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County Agent Goodhue Urges
Business Men and Farmers
to Increase Co-operation
Between Country and City.
Speaking before the third regular
weekly luncheon of the Jamestown
Chamber of Commerce, to which
both business men of Jamestown and
farmers of Stutsman county belong,
County Agent Goodhue spoke for
closer realtions between town and
country, for their mutual advantage.
Mr. Goodhue said:
I wish to assure you I appreciate
the courtesy and honor bestowed up
on me by your secretary and presi
dent in asking me to speak to you
at this time.
Something to eat seems to be just
as effective in securing attendance at
Chamber of Commerce meetings in
Jamestown as in other places where
1 have lived. The inner man seems
to like to be fed. The old saying
still seems to be true that "The
nearest way to a man's heart is thru
his stomach".
At Marinette, Wisconsin, where I
was located before coming here their
business men met at luncheons once
each week quite similar to the way
we are doing here, instead of mak
ing the luncheons social, only, as 1
understand the plan here is, each
luncheon was considered a regular
meeting of the organization. Busi
ness was transacted and minutes
kept. Xew propositions were dis
cussed briefly and placed in the
bands .of the proper committee for
further consideration and report at
a later date. .Men who wished to
present, new propositions were invit
ed to appear on regular luncheon
days and address the members at
that. time.
I believe if we are to keep up in
terest in our luncheons and continue
to secure good attendance of the var
ious members, we should plan on
carrying on a large part of the
Chamber of Commerce business at
these luncheons, with perhaps a
monthly meeting in the evening,
should rush of business secured by
your worthy and industrious secre
tary. so require.
Jamestown may well be proud of
her class of business men. I do not
believe that any city big or little can
boast of a group of broader minded
or bigger hearted business men than
these that make up the Jamestown
Chamber of Commerce. The little
petty jealousies and business rival
ries that characterize so many
places do not exist here. We are
anxious to work together, not only
along lines that are for the upbuild
ing of Jamestown as a city, but I be
lieve along lines which are for the
upbuilding of the agricultural in
terests. in the territory contributory
to Jamestown, upon which the suc
cess of the business enterprises in
Jamestown really depend.
I.'cpenl On Kstrnifi-
We are fast coining to realize that
the success of the whole business
world depends upon the success of
the farmer. Today the limited pur
chasing power cf the farmer is being
rellected all along the line and is
making the importance of successful
farming more evident than ever be
fore. In its linal analysis practical
ly all our wealth comes from the
soil and we must make the efficient
production of that wealth profitable
we shall soon cease to have that
wealth produced. The farmers will
out of business and the business
world will not only lack business,
but something to eat as well.
Cooperation of Business Men
I am firmly convinced that the
Jamestown Chamber of Commerce
may well take up a study of ways
and means of improving the agricul
tural interests in the territory con
tributory to Jamestown, 1 believe
that an Agricultural Development
Committee appointed from your
number cooperating with the agri
cultural agent of the county might
be able to suggest ways and means
by which much good can be accom
If a one crop-long chance game
with wheat against rust weed, grass
hoppers and weather conditions is a
bad thing for the farmer it is a bad
thing for the business man. If it is
a good thing fcr farmers to raise
rust resistant wheat of good mill
ing quality like monad or D. 1, to
put in larger acrages of corn, to
build silos, to grow sweet clover for
pasture hay and soil improvement,
to establish successful dairying, to
secure better sires and improve their
livestock, it is a good thing for bus
iness men to get behind these things
and help to put them across.
Minot's Example
Minot is a splendid example of
how business men's organization in
some places stimulate the production
of the best varieties of corn, pota
toes and small grain by winter grain
and potato shows. 1 understand
they also arrange for poultry shows
and have done much to introduce
dairy cows especially Guernseys
and Minot is becoming quite a
Guernsey center due to their activity.
In Wisconsin
In Marinette County Wisconsin
before mentioned arrangements
were made thru the activity of the
business men's organization to es
tablish a credit association for intro
ducing dairy cows and. 2 4 carload of
\, high grade Holstein cows were
brought into the county under such
., Work In Stutsman County
V.-- It has been suggested to me that
you may be interested in what has
ifbeen done in this county in the
year thru the county agent and
farm bureau office.
First, in, regard to rust resistant
.varieties of wheat, some. 3&00 fnis
JM,. hels of .D. 1 'wheat were secured for
different farmers in the county and
two carloads of Kubanka -for par
ties at Bucbanan. ^x
Graln^'" ,*
The increased yields of these two
varieties of wheat over other wheat
was an average of 7.5 bushels per
acre or a total of some 45,000 bus
hel which selling at some premium
for seed purposes, has netted the
farmers of this county approximate
ly $110,000 more than they would
have secured with common wheats.
Government crop reports show that
the acreage of corn was more than
doubled in this county last year
and over 100 new silos erected. We
believe this was in part at least due
to the campaign waged by the farm
bureau office for corn and silos.
Some 4000 pounds of sweet clover
were ordered by the farm bureau of
fice for farmers and many others
were induced to secure seed. Over
2000 acres of successful stands
were secured.
During the fall twenty-one head
of high grade Holstein cows were
purchased in Wisconsin for parties
in Bloom township. This proposition
was financed by The Security Sav
ings Bank of Jamestown. Mr. R.
M. Stangler, Cashier of this bank,
deserves special credit for his fore
sight and interest in starting the ball
rolling along the line of introducing
dairy cows.
Many shorthorn sires and pure
bred swine have listed and sold thru
the exchange columns of The Farm
Bureau News published monthly
by the Farm Bureau Office.
During the year 556 men were
secured as farm hands. In the line
of marketing three carloads of wool
were shipped to the National Wool
Pool by the three wool growers or
ganizations effected by the county
agent. The most of this wool has
been sold with a top price for the
best grades of 29c per pound con
siderable over what could have been
secured by local shipment if secured
from a local dealer. We think this
iu right ajong the line of a correct
system farm marketing soon to
be established for farm products.
During this next year, the same
lines of effort will be continued as
were started last year. In addition
to them an effort is being made to
interest communities in potato grow
ing by showing them the advantages
of growing a single variety of pota
toes of the best quality, putting in a
grader to sort them according to U.
S. standards and sell them thru the
Minnesota Exchange as a strictly
cooperative potato marketing pro
fr'aun Bureau
It is hoped that we may organize
the various communities of the
various communities of the county
into local groups working to solve
the agricultural problems and im
prove the home life and social] op
portunities of their community.
These local communities are to se
lect delegates to meet once or twice
a year to elect members of the coun
ty Farm Bureau executive commit
tse and to suggest lines of effort
that should be under taken thruout
the county.
The county Farm Bureau is now
affiliated with the North Dakota
Farm Bureau Federation and The.
American Federation of Farm Bur
eaus and State and National policies
for the best interest of Agriculture
will be taken up by them. Market
ing and labor supply will probably
be the big things undertaken by The
State and National Farm Bureau
while efficient production and a sys
tem of permanent agriculture will
be the special work of the local bur
County Agent
The county agent should never
have been called "The Farm Expert"
"The better Farming Man" or name
similar to these. Such phrases im
mediately establish a prejudice in
the mind of the farmer which is
hard to overcome. By such terms
the farmer is led at once to believe
that the agent is hired to tell him
how to farm. He resents such a
relationship just as quickly as would
you should your secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce be thought
of as the man who was going to tell
you how to run your business.
Your secretary does not attempt
to do that. Neither does the county
agricultural ageut assume that he is
going to tell the farmers of this
county ho wto farm. He is in the
county to work with the farmers,
studying their problems with them,
directing their thinking along the
right lines ag far as possible, sug
gesting the best varieties of grain,
the importance of diversified farm
ing. the value of sweet clover, al
falfa, corn, silos, better livestock,
dairying etc. He acts to a certain
extent a sa medium of exchange,
keeping lists of things for sale and
articles wanted. As far as time
permits he assists in community
building, cooperative organizations
and supplying farm help.
As business men, an invitation is
extended to you as well as to farm
ers to call at the Farm Bureau of
fice, get better acquainted, learn
what we are endeavoring to do and
suggest ways by which the work
may be made most effective in build
ing up the Agricultural interests of
the county.
"1 was almost distracted with
stomach trouble, gas and colic at
tacks and didn't know what to do. I
had tried everything I heard.of, and
the doctor's medicine did not help
me. :A friend told me about Mayr's
Wonderful Remedy, and it haB
solved the problem, as I can now eat
anything and have' no distress." It
is a simple, harmless preparation
that removes the catarrhal mucus
from the intestinal tract and allays
the inflammation which caused prac
tically. all stomach, liver and intes
tinal ailments, including appendici
tis. One dose will convince or money
refunded. Sold by Bitner & Odney
and druggists everywhere.
ii 1 n—M
Prof. Jaekson of Jamestown Col
lege was in communication with the
Ellepdale wireless station yesterday,
talking with the operator there for
about three-fourths of an hour. hMs
Value of Migratory Flocks
May Prove Greater Than
Profit From Draining Many
Marshes, Says U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture.
If migratory birds are to be in
creased or their present nu,mbers
maintained, it is necessary U) con
serve water and marsh areas, say
specialists of the Biological Survey,
of the United States Department of
Agriculture. Small lakes, swamps
along coasts or inland or marsh
areas are used by these waterfowl
for feeding, resting, and rearing
their young, and it is absolutely es
sential that during their migration
and in winter the birds have these
necessary places in which to live.
Reports received by the Biological
Survey during the last few months
from all parts of the country agree
that the former alarming decrease
in migratory v/ild fowl, which pre
ceded the Treaty and the Act of
Congress for the protection of mi
gratory birds, has changed to a
marked increase. This successful
outcome of a great conservation
measure has become apparent even
more promptly than was anticipated.
Thus the first important step to
ward insuring the perpetuation of
wild fowl—without question, a great
national asset—has been achieved.
Another step of almost equally vital
importance, the specialists say, con
sists in the conservation of lake- and
marsh areas.
Much Value Found in Swamps
The idea is prevalent that the
drainage of almost any area is of
benefit to a community, but it is
stated that under proper conditions
"water farming" of many lakes and
ponds, and of marsh or swampy ar
eas, will yield a larger return than
the same area drained and used for
agriculture. Many such lakes and
areas, however, can be used to pro
duce food and game fish, fur-bearing
animals, and a natural supply of ice.
In some sections the profits from
such use of marshes exceeds the re
turns from adjacent farm lands.
These lands and water areas are val
uable in maintaining the under
ground water level of the surround
ing farming section and help to hold
back the run-off of rainfall and to
prevent excessive erosion. They may
frequently be used as State parks or
reservations, thus lending themsel
ves .admirably to educational uses and
affording opportunities for healthy
ful and interesting recreation.
"I believe." says Dr. E. W. Nelson, not
Chief of the Bureau of Biological
Survey, "that a careful survey of
the water and marsh areas in any
State by men properly versed in the
plant and animal products, as well
as of the agricultural capacities "Of
the areas in question, will result in
the great, majority of cases in defin
itely determining the superior val
ue to the State, of such water areas
in their natural conditions as against
the value of the lands which would
be left after they had been drained.
Furthermore, the existence of these
areas in the State adds greatly to
the varied character of the region
where located and thus renders it
more generally attractive as a place
of residence for the citizens.
Braining 8'.vamps Reduces
Wild-fowl Resorts
"The Biological Survey is deeply
interested in the proper conserva
tion of water areas, since- th i rap
idly increasing drainage of lakes and
marshes thruout the country indi
cates that our wildrfowl resorts and
feeding places will be practically el
iminated from most of the States un
less an effort is made to conserve a
considerable number of the best of
them. With the elimination, of such
areas there will disappear opportun
ities for wild-fowl hunting, and
there will be a loss of other products
and benefits provided by tuch wa
ter areas."
In connection with the adminis
tration of the Migratofcy-Bird Trea
ty Act, the Biological Survey is ad
vocating the establishment thruout.
the country of Federal and State
bird preserves. This is to be accom
plished thru co-operation with the
State fish and game commissions.
Thruout the country such wate ar
eas should be strictly guarded as
breeding preserves, thereby result
ing in largely augmenting the avail
able supply of birds, the specialists
say. A certain proportion of sue'ti
areas should be maintained thruout
the year as sanctuaries where no
shooting should be permitted, but
the majority of them should be made
public shooting-grounds during the
open season. This would in no way
interfere .with the use of these ar
eas as nesting places for wild- fowl
during the breeding season.
Bismarck, N. D. Mar. 29. Bids
will be received on April 19 for the
construction of the superstructure of
the new Memorial building on the
capitol grounds, it was announced at
the offices of the Board of Adminis
tration today. "T
St. Paul,- Minn., March.: 2 9 .-^-Five
meu walked into ,th,6 City i&juk 0f
St. Paul shortly after 1 p. in. today,
struck down the cashier and a 'wo
man teller with the butt Of thOIr rd-.
vol vers, and escaped with 'cash anl
bonds valued at $20,000.^1
a e o W N K K Y A E
"Something different" is the slo
gan of the United Commercial Trav-r
ellers after completing plans .for the
greatest booster convention the
Northwest, states have ever partic
ipated in. It will be their twenty
eighth annual session, grand juris
diction of Minnesota and North Da
kota, to be held at Virginik, Minne
sota, June 9, 10 and 11.
The committees are now hard at
work and no stone will be left un
turned to make this convention a
most enjoyed and beneficial three
day session to all who, attend. It
will be a convening of all selling
folks from North Dakota and Min
nesota, with two distinct purposes in
view. The first will be to afford
each "Knight of the Grip" the most
enjoyable good-time he has had or
ever will have. There will be sight
seeing trips to all the beauty spots
of the "Wonderful Iron Range" of
the Northwest.. Refreshing boat
rides on the "Ten Thousand Lakes
of Minnesota," automobile meanders
thru the picturesque Northwestern
forest, the truest example of God's
handiwork and educational expedi
tions thru the greatest mines and
lumber mills in the world.
You have read a great deal of
this Wonderful Range Country. Now
is your opportunity to see it with
you- syes, while enjoying the U. C.
T. 'Alesmanship-Plus Convention."
lite other definite purpose behind
this U. T. C. "Salesmanship-Plus"
Slogan will be to generate a fonder
er spirit of friendship and to inaugu
rate a greater realization of true
salesmanship. Salesmanship plus all
the plussing qualities necessary to
weather the'gale of rough seas exist
ing iu the selling world, »today.
The "U. C. T. Salesmanship-Plus
Convention" will also include edu
cational addresses on the art of sales
manship by well experienced and ab
le speakers. There will be many
other attractive features, all of
which will be in conformity with the
spirit of the convention, "An awak
ening of a greater salesmanship," all
of which will happen in Virginia,
Minnesota, on June 9, 10 and 11,
in the way of hotel accommodations
and transportation on the Range. All
railroadB entering Virginia will
grant attenders "a fare and a half"
Bismarck, N. 'D.,, March 29.-^
Prices of' agricultural products do
ifi^ the going wage paid farni
laborers last year, declared John N.
Hagan, commissioner of agriculture
ailrd labor, in a statement on the
matter issued today. Commissioner
Hagan is of the opinion that private
employment agencies are trying to
increase wages for their own gain_
and are causing many laborers to
leave the state.
Commissioner Hagan's statement
"Wages, seem to be running from
$30 to $50 per month for farm work
with na average of $35 to ?45 per
"The $50 jobs are those where the
employer Snows' the ability of the
man or where he has some special
work to do.
"Personally I would like to see
conditions such that the wages
would be higher than those offered
this year, but the conditions neces
sary for higher wages would call for
prices of farm commodities in com
"In my opinion $35 to $40 per
month is all that the farmers can af
ford to pay owing to the low price
lie has been receiving for his pro
ducts. The farm bureau was justi
fied in establishing the wage it did
in Cass county. I believe the private
employment office of Fargo who
seem to be trying: to boost wages
beyond that which farmers can af
ford to pay are doing an injustice to
the farmer and laborers alike and 1
further believe that the city com
mission which licensed such private
employment offices should use its in
fluence to have the agitation stop-'
ped or cancel their licenses.
"We have established state free
employment offices cooperating with
the federal employiheqt offices at
Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Bis
marck. This service is free of cost
to the employer nd the employee
While we do not engage in contro
versies over wages we feel justified
in preventing agitation for unreason
able wageg by the private employ
ment offices."
Bismarck, N. D., Mar. 29—(Spec
ial Goorge K. Poster, a Bismarck
lawyer, ha s received a commission
as an Assistant Attorney-General.
Foster came to North Dakota about
two years ago from. Illinois. Attor
ney-General Lemke still has one
more assistant to appoint. Former
Judge Crttm, who came to "North
Dakota from Montana and who was4
charged with disloyal acts during
the war in Montana, has been spend
ing most of his time in.the Attorney
General's office. •.
•'"f'*. ''..jfeMfe'
'''Fargoi-BiTv D., Afarch -3®,-—-Th?re.
isn't any-, need for' tlie well ^Jsnown,
slogan "back to the farjh in North
Dakota, says A. J. Sjujrr*tfc. Agriquh
tural dep^rtmept .field upegit.
cites cenaus gguqps to show that
while there were only 74.360 farms
•under tillage in 'the state fn 1910
the numbers had risen to 77,693 iu
Committees have arranged already later works on flature suggest
for every convenience and comfort "JL??
critics, said, Burroughs was the more,
sociable writer. .,
.Early Xiil'e.
Lovers of Qut of Dpors Lose
Famoos Interpreter of Na
ture—His Philosophy Was
/AM's Well With the World'
I Detroit, Mar. 20.— Henry
Ford personal frieiwl and camp
|inatc of John Burroughs, today
1 said.wlien ho lieup-d of his i
death: "Well he used ta won
der what it was like beyond,
mid I suppose he will begin
philosophising agair. as soon as
he gets Ids bearings."
New York, Mar. 29.—John ,Bur
roughs, famous naturalist, died at
2 o'clock this morning on a. New
York Central train at Kingsville,
Word of Mr. Burroughs death Was
received here by New York Central
officials. He was returned east af
ter spending the winter in Pasadena,
where he was reported to have been
slightly ill with afflications incident
to age. He was in his 84th year.
He had been very ill for six weeks
with an abscess on the chest and
heart and kidney complications.
He was so eager to get home that
the long journey was undertaken
with the hope that he could survive.
John Burroughs was the venerable
dean of nature-writer in the United
States. Through a score of books'
lie shared with countless readers his
life-long intimacy with birds, bees,
flowers and the whole Out-of-doors.
His. highly developed powers of ob
sarvation and the charm of his in
terpretations were the marvel of his
His flowing white beard, his kind
ly mien, his whole habit of life, and
his literary style were rather remin
iscent of that famous New England
school of essayists a. generation or
two before him. His early writing,
on "Expression", was at one time
widely mistaken for the work of
Emerson, a close reader of whom
Burroughs had been from youth.
He\learned to love, nature when
he drove cows at his birth-place
farm, Roxburg, among the Catskills,
in New York State, but anything like
a literary composition was' a bug
bear to ,him, as a youth. The' story
is told 6f how When he was'fourteen,
nruiun mn n/nnvrrjff ii:i common with the members of his
DEMAND FOR WUKKkKS i Cia^s at school, he was required to
v. rite twelve lines of original com
irpj.itioii.' 'Ho copied something out
of a comic-almanac. His theft,was
deleted. Again in desperation upon
his second trial he paid Jay Gould,
his tltizz iv.ate, sixty cents for. a
two'.va line verse which lib handed
i i as hiSi.own^",.
lie was bom in 1S37. in 1863
ho went to Washington with some
thing of an inclination to enlist in
1ho Union Army, but he decided to
seek a government office. It is relat
ed that with only a few of his poems
a.z credentials he walked into the
1:asury Department -and asked 'for
r. jab. It was agreed |hat his ver
lii I verses really smelt of the woods,
ii::d smacked of sincerity. He would
be, a safe man to watch the treasury
vcults. He agreed to take the place.
At a little deck, facing tlie huge Iron
vault where he kept tabs on those
who went to handle the $50,000,0.00
stored there, h$ began writing of the
birds, to relieve his homesickness.
The result was his first book, "Wake
Slabsidcs Famous
Some years later, after work as. a
treasury clerk and. a national bank
examiner had netted liim some sav
ings, he bought a few acres at West
Park on the Hudson, where among
the loaded trellises of a vineyard he
found "more pleasure than in the
closets of greenbacks". There he
renewed his emotional intercourse
.with Nature, building a. real house
overlooking the river—just above
Ppughkeepoie. When rural civiliza
tion pressed a little close about
him, lie built his "slabsides" cabin a
mile or two back in the woods.
He did not go at his studies with
the set determination of an herbalist,
but took life easily, and wrote
breezily when the spirit moved him
of the secrets of nature. He never
niude much of the discovery of now
species, and' nothing of cataloguing
them, but delighted*in finding for
himself and revealing to othert the
charms, of close. contact with the
birds, bees and flowers. Tlie essence
of his philosophy
always bright,
in. agreement with Browning, that
"All's well with the World."
'. His Books .'
.The title of his books included
"Winter Sunshine", "Locusts and
Wild Honey", "Fresh Fields", ''In
door Studies", "Birds and Poets",
"Signs and Seasons'', "The J^ight of
Day—Religious Discussions... from
the Standpoint .of the Naturalist",
"Literary Values", fthd "Ways Of
v.'. 'Y .'
^Bismarck, .March 29.—-Fire.' at: ar
bout: 3 .o^clock .this morning almost
-co.milctoiy' destroyed three frame
buildings at the .corner of Broadway
and 5th street. One building w&s op
eupied by a clothing store, ono by :a
hardware store and: the- other .wps
vacant, i The loss is estimated at
from $15,000 to 20i00.0.' A deputy
fire marshal began- an investigation
ef the drigin of the fire ai)d sald
fhat he ^foand four. bottles which had
contained kerbsene, and these were
at the top of the stairs in one of'the
two story buildings and ihe marshal
asserted: that the fire was i0f4ncendT
lary origin.
s*r m3
Nature". He was a friend of iWalt
Whitman and one of his books was
an appreciation of him. He was also
a bctou companion of Theodore
Roosevelt in nature studies. Dur
ing Col. Roosevelt'? occasional
clashes with "nature fakers" and
those who changed him with brutal
instincts in his hunting trips, tlie
venerable Burroughs always came to
the Colonel's defense. With John
Muir, the naturalist of the West,
Burroughs once toured the canyons
and colaborated with Muir in a
"Study o? Our National Parks".
"Riverby" and "Slabsides", Bur
roughs' retreats on the 'Hudson, be
came shrines for his many admirers,
and those who made pilrimages
there were invariably received in
the most democratic fashion by the
celebrated naturalist.
To any one who is familiar with
agricultural history, the word Pros
perity always reflect? a satisfied,
contended and a happy people, par
ticularly those who live on- the farms
arid in the country and who produce
a large part of the wealth of this
Good soils are no longer free they
must be^made^ood and productive.
Our future prosperity calls for a
change iu,eur method, of farming.
It has brought prosperityto the
ity in terms Of Sweet Clover,
crop of the Northwest, whose usage
is sure to bring us wealth, happiness
and contentment. •,
Dunseith, N. Dajc.
3 V
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Mar, 21. 19?1,.
Editor, of Jamestown Alert, ...
Jamestown, N. Dak.
Dear Sir:—
We believe .the enclosed list of
contributors to the Movie Fund has
been published in your p.aper before,
but we should like to acknowledge
our receipt of th6 contributions and
would like to ask you to kindly pub
lish the enclosed.
Thanking you in advance, we are,
Very truly yours.
Patients "Movie Fund" Committee,
(D. Brittin, Secy.)
The Patients "Movie Fund" Com
mittee of the Norjth Dakota State
.Sanatorium acknowledge with
thanks the following contributions
for tile Movie Fund from Jamestown
Knights of Columbus $10.00
Elks $25.00
Cash $1.50
Baptist Ladies $5.00
Cathol|p. Lady Foresters $10.00
Bus. arfd Prof, ^omen1 $5.00
Catholic Men Foresters $10.00
DegrcRHonor $5.00
Lottie oinham 50.
Eastern Star $5.00
j. E. Anierson,
Waukesha, Wis., $2.00
A.. B, D6Nault $1.50
J. H. Lienhard, Cor. Associated.
Pros, Fargo. N. D., $1.50
G. M. Springer $1.00
Mrs. Mary Sexton .50
A young man from a point near
Harrisburg, Illinois recently walked
fifty miles to enlist in the United
States Army.
Burdick UrgefcPcoijle of State
to Save Loss of MilHoh A1-."
ready Invested in G. F.
Mil and Elevator.
Fargo, Mar.
And agricultural Prosperity, in! Something close to a million dollars
turn immediately calls up visions of
good soil, fine crops pure bred live
stock, real community development,
and atmosphere of
everything that goes to make rural
and green manure Pk"1 of the National Sales Agency.
'to be conducted by the directorship
of 31 farmers of America.
L. Bur­
dick, president of the North Dakota
farm Bureau Federation, yesterday
issued a statement in which he em
phasized the necessity of completing
the state mill and elevator at Grand
Forks in time for the 1921 crop and
recommended that the "state lease
these jrtants to the National Sales
agency evolved by the Committee of
The statement follows:
Urges Completion of Plants
"In expressing my views on this
subject, I wish to be understood as
not binding in anyway the North Da
kota. Farm Bureau Federation, but
merely outlining what I personally
think of the matter.
"The State Elevator and Mill at
Grand Forks is partly completed.
has already been put into the ven
ture by the State of North Dakota.
The Mill and Elevator is well plant
ned and .if completed will be of great
value to the people of North Dakota
under the proposed plan of selling
grain. We cannot go on-and leave
it uncompleted and thereby lose
whafc we have alreadjr invested.
And sojls without organic matter, be completed and that should
without the plant food which- they,
require, upon which no. legumes are
ever grown, soon dry Up and become
grain TJie mon
farmers, to, the, bankers and to .tl^e -can such terms in leasing as
merchants. When the farmers are
poor, the rest of the country suffers. the National Sales Agency. If this
When the farmers are prosperous, plan is followed it will relieve the
the city .people are well off. state of North Dakota from losing
Let's boost, therefore for Prosper- what it has already invested or of
ity, becauso of what it means to all going into the actua.1 business of
of us. And let's visualize
Losses on 1020 Crop
"Had the National Sales Agency
plan been in operation during the
season of 1920 the cost price of
'grain could have been obtained for
atj least six hundred million bushels
I of .our wheat. Our wheat in North
Dakota for the" year of 192 0 Was
inilliori bushels. Oul' bestiv'
availa'hie records show- wheat in 19i2
-A A A
Don't carry lari'e^urhs Qf money for sgj
expenses, carry this bank's Drafts,
Travelers' ,G)ieck3iyL0tters cf Credit
or JV^Qney Qrders. They form the
best introduction to strangers you can
The expense is very l^tlie, while the
convenience and safety, cannot be
be done in time to make the Mill
and Elevator available for the crop
of 1921.
J'After: the Mifi and Elevator is
cofhpleted the St£i|e of North Dakota
should then lease'it to the National
We need legumes upon eve'ry farm in |.Sales Agency to' be adopted at the
North Dakota, and especially the farmers conference at Chicago on.
hardiest and most widely suited of April 6th. This institution will then
all legumes, Sweet Clover.. become an integral and valuable
Sweet over has revolutionized Part of the plan outlined by the Com
v. ... nuttee of 17. for the. handling of
farnung where it has been tried out.:
w not
then be lost and the state
iiau ]je fair both to the state and
handling grain and will at the same
'time provide a powerful aid to the .,
to have cost '$2.'44 pe'r bushel. We r
have sold the most part of our 1920
crop for about $1.00 less than the
cost of production It is no idle
statement then to say that Ave have
lost on our 1920 wheat crop forty
times as much money as the State
of North Dakota now has invested in
the State -Mill and Elevator.
"The bonds of the State Mill and
Elevator should b6 sold at once and
if the people of North Dakota will
unite in doing this the bonds can be
sold. Let us on this venture just
eliminate political differences and
put the Mill and Elevator over. "Oh
this great big question we sliould
not be penny wise aiid pound fool
ish. Every grain grower should
take off his coat and get into the
game of putting over the comple
tion of the Slate Elevator and Mill..
Montreal, March 29.—Decision to
nay plumbers for work done and
not by the hour has been rcached by
the Master Plumbers Association, it.
was announced here.'
The report of the labor commit-,
tee setting forth a-schedule of piece
work rates has been adopted unani-'
mously and steps taken to put tlje
new system into effect immediately..
The committee reported that un
der the present system of time pay
ments. thcre was a wide disparity in
the amount of work done by dif
f&ont .men. ''.

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