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HUBrecase 4- MEMBER UNITED PRESS Ths Pioneer is member of the United Today\ world's^ news today. BEM VOLUME XVIII. NO. SO HEALTHOFFICER WARNS PEOPLE TOFOLLOWOUT \SAFETY RULES Measles at This Time "FLU" REGULATIONS N days after1, J Are Causing a Serious Situation ALSO PROMULGATED Suggestions for Keeping Epi- demic From Spreading Broadcast Dr. E. A. Shannon, city health physician, is notifying the public of Bemidji" with reference to regula tions concerning the control of meas les to be enforced. All cases should be promptly reported, houses pla carded and children exposed in tho family excluded from school. "Measles.at this time is a very seri ous situation in Bemidji, and unless Handled promptly ana effectively may, during the next ,few weeks, cause more deaths than resulted from influenza during 1918 and 1920, says Dr. Shannon in his warning. Influenza Regulations. Regulations are also issued for governing the control of influenza to be enforced, they being as follows: All cases to be reported to the local health officer House to be placarded ,and othe*sno employed outsidSe *rtJWCft",1,*.t5 il-lgaind anIr a,M,r !on S** West .Texad mighj, -temperature in.the Refers Churches. Sunday schoolo and prayer meet ings should be discontinued, ^as well as church sociables, unless such so cia-bles can 'be arranged, which will prevent attendance of infected per sons. Church services can be allowed to continue if ushers provide space be tween parishioners when possible, and when the minister explains to liis congregation the purpose of these restrictions. Busses, running between Bemidji and Nymore, shall cofivey only seat ing capacity and have all windows Temoved until further notice. Because of the overcrowding in the school ^uildings, the school board should provide^ assistance for the school nurse. H1NES ISSUES ORDERS FOR RETURN OF ROADS Washington, Feb. 25.Director General Hines has issued orders which provide for the formal trans- \r fer of authority now exercised by railroad administration officials to )t the corporations -which resume con trol of the lines March. 1. In a telegram to regional directors, Mr. Hines declared that the names of corporate officers be ascertained to whom deparment heads will report after federal operation ends and ap propriate instructions issued to em ployes. n6rfe I v--_i ...to **i normal i button local bi become normal Childreon founhbonm(h wit coughs,. colds, ""aches, or symptoms, which might ibe symptoms of influenza, to be reported as suspected influenza.and warning sign posted until diagnosis can be arrived at: I Air cases of influenza and suspect ed cases to be given to the school nurse by the health officer. A nurse be employed to assist the health officer in following up of cases and the enforcement of regula tions. A man be assigned ^o" the health -officer to assist in posting and remov ing signs ana to see that families are properly attended to, so far as provi sions are concerned. Public Meetings Banned. All public gatherings will be re stricted. Dances and private parties discon tinued for the present. Movies allowed to continuejf they can guarantee well persons present against exposure. If the* managers allow no coughers 'or sneezers to be present, it is desirable to have the anovies continue. 'Pool halls to run, must allow only players in the hall. There must be no loafing about the'room at any time. Officers of lodges should notify members, not to attend if coughing or sneezing. This should be taken up at the meeting and if they can be conducted with the assurance of no one ill being in attendance, lodge meetings need not be restricted. FROM THE "AL CAPITOL Campaign. ?:T" (By Unv yress) Washington, Few* 25A-Thef ord nance department of army today Is .officially hunting^or Army Colt "for ty-five" pistol No. 932,386, and while no one erfpecte to* find it, the "search" is the key toft story of how an Amer ican lieutenant of the\tank corps in curred the rage of an Australian gen eral in order to participate in one of the big actions of the war. In one of the 27th Division's ac tions against the Hindenburg line, the 301st American Heavy Tank bat talion wds co-operatfhg with the Aus tralian corps. A lieutenant in com mand of one of the tanks found that he was short of gas, with hours of fighting before him. In a forage of the country, he came across the limousine of the Australian com manding general, occupied only by the chauffeur. Naturally a general's chauffeur' would not listen to the pleadings of a second lieutenant. The Australians ihad the reputa tion of being souvenir-hunters sec ond only to jthe Americans. The lieu tenant offered his army Colt to the chaffeur for the use of the general's car. The brtbe was/accepted. -The car returned to the lieutenant's tank with its luxurious interior piled with tins of petrol. The irate general was there and shouted, "Younig man, I'll have you cjburt-martialled for this." The lieutenant nonchalantly said that since he had enough gas to take him into the rest of the fight, he more than likely would never come back for trial. He did come back, however, but the general had forgot his griev ance. Blanton Storm Center. Representative Blanton, Texas, is one of the storm centers of the house, and because of it has incurred the en mity of nfany members. In order to make a recent statement emphatic, iBlanton used the words "God Almighty." Representative King of Illinois, in sisted^ that the words were profane and slould be ruled out of the Con gressional Record. Blanton turned to King an said: Jfle -b be damned., i We ii, j'l have begun to RAILROAD EMPLOYES THREATEN TO BREAK THEIR AFFILIATION Immediate Solution of Ques- tions on Wage Proposals Not^ Expected Washington, Feb. 25.Threats of a break in the affiliated railroad em ployes organizatons militated against immediate solution of the questions before the representatives of the 2,- 000,000 rail-workers conferring here on President Wilson's proposal for a settlement of their wage demands. Because of the wide divergency of views held by the committeemen called to Washington to consider the White House policy, executives of the organisation admitted they did not know whether they coula hold the strength they had gained when it was agreed ten days ago that the organization should affiliate to con sider the proposal. In every conference, it -was said, demands for an appeal to the presi dent to veto the railroad bill contin ued to grow more insistent. The leaders also were f&rced to combat moves of radical elements in several directions. NEW COUNTY SHERIFF ASSUMES HIS DUTIES International' Falls, Feb. 25. Sheriff J.ohn P. Wall of oochiching county, recently appointed by Gover nor Burnquist to serve as successor to-H. T. Mcintosh, missing for sev eral weeks, has taken official charge here. No incident of importance marked the change. Sheriff Wall immediately went to the sheriff's office where the three deputies who'served under Mcintosh were waiting for him. Wall imme diately reappointed two of the depu ties. They are F. U. Day and Hugh Reidy. Wall appointed as his chief deputy Hugh Van Etten. N. D. UNIVERSITY WINS. In a spirited contest last evening at Grand Forks, the North Dakota university aggregation defeated the North Dakota "Aggies" by a score of 34 to 15. Over 1,000 fans witnessed the encounter. Dr. J. W. Diedrich of Bemidji officiated as referee. .iS.'-Ji WOULD ATTRACT MUCH GET T&DAYS NEWS OUT OF TODAYS PAPER BEMIDJI, MINN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. 25, 1920 FIREMEN SOING AFTER 1923 MEETIN OF 1NNES0T1 h. Decided at Session Held Tues- day Evening Delegates A re Appointed ATTENTION O BEMIDJI New Armory Would Be Ideal Convention Hall Fire Boys Are Optimistic At the regular monthly meeting of the Bemidji Fire Department and Re lief association, held Tuesday even ing, it was unanimously decided to try and secure the 1923 con vention of the fire departments of the state, for Bemidji. Chief Charles Dailey, N. E. Given, John Falls," John Cline, Clarence Grover, J. J. Doran, Paul Winklesky, Arne Sande and Ed Ripple were elect ed as delegates and alternates to at tend the state ^convention, to be held this year at Jfoorhead, on June lo and 16. A committee of three, consisting of Barney Erickeon, J. J. Doran and A. N. Gould, was selected as a pub licity committee and every effort will be maintained by them to have the "city of enterprise" entertain the "fire fighters" in 1923. The present officers of the Minne sota State Fire Department associa tion are: N. B. Remby, president, Moorhead John Berg, first vice pres ident, International Falls William Kin an a saia iaeni uuernauuna i J?,HS WIUUUU i County Ditch No. 36 which runs from "I think the'famous expression of E. Cudmore, second vice president,''inuuiiu Euclidjiu to Eas Granud Forks, on mil _. _v* ,n i.A added 'Rochester John A.. Gross, secretary.,' niurm imtn* AlrwtfcRKn Pftrti tranira, Red Wing, and Frank W. Hanson, treasurer, Rush City. flower forth in celluloid beauty General Leonard Wood's buttons second vice president at the conven made- their appearance first. They tion this year and will then be as- ^uvuu, iwr mcui tuuciw are dark blue, with a picture of the sured of the meeting place of the de- the repair of ditch 36 and for three o__ 4.^ uirom tnhnonn'R i9Q .12 foot snans in the rnnnir nt tiitrh generali. Senator. Hiram, Johnson's partment*irtn 1923. follow closely, find have guite eclips ed the daTk modest Wood emblems. Johnson's buttons bears broad stripes of red, white and blue, while across the white strips in blue letters ap pears the legend "I'm for Hiram." The Johnson boomers consider this button very'snappy. ANNUAL BANOUET OF BEMIDJI ASSN. TOMORROW NIGHT Feature of Spread Will by "Real One" An excellent menu and program has been ft arranged for the annual banquet fif the Bemidji Civic and Commerce association to be held at the Markham hotel tomorrow evening and to begin at 8 o'clock.' R. L. Given, president of the association, will preside as toastmaster. The feature of the after-dinner program is to be the address by Curtis M. Johnson of Rush City, on "The Road to Happiness." Mr. Curtis is a most able speaker and all of Be midji's business men who have had occasion to hear him speak before this time state that he will surely prove to be even better than ex pected. They all are more than pleased to know that- he has been secured to address the annual ban queters. Orchestral selections will be given by Mrs. C. R. Sanborn, violin Mrs. G. Oliver Riggs, piano, and Percy Riggs, drums. Tickets are on sale by the secretary of the association at $1.50 each, and all who have not secured one yet are urged to do so at once. ALLIES ASK ROtTMANIA TO SHOW HUMANITY (By United Press) Paris, Feb. 25.The council of ambassadors this afternoon decided to recommend to their respective gov ernments that they ask Roumanla to show clemency, toward the Hungar Bemidji must secure the office of bidder and received the contract for The convention next year goes to 32. The contract for Jcjmcrete brid- International Falls and in 1922 to ges on Ditch No. 126 Was not let un- Rochester and with plenty of push and get together it will meet in Be midji the following year. This "is a matter that should have the full attention of every citizen of Bemidji. The fire department and relief association, are back of it to a man. It means a big advertisement for the "metropolis of North Central Minnesota." The new ?60,000 ar mory Will be in readiness and should the convention meet here in the sum mer of 1923, the delegates will return to their homes fully satisfied that the "city of enterprise," situated among the towering pines and beautiful lakes is a sure enough wide awake community and they won't forget. Start boosting now. ouu c uvv, w. ore cars for use on the Mesaba range ians, who are held prisoners in that during the summer for coal hauling country. In the winter. iri' iff BEMIDJI CONTRACTOR IS LOWEST BIDDER FOR DITCH REPAIRING Excavation and Repair Ditches No. 32 and 3 6 ROTARY SNOW PLOW CLEARING THE TRACKS An- interesting picture showing one of the latest type rotary railroad snow plows whirling the snow off the tracks near Dunkirk, N. Y., following the recent storm. of Let in Crooikston Grookston, Feb. 25.J. C. Parker of Bemidji was the successful bidder in the repair of county ditch No. 32, which ^uns a mile south of the Nor thern pacific tracks from Euclid to East Grand Forks. His old was $15,- 224.97, the lowesLln a field of seven bidders.' Benard !& Son of Minne apolis were awarded the repair of mastt maurums ouue limee. nari&PtAe Northern-Paei fie tracks at ?17,148.27. P: H. Gramer of this city was low metal culverts on Ditch No. 126, fisted north of Euclid fo metal culverts in 12 foot' span in th repair of ditch til late yesterday afternoon. Be Af ter-Dinner Address HIGH SCHOOL BASKET FIVE PLAYS CROOKSTON HIGH TEAM TONIGHT Locals Left Today for Scene of Encounter in Crooks- ton's Armory Bemidji High school basketeers traveled to Crookston today to "take on" the Crookston High school aggre gation, in what is expected to be a hard fought contest, to be staged at the Armory in that city tonight. Crookston's outfit will make an ef fort to wipe out the defeat suffered at the hands pf Bemidji recently, when the locals won the battle by a count of 15 to 14 on the local Armory floor. The Bemidji team has developed considerably since playing Crook ston and, with the exception of Little Falls, has cleared away an entire field of competition. Week before last the locals defeated Fosston, the same team that earlier in the season won from them by a i to 1 count, and piled up a score of 24 against 12 for the visitors. The local boys have been practic ing regularly every afternoon and al though they took part in no games last week, they have been working up some good p'lays. It is expected that the contest at Crookston tonight will toe one of the best put up by the local team, and to win *they must all play in their strongest form. MEXICAN BANDrrS CAPTURE ANOTHER _. (By United Press) Washington, Feb. 26.Mexican bandits have captured Barry Hogar ty, American citizen* in Durango and are holding him for ransom, accord ing to advise received by the state department. GREAT NORTHERN BUYS FIFTY LOCOMOTIVES (By United Press) St. Paul, Feb. 25.The Great Nor thern Railway company announced today the purchase of fifty heavy freight locomotives and 1000 steel *%Mm' 'i PIONEE Weather forecast 24 hrs., Markham Fair weatner, fresh winds tonight. BEMIDJI ASSN. WILL HOLDANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS MARCH 9 Fifteen Directors Will First Be Chosen From Eligible Candidates Annual election for the Bemidji Civic and Commerce association will ibe held on March 9, at 8 o'clock in the evening at the rooms of the asso ciation. Fifteen directors will be chosen for /'-.he ensuing year, every member dn ^good standing being eligible. From the board of directors, which will be selected, a president will be named as well-as a vice president and a sec: bnlf-vTo'e president/: The present directors of the asso ciation are R. XJ. Given, president H. C. Baer, H. L: Huffman, C. L.. George W. Rhea, J. L,. Elwell,. R. H. Schumaker, C. W. Vandersluis, G. W. Harnwell, W. Z. Robinson, H. Z. Mitchell, E. H. Denu. G. M. Torrance, George T. Baker and A. L. Molander. One week previous to the election, ballots bearing the names of the, members eligible as new directors will be sent to each member of the organization who is to choose 15 and return the ballot. Count will be taken of the balloting at the annual meeting and the fifteen having the largest number of votes will be nam ed to the directorship. WILL DESTEOY SHIPPING. (By United Press) Paris, Feb. 25.The council of Ambassadors decided today that the excess German shipping which was not distributed to the Entente\powers will be destroyed. OPPORTUNITY OFFERED TO LEARN PROGRESS OF PUPILS IN MUSIC Miss Fibigar, Instructor i! o/ "PIONEER'S" CII Largest circulation Centra^' Minnesota, on tin* guarantee. in Music, to Direct Program Friday Night Citizens of Bemidji will have an opportunity on the evening of Fri day, February 27, to learn of the progress being made by the pupils of Bemidji's public schools in the study of music by attending the mu sical extravaganza entitled "Hiawa tha's Childhood," to be staged at the Grand theatre under the direction of Miss Martha Fibigar, instructor of music. The production is replete with tmany interesting features in cluding a "dance of the fire flies." Sixty pupils will take part in the presentation and with the exception of a few soloists, the total number will be from the Central and Lin coln schools. The production is a classic and especially adapted to chil dren's voices. Regular rehearsals are being held under the direction of Miss Fibigar and the children are showing great interest in the work. Two soloists from the High school will also take part in the production in which there are also five speaking parts. It is urged that there be a large attendance to witness the play to be come better acquainted with the work being done by the pupils of Be midji's schools. FORMER PREMIER IS ELECTED TO HOUSE (By United Press) London, Feb. 25.Herbert As quith, former premier, was elected to the House of Commons from Pals ley district, it was announced today. -i- 'f. 'viV/v"'".v'./, fvU #"*?"&w* .-.,4 45c PER MONTH WHITE HOUSE NAMES COM NEW OFFICIAL CLOSE FRIEND OF ROOSEVELT Allied Premiers Receive Presi- dent's Reply to Note on the Adriatic (By-United Press) Washington, Feb. 25.Bainbridge Colby has been appointed secretary of state to succeed Robert Lansing, the White House announced today. Colby's appointment came as even more of a surprise than the resigna tion of Larasing at the request of the president. While Colby has been a strong sup porter of the Wilson administration, he is generally regarded as a progres sive republican, and was actively identified with the campaign of Theo dore Roosevelt for the republican nomination in 1912. Later, he was a candidate for governor of and senator from New York on the progressive ticket. Colby was at the White House this morning to see the president. WILSON'S EEPLY DELIVERED. (By United Press) London, Feb. 25.President Wil son's reply to the allies'..Cpminunlca-A tion, in response to his recent Adri-' atic note, was delivered to the coun cil of premiers shortly after noon today. The council Immediately be gan discussion of the document, it was learned. RAIL BILL GOES TO GOVERNMENT BUREAU I Washington. Feb. 25.President Wilson will not act immediately on the compromise railroad bill passed by the senate. It was announced at the White House that the president had directed that the measure be referred to the department of Justice as soon\ at is reached the White House from congress. The executive has ten days in" which to pass upon the act before it can become a law without his signa ture. It is generally expected that he will be urged by representatives of the railroad brotherhoods and or ganized labor generally to veto the bill because of its labor and other provisions. The railroad men oppose this sec tion because it provides for tripar tite labor boards whereas they desire to return to the old method of nego tiation and decision by representa tives of the workers and the rail- WANTED WOMEN TO CARE FOR NEEDS OF "FLU" PATIENTS The help of women are .badly need ed to go from house to house where there are cases of influenza and look after those who are in need of help. Should be capable of doing bedside work and necessary household work. This notice is given to the Pioneer by Mrs. Arnold, phone 383, chairman of the Red Cross committee. RAH. UNION PREPARE NOTE FOR PRESIDENT By Ralph Couch (United Press Correspondent) Washington, Feb. 25.The special containing a direct request that he went into executive session today to frame a note to President Wilson]^ coqtainign a direct request that he veto the Cummins-Esch rail bill. Wilson is studying the measure. Union leaders have said that they are prepared to continue the fight against the bill even if it does be come a law. NOTED SCHOOL EDUCATOR IS SLAM (By United Press) Los Angeles, Feb. 25.Miss Flor ence Housela, aged fifty, former head of the Hundington Hall school for girls at South Pasadena, was mur dered in bed early today by an assas sin who tried to cover up the crime toy setting the building on fire. H. W. Bvrown, aged 58,committe pected ofv suicide. d%JL IM 1 SUCCESSOR OF -SECY LANSING Wilson's Appointment Came as Surprise, More Than His Recent Action 4 Mi 1 i: j a a and sus- the crime ^JL Jjfp&itfSi MM^L.,^ #&-!