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• Official Organ Of Th? Minnesota Chippewas.
i % ‘Tfrutb before Favor.”
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Vol. XXIV.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
Eo;ered at the Poatofflce at White
Barth, Minn., aa mail matter of the
second class.
Calling of a Council Saturday
October 23rd, 1956, at 2 o’clock
in the afternoon, for the purpose
of making of application to the
Secretary and to the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, for au early
payment to be made at once. .
It would be advisable to censid
er the appointment of a board,
who will pass on the li'hta of
minor children who are now on
the rolls and who would be
Everybody who is interested in
their childrens' welfare are re
qqested to take part iq this council.
Charles A, Fairbanks .
. -Secretary
Miss Ella M. Person, candi
date for the office of superin
tendent of schools, paid this of
fice a pleasant call last Saturday.
#&s Person hss lived in
jpep County practically all her
life, Her home is at Beaulieu,
Her ten years experience as
teacherJaihA ngaj schools aI
this county has given her some
knowledge of the needs of the
rural schools. According to our
knowledge and belief Miss Per
son is a mighty fine little woman
and is well qualified in every
way to attend to the duties of
the county superintendents of
fice if she is elected Nov. 2nd.
We knew Miss Person twenty
yeaps ago she was a littje
gif) and hgve often heafd or her
pjnee. She is a Christain woman
and a member of a church of the
same faith as that of her oppon
ent, Jas. Sweeney, the Catholic
Church. There is only one thing
which may cause Miss Person to
lose some votes which otherwise
she might have. This habit
should be counted in her favor,
if it were known to the voters;
namely, she is not a good poli
tician 1 . Shq r is not endowed
|;hp' o*' ’*gain or “nerve”
of most politicians. She is a poor
mi*er and it seems hard for her
to meet gtfftngers and give them
the usual ‘‘salve'* of the habitual
office seeking politician. Miss
Person is timid when it comes to
approaching strangers and tell
ing them how good S superin
tendent she would make if they
would help elect her to the office.
W<j.are timid taMW a<r*s
f effing you apput her. ip spite of
m- hjwidicapr
Miss Person’s political an
nouncement will be found else
where in this issue of the Fof
fo I/m Home-Built Boat
' A bo»t constructed by Frederick
Arendholz of Naugatuck, Conn.,
during his spare time for the last
nine years finally slid into the salt
water. The boat is a forty-two-foot
cruiser. Arendholz expects to live
in the boat when she U ready {or sen
yfill gptp Florida in
jier pext winter.
Hard pressed for husbands by the
shortage of men, German
are beginning to advertise in the
classified ad sections of the news
papers. Scores of newspapers are
Riding up reputations f\s
_ , , . ■ « . | marts. It is not uncommon to see
pcholajttQ StattMtt re forty or fifty '‘husbands wanted”
Out ot 1,000 children entering a< js in a single issue. One ad is
the first grade 199 graduate from ( headlined by the* word “Sunshine”
high school, 72 go to college, 52 :j n 30-point bold-faced type. "Son-
sophomores, 39 juniors, 30 ghine,” the ad continues, "is what
seniors and 23 graduate; 63 per a lonely girl of twenty-five would
cent of the pupils who enter gram- nv«> to bring into some lonely man's
mar school graduate. 4 home.**
—The Waub in Forum.
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
L. A. WESTON, Publisher
Advertising rates made knowo on
Selvig is the best man for Con
gressman, because he has a def
inite program for the better
ment of farming conditions. He
has a constructive program to
offer while the present congress
man has nothing except com
Protest voting may be all
right, to a certain extent, but
loses whatever force" it may
have had if made a permanent
policy. It is time for us to send
a new congressman to Wash
ington who is able to get results
for the district.
The frantic efforts of Mr.
Wefald to discredit and belittle
C. G. Selvig is one of the comic
features of th§ campaign. He is
not getting veery far with it.
People doivt .pay much attention
to this kind of blah blah any
more. They have heard too much
of it.
C. G. Sejvig has made a suc
cess in his present position. He
has a reputation of being able to
accomplish what he sets out to
do. He has the ability to explain
exactly what he thinks about
problems with which he is famil
iar. He understand* the prob
lems of agriculture here in the
northwest a well a* any man
here. Why not send him to Con
gress? He is likely to get some
results—and that is what we
People, aaa rule, are fair
minded and don’t like mud sling
ing campaign, no matter what
party puts it on. There is a good
deal of resentment over the tac
tics of the newspaper at Moor
head, known as the Country
Press, and being the personal
organ of Mr. Wefald, for its vio
lent and unjustified 9ft
C. G. Sejvig, all of which" have
been easily proven untrue. We
predict that Mr. Selvig, and pot
Mr, will profit by the
activities oi this paper.
C. G. Selvig says the present
disparity in price between the
products of agriculture- and the
products of indpstry are mainly
due to the tariff, and that a
new adjustment is necessary to
bring equality. He points out
that nearly two billion dollars
Worth of fawn products are im
ported into the tJnited States,
tnost of which can be raised
here, while the tariff waft shuts
put nearly all competition with
the factories. Mr. Selvig says
the tariff should be made pro
tective for both agriculture and
industry, before we can attain
equality of price level for both.
—Ulen Union.
Palace “Ostrich JFarpiV
The whl|s room l« Buck
ingham palace In which ladles about
to be presented at court sit In rows,
has been irreverently named by junior
member! of ♦** Tuyul household as
the “ostrich farm.” The reuson Is
that hundreds of ostrich fepJhQrs have
tippfitefl lfl thflWfom w'hlfe the
women werp presentation l fi
the thrpne room- Some wore as many
as three big feathers.
Advertise for Mates
Defective Page
White Earth, Bed her County, Minnesota , Thursday, Oct. 21 1926.
Minutes w Special In
dian Council Meeting
Minutes of a special meeting
of Chippewa Indians residing at
White Earth, Minnesota, which
was held in the School Dining
Hall at 2 o’clock P. M. October
16, 1926.
Pursuant to the following no
tice which was published in the
Tomahawk, a weekly newspaper
of wide circultion, and which
was posted in public places, the
meeting was held at the place
and date named in said notice.
"A special meeting of the Lo
col Council of the White Earth
Reservation, will be held at the
village of White Earth, Minne
sota, in the District School buil
ding on Saturday afternoon at
2 o’clock, October 16, 1926, for
the purpose of securing the
wishes and recommendations of
the Chippewa Indians of the
White Earth reservation, rela
tive to opening, and financial as
sistance said Indians may de
sire to permit. It is respectfully
urged that this council be largely
attended by every person in in
terest as the matter at hand is
important to all concerned.”
The meeting was called to or
der by Henry Selkirk, Chairman
of the local council, shortly af
ter 2 o’clock in the afternoon,
October 16; 1926.
E. A. Allen, Superintendent of
the Minnesota Consolidated
Chippewa Agency at Cass Lake,
Minnesota, addressed the meet
ing and stated the purpose of
the special meeting which was
interpreted to the Indians by
Joseph Morrison.
The Superintendent called for,
nominations of candidates "to
preside as chairman at this spe
cial meeting.
A. C. Beaulieu was duly nom
inated and there being no other
nominations offered, the nomin
ations wye closed and A. C.
Beaulieu was elected unani
mously, whereupon said A. C.
Beaulieu took the chair and pro
ceeded to have a secretary elect
R. G. Beaulieu was nominated
but he declined.
Ch.y/les Fairbanks was nominat
ed, and upon moticn duly, made
and carried the nominations were
closed, said Charles Fairbanks
was elected as secretary unani
Upon motion made and record
ed and carried Joseph JJ or^son
was elected tq act as interpreter.
The fteverand Abbot of St.
John’s College . at Collegevifie,
Minnesota, wgs present and ex
plained gt lenthg his wishes in
regard to the reopening of the
former Boarding School. After
many speeches by the leading
members of the Indians and
much explaining by Rev. Abbot
and Superintendent Allen the
concensus, of opinioq
to favcu' suqh '* assistance as
the Reverand A|>bot.
; U P
tite the chairman
asked for an expression from
the assembly -as to their wishes
in the matter,
Niles Beaupre moyefl fldflPit
the fqllawip# This
tnotion 'was seconded by T- B.
Whereas, the bureau of Cath
olic Missions and the St. Bene
dict Order, are contemplating
th# re-opening of the - fowher
Gpvevument Bearding School at
White Earth, Minnesota, to be
conducted as a school for boys
of the Chippewa tribe, and
Whereas, if spch sgtypol i$ op
ened apd epnduQted aa aforesaid,
for the benefit of the Chippewa
Indians generally, said Indians
feel that said Mission and Order,
be assisted financially from the
Tribal funds of the Chippewa
Indians of Minnesota.
Therefore, be it resolved • by
the Chippewa Indians, in council
assembled at White garth, Min
nesota, this 16th day of October,
,1926, that we favor an appro
priation from said Tribal fund,
Sufficient to pay a tuition of the
•um of One hundred twenty-five
($125.00) dollars, for each
Chippewa student, per school
year, enrolled in said school.
Some objection was raised as
to the wording of the resolution
as introduced, when Joseph
Morrison moved to amend the
resolution so as to read “Tribal
School Fund” instead of Tribal
Fund. This motion was seconded
by T. B. Beaulieu,
i The motion to amend the res
olution as aforesaid was carried
(' The resolution was then offer
ed to the assembley for adoption
as amended and was carried un
After some discussion as to
the ownership of some of the
buildings is was moved and sec
onded that the Indians donate,
Gratuitously, those buildings
constructed with Chippewa fun
ds, to the Order of St. Benedict
for a school for Indian boys,
this motion was carried unani
\ After an informal request for
the Superintendent to assure iy»
of an early payment 6f our in
terest money the meeting was
adjourned without date.
Mrs, Carrie H, Beau
pre Passes Away,
Mrs Carrie H. Beaupre, who
hit made her homo here the pat t
twenty years, and who was well
hnown and beloved to all, passed
•way quietly at her home Monday
rtOrning, October IS jMts. Bean
pre was 84 jaare old and remark
abljrspry for her advanced ago,
baring lived a'one and having
done her own work until iho re
ce it illness which resulted in her
Mrs. Fred Peake and son Niles
*re tfie closest relatives she leaves.
She is also survived by several
Definite arrangemet ts for th
funeral have not been made yet.
Sciaaora and Sheara
The terms “selssoyg” otul "shears”
are used or. less interclmnKcubly
most sections of the country. As
a rule, however, the term “shears"
when the Implement Is large,
"sclsspra" when It Is small. In
the hardware trade all such Imple
ments having a total length of six
Inches or leas are called scissors, and
exceeding that length are called
Treating Nervousness
Those who have broken frym
mental labor hftvjp rest from
tyoufeht; but they should not
be to'believe that li| Is (tnngerou*
to use mwtkl power* ht alt
pro Ippiiped to regard their con
dition a» worse than It really is. Thin
Slate Of mind lr unfavorable to re
covery and should not be encouraged.
Explore WtH **PpNed
\Vh?U Albert Smith ajnO' three
friends set °ut |o climb Mount Blanc,
each look tour, guides, together with
twenty porters, to carry provisions,
which Included twenty loaves, ten
cheeses, four legs and four shoulders
of mutton, six pieces of beef, one o,(
veal, fonr dozen fowls and Chocolate,
sugar, wine and orl e d Iniita.
Now Big Industry
The manufacture of gutta-percha
was begun In the United States In
1848. In that year the first submarine
£ahle 1$ tblft or any other country to
bo Insulated with gutta-percha was
laid across the Psssalc and Hudson
rivers for the telegraph line between
New York and Philadelphia.
Oriental Rug Material
Moat oriental ruga have a woolen
warp- They are apt to be crooked on
account of the elasticity of the wool.
For this reason, cotton Is supplanting
wool, especially for the large rugs
piade to order for the European and
American markets,
Drug Addict Outside
Circle of Humanity
For two years I was a slave to
drugs. Do you know what that
means? To begin with, you lose
all sense of moral values. You are
incapable of distinguishing between
truth and untruth. You lie glibly,
freely, with an increasing appetite
for falsehood.
You lose all sense of humanity,
so that when the hunger, when the
terrible hunger for dope is on you,
you would cheerfully take the bread
from the mouth of a small child
if it would give you what you want.
You lodb all sense of cleanliness.
This is, indeed, inevitable. The act
of bathing, even of washing, is no
longer a physical delight; it be
comes a physical torture, so that
you shrink from the impact of wa
ter with the same horror as the
victim of hydrophobia.
You lose all sense of love. You
regard your nearest and your dear
est merely as means to one ghastly
end—the provision of dope. Then
your nerves go. You see things
which are not there; you hear whis
perings; if you touch a book, a
chair, the contact suggests some
thing foul. The most familiar ob
ject has a dark clamminess.—
Daphne Lucas, in Hearst’s Interna
tional Cosmopolitan.
Naturally Had Lost
Track of Happenings
In a certain National Guard unit
of Indiana that arrived in France
soon after America’s entry in the
World war, there was a young lad,
who, however brave and patriotic |
he might have been, was' undeniably ■
exceedingly ignorant.
On returning from the hospital ,
following an illness, he was greeted*,
by bis bunkmatee in duo army t
fashion, which, while seldom de-1
monstrative, is always welcome to j
the returning soldier. Hardly had i
the slow-thinking boy settled him-1
self on his cot when he heard Jerrv,
who was lying on the cot next to i
his, reciting lines. Now, it is only
fair to say that. Dumb, as his mess
mates called him, had struggled
for many painful hours trying to
master his general and special guard
duty orders (which he never did),
and that Jerry, a quick-witted city
hoy, had made him the butt of many
jokes in the past.
Jerry wt*a redtlng Lincoln’s “Get
tysburg Address,” but he faltered in
the midst of it and forgot the next
line. “How does it go from there,
Dumb?” he asked.
“How should I know?” whined
Dumb, “I’ve been in the hospital
for ten days.”—lndianapolis News.
Holy Land Little Changed
The scene, the men and the cus
toms of the ancient Sea of Galilee
reirmin much the same todny as
they were twenty centuries ago, ac
cording to William Lyon Phelps of
Yale, who la now visiting the Holy
land, in an article in Good House
keeping Magazine. As in Bible
days, when Christ bade the fisher
men leave their net* and spread
the gospel* the Sea of Galilee today
in fish and supports a scat
tered population of flsherfolk. The
town of Tiberias mentioned in the
Bible still survives, hut Capernaum
lies in ruins, ps was prophesied. The
sea is of grdat beauty, Doctor
Phelp’s article says.
Auto Enemy Subdued
Thes* “puncture vine," the worst
enemy of tires with whioh Cali
fornia motorists have to contend,
has .toot its match. Treatment of
the vines with a cheap mineral oil
results in their speedy ..death, and a
second treatment finishes the de
struction of the troublesome burs
that attach themselves to the treads
of tires and work their wiry points
through to the tubes. The scientific
namo of the vine is one of the most
appropriate ever invented by a
botanist, tourists believe. It is
called “Tribulus terrestris,” which
means “trouble of the earth.”
Published in behalf of, and
to eeoure the welfare of the
Indians of the United States.
Incident That Gave
Popular Dance Name
It was from-a wriggle of delight
at hearing her favorite dance tune
played that her famous dance, the
shimmy, developed, says Gilda Gray,
according to an article by Sidney
Sutherland in Liberty. She had not
yet reached Broadway, but was sing
ing and dancing in a cabaret in
"One Saturday night,” she ex
plains, "the joint was jammed. I
was feeling fine. When the orchestra
began the Beale Street Blues, my
favorite dance number, I happened
to put my hands up over my head
and half closed my eyes and be
gan to shake my shoulders. The
place went wild. I had to do it
over and over. After that I did
nothing but put that dance on.
"One day I was walking down
the street and saw two little colored
kids all excited. One of them held
a fluttering moth by one wing. ‘Boy,
look at dis bug shimmy,* one of
them said. ‘She sho’ is doin’ the
shimmy,’ the other kid replied.
"I got a great hunch—l made up
my mind to call my new dance the
shimmy. And as far’s I know that’s
the first time my dance ever was
called the shimmy.”
Scientists Out to
Measure Sun*s Rays
Oddly enough, one of the most
primitive regions in the world soon
will be the scene of one of the most
exacting and far-reaching under
takings of modern science. In the
wild plateau land of the Hottentots
and the bushmen are to be set up
the most delicate instruments of
astronomy in a remarkable attempt
to establish a means of making ac
curate long-distance weather fore
Dr, Charles G. Abbot, head of
the solar radiation expedition of the
National Geographic society, recent
ly announced that Brukkaros, in
southwest Africa, had been chosen
as the site for an observatory where
the sun’s rays will be measured
every day for a period of four years.
These measurements are expected
to determine whether variations in
the sun’s radiation can be gauged
accurately enough to predict weath
er changes far in advance. Bruk
karos was selected for the experi
ments because of its clear, -cool cli
mate. —Popular Science Monthly.
A now printing office joke was
born the other day in an Indiana
town where the printing plant was
being moved to new quarters after
several years' stay in one building.
The movers delved down through
a huge stack of papers, all sorts
and sizes, the accumulation of years
of the editor’s “laying back for fu
ture reference.”
Suddenly one rushed from the
building and hailed a passerby:
“Say, we’ve found an antique, a
real one, in there!” he exclaimed.
“It's the original orders that Noah
got when he was told to embark
on the ark!”
Eye i Not Hurt by “Movies”
Motion pictures do not injure the
eyes, vision experts of both Amer
ica and England find, according to
the Eve Sight Conservation Council
of America in a report summarizing
No definite reports of any spe
cific harm or injurious effect, and
but few complaints of incon
venience are disclosed. “This leads
to the conclusion,” says the coun
cil, “that under favorable condi
tions, moving pictures do not cause
serious eye fatigue.”
Irrigation Dam for Mexico
Plans have been approved for the
construction of a large irrigation
dam on the Papigochi river, in the
Guerrero district ,of Chihuahua,
Mex., at an estimated cost of 5,-
000,000 pesos, according to V ice
Consul C. W. Lewis, Mexico City.
Work on this dam, which is expect
ed to irrigate fully 60,160 acres of
land, will be commenced in the
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No. 30
Real Antique

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