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The Pionee? ii the ml daily
within 100 miles of Bemidji and
nas the largest circulation la
Northern Minnesota.
VOLUME XX. NO. 181 1
Industry^ is Now in Better1
Position Than it Has
Been in Four Years
General Business Stands at
5% Below Normal Now Car
Shortage is Acute
Wellesley Hills, Mass. Nov. 18
Copper stocks have been showing
more life of late and evidence a
tendency to act quite independent
of the rest of the market. Roger W.
Babson acounls fo/ this change by
calling attention to the conditions
which control the copper industtry.
"The copper stocks," says Mr.
Babson, "like any others are govern
ed by a combination of the conditions
in the security market and the fac
tors that control the praduc
consumption of copper.
"The industry," continues Mr.
Babson, "is now in a better posi
tion than it has been for the past
four years. In other words, it has
taken the industry practically this
length of time to recover from the
abnormal producing conditions and
heavy stocks built up during the war
years. Due to the continuance of
heavy stocks, which at the high point
in 1919, amounted to over one bil
lion pounds, production has been rad
ically curtailed- Prices have slump
ed from the war-time price of 38
cents for electrolytic copper to a low
point of 12 cents reached about a
year ago. The industry has suffered
in the present period of readjustment
to a greater extent than prob"ably
any other important industry.
"The fact that copper in its man
ufactured forms has excellent wear
ing qualities has worked to the ad
vantage of the industry during the
past two or three years. For ex
ample, in the case of the ammuni
tion abroad, all of the shell was des
troyed except the copper cartridge
This, as you remember, was used
again and again, and at the end of
hostilities, large stocks of unused
brass and copper cartidges went for
industrial purposes. Re-claimed sup
plies are now greatly dicinished so
that the deriand for new copper will
gradually increase from now on.
"Production has been gradually in
creasing since the first of the year.
Production during the war years av
eraged well over 150 million pounds
monthly. Compare this with an out
put during 1921 averaging under 25
million pounds monthly. In fact,
even exports last year were material
ly heavier than the total United
States production. Production at
the present time is averaging about
85 million pounds monthly. Exports
have tended to increase and are
around 65 million pounds each
month. Domestic consumption is
also increasing so that the statistical
position of the industry is relatively
strong- This does not promise any
radical come-back but rather that the
worst is over and that the long pull
outlook is much better than it has
been for a number of years. This
(Continued on page 6)
Ottawa, Ont,The number of fur
farms in Canada in 1921 was 821,
vcording to a staement of the Bureau
of Statistics.
The Railway' Age in its current
issue calls attention to the fact that
as predicted by it two weeks ago the
car shortage has continued to in
The net car shortage reported
on October 15, 1922," says the Rail
way Age, "was 152,034 and on Nov
ember 1 it was 175,500, in spite of
the fact that during the two immed
iately preceeding weeks the railroads
moved more carloads of freight than
ever before in the corresponding two
weeks of any year in history. The
largest net car shortage ever reported
in any past year1
was 146,00".
"The sentiment which has been en
gendered among the farmers by mis
representations of the Transportation
Act and of the facts about the rail
road situation was the principal cause
of the recent election from many
states, especially in the west, of
numerous senators and congressmen
who advocate a policy of railway
regulation that would be more unfair
restrictive andi harmful than that
which has been followed in the past.
No class of people is losing more
money now from inadequacy of
transportation than the farmers."
Activities Unusual for This
Season of Year Shortage
of Cars Responsible
The lumber market continues very
active. This is somewhat unusual,
as buying ordinarily tapers off at
this season. However, the car short
age has so restricted shipments that
secure badly needed material, so that
the demand is being spread over the
entire year. Demand continues to
be greater than the ability of the
mills to ship in the face of the contin
ued 'Car shortage, says the American
Lumberman. Railroad officials have
been profuse in promises to relieve
the car shortage, but so far little
relief has been noted, though in the
South shippers are getting a slight
ly larger percentage of their car re
quirements tat there were several
weeks ago. Thus shipments of both
southern hardwood and southern pine
are being increased slightly.
Experienced observers who have
recently traveled among the mills of
all section of the country report that
they can hardly recall the time when
stocks have been so badly broken and
ill-assorted as at the present time.
No excess of lumber is being carried
anywhere, and the lumber industry
is approaching winter, which restricts
output in a large part of the pro
ducing area.
Another factor which will tend to
curtail production is the annual over
hauling of machinery and stoppages
of operation to install new equip
ment. On the Pacific coast no im
provement in the car situation has
been noted and manufacturers hardly
expect any change in the situation
until after the first of the year- In
the meantime, construction remains
brisk for this season and the vol
ume of new business indicated by
estimates for 1923 bids fair to ex
ceed even the record of 1922
Stocks of retail lumbermen as a
whole are badly broken, a condition
which always prevails at this time
of the year, because dealers let Eheir
stocks run down until after inventory
is taken. This year, however, stock
depletion has been accentuated by
the car shortage, which in many
cases has prevented retailers from
securing needed material. Flooring
iaotories, sash and door, and inter
ior millwork makers'^ and woodwork
manufacturers generally, aire very
busy and are experiencing an ex
cellent demand for their products.
The lumber market generally is
strong, with an upward tendency.
H. P- Lish, who has been in the
employ of the Great Northern Rail
way company during the summer, re
turned to his farm home at Lake
George this week. He is visiting
friends in Bemidji for the week end.
Press Comments Indicate That
Local Music Lovers Are
Assured Rare Treat
Press comments on Miss Bertha
Farner, soprano, who is to appear
in Bemidji at the Methodist church
Thursday evening, November 23, as
the second number of the entertain
ment course being staged this fall
and winter under the auspices of the
Bemidji State Teachers college, in
dicate beyond tlie least doubt that
music lovers of this city and com
munity are in for a rare treat if they
attend this concert-
The press everywhere is loud in its
praise of Miss Farner's ability and a
few excerpts from the larger pub
lications only tend to show the re
gard in which she is held everywhere
she appears.
"The soloist of the evening was
Bertha Farner, dramatic soprano,
who sang the "Jewel Song" from
Faust and the prayer from Tosca,
displaying a voice of pleasing person
ality, musical understanding and at
tractive personality," say the Mus
ical Courier.
The Manitoba Fress Press, Winni
peg, says: "Miss Bertha Farner, lyric
soprano, has a sweet clear voice of
remarkable range. She has a good
stage presence, enunciates clearly
and responded graciously to several
"Miss Bertha Farner's glorious
voice was heard at its excellent best
by a large audience which evidenced
its discrimination and pleasure by
timely and spontaneous applause,"
the Calgary Daily Herald reports.
"The particular star of the evening
was Miss Bertha Farner- She was
not only successful in songs that re
quired tenderness and pathos, but
her operatic selections were of partic
ular excellence," states the Atlanta,
(Ga-) Constitution.
Miss Farner is sure to please her
Bemidji hearers next Thursday even
ing and there is every indication that
her initial appearance here will be
well attended.
Bemidji Citizens Invited to
Become Members of Red
Cross Next Week
Hearty Response to Bemidji
Membership Drive Insures
Continuance of Work
To finance the relief work of the
American Red Cross, Minnesota is
being asked to enroll 135,000 mem
bers in the Red Cross of a national
membership totalling 6,000,000 set
for the 1923 roll call. Annual mem
bership dues of $1 are now being
collected through the state. Con
tributions are used by the Red Cross
not only in giving assistance in time
of great catastrophes, but in constant
relief work "everywhere.
The roll call supports such work
as that of the "greatest mother in the
world" in the MooseLake-Cloqui
fires of 1918, when hundreds were
left homelsess by the great nre were
given assistance in starting anew.
"Every dollar given aids the in
cessant welfare of the Red Cross
against misery and suffering, dis
ease and disaster", officials declare
in urging the public to enroll as
members and give what other dona
ting they'feel they can spare at
this time-
In Bemidj the roll call is to begin
Monday and continue throughout the
coming week. Membership buttons
will be on sale in various parts of
the downtown district in convenient
places for all to become members
through the payment of $1.00.
Bemidji citizens already Have
learned the value of the work accom
plished through the Red Cross and it
is expected that hearty support will
be given the roll call for renewal
of memberships and new members.
The Southern Beltrami County
chapter of the Red Cross was recent
(Continued on page 6)
Plans for a membership campaign
and other matters of importance with
the approach of the new year will be
discussed at the regular meeting of
the Ralph Gracie post of the Amer
ican Legion to be held at the rooms
of the Civic and Commerce associa
tion next Thursday evening at 8
Every possible effort is to be made
to increase the membership of the
post during 1923 by at least 100
r,,his plan, of course,
means that every present member
take an active part in the campaign
and assist in every way possible.
It is especially desired that there
be a large attendance at this meeting
HO that complete plans may be made.
Several important committee reports
re to be made at this meeting also
andi a very interesting session is
Chicago, Nov. 18 (By Lincoln
Quarberg, coprighted 1922 by the
U. P.)The proposal that a world
economic congress be called by the
United States as suggested by Dr.
J- Wirth, former German Chancellor,
will be presented in detail to con
gress by the International Commis
Clarence J. Owens, chairman, in
an exciting interview with the Unit
ed Press today, outlined the plans
for the convention aa drawn up by
members of the commission.
"Dr. Wirth's suggestions for a
world convention as received in an
interview with Karl A. Bickel, gen
eral manager of the United Press,
coincides with the views arrived at
by our committee after three months
survey of economic, financial and
commercial conditions in Europe,"
Owens said.
West Bend, Wise., Nov. 18Wash-
ington county of Wisconsin issues
a challenge to the world
Pointing with pride to their five
active cow testing associations, the
farmers of this county hace chal
lenged any county in the United
States to match their record.
Any other competing county must
meet the following points:
(1)Five active cow testing as
(2)Two thousand cows tested
(3)Pure bred bulls head every
herd of the five cow testing associa
(4)Every herd in each of the
five cow testing associations under
federal supervision for tuberculosis.
(5)The Allenton-Kohseville cow
testing association finished last year
with an average production of 358
pounds of fat per cow, 29 pounds
higher than the next highest assoc
iation in the state.
(6)Two thousand cows in cow
testing associations averaging 311
pounds of butterfat and 8,884 pounds
of milk.
The American Legion Auxiliary of
the Ralph Gracie post of the Amer
ican Legion is packing a box of books
to be sent to Verteransville, a settle
ment of ex-service men, six miles
from McGrath. Those who wish to
contribute books to this worthy cause
are asked to take them to Mrs.
Clarence Jackson, at the clerk of
court's office in the court house.
Books will be welcomed from all
Veteransville is the realization of
one of the "dreams" of the first
department president of the auxil
iary, Dr. Helen Hughes Hielscher.
In this settlement are some married
men with their families, others single
and living in barracks. Each man
has bought from 40 to 80 acres of
land on easy payments, this money
coming from their trainers pay, and
are starting anew with hearts full
of hope and prospects of the bright
Schools have been established by
the U- S. Veterans bureau and the
men are given all nectary instruc
tion. The privilege of establisiiing
a library there has been extended
the Legion Auxiliary and the Bemid
ji unit is one of the first in the
state to start assembling books for
this purpose.
John B. Useless, Esq.
Assumes Leadership and Calls
For Definite Organization
of Progressive Groups
Wisconsin Senator Declares
No Third Party Could
Be Successful
(By United Press)
Washington, Nov. 18Senator
Fafollette of Wisconsin today as
sumed the leadership of the Progres
sives in Congress by issuing a call
for a definite oi-gamzation of the
pYogrosivo g/roups. LaFollette an
nounces that the Progressives would
aim to defeat the administration's
program which included the Ship
Subsidy bill, lailroad legislation and
the control of the national forestry
by the department of the Interior
In a formal statement, LaFollette
r.aid the "election ha 1 created a sit
uation,, which to my mind calls for
definite action on the part of the
Progressives in congress. The peo
ple have given me a mandate which
cannot be ignored. The time has
now come for an organization f a
well-defined group, cooperating in
support of accepted progressive plans
and principle's
"I have been impresed with the
fact that there is an insistent public
sentiment that will mal'e sincere ef
forts to mob the Progressive element
in congress. For my own part I am
ready to participate in such a move
I am convinced that if proper action
is taken without delay, a great op
portunity for public service will be
presented within the next few days
I expect to take it up with my col
leagues in both houses of congress
and trust some definite understand
ing may soon be reached."
LaFollette was asked whether in
his opinion a third party would In
put into the wheel. He declared that
no such party could be successful.
(By TTnlteil
New York, Nov- 18One billion
one hundred million Chiistmas seals
have been distributed by the National
Tuberculosis Association in anticipa
tion of the Fifteenth Annual Christ
mas Seal Sale, which begins Decem
ber 1. Of this number, the associa
tion is expecting to sell five hundred
million or the equivalent of $5,000,-
The Christmas seal design shows
a mother with a child in her arms
standing in front of a white Christ
mas seal on which is emblazoned ..he
double-barred cross, the international
emblem of the fight against tuber
culosis, in red. The design was pre
pared by T. M. Cleiand of New York
Christmas seals will be on sale in
every state in the union, in the Phil
ippine Islands, Porto Rico, the ('anal
Zone and Alaska.
Newspapers Contain Reasons
Why Pioneer Subscribers
Need Protection
Two killed and six injured by auto
accident, when car skids on pavement
r.nd hurls bicycle rider into space!
Auto and buggy crash and occu
pants of both rigs have miraculous
escape from death. The accident
L- witnesed by hundreds on Dupont
avenue and 32nd street!
Car turns turtle and pins driver
underneath. May recover but am
putation of right arm and leg neces
Auto jumps into jewelry store
window Wednesday night and three
young men badly injured!
Ira Gilikinson is dead from injur
ies received when train struck auto
on railway crossing, ten days ago!
Two fatally hurt in automobile
Life of little boy is crushed out
by heavy truck while playing along
These are just a few of the head
lines we read in our exchanges from
day to day and these are some of
the reasons why the Pioneer has
tnken on the distribution of the
North American Travel Accident In
surance policies for the benefit of
its subscribers.
Fiiday morning we wrote just 15
accident policies for 15 subscribers
to the Pioneer. Among this list
Were new subscribers, who saw fit
to pay one year in advance.
The policy sells for 75 cents
Anyone between the age of lfi and
70 can secure a policy Pay one
month, 50 cents three- months, $1 50
MX months, $.3 or one year $ and
the Pioneer will be delivered by car
rier any place in the city. By mail
the price is one month, 45 cents,
three months, $1 25 six months
$2.50 and one year $5.
The Wockl.v Tioneei is $1 for si^
months and $2 for one yea:. Every
,ubscnb'-r and member of he family
between 10 and 70 should cany one
of the valuable policies Sinn the
coupon today. The coupon will be
found on another page of this issue.
Chicago, Nov. 18Fire today
caused a loss of $350,000 in the hoe,
killing plant of Armour & Co, pack
ers. The blaze, after burning fur
iously for five hours, was brougb'
under control with the south end ot
the structure was saved.
The entire Chicago fire department
was called out to fight the fire
Hundreds of streams of water were
played on the flamci which shot
higher in the air wh fed by the
combustible fat of the 2,000 dressed
hogs- The building was five stories
high, a block long and a hundred
feet wide
Sheriff in Little Washington
Town Tells Details of
Terrible Tragedy
(By United Presn)
Aberdeen, Washington, Nov. IS
Two women wc re murdered, one be
ing tenibly mutilated by an insanely
jealous suitor, who then wounded a
sup )sed nval and committed sui
cide, according to an account of the
terrible tiagedy made public today
by SheiifF Gibson of Copalis Beach,
20 mile-, north of Aberdeen.
The sheriff told of piecing togeth
er the muredr stories after he
found one after another of the bodu
of the victims-
First, Gib'-on rami' aeioss- the body
of Mrs. Taney Bolton. The girl had
fought desperately for her life ac
cording to mute evidence She wa
shot in the back and mutilated
A few minutes later, in a near-by
cabin, Gibson found the body of
Mrs. II O'Brian, which had ap
parently had been dragged from bed
and .shot through the breast, showing
the mur trail from one of the
Jitjtle cabins in the group of Copalis
Beach to the next, in which the
sheriff came on the body of Hjalmer
Anderson, one fist clutching an
eld service revolver. With the other
hand the dead man still clung to a
bloody pocket-knife. Nearby, in
his own cabin, Gibson found John
Berg, suffering from a knife wound
which P-erg declared he sustained
in a fight with Anderson before th
latter committed su'eide.
The new Star car, the most recent
product of the Durant line, has ar
lived in Bemidji A touring wu lei
N now being exhibited by the Nortn
west'-rn Motors, Inc of which T-1
Ryttr is manager. This is I1
fn- S ci on di .nlay north oi
Minneapolis and i-, cau ,ing consi tcr
able interest.
Minnesota: Probably rain turn
ing into snow tonight and Sun
day. Not much change in tem
The Tiger of France Comes
to New York to Begin
Campaign in U. S.
Refuses to Disclose Nature
Of Mission Speaks Tuesday
in New York Theater
(By United Press)
(By A. L. Bradford)
New York, Nov. 18In fighting
trim, ready for a campaign in this
country, Georges Clemenceau. the
Tiger of France, landed on American
soil today with high honors accorded
him on every side.
Taken off the liner Paris earlj
this morning on the mayor's yac
Mt. Macon, Clemenceau stepped on
shore at 10 o'clock and was welcomed
to New York at the City hall Wlv
the Tiger v\as met down the bay this
morning, Robert Woods Bliss, Thud
Assistant Secretary of State, gret t
1 the old statesman in the name of
President Harding and declarer' that
the President would be gla te 1
iome him in Washington
you/' said Clemenceau,
"for the honor of the President's
welcome and the kind invitation. I
am glad to be in America again I
hope to see President Harding in
Washington and look forward to the
isit with great delight."
Replying to the welcome form the
American Legion extended on board
the ship, Clemenceau said that the
thoughts of the men u-presented by
the American Legion are the ones
that count.
Banteiing with newspapermen and
parrying their questions, the Tiger,
bundled up in a fur overcoat, re
fused to reveal anything further as
to the purpose of his mission to
"1 have a mission," he said as he
sat on the deck of the Macon, coming
up the bay this morning. But in
[!vm to the questions as to just
this minion wa.-, he declared: "I
will tell you all privately Tuesday
in the Metropolitan opera house."
This will be Clemenceau's first
speech here
"I cannot fe,el better," said the old
man, chuckling when he was asked
if his ocean trip had done him any
As the Macon neared the statue of
Liberty, Jules J. Jusserand, the
French ambassador in Washington,
who accompanied the welcoming
committees today, pointed out the
statue to the Tiger with a joking
remark that it might have been a
little blurred by prohibition.
The University of Minnesota this
ear has established an All-Univer
ity News Service, with the purpose
ol supplying thr newspapers- in Minn
esota and (Isiwheie, magazines and
periodicals of evi ry kind regarding
the University of Minnesota and its
varhd activities
In taking this step Minnesota has
only followed the lead of a score or
more of the important university
and college'-, including practically
all of tin univi l-ities in the western
ton fen rices.
Thomas K. Seward, who has had
\2 years of experience on nows-pap
ii. and in publicity work, mo-.t of
it in Minneapolis, lias been appointed
((Jitor of the news service.
To commemoiate the. remarKablc
'ife work ot Maria L. Sanford, one
of MinnuoU-, ^ic-atest women, loi
many year-- assistant professor of
rhetoric at the University of Minn
esota, members of the General Alum
ni association have had prepared a
life stoiy of Mis, Sanford, wWh
will be ready for distribution within
a few weeks
The book one that Miss Sanford
-tartrd as an autobiography, but
which was never completed, although
'he was at wok on it at the time
of hei d. iith. A- it coming from
the pri''.- but. one chapter, the
hrst, 1^ entirely her own work. The
maind'T r7 been written by Miss
Helen Whitney, also formerly an as
setant professor of rhetoric at the
univer ity
WVtney was delegated to
complete the biography about a year
ago, a task which -he completed re
Graduates of the University of
Minnesota in all parts of the state
hav 1 cen asked by E. B. Pierce,
..kM.in. secretary, to watch for the
I appearance of the book-

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