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VOLUME XIX. NO. 206
1 LTRAMFARM UREAL! HOLDS AIM MEE A E. Witting of Blackduck Is Re-Elected President and J. J. McCurdy Secretary VARIOUS BUREAU UNI TS REPORT O N THEIR WORK Chairmen of Various Projects Make Report on Progress of"' a #arehdaSef tendance of 160 ~'Nr S. B. Cletand Speaks Progress which the Beltrami Coun ty Farm Bureau association has mv.le in this county during the past year was clearly shown at the ann al meet ing of the organization hold Satur day at the rooms of the Civic and Commerce association. Election of officers completed w successful meeting. Voting iljfti4on by farm bureau unit dira&(V according to the amended art:res oi mcoipora lion. A. E. Witting Biacfeducc was ie elected president, Thomas Porte of Turtle River--was. electedvice-pres ident- to. succeedA'oiph Gustat'spn VT Solway and Cu ,d. lllu!:cly of Tin tie. River. J. J.,MeCurdy of Bemidji was re-elected secretary-treasurer. These officers-together with the folio-wing! elected Saturday consti tute the executive committee: Mrs. Ed Larson and Miy. W. G. Schroedov of Bemidji, Adolph Gustafson of Solway andC. O.Espe of Stanley. It was voted that the president of the "association attend the '.state fed eration meeting January 3* 4 and 5. If'he is unable to attend, the vice president is to act as alternate. The annual meeting was called to order at about 11 o'clock by Pres ident A..rE. Witting and the reports of the chairmen of last y.c-arfs.tpftfj? ects were the.-first order of business H. M. piark reported for the wool growers, Hyho pooled 28,000 pounds last .season. -He^urgedr the erection .eithe entirely or partially for .'wool storage that wool might beHeld in the future" for "bet ter prices. He tUsb urged the grading of wool to be sold and explained- 1he tentative wool grades of the IJViitqd States Department of Agriculture., Hairy Arh6ld reported for the seed, potato growers,* stating th.it 16 seed treating denionstrationes wivh ah at- wer held during the past summer. Five potato tours wereheld with an attendance ci 125. Hesuggesteci that more interest be paid to marketing and .3?faction, cf potato warehouses. P. E. Welch reported for the bee keepers and stated that although no great amount of work had been ac complished in that line, plans are being made for bettering the indus try. .He. urged that more attention be paid to the development of the industry to take care of the enor mous waste in Beltrami county every year..' W. T.: Blakely reported on land clearing projects, While H. A. Pf lug hoeft reported on boys' and girls' club work. Eighty-six boys and girls entered the potato 12 in the- pig1 contest, 2 4 icontest, dairying 1 2 in bread baking and 75 in gardening, a total of 244 in club projects during rhe year. Nine won free trips to the state fair this last fall. The pig club, in open competition, won first prize3 over adult exhibitors. At the state fan- potntd demonstrations, the.Bel ?trami county team wop second place in state-wide competition. In the junibr livestock judging contest, one Beltrami county, boy won' seventh place and -another twelfth place with 44 competitor'}. Mrs. Ed' Larson reported for the home development section, outlining the work for the past year^and mak ing suggestions for improving it this year. At the afternoon session roll was called and 15 township directors were -found to be present, with a total at tendance of about 40, Reports of the farm bureau unit directors were then heard These reports included Battle, Grant alley, .Tones, Hagali, j|^ (eontjfiued, on Page 6) PREBESEGGPRKES St/ P'au^fiec. 19iEgg prices are due to drop. This is the prediction of R. F. Hall, .inspector of cold storage warehouses, state agricultural depart ment. /According to Hall, egg production is on the increase and will thwart ef forts of national storage concerns to obtain control of the market. On Nov. 30 there were 953,700 dozens of eggs in Minnesota cold stor age houses. Daring the entire year ending Dec. 1, a total of 367,016,287 pounds of food passed through the cold storage establishments. The increase in pro duction, according to Mr. Hall, is due primarily to cheap grain. Because of the small return on marketed grain the farmers choose rather to feed the' poultry. arid stock" larger quantities than sell..^.^B^V LOCAL COLLEGE DEFEATS CASS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL Teachers College Si|ad Wins 1 Second Game of First Season, 2 3 to 17. The Bemidji State Teachers college basKetball team won its second game ot the season Saturday mgnt when it defeated the scrappy. Cass bake high school basketball team in-a.hard- tought game by the score ot 23tol7 local' college quint two straight vic tories in as many starts. The Teachers at-Cass Lake. The victory gave the were not able to present tneir strong est combination at all times, lor Coach F. Pf Wirth allowed Horns, captain of the quint, to play but 15 minutes of the entire- game because the tall center is now convalescing from pneumonia.. The Cass take high, school quint is composed of veterans and the game was the hardest fought game played in the hew Cass. Lake high school gymnasium. The score at half time was 12 to 11 with the Teachers 011 the long end. Four baskets by Riggs, shot' from long range, and -one -by Simons, with-two counters from the 16-foot mark, constituted all the scoring for the Teachers in the first half. At one time in the first half, the Cass Lake quint was leading1, WAR DEPARTMENT TO DECIDE ON HENRY FORD?S OFFER SOON (By United Press)'., Washington, Dec. 19.A final de cision on the offer of Henry Ford lor the government nitrate and pow der plant at Muscle Shoals, Ala., will' be made shortly, it was indicated to day at the war department. Shortly after noon Secretary of War Weeks went into conference with W. B. Mayo and Worthington, Ford engineers, and Secretai-y Hoover. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ^COMPLETES PM TRIP Af On hi-s recent trip into Northern Beltrami county, J. C. McGhee visited 39 schools and traveled about 80 miles on foot through snow and swampf returning to Bemidji Satur day night. "The schools, I find^are in better condition than ever before," said Mr. McGhee, "due, no doubt,'to the fact that we have more first and second grade teachers on. the job." He*covered the entire Grygla coun try anil practically all of the territory north of the Red Lakes. At Graceton he attended to some matters in con nection with child welfare work. Many townships have but one school, which made it. difficult to reach them all by auto or team, so it was necessary to walk in many cases. Some of the points visited were Gryg la, Benville, Spruce Grove, Minnie, Steenerson, Lee, Hamre, Highwood, Carp, Graceton, Barton, Faunce, Spooner, Baudette, Williams, Pioneer, Boone and Swiftwater. TEN ALLEGED MEMBERS OF MASKED BAND IN JAIL Ardniore, Okla.,,Dec. 19.Ten al leged members of a masked band, which last Thursday night attacked the home of John Carroll, alleged bootlegger near Wilson during -which Carrol and two members of the party were killed, today are in jail await ing arraignment on murder charges. V^. A 9 to 5, but a spurt by the Teachers in the last five minutes gave .them a one^point lead at half time. In- the second half the Bemidji collegians took the lead at the jump and were never headed, three field baskets by Simons and one each by Captain Horns and Riggs, with &, free throw giving them a total of 23, with Cass Lake trailing with 17 as the final whistle blew. Horns, although playing but 15 minutes of the game, was exception ally fast, covering the floor well, and intercepting many passes besides feeding his team-mates with accurate (Continued on page 6) REDUCED RAIL RATES FOR FARMERS' WEEK AT*'U With a minimum of 350 persons at tending the meeting of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation at St. Paul during the eighth annual Farmers' and Hme-makers Week at Univer sity farm, January 2 to 7, 1922, rail road rates of one and one-half fare from all pointsvinMii\riesota on-the Certificate plan%iv?iH -be given.: by the Western Passenger association. To be eligible for a return ticket of one half fare, the attendant must buy his ticket between December 31 and Jan iaary inclusive, and should ask- his ticket agent for a certificate. If this certificate or receipt should be stamp ed with the same date as your ticket. See that the ticket reads either to St. Paul or Minneapolis.: Immediately on your arrival at the meeting pre sent your certificate to the endorsing offiter', F. L. French, secretary of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, who will validate your ticket for re duced return rate, through the joint a^ent of the Western Passenger asso ciation, if the necessary 350. tickets of 67 cents or more each fulfilling the requirements of the Western Pas senger association have been received. For more complete information write to Dr. A. V. Storm, University farm. SPECIAL GUARD ON DUTY IN N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE According to Warning, an Area of Five Blocks Was to ^r Dynamited Today XBy "United Prrss) New York, Dec. 19.A special a^med guard is on duty on the New York Stock Exchange, the Sub-Treas ury and father buildings in the finan cial district, while-* Wall Street is on tip-toe- on expectation of another bomb outrage, f ..-,M* !-.& "Accoflirngto a letter "that the Chas. P. Morgan Stock Exchange and an area extending five blocks around it was to be dynamited today. This warning was received a week ago. The police have been investigating the case. The letter said, "This is a warning tp you. that the Stock Exchange arid everything in a radius within five blocks will be blown.up on December 19. Leave town or leave the district. The note was written ori a small piece of paper and mailed in a plain envelope. STORES WILL REMAIN M0PEN DURING EVENING The majority of Bemidji's stores will remain open during.the evenings this week to enable late shoppers to do their Christmas shopping conveni ently. A large number bf people Jhaye found themselves unable to do their shopping in the daytime because their work confiicas with that, and the mer chants have decided to' assist them by remaining open during the eve ning. Nine o'clock will be the closing, time for the bulk of the stores this week, while practically all plpaces of business plan to remain open until at least-10 o'clock Christnias eve. The "shop.early" slogan has been applied in Christmas buying this year and the merchants report a fairly good business. Practically all have added to their sales forces to tate shopping. facili AUTOMOBILE SEIZURE FOR UNPAID TAXES, IS RULING (By United PrcsS") St. Paul, Dec. J.9."Pay your auto tax or lose your machine," is the ul timatum of the automobile tag de partment at the state capitol here. Notices have been sent to sheriffs of machines still missing from the tax, list giving them orders to collect the fees or seize the niachine. Under'the law the machine may be seized and sold for tax by the coun ty officials. WEATHER MAN CANT FOOL HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASS The weather man will from now on have a hard time fooling the science department of the local high school, even though cold-blooded citizens try to tell* the students other wise. A government thermometer, which registers the maximum and minimum temperatures during 21 hours, is, now the property of that department and has-already been put into Use at the Central school. BOSTON BANKER HAS PLAN TO FINANCE PHILIPPINES BEMIDJI, MINN., MONDAY EVENING, DEC. 19, 1921 144 Hours to Christmas TWO KILLED TODAY IN IOWA PACKING STRIKE (By UnU,eft Press) Sioux City, Iowa, Dec. 19.Lewis Jones, son of Sheriff Jones Of Wood bury county, and a^ alleged striker, Hassen Caleb, were killed in a battle in the packing strike zone today. Cal eb, accosted by the Sheriff and his son as he started through the district, struck young Jones "ver the head and started t6 run. Joftes pursued him. Caleb then turnedf and shot him through the abdomeh. Sheriff Jopes shot Caleb, wfto died on the.way to the hospital. Union officers claim Caleb, strike-breakeri was not a mem ber of the union 1 TREASURY TO AID UNEMPLOYMENT Washington, 'Dec. 19.-After re ceiving an outline of the serious un employment situation throughout the United"States from experts represent ing the president's conference on un employment, Col. Edward Clifford, assistant /secretary of the treasury. has sent word to Col. Arthur Woods, chairman of' the committee on civic and emergency measures, that the treasury department would imme diately undertake additional con struction work to the extent of $14,- 762,00.0, on various hosptals author ized out of departmental funds. Some $2 500,000 will be spent on three hospitals at soldiers' homes in Milwaukee, Wis.,' Dayton, O., and Marion, -Ind. Other of the larger hospitals on which work will be be gun at once as a further means of relieving local employment, are: Tuskegee, Ala., $2,250,000 Palo Alto, Cal $1,50,000 Pittsburgh, Pa., $1,000 000 New York city, $1,000,- 000 'jfew York city, remodeling Catholic orphanage, $600,000 St. Louis, Mo., $1,000,000. Th'e treasury department an nounced that it would co-operate in every way possible in this hospitai zation work, so that the money ap propriated by congress might be made available as quickly as its supervising architect could approve the-various plans. EFFECTS SHOOTING YEARS AGO REMOVED FROM VICTIM George Cyr of Buena Vista, who was accidentally shot in mistake for a-deer'about 23. years ago, complain ed oJ" a pain in his side and Avas op erated upon Saturday. The surgeon extracted aeyeral pieces of a watch chain from his side, pieces which were imbedded in the flesh when Mr. Cyr was shot. CROOKSTON CITY TEAM PLAYS HEREWEDNESDAY 1 Manilla, P. I., Dec. 19.R. F. Har rick, Boston banker, has conapleted a plan, for reorganizing the finances of the Philippine Islands. Harrick is leaving inimedately for Washington to lay his plan before officials. team ^Eor two nights in succession Company K. Bemidji's National Guard unit, will play its third game of basketball when it meets the Crookston city team at the new ar mory Wednesday evening in what promises to be the fastest and hard est game of the early season. Com pany has Won both of its previous games, the first against the local Naval Militia unit and the second against the Walker city team. Nevertheless the guardsmen know that they have a battle ahead, and are practising regularly in order to make as good.a showing against the Polk county squad as possible. Crookston has always had a first class city team and this year is said to be no exception. The exact line-up of the visiting team is not known yet, but it i* believed, that it includes a number of the same men who assist ed in defeating the Bemidji city team at Crookston last winter, after the Bemidji team had made a tour arid played against the Minot, N. D., FRANCE ACCEPTS NAVY RATIO ALLOTTED HER Premier Briand Sends Orders to French Delegates to Give Up Demand \Uy United Pres,0 "London, Dec. 19.France has ac cepted the naval ratio proposed by Secretary Hugh.es, "Premier Briand told George Harvey, it was announced today. 'Washington, "-Dec. 19.An agree ment has been reached by the .five naval powers of the .world to limit their battleship armaments. Premier Briand has sent orders to tin, French delegation at the arms conference to back do-wn on Hie demand fo.i* navy greater than Japan and to ac cept the decision of the other poweis that the French ratio in the. 6-6*3 plan be approximately 1.76, it was learned today. MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR DISABLED U.S. VETERANS (By United Presi) Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 19.Dis- abled veterans and their dependents in every community in the United States will be cared for Christmas day by American Legion members, according to plans announced by na tional headquarter? of the ex-serv ice men's, organization. Visits to the homes of sick and wounded ex-service men and to their families,will be blade by the Legion aires and special committees will take care of the men still in the hos pitals. Entertainments and presents will be provided for the incapaci tated veterans. In connection with the Christmas visits, Legion investigators will ob tain inforimton in regard to strking cases of neglect of the disabled and their families, following which action the members of the local posts will take up the claims of these men with the government and will assist their families in getting proper care. Information in regard to the loca tion of disabled men will be ascer tained through Legion post meetings, the Red Cross, local medical organi zations, covnty arid city officials, and, if necessary, through house-to-house work by the Legion committees. "This is not a charity affair," said Hanford MacNider, national com mander of the Legion. "It is the Christmas thought of one ex-service man for another who would expeel his baddies to remember him if the positions were reversed., It docs not matter 'whether.-the dibbled lad a Legion Wan or not it is a Crhi.tivias greeting between ex-service men." MINNESOTA SHORTCAKE TEAM FIRST AT CHICAGO The Minnesota peach shortcake, team, consisting of Audrey Pulver, Lila Rogers and Genevieve Fink, of Rose Creek, in Mower county, won first place in the national contest at the ^Chicago international livestock exposition. The Minnesota junior livestock. Judging team, consisting of Edward Tersteeg, Clement Chase, Al bert Conzcmius and Gordon Sayres, Farmington, placed seventh. T. A. Erickson, tate leader of boys' and girls' club work, escorted 18 Minne sota boys and girls, who had won free trips as rewards for superior work in various projects, to the international.off WILL HONOR LAST MAN KILLED IN WORLD WAR ^'mi- J\. jj" American Legion Endeavoring |j Learn Identity of Last American to Fall Indianapolis, Dec. 10.Who was the last American soldier killed in action? The American Legion, en deavoring,to learn the identity of the last to fall, is receiving many cjaiins at its national headquarters Jierv. The French government will erect a monument to the last man killed. The case of a sergeant of the 79th division who tried to capture the last German machine gun of the war has been offered to Legion headquarters by Major Albert T., Rich of the reg ular army. It was north of Verdun on the morning of November 11, 1918. that the incident cited by Major Rich oc curred. A first sergeant of an in fantry company, aspiring to take the last Heche gun, left his lines at 10:53 o'clock, just tiVe minutes before the war ended. The sergeant was killed perhaps a minute before the armistice,- imme- diately in front of the gun lie was trying to capture. At 11 o'clock sharp the .German officer in charge of the gun directed four of his men to pick up the doughboy and carrv and for the civilized world. Col. William Oury was in iun ma-nd of the regiment to which the sergeant belonged, Major Rich, re ported, and General W. J. Nichol son commanded thi- division. Col. Oury is now stationed with the 14th infantry in the Canal Zone and Gen eral Nicholson is in Washington. The identity of the sergeiint and the com pair' to which he. belonged wore not learned by Majoi Rich. U. S. IS NOW AT PEACE WITH ALL THE WORLD irty I'lJltc-d l-'VavM) Washington, Dee. 19.The United States is now at peace with nil the world. The third and lust pence treaty was ratified today between the, United States and Hungary, accord ing to word from Hugh Grant Smith, who cabled that ratifications had been exchanged. Similar treaties. were ratified be tween Germany and Austria.' ONE MANt KlLLc.1) AND XHRER INJURED IN BUFFALO STORM (Jiy United" Press) UuiValo, N. Y., Dec. 19.--One man was killed and three injured and pronerty damaged estimated at $750,000 as a result of a terrific storm which swept tho city yester day. Forty homos were destroyed along the river front and a number of houseboats werd also destroyed. FOUND GUILTY OF CAUSING DEATH OF NEW BORN BABY Adrian," Mich., Dec. 19.Mm. Mat ,tie Kirby was found guilty of man slaughter by the jury here, on charges of having caused the death of her daughter's now born illegitimate baby. Sentence will be pronounced Tuesday. The case was given to the jury Tuesday night. A verdict was reached Saturday, staled and returned in court today. N.D. PROHIBITION DEPARTMENT HAS BUSY TIME IN NOVEMBER Fargo, Dec. 19.Over $98,000 in taxes and penalties were levied by the North Dakota prohibition depart ment in, November, according to Di rector Stone. This docs not include fines imposed in court where defend ant is found guilty. Twenty-one stills were destroyed during the month. RALPH GRACIE POST TO MEET THURSDAY NIGHT Several matters of importance are to be taken up for consideration at the regular meeting of the Ralph Grade post of the American Legion to be held Thursday evening at the rooms of the Civic and Commerce association. At the last regular meet ing, plans were started for a num ber of entertainments to be given throughout the winter to make up the deficit suffered through the recent Armistice day celebration. Further details on these projects will be re ported at the meeting this week. Plans are being made for some sort of a program and & lunch, to follow the business session^ It is especially urged that there be a large attend ance of members in order that Rction on' the several propositions may be started at once. Prospective members as well as members are invited and urged to attend The session will be called to order at 8 o'clock. ONE KILLED AND TWO OTHERS INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT (By United Tresa) Redfield, S. D., Dec. 19.B, Hol loeck was killed and Mrs. frottliob Albrecht and Mrs. Gust Guieke seri ously hurt-when the automobile lr which they were riding turned over, two miles east of here Surxlay. Just as Holloeck had turned out on meet ing another car the rear wheel came and the machine turned turtle. L, fci* L.tmtC*un^. ft 66c PER MONTH DeValera and His Supporters Call Pact a "Politician's Peace" This Morning i ARTHUR GRIFFITH MOVES RATIFICATION QF PACT Renewed Warfare on England Threatened During Heated Debating Today (By'United Press) Dublin, Dec. 19.The Anglo-Irish treaty was denounced as a "politi cian's peace" by President DeValera and his supporters at the opening ses sion of the Dail Eireann this morn ing. Arthur Griffithy.-.^who signed the peace pact, moved its ratification. "We have made the bargain and brought the news back to the peo ple of Irelandour masters and not our servants. We are dictators, if wo do, not represent the people properly, then our voice is gone forever," Grif fith said. Griffith, unusually cool under all circumstances, grew angry at quib bling over words when Irish lives are hanging .in balance. "We brought back our own flap and secured evacuation by the British army after seven hundred years," he declared heatedly. lh proof of his statement, he read a letter from Lloyd George promis ing the army would be withdrawn im mediately after the treaty ratifica tions... Griffith then read the oath of the legion contained in the peace pact and said: "Any Irishman can take this oath with honor." Austin Stuck, cabinet member, who voted against the treaty, and his sup porters developed in this fight against it Jumped to his feet and cried, "I won't take, this oath." Dublhrr DeiM 19.^Uenewed Avar fare on England was threatened in the Dail Eireunn, today during a de bate on ratification of the peace treaty. "I hope to continue to fight even if this rotten document is accepted," cried Austin Stack, member of the Irish cabinet. "I would have every Irishman remain servant until the end of time rather than consent to such a document," said Do Vulcrn. Michael Collins took the floor.and began speaking in behalf of the treaty. "I term the treaty for what it isfreedom," Collins said. AUTO GOES THROUGH ICE ONE DROWNS, THREE ESCAPE (By United Tress) Fergus Falls, Winn, Dec. 19. Oscar Anderson was drowned and three companions narrowly escaped death when their automobile went through the thin ice. on Lake CIit.li eral late Sunday. Oscar Niokolson was' rescued with difficulty after he had gone down in the icy waters. Irvin Rolandsoti and Olavus Holdt pulled him out after they had succeeded in reaching solid ice themselves. Anderson went down with the automobile in 100 feet of water. Nether the body nor the ma chine had been located today. Tho four men started on a wolf hunt Sunday. TRANSPORTATION GROUP TO GIVE CHARITY BALL The transportation group of the Minnesota, & International Railway company, which comprises the local engineers, firemen, brakemen and conductors, plans to give a hard time* ball some time during the latter part of January, it was announced today. Committees htivc been appointed and are already at work completing tho necessary arrangement sfor the affair. The net proceeds are to be donated toward local charity work. i SOVIET CONGRESS TO ASSEMBLE TOMORROW (By Unltea Press)Sr-teV. Moscow, Dec. 19.The Ninth All Russian Soviet. Congress is scheduled to assemble here when general elec tions terminate throughout Russia, and will immediately take up an im portant agenda. By an executive-decree, the agenda has been fixed as follows: Report of the All-Russian Central Executive committee and Council of People's Commissnrs on home and foreign affairs of the Soviet republic. Reports on first results of Russia's new economic policy. Condition of the Red Army in connection with the probtems of tho present. Famine relief. Agricultural reconstruction espe cially in the famine areas. Finances and budget. Co-operation and cooperative ie^1. islation. Election of an All-Russian Central Executive committee..