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The PIOIIMT If tlM ealy dally
within 100 miles of Bemidji sad
oa the largest circulation ft|
Northern Minnesota.
Secretary of Labor Proposes to
Reduce Normal Number
Unemployed Men
Suggests that Worker Himself
Willing to Work at Other
Trades, If Needs Re
Washington, Dec. 18Proposals
for the- prevention of future unem
ployment crisjses and for the reduc
tion of normal number'of jobless
men in the country were put forth
toy Secretary of Labor James Davis
in his annual report, just made pub
lic. Secretary Davis pointed out the
results obtained through the Federal
Employment Service during the in
dustrial depression of the last year
and asserted that the Employment
service offers an agency for the solu
tion of the unemployment problem
He said: "Less than a year ago it
was estimated that between five and
six million workers -were without
jobs. We were in the throes of one
of the greatest depressions-we have
ever known. There was grave danger
that the mere operation of the law of
supply and demand would force a
drastic rearrangement of wages
which would* seriously depress our
standard of living and radically al
ter our whole economic structure
The nation fought its way through
this period of unemployment and to
day the demand for labor practically
equals the, supjjljk^J^aro back at
nonnalJn our^nployroent. But we
have made the startling discovery
that normal in, Awetfea nnsafts th&t
approximately a million and a half
(Continued "on Page 2)
Joseph L. Jones of Nebish passed
away Sunday at the Bemidji Luth
'eran hospital following an operation
performed last Monday. He was
born in Keokuck, Iowa, Sept. SI,
1859, where he spent his early
4childhood. He moved from there
with hi parents to Guthrie county.
There he was married to Mary $-
Coleman, Sept. 24, 1885. They lived
Iowa until the fally*f 1914 wheh
they moved to their "farm home near
Nebish in Beltrami county. There
they lived a happy useful life. Hfi
was a member of the Methodist
church of Nebish and had been very
active in church work ever since his
early manhood, until the last two
since his health failed
years, biue ..v.*- Charles
ren, Mrs. Carrie Davis of Lorimor,
Iowa, Carl Jones of Pleasant Valley
Alfred F. Jones of RetSiy Mrs. Hel
en Markus of Nebish Mrs. Bessie
McPherson of Bemidji and MisB
Lela M. Jones, who teaches near
Baudette. Two other children pre
ceeded him in death in their early
Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday forenoon at 11 o'clock at
the Methodist church in Bemidji, the
funeral being arranged at that hour
to allow Nebish friends to attend and
return home on the afternoon train.
Burial will be made in Greenwood
cemetery under the direction of H.
N. McKee funeral director
(Br United PrM)
Sault St. Marie Dec. 18Twenty-
seven members of the crew and pas
sengers of the tug, Reliance, wreck
ed last Wednesday, gave their lives
the icy waters of Lake Superior,
mariners here today declared.
It was believed doubtful if they
have survived the snowstorm and the
gale that swept the lake yesterday
and .last night. If they did find
shelter, they were without food, it
\\as said. Because of the present
weather conditions, it would be imr
sible for help to reach them the
past two days.
It is believed the men are on the
barren Lizzard Island of the north
Ontario mainland. Nine members
of the ciew reached here late yes
terday after a desperate struggle in
a blinding snowstorm. Some of
them have been removed to a local
hospital, suffering from exhaustion.
Beauty Damage
He is survived by his wife, Mary interesting soecu-
E. Jones, of Nebish, and six child- fww
Edna Pennington, film beauty,
has entered sujt for $16,500 against
Norman Manning for alleged damr
ages to her beauty. Her nose was
broken in an auto accident while
riding in Manning's car.
Paris Scientists States Coming
Year Will Witness Unusual
Number of Quakes
By Webb Miller
I (United Press Stan* Correspondent)
Paris, Dec. 18The year 1923
fcrUi witness an unusual number of
earthquakes throughout the world,
according to the* prediction of Abbe
Morgux director of the Bouiges ob
servatory. TJhe Chilean quakes were
only the forerunner of many more,
he believes.
According to the computations of
Moreux, the 'quakes wiUb mose se
vere in the Mediterranean regions,
'Turkestan, Mexico, Central America,
the Antilles and Japan. In case the
'earthquakes are very severe, the ef
fects may be felt in both North and
South America.
After a study of more than twenty
years, Abbe Moreux ha evolved the
theory that earthquakes have some
connection with solar electrical activ
ity or inactivity. He has demonstrat
ed that extraordinary solar activity
occurs in cycles of about eleven
years. The middle of the present
cycle is due in 1923-
While convinced that solar activ
ity and earthquakes have some con
nection, Moreux has not yet decided
ill exactly what manner. His statis
tics show that quakes are most fre
quent in winter and more apt to oc
cur during the night than during the
Apropos of the Chilean quakes
i-jm i i JMIWPI, i 4' i JI
(Continued on Page 5)
Oil Forms in Pits and Is
Dipped Out With Buckets
O Superior Quality
By Edward J. Bing
(United Press Stac Correspondent)
New Xork? Dec 18 (United Press)
The oil wells of Mosulthe sub
ject of heated discussion at the Lau
sanne Peace Conferenceare at
pjresent in an absolutely primitive
condition and virtually unexploited
but experts agree that with modern
methods of exploitation they may
develop into one of^the world's rich
est oil fields.
The quality of the oil is consid
ered superior to that of the well
known Russian wells of Baku, by the
Caspian Sea, which are now h61d by
the Soviet government of Russia.
Mosul is the principal city of Nor
thern Mesopotamia, and second in
'size only to Baghdad, the Mesopo
tamian capitol. the much-disputed
oil fields are situated to the south
west, east and southeast of the city,
"being scattered in the country known
las Kurdistan, which occupies the
whole northern part of Mesopotamia.
The most important oil field is that
of Gayara, immediately to the south
west of Mosul. Its major part ex
tends along the right bank of the
Tigris river, and even the water of
that biblical stream in the neighbor
hood is saturated with oil which of
ten covers great parts of its surface
The more noteworthy among the
(Continued on Page 2)
Head of American Bankers
Says Prosperity Should
Include Al Workers
Activities of Bankers Called
at the Very Center of
Economic Life
New York, Dec. 18National
prosperity can result only from the
intelligent distribution of work anl
equitable distribution of the rewards
of work among laborer and employ
er, said,. John H. Puelicher, President
of the American Banker's Associa
tion, in an address here tonight at
the Hotel Astor before the Bankers
Forum, New York Chapter, Ameri
can Institue of Banking, the educa
tional branch of the- American Bank
ers Association.
"That is not prosperity which does
not include the well-being of all the
workers" said Mr. Pulicher. "That
is not prosperity which does not give
the laoorer his full wage, or the em
ployer his full value. That is not
prosperity which fails equitably to
Compensate the tiller of the soil,
which rewards speculation rather
than production- That is not pros
perity* which denies the incentive of
just reward to each contributor
the degree of hia contribution, which
forgets the educational and cultural
needs of all the people.
"Na^naJU .prosperity can result
onfr4fifm intelligent distribution
of the"Nation's work, and the equit
able ifislnftttion of the work's re
wards.^Tnefce rewards must go in
4ue pir$$KHrtio to labor, to capital,
^Continued on page 2)
'L (By United Pres)
Washington, Dec. 18The House
Judiciary Committee seeks today to
decide whether it was within its
right when it issued a subpoena or
dering Representative Keller, Minne
sota republican, to appear ^Jtl
fy under oath in connection with a
bill of impeachment against Daugh
If the committee concludes that it
was Within its rights and has the
ppVer to stibpoena a member of con
er*ss as is forecasted, Congressman
Keller may be given a final chance
to appear. he again refuses, as
is probable,, he will ue cited for con
tempt and a recommendation be
made that he be given "appropriate
dicipttfiary action" before the bar
of the house.
Auto Bai*.%f Hold llplSenver Bank
tour oT-fabll-n
Rescue 482 Survivors From
French Hospital Ship
Destroyed Friday
(Bv United Pre*"*
Constantinople, Dec. 18At least
25 persons, including three children,
and their mothers, were either burn
ed to death or drowned in the des
truction of the -Frai^S hospital ship
Vinhlong, in the Sea of Marmora, in
which American gobs played a hero
ic part as rescuers of 482 survivors.
The American destroyer Bain
bridge, with W. A Edwards in com
mand, was plmost lmediately at hand
following the first-outoreak of flames
on the French vessel, which was
crowded with refugees.
Seeing the Vinhlong's peril, Com
mander Edwards sohved the .Bain
bridge bow amidship of the French
ship and held her there Passengers
fthe VinhloHg became panicky.
In forty minutes the crew of the
Bambridge had saved 482, despite
the terror and confusion. Scores of
(Continued on page 3.)
(By United Prsa)
Yptilanti, Mich., Dec. 18
Bernard Kirk, University of
Michigan football star, was near
death today suffering from in
juries he received last night 'h
an automobile accident. Kirk
was injured while en route to
Ann Arbor from Detroit. Four
other members of the party
were slightly injured.
Perplexities for Santa This Year
general the Irish Free State is shown hero on a
In bis officiaf capacity. was snapped while exam-
'tain* a tfwr-lock which Is beins: protected -gainst Republican tibmamtt*-
Capital Citizens in Curious
Position in Regard to
School Finances
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (Capital
News Service).According to Su
perintendent of Schools Frank Bal
lou, not less than ten million dollars
spent over a period of five years is
necessary to put Washington's school
(buildings aoreast of their necessi
ties. Director of the Budget Lord,
who revises the estimates foT^tftte
fiscal year as submitted to him by
the three District Commissioners
who govern Washington, prior to the
budget being sent to Congress, cut
the estimates for th^ next appropri
ation below the figure originally sub
continued on Page 2)
(By United Prsu)
Washington, Dec. 18A major
ity of the Senate Judiciary Commit
tee today i voted to repoit favorably
the nomination of Pierce M. Butlei,
St. Paul, Minnesota, to be Associ
ate Justice of the United States
Supreme court.
Four members of the committee
were not present The were, Noi
tis, .understood to have been' op
posed to the nomination, and Sena
tors Heed, Borah and Shields.
Senator Nelson, chairman of the
Judiciary Committee, declared the
report would 'be presented to the
Senate in a few hours Eleven sen
ators voted for a favorable report,
Nelson said.
Lake of the Woods County
Board Holds Meeting and
Names its Officials
Lake of the Woods county, that
portion of Beltrami county which
was foimetl into a new county by the
vote at the general election, is well
on its way towards a permanent or
The board of county commission
oi s, automatically elected when the
county division carried, held it& first
meeting for the organization of the
county, decided on Baudette as the
new county seat, and selected the
men who will occupy the various
offices for the next two eyars The
appointment followed spirited con
test and a lengthy meeting, it is
understood. The meeting was held
at the offices of W. F. Zauche, who
was elected chairman of tne board.
Zauche was one of the most ardent
workers for county divibion.
The officers apopmted are as fol
lows: Thomas Slind of Williams,
sheriff, U. Williams of Baudette,
clerk of touit Arthur Tanem of
Spooner, county auditor .B. Ims
dnhl of Pitt, register of deeds Uev.
'Ilipon of Baudette, superintendent
of schools- James C. Clark of Wil
liams, county treas^ief, Morris Wil
lett of fcaudeite, court commissioner
E. C. Middleton, of Baudette, county
attorney The office of judge of
probate is to be filled by appoint
ment by Govern oi Pre us. It is un
derstood that theie are several can
didates for the appointment
Women failed to *and any office
and an organization is reported to
he under way which will mean thut
several of the offices will be contested
ut the first regulai election two
years from now.
The Moore building is being re
modeled and will be used for a court
house until provisions are made for
a spqcial budding for that purpose.
Division of county property is ex
pected to be made shortly and the
new county will then be a reality.
The Royal Arch chapter will meet
this evening at 8 o'clock in the Mas
onic hall for its regular business
session. It is desired thut there be
a large attendance of members.
Fergus Falls, Dec. 18The federal
term of court, postponed from Nov.
14, was scheduled to open here to
day. Liquor cases overbalance all
others on the docket.
Strong Demand is Being Made
Upon Congress to Permit
Influx of Foreigners
Washington, Dec. 18 (Capitol
News Service).A strong demand
is being made upon Congress by
many great mdustues to let down
the bars and permit an influx of
cheap foreign labor. Many large cor
porations feel the need of getting
more unskilled labor, and find it im
jtfssiblsjto do so the present con
dition bt the laibor market
Against the purely commercial as
pect of the question are many in au
thority who question the wisdom of
'cheapening manufacturing processes
at the expanse of injecting more un
aseimilatable foieign elements into
the body politic Secretary of Labor
'Davis points out that the quota law
operates restrictively against coun
tries which have, the past, sent us
the lowest and least desirable types
of immigrants, but that those coun
tries which sent us men who general
ly become good American citizens,
have not been affected by the quota
law, because their nationals have not,
since the war, sought to come to this
country in numbers sufficient to v
qual their quota.
Many Senators are much interested
a phase of the immigration ques
tion which they deem of vital impol t
ance to_the Nation the fact that,
even in our pi esefit quota law,, \v
have no sure Mean* of keeping out
mm4 (Continued on page S2)
Minnesota: Fair tonight and
probably Tuesday. Not so cold.
Escape With Currency:
Estimated $100,000
Bank Guard Is Kilfect
Three Bandits Stage Daring
Raid in Front of Federal
Mint at Denver Today
Daring Holdup and Gu Play
Is Witnessed by Scores
of Passera-by
(By United Praas)
Denver, Colorado, Dec- 18Band-
its escaped with currency estimated
at $100,000 today when they held
up the Federal Reserve Bank, i&
front of the United States mint her*
One of the guards of the bank was
killed. Three bandits carried out
the daring raid.
The robbers, with handkerchiefs
covering their faces, stopped thr
car in front of the mint and held
up the driver and the car. They
seized $100,000 in currency, leaped
into their large touring car and sped
Ota* of the mint guards opened
fire and riddled the federal reserve
car which he believed contained the
robbers The fno was returned by
the robbers and one of the guard?
of the federal leserve car, who had
been forced to abandon it, was shot
and instantly killed.
The license number of the car was
obtained and the police immediately
threw out a drag-net for the trio
The oar had just been unloaded at
thti mint when the bandits drew up.
The daring hold-up and gun-battle
was witnes?ed by scores of. persons.
The door of the mint was riddled
with bullets.
Mystery of Unaveng ed Death,
At Quebec on Every Tongue
Throughout Dominipn
By Nea Service
Montreal, Dec 18The myster
ious and unavenged murder at Que
bec- of Blanche Garneau, beautiful
young French-Canadian girl, i on
every tongue
thorughout the
width and the
breadth of the
It has fanned
into a new flame
the old discord
between the Brit
is and French in
the province of
It has been de
bated hours in
the Parliament
It has cost the
Province more
than $100,000.
It will very
ROii&RTS probably be an
issue at a coming Provincial clect
Meanwhile a royal commission,
headed by the chief justice of the
superior court is probing thfe strange
More than two yeais ago the body
(Continued on Page 2J-
Fargo, Dec. 18David Ugllrnd $f
Knox, N. D. will step from tne Leav
enworth Federal prison today right
back into handcuffs of the federal
Authorities waited completion of
his sentence following conviction of
using the mails to promote ail al
leged $230,000 fraudulent scheme, to
re-arrest him under a similar indict
ment. He will be brougnt neie to
be arraigned on a charge of sending
a bogus check to a mail order house
in payment foi several hundred dol
lars woith of goods. He is accused
with having committed the Secoild
offense while out under bond on the
first charge
Ugland, son of a wealthy and
prominent family, has been under
investigation for many year. H
was cashier of a national bank a
Knox when convicted in the state
courts and sent to the penitentiary.
Releabed on parole his record was
investigated and the result was an
indictment disclosing one of the most
daring lleire swindles ever carried
on in the tsate

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