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#T' 4 ^^^^m^fm^i^:^ *^wfhww*&$*>*''* The Pioneer is the oaljr daily within 100 milei of Bemidji end naa the largest circulation in Northern Minnesota. 1 Lead of 2 42 Votes Likely Not to be Overcome by Missing Precincts WEDNESDAY'S LEADERS FARM BUREAU TO PROBE CHARGES OF BOYCOTT Charges that manufacturers of harvesting machinery have boycotted dealers who handle products of the Minnesota prison will be investigated by officials of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federaton. It is reported that dealers have been told that unless they drop'the prison line, they will not be permitted to handle other equipment. "Farmers in Minnesota last year were saved $150,000 on their bill for prison machinery," said J. F. Reed, presideat, "largely through the co operation of the Farm Bureau with the prison authorities. 'Minnesota' equipment, the trade name under -which the products are sold, is grow ing in popularity and we strongly suspect that the boycott reports are a part of the renewed campaign to discredit 'Minnesota' machines- If these reports are found to be true, the full force of the Minesota Farm Bureau movement will be used to re veal the source from whic they came- Vote In Norm End of County Changes Total Advocates Now Lead INCREASE MAJORITIES Bridgeman, Noonan, Johnson, Kcefod, Moon, Hall and J. R. Johnson Elected With pracitcally all of the returns in from the north end of the county, 63 precincts indicate that county di vision will carry hy a small major ty. The vote in the 63 precincts with a number of small south Bel trami county precincts yet to be heard from, stands 2750 to 2508, a majority of 242 votes for division. This lead will hardly be overcome, acording to present indications This is practically the only change in the line-up on the county ballot over yesterday's returns although county candidates who led the vote yesterday continued to pile up great er leads most instances, as addit ional precincts were heard from. Fifty-four precincts gave the fol lowing votes: For representatve in congress from the Sixth district: Harold Knut son 3463, Peter J. Seberger, 1227, and John Knutsen, 402. For state senator from the Bel trami-Koochiching district, Harry Bridgeman, 3462, and F. J. McPart lin, 1717. Reports from Koochi ching county indicate that Bridgeman is giving McParfclin a hard run there and show that, the Bemidji candidate is elected without a doubt. For representative in legislature from the 62nd district William T. Noonan, 3291, OpBahl 1976, giving Noonan the office-by a large major ity. For county auditor: A. D. Johnson 3838, James L. George 1498, elect ing Johnson, present auditor by a three to one vote. For register of deeds: C. O. Moon 3076, and C. A. Huffman 2348, re electing Moon. For county sheriff: Julius R. John son, 3116, and Andrew Johnson 2469, gving Julius Johnson the office over the present sheriff by a large 'majority. For Judge of Probate: S. M. Koe fod 2848, 0. M. Skinvk 2485, elect ing Koefod who now holds that of fice by appointment for the unex pired term of J. F. Marris, deceased. For county attorney: Graham M Torrance, 3156, and C. M. Ascham 2176, re-electing Torrance for anoth er term. or county superintendent' of schools: Miss Ethelyn Hall 3376,"and J. C. McGhee, 2175, electing Miss Hall over the present superintend ent- In 17 precincts of the third com missioners district the vote stood: Morrison 493, Hayes 513, indicating the re-election of Hays as county commissioner. Fifty-four precincts of Beltrami county gave the following vote on the state ballot: For United State* Senator: Ship stead 2109, Kellogg 1944, and Anna Dickey Olesen 663. For, gdvernor: Preus 2379, John continued on, Page 8.) ^tt T~ County Division Apparen MAYOR GARLOCK URGES ARMISTICE OBSERVANCE Proclamation Urges -Bemidji Business Places to Close and Help Celebrate Mayor A- V. Garlock has issued the following proclamation to Be midji citizens for their guidance rel ative to Armistice. Day, November 11: "Whereas, the 11th day of Nov ember is one of paramount signifi cance to the community, state and nation in that it is the aniversary of the Armistice which terminated the recent World War in a victory for the cause of humanity and de mocracy against the strongest or ganizaton of autocratic force known in history, and "Whereas, by the laws of our state, Armistice Day, November 11, has been constituted a legal holiday on which no public .business shall be transacted except in case of nec esity, and "Whereas, the Ralph Gracie post No. 14 of the American Legion has made extensive arrangements for the proper and fitting observance of Armistce Day, November 11th, in the City of Bemidji and it is the sacred duty of this community to (Continued on Page 8.) BASKETBALL CANDIDATES HOLD MEETING TONIGHTLegion. Candidates for the City basketball team are, to meet at the new armory tonight at 7:30 for an organization meeting, according to an announce ment made by R. B. Lycan, chair man of the committee for the Bemid ji Fire Department, which is spon soring the organization and conduct of a team this season. The armory will be heated and showers will be available for those who desire to work out tonight. Regular practice periods will be announced at this meeting and it is expected that much interest will be shown. There is a possibility that Norm an. Kinksley, center, and Art Bar rett, forward, may be secured for this team, since negotiations are now being! carried,1 'Ml^l ELECTED SENATOR FROM HfTlfTn on. /With these men. All players are to be paid either a straight salary or by the game. Public Urged Saturday Buying Tomorrow Stores Legion Committee Urging Saturday's Shopping Friday Observe Armistice Co-operating with the merchants of Bemidji so that the stores might suffer no great handicap aftd that the buying public might be cared for in the 6est way possible Friday and Eridiay evening, the committee of the Ralph Gracie post of the Ameri ca Legion has communicated with the entire telephone subscriber list in and out of the city to urge them to do their usual Saturday shoppng Friday and Friday evening. This action has been taken by the com mittee and, merchants so that prac tically all places of business may be closed Saturday to give all an op portunity to observe Armistice Day with the American Legion or as they see fit. Every telephone subscriber in the city and surrounding territory has' ben or is being urged to do on Fri. day all shopping necessary before Monday. In order to accomodate the shoppers, a large number of the stores will remain open Friday eV' ening, most of them having already words, Friday will be Saturday as far as business is concerned. Arrangements have been made with the Crookston Lumber company whereby that organizaton has agreed to hold "pay-day" Friday instead of Saturday. On account of the near ness to the close of the sawing seas on, the mill will operate Saturday, but all ex-service men will be grant ed leave for the day if they wish, it is understood- It' ii. iW ELECTE SENATO FRO BELTRAMI-KOOCHCHING H. A. Bridgeman Harry A. Bridgeman of Bemidji has been elected to the State Senate from the Beltrami-Koochiching dis trict beyond doubt. He defeated F. J. McPartlin of International Falls for his office. In addition to secur ing a majority of close to 2,000 Beltrami county, he gave McPartin a very close race in Koochiching county. HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD ARMISTICE EXERCISES Due to the fact that Armistice Day comes on, Saturday, the students of the Northern Minnesota high school will celebrate this event on Friday afternoon at 2:45. The students are also expected to join in the pub lie observance of the day Saturday. An excellent program, fitting to to John rL the occasion has been prepared. The American Legion is supplying the main number on the program, name ly, an address by F- P- Wirth of the State Teachers college. Mr Wirth, as an ex-service man and a member of the American Legion will have an interesting and inspiring message. The Junior-Senior high .school greatly1, appreciates the co operation gven by the American Other numbers on the program are: Vocal solo by Beth Evans Yapie readng by Dorothy Marchant "America, The Beautiful", by the assembly. The public is most cordially in vited to join with the school in this celebration? at the second regular assembly of the high school- ODD FELLOWS TO ENJOY SUPPER FRIDAY NIGHT The first of a series of suppers will be served to all Odd Fellows at the K- iC. hall over the Nangle store Friday evening at 6:30- This plan was inaugurated last year with great success and will again be car ried out beginning Friday All Odd Fellows are urged to be present at the supper and remain for the regular lodge session which starts at 8:00 o'clock. Degree work will be a part of the session. MUSICAL ART CLUB HAS FINE PROGRAM FRIDAY The Bemidji Musical Art club pro gram for Friday afternoon will have for its subject "Americanization." The meeting will be held at 4 o'clock in the rooms of the Civic and Com merce association and all members are urged to be prompt that the meet ing may begin on time The speaker for the afternoon will be Judge C- W, Stanton who will dis cuss the vital influences of music on Americanization. The saxaphone section of. the Boys band will play two marches, Mrs John Claffy will read "Stars and Stripes in Flanders," and Mrs. A. J. McMillan will sing "In Flanders Field," by Borgen- Mrs. McMillan will also lead the community sing ing- The songs will be "Battle I Hymn of the Republic," "America and "Star Spangled Banner." The members who will respond to roll call by giving a current musical event are Mrs. T- J- Burke, Mrs. G. M Torrance, Mrs. F. S. Arnold, Mrs. E signified this intention- In other Arvilla Anderson, Kaf Richardson, Mrs. Wilbur Lycan,, .'ierin Dillon Carol Knox, Hazel Ibetrson and Mabel Croon. Members are asked to send in the items if they cannot be present in person to read them The club is fortunate in having on this program two piano solos by Miss Jeanette Smith, sister of Mrs. A- G. Jacobsen. Miss Smth is artive in musical work through North Dakota Her numbers will be "Murmuring Zephyrs" by Jensen and "Warrior Song" by Heller- ,A BEMIDJ I DAIL PIONEER BEMIDJI, MINN., THURSDAY EVENING, NOV. 9, 1922 PrfeusExpec&ed To Win By Small Majority 7 WINTET ROADS PROGRAM WILL SPEEDUP WORK Bids Asked on More Than 150 Miles of Graveling, Also Grading and Bridges WINTER WORK PLANNED O SPEED GOOD ROADS Babcock Continues Plan to Give Employment When It is Most Needed Charles M- Babcock, state highway commissioner, has announced a pro gram of winter work or t'.e trunk highways covering more than 150 miles of gravel surfacing, some grad ing improvements and several new bridges- Bids are to be arened Nov 28 at the rented headquarters of the highway department in St. Paul. Work is to be pushed as fast as con ditions will permit under a plan to put the newly improved sections in the best shape by spring, according Mullen,chief assistan^highway commissioner and highway en gineer. The winter program of highway work is in line with the policy in augurated a year ago to furnish em ployment to farmers and teams when it is most needed in many localities. Thejobs listed are estimated to take the labor of more than 1,000 men and teams, or a proportioMte number of trucks and dtfTOrC^uurmg the (Continued on Page 8.) EDUCATIONAL WEEK TO BE NATIONWIDE AFFAIR President to Proclaim Week From Dec. 3 to 9 and Also Urge Assistance Washington, Nov. 9 (Capital News Service)Sponsored by the Bureau of Education, the National Educa tion Association and the American Legion, a drive to assist educators and education means and methods, will be conducted in December from the second to the ninth of the month. Governors of the states and people in the states are to be called to act in favor of education by a presi dential proclamation, /according to plans made public by the Hon- J- J. Tigert, Commissioner of Education. Each day of the campaign is to be dedicated to some one particular ed ucational work. One of the results hoped for from, the drive is an increase in public consciousness of the need of more money spent on the schools. Speak ing of this, Dr. Frank Ballou, Sup erintendent of Schools in the Nation's says: The financial resources provided for public education are not suffic ient to do more that maintain the educational standards existing before the war. The war revealed educa tional conditions which demand larger appropriations for public ed ucation. There is a real danger that the financial burdens of the war are likely to be visited upon the pub (Continued on Page 8.) RETURNED TO OFFICE OF BELTRAMI PROBATE JUDGE S. M. Koefod Judge of Probate S- M. Koefod, who was appointed to that office by Governor Preus after the death of Judge J- F. Harrs, is the successful candidate for re-election. He was opposed by O. M. Skinvik, who gave him an interesting contest in sec tions of the south end of the county. Koefod, however, carried the north end of the county very strongly, his former home being in that section- Carries RE-ELECTED ATTORNEY OF BELTRAMI COUNTY G. M, Torrance County Attorney Graham M- Tor- rance has been re-elected by the vot ers of Beltrami county to again fill that office, according to the returns already reported. There seems little doubt of his election, according to present returns- He was opposed by C. M- Ascham, also of Bemidji, who gave him a very close contest in some districts. Torrance has ably held this office for several terms. LEGION POST TO HOLD MEETING THIS EVENING All members of the Ralph Gracie post of te American Legion and all other interested ex-servce men are urged to attend the regular meeting of the post to be held this evening at 8 o'clock at the rooms of the Be midji Civic and Commerce association Completed plans for the observance of Armistice Day Saturday, Novenv ber 11, will be presented by the gen-v eral charman, N. E. Given, and the various sub-committee chairmen A number of important announce ments are to be made at this meet ing and it is especially desired by the officers of the post that there be a large attendance in order to create additional enthusiasm toward Armis tice Day and its observance. Every member who attended the last reg ular meeting of the post is expected to be present tonight. ST. PAUL PARTY WILL BE ENTERTANED AT BIG BASS Dannie Hogan of St. Paul, pur chaser of the 127 acres on Big Bass lake, foi-merly owned by the county of Beltrami, was to arrive in Be midji today. He is accompanied by Detective Tom Brown, Dr Plann ers and Patrick Fallon, all of St Paul. They will be entertained at Harry S. Suding's private cottage on Big! Bass Lake. Judge J. F. Gib bons, Martin Dunn and Andy Mc Nabb will also be guests. Mr. Hogan will also make arrange ments for building plans while here. The party also expects to take in deer, season and enjoy the pleas ures of Northern Minnesota- M. W. KNOX PASSES AWAY Myron W. Knox passed away very suddenly with heart failure at 7:30 this morning at his home, 1117 Park avenue. Mr. Knox was born near Attica, N. Y. in 1865 and he was 67 years of age last May He was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Gardner at Weathenfield Springs, N. July 18, 1880. He moved to Minnesota with his family 34 years ago, making his homeyat Red Wing and other points in this state, having been resident of Beltrami county for nearly 20 years, where he was well and favorably know. Two years ago last September, Mr. and Mrs. Knox moved with four of their children to Bemidji from their farm at Pleasant Valley. Mr Knox was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until after the arrival of sons and daughters residing at a distance, but it is expected that the services will be held Sunday after noon at the Presbyterian church by Rev. L. P. Warford, pastor. Besides a host of friends, the de ceased leaves to mourn his loss his wife and eleven children: his daugh ters, Misses Carol, Bess and Flor ence of Bemidji, Mrs. Carl Jones of Nebish, Mrs. William Betts, St. Mar es, Ida., Mrs. Carl Leudtke, Webster City, S. D., and Mrs- A. L- Halquest of Cincinnatti, Ohio, and sons, C. W. Knox, Robbinsdalc, Lawrence Knox, Minneapolis, N. L. Knox of Nebish and Donald of this city Mr. Republicans Clinging To Control of Next Congress SUDDENLY THIS MORNING Nonpartisan League Strikes Vital Points In Northwest Section BOTH BEMIDJI BOND PROPOSITIONS CARRY Levy Will Now Be Spread Over Five Years Instead of All This Year Two" city bond issues voted on at the general election Tuesday carried providing for the issuance of bonds on the permanent improvement fund and thus spreading the levy over, a period of five years instead of plac ing it all on the levy for the coming year, as would have been necessary had the issues failed to carry. Proposition No. 1, providing for the issuance of bonds to the amount of $40,000 to pay off warrants is sued in payment for the White Way lighting system, carried by a vote of 987 to 715. The vote by wards was as follows: Fiist wardyes 271, no 138 Second wardyes 257, no 128 hird wardyes 134, no 12! Fourth wardyes 235, no 170 Fifth wardyes 90, no 150 Proposition No. 2, providng for the issuance of bonds to the amount oi 810,000 to pay off warrants is sued in payment for the Detention Hospital, carried by a vote of 998 to GC The votes by wards was as follows- First waidyes 26G. no 130 Second wardyes 240, no 13G I Continued ou Fage 8) TWO STATE AMENDMENTS GIVEN BIG MAJORITIES Two amendments to the state con titution, one providing for a sub stantial change in rural credits and the other for the collection of a tonnage tax on iron ore, carried in Bemidji by a large majority and tvi dently carried in about the same pro poiton throughout the entire county and the state as a whole. Amendment No. 1 received the following vote in Bemidji: First wardYes 376, no 120 Second yes354, no 74 Thirdyes 242, no 42 Fourthyes 360, no 61, Fifth yes 200, no 55, making the total in Bemidji 1532 yes and 352 no. Amendment No 2 received the fol lowing vote in Bemidjit'-First w.ird yes 341, no 155 Secondyes 355, no 70 Thirdyes 217, no 36 Fourth yes 323, no 68 Fifthyes 167, no 66. That the business men of Bemidji and the city as a whole is in favor oi a rural credit change to assist the farmers is evidenced byfthe vote on Amendment No- 1. Ma Knox also leaves one sister and two ^iy, and Senator Frank B. Kellogg, brothers living near Warsaw, N* Y. (Continued on Page 8.) Defeat Big nl Eight or Ten Overturn Is A Big Surprise CBy United Tress) (By Lakrence Martin) Washington, Nov. 9Republicans continued to cling to control of the n( xt congress by a "lender thread as the slow progress of counting of returns from Tuesday's election was continued. Available figures today show that the house stood, republicans 220 democrats, 210, socialist, 1 Inde pendents 1 with three scattered dis tricts not heard from. These figures were expected to be revised somewhat later as they con ceded to the republicans some dis tricts still listed by the Democrats as doubtful in the senate. The re publican majority will be 8 or 10, depending on the results of two close contests. In Utah, Senator King was not yet certain of his re-election, though he was leading in early morn ing return? by more than 1700. North Dakota returns were ncom plete because of bad weather and the consequent delay in getting the count from the rural districts. Therefore, it is uncertain whether J- F. T. O' Connor, democrat, or Lynn J. fraz ier, republican, had won Overnight returns seem to make certain the defeat of two republic u. stalwarts. In the west, Senator Miles Poi" dexter, Washington, was defe?teci by C. Dill, his democratic adver- PRICE 3c -'M-WKJ Governor Preus Holds Only Small Margin But is Claiming Election NONPARTISANS GAINING IN STATE LEGISLATURE of Kelfogg Called Surprise Frazier Sure of Victory (By United Press) St. Paul, Nov. 9Governor Preus had a lead of 15,347 this afternoon against Magnus John son, nonpartisan candidate for the office of governor of Mnn. esota. Returns from 2,699 precincts gave Preus 250,658 and Johnson 235,311. The election of Preus by a majority of about 9,000 is indi cated. (By United Press) Fargo, Nov. 9In* 1411 pre. cincts of the state's 2,015, this morning, F. T- O'Connor, dem ocrat, endorsed by the I. V. A. had 76,826 votes and Frazier, 70,824. In 1390 precincts, Net to* had 89,623 and Lemke, 54,. 344. (By United Press) (By D. Meredith) St. Paul, Nov 9The most start ling thing about the'G. O. P's turn over in this section is the fact that te Nonpartican League struck the most vital points. Two United States senatorial and thiee congressional seats have been taken from the Re publican party. In Minnesota, Nonpartisans and others aligned against the Republi can administration will control a ma jority of the senate The lower house may see many t-torms, the league holding about 40 seats. A gain of 14 seats is appar ent on returns now available. The republicans will have about 90 seats. In North Dakota, legislation may be changed to Nonpartisan control again, although balloting was slow and no definite line-up was obtain able early today. In South Dakota the League is be lieved to have gained several legis lative seats. Governor Preus in Minnesota held only a slight margin of 15,000 votes over his nonpartisan opponent, Mag nus Johnson, early today, and there was a possiblity that the 1,000 pre cincts still outstanding would cut his majority considerably. The gover nor, however, was not worried and claimed the election. The Nonpartis-an League might have been exptcled to gain some minor offices. Prediction forecast allowed for that, but the league, rid ing on a wave of anti-administra tion sentiment that followed demo itic line-ups in the east and else where, out ted the big guns of repub licanism here. The first ndication ol revolt came last June when Porter Mcf'umber, for 25 years a leader of the G. O P. in Washington, was d( fcaterl by Lynn Frazier, Nonpar ti an, for the senatorial nomination in North Dakota Fiazier is now certain of victory over J. F. T. O'Connor, democrat, all hough figures early today show tie later leading by about 7,000. (Continued on Page 8) CLINIC WILL BE HELD IN BEMIDJI TOMORROW A chest and lung clinic will be Held at the offices of Drs. Garlock & Garlock tomorrow with Dr. R. L. L:mey of Lake Julia sanatorium in I arge, assisted by Miss Beth Mac- (Jn^or, Red Cross public health nuisc. This clinic is being held un der the auspices of the South Bel trami county Public Health associa ton and is absolutely free of charge. Persons who have been suffering from loss of weight, have a chronic cough or any other symptom of tu be rculos at urged to arrange to attend this clinic- Early diagnosis essential since it is shown that by cariy treatment many lives have been sj-ved from this dreadful disease The clinic here will be open to all per-ons of any age and the advice gven out will be of confidential nat uie intended wholly for the welfare of the parties attending. Those who plan to attend are urged to make appointments with Miss MacGregor, telephone 741-W, a= soon as possible to avoid tedious. waiting.