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THE STATE’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER
America’s celebration of her natal day brings the usual
Fourth of July noise-makers and sporting events. Occa
sionally it brings a meeting at which the more serious as
pects of the day are considered, and these public meetings
usually are to be found in the smaller towns and rural com
munities of the country. Too many thousands in cities
throughout the country think of the Fourth of July as a
holiday with fire-crackers and accidents.
The Fourth of July is Uncle Sam’s birthday anniversary
of our political independence. It came because the colonists
wanted real freedom and were willing to sacrifice their lives
for it. They builded a great nation. It has endured and is
today the most powerful on the earth. A once feeble Re
public has set an example for the rest of the world. Indi
vidual expression of religious and political beliefs, taxation
vmly with proper representation, control of the country’s
destinies from within —these were fought for by the colon
ists and they won them.
As a thought on a day of celebration, every citizen ought
to consider the source of the Republic and the fundamentals
guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and the Con
stitution. A study of the history of the nation will make a
better citizen of every one.
TIMELY WARNING REPEATED
The campaign for a safe and sane Fourth of July has
achieved much success since it was inaugurated several years
:;>go. Almost each year there has been a decrease in fatali
ties and serious injuries due to Fourth of July celebrations.
But each year there is a long list of victims. Usually, of
* ourse, they are children. Often the injury is to the eyes.
<!1 Certainly it would be far better to restrain a child’s un
c ounded enthusiasm than to permit an accident which im
pairs the eye-sight. The National Committee for the Pre
vention of Blindness records that 224 children have suffered
impaired eyesight since the last Fourth of July through acci
A safe and sane Fourth does not necessarily mean a dull
celebration. It means that caution should be exercised at
j ! times in the use of fireworks, and adult supervision of
ifTorts of children will do much to decrease accidents.
THE DANGERS OF HOT-HEADS
A young Japanese has committed suicide as a protest
against the American exclusion act. A body of Tokio
students has “demonstrated” by breaking up an American
A boycott against American importations, largely against
gcods listed as luxuries, is in progress.
Such acts are the acts of hot-heads. The Japanese gov
ernment; thus far, has kept cool with Coolidge. But, it is
possible for the acts of hot-heads to bring on war, no matter
how cool officialdom remains, and America has hot-heads
of her own.
Should the continued acts of hot-heads of Japan arouse
jinything like the anti-Jap sentiment prevailing in our Pacific
coast states 10 years ago, there’s no telling where the matter
Unfortunately, but undisputably, there are vicious ele
ments on the Pacific coast that would take devilish pleasure
; n acts that might provoke war, at any time. Such elements
are chronically opposed to peace, work and contentment and
thev should be kept under surveillance.
• - The great mass of coast people will keep cool with Cool
.idge on the Jap matter but there are a comparative few who
are reckless enough to start anything.
Italy is one country in Europe that’s getting back to nor
mal steadily. Her imports have been exceeding exports by
► round 360 million lire a month. But a year ago the excess
was nearly twice as big.
This recovery is good for Italy. But it’s a loss for Amer
ica and other countries that have been collectively selling to
.Italy more than Italy has sold them. The saving feature is
that, as a countrv gets back to normal, it buys more as well
sells more. The healthiest state is for every country’s
exports to balance its imports after paying interest on money
The new Oxford dictionary, 40 years in the making, de
. -fines 425,000 different words.
It’s estimated that the average person in his daily con
versation uses only several hundred of these words.
People often are advised to “look up” every strange word
3they encounter in their reading. If they did, they’d go to
thl dictionary some 400,000 and more times. They wouldn’t
- *Mve time to do anything else. With a good stock of slang,
•highly impressive, most people can express all that’s in them.
Slang is short-hand talk.
It’d take 3000 million dollars to bring American schools
up to top-notch efficiency in the matter of housing and equip
ment. This is shown by a government survey of the situ
, It’s claimed there are a million children who are unable
to attend schools full-time on account of shortage of accom
modations, and eight millions attending in obsolete build
Americans rank second as fishermen, taking 86 million
dollars worth of seafood out of the ocean in a year. Japan
is first, with 89 millions. A 1 t
The world eats 1000 million dollars worth of fish yearly.
A tremendous supply of food is going to waste in the ocean.
Future generations will “farm” the sea as we now intensely
farm the land. High price is the brake now.
Comments reproduced In this
column may or may not szpress
the opinion of The Tribune. They
are presented here In order that
our readers may have both sides
of Important issues which are
being discussed in the press of
OPPORTUNITY FOR N. DAK.
Later results of the state prirnaiy
election have had an unexpected
turn, favorable to the Independents.
The latest information available is
that the Independent candidates for
attorney general, commissioner of
agriculture and labor, state auditor,
secretary of state and possibly a ma
jority of both houses of the legisla
ture have been nominated. 1 lie leg
islature however, is very close, and
at this time it appears there will not
be any great change from the line
up of two years ago, unless the Nov
ember election decides otherwise.
The chief loss independents have
suffered is in the nomination for
governor, as Mr. Sorlic nonpaitisan
candidate, has a safe majority of
about 3,000 over Governor Nestos.
Governor Nestos was the victim of
several campaign handicaps, among
them the individual candidacy of
I. J. Moc, who made a very effective
appeal lor economy in showing a
large number of employees in all de
partments of the state government
on the monthly payroll. This at
tracted attention and was intended,
and no doubt did take votes from
The Independent forces weie not
entirely favored by the democrats of
the state, in this primary contest,
as they have been heretofore. The
contest in the democratic ranks in
which two candidates contended for
the nomination of governor, took
votes from the Independent column,
as opposing the League candidate.
A general resentment by the farm
ers and businessmen of the state on
the failure of the national republi
can administration to enact certain
farm legislation, especially the Mc-
Nary-Haugen bill, had its undoubt
ed effect in the vote against Gov
ernor Nestos, who was held to rep
resent the agencies that caused the
dissatisfaction. Mr. Nestos himself
no doubt contributed to the loss of
votes by failing to ineasi'V* up to the
altitude which many of his former
supporters expected of him, as gov
ernor, during two administrations
and during two legislative assem
blies. But the governor had a hard
task to restore normal conditions of
government in state affairs, by re
moving obstacles and correcting
conditions inherited from his lea
The primary election gives all po
litical factions an unusual opportun
ity to accept the decision of the \ot
ers and join hands in an honest ef
fort to improve the financial and in
dustrial conditions in the state.
America’s six hundred who rode to
their death in the Battle of the Little
Big Horn, commonly known as the
“Custer Massacre," can vie for
bravery with Tennyson’s immortal
six hundred in th« English light
brigade, declares Olin D. Wheeler,
historian of the Northern Pacific
railway. June 25 was the 48th
anniversary of the famous battle,
fought just a short distance south
of Custer, Mont. Indians of the
Crow agency commemorated the
event with a three day Wild West
stampede started in the morning and
lasting until Wednesday night. The
stampede was held at Garryowcn,
two miles south of the battlefield
and the Indians held their
dances each night. Recounting his
visit to the battlefield in 1892 and
his conversations with the few sur
vivors of Custer’s men, Mr. Wheeler
said: “The Big Horn hills with
their six hundred can easily vie
with Bulaklava and its six hundred
in the Crimean war. The Custer
battle has been mistakenly called
a ‘massacre’ by many, but I do not
believe this term can properly be ap
plied to it. The slaughter came
about in the course of a military
campaign directed against the Indian
antagonists. The year 1876 was one
of thrills. The American Centennial
exposition was on in Philadelphia.
Then suddenly war broke out with
the Indians in the Northwest. The
outbreak was not unexpected and the
government had been preparing for
it for some time. Supplies for the
troops were rushed in over the
Northern Pacific railroad which
was then completed to Bismarck and
Mandan, N. D.” —Valley City Times
French airplane maker says h<
sees us all flying in a few years.
We say he had better look again.
Good news from London. They say
the lawyer business over there is
Political graft, is being stamped
out in Holland and it may keep
muny of the Dutch from getting in
Next thing you kuow New York
will start exporting booze.
Our guess at the election results
is that Christmas comes next win
The Japs ar e having trouble with
the Chinese but, not as much trouble
as they are having with the Japs.
We don’t care so much who wins
the pennant just so peanuts last
until the end of the season.
In Chicago, a learned doctor finds
the men make, the best cooks, but
we find men marry the best cooks.
Hunt the brighter things of life.
Cantaloupes would cost too much ii
they were as big as watermelons.
Fire losses increase. Insurance
rates may go up agfcth. All this
“7 r Htj
\ J t hope You’ve \ ' * ,
\ _/o \ \ saved coort / i
in spite of celluloid collars going
Healthy gills, getting all tanned,
will find it hard looking pale and in
teresting next winter.
A complete set of silverware, with
no spoons or anything missing, has
never been on a picnic.
Being a politician pays good
money. It should. You are always
liable to reform and be out of work.
What this country needs most is
a law requiring that all bills be sent
Tomatoes were once called Jp vc
apples, Which may be why they arc
best taken with a grain of salt.
If, as a Chicago man says, the sun
is having the chills, we hope it
never has the fever.
The June husband tells us she
really did try to serve some onions
with perfume on them.
BT OLIYE BOBEBTB BABTOH
“Mexico is different from any
place we have ever been,” said John
ny Jump Up to the Twins, as they
flew along on Tommy Titmouse’s
“Down there is a mahogany for
est,” said Johnny. “See how very
large the trees are. Some are so big
that twenty men holding hands can
hardly reach around them.”
“We don’t have mahogany trees
in America, do we?” asked Nick.
“No,” said Johnny Jump Up,” at
least not in the part of America
that we live in.
“Mahogany wood is so fine,” said
the fairy, “that it is very expensive.
It is used to make furniture, and
only the finest furniture at that. If
you have any tables or chairs in
your house that are sort of a dark
red color, no doubt it is mahogany.”
Tommy Titmouse flew on with the
three little adventurers.
“Look down there «t those tall
trees, said Johnny Jump Up sud
denly. “Fly down a little closer,
Tommy! Now can you se,e?”
“That’s the way bananas grow.”
said the fairy. “Only they aren’t
really upside down at all. When you
see them in the stores they are up
side down —the bunches are.”
“And now we are coming to an
other forest with still more queer
trees,” said Johnny Jump Up. “1
wonder if you can guess their name?
It is only the sap of the tree that
“Maple trees,” shouted Nancy and
“No,” said Johnny. “But they get
the sap out of them exactly like they
do out of maple trees to make maple
sirup. No, these are rubber trees.
They aren’t made of rubber, good
ness no, but the sap that runs out
soon turns hsrd and .that is rubber.”
“What else is there in Mexico?”
“Come!” said Johnny Jump Up,
“and I will show you.” So Tommy
Titmouse started off again.
“There are rice fields on that low
place,” said Johnny Jump Up. “Few
people know that much rice is raised
in Mexico, but quite a lot of it grows
“What kind of ice cream do you
like best?” asked the fairyman next.
“Vanilla!” cried Nancy and Nick
"Well those plants down there are
the ones it is made out of. Vanilla, I
mean. A bean grows on it and the
vanilla flavoring is made out of
that. Coffee grows in v Mexico, too,
and cotton and sugar* and moist
everything, I guess. Besides its gold
and silver mines are about the best
in th« world. And you’d be sur
prised at the lovely jewels found in
the ground here. Opals, turquoises,
emeralds and everything.”
“Mexico is a great country,” said
“It is!” said Johnny. “Home, now,
Tommy, if you please.”
(Copyright, 1924, NEA Service, Inc.) 9
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE)
The Surprise Dessert '
Dirty noses might generally be
found upon the Jones children, par
ticularly ajfter they had been play
ing in the streets and back yards.
This was always more than a lit
tle annoying to Mrs. Jones, who
tried to teach them to keep their
And like most mothers there was
one thing she could not tolerate:
that was the picking of the nose
with their fingers. Alas this is not
confined to children and, besides be
ing a practice disgusting to most
people, is most unsanitary.
MOVIES DISCOVER WILD MEN AT
700 MILES FROM HOLLYWOOD
By Jack Jungmeyer
NEA Service Writer
Los Angeles, July 3. —The last of
the barbarous races of North Am
erica have been shot by the motion
picture camera. They are the Seris
Indians, a mysterious ethnological
fragment clinging in thinning num
bers to the rocky island of Tiburon
in the Gulf of California.
Although Tiburon is less than 700
miles from Los Angeles and Holly
wood, observers from these illustri
ous cities declare its denizens are
thousands of years below the social
level of the latter communities.
The origin of the Seris is obscure.
They are believed to be older than
the Aztecs. The tribe has been re
duced to hundreds. This handful of
natives, nevertheless, are feared by
the warlike Yaqui Indians. Mexi
cans, under whose nominal rule they
live, never visit them unless heavily
The motion picture expedition was
sent by Paramount, and after con
siderable hardships brought back the
first film record from the island.
Heading the party was Jesse L.
Lasky, vice president of the com
pany, who relates the following en
counters with Indians.
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—FABLES ON HEALTH
ON BLOWING NOSES
Children playing about, paying lit
tle attention to What they handle,
suddenly jab a germ covered finger
it. the nose and send them into, the
Also few people blow their noses
properly. One nostril should be
closed by pressure of the handker
chief and each -nostril should be
blown separately.. There should be
no more force used than is positive
ly necessary, as serious troubles
have risen from this c&use.
“We' reached Tiburon nine days
after leaving Yuma,.' Ariz. Canoes
loaded with natives and headed by
Chief Juan Thomas came alongside
“The chief, presenting ancient
Mexican credentials, assured us his
followers were all nice boys and had
no weapons except knives, which
were visible at their belts. Their
faces wore decorated in designs of
white bird lime.
“They returned to the shore on
our promise to land the next day
with plenty of gifts. All night the
beach echoed with their tom toms,
and they could be seen dancing
“Tales of cruelty credited to the
Seris have too much foundation to
“They were, until recently, be
lieved to be cannibals. They have
no agriculture, depending on fish
and turtles for food. They eat the
flesh uncooked. They are unspeak
ably filthy and perhaps the lowest
type of humans on the globe.
“We carried 'ashore many gifts.
While they lasted the Seris were
very friendly. When gifts failed,
they tried to pull coats off our backs.
The skipper, understanding their
Many infections have resulted
HARDEST JOB OF ALL 0
Years ago the slogan of business was, “Let the buyer
beware.” There were few exceptions. The general attitude
was that business was a battle of wits, cunning against
cunning, and that profit could only be made at someone else e
Traveling salesmen in those days were concerned only
with getting a buyer’s name on the dotted line. Once they
had his signature, he had to accept the shipment or get
That time is gone. For it’s now realized that a dissatisfied
customer doesn’t come back a second time. Business used to
exist mainly for the first order. Now it’s out for repeat or
ders—to build up a lasting patronage. And its policy accords
,ingly is based on giving full satisfaction. Concerns fre
quently accept a loss rather than displace a customer.
The Chesapeake & Ohio sends this slogan to its railroad
employes: “The customer is always right.” The idea i*
that a railroad sells service and that the. buyer of service is
entitled to the same courteous and satisfactory treatment
that he would get in a store. That’s correct.
The customer, of course, is NOT always right—not by a«
long shot. But the general attitude, that he is always rights
assures him of a square deal in cases where he is right and
the seller wrong.
The hardest job in the world is handling the public
selling goods or service. The average person is never quite
as unreasonable as when he is spending his money, partic
ularly for necessities. The industries that sell him his
amusement have him pretty well cowed.
The way a courteous and obliging clerk is imposed on and
backed at by some customers is enough to make the blood of
arty fair-minded person boil.
These human beings who sell us store goods, railroad
tickets and the like—let us keep in mind that they are hu
man, not*just business automatons, and that the sharp and
unreasonable word stings them as much as it would us.
The campaign for courtesy in handling the public is fine
enough. But it’s about time we had some campaigns for
courtesy by the public in its dealings with clerks and other
agents of business. Most modern business transactions are
mutually profitable. Both sides should be fair and kind.
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LETTER FROM SALLY ATHERTON
TO BEATRICE GRIMSHAW
Hope you can come early next
week for your visit, dear Bee. Les
lie called me up yesterday to tell me
that she was going to celebrate her
wedding anniversary the last of next
week, and wanted me to add my plea
to her’s that you would surely be
here for that interesting occasion.
Just why any one should want to
celebrate a wedding anniversary is
something I cannot fathom. Any
anniversary is bad enough, but a
wedding anniversary is the worst of
the bunch. I’d rather have a birth
day party, and Lord knows my birth
days have been shoved into the dis
card for quite a few years now.
You would laugh, Bee, if you could
see his RoyeJ Highness, John'Alden
Prescott, these days. He’s an entire
ly different man since his wife came
home. From his actions you would
think that he felt he had done some
terrible thing in inviting me out to
dinner a few times while his wife
was away. Since her return he has
gone away glumly every day to eat
his luncheon alone, and every time
he has passed me and said: “I’m go
ing to luncheon, Mrs. Atherton,”
he’s given me a queer little look out
of the tail of his eye as though he
were speculating as to whether I
had expected him to ask me to lunch
and was disappointed because he
didn’t do it.
I get enough of him during the
day when he is in this captious mood
without having to entertain him dur
ing the luncheon hour.
I went up to the house the other
night to call on Leslie, and there
seemed some sort? of constraint in
patois, advised us to escape, as the
natives were planning mischief.
While they were squabbling over
presents we got under way, having
already shot several thousand feet
“Angered natives pursued us in
quickly outdistanced canoes.
“On the way from Tiburon to
Quaymas, we. suffered for lack of
fresh water. The trip inland to
the Seris Springs' seemed too haz
ardous to risk.
“Three days from the time I was
surrounded by half-starved savages
I was again at my desk in Holly
Mrs. Chas. Kidd
Hears of Search
For Missing Son
Mrs. Charjep Kidd has received a
letter from her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. George Kidd, ; Seattle, declaring
that George Is doing everything
possible and has received the un
qualified assistanca of Seattle news
papers in the search .for a man sup
posed to be the witf torn “Harry
Kidd” who was said to have ealled
Kcently at the former home of rel
atives disclosing his identity and
The strange story ip true accord
ing to the letter received but Harry
Kidd if alive has again as mysteri
ously disappeared end cannot be
found. ‘ •
Harry L. Kidd' of ' Mandan was
listed as killed ip action by the gov
ernment a year afcflr local service
men in his company declare they saw
him killed., by a direct hit of an
enemy shell. His head was shot off,
However, recently, a man saying
he was Hefty Kidd, ahswering in
every detail to his with
a story of facing an operation for
removal of several bullets in his
body, end of having been in prison
camp, and’ showing every sign of
shellshock appeared in Seattle seek-;
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1924
By Albert Apple
her manner, not toward me, but to
ward her husband. I wonder if she
has anything on her mind?
While I was there Jtuth
came in. I don’t think you have ine<r
her. I was again struck by her clev
erness. She seems to be able to wind
Leslie around, her little finger, at
least Leslie has unbounded admira
tion for her business ability—a busi
ness ability which rather riles' friend
husband. It’s a wonder lfack n , Alden
Prescott has any use for me''in his
office, as from what he said the other
night I could see he thought no wo
man was capable of doing business
on a large scale.
Ruth Ellington has demonstrated
that she can do this, and with an in
vestment that. was nothing more
than a shoe stflng. She taxes a
strange delight in . informing Mr.
Prescott how her business is grow
I didn’t stay very long. Either
Leslie or Mr. Prescott is very inter
esting and amusing, taken alone, but
when Uiey ere together they are im
possible—at least for
I don’t think I care much* ’for lit
tle journeys to the homes of my wed
ded friends. I wonder if when you
marry Dick Summers, Bee, I’ll have
to cut you out of my friendship booll.
I hope not, for Lord knows there
too few names there already.
Come down, dear. I think I neVj
you, for I feel that I am getting
rather more cynical than usual. But
whatever else I may do, whatever
else I may think, I know that I love
you and I never have a cynical
thought where you are concerned.
(Copyright, 1924, NEA Service, Inc.),
ing relatives. His brother George, in
the real estate business and who had
leased the home of his uncle to the
tenants to whom Harry told his
story, was notified and has been
Although the mysteriously live
Harry appeared on June 16, George
Kidd did not advise his parents be
cause he did not wish to arouse false
hopes in his mother, but clippings
from a Seattle paper reached her
and telegrams were dispatched to
George Kidd recently. He answered
by telegraph that a letter “would
explain all” and the letter received
corroborated the statements in the
newspaper article and which was
published in full in the Pioneer
Tuesday, adding that the news
papers, Legion, service organizations
of all kinds, police, Salvation Army
and other bodies have united in the
search of Seattle for Harry Kidd.
DIES IN NEW MEXICO i
Death yesterday claimed Helm
Parkin Noakes at Albuquerque,
Mexicb, where she has been living
for the past four years in the hopes
of restoring her health. She had
contracted tuberculosis some four
years ago and although she recover
ed her health partially, had recently
suffered an abscess of the
which caused her death. She was ■
daughter of Mrs. Lucy Parkins w
Monday afternoon Mrs. Parkins T
received word of the serious condi- I
tion of her daughter and left that *
evening with her daughter, Mrs. \
Chas. Cooley for Albuquerque. Death,
however, claimed its victim before
they could reach Albuquerque.
i A Thought
Defend the poor and fatherless:
do Justice to the afflicted and
How wise, must be one to be al
ways kind.<—Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.
Naphthalene worked into the gar
den soil in the proportion °* one »
ounce to the square yard is a pro
tection against , destructive moth
larvae. „ .
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