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.We Can Imafiae The Rett,
An Arab drinks cold watr with
a spoon, Bat nver bathes in it.-uti-
les* his home JS na**, the seashore.
Who sid*tht Weill Is essenttaSTAp
por An Aiab
Don't Tell Your Wife.
In the town of Mombasa Brit
ish East Africa jam jars and cur
tain pins are used for the personal
adornment of the natives.. American
husbands reading this are asked not
to tell it to their wives.
Might Follow Suit.
Soap is first mentioned by Pliny,
who states that it was prepared from
goat's tallow and beech-tree ashes,
and was employed for giving bril
liance to the hair. Nothing seems
to be available as to when the soap
box was first employed.
Symbol of Weakneu.
The Syrians considered mourning
for the dead an effeminate practice,
and when they grieved they put on
women's clothes, as a symbol of
weakness, as a shame to them for lack
The Syrians Were Wise.
Thft Covers A Lot.
The man "who spends his time sit
ting on a nail-keg at a grocery store
ranks as a producer along with the
hen that sits on a door knob, except
that the hen is honest in her inten
They Both Cackle A Lot
What Are We Coming To?
The eighth, wonder of the world
has eoyie to pass. Just as we have
become used to seeing women wear
short sjurte, and the rage for knick
erbocker or bloomer 3uTts has coiriip
in strong, we are confronted by a
difficult problem trying to figure out
why an occasional wom'gn persists in
showing her short skirts and bloom
ers at the same time
You Tell 'Em.
He (rcgitering extreme irritation)
"Didn't some (dipt propose to you
before I married you?"
She (sweetly and calmly)"There
He"Then why the devil didn't
you marry him?"
That Aught to Hold Him.
No Harm In That.
"Horace, dear," said young Mrs.
Torkins, "didn't you say that dog
you bought has a pedigree?"
"Yes, was the complacent answer.
"Well, knowing how unlucky you
pre with dogs* I consulted a veterina
rian. You neeedn't worry. The doc
tor says it woh't hurt him in the
Can You Beat It?
ENJOY FINE PROGRAM
Alusic and song marked the open
ing of the regular weekly meeting
of the Berhiajl Civic & Commerce
association Wednesday noon, when
rrofessor Rigg'a juvenile saxaphone
orchestra rendered several snappy
selections and the members led by
E. D. Boyce sang a number of patri
otic songs as a fitting memorial to
the celebration of George Washing
Harry ,F. Swenson of St. Paul ad
dressed the gathering, choosing as
his subject, "Gedrge Washington."
He paid tribute to the nation's
great leader of the revolutionary pe
riod in glowing terms. He compared
Washington with Lincoln and in a
burst of eloquent oratory drove home
the fact that every American-born
citizen has an opportunity to become
great in this, the greatest land under
Other speakers were Messrs. Corn
stock and A. F. Pray of Minneapolis,
of Americanism and picture most op
timistically the future of the nation's
who made earnest appeals in behalf
welfare. BABE RUTH MAY NOT
PASS MARK THIS YEAR
(By Uhifca Press)
New York, l*eb. 23.Babe Ruth
will bo good endugh for .a fairy story
if he sets a new h'omeruri mark this
coming season. Losing six weeks of
the early seasoti he will have need of
a magic wand to pole enough to pass
his mark of 59.
i KILL COI4) GEf^S
Cold Jfefms multiply by the mil
lions. There is always danger of
influenza* pneumonia, ,..A/st na
ture to flush,..tae^fOlsons' from the
stem- Use BULGARIAN BLOOD
3A steaming hot af ^bedtime. -Sold
Brink it jiu
ton rift-mo tattoo*,
r wooiw dot* mwylrt.
FOR 200-MILE DERBY
(By United Freas)
LePas, Man., Feb. 23.Twelve en
tries from Northern Manitoba had
been entered today for the 200-mile
"dog derby" to be held Feb. 28, for
a purse of $2,500. Outside entries
pre "expected. The DuPas-Bancroft
team ym have the largest number of
dogs in the derby with 15. All the
teams have,been over the course and
prqnounced it well suited for fast
divided favor of
the DuPas-Bancrof team and between
C. N. Morgan's} outfit and the dogs
owned *nd driven by the renowned
Sam Pranteau. The latter has nine
wonderfully built dogs and followers
of the sport have taken, him up at
Nover before has there been the
equal of the dogs comprising the
teams this year, which has been brot
about by careful breeding. The en
tries up to tonight follow:
C. B. Morgan, owner, Bill uracon,
driver DuPas-Bancroft, owners, and
T. DuPas, driver Billy Winterton.
owner and driver Godbout-Rusick,
owners, Fred Godbout. driver Mc
Donald^Burkc, owner, A. McDonald,
driver Sam Pranteau, owner and
driver Larry McKay, owner and
driver W. Constance, owner and
driver Batcese Campbell, owner
and driver, and Alfred Ballantyne,
owner and driver.
FARM INCOMES SHOWED
SUDDEN DROP YEAR AGO
in each year beginning with 1910,
Aggregate oflndivid- Percent of
ual In- Farmers Total re
comes. Income ceived by
(billions) (billions) farm-
1912 1913 1914 1915
1916 1917 1918
31.5 32.5 32.2 34.3
41.8 50.7 60.2 64.7
4.00 4.20 4.20
12.7 12.9 13.0 13.7
17.4 16.8 10.9
The final figures for the total in
come in 1920 can only be approxi
mated, owing to the delay in publish
ing the income tax returns.
When these figures are translated
into terms of the purchasing power
of "1913 dollars it is again seen
that the purchasing power of the
farmers was at its lowest ebb in
1920. Here are the, comparative fig
ures in billions of dollars:
Farmers Income in billions of
dollars at the umfdrm pur
chasing power of 1913.
1910 1911 1912
4 1916..... 1917..-
1918... 1919 1920 The percapita
3.78 4.04 4.20
incom* of the
country as a -whole, and the percapi
ta income of the farmer, both meas
ure* in dollars of 1913 purcha|ing
power, was as follows:
Average income Average Jn
of all gainfully come!* of
employed in 1913 farmers in
dollars 1913 dollars
940 923 939
624 657 652 795
850 (approx) 543
It will be seen that in 1920 the
farmers fell faster than the rest of
us. They had jfurther to fall.
What the result iih*y have been
1921 cannot Xii^J&|f$ri
cause while rarnraSgaffaifi stjrleretf
heavy losses, the'twPlf-the country
also ran into/ 4 PjffM severe de
At the recenfcjuinual election of
the National Bureau of Economic.
Rosearch, JfafeiP.'.jErey, editor the
chosen fbr the newly-created position
of chairman of the board of direct
ors. The other o....cers of the bu1
reau are President Malcolm C. Rorty,
vice president American Telephone &
Telegraph Co.:. Vice president, Gray
Silver, of the American Farm Bureau
Federation treasurer, George E.
Roberts, president National City
New York secretary, Dr.
swal W. director of re
search. Dr. Wesley Clair Mitchell.
THft PIONEER WANT ADS
FEDERAL-AID ROAD PROGRAM
Secretary of Agriculture la Consider.
Ing Tentative Draft of Rules
(Prepared by the /United States Oepurtmeet
The secretary of agriculture Is con
sidering a tentative draft of riles and
regulations for- the administration of
the federal highway act, approved
last November, under which $75,000
00ft la appropriated for .the construc
tion of federal-aid .roacls, but will not
promulgate them until he has con
ferred with representatives' of the
state highway departments. The sec
retary Is impressed with the need for
Closest possible co-operotlon between
the federal government and the states
In the-: development of. the federal-aid
h^waty system called for by the act,
and tne value and serviceability of
the system.will not be jeopardized by
a hasty decision as to the roads which
will comprise it or the regulations to
be followed in carrying out the pur
poses of the legislation.
.Fifty million^ dollars of the ap
propriation became available January
1. The remaining $25,000,000 was
made immediately available upon ap
proval of the act, November last.
In formulating the fundamental
rules which will govern the states and
the federal government in administer
ing the law, the Department of Agri
culture Is seeking the counsel of the
state highway departments as repre
sented by the executive committee of
the American Association of State
Highway Ofliclals. Members of the com
mittee are: George P. Coleman, state
highway commission, Virginia Paul
D. Sargent, chief engineer, Maine
Austin JB. Fletcher, state highway en
gineer, California W. it. Keel, state
highway engineer, Georgia Thomas
H. MacDonald, chief of the bureau of
public roads,' United States Depart
ment of Agriculture George K. John
son, secretary, department of public,
works, Nebraska Ira tt. fiowning,
member of highway commission. Utah:
A Modern Machine Working on a
R. .T. Windrow, state highway en
gineer, Texas W. D. Uhler, state
highway engineer, Pennsylvania und
D. P. Olson, director, bureau of high
Pending definite decision upon de
tails of the federal highway system,
encli project submitted by the states
will be. examined with the utmost care
by the bureau public roads to de
termine whether it in likely that the
roads proposed will come within the
federal system as finally selected. The
department regards the approval of
this system as of great ituportimce.
Each project submitted In ailvuuce of
the definite decision upon the system
as a whole will have an effeer in
fixing particular routes and so de
termining the system. Location of
the projects, choice of routes, and
character of Improvements proposed
will be given close study.
Kacli state* highway department has
been requested to submit as:.soon. ..as,
possible to-rKbpiepartment of Agrleul
I ture it tehtatfvft' map showing mutes
I prrifKHfcd' foi* Jirjniary and secondary
systeius.,^: JU^j ef uiniriiiiji and passing
co|^|er|if|i)n Will be given to social
i uM?*^fSpiji^tilf^'* questions Involved.
I such, ..,asWervlc% to imputation, estab-
lllshWi trend of frame, existing Indus
tries, ntitui'al resources, etc. In ron
shlering plans for individual projects
special attention will he devoted to
grade crossings, griylieuts, curvature,
firldges. general drainage conditions,
locution of materials, supplies, etc..
Some na, iatln|&wlsh
to bo sure that
fn not mean dismem-
if It's real love, It will he blind even
to bobbed hair. 41 THE BEMIDJfc DAILY PIONEER
(Contacted by National Council tk Bey
SoeaU of America.)
WINS HIKING MERIT BADGE
Rodney Hotclikin is the first scout In
Binghamton to win the hiking merit
badge. To earn this badge the boy
must meet the following tests:
1. Show a thorough knowledge of the
care of the feet on a hike.
2. Shall walk five miles per day, six
days in the week, for a period of three
months. This may include walking to
and from school or work. He shall
keep a record of his hikes daily, pref
erably in his^iary, a transcript to be
made an exhibit before the court of
3. Walk ten miles on each of ten
days in each month for a period of
three months in other words, six
walks of ten miles during the three
4. Walk 20 miles in one day.
5. Locate and describe interesting
trails and walk to some place marked
by some patriotic or historical eveut.
6. Write hi^ experience ih these sev
eral walking, trips with reference to
fatigue or distress experienced, and in
dicate what he has learned in the way
of caring for himself as regards equip
ment, such as camping and cooking
outfit, food, footwear, clothing and hy
7. He shall review his ability to read
a road map (preferably a government
topographical map), to use a compass,
and shall be required to make a Writ
ten plan for a hike from the map.
Francis Lake of Troop 6, Bingham
ton was made an Eagle scout at the
same court of honor session at which
the hiking merit badge was conferred
on Scout Hotx-hkiii, who is already an
Eagle. SCOUT TRACKS OWN BICYCLE
Bruce E. Cox, a thirteen-year-old
hoy scout of Detroit, woke u,p one
morning to find his beloved bicycle
hiissing. A scout knows how to "track
and trail," and having first notified
the police of the theft, young Cox set
out to recover the property. He found
the track of the wheel in the moist
earth near the garage. Found also a
man's-sized footprints. The footprints
disappeared In the alley. Deduction
No. 2: At this point the man-sized
person began to ride the wheel. For
two blocks the amateur Sherlock
Holmes traced the bicycle tracks. At
the door of the private garage the
tracks stopped. Inquiry of the owner:
"Anyone put a bicycle in your ga-
rage?" "Why, yes," .was the answer.
"Yesterday a D. r. W. workman asked
If he could store some tools here and
today he left a bicycle." It was easy
enough to prove the real owner's claim
to the wheel. They are still looking
for the thief, but Bruce doesn't care
whether they find him or not. He has
the bicycle, thanks to his own keen
mother wit and scout training.
A FIRST-CLAS8 TROOP
Troop 1 of Westboro, Mass., has
none but first-class scouts in its mem
bership of 25 boys. Five of these are
also Star scouts. The troop had the
honor-of being awarded the silver cup
conferred by the Algonqnin council
for all-round efficiency in scouting and
has been granted permission by the
governors of the local country club
to establish within the limit* of the
club property a bird life sarrctuary and,
haven, for wlkl^Hfe generally- The
territory Included covers about
acres. The sahchiary project has the
sanction of the state departmeut of
conservation under the direction of
which it will 1# carried out. This troop
is also one of the successful "igers,"
having receutlylieen successful in find
ing a young man, who, "temporarily
insane, had wandered away froiu home
and baffled the efforts of the police to
CALIFORNIA GOOD TURNS
*A scout on duty at the California
industries exposition, noticed that
some temporary wlriug in the Civic
auditorium looked hot. Touchlug it
gingerly he found it was quite as.hot
as ft looked. He reported the matter
wires were overloaded. The tvouble
was repaired and damage avoided.
Two San Francisco scouts put out a
tire in an apartment house. In the
same city a lady driving up a steep
bill discovering that the car had en
gine trouble got out to investigate.
The car began to roll down hill.
passing scout jumped In, put on the
brakes and stopped the machine.
PAGE LOST CHILDREN
Pasadena boy scouts were, not long
ago, called out in answer to a hurry
call to find three missing maidens, all
under five years of age, who had simul
taneously and Unaccountably disap
peared. At the end of an hour one of
the 20 scouts who were on the quest,
discovered the three young ladles be
ing entertained at a school cafeteria,
a mile from their homes, while the
teachers vainly tried to learn their
guests' names and. addresses.
R0SARIE& FROM HOLY LAND
Important Bethlehem Industry It the
Manufactured Beads Prom Ma
terial America Sends.
Ten to twenty tons of the pearl
shell waste of American button fac
toriesbroken pieces and butt-ends of
shellsare shipped monthly to the
Holy land, where, in the village where
Christ was born, the material Is con
verted into beads ami ornamental ob
jects. For many centuries the manu
facture of such products has been the
only important, indtratry of Bethlehem.
They find a market largely in the
United States. In 1920 there was
shipped from Bethlehem to this coun
try at least $60,000 worth of rosaries,
made of mother-of-pearl beads, with
silver chains and strung on. wire of
the same metal, or "white metal" for_
a substitute. For making larger enr
ven or other ornaiueutal objects Beth
lehem obtains supplies of pearl-oyster
shells from the Persian gulf, from In
dia and from Australia. The chains
of sliver and white metal are import
ed from France. Hand labor is em
ployed exclusively in the industry, and,
inasmuch as it is very cheap, the" idea
of using machinery Is regarded with
ENGLISH TEA IN DIPLOMACY
Perhaps the penetration of the Eng
lish tea into the Versailles conference
was one of the most remarkable of
Its achievements, writes Muriel Harris
in the North Ameficah Review. Iu
a sense, of course, the Conference was
Itself something of a return to a state
of. society when society was small and
international and not, as today, large
and intensely national. Nobody who
was unconnected with the conference
had for the moment any particular in
terest, and a limited and cosmopolitan
society was thus the cynosure of every
eye. When Mr. Balfour diverted M.
Clemenceau with tea, it was an inter
national incident, in the sense almost
that upon the frown of a king's mis
tress depended the fate of nations.
And It was tea made with canned
mill?, too! Was it a ruse of the wily
Lloyd George? Did he realize how
tea helped the inarticulate English
man? How it gave him something
to do with his hands, filled in the
pauses In his conversation, compen
sated for his Frenchor lack of it
and, most of all among the volubls
Latins, gave him the feeling of being,
after all, at home?:
for sprains and
before. T& Comforting
quick relief frbjn pain
will dplignwHy surprise' foa
'l^p Stealsftantfyand at the first
Sigh' ofart-.afche or pain, use it.
At alfrdrufgists35c, 70c, $1,40,
biatCuriaf fecial ereetloius are]
julcld Mated byDr.Hobson's fibzent
I Ointment Good for pimply f*e**t
re.., acne, itchbur skin,ftftd
othersldntrottMM.Otieoflh'.Hobaon' Family Remedies. Any druggist.
Mr. and Mrs. A.( Backman are the
proud parents of a four pound baby
girl, who arrived Feb. 14.
R. C. Matheny, who has been em-
at the Shears sawmill south of
lackduck, returned home Saturday
as the mill has ceased operation for
L. C. Kirkpatrick, C. A. Matheny,
F. C. Alsop and E. C. Olmstead spent
one day last week srtpwplowing the
road to Blackduck. In some place
the drifts were packed so hard the
grader had to be used first before
the sriowplow could do its work.
Norman Aarnes spent Sunday at
the U. Olmstead home.
Last Thursday afternoon the eighth
grades of the Rebedew and White
Pine schools met at the Rebedew
school house for a spelling contest.
Miss Christine Aarnes of the White
Pino school was the winner. The
White Pine eighth grade will com
pete with the Blackduck eighth grade
in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Alsop and fam
ily spent Sunday at the E. C. Olm
Miss Vera Matheny spent the
weeld end with her parents, return
ing to her school north of Hines Sun
Rufus Rylander and F. C. Alsop
are busy hauHna' home their hay
from Louis, Minn.
Mrs. E. 0. Olmstead and son Ro
land called on Mrs. C. U. Olmstead
Friday afternoon of last week.
THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1922
The Boss Meets His Waterloo
Black Silk Stove Polish
is-d/ffereiit. It iloes not I
dry out.: can be osod to th I
last di-on: liquid nnd paste. I
one Quality absolutelytno I
waste: no ilnst or dirt. You I
get your money's worth. I
ia not only most economical, but it pv
ont. silkylustre that cannotbe obtainedwith any
o"herj)i*h. Hack SiHt Stove Volwh docs not
mb off-it lusts four limes as lone as ordinary
polisu-so it saves you time, work and money.
Don't forgetwhen yon
want stove polish, be_suro to
ask forBlack SDk.Ititi*n't
the beststoveeolwhyou over
uaed-yourdeilerwUlrofund your money.
Black SiHc Stove Polish
Works, Sterling. Illinois.
Use Black Silk Air Drying
lion Enamel nn' grates, reg
isters, stove-pipes, and outo
mobilo tire rims, prevents
rusting Tr it.
Use Black Silk Metal Pol
ware or brass. It works
quickly, easily and icnvc.i a
brilliant surface. It has.no
equal tor usoon automobiles.
Get a Can TODAY.
THE PIONEER WANT AP3
Made From Langdon's Sanitary Ice Cream
The Popular Ice Cream Bar.
ASK FOR IT
LANGDON MANUFACTURING GO.
HARDY TREES FOR NORTHERN^ PLANTERS
Beautify Your Home With Tree* and Shrubs
Small Fruits a Specialty
HOWARD LAKE AND
W. H. EDDY, Proprietor
Howard Lake, Minnesota
I. E. Leighton,
Office over Security State Baak^!
Beta Grape BEMXDJX, xnnir.
F.O.B vi*i*My iv f,y,i
1- Our Slogan
A FORDSON ON EVERY FARM
i BEMIDJI,' MINNESOTA
Try Ou Service Under
The New Management
Expert tfVef have been secured and
it he cafe will be first class in every
espect. Clean and properly prepared
foods well served and' courteous
Itreatment, will be features always
found here. Your trade is solicited
and will be appreciated.
W. H. SHORT, Manager