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THE ORTONVILLE l 00DEPENDENT III ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 1922 NUMBER 18 FAIR HAS ES SET FOR YEAR Car, Auto Races, and Pony Races On Program Is Expected Will Record Attendance. ! ne Bg atone County Fair at bdnton closes it's books  Year ltZ2, it is befieved that' recoru a total oz receipts enjoyed by the associa- inbelief is based upon the ad- formatio: of the nature of the association otters, manifested by the exlubi- the spirit in which people of m general are speaking of fail', which will open on t tmber 13 for a four day t I attendance booster it is be-] tt the offer of a new five Overland touring car free h to swell the crowds. With t :t purchased a nmber will] on the car and on the eve- last day a public drawing The person present hold- number will be given feature of the fair this the radio program. This five to seven hours of the i each day and evening dur- fair and concerts and sari- of entertainment will be thru the ether from points United States. of the northwest drivers in the automobile program each night consisting of motion other forms of entertain- program a charge of made. Complete program days appears on page 10. the cooperation of the en- of Big Stone County of it's county fair be and it is because of the already manifested of the public that the officers and directors year's exhibition will all." They have done their ask you to do your Of going! CRASHES THRU AT ABERDEEN S. Dak., (Special Independent)--ln the the automobile races a Dodge special, two other cars off the where they went over and piled up. drivers, A. S. Hall Minn., sustained shoulder blade and bruised face. His car Completely over and the tanded on top of it. drived was not hurt. while painful, are 4 Bureau Assumes ,,Another Obligation that its obligations to the it has trained, may the U. S. Veter- assumed an additional of securing employment for the veteran after has been concluded. to carry out this obliga- has established an section. The duties cf shall be to procure em-I opportunities, establish all i ontacts, to follow-up thei I man in employment, as-i in meeting the difficulties l and to promote the l of the public to the dis- The veteran who by military training which hours, discipline, and those who were respons- actions, together with rfis given him occupational improved: him men- taught self restraint Veterans Bureau thru the various institutions is educate the veteran in a br which he seems best fidering his occulpatinal  education and bits disa- grade secured b the a number of schools and has proven the fact that s receiving training under aremore efficient and oh- standings than the aver- the sanm but who has not benefit of military train- of trained help will known to the Service American Legion, stat- of the position latest date the opportu- filled, the salary and a trained veteran will who can meet these re- the Service Of Vmer in will do all he etm to won by Wayne Ross is on display in Furniture Company's WINNER OF THIS RACE WILL APFEAR AT CLINTON TRACK The above photograph taken by the Minneapolis Journal photographer shows "Jack" McCoy, of Ortonville, in his McCoy Special near the outside edge, in one of the most sensational races ever held at the Minnesota State Fair track. The camera caught them just as they rounded the curve on their first mile. That it was a lose battle is shown by the way the cars are grouped. McCoy won the event. The time for the three laps was 2:51. ! men, sent his McCoy Special away in Speaking of the rate the Minneapo- the lead on the first lap and held it lis Journal said: "Aside from Haug-iall the way, although Heyb Danneck- dahl's record breaking jaunt the pro- er in his Larson Special and Austin gram of racing furnished all the or-! Swenson in a Moody, Special gave him dinary thrills. The best race of the!a hard fight." afternoon was furnished in the Invi- i McCoy, who is now racing at the ration Race for Minnesota drivers, Aberdeen, S. Dak, Fair together with over a three mile course. "Jack" Mc-i Fred Halls, of this city, will appear Coy, of Ortonville, one of the two in-I at the automobile races at the Big dependent drivers on the list of speed-i Stone County Fair at Clinton, at DUCkopensHuntingseptemberSeason 16th!iROSS'McMURPHEY COP FIRS1 HONORS [ I IN WEST CENTRAL TENNIS TO Wild ducks, geese, coots, rails, gal-I linules, Wilson or jack snipe, and i greater and lesser yellow-legs may be taken fr6m September 16th to De- cember 31st following, both dates in- elusive. Wood duck remain on the protected list. The daily limit is fif- teen birds in the aggregate of all kinds, and in addition five wild geese may be taken. A person may possess forty-five of the above mentioned spieces at one time including wild geese, only five of which may be pos- sessed. Section 62 of the game laws speci- fies that "Water fowl .may be taken during the open season from the land, from a stationary blind used to con- ceal the hunter, from a boat or canoe propelled by paddle, oar or pole (other thaR" a sail or power boat), when the same is within a natural growth of weeds, rushes, flags or other vegeta- tion, or in pursuit of wounded birds, but may not be taken frOilt/'  sail bbats or upon the open water, or from aeroplanes. Rifles may Dot be used in taking water fowl. fltificial or live decoys may b m'" / Mowery Adds T6 Equipment G. W. Mowery, local road contrac- tor, by the addition of a gravel con- veyor to his equipment claims to have the largest outfit of any road gravel- ing contractor in this part of the state. The new conveyor is used in making what is known as stock-piles along the highways for use of the patrol men. By the use of the new machin- er.v Mr. "Mowery saves spreading the! gravel over a'large surface and also i pries the gravel in neater piles and 1 much higher than is possible without the equipment. He is now working I his crew between Graceville and Wheaton. C0al Situation Held Alarming; Stock Low Survey Made of County Shows But Little Coal On Hand By Dealers. Hard and soft coal in stock by the ealers in the different towns of Bit Stone at the present time does not exceed 70 tons of soft and 20 tons of hard. These figures were obtained in a survey made by this paper in re- sponse to a call from the Associated Press asking for a detailed statement from the different coal dealers in or- der tlurt a report might be made and all efforts possible directed to secure the necessary coal shipments to the dealers here @ Place 4 inch Pl I Winners In Both Singles " pe Complying wth the request of rem- nd Doubles Aainst dents hying along tiqe iuinnesota ri- A , . , . er bottoms protesting against the iviany upponens, mexr i the unstr, tary conditions caused by]  T,  HelA ot Glen i the emptying of the sewerage oI" the 1 .L, v .,., " " "t city ot uconvihe into the river be-I wood. tow the dam, provision was made early I this week tor relieving the situation[ _  t by he construction of a four inch t For the second uccessive year, ur- ppe in the dam. tonville won the West Central Mine I Whiie the provision as made is ex-I nesota Tennis tournament, held on the l pected to relieve conditions it s[ local courts Sunday and Monday,! he_opmmn of a number of peop e[ when Wayne Ross rabbed the sinrles i tnat ne opemng made m me uam wm, i ",;, ..J ;o. .., ^. 7,. ]unless an ordinary supply of rainfall] vne' rom-i"awa"w'ith'theloutls:i is forthcoming, permit the lake tel p y, tJ y t ...... -;,o -- n --- - ........... n ,u' continue to lower, as t is doubttul ]fl two days play, thirteen piayers being :he supply from.springs s sufftcmnt 1 entered in the singles, and eight dou- ! to. osey ne water tnaz zs now per- i hill;too W.# ec3p.. les teaas taking part. ] . . . 1 Ross ,qaved tne steady, doed It ]s said that the placing of the l a, hion lwavs characterizes his  sceptic tanks, which have ne er been ..t- .. ,o -,,rts .a i* ws this ; use(, rote working cond]hon will en- _"_:.Y'.':: .. /':. :._.:cei tail an expenditure of from $1500 to! that o-oa, him to null thru tha win- .'z,uuv.ou, n noc more, and tor ms ...... ;,:7 .... ? " " ..... " i re-,son it is doubtful if the city will l nor. lne exxremely no weatner was "'. . .. e, tin unon the nlavers, some t consider this additional expense at ....... .n s lev ] thi time I of whom had to play as ma y a e .... en sets during one day. " .... 1 n the first round of the singles, t In'ured When Automobile ! Bob MacMurphey was almost puC out by the aggressive battle put up by Ray Gowan, but he finally pulled him- seLf together and took the match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Another pretty clash in the first round was the ,match between Kalton of Glenwood, and Rolly Ross of Clinton, Kalton finally disposing of his opponent 7-9, 6-3, 6-4. Wayne Ross defeated Siverts of Morris in rather easy fashio 6-3, 6-3, and Muir- head won a slow match from Teslow At Clinton, the C. I. Johnson Lure- her Company reports having on hand ' The most bitterly fought m_teh of only 6 ton of hard and 3 of soft; I the day was the setto between Gowan- Steinke-Seidl Co., 8 of soft and none l Geier and Ross-MacMurphey in the of hard; National Elevator; 6 or 71 semi-finals. Gowan was by all odds of soft; Monar Elevator 10 or 12[ the star perform of the afternoon, soft. At Graeevilte the de, ere there[ and it took the champions three hard report not to exceed 12 tNns of soft[fought sets to emerge winners 8-6, 6 With but a few of hard; Beardsley l 4, 6-4. reports 2 ears of eoke on [n.aclk and[ The flrrai match, which was not fro- less than 15 tons of other coal; B. ! leed until Tuesday aternoon, result- and Johnson dealers are very low mled in a victory for Ross-MacMurphey stock and the derriere of Odessa and over Gold and Clk. The evenly Correll are in the same sttuatioq with matched, the local men were better those of Ortonville carrying on hand in the pinches and they palled out less than 15 tons. both sets by the score of 6-4, 6-4. While the outlook at the present time is held as alarming it is expeet ed that the situation will becomeeamch/mc improved in thee. course of a f weeks. Looking" a the situation fro :the darkast angle howe4er, the pie of this seon would not suffer any great hardsp in vew of the fact that there is plenW of thber grc_ o hag and a fmr crop of corn on the stool 6.8, 6-1. In the semi.finals Ross defeated MacMurphey by the use of gilt-edged placement shots and a discouraging series of lobs. Some of the most spectacular tennis of the day was dis- played in this match which went to Ross 6:1, 6-2. In the lower bracket Muirhead disposed of S ymonds in easy fashion, 6-3,6-1. The final match between Ross and Muirhead was disappointing because they both elected to play the backline game, each attempting to force the other to make errors, rather than make his points by clean shots. After losing the first set, Ross settled down to work and won the match, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Gold and Clark of Big Stone work- ed their way to the double finals by wins over the Sivert-Reeves combina- tionand the Muirhead-Symonds team, Their hard driving and excellent team work were too much for their oppon- ents, and they were never extended to their full playing strength in either match. At a banquet and business meeting held at the Columbian Sunday evening Martin Kalton of Glenwood was elect- ed president of the association for the ensuing year and George Geier was ehusen Seeretary-Treasurap Glen- wood was aeoepted as the place for next Fear's tourrmment, and it was deei&d to lmrehaee another cup for the ,4ngles, to become the penan- ent poesston of the man winning t two meee've years. By their vie- tory Tues&y MaeMurphey and Ross become the owners of the doubles cup which they haw won twie Bradford Very Low Harry Bradford, who was taken to the Abbott hospital, Minneapolis a short time ago is reported as very low. E. b Utiey, of Clinton left on Tuesday night for the cities to visit him in response to a message receiv- ed from the hospital authorities. Bill Johnson and Mr. Thompson me- torld up from Minneapolis on Sat- urday to spend Sunday as guests of Lucian Kaercher. which the foremost speed demons from four states will assemble in a battle royal for the large prizes be- ing olfered. "It will be the fastest race ever held in this section of the state," said McCoy today on his way to Aberdeen. "Of course I intend to win," he add- ed, but l'm going up against the best that four states produce and my in- tention may not pan out as stated." Interest Increases In Missing Word Contest With the sixth installment of our Missing Word Contest, which appear- ed last week, interest in the contest increased over that shown in other installments. A total of sixty-two answers were received, which includ- ed two non-resident subscribers-- Miss Astrid Swenson, of Moorhead and Thee. Shove, Minneapolis. Many different answers were among those received and whle not winning the prize were correct in one ormore sentences. Mrs. Ken Welch of this city won the prize this week with the follow- ing answers: In Palm's ad, "It is gen- erally out FROM a minute to an hour." In Grosenick's ad, "We are showing the same fine woolens and expert tailoriNG in these boy's clothes and in the Ortonvitle Tire Shop ad, "Our prices are no more than you have been paying ELSEWHERE. Look the advertisemnts over this week and send in your answers. It's worth a trial and besides you will I find it interesting and hd advertise- I ments carrying important messages. Clinton ned t Tuesday, Many Entered I The Public chool of Clinton open-i ed on Tuesday with an enrollment  Goes Over Embankment i that was well up to that of last year. i The following is the corps of teachers: Jas. Borrison and wife, who are em-i Principal, H. M. Davis; Assistant principal, Miss Nellie Sheets, of Gary, ployed at the Korner Kafe of this Minn., 1st and 2nd grades; Miss Al- city received injuries as t'l . result of an automobile accident which occur- red Sturday night near the Granite View Farm on the Yellowstone Trail between this city and Odessa, when the car in which they were riding welt over an embankment. The accident happened when Mrs. Borrison, who was driving, attempt- ed to turn around on a grade. She lost control of the machine and it rolled off a five foot enibankment, pinning both occupants beneath it. They were released by a party who happened to be 'c,ring to Ortonville, Borrison suffers a broken shoulder blade and his wife suffers a gash above the right eye and minor bruises. The car was slightly damaged. High Foot Ball Team Shows Up Well In First Try-Out Promise for a foot ball team this year that will hold it's own with those of other schools in this part of the state was evidenced on Wednesday afternoon when the timber of the Or- tonville high school assembled on the school athletic field in try-out. All of last year's men with the ex- ception of Hasslen are among those to select from with new material in reasonable numbers. While no schedule has yet been worked out it is expected that games will be played with Montevideo, Mil- bank, Morris, Wheaten, Appleton and other towns in this district. The first game of the season, unless other ar- rangements are made in the mean time, will be played at the Whetstone ralley Fair grounds at Big Ston with the team of that dty. By the qase of a "line-buck" which h been provided the local team this year, it is believed that the weak point of last year's team will have been overoam to a great extent. T. D. ltzsimmons, athletic instruc- tor, who fills the shoes of Warren Stegner thf_s year, is very optimistic over the interest being displayed by the boys and says that he hoes to plaoe a strong team in the field. School lkdldlag Taxed Enrollment at the Ortonville pub- lie schools is as large at the olenir as at any time last year and the bmding is. taxed to eatmcity, it was stated today by John E. Palmer, superintendent. Many more are ex- pected to enter. Fred Brown, Jr., returned Wedn- day from Minneapolis, where he has been taktnlr in the State Fair for the past few days. ma Anderson, Moorhead, 3rd and 4th grades, Miss Josie Olson, Clinton; 5th and 6th grades to be supplied; 7th arid 8th grades, Miss Hilda Halvor- sen, Benson; Manual Training, D. G. Nibech, Hazelton, Iowa; Domestic Science, Miss Engtund, Appleton. Community Picnic Red Letter Day Townfolk Unite To Stage Big Picnic and Bargain-Giving Day on Thursday, September 21 Put this down on your calendar-- THURSDAY, September 21. Because it will pay you in dollars and cents as well as in ,many other ways. On that day every merchant of Ortonvilte is going to make big sacrifices on their stock and in.addition have united to stage a monster COMMUNITY PICNIC AND SALES DAY. Altho the program of entertain- men is not completed the public is assured of prizes aggregating in the neighborhood of $15{}.00, to be giv- en away free. There Will be prizes offered for the family coming the longest distance, prises for the largest family, prizes for the oldest couple, prizes for the youngest couple., prizes for the heavi- est couple, prises for the lightest couple as well as races of various kinds and a tug-o-war between the country men and the town men, also between country women and town women. Then there will be barnyard go]f, a chicken chase, roast pig barbecue, a big supper and speaking by one of the most noted lecturers on the Ameri- can Chautauqua platform. Watch for the special bulletins next week giving campleted program and details with many "pages of bargain- giving advertisements. Will Leave Ia Coverei Wagoa George Lundgren and family will leave on Saturday for ine River, Minn., where they will locate on a farm nr there. Mr. Lundgren re- eently had an auction sale on the Peter Rafseth farm near the depot. They will make the trip with a team and covered wagon. Mr. Lundgren wts formerly located at Pine River for three years. . Artlmr Matthes reports the Sale of a Fordson tracCtor to a party living near Bellingham and a touring ear this week WITNESSES ALL EVIDENCES 0F'AN UNTAMED WEST Local Man Sees Bandit Shot, And Citizens In Three Towns Up In Arms After Yeggs Blow Bank Safes, All In 130 Mile trip. If anyone in these parts are under the impression that the wild and wool- ly west with its frontier days has passed and only a roseate and peace- ful world is left they are living under the wrong idea of the situation in the opinion of R. U. Herzog, manager of the Tracy-Shumaker Produce Com- pany, of this city, who returned re- cently from a business trip that took him to Ipswich, S. Dak. Mr. Herzog, who was making the trip by car interviewing his ,buyers in the different towns on the way, was a witness to a fracas at Andover, S. Dak., in which a bandit was killed. Driving into the town the , witness said he was confronted by an army of citizens all armed with weapons ranging in style and calibre from a tooth pick to a shot gun, searching for a "stranger" who, acording to a report of five men, held themup on a train which they had boarded at Aberdeen. Herzog had been in Andover only a few minutes when he saw deputy sheriff, Grant Poe lead the search for the bandit. Sheriff Martin who hap- pened to be driving his car to Andover on business had stopped on the road and the bandit accosted him, demand- ing that he be driven away. Martin was confronted by two guns held by the bandit at the hip in true western style, and did not refuse the request, altho he failed to start before Poe ap- peared on the scene and shot at the bandit. The bandit then opened fire on Martin, at close range, firing twice before the sheriff answered. Five bun lets were lodged in the head and shoulder of the hold-up man, who died almost instantly. It was later found that the first shot fired by Poe took effect in the bandit's side. Attempts to identify the man have proved fu- tile. At Mina, S. Dak., just a short dis- tance west of Aberdeen, Herzog ar- rived in,town to find the citizens there also toting shot-guns and army rifles, searching for a "stranger" who had set off a charge of nitro-glycer- ine which blew up not only the vault but the building of which the vault was a part and made a get-a-way with several hundred dollars of the bank's money. Treading on uncertain ground thus far but having convinced his question- the belief that all barbed-wire en- tanglements shell holes and other ob- structions had been passed. Upon reaching the town of Hasmer, S. Dak, .however, he changed his mind. For it was at this noint where another bank was the object in an attack by bandits a.d another "strtSager" was being sought. Determined that he was in the wrong territory Herzog returned ha,me and as the result has concluded that there is still, " a west" County To I,ose Two Of It's Large Farm Operators Big Stone County will lose two of its largest farm operators in the course of the next three weeks when Charles A. Matthews, of the Matt- hews' Ranch in Prior township moves to Moorhead, Minnesota anu C. W. Merchant of Odessa township, moves to St. Paul. Mr. Matthews who was born in Big Stone County has become widely known over Minnesota for his activ- ities in connectmn with Farm Bureau work and a the last state meeting of the Farm Bureau directors was men- tioned in the daily press as suitable timber for the office of state presi- dent of that organization. During the past ten or more years Mr. Matt- hews has been actively engaged in xming several hundred acres of land, known as the Matthews' Ranch, in Prior township. During his farm- ing career Mr. Matthews' built up for himself a record as a breeder of pure- bred short horn cattle and duroo jer- sey hogs and his decision to quit farm- ing in this county is regrettable. He will move with his family to Moor head, where he will superintend farm- ing operations on the Matthews' hold- ings in Norman, Kittson, Clay and Wilkins counties. Mr. Merchant, who ia to hold a public auction on September 20ti in- tanls to move to St. Pa! for the present and while his iture plmm are undecided it is und that he expects to re-engage in the farmtag business on a smaller so,de on land that he owns near the twin eitiem. At the resent time Mr. Mm'dm is farm|n@ a 680 acre farm tn Odemm township, known as the aM PMmXmm farm. His auctisn sale win be elm ef the largest, ff not the larg held in Big Stone County, it is believe Hill Had  Sale Cows at the Barney Hill auethm sale held last Thursday in A]klm township, sold under the hammer ef Col. Wrm Wellendorf at & t prlm of $58.00. Corn in tie field mid for lO5. In perting the  ll said that it was a deded semee in every way with a v e large cmwtl present.