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-va &• dti&al ftkpfer. City of Hope, N. Dak. VOLUME 40. No. 49 RURAL SCHOOL NEWS OF OUROWN COUNTY Several School Rallies Held •ill Rural Districts During Past Week.—Other News Florence Thompson of Sherbrooke School District mops her floors every two weeks—she borrowed the neigh bor's mop so often that the school board decided to buy her one. She also serves hot lunch but the child ren do the planning and the work— she does the guiding. The upper grade Manual Training Class of the Golden Lake Center School have made a dictionery stand, a table, and a lamp stand. They are planning to make shelves for the li brary and teeters and swings for the playground. The lower grade class are ti&kihg sleds. MaHe" Vasfaret of Franklin School District reports her school 100 per cent'attendance for the month ending February 11th. GrfeehVlew School No. 2, Hilda Castella, teacher, has given two so cials. the first one netting $32.25 and the second $19.50. The County Superintendent and Rural School Inspector took part in the two educational rallies held in Greenview Township Feb. 14 and 15. The meetings were well attended and tiie parents and school officers took 'part lii the general discussions con «eflfltfg better schools. The ladies lifeWeda delicious lunch. An educational rally was held in ^he chrfftdl bf the Bnger church Feb ruary fifth. The Coiinty Superin tendent explained the needs of bet 'tfer schools, and Albert BJerke, pres ident of the Golden Lake School Dis trict, spoke on the value of the con iiblidated tfchbol. The four teachers of thte IlistiMct gave some short talks #Dintittjg oiitthe fact that it Is im ttossible for the one room school teacher, who has. all the giades, to db good wtork. During the refresh ment hour the need of better rural Schools was discussed. Enger town ship Is one of the wealthiest town ships and lias some of the finest homes in the country, and we feel confident that before long we shall "Itee one of the finest rural schools in that community. Donations from Greenview No. 3 Muriel Nyhus, teacher, and from 'Greenview No. 2, Hilda Castella, tbacher, have come in the past week for Near East Relief. $5 was donat £d by each school. New Bergen School No. 2 and tireenview School No. 2 have sent °fh remittances for Junior Red Cross Hews, thereby enrolling their schools lEV. 6. E. MARTIN GIVEN fifGEPTON AT LA SUEUR The Methodist church parlors were "ifeain the scene of a notable gather-* last evening when the Method "fits, t#o' hundred and sixteen strong •#ave their new pastor, Rev. Martin, *'&('rbitlringr welcome reception. It was brotherhood night, therefore they furnished a full and well rendered program with its president, Dr. Hatt ung, In the chair. The Ladies' Aid '^Joined and furnished the eats so ab undant, and oh so good, of which the ^whole congregation later bave hearty ':and aelfevident proof. "All Hail the 'Power of JeSus Name" was sung by 'the audience'followed by''prayer of fered by Rev. Mir Sellie," pastor of 'the Presbyterian church. A male quartet was next called, consisting of solo "attd quartet, question and an swer. Ed Schlegel sang the solo and :EJ*W. Miller. E. H. Heins, A1 Berndt 'and B. W. Tolefson rendered the !'-quartet, accompanied by Mrs. Heins, '''which war well' received. It fell to Rev. Heins to deliver the addresB of Welcome. With appropri ate remarks he extended unto the ,new pastor and his good wife the royal hand of welcome, of good-will, ''-co-operation friendship and broth erly love, as man and preacher, pas- wtor and citizen to which the Rev. •^gentleman responded in a manly ^speech, expressing their appreciation of the whole souled reception accord ed them. ••/ft a lkte hour all went home consclbus' of ad' evening well spent, *nd feeling confident that the Metho- 1'dlst church of LaSueur will prosper grow under the leadership of the 'AtoW'AkiMtcft'V—La Sueur (Minn.) Ex. THE CONGREGATIONAli CHURCH Sunday, February 27th, 1921. Morning at 11:00 A. M.—"The Reconciliation of Creation." Sunday School with Adult Bible Class at 12:15. Pastor's class for religious educa tion and membership at 3:00 P. M. "Rewards of Service" will be the topic in the series of Service talks at 7:30 P. M. Sunday evening. All are cordially invited. HOW OLD SUE BILLS READ BACK IN 1850 Fergus Falls Journal: Sheriif J. S. Billings ran across the following copy of an auction bill from a paper pub lished in 1850, a few days ago: "Having sold my farm and intend ing to move to Missouri, I will sell at public sale one mile west and four miles south of Harrisburg, Ky., on Saturday, Sept. 23, 1850, the fol lowing described property to-wit: One buck nigger 25 years old, weight 210 4 nigger wenches from 18 to 24 years old, 13 nigger hoes, one pine sled, 6 yokes with hickory boys, 2 ox cars with six inch tires, one sad dle, 3 double shovel plows, 10 and' 12 inch 25 one gallon whisky jugs 100 gallons of apple cider one bar rel of good sorghum 2 barrels of soap 2 barrels of kraut, one extra good nigger whip 2 tons of tobacco, two years old. Sale will start at 10. Terms cash. I need the money. Co. H. W. Johnso ^iict. Bill Crawford Clerk. Joe Cooley, Owner." PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS FOR ALL COUNTRY SCHOOLS It is to be hoped that every rural school in the county will have a good phonograph and a set of good rec ords. Do not buy organs for schools because only one teacher out of fifty can play. If ever good music is need ed anywhere it is in the tiny, crtnstf ed, starved, ugly school house. The machine and records must be well taken care of and jazz music must never be bought. The phonograph can be used for playing folk games and for marching it is also used to illustrate georgraphy, history or reading lessons. Through it the children learn to sing correctly, they learn to know the real voices of the great artists, and they learn to know and appreciate the best music. Miss Long, teacher of Franklin No. 4, writes, "The pupils enjoy the graf onola so much, They are learning to know the new records by name, such as The Swan, Melody in F, Poet and Peasant Overture, as well as the com posers of the same. The older pupils are especially fond of these select ions." AAGOT RAAEN, Co. Supt. of Schools. RE6ARDIN6 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HIS FUNDS In regard to the railroad rate case it may be said safely that there is not one man out of every 10,000 in the state that does not want a square deal. Our government, same as Eng land, has granted a raise in rates, which in reality is a tax to restore and repair the roads which were han dled by the goverment under high pressure and hence suffered some damage, and also to enable the roads to optrate and carry added cost of labor and equipment. No state can dodge this tax. Neither can North Dakota whether Lemke throws cat fits or not in order to show his fol lowers what a patriot he is. To settle the question whether It is fair that the 35 per cent increase should be added to our present sche dules or to a schedule which shall be adjusted to the same level as Min nesota's freight schedule, another question must be answered namely, was the Minnesota scehdule unfair as compared with the North Dakota schedule is as 60 to 80 or a trifle better, did larger volume of traffic and less cost of operation in Minne sota warrant the difference? If the schedules were unfair, then this rate case should bave been heard long ago. The Governor had a fund to hire a special Assltant Attorney General. The fund has not been used. Why not? If, as the Non partisans claim Langer would not stir in that matter, why did not the (Continued on last page) "Vi'V^T'*" OUR BLABON Miss Clara Brekke is home for a week-end visit. Ruth and May Swanson and Ber nice Burner were afternoon callers at the Brekke home. Mr. and Mrs. P. Carlson have mov ed to town. Harry Chalmers was a Finley vis itor Monday morning. Gordon Rye was a Page caller Sat urday evening. The Blabon Orchestra played for the movies on Thursday evening and on Friday evening they played for a .dance in Finley. The Blabon Ladies' Aid served lunch in Sund's Hall Thursday the 17th. Myrtle Oxton and Bernice Burn er were court visitors in Finley Sat urday. M. Lindgren and family were Sun day callers at the Langager home. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walters were Finley callers Monday. A number of the young folks at tended the dance in Hope Thursday evening. Clara Brekke, Ruth and May Swanson were supper guests at the Burner home.. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Langager were guests at-the A. Johnson farm Sun day. Hartwell Burner, Ole Olson, Gor don Rye and Conrad Sund were court visitors Monday. Elsie Crooks visited at her home in Ayr over Sunday. Henry Chalmers is attending court in Finley. Henry Langager is visiting at the George Gilbertson home. Conrad and John Sund and R. Schmidt were Pickert visitors Sun day. The sum and substance of politi cal conversation at the capitol is that the people of North Dakota might as well prepare themselves for another political campaign to begin as soon as the present legislature adjourns. In other words, there is to be a re call election. There is, of course, the unlikely possibility that the senate may pass the I. V. A. program measures intro duced in the house recently, in which case the farmers' part of the Non partisan League program might be saved without the expense and trou ble of a special election but there is hardly a chance that the present state administration will deviate from It "rule or ruin" policy. The opposition in the two houses, best known as the I. V. A. members ol* the legislature, as well as the I. V. A. leaders and other opponents of the Lemke-Frazier regime have re peatedly tried to stave off the inevit able and dire consequences of the po licies pursued by the industrial com mission, but the administration has refused to follow any "way out" ex cept a "compromise" which would permit it to keep up its lawless, ar bitrary and wasteful practices and leave the other fellows holding the bag. That North Dakota at the present time is facing a graver crisis than ever before is the opinion of several leaders, including officers of the In dependent Voters' Association, who rather reluctantly admit that a re call may be decided upon as the only way out of the mess and mire in which the state now finds itself. "As a result of administrative ex travagance and mismanagement North Dakota now stands utterly dis credited," Is the way Mr. Nelson, manager of the I. V. A. sums up the situation, and he comes to the con clusion that "there seems to be noth ing else to do for all honest and hon orable men and women who have the welfare of the state at heart than to set about a thorough house clean ing bee and turn the rascals out of office." "If we permit things to go on the way they1 are going now, we would be guilty with the gang that is now steering the ship of state hell-bent for destruction. We have a recall law specifying what to 4o In Just such an emergency as the one which RECMI--IT1TIATIVE ELECTION NOW BEING CONTEMPLATED i*\t*rjt*m-irtoxfr&x>ts A number of young folks from Blabon caled at the Swanson home Monday evening. Mrs. Burner was an afternoon call er at the O. Olson home. Ole Martinson attended the Inde pendent Convention at Bismarck last week. PILLSBURY The dance for the benefit of the band Friday evening was very well attended and much enjoyed. I. J. Cowles went to Minneapolis Thursday on business. The members of the Victors and Live Wire Sunday School classes had a party Friday evening in the church basement. School teachers and pupils enjoyed a holiday Tuesday in honor of Wash ington's birthday. Miss Lydia Nolting, Mrs. John Smith, Marjorie and Willard, spent Sunday with Mrs. Roy Smith. Roy Smith went to St. Paul Sat urday with a carload of lambs. A special meeting of the stock holders of the Farmers Elevator was held Friday afternoon. The H. S. students and seventh and eighth grades were entertained Saturday evening, Feb. 12th, at the home of Prof, and Mrs. Watson. They all report a very fine time. Grand Prairie girls lost to Pills bury in a good game Saturday eve ning to the close score of 13 to 15. The boys team have won two games from Colgate the past week. Mrs. Will Nelson and daughter, Elenor, spent Tuesday and Wednes day with relatives in Luverne. A large number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Krapf pleasantly sur prised them at their home Monday night. now confronts us. There is no pos sible excuse for not invoking the reling call. If the present situation does not require application of such ex treme measures we had better take steps to repeal the recall law. Some thing must be done soon to put hon orable people into office in place of those who are now throroughly dis credited by the facts brought out by the Investigating Committee or there will be no honor for North Dakota or North Dakotans among the states in the union. Something must be done to rehabilitate the state's cred it something must be done to save the mill and elevator program and rural credit system. They are at a standstill now. If the present state their way about it, everything will be administration is permitted to have lost." Present indications point to initia tion of certain program measures proposed to guarantee the carrying out of the pledges laid down in the I. V. A. platform which have been endorsed and reaffirmed by the Re publican and Democratic organiza tions working co-jointjy with the I. V. A. during the last campaigns. As soon as this matter is disposed of recall petitions will be circulated and filed in time for the holding of the special election some time In June when the people of the rural districts have a little breathing spell between haying and harvest and, therefore, time to go to the polls and tend to other duties in connection with the campaign. The laws and candidates would be voted on in the same election, tho the petitions for the laws will have to be filed much sooner than the petitions for candi dates and recall. Only 10,000 signa tures are required for the former, while 80,000 are required for the latter. Just how far the recall will effect the present officials is a matter not definitely decided upon—as a matter of fact nothing is definitely decided ed upon—but it may be taken for granted that every official directly responsible for the present predica ment will be given notice. It fol lows, naturally, that the members of the industrial commission are the worst culprits in the eyes of the op position with the three members of the supreme court who used their high office to whitewash the bank rupt Scandinavian-American Bank of pumrer HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FEBRUARY 24,1921 $2.00 per year, 5 Cts. per copy W. C. T. U. PROGRAM The Hope W, £. T. U. will meet Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Meader. Following is the program: Leader Mrs. C. S. Shippy Devotions Mrs. J. Cole "Why the Women of America should Perpetuate the name of Frances Willard" Mrs. Robt. McLaughlin "The Willard Memorial" Mrs. W. H. Evans Vocal Duet .Catherine Ray, Dorothy Lathrop DEMAND FOR R. C. NURSES IS FILLED Red Cross efforts to recruit nurses for public health work have resulted in materially increasing the number of nurses in that branch of nursing service. Most of the requests for nurses which have come in from chapters in the Northern Division have now been met, and it is prob able that future calls can be filled with only the delay incumbent upon finding suitable candidates. Many graduate nurses, particular ly those who saw service over-seas, during or since the war, have been eager to leave private nursing for the greater opportunity which public health service offers. The training hospitals are receiving an increased number of applications for entrance, both from girls recently graduated from high school, and from women who have been engaged in other line's of work. Those schools especially which offer a course in public health work as a part of their regular cur riculum are bringing their enroll ment up to its normal level. There are at present 113 public health nurses in the four states of North and South Dakota, Minnesota anl Montana, whoare employed by the Red Cross and 16 who are em ployed by organizations affiliated with the Red Cross. While there are a few applications for nurses for the Dakotas still pending, it is expected that they will be filled within the ,near future. The demand promises to continue for some time to come, according to Miss Phyllis Dacey, Act- Director of Nursing for the Nor thern Division, as additional counties are constantly waking up to the val ue of the work which public health nurses do, particularly along preven tive lines in the school and the home. A significant fact in connection with the awakening interest of the great body of people in public health work is the increased attendance at the Home Nursing classes offered by the Red Cross. During the 6 months from July 1020, to December 1920, 6,713 women and girls were enrolled in these courses in the Northern Di vision alone. While the work deals mainly with the care of patients in the home, much emphasis is laid up on the methods which should be em ployed to prevent the spread of dis ease, the preparation of food so as to avoid infection, and the observ ance of the rules regarding sick-room cleanliness. Fargo as close seconds. Then in all liklihood the lieutenant governor will be recalled as well as some sen ators and perhaps, the state auditor who did his little part in a vain en deavor to supress the public audit of the Bank of North Dakota and the other state institutions. League leaders within and outside of the administration are having a good laugh at the expense of the con tributors to the fund raised by the Fargo Courier-News for the alleged purpose of helping out Attorney Gen eral Lemke. There is no doubt that somebody is hleped by these subscrip tions, but there seems to be a doubt in many people's mind as to whether it is Publisher Lemke or Attorney General Lemke who is helped the most. The facts in the case tend to show that Attorney General Lemke does not need any help as he has more than $16,000 to take care of the expenses of his department for the remaining four months of the fiscal year, or over nine thousand more than was appropriated for his predecessor for this period. In the present days of high cost of print paper it is barely possible, however, that Publisher Lemke may need some It is far from the intention of this correspondent to claim, or even intimate, that the funds raised by the chief League organ is a leg pul ling affair for the purpose of help- (Continued on last page) S. jfr*di Official Paper of Luveme, H. Dak. HUNDREDS ATTEND PARTY THURSDAY Spirit of Good Fellowship Prevailed at the Legion Get-Together Meeting There has been lots of social gath erings, parties, etc., in the city of Hope at various times but never an event that received more favorable comment than the Get-Together par ty sponsored by the Amercian Le gion Post at the Opera House last Thursday evening. The invitation went forth to every one and very few failed to respond. In fact, the late arrivals found the hall almost packed to the limit. The early part of the evening was devoted to cards, tables were scat tered over the large floor and those interested played games as they saw fit. The musical program opened with violin selections by Prof. Schwalje and several selections by a male quartet followed. The officers of the Post then took charge of the program and Atty. C. S. Shippy was requested to introduce Judge Eng lert, of Valley City, who gave a short and interesting address. The Judge was holding court at Finley, but kindly consented to adjourn a little early on that evening and get ac quainted with the people of this com munity. The formal program closed with the singing of "America" by the au dience. The members of the Auxiliary then got into action and laid down a bar rage of sandwiches, doughnuts, cake and coffee. For a time it looked as though the enemy would win but just before the last doughnut and three sandwiches were gone "Demon Hunger" threw up his hands and hol lered "Kamrad" At this time Sverre's Division went to the "Front" and soon everyone was advancing and retreating to the strains of good dance music. The card tables were abandoned or moved upon the stage and the dancers had their turn and it lasted until early in the morning when the hour was growing late. The attendance at this gathering was estimated at about 400 and therefore 400 people enjoyed them selves to the limit. Friends got to gether and talked over old times, and strangers got together and talked over possibilities for the future. It is hoped that gatherings of this kind will become a regular feature of the community life. STEELE COUNTY HAS 14 STUDENTS AT IE A. C. Every North Dakota County ex cept Sioux, eight other states and Canada are represented in the total enrollment of 999 students at the Agricultural College, according to statistics for 1920-21 prepared by Registrar A. H. Parrot of the college. Steele County has 14 students at the institution from 6 communities. Leaving out of consideration Cass County, in which the institution is located and which has 237 young people attending the school, the en rollment is remarkably well distri buted throughout the state, the sta tistics show. There are 238 students from 97 communities from the first congressional district, excluding Cass county 265 from 110 communities of the second congressional district and 137 from 89 communities from the third district. In all, 313 com munities in the state have sent stu dents to the institution. There 121 students from 79 lo calities in the eight other states rep resented, Minnesota supplying the bulk of these with 90 people from 53 communities. Montana and South Dakota are tied for second place with 10 each from nine and seven com munities respectively. Iowa sends four students from as many commun ities, and Wisconsin four students from three communities. Illinois, Oregon and Michigan send one stu dent each, while Canada has one stu dent in the institution. Excepting Cass county, Barnes has the high enrollment with 37, and Grand Forks county is next with 31. Traill follows with 29, and Pembina is close behind with 26. Ramsey, Ransom and Richland have 23 each. Three counties. Bowman, Hettinger and Mcintosh are the only ones hav ing an enrollment of but one each.