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THE OR00fONVILLE INDEPENDENT III ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1922 .NUMBER 8 BELIEVED FATALLY HURT IN COLLlSIONiNorthwesto00 00n,ere.e Holds Au- nual Meeting--Many Prominent Swerves Suddenly ,In Passing Car and Crashes Head-on--Cause of Acci- dent Remains Unsolved. Slight chance fo recovery are beinf out for Miss Selma Swenson of S. D., who, with three others, injured last Sunday night when automobile ran into the one in chich they were riding, m,:he is now the Graceville hospital where her is considered critical. The occurred about six miles east[ Peever on the road from Browns[ Keystone League l'- Meets at 0dessa i Speakers on Program. The Sunday school and Keystone League of Christian Endeavor of the North Western conference of the United Evangelical Churc.h held its annual convention at Odessa last week and was a decided success. All meet- ings were well attended both by dele- gates and people of Odessa and neigh- boring towns. About sixty delegates i were present. They represented the I four states, North and South Dakota, Ioa,," and Minnesota. The delegation] from Drake, N. D., was the largest, ] arm consigted of ten delegates and vis- itors. Some of the other places repre- sented were: LeMars, Is.,( the home of The other persons in the car wereT Western Union College); "St. Paul, Anderson, who omed and wasi Minn.; Nora Springs, Iowa; George,[ the car, Herbert Hegnert and i Iowa; and Big Stone CRy, S. D. young lady, all of the parties being Rev. A. "E. Hangen, D. D., editor of i Peever. [The Evangelical, who comes from[ No explanation has been worked i Harrisburg, Pa., was the principal for the accident. The cause of it i speaker of the convention. His talks remains a mystery, and a mat-!were of great interest and to the for conjecture. The party had!point. His ready wit kept his audi- to Bonanza Springs that even- iences in the best of humor. nd began their tgip home, go- 1 Dr. B. F. Zuehl of Western Union k by the way of Beardsley I College gave a talk on Education and Browns Valley. Shortly after, brought out the advantages of the left Browns Valley it began to, college at LeMars, Iowa. and hoping to reach Peever with- having to put on the mud chains speeded up. The car was tray- between twenty-five and thirty an hour when the accident took Services on Sunday were held at the Yellow Bank camp ground. Dr. Hangen spoke in the morning on "The Lord's Sr, According to Paul." After the sermon communion was served to about two hundred people. In the afternoon Dr. Zuehl spoke on "Training for Work in the Kingdom." In the evening Dr. Hangen again de- livered the message. Sunday's serv- "ices were especialIF well attended. Over one thousand people were pre- ent at the evening service. Not all of he time was given to business and speeches. On Wednes- day evening a reception was given to the delegates. Refreshments were served and an enjoyable time is re- ported by all. Saturday afternoon the delegates and visitors took an outing on Big Stone Lake. About Seventy persons were on the boat which left the dock at two o'clock, and returned at 5:00. z Representing the Luther League at Clinton, Miss Lillie ]rie, kson" left Wed- nesdaynight for hijtke City where she will attel .tleree day state eon- vetion whieb/-an there today. She was the only delegate the Clinton organization. they had passed each Thru the misted wind- they could see that the other was over on its side of the road that there would he plenty of between the two cars. Mr. An- noticed that the other car had front of his. Without any warning the other car swerved, hitting-the rear end the Anderson Ford almost directly on. The impact was so great that it Miss Swenson and Mr. Hegner, were riding in the rear seat, out the car. Mr. Anderson andJthe lady who was with him were They, and the people in were shook up, while the suffered slight cuts from flying Miss Swenson was lying by he side road when found. She Was m. and had been cut aboht the She was rushed into Peever there medical attention was given Examination showed that her where an operation was and a dot of blood remov-[ her brain. Her name was put l n the dangerous list. Up to Thurs- i she had not regained conscious-! hess, and her recovery is considered Laceration: about the head nd face the etent of Mr. Hegner's in- His wounds were treated at He suffered no internal in- juries. The driver of the other car, who in Browns Valley was unable to for the manuevers of his ear came without any warning. It that there was some de- hthe steeag alparatus, and e car might have hit a slight in the road, causing this give way and crash into the other It was impossible to determine the acei4nt'whether or not this the cause of it as his car was so damaged that they could not as- certain whether anything was the matter With it before the acddent. Will Hold .'Examination For Clinton Postmaster Competitive e---'m-ination far the po- sition of Presidential postmaster at Minnesota, will be held at Or- on July 15, to fill the position of postmaster at which a vacancy is nonunt t oAr, according to an an- ouncent received from the Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C. It is expected tlt appointment will be made as & result of this examin- ation unless, it is found in the interest of the service to fill may vucaney by transfer of promotion, the letter states. i-a- for the om st CUnton  ,L and the date of vney is gven as Sptember 13, AtaPplieanta must submit te the ex- er On the day of th'e r ?n their pliotograph@,, taken within o y_x securely pasted in the space provided on the admission cards sent them after their applicutions an mL Word has been received that the Henry MeKee family, who formerly lived about a mile from this itT on th. Yelle.w0000ne have . utmgalow novae at 1438 W. 38th l'mce, Los Angeles, California, with a_large apartment hou on the shmm lor,. Big Celebration had been severely injured 0000!Bonanza Offers and she was taken on Mon- te the West Central hospital at Three Days of Sports and Amuse- ments to Commence This Sunday. . " Three gala days have been set aside by the management of Bonanza Min- eral Springs for the celebration of the Fourth this year. The celebra- tion will open Sunday, July 2, and will continue thru Monday and Tues- day, the Fourth. Entertainment will be provided for each day, that for Monday being in connection th .the annual picnic which the Big Stone county far m bureau will hold there, and that for the" Fourth being in di- rect line witlr Independence Day eele- bration The importanl feature of the. pro- gram for " Sunday is the address by F. L. Cliff of th plae His Speech is scheduled to begin at 1:30. At 2:30 there will be a ball gsne between Graceviile and Beardsley, both places being represented by teams which have been playing g?od ball this year. Later in the afternoon there will be water sports.and a wrestling match. On Tuday there will be something doing every minute. A concert by the Long Island Junior band at 10:00 will be the opening event. This will be folloOed by addresses by Mr. Cliff and the Ray. W. ,L Barr of. Duluth, for- .erly pastor of the Methodist church at Beardsley. The Long Iand band will give its second concert eaTly in the afternoon, after which will be a ball game, Beardsley playing its third game, ,this time meeting the fast Hankinson, N. D., team. Following this there will be a program of wate sports and dancing. Something new in the line of wresb lin8 is being oflred by, those in charge. The matches will take place on a platform anchored out in tlie lake. This innovation in sports is being introduced by Jack .Dws, claimant of the mldd]e weight title for this dltriet. Mr. Renville, the Indian wrestler of Peever, S. D., has been se- cured to meet all new comers. During the bhree days, one dollar per minute is offered to any wrestler for every minute they stay on the platform without being thrown if they stay on the platform ten minutes. Six wrest- lers have already signed up for the contest. The final event is a wrest- ling royal on the platform, and the one to stay on the longest will be the winner. CELEBRATE THE FOURTH AT ORTONVILLE. MINNESOTA. (Under the Auspices of the American Legion) PROGRAM 5:00 A.M.--Morning Salute. 10:00A. bL--Parade. Best indnstrial float $30.00; best decorated Automobile, $20.00; most comical float, $10.00. 11:00 A. M--Free Attraction, "The Reeds." 1:00 P. M.--Band Concert, Bellingham Band. 1:30 P. M.Street Sports: 100 yard dash, free for all, 1st prize $2.00, 2nd prize $1.00; 50 yar& dash, boys under 14 years, 1st prize $200, 2nd prize 1.00; 3 legged race, 1st prize $2.00, 2nd prize $1.00;Egg race, 1st prize $2.00, 2nd prize $1.00; Flag Race, boys under 10 yeaYs, 1st prize, $1.00, 2nd prize 50c; Flag Race, girls under 10 years, 1st prize, $1.00, 2nd prize, 50c; Wiener Eating Race, 1st prize, $2.00, 2nd prize, $1.00. 2:30 P. M.--Baseball, Ortonvfile vs. Bellingham. 5:30 P. M.--Free Attraction, "The Reeds." 7:00 P, M.--Band Concert. 7:30 P. M.--Water Sports: 50 yard swimming race, boys under 15, 1st prize, $2.00, 2rid prize, $1.00; 25 yard swimming race, girls, 1st prize, $2.00, 2nd prize, $1.00; 100 yard swim- ruing race, free for all, 1st prize, $3.00, nd prize, $.00; Standing Canoe race, 1st prize, $2.00; 2nd prize, $1.00; Novelty Canoe race, 1st prize, $3.00, 2nd prize, $2.00; Canoe Battle, winning team, $5.00. 8:30 P. M.--Band Concert. 9:30 P. M.--Fireworks. Dancing and Movies afternoon and evening. C.D. Harding with .his original Melody "5" Supreme orches- tra will furnish music for the dance. BIG STONE LAKE CHAUTAUQUA, JULY 4th to 8th INCLUSIVE. July 4th Program:-- 2:30 P. M.--Dr. Roy Smith. 8:00 P. M.--Preachers' Quartet. Guardsmen Stage Big Sham Battle Units From Five Towns Go =Extensive Work Done n t o Two-day Camp-- By Clinic tlkis Month State Officers Present-- Many From Here Attend. National guardsmen of West Cen- tral Minnesota went into camp for the first time this year when units from Madison, Dawson, Montevideo, Appleton and Ortonville gathered at Mlan last Saturday and Sunday. Principal among their activitie dur- ing the two days there was the sham battle which was staged Saturday be- fore a crowd estimated as being close o 4,000. Saturday evening the opposing forces were drawn up on the sides of the Minnesota river, being encaaml in the valley near Milam One side, which was designated as the Blue Ar- my, consisted of Co. I and Headquar- ters Co., of Madison, and Co. K of Dawson. Its oljective Ws to take the Milan bridge and continue on east until the other side, designatti as the Red Army and distinguished by their white hat bands, was routed. The Red Army was made up of Co. L of Montevideo, Co. M, the machine gun unit from Appleton, and the OrtonviIle platoon. Officers at the head of the state or- ganization were present. Among them were Adjutant General W. F. Rhinow and his Aide de Camp, Major Gould. Colonel E. D. Luce, command- ing the 135th infantry, who was ex- pected, was not able to attend. Regular military church services, conducted, by an overseas veteran chaplain were held Sunday at 11:00. All the members of the various units were present at this. Sunday afternoon a military dress parade was held in honor of General Rhinow, who from the reviewing stand watched the maneuvers. The Orton- ville platoon took part in this. Formal guard mount was held at five o'clock Sunday afternoon. About forty people from here at- tended the sham battle, a nuber of them leaving Saturday and remaining there over Sunday. Officers of the various military or- ganigations belonging to the Third battalion, 18th Infantry, formulated the plans for the sham battle. The hattie last@d about an hour and dur- ing this time plenty of blank ammuni- tion, machine guns, automatic rifles and ignal rockets we-'e on hand, mak- ing the battle very realitle. Miss Elsie Salisbur " Is Out On Bail Montevidee, Minn., Jue 27.--Elsie Salisbury, under indictment on a charge of first degree murder in con- nection with the death of Oscar Erieko son, April 25, last, was yesterday re- leased on $10,000 bail, to appear for thai during the December term of the district com here. Judge Kvale of Wilimar yesterday granted the request of Miss Salisbury's attorney for bail and the motion of the prosecution that the trial be post- poned until the December term of Court, following last Thursday's de- cision of the Supreme Court, that the charge was bailable. I NOTICE. The advertising committee has call- ed upon practically all of the business and professional houses of Ortonville and Big Stone City, and secured their consent to close their places of busi- ness on Friday, July 7, from 1:80 to 5:00 p, n, during the address of the Honorable Josephns Daniels. This ad is inserted at the request of the above bueiness mere Sixty-five tonsil operations were performed by Dr. Chas. Bolsta during the month of June at the free tonsil clinics conducted at the Ortonville Evangelical hospital, the last of which was held on Tuesday, it ,was an- nounced by those in charge. The clinics w]fich have been held under the auspices of the county Red Cross, with the services of the doc- tors, nurses and the hospital all con- tributed have proved of general in- terest over the county, with much benefit resulting. They are not only the first to be held in the county, but, so far as can be learned they are the first ones of this kind to be held any- where. In the first clinic four had their tonsils removed; in the second, eight; in the third, eighteen; and$ in the fcuxth, thirty-five; making the total of sixty-five. Taking into considers- Should Improve FOURTH TO BE Country Schools State Inspector of Rural Schools Sug- gests Betterment at Meeting Here. Raising the standards of the rural and semi-graded schools of Big Stone ccunty was the subject discussed by C-eo. A. Selke, state inspector of rural schools, at a meeting held at the court room here on Tuesday afternOon, at which there were present sixty-three school officers of the county. The meeting was called by Martha M. Rot'pwell, county superintendent, and took place in connection with the graduation exercises of the rural schools held at the High School audi- torium. Mr. Selke stressed the importance of sanitation in connection With the construction of toilets, stating that the building must be well lighted and 1rove properly screened entrance. He said that lack of attention to this was the most common fault. Care of grounds, building, installa- tion of heating and ventilation sys- tems and provision of adequate water supply were other subjects dealt with. All subjects dwelt on by Mr. Selke had direct bearing upon the securing of state ai& An organization was perfected at the close of the meeting for the pur- pose of stimulating interest and co- operation among the school officers with a view of con,plying more close- ly with the suggestions as put forth by Mr. Selke. Ofltcers%lected were as follows: President: J. E. Palmer, 0rtonville; Vice-president, E. R. Gerber, Odessa; secretary-treasurer, Martha R o t h- well Directors in townships are as fol- lows: Browns Valley, E. M. Johnson; Foster, Ingval Kvatum; Prior, F. Z. Piper;" Toqua, J. C. Drewicke; Grace- vi]le, T.homas Highland; Moonshine, Fred F. Wulff; Malta, Mrs. F. Mor- rill; Almond, R. D. Martinsen; Big Stone, Mrs. J..A. Smith; OtreY, Emil Johnson; Artichoke, Chris Wachter; Akron, Peter Holme; Odessa, Herman Klepel; Ortonville, Orre Huizenga. Officers elected for the graded High School and Consolidated High School are as.follows: Beardsley, E. S. Allen; Graceville, R. J. Reynolds; Clinton, ft. H. Erickson , Correll, P. D. Vaughn; Odessa, Hugo Menzel. Beard of Equalization Meets. The board of review for the city of Ortonville is now in session for the purpose of adjusting tax assessments. Picnic[ Farmers of County to Have Big Meet-] ing at Bonanza Springs Monday. tion the fact that the patients came from all parts of te ountT/and that those operated on were mostly chil- The usual amount of business is before dren whose parents could not afford it. to pay for the operation, it is seen i how wide-spread is the benefit. ' I Countyt -iReed to Speak LessThan 4%i At Bureau T r u n k Highway Reimbursement Bonds of Big Stone County in 'the amount of $49,717.40, as advertised, were sold to The Graeeville State Bank at a bid of 4 per cent with a premium of $428.00, on Tuesday, against a field of six bidders. Other bids were submitted as fol- lows: Minneapolis Trust Company, 4% per cent, premium $427.00; Kel- man, Wood and Co., 4q per cent, premidm $245.00; Lincoln Trust Co., 4A per cent, premium $90.00; and Wells-Dickey Trust Co., 5 per cent, with premium of $681)0. Mansbridge-Ericksoat. Miss Myrtle Erickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Erickson, who are well known to people in this vicinity knd Clinton, is to be. married thts Thursday to Harry R. MansbHdge of Ada, S. D., according to word received by her friends here recently. The Ericksons wili be remembered as hav- ing lived on the W. If,. Hanson farm about eigteen years ago, after which they moved to Braham, Minn., Where they remained ultfl they went to Strool, S. D., about twelve years ago. Miss Ericksen atteMel Clinten High School two" yearst finishing her work at Morristown, S. D., later going to Aberdeen NormaL They will make their home at Ada, where Mr. Mans- bridge is in. business. . LUTHER LEAGUE OF CLINTON : HOLDS PICNIC THURSDAY Members of the Luther Iague and Sunday school "of the Swedish church of Clinton convened today at the Gust Anderson place, ten mile up the lake from Ortonville, for their annual picnic. Their picnic last year was held at this piase. A large atten- dance was expeL Following a pic- nic dinner, they were to have a pro- gram, consisting of readings by vari- ous members, and Singing by the choir. Mr. and Mrs. O. Z4L Osen and son Harold left Wednesday afternoon by car for Willmar to attend the "Sta- vanger Amt Laget of America/' re-[ turning home Saturday. r Fully 2,000] visitors were there during the two[ days of the convention, reglsteHng] from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Iowa[ and the Dakotas. l J. F. Reed, p;esident of the Minne- sota Fazan Bure/tu Federation, will be the principal speaker at the annual picnic which the Big Stone county farm bureau will hold rxt Monday at Bonanza Mineral Springs. Mr. Reed, who resides on a farm in Lac qui Parle county has for some time been recognized as one of the most able speakers in this stat on agricultural matters. Since his elec- tion to the head of the state farm bureau organization he has carried on an extensive speaking program , ap- pearing before various organizations to discuss the problems which confront tne farmers of the state. He is wide--  ly acquainted with conditipns, and deals with them in l straight, mat: ter of fact way, recogzing them as they exist and avoiding meaningless generalities, Himself a farmer with years of practical experience, he al. ways proves a valuable speaker be- cause of his understanding of agaHan questions. His speech  soheduled to begin at 1:30. Music for the day will behed by the Long Islam .runior . They will give a concert at At 2:30 there will game between Beardsley and Rosholt. S.D. This will be the second o a three game series which the Beards- vitda is to play at Bonanza next Other events are" listed on the pro- gram which will provide entertain- meat for the wholeday. Shell-Shannon. Tuesday evening at 6:30 at the Carl lredricksan home in this City occur- red the wedding of Miss Isabelle Shannon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shannon of Clinton, and James Shell, Jr., son of'Mr, and Mrs. James Shell, also of Clinton. The ceremony was performed by Ray. Haggas. The couple were attended by Miss Gladys Johnson and Arthur Heubner, both of Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Shell plan to make their home in Ortonvflle. Mr. Shell is now in the painting busiess with his fither at Clinton. EXCITING DAY AT 0RTONVILLE Monster Program Planned B y Local Legionaires-- Entertainment Provided for Whole Day. Fourth of July celebrations for Or- tonville will be revived this year "in a most elaborate manner by the Legion- aires of the Ralph M. Spink Post. In both the time set aside for the cele- bration and events crammed in to it, it will surpass anything that has ever been attempted in this part of the country. According to .the schedule the lid comes off at 5:00 in the morning. A healthy detonation which will likely disturb the slumbers of the towns- people will herald the opening. .On the program it is listed as the morn- ing salute. At ten o'clock the parade, consist- ing of industrial floats, and automo- biles decorated ingeniously and in keeping with the holiday spirit wi/l take place. A large number of en- tries is expected in both classes. The parade will begin at the Court House, proceed down Second Street as far as Pacific Avenue, then to the pavilion, then down First Street to the Orton hotel, up again to Second Street, and then back to the Court House. In obtaining the "Reeds" as one of the free attractions the Legion has brought to Ortonville one of the best entertainments of its kind. They will appear twice during the day, their free attraction being scheduled for eleven in the morning and five-thirty in the afternoon, The Bellingham Band, consisting of about thirty pieces, will be another feature of the day. It has appeared in Ortonville before, having been here for the Market Day hik spring, and at that time ,made a very favorable im- pression as musicians. They will give three concerts during the day. Street sports will begin at 1:30 and continue until 2:30. The various events are listed in the program for the day which is printed elsewhere in this issue of the Independent. Ortonville's ball team will meet at Be|lingham aggregation in a game which is scheduled for 2:30. The teams have mt before this year. The lake will be the scene of ac- tion of many exciting events in the evening when the progra of water sports is staged. Six events are on tne card, and all of them will be in- teresting, particularly the canoe races and the canoe battle. A large display of fire works will be offered in the evening. Included among them are many wonderful spectacles. The Legion has gone to considerable expense in getting a dis- play that is worth wile. A glance at the program will give assurance that the celebration is one of the best that has ever been, at- tempted and that Ortonvflle will be the best place to go to spend and enjoy the Fourth. Has Narrow Escape When Car Jams Cultivator Jarring along a hard surfaced road on the seat of a corn cultivator is not in itSelf what could be termed a pleas- ant part of one's work. Add to this the sudden jar of an automobile against one of the wheels with the fender of the machine striking you in the bgck and you have the ex- perience of Philip Aldrich of Big Stone City on MondaY, when he was strm:k by an automobile driven by E. F. Hag- gerty, also of Big Stone City. Aldrich, who is employed by the Big Stone Cnning Company, was driving from oe field to maother and was using thematn highway near" the Kuderling levator, when Haggerty, who was' on his way 'to Big Stone City, goiig in the same direction, smashed iavonto ldm, turning his car in'time to id what would have been a seri- ous accident, As it was, Aldrich es- caped with only minor bruises and a few torn ligaments, o a MID-SUMMER FEST DRAWS mG CROWD One of the laTgest crowds that ha ever turned out for Midsummer Pest; which is sponsored each year by the Swedish Lutheran church of Clinton made the one held last Saturday an unqualified success. I t i s'. estimated t h at between 400 and 500 people were served at the dinner which netted about $210, The refreshment stand brought in dose t $100, the sale of fancy arUeles added $85 more and better than $40 was taken in for the lunch served in the afternoon. The money will be turned into the church fund. Durin the af- ternoon a short program was given. Rev. Franzen, pastor of the church, gave a short address. Miss Stella Shoquist gave a reading. Several spe- cial numbers were rendered by the choir.