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GOLDEN VALLEY NEWS _ MUSIC Guitar Players. Send stamp for perfect toned (9 string, and factory price-list for ~ve, dynamic, guitar strings. 30 day offer. ~fc~'n be surprised. DYNAMIC, 2118 Wood- ~ne, Oakland, Calif. ! Pattern 6331 chance to own beau- without any trouble at Cutwork's easy to do, you just buttonhole stitch just a touch of other Such a variety of floral too. Get busy on a tea Scarf or towel.. These de- on natural linen shades with stitch- matching color. 6331 contains a transfer of 16 motifs ranging from 3zA inches to 4 by 15 materials needed; color this pattern, send 15 coins to The Sewing Cir- Arts Dept., 259 W. New York, N. Y. ONLY Be GOOD to be WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS BY "JOSEPH W. LaBINE Anti-Administration Congress Hangs Up Paradoxical Record With Unprecedented Spending (EDITOR'S NOTE--When opinions are expressed in these columns, they axe those o1' the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper.) Released by Western Newspaper Union. CONGRESS: 'Res lpse Loquitur' "It speaks for itself," said Frank- lin Roosevelt in Latin after the house refused on roll call to pass his $800,000,000 bill expanding FHA's lending power. To both house and senate he forwarded "my good wishes for a pleasant vacation." Then he bundled up some 350 last- minute bills and left for Hyde Park while his loyal friend from Florida, Sen. Claude Pepper, was holding up adjournment by denouncing the "un- righteous partnership (Democratic- G. O. P. coalition) of those who have been willing to scuttle the American government . . . and jeopardize the peace of the world because they hate Roosevelt and what Roosevelt Itands for." But when the first session of the ~eventy-sixth congress was safely I~OItIDA'S PEPPER a willing m scuttle.., jeopardize..." packed away, observers meditated on its record: A rebellious, anti- White House gang had nevertheless appropriated the record-shattering peacetime total of $13,344,077,162 (see chart), including a last-minute $119,000,000 farm loan fund for the sake of quick adjournment. Appro- priations tabulated: Relief; WPA .................. $ 725,000,000 Relief (supplemental) ........ 100,000,000 Relief (1940) ................. 1,755,600,000 Flrst deficiency .............. 23,765,041 Independent offices .......... 1.668.218,340 LeglalaUve establishments .... 21.861,779 T~'easury-poat Office .......... |,'/00.615,0~4 Military establishment: War department ............ ~}8.78@,~4 Supplemental war depart- ment ..................... 223,~.047 IWonmllltary ................ 305,188,514 Navy department .......... '/73,049,151 Second deficiency ............ 157,619,059 Agriculture and Farm Credit. 1,194.498,633 Interior Department .........172,679,765 District of Columbia ......... 47.002.34'/ Department of Labor ....... : 30,536.170 State.Jtmttee-~ommerce depart- monte ...................... 122.177,220 Urgent deficiency ............ 3,099.377 Third deficiency ............. 185,176,066 Permanenta and k~definites .. $,67A,SI2.776 TOtal ...... ; ............. ~13,344,077,162 Observers also examined the piece-by-piece record of legislation and found Franklin Roosevelt's early-session victories almost offset his late-session defeats, though they knew no switch back to the senti- ment of last January is in prospect when a permanently anti-admin- istration congress meets again next winter. The record: White House Victories. Congress was not all bad to the President. The senate confirmed all but 10 of his 10,988 appointees (including New Dealish Supreme Court Justices Frankfurter and Douglas, equally New Dealish Commerce Secretary Hopkins and Attorney General Mur- phy). Passed were his unprecedent- ed peace-time defense program (in- tact except for Guam forti~flcation); modified governmental reorgamz~ a" tion (which will save about $30,000, 000 a year), and his 1940 relief pro- gram, laden with restrictions. Con- tinued were his gold content decal& ~PPROPRIA~ION RECORD Up in an ~nK.New Deal year. aflon power and his $2,000,000,000 currency stab21ization tim& White House Defeats. Vivid in retrospect, they include: (1) his $3,- ~00,000,000 spend-lend plan, emascu- lated by the senate, killed by the house; (2) his $800,000,000 housing expansion bill; (3) neutrality revi- sion, on which much of the nation agreed with him; (4) a 1939 relief deficiency appropriation of $50,000,- 000; (5) rejection the senate of two appointees torney for Nevada), and withdrawal of two more whose rejection was imminent (Wisconsin's Thomas Am- lie, ICC appointee, and Donald Wakefield Smith, NLRB appointee); (6) refusal to hike debt limit above $45,000,000,000 (but long-term bond ceiling was raised). Other legislative moves, some mi. nor New Deal victories, other minor defeats, but only one (Hatch bill) carrying important political implies. tions: , House approval (over White House ob. Jeetion) of $50.000 to probe NLRB. 4I. Abolition (with apparent White House ap. proval) of undistributed profits tax in "business appeasement" tax revision bill. Bill also provided reciprocal taxation o| federal and state employees. ~. Postponement to next term of badly need. ed railroad-aid legislation, one of the ses- slon's greatest failures. Only move in this direction: Approval of voluntary raft debt adjustment without necessitating bank. ruptcy. ~. Postponement of much-debated revision of (1) farm program, (2) Wagner labor re- lations act. and (3) wage-hour act. Defeat of Townsend $200-a-month pension bill and passage of far-reaching social sea eurity amendments which freeze old age an. nutty pay roll taxes at 1 per cent for next three years, extend coverage to L300,000 more people and Hberaltze benefit payments. ~. Passage of Hatch "clean politics" bill (received coldly by White House because it ellmlnates much of the administration ma. chine from 1940's campaign) which pro. scribes political activities of all except top- bracket federal Jobholders. ~: Refusal to revive Florida ship canal (a Whlte House proposal). Continuation (over White House obSeetlon) of Dies committee on un.Amencamsm, which was called a "forum of dLsgrtmUed politicians." POLITICS: Truths Open for public inspection this month are two great, pertinent po- litical truths: (1) That the right kind of publicity can turn a third rater into a first-rate presidential candi- date almost overnight; (2) that to- day as always, public sentiment is sufficiently pliable to make room for any new face that may pop up. The con- clusions: First, that p r e s idential campaigns are largely a matter of smart public relations work; sec- ond, that 1940's elec- tion is not in the bag for any man. PAUL MeNUTT Coins up? Cause of this excitement is Paul V. McNutt, who popped back from the Philippines two months ago, got his handsome picture in the papers, was called a "charming young man" by President Roosevelt, then ended up by getting himself named federal security administrator. From here he may develop into the President's crown prince. In June candidate McNutt rankecl fifth among Democratic hopefuls as tabulated by highly accurate GaHup polls. In order: Garner, 47 per cent; Farley, 16; Hull, 12; Hopkins, 5; McNutt, 3. Six weeks after his fed- eral appointment, Paul McNutt had lumped to second place. Jack Gar- ner, still well in the lead, suffered a mite. The standings: Garner, 48 3er cent; McNutt, 13; Hull, 12, Far- ley, 12; Hopkins, 3. Other political news: Ohio's Sen. Robert Alphonso Taft, bad trailer in G. O. P. Gallup polls, became the first to toss his hat in the ring. While finding his senatorial office "interesting," Candidate Taft mat-" nanimously agreed not to "run away from a ~arder job." RACES: One Way Out Since last March thousands of CzechoSlovakian Jews have fled to the U. S. on visitors' permits, their property confiscated, their only hope lying in refuge on some distant land. Sometimes even this hope is futile, Within two days the U. S. had this problem brought shockingly to mind twice: ~. In Chicago, 43-year-old Mrs. Adele Langer (wife of a Czech Jew whose $1,500,000 textile mills had been con- fiscated), took quarters in a Loop hotel with her two sons, six and four. Late that night she threw her sons from the thirteenth floor window, slashed her wrists and jumped. In New York, German Refugee Albert Aaron, whose wife died two weeks earlier from an overdose of sleeping tablets, hung himself from his apartment door. LOUISIANA: Hot Oil Heaped atop several score other indictments facing prominent Louis- tartans was a federal charge against former Gay. Richard Leche, whose feet had heretofore been kept clear of the muck surrounding state offi- cialdom. The indictment: Charging Leche, Politician Seymour Weiss and Freeman Burford, Texas oil man, with stepping up production of Rodessa all wells and running the contraband or "hot" oil over into Texa~ ~t~ ~e ~ INTERNATIONAL: Chess Game For two months jittery France and Britain have forecast another "cri- sis" in August or September. As August was born, it indeed looked like a crisis in which Japan had be- come of great nuisance value to Rdolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. What bothered Americans was that their own nation seemed being drawn into this chess game as a re- sult of justified U. S. retaliation against insults in the Far East. At Italy's Lake Coma was played the key move in this game. There met Toshio Shiratori, Japanese am- bassador to Rome, and Lieut. Gen. Matahiko Oshima, ambassador to Berlin. Their purpose: To perfect a military alliance binding Japan Alex Finds It Smooth Going! i Barrel Jumpers usually play safe with papier maehe dummies. But Alex Hurd, Olympic record holder and jumping star of the Sun Valley Ice Show at the New York World's Fair, shows his self confi- dence by leaping over steel drums full of Quaker State motor oil.--Adv. ~N IMPORTANT speaker was lright corner to point A is half of ~ scheduled, and the club rooms J the window width less two inches. were looking rather shabby. The l Point B is 6 inches below the up- AMBASSADOR SHIRATORI decorating committee reported [ per left corner. Draw a diagonal He vowed hara.kirL that formal draperies would lend/line from A to B, and a curve with Italy and Germany. If it failed an air of distinction. The funds from B to the lower right car- said their friends, the ambassadors could only pay for the material, net. Place the edge marked C on had vowed to commit hara-kiri (sui- Sewing machines hummed and a fold of the goods. The diagonal cide by disembowelment). Simulta- here is a sketch of the miracle ends are pleated and stitched into neously, at Tokyo, youngish army that was wrought. Here also are a band as at D. leaders began a drive to purge foes . For the end pieces, cut paper 15 of the military alliance. ~ inches wide and 24 inches deep. E Meanwhile there Was every indi- ~ is 3 inches below the upper left cation these three powers were do- corner. F is 9 inches in from the ing their best to confuse and fright- upper right corner. G is 6 inches en not only France, Britain and Rus- down from the upper right.corner. sia (who opened joint military con- Finish the top as at H. ferences in Moscow) but also ~ ae The offer of the two 25-cent sew- U.S. Sharp on the heels of U.S. ing books containing 96 HOW TO abrogation of the Jap trade treaty SEW articles that have not as>- had come anti-American and anti- British demonstrations in China. Jap airships destroyed two Yangtze riv- er steamers. At Tientsin a mob de- stroyed offices of the British Inter- national Export corporation. With democracies' attention shifted away from Europe for the moment, the axis exerted pressure on Spain and the Balkan states, dragging them into line should Europe become em- broiled in war. While Washington tried desperate- ly to remain aloof, Prime Minister Chamberlain told the house of com- mons he might have to send a pow- er/u1 fleet to Asia. More interesting to Americans, however, was the pro- ~osal of Laborite John Morgan that British and American Asiatic fleets )e combined under a U. S. admiral to keep order in the Orient. Said he: "I would regard it as a first- class move." AGRICULTURE: the dimensions that were used for making patterns for the graceful valance sections which were fas- tened over rods with snaps For the looped section, cut pa- per 18 inches deep and half as wide as the window measured over the frame. From the upper OUUICK SENSE OF HUMOR Barter --THERE is no danger of a dictator- Forgotten by surplus-ridden U.S. "~ ship in this country so ions as lard producers is the humorous situ- &merieans retain their sense of humor. ttion several years ago when they "Humor is a symbol of liberty and bartered lard for German machin- ery, finding themselves holding sev- eral thousand musical but useless harmonicas. Today Germany still needs lard, for which she will pay 80 per cent above the present do- nestle price of 5 to 5~ cents a pound. Contrary to the state department's reciprocal trade program is the bar- freedom in a country where we can see the ridiculous side of polities. When there is s repression of laughter and witticism about political personages such as now exists in Europe, the loss of other liberties is on the way.'-- Dr. George E. V/ncem, ~ormer presi. dent, RocketeUer Foundation. I II peared in the paper will be with- drawn soon. At present you can get both books for the price of one; but don't delay; send 25 cents with name and address to Mrs. Spears, 210 S. Desplaines St., Chi- cago, Ill., and both books will be sent by return mail, postpaid. We Sow and Reap We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our ac- tions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our charac- ters, and we reap our destiny.~S, A. HaIL N -8 i t-Co. Fargo, N. D. Asem over Eight l~;ll~ Dollm's Member NORTIIWrST BANCORPORATION Cy, indeLeegrJnpdJng General Machine and Boiler Wmrk CRAIG nn4)$. 404 ~. P. &vemm - - ]Fmlge, N. D, I I ter plan producers would now insti- .to. Reb.ed by Secretary. State ~~~b ~~ ~~=~~ Cordell Hull, producers and Germnn barter emissaries turned to the treasury department where Under- secretary John W. Hanes agreed to a hearing. The plan, which obvious- lY circumvention of very definite foreign trade regulations, ts something like this: U. S: packers, having arranged a transaction in Germany, would sell lard to an American importing firm, which would trade it to private Ger- man buyers for "askimarks," usa- ble only in that country'. The hn- porter would then purchase German products now on the U. S. free list, haYing in Germany money about ~ne.fourth what he would pay else- where. Products, turned over to lard producers here, would be largely of farm nature: Machinery, cream separators and fertilizer. SIGNED--One-year continua- tion of Russia-U. S. trade treaty under which Soviet will buy mini- mum of $~),000,000 in American goods. SE~ED---(But tentatively), C. I. O.'s United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors at Detroit. FORECAST--By Chicago stat- isticians, an aggregate U. S. wheat crop of 710,000,000 bushels (527,000,000 winter, and 183,000,- 000 spring), or just about enough ~or domestic requirements. FLOWN -- By trail-blazing, ocean spanning Pan-American airways, about 3,500,000 Atlantic and Pacific miles in three months ending June 30, with 7,000 pas- sengers. ORDERED---BY SEC,~ hearing on Germany's effort to float a KELLOGG'S toasted Corn Flakes remain, year after year, America's favorite--the largest- selling cereal in the worldl caw. ,~, ~, ~ Co~ , , , q MERCHANTS ' ' '' Your Advertising Dollar buys something more than space and circuIation in the columns of this newspaper. It buys space and