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Mr. Hooper said the only thing he
desired to bring before the meeting
'.was the cbpy of the resolutions passed
by the board.
"I have done that and they will nov
'take the matter up," Mr. Hooper said.
.''."We were surprised to find out thai
these men had never officially re
'celved a copy of this resolution. The
j'board thought they had. Of course
'ythey .had seen parts of it and pos
.:-VfUbly all of It in the newspapers, but.
'/"•officially it had never reached them."
"Inasmuch, as we discussed this
resolution with the railroad execu
tives, it was only natural that we
should see that it was brought beforo
this body this morning."
'. President Lee of the trainmen ac
*. cojnpanied Mr, Hooper back to th,e
labor board offices fend then returned
to the brotherhood conference.
Plan Separate Hearings.
The union meeting broke up soon
after Mr. Hooper left with an an
nouncement that the five organiza
tions would hold separate hearings
about 1 p. m., and a Joint meeting at
3 p. m.
... I.abor leaders after the morning
se^slc^n Indicated that there was no
change in the situation, but one of
them,vhen asked what would happen
a,t' the 3 o'clock meeting this after
noon, 'said:
"You can.pever |ells"
Terms of Holing.
Hooper Of Railroad Labor
Board Attends Meeting
And' Informs Men Of De
cision Of Board Regarding
Strike Lee Believed To
Be Supporting Peace Plan.
Press.)—Ben W. Hooper of the
iVoS 'tillroad labor board left the confer
,-^i] ence today ol the big five union ex
'iiifc .seutives shortly after noon. He said
SV the strike had not been settled yet,
«:$'.& that settlement could hardly be ex
pected while, he was at the meeting.
"Did you settle the strike?" Hooper
*'.v was asked.
"Well you could hardly «expect
vthem to do that 'with mo in there,"
he' replied. "I was not. sent by the
board, but went on my own volition.
Still believe that the only basis of
C': settlement is the resolution adopted
'.fey the board the other day."
Mr. Hoopet referred to the board's
-^request that "the men refrain from
.'striking arid give the board a chance
to act ort questions of further wage
^reductions or rules changes that the
railroad may, bring before It.
?v Mado No Promises.
Mr. Hooper stated after the meet
.ing that he wanted it understood that
he had made no promise for the board
or for himself,
It was stated .that in addition 'fa,
reading •fthe ^hiaxd'* resolution to^th*
~Jag0tlltSf*arS8fl^aclion at this time.
The leaders said that Mr. Hooper'o
remarks, would be taken up in the
separate, meeting#' and later by the
combined meeting.
The executives of the Ave' unions
reassembled In a Joint., session at 3
o'clock. Just ^before Joining the
meeting. W. G. Lee, president of the
trainmen, said:
"The situation Is unchanged Insofar
as the trainmen are concerned. Our
strike ballot says that when one of
the other union3 goes out we go.
Chicago. Oct. 27.—(By the Associ
ated Press.)—Terms of the railroad
labor board's final ruling on the strike,
ii ihe biard decides one shall be
nrre"-ar.v, as discussed informally by
menibers of the board, brought out
these salient points:
1—That the Impending, walkout
must' not be called.
2—TTiat the walkout, if called, will
be in violation of the transportation
act as it will be .in rebellion against
dec',-ion No.. 147—tile July 1 wage cut
made1 by the board pursuant to its
authority under the/act.
S—That the board will regard the
strike, ).f called for" any other reason
than dissatisfaction with the July 1
decision, as fevidence of "conspiracy
to paralyze transportation." The
board holds it would be contrary to
court decisions that the "right to
strike" exists only where the strike
called is called upon the grounds set
foi$h in the strike ballots. 'This re
fers to statements by union leaders
that while the strike is not so much
in protest against the July 1 decision,
they fear that further reductions in
wages and changes in working condi
tions will be made by the roads.
4—That menibers of the "big five"
and telegraphers' unions remiain at
work and rely upon the board to
safeguard their interests from further
encroachments pqsBibly contemplated
by the roads.
Chicago, Oct. 27.'—At 9:45 o'clock
f, this morning Ben ,W. Hooper, mem
ber of the United States railroad labor
board, left his office for the Masonic
temple, where presidents, general
ry chairmen and executive committees
of the five big unions were in session..
Mr. Hooper was expected to maCke
a final appeal on behalf of the gov
ernme'nt for calling off the threatened
"y The board's proposal, it was re
^uarantee that neither-
ported^ is a .guarantee that
considered until all pending cases are
disposed of.
Mr. Hooper was accompanied by
'A. F. Whitney, vice president" otf the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Their presence led reportsxthat
W. G. Liee, presiden jf the train
men, yf&p (jacking the peace move.
Call is Unofficial.
Mr. Hopper said before gping into
the meeting room that he was mak
ing the call unofficially and that .he
had a "vague possibility" for a settle
ment in 'llis mind, which he would
outline to the union men. "It is very'
vague, though," he added.
More than 200 union men were as
sembled when the. two railroad labor
board members arrived.
The meeting was arranged by
Walter L. McMenimen, labor member
of the board and. a former official of
the trainmen's organization. Mc
Menimen. however, did not aceomp-..
any,.Hooper and Whitney to the hall.
Alfred P. Thorn, counsel tor the
(Continued on Page 1C)
The Herald has completed ar
rangements for a thorough report
of' recall' election returns. IheA
reports trill begin to mdt The
Herald office shortly after tbe
polls doeo at 9 'o'clock Friday
night, and they will be mega
phoned ds quickly, as tbejr are re
ceived. Arrangements have been
made for 'the .use of a Magnavox
for calling off returns.
The polls will be open from 0
a. m. .to 9 p. m. Intereeted- par
ties, can save both The Herald
and themselves much annoyance
if they do not call for election
reports until after the polls arc
closed. Too enthusiastic folk
heretofore have been in the
habit of. calling about 0 o'clock,
three hours before the polls dose,
and. asking "how the election
came out."
toss of $200,000 When Ho
tel, Garage and Hardware
Store Are Destroyed.
Bismarck, N. D., Oct. 2.7.—Loss of
$200,000 was caused early today when
fire des r^ytal the Northwest hotel in
had been guesta Automobiles in the
figures of North Kakota pioneier diura
had been puests, mitomobllee in the
Independent garage were 'burned and
the hardware stock of John Bortell
was destroyed, early today.
An explosion, which resounded thru
the city, started the fire. in the ga
rage, which was in a frame building
in the rear of the hotel. The cause of
the explosion' is unknown as there was
no one in the garjege.
Within two hours the garage and
automobiles and the three story
Northwest hotel, were in ruins. So
quickly did the fire spread to the ho
tel, 'that some of the 25 guecrts fled
without, alt. of, their belongings and
none of the fvrniture was saved.
Ojioe Fine Hostelry.
The Jjorthjvest hotel, once the fin
est hostelry 3n'K' Bismarck, was for
imB-ljr- Bneridan house, being one'
Offices of the state fire marshal and
state mine inspector on the second
floor of the Northwest hotel building
were burnerf' and many records de
Senator Harrison Brands it
"Unfortunate and
Washington, Oct. 27.—President
Harding's address in Birmingham on
the race question was described as
an "unfortunate and mischievous ut
terance," by Senator Harrison of Mis
sissippi, one of
wftfe cuts nor rulee changes will beljn giving^ nini ©very right under the
[T„T. ua
to/ftfc' preate'nt site at- Main and Fifth
streets and brick .veneered. The hotel
Was p^ned by the Northern Pacific
Railrpa4 company and was leased by
B. G. Patterson.
\Lqs9 on the hotel btiilding was es
timated at )«0,000, contents |40,000f
loss to automobiles and garage of" O.
W. Rotterts at $80,000, with smaller
losses aggregating $200,000.
Democratic lead­
ers of the senate, in a formal'state
ment issued today. 'Senator Watson,
Democrat, Georgia, also issued a
statement .'in which he declared
was "a great pity that a northern
man, holding the highest office on
earth should go down into ,tbe south
and plant there fatal germs in the
minds of the black race."
"The president's speech was un
fortunate," said Senator Harrison,
"but to have made it in the heart of
the south where, in some states, the
negro population predominates, was
unfortunate in the extreme.
"Of course e^ery rational being de
sires to see the negro protected in his
life, liberty and property. I believe
law to which he,, is entitled, but to en
courage the niegro who in some states,
as in. my own, exceeds the white popu
Ition, to. strive through every political
avenue to be glaced upon equality
with the whites, is a blow to the white
civilization of this' country that will
take years to combat.
"If the president's theory is carried
to its 'ultimate conclusion, namely,
that the blacks person, either man or
woman, should have full economic
and political rights With the. white
man and a woman, then that means
that the black man can rtrive to be
come president of the United States,
hold cabinet'positions and occupy the
highest places of public trust in the
nation. It meant that white women
should work, under black taen in pub
lic places, as well as in all trades and
Himiesota and North Dakota:
Unsettled tonight and Friday
probably rain not mncb change
in temperature.
'1 .mi
No Landslides Likely Either
Way But there Are
Enough Voters Who Are
Disgusted With Present
Administration To Win
The Recall Election,
Analysis of the reports received
from all parts of the statjs indicate
that there is little likelihood of a land
slide either
in the recall election
to be held Friday, but tliat if the In
dependents of the stdte "get out and
vote" the Independent candidates and
initiated laws will go across by a fair
Working majority.
This victory can only be won, how
ever, if the Independent voters go to
the polls and cast their ballots.
The situation in the" state was sized
Up today by Congressman George
Young in the following words:
"I' am convinbed that there are
enough people in the state who desire
the removal of the -present state ad
ministration to elect the Independent
candidates by a comfortable margin
if they will all go to the polls and ex
press that desire."
This view is borne out by the fol
lowing reports from the various sec
tions of the state, which give the most
authentic information on the situation
the Herald has been able to secure:
Northeastern Section.
Beginning in the northeastern sec
tion "of the. state, Pembina, Cavalier
and Walsh counties have given the
Independents large majorities for the
last two years. If anything these
should be increased at Friday's elec
tion. There are no large cities in
.these counties but the rural vote is
generally anti-league.
In Grand Forks county there should
be substantial Independent gain if
reports from the rural precincts can
be relied upon.
Southeastern Section. :.
In the last general election the in
dependents carried Traill county by
325 Votes. This should be materially
increased this year. In Steele county,
Just to the west of Traill, Frazier se
cured a majority of less than 100 In
the 1920 election. There should be
at least an even break in this county,
with .the odds indicating a slight Inde
pendent majority.
Reports from Cass county are con
flicting. The indications are that the
Independents may have lost some
strength in the city of Fargo.
•Whether this will be made up by'
gains in the .qountry precincts is ,un?
CeriaMni but in any case the iriftl**
pe^dfiits will carry ..the county.
In Toaftier and 'Rolette co&ntiea,
whatever change there is will be in
favor of the Independents.. There is
a' posslbillty that the league-may lose
id Towner oounty by a ifSajority which
Vill put that county firmly in the
Independent column. Last year
O'Connor carried the county by 16
votes, so it was practically a standoff.
Lack of wind prevented the confi'a- county by 167 votes. The strong-cam
gratiOn from spreading to other patgn which Senator Gronna of La
buildinga in the business district.
Most of the loss is covered by insur
In the last general election the
Nonpartisan league carried Nelson
kotia' has made for the Independents
in the present campaign will probably
result in a reversal of this vote.
Ramdey htw always been a strong
Independent county and will un
doubtedly remain so in the present
In the last election Frazier carried
Benson county by 347 votes. Tliere
should be nearly a standoff in this
county in the present election, al
though Senator W. J. Church and
other leaguers there have been mak
ing a strong campaign to keep it in
the league column.
Central Group.
the central group of counties,
Griggs and Kddy were Nonpartisan
league strongholds. The leaguers
will carry these counties again this
year, but the indications are that
their majorities will be reduced.
There has been little change In
Foster, Wells and Sheridan counties,
but what change there has been is
against the league.
McLean county has been one of the
strongest league counties in the state,
but the league majority there will be
cut down this year.
South Central Gronp.
Of the counties along the main line
of the Northern Pacific east of the
Missouri river, Barnes and Stutsman
will show important Independent
gains, acoording to rerports. In. Stuts
man county the Independent leaders
look for an increase of 4)0 votes in
their majority.
There is little*change 'in Kidder,
and in Burleigh oounty there will be
a sljght loss, probably 150 votes by
the Independents.
There has been a lack of organisa
tion work in Emmons, Logan and
Mcintosh counties, and the result
ttiere is doubtiul. Probablyjhcre will
Re no great change either way from
the conditions last fall.
In the 'general ejection of last year
the Independents carried Sargent and
Dickey counties by majorities of be
tween 200 and 300. These should
show increases.
On the other hand. the leaguers
should lose a material number, in
Ransom and LaMoqre, which they
have always carried by big majorities.
Northwestern Section.
The biggest change of the present
election should be found in the north
west^ Here Bottineau, Renville,
Burke, Mountrail Divide and Wil
liams have constituted the backbone
of the league strength in the state.
According to all reports, the
leaguers are in for heavy losses in
Burke and Divide counties, and.prob
ably lii Mountrail. A revolution in
sentiment is reported from the east-
tlneau county is still strongly league,! I'll, take my medicine."
(Continued on Page 3.)
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Aboard Steamship. Kashiha Maru,
Oct. 26.—(By Radio to the Associ
ated .Press.)—-Japan stands ready to
cut down her navy if the powers reach
an understanding at the forthcoming
conference at Washington on limita
tion of armaments and Far Eastern
questions, according to Vice Admiral
Tomosaburo Kato, member of the
Japanese delegation to Washington,
which is traveling to America-aboard
this ship.
Texas Representative Main
tains That His Remarks
Were Not Obscene.
Washington, Oct. 27. Hie
house defeated today a resolution
to expel Representative Blanton,
Democrat, Texas. This action
forecasts a favorable vote on a
resolution to censure and to di
rect public reprimand of the Tex
as member.
The vote on the resolution was
208 for expulsion and 113 against
and one voting present. This
iackcd eight votes of the neces
sary two-thirds to expel the Tex-
Mr. Blanton entered the chamber
a moment before the chaplain's pray
er and took his accustomed seat on
the second row and during Mr. Mon
dell's speech sat with his hand to his
lips looking, in the opposite direction.
He was pale, but smiling, when
Speaker Gillett gave him the privilege
of the floor.
"If corridor reports are true," Mr.
Blanton said, "this will 'be my last
speech in the house.
"With God as my witness I had no
intent other than protecting citizens
in their rights. There is not an im
proper word used by me in the print
ed speech, and the sole and only doc
ument therein that has improper
language in it is the sworn affidavit
of a government employe that was
filed with the public printer."
There' was a request from the dem-
Continuing Mr. Blanton declared a
New York lawyer had informed him
leagues what newspapers were say-
ing about him.
Striking a dramatic pose he shout
"No man who ever went to the
scaffold suffered more than I have.''
Reading a newspaper clipping, Mr.
Blanton declared there had been an
effort to inject politics into the af-
Analysis Of Situation In State
Promises Independent Victory If
Voters Get To The Polls Friday
o^the eKe is of S
Siat it ^fnit o^Lted ol^he
Blanton Enters.
Promises Improved Credit
For State With I. V. A.
Denies League Charge That!
I. V. A. is Opposed to
Labor Legislation.
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 27.—A repre
sentative Fargo audience turned out
to meet the next governor of the
state last night..
Men and women voters, business
men, professional men, laboring men
and farmers from nearby rural points
listened with grave Interest to speech
es delivered by R. A. Nestos and A.
G. Divet.
Auditorium Filled.
The auditorium was comfortably
filled., William Greeni state's attor
ney for Cass county, acted as chair
man of the meeting.
In spite of the fact that Mr. Nestos
I has been on the stump almost in one
stretch since the early part of June
and delivered from two to five speech
es daily he showed no effect of the
strenuous stump life except that his
I voice was not quite as clear as usual.
Mr. Nestos was given a rousing ova
I tion when he appeared on the stage
Washington, Oct. 27.— Substitution ani when he was Introduced by
of a vote to censure instead of expul- Chairman Green who paid a glowing
sion of Representative Blanton of tribute to the record of the Independ
Texas, was proposed in the house to
day by Representative Garret, Ten
nessee, the acting democratic leader
after the Texas representative had
ent candidate and his cause.
Victory Forecast.
"Every report from around the
made a dramatic defense of his ac-iBtate indicates a sweeping victory for
tion in inserting in the Congressional'the Independent program and the
Record matter characterized as ob- ticket at tomorrow's election," said
Jectlonal by house leaders. Mr. Nestos.
^Adoption of the resolution was ask- "The chief effect of this will be the
the republican leader who de- immediate improvement of the" credit
toil- of the state. There seems to be no
question but that the instant result of
presented on ibe
Mr.'^MnideU characterized the ob
jectionable worAi in' the-. affidavit in
serted in the-Congresslonal Record .by
.Blanton as unspeakdbly vile, foul,
filthy, profane, "blasphemous and' ob
scene." i.
"I know.fnembers of.the house will
a^free it Was the vilest thing they ever
iaw in print," he added. "If I were to
recite here even a portion of these
words I, myself, would be subject to
for the
be the
Independent forces
resumption of the making
of real estate loans in North
by the people of
Wisconsin, Illinois
and other states, who have been mak
ing loans in wr state during the past
Reasons for Pew'Sales.
"Tetters recently received from
them by the loan men in our
state, who have been trying to
sell them real estate mortgagee
this year state Very plainly and
emphatically the reasons why they
do not- care to buy North (Da
kota's mortgages, warrants and
tax certificates under the present
circumstances and indicate un
questionably that the defeat -of
'the industrial cnmmisslon and
the adoption of the Independent
program r.nd the election of the
Independent candidates will bring
to an end the present orgy of dis
honesty. incompetence and ex
travagance and again make them
anxious to buy the North Dakota
securities and invest their
moneys in this state.
Better Management Needed.
"They admit that North Dakota
without the inflated land values and
with its comparatively small bond in
debtedness is fundamentally in better
ocPaiTc VdrfV Mr°B.amon"to rai'^e fon^erably more desirable field for
his voice, but he declared he was Investments as soon as it is sure that
physically unable to do ao. Mr. Blan- honesty, efficiency and economy will
ton said he "caused all improper guiding principals in the man
words in the affidavit to be abbreviat- jagement of all of the state's business,
ed." I "To make this improvement in our
At this point Mr. Blanton asked that I credit more .marked we shall there
in justice to his family his remarks, fore need to separate from the pub
other than the affidavit, be put back lie payroll the large number of em
in the record. Mr. Mondell objected,
and a few members applauded.
condition th^in any other state in the
union and that, therefore, it will be a
ployes, who now spend a great share
of their time serving their political
masters and to retain in the service
of the state and to employ those only
that the record waT not unmailable who are competent and are willing to
because of the including of alleged render the state a full month service
obscene matter. After reading a while for each month's pay.
from a prepared address Mr. Blanton "When this is done and made'mani
began to speak extemporaneously. He fPSt that in the management of pub
spent several minutes telling his col-
llc 5ffairs and ln thf attltude of the
Frequent attempts were made by nass life of the state will be the pur
members to interrupt Mr. Blanton, pose and program of the Independent
.but lie refused to yield the floor. He candidates if elected to office."
declared if he could be convinced)
that he had dorie wrong he would' get Denies Ixsaguc Charges.
on his knees and apologise to each Noticing a large number of work
member'of the house. ingmen in the audience Mr. Nestos
"But I have not." he added. I early tfn bis speech took the oppor-
tottering banks there is goinj to be
the most constructive and helpful co
operation instead of a seeking to serve
political friends and workers. The
confidence of the outside world in the
state of North Dakota will be fur
ther confirmed and the credit of our
fair, with suggestion that the Texas state made strong.
senatorship was at stake. "Such restoration of the state's
','And yet the newspapers say I am eredtt and the solving of tht? problems
the enemy of labor," he shouted, of the state in a constructive spirit as
"Why I delivered graperies at the will show that they propose to be
back door of every home in the capi- come his servants, of all people of the
tal of Texas." state for the upbuilding of the busi-
Then with a catch in his throat he tunity to deny the charges spread by
told how he went to his wife and the league state committee during the
said to her that he could not carry on last few days that the Independents
his fight against the attempt to would repeal the eight hour law,
''59v'e^'ze the country without funds. workmen's compensation and other
She stood with me and 1 sold our
home, spending .every dollar we had
but It is significant that some of the "Resign?—never." speakers to point to a single thing in
strongest leaguers there have tAkenj "When
no part in the present campaign. I .pierces my vitals I never squawk," the Pointed to enmity against labor.
-Ward, which swung over into 'the Texan theti'added.
Independent county at th.e last elec- The Garrett resolution declared our state does not bear out the
tion, should remain there by a greatly, that In offending the house and peo- charges in the league press and made
increased majority. 'The same is true pie by publication of offensive matter on the platforms by league'speakers
of Pierce, which' was ^carried by the
Independent forces last year by a
margin of .30 votes.
Sveinbjorn Johnson^ fhe "Fighting Parson- Rev. Birchenough and Haagenson Will Sneafc. 8 P. H, Musio EvmliodV
right to kick me out if you want and
ern part of 'Williams county, wy,- i^ui iu kiuk juc wuv *». waui ouu a
which organized labor has
advocated and
^0nS0red at the last
sessions of the legislature. He
tv,, )lnn
adversaries' cold steel!'"® fe5°5i opposition which
in the record. Mr.- Blanton deserved that the Independent'forces of the
"the-severe rebuke and drastic cen- state ai)fe opposed to legislation which
sure of the house." It Also directed would be *of benefit to organized laboi
representative publicly at the bar of
the house. (Continued on page 3)
"The history of labor legislation in
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Final Appeal
For Honesty
In Election
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 27.—"For
the sake of the state and its peo
ple let us have a full vote, and an
honest election," is the final word
of the Independent joint cam
paign committee .in regard to the
recall election Friday.
The statement was issued to
day in response to more wild
eyed charges of duplicate signa
tures to petitions, etc., contained
in the Fargo league organ.
The committe's statement fol
"The Nonpartisan league lead
ers, and newspapers are claiming
insufficient signatures to the re
call petitions. They lie. All work
ers are hereby urged to get the
independent vote out in spite of
weather arid roads and to vote in
spite of bluffs and threats.
"Treating and electioneering
are illegal tomorrow. Have all
offenders arrested immediately.
"For the sake of the state and
its people let us have a full vote,
and an honest election."
Sale Will Take Place to Pay
Loan Made by One of
Plant Closed For Year
Probably Will Not Re
deem Property.
(Herald Special Service.)
Faitro,-~N..D., Oct. 27.—Part of w?st-!
Fafgo, a few-years ago the boom 'town
of the Equity Ctp-operative Packing!
company, will be sold under, execution
sale on December 3 to satisfy a judg-:
ment of $5fifT54.20, entered in the!
Cass county district court this week.!
Date Announced.
The date of execution sale was an
nounced this morning by Sheriff Fred!
Kraemer, who is taking action at the
roque3t of Louis A.ltenbernd of Sabin,
Minn., a director in the packing com
pany, and in whose favor the judg
ment and decree was entered against
the packing company.
Practically 30 houses, once the!
homes of the employes who worked
in the plant, which has been closed
for about a year, and 82.24 acres ofj
land will be sold.
These houses sprang up like magic!
following the completion of the big!
plant and employment that it offered!
for several hundred persons.
Made a I.-oan.
On June 10, 1920, Louis Altenbernd
made a loan ta the Kquity Co-opera-!
tive Packing company at the time!
when the institution was badly in1
need of financial backing.
Altenbernd, it is understood, mort-'
gaged his farms and real estate in
Minnesota to raise the amount needed
by the plant and took a mortgage on
the houses and some of the real es-,
institution of the mortgage fore-!
closure proceedings brought no an
swer from the directors and other of
ficials of the plant with the result
that, judgment was proved by default.!
when the action came before Judge
A. T. Cole of Cass county district!
It wan said this afternoop that the
Kciuity Co-operative Packing company1
is not like'y to redeem the property
because of the financial condition of|
the corporation.
Of French
towards closed and
Aviator Is Found By
Fishermen In Peru
Ancon. Peru. Oct. 27.^-Fishermen
I discovered here yesterday a skeleton.
which from the clothing still cling
ing to it. was identified as that of Jose
Rnmanet. a French aviator whose
airplane was lost at sea Septembpr 27.
The remains were taken to Lima,
where they will be buried with mili
tary honors.
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Syeinbjorn Johnson, A. 0.
Birchenough And Mrs. E."
C. Haagenson To Speak
"Fighting Parson" Says
Mr. Johnson will reach Grand Forks
late this afternoon or early this eve
ning. He spoke last night in Cavalier,
•being greeted by an exceptionally
large crowd in that city. Tonight he
will wind up one of the most intensive
campaigns in the history of the state.
Kvery Independent, voter in Grand
Forks should make an attempt to at
tend tonight's meeting. A. large num
ber of people from the surrounding
iprecincts are here for the meeting,
for they are unusually anxious to hear
the campaign issues discussed.
Columbus Ga., Oct. 27.—President
Harding arrived here early today on
hi« four day swing through the sonth
and with members of his party visited
Camp Benning, an infantry school
near here.
The president's train made a two
hour stop at Camp Benning,' where
from an observation post in the midst
of the parade gro-jnd Mr- Harding
got a close up of the bueiAess oif w«ur
as it was conducted by the American
troops in the .-Argonne. A., battalion
oewthifc^frHf-'MiWBhtry advanced" past
him firing real ammunition while
overhead whined a high explosive and
sharpnel barrage from a battery of
75s far in the rear.
He spoke from a truck in the rail
road yards with Mr. Harding, loaded
down with the .city's contributions of
flowers, standing beside him. He de
clared it was time to. end sectionalism
and stand united to make a better na
tion and a better world.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. ?7.—Atlanta was
gaily decorated today in flags and
bunting in honor of President Hard
ing and his party, whoss program on
arrival early in the afternoon from
Columbus. Ga., included luncheon
with a brief address there and a pub
lic address at the Grady monument
late in the day.
Washington, Oct. 27.—Senate Demo
crats renew&d today the fight for a
greater tax on corporations after this
calendar year than is proposed by the
compromise revenue revision program
agreed upon by Republican leaders.
The senate worked today under a
unanimous consent agreement tha*
before recess it would dispose of all
amendments to the corporation in
come tax section, except that, by Sen
ator Walsh. Democrat. Massachusetts,
proposing a graduated tax of 12^ t»
25 per cent dependent upon the siise
of the. net profits of the corporation.
The maximum rate would apply on
a'l that part of net incomes in excess
of *500.000.
League Lies Are Exposed In
Check of Ward County Names
Minot, N. D., Oct. 27.—How the Nonpartisan league to falsifying
the facts in fts charges of false signatures on the recall petitions his
been shown here in the last two days.
Wednesday morning the Fargo Courier-News stated that George
Schiefer of Kemnare, whose name appeared on one of the petitions, had
denied signing it.
Much Progress Has Been
Made In Fight Against The
The Independent "Voters'
ciation's campaign in connection with
the recall election will close at 8
o'clock tonight with a monster mask
meeting in the city auditorium,.which
will be addressed by Sveinbjorn John
son. candidate for attorney general
Rev. A. O. Birchenough of Lcrimore,
"the fighting parson," and Mrs. •,
C. Haagenson of Grand Forks.
The Grand Forks Municipal ban#
has been engaged for the occasion. It
will be on the streets early this after
noon to play preliminary programs,
after which it will go to the auditor
ium to remain throughout the meet
Mr. Birchenough arrived in Grand
Forks this morning. He has been
campaigning in the middle tier of
counties and in the Missouri Slope dis
trict. He was greeted by packed
houses wherever he spoke. Tn com
mentlng on the campaign this morn
ing, Mr. Birchenough said that the
Independents had made much head
way in all sections of the state.
General. debate, on this section of.
the bill was to end at 4 p. m. Amend
ments then would be in ord*r with the
sponsors given five minutes each to
explain their proposed changes.
New York. Oct. 27.—Hw loot
obtained by automobile bandits
in the hoVlnp of a mail track
here last Monday dight was an
nounced by Postmaster General
Hays today as $1,454,12«A8.
Today Schiefer made an affidavit declaring that lie did aign'
the petition, thus giving the lie to the Oosirter-Brtrws article.
League editor Admits Fakc^
Furthermore, Olaf Ribb, editor of the Ward County Farmers' Press,
has admitted that he changed one of the names on the recall petition
circulated by M. C. Bromaghiem.
One Fred Ewing signed Bromaghiem's petition. Rlbb published his
name as Fred Bright, a man who had -been out of the county for some
time past, and this was duly chronicled ln the Nonpartisan league prete
as an instance of Independent crookedness. "*(v -7-
When confronted by Mr. Bromaghiem. ltowoer,
changing (lie signature, attempting to alibi himself wtth «be ctatan
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