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Is it necessary to spend almost or quite half of our relief money in administration? Let's quit that sort of thing. Let's have Washington paying the men who must have money to enable their families to exist, and let us have that money paid directly to the men. Let us in each county have a labor director, who can assign these men to public jobs when there are any, and to private jobs when there ls need. They will respond, and they will work, because they are Americans. And if we will do this, we can save enough so that it will not cost us near what it does now, and at the same time we can give the people who need this help a larger income and a better standard of living. There is one draw back. It will destroy a far-flung poltical machine, which coins the sweat of the poor into votes for the administration. If you agree, and we think you will, then Wendell L. Willkie for President HOW ABOUT IT, FP, AN'KLIN? In 1932 you said "our government at best has be- come top heavy. It costs more than it is worth. If elected I will reduce governmental expenditures to the irreducible minimum." Why didn't you do it? They are many times higher than ever before in our nation's history. In 1932 you said "the number of employees of the federal government can be, and if I am elected you may be sure that it will be, reduced by at least twenty- five per cent." Why didn't you do it? You have increased the number by more than a hundred per cent. In 1932 you said: "If like a spendthrift, a nation' throws discretion to the winds and is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending, . . . . it is on the road to bankruptcy." Why didn't you do it? We are no longer on the road to national bankruptcy, we are knocking at the front door of the world's bankruptcy court right now. And, in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937 you said watch closely and see a great budget balanc- ing act." Why didn't you do that. You are a promising young man, but you haven't even quit promising to balance the budget. We ar, again face*I with the duty, here, in America, of choosing those who shall lmd us, for weal or woe, during the next four y(-ars of our national life. .%ome four hundrffl years ago a band of sturdy Dutehnlen settled New AnlsterdanL, which aftervards b'ame New York.. The}" trad{wl a few gums, and fe. beads, a litle rum, for the soil of the Indian tribes, and began the greatst speculation in real estate which has ever b{.n known to man, a speculation upon which their descendants art. still engagl, and from which rite profits are still flowing. But as is always the ca, th{e who live upon inherited wealth ar, not as strong, not s wise, not as alert, and not ms fair to their fellow men as those who work and labour for what they have. The producers of wealth become strong and shrewd, the spenders of wealth become weak, selfish and intolerant of OlOsltion. Eight years ago in what we thought was a great crisis we turned to a de..'endant of one of the old Dutch New Amsterdam famllim. He, we thought, might lead us out of a great trouble, and so we committed our cause to the lmnds of a man whg,e father had left him much wealth, putting it in a trust fund so that lie could not by folly or wating lose the principal. Ve fondly dreamed that this son of wealth and comfort could save us from what we thought were great troubles. A democratic congr-ss had refused to Herbert Hoover money to feed the people. A democratic congress had said to Herbert Hoover, "Let the Red Cross do It." Rut eight years ago a democratic congress opened the treasury to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and placed in his hands fabulous sums for the relief of the people and the fight upon re-employment. He frankly said, "we don't know where we are going, but we are on our way." Now, after eight years of his leadership, we find ourselves in a more serious dilema than we were when he took over. We have spent more in his eight years than we spent in all our nation's hLtory. VCe are worse off than we were as far as human needs are concerned, and we have over half the foreign world regarding us as an enemy and plotting our national destruction. We lmve spent $65,000,000,000 to boondoggle men back on to the payroll, and we still have the same or a greater number, 10,000,OO0 good Americans out of work. This has been the result of a leadership of a son of wealth and privilege. Thtme are the works of a self-willed silk stocking aristoerat. ]Ls it not natural tlmt we should again look for new leadersiflp? The pendulum swings far to the left, but by the inevitable law of compensation it must swing just as far back to the right. It is but natural, it is to be expected, that our recent experience should cause us to seek leadership elsewhere, and, that we should seek leadership with a different background. Such leadership we find in Wendell Wlllkie. He is not the son of a blue-blooded silk stockinged, pre-revolutionary family of wealth. His grandparents, as poltical refugees, fled for their lives from imperial Germany. They sought on our shores, not wealth, but merely a peaceful existence, and an opportunity to labour honestly for an honest living. He grew to manhood, not in a lofty mansion, on the Hudson, but in a humble home in a country town in Indiana. He was educated, not in private schools for the children of aristocratic wealth, but he worked his way through an obscure church school. He began his life, not as the favored son of a great family, dabbling in public affairs to kp from being bored to death by idlemss, but Wendell Vlllkie began life as a toiler. Here in the Dakotas he manipulated the business end of a pitchfork, he rode a horse and punched cattle. He mded a job, and he took the first job that came and did his work well while he looked for a better job. He washed dishes for his meals, but lie kept on looking for the job. In other words, my friends, he met the problem of employment and unemployment. He knows from personal expeence what a pay check means to a hungry man. He has not merely existed in a hot-house. He has worked and fought and gotten ahead in the workaday world in which we all must seek our bread. He d not typify wealth, privilege, special opportunity. He came up the' hard way. He does, fit other words, typify America. America in the rough, America at work, America producing and planning and getting ahead. He succeeded. He now stands before us as a candidate for our highest office. He is ours, as a leader, if we want him. Can there be any question about it? Can our Judgment fail to lead us to choose, not the waster, but the worker, not the dreamer, but the doer? We may be answering that question for the last time in the lives of many of us, perhaps for the last times in the lives of all of us. We seek & leader who can not only bring us to national plenty, but to national safey. We seek leadership to protect not only our property, our income, but our civil rights, our very national existence. Can we hesitate? Can we doubt that the wise thing to do is to elect WENDELL L. WILLKIE, for President? WILLKIEISMS Obviously I cannot lead this cause alone. I need the help of every American--Republican, Democrat or Independent--Jew, Catholic or Protestant--people of every color, creed and race. Party lines are down. Nothing could make that clearer than the nomination by the Republican party of a democrat who changed his party affiliation because he found Democracy in the Republican party, not in the New Deal party. Like a great many other Americans, I saw, at first hand, what war was in 1917. I know what war can do to demoralize civil liberties at home: And I be- lieve it to be the first duty of an American president to try to maintain peace. I say that we must substitute for the principle of distributed scarcity the principle of unlimited pro- ductivity. I stand for the restoration of full produc- tion and re-employment in America. We must henceforth ask certain questions of every reform ancl every law to regulate business or industry. We must ask: Has it encouraged our business or our industries to produce? Has it created new opportunities for our youth? Will it increase our standard of living? Will it en- courage us to open up a new and 5tgger world? A reform that cannot truly meet these tests is not a liberal reform. It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated governmental power. Only the strong can be free. Is it enough for the free and able bodied American to be given a few scraps of cash and credit with which to keep himself and his children Just this side of starvation and nakedness? Is that what the forgotten man wanted us to remember? We mustand we can--raise more money at less cost to the people. We must do it without inflicting on tbe poor the pi-esent oppressive load of hidden taxes, taking their money in the price of everything they buy. The only soil in which liberty can grow is that of a united people. We must have the faith that the welfare of one is the welfare of all. We must ac- knowledge that all are equal before God and before the law. We must learn to abhor those disruptive pressures whether religious, poltical or economic, that the enemies of liberty employ. Most Faithfully Yours, Leo H. Smith, Secretary Rolette County Republican Central Committee 8PRINKI One North Dakota farmer told us the other day that he was fully aware of the fact that the Roosevelt ad- ministration was handing him a little money once in a while, but added it is only a small part of what they have taken from me, and of what they continue to take from me every year. They take a gallon and give me back a teaspoonful. SURPLUS CO-UMODITIE8 People who are on relief can go to the office and get a surplus com- modity ticket, and then buy potatoes with that ticket. But they get Vir- ginia potatoes, which the government buys at $1.75 a bushel. Meanwhile in our own state farmers advertise "come and pick 'era up for 10 cents per bu. We'll plow 'era out." Why not help North Dakota by buying some of our surplus potatoes. Is it because Virginia is a part of the democratic solid south? THIRD TERMIT F_% We take it that there is no indis- pensable man. We think we are right when we say it. We quote Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "I have avoided the delusion that this is a campaign of persons or personalities. To indulge in such a fantastic idea of my own individual importance would be to betray the common hope and the common cause ..... A great man left a watchword we can well repeat: There is NO INDISPENS- ABLE MAN." Of course that was way back in 1932. Has America changed? Or has Roosevelt enlarged his personal equation? May we not appeal from Caesar drunk to Caesar sober? Termites enter the framework of our houses, and gnawing unseen, destroy our property. Earl Browder is such a termite. He is also a third termite. In outlining his plan for the destruction of the American way of life he said: "The tradition against a third term in the presidency must be set aside and Roosevelt re-elected." This particular termite is now serving a term in federal prison. George Washington was quite a man. If you do not believe it ask Johnny Bull. Washington was no termite, and no third termite. True to his conscience and to his country, he resisted the popular demand (i.e. He would not be drafted) that he serve a third term, though Napoleon was overrunning Europe Just as Hit- ler is now doing. The Democratic platform of 1896 contained this sublime declaration: "We declare it to be the unwritten law of this country, sanctioned by custom and usage of one hundred years, and sanctioned by the greatest and wisest of those who founded and maintained our government, that no man should be eligible for a third term of the presidential office." Pretty good, don't you think so? Boss Kelly, of the graft Infested, crime ridden city of Chicago, is a termite, and a third termite. No one ever called him a patriot or a great American. His prototype, Pender- gast of Kansas City, would be a third termite if he were not working for the government in federal prison. Thomas Jefferson was a great democrat.-Ask Franklin if this is not so that Thomas Jefferson said: "Should a president consent to be- come a candidate for a third term, I trust he would be rejected on this demonstration of ambitious views." Boss Frank Hague, a termite busy on the undermining of Justice and right in Jersey City is a third termite as well. He says: "Absolutely for third term for President Roosevelt." Where was he in 1896 when his party lined up for a free America? Woodrow Wilson was a great democrat. He gave Franklin his start in federal Job holding. But he said: "It is intolerable any president should be permitted to determine who shall succeed himhimself or another." Dil any life insurance company ever prove to be the hardboiled mortgage foreclosing creditor that the Federal Land Bank has become? WENDELL L. WILLKIE FOR PRESIDENT (Paid Political Advertising)