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MOUSE RIVER FARMERS PRESS CONTINUATION OF THE TOWNER NEWS-TRIBUNE | XLVII. TOWNER, McHENRY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 1934. NUMBER 31. BANGERT TO DISCUSS ISSUES ANYONE EVIDENCE OF GRAFT audi- here this season to hear William Langer, de- Charles Bangert, and support of the en- made by the op- in the state govern- administration a challenge at foes, asking that they sustain their charges. records of the adminis- open to everyone to ex- there to decide what been committed. Banger~ at Senato, produce facts to sus- of "untold graft" in there are three dist- the present campaign. moratorium; 2--"are run North Dakota on each biennium, or on as in the administration ; 3.~"Who's going to pay on his discussion of the deposed governor farmer and labor- entitled to a holiday, as i insurance and build- companies, who wer~ granted them by the United States. He states have adopted and Norway has a law bearing Langer's related that Pres. asked him' to lift the but that he (Langer) it. He declared the the Frazier-Lemke only after he had ob- of ~he primary orth Dakota. the national adminis- Drake Women Hurt In Auto Mishap Mrs. Alice Metcalf of Drake receiv- ed painful bruises ~bout the face and injuries to her left arm and chest, and Mrs. Alice Parmenter sustained a few minor scratches in an automobile ac- cident which occurred at the bridge on lfi~h~ay NO; 2 about one-half mile northeast of the Lunday farm Mon- day. Mrs. Rhode of Drake and Mrs. Ethel Galloway, Worthy Grand Mat- ron of the Eastern Star in North Do- Rate-the other occupants of the car, were uninjured. dent occurred when the car, Mrs. Parmenter, was side- a truck loaded with straw. met at the east end of the bridge, and because the bridge is quite narrow there was not sufficient room to safely get by. The entire rear end of the body of the Parmenter car was torn away and a~ windows broken. The injured women were taken to Dr. O. S. Craise's office in Towner fo~ treatment. Mrs. Galloway went on to Rugby the same day with Mrs. H. L. Hill to attend an Eastern Star school of instruction. Annual Appeal Of Red Cross Is Announced "In accordance with a long estab- lished custom, the American Red Cross will conduct its a~nual Roll Call in this and thousands of other communities throughout the country from Armistice Day until Thanksgiv- ing." This statement was made this week by Merle Kid- der, roll call chair- man of McHenryi county. "The Red Cross is no stranger in thi~ county. It has ren- dered an indispens- able service during the period of de- pression and partial recovery. It's work must go on. Since all its ac- tivities are made possible by individ- ual support, we are convinced that the local citizenship will respond quickly and graciously when the membership campaign gets under way on Armistice Day." BANG'S DISEASE WAR IS BEGUN IN McHENRY COUNTY APPLICATIONS FOR TESTS BEING MADE BY STOCKMEN Applications for the Bang's disease (contagious abortion) test are now be- mg accepted from beef and dairy herd owners of McHenry county, according to Peter Jorgenson, county agricul- tural agent, who has announced that the necessary forms for listing herds for the test have been received. Opening of't~e ~g's disease con- trol program herd, the county agent said, marks the inclusion of North Dakota with the 22 other states in the work to control this most expensive of dairy cattle diseases. Most of the counties of the state are planning on getting the program underway at an early date. The Bang's disease control under- taking is being sponsored by the Agri- cultural Adjustment Administration with the Federal Bureau of Animal Industry in charge of the tests. In North Dakota the task of taking ap- plications from herd owners and con- ducting educational activities is in the hands of the state extension serdce. Under the plan samples of blood are taken from animals in each herd and sent to the Veterinary Department of the Agricultural College. The testing is already being done at the college. There is nothing c~ompulsory aboutl the program,'as farmers may or may not choose to have their cattle tested, just as they please. Bang's disease, however, is such a costly trouble that it is thought most producers will be more than glad to take advantage of the government's offer to help get rid of it. Loss of calves by abortion is only one of the serious losses result- ~ng from the disease. Even more im- portant is the reduction in milk flow which occurs in diseased cows. Gener- ally milk production is cut down 20 to 25 per cent. The tests are made at no cost to the farmer~the only expense being :the cost of materials for disinfecting the premises after diseased cattle have been removed.~ Cash indemnities for diseased cattle which are removed from infected herds will be paid by the government. These will amount ANNUAL TURKEY SHOW IN TOWNER NOVEMBER 9-10 FRED MARES AND VO-AG CLASS- ES TO HAVE CHARGE OF EXHIBITS .... November 9 and 10 are the dates scheduled for the McHenry county Turkey show to be held at the high school gymnasium in Towner, under the auspices of the Towner Associa- tion of Commerce. Plans for the event were completed at a special meeting of the Turkey Show comndttee at Hotel Young Mon- day evening. Taking part in the dis- cussions were Merle Kidder and Dr. O. L. Kermott, H. J. Young, president of the association, and Fred Mares, vocational-agricultural instructor in Towner high school. Mr. Mares was put in general charge of the show for this season. Members of his classes in vocational- agriculture will arrange the exhibi~ pens and care for the birds exhibited. Friday, November 9, will be entry day. On that occasion the turkey~ will be calssified according to age and breed and placed in proper pens. The annual turkey banquet will be served Friday evening. Howard Lwis, representing the ex- tension division at the state agricul- tural college, will_be present Satur- day, Novmber 10, to judge the bird~.! Worthwhile prizes will be awarded. A | public program is being arranged for/ the afternoon of that day. More details on the show will be| announced in the Press in coming issues. Sommerdorf Sale Begins October 19 The 28th anniversary of Sommer- doff, Inc., local merchants, will be celebrated with a store-wide bargain sale which opens today. Posters for the sale were printed in the Press print shop this weeta" A copy of the poster appears in this issue. Elaborate preparations for the sale have been made. New goods have been put in stock, and nearly everything has been marked down for the ad- Agricultural Drought Committee Organized The County Agricultural Drought Committee has been organized and is now ready to function as soon as full details of their duties are received from Fargo and Bismarck. The following are members of the committee: Chairman, L. G. Hardie; Percy Schultz; John Zurcher, county commissioner; Win. Maltzahn, county worker; A. M. Gieseler, chairman of County Emergency Feed Loan Com- mittee; and Peter Jorgenson, Agri- cultural Adjustment Agent, who serv- es as secretary. The following points have been designated as distributing centers for roughage and concentrates: Upham, Towner, Granville, Deering, Karls- ruhe, Veiva and Balfour. Dealers have been contracted but to date none have been named to serve as agents. Information as to kinds of rough- ages and concentrates available has not yet been received here but as .~oon as it is available, the committee will estimate the amount to be shipped to ach point for sale to the farmers. "Their Big Moment" Is Comedy-Thriller With Occult Theme Combining comedy, tense~drama and melodrama, "Their Big Moment," cur- rent thriller co-starring ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville, is said to offer something far off the beaten path in screen entertainment. "Their Big Moment--coming to the Roxy Theatre next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday~is the story of a vaudeville magician and his two as- sistants who solve a murder mystery and bring the culprits to bay by con- tacting the spirit world. ZaSu Pitss and Slim Summerville, who are co- starred in this comedy-melodrama, are seen as the magician's assistant's and it is the psychic power of the woman that reaches beyond the realm of the physical to bring consternation down upon the heads of the criminals. The magician is hired to perform a fake spiritualistic seance at the home of a wealthy widow who is trying to communicate with the spirit of her husband, who was killed in an airplane SHELTERBELT AS DROUGHT RELIEF MEASURE PLANNED WEST EDGE OF BELT BE AT MOHALL AND MINOT WII~ In answer to inquiries regar.diag~e proposed shelterbelt, the director of Labe State forest experiment ~tation, has prepared a statement which ex- plains the tree planting as a drouth relief measure. The statement is quite lengthy, so only a portion of it is published this week. Following is a part of the statement: Asquisition And Control The entire project is based upon the provis/on that the government shall own, or control by lease, the land on which the trees are planted, the lessor in the latter case having no vested interest in the trees so long as the lease is in effect. This pro- vision is well justified by the fact that, under private control, trees are seldom given the protection necessary to insure long life even though they may be given much care and cultiva- tion while young. The other reason is that the entire undertaking should be a public improvement, and not a subsidy to a certain proportion of the residents. The method of obtaining control in each case ~ be negotiation between owners and representatives of the Forest Service. The government rep- rdsentatives will consider every factor which will affect the value of the shelterbelt to adjacent farms. So far as possible the belts will be run so as not to divide farm units except along present division lines between fields, pastures, etc., or between separate properties. The fact that the projeot was launched by President Roosevelt on July 21st as one means of relieving the cruel situation in the drought- stricken areas of the Plains States, has led a number of people to assume that the government agencies believe that tree planting wilt itself dispel the present and future droughts. This is due to confusion of meanings. "Re- lief" is to be furnished by the em- ployment of residents of the area wh~ otherwise would have no cash income~ in the immediate future, on honest work at honest wages, arid by other cash disbursements for values receivo