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L THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT NUMBER 4 VOLUME III ORTONVILLE, MINN, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1922 SPECIAL RATES TO "BIG STONE" IS R. R. ORDERS Effective June 2, Reductions In Fares are Made From Mobridge, Fargo and the Twin Cities That Ortonville and Big Stone Lake may see a revival of business equal- ing that of days gone by when the Milwaukee Railway Company ran ex- mlrsion trains from east, west and north to this city on Sundays during the summer season, is not only pos- sible but probable. Commencing on June 2, on each Friday and Saturday until September 20th the Milwaukee Road will sell week-end excursion tickets from St. Paul and Minneapolis and from Far- go, N. D, and Mobridge, S. D., to Ortonville and Big Stone City, at rates equivalent to one and one-tenth the round trip fare. This announce- zaent was made by I M. Jones, Gen- ral agent, passenger department, cn riday, while here as a passenger With the St. Paul Boosters. Replying to an inquiry by this pa- per, Mr. Jones, under date of May 27 stated: "On each Friday and Sat- urday from June 2 to September 30, 'e will sell week-end excursion tick- ets from St. Paul at a rate of $7.55 and from Minneapolis at $7.10, to Or- tonville and Big Stone City and re- turn. These tickets wilt he limited to Monday following date of sale. They also apply from stations between the titles and Granite Fails, inclu- sive--in North Dakota from Fair- mount to Fargo and in South Dakota rom Bristol to Mobridge." In making these reductions the Mil- waukee road is doing so with the view of bulldirg up business similar to that held by the company several years ago when it ran special trains to Big Stone Lake from all directions. This move on the part of the Milwau- kee road means mtmh to Ortonville FAVORS CAP AND GOWN. Rev. Bockoven Delivers Baccalaureate Sermon to H. S. Graduates. "Love, Faith and Hope--the three most essential things in life," was the theme of the Baccalaureate sermon delivered by Rev. Paul J. Bockoven to the Class of 1922, at the Orpheum theatre here Sunday evening. The class, dressed in cap and gown, pre-! sented a splerldid picture of dignity on their march from the High School to the Orpheum. When it reached the theatre the class was met by Leo Hennessy and Francis Walker, representing the Junior Class, who ted the graduates down the isle to a section which had been reserved for it, while Miss Belva Kaercher played the marc Roy. Boekoven's sermon will long live in the minds of those who were premt. His manner of presentation held for him an appreciative audi- 1co. being the flrsf year of cpped and gowned Se0iors at graduation time, hundreds of people from neigh- bering towns were present. Public sentiment was strongly manifested for continuing this vogue for future classes. On Friday evening, Ju 2, at 8:00 O'clock, the commencemdnt exercises will be held at the Orpheum theatre. The 1922 class has cordially invited the public to attend these exercises. Briggs and Nelson Like Big Stone; Both Return George N. Briggs, political editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, in com- pany with Mrs. Briggs and Mayor Ar- thur Nelson and Mrs No- son of St. Paul, arrived in Ortonville Sunday afternoon. They were met at the station by Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bigelow of Browns Valley who took them to their home at the Valley. This is the second trip to Ortonville this spring by Mr. and Mrs. Briggs. .They liked their first visit and the lake so well that they decided this time to spend a few days at fishing. The party took supper at Foster on their way to the Valley and returned to that resort on Monday where they found fishing up to their expectations. Mayor Nelson was in Ortonville last Friday, also, with tile St. Paul Boost-, era. Mr. Nelson's "home town" is and Big Stone Lake and the/offiais of the read have, the aaurmes that this city will not he lacking in enter- raining the visitors in such a manner Brown's Valley so he ned no as- that only the most pleasant relation- sistance in picking out 3ds vacation shp will exist between visitor and the people of this community, grounds. Mayor Nelson/;delivemd the Me- - "We will al h oa sale lhW  'Dr- V,aly. trip summer tourist fares from $unel -'--'Z -'2. " 2 .... th to September 30th, Mr. Jonee l to:';. ^ ,h----t,. _  &nese LlCr.r.s, ne 1o "iVOUII/ ,,., . be on sale daily, good to return up to| 0000,DANCERS SWARM. tte from St. Paul to Ortonville and i Big Stone City will be $10.25 and TO EAHTONKAi Two Hundred Forty-five Tidtets Sold To People 'of Ortonville and Near- by Towns, Opening Night. "Far in excess of my fondest hopes," was the expression C. D. Hard- ing of the "Melody 5 Supreme" at the sight of an overpacked pavilion on Tuesday night---the formal opening of Eahtonka Pavilion under his personal t management. "And we sincere!y hope! that our orchestra left the dancers I with the desire to* return again." ] Two hundred and forty-five tickets were sold to parties coming fram Mil- bank, Graceville, Appleton, Odessa, Correll, Clinton, Dumont, Wheaten and Chokio, including local persons. An effort was made to have the fathers and mothers, who were the honor guests, lead the grand march bu the eager dancers heeded not the request and the idea was given up as futile when shortly under head-way. A  surprise was staged at 10:00 p. m., when a half dozen couples we're called to the floor and toy balloons were tied to the ankles of the lady dancers The object, in order to win a prize, was to see who could break the largest number of air bubbles dirt. during the performan. The prize amounting to $2.00, was won by Ed. Hippie and Ruth Gowan, they broken the majority of balloong (% Tuesday's crowd broke all for the pavilion. Those In ttendanc from 'were l F_ Benno, Pete Vadh die Vander, Lter Stensrud,; ffenl S. W Imaster, Gordon Jansen, Frk Harmon, Roy Ander son, Roy Cole, Arehie Klowan, G: Falk A. H. Gailager, G. A. Olson, Robt Sunbuck, H. Nelson, Henry Block, "Chick" Thill, Pat Lancter, Heinie Bitters, AI Jackson, Chas. Wenzel and Robert Leman. Plans Taking Form for Manic Picnic June 21 Masonic "Lodges in the towns of Wheaten, White Reek, Graceville," Or- tonville, Clinton, Browns Valley, Ap- pleton, Milbank, Sisseton and Wilmot are busy making plans for their sec- ond joint annual picnic to be held at Foster on Big Stone Lake, June 21. This eye,it will, it s believed, be the largest gathering of its kind ever held in western Minnesota. At the picnic last year more than 1200 were in attendance. on sale between the twin cities and :Milan, inclusive. Wheaten to Fttrgo and South Dakota between Marvin and Mobridge. "Phe week-end excursion fares, Mr. Jones said, are based on approximate- ly one and one-tenth fare for the round trip and the summer tourist rates at 75 per cent of the regular round trip fare with the reductions as made, the Milwaukee Road is en- titled to the heax, co-operation of ev- ery resident of Ortonville and Big Stone City, besides others with- in the Big Stone Lake District, to in- duce people to make Big Stone Lake their playground. tL S. Track Team Makes Good Showing _ At Carleton Tourney Competing against track, tea m rom sixteen towns in the state, the Ortonville boys, made a 6redible showing at the Interscholastic Tour- nament held at Carleton College Ath- letic Field at Northfleld, Minnesota, on' Saturday. Eight records ferin the tourney. West High of Minne- apolis carried off first honors in the twin city class, while Mankato won in" he southern Minnesota class. Ortonville was,represented by Rob- err Hasslen, Milton Grice and Howard Kaeher. Hasslen tied for second pla in the high jump and Grlee won ourth pla in the 440 yard dash. Griee, because of tm injured ankle sustained  the 440 yard dash ws ramble to participate in the 220 yard dash, which event he had peeiai train- ig for and held out high hopes of opping off one of the high honors. ]Kaercher took eighth place in the 880 yard'run in which twenty-throe track men were entered. In view of the fact that this was the first season of aetive field work by the Ortonville boys their record made at the" Carleton meet is considered as very encourag- Ing. The boys returned filled with en- thusiasm and a determination to g in for track events next year with re- newed vigor. Coach Stegner said that hi efforts in coaching had been well spent and expressed his complete sat- isfaction with the interest they had taken in practising and the spirit they had for the work. A full orchestra will play at the Orpheum theatre June 5th and 6th in connection with Douglas Fairbank's phbtoplny, 'la e Three Musketeers." DAMING LAKE IS TO START WHEN? IN SHORT TIME Local Committee Now at St. Paul, Taking Matter Be- fore Carlos Avery, Game and Fish Commissioner. "When is the dam to be placed at the foot of Big Stone Lake to keep the water from receding to a swampy stage." This is the question that is uppermost in the minds of fishermen of Otronville and all residents on eith- er side of the lake who are vitally in- terested in protecting the reputation Big Stone Lake has won for itself in past years. At this particular time every effort is being made to secure, the permis- sion of the state game and fish depart- ment to construct the barrier as ori- ginally planned. Wayne Kelly and Robert Schoen are in the cities today for the purpose of taking the matter up. with Carlos Avery, game and risk commissioner. That they have favorable chanee of gaining the co-operation of that de- partment can be assumed from an article appearing in one of the daily papers, wherein it stated: "The water level of Lake Shetek is to be raised 30 inches by the State Game and Fish Commission, Carlos Avery, state game and fish commissioner said yesterday, and dll save to southwestern Minne- sota one of the re21 beauty spots of that part of the stat" "A survey will be ordered by Mr. Avery and plans will be pushed for the construction of a dam at the out- let of the Inks, which s the headquar- ters for the Des Moines River. There is a fund of $25,000 in the hands of the game and fish department to he used for such purposes. The fund was derived from the revenue from the sale of carp in southern Minne- sota. Not all of it will be used at Lake Shctek, but other lake improve- ment work will be pushed as soon as possle." Presuming that the above report is correct then it would seem that Big Stops Lake is entitled to aid from the State of Minnesota in protecting the fish and preserving western Minneso- ta's beauty spot from becoming a smelly swamp. Already the lake-ls lowered a foot or more and the come of the conference today at Mr. Averfs office  be watched with keen interest by. poplvo this' section of the state. Miss Helen Bertelso 7 who has been employed at the Independent office for the past few months, accepted a posi- tion with the Grant County Tribune, of Milbank, S. D., as linotype opera- tor and assumed her duties there Wednesday. Marietta Defeats Locals By 6 to 4 Score Sunday Ortonville took'the short end of a 6 to 4 score in the game with Mari- ette, Sunday, on the local diamond. Errors featured largely in the scoring of the visitors. A large number wit- nessed the game. Barney Child's pitching was not ef- fective as was his opponent's on the slab, the with better support and with! a tmely hit or two by his teammates the game could have easily gone to the locals As this was the first game of the season lack of practise by most of the players on the local team accounts for the poor form shown Sundffy. On Sunday Ortonville is scheduled to play Appleton on the local grounds. This, the formal opening game, prom- ises to be a warm one and with Ap- pleton fans on the side line in num- bers plenty of excitement is assured. Box Score. Marietta-- AB R H PO A E SImntovr, H. p ...... 5 1 1 5 1 0 Janeld; lb .............. 5 2 2 10 0 0 Lee, 3b .................. 4 1 1 2 2 0 Beuson, e ............. 3 0 3 11 0 1 J. Saton, ss ........ 4 1 0 0 2 0 !.Dahfe, 2b-. .......... 40 I 2 1 Z' '..mner, cf .... . ....... 4 '0, 0 1 0 0  ........... 4 ,o o o o o Me0de, ef ...L: ......... 4 1 1 1 0 0 Total ................... 37 6 9 27 10 8, ville-- AB R H POA E Maeurphey, ss .... 5 0 0 1 1 1 Petrick, 81) .............. 5 0 2 2 8 2 Zwiener, lb ......... 5 0 1 17 0 1 Childs, p ................. 4 0 2 1 10 0 Islet, c .................... 4 0 0 8 1" 0 Corneiisen, rf ........ 4 2 2 0 0 0 Wiley, 2b ............... 4 1 1 1 1 0 Brown, 21) .............. 4 1 1 1 0 0 Miller, cf ................ 4 0 1 0 0 0 Totals .................. 39 4 10 26 16 4 Stmmary: two base hits: Petrick, Brown, H. Spaton, Cornelisen 2, Ko- nold, Dahle. Sacrifice hits, BensorL Stolen bases: Petrick, Childs, Millet. Double play: Lee unassisted. Struck out by Spanton 10, by Childs 8. Left on bases: Ortonville 8, Marietta 5. Umpires: Levitt and Johnson. (Dahle out on infield fly.) TOPS ST. PAUL MARKET. McCailum's Carlet Shipment" Wins Praise of Stockmen. When the Lismore stock farra at Clinton, Minn., of which John McCal- lum & Sons are proprietors, contrib- uted a load of long yearling Short- horn steers of superior finish for to- day's session of the mrket here they not only established a new carlot top for the year at $8.75 but they demonstrated that the South St. Paul market is right in line with the best of them. Early advices from Chicago reported an $8.90 top on steers at that point with $9.50 as the outside quotation there on prime yearlings while the top sale of steers at Omaha this morning was $8.50. Sales of carloads of yearlings here yesterday at $8.35 to $8.50 afforded further evidence along the same line. The MeCallum steers here today were ceptiotaily well finished but no bet- ter than has come to be expected of the Lismore farm which has been sending choice cattle here ever sine 1900. Included with the shipment of steers, which averaged 1,145 pounds, wre some yearling steers and heifers averaging 828 pounds which also went at $8.75 and five prime cows averag- ing over-1,500 pounds which sold at $7.00, making altogether a most note- worthy string. The McCallums have a record as pioneers in baby beef pro- duction in the Northwest.--South St. Paul Daily Reporter, May 26. Two Fined for Violating Fishing Laws Thursday Julius Blunkie of Bellingham, and D. A. Rolston of Russell, Minnesota, paid fines last week for vloltions of the fishing laws, as imposed by Chas. Scofield, municipal judge. Mr. Blun- kie was arrested by 0. S. Briggs for having in his possesson black bass out of season, and Mr. Rolston had among his string a "short" pike. Game Warden Briggs also arrested two men at Appleton last week for fishing too close to the fish-way. Both paid small fines. Poppy Sale Partly SueefuL The Poppy Sale conducted Satur- day was not as great a success as it was expected it would be. One thou- sand poppies were sent to the Auxin iary to he sold and only about three- fifths of the flowers were disposed of. However, annuan 'Poppy Day Sales will be taken greater notice of in years to come. elling of the tokens for such a splendid cause is commanding a bgger, brighter future. Tle total ceived was $80.05. MANY SEEK JOBS AS SERVANTS OF BIG STONE C0. Sheriff, Superintendent o f Schools and Second Dist. Commissioner Settlement In Primaries To say that more than 7,000 per- sons are seeking office in Minnesota would seem an exaggeration, but such is the case, and Big Stone county is furnishing her quota. Contrary to the general opinion it will not be possible to file for county offices on petition, according to the Sec. 1, Chap. 48, Laws for 1921. it is permissable, however, to file for state office, as they do not come un- der the title "Non-partisan." Only one officer aside from Coroner has been saved the expense of a cam- paign fight, namely, the county treas- urer. All other offices have more than one applicant and this fall will un- doubtedly see great&r interest at- taclmd to the county election than for number of years. Non-partison League forces and their opponents are again to dbme to bat on the ,matter of su- premacy of voters. Settling of the county agent question by the com- missioners recently aggravated heal- mg wounds of both factions with the result that every township in the coun- ty will split and support the candi- dates favorable to their particular liking on political issues. When the clock .ticked six at the auditor's office on Monday afternoon, May 29th, there appeared on record the following list of candidates, with a fight due in the primaries on three offices--that of sheriff, superintendent of sehools and commissioner of the Second district. Rott of A. H. Sturges, Ortonville. Gus L. Nelson, Big Stone Twp. Sheriff-- John Gowan, Ortenville- A. W. Carlson, Malta Twp. J. M. Hegge, Big Stone Twp. Clerk ef Court Hayden French, Ortonvlle- Otto Meyers, Ortonville. County Treasurer-- W. T. Utley, Ortonville- County Auditor ./L, V, Randati,  OrtonviH,. #a. N. Pratt, Ortonville. CLASS PROGRAM ;. Martha M. Rothwell, Ortonville. WE M. A Toner, Barry. Coroner- "Class Prophesy  l-s"One of Big Fea-/ Dr. B. R. Karn, Ortonville. tares of Exercises Given at County Commissioner, 2nd Dist- High School May 29. Class Day exercises conducted by the Class of 1922 were attended by several hundred people on Monday evening, May 29. An excellent pro- gram was given by the class and an appreciative audience helped to make it a success. Special mention can well be made of the radio conversation carried on by Alvin Jacobsen and Marion Sigloh on the "Class Prophesy." If, as the pro- phecy stated, the class" of 1922 can be seen twenty years from now, our country will be greatly benefited by having in their care such brilliant personages. The Class Will, composed by Ar- thur Anderson, was a'eutogy for the entire class and was read in a man- ner worthy of its composition. A class poem presented a true pic- tare of the paths taken by every member when the graduation is over and the class separates. Examination questions of 1922 were" examples which the members could ask but not answer. The entire program was presented by members of the class which made it doubly interesting to the hearers. The following is the program: Sextette, the ries-- Class Poem--Hertha Gerber. Class History--Elizabeth Lam- brecht, Mabel Storm, Ruby Miller and Josephine Johnson. Piano Sole---Ethel Hegge. Class Prophecy--Marion Sigtoh and Albin  Jacobsen. Dialogue---Emma Anderson and Es- ther Anderson.  ' Class Will--Arthur Anderson. Class Song--class of 1922. Presentation of Key--Carlton Luff. Acceptance--Fordyee Walker. High School SongAudiente. Takes Long Ride in Plane. Mrs. Fred W. Kruger of Minnea- polis took her first aeroplane ride on  Sunday last, when she made the trip from Minneapolis to Ortenville as a passenger with "Jack" Anderson. The trip was made in 2 hours and 35 minutes flying time. Only one stop was made and that at Litch- fielL According to Mr. Anderson his passenger fared better on the second lap of the trip after a landing had been made at Litchfield and she had become satisfied that all landings were not sumsh-ups. Mrs. Krueger said she enjoyed the ride very much. K. G. Knudson, Foster Twp. T. J. Anderson, Prior Two. Theodore Hundeby, Browns Valley Twp. County Commissioner, 1st Dist.-- John F. Geenty, Graceville. W. E. Burns. County Commissioner, 4th DISt,-- A. A. Zwiener, Ortonviile. A. V. Carlson, Ortonville. Representative, 48th Legislative Dist J. D. Ross, Ortonville- Chas. J. Salmonson, Foster Twp. County Attorney Chas. H. Bolsta, Ortonville. J. F. Fahey Gracville Village. Only Four G. A. R. Men Able to Attend Memorial Services Again the people of Ortonville and surrounding vicinities gathered to honor the heroes who fought for their beloved country. On Memorial Day, May 30, the busi- ness places and public schools were closed to honor the heroes whose great deeds will live forever in our hearts and memories. /Lssembling at th courthouse, the precision, in  the "following order, nmrthed to. the cemetery where short 'services were held: Colors, Firing luad, Civil War Veterans, American Legion, Nurses, Woman's Relief Corps, Woman's Auxiliary, B o y Soouts Camp Fire Girls, and school -children. The speaker for" the day was Mr. V. E. Anderson of Wheaten, who gave a lengthy address on the Democracy of the world. Only four veterans o the Civil War were able to attend the services. Soon none but veterans of the Spanish War and the World's War will of- ficiate at the Memorial Service. Rev. Haggans gave the innovation which was followed by the song "America" by the audience. The first and second grades gave a flag salute after which the Gettysburg Address was given by Gerhard Waisetl The male quartet rendered a selection fol- lowed, by a standing silent tribute to the dead, and the Star Spangled Ban- ner. Te services were concluded by benediction by Roy. Boekoven. ubscrtbe for the IndependenL "BUDDIES" COMING JUNE 8. Road Show to Give Entertainment at Orpheum Theatre In This City. Manager W. D. Gowan has booked the big road show "Buddies" to ap- pear at the Orpheum Theatre one night only Thursday, June 8. Mr. Boyd B. Trousdale is making a trip to the coast in this play, which had a year's ,an at the Selwyan Theatre in New York and a six months run at the Woods Theatre, New York. "Bud- dies" is a genuine comedy with music, a naive presentation of the most in- teresting side of soldier life in France after the Armistice was signed. The author Gee. V. Hobart kas selected his types so that they clearly portray several of the views of the men who were iff the service. There is NO fighting--that is with bullets--no bat- tle roar can be heard in the distance. It is a play of Buddies after their serious work has been completed. To go into any great detail of the story will mean to destroy part of the eve- Ring's pleasure in seeing tltis great play. Not a shot--not a tear---just laughter and cheer. The seat will open on Tuesday a. m., at Palm's Jewelry Store. Nordfjordlaget at Belview. Ole I. Steen received a notice that the Nordfjordlaget will be held this year at Belview on the last three days of June. Two Members of Relief Corps Honored by Corps Mrs. R. H. Chapman and Mrs. L. P. Hess were honored by members of the Women's Relief Corps at a party held at the close of the business ses- sion on Wednesday, May 24. Mrs. Chapman is to make her future home in Provincetown, Mass., and Mrs. Hess will leave shortly for Fort Dodge, Iowa. - About forty members of the Corps were present besides members of the Post and a very enjoyable hour was spent. The good wishes of Frank P. Blair Post and Corps besides the many friends go with them to thmr ucw homes. Eahtonka Fixing Up. Bathers of Ortonville and territory are being looked after by Orion Bros. of Eahtonka Pavilion, in that twenty lockers have been provided and many new suits have been purelrased. A diving raft has been provided and cleaning up of Tonka Beach is now in process. Everything will be in readi- ness fo the next spell of hot weath- er. JAKE SCHAEFER LUCKY WITH ROD World's Champion Billiardist With Wife and His Manager Spend Three days at Big Stone Lake. "So that's Jake Schaefer, is it? And he's the boy that is the holder of nine world's records of the green cushion world. And he's here fishing in Big Stone Lake." Thus all who met him said to them, selves during his stop-over at Orton- ville on his,trip to California by car. And it's lucky for thd fisherman that he stopped only three days, for his manipulation of the rod was of such success that the party landed the lim- it on two trips out. Of course, Schaefer had local men along who know the lake and his suc- cess he attributed to those men, who are Wayne Kelly John Kaercher and H. F. Thompson. But Jake proved himself well able to land his share, nevertheless, and when his party left Ortonville on Tuesday afternoon his last words were: "I had a wonderful time and if ever I happen hru these parts again, believe me, I'm going to plan ahead of time and take at least a week off and spend at Big Stone Lake," Schaefer, when leaving St. Paul, on his westward trip called at the ofle of he Ten Thousand Lakes Aoeia- tion and altho Ortonville is not repre- sented with that organization in a financial way, officers of the associa- tion advised the noted bflllardist to try his luck in Big Stone waters. "Those fellows must have fished here at some time or other themselves,'" "wu Schaefefs comment, "'ean th SUre boosted your lake." Mr. Schaefer was travelling by auto with full camper's equipment and was accompanied by his wife and E. S. Bradley, his publicity man and manager, and Governor the Second the Schaefer family dog, named "Jer- ry." Boy Scout Camping Fund Raised For Junq Outing Mayor Jas. A Bailey announced to- day that the fund for holding an put- ing for the Boy Scouts has been rais- ed and plans are now being made. for the affair which will tke place some time dUring this month. The solicitors have asked that a word of thanks be expressed for the cherfullness amt leralness of the donors.