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A Paper of the People, by the People
and for the People
By the Peoples Publishing Company, Publishers
CONTINUING — The Outlook Promotor, The
Outlook Optimist, The Dooley Sun, The Antelope
Independent, The Sheridan County News, The
Pioneer Press and the Sheridan County Farmer,
CHARLES E. TAYLOR, Editor and Manager
Sheridan County deserves to be congratulated on
its public library. It is one of the best in the
country for a community of its size. There is a
fine selection of books and periodicals. The farm
ers' administration that governed the county for
several years took a deep interest in education and
saw to it that the library was well supplied with
literature for thinking people. And those who
prefer lighter reading material were not ignored.
Followers of Zane Grey as as devotees of Dar
win and Lenin can find what théy want on the
bookshelves. And if they are unable to find what
they Want readily Miss Elizabeth Baker, our cour
teous and efficient librarian, is only too glad to
*ÇëIp, 7 f you are a booster get out your horn and
loot for the library. And better still, patronise
It. Noise isn't everything. Did you ever hear
about the empty barrel?
Few believe all that is said about the power of
big corporations. Yet one is sometimes allowed to
peep behind the scenes of a large industry that
proves beyond doubt the homely adage that "It is
A company that produces about half the sugar
manufactured in the United States naturally looks
upon its territory as exclusive. When a rival small
er company tried to break into this monopoly in
1925-26 by offering to pay beet farmers a dollar
more per ton for their beets, it was easy enough
tor the larger fellow to beat that game by offer
ing two dollars more. It was just as easy to cut
prices in the contested territory, even to the point
of selling sugar at 4.2 cents per pound though the
average price in the United States for that year
was 5.5 cents. Easy, indeed—for in spite of these
tactics, the powerful corporation made 16%% on
Its inflated capital stock in one year and 16%%
the next.
After teaching the smaller company a lesson in
competition, the winning corporation thought it
best to discipline the farmers. Accordingly, the
price of a ton of beets was dropped the next year
by one dollar, and that price held in spite of the
desperate protests of the farmers. The company
bought 3,282,000 tons of beets at a saving (to
them) of $3,282,000 and a like loss to the farmer.
Profits on their common stoc jumped from 16%%
to 45<Jfc in one year.
The beet sugar people are asking for an in
creased tariff in order, they say, to enable them
to pay the farmer a dollar more per ton for their
beets. That tariff would increase the nation's
sugar bill by $65,000,000 annually. Draw your own
We learn from the All States News Bureau that
almost every president had his "ghost writer.'
is quite generally known that pugilists, wrestlers,
golf champions, actors, base ball players and some
business leaders employ men and women to set
• forth on paper for public consumption gems of
wisdom designed to show the masses that every
Individual can be a success if he, she or it, prac
tices thrift, develops ordinary rotarian virtues and
makes a habit of getting to bed about 10 P. M.
We doubt, however, if the people will take kindly
to the alleged fact that our presidents were not the
authors or perhaps even the inspirers of some of
the famous state documents that have made our
Fourth of July celebrations occasions for joy or
Hamilton, we are informed, wrote most of
Washington's state papers. Roger B. Raney wrote
Andrew Jackson's and the historian Bancroft and
the great lawyer, Jeremiah S. Black, wrote An
drew Johnson's. President Hoover's style is term
ed "homely" and considered "foreign to the scien
tific mind" but a suspicion exists that there is a
writer of unusual ability on the president's staff.
It is said by experts in such matters that "they
have a sort of charm that one finds in the best of
Goldsmith's Chinese letters."
Perhaps this explains Hoover's tariff law. We
did not know until now that the famous Irish bard
went in for Chinese puzzles but that is what the
tariff bill looks like to the average farmer.
♦ -
Washington newspapermen say that Mrs. Ruth
Bryan Owen, daughter of the late lamented funda
mentalist and real estate salesman,
prove a great stimulating influence in Congress
and that she is being closely observed. Unless
have our congress wrong the lady must have
something on the hip.
is going to
When Albert B. Fall, former secretary of the
interior was convicted by a jury of his peers of
having accepted a bribe of $100,000 for leasing the
Elks Hill basin to Doheny, there was much weep
ing in the court room and Mr, Fall was a pathetic
sight. Read the story by Charles P. Stewart of
the Central Press Association on another page.
TTiere was a time when Fall lorded it over the
natives of New Mexico. He was a one or two-gun
man. There was little democracy in New Mexico
and little sympathy for the weak. Fall might have
been sitting pretty today if he had
a newspaper editor by the name of Car! McGee.
Editors are dangerous fellows to monkey with.
Ask Fall, he knows.
Its just too bad about Pall.
But Mr. Fall was not always a tearful
not run into
A fine of $100,000
a 8Tna11 sum But he could have been fined
$300,000. One
year in the pen is northing to laugh
about. But it might have been three, and further
more there is little likelihood of his
day of it.
When you come to think about it, there is
reason why honest folks should shed
®ver serving a
any tears
for the "Teapot Dome" burglar. We have mem
bers of our own class to grieve over; men who
have been railroaded to jail because they went to
battle for the workers and farmers. Men like
Tom Mooney and Warren Billings in California.
Men like the I. W. W. prisoners in Walla Walla,
Washington. Men like the heroic strike-leaders of
Those men of stainless political lives are either
in jail or waiting to be incarcerated because they
GAVE to the common people of their country the
best that was in them. A. B. Fall is convicted,
tho not yet in prison because he GAVE to one set
of capitalists his country's property which other
capitalists wanted.
He gave it for a price.
Capitalist editors are viewing with alarm the
action of Senator Bingham of Connecticut in tak
ing into the tariff-making committee as an expert,
an employe of the Manufacturers Association of
Connecticut. They are pointing with more or less
pride to the action of the senate, which* in its
righteous wrath censured the erring senator for
his offense against the majesty of the senate.
As for ourselves were are not unduly excited
over it. The mistake made by the senator was in
getting caueht. This is the unpardonable sin in
Capitalist politics.
There is hardly a senator in Washington who
does not serve some group of finance or industrial
capitalists. His job is tô lôôt after their interèstâ.
As for the masses whose votes enable him to sit
id congress, their job is to elect him and keep
their mouths shut until the next election.
Every fairly well informed person knows that
our government is run in the interest of the ruling
classes, the lords of finance, industry and com
merce. Those industrial lords quarrel among them
selves over the spoils but they are all united
against the producing masses. Bingham trod on
the corns of other capitalits whose interests did not
jibe at the moment with those of the Nutmeg
State plûtes and those who believe they own the
president. They camped on his trail and got the
goods on him.
We are featuring the story because it helps to
disillusion the people of the idea that this is a gov
ernment for the people, of the people and by the
people. Not yet. Some day it will be a govern
ment for the workers and farmers, of the workers
and farmers and by the workers and farmers.
Anti-Saloon Leaguers advance as an argument
against prohibition that bank deposits in the
United States have increased greatly since the
"Noble Experiment" was inaugurated. This is a
thin, lean and hungry argument.
Of course bank deposits today are greater than
they were in 1920, not only in the United States
but in Ireland, Polahd and the Island of Yap. Ire
land is as wet as the well-known river Shannon.
Poland is no more dry than the Baltic Sea and if
there is a total àbstainer from alcoholic beverages
on the Island of Yap he is a dead one.
Oh, the Island of Yap
Is a terrible trap.
Its hard to stay dry
On the Island of Yap.
We are reprinting an editorial on Soviet Russia
that appeared in the Helena Independent, the most
ably edited of the eight Anaconda Company dailies
in this state. The editorial contains a good deal
of captalist claptrap, but Will Campbell, the editor
knows his steak and onions and it would never do
for him to let the Bolshevik leaders get by without
calling ''attention to their alleged follies. He admits
that Russia is making progress and, holy mackerel!
if Campbell wants to get excited over "misgovem
ment" why doesn't he take a shot at the Teapot
Dome government in Wshington? It is refreshing,
however, to compare the views expressed by Mr.
Campbell with the twaddle
weekly sheets, of extremely limited circulation,
whose editors think it is still good business to
over Bolshevism for the benefit of the main street
babbitry. If those nit-wits realized that the Ana
conda Copper Company for reasons of a business
nature favored Soviet Recognition they would hang
out the Red Flag, in the hope that it would attract
some hamburger to their famished larders:
appearing in some
The changing atitude of American business
men toward Soviet Russia eventually will force
the American government to alter the posi
tion it has taken in dealing with Russia and
Russians. With a volume of trade four times
greater under Soviet rule than under the
czar's regime, Americans see in Russia a cus
tomer of great potentialities.
Gradually it is being forced upon Ameri
can consciousness that one does not have to
love a good customer. And the better custom
er he is, or is likely to become, the easier it
becomes to comprehend that fact. We can't
love the bolsheviks. Their ideals of government
and economics do not square with our own,
though the soviet leaders have repudiated
many of the policies which brought them into
disrepute with other countries, notably their
attitude toward capital.
Despite misgovernment, despite the follies
of the soviet leaders, Russia still is a great
country. It is making progress. Potentially
it has greater resources than any country on
earth, not excepting our own. As the people
become better educatd in the arts of industry
and develop a better government out of the
chaos inherited from the revolution, Russia is
bound to prosper. As it prospers it will de
mand more of the manufactured products only
American manufacturers can produce on a
scale to satisfy its requirements. Russian busi
^ concerns are becoming better credit risks
all the time, even if the Russian government's
credit remains open to suspicion.
Business is and always has been able to
present a strong arm when necessary and all
po itical policies are more or less influenced
by business considerations. It will not be sur
prising, therefore, if within the next year or
two a change will come into relations between
the American and Russian governments. Our
own country never has recognized soviet
gime, having taken a "moral" stand in its
dealings with Lenin and Trotzky from which
it has refused to deviate.
The present Russian
.. , government, while
pursuing the broad principles established by
Lenin and Trotzky, should not be confused
with the one set up by that decidedly un
saintty païr It i s far more liberal in its at.
titude toward its own citizens and other coun
tries. Apparently it entertains no ideas of
world revolution nor is it attempting to !n
affairs of its neigh
bors. On the whole it is a fairly weP
lated and well behaved institution
The Week
Stamping Out Radicalism.
It's Very Strange I
Paper Wheat.
Very Kind T' Me!
Gotham's Gehenna.
Progressives in France.
Alexander Legge was in earnest
when he told Chicago bankers in
a speech that something had to be
done to stamp out radicalism. He
knew or felt that the old progres
sive spirit was being kindled anew
on the prairies. If it got under
way it would be no use for the fat
boys to take to the tall timber. It
would build a fire under them. So
with that ag a prelude the Farm
Board announced on October 26th
that it would lend a farmer as
much on his wheat as it would
bring at his local station. That is
it will LEND $1.25 a bushel on No.
1 Northern on a Minneapolis bas
is, On that day that grade of
wheat was bringing $1.10 to $1.21
in Minneapolis. This of course is
cash wheat, not the wind that the
speculators were playing with on
options. The Board will also LEND
$1.12 a bush« on No, 2 durum,
Duluth basis.
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The day before, bitten with the
madness of the stock exchange,
grain gamblers let go all holds,
and the price of wheat sagged 12
cents a bushe. But when the Farm
Board announced its intention the
price crawed up 6 cents.
then, although the option or gam
bler price in Minneapolis has been
at times below the Board's figure,
the "card price," which is sent out
to the local elevators by the Cham
ber of Commerce has—oh, it's very
strange—been a cent
ABOVE the loan value of the
or two
Here is a headline from the
news reports: "Avalanche of sell
ing swamps wheat mart,
of bushes dumped into pits at Win
nipeg and Chicago. Takes sudden
turn. Wildest trading in 30 years
occurs on Chicago Board of
Trade. Sounds like all the farm
ers in creation were selling wheat.
Yet, if anything, the farmers were
selling less than usual! They were
sticking! They were hanging on
to the grain—those who could.
Well, what was sold and what was
dumped into the pits? Paper
wheat my dears! Pure wind and
nothing but Gambler's I O Us were
falling in the gaming house like
snow on Christmas eve. Then the
Farm Board intervened. You
know what happened.
The Farm Board pegged the
price at $1.26 a bushel. If that is
not price-fixing then nobody knows
what price-fixing is. Yet all the
pious humbugs of the administra
tion recoiled with horror from the
McNary-Haugen bill and Coolidge
vetoed it because it was a price
fixing measure and hence "econ
omically unsound." What will
burn the farmer up is that this
was not done months ago when he
was marketing his grain. It might
have helped them. It has helped
some farmers. But coming at the
end of the season—a sort of de
layed pass—it has helped the grain
gambler who bought wheat for the
rise in price. The fellows who
profit are those who have the
farmers' wheat in their terminal
elevators. They are singing now:
"The Board was kind to me, very
kind to me. very kind to Me-he!"
in delightful harmony.
Need anything be said of the
Republican deflation in
Street? Nothing much except to
point to Senator Brookhart's
statement that the effects of it
will slowly penetrate into the
country and reduce in some degree
this Republican prosperity. It can't
be done. You can't take breeks
from a Highlandman! But here is
this thought Senator Brookhart
gives: The country banks that
have been sending their spare cash
Dress Up With a
! ■
Our tailored to measure
suits are accepted as the
standard of good dress by
well groomed men of this
town. They value our care
ful tailoring . • ■ Hie perfect
fit and smart style of our
garments. You will appre
tailoring service,
too. Select one of the new
fabrics and let us prove to
you the satisfaction it s pos
sible to buy here for only
date our
NELSON the tailor
Flovd B. Olson of Minneapolis
decided he will run on the Far
T a bor ticket for governor and
leave the Senatorial fight to Tom
Schall and Theodore Christianson
which will be one lovely scrap. He
than made public his
when Samuel B. Wilson,
. . York because of the high
9 l 0 f interest the gamesters
naV may be stung. Lending
W0U Vf- a gambler is in the class
"centrerons occupations and some
ôf ttabSS that have backed di
ê^Tloaa» "ay lind themselves
nnVionnilv situated as soon as the
returns come in from that modern
Æna or place of perpetual
taS that is called Wall Street.
had no more
chie? justice of the State y Supreme
court J indicates that he is willing
to take the Republican nomination
and run against Olson. A Supreme
iudge knows more than most
folks and still can learn that it
is one thing to occupy the bench
and another to be benched.
In France the spirit of progress
is stirring- For years the old guard
has been running things and mak
ing deals with big business. The
international bank how being form
ed to control the chain banks of
all countries was evidently the
last straw. You remember the
double-play combination of the old
Chicago Cubs: "Tiner to Evers to
Chance." That was the way it
worked in France: "Poincare to
Herriot to Briand.'' One er ether
was always Premier. Briand was
kicked out as soon as the French
parliament met. The progressives
voted him down, being unanimous
Then a country school
teacher, the son of a village baker,
Edouard Daladier was called to
'form a government. He tried it,
but gave it up. There are too
varieties of progressives yet
They are split up too
on that.
in France,
badly into factions to get any
where until they learn better. That
is a tip of Minnesota, Montana and
North Dakota progressives. They
have the votes and the power and
only factional differences and dis
agreements over minor Issues
keeps them out of the power they
should be exercising. But your
progressive is by nature independ
ent, individualistic. He is prone
to quarrel as sparks are to fly
But.for that he would
have made this a better world in
which to live. If he could only be
brought to take his fighting out
on his enemies he would have them
groggy all the time.
An X-ray of the mummy that
was Pharaoh who tried to keep the
Israelites slaves in Egypt shows
that he actually had a hard heart.
That is the way with these big
business industrialists. They think)
they are being hard-headed when
it is a case of hard heart for
which the sea of revolution over
whelms them and their host.
Mrs. J. J. Schons went to Plen
tywood Wednesday to be with her
d aught ft*, Patricia, who is ill at
the hospital with pneumonia.
Roy Mitchell left Thursday for
Lambert to visit friends. He re
turned Monday.
Matt Eaton drove to Plentywood
the roads in very bad condition.
Duffy Brightsman of Plentywood
is spending a few days at the
Frank Brightsman farm.
H. M. Nelson drove to Plenty
wood Friday.
The Degree of Honor lodge held
their business meeting at the Sten
seth home Friday evening.
The pupils in Mrs. Potter's room
enjoyed a Hallowe'en partv Friday
evening at the school. ' The time
was spent at games appropriate to
the season and a delicious lunch
was served at the close of the ev
Olaf Johnson and Reuben King
of Comertown were in Dooley be
tween trains Friday evening at
tending to business matters.
William Corcoran of Comertown
was a Dooley visitor Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Madden of
Bowbells, N. D., have been spend
ing a few days at the J. J. Schons
Dorothy Rupert went to Crosby,
N. D., Saturday to spend the week
end with her parents. She return
ed to Dooley Monday.
Hilda and Esther Larson
housekeeping at the M. E.
beck home and attending school.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Torgrim
drove to Plentywood Saturday
Mrs, Earl Potter was taken seri
ously ill with pneumonia Monday
evening. Edna Eaton is substitut
i n g in the upper grades during her
absence. Mrs. Potter's many
friends hope for her speedy re
Dr. Storkan made a professional
call in Dooley Tuesday,
Mrs. Olof Reitan and children
returned Tuesday from Eugene,
Oregon, where they spent the past
six months. They made the trip
from Oregon by truck. The Rei
tans will occupy the H. A. Bretzke
Mr. and Mrs.
and daughter Billie came .up from
Comertown Tuesday evening and
overnight guests at the M. W.
Frank Shilling
Markuson home.
The regular C. L. F. Club
bers failed to meet Thursday with
Mrs. Samuel Torgerson due to the
bad roads. Where the next meet
ing will be held hasn't been an
nounced by President Hueth,
yet. '
Oscar Thorstensen, mail-carrier
on route two, south of town, has
resorted to the use of a team and
sled since the snow storm on Mon
day and Tuesday.
A goose festival was held Sunday
at the Holmes farm southwest of
Adolph Stephen, son Chrles and
John Murphy accompanied Deb
Chapman to Grenora Friday. Mr.
Murphy had some dental work done
while in town.
'You Save
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Are Lowest!!
Heavy Duty, 45-volt Radio B. Batteries ÇO ÂO
During this sale.
Ever Ready Hot Shot Batteries
A Real bargain at...
No. 7 Dupont Ducco Polish, in 1 pt
During this sale.
No. 7 Dupont Ducco Polish in /i pt
During this sale.
OCedar Furniture Polish, in big bottles
During this sale.
OCedar Furniture Polish, in small bottles
During this sale.
Sunday Cleaner (Steel wool)
An exceptional value. 3 pkgs.
Peters High Velocity, 12 Guage Shells
They get the ducks. Now only per box..
All Welded 30x5 Truck Chains.
Just the thing for these roads. Per
13-Plate Car Battery (Fresh Stock)
For easy starting in cold weather, only....
Heavy Galv. 12 Qt. Pails
During this sale.
87 C
. cans
47 C
. cans
24 C
98 C
..i, $7.75
57 C
Come in and »ee the
These pails are
not the light material—and
have the wood grip handle.
other special» w®
are now showing.
Our dish department now offers a 20% Discount
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Guenther
entertained the B. R. Guenther
and Albert Ator families together
with Mi^s Miller at their
home Saturday evening,
were the chief diversion until mid
night when the hostess served a
dainty luncheon.
Glen Chapman is suffering with
the measles this week. The Clar
ence Chapman and Menno Harsh
burger children are also ailing. It
was reported last week the Mrs.
Jacobsen's school, where the above
children attend, was closed because
of sickness among the pupils.
The highway between Antelope
Coalridge was blocked with snow
that fell here Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week. Ru
dolph Stephen attempted a trip to
Plentywood Thursday and after 3
hours of road breaking with his
Ford, was satisfied in turning
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lobdell had
as their Sunday afternoon visitors
the Harold and B. R. Guenther
AU Star
There are groceries and groceries—some "cheap gro-!
ceries that sell cheap, and then there are quality gro-'
iceries—that sell for a little more, but worth a whole'
lot more—they go so much farther and are so much I
more satisfactory—the best are the cheapest in the'
long run. If you want the best, STAR VALUE GRO
CERIES, call Phone No. 100 and we will send
right over.
Puffed Raisins, 2 pkgs.
Home Brand Pancake Flour.
3 lbs. Cookies, fine quality.
Washing Powder (Swift's Pride)
Large pkg.
Home Brand Pure Maple Syrup 98c
Queen Olives, quart jar.
Imported Lingonberries
Tillman's Coffee (It's delicious)
The Soren Johansen t «
putting on a turkey /°5*
their farm home next <& Val
Miss Elly
teaching a school near' tv ho U
Lejçge farm, spent the » ,
with her parents here anT** en d
ed Monday morning by te return '
sled. Mrs. Emil GrhLJS®
a teacher of that vicS ^ 4o
ed to spend Sunday S \ tteni Pt
atives at Antelope; b, "if
rred Sn Ce ,0r
Miss Bernice Mathisen ,
n -2 ? IS We f k for HarÄ
D„ with her uncle, Mr Oise«' ?•
has been visiting for the Ä ! ho
weeks at the Mathisen home
with relatives at the Writin! ^
Hills. Miss Bemiee wirfeJt*
winter term of school at
Arne Lodahl was ™afc*
errand a^ the H. R. Guenthm
Monday morning.
Bert Guenther took a truckle
of feed to Grenora Friday Ä
back some freight for Bud " ®

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