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WashDorn Leader
(PA3HBURN, NORTH DAKOTA
«ofcn Sattarlund Frwi P. JiffMii
Proprlatora
(-abllabed every Friday at Washburn^
McLean County, North Dakota
•ntered at the Postofflce at -Washburn,
Worth Dakota, as second Class Matter
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
Feraan Achrertwin* RepnwnnHw
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
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MORTGAGES AND SUICIDES
If the farmers of North Dakota are
serious in their desire for the en
actment by the Congress of the
United States of legislation intended
to bring, some measure of relief to
them, it behooves them to have
spokesmen of a type different from
those who have up to this time under
taken to speak for them in Washing
ton.
Illustrating the point: there is Mr.
R. L- Frazier, in Washington this
week under the caption of "Repub
lican Chairman from North Dakota"
by virtue of the fact of his election as
head of the group of Republicans com
mitteemen of league faith named in
the primary of last June-
Mr. Frazier, before the Agricul
tural Committee of the United States
madie the assertion, yesterday that the
average debt of the" farmers of North
Dakota is $7,500- There are 77,690
farmers in North Dakota according to'
the 1920 census, so Mr. Frazier would
have the United States Committee on
Agriculture believe that the farmers
of this state owe $582,675,000, and
that they are paying interest at the
rate of 10 per cent'a year on that
gigantic sum. Their interest bill,
alone, would be $58,267,500 a year, on
the basis of Mr. Frazier's figures.
Surely that is splendid propaganda
to place before the Senate Committee
surely it is splendid propaganda to
place before the people of the United
States, for Mr. Frazier's statement,
given weight in the nation "because he
goes about under the title of chair
man of the Republican party from
North Dakota, has already gone over
the country through the medium of
press associations serving hundreds
of daily newspapers.
The 1920 census is valuable in that
It throws light on the farm debt
situation in North Dakota- At that
time, 40,462 farms reported mortga
ges indebtedness, while 3,622 made no
reports on mortgages the others be
ing without mortgages- Only 22,623
farmers reported the amount of their
mortgage debt, the total being $108,
284,682, representing 28.5 per cent of
the value of the property against
which the mortgages were placed
The average rate of interest paid was
6.7 per cent. The average debt per
farm was $4,786, that average, how
ever, applying only to the farms that
were mortgaged, and slightly more
than half of all the farms 'in the state
wefe reported as mortgaged.
The financial strength of the farm
ers, however, is aptly illustrated by
the fact that the same census dis
closed an actual value of all farm
property in the state of $1,759,742,995.
What can be the reaction of the
nation to such .extravagant statements
as these by Mr. Frazier. North Da
kota farmers and her business men
pre obliged to look outside of their
state for credit. Can they expect more
liberal consideration from the credit
centers of the country after Mr. Fraz
ier's statements in Washington?
Of course the people of this state
realize that Mr. Frazier's assertions
are wide of the facts. Even in their
balmiest days in the days when they
were telling the farmers that they
were being "robbed of $55,000" a year
by the grain gamblers, the champions
of the league cause in this state were
prone to fix the state's mortgage debt
at $300,000,000.
It Is unfortunate, as The. Forum lias
previously pdinted out, that spokes-'
men for a largie group of the people of
th{s state are so willing to misrepre
sent a situation to their own advan-*
tage, but it is difficult for The Forum
to understand wherein these spokes
men can benefit, by such outlandish':
as Mr- R. W. Frazier hai just,
xoafje.. '.
befpre ^losing: Mr.Frasfertold
The Lord
Itrf MIMUWI HRVKM. 6IMIMNAT1, O.
i which torment th« world today. Is fonnd In the
v*, practical ap»l!catl» of the teachings of the
ii— i ^Maitrr In thit **fltir
5f" fe
•ACK TO THI WW-t BUREAU SERVICE. CIN.. O.
{Arranged for publication in 17 sections)
Tradition Superceded by Christ's Law
38. Ye have heard that it hath been
said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth
for a tooth.:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist
not evil: but whosoever shall smite
thee on thy right cheek, turn him the
other also.
BIBLE THOUGHTS
For This Week
Biblo Thonghta memorised, wfll. prove
priceless heritage in after years.
CHRISTIAN, CONFIDENCE:—This
is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask any thing according to
his will, he heareth us-—1 John 5:14.
county the number of suicides reached
13 last year, and attributed the high
suicide rate to the hopelessness of the
farmers."
The state board of health, will re
cords of all suicides in the state, re
ports that in the year ending July 1,
last year tljere were 31 suicides in the ask—
entire state, as against 46 suicides in. What two
the state during the previous year.
Sane and temiporate advocates of
the farmers' cause are needed in
Washington at a time such as this
when Congress is depicted as ready
and anxious to do anything that it can
do in a constructive way to afford ire
lief to the hard pressed agricultural
industry.—Fargo Forum-
J&SS
tocle
tjbsfo
IT WAS MEW YEARS
"PAre"
foci some FOLK?
DUMB DAN G0E8 CALLING
She—Why, don't you sit down?
He—You're sitting on the only chair
She—Well?
If, as some aver, advertising doesn't
pay, where did Sanfa get his rep?
...Lazy: Larry
A New Year's vow
I will take now,
that will do away with a lot of fuss
Language refined
Will henceforth bb mine, _a-1
It takes bo darned much work to aisB.
The Bhite
She—Aw, let's kiss and make up.
JCnno
il anrcst nd kindred
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SEEK TODAY:—Sack ye the Lord
while he may be found, call ye upon
him whilt he is near.—Isaiah 55:6.
THE ONLY GOD:—Hear, O Israel:
the Lord our God is one Lord.— Deut
eronomy 6:4.
MAN'S APPEAL:—O Lord, receive
thy work in the midst of the years-—
Habakkuk 3:2.
RIGHT REASONING:—Let us rea
son together, saith the Lord: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be
as white as snow.—Isa. 1:18.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:—Love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance
against such there is no law.—Gal.
5:22, 23.
THE WASHBURN UBAPgR, WA8HBURN, NO^TH DAKOTA
40. And if any man will sue thee at
the law, and take away thy coat, let
him have thy cloak also.
41- And whosoever shall compel thee
to go a mile, go with him twain.
42. Give to him that asketh thee, and
from him that would borrow of thee
turn not thou away.
QUESTIONS
and Bible Answers
If Parents wQl eneourmjre children to look op
and memorize the Bible Answer*, it will prove
priceless beritag* to tbem in after yean.
How does God's promises bring joy?
—Psalm 32:8-11.
How should God be praised for his
goodness?—Psalm 33:1-6.
What will God do to those who bless
and magnify his holy name?—Psalm
34:1-7.
How can we insure ourselves against
want?—Psalm 34:8-10.
What should a man do who desires
life and many days?—Psalm 34:12-14.
What are some of the privileges of
the righteous?—Psalm 34:15-22.
To what can we compare "the faith
fulness and righteousness of God1?—
Psalm 36:5,6.
Where do we find the fountain of
life?—Psalm 36:7-9.
What does a patient trust and de
light in God bring?—Psalm 37:8-5.
Why is a little that a righteous man'
hath, better than the riches of many
wicked1 —Psalm 37:32-37.
It's Only Fair
She—"How dare you kiss me."
He—"Oh well, if that's the way you
feel about it—get off my lap.
Izzy Inquisitive
At the busiest hour he pauses to
countries took part in
the Spanish-American war?
How'long did the seven year war
last?
What was George Washington's
first name?
How old was Methusela^bn his one
hundredth birthday?
What's the price of a 10c. sandwich?
Where is New York bay?
Have you an Izzy In your home?
Tell us what he asks.
Fill 'er Up, BUI
"Brick" Stillwell writes (n to say
that life is getting to be just one
darn oil station after another.
They sat upon a rustic seat/
Beneath a leafy bower
He pressed her to his inaniey breast,
When knighthood was in flower.
They journeyed down tbe centuries
To the flapper age of now
She steered'him' to the kitchen,
And made him cook the chow.'
—Q. M.
80 Are We
I'm tired of eating
And drinking and sleep,
Of crowds one is mgeting,,
Of dates one must keep.
I'm tired of poet
ry, poverty, pelf,
And if you must know it
I'm tired of'myself,'
Experiended
"Yas sab, Jedge, -I wantta'to getta
divorce."
"You do, ^eh?. Well, Rufus, I sup?
pose that you want to. be free to
mary again."
... *.«Nosah. I Just wantta be. free:?'
'i .Philosophy Applied
Mother—Bobby, if yon ask me
again for any candy f*ll apaftk you:
Bobby—"What tliat '.yon told
itis
1
Nf« York a crowded town. Her /subways and
elevated railroads in the jam hours of the day are lit
erally packed sardine-tight with human freight But
with all, this, congestion of millions of people upon a
little island, it «s the easiest town in the world to 1
cate your whereabouts without the, aid of a compass.
or a guide. /1 It is' eleven blocks wide and her cross
streets
vare
numbered. New York is just great
checker board. If you can' talk the American tongue,
any policeman will belp you find yourself if you are
lost. '""v\ v.4
The other day a pathetic story went the rounds
of the press of a Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gallo, of Fair
fax, S. D., who h'ad lived ISfyears in mid-America and
were returning to the mid-Europe whence they came.
On their way to the dock to board the boat which
was to start them back to Czecho-Slovakia they, be
came separated when a door of a subway train closed
between them.
Eighteen years in South Dakota'and this un-Ameri
canized woman was without enough language to find
her way back to the dock. Under the strain of fear
-and helplessness, she died in the Bellevue Hospital.
For 18 years, these strangers had lived in our
land with no love or thought of America except as a
good thing to be used by them that they could return
to their foreign home with the gain they got here.
We think of America as the- great, well educated
clothes
Miss Rati—Sihe's a thoughtless
creature.
Society
Petting parties have been defi
nitely transferred' froin the fllver to
the davenport.
LOCAL MARKETING LI8T
18 BEING PREPARED
Oscar t. Nordquist, Underwood
Robert Fitzgerald, Garrison J. E.
Sullivan, Garrison H. E. Mielke,
Ryder W.- F. Ehlers, Douglas Math
BInsfield, Wilton J. H. Noon, Wilton
J. M. Thompson, Wilton and J. U.
Caldwell, Underwood were the first
farmers to co-operate in a marketing
list which will soon be sent out from
county agent Norling's office. Anyone,
having something for sale should re
port at once to his office at Wbshburn,
Those wanting to buy may also have
one of these lists by writing for it.
The annual marketing li?t of six
images was gotten out last February
andi anpther one will be gotten out be
fore next spring. The" list now being
prepared is a special to take care of
the many calls for help on local mar
keting at the present time.
During 1922 four times, as many
farmers as in-1921 co-operated with
Mr. Norling on the marketing work.
A copy of_ this list will be sent to
every bank in the county and to everjr
county agricultural agent in the state.
ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS
MEETING CALLED'P0R JAN. 9.
Annual meeting of the Stockholders i
of the First National Bank of Wash
burn, N. D-, will be held at its bank-!
ing rooms in Washburn, on Tuesday,
January 9, 1923, at 4 o'clock P. M.
Dated at Washburn, N: D, Dec.-9,
1922
AUG. E. JOHNSON,
12^29 Cashier.
AN ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. P. H. Grewer, of Maraaettp Uni
versity, who has occupied the manage
ment of the dental offices recently
opened by Dr. Prlske in BlsmaTck and
who, while1 continuing hi* practice In
Manclan, will bei kvallable for appoint
inents In Bismarck:—-Adyertisemfint
I
Df, J. LHEHtHAFF
At Garrison Mottfari Tuesday
JOHN
Though she's fickle and contrary, there's a charm in
Tanooary, to the feller that's accustomed to her curves.
With her north wind skallyhootin' and her temperature
pirootin' in among a feller's sensitory nerves! And.^when she
fights a duel with the little jag-o-fuelj that's
IA Ml a DV waitin' out-o'-doors to keep ye warm,—O, it
JANUARY takes a cheerful giver, and an optimistic liver,
to demonstrate old Janooary's charm.
But—when the neighbors gather in defiance
of the weather—to taste the joys of settin' by the fire, there's,
an institute of learnin' where the home-fires is a-burnin'—
where patriotism is parent of desire! Then we find in Janoo
ary, not a bandit gaunt an' bleary, but a bosom friend beneath
the wintry yesL Where we find congenial labor, swap
pin' ideas with our neighbor, and adoptip' the conclusion which
is best. ...
While her breath is mighty searchin' where the naked trees
is lurchin' and there aint no hint of mercy in her grip,—yet the
maple-sap flows sweeter, and the spring shall dawn completer,
at the final crack of Janooary's whip.^ Then, rally all
merry, to the call of Janooary,
—A wake, an* taste the real joys
of life,—No season more en
trancin* with fiddlin' art' dancin'
—Brace up, an* get acquainted
w'th yer wife I
LI'L GEE GEE, THE OFFICE
VAMP, SEZ:
Politicians are worried about ru
mors of a third party—so are some
wives.
8undotfger's Talk
Kit—All she thinks of is
Miss
FOR SALE:—Butler House, monthly
payments. See K. KLEIN, Wash
burn. 12-29 tf.
NOTICE:—The Brummund Livery
Barn Is open. You can feed' and water
your horses at a small cost.* Livery
in connection. Ph^ne 131, R. E. Klein.
12-29.
FOR SALE:—Ten good young farm
horses, 1400 to 1500 pounds, well
broke, will sell reasonable. One pure
blood registered Hereford Bull calf,
about 7 months old. Well built and
big, with a splendid pedigrees Cheap
at $100- JAMES RICE, Mercer. 12-22.
WANTED:—Names of Farmers who
have "Vyhite Holand Turkeys for sale.
A. L. NORLING, Washburn, N. 12-29
WANTED—To hear from owner of
good Farm for sale. State cash price,
full partculars. D. F. BUSH, Mirl
neapoliB, Minn.—12-28-
3$
ye
FOR SALE:—20 Registered Duroc
Jersey Sows and Gilts, bred for March
and April farrow, with plenty of scale
and good bones, bred to the Grand
Champion Disturber Sensation, and
a good son of the World's Champion
twice Great Orion Sensation. OLOF
HANSON, Ryder, N. D. 1-5.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
The Foreign
How Best To Serve
country We have the best sthoo! system in' all the
world, yet we stand ninth among the nations of the:
worldin literacy. 1
There are five millions of illiterates In'the United
States
over ten years of age. The war intelligence
tests disclosed the startling fact that 20% of our
population cannot use the English language so as to
understand the written word or to express themselves.
68% of the illiterates our cities are foreign born.
The foreign press keeps the foreigner foreign.
The foreign language press in this country has de
fended itself on the ground that only by tajking a for
eign
language could we teach the foreigner American
ideas and ideals. It has defended itself on the ground
thai it was the melting pot that educated' the foreigner
into the American. Hut the records prove conclu
sively that is
has not
taught American ideas or Ameri­
can ideal^ and it has not made these ideals safe in
the hands, of men and women who think only in a
foreign tongiie who live 18 years in the heart of our
country for 110 end but to suck its wealth that they
may go back to a foreign home to spend that wealth.
The foreign language paper is the most un-American
institution tolerated by the most generous and the
most tolerant of people.
If their professions be true, the best patriotic service
that any foreign language newspaper can render, to
the United States is to go out of business.
iS:'HOM:E)iSpil
PHILOSOPHY
MARY'
^ITTLE Bo-peepv can lose her sheep
Byt I know how to find them.
I'll advertise and they'll come home
Wagging .their talte behind t^em.
V v
Advertise in the
WasMwjrn Leader
stopped milking the
cow to tell the hired
man she had found a real
friend in her girl chum who
has all the good things in life.
"I used to think shevwas awful
mean," said Mary, "but she's
the kindest creature in the
world. When she bought four
diamond rings and had three
others given to her it seemed
td me she might have given one
to me. We went to the red
school together. But she
learned not to give, and I
learned to be envious. Then I
went to school again among the
daisies and along the hedgerows
and they taught me truth. My
friend had let me see those
rings and enjoy their beauty
and that's all she got out of
them herself. She kept from me
the worry of guarding them.
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