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hw. The Pioneer Is the omly dally within 100 miles of Bemidji and 038 the largest circulation it Northern Minnesota. VOLUME XX. NO. 204 NOTTOCHANGE America's Move Toward Aiding Europe Has Altered Allied Plan Toward Germany NOTICEABLE BACK DOWN FRENCH EXTREMISTS Harding Warna France That Occupation of Ruhr Will Endanger Negotiations (By United Press) Paris, Dec. 16The United States government already has informed the allies it contemplates interven tion in European affairs, but from an economic standpoint only, it was stated authoritatively today. The allies understand Washington will maintain the present attitude towards political matters, also that President Harding is not yet certain what form of proposed action to take. Already the move of America to ward assisting Europe has changed the allies plan of altion toward Germany. It may result in a com plete "about face" on the part of those in France who have advocated siezure of the Ruhr. Premier Poin caer's vagueness on this point in the chamber last nite may be accounted for by this. There is a noticeable cooling on the part of French extremists who desire independent action in which (By United Press) London, Dec. 16President Hard ing has sent a warning to France that occupation of the Ruhr would gravely endanger negotiations con cerning an international loan to Germany, according to the Daily Sketch. Other French papers today did not carry dispatches to that effect. DR. LUBBEHUSEN TO JOIN "IT VETERINARY DIVISION Dr. R. E. Lubbehusen of the NortJh Dakota Agricultural College will join the division of veterinary medicine of the University of Minnesota on January 1, to succeed Dr. W. A. Bil lings of Minneapolis who resigned to accept appointment in the agricul tural extension service of the state Dr. Lubbehusen is a graduate of the North Dakota Agricultural College and Ohio State University. CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE WITHIN REACH OF ALL That people are coming to realize that the enormous loss of life and wide spread suffering from tuber culosis can actually be prevented, if the public will provide funds to fight the scourge with the effective weap ons which science has made avail able, is best demonstrated by the success the Seal Sale meets each year, according to offcials of the Minnesota Public Health Associa tion- However, each one niU'jt do his part. The penny seal puts the pur chase within the reach of all. Buy all you can. Everyone can buy at least one seal- Have you bought yours? The striking decline in tue death rate from tuberculosis in tie State of Minnesota in the pas- ten years, where we are saving 972 lives each year a compatil nib ti.e tate of ten years ago, end the hop*-' of Mill greater reduction in the near future, should make a strong appeal to everyone. Dr. L. Scofield, Pres'den of th" Minnesota Public HeaVi As ..*iat:on and President of the* .state Board of Health, commenting on the Seal Sale says, "People nowadays want to be shown exactly the benefits derived from any expenditure of money, and when we can point to the fact that 972 lives are being saved each year, we can show the people a direct ben efit derived from the purchase of seals." Wl^W'flJ. 'A **-^*X JV* Lucky Kius Mrs. Betty McCreary, with an. other nurse and an American doe* tor, has succeeded in wiping out the seven-year itch among the chil dren of Brivan, ancient capital of Armenia, The disease formerly claimed a large toll each year from th half-famished youngsters ofj (the region. HARDINGSEEKS COUNSELTODAY Hopes to Ascertain the Best Means to Prevent Economic Crash in Europe (By United Press) Washington, Dec. 16President Harding today sought the counsel of his most trusted advisors as to the best means of intervention to pre vent the approaching economic crash in Europe. It is understood the President feels encouraged by the favorable reaction in European capitols to the news of American determination to prevent a crash. In addition to frequent the news of Washington resulted in a c^r^Jgigons^with -hjaJ5ahinejttJhe^.|jrtj(rt^-^, Volstead, dWiunertdea sudcten "rise- of-the franc which "was 50 centimes higher than yesterday's close. dispatched a cab'e to American am hasadors abroad. In his forthcom ing conference with Hswey. the President will seek his advice- He will also talk with leading senators including the "irreconcilables" in the treaty fight and prominent leaders in American thragit. Not since the dramatic days that brought the great disarmament con ference here has Washington been so tense to an anticipated move by the government. It is believed that the present contemplated action may surpass the disarmament conference in world importance. The impres sion continues to prevail in official circles that another international conference would be called, but it was believed final decision would not be reached until after the con ference here with Harvey about Jan uary 1st. SALVATION ARMY ASKS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AID The Bemidji corps of the Salvation Army is now making its annual Chirstmas appeal for funds to give the poor of the city a Merry Christ mas- The corps asks the public to help as liberally as in the days gone by. All donations or money in the kettle on the street corner8 will be used exclusively for charity at this time. The Salvation Army needs the aid of the public in this project and liberal response will be apprec iated. Each year the Salvation Army at Christmas time brings cheer to many homes which might otherwise be without tRe Christmas spirit and the corps is to be commended upon the project which has been undertaken this year- (By United Press) Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 16.Gaining a vast amount of practical experience and saving the city thousands of dol lars, the pupils of the Packham Vo cational School here are erecting a new school building and are remod eling a three story dwelling into classrooms. They are doing all the work themselves under the instruc tion of their teachers and are doing it as well as skilled workmen could, according to William W Miller, prin ciprl of the school, BEMIDJ I DAIL Pupils Rebuild School House And Save Thousands for City BOOZEBATHE ISCAUEDONE OFSTATISTICS Liquor Question in Politics And Will Stay There for Years to Co me BATTLE O REACH HIGH MARK IN 1924 ELECTION Both Sides Daily Bombarding Country With Statistics Presses are Busy By James T. Kolbert (United Press Staff Correspondent) Chapter IV Washington, Dec 16 (United Press).Proponents and opponents of prohibition are waging on acri monious war of printing presses and 'statistics. The battle will not reach the high pitch until the national e lections of 1924- At this writing, the drys show marked superiority in equipment, strategy and leadership. They have sonie oO years of actual campaigning experience to draw upon. Headquarters for the drys is at Westerville, Ohio, a town of less than 5,000 inhabitants. Headquar ters for the wets is in the national capitol- While there are a number of wet and dry organizations scattered thru out the country, the direction of battle is centered in the Anti-Saloon League of America and the Associ ation against the Prohibition Amend ment The present campaign of the wets is designed to gain control of con gress* The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment announces to permit the manufacture of light wines and beer. First in its platform is: "Beer and light wines NOW but no saloons, EVER." It calls upon all persons who be lieve in "real temperance, self-re spect, self-restraint and the force of personal morality" to work for re (Continued on page 2) MUSICAL ART CLUB HAS FINE YULETIDE PROGRAM Numbers Appropriate to Seas- on Make an Exceptional Program Friday The program of the Musical Art 'club yesterday was exceptionally appropriate, emphasizing both as pects of the Yuletide. The opening number created a re ligious atmosphere. It was the sing ing of the beloved carol "Silent Night" by the entire asembly under the direction of Mrs. A, G. Jacob son. Following this, the old, ever new story, as told by the Apostle Luke, wa impressively read by Dr. G. H Zentz with his clear resonant voice, while an exceedingly beautiful ac companiment was played by Mrs. G. O. Riggs, piano, and Miss Leila M. Stanton, violin. Continuing in the same spirit, the Presbyterian choir, under the cap able direction of Miss Ida Virginia Brown, expressively sang the anthem "Joy To The World". Mrs. A- G. Jacobson read an m the origin, customs and traditions of the old familiar carols. "He Shall Feed His Flocks" one of the glorious arias from Handell's Christmas oratorio the "Messiah", was delightfully and artistically sung by Mrs- A. J. McMillan. Miss Ragn (Continued on page 2) Ground was bioken in September for a one-story frame structure, with an ell, to contain as assembly room, gymnasium and a carpenter shop The plans and specifications were worked out by the instructors and pupils. The drafting classes made the blueprints, while the necessary amount of raw materials was esti mated by those specializing in mathe matics and the order form supplied by the English students. Work on the building has gone on (Continued on Page 2) 3 ,1 BEMIDJI, MINN., SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. 16, 192? United Stat^May Intervene. Frpm Econoiinic Standpoint |(ton, Dec. 16-Roore- JCtlla^'pf Minnesota, thi in&eachjnent reo raiast ittt*rn*y Gener. fherty, ffeein defied the the' |touse Judiciary CoMnkittee to compel him to ap pear and testify I support of hi, charges. Instead of appear ing in person in answer to the subpoena, Keller sent attorneys to fight the authority the-1 com- mittee seem( to exercise over him. On trial Here is the latest picture of Mrs John Brunen on trial in Mount Hoi ly, N- J., for the murder of her hus band John, famous circus owner. Harry C. 5Iohr |s co-defendant with Mrs. Brunen. 'n" GOVERNOR Will HOLD BARBECUE New Oklaho ma Governor to Have Grand Get-Together at Two-D ay Inaugural Ua in By L. L. Sisk (United Press Staff Correspondent) Oklahoma City, Uec 16 (United Press)."Dance with yer ma, dance with yer paw and dance with the girl from Arkansaw." "Boys, you're old enough to know, so swing your girl to and fro!" 1 These and many other quaint "calls" -will ring through Oklahoma's state house on the nights of January 7 and 8, when Jaclc Walton, mayor of Oklahoma City, becomes govern or of the Statev Old-fashioned'square dancees will replace the usual formal ball at Walton's inauguration he annonuc ed. He ran for office on the Demo cratic ticket and, as the candidate of the "common folks" and he is going to be the "common folks" gov ernor, Walton said No pink teas, fancy balls or other new fangled things for my inaugural celebration," Walton declared. "Blue jeans, ho/b-nail shoes, calico aprons and sun bonnets will be "formal" for the affair. "No soup and fish suits or plug hats for mine. "I was the laboring man's candi date and the laboring man and his family are invited to my celebration. Other than the old-fashioned square dance to be on the two nights, (Continued on fage 2) FAMOUS ST. LOUIS HOTEL BOWS TO TIME'S DECREE Landmark of Old Southwest About to be Swallowed in the Rush By E. C. Derr (United Press Staff Correspondent) St. Louis Mo., Dec. 16 (United Press)A land mark of the Old Southwest is about to be swallowed up in the rush of a new and bustling Mississippi valley. The Planters' Hotel, rendezvous of wealthy travelers of a century past, will close its doors January 1, after 10& years' of hospitality and good cheer. The Stately old hostelrythe old est in St. Louis and one of the most famous in the Middle West, will be stripped of its expensive furnishings and is to be remodeled as a modern office building. Rich memories ofi 19h century romances, of life on the great west ern plains and in the cotton fields along the Mississippi, will be lost to St- Louis with the passing of the Planters- Its roof has sheltered thousands of conventions. Councils of war have been held in its chambers. Down its long, grey corridors have walked the rugged pioneers of the plains. The (Continued from p*r two) )"*T BONDSARENOW GOODBARGAINS, STATES BABSON Statistician Sees Long Swing Toward Lowi Commodity Prices Coining Soon GENERAL BUSINESS NOW UP TO NORMAL LEVEL Expects Activity to be Little Above Normal During Next Four to Si*-Weeks Wellesley Hills, Mass. Dec, 16 There has been much discussion of Ifete as. to whether bonds have reached the top. Robert W- Babson evidently think not. In discussing the situation today, he calls atten tion to the, long swing bond cycle and appears to have a hundred and fifty years of fianeial history ou his side. day promise oi $50 -a year for the next twenty years, se(iur?d br a mortgage bond. Just now this 1M will buy, perhaps, a suit of clothes In 1920, it would have paid' only for the coat and one armhole of the vest. We all can remember whew it would have bought'two suits, as good as the one it will buy now. Everybody is hop ing for those old piiaes to come back And nothing is more likely than that they will come back some time within the next twenty years "Most of us, judging from our own experience, think of 1920 commod ity prices as the 'high'-for-all' time. What we do not realize is that prices have been as high three times be fore, at intervals of about fifty years and that between the peaks,.- each time, they have touched levels as low as in 1896. While earlier statis tics have not heen compiled, there is data enough to suggest that this same swing from high prices to low prices and back again, over long periods, might be traced far back into history. "Prices turned at the same old peak in 1920. It i exactly in accoid (Continued on Page 2) ALL RFfORDS SMASHED BY MINNESOTA HOLSTEIN Rochester Holstein Break* All Records in Production of Fat and Milk Grahamholm Colantha Pauline Segis, a Holstein cow bred and owned by Dr. Christopher Gra ham of Rochester, Minnesota, has broken all recordg of senior four year-olds in the production of fat and milk. In 365 days she produced 34,291.7 pounds of butter. The records of this dairy queen's achievement have just been made up and reported to W. E Peterson of "University Farm, who is chief official testing service in Minnesota. Dr. Graham, ewner of the cow, is a noted breeder of pureblood horses and cattle. In making this sensational record, Grahamholm Colantha replaces an other Minnesota Holstein, Princess Aaggie Polkadot DeKol, who was the previous holder of the senior four-year-old record. In 365 dayt she produced 3i 600.9 pounds of milk and 1,315-29 pounds of butter The difference in the production of butter favor of the Rochester cow for the year was about 111 1-2 lbs the difference in milk production,0 2,690 pounds. The advanced registry office of the (Continued on Page 2) PIONEE^Hy 'The cheapest! thing I know of to- *._. i j^ove Drama Over Secna Owen (above), screen beauty, and George Walsh, actor, have heard the call of "curtain" on their personal t'rama "Husband and i Wife" WKalsh v. on the divorce on grounds of desertion and alleged that Seena though him too s^ow be i cause he didn't smoke or tfrink. PRiDElo y, says Mr- Babson, "is tju- Assassmatd Young Art Death From Waiting Memenfe Upheavals of sea and land spread destruction In the wake of the Chflean disaster. The tktol wave which Inundated the district of VaUenar .'tossed this locomotive and train like a chip. A Student While Visiting A Art Exhibit (By United Prest) Paris, Dec. 16President Gabriel Narutowica of Poland w:.s assassinat ed this morning, according to advices iiom Warsaw He was killed by a young jiA't student while usiting an and exhibit. The assassin fired three shots at him and later wns arrested. Narutowicz took office December 11th. Rioting marked his inaugura tion. Twenty thousand Nationalists who opposed his election threw mis sies at'him a he went %o the inaug uration ceienionj. When he took the oath of office, Nationalists mem bers of the assembly absented them selves from the ceremonies CROW WING COUNTY FARM BUREAU TO MEET TUESDAY Bramerd, Dec. 16J. Reed, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation will be the chief .speaker at the annual meeting of the Crcv Wing County Federation meeting here next Tuesday morning) Prizes have been offered by various manufacturers for the best records leported in biushmg, stumping, and seeding over a penod of six months FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH FURNACE READY FOR SUNDAY Due to the repairs on the church furnace, the Fust Lutheran chutch proved rather chilly last Sunday, but the furnace has now heen made leady for the services tomorrow and mombeis of the congregation are as sured proper warmth during the services- TO DISCUSS INCREASES IN ACREAGE OF WHEAT At the suggestion of the officials of the United States Department of AgnculuturL, experiment station ind extension men of the university will hold a conference at the University Faim Monday, December 18, to dis cuss the possibility oi mci easing thf acreage of mixed flax and wheat in southern Minnesota Piofessors An drew Boss, Freeman, Hayes, Arny, and Peck and the state's agent lead ei, E Balmet, have been invited to attend the eonfeience. Represen tatives from the agricultural college of the Dakotas will also be present. Piesent price- and demand are held to justify a alrgely increased acre age of flax in the northwest. i"*tjr^^r WEATHER Hnnesj*a: Cloudy tonig'.i and Wa somewhat clear. PRICE 3 GOVERNORSNOT ENTHUSEDOH INTERVENTION Believe Utmo st Caution Should Keynote of America's Course in Europe PREUS DECLINES GIVING ANY ADVICE O N PROJECT Governors' Opinions Seem to That Problem Calls for Best of Statesmanship White Sulphur Springs, W Va., Dec. 16. (Copyrighted 1922 by the United Press )Extreme caution should be the keynote of America's course considering the advisabil ity of intervening, financial or othei wise, into Europe's tangled affairs This represents in cioss section the Mews of a number of the governors in conference here concerning the impending decision of the Harding administration which is expected to result in putting the United States again into the role of the "Saviour of Europe." "America should be careful not to get into the Dosition of Atlas carry ing the whole world on its shoulder," said Governor Sproul of Pennsylvan ia. "The problem is so intricate and so far-reaching, that it is im possible to discuss it intelligently or wisely without study "No one can sav offhand just what should or should not be done by this government, but we should be care fu l" Governor Pieu of Minnesota said that he was too poorly informed on the essentials of the program of Eu ropean affairs, lnancial or political to deliver a competent opinion AS to* what the United States should do, if anything. "Some of the people of my state," said Pre us, "believe that if all war debts are cancelled that would take care of the situation, but enabling Europe to resume paying for American produce, I do not know." Governor Ritchie of Maryland de i lined to discuss for quotation his views, but said he found the belief very stiong among people with whom he had talked that the reparations question must be entirely revised be fore a lasting and equitable settle ment of European difficulties would occur Whether the United States should take the lead in bringing about the revision, Ritchie said he would not hazard an opinion "It is a gigantic problem calling for the best genius of statesmanship t solve" said Governor Parker of Louisana "The government at Washington will no doubt act only on compelling influence and after the President and those with him have weighed carefully all the as pects of the problem and assayed the consequences of American interven tion. The summons to Mr- Harvey to return to Washington for a con ference is evidence that the people of this country should have a deter mining voice in settling on a policy, and doubtless the government will do its utmost to Dend its policy to their will." PEDESTRIANS WARNED NOT TO CUT CORNERS Many complaints have been made, it is understood, about the cutting ol corners and across private lots and front yaids and steps to stop thts violation of the law will be taken unless this practice stops at once. A campaign was on last spring to cuib this habit and the co-operation of the school children and citizens was given, which was productive of good results Residents nie again up in aims and seek protection. Trodden paths ac ios front yards aie damaging to the property and piovoking to the prop rty owners The law must be en foiced, is the declaration of those who have made complaint, and indi cations aie that arrests will follow wheie violations continue. FAREWELL CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR MISS HALL TONIGHT A farewell Chtistmas paity is being yrven this evening, complimentary to Miss EtVlyn Hall, who will as sume her new duties as county su peiintendcnt of schools the first of the veur, hi i associate teachers of Central moo! a'so the grade 'cachu LIW high school buildiug n, hn-\c taug'it with her previously. The nvtv is be ng given the Civic anr miiiCire association rooms, V"*^&1 I'^Z'-J-^'-'