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i The Pioneer Is the only daily within 100 miles of Bemidji and has the largest circulation In Northern Minnesota VOLUME XIX. NO. 126 No Admission to Be Charged on Opening Day Visitors to Inspect Grounds ENTERTAINMENT-EVENTS S^^ ^e WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY Railroads Co-operate With One and a Half Fare to Bring Visitors to Bemidji Next Tuesday will mark the open ing of the biggest and best fair ever staged in Beltrami county and North ern Minnesota, when the gates of the Northern Minriesota Fair at Bemidji are opened to the public that all may have an opportunity to see what im provements have been made since this county's last "fair. No admission will be charged on the opening day. For the remaining three days of the fair, a program of entertainment which promises to furnish thrills for both young and old and to attract thousands of visitors from every town, village and community of Northern Minnesota will make each day a busy one. High class enter tainments are offered each forenoon, Afternoon and evening, and no one day of these three is any more out standing.than the rest. Each is sure to be a "hummer," and fair officials are making arrangements to care for a record attendance. Now Buildings With the addition of a grandstand which will seat at least 2,500 per sons comfortably, a cattle building and numerous other livestock dp play and exhibit buildings, a press building, and a large number of other improvements, the fair will be out standng in this respect alone. But in addition to these- improvements, all other features of the fair are so far ahead of any previous fair held here that there is no just comparison be tween this year's attractions and those previously, .held in this section of the state. Racing events will furnish varied thrills, with farmers' horses taking a prominent part. Dr.' W. K. Denison, w'Bo is in charge of the horse racing events, has lined up at least 25 fast trotters and pacers and visitors will be given an opportunity to see races, the like of which have never been seen at Bemidji before. The St. Paul"Dispatch Flying Cir cus will be a feature attraction and this event alone promises to draw thousands to Bemidji. Every .num ber on each day's program has been arranged with utmost care, and visi tors are urged to remain here for the entire program. TuesdayEntry Day No charge will be made for admis sion to the grounds on this day, and an. opportunity will be given to look over the new buildings. All exhibits are to be in place that day. In the evening, Bemidji will celebrate ihe lighting of the new white way sys tem. WednesdayBemidji Day Judging of farmers' clubs exhibits, band concert, judging of horses and beef cattle and judging of agricultu ral exhibits in the forenoon speecli by Hon. Frank W. Murphy, noted agricultural expert, trotting and pac ing races, and running races for farmers' horses, vaudeville acts, 100- yard dash, five-mile motorcycle race, auto polo, and musical program by the Bemidji Juvenile band in the af ternoon band concert, style driving automobile contest for ladies, auto polo, vaudeville acts, and musical pro gram by the Bemidji Union band in the evening, will make Bemidji Day unusually attractive. ThursdayChurch Day A parade of church organizations to the fair grounds, band concerts by date to call, mark it down and ,BE TiHEsRE. If some prospective suib (Continued on Page 6) McGRATH TO BE TRIED i ON INCENDIARY CHARGE (By United Press) Aitkin, Sept. 15.James E. Mc Grath, millionaire lumberman, ^to- day pleaded not guilty to a charge of setting fire in timber near White Pine without a permit. Judge Spalding beard the plea and release^ McGrath on his own recognizance to appear for trial here September 21. County Attorney Louis Hullin will prosecute the case. Forest Ranger Swedberg swore to information charging Mc Grath with violation of the forestry laws. McGrath denied the charge in a statement. He said he went to White Pine after reports of forest fires near there reached his home at Stillwater. The flames spread in White Pine de spite the efforts of forest rangers sent to the district. The flames, which destroyed the village, were said to have originated in the McGrath mills at White Pine. fci&&lii8fi$8^ Hf^^i^^P^^W^^i^f^W^^ ^P^Mtn^, .f^^vm q^wtn"??1** TO ARRANGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES SATURDAY Athletic Directors of Schools in Northern Section Are to Meet Here Saturday To draw up schedules for football in Northern Minnesota between the various high schools which will have teams in the field this year and to se lect officials, there will be a meeting of superintendents and coaches Sat afternoon at the Central school. Notices of the meeting have been sent .i'urday 1 The members of the Methoaist church will meet tonight to elect a lay delegate^to the annual conference which meets at the Simpson Method ist Episcopal church Wednesday, Sep tember 21. Repoi'ts of the year's work will be made by the pastor, Sunday school superintendent, president of Epworth league, president of the Women's Home Missionary society, president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society and the president of the La dies' Aid. WILL COMPLETE CHARGE AGAINST AR6UCKLESOON (By United Press) San Francisco, Sept. 15.District Attorney Brady declared today that he expected to announce within 24 hours whether he would prosecute J.r *fr j!' 'V. *at i-*. S represented. wi I T^ ong those who have signified the. "Su tention to be present at this corii ve M. Bh are Superintendents A. Park Rapids, M. I. Smith of Blacx G. H. Potter of Walk er. Others w^to nave not yet replied to the notice of the meeting, but who are expected to be present are: Su perintendent Troxel of Fosston, Coach Stenhoff of Thief River Falls, Coach Paul Schmidt of Crookston, Sup'ernitendent Hayes df East Grand Forks, Superintendent Towle or Coach Harvey Hyde of Detroit, Su perintendent Bothe or the coach of the Wadena high school. Others who may be present are: Superintendent Peterson or Coach Lloyd Greiner oi Cass Lake, and Superintendent Holm quist or Coach JSnery Johnson, of Warren. This will be a general get-together meeting of those" actively associated in directing athletics in the various schools and all problems confronting the athletic departments will be aired at this time. TO ELECT DELEGATES TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE Roscoe Arbuckle for manslaughter or the jury returned a verdict in favor murder, in connection with the death of the defendant. Lien was charged of Virginia Rappe. jwith breach of promise. The defen- Brady made this announcement jdant was represented by Henry Funk- when he came to his office this morn-1 i and the plaintiff by P. J. Russell ing to prepare for the formal return of the grand jury's manslaughter in dictment against Arbuckle, which was to be made in supreme court at 10 a. m. CLUB MEMBERS IN PIONEER'S CAMPAIGN OVER LOOKING CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES EVERY HOUR Systematic Work More Efficient Than "Hop-Skip-and-a-Jump" Method and Will Bring Its Reward in Big Credit Totals Names of Members to Be Announced Saturday. The names of Club Members in The Pioneer's campaign wU be published Saturday's issue. If vou are not already a mem ber, send in your name at once. That many club members in The Pioneer's $4,000 Salesmanship Club are passing up credit opportunities and not working in a systematic and efficient manner is 'best illustrated by an actual incident told to the sales manager yesterday. The father of a young lady club member of Bemidji stopped an ac quaintance on the street witji the question, "picked your favorite iin The Pioneer's Salesmanship club yet?" "Yes, Miss asked me for the coupons from the paper and I'm saving them for her." "But how about your subscription?" "Oh, no one has asked me for it yet-" And the club memlber's father got a year's subscription which counted many more than the coupons clipped from the paper would amount to through out the entire campaign. It was simply a case of misdirected energy on tha part of the club mem ber who made the first call. She had taken time and energy to make the call and asked for the 50-cred/t coupons when she might just a3. well have secured the year's subscription also. If you are a contender for one of the fifteen big prizes to be awarded October 29, by The Bemidji Daily and WJeekly Pioneer, are you making any mistakes such as that? Have you planned out your campaign and are you working by a systematic method that will make every step, every call, every hour, devoted to this work count for the maximum number of credits? Many other stories of wasted time and effort have come to the notice of tff. MATHEWS INDICTED FOR SECOND DEGREE LARCENY In case of Adamson Against Lien, Verdict Returned for the Defendant The grand jury for the September term of district court, which opened here Tuesday forenoon, was dis charged yesterday afternoon after returning an indictment against Jo seph Mathews on a charge of grand larceny in the second degree for steal ing a watch from Gilbert Bjunas on July 22 from Bjunas' room at 209 Minnesota avenue, this city. The tral of Mathews has ibeen set for next Tuesday. No other indict ments were returned, and the other cases were dismissed. Since the last term of district court, 12 defendants have entered pleas of guilty and been sentenced ci ther to St. Cloud penitentiary or to the state prison at Stillwater. In the case of Stella Adamson vs. Peter Lien, which was heard before the petit jury yesterday afternoon, both of this city, The case now being considered by the court is that of Elmer Marin vs. Clarence Grover. This case was call ed at 2 o'clock this afternoon. the Campaign Department. And it is the aim of this special department, created by The Pioneer management to handle the campaign, to call such things to the attention of club mem bers in order to aid them in putting forth the most successful campaign possible. Most Time Doesn't Count We have had some drop out, or re fuse to try to win (because they "didn't have as much time as others." It isn't the most time that is going to win these splendid prizes.lt. isn't the people who have the .most time on their hands who have the world's big jelbs offered them. Never! The busiest people in.the world are the ones who are offered the most jobs, and also the ones who are capable of handling the most work. Why? Because they plan out (heir time and make each and every minute hour and day count for the most good. They accomplish the most and still have the most time nn their hands for other wotrth while -liningsas weH as play. will be those elub members who know how to use their time to the best advantage that will win the biggest and host of the prizes to .be awarded at the close of this cam paign, ft won't be the ones who have the most time to spare. So if you want to win, Plan out your time. Plan out your entire cam paign in advance. You won't always be nible to follow a schedule, but have one to follow. Know just what you are going-to do each day, each half day. Know where you ate going, whom you are going to talk to, whom you can depend upon to help you and whether they are really helping you cr not. Use the telephone to check up your aids. Keep a memorandum set of records. When some one tells you they will help you later "i case you 'need my subscription." get a (Continued on Page 6) BEMIDJ I DAIL PIONEE BEMIDJI, MINN., THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 15, 1921 Happens About This Time of Year A. F. AND A. M. LODGE PUTS ON THIRD DEGREE The A. F. and A. M. lodge put on third degree work at a special meet ing held yesterday afternoon and eve ning at the Masonic hall. The meet ing adjourned at o'clock and the members took dinner at the Markham hotel and resumed the work at 8 o'clock. A number of the civil engi neers of the University of Minnesota, who are members of the lodge, and are taking practical university work near Cass Lake for six weeks, came to Bemidji to be present. Among the number were: R. I. Bourne, Larry Teberg, 10d. C. Erickson, Earl H. Lund, Harry Gribbs, C. G. Fraser, C. O. Markson and Howard Palmer. DUCKHUNTERS MAKING FOR EARLY BAG Early morning tomorrow will un doubtedly see hundreds of hunters waiting patiently on the shores of Minnesota's lakes for sunrise to an nounce the opening of the season for wild duck (except wood duck), geese, coot, Wilson snipe, gallinules, yellow legs and rails. The season on' these will close November 30. The season for quail and woodcock will open October 1 and close Novem ber 30. Jhere is no open season on partridge, or ruffed grouse, this year. Hunters today were making prepa rations for an early bag tomorrow and were to be seen trailing duck boats behind their automobiles and making ready for an early trip to their favorite lake. Game Warden Cline announces that he is going to be very active again this year in obtaining the prose cution of those who violate the game laws, and local sportsmen have band ed together to assist the authorities. Oiy United Press) St. Paul, Sept. 15.Wild ducks and prairie chickens had something to worry about today. The law makes them prey to many hunters with a shot gun and license at sunrise Fri day. The duck limit is 15 a day and the chickens a day. The duck sea son extends to December 1, but th* chickens are protected again after October 1. NORTHERN TOWNSHIP HOLDS "COMMUNITY SING" FRIDAY The first of a series of "community sings" will be given at the Northern Community hall Friday evening, Sep tember 16, at 8 o'clock. An addition al feature of the evening's entertain ment will be an illustrated lecture on Trinidad by Mr. Remmers of Be midji. After the lecture a lunch will be served and a social hour will be en joyed by all. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these meetings and all are urged to come to the iirst meeting in order to take advantage of all the fine numbers on the pro gram. STEPS BEING TAKEN TO RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT (Uy United Press) St. Paul, Sept. 15.-Steps to re lieve unemployment in Minnesota were taken today. The state com mission created by the last legislature was to begin a survey ordered by Governor Prcus to determine the ex tent of unemployment. F.' A. Dun-cases dry, chairman of the commission, who has been out of town, returned today and immediately conferred with J. D. Williams, a member of the commission. v.rA^Siij--.. wv^i^sK^**feBfe-4'wi f^i$m%pt", i^~^f^r '^.v\-, -i 1 MILLER'S DEFENDANTS PLAN TO APPEAL CASE Motion for a New Trial for Robert Miller, Convicted, Denied By Stanton A motion for a new trial for Robert Miller, who was sentenced to life im prisonment at the February term of district court here for murder in the second degree in connection with the killing of Alfred W. Fenton near Kau ri ette, was made before Judge C. W. Stanton September 6. The decision of the judge has now been filed deny ing the motion for a new trial, and the defendant will have his oase ap pealed to supreme court. Middleton & Middleton of Bau dette and M. J. Daly of Pc-rham WCT the defendants of the motion for a new trial, while County Attorney Graham M. Torrance represented the state. Miller was sentenced to life im prisonment at Stillwater although his brother George is alleged to have done the actual shooting which is said to have caused the death of Fenton, who was mst.'ikeu for a man by the name of Bowman. George Miller was acquitted at the February term, but Robert was given sentence, it is be lieved that he directed his brother to do the shooting and was in that way responsible for the killing. The meeting of tlie Civic and Com merce association Wednesday noon was one of- the most inlereKiiing and largely attended meetings held lor some time. Jliurintf !h A 'luncheon hour the Riggs orchestra played a numiber of selections which were en thusiastically received. After lunch eon. Pros. K. A. Barker introduced Mrs. Lawrence C. Jones of the l'iney Woods Country Life School of llrax ton. iMiss., who outlined the origin and work of the l'iney Woods school in the "Black Belt" of Mississippi. M'rs. Jones' -message was well re ceived and at the close of her talk she introduced a qinrlelle of singers from the school, who rendered a number of southern negro melodies which captivated the audience. It. K. Doe, naturalization exam iner, was introduced! by Mr. Barker and after complimenting Bemidji on the many fine accomplishments which has characterized the community, Mr. Doe addressed llio association on the subject of citizenship. He stated that it was the duty of the commun ity to improve as far as it was possi ble its standard of cjli/.enship by educating not noly the children bill thos.e of mature age, who for some reason or other had not received tIn oUueaHion they nocdj/' *n orditfr that they might be better citizens. He suggested that Bemidji might well try an experiment with night schools for those who wished further training and information ami 1 whom it was denied, or who did not, In thejr youth, fully make use of the educational opportunities afford ed at that timy but who later in life came to the realization that they needed more information. He cited of Duluth and Cliisholm where the night schools are working splen didly and are much appreciated by those who attended them. M. Doe also referred to the benefits to be obtained by many people from ENROLLMENT IN LOCAL SCHOOLS HAS INCREASED Approximately Two Thousand Are Attending School in Bemidji This Year School enrollment figures this morning showo'1 continued increases over those of last week. At the Cen tral school, 574 pupils now appear on the rolls as against 513 of last year and 498 last week. The Lincoln school registers show 1115 as against 309 last week, and about 25 less than last year. East school now has 58 which is slightly less than last week, but more than last year. The North school enrollment has reached 141 as against 125 last year. Ih the Senior high school the total has reached 275. This is three higher than last year. The Junior depart ment has remained the same as on the opening of" classes, which was 291. This makes a total enrollment in the public schools of 1,664. In the elementary department of the State Teachers college there are registered 124 and in the adult de partment 152. In the latter depart ment, this is an increase over year ago of about 60, last year's enroll ment numbering about 90 at this time of the year. In the elementary department of the Teachers college there is room for two more pupils, one in first grade A, and one in third grade B. This makes a total of 1,910 stu dents in the Bemidji school exclusive ot the students in the Bemi''ji Busi ness college. With the Business college students included, the number will run- well up to 2,000. The Business college so far has an increase of 10 over the iirst week of last year. LOCAL ROAD CONTRACTOR IS STILL IN JAIL TODAY (By United TOSH) St. Paul, Sept. 15.N. B. Nelson, Bemidji road contractor, who was ar raigned before United States Com missioner Samuel Whaley here yes terday, with Howard Gasell of Min ncupolis, on the charge of having stolen and altered Liberty bonds in his possession, is still ill jail today, since he is still unable to furnish $5,000 for his release. HIBBING MURDERER WAS PREPARED TO KILL SELF (Hy United Pross) R.K.DOE,NATURALIZATION EXAMINER. ENCOURAGES NIGHT SCHOOL FOR ALIENS WANTING CITIZENSHIP Urges Civic and Commerce Association to Help Educate For- eigners and Raise Standard of Citizenship in This Com- munityMcPartlin Praises County Highly. Hibbing, Sept. 15."Please for give me, I know I did wrong." This message and others scribbled on scraps of paper, shingles and boards in a deserted log cabin near Kitzvillc today, were turned over to the children of John Webb, murder er of three Hibbing police officers. Webb committed suicide in a cabin when five officers, searching for him, were within ear-shot of the place. ''Come in, you will find me dead," read onv message the officers found. a series of popular 1 cturos on na tional characters which would con vey knowledge, now greatly lacking In many heads of families, along the line of national history and responsi bility of citi/.enshp. Uopresentative J. McPuillin of International Kalis also addressed the associalion. He complimented Bemidji and Beltrami county on the accom plishments of the past, specially re ferring to the land clearing cam paign carried on Ibis Hummer and also to the development of I ho local sum mil- resorts and the acquisition of educational institutions. He dwelt upon the necessity of getting the large area of svv-imp lands and other lands, at present not fliM'aible for agricultural developmenl. into Mich Fhape that they will be an assd in stead of a liability to the northern portion of (lie stale. For (his pur pose he advocated a change in Die constitution of the slate which would make il possible to take a portion of (he proceeds of the stale lands sold and put II into a fund which would assist in developing Ihe peat lands and swamp lands of the northern part of the state. The association confirmed Ihe ac tion taken by the board of directors Tuesday when they decided to accept the proposal of the Labor League wllh regard to the affiliation of that body with the BeinhWl Civic and Commerce association. It wan decided dial no luncheon be held next Wednesday on account of it. being one of the days? of thoi fair here. IT. M. Clark advised the as-soclation I hat on account of the large number of horses and cattle which were to be oxhilbited It would require another barn In which to house them and asked the endorsement of the mem bers in the erection of another 'build ing for fills purpose. The avn-jntjon endorsed the plan for another buil-1- Ing- light 55c PER MONTH UNKNOWNYOUTH Authorities Attempt to Learn Motive for Shooting of D. T. Rounsville THINKS HE HAD GRUDGE AGAINST ALL BANKERS Only Clue to Boy's Identity Is Receipt for Railroad Fare on Great Western (r?y United Press) Rochester, Minn., Sept. 15.An unidentified youth is held in the Owatonna jail today, while author ities tried to learn his motive for kill ing I"). T. Rounsville, vice-president of the First National bank of Dodge Cen ter. The youth is believed to have caused the (ire which burned the Heck livery barn at Dodge Center yester day afternoon. While most of the citizens were watching the fire the youth entered the Farmers' State bank asking the girl clerk for an officer. "Any officer at all will do," he said. He was advise*1 became menacing and the sher- 11 1 carried the boy to Owatonna In an automobile. (lly United Tress) Owatonna. Sept. 15.The uniden tified lad, who shot D. T. Rounsville to death in a bank at Dodge Center late yesterday, was still in jail here today. He refused to say a word in answer to questions, according to Sheriff Leehy. The boy probably will be held hero until a formal charge is placed against him. County Attorney Don Swendiman of Dodge county said the only clue to the boy's identity was a receipt for railroad faro on the Great Western calling for psasage from St. Paul to Haylield. A picture was taken of the boy in jail here last night. Twin City po lice will be asked to identify him. SNELLING FAST BECOMING CENTRAL TRAINING QUARTERS (Hy United Tress) St. Paul, Sept. 15.The Fort Snel ling army post will soon have more than 1,000 men in training an'1 it "i that no oncers were tliere and left. A few minutes later three shots were fired in the First National Bank building and the youth ran into the street shouting, "I have shot him, I have shot him." He was pursued. The body of Rounsville was found inside. He had died instantly. The young man obtained no money and authorities have ibeen unalble to learn whether Rounsville had any enemies. The youth maintained si lence, but it is believed he had a grudge against bank officers gener ally. When he was captured the crow1 1 will become the central training quarters of the 7th Army Corps. Colonel Bjornstad, commanding the post, said infantry, cavalry, field artillery, tank corps and engineer corps will be stationed at the post soon. ACCOUNTING OFFICES TO COME HERE FROM CHICAGO The chief accounting offices of the Kenfield-Lamoreaux company are to be moved from Chicago to Bemidji about the first of October. This company has plants at Bemidji, Cass Lake and Washburn, Wis. The lo cal plant has been operating under the name of the Bemidji Box com pany since its opening, but all plants will now be operated under the name of the Ken/k'ld-Lamoreaux company. LOCAL BUSINESS COLLEGE TO INSTALL DESK CHAIRS The Bemidji Business College has received its orders of desk chairs and these will soon be installed in the in stitution. The new chairs promise to add greatly to the facilities of the school. HOLD ALL-DAY MEETING AT NEBISH NEXT SUNDAY The two weeks of special meetings at Nebish held by E. O. Rico and Rev. Blaine Lambert will close with an other all-day meeting Sunday, Some very good services have been held with conversions and reclamations at nearly every meeting. Attendance has kept up through the rainy weath er unci the closing services promise to be tho best of all. Sunday morning a Sunday school rally comes first, at 10:30 then a preaching service at 11:30 picnic dinner at 1:00, and preaching again at 2:30. Sunday afternoon, Mr. Rice will give his life story, "From Cash Boy to Banker, and From Banker to Preacher," and Sunday evening he will tell the story in the Methodist c."i:vch 'v. JJcm'dji. 'L .*&'