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o *z c *, s - h »*-*.> i*», -rV^°4#Ort * % • U&p* ■'-.«"»»AmrifAj - V- • ** '• ^ '"V" : %:^i|KÇ'S ■ v *-W* ■ k - 1 * L >; f J I S " - =-■- - ■ ■--ü = - —■ ' ~ ' SM -—-——Mi s*OB s= = $2.90 PER YEAR IK ADVANCE. VOLUME 32. NUMBER 28. DffV T IflflM 1 ! JtSBI/X, Mllrrli ■ «é I SEE IT THE PAPERS COMMENTS FUMONS JURIST M By Judge Whitney i s eo e d by the Untied State* Chamber of Commerce, the statement is made that all forma put together do not produce enough in a year to pay th~ annual bill for lawlessness and the «oats of the courte sad prisons in this country. This report is made on the estimate submitted to the National Crime Com mission, after reeding the articles ir Colliers the report of the Crime Com mission of Chicago, Washington, D. C and other large cities, we are led to believe that the report is correct. Bui the question to. shall the farmers be compelled to raise more produce or shell of the some abolished The report s«ys that the only way to stop crime to to have the punishment quick, severe and immediate, end, we might add, abolish some of the Prison Boards, who pay no attention to the decisions of the courts but release any and all as they see fit. THAT this being near the end of the year, records are being made by the public officials. That of crime to filling all the papers. Last week at Sscremento at the meeting of the Young Hen's Christian Association, Rev. J. H. Wilson of the First Chris tian Church of Sscremento presented the report of the Federation of Churches of America, the same show ing that drinking amungst the young is increasing, the use of narcotics and the lack of home life is forging ahead and all of the same to laid at the dooi of the Eighteenth amendment. The officials of the American Bank ers Assocation state that the money loss from crime during 1924 exceeded ten billion dollars, exceeding the en tire import and export of the United States. The number of prisoners in the United States to 200,000; the crim inal element of the United States to In excess of 1,000,000. The aristocrats of crime as defined by the National Crime Commission, referring to mur deform, including gunmen and the win some young girls who have shot their hoy friends, exceed 136 „000 . The criminals of the country exceed the combined population of Maine and Nevada, and locked in cells are more than twice the people that are in the State of Nevada. According to the report Just Issued by the State Con troller of Calf omis, it cost the state last year to fight crime, disease and fire the sum of fifty-three million dol lars, of which over twenty million dol lar» was spent to fight crime. Si The Eighteenth Amendment has been accused of most e ver y th ing, but we cannot believe that it Is responsi ble for the above, but if it is, then it to about time for a change. The main trouble with the amendment to tbe reformers and the poUtiemna, one wanting more power and the other gathering in the shekels for thei. personal gain. Everything cornea to those who watt, and one of these day* there will be an awakening and the people will get what to- coming bv them, and it will be a cold cold day for reformers and the politicians. It other words, when crooks fall out, hon «st people will get their just dues. THAT the headline* of the Chicago papers read: "Judge puts alimony in scrap heap," and then continues that Judge- Cook of the Superior of Cook county, which take in Chicago, refused alimony to 100 women who were seeking divorces and a guarantee of their future support through the alimony channel, judge states that in the future no healthy women shall receive alimony through his court, where l Wie are no children involved. The In view of the fact that so many places and countries are advertising the ease with which a divorce can be secured in these localities, the above y be on advertising stunt un the part of Chicago. Bat alimony bound* to investigate. Ike judge farther ra marks that it to beyond bis compte henaion why a healthy woman should want slimoay He might also ask THAT Miriam A- Fergus™ (Ma.) the woman Governor ef Texas is «p loggers of be-r State, and comes to the front with a reward of $600 for the arrest and conviction of • bootlegger rim that the wealthy boast of their liquor possession», while the pen ttcBtiariee are filled with the poor ^ should take notice. It may pay them why does a eat Kke milk tu aras over Um apera-ton* of the hoot worth over five thoeaod dollars, ani deoils who possessed a pocket flask. bet were without money or inflcntial friands. She knows what she la talking about, but yc* can gamble that if Texas i* like a great many other states she will not wear out over one fountain pen hi signing warrants tor foe rewards, and she is dead right when she says that when things go on as they now are. Justice becomes a mockery and tha law a stench in the nostrils of all respectable ci tisens. Ballantino—M -P. Trask raises $ 8 , 048.40 worth of Cossack alfalfa seed on 41 acres. , Bynug»-—$44,000 to be spent on 19 line. White Sulphur Springs—American Legion will salvage old school build ing, to build memorial hall. Fairfield—Cole Brothers ranch pro duced 14 tone beets to the acre. Montana dairying has increased 1000 per cent in the past three years. Havre—Security State Rank depos itors will receive $66,000 in December and January. Another Prize Comes to Bolt Last week our fellow townsman, J W. Le land received a Christmas gift that was not only acceptable but a source of joy as well. This gift caused the former deputy's face to expand in to one broad smile. The reason for this joy was the no tice that he had been presented with a Willys Knight sedan aa a result of the activities of the Ad club In Great Falls. The lucky number was 3802 and upon verifying the foci that he held such a ticket J. W. prepared to leave for Great Falla to claim his property. The car was viewed upon its arrival in Belt by many admiring and in some cases envious friends. But Jay set up the cigars for all such and in the clouds of smoke of the fragrant ton all thoughts of envy disappeared iaav ing only goodwill. The proprietor to attached to his old Studebaker in which he has given many a boose runner a merry chase and besides it to large enough to carry the whole Le land family, but the paint to not exactly new and the glaaom of s new car to no longer there ana so, Jay will keep the old ear for ser vice but when hi* wife want to "*tep out" he will hitch up the Willys Knight and go in style. V ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 4 44444444444444444 ^ MfcMi ^ ^ work ta one ^ ü* ^ ïaïw . , . Christem. program held here WM WW(<i **y all ♦ EATNB 8 FORD ♦ Mrs. Chesbro and son Allen went to Great Falls Monday to do aome Christmaa shopping. Mrs. H. D. Uvix and daughter are visiting relatives and friend* in Great Falls this week. ' t " d ** trwt J*"* youngtter waa ; certa n y * we 1 ""* <1 j •*** spend the Holidays, ^ Miss Mae Bloom has found employ ment in Great Falla, Mrs. Evida Ford expects to leave ! Wed n e s day for Grass Bange where The teachers are now enjoying their holiday vacation Mr». Earl Watson j with her folks at Cascade and Mis.-, Kerns at Augusta, Word from Mrs. Grosskopf to the effect that she to enjoying herse and tikes Portland very modi. Tiemeyers arc at Marshfield, Ore. and expect to spend the winter there, Minn, and under the doctors care, he thought he would get away this aunts May «nd Annie Kalar are spending Christmas with Elnebeth Vaskey Ir Mr .and Mrs. Walter Cooper have been on the Cooper ranch here trying to cut some oats that were still in Geo Grosakopf made a trip to Great Falb butt week with a track load of «pods ' . E. A. Staunch to still in St. Paul and arrive in Montana soon. Great Falk- . the flekL -i-rsiT—;,r SBSB -— ns A victory Ax ths Ugh school teMK the remit of the first badMt 1 day night at tha The visitors aw* tha Bobcats. j| mH independent team of Great Palls m they went down to defoat by • •*£* of 24 to 5. The Bobcats were heavier and taller than fite local but were no match for them in passing game, they protested vig ously against the holding of fits lb cel team and evidently wanted ft strict Inte r p r e tat i on of o£ this year** rules against bodily contact. The visitors made one field end three gift shots for e total i five. The Bett High got revenge OF HRS. JOHN SAD HIEBS. d Mrs. Cora Krebs, wife of Johl» Krebs of Spring Creek died Monda» at the Deaconess hospital following an operation for a ruptured ap Mrs. Krebs had not been well for some days and on Mondavi morning the pain suddenly became, acute and she was hurried to Grant Falls where an operation waa per formed in the vain hope of saving her life but the fore the operation and she away shortly afterward. She leaves her hnsband, three chHA ren, her father and mother, Mr, and Mrs. B. B. Davidson of Wjnttham agi a sister Mrs. Sam Krebs of Creek. Her parents moved to Belt Colorado some twelve years ago zZ dix had burst be T Lodge Elections KNIGHT 8 OP PYTHIAS On Monday night the regular elec tion of officers was held in Cascade lodge No. 39 Knights of Pythfoa. Um» roster of officers sleeted follows: Roy Sorvoss....Chancellor Commander W. J. Lowry _Vice Chancellor Prelate Arthur Winston .K of R A 8 S. A. Remington ...Master of Finance E. S. Heron . William Snooks Lester Brodie.... Charles Berg ... Master of Exchequer .Master at Arms .Inner Guard _.'.Outer Guard MASONS On Tuesday evening the Masons held their annual election and the of ficers for the ensufog year will be Dr. J. S. Stewart. W. P. Ptlgersm .... O. H. Johnson. Wm. Vends«! . J R. Culver. . Jude Habber .. J. M. Bratley. Julius Paulson _ Wm. Marah __ F. 8 . Heron .... N. H. Nelaoa ^ .. W. M. . 8 . W. ... J. W. Treasarei .„Secretary . U D. .. S. D. S. 8 . .....J, 8. .Tylei ....Marshal -U. 'is . Nomination. for the executive ficera were made at the last regular ODD FELLOW« meeting as follows: William Meanu Noble Grand, Ernest Seiglfog, Grand. Tbeae nomination, will doubt lem b* confirmed at their next meet ing after which the subordinate ®f' ficcrs will be appointed EASTERN STAR It At the annual election of officers of Ahns Chapter O. E. 8 .. the follow ing executives were chosen. N. H. Nelson .... Secretary Trea*urei The election In Olive Branch Be bekah Lodge resulted In the selection of the following officer*. The appoint-1 ive officers will not be named until after the installation of those elected. Eva Simonin Noble Grand Sarah Bodkins ..... Vice Grand Lillie Johnson .Recording Secretory, V illa Browning Flnan. isi Secretary Helen Millaud ..Treasurer . Patron Clara Culver __ _ Worthy Matroi. Ferai* Johnson .Associate Anna Remington__ Conduct«!** Selma Sharrard Associate conduct«*! Minnie Browning . Inez Graybcal ...... . Centervitto ' for Many defeats of the past where theft basket ball tean took the Centerville team into camp by a score ef M to Ik factors in the scoring machine for Belt with all others ready to slip one in If called upon. Nohl retired in the fourth quarter after a mix-up where he waa forcibly deprived of his breath, being replaced by Joe One Back. Hareharick also went in fot the last quarter. Snyder was the out standing player for Centerville. Note—It would facilitate matten» at the newspaper office if the soon book could be seen occasionally after Reporters are not mind renders neither are they acquainted with all the player* th the state. '' have been ranching in this vicinity where they and their daughter am well and favorably known. Iprr husband and the motherless children have the deepest sympathy of all their friends in this section. The funeral was held from George's chapel in Great Falls yesterday after noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Totten of the First Presbyterian Church in Great Falls officiated. It was attended by a large number of the friends and neighbor* from Belt and vicinity although the .bad weather and roads prevented some from attending. Hie casket was bank ed with fkiral offerings from sorrow ing friends. Interment was made in Highland Cemetery. PYTHIAN SISTERS ' Um newly elected officers of Opal Temple No. 8 Pythian Sisters era: „.. JR. C M E. C. .E. 8. Snook Lillis Johnson . Lulu Randall . Bertha Johnson _ May Servons _ Helen Jones . Mary Brodie . Minnie Browning Esther Johnson . Martha Leland ........ Trustees— Elisabeth Brodie, Laura Heron and Minnie Browning. Martha Leland ,. Minnie' Browning B. J. .Jt P. . „...0. .M. of F. M. of R. A C .. L O. Representiw Press Corrw. FAMOUS OLD NOVEL, "ROMOLA AT LAST APPEARS ON SCREEN Every student of li te r s ta re has read "Remole" fascinating story of love and intrigue which George Eliot wrote e half century ago. Now "Romola' has emerged from the printed peg» and has come to life in Florence, Italy the ancient city in which the story to ' Lillian Gish and her director, Henry Ring took a company to Italy to make a screen version of tha famous novel, and the result may be seen at the Py th «. tr « when this production j on 27|h and 28th. Dorothy Otoh appMn mgtàm ^ ^ ln Vieel^^ and othm caat fnclade CÀilmmni who played opposite ; the #tar 8iatar .- Wn ( | am jj poweU, Charles Lane, and Her bert Grim wood. Romola" to an in spiration picture released by Metro Goldwyn. _ - - -144444444444444444 Mrs. Arthur Crane and daughter, M « ,v * * nd Dorothy were visitor* ut town Sunday. Mr*. R. A. Millard and daughter Bernice and Mis* Myrtle Childerhose visiting their perenta over Christ - Joseph Nordqnitt to home from Boteman to visit hi* parent* »ve» Christmas. Servo*» 1» installing a radi, * n home. X t 4 ♦ Matron!❖♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦❖♦♦♦♦♦ A RM! NGTON Thomas 0 Masson of Stanford was in town on business matter* Monday (Con. on tost page) i - DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SMLL SCHOOLS STOPPED If ST. BOMR METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Harry T. Stone, Pastor Christmas program this evening, Thursday» at 7:10. True and treat foi the children. Choir rehearsal Saturday evening Divine worship Sunday at 11 a. m. Sermon by the pastor, Subject, Last Things. Christmas Cantata, "Tha New Born King" will be given Sunday ev ening by s choir of twenty voices. This is a new production published only this year. The text- was arrang ed and the music composed by Chas. H. Gabriel. Lowers of music will greatly enjoy hearing the Christmas story in song. Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Epworth League at 9:90. Ik to pleasing to note the Increased happuMMI end good cheer that pre vails at this season of the year. The church helps to promote and Maintain the true Christmas spirit through all the days of the year. We invite you to our services, and aak that you be come e helper in this worthy task. , . . . „ . Jadp.m.l .» »2,600 »or .Ita»* or. to .1 .nd «mptor dump. ««»Wm, ftom «, «ttn»od, ..Ul.l,n te *jB i. r.,u»Ud in • «dl «W I» ». dto Irict <*»« Mond., by 0 tL Ota.., against R. L. Igel and Meta B. Igel. The plaintiff alleges that on Decem ber IS, Igel, driving a sedan belonging to Meta B. Igel, carelessly and ma liciously drove the rart at an exces sive speed of 25 miles an hour with Echo of Wreck of a Ford down o* Lewi* atmet In Belt, where hi* view wae obacured by a stone barn and a Christmas tree. Igel to then claimed to have turned to file left around Lewis street onto Bridge street eo as to ran over the sidewalk and to collide with a new sedan of the plaintiff la the colli sion, it to alleged, the right fender, running board and windshield was torn off the Ford ear. Olson declares that ha was not trav eling mote than V2 miles an hoot when the collision occurred and that the accident wae entirely due to the extreme négligence of the defendant. Actual damages of $500, specified se $300 for depredation and $200 for repairs, end punitive and exemplary damages of $ 2000 , In addition to the costs of action, are req u e st ed. (Greet Palls Tribune) + 4 + 4 ++++++++++*+* NE1HART ♦ v ♦ ♦ ♦♦ + ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ — O. A Bailey waa a Great Falla bus! ness visitor the pest week, Mr. and Mrs. Earle McCarty and son Kenneth have left for Spokane, after a visit of two weeks with Mrs. McCarthy's grandmother, Mrs. Chas. Elliot Mr. Smokton was In Nelhart Mon Chet Smith returned home Wed day on business. needs y from a several weeks visit at different pointa. Mrs. Williams and baby of Dover arrived Saturday to join Mr. William» who ha* been employed here for some Roy Chapin woe brought hurriedly to the Neihart hospital last Tuesday, from up near King's hill, where he; was working in company with hi* father, as he had cut hia Instep, sev . time. ering an artery and cutting some small bones. Dr, Weld was soon in attendance and ha* been attending the Ray R. Porter is again in Neihar.Jhave lookjng aftpr interests p aul Umag required the «ervice* ^ Ur. Weld Monday to get hi* should | n | >jlck in Hr| g Sturman was a Great Fall* j Timber cutting has 6 e«n practically : in the King* hill vicinity , A C rew to engaged In the Carpentei creek area now. and the hauling will ^ ,j on€ ^ the new loading platform at Jericho. young man since. New Ophoin*—Several firm* start construction of new building* here. t Tito last meeting of the Stats Board of Education was one which wontd pat a politician in a whole nettle had. It is doubtful whether the State •rintondent enjoyed it and others would have preferred to have bean home in the bosoms of their families. A difference of opinion ss to who was running the Orphans Rome one of the topics which agitated the Board ami left Mr. George fot Sup erintendent in charge of the field al ter the Board had fought it out. Not a triangular fight hut a polygonal one occurred over the division of the remnants of the $£,000,600 building fund. Still another ariel bomb dropped In to the juat as they were getting their lost breath after the last scrap when Dr. Hoff, representing the par ochial schools inquired why their pup ils were required to pass state examinations when the other pupils in Butte, Helena, Great Palls and Anaconda wars not re quir ed to do ths same thing. Immediately the member* of the Board again donned their armor and grabbed their weapons but the align ment of forces left Mia# Tromper ana Supt. John Dietrich alone one one and they were routed, while the de cision of the Board was that all eighth grade students must pass the state ax amination before being admitted to High School People in the »maller places ^ <nJo ,^ rMm „ .nd thw „ ^ ,****„, Mi -ttk ^ „ a» Ut «*«*. ^ When W. E. Hannon was Supt of Public Instruction tha examination* were first instituted because they were a necessity in the development of Montana school*. At the first ex the casualty litt was ex tremely high being especially heavy In some of the largest cities of th* state. Grant Falls excepted for there Supt. Largeat still beliovd in the im - portance of the three B'a. A howl went but Harmon had lived to tong in Montana to be fright ened by a howl. City superintendent* throughout the state feverishly reor ganised their grade systems. Draw ing, home economics, music, art, elo ration and a general gan-d time wer* suddenly sidetracked for grammar, spelling, history and arithmetic and many a superintendent cursed Harm on for disturbing hie comfortable siesta. Later a ruling was made by the state Board of Education that cities where a superintendent waa ployed for full time and could have ontinoal supervision of grade work, should be exempted from the examfo The smaller towns writhed wider the discrimination, especially since they felt that the real reason for the desire of the larger cities to escape was the inability of their pupils to Cascade, Steckett-Sand Coulee, Net hart, Monarch and Belt in this county have always looked "forward W thee* examinations This has been an in centive which has always stimulated the pupils to extra effort Great Falla took the examinations for maun years with excellent success. They are always excepted in the above remarks, smaller have recognized the injustice of the fork which required them to aend thefi pupil» up for examination wfiep fc some larger place where file super intendent would not recognize hah j his teacher* if he met them on th* street the pupils were exempted, The small town rejoices in the nd ing of the State Board that all mu* take the Eighth Grade State Examm It will cost a few more dal «Lions. lars but what do dollars count wher the small town eighth grader know that the big city eighth grader wfll to hump himself and bum a little midnight oil to prepare hfmsell tor that awful day. What do Ü fow dollar* count with the aattafoctioo of the rural teachers of ei ghth jfWkfo - pupil* when she know* that the city teacher will have to rat out « few bridge parties in order to h»m time to prepare her pupils for file day of reckoning, Long live the State Board mnA may their shadows never grow Great Falls—Turkeys will » growers »fi 0 *'M)O 0 this year. Montana approximate.