American Genius Quickly Produced
Precision Blocks Accurate to
Millionth Part of Inch.
One of America's little-known war
romances Is revealed by John H. Van
Deventer in his story of precision
gauges, which appears in Everybody's.
Virtually all of our munitions hart to
be made to limit gauges which had to
be corrected by means of precision
blocks to within a few mllllonths of
n Inch. "Twenty years ago," writes
Mr. Van Deventer, "a Swedish tool
maker named Johansson made np his.
mind that the millionth of an inch was
the coming thinghunted during nine
years for a practical way to get It
and got It. How? Nobody knows ex
cept Johansson, and he won't tell.
For over nine years he kept everybody
guessing. Our best shops Imported
his blocks and used them for check,
ing the ganges.
"Then came the war, with Its won
derful stimulation of American ge
nius. With It came also the need of
being Independent of the old world
In the matter of gauges.
"The war took B. C. Peck away
from bis Job of running a great fac
tory In Cleveland and brought him
to Washington to take charge of the
ganging of ordnance products. It
brought William E. Hoke of St. Louis
to the bureau of standards, with an
Idea of how to produce precision
blocks. Colonel Peck and Major Hoke
Cot together, and In six months were
turning out precision blocks accurate
to the millionth part of an inch,"
Secretary Elmer Thompson of the
Automobile Club of America said In
New York the other day:
"The automobile gets the blame for
everything. A man lay in the middle
of the road one evening, surrounded
by a large crowd. An old lady pushed
her way Into the crowd and said:
'"Poor fellow! Poor young fellow!
I suppose an automobile run into him.'
"*No, ma'am,' said a policeman. 'It
Wasn't an automobile that ran Into
him this time.'
"'What was it, then?' said the old
'It was keg, or maybe a keg and
half of beer,' said the policeman."
ENTERPRISE AUT O CO.
Auto Livery and Taxi Service
Day and Night Service
Office: Remore Hotel, Cor.
3rd St. & Beltrami Ave.
Office Phone 1
Residence Phone 10
for all the family at
Mail orders receive
oxir prompt attention.
First class repairing in
BEMIDJI SHO E STOR E
315 Minnesota Ave.
JpMShYOU were going
gone a year, you
certainly would make ar
rangements to provide for
your wife each month
while you were away.
Some day you are going
away on a trip and never
It's not a question of
"if" you diethe question
DWIGhT D. MILLE
Twin City Life Insurance
Co. of St. Paul
National Life of Vermont
Sec. Bank Bldg., Bemidji
Nimble Wit and Tongue
Landed Job for Owner
The Santa Fe Railroad com
pany had been advertising In
Eastern newspapers for brake
men. A big, ngly, raw-boned
chap, who looked like a prise
fighter, appeared before Fred C.
Fox, general manager at To
peka, Kan., and applied for
"I see that yon want some
brakemen," said he. "I would
like a Job.''
"We don't need any brake-
men," replied Fox, after sizing
up the fellow.
"Then you .should take that
ad out of the papers and quit
fooling us," said the man. "I
came all the way from Philadel
phia in reply to your ad"
"Yes, we do need brakemen,"
confessed Fox, "bat we don't
"I don't like yonr looks."
"So you hire a man on bis
"Well, who hired you?" asked
"I guess you will do," replied
Fox with a laugh. "You can go
to work this afternoon."
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LISTEN!! There is^oin^
Saturday Night Au 23rd
in the Woodman Hall
Every one has a good time there,
as they have good music,
and the floor is fine,
SHORT add GUISNESS
It's really wonderful how anew top and
some new seat covers will change the ap-
pearance of your old car. The cost is right,
and we do the work quickly.
Many men are having the seats of their
new cars covered. It protects and pre-
serves the leather. Drive in and get the
measurements taken today.
Have your curtains reglassedx
BEMIDJI TOP & CURTAIN COMPANY
C. M. JOHNSTON, Prop.
Shop back of Pioneer Office
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
Land for National Forests.
The national forest reservation com
,mission ..has just approved-., for pur
chase 48,581 acres of land for nations'
forests In the White mountaiasy-South
em Appalachians and Arkansas.
The largest tracts are In the White
mountains, where 81,022 acres in Gar-..
roll and Grafton eountiesi New Hamp
shire, and 1,220 acres In Oxford *oon
ty, Maine, were approved for purchase
at an average price of $7.15 per acre.
These lands Include the scenic peaks
of Mount Chocorua and Mount* Pattt
gus. much visited by.- tourists .and
made accessible by. trails maintained
by th* Ohocoruaelub.
GOT YOUR HOGS and
HOG HOUSE INSURED
"Got your life insur-
"Nope." "Well, if I didn't think
I was of more benefit to
my family thai*A bunch of
hogs* I wouldn!t have my
life insured, either."
D. S. Mitchell
The New York Life Man
^Northern Natl. Bank Bldg.
[Room 5 Phone 575W
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FOR YOUR LIVERY
New Dodge and Ford Cars
at your service
Day or night the year
WAR BROTHER S
port, ourselves in a
manner that will
cause us to be re
those whom .w
serve. Our busi
ness conduct,is be
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We are offering for Sat
urdy and Monday, a real
special in silk, Taffeta,
Messaline and Silk Mes
saline, at per yard
"Pure" lard, lb 40c
per pound. .35c
Shoulder Hams 28c
Salt Salmon, lb. 23c
Salt Trout, lb. 18c
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Our groceries come to us fresh every
day and we can supply you with fresh
fruits for canning at all times.
So do not Hurry Your Steps Past Our
Shelves because you will find that they are
all stocked with high grade, speak-for^
HASTE MAKES WASTE
E wish extend to all an invitation to visit our new Ready-
Department. We hope that this new Department
will find favor with you.
Georgette Waists of very
good styles in all sizes.
Reg. $6.00 values, while
Dresses for the
school girl, of beau
tiful pattern ging
ham. Just the right
kind of dress to start
school with only
A special sale of
men's hose, black or
These Special Savings, for Saturday and
THE SHOE DEPARTMENT
S to extend a cordial invitation to its customers. Come
in an see our new shoe department, and be convinced of
the pleasure it will be to have your feet fitted right with the best
grade of leather obtainable in our new light and pleasant corner.
The cost of shoes is advancing every day and you will find that we
have some bargains that will mean money saved for you.
Better Shorn* aadSmrviee
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We are now fully located in, our new build-
inb and are in a position to save you money
in your general needs.
Our counters offer daily, bargains in
men's work shirts, overalls, shoes, under
wear, kitchen accessories, dishes for the
dining room at prices that any one can af-
ford to have and can not afford to be with-
The price of Men's shoes has advanced
$2.00 in the last few days, but we are still
selling all shoes for Men, Women and Chil-
dren at the same old price. Take advant
age of this chance while it lasts.
and a good supper on the table is worth
two in our store. So tuck some of our gro-
ceries under your arm and set the whole
family smacking their lips.
We deliver to all parts of the city.
210 Third Street 1
Very good quality of
Petticoats of Sateen in
black and dark blue. Reg.
$2.50, while they last
Children's hose of best
quality, a pair, only
3 lb. can, Stone's Steel
cut coffee $1.38
Regular 50c Japan green
Tea, a lb only 44c
10 bars, P. & G. soap,
Quality Macaroni and
Spaghetti, 3 pkgs .23c
Regular, 35c size, Roiled
Oats, per pkg. .29c
2 packages, Post Toasties,
Bulk Cocoa, only, lb 24c
Two, No. 3 cans, Sauer
Kraut, only 23c
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