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The Pioneer is the oaiy daily
within 100 miles of Bemidji and
na3 the largest circulation ia
Northern Minnesota.
Red Cross Roll Call
'.lit* Bemidji Will Start
Value of' An4^:an^ed Cross
In This Section of State
Already Established
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
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 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
"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.
Duluth Rector Gives
Discourse on Needs
America of Today
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
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
"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
w\ ^M*,
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.)
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Able Basket Ball Material
On Hand For Regular
Practice Periods
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
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
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)
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(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
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
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
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)
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.
el for of Germany Looks To America
Annual Meet of Farm Bureau
Unit Directors Wednesday
Big Dinner Thursday
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
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
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
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.
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.)
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
A violation of this provision is
an act of negligence and a misde
meanor, according to Section 2G1 3
of the statutes.
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.).
^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
Retiring Chancellor Wirth
Discusses Condition of
Europe With Bickel
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
(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
during his nineteen
months at the helm of German af
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
"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
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)
(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
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
Inmates at all time choose the
highest class of books that can be

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