Munici
pal airport at 9:03 a. m. today bound
for Devils Lake where Hurley tonight
will address a meeting of the Mis
souri river diversion enthusiasts.
In the airplane with Secretary
Hurley were Senator Gerald P. Nye
of North Dakota; Seth Richardson,
former Fargo attorney, now assistant
United States attorney general, and
George A. Benson, Fargo newspaper
man.
The plane, an army tri-motored
type, is being piloted by Lieutenant
C. W. Cousland of the aviation serv
ice. The party arrived in Fargo at
6 a m. Sunday.
LIGHTING FIRES HOME
Lidgerwood, N. D., July 28.—(A*)—
The farm home of Henry Halverson
near here was completely destroyed
by fire caused when the dwelling was
struck by lightning.
FATRICK J. HURLEY
REV. A. C. HUL
State Legion Chaplain Is Prin
cipal Speaker at Services
on Capitol Lawn
Memorial honors were paid to
the dead of the World war by
the state American Legion and its
auxiliary, on the slope to the Memo
rial building at the capltol. Sunday
evening, as the curtain raising to the
program of the state Legion conven
tion. I
Several thousand persons gathered
on the capitol grounds that spread
down from the steps of the state’s
memorial structure. They sat on the
steps or on the lawms, many
coming an hour before the exercises
got under way. and they remained
until the program closed with the “Star
Spangled Banner,” sung by the gath
ering, and the benediction by Rev.
Ellis Jackson, of the First Baptist
church.
The drum and bugle corps of
Grand Forks, Valley City and Bis
marck were present, Company A, na
tional guard, served as a guard of hon
or. The State Legion band occupied
the platform and discoursed airs be
fore and during the exercises, giving
another touch of color to the services.
Band Gives Selections
As the time came for the program
to open. Rev. Arthur G. Hill, of Bot
tineau, state Legion chaplain, w ho pre
sided. took a seat on the platform,
joined by Rev. Floyd Logee, Rev. Ellis
Jackson and State Commander Harry
Hart. \ Four auxiliary leaders also
took places on the platform, Mrs.
Donald Macrae, Omaha, national pres
ident df the Legion auxiliary; Mrs. L.
E. Thompson. Pueblo, national vice
president; Mrs. James Morris, Bis
marck, state president of the auxil
iary; and Mrs. F. J. Frederickson,
Valley City, department memorials
chairman for the Auxiliary.
Pending the opening of the exer
cises. the State Legion band gave a
concert of three selections and the
Grand Forks and Bismarck drum and
bugle corps gave numbers in march
ing rhythm.
As <a prelude to the program, the
colors were advanced to the platform
by a guard, the colors being carried
through the ranks of Company A,
guard of honor, from the memorial
building steps. While this was being
done, the Grand Forks drum and
bugle corps sounded. “To the Colors.”
Rev. Floyd E. Logee began the pro
gram with the invocation and George
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y Church Partisans in j
England in Big Riot i
♦ —®
Liverpool. July 28. —(AV-After a
night of ceaseless figilance. with hun
dreds of police patrolling the streets
and ambulances parked for emer
gencies, fighting between Catholics
and Protestants in the Netherfield
road area was resumed today.
The Netherfield road area is stiong
ly Protestant. The trouble developed
yesterday after an unfounded rumor
was spread that Dr. Richard Downey,
Roman Catholic archbishop of Liv
erpool, was to visit a new presbytery
in the district. Nine persons, includ
ing three policemen w r ere injured in
the roiting that ensued.
Today the religious partisans storm
ed a police court where several per
sons arrested for yesterday's dis
turbances were being brought before
I a magistrate-
The Weather
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday
Moderate temperature.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAR VETERANS AND
AUXIUARY MEMBERS
HERE 2,11 STRONG
Hotels Filled to Overflowing, but
Residents Prove Hospitality
by Offering Rooms
REGISTRATION IS HEAVY
National Legislative Vice Chair
man and Gov. Shafer Talk
on Morning Progranl
E. J. Stranahan, Fargo, was
elected grand chef de gare of the
40 and 8 this afternoon.
Other officers elected were:
William Ebnslie, Devils Lake,
cheminot nationale; Joe Rubel,
Jamestown, grand chef de train;
Dr. O. H. Hoffman, Hannaford,
reelected grand commissaire ln
tendant; Art Bower. Devils Lake,
grand conducteur; Palmer Fahl
gren, Washburn, grand guard !a
porte; Frank Coffman, Devils
Lake, George Harvey, Willlston.
H. R. Handtmann. Mandan,
George Rulon, Jamestown, Art
Collar, Fargo, and Gabriel Sharpe,
Cooperstown, grand cheminots.
Charles F. Martin, Bismarck.
Ehnslie, Stranahan, and Harry
Rawitscher, Willlston, and Joe
Rubel were named delegates to
the national convention.
Bismarck today was host to more
than 2,000 members of the American
Legion, the American Legion auxi
liary and the 40 and 8, Legion honor
society.
One of the largest and most active
convention crowds the Capital City
has ever seen began to arrive Satur
day and by Sunday noon local hotels
were filled to overflowing.
A housing bureau, set up in the
Association of Commerce rooms to
direct visitors to beds in private
McClusky Veteran
Fulfills Ambition
Charles Schwartz. McClusky,
deputy for the fourth Ameiican
Legion district, fulfilled an am
bition of 11 years standing in Bis
marck Sunday. He was the first
to register for the American Le
gion convention.
Last year, at the Minot conven
tion, he was second, but this year
he arrived Saturday and was the
first man on hand when the reg
istration bureau opened Sunday
morning.
“I am satisfied now*,” said
Schwartz. "I have always wanted
to be the first to register and at
last I have made good. Now I
can take my time about getting
around to other conventions.”
homes, was functioning perfectly,
however, and it was evident from the
comment heard on every hand that
Bismarck had established for Itself
a reputation among Legionnaires as a
truly hospitable city,
A total of 520 delegates and legion
naires had registered at 11 o’clock
this morning. It already was one of
the largest registrations ever record
ed at a North Dakota Legion meet
ing. The 40 and 8 registration was
101. believed to be a new state record.
Although the first formal event on
the program of the three organiza
tions was the memorial service held
Sunday evening on the state capitol (
grounds, business sessions did not be-
gin until today. The Legion is meet
ing in the city auditorium and the
auxiliary in the Presbyterian church.
But the conventions were more than
business affairs. They wrere the me
dium of bringing together old friends
from all parts of the state and Bis
marck’s streets rang until the small
hours of Monday morning with the
care-free songs of the visitors and the
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TWO ARE MENTIONED
FOR COMMANDER*
R. J. Kamplin and Joe Rabinov*
ich to Be Nominated to Head
State American Legion
One of the interesting sidelights of
the American Legion convention here
which is of particular interest to Le
gionnaires, is the “usual politicking”
which marks every state convention
of the servicemen’s organization.
Bismarck, this year, for the firsi
time in many years, is offering a can
didate for commander and only one
other candidate has taken the field
against him.
Bismarck’s candidate is R. J. Kam
plin, a past commander of the local
post and the post’s representative on
the executive board which has charge '
of constructing the new World War
memorial building. He also has been
active in the other work of the Legion
in Burleigh county.
His opponent is Joe Rabinovich,
Grand Forks, a leader in his local post
and well known through the Red
River valley and to ex-servicemen of .
the state generally.
Neither group appeared to be mak
ing an active campaign today and in
dications were that their names
would be submitted to the convention
without a great deal of the usual pre
ballot. dickering. The election of of
ficers will be held Tueeday.

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