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North Dakota Experiences
Imperative Need for F-L Party
By H. G. Teigan
The renomination of Senator Lynn J. Frazier in the North Da
kota primary on Wednesday, June 27, brings to mind the nomina
tion of I 4 razier and the Nonpartisan League slate in the Republi
can pi imary in 1916. The recent primary indicates how the farm
ers ol the Flickertail state have stuck to the movement and to
Lynn J. Frazier. It shows
oven without a dues-paying organiza
tion the North Dakota farmers have
remained loyal to the movement
which first brought Mr. Frazier into
prominence and which literally took
him from the plow and made him
governor of the state.
Frazier Enjoys Revenge
It must have given Senator Fra
zier a good deal of satisfaction to
win renomination over the man who
defeated him for governor in the re
call election in October 1921. It will
be remembered that R. A. Nestos of
Minot was the man who defeated him
in the recall election. It was the
same R. A. Nestos who went down
to defeat by a majority of approxi
mately 20,000 votes on June 27 last.
But not all Nonpartisan League en
dorsed candidates were successful in
the recent North Dakota primary.
Nearly half of them were defeated.
This is not surprising when one con
siders the circumstances.
Leaguers Still Nonpartisan
In North Dakota the Nonpartisan
Leaguers are still pursuing a "non
partisan'' policy. That is to say they
go into the Republican primary with
a full slate of candidates and attempt
to grab off the republican nomina
tions. The contention is of course
that after they have succeeded in
nominating their candidates it is al
most a cinch to elect them at the gen
eral election. And in this view they
are quite right.
In the primary, however, victory is
not so easily achieved. And this is
true even though the Leaguers, as is
unquestionably now the case, in the
state possess a majority of the votes.
There is no designation on the pri
mary election ballot to indicate which
of the candidates are League-endors
ed and which carry the support of the
I. V. A.'s (anti-leaguers). The voter
must possess information as to who's
who on the ticket or he may be vot
ing for an enemy candidate.
Strange Result—Fraizier Wins
Thoreson Loses
Senator Frazier as was stated be-1
fore defeated Nestos by approximate-!
ly 20,000 majority in the contest for,
senator. The Nonpartisan League
endorsee for governor, T. H. Thore
son, on the other hand, was defeated
by a margin of about 8,000 votes. It
is quite evident that the Frazier ma
jority represented quite correctly the
League's strength in the primary,
Why then did Thoreson fail of elec
tion ? Simply because his opponent
Geo, J. Schafer, was much better
known to the average voter in the
state than was Mr. Thoreson. Many
thousand Leaguers voted for Schafer
because they did not know who
the endorsee of their faction.
And what was true on the gover
norship was true on several offices.
The Leaguers
won several nomi
nations, it is true, but these were won
by candidates who are either now
holding office or were as well known
among the voters as were those sup
ported by the I. V, A,
t aK "® Had Organization in 1916
.r", 1 ÎJ 6 wb ^P Mr. Frazier and the
othp*- Nonpartisan League endorsees
won the Republican nominations, the
League possessed a remar Kable orga
Sf'arlv Al in at that V™ e
t°' 0()0 du ff'P^' n *C member?
«^îiîô aßUC ' • •i.*'" 1 J? ucn . an or K a -
Siôn V S°S SL. th f. . vot « s
mflîïiÏÏL rt . • "* 0t d i ffl ®? lt t0 fa -
with thP n«° f î h . e * VO ï rs
the h sît h uatton ca ; d ; dates - £ ut
Nomurtkin" ^ different today. I,ie
V Lea sue no longer pos
T aUd
tne newspet,,» 1 ^«- supporting the Lea
• , by e tW aC ipp n osPk ^ UtnUmbered 5 1
It is -on'rent that if i 0
of North I î î h llL h Leaders
Ts C C
Farnmr Lab( ktes
would haxt no difficulty iv making a
clean sweep of the offices. While
there would undoubtedly be a differ
ence in the vote received by the sev
eral candidates endorsed*^ by the
League, no voter would go astray as
to the candidates to be supported
The party designation on the ballot
would he a perfect guide to the voter
on that point.
Bad Policy Gives I. V. A. Control
Through its failure to adopt a bet
ter and wiser policy the League has
turned over to the enemy complete
control o fthe state's industries, such
as the bank of North Dakota, the
state flour mill and state elevator.
Unless the I. V. A. endorsees for Gov
ernor, Attorney General and Com
missioner of Agriculture and Labor,
who constitute, the industrial com
mission, should be defeated at the
polls next November, the enemies of
these industrials will have complete
charge of them.
The remarkable thing about the
North Dakota Nonpartisan League
movement is how the farmers have
continued to stick to it.
This can be
seen in the way the rural vote, which
, . is invariably reported last, overcomes
the early leads established by the
anti-league candidates. This year
that fact was illustrated by the lead
Mr Nestos established in the early
returns which came from the cities
and villages, but which was later ov
i rcome by the returns from the rural
pifccincts. Nestos led Frazier by 6,580
votes in the first 424 precincts re
poned. The vote was then, Nestos
28,156; Frazier 21,676. When 1,496
precincts had reported, Senator Fra
sier had established a lead of ap
proximately 8,500 votes, and when
1,749 r'tcincts had reported Mr. Fra
zier hi d established a lead of 11,900.
N. D. Leaguers Need F-L Party
The regrettable thing about the
; ituation is that with such a majority
of the actual vote the Leaguers
should pursue a policy which prevents
them from reaping the victory to
which they are entitled. Not possess
ing the means of publicity that their
opponents possess they are unable to
make known to their own voters the
- • * ames of their candidates, except in
, \bose cases where they have endorsed
men who are as well known as are
those supported by the enemy.
seem to an observer fr °m
outside the state and to one who pos
sesses some familiarity with North
tine W tha £ thi V S an °T PP K r '
partv^in € thp ïîî!f h
p any , he ^ate of North Dakota,
By pursuing a policy of independent
political action the Leaguers of N. D.
will not only simplify voting for their
supporters, but they will also be able
to accomplish victory in one fight at
the general election instead of hav
ing to wage battle both at the pri
mary and the election.
Wisconsin F-L Meet on July 16
In this connection it is of interest
to note that the more militant mem
bers of the progressive movement in
Wisconsin are contemplating the
launching of a Farmer-Labor party
in that state. A state-wide Farmer
Labor political conference has been
called to meet at Kenosha, Wis., on
Monday, July 16, one day before the
annual convention of the State Fed
eration of Labor,
has been called by the Douglas county
Farmer-Labor Political Assn.
The concensus of opinion among
progressives of the nation is that the
only way for the producers of wealth
in the United States to achieve suc
cess upon the political field is through
an independent political movement
and not by way of nonpartisan or bi
partisan action.
The conference
(Continued from page One)
feated both times by a two to
No Indorsements
The papers supporting Cudhie have
been reporting that Attorney Cudhie
has the endorsement of the republi
can organizations of all three counties
in the district. This is, however, un
true. Not one of the republican
caucuses have endorsed Attorney Cud
hie; the caucuses of neither of the
counties have endorsed either candi
date. As both were candidates
the republican ticket the
have left the matter of endorsements
to the voters themselves who will at
tend to that next Tuesday. Why these
papers have given out this falsehood
as a fact is known only to those
papers—they were well aware of the
Paul Has Splendid Record
Judge Paul, who came to Sheridan
county about 15 or 16 years ago and
took up a homestead in the Redstone
territory, where he married a local
girl and started to farm and practice
law, until he was elected to the bench,
has made a splendid record during the
four years that he has been judge.
Probably no judge in the state has
equalled or made a better record. He
is an earnest worker, has the calen
dar cleaned and has run the office
in such a way as to save thousands
of dollars to the taxpayers of the
district. He is genial and affable and
easy to talk to. No man can honest
ly say that he has been partisan
unfair and he has treated all citizens
of the district with the sme impartial
ity> He is digged and courteous
and has carried the authority of the
office without becoming autocratic
arrogant—a thing that many men it.
that b te b position are unable to do.
In fact as the Primaries approach,
Judge Paul has become everybody's
candidate without regard to party
faction and it looks as if his '
tion would be Practically unanimous,
Paul's Record
, Judge Paul has been in office for
fou r years. When he took office the
calendar was full. He has cleaned it
UP- Durin * his term he has tr ied
™ an L C vf® 8 ^ î n - She ridan county not
p d li. h&S be t n ap ® pa1 '
f , , a H' thirteen cases have been
appe f- ed laurels and Roosevelt
Elev ® n of , these cases have
? en y confirmed: in one partial
y coafirmed and in one reversed. The
report cas ® s . f ® 1 ^ vs:
t L1 ^ r t)F APPEALS
» Erickson v - Anderson, et. al. Suit
• damages for false arrest and im
Judgment of District
Co ^ t a " 1 ™® d by Supreme Court,
. V. y of Wolf Poln t v. McFarlan. —
Action to recover interest and penal
~ y on delinquent taxes. District
dec ision was in favor of plain
Supreme Court held that plain
, . w . as entitled to recover but that
Pjamtiff had brot wrong form of
Griffith v. Montana Wheat growers
and Security Bank of Outlook—Ac
tion to recover on note secured by
crop mortgage. Supreme Court af
firmed District Court as to Outlook
Bank and reversed judgment against
Wheatgrowers because attorneys ne
glected to have complete record be
forb Court.
Patch v. Stewart—Attachment suit,
Judgment affirmed
Shampagne v. Keplinger—Damage
suit. Judgment affirmed by Supreme
State v. Larson—Burglary. Con
viction affirmed by Supreme Court,
State v. Kittock— Manslaughter,
Appeal abandoned,
State v. Schlaps—Murder. Convic
tion affirmed by Supreme Court,
Baracher v. District Court—Action
to prohibit use of evidence in liquor
prosecution. Decision of District
Court affirmed by Supreme Court.
Roosevelt County v. Jensen et al_
Suit to recover on bond given to
cure county deposits. Judgment of
District Court affirmed bv Sunreme
Skarie v. Marron— Action to recov
er stockholders liability. Judgment
of District Court affirmed by Su
preme Court.
Wandel v. Wandel— Divorce Judg
ment of District Court affirmed by
Supreme Court.
Attorneys Endorse Paul
Another thing which sneaks well
for the administration of Judge Paul
is the fact that practically all of the
attorneys in the district are support
ing him for the nominatton PP
the * reat «*t interest in the
pnmary campaign is the contest be
tween Paul and Cudhie, Paul will win
easily from the present indicat ions if
by Supreme
the farmers get out and vote on Tues
Little Interest in State Candidates
There is very little local interest
being taken in state candidates this
year for some reason or other in this
section of the state. About the only
names mentioned when any candi
dates are mentioned are the names of
Joe Dixon for the republican nomina
tion for the United States senate, and
Rankin for governor on the same
ticket. Very little interest is being
taken in the democratic contest for
governor. Erickson seems to have
the best of it though Roy Ayers has
some supporters who are working.
However, very little is said.
Wheeler and Stewart contest for the
democratic nomination for United
States senator come in for some con
versation. It seems that Stewart will
get about 90 per cent of the demo
cratic votes in northeastern Montana.
Wheeler has not visited this section
of the state, but his two youthful sons
were here this week putting up their
father's picture. They were traveling
in a new Ford and doing a good job
of picture posting. About the only
word that has been said in this part
of the state was said by a patent
medicine salesman who said a gooo
word for Wheeler during his sales
talks when speaking from his car in
the different towns,
democrats are solidly behind the war
governor, though there will not be
many democratic votes cast Tuesday
in Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt
Other State C andidates
Ford, Angstman and Cavanaugh
are receiving good support for the
republican nomination for judge of
the supreme court and Maury is talk
ed of quite a lot also for the same
position on the democratic ticket,
The railroads are working hard a
gainst Maury and have a paid worker
in the field it is reported to bring,
about his defeat. Maury in his cam -1
paign is showing thst no working.
man can K et a judgment and have it,
sustained in the Montana supreme
court against the railroads in person-j
al injury or in any other case. This
is a bad state of affairs. It is hop
ed that Maury will get the support
of the democrats who would like to
see some change in the supreme court
so that railroad domination of that
The old line
and Cavanaugh are also making their
campaigns on promises to alter this
habit of the supreme court.
For attorney general young George
Bourqum is being talked of mostly
by the democrats. He is now judge
of the district court in Silver Bow
eounty. No word is heard of other
Sheriff contest of Interest m County
The contest for the nomination for,™
shenff is the only contest talked of |
in Sheridan county. The old line re
publicans who induced Hans Madsen i
to file seem to have deserted him I
and gotten behind the candidacy of
Robert Robke whom it is reported
that Jack Bennett and other leading
republicans induced to run in order to
split the Farmer-Labor vote in the
fall, and it is claimed that they will
vote for Robke to a man, leaving
Madsen in the weeds. This reported !
treachery is causing a lot of sore
feelings among Madsen supporters.
The opposition to the Farmer-Labor
party will not support Robke in the
finals but will support Francis Mur
ray, the candidate on the democratic
ticket. If Robke is nominated Tuesday
he will be immediately dropped by
those who kidded him into running
to help elect Murray. If Madsen is
nominated of course Murray has
show of election.
Big Vote Primary Day
However, it looks as if there would
be a big vote out Tuesday. It looks
as if Dixon, Rankin and Stewart
would lead their respective tickets.
No one can guess as to the other can
didates except Paul whose nomination
on the Republican ticket for district
judge is conceded.
(Continued from p&^e One)
some of the larger towns have order
ed a "shut-up-shop" day on the 22nd
and it will be Froidward on that
day—enmasse. And why not? It
may he years before this part of the
state may be given this recognition
again; the day is Sunday, the roads
are good, the crops are wonderful
and there are now cars enough in
eastern Montana so that every man,
woman and child can be on rubber
tires at the same time. The baseball
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Plentywood, Moot. i
Dooley, Mont.
Medicine Lake. Mont.
Dagmar, Mont.
at low
game in itself i s -worth the effort to
go miles to see. The neighboring
towns have stepped into the spirit of
the event and have indicated that
they will join with us, bring their
bands and march into the gathering
in a body. Culbertson, Plentywoo.:,
M-.. erne Lake, Homestead, Bainville,
McCabe and all the others. Willis
ton, too, and down as far as Glen
db'c, Miles City and west to Glasgow
anc Malta.
_ _ , . . .
o fS^ zem * n ' y 11 .--Approximately
d,900 extra harvest bands will be
needed to harvest the 1928 gram crop
in Montana, according to information
et l ^ J* G. Taylor, director of
the Montana extension service, at dis
+ nc ^i con Terences of county agncul
turai agents held at Malta and Great
*alls last week. Previous to the
meetings, agents of central and nor
them Montana counties made a sur
v ey of harvest labor requirements for
their counties. The number of extra
hands required for the present crop
exceeds that needed for handling the
record breaking crop of 1927, says
Mil/^ a ^ or -
Ano iigurcs compiled by Air* Xâylor
have beensent to Georp E Tucker,
director of the federal farm labor di -1
^sion at Kansas City, and to Barclay
Craighead, chief of the division of
r and publicity of the state de
Partment of agriculture, so steps may
e a supply the labor* Last
year, under a co-operative arrange
™ ent between federal and state labor
labor offices
Bring Livirft
Tft3 home people arc expected to
hnug their lunch, smee the difiercnt
associations who will undertake to
supply the multitude will be taxed to
their utmost to care for those who
come from a longer distance.
Extension Service Director Compiles
Figures from Requests of County
Agents; Labor Offices May Be Op
gmed at Bainville, Havre and Great
Mr. Taylor has requested that
"f.. 1 ! 6 opened at these points
Vmjam year.
«*PO*t* ■[rom county agents indi
cate that harvesting of winter wheat
start b Ç<™ee n July 25 and Aug.
1 £ lth possibilities of delays in some
b * ca f e of the lateness of the
J®" 0 "* s P«n* heat also probably
1 not mature as early as ordman
jj man y Parts of the state and it
? expected that not many men will
be , needed for harvesting this
be £H5 e 16 to 15.
Tbe provable extra labor require
f° r harvest this year for the
important wheat counties in northern
a , central Montana, according to!
Mr. Taylor's report, follow:
„Sheridan county, 600; Daniels, 300;
S^V 400 '' Roo « evelt , 400 ; Richland
Chouteau, 260; Judith Basin,
lb0 i, Teton ' 200 > Pondera, 360. In all
, these counties labor wilt be need-1
ed from August 1 to 10, except in
T Çt° n and Ponder», where the demand
Wl11 come about 10 days later
and âi„ S n.Xr f „Mgï c TC C )
South st. Paul, Minn., July 10—
Specialties in the fed steer line were
the one bright spot in the cattle trade
today, other lines ruling weak and
generally lower. Two mixed year
«T/TIk C f r i n - ed ^J 5 * 25 witb $13.75 to
taking the bulk, grassy kinds
gomg at $13.00 down. She stock held
to a $(.2o to $8.50 schedule for cows,
ne iters at $8.50 to $11.25, cutters
r0 «o cA 1° $6.75, and bulls at $8.00
to $6.00. Vealers sold steady to
strong with $14.50 the popular prices
for good lights. Stockers and feeders
maintained a firm basis with steer
sales at $8.75 to $10.75, cows and
heifers from $6.50 to $9.00.
«inn prwADn
Win t !. ARD ^ •
ill be paid for the apprehension
and conviction of the party or par
Les who visited my place in Section
V„?*™? bip t 3 ; 3 ' Eaa K e 5! on or
about midnight of the 21st day of
tnnk inn d ^? ke * ck of 011 taI i and
Äw- ß -i ns # ßaS ' a < I uar î tlt y of
lubricating oil, all my groceries to
the value of $25, ropes, harness lines,
«iîin tT traCt °£ Î 0 / vala ® of abo . ut
|1UU. m case of information advise
Sven O. Myhre, Flaxville, Montana,
l ' p •
10 from Idaho Will Join Montana
Farmers; Diversified Agriculture
to Be Studied.
Bozeman, July 11.—When the 200
or more farmers of northern Mon
tana start on their tour through cen
tral and southeastern counties of the
state to see how crop producers in
these areas manage enterprises, they
will be joined by at least 10 farmers
from Idaho. The Idaho group is es
pecially interested in wheat growing
and plans to visit the central Mon
tana experiment station to study op
eration of the furrow drill and meth
ods being devised for controlling soil
They also want to visit the Camp
bell farm farm at Hardin which is on
the schedule of the "traveling confer
ence" arranged by the Montana ex
tension service.
The objective of the tour for all
those from the various counties who
will make the trip is the Huntley pro
ject and other farming sections near
Billings where some of the most high
i y developed systems of diversified
agriculture in Montana are underway,
Farmers of Teton, Pondera and Cas
ca d e counties will assemble at Great
Falls July 15 for the journey to the
central Montana experiment station,
w here they will be joined by farmers
f rom Valley, Phillips and Blaine coun
ties, and those from Idaho for a tour
0 f the experimental grounds and visits
to Judith basin farms,
Farmers of Richland county will
j oin Custer county farmers for a visit
to farms in the Miles City area July
ig. Rosebud county farmers will meet
ty farmers from the Manhattan area,
whore su^sr boots aro boincr errown
SX Stime wUl^trave" direct tS
Billings. All groups will meet at the
Huntley experiment station, July
for a tour of the stati on plots and
outstanding farms on the project,
The party will then break up into
different groups and trips have been
arranged for those interested in the
various kinds of agriculture
the group at Forsyth. Gallatin coun
i and whea t growers will the
Campbell farm at Hardin and irrigat
e d farmers will have an opportunity
to visit truck farms, sugar beet farms,
general livestock combinations. The
entire group will meet again at Laur
e l, Wednesday night to start the trip
through the Clark Fork valley to the
Shoshone project. The rest of the
wee k will be spent in Yellowstone
Park , concluding with a visit to the
Montana experiment station at Boze
man and farms of the Gallatin valley,
n , . , . . Ä , .
^wioad, round, winter cut,, winter
peeled, white cedar posts at from 30
* ents t .°. 80 cents, depending on size
*? r ., qu ; ck 8ab V Thw » fine stock
Minnesota, See Chas. E.
i J aylor ' Plentywood, or Bert Herron,
** a y mon d the P°sts are at Raymond.
i V 1 ,® 8 * P 0 ®* 8 ar ! exceptionally, desir
I a . f ? r f i awn fencing and sell for
; about half asual P nce - There to only
a carload of these posts.
Mother: "Betty, why don't you and
Archie play house together?"
Betty: "No, Mamma; we would
rather play something there isn't any
quarreling in."
"You have to come home to appre
ciate your own country," says How
ard M. Lewis, lawyer, on his return
from a flying trip to California. Mr.
Lewis went from Plentywood to the
coast and from there nearly to San
Diego, traveling over five different
railroads and visiting a great number
of relatives in seven different places;
but, upon returning he declared that
"Plentywood is Plenty Good."
; "You can see," he said
anywhere in California, the spectacle
of promoters selling sand and sun
shine to the tourist for $1,200
acre * Th ®y take the desert lands,
pUTnp water on I*' plan ttrees, put
up a club house, and run excursions,
and then they sell that land to the
butcher and the baker and the candle
stick maker, and the widow of the
deacon on the banks of the Wabash,
as a place in which to spend their
last days, and have 'income without
"There is," he said, "no market for
fruit > w lth the single exception of
oranges and lemons;
as the fruit is ripe it must be sold
or it rots. It cannot be stored. I
> n
and as soon
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Every boy wants a
A ND every boy would have one, if his par
ents could foresee the fun for him in pic
ture-making—and the thrill for them in seeing
the results. All the Brownies—they're low as
$ 2 —are on display at this store.
Get your boy's Brownie today
Miller's Pharmacy
Plentywood, Montana
saw them harvesting wheat on some
of this land and I tested the produc
tion and found they were raising on
ly 16 bushels to the acre, on irrigated
land. We can make money at 16
bushels to the acre on $10-an-acre
land, but they certainly cannot do
it. Their only hope flg in selling these
lands to the tourists. And they ap
parently are doing a land office busi
ness at that."
On the business map of the Unit
ed States there are many dark spots
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Divide County Fair
Baseball T ournament
Divide Co. Day
July 17
July 18
Everybody's Day
Farmers Union Day
Speakers: C. C. Talbot,
N. Dakota Farmers
of Spo rts
July 19
. _ BY BANDS _
~CROSBY, JULY 17-18-19
Complete Program
Baseball—Free Acts-Rac fP
showing poor business conditions. The
most of the map is gray, showing fair
conditions,! financially; but, except
for a small spot around Los Angeles
and a slightly smaller one near San
Francisco bay, there are few light
areas west of the Mississippi river
except the big white^H^H
eastern Montana."
Mr, Lewis says that he has found
out why they all come back to Plen
tywood that is, at least the major
reason therefor.

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