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THE BEACH. N. D.. ADVANCE THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1 THE BEACH ADVANCE W. F. CUSHING, EDITOR AND PIYBLISHER GAY TILLOTSON, ASSISTANT EDITOR IfflUBLISHED AT BI,~ACH. NORTH DAKOTA EVERY THURSDAY ~tered at postoffice at Bcacii, North Dakota. on May 8, 190~ as second class matter MEMBICR NATIONAL AND STATE EDITORIAL ASSOCIATIONS ~,Ribscrlptions in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. $2.00. To ah other state~, $2.50. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER THORESEN, CAIN, LANGER In his speech at Valley City last week, when opening his campaign for governor, Mr. Thoresen more nearly adhered to the platform of the Jamestown convention than he had been quoted in other talks. His declaration that before any more state industries are taken on there must be a demon- stration of the success of existing plants and need of more, will meet with hearty accord by those who question the ad- visability of any state industries; and his exposition of views, fairly conservative, as to the functions of the Bank of North Dakota will be approved by the same class of thinkers. And his view points as to moratoriums, embodying a de- mand on his part for an investigation of every case of pro- posed foreclosure and allowing the merits of the individuali case to govern, would, if practiced, restore confidence in fa~n loans and uplift the credit of those who deserve it. i Mr. Thoresen says the boast of Governor Langer that he I had saved the people $5,000,000 is bunk, that at the most the 1 savings, and these were mostly by the legislature, are not~ more than a million, while Senator Cain, Independent Repub-1 lican candidate for governor, says the savings are not more. than half a million, and cites the records to prove it. I There are many features of Mr. Thoresen's platform as announced at Valley City that appeal to the free and unbiased thinker, and between him and Senator Cain the people of the state are being truthfully enlightened on the exact situa- tion. And in this connection it may be said that the talks about state affairs Senator Cain is giving in his campaign are most convincing, as he is citing figures, backed by the records, that completely confound the bumptious statements and wild assertions by the governor as to the many benefactions he has brought to the taxpayers. There is a difference, too, in the character of the crowds attending the meetings of these three candidates for gover- nor. Aside from those who attend out of curiosity the gov- ernor's gatherings are composed of Langerites brought from other places, many of these same people being seen at all the governor's meetings. These camp followers are made up, generally, of payrollers who ought to be doing the work of the taxpayers at points far distant from the speechmaking. On the other hand people of all degrees of political thought are attending the Thoresen and Cain meetings. They go because they want to know all sides of the issues, and are not the employes of the state who would rather form the entourage of royalty than do the work the people so lavishly pay most of them to de. WORKING AT CROSS PURPOSES The government has within the past year poured mili- ions of dollars into the banks of the country, and has even become a partner in many in order to strengthen them and give them power to accommodate their customers and build up the financial structure, all of which was com- mendable. So we were rather astonished the other morning to hear a postoffice official at Washington broadcasting the beauties, safety and general blessedness of the postal savings department and urging deposits in the postoffices of the ~oUntry. In other words that official was busy tearing down the work that the reconstruction fellows had been trying to build up through strengthening the banks, for, if the money de- posited in the postoffices of the country was in the banks there would be no need of all the labor spent by the govern- ment to build up the banking facilities, inasmuch as the ~Sta] savings department is sucking the lifeblood out of banking. So it is with agriculture. The allotment wen~ over, as did many other similar propositions, to reduce products of various kinds, hundreds of millions being spent in the crop reduction plan. Then thegovernment spends as many more millions building Boulder Dam, the Columbia river dam, and the Missouri river dam over at Fort Peck, all projects to gr~H,, increase productive acreage and tremendously ill- " ~r~as~ the crops of the country. In fact there is scarcely any government project for helpfulness but has a half brother that violently opposes the merits of the first proposition. Much of the twaddle about recovery seems but media for spending a few more billion dollars and building up an army of federal employes that will fight to the last ditch any proposition to end their particular part of the political layout. IT WAS A GREAT DAY The outpouring of young and old from all parts of the county last Friday to take part in, or witness, the athletic field day held here is a good sign of vitality and enjoy.ment of healthful, clean sport. As "into each life some ram must fall," so into each life some pleasures must be mixed with the humdrum affairs of our daily existence, else we will fall into the rut of grouchiness and pessimism. And, aside from the enjoyment of the sports, there was the intermingling of the people from all sections, when old acquaintances are resumed and new friends made, all of which is well worth the trifling expense of such gatherings. The weather clerk has not been good to us this spring, but hope lives on for better conditions soon, and instead of rank pessimism being the prevailing expression, the visitors spoke of their anxieties as one of the things that come to all at times and in no instance was anything said that did not have a background of confidence that conditions would change and the future brighten with promise of crops and other bet- terments that lead to prosperity and happiness. WHAT DID WE GET FOR IT? W"nen we recall that in 1917 the state owed less than $200,000 on its indebtedness and that now that indebtedness is over $43,000,000 with little or nothing to show for it, and that we are today paying annually more for principal and in- terest on our bonded indebtedness than it took to run the state government a year in those lucky days, we cease to marvel that our taxes are so high. It is interesting if not comforting to know that we have paid in principal and interest on our industrial program the neat sum of $19,495,898.67 since the inauguration of these projects, and we still have about $40,000,00 principal and nearly as much interest to pay. About the only ones that are known to have profited by these enterprises is the army of state employes hired to run them. Had these been private would have been in bankruptcy court long ago, ] ' state institutions the people can always be bled Johp Barrgmore 5TAt2, OF :20~C, ENTORy POS.{ES.f- F__S AIV EG6 5HF_.LL I0.000,000 YEAP, S OLD. ITI5 VALUED AT, OVER A MILLION DOLLARS/ says, on American farms. That may be true. but the fact remains that rye is a direct competitor of wheat as a breadstuff and of corn as a distiller's grain There can be little doubt that if the importation of foreign rye had been halted in time the consumption of wheat and corn in this country would have been increased, to some extent at least. Mr. Wallace does not hesitate Lo experiment in the destruction of food. and no scheme of acreage re- duction can be too fantastic to meet with his approval, but he shrinks from taking a step which can only result in a decrease, however slight, in the surpluses which are depress- ing our markets. Millions for de- struction, he says, but not one cent for increased use. A PERSECUTION, NOT PROSECUTION The press of the nation, as a general rule, approves the action of the federal grand jury in finding no true bill against Andrew Mellon, accused of trying to defraud the government out of income taxes. That jury was composed of five laborers, two engineers, two mechanics, two farmers, two clerks, a carpenter, plumber and a writer. A jury like that could hardly be charged with being unduly favorable to a millionaire. It was an average American jury, a jury that refused to indict a man simply because he was rich, or at the behest of an attorney general, whose entire performance in this matter smacked aloud to heaven of politics. And that it was a matter of politics seems to be the belief of those who think a man should have justice, regardless of his wealth. And this exhonoration of Mellon proves the buncomb of Congressman Lemke's preelection pledge to "have Mellon behind the bars" pronto, if the people of North Dakota would only send him, Lemke, to congress to do the job. All the advance stuff the attorney general put out about this case plainly shows an attempt to besmirtch Mellon's character before a hearing in the case. It has cost the ad- ministration much prestige as placing politics before justice. We believe this is the first time in the history of the country when an attorney general has announced, before a grand jury met, that a criminal indictment would be sought, and its effect was to brand the man so persecuted as a criminal without giving him a chance to defend himself. ANOTHER SHOT AT OUR DEMOCRACY While undoubtedly the federal administration is moti- vated by high ideals as to the proper thing to do under these trying times, there is a growing impression that all too rapid- ly are we drifting to a real dictatorship in government. We agree with Senator Borah in his attack on the re- ciprocal tariff bill, which places in the hands of the president the power to reduce tariffs at will, as unconstitutional and taking from congress powers the constitution gives it to reg- ulate such matters. This bill is just another step in destroying the power of congress and making the president superior in the lawmaking line, a thing never contemplated by the early framers of our democracy, and we predict that this measure will bring more havoc than anything yet done to American industry and to American agriculture, for it leaves dictatorial powers in the hands of the president over the well being of both. REVERSING THE ORDER (- It used to be a theory of government that all legislation should originate in either one or other house of congress. Aside from minor bills all measures are now manufactured by the appointed brain trust and sent from the executive branch to congress with orders to pass them or there will be no pie in the dessert of the opponents thereof. Thus we have legislation conceived, not by the congress~the regularly elected representatives of the people~but by a collection of theorists, unfamiliar with trade and commerce, none of whom, save the president, were elected by the people, hence the country is being governed, not by its constituted author- ities, but by a bunch of appointive officials. However, that is probably just another angle of the New Deal. The government claims that the wheat allotment, when the second installment is paid, will bring the price of grain up to parity with other commodities. It is lucky for the far- mers if this is the case and we wish 'era Good speed, but at the same time Wish that some benignant government would bring our print shop income up to parity with other years. Still we are always pleased when others are in luck, even though standing on the side lines waiting for ours. As an old Pen_nsylvanian we are pleased to note the de- feat in the Republican primaries of Governor Pinchot of that state as a candidate for United States senator. Years ago when Pinchot was national forester under Teddy Roosevelt we thought him a world beater, but since that time he has been little else ~.han a trouble maker and a crab, with a heap of chin music :~,d little of ...... "~ ~m~nt. i Views of the Press HIGH HONOR FOR CONGRESS- MAN StNCL&IR Mandan Pioneer: It was a tri- bute to the high regard in which he is held by fellow members of con- gress that Congressman J. H. Sin- clair of North Dakota was chosen trom among the representatives of eight states in the Middlewest and ~Northwest to head a committee on drought relief. While the house is strongly Democratie and ordinarily a Democrat would be selected as chairman of any house committee the fact that Mr. Sinelair, a Repub- lican, was chosen as the new com- mittee's head indicates the confi- dence which members of the house have in hsi ability and in his fair- ness in administering the allocation of drought relief to be voted by con- ] gross. Only through long serviceI and through those intimate contacts [ which such service brings, and be-I cause of a splendid record and a J thorough knowledge of the agricul-| tural needs of the West could one from an unimportant state like North Dakota have won the recogni- tion given Mr. Sinclair. To dispense with his services as a representative would be sheer folly. PLOW UP WHEAT BUT IMPORT RYE Chicago Tribune: The Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Morgenthau, has declined to place an anti-dump- ing tariff on rye imported into this country from Poland. The Polish government pays what amounts to a bounty of about thirty cents a bu- shel to grain exporters, Under our law the Secretary of the Treasury in the face of uch a situation, may impose a duty equivalent to the bounty in addition to the usual duty of fifteen cents a bushel. This Mr. Morgenthau declined to do, and, in- credible as it may appear, he was supported in his refusal by the Sec- retary of Agriculture. Mr. Wallace held that imports of rye have not done significant in- jury to American grain farmers. There is no great surplus of rye, he REPORT OF N. R. A. Valley City Times-Record: So far, as the working of the NRA is con- cerned, few small business men1 need any report by a special com- All of the sea turtles are miL~ee to make up their minds about I of the tortoise race, and the the effect. They have already someI head attains to four feet in of shell, and to from 250 to very fine evidence that it has been an extra burden put on them with but ~ew compensating features. The grea~ claim tha~ NRA would put the millions of the unemployed back to work has been only partially true; we still have vast armies of men i without jobs, and while business ] , shown some upturn there is no~ mand for labor to such a degTee i~o make the future look for rosy , unemployed. If we were to out of account the men on merit pay, whose wages must out of bororwed money, we have but little improvement to in employment. And so far as the agricultural of the country is concerned, has been a great dfiappoi because of the jump in retail The effort of the Admin o care first for the workingman $ to increase his wages has reult of big increases in the farmers have to pay for all buy, and whatever new demand been created for the farmer's duce has been more than offset the heavier cost to him of articles he must purchase for family. Turtles Weigh 350 Pounds !i:i!ii~!;!#~!:~i:i~ii! :: ~ : :: :::::: : , :, ... Nash Deal MILLION erywnere are STRATI ON S 3o AT the very beginning of Nash C. W. Nash said, "I will never build a cheap motor cat." Today--after having built mo~e thief a million fine~ars upholding that pledge of qual~--C. W. Nash ~i~ain says, "I will never build a ch'eallfmotor car." Th~e/N~ash policy continues to be... ~ual~jfirst, last and all ihe time! To celebrate the building of Jmillion cars--to~re~eal the ~uality attained in Nash and the new LaEayette--Nash ealers everywhere,~re demonstrating these cars to a million people i~30 daysl A million ~lations of Nash Twin Ignition power and the "jew$1~d movement" smoothness of LaFayette .... A million~emon~trations of Superior comfort.., of a real zmprovement in ~r-vision venti- lation.., of easy ha ndling.., of safe control.., of resuhs that verify the very latest in engineering and the best of both quality and work- manship. We invite you to drive either a Nash or a LaFayette, or both. Learn first-hand what it means to an auto- mobile when a manufacturer car- ries out a fife-long quality policy to DELIVERE~ the letter, and to the tiniest detail. RE~[}Y TO DR| Individually-Sprung F~nt Wheels Optional 193-'t&%btASH Big Six, 216-inch Wb~lbar~. 88 If. P. ...... Advanced Eight, 222-I=ch Wbeell~s=. ~00 It. P. . $106,5 to Am.basaador Eight, 133-inch Wh~lba~ 225 If. P. Aml~assador Eight, ~42-1~ch Wb~lbale, L~5 H. P. ~ew ~osh. Buj]~ L~L~Gye~e, Fine Cat o~ ~wezt Pt~ Field tall p~l~s ! o. b. factory subj@ot to cha~g~ without notio@. R. R. HALSTEAD Phone 18 --- Beach, N. D. Chicago in '33, plat{ to '~"~ C~O ~t of last year's ~3:~osi- )'s a spectacular arrdy of F~ir opens May 26. A~ for Pacifiv Fair bcoklef. Coaches only. ~)n sale ever]~/week-end. 10-day return hmi~, Also low-c~t All-I~me~ ~. See Your No~th~ Pacific Kgent ii!.:i:ii !::: ...... ,:,:, :: ! :::i i~iiii!iiii:ii;iiiii:i~ pounds in weight, says Nature azlne. ~he sea is the element and if he is swift enough catch fishes and squids upon he is reported to feed, he when full grown, be monarch he surveys.