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THE ORTON00/ILLE IN])][00PENDENT III ORTONVILLE. MINN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 1922 NUMBER 33 FIGHTERS ON MOVE TWO FIRES Wheaton To Play Legion Here On Friday Night Basket ball fans will have an op- portunity to see a real, hand-fought basket ball garfie here Friday evening, when the Wheaton team comes for their second game of the year with l the local American Legion basket i tylel shooters. The Wheaton team is also Fire at New I being sponsored by the Legion Post. 1 Gives Firemen Fight The two teams met on Dec. 11th at i r Saturday. B.S. An-Wheaton and in a thrilling, exciting game, Ortonville carried off the long Burned. Palm Tree Delight To Many of City Youths Gaily lighted with myriads of tiny colorea lights, sparkling with -liver tinsel and gay-colored crystal balls the out-door taristmas tree erected by 'Bill" Palm on his lakeshore residence is the object of much interest for the lover of the Yule.ide season--both young and old. The tree, which can be seen rom the down-town business sec- tion seems to fairly radiate the mes- sage of peace and good-will to all who LEGISLATION TO STABILIZE GRAIN PRICE, DOUBTFUL F. L. Cliff Who Heads Dele- gation To Capitol Says Op- position Too Great. Ex- pects Norris Bill to Pass. end of the count bv the score of 20 to [ will take it away with them. ! 19. The Wheaton paper comment- i Eveh the few of Ortonville's feath- ,] to have originated!lug on the game state that "on the I ery friends who are still loyal to this Prospects for securing immediate ashes dumped in the base- whole it was very interesting and the I clime, curiously investigate to see temporary relief for the farmer from Le Warford & Persson cloth-i last qu2rter when the score was near-[ whether the bright ornaments are not Congress by way of stabilizing prices brought out the fire delart-[ ly even kept the crowd in extreme ten- I : some bits of sweenmeat intended for are not the brightest, Senator F. L. tr" " ' " nay mornm, g of last week, t stun. . . . ., , their own special consumption. ] Cliff, of this city, declared upon his clock. The fire had a goodl " heaton is 1)ound to wm Friday eve-] Mr. Palm, in erecting the tree on return the first of. the week from before the firemen could ning and Ortonviile is equally as cer- i ] his residence properly, depa'ted from Washington, D. C. scene had gained good head-ltain that it cannot be clone. The clues-] (') A(-' Ar l .A(." I'INII.QI-I Ibis customary policy of decorating his Senator Cliff with John F. Sinclair, n the walls on the north i tion will be decided at 8:00 o'clock i x.J!x x. x,_x.a  xJ.  .t.,,J..a.t xx...L .,  .,,.,.  [ display windov at the stqre, of Mir, neapolis headed a delegation e structure. The chemical] Friday evening at the high school I ]' A YD Y XT CY T/"/T:. COYTY TY OY A O/'XY, representing farmers, business men quickly subdued the flames gym. The teams will line-up as fol-{ " JP/-klI%L,I OLJk.k.AE, OI L3L, Ol2,/-kL/IN i Miss Beutler Asks For and bankers o Minnesota, North and and the fire was lows: out, when it was discov- a hot blaze was still bur- the walls. Holes were the inside, and after this it was extinguished cold made the work of disagreeable [ask, and retired early that evening needed rest, when they l about 9:30 by shrieks of I 1,rand called on the job{ alarm was given on ac- which broke out in the S. Anderson, in the north- It is reported that was dry-cleaning some bathroom, when fumes exploded. His with gasoline, and rushed from the himself by rolling in the time the fire de- on the scene the house was out, but the wrecked and the roof the force of the ex- damage result- in each fire. an 8 Pounder Wheaton - Otonville Bitters F Gowan Johnson F Bertelsor Paulson C Schmidt Bly G Petrick Bender G Geier Legion Beats Clinton Tuesday Night 31 to 14 / The local Legion basket ball team added another scalp to their belt Tues- day evening when they defeated the Clinton Independents on the Clinton floor by the score of 31 to 14. Bertelson and Gowan, Orton'ille forward's did all the scoring for Or- tonville, the former caging 9 field goals and a free throw and the latter slipping 6 field goals thru the ring. Steen was the big point getter for Clinton, he alone being responsible for 9 of their 14 points. The Summary, lineup and score fol- lows: Clinton Ortonville Steen F Gowan Schell F Bertelson Stephens C Schmidt Shannon G Petrick Swank G Geler Big Stone Lake is repo14- Scoring: Field goals-zClinton, Stoen very good. As proof of 4, Stephens 1, Swank 1. Oouville, Jackson was exhibiting Berleson 9, Goawn 6. Free Throws-- his friends Thursday eve- Steen 1 out of 4, Swank 1 out of 3. pike. To land big Berteison 1 out of 3. Substitutes-- thru a hole in the Ortville, Beckman for Schmidt. Ref- be the best of sport, eree Nibeck. 25 Voices Well School Pro- Attended, Evening. the season of Christmas the presentation of Cantata, "The Adorn- Congregational Church evening under Helen igen, in- in the public -chools. With an adaptation of adoration, "O Come, the cantata carries the story of the with its announce- choir to the slum- who leave their to worship at the of the Christ-child and triumphant strain, adore Him, Christ the of twenty-five voices various numbers with and expression, : careful training given Vigen. Special nmn- soprano solos by Miss J. A. Jacobson, an A. H. Sorenson and by Mr. Bockoven and o the success of was the accomvaniment Shumaker at the'piano. this perform- given Thursday school assembly of the intermediate supervision and di- and the various by three lit- ,grades, with two the Senior High "When Good Old in which George "Old Kris." He Seven little boys and cantata, "A Topsy- which "Old came next in or- Anderson taking the and about 50 pu- grades appear- as guests, helpers, cats and talk- group was appropri- special role and great deal of admiTs- not only for make-up but for in which each part. and garlands assembly room atthe head welcomed the arrival Haney vs. Wm. set for trial here on ease is of special be at least nine earl Flier Kills Team Guy Norton, farmer living amiie and one-half east of this city, lo#t his best team of horses least W'hesday when the west-bound Milwee Road Flier No. 15 struck%m, killing them instantly. A thirf horse was in- jured. No repoz of theaccident was given by the ngineer, it is said, to company officers at Montevideo, due to the fact that he did not know that his train had hit them. Bazaar Nets $75.00 The Camp Fire Girl's Bazaar and supper, held Saturday at the Michell residence, was a "howling success." The receipts amounted to about seven- ty-five dollars. This is the first ba- zaar and supper ever held by these girls and they feel that they have made rather a good beginning. COUNTY POULTRY SHOW TO FEATURE GOV'T. PICTURE Coops Have Arrived and Everything Is In Readi- ness for Record-Break- ing Exhibit. Eldred Says. Three reels of motion picture films of the government poultry farm and one reel showing how to select the laying hewn Will be a feature of the Big Stone Oiunty Poultry Show, to be held at the Alvah I. Matthews' building Jan. 2 to 5, inclusive, it was stated to- day by E. L. Eldred, president of the association. The pictures were secured from ,the Department of Agriculture, Washing- ton, D. C., and will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre here during the af- ternoons on each day of the show. Announcement of this was made by F. W. Peak, director of agricultural ex- tension, St. Paul, Minn. "Everything Ready--Let's Go!" is the slogan of the association this year. The coops which the association re- cently purchased are now on hand and the lively interest that is being mani- fested over th county lead the officers to believe that the 1923 shaw will hear more "cackling" than any show ever held in this section of Minnesota. Cackling not only from the poultry that will be on exhibit but "cackling" from folks who attend the show, car- tying with it only the highest terms of praise. Big Stone County's POultry Show is not an Ortonville show! It is truly a county affair and merits the upport of every poultry breeder in the county. Bring your poultry in! Do not act as the judge--let the poultry shaw judge decide as to whether your ex- hibit is worthy. These are some of the words of stimulating effect that are being sent over the county. Appreciation has been expressed by the officer for the liberal partonage given the association in the form of advertising. In the picture reading from left tocl[asers closed the season with three right" first row, Knolls, Von. I victories, a tie and five defeats. The Eschb Johnson, Hennessy, Stegner, games resulted as follows; G. Shumaker, Gleoge; second row, Ortonville 0, Madison 19. ". Coach Fitzsimmons, Walker, Smith, Ortonville 19, Bigstone 0. eher, Shultz, Randall, Beard and F. Ortonville 6, Milbak 6. cher, Shultz Randall, Beard, and F. Shumaker. The Prospects for next year's team are bright, the material all being ex- perienced. The Ortonville High School pigskin Ortonville 3, Morris "Aggies" 12 Ortonvilte 34, Dawson 0. Oonville 6, Appleton 0. Ortonviile 3, Appleton 25. Ortonville 0, Legion 45. Ortonville 0, Wheaton 20. L The Meaning and Message of ChrL,:t ,as [ -# By Frank Nelson {ing of the day when "peace and good The ,first Christmas morning was i will" shall bind the nations of the ushered in with songs by Angels from! world together? After all, this is the Heaven. They brought joy to the I world. This joy expressed itself ia the knowledge that Jesus had come in- to the world as the Savior of man-I kind. This was the glad tiding. This l Jesus, who was hcrn in the manger in'. Bethlehem and of whom the angels I sang to the Shepherds on the plains[ of Judea, is the Jesus that you and I know. We are qait'e familiar with I His name, with His life and with His I minist" on earth. We know that He 1 lived and died for us. He is our Say-t louT. In the degree in which we cele- brate Christmas in the Christ spirit, in the same degree will Christmas have a true meaning to us. In other words, we must acknowledge that Jesus is the gift of God to sinful man. If we believe this and if we accept Jesus as our personal Saviour then there will be joy---Christmas joy--in or hearts and in our lives. This is the meaning and message of Christ- mas. Christmas is a season of "peace and good will". Unfortunately, there are many people throughout the world to- day who close their hearts and their homes against God, and for this rea- son they do not understand the mean- ing of "peace and good will." To these hard-hearted people, Christmas will have a small meaning. But to those who listen to the voice of God and who try to traslate the Christmas mess- age of "peace and good will" into deeds of service and kindness and charity and friendship and love--to these, Christmas will come with a true t and genuine meaning. And why] should we not help to hasten the corn- $25,000.00 Damages The Board of Education of this city is in receipt of a letter from Attor- ney F. E. Wright of Appleton, in which he asks settlement from the school board for injuries alleged to: have been sustained by Miss Alice Beutler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Beutler of Artichoke town- ship, when a roll partition in the: high school was dislodged, striking the chair she was sitting in. This oc- curred on November 16th. At the time of the accident Miss Beutler who was a student in the lo- cal high school, was carefully, ex- aimed by doctors here who pronounc- ed that she was not seriously .injured. Damages in the amount of $25,000.00 are askel. OTLEY-HANSON Miss Anne E. Otley of Big Stone I South Dakota, Montana and Oregon, i which spent a week at the Nathon's capitol for the purpose of urging upon the administration the necessity of en- acting legislation along practical lines that would give earl relief from pres- ent depressed conditions in the agri- cultural sections. "While it is doubtful if Congress will favor the passage of emergency legislation stablizing the price of grain it will in all probability, give favorable consideration to the Norris Bill, which creates a grain corporation and car- Ties with it an appropriation of $200,- 000,000 to purchase grain when he price falls to a certain figure," Sena- tor Cliff said. This bill has been reco- mmended by the Senate committee and i passed will be of much benefit and of a permanent nature, as it would keep the pr!ce of grains up to the level necessary to give the producer a uf- ficient return to enable him to pay the prices he has to pay for articles he i !i i i'l '. ideal toward which we must trive. This is the ideal toward which nations must work. Hence, the Church has a great mission to perform in making it plain that the message of Christmas is as true today as it was on the first Christmas morn and that nations will never be what God wants them to be until they shape their policies of gov- ernment in harmony with the Christ ideal which is "peace and good will" to all men. How happy we should be that we live in America--a country where there is peace and prosperity and plen- ty;  count!T where we can orship G.vithout, fear of persecution. Let I us "be thankful that we are American] citizens; tha we have a Consitutlon 1 that has stocd the test of time that we I live under a goverment that pro-{ tects our homes, our churches, our I children, our rights and our privil- I ege to worship God; that we have an[ abundance of all material things and I that we are permitted to come and go] to our work in peace and harmony] and good will with our fellow-men. I Let us thank God for the blessed in- fluence of the manger in Bethlehem an influence which has made our coun- try what it is today. And as we say these things and think about these things let us also do what we can to usher in the day when all the people of the world shall be as happy and blessed in the knowledge of Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem, as we are here in America. This is also part of the meaning and message of Christ- mas. A Happy Christmas Season to All! A I g 2 2 WO'.LD'S BEST NEWS The angel said unto them, Fear not. for, behol, I bring you good tiing$ o .reat joy, which slta2 be to alJ ple ; IIl ,, Fo, unto you is born rids day ia the {{ ; i/: . . ,. , ,:i,' ,ty of David a Saviom, whkh is Christ I{{{ City, S. Dak., and H. O. Hanson of this city, were quietly married at Ab- erdeen, S. Dak., Saturday. After spending a few hours at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. J. M. Nobles at Big Stone City, Mr. and Mrs. Han-{ son departed for Duluth, where they will spend a week. Miss Maud Otley, sister of Mrs. Hanson was present during the ceremony. Mr. Hanson is traveling salesman for Marshall-Wells Hardware Com- pany and has made his headquarters at Ortonville for several years. Mrs. Hanson has been employed as opera- tor in the local telephone exch:mge during the past year. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hanson will welcome them to Orton- ville, whre they will make their home. Bags 23 Jacks Whether J. Arthur Matthews claims the championship among Ortonville sportsmen for rabbi hunting is not known, but with a total of 23 jacks to his credit as the result of a three hour drive over the territry in the vicinity I of the Cronen farm east of town, he I might easily lay truthful claim to the 1 honor. Mr. Matthews said that the jacks were all out sunning them:llves yesterday, wherever he happened to pass. Beavers, the landlady, and Dilly the hired girl. The cast of characters is as follows: Mr. Baruaby Bird, Boss of Flagg Country .................... Arnold Hassle Cyrus B. Kitbuck, Pres. of P. D. Q R. R. ............................ John Michel] Tony Kilbuck, his son, just out ,ff college .................... Maurice Randall Mr. Mullbury, Chief Attorney. ..... ......................................... Fred Meyers Bruce Ferguson, Clerk in General Offices .................... Francis Walker ATtic, Office Boy ............ Reid Tomlin Mr. Perry Allen, A Young Farmer ........................................ Marlin Knoll{ Jessamine Lee, The Girl ................. } ............................... EstelIe Heathman I Mrs. Van Dyne, an Agent ................ ] .................................. Paradea Lindert I Dr. J. R. Cain will leave Saturday for West Concord, where he will spend Christmas with his father, who is ill. NOMINATIONS OF needs and still show a profit. Many Bills Before Congress Senator Cliff" said that there now before Congress some eight or ten different bills, each intended to se- cure relief on different plans, but that the Norris Bill seemed to receive the most general support. Norris has moved to have this bill placed ahead of the Government Ship Subsidy Bill, Senator Cliff said, in an effort to have Congress act upon it immediately, con- (Continued on Page 4) JUNIOR CLASS PLAY January 12 is Date Set For Annual Event At Orpheum Theatre "An Early Bird" is a comedy dealing with Modern American business. Its hero the light hearted, merry college boy, Tony Kilbuck is being trained in a syst3imatic manner by his father the president of the P. D. Q. railroad. The father thinks thi training will re- sult in making Tony a wonderful busi- ness man, but Tony sadly disappoints his father by' becoming involved in debt and being expelled 'from college. The father decides that he has been too lenient with him and decides that in the future e must shii, for himse. Tony, nothing daunted decides that he will show his father that he can be a success without .paternal aid. With unlimited heine and a light heart be makes a brave attempt to carve his way to fame and fortune, and  win the hand of the girl essamine Lee. The suspense is kept up until the very end. Plenty of comedy is furnished by ueh characters a,,the coquettish Imogene, stenographer for the road, ATtic the fresh office boy, Miss Rosa Bella Beavers, a country belle, Mrs. OFFICERS MADE BY SPINK POST Election of Officers to Be Held on the Evening of January 8th. Home Talent Entertainment Proposed. At the annual meeting of the Ralph M. Spink Post, American Legion, held in the Post's headquarters here Mon- day evening, the following men were nominated as "officers for the ensuing year, the choice to be made from those nominated, at the election to be held on January 8th. Post Commander, Cheter A. Zwein- er, Earl W. Miller; Vice-Commander, Elmer J. Hausauer, William A. Ran- dall; Post Adjutant, Willard Tweet; Finance Officer, Earl W. Miller, Floyd Atha. On account of the poor attendance at the Legion picture-show, "Cardi- gan," which was presented at the Or- pheum Theatre here last Friday eve- ning, the net profit from the show was so small that the boys voted to pay all expenses of the picture OAl.t of. the post treasury and all of the r'ceipts from the picture will .be sent to the Memorial Hospital Ass'n. o Ard decision was made to keep a rec- of all athletic activities of the post, inserting in the minutes of each meeting, the results o the different contests held prior to each meeting. A drive for new members will be launched, commencing December 30th and lasting until January 15th. Slo- gan for the campaign will be: "Every I!nogene MeCarty, a stenographer I member gets member." ........... Hulda Jbhnson Tentative plans for some sort of a Mrs B-J;ve iro 'a  Corners l homo talent entertainment to be stag- ...... idred Waldo :ed this" winter were discussed, and a v^':: ::i :::-=:- .. ,,, ^ }committee was appointed to formulate ,w,, ,. , ...... , '%""=,. " . }something that will prove attractive "tagg ........................... mazeue nce] along* that line. Mrs. Perry Allen, Jessannes chum [ -- ............................ Margaret Hippie There will be a basket saelal and Dilly, Mrs. Beaver's Hired Girl .._ Ch-ristnas program-inschool--district ....................... Gertrude Bongardl 10 Saturday. , Varied Program Will Depict Xmas Spirit Yuletide Services to be Held In Different Churches of City. Program at School, Also. Yuletide activities in Ortonville in-' eludes programs by the different churches and in the public school as outlined in the paragraphs following: The Jr. and ST. High School will close school Friday with the -'Spirit of Chrimas" fresh in the minds of the students. \\; A Christmas program consisting of two short sketches and music num- bers will be given at about 2 o'clock. "Papa's Necktie" will be given by Charlotte Mittlestad, Alice Carlson, Thomas Love, Ida Sigloh and,Donald Walker. "Christmas Spirit" will be present- ed by Edith Carlson, Fredrick Bon- gard, Dina Knutsen, Liilian Reinhart, Florence Duel, Verna Lou Kahler and carol singers. Christmas music will be furnished by the Glee Club; a piano duet by Helen Shumaker and Orabella Olson; songs by the High School chorus and a vocal duet "There's a Song in th Air," by Margaret Hipple ahd Estelle Heathman. At the Methodist Church a Christ- mas party will be held on Friday eve- ning from 7 o'clock to 10 o'clock foa' the merbers and friends of the Sun- day school and church. The Christmas program will be given Sunday evening at 7:45. It will comprise of a pa- geant cohsisting of scenes and Christ- mas music, setting forth the Christ- mas story. Choruses will be accom- panied by instruments. On Sunday, December 24, the Sun- day School o[ the Congregational Church will give a program in the evening, consisting of muc and reci- tations. There will also be a Christ- mas tree with distribution of candies. A Christ#'as sermon from the subject: "Jesus or Herod," will be delivered at the morning service at 10:45. At the St. John Catholic Church the Christmas program is as follows: Or Sunday morning, Dec. 24th, mass will be celebrated at 9:00 o'clock and at 10:30 o'clock. Midnight Mass will be celebrated beginning at 12:00 o'clock Christmas Eve and High Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 Christmas (homing, Monday. The Rev. FT, SulliVan will be in charge at all services. , Beginning at 7:30 p. m. in the Swedish Methodist Church, a program of recitations and declamations will be given by the children of the Norwe- gian Lutheran Church. Distribution of gifts from a Christmas tree will be followed by songs by the children. Hey. Walseth, pastor, will deliver a short address. On' Wednesday evening, December 27 a program will' also be given at the Zion Lutheran Church. Recitations, songs and 'dialogues by the children will precede distribution of gifts form a tree. To all of the above programs public is most cordially invited.