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THE STATE’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER
Senator LaFollette’s statement as to his attitude on a
new party, made yesterday, emphasizes the dilemma which
the Wisconsin Senator and many others in political life oi |
progressive views must face. While many of Senator La-
Follette’s proposals in the past have been revolutionary in
nature and he has not hesitated to forward radical ideas, he
has always clung to the American principle of rule by the
ballot and has urged his ideas in legitimate and constitu-,
tional manner. He has, also, usually refrained from enter- j
ing into bitter personal attacks and as a result has retained
a considerable degree of personal popularity with members ,
of Congress who disagree violently with his views,
r But the movement which LaFollette seeks to forward,
he finds, leads on to further proposals. What seems to him
_tu be perhaps an extreme proposal, but a right one, becomes
moderate in the view of many of his followers after a time.
Now, he finds that the Communists, bent on the same kind
of a revolution in America that Russia must endure, are
trying to climb his band-wagon, not for the purpose
of furthering his interests or views, but for the purposes of
When Senator LaFollette finds himself up against such
a situation, is it any wonder that honest, patriotic and able
citizens hesitate to accept new theories and brands of ex
treme democracy offered as a palliative for the country’s
ills? May not most sporadic movements be properly sub
jected to suspicion in view of the disclosures made by the
W isconsin Senator and similar disclosures?
By furthering extremist views Senator LaFollette has
invited men less able, less honest and less far-sighted than
himself to pervert his power and popularity to their own
ends. Every movement for greater power, for increased
■functions of the government, opens the way to attacks upon
fundamental principles of the nation.
The Wisconsin Senator, in considering a third party
movement, must choose either the support of all the forces
of discontent, the Communists with the honest “progres
sives,” or he must occupy a middle ground Which is unten
able i the political arena.
rrr ‘election of a President, however high-minded he
m; y be. does not insure the honest government. There have
been viore cries of fraud and corruption raised of the so
callcd progressive Wilson Democratic administration than
any other in many years. There have been authentic cases
of wide-spread corruption in revolutionary Russia. The ad
ministrations of Harding and Coolidge. whom radicals are
pleased to call conservatives, faced also the difficulty of pro
tecting the government from dishonest and unscrupulous
men. A new movement which sweeps into office inexperi
enced men without a powerful organization behind them
offers greater opportunities for the unscrupulous than any
other governmental force, a fact proved time and again.
The elevation of Senator LaFollette through a third party
movement embracing such forces as he says now are seek
ing to ride on his coat-tails, would offer just such opportun
The dilemma which Senator LaFollette faces is an argu
ment for strong party government. It is an argument for
the retention of the present alignment of forces, pledged to
honest and sane government, with traditions and power to
smash corruption and smother corrupt forces. Though dis
honesty may appear at times to have the upper hand, it is
true—and the reflex of the recent disclosures in Washington
is sufficient evidence—(hat, leaders of the Republican party
have been high-minded and honest in their service to the
government, and with the firm and resolute Coolidge to lead
the party in the future, there is every reason for preferring
such a government to one made up of the forces of discontent.
“Labor turnover” is a big item of expense in industry.
Some corporations find, by their cost systems, that it costs
them as much as $l5O every time a skilled employe leaves
and a new one has to be broken in.
Why not keep employes on the job by giving them this
$l5O apiece periodically instead of spending it in labor turn
over? This is already being done by the Anaconda Copper
Co. in Chile, which pays “attendance bonuses.”
Some one has said that an organization is as hard to get
together and keep together as a church choir.
One important development in Europe is that the French
are taxing themselves more heavily. Recently tax receipts
totaled a fifth more than a year ago.
The English for several years have been foaming about
the low tax rate in France—lower capita than in England,
by far. That was because France was mortgaging the fu
ture, expecting to get more out of Germany than now ap
The French seem to be changing their estimates.
Farmers of America now are banded together in more
than 10,000 organizations, Department of Agriculture
What they need is one big national organization. So do
consumers. Industrial producers and distributors in general
get the best of the bargain because they are organized. Until
consumers and farmers organize, they will have the disad
vantage of a disorganized army fighting a united army
headed by an intelligent general staff.
Shivers creep up a city man’s spine when he contemplates
what would happen if the farmers ever struck.
The new secretary of navy should 'be kept busy in Wash
ington where everything is at sea.
Details involving oil and whisky, ate laid to Teapot Dome,
and it isn’t the first time the two have been mix^d.
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AN' AMBASSADOR RESIGNS
When Cyrus K. Woods, American
Ambassador to Japan, took the To
kio post it was with high hopes of
further cementing the good will
then existing between tiie two
Two decades of distrust has come
t( an end. The Washington Arms
Conference had uprooted the
.sprouting seeds of war that had
been sown in the Pacific.
Tiie Japanese earthquake of
September, furthered the op
portunities of America and Amer-
Ambassador. He worked
tirelessly “above and beyond the
will of duty” to help a stricken
people. America felt a just pride
in him. Ho became a hero to the
In early April Congress began
the destruction of much that had
been done by the Washington Arms
Conference, the Am rcian earth
quake relief and Ambassador
Alarmed by the Capitol Hill at
titude on i.nniigr .tion, Ambassador
Hanilhara, Japan’s representative
in Washington, wrote his “Gentle
men’s Agreement" letter, making
use of the unfortunate phrase
‘‘grave consequences.” By mid-
April the Senate, in a blaze of mis
taken resentment, had abrogated
the “Gentlemen's Agreement” and
voted immediate Japanese exclu
The edifice of good-will Ambas
sador Woods spent months in rear
ing is tottering.
Ambassador Woods has asked to
be relieved from his post. The
State Department iimists his resig
nation has notihing to do with the
immigration bill or Japanese ex
clusion. The rea-on given i3th it
the ambassador wishes to return to
America because of the illnes3 of
a member of his family.
In ordinary times this would ba
reason enough, hut these are not
ordinary times in Japanese-Amer
ican relations. While tiie crisis
has been muted and muffled, there
is nevertheless a crisis. It is fair
to assume that in such a crisis an
ambassador will remain at his post
during that crisis if lie approves
the course of bis own nation.
An ambassador who does not ap
prove the policy of his own nation
asks to be relieved. Some days ago
in Tokio Ambassador Woods pub
licly expressed his disapproval of
the immigration bill. The news of
his intended resignation, known to
the State Department about May 1.
Mr. Wood’s retirement comes at
an awkward and embarrassing
time. Few Americans stand so
high in Japan or could be so help
ful in bringing about a renewed
understanding bet ween Tokio and
Washington. Official Washington
will make the best of a. new and
disappointing turn in a delicate
Those, however, who realize how
earnestly Ambassador Woods has
la laired, how much he has accom
plished and what high hopes were
his will note that two weeks before
May 1 the Senate of the United
States had destroyed much that he.
his predecessors and a generous
nation had done through many
years.—-New York Post. '
MR. YOUNG’S APPOINTMENT
A Washington dispatch to the
Times-Record this morning con
voys intelligence that lion. George
M. Young, congressman from this
district, last week appointed judge
of the Customs Court of New York
by President Coolidge and later
confirmed hy the senate, will re
main in congress until the end of
the ipresent session uirfess the ses
sion is unduly prolonged. The new
judge is receiving telegrams and
letters of congratulations from No.
Dakota and elsewhere and it is cer
tainly a great pleasure for the edi
tor of this paper to join with Mr.
Young’s many friends in offering
belated congratulations. We re
gret very much having Mr. Young
and his estimable family move 'per
manently from Valley City where
they have lived so many years and
have so many good friends. As a
congressman Mr. Young has done
well and as a judge we feel that
he will give efficient service to the
government in that position. Our
host wishes go out 'to him for con
tinued success in his new work.
Valley City will always have a
warm greeting for the Youngs any
time they feel like coming hack to
the old home town. Valley City
HARRISON SOI NOS KEYNOTE
Senator Pat Harrison of Missis
sippi. by agreement of all con
cerned. is to ; l>e’temporary chair
man of the national Democratic
conclave which meets in New York
city on Tuesday, June 24. Certain
ty I*at is <a good man for the job.
He can point with ipride and view
with alarm as well as any man of
any. iparty whatsoever* His full
name, hy the way, is Byron Patton
Harrison; hut no one known that
unless lie takes time to look it up.
The senator went to New York
to attend the obsequies of the late
Charles F. Murphy, and rumor has
it that at that time he was slated
for this honor. Be that as it may,
everyone is happy. Pat will be
He is supposed to be at least
mildly for the nomination of Mc-
Adoo. and that statesman who was
on the soot when the selection was
made, expressed himself, in the
language of the lamented Roose
velt. as being “delighted.”
There is a suspicion that Harri
son was a selection of. tJlie Smith
boomers. However that may 'be,
the Mr. Roosevelt who ran with
Cox in 1920, and who is now man
aging Smith’s canvass, said he wag
“very greatly 'pleased.”
Not to ibe out of the Orchestra, a
man from Alabama, who handles
some of the details for Senator Os
car W. Underwood, was right in
line for the eloquent Mississipptan.
All this is perfectly satisfying.
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One wonders if Mr. Bryan was con.
suited. Probably not. He ws&>not
around the 'hotel anyway.
It is not known how the agreed
upon chairman stands on the
mooted abrogation of tbe two
thirds rule. But that is not mater
ial. How he will excoriate the
grand old party! How he will
prove that the unterrified can
spend billions and collect only mil
lions! He is credited with being
a clever joker. Many a quip will
he spring on the admiring and
listening multitude. —Duluth Her
f^ c WiiS'
And May flowers bring June bills
A wise candidate is a man who
stands for what the voters fall for.
Anything can happen now. In
surance men held a convention in
Chicago without talking off a single
Nobody on earth knows hs much
as a telephone girl in a small town.
Holburn street, in London, has
been paved wdth rubber, perhaps
to make the pedestrians bounce
In Atlanta, Ga. f a man sawed
nine bars to get out of jail. Spring
is too nice to stay indoors.
Water furnishes 115 per cent of
our electrical power while moon
shine supplies us with about that
much crime motive.
Cotton planters are worried about
the boll weevil because tbe boll
weevil is not worried about the cot
In spite of the reported steady in
crease in the sale of silk stockings
cotton stockings arc not on their
last legs yet.
Ob, what is so raw as a fever
blister in June?
You must keep going around to
stay in the social circles.
After they finish naming apart
ment houses, soft drinks, Pullmans,
radio stations and candy our lan
guage will be a wreck.
The only reliable tonic for spring
fever is almost losing your job.
It is very Ifnrd to drink lemonade
on a coo! front porch and worry
about the poor children's milk short
Books, we have found, arc the
only things which speak volumes.
The British arc going to repeal,
their war tax on musical instru
ments, so may lose a little sleep
over the results.
Archaeologists think they have
found remnants of the Ten Com
mandment tablets, all broken, of
Will Congress read Coolidgc’s,
"No,'' to its bills backwards?
Teapot Dome is almost as familiar
now as Babe Ruth.
Many gardens are already far
enough advanced to be neglected.
! A Thought
A soft answer turneth away
wrath; but grievous words stir up
« Anger manages everything badly.
Listeners in Great Britain have
to pay $3.75 for a license.
HIGH AND BROAD JUMP IN YARD
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By W. C. Batchelor
Jumping for either height or dis
tance holds the interest of an ath
letically inclined boy or girl from
pn e&rly age until maturity. These
activities are*, of the more vigorous
type, calling for accuracy, speed and
The equipment is so simple that
almost any boy of 12 or more can
construct it. The cost is almost
negligible. Here are two types of
home-made high jump standards:
Two pieces, 11.-*l 1 .-* by 1% inches by
6 feet (uprights).
One piece, 1 inch by 1% inches by
6 feet (brace and base).
Two pounds No. 8 casing nails.
A good standard can also be made
by placing the upright in an old
bucket filled with concrete. A five
gallon can cut through the middle
will make ideal forms for a pair of
standard bases. A piece should be
nailed across the bottom of the up
right to anchor it in the cement.
Nails may be driven in tiie upright
every inch or every two inches, or
holes may lie bored through • and
movable spikes used. A bamboo
fishing pole makes the best cross-
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bar, but a rope weighted at .the ends
In a regular meet a space 12-. feet
square is spaded up and sawdust
usually mixed with the soil lA, keep
it from packing. However, a much
smaller pit will suffice for practice.
For the broad jump a piece of 2
by 6-inch board, a or 4 feet long, set
flush with the ground and spiked at
the ends, completes the "take-off.”
The pit is 5 feet wide and should be
spaded up from the take-off to a
point a little further than can be
The runway for a distance of 40
to 60 feet should be level. Sometimes
the same pit can be, used for both
high and broad jumping, the run
way for the broad being alongside
of the house, with the pit in the
back yard. The standards for high
jump would be placed at the side of
the pit, as illustrated above.
Copyright, 1024, by W. C. Batchelor
Possibility of state monopoly of
radio is being considered in Ireland
Connect stator plates of the vari
able condenser to the grid.
THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT
A new kind of confidence game is worked in Boston. Joe
went to the movies; sporting his $725 diamond ring. A
pretty girl, about 16, sat next to him.
She admired the sparkler. My, she’d always wanted to
see a diamond like that on her finger. Joe was obliging.
Did he have the correct time? He did. What, so late in
the afternoon? Would Joe mind holding her hat while she
telephoned mama she’d be late for dinner? Sure.
Joe still has the hat.
The bobbed-haired girl still has the diamond.
The ease with which women wrap men around their
fingers and make them jump through the hoop, is as pathetic
as it is ancient. You recall the saying that it takes a mother
21 years to make a man of her son, and only 21 seconds for
a pretty face to make a fool of him. And the older they are,
the harder they fall.
It’s all for the best— part of nature’s cunning system of
About 20 years ago, when women began flocking into
business after generations of seclusion in the American
home, business men began to sense the commercial possibil
ities of a pretty face and soft voice.
The telephone companies tried male operations early in
the game. But customers were so rough with “Central” over
the wire, and called at the office to stage a fight so often,
that the companies began to hire girls.
Restaurant men know that waitresses bring more busi
ness than waiters, as a rule. Each pretty waitress attracts
her own following.
It's the same in stores catering to men, all the way from
clothing to tobacco.
Beauty is a commercial asset. They’re even turning
elevators over to fascinating young misses. Biology is get
ting on a business basis.
Governments are incredibly stupid in not using women
as diplomats. Germany, for instance . She might get better
terms at a reparations conference if she were represented
by ravishing vamps instead of solemn statistical gents with
heads like gourds.
Women have become a fixed institution as lobbyists
around most legislative bodies. Why not try them inter
And their beauty wouldn’t be the only advantage.
Feminine intuition and practical psychology would help, not
to mention their brain power. They’d take to the game like
a duck to water. In former centuries women like Du Barry,
powers behind the thrones, made whole nations their toys.
LETTER FROift LESLIE PRES
COTT TO RUTH ELLINGTON
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LEAR RUTH: A \i •
I’m awfully glad you fille my pur
chases. I thoroughly enjoyed se
lecting them, and I’m conceited
enough to believe that I might
make a very good business woman
in time. * .
Do you know, I’m very happy to
think that we started this shop, my
dear. I didn’t know that economic
independence could be'noY oqly such
a comfort but such a source, of satis
faction to a woman. Wjiftn I come
I want to talk totyou,. about
enlarging the shop. You. , know I
have six thousand dollars In per
fectly good money. It., you think it
would do 'us any good to spend it,
I would be very glad to do so. When
I think of what we have done on
three thousand dollars, I feel that
wc are not only great business wo
men, but greajt financiers.
What I wanted to dd, dear, in
this letter, was not to pat either
you or myself on the back, but to
tell you that I 'have had another
talk with Karl. I rather suspect
that Alice is aware of the fact that
I went to luncheon with him yes
terday. He came to me in the
morning just after breakfast and
asked me if I would do this. At
first I did not see how I could do it,
but Karl always has been so good
to me, and he seemed so cast ddwn,
that I finally decided to get the
matter over- with and let him un
burden his soul if he wanted to.'
As luck would have it, that was
the day that Alice had made up her
BY OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON
Tingalingaling! went the door in
Mister’ Bags’ store as old Grand
daddy Frog hopped in.
“Pickles and porcupines!” cried
the little fairy storekeeper. “Wher
ever have you been keeping yourself,
Granddaddy? I l*iven t seen you
for a coon’s age. ’ .
Granddaddy shivered, "Please
don't say that word, Mister Bags. I
have scratched it out of my frog
dictionary. Would you believe it,
Ringtail Coon comes and sits at my
front door every night, waiting for a
chance to gobble me up. If I
weren't as old and wise as I -ant, 1
would have made a dinner for him
long ago. Heigh ho! every
"We’re pretty well, thank you,
sir," said Nancy and Nick. They
liked the old frog gentleman and al
ways did all they could to help him
with his shopping,
“That’s fine, simply fine,” said
Granddaddy, taking off his glasses
and wiping them and putting them
on again. "How would you like to
help me pick a birthday present for
my three grandsons?"
“We'd love to!” said Nancy.
“Well, how would some nice over
shoes do?” asked Nick. “We've got
a lovely lot of nice black shiny
“Overshoes!” boomed Granddaddy
in a pleasant voice. “Well, I never
thought of that. I guess that would
be pretty nice. Their mama certain
ly would be glad, too, -I’m sure, for
they must track a lot of mud into
the house. Are they real nice and
“Here they are,” said Nick, open
ing up some boxes and laying three
pairs of frog overshoes out on the
"I’ll take them,” said Granddaddy
reaching for hfapecMetbook. “Wrap
. . . ...
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1924
By Albert Apple
mind to motor out to" Arrowhead
tor luncheon. She told us about’it
during the morning as though it
were a foregone conclusion that we
all would do just exactly as she had
planned, and she was utterly sur
prised when I told her that I had
some shopping for you to do which
would probably take most of the
day, and I expected to take a mor«.
or less hurried lunch down town.
* Mother’ who was looking rather
done up, said that she intended to'
rest air day; and dad explained that
he had a business conference on
with some steel men who were la
‘‘Then, Karl, you and I will’’go
alone, together,” she said.
“I’m awfully sorry, Alice,” an
swered Karl, “but I have a confer
ence with my lawyer. So many
things have come up since I have
been abroad, you know, and antici
pating that we were leaving soon
for Pittsburg, 1‘ set today for the
“‘What do you good people think
I’m going to do all this time?” asked
Alice in petulant surprise.
Upon this dad spoke up rather
“It would seem to* ihc, Alice, that
you arc capable of entertaining or
amusing yourself for a ;few hours,
while the rest of your family go L
about their individual business.”
“But, dad—” began Alice.
“No buts about it,” interriupted
dad. “You must have shopping to
“I have, but I thought Karl
would go with me.”
(Copyright, 1924, NEA Service, Inc.)
’em up and I'll take ’em along. It’s
a good thipg I know how to walk oil
When the rubbers were wrapped
up in a nice neat package, the old
frog gentleman hopped away to the
place in the muff beside the pond
where his grandchildren and their
mother lived in a lily-pad house.
In went Granddaddy, as proud as
“Where are the boys?” he asked,
looking around. “I haven't 'seen
them ( since the day they were born.
That whs just one month sgo todny.
This is their birthday and I’vfe
brought them each a present.”
“Why, Granddaddy!” exclaimed,
Mrs. Frog. “How absent-minded yodi*
arc getting! They’re out swimming.
They never come into the house 'at
“Why not?” demanded the old
gentleman frog. “Why don’t they
ever come into the house, I'd like to'
know? And why am I getting ab
“Because they haven’t any legir
yet and can’t walk,” spid Mrs.
Frog. “They're still little polly*
wogs and have to stay in the wa*
ter.” 1 .i; *
Suddenly Granddaddy thought of
his birthday present. Overshoes and
no feet to wear them! He blushed
all over,, so he did.
Excuse me, I forgot something at
the store,” he said hastily. “I’ll be
right back.” ♦ And before Mrs. Frog
could get her breath he was gone*
He .burst into Mister Bags’ store
and made everybody jump.
“These overshoes' are not the right
size a tall,” he declared. "You'll
have to take m all backr-and
please givfe me three bags of candy
(To B* Contipiied) .<
(Copyright, 1924, NEA Service, Inc.)
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There are eight main broadcasting
stations in JSngland. ; * i r ?
Great Britain had issued' fc3sjbc|t
receiving licenses by Jan. 1, 1924. *
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