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VOL. XLV—NO. 49/
To all Fellow-Workers:
At last the returns are sufficiently
complete to give us a fair line-up on
what happened on election day. The
Independent candidates are all elected
by a saxe majority. The laws are in
cfuestion but probably lost. Two
t.:.n..» primarily account for the loss,
i.. ...e last several campaigns, the
l.._ :.ave received more votes than
t..e candidates. Special effort was
ciiemore put on the candidates in
this campaign with the result that
they v.e.e elected and the laws prob
ably iost. There was some opposition
to the election laws by some people.
The result of that opposition was a
reduction interest in all the laws.
Many of those who were opposed to
the election laws did not realize that
there were over 37000 democrats in
North Dakota when party issues were
voted on last fall and that even tho
nearly all of them are willing to reg
ister as republicans in state matters:
enough has to bo kept in line to main
tain the party organization in the pri
maries. Five thousand five hundred
remained in line for that purpose at
the last primary election. That num
ber taken out of the total vote that
the independent candidates had now
would defeat them. The failure to
carry the nonpartisan election law
for the state officials will make it im
possible for republicans and demo
crats to unite in the next primary and
general elections as they did in this
special election. Let us hope that
some way will be found to keep the
forces together until at least we are
through with the next general elec
It would be a very fitting climax to
the fight that has been made if all
the independent workers and as many
others as possible could get to Bis
marck and participate in the installa
tion of the independent candidates
when they take office about Thanks
giving time. Can you arrange to get
Please accept my personal appre
ciation of your splendid
in this campaign. To have been ac
tive in the first and only recall elec
tion of three high state officials in the
United States is an unusual achieve
ment of which every participant may
justly be proud. It proves beyond
question that the majority of the vot
ers of North Dakota believe that pub
lic officials should handle public af
fairs honestly and for the public good
instead of for personal gain.
THEO. G. NELSON
ANNUAL PIG DAY
WAS BIG SUCCESS
The third annual pig sale by the
Barnes County Livestock Association
was held in the Marsh barn in this
city Friday afternoon. There was a
large attendance of farmers^ at this
sale. Bidding was not over lively for
the simple reason that the farmers of
the county are not over burdened with
cash this fall, nevertheless the pigs
sold for a very fair price considering
present prices and conditions. There
were twenty-six Durocs offered for
sale and eighteen Chester Whites, all
of them very fine specimens of the hog
family. Many breeders in Barnes
county were represented at this sale
and each and every one had hogs of a
very fine breeding and quality. The
Duroc exhibitors were A. C. Nelson.
Kathryn R. A. Jongewaard, Litch
•ville V. E. Grant, Cuba W. W. Fritch.
Valley City T. J. Sebby.. Fingal
Howard Wilson, Leal E. R. Fritch,
Valley City Anton Christ, Leal E.
R. Lyons, Eckelson W. W. Brewer,
Oriska W. R. Jones, Marion A. R.
Wiji, Dazey Martin Pape, Wimble
don. The Chester White exhibitors
were: JT A. Jacobson, Nome Robert
Rasmussen, Dazey Albert Sonshagen
Litchville Henry Olson, Nome E. E
Lundy, Leal A. G. Van Winkle, San
born Frank Heimes, Valley City.
MOURE TO CLASH
The Valley City High School foot
ball team leaves in the morning for
Bismarck where the local boys will
clash with the Bismarck High School
team. Bismarck has one of the strong
est teams in the southwest district,
only defeated by Mandan, district
champions, by one touchdown. Bis
marck and Valley City seem about
evenly matched and it looks like a bat
tle royal from whistle to whistle.
The local high school will close the"S
football season by a big game on the
home gridiron Armistice Day. La
Moure, one of the biggest and strong
est teams in the southeast district, has
challenged the local boys and they
have accepted. LaMoure has seven
straight victories to her credit and is
looking about for other worlds to con
quer. Their last game was with En
derlin and they sent that team down to
defeat by the overwhelming score of
55 to 0. Local football fans will be
given a real treat when Valley High
and LaMoure meet on the local field
November 11 at 3 p. m.
The fire department is in receipt of
a check for $25 from Robert Ailder
son as an appreciation of the good
work done by the department at the
•fire adjoining the Right Price store
on the south. The department did
some good work at this fire and un
doubtedly saved the Right Price store
from loss by their work. The check
will be appreciated by the boys.
We are informed this morning that
the stores of the city will close on the
afternoon of Armistice Day.
OUT BOUQUETS WHY IS A STEER
A steer is a steer to most people—
but not so to Prof. J. H. Shepperd, an
imal husbandman nt the North Da
kota Agricultural Experiment Station.
A steer, to Prof. Shepperd, is a loafer,
a worker, a fletcherizer or a food bolt
er. The basis upon which Mr. Shep
perd classifies a steer will be fully
illustrated in the educational exhibit
being prepared by the station for the
Grain and Hay show to be held in con
nection with the International Live
stock Exposition in Chicago, Nov. 26
to Dec. 3.
A glance at the educational exhibit
also will serve to clear up a mystery
that has enlivened gossip at both
Fargo and Mandan since last summer,
when on sundry days a man could be
seen in the experiment station pas
tures, pointing at a cud-chewing
steer, jabbing a pencil at him in exact
cadence with the steer's jaw wags,
and scribbling notes in a note book
every time the steer paused to swal
low. This man was entirely sane, it
now appears, and simply was "get
ting the evidence" on the steer. The
evidence on some of the station steers
will be published to the world in the
exhibit at the International. For in
stance, above the picture of one steer
will be this label:
"This steer is a fletcherizer," with
the further information that the steer
chews 40 times on his cud before he
swallows it. Another steer is labeled
a "food bolter" because he gives but
30 "jaw wags" before he swallows the
bolus. The "worker" made exactly
51 jaw wags per bolus for 28 consecu
tive times, with the rapid cadence of
72% wags per minute. The trifier
ruminated only half the time which
cattle nature has allotted him for his
The steer also is a systematic beast.
Prof. Shepperd says, as he grazes
about eight hours, ruminates or
chews his cud eight hours, and sleeps
or loafs about eight hours.
The entire exhibit is built around
the pasture experiment work at the
Northwest Great Plains Field station
at Mandan. conducted cooperatively
by the North Dakota Experiment sta
tion and the office of dry land agricul
ture, U. S. Department of Agricul
ture. It is intended to show that
North Dakota can produce the native
pasture to grow livestock and the
roughage and grain to finish the stock
for the best market.
ING LAST NIGHT
The annual banquet of the Barnes
County Live Stock Association at the
Rudolf Hotel last night, at which
time the bankers of the county were
there to talk finance, was the most
successful meeting of the association
held in the city. There were from 125
to 150 present at this gathering and
there were so many good speeches that
it was pretty nearly two o'clock this
morning before the last talk was over.
Orchestra music was furnished by
Mrs. W. B. Clark and Miss Larson
during the progress of the banquet,
while Prof. J. B. Meyer was the lead
er of song. After the very fine ban
quet had been served the program was
taken up. The regular program was
Production of Pork in North Dakota—
Future of the Hog Industry—Prof J.
H. Sheppard. Agricultural College.
Farm Dairyman—J. W. Haw, Agricul
Functions of Live Stock Associations
—Anton Christ, Leal.
War Finance Corporation M. O.
Use of War Finance Funds—John
Tracy, Valley City.
In addition to the regular program
very, good talks were given by Wesley
McDowell, Marion Barron, of Minot
DeNault and Nierling, of Jamestown
Earley of Valley City, and others, all
of them of much merit and touching
on those matters that are now inter
esting the farmer and the business
man. The bankers dwelt largely on
the financial situation and the needs
for getting money into the state to
relieve farmers who had lost out
farming the past year or two. It
was the opinion of the bankers that
money could be secured from the War
Corporation for those farmers whose
credit was good and the banks will no
doubt make application to this corpor
ation for money. Mr. Grangaard ex
plained how this could be done and
that millions were available for that
purpose. V. E. Grant, of Cuba, act
ed as toastmaster. The gathering was
a splendid one and created a better and
more optimistic feeling all around.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 2, 1921.
Congressman Young happened to
meet Chief Justice Taft yesterday.
The Chief Justice talked freely about
his last visit to Valley City and the
beautiful Chautauqua Park, and in
quired specially for the editor of the
Times-Record. He said:
"Is Mr. Trubshaw still editor of the
Upon being told that he was the
Chief Justice continued: "Won't you
be good enough to remember me to
him when you see him again?"
All business men having advertis
ing for Saturday specials must get
their copy in to the Times-Record
Wednesday night and early Thursday
morning. There will be no paper is
sued on Friday so please remember
this and get your copy in early.
The State Teachers College jour
neyed to Jamestown yesterday morn
ing where they clashed with the fast
College eleven at that place in the
annual football battle. During the
first half the Jamestown team took a
spurt and trotted across their visitor's
goal line twice.
In the first quarter of the second
half C. Anderson who had been play
ing a steller game for the teachers,
leaped into the air, far out of reach
and intercepted a forward pass, sprint
ing fifty-five yards for the only touch
down of the teachers. It is said the
teachers penetrated the Jamestown
line for large gains each time but
upon getting near the goal line the
Jamestown men would hold and the
ball went over.
Much credit is due Dahl and An
derson for tl Mr stellar playing which
proved to be the feature of the game.
Dahl with his spectacular tackling
and Anderson was in the habit of in
tercepting four passes, getting four
of them in yesterday's game.
A large number of the college stu
dents accompanied the team to James
town where they supported the team
which fought up to the last minute
when the final whistle blew with the
score standing 28 to 7 with James
town on the long end. This is the
first time this year the Jamestown
team has scored. They played a tie
game with the A. C. neither team
VALLEY CITY NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1921.
THINGS THAT NEVER tim-riuw
VMHLCH ONE Of
NOU LADIES cMEfct
BURNS TO GROUND
The farm home of Valentine Potter
a.farmer living about nine miles north
of .the city was burned to the ground
yesterday afternoon. It seems that
Mrs. Potter was just putting the child
ren to bed for their regular afternoon
nap and upon coming down stairs no
ticed smoke in the kitchen. This did
not alarm her at once due to the fact
that she was used to seeing smoke in
the kitchen from the stove. Going
further into the kitchen she noticed a
cloud of smoke rolling out of the pan
try and when the door was opened the
flames leaped out at her but very for
tunately she escaped injuries and
rescued her children before the fire
spread to the stairway.
A brother of Mr. Potter had just
driven up in the yard but not until it
was too late to enter the burning
house which was burned to the bround.
According to Mr. Potter he was un
able to save one article. This is a
very unfortunate thing to happen to a
farmer now that wheat is selling at a
dollar a bushel. Many bushels of po
tatoes which were in the basement are
also said to have been lost. It is not
known whether the building was coh
ered by insurance. Although the
tire is unknown the general theory is
that mice set off matches which were
in the pantry.
S.T.C. LOSES TO
Take the lead. Keep up your enthusiasm.
Jump into the next twelve months with dou
ble determination. Crop returns may be poor
and profits from farming may be small, but
conditions just as bad prevail at present in all
other industries, in some much worse. Agri
culture is the largest industry it is a basic in
dustry, and an essential industry. It must and
will go on.
Natural law never ceases. The machinery
of industry may seem to be out of gear, but
in due time the equilibrium will be restored.
Then rewards will come to those who now con
tinue to CARRY ON.
This bank is always ready, now as hereto
fore to heln thnsp who heln themselves—t.hnse
Bank of Valley City
VJMT ON ALL
TH£ OTHER LADIES
flRST BECAUSE fit
IN NO VtUftR*
Charging that railroads operating
in North Dakota, claiming to act un
der the authority of the interstate
commerce commission, increased their
freight rates on grain, hay and grain
prducts in proportion to the rate in
creases granted for interstate traffic
on these products on May 3, a reduc
tion of intrastate rates proportionate
to the reduction ordered on inter
state rates effective Nov. 20, was ask
6d in a brief filed with the interstate
commerce commission today by the
North Dakota Board of Railway com
missioners together with the boards
of Kansas, Nevada, and Arizona.
North Dakota woold save approxi
mately $200,000 annually if the intra
state reduction were made in the
opinion of V. E. Smart, rate officer of
the state railroad commissioner, ac
cording to a telegram to the Forum
from Bismarck this morning. Mr.
Smart also said that after the United
States district court had issued an in
junction against making changes in
existing schedules, John Beckman
geneneral solicitor for the national as
sociation of utility commissioners, was
asked to ascertain from the interstate
commerce commission, how far the
power of state commissions extends.
Mr. Smart presumed the order of the
commission resulted from the inquiry
According to the paper filed with
the interstate commerce commission
by the board of railroad commission
ers of North Dakota, the carriers
claiming to act under the interstate
commerce commission order advanc
ing rates as of July 29. 1920, "have
advanced all rates applicable to th?
transportion of grain, gra^n pro
I ducts and hay in intrastate commerce
in North Dakota by the percentages
indicated in said order." The order
charges that discrimination against
intrastate commerce will be practiced
if intrastate rates are not reduced at
the same time and in the same pro
portion as intrastate rates.
At the Teachers College Auditorium
on Armistice Day, Friday, Nov. 11,
at 10:45, a patriotic meeting will be
held, to which the general public is
invited. The Edgar A Fisher Post of
the American Legion is planning to
attend in a body. There will be some
short snappy speeches, patriotic mu
sic, and an impressive feature of the
meeting will be the carrying out of
Pres. Harding's suggestion that all
the people should at 11:00 a. m. ob
serve silence for a period of two min
utes. This will be the only public
meeting held on Armistice Day, and
the College Auditorium should be fill
ed to capacity.
J. A. Moore is up from Enderlin
and spent yesterday in the city.
A O N
The club members of Barnes County
will be interested in the following list
of educational trips which will be
awarded, November 15th, to state
championship club members in the
respective projects. Only those clubs
members who rank high in their pro
ject in the county may compete for
these trips. The Barnes county boys
and girls have done some excellent
work during the past year and stand
a good chance of winning one of the
following trips. Club members must
send their reports to the County Club
Agent at once in order that they may
be checked over and sent to the state
office before November 15th. Live
stock club members must submit their
record book along with the regular
final report blank. For further infor
mation communicate with your County
Club Agent at Valley City.
1. The National Duroc Jersey Re
cord Association, Peoria, 111., J. F.
member winning the state champion
ship in the Duroc Jersey Sow-Litter
project. If a Duroc wins the state
championship over all breeds the
same association will also offer an
engraved gold watch.
2. Armour's Bureau of Agricul
tural Research and Economics, Chica
go, offers $100 to apply on an educa
tional trip to the International to the
club member winning the state cham
pionship in the Sow-Litter project,
all breeds considered.
3. Wilson & Co., Packers and Pro
visioned, Chicago., offers one round
trip to the International to the club
member winning the state champion
ship in the Purebred Beef Livestock
4. Armours Bureau of Agricultural
Research and Economics, Chicago, of
fers $200 to apply on an educational
trip to the International to the club
member winning the state champion
ship in the corn project.
5. The American Hereford Cattle
Breeders Association, Kansas City
Mo., R. J. Minzer, secretary, offers
$25 to the club member winning the
state championship in the Purebred
Hereford Heifer or Calf project. (That
is, members owning Hereford heifer
calf or bred heifer may compete.)
6. The American Aberdeen-Angus
Breeders' Association, Chicago, Chas.
Gray, secretary, offers ten dollars to
the club member winning the state
championship in the Angus Baby Beef
7. The Hazel-Atlas Glass Co.
Wheeling, W. Va., offers an education
al trip of about $100 to the club mem
ber winning the state championship
in Canning. This will undoubtedly be
a trip to the International.
8. The California Peach and Fig
Growers, Fresno. California, offers an
educational trip of about $100 to the
club member winning the state cham
pionship in the Bread Baking Project.
This will also undoubtedly be a trip to
J. A. Hall, educational director of
the advertising clubs of the world, is
to speak to the business men of Val
ley City on Wednesday evening of this
week. Herman Stern, president of
the Town Criers Club urger every
business man, who is interested in the
problems of the day, to attend the
banquet at the Rudolf Hotel at 6:30
Wednesday evening at which time Mr.
Hall will deliver a very important
message. He comes from New York
and has a reputation of being a force
ful speaker who has a broad knowl
edge of advertising and general bus
iness and everyone who attends will
enjoy hearing him. Mr. Stern has re
ceived the following wire from C. G.
Ferguson, Minneapolis Northwestern
director of the Advertising Clubs of
the World: "I heard Hall here yes
terday. He has a big message for
you. Shout it from the housetops.'
Mr. Moe will make your reservation
for the banquet. If he does not call
on you for your reservation phone to
his office. 380, and your reservation
will be cared for.
On Tuesday evening the Normalon
ians met in the Training School gym
nasium for a social hour. The early
part of the evening was spent in danc
ing and singing. The party then ad
journed to the Training School kitchen
where the remaining time was spent
in pulling taffy and popping corn. The
evening was very much enjoyed and
all declared the time passed much too
The Normalonians have been or
ganized for the year and the following
named girls have been chosen as mem
bers. Miss Peckham is the leader.
Anderson, Myrtle Baarstad, Inga
Bagley, Jeannette Burns, Kathryn
Bublitz, Pearl Caley, Marjorie Carn
than. Myrtle Cook, Cecil Dekrey.
Hattie Duebendorf, Fern Dunn, Ger
trude Gaeckle. Clara Gubelman, Dor
othy Gunderson, Esther Hanson.
May Helgerud, Myrtle Johnson,
MORE TRIPS NONPARTISANS TO
FOR CLUBS: HOLD CONVENTION
Pfander, secretary, offers $75.00 to fidence in the hope that the admin
apply on an educational trip to the. juration would succeed in carrying
International at Chicago to the club
The nonpartisan league leaders will
hold a convention, probably this
month, to decide upon a future course,
according to A. H. Liederbach, state
chairman, who visited the state cap
"We probably will have a conven
tion this month, very likely in Far
go," said Liederbach. "We will call
in delegates and lay important mat
ters before them."
Mr. Liederbach did not think that
the league convention which, accord
ing to the Courier-News, would be
held in February, after A. C. Townley
has been completed his incarceration,
will be delayed until that time.
The new administration will not be
entirely free from attack. Mr. Lied
erbach said that "we will continue
with the fight as if nothing had
happened," and added that the new
administration would be expected to
keep its campaign promises, but he
said he didn't place any great con-
the league platform.
Over-confidence upon the part of
leaguers was declared responsible for
the defeat by Mr. Liederbach. He de
clared that 10,000 leaguers had not
gone to the polls while all of the op
position vote had got out.
The Courier-News will be contin
ued, Mr. Liederbach said. The Pub
lishers National Service Bureau, he
said, has been liquidating for months
and is still doing so.
He expressed the belief that there
would be no contest of the, election,
a view generally accepted at'the cap
"We feel that as long as our peo
ple have spoken and didn't come out
we should stand by the result," he
said. "Our people didn't come out
and do their duty, and the others did
Mr. Liederbach, who was quoted be
fore the election as saying that he
would spend the winter in California
said he was uncertain whether he
could get away.
WHAT OUR SCHOOL
MUSEUM IS DOING
The most important feature of the
school museum in the State Teachers
College is supplying the student teach
ers with more illustrative material to
be used in the classroom. This makes
the class recitation more interesting
and also more beneficial to the pupils.
The school museum has an especial
ly fine exhibit of corals, birds eggs,
and sponges. The coral exhibit is
especially fine and cannot be dupli
cated in any other but large museums.
There is a very good bird display.
There are about seventy-five mounted
specimens, nearly all of which are
found in North Dakota. There are
also exhibits on Japan, the Philippine
Islands, and of the Indians. These in
dustrial exhibits are practically all
gifts from industrial firms, or are
made up by the curators.
There is a large collection of post
cards, numbering forty thousand,
about fifteen hundred mounted pic
tures and many unmounted pictures.
These pictures are in use daily both
in the College and in the Training
School classes. The collection of post
cards, mounted and unmounted pic
tures, are of great geographical and
industrial value. These pictures are
inexpensive. They are gotten largely
through magazines and picture com
panies, the price being one and two
Another main object of the museum
is not only the furnishing of material
to the student teachers and faculty,
but it is hoped that the student teach
ers will have become so accustomed
to using this material that they will
begin collections in their own schools.
This will eventually lead to small
There are three general methods in
which the museum material is used:
in the classroom, in the lecture room
with the projection, and in the mus
Just at present the curators in the
school museum are busy cataloging
the stone collection. The school mu
seum is one of the few school museums
of its kind in the United States. It
is said to be the only one doing just
the kind of work described above
GETCHELL PRAIRIE ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Getchell spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bor
chet of Noltimier township.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. White enjoyed
dinner Sunday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Ed. Harper of Valley City.
The annual Hallowe'en party was
held Saturday evening at the church.
A very interesting program was given
by the children of the Whitcher and
Getchell schools under the direction
of their teachers, Mrs. Skidmore and
Mr. and Mrs. John Nakel of Green
townshin attended the Hallowe'en
party at the church and then spent
the night at the Chas. Whitcher home.
Laura Langowska, Clara Mann, p. Rogers Thursday, Oct. 27, after a
Lena Mason, Mary Melby, June 01- pieasant afternoon. A delicious lunch
son, Florence Saugstad, Signe
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maresh spent
Sunday evening at the home of Mr.
and Lloyd Sampson.
Schroeder, Gladys Skarsten, Bergith Sunday school at 2 p. m. and church
St. Jacque, Kathryn Tewell, Ella
The Ladies Aid meet with Mrs. J.
by the hostess.
Marie Thorson. Mildred Wheeler, ]vjv. Thad Getchell of Valley City
Katherine Widdifield, Florence
Wilds, Marie. M. L. ^ay with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whitch-
G. A. Lieber is down from James
town again and is looking after his
customers in the city. Gus comes
every so often rain, snow or shine
and you can't keep him away—and
we do not want to.
with Rev. Nugent as pastor.
Donna Grube enjoyed dinner Sun-
er and daughter Harriet.
MMhon Ronzheimer who is attend
ing the A. C. at Fargo spent the week
end at. home.
Lillian Olson of Valley Citv snent a
counle of days visiting with Harriet