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Thursday, May IS, 1919
"A condition of greater choas than
exists, could hardly be Imagined,"
So spoke Bishop William F. Anderson
of Cincinnati, Ohio, who has just re
turned from a trip through Europe and
Northern Africa. Bishop Anderson has
been surveying the results of the war
«nd states further that "the Method
ist Centenary Movement had been born
to furnish the principle of permanent
and enduring peace."
The Centenary is the biggest single
project ever undertaken by one denom
ination. Celebrating the hundredth
anniversery of the first Methodist mis
sion, the church Is setting forth a pro
gram of expanded world service. Its
magnitude may be realized from the
$105,000,000 which constitutes the goal
of the financial drive.
Broad Program
The program is world wide In Its
scope and as varied in its forms as
the needs of those whom the church
would serve. It is undertaken in no
.selfish sectarian spirit. It is not a
piece of denominational propaganda.
It Is a sincere effort of a great church
to make Rs full contribution to the
Christian welfare and happiness of a
new world.
Helena Area (Worth Dakota, Mon
tana, Idaho and Eastern Oregon) is
[under the direction of Dr. George
Mecklenburg, areal secretary, and is
wide awake to its Centenary oppor-
telligence and recognition of human
rights possessjjptf.^he masses of her
North^if .llion for
Bullets Will Not Stop War
Civilization Imperilled by Ignorance andSuper
stition.—Great Need for Christian Education
CAMPAIGN FOR $105,000,000 NAY 18 25
Hethodist Centenary Active in Gigantic World
wide Reconstruction Program
tunlty. Diligence is a watchword of world's population crushed down by
the Methodists these days. A careful caste, but awakening to a new day,
m|| complete survey of every country 89 per cent of the men and 99 per cent
In the world has been made and the of the women know nothing about edu
needs of each has been ascertained, cation. In China "the awakening
A comprehensive program of social, giant," 96 per cent of thf people are
educational, evangelistic and healing uneducated and but two out" of every
ministry has been planned. hundred are in school. In pagan Af
__ ii rlca, apart from the mission stations,
Democracy Not Uuderstood
Dr. S. Earl Taylor
"The world cannot be recon
structed by a formula. No mere
agreement among diplomats can
heal the wounds of war. No
International constitution, how
ever, perfect in its phrasing, and
no mere economic revolution,
however sweeping in its scope,
can bring about the universal
reign of peace and good will
among men. Such a peace is
the fundamental aspiration of
every human heart, but it cannot
be realized through government,
and it cannot be realized through
law alone. World democracy can
and will be realized only through
the practical application of the
religion of Jesus, and nothing
but faithlessness on the part of
the Christian Church need de
lay its realization now."
human rights is only possible in Chris
tian countries of the world because
elsewhere the masses possess no edu
cation upon which to build. Russia,
China and Mexico have taught the
world that countries where 90 per cent
or more of the people are illiterate
are but "tinder boxes" for the remain
der of the world.
In India, with over one-fifth of the
"Bon jour les Americans!" These are three war orphans -sons of poilus who made the greatest sacrifice.
Tke Methodist Episcopal church has purchased a beautiful country estate at Charvieu, near
an adjoining piece of land of 300 acres to give boys like these a home, llus orphanage was .established by thv,
church with the approval and co-operation of the Trench government, which was unable to care for the thousands
of kiddies pouring into southern France. •,
do not even
America is able to stand before the been invented. The non
peoples of the world as the chanpiofK^»ribhnn world knows nothing.of sani
of the "new day" because" of the in- j"£tion
Whftre the Methodist
Centenary Money Will Go
know that writ-
poetically nothing of medl-
0n|y Basi8
for Change
of Christianity
Twenty-five millions—emergency war work, rebuilding, equipping,
making possible our future work in the lands where war has made
devastation. ,.
Five millions—1,174 village churches, missionary residences, chap
elff, Institutional churches in foreign missionary lands.
Seven mlHlons—600 primary schools, twenty-five colleges, ten print
ing presses and equipment, fifty-one secondary schools or academies in
foreign mission lands.
Two millions—eighty hpspitals, dispensaries and physics-fesfc
dences and headquarters. _k.
Four millions—for work among, negroes^ih the Souttjt and in the
jj among Highlanders of the South moun-
"""See millions for work among Italians and other South Europe
SnSi'^taSiM.l eroups. reslo., like O.T. Ind., and
^^mmous^'doWntrodden evangelist Institutional centers.
where the nations mingle, where people aie transients.
Five millions for rural Methodism, community churches, etc., in
'"'seven millions for strategic suburban and city fields.
Seven millions for 5,000 native preachers and native teachers.
One million for 250 native doctors, nurses, and medical and surgica
assistance in foreign mission lands.
Two millions for the frontier territoiy in Aim rlca.
Twenty-eight millions for new
in present foreign mission fields—a ?efn Ori ent'il missions
Five millions distributed in work liT Ha^a11, in
on the Pacific coast, in Utah mission, de^ opn. of ChHstian l^der
Of these millions China will get nearly se^en, Af^ca two. Mexico
one, India five, South America six millions.
remodeling, and parsonages
only basis for a change. Old religions
so long as they retain tlielr hold, step
in and say "No" to changes necessary
tp better conditions. The Methodist
Centenary proposes half of the $105,
000,000 for education, sanitation and
better living conditions to the millions
committed to its care.
Church Aids Reconstruction
Already a relief ship has left for
Prance and Italy with everything from
condensed milk to portable houses.
Orphanages in France and Italy have
been established and much further
work for these grief torn lands Is al
ready under way. At least five millions
each year for the next five years will
be spent in war reconstruction in work
both at home and abroad.
Starve Blind Pigs
What shall take the place of the
saloon Is a question that many Ameri
cans are asking. It is the aim of the
Centenary that Community centers
be established where men may congre
gate as tliey did in the saloon but now
in a decent atmosphere that will not
rob them of their minds and manhood.
Now is the time for the church to pro
vide sucli centers. Men attracted to
these centers would be kept away from
the "Blind Pigs" and the beasts would
starve. The Centenary proposes to
spend millions of dollars for Commun
ity centers throughout the land. The
church of the new day will serve all
the social and spiritual needs of all
the community all the time, not only
on Sundays.
53,000 Workers Needed
The needs of the Centenary are not
all financial for there must be capable
well trained workers for the great
tas'ks in these days of construction
and reconstruction. The life service
department of the Centenary move
ment now has thousands in training
for special forms of definite Christian
work. Many of these are young men
who have been discharged from the
armv. It is felt that they have evi-
dence'd the type of manhood that is
needed ip work of this sort.
Helena Area Forges Ahead
To facilitate the work in this great
campaign ihe Methodist church is
divided Into 20 areas. North Dakota,
Montana, Idaho and Eastern Oregon
form what is known as the Helena
area. The headquarters for this terri-
Executive Secretary of Helena Area.
tory is at 39-45 Bailey Block, Helena,
Montana. George Mecklenburg is the
executive secretary for the area. As
sociated with Dr. Mecklenburg Is a
corp of able leaders which work
throughout the area assisting local
Methodist churches. Dr. Mecklenburg
was formerly pastor at Billings,
Montana. His splendid recopd of
achievements and his dauntless
courage makes him unusually well
qualified for the great task. Helena
area leads all other Methodist areas
in the number of Christian Stewards
and has more subscribers to the great
missionary magazine, World Outlook,
than any other area in Methodism.
Capital Briefs
The state highway commission is
interested in the proposal to put a
wagon bridge across the river be
tween Bismark and Mandan. If this
$600,000 improvement is pushed to
completion by the Burleigh county
and Morton county commissioners, it
will be the only bridge across the
Missouri above Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The only way to cross into the Slope
country now is by ferry. The bridge
would be a link in the Red trail or
National Parks highway, and would
city of Bismark has voted $2500 for a
preliminary survey. The Burleigh
county board appropriated $90,000 for
construction, and the Morton county
board has apppropriated $92,500 as
its share. It is probable that Slope
counties will cede some of their share
of the federal road fund to aid in the
erection of the new traffic artery.
A letter from Theo Nelson to a
farmer who called at the capital says
that the referendum petitions will be
filed by the I. V. A. Monday, May 12.
Unit No. 1 of the Woman's auxili
ary of the Nonpartisan league met in
Bismark May 9 to hear a discussion
of the workmen's compensation insur
ance law, passed by the farmer le
gislature. A hundred women heard
L. J. Wehe, of Devils Lake, a mem
ber of the board in charge of the
labor insurance explain its benefits.
Mr. Wehe said that 39 states now
had workmen's compensation acts.
North Dakota's is the most modern
and humane. Other states having
compulsory state insurance, which
must be paid by all employers to pro
tect workers in case of injury are
Ohio, Wisconsiu, Idaho, Wyoming
New York, California and Maryland.
Dairy Commissioner Osterhaus is
preparing for the new laws to go in
to effect in July. One of these pro
vides for a state experimental cream
ery, which is expected to help the in
dustry as much as Dr. Ladd helped the
raising of wheat with his experi
mental flour mill in Fargo.
North Dakota investors are to
have the first chance to buy bonds
of the State Bank of North Dakota.
A quarter of a, million dollars worth
will be sold to banks and private citi
zens here. Then when the people
have thus shown their confidence in
the new institution the remanider will
be sold in other parts of the United
States to bring in outside money. F.
W. Cathro, director general of the
State Bank, already has received a
number of applications for $1,000
bonds from banks an dprivate indi
viduals. The first preliminary de
posit from a bank cam efrom Ren
ville county and was $2000.
Governor Frazier has written to the
former employers of several North
Dakota soldiers who are now with
the army of occupation in Germany,
to make sure their old jobs are waitr
ing for them. The names of these
men, as sent by Col. Heckel of the
125 infantry, are: John Quinn, Gar
rison, N. D. Joe Jaroschewski, Ni
agara, N. D. Affen Tweet, Tunbridge
N. D. and Gilford Slotsve, Ashley,
N. D. It is supposed the !2iith will
soon sail for home.
State Auditor Kositzky's office was
run all week by his deputy. Mr. Kos
itzky is visiting in Wisconsin. He
stopped off in Minneapolis long en
ough to give a reporter for the kept
press an interview saying that the
Nonpartisan league was busted and
that he was the one who did it. Talk
like this will make Jerry Bacon jeal
The State Bank of North Dakota,
through Director General F. W. Cath
ro, has called on th etreasurers of
all public corporations, counties,
school districts, state institutions,etc.
to report to it, at the close of business
May 17, the balance of public funds
remaining in their hands. At a later
date they will be notified when to
make transfer to the Bank of North
Dakota of such balances. They will
also end names of the banks in
which funds are deposited.
The Board of University and School
Lands voted to take 24 farm loans at
its meeting May 9. These were Scat
tered through 19 counties and total
$45,700 ranging from $800 to $3,700
each. They were given to the farm
ers at five pe cent.
The board also bought the bends
High War Prices
Are With Us Yet
With fighting ended, the troubles war brought us did not stop.
During the war the telephone companies, like most other in
dustries. were hit hard by high prices for equipment and by the loss
of trained employees.
Now our former employees are gradually being released from
military service and resuming their old positions.
Although the price of telephone equipment is still very high,
we are able to obtain it more promptly than a few months ago.
Our plant facilities, which during the war were extended only
for urgent needs, are gradually being restored to a normal condition.
And telephone service, too, is steadily improving and getting
back to our pre-war standard.
But the cost of furnishing telephone service is much more than
it was when the war began.
And high prices for equipment and generally high operating
expenses are problems we shall no doubt have to meet for several
If the 1920 presidential race develops into a dash of the water
wagons, as has been predicted by the "dry" wings in the two major
parties, then available material In both ranks is obtainable Governor
Henry Allen of Kansas, elected to the office while doing war work
in France, stands on a dry platform in the Republican party His
nomination might develop shou}d the Democrats* great "dry advo
cate, William Jennings Bryan, stage a comeback and dominate ar
fairs as he did in the Baltimore convention in 1912
of two school districts to aid in erect
ing new buildings. One of these was
at Sandy Creek, Williams county, and
was for $2400. The other was for
$12,000 and went to Willow Vale,
Bottineau county.
The Board of University and
School lands has sent a check for
$30,000 as first payment on its pur-?
chas eof $300,000 worth of Victory
Last week Commissioner W. J.
Prater sent a check to the treasurer
of Bottineau county for feed and feed
bonds to be issued to the farmers.
These bonds were sold by Commiss
ioner of Agriculture Hagen to the
board. They drew 4 per cent, and
the county ought to be able to let the
farmers borrow at a low rate.
A petition addressed to the State
Industrial Commission signed by six
ty of the business men of Bowman
and of farmers in the territory tri
butary to that town, has been filed.
It requests the Board to establish at
Bowman a branch of the North Da
kota state mill and recites as a reas
on for such a location the natural
facilities of that district. Regardless
of how unpopular the League may
be, in the cities of the state, the Lea
gue's proposed flour mills seem to be
universally in demand.
We wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to the many kind friends and
neighbors who so kindly assisted us
during the burial of our son and bro
ther George also for floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs C. L. Hart
Lloyd and Frances Bellach

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