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Monday evening's regular meeting
of the Board of Education developed
some unexpected fire-worka when a
delegation of taxpayers appeared be
fore the Board to present a petition
for the re-instatement of the present
librarian who was not re-elected, at the
annual election of teachers Monday,
March 27. Mrs. Emmy Steinhauser
has filled the position of librarian for
two years and had expected to be re
elected but apparently Superintendent
Gloor had other plans mind for he
had notified another one of the teachers
that the position of librarian would be
vacant and asked her whether she
would accept it some two or three
weeks ago.
Dissatisfaction Expressed.
Dr. Joseph H. Vogel had opposed
the action of the Board in failing to
elect Mrs. Steinhauser and also in the
matter of salary reductions. Mr.
Vogel felt that Mrs. Steinhauser had*
not been fairly treated because she
had been given no notice whatever
that she was not to be re-elected nor
was she asked to appear before the
board nor consulted in any way. She
was simply dropped from the list and
was not notified in person. When a
number of New Ulm people learned
of this action of the Board there was
considerable dissatisfaction expressed
and a petition was circulated in the
business district and signed by practic
ally every business man asking that
the matter be reconsidered. The peti
tion as signed follows:
New Ulm, Minn., March 29,1922.
To the Honorable Board of Education,
Independent School District of New
New Ulm, Minnesota.
Petition for Re-instatement of
Whereas, your Honorable Board,
under date of March 27, 1922, held a
meeting for the purpose of selecting
teachers, inclusive of a librarian, for
our public schools and
WHEREAS, at said time, the pres
ent librarian, Mrs. Emmy Steinhauser,
was denied a renewal of her contract
as such librarian for the ensuing year
WHEREAS, under date of March
28, 1922, Supt. Gloor, in writing, (a
copy of which said letter is hereto at
tached and made a part hereof) noti
fied the said librarian of such ter
mination of her contract, setting forth
commendations of the work done by
said librarian, together with an alleged
claim of "evidence of disharmony and
lack of co-operation," without specify
ing wherein and whereof such claim
consisted and
WHEREAS, said commendations
and alleged claim and reason for denial
of a renewal of said librarian's contract
are contradictory in their terms and
do not square with sound common
sense, justice and fairness therefore
WE, the undersigned citizens, resi
dents, freeholders and taxpayers of the
City of New Ulm, respectfully petition
your Honorable Board to reconsider
your action with respect to the dis
charge from service of the said librarian
and that the said librarian, Mrs. Emmy
Steinhauser, be granted a hearing upon
the question of reinstatement as such
librarian in our public schools.
A delegation of taxpayers appeared
before the Board at their Monday
meeting with the petition and its
signatures but were treated rather
summarily by President Mueller of the
Board. The taxpayers asked that
Mrs. Steinhauser be given a hearing
but Mr. Mueller, informed them that
the Board would not do this without
first talking the matter over among
themselves. Mrs. \t. Krook who
acted as spokesman insisted on
right to a hearing but Mr. Mueller
declared that he did not have to yield
to their wishes in the master and laid
the subject on the table without calling
for a vote. Mrs. Krook informed the
meeting that it was her intention to
see that things were cleaned up, that
there is a general feeling that the
School Board is dominated by
man and that that man does not even
send his own children to the public
schools. She declared that Mis
the members pf the School-Board with
the charge that two of them hafl voted
against Mrs. Steinhauser for the reason
that she, Mrs. Steinhauser, had failed
$a greet them or their children, when
meeting them on the street. Mrs.
Krook told them also that another
reason Mrs. Steinhauser had not been
found satisfactory was because she
had been more strict with the pupils
than the pupils liked. Mrs. Krook
said that she had interviewed various
people who have children in the schools
and found that these different children
were agreed that Mrs. Steinhauser
made them come to time but that she
was all right if the children behave
right. Mrs. Krook declared that the
local schools are badly in need of whole
some discipline.
Mrs. Krook called attention to the
letter which was written to Mrs. Stein
hauser informing her that she had not
been re-elected. The letter, which
Mrs. Krook had a copy of, was as
New Ulm, Minn., March 28,1922.
Mrs. Emmy Steinhauser,
New Ulm, Minn.
Dear Mrs. Steinhauser:
Allow me to inform you that the
annual election of teachers was held ont
the evening of March 27th.
The Board wishes to commend many
excellent features of your work. You
have always been prompt and punctual
in the performance of your duties.
You have done all the mechanical work
required of Librarian with scrupulous
accuracy and ^neatness, and you have
created in the Library conditions con
ducive to study.
(Continued on page 6.)
Whether or not New Ulm is to have
a baseball team for 1922 was unani
mously decided in the affirmative when
a large number of baseball enthusiasts
and fans met at the Commerical club
rooms Sunday morning for the purpose
of deciding this momentous question
and to devise ways and means to secure
the necessary funds to finance the pro
position. Fifteen of those present
signed a guaranty of $100 each. This,
however, is not to constitute the entire
amount to be collected for baseball
purposes. A committee consisting of
Wm. B. Mather, W. J. Julius, Alfred
W. Mueller, W. S. Vercoe, P. D. Min
ium, J. A. Ochs, H. H. Walter and Cy.
Groebner was appointed to solicit
financial aid from the business and
professional men and other baseball
enthusiasts. It is intended to carry
on the financial end of the baseball
team along lines similar to those in
vogue 'last year. Twenty-seven
signed the $100 guaranty last year and
it is hoped to raise the number to
thirty this year.
S in a a *ff e?pe*ed be with the
list for personal reasons and confronted local team aa pitcher as soon a» whooj
has closed^ The only jpther,,local
men that are payable at tVf(Present
time sr WJLt&m^ 1 Joseph
According to this arrangement,
those who sign the $100 guaranty will
be paid back allthe money that has not
been actually expended for baseball pur
poses. Should such an unforeseen
condition be brought about that an
actual profit could be reported at the
end of the baseball season, this will
not go to the guarantors but will re
main in the tjreasury for subsequent
years. Last year those who paid in
their $100 guaranty were each paid
back $65.00 so that their actual con
tribution to the cause was $35 and no
Officers Chosen.
F. D. Minium and Elmer Backer
were selected as managers of the team.
Dr. J. P. Graff was elected president,
P. J. Eichten vice-president and Wm.
P. Backer, secretary and treasurer.
Prospective Team.
There is very little of last years'
baseball team left. Wm. Born who
was catcher last year has signed up
with a baseball team at ^Rockford,
111. Roy Borchert, one of the pitchers
is at present in training with the Te
cumseh Indians, Harry Standard,
stop is now with one of the Chi
cago teams and John Shea, second
baseman has signed up with the'St,
Louis Nationals. Charles Deppe,
third baseman who hails from St.
Louis, is expected to come back. It
is also possible that some of the others
who have tentatively signed up with
some other team may be induced to
to New Ulm. Elmer Hamann
who is one of last year's pitchers and
who is attending St. Thomas College,
Guentner and Jess Backer.
^(Continued on page 3.J
New Ulm may consider it&elf fortu
nate that it is one of the three cities
in the State of Minnesota that will
have an opportunity to hear Captain
Alfred Kling, founder and one of thestill
leaders of the Renowned "Seeadler"
undertaking that during the years 1916
and .1917 astounded the entire world
and which as far as romance and won
ders are concerned not only paralleled
but surpassed the "Emden" and
"Moewe", Captain Kling arrived in
the United States but a short time ago
and is now on a lecture tour through
out the country. In this particular
lecture 80 illustrations will be shown.
In Greater New York Capt. Kling's
lectures were greeted with great en
thusiasm and are pronounced to be
the most interesting that ha\ve been
held and seen in that city for a long
A Story of the High Seas.
Captain Kling is the first German
sailor and office? who has come to
America for the purpose of visualizing
to the citizens of German descent
through his illustrated lecture what
German energy and German spirit in
undertaking is able to accomplish.
His lecture* should materially assist
in strengthening the hope in Germany's
future. The German sailor holds the
attention of his hearers closely through
out his entire lecture which is inter
spersed with humor from beginning to
end. Almost without use of notes,
he depicts based on original photo
graphic views, a variegated and unique
panorama.- He speaks without oyer
estimation, without any propaganda,
without hurting the ethical feelings of
his audience. His lecture is confined
exclusively to the experiences cf this
small party of seamen.
Points in The Lecture.
As main points in his lecture may
be mentioned the following: Launch
ing of the Seeadler Breaking Through
the Blockade Successful Activities
on the World Seas Shipwreck of the
Seeadler in the Pacific Ocean, and A
Robinson Crusoe Life on the Coral
Reefs of Mopelia The Capture of
the "Fcrtuna" and a Second Ship
wreck on Oster-Island Four Months
Robinson Crusoe life on Oster Lland
among the Brown Canucks Customs
of the Island Inhabitants Final Re
lease after Fifteen Months on the Is
land and Arrival in Chile Experiences
in Chile and the Raising of a Vessel
that Had Been Submerged in the Sand
for Twenty-three Years.
A Ship of Mystery.
The "Seeadler" was the mysterious
vessel which kept the entire world in
suspense, for whose crew both friend
and foe had the highest words of
commendation, that appeared every
where but was nowhere to be found
when searched for.
Captain Kling will speak in Minnea
polis, Sunday, April 9th and at New
Ulm April 10th and at the Deutsche
Haus, St. Paul, Tuesday April 11th.
The usual adnuVion price has been
$1.00 and $.75 but the management in
New Ulm has been able to secure re
duced rates and the price in the par
quet and dress circle has been fixed
at 50 cents, balcony 35 cents and gal
lery 25 cents. A packed house should
greet Captain Kling and not only the
citizens of New Ulm but those Hying
in the immediate vicinity should not
miss this opportunity of hearing and
seeing this courageous and dauntless
sea officer. jj
Walter E. Durbahn, science,teacher
at the Mankato high school, has been
engaged to lea4 the boys' and girls'
club work in- Mankato for the^ season
of 1922. Mr.^Durbahn i$ a resident
of New Ulm and has had much train
ing along agricultural lines and twoi
years of practical farm experience
Recently in company with County
Agent L. E. McMillan, the new leader
spoke to the children' of club, -age at
the Union, Fr^nklip, West and jupior
high Bchoote and as a result of the
first drive in the campaign ^for members
205 children were signed foy sJub work.
Most of |hose jW^ho have already signed
will take, up ^he poultry and^garden
worlc although some w|U, g% in ,for
sewmgjthd )»lring. Ijt is expected that
the number club work wflTbe doubl
ed before the member drive finishes
and work in club lines will be carried
along throughout the summer/
County Afeent McMillan has charge
of the entire club work of the coun
ty since lack of funds made it neces
sary for the Farm Bureau to dispense
with the service of M.'H. Coe who led
the work for several years but it has
always been the custom to have a
special worker for Mankato city for
at least a part of the year. Mankato
and Blue Eaith county have both es
tablished enviable reputations in club
work and with the addition of Mr.
Durbahn to the staff there is no doubt
but that the work will be carried on
the same high plane as before.
Mr. Durbahn has been teaching at
Mankato since New Years when he
was called to fill a vacancy occurring
in mid-year. He is the son of Hy.
Durbahn of this city. For the past
two years he has been farming near
Klossner station and his family are
living on the farm. Before taking
up practical fanning Walter taught
manual training at Wadena, Minn.,
and in other cities of the state.
Balked in his scheme to get con
trol of Alaska's resources .through con
gressional action, Secretary of the
Interior Fall has made a sudden flank
movement and has secured from Sec
retary of the Navy Denby an offer of
full control of tjie naval coal lands in
the territory, to be leased by Fall to
private interests.
The logical bidders for such a lease
are the Gugge^ntflls who dominate
the metal mining industry of Alaska,
and who made the desperate attempt
at the Cunningham coal claims with
the aid of former Secretary Ballinger
in Taft's day. Fall recently expressed
his deep sympathy with Ballinger and
the Guggenheims in that affair.
Denby With Fall.
Fall says frankly that he is opposed
on principle to the operation of anywould
coal mines, by the government. Sec
retary Denby, who recently turned o
ver to Fall the administration of naval
oil reserve No. 1, in California—a
transfer which led directly to a lease
of 22 wells on the reserve to the Do
heney interests and to the United
Midway Oil company—is in full ac
cord with Fall on this point. He has
sent to Fall a memorandum prepared
by naval officers at his request, ask
ing that the interior department take
over and administer the Chicakloon
and adjacent coal fields which have
been developed for the navy. In the
same breath with his denial that he has
reached a decision as to whether he
will accept this offer1, Fall says that the
lease should be given to a private com
pany capable of maintaining develop
ment and production of at least 250
tons daily.
The navy has invested some $1,
100,000 in these government coal
mines in the Chickaloon and Matan
uska fields, tapped by a branch of the
government railroads. I has install
ed a coal washe(ry of jnodern type, and
has blocked out hundreds of thousands
of tons of high-grade coal and has ex
ported with diamond drill almost a
billion tons more. This coal is 95 per
cent as good in heat value as Pocahon
tas coal, which is delivered at Pacific
coast terminals at about $13 per ton.
How They Do It
Fall says that the question of develop
ment of this rich depositof coal de
pends upon the cost of water trans
portation to the states. As the Gug
genheims control the water transpor
tation, and as they charge as much, for
af ton of freight for the 1,200 miles
from Seward to Seattle as is charged
on an 8,000-mile run from the coast
to England, the interest which is in a
position to make the"**winning bid onReinhold
this coal 'lease is, of course, the Gug
genheim interest. iJfjte1*! ||fb
puggenheims Want*' Pulpwobd.
^Discussing the value of coal devel
opment in Assuring sufficient freight
to justify more steamship traffic to
Ah\ska, Fall points out that the pulp
wood resources of the territory can
then be developed wjth special advan
tage. The Guggenheims, curiously
enough, are trying to lay their hands
on, the pulpwood also.
^Secretary Fall^is indjgnant at the
suggestion that his dealJ with Denby
for the leasing of oil in the naval re
serves to the Doheny interests has a
sinister look. He says, with Borne
warmth, that Denjby had advertised
Monday evening's meeting of the
Commercial Club did not bring out
anything very new. Mr. Haynes,
chairman of the banquet committee re
ported that the banquet would be held
at Turner Hall, April 25th and that
arrangements had been made with the
Ladies Society of the Turnverein to
serve a chicken supper. The tickets
for the banquet "are now on sale at
$1.50 wliich includes the supper and a
dance to follow. Mr. Haynes has
been trying to locate a speaker and
Lawrence Hodson, Mayor of St. Paul,
better known as "Larry Ho" had been
communicated with and also two or
three others. The only difficulty
seems to be the price which these
gentlemen ask for their services. Mr.
Haynes felt that they want too much
and it may be decided to use some
local speaker rather than pay too much
for an outsider.
Favor No. German Park.
The Tourist Camp matter was again
up for discussion. Four members of
the City Council, Dr. Emil Mueller,
Charles Kuehlbach, Jerry Reardon and
William Lieb appeared before the club
on the invitation of the latter body to
go over the proposition of the auto
camp. Some weeks ago the Com
mercial Club went on record as favor
ing North German Park and while
they were not exactly turned down by
the City Council yet their proposition
did not meet with a great deal of ap
proval because the City Council
thought that^he* grounds offered at
North German Park are not suitable
because of the lack of shade. The
question was discussed at some«length,
a number of reasons being advanced
for locating the camp at North German
Park. I seemed to be the idea of the
club members that shade is not thethat
first requirement for a successful
tourist camp. I was stated that it
be better to have a level spot for
camping with facilities for cooking
and eating dinner rather than anything
else and it was thought that as far as
shade is concerned the tourists could
make^ use of German Park proper.
No definite action was taken in the
Discuss State Str. Paving.
Another subject up for discussion
was that of paving State Street.
Judge I. M. Olson spoke, giving as his
opinion that the paving of State street
at this time is not necessary. He felt
that it would be putting an unneces
sary expense upon the business people
and went on to say that with their ex
penses running higher business people
would be obliged to charge more for
their goods and this would drive trade
away from New Ulm. P. Liesch spoke
in favor of the improvement. No
definite action was taken in this as
there is to be a meeting before the City
Council on the subject, April 12, when
all those who favor and those who op
pose the paving may appear and state
their views.}
Although New Ulm Gymnasts did
not bring home any of the first division
awards from the Northwestern Gym
nastic meet at the University a week
ago Saturday, several of them received
various awards for gaining a mark of
more than 80 points. Hugo SchleUd
er, Jr., got fourth place in the Class
entrants with 90.25 points. Walter
Engelbert was sixth with 89.2 points.
These two boys were awarded bronze
medals. Three others in Class
entrants were given certificates^
Thomas Pfaender with 82.75 points*
Cornelius Schneider* 81.9 points and
Kunze, 80.8 points. In
Class C, Art Fiemeyer received &
certificate for his mark at 85.7 points.**
As usual St. Paul Turnverein carried,
off highest honors, St. Oiaf College
coming second,, the K. C's. third,,standing
Stout Institute, fourth and University,
of Minnesota, fifth.
Fifteen teams from Minnesota, Wis
consin and Iowa, numbering 185 com
petitors, took part in the competition
on the horizontal bar, parallel bars,
side horse1, flying rings, in tumbling
and. in club swinging. &s
around chanv
pionship was won by Ernest F. Carlson
of the University of Minnesota for the,
fourth time Lawrence Carlson, also of
the Minnesota team, stood second,
Gust Jurecka, of the New Prague S
Society, was third, Walter Porth and
Herbert Schmidt of the University of
Wisconsin fourth and fifth, Ernest
Carlson took first place on the hori
zontal bar, parallel bars and rings,
Theodore Stevens of Wisconsin won
the side horse event, Lawrence Carlson
of Minnesota captured the tumbling
honors, and A. Froehlingsdorf of the
Knights of Columbus won the club
The Class championship went to
W. Pertl, Turnverein St. Paul, C.
Matson, Knights of Columbus, was
second, and H. Perlt, of the Turners
Third. The Perlt boys won the, same
places at last year's meet.
In Class C, the novice division, T. F.
Dahle, Augsberg Seminary, stood first,
Charles Leighton, South High School,
second, and F. Stettler, Turnverein St.
Paul, third.
A feature of the program was the
display of pyramids upon gymnastic
apparatus by 150 men and women
from the Turnverein St. Paul, and a
calisthenic drill and march by a class
of 100 ladies from the Knights of
Tom Collins arrived here Saturday
from a five months' trip which he
took to the Pacific coast. He spent
considerable time in Seattle, Wash
ington, Portland, Oregon and aiso at
Los Angeles and San Diego, Califor
nia. He says that the people out
there know and realize^ that the warany
is over and that as far as he could find
out conditions were quite normal.
Closing one important state trunk
highway to heavy vehicle traffic,
Charles M. Babcock, state highway
commissioner, this week announced
like orders will be issued on trunk
routes wherever necessary to prevent
damage during softening spring thaws.
Abuse Must Cease.
"Moving too heavy loads on the
soft surfaces of the roads now means
wanton destruction and will not bethe
permitted on the state roads," asserted
Mr. Babcock. "The highways are
the property of the general public and
all citizens, especially owners of heavy
trucks should bear in mind that to
abuse them results only in loss to
themselves and their neighbors. Re
ductions in road repairs always make
possible extensions of new road im
Use Lighter Rigs.
The highway commissioner suggested
that lighter vehicles be used until the
frost is out of the roads and mainten
ance forces put them into condition for
the heavy traffic season. Such co
operation for road preservation, he
added, will save many thousand dollars
of highway funds.
North Shore road—the Duluth
Grand Marais section of Minnesota
trunk highway No. 1—is covered by
the first order barring heavy vehicles.
Commercial truck and bus lines operajb^
ing on the route approved the action
of the highway commissioner and plan
to use lighter rigs and small touring
cars instead of the big busses until
the spring thaws are ended.
The weather man made a fair record
for himself during the month of March.
Usually March is considered one of
those meank uncertain, vacillating,
blustering, bluffing, unpleasant months
where me never knows whether it is
going to rain or snow, when clothes
lines drag in the mud, torn down by a
vicious wind dr when dust flies so thick
one can scarcely see. But this year
such weather was not the rule. We
had fifteen clear days, half the month
when the sun shone gaily. Ten days
were wholly cloudy and dx were a
mixture of shade and shine. The first
day the thermometer registered lowest,
at 5 above. On the 15th it
climbed to 50 above. The average
temperature showed a little above 30.
Precipitation amounted to .77 inches
arid the prevailing wind was from the
Miss Winona Alwin returned tp her
home in this city on Monday evening
Migs Alwin has been employed as
.stenographer in the offices of the Great
^Northern Railway Co. at St. Pa *!.
She will spendseveral months with h,e'r,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Alwin re
Latest developments in the question
of locating the auto camp look towards
the establishment of a tourist's park
at Turner Hall. Nothing definite has
been said or done as yet in the matter
but it appears at this writing as though
it might be easier to get the camp es
tablished at Turner Hall park than
anywhere else.
Location. Ideal.
The location is very nearly ideal for
the project as Turner, Hall is elose to
the business section of town. The park
is beautiful and can be made more so.
There is plenty of shade and it is cool
and quiet always in that neighborhood.
Not all these things can be said for
other of the proposed locations.
The only objection that can be made
to locating the camp there would na
turally come from the owners of the
park in the first place, and secondly
from residents whose property faces
on Turner Hall park.
Two Votes Taken.
The first objection seems to have
been overcome', or at least has been
voted down. Some weeks ago the
question came up of proffering Turner
Hall park td the city and at that time
the vote of the society did not favor
the proposition. Those who favored ic,
however, were very much in favor of
having the camp located at Turner
Hall park and they had the subject
re-opened at a recent meeting of the
society. At that time Charles Kuel
basch and Dr. Emil Mueller of the city
council called on the Turn Verein to
inquire what the sentiment of the
society was with regard to the using
of the park. A membership vote was
taken and it was found of all those
present, a majority favored giving the
city permission if they wanted to go
ahead and make use of Turner Hall
park for a tourists camp.
City Must Bear All Expense.
In the discussion it was found to
be the sentiment of the members of
society that the camp grounds
should be restricted to the south half
of the park facing on Washington street.
The open space behind Turner Hall
and the grounds surrounding the log
cabin are not to form a part of the
camp grounds. Neither was there any
sentiment for the Turn Verein going to
any expense in the matter of estab
lishing a camp or in its upkeep. If
the city is to accept the offer it will be
incumbent on the city to provide what
ever buildings are required fcr the
convenience of traveleis such as toilets
and a building for cooking with gas
and water connections or whatever
other cooking facilities may be
Program of Ten Musical Numbers?
To Be Followed By a Screaming
Farce. Get your Ticket now.
Don't Miss The Fun.
The Hofmeister Band will appear
before the public in their annual con
cert at the Armory, April 19. This is
(the only time during the entire year
that the band asks anything of the
public and they are looking forward to
the usual warm support that has al
ways been given them. The organiza
tion is one that everybody in New Ulm
is proud of and it is a pleasure to as-,
sure the boys that their work is ap
preciated.f ?%&VA
The program will consist of ten
musical numbers by the band followed
by an intermission of ten minutes. The
last half of the program will be a farce
entitled "Foiled, by Heck." This is
described as a "Nearly Realistic Rural
Drama in One Scene and Several
Dastardly Acts." There are six act
ora|, and near actors, according to the
program furnished the Review and the
time of the play is between two days,
whatever that may mean.
Wilbur Fletcher, Loraine Mueller,*
Morris J. Bieher, Mrs. Glad Streiss
guth, Mrs. Marjorie Minium and A.
E. Angelmeyer will be responsible for
this part of the program which is ex
pected to be a scream. The band will
follow up with a humoristic selection
entitled "The Village Band" and then
the rest of the evening will be devoted
to dancing. Announcement of prices
amd the program of the musical num
bers will appear in next week's issue

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