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Fhi'k» N- I'., 25.—Anti-Non
partisans of North Dakota will statfe
recall flection aimed at "several
state officers," they announced thru
their headquarters here today. The
lime of the election and the officers
against whom it will be directed were
not announced. The decision follows
meeting of the committee of 21, an
A petition signed by one-third of
the voters of the state is necessary
for tho recall. The anti-Nonpartisans
say they are confident of obtaining
the necessary number of signatures.
There will also be initiation of sev
eral new laws, according to the state
ment, which says:
"Because of the serious conditions
existing throughout the state and rev
elations brought out by the investi
gating committee of the house of rep
resentatives, numerous demands from
ill parts of the state have been com
ing in constantly for weeks asking for
a recall of several state officer* and
the initiation of laws necessary to re
lieve the situation and reinstate con
fidence. The campaign committee of
composed of seven republicans,
appointed by the chairman of the re
publican state central committee,
seven democrats, appointed by the
chairman of the state committee, and
seven members appointed by the sec
retary of the Independent Voters as
sociation, met in Fargo yesterday, and
the independent members of the legis- operated bank, mills and elevators,
lature and to figure out a plan for
canvassing the voters of the state.
"The committee was unanimously in
favor of drafting men to fill the offices
that will be vacated by the recall, A
delegate convention will be called for
that purpose.-The members of the com
mittee were positive in their assertion
that every person who started a cam
paign of any kind for his nomination
FIRST STEPS TAKEN FOR RECALL I. V. A.
FORCES MUST GET 67,000 SIGNATURES
to take the place of any of the men
that are recalled, should promptly be
frowned down and counted out of the
race by all independent voters and
newspapers of the State."
Townley Insists That Recall I'lan is
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A. C. Townley, president of the I
National Nonpartisan league,#predict-
saiT'Um 'S "0t
Mr. Townley declared that the inde
pendents will not be able to get enough
petitions to force a recall election,
07,00ft being necessary.
Says Program Will Stand
"1 am not interested in any way
with the policies of the state govern
ment," Mr. Townley said today. am
only interested in getting the right
men elected to office."
There is no intention, he asserted,
along that line,
asked whether Twin City and Chicago
take up a $6,-1
000,000 bond of the Bank of •.!•
North Dakota, unless governmental I
"The bankers refused because thev I
said political conditions are too
settled. I took no part in the nego
tiations, but attended the conferences."
Calls State llank Solvent
"Conditions will settle down in
North Dakota soon," he continued. "I
expect the industrial commission will
dispose of the bank bonds so that the
bank, which is really a reserve
ed today that there will be no recall I b«lp out the private bankers. They
election in North Dakota, and that the
state will sell enough bonds to keep
its industrial program going. The
While denying that there has been
any split between himself and the
North Dakota state officials, Mr.
Townley asserted that he is "not in
terfering in any way with the policies
of the state government."
He is in Minneapolis and has not
been in North Dakota since his failure
to put over the compromise program
which was to have secured financial
aid for that state.
'an(* '08n bunk, will be able to
are the ones who need help,
"The Bank of North Dakota is solv
ent. it has loaned something like
$8,000,000 or $10,000,000 to the pri
vate banks, which are unable to pay
because farmers have lost money on
tumbling grain prices. This money
is not for the state bank, it is for the
small banks. It seems strange that
bankers here should turn down the
bond issue when they have four or five
times as much involved ih the small
banks as the state institutions."
Blames New Law
He blamed the law initiated by the farm machinery and
I independent voters association at the
November election for the present
I financial stringency affecting banks
throughout the state. This law auth
orized treasurers of public funds to
withdraw such funds from the state
bank and deposit them in private in
"The state bank loaned this money
back to the banks, and when they be
gan to withdraw public fund deposits,
it shut off aid to these small banks and
necessitated calls for money," said
"The bonds will enable
he admitted, when 1 *be state bank to tide the small banks
conditions are settled.
policies in the state were changed or! °PPonen^ of the league administra
have to secure signatures to-
one-third of the total vote cast
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for governor at the last election. This
was a Nonpartisan league law.
"That means about 67,000 signa
tures," said Townley. "It would mean
they would have to get the signatures
of two out of every three of their vot
ers. Personally, I don't believe they
can do it."
I). Bankers Call Ladd Statement
BDREID MS HI-
Resolution Criticizes Manufacturers
Kor Not Making Price Reduction
in Farm Machinery.
That the first week of March be set
aside as Farm Machinery Repair
Week is urged by the executive com-1
mittee of the North Dakota Farm
Bureau federation in resolutions
which have been sent to Governor
Lynn J. Frazier asking him to issue
a proclamation to that effect.
The resolutions state that farm ma
chinery manufacturers have appar
ently shown no disposition to reduce
their prices in any measure commen
surate with the drop in the price of
farm products and the farmers are
urged to use all old machinery, pos
sible, for the 1921 work. Following
is the resolution:
"Whereas, The farmers of North
Dakota are being compelled, thru the
lack of organization to sell their farm
products at a .price much less than
the cost of production and
"Whereas, the farmers of North Da
kota are great buyers and users of
"Whereas, the International Har
vester Company of America and other
farm machinery manufacturers, thru
organization, have shown and are
showing a disposition to not take the
same loss in their line of business in
any percent commensurate with the
loss the farmers are now taking and,
"Whereas, the North Dakota Farm
Bureau cannot see much likelihood of
farm machinery being reduced in price
for the coming season, owing to the
reasons above stated and
"Whereas, the North Dakota Farm
Bureau has not yet considered and
passed upon the collective buying and
handling of farm machinery
"Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the
first week of March, 1921. be set aside
and designated as Farm Machinery
Repair Week for the state of North
Dakota* and that during that said
period the North Dakota Farm Bu
reau urges its members and all oth
ers interested in better agriculture
for North Dakota earnestly and stud
iously check up their farm machinery
that they have now and secure re
pairs for the same, place it in the
best possible condition for the spring
use and that they make an effort, as
far as possible, to. use their old ma
chinery for the season of 1921
"Be It Further Resolved, that the
Secretary 'of the North Dakota Farm
,, .. ... ,, Bureau forward a copy of these reso
iargo, N. D., I-eb. 25. W'. C. Mac- ]uti0ns to Honorable Lynn J. Fra
fadden, secretary ol the North Dakota jzjer, governor of the State of North
Bankers' association, has issued a Dakota, and ask his assistance, in
statement denying the assertions of] calling attention to the Farm Ma
Dr. E. F. Ladd, in a telegram to a chinery Repair Week for North Da
New York paper, charging the bank- I kota and that a copy of these reso
ing interests with fighting the farm-! lutions be also forwarded to all the
ers' program and being behind ad- daily papers of North Dakota."
verse advertising given the state. Mr.,
Macfadden's statement follows': Bad Boys Molesting Invalid Woman
"I want to deny for the bankers of -Arrested
North Dakota the statement madejby: Jhree Minot-boys, 13 or 14 years
Senator-elect E. F. Ladd that priv!
banking interests are fighting th&
farmers' program and are-back of the
present attack and adverse advertising
being given the state.
"The bankers' organization has of
fered the only solution to present
financial difficulties in the state and
only asks that the public funds be pro
tected for use for purposes for which
they are raised. State bonds can be
sold to rehabilitate the state finances
when this very reasonable request is
complied with. Dr. Ladd and other
leaguers want unrestricted control of
public funds by league officials."
Miss Rose Lauber visited the great
er part of last week with Mrs. Hebig.
Mark Handy and Earl Ennis of
Tagus were out joy riding last week
Sunday calling on friends here.
S. Gullbrandson was at Minot a
week ago last Saturday on business.
Mrs. Roy Christianson, who recent
ly underwent an operation at the
Northwood Hospital, is expected to
return in a few days.
Pete and Ed Schlecht and Martin
Halgrimson spent Wednesday night
at the Hebig home. John Hragrave
also called one evening.
There was no school last Wednes
day on account of the blizzard.
John Hargrave made a trip to
Berthold last Friday for Bill Anspau,
Bill being somewhat under the wea
Pouzar's orchestra furnished the
music for a hard time dance at Tagus
last Saturday night.
A large crowd took in the club pro
gram and dance last Friday nig^t,
notwithstanding the cold weather, and
all had a good time. A paper, "The
Mundahl, Litsheim, was in our esti
mation the best we have heard, and
much appreciated by all, also a song
by the same ladies, which was cheered
and re-cheered. The treasurer's re
port showed a net balance of $122,
this amoui^ having been raised in
just four weeks. Don't look so bad
to us, especially considering that one
entertainment out of the four, was
free. The next meeting will be at
school No. 3 or what is known as the
Torgerson school, Friday evening,
March 4th, when we expect to have a
short program, and we are endeavor
ing to secure a speaker on Consoli
dated Schools and other matters of im
portance. The balance of the time
will likely be given over to dancing.
Everybody invited to attend. Ladies
John Shulky and family and Pete
Schlecht spent Sunday afternoon and
evening with the Hebigs.
Bronchitis Caused Death of Win.
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. C. Hunter this
week received a letter from the son
in-law of Wm. Hetherton, with whom
Mr. and Mrs. Hetherton had been liv
ing since returning to Dennistown,"
Scotland, stating that Mr. Hetherton
was very ill with bronchitis and this
is undoubtedly what caused his death.
No letter has been received since his
death, but one is expected this week.
I old,' were arrested by officers Thurs
day night for marking up the wincfows
of the Apartment occupied by Mrs.
Guthrie in the Virginia flats. They
were taken to the police station until
turned over to their parents. The
boys are said to have thrown a fork
thru the window striking Mrs. Guth
rie, who is an invalid. The fathers
of these lads could do a lot of good
by holding one of those old fashioned
conferences with their young hope
fuls back in the woodshed, using a
barrel stave to give their arguments
Unlawful to Smoke in Public Eating
The anti-smoking bill, known as
House Bill 51, has been passed by both
houses, the Senate voting on the
measure 29 to 15. If the governor
R. E. BARRON, President.
E. BYORUM. Cashier.
signs the bill, it will be unlawful to
smoke pipes, cigarettes or cigars in
any public dining room, cafe, restau
rant or eating house oi in railway
couches or street cars, except in luces
provided especially for smoking. A
minimum fine of $5 is provided and
the maximum fine ia $26. The pro
prietor of the cafe or conductor of the
Loans and Discounts...$1,386,155.20
Warrants, Bonds, etc... 143 324.99
U. S. Bonds (at par) 80,000.00
U. S. Liberty Bonds... 62,500.00
War Savings Stamps 352.74
Stock in Federal
Reserve Bank 4,500.00
Banking House, Furni
ture and Fixtures 62,000.00
Other Real Estate 9,472.94
Cash and Due
From Banks 303,385 80
E A O N
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OF MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA
At the Close of Business, February 21,1921
F. W. ROACH, Vice President
W. E. TOOLEY, Ass't Cashier
Capital Stock $ 100,000.00
Undivided Profits..--. 146,298.00
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