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Of Ä"" State Historical Lfbrfoy • ' f. ■Ç fi. «. ' V '.V "• X. ' IÎ» 4. Sr IL, , r i f : • r HÊ • ■ 1 «I • * . 4 ' 1 eSWi ' - . t> r Ito sae «== VOLUME M NUMBER 9. * 3 BJ I BELT, MONTANA. $2.0# PER YEAR IN ADVANCE 'AY. DECEMBER M, IMC i i r- * "! «, » swrrar; -a r CUBE SCHOOLS PLACED UPON X SELECTED U The Belt grade schools have been accredited according to the regain toons laid down by the state educa tional department. Inspection was made last week of the school plant, coarse of study and qualifications ojf teachers. The buildings were found to be adequate and comfortable, well-wanned clean, all teacher* are normal gradu ates and the supervision thorough. As a result of being accredited it win be optional with the school au thorities whether the and seventh and eighth grade pupils shall be required to * take the state examinations for admission to high school. For many years Belt pupils could have been exempted from these examinations but it was considered that the examination* were an In «entire to good work on the part of both pupil and teacher and conse quently the school management in sisted upon the examinations being The school of Simms -was also placed upon the same list while the Stockctt-Sand Coulee schools did not nek for ac cr e di ting because of un satisfactory school buildings. Cao cade failed to secure the .same honor because of the fact that- they have are not grad nates of advanced normals. The grading thfemd to in our first paragraph doe*, not apply to rural schools fa District No. * 29 futility of attempting to secure teach«« of high ce r tif i c ati on and where normal departimnt gtsdnstos *- "i '/v f " Great Palls will ondeuMediy ha Skia» to the f a v or e d class since they fng* and eonimnent srd nurtoXato as iron-clad rule to regend to the em ployment of teachers. ♦ -, * LOCAL HAPPENINGS ♦ ^ ; ♦ + ♦♦++ + + ♦+ + + 4-+ + + W-0 Baptiste Piizini and wife are «R the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pisxlni spending the holidays. Bap ttote to working at the mawl^er, Angelo Pixxtai is acting as relief section foreman for the Billings and ilT S l at 'coraeT ^ ^ ^ ™ ... PU. jj Hti and Mrs. Gas Norman were in town on business yesterday. Frank Kotor of Raywealerd was a haétoeas visiter to Belt Wednesday, A A. Remington, Jr. spent Christ mas with hl« parents to Belt. • Among the young teachers who are home for the holiday* are, Clara Johnson, Lempi Rants and Dorothy Robinson. Hra. ' Lawrence Venohr came out from the Falla to spend Chrifomaa with her parents, Mr. and Mr*. Jude Hafcher. ; ■ , ,A : Mike Pohlod will return to Stete College at Bowman soon, after hav ing spent two week* with his par-' «nt». Misses Bern is and Hanson took Tuesday's train for Great Falla. Harry D. Harmon, former coach at Rayneford and Geyser, is in town visiting Johnnie Snook. Mr. Harmon is teacher and coach at Judith Gap. Mis» Lucy Ffuhr of Helena is visiting at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, the Fhrhrs Ranchers should notice the adver another column and by taking ad tisement of the Geo. C. Mill Co. in vantage of the offer acquaint them selves with the John Deere tine of Walter Johnson left this naming for Bweetgnss whete M wlir work, Mr*. Maude Appfeyard spent the Calone, Evelyn Calone, Lain» Auren Alice Robinson, Jessie Peters, Ellen » Implatawits holidays with her parents. PYTHIAN MIDUKHT MATINEE - 11 U'CLUCK HOOT GIBSON in e * The Calgary Stampede it S 46 99 THEATRE— *» Itoth NicM- »howl«* "UP IN MABLE'S ROOM DEC. 31 JAN. 1 C Mm. 15 « J5c One Performance Each Night. Adm 10 A Mrt Both Night* at 7:M and 9 90 P. M. -< t J ^ .. rt ENTERS SHELBY TRIBUNE A few month« ago Pinky Holder*? feat his newspaper plant by fire sine* that time his family has been residing to Belt while Mr. Holderby he* been West looking for a location. Not finding what he »ought there h* returned to Montane end has arrangement« to start the JPrihpne at Shelby. Re ra tamed to fodt and spent Christmas with hi. family here and then re turned to Shelby. On Tuesday Mrs. children left to join »re. The Times wishes k* r husband D**« **»« bô* °f «access in their new venture, Hoidcrby TUE BELT FIVE eOlNB FINELY • Belt High played St. Mary's on their floor in Greet Falls hurt Thurs day night and defeated their oppon net* by the nest score of 26 to ID, The floor was smell and as a con sequence the game was rough, but it gave the teem a good mork o nt under adverse condition*. The first half ended 13 to S, the second 26 to 10 Howard Lease was the referee. SC Mhry's Bclt Le land (15) Johnson (2) Simon to (2) Barcharick > RG Jewell (4) LG Gaasock (2) tor Johnson. LP Shcyne (1) C Schubot (2/ Evens (6) Senkovitch A return game wss played last evening In it <W boys s h o w e d the effects of Christmas, for all exports that they pot htoitien. Probably H was just an off night bet they could net get going. BoH ^9) St. Mary's (9) BP MaOsnaon (2) Simonis (f) C Sehuhot Barcharick («) RG Sanlaraich Jewell ft), , LP Evÿ» LF Cressfo f4 far Joimeen. > The Shirley f of Great Fails defeated foe Belt girls' team by of S to ML Postmaster R. H. Bomto says that the postoffice did sin unusually large Christmas time RECORD BUSINESS 8han . of ^ nmüoiml prosperity, i. - - 1 BURY BROTHER HERE business around The outgoing packages exceeded materially that of last year while stamp sales there was a material increase. This tends to prove Jthet our community to enjoying a good . .. . Dr. j, W. Graybaat who left for [El Centro to the Imperial Valley, California hud week upon receipt ol the sad news of the death of fas brother, W. Lae Grayheal, retarnrii home Tuesday accompanied by his brother Charles Grayheal and bring tag with them the body of their dead W. Lea Graybeal and Charles Graybeal were bachelors «id part 'nan. Lee died of an aneurism >f toe aorta very suddenly. When the Doctor arrived at El Centro th? brothers decided to bring the body back to ' Montana for burial store there were no family tie* that bound them to El Centro, The funeral will be hold'hi* after noon fW>m the M. E Church, the Rev. H. T. Stong officiating. J-The BOOZE OH TUJIKS .. . According to reports federal men have been in action to the Belt dis trict during the last ten Ranches in .the Tiger Butfo -country jwere visited and a call was rqpde at the residence of the late Andrew Moselle but the federal men were notified to see J. S. Cook, the admin istrator of af the estate as the eus todian of the property was respon sible to him. Complaint has been made that at the time of the raid in the Tiger Butte section, several turkeys and t brother. numerous chickens disappeared IE6ISUTUUE MEETS MONDAY SUBJECTS : FOR DISCUSSION T promising, at this time, the greatest interest, a long list of ^ for togiüaüro , ctfc>n .bWy ronftwlU ^ Twentieth Montana whkh will convene January s - * s*ron\ administrative codes, taw«, appn)priatioMi together with the various phases of legislation affect ing the oil industry promise to lead the session's calendar with an W usual gri.t of important gasoline fegietolon With oil and About 1AM Bills. The usual legislative calendar is about 1,000 bills, of which two-thirds originate in the bouse. Possibly 900 of these are given the oorisidention of printing and somewhere near SO per cent en enacted into law. Governor's Message The trend 1 of this session's activi ties undoubtedly will be indicated by Governor Erickson'* m essa g e, is. now in preparation. It 1« antici pated that the considerable length and j variety of subjects, treated as leg to" 1 stive material from the standpoint of the governor's two yean as fo* state's chief executive. will ha #1 •Ù Five commissions created by foe 1226 legislature win pre e im t foeto reports to the coming ses «tost. Btafe report forecasts considerable Mi' ■ *M «ion. They have to do with of banking lavra. of a new normal school at Btihngs, Utilisation of the Fort A sefad hehta proper ty at Havre and ered&m 41 * memorial to foe explorera, Lewi» Clark. Some Liquor Lfejoer legistotiou to some (l)jsmfosbfoBy wiB belong»* to repeal of the *tato's pro taw* irdttotive act tost O If an for. » (i — Deni Lews ■* ai Land, bank, game «uïd todwtri accident bodes are in. pwvpfot i meet for consideration, the gbver ' nor. wit* the assistance of i M Brandjord, register of state lands, has been considering modernisation of the state's land tows for some months and probably will have a ini complete n * w «°d* to submit, Bank Legislation >. ; While the haplring code commis sion declared that a new code wbs not necessary and has recommended two amendatory measures for pas sage, there seems a probability that the banking committee of one hou*c of the other may take matters info ft« own hands and formulate a com plete new code. The bank deposit guarantee law undoubtedly wifi again be offered. V While a new game code was enac ted by the last legislature, the state sportsmen*» aa s uri a ttoa lia« to p parution a bill which will offer tensive amendments to the code and the gam* warden has some adminis trative changea to propoae. j A long Bst of changea ta the ! industrial accident and inspection Codes are suggested to the report of the board's chairman. The Industrial insurance act also was revised last session after an extended and ex tensive dt&cussion but i- * fTrpTi^nt subject for legislative action. Oil Indnetry oil industry comes to for attention from numerous angles. The rapid growth of the industry in Mon tana has caused much puzzlement among officials who have had, fous days.,far,,to adapt old statutes passed for. the regulation of other indusries to the requirements of the oil business. Conservation, t&xatfcm and regulation suggestions come from many admin istrative departments and the oil men themselves are reported to have a complete code which they hope to have passed. License fees from domestic cor poratfen«' with non par value «lock and irrigation district regulations are to be con* îden-d. PnMk Finance« P P**c finance, will be the mb auh-Start of several measures. Provision Whereby the Mate treasurer will be l^mpowered to purchase all general dajpiiul warrants for investment irt hther state funds, will be sought and probably some means tor funding the »tato*, floating debt will be con hid.red. The cities, towns, counties i*nd school district budget laws m assumed to be on the docket again. matters._ ♦♦♦♦+♦♦+*+♦++♦++♦ ♦ WALTHAM Î *i Pauline Burchak arrived at home Saturday morning to spend the noli dsys with her parente. Charles and Martin Holland went to Great Falls Friday where they attended the marriage of Roy Steal **4 Hiss Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pettman an spending the holiday« at the ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith bad their Christmas dinner with Mr. and lbs. Bresse to Great Palls. ■ Mr. end Mrs. Mela Baker spent Christmas to Great Falls with rale 1 Mr «id Mrs. George Ellsworth ofo ahUdreu/Wora guests of Mr. and Mro- Rod 1ST •*» Nr*. G se rge Oarko, Jr. , - JTtinrrTdr y^et fast W t»na»s wnere tney wi holidays. Hr and Mrs. John McKenzie were gussfo of their daughtofe, Mr*. Riley Florence fa Gseat, fMfa Mrs. DarkoVi father for the <♦ * Nr m M to Greet' Christines ' Bed JJohnson, Agent 1er tile Mon fena-Dakota Grata Co. to spending week with his parent» at Winfoed. The pupils of the Waltham School the direction of their teacher. Mise Gray-gave e delightful program Thursday evening to which the public was invited. The room wes artisti cally decorated with Christmas dol ors and picture* and s sparkling tree- Mery Doving proved her ability as a soloist, Albert Fischer os s salesman of toys, snd Gust Erick j pleasure After the program gifts and s treat | were distributed among all the chil dren. Miss Mary Gray and mother and nephew »pent the holidays to Gräm* «HfMfow*« near Chateau. Charlie Urghart to spending his vacation at Salem Mr. and Mr*. Otto Gulden had aa their guetta for Christmas dinner |fr. and Mrs. A. Fischer and sons. Mr and Mrs. C A. Loy went U> their daughter who Uvea In Washington. They wiH be gone for several week*. Mias Kantola. teacher of the Shop herd Butte school, and her pupils. gave a program and dance on Friday ,.v«ning, details of which could not be learned because of drifted roads Walter Lander drove into " town yesterday. He had to shove! his way , through or go through fields. - NEIHART NEW« _____ Mrs. G. C. Warmbiod arrived Thursday from Harlem where she hns been employed for some tint". .John Maki went to Great Falls Chriatmas Day to spend a few days with relatives, Wyman Heath returned the first oi the week from Great Falls where he visited his mother who i* ill *t son aa genera) stage manager. While the majority of the pupils who are beginners remembered their parts vçry well and looked so sweet that eràey act was heartily applauded The, new Orthophonie Vic trois and folding chain added much to the and comfort of the audience the Columbus Hospital SÀimi. JOHN TAKUCH DIES The death of John Yaklich at the home of his daughter, Mkrs. Joe Gliko in Monarch came as a «ur prise to his many friends here who I were unaware of his illness. Mr. Yaklich homesteaded on Neil ^ T -" d >™«>ded there continuposly since Ht » e8Um * bl * di#d * •** and - but ,or hU *"»• be h " h*** 1 ** one He was noted for his ,triet ******** and prompt pay mwit of obl '8»tions He wss a good "*ghbor and a good citisen. The funerml w> * held in Gre * t F,U * th,K mornin U illfIDftiAII ID III 0 ■ inhuman joins Tiir nrurniATö I HE BED EDICTS On Tuesday, Dec. Slat at Hebron _ . North Dakota, Mr. Norman Gillette of Belt and Mias Boldine Krueger of Hebron were married. The wed ding took place at the residence of the bride's parents. The newly-weds arrived to Bah. on Christmas Eve and will make their home on the Gillette ranch on Willow Creek. The groom to the eon of Mrs. S.J Gillette and was Kim and ratted on the home ranch. H* graduated the Great Pal)« High School some ' yean ago where he gained « eonsld-1 treble reputation as an athfete. He wss a member of the football end bsaketball teams and in his last year'orad woo the 440 yard run at the Missoula 1 meat besides being a member of the relay team, Since that time he he* been ranching on Willow crash. Mrs. Gillette first came to Beil as teacher of the seventh grade three yaars ago and was a popular member to of the teaching corps for two years when foe resigned Por the. last twe menti» foe has beep at ||ome pfe «rtfo Mr. i (■ to as-b «Q but * Taeeday night a creee d of Belt and treated the happy pair to an .old fashioned charivari after which the evening «M spent to having q good time. The young couple have the best wishes of the entire community for their lifelong hsppinee*. . METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Rsrgy T. Stong, pastor to to be a regular attendant at church service* during 192T. You always find a welcome and a devotional atmosphere at our church. Evening service at 7:80. This will «•<* the beginning of a week's »pwisl meeting to .observing foe Week of Prayer, Let aa come to gather each evening at 7:80 o'clock; Epworth League at 6:16. Sunday School at IÜ o'clock. A large attendance was out for the; Sandaf School program given last Sunday evening. The children are deserving of commendation for their j faithfulness and deep interest to the Christina*, work. Kvery pest was occupied by folks who listened eager ly to »he true Christmas sent' ment H wt * ich ch%tacterized (he entire pn.-, gram. . The next regular meeting of the Ladies Aid will be in the Lobby of Hotel Waldo on Wednesday after noon, Jan. 6th. ''The church'd» the only institution in ''hich shoulders as a continuing ob Ration that religious insOmcUon i« which upholds an ideal of righteous new based upon the highest examples i* and upon responsibility to Gt>d." There will be no prayer meeting this Thursday evening, but all are especially*, invited, to attend the Watehnight Services beginning at 8:80 Friday evening end continuing until the dawning of the New Year. Light hmch will be served. Choir rehearsal Saturday evening at the parsonage. Sunday morning worship at 11 o'clock. Sermon by the pastor. One of foe peet ra ee htiluns you eon make LION'S REVEL TO BE EVENT OF TOUR LIFE of Pythias Hall where they will tartain aU who come to the beet et their ability. Dancing will be an attract**» to those with itching feet whether el* or young, P* 1 ™" 1 ** the hmch counter rsy--ryrsi tion Here j®" c,n • r »y tw, Hr ^ l* 1 »! * 0 "'*' At the Wheel of Fortune, pa will have much chance to woo For two nights, New Yean and New Yean Night, the Lions roar and cavort around the ITnlghta Between dances people goddess with much loot in prospaek for those open whom the smiles. The green cloth with cards on, as one lady addressed it, wHI gfew everyone an opportunity to cash to many slmoleon« for dancing, Nelhert Phil, croupier, wiU rah» to year paper when you toil to ] from,'your'bat* on h»cky numbers and smile. The only frown you win on hit toes to when you win. * Klondike BUI wilt bet hte against your lack, to that time harn pastime called Klondike, The crowd will he there end'ftomn of former fri s nii wM «met yetrao etc. you tread on Mr toco and. they tin* Don* Jet ft be said that peu' to« wi-_ -is j - « . ^ ta ** hl hiK — , or time. Some day yon may be and this condition wUl hup for » feng time. On foe ******** the foifos w*e toBTfoo »fof mi that can another ring. AMERICAN LEGION DELIGHT 425 KIDS , i Die community 'Christmas Tree sponsored by the American Legte» and managed by the Woman's Chfo of Belt was the occfowm tor foe gathering of s large snd enthuotea- • tie audience. No one knew that thaws were so many children to CaeooJs county snd each one appeared to enjoy the grand event. The program consisted of music by the audience and the school gtae clubs under the direction of Skartvedt, the Christina* story by Mrs. Stong. a solo by Mias locbray, s one-set play by the dramatic drib snd s tableau of the Nativity, • t e nut* an app es . .by B. P «cConkey. O. H. Jofmmm Charles Kinfo Charles .Dahl others. vu THK. Y r K j . IV IW • _ WATCH THE DUBT W. C. Blomqulst has re far a ? toe know the first auto license plste fpr 1927. They are green trimmed with white and present a nabby appear ance. The number on this plate^la 28 and will not be bard to n nem t case a speed cop cannot catch him Probably in,the event that the car stolen the own->r will be able to remember his own enf num f ^ better than the myfnnty o 4 But the Christina tree which was and beautifully deco rated large caught the eye of the children and when Santa Gist»* appeared joy knew no bounds. Christmas boxes filled with candy and nuts together with an apple were given to each of the chilfoeu present. So great was the conges tion that Mr*. Browning and 16» Jennings were enlisted to help Santa, The candy for the Christmas treat» given by A. N. Prather while was 'S owners can say.