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Supply and Demand for Wheat Create a Problem All Over World
Farmers Have Raised More
Than Can Be Used, But Many
Still Go Hungry
Next World Wheat Conference
Will Be Held in 1932, Prob
ably in Canada
London, April 21. (NEA) “Give
lis this day our daily bread.”
For 1,931 years this prayer has risen
from the lips of all Christian peoples.
And, in a lesser degree, from non-
Christian folk as well.
And the striking fact in the world
of the present hour is that tne busy
farmers of the grain-raising countries
of the world have raised so much
wheat that the supply exceeds the
demand, although in many places on
the globe thousands are hungry for
lack of just this daily bread The
wheat farmers of the United States,
Canada, Australia, India and the Ar
gentine cannot dispose of all their
supply. On the other hand, in a
country like England, wheat is down
40 per cent compared with pre-war
prices, while flour is 15 per cent above
those prices, and bread 25 per cent
Everywhere the wheat - producing
countries are vastly troubled by the
plight of their farmers and every
where some solution is being sought
Already three great international
conferences have been held and two
more of importance are on the sched
ule. There has been much eloquence,
much production of figures—but so
far nothing in the way of a solution
has been found.
Danubian Nations Confer
In the first place, some months ago
the Danubian wheat-raising countries
held a conference. It was stated that
the combined debts of the small grain
exporters of the Baltic states. Poland
Hungary and the Balkan countries
amounted to nearly a billion and a
half dollars. These countries lived
mainly by agriculture. Their confer
ence wound up by an appeal to the
other European countries to give
them preferential treatment .n their
purchase of grain.
Next, a European conference was
held at Paris under the indirect aus
pices of the League of Nations. It
really was part of the series of con
ferences started by Aristide Briand.
Foreign Minister of France, in his
scheme for a United States of Europe.
All European countries except Russia
were represented. , The plea of the
Danubian conference was listened to.
but it was at once objected that
preferential treatment could not bbe
given the Danubian countries, be
cause many of the European nations,
in their commercial treaties with the
world, had clauses for the most fa
vored nation. Thus, if Belgium had
such a clause in a treaty with the Ar
gentine, it could not bar Argentine
wheat for the benefit of Danubian
wheat. The conference wound up by
adopting some pious resolutions.
Next, a conference was held at
Rome under the auspices of the In
ternational Institute of Agriculture
an institution which grew out of the
money, the dreams and the life-long
work of an American, the late David
Lubin. This conference was far more
representative than the one in Paris,
because not only was Russia heavily
represented, but so were three of the
four countries which account for
about 90 per cent of the surplus
wheat now in the market—Canada,
Australia and the Argentine. The
United States had an observer. As
was caustically said—" The American
attended, but did not pay for his
Limited Production Urged
The Rome conference immediately
showed the enormous diffculties to be
encountered in seeking a remedy for
a world situation. The French thesis
was stated by M. Masse, who said that
dumping and similar evils could only
be solved by limiting wheat produc
tion, beginning by stabilizing it in
the great producing countries. He
was immediately put in his place
when other delegates pointed out the
insuperable difficulties of getting
wheat countries to agree on a fixed
program. Each would want the max
imum allotment of acreage for its
own country.
M. Perez, representing the Argen
tine, said one of the great troubles
was that Russia was dumping in the
world market wheat at a price lower
than the cost of production, owing to
its system of forced labor. Professor
Kritzman, chief of the Bolshevik
delegation, at once took up this chal
lenge. He denied that there was
forced labor on Russian wheat farms.
He said wheat was suffering from a
general world crisis. Coffee, sugar
cotton, rubber were all in a bad way
and nobody could say Russia was
producing and dumping those prod
ucts. Actually. Russia was exporting
only about 50 per cent of what it did
before the World War and only about
one-tenth of its actual present crop
Russia could not limit its production
in view of its rapidly growing popula
tion and also in view of the fact that
by the sale of its wheat it secured the
industrial products that it needed
from other countries.
Figures Reveal Situation
Louis Dop, vice president of the In
ternational Institute of Agriculture,
gave the conference some actual fig
ures. He said the needs of the wheat
importing countries of Europe were
some 100.000.000 quintals. The Danu
bian countries could supply 0 per cent
While broad acreages like these in the Sacramento Valley (above) and the Missouri Valleg (below) gorge the
world’s markets with wheat, statesmen of many countries ponder the increasingly difficult problem of surplus
production. Howard Ferguson (upper left), Canada's High Commissioner to Great Britain, has sponsored a con
ference of wheat-producing countries, to be held in London In May in an effort to obtain regulation of the wheat
market and exports.
of this. Added to this, what Russia !
could spare for sale would maze a to- !
tal of 25 per cent of the needs, there I
remaining 75 per cent to be divided
between the United States, Canada
and Australia. The obvious :dca of
presenting these figures was that the
great wheat- producing countries:
should reduce their acreage and pro
duction accordingly. Russia, Argen
tine, Canada and Australia tnrough
their delegates said this would be im- I
But one big thing did come out of
the conference, sponsored by Howard.
Ferguson, head of the Canadian dele
gation. It was agreed that a confer
ence of the wheat-exporting countries
should be held in London on May 18
to try to reach an agreement for the
regulation of the wheat market and
wheat exports. The conference will
be held under the chairmanship of
Ferguson, who is the Canadain High ,
Commissioner to Great Britain. The
goal aimed at will be some sort of
world wheat pool, participated in by
the United States, Canada, Australia,
Argentine and Russia. The main
points of the agenda will be based
upon five proposals by the Hungarian
delegation to the Rome meeting:
1— That each exporting country
create a body of experts to control |
1 all wheat exports.
2 That annual estimates of re
quirements be reported to extort
ing countries.
3 That there shall be an inter
national commission to apportion
quotas for each exporting '.cun
4 Exporting countries to agree
to prevent any increase in wheat
5 Superfluous grain shall be
used as fodder.
May Confer in Canada
The London conference will carry
its decisions—whatever they may be—
to the next world wheat congress to
be held in 1932 and in all probability
in Canada.
The wheat question, among other
agricultural problems, will a’so be
tackled in still another conference to
begin June 5 at Prague in Czechoslo
vakia, when the 15th International
Congress of Agriculture will hold its
sessions. Ninety-two agricultural as
sociations, representing 27 countries,
will have delegates there.
Fargo, N. D., April 21.—(/P) —L. L.
Hanson, Cottonwood, Minn., found
guilty in Cass county district court
on a charge of non-support of his
wife, was sentenced to two years in
the state prison by Judge A. T. Coie.
Sentence will be deferred on condi
tion that Hanson support his wife.
Wheat Problem Becomes World Wide
—A Series Explaining the Contract Bridge System—
Secretary American Bridge League
In our preceding articles we have
! explained the pitch count for valuing
no trump hands.
When this system is employed, it
will be found that three points will
average to take a trick. Of course
you will note that a combined count
of 24 generally produces game and
while we say that three ponts will
average to take a trick, then a count
of 24 should produce only eight tricks
but our readers must remember that
they are entitled always to count one
i trick for the play of the hand up to
and including a game going declara
tion. In other words, if there are five
probable tricks in your hand and
three in partner’s—that is eight prob
able tricks which will, in the larger
percentage of cases, produce nine
It has often been stated that a
dummy without a trick is at least two
tricks worse off than a dummy with
a possible in-card. The in-card will
take a trick and will then allow the
declarer to take a finesse which may
assist him to establish his suit before
opposition gets theirs established.
The count system of valuing no
trumps is perhaps the most popular
system in the country today. While
it is used entirely for valuing hands
for no trump bidding in the quanti
tative showing of tricks, our readers
must not attempt to use the count
system in valuing hands for suit bids
which naturally are played under
totally different conditiops.
Suit Bids
When the quantitative showing of
tricks system is being used, original
suit bids should convey the following
information to follower:
1— That your hand contains a cer
tain number of probable tricks if the
hand is played at the suit declaration
you name.
2 That your hand contains a cer-
A 10 per cent tax will be levied on
all race track bets In Australia this
year. It is estimated that the meas
ure will net $10,000,000 a year to the
Grand f orks, N. D., April 21.—(/P)
The Grand FOrks city commission
will be presented Wednesday with a
request by the board of education for
a special bonding election May 12
tain number of high cards or quick
The most important of the two re
quirements for original suit bids are
the quick tricks. This information is
absolutely necessary to your partner
in case he wishes to bid another suit
and can therefore count on these
high cards to assist his hand, or in
case partner wishes to make a busi
ness double. He will then know that
your hand can be counted on tor take
a certain number of tricks against the
Another Important reason is that
supposing the opponents play the
hand at no trump, he can feel rea
sonably sure that there is a possibility
of quickly establishing the suit that
you originally bid. or he can make an
advantageous lead against a suit dec
Card valuation is always a matter
of common sense and naturally the
value of your hand will increase or
decrease depending upon the bids of
your opponents.
When you open with a suit declara
tion of one, you contract to take
seven tricks, but it is not expected
that you take all of these tricks your
self. Your hand is supposed to fur
nish only four or five of the tricks
contracted for. Supposing that your
hand is likely to take four tricks. This
will give you four probable tricks.
There are nine tricks left to be dis
tributed in the other three hands.
With a normal distribution, your
partner will hold three of these and if
he holds three tricks and normal sup
port in your trump, he is entitled to
give you one raise as there Is one
trick allowed for the play of the hand.
Quick tricks are high cards that
can be depended upon to take a trick
the first or second round. Probable
tricks are long cards that can be
counted on to take tricks.
(Copyright, I*3l, NEA Service, Inc.)
for a new junior high school build
ing. The plea will be made as a re
sult of action taken Monday night at
a board meeting. The total of the
proposed bond issue is $200,000. The
new building would be ready for oc
cupany by Feb. 1, 1932, and work
would begin this summer.
A Woodville, S. C., bank which
closed its doors in January has been
liquidated and depositors received 100
per cent.
By Williams
Editor’s Note.—The Tribune welcomes letters On subjects of Interest.
Letters dealina with controversial religious subjects, which attack indi
viduals unfairly, or which offend good taste and fair play will be
returned to the writers. All letters MUST be signed. If you wish to use
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We will reapect such requests. We reserve the right to delete such parts
of letters as may bs neoassary to conform to this policy.
Bismarck, N. D„ April 20, 1931.
Editor, Tribune:
Thinking the following article may
be of Interest to your readers I ask
that you kindly give it space In your
valuable paper.
In submitting this exceedingly in
teresting and instructive write-up for
your consideration, I feel prompted to
offer the following commentary:
We are living in the machine age
with its attendant problems of mass
production; chains and mergers of
huge corporations are the order of
the day, all for the purpose of gain
ing supremacy over competitors. The
public is suspicious and coy of mon
opoly. On the other hand, when the
people demand state ownership in
preference to private monopoly, some
one will cry “Socialism, Communism!”
This is the burning question con
lrontfng our people today. Shall it
be private monopoly or shall certain
public utilities and all natural re
sources be operated and owned by the
governments? Mr. Mason’s article
gives the answer, as do the state own
ed enterprises in North Dakota. Truly
as President Hecht says, “It is all a
matter of education.”
The article follows: •
Great state owned enterprises
operating successfully in New
Orleans. Some facta concerning
Louisiana’s activities closely
paralleling those of North Dako
* * *
“Equal Opportunities to All; Special
Privileges to None,” in a nutshell
summarises the plans, purposes and
!>olicles of the Board of Commission
ers of the Port of New Orleans,
charged with the responsibility of ad
ministering the affairs of public
property valued at $100,000,000.00.
Historical Background
It was away back in 1896, in the
days of “Gold Standard and Free Sil
ver’* that the legislature of the Com
monwealth of Louisiana created a
commission of five to handle the
business of the Port. The law read:
“They shall be empowered to and it
shall be their duty to take care of and
administer the public wharves of the
Port of New Orleans, to construct
ndw wharves where necessary and to
erect sheds thereon, etc/’ Numerous
acts, greatly Increasing their powers,
were subsequently passed. In 1910 a
constitutional amendment was pro
posed authorizing the Port Commis
sion to erect and operate warehouses
and other structures necessary to the.
commerce of the Port of New Or
leans, and granting the authority as
continuing, so that the erecting of
the first warehouses did not exhaust
their power. The amendment became
u part of the State Constitution in
1913. Upon the expiration of then
existing leases the board commenced
active administration of the Public
Wharf System in May, 1914. Con
struction of the Public Cotton Ware
house commenced in January, 1915,
and the plant started operations
August l of the same year.
Public Grain Elevator
Construction of the great Public
Grain Elevator was undertaken Aug
ust 1, 1915, and the plant was form
ally opened February 1, 1917, exactly
29 days after , the launching of the
Nonpartisan League administration
on a similar program in North Dako
ta. It is this enterprise with which
we are particularly concerned. Situ
ated at the apex of the great bend of
the mightly Mississippi forming the
contour of the "Crescent City" the
gigantic terminal occupies a com
manding position in what local boost
ers call “America's Most Interesting
City." This elevator has a storage
capacity of 2,622,000 bushels, and is a
facility open to railroads and shippers
on equal terms to all. The plant is
served by a wharf 2100 feet long, of
fering five berths for shipping—one
for the discharge of barges or ocean
vessels at the marine leg, one for
loading at the mechanical sacking
plant and three for loading under the
spouts. Unloading capacity of ele
vator is 200,000 bushels a day from
railroad cars, and 80,000 a day from
barges or steamships. Loading Into
ships or barges is performed at the
late of 100,000 bushels an hour. En
tering the elevator, v which is of re
inforced concrete and absolutely fire
proof and free from accumulations of
dU6t, one is impressed with the neat
ness and order everywhere. The very
basement is high, light and airy.
Safety devices of most modern type
prevail throughout the building. All
weighing is done by licensed weighers
and warehouse receipts, based on
these weights are Issued. Grain is
inspected both upon receipt and de
A specific charge per bushel is
made for each operation on grain
handled, and a complete system of ac
counting checks up on these charges
in relation to wages and other oper
ating costs, and should they fall to
reconcile investigation is at once
started to learn why.
Superintendent Clarence Sears,
formerly of Saint Louis, is authority
for the statement that the elevator
has paid every year but one since it
started operating,—that interest
charges have been met and bonds are
being retired. All such items as in
surance, depreciation, workmen's
compensation liability, general and
local supervision, are charged up
against the operating cost of this and
each of the other industries under
the Dock Board’s supervision. The
entire port properties have been ac
quired without taxation or public ap
propriation of any character.
The Stnyvesant Elevators
In addition to this monster eleva
tor, which has received from eight to
forty-two millions of grain per year
sldce its beginning, the Board also
leases from the Illinois Central Rail
way and operates two other export
elevators of 1,000,000 and 1,500,000
bushels capacity respectively.
It is a pleasure to record that a re
cent survey by a prominent independ
ent mechanical engineer lauds the ef
ficiency of the {dan and personnel
UUpughout. The very landscape
catches the eye ami grips the atten
tion. Green grass and flowers are
on every hand, while two baseball
diamond*..and a tennis court afford
' ' " ;\ /
recreation after hours for the em
ployes, of which there were about
sixty In the main plant In this slack
season. The bulk of the grain comes
down from as far north as Kansas.
After qll perhaps an elevator is not
so complicated, for, as the foreman
said,'it was mostly bins, belts, legs
and spouts. The writer acknowledges
indebtedness to Mr. Carl Giessow,
executive general agent of the Board,
Superintendent Sears and Foreman
Cerise for the opportunity to Inspect
this wonderful plant and for the re
ceipt of needful data.
Public Cotton Warehouse
The Public Cotton Warehouse, built
at a cost of over $6,000,000 and offer
ing 33 acres of covered warehouse
space, just adjoining the grain eleva
tor grounds, is the largest cotton
warehouse In the United States. Stor
age capacity is in excess of 400,000
high density bales, with concrete fire
walls dividing each section, and there
are gigantic compresses that reduce
the original bales to less than half
their former size for shipping. Like
the elevator all machinery is elec-'
trically operated. As many as 8,000
negotiable single bail warehouse re
ceipts are issued daily in the busy
Coal Tipple
The Public Coal and Bulk Commod
ity Handling Plant also adjoins the
elevator property and has a storage
capacity of 25,000 tons. Its hourly
loading rate Into vessels is 400 tons.
While primarily designed for coal,
much ore, sulphur, sand, gravel and
stone are handled.
The Dock Department during the
year ending August 31, 1930, reports
more than 15,000 vessels arriving at
the Port of New Orleans. The ba
nana conveyors unloaded 20,287,203
bunches of bananas and 29,048 of
plantain from- 729 vessels. 64 ship
loads of coffee brought the equivalent
of every third cup of coffee drunk in
the United States. That terminal
alone, newly completed, cost $2,000,-
000.00. There is also a vegetable un
loading plant. Besides the original
facilities there have been constructed
by the Board seven miles of modem
wharves and six miles of steel transit
sheds. These facilities are open on
equal terms to all and are reached by
the services of ten trunk railroad
lines which enter the port and have
access principally through the New
Orleans Public Belt Line Railroad, a
municipal body which operates in
close cooperation with the Port Com
mission. The present port limits un
der the jurisdiction of the Board in
clude a river frontage of 41.4 miles
and an industrial canal frontage of
11 miles, leading to Lake Pontchar
train. On this canal is a lock to al
low for an approximately 15 foot drop
from the river to the lake. Sites are
leased for factor, or other Industrial
purposes. A great fire-tug. The
Deluge, protects the dock properties
of the commission. There Is also
leased from the United States Gov
ernment one of three Army Supply
Base buildings ’and from sub-leases a
comfortable margin Is obtained, and
also has an option on the other bases
when available.
Insurance Department
The Insurance Department of the
Dock Board has accumulated a fund
of $1,274,916.21 and last year’s profits
exceeded $100,900.00. The Workmen’s
Compensation fund is approximately
Financial Totals
The total gain as result of the oper
ation of utilities for 1929 amounted to
$87,415.70 and for 1930 to $86,164.27.
Total assets of the Board without
reference to the lands occupied are
$55,624,313.17. Its surplus is $6,362,-
What Other Ports Are Doing
Public ownership and operation of
docks Is not new under the sun. In
various forms the custom exists in
many of the world’s largest ports in
England, Germany and France.
Deputy Head Tibbitts of the Mar
ine and Fisheries Department of the
Dominion or Canada said:
“My observation in an experience
of over a decade as an officer of the
Canadian government supervising
the affairs of its Harbor Commission
has convinced me beyond question
that public ownership and operation
of port areas and facilities *ls the
most successful assurance of their
proper development in the public In
terest and I look on the conservation
of harbor waters and frontage to the
public use as the most sacred duty
of the country’s legislators.”
Mr. W. 8. Lincoln, president of the
Port of Seattle, said:
“The water front of a great seaport
is a priceless possession in the hands
of those who control it. Such pos
session enables Its proprietors to levy
tribute on every pound and item of
outgoing and incoming commerce,
moving to and from every comer of
the world; hence the aggressive and
ever insistent effort on the part of
transportation companies and other
profit-seeking corporations and inter
ests to secure control of this valuable
property.’ 4 ’
• Louisiana
Louisiana Is so far from North Da
kota we are apt to overlook its pro
gressive features. Even in the days
of the lottery the act of a noble offi
cial is recalled. Governor Nicholls
while vetoing in 1890 the proposed
constitutional amendment extending
the State Lottery Charter took occa
sion to say:
“At no time and under no circum
stances will I permit one of my hands
to aid in degrading what the other
was lost in seeking to uphold,—the
Honpr of my-Native State.”
Attitude of Officials
“But,” you ask. “What has been
the attitude of those charged with
the duty of administering these util
President R. S. Hecht, speaking in
1925, for the full commission, said:
“There have now been ten presi
dents of this Port Commission, and
as you well know, they have belonged
to various political factions, and suc
ceeding officials frequently differed
with tiielr prcaecessors on miny sub
jects. But if someone would under
take to get every ex-presldent of this
Board into a meeting—and it is
gratifying to be able to state that
nine of the ten are alive and could
respond to such a call—there would
be at least one subject on which they
could unanimously agree, and that is
that the underlying principle of pub
lio ownership and public control gov
erning our port administration is as
sound and right today as ever, and
should not be changed.”
Attitude of the Public
“And,” a prominent official of the
Commission was asked, “What is the
public re-action?”
“Fine,” he said, “It’s all a matter
of education. It always pays to take
the people Into your confidence on
public business.”—Respectfully sub
of Insurance.
Bismarck, April 20.1931.
Editor, Tribune:
In a recent issue of the Junior Col
lege Journal there is an article en
titled “Development of the Junior
College In Iowa" by Clara Wallace.
This article presents significant evi
dence concerning the growth and
status of the junior college in lowa.
It reveals that there are 28 junior
colleges in lowa. The largest of these
enrolls 138 students, and the smallest
enrolls 14 students. The median en
rollment is 47.5.
Eight of the high schools in the
systems of which these junior colleges
are a part enrpll less than three hun
dred pupils, and twenty enroll less
than five hundred pupils.
Seven of the junior colleges are lo
cated in cities of three thousand or
less, and thirteen in cities of more
than three thousand but less than six
thousand. The rest are distributed
among cities ranging from six thou
sand up to between twenty-fou” thou
sand and twenty-seven thousand.
The writer makes the point that
many of these Junior colleges are too
small and are located in cities of In
sufficient size to properly support
them. But as many of them are of
relatively recent establishment, they
will probably grow to become stable
units.. “The junior college,” the ar
ticle says, “is destined to affect pro
foundly the organization of education
In this country."
I hope that some of this informa
tion is of interest to Bismarck people.
Grand Forks, N. D., April 21.—(/P)
Less than 150 votes were cast in the
Grand Forks school election and P.
M. Onstad. Charles Johnson, W. G.
Bek and C. M. Sorbo were reelected.
None of the candidates had opposi
tion which accounted for the small
ness of the vote.
Sioux Falls, S. D„ April 21.—(/P)
W. A. Coombs, proprietor of a lunch
room, confessed, police said, that he
was the hit-and-run driver sought in
connection with the death of Rose
Habeger, 33-year-old saleswoman.
Coombs said he thought it was a
minor accident so he did not stop.
Practice Monday Night for
Parts in Gigantic Presenta
tion Next June
More than 50 members cl the
Young People’s Luther League from
the Missouri Slope area gathered at
the Trinity Lutheran church In Bis
marck Monday night for a song ses -
sion under the direction of Rev. Alvin
A. Snesrud, Chicago.
The singing was in the nature of a.
rehearsal for a gigantic choral enter
prise which will reach fruition at
Chicago June 17 to 21 at the sixth in
ternational convention of the league.
At that time 3,000 men will sing in a
male chorus to be recruited from
throughout the country.
Rev. Snesrud, an organiser for the
League, has been touring this part of
the country, giving North Dakota
singers instruction in the songs to be
presented at Chicago in order that
they may be properly prepared to do
their part in making the great en
semble a success.
More than 1,000 children will serve
as an accompaniment to ths male
chorus at the convention, Rev. Snes
rud said. F. Melius Christiansen, di
rector of the St. Olaf choir, will di
rect the singers and will be assisted
by Rev. Snesrud.
The meeting of the delegates Mon
day nigHt was in charge of Rev. Opie
S. Ringdahl. He was assisted by Rev.
R. A. Oefstedal, of Valley City, who is
touring the state with Rev. Snesrud
Practice of the delegates Monday
consisted solely of sacred hymns.
Numbers sung by the group were:
“Nature’s Praise of God," Beethoven;
“Prayer of Thanksgiving," Kremeer;
“Easter Song,” Fehrmann; "Christ
mas Cradle Song," George Schu
mann; and “O, Bread of My LUe,” "O,
Sacred Head," and the "Reformation
Cantata," by Christianson.
Following the choral practice the
delegates were served with refresh
ments by the Trinity Lutheran La
dies’ Aid. Mrs. Steffen and Mrs. A.
M. Omdahl were in charge of the
lunch. (
Rev. Snesrud has been £uest con
ductor In Minot, Leeds, Mayville,
Grand Forks, Fargo and Hillsboro
during the last week. He arrived
here from Minot Monday night Just
in time to direct the choral practice.
Delegates who attended the meet
ing are: Mrs. O. E. Johnson, Mrs.
J. A. Hyland, Mrs. O. C. Elbngaon.
Mrs. T. G. Plomasen, Mrs. I. A. Acker.
Mrs. S. W. Arman, Miss Josle A.
Grinde, Mrs. C. Gunness, Miss Mar
garets Crayche, Miss Rachel Johnson,
Mrs. A. N. Elllngson. Miss Jeanette
Myhre, Miss Edna Martinson, Mrs.
Clifford Johnson, Miss Irene Lam
bertus. Miss Mildred I. Hoff Miss
Mathilda Welo, Miss Clara Trom and
Miss Dagny Aslakson, all of Bis
marck; Mrs. O, O. Andvtk, Miss Jose
phine Edmundson, Mrs. D. E. Korr,
Miss Lorraine Estertey, Miss Norma
Peterson, Miss Viola Rotnim all of
Mandan; Mrs. G. H. Plamann, Miss
Edna Eggers, Miss Irene Lunde, Miss
Aliva Tanberg, Miss Esther Uecker,
and Miss Lydia Luhman, all of Dick
inson; E. N. Hedahl, Myron H. An
derson, A. N. Elllngson, Walter Ulmer,
O. C. Elllngson, O. E. Johnson, Waldo
L. Ellickson, Rev. Opie RindahL all of
Bismarck; C. J. Fyillng, E. Leppart,
Harold C. Leppart, Arnold laraon,
Earl Johnson, Clifford H. Fylling, O.
O. Andvik, all of Mandan; and G. H.
Plamann, Dale Deroun, Walter Eggers.
Henry Skatvold and Ralph Luhman
all of Dickinson.
Fargo, N. D., April 21.—(/P)—Seven
of nine persons held in connection
with an alleged drinking party Sun
day during which two men were
severely wounded were being held In
default of SI,OOO bond each by Judge
Paul Paulson.
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One of the seven hills upon which
Cincinnati is built is being levelled to
make room for the new $42,000,000
railroad terminal.
You are hereby notified that the
Western Mutual Life Insurance Com-
Sany of Fargo, North Dakota, and the
[idwoat Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany of Fargo, North Dakota, both
being corporations organised under
the Taws of the State of North Da
kota, engaged in the life insurance
business under the laws of such State,
have filed with the Commissioner of
Insurance of the State of North Da
kota, a petition praying for an order
to be issued by the Commissioner as
provided for under the provisions of
Section 4891, Compiled Laws of North
Dakota for 1918, authorising the con
solidation of said Western Mutual
Life Insurance Company with and
transfer of all of the assets of said
Western Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany to the said Midwsat Mutual Life
Insurance Company and the said
Western Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany and the said Midwest Mutual Life
Insurance Company have presented to
the Commissioner of Insurance of the
State of North Dakota a contract set
ting forth the terms and conditions of
suon proposed consolidation and pro
viding for reinsurance by the said
Midwest Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany of the life insurance policies is
sued by the said Western Mutual Life
Insurance Company, and
Providing further that upon the ap
proval of said merger the name of the
Midwest Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany shall be changed to Western Mu
tual Life Insurance Company and the
consolidated companies shall thence
forth operate under the name of the
Western Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany and '
You are further notified that the
4th day of May, 1981. at 10 o'clock a.
m. at the pfflce of the Commissioner
of Insurance of the State of North Da
kota, In the city of Bismarck, Stats
of North Dakota, has bssn fixed as
the time and place for the hearing of
said petition before a commission con
sisting of the Governor of the State
of North Dakota, (or In the event of
hia inability to act, some competent
person resident of the State to be ap
pointed by tbe Governor), the Attor
ney General and the Commissioner of
Insurance of the State of North Da
kota, and you are further notified
that any policyholder of the said
Western Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany and the said Midwest Mutual
Life Insurance Company may appear
before said Commission at the time
and place designated and be heard
with reference to such consolidation
or reinsurance.
’ Commissioner of Insurance.
Dated thla 7th day of April, 1981.
One black horse weighing about 800
lbs., one brown mare weighing about
600 lbs. Owner may have samp by
paying costs and proving property.
Phone 998 J. Bud Cook, 928 Avo. C.

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