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Many Resolutions By Farm i Bureau~ Meetings, and Many' Letters and Pettlions Sent in His Behalf--Coun ty Commnissioners Discharge An derson Because of Personal Dislike. Following we reproduce minutes of several meetings of Sheridan Coun ty, Farm Bureau held throughout the 'County in the past two." or three weeks. The farmers are demanding that the Farm Bureau use their. utmost in fluence to bring about the retainment of County Agent Anderson as county agent of Sheridan county. There is no reason why that An derson should not be retained as he is a very efficient man and the only difficulty is. that Jud Matkini - and some of the old loot gang don't like him. MINUTES OF MEETINGS Minutes of Westby ,Community meeting, Jan. 1, attendance t25. Chairman P. G. Anderson. County Agent Anderson explained the program of work adopted and re ported the committeemen elected. He further. explained the Farm Bureau and the methods employed to get re sults. The Farm Bureau and politics was. also discussed by him. He also made brief discussions on Creamery forage crops. organization, poato warehousing and B. F. Sparrow, agent State Imple ment Co., spoke on Methods of Dry Farming in WasHington and the prin ciples of the Rotary Rod Weeder. F. R. Babcock, D~ivide County Agent, Ambrose, N. D., spoke on "Farm Bureau Work in Divide Coun ty," Potato Culture, Diversified Farm ing,- and Rainfall records at Williston. John Stoner, F. Bureau director, spoke on "The Work of the Farm Bureau oni Drouth Relief and the Drouth Relief Law. It was moved and seconded that a Drouth Relief Committee be elected to pass on ap plications. Carried. The following were elected : E. E. Morrison, Peter Keldsen, and Martin Nereson. Mr. Stoner explained the Farm Bu reau Budget for County Agent work for 1920, .and stated. that the County Commissioners had not approved the budget, because they desire another County Agent, and a change in the directors of the Farm Bureau. It was moved and seconded that Martin Nereson represent the Westby Com munity at the conference with the State County Agent Leader, the Farm Bureau directors, and the County Commissioners. Carried. Every citizen was requested to send in his membership to the Farm Bu reau, to the office at Plentywood. It was moved and seconded that a vote of thank be, extended to *the1 speakers and an invitation to return4 again soon. Carried. Adjourned. 4 MRS E. E. MORRISON, Secy.4 t`` e ought to maea hit" AND why notP Never were hSe tobaccos so skillfully blendedi C O eerds bring yei the best of Turkish and Dcmmsti hla4 blended as rie ut new ,i -ý !sos +at asOr. ~arin Berean tbugM for Counti Agent~works, stated the co nsone -ot arov $1 th+ e, want anothr ýunb Dfrectors of the Farm ThBreau. Ii was moved and seconded that A. M Johnson represent the Dooley corn, minity at the conference with State County Agent Leader, Farm Burens Directois, and County Commissioners and demand that the County Commis sioners approve the budget and the Farm Bureau Directors and retail Mr. Anderson. Carried. All farmer. and citizens were requested to write the Farm Bureau Directors and, Coun ty Commissioners. It was suggested that petitions be circulated and sent in with A. M. Johnson. Every citizem was requested to send in membership to the Farm Bureau. Adjourned. FRED DICK, Secy. Minutes Dooley Farm Bureau Com munity Committee, December 31, County Agent Anderson, acting chair man. After County Agent Anderson had explained the Farm Bureau, the fol lowing program of work was adopted and Community committeemen elect ed: Farm Bureau organization, chair. man, D. J. Cooper; marketing, Peter Schumacher; pest control, Jacob Ehr manntrant; crop improvement, J.. J. Robeit; Livestock Improvement, Iver A. Johnson; Woman's Work, Mrs. A. N. Wankel; boys' and girls' club, Fred Decker. As time would not'permit the work ing out of detailed projects it was decided to take these up later. FRED DICKER, Secy. Why Friends of De mocracySlIuld Join W. W.L V. Auxiliary I' I B. The Great War was essentially or, War of Nations, not a War of A mn mies. These Nations matched open, he tion with operation calling upon the ed citizens to lay aside their person ef work if it conflicted with the proseci p- tion of the war, and if it did not, the kg to make it more intensive. In add er tion to this call for service, each ni tion involved in the struggle urged el Seryone of its citizens to contribute rk his strength, time and money in suc tyextra activities as Red Cross and ho; ie pital service, public. speaking am~ ýr writing and a wide variety of othh ie work. In short the citizenry of then It nations was organized as never lm in fore in the history of warfare to sub 1_. port the armies in the field and th 1e navies on the high seas; and mak fn these armies and navies efficient an *y mighty. Men, women and childre performed almost incredible tasks i ýd the reserve trenches thousand of mile ..distant from the physical combat. That the services of civilians wer a of immense value during the war ha Le been attested to by the allied gov n eruments too often to make any oth er proof necessary. To the teacher r. called to help classify the draft ques L- tionnaires the United States saii ), that it should consider the service equail to the work of a soldier in the d field; and to the Four Minute Mel r whio spent their evenings spreading 1 *the gospel, f nationial co-operatioi and sippeaing ~or rifice from ev 1ery person, their work wm a. preciat ed, and the women and chile en wh( ,labored in countless ways to keel ithe mral of the soldiers to the per. fectfgtn pitch are deserving ol Credit in the victory. -IThe World War Ve~terans believE Tthat they have no right to prosecutE " their work of peace without the co operation of the men, women. any L children who are to be benefitted by Iit. It holds that the glory of war -Iis not something tg be gloated over in camp meetings anid convgnti.cu that rather wilat g!ory has ~one to teveterans who wore the khaki must be shared equally by all who served; Iand that this glory Is nothing to either veteran or civilian save as it is made to serve the coming genera Lion. The World War Vetetafl feels that he is as much the servant of humanity now as when he wore the uniform of his Country. Hence the World War Veterans are asking civilians to join them in their labor for the future good of America; and in order to make this request more than an ab straction they asked that these civi lians pay the Auxiliary fee _of one dollar ($1.00) and wear the " button inscribed as follows: "WORLD WAR VETERANS' AUX ILIARY FOR FREE SPEECH AND THE BALLOT." The Auxiliary members are asked to read the declaration of principals for which the World War -Veterans stand. Of primary importance is the objection to Universal Military Train ing. If the logic is 'sound that as cribed the woe of the world to the highly trained Prussianism that ex `t i~t4hltr ovc or ever min tyuioil . :~ ~slla kid:W Lot epea. th f*when ft. oace th opiportnty has been given M. to prevent it.? UiAre the- people of the United States' ate so. mid advanced in, spiritual force MU and are they so self-restrained that ~~tthey can be -trusted to build up ar ` ines and navies? The. people of thie Mexico anid -the other Amnericas -do am not believe so ay more than the era Frech believed in the. right of the Gteermans to establish militarism. The t'j people of the United States do not elee. ` so any more than did the po ent ple ofGermany,, helpless in the cloth seof the. giant that they had permitted ipto feed upon them. The World War Veterans believe that, the Great War should be the 3,last war and to this end they ask lir- their friends to wage relentless war agaist nivesalMilitary Training. fad Another important campaign must ol- be waged againset lawlessness -and ted disorder now rampant in the name of et- 'Aeicanism." The World War 1ir- Veterans believe in the Constitution, ter "as it is written:" and the right of hr- free assembly and free speech. J7. Against this misinterpretation of the rer Constitution the World War Veterans A. offered their united opposition' and red call upon all whom love liberty to re sist in every lawful manner the tyr Ic- anny of any press, platform, legisla ras ture of Court that seeks to abrogate the guarantee of personal liberty of speech and peaceful assembly. The World War Veterans believe -that President Wilson's original four teen points. are the proper basis of Universal peace; and they accordingly ask the members of the Auxiliary to. work for such a peace. They are de termined that the people of thle World have too much in common to be mov ed about the checkerboard of war on the slightest pretext. They feel that -f every Nationality has a right to live a and develop as long as they do not in r_ terfere with the rights of others. STo win a real peace the World War hlVeterans call all the members of the ýal Auxilary to assist by speech, vote and SOrganization in keeping the fourteen en points as proposed by the President of Hthe United States. For the citizens of the United a- States the World War Veterans de of sire a constructive Americanism -based hh upon the education of every citizen in s-the arts of peace. They recognize that Idat present ten children who enter erpublic schools only one is graduated sefrom a high school, due chiefly to the e-fact that parents cannot afford to Skeep their children in school. They 1erealize that of those who are gradu ated from high schools a large num h er are limited through the narrow ,nness of their course to low- wage oc in cupations, and that in these occupa ,stions they have little chance of self expression. Accordingly as citizens t Sthey can do little to help shape the destinies of their Country. As a con-t Is sequence they have to look upon thec t- despoiling of the fields, forests, minest 's and water-ways by the great finan s cial interests without being able tot dformulate a national policy for con- r. eý..;ý sertio of 4the nationa-l wealth; and S LATEST IMPROVE MENTS FOR N. D. STATE MILL GRAND FORKS ELEVATOR TO HAVE 1,600,000 BUSHELS CA PACITY. Grand Forks, N. D.-Final plans for the state mill and elevator to be located here call for the following: A mill 42 by 160 feet, eight stories nign, with a daily capacity of 3,000 barrels A c eaning house 60 by 120 feet and 184 feet high, equipped with the latest cleaning, washing and drying machinery. Storage bins with a total capacity of. 1,600,000 %iashels. Latest developments in loading and track facilities. A central power plant to develop 2,000 horsepower. fncrete ireproof construction is usethroughout. The plant will be abre to receive 10 to 15 cars of grain per hour and can ship out 12 to 20 cars. One of the distinct features is provision. for weighing the grain in the track hopper before it is taken into the elevator. Other. distinctive features pointed out by the architects are the follow mg:; 1. The gram can be cleaned as re ceived and the exact amounts of the various grains or seeds in the dock age credited on the carload receipt. 2, If the grain is damp itWcan be dried. 3. If the rain is smutty, musty or bin-burined it can be washed and 4. Ay carload shipment can be stored and resbipped without nmiing *&The b-pro~scnb prprl prepared and- handled to :fhe bet ad While thbe :ter minal elevators-'In the f~on they .perform= the work with -undue profit totna~vp Ad there is a great loss on, mucht of the, Nortly Dakota wheat becausez elevators which could p)erform the neesr.work are so distant from- the state. Nope of the private enterprises is designed of located with the direct object of sav ing money for the producer of the grain. . The Grand Forks elevator, like those erected at interior points by the Domnion government of Canada, will be of distinct service in that it will be able to take spoiling grain be fore the damage has become great. Cleaning at cost wil m great sav ing over what the individia1 farmer might be able to do with costly, small scale equipment. The p ublic elevators owned and op erated by Louisiana, Oregon, the port of Seatte and Canada do the same work and have all succeeded in per forztiing the services planned by the state of North Dakota. The addition of a state-owned mill increases the prospects of marked success. NEW TILMOTION IN TOWNLEY CASE L AW'7ERS FOR LEAGUERS AL LEGE 109 ERRORS MADE IN COUNTY COURT. St. Paul, Minn.-Attorneys for A. C. Townley, president of the National Nonpartisan League, and Joseph Gil bert, former League employe, %filed a motion for a new trial in Jackson county district court last week, alleg ing 109 errors by the court in thg trial of the case last summer, when the two men were convicted of a misdemeanor under the state sedition act. Judge Dean, who presided at what has been termed the most farcical trial in the history of the state, re ceived the motion for a new trial. No oral argument was made and the court reserved his decision. That Judge Dean will deny the mo tion for a new trial, making an appeal to the supreme court necessary, is confidently expected by the attorneys of Townley and Gilbert. Both before and since the trial Judge Dean has bitterly assailed the Nonpartisan league. The 109th error cited includes im proper conduct by the trial judge in 24 separate counts. Exceptions were taken to sarcastic and prejudicial re marks made by the court on various occasiqns during the trial and his threat to fine the League men's coun sel for "contempt of court." One of the rerors cited relates to the refusal Af Judge Dean to allow Mr. Townley to make his closing statement to the jury in his own behalf. Others relate to the unfair rulings of the court, niaking it impossible to impeach the itate's star witness, Ferdinand Tei ren, then and now under a fedeal,. I IWe Have Confidence That the year 1920 is going to bring Prosperity to our city and country beyond any we have ever experienced. After the trials of war and adverse farming conditions we face the future with undiminished courage and confdence. That the NEW YEAR may fulfil this prediction is the sincere wish of the officers and directors of SHERIDAN CO., STATE BANK PLENTY WOOD, " .'." "." .. MONTANA I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t- . i-qnag e raw. h court's action in re ig, toerilt attorney's fo: Towziley a*d, Gilbert .'o offer evidence e bo iU tJeloyat record of the a League and its o~cals iji the wa~ h also was cited as an error:. s . at; Ui suapremne court will orde Sa. new trial in the event that Judge hi Dean denies the .motion made lase e week is the- general opinion of attor f ntey s who have followed the case r judge Dean has admitted as mudl -himself.. P. In a vitrilolic statement at the con elusion of the trial after County At e torney Nicholas had recited .thi r oem, "I remember, I remember, the houe wereI was born," Judge Dear whecl redta it would be a miracle ii -there were not errors in the record He explained this curious statement -by saying that the attorneys foe r Townley and Gilbert had "irritated' -him, SEA1TL LABOR PAPER WINS SE DiTION CASE FEDERAL JUDGE HOLDS CRITI CISM OF AGENTS NOT ATT~ACK ON GOVERNMENT. Seattle, Wash.-Dismissal before trial is the action taken by United States District Judge Jeremiah Net erer in the charges of sedition brought against the Seattle Union Record and its editors. This decision not only frees this flourishing labor-owned daily paper from prosecution, but sets up a num ber of points which will have import ant bearing on other cases of similar character. Arrest of the Record editors and temporary closing of its plant fol lowed the printing of news reports giving a version of the Centralia tragedy which certain interests wished concealed and the publication of an editorial charging the reign of mob law to the open attempts of reaction aries to incite mob violence and to the failure of officers of the law to pro tect citizens in their constitutional rights. .TRIAL WASTE OF TIME In dismissing the case Judge Neter er said: "There is a distinction between the government of the United ,States and its administering agents. "The form of government is endur ing. The administering agents are selected periodically. "It would be an unnecessary con sumption of time and unnecessary ex pense to have all the evidence pre sented in court and then dismiss the case upon matters apparent in the record now.I "An attack upon the form of gov ermient of the United States is not accomplished by criticism of the poli cy of the administering agents or of ficial conduct of its servants. "An analysis of each of the char ges, and the plan set out, and the ermnent or the Coattýo United States. "sito) of "Justice, in my o that the demurer bepinion, is so ordered.", esustained j ESPIONAGE LA The indictment of thDE1 the Record charged cot edio der a 'section of the warconsp age act which Judge Neterinleespi to be nonexistent. All othera far as known, have side ter court ciding this important stnPed supreme court of the Uit ed has never really passed itd tutionality.elypse on its cone The conspiracy ag Record was consider eadnt the U4 in large part to the bus ere to be d of rival papers of the kseess Jeal riety. The Record was eptrpes years ago as a daily by rted unionists of Seattle and has e paying proposition fro ning. In the last year it hae 15,000 in circulation and the gan pers have suffered from the omp tionz. cope MEASURINGHAY IN THE STAC Chapter 91 of the 1907 semi laws of Montana give the foli04 regulations which prescribe the ner of measuring hay in the stack determine tonnage. The pr are: poii "That from and after the of this law, unless otherwis m to between the contracting Pm the following shall consti the e gal measurement of hay in Montan "Four hundred twenty (420) ct feet shall constitute a ton of clea native, blue joint hay, after thir days and up to three months of S( For Sale Bargain! EASY TERMS! EASY TERMSI 220 acre farm, fin- lard, un'kr cultivation, one-half mile east and one mile north of Froid, Montana. 1 Staude "Make-a-Tractor," and 1-16 Emerson Sulky. House and two lots, city water, old townsite, Plentywood. All items cheap. Easy Terms. A. R. Garneau Plenty wood, Mont.