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Moorhead Daily News (Newspaper) - October 15, 1929, Moorhead, Minnesota apwtai dm UNITED PRESS TELEGRAPH SER VICE RECEIVED BY THE NEWt VOL. XLIII, No. 238 MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 1926. $4.00 PER YEAR U. T O Q UIT w^r» R M AIL Concordia Prepares For Homecoming ALUMNI TO MEET HERE ONOCT. 30 Shipstead and Consul Hobe to be Among Speakers. Senator Hendrick Shipstead of Minnesota and Hans Hobe, Norwegian ronsul at St. Paul, will speak on Concordia college annual homecoming lay program, according to officials in liarle today. The annual homecoming celebration at the locai school will •a- hold on Saturday and Sunday. Oct. :0 and 31. TIu- gridiron feature of the day will h ilie clash between Augsburg col-' L,e of Minneapolis and the Cobbers. Senator Shipstead and Consul Hobe will appear on the Saturday morning program at chapel. Mr. Hobe will present J. A. Holvik, head of the Norse department of Concordia, with a decoration bestowed by the Norwegian king in recognition of his services in connection with the NorSe-American centennial in the twin cities. Mr. Holvik was secretary of the centennial association. Preceding the football game a parade will be staged through the business sections of this city and Fargo. All societies on the college campus will have floats. The annual alumni dinner will be held al t; p. m. Saturday probably in 'he parlors of Trinity church to be ('ollowed by a program in the college gymnasium at 8 p. m. President J. N. Brown will preside "U- gymnasium program on which ■;. ! m '¡¡1 Stoevo, president of the .V -J: D-.koia district of the Norwe-Lutheran church. Rev. 1. T. '. of Detroit, president of the \ •>• I'-M-i! .Minnesota district. Rev. J. Y:. O. Ness of Perley. president of the .•oüege corporation. S. G. Cmstock, ".!:>'.irliead pioneer, and Lars Cliris-'¡-.-'.ison will appear. Other speakers -,v• 11 represent the college alumni and vr'dent body, !)r. Jacob Tanner of th-> Luther Theological seminary of St. Paul will preach the homecoming sermon at Trinity church Sunday morning. That afternoon the annual open house will be staged at Ladies hall on the campus. The homecoming activities will be capped with the bonfire ceremony on the campus Sunday evening. LARGE CROWD HEARS SELVIG AT HITTERDAL Gang Victim (Special to The News) Hitterdal, Oct. 15—Addressing a large and enthusiastic crowd last evening at the Hitterdal hall, C. G. Selvig, nominee for Congress in the ninth district, presented fully his views on national questions, stressing the farm problem. Comments, by those present indicated that they were greatly impressed with the grasp of the issues made manifest by the speaker. Mr. Selvig was introduced as ''a good man who had accomplished more for the Red River valley than any one else," as head of the agricultural school at Crookston. The tariff. transportation, decentralization of our national bureau, and the effects o£ our new immigration rules were discussed plainly and with authority. Mr. Selvig made a distinctly favorable impression when he said he wanted to go to Congress to give the greatest service of which he was capable to lift the farmers out of then-present condition. The third party is of no influence or avail in Congress he told his hearers. Today at noon Mr. Selvig gave an address at Rothsay. Tonight, with Lt. Gov. W. I. Nolan, he is to speak at Barnesville. Saturday night he will be at Rollag. TYPIST MAY BE KEY TO LOSS OF STEPHENSON LETTERS IN INDIANA POLITICAL INQUIRY Indianapolis, Oct. 15 (UP)—Information obtained from D. C.„ Stephenson, former klan dragon in a secret interview at the state prison in Michigan City was placed before the Marion county grand jury today by William Shaeffer, deputy prosecutor investigating political scandals. 2 KILLED ON STREET CAR New Orleans, Oct. 15 (UP) — Miss Lillian Hardin and her escort, Ralph Sturdy, were murdered here today by a man wno boarded the street car on which they were riding, shot them, and then escaped in a motor car which was running alongside on the street. Shortly afterwards police arrested Matt Seminary, a boxer, and he is said to have confessed to the double murder. w. W. O'Brien, Chicago attoi> ney, was shot and seriously wounded by gangsters operating a machine gun. STAIXEYRITES ON SATURDAY for Fred Stalley, Lutherans 9 District Quota Is $111,000 The Northern Minnesota district of the Norwegian Lutheran church of America will raise approximately $111,-000 for the working budget of the church this year, according to President J. N. Brown of Concordia college. The eight church districts in Ameri 1 ca will have a total working budget of $1,153,000, President Brown said. North Dakota's quota is $116,000. Rev. A. H. Amundson, financial secretary of the college, this week attend-' ed a meeting at Minneapolis of all district presidents and financial secretaries of the church. Merchants Indorse Legion Post Sale Resolutions indorsing a paid secretary for the Moorhead Commercial club and the American Legion "white elephant" sale October 29 were passed by the Moorhead Retail Merchants association at its regular monthly meeting last evening. The association also offered its financial help in obtaining a secretary. John Harris, H. H. Hansen and Leo Johnson were named on a committee to urge merchants of the city to keep their show window lighting fixtures on until later in the evening. Mrs. Oscar Ohristianson who underwent surgical treatment at St. John's hospital. Fargo, has returned to her home. +-----------------—--4» ' WEATHER FORECAST ! For Moorhead, Fargo, and vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight ; and Saturday; probably rain or 1 snow: colder. Miss Alice Wright Trinity Choir Head Miss Alice Wright was elected president of Trinity Lutheran church choir at the annual business meeting held last evening following a social hour at which Miss Wright and Edgar Wright presided. Christine Fjelstad was named vice president, Elida Sundet secretary and treasurer, Norman Engh librarian, and Vivian Nellermoe assistant librarian. The social committee is composed of Myrtle Nellermoe, Irene Thompson and George Fevig. The choir voted to hold one social meeting a month following their regular rehearsal. • -MM.** Funeral services Clay county register of deeds, who died Wednesday evening at his home in Moorhead, will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow from the First Congregational church of Moorhead with Rev. Frederick Errington officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Hawley. The body will lie in state at the Wright & Sons chapel from 10 a. m. to 1 p. in. tomorrow. Pallbearers will be: Andrew O. Houglum, Arthur C. Fevig, W. George Hammett. C. H. Rufer, Wilfred Cos-tain and Fred M. Brophy. The Moorhead Retail Merchants association at its meeting last evening voted to attend the service in a body. The Moorhead Ladies sextet will sing one of Mr. Stalley's favorite hymns at the service. Sunday at the First Congregational church at 11 a. m. a memorial service will be held for Mr. Stalley. Edgar Sharp, W. George Hammett and Rev. Frederick Errington will speak. Men of Bethesda Organize Thursday Thirty-three men of Bethesda church organized a Men's Brotherhood with L. S. Myller as president last evening. Other officers are: Carl Johnson, vice president; Memfred Nelson, secretary, and A. L. Eliason, treasurer. A membership committee composed of Frank Westberg, Emil Pehrson and John Sten was named by President Myller. The Brotherhood will meet on the third Thursday of each month. Refreshments were served last evening by L. Eastlund, Claus Westberg and N. P. Nelson. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 15 (UP)—A young stenographer, who suddenly dropped~from sight a week ago, is believed today to hold the key to the disappearance of the personal letters and checks of D. C. Stephenson, former grand dragon of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan. Prosecutor William Remy is attempting to obtain the documents as evidence for the Marion county grand jury investigation of charges that Stephenson sef up a corrupt government in Indiana. The girl, Mildred Meade, worked in Stephenson's office before he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Miss Madge Oberholtzey $ year ago. Miss Meade left her home, here last Friday, Just as the political inquiry wag warming up and Prosecutor Remy is convinced she knows the hiding place of the missing documents or aided in their destruction. The father, mother and sister of the missing stenographer were brought before the grand jury session, but ap--p&rently were unable to give any information of her whereabouts. After leaving the grand jury room, the mother sent an appeal through the newspapers to her daughter to come home at once, "no matter who is advising you to stay away." Meanwhile Thomas Adams, Vin-cennes editor, whose charges caused the grand jury inquiry, continued his efforts to have the inquiry taken up by the senate investigating committee headed by Senator James A. Reed of Missouri. ■"I have sent Senator Reed evidence which is bound to bring about a federal investigation," Adams said, after wiring each member of the senate committee a request to convene here. Concordia to Hold Pep Meeting Tonight Students of Concordia college will hold a pep meeting in the college gymnasium at 6:45 p. m. today. Coach Frank Cleve of the football team will also speak. Yells will be practiced''for the game Saturday with Gustavus Adolphus. SERVICE TO BE RUN BY INDIVIDUALS 85 Planes, 15 Hangars To Be Put Up for Auction. SAVAGENAMED COMMANDEROF LEGION TODAY Washington, Oct. 15 (UP)—The postoffice department announced today it will relinquish the trans-continental and overnight New York-Chicago government operated air mailservices and will advertise with-in*30 days for bids for private enterprise to take over the services. "It has never been the intention of the post office department to continue operation permanently of the air mail service, Postmaster General New said. The department has 85 areoplanes, 15 hangars and machine shops worth several million dollars which will be sold. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 15 (UP) —Howard Paul Savage of Illinois, former lieutenant of engineers during the war, was today elected national commander of the American Legion at the closing session of the eighth annual convention. Savage's election fellow*?) a " spirited campaign during which 22 ballets wore cast before he gained a majority over Monroe Johnson of South Carolina, his chief opponent, .^rvl . ' Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 15 (UP)— Gen. ^ John J. Pershing and Marshal Foch of Prance were made honorary commanders of the American Legion for life by a unanimous vote of the eighth annual Legion convention here today. A resolution giving the honorary office to the leader of the A. E. F. and the French commander in chief of the allied armies in the world war was presented by the resolution committee and adopted amid enthusiastic cheers by the convention. The action was a compromise arrangement worked out by Legion leaders supporting the proposal to make Pershing the active national commander for the trip to Paris next year. LOS ANGELES REACHES GOAL NEW MAN FOR CHARTER BODY 2 Held on Alleged Potato Robberies One-sixth of the 5,500,000 persons in ihc United States who are over 65 years of age are dependent upon public charity, according to insurance statistics. vv Harry Stratton and George Haiiser will be arraigned before Judge E. U> Wade late today on charged of stealing potatoes owned by James Nesbitt from the warehouse at Ruthruff. They were arrested by Sheriff Malvey late Thursday. Thirty sacks of potatoes were recovered by the sheriff when the men were arrested. It is the second time that the warehouse has been burglarized in two years. S. G. Comstock, chairman of the city charter committee for the past 25 years, who was again named to that board by the Moorhead council recent- i ly, will be unable to serve this time, he has notified R. G. Price, city clerk. Mr. Comstock's resignation from the committee will necessitate the flaming of another member at the meeting this evening in the council chambers. Fifteen men named by the council to serve on the committee have been approved by Judge Carroll A. Nye. They are besides-Mr. Comstock: C. A. Ballard, Edwin Adams, E. E. Sharp, A. H. Costain, H. E. Roberts, Leslie Welter, H. J. Harris, Ralph Pedersdn, A. J. Wright, Theodore Gulickson, C. G. Dosland, Johi^ Gletne,*G. H. Rus- tad and James A. Garrity. These men are now signing oaths of office and the organization of the committee will be i effected when all oaths are returned to City Clerk Price. ' V The council tonight will discuss the installation on Eighth st S from Eighth st to the Moorhead State Teachers MRS. WRIGHT NAMED Philadelphia, Oct. 15, (UP)— Mrs. Adelaide Wright, Macauley, Menominee, Wis., was elected national president of the Women's auxiliary of the American Legion on the fourth ballot in the auxiliary convention here today. Mrs. M. Gleason was elected vice president of the Northwest division. RILEY HURLS DEBATE DEFI Minneapolis, Oct. 15 (UP)—Dr. W. R. Riley of Minneapolis, today awaited a reply from J. A. A. Burnquist for a debate on evolution. Dr. Riley, leader among fundamentalists of the Northwest, invited Burnquist, a trustee of Carleton college Northfield, to discuss the question with him on a platform of the Minneapolis armory before a public audience. The challenge grew out of Dr. Riley's resolution before the Minnesota Baptist convention, providing that financial support be withdrawn from Carleton because of alleged belief of the faculty in evolution. "Modern education almost without exception accepts the theory of evo-college oî an ornamental lighting sys- lution and it would be practically im-tem. /possible to gather together as large a The supplemental assessment roll on the First w»rd paving project will be placed before the council this evening for approval. faculty as at Carleton and secure excellent teaching talent without having such a faculty hold the theory of evolution," he said. Detroit, Oct. 15 (UP)— 1 The giant navy dirigible Los Angeles completed its cruise from I^kehurst, N. J. t hangar, to Detroit at 3; 30 this morn« ing and two hours later was safely çaçored to the Fprd jpr naast at Dear»» born. The trip from Lakehurst was, made in a little more than 16 hours and except for some contrary head winds was ^smooth. These winds slowed the 50-mile gait that ha'd been maintained after passing Pittsburg to 20 miles an hour. The day broke wifh a perfect sky. Hardly a bit of wind was stirring. The ship was very itill against the tower. - The crowd about it was increased by a continuous stream of automobiles coming from all directions. It was necessary for spectators to build small fires to keep themselves warm. Approximately 3,500 people, including Henry and Edsel Ford, were waiting for the dirigible. Almost simultaneously with the sighting of the ship a thousand search lights from as many automobiles parked at the Ford air port shot their rays upon the hull of thé ship, silhouetting its beautiful silver frame against the dark sky. After cruising about the port for an hour waiting for better light for landing, a rope was dropped to the ground at 4:35 a. m. An hour later the vessel was moored fast to the mast Local Roomer Is Overcome by Gas Tom Readon of New Ulm, Minn., was found unconscious, overcome by gas, in a local rooming house this afternoon. He was dragged from the gas filled room and revived. At last reports he was reported improving nicely. Readon was taking a bath when overcome. The gas heater which was used for heating the water had gone out and gas filled the room overcoming the bather. PEDS LEAD WOPS 7-0 Wahpeton, N. D., Oct. 15.— Moorhead State Teachers college led the Wahpeton Scientists at half time here today 7-0. Zeck plunged through the Wahpeton line for the score. Londoners are complaining of a new nuisance: the littering of theater floors with peanut shells. The English learned the joys of eating peanuts from the Canadians during the World war. PER BOLSTAD Noted Violioist Will give a Concert at Evening 8:15 Oct. 18
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