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It is a fight all along the line to get them because competition from other local ities is strong. Many concessions and inducements are offered anJ this com pany goes to the limit—for aside from making rates and other in ducements we agree to purchase their farms if they own one in order to sell them one here, taking our own chances when we will be able to sell the one we get from them. Their lands are higher priced than ours but, the price does not scare us if we believe we can sell them. Any company that can swing these deals can sell land and more land than one which cannot handle both ends. We want more farms with good buildings on to sell, any and all sizes. If you have one notify us. WARD FARMS COMPANY Hope, North Dakota 1016-1018-1020 Security Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn. t/are* ivt: «.» .1 VOLUME 87. No. 4 ROVE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, APRIL 19TH, 1917. I THE ALL-IMPORTANCE OF A •CROP North Dakota has big Place in Wheat Production Scheme of The Nation Grand Forks, April—With the formal declaration by the Nation al Congress of a state of war with Germany, 110 other factor in the national situation is of greater importance at this moment than intelligent, precautionary prepara tions to secure the largest possible acreage of land under cultivation and particularly in the fotM crops, during the coming season. War brings with it its drain on agricul tural resources as 011 no other in dustry. The population must be fed. If, unfortunately, weather conditions should be unfavorable, and the yield no better than last year's the food situation next year will be so much worse than lit is now that we may well take alarm while yet there is time to provide against the possibility North Dakota is by great odds the largest producer of spring wheat in the Union, and 011 North Dakota must rest a considerable portion 1 of the responsibility of feeding not only its own people, but the population of other states and in 'assisting in provisioning the Na jtion's armies. Regarding the crop situation, the following paragraph is quoted from the North Dakota Development League Press Bureau of Grand Forks, which has com pleted an approximate summary: "The present crop year began with a large carry-over of all the grains, but it will end without re serves, and the whole world will be dependent upon the crops of 1917. The beginning is not good. The Argentine wheat crop, now har vested, is so nearly a failure that there will be little for export, and the corn crop wilj^be not much bet ter. The Australian wheat crop which, like that of Argentine, is harvested in the months of our winter, is estimated at 139,392,000 bushels, against 187,120,000 last year, but fortunately there is a carry-over estimated at 80,000,000 bushels. A semi-official report, puts the condition of French winter wheat at G5 per cent, against 7-4 last year, and states that owing to lack of fertilizer and want of proper preparation of the soil the yield will be below normal The crop of Holland is unpromis ing, and of England backward. In the United States there has been a shortage of moisture in the principal winter wheat states. The plant is not known to be in jured, and there is yet time for sufficient moisture to come, but if it was under a snow covering, the outcome would be better as sured. A freeze has cut off the early vegetable crop in the south ern states, which would have soon relieved the present scarcity. There are unusual features in the situation which deserve atten tion. High wages in town indus tries have been drawing men from the farms. The farmer's outlay for seed and all expenses is high er, and while high prices for pro ducts are usually expected to stimulate larger production, they may not do so this year. In ordinary times we can draw on other countries to make up for domestic shortage. We have fre quently imported potatoes from Europe, and the effects of not be ing able to do so now are apparent. It is just as important under pre sent conditions to have reserves of food as reserves of cartridges. A Nation cannot fight on an empty stomach. When so much is dependent upon a good crop, it is the part of prudence for the en tire community to concern itself about the situation from the be ginning of the season. North Da kota must so concern itself. As a unit in the state's production scheme this community must so concern itself. Garden production can be great ly increased if a popular interest is awakened and systematic ef forts are"made to place idle lots in Hope and nearby tracts at the disposal of people who are willing to work them. There are certain common vegetables which make up a large part of the food supply, such as potatoes, beans, onions, etc., which do well and can be grown in a small way without machinery, whose production this rr:* *V I! iif i, i,i.»•*»,. r»H tii •mmhihuA m,»i nnitilL,w«i^«Mf mttpt Wiwxttt year in ample quantities should be assured beyond chance of doubt. North Dakota's legions of sun shine, soil and air, should and must take an active part in the in dustrial and martial call to arms. isa LOOKING AT IT SQUARELY Business and agricultural in terests must come to an apprecia tion of the fact that all the coun try confronts an emergency. The time to deal with next winter's food riots, next winter's propos als for an embargo and other wild legislation, and next winter's de mands for higher wages, is now. It is a popular idea of late to have a "survey" made of any situation of public concern, and it would be well if one were made this spring of crop prospects in Steele county and every other county in the state. The question of facilitating production conies down at last to the situation of each farmer. Does he need anything required for his work—seed, a horse, an implement temporary assistance, or even ad vice, which a community organiza tion might provide? There is much work, well enough at anoth er time, which may be subordinat ed this year to the production of a big crop. If Chambers of Commerce, Bankers' Associations, and other local organizations of the state and community will take the situation in hand in a formative way, they can do more to safeguard the pros* pcrity of the country than can be done at this time by any other ef fort. With resources exhausted and 1 lie world situation what it is. there is no danger of overdoing production, for the largest possi ble crop in this country is certain to bring remunerative prices. It must be remembered that if the war ends at any time before the crop of 1918 is harvested there will be a great demand from cen tral Europe on the crop of 1917— and there is1 not much present hope that the war will so end. Rheumatic Pains Relieved "I have used Chamberlain's Liniment for pains in the chest and lameness of the shoulders due to rheumatism, and am pleased to say that it has never failed to give me prompt relief," writes Mrs. 8. N. Finch, Bata via, N. Y.—Adv. THE BUNK OF THE BUSY BRAIN Many a man who imagines his executive ability is sufficient to control the affairs of a nation would not even make a successful book agent. More For Your Money The only thing the baker makes REO Known to be the gold standard in car values. 4 Cyl. Touring Car, $ 875 6 Cyl. Touring Car, $1250 which grows larger when flour goes up is the hole in the dough nut. Useful Lots of men in this world are as useful to hunanity as the "p" in "pneumonia." More Popular Third base mav be the 'look-in corner'' in the vocabulary of some sport scribes, but the real look in corner is the one back of left field where there's a knot-hole in the fence. Don't judge yourself too harsh ly. You can depend on others do ing that. Lots of men find it difficult to live up to the salary they want their friends to believe they arc getting. pa START YOUB 6ARDEH NOW! Commercial Club to offer prizes for vege tables raised in the vicinity of Hope. $50 in prizes. A movement has been put un der way to encourage tbe boys and girls of Hope and vicinity to ,* -v- -re HOPE GARAGE AGENT FOR We carry a complete line of automobile supplies including a large stock of Havoline and Polarine Oil and a full line of Goodrich Tires and Tubes. We want you to bring back any Goodrich casing that owes you anything. What better guarantee can you ask? Call on us. & &• & «S FROM THOS. H. INCE. CIVILIZATION MAXWELL With the non-stop motor record of 22,000 miles and a Price 5 Cts. raise gardens this prizes as summer and planned in the general outline will be given to the amouut of $50.00. Districts will be laid out and competition will be for prizes in the district. Full details will be arranged at a meeting of the Commercial Club Monday evening and every one who is interested in this is invited to be present, especially the farmers The rules and regulations, size of garden, classes of vege tables, territory covered by each district, who can enter, and how to get entry blanks will all be published next week. It is expected that County Agent John Husby will be pres ent and assist in perfeoting plans. If you have any sugges tions to offer, be sure to attend the meeting Monday evening. Farm For Rent or Sale 800 Acres of fine land near Hope or will sell part. Price, $10.00, one fourth down, balance long time at 0 per cent interest. EARL H. COLBY, 3-2t Ridgefield, 111. At the BIJOU, Hope, on Saturday, May 5th, 1917 better oar than ever before. F. O. Spring is here and the roads are good so bring us your car and have it fixed out—we now have a first-class mechanic in our shop. B. Factory, $635.00 Alter May 1st, 1917 $665. OO T. M. MAJOR.