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American Association Stands Before World as
Champion for Federal Legislation, Which Result in Consumers Being Able to Purchase Meat Products at Lowest Cost, Report States. El Paso, Jan. 13.— A suggestion that the American National Livestock association endorse the principal co-operative live stock commission companies at central markets and co-operate in the establishment of these agencies on a sound and conserva tive basis, was contained in the report of the market committee of the association, presented to the annual convention here Thursday. <£ Advantage Obvious. "Besides reducing the cost of mar keting, the advantage to producers of having at tlic markets their own rep resentatives is obvious," said this re port. , , The committee report also contained a statement, "that your committee be lieves that the stock yards should be regarded as terminals of the railroads and they should be owned and operated by them under supervision of the in terstate commerce commission." Continuing the report says: Carry On, Despite Obstacles. "In spite of the strenuous opposi tion which the concentrated power of wealth ljas brought to bçar, we have consistently carried ou. As a result this association today stands before the world as the champion for federal legislation, which would result in the consumers of this country being able to purchase meat and food products at the lowest possible cost consistent with a fair return to the producer. the manufacture, and the distributor when they are performing a necessary service by methods economically sound. "Many otherwise intelligent people seem to think the principal object of the market committee is to fight the packers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The packers are the Ones who are fighting reasonable reg ulation which would insure a square deal for all." Outlines Gronna Bill. The report outlined the Gronna bill, now pending in the United .States sen ate, providing for a federal livestock commission of three members whoso duty it is to regulate the packers, the stockyards, the commission men and the traders. rr?nî!» hnf" tr Ä n the fe renort ^if "it Vrromia bill, sarli tne report, n should work out as intended would provide branch house facilities for in dependent packers and thereby provide competition." The report also outlined the Ander sou b 11 now pending in the house <>f rep'esei.tatives providing for the reg ulären of the packers by the federal trj'dc commission and the regulation of the stockyards, commission men and trnde-K 'v the interstate commerce , • inmission. Watch Packer, Suggestion. "It remains to be seen," said the report, "how strenuously the packers will oppose the Anderson bill, but it is a safe bet that they and the othor market acren'- ^s will oppose any bill which will interfere with the present system of market domination. During the five years of our activities they have consistently shown their unalter able determination to either rule or ruin the industry. They often change their tactics but never their business morals. It would be a rash man who would say that they are not. partly responsible for the present deplorable condition of our industry. Undoubt edly they hope to stall off legislation during the short session of congress." W. 8. Ramsey of Dallas, Texas, chairman of the federal reserve board, eleventh district, reviewing the rela tion of the federal reserve system to the producing interests, said the re establishment of the war finance board would result in improvement in the stockmen's credit situation. Limits Cattle Loans. He explained that while the federal reserve board limited cattle loans to six months, it was possible for the war finance board to make loans to cattle men of twelve months or longer. "The federal reserve system of the eleventh district never turned down a cattle loan whero the security, in the board's opinion, was ample," Ramsey declared. "Our increase In interest rates on loans has stopped speculation in Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and other big centers. "The cattle ruisers should buckle up and take courage. The physical con ditions of the cattle industry have not been better in a generation. You have moro feeders than you have own ed In many years and when your friends up north make up their minds to tftke their loss on their wheat it will 6 a market for feeders grow in great southwestern district. J something of the west and God her she lias always come back she is going to come back again." ART CONNOISSEUR DIES. Now York, Jan. 13.—Ilenry Rein hardt, prominent art dealer with gal leries in New York, Chicago, and Paris, died here today after a month's ill ness, of pneumonia complications. lie was born in Milwaukee 62 years ago. IIS Sis says I eat Post Toasties like a snow-storm —cause I make the flakes fly —says Best Corn Flakes Made printing and engraving and the appoint 1 * f r. M „i„ ft)rv \TnK'«iv'a n ". r -t ' ■ 1 J... . * . f r r . lnnn f syndicalism bill *as introduced 'Iii 1 " 3 :'' ,. . ...„ , , ,, The judiciary committee favorably reported 1 > more codification bill.; and Highway Commission to Be Investigated Co operatively by Solons. M 'Kay Gives Notice of Bill for State Print ing Bureau. Helena, Jan. IS.—The senate Thurs day decided to participate with the lower house in the investigation of the work find progress of the state high way commission. On motion of Sieg friedt of Carbon, who stated he un derstood the house desired the senate to co-operate in the investigation, the presiding officer was empowered to ap point a special committee of five to act with the special house committee. President Story named Siegfriedt of Carbon. Dearborn of Musselshell, Cone on Ravalli, Page of Granite and Pauline of Flathead. Foster of Wheatland gave notice of a bill providing for the guarantee of bank deposits and McKay of one for the establishment of a state bureau of later in committee of the whole 10 of the codification measures were favor ably reported for passage. Emma Prefers U. S. Jails to Freedom in Soviet Russia Berlin. Jan. 13.—(By the Associated Press).—"Emma Goldman told me in Russia that she would rather be in jail in the United States than free ;,n soviet Russia," said M. Schwartz, a San Fran cisco sociali.-t. who recently was re leased from a Moscow prison, Thurs day. Southern Railway Form Own Express Company on Lines Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 13.—Defi nite indications appeared Thursday that the Southern Railway will refuse to enter into a contract with the Ameri can Railway Express Co., the perman ent formation of which recently was authorized by the interstate commerce commission and will aid in the estab lishment of an independent concern to handle the express business on its lines. Charles A. Lyerly. president of the recently organized Southeastern Ex press Co., in announcing that his con cern would be ready for business April 1, said the company would be backed principally by the Southern Railway. The capital, Mr. Lyerly said, will be $1,500,000. Major Astor Loses in Dover Bye-Election Dover, England. Jan. 13.—The bye election in the Dover division of Kent necessitated by the elevation of Lord Dmnenntiori to the house of lords re- ■ cently, has resulted in another defeat for the coalition. Sir Thomas Poison, independent, won the seat in the house of commons over Major J. J. Astor, the coalition-unionist candidate. Mr. Astor is the youngest son of Viscount (Wil liam Waldorf) Astor. New Paper Company Formed in Canada Victoria, B. C., Jan. 13.—The provin cila register of companies Thursday an nounced that the Prince Rupert Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., with a capitalization of $4,000/100, has been incorporated with the object of manufacturing paper on a large scale in northern British Co lumbia. GOMPERS CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT OF MEXICO Mexico City, Jan. 13.—Samuel fJmnpers, president of the American Federation of Labor, was received at the national palace Thursday morn ing by President Obregon, with whom he conferred for some time. Mr. Gompers declined to discuss the con ference. He said, however, he might make a statement later. ANTI-BLUE LAW LEAGUE IS BORN IN WASHINGTON Washington, .Ian. 13.—Choosing the "goddess of liberty'' as its emblem, the Anti -Blue Law League of America came into being and opened head quarters here today. Plans were an nounced for an intensive campaign to secure the repeal of all existing state "blue" laws and to combat agi tation for new ones whenever it -'raises its head." v* Brooks Introduced Ad ministration's Meas ure Thursday. Provides for Non-Politi t cal Commission of Five Members. Helena, Jan. 13. —In house bill No. 13, by Brooks, the seventeenth assem bly has another measure providing for re-organization of the state game and fish commission. The changes are along the lines outlined in the mes sage of Governor Joseph M. Dixon and the bill provides for a non-politi cal commission of five members, with four-year terms. The members are to be selected from members of local sportsmen's associations. One of them is to be an officer of the national for est service and not more than three are to be of the same political party. The members are to be appointed by the governor. The commission under this bill will have supervision of the fish hatcheries, all funds, license fees and business of the department. It will also have authority to locate, construct and acquire by gift or pur chase a game farm for the propogation of wild life of all kinds. The bill also provides for refuges for wild life of all kinds in national forest reserves. The commissioners will receive $10 a day while they are actually attend ing meetings, and their expenses. The commission will have power to appoint a state fish and game warden who will be secretary of the commission. Iiis salary Is fixed at $3.000 in the bill. He will have power to appoint deputy fish and game wardens, as he may deem necessary. The deputies will be under civil service rules and will be barred from political activities. Cuba Faces Total Paralysis of Power, Says Gen. Crowder Havana, Jan. 13.—(By the Associ ated Press).—Major General Enoch H. Crowder, special representative of President Wilson, investigating condU tions in Cuba, in a statement Thurs day night, after referring to the fail ure of the electoral board and courts to function within the prescribed limit declared: "If these agencies continue to fail, Cuba, in due course of time, will be confronted with ad interim provincial and national administrations, and, after the first Monday in April, next, with a total paralysis of the legisla tive power." Alleged Montana Automobile Thieves Are Held in Spokane Spokane, Jan, 13,—With the arrest In Seattle of two young men giving their names as E. B. Davis of this city and Ed Wallace of Seattle, Seattle and Spokane police authorities believe they have the perpetraters of the thefts of some 'JO automobiles in north western cities, they said today. De tective F. B. Williams of Seattle has been here working on the case. So fitr 11 machines, «11 of the same make, have been recovered, it was stated. Of these, it was said, four had been stolen here, three in Portland and two each in Seattle and Butte. Nine others are believed to have been stolen by the same persons. PLAN WHEAT POOL Brandon, Man., .Tan. 12.—Formation of a co-operative wheat pool to handle the grain products of the three prairie provinces—Manitoba, Alberta and Sas katchewan — was approved here Thursday at the annual convention of the United Farmers of Manitoba. THE THRIFTY MAN RELISHES SAVING —because he knows how bene ficial it is for his own welfare. Let y^ur spare dollars work for you at this bank. New accounts are invited. t 4% Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. The First National Great E\ll$/Mont. ESTABLISHED - 1886 EDMONSON'S DENTAL SPECIALISTS Are preparedI to care for all tooth and gtim ailments In the moat mod ern way known to dental science at moderate fees X-RAY EQUIPMENT The Most Modern Offices in the West DR. E. E. EDMONSON, DENTIST Over Lapeyre's Drug Store . Entrance on Third Street South 'Rum Flying" School Unearthed by "Dry" Ferrets on Coast 8an Francisco, Jan. 13—Airplane delivery of liquor from Canada and it« distribution through a comprehensive organisation operating under the cloak of an ostensible airplane school* were reported Thursday by D. C. Smith, prohibition officer from Portland, Orer co-operating with John L. Conji.diue, prohibition sunervlsr, in ab investiga tion of thé alleged association. According to information which the Offices« said they had obtained, the association has an initiation fee of $300, has 250 members in Portland alone, has several companies and an airplane school operated as cloaks for its real business. Seven planes flying between tne Canadian border and coast states aid a protective system whereby its mem bers by assessment furnish funds for legal aid for arrested op eratives. Public Questions Take Up Harding's Time; Hughes Center Marion, Ohio, Jan. 13. —With his conferences here nearing a conclusion. President Elect Harding devoted Thursday to discussion of a long list of incidental public questions. The day's conferences revealed no develop ments in regard to cabinet appoint ments nor any of the other important problems awaiting solution. Speculation here regarding the cab inet now centers about the question of whether Charles E. Hughes, of New York, is willing to accept the post of secretary of state. There ia no evi dence that a formal offer of the ap pointment has been made, but it is understood that some time ago feelers were put out to learn Mr. Hughes' attitude. So far. it is said, the result has been inconclusive. Developments in regard to vir tually all other cabinet places bid fair to remain at a standstill for some weeks. Lawyer Fails to Pay License; State Court Refuses Him Practice Helena. Jan. 13.— Following a rule which has been in practice for some time the state supreme court Thursday continued to refuse to permit lawyers to practice in that court without having first paid their license fee for the year. The latest case to come to the at tention of the court is th it of C. S. Wagner, former assistant attorney general, now practicing in Butte. Wag ner is delinquent with h's license fee, and being attorney for the respondent in an appeal case which has been sub mitted to the court on briefs, the court Thursday made an order striking Mr. Wagner's name from the briefs as coun sel in the case and stating that Mr. Wagner will not be again permitted to appear in the supreme court until the fee is paid. Convict Heeds Bride's Plea, Returns to Prison; Stole $50 Chicago, Jan. 13. —At the plea of his bride, James McElevey. an es caped convict, fcave himself up to the police Thursday and will return to the Joliet penitentiary, from which he I fled last May. to serve out a sentence of from one year to life for robbery, McElevey -vas arrested for robbing two men of $50. "Before my 'narriage," he said, "I told my wif? everything, but she said that she would marry me anyhow and that then I could 'go back and square myself with the law.'" Mrs. McElevey clung to her hns bend at parting, but assured him that she would wait until he was free again. B RUISES-SPRAINS Alternat« applications hot and cold cloth»—than apply— VICKS W V ARO Rua Cher 17 Million Jan Uted Y*arf§ STOCKJPPUIN Extension Department, State College, Back of Senator Harm on*« Me asure. Special to The Dally Tribune. Bozeman, Jan. 13.— The non-profit, non-stock bill sponsored« by the Mon tana extension service, federal depart ment of agriculture, has just been in troduced into the legislature by State Senator Harmon. This bill allows farmers to organise in large groups on tne non- prof it plan for the purpose of marketing their products or any other agricultural business. This bill was drawn after careful consideration of similar laws enacted in other states. Before drafting, consul tations were held with various officers °' Montana farmers' organisations, with the economics department of the agricultural college and with the agri cultural department at Washington. As a result the model uniforifa law pro posed by the United States department of agriculture and the California law now in force were used as models in formulating this non-profit, non-stock bill. At the present time, the only law in Montana under which a co-operative farmers' company may be formed is the present stock law. Selling organiza tions as are now planned by the Fer gus County Wheat Marketing associa tion and the Washington, Idaho, Ore gon wheat growers require no capital stock as the basis of such organiza tions ^s simply a bunch of crop con tracts with the farmers. This law allows the organization of state associations which are operated not for the profit of the company, but for the benefit of the individual mem bers. Such companies do not permit the accumulation, or the distribution of any profits. Another feature of this law is that it complies in all essential respects With the Clayton Act, section 0. of the United States federal law governing the organization of pooling associations. Before co-operative or ganization can be brought within the requirements of this law, it must show first that it is a "labor, agricultural or horticultural" organization, (2) that it is "instituted for the purpose of mutual help;" (3) that it does not have "cap ital stock;" (4) that it is not "con ducted for profit." Frank Is Finishing ttttttÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊKÊÊUÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ^ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ ■■■■ Ml Just Two Days Left The wind-up—the finish of Stone, the Clothier's Sale, is in sight-—just two days remain—Today and Saturday—These final days will be busy for the best bargains of the sale. The Wind-up Features offer the season's greatest savings. McKibbon Leather Vests $12.50 Values $6.95 • $10.00 and $12.00 Fine All Wool Wright's Union SuiU $4.95 Best Quality Flannel Night Shirts, $3.00 Kinds $1.95 Men's $12 Pants All Pure Wool Wind and Waterproof Men's $20.00 Overcoats $12.95 Men's $35.00 Overcoats $19.50 Men's $50.00 Overcoats $29.50 Men's $75.00 Overcoats $44.80 Boys' $10.00 Knee Pant Suits $ 6.95 Men's $12.00 Mackinaws $ 6.95 Boys' $3.50 Wool Knickerbockers .. .$ 1.95 $12 Douglas Shoes Genuine Mahogany Calf, Custom English Lasts. Special, the Pair $7.50 Special Close-Out Lines of SHoes at $3.95, $4.95 and $5.95 * oîolw F?àf\K proprietor flJBif Busy Men's Store High Grade Sheep Lined Vests $17.50 Values $9.85 Extra Heavy Sanitary Fleece Union Suits, $3.50 Values $1.85 Men's Heavy All Wool Army Sox, 90c Values 45c Men's $10 Pants Johnson's Make Wind and Waterproof $6.95 '"rst Ave So. Third St. $5.95 WEATHER Observation taken «t 6 p. m., Jan. 13, for preceding 24 hoars: Low Pet. High Great Falls 48 Calgary 80 Chicago 26 Havre 38 Helena 33 KallspeH 30 New York 30 St. Paul 26 8an Diego 60 Seattle 46 Wllllston 30 21 18 18 38 28 26 18 4 42 40 24 Weather Condition» — Pacifie Slope Northwest and Canadian Northwest: Cloudy weather with temperature« around normal prevailed throughout the northwest Thursday. Southwestern Oregon and northwestern California Is the center of a high barometric pres sure extending eastward through south ern Idaho. Rain (ell in western Wash ington, northwestern Oregon, Idaho and in southwestern Montana. Montana Forecast: Generally fair Friday and probably Saturday; colder Friday in east por tion. W. J. Haynes Dies in Helena; Former R. R. Board Secretary Helena, Jan. 13.—Walter J. Haynes, who until recently was secretary of the state railroad commission, died Thursday evening, following an ill ness of nine weeks. He resigned as secretary owing to his ill health. 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