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Tlie Pioneer is the oqly dally
within 100 miles of Bemldjl and
has the largest circulation in
Northern Minnesota
1 fc* r.
'Ideal Weather Accompanies
Celebration Held Monday
at Diamond Point
Sports Program in Afternoon
Completes Labor's Biggest
Celebration Here
With the weather man in his best
humor and.the sun shining at its best,
the Labor Day celebration Monday
marked an epoch for Labor Day
crowds in Bemidji. Starting at 10:30
from Library park, headed by the
Union band, the parade started off
on the line of march selected. Fire
men, members of the various labor
unions of the city, labor floats, in
dustrial floats, Boy Scouts, the Moose
Lodge and Women of MSoseheart Le
gion and their floats made up a pa
rade more than a mile long. After
parading through town, the line of
march continued to Diamond Point
Park where Acting Major J. P. Lahr
fittingly extended the welcome of the
city to all present. Dr. G. H. Zentz
offered invocation, following which
a barbecue dinner was served to
over 5,000 people. The American
Legion served the coffee, and the
Boy and Girl Scouts assisted in serv
ing the dinner.
At 1 o'clock the crowd gathered
around the speakers' platform where
Judge C. W. Stanton, of Bemidji,
was first introduced by Chairman H.
E. Bridgeman. Judge Stanton con
gratulated the citizens of Bemidji,
both business and laboring interests,
upon the unity of spirit demonstrated
in the large gathering to celebrate
Labor Day. He drew attention to
the heritage enjoyed by the citizens
of the state where oppdrtunity was
afforded every man to make good,
the extent of his success depending
almost entirely upon the'individual's
use of his opportunity. He reviewed
the efforts of the laboring people for
the last 50 years to obtain legisla
tion which would better their condi
tions. The fight was a long one and
a hard one, but was finally rewarded
by the placing in the cabinet of the
president of the United States a de
partment of Labor with a cabinet
minister at its head. Ex-President
Taft signed the bill creating the posi
tion of Secretary of Labor and Ex
President Woodrow Wilson appointed
the first Secretary of Labor in the
person of William B. Wilson. Upon
the election of President Harding, the
appointment of James J. Davis was
made, and he is at present Secretary
of Labor with a large number of bu
reaus under his charge.
Judge 'Stanton was followed by
Attorney T. J. McGrath, of St. Paul,
who spoke upon the crisis confront
ing organized labor today both in the
nation and the state. He referred to
the various occasions when Wall
Street- was considered, through its
representatives, to be fighting the
system of collective bargaining, a
foundation stone of organized labor.
He also referred to the efforts put
forth by the United States Chamber
of Commerce through a questionairc
sent out to the business interests of
the country to influence an opinion in
favor of the "open shop." He char
acterized the work of the Citizen's
Alliances as of no value to the gen
eral public or business man and an
other thrust at the life-blood of or
ganized labor, and finally concluded
with an arraignment of Governor
Preus and the tonnage tax, assign
ing to th.e governor aspirations to
eventually become a United States
Vice-president A. J. Lovell, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Enginemen, was the last speaker
and he confined his remarks to the
present condition of some of the rail
roads and the causes of their unfor
tunate condition. He referred to the
actions of former railroad men such
as Harriman and Leeds, who, after
(Continued on Page 6)
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Sept. 6.A majority of
public schools in-the northwest were
re-opening today.
Enrollments were being taken,
classes assigned and book lists given
out, in grade schools.
Superintendents of education, in
Minnesota, North and South Dakota,
as well as other states, believe that
enrollments will be increased in pro
portion to previous averages.
Slack times industrially will not in
terfere with the educational advance
ment, they said. In former years
"hard times" always witnessed a fall
ing off in school attendance among
poorer classes of people. This con
dition has been remedied by legisla
tion and restrictions on child labor,
officials said.
M. & I. Nine Takes Monday
Game By 9- 3core Sunday
Game CaJed in Sixth
Bemidi'' M. & 1. beseball team
cleaned an Sunday and Monday
when /ned the Ponsford In
dians 1. games, the first 1 toO,
and th/' Jond 5 to 7- Both games
were tionally close at all times
and we,' well attended. These two
games wind up the local team's sched
ule here, although Manager E. S.
Caskey expects to take his freight
pushers to Laporte next Sunday for
the third game with that organiza
tion. Laporte won from Bemidji in a
close contest some time ago, and a
few' weeks later Bemidji evened the
score iby decisively trimming Laporte.
This was the only defeat suffered by
the local team this season, and it is
confident that it can "show Laporte
up" in another contest.
Ponsford and Bemidji each se
cured 11 hits In the Monday battle,
the majority of these being made
early in the game. Melhouse started
out on the mound for iBemidji, but,
with bases filled in the first half of
the third, Hubbard of Kelliher re
lieved him and puMed the Bemidji
team out of a bad hole after Mel
house had allowed three runs. Mel
house replaced Hubbard at right field.
Although the Kelliher twirler had
pitched the entire game for Bemidji
the day before, he stuck it out in
great shape for the local nine in the
Monday battle and pitched an ex
ceptionally good game.
The Indians changed pitchers in
the second, after Fairbanks had al
lowed three runs. Nun took his place,
and from then\ on, with the excep
tion of tht fifth innirjg. Bemidji
scored )but once. Five runs were
scored by the local boys in the fifth,
the last runs for! this side. The In
dians scored -twice in fifth, once in
the sixth and once in the ninth.
For Bemidji, C. Bailey scored one
hit E. Ba'iley, one Berrigan, one
two-ibagger Hubbard, two, one two
ibagger and one walk Melhouse, two
Sunday afternoon's game was call
ed at 6 o'clock at the end of the
sixth inning with the score 1 to 0
in favor of the local freight handlers.
Taylor and Bost officiated during
the Sunday game, and Taylor and
Finn during Monday's game.
Bonds were forfeited this morning
by two men arrested in a charge of
drunkenness, when they failed to put
in an appearance before Judge Gib
bons. Each had posted bail to the
extent of $10 to appear and the city
is that amount the richer today as a
result of their non-appearance. Two
cases of speeding were also disposed
of. One was fined $5 and costs and
the other offender was given the same
fine but the fine was suspended.
W. L. Crummy, professional at the
Bemidji Country club, clashed "driv
ers" with Palmer Jaffray on the Be
midji golf links, the runner-up in the
state golf championship, Sunday and
trimmed him to the tune of two up.
Mr. Crummy is playing in great
form of late, having made a 37 on
the hard links at Detroit a week ago.
This, it is reported, is a record score
for this course.
Bodies of Entire Family Are
Pound Monday Afternoon
Note Says "Come In"
(By United Press)
Ormsiby, IMhm., Sept. 6Frank
Klocow, former bank cashier here,
shot his wife and five children to
death and killed himttelf, Cofroner
Thompson believes today. The bodies
of the entire family were found Mon
day afternoon by Mrs. Albert Strelow.
She found a note on the back door
saying: "Come in."
Evidently Klocow had written the
note before the shooting. The revolver
used to kill the wife and children was
foiiiu', under Klocow's arm. it had
been used to fire a bullet through his
own brain.
Three biys, Frank, 1G, Glenn, 12,
and Oliver, 10, had been shot as
they lay in bed upstairs. Myrtle, 14,
was found lying n a cot downstairs.
In an adjoining room Mrs. Klocow
and Leland, 3, were found dead. The
body of Klocow was lying on the
same bed.
The 'baby and Mrs. Klocow had
been shot 'but once and all the others
had been shot twice. Te nbullets were
on the floor. Klocow recently re
signed his position as cashier at the
bank at Ormsby. He refused to give
any reason for his resignation. His
'books were in perfect order, it was
Saturday he went about town pay
ing all his bills by cash. The coroner
decided the shooting took place after
midnight Saturday. The bodies were
not found until last night.
Grade Schools and Junior High
Are Sure to Have Heavy
Enrollment This Year
Bemidji Business College and
State Teachers College
Re-Opening Today
School opened in the grades and
junior high departments this mor
ning and, according to Superintend
ent J. (5. West, indications are that
the enrollment will be somewhat
heavier than was anticipated. Be
cause a number of families being out
at town on account of visiting the
state fair, and lor other reasons, the
full enrollment will not bo completed
tcr several days. High school regis
tration which was begun last week
has now reached more thin 225 and
it is expected to go to 300 or over.
The high school classes will begin
tomorrow at !t o'clock and the first
general afsemblj will be held Thuya
day morning at 8:40 in the auditor
ium of the.Methodist church.
The Bemidji colleg
nrAYW .^P^fS^*
fijr classesBusiness this morninge
Night school classes will commence
tomorrow night. Enrollment in this
school will exceed any previous term
and 'Will continue throughout the
The enrollment at the State Teach
ers college started this morning and
is piogressing very favorably. By this
eveniug it is, expected that more than
125 will have registered.
(By United Press)
Bismarck, N. D., Sept. 6.Several
important appeals are on the calen
dar for* the September term of the
state supreme court opening today.
Among the cases of interest is an
appeal from the decision of Judge Al
len on the libel suit brought by for
mer Attorney General Wm. Langer
against the Courier-News, a nonpar
tisan daily of Fargo.
Upon the defendant's application
for change of venue, the case was
transferred from Cass to Richland
county, whereupon the defendants ap
plied for another change which
Judge Allen denied.
Henry Layer, self-confessed slay
er of the Wolfe family at Turtle
Lake, in the spring of 1920, has re
pudiated his confession on the al
leged grounds it was obtained by dur
ess, and asks appeal from District
Judge Nassle's decision denying him
a new trial.
David H. Ugland, former promi
nent Knox banker, appealed from
conviction in district court of steal
ing grain. He was arrested on this
charge immediately after being pa
roled from the penitentiary for em
bezzlement and forgeries totaling
about a quarter of a million.
jp)fv *-*f
Under the fish and games (aw*
for the state of Minnesota, there
will be no open season for part
ridge or ruffed grouso this year.
The article published in The
Daily Pioneer of September mis
represented this fact, and gave
the season as being open from
October 1 to November 30.
This, however, docs not apply to
this* year, but will be in effect in
1922, according to the present,
\The season for quail and wood
cock opens October 1 this year
and closes November 30, how
Arrangements Pending With
University for Proper Credit
for Work Done Here
As previously anouncod, the State
Teachers college is now organizing
a four-year curriculum, and is ready
to offer college courses in inatlu mat
its, history, English, Fieneh, soci
ology, psychology, irt ami music.
Several students have already indi
cated a desire to enter those courses
and probabilities aie tli.it a number
of large classes ill be lormed in
these branches.
Arrangements are now pending
with the state uni\ersit lor the pi op
er recognition of work ('one when the
transfer of credits i desired Dean
Shumway, who is chairman of the
University committee, has written
President M. W. Deputy tint (lie
committee is willing to have an early
meeting with the State college boaiil
for the purpose of working out the
new relations th.it the Teachois col
It ge will now have with the I'niver
sity. It n. h,"s oninoii that any of the
foregoing courses, which are of col
lege lank, should apply as junior
college credits. Some of the other
State colleges have nlmuly had this
arrangement with the University
and it Is reasonable to expect that
the Bemidji colli i?e will now assume
the same standing.
Under a previous arranueinent
with the University, tho-,i who com
plete the regular two-year teacher
training course in any of the State
Teachers college may receive I nil
credit for the two years' work if
they transfer to the College of Edu
cation in the SUi'e University.
(By United Press)
Logan, W. Va., Sept. 6.Union
and non-union mineis were to re
sume digging- today, a sign, that
truce has once more settled upon the
West Virginia coal fields. Every
thing was quiet along last week's
battle fronts.
Protests to General Bandholtz
against immediate withdrawal of
regulars were expressed today, in be
half of the citizens of Logan county,
who anticipate fresh trouble from the
miners when the troops depart.
(By I'm ted I'toss)
Washinglon, Sept. i President
Harding today decided to withdraw
part of the federal forces now in
West Virgmin. The presidenl di
rected that the 26th Infantry be up
turned to Camp Dix, Secretary of
War Weeks announced after a con
foi'ence at the White House.
The First Day of School
Dead Calm Early Today Aids
Forest Fi re Situation in
Moose Lake Region
Strong Wind Would Thwart
Efforts of Fighters,
Forestry Men Say
(By United Press)
St Paul, Sept. (jA dead calm
early today relieved the lorest lire
situation in the Mille Lacs and l)u-
lutli regions.
Hot wee 1i700 a|d 800 rfationa,l
gurdsmen aie lu-lpng forest patrol
men battle with Karnes around White
Pine, Sulana and McGrath. The lat
ter town which was in the power of
the .seething Humes lute yi sterday was
idie/ed ol danger today. The wall
ot llames is said to have died down
i.ibout seven miles from the town.
Ranger (leorgt AlcMonagle at Moose
Lalu slid* that the situation in that
section was more .favorable eiijrly
todav than it wa*. last week.
"I nless wind conies up again to
day, we will bo in good shape here,"
lie said
District Hanger Swedburg in de
scribing the woik against the tl,lines
around Solan and toward Metir.ilh.
.nd the lighters wire still in the
held todav. State Forester Ox
and Adjutant tlcnernl Khinow weie
at Mctiralii Preparations had ibeen
made l.Uo u^terofay to move (the
whole population out of McGrath,
but the wind died down and the
danger passed.
tlovirnor Pn us motored into the
(Continued on l'age (JJ
The subscribers to the stock sub
scription for the Birchniont hotel will
be tendered a complimentary dinner
at the hotel Wednesday night at 7
o'clock. All who have subscribed
have been invited by card to be pres
ent. All stocks and bonds are to he
delivered to the subscribers at (hat
time and an interesting program has
been arranged. W. L. Brokos will
make a financial report of the affairs
of the hotel and other matters of in
terest will be presented to the guests.
Where a subscription has been
made by a firm or corporation, in
which there is more than one mem
ber, each member of the firm is in
vited, if they wish to attend. In the
event of all members not attending,
the management of I ho hotel wishes
the number who are intending to he
present he made known to the man
agement .so tli.it plates may be re
served accordingly.
In any case reservations should he
promptly telephoned (o the hotel with
out fail, says Mi. Beyers, manager.
There was no meeting of the cilv
eouiuil 1 int evening, as a |iioriii
was nol present 'I he next meeting
w(Jl be Jit lil on the MJMII1.II meeting
night, two weeks fiom last night.
Celebration to Mark Lighting
of New White Way System
If Present Plans Mature
Bemidji's streets will be Illumin
ated on the night of September 20,
the first evening or the big Uemidji
lair, by the lighting of the white
way which lias been installed for
several months awaiting tho con
necting up of the generating plant.
In tho event of it not being possible
to connect the system of lights with
the Bemidji Manufacturing com
pany's plant by that time, it Is under
stood arrangements have been made
with the Minnesota Electric Light
and Power company to connect up
with tho lights for the occasion.
The event is to be made the occa
sion of a celebration if present plans
mature Just what the nature of the
'celebration will be has not been de
cided, hut it is now in the hands of
a committee which In to decide on a
fitting celebration.
The installation of the lights was
commenced lust fall by the Naylor
Electric company and was completed
tarly this summer. The contract for
furnishing power vfor the lighting
system was obtained by the Bemidji
Manufacturing company and new
equipment was Immediately ordered
to equip the plant of that concern
to take care of the lighting. The
iquipnioht has arrived and is being
installed at the present time and it
is thought that it will 'be possible
to .ve the system running by the
time of the fair, September 20.
The joint mission festival conduct
ed by the Tenstrike, Mines and Hagali
Lutheran congregations on Sunday
was a decided success. A large crowd
attended despite tho rainy weather.
A capacity audience thronged tho
hall in the morning in the afternoon
standing room was all taken, Ilev.
E. W. Fronk of Bemidji preached
both sermons.
In the evening, Rev. Fronk ad
dressed the newly appointed "public
ity bureau" on the "Ethics of Ro
ligious Journalism." Later nt the
rally of the Walt her league, he lec
tured on "Engagement and Mar
riage Interpreted in the Light, of
Law and Scriptures." At the next
Walther league meeting to be held
on the evening of September IS, he
will begin with a series of talks on
"Tho Influence of the Evolutionary
Nonsense on Modern bought."
A niimbc" of hoysi who Intend to
RO to high school Bemidji this year
itre desirous of obtaining employ
ment lor e,if of school hours. J. W.
Sm It It, principal of the high school,
would appreciate ft If any one who
i.v have employ nit nt of this kind
will communicate with him at phone
U(i!)-\V or call on him peisonaliy at
his office a| (ho Central school.
W. Jewell leaves tonight for
Minneapolis where he is going to ar
range for another shipment of auto
mobiles. The new prices as adver
tised in Saturday's Pioneer sold the
entire stock of sedans, coupes, road
sters and trucks. They .still have a
few touring cars upon which imme
diate delivery can be made.
Predictions Freely Made That
War Will Be in Full Sway
Within Ten Days
(Hy I'nlti-d I'ri-sH)
Dublin, Sept. (!.All sections of
Ireland today were reported to be
iw lung preparations for war. The
Ulster volunteers, according to the
London News, are being recruited to
their full strength. Ten thousand
cx-sohlieis already have been en
The Irish Republican troops in
Dublin are showing no uneasiness.
The reports coming in from the hills
are that drilling and marching is be
ing carried out by largo bodies of
Sinn Fein soldiers.
Predictions were freely made in
Dublin today that war will be in full
sway in ten days. Many are still
hopeful for peace, however.
(V.y United Prosrf)
Washington, Sept. (i.Hundreds
of millions of dollars soon will be fur
nished to aid in tho exportation of
farm crops, Manager Eugene Myhre
said today. Plans have been virtual
ly completed to carry out the bill re
cently passed by congress, to aid
agriculture interests in this manner.
Loans on exports up to one billion
can be made under the act, but ilu.
figure probably will not be reached
for ivcvcral months, it was said.
$r*$%ffllft\ $^W"
Fair tonight and
moderate tempera-
For Third Time Within Five
Years, Thi3 County Cops
Off First Place
County Also Wins First Place
on Russets and Kings
Second on Triumphs
For the third time within five
years, Beltrami county has been given
first place among the counties in the
northern section of the state for the
county exhibits at the Minnesota
State Fair, and in recognition of this
the state fair board has awarded the
county the $500 silver cup as a per
manent possession. The awards were
made Monday after the judges had
worked all Sunday night to decide
the awards.
The* six counties entered from the
northern section of the state scored
as follows: Beltrami,, first, 1,129
Koochiching, second, 1,119 Itasca,
third, 1,112 Becker, fourth, 1,039
Lake, fifth, 1,025 Cook, sixth,
Morrison county received first place
in the central section and Martin
county first place in the southern sec
Beltrami county won first place on
county exhibit last year, lost in 1919
by a margin of three points, taking
second place at that time, and won
in 1918. Last year the county also
took first place on Russet potatoes
and second in Burbanks over the en
tire state.
This year, according to word re
ceived from C. F. Schroeder, who is in
charge of the exhibit, Beltrami coun
ty won first on beauty of the displays,
also first on Russets, first on Kings
and second on Triumphs. In the coun
ty rural school exhibits, the exhibit
this year was awarded ninth place,
Washington county having been
awarded first place.
County Agent D. C. Dvoracek and
High School Agriculturalist H. A.
Pfiughoeft are nssisting Mr. Schroe
der with the displays.
The county rural school exhibit
was prepared by County Superintend
ent J. C. McGhee and forwarded to
the fair by him.
Beltrami county's place in potato
raising is clearly shown by the awards
given it during the past few years of
tho fair, each year more prizes being
won in this line of produce. The gen
eral exhibit is always as good as any
in the state and those who have as
sisted in assembling the exhibits aro
to be given much credit for their
(Rv United Press)
St. ran I, Sept. 6. Farmers of
Minnesota will gather seed corn this
week and next in preparation for
next year's crop.
Because of the advanced condition
of the crop this year, the .state agri
cultuial college recommended Sept.
to 15 as "Seed Corn Tim".''
(By United Press)
Fargo, Sept. (i.Seed Corn Week
in North Dakota was inaugurated to
day. During the remainder of this
week, farmers of tho Flickertail state
will lay in seed supplies for next
year. North Dakota is rapidly ad
vancing as a corn state, according to
officials of the state agricultural col
lego here.
{My United Press)
Mankato, Sept. 6.Thieves enter
ed the jewelry store of Span Smith
early last night, and escaped with
$5,000 worth of diamonds and jewel
ry. Deputies were scouring the
country for tho thieves.
(By United Prdsa)
Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 6Johnny
Wilson retained the middle weight
championship of the world in a 12-
round, no-declsion bout with Bryan
Downey IIOTP yesterday afternoon.
Tho no-declslon laws of New Jersey
prevented an official decision after
12 rour'ls, but Wilson had the better
of one of the slowest and worst cham
pionship bouts that has been seen
in this section.
Wilson won six rounds. The New
Jersey State Boxing commission or
dered Tex Ilickard to hold Wilson's
share of the purse pending" an in
Tho announcement of the- commis-
sion's action was not followed by
^n applaii'-e, but it drew great ap
plause from the arena, in which
3 J,000 spectators had seen the fight.

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