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Official Paper, City of Hope, N. Dak.
VOLUME 39. No. 47 INTERESTING HAPPENIN6S AT THE STATE CAPITAL Bismarck, N. D., —Ei»H- 12.—Miss Minnie Nielson, state superintendent of public instruction is recovering from a very serious operation per formed about ten days ago when a tumor was removed from her abdo men. Her friends declare that she is not only relieved by the removal of the tumor but as greatly relieved at the removal of the N. C. McDonald cancer from the state school system of the state. McDonald has tendered his resignation but it has not been accepted, one member of the board of administration being in Forida, another in a hospital in Fargo and Miss Nielson in the hospital at Val ley City. Many reaons are ascribed for Mc Donald's resignation. It is rumored that A. C. Townley hates him and gave orders to the governor to see that Neil was relieved then McDon ald was slated by Totten as director of the extension service of the Uni versity (which would permit of splendid opportunities for dissemin ation of socialistic propoganda.) A strike of 95 percent of the stu dent body of the University of North Dakota is forecasted by local stu dents who are at home ponding the raising of the ban against classes during the prevalent flu epidemic. "President Thomas F. Kane of the University of North Dakota is a man, a teacher, an American citizen. He is competent, capable, a gentleman and refuses to be cajolled, bribed, forced or inveigled into the George A. Totten system of socialistic propa gandization," said one student. Kane on Friday was requested to tender his resignation as president of the state university. The request came from George A. Totten, Sr., and Robert Muir of the Board of Ad ministration and is presumably the result of Kane's refusal to appoint Neil C. McDonald as director of the university extension course depart ment. Perhaps thv juElCtrtTti of' President Kii.ne (by the way, an appointee of the administration) which first a- Spring Winter Black Short Narrow Broad I C. Xv V-1 iv ir 1 '-c.l ^.V?/E?vt Y4?© 1920 A. B. S., INCR [QTBA ship this bundle to'SHUBERT 'too The Highest Prices Ever Known That's What You'll Get lrom "SHUBERT" Wl WANT 'EM NOW—AND WILL PAY THE PRICE TO GET 'EM N9IEXTO&URGEL N9|LARGE I N?IMEDIUM |»N9|SMALL*" 10 »»CH»OC CHTHA TO AUtRAOt ICKTPA TO AVCBAQt |E«TB» TO «VtB»8t MUSKRAT 8.00 to 7.00 6.50 to 5.50 Fine, Dark Usual Color Pale 6.50 to 5.50 5.00 to 4.00 40.00 to 32.00 28.00 to 24.00 20.00 to 15.00 roused the enmity of Frazier, Mc Donald, Totten, et al., was his first refusal to stand for the foisting up on Miss Neilson of certain holdovers from the McDonald administration of the state school office. The board of education attempted to oust by its usual arbitrary methods, certain ap pointees made by Miss Neilson. President Kane acted the gentleman and refused to be a party to dirty political work and insisted on the securing of an opinion from Attorney General Langer. He won his point but he also won the enmity of the powers that be. Now he is charged with being n efficient, irresponsible, morally de generate and incompetent. He is charged with having spread the flu epidemic at the University in 1918 charged with having permitted cer tain fraternity members to put on a wild party and not suspend the char ter. The occasion of young Schmidt being ducked by the students in English coulee is cited. Schmidt was a reporter at the capitol for the Grand Forks American, a pest, and a type such .as no real newspaper man would recognize. And Dean Squires, who has been with the University for twenty years is also slated for the axe. He too is an American—not a Bolshevik. "If that resignation is forced the university won't have twenty stu dents loft," said one of the student body. "Strike? You bet we'll strike." The editorial page of the Country Gentleman for last week contained the following article "Brightness and Blessings." "It cost the farmers of N. D. $16 per head to join the Nonpartisan league. A. C. Townley, grand Sa chem of the League, promised them brightness and blessings, the strang ulation of Big Biz and Taxation with 100 perecnt farmer representation. Now Townley has delivered both representation and taxation, with the emphasis on taxation. Last year the farmers of N. D. paid $1,688,355 in taxes. This year they will pay $4,540,826 in taxes, an increase of only 169 percent. Minnesota is in vite'it to' follow North Dakota's lead and establish a Townley Soviet gov ernment. It will cost only $16 a 5.00 to 3.75 3.50 to 2.75 28.00 to 22.00 20.00 to 16.00 14.00 to 12.00 N?L LARGE EXTRA TO AVfflAOC 20.00 to 16.00 1100 to 12.00 10.50 to 8.50 5.50 to 4.50 N?L MEDIUM CITRA TO AVCRAGC 15.00 to 12X0 10.00 to 8.50 8.00 to 6.50 4.00to 3.25 N9 2 MTOMIMUAUTJ 3.50 to 2.75 2£0to 1.75 vf INK 20.00 to 16.00 15.00 to 13.00 11.00 to 9.00 S N N9| EXTRA LARGE UTM TO AVERAGE 3.00 to 2.00 2.50 to liO 15.00 to 13.00 12.00 to 9.00 8.00 to 7.00 15.00 to 8.00 12.00 to 6.00 8.00 to 5.00 N? ISMAIL CITBA TO AVCRAOE 10.00 to 8J0 8.00 to 7.00 6.00 to 5.25 3.00 to 2.50 GOOD UNPRIME 8.00 to 7.00 7.00 to 4.00 6.50 to 6JOO 6X0 to 3.00 450 to 2.00 2.00to 1.00 5.00 to "SHUBERT* RETURNS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY SHIP TODAY—AND KEEP 'EM COMING FAST SHIP ALL YOUR rues DIRECT to A S E A iUSt mC AMERICAN RAW FURS 2 5 2 7 W A in A a S A 4£0 225 to These extremely high prices for North Dakota Furs are based on the well-known "SHUBERT" liberal grading and are quoted for immediate shipment. No. 3, No. 4 and otherwise inferior skins at highest market value. Ship your Furs now—when we want 'cm. You'll get "more money" and get it "quicker" too. 2.00 REPUBLICANS MASS MEETING AT FINLEY The Republicans of Steele County who are opposed to Socialism and Townleyism met at Finley Tuesday afternoon in the office of the Hotel Finley. Plans had been made to hold the meeting in the opera house but this was being used for other purposes and as there was no other available the meeting was called to order in the hotel. "Admitting that such and such is the case it isn't such a bad showing at all," is the attitude of the Fargo Courier News concerning an opin in given to Secretary of State Thos. Hall by Assistant Attorney General F. E. Packard, showing up the con dition of the State Bank of North Dakota. Packard's opinion has created a furore in the state. The Courier News and other papers have seized upon it and made a sorry mess of attempting to pick it to pieces, with the ultimate result of admitting the truth of the charges that the Bank of North Dakota management is camouflaging figures in endeavoring to make a creditable showing. Secretary of State Hall asked for an opinion on the report of the In dustrial Commission. Packard in summarizing the I. C. report says: "The report contains the names of but six persons employed under the authority of the Industrial Commis sion, when it is a matter of common knowledge that scores of persons are employed under their authority. The statute is very plain tkat the report shall contain a list of all persons in the employ of the Commission and drawing a salary under its author ity, the amount of the salary and all other emoluments received and the fund from which drawn. The report throughout is evasive and conceals many things which ought to be made plain, but it con tains no more shameless attempt to HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FEBRUARY 12,1920 B. T. Kraabel was selected for pre siding officer by the thirty or more present and the matter of selecting delegates to the State Convention to be held in Bismarck on Feb. 17th, was taken up. On motion a committee was ap pointed by the Chairman to propose delegates, the Messrs. Lathrop, Dro nen Parkman, C. J. Long and S. H. Nelson served on this committee. After giving the matter careful con sideration they reported as follows: Delegates at large: S. H. Nelson and Chas. Ellingson alternates, Ole Greifsheim and Oscar Olson. 1st District, C. S. Shippy 2nd district, J. S. Palfrey, 3rd District, E. A. Erickson 4th District, Parkman 5th District, J. A. Carlson. The al ternates for the respective districts were R. A. Lathrop, C. W. Archer, J. H. Rinde, 13 E Baldwin, and Long. Following the business session short talks were made by those pre sent. R. A. Lathrop spoke on the purposes of the convention C. S. Shippy made a stirring appeal against redism Christ Dronen told of his visit with Mr. Townley at Fargo, and their discussion of the single tax question wherein Townley mentioned a certain warm region and ordered Dronen and all other farmers who disagree with him to go there S. H. Nelson spoke on the failure of the Primary Law to bring about improve ment in political conditions that had been anticipated. This was the first time in the his tory of the state that women were entitled to equal representation witl^ men at a Presidential. Convention? Mrs. C. S. Shippy and Mrs. R. Sluggett were present to represent the women of the county. .OSS FROM BARBERRIES A $275,000,000 loss was caused farmers in North Dakota by rust on wheat in 1916 and 1919, according to W. R. Porter of the North Dakota Agricultural College. The loss conies membership to listen to the big noise and then have your taxes jabbed up 169 percent. "Big Biz" in its most rapacious days couldn't have con trived a gaudier gold brick to bounce on the skull of the gullible public." Guess the editor didn't know the ANTE had been raised to 18. Dr. Stangaland in his recommendation to the Board of Administration, said "The Saturday Evening Post" has no place in this library." If the bosses could only censure all the mail com ing into North Dakota the pickings might last a while longer. v.»» r^f^s^iS^^'lJMU* ».V5t«.ii.-|-.'V««8Ts 1 »i,a4^' ^t.^:,!W'!!W -!4^ ~'V Hope pioneer not only in reduced yields but also in reduced grade of the wheat pro duced. This rust could not t\#ve de veloped without the barberry. The U. S. Department of Agriculture is spending about $10,000 in each of 13 spring wheat states in eradicating the barberry. Over two million bar berry bushes were dug in these states in 1919. In North Dakota 1171 barberries were found and dug in 1919. The plan is to go over the states county by county and make a thorough eradication. The $10,000 is about enough to get over three counties. If North Dakota and the other states would put in as much as the Federal government, more than twice as rapid progress could be made. Either the barberry must go or spring wheat growing cease to be profitable.—Extension Div., N. Dak. Agr. College. SURPRISE SILVKLL SIIOWKK Mr. and Mrs. Hane (nee Lucy Cook) were very pleasantly surprised at the S. S. Cook home north of Hope by about fifty of their friends last Friday evening. Whist was the main pastime of the evening, and the oui ja board also caused a great deal of merriment. A dainty lunch was served by the guests at twelve o'clock and before leaving they presented Ihe young married couple with a chest of silver as token of their esteem. Mr. and Mrs. Hane expect to leav£ soon for St. Paul where they will make their future home and Mr. Hane will take up his work in the construction of steel buildings.—Contributed. WHO GETS THE DIFFERENCE? The prices of wheat and its pro ducts for September, 23, 1919, com pared to the fixed prices in e:ect during government control shows that wheat has gone up 17% per cent, but flour has increased 34.7 percent in price, bran 41.7 percent, mixed feed 58.5 perecnt and mid dlings, shorts and red dog 73.5 per cent. These figures are from the November Special Bulletin of the .north Dakota Agricultural Experi ment Station. The percentage of in crease in the prices of flour and the feed from the wheat was 2 to 4 times as much as for the wheat.—Farm Information Service, N. D. Agr. Col lege. If you want to keep posted on the dates of Auction Sales this spring be sure and read the Pioneer. The big sales will all be Isted there- deceive the people of the state than the alleged profit of the Bank of North Dakota from July 28th to De cember 31st of $45,078.45. To ar rive at this profit the bank state ment includes among its earnings an item of $46,719.64, accrued interest on the bank bonds. These bonds were issued by the State of North Dakota and the proceeds were to become the capital of the bank. It will be recalled that the bonds could not be sold to the public and they were purchased by the bank itself out of its deposits. The in terest on these bonds is paid thru the state taxing power and a levy was made by the State Board of E- qualization last September to cover this item of interest. The Bank claims this as operating profit and hence as a net profit to the State. No interest should be paid upon these bonds while they are the prop erty of the Bank and the deduction of this item from its net profits leaves a net defecit of a considerable amount. This is a deplorable con dition in view of the fact that the bank handles some $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 of public funds on which it pays but two per cent in terest. The actual deficit represents but a small portion of the loss to the State on account of the opera tions of the bank. Prior to its or ganization, from two an4 one-half to six percent was paid on public funds, thereby lessening the income of the State and political subdivi sions thousands of dollars. The Bank's statement further shows that only $205,062.73 had been loaned upon farm lands while Bulletin No. 5 series of 1919, issued December 15th, 1919, shows that the applications for farm loans amount ed to $8,015,991.00. The bulletin above quoted shows appraisal fees on hand amounting to $20,510.50. If the excessive appraisal fees being paid by the applicants for farm loans were deducted from the alleged net profit, the bank would show an even (Continued on Page 6) REM. ESTATE TRANSFERS FOR THE PAST MONTH Gunild Valsvik to Albert Walsvik, $2, wd, N& SE& 17-148-55. Gunild Valsvik to Ingvald Wals vik, $2, wd, S% SE14 17-148-55. Albert J. Brakke, Administrator Estate of Andrew A. Brakke, de ceased, $4236, adin. deed, NW'/t, 15-147-57. Thresa M. Mayes, now Tibbitts, et mar to Sophia McLaughlin, $1, E 25 ft of W 66 ft lots 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, Bk. 23, Orig. Town Hope, Wd. Odin O. Benson et al to John O. Anderson, $32,000, E'/z 11-148-54, wd. Elizabeth J. Harvey, et al to Louis H. Kersting, $2500, wd, Lots 11 & 12, Blk. 18, Orig. Town of Hope. A HIGH CLASS, FIRST QUALITY TALKING MACHINE AT A LOW PRICE Northwestern Mutual Savings & Hi 1 V'-A I-?.**'.— ntnM Official Paper of Lnverne, N. Dak. This machine gives one wider range of reproduction than is possible with ma chines sold at a higher price- Call and judge for your self. KRAABEL & KRAABEL Hope, North Dakota BEST and we hit the mark. Guns and Ammunition cm e-33 WE BUY THE BEST HARDWARE IN THE LAND. THAT IS WHY WE SELL THE BEST HARDWARE IN THE LAND AVE BUY FOR THE LOWEST PRICE. WE SELL FOR THE LOWEST PRICE. WE WOULD RATHER DO A BIG BUSINESS FOR A LITTLE PRICE THAN A LITTLE BUSI NESS FOR A BIG PRICE. WHEN HUNTING FOR ANYTHING IN THE HARDWARE LINE, COME TO OUR STORE. YOU WILL FIND IT. OUR HARDWARE IS THE BEST IT STANDS THE TEST J. H. McCollom v-—- $2.00 per year, 5 Cts. per copy AT LAST! We hiive just received the Agency for the The New Comfort Talking Machine and isk you to coine in and let us give you demonstra tion on these machines. They reproduce any make of disc record exactly as well as the best talking machine on the market. Without change of equipment one can play Victor, Columbia, Pathe, Ed ison or any other kind of disc records. Loan Association to Sahra Ann Van Dusen, $1, qcd, Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Blk. 13, Orig., Town Hope. Harry C. Palfrey et ux to Edgar M. Fuller, $20, wd, all Blk. 7, Ma jor's Add., Hope. John S. Palfrey et ux to Hugo Gunkel, $1, qcd, S1^ of SE14 and SE& of SW'/i and Lot 4, Sec. 18 144-56. R. S. Lunde et ux to Carl Peter son, $5600 wd, SW/4 nn A Ui -x M: 6-145-57. C. H. Curl, Executor Estate Geo. Bower, deceased, to Kiene Farms, Inc. $14,200, Executor's Deed, SW!4 35-144-54. Paul E. Simmons to Fargo Loan Agency, $100, qcd, SE'/i 1-144-55. Albert Sparrow, Sheriff to Fargo Loan Agency, $2832.75, Sheriff's Deed, SEft 1-144-55. State of North Dakota to Louis E. Sell, Patent, SW% 16-146-56. (Continued on Page 6)