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THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921 NUMBER 4 U. S. SOLDIER Union 00o-00ces to Senior Class Play "Stop Held Sunday Evening 1 BROUGHT HOME all the Thief" Is Decided Success churches of Ortonville will participate, FROM OVERSEAS inthe Metropolitan thea- tre Sunday evening, June 5, begin- I O ning at about 8:00 o&apos;clock. . ' T .... 1 .... I CROWD THAT PACKS METRO- with Clarence Beckman, Sergeant of Judge F T Wilson w] I ne tne l Police, who modulated his voice to Comrades Show Devotion to T T ,. talk to principal speaker of the evening, and I POLITAN ENJOYS E' ERY Asia when addressing the Fritz Hanson Who Died he will talk about community work MINUTE OF IT. frightened persons who waited pa- While Serving His Coun- and co-operation. He will be assisted tiently for the wedding ceremony to by the Rev. G. L. Haggans and Prof. try Overseas. [J R. Rowe of Montevideo. Preceeding" the speaking program, Full military honors were paid to the Orto nville band will give a half- Fritz Arnold Hanson, overseas-man hour concert of sacred music. The who died in France after contracting Men's Octette will have a part in the influenza while fighti.ng in the program and there will be other spe- trenches of the St. Mihiel sector, when" cial music. The band concert win his remains were buried in the Nor- start about 7:30 o'clock wegian Baptist cemetery near Arti- choke lake Wednesday afternoon. A Bellingham Young Man squad of Legionaires from the Ralph M. Spink Post of Ortonville fired a IS Killed By Lightning volley as the last final rites as his [ Dewey Sahr, 24-year old son of " body was being lowered in the grave. John Sahr of Bellingham, was instant- Hanson was the son of Mrs. Hulda ly killed last Sunday when struck by C. Hanson who lives on a farm on the lightning. He was crawling under a northwest shore of Artichoke lake. A barbed wire fence on his return fram brother, Hje]tme Hanson who was al- fishing when he was killed. Three 8o in the service died of influenza other young men who were with him while in a camp in Georgib,. were knocked down and stunned, but Fritz Hanson was born March 10, not fatally as they had gone under 1894. He was in the conti.gent that the fence ahead of him a.d were not left Ortonville April 28 and went to as close to it. Funeral services were 'Camp DocIge where he remained about held Wednesday. three Weeks. He was in one of the His father, who is seventy years old, first detachments to be sent from is a patient at the Evangelical hos- .there to a southern training camp, go- pital in this city. ing to Camp Travis at San Antonio, Texas. After being there about a EVERYTHING SET Xaonth he sailed from New York, June 26, landing at South Hampton, Eng- land, and tlien going across the chan- el to Le Harve. He was immediately sent into service on the St. Mihiel front and was in the trenches when take sick with influenza. He was first taken to a field hospitaF where he was cared for for a time, and then removed to the base hospital at Toul where he died. His body was buried in the Cemetery at Toni, and remain- ed there until being disintered for shipment to the United States. Hanson was a private in Company (, 360 Infantry of the 90th Division Which is known as the Texas-Oklaho- ma National Army Division. l) He is survived by his mother, six rothers and one sister. FOR FARM PICNIC Judge Frank T. Wilson Added to List of Widely Known and Popu- lar Speakers. It only remains for the weather man to do his part, and the All-County picnic which will be held here Satur- day, Ju]e 4, will be a record breaker. Everything is set now for the big- gest entertainment and days outing that has been held here for some time. The City Park in which the picnic is to be held will be turned over to the members of the Farm Bureau and others early in the day. At noon there will be a picnic lunch in the park. The speaking program is to start at 1:30 o'clock. The speakers are L. E. Potter, president of the Minnesota Funeral services were held Wednes- Farm Bureau Federation, Former day, the American Legion having Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Da- ge in Ortonville and assisting at _metery. Services were held in kota, Judge F. T. Wilson of Stillwa- ter of the Minnesota University Ex- :e Nv.rwegian Baptist church eigh- tension Division, and Mr. Bernstein ChokenJnileslake. from here and near Arti- who represents the Farm Machinery Department of the Minnesota State e2W,as o Sunday that his remains . ,ea Urtonville, and until Wednes- .ay he lay in state in the rotunda of vith court 'blouse, his coffin draped -,, me flag of the country for which ev gave his life, and adorned witll imp! the  soldierly wreaths. Members of ueal Legion post k6pt continual o--u over the body. Members of the firing squad who ani. the body from the court _co its final resting place were .arl Miller,. Ed Wilson, Paul Beck, , loyd Atha, Kenneth Cummens, J. A. [ntbzson, C. A. Zweiner, and Henry" [ Zythe squad being commanded by " "" OWan. The color guard con- !isled of L. E Lundgren, W. A. Ran- lall, and Herb Bolsta, with Bolsta act- ng as COlor bearer. 00ere were hers of tlm Legl.on post "rn .2, Os- :Ed. Often, Joe King, Joe Petnc ar Nickish, G C Taylor, and L. A. ]fercber. . these Roy. Mr. Erickson officiated at services. lPVOWlers Enter Fey House Saturday Night Prison. After the speaking, the several con- tests which have been arranged will be held. o Legion Picks Delegates To Go to Willmar Rally At the meeting of the Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion which was held last Thursday evening, delegates to go to the big. Seventh District conventi@n were elected. They are Willard Tweet, Chas H. Bolsta, and Earl Miller. As alternates, Harry Geier, Joe Pe- trick and Harry Gunderson were elected. The convention will be held at Will- max" July fifth. The Women's Auxil- iary of the Seventh District also plan to hold their convention there the same date. Details of the prograxr# for Me- morial Day were also worked out and agreed upon. Part of the business of the meet- ing was the changing of chairman of the entertainment committee, Willard Tweet being made chairman in place of Albert Orion. Tweet formerly was a member of the entertainment and Kleptomania, in the case of one an unshakable obsession and in the case of another the heritage of an uncle, motivating the action and causing many vexing situations, served as the theme for "Stop Thief," the clever play given by the Seinor Class of the Ortonville high school Wednesday evening, June 1, at the Metropolitan theatre. The presentation of the play was par excellence. Besides this there was action, and then more action, allow- ing not a single dull moment i,n the entire three acts. From the time that Joan Carr, the younger daughter, so well played by Miss Joyce Welch, tripped onto the stage and telephoned Dr. Willoughby, best man, taken by Harvey Pflueger, who lead his friend James Cluney, the bridegroom, Amer Everson, into a conviction that he was a hopeless kleptomaniac, until the final curtain, there was something'do- ing. Even off the stage, which repre- sented the living room o$ the Carr residence, Mrs. Cart, a society _ma- tron with Miss Helen Hubbart in this role, got hysterics and lost her smel- ling salts and ear trumpet makinga regular bedlam of the house of Mr. Carr, a prosperous business man, Carl Anderson taking this p.art. Miss Ruth Go,man as Madge Cart, ' the bride, was exceptionally good, as was Miss Muriel Schoe. who played the part of Caroline Cart, the elder daughter. Jack Kahler, in the pm't of Mr. Jamison, a successful stock broker, who threatened to have every one put in prison, hanged, and electro- cuted if his bonds and money was not recovered, was a hit. The Reverend Mr. Spelain, Ferd Grosenick, could not grasp the humor of the situation. Mahlon Mowery, as Joe Thompson, the detective,"the best in Minnesota," along start, and Arley Carlson, Russell Pi- per, and Carlton Luff, as police officers O'Mal]ey, Clauncy, and O'Brien, re- presented well the strong arm of the law. Robert Hasslen made a good chauffeur. To tell the story of the play would be to tell largely what Jack Doogan, the gentleman thief, taken by Lucian Kaercher, and Nell, the lady's maid alias a thief, which was admirably played by Helen Wilkins, did or were the cause of. Clemency was shown by those who had been the victi,ms of their work and they were saved from a ten year term, but Jack to do his part in giving the play a happy end- i,ng, chose life instead of the ten years, and made the wedding ceremony a three-ring affair with Madge and Cluney, the originally intended bride and groom, and Joan and Dr. Wil- loughby, eleventh-hour converts, com- pleting the happy group. It was the general opinion of those who saw the play that it set a new mark in local ama- teur productions. Every' part was played to perfection, and each player worked together with the others for smoothness of action and pefection of impersonation of the different char- acters. Much credit in the success of the play is due to the excellent coach- ing of the players which was done by Miss Ruby Irene Odney. Tickets for the play were sold out "arly Wednesday morning, and an ad- ditional number of seats were pro- vkled for those who had waited too long to make reservations. It was pos- sibly the largest crowd that has ever attended a play at the local theatre. On Tuesday afternoon the play was given especially for the children of the public school, and about 150 were present. Ninety Dollars Received Thru Sale Of Poppies Approximately $90 was received by the Women's Auxiliary of Ortonville thru the sale of poppies last Satur- day and on Memorial Day, and the thoroness of their work was indicated by the poppie which were worn by al- most everyone on Memorial Day. Camp Fire Girls assisted in the sale of them, and canvassed the business places and other sections of Ortou- ville, offering the poppies for sale. The money which was raised thru their sale will be sent to the widows and orphans of France who made the poppies. Big Picnic to Be Held At Artichoke Lake Sunday A basket picnic and program at which Judge F. T. Wilson of the Uni- versity ExtermionDivision and for- mer Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Dakota will spCrak, will be held Sun- day, June 5, at the Ernest Christian- son farm on Artichoke lake. Picrdc luhch will be at noon. At 1:30 o'clock the*speaking will begin. The picnic aml program is being given under the auspices of the Arti- choke Band. E. J. Mather of Aberdeen, S. D., is here for several days outing on the lake, and I9oking after his farming interests in this community. . ComRtee Members of County Begins Work On State Road Near Correll Work on the roads of the country will be centered i.-x the southeast part of the county for the next week or two. Following the completion Of the work of grading the streets in the village of Clinton, the Larkin-Schoen Construction company moved its equipment to CmTell where they will work on the road runni,ng east from there to the to the county line. A part of the work on this road will be the changing of the course of Stony Creek. The stretch of road is to be graded is there and one-half miles long. Seminary Chorus to Give Two Concerts Soon The Ladies Chorus of the Oak Grove Ladies' Scminary of Fargo, N. D., will give a concert Friday evening, June 10, at the Eidskog church in Ot- rey township. The concert will begin at 8:00 o'clock. Twenty members make up this chorus which has won much favorable comment on its singing, and is con- sidered by critics who have heard them as being exceptionally good. The chorus is directed by Prof. M. Bjorn- son of the Oak Grove Seminary. They are now on their fifth annual tour. On Thursday evening, June 9, they will give a concert at the Holden church which is ve miles south of Beardsley. An invitation is extended to all to attend these concerts. Prowlers took advatage ef the ab- le of and Mrs. Frank Fey Mr. . meir home last Saturday even- t't etered when the Feys were l'hat they had been there and had -rcno,t__ -ned thru the house was discov- by Mrs. Fey on their re- Mr. and : The doors of the house were flmn and there was tallow drippings _. " candles on the carpets and cuQrs of the rooms The drawers of dressers and sideboard were open "tgarrnents and other articles con- in them were strewn about the use: A butcher knife was found on ".itehen table. "rl intruder took no jewelry, silver I" other articles as far as is known, t, he Feys said A pocket book was tlnd o " it On Pen, but it had no money in a.'2" e (Irawer which contained about ad been overlooked and had not o-  opened No clue of the person r Persons was left. Cws Feed On Jack's Aeroplane had'" ausebee two or three "old bossms" up - Ome hungry and had chewed -, ct Part of the wing of t, he aero- ptanei__aof Jack Anderson of Ortonlle, Fall ta, who has been in Smux s, S. D., for several days, it-was he surY , to repair the wings before _ au hop off The" nlane was left a apas _ ,a . ture after Anderson had land- :? acre. Sunday hen he went out e a flight he found that several rS d Wi- been browsing on the plane s amusement committee. Favorable re- port of the financial condition of the Legion post was made by Post Finame Officer, Earl Miller, It showed that the finances of the post had been considerably improved by the returns from the presentation of the oper- etta, "Windmills of Holland." A report was ,made by the publish- ing committee. Little Hopes for Legion Baseball Team This Year Inability to get a place suitable for a baseball field has forced the local AmericanLegion post to give up ten- Boy Scouts Have Meetin l I Committee members of the local or- i ganization of Boy Scouts met last Friday evening in the offices of the First National bank and took under consideration principally the matter of finaltetng the two troops. All members of the two commit- tees, together with the scoutmasters, were present. The meeting was pre- sided over by Dr. E. N Schoen. In line with the requirements of the constitution of the Boy Scouts organi- zation, the executive committee for the local troops was formed, and offi- cers elected. Dr. Schoen who was tatively their plan of having a team chairman of the troop -committee this season, and unless some place is which was organized when the move- available soon Ortonville will not have a team this year. About a month and a half ago the Legion members decided that they would put a team in the field against Legion teitms in the Seventh District and other aggregations near here. The rules which are to govern Le- gion teams of this district were drawn up more than a month ago, and an at- tempt had been made to arrange a schedule. The team which the local Legion was organizing was to have on its line-up players other than Legion members but the team was to be un- der the management of the Legion. Those who were to be on the squad were ready for practice soon after the Legion had decided to organize a team, but lack of a field has preven- ted them from having practice. ment was started, was elected chair- man of the executive council. R.F. Walker secretary of the first com- mittee was elected to the same posi- tion in the council and John E. Palmer was elected treasurer. Committees for both troops will be registered with national headquarters soon, and application will be made for a charter for the local organization. This will be done as soon as all the candidates have passed the first test, and have met with other requirements. Uniforms for the Scouts will be or- dered soon. Tentative plans and arrangements for the summer outing of the two troops were also discussed. These will be worked out more in detail la- ter. It is planned to go into camp Shipping Association to Be Formed At Odessa Organization of a Livestock Ship- ping Association which is to be in- corporated uder the state laws will be completed at a meeting to be.held in the Village Hall, Odessa, on Wed- nesday evening, June 15, according to G. B. Campbell of Odessa who ie one of the principal persons behind the movement. The business will be conducted on a strictly business basis, he said, and will be ivcorporated so as to better in- sure this. When the meeting for the organiza- tion of the association is held, there will be present a representative from the Livestock Department of the Equity Co-operative Exchange of St, Paul who will speak on what co-oper- ative shipping means to the farmer and what it will do for him. County Agent M. P. Roske wilt also address the meeting. The movement for the organizatio'a of a Livestock Shipping association is being sponsored by the Odessa Far- mers Mercantile company of which Mr. Campbell is manager. The idea now, said Mr. Campbell, is to get enough members to make it self-supporting. If this is done and they stick together, they will be able to put the prop6sition across and make it a great success and benefit. The meeti.,g will be called some- Clinton Pastor Praises Boy Who Fell In Action "I would rather be the father of Gordie Campbell dead than Grover Berg'doll alive," declared Rev. H. B. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church at Clinton in addressing a large au- dience which had met at the city park there Mmorial Day to pay honor to those who had served their country. Campbell whose full name was Charles Gordon was killed in service overseas, and in his honor the Legion post of Cli.nton bears his name. One of the largest crowds that has ever turned out for Memorial Day exer- cises stood in the cold north wind at the City Park and cemetery during the morning while an elaborate program was being carried out. Work of School Pupils To Be Exhibited Friday An exhibit of Ma.ual Training and Domestic Science work done by the pupils of the Seventh, Eighth, Nifith, and Tenth Grades of the Ortonville Public School will be held Friday af- ternoon, June 3, in the Anderson building across the street from the M. M. Johnson Furniture Store. The exhibit will continue from 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon until 9:00 o'clock in the evening. It will include principally exhibits of Shop Work, Mechanical Drawing, and Sewing, and will be work that has been done thruout the entire year. No admission fee will be charged. HAGGANS PREACHES BACCALAUREATE Emphasizes Importance of Determina- tion and Concentration In Work In Future. Using as his text a part from the thirteenth verse of third Philippians, "Forgetting those things that are be- hind," Roy. G. L. Haggans, pastor of the Methodist church of this place de- livered the Baccalaureate sermon to the thirty-two graduates of the Or- tonville high school and a large crowd at the Metropolitan theatre Sunday evening, May 29. "The Quest of Life," which was his topic emphasized two main thots, con- centration and determination. Con- centration he particularly stressed as being vital to the best interests of the person in making progress. Determination mea.ns that we will carry out our plans, he said. ThLs he made more impressive by quoting the contrasting epitaph', on the tomb o] Joseph II of Austria, which reads, "Here lies a monarch with the best of intentions who never carried out a solitary plan?' Determination which resulted in putti.g plans and ideas in- to operation was necessary, he said. In further explanation of the impor- tance of this he spoke of four corol- laries of determination, they being vision, confidence, progress, and pur- pose. The service were opened by the singing of the hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal" which was followed by invocation by Prof. J. 1 Rowe. Miss Ruby Irene Odney .sang "Come Unto Me," by Coenen. Following the ser- mon the audience sang another hymn, "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult." The High School Girls' Glee Club sang De- Koven's "Recessional." Benediction was given by Prof. J. 1 Rowe Alleged Chicken Thief Released On $750 Bail Warrant for the arrest of George Foster for stealing  from Adolph Lecher a week ago Friday night was issued the latter part of last week by County Attorney R. G. Farrington. Foster was released on furnishing bail amoun te.:$750. Sol Kight who was with Fotr was arrested the day following the attempt take the chickens. He was also re- leased on bail amounting to $750. Nothing will be doae with either of the cases until District Court onvenes for Big Stone county. This will be some time in Octbber. Then both will be submitted to the grand DEFENDERS OF NATION HONORED MEMORIAL DAY sometime during the latter half of[time between eight and nine o'clock June. Wednesday evening, June 15. All Ortonville Pays Tribute To Heroes, Both Living And Dead--Flags Fly At Half Mast. Heroes of this country who have de- fended it in its past wars were hon- ored by Ortonvitle and the vicinity on Memorial Day, May 30, witksmw- ices which paid tribute to them and their deeds. Business houses here closed duri'ng the entire day, as was the public school, in memory of those who had made the sacrifice in the service of their flag and country. Scarlet pop- pies were in evidence everywhere, adorning tlm coat lapels and dress of those who remembered the men who have "gone west." Joint Memorial services were held in the Methodist church Sunday fore- noon, and members of the various service organization attended in body. The sermon was delivered by Prof. J. R. Rowe of Windom Institute of Mon- tevideo. Memorial Day services were held Monday' afternoon, the G. A. R., the W. R. C., the Arherican Legion, Wom- en's Auxiliary and the Camp Fire Girls, all in uniform, taking part in the exercises. More than twenty-five members of the Ralph M. Spink post of the American Legion, in the kahki of the soldier, navy blue of the sailor/and in their Marine uniforms, were in for- vatiort in the line of march. Several members of the G. A. R. were also present, and headed the procession o Mound cemetery. Following the services at the ceme- tery, the remainder of the Memorial Day exercises were held at the Metro- politan theatre  Which was filled to capacity by the crowd. Standing room was taxed, in spite of the fact that many did not stay after they saw that there were no more seats available. Judge F. T. Wilson, with the Ex- tension Division of the University of Minnesota, and speaker of the after- noon, paid high tribute to the honm- ed dead. Speaking with a firm con- viction that the people of today must benefit by the past, Mr. Wilson enumerated the past wars, and de- clared that they wore all caused by a predominating idea or ideal, either good or bad. The World War, he said, was the outgrowth of the mili- taristic idea, while the Civil War was fought with the belief that some states could do as they wanted in spite of the interests and opinions of the others. That the work of solving the prob- lems that confront the country must be started by correcting those of the community and those more imediate, was the opinion of Judge Wilson as was indicated by his statement that "as we learn to solve our common problems at home we will solve the great problems of the nation and of the world. Then e slmll feel that the men who have died in the great war have lt died in vain." The spirit of peace and fraternity should prevail, he said; but to do so it will be necessary to forget selfish purposes and interests. Neither can men and society be divided. It is necessary that people should study public service, he said, and take a more concerned interest i their gov- ernment. That this was being neg- lected today was proved by the figures showing that of the five billions of dol- lars received by the government from " the pople of the country, 93 cents of every dollar w',s spent to carry n and pay for past wars, and to pro- welfare. "MoI money be s cation, U for wholesome reereatlon and the hap pines  the nations of the wo and for civic improvement," he said. Rev. G. L. Hagga=ls gave the inv- Rebekahs Hold  I cation, which was followed by a flag Meetln-At 'oton drill by the children of the Ortonville ,, -, t Publio school. Lincoln's Gettburg A District meeting of Bebekah] Address was read by Bennie Hess. lodges was held at Wheaten Thursday  Miss Ruby Irene Odney gave a vocal at which Browns Valley, Ortonville,t selection. Clinton and Wheato lodges were in I Following the address given by attendance. Mrs. Ruth Teske, vice- Judge Wilson, America was sung by president of the Rebekah Assembly, the audience. "The Boys of the Old of Owatonna was psent and instruc- ted the members as to the work of the lodge and gave a splendid address. The Wheaten lodge opened the meeting after which the District Offi- cers had their business session. The initiatory work was put oa by the Ortonville lodge, with Memorial serv- ices by the Clinton lodge. After the meeting a banquet din- ner with covers laid for 250 was lear- taken of and an interesting program iven. Speial comment was given the Or- tonville Degree Staff and the Clinton Lodge for the splendid Memorial serv- ices. There were thirty ;members of Gol- den Rod Rebekah Lodge of this city present, several of whom remained for the big dance in the evening. Brigade" was sung by the Men's Oc- tette. The services were concluded by benediction by Prof. J. R. Rowe. Form Loan and Insurance Company F. E. Wright of this city and H. IlL DeWall of Correll, have formed a local company to be known as the Tri- County Lmld, and Insurance Co. Mr, DeWall rece/itly disposed of his iv,. terests in the Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Correll to seek work not so confining as banng, and .in the company formed here expects to do more outside work. The company has offices' in coimee- tiort with Mr. Wright's law offices " and will deal in land, loans and it surance.--Appleton Press. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921 NUMBER 4 U. S. SOLDIER Union 00o-00ces to Senior Class Play "Stop Held Sunday Evening 1 BROUGHT HOME all the Thief" Is Decided Success churches of Ortonville will participate, FROM OVERSEAS inthe Metropolitan thea- tre Sunday evening, June 5, begin- I O ning at about 8:00 o'clock. . ' T .... 1 .... I CROWD THAT PACKS METRO- with Clarence Beckman, Sergeant of Judge F T Wilson w] I ne tne l Police, who modulated his voice to Comrades Show Devotion to T T ,. talk to principal speaker of the evening, and I POLITAN ENJOYS E' ERY Asia when addressing the Fritz Hanson Who Died he will talk about community work MINUTE OF IT. frightened persons who waited pa- While Serving His Coun- and co-operation. He will be assisted tiently for the wedding ceremony to by the Rev. G. L. Haggans and Prof. try Overseas. [J R. Rowe of Montevideo. Preceeding" the speaking program, Full military honors were paid to the Orto nville band will give a half- Fritz Arnold Hanson, overseas-man hour concert of sacred music. The who died in France after contracting Men's Octette will have a part in the influenza while fighti.ng in the program and there will be other spe- trenches of the St. Mihiel sector, when" cial music. The band concert win his remains were buried in the Nor- start about 7:30 o'clock wegian Baptist cemetery near Arti- choke lake Wednesday afternoon. A Bellingham Young Man squad of Legionaires from the Ralph M. Spink Post of Ortonville fired a IS Killed By Lightning volley as the last final rites as his [ Dewey Sahr, 24-year old son of " body was being lowered in the grave. John Sahr of Bellingham, was instant- Hanson was the son of Mrs. Hulda ly killed last Sunday when struck by C. Hanson who lives on a farm on the lightning. He was crawling under a northwest shore of Artichoke lake. A barbed wire fence on his return fram brother, Hje]tme Hanson who was al- fishing when he was killed. Three 8o in the service died of influenza other young men who were with him while in a camp in Georgib,. were knocked down and stunned, but Fritz Hanson was born March 10, not fatally as they had gone under 1894. He was in the conti.gent that the fence ahead of him a.d were not left Ortonville April 28 and went to as close to it. Funeral services were 'Camp DocIge where he remained about held Wednesday. three Weeks. He was in one of the His father, who is seventy years old, first detachments to be sent from is a patient at the Evangelical hos- .there to a southern training camp, go- pital in this city. ing to Camp Travis at San Antonio, Texas. After being there about a EVERYTHING SET Xaonth he sailed from New York, June 26, landing at South Hampton, Eng- land, and tlien going across the chan- el to Le Harve. He was immediately sent into service on the St. Mihiel front and was in the trenches when take sick with influenza. He was first taken to a field hospitaF where he was cared for for a time, and then removed to the base hospital at Toul where he died. His body was buried in the Cemetery at Toni, and remain- ed there until being disintered for shipment to the United States. Hanson was a private in Company (, 360 Infantry of the 90th Division Which is known as the Texas-Oklaho- ma National Army Division. l) He is survived by his mother, six rothers and one sister. FOR FARM PICNIC Judge Frank T. Wilson Added to List of Widely Known and Popu- lar Speakers. It only remains for the weather man to do his part, and the All-County picnic which will be held here Satur- day, Ju]e 4, will be a record breaker. Everything is set now for the big- gest entertainment and days outing that has been held here for some time. The City Park in which the picnic is to be held will be turned over to the members of the Farm Bureau and others early in the day. At noon there will be a picnic lunch in the park. The speaking program is to start at 1:30 o'clock. The speakers are L. E. Potter, president of the Minnesota Funeral services were held Wednes- Farm Bureau Federation, Former day, the American Legion having Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Da- ge in Ortonville and assisting at _metery. Services were held in kota, Judge F. T. Wilson of Stillwa- ter of the Minnesota University Ex- :e Nv.rwegian Baptist church eigh- tension Division, and Mr. Bernstein ChokenJnileslake. from here and near Arti- who represents the Farm Machinery Department of the Minnesota State e2W,as o Sunday that his remains . ,ea Urtonville, and until Wednes- .ay he lay in state in the rotunda of vith court 'blouse, his coffin draped -,, me flag of the country for which ev gave his life, and adorned witll imp! the  soldierly wreaths. Members of ueal Legion post k6pt continual o--u over the body. Members of the firing squad who ani. the body from the court _co its final resting place were .arl Miller,. Ed Wilson, Paul Beck, , loyd Atha, Kenneth Cummens, J. A. [ntbzson, C. A. Zweiner, and Henry" [ Zythe squad being commanded by " "" OWan. The color guard con- !isled of L. E Lundgren, W. A. Ran- lall, and Herb Bolsta, with Bolsta act- ng as COlor bearer. 00ere were hers of tlm Legl.on post "rn .2, Os- :Ed. Often, Joe King, Joe Petnc ar Nickish, G C Taylor, and L. A. ]fercber. . these Roy. Mr. Erickson officiated at services. lPVOWlers Enter Fey House Saturday Night Prison. After the speaking, the several con- tests which have been arranged will be held. o Legion Picks Delegates To Go to Willmar Rally At the meeting of the Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion which was held last Thursday evening, delegates to go to the big. Seventh District conventi@n were elected. They are Willard Tweet, Chas H. Bolsta, and Earl Miller. As alternates, Harry Geier, Joe Pe- trick and Harry Gunderson were elected. The convention will be held at Will- max" July fifth. The Women's Auxil- iary of the Seventh District also plan to hold their convention there the same date. Details of the prograxr# for Me- morial Day were also worked out and agreed upon. Part of the business of the meet- ing was the changing of chairman of the entertainment committee, Willard Tweet being made chairman in place of Albert Orion. Tweet formerly was a member of the entertainment and Kleptomania, in the case of one an unshakable obsession and in the case of another the heritage of an uncle, motivating the action and causing many vexing situations, served as the theme for "Stop Thief," the clever play given by the Seinor Class of the Ortonville high school Wednesday evening, June 1, at the Metropolitan theatre. The presentation of the play was par excellence. Besides this there was action, and then more action, allow- ing not a single dull moment i,n the entire three acts. From the time that Joan Carr, the younger daughter, so well played by Miss Joyce Welch, tripped onto the stage and telephoned Dr. Willoughby, best man, taken by Harvey Pflueger, who lead his friend James Cluney, the bridegroom, Amer Everson, into a conviction that he was a hopeless kleptomaniac, until the final curtain, there was something'do- ing. Even off the stage, which repre- sented the living room o$ the Carr residence, Mrs. Cart, a society _ma- tron with Miss Helen Hubbart in this role, got hysterics and lost her smel- ling salts and ear trumpet makinga regular bedlam of the house of Mr. Carr, a prosperous business man, Carl Anderson taking this p.art. Miss Ruth Go,man as Madge Cart, ' the bride, was exceptionally good, as was Miss Muriel Schoe. who played the part of Caroline Cart, the elder daughter. Jack Kahler, in the pm't of Mr. Jamison, a successful stock broker, who threatened to have every one put in prison, hanged, and electro- cuted if his bonds and money was not recovered, was a hit. The Reverend Mr. Spelain, Ferd Grosenick, could not grasp the humor of the situation. Mahlon Mowery, as Joe Thompson, the detective,"the best in Minnesota," along start, and Arley Carlson, Russell Pi- per, and Carlton Luff, as police officers O'Mal]ey, Clauncy, and O'Brien, re- presented well the strong arm of the law. Robert Hasslen made a good chauffeur. To tell the story of the play would be to tell largely what Jack Doogan, the gentleman thief, taken by Lucian Kaercher, and Nell, the lady's maid alias a thief, which was admirably played by Helen Wilkins, did or were the cause of. Clemency was shown by those who had been the victi,ms of their work and they were saved from a ten year term, but Jack to do his part in giving the play a happy end- i,ng, chose life instead of the ten years, and made the wedding ceremony a three-ring affair with Madge and Cluney, the originally intended bride and groom, and Joan and Dr. Wil- loughby, eleventh-hour converts, com- pleting the happy group. It was the general opinion of those who saw the play that it set a new mark in local ama- teur productions. Every' part was played to perfection, and each player worked together with the others for smoothness of action and pefection of impersonation of the different char- acters. Much credit in the success of the play is due to the excellent coach- ing of the players which was done by Miss Ruby Irene Odney. Tickets for the play were sold out "arly Wednesday morning, and an ad- ditional number of seats were pro- vkled for those who had waited too long to make reservations. It was pos- sibly the largest crowd that has ever attended a play at the local theatre. On Tuesday afternoon the play was given especially for the children of the public school, and about 150 were present. Ninety Dollars Received Thru Sale Of Poppies Approximately $90 was received by the Women's Auxiliary of Ortonville thru the sale of poppies last Satur- day and on Memorial Day, and the thoroness of their work was indicated by the poppie which were worn by al- most everyone on Memorial Day. Camp Fire Girls assisted in the sale of them, and canvassed the business places and other sections of Ortou- ville, offering the poppies for sale. The money which was raised thru their sale will be sent to the widows and orphans of France who made the poppies. Big Picnic to Be Held At Artichoke Lake Sunday A basket picnic and program at which Judge F. T. Wilson of the Uni- versity ExtermionDivision and for- mer Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Dakota will spCrak, will be held Sun- day, June 5, at the Ernest Christian- son farm on Artichoke lake. Picrdc luhch will be at noon. At 1:30 o'clock the*speaking will begin. The picnic aml program is being given under the auspices of the Arti- choke Band. E. J. Mather of Aberdeen, S. D., is here for several days outing on the lake, and I9oking after his farming interests in this community. . ComRtee Members of County Begins Work On State Road Near Correll Work on the roads of the country will be centered i.-x the southeast part of the county for the next week or two. Following the completion Of the work of grading the streets in the village of Clinton, the Larkin-Schoen Construction company moved its equipment to CmTell where they will work on the road runni,ng east from there to the to the county line. A part of the work on this road will be the changing of the course of Stony Creek. The stretch of road is to be graded is there and one-half miles long. Seminary Chorus to Give Two Concerts Soon The Ladies Chorus of the Oak Grove Ladies' Scminary of Fargo, N. D., will give a concert Friday evening, June 10, at the Eidskog church in Ot- rey township. The concert will begin at 8:00 o'clock. Twenty members make up this chorus which has won much favorable comment on its singing, and is con- sidered by critics who have heard them as being exceptionally good. The chorus is directed by Prof. M. Bjorn- son of the Oak Grove Seminary. They are now on their fifth annual tour. On Thursday evening, June 9, they will give a concert at the Holden church which is ve miles south of Beardsley. An invitation is extended to all to attend these concerts. Prowlers took advatage ef the ab- le of and Mrs. Frank Fey Mr. . meir home last Saturday even- t't etered when the Feys were l'hat they had been there and had -rcno,t__ -ned thru the house was discov- by Mrs. Fey on their re- Mr. and : The doors of the house were flmn and there was tallow drippings _. " candles on the carpets and cuQrs of the rooms The drawers of dressers and sideboard were open "tgarrnents and other articles con- in them were strewn about the use: A butcher knife was found on ".itehen table. "rl intruder took no jewelry, silver I" other articles as far as is known, t, he Feys said A pocket book was tlnd o " it On Pen, but it had no money in a.'2" e (Irawer which contained about ad been overlooked and had not o-  opened No clue of the person r Persons was left. Cws Feed On Jack's Aeroplane had'" ausebee two or three "old bossms" up - Ome hungry and had chewed -, ct Part of the wing of t, he aero- ptanei__aof Jack Anderson of Ortonlle, Fall ta, who has been in Smux s, S. D., for several days, it-was he surY , to repair the wings before _ au hop off The" nlane was left a apas _ ,a . ture after Anderson had land- :? acre. Sunday hen he went out e a flight he found that several rS d Wi- been browsing on the plane s amusement committee. Favorable re- port of the financial condition of the Legion post was made by Post Finame Officer, Earl Miller, It showed that the finances of the post had been considerably improved by the returns from the presentation of the oper- etta, "Windmills of Holland." A report was ,made by the publish- ing committee. Little Hopes for Legion Baseball Team This Year Inability to get a place suitable for a baseball field has forced the local AmericanLegion post to give up ten- Boy Scouts Have Meetin l I Committee members of the local or- i ganization of Boy Scouts met last Friday evening in the offices of the First National bank and took under consideration principally the matter of finaltetng the two troops. All members of the two commit- tees, together with the scoutmasters, were present. The meeting was pre- sided over by Dr. E. N Schoen. In line with the requirements of the constitution of the Boy Scouts organi- zation, the executive committee for the local troops was formed, and offi- cers elected. Dr. Schoen who was tatively their plan of having a team chairman of the troop -committee this season, and unless some place is which was organized when the move- available soon Ortonville will not have a team this year. About a month and a half ago the Legion members decided that they would put a team in the field against Legion teitms in the Seventh District and other aggregations near here. The rules which are to govern Le- gion teams of this district were drawn up more than a month ago, and an at- tempt had been made to arrange a schedule. The team which the local Legion was organizing was to have on its line-up players other than Legion members but the team was to be un- der the management of the Legion. Those who were to be on the squad were ready for practice soon after the Legion had decided to organize a team, but lack of a field has preven- ted them from having practice. ment was started, was elected chair- man of the executive council. R.F. Walker secretary of the first com- mittee was elected to the same posi- tion in the council and John E. Palmer was elected treasurer. Committees for both troops will be registered with national headquarters soon, and application will be made for a charter for the local organization. This will be done as soon as all the candidates have passed the first test, and have met with other requirements. Uniforms for the Scouts will be or- dered soon. Tentative plans and arrangements for the summer outing of the two troops were also discussed. These will be worked out more in detail la- ter. It is planned to go into camp Shipping Association to Be Formed At Odessa Organization of a Livestock Ship- ping Association which is to be in- corporated uder the state laws will be completed at a meeting to be.held in the Village Hall, Odessa, on Wed- nesday evening, June 15, according to G. B. Campbell of Odessa who ie one of the principal persons behind the movement. The business will be conducted on a strictly business basis, he said, and will be ivcorporated so as to better in- sure this. When the meeting for the organiza- tion of the association is held, there will be present a representative from the Livestock Department of the Equity Co-operative Exchange of St, Paul who will speak on what co-oper- ative shipping means to the farmer and what it will do for him. County Agent M. P. Roske wilt also address the meeting. The movement for the organizatio'a of a Livestock Shipping association is being sponsored by the Odessa Far- mers Mercantile company of which Mr. Campbell is manager. The idea now, said Mr. Campbell, is to get enough members to make it self-supporting. If this is done and they stick together, they will be able to put the prop6sition across and make it a great success and benefit. The meeti.,g will be called some- Clinton Pastor Praises Boy Who Fell In Action "I would rather be the father of Gordie Campbell dead than Grover Berg'doll alive," declared Rev. H. B. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church at Clinton in addressing a large au- dience which had met at the city park there Mmorial Day to pay honor to those who had served their country. Campbell whose full name was Charles Gordon was killed in service overseas, and in his honor the Legion post of Cli.nton bears his name. One of the largest crowds that has ever turned out for Memorial Day exer- cises stood in the cold north wind at the City Park and cemetery during the morning while an elaborate program was being carried out. Work of School Pupils To Be Exhibited Friday An exhibit of Ma.ual Training and Domestic Science work done by the pupils of the Seventh, Eighth, Nifith, and Tenth Grades of the Ortonville Public School will be held Friday af- ternoon, June 3, in the Anderson building across the street from the M. M. Johnson Furniture Store. The exhibit will continue from 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon until 9:00 o'clock in the evening. It will include principally exhibits of Shop Work, Mechanical Drawing, and Sewing, and will be work that has been done thruout the entire year. No admission fee will be charged. HAGGANS PREACHES BACCALAUREATE Emphasizes Importance of Determina- tion and Concentration In Work In Future. Using as his text a part from the thirteenth verse of third Philippians, "Forgetting those things that are be- hind," Roy. G. L. Haggans, pastor of the Methodist church of this place de- livered the Baccalaureate sermon to the thirty-two graduates of the Or- tonville high school and a large crowd at the Metropolitan theatre Sunday evening, May 29. "The Quest of Life," which was his topic emphasized two main thots, con- centration and determination. Con- centration he particularly stressed as being vital to the best interests of the person in making progress. Determination mea.ns that we will carry out our plans, he said. ThLs he made more impressive by quoting the contrasting epitaph', on the tomb o] Joseph II of Austria, which reads, "Here lies a monarch with the best of intentions who never carried out a solitary plan?' Determination which resulted in putti.g plans and ideas in- to operation was necessary, he said. In further explanation of the impor- tance of this he spoke of four corol- laries of determination, they being vision, confidence, progress, and pur- pose. The service were opened by the singing of the hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal" which was followed by invocation by Prof. J. 1 Rowe. Miss Ruby Irene Odney .sang "Come Unto Me," by Coenen. Following the ser- mon the audience sang another hymn, "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult." The High School Girls' Glee Club sang De- Koven's "Recessional." Benediction was given by Prof. J. 1 Rowe Alleged Chicken Thief Released On $750 Bail Warrant for the arrest of George Foster for stealing  from Adolph Lecher a week ago Friday night was issued the latter part of last week by County Attorney R. G. Farrington. Foster was released on furnishing bail amoun te.:$750. Sol Kight who was with Fotr was arrested the day following the attempt take the chickens. He was also re- leased on bail amounting to $750. Nothing will be doae with either of the cases until District Court onvenes for Big Stone county. This will be some time in Octbber. Then both will be submitted to the grand DEFENDERS OF NATION HONORED MEMORIAL DAY sometime during the latter half of[time between eight and nine o'clock June. Wednesday evening, June 15. All Ortonville Pays Tribute To Heroes, Both Living And Dead--Flags Fly At Half Mast. Heroes of this country who have de- fended it in its past wars were hon- ored by Ortonvitle and the vicinity on Memorial Day, May 30, witksmw- ices which paid tribute to them and their deeds. Business houses here closed duri'ng the entire day, as was the public school, in memory of those who had made the sacrifice in the service of their flag and country. Scarlet pop- pies were in evidence everywhere, adorning tlm coat lapels and dress of those who remembered the men who have "gone west." Joint Memorial services were held in the Methodist church Sunday fore- noon, and members of the various service organization attended in body. The sermon was delivered by Prof. J. R. Rowe of Windom Institute of Mon- tevideo. Memorial Day services were held Monday' afternoon, the G. A. R., the W. R. C., the Arherican Legion, Wom- en's Auxiliary and the Camp Fire Girls, all in uniform, taking part in the exercises. More than twenty-five members of the Ralph M. Spink post of the American Legion, in the kahki of the soldier, navy blue of the sailor/and in their Marine uniforms, were in for- vatiort in the line of march. Several members of the G. A. R. were also present, and headed the procession o Mound cemetery. Following the services at the ceme- tery, the remainder of the Memorial Day exercises were held at the Metro- politan theatre  Which was filled to capacity by the crowd. Standing room was taxed, in spite of the fact that many did not stay after they saw that there were no more seats available. Judge F. T. Wilson, with the Ex- tension Division of the University of Minnesota, and speaker of the after- noon, paid high tribute to the honm- ed dead. Speaking with a firm con- viction that the people of today must benefit by the past, Mr. Wilson enumerated the past wars, and de- clared that they wore all caused by a predominating idea or ideal, either good or bad. The World War, he said, was the outgrowth of the mili- taristic idea, while the Civil War was fought with the belief that some states could do as they wanted in spite of the interests and opinions of the others. That the work of solving the prob- lems that confront the country must be started by correcting those of the community and those more imediate, was the opinion of Judge Wilson as was indicated by his statement that "as we learn to solve our common problems at home we will solve the great problems of the nation and of the world. Then e slmll feel that the men who have died in the great war have lt died in vain." The spirit of peace and fraternity should prevail, he said; but to do so it will be necessary to forget selfish purposes and interests. Neither can men and society be divided. It is necessary that people should study public service, he said, and take a more concerned interest i their gov- ernment. That this was being neg- lected today was proved by the figures showing that of the five billions of dol- lars received by the government from " the pople of the country, 93 cents of every dollar w',s spent to carry n and pay for past wars, and to pro- welfare. "MoI money be s cation, U for wholesome reereatlon and the hap pines  the nations of the wo and for civic improvement," he said. Rev. G. L. Hagga=ls gave the inv- Rebekahs Hold  I cation, which was followed by a flag Meetln-At 'oton drill by the children of the Ortonville ,, -, t Publio school. Lincoln's Gettburg A District meeting of Bebekah] Address was read by Bennie Hess. lodges was held at Wheaten Thursday  Miss Ruby Irene Odney gave a vocal at which Browns Valley, Ortonville,t selection. Clinton and Wheato lodges were in I Following the address given by attendance. Mrs. Ruth Teske, vice- Judge Wilson, America was sung by president of the Rebekah Assembly, the audience. "The Boys of the Old of Owatonna was psent and instruc- ted the members as to the work of the lodge and gave a splendid address. The Wheaten lodge opened the meeting after which the District Offi- cers had their business session. The initiatory work was put oa by the Ortonville lodge, with Memorial serv- ices by the Clinton lodge. After the meeting a banquet din- ner with covers laid for 250 was lear- taken of and an interesting program iven. Speial comment was given the Or- tonville Degree Staff and the Clinton Lodge for the splendid Memorial serv- ices. There were thirty ;members of Gol- den Rod Rebekah Lodge of this city present, several of whom remained for the big dance in the evening. Brigade" was sung by the Men's Oc- tette. The services were concluded by benediction by Prof. J. R. Rowe. Form Loan and Insurance Company F. E. Wright of this city and H. IlL DeWall of Correll, have formed a local company to be known as the Tri- County Lmld, and Insurance Co. Mr, DeWall rece/itly disposed of his iv,. terests in the Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Correll to seek work not so confining as banng, and .in the company formed here expects to do more outside work. The company has offices' in coimee- tiort with Mr. Wright's law offices " and will deal in land, loans and it surance.--Appleton Press. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN.. THURSDAy, JUNE 2, 1921 NUMBER 4 U. S. SOLDIER IltlnnS ...... tube in " DI-- - ![ClintnPastorPraisv+ Held Sunday Evo.io+ 00emor Class .,ay "oLov y Who Fell In Action Bl+f.w.uT .auL, I ,'nl ..... "ice'in which all the t ............ 1' "I mouM ra the father of lt+tJl+lllll. IIiiJ ! hurehe Or J e w part e Pa el lhle+s |S 111P113114 +Gordie Campbell dead than G++ve+ ........... l+b + ...... "t h ' Deeded ,.,+,+,oo'Be.+ .... - ............ fROm OVERSEAS: + S:n +- ':,::n?n+e+:#:'O?nb:+=+ + + .............. ' ................. t oh+++ -- nine at abut 8:00 o'clock" I c6 wt +u * .+.m mm+r++ with Clarence Beckman Scrgeamt o+ a CJInLol In addmssmg a large au COIn . , Jud+e F, T. J]J]son will be the ..................... Police who modulated his voice to dleneembeh tadmeta lecJypmtk radesShom Devotonto .c,pl poke f theevcnng n p LITAN ENJO+S EVERY ttk t A" h dd + th I hee b+ a Day opay honor o + + . tv na;n a re ,a, I .. i a o sm men a resmn e l , ritz Hanson Who Died he mill talk about community motk MINt TE OF IT+ frightened pc+mona who waited pa-: tho+e who had served their co+atty. While Sel.Vin Hi S Coun.! md o+eperation. He will le oasis ed I ---- + en y or he me ng ceremony e!Gamp ell whose full nme was tr . + i tl the Rev. G. L. Ha+ans sad prof. Kleptem.uda, in the case of ella anl stalt and Alle, Colleen Russell PI-] Charles Grdp mrs killed Jn service y Overseas. .J.m. Rowe of Mm+teviden+ unshakable oboes ion and in the case! le, and Carlton Luff a+ +slice omcets overseas, and m hi+ honor the Legion p -- I Plec+din the speaking pwglam uf another the he+its+co of an uncle ] O'M+lt%" Ctauncy, and OBrien re+; P of C 3 o bears ix ame One pldt II m+htary honor+ weee paid to he O on. e band g ve a ha f ! n -a g c on and c ms ng presen ed we he t aug a m of hei of the largest Cl.OWds that has ever ) Arnold Hau+<m, +verse.s man, boar concert of sacred music, The man> vexing situations se,,mt a++ law+ EOhel Hasslen made a good t+uned out for Memorial Day exm- died m Fance after contracting' Men's Oc c e will Ba ,e a )art n t le he then e fm,<,S p q ief,. th e clever chauffeur, c]ses stood +n the cokl noxth wed at +inle fightimg th e pro+ram amd there will he ether spe- play gi++n by the Seinor Cta+s of the To tell the +top+, of the play weakl: the City Park anl ccnlete+y duling +vhenl cial music The band contort wifl Olenville high school Wednesday he to ttql largely hat Jack Doogan, t the mo+nmg wh+le an elaborate ....................... . .... ] ++ean+nlff + .................................................... , ................................. cemetery near Arti-[ Kaeher and NeU, the lmis"s m+fid.] dnesday afternoon. A Bellingham Young Man J The preen a ion of he pray was nails from the Ral Jh 1S Killed By Lightning] P arexcellonce Beside his herewas alias a thief' which wa admirably VTrk O Schooi Pupils played by Helen Wilkins, did or were T B Exhilli Fri of Ortoa.ilte fired a I -- " l actimh aad thea mo action, allow- the canoe of. Clemene' w sho by[ 0 e ted day 1 last final r es as his Dewey Sahr, 24 year o d son o ! ing not a single dull moment i= the these who had been the vietians of  An exhibit of Manual Tralrdng d ng lowered in the grae+[ John Sahr of Belllngham, was instant- ! entil thee acts. From the time that thelr work and they wese saved from ] Domestic Science work done by the was the sou of  ly killed last Sunday when stck by Joan Carr, the younger daughter, so part in glng the pay a happy end- and Tenth Grades of the OrtonvJlle who lives On a f: ,[ lightning. He was crawling under a I well plad by Miss Joyce Welch, a ten` year" term, out sack to do his t pupils of the Seventh, Eighth, Nifith, tripped onto the stage and telephoned lag chose hfe znstad of the ten yes, i public Schl wilL be heM Fday at- was ia the tmneh, hospitalwbere ,, and then being Cmpany Far-rid rvice s we hel + Leg o havi.g American th in Ortonville and assi ling at e Cemetery. 8ers we held ia h Nrwegiml Baptist thatch eigh- eh lile ske lake . frra hole and L Sat.day that 'lluse eefflU draped lifo, tg squad who m body e squad being eommded b The lor gamx] n- :. Ldgn, W. A. R Bolsta, he were pos The v. P'owlersEnter Fey HOuse Saturda ab Mrs. Frank Fey la*t Satttrda e- etered when the Fe we fishing when he was killed+ Dr. Willoughby, best man, taken by other yog men who we Haey Pflueger, who lead bls friend we knked down and stunned, but James Clune, the bridegrm, Amer Everon, into a conviction that he w ,a hepeess kleptoi, til the Funera rds I final curtain, there was some hing'd hem Wednesday. I ing. Even nff the tage, which pte- ls father, who is venty years old,1 send the living om ef the Ca is a patient at the Evgelieal bus- mden, Mrs. Ca, a iety xaa- pital in this city. tron wth Miss Helen Hubbart in this EVERYTHING SET ling sa Its and e trumP et making ',a -- rote, got hystelie and Lost her saul- FOR FARM PICNIC I gniar bdlam o the he.s* of mr -- [ CUT, a pspeus business man, Carl Judge Frank T. Wiln Added to List I Anderson taking ghls pl. of Widely Known and Pop#- M iss Ruth Go as Madge Cr, tar Speakers. It ouly remains for the weather nan to do hs part, and the AII-Connt pcnie which Will he held here Satur- day, ffu 4, wLli be a reeol breakes. Everything is t new for the big- gest etemnment and days eutlng that has be held he for me time. The City Park in wheh the plcie be tued ever to the Fa Bureau and othare early in the day, At no tbe ll he a pieie I in the park. The spldng pgram is to start at ae speakers are I E, Potter, president of the Minnesota the brlde, was exceltlonally good, as gag Miss Muriel Sehoe who played the part ef Caroline Calf, the eider daughter. Jk Kahler, in the pm't nf Mr. Jameson, a suessfal stock brker, who thatencd to have every one pat in prison, hanged, and elt- eared if his bonds and money w not recu, ex*d, was a hit. The Reend Mr. Spelain, Feral Gnick, coukl not grip the humor of the sltuatloa. Mahlon Merry, as Joe Thomps the dettive,"the best in Minneseta." along Ninety Dollars Received Thru Sale of Poppies and made the weddng co.sony al temn, June 3, in the Andeon three ring aip with Madge and t buildiug acss the stt fm the Ouney, the or#naly intended hrde i M. M+ Jobnso. Fr,fitu Sto. The and groom, and Joa. and Dr. W,l-exhibR will cn fm 2:OO o'clock Ioughby. eleventh-hour converts, com- in the aftemn tl 9:OO o'elk in pieing the happy gup. . . I the ening. It was the goeral emmon of! It wll include rMipaLly exhit tho who saw the ply that 11 ef Shup Work, Mecheal Dmug set a new mark m al araa, and Sewing and will he work that tear productions: Ever] part wa+ has been done thout the e.tire year. played to perfection, nd eh pin,el NO admission fee will be eha. worked together with the othe fm smoothness of action and peftion e tmpeonatnn of the diffent char. ters. Mh edit iu the suedes o the play is due tu the exllent coach. Bureau Federation, Foer Approxima e y $90as  veal by Congssman J. E. Kelly of South Da - the Worse ' Amdra of Orten"Ue . n ry ket Judge F. T Wlls of Stlllwa- th he a e of " t t tenmOn Dlmslon, and Mr+ Bemstem thorenem of their work w indicated who premnts the Faro Mmhinery by the popgie+ which m worn by at- Department of the mhmesota State most everyone on Camp Fire Girls amisted After the speamag, of them, pIes and other amtiom of vtlte, +ffenng the pep0+es for sl ne money whh wm rai+ed thm their sale will be sent to the widows Legion Picks Delegates To Go to Wilhoar Rally At the mting of the Ralph M+ Speak Post of the Americ Legion which wm he ]l st 7hal layevening, delegatee to go to the big, Seventh nnti war They a Willard Tweet, Ch I+I. Bo]sta. d Earl Miller. As alternates, Hary Geier, Joe pe  trick and Harry Gden elated, ma July fifth. iary of the Seventh Dstrist also plml to hold their nventimt them same date. Details of the pgrm for M mora] Day we al worked out and agreed upon. ing was he chamgtns Tweet being Favorable . port of the financial cdition of the ] gien post w made by Post Fne + Ofaeer, Eal Aler. the finan of the post had been nsidembly impved by the tums from the prmeatatl of th+ ella, "Wdraflta of HoLland+" A port w ade b the publish- lug commltt Little Hopes for Legion Baseball Team This Year into of the players which was done I: Miss Ruby Ine Odney+ Taker fer the pay were sold m early Wminesday morning, and an ad ditonal number of seats were p vhkl for these who had walled t to make seatiens. It was pes- sihly the largest crowd that has eve, attended a play at the local theatre. On Tuesday afternuo, the play wa given espially fur the children oJ the public scheol, d abeut 150 we pt. County Begins Work On State Read Near Correl] Big Picnic to Re Held At Artichoke Lake Sunday A basket picnic ad pgram at which Judge F. T. Wilson of the Un- vet sit, Extier Di,fision met Congman J. E, Kelly of South speak, +sill be held Sun- day, Juno 5, at the Eest Chritian- mn farm on Artieheke leke. Pic, The pixie and pgr is being given und the piees of the Artt. choke Band+ E+ J. Mother of Abortion, S. D., is ys outing HAGGANS PREACHES BACCALAUREATE Emphasi Import once of Determina. tion and Canntration In Work In ltn. Using as his text a pt from the thirteenth vee of third philippian, '+Forgetting those things that e be hind," Roy. G. L. Haggans, ptor of the Methodist church of this ple de- llverl the Baccalaureate rmon to tile thirty two graduates of the Or- touville high school d a large crowd at the Metpolit theat Sunda evening. May 29. "The Quest of Life," wbloh was hi topic emphaeid two main there, con- centration and deteination. Con- centration he partIuIarly stresl as Work on the roads of the untr being vital to the best intests of will be nted i the seuthst par he person intaklng progress. oi the county for the next wk el Deteination inca.s that we will two. FoIlowing the mplstion of the rry out our plans, he said. This he work of grating he s in the mademeImpressihy quoting the village o Ctint, the LarkiuSehoe ontting epitaph on the th o{ Joseph lI of Austria, v*hlch ads, Constction company moved its equipment to Cl] where they will "He lies a monarch with the ht ruling et fm of intentions who never carried out s solitary plan," Deteinati which A par of the work on tis road suIted in pttig plas d ideas in. the changing of the c of to operation was nssary, he sakL Stony Crk. The stretch of road is In further expiration of the impe to be graded is there d on.haLf tan of this he spoke of four 1. ages long. lafies of determination, they bes vision. nfidee. progress , d par. Seminary Chorus to Give Two Concerts Soon The Lad Chome of the Oak gninary of Fargo, N. n., dil glv a eett Frlda eveJn, Jane 10. at the Eidskog ehuh in Ot- y townsllilx The Cohort will begin at 8:00 o'11c Twenty membe make u this won much favorable on its Sngi'g, d is n- by ctics who ha hoard Alleged Chicken Thief them as being exptinnauy goad. The Released On $750 Ball is directed by Prof. M. Bjom- y. They Wamnt for the a--- of George Fester for stealing ehleke from On Thursday evening, June 9, they Adolph Leehner a week ago Ftlday night w issued the latt4 parc of lt wk by Ceumy Xttorry IL G.. n+ Foster w re on furishlng bail amottng to $750, Sol Kight who was with Foeer w aested the da foll0vn4g tim attempt take the chickens Hg wan al leased on bail our to $75. Not+dug il be dotm wl r ef the  1 District Comet veB for Big Stone unty. This +till be m tlme tn octhbsr. Th both iR be submitted to the grand Rebekahs Hold m Meeting At W]tgatan lake, and Ipoking after his fhgtwilt give a ucert at the Holden intests in this eommity. . ehuh which is t)vo miles south of -- Beardsley. An invitation is tonded Collltittee Members o te aR to attend thm rts, Boy Scouts Have Meetiz Committee mambere of the local or- gizatlon of +*o Seou met I Pliday ntng in the omens of the bank and tk und nsldatiot prlacipalIy the matter of fiaantt the two troe. AIL mbers of the two commit. tees, together with the scoutmasters we pnt. The mting w pie sided over by Dr. E. N Scho. In thle with t qnlrens c th< y scouts argai Slipping Association to Be Formed At Odessa I orgizatlon o a Livestock Ship- ping Asstgtion which is to be n- corpoted u.ader the slate hlwa v.dl be completed at a mtlng to be held in the Village nail, Odessa. on Wed- mmday evening, Jane 15, eorng to G. B. Campbell ef Odes who I one f the prinp permoas Lebinfi th me.meat. le biness will be conducted on e DEFENDERS OF NATION HONORED MEMORIAL DAY All Ortenvlll--eas Tribute To Heroes, Both Living And Dead--Flags Fly At Half Mast. Hes of this co.try who have de+ fended it in its past wa we hon- oed by Ortonville amd the viinlty on Memorial Day, May 0, with erv- ices which paid tribute to tham and their deeds. * Business hours he closed during the entire day,  w the public school, ia memory of tho who had made the sifi in the ice of their flag amd try. Slet pop- pies we iu evM erywhe, adoring tht cot lapels d d of tho who remembereA the oa who have "gone west." Joint Memorial servis were heId n the Methodist church Snnday fore- n, and members ef the varloaa i organization attended in body. The semen w deflected by Prof. j, R, Rowe of Windom Itiate of Men= tevd+ Memorial Day rviees  hem Monday aften, the G. A, R., the W. R, C., the Arhori Legion Wom- en's Auxiliary and the Camp Fr* Girls, al in unifom, takg part in the exotics. Mo than twenty-five members of the Ralph M. Spink post of the Ameriesn Legion, in the kahl of the soldier na T blue of the caller, and in their Marine uniform we in for- itio, ia the line of mab. Set members of the G. A. R. we al psent, and headed the pssioa m Mound cemetery. Following the rvic at the ceme- tery, the mainder of the Memia[ Day exercises were held at the Metro+ politan thtre g*rhlch w filled to eapity by te ewd+ Standing om was taxed, in spite of the fact that many dd not stay after they saw that there we no mo seats available. Judge F. T. Wi], with the Ex- tension Division of the University of Minnesota, and speaker of the afte noon, paid high tribute to the hevo ed dead Speaking vth a firm - elation that the people o today must benefit bey the pt, Mr, Wilson enumerated the pt wa, d de- clared that they we all eaused by a predominating idea or idea], ether good or bad, The World War, he id, W the outgrowth o the mili- taristle ideh while the Civil War woe fought v.th the belief that some states uld do as they ted in spite of the intete d opinions of the othe. That the work of lvig the pb- le that coolant the country must po. be started by rteO+g those of the The se'iee were opemM by the mmtmlty and the mo imediate* singing of the hymn, +'Lead On. ,C ae the epi.oa ef Judge Wiln as King Eteal" which w followed b as indicted by his statement that invocation hy Pf. J. P Ro. Mi . we lea to solve o common Ruby lne Ody sang "Come Utc pblems at home  will sol the Me," by Cuen. Felhwing the r gat phems nf the naon and of men the audience sang otber hymn, lhe rl& Th we shall fl that the "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tamul" The! men who have dled in the great w High SChI Girls' GI Club g De-  ha qot deed in vain." + Ke' "sloh" lnedmen The spirit ef pea and fraternity wu in by Pre J. l Rows should pv+Jl, he soJdl but to do so . it will be ny t fc-got lgsh purpos sad intest Neither can men d slety be divldod. It is necessary that ppl sheud tady publle service, he said, and take a mo nmed intest t thor gv+ emmen That tkis w being neg- Ited tcsiay was proud hy the flgma showmg that of the five btllion of del- lara reoeived by the govmltment f the p of the otmtry, 93 ta of ery dollar w spent to carry on and pay for past ws, d to pr pa for utn os, whe only sev t ef t nt for tl ommuty lf "Mum money must be smt re# du- tion, stilt,s lightemntat. aid for wholtome atlon and the hal pinesf the tto of the rld. d fur else impvemt," he stdd. Rev. G. L. Haggaas gave the lev eati, whleh was foilwe4 by a flag diilt by the childn f the Ortonvlle Public hl. Linln'e C,tysburg them were st about the fbility to g-- Amerin'Legion poet to give up ten- JewPlry, silver taly their pla arUeles as far a is known, this eon, a.d ulese some pIe is a te this year. About a month and a half ago the Legion members decided that they Pned. would put a teua in the field against Legi tease in the Seventh Distldet P-O end ether aggregations near he iaa Feed On Jack'e Aeropla. The les which a to go Le- h Use two or th "old bessie" glun teams ef this district we dm u ad me hungry and hl chewed up mo th a month ago, and an at- P a tart of the wing of tjte . tempt had bn made to arrange a of Jack Ande s n of Ortenll schedule ,o "e, . ota, who has b in Sioux The team which the loll Legis oa ight he found that several we adv for prtlee sn after th g. n., fur veral days, w w nrganzig was to have on it he ,ay to palr the ngs befo flue-up players other than Leg+or +ad hop off. The plane was eft members but the team was to be an. Id Past.re after Anderson had land- dec the management of the Lesion. to lure. Sunday when he wt out Tho who we to he on the eqaa vd aj been bwslng en he pl Le en hl dided e ga ze 'S oux Falls S D Daily Ar!teat but lack ef a field has proven g0a for Wedaeeday' June'1. " ] ted em fm having practice, zatlon, the eg'eeutive committee for strictly business basis, he said, and A District meeting of !ebekah Addles w read by Bennie Hess. the Ial tops w food, and ore- will be rorporated   to better in. lodg w held at Wheato. Thureday Mss Rub I Odaey ga a vocal at which Brews Valbsy, OrtonvlIe, selecton+ cers etted, Dr. Schoen who w su this. chairman ef the troop euittee When the metiug for the organlza Clinton and Wbeato lodges w in Following the addles gi by Mr Rut& Teske ee Jadge Won Amerca w sun b which was organized wh the me- lien of the assceiation is het the attendan . , " . i s , i s g y meat woe started, was elected chair- will be present a repntatve f president ef the Poebekah Assemh the aadto. '+The Boys of the Old man of the exutive council 1L F. the Livestock Department of th of Owatonna was present d lns Brigade" ws g by the Men's Oc. Wallmr tary of the first corn- Eq.ity Coerative Exchange of S ted the members as to the wk of the torte. The mrvs we concluded by was elected turer, and what it wll do for bim County meeting after which the District ore. Form Loan and mttee was elected to the me post- Paul who will speak on what +eper- lodge and gave a splendid addsa, benodtet,n by Prof. J. IL Rowe. tion in the uncll and John E. Palmer ativa shp#ng means to the fair The Wheaten ledge d th ---- Committeee ...... for beth trps dll be Agt M. P. Roske will also addict/curs had their business sio Th Insurance Comll4tlly g+stered with nat,onal headquarters the metmg, t Inglatory work wa put  by th __ soon. and applicatlou wll be made fur The mordent for the organlzato OrtonviUe ledge, with Me--riot sore F.E. Wright of thls city and IL It a charter for the Ial orga.zatlun of a Ltk Shpping assoeiatlou is ices by the Cnton lodge, DeWall ef CorlL, have foed a This will be done as sue. as all the being sponsured by the Odessa Far- After the meeting a banquet dn Ial company to be kno  the Tz4- diates have psed the first test, mers MeantiLe company of which nor with covers lsid for 20 wa+ pat.- County Laand Ie Co. Mr. and have t with other tqurements. Mr. Campbell is manager, taken ef and an interesting program DeWall rcce%ly disused of h l Unifols for the Scouts will be o The idea nuw, said Mr. Cpbell, is iven. texests in the Fame & Me.bahia doted on. Ire get eugh members to make it Spelal comment was given the Or State Bank of Cecil to seek work Tentative plans and agemonts ! self-supporting. If this Is done'and tondlle Dogie Staff nd the Clinton not  ec.finlng  bartng, al4 la for the summer outing of the t they stick together, they will be able Lodge for the spldtd Memorial sere- the company foed here exts te troops we al d.eused. The to put the preposition aess and make is. " do mere outside rk . win be worked out more n detsil Ia-I it a gat suess and be.efit. The  thirty members of Gob The company has ame tn h ter It s panned e go ate camp1 The mg w be csled some d Rod Rebekah Ledee of this tit r t th  r. Wght'e law 0fae " semetlme during the latter half nf time betw eght and nine o'clock L psent, sevel of whom remdned ad v deal n land, t  t ' J.  Wedsday enin$, June 1 for the big d iu the evening, suranee.--Appleten Pre THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921 NUMBER 4 U. S. SOLDIER Union 00o-00ces to Senior Class Play "Stop Held Sunday Evening 1 BROUGHT HOME all the Thief" Is Decided Success churches of Ortonville will participate, FROM OVERSEAS inthe Metropolitan thea- tre Sunday evening, June 5, begin- I O ning at about 8:00 o'clock. . ' T .... 1 .... I CROWD THAT PACKS METRO- with Clarence Beckman, Sergeant of Judge F T Wilson w] I ne tne l Police, who modulated his voice to Comrades Show Devotion to T T ,. talk to principal speaker of the evening, and I POLITAN ENJOYS E' ERY Asia when addressing the Fritz Hanson Who Died he will talk about community work MINUTE OF IT. frightened persons who waited pa- While Serving His Coun- and co-operation. He will be assisted tiently for the wedding ceremony to by the Rev. G. L. Haggans and Prof. try Overseas. [J R. Rowe of Montevideo. Preceeding" the speaking program, Full military honors were paid to the Orto nville band will give a half- Fritz Arnold Hanson, overseas-man hour concert of sacred music. The who died in France after contracting Men's Octette will have a part in the influenza while fighti.ng in the program and there will be other spe- trenches of the St. Mihiel sector, when" cial music. The band concert win his remains were buried in the Nor- start about 7:30 o'clock wegian Baptist cemetery near Arti- choke lake Wednesday afternoon. A Bellingham Young Man squad of Legionaires from the Ralph M. Spink Post of Ortonville fired a IS Killed By Lightning volley as the last final rites as his [ Dewey Sahr, 24-year old son of " body was being lowered in the grave. John Sahr of Bellingham, was instant- Hanson was the son of Mrs. Hulda ly killed last Sunday when struck by C. Hanson who lives on a farm on the lightning. He was crawling under a northwest shore of Artichoke lake. A barbed wire fence on his return fram brother, Hje]tme Hanson who was al- fishing when he was killed. Three 8o in the service died of influenza other young men who were with him while in a camp in Georgib,. were knocked down and stunned, but Fritz Hanson was born March 10, not fatally as they had gone under 1894. He was in the conti.gent that the fence ahead of him a.d were not left Ortonville April 28 and went to as close to it. Funeral services were 'Camp DocIge where he remained about held Wednesday. three Weeks. He was in one of the His father, who is seventy years old, first detachments to be sent from is a patient at the Evangelical hos- .there to a southern training camp, go- pital in this city. ing to Camp Travis at San Antonio, Texas. After being there about a EVERYTHING SET Xaonth he sailed from New York, June 26, landing at South Hampton, Eng- land, and tlien going across the chan- el to Le Harve. He was immediately sent into service on the St. Mihiel front and was in the trenches when take sick with influenza. He was first taken to a field hospitaF where he was cared for for a time, and then removed to the base hospital at Toul where he died. His body was buried in the Cemetery at Toni, and remain- ed there until being disintered for shipment to the United States. Hanson was a private in Company (, 360 Infantry of the 90th Division Which is known as the Texas-Oklaho- ma National Army Division. l) He is survived by his mother, six rothers and one sister. FOR FARM PICNIC Judge Frank T. Wilson Added to List of Widely Known and Popu- lar Speakers. It only remains for the weather man to do his part, and the All-County picnic which will be held here Satur- day, Ju]e 4, will be a record breaker. Everything is set now for the big- gest entertainment and days outing that has been held here for some time. The City Park in which the picnic is to be held will be turned over to the members of the Farm Bureau and others early in the day. At noon there will be a picnic lunch in the park. The speaking program is to start at 1:30 o'clock. The speakers are L. E. Potter, president of the Minnesota Funeral services were held Wednes- Farm Bureau Federation, Former day, the American Legion having Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Da- ge in Ortonville and assisting at _metery. Services were held in kota, Judge F. T. Wilson of Stillwa- ter of the Minnesota University Ex- :e Nv.rwegian Baptist church eigh- tension Division, and Mr. Bernstein ChokenJnileslake. from here and near Arti- who represents the Farm Machinery Department of the Minnesota State e2W,as o Sunday that his remains . ,ea Urtonville, and until Wednes- .ay he lay in state in the rotunda of vith court 'blouse, his coffin draped -,, me flag of the country for which ev gave his life, and adorned witll imp! the  soldierly wreaths. Members of ueal Legion post k6pt continual o--u over the body. Members of the firing squad who ani. the body from the court _co its final resting place were .arl Miller,. Ed Wilson, Paul Beck, , loyd Atha, Kenneth Cummens, J. A. [ntbzson, C. A. Zweiner, and Henry" [ Zythe squad being commanded by " "" OWan. The color guard con- !isled of L. E Lundgren, W. A. Ran- lall, and Herb Bolsta, with Bolsta act- ng as COlor bearer. 00ere were hers of tlm Legl.on post "rn .2, Os- :Ed. Often, Joe King, Joe Petnc ar Nickish, G C Taylor, and L. A. ]fercber. . these Roy. Mr. Erickson officiated at services. lPVOWlers Enter Fey House Saturday Night Prison. After the speaking, the several con- tests which have been arranged will be held. o Legion Picks Delegates To Go to Willmar Rally At the meeting of the Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion which was held last Thursday evening, delegates to go to the big. Seventh District conventi@n were elected. They are Willard Tweet, Chas H. Bolsta, and Earl Miller. As alternates, Harry Geier, Joe Pe- trick and Harry Gunderson were elected. The convention will be held at Will- max" July fifth. The Women's Auxil- iary of the Seventh District also plan to hold their convention there the same date. Details of the prograxr# for Me- morial Day were also worked out and agreed upon. Part of the business of the meet- ing was the changing of chairman of the entertainment committee, Willard Tweet being made chairman in place of Albert Orion. Tweet formerly was a member of the entertainment and Kleptomania, in the case of one an unshakable obsession and in the case of another the heritage of an uncle, motivating the action and causing many vexing situations, served as the theme for "Stop Thief," the clever play given by the Seinor Class of the Ortonville high school Wednesday evening, June 1, at the Metropolitan theatre. The presentation of the play was par excellence. Besides this there was action, and then more action, allow- ing not a single dull moment i,n the entire three acts. From the time that Joan Carr, the younger daughter, so well played by Miss Joyce Welch, tripped onto the stage and telephoned Dr. Willoughby, best man, taken by Harvey Pflueger, who lead his friend James Cluney, the bridegroom, Amer Everson, into a conviction that he was a hopeless kleptomaniac, until the final curtain, there was something'do- ing. Even off the stage, which repre- sented the living room o$ the Carr residence, Mrs. Cart, a society _ma- tron with Miss Helen Hubbart in this role, got hysterics and lost her smel- ling salts and ear trumpet makinga regular bedlam of the house of Mr. Carr, a prosperous business man, Carl Anderson taking this p.art. Miss Ruth Go,man as Madge Cart, ' the bride, was exceptionally good, as was Miss Muriel Schoe. who played the part of Caroline Cart, the elder daughter. Jack Kahler, in the pm't of Mr. Jamison, a successful stock broker, who threatened to have every one put in prison, hanged, and electro- cuted if his bonds and money was not recovered, was a hit. The Reverend Mr. Spelain, Ferd Grosenick, could not grasp the humor of the situation. Mahlon Mowery, as Joe Thompson, the detective,"the best in Minnesota," along start, and Arley Carlson, Russell Pi- per, and Carlton Luff, as police officers O'Mal]ey, Clauncy, and O'Brien, re- presented well the strong arm of the law. Robert Hasslen made a good chauffeur. To tell the story of the play would be to tell largely what Jack Doogan, the gentleman thief, taken by Lucian Kaercher, and Nell, the lady's maid alias a thief, which was admirably played by Helen Wilkins, did or were the cause of. Clemency was shown by those who had been the victi,ms of their work and they were saved from a ten year term, but Jack to do his part in giving the play a happy end- i,ng, chose life instead of the ten years, and made the wedding ceremony a three-ring affair with Madge and Cluney, the originally intended bride and groom, and Joan and Dr. Wil- loughby, eleventh-hour converts, com- pleting the happy group. It was the general opinion of those who saw the play that it set a new mark in local ama- teur productions. Every' part was played to perfection, and each player worked together with the others for smoothness of action and pefection of impersonation of the different char- acters. Much credit in the success of the play is due to the excellent coach- ing of the players which was done by Miss Ruby Irene Odney. Tickets for the play were sold out "arly Wednesday morning, and an ad- ditional number of seats were pro- vkled for those who had waited too long to make reservations. It was pos- sibly the largest crowd that has ever attended a play at the local theatre. On Tuesday afternoon the play was given especially for the children of the public school, and about 150 were present. Ninety Dollars Received Thru Sale Of Poppies Approximately $90 was received by the Women's Auxiliary of Ortonville thru the sale of poppies last Satur- day and on Memorial Day, and the thoroness of their work was indicated by the poppie which were worn by al- most everyone on Memorial Day. Camp Fire Girls assisted in the sale of them, and canvassed the business places and other sections of Ortou- ville, offering the poppies for sale. The money which was raised thru their sale will be sent to the widows and orphans of France who made the poppies. Big Picnic to Be Held At Artichoke Lake Sunday A basket picnic and program at which Judge F. T. Wilson of the Uni- versity ExtermionDivision and for- mer Congressman J. E. Kelly of South Dakota will spCrak, will be held Sun- day, June 5, at the Ernest Christian- son farm on Artichoke lake. Picrdc luhch will be at noon. At 1:30 o'clock the*speaking will begin. The picnic aml program is being given under the auspices of the Arti- choke Band. E. J. Mather of Aberdeen, S. D., is here for several days outing on the lake, and I9oking after his farming interests in this community. . ComRtee Members of County Begins Work On State Road Near Correll Work on the roads of the country will be centered i.-x the southeast part of the county for the next week or two. Following the completion Of the work of grading the streets in the village of Clinton, the Larkin-Schoen Construction company moved its equipment to CmTell where they will work on the road runni,ng east from there to the to the county line. A part of the work on this road will be the changing of the course of Stony Creek. The stretch of road is to be graded is there and one-half miles long. Seminary Chorus to Give Two Concerts Soon The Ladies Chorus of the Oak Grove Ladies' Scminary of Fargo, N. D., will give a concert Friday evening, June 10, at the Eidskog church in Ot- rey township. The concert will begin at 8:00 o'clock. Twenty members make up this chorus which has won much favorable comment on its singing, and is con- sidered by critics who have heard them as being exceptionally good. The chorus is directed by Prof. M. Bjorn- son of the Oak Grove Seminary. They are now on their fifth annual tour. On Thursday evening, June 9, they will give a concert at the Holden church which is ve miles south of Beardsley. An invitation is extended to all to attend these concerts. Prowlers took advatage ef the ab- le of and Mrs. Frank Fey Mr. . meir home last Saturday even- t't etered when the Feys were l'hat they had been there and had -rcno,t__ -ned thru the house was discov- by Mrs. Fey on their re- Mr. and : The doors of the house were flmn and there was tallow drippings _. " candles on the carpets and cuQrs of the rooms The drawers of dressers and sideboard were open "tgarrnents and other articles con- in them were strewn about the use: A butcher knife was found on ".itehen table. "rl intruder took no jewelry, silver I" other articles as far as is known, t, he Feys said A pocket book was tlnd o " it On Pen, but it had no money in a.'2" e (Irawer which contained about ad been overlooked and had not o-  opened No clue of the person r Persons was left. Cws Feed On Jack's Aeroplane had'" ausebee two or three "old bossms" up - Ome hungry and had chewed -, ct Part of the wing of t, he aero- ptanei__aof Jack Anderson of Ortonlle, Fall ta, who has been in Smux s, S. D., for several days, it-was he surY , to repair the wings before _ au hop off The" nlane was left a a pas _ ,a . ture after Anderson had land- :? acre. Sunday hen he went out e a flight he found that several rS d Wi- been browsing on the plane s amusement committee. Favorable re- port of the financial condition of the Legion post was made by Post Finame Officer, Earl Miller, It showed that the finances of the post had been considerably improved by the returns from the presentation of the oper- etta, "Windmills of Holland." A report was ,made by the publish- ing committee. Little Hopes for Legion Baseball Team This Year Inability to get a place suitable for a baseball field has forced the local AmericanLegion post to give up ten- Boy Scouts Have Meetin l I Committee members of the local or- i ganization of Boy Scouts met last Friday evening in the offices of the First National bank and took under consideration principally the matter of finaltetng the two troops. All members of the two commit- tees, together with the scoutmasters, were present. The meeting was pre- sided over by Dr. E. N Schoen. In line with the requirements of the constitution of the Boy Scouts organi- zation, the executive committee for the local troops was formed, and offi- cers elected. Dr. Schoen who was tatively their plan of having a team chairman of the troop -committee this season, and unless some place is which was organized when the move- available soon Ortonville will not have a team this year. About a month and a half ago the Legion members decided that they would put a team in the field against Legion teitms in the Seventh District and other aggregations near here. The rules which are to govern Le- gion teams of this district were drawn up more than a month ago, and an at- tempt had been made to arrange a schedule. The team which the local Legion was organizing was to have on its line-up players other than Legion members but the team was to be un- der the management of the Legion. Those who were to be on the squad were ready for practice soon after the Legion had decided to organize a team, but lack of a field has preven- ted them from having practice. ment was started, was elected chair- man of the executive council. R.F. Walker secretary of the first com- mittee was elected to the same posi- tion in the council and John E. Palmer was elected treasurer. Committees for both troops will be registered with national headquarters soon, and application will be made for a charter for the local organization. This will be done as soon as all the candidates have passed the first test, and have met with other requirements. Uniforms for the Scouts will be or- dered soon. Tentative plans and arrangements for the summer outing of the two troops were also discussed. These will be worked out more in detail la- ter. It is planned to go into camp Shipping Association to Be Formed At Odessa Organization of a Livestock Ship- ping Association which is to be in- corporated uder the state laws will be completed at a meeting to be.held in the Village Hall, Odessa, on Wed- nesday evening, June 15, according to G. B. Campbell of Odessa who ie one of the principal persons behind the movement. The business will be conducted on a strictly business basis, he said, and will be ivcorporated so as to better in- sure this. When the meeting for the organiza- tion of the association is held, there will be present a representative from the Livestock Department of the Equity Co-operative Exchange of St, Paul who will speak on what co-oper- ative shipping means to the farmer and what it will do for him. County Agent M. P. Roske wilt also address the meeting. The movement for the organizatio'a of a Livestock Shipping association is being sponsored by the Odessa Far- mers Mercantile company of which Mr. Campbell is manager. The idea now, said Mr. Campbell, is to get enough members to make it self-supporting. If this is done and they stick together, they will be able to put the prop6sition across and make it a great success and benefit. The meeti.,g will be called some- Clinton Pastor Praises Boy Who Fell In Action "I would rather be the father of Gordie Campbell dead than Grover Berg'doll alive," declared Rev. H. B. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church at Clinton in addressing a large au- dience which had met at the city park there Mmorial Day to pay honor to those who had served their country. Campbell whose full name was Charles Gordon was killed in service overseas, and in his honor the Legion post of Cli.nton bears his name. One of the largest crowds that has ever turned out for Memorial Day exer- cises stood in the cold north wind at the City Park and cemetery during the morning while an elaborate program was being carried out. Work of School Pupils To Be Exhibited Friday An exhibit of Ma.ual Training and Domestic Science work done by the pupils of the Seventh, Eighth, Nifith, and Tenth Grades of the Ortonville Public School will be held Friday af- ternoon, June 3, in the Anderson building across the street from the M. M. Johnson Furniture Store. The exhibit will continue from 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon until 9:00 o'clock in the evening. It will include principally exhibits of Shop Work, Mechanical Drawing, and Sewing, and will be work that has been done thruout the entire year. No admission fee will be charged. HAGGANS PREACHES BACCALAUREATE Emphasizes Importance of Determina- tion and Concentration In Work In Future. Using as his text a part from the thirteenth verse of third Philippians, "Forgetting those things that are be- hind," Roy. G. L. Haggans, pastor of the Methodist church of this place de- livered the Baccalaureate sermon to the thirty-two graduates of the Or- tonville high school and a large crowd at the Metropolitan theatre Sunday evening, May 29. "The Quest of Life," which was his topic emphasized two main thots, con- centration and determination. Con- centration he particularly stressed as being vital to the best interests of the person in making progress. Determination mea.ns that we will carry out our plans, he said. ThLs he made more impressive by quoting the contrasting epitaph', on the tomb o] Joseph II of Austria, which reads, "Here lies a monarch with the best of intentions who never carried out a solitary plan?' Determination which resulted in putti.g plans and ideas in- to operation was necessary, he said. In further explanation of the impor- tance of this he spoke of four corol- laries of determination, they being vision, confidence, progress, and pur- pose. The service were opened by the singing of the hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal" which was followed by invocation by Prof. J. 1 Rowe. Miss Ruby Irene Odney .sang "Come Unto Me," by Coenen. Following the ser- mon the audience sang another hymn, "Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult." The High School Girls' Glee Club sang De- Koven's "Recessional." Benediction was given by Prof. J. 1 Rowe Alleged Chicken Thief Released On $750 Bail Warrant for the arrest of George Foster for stealing  from Adolph Lecher a week ago Friday night was issued the latter part of last week by County Attorney R. G. Farrington. Foster was released on furnishing bail amoun te.:$750. Sol Kight who was with Fotr was arrested the day following the attempt take the chickens. He was also re- leased on bail amounting to $750. Nothing will be doae with either of the cases until District Court onvenes for Big Stone county. This will be some time in Octbber. Then both will be submitted to the grand DEFENDERS OF NATION HONORED MEMORIAL DAY sometime during the latter half of[time between eight and nine o'clock June. Wednesday evening, June 15. All Ortonville Pays Tribute To Heroes, Both Living And Dead--Flags Fly At Half Mast. Heroes of this country who have de- fended it in its past wars were hon- ored by Ortonvitle and the vicinity on Memorial Day, May 30, witksmw- ices which paid tribute to them and their deeds. Business houses here closed duri'ng the entire day, as was the public school, in memory of those who had made the sacrifice in the service of their flag and country. Scarlet pop- pies were in evidence everywhere, adorning tlm coat lapels and dress of those who remembered the men who have "gone west." Joint Memorial services were held in the Methodist church Sunday fore- noon, and members of the various service organization attended in body. The sermon was delivered by Prof. J. R. Rowe of Windom Institute of Mon- tevideo. Memorial Day services were held Monday' afternoon, the G. A. R., the W. R. C., the Arherican Legion, Wom- en's Auxiliary and the Camp Fire Girls, all in uniform, taking part in the exercises. More than twenty-five members of the Ralph M. Spink post of the American Legion, in the kahki of the soldier, navy blue of the sailor/and in their Marine uniforms, were in for- vatiort in the line of march. Several members of the G. A. R. were also present, and headed the procession o Mound cemetery. Following the services at the ceme- tery, the remainder of the Memorial Day exercises were held at the Metro- politan theatre  Which was filled to capacity by the crowd. Standing room was taxed, in spite of the fact that many did not stay after they saw that there were no more seats available. Judge F. T. Wilson, with the Ex- tension Division of the University of Minnesota, and speaker of the after- noon, paid high tribute to the honm- ed dead. Speaking with a firm con- viction that the people of today must benefit by the past, Mr. Wilson enumerated the past wars, and de- clared that they wore all caused by a predominating idea or ideal, either good or bad. The World War, he said, was the outgrowth of the mili- taristic idea, while the Civil War was fought with the belief that some states could do as they wanted in spite of the interests and opinions of the others. That the work of solving the prob- lems that confront the country must be started by correcting those of the community and those more imediate, was the opinion of Judge Wilson as was indicated by his statement that "as we learn to solve our common problems at home we will solve the great problems of the nation and of the world. Then e slmll feel that the men who have died in the great war have lt died in vain." The spirit of peace and fraternity should prevail, he said; but to do so it will be necessary to forget selfish purposes and interests. Neither can men and society be divided. It is necessary that people should study public service, he said, and take a more concerned interest i their gov- ernment. That this was being neg- lected today was proved by the figures showing that of the five billions of dol- lars received by the government from " the pople of the country, 93 cents of every dollar w',s spent to carry n and pay for past wars, and to pro- welfare. "MoI money be s cation, U for wholesome reereatlon and the hap pines  the nations of the wo and for civic improvement," he said. Rev. G. L. Hagga=ls gave the inv- Rebekahs Hold  I cation, which was followed by a flag Meetln-At 'oton drill by the children of the Ortonville ,, -, t Publio school. Lincoln's Gettburg A District meeting of Bebekah] Address was read by Bennie Hess. lodges was held at Wheaten Thursday  Miss Ruby Irene Odney gave a vocal at which Browns Valley, Ortonville,t selection. Clinton and Wheato lodges were in I Following the address given by attendance. Mrs. Ruth Teske, vice- Judge Wilson, America was sung by president of the Rebekah Assembly, the audience. "The Boys of the Old of Owatonna was psent and instruc- ted the members as to the work of the lodge and gave a splendid address. The Wheaten lodge opened the meeting after which the District Offi- cers had their business session. The initiatory work was put oa by the Ortonville lodge, with Memorial serv- ices by the Clinton lodge. After the meeting a banquet din- ner with covers laid for 250 was lear- taken of and an interesting program iven. Speial comment was given the Or- tonville Degree Staff and the Clinton Lodge for the splendid Memorial serv- ices. There were thirty ;members of Gol- den Rod Rebekah Lodge of this city present, several of whom remained for the big dance in the evening. Brigade" was sung by the Men's Oc- tette. The services were concluded by benediction by Prof. J. R. Rowe. Form Loan and Insurance Company F. E. Wright of this city and H. IlL DeWall of Correll, have formed a local company to be known as the Tri- County Lmld, and Insurance Co. Mr, DeWall rece/itly disposed of his iv,. terests in the Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Correll to seek work not so confining as banng, and .in the company formed here expects to do more outside work. The company has offices' in coimee- tiort with Mr. Wright's law offices " and will deal in land, loans and it surance.--Appleton Press.