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An Even 100 Pure-Bred Sires
' Bring Good Prices at
Slope Event
Dickinson, N. D., May 22.—'The
lirst annual sale of pure-bred sires
held here Wednesday by the Mis
souri Slope Livestock association
brought together one of the largest
crowds ever assembled for a similar
event in western North Dakota, and
foreshadows what may be expected in
the future when the organized live
stock industry gets under full swing
in the Missouri Slope country.
An even 100 bulls were sold, all
Herefords and Shorthorns. The cus
tomers paid spot cash and the prices
ranged fairly high. The highest
priced animal, a Hereford, went to a
Glasgow, Montana, breeder, who has
a herd of 700 pure-bred Herefords
and grades. The price paid was $285.
This prize animal was from the herd
of Steve Schnell of Richardton, whose
consignment of 12 bulls was believed
to be the best at the sale. The aver
age price of all the animals sold was
$173.30 a head.
The highest priced Shorthorn bull
went to Stagelly Bros, of Sanger.
A curious fact in connection with
the sale was that established stock
breeders and farmers came to the
sale with money in their pockets,
eager to pay reasonable prices for
good animals. The grain farmers
were there in large numbers, eager
to buy. but they didn’t have the
money, and had to be content with
the poorer animals, or go away emp
Twenty-five stock breeders and
farmers of the Slope and members of
the association brought consignments
of animals to the sale. The wide
spread interest in the event was in
dicated by the fact that prospective
purchasers came from all sections of
the Missouri Slope, from South Da
kota and from eastern Montana.
Roy Schnell of Dickinson officiated
as auctioneer and C. V. Turner of
Glasgow. Montana, as sales manager.
They expressed themselves as im
mensely pleased, with the outcome.
“It was the snappies event of its kind
in 1931,” Schnell said.
The members of the association
may decide to hold another sale this
fall. Schnell stated.
Farrell Attacks Steel
Heads for Wage Cut
(Continued frorr page one)
fording only threo-day-a-week em
“I am not going to give the names
of all the companies represented in
this room that have cut wages, be
cause I don't want to embarrafsS you,
but I think it’s a pretty cheap sort of
Contrasts With Schwab
Mr. Farrell’s remarks were in mark
ed contrast to those ’of Charles M.
Schwab, chairman of the Bethlehem
Steel corporation and president of the
institute, who presided and who said
“we have had a stabilized wage rate
since 1923.” He expressed the opinion
that the period of liquidation is
“about over.”
In a normal year, he said, the ton
nage necessary to supply mainten
ance, replacement and general needs
Is about 51.000.000 tons, and for the
first half of 1931 the rate is approxi
mately 30,000.000 tons.
“Wc have been rationing out steel
this year on a starvation diet,” he
added. “Before many months elapse
that situation will be remedied. This
conduct cannot subsist for long on
a 30.000,000-ton basis.”
Both Mr. Schwab and James A.
Farrell, president of United States
Steel corporation, discussed the unfa
vorable price level prevailing. Mr.
Farrell said most steel companies
would not earn their preferred divi
dends if the situation continued.
‘We are wasting millions of tons
of raw material and getting no re
turn,” he asserted. He thought the
industry should “take the risk of
closing down” rather than continue
to waste materials.
“We arc no longer selling steel, but
are accepting the prices the consum
ers are willing to pay,” he said. “We
have to set up resistance against this
move on the part of' the buyer to
ruin our business. You can’t blame
this price cutting on the salesmen. It
is the big chiefs in the organization
who are doing the cutting. You have
to blame the ‘comrades’ and they
are sitting here in the front row. It
is not honest for us to sell our steel
below cost and knock something from
our dividend and reduce wages.
Says Practice Must Stop
“I don’t see any hope of better
prices until the presidents of the
companies stop the present diabolical
“Taking into account our capacity
167,000,000 tons) we ought to be thriv
ing on 50 per cent operation. • * *
I think we are not doing a good job
and unless we do a better job some
thing is going to happen.”
Mr. Farrell referred to discussions
on the “interference of the tariff
walls’’ and added that “the stones
for that wall have not even been
quarried as yet.”
Schwab told the institute there was
reason to believe liquidation was
about over.
“There has been so much talk about
the future that we have lost sight of
the extent to which the deflation has
gone,” he said, pointing to the long
decline in commodity, security, whole
sale and retail prices.
“There are many signs of stirring
in our economic life. The very fact
that we have faced this situation and
adjusted ourselves to it is a prelim
inary to the better times, to the fa
vorable upward reaction. We want to
keep pulling for the shore. We must
not lose headway by resting on our
oars, but we can be cheered by the
knowledge that the tide is coming in.”
Lack of Fear Encouraging
One of the most encouraging facta,
lie said, was that the country had met
this depression “with much fear,
less distress and with much more or
ganized intelligence than in any pre
vious period of hard times.”
“I am unable to predict that any
particular circumstances is going ,to
bring about the return to good busi
ness. In fact, I believe that specific
causes are often over-emphasized.
After a period of undue deflation we
are ready for normal business again,
and that return is manifested in a
number of ways, some of which catch
the public attention and come to be
considered as the major cause.
“Possibly air transportation, per
haps electrification, possibly some
unforeseen industry will be the thing
to which people will point as the
cause of better times. It is not espe
cially Important what will be the spe
cific symptoms of the renewed
healthy condition. The main interest
will be the fact of the recovery/*
The steel industry, which has main
tained its wage scale although work
ing hours have been shortened, is op
erating at the rate of about 30,000.000
tons in the first half of. 1031, Mr.
Schwab said. This is less than half
of total capacity of 67,000,000 tons,
“but a good deal more than bO per
cent of a normal operating basis.”
Predictions Were Wrong
“There may be some further slow
ing down during trie summer, as has
been the case in former years, but we
have been holding up better than
many have predicted.
“This figure of 30,000,000 tons rep
resents a drastic liquidation cf pro
duction. There are no inventories.
Any steel ordered today has to be
rolled. The longer we continue to
this 30,000,000-ton basis the sooner
must we come to a catching up with
unsupplied needs.”
Maintenance requirements under
normal conditions, Mr. Schwab point
ed out, are 51,000,000 tons of steel an
nually in this country, and the reason
for the present slump below this level
Is because practically all lines of busi
ness are over-liquidated.
Stock market securities. In Mr.
Schwab’s opinion, have “by and large”
been “much over-liquidated.”
“I am aware that statements of this
sort are often greeted the following
day by a movement in the downward
direction. The activities of profes
sional traders cannot be predicted
from day to day as many people in
the United States now realize, but
economic law has its way eventually.
The security prices today are based
;n part on depleted dividends and
earnings, but are further over-liqui
dated by an unreasoning fear of the
Blames Fear of Cuts
Fear of wage cuts is one of the cur
rent difficulties, and instability of
prices is another, in Mr. Schwab’s
c-plnion. Labor costs In the steel in
oustry, he asserted, had been liquidat
ed “without taking It out of the wage'
rate of the mill employe.”
“Preservation of this wage rate,
the protection of the worker’s pay
ioll, is a primary obligation of our
business. All policies, of course, de
pend ultimately on the balance sheet.
No man can guarantee the future of
markets, wages, earnings or other fac
tors affecting income. But I do say
that we have every intention of main
taining this stable wage rate which
has been so great an asset In our bus
iness our men have stuck by
us through thick and thin, and we are
going to stick by them.”
But losses through part-time em
ployment in the steel industries Mr.
Schwab said, have been offset at least
partially by a lower cost of living.
“That I believe to be a very strong
note of Improvement in the general
situation,” he added.
Prices, Mr. Schwab said, cannot be
iowered to the point where they do
not cover a fair return to capital and
labor above the cost of plant and ma
“A great excess over that amount
;s destructive to trade, and a decline
under that amount is even more
harmful. We are emerging from the
decline. In December we were play
ing the role of Santa Claus, but now
we are getting back on a business
The comment of Schwab upon the
remarks of Farrell was:
“I really discover no difference be
tween my views and Mr. Farrell's, and
J heartily endorse all he said.”
U. S. Is Charged With
Hypocrisy by Soviet
(Continued from page one)
which practically equals this year’s
crop in the United States.”
London, May 22.—(AT —The world
wheat conference was forced to post
pone Friday’s plenary session until
Saturday due to the inability of its
sub-committee to complete work on
the proposals for solution of the in
ternational grain crisis.
While no official word was per
mitted from the committee rooms,
the general impression was that the
committee was deadlocked on the di
vergent plans suggested by Russia
and the United States.
The postponement emphasizes the
diversity of opinion regarding export
quotas and how they shall be calcu
Russia's proposals were based on
pre-war figures as a starting point
in fixing the scale for new quotas.
The American delegation opposes
such a plan and the Russian insist
ence upon the pre-war basis is said
to have found little support from the
Argentine, Canadian and Australian
M. W. Thatcher, St. Paul, Minn.,
of the Farmers’ National Grain cor
poration, was to sit in the plenary
session as an accredited delegate of
the United States. He has been act
ing in an advisory capacity, but the
conference decided he should come
in as a delegate.
Official announcements continued
to speak of a spirit “of optimism and
cooperation among the conferees,”
but observers on the outside are
wondering what is causing the pro
longed committee discussions.
The delegations thought the sup
porters of each plan would give
ground, but, in view of the deter
mined stand by Samuel R. McKelvie,
head of the American delegation, it
is now regarded as virtually impossi
ble to induce the Americans to re
treat from their position.
At the outset it was hoped an
agreement might be reached before
Sunday, but now that appears high
ly improbable and it is expected the
sessions will continue into next week.
In some quarters there is an im
pression that the conference will
reach some kind of agreement if it
is only to appoint the head of each
delegation on a permanent commit
tee for continuing the discussions.
Some of the conferees, however,
were Anything but optimistic, believ
ing Saturday's session may be the last.
Howard Ferguson, the chairman,
said he still was hopeful but that his
experience in other conferences had
taught him the impossibility of mak
ing accurate predictions. Mr. Mc-
Kelvie was non-committal and Mr.
Thacher declined to be quoted.
London, May 22.—<jP)—The best
salesman of Britain should be more
popular than ever under the southern
cross. In the course of a business
pep speech prompted by his recent
tour, the Prince of Wales said: “I
found no changes whatever in the
ladies of the Argentine. They were
as beautiful as ever.”
Former Official
Faces Charge of
Killing Two Men
(Continued from page 1)
attacked in the magazine, “Critic of
Critics," of which Spencer was man
aging editor and Crawford a patron.
The magazine had named Guy Mc-
Afee, wealthy former policeman and
gambling dictator, as the “A 1 Capone
of Los Angeles.” McAfee, police said,
established that he was not near the
scene of the killing.
Clark Refuses To Talk
To all questions as to whether he
committed the murders, or was in
Crawford’s office, Clark refused to
Fitts said Lucille Fisher, steno
grapher, and Ray Radke, Crawford’s
secretary, positively identified Clark
as the man who was in conference
with Crawford and Spencer.
Clark, a boyish-looking lawyer, Just
before his resignation in February
after eight years of service in the dis
trict attorney’s office, prosecuted
grand theft charges on which Daisy
Dcßoe, former secretary of Clara Bow,
film star, was convicted and sentenc
ed to 18 months in Jail. He is a
graduate of the University of South
ern California and the U. 8. Naval
The Rev. Gustav Briegleb, Friday
denied published reports that he heard
Crawford, before his death in a hos
pital, gasp the name “Dave” when
asked about the killer’s identity.
B. P. W. Delegates
Hear Address by
New York Woman
(Continued from page one)
the University of Michigan and have
initiated a second research project
concerning the age factor in the em
ployment of women. We have di
rected survey of vocational guidance
in local communities.
Federation Not Satisfied
“But the federation is not satisfied
with its program of individual aid,
and its International relations work.
It has a public relations department
which has sponsored public relations
dinners in 1930 throughout the coun
try at which 35 community projects
were begun.
“Some the most notable projects
started last year were extensions of
city park systems, improvement oi
business districts, extension of pub
lic libraries, highway beautification,
establishment of a flood control sys
tem, and establishment of wholesale
recreation facilities for high school
“At present business women’s clubs
are doing their bit to help the em
ployment situation, sponsoring ‘spend
wisely’ campaigns, setting up infor
mation bureaus about occupational
opportunities, and as employers of
labor maintaining salaries and staffs
without cutting.”
In her president’s report. Miss Bry
son urged members to be “a real fac
tor In community life and to plan to
take a real part in the promotion of
civic enterprises.”
“In building a membership,” she
said, “it is important that it should
be representative. There should not
be too large a number of any one
group. There should be nothing that
resembles cliques.
Urges Club Activity
“If the outstanding women of the
community are sought as members
they will be interested in remaining
only so long as worthwhile projects
are fostered and interesting club
meetings are held. Don’t be Just an
other club in your town; be a club
(hat stands for civic progress and one
that does things.”
Four state officers and 21 delegates
were registered at the opening ses
sion, with about the same number ex
pected to arrive during the day. Nine
club presidents or first delegates were
introduced. They were: Bismarck,
Mrs. George McCay; Bowbclls, Miss
Eleanor Hamit; Devils Lake, Miss
Gladys Tompkins; Fargo, Miss Ella
Buddemeyer; Grand Forks, Miss Mo
dora Knox; Minot, Mrs. Loren Ram
sey; Rugby, Miss Pansy Davidson;
Valley City, Miss Lillian Gubelman;
and Williston, Miss Lessell Abbot.
Miss Henricka Beach, Bismarck,
general convention chairman, pre
sented the program, pointing out that
emphasis is being placed on the atti
tude of the older and more experienc
ed business woman toward the young
er girl.
Woman Will Permit
Work to Continue
Chicago, May 22.—(/P) —New lights
are going to shine for the farmers in
Wells township, about 10 miles east
of Joliet. 111., and for the worshippers
in the Congregational church.
For three days, however, it looked
as though they would have to go on
using oil lamps, because Miss Augusta
Hank, with a shotgun by her side,
stood guard to prevent workmen for
the Public Service Company of Illi
nois from running an electric light
line in front of her place.
On one occasion she fired the gun
in the air just to prove it was loaded,
members of the line crew reported.
But the trouble is all over now, as
Specials for Saturday
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sth ft Front Bismarck, N. Dab
Phone 88
To Lecture Here
Robert E. McKinney, “Eyeographlc”
expert, will deliver a series of illus
trated lectures at the Trinity Lu
theran church here from May 24 to
29, according to an announcement by
Rev. O. S. Rlndahl, pastor.
a result of an agreement reached
Thursday between the woman and
the oompany.
N. D. Man Declares
Victim Forced Him
Into Mortal Fight
(Continued from page one)
horseback. She told authorities she
dismounted and went after the
strayed horse tying her horse to a
George was said to have entered
the pasture and sought to take the
horse tied to the post. His nephew
then appeared and with a pocket
knife severed the rope with which the
horse was tied by his wife to the post.
Argument Leads to Blows
The two men engaged in an argu
ment and this led to blows. The knife
which Fred used to cut the rope fig
ured in the ensuing scuffle and the
nephew ultimately was stabbed near
the heart. George received several
bruises, none serious.
The body was taken to the home of
the wounded man and he died a few
minutes afterward. A coroner’s Jury
will not be held, Whipple said, as the
cause of death had been established
by admissions made to authorities by
the uncle.
George was married and the father
of one child. Fred Is the father of
three girls and two boys.
Kulm, N. D., May 22.—(AV- Fu
neral services for George Rutschke,
25, stabbed to death during an alter
cation with his uncle, Fred Rutschke,
52, will be held Sunday afternoon at
the Adventist church, 12 miles south
of here.
The uncle is held In the Dickey
county jail at Ellendale on a charge
of first-degree murder. He is to be
Coming to
Dr. Mellenthio
in Internal Medicine for the
past eighteen years
Will be at
Patterson Hotel Monday and Tues
day May 25 and 26
Office Hours 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
No Charge for Consultation
Dr. Mellenthin does not operate for
chronic appendicitis, gall stones,
ulcers of stomach, tonsils or adenoids.
He has to his credit wonderful re
sults in diseases of the stomach, liver,
bowels, blood, skin, nerves, heart,
kidney, bladder; bed wetting, catarrh,
weak lungs, rheumatism, sciatica, leg
ulcers and rectal ailments.
Remember above date, that consul
tation on this trip will be free and
that this treatment is different.
Married women must be accom
panied by their husbands.
Address: 4221 West Third Street,
Los Angeles, California.
Every bed in the Patterson
hotel is equipped with a
new Simmons Beauty Rest
Mattress, purchased from
Webb Brothers. Rest in
Comfort and in Safety in
a Fireproof Hotel.
given a preliminary hearing Mon
Investigation by authorities has
disclosed that two witnesses saw the
stabbing, according to State’s Attor
ney C. A. Whipple. George’s father
came to the scene during the affray,
while Fred’s wife was present when
the argument began. A dispute over
the trespassing of a horse on the ad
joining farms of the uncle and
nephew near here led to the fight.
Mr. Whipple said no coroner’s Jury
will be called, but that the two wit
nesses were heard at an informal in
quest. Fred Rutschke was said by
the state’s attorney to have admit
ted the stabbing, but claims self-de
George’s body was taken to a
neighbor’s home following his death
Wednesday, and will be kept there
until the funeral.
May Substitute Radio
For British Clergy
London, May 22.— (/P) —Substitution
of a loudspeaker for the minister in
some churches was reported by the
Daily Mail Friday to be under con
sideration by bishops of the Church
of England.
Inasmuch as there is a serious
shortage of clergy, it has been sug
gested that services in certain
churches be broadcast with the hope
that congregations would join in the
prayers and responses as though they
were led by a clergyman.
Priest Succumbs
In Michigan* N. D.
Michigan, N. D., May 22.—(AV-Rev.
Father John J. McDonald, 32 vears a
North Dakota Catholic priest, died
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here Friday from heart disease, fol
lowing a long illness. He was G 3 years
old. '
Born at Prince Edward Island, near
Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1868, he re
ceived his college education at St.
Dunlston college. Later he was a
professor of mathematics and English
at the same college.
He completed his post graduate
course in theological study at Lavalle
university and St. Paul Seminary.
When 30 years old he was ordained
to priesthood at Devils Lake by the
late Bishop Stanley of Fargo.
Father McDonald spent one year at
Jamestown as an assistant, before
coming to Michigan where he was
rector until his death.
Approve $17,757,000
For Federal Building
Washington, May 22.—(/P)—Presi
dent Hoover announced Friday that
the estimated cost of new construc
tion approved by the federal board
of hospitalization would total $17,-
New construction approved some
time ago and now under contract
amounts to $7,092,152.37.
The projects for which contracts
have not been let but which have
been approved by the board of hos
pitalization Include: Helena, Mont.,
Quiet Reigns in Cuba
Following Uprising
Havana, May 22. (t P) Order
reigned throughout Cuba Friday after
24 hours of uncertainty which
threatened to bring about a national
Rumors of revolutionary uprisings
in Orlente province, where tension of military authorities, oa
has been high more than a month eral concern until it was as
due chiefly to the alleged brutality that rumors were exaggerated
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