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the Plonssi is tbs oaly dally
within 100 mil" of Beialdji and
Has the large** circulation la
Northern Mlfttoeiota,
Warns That ion
Afford to Neglect Army
Air Service Plans
(By United Press)
Washington, Dec', 8.^The Ameri
can people strongly, favor a sound
program of national defense, Johtf J.
Pershing, general of
ST. ..SK:
Commanding General Declares
However, Citi5?ipy Soldiery
Rea U. iliiffi,^
.30*8 SRf'
the armies, de
clared today in his. |lrst annual re
port p.s chief of staffjrf the army.
"This conclusi6in,"vPershing's
port stated, "is justified by the fact
that Congress has^finally worked out
a policy, enkbodied in the National
Defense'^ct of 1020. Further evi
dence is found in the interest spring
ing up all over the country in "the de
velopment of this plan
"From all walks of We men are
proffering their services. We have
had to reftise\ many of our citizens
the training they desired in prepara
tion for such service to their country
as available funds would not permit
accommodating all. The general re
sponse is very encouraging and. I am
indeed proud to be.a party to such an
Pershing hurled-vigorous criticism
at the reduction ol'the Army to. 126,-
000 enlisted men and 12,000 officers
and pointing out that #e formulation
of the national defense act involved a
strength for the Regular Army of
280,0dfr men and 1^,726 officers, he
"I repeat that this last force of
125,000 m,fcn and i2#0O officers is
not enough It is niy conviction that
our regtdarJore^'ia*wito* much fox.
safety/a^lhafl'ltrSnlppf at least
150,000 enti|temitf antl 13,000 of
ficers shouidLMJjk&mhently fixed
ias the mininram.K
"Afterthe gai?war and liie at
tendant rec^nst^Uiitn,
Col. WilliamBartfer, divisional
commander of the Salvation Army
forces of Minnesota and South.JP'a
kota will preside a l^eicornerstone
luring"ceremony^ipbeheld, here
Sunday afterjwojTit. 3 :S0 at the new
Salvation ArMyiGitad'ei at ^11 Minn
esota avenue which is now nnder
stated, "our niUt&rjr Establishment
(Cbntraueil'W i^ge 2
'.:(Bjr Uniwd ir#ss
Washington, ^|3ec^^^-^NaYal avia
tion is. more hazafopus than any
other branch oiff the Service with the
fighting fleets, tile. Stfrgedn general
of the navy stated in his Annual re
port, today..
The mortality rate for officers and
men who took part in onfe or more
flights for the fiscal year ended on
June 30, was 10.68 ifer"1,000, the
report stated. This represents $ 9
dead out of the 3,650. officew alpld
men who essayed on njore than one
The death rate of the ha*y, in
cluding all causes, was. 448 per
1,000. This cOmpiresY mtlt 7.10
per 1,000 for 192,5 and an average
rate of 6.20 for ijhe past ten years.
Disease was responsible for 382
of the 712. deathl. 61 the fiscal year.
Three hundred:ani ten men died
from ihjuriesthii category includes
169 deaths frdm drowning.
The greatest tndiyidjBa/lWagedy/of.
the yeir fxhHdie*$#*#** the des^
truction of the* ZRZ-Z2, giant air
ship, over Hull, England, with, the
death of 18 American" officers and
S. Oppergaard, who purchased
the Abraham confectionary store lo
cated on Third street, left Thursday
to finish up his business for the Minn
esota Tea company for^whom he has
been" traveling representative for the
past two years, arid will devote all
hi3 interests to his candy store, which
is to be known aB the Honeyland
Candy Kitchen.
Mr. Oppergaat^i Saw engaged the
services of George Sarbes ti& candy
maker and. fountain ^irian who is
turning out fresh home-made candy
daily to delight those who Ifave a
"sweet tooth." Mifton Coupas will
assist in the candy kitchen! Mr
Barbes is an expert Jf*hjji litie and
just recently retagha^^sgrn Minn
ef,pjoLis where he ^^^Bfip-Working
at his trade and -^^^HHsffciftonal
training- Mrs. O]
sisting her husband
UC'~u t-4,-^jgg|i^i^-^fe .,,t..|-
EDISONis AU. mum
Efforts to -Belittle College
Men of Today Opposed by
Marquette President
Milwaukee, Wis, Dec. 8 (United
Press).Thomas A- Edison's efforts
to belittle the college man of today
do not find fayor with Rev. Albert C
fox, S. J,i president of Marojoett
Edison says, :acc.or^ng^p a recent.
piAtieM$a^^4^^^U.:'in."tiie col-t
ledge Ipapeie1 a,t?^^P^nceVnt that .the
modern college nian "does not like
to. work" and "that he does not have
the krt#wled^e of' everyday happen
rwSher Fox in an exclusive ihterj-:
vield: with the United Press, declared
that the majority of college' men in
attehdahce at colleges today, are &'
college for tire-
vary reason that they
are notably possessed of jyst those
(Continued on page 6)
Famoutf Humorist to Appeiair
f. Here Under Auspices of
Ix.Woman's :Study Ci(|I^^
Ralph Bingham, one of the great-
.eat." jvumorists' America has ever
known, it to appear in Bemidji, Mon
day evening, December 1%, at', the
Methodist church. lie Will appear
under the auspices, of the Woman's
Study club, the proceeds of the en
tertainment to go to the student loan
fund of the Study club.
...Mr. Binghani is no stranger in Be
midji- Be, Jaimeared here several
years ago and his many friends who
heard him then will surely welcome
his returh. In addition, hundreds of
local people have heard his phono
graph records. Mr. Bingham may
be .termed a "whole show" in himself
and everywhere that he has appear
ed he has been booked for return
It is expeefed thai his engagement
here will he. heartily welcomed and
that the church will be filled to ca
pacity to greet him. Besides assist
ing ttie club in .a worthy enterprise,
those who attend are certain to re
ceive more than their money's worth
of good, wholesome entertainment.
Besides being a humorist, he is a
pianist and violinist of real ability,
assuring a complete' ehfe^tafninent of
the highest order.
To clear up any possible mdsun
derstanding, this^ enter^ninent is
not a part of theicOurse'bemg^ven
by the State Teachers college ai*d the
holders of season tickets for that
course are advised of the fact in* or
der that they will not be wrongly
informed as to the tickets they now
hold. This is a separate number en
tirely and is being given by the
Study club with the express purpose
of building up the student-loan fund
Hearty public support is urged.
S' '.'"'V**
Annual Message Broadcasted
By Radio, First Time in
History of Nation
States Eighteenth Amendment
Will Never Be Repealed
Plans Conference
(By United Press)
Washington, Dee. 8For the
first time Jo history, th* words
of the President as he appeared
before congress with his annual
inessage were heard in distant
parts of the country. Presi
dent Harding when he appeared
before congress today spoke di
rectly into a radio transmitter.
His words were broadcasted
through the. Navy Air station. It
was expected that the President
would be heard a* far west as
the Rocky: Mountains.
fH (By United Press)
(By Paul R. Mallon)
[Washington, Dec. 8In a message
that covered the entire scope of do
mestic anid 'foreign prolblems con
fronting the nation, President Hard
ing today, laid before congress the
most extensive legislative program
outlined by any president in many
At the same time, Mr. Harding re
affirmed and defended before the
worl the American foreign policy
as developed by his administration
Tfce President's domestic program
a* outlined to the joint session of
congre89,riiieluded startling ptopos
ali amofUfe %em being the abolition
"of ffiife rla^toadla&orHBoard and sub
stitution of a labor branch of the
(Continued on Page 6)
r-jX^pty United Press)
i Montevideo, Minn., Dec, 8After
sleepless night and periods of hys
terical weeping, Elsie Salisbury was
Unable to go into court today.
Her trial on a charge of murder
ing Oscar Erickson was again post
poned. If she is able to stand the
nervoug strain, court will be resum
ed tomorrow morning and the pretty
little stenographer will hear more of
the dying, statements of .her slain
Physicians examined her at her
hotel this morning and found her in
a kate of nervous collapse- They
advised Judge Qvale she was physic
ally unable td enfer court. Late
yesterday she Collapsed and a recess
was taken-
nieHfs WRiT/rffc yw tmxm LIST ANP
Plan Seeks to Make Nation's
Capital the Center of
Educational Life
Washington, Dec. 8. (Capital
News Service)That the Nation's
Capital should be the center of the
educational life of the Nation, as
well as its governmental center, is
demanded in a resolution passed at
the annual convention of the Nation
al Education Association in Boston,
and backed by the bold request of
the Washington Board of Education
for six and a half millions to bring
the Capitol schools up to date.
One hundred and- siteen thous
and teachers sent their representa
tives to Boston for the convention,
where they passed '.'a' resolution
which reads:
"In a special sense the schools of
the Capital City belong to the Na
tion- In behalf of the Natron we ask
Congress to create a board of educa
tion for the City of Washington
which shall be entirely free from
party control, to have direct control
(C nliiVJjd on page 6,-
C. D. Lucas, income tax offic
ial, with offices in the post office
building, announces .that -the
fourth quarterly payment of in
come taxes for 1921 is to be
made before December 15 to
avoid penalties prescribed by
law. This payment is to be sent
in directly or may be made
through the local office. Mr.
Lucas will gladly answer any
questions concerning the pay
ment or assist in making the re.
Corliss Palmer, motion "picture actress famed for her beauty, is figuring
prominently in the suit for separation brought against Eugene V.
Brewster, New York movie magazine publisher, by his wife, Mrs. Elanor
V. V. Brewster. Miss Palmer admits her love for Brewster but denies
"vamping him."
lish Rail La
(By United Press)
Mexicali, Lower California, Dec 8
The underworld of Lower Califor
nia, raked in an ail-night woman
search', failed to give up Clara Phil
lips, alleged hammer-murdress, and
prosecution in that direction was
abandoned tQday. Red-coated Mexi
can police and American plain clothes
men poked into forbidden comers of
this cosmopolitan city's worst dives
and relinquished search for the Tiger
woman who broke jail more than
72 hours ago while under sentence
for beating to death with a hammer,
Mrs. Aliberta Meadows.
All night an impromptu review of
Negroes, Mexicans, Chinese, white
girls from American cities, college
men crazed with drugs, gamWirtr
criminals and the flotsam of a conti
nent, passed before the officials. At
dawn, the "search was abandoned*
authorities preferring to credit re
ports that .Clara Phillips never left
Los Angeles. They will continue the
search there-
El Paso, Texas, Dec 8 (United
Press).Gen. Plutarco Elias Calles,
Secretary of Interior and chief of
the Mexican cabinet, is reported as
being very dangerously ill at his
home in Mexico City
Calk's "Has been ill for several
m-onths and recently returned to
Mexico from Baltimore, where he
had been under hospital treatment.
It is said his'case is hopeless. His
career as an officer in the Mexican
government and army began in Son
ora, his native state, when he joined
the "rurales" of Francisco Madero,
who was in revolution against Por
fdrio Diaz.
Education To Largely
Freedom of Dardenelles is
Accepted With Minor
(By Henry Wood)
Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec 8
The Turks today accepted the free
dom of the Dardanelles with minor
reservr.lioiis. The meeting is ad
journed until this afternoon to per
mit Lord Curzon to consult t)he allies
before reporting. The Turks' answer
did not seriously clash with the allies'
It was anticipated the Turks would
keep open certain points in the Dar
danelles agreement until settlement
became possible on other issues- The
conference is expected to adjourn
December 23 for Christmas.
Paris, Dec- 8Premier Mussolini
of Italy, was closely guarded against
communist attacks as he traveled ac
cross France today en route to the
conference of allied premiers in
don- Radicals here, where he is due
at 2:00 this afternoon, posted a pro
clamation authorizing all communists
to stage a one-day strike and demon
stration against the Pasciati leader.
Frank Higby returned last night
from.Hine? where the poultry asso
ciation had a show, which was well
attended, with a large number Of
8j)endi. birds on exhibit. Mr. Higby
won two -firstsi one secdnd and ot\e
third prize on Rose Comb.and four
Firsts,- second third and fourth on
his W. Polish.
the remains of Mrs. C- Maag,
who passed away suddenly Satur
day at her home four miles from
Puposky, were brought Wednesday
to IbtertsOrt's" undertaking parlors and
shipped from here ito
Test lit Democracy
Buffalo Lake
where funeral services were lield and
interment wade- The members of the
family were in Bemidji-Tuesday en
route to Buffalo Lake to attend the
funeral." President of National Civil
Service. Reform League
Attacks System
Washington, Dec 8 (United
Press)There are the United
States 3,000,000 civilian employes
of. the federal, state, countjr and
municipal governments. Their an
nual salaries aggregate $3,000 ,000,-
Of this amount one quarter, ap
proximately $700,000,000, is wasted
annually due to the operation of the
spoils system of appointment and
promotion in the civil service.
These statements made by Richard
National Civil Service Reform
H- Dana, Boston, president of the
League, in his speech before the
forty-second annuai convention of
the League, prefaced an appeal to
public officials everywhere to support
the League's program for abolition
of the spoils system and substitution
of the merit system throughout the
public service.
Will Hays, former postmaster gen
eral, was quoted by party liability.
He emphasized the point that any
flagrant use of patronage had always
In the past lost votes for the party
in power.
"Let me ask the administration,'
Dana said, "whether there is an
other issue it could now take up
which would so appeal to the
JATHER '-fc,
-Minnesota: Fad? iWiigWr *Wi^'
Saturdayn,/Not *p' cold in sodthl
portion. :i-- i .,V--.-"^
Commissioner of Education
Outlines Problems to be
Met by Educators
Each State Has Own System
of Education Some Show
Decided Progress
Washington, Dec. 8-"WhiV'We
do or fail to do in public education
will largely determine the futtfre of
our experiment in democracy,'1
"The most casual inves
shows that some of the States
more successful than others in BMV
ing the problems, of, public educa^
tion,." says the Commissioner., Whfyq
some of the States^fchroUghy e^o^
experience and through the. con^TCtttj*
tive efforts of generations t&uwl
leaders,. have .accomplished' noisble
achievements- ,in. various/ shikSw. ol
e&icaHonal ^^Mfm^imM
find certain qiher States SSekhlj
answers to many pt the.saihe j|ttes
tions, laboriously and at great 'ex*
peAse exploring ground that haV aH
ready been carefully chartell. Mw^H
of this costly duplication of e*p&tt
ment has undoubtedly been $a^efl
by the work of the Ijoreau of E3ucs
tion which has made available to all
the States the experiences and
achievements of the most progrejU
sive and of the-most highly.hdo^j
as far as its resources wotud, permit
to increase sdb'stanlialJy the support
(Contnued On PatS 4)
Of S'A
at large and so rebound to its own
credit in the history of the country."
Two methods may be employed,
Dana asserted, to eliminate the pres
ent wastage of tax funds in the civil
service. The first is by turning e
ificiency and employment experts in
to the various departments of tr.e
public service to weed out suprem
irary and inefficient employes, to
Htan:Ir.rdize work and modernize
(Continued on page 6)
Marking the progress of Salvltlon
Army work jh Bemidji and vidnftyi
the cornerstone of the ney Salvation
Army citadell at 211 Minnesota avei
nue is to be laid Sunday ifternbon^
December 10J with appropriate cek*
monies, to begin at 3:80, ti^hich
the public is mbst cordially invited
'to attend., V-'
The ..program for, the aerejindfsieB
has be^n ahifouiiced as foliW^t^
Opening &ong"All Hail tl""
PrayerRev. George JCeftoe.
Selection4Un or song.',
Introductory laddress-Mayotr/ Oar
Cornerstone laVing cerenVbnies', by
Col. William Backer, Minneapolis:
Local advisory bsard tb take part
in the ceremoniesl
Song"My C6unVry 'Tis 0^'Thee"
The new Saiyation Arniy Adme is
rajidly nearirig com^etion i^oVwill
give the local corps real h^roeNi^
which to conduct fts
midji "oorps has been
ficient work and ,th
expected tb add gr
iency of the unit.
Jno, J. Tigert, United States Com
missioner of Education, in his anhjoal
report for the fiscal year endng Junlj
30, 1922, which was made public to- i
day. Assimilation of the foreign.'
bom", removal of illiteracy, adjustf
ment of inequalities in educational
opportunity, and inculcation of proi
per-, ideals concerning.our.f(?rm of
Government arie problems whicti^tne
educational forces of the country
must meet, and informed leadership
in dealing with these problems is
needed more than, ever befprs. .The
United States fiuijeau of Education
is required by law to promote the
of education throughout,the
country, to be informed on ill,'sub-
jects pertaining to education, and to
diaseminate, such information, Re
cording to the report...
tk.. Th Be-K^
xhnkjrery ef-
ew faruiding is
.,fib the efBc-
FonloJac, Wis*.^Refc-'. .4MfaJMy
minutes after his wife Berih* Rdhtl,
age 35, had ben ele^bcijiediM an
exposed wire in thkr.'ij&U *f tli#
home here, George A(S:fil/81'^i^s
old, attempted to dehiOflsirate tjj|f$e
undertaker jtist hoV^ trSfSfly oc
curred and was electrocute^"in,ex-
actly the..spnie manhfeie as nis wjtfe.
Both died. alo\it five" mirftttis after
the shock..
Mr^ Kdhls went to Ae k^'iattt-
ihg an extension, cord wIW an! ex
posed wire and stepped ojy.a radia
tor in the floor- Mr. Ko^lS fbli'cV^r-
ed her exact footstps. Two child
ren, 12 and 8 survive. CJnly a sis
ter was in the home at ty.4 time' of,
the tragedy. jUf
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