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*f* ifJLtf ii^ & 'if Mb !f ^4 The Pioneer the only daily within 100 miles of Bemidji and has the largest circulation in Northern Minnesota. VOLUME XX. NO. 138 IritoN^ Carry White Flags and Arms Reversed, Tactics Used In Indian Warfare CONTINUED ADVANCE ONLY REPLY TO NOTE British Government Orders Harrington to Demand Turks' Withdrawal (By UnlUS FriH) The Turks are edging nearer and nearer the British lines of the Dad -danelles carrying white flags and re versed arms, the signals of friends. Employing tactics similar to those used by Indians in surrounding white settlements and making protestations that no harm is intended. The Turks have pushed their outpost right up to the Briish trenches. They have quitely occupied all strategic points in the neutral zone and have complet ly hemmed in the British whose lines were flung out in semi circle around Chanak- Me'antime, General Harrington, the British commander-in-chief, is making every known effort to get Kemal to met him in a conference so as to have a show-down on the inten tion of the Turks. No definite re ply came to Harrington, however, and the only sign from the Turkish chief was the continued advance of his fighting men. The 48-hour ultimatum, served on the Turks demanding they evaeuate the neutral zone, brought merely the reply the Turks were -unaware of the existance of the neutral zone. The British are prepared for desperate resistance of the Turks who they fear have quijtety taken possession of the zone and are attemptingto pinch off v.,- Turks Gontihue Marchr Chanak. Soldiers and sailors dug earthworks the State Association for the participation, bristling with barbed wire and machine guns- Be hind the British in the pardanelles, lie their dreadnaUghts, whose big guns can drop huge shells within a radius of 20 miles around. Aircraft tanks and armored cars are held in readiness. The Turks, so far as is known, have not yet brought up any heavy ar tillery. In London, Lloyd George and his ministry, are awaiting word from the Near East, loathe to give the word that may mean the begttiming? of another big war. At Norfolk Virginia, 12 United States destroyers are being rapidly provisioned and equipped for a dash to the Dardanells to protect American interests. The Greeks having dethroned King Constantine and crowned King George, are preparing to rush an army to Thrace to prevent the Turks re-occupying that territory, thei sul tan is reported to have indicated. (By United Press) London, Sept- 29.-The British government today instructed General Harrington at Constantinople to de mand immediate withdrawal of Turk ish* troops from the neutral zone. Constantinople, Sept. 29The Turkish infantry is in possession of (Continued on Page 8.) BEMIDJI MEN TELL OF VERY RAPID TURNOVER Advocates of a "rapid turnover" in their particular line of business are urged to read this. H. Morris, one of the proprietors of the New Palace Cafe on East Third street, returned to Bemidji Thursday morning from Minneapolis with his nose in a sling and feeling squeaky in the joints, due to a mis hap which oenrred on Ihe way down via the Ford route. -A. J. Thorn, a partner of Morris, and a Mr. Cooper left 'Bemidji ^early in the week by the way of t"h,e .Jeff erson highway and wejre losing no time in geting to Minneapolis until they strusk a sandy" part of the road between Lincoln and fJ'fe'ftW'Where they lost control of the'daf." 'The cai* went into the ditch, turning complete ly over and landing right side np with the motor still running. The occupants were dropped in the road on the way over and Mr. Morris landed so hard that he was knocked out, while Mr. Thorn fared better and took after the unruly Ford and "kill ed" the engine. All three mp*i were more or le^ bruised and were picked up and tak en to Motley where their wounds, were dressed. They then cintinued to Minneapolis They feel very thankful to be able to recount their experiences, but also feel that a rapid "turn over" is not always for profit 3*^4 %i 3'y*- "*tt* ttUied ftote ^-:m W f^, as mjjfi1 Shotgun Bandits Blow JFfrols lm",::- iiPSifc.. *_Hi*ii nrkmn i VA N 4 ABLE SPEAKERS LISTED FOR EDUCATION MEETING Exceptionally Strong Program Arranged for Division Meeting Next Week The Northern Division of the Minnesota Education Association will hold its second annual meeting it Bemidji, October 5, 6 and 7. A program "has been provide for four general meetings and special attention has been given to the sectional meet ings- The following speakers have been secured for the general sessions: Thursday evening E. M. Phillips, State Director of Vocational Educa tion, will speak on "Minnesota's Out standing Educational Policies." President F- S. Hyre of the State Normal School of "Whitewater, Wis consin, will speak on the topic "Lest We Forget" Friday afternoon, P. E. Carlson, President of the Minnesota Educa tion association will speak on "Equal ity fEducational Opportunities." Friday evening, D. L- Coffman, President of the University of Minn esota, will speak on "The Next Step Forward in Education." Saturday morning the speakers will be C. Brown, President of the St- Cloud Teachers College, and George A. Selke, Rural School Com missioner, and President W. Dep uty of the Bemidji State Teachers College. Mr. Selke will speak on "The Teaching Problems in Rural Schools." A special program of entertainment including special musical numbers by the Bemidji Boys' band and the local gjee,lnbs has been provided. The usual fee of $2 00 will be charged, which covers membership in and entitles eac member to receive "The Minn esota Teachdr" Valley City, N. D., Sept. 29A radio receiving station wlil be estab lished at the Tuberculosis Sanita rium at Dunseith through ihe Wo men's Auxiliary of the American Legion, North Dakota, department. Interest in the hospital is increased because of the number of ex-service men there. BEMIDJI MUSICAL ART CLUB PLANS ACTIVITIES Directors Meet and Discuss Plans for Coming Year Program October 6 Directors of the Bemidji Musical Art club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. G. 0. Riggs. Plans for the coming year were dis cussed and committees were named to carry out some new lines of work. The first program will be given on Friday afternoon, October 6th at 4 o'clock in the rooms of the Civic and Commerce association and several in teresting numbers have been arrang ed for. The meetings of the clttb are open to the general public upofl pay ment of a guest fee of 25 cents lot Bemidji residents, no charge "being made for out of town guests. It id hoped that as many visiting teach ers as possible will be present at this first meeting Membership in the Musical Att club consists of active student sec tions. Active members, who pay an annual fee of $1 are those who are interested in good music, whether able to perform or not. Members who have the ability are expected to take part'when asked to do so, while the restDctth be helpful in assisting with sociai affairs, membership campaigns and'iri promoting interest in the club among outsiders. The student section consists of members drawn from the various schools,~the State Teachers College, the high school and this year the Junior high school has been added. Tickets for these members are 50 cents. The club bought a new piano last year which is kept in the Civic and Commerce association rooms. Several entertainments of a social nature are planned for the near future, the pro ceeds to go toward paying for the piano. Miss Leila Stanton, secretary of the Civic and Cimmerce associa tion, has the key to the piano and outside organizations may have the use of it upon payment, to her of the small fee of $2 to to apply on the piano fund also. s *w^fTis *H*A ijM ,?fTv Wj JT JT Prizes Offered for Posters to Be Made by Pupils Action is Needed Bemidji citizens are asked to do their part in the observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 2 to 9, when the entire United States is ex pected to devote more time and at tention than ever to fire prevention. This week of prevention will work up to a general climax, with October 9, designated as| Fire Prevention Day in memory of the great Chicago fire Arrangements have been made by E. Reynolds of this city, chairman of the Fire Prevention committeee of the Civic and Commerce association, with Superintendent J. C. West of the Bemidji Public schools whereby the students will make posters for the National Fire Prevention Week. These posters will be displayed in store windows and the public will select the prize winners. The prem iums, offered by the* Civic and Com merce association amount to $10 and will be divided into three classes so that various grades will have the same opportunity to win. It is expected that many helpful posters will result from this contest. In connection with the Prevention (Continued on Page 8.) MYSTERIOUS ^ffeOTlNP REPORTED EARLY TODAY Reports of mysterious shooting in various sections of the city early this morning have been made today but efforts to ascertain the cause and results have practically proved futile. The police department claims to know nothing further about the mys tery than that a number of shots were fired, presumably near the lakeshore. Another report is that a number of shots were fired in the vicinity of the Union depot, while a resident of upper Minnesota avenue claims that he heard at ieast 40 or 50 shots, the shooters passing up that avenue bound north toward the fair grounds, evidently in an automobile or possibly more than one auto. The nearest answer to the whole affair is that one of the local jitney cars, recently filled with gas of a poor mixture, caused the disturbance, the back-firing of the engine resem bling the firing of a gun. This ex planation was given this morning to Sheriff Andrew Johnson by one of the night patrolmen, according to Mr. Johnson's statement this after noon. *i?W*d BEMIDJI, MINN., FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 29, 1922 IMSmnafilttamH TOHEPLO LOSS BY FIREJoe Fire Prevention Week to be Observed Here Cooperation of Public Is Asked BEMIDJI FIRE LOSSES FAR EXCEED PREMIUMS Af ,*miy*4i, J* *.<p>DAILYf *,Vv fa. BEMIDJ I PIONEER it*** I*I rpr- SHERff il YAN ETTEN RESULT Of WOUND According to a telephone commun ication to Sheriff Andrew Johnson^ this afternoon, Sheriff Hugh Van Etten of International Falls, who was wounded in an attempt to .arrest Bushon and Joe Nigro, the hitter on a charge of forgery, passed away this morning at the International Falls hospital, where he has been con fined since the shooting.*tt The messege also atated^hat Koo chiching county authorities wer then at Northome1 bound for Bemidje i with Joe Nigro and that they desired the Beltrami county sheriff's office to re ceive the prisoner for safe keeping, the fear being expressed that an at tempt would be made to lynch Nigro if he were allowed to remain in In ternational Falls. Apparently, he was started toward Bemidji just as soon as possible after Sheriff Van Etten died. Joe Bushon, who is alleged to have done the actual shooting which re sulted in the death of Patrolman Wil bur McMicken and Sheriff Van Etten, was killed by a possee in making his capture. Nigro was captured soon after by the sheriff's posse, and feeling against him has been very keen- Deputy sheriff Wahl of Hennepin county, who was in International Falls after a prisoner, together with ohtres, brought Nigro here, arriving at 2:30. They immediately left again, due to fear o trouble in the foreign quarter of International Falls tonight. They report that the sit uation appeared rather serious when they left this forenoon. CHORAL UNION OPENS MEETING HERE TODAY Delegates to the Bemidji-Clearwat er Choral Union annual convention met in Bemidji today and opened the third annual session at 10:45 this morning In conjunction with this con vention, a Young Peoples Society Rally is to be held and tomorow there.will be a Sunda^school con ventf&n, witft able speakers for each session. All sessions today and tommorow are to be held in the First Lutheran church, while the Sunday program wil be staged in the new armory. A large delegation from each of the communities in this district is ex pected anti art especially enthusi astic meeting is asured for Sunday. Prof. C- M. Johnshoy of St- x-aul will lecture this evening at 8 o'clock at the First Lutheran church. The Sunday school convention opens at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev- M. Tufteland of Casss Lake will pre sent a very interesting paper at this meting on "Sunday School". It is especially urged (that there be- a large attendance of local persons in-, terested in the work. 'joying the advantaget YEOMAN LODGE ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR The Brotherhood of American Yeo men met regular session Thurs day night at the Moose hall. Officers for the ensuing year were elceted as follows: Foreman, E C. Reeve Mas- D0wn Wind ter of ceremonies, A. T. Davidson Correspondent, Maude P. Hammer sley Chaplain, Ellora Olson After the business meeting, ice cream and cake was served. yr- Game to be Called at Fair Grounds at 2:30 Large Attendance Urged iona y*ts S*9f S^W" ftty^j ftATSi HERESATURDAY Bemidji High School Football i Eleven Plays First Local t&ame Tomorrow INTERNATIONAL FALLS ASSURES HARD CONTEST Bank^Safe arid EscsL Bemidji high school's first game background, is to be the main of the season on the local field will be played Saturday afternoon against International Falls at the fair ground The game is scheduled for 2:30 and a very interesting contest is as sured. Bemidji has already got a good start on the 1922 season, having defeated Fosston by a score of 38 to, 0 at Fosston last week. Coach Baker of International Fslls has been giving his men extra training in preparation for this game with Bemidji and it is expected that the northenders will give Bemidji an exceptionally hard battle, although little is known concerning the cali ber of the International Falls eleven Athletic airector Frank Kovacb, of the "Bemidji squad has given his men hard week of practice since the Fosston game and a number of im provements have been noted in the hne-up. A number of new men are showing up fine and this means that (Continued on Page 8.) RED LAKE INDIANS ON OORANG FOOTBALLTEAM That the four Red Lake Indians who left here last Thursday for La Rue Ohio, to play on the famous football team coached by James Thorpe, the greatest American ath lete, are getting into the game is evidenced by a news writeup re ceived -locally from LaRue Ohio. This write-up states: "With five hours of intensive training every day, including running, wrestling, boxing, and scrimmage on the Oorang grid iiorf at LaRue. The Oorang football team is being whipped into shape to meet the Dayton Triangles, Sunday, Cctober 1. Although the Dayton Triangle aggregation is recognized as the strongest contender for the iofs eason en_ a perfect organization that has been together for two seasons, the Oorang players expect to make a creditable showing on their initial performance Thorpe arrived at LaRue Wednes day. The line-up for the Sunday game includes two of the four who left here last Thursday, they being left tackle and Thun der right tackle Thorpe himself plays left halfback The other two from Red Lake who are in the aux iliary hne-up for Sunday's game are David Jones and Moses Ward. te Town ai LEGION POSTPLANS BIG SESSION ON OCTOBER 26 Game Dinner and Big Program Listed for Last Meeting Before Armistice Day Members of the Ralph Gracie post of the American Legion who attend the regular meeting to be held Oct ober 26 are assured a rare treat, ac cording to plans made at the meeting of the post Thursday evening A game dinner, with wild game in feature of the October 26 meeting, R. B. Lycan having volunteered to take charge of this feature. A pro gram of music and athletics is also to be arranged under the direction of Pearce- This will be the last regular meeting proceeding Ar mistice Day and with the sum of five round dollars up for the attendance prize at that meeting to be contest ed by those present, it is expected that the Association rooms will be filled to capacity. Everynmember asked to keep this da1-? Vault,Making' With Cash anil B6nds i= i Miind and inform the buddies who were not present Thursday night when th, plans were made. The next regu'.tr meeting of the post will be held Thursday, Oct 2, and a large at tendance is desired for that session also. A committe to meet with various local organizations in an attempt to promote winter sports is to be ap pointed soon and will call on the var ious lodgeB and clubs to promote such a program if it is deemed that sufficient assistance can be secured D'Arcy McGhee, chairman of the cbmhiittee which has arranged for the showing of "Cardigan," announ ced that this film will be shown at the Grand theatie October 3 and 4 with a matinee especially for school children on October 3- Popular prices will be charged for this sevens reel picture of the Revolutionary War days and a one-reel curtain raiser of war pictures. The entire net proceeds of the showing here will, go toward the fund being raised to promote the State American Legion hospital at Rochester. DP J. W. Diedrich of this city, a former football star at the Univer sity of Minnesota, will leave on the early morning train for Ribbing where he will officiate tomorrow dur ing the football game between Hib bmg and Virginia Junior colleges- BOARD OFCENSORSHIP IDEA IS LOSING GROUND Literature and Stage Resist Infringement of Freedom of Speech, Case Shows Washington, Sept 28, (Capital News Service)A New York magis trat dismissed a case worked up against a New York Publisher by a society devoted to trying to make other people's morals conform to the society's standard. The society's agents haled the publisher into court along with several of his books, on a charge of publishing obscene liter ature. The magistrate read the books threw the case out of court, com mended the books as contributions to literature and knowledge, and scored the agents for the self-constituted moral censorship, and ended by in sisting on the reality of the prin -iple of the right of free speech, when such free speech is within the laws of the land. The New York stage has just for mulated a plan by which the evils fit police censorship over plays is eliminated, whi" permitting judge ments as to what is and what is not objectionable to the ptfbhc by the public. According to this plan any person dbjeeting to any part of any play on moral grounds may state his or her caso to John Gilchrist, com missioner of licenses, and cause the appointment of a jury of twelve non theatrical men and women to pa^- upon the show. The jury panel will include 300 names of persons not interested in the theater or in "reform." In the event of a complaint, a jury of twelve is to be dispatched to see the production. A vote of nine to three is required to carry the verdict. But even an adverse verdict will ont be final for the producers and au thor of the offending play will then be invited to a reform production wherein it is found to be offensive. PRICE 3c Ray Thompson Is Injured In Lively Exchange of Shots Robbery Well Planned CASH AMOUNTING TOt ABOUT $1,100 TAKEN Side of Bank Building Blown Out by One of Three Blasts Get Away in Auto Armed with shotguns loaded with large-size shot, A band of at lent five bank-robbers invaded Pinewood early this morning, blew the safe 4 the Peoples' State bank and esceped with about $1,100 in cash a"nd a quan tity of bonds. Efforts on the part of the people of the town to halt tha robbery failed, the robbers contin uing their work even after being fired upon, and making their get away in an automobile or possibly two, which they had left about a quarter of a mile east of town. After cutting all telephone and telegraph wires leading out of tfae town, the bandits began their work at the bank between 2:30 and 3 o'- clock, wrecking the safe with three parate charges, one Of the blasts l.lowing out one side of the bank building. A M. Thompson, Soo line agent, was awakened by the first charge, he bemg located in the Uving rooms above the Soo station, a short dis tance from the bank. He arose and awakened his brother Ray, and to gether they watched the perform ance from their bedroom windows They observed the light of a flash light within the bank and could dis cern unusual activities there. Taking a German rifle which A. M. Thomp son had brought back from oversesa as a souvenir of the World War, the Thompson brothers fired four shots all of their supply of ammuniiton, into the bank building. It is report ed by one resident of the town that one of the men yelled at that time, and it is believed that he may have, been hit by one of the four shot* The" bandits at the bank returned the fire, smashing the window above Ray Thompson's head, a shot-entering his right forehead and the remainder of the charge showering broken glasv over his face. Soon after the rob bery, he came to Bemidji on the local freight, and notified fthe sheriff's office The sheriff's force, together with Mr. Thompson, then went to Pinewood, Mr. Thompson coming back later to Bemidji and having his wounds dressed The shot was re moved from his forehead and four small pieces of glass were removed from his left eye by Dr. A. V. Gar lock. His left forehead and his no are badly scratched by the broken glass. Although the wounds pain him somewhat, his only regret is that he and his brother were not Armed with weapons similar to those the bandits carried The robbery was apparently well planned. One bandit, well armed. was stationed in front of the Pine wood Mercantile company Btore, two at the section foreman's house, and several at the bank, outside and in side C- A. Bye, Pinewood storekeeper, aroused by the commotion, is said to have attempted to look out of the house to ascertain what was gomg on Immediately he was fired upon, but (Continued on Page 8) KIWANISOUB HEARS TALK ONTURHSH WAR The regular meeting of the Ki wanis club Thursday noon was large ly attended and a very interesting session was held. DT. D. LI Stanton R. E. Richardson, H. A. Northrop nad A. Dannenberg, wrfh the latter act ing as chairman had charge of the meeting. ,j F. P. Wirth of the Bemidji State Teachers college was the principle speaker and he gave a very interest ing talk on the war situation in *he Near East at the present time, go ing back into history for over I0O years, carrying his hearers down through the ages to the present time. lie held the club's attention with a short outline for the present Strife wheih threatens to throw all Europe into another great war. G. M. Torrance presented oti be half of the Country Club the Silver trophy won by E. H. Marcum, tile winner for the season. Several new members were admitted. The attend ance prize, a pocket knife donated by Dr. Stanton, was won by Dr, Marcum. ft 4 A'f"'