OCR Interpretation


The Bemidji daily pioneer. [volume] (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, February 17, 1920, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063381/1920-02-17/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

wr'n?'" i"
i
MEMBER UNITED PRESS i
The, Pioneer ii a member of the United
Today's world's new* today.
UNITEDSTATES
WIL CONTINU E
IB SUPPORT
OFJUGOSLAVS
Statement Made From White
House Today in Dispute
Over Fiume
WILSON'S NOTE IMPROVES
MORALE O ADRIATICS
.Senate Bill Forbids Selling of
ex-German Ships Until
Congress Decides
(By United Press.)
Washington, Feb. 17."The Unit
States will continue to support
the rights of the Jugo-Slavs. in the
dispute over Fiume," the White House
announced today.
"This government will not with
draw from the Adriatic controversy,"
it was stated. "The withdrawal of
the American naval forces from the
Adriatic should not be taken to mean
that the United States will not in
terest itself further in the situation
Ahere.
JUGO-SLAVS FAVOR WILSON.
By Henry Wood.
(United Press Correspondent.)
Paris, Feb. 17.Jugo-Slav repre
sentatives here today declared that
the Belgrade government will stand
firm in its position of refusing any
settlement of the Adriatic dispute ex
cept that advocated by President
Wilson. The president's Adriatic note
has noticeably improved the Jugo
slav morale.
BILL FORBIDS SHIP SALE.
(By United Press.)
Washington, Feb. 17.A bill for
bidding the shipping board from sell
ing ex-German passenger and freight
ships until authorized to do so by
congress, was introduced today by
Senator Jones in the senate today.
The shipping board is directed to
re-condition the ships and prepare
them for service without delay. It
was referred to the senate commerce
committee.
NEW CHAIRMAN NAMED.
(By United Press.)
Washington, Feb. 17.Rear Ad
jntfal Benson, retired, will be the new
chairman of the United States ship
ping board, it was announced today
at the White House.
LIGHT VOTE IS CAST
IN TODAY'S ELECTION
Today was municipal election "and
tull ticket is being chosen, for thte
various official positions from the
mayor down.
The vote appeared to be unusually
light but will increase in volume
after the supper hour tonight.
The polls close at 9 o'clock.
THREE STILLWATER PLAYERS
ILL: GAMES CANCELLED
On account of the illness of three
ot the players on the Stillwater bas
ketball team, the series of three
.games which were scheduled to be
^played with the American Legion
quintette of the Ralph Grade post
has been cancelled.
Manager Praser announces that as
vet no games have been arranged for
xhis week for the local Legion team
'FLU" VACATION ENDS.
(By Unjted Press)
Grand Forks, Feb. 17.Classes
were resumed tod at the University
where the students have been obliged
to take a "flu" vacation of two weeks.
DEWEY ARRESTED ON
ARSON CHARGE TODAY
Frank Dewey, owner of the Great
Northern hotel building, was arrested
shortly before noon today on the
charge of arson connected with the
fire of suspicious origin at that hotel
a few days ago
Following a thorough investiga
tion by two representatives of the
state fire marshal's office, a warrant
was sworn out for the arrest of
Dewey today and Deputy Sheriff
George Shea made the arrest just
before noon
Dewey will be arraigned tonight at
8 o'clock before Judge Gibbons.
Whatever the outcome of the ar
raignment, the case will not be, tried
until the next term of district court,
since the grand jury has already com
pleted its work for this session.
ELfe. fe RETURNS AT
THK RKHAM TONIGHT
Electi\
xurns
brought in.
will be re
ceived at tN '^rkham hotel toe
night and postedn onr
bulletins as
eup
a
public is
cordially invitee, to make .the
hotel lobby their headquarters.
ELK CLUB ROOMS WILL
RECEIVE RETURNS, ALSO
The Elks club will also re
ceive returns from the munic
ipal election tonight, arrange
ments having been made. They
will be announced when re
ceived.
COUNCIL TAKES ACTION
TO SAVE THE BEAUTIFUL
RUGGLESTRACTON LAKE
Will Ask Park Commission and
Bemidji Ass'n to Aid
the Project
A movement has been started on
the part of the city council to save
the Ruggles timber on the east side
of Lake Bemidji, and immediate ac
tion is to be taken to secure this
timbered tract, that is one of the
greatest attractions for the tourists
who come to Bemidji in the summer.
E. E. McDonald has always been
an ardent advocate of securing this
tract for park purposes and he ac
cented an invitation of the council
to speak on the proposition under
contemplation. The council went on
record as favoring the plan, to in
clude sections 2 and 11, township
146 north, range 33 west, fifth merid
ian, on motion of Alderman Bagley,
after Mayor Johnson, who is a state
forest surveyor, had explained that
he had surveyed that land and knew
the exact details.
It is the intention of the council
to take up the question with the park
commission and the Bemidji Civic
and Commerce association, and make
'an effort to save this beautiful tract
for the city of Bemidji.
Harry Reynolds, chairman of the
fire hazard inspection campaign, re
cently held in Bemidji, made a report
to the council and showed pictures
of what conditions were. A building
ordinance is in the course of prepara
tion and state laws absolutely cover
the question of safety for the busi
ness district, and the state fire mar
shal has been asked to appoint Fire
Chief Dailey as a deputy state fire
marshal, which will give him power
to enforce the state laws.
The session was not long, and
adjourned until next Monday night
to canvass the ballots of the municipal
election.
SCHOOL TEACHERS TO
DINE NEXT THURSDAY
There will be a dinner for the pub
lic school teachers and about forty or
i fifty others, who make reservations
early enough to secure tickets, on
Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock at
the rooms of the Bemidji Civic and
Commerce association. Tickets may
be secured from H. M. Stanton, secre
tary of the Bemidji association, at
50 cents each
A program, including several
toasts, has been arranged for the
occasion and it is expected that all
who attend will ha\e an exception
ally fine time.
After 8 o'clock those who were un
able to attend the dinner are urged
to be present and have a general good
time with the gathering. There will
be a musical program and several
short talks A large attendance is
urged" for this get-acquainted session
which will follow the dinner.
DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES ASSESSED
St. Paul, Feb. 17.Reaction oppos
ing assessments againts salaries of
Federal officeholders for expenses of
the Minnesota Democratic association
had much to do with the overthrow
of the Fred Lynch forces in that asso
ciation, it was disclosed here.
Charges that members of the asso
ciation, in Federal jobs, have 'been
charged 3 per cent of their salaries
flew thick and fast In Democratic
circles yesterday. They were heard
at the recent session of Minnesota
postmasters at The Saint Paul.
These charges are denied by offi
cers of the association.
Levy of assessments for political
purposes against any civil service em
ploye is in violation of the Federal
law, as is soliciting of any such sub
scription.
A. P. Ritchie, postmaster at Be
midji, is said to have told friends in
St Paul that he paid 387.50 to the
association, having been told this was
in lieu of all other contributions.
Then he was asked later what he
would give to the Democratic na
tional committee
Other Democratic officeholders are
alleged to have made similar state
ments
X* v-^v
GET TODAYS NEWS OUT OF TODAYS PAPER
HEMTPJI DAILY PIONE
BELTRAMI CO.
REPUBLICANS
ARECALLEDTO
MEETMARCH17
Primaries Held on March -5 to
Elect Delegates to the
State Convention
SIXTH DISTRICT WILL
MEET, ST. CLOUD, MAR. 19
At This Convention. Two Dele-
gates Will Elected to At-
tend ^Chicago Convention
The following official call, by C.
Lindquist, chairman of the state cen
tral republican committee, acting as
chairman of the Sixth congressional
district, has been issued for the hold
ing of the convention at St. Cloud on
Friday, March 19, at 12:30 o'clock
noon, for the purpose of electing two
delegates and two alternates to the
republican national contention to be
held in Chicago on June 8. In rela
tion to county conventions the call
says:
County Meets March 17.
County conventions shall be held
in each county of this district on
Wednesday, the 17th day of March,
1920, at an hour on, said day and at
a place to be designated and fixed
by the chairman of the republican
county committee in each of said
counties. All primaries for the elec
tion of delegates to said county con
ventions shall be held an Monday,
the 15th day of March, 1920, be
tween the hours of 7:30 o'clock p. m.
and 8:30 o'clock p. m., or as the
chairman of the county committee
may designate, between the hours of
7 o'clock and 9 o'clock p. m., in the
various election districts or precincts
of said counties and at the regular
polling places in said election dis
tricts or precincts.
The representation to said district
convention and to said county con
ventions shall be based upon the vote
for the republican candidate for gov
ernor at the general election in the
year 1918. Each county shall be en
titled to elect to said district conven
tion five delegates at large and one
delegate for each two hundred fifty
voters or major fraction thereof so
cast for said republican candidate for
governor.
The republican state central com
mittee has recommended that each
election district or precinct have one
delegate for every twenty votes so
cast for republican candidate for
governor or major fraction thereof
in said county conventions provided,
however, that every election district
or precinct shall have at least one
delegate to such county convention.
State Furnishes Ballots.
Said state central committee will
furnish presidential preferential bal
lots for use in the several election
districts or precincts with the names
of the avowed republican candidates
for presidential nominations printed
thereon, and blank spaces for mark
ing and writing so arranged that
ence for the presidential nomination.
And the clerk of each election dis
trict or precinct is directed by said
republican state central committee,
in making his report upon the creden
each voter may express his prefer
tials of delegates, to include therein
a statement of the presidential pref
erence in his election district or pre
cinct, if any such preference shall
have been expressed by the electors
thereof, and the secretary of each
county convention shall report with
the credentials of the delegates
elected to the district convention a
statement of the presidential prefer
ence expressed by the electors of his
county. These reports shall accom
pany the credentials of delegates to
the county and district conventions
and shall be instructions to said dele
gates to support candidates for dele
gates to the national convention fav
orable to the candidate receiving the
highest number of votes in the pre
cinct and in the county.
In accordance with the above men
tioned apportionment, the several
counties of this district shall be en
titled to the following number of
delegates to said district convention:
Aitkin 9
Beltrami 11
Benton Cass Crow Wing
Hubbard Morrison Sherburne Stearns Todd
9
10 11
8
11
9
16 12
Wadena 8
Women Can Act.
All duly qualified electors, male
and female, who are members of the
republican party, or who believe in
rzn:
1)$
BEMIDJI, MINN., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, lM0^^f52j wtadi'wSS 45c PER MONTH
Benefitted by Such A
Improvement
Alderman Jones of the Fifth ward
is a booster for the paving proposi
tion and, he wants every voter in the
Fifth &%ast a ballot in favor of the
paving,"giving as his reason:
To the Voters of Fifth Wrd:
I am asking my friends of the
Fifth ward to vote for the paving to
be laid in Nymore to connect the
trunk lines of the State' Highway
association. For the past few years
Nymore has been attempting to get
some pavement and one of the routes
will run through Nymore from Cass
Lake, connecting with the paving be
tween Bemidji and Nymore, which
would give to this ward what has
always been desired and badly need
ed. I hope this improvement for
our community will be carried.
H. R. JONES,
Alderman Fifth Ward.
The foregoing is an honest opinion
from Mr. Jones and he asked The
Pioneer to give it space, which is
gladly granted.
MEMBERS URGED TO
ATTEND LUNCHEON
With a number of matters of excep
tional importance to be brought up
for discussion, the business meeting
which is to follow the noon-day lun
cheon of the Bemidji Association to
morrow promises to be of much in
terest.
proposition of vital importance
to every resident of Bemidji is to be
considered and officers of the Asso
ciation are anxious that there be a
full attendance at the meeting that
satisfactory action may be taken.
A splendid menu has been arranged
for the luncheon and as many mem
bers as possible are urged to be in
attendance. its principles and desire to affiliate
with said party by supporting its can
didates in the coming election, aTe
invited to participate in the primaries
and conventions provided for in this
call.
We declare it to be a fair test of
an elector's right to participate in
such primaries and conventions to
compel such elector, if his right to
vote is questioned, to declare upon
oath his claims to republicanism, to
compel him publicly to pledge himself
to support the principles/of the repub
lican party and its candidates at said
coming election.
By legislative enactment of the
1919 legislature, women are given
the full right to participate in the
primaries and conventions herein
mentioned. The republican party re
joices in this new privilege extended
to women. We, therefore, urge ac
tive participation by all qualified
women voters.
All the provisions of Sections 362
to 370 inclusive, G. S. 1913, and all
other provisions of the statute so far
as pertinent are hereby made applic
able to the holding and conducting of
said primaries and conventions.
Said convention will be called to
orded by Hon. Frank M. Eddy of
Sauk Center, Stearns county, Min
nesota.
By order of the republican state
central committee of the state of
Minnesota.
GONZALES ACCEPTING NOMINATION
Geu. 1'ublo Gonxales incepting tlw Democratic ncmiuatiou for the Mex-
ican presidency i.i the Arbru theater, Mexico City.
ALDERMAN JONES
ASKS CONSTITUENTS
TO VOTE FOR PAVING
Says That Nymore Would Be
tL-'ii
*f
MINNESOTA TO HOLD
STATE LAND SALE IN
BELTRAMI THIS YEAR
About 100,000 Acres to Be
Offered in Nine Counties
During 1920
St Paul, Feb. 17.One hundred
thousand acres of state land in Nor
thern Minnesota will be appraised
during 1920 and offered for sale.
The state still owns approximately
1,900,000 acres of land, largely in
Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Cook, Itasca,
Koochiching, Lake, Roseau and St.
Louis counties.
Section 5204, General Statutes
1913, provides that a maximum of
100,000 acres can be sold during any
one year.
Because of the statutory limitation
on the wages of cruisers, a very
small acreage of state lands was ap
praised during 1919. At the special
session oi the legislature, last fall,
tiiib wage restriction of the law was
removed and during this year State
Auditor J. A. O. Preus Iriins to ap
praise the maximum of lOOToOO acres.
The appraising in each county will
be based upon the proportion which
the state lands in that county bear
to the total acreage of state owned
lands in the state.
Each year here are numerous re
quests for the appraisal of certain
designated lands in certain counties.
It has been the policy of the state
auditor's office to comply with these
requests so far as possible and the
applications of actual settlers who
desire to purchase state lands lying
adjacent to their farms can and will
be given the most careful attention.
The lands to be appraised will also
be chosen within those areas which
are contiguous to railroads and most
easily put under cultivation by pros
pective settlers.
Sold at Public Auction
The lands will be sold at public
auction at the county court house as
provided by law. The minimum price
will be $5 per acre and will increase
in accordance with the estimates of
the state appraisers. Two appraisers
are selected, one by the state auditor
and one by the governor Under the
terms of sale, 15 per cent is paid
down at the time of the auction and
the balance any time within forty
years, Interest running at 4 per cent.
The original report of the apprais
er showing the character of the land
offered is filed at the state auditor's
office in St. Paul and is always open
to inspection of those Interested.
Copies of these reports will be placed
on file with the county auditors of
the counties in which the land is
located and will also bepen for pub
lic inspection.
The tracts to be appraised during
the coming season and which will go
to make up the great area of new
land that will offeredHo the public
in 1920 will be on sife beginning
with the fall sale in October.
Any suggestions, requests for ap
praisals or sale of state lands In this
locality, or ideas relative to the se
lection and sale of tracts in this
vicinity will be gladly received by
Mr Preus at his office in the capitol
in St. Paul.
NORTH DAKOTA G. 0. P. IS
NAMING DELEGATES
(By United Press)
Bismarck, Feb 17.Republicans
of North Dakota are holding their
state convention today to make re
commendations for state delegates to
the national convention and presiden
tial electors to be chosen in the March
17 primaries.
"PIONEER'*" CIRCULATION
Largest cirenlaftioraLMy paper in North
Central Mtafesos%f/AdYlMii|ing accepted
REPUBLICAN S
SHOUL OFFE
COMPROMISED
PEACETREAH
Lodge Asked Privately to Co n-
sider Change in Article
10 of Treaty
SO DEMOCRATS WILL
DEEM IT ACCEPTABLE
Democratic Leader Anxious tr
Bring Treaty Situation
to Early Climax
By George Martin
(United Press Correspondent)
Washington, Feb. 17.Senator
Hitchcock, democratic leader, has
notified Senator Lodge that he con
siders the present effort to ratify the
peace treaty hopeless, unless the le
publicans will accept one of the
democratic proposals for a compro
mise on Article X, or will offer some
compromise of their own, which the
democratic senators can accept, it
was learned today.
Hitchcock took this means ot
bringing the treaty situation to an
early climax, as forecast yesterday by
the United Press.
He went to Lodge privately, in
stead of making a statement In open
senate, as he had planned Lodge
leplied that for the present he would
not interfere to stop debate
RAIL DIRECTOR RESIGNS.
Washington, Feb 11.Hale Hol
den, railroad director of the Central
Western states, has resigned, Direc
tor General lllnes announced today.
H. Aishton, regional director of
the northwest, will assume Holden's
authority until March 1, when the
roads return to their owners.
Hines telegraphed all iegion.il di
lectors today, thanking them for
their cooperation
GRAYSON ANSWERS CALL.
Washington, Feb 1 7 Di Gary
Giayson, the president's private phy
sician, arrived at the White Mouse
about 11 o'clock lust night one of
the White House automobiles and
spent the remainder of the night
theie, it was learned this morning
This gave rise to reports that Wil
son's condition was worse
Shortly hefoie 10 clock this
moi mng, howe\ei the White House
stated there was no tiuth in the re
ports of the president being worse,
that he was up, shaving anil talking
to Dr Grayson
IMMEDIATE ACTION
NEEDED ON ARMORY
City Attorney Hallan Huffman re
turned this morning from St. Paul
where he interviewed Adjutant Gen
earl Rhinow, who is a member of the
State Armory Board He stated that
the board was to meet sometime this
week to take action on the Armory
situation throughout the state Long
Prairie has filed its application for
the appropriation and is standing
by, also, to go ahead with the project.
Moorhead has filed its application by
the time the board meets and has a
deposit to the state treasurer of
$10,000 cash.
Bemidji must get busy at once on
this proposition not to be snowett
under by either Moorhead or Long
Prairie Bemldji's application for
the National Guard appropriation
has been filed with the required cash
deposit in evidence of good faith but,
unless further action is taken at once
to straighten out the tangle which
the proposition seems to be in, a de
lay cannot 'be avoided.
CRIMINAL COURT
CALENDAR TAKEN DP
Court was adjourned on Monday
afternoon since no more civil cases
were in readiness for hearing. The
criminal calendar was begun this
morning, the first case being that of
Arthur O. RInehardt, charged with
assault upon Sam Lee of Blackduck.
At noon today the required num
ber of jurors had not been selected
and it was expected that the case
would take practically the entire day
and possibly longer. The Sherman
case on bank robbery will follow the
Rinehartd case.
MOOSE WILL MEET TONIGHT.
The lodge of the Loyal Order of
Moose, Bemidji lodge, will meet to
night in regular session, instead of
Wednesday night, as the every two
weeks Wednesday night sessions have
been changed to the two weeks Tues
day nights. There will be initiation
ceremonies tonight.
./I
J'
i

xml | txt