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within 100 wiles of Bemidji has the largest circulation is Northern Minnesota. VOLUME XIX. NO. 76 i* Chkrmian Concert Party1 -f^T" and Dr. John Marvin Dean Score a Big Hit Sunday DI GIORGIO ORCHESTRA PLAYS AGAIN TONIGHT He Junior Town Promj&es to be Interesting Feature for Smaller Children A more appropriate selection could not 'have been mad for the opening of the Bemidji Chautauqua than that of the Charmian Concert Party. They were "charming," every one of them, and their selections were well receiv ed. Jean SnMh captivated her hear ers with 'her readings. With a most 'attractive personality, attd all her personality put into her numbers, she made a real hit with the Chautauqua fans. Grace Wynn captivated her audience with her smiles before they even heardl hem voice. She possesses a clear mellow voice with an especi ally clear enunciation. Her nuanfbers were generously encored. Harry Laud'er has nothing on Jo King when it comes to real Scotch songs. She has a way of singling herself into her hearers' hearts and she did it yester day. Her contralto voice is -a very pleasing one. Master of the violin, Helen Dvorak, upholding the reputa tion of the fiamfily name, thrilled the audience with her performance. Her selections were enthusiastically re ceived. Helen Wing, with her quaint pianologues and her masterly work at the rt-a.no completed) the party. Prank S. Hollett, superintendent o the Bemidj'i Chautauqua, in his opena^ ing remarks stated that the motto ot the chiautauqua iwas "smile." How well the Charmian Concert Party have 'trained to follow the motto was fully demonstrated. In the evening Dr. John Marvin Dean of) New York ri'ty in his lec iture, "America's Tomorrow," carried his hearers through, tbe tpast accom SK^&*5Sfti*iffi-ffllBB CLUB-START S the wonderful possibilities of the fu ture. 'Whether America had reached the zenith of her progress and was started on the decline, was a matter to determine according as to whether greater men are guiding the ship of state, as to whether more noble prin ciples actuate the great mem of our nation today than in the past, and as ito whether our statesmen wtill see be yound the petty mercenary and self ish motives that are the basis' of much of our legislation and get that broader view of the needs of human ity. Dr. Dean enumerated a number of the old fashioned things he would, like to see more of. His' plea was for the) amelioration of the poor in the crowded centres of population, 'the better education of all people the nation and' the working1 out of i. people that would go fc-th with a smile to the performance l's woi Id wide duties. The DiGiorgiio orchestra gave a concert this afternoon and will give a thirty-minute prelude lomght t~ 'the lecture by Wtherahiko Rawei on the South Seas. iMiiss Vhf an Brooks, in charge oi the Junior Town, started her work with the children this'Ynonmg This promise:) to be one of the most in teresting features of the chautau iua for the smaller children. CHARLES DE RUSHIA DIES AFTER EXTENDED ILLNESS Charles DeRushia of Mill Park passed away Saturday evening at the age of 69 years, at St. Anthony's hos pital, after a lingering illness of one year and] eight months, during which time he suffere,dhimuch. Herleaves mourn his loss1 to wife fou married daughters, Mrs. George Deemer of Crookston, Mrs. Mike Sullivan of Scc ,bie, Mont., Mrs. J. M. Radigan of Ta conia, Wash., Mrs. Arvid Souja of Ely, Minn., and the following sons and" daughters of Bemidji Emory, John, Ora, Isabella Stella and Eunice, also a sister, Mrs. Isaac Thericault of Blackduck. The funeral services' will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock art St Phillip's church, Rev. J. J. T. Philippe officiating. Interment wall be made in Holy Cross cemetery. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LIGHTNING VICTIM TODAY Funeral services were held this afternoon for Horace Watkina of Wilton who was killed by lightning early Saturday morning. Rev. L. P. Warford, pastor of the First Presby terian church of Bemidji officiated. Burial was made under the direction of M. E. Ibertson, funeral director. STRUGGLE AGAINST LIQUOR IS IN FULL SWING TODAY (Bv United Press? Washington, July IS.The great est struggle against liquor since the United States went on a dry basis is In full swing today. Ttf-r^-wf" rnf** 5 First, However. Considerable discussion has been heard recently wdth regard to the right direction of travel around Lake Bemiddi. The Pioneer has been asked to publish information concerning the iproper direction to travel in driving aroundJ the lake* As far as The Pioneer is able to ascertain, there .is no legal direction of travel. Where the travel is on a state road the state laws of travel would govern and all that would be required' would be to observe them. Aboutt five or six yearsi ago, when the automobile cluib was formed in Be midji, 'the road around the lake was traveled very liittle and the road was much more fficult to travel on at hat time.\ ible was experienced then by reV some autoists trav eling one 'Mi and others the opposite wak ilting in meeting at places whe\ was not possible to pass. As a o0 the automobile club passed a re\ ^'m and gave a copy to each me\ to the effect that in driving ar\ the lake the direction of travels. "i eaorth from Bemidji aroundx north end of the lake and *back\ ^.y of the saiwmilillS. This was g. ally ob served and signs were ph.oed at nar row places) in the road on the east sidle of the lake stating that cais going south had the right of way. While there is nothing compulsory Jin this method of going around the the lake this way, it has tiecome the custom and is complied with by most of the Bemidji citizens. Those read ing at Lavinia, who wish to come out to ithe golf links or the Birchmoni hotel, would, of necessity, have to tiavel in the opposite direction. Many auto drivers feel, however, that in driviing around the lake for a pleas ure drive it would be more conveni ent for all drivers to travel around the north end of the lake first. FIRE DESTROYS BARN LATE SUNDAY EVENING Fire of unknown origin destroyed the barn of Ed Lafleur at 621 Twenty-first street Sunday night at about 10:30 o'clock. Other outbuild ings, close tp_ the barn, were saved by the firemen who responded to the alarm. ?'T, _r*t_ NO SET DIRECTION OF TRAVEL AftOOND LAKE Common Custom is to Drive Around North End of Lake SECOND ROUND OF PLAY i (Members of ithe iBemidji Tennis olub are now ready to *tar the sec ond round of tliefr annual tourna ment. In fact one matclli has already been played, the remainder to be completed this week. In the firsit round Crothers de feated Mines 6-4 and C-l Brown defeated Conger,7-5 and C-l Bleich ner defeated Greguson 6-0 and 6-0 Smith defeated Given 6-1 and 6-1 Berglund defaulted to F. Wirth and C. M. Ascham loses by default to Johnson, and (Peir defeated Bagb 6-1 andi 7-5. In the second rounds Plummer de feated Welle 6-1 and 6-4. The counts have been put into fine condition and one court is provided with electric lights so that those w(ho can not play in the afiternoon or early evening may do so after] dark Much interest lis being taken 'in the annual tourna ment, and the winner of the finals will be awarded a suitable prize. Ed. Bleichner and D. Dahl, who represented the Bemidji club at the Red River Valley tournament at Crookston, were defeated in the sec ond round. MANY CROPS DAMAGED DURING ELECTRICAL STORM (By United Press) MJnneapollis,i July 18Many crops were damaged) and many farm ,buildj[ngs wneckedl iby htigh winds during an electrical storm in west ern and northern Minnesota and east ern North Dakota Saturday ni'ght and Sunday. At Wahpeton reports were received! from outlying sec tions Indicating heavy damage ito crops. Many farm buildingsl were Iblownj down and crops damagedi in the country around Fergus Falls. Two buildings were destroyed by lire fol lowing lightning. FREIGHT PUSHERS WIN OVER HINES BY 7 TO 3 Bemidiji's iM. & I. (baseball team scored another victory Sunday when it defeated the last Hines team by a score of 7 to 3. The game was feat ured iby three fast double plays, both made by the M. & I. teamBailey to Berrigan to Fred Phibbs. Ed Auger pitched for the local fr* gbfc ipushers and held/ the visitors safe, getting out of a bad hole in the fourth with three men on bases and only one down by fanning the next ,batte up. The next man on the plate hit a short fly which was pulled down by Ed Ripple after a hard run, retir ing the side. The Bemidji bme-up was as foll ows: Ed Auger, P. Frank Phibb3, Fred Phibbs, 1st C. Bailey, 2nd B. Berrigan, s. s. B. Lappen, 3rd E. Ripple, r.f. E. Bailey, cf. Pete Johnson, 1 f. and Alec Cameron, r. replacing tftjpple who sprained his ankle. Ipf j UNION SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC WELL ATTENDED Four Union Sunday Schools Have Enjoyable Picnic at Goodmanson Farm A large crowd from the Northern, Lavinia, Big Lake and Swenson lake Union Sunday schools attended the all-day service at the G. I. Good manson farm on Long lake Sunday. The sermons by Rev. I. B. Nordale in the morning and by Rev. L. P. Warford in the afternoon were great ly enjoyed. E.' D. Boyce and H. E. Rice handled their subjects in an interesting: marnier- atrd -were very well received. The Presbyterian quar tet, Messrs. Given, Johnston, Boyce and Hannah rendered several appro priate seleot'iona greatly appreciated by the audience, and the Big Lake Union Sunday school presented two exercises. Missionary W. S. Cum mings presided. The entire program was so thor oughly enjoyed that by unanimous vote it was decided to hold another similar service about the first of September rather than wait for the annual service next year. A gener ous basket dinner was spread under the trees during the noon hour and every one present was made welcome. The Sunday schools participating greatly appreciate the fellowship of the speakers and musicians from town and also the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Goodmanson in throw ing open their grove for the service. MOOSE LODGE TO HOLD REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY The Loyal Order of Moose will hold' its regular business meeting Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at the Moose hall, and all members are urged to attend- ICE-BOUND FOUR YEARS STUDIES ARCTIC LIFE (By United Press) Seattle, July 18.Captain Joseph F. Bernard, scientist-explorer, was four years ice-bound in the frigid wastes of the Arctic. ,Bent on out-doing Vilhjalmar Stef anson, he is going out for more. He ,is now on the way to Nome, Alaska, to equip another expedition to study the-anthropology of t'he frozen re gions. Commanding the schooner Teddy Bear, Captain Bernard set out from Nome in 1916, proceeding to Corona tion Gulf, 1400 miles to the north. I Fere the heavy ice hemmed in the vessel whv.ch was1 j^V*. i^'TVH ?$?'' THE BEMIDJI DAILY turned eastward along the Arctic islands. On August 19, 1917, off Taylor Island, the Teddy Bear was frozen fast in the ice, and there it remained, according to Cap tain Bernard until September, 1919. So Captain Bernard had plenty of timet to make observations. Here are Mine that ha made. Thlat the Arcito peoples are bein? exterminated by disease and contact with civilization. That food and clothing producing catfrbou are becoming ex-j'net and that within ten years the Canadian government will be forced to pro vide for their subsistence. That wjais between the various tribes and' customs of retaining wom en captives gave all the Arctic region a common language basis and similar customs. Tokio.The house of peers of Japan ha3 rejected' the bill permit ting women to attend poetical meet ings. This has caused great indig nation in feminist circles. u* BEMIDJI, MINN., MONDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1921 -1- 1- The Right of Way HELP GET THE FLYING CIRCUS By giving your sub scription to the St. Paul Dispatch or Pioneer Press, you can help the Northern Minnesota Fair to have a real attraction here this fall, the "Flying Circus." William C. Anderson will call on you this week and he is authorized to take subscriptions in or der to put this project over, at least 250 sub scriptions are needed in order to Secure #ie attrac tion. The original con test, which was started to secure this feature has been called off. Let's Have the Circus. HEALTH REGULATION ADVOCATED BY EXPERT By Carl D' Groat (United .Press Staff Conospondent) Berlin, July 18To nuke the world safe for postenty, l)r Max Hirsch, noted Beillm sex specialist, would establish ai system ot litalUi registrations Theso regisitiatlons wouM the carefully kept lioni child hood on, and would bt available to marriage candidates upon mutual agreement. According to U'iisch's llioory. this would 'have a tendency to duck BO oial diseases, and while he would not link it wjith any ngam&t mniri.ige, lie believts that it would operate to reduce undesirable marriage oi the physically ill-matpd. Ho points out that manuage is no! merely an ethical alliance, tbut that propagation of the race must be con sidered! Should a card index system of all persons bo maintained, both mien and women would sec to it more carelnllyi that they tame to the niar lvage altar fit for such ceremony. But, as matters now stand, Dr IHtirsdh estimates that half of all childlessness is traceable to disease unconsciously contracted by the wnfe from a hti/band who had earlier sown his wild oats Likewise, he iigures 'thai, of! the .".fi.OOO blind in Germany, about O per cent lost their sight through infection at biith The co-jt of maintaining these blind is about 36,000,000 marks yeirly Under his system which lias found many professional supporters a vast reduction lin Fuch Oases would occur, he figures, and) marriage candidates would see to it in advance that there was no danger of such tragedies in their cases, i Among professional me nin Ger many today, theie is a considerable movement toward "purtiiicalion of marriage," and this latest doctrine o/ the famous Hirsch is regarded as offering great potentialities in the direction of the present movement. RITCHIE AND MOLANDER ARE ELECTED TO BOARD The annual election of members of the school board, which was held Saturday miight, resulted in A. P. Ritcht.e and A. h. Molander being chosen as a imembers of the school board for the next three years. A. P. RLtchie replaces Dr E. II. Smith and A. L. Molander succeeds himself The votes as cast were as fallows. A. P. Ritchie, 180 A L. Molander, 14 Elwell, KJ6 E. H. Smith, 124. The newly elected officers take office the first Saturday in August. SUMMER COLLEGE TERM TO CLOSE FRIDAY NOON Applications Already Coming in for Fall Term Which Will Begin September 6 Tlio summer term of the State Teachers college w^ill olofcc Friday, Julj 22, at ,110011. There will 'he special abhumbly of the students Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at which President M. W."Deputy will pre side. On' Friday at 11 a. m. there will be graduation exeiclaes for those who did not conupleto their work at tho spuing term, but who have com* pleted the work and Will be given cMpkimas. Tho fall tenm of the college will open Sppteiwbor 0. Applications1 J* nr being received already for enrollment ror that term. The dorrnitoiy accom odations lit Sanford Hall are practi cally all reserved and it Vs expected that there will be a larger enroll ment this fall than at previous terms The Juvenile Banu will give a con cert Tuesday evening on the campus commencing at 7-30 p. m. Tho pub lic is cordially (invited to attend thu concert. PIONEER CRUISER RENEWS ACaUAINTANCES IN CITY W. J. Hilligoes of Tacorna, Wash., land cruiser for the Great Northern Railway company, was in Bemidji today renewing acquaintances. Ho has been a visitor in Bemidji sev eral times since his first trip here in 1880. Due to the trip ho made here at that time, he is eligible to call hiniHulf ono of the eai liest pioneers He has been spending the past few clays at Lavinia with his brother, M. L. Hilligoss and family of Grand Forks. Ho will leave here tomorrow for St. Paul, and expects to return to his home in about ten days. INLAND WATERWAYS TO AID AMERICAN BUSINESS New York, July 18 P. II. Rots president of the National Ma rine league, stated today, next to the efficient functioning of tho United States merchant marine, the most valudible aid that can be given to Am oi nan 'business will come thru the organization and use of Inland water wnys. Mr Ross, Who was instrumental in the formation of the Great Lakes, Hudson and Atlanff.c Waterways as sociation, pointed out that the water ways connecting the Gicat Lakes and tiie atlantic ocean cio-s the richest manufacturing section of the United State*. Due advantage, he saild, was, not being taken of these fae-Hities for cheap transportation, while New Or leans, with only onc-fititeonth. the population of New York, had become the, second largest port in the coun try on account of its splendid water ways facilities. Inasmuch aa transportation is a heavy factor in the high cost of liv ing, the utilization of waterways will go far toward. lifting this ihurdten from the people whfle aiM allowing the producer,- to realize their profits. It is claimed that rates on coal would be reduced 20- to 30 per cent if this commodity were shipped by the New York Barge canal ibesides releasing thousand** of coal cars operating over railroads paralleling the canal. This would involve a joint rail and wa ter rate, and tihe coordinating of the railroads and waterways, but once tho hostility of rail interests Is over come and co-operatHon taken its place tho result will be of maximum bene fit to all concerned, ^__ CANOEISTS ARE HAVING VARIED EXPERIENCES Koors and Neumann Run Into Well Filled "Cootie" Nest and Soon Check Out Word received recently from John Koors and Louis Neumann, wh are travelling from Bemidji t New Or leans by canoe down the Mississippi river states that they are making good progress and having "the exper ience of thedr lives." Tho LaCroese Triibune and Loader-Press recently carried a. siplendld story telKing of their visit to that city. The bo left LaCrosse Tuesday morning. A letter has ibeen received by Mrs J. II. Koors, mother of John Koors, which was written Thursday at Cas& \ille, \Vls, and sta/ted that by the time the letter reached its destination the boys would be below Dubuque, Iowa. A rtver steamer gave them a 30- mile lift and a good meal, and for this the boys are very thankful. They expect to reach St. Louis, Mo., by tho end of this week, provided they can get another lift, otherwise it will take them at least another week. Everywhere the boys have stopped they have reported a glad welcome, a rock judging from the newspaper re ports from along the river, they are slving Bemidji a good bunch of pub licity. Tho LaCroswe paper states that "tho boys are tanned a rich mahog any color by the &un, but look heal thy and happy and stated that they are hjvlng a wonderful trip." Sev eral experienced are reported, sev eral of which show that the boys are having varied recaptions on the trip. Ono experiencq aa related by the boys wliHo at LaCrosse waa publish ed by tho LaCrosse paper as follows: "There are borne things a good deal worse than mosquitoes,," asserted Neuman, "Wo slept one night at the Tarm house of an old Finn up the river and were awakened in the mid dle of the night 'by something bluing us, I turned my flashldRht on the bed and found it was swarming with mil lions of cooties. We ran down to the water and jumped in and spent the rest of the nlight floating down the river in tho canoe "Wd aie learning a lot on this trip, said Koors. "Our experiences so far sihow us Uuit a Finn won't tell you anything if he does know, while an Irishman will tell you whether he knows or not.' INSTITUTE OFBANKING TO CONVENE TOMORROW (By United ProsB) Minneapolis. Julv 18 -The lDUl convention of the American of flank ing which opens its convention here lomoirow promises to be a memorable ono, not only because of tho lareg attendance and tho excellence of 'ith piogram, ibut because of the hospital ity of the neighboring chapters which will entertain the delegates during tho meeting which lasts until July 22. For tho first time (in tho history of the Institute tho program for the organization's annual convention provides for a women's gathering planned an attended exclusively by women On Monday evening, July 18, tho women delegates and guests will ho entertained at a reception and dinner nl Vie Donaldson tea. rooms and later in tho evening will attend a special performance at the State theater. Arrangements are In the hands of a commute composed of Minneapolis ihankers' wives and un der tho diiection of Mrs Uoy Young, wife of Governor Young of the Fed oral Reserve Ran kof Minneapolis A large number of prominent speavers will give addresses, includ ing W. T. Waterfall, vice president Dod go Brothers company, Detroit, Mich Profes-or David Friday, Uni vernlitv of Michigan, and 13 Ifoiiie mnn, Chicago, secretary of tho Insti tute oi Aimer lean Meat Packers. MAN AND WIFE KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS CAR (By United Press) Marshall, Minn, July 18.A II Dale of Lind, Minn., and his wife were almost /instantly killed and a 14-year-old daughter probably fatally hurt when a dreat Northern train hit their automobile near here Saturday. Their son, 22 years old, was seriously Injured. POLAND AND RUSSIA MOBILIZING TROOPS (By United Press) Copenhagen, Denmark, July 18. Enmity (between, Poland and Russia threatened to burst into open war faio. Rot/ countries were reported mobilizing. Poland has called out two classes of troops. Russia is said to have mobilized several classes. The service to whiichi the latter wtill be called Is not known. The reports paid tho soldiers would likely be sent Into action along the western boun dary* AGED RESIDENT OF LEONARD PASSES AWAY Je^s Olson, 83 years, 7 months and days of age, passed away at his home aibout four miles south of Leon ard in Dudley township, Clearwater county Friday. The lemuins wore sent to Roberta, Canada, today for burial. MINNESOTA ^^Vi(4j^\^^^^^ jilSTORlCAl if it: i WEATHE 1 BEPORT Minnesota: Fan tonight and WILLDISSCUSS USEOF PICRIC' ACID TUESDAY All Interested in Use of Picric Acid for Clearing Land Urged to Attend A. J. SCHWANTES WILL ADDRESS GATHERING Beltrami County i to Receive Allotment of Three Can for Land Clearing In order to discuss the value of picric acid for land clearing pur poses, a meeting has been called for tomorrow at the rooms of the Civic and Commerce association at 2 o'- clock. All persons interested in the use of this new explosive, being air lotted by the United States depart* ment of agriculture, are urged to attend this meeting. A similar meeting is to be held at tho county seats of nearly every nor thern county where laiid clearing is being done. Beltrami county is scheduled for two meetings, the sec ond to be held at Baudette Thurs day, July 21. A- J. Schwantes wilt address the Bemidji meeting, and Mark J. Thompson the Baudette meeting. The allotment for this coun ty is three carloads. The United States department of agriculture has allotted to the Uni versity of Minnesota for the use of land-clearing farmers in Minnesota 744,000 pounds of picric acid, a high grade explosive left on the hands of the war department at the close of the world war. This allotment is to be distributed by the division of agricultural en gineering and agricultural extension of the university on the basis of the number of farmers and the percent age of cleared land in the timbered counties, at the price of 7 cents a pound, which covers only the cost of making the explosive into cartridges, plus freight charges from Sparta, Wis., which will amount to about 2 cents a pound. No farmer will bo nlldwed to or der more than BOO pounds or less than 100 pounds. The orders will be placed with county agricultural agents. During the week from Monday, July 18, to Saturday, July 23, meet ings will be held at county scats at which tho use of the new explosive in blasting stumps will be fully dis cussed. Speakers from the University Department of Agriculture will be present. At these meetings farmers will be able to learn how to use the new explosive, how much it costs, and how much they may get. Picric acid is described as insensi ble to outsicje shock, friction, or any condition common to agricultural blasting operations. It is not so easily ignited as most explosives used in such work. Tho amount of moisture usually present in land-clearing work affects the acid, which is in powder form, no more than dynamite. The stuff does not freeze and has no poisonous effects. An explosion is followed by a dark gray smoke so that the fumes and gases given off by an operation in the open may be easily avoided. Picric acid is a power ful explosiveabout equal to TNT of war fame and slightly stronger than tho ordinary dynamite. BOY SCOUT TROOP NO. 3 TO GO TO DIAMOND POINT Boy Scout troop No. 3 will meet this evening at the Civic and Com merce association rooms in the City building at 7 o'clock, and from there they will hike to Diamond Point, where swimming will be enjoyed. Following tho swim, a wiener roast will be held. There are 26 boys in this troop and it is expected that they will all bei present. Rev. W. F. Kamphenkel and Richard Cota have charge of the troop. 1 COST ONE DOLLAR TO HAVE NAME OF "MARY" South ITadley, Mass., July 18.* Miss Anna Edwards, 80 years old, of I ho closa of 1859 of Mount Holyoka collego, wished to do her share In raH'ng the college endowment fund She wrote every girl by the namfl of "Mary" who had attended Mount Holyoko and requested one dollar in! tho name of "Mary" Lyon who found* ed the college. The response^ was astonish Ing. Nearly a thousand have already been hean', from. Apparently Mary la, popular1 name 4i i i if -$ i ,4 "4 a ODD FELLOWS ENCAMPMENT TO MEET THIS EVENING A special meeting is called for the O. O. P. Encampment this eve ning in the Odd Fellows' hall at 7:30 for the installation of officers, ancfc it is urged that all members be pres ent on time, so that those who de-j sire can attend the Chautauqua.