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TU. PiMi it the oly daily
within 100 miles of Bemftdji and
u*M* th* largest circulaiiaa, la
^^pj^erii Minnesota.., j.
I.M.I I nil f'"i
Mellon Strongly Urge's
Twelve new students have enroll
ed at the. Bemidji State Teachers
college viitH the owning of the reg
ular winter term Tuesday forenoon.
This number brings the total for the
present year, since the opening of
the regular fall term on September
5., up to 216. Regular class work
for the winter, term was begun Tues
day forenoon and js now beign car
ierd on in regular order., The pres
ent term" continues until Friday,
March 2, allovring for a Christmas va
cation from Dec 22 to January 2.
At the spring term, .which is to be
opened Tuesday March 6, another
increase in enrollment is expected.
At that time several more senior^
will have completed their two year
course and will receive their diplomas
at the close of the winter term. Al
together this year the college is to
graduate about 50 students this
number being more than the insti
tution has graduated previously in the
three years of its existence.
At the first regular semi-monthly
meeting of December', the Moose
ledge Tuesday evening heard a re
port of progress by E. E. Benson,
chairman of the general committer
in charge of the auut al New Year'
Eve celebration. His committee at
itc two meetings already has outlined
a fine program for the evining, and
his orchestra, in sections or in whole
is rehearsing three times each week
for its part of the program.
The lodge voted to ask Dr. G. H.
Zentz and E. W. Hannah to make
-brief talks on Mooseheart for the
benefit of the New Year's Eve crowd.
They also decided to invite 100 good
men of the city to attend the annual
celebration and oyster supper, and
the chair, which was filled by Past
Dictator R. E. Miller in the absence
from the city of Dictator H. Z. Mitch
ell, appointed the following commit
tee to issue the 100 invitations: Dr-
H. A. Northrop, L.. Caskey, J. E.
Maloy, Harry Blackburn and Martin
Dunn. Two applications for mem
bership were received, also a benefit
claim by one of the members. For
the attendance prize, the name of
Barney Popp wag drawn. Following
the business, meeting all sat down at
tables spread in the club rooms and
enjoyed a delicious feed-
of Fifty Per Cent in
Surtax Levies
Washington, Dec. .6Secretary of
the Treasury Mellon today informed
Congress-. that no additional federal
taxes will be necessary during the
coming year, if a policy of rigid e
conbmy is enforced.
In liis annual report on the finan
cial operations of the government
during th& last fiscal year, the secre
tary strongly urged one reduction
in taxesa 50 per cent cut in the
present surtax levies on big incomes
of $200,000 a year and over. Mellon
suggested that the i^pcimum be fixed
at 2b, per cent, and the other rates
on incomes below $200,000 reduced
accordingly. Taking direct issue
with the. farm bloc which was largely
responsible for :Jhe present rates,
Mellon asserted that the high levies
are restricting business expansion
and that just as much revenue could
be obtained by cutting them in half.
Other outstanding points of the
secretary^ report were:
1. The country already is suffer
ing from a.scarcity of labor, due to
immigration restriction and the gen
eral resumption of industrial activity,
with the consequence of higher wages
than last year and greater manu
facturing costs.
2. The railroads are suffering
from undermaintenance and inade
quate equipment, and are unable to
meet the demands of business.
3'. Farm products are selling too.
JOT*- at the farmland too high at the
distributing centers.
^v4tu Tfeta,iCountry_has increased its
"gtihf "supply' more than $1,000,000,
000 during the last two years and
(Continued on Page 8.)
Possible Clues Furnished by
Her Husband Authorities
Adm it Being Stumped
(By United Press)
Los Angeles, Dec. 6Search for
Clara Phillips, hammer murderess at
large after a sensational jail deliv
ery early Tuesday, spread as the
sheriff's posse today follow clues
furnished by Armour PJhillips," the es
caped woman's husband.
Grilled nearly all night behind
barred doors, Phillips gave names of
persons he believes may have aided
his wife in breaking from the county
jail- As fOr himself, he established
a complete alibi.
Somewhere, the woman, found
guilty and sentenced frpm ten years
to life for beating to death Mrs. Al
berta Meadows, is believed to be
planning a revenge on Peggy Casse,
whose testimony led to her convic
Automobile tire marks outside of
the jail and again near, the home of
Mrs. Casse, from which the state's
witness was absent, led the sheriff
to believe that Mrs. Phillips had toeen
driven to Peggy's home in search of
vengeance- Others believe.. that
Peggy, remorseful, aided in thejfeliv
ery. Authorities admit themselves
stumped. Chief criminal deputy
sheriff, Al Manning, declared, "We
have run into a blank wall on every
clue so far."
It is believed that the "hammer
murderess" fled to the desert A
garage man gave a tip of a man and
a -womaiv the latter with, her--face-
buried in- a newspaper, who drove
up to his place and asked: for desert,
tires. A little nOgress devoted to
Clara Phillips was mentioned by the
latter's musband as a possible sus
pect. He declared he was glad his
wife was free.
(Br VnliiM Fraea) ".at
Los Angeles, Dec. 6Peggy Casse,
chief witness against Clara Phillips
in her trial for the murder of Mrs.
Alberta Meadows, was found at Long
Beach today by a deputy sheriff.
Mrs. Casse disappeared at the time
Mrs- Phillips escaped from jail. "I
believe I saw Mrs. Phillips on the
streets of Long Beach yesterday at
noon," site laid. "She was in a high
state of nervous excitement."
British Union Jack I* Hauled
Down as Irish Free State
Comes Into Being
Dublin, Dec. 6The Irisll tricolor
was raised today Over the Vice Regal
lodge. The British Union Jack was
hauled down as the Free State canje
into being. After a similar announce
ment of the formal constitution of
the Irish Free State in Dublin and
London, Timothy Healy, the new
governor general Was sworn in and
the first meting of the Irish parlia
ment summoned-
The last^few strenuous weeks have
affected the health of President Cos
grave who will leave for the south
of France, to recuperate sdon after
the assembly's first meeting. Doc
tors have.ordered his to remain away
at least two months. He will not
resign as president of the Free State,
it i reported.
Republicans are reported planning
a coup d'etat Under the leadership of
Liam Lynch, who has arrived in Dub
lin to take charge of the republican
campaign. The Free State, governor
seeks to discourage Americ*a from'
subscriptions funds for republican
leaders oh the ground that further
rebel activity Will only result in the
destruction of property and the am
bushing of troops. Timothy Healy
upon his arrival in Ireland asked
America to with-hold her moral as
well as her financial support from the
republic. He said the republicans
had no panacea for Ireland.
A- ^pv *J *f
^Jtt^Sw" a Baptist
W^tfc: the avowed intention of be
coming an.:.Ameriean citizen and
joining fee 'Baptist church, Serge
Trufanoff, the Russian monk, known
as* Iliodor, reached New York from
his native land. Iliodor- was an in
mate of Rasputin and a friend) of
the czar and royal family., He gave
the czar and royal family their last
meal before their assassination.
New Branch to Sav Farmers
$200,000 a Year, Declares
General Manager
(Farm Bureau News Service)
Organization of a supply depart
ment, which will save farmers of the
state $200,000 a year, was an
nounced this week by A. J- McGuire,
general manager of -the Minnesota
Co-operative Creameries Association.
The jobbing house has the possibili
ties of doing more thaij $1,000,000
worth of business yearly, Mr. Mc
Guire says, because creameries in the
association annually spend that a
mount for machinery supplies.
The" department, which has been
under construction for several weeks,
is the most important, prjoject under
taken by the association in recent
".V-j.-W-'-Mi Rasmusson.of Albert Lea
anexperienced creamery supply man,
has been placed in charge- Offices
(Continued on Page 2)
J. F. Reed, president! and F. L
French, secretary, respectively, of
the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federa
tion, are in Chicago this week as
official delegates from Minnesota to
the annual convention of the Ameri
can Farm Bureau Federation. Sever
al other Minnesotans also are there,
having remained over for the conven
tion after attending the'- Internation-
al Livestock Show last week.
Mr. Reed returned from Washing
ton last week where, as a member of
a delegation of farm leaders from
the wheat growing states, se urged
the necessity of a liberal federal ap
propriation in order to continue the
present effective campaign against
black stem rust.
Ameficai Must Return
to European Affairs to
Save Wor ld Situation
French War Premier, to Meet
With Woodrow Wilson Late
This Afternoon
Washington, Dec. 6 Georges
Clemenceau, the thundering old
French war premier, decided to leave
his case for France entirely with the
American people. The Tiger has
laid sqsarely before President Hard
ing his* belief that America must re
turn to* European affairs and the as
sistance of "France to save the world
situaiioh, but he does not consider
that it fy asking any favors from the
United States government.
He Voii^pl for France next week,
relying on .the American people to
execute whatever conclusions they
may have drawn from his speeches
throughout the country.
"As to what they might do, I have
nothing to say," the fiery- old French
man declared, pointing out how _he
came, here to stir up publk opinion
on questions of vital concern to Eu
rope and also to. America. He said:
"If you do.as I say, good. If you
don't do as I say, good- There wiil
be no bad words between us."
As the time draws near for the
dramatic meeting of Woodrow Wilson
and the Tiger late this afternoon, it
is apparent that while these two
leaders in the World -War both
want) America to return to Eur
ope, they have widely divergent
views as to how the United States
can ibest aid the old world.
The views of each are still the
same'as at the Versailles peace table.
Clemenceau's greatest desire is to get
the United States to jdin with Great
Britain Jd a. guarantee that they will
come to the aidt of France in case of
unprovoked aggression.
The two war figures, however, will
meet in a spirit of entire friendliness
with all thought of their past clashes
at the Paris peace conference behind
them, according to those close to both
The aged Frenchman left the White
Home early today for Arlington Na
tional Cemetery to pay homage to the
grave of the unknown American sol
dier. After Arlington, the Tiger was
(Continued on Page 2)
Election of officers and other im
portant annual business will consti
tute the bulk of the meeting of the
A- F. & A. M. to be held this even
ing at 8 o'clock in the Masonic hall.
It is especially desired that there be
a large attendance, since matters
coming before the lodge are asked
to have the attention of the majority
of its members.
Annual, Convention of State
Federation to be Held in
St. Paul January 2-4
Every farm woman in Minnesota
is urged to attend the annual con
vention of the Minnesota Farm Bur
eau Federation, which will be held
in St. Paul, January 2, 3 and 4.
"Problems of the farm home," says
J- F- Reed, president, "are going to
the minds of the
Farm Bureau members all over
Minnesota are voting on questions
concerning state and national legis
lation of importance to agriculture
The questions were submitted early
in the month by the state federation
in an effort to determine what its
members desire from the law-making
bodies- The referendum will be com
pleted by January 1-
Unusal interest is manifest in the
Questionnaire, according ,to F. L.
French, secretary, who last week
received score? of calls for blanks
in addition to the regular supply sent
to counties late in November.
Fasting at Prison Gate
When Mary MacSwInw, sUtteriof, Terence, former Lord Mayor of
Cork* went os a hunger strike in-Mountjoy Prison, her sister Annie went
on a sympathetic strike outside the prison gate. Here is Annie Mac-
s^rthey with one of the women who attended her during the last days of
her strike. Note the religious shrine on the prison gate. It was toward
this that the watchers prayed.
up^.u.vo w. ,the First Church of Christ, Scientist,
delegates and we want every house- 1 in Boston, gave a very interesting
wife, who possibly can,, to attend." and instructive lecture at the Rex
A special rate of-fare and a third" {tlieatre Tuesday evening under the
at University Farm, in co-operation auspices of the Bemidji Christian
on all roads.
The opening program will be bold
with those in charge of Farmers' and
(Continued on Page 2)
Well-Filled Theater Enjoys
Talk on Christian Science
by Boston Lecturer
Prof. Hermann S. Hering of Bos
ton, Mass., a member of. the, board
of lectureship oi the Mother church,
Science society. The theatre was
filled and the audience attentive
throughout, showing that his address
was both interesting and instructive.
He used for his topic: "Christian
Science, the Science of Right Liv-
Prof- Herring has a very pleasing
delivery and is a very able speaker.
Those who heard him are glad of the
opportunity to hear such a capable
admission was charged
and no collection taken, the local
society covering the expense of the
lecture. Miss Clara Schuster" of this
city introduced the speaker.
Following is a report of Prof. Her
ing's lecture, which has been copy
righted by the Christian Science Pub
lishing society, general permission to
(Contnued on Page 4)
Noted Humorist Will Appear
Here Under Auspices of
Woman's Study Club
Ralph Bingham, one of America's
greatest funmakers, will appear in
Bemidji, Monday evening, Dec. 11,
at the Methodist cuhrch under the
auspices of the-AVoman's Study club.
Mr. Bingham might be called a
"whole show" in himself. Besides
being one of America's foremost
humorists, he is a pianist and violin
ist of no mean ability.
He has filled more return dates in
more towns than any other humor
ist and it is expected that his ap
pearance here will be highly welcom
The proceeds of this entertain
ment go to the HtuJent loan fund of
the Study club. All those who at
tend are promised an' evening of
genuine pleasure and it is hoped that
a large audience will greet Mr. Bing
ham on his first appearance here
Besides assisting the club in a
very worthy cause, those who attend
arc assured more than their money's
worth in wholesome entertainment.
Graveling of Six Miles South
of Bemidji Included
Tentative Awards
Bridge Across Mississippi
Between Cass Lake and
Bemidji Included
Grueling of nine mile* of the
highway north of Park Rapidi, 6
mile* or highway 'southeast of
Bemidji and the construction of
a bridge over the Mistutippi
river between Bemidii and Cat*
Lake ere three of the project*
included in the list of tentative
projects of the Minnesota State
Highway Commission,
Concrete awards for 150 miles of
new graveling and other winter work
at low prices and a call for bids Dec
28 on nine new bridges for Minnesota
trunk highways toward taking furth
er advantage of favorable conditions
and speeding needed road improve
ments, were recently announced by
Chsrles M- Babcock, state highway
Winter work was let at low fig- 5ft
ures as a year ago, bids being near
ly 20 per cent under the engineer's
estimates, according to John H. Mtil
len, asistant commissioner and chief
highway engineer. Highway officials
agreed that the low figures furnish
ed a strong argument for issuing
trunk bonds now to get needed im
provemojlt at bargain rates. Many
bids-&*&iu..lQ,cal contractors in many
parts of^the state have helped to
make thtriavings', and there was rec
ord breaking competition, 60 bids -be-
ing received on one undertaking
Bids ott wiflte'r work were opened
publicly as usual at the leased offices
(Continued on page 2)
Skirmish Between Harding
and Progressives Begins
Over Pierce Butler
Washington, Dec 6The long
threatened senatorial figh|t on the
Ship Subsidy opened today with both
sides jockeying for position as the*
commerce committee went into ses
sion on the house merchant marine
act. Neither side had formulated its
Expressions were tentative and
each was apparently waiting for the
other side before determining the
final course of action.
(By Unite* Press)
Washington, Dec GA second
skirmish between President Harditig
and the nerw organization of Pro
(reysives of the senate began in
earnest today when the Judiciary
committee referred the nomination
of Pierce Butler, St. Paul Democrat,
to a special sub-committee for further
Hearings will probably be held oh
the nomination within the next few
days, and it is understood Henrik
Shipstead, new progressive senator
elect from Minnesota, who is taking
a leading part in the fight against
Pierce Butler, will testify.
YOUTH OPE NS swrr di
(By United Press)
Anoka, Dec 6An eleven-year
old boy who wanted to.see a real
railroad wreck turned the Great
Northern switch at Andover, Novem
ber 2Gth, which resulted in two
i deaths..
This entertainment is a separate Letter Forsgron, son of Victor
number being given under the aus- Forsgren, section foreman at Andover
pices of the Woman's Study club confessed "to the county attorney
and has no connection with the en- that h'e turned the switch which
tertainment course being given un- ditched the passenger train killing
der the auspices of the State Teach- the engineer and fireman and injuf-
ers college. This explanation is iv- ing several. He was worried sick-
en that holders of the tickets for the
college course will not be undev the
impression that these tickets we
f-r/cd fcr the entertainment coming
Monday evening.
Afterwards, the boy remained Out
of school with a raging fever and
finaUy told his father who advised
county officials. The boy will go be
lore !he j-Vjnilc ccurl here Friday*

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