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VOLUME 2 7
THE PAVING BONDS
HAVE BEEN SOLD
$250,000 to $300,000 Certificates
Were Sold Monday Night at
Six Per Cent Par
The Willmar paving program for
1922 is now an assured fact. The coun
cil will have the cash to offer contrac
tors when proposals are called for ear
ly next year, and that will mean ad
vantageous bids. A joint option bid
bv representatives of Gates, White &
Co.. Weils-Dickey Co., and Kalman,
Wood & Co., to take the issue at six
per cent par value, and pay for all ex
pert legal service and costs' of bonds
was confirmed by the respective hou
ses by telegram last night.
The special meeting of the city
council called for the purpose of con
sidering bids for furnishing money
opened rather gloomily. No sealed
bids had been filed. Representatives
of five financial institutions were pres
ent however. These houses were Ga
tes. White & Co., who purchased the
water main and sewer extension bonds
last summer, Wells-Dicky Co.. Kalman,
Wood & Co., Drake-Ballard Co.f and
First National Bank of St. Paul. Am
ong local citizens who showed an in
terest in this big transaction by their
presence wea-3 C. W. Odell, P. B. Hong,
Samuel Nelson and Wm. O. Johnson.
After some preliminary discussion
open bids, were taken which was start
ed by Mr. Quist for the First National
Bank of St. Paul at .94. A recess was
taken to give the representativas time
to consult their chiefs. By small de
grees the bidding proceeded. The
high point at 97-74 was reached by
Gates, White & Co., which was not
raised. The council went into exe
cutive session and rejected all bids
and called for new. bids to be opened
The point which prevented the hou
ses from not making better bids was
the undesirability to investjrs of se
curities of short time certificates run
ning from two to eleven years. Had
the time been extended to fifteen or
twenty years better bids were prom
ised. But the council was J.oath to
compel property-owners to continue to
pay interest on assessments any long
er than eleven years and so refused to
extend the time. The great amount of
such short time certificates also made
each bond house timid about assum
ing the task of disposing of them at
a better figure. The limit the instruc
tions from the houses had placed was
Before the council adjourned three
representatives of the houses first
named above had a consultation and
asked for a joint option bid to take
the certificates as called for at par, the
bid to be referred to the respective
houses a:id subject to telegraphic ac
ceptance with'n twenty-four hours,
This bid was accepted by the council
and agreement signed. At five o'clock
yesterday the deal was ratified over
This sale of securities, the largest
in the history of the city, removes all
uncertainty as to the immediate pro
ceeding with the paving program and
a busy winter is in prospect for the
council in determining many features
of the work.
Home Talent Play To Be Staged
Two Evenings Next Week at
The home talent play "Settin' Pret
ty" to be staged by the American Le
gion in the city will be played here
on Wednesday and Thursday of next
week. December 28 and 29, at the
Dreamland Theatre. Both perform
ances will begin at eight o'clock. The
play is a musical comedy and the
story winds about a scene on the bat
tlefields of France. Several musical
numbers by a male double sextette and
vaudeville numbers will be given.
The following is the cast:
Billy Wingate Margaret Koch
Countess de Montegon
Sergt. Druxy Russel Curran
Private Clancy Donald Hahn
Corporal Elliott Lr. Ehrenberg
Major Hanson Sophus Larsen
Clarette .. Muriel Otterness
Suzette Myra Ruddy
Mr. Bishop Herbert Hengstler
Doughboy Louis Halvorson
A male chorus directed by Miss Nell
Robbins will be composed of the fol
lowing: Timar Norling, Dr. Jodapp,
Elbert Gilbertson, Norman Tallackson,
Horace Spencer, "Happie" Hanson,
Oswald Thunstedt, Louis Halvorson,
Ed. W. Olson, Monroe Nichols, D.
Pau'.son and Thorwald Thorson.
Louis Halvorson will contribute sev
eral vaudeville numbers. An orch
estra of seven pieces will furnish the
GLACIER TRAIL ASSOCIATION
IN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Road Organization Represented
Here By A. C. Carlson of Will
mar. Date Jan. 12
The National convention of the Gla
cier Trail Association has been set
for Thursday, January 12. 1922, at the
Curtis Hotel, Minneapolis.
Subjects of vital importance to this
trail, Willmar and vicinity, will be
discussed. National officers will be
elected and other important business
transacted. Good speakers have been
obtained, including Mr. Babcock of
the Highway Commission as well as
speakers from Iowa and Missouri. Five
hundred or more people are expected
to be present.
REHEARSAL DATE CHANGED
The rehearsal of the Willmar Chor
al Society will not be held next Tues
day evening but the following Friday
evening. This change was deemed
necessary as Tuesday evening of next
week will be one of many Christmas
programs and entertainments thus
preventing many members from being
A splendid rehearsal was held on
Tuesday evening. A good attendance
was gratifying and much was accom
plished in the chorus singing.
OF LEGION POST
H. L. Wadell Elected To Head
Hanscom Post During Com
ing Year. Other Officers
H. L. Wadell was elected new com
mander of the Austin F. Hanscom
Post No. 167 at the annual meeting of
the Post held last Wednesday even
ing, Mr. Wadell succeeds Henry G.
Young as Post Commander. The at
tendance was good and many matters
of importance came before the meet
The election of officers resulted as
Commander—H. L. Wadell.
Vice Commander—A. F. Rranton.
Adjutant—Edward' E. Olson.
Finance Officer—LeRoy Christian.
Americanization—A. E. Carlson.
Athletic Officer—R. J. Hodapp.
The executive committee is com
posed of the following—A. A. C. Blom
quist, H. G. Young, Archie Carlson,
C. J. Ehrenberg and H. V. Larson.
The treasurer's report revealed that
the Post is in good standing financially
and has over two hundred paid up
memberships. The Post purchased a
$5 Health Bond and allowed a sum
between fifty and one hundred dollars
for relief work to be carried on by
Miss Imsdahl the county nurse and the
Salvation Army. A committee was
also appointed to co-operate with the
relief organizations in. the use of
The Post was informed that the dis
abled World War Veterans at the
Thomas Hospital at Minneapolis were
allotted to the local Post with the re
quest that it supnly them with good
ies and other gifts of good cheer. A
committee was appointed to take this
matter in charge.
The auxiliary of the Post served
lunch following the business meet
Ne!s Strom, who is our local tiler,
was out at Nels Anderson's tiling to
gether with his partner. Harry Lind
berg, Tuesday. In the evening when
the boys were to return to this city,
Nels was cranking the Chevrolet car
when it back-fired and the crank
struck Strom's right arm and broke it
at the wrist. His partner started the
car and took Nels to the Union Clinic
where his arm was set and bandaged
by Dr. H. V. Hanson.
The Majestic Theatre will give a
free matinee Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock. The management has decid
ed upon the free show in place of a
Christmas tree program. Parents can
leave their children at the theatre and
call for them at 4:30. The pictures
are specially selected and of excel
ELKS GIVE AID
The local B. and P. O. E. lodge lias
placed at the disposal of Miss Inga
Imsdahl our county nurse a certain
sum to be used in work being done
for defective children. This donation
will come into immediate and benefi
cial use. The lodge will also this year
as formerly send out its Christmas
The Rebekah Lodge entertained at
the Odd Fellows Lodge Rooms last
evening at a splendid lunch. The mem
bers of the order were the guests.
Willmar Choral Society Will Ren
der Carols Friday Evening
at 7 30 o'Clock
The citizens of Willmar are invited
and hrged to attend the simple Christ
mag program to be given Friday even
ing near the Community Christmas
Tree at the intersection of Fourth St.
and Litchfield Avenue. The Willmar
Choral Society at its rehearsal Tues
day evening sang thru a number of
the favorite Christmas carols and will
render these as a simple Christmas
Tree program. Time is set at 7:30.
The school children are singing ev
ery afternoon at four o'clock the car
ols which they have%been practicing.
On Monday afternoon the Lincoln
school children sang, yest&rday after
noon at the same hour the Garfield
children, this afternoon the Lafayette
school boys and girls are expected to
sing if the weather permits.
Tomorrow the Central school chil
dren will sing which will bring to a
close the singing by the school chil
It is hoped that the St. Luke's
church choir will sing Saturday after
noon. This matter is being consider
ed by the choir at their rehearsal this
The marriage of Christ Christeason
and Ellen Skaalerud of Norway Lake
took place at the Lutheran Synod par
sonage December 20th, by Rev Arnt
Vaaler. The attendants were Mabel
Skaalerud and Alfred Skaalerud. The
couple will make their home at 515
Nelson avenue. The grbom is employ
ed in the Great Northern roundhouse.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ole Skaalerud.
Willmar Vs- University Five To
Clash Monday Evening on
The first game of the season for the
local Legion quint will be played next
Monday evening, December 26th, at
the High School gymnasium. This
game promises to be a lively affair.
Willmar's opponents will be the Uni
versity "Wildcats, a team made up of
University students and prominent
athletes of that institution who failed
to make the first squads. They are
known to be a fast team. Willmar
will be strengthened by the return of
Harold Severinson, forward on the
University varsity five. Hartwick and
Orlean Christian from Parker College.
Local fans will again be pleased to see
this trio in action especially the first
named who has shone as a bright lum
inary at the University.
The lodhl quint has been practicing
two evenings each week. The quint
will face its first district rival on Dec
ember 30 when Appleton comes here
for what promises to be a battle royal.
WON DOUBLE HEADER
Last Friday, Dec. 16, Kerkhoven
High School basket ball teams won a
double header. The boys team .de
feated the Raymond quint 34-20, in a
game featured by the basket shooting
of Capt Sundeen for -Kerkhoven, who
made ten field goals. Lund of Ray
mond and Kambestad of Kerkhoven
were also bright lights in the game.
The local girls playing for the first
time run up a score of 38 points ag
ainst the fast Grove City team, who
were able to garner only 10 points.
Bernice Nelson was the high scorer
of the evening with fourteen field goals
to her credit.
If you wish to do your Xmas shop
ping Saturday afternoon bring the
"Kiddies" to the Majestic and let them
see a good clean comedy FREE. You
can call for them at 4:30. They will
be well taken care of The boys will be
seated on one side of the aisle and the
girls on the other. All children be
tween ages of 3 to 12 years admitted
M. F. SCHMITT.
12 PAGES WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, DEC 2 1 1921 PRICE PER COPY, S CENTS
A Very Merry Christmas
TO OUR READERS
Is the Wish of the
Willmar Tribune Workers
A. E. Edblom of Eugene, Oregon,
Brother of Mrs. Andrew Ray
of WBmiar, Passes
Friends and relatives of A. E. Ed
blom of Eugene,: Oregon, were shock
ed to receive the news of his sadden
death thru accident early Saturday
morning. Mrs. Andrew Ray, a sister
of the unfortimaite man, received the
telegram Saturday morning that he
was seriously injured. An hour after
wards another message told of his
death from the injuries received.
The late Mr. Edblom was a man of a
generous and kindly nature-and it is
said of him that every three weeks he
would send his mother, now staying
with Mrs. Andrew Ray, his personal
letter. She received the last letter
on the very day he passed away.
He was also a brother of Ole E. and
Lars Erickaon. Erick E. Nordin of
Lake Lillian, Matt and Aaron Erick
son of Niobe, N. D. The late Mr. Ed
blom and wife visited here one year
ago last summer and have many
friends in the county. Besides his
grief stricken wife he is survived by
two sons who hold trusted positions
MOST IN HISTORY
Largest Volume of Mail on 7th
Day Before Christmas In
Folks actiml1fjf%8*m to have finally
learned quite thoroiy the lesson that
early Christmas mailing guarantees
practically that Christmas parcels will
reach their destination. Our post
master tells us that on Monday which
was the seventh day before Christ
mas, saw the largest volume of mail
entered at the Willmar postoffice in
its history. This heavy mailing on
Monday indicates an improvement in
mailing parcels at Christmas season.
During Christmas time it appears
that those who give and those who re
ceive find delight in the act while the
mail carrier and clerk has the burden
of the work in carrying for the mail.
Saturday evening about 45 persons
gathered at the home of A. L. Lind
blad to spring a surprise on Mr. and
Mrs. O. L. Larson, who have recently
been married. Mr. Larson has inter
est in the garage on Third and Litch
field in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Lar
son were asked to Lindblad's for sup
per, but did not expect to see a large
crowd gather to surprise them. The
evening was spent in playing games
and various other amusements. A
very delicious lunch was served at
eleven o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Larson
were presented with a purse of mon
ey from the ones present and the nur
ses of the Willmar Hospital and Clin
ic presented them with a casserole.
The ones that planned this surprise
were Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lindblad,
Harry Anderson and Adolph Johnson.
Everybody reports a good time espe
cially Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Larson.
ON KG PUZZLE
Judges In Tribune Popular Puzzle
Swamped With Lists To
The three judges of the popular Tri
bune "T" puzzle which came to an
end on December 15 are still working
diligently in examining the huge mass
of letters which have poured ino our
office. They are preparing a master
list which will faciliate the checking
of the replies submitted. The judges
are doing painstaking and thoro work
and are sparing not time to make ev
ery just decision in examining the
lists. They expect to be able to give
a complete report for our next week's
issue. The judges are: A. Struxness,
Theo. Sampson and Harry Wahlstrand.
David Nyvall, Jr., conductor of the
Willmar Choral Society and piano in
structor in a studio in the Tribune
Building, has resigned as head of the
Conservatory of Music at Minnesota
College. The resignation takes effect
the first of the y«ar.
John Thunstedt Represents Local
Union at Owatonna Conven
tion Dec. 12 and 13
John Thunstedt returned Wednes
day fjrom Owatonna where he was a
delegate from local No. 12 of the Min
nesota conference of Bricklayers, Ma
sons and Plasterers, which was held
there on Monday and Tuesday, Dec.
12 and 13. Some thirty delegates were
Willmar secured the 1922 State Con
vention to be held the second Monday
and Tuesday in December.
The convention went on record fa
voring the eight hour day. The con
vention looked for better times by
spring and some reduction in wages
All officers of the convention for the
past year were re-elected.
Willmar will indeed be a splendid
host to the 1922 convention to be held
in this city. The Commercial Club
thru its president and the City of
Willmar thru its mayor extended an
invitation to the Bricklayers, Masons
and Plasterers to hold their 1922 con
vention in Willmar.
This evening the Willmar High
School quint will play the Kerkhoven
team on the local floor. This will be
the last game before Christmas. The
girls game will be a preliminary be
tween the local High school lassies
and a team from Kerkhoven. The
Kerkhoven boys are reputed as a fast
It is expected that another game will
be played during the holidays in ad
dition to the St. Cloud game on Jan.
6th. when the Maynard boys and girls
may be taken on.
IN GUN ACCIDENT
A. G. Molander Injured When
Loaded Gun Accidentally
While in the act of removing among
many other articles, a loaded single
barreled shot gun from his motor car,
at his residence Friday afternoon, A.
G. Molander suffered a severely
wounded wrist when the weapon ac
cidentally discharged. Mr. Molander
had used the car on a hunting trip and
had left his equipment including the
gun in the car. Intending to remove
same into the house he picked up the
gun and other articles and in some
manner it was discharged. The char
ge struck Mr. Molander's left fore
arm near the wrist. The member was
badly mangled. Dr. I. S. Benson of
the Union Clinic was called immedi
ately and dressed the wound. He was
taken to the Rest Hospital where a
careful examination was made of his
injury. It appears that no amputation
will bes necessary as was at first fear
ed. Mr. Molander's friends are pleas
ed to learn that he will retain the
member. He is getting along very
nicely at this time.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Nearly 2.000 years ago the Judaean
hills resounded with the glad song of
"Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men."
The Christ of God had come born
of a virgin, in Bethlehem of Judaea,
even as God had said. Since that hour,
men have found peace only in Him
peace with God, peace with men, peace
with self within. The needs of today
are inherently the needs of peace and
good will. Solution of problems in
ternational and domestic, depends up
on and centers about the hope of
peace. Shall we not turn to the Christ
of Peace, knowledge of whom guar
antees the fruition of our highest
hopes of freedom, peace, and good
May this Christmas be to you a
Merry Christmas indeed partaking
of the spirit of the Christ In every
particular.—J. Renwick McCullqugh,
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church.
GOOD CHEER FRIENDS
SURPRISED AL SHOSTEM
Kandiyohi Man and Family Object
of Big Surprise Thursday
Some two hundred friends had care
fully planned a complete surprise and
mission of good cheer on Albert Shos
ten and his family Thursday evening
at the Woodman Hall at Kandiyohi
village and the event was carried out
with a pleasing success. Apprecia
tive of the deep loss suffered by Mr.
Shosten in the death of his wife his
many friends from the Tripolis and
Kandiyohi Lutheran congregations
and many also from Willmar, planned
a gift to Mr. Shosten and succeeded in
securing a sum of $415. This purse
was presented at the surprise Thurs
day evening. Talks were given by At
ty. Charles Johnson of Willmar, Hon.
Hemming S. Nelson of Lake Elizabeth,
and Rev. Hjalmar Tillman of Tripolis.
Mr. Shosten gratefully responded and
acknowledged the gift.
Those who were present from Will
mar were Mr. and Mrs. August Lund
quist, Atty. and Mrs. Charles Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson and N.
NEW PASTOR FOR
Rev. C. A. Yonngstrom Has Ac
cepted Call To Serve Swed.
Mission Church Here
Rev. G. A. Youngstrom of the Beth
ania Mission Church in Minneapolis,
has formally accepted the call to serve
the Swedish Mission**Church congre
gation in the city. He will assume his
new charge here on April first. Rev.
Youngstrom while conducting services
in the local church some time ago,
made a very favorable impression and
his acceptance of the call has been re
ceived with much pleasure by the con
Rev. Youngstrom is a comparatively
young man of experience in the min
istry but is viewed as one of the most
capable pastors in the covenant. He
is a fluent speaker both in the Swed
ish and English languages, is a good
singer and above all, has a good Chris
He has been a pastor for three years.
The Bethania congregation numbered
in its fold as many souls as the local
The reason for his delay in assum
ing his duties here are that his work
at the Bethania and at Minnehaha
Academy necessitate him staying
}-l"r.neapolis until i: the spring. He
has a class of confirmants on whom
he wishes to confer the rite of con
firmation. Also he is instructor in
Minnehaha Academy and it would be
difficult to close his work there dur
ing the middle of the school term. Fur
thermore he wishes to give his con
gregation three months advance not
ice of his leaving.
In the meantime the pulpit in the lo
cal congregation will be occupied by
Rev. Nathaniel Franklin and Dr. O. R.
HERE FROM NEW YORK
F. M. Beaucage of New York city
arrived Sunday morning for a visit
during Christmas at the Mrs. J. Berg
lund home. His wife has been a guest
at the Berglund home since the death
Of the late John Berglund. Mr. and
Mrs. Beaucage will return to their
home after the holidays.
HOME FROM DARTMOUTH
William and Richard Gratz return
ed last week, the former during the
fore part and Richard on Saturday
from Dartmouth College at Hanover,
Mass., where they are both enrolled
as sudents. They will spend the hol
idays at their home in the.city.
Roosevelt school at Pennock will
give an entertainment Dec. 23, at 8:30
at M. W. A. Hall. Admission and
lunch 25 cents.
CAR IN DITCH
Last week while Louis Felt was driv
ing out East on the pavement he had
a minor collision with a car driven by
a stranger. Felt's car was forced into
a ditch with a badly bent'fender. Jol
ly-Baker Motor company dispatched a
car to pull the machine out of the
SURPRISED BY FRIENDS
LeRoy Christian was the object of
a surprise planned by his friends and
well carried out at the home of Mrs.
J. W. Kent Thursday evening. A six
o'clock dinner was served. Covers
were laid for twelve aod the evening
TRAINING WITH NURSE
Miss Lillie Wroolson of Belgrade is
assisting our county nurse, Miss Inga
Tmsdahl, and is taking training under
her instructions. -\, ,^ 1
AT SAINT LUKTS
The Her. Walter & Stowe Insti
tuted As Rector In Local
Friday, December 16. the Rev. Wal
ter H. Stowe, was instituted as Rector
of St. Luke's Church by the Right Rev.
Frank Arthur McElwain, Bishop of
Minnesota. The Bishop, Rector, Sen
ior and Junior Wardens, Dr. E. H.
Frost, Mr. H. Wiggins, and the
choir entered in procession singing
"Lord pour Thy Spirit from on high."
The Bishop read the Letter of Insti
tution, the Senior Warden presented
the keys of the Church and the Rec
tor received them as a token of par
ochial recognition, After prayers by
the Bishop, the Rector concluded the
office with prayers for himself and the
parish, ending with the "Veni Crea
tor" sung kneeling by the Rector and
Then followed the office of Confirm
ation. Twenty candidates were pre
sented by the Rector and confirmed
by the Bishop. They were:
Ethel S. Baker.
Roy W. Baker.
Gertrude Marjory Campbell.
Robert LeRoy Campbell.
James Richard Cleary.
Pearl Emma Freeberg.
Douglas Hart Gerretson.
Robert Dale Hahn.
Owen Z. Johnston.
Verna Eugenia Klrkpatrick.
Erwin Nels Larson.
Robert Victor Malmgren.
Newell Ellsworth Nelson.
Edna May Olson.
Thomas Henry Olson.
Anna Margaret Petersen.
Elizabeth Ann Spicer.
Helen Elisabeth Vail.
Clifford Dalbert Westgard.,
The Bishop preached to the large
congregation on the nature and work
of the ministry and priesthood *from-1
Corinthians 4:1: "Let a man so ac
count of us. as of the ministers of
Christ and stewards of the mysteries
of God." ir .'--
RETURN GAME HERfe
St. Cloud will be played here In the
second game with that aggregation in
this season on January Oth. St. Cloud
won from the locals on their floor by
the score of 16 to 12 in a very close
contest The locals are confident that
they will turn the tables oh the
Stearns county boys this trip. The
school holiday closes on January 8th
so that the game will be played while
the va .ration is still on.
ENTERTAIN8 AT DINNER
The M'sses Alice and Clara Mag
nuson entertained six of their friends
at a seven o'clock dinner at the Carl
son cottage at Eagle Lake last Thurs
day evening. Music and a social time
was enjoyed thruout the evening-. De
licious refreshments were also ser
ved before returning home.
RED CROSS RETURNS
Half of the Comity Reports Mem
berships To Date. Gty In
complete at $401
The 1921 Red Cross Roll Call in
Kandiyohi County is still on with
about half of the county having sent
in their returns. Willmar city is as
yet incomplete with $401 paid in mem
berships. Albin Carlson is the city
Some weeks ago the Tribune pub
lished a list of those units reporting
to which the following have been add
ed in recent days: Lake Lillian, Chas.
Flann. chairman, $3L60 Harrison, N.
E. Halvorson, chairman, $23 Arctan
der, Andrew Boe, chairman, $46 Col
fax (Incomplete) $J4.T6 Wfllmar
township, (incomplete) $30 Dovre
(incomplete) $14J»0 City of Willmar
It is expected that the drive will be
completed by the first ef next year.
A complete report will then be made
SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Jerry A. Englis* fa surprised
Sunday evening at her home on Third
Street South by fifteen at ner friends.
The occasion waa her birthday. The
guests spent the evening in a social
A, Christmas progras* and Spoon
Social is to be given at District No.
10, Monongalia School, which la half
a mile west of Burbaaft church, ea.
Friday evening, the tweaty-third ot
December, at eight o'clock. A cordial
invitation is extended to aH.
Stella E. Andertoa. Teacaer.
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