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The training period depends unon
the young man or men to a great deal
as to their ability to grasp the wohk
as it is being shown them. Men stay
GOOD CHANCE FOR
YOUNG MEN IN WILLYS
John H. Sawyer, who is in charge
of the U. S. employment bureau in Mi
not, has received the following letter
from the Willys-Overland Co., of To
ledo, O., which will prove of much in
terest to our young men looking for
employment and an opportunity for
We. carry a full line of Vacuum- Bottles and Cases
which are a necessity in Hunting.
Prices range from
$2.75 to $10.50 a set
A complete line of Eastman Kodaks and Accessories
will be found here in all styles from
$6.00 to 60.00
We Do Developing and Printing. Send us Your Films
MINOT DRUG CO.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1919.
TJ. S. Department of Labor,
Minot, N. D.
Attention: John H. Sawyer.
Replying to yours of the 12th rela
tive to the young men in your dis
trict who are seeking employment in
the automobile industry.
For your information beg to advise
we have instituted in our plant a com
plete training school department in
•which young men who are unskilled
get a complete training in the various
branches of the automobile industry
and while being trained they reecive
an hourly wage rate which is suffic
ient to care for them while in training.
tr-:, HV.,- '. a i,-:
'ft 201 Main St, So.: L,
in training on an average of two toj
four weeks and they are then sent out
in the plant on production on a partic-i
ular machitie of a specific class or kind
of work as the case may be.
While in training they receive 40c
per hour. When they go into the:
plant on production they are automat
ically increased and they earn money:
in accordance with their ability and de
sire to work.
We would suggest you haVe each in
dividual write us 'personally and give
us his age, height, weight, married or
single, and what his previous mechan
ical experience has been. In this con
nection"it does not make much differ-!
ence whether the men are trained ori
not. However, men with some train-!
ing will advance more rapidly than!
Awaiting your reply, we beg to re-!
Very truly yours,
—The Willys-Overland Company,
LM-F Employment Manager.
The Methodist ladies will give a
fried chicken supper at the church
Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, from 5:30:
to 8 o'clock.
brighten up the old home
stead, bringing to it mod
ernity, comfort and con
venience, ma your
property more valuable
for renting or selling. Now
is the time to have the
MESOPOTAMIA TO 'COtyE BACK
Prepheey That Ancient Land Is to B«
Redeemed From Present State
It may be remembered that, when
Gen. Sir Stanley Maude had to Iti.v
down his work with his life In Mesn
polumiii, tlmt work was taken up ami
carried on successfully by Oen. Sir \V.
R. Marshall. The expedition which
he sent up the Euphrates freed thiit
river* from the Turks, and Just before
the armistice the force which he led up
the Tl.srls from Bagdad captured the
entire Turkish army of 7.000 about "0
miles south of Mosul, the city which
stands oh the west bank opposite rite
ruins of Nineveh. Since then the coun
try has had peace, and nil the wa.v
north and west from Basra there has
been a notable revival of commerce
and agriculture, with a beginning of
the great irrigation scheme devised h.v
Sir William Wlllcocks. It was through
Irrigation that In ancient times tltc
land developed Its extraordinary fertil
ity, and traces remain of the network
of canals that formed the center of
Is there to be a renewal of that fer
tility in place of the desert barrenness
produced by Turkish neglect and mal
administration? General Marshnll.
who has returned to Rngland, is of
that opinion. Speaking recently »t
Durham he made one very remarkable
statement. As a result of experiments,
he said, it was believed that Mesopo
tamia would become the finest cotton
growing country in the world. That Is
a large expectation, too large to dis
turb cotton growers In other countries.
Details of the experiments, showing
surprising results, will have to he
made known hefore the "sea island"
territory of Georgia, South Carolina
and Florida cau believe that its su
premacy is threatened by Mesopotn
mia. or that the beautiful long-stapled
silky wool of its peculiar variety can
be excelled anywhere.
AZORES AT A STANDSTILL
Population Has Shown Little Change
in Last Century—Lost Trade in
Sugar and Tobacco.
The population of the Azores is
about 245,000. the number of inhabi
tants having changed but little In the
last century, and, if anything, having
diminished. This fact is probably due
more to various political and social
conditions than to climatic, agricul
tural, or other conditions of the
islands. In the early days the Portu
guese literally "raised cane" on tlie
islands, and established a large su^:.r
trade with England and other coun
tries. Tobacco and fruits wero
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produced in grreat quantities, but. wi'h
the discovery and settlement of Brazil
and other South America*" countries,
Portugal rather discouraged produc
tion in the Azores in order to al'l her
colonies in South America. With the
sugar and tobacco trade snatched from
them, the Azoreans began the cultiva
tion of the vine, and the making of
wine and other liquors became one of
the chief industries of the islands.
The population consists mainly of
Portuguese. Moorish, and Flemish set
tlers. with a few negroes and a fair
sprinkling of English settlers.
Novel Apartment Building.
A San Francisco woman realty oper
ator has planned a novel building. Her
idea is to utilize a steep bluff 350 feet
high. On it she proposes to erect a
series of Apartments running in stair
step fashion from tbe street down to
the water of San Francisco bay.
It is proposed to have each apart
ment equipped with its own elevator
entrance, pergola and roof garden,
with a glass-covered inclined Hnvator
connecting all wijfch the private wharf
for fishing and boating. Other fea
tures projected are a specially warmed
sea-water bathing tank and glass in
closed and a heated playground for
children on the beach. Steam heat,
hot water, -laundry,/garage, bifiiard,
club and ball rooms are to be provided
as matters of course. The site com
mands a fine view of the Golden Gate
and the sea outside, acconling to the
prospectus, and it is said the apart
ments, which will rent at a prohibitive
(for most of us) price, are already
under lease, even before the building
has been started.—Kansas City Star.,
"True, women's fashions are so Im
modest as to shock the pure," said J.
Fuller Gloom. "The summers are also
hotter and the winters colder than they
ever were before. Just as usual, the
country Is going headlong to the dogs.
Every town In America has more fools
and crooks and gossips in it, in propor
tion to its size, than any other town In
America. The poor are always growing
poorer and the rich growing fatter.
*The end of the world i£ always at
hand, and probably always will be. In
fact, there is everlastingly something
to howl about, If you want to howl.
The women have always worn exactly
what they pleased in just the manner
that suited them best, and there never
was and never will be any help for It
And If their diaphanous garb offends
you there is.no law compelling you to
keep edging around until you get a
comely woman betwixt yourself and
the sun, confound'you ^"--Ifcasas City
Knew the Steck.
Thomas—Has the boss got any
horses for sale?
The Groom—No, sir, but I reckon
Mr, Smith has.
The Groom—Well, the gov'nor sold
him a ample Inst week.
This ch 1 d''s
swing made of
Genuine Solid Oak Dress
er, golden oak gloss finish,
beveled edge mirror size
13x23 inches. Top of
dresser measures 18x26
inches. Regular $27.85
The largest and best assorted
stock of rugs in the whole
Northwest is here for your in
spection, Axminsters, Wiltons,
Tapestry and Brussells Rugs are
a few of the lines we carry.
Over 25 different
styles of Monarch
Ranges are here
for your selection.
They out last 3 or
4 ordinary ranges.
The style, we il
lustrate sells for
Our Pillows are all la
beled as to what and
kind of feathers they
contain, and guaranteed
absolutely pure, clean
Prices range from
43 South Main St.
not ask your trade simply because we happen to pay
taxes here, help support the schools, churches, roads and
so on, but because we can and WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
This Child's Rocker finished
bright red with
decorations is worth more
than our ver ylow price of
The National Sewing Machine is
so well known it is unnecessary
for us to go into details. This
model we sell for only
Minot, No. Dak.
Finest Farnitnre Store"
Economy Department Store
jJt jM[OW is blanket time and here you will find
a nice assortment waiting your inspections
'•UMM: 8^ a full l»n« of School Supplies »:i,
You Phone 4—We Deliver
Economy Department Store
»11111 "Everything to £m and Wear'
Well constructed heater, 14
inch fire box. Extra well
constructed. Heavy nickel
Twenty years guaranteed twenty
six piece Rogers silverware set.
Put up in beautiful blue velvet lined
$3.00 to $6.50
According to size and quality
Blankets $4.00 to $10,00
Indian design wool blanket in blue, brown
and gray, at
$6,00 per pair
ncy and Staple Groceries
Silkine, Creton Cotton Rafts
Phon© 272*273 Miiot, No. Dak.