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Independents Won Initiated
1 Sufficient Knowledge of the results
of the state election in North Dako
ta is now at hand to form a defi
nite conclusion in regard to the
strength of the opposing forces. The
results shows that names of all the
candidates of the Nonpartisan
League who were elected, as well as
•the candidates of the Independents
on the general ballot, who were
elected, were in the republican
column, and that the names of the
Independent candidates who were in
the democratic column, were not
elected, and that none of the league
candidates in the column headed in
dividual nominations or on the Non
partisan ballot were elected.
The candidates elected in the re
publican column were both league
and independents. The 'League can
didates were: Dr. Ladd, Lynn J.
Frazier, Howard Wood, William
Lemke, S. A. pisness, John N. Hagen
and two railroad commissioners, C.
W. McDonnell and Prank Milhol
In the same column the Independ
ent candidates elected were George
M. Young, Thomas Hail and John
Steen and W. H, Stutsman.
The vote for president, for Hard
ing, republican, shows four to one
over the vote for Cox, democratic
candidate. Notwithstanding the
handicap of O'Connor, in the demo
cratic .column, he ran within about
four thousand votes of governor
Frazier whose name was in the*" re
publican column.
Another result of the election
where there was a real test between
th« Nonpartisans and the Independ
ents was the election of the inde
pendent legislature. The house
turned from Nonpartisan 'League to
Independents, and the senate is al
so turned from a 'Nonpartisan major
ity, to wtiat is claimed an independ
ent majority, with one seat in con
test 'and a chaTger-of-fraud- to con-^
nectlon with the League candidate
in Billings county.
Another result of the election
showed that on the (Nonpartisan bal
lot where no party politics interven
ed to influence the voters every in
dependent candidate on the state
ticket wii elected, namely Judge
Christiansen, Judges Coffey and
Nuessle I* this district, and (Minnie
J. Nielson. On the Nonpartisan Sal
lot Judge Christiansen's majority
will be about 5000 and Miss Niel
son's about 15000.
(Another result of the election
•hows tfiat the initiated laws, where
there was no political party support
to influence the voters, were all car
ried against the league fight to de
feat theselaws.
In the. first congressional district
O. B. Burtness wins over Baer, the
Nonpartisan candidate. The vote
tor Harding, presidential candidate
shows he will have a majority of
nearly 100,000.
In other words the voters were so
anxious to get rid of a democratic ad
ministration at Washington, that
they voted the republican ticket and
kept out of the democratic column.
This fact was the main cause of the
election of Frazier over O'Connor,
also with a possible additional cause
in the decline in the price of wheat
influencing many League members
to still vote with the league, as &
matter of resentment and protest
over losses which they attributed to
their opponents. An. unfortunate
.religious prejudice also. intervened.
In every test vote between the in
dependents and the Nonpartisans,
i where the uarty politics did not in
terrene the independents won by
good majorities, and this demons
trates that the'League as a going
concern In North Dakota has been
The Independents have made such
victory in the election. This is
specially seen In the vote on the
laws, where the majority for the
law requiring an examination of the
Bank of North Dakota, will exceed
15,000, and the majority for a re
turn of the public funds to counties
-and cities and leaving the bank_with
-only state funds, will have a major
ity of 10,000,vand the other three
laws ad^cated by the Independents
/carried with large majorities^. Ail
of these laws were .fought hard by
the (Nonpartisan League, who urged
every member to vote "no", for if
'the laws carried it would bring the
League industrial program to an
The independents haveJtaS, reality
£won a big victory'and the, fclectldn
Returns prove that If it had not been
republican year and the lieague
'candidates for. the principal offices
not been in the republican
column on ihf state ballot the inde-
Measures and ''House Ma­
Alone Saved Frazier.
gains that they can really claim thel among "Nonpartisans of the bad feel-i
and every other candidate on
jo* the state ticket.
This means much for the future
of North Dakota and the result will
soon be known outside of the state.
It will go far towards restoring con
fidence to investors, and others who
are anxiously awaiting the result in
North Dakota to see whether the
socialists have increased their pow
er in the state or not.
The result of the election show-j
decidedly that they have NOT.
Meeting Will Be Held at Fargo
Wednesday, November 10
—-Judge J. A. Coffey Se
lected to Represent Stuts
man County.
There^re numerous county farm
bureaus in North Dakota, and the
number is increasing as the value
and services of these bureaus be
come better known. So fa* there
has been no state organization of
the county farm bureaus, and a
meeting will be held at Fargo, on
Wednesday the l(Tth inst to organize
a state farm bureau association,
which will later join the National
Farm Bureau Association. Judge J.
'A. Coffey was elected as delegate
from Stutsman county to attend the
Fargo meeting, and to assist in the
organization of a state farm bureau.
It is also expected that the state
association will be the means of in
creasing the number of county bur
eaus in North Dakota. At the last
election, the question was before a
number of counties in the state, as
to the organization of ^county bur
eaus,, and eight different counties
voted in' favor of sucn bureaus.
better and more staple prices for
farm products, including wheat and
A representative of the National
Farm Bureau will be present at the
meeting at FaTgo to assist in the. or
ganization of the state association.
Bismarck, N. D.. Nov. 9.-—(Spe
cial) Rumors of a special ses
sion of the legislature In the
near future were discredited by
Governor Frazier today. In! answer
to a question as to whether a special
session was contemplated the Gov
ernor declared that he was thinking
nothing about it
The rumors originated from
sources which took the-position that
an effort would be made to force
through some legislation before the
new administration comes into pow
er, with an independent majority in
the house of representatives.
Already there is talk of what ac
tlon may be pursued with the legis
lature split in the manner Kn which
it is. It is no secret among many
Nonpartisans that they held an en-r
mity toward Townley, and It Is
doubted that he can dictate to the
state In many questions, when he
has controfby-such a. slender ma-,
jority as one senator.
A big effort Is expected to be
made by William Lemke to take
away from Townley his power over
North Dakota. There is no secret
Ing between (Lemke and Townley.
Lemke now.has an opportunity to
gain the upper hand in .the matter
of the distribution of federal patron
age, as the power in the league Re
publican state committee and as the
new'»ttdraey^erierot? 00
Governor Frazier, according to
some of his friends, will block new
radical gloves. It is said that the
Governor and some other leading
Nonpartisans feel 'that the losp of
league power in the last two years
has been so great that something
must be done to preserve th'e league?
The big vote accorded in the initiat
ed measures is held to be an indica
tionc©f what thousands 9? league
farmers consider too ^africaf laws,
whjteh ,have beeii abnSed^by a fefr
men who have grabbed the control
of the league!
n min'*:
WQStents would baie .elpcted Q'Cqn^Thursday at l:00 F£
of Once
Church, will meet in the Qulld room
Among the purposes of the state
organization of farm bureaus will, Piblicvthe operations of grain ex
be. the matter of helping to secure,
coarse grain, live stock and other,
importance both to farmers, and to
every other resident of the state
who earns-A-ltvingtbersin. Busl-,
nessmen will surely awake to the
importance of a system of co-opera
tive salesmanship, and other means
of stabilizing prices of farm pro
ducts which "are now being studied
by the national Farm Bureau Asso
ciation. Businessmen, bankers, pro
fessional men and every other class
of our state's population are affect
ed directly by prices which farmers
obtain from the products of the soil.
Adjourned Monday to Meet
Again December Thirteen
—Dr. Ladd of Fargo Rep-
Committee of Seventeen.
A series of meetings has been held
in Chicago by a committee of seven
teen representatives of farm organi
zations to consider possible means
of securing better prices for wheat.
The committee^ .held its meetings
under the auspices of the National
Farm Bureau Association. It ad
journed Monday to meet again Dec.
13. It summoned experts in the
grain trade, as well as men posted
On the cost of grain production as
witnesses and secured much infor
mation on various aspects of the
problem. The holding back of wheat
on the farm is one means proposed
to increase its price and it is believ
ed this can be accomplished in the
seven principle wheat growing
states. Dr. Ladd of Fargo repre
sented North Dakota on. the commit
tee of seventeen.
produce. the application is denied Attorney
The work that may be done by' General Palmer will be asked to
such associations is of the utmost Pr°secute. It is declared that the
exchanges have discriminated
Notwithstanding the large crop of
corn, the importation of Canadian
wheat, and the lack of buying power
in Europe, there is a prospect that
the price of the American surplus of
wheat will be higher. Receipts con
tinue to be smaller than last year,
and traders in the grain pits admit
that the market is getting on a do
mestic basis. There will be a large
demand for cash wheat to fill export
contracts, and the American stocks
may be reduced to a point that will
bring a higher level of prices.
Grain exchanges of the country
are to be investigated and a commit
tee, was appointed to file complaint
with, the attorney general to make
mission was asked by'the committee
to investigate the exchanges. The
committee will also investigate fu
ture trading in wheat and its effect
on the price, and whether it discrim
inates against farmers and is an aid
to stabilizing prices. The committee
is working out its plans adopted at
earlier meetings for the organization
of a national cooperative grain and
stock marketing system. The en
gagement of two prominent econo
mists to gather data on the market
ing system was authorized by the
committee at last week's meeting.
Under the present system of un
restricted production of grain the
farmers sre at the mercy of~ others
in the fixing of prices, and the way
it iias generally worked the more
wheat American farmer raises the
worse off he is, as over production
is used to unnaturally depress
prices. Prices can be maintained by
reducing production.
•Many grain men who are interest
ed in a profitable price for the pro
duction of wheat, have reached the
conclusion that farmers should hold
their grain until they get a price
that will cover the cost of produc
tion. Shoe manufacturers, cotton
mills, automobile makers, are sell
ing their products and when the
market becomes overstocked they lay
off their employees and reduce pro-,
duction until the market is more de
pleted. If farmers should, cut down
their acreage one third next year it
will enhance the price next fall,
Legislation at Washington will also
be called on to cut out the discrim
ination In the grain trade against
the producers.
Bismarck, N. D., Nov, 9 —The
Kail season of 192Q has been "rath
er severe" In comparison with that
of 1919, according to the report-of
Martin S. Hagen, manager of the. de
partment, a branch of the office of
Commissioner of Insurance S. A. Ol
"This is shown by the fact that
the department had reported 14,424
losses in 1920 as compared to 12,
852 in 1919, or ah increase of 1,572
losses," says the report.
The number of acres insured was
about"tlie same as in 1919, or 12,
132,974 acres, Mr. Hagen reports.
Residents of eight counties in the
western part of the state, have voted
according to partial election returns
to employ ^county agents. These
counties were Divide, Golden Valley,
£lope, Stark and Morton, Kidder
and ^Williams. Agricultural.. exten
sion-work of these ft county: agents
will be promoted'and assisted by the
jgtate Agricultural ooUegti
ifflnimiHi MWMSt
Minneapolis and Duluth.
application by a co-operative
c°mPany is before the Chicago
Board of Trade for
membership and
agfinst farmers engaged in hand
ling grain. The
'3SHEJ i"' v O-'i i
Shows Nonpartisan League
Has Fifty-four Votes to
Fifty-nine by Independents
resented North Dakota on —Townleyites Control Senate
by One
Control Senate
by One Vote.
Fargo, Nov. 8.—Independents
held tlieir lines in the house of rep
resentatives today on a complete re
check of the several districts in
which the Nonpartisan leaguers are
claiming the defeat of independent
candidates and the election of their
own candidates.
Districts affected by these claims
are the Morton county, Grant coun
ty, Towner county, Adams, Hetting
er and Sioux counties, and the Gol
den Valley, Billings, Bowman and
Slope districts.
At the request of The Forum, the
county auditors of each county made
a complete re-check of their figures,
with the result that previous figures
are confirmed and independents are
elected according to the returns so
far available.
In the Golden Valley, or Thirty
ninth district, the re-check estab
lishes the election Of two indepen
dents and one Nonpartisan to the
house, with every precinct reported.
Grant county's check with all pre
cincts reported, the election of one
independent and one Nonpartisan is
iMorton county's re-check shows
the election of one independent,
with the man whom the league
claims is elected sixth in the field.
The Adams, Sioux and iHettinger
county re-check, with all precincts
reported, disclosed no change from
the earlier indicated election of one
independent and two Nonpartisans.
Towner county's r'e-check returns
one independent and one Nonparti
san, with all precincts reported. This
is the lineup indicated in earlier re
The Billings County Vote
The re-check in the Thirty-ninth
district shows Gus Wog, Nonparti
san, elected senator.-.on the fact, of
unofficial returns with' a majority of
61, with the discrepancy of 222
votes in Billings county between
Wog and a companion candidate- on
the league legislative ticket unex
plained. A league house candidate
received 222 votes less in 'Billings
county than did Wog, and it was
this exceptional margin in Billings,
reported late, that put Wog in front
of 'List and changed the state senate
The complete re-check gives the
independents 59 house members and
the league 54, while it gives the
league 25 senate members, and the
independents 24.
In Grant county, where the Non
partisans are claiming the election
of W. J. Beck, the figures with every
precinct reported -were announced
today by the county auditor to The
over the telephone as fol
Claude Lackey (Ind.) 1367
Wm. Kamrath (N.P.) 1497
W. J. Beck (N.P.) 1256
Gottlieb Rivlnus 1112
These figures show the election of
Kamrath and Lackey, the indepen
dent having a margin of 111 over
Beck, the Nonpartisan, third in tha
Siooux County District
In the AdamB, Hettinger and
Sioux county district the Indepen
dents hold their membership on the
face of complete returns from every
precinct in the district. The league
had claimed^ the election ofMcKay,
but the complete check shows that
'McKay was passed by William
Bauer, independent, and by J. H.
•Marks, independent For the entire
district, three to be elected. The
vote follows:
O. H. Opland (N.P.) 2590
H. O. Bratsberg (N.P.) 2626
William Bauer (Ind.) 2317
J. H. Marks (Ind.) 2053
J. H. McKay (N.P.- .— 2052
& Hanson (Ind.) 1970
Tower County
In Towner county the leaguers
have claimed the defeat of H. J.
Botz, (Ind.) and the electlog. of G.
W. Shively (N.P.) The county au
ditor of Towner county to-day re
checked the returns from every pre
cinct in Towner county, and gave
The Forum 'the following figures,
the two high candidates to be elect
ed:- ..
H. J. Botz (Ind.) 1445
A. J. (MoLarty (N.P.) 1423
ITJ. W. Shiveley (N.P.) 1413
E. S: Sampson (Ind.) 1339
These 'flgures give Mrv
of 22 over McLarty,
V ud-
otz a lead
27 .. over
Shively, third in the race.
Morton Connty
The Morton county re-check
veloped no change from the flgurM
reported, Saturday, showing tile
election of one Independent and two
'Nonpartisans*' The i s leaguers are
Prediction Is Made by Master
of National Grange of
Patrons of Husbandry at
Opening of Convention at!
Boston. I
Boston, Nov. 10.—IThe establish
ment of nation wide selling organi
zations which shall fix price of farm
the farmer does not re­
ceive "the same pay for same hours
of work that others receive" was
predicted today by Sherman J. Lo
well, of Fredonia, New York, master
of the National Grange of the Pa
trons of Husbandry, in opening the
national convention of the grange.
"We are willing to have a fair un
derstanding of values, the farmers
receiving the same pay for the syne
hours work that others receive, no
more no less, but we feel that thi3
is the last call," he said. "If no at
tention is paid to this now by bank
ers, manufacturers, railroads and
labor organizations and if the gov
ernment continues to use its great
power to import raw materials free
of duty to reduce cost then the
grange will be the first to help or
ganize nation wide selling organiza
tions, which shall fix the price of
farm products.
"There is no threat in this. We
will have been driven to it in self
defense to preserve our agricul
Tne death of Charles DeVoe, who
bad his leg fractured in a runaway
on his farm near Nortonville, Octo
ber 30th, occurred at the Trinity'
Hospital Monday night. Mr. DeVoe
recently moved to the Nortonville
district from Fessenden having pur
chased Bailey farm. His death
was only indirectly due to bis acci
dent ,being complicated with Brlght's
disease and heart trouble.
Dr. DeVoe was assisting In loading
several hogs onto a wagon on his
farm Saturday, October 30th. The
horses started up suddenly and Mr.
DeVoe attempted to leap from the
wagon, but was thrown othe ground
The wheels passed over both legs,
fracturing the large bone In the
thigh. The injured man was brought
to Jamestown Immediately follow
ing the accident.
Minot, N. D., Nov. 4.—Patrick
Dowllng, and his wife, Edna, were
shot and killed here this evening In
a rooming house. According to pu
lice, Dowling first killed his wife,
and then committed suicide.
The landlady of the house and
other roomers were away at the
time. The shots were heard by a
boy outside, and the police were
notified. The couple .were dead
when the officers arrived. Domestic
troubles are believed by the police to
have prompted the shooting.
William Howard Taft will speak
at the Fargo Auditorium Thursday
evening December 6th, under he aus
pices of Fargo College according to, a
telegram received by President E.
Lee Howard on Saturday. Mr. Taft
spoke in Fargo in 1908 when he was
a candidate for the presidency.
claiming the election of Surface,
Birth in the race according to the
figures given out by the auditor at
today. The re-checked fol
Strain (N.P.) 2956
Elmer (N.P.) 2901
Bollinger (Ind.) 2638
Fltzslmmlm (Ind.) 2230
Schulenberg (Ind.) 2156
Surface (N.P.) 2104
Nelsen County
In Nelson county tbe leaguers
have admitted the election of one in
dependent house member and one
Nonpartisan house member. The
auditor at Lakota today gave out the
following figures on the house mem
berships there, the two high candi
dates being elected:
Nels Opbaug (Ind.) 2009
L. 0. Frederlckson (N.P.) 1970
R. E. (Hamilton (Ind.) 1820
R. H. Andrews (N.P.) 1788
Benson County
Benson county developed one of
the closest fights for memberships
In the house, with two leaguers suc
cessful on the face of returns from
all precincts. One' leaguer appar
ently elected has a majority of 25
over an independent, third in the
race. Election of these leaguers was
previously reported and entered in
to the tabulation giving the indepen
dents 59 and the leaguers 54 mem
bers. Returns on the Benson coun
ty contest follow:
J. R. Maddock (N.P.) .......—-. 2543
Theo. Hanson (N.P.) 2224
Olof Plenum (Ind.) ...'2199
J. Benson (Ind.) 1752
The wedding of Lyle Franklin
Guymon and Miss 'Laura Beatrice
Gingrey of Pingree occurred at tho
Congregational manse Monday after
noon. Mr. Guymon is a farmer we.st
of Pingree and after a short eastern
trip, the young couple will be wel
comed by their many friends at the
home farm. 'Mrs. Guymon is the
daughter of Franklin Gingrey, a
farmer, west of Pingree.
Relative to Informal Confer
ence With Mexican Leaders
or Preliminary Conversa
tions With European Gov
On board Harding's special train
Nov. 8.—Coming to Texas for vaca
tion after the trying requirements of
his campaign, President-Elect Hard
ing declared today that he was de
termined to put the thots of his com
ing responsibilities out of his mind
for the next two weeks
From the time of his arrival at
Point Isabel a remote village -on the
southern Texas coast, he was ready
to plunge unreservedly into the swing
of a real vacation. A morning's fish
ing expedition and an afternoon on
the golf links were to constitute hia
routine, virtually every day of his
The fact that Point Isabel lies only
6 miles from the Mexican border has
given rise to many whispering of pos
sible conferences between the new
President and representatives of the
new regime in Mexico, but those clos
est to Mr. Harding were Inclined o
throw cold water on such reports. Mr.
Harding himself said today no such
conferences were "in prospect" and
he had heard them expressed only in
newspaper speculation.
The same attitude was taken by
the president-elect toward published
suggestions that he might begin be
fore his Inauguration informal, con
versations with European govern
ments regarding the formulation of
an association of nations.
The delicacy of Mr. Harding's po
sition in that regard has been point
ed put more than once by those
closely associated with him. Elected
to the presidency by a'n overwhelming
majority after promising changes in
he nation's foreign policy he natural
ly is looked to by foreign government,
to take proper steps to put these
changes Into,effect. Yet by provis
ion of American law unique among
greater powers of the world he re
mains a private citizen for four
President Elect Harding will sail
from New Orleans November 18 th for
the canal zone on board of United
States Fruit Company steamer, it was
learned today. Returning he will
be landed at Norfolk December 4th.
Arrangements have been made
whereby the ship which is to take the
party to- New Orleans will remain ov
er one day from her scheduled date
to accommodate Senator Harding and
his party, now placed at 36 persons.
The stop at Norfolk also will be by
special arrangement.
N. D.
Fargo, Nov.9:—The region about
Fargo experienced the first cold
weather of the season with a temper
ture of 14 above zero at 7 o'clock this
morning. The cold snap followed
24 mile wind which drove a snow
and sleet storm across the easterh
end of North Dakota last night.
The coldest temperature reported
In the state was 2 below zero
at Williston last night.
Bismarcl^N. D., Nov. 9.—Incor
porations filed with the secretary of
state include:
Barney Light Co., to purchase
electric power, Barney, Richland
county. Incorporators: C. J. Petzl,
N. H. Berg and J. L. Rihmet, Bar
ney. Capital stock, $10,000.
Kloten Electric Co., Nelson coun
ty, light and power business. In
corporators Charles Colson, K. B.
Kjqrvestad, Osmond Nomeland, S. A.
Krogh, W. C. Ruhke. Capital stock
Bismarck Implement Co., Bis
marck, N. D. Incorporators J. Willis
Jones, Minneapolis Geo. P. Schiitz,
Minneapolis John W. Loftus, Bis
marck. Capital stock, $25,000.
Washington, Nov. 8.—John P.
Woodward, air mail pilot, whose body
was found yesterday. In the wreck
age of his plans near Laraml, Wy
oming, met his death thru flying in
to a mountain side, in a dense fog,
says a report received today by the
The H. P. Taylor residence on
2nd ave. so. has- been given a new
and attractive coat of paint.'
Jnmea River V»Ue
The .Metropolis
North Dakota
Thirty-four Organizations Are
Represented at First Meet
ing of General Committee
—-Others Expected to Join.
That the Community Christmas
tree and exercises will truly repre
sent the city of Jamestown was as
sured by the attendance of represen
tatives of thirty-four organizations
at the first meeting of the general
committee in the chamber of com
merce rooms at the city hall Satur
day night. Among the organizations
which sent representatives, or sign
ified their intention of cooperating,
were churches, church societies, fra
ternal organizations and trade and
labor unions.
The various benefits to be derived
from such a gathering were discuss
ed, the committee voting unanimous
ly that the project should be carried
out. The general committee was or
ganized, and a number of commit
tees appointed. The next meeting,
at which a much fuller representa
tion of the sixty-six organizationa
invited to cooperate is expected, will
be held at the city hall Tuesday, No
vember 23 rd. An effort was made
to get In touch with every organiza
tion in the entire city, but any wl'o
may have been missed are urged to
send a representative to the next
meeting of the general committee.
Organizations Representatcd
The organizations represented at
the first meeting of the committee,
or who ha\e appointed representa
tives, are: Grace Church Guild,
Ladies Auxiliary of Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, Ladies Auxiall
ary Of 'Maccnbeos, Women's GatUptfa®
Order of Foresters, Woman's Auxi
liary, of American Legion, Eastern
Star, Woman's Relief Corps, Busi
ness and Professional Women's cluj).
Tabernacle Society, Musical Club
Wednesday Club, Royal Neighbors*
(Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,.
Brotherhood American Yeomeu,
Flour and Cerial Local 366, Knights
of Columbus, Baptist churcb, Pres
byterian church, Royal Arch Masons*
Congregational Church, A. F. and A.
•Masons, Homesteaders, Knights
Templar, Men's Brotherhood of
Presbyterian Church," Brotherhooi
of Railway Clerks 381, Machinisto
509, Chamber of Commerce, B. P. Os
Elks, Methodist Church, Grace
Church, Shrine Club, Ancient Order
of United Workmen, Modern Wood
men of America, Carpenters' Union.
G. M. Springer was elected chair
man of the general committee, Mrs.
O. J. Seiler, vice-chairman Andrew
Haas, secretary and J. J. Nierling,
treasurer. i
The sub-committees appointed iti
each ward follow: First ward Mrs.
R. M. DePuy, chairman, Dana
Wright, Mrs. R. R. MeekeF. Second
ward wert of the river, Oscar Gor
don, assistants to be selected by Mr.
Gordon. East of river, Mrs. F. B.
Stark, chairman, Mrs. M. P. Morris,
Third ward Mrs. Earl Reed, chair
man, Mrs. John Stoddart, P. G-,
Westby. iFourth ward Mrs. G. f.
Feton, chairman, Mrs. J. M. Allen,.
E. J. Clamp.
Program committee Mrs. O. J.
Seiler, chairman, Mrs. H. L. Kastner
and Mrs. George Game, Jr.
General Arrangements O. C.
Wonnenberg, C. W. Pierce, Dr. W.
C. Nolte, J. A. Jorgefison, George
Press Committee Andrew Haas,
The appointment of a number of
important committees wss delayed
until the next meeting at which a
fuller representation is expected.
Tentative Plans
The tentative plans provide for vi
thirty foot Christmas tree to be set
up in one of the principal streets of
the city or in one of the Northern
Pacifie parks. The tree Is to be fur
nished and lighted by the chamber
of commerce. This was done be
cause the lighting will cost in the
neighborhood of $125, and it was
thot best to ask tbe other organiza
tions not to furnish anything which
was merely spectacular In nature,
but to spend all of their donations
for supplies which will be distribut
ed to the needy of the city and t»
provide candy and nuts for the chil
dren on the night of the exerdlses.
The program which will not con
sume more than half an hour or
forty-live minutes, will consist prin
cipally of Christmas carols.
Washington, Nov. 8.—President
Wilson has begun work on his an
nual message to congress, which will
be transmitted on the opening day
of the next session on Dec. 6th or oa
the day following.
Administration officers expressed
belief thit among otber things he
will again urge is enactment of W
number of construction' metsuton
which he reeommended 'at th« Unit
special session of the preseat
greas early lMtjmrr

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