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HAROLD KNUTSON
HAS MADE GOOD
Sixth District Congressman
Makes Fine Record In Na
tional Legislature.
ASKS FOR RE-ELECTION
HOT Don* Much for Soldiers, 8*llora,
i Marlnu and Hi* Constituents in
General8ome of Hia Accom
pllshments.
Congressman Harold Knutson has
announced that he will not leave
Washington while Congress is in ses
sion, even though the campaign is on
|n the Sixth district. In a recent let
ter to a friend in this city he said in
part: "It will not be possible for me
io leave Washington at this time, for
there are a number of important
jmeasures pending in congress and I
feel that my place is here until they
have been disposed of. I have every
Confidence that the voters of the 6th
District can be trusted to do the right
thing when the time comes, and I
will leave my political fortunes in
their hands."
That is the sort of Congressman
representing this district. In the
jstreesful campaign of two years ago
j&e refused to leave his post of duty
to come back and look after his own
{political welfare. In the heat of bat
tle he remained in Washington, faith
fully attending to the duties of his
office, and the result showed that his
confidence in the good Judgment of
the people was well founded.
Harold Knutson made good in Con
gress from the start. He took his seat
bi the body on April 2, 1917. Early in
his congressional career his col
leagues recognized his capacity, for
hard work and he was made assistant
HAROLD KNUTSON
Member of Congress.
whip of the Republican minority.
When the Republicans gained control
of the House as a result of the last
election, Mr. Knutson was made ma
jority whip, an honor never before
held by one so young in point of serv
ice, and in that capacity he has been
able to do much for the District. He
is a member of three important com
mittees, namely. Immigration and
Naturalization, Pensions, and Insular
Affairs, being second ranking mem
ber of the first two which makes him
to line for an important chairmanship
in the next Congress.
He is the author of a number of
important bills and resolutions,
among them being:
A resolution directing the Federal
Trade Commission to investigate and
report on profiteering and hoarding of
sugar.
A resolution appropriating $260,000
to be spent by the Bureau of Chemis
try, Department of Agriculture, to dis
cover a suitable substitute for gaso
line which, it is hoped, will result in
the finding of a power fuel that will
make it possible for those of small
means to operate tractors and auto
mobiles.
What He Has Done for the Farmer.
He took an active part in the pass
age of the bill authorizing the Secre
tary of the Treasury to purchase $64,-
000,000 worth of Farm Loan Bonds so
as to provide money for the Farm
Loan Banks with which to complete
all applications pending for farm
loans. As is well known, the con
stitutionality of the act establishing
the Farm Loan system is being at
tacked by large Eastern financial in
terests, and until the U. S supreme
couct passes upon the question next
October, it will not be possible to sell
Farm Loan bonds in the open market.
The passage of the bill referred to
will afford immediate relief to those
who have made application for loans
with which to build, buy necessary
farm equipment, and liquidate out
standing obligations, and this will
mean a great deal to the settlers of
northern Minnesota.
Mr. Knutson took a leading part in
the movement to repeal the "Day
light Savings" law, notwithstanding
opposition of the President, who
oed the bill providing for its re-
THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1920 THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
peal. Mr Knutson also voted to pass
the bill over the President's veto.
For Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.
Helped to secure passage of neces
sary legislation to allow discharged
service men to retain their uniforms
and other equipment.
He has taken an active part in the
campaign to modernize court martial
focedure in tab Army, and as a re
sult of the efforts put forth by himself
ana several otuer members of Con
gress, a subcommitee of the House
has been named
fc revise the military
code of the United States Army. It
is expected and hoped that this will
result in improving the condition of
the men in the service and in reduc
ing the sentences of those already
convicted and imprisoned for minor
offenses.
He voted for the Sweet Bill, which
increased the compensation of disabl
ed soldiers, sailors and marines, and
liberalized the insurance features of
the War Risk Insurance Act. Under
the provisions of this act the compen
sation to disabled ex-service men was
nearly trebled, and also increased the
benefits to their dependents.
He has secured the adjustment of
several thousand cases involving in
surance, allotments, compensation,
discharges, vocational training, bonus
and travel pay. His office enjoys the
distinction of not having lost a single
discharge certificate of the many hun
dreds handled by him and so we
might go on.
What He Has Done for Northern
Minnesota.
Now, let us get nearer home. Ask
anyone In Bemidji or Beltrami County
what he has done for this section and
see what they say. No matter ever
called to his attention has proven too
smal) or trivial to command his best
attention. He has worked hard tor
Northern Minnesota. In conjunction
with Congressman Halvor Steener
son, he has labored to secure legisla
tion necessary tor the deepening and
straightening of Red Lake River,
which will reclaim several hundred
thousand acres of fertile agricultural
land tributary to Bemidji, and it Is un
derstood that the Flood Control Com
mittee of the House has reported
this measure out favorably. This is a
piece of legislation earnestly desired
by the people of Beltrami and adjoin
ing counties.
Until Mr. Knutson was sent to con
gress it seemed impossible to get the
Engineers of the War Department to
regulate the water levels in the Fed
eral reservoirs at the headwaters of
the Mississippi in the Interest of ag
riculture. Prior to 1917, surplus wat
ers were run off without regard to In
terests of the farmers living in the
territory adjacent to the various reser
voirs, especially Leech Lake, but a
short time after getting to Washing
ton, Mr. Knutson succeeded in chang
ing that policy.
Congressman Knutson has succeed
ed in securing an appropriation of
$105,000 for construction of a highway
across the Cass Lake Forest, so that
by next fall there will be a good road
from Bemidji to Duluth. It i expect
ed that work on this project will be
commenced in the very near future.
When Mr. Knutson first became a
candidate for congress, it was urged
against him that, coming from one of
the best developed and richest coun
ties in the state (Stearns), which is
situated in the southern end of the
district, he would not understand the
needs of the more northern and unde
veloped countries. He has proven
that he does understand the needs of
this section, and is always ready to
give his sympathetic assistance to
every movement looking to the devel
opment of Northern Minnesota. There
are a number of rural routes and
postoffices In this section which he
has assisted in establishing, and the
homesteader has in him a good and
faithful friendBemidji Sentinel.
POLITICAL ADVERTISING.
(Inserted by Harold Knutson, in
his own behalf. The sum of $10.80
to be paid.) Id6-17
Prisoners in Famous Tower.
Not everybody can boast of having
been imprisoned In the Tower of Lon
don, but history witnesses to many
people having been there and feeling a
good deal less amused than did a par*
ty of sight-seers who found them
selves locked in the tower. While
visitors were inspecting the armories
and vaults in the White tower, the gar
rison was suddenly aroused by the
ringing of the alarm bells, which Im
mediately resulted in the barring and
bolting of gates and doors, so that no
egress was possible. It Is supposed
that, In connection with therepejfa
going on, a workman nnintentiOBally
touched a wire attached to the alarm
signals.
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