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VOLUME XJX. NO. 121
(Conducted* by National Council ot the Boy ficout at America*) SCOUT IDEALS ,1 am Interested In the boy scout movement because I believe in boys. I have five boys of my own. The boys today will be^the men of tomorrow. The problems of tomorrow will be solved, not by us but by our boys, writes John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in JBoys' Life. A well-trained, Industrious, high minded son is the greatest heritage any father can "leave. Ifet we fa thers are often putting business, poli tics, social work, almost anything else, first and giving our boys only the leavings of time. I believe the boy scout movement Is a^great and powerful influence in helping boys to come into their own. This it does by holding up fine ideals and inspiring boys to attain to them. You can lead boys, but you cannot drivethem. What are the Ideals that the boy scout'movenient holds up to the boys? They are found in the scout oath and scout law. "On my honor." The boy of honor Js trustworthy. He speaks and acta the truth,, and Is always ^to be relied upon. He is also loyal and stands by his friends. The boy of honor Is chivalrous, cour teous to women and girls" he shows reverence for. things that are sacred and holy. Be is likewise a good sportsman, taking his part In sport for sport's sake just' a* good a loser as he is a winner. "On my honor, I will do my best." How the world needs those who will do their best, and who do not seek to see how little work they can USl -'V' vdo in a day, but how much service they can render. Not restriction In the output of industry, but thrift in conserving the rewards of industry is their motto. I believe/profoundly In a definition of success which I heard many years ago. It is this: "Success consists in doing the, common tilings 'of life un commonly welL^i- That is real success. It Is within the reach of anyone who Is willing to do his best. _. i "Oh my honor I will do my belt to do my duty to God and my country." What countless illustrations of a' high sense of duty the late war has given "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey.** Obedience,4 respect for authority for the law of the"land, for teachers, parentshow sadly lacking .such respect often is la modern times. "On my honor I will do my best to. do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the 6eout law, to help other people at all times." In render ing service the boy scout is helpful, friendly and kind. Love is the great est thing in the world service comes next to it. "I came not to be minis tered unto but to minister," said Christ. The real purpose-of-ak business to be successful must be to render use ful service. "On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law to help other people at all times to keep my self physically strong, mentally awake arid morally straight." The desire to keep fit SQT the supreme moment of conflict when it came helped many a soldier boy In the late war resist temp'-' tatlons which otherwise would have jpressed him sorely. Physical fitness induces to bravery. Fit mentally means cheerfulness. Fit morally 'means a clean mind, free from impure thoughts and desires, which is essen tial to clean living. In somewhat rough but forceful lan cuage, which might be paraphrased as /follows, did a father give advice to his, son who was just leaving home: for college: "So live," said he, "that you can look any blank man in the .eye and tell him where to go." To you, scoutmasters and leaders of, this great movement, leKme say thatl it is not so much what you say that influences the boys of your troops as what you_are and do. The power of example, whether for good or evil, cannot be overestimated.] If your life is not what it should be, unless you are prepared to so change: it as to make It a worthy example to your boys, it were far better for youj to .quit scouting. And you, boys, will never know un til you have become men what an in fluence for good you may have on the! men who are your leaders. May you help them as they are seeking to help you, to be always true to the scout oath and scout law. WHAT SCOUTS ARE DOING. rSome Harrisburg boy scouts are making a canoe trip to Sunbury, Pa., bearing "an official message to the mayor of the-clty. Boy scouts 4t Concord, N. H., are making a unique educational trip to Washington. They* will make stop overs at New York and Philadelphia, and when lnjiyashlngton'wlll have an interview wltfr the President, who is also the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America.' DAMS WILL PREVBlf FLOODS -T-Cataitrophe That Overwhelmed the City ,of Pueblo Can \Be Avoided I, by Proper -Action. A disastrous flood occurs, causing a loss of many human lives ami mil lions of dollars' worth-of property. What happens next? What precaution's are taken to prevent disaster? Usually what happens is that the suf/ ferlng y.-ommunity courageously under takes the task of reconstruction. The flood is culled an ^ct of God,"' and "confidence is felt that there will'.be no,repetition of the calamity. But the conditions that gave rise, to the disaster continue to exist, and such' being the case, there is mr assurance that it will not repeat Itself. If the catastrophe that overwhelmed the city of Pueblo is not to be repeated, again and yet again perhaps, pre ventive measures must be adopted. Dams must be built and reservoirs constructed at the headwaters of the Arkansas river to impound its floods. The government reclamation service points out that floods not less destruc tive might occur in any year on the Rio Grande if the waters of that Stream were not held in leash by the great Elephant Butte dam. Before that dam, with Its vast reservoir! was constructed, flood time and again wreaked havoc, In the vicinity of El Paso. The Elephant Butte dam is one of the greatest engineering works on the globe. It is 306 feet high, nearly one third of a mile long, and creates the largest irrigation reservoir In the world an1 artificial lake covering 63 square miles and averaging 70 feet in depth. The. water contained in the reservoir would cover the whole state of Con necticut to a depth of ten inches. Development of similar works on the headwaters of the Arkansas river would not only prevent future floods, but would store water for irrigating hundreds of thousands of acres, and furnish water power for all the manu facturing industries in that part of the country. NOTHING "SOFT" ABOUT THIS Heavy Outfit and intense Heat Make Life Miserable for Sentries at Buckingham Palace. A reporter of the London Daily News writing sketches of the heat wave is especially sorry for the sen tries outside of Buckingham palade. Their plight, he writes, would have melted the I heart of, Mr. Winston Churchill could he have seen them. In the full glare of the sun, clad In thick serge trousers, heavy scarlet tunics, ^th tight belts and bearskin busbies, the guardsmen stood perspir ing and half stifled. Their outlook was upon a roadway stained with oil and reeking of petrol, flaring beds of scarlet geraniums, scorched brown grass and the shim mering heat reflecting copper work surmounting the Victoria memorial. The fountain was not playing and the surroundings were as^ devoid of cool ness as an alfalfa plain. .One almost expected to see scurrying tarantulas and lizards. It was tropical military service in. English kit. The Omnipresent Reporter. American newspapers are spending considerably more on their service abroad than for parallel service in America. Who knows better^ the things Americans are Interested in than the managing editors who au thorize this? Any event of more than local interest in Europe calls the American journalists to the spot. For example, one morning at 10 o'clock in London, I strolled into a British labor/ congress. I met there six American newspapermen, and but three or four British. Let any trou ble start In Ireland and every New York paper will have Its man op the scene inside o twelve hours, if he is not there already./ -All over Europe, stationed at strategic centers, is the American correspondent within reach ing distance of anything that may happen.From the New Republic. Marvels of Carving. On one side of a tiny mustard seed u Mr. William McCleery has carved an elepha'ht, and on the other side a spi der Mr. McCleery claims, without much fear that his title will be dis puted, to be champion carver of flie minute. He carries a walking stick on which are ho fewef than five hun dred figures of men, animals, birds 'and fishes, for which, he says, he has refused an offer of 500. Even his watch and chain and the buttons on his clothing are marvelous examples of his curious decorative skill.Lon don Tit-Bits. Can't Lose Their Addresses. New Jersey seaside mothers, who have been bothered In keeping tab on their children, have adopted the meth od of embroidering their addresses oh the back of the bathing suits worn by the youngsters. "I live at 37 South Texas ^avenue," read a neatly em broidered inscription across tlie shoul ders of softs worn by two young bath ers who strolled about the Chelsea beach the other day. When they were tired of the beach and breakers they turned their* backs to the life guards and Inquired:"' "How do we get where It says on our backs?" The necessary directions were given and they reached home safely. 6 .JittiMUMfc ALASKA The Lidy Americans met at the home of Mrs. Syver Peterson last Thursday. A large attendance was reported. tMr. Hanson went to Bemidji on business one day this week. C. W. Woodford, is home for a few days from the Clearwater mead ows'. J. B. Wynn, Syver Peterson and C. W. Woodford were in Bemidji on business Tuesday. Sorry to hear that Syver Peterson lot a valuable cow Sunday. Threshing is about completed in this vicinity. Mrs. Woodford found her cow eight miles from: her home. Our school starts September 12.- Historlc WeatheA Vane. The Dutch burghers who followed Henry Hudson froHK Netherlands to New Amsterdam brought their weath ercocks aud set them up on the stee ples and towers that are seen in the quaint old pictures of old New York. One of these old vanes is probably the. oldest thing in New York at the. present time. It is the original gild ed weathercock of the old Dutch Stadt Huys, or city hall, now in the posses sion of the St. Nicholas society. The hall, first used as a tavern, was erect ed in 1042 by Director Kieft. In 1GA9 it was sold by the city to a Mr. Rod man. The weather vane on the struc ture came into the possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Mackie. She gave it to Washington Irving, May 13, 1836, who kept it for some years, on his house at Sleepy Hollow. He presented it to the St. Nicholas society" December 9, 1848, and 'since that time it has ga-aced the speakers' table at every banquet of the society. t Japanese Kite Festival. This isfa religious festival. The Japs repair in their thousands to the tops of the highest mountains, where they erect light bamboo structures or huts, the roofs of which are protected with matting to keep out the wind and rain. There the parents go to sit and eat and talk, while their children play about and fly multicolored kites. Some times there are as many as thir.ty thousand kites of every conceivable shape, style, size and color flying from a mountain Iess.than a square mile in area. The spectacle Is extremely fas cinatingf and the kites appear like so many graceful birds or winged griffins, darting hither and thither among tho (Clouds. Lines to Be Remembered. Why don't you show us a states mati 'who can rise to the emergency and then cave in the* emergency'*! head?Arteraus Ward. LAVINIA The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Farmers' club was, held, in the form of a big pichic at the home of G. 1, Goodmanson. A, large crowd was present and witnessed' a ditch blowing demonstrate given by Su perintendent -Stone of the Land Clearing association. A delicious pic nic dinner was served by the ladies, and in the afternoon various talks were heard. Quite a number attended the pie slipper given by the (Shristian En deavor at the Lavinia schobl house on Wednesday night of last week. A number of games were* played, puz zles and,stunts. "Yes, we like to shake hands," says Mr. Wilcox, "but let the owner shake their feet." A committee of Mesdames. Hclmer, Prather and Hoar will use the pro ceeds for table forks, which are bad ly needed in the school house. The school house fs pretty well equipped now for various 1*"* BEMIDJI, MINN., FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 9, 1921 To and Fro hear many rumors of social functions of all sorts to beheld this winter to obtain a new organ. The one on hand being almost beyond recall. Wo wish Lavinia and its patrons the. best succes sin" their attempt. So far, an outsider would gather the opinion that an attempt with Ifivinians is only a farther attainment. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cross had as their guest this week their son, C. A. Cross of Litchyille, JJ. D. The week previous, another son, Roy Cross, of Arora, Minn., visited them. Both vis its were unexpected and proved a pleasant surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Cross. Messrs. Wire and Howe of Lavinia Grocery company report selling seven large "spring fries." How can Billy part with such precious "eats"? Wouldn't they be better eaten at home? Wonder is expressed why Don Leister and Art Chandler have such a"strong affinity for each other as to meet so suddenly fhat one departed on a rim, the other caressing' a fonder jn the seat beside him. Better use honkers, boys, on artistic curves/ Mr. and Mrs. Heivy Prather and two sons, Robert and Eugene, with Mrs. Prathers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow, of East Grand Forks, left Monday in Mr. Prather's car to visit a sister of Mrs. rrathers in Virginia. They expect to return in about three days. Their son and daughter, Bar low &nd .Alice, are at their residence in Lavinia. The Neighborhood Exchange club of Lavinia met it Mrs. James Lei ster at their new farm home on Wed nesday of this week. Although this is strictly a woman's club, a number of men partook of the dainty buffet luncheon which was served by the hostessT An almost perfect attend ance was noted, only two members absent. We have noticed tin' work of this club, but what we most want to know is what we have to do to be come a member. Miss Ethel Hoar, of Lavinia, who has resided at-her brother's home in Nor#h Dakota for some-months, has ret/rned to her father's home to at tend high school in Bemidji this win ter. We wish to welcome into our midst a girlwith so pleasing a per sonality as Miss Hoar. Miss Elita/Tell spent Sunday with her .parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tell of this vicinity. A brother, Hil drand, who is employed as driver of a Voad truck in northern Minnesota, was also home for the day. We are sorry to hear of tho con templated departure of Mr. N. La Duceer and family, who soon will -nipve to Dujuth where Mr. LaDuceer has accepted a position. Some fifteen youryfc folks of La vinia,. .chiefly of the Young People's Christian Endeavor society, enjoyed a wiener and marsh maHow roast at the farm home of R. G. Baird on Sat urday night of hist week. The jolly crowd, chaperoned by Mrs. "1L B. Prather, rode to the place on a large hay-rack and after the roast enjoyed themselves on the Baird's spacious porch. A late hour found the party still on the road. Both Bass and Little Bass lakes are proud of their roeord of black bass cought from their waters this summer. A summer tourist, fL It. Barthalame, reports a H'/a-pounder from Little Bass, with live others ranging from 2% to 5 pounds, Art Chandler, of Fargo, who is spending the summer on Bemidji lake shore, is said to have caught a 5-pound bass from Big Bass lake. Little James Wheeler, infant *ori of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Wheeler, of Big Bass lake, was quite sick the last week. We are glad to know he is im proving. 'Lavinia school started Tuesday morning with a large attendance. The tiny 5-year-olds were very much in evidence. The school house has been redecorated, furnace repaired, floors occasions, but we oiled and-the woodwork as well as r- &*i vrH':a.- ,:ji fr.r..". L" ^iL'jS^Sati A the entire -house has been put into perfect roder for the school year. A first grade teacher, Mrs. Hanseoni, of ValJey City Normal, is engaged to teach the term. Mr. James L. Leister had the mis fortune of cutting his hand quite bad ly while sawing wood Wednesday. In some way the block he held to the saw slipped and made several cuts on his right hand, one linger being severely lacerated. KITICHI Robert Wilson won the first prize for stocH judging in Jllie hoys' chili, receiving a pass lo the state fair in Minneapolis, lie left this week. Clenn Smith won second honors. The class of boys is doing well in this line of work. They enjoy and take a great interest in it through the line -in- structions of Mr. IM'lnghoel't, agri culture instructor of Bemidji. Mr. and Mrs. Sheeley and two sons returned to their home* In (he south ern part of Minnesota after a two weeks' visit, at I lie homo, of Mrs. Sheeley's sister, Mrs. AV.vmore. Rev. Bales of ('ass Lake and Mis sionary Cummings held services at Coodland Sunday evening. Rev. Bates ^baptized I ho live children of uVlr. and Mrs. Clark. iMrs. Clark left for the hospital in iM'emidji Monday forenoon whore she will receive medical aid. Her husband .ami youngest son accompanied her. Mr. Wells drove them up in his car. The nuvi!ting^of the Kltiehi Farm Bureau unit was postponed last week. It will he held .Friday, Sep I. Dili, MO that County Agent. Dvorucok can be present. Miss (iruce Newman of Interna tional Falls visited at the. home of her pnrenlH a few dys last week. Grace likes it. 'fine up "there. She lis cashier in a restaurant at that place. C. Smith, .1. F. Malmnoy, Roll er! Wymoie and Ifluel Smith drove to' Nehisii to a large group gathering Sunday. The two farmers mentioned each gave nn address on the program. They enjoyed the day immensely. A number of friends from Black duck spent Sunday at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. SiniHi., School .commenced Tuesday at ItitIchi withxMr. Baney as teacher. Mrs. J. F: Mahoney is planning on taking a pair, of Roller singer fj 11111! 111111111111! I 11111M1111191111 i 1111^ Do It Today! TMondaysof HINK tho Heatlc the Miner*' strikes and all the other in terferences with CoaJ deliv eries in Winter. With a lit tle forethought you can in sure yourself against such serious inconveniences. Our yards are full of Coal NOW and the trucks are ready to deliver right to your cellar. I SmithLumberCo. FTi111111111f11111111f1111111111n 1 i 111111111111:i1rF j^j^^i'i PIONEER H'STOf?/c!Ai canary birds, a pair of mammoth bronze turkeys and. a pair of mam moth young geeso lo the county fair at Bemidji and she is also planning on taking a large pumpkin, hubbard 'squ'ish and sweet potatoes: Miss Ruby Henderson came back Wednesday from her two months' visit in the Fast. She, her uncle and aunt and others made the trip from Louisiana lo,Maine in a cur. Mrs. W. lleaderaon ami daughters, MANKATO COMMERCIAL COLLEGE One of tho Greatest Schools in the country, crtablisher 1891. If you in- tend to take a Commercial Course it pays to attend the best. Annual en- rollment, 1,500 students Ideal conditions. Practical courses of study. Experienced tenchew. Unusual opportunities for securing positions. Ex- penses reasonable. Fall Term Opens First Week in September. Send for Free Catalogue. Mankato Commercial College MANKATO MINN. Hunting Season Opens Sept. 16 Oh! BoyHow those ducks will be flying. Yes, they're a plenty this year. But how about the proper equipment? We carry a complete stock pi Western Shells, the shelly that have been taking- the money at the big shoots absolutely waterproofed and therefore will not stick in your gun and cause you to loose that big one. Western Record Shells, box $1.50 Western Field Shell*, box .$1.35 It will pay you to buy them by the case Get Our Price. SECTION &5c PER MONTH rt Ruby ami Bertha, of Cass Lake and. Mr." Hawkins visited at the J. F. Mahoney home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and little son, and- Mirs. Johnson's sister'ad Mr. Larson' of Cas^ Lake visited/rat the J. F.uMa honey/ home Monday.^ J. F. Mahoney is making money celling watermelons and muskmelons from hi.s email .patch. They are in great demand. Mr. Mahoney says he may put in twenty acres next year. "ST. Be Laval Seperators NEW PRICES lb capacity $110.00 (Less ti'/i' for cash) The new prices on the DeLaval Separators are down to pre-war prices. These new prices with the present price of 3(5 cents for bulterfat makes it a machine you cannot afford to be without. With your cows and DeLaval Separator you have a steady income the year round. Two Cows and a De- Laval means more money to you than three cows with- out a separator. And a DeLaval and your cows will make YOU more money than a worn out separator or an inferior grade. GIVEN HARDWARE. PHONE 57 $90.00 hMm Md^jiMiM :t~~~"