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OCTOBER 17, 191S.
Published on Thursday of each week.
Entered as second-class matter at the
post office at Wahpeton, X. D.. under act
of congress.
This paper has enlisted
with the government in the
cause of America for the
period of the war
Mr. Cohen of Fargo was in the city
Wednesday in the interest of S. J.
Doyle's candidacy for Governor. Mr.
Coben reports that Mr. Doyle has
been talking to from 1000 to 2000 peo
plea day. He says that many league
members, especially those that are
property owners, are beginning to
think that^some of tbe things that the
League stands for, is not to tbe best
interest of the property owner. Many
farmers do not want to see the safe
guard around the permanent school
fund lowered. There is no need to
lower it in order to keep the funds in
vested, and as long these funds can be
invested safely, why relax your vigil
ence? Then another thing that prop
erty owners are questioning, is the
Single Tax amendment. The Single
Tax means that all. revenues are de
rived from ground or land tax. There
is a feeling: that the equitable method
of taxation, is an equal rate of taxa
tion of a just valuation of all property.
When each individual pays taxes on
all of his property, then no one is
The Debt Limit amendment is anoth
er measure that property owners are
beginning to study. How careful a
man with property must be with his
own credit, in order to keep his prop
erty. How can we spend a life time
in accumulating and guarding our
property, and then with our own bal
lot give some else power to mortgage
it for an unlimited amount.
Notwithstanding nil of the slogans
put out by the league such as "We will
stick" and "We will win," etc. I be
lieve that the real safety valve in the
coming election, will be the land own
erg themselves.
1 can understand how the man who
has been playing in hard luck and
has lieen unable to accumulate any
property, might be induced to follow
any leader who claimed to have a
panaoca that voiild cure his misfor
tunes. Det-anse any change that
mijri'.r c.ijini. nuist be for the better.
On ti other hand the man who has a
competence, becomes conservative.
He cannot afford to take unnecessary
chaner-s. He is the balance wheel of
the nation.
When economic conditions confront
us, such as we are now approaching
I do not believe that a majority of the
people of a state like ours can be led
In announcing their position, the
newspapers that are supporting Mr.
Doyle declare they have been con
vinced by his fair statement of the
issues that his election is the best
thing for North Dakota, The fact that
the Socialists at the head of the Non
partisan league have been revealed as
holding close communion with the I.
W. W., as shown hy the LeSueur to
Haywood letter the fact that an at
tempt was made to "put over" an
amendment to the state constitution
absolutely removing all debt limits
under the guise of having proposed a
$12,000,000 debt limit the fact that
they are paving the way to the single
tax and many other Solialist doc
trines, has-been responsible for the
shift In sentiment and destroyed all
party line in the state.
The contest is looked upon as a di
rect lineup between those who favor
Socialism, and those who are against
Socialism: those who favor state own
ership of all things, as against those
who believe in the doctrine of private
property rights.
Speaking to over 3,000 people in one
day, and with crowds ranging from
1,000 to 2,000 every day in the week,
S. J. Doyle, Democratic candidate for
governor who is receiving the whole
hearted support of all parties in the
state opposed to Socialism, is making
a splendid campaign tour.
During the period he has been on
the stump, Mr. Doyle has toured the
western part of the state, and he is
well pleased with the reception ac
corded him.
Mr. Doyle is opening up new issues
to the light of day, and no North Da
kotan shold go to the ballot box in
S'--L tf-
November without either hearing him.
or reading what he has to say.
It's' usually a sign of sick kidneys,
especiaally if the kidney action is dis
ordered, passages scanty or too frequ
ent. Don't wait for more serious
troubles. Begin using Doan's Kidney
Pills. Read this Wahpeton testi
J. W. Farmaneck. retired farmer, 511
Ninth St., says. "My kidneys were
out of order and I had dull backaches
and other signs of kidney trouble.
Doan's Kidney Pills helped me, by re
lieving the backaches. Others in my
family have also used Doan's and with
the same good results."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that
Mr. Formaneck had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.—Advert.
Watch for cartoon No. 4 and see what happens.
He Stands on His Record of Loyalty Plus Con
structive Statesmanship. He Has Made
Good. Why Experiment?
State Superintendent Macdonald has
fixed the time of the teachers' insti
tute ^or Richland County. This insti
tute will be held at Wahpeton during
the week commencing November 18.
Tbe institute will be conducted by Su
perintendent Charles Hanson and the
chief lecturer will be Supt. Lee L.
Driver. An assistant is to be chosen
The scrap between the old gang and the Townley gang is practically over so far as dividing
up the pork is concerned. Townley has his share tucked away out of sight, and his associates
have each received a little package which they are hugging devotedly, looking for more.
There is still a little pork to be distributed. To help in this distribution Townley wants
Frazier re-elected Governor. Frazier mal a good errand boy.
The fact that Townley promised a
make him draft proof if he would go to Kansas and handle the development of the Nonpartisan
League there, is well known also that Governor Frazier did later make such appointment, thus
planning to draw money from the North Dakota treasury to boost a political organization.
The Plain Citizens realize that that kind of management of our government is not exactly
what it ought to be, and it is to be expected that they will tire of this public pork game and put
the Townley gang into the ditch too.
Candidate for Re-election
and other lecturers will be present.
On Tuesday November 19, the school
officers and teacher8 of the county will
have a Joint session. The forenoon
program for that day will be arranged
by the County Superintendent and
the program for the afternoon' will
be provided by the State Department.
The State Department announces
that graduates of four year high
schools who have not had pedagogy
and psychology, will be given certi
ficates if they attend this institute and
do acceptable work.
Big Barn Burned
The big barn on the John Ehlers
place near Barney was burned down
one afternoon last week, with all of
its contents. Fortunately there was
no live stock in the barn, but there
wa8 a new buggy, new set of
sleds all of his harness and feed. The
]os3 is a big one. Mr. Ehlers was in
Wahpeton, last Tuesday, replacing
some, of the things lost. He is not
certain as to the cause, but thinks it
may have been started by the chil
For Sale—A six years old horse for
sale or trade. Weight 1,500 pounds.
Twin City Hardware & Implement
Co., Wahpeton, N. D. Adv.
game wardenship to one McConnell, in order to
Flirtatious Damsels Had No Chance
When Busy Little Knitter Ap
peared on the Scene.
Two girls traveling on a train
through Hoosierdom could have learn
ed a lesson from a plain little Indiana
school teacher, had they been wise
enough to do so. They were going on
a pleasure trip and determined to have
pleasure all the way. On the train
they munched candy, read magazines,
played rhum and tried in every way
they could to attract the attention of
two uniformed young men near them—
but all in vain.
The little school teacher, who was
on her way to attend a county insti
tute, got on the train at a little country
town. Shyly she entered the cur, quiet
ly she took a seat across from the two
girls, who were rather noisy in their
efforts to gain notice, and immediately
after she was settled she began to fin
ish a beautiful knitted soldier sweater.
Industriously she worked—so intent
on her work that she noticed no one.
But the people noticed her and ap
preciated her zeal and the quality of
her patriotism. They smiled whenever
they passed her seat and proffered her
the loan of their papers and books.
I And before many miles had been trav
eled one of the khaki-clad youths was
beside her and the other one opposite.
The sweater had been examined, the
process of making it explained to the
youths, and now they were telling the
little teacher camp stories.
The two girls giggled and remarked
about "some people's tastes," because
they didn't understand.—Exchange.
Wood and frame
building, 16 32
14ft. posts, and lean
to, which has been
used for storage of
motor truck.
Located Dakota
and eighth-former
ly used as a storage
house by Union Tr
ansfer Co. Well suit
for granary or
like uses. In good
condition. See
Louis Schennum,
Standara Oil Agent
"There is
Food Administration Announces New and Stricter
1' ood Program for Hotels, Restaurants and Boarding
Houses, Effective October 21st. Expect Cooperation
but Prepared to Make Orders Effective.
The following is official information prepared at the
office of the Federal Food Administration upon instruc
tions from the United States Food Administration at
Washington and may be relied upon as official.
A new program for all public eating places, effective October 21, is an
nounced by the United States Food Administration. The new rules apply to all
places where cooked food is sold to be eaten on the premises and affect nine
million regular or occasional patrons.
The new regulations cu-ry into elfeet the recent announcement of the Food
Administration that in fulfilling the American promise to the Allies to send
them seventeen and a half million tons of food this year the public eating
places would be called upon "to undertake In many particulars a mora strict
program than last year."
The general plan of the Feed Administration with regard to the een
duet ef public eating laces has been reduced to twelve definite "General
Orders." These twei* rules furnish the specific measures by which the
Food Administration plans to earry out, ee far as public eating places are
concerned, the announced plan that for next year the American food pre»
gram will be a direct reduction in the consumption ef all food, particularly
the staples, rather than a series of emergency regulations such as meat.
lese and wheatless daye and meals, and the eubstitution of one food for
Concerning these twelve general orders the Food Administration in a circular
to the proprietors of public eating places says, "It has not been deemed advis
able or necessary at the present time actually to license the operation of public
eating places, but in cases where th patriotic cooperation of such public eating
places cannot be secured by other means the United States Food Administration
will not hesitate to secure compliance with its orders through its control of the
distribution of sugar, fjour and other food supplies.
These general orders prohibit the serving of any bread that does not
contain at least the twenty per cent of wheat flour substitutes, and of this
Victory bread no more than two ounces may be served to a patron at one
meal if no Victory bread Is served four ounces of other breads, such as
corn bread, muffins, Boston brown bread, etc., may be served. Bread
served at boarding camps Is excepted as is bread containing at least one
half rye flour. No bread is to be served until after the first course is on
the table and no bread or toast may be served as a garniture.
Bacon is also barred as a garniture and only one meat may be served
to a patron At a meal. Included in the definition of meat are beef,
mutton, pork and poultry. Not more than a half-ounce of butter is to be
served to one person at a meal, and Cheddar (American) cheese is
limited to the same amount. "Double" cream is banned.
No sugar bowls will be on the tables, a teaspoonfui is the limit for a
meal, and then only when asked for. Two pounds is the allowance to be
observed for each ninety meals served, including cooking.
No waste food may be burned but all must be saved to feed animals
or reduce to obtain fats.
The Food Administration relies on the hearty cooperation of the vast
majority of hotelkeepers and other proprietors of public eating places to
observe these regulations voluntarily, but is prepared to use the full force of
its power against the few who would interfere with the success of the plan. A
paragraph in the circular says:
"We know that the majority of men in this class of business will welcome
this enforcement on the ground that it protects the patriot from the slacker
and gives the honest man who wants to save for the country protection frou
the wrongful acts of his unpatriotic competitors."
Attention is specially directed towards the conservation of bread and butter,
cereals, meats, fats, sugar, coffee, cheese and ice, to fresh vegetables and
fruits which should be served when possible, and to unnecessary suppers, teas,
luncheons and banquets, which are condemned as "fourth" meals. The Food
Administration desires as few fried dishes as possible.
Simplified service, with meats and vegetables on one plate instead of In
side dishes, and only necessary silverware, and simplification of the menu and
the menu card are urged as means of saving not only food, but labor and paper.
The general bill of fare .should be abandoned because the great variety of
dishes listed makes waste through spoilage. Simple bills for breakfast,
luncheon and dinner with limited dishes, changed from day to day for variety,
are recommends I. also the use of hors d' oeuvres. vegetable salads, fruits, sea
foods, made-over dishes and animal by-products, which save staples and utilize
many available foods.
The war program discourages the table d'hote meal except when confined to
few courses and small variety, as on the Continent. American plan hotels
should require guests to wri*« orders, and all menus should be in plain English,
actually describing the food.
The new regulations affect hotels, restaurants, dining cars, steamships,
clubs, and other places where food is sold to be consumed on the premises. In
a message to the managers of such establishments the Food Administrator
fully explains the food situation with reference to the war, and tells what the
people of the United States must do in the way of saving food in order to
good the pledge which, authorized by the President, he gave to the Allies at the
recent conference of food controllers.
Federal Food Administrator.
prospect of a proper ending of the war before the cam­
paign of the Mimmer of 1910/' eays Mr. Hoover. "To attain victory we
must place it. France three and a half million fighting men with the
greateet mecUanical equipment that hae ever been given to any army.
While we expect the position on the western front may be improved,
from a military point of view, between now and then, there can be no
hope of a consummation of the end that.we must eeeure until another
year hae gone by."
The Food Administrator points out that this accomplishment In 1919 win
save a host of American lives that will have to be sacrifled if the war continues
until 1920. To strike the final blow in 1919 means that ne must not only find
the men, shipping and equipment for this gigantic army, but our own
army, the Allied armies and the civil population of the Allied countries must,
in the meantime, have am:le food if theif strength Is to be «we
can do all these things," he declares, "and I believe we cau bring this business
to an end if ever/ man, woman and child In the United States tests every
action every day aad hour by the one touchstone—Does this or that contribute
to winning the wafc?"
"We must appi eciably decrease our own Imports of food, notably sugar,
coffee and tropical fruits," be says, and points out that while our Wheat pro^
ductlon this year a better than last, our production of other cereals Is less,
and our resources »re no greater than last year. "However," he says, "it is
possible for us to give Europe its vastly Increased requirements and at the
same tyne have a margin over the quantity necessary to maintain our own
health and strength."
The Food Administrator finds we shall apparently have sufficient sugar to
take care of the prssent rat* of consumption and to provide for the extra drain
of the Allies, and sufficient coffee if wastefulness in brewing the beverage Is
eliminated. Of our own products there must be a reduction in consumption
and waste of foodstuffs and of meats and fats that is to say, pork, beef,
poultry, dairy products aad vegetable-oil products. Stress is laid, however]
upon the fact that the Food Administration does not wish curtailment la the
use of milk for children.
Patriotic proprietor* of public eating-places demaad enforctble rules for
their own protection against the slacker in their business. The federal feed
Administrators of the various states will enforce these orders Aeaft
•Dt sufficiently patriotic to fellow thsas voluntarily.

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