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The Fioneet Is the Ml? dsiijr Within W gUe o* Bwrtdil sad nas the largest circulation la ''"Northern Mittneso*** r/A*:*""^ Washington Congress Working Out Plan to Keep All Voters Informed T?*."' Members of Prbjfressive Bloc Attending Session will keep congress^ touch with the country and try to stimulate and ral ly public opinion along progressive lines- An all-day's session was plan ned at 10 a. m- ending tonight in a dinner at whfch Samuel tjntermeyer, (Continued on Page 2) XJ^T^^^g^j V,ftt!, Lafollette Presides "'(By IjiUtea Press) Washington, Dee. 2^The1Progres- tive movement must work slowly and carefully if it. Is tasoeceeaV Senator Lafollette, Wisconsin, warned today in. opening the conference ef pro gressives froijaiall part? of the coiijn-' try. Each/step takeri'inust be based on thorough'investigation and re ff 4^..^search so thai: the. progressive move 'iment receives no ^set-back, Lafollette declared. l- ..-'W The Progressives gathered under the auspices of the peoples' Legis lative Serviceman organization creat ed by a handful of men in congress v.two years ago. Today's session was a sequel to andin effect part of the meeting of congressional progres sives at the capitol yesterday, when a definite progresive Woe was form ed. -.i::.. While the bloc works in congress, the progressives who met here today /"will work in the various states. The blocwill seek passage of progressive legislation. The other progressives 1 Sir-s-'rfr'.J^Wf 'lcBy:^Mt*d--^eSi) fl^^v',':* (ByV ttenry Wood) Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec. .2of The Lausanne conference, dead-lock ed on the qaestion of. the straits, the Mosul Oil concessions and European frontiers, today, considered a six weeks recess, beginning December. 15th. :'/&tr^&< The adjournment would permit Ismet Pasha, Turkish leader, to con sult with the Angora government on these controversies and continued disputes, while the coirferjence under the plan would-be resumed at/the close of the Brussels meeting. W. H. LILYE OPENS SOFT DRINK PARLOR TONIGHT W. H. Lilye, formerly proprietor of the soft drink establishment le cated in the Gilbbons block on Bel trami avenue, is to open a soft drink parlor in the' MarTchaffi Tiotel build ing this evening, in that section of the building formerly occupied by the Markham Coffee Shop" and more lately by the Hues'gen Jewelry storfe. Mr. Lilye wks employed in. this same location under P. S. Lycan for 12 years. He will handle, soft "drinks of all kinds, cigars, cigarettes, ice cream, candies, nuts and all other such ar ticles as are common to, a soft drink parlor. The location has been re decorated and presents a first-lass appearance- y: LOCAL BOOK STORE ADDS HANDICRAFT DEPARTMENT ,/j "3 The ladies of Bemfdji,= I well as some of the school misses will. be pleased to learn of a new and most interesting department in handicraft instruction to be inaugurated by the Bemiciji Book & Stationery^ company next Monday/^^.^^t^i-viLs-..": A. G. Jackson,^^. prp9rietor''of the in many communities,$&-Mihnesota store, advises'^at' the instruction demonstration will begin Monday with Mrs- Lets^feallj 'bureau worker of the Dennlsbri ^nufacturing com pany, in charge.^*'.... Mrs. Letschfell wilPi teach this handicraft art work to a corps., of ladies during the next. teift days and oua relief. has been greatly intehsi afteT her demonstration -the instruc tion work will be continued indefi nitely by local instructors who will be connected with the Bemidji Book & Stationery company^ The instruction work will be ab solutely free to all and will consist of making paper rope basketry, liow prs of every iescriDtaoh, candle and lamp shades, hats, bead work,.pend ants, box and package decorating, etc. Instruction classes and hours will be announced later and from time to time. ^y-R ni-"u- i -:-V PROGRESSIVE LEADERS HOLD MEETING TODAY TFOlJk HUtiDftED FAMILIES MADE HOMELESS BY FIRE vV::' (|ty/United 'Press): Newborn, N.^.^Jttec-2rFour hundred families were- homeless today as authorities started an investigation of the'. fire which .yesterday caused damaged esti mated at more than a million dollars. The fire started in the lumber mill of the. John. L. Rop er. Lumber ompany/and .spread rapidly, fanned by high winds. Practically th. entire Negro sec tion of (he city was wiped put. More than a hundred white fam ilies were jnade homeless by the conflagration.. ~\A\:n:'i.,:-*~ .Grain Doomed Unless Car Relief Comes Soon CBy United Press) St. Paul, i&sfc. -2#*estrucfcion of more than 2,000,000 bushels of grain in Minnesota And the Dakota* is in evitable_unless immediate: relief from car shortage is forthcoming, state officials were advised today Railroad commissioners:and grain elevator operators of tb^ three states .conferred with O. P. B. Jacobson, gtate Railroad and WarehouseVcorn- missioner on the problem Not only farmers ibut scores df country banks and merchants face financial rum unless cars are avail-, afble to move tie crop in 30 days, it was ypfad- M?re WMfa bushels 'ofs^ain are?/lying on the ground along Jte.Sioo line'hi North, Dakota, Frank Milho41and Notftef Da]t railroad commissitfnejrj as serted More than 2*000^090 buib^ els of^ grain in the tlfree states mil rot unless. cars are provided. v-Tfl|B report of Milholland was a sumitiiry the opinions of grain .elevatoi'bp erators throughout this section* Twenty five thousand cart are needed within 30 days, according to Commissioner Jacobson. Not only are the,.farmers threatened, with huge losses on grain crops, but potato growers are. desperately ih need of cars to move the spud crop, he said. Preus Requests ObserVanc* of Tomorrow as Near East Relief Sunday y' ^%'.'J' Observance of tbmdfrrdwaj* "Near East .Relief Sunday" has befeii re quested by Governor J. A. 0. Pr6us who followed the example of Presi dent Warren G HardingVoli Thanks- Ngiving.d,ay-in issuing a jproclamation dedicating the day to the cans of the Near:East relief appeal. State wide.: -recognition of the day by special mass meetings and collection of funds is urged by Governor Preus who defines the plight, of the Ghrist ian refugees in the Neaf East as "al- most unparalleled in history (Jailing for our best efforts towards furnish ing needecT relief." "I hereby urge and request the mayors of all our cities to,appoint committees to make an appeal for funds for this emergency ftnd'sug gest that their efforts culminate'in a mass meting oh Sunday, December 3," said Governor Preus. Campaigns for. funds in the Near East relief cause will be in progress tomorrow, according fco Dr. George E- White, state director of .the Nehr East Relief organizati^h. Not* that more than 1,250,000 refugeea from Smyrna, Thrace, and Anatolia are looking helplessly "to America far food, need for immediate and gener- fied, Dr. White said. JUNIOR ORDER OF MOOSE DANCE ENJOYABLE AFFAIR Tjte annual dance given by the Junior Order of Moose in the new Moose hatf Friday evening proved to.be a very enjoyable affair and was quite largely attended. Music was furnished by a four-piece or chestra consisting of Mrs. Arch. WJ1- liamB, piano, Joe Forireste$| violin, Waller Smith, cornet and banjo and ^Pergy Riggs, drums. L. %mm TEACH S TO a Morality (By Xfniteh irsss I Chicago.J*flC, .2:r^.x ..instruc- tion for parents, not children, is the solution ot.t^e^modern morals prob- lem.", ^^|il%%l^v^. The CWcagq schqod board with this idea in mind, will hold night schools in jaarality a4 sex hygeine for the: meters aXfd fathers of school children. i:. Several trostees- o* tlie bqfrU ef education will condudt the night Classes and carry.to the-parents the problems ofvisfex hygiene, which they in turn are -expescted to eonvey %o their, chiidren through individual hi istruction in the-Tboine. Sex matters cannot be taught pro perly tc schqqL children except by their parents^Dr. ^oleslaus Klarktfwr ski, trustee the school board and father ql/the plan^ declared. "Sex instruction shoud begin at home and not at school," said Klark owski. r--~*lK~*--*" Over Two Million Bushels of ANOTHER CHEST CLINIC .,:y|PLL:"KE.^HELD TUESDAY A chest elinic will be conducted in Bemidji, Tuesday, December 5, in the offices of. Drs. Garlock & Garlock iin\ charge of^ttavR. L^ Laney of Eake Jtiiia, Miss Beth MacGregor, Red Cross. Community nurse assisting. jAs this is the last clinic of this nat ure to be held here for several months it "is especially urged that '^nyonev showing, the least tendency toward liang jtrouble make ani ap pointment, at 6nce that these cases may be taken care of first. At the la|t clinic over forty were disappointed, in not being examined ^ecaqse^q^jaek of time, .and the hecessityqf making appointments is TO OPEN TRUST COMPANY IN NEW YORK ?'\A9f} Ui'Mil Prsss) New York, Dec. 2The chairman of the banking committee of the New York Federation of Labor has an nounced the establishment of a co operative bank in New York to be controlled bydabqr. The bank will be known as the Federation Trust Company, with re sources Of $2,000,000, to.be divided as.fl,p00r000 capital and $1,000,000 surplusi-^' Shares will be sold for $200, ,of rwbich $100 will be applied to capital and $100 to surplus. The organizers plan to place the stock in the hands of the largest ntthilber of people, so that it may be obtained on an easy payment plan Dividends to stockholders will be limited to 10 per cent, and the re mainder of the profits wil go to the deposTtc-W." The motto of the bank will be "service," and all the institu tion's power will be directed toward heping organized workers. BEMIDJI, MINN., SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. 2, 1922 Would Enable fCo-Operative Organizations" to be. Legally n-y:*i OF HI S ANNUAL PAR' REPORT PtfBUC*TODAY Says Time Has Come When Etonomic 0llectiv Action is Needeo* i. By William J* vLosT (UnltsA PrM 8ta earr**p4aa*nt) Washington, Pec.- ^^Pberali- ziation of the Sheirtnah artti-liust law an ivi. 'trade acts" \o enable co-pperativef Tfte night classes will be conduet^dr brganizaions, as distinguishtd from f^fty different community centers.' Members of the board who will"dfc feet the se^, lectures: include Dr. ~i (Continued on page 2) supplementary "Restraint of capital consolidations, to 4 legally formed, is advocated by Seretary of Qommerce Hoover,% his annual re port, parts of which were^nYade pub lic today. Hoover's plan fqi[legally/JBani'ctiqn- ihg such co-operative ventures, to gether with his argunients in its fav or as set forth in hisIreporl follows: "It has often been argued that the original intent of the. restraint qf trade *cts was fiot to inhibit any sort (Continued on Page 2) CROOKS ARE TOO FAST FOR Chicago Police Cief Urg es Purchase of Autos to Aid District Patrolmen tJall Chicago^ Dec :2r-^PBe district pa trolman, covering his beat afoot, no longer has a. chance to co|fe with the modern motorized crook, declared Chief Charles Fitzmorris of the Chi cago Police Department. i "The crooks can watch a police man on his beat and after he has pas sed a certain point commit a half dozen^ drinies and make their get away, for they know it will be an Ijiour before he is Tiack again," Fitz m6rris said., He has recommended the purchase thiry land later of sixty more autqs, sb that the department will have ani even break with the crooks /Xke new "flivver squadron," will patrol certain districts.^ Each tfar manned by three policemen in uni form, will coyer a regular beat, more often and more speedily than the foot patrolmen. In asking an appropriation for the purchase of the new cars, Chief Fitz morris.'pointed out that auto patrols and motorcycle. officers have cut iutq (thefts in half and have almost eliminated payroll robberies. In addition for working for the improvement of the motor facilities (Continued on page 2).- and Troops Protect Tiger of France CLEMENCEAU IS JAMES McKAY MEETS DEATH IN BENA FIRE James^ McKay, about 58 years of age well-known lumber-jack and known throughout Itasca county as "Porcupine Jim", lost his life in the fire that destroyed the Cyrl hotel at Bena Thursday night, according to details of the fire received here to day. Lloyd Kegley, another roomer at the hotel, who was seriously burn ed about the hands, head and arms, was taken to Grand Rapids Friday 'morning and is reported in a serious condition there. However, it is ex pected that he will recover. The fire, which started shortly after 9 o'clock Thursday night is be lieved to have had its origin from a carelessly thrown cigaret butt. All of the persons in the building escaped with their lives with the exception of Mr- McKay. The building was owned by the Minneapolis Brewing Co., as near as can be ascertained, and occupied by L. Carpenter, who operated a. pool room on the first floor and a room ing house up-stairs.. A small .build ing, adjoining, belonging to James Costello, was also consumed by the flames. NORTHWEST REPRESENTED ATCHICAGO STOCK SHOW 4 (By Ignited Press) St. Paul, Dec 2.The northwest, greatest source of the nation's dairy and meat supplies, was to be repre sented today at the International Livestock Exposition, Chicago, on a greater scale than ever before. Scores of dairy and beef cham pions, as well as hogs and sheep, were entered in the national exposition at the windy city from farms in the northwest. The University of Minnesota Col lege of Agriculture has entered ani mals and /will send a livestock judg ing team to the exposition. The fact that the National Dairy Exposition has been held in St- Paul the last two years, has stimulated in terest in the dairy industry in the northwest, according to University Farm heads. We ^Mentally Intoxicated" "Mental intoxication'' pl#tK^ reason: -given by Professor J. P. Tiernan of South Bend, Ind., for his marriage to Mrs- Blanche Brimmer, his bride of a day. Here the professor and his bride are shown on their 24-hour honeymoon". The professor has how returned to wife No. 1 who figured so prominently in the paternity sqit against Harry Poulin a few months ago- ..t-':--lt IMPROVEMENT NOT GENERAL SAYS BABSON Statistician Says Only Half Of Business World Ha Been Affected Ye DECLARES THAT BEST HAS NOT YET ARRIVED General Business Stands at About 3 Below Normal Same as Last Week Wellesley Hills, Dec. 2.Roger W. Babsbn today called attention to a very important fact in discussing the general industrial revival. "Depressions hit the country very much like storms," says Mr. Babson. "and just as they affect different localities of the country in regular sequence they also affect the dif ferent 'divisions of our business world in different degrees and at different times. "The fact that a depression gener ally- starts in the Northeast works South and West, finishing its course in California, is clearly evident from a statistical study of the situation. If we look at the business world we find it dividing itself into four big divisions and we find that the busi ness depression traces its regular (Continued on Page 2) SHIPSUBSIDY S FATE DOUBTFUL Five Doubtful Votes to Sway Bill to Passage or Defeat, Poll of Senate Shows i By United Press) Washington, Dec. 2 (Paul R. Mal lon, copyrighted 1922 by the United Press)The fate of the Ship Sub sidy bill in the senate hangs in the balance with five votes likely to prove the determining factor, doubt ful. Administration republicans sent to the senate from the farming dis tricts of the middle west can sway the bill to passage or defeat as soon as they make up their minds how they are going to vote. This was revealed in a poll of the upper house of congress conducted by the United Press today, in which the entire democratic side of the chamber with the exception of Sen ators-Ramsdell and Eroussard of Louisiana against the measure This means: 34 sure votes. It will requjre 49 votes to defeat the sub sidy. If all the senators vote, the re maining 15 ivotes against the bill must come from the republicans, if it is beaten. The progressive re publicans who are lined up against the measure include Senators Borah, Brookhart, Capper, Gooding, Ladd, Lafoilette, Lenroot, McNary, Nor beck and Norris- This brings the total of practically sure votes against the measure to 44. Five more votes are required. These five votes must come from the remaining progressive senators, France of Maryland, and Cqu7xn3 of Michigan, and from the republi cans, of the middle west farming district*', tV.ore who have not yet made up their ininds. mm MIMJIS07'MM MgramcAL Minnesota? Fair Snjifh^excepf'fl^BiW flurries near .Lake _.SOjperior, Warmer in east and &0t& PRICE 3c Threatening Letters Persuade St. Louis Committee to Guard Hun Closely PATROLS DURING NIGHT GUARD SLEEPING TIGER Those Close to Clemenceau Anticipate Little Fire In Today's Speech St- Louis, Mo., Dec. 2. (By Frank Getty)Elaborate precau tions to protect former Premier Georges Clemenceau of France were taken throughout St. Louis today as the city hailed the Tiger. -More than 1,000 police ana* troops patrol ed the streets along the parade which escorted the French statesman from the Pulitzer home at Clayton to the Odeon where he delivered his fourth formal American address. Uproarious welcome', restrained throughout the first day of Clemen ceau's visit because he requested it, was turned loose with all the city's tradition behind it despite threats against the Tiger. More threatening letters giving the impression they came from the or ganization responsible for the at tack on the late Theodore Roosevelt, pursuaded the committee of welcome to the most drastic steps of precau tion. All-night patrols of police armed with sawed-off shot guns passed on the lawn beneath the Tiger's window. Early today, preparations for the long parade which escorted Clemen-,' ceau to the Odeon got under way. (Continued on Page 2) v.-'tfH' SEARCHING PEARL LAKE FORTWOST. CLOUD BOYS (By United Press} St. Cloud, Dec. *2Thomas and Raymond Neubeck, 13 and 10 years old respectively, so/s of Thomas Neubeck, disappeared Thanksgiving day from their home. A hundred searchers today are going over every inch of Pearl Lake believeing that the boys slipped into the water.and drowned. The lake has since frozen over and it is thought that the boys slipped into the water and their bod ies might be seen through the clear ice. The two children left home on Thanksgiving afternoon for a fish ihouse on Pearl Lake to go hunting. One of them carried a small revolv er- Neighbors saw the boys going to the lake and later looked out but saw no trace of them. ELKS MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW i The annual memorial service of the B. P. O. E. for deceased mem bers will be observed by the Bemidji lodge Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Elko theatre. An exception ally fine program has been arranged and the public jn general has been invited- Rev. L. P. Warford of the Pres byterian church will give the mem orial address. In adition there will be a number of solos and orchestra music PLANNING A NEW AND GREATER CONEY ISLAND (By United Press) New York, Dec- 2Coney Island aims to surpass Atlantic City as a great all-year-round resort. The great boardwalk which has been under construction for over a year will be completed early in 1923. The concrete work has been practi cally completed.'. With the opening of tlie boardwalk through the entire length,, millions will probably be expended for new buildings and the resort will be vast ly altered- lf Coney suffered under prohibition probably more severly than almost any other* resort along the coast. This was CIUL' to the fact that a large part of its patronage was-drawn from the element t'.iat demanded beer znd wine for it? merrymaking. Knowing that, enforcement officials paid spe cial attention to the resort and even hippockets lacked protection. The aim cf the organizations now taking un the banner of a greater Coney Island plan developments which will attract a higher class of patrons r.nd say they are willing to spcr.d the money to build a more substantial and enduring resort. '4 i^uh'^iy-K :,/','frliti^i^i^^i:.