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THE ORTOY00LE INDEPENDENT VOLUME III ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1922 NUMBER 5 LUNDEEN GETS COLD SHOULDER NEED $1,000 FOR JULY FOURTH. Legion Committees to Start Soliciting At Early Date, to Raise Ftmd. Between eight hundred and one AT B V MEETING thousand dollars will be necessary to carry out the plans of Ralph hi. Spink Post of the American Legion I for the big 4th of July celebration, it Candidate for U. S. Senator Twas stated today, following the regu- . lar meeting of the post on Monday Makesto SmallSpeechG th ri frmInAUt[ night, at which the different caramit- tees made their report. _a___e__no this i Every effort will be .made by the .Lj. j Post to raise this amount, it was -- stated, and the entertainment corn- Ernest Lundeen, progressive repub-I nttee, of which Chas. H. Bolsta is lican candidate for United States Sen-T chairman, will commence soliciting at ate steamed into Ortonville Friday uorning in his Nash six and deliver- ed from his machine on the street a few hurried shots at what he termed the "big machine." Mr. Lundeen, referring to his for- mer visits to Ortonville, particularly the one in the fall of 1919, when he was deported by having been placed into a refrigerator car, after an at- tempted speech at the Orpheum thea- tre, said, that he held no ill feeling toward Ortonville. "It was the best piece of advertising I ever had," he said. "Less than a week afterward ]my attentpted speech hera against the League of Nations it was killed by Congress. Less than a week after my speech here former President Taft rose in pretest against the treatment accorded me in Ortonville. At about the same time the American Legion 1National Committee censured the ac- tion of those instrumental in my de- portation.,' Senator Ketlogg's record in the sen- ate was assailed by the speaker, par- ticularly on his vote for the I..ague of Nations, Newberry, and on his first soldier's bonus vote. Lundeen plead- ed for the support of the fanmer and World war veterans pledging that he would see that both were rresented. He forecast his own victory, stating that Anna Dickie Oleso.n, Melghen or Kellogg would have no show, from What he was able o learn. Following the style for which he has become known over the state, undeen devoted his few minutes while here to personal attacks on sev- eral local parties who were leaders in his deportation. Mr. Lundeen offered no remedies to what he classified as prevailing ills in the United States Senate. His at- tacks were aimed principally at sol- dier bonus legislation, railroad rate guarantee, and foreign entan__giemmr He charged that congre was n?t sat .?fled with delving into European af- fairs but had already become greatly interested in "black Africa," and that it had apprepriated a large sum to eaueate the people of certain sections there." Lundeen placed himself in the class of such men as Senator Borah, of Idaho, Hiram Johnson, of California and Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin whom he claimed as personal admir. ors and intimate friend. His speech at Ortonviile was one of a series he made over the county, Gspeaking at Correll, Odessa, Clinton, raeeville, and Beardsley. h People of this community have now'l card Anna Dickie Olesen and Lun- deen in campaign speeches and may hear Meighen before the primaries on June 19, but it is understood that Sen- ator Kellogg will he unable to devote any of his time personally to the fight in the primaries, beeanse of important egislation slated at Washington. Residents of Browns Valley, where LUndeen had engaged a hall, were not favorable to him by any means. A cording to reports, "the speaker didn't . speak.', He was hissed from the hall gave up his ammpt in vain. watch the papers after une 19th," was a favorite expression of his. At one of the meetings a listener retort- ed, "I'll say, watch them. You won't know there was an election so fars votes YOU get are concerned." Seniors Entertain Royally On "Queen of the Lake" Twelve o'clock on Saturday morn- ing, brought about eighty gayly dress- ed picnicers to the doe where the "Queen of the Lake" awaited their arrival. The event was the annual Junior-Senior picnic given by the graduating class. At about one o'clock, after much hilarity, the hosts and hostesses with their guests, boarded the launch to I to Springs. V=- g e two a a half hours' -'- ttlv k'1Wj the time spent in making the trip, a most delightful, leisurely trip was in- dulged h Reahi.ng the Spring, a palatable dinner was served to the hungry pr- ty. Various forms of amuments were thought of by all members 4 the circle, and enjoyed until evening. On the return trip, diffeimt me hers of the faculty Performed a mook wedding ceremony, much to the amusement of those on board. The boat landed at the dock at tm- thirty, bringing home a tired but hap- PY pople, this ending the hool activities for the year., " an early date. The entertainment program calls for band concerts, water sports, floats, and a dsplay of fireworks, besides other forms of amusement. At the meeting Monday,. Ralph Hippie, G. C. Tyler and Henry Bailey were appointed as a committee to meet with members of the Legion Posts of Beardsley and Clinton to dis- cuss plans for the part the Legion is to take at the Big Stone County Fair next Fall. The committee met at Clinton Tuesday night, but no definite arrangements were decided upon as the fair board members could not he interviewed. Another me.ng will be held later. Tourists Increasing With Stop-over At Ortonviile Will and Ed. Robinson of Marshall, Minnesota, passed thru here Monday on their way from Portland, Oregon, to Marshall, in a Ford Coupe. They carried a large banner with the word- ing "Marshall, the Best Town in America." Directly under that word- ing--to satisfy the different towns thru which they passed was the let- tering "Your town Excepted." While here they called vn F. M. Birkenmey- er, of the Pioneer Store, who formerly lived at Marshall. They averaged better than 200 miles a day and their praise for the Yellowstone Trail was such that it makes one feel proud to live in a town located on this national- ly known highway. Every day sees an increase in the number of tourists travelling over the Yellowstone Trail and the city camp- ing park is being enjoyed by a large number each day. / Local Man. Bays Farm. A deal was  laet Saturday whereby Cj4ergrom, living ear Foger; e the ' owner of an eighty  farm, the property of an. cob Brain. The deal was made thru A. B. Kaercher & Company. Peter Skram drove down today from Lilly, S. D., for a visit with his cousin, A. S. Halls. s PUPILS OF COUNTY SCHOOLS HOLD ROBBERS WORK AT ODESSA. ENTY ENROLLED Kollitz Store Burglarized aeeond Time CONTESTS WITH SEV ,. Less Than Three Weeks. Robbers for the second time in less Miriam Morril and Sylveste Clance Wachter (Dist. 13) Correll Steen Now Eligible to En- ter State Contest, on Fair Week, September 2-9. I Seventy children coming from vari- i ous pars of the county enrolled for the county.contest in reading, arith- metic, and spelling held in the high school auditorium in Ortonville last Friday, June 2. Immediately following enrollment the contest in Arithmetic was held This contest was not a test to show what each grade should be able to do but was a test on accuracy in the fundamental operations. Addition and subtraction was given in every grade, with the addition of ,mt}ltiplica- tion and division in the intermediate and upper grades. One or two sim- ple problems involving statement form was given in each grade from 4th to 8th grades inclusive. From fifth to eighth grade ten practical measurement questions were added. Those winning first and second place in the county were as follows: Grade I.Dist. 42, Esther Thomp- son, Ortonville, lst; Dist. 43, Luille Rixe, Johnson, 2nd. Grade II.Dist 42, Albertine John- son, Ortonville, 1st; Dist. 2, Marion Hanson, Ortonvi.lle, 2rid. Grade III.--Dist 42,Peter Hanson, Ortonville, 1st; Dist. 39, Shirley Mor- rill, Clinton, let; Diet 42, Vera Nel- son, Ortonville, 1st; Dist. 43, Lorna Stevanus, Johnson, 2nd. Grade IV.--I)ist. 26, Earl Hanson, Correll, 1st. Grade V.--Dist. 31, Liela Eastman, Clinton, 1st; Dist 42, Stanley Mathi- son, Ortonville, 2nd. Grade VI.Dist. 2, Leonard Peter- son, Ortonville, 1st (100 per cent); Diet 43, Rtzby Leslie, Johnson, 2nd. Grade VIL--Dist. 43, Edythe Leslie, Johnson, lst" Grade VIIL--Dist. 59, Arthur A. Carlson, Barry, 1st. Following the contest in Arithme- tic, after a five minute intermission, during which all small children wish- ing to play were taken in charge by two Normal Training girls, the con- test in oral spelling was held. There were thirteen conteztedts. 7altar well tL tng throe hundred words, the Judges found that Clarence Wachter, Correll, (Dist. 1), Miriam Morrill, Clinton (Dist 39), and Alvilda Cartberg, Clin- ton (Dist. 6), had each missed two words. After all other contests were over in the afternoon, another con- test was held eliminating two, Miriam Morrill, won 1st place (Diet 39), and J. R. Jenkins, Dies After Long lllne00 Had Been Farmer of Big State CK. ty for Many Years. Fnneral Servie Held Sunday. John 1 Jenkins; who had been a resident of Big Stone county since 1898, during which "time he devoted the major part to building up of a farm in Prior township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. EL Sturges, at the age of 68 years. Mr. Jenkin's death had been expect- ed for several wee k- He underwent an operation in October at the West- ern Minnesota Hospital for stricture of the bowels and since that time he gradually  w eak. Death was caused from anaemfa, from which he had suffered for a number of years. John ]1. Jenkins was born in New York State August 30, 1854, his par- ents having come originally from wales. When 4 years old, in 185, he came with his parents to LaCrosse County, Wis. Hem he spent his boy- hood and young manhood. On Sep- tember 23, 1877 he was married to Evelyn F. Davis. They engaged in farming in Big Creek Valley, La- Crosse Co., Wisconsin, until they came to Big Stone County, Minnesota, in April 1898. Here they again engaged in farming, in Prior Township, on what is known as "Matthews Ran." In 1908 they moved to Spring Grove Park, where they lived un 1915, when they moved to Ortonville. Hero Mr. Jenkins engaged in business un- til in 1919, when he was obliged to retire on acoount of ming health. He passed away at ten o'clock L n, June 2, 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. St. S. Sturges; leaving Mrs. Jenkins and this daughter, Mrs. Sturges, both of Ortonville. Mr. Jen- kins wits a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, at Clinton; al- so of Lake Lodge No. 170 and Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 71 of the In- dependent Order of Odd Fellows at Ortonvilie. During the months previ- ous to his death these orders have helped'greatly in his core. Not a night passed but, what some member was at his badside. Funeral services were held from the Sturip residence on Sunday af- ternoon, with Paul . Boekoven and Rev. G. L. Haggans oflislattng. Serv- ices at the grave were conducted by the Odd Flewe Ldga. held second place. A contest in written spelling was held as soon as all returned after din- ner, about 1:30. Twelve entered this contest. Fifty words were pro- I nounced. All received grades vary- ing between 94 and 78. Dist 21.--Sylvester D. Steen, Or- tonville, Dist. 59, Helen C. Skog, 1st; Barry, 2nd. After the written contest the read- ing contest was held thruout all the grades. Each was given about one page to read in a book unfamiliar to them. They were scored 50 per cent on expression; 20 per cent Articula- ;tion; 20 per cent Pronounciation; 10 iper cent Position. Those winning first and second place in reading were as follows: Grade I.--Dist 43; Harold Jaenisch, Johnson, let; Dist. 42, Ida Hanson, Ortonvflle, 2n&- Grade ll--Dist. 29, Marvin Ober- holtzer, Beardsley, Ist; Dist. 2, Marion Hanson, Ortonvilie, 2nd. Grade III.--Dist. 59, Margaret Han- ratty, Barry, 1st; Dist. 29, Alma Ober- holtzer, Beardsley, 2ncL Grade IV--Nist. 20, Laurence Knud- son, Beardsley, 1st; Dist. 5, Ralph Barsema, Ortonville, 2nd. Grade V--Dist. 5, Alberta Barsema, Ortonville, 1st; Dist. 43, Irene Alt- hoff, Johnson, 2nd. Hammuer Arrests Forger. John W. Hausauer, special agent Mr the Milwaukee Road returned from a trip to Dickenson and Minot, N. D., the fore part of the week, where he was sent by the corany to apprahend a party for forging a hek Mr. Hausauer after investigating the ease arrested Joseph Dressier, a minor, living near Raleigh, N. Dak, and he pleaded guilty. Dressier had forged a cheek involv- ing the Milwaukee road in the mlm of $94.45. Local Baseball Team Win From Appleton 9 to 8 Ortonvilte sucoeeded, after valiant effort and much horse-play, in annex- ing Sunday's game with Appleton on the looal field Iy a scero of 9 to 8. Four safe hits which resulted in four runs the .first inning made it looked like a walk-away for the loc- als, but Chflds in the box for Orton- rifle, was "hog-wild" and in the third stanza wlked the  three up. Clark, first up, who was advanced to third on the free shifts took a wide 4ead off the hag and in attempting to put him out, Miller, local catcher, threw the ball into left ,field and Brown returned it over the ttoher's head in his attempt to ward off the next runner and two more tallies were counted by the visitors. They annextd five more as the game progrestd on walks, hits and errors while the looais kept about even though trailing one or two behind until the ninth inning. In the ninth Faedtke, who had suc- ceedad Scott in the box for Appleton, passed the first three and a hit thrn third base was all that was necessary to score the winning tans. The game as a whole was a weird exhtion of baseball. C'nilds could not find the plate and this was offset by the inexperlenceof Appleton's slab artists who had just been tnated from high schooL Ortonville's team can, with prac- tise, become equal to the best in this part of the state. Without that, no team can hope to induce a following in the form of a "paying crowd." Lake Weleame Ditut Vkiter& Dr. and Mrs. C. . Lows of M- bridge, S. D., arrived on Sunday af- ternoon for a month's outing at tim lake. Mrs. Iawe is a sister to. Mrs. Bee Dixon, who formerly attended school her L Grade VI.--Dist. 20, Thordis Knud- son, Beardsley, lst; Dist. 43, Ruby Leslie, Johnson, 2nd. Grades VII and VIILDist. 5, Eve- lyn Dodds, Ortonville, 1st; Dist 20, Lloyd Knudson, Beardsley, 2nd. Every contest was entered into in good spirit and proved very interest- ing to the parents, teachers and friends who had gathered to hear them. This was the culmination of work started in many localities last au- tumn, when two or three neighbor- ing schools met for a contest. Some schools failed to hold any prelimin- ary contests but all with the excep- tion of six schools entered the elim- ination contests held during the last week in April or the first week in May. One of the above was un- fortunate in having three teachers during the year, the last one of which did mt know the date of the contest unti! too late to join in. Miriam Morrill, winner in oral ell- ing, and Syivester Stesn, winner in written spelling are now entitled to compete in the state contest held in St. Paul at the State Fair in Septem- ber. A small contribution of five dol- lars and seventy cents was taken up to help defray expenses. than three weeks centered their activi- ties on the Kollitz' store of Odessa, when on Monday night they escaped with merchandise valued at $200.00. Discovery of the robbery was not made until on Tuesday morning when one of the clerks came to work. En- trance was found to have been made by way of the basement and the lock to a side door picked to permit a di- rect route to an automobile which must have been put into use to cart the loa& The loot consisted of the more ex- pensive merchandise of the store, such as silk hoisery, shirts, caps, ties, shoes and of course they had to top it off with smokes so they took a few boxes of choice cigars. Empty boxes fotmd strewn about the store gave evidence that time was taken to select only the most valuable goods. Sheriff John Gowan was summoned but no trace was found giving any clue on which to work with a view of apprehending the guilty parties. On Thursday nijht, May 18, the store was burglarized and merchan- dise taken of considerable value. En- trance was gained at that time by prying open one of the rear windows. Council Holds Regular Session Monday Evening Business was very light at the regu- lar meeting of the city counail, held on Monday evening at the Library. Appointment was made of Mrs. Gee, MacMurpey to fill the vacancy on the library board, caused by the death of J. M. Snesrud. Victor Beckman was appointed as night watchman during the summer months and the street committee was authorized to have made, "auto speed warning signs to be erected in con- spicuous places. "Auto speeders can- not say then that they knew not what our regulations are," mayor Bailey said. "This idea of people driving like mad folks must be stopped, at least insofar as it appliesto Orton- ville." Permission was granted the Ameri- can Legion for use of. the streets on July 4th, at which tithe they will have erected booths for various entertain- ment features. Will Hold Social Afternoon. Members of the W. R. C of this mty will hold a soekl afternoofi at their rooms at the courthouse on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, from 3:00 to 7:00 p. m. Refreshments will ,be served and the proceeds will go to the relief fund. An invitation is .extend- ed to everyone to be present. ]Construction Of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schoen enter- tnined Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Burkhart of Hubbard Woods, Illinois and Mr. C. B. Mclntosh, Vice.President of the Sehunma Plane Co., Rockford, IlL, on Monday, The party was taken for a trip on the "Queen of the Lake." They fully appreciated the scie beauties of the lake. After return- ing to shore the guests were enter- tained at. the Sehoen home. There were. between twenty-five and thirty invited gtests. Dr. Lemon In Address Says Many Have Imaginary I Dr. Lemon who delivered the com- mencement address at the Orph Theatre Friday night  his hope that the class of 1922 Would not go thru  life with an Idea t n mind that there was gometldng wrong with themselve Illustrating this poirt the speaker related a story of a woman whom he said constantly complained of being unwell until she was persuaded to consult a doctor. He, of course, knew her real well and after an ex- amination discovered that there was nothin seriously wrong with her, However, he prescribed  sweet tast- ing drink al she imenedlately began t get well Ae the story was told she complained no more and went back to the docter sad asked him what she had been suffering from. He in- formed her of the proper name. This she repeated many times over until she reached home where she looked the definition up in the dictionary and found that it meant "a blight on the bean." " Mr. Lemon assured the graduates that ninny people were exactly this woman hut didn't realize the fact. Oratiorfs by the valedi, Ed- win Carlson, and salutation, Ragna Hjelmeland, showed remarkable study and observation made by these young people in the preparation of their es- says. Mrs. George Shumaker, president of the Board of Education, presented the diplomas to the high sohool grad ares, while Miss Martha Rothwell, county superintendent, presented to the normal graduates, their eertifi. cete Wayne Kelly drove a new Oadillac Sedan out from the twin eittm Satur- day night. : ........ Dam To Start Soon[ Lake LeVel Anured by Structure at Head of Minnesota River. Milwaukee to Asoist. Favobable expression having been received on Wednesday from Cerlos Avery, state game and fish commis- sioner, on the hurter of constructing a dam Itt the foot of Big Stone Lake, after a conference last week with Wayne Kelly and oRbert Sohoen of this city, the work will now begin and the lake maintained to its prop- er level. The work will be in charge of Fred Peterson and son of this city. Material for the dam will be furn- ished free of charge by the Mitwaukee Railway Company, wich is interested iK keeping the lake level to the prop- er height on account of preserving its fish and also for the  benefit the com- pany receives in obtaining clear ice it ships to various pOints along its line, The obstruction will be made from 4 inch ptank laid in'dodble thickness and in at least four sections to per- mit easy removal in oatm of necessity . 'It will be of a tenrportry nature. According to the letter from Mr. Avery written to Mayor J. A. Bai- ley, when the majority of te peo- ple favor such a dam it is not necessary to obtain an order from that department. The principal rea- son for seeking the advice of the de- partment was on the matter of cob- strutting a fish-way. This, R was held, is not necessary so long as the harrier is of a temporary nature. Removal of the gates will be mde during the early spring to permit the fish to get into the lake. Grading Lakeshore Road. Grading operations on state road No. 1, better known as the Lake Shore road, leading out of this dty north- ward, was commenced recently by he Sehoen Construction Company. The road is beihg straightened and widen- ed in several places where necessary and tle rough spots touched up pre. paratory to heavier operations that are to be made on it next season. At the present time grading is being made to Gustafson's corner, a point about nine miles from here. When this road Is finally comple- ted it will furnish people of the north- west one of the most beautiful drives td be found in  .part of the state. INITIAL PLANS MADE FOR BIG LEGION MEETING Ralph M. Spink Post and Auxiliary Offer Best to Seventh District D e 1 e- gates on July 24. Plans for the Seventh Distriat Am- erican Legion Convention which will be held in Ortonville on Monday, July 24th, have this week been released from the hands of the local commit- tee in charge and have been broad- casted over the district generally by a bulletin sent out from the offices of the present District Cammander, W. W. Larson of Starbuck. One specific announcement made by the committee, of which Earl W. Mil- ler is chairman, and which is carried out in the bulletin, is the securing of names of the delegates who will at- tend the convention. Names of dele- gates and alternates must be in the hands of Mr, Miller not later than July 1st. The bulletin includes also a blank for the listing of the dele- gas and alternates and this should be filled out in duplicate and both copies forwarded to Mr. Miller. Getting these names to the com- mittee in charge early will greatly as- sist them in formulating further plans. The Ortonvilie Post is plan- ning on financing the convention in such a manner that delegates and al- ternates will be given the banquet and entertainment provided absolute- ly free of charge---a feature which heretofore has not been attempted. Ortonville, blessed with more than a usual amount of natural convenien- ces, is in a position to entertain the delegates and their friends in a novel and interesting manne and the com- mittee in charge of the 1922 Conven- tion are determined to make use of those advantages and put on a pro- gram that will meet with the unani- mous endorsement of all. Their Le- gion ,Post is exceptionally active and they have no fear of being able to live up to what is expected of them. Th time is yet too far distant to make specific announcement regard- ing the time for sessions, etc., but all that will be giver publicity t due time. The Ortonville Auxiliary Unit is also very active in arranging fgr their district meeting, which takes place at the same time. They will have their speakers and regular business ses- sions, while the entertainment fea- tures will be enjoyed by both organ- izations in a body. Names of dele- gates to the Auxiliary Convention should be sent to Mrs. C. A. Zwien- er, Ortonville, Minn. Both organizations realize that a good deal of the success of he con- vention depends upon their ability to secure, in advance, the names of the delegates and they ask only that each pot in the district make their selec- tions early and forward names. COLONEL RODGERS WILL INSPECT LOCAL GUARDSMEN Colonel Rodgers, of the Federal De- partment will be in Ortonvllle Friday night to inspect the local guard unit, it was made known today by C. A. Zw,ener, lieutenant, in ehage of the unit. With Colonel Rodgers approval, which is expected will be gfven, the Ortonville unit will soon be give a letter company. At the present time there are p- wards of 50 men in th company and enlistments are being received dally. Notice has been given that all guards- men must be at the courthouse at 7:30 Friday evening. If Ortonville  is to have a full strength company, and indications point favorably that way, the support of the townspeople is of material value. Lad Traps Family of Wolves Near Beardsley It is not safe for the parents to both leave home at the same time with the children left to guard them- selves. Many people have learned that lesson. There is in this county somewhere a father and mother wolf that learned the came lesson a short tLmo ago, when they returned to dis- cover that their entire family of eight little ones, they had left so play- ful, were not therf. They had been captured by Frm Erlckson, a lad living south of B'dsiey, who was out for that putqpose and who had waited patiently for the opportune time Young Ertekson and his father came down on Monday to inqre about the bunty. One of the wolv was found &rod, having been killed by the others after they were placed in a pen in captivity. Besides hav- ing ridded his section of the county of eight dastroyera, Erlekson, will v- eetve $2L00 from the county auditor, as bounty, providing: he decides to ki them and brtnl the eateasee h 81 proof, which the law requlre