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A- •X 4. iri REPUBLICANS NAME R. A. NESTOS AGAIN ENDORSE NO SENATOR Continued from Page 1. mous vote by acclamation after about half of the roll call had.been com pleted. Must. Keep Faith It was during the discussion of the office of commissioner of insurance that Treadwell Twitchel declared, "We must keep faith with the demo crats. Every candidate for these of fices which are under the agreement with the democrats must give assur ance that their candidacy iB subject to this agreement before they are presented to this convention." All of the candidates pledged themseVves to abide by the joint agreement. The endorsement of Joseph A. Ket chen for commissioner of agriculture and labor was made unanimously and by acclamation. Five names were presented for members of 'the board of railroad commissioners, the candidates for endorsement being John Stevenson of Emmons, A. D. McKinnon of Sheridan, F. P. Gronsvold of Rugby, C. E. Knox of Oakes and M. P. John son of Kenmare. The vote was by roll call, the men endorsed being A. D. McKinnon, F. P. Gronsvold and C. E. Knox. Miss Xielson Nominated by Miss Mary McGinnis The name of Miss Minnie J. Niel son was placed in nomination for the office of state superintendent by Mary McGinnis of the Stutsman county delegation. The nomination was seconded by the Ramsey county dele gation The vote, which was by ac clamation. was unanimous, No Endorsement for Judges or Senator The convention then passed a res olution declaring it to be the sense of the convention that it was not wise of proper to endorse candidates for the office of justices of the state sup reme court. P. J. Norton objected to this motion but later explained that his objection was to the decision of the convention not to* endorse a candidate for United States senator. The motion pot to endorse a,can didate for the senate was made by Mr, Hughes, of Richland county, manager 1 The Republican Party of the State of North Dakota assembled in convention at Jamestown reaffirms its allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and declares its determination to maintain the guarantees of civil, political and religious liberties therein contained. We reaffirm our fealty to the National Republican platform and to the administration of President Harding whom we commend for his vision on national needs and for his ability in conjunction with congress, in the reduction of taxation and forging normalty out of the waste and extravagance of war. When Governor Nestos and other members of the present state industrial commission were^placed in office through the recall elec tion they found a scandalous financial condition in the Home Builders' association, the Drake mill and Bank of North Dakota. Since that time they have endeavored to untangle the skein of blunders made by the management of the Home Builders' association and uncovered the fact that the taxpayers of the state stand to lose in this adventure into socialism more than a half million dollars, together with unjustified hardships inflicted upon many citizens of the stat* who were induced to .buy a home through this organiza tion They discovered that instead of a profitable venture, the DrSjice miH'ftod rbejen nun, »t ..«• Hfee of pearly one hundred thousand dollars, with every evidence of grosstaismanagement And lack, of knowledge of conducting such a business. An investigation of the Bank of North Dakota has developed its use by conscienceless officials in promoting deals through the Scandinavian-American and other banks for the gain of private individuals recognized as leaders of the Nonpartisan League, which manipulations indicate a loss to the people of the state of a million or more dollars. These and other tremendous wastes and unnecessary losses of public funds have placed staggering tax burdens upon the people of North Dakota, which regardless of the beBt efforts of able minds and competent financing, cannot be wiped out in the near future but to the task of reducing this burden the present administration has addressed itself with an earnestness arid ability that brightens the future for every property owner. Therefore we appeal to the taxpayer of North Dakota to rally to the candidacy of Governor Nestos and his fellow state officers of the same political faith in the assurance that the trust and confidence placed in these men will not be betrayed We commend the splendid energy with which Governor Nestos and rV his co-workers of the state administration have gathered up the shreds of government left by their predecessors and. despite adverse laws and commissions, over which they have so far had no control, have brought, in five short months, order out of chaos and have put upon a business basis the machinery of government: effected many reforms and largely reduced expenses and are paving the way to economiee in every direction. We believe the record already made has the endorsement of every^thinking taxpayer, and to these we appeal to join with us in the coming campaign that will enable them to finish the job. We believe the work of a state administration is more a business than a political function, and that in the present state officers North Dakota possesses men of vision, of ability and indefatigable energy who can safely be entrusted with the duty of redeeming the state from Its enormous burden of taxation. They have, by their able ""^administration of affairs, brought order and sanity to the Bank of fcorth Dakota, saved the farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars in hail warrant losses, negotiated satisfactorily the bond sales necessary to carry on the mill and elevator program, financing the State bank, and providing for the return to the various sub-divisions of the state the money heretofore tied up in frozen assets all this under the most trying circumstances, made for them by the retiring administration. To the present administration is due "the restoration of the credit of the state of North Dakota. Yesterday her securities could not be sold, save at a discount illegal, ruinous and wasteful. Today our securities of all kinds are sought in every market at par or better and the good name of the state has been restored throughout the country. We commend the present administration for its splendid accomplishment in the sale of hair of iMr. McCumber, Mr, Hughes ashing, the friends of Sena tor McCumbert6 'support the 'entire state ticket ab nominated. TfHe: mo tion was seconded by Judge Palda and John .Knauf' of the Stutsman county delegation. Mr. Palda declared that every Inde pendent should cut the word "anti" out of his vocabulary except as it was contained in anti-Townley and anti^socialist. Mr. Knauf said that as a friend of A. M. Chrjstianson, he would have liked to have voted for Mr. Christ ianson, but that he felt that he could pledge the vote of every friend of Mr. Christian^on for the entire state ticket. CotiKi^ional Endorsements The endorsement of Hon. .0. B. Burtness in the first district and of George iM. Young in the second dis trict was announced, the third dis trict announcing that'the matter had been left in the hands of a special committee whose decision would be announced later. Adjournment was taken immediat ely following the announcement of the congressional candidates. FIRE OHIKF AT DEVILS LAKE OO.VDKTrS SCHOOL FIRE tRILL Devils Lake, April 22.— James Stenson chief of the fire department, has been conducting fire drills in the schools of the city during the past week with amazingly satisfactory results. Washington school holds the record thus far, the pupils having left the building in forty seconds after the surprise alarm was sound ed. The High school was. emptied in 1 minute, fiat and the Sentral school a three story building, was emptied ita one and a quarter minutes. It took one minute. and ten seconds for the pupils of Lincoln school to leave the building, THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM 1 warrants, by which two million dollars of ready cash was placed in the hands of our needy farmers. instead of warrants, as heretofore, that were sublect to ruinous als count and grief to hundreds of unfortunate people. We commend the effort being made by the administration to bring to justice those parties who have used the state, through the Bank of North Dakota, other banks and otherwise, for their own financial K'ain to the great loss of the state and a confiding public, and we urge that prosecution in the courts follow all discoveries of mal feasance in office and betrayals of the people by those who have used their positions of trust, for private gain and loot. We demand that the Workmen's Compensation Bureau still in Nonpartisan control, be brought within the. l*w -in the amount of its reserve fund, it being an unjust burden upon the businato inter-. ests to charge ratee far in excess of necessity. We commend the efforts of the industrial commission to carry out the pledges of Governor Nestos made in the recall campaign that the mill and elevator should be completed at the earliest pos^ sible moment. The evidence of this keeping of faith with the .people being the resumption of work on those enterprises and the prospect that they would be put into operation.by the end of the year. We demand the repeal of the law that-now protects the W. W., known as the Anti-Injunction law, vwhich leaves tfi farmer, the greatest employer of labor in the state, at the mercy of an element that practices sabotage and interferes with the proper conduet of farm work. We favor an amendment to the National Constitution doinj away with tax exempt securities as now proposed by Whit is known as e a e n i e n i n k i n o n e s s We express our appreciation to the people of Jamestown for .tbe many courtesies extended the delegates to this, convention and their efforts to make our stay in their beautiful city pMasaut In ev*ry .respect. v.- •. y Tbe republican convention amended its platfor^i to Include .pa dorsement of the Great Lakes-Bt. Uwreqcfc £ide**ter capal project Snd urged that the repreeentatives ef the state Ifc cofcfresa rapport the building of the CONFESSES MURDER OF SEVEN YEARS AGO BURIED BODY Duluth Minn., April 22.— John Erickson, 61, a settler living near Fairbanks, St. Louis county, in an alleged confession to Sheriff Frank Magi, today admitted killing Gust Tommi, a woodsman, on July 8, 1915. Erickson confessed voluntar ily when he learned county authori ties had located the grave he had dug in the woods and h^d brot the bones here, Sheriff Magi said. 'Erickson is the father of five children. Tommi who was about 40 y.ears of age, was unmarried and made his home with the Ericksons, Erickson is said to have told the sheriff that he quarelled with Tommi while the two men walked home from a neighbor's home on the night of July 8, 1915. Erickson, it was said, told of how Tommi drew a small pocket knife and attacked him and he pulled a long hunter's knife froin his belt and stabbed Tommi in the heart. County authorities returned yes terday with bones, which they dug from a grave in the woods near. Erickson's home, wich Erickson is said to have admitted he dug. Ac cording to tbe alleged confession Erickson hid TommPs "body under a brush pile hear the had burying it after three weeks. According to the War Cry there are 1,000,000,000 heathen in the world. These figures do not include the man who coughs down the back Of your neck at the movies.—Chicago Daily Newc. O'CONNOR ENDORSED BY DEMOCRATS F0RU. S. SENATE Continued from Page 1 hours, and all times in the end to 'find themselves making a livelihood in such a way as to be able to say af ter the years work, a small profit has come to them —they find that that great body has, year after year, by its camouflage. imposed burdens ii Don the people of this St*ate: that they have found themselves slipping backwards, until to-day the agricul turalist is working at a loss. "These are evils that must be cor rected in the highest body of this na tion. and if relief is to come by leg islation it must come by the con currence of that body in. that legisla tion, and I say to you, to-day that there is a block of Senators, in tbe U. S. Senate that have now risen to that duty, and yet we find the senior Senator from this State ab staining from joining that block, which we claim the rights of the ag riculturalist is entitled to,- name ly a fair share of the profit. "Therefore,' Mr. Chairman, it is important that that sort of a man, imbued with the idea that he will never rise above the people, or be come bigger than the people who sent him there, that at all times and on al! occasions he will feel that he is their servant, and will align himself with the people whose ills are anala gouB to ours. "We have been begging for relief in Ihe way of marketing our pro ducts and commodities we find a bill before congress to restrict the great packers of the Country and mike them let go of these terminals where the products of the farms were sold—we find our senior Senator yotlng against it. Why?—apparent ly because he was satisfied witb the conditions that existed that very hea,d of stock that was raised in •'i»»n 1t i Iljlli iM"i'i11nimnunnt' mh THE WEEKLY ALERT jfWar price $4350) Other types in proportion f. o. b. Syracuse rjRANKLIN cars are selling today at the lowest pricfea in the history, of our six-cylinder types, extending as far back as 1906—-with the -single exception, of a four-month period in 1916. Franklin constructipn and Quality of material are not surpassed in any car made anywhere. North Dakota was sent a market controlled by the packers of the coun-. try It was their market and they had the power to say to those who sent their products there, you will take what we give you. That con dition is intolerable." P. H. RANQE AUTO CO. Further commenting that the N. P. league originally in its platform in this state, be stated these propos itions and that there isn't a demo crat In the State who wouldn't sub scribe to them. "We stand out for co-operation and marketing of tbe farmers products. Freight rates must be lower, taxes must be lowered. There is a young man in this state who has been feeling the pinch as the farmers of this state have felt it, because all of his interests are al igned with the farmers of this state and there is none better equipped to go to that great body, and there take part In the passing of legisla tion for tlie benefit of the people who sent him, and he is fortified by abil ity, education, environment and with hiih we can safely trust our interests and oh no occasion will they ever be betrayed." Escort O'Connor to Platform The chair appointed a committee composed of Cass County Delegates, Nelson, Kelly and Geo, Duifl, to es cort the Hon. J. F. T. O'Connor to 'the platform. Applause. J. F. T. O'Connor's Addmis Mr. O'Connor, in an eioquent talk, said in part: "Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle men of the Democratic State Con vention:" (One of the keys on the piano being accidently struck by a passing delegate) Mr. O'Connor con tinues as follows: "If that is a har mony note, I have no objection to its being struck. I only wish that I were able to. express to this magnifi cant body the sentiments that are in my heart. I wish that Imight ex press to yon, my friends, and you are all my friends in this fight, just how a person feels on an occasion as important as this one. This is the first time that the women h%ve had a voice in a convention, which select ed the name, or recommended a nominee for United States Senator. While I sat in the House of Repre sentatives, I was in favor of equal suffrage. I have always been in fav or of it, because in working our econ omical problems of State or a Nation, the greatest problems are the prob lems which affect the home, and I welcome the co-operation and tbp in telligence and the interests of the women in helping us solve these dif ficult problems. Then, after the election of 1920 had passed, my judgment was vindicated, because I had stated on many occasions that the women had better judgment than the men, and when the votes, were in we discovered, where 'the votes were kept separate, that I had got ten more women votes than men and therefore I knew that their judg ment was better than the men. My friends, there are some prob lems that must be solved by the. ear nest co-operation of all the PgfefJe pf this Great Stated li thisc houraljere comes to my memory, if it is^parjj[ oiiable to mention them just a few things that make up the history which is called a back ground. It was fifteen years ago that I first met the eloquent Ex-Senator who ^losed the nominations. I met htm when I was representing tbe State Univer sity of North Dakota, in a State or atorical contest, and he was one of the Judges, and then I recollect as these memories come that the Gen tleman who seconded my nomination from Grand Forks County, the Hon. J. Nelson Kelly, of whom this -state has ho finer citizen, and no mora loy al gentleman to this party he was tbe one who trained me in that con test many years ago and then to have my name presented by ex-Sen ator Nelson', of Grand Forks County, wbo has always lived on his farm, NEW. PRICES Touring Car $1950 (War price $8100) Sedan $2850 'DISTRIBUTORS•' JipettowQ Noitk Dakpta IM I»I»»H nf)M M11M»|lM11IMHIHMflf timn i n 11 ROAD BUILDING REFLECTS ECONOMY DEMANDS OF STATE Bismarck, N. D., April '22.'-h- A de crease in the amount (if roadbullding in the state this year because of the general tendency toward economy is probable, according to engineers of the state .highway commission. At the samn time, with prices of road building reduced materially ,it is probable that $3,000,000 will be spent in the state on federal aid highway projects. The amount of road work planned in the state has been reduced by the state officials. It is estimated that there will be about $1,000,000 expended on projects carried over from last year and about $2,000,000 spent on new projects. The program for the year represents about a 25 percent reduction from the program as was embodied in the requests sub mitted for federal aid during tlie winter. Contracts let thus far this year show a material decline in prices. The prices are about 50 percent less than the peak of last year's prices about 25 percent less than last year's average prices, according to H. K. Craig, of the state highway commission office. Contracts let in clude 15.6 miles of gravel surfacing In Pierce county for $29,577.00 four miles of gravel surfacing in Ed dy county for $4,342.90 14.9 miles of gravel surfacing in Walsh county for $30,105.00. Not all of the federal r.id money available will be used in North Da kota this year. There is available $2,350.00.0 from the 1916, 1919 and 1921 federal appropriations and it is expected theie will be about $775, 000 made available by a 1922 ap propriation by Congress. The state has available for engineering pur poses $287,971.69 and it is expect ed the total amount available for the highway commission this year will be $340,000. Counties in the state have levied taxes to provide a bout $1,300,000 for road construction according to reports to the highway commission. The state money avail able for engineering services is not sufficient to provide for all requests for road construction that have been made, it is said. The. state administration's insis tence upon .economy in both state and county government has result ed in the abandonment of plans for considerable work, it is said by con tractors. whom I met more than twenty years ago, when we walked from the City of Grand Forks to the University with our dinner and back again and in the years that have passed, the friendship has grown stronger and stronger, that has bound us togeth er. And while he sat in the upper Branch of the Legislature',1 the Sen ator and I sat in the lower house, at Bismarck, we co-operated in 1917 for the same principles of govern ment. It is a fight my friends and I want to say this, that I am not afraid of majorities. In 1917 not more than a hand full of us sat in one of the most hostile houses that have ever gathered at the capltol. I was a fraid of many things, but I preferred to. sit in the minority and maintain for you men and women the things that I thought were right, in spite of the majority. And as that fight progressed there were some measur es presented by what was known as the Non-Partisan league, against whom vicious attacks had been con ducted and when I analyzed those, I felt that they were all right and T. exercised my independent judg ment to fight for them and I want to say to you now, that the course that I pursued then, I shall maintain all of my life. I care not, whether a measure comes to me from the Non partisans. the Democrats or the Re publicans if it spells in its language prosperity to a great people, I am for it. Ladies and Gentlemen of this Convention, it is not now the time to outline a campaign or its issues. I notice a letter that was published in one of the Fargo papers, that came from the Senior Senator of this State,, in which that Senior Senator answered a question in this man ner: I haven't affiliated with what Is known as the Agricultural Bloc in the Senate because it would in a measure lessen my influence, as bead of the finance committee, and I must not align myself with any group. If the choice should have come to me, I am for the farmers and not tbe monied interests of the east. Sena tors who come from different parts of the Nation, must present to the Senate ,the needs of their particular community. A democratic Senator who happens to come from ar State in which agriculture bas no place in the common school, I ask you in all fairness, has be at beart as mucb the interest of agriculture as a Democrat ic Senator who comes from a state which is entireiy dependent upon ag riculture and its prosperity, and tbe same is true with reference to re publican senators. And so, we discovered .in the Un ited States Senate, in order to get any relief (a farm bloc was neces sary) and we have gotten some relief, and that relief came from a group of Democratic and Republican Senators in the United States Senate, known feB the Agricultural bloc. Those of us who bave been raised on farms Who bave risen in the morn ing with the sun, rode horses, buck ing straw or foilowin' ga plow and tbe first money I ever received was fifty-cents, a day tor trucking straw —-know these problems. My broth er* live on farms twelve months out Of the year, and I go to visit them and talk to tbem about these prob lems about tbeir cows, about the marketing problems'we have to'eon tent with, and we bar* had one of these farms, a section and a half, since territorial day Do yon think for a minute, where all oar In Vtpii: terests are, mine are. not. I say to you it lies there on these great fields and prairies of the State of North Dakota. it was a great privilege, it was a great pleasure, to have been chosen the leader of this great party and then to have received the support of ,so many splendid and loyal inde pendent republicans in 1920. I went 'through this great state from Coun ty to County, for eight weeks, when I met you who sit here to-day trying to tell, the people of this State what I thought was right and In North Da kota there was no place ever hard er to fill, and there was one thing that I tried to do, 1 wanted to take out of the hearts of the people of my State the hatred that was there and to put in the gospel of life, and I think I did that, even though I was defeated. There was a reference made here today by one of the gentlemen who spoke that it. seems that in a great crises it was necessary for some people to be thrown overboard. I agree positively with the statement of that gentleman and the illustra tion that he brought to you of the Titantic or the Lusitania disaster, there on the great highways of the ocean. I think we all fell that it is power and strength when there is placed within the power of a man the decision that he must throw over board into the death grapple of the waters, c.ertai nmen and women in order that others might be saved. I convention. We condemn the Republican congress for Its failure to In any way remedy or attempt to remedy our economic ills. We condemn their failure to assist In the stabilization of European markets before making a revision of the tariff. We condemn the Republican admin istration for its failure to have a representative at Genoa Conference where the question of trade and commerce between the nations of the earth is under discussion and where the question of the payment of the Indebtedness due to the United States from the other nations rep resented at this conference is now being considered. We believe our people have a great interest In this conference and that it is the duty of the president to have a representative there to look after this important interest. We denounce the seating in the United States Senate of Senator Newberry, of Michigan because of the fact that strong and convincing testimony established to all unbiased minds that it was the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by him and his friends that secured his election to this body, and we believe that the seating of said Newberry under the circumstances as estab Hsbed'h)* ttte'tfefetlm'Ony In the case sets a bad precedent and will result in lessening the respect of the people for this legislative body. We condemn the Republican administration for not carrying out the plans formulated by its predecessor looking to the rehabilitation of the farm markets of the European countries, the result of which has been to cause the agricultural interest of our country to lose its normal markets for our surplus products, resulting in the agricultur al Industry of this nation being forced to sustain a greater anti-war deflation than any other American industry. We condemn the Republican party for its failure to retrench the expenditures of public monies and we most heartily condemn now the sending of hoards of engineers and other agricultural officials through the country under the pretense of building high-ways and collecting revenues. The present republican administration has declared Itself commit ted to the policy of protection of American industries. We know of no Industry of the United States that is of so much importance and so necessary to the welfare of the people of the United States as the agricultural industry and we know as a matter of common knowledge that this industry has never received governmental aid or support from the Republican administration and we demand now that the doctrines of protection be extended to the farmers of the United States by at least temporarily fixing a minimum price at which their products shall be sold, such price to cover the entire cost of pro duction together with a reasonable profit. We claim that under existing conditions all things that the farmer must have to live on and to carry on his farm with, are not on a parity with the price of his products and he finds himself year after year producing grain cereals and meats at a loss. We demand that the government by legislation deprive the packers of the country of the ownership of the markets in which the meats of the country are sold and that they be established as open markets free from control of the pack ers of the country. We demand forthwith a change in the grad ing of grain and that the rules and regulations pertaining to the grading of grains be so made as to be fair to the producer and not be made altogether in the interest of the elevator companies and the millers. We demand that there be a revision in freight and passen ger rates downward as these rates enter largely into the cost of ev erything the farmer produces and into everything that he must have to live on and produce with. We are in favor of the soldier's bonus and that the same should be paid out of the excise profit tax. We most heartily endorse the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River waterway project. We urge tbe Federal Government to simplify the methods of the Federal Farin Loan Banks in the making of loans to the farmers. We are unalterably opposed to the existing tariff laws that per mit the millers of the United States to secure wheat from Canada mill it and mix it with the soft wheats of the country and send it a broad under the pretense of milling it in bond. We are opposed to the tariff bill now before Congress. We be lieve that the bill has been prepared and formed in the interests of the importers and the big Interests and if it becomes a law will Im pose greater burdens on agriculture and the people of our country. We most heartily endorse the administration of the Independent Voter officials elected at the recall election, for they have shown themselves to be efficient, capable and honest. We favor the dem ocrats of North Dakota inaugurating a system of co-operative mark eting laws and pledge ourselves to the carrying out of tbe same. We demand that there shall be a material decrease in the number of state boards and officials, many of which are unnecessary and are a great expense and drain upon the tax payers of tbe state. We de mand the repeal of Chapter 62 of the Laws of the Special Session of 1919 relating to monies and credits as the same are defined in section 2074 of the compiled laws of North Dakota for the year 1913. in' eluding bonds and stocks exempted from taxation and demand the enactment of a law taking all property of every .kind and character particularly taxing monies and credits because if there is any kind of property that should bear its share of taxation, it is monies and credits and nocks and bonds. We favor the enactment of a law governing the issue of bonus cer tificates to our solders of such a character as will prevent the buy ing up of these certificates at a great loss to the soldier, requiring those who purchase these warrants to pay the face value thereof or, in any event, not to exceed a discount of 10% from the face value. We urge upon the state, county, city, township and village school officials the importance of economising to the end that Jtaxes now ex tremely burden some shall be lightened. We urge the early completion of the state terminal elevator and mill that tho same may be placed In .opte^ttoh at thf ttrllMt possi ble date and be given a fair and thoroufh trlal. "We urge that th« Bank of North Dakota be converted into 9 PAGE THREE want to say to you that I agree with the spirit, but I call your attention to the convention in Devils L^ke at the recall in 1921 it wasn't necess ary to'throw me overboard, I jumped overboard in order to save North Dakota, So, say to you my friends, who have been BO kind to me today, I am going to follow the same path of progress that have In the past. I am only sorry that 1 liavn't the en dowments that have been subscribed to me this afternoon, but there is one thing I shall keep near the great body and the hearts of the people of my state, and If there ever comes to my ears the .demands that have come to the ears of others, high in the council of the nation from this state, it will not be necessary to throw me overboard, I will jump a galn, to save the state. "So, in closing, my friends, I want your support now that I am in the fight. I have done nothing with reference to this matter it has corne with such splendid outpour from the people of this state to me, I want your support and I want it starting at this very moment, and you men and women, I want to say to you that we are going to win this fight, and I am going to represent you in the Senate." A. .1. Ixrun Official Report®r On a motion of S. J. Doyle, Andrew J. Loran of Jamestown was made official reporter of the democratic DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM THE DEMOCRATS OF THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA in con vention assembled in the City of Jamestown, North Dakota on this 19th day of April, 1922, make the following resolutions and declar ations of purpose: We re-affirm our allegiance to the principles of Democracy as ex emplified in the administrations of Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland and Wilson. We feel that the American nation as well as the other great nations of the world are deeply indebted to that great demo cratic president. Woodrow Wilson, for the successful performance of the great task that fell to his lot in carrying on the greatest war ever known (o mankind. His principles of self determination in govern ment as enunciated by him has been a boon to all down-tro.'lden nations of the earth and because his promulgation of these principles nations that became absorbed by greed and conquest are now rehab ilitated and are enjoying liberty and freedom. We hereby pledge ourselves to the accomplishment of democratic successes and Ideal of President Wilson and we hereby tender to him our sympathy In his sickness and hope and trust that he will soon be in his usual good health. We pledge our belief In and our support of the principles of the League of Nations as the best means of pro moting world peace. W^lif We urge that, until taxes have been materially reduced all public improvements except of immediate necessity be deferred.. farm loan teak. 3ESB23S.