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Xh PioawiJs the oaly daily
Within 160 mile* of Bemidji and
oaa -ths largest circulatioa ia
'Northern Minnesota.
VOLUME XX. NO. 202.
fe-Oiled Pla#fb Make
McAd oo Democrats' 1924
Presidential Nominee
BACKERS I N DEMOCRAT
PARTY VERY CONFIDENT
Some Feel that Wilson May
Throw His Supiport to
His Son-in-Law
By Lawrence M. Benedict
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, Dec. 14 (United
Press.).Washington politicians say
that a smoothly-oiled plan of cam
paign to make William McAdoo
the Democratic presidential nomi
nee in 1924 is already under way.
The campaign in favor of the
foimer secretary of thenreasury and
son-in-law of ex-president Wilson
really began some months ago, but
now that the *lections are over, new
and more extensive plans are being
uraitea pnd the McAdoo boom is
being put underway in earnest.
Prom now on, the activities of Mc
Adoo's political supporters will be
evident in all sections of the ,country
For one thing, McAdoo himself, who
has been living the quiet life out in
California since the last democratic
national convention, will step out
more into the limelight. He will
make more speeches, write more
letters for publication and will gen
erally conduct himself more like a
presidential candidate. However, as
a part of the game, he likely will go
on denying that he has any presiden
tial aspirations.
The McAdoo backers in the demo
cratic party ^are more confident -than
ever since |He elections. They 'be-
LOCAL BARBERS HOLD
ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER
Bemidji barbers and their families
enjoyed their annual get-to-gether
and banquet at the K. hall Tues
day evening, when the "ooss" barbers
were guests of the journeymen.
Fiftyjfour persons were served a
very appetizing menu. Following
the dinner, the annual meeting ol
the employers and the journeymen
was held and closing hours for the
coming year were discussed. It was
decided to observe the same days as
during the past year, the schedule
ibeing as follows: Christmas Day,
closed all day New Years Day, clos
ed all day Memorial Day, closed all
day Fourth of July, closed all day,
but open the night before until 10
p. m. Labor Day, closed all d'ay
Armistice Day, closed all day but
open the night before until 10 p. m.
Thanksgiving Day, closed all day but
open the night before until 9 o'-clock.
Talks were given by the employ
ers, including L. G. Crothers, Bart
Stafford, George Sterling, Paul Fou
cault, William Clish, Frank Glombos
kir Fred Hanson and John Osborn
Henry DeHaan spoke for the jour
neymen- Grover luarquis acted as
toastmaster'and chairman for the
meeting.
A fine program of entertainment
was given, including a vocal solo by
OsOborn and Sanlofd Ralph
trola music was also furnished for
Oc
It wasn't enough for Attorney
Kaine Blwell of New York to wia
a damage suit lor Ms client, Stay
stamp. "There's a little love suit
I'd like to takeaip with you," pa
said. "I eipect an immediate de
cision and it necessary I shall ap-
peal." So they msxched back into
the courtroom and were married.
MARKETING IS THEME
OF BUREAU'S MEETING
Low Rates, on Certificate Pl an
Obtained for State Meeting
In St. Paul Jan. 2-4
Marketing will be the theme
stressed] at the annual convention
of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Fed
eration, to be held in St- Paul, Jan.
2, 3, and 4. On the second day of
the 'meeting, most of the time will
be devoted to" reports from farmer
sales agencies. Representatives of
livestock, gram, wool, potato and
other terminal selling institutions
with which the Minnesota Farm Bur
eau Federation is co-operating, will
be on the program to report on pro
gress during the year and suggest
plans for expansion in 1923.
Railroad rates of a fare and a half
for the round trip for all persons
attending the convention have ibee
obtained by F. L. French, secretary.
and
Mr. "French *says, "delegate*
4ieve that the defeat of SenatorPom- others attending phould obtain a cer.
erene.-in. O&oput JtfcAdoo's strong
est potential opponent for the demo
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the piana by Miss Heler Lahr. Ar
thur Stevens entertained with a clog
dance, and H. M. DeHaah proved
his'ability as a singer and also as an
entertainer. The remainder of the
evening was spent in old-fashioned
dances, with music furnished by John XligltimZ',,
th, cession throus* the curtesy, ST~*
the Bemidji Music Company-
SKATING RINK TO BE
R$PJQR USE SOO N
iddies and
jy the Be-
streets.
A warming room is being built and
benches for the convenience of pat
rons will be installed. The site will
be electric lighted and the rihk main
tained under supervision of the Park
Board. The rink will be free for all
nd will be ready for use soon.
i&k.
midji Park Board advises George T.
Baker, superintendent oof parks. The
rink is now being constructed on the i more anxiou3 that the farmers should
old high school^site on America ave- themselves co-operate to make the
nue between''"Sixth and Seventh government's efforts doubly efficient
tificate at the time the ticketj .purr.
*h"aseoT*"Sometime during the con*
ventron these certificates will be in*
dorsed by federation officials! which
indorsement will entitle the pur*
'chaser to a ticket home at half price.
Farm Bureau officials have been
assured (by Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace that he will be "present for
an address the opening day if he
can arrange his work at Washington
so he can make the trip -west. How
ever, the question of his coming is
still unsettled-
Consideration of the Federation's
agricultural program* for 1923 will
be an important part of the dele
gates' work.
FARMERSURGED
TOHELPSELVES
Harding Declare* Co-operative
Marketing Promises Most
Help at Present Time
(By Unites Press)
Washington, Dec 14Coopera
tive marketing amoftg farmers promi
ses "more help for the present re
lief and permanent settlement of ag
ricultural conditions than any other
single movement before the coun-
try," President Hardinfc declared to
National Council of Fatmer's Co
operative Marking association in
session here. The president stated
that he had a sincere desire to do
everything possible to aid agricul
ture but ssid the farmers themselves
should co-operate to irtake the gov-
'I know of no fiif
,.l
BEMIDJ I
OSn **iv\ ^UPTIONIH
le movement
for the pres-
lanent settle-
mnvo
memt of agricultural conditions than
this one," the president Ba:d. "Who-*'
ever has cared to read my recent
jnessage to congress, will jmderstand
jny conviction about the tfeeesaity to
do everything possibly tb help the
farmer through his, present era of
depression. tw,
""I am anxious tftat the govern
ment do everything within reason
and sound procedure and-1 am still
the long run. Government aid
cannot be made effective unless the stations east of the Rockies."
farmers shall be organized and alive
to their responsibility to establish
and use practical instruments for the
BIGGEST TASK
Commissioner Haynes Wants
More Money and Honest
Prohibition Agents
BLIGHT O BRIBERY
ALL THROUGH SYSTEM
More Co-operation from Local
Authorities Also Given
A Possible Solution
By James T. Kolbert
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Chapter II
Washington, Dec. 14Corruption
within the ranks of the federal pro
hibition enforcement organization
and the susceptibility of underpaid
local police officials to bribery, consti
tutes one of the biggest stumbling
blocks effective to suppression of
bootlegging.
The slimy trail of bribery winds
its way through low and high places
from the rank and file of prohibition
agents up into the offices of direct
ing officials. Its blight has fallen on
federal, state and municipal forces.
No effective means of combatting
it has been found. Agents by the
score have ibeen dropped or jailed
pleas and warnings appeals to pa
triotism and conscience and every
possible means to build up a wall
against bribery and the lure of easy
money have failed.
President Harding and his cabinet
inet are alarmed at the flagrant
violation of the national prohibition
amendment- It is giving the admin
istration great concern. Mr. Hard
ing?, in one of his recent newspaper
conferences, stated that he feared
the "tmoral sense" of the nation was
being undermined."
Askc More Money *j
Prbntbition Commissioner*'fitaynei
makes no secret of the precarious
ness of the situation. His solution
,is more money for enforcement work
and more co-operation from local
aijthoiritiesl Congress appropriate i
$7,000,000 for enforcement work
(Continued on Fage 2)
EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
WILL MEET IN JANUARY
The Northern Minnesota Editorial
association will hold its annual meet
ing at Red Lake Falls January 25
to 27, according to an announce
ment made by A. it LaFreniere,
president of the association and ed
itor of the Grand Rapids Independ
ent.
Mr. LaFreniere advises that Red
Lake Falls is planning on a big'con
vention and that its citizens are
making elaborate preparations for
the entertainment of the scribes
from this section of the state.
The program for this convention
is in the making and speakers of
state and national reputation will
doubtless take part in the delibera
tions.
Subjects to be discussed will deal
largely with problems which daily
confront the publishers of the press
and members of this association will
derive untold benefits, if plans of
the president and secretary are car
ried out.
A. G. Rutledge, the efficient sec
retary of the association may always
be relied upon for valuable ideas
and bringing together men from all
sections of the state. More detailed
information will be available at an
early date.
OFFER ENTERTAINMENT
AND INSTRUCTION FREE
Radio concerts' and programs of
great variety from distant broad
Casting stations are quite the thing
in Bemidji the'se winter evenings.
The Naylor Electric company an
nounces that its station at 118 Third
Btreet will be open evenings until
Christmas for the benefit of the pub
lic. All are extended an invitation
to attend the free radio entertain
ments.
"The weather conditions ae ideal
for radio operation," said Bert Nay
lor Jr. "and we have been getting
stations at San Francisco, Portland,
pnd Western Canada, as well as all
distribution of credits and assurance concern and many Bemidji citizens for practically all of the construc-
of the most economical marketing are taking advantage of these free tive legislation passed to aid far-
methods." instructions. mers during the last two years.
"t^fP
Demonstrations and instKtction
in radio operatior are becoming ington offices of the American Farm
among the principal features of this Bureau Federation, is responsible
BEMIDJI, MINN.THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. 14, 1922
Fourteen D^% and Twenty-Three Hurt in Rail Collision
WCAD00B0CM
LAWWOULDCHEvK HASTY MARRIAGES
'j
Kansp City, Kan., Dec. 14Rfcis-
W tn* Standard of marriage' and
automatically decreasing divorce are
the aims of the
welfare and mar
riage law propos-
ed by M. E. Pear
son, superintend-
ent of Kansas
City schools.
Church work-
ers and club wo
men of Kansas
have teen ap
pealed to ib
Pearson to help
bring about the
passage of the
law at the next
session of the Kansas legislature in
March.
Pearson proposes to make it man
datory for the names of all pe/sons
planning marriage to be published
ten consecutive days in a daily news
paper. This, hel believes, will elim
inate haaty marriage*.
A clause in the law would make
it necessary for the two contracting
parties in the marrisgo agreement
to stand a medical' examination prior
to the issuance of a license.
Pearson attributes the large num
ber of defective children the
schoools to the laxity of the marriage
laws. FESTIVAL OF HANNUKAH
TO OPEN THIS EVENING
Christmas Period This Year
Falls in Early Part of
Jftwish "Joy Week"
New "Kbrk, Dec. 14While the
Christian world is about to celebrate
Christ's birth with rejoicing, the
Jewish people will be enjoying a
season of merry-makiftg under a dif-
ferentv8fc-/,^Jl
period of Christ
mas this year falls in the early part
the Jewish "joyous season."
For many weeks, beginning with
the festival of the Atonement,' the
Jews have been passing through what
they call their "earnest seasori", a
time ci -prayer*and fasting and re
ligious observances. At sunset' this
evening, they emerge into a period
of rejoicing with the opening of| the
Hannukah, or festival of the dedica
tion of the Temple.
The HannuKah is a movable feast
which is somtimes over before, the
Christmas turkey is delivered. More
often than not, however, it coincides
with and covers the Christian per
iod of Yuletide rejoicing. And,'like
(Continued on page 2)
PROGRAM IS OUTLINED
BY FARM BLOC LEADER
Adequate Credit* and' LoVer
Freight Rates Prominent
Planks in Body'* Plan
Adequate credit facilities for far
mers and stockmen and reduced
freight rates are prominent planks
in the platform on which the Senate
Agricultural Bloc will stand, accord
ing to Arthur Capper, leader.
"We propose," he said, "to com
plete the program so well started in
the farming industry's behalf. We
propose to put through a complete
rural credit plan to provide farmers
and stockmen with adequate credit
facilities. We hope to increase the
limit of loans that can be made by
the federal land banks and we expect
to bring about reduced freight rates.
Our progrpm, in addition, includes:
"Repeal of Section 16-A and
other objectional provisions of the
Esch-Cumnuns Act.
"A better system of marketing.
"Placing development of the Mus
cle Shoals project in the hands of
Ford.
"Passage of a Truth-ln-Fabric
Bill.
"A constitutional amendment pro
hibiting tax-exempt securities.
"Further economies in the admini
istration of government.
"Make undisturbed surpluses and
stock dividends pay their share to
ward te maintenance of govern
ment.
"Do something to promote Euro
pean recovery and restoration of a
foreign market for the surplus pro
ducts of our farms and factories."
The Senate Agriculture 1 Bloc,
formed two years ago in the Wash-
..f^
Selfishness Called Chief Cause
Of Big Rush To Divorce Courts
fBi NEA Service*.
Cleve"h?nd, Dec.,'14Divorces in
crease in America, annually. Scandals
dais grow. Courts are crowded with
unhappy married couples!]
Why? How can the divorce flood
be checked?
The questions were put up to Brad
ley Hull, chief of the Cleveland Do
mestic Relations Bureau
Hull is notable because he has
handled 20,000 divorce cases in 13
years- And now Cleveland is one of
the few cities where the divorce rate
is not increasing.
Divorce Cause
"What are the chief causes of di
vorce?" he was asked.
"Two things specifically," said
Hull, "These are selfishness and ir
responsibility. But tlley are only
the result of a more fundamental
reason.
'"Blarn* rests basically, on the rest
less, reckless, contemptuous spirit
that prevails.
"Selfishness and irresponsibility
have always existed, but they were
formerly held in restraint by the
sense of public opinion and by an
inherent respect for the proprieties
That is gone now-"
Can't Suggest Remedy
Hull said it would the presumpt
ous for him to suggest a remedy.
"I know of no way to change the
general conditions of today,"'he said.
"My job is to try and stem the tide
(Continued on Page 2)
NEAR EAST WAR AVERTED
AT ELEVENTH HOUR TODAY
(By United Press)
(By Henry Wood)
Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec.
14War and massacre in the
Near East, feared inevitable if
the Lausanne peace conference
broke up, was averted at the
eleventh hour today.
Ismet Pasha, Turkish opoket
man, accepted the British pro
posal for protection of the
Christian minorities in Constan
tinople and other parts of Asia
flllnor dominated by the Turks.
-''Moreover, the Kemalists leader
announced on behalf of his gov
ernment, Turkish readiness to
join the League of Nations, As
a result, the parley will not
break up.
BIG FIGHT EXPECTED IN
HERRIN MASSACW TRIAL
(By United Press)
Marion, 111., Deec .14Williamson
county was alert today in anticipa
tion of the spectacular developments
in the first Herrin massacre trial
Heated arguments between opposing
'attorneys during yesterday's ses
sion of court bespoke a furious bat
tle when court settled into the rout
ine of examining witnesses.
The decision of Judge D. F. Hort
'well in ruling that Frank Harring
ton, president of the Ilinois Union
Mine 'Workers, would not be allowed
to tell the "history of the unknown
men who shot down union miners"
as suggested by the defense counsel,
A. W. Kerr in his opening state
ment was a strong blow to the de
fense.
DIPLOMAS ARE ISSUUED TO
200 MINNESOTA SENIORS
(By United Press)
Minneapolis, Dec. 14Diplomas
were issued to 200 seniors leaving
the of Minnesota today This was
Commencement Day and exercises
were held at the armory.
Hugh Cfcbot, dean of medical col
lege at the University of Michigan
was scheduled to speak at the Com
mencement exercises this morning.
RALPH GRACIE POST TO
HOLD MEETING TONIGHT
Plans for a membership drive
and a number of interesting reports
are to be heard at the meeting of
the Ralph Gracie post of the Amer
ican Legion to be held this evening
at 8 o'ejock et the rooms of the Civ
ic and Commerce association. It is
also expected that a report will be
made on American Education Week
activities in this vicinity.
The new Legion year is fast
approaching and the present officers
desire that all present members en
roil at once for the ensuing year.
Dues for the calendar year of 1923
are now payable to the adjutant and
the membership cards will be sent
out as soon as possible after pay
ment is made. The American Leg
ion in Minnesota has set 40,000 mem
bers as its goal for 1923 and every
local post is expected to pass the
membership totals of the present
year.
PIONEER^"*
h
GOING TO MARRV?
TAKE THESE TIP'S
SEEKABOLITION
OFCHILDLABOR
Secretary Davis Recommends
Child Labor Amendment to
Federal Constitution
Washington, Dec. 14.An amend
ment to the federal constitution to
enable Congress to fix standards
that would take a million and a half
boys and girls of school age out of
the drudgery of mine and mill, field
and factory was recommended by
Secretary of Labor James J. Davis
ni his annual report just made pub
lic Secretary Davia declared that
every instinct of humanity prompted
the abolition of child labor. He said:
"The subject of child labor has
been given very careful attention in
the last year and a number of im
portant surveys have been made to
ascertain the extent of this un
healthy economic factor.
"The reports of the Bureau of the
(Continued on Page 2)
TWO KILLED IN
Fireman Killed Near Thorpe,
Wis. and Another Fireman
at West Bend, Wis.
(Rv United Pre*
Thorpe, Wise., Dec. 14One man
was killed and two persons injured
when a fast passenger train on the
Soo line crashed head-on into a i
double freight train near here today.
The deadJohn Harling, fireman,
Chippewa Falls.
The injuredGeorge Ellsworth,
Stevens Point, and an unidentified
passenger.
The engines of both trains and
seven cars were a mass of wreck
age and the track was torn up a con
siderable distance. Traffic on the
main line will be blocked practically
5
i
Bj| Bradley Hull
(Chief, Domestics Relations Bu
reau, Cleveland)
Cleveland, Doc. 14The two of
you should have at least $300, in
cash or essentials this does notfmean
a motor car. The
man should be
earning at least
$125 a month.
The wife
should not con
i tivorking
for any reason.
Do not start
with an under-
standing to avoid
paternity child
ren keep the love
fires burning.
Practice self
control rather
than birth con
trol.
Be prepared to
HULL give and take
the stronger person of a wedded pair
usually is one big enough to give
up and sacrifice the most
Keep a budget book.
Don't think: "We just know we
won't be like other folks You will
be unless you study each other and
the future very thoughtfully.
all day, according to railroad offic- the Clearwater river drainage pro-
ials, ject The healing was held at"Aed
i Lake Falls last week and was ad-
St. C'oud, Dec. 14While ajjourned to Thief River Falls ijor
brakemrn was trying to throw a Dec 14. This is the fou^lf theSr^p'g,Av
switch, Great Northern Coast Flyer' on the project.
No. 4, crashed into the rear end of
the Willmar. passengei train bound
for Sandstone, last night, and par
tially telescoped- Three persons
were injured, none seriously. They
are Mrs. J. G. Upgrove, St. Paul, B.
O. Wilson, St. Cloud and A. Thorson
messenger on the flyer.
West Bend, Wise., Dec. 14He^r- flames demolishing another, the-- Jit-
man Loomans, Fon du Lac, fireman,, tie town of Juanita WP.3 threatened
was instantly killed here today when with destruction today. The jbor-
milk express train No. 125, Chicago, ough reseiv.or is dry and there is
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, practically no ,ater with which to
jumped the tracks. After leaving fight the conflagration.
the tracks, the engine plunged down The f:re ^U.-r-ul in a barber Shop
a ten-foot embankment, followed by at 4:30 a m. and spread to ot'iur
four of cght coaches which weie built :,j^ Fire fighting forces
demolished. Thomas Green, engin- fought desperately for some mlans
eer, also of Fon du lac, was injured, to fctst water to the scene.
Unsettled with
snow in south tonight
extreine southeast Friday.
st tonight.
PRICE 3c
STEAM PIPE IS
CRACKEDWHEN
ENGINESCRASH
Passenger and Switch Engine
Collide Near" Small Texas
Town During Night
DEADLY STEAM POU RS
THROUGH CAR WINDOWS
Drug Stores Converted Into
Relief Stations and One
Becomes a Morgue
(By United Press)
Houston, Texas, Dec.
Fourteen persons were scalded
to death or died of burns today
as the result of a collision of a
passenger train and switch
engine on the Houston East and
West Texas railroad near Hum*
ble. The dead include five
white men and nine Negroes.
Twenty-three persons were in
hoapitala here and at Humble
seriously burned and additional
fatalities are expected,
(By United Press)
Houston, Texas, Dec. 14Four-
teen persons are known dead and
about tnirty were in hospitals today
as the result of a collission of a pas
senger train and a switch engine
at Humble, near here last night
The crash of the two engines
cracked a steam pipe leading to the
cylinders of the swtich engine and
a stream of deadly steam poured
through the window of the first
coach, scalding to death a number
of the occupants. Otuers were burn
ed as the two forward cars filled
with stifling, scalding steam.
Passengers were helpless as they
gained the exits and found the doors
'jammed closed by the wreck and the
"windows closed tightly. Frightened,
the men and women huddled togeth
er before the door at the ena car
farthest from where the steam pour
ed in.
They were found in little groups
by rescue workers.
The acident occurred, officials be
lieve, when a freight engine was di
(Continued on Page 2)
MUSICAL ART CLUB TO
ENJOY PROGRAM FRIDAY
A fine Christmas program has
been arranged for the regular meet
ing of the Musical Art club to be
held at the rooms of the Civic and
Commerce association Friday after
noon at 4 oVlock. Following' the
program, tea will be served, with
Miss Leila Stanton ad Mrs A. E.
Nelson as hostesses. A large at
tendance is urged.
The program follows: "Silent
Night"assembly singing Scripture
reading, Luke 2, Dr. G- H. Zentz,
pastoral symphony! accompaniment
by Miss Stanton and Mrs. Gi O.
Riggs "Joy To The World"Pres
byterian ichoir, with Miss Ida Vir
ginia Brown, director "Carols" by
Mrs. A. G. Jacabson "He Shall Feed
His Flock""The Messiah", by Mrs.
A. J. McMillan Carolassembly
unging, "Christmas In Old' Eng
land" by Mrs. Budge, "Deck hte
Hall" a Welsh folksong, by Mrs
Jacobson, Mrs. Tegtmeyer, Mrs.
Rossback, Miss Stanton, Mrs. Nel
son, Mrs. Budge and Miss Wilsoh
CLEARWATER RIVER PROJECT
BEING HEARD AGAIN TODAY
Judge W. Stanton, County At
torney Graham M. Torrance ana At
torney E. E. McDonald lcf\Jate.Wed
nesday afternoon fo- Thief" Reiver
Falls to alend the hearm? today on
PENNSYLVANIA WM
THREATENED 6T FtRE
(,By United Tress)
Altoon, Pa., Dec. 14With,* one
entire business block in. ruins and

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