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EDITORIAL One of the best state officials we have had at the capital city is the re liable John Steen, state treasurer, who is now seeking re-election at the hands of the voters of the state. Mr. Steen is certainly entitled to the sup port of every independent voter of North Dakota. He keeps his records in fine shape, you can tell in one minute from his books just how the finances of the state are, and we see no good reason why he should not be elected again to serve us for another two years. Vote for Mr. Steen at the primary election. The last lap of the primary cam paign is in sight and one week from next Wednesday will tell the story. Speakers are going out on both sides putting up their stories for the pur pose of carrying the day Before any one votes it would be well to scrutin ize the work of the Frazier adminis tration and ask themselves if to put Baker, Church and his bunch back into power with the understanding they would pursue the same sort of administration as did Frazier, it would be a good thing for them.. The same sort of a policy would mean still fur ther increases in taxes and still fur ther return to impaired credit of the state. If you have a good man on the job and he is doing well, keep him there—Nestos is making good. If you want reduction in taxation, if you want to get rid of a lot of useless bureaus that we have no need for in Bismarck but which are a source of big expense to the tax payers of the state, pay more attention to electing a legislature—the league is making a fight to a finish for control of the next legislature. If they win out yo*u will get no relief but more taxation, fn the thirty-eighth district of Barnes county are two very good, conserva tive candidates, N. P. Langemo, for the senate, V. E. Grant for the house. Both of them are "dirt" farmers and have been a success. They have the ability and are just the kind of men who will work for the best interests of the people. (Jive them a boost June 28th and tend some real legis lators to Bismarck. A setback in the administration of. state affairs just now would be disas trous to the state from a financial standpoint. If we allow the league bunch to again get control of the state and put in force the policies they maintained before and claim they will maintain if elected, then the credit of the state will be impaired and busi ness will take a slump. Since th6 elec tion of Mr. Nestos outside investors have more confidence in the state and are sending money in here to invest. Under the last administration your hail warrants went begging at 80c on the dollar and few takers, now they are worth 100 cents on the dollar all the time. This is worth considering. Vote to retain the administration that means the most to all the people of the state—if you do that you will vote for the Nestos ticket. A. C. Townley is scheduled to speak to nonpartisan leaguers here today. No announcement has been made as to the meeting place, at least no pub lic announcement, but it is probable that many leaguers will turn out to hear their erstwhile leader and pres ent organizer. Townley has proved beyond question that he is exceeding ly adept in the art of "shake down" and as the league is in hard straits financially it is possible that those who attend may leave the meeting considerably lighter in the pocket than they were on going in. How ever, it costs money to fight your way back to the feed bag and leaguers probably feel that money handed ov er will give the leaders an opportuni ty of living off the public for awhile. The fishing season is on but the suck ers are not biting as good as formerly As a cold blooded business propo sition the voters of North Dakota can not afford to send Frazier to the United States senate. While Frazier was governor he approved all the laws that led to withdrawal of outside money from the state, and it has only been since his recall last November that confidence has been in a meas ure restored among the eastern in vestors. Governor Frazier was direct ly responsible for the laws that brought about the deplorable condition rff financial affairs in this state, and his election to the senate would undo practically all that was accomplished at the recall election. Any voter who thinks that the Nonpartisan league is dead in this state is laboring under misapprehension of the facts. It will take the united votes of all anti Townleyites to defeat the leaguers at the June primary election. The sen atorial contest is between Frazier.and McCumber, just as the contest for governor is between Nestos and the league nominee. Anti-league republi cans, if they wish to win in June, must vote for Nestos for governor and McCumber fo senator—a vote for any other candidates for these po sitions will be a vote to retain the league in power in this state.—Han kinson News. The senatorial fight seems to be warming up as election day draws nearer. Just why it should though we are unable to see. There are three candidates in the field for the repub lican nomination, our present senior senator, Porter J. McCumber, Ormsby McHarg and Lynn J. Frazier. Mc Harg has disposed of himself as sen atorial timber by his attacks on Mc Cumber. McHarg has been befriend ed by McCumber in the past bu*, hav ing been affected with the political itch, turns on his former benefactor and does all that he possibly can to discredit the senator with the voters. We do not believe the electorate of the state will reward an ingrate with the highest office in the power of the people to give. McHarg's elimin ation narrows the fight down to Mc Cumber and Frazier. Frazier has the distinction of being the only governor of a state in the United States to be recalled from office. Daily develop ments show the voters of the state just how miserable an executive he made while in office. He did not dis play any executive ability, did not show himself to be a student of prop er legislation and certainly did not qualify as a business man. On what other grounds can he expect to re ceive your vote? McCumber holm, the highest committee appoint: in the power of the senate to give to a member. He has never been afraid to let his constituents know where he stood on any question. Sometimes his stand has been wrong, as the ma jority of the people of the state saw it, but everyone makes mistakes and the senior senator makes as few as* any member of the upper house. Mc Cumber may not be our private choice for the office but he is so far above the other candidates for the senatorial nomination that there can be very lit tle question as to which way to vote on June 28th. The league press is trying very hard to create bad feeling between the independent headquarters and Sen ator McCumber by saying that Mr. McCumber is responsible for the com ing out of several candidates against the regularly endorsed candidates of the Jamestown convention. The sen^ ator most emphatically denies that he has had anything to do with the com ing out of these men and under his own signature says that he and his friends are standing back of the Jamestown ticket just as they said they would do at Jamestown. The opposition is not getting anywhtre by misrepresentation neither afe the other birds who are trying to ride into office after having been defeated at the Jamestown convention. Sena tor McCumber is gaining in strength very rapidly all over the state and there is a general swing to him. The voters of North Dakota realize that if Frazier should be sent to the United States senate the state would not only lose its prestige in the senate but all North Dakota matters would practi cally be in the hands of Lemke and that bunch. We have had enough of this sort of thing and now that the state is gradually but surely recover ing from the bad effects of the Fraz ier administration it would seem to us to be the right thing and the most sensible thing to do to return Mo? Cumber and in addition elect the whole Nestos ticket. Farmers are get ting one hundred cents on the dollar, for their hail warrants, state bills are being paid, money is coming into the state for farm loans and more than all the present state administration is running the state economically and according to the promises made in the recall election Don't you think whej you have a safe pilot at the head of your ship of state that it would be the best thing to do to retain that pilot. Stand by Nestos and the en tire Jamestown ticket. Keep North Dakota coming along as it is and things will soon be normal and we shall have eradicated the effects of the last administration or Frazier re gime. Mother's Love To Be Organized To Fight Child Labor Afld Ask Con gress To Enact Law With Heavy Penalty. Ohio National Guard Armory, Cin cinnati, Ohio, June 14—Mother's love will be organized by the American Federation of Labor to put an end to Child labor it was decided. In a two sided campaign inaugurated today in the federation convention. Organized labor will appeal primarily to the na tion's mothers to use their votes in ac complishing the double object and making child labor prohibitory in all the states under extreme penalty for the violation. American labor stands for permitting congress to enact a federal law which the supreme court says congress can not do without en fringing on the constitutional sover eignty of those states. TOO MUCH LIGHT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR EYE TROUBLE New Valley City Eyesight Specialist Discusses the Source of Trouble for People Who Have to Use Glasses "In most cases the reason for eye trouble may be traced back to too much light too much natural sun light as well as too much artificial light," said G. A. Carlson, formerly of Minneapolis and Fargo, who ar rived in Valley City last week to es tablish himself permanently here as an optometrist with office with the Fritch & Co., Jewelers, on Main Street. "While all eye trouble is a serious matter to the person afflict ed," continued Mr. Carlson, ^"many of the cases may be permanently cuted and relief given almost immediately with little expense to the patient, and optometry is the safest means to wards settling all eye trouble." North Dakota, explained Mr. Carl son, has, like all inland states, more natural sunlight than the average eye can handle. He did not exactly use this term, but that is what he meant, and he was enthusiastic in his lauda tory comments on optometry as the most advanced science in testing the effect of light on the eye he will be the only optometrist in this city. Mr. Carlson is a graduate of The DeMars School of Optometry, and he comes here well recommended and with a successful career to point to. He was lately connected with the Crescent Jewelry Company of Fargo as manager for their optical depart ment. He desired to establish him self in business on his own hook, how ever, and after looking about for a while he chose Valley City as the most promising location. Mr. Carlson is a young man with a pleasant appearance, and he is very enthusiastic with the city and its citizens as far as he has seen them. (Advertisement) BREEDERS PLAN ANNUAL TOUR Mandan, N. D., June 14—At least 1,500 people from all parts of North Dakota in addition to jthe 1,000 or more from Mandan and other nearby points, are expected to participate in the second annual tour and demon stration of the New Salem Holstein Breeders Circuit on June 22nd accord ing to best estimates from the great mass of data and inquiries received by County Agent George H. Ilse. The caravan of automobiles from the east will start from the N. D. Ag ricultural College at Fargo, Wednes day, June 21 ,and will be joined ac Jamestown by other caravans from north and south points. Mandan will turn out several hundred cars to es cort the tourists to New Salem The history of the New Salem Cir cuit operations which have made. 17 farmers financially independent thin dairying will be outlined and the farms and equipments inspected. A dozen prominent speakers of the Northwest will be present and the thirsty will find gallons upon gallons of milk at their disposal. In addition a big picnic dinner, will be served at the John Ivlusmann farm. The fam ous Nut Quartette of Mandan and the Mandan Municipal band will furnish special music, for the day's tour. "We urge no.t only farmers, but business men from the slope to make an unusual effort to participate in the tour. It is an inspiration that cannot help but reflect upon the future of your community. The man who is convinced of the folly of wheat farm ing, and who is convinced of the pos sibilities of dairying can gather hun dreds of ideas, while the skeptic can not but be convinced. We must change the slope country to a great dairying empire and the New Salem farmers have led the way. I would THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD. VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1922. urge that every county in the slope organize its own caravan to join the tour which is scheduled to start at the John Christianson farm just out side of New Salem at 9:00 a. m. June 22", said President John Lee Coulter of the State Agricultural College in a letter to County Agent George Ilse. PATTERSON'S WILD ANIMAL CIRCUS The triple menageries with "Patter son's Trained Wild Animal Circus" forms a complete zoological display second to nine seen with any other traveling amusement enterprise. In this department are to be found the most perfect as well as the rarest specimens of animal life on earth, each of the species carefully classified There is a whole kindergarten of Ba by Elephants, Camels, Lion? and Tig ers which will be especially interest ing to children, and students. In the mammoth main tent the display pro per will prove all and more than is claimed for it. The programme in cluding a colossal coterie of exclusive all-star features. There will be thrill ing nerve shattering aerialisL-:, su perbly astonishing equestrians, death courting acrobats, lithe and sinuous contortionists, breath-taking wire walkers, phenomenally educated hors es, ponies and Trained Wild Beasts in numbers, and a myriad of others and amazing and pleasing numbcra. This season "Patterson's Trainel Wild An imal Circus" are presented under one huge waterproof canvas amphitheatre and will'be seen Friday, June 16, in Valley City, when two performances will be given on the City show ground There will be a grand free Street Parade at 11 o'clock in the morning, and this alone will be worth traveling many miles to view .as it will be two full miles of richly costumed lady and gentlemen riders, handsome tableaux, floats, open and closed dens of fierce wild beasts, brightly caprisoned hors es and ponies, tons felephants, cam els and hosts of novelties. LENINE IS THROUGH Berlin, Germany, June 14—The con trol of Soviet Russia is being turned over to a "Triumvirate" as France did in the days of thb revolution accord ing to the Firelight. Nicholai Lenine, dictator no longer, with his health, strength and mind weakened by the strain is turning the control of Bol shevik Russia over to a committee of three, Keminoff, Rykow, and Stalin. It is said the Soviet Premier is not at the point of death but has been or dered to take a complete rest for at least six months. MANIAC PLAYS WITH POLICE Kansas City, Mo., June 14.—A .man 'believed to be Gus Grimes, Omaha's terrorist, played hide and seek with the police during th6 night and has been seen prowling about the place 'where the double Bloomster murder took place. LAFOLLETTE ATTACKS U. S. SUPREME COURT Cincinnati, Ohio, June 14."— "The Supreme Court of the United States is now the real ruler of the American people," Senator Lafollette declared in a speech before the American Fed eration of Labor convention. He ad vocated the passage of a constitution al amendment giving congress the right to nullify any decision of the high tribunal re-enacting the measure and pass it. as a law. According to the Senator the Court has assumed powers over the public policies that the framers of the constitution never intended them to have. "I believe the question of usurpation of power is the main issue", LaFollette declared. In his speech which was full of attacks for decisions hostile to labor, LaFol lette said, "I will seek the aid of the farmers, the progressives and labor forces for the amendment." He claim ed that this was one of Roosevelt's principles in 1912, the popular election of the federal judges. HEAVY DEMANDS ON BANK Bismarck, June 14. $2,000,000 in funds have been withdrawn from the state bank since May 1st it was an nounced today. Heavy demands of the school' treasurers at the end of the school year and of county treas urers is stated among, causes for the heavy demands. "There will be no registered check in the bank under my management," C. W. Green declared today. In ad dition $500,000 has been advanced to the Farm Loan department. This is partly due to the delay of the Chicago attorneys (in approving the bond is sue. The $500,000 loaned to the farm department will be returned as soon as the bond issue is approved. The cause of this is the law that does not permit the loan department to keep a surplus to cover the period between the closing and the issuance of the new bonds. SOLDIERS BACK SEN. McCUMBER My dear Senator McCumber: I note tliis morning in the papers certain remarks made about you by those who are opposing your candida cy for re-election as United States Senator from North Dakota. These remarks are as untrue as they are biased and the veterans cannot sit idly by and see a man who has had their interest so much at heart, both during time of war and now during time of peacfe The ex-service men, their depend ents, relatives, and friends in North Dakota as well as the thousands of those outside of that State should be well proud of you and your work in their behalf. First and foremost in behalf of the disabled men and your efforts along the lines of both "Sweet Bills'" which had for their purpose the re-establish ing of compensation for the disabled on a firm basis and also for the cen tralization of all the scattered Bu reaus and then finally decentralizing them in compact units so as to bring the Governments relief closer to these ex-service men in their home towns. Secondly your interests and effforts in behalf of the so-called "Langley Bill", which provided the necessary hospitalization, for these disabled and bedridden ex-service men and finally your untiring efforts and interests, against all sorts of odds, in behalf of the Veterans Adjusted Compensa tion, a measure which the country is deeply interested in and concerning which the citizens have so signified whenever they ha^e had an 'opportu nity to vote by a majority of 3 to 1 in favor of its enactment. North Dakota should be well proud of such a Representative as yourself in the Halls of Congress. While it is not within our province, still we can not help but note, in passing, the ex cellent manner in which you andled the Tariff and Tax and other similar bills. If perchance you were not returned to the Senate, what an unfortunate blow and what a loss it would be to North Dakota. They would lose the Chairmanship of the strongest and most important Committee in Con gress and it would be a blow to the ex-serVice men not only in North Da kota, but also to those throughout the country, to lose a man who served the people according to his conscience and according to their vote and fulfilled the promises made by his Party, even against odds and a few profiteers who are bringing terrible pressure to bear upon him. With very best wishes and success, I am Yours very sincerely, EDWIN S. BETTELHEIM, Jr. Chairman, National Legislative Committee, Veterans of For eign Wars, Washington, D. C. Seventeen Year Old Boy Confesses To Killing Father And Leads Author ities To Hiding Place In Cellar. St. Cloud, Minn., June 1*4 Jacob Stellar, 17, lead authorities to the cel lar grave whefe he interned his fath er and confessed to killing him, ac cording to County Attorney Paul Ashles today. Thomas Stellar, 45, father disappeared Sunday and the son led the searching party. Neigh bors told of disputes between the father and son and he was questioned. He finally admitted the shooting but claimed that iwas accidental. He is being held without charge pending in vestigation by the coroner's jury to day. Mr. Stellar was buried at the Holding ford following an inquiry. Delegates To Devils Lake Meeting From Bismarck Full Of Enthusi asm For George H. Root, Of Bis marck, For State Commander. Bismarck, N. D., June 14.—Dele gates for the American Legion at Devils Lake from Bismarck and sur rounding cities plan to move on Dev ils Lake with full enthusiasm for George H. Root, of Bismarck, Vice president, -and also candidate from the local post for the position of State Commander. Other candidates from the local post are Major H. Sprague of Grafton. Local delegates will go to Devils Lake by way of Minot while some of the delegates will go by motor across country. A record attendance from the western part of the state is expected. OPERATORS SEEK TO END STRIKE Washington, D. C., June 14—An other conference of three coal opera tors has been held in an effort to end the strike. The three operators conferred with Secretary Davis and it is understood that these operators are seeking to bring about the end of the striked The three operat6rs are Jos eph Haundsglove, H. C. Tatlin of Cleveland, Ernest H. Gilbert of West Virginia. ye" CLUB TEAMS DEMONSTRATE On Saturday, une 24th, at 1:30 o'clock P. M., the Barnes County Boys' and Girls' Club demonstration program will be staged in the Audi torium of the new High School build ing. A varied and interesting pro gram will be given between the pro ject demonstrations. The demonstrations will be practi cal and interesting. Ida Swanson of Lucca will show grading and other features connected with marketing of eggs. Mable and Huldy Lundy of Leal will can fruits and vegetables by the cold pack method and discuss the use of home canned products in the family diet. Vera and Olive Per ry of Oriska will make an appetized ginger bread and muffins. Janna Jen sen and Lillian Larson of Hastings will work with colors and designs showing good choice of the same in the feminine wardrobe. Helen Noxon of Grand Prairie will give an interesting demonstration on some things that club girls like in the line of clothing. At the close of the demonstration the judges will announce the winning demonstration team securing the free trip to the Fargo State Fair. One high team will receive $5.00 in cash, awarded by The Fair Store, of Valley City. Another high team will re ceive two boxes of choice candy, awarded by Stern's Candy factory, of Valley Cjty. An award will also be made tp the individual giving the best demonstration. Huldy Lundy, local leader for the Leal club, will lead the club yells and Miss Helen Noxon, Secretary of the National Club organization formed at Chicago last November, will lead the club singing for the above named program. The public is invited to attend the entire program. Club Demonstration Program Music—Minnie Lake School Band. Club Songs Audience. Leader, Helen Noxon, Grand Prairie. Demonstration: Canning by cold pack method—Ma bel and Hulda Lundy, Leal. Violin Solo—Mylo Olstad, Hobart. Vocal Solo—Geneva Bruns, Nolti mier. Demonstration: Baking Quick Breads—Vera and Olive Perry, Oriska. Vocal Solo—Mayme Abrahamson, Leal. Reading—Irene Tomlinson. Demonstration: Selection of becoming colors and 'designs in clothing—Janna Jensen, Lillian Larson, Hastings. Club Stunts—Happy Junior Farm ers Club, Nelson Township. Reading—Rose Ukestad, Eckelson. Demonstration: Preparation of Eggs for Market Ida Swanson, Lucca. Demonstration: Collars and Cuffs—Helen Noxon, Grand Prairie. Remarks—I. J. Moe, Sec'y. V. C. Chautauqua Assn. Song, America—Audience. Traffic Expert Of Railroad Commis sion Interviews Railroad Mana gers Who State Intra-State Rates Will Apply. n-- Bismarck, N. D., June 14.—Rail roads operating in North Dakota will apply the reduced rates ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission to intra-state business in North Da kota according to V. E. Smart, traffic expert of the railroad commission who interviewed the railroad managers in the Twin Cities. The Interstate Com merce Commission, according to Mr. Smart, did not ask the railroads di rectly to apply the reduced schedule on intra-state business because of the lack of authority to enforce the or der. Murderer Who Confessed To Brutally Killing Crittendon Home Matron Sought By Mob Of 3,000. Jackson, Minn., June 14.—A mob of 3,o6o attempting to storm the Jackson jail to get possession of George Straub, ex-convict, who con fessed to murdering Miss Alice Mal 'lot, was dispersed early today by us ing tear bombs hurled by the deputy sheriff. Miss Mallot, former matron of the Crittendon Home, was found brutally slain and the body badly mu tilated with an ax. Straub, an ex convict, was regarded as mentally subnormal and has been under sus picion from the first. Shortly after the confession crowds began to gath er in the streets and talking violence and the crowd soon approached the jail and demanded the possession of the prisoner and his life. The crowd surged forward to the jail steps and Sheriff George Larrabee ordered de puty sheriffs to hurl bombs from the second story window.