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SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1920
CONVICK WILL HAVE
TEAM IN THE FIELD
'Work on Jefferson Highway
Stretches Is Being
For several years Gonvick. has
-maintained a .baseball team and a
comparatively good one. This year
will see no exception to the rule,, ex
cept that the 1920 team will be the
strongest aggregation that ever rep
rweilt$fl the little Sop city. And the
DeVpart of it all is thatthe cjb will
lie exposed of home talent with the
frofisfble exception of one man.
Since the removal of "Billy"
Wiench from the village the pitc
ing department has been in a bad
way and all attempts at developing
-a local twister and still keep the line
up intact have proved futile. How
ever, efforts are now being made to
secure a capable hurler and this hole
in the line-up will be plugged before
the season is far advanced.
Organization of the team was per
fected at a recent meeting at which
W. W. Jones was elected manager.
Members of the team chose Newell
Johnson as captain. Mr. Johnson is a
Taske and baseball man of well
fcnown ability and is certain to make
-st" splendid field captain. He has
had his men out to practice this
week and hopes to have them in con
The season will officially open in
Oonvick on Sunday, May 23rd, and
it will be "some" opening according
^o present plans. Mcintosh will op
pose the home team with play to be
gin at 3:30 o'lock. The Gonvick
*Conimunity band, numbering more
than fifty pieces is co-operating with
the baseball officials to make the
opening a real affair and have select
ed the above date for their nrst pub
lic appearance. The organization
will head a parade to form on Main
street and march to the ball park
where ceremonies will take place and
where the iband will play. Mayor
F. A Norquist will hurl the first
ball and Alderman P. 0. Pederson
will be proi-jiid up behind the plate
with a big mit to ijeceive it.
May 23, however, will not be the
first game for the local team. They
have accepted an invitation to help
tilt the baseball lid at Mcintosh next
Sunday in return to the game to be
played here the following Sunday.
The fact that the Ideals have tackled
Mcintosh right off the bat who with
its all-salaried players is regarded
as one of the toughest propositions
in this section, is evidence sufficient
that the local men believe they have
the making of a strong club and will
be a contender for championship hon
ors in this part of the state. The
game at Mcintosh will be called at
3:40 o'clock. A large number of
fans are expected to accompany the
Soo to Fix Crossing: on Jefferson
Another important announcement
-relating to road improvement is
made by Superintendent Michaels of
the Soo Line with reference to the
crossing east of the Soo station, in
-a communication to A. F. La Budde,
secretary of the Gonvick Community
slu.D Supt. Michaels states that
^workmen who have charge of such
work have been ordered to come to
Gonvick immediately and begin work
on the improvement. When this work
-incompleted, graveling of the small
remaining stretch of the Jefferson
"Highway in the 5th commisisoner
^district will be resumed and will in
all probability include the surfac
ing of portions of Main street and
Second avenue over which thorough
-fares the road is routed through the
There are many friends in the com
munity who will be interested in the
wedding of Miss Nettie Melquist of
Brskine and Olai Skime of Gonvick
w,hich occured Sunday at the Luther
an church in Mclntosn, Rev. Meuse,
pastor in that city officiating. The
ceremony was performed at 5 o'clock.
The bride was attended by her sis
-tgr. Miss Anna Melquist, and Elmer
z&ixne was the groom's attendant.
Bfr. Sklme and his bride arrived in
the village yesterday afternoon after
a- honeymoon trip. They will be at
"home to their friends shortly at their
apartments in the Gonvick meat mar
BIG HIGHWAY APPROPRIATION
State of Wyoming Has Let Contracts
for improvements to Cos*
$3,000,000 in 1920.
The total estimated cost of highway
iwprovements for which the Wyom
ing state highway department has let
contracts, and which will be complete
& during the present year, exceeds
$8,000,000. This total represents $15
(for each Inhabitant of the state.
Moroccan Road Traffic
Traffic on the (French) Moroccan
ttlgbways Is very large. In addition to
the transport of passengers by pri
vate or public automobiles, the roads
permit an important movement of
merchandise by motortrucks.
Cities Could Not Survive.
Without roads, cities could not snr
,vive, and country-folk would be with
'out many of the present necessities,
comforts, an luxuries of life, which
they are now able to enjoy.
iraocEBDnras or THE crrr cotrw-
OXK, C1TT 0 7 BEWBJX.
AFBXX. 36, 1920.
Regular session of the city council
held in the Council chambers at 8 O'CIOCK
p. m. A quorum being present meeting
"I CANNOT SING THE OLD SONGS"
You don't find many fishworms in
a sand bank. There is nothing there
for them to eat. Nor will you find
many in light, sandy soil. I'here is
not much more to eat there than
in the sand bank.
If you will put a thick layer of
leaves on sandy soil and place a few
fishworms on the leaves something is
likely to happen. The worms will
make their way through the leaves to
the tc* of the soil. Then they will
begin to eat the leaves and draw
them into the holes in the soil that
the earthworms are always making.
The small bits of leaves along with
the small bits of soil pass through the
YESFEED THE FISHWORMS!
The Richer the Garden the More Earthworm* There Will Be, and the
More Earthworm, the More Humu*and the More Humui the
More Food. Feed the FUhwornw and They Will Feed You
(Written for the United States School Garden Army.)
was called to order,
Upon roll call the following aldermen
were declared present Bagley. Boyce
Backus, Palmer, Carver, Baniell, Jones,
Vandersluis. Absent, Cooper, McKinnon,
Minutes of the last regular session
were read and approved.
The following bills after being audited
were upon motion and second allowed:
Ezra Clark," personal injury settle
Street gang, street labor 346.10
Thersa Erickson, nurse service
aqcount health officer Z86.56
Ordinance No. 109 was read the third
time and declared duly passed and car
ried by the following vote: "Ayes Bag
lev, Boyce, Backus, Palmer. Carver, Bar
nell, Jones, Vandersluis. "Nays none.
Absent, Cooper, McKinnon, Morken.
Ordinance No. 112 was read the third
time and declared duly passed and car
ried by the following vote: "ay
none. "Ayes"Bagley, Boyce, Backus,
Palmer, Carver, Barnell, Jones, Vander
sluis. Absent, Cooper, McKinnon, Mork
"brdinance No. 113 was read the third
time and declared duly passed and car
ried by the following vote: 'Ayes
Bagley, Boyce, Backus, Barnell, Jones,
Vandersluis. "Nays"Palmer Carver.
Absent. Cooper, McKinnon, Morken.
Bids for the printing of ptticial Pub
lications were opened and read, being as
follows: Bemidji Pioneer Publishing Co.
75c per legal folio of 260 ems, for the
first publication, and 35c per legal folio
for subsequent insertions.
The said bid was upon motion ana
seconded duly declared accepted.
Bids for the cleaning of the septic
tank and removal of sludge were opened
and read, being as follows: Jos. Hahn,
$410.00. The bid was declared accepted
on motion and second.
Amplication of John Stebe for dray
license was granted.
Application of Anton Wold for jitne
license was granted.
Application of Jonis Erickson for jit
ney license was granted.
Report of the municipal court fpr
period ending April 26th, Showing $184.-
00 paid the city treasurer was read and
Estimate of cost of laying pavement
and storm sewer for the east and west
alley line of block 14 as submitted by
the city engineer was read and accepted,
and the city clerk instructed to adver
tise for bids for said" construction.
Communication from the Sentinel Pub
lishing company in regard to printing
of a booklet of facts and figures regard
ing the various departments of the city
government, to be used for the meeting
of the Iieague of Municipalities conven
tion, was read, and referred to the Muni
cipal "League committee, being Mayor
Johnson and Alderman Boyce.
Communication from the Supervisors
of the Town of Grant .Valley, for certain
road construction was read and on mo
tion and second placed on file.
On motion and second the matter of
the street crossing at Mississippi avenue
and Fourth street was referred to the
street and alley committee.
It was moved and seconded that the
old hose cart and any condemned hose on
hand, be loaned to and for the use of the
Bemidii Mfg. Co. Carried.
It was moved and sronried that the
Assistant Fire Marshall be instructed to
Investigate the Kaplan block in regard to
fire escapes. Carried.
The city engineer was directed to as
certain the cause of obstruction of the
sewer at Sixth and Seventh streets and
The building committee was instructed
to examine the East Side fire hall, and
report the necessary repairs required, at
the next regular meeting.
There being no further business it was
moved to adjourn. Adjourned.
C. W. VANDERSLUIS,
City Clerk. U6-15
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
bodies of the worms and are finally
cast out at little pellets on the sur
face beside the holes. You can see
suck little piles of pettets almost any
summer morning by looking in the
This experiment shows what is
happening all summer in every gard
en where leaves and fishworms are
present. And it is not leaves alone
that the fishworms eat. All kinds
of plant materials soft enough for
them to get hold of are devoured
and the particles passed through their
bodies to be cast out as pellets on
the surface. In this helpful way the
earthworms have been very helpful
in increasing the depth of soils. For
while one worm alone may not do
much in one year, a million worms
in a hundred years will accomplish
a great deal.
You will readily see that this
grinding up of the leaves in the bod
ies of the worms makes them more
useful in furnishing food to roots
of plants. The tiny root hairs can
penetrate all through the fine parti
cles and absorb moisture and food.
But the grinding up is also helpful
in another way. The soil is full of
minute germs called bacteria, which
are always at work producing food
for the plant growth. These bacteria
can work much better in, this finely
ground leafy material than in coarse
leaves. So the worms are cf great
assistance in making the soil richer
in chemicals for growth.
Even the holes that the worms
make in the soil are helpful. They
permit air to penetrate and rain to
run in, thus furnishing two of the
most necessary things to keep the soil
in action.. On this account alone it is
desirable to have earth worms in the
Humus is called the Food Produc
er. When you feed fallen leaves to
the fish worms they become producers
of humus and enrich the soil by so
doing. They help to make the soil
better, but they must have plant ma
terials to do it with. In general the
richer your garden the more earth
worms there will be. And the more
earthworms the more humus and the
more humus the more food, and food
Is what every soldier of the School
Garden Army is after.
So it all comes down to this: If
you feed the fishworms the fishworms
will feed you.
YIELD WHITE-SHELLED EGGS
Mediterranean Breeds Are Beat Suited
for ProductionDo Not Make
Poultry of the Mediterranean or egg
breeds are best suited for the produc
tion of white-shelled eggs. Represen
tatives of this class are bred largely
for the production of eggs rather than
for meat production. Among the pop
ular breeds of this class are: Leghorn,
Minorca, Ancona and Andalusian. One
of the outstanding characteristics of
the egg breeds Is the fact that they are
classed as nonsltters. That is, .as a
rale, they do not become broody and
hatch their eggs. When fowls of this
class ase kept, artificial incubation and
brooding are usually employed,
Not Very Far.
"I told that promoter I'd buy two
hares of bis stock."
"Welir "He said two shares wouldn't do mo
"He's probably riant Two shares
wouldn't go very far aa wallpaper."
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