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Willmar Young People Par
ticipants in Accident Last
Four young people of this city had
a narrow escape from death' about
9.30 ^'clock last evening on the Spicer
road when their car turned turtle.
They were riding in a Studebaker six
touring car which belongs to Mr. Au-remodeled
man of this city. His son was at the
wheel and was pinned under the car
when the other three occupants were
thrown out of the auto.
The accident happened as they were
rounding the corner about two miles
on this side of Spicer enroute towards
Willmar. The car turned turtle and
went thru a barb wire fence and land
ed in acorn field about 15 feet from
The driver was assisted from under
the car by three men who worked to
release him. The occupants were two
boys and two girls and they suffered
more or less bruises and cuts, but no
body received any serious injuries.
EVERY SQUARE INCH USED
Increased School Enrollment Cau
ses Economy of Space in School
Buildings This Year
Every square inch of available
space in side rooms and store "rooms
•will tbe used next term in the city
public schools due to the heavy en
rollment and the increase in the size
fthe student bodies.
In the Central building the following
changes have been made:
The mechanical drawing room, which
is not any too large, will be used by
other classes and the mechanical
drawing class will use the finishing*
room of the manual training depart
ment. This finishing room was used
iby the manual training department to
varnish and finish their furniture. Ei
ther the boys will not make furniture
this year or the one room left for the
department will become a well •stock
ed furniture store in appearance.
In the Central building a cloak room
is being remodelled for a class room
while in the Industrial building an
other "spare room" is being changed
as best can be done into a class room.
By these changes and others which
may be affected it may be possible for
the faculty to pack in the entire stu
dent bodies of the school system. That
this will be impossible next year with
an increased enrollment is expected.
There has been strong support for
th,e erection of anew Lincoln school
building. In the High School building
there are four rooms containing Lin
coln school children. These four rooms
should be in the Lincoln building but
conditions there are crowded. Conse
quently four rooms which are needed
by the High Schools are used by grade
children who come several blocks to
attend school. Altogether in the Cen
tral buildings there are six rooms of
children who should be attending the
Lincoln school but who cannot do sother
'due to the 'lack of room there.
Kandiyohi County Children to See
the Health Plays at State Fair
Health plays, the first of their kind
to be staged in the United States, are
being written and coached by profes
Specially trained children will be
the characters and they will play out
the story of "The Only Child," (you
know him!") "Little Mary Who Does
n't Eat" "Little Benny Who Doesn't
Want to go to Bed," and other dramas
featuring the perplexing problems of
feeding and training the youngster.
To help parents in the handling, of
these problems a child welfare exhib
it will be on display, with infant wel
fare nurses and teachers from the
University of Minnesota in charge.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Priam Ladies Aid will hold an
ice cream social at the home of E. S.
Barker Thursday evening, August 24.
A short program will be given. Ice
cream and cake, 15c. The proceeds of
this social will go to the Orphans
Home. Everyone welcome.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
An ice cream social will be given at
the Oak Park' M. E. church Thursday
evening, August 17. A good program
consisting of outside talent as well as
local talent--is being prepared. You
will be sorry if you do not go.
COLLIDE NEAR BALL PARK
Edgar Olson of this city collided with
a car driven £y a party from Minneap
olis Tuesday evening of last week.
The cars were somewhat damaged.
MOVES HIS STOCK
F. J. Haffin to Open His NeW Drag
Store Home on Litchfield
"'^'-... Avenue .'^'zi
Fred J. Hallin is diligently at wprk
this week in moving his- stock of drug
store supplies to his new home on
Litchfield Avenue which is now ready
for occupation. The new quarters are
rebuilt from apart of the Bergan Bros,
hardware room space which Paul He
din the owner of the building has .had
and a partition put into
place. Fred Poortinga has had charge
of the^ construction and remodeling
work. A big display front has been
•put in and every indication points to
a very attractive business place.
STOLEN CAR RECOVERED ','
AT SPICER LAST FRIDAY
The Ford touring car belonging to
John Kayanaugh of Murdock which
was stolen in this city Tuesday ev
ening last week was recovered at Spi
cer last Friday afternoon. The owner
was at once notified and came and
drove back the car the same day.
Mouse Frightens Woman and
Causes Her to Drop Lamp
Which'Sets House on Fire
The C. 'F-. O'Hair residence located
in the northwest part of Atwater was
totally destroyed by fire at 3 o'clock
Tuesday morning of last week. Mrs.
O'Hair went into the 'cellar for some
milk for the baby about three o'clock
in the morning and when she had on
ly a few more steps to the kitchen
floor a mouse ran over her foot which
frightened her and caused her to drop
the lamp. The lamp exploded setting
fire to her dTess and the house. In a
few moments the entire house was a
mass of flames. The fire~department
was called but the home and its con
tents were destroyed before the fire
The contents were entirely destroy
ed except a trunk containing import
ant papers. A sewing machine was
pushed out on the porch .but was later
destroyed before it could be1 saved.
The building was erected two years
ago this coming fall and was a story
and a half stucco finish. Part of the
inside had not been plastered.
The family is residing in the old
American House until anew residence
can be 'built. Mr. O'Hair figures the
total loss in the neighborhood of
$2500, with $1500 insurance.
Misses Verna Wahlstrand and Flor
ence Freeberg Are Bethel
The annual convention of the Lu
League, of the Swedish Lutheran
congregations in this district will be
held at Pennock August 26 and 27th.
The various leagues will eend dele
gates to the convention. The Luther
League of the Bethel Lutheran
church of Willmar will be represented
at the convention" by the Misses Ver
na Wahlstarnd and Florence Freeberg.
Anton Haroldson of Willmar is the
treasurer of the District Luther league
Musical numbers by several members
of the Willmar League will be render
ed on the program.
The business meeting will be held
Saturday and Sunday a day of ser
WON TALLMAN CUP
Richard Gratz Wins Tallman Tro
phy in Final Match With Dr.
The Tallman golf cup was won on
Monday by Richard Gratz in a final
contest with Dr. Porter.' The stand
ing for the eighteen hojles to be play
ed closed at the third Sole of the sec
ond round with the score of 7 up and
six holes to*go. Gratz played his best
game while Dr. Porter failed to show"
his usual fdrm.
The contest for the cup has been
going on for some time.
Last year which was the first time
the trophy was played for the" cup
went to Chas. Wallin. The name of
the winner is engraved on the cup
and placed in. the possession of the
winner for the year. When a winner
has been awarded the cup three times
it becomes his property.
CAR WITHOUT LICENSE
A. J. Thelander of Green Lake town
ship was'fined $5 and costs amounting
to S&10 in Municipal Court Monday
morning. 'He pled guilty to the charge
of operating a car without a license.
THE PASSING OF
Last Sad Rites for Late Mrs. An
drew Larson Take Place on
„,/,. Thursday Morning
Time has again called away one
of our well known early pioneer
women, Mrs. Andrew Larson of Will
mar, who passed away at the Battle
Creek Sanitarium Hospital, Battle
Creek, Michigan, on August 5th, at 5
P. M., from serious internal compli
Mrs. Larson's maiden name was
Mary Andine Anderson Hovde and
she was a daughter of P. A. and
ine Hovde. She was born on April
21st, 1849, at the village of Vigersund,
Western Modum, Norway. "..•-*
When about three years old the de
ceased came with her parents to this
country to Racine, Wis. They located
The late Mrs. AnCrew Larson
about a year later on a farm at Mar
tell, Pierce County, Wis., where,Mrs.
Larson during her* girlhood attended
the limited' country schools on the
frontier, together with church school
instruction. She was confirmed as a
member of the Lutheran church.
She soon became interested in the
millinery, and dressmaking work "at
PreScott, Wis., at which she continued
a number of years, until she married
on October 12, 1871, Andrew Lar
son of Willmar. She then came with
her husband to Willmar, and aided in
establishing a home which she main
tained in a most faithful manner for
the comfort of her family during a
time of over fifty years.
Mrs. Larson also entered with ef
fective effort into matters pertaining
to the welfare of community life with
attention to the sick and needy. She
was identified with various societies
for this purpose, and was elected pres
ident of the Kandiyohi County Public
Health Association when this w#s or
ganized, and continued in attending
and aiding therein until her health
fai]ed during the past two years. She
was a faithful supporter of the St.crete
Luke's Sunday School from the early
days and continued in contributing
to maintenance of that church during
her life time. The loca! pastor of the
church made regular calls on her atdone
the hospital, and when our Willmar
pastor, Rev. Stowe, of" St. Luke's
church, was on his eastern trip he
made a comforting call on her.
Mrs. -Larson leaves to mourn her
departure, her husband, her daughter
Mrs. D. N. Tallman, of Willmar, a son,
Archie Ilf! Larson of,WeiserT Idaho
a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alice K. Lar
son of Monrovia, Calif., eight grand
children a sister, Mrs. A. O. Sather,
and a large number of relatives.
Her husband, and daughter, Mrs.
Tallman, had been with her at the
hospital' much of the time, but she
recuperated so much at times that
they were#U)t present just at the time
of her passing away. Her doctor and
ever kind nurses were however pres
ently her side, and reported that she
passed away as if in quiet sleep with
out marks of pain and was unconsci
ous obly a shdrt time.
Funeral services were held on Aug
ust 10th. The ofliciating clergyman
was RJKV. S. C. Thorpe of Minneapolis.
The Willmar sextette beautifully sang
"Abide. With Me," and "Asleep in Je
sus, Blessed Sleep" tV'*.
TJie pall bearers were Messrs. E. C.
Wellln, G. E. Qvale, P. IB. Hong, C.
A.'Nelson, John Williams and L. A.
Wold 4 Honorary pall bearers were
J:M. Rainfe, E. H. Frost, J. M. Spicer,
C. Lorentzen. P. J. Haley, William
GUger and G. A .R. members, C. Hen
nings, J. B. Boyd and O. Z. Johnston.
TherJB was an unusually large lot
ot beautiful flowers from far and'near.
The banks and other places of busi
ness were closed during the hour of
the funeral in honor of the memory of
WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, AUGUST 16 1 9 2 2
INTOXICATED DRIVER &?££1
1v: ARRESTED BY SHERIFF
Arthur E. Larson Arrested Sunday
at Spicer Wh3e Dming Motor
Arthur E. Larson of Litchfield was
arrested by Sheriff Peter (Bonde while
driving a motor, car on the streets of
Spicer while in an intoxicated condi
tion last Sunday afternoon. His car
was seized and held. On Sunday ev
ening Larson. was released on sixty
dollars bail to guarantee his appear
ance in Municipal .court the following
Monday morning he was given a
hearing before Judge Mullerin Mun
icipal court and pleaded guilty to the
charge of driving a motor vehicle
in an intoxicated condition. He
was fined, and' costs amounted to
$58.10. Besides the fine he was pro
hibited from operating any motor ve
hicle for a period oS three months.
New Salvation Army Barracks To
Cost $13,000. Contract To J.
The contract for the erection of the
new Salvation *Army Barracks has
been let to the J. H. Olsen & Co.,call
builders. Building will commence as
soon as a loan can be arranged for.
"^he building which will be of brick
will cost in the neighborhood of $13,
0O0 and will be of two story height.
Tht old barracks which has been in a
dilapidated condition for years was
sold at auction* and purchased by the
Bonham Bros, at a price of $110. They
removed the building last week. It
was cut in two parts, one being used
as a garage.
The new building will have an aud
itorium with a comfortable seating
capacity of 300. Living flats will be
found in the second story.
New Structure Now Completed and
The new home of the Hoglund Hard
ware company which was recently
completed and has now been occu
pied by the-ifirm is a well constructed
and fully modern building. The mem
bers of the firm invites the public,
friends and patrons to their new home.
A period of three" months was re
quired to erect the building. Excava
tion work by Ed Nelson was begun
last spring on a 25 foot front and 80
ft depth on Litchfield Avenue between
the Palace Grocery and the Edison
Shop. The Hoglund Hardware purch
ased this property which is an excel
lent site for a business house from G.
Due to excessive rains some diffi
culty was encountered. A solid con
basement was put in. The joists
were not rested on brick but placed in
the solid concrete.
The erection of the building after
the completion of the foundation was
bjP John Skolheim. The- building
has a Height of two, stories. The four
outer walls are of solid brick. The
front has an excellent set of display
windows specially lighted during the
The first floor\ contains the large
sales room and stock display. This
room is well arranged and smacks of
business in its appearance. In the rear
is a large storeroom.
Hardwood floors are found thruout
the building. A steel ceiling has been
placed in the ground story.
The basement is full size, 2"5x80 ft.
Here Mr. ''August Hoglund has his
work bench and special conveniences
for handling of oil and freight have
The building has been made as fire
proof as is possible, to make it,
firm members declared.
The second story will'be used for
living flats and an additional store
room. The flat contains six rooms
and a large hall.
The storeroom on this floor mea
sures 20x40 feet.
The decorating work is now being
completed by John Burnevik.
The Hoglund Hardware Company
entered into business on Benson ave
nue in November 1921. They enjoyed a
good business in this locality. They
are now situated on an even,better
site and with their improved facilities
and increased store SRace they can
supply' improved service to their pa
trons and friends. -,
,, GREEN LAKE-Y. P. S.
The Green Lake Y. P. S. will have
an ice cream social at the Knut Knut
son .place Wednesday evening, Aug
T-rt 23 K*C£_ *r~i f^s&a^'
Willmar Port Will Send Delegates
"to Stab Conyention at Vh*
V,- fmia August 21-24 1
V|5 '. .,k-~
The Austinfr.Hanscom Post, Amer
ican JJegion of this city will be repre
sented at the state convention of the
American Legion'to be held at the ci
ty of Virginia on August 21 to 24.
The Willmar 'delegates are Com
mander H. L. Wadell, ex-commander
A."A. Blomquist, Paul Anderson and
W. E. Soderling The alternates are
Sivert Moe, George Brogren, Ed Sten
son and H. R. Pederson. Henry G.
Young of Willmar who is District
commander, will attend as a delegate
from this district by virtue of his of
The national commander, Hanna
ford MacNider, will be present at the
The Auxiliary will Te represented
iby Mrs. Ella M* Ramsett, Mrs. A. C.
S. O. Diffendorf and
Miss Marie Peayson. Mrs. Lida M.
Spencer,, who is a member of State
Executive Committee will attend.
The Legion delegates are asked to
for credentials' and round trip
identification'1 .certificates from Ed
ward TB. Olson at the Farmers Secur
ity State Bank.,
Candidates for State Commander
are Z. L. Begin of Minneapolis, who
was runner up for office last year, Ger
ald Barron of Cloquet, M. P. La Fleur
of Two Harbors and Victor Portman
Mrs. O. A. Olarlc of Minneapolis is
the only candidate who has been men
tioned-for-president of the state aux
E. JJ. Olson, Post Adjutant, of Will
mar, has received the following invi
tation from the mayor of the City of
Virginia, Minn., July 21, 1922.Nile,
The Post Adjutant,
The people of Virginia hope that
your post will have a good attendance
at the American Legion State Con
vention, which is to be held in our
city August 21st to 24th inclusive.
Virginia is doing everything in its
power to make this particular conven
tion the .best ever held. Lam "meeting
regularly with the convention com
mittee and know that the entire pro
gram will be tremendously interesting
to every member of your Post.
Therefore, in my official capacity, I
extend the hospitality of the people
of Virginia to you and urge all of you
that can to attend the Legion Con
Very truly yoursr
w. M. EMPIE
PRIZE WINNERS AT
Last Saturday the following prizes
were awarded at Weum-Eikjer's big
sale which is now in progress:
First prize, $16, C. E. Franzen, Box
Second prize, $5, Mrs. Fred Fdrtz,
Third prize, $5, Waldron Broman,
Fourth prize, $5 shirt, M. Akre, Rt.
Fifth prize, $3 shirt, J. W. Kendall,
60» Sixth Street.
Next Saturday another line of pri
zes similar to the above^will be given
PLAY AT ALEXANDRIA
Miss-Eleanor Lightner and Willmar
Players to Take Part in
Miss Eleanor Lightner of St. Paul,
former state open golf champion for
several years arrived today for a brief
at the D. N. Tallman home.
On Thursday Miss Lightner toge
ther with Mr. D. N. Tallman and dau
ghter Esther will motor t& Alexandria.
Here they will participate in a tourna
ment open to tourists and others and
in which cups will be awarded the
winners The matches will be held on
Friday and "Saturday of this week.
It is expected that many able' play
ers will enter the tournament. Miss.
Esther Tallman,fought in thefinalslor?
the state championship title recently
while Mr. Tallman is the Central Min
nesota -champion.,*• x~ -*^4M
The ladies of the Bethel Lutheran
church will give a food sale conslslihg
of bread, cake^cookies, doughnut»'and
l?ie at the Palace Grocery next Satur
day afternoon-. All the ladiea, are re
quested to bring one of these articles
to tie Palace byv noon,or, as soon as
,- &?$ ~*4_j
COPY.S CENTS 4
NEXT DENTAl CONVENTION
WILL COME TO WILLMAR
Willmar Dentists Attended West
Central .Dirt. Dental Conven
tion at Appleton
Drs. Porter, Hedin, Nixon and Ger
retson, dentists of Willmar attended
the annual convention of the West
Central District of the Minnesota ^Den
tal Association which held Its conven
tion at Appleton last Saturday. Drs.
Anderson and. Malmgren did not at
Dr. E. G. DeMott of Minot. N. D.,
conducted a clinic at the convention.
Dr. De Mott was formerly of Willmar
and New London. In this city he has
been associated with Dr. Gerretson.
Willmar secured the next annual
convention which will be held next
summer. Over one hundred dentists
are expected here at that time. The
attendance at Appleton was 58.
YOUNG BOY FRACTURES
LEG IN JUMP OFF TABLE
Loren Anderson, the five years old
son of Miner Anderson, fractured his
right leg last Saturday afternoon,
when he jumped off a table at his
hHJhie. The little boy was taken to
the Willmar Hospital for treatment.
Following is Program To Be Ren
dered Tomorrow Evening at
March, National Emblem, Bagley.
Overture, Poet and Peasant, Fr. V.
Waltz Oriental, Moonlight on theflats,
Overture, Diana, Morris-.
Trombone Characteristic, Sally
March, E Pluribus Unum, Jewel.
Selection, Prince Charming, King.
Fox Trot, Lonesome Mama Blues,
March, On to France, Crosby.
IMPROVING SPICER ROAD
Scarifying and Graveling Now Be
ing Done on Trunk Highway
Yesterday morning a state crew un
der the supervision of Supt. Mathies
began work on the Spicer road which
is trunk highway No. 4. Five' teams,
one tractor, -1 blade and a scarifier con
stitutes the equipment which is being
used. The teams are being used near
Eagle Lake on Thompson Hill.*
The road surface is being scarified
and then smoothened. 'Some six weeks
will be used for this work which is ex
pected to be completed about October
The state has appropriated some
$10,500 for the improvement of the
Spicer road. This road is in a very bad
condition compared to what it was
some years ago.
MAIL CARRIER'S MOTOR
CAR CATCHES ON FIRE
Willard Lundquist, sub carrier on
Route No. or had an exciting time last
Wednesday afternoon as he was.haul
ing mail on his route when the front
of his Briscoe car burst out in amass
of flames. He managed to extinguish
tbe flames with loose dust from the
road. The front part of the machine
was badly (burned. It istthot that a
short circuit was the cause of the
blaze. He was about two miles north
of this city when the car caught fire.
-BACK TO ROUNDHOUSE
A young assistant to the cooks for
the strikebreakers or "scabs" at they
Great Northern roundhouse came to
town Thursday intending to have a
pair of shoes half-soled. Some strik
ers observed him carrying the pair
of roundhouse shoes and .followed the
young man. At every shoe repair shop
he was joined by a number of strikers.
Finally he returned to the roundhouse
without the shoes soled. ,- 1
ATTENDED STORE OPENING
Visitors numbering some thousand
lin's.,on Fifthf Street lasfirm
when that concern opened its busi
ness in the city. The store haji been
beautified and presents a "very attrac
J-"- PAID FINE OF $8.00'
J. J, Rivkin was fitted 5 and costs
amounting to $3.10 in' Municipal court
Monday morning having been found
guilty of driving three cars with only
two license tags. •Mr%Rty_cin pled not
guilty and a trial, was held.
were guests the new of Wei meet at the-church Sunday Selling
promptly t_y keep ,paper coxatai^fS
Bonnie Jorgenson Use* Lift Byt^V
Style Shop to Occupy New and At
tractive Quarters on Bjenson
The Style Shop, Mrs. Mary^ yolk,
proprietress, will occupy nev and at
tractive .quarters on Benson avenue
after the remodelling and decorating
has been completed.
The Hoglund Hardware have now
entered their new building, making
vacant the excellent quarters- they
have occupied during the past eight
months fronting on Benson avenue.
The building to be occupied by ,the
Style Shop is practically anew build
ing and will be splendid rooms for
The second* story" will contain living
work on which is now going on.
Decora'ting and remodelling will be
completed so that occupation can be
made during the fore part ot Septem
D.N. Tallman Wins Medal PUy
., and Dr. Porter Handicap:
The regular weekly tournament was
held Sunday at the Green Lake Coun
try Club and was a sweepstakes con
test. The three low medal scores were:
D. N. Tallman, 35 and 39—74.
Oscar Oman, 38 and 38—78.'
Carl Wallin, 40 and 37—77.'
In the handicap race the following
standings were made, for eighteen
NUMBER 3 3
Bennie Jorgenson, son o|^TJ|epdore
Jorgenson of this oity.vwas accident
ally drowned at Devils lAke last Sun
day A message waa received an
nouncing the sad new* last Mpnday.
Bennie Jorgenson. left this city a year
ago last fall.- Me waar recently em*
ployed in a garage at Devil» i_ake.
The body will be. shipped, to .Cole
man, S. D,, for burial beside* the re- •'.
mains of his mother^ vThe funeral will
be under the direction of 'Ma grand
parents who reside at Coleman. Ben
nie was born at Coleman 2fi+ YfiUf ago
last November, the 29th. He leaves
his father, Theodore Jorgenson, a
brother, Walter, who is at present with
the National Guard at Lake City and
a sister Stella, who has a position in
a store at Coleman.
Score Handicap Score'
Dr. Porter 44, 42
J. R. Hultgren 43, 40
D. N. Tallman 3&, 39
S. O. Diffendorf 44, 44
Dr. Davison 41^ 41
Oscar Oman 38, 38
GUNDER AND GREIG WILL
BE HERE NEXT SUNDAY
Melrose is Booked for Next Battle
Which Is Its First Appearance
Melrose, the team which Willmar
trimmed at that place July 4th, will
be' the opponents for the next Sunday
afternoon at hree o'clock. This is Mel
rose's first appearance in many years.
"Chief" Gunder will be on the mound
for the visitors and will befeyoredby
the many baseball fans in the northern
part of this county who will come in
a body Greig will be the receiving
end for the Stearns County boga.
Johnson will be the.slabman for .the
local team. He is the favorite hurler
by the local fans. Ryan will be the
Within ten days a brisk pavement
platform will be in plac# at the local
Great Northern depot./William SaunO
of.St. Paul has the contract. The-"
brick- will be laid around the entire,'
station and eating hottse. Some 1406
square yards of brick Wlli be laid. A
crew of six men is employed to do the
work. Curbing wa»' first kid after
the tearing up of the old platform.'
Work commenced on July. 26th. ~r
LONG LAKE LUTHER LEAGUE
The Long Lake Luther League will:
I- 4««o AJVJJK JJRA^ jjfuiiivr ____Bax.ni wiif
Aug. 20. A good program will be ren
dered. An important business meet*
ing will be held and _U1 members of
the league are urged tofbe feretent.
FRACTURED.BON* IN FOOT#
Chester Lambert fraett_r*d a bonVf^
in his right foot last Friday afternoon
-while employed at the »reat North- TipM
em ice house. Heftp*tdropped al/
chunk of ice on hia foot alter whick|
he accidentally Tan the lcef4ong
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