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The Pioneer is the only daily
within 100 miles of Bemidji and
has the largest circulation in
Northern Minnesota.
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Dates for Northern Minnesota
Fair Definitely Set for
August 15 to 19
Premium Lists Being Prepar\
Department Heads at Worl
Arranging Details
With every department head
ready taking a very active part in
his work, the Northern Minnesota
Fair, to be held this fall, promises
to be even bigger and better than
was predicted at the close of the fair
last year. A large number of new
features are to be provided this fall,
assuring all who attend a varied prot
gram of entertainment. Premium
lists are now being prepared and will
soon be ready for distribution. When
this has been done, prospective ex
hibitors will begin to lay their plans
and prepare to enter even better dis
plays than those of last year.
Horse racing will be a big feature
and a large number of first-class en
tries have already been assured.
Fourteen light harness horses will be
seen in action daily at the fair
grounds within the next few days.
Recognizing the value of the Be
midji race track for training pur
poses, horses are now on their way
here for the summer work-out in
preparation for the fall racing sea
son. Eleven of these horses are to
arrive here within a day or two from
Minneapolis where they have been
wintered at the Hamline stables.
Three more are due to arrive here
in about a week from Virginia^.
Charles Leidick of Anoka has charge
of the 11 to arive here in the first
shipment, while Mr. Shannon of Vir
ginia will bring the other three. Nei
ther of these racing men have ex
hibited here before and l)oth prom
ise something out of the ordinary for
the fair this fall.
In order to house these race horses
during the training season, the barn
at the fair grounds is now being com
pleted and will-fee in good conditiony
especially for the fair season.
With the dates definitely ret for
August 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, plans
are going ahead rapidly for this big
agricultural and industrial event
which promises to surpass any other
county fair in the northwest this fall.
The policy begun last year of build
ing up the fair here has met with
public approval, as evidenced by the
support received, and it is apparent
that this fall will witness any pre
vious attendance records more than
A livestock consignment sale is
planned to be held on August 19, the
closing day of the fair. Pedigrees
of the stock to be disposed of will be
tabulated and all particulars will be
announced in plenty of time before
the sale to insure its success in every
way. The livestock premium list is
now being prepared. The board of
directors of the Beltrami County
Agricultural association has set the
amount of premiums to be offered
and it is apparent that the premiums
on livestock have been cut consider
ably under last year's premiums, al
though the number of classes has
been increased. This cutting of pre
miums has met with considerable op
position, although the total amount
of money allowed for premiums is
practically the same as last year, the
addition of a large number of class
es of entries making necessary the
lower premiums on each class.
Automobile races will also be a
feature, although nothing definite
decided as yet to
lin of entertainmentrelative Commit
tees are at work arranging the de
tails of their departments and it is
expected that more definite an
nouncements will be forthcoming
Jamestown, N. D., April 19Two
friendly conventions here today will
nominate complete tickets with the
possibility that if one fails to give the
nonpartisan league the knockout June
23 the other will deal the blow in the
November elections.
The republicans are expected to en
dorse candidates for the June prim
aries from the United States Senator
down. If their candidates-are eliminat
ed b^ the -nonpartisatt- candidates,
who will also run at the primaries
on the republican ticket the anti
league element of the estate will
gain unite on the democratic ticket
in the fall.
If the independent republicans are
successful in June the democratic
and republican candidates will oppose
each other for the election.
It is considered very likely that
Gov. It. A. Nestos, elected on a fusion
ticket to succeed Lynn J. Frasier, re
called governor last fall will be the
republican choice this year(
George Schaf er, assistant attorney
general is seeking the endorsement
for attorney general to succeed Sven
bjorn Johnson, possible candidate for
the state supreme bench.
Frost vs. Fenson Case Now on
Fenson Pays Fine) of $200
on Gambling Charge
A verdict of $194.50 in favor of the
village of Baudette was returned by
the jury in the case of this village
against McKinnon & Nelson, in which
damages were alleged to have been
suffered by the village to its streets
during the hauling of materials by
these contractors.
The case of Frank Frost vs. T.
Fenson, in which Mr. Frost seeks $500
damages as th result participating
a gamblinge game iof the place of
A business operated by Mr, Fenson, is
before the court's attention for
majority of the afternoon.
T.i C. Fenson, who was found guilty
jury Monday vof
The regular meeting of the Be
midji Musical Art club will be held
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Civic and Commerce association
rooms, when a McDowell program
will be presented. Non-members
will be admitted to this program up
on payment of a fee of 25 cents.
The club has also arranged a
musicale for the evening of Friday,
April 28, at which a program of ex
ceptional interest will be given, fol
lowed by a social hour with refresh
ments. It is planned that this en
tertainment will assist materially in
the payment of the debt upon the
new piano recently purchased by
the club.
A few donations have, been con
tributed by individuals toward the
piano fund and are hereby very
gratefully acknowledged. This eve
ning program will give the general
public an opportunity to support and
encourage the worthy efforts of the
Musical Art club. Non-members
will be asked to 50 cents instead of
the usual 25 cents, and a fee of 25
cents will be required of members.
Details of both programs will be giv
en at a future date.
B. A. Kolbe announces that he has
mow opened and is operating a pro
duce house, having secured the old
Minneapolis Brewing company
building on the M. and I. right-of-way
at the foot of second street on Be
midji avenue. This firm is known as
B. A. Kolbe & Co.
It will handie everything in the line
of produce, including eggs, poultry,
root crops, etc. Farmers who have
produce to sell will find a market
here, as this company will do only a
wholesale business with the merch
ants and buy directly
ers. A storage room for1
^'p-vtppx T-^tT^*$ fvs" ,-"v*iw:^
having permitted
ibling in his place of business was
enced by Judge B. F. Wright to
'ays imprisonment and a fine of
Upon payment of the fine, the
^ail sentence was suspended pending
Mr. Fenson's behavior. He is to report
to district court on the opening of the
next term.i
Rhoda Judkins who was sentenc
ed at the regular February term, and
who was to begin serving sentence at
this term, yesterday paid her fine of
$200 and was released after having
served one week in the county jail.
She also is to report to the district
icourt on the opening day of the next
term of court.
the farm-
planned to be constructed later.
Income Considerably Higher
Than Expenses, Says Cor
poration Committee
The deficit in the finances of the U.
S. Grain Growers, Inc., which attract
ed attention during the corporation's
first annual meeting is rapidly being
overcome, according to a statement
issued this week by the executiye
committe of the cooperative market
ing agency.
In recent months, the statement
says, the income of the corporation
has been considerably higher than its
expenses, with the result that the de
ficit is gradually disappearing.
"Practically all available cash in
the office at the close of the national
convention, amounting to more than
$18,000, was set aside in a reserve
fund, by the former treasurer," says
the statement. "This cash reserve is
in addition to more than $110,000
in notes tendered/ for membership
payments, which also has been placed
in reserve. While this leaves the or
ganization in stronger financial con
dition with reference to outstanding
obligations, than it has ever been
before, it left temporarily without
available cash for routine disburse
"During December our gross in
come over expenses was $10,000. Dur
ing January and February, our gross
income over grossex penses was $28,-
000. With reduced overhead expenses
that are being effected through re
organization of departments in the
central office and with progress con
tinuing in the field, our financial
condition cannot be considered at all
Bemidji Book and Stationery
Company Buys Pioneer's
Stationery House
A. G. Jacobson of Bismarck to
Act as Manager Will
Build Up Business
The Pipneer Stationery store,
which has been one of the depart
ments of the Bemidji Pioneer Publish
ing company's business has been sold
to a newly organized and incorporated
concern to be known as the Bemidji
Book and Stationery company.
The incorporators are at the pres
ent time all residents of Bismarck, No.
Dak., and comprise Andrew G. Jacob
son, Alice C. Jacobson and William F.
Harris. The capitalization of the new
company is $10,000.
Alice L. Jacobson is president, An
drew G. Jacobson, secretary, treasur
er and manager, and William Haris,
vice president.
The new firm will take over the
business Monday, April 24, or as soon
as the work of taking inventory has
been completed. It is posible that the
store will be closed next Monday to
permit the taking inventory of the
stock without interruption^
Under the management of Mr. Jac
obson, the store will be in the hands
of a man of wide business experience,
whose desire, will be to continue its
conduct along modern business lines
with a view to building up the most
modern retail school, office supply,
stationery and book store in the state.
Mr. Jacobson has been connected
with Uhe. Bisiriarcjk Tribune for a
great many years and knows office
supply and book business from every
angle. He was for a number of years
State Public Printer of North Dakota
and is well equiped with a knowledge
of the general printing business.*
He expects to add several new lines
to "the business and will continue to
represent the All-Steel lines in this
district as well as many of the lines
represented by the Pioneer in the
In disposing of this department the
Pioneer will devote its entire time to
ward building up a more modern
newspaper plant and extend its activ
ities along developing commercial
printing, embossing, engraving etc.,
together with giving to Northern
Minesota the best Daily and Weekly
newspapers in the northwest.
Wilbur Lycan, manager of the new
Armory, announces that the rental
tfee for that building has been reduced
to $35 a night effective at once. The
.former rental fee was $50. This reduc
tion comes as a result of the finances
pf the Armory Board being in much
better condition now then when the
building was first opened for public
*ise. It is expected that the cut in the
rental fee will encourage more fre
quent use of this hall for public dan
ices and the like..
J. Vf,P"
Definite Action of Request of
Munn May Be Expected at
Next Board Meeting
St. Paul, April 19Acting for the
state board of pardons, Miss Wolf,
secretary of the board, late Monday
entered an order in the case of Mer
ton Munn, Beltrami county man serv
ing a life sentence on charge of mur
der, continuing the case.
This in effect is a victory for Munn
inasmuch as it keeps his application
alive before the board and indicates
that definite action may be expected
at the next meeting which will be
held later in the summer.
At the meeting of the board last
week a plea was made by George
Ericson, the Spooner attorney, asking
that Munn be made subject to parole,
the ultimate result of which would be
his release
In deciding to continue Munn's case
instead of flatly denying the request
the board is .in the position that the
inmate has something of weight to
be said in his favor.
At the time of his conviction,
Munn was sentenced to be hanged
and commutation by the governor
was made only three days before the
date set for his execution.
Seventeen new Moose were cre
ated Tuesday night by initiation at
the regular meeting of the Loyal
Order of Moose at the new Moose
hall, and a number of applications
for membership were accepted.
There will be another initiation next
Tuesday, instead of the purely so
cial program which had been plan
ned, since this last "open charter"
period closes with this month and
the regular initiation fee, instead of
the half rate, will again prevail.
After the close of the regular ses
sion Tuesday night, J. P. Lahr acted
as judge, C. B. Hoyt as prosecuting
attorney, B. E. Stafford as sheriff
and Art Stevens as deputy sheriff,
while several of the new members
were given the "extra degree." A
light lunch was also enjoyed.
During the meeting, Dictator H. Z.
Mitchell appointed the following
committees: BazaarMartin Dunn,
Paul Tibbetts, Joe Carlton, Ray Kel
liher and Gunner Olson publicity
A. A. Richardson. The Moose board
of officers will meet with the board
of officers of the Wom^n of the
Msoseheart Legion in the near fu
ture to plan mutual helpfulness of
the two lodges. The name vof F. F.
Pierce was drawn for the attendance
prize, but since he was not present,
the prize money adds to the fund for
the next session. A number of ques
tions and suggestions from the re
cently installed suggestion box were
discussed and disposed of for the
good of the order. Altogether, a
very interesting session was held.
(By United Press)
Superior, Wis., April 19Evidence
was given police here that partially
substantiated the theory that Edward
Levant, Braincrd, Minnesota, merch
ant who was found mortally wound
ed last Tuesday, took his own life.
The witness testified of having seen
a man, whose description tallies with
that of Levant, riding on a car and
who appeared to be acting strange and
and nervous. Later the witness testi
fied he had seen a man walking in the
direction where Levant's body wab
found a few hours later.
Radio Bill
Asks Reparations Commission
to Pronounce Rapallo Pact
Null and Void
An Allied Note of Protest Is
Dispatched to Germany
Answer Is Expected
(By United Press)
Paris, April 19.France planned
today to strike at the Russo-German
treaty through every possible me
dium. Not content with urging cer
action at Genoa, the govern
ment took steps to ask the repara
tions commission to pronounce the
commission pact of Rapallo null and
void. Allied governments will be
separately appealed to if the Genoa
conference fails to annul the treaty.
Genoa, April 19.The Russian
delegation to the Genoa conference
announced today it will ask that the
Russo-German treaty be disclosed
at the plenary session and put to a
This was the Soviet answer to the
allied protests to the commission
agreement previously signed at Ra
pallo on Easter Sunday by German
and Russian ministers.
An allied note of protest was dis
patched to Germany and it was ex
pected that delegation would reply
today. The allies, acting in concert
with the "Little Entente," have in
formed Germany they could have no
further part in Genoa negotiations
concerning Russia, but it was con
sidered doubtful whether Wirth and
Rathenau would take the rebuke to
heart and go home.
Genoa, April 19J. P. Morgan has
asked that members of a committee
be appointed by the reparations com
jnission to study the possibility of an
international loan to enable Germany
to make her reparations payments,
MH D. LaCroix of the French delega
tion announced today
E. B. Berman, proprietor of the
Berman Agency and chairman of the
Beltrami county Republican commit
tee, was chosen a member of the
Board of Directors of the Bemidji
Civic and Commerce association Tues
day afternoon.
Mr. Berman will succeed Mr. Lakin
resigned, who leaves soon for Fort
Francis, where he will be general
manager of the saw mills and logging
.operations of the ShevlinClark
Lumber Company.
Third degree work will be put on
by the A F. &. A. Masons in regular
communication at the Masonic hall at
8 o'clock this evening and it is especi
ally desired that there be a large at
tendance i It is also planned to put on
,third degree work next Wednesday
and for that occasion another big
meeting is expected.
Tuesday's Snow Storm Hinders
All Seeding Operations in
Vicinity of Fargo
(By United Press)
St, Paul, April 19A blizzard out
of the north hit the Twin cities and
vicinity today. From four to six in
ches of snow fell around Duluth last
night. The storm driven by a strong
wind, reached the Twin Cities about
(By United Press)
Fargo, April 19Yesterday's snow
storm, which blanketed this vicinity
in over two inches of snow will fur
ther delay seeding operations. Seed
ing all over the state has already been
delayed two or three weeks. Seeding*
is usually in full swing in this state
about April 101 The northwest and
south central parts of the state are
the only sections where any amount
of seeding has been done. Seeding has
been started in the Missouri slope
Although reduction in wheat acre
age because of the fear of rust and
the late season, this reduction will be
compensated for by an increase in
feed crops.
(By United Press)
Washington, April 19President
Harding is insistent on having cong
ress provide means of raising revenue
for financing the bonus bill. This be
came known today following the visit
of Senator Watson to the White
House. At the same time it also be
came known that a movement is to
be made to attach a rider on the tar
iff bill providing such means.
(By United Press)
Washington,, April 19.President
Harding is in favor of the proposed
plan to create a revolving funl of
$350,000 for reclamation and irriga
tion projects in the south and west,
he informed a delegation of senators
and representatives who conferred
with him. The delegation was headed
by Senator McNary of Oregon and
Representative Smith of Idaho,
II. R. Jones, who for the past 10
years has been connected with the
Crookston Lumber Company of this
city, has resigned his position to ac
cept as yard manager of the A. J.
Martin Lumber Co. of Bloomer, Wis.
Mr. Jones expresses regret upon
leaving Bemidji He will go to Bloom
er Sunduy and his family will remain
in the city until the close of the school
year. Mr. and Mrs. Jones and family
have many friends here who will re
gret their leaving and whose well
wishes go with them to their new
A 10 per cent penalty is added to
city water bills which are not paid on
or'before April 20 for the first quart
er of 1922, These bills are payable at
the office of the city clerk and it is
urged that delinquents pay up at once
to avoid penalty.
Inroads of Black Rust Force
Mills to Seek Sites in
Other Farm Territory
(Farm Bureau News Service)
Experts employed by the United
States are predicting this spring that
unlesH the ravages of black rust can be
checked the whole North central sec
tion of thiscountry including Minneso
ta, will he forced out of the grain
growing business*
Within 20 years these experts say
grain crops will be a thing of the past
here, unless the common barberry
bush, which causes black stem rust is
completely eradicated in the north
The seriousness of the situation was
indicated this week, when three Mine
apolis milling companies announced
that they were expanding into another
territory, to protect themselves
against the /threatened (destruction
of grain production in the northwest.
The RuHsel-Miller milling company
has purchased a mill site at Buffalo,
the Washburn-Crosby company has
bought a mill at Kansas City, and the
Pillsbury Flour Mills company is also
expanding into other territory
Black stem rust annually destroys
more than 50,000,000 bushels of
wheat in the northern grain belt. It
also destroys millions of bushels ol
barley, oats and-rye. In 1916 it de
stroyed 300,000,000 bushels of spring
wheat in the United States and Can
To wipe out this menace, an or
ganization known as the Conference
for the prevention of grain rust ha-?
been formed. It represents the com
bined interests of 1.1 northwest and
north central states, It is cooperative
with the federal government and 'h-
Farm Bureau in an int?nsive camp
cradi'ctr tic common barberry
ill tii.ic.
Minnesoti __
and Thursday
Thursday and in west porTTBlr-t^.
Startling Facts Revealed By
Official Statistic* Taken
From Tax Records
One-Tenth of One Per Cent of
People Paid 80 Per Cent
of Income Taxes
Editor's noteThis is the third of
a series of articles dealing with
the federal income tax situation
The fourth will appear tomor
By Bruce Bliven
New York, April 19Has the entire
federal income tax system of, the Uni
ted States broken down?
Are millions of our citizens, evading
their lawful obligatins to the govern
Have billions of dollars in unpaid
taxes been illegally withheld from the
United States during the last five
In previous articles in the series,
of which this is the third, the writer
has shown that the answer to these
questions is "yes",
He has shown that on the basis of
the figures of the United States Cen
sus Bureau and the commissioner of
internal revenue, as compared by
Jason Rogers, publisher of the New
ork Globe, at least half the wage
earners in the United States should
have made an income tax return, and
failed to do so. Summarized, the fig
ures are as, follows:
Only One In Eight
There are approximately 42,000,000
wage earners in the United States. In
1919, only 5,300,000 or one eighth of
the total filed personal income tax
Yet economists are agreed that the
average income of all workers in the
United States was then over $1,000
a yean
The 5,300,000 who filed income tax
returns certified the total incomes ags1
gregating $19,859,000,000. Yet the to
inl income of individuals and corpora
tions in the United States is well over
$1)0,000,000,000 per annum.
What become of the other $40,000-
000,000 which was not reported to
the government?
The figures prepared by Mr. Rog
ers throw an interesting light not
only on what appears, to be the big
gest tax-dodging scandal in all his
tory, but also the' proportion of the
national tax burden borne by the
various classes of the, community.
Of the 5,300,000 persons who filed
individual income tax returns 5,190,-
000 represented persons with incomes
less than $16,000 a year. Thel total
tax collected from these amounted
to $280,000,000.
Small Minority Pmy The Moit
The remaining 121,000 taxpayers,
with incomes in excess of $15,000 a
year, paid taxes and surtaxes amount
ing to $983,000,000. The total collect
ed from individuals in both classes
amounted to $1,269,000,0004
Therefore it will be seen that about
one tenth of one per cent of the peo
ple in the country paid approximately
HO per cent of the personal income
Approximately 5 per cent tnc
people paid about 20 per cent of the
tax, and 95 9-10 per cent, (including,
(Continued on page 6)
The Lutheran Brotherhood of the
Kirst Lutheran church will meet
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock In the
church parlors. The program will be
.riven in the Norwegian language.
The topic is" The Early Norwegian
Immigration to America, O. B.
Stephens introduces the topic. AH
members are urged to be present.
(By United I'resH)
Paris, April 19.(By Webb Mil
ler) _is Allister McCormick to be
left waiting at the church for the
fifth time? All Paris is asking th
question astounded by the new de
velopment in the Chicago romance,
consummation of which has so many
times been postponed. Instead ot
hastening to her fiance, Mary Lang
don Baker has gone to Normandy,
where it is apple blossom time, to
live on a quiet fnrm and think over
her approaching wedding.
Viscount Jans, w'hose *nfe, the
viscountess, accompanied the Chica
go girl to her Normandy retreat,
made th's announcement today, de
claring Miss Baker was extremely
nervous and it was necessary for her
to rest at least a month.
"Miss Baker must live the life of
a farmer for a month or so. She
wants to think over her wedding
quietly by herself."
"Doe Mr. McCormick think of
coming to France?" he was asked.
"I do not know, but I don't think
M, IK' replied.

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