$2,600,000 Project Had Prelim
inary Hearing. Continued Un
til Octolfer, 1923
The hearing on judicial Ditch No.
13, a $2,600,000 project, was contin
ued in District Court last Monday and
the matter will again, be brot np a year
from date. The lawyers acting on the
case requested the court to continue
the case to the next October session.
Judge Daly of Renville was on the
bench. The attorneys for the peti
tioners were T. O. Gilbert and L. D.
Barnard and tor the objectors Attor
ney E. P. Peterson of Litchfield and J.
M. Freeman of Olivia.
This particular ditch which is the
most important ditch ever construct
ed in this county and which has at
tracted more attention than any such
ditch, drew an attendance at the hear
ing which filled the courtroom. The
hearing opened at ten o'clock in the
morning with some 200 individuals
affected by the ditch, pNresent.
This large ditch undertaking pro
vides for the drainage in the town
ships of Fahlun, Lake Elizabeth, part
of Whitefield, Roseland, Lake Lillian
and East Lake Lillian in this county,
parts of Osceola and Brookfield in
Renville County and Cosmos and part
of Danielson townships in Meeker
The total area embraced would be
some 100,0100 acres most of which lies
within the boundaries of Kandiyohi
County. This part within our county
is estimated at some three-fourths of
the total area. As there are about 800
parties affected by the ditch 75 per
cent of these reside in the Kandiyohi
County townships named.
The work provides for 85 miles of
open work and 7fi0 miles of tile. The
plans also provide for the maintaining
of Big Kandiyohi Lake and Lake Lil
lian which are gradually being re
duced in their water levels. The ditch
will have an average depth of 15 feet.
The petition for the construction of
this large ditch was made in 1921
7 parties interested signed a
petition and presented, it to the court.
The ditch will be the largest ever
attempted and embrace the widest
tracts of land. The ditch will start in
town of Fahlun and terminate near Ce
dar Mills in Meeker County.
S. B. Gardiner of Benson is the en
gineer who drew up the plans which
arc now on file in the District Clerk
of Court's office in the County court
LEFT FOR BOSTON
Dr. B. J. Branton of the Willmar
Clinic left last Saturday afternoon for
Boston, to attend the American Col
lege of Surgeons. He was elected to
membership in this distinguished body
last year. Each year the prominent
surgeons from all over the United Sta
tes gather for tho interchange of the
newest ideas in their profession and
to see the new work that has been
perfected in surgery during the past
year He will return to Willmar on
RETURNED FROM WISCONSIN
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson and
family ot Willmar left on Sunday, Oct.
15, by car for Minong, Wis., where
they visited with a sister, Mrs. Carrie
Anderson, and a niece, Mrs. A. S. Gil
bert. They made the trip by way of
Duluth where they visited with cou
sins, Peter Wallin and family. They
a'so visited with cousins, E. Berquist
and family at Farwell They returned
to Willmar on Saturday, Oct. 21st.
BAND CONCERT SOON
The Willmar Municipal Band is
planning for a concert during the ear
ly part of November. This will be
the first concert sines the outdoor
programs were given. The public will
indeed look forward to the coming
ADDED A CHAPEL
The Willmar Furniture Company
are remodeling a special room which
was vacated by the Erickson & Erick
son firm and will make the spacious
place a Chapel. This will be a fea
ture of the undertaking services of the
Ole Erickson has sold his interest in
the Pacific Sash & Door Company as
he has secured other interests in No.
Dakota where he may make his home
with his family.
He was a member of the firm since
it organized some seven months ago.
LADIES AID SALE
The ladies of the Swedish Mission
church will have a sale oY fancy arti
cles in the church basement Friday ev
ening, November 3rd, beginning at
7:30. Refreshments will be served
after the sale. Everybody most cord
Sum of Ten Dollars Giyen by Group
of Girls. Mothers Gave
Three cars carrying seven Willmar
girls and their mothers autoed to the
Orphans Homes near the city last Sat
urday carrying with them good cheer
and baskets of good things' to eat. The
young girls thru sales of candy had
raised some ten dollars which they
brot and donated to the homes. The
mothers of the girls made up a large
number of tasty lunches. All thentno
tored to the homes where the orph
ans were given a treat which they all
The seven girls who showed this
charitable interest were the Misses
Pearl Benson, Gladys Lewis, Doris
and Juluiet Sattergren, Ethel John
son. Pearl Elkjer and Agnes Elkjer.
Ford Car and Wagon Collided.
Man Thrown Over Fence, Hor
ses Run Away
Axel Swenson, who resides on the
Nels Sletten farm near the city par
ticipated in an accident when the Ford
car which he was driving collided
with a wagon driven by a man from
Benson. The wagon was completely
demolished and the driver hurled from
the vehicle over a nearby fence. He
fortunately did not sustain any injur
ies. The horses fled. The Ford car
radiator was badly battered.
IN STATE CONTEST
Several Hundred Answers Gave
Plenty Work to Contest Editor
The answers to the Tribune State
Name Contest published in our issue
of October 11th, drew a much larger
response than was expected. We felt
that practically all of the Tribune
readers would look thru the puzzles
but did not expect the hundreds" ttf
letters that were received. They made
quite a stack on the Contest Editor's
The answers came early Thursday
morning, October 12th, and kept com
ing until the contest closed on Satur
day of last week.
The contest was not a difficult one
and the puzzles did not require much
time and brain work to solve. Most of
the answers received had the names
of the states correct. In neatness how
ever most of them fell down the scale
quite rapidly. So many had the cor
rect answers that the selection of the
winners was based on the care with
which the contestant sought to give
her answers and how neatly she had
written her solution. Some very neat
letters were received and also were
correct. Other very neatly written
letters had some extreme mistakes.
Here are some of the mistakes
Iowa was the stumbling block for
most of those who failed to give a cor
rect solution to the 8 cartonettes. This
was the 6th illustration on the page.
For Iowa many had guessed: Ohio,
Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Massa
chusetts, Colorado, Idaho, Vermont,
Wyoming. Texas and California. The
Contest Editor expected to find every
one of the 48 states guessed in place
of Iowa. The Iowa puzzle was indeed
the most difficult of the eight.
The next difficult one was New Jer
sey. This was the second illustration.
For this name many had guessed Ken
tucky, Delaware, Texas, Idaho, Geor
gia, Louisianna and New Hampshire.
For Connecticut some had guessed
Idaho and 'Rhode Island.
The following are the seven winners
who will receive one dollar each for
having returned the correct and neat
answers selected by the Contest Ed
Oscar A. Fossum, New London.
Mrs. Oscar Thulin, Kandiyohi.
Edith E. Bergquist, Willmar.
Mrs. Ingvald Rykken, Willmar.
Meneva Miller, Willmar.
I. M. Wright, Willmar.
Herbert (Feig, Jr., Raymond.
The correct state names are as fol
2. New Jersey.*
A chicken supper and program will
be given on Wednesday evening, Nov.
1st, by the Ladies Aid of the Lake
Lillian Baptist church. A program will
be given at eight o'clock, followed by
AT SYNOD CHURCH
Certificates Given to Class of.Nine
teen at Services Held on
A class of nineteen young people
were confirmed last Sunday at the
special services held in the morning
at the Vmje Synod Lutheran church
in the city. Rev. Arnt Vaaler, pastor
of the church, conducted the catech
ization and examination of the class.
The church auditorium contained a
Six of the class were questioned in
the Norwegian language and the re
mainder in the American. Four of the
class are from the Solomon Lake con
gregation. Most of the class has been
instructed during two summers.
Certificates were awarded the mem
bers of the class.
The class this year was the smallest
that Rev. Vaaler has confirmed at Wilf
mar. Last year the class numbered
20. The following received their cer
Robert Joseph Swenson.
Melvin Osuld Sletten.
Nils Edmund Alvig.
Alvard Julin Elhngbce.
Sofie Mildred Sletten.
Irving Chester Olson.
Lloyd Harry Johnson.
Roy Clifford Johnson.
Harold Everett Hagen.
Marvin Joseph Sletten.
Walter Arnold Olson.
Elmer Melvin Hvam.
Arnold Wallace Holt.
Sigurd Toral Fosso.
Arthur Elroy Johnson.
Hattie (Bernice Ragna Thompson.
Florence Augusta Wacker.
Margaret Helen Swenson.
Eugene Hed is enjtertaining at a din
ner this evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Emil Lindskog. The staff
of nurses of the Willmar Hospital
and Clinic are guests.
VOLUME 2 a 14 PAGES WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 25, 1922 PRICE PER COPY, 5 CENTS NUMBER 4 3
HENRY YOUNG'S CASE
IS NOW SUBMITTED
Will be Up to Judge Daly as Soon
as Briefs are"
The mandamus case of Henry G.
Young vs. City Council of Willmar
came up before Judge R. T. Daly this
morning. George G. Chapin, Attorney
for the American Legion of St. Paul
and Judge T. O. Gilbert appeared for
Mr. Young and L. D. Barnard of Ren
ville, C. A. Oberg and Charles Johnson
for the city. The question at issue is
whether or not the law of 1JKL9 govern
ing appointment of ex-service men
takes from the city council or other
governing bodies the right to use their
discretion in making appointments.
Members of the city council were call
ed to* testify as to the competency of
Mr. Young. The attorneys were giv
en twenty days in which to prepare
briefs and then Judge Daly will ren
der his decision in due time. Very
likely the case will go to the Supreme
Court, as the Legion officials ate de
sirous of having the law passed on by
that tribunal. In the meantime the
City of Willmar must pay expenses
and busy men lose valuable time in
order to settle a question that any
person with ordinary common sense
knows should not be raised at all.
PARENT TEACHERS MEETING
About three hundred people were
present at the Teachers and Parents
get-together meeting which was held
in the High school gymnasium on Fri
day evening. The meeting gave the
parents a chance to meet the teachers
and to become better acquainted with
school work and thus bring about bet
ter ha(rmc(ny between parents, and
teachers. A very fine program was
given. After the program games were
played and the evening spent in a so
cial way. Later in the evening a
splendid lunch of ice cream, cake and
coffee was served. Mrs. C. E. Ander
son acted as master of ceremonies.
The gym was appropriately decorated
in Halloween colors.
—Mr. and Mrs. Edgren and Burdick
Johnson of Fahlun were Willmar vis
O. J. KVALE
Progressive Candidate for
Who Will Speak at
ember 1, at 8:00 P. M.
HAWICK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, AT 2:30 P.M.
HERE ON FRIDAY
Esther Pearson, Soprano, To Ap
pear,at Bethel Church on Fri
Esther Pearson, soprano, will ap
pear in recital this coming Friday ev
ening at the Bethel Lutheran church
under the- auspices of the Men's So
ciety of the congregation. This is the
second appearance of Miss Pearson in
recital in Willmar. She is known to
possess a voice of excellent tone qual
Miss Pearson has selected a very
well balanced program of vocal num
bers. The four Swedish numbers will
be found especially acceptable by a
large portion of the audience.
The following is the program pre
pared b'y Miss Pearson:
1. Nymphs and Shepherds .Purcell
Pale Moon Logan
The Brownies Leoni
The Supreme Adventure
Cornet Duet, Clarence Granoski,
2. Aria—"From Thy Love as a Fa
ther" (from the1 Redemption)
3. *I villande skogen Folksong
•Fagelns visa Soderberg
Jeg saa dig Ljunggren
Ack, Varmeland Folksong
Flute Solo. Edward Quam.
4. Homing ...*. Del Riego
Cradle Song Kriesler
The Icicle Bassett
Ho! Mr. Piper Curran
A Birthday Woodman
Amy Fridlund at the Piano.
•As sung by Miss Pearson. Columbia
Third County Tournament at Pen
nock Next Sunday, Oct.
Plans are being made for a horse
shoe tournament -at- Petmock -tor re
sidents of Kandiyohi County next
Sunday^afternoon, Oct. 29, at 2 o'clock
p. m., if weather conditions permit.
The game will be played by teams
and entries will be received until 16
teams have signed up. Entries should
be made not later than "Saturday, Oct.
28th. The teams will be divided into
groups of fourr each team playing 3
games of 50 points each.
Each player to pay 25c entry fee
which will be divided among the four
Eight courts have been laid out, and
games will be played according to the
rules of the National association.
The former winning team .of 'Pen
nock has agreed to choose other part
ners so this ought to give all players
an even chance.
Coffee and doughnuts will be sold
on the grounds for ten cents for the
benefit of the local club.
It will cost you nothing to look at
the games, so come and see some good
SUPPER AND BAZAAIR
The Philathea Class of the First
Baptist church will have a sale on
fancy articles next Saturday after
noon, Oct. 28. in the church basement.
Supper will be served beginning at 5
o'clock for 40c. Menu: Escalloped'
potatoes, meat balls, creamed peas,
beet pickles, Parker House rolls and
dark bread. Pie-a-la-mode and coffee.
Everybody cordially invited.
One of our local young men, Joseph
Feleen, while attending school At Man*
kato, Minn., received a telegram of
fering him a position with the Bank
ers Supply Co. of Chicago. Mr. Feleen
left for Chicago the morning of Oct.
17th to take up his new work.
Selby Ogren had the misfortune of
breaking his arm last Friday. He was
attempting to crank a Ford and the
engine back fired, causing the injury.
The boy was taken to the Willmar
Clinic ^irhere Dr. A. F. Branton took
x-rays and reduced the" fracture.
Fred Tevick of Minneapolis but for
merly of the town of Irving was sent
enced to 6 months in Jail after having
been found guilty of the sale and pos
session of liquor.^ Judge Morris is
showing no mercy for those who deal
in this traffic.
N SURPRISE PARTY./ ,V
A surprise party was held on Mrs.
Pete,I?alen at Jier home oh Friday,
Oct.- 20th, the occasion: being her
birthday anniversary/ There were ab
out twenty guests present, tate in the
afternoon f. lunch was served, that the
NEW COAL YARD
A. J. Ekander Proprietor of Will
mar Fuel Co. on Pacific Ave
A. J. Ekander, assisted by his son
Charles Ekander, is the proprietor of
a new fuel company in our city. The
new firm bears the name of the Will
mar Fuel Co. The yards and offices
are located on Pacifie Avenue between
10th and 11th Streets. A building 18*
0 feet containing 5 bins will be later
enlarged to bins. The firm will han
dle high grade soft and hard coal. The
hard coal is hand picked coal. The firm
also handles stove wood.
Mr. Ekander is handling North/ Da
kota lignite. He has been in the coal
business for several years at Willmar.
The phone number of the firm is No.
TAMPERED WITH LOCKS
Two Garages About to be Forcibly
Entered When Thieves are
Car thieves threatened and attemp
ted to break into two private garages
at the residences of Peter Bassebo and
E. K. VanDyke The thieves were
frightened away before any damage
had been done except to the lock on
one of the garages.
Both of the garages were about to
•be entered late Sunday night. A neigh
bor driving into his garage cast his
front lights towards the other garage
where the- Aleves were at work. Put
thus suddenly in the limelight, they
Paul J. Smith and Magnus Johnson
Talk Progressive Poligcs to
Paul J. Smith, personal represent
ative of Samuel Gompers, and Magnus
Johnson, Farmer-Labor candidate for
governor, addressed a crowd—last
Thursday evening which crowded the
Masonic basement to the doors, many
being turned away for want of stand
Smith spoke first sketching the
struggle organized labor has had, and
how the politicians under the bi-par
tisan control of old line republicans
and democrats have played fast and
loose with them. He made a forceful
presentation of the increasing dom
inion of the 'Big Six" in the commer
cial life of the nation and showed
where independence of the small bu
siness man will soon be a thing of the
past unless the common people assert
themselves. The farmer is absolute
ly at the mercy of this combination
now, and organized labor is making
a desperate' stand for their right to
a voice under what conditions they
Shall tfork. How closely" the cause
of the farmer and the laborer are knit
together was brot out. Mr. Smith's
address made a profound impression
on his audience.
Magnus Johnson, the choice for
governor of the farm-labor forces, was
next presented and made a character
istic address, pledging himself, if el
ected to economy in state affairs, and
to the cutting off of a large number of
the unnecessary "inspectors'* chasing
around the state. He emphasized his
opposition to the state police. He felt
he was among friends among the peo
ple of his neighbor county, who are
familiar with his efforts to rally the
farmers to help themselves by organ
ization. Mr. Johnson has long been
one of the leading men in the Equity
movement, the struggle in North Da
kota of which led up to the rallying of
progressive forces in a political way.
On another pageL the Tribune prints
this week extracts from Mr. John
son's key-note speech, along the lines
of which he would have spoken had
his time not been shortened by Mr.
Mayor Lawson presided at the
meeting and Mr. R. €. Sletten, can
didate for State Senator, spoke brifty
at the outset pledging his best efforts
for the public weal.
This was the first Teal, enthusiastic'
political meeting of the campaign at
The Bethel Ladies Society will hold
a -food sale consisting ot home made
bread, cake, cookies, pies and dough
nuts this coming Saturday, October
28, at the Palace Grocery. The ladies
are requested to oring the food at
noon or as early as poii^je%^-- *,-
*_ FOOD S A
A food sale will be held In the Ack
erman Meat.Market on Saturday,. Oct.
28th, by the1 ladies of the St Mary's
ME A CONVENTION
Entire Wimnar Faculty to Attend
Sessions. Dliss Krefting to
CATHOLIC CHURCH TO BE
DEDICATED WED., NOV. 8th
Archbishop Dowfing Will Attend
Dedication'Senrices of New
Church at Willmar
The new Catholic church will be'
dedicated on Wednesday, ?ov. 8th.
Archbishop Dowling will be present
as will also a number of visiting cler
gy of the surriunding towns.
The new church was occupied for
the first time last Sunday, mass hav
ing been said for the last two months
in the Majestic theatre. The new
church is SS^feet long and 44 feet wide
in the transepts.
The church is not completed as yet
but all the minor things will be fin-:
ished in the course of the next two
BICYCLE SMASHED IN
AUTO ACCIDENT TUESDAY
Earl Peterson Escapes Injury When
Earl Peterson narrowly escatyefd ser
ious injury when the bicycle that he
was riding was hit by a car driven
by Mrs. Herman Nelson at the corner
of Litchfield avenue and Fourth St.
about 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon. It
seems that Mrs. Nelson was driving
west and turned' the corner to go
south on Fourth Street and the boy
did not see her coming. Mrs. Nelson
was not going very fast at the time
and she applied the brakes hurridly
which stopped the car in a/few feet.
The boy and the bicycle were tak
en from under the front part of the
car. The boy, Earl Peterson, the son
of Ole Peterson, was not injured but
his new bicycle was entirely destroyed.
RED CROSS MEETING
'"The Kandiyohi County Chapter Red
Cross will hold a business meeting on
Saturday afternoon at three o'clock,,
Oct. 28, at the County Nurses office in
the Courthouse at which time election
of the Board of Directors and all other
matters of importance will be brot be
fore the meeting.4 All members are
urgently requested to be present.
.. Mrs. L. A. jorstad, Secretary.
Miss Dida Nieuwenhuis of Corsica,
S. D., and Erwin Bolt of Raymond,
were united in marriage at the home
of the bride in Corsica. Mr. Bolt is the
hardware dealer at Raymond.
The newlyweds arrived in Raymond
last week. Mrs. A. Bolt who attended
the wedding also returned with them.
The happy' couple will make their
home in the flat above the hardware
store. Their many friends wjsh them
a happy journey thru marriedL life.
Prof. N. B. SwaIin after an illness
for some time this summer^has recov
ered quite well and Will open his stu
dio on October 28th. fie will especial
ly stress the quartette," sextette and
octette work in violins.
Ever see spooked ghosts, witches,
ever Have your, fortune told, want to
have a good tide? Come^torthe "Big
Penny Carnival" at tit Thorpe school,
Dist. 81 North. Saturday eve, Oct 28.
.The entire faculty of the Willmar
Public schools will attend the sessions
of the Minnesota Educational Associa
tion at the St. Paul Hotel and. the city
Auditorium. The faculty numbers
some fifty instructors.
Miss Emma Krefting, of the Normal
Training Department ot the. Willmar,
high school, will speak on Friday fore
noon at the Knights of Coluiribus Hall.
Classes .closed in the schools of the
city at noon today.'The children will
thus have a vacation for the balance
of the week.
The conventions opens Wednesday
evening and concludes on Friday.
•Besides the faculty, Mrs. Geo. Bro*
haugh, Mrs. Arthur Erickson and Mrs.
McCIafiin will attend the sessions.
Beatrice Anderson, teacher.
Thei-e will W ii in of S
Housekeepers Clui) on Monday, Oct -\'1
30th, at 3:W o'ctdpk at the Public'v&f?
Rest RoonL Alt JAemhers interested
are requested to b* present. .**
The Women's At
will not meet Thi
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