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i 5 The Pioneer is the oaiy daily within 100 miles of Bemidji and na3 the largest circulation ia Northern Minnesota. VOLUME XX. NO .180 Red Cross Roll Call '.lit* Bemidji Will Start TT& Value of' An4^:an^ed Cross In This Section of State Already Established NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD AND OFFICERS ELECTED Public Urged to Give Hearty Support by Becoming Members at Once The Fifth Annual Red Cross Roll Call will be, started in Bemidji Mon day, November 20, and continue throughout the week. The member ship campaign is under the direction of Rev. L. P. Warford, who will be assisted by a number of volunteer committees. Bemidji and this north country, which has constantly faced the men ace of forest fires, is expected to be especially interested I keeping up membership in the American Red Cross. There are many who remem ber the Red Cross money and sup plies that were shipped into this dis trict after the Baudette fire. No matter in what part of the country disaster strikes, the Red Cross is first in offering relief. Last year $450 was added to the national fund as a result of the fourth annual roll call in Southern Beitrami county. Of all $1 mem- bersQips 50 per cent is used by the American Red Cross and the bal ance, including all donations, makes up the fund which is used locally In the membership drive this year it is hoped that the community will respond liberally to the roll call. The newly-elected executive board has taken up the work with interest and enthusiasm. Officers elected for the ensuing year are Chairman, Rev. William'Elliott vice chairman, G- D. Backus secretary, Leila A. Stanton treasurer, E. D. Boyce. T*he next executive board consists of G. D. Backus, Dr. E. H. Smith, Rev. Lester P, Warford, Mrs. H. L. Rasmussen, Rev. William Elliott, Mrs. H. L. Huffman, Mrs. E.H. Smith, A. T- Carlson and Mrs. C. M. Bacon. Reports from the standing com mittees at a recent annual meeting of the South Beltrami County chap ter showed that much splendid work has been done during the year in bet tering conditions generally and re lieving many special cases. Owing to the fine response, in memberships and donations, to last year's roll call, it has been posible to retain the services of a public nurse and to furnish the Civilian Relief Commit tee with $500, which was used prin cipally in behalf of ex-service men and their families. The issues which lie as a respon sibility upon the Red Cross this year are not hard to grasp. The Red Cross must have money to take care of the Civilian Relief of this dis trict. That obligation the Red Cross would not willingly let go. Money must be had, if the Red Cross is to take care of the nursing activities of the community, as it has heen so effectively carried on by Miss Beth MacGregor. Money must be had to meet the great emergency calls which always come (without preparations. Epidemic and disaster are always waiting at the door and a Red Cross equipped with sufficient funds is al ways a ready hand of mercy. SCHOOL CHILDREN TAKE INTEREST IN BOOK WEEK School children have entered into the spirt of Better Book Week with a vim. A large number of kiddies have drawn cartoons depicting Bet ter Book Week, some of which may be seen in the display windows of the Bemidji .Book and Stationery store. "Good ibooks are better than candy," is one of the admissions made in a drawing shown by an eight-year-old lad- The willingness of children to be guided to read bet ter books at that age, makes it much easier for the parents to bring this about. The teachers of the public school are exercising a wholesome influence over the children and are doing much to help the parents in this regard. During the entire year, the teach ers in the public schools are endeav oring to interest the pupils in read ing better books, but this week are putting forth special effort, espec ially to gain the attention of the parents so that the children may possess the books for themselves. Chnrts or poster for Book Week have been prepared by pupils in the different grades and some of them are being displayed in the downtown store windows and are well worth tl'c attention of the passerby. n$ri*\*s\- K1WANIS CLUB ENJOYS TALK BY DEAN WALKER Duluth Rector Gives Discourse on Needs America of Today HUPMOBILE GARAGE IS NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED Dannenbery & Christianson, local distributors for the Hupmobile line of automobiles, are soon to be locat ed in a new building now being con structed by Alex Shavitch on his lots just north of the Standard Oil Co. filling station. Work or* the new building began a few days ago and is progresing rapidly. The building will be occupied by the Danneniberg & Christianson Auto Co. about February 1 and a full line of Hupmobile cars will be on dis play there. In connection there will be a service station for cars, and acces sories and parts for the Hupmobile will be kept in stock. This firm, composed of A. Danneriberg and William. Christianson, announces that it is expecting to place a num ber of Hups in this territory next summer and has several orders on the books at the present time. The aim of the concern is to have good cars and to give good service at all times. EDUCATIONAL LEAGUES DEMAND EARLY ACTION Passage of Towner-Sterling Bill in Coming Session of Congress Urged Washington, Nov. 17, (Capital News Service)With the election a thing of the past and an extraordi nary session of Congress promised to take care of special matters, edu cational associations and organiza tions all over the country are pre paring for a strong representation to the next congress looking to the immediate passage of the Towner Sterling bill, providing, for a De partment of Education, with a Secre tary in the President's cabinet. Henry J. Ryan, National Director in the American Legion, sums up the need in a pungent paragraph. He says: "The school itself is the founda tion of the Nation. If the American school fails, America will fail. Ed ucation is the mother of civilization. The old world failed because of lack of a proper system of education and America will fail if it does not direct its attention to its schools and determine that a policy of stint' in education is false economy." The House Committee on Educa tion, in recommending the passage of the bill, which has been held up by influences more- easily imagined than described, said of it: "There is nothing of more portance in our scheme of Govern ment that the education of the people If education should be giver/the recognition which its importance .re- quires, if illiteracy 19 a national per- 1, if ignorance of our language and institutions is a source of danger.... if there should be provided for every boy and girl in America a competent well qualified teacher in order that there may be developed throughout our Nation an intelligent and en lightened citizenship, then it can be fairly said that this legislation is justified." w\ ^M*, t:' Able of Dean Walker of Duluth, who was the principal speaker of the occasion brought hearty applause from the large gathering- of members at the noon-day meeting of the Kiwanis club at the Elks cluh rooms Thurs day, with a timely discourse on the needs of America today. He brought home to his many hearers the real meaning of the Kiwanis motto "We Build'" and told how they could make it mean more to this commun ity and to the country at large, by the club as a body, fostering Amer icanism by demanding a square deal for those who are not in a position to demand it for themselves. He showed where nations that were once a power in the world, but now only an incident in history, brought about their ruin the self ishness of the rulers and those with them who had the wielding of the power. He spoke of the unrest which aas been apparent even in America within the past five years, due to the selfishness of the men who thought they were secure in the (Continued on Page 8.) lm- mm Ml TO CITY S Able Basket Ball Material On Hand For Regular Practice Periods CHALLENGE ISSUED TO ALL SIMILAR OUTFITS Strong Schedule of Games Here and Out of Town Being Arranged With the candidates rapidly get ting into shape, Bemidji is assured a strong city basketball team this fall and winter, the team being put in the game under the auspices of the Bemidji Fire Department under the management of a committee of which R. B. Lycan is ehairman. Several out of town players, who are trying out for the team, have already arrived, and with the local players already out, an exceptionally strong team is assured. Art Short) Barrett of Minneap olis, former coach at St. Thomas and a former member of the famous Ascension team, arived Thursday and is now out for practice with the rest of the candidates. Barrett plays at running guard. Wally Jube, another former mem ber of the Ascension team, an ex cellent dribbler and all-around play er, is trying out for the position of center. He is about six feet tall and gives apearance of being able to handle this position in a very capable manner. Curly Movold of Fosston, a form er member of the basketball team at the North Dakota Agricultural col lege and coach at the Lutheran col lege, Decorah, Iowa, captain and coach of the Army team at Camp Dodge, is also on the job and is show ing up in 'fine shape. He plays at the forward position. Elmer Schuft of Federal Dam, who played with the Fergus Falls American Legion team last year, this team going into the finals with the 151st Field Artillery at Minneapolis, is also here to tryout for the Bemidji team. Eddie Adair, a former member of the Hamline university team, is due to arrive here soon. Local men out for the team to date include Myron Plummer, Fred Phibbs and Roy Trafton, none of whom .need any further introduction to Bemidji bas ketball fans- The fact that these men are here and are trying out for the team does not prevent other candidates from coming out for practice, anounces Mr. Lycan, since it is not his plan to use the five best individual stars but to use the best five-man combi nation as the first team. Regular practice of an hour and a half is held every evening at the new armory and these men" are rap idly getting in shape for the opening of the season. Arrangements are now being made (Continued on Page 8) tr 4 r- BEMIDJI, MINN., FRIDAY EVENING, NOV. 17, 1922 BONAR LAW HAS AMPLE CHANCE TO TEST POLICY (By United Press) (By Lloyd Allen) London, Nov. 17With a clear majority of 85 seat* over all other political parties in par liment, Premier Bonar Law is iaid to have ample opportunity to test his policy of tranquility when Common* convene next Monday, CONSOLIDATION OFN W.ROADS IS DISCUSSED Hearings Are Commenced on Proposed Consolidations Effecting Northwest (By United Preaa) (By William Losh) Washington, Nov. 17Consolida tion of the railroads of the country Into a few great regional systems, believed by the authorities to be the ultimate solution of present trans portation difficulties, was before the Interstate Commerce Commission to day. Hearings commenced on the pro posed consolidation of the Northern Pacific with the Burlington, and the Great Northern with the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, to be known as Systems 14 and 15. The Commission has previously held hearings on the suggested eon solidation of roads in the southeast states. Today's hearings, as were previous ones, are being held under authority of the transportation act of 1920. They are to bring about whether the roads involved are will ing to submit to the grouping pro posed by the commission and to de velop what opposition exists to its plan. Recent reports from St. Paul, stronghold of the Hill interests, in dicated that the Great Northern and Northern Pacific^ *& :alled Hill roads would intL.pose before th'^scommis sion a counter-plan to be permitted (Continued on page 6) HOLD RED LAKE HEARING AT THIEF RIVERADEC. 7 A public hearing will be held at Thief River Falls, Thursday, Decem ber 7, 1922, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. for the consideration of plans sub mitted by the Red Lake Drainage & Conservancy District for the reg ulation of Red Lake and improve ment of Red Lake river. This hear ing will be in conjunction with the final hearing on this'' project to be held before Judges Grindeland and Stanton of the District Court. All parties interested from the standpoint of navigation are invited to be present. While for purposes of War Department record, type written statements, in quadrupli cate are preferred, oral statements will be considered. The plans for this project are on file in the United States Engineer's office, St. Paul, and may be examin ed there prior to the hearing. PIONEE el for of Germany Looks To America FARMERS PLAN FINEMEETINGS FORNLXTWEEK Annual Meet of Farm Bureau Unit Directors Wednesday Big Dinner Thursday THURSDAY SESSION TO HAVE STRONG PROGRAM Interesting Reports Wijll Be Made and Capable Talks Will Be Heard Farmers frm the entire surround ing section are expected to be in Be midji Wednesday and Thursday, Nov ember 22 and 23, for the general farmers' conference to be held here those days and to include the annual meeting of the Farm Bureau Unit directors on Wednesday and the land clearing program, a general meeting and the Annual Civic and Commerce association dinner for the farmers on Thursday. The annual meeting of the Farm Bureau Unit directors is the annual meeting of the whole board, and is called for the purpose of reviewing the wbrk of the past year and mak ing plans for the coming year's work. Officers and an executive committee for the new year will be named at this meeting and other important an nual business will be attended to. Every Farm Bureau unit in the county is expected to have its del egate at this meeting. This annual session will be call ed to order immediately following the regular noon-day meeting of the Civic and Commerce association next Wednesday, the delegates be ing invited guests and to be enter tained, here during their stay so that they may remain for the two-day ses sion. For the evening of the 22nd a theatre party has been planned. The program for the second day, Thursday, will begin promptly at 10 o'clock at the Elko theatre. The topic will be land clearing. Prizes in the brushing and seeding contests are to be awarded to local contest ants at that time. Reports by the delegates of units and farmers' slubs will be made at this- meeting. Dinner will be served at the Civic and Commerce association rooms Thursday noon, the association being host to all farmers attending the sessions. Thursday afternoon i3 to be taken up with talks by local and outside speakers of ability, and ad ditional reports of interest are to be made- A. J. McGuire, manager of the Minnesota Co-Operative Creameries association, has been invited to speak. His topic will be "Dairying in Northern Minnesota," and will be given about 2 o'clock Thursday after noon. The entire two-day session is sure to be of special interest to all farm* ers of the county and there is every indication that the meetings will be well attended. 1 KANSAS CITY TO HOLD BIG LIVE STOCK SHOW American Royal, Classic of Livestock Shows, Will be Opened Tomorrow (By United Press) Kansas City, Nov. 17The Amer ican Royalclassic of livestock showswill open here tomorrow with nearly $55,000 offered as premiums. The twenty-fourth annual event will dedicate the new half-million dollar exposition building. The new building contains an oval of 26,000 feet of floor space where the cham pions- of more than twenty state fairs will parade and kings and queens of livestock will be crowned The exposition opens tomorrow night with the choral society of Lindsborg, Kas., singing "The Mes siah". The exposition will continue one week. Hereford cattle will be one of the attractions. Premiums totalling $11, 255 are offered for Herefords this year. This is tht\ largest amount of Hereford prize money ever award ed and is expected to bring together an exceptional showing. In addition to the money prizes for Herefords, (Continued on Page 8.) SOME AUTO ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE Automobile accidents quite fre quently occur as the result of the failure to abide by the traffic laws. Many drivers of automobiles do not use the arm for giving signals and do not give the right-of-way to the car at the right. Section 6 of Chapter 473, Laws of 1921, provides: "An opeartor intend ing to turn his car to the left shall extend his arm in a horizontal posi tion and slow down. "A vehicle shall have the right-of way over another vehicle which is approaching from the left on an in tersecting highway, and shall give the right-of-way to a car approach ing from the right on an intersecting highway." A violation of this provision is an act of negligence and a misde meanor, according to Section 2G1 3 of the statutes. FOOTBALL REACHES ITS SEMIFINALS SATURDAY Interesting Games Scheduled For University Fields Saturday Afternoon By Henry L. Farred (United 1 ros.s Sports Editor) New York, Nov. 17Foutuaii ue-' gins to pass out tomorrow witn tue semi-final card of the li2 season it has been a wonderful season, the i bes-t in the history of the great game and the end of the road comes not I as a welcome event for the millions who now follow the game. The next to the last number of the year is not an eight or nine star brand like some of its predecessors but there are a number of attractive games on this card: Yale against Princeton. Penn State against Pennsylvania. Wash ington and Jefferson against Pitts burgh. Harvard against Brown. Dartmouth against Columbia. Syra cuse against Colgate. Iowu against Ohio State. Chicago against Illi nois. Michigan against Wisconsin. California against Nevada. Not only because it is tradition ally the star number of the program but because it promises to be the bitterest contest of the day, the bat tle of the Princeton Tiger and the Yale Bull Dog is the outstanding game on the card. Last year Yale defeated Princeton 13 to 7 and avenged the 20 to 0 defeat the Tigers plastered on them in 1920. O'Hcarn, the brilliant Yale half back, ran right end for 20 yerds in the first period and MacAldrich, one of the greatest of all Yale piayers, added the winning margin with two goals from the field It was one of the greatest battles of the year when Gilroy threatened to win for Princeton in the last two minutes of play when he got away with a forward pass and a long ran only to be downed a few inchc from tho geal ilne. Yale held and v/on, Penn State and Pennsylvania come a close second as the best game (Continued on Page 8.). MINNESOTA ^MnMlomJ lYcreasiig cloudi- *9+mmgkti mm^r obntay showers irt south portion. Not much change in temperature. Declares It America's Duty To Call A World Economic Conference PRICE 3c Retiring Chancellor Wirth Discusses Condition of Europe With Bickel SAYS EUROPE IS RUINED IF U. S. DOES NOT HELP U. S. Must Take Distinctive Role in Reparations By Sending Delegates Dr. J. Wirth, retiring chan cellor of Germany, intends to play an active part in hi* coun- try'* government a* leader of the energetic opposition in the Reichstag, somewhat after the manner of Lloyd George in the House of Commons. Free from the restrictions of office, which he held longer than any German chancellor since the war, Wirth now feels able to talk freely on international affairs in his interview given Karl A. Bickel, general manager of the United Press Association. Dr. Wirth tells of the part he believes America must play in European affairs and of the danger that will result from in action. (By United Press) Berlin, Nov. 17. (By Karl A. Bick el, General Manager of teh United Press, copyrighted 15)22 by the U- P.) "America must call a world eco nomic conference. It is her duty," Dr. Joseph Wirth, former chancellor of Germany declared in an interview today, the first since the fall of his government, able to discuss frankly the situation within and without Germany, unhampered by diplomat ic reticence which prevented many utterances during his nineteen months at the helm of German af fairs. Wirth's first tnought was for the need of America's intervention as arbitrer. The United States, he de clared, must take a distinctive role in repanuion M-Ulemcnt by sending official dolcgates to the commission She muat be an umpire for Europe Unless Ainer ca does this, Dr. Wirth forces utter ruin and Bol shevism tiirougnout Euronl'. For unhxM, he o.iid he was determined ia. ly "ii ^'a^iny a part in the *n.iu!lui ouuu.\!'at similar to that Lle-id LKJO,^ in tue rfritisn paru moni. nui i.s now a deputy- He pointed out Lh.it tne United States through V1. omliow V\ ilt.on was pledg- tu lourtt t, uiKh, adding, "But it now upp u^ Hi it nooody in Amer- i, wiling HI t-airy out muse piUilb. "S\lio is (.o oeitip the European I lobiciu w.iicn now has become a world i)!-^.ii.ii- not politicians, not IniiMLi i'li...-ne Vnrih contin- d. Vni' 11( .i i.iuot take a hand as i, i 'i" a'.u must call a con iti nee u'n-'i will deal witn the pioljiem I loin uii economic view point. Aim ri a -D. H.U tv.o gentlemen, Llrey an \e li ,'t nLnniui, on the reparation committee, but why doesn't America have official rep- re-.ent.uion. Aii.uci mast have of nc.ai pro. i mativcs -su .sne can play a decided role, so she can be a sort ol an aibitrer and umpire." At this point I interrupted Dr. (Continued on Page 8) STILLWATER PRISONERS DEMAND BEST OF BOOKS (B United Press) Stillwater, Min., Nov. 17Prisqn- ers in the state penitentiary prefer the highest grade of literature Their reading i largely cunfineci to the best historical fiction, accord ing to Miriam E- Cary, supervising librarian. There are ten times as many books of this nature in the pris on library as there are of any other kind- Inmates now have a library of more than 8,000 volumes, Miss Carey said, and they use it extensively. The class of literature is selected with great care- The library is in charge of a graduate of an eastern univer sity, noted for his knowledge of what i.5 best in literature. Misa Carey, employed by the board of control, has general supervision of libraries in institutions under the board. At the state prison there are 1,500 volumes of historical fiction, 150 volumes of humorous fiction and books of history, biography, fine arts, useful arts, philosophy, relig ion and travel and volumes of liter ature. Inmates at all time choose the highest class of books that can be secured.