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VOLUME XV. NO. 167.
Telegram to Congressman Prom
Cereal Manufacturer Lays Bare
PEOPLE URGED TO USE
CORN TO CONSERVE WHEAT
Eooze Makers Capture Supply, Force
Up Price, While Government
Shieks "Use More Com."
Washington, July 21 While Con
gress has been talking prohibition as
-a food conservation measure distill
ers of the country have purchased
virtually all the available corn and
are turning it into whisky with all
The distillers not only have forced
cash corn above the $2 mark, higher
even in Bome instances, but, through
their extraordinary activities, have
cut off much of the supply needed
by cereal meals
Suml is Reduce**
In addition to a probability of
higher prices for these foodstuffs it
-means a greatly reduced supply at
the time when the American people
are being urged to use corn bread
and other corn foods so that wheat
flour may be conserved for use of the
army and to feed tmgry Europe.
Something must be done at once to
stop this onslaught against he.jcorn
supply or'manufacturers will become
compelled to consider -closing down
shop, according to a telegram receiv
ed by a member of Congress from one
of the largest cereal mills in the
The contents of the message so
startled the reciepent that he had
copies made and submitted them to
leading members in both houses,
with the *OD of pteps either by Con
-gress or Herbert C. Hoover, food ad
ministrator, to remedy the situation.
T)*lv WW Crime.
The message says:
"We are one of the largest food
manufacturers in the world. It is
dimply a crime the wav the Senate
is handling the prohibition situation.
"The distillers throughout the
country are buying up the corn.
Grits we used to buy at $1.00 a 100
pounds we now pay 14 40 for
"People like ourselves might as
well consider going out of business.
At a time when the people are strik
ing and rioting in different parts of
the country on account of the high
cost of living the authorities are so
conducting public affairs that corn
which ought to be used in food is
going into whisky
The representative who received
th's niessage w?s unwilling to per
mit the use of his name or the com
TO PLAY BALL
Dr. J. W. Diedrich left this after
noon for Crosby where he will olay
with the Croby ball team against
KEpT-KT^i^r xs PREMIER
(By United Press)
London, July 21 War Minister
"Kerensky has been named premier of
Russia to succeed Lvoff, resigned.
NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS
You may use water for sprinkling
from 6 o'clock until 9
Please shut off then as we wish to
fl|l uo tank so that we can stop
pumping in order to make our new
connections in pump station Sunday
Rev. H. Randahl, was in the
city between trains yesterday, en
route to his home in Tenstrike. Rev.
Randahl attended a large church
meeting at Salem, near Mcintosh, and
from there went to Veme where he
conducted services at the funeral of
Mrs C. Johnson of that village
LOST NUMBER FOUND
FINDS BLANK SPACE
(By United Press)
Washington, July 21 During the
drawing of the draft yesterday, No.
4,f i fror* ti tabic and was
thought lost. It was found and as
signed to 10,004th place on the list
at which point a blank had been
drawn from the urn.
Additional numbers drawn in the
draft last evening and night, after
the Pioneer was issued are herewith
given. The numbers that accom
panied the first telegram quoted
above and received last night were
the last drawn so far as Beltrami
county is concerned, of what is to
furnish the first army and the num
bers published, together with the
following, constitute the draft from
which will be selected the first army
Following the completion of the
drawing for the first army, the
drawing continued and the addi
tional numbers are also given in to
day's Pioneer, following the num
bers of the first army draft
The telegram received this morn
ing from Washington and also given
above is self-explanatory
The additional numbers to com
plete the first army draft, in addition
to those published in yesterday's
10*3Joe Foetic, Baudette.
1677Paul Adolphson, Bemidji.
122Christ Windness, Grygla.
J.783 Olaf Nymore.
l" $42ArthurRisland, Desmarlas, Pitt."
1733Nordahl Calsness, Bemidji.
939John Taylor, Nevig, Clearwa
1639Swan Pearson, Bemidji.
222William Hill, Puposky.
1715John F. Connoly, Bemidji.
906Charles Furber, Baudette
1337James P. McManus, Be
2226Sam Johnson, Bemidji.
700Hugh Wortham, Roosevelt.
1250Wm Keys, Hag.
1195Frank J. Patzke, Wasklsh
297Hilmer Larson, Bemidji
321Enoch Stora, Bemidji.
736Frank Carney, Nebish.
IP28William Sprague, Be
707Arthur P. Olson, Williams.
1425Archie Ditty. Bemidji
1002Jens Sorenson, Baudette
1151Gustave Falk, Saum.
1101Clarence A. Hicks, Hines.
368Adolph C. Sletten, Jelle.
974Edward Handy, Camp 5, Kel
1698Emil Moncha, Nymore
320Jacob Shirk, Bemidji
970Even Borshouyth, Camp 5,
926Glen DuHamel, Aure.
1010T Paskewitz, Grygla.
1857John Gilbert, Nymore
919p johanson, Spooner
656Alvin A Miller, Malcolm
1919Gust Lindgren, Bau
1339Carl E Nelson. Bemidji.
S14Wm A Schuh. Carp
11715n Giles. Waskish.
1070Wm S Holmes, Carp
73jO'a Peterson, Nebish
1167joe W Cose. Winner
1097.TOP Collette. Hines
1191John Rausch. Waskish
912Clarence Tracy. Baudette
1234Nels A B^rg, Hackett
1781Clarence Brooks, Nymore.
1360Gilbert L. Sandland, Be
848Mac Erwin, Turtle River.
1118H Robinson, Bemidji.
121Lars Windsneas, Grygla.
221Carl G. LImm, Quiring.
1537Earl W Bucklyn, Bemidji.
1414Steve K. Stamatcker, Be
2283Bert Hagadone. Tenstrike.
2300John Ritcher. Turtle River.
1616Walford Jackson, Bemidji.
292Adolf Jorstad. Frohn.
504A Montieth, Wilton.
1064Oscar Thorson, Blackduck.
1205Charles Koranda, Pitt
579_Willie B. Peterson, Wil
2286Loren J. Schaffer, Ten
2152Lawrence A Johnson,
l'UOEdward Revoir, Bemidji
1091Elmer Quaife. Carp
2139Gust Shprburg. Blackduck
470Clarence E Juneau, Black
U2Joh Hollander. Bemidji
1^07Oliver Crowell Bemidji.
1729John Burtell, Bemidji
1526Ed Moore, BemidjiBemidji.
90James Jesme, Casperson
fiPte~ Dromness. Pinewood
2204Sven O. Svenson, Kelliher.
THE BEMIDJI DADLY
FIRSHOOO WILL INCLUD E
NOT YESTERDAYS NEWS, BUT TODAY'S NEWS TODAY-BY THE GREAT UNITED
At 8:25 o'clock last night the
Pioneer received this message
from the United Press:
"Over 6,000 numbers have
been drawn. Later numbers
will not include men in the first
army. E*-* 8
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING. JULY 21. 1MX.
Draft For First
First 3,000 Numbers Furnish First Quota
FROM FIRST 3,000 NUMBERS
DRAWN COMPLETED LIST OF
BELTRAMI CO.'S FIRST
This morning the Pioneer received
the following message from the
""'(By United Press)
Washington, July 21.The
first quota of the draft army
will be included in the first 3,-
000 numbers. The United Press
will carry no more numbers.
Local boards will have the com
plete official list Thursday or
Friday. Physical examinations
will start promptly after sum
mons is sent out by the boards.
It will be September 5 before
the work of selecting the first
quota is finished.
The national guard of draft
army will not be sent to France
before spring, probably.
477Frank M. Ditty, Blackduck
1187Carl Johnson Cornell, Was
1179Albert W Carlson, Was
753Louis Zaccardy, Nebish.
2158John Hahn, Blackduck.
130Henry Peterson, Grygla.
858Clarence H. Bosler, Grace
1996John Nordke, Baudette.
168Gust E. Swanson, Baudette
1023Walter E. Miller, Thorhult
1932Siruis Ortman, Baudette.
1174Harvey Fee, Leech Lake.
424Walter McGnaw, Kelli
840John Spangler, Turtle
1347Carl Gunther, Bemidji
1511Levi Grandy, Bemidji.
1188George A. Bowen, Waskish.
1008Andrew Bergseth, Grygla.
2279Edward Carlson, Spooner.
2234Wilford Haakanson, Spoo
2213Jess Belfour, Funkley.
657Johnny Peterson, Malcolm.
585James McGraw, Williams
2191Carl A. Johnson, Kelliher.
2071John I. Kot, Baudette.
1464Carl A. Hanson, Bagley.
1257J. Matilske, Panturen.
1077William Stanley Carp.
1961Axel Sorenson, Baudette.
781Howard L. Runyan, Turtle
2131Lenord Sherman, Black
1415Wm Carlson, Bemidji.
1035Leo Snook, Thorhult.
1634Wm. J. Hyland, Bemidji.
958Henry Neft, Shooks.
343Louis Beroud, Bemidji.
1439Silos Protchechia, Sila,
1804George Burke, Bemidji
1401Carl A Aim, Bemidji.
1303Edmund Gould, Bemidji
2151George Bye, Blackduck
963Thomas Mooney, Camp 5,
438John W Collins, Williams
1059Frederick Serburg, Black-1
441Olaf Tveit, Roosevelt
878Hans Halvorson, Wil
880Arne Grangruth, Williams
1776Forrest Donaldson, Bemidji
357Albert Almendenger, Ten-
23S. A. Nelson, Debs.
1173S A Hill, Norden.
331Fred Kruse, Bemidji
1881Thomas P. Wilson,
1108Andrew Coy, Turtle
1910Otto Diercke, Baudette
492Edwin Rhode. Esple
1201George Klatke, Pitt
1978Eugene Gratton, Baudette.
2199Curtis Bergin, Kelliher.
565Wm Eickoff, Graceton
800Arthur Swenson, Winner
1747Victor Jacobson, Bemidji
1447James A Martin, Bemidji.
1049Julius A Stainberg, Black
1442Guy O Boe, Bemidji
715Charles Van Schoyck, Wil
961 Peter Jaklch, Kelliher.
639Henry A. Dahlberg
539Heury Dahlberg, Clear River
349pred T. Samuelson, Clement
562Francis Cunningham, Grace-
The following names are the last
sent over the wires from Washing
ton to the newspapers of the country
by the United Press. The list in
cludes many additional Beltrami
county men who have registered and
gives their number of the draft.
These are not included in the first
3,000 numbers drawn from which
will be selected the first army quota
to be called, nor the first 6,000.
1160James W Harmon, Hag
1192Elias A Hobbetland, Was
1660Mose LaBounty, Bemidji.
305Torgus Ansted, Bemidji
1143Carl A Carlson, Foy
557William Jajnord, Grace
1652Leonard DeRushia, Be
1433Harry S. Redmond, Be
(Continue*} on Page Four)
501Morris E. Marshall, Puposky
1021Alex Friedland, Hag.
2025Brick Swanson, Baudette.
1915John A Woofter Baudette.
1411Coe A. Nietert, Bemidji.
1979Adolph Moe, Baudette
1789Loyd Toole, Nymore.
714Charles P. Crawford, Wil
1528Frank Breyette, Bemidji.
86Leif Halvorson, Aspelin.
1997Alfred Stone, Baudette
1024Wm. Dahlstrom, Thorhult.
1291Edward A. Currey, Bemidji.
871Charles E Koskl, Graceton
1341John Nelson, Bemidji
2159Harry O Moen, Blackduck
2212Adolph Carlson, Funkley.
1043Albert Hanson, Cass Lake,
1606Henry W Stein, Bemidji
71Archie Timblin, Black
1520Samuel Back Bemidji.
2137Oscar Hodgson, Blackduck.
1972Charles Nelson, Baudette.
1690Oscar Anderson, Bemidji.
1156Elmer Clark, Hag
1593Alfred Eickstad, Bemidji.
1850Walter R. Johnson, Nymore
2013Emory Lizotte, Baudette.
555Henry Sward, Graceton.
978Anton Nordward, Fov
1260Philetus McVey, Winner
506J Jadlowski, Wilton.
1688James Hary, Bemidji.
1591Henry H. Cominsky, Be
1686Arthur W. Rachuy. Bemidji
2058Joe Reiss, Rosellville, Wis
1272Simon Roth, Zipple.
1525Herbert Carver, Bemidji
877John Guenier, Williams
435George A Ritter, Waskish
2096Emil Sowa, Baudette
681Hjalmer Kalsnes, Shilling.
713Alex Smith, Williams
214Alfred Kreuth, Saum
1478Edward N Ney, Bemidji.
1929*Martin Handlon Rainy
935Frank W Winegar, Debs.
2091Matt Thomas, Baudette.
Three Ribs Gar
Rips Up Fence
(Special to the Pioneer
Grand Forks, N D, July 21-V
Chad Jewett of Bemidji tore through
a fence at Brandon, Man yesterday
ripping up 40 feet of fence and break
his three ribB. He is out of the
races at^the Dakota state fair todayl
On way home'tonight/ 1
Mrs. Charles Nelson of Little Falls
and Miss Esther Nelson of Minne
apolis arrived this morning and are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. E Taber of
Beltrami avenue for a few days. Mrs
Nelson is Mrs Taber's mother and
Miss Nelson is her sister.
OFFICIAL LISTS MAILED
OUT TO BOARDS TODAY
(By United Press)
Washington, July 21 Official
lists will be mailed out to local
The press associations of the coun
try will not continue to send out the
numbers of the draft in Washington
as the task is blocking the regular
traffic on the telegraph wires
Every drafted man registered in
Beltrami county can obtain his ser
ial number when they arrive from
Washington next week, probably
Friday, when they will be posted
The list will contain the name and
number of every registered man draft
in Beltrami county
UP TO REGISTERED MAN
TO NOTE HIS NUMBER
Now that the selections have been
made, it is up to the registered man
to note his serial number on the list
posted in his district, to see whether
he is up for an early physical ex
The serial number is not the one
written on his green registration
ticket. He may ignore the number
on his ticket now The number on
the posted list the one that counts
It is the duty of the local registra
tion board to notify the drafted men
in each district, but it is up to the
drafted men to see that he gets his
notice. If he does not receive the
notice promptly, he should call on
the board for it, and if he does not
receive It promptly in response to the
call, he should report for examina
tion anyway. But he should insist
on receiving the notice, which will
tell him when and where to appear
The drafted men will be called for
examination in the order in which
their names have been drawn.
SCORES ARE INJURED
WHEN TRAINS CRASH
(By United Press)
Virginia Minn July 21 A score
were injured today in a wreck on the
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific rail
road A freight and passenger train
came together. No one was killed.
BELGIUM MUST BE
FREE, DECLARED BY
HERE ON VISIT
(By United Press)
London, July 21 "Those in
charge of German affairs have se
lected for war," said Premier George
today in a speech answering Chan
cellor Michaelis' speech in the Ger
man Reichstag "The German chan
cellor held out no hope for Belgium,"
continued Premier George. "She
was not mentioned by him (meaning
Michaelis). "It is the determina
tion of the entente that Belgium
must be restored free and independ
ent and her people not placed under
a protectorate Premier George declares that if
the U-boat campaign is not elimin
ated Europe will again be plunged
into a welter of blood some time af
ter the present war is concluded.
London, July 21England will
adopt a policy of reprisal for the air
raids of the Germans on coast towns,
killing women and children, it was
announced in Parliament today.
(By United Press)
St. Paul, July 21 Governor Burn
quist was 38 years old today and
celebrated by appointing Adju)taoH
General Wood United States disburs
ing officer for the draft in Minne
ATTEMPT TO "FLIM"
(By United press)
Madison, WI July 21.Brvin
Schafer, an employe of the state
house, was arrested today for at
tempting to blackmail a wealtbr
widow out of |41,000.
1.700 MINERS STRIKE TODAY
AT LEADVUXE ffl) TROUBLE
(By United Press)
Leadville, Colo., July 21.Over 1,-
700 miners struck in 37 mines to
day No trouble
NEW STORE TO OPEN
Herman Stich, formerly of Be
midji, and Horseman of Minne
apolis are opening a second hand
store in the building formerly occu
pied by the "Spider" saloon at the
corner of Second street and Minne
sota avenue. Mr Stich was at one*
time manager of the Ziegler second
hand store of this city Since that
time he has operated stores in Little*
Falls and Minneapolis
The new store will be opened for
business Monday morning The pro
prietors of the new store promise to
handle a good clean grade of second
hand goods and to give the best ser
vice possible. The new firm will go
under the name of "The Town Mar
PICNIC AT POINT
The faculty and students of the
summer school held a picnic at Dia
mond Point yesterday afternoon The
picnickers assembled at the point
about 3:30 o'clock and engaged in
games and water sports until 8
o'clock when a picnic supper was
served Among the afternoon games
were a three-legged race, mas]
counting contest and a pie eating
As many of the picnickers were
out-of-town people the water sports
were especially attractive and novel
REPORT OF SUICIDE
A report reached Bemidji today
that William Florrie of Big Falls
had shot himself because his name
was among those drafted, but later &
message stated that the shooting wasv
an accident. He was found in a pool
of blood by a farmer and was taken
to Big Falls where his wounds were*
treated. He will probably recover.
He has a brother living in this city.