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May 28-r-High School Commence
ment at Grand theatre.
Hay 29fit. Paul Business Men's
Trade Tour will spend noon hour
June 2~Normal School Commence
nnt at Normal school.
June 6 to 19National Guard En
campment at Ft. Snelling,
TTune 7Stump Pulling Demon-
stration.16 June and 17 Convention of
.League of Municipalities of Minne*
June 16 Opening of Birchmont
Beach. t. _,.
June 17 and 18Northern Minne
sota Development Association annual
i summer outing.
June 22, 23, 24, 25-Northwestern
Fire Insurance Underwriters annual
outing, at Birchmont.
STRONG BID FOR
Increase of Trade Threefold
Since Outbreak of
(By International News Service)
London, May 21."Japan has in
creased her foreign trade threefold
ince the outbreak o the great war.
fihe has abundant and well-discipUn-
*d labor, gladly accepting: about one
*enth the rate asked by the English
-workers. Her textiles and silk goods
'sell from Lancashire to the heart of
Brazil. Her shipping lines are tak
Mg the place in world trade once
Iwld by Germany," writes F. A,.Mo-
Kenzle, in. the London Express.
"Her great weakness is that many
of the Japanese goods are slight,
trumpery and unreliable. The world
look them when it could buy no bet
ter, .but the world is already return
ing to its .old producers.
"The experienced East India mer
chant laughs at Japanese competi
tion. 'They will never do anything
Teally big,* he tells you 'They are
commercial hogs and want to grab
everything ifor themselves. You can
not trust them. Permanent business
cannot be built up without trust.
Their expansion is a mere flash in the
The old-timer is partly right in
bis facts. But wholly wrong in his
conclusions. The Japanese conduct
business according to a standard of
their own, which is not altogether
our standard. 'But their methods are
improving, and every year we feel
their competition more. This is the
more remarkable because of the tre
mendous handicaps they have impos
ed on themselves.
"The great Japanese industrial or
ganizations work hand-and-glove
with the government co-operation
between politicians and traders, to
the mutual interests of both, is car
ried In Japan at least as far as in
any country in the world. The Mi
kado's government, when it .became
firmly established, recognized that
foreign trade was essential for
world greatness, and so it started to
foster it. High protection, heavy
subsidies and liberal orders to infant
Industries were inaugurated. Pick
ed young men were sent at govern
ment expense to manufacturing cen
ters all over the world, particularly
to Englandto Newcastle and Shef
field, Oldham and Bradford, Thames
aide and Glasgow. They noted ev
erything. A certain amount of ma
chinery was imported.. In some cases
one machine was enough. The Japan
ese took it to pieces and made it
their model to build others.
"A factory system was introduced
without factory laws. Child labor
and girl labor were driven to the
maximum. Young women from the
country came under contract to the
great mills that sprang up around
Osaka. They were herded in com
pounds, paid about two-pence a day
and their food, housed sometimes in
the roughest sheds, warksd twelve
hours a day. The factories ran the
Whole twenty-four hours round, sev
en days a week, on two twelve-hour
shifts. Here was a. happy land where
there were no strikes, no unions, no
organized labor troubles. It was an
industrial paradefor the employers.
A few people did try to introduce So
cialistic doctrines among the work
ers: they were arrested in a bunch
convicted of plotting against the Em
peror, and executed.
"The factories grew to a lmnded
thousand workers, half a million
workers, seven hundred thousand
workers! Eventually factory laws
had to be passed.
"At the same time the Japanese be
gan to make sure of exclusive mar
gets outside their own country. They
were hampered by European and Am
erican diplomatic supersitions about
the maintenance of the "open door"
in the Par East. Now, the Russian
in his attempt to monopolize the Far
East, bragged a lot about how he was
going to have everything for himself,
while actually his advance helped out
trade. The Japanese tried another
plan. They solemnly promised that^
the door should be open, then shut it,*rr
declaring that their meaning of
'open door' was different from our
meaning of the same words.
"Europe, after a time, gradually
awakened to the fact that Japan was
building her own ships in place of
buying them from us that she was
.selling to our own customers, that
she was making machinery not only
for herself, but for her neighbors,
and that the output at the Osaka
mills was underselling Lancashire in
"Then came the war. The world
wa now forced to go mainly to two
-countries for its supplies. America
tflad Japan been five years fur
ther forward she might then have
Throughout the United States, the
week of May 30th to June 6th will
be observed as Boy Scout Week, with
a program of outdoor activities par
ticipated in. by the half a million
Scouts and Scout officials who com
pose the 17,000 local troops of the
Boy Scouts of America.
The program of the week will be
opened Sunday, May 30th, in the
churches of the country, talks being
made in churches of all denomina
tions on the merits of Scouting in
helping the boyhood of the commun
ity. In many instances Boy Scouts
-will make four minute addresses and
will otherwise participate in the pro
gram. Scouts to Promote Ovemteht Hikes.
^Friday, June 4th, will be known as
Overnight Hike Day, and it is expect
ed at least two houndred thousand
Boy Scouts will spend the night in
the woods, and in many communities
plans have been made to invite fath
ers of Scouts on the Overnight hike.
National Scout field day is planned
for Saturday, June 6th, with compe
tition in tent pitching, Are building,
wall scaling, signalling, trew-cart
demonstrations, tower and bridge
MAY SUPPLYWOOL FOR
(By International News Service)
London, May 21.British busi
ness men are behind a scheme to fur
nish supplies of wool, Jute and leath
er so as to start factories In Central
Europe. The Department of overseas
Trade has O. K.'d the plan, fout the
British treasury opposes it. Other
business men say only manufactured
articles sh6uld be exported from Eng
Those who would export raw ma
terial do not desire to do so until
the government is prepared to under
write any losses that might occur.
Now another scheme is on foot for
extension of credits to certain Euro
pean factories for purchase of raw
materials, or for putting outsub
lettingmanufacturing work by
British manufacturers to Central
European factories. Thus coul they
Europea factories ThuscouWthe
rate and get cheap labor.
Lorpushing Faringdon, among others, has
FIELD MEET OF S. D.
SCHOOLS OPENED TODAY
(By United Press)
Brookings, S. D., May 21The an
nual track and field meet of South
Dakota schools opened here today.
AH of the most important schools
in the state are participating.
Winners in the various events are
expected to take part in the national
games at Chicago.
made her position secure over half of
the world. But,, the opportunity came
before she was really prepared to
meet it. She turned out goods otf
an enormous scale. South America,
Australia, India and the islands of the
Pacific had to rely on her, but the
Japanese killed their trade in many
lines in Europe and America for a
generation ahead by shoddy produc
"There was great improvement in
quality, however, even during the
war. Many of the Japanese goods
which reachen -England in 1919 were
far superidr to those that came in
1915. The Japanese are shrewd
enough to learn, as Germany, learn
ed, that, 'cheap and nasty' is not
"We are only at the beginning of
Japanese commercial competition. It
will replace German in many mark-
THE TERRORS OF
RHEUMATISM NOW A
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Ma 30th to June 6th
To Be Boy Scout Week
_, a very excellent health measure. It
exchang^ rate and get cheap labor
Lor among others
been the campaign, hut ex
perts say that only when the British
government "takes the risk" by
guaranteeing payments can this en
terprise be carried out.
day 8 waste
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
by Bey Scouts
building and first'aid and life saving
work, Scout games, etc. Camp cook
ery with free samples of miniature
flap-jacks will be a feature of the field
Demonstrations of all Scouting ac
tivities will be hela during the week
throughout the country in commun
ities where Scout troops esiist in ord
er to show the work dojie by the
scouts. This will includelife sav
ing, safety-flrst, -clean-up J'and good
health campaigns and various other
activities^ for which the Boy Scouts
-"To Stimulate Extension."
"The outstanding purpose of Boy
Scout week is to stimulate interest in
scouting so as to reach a large pro
of the Boy Scouts of America.
"We want to* project the light of
public attention on the Boy Scouts
of America.as a movement which has
grown to be the largest qt-its kind
the world has ever known, a'brother
hood of organized boyhood which
builds solidly for the future, which
prepares the young of today for the
responsibilities of citizenship tomor-
row." ._,,,, i:
Get into the habit of drinking a
glass of not water before
Millions of folks bathe internally
now instead of loading their system
with drugs. "What's an inside bath"?
you say. Well it is guaranteed to
perform miracles according to hot
There are vast numbers of men
and women who, immediately upon
arising in the morning, drink a glass
of hot water with a teaspoonful of
limestone phosphate in it. This is
intended to flush the stonfcTeh, liver
Wdnevf kidneyls and
ine of the previouss intestiness
of the previou
indigestibleh rial left ovebilie the body whic
if not eliminated every day, become
food for millions of bacteria which
infest the bowels, the Quick result is
poisons and toxins which are then ab
sorbed into the blood, causing head
ache, bilious attacks, foul breath, bad
taste, colds, stomach trouble, kidney
misery, sleeplessness, impure blood
and all sorts of ailments.
People who feel good one day and
badly the next, but who simply can
not get feeling right are urged to
obtain a quarter pound of limestone
phosphate at the drug store. This
will cost very little but is sufficient
to make anyone a real crank on the
subject of internal sanitation.
Sun and Wind Bring Out Ugly Spots.
How to Remove Easily.
Here's a chance, Miss Freckle-face,
to try a remedy for freckles with the
guarantee of a reliable concern that
it will not cost you a penny unless it
removes the freckles while if it does
give you a clear complexion the ex
pense is trifling.
Simply get an ounce of Othine
double strengthfrom any druggist
and a few applications should show
you how easy it is to rid yourself
of the homely freckles and get a
beautiful complexion. Rarely is more
than one ounce needed for the worst
Be sure to ask the'druggist for the
double strength Othine*. as this
strength is sold under guarantee of
money back if it fails to remove
Every one canyou
can, if you'llonly use
ening strength and I
absolute purity in-1
suretKs.That'swhy cooking experts, do
I ers, big hotels, fail
roads and millions
of America's best.
Calumet contains only
such ingredients as have
beenapprovedofficiallyby theU.S.Food Authorities.
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TON NAGE TAX
Many people think that the iron mines do not pay as much
taxes as other properly.
Thiai. NOT TRUE.
Iron ore pays MORE taxes than ANY OTHER FORM OF
PROPERTY in the state.
HOW MUCH MORE?
Iron ore is aaseaaed 25% more than city property.
Iron- or* ia aaaeated 50% more than farm lands.
Iron ore is assessed 100% more than household goods.
Not only does iron ore pay on a higher valuation but it pays a
HIGHER RATE than Southern Minnesota.
HOW MUCH HIGHER?
The average tax rate of the forty-one
counties of Southern Minnesota is 41.63 amiHt
The average tax rate on all iron ore
mines in Minnesota is....._._.... 33.36 nufle
The tax rate on iron ore is 32.9%
higher than the .tax rate of the
counties of Southern Minnesota
which are .demanding a tonnage tax.
.Net a single Southern Minnesota
county pays as hiih a tax rate as
does iron ore. NOT ONE.
Many people think that the iron mines do not pay THE
This is what the STATE gets.
For the year 1919 the iron ore properties of the
state pay the state
In direct taxes $2,340,403.00
Ia gross earnings taxes
la state royalties ___.
you object to being double-taxed yourself?
If so, 'why do you insist upon double-taxing someone else?
Published by the MINNESOTA FAIR TAX ASS'N
Every believer in fair taxation is invited to join the association.
Memberships $1 each. Headquarters St. Francis Hotel, St. Paul, Mini
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1929
313 Second Street Phone 359-W
New anpl second-hand bi
cycles, guns, etc.
Guns, bicycles, locks, cash
registers, typewriters and all
See Rube- when you want a good job
done or a bargain in what we have.
All our Eagle Shirts for
Spring are made of ex
clusive fabrics with ex
clusive names given by the
makers, who are also the
weavers of Eagle shirtings.
Buy an EAGLE Shirt of
Middlesex Cord for in
stanceof Mindora Mad
rasof Luna Silkoth.
You can get a shirt any
Prices from $2.50 to $20
Money Cheerfully Refunded ..^r
Don't Blame Your Shoes
For "fire Feet
Your shoes aren't always to blame for tired feet!
Shoe comfort depends so much on the condition
of your feet. First correct the cause of that pain
in your feet, then see how good your shoes will feel.'
If your feet ache, if they tire easily, if your instep
or ankles pain, you probably have a tendency to
"weak foot." If neglected, this condition will grow
Give the foot a scientific support to keep the arch
We Understand Feet
Come into this store any timeand let our foot ex-(
pert examine your feet and advise you how to have
constant foot comfort. Heis able torelieveand cor*
rect your foot troubles by fitting and adjusting the!
properappliance to your feet. Let him demonstrate'
to you on your own feet
The tenderest and sorest feet can be relieved and
corrected. Come in any time, no charge, no obli
ji Shoe Store
315 Minnesota Avenue
OPPOSITE GIVEN HARDWARE COMPANY