Creator

Stuart McDonald

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Publisher

Grand Forks Herald

Creation Date

6-20-1965

Description

Cartoon depicts the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey, bruised after a fight in a boxing ring, watching a man in a boat float by on water, "House Approval of Garrison Diversion." The man is holding a banner that says "Hooray." The United States House of Representatives approved the Garrison Diversion plan which would irrigate 25,000 acres of Eastern and Central North Dakota farmland at a cost of $207 million. Meanwhile, the North Dakota special session has not reached an agreement on the tax referral petition.

Alternative title: Stealing the Spotlight

Subject

Cartoons (Commentary); Political cartoons

Places Depicted

North Dakota; Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (N.D.)

Organizations Depicted

Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-); North Dakota. Legislative Assembly. Legislative Council

People Depicted

McCarney, Robert P., 1925-; Guy, William L. (William Lewis), 1919-

Rights

Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

Keywords

North Dakota, Legislature, Special Session, Tax Referral Petition, Garrison Diversion, United States House of Representatives, Robert P. McCarney, William L. Guy, Democrats, Republicans, Law, Donkeys, Elephants, Boxing matches, Boxers (Sports), Legislators, Taxation--Law and legislation

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