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The Powder River County examiner and the Broadus independent. [volume] (Broadus, Mont.) 1919-1935, November 25, 1921, Image 5

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PtoSo Little Resentment in Ocrauny
Exeept in Bavaria, Against Amerl.
cMMt Europe Wontfüps the Amert
can Dollar More Than the Native
Louis Dreibelbis, well known Butte
man, has returned to Montana after
a tour of Europe. Six months of
strenuous sightseeing took the Butte
man to London, Paris, Budapest, Mu
nich, Berlin, Hamburg, Naples, Rome
and scores of other points which hâve
claimed the interest -of man for cen
"Six months is quite a long time
when every hour almost is spent in
travel, which would be fatigueing ex
cept for the stimulus afforded by the
inherent interest which so many
things in the old world hold for the
American whose environments have
been so different and whose entire
mode of life is at variance with that
of the European/ 1 said Dreibelbis.
"Business in Europe is recovering
very slowly in the allied countries
and of course can make no headway
in Germany until the rates of ex
change are adjusted. Germany, how
ever, has gotten down to work and
the parts of this former enemy coun
try that I saw are humming with in
dustry. I don't mean that industries
are going at a pre-war rate, but they
are much busier than are those of any
other country.
"I found little resentment in Ger
many against the Americans, in fact,
I was treated very hospitably. Bava
ria, however, Is a little different than
other parts of Germany or Prussia.
The Bavarians were very warlike and
gave up their arms only when force
was used by their own government.
At one hotel in Bavaria when I com
plained of the accommodations, a by
stander, addressing me in German,
said,* 'Well, you Americans are res
ponsible for our present plight, so I
think you have no right to complain.'
"Rome to me was the most inter
esting of the old world cities and in
cidentally has gotten down to more
perfect science the art of capitalizing
for revenue purpose the things of in
terest within its confines. In fact,
not even religious relics and templeB
of worship are immune from this
form of rabid commercialism. In the
basements of some of the cathedrals
there are conducted virtual curio
shows for which admission is charg
Dreibelbis said that he enjoyed
every minute of his trip abroad, took
especial pleasure in the music of
Hungary, and enjoyed studying the
cross sections of humanity disclosed
by a trip through the heart of the old
world but that to his mind, America
is superior in almost every way to
any European nation, and the Ameri
can people are superior to the Euro
pean, not necessarily in polish or in
tellect, but in their habits and mode
of life, their progressiveness and their
fondness for constructive work.
"The Americans do not worship the
dollar as much as do our European
cousins—that is for the dollar itself.
In America, work is a religion and
there are no idlers. In Europe idle
ness is a science, a study, and en
tertainment and pleasure are in
dulged in with studied seriousness.
No American knows how to spend
two hours drinking a glass of beer.
In this art the European is a polished
scholar and no one seems to have a
real interest in work for the love of
accomplishment. America's morals
are better and cleaner; in fact, I
should hesitate to say that there are
any morals in certain parts of Eu
rope, certainly not according to our
standards, which are modern and
guess about it —
When you can know about it?
Suppose a guide said—
"This way there's a safe and pleasant
road to your destination, with no risks or
troubles on the way,''and—
"That way there's a road that a good
many have stalled on and turned back
from, but you may get through."
Which would you take?
Postum is a thoroughly agreeable and
satisfying meal-time drink, and you're
sure that it's perfectly safe for health.
Coffee contains drug qualities which'dis
turb and harm the health of many.
Postum or coffee? Which road?
Why guess when you can know?
Postum comes in two forms: Instant Postum (in tins)
mads instantly in ths cup by tbs addition of boiling water.
Postum Caras! (in packages of larger bulk, for those who
prefer to make the drink while the meal is being prepared)
mads by boiling for 20 minutes. Sold by all grocers.
Postum for Health
"There's a Reason"
The Movie-making Game P layed in Columbia Falls
The first folm play to be made In
a Montana studio has been released
from a motion picture studio at Col
umbia Falls. It is called Where
Rivers Rise, and is being shown in
Northwestern Montana to large aud
iences, who are enthusiastic over
the production. Work on a new tilm
will be begun as soon as the director,
P. D. Tabler, returns from a trip to
The Flathead Producers' Corpora
tion, as the film company is named,
was originated and financed in its
initial production by Tom Linden and
his wife, May Talbott Linden. Mrs
Linden is the daughter of James A.
Talbott, a well known Montana pion
eer of the 60's.
Talbott is well known to the pion
eers of Montana as a former Butte
banker. He was born in Ohio in
1838, and traveled to California in
1857, where he made a small fortune
in the gold mines. At Virginia City,
Nevada, he went broke, however, and
came to Montana in 1863, working
for wages in the mines at Bannack.
When gold was struck at Alder Gulch
where Virginia City stands, he was
one of the first there and made a lot
of money out of placer ground. He
then moved to Deer Lodge, living
there and at Butte,' where he made a
fortune out of the Silver Bow group
of mines.
In 1899, while living in Butte, Tal
bott bought the beautiful estate
known as Shell Rock, as a playground
for himself and his family. This
place adjoins the town of Columbia
Falls, and consists of 200 acres lying
on the shores of Flathead river, at
the mouth of Bad Rock canyon.
Beautiful as is the natural setting of
The Talbott Home
Shell Rock, neither time nor money
was spared by Talbott in making his
canyon borne more attractive.
Although it is now almost a quar
ter of a century since Talbott ob
tained this property, and he has now
reached the age of 83, the spirit of
play that originated the purchase of
his acres, still lives, for it is at
Shell Rock that Linden built Mon
tana's first film play studio, which
is destined to bring the joy of the
big woods and the lure of river cleft
gorges to thousands.
It was in May of this year that the
Lindens first thought of building a
motion picture studio at Shell Rock.
The idea, once projected, grew rapid
ly. By June, Linden had made a trip
to Los Angeles, secured a scenario,
the author and director, P. D. Tabler;
Thomas Edward Linden
a cast for the leading parts, a cam
era and laboratory men, and by the
first week of July was "shooting''
Montana's first movie play.
The film, Where Rivers Rise, pre
sented by the Flathead Producers
Corporation, is a stirring tale of the
forests of Montana. It is a clean
play, resilient with the life of the
woods and camps and rivers; and
throughout there is the challenge of
the unconquered west, a challenge
for red-blooded men to get into the
game and pit their strength and in
genuity against the forces of nature.
The location is in the vicinity of
Bad Rock canyon and the upper
reaches of the Flathead river, and no
more beautiful surroundings could
be found anywhere in América
in addition the picture gives a
good idea of the lumbering industry
beginning in the woods and follow
ing up on the drive to the mill, where
the sawler is shown "riding the car
riage." The work on the drive is
particularly realistic, and the hero
of the plot rides a log through the
rapids in a manner which is quite as
hair-raising in its way as any stunt
which Douglas Fairbanks ever pulled
Among the interesting features of
the film is a forest fire, which is the
real thing.
The picture was taken at the Echo
Lake fire last August, and the opera
tor got so close that many feet of the
best film were burned, and he nar
rowly escaped with his life.
It is the only known forest fire
picture, except some taken by the
forest service.
It has an added interest for Flat
head people in that the principal act
ors are all familiar faces, with the
exception of two or three profession
The plot is centered around a
father and daughter living in an
eastern city who have lost all except
some timber lands in Montana and
come west to make their last stand.
Linden takes the part of the decrepit
father. The "Timber Wolf Bar" is
probably a little wilder and woolier
than any that existed in real life, but
it will meet with the popular con
ception. It is rather amusing to a
Kalispell audience to see a highly
respected business man taking the
part of a bad bartender, and estim
able ladies taking the part of dance
hall habitues, but they are good act
ors and actresses.
Excellent as is the story of the
scenario of Where Rivers Rise, it is
conceded that even though the ro
mance should be eliminated, the por
tions of the reel exhibiting the lum
ber industry and its related interests,
the thrills of river log riding, the
ruthlessness of a forest fire, would
still make the film worth running
for its scenic and educational value.
The board of directors of the Flat
head Producers' Corporation is com
posed of Columbia Falls men: Presi
dent, Tom Linden; vice-president, A.
N. Smith; treasurer, Geo. D. Watt;
James A. Talbott
secretary, John Smythe; and complet
ing the board of seven members, Ed
gar Arnett, Harold Whitehouse, and
C. C. Miller.
News of her appointment as special
prohibition investigator in Montana
was received a few days ago by Mrs.
Margaret Rozsa, city food inspector
under the Stodden administration, in
Butte. Inspection of drug store sales
of liquor with special reference to
permits and prescriptions will be
among the important duties of her
office. Other women have previous
ly been appointed to office positions
in this branch of the fédérai prohibi
tion enforcement department but she
is believed to be the first in the
United States named as an investi
Mrs. Rozsa will enter upon her
duties at once, going to Helena to
confer with O. H. P. Shelley, govern
ment prohibition enforcement direc
tor for Montana. "I am anxious to
begin as soon as possible," she said.
"I regard my appointment in the light
of a recognition of the interest shown
by women of this state in political
and civic activities. And I'm going
to do my very best to see that the
faith shown in me as their represen
tative will be justified."
As a former member of the Butte
school board, a member of the repub
lican women's national council and
as a city food inspector, Mrs. Rozsa
has been one of the outstanding fig
ures among Montana women actively
interested in both local and state poli
tics. She is well known in club cir
cles and friends who have observed
the thoroughness and interest with
which she attacks every task assigned
her feel confident that the govern
ment will have a capable and effi
cient officer in its first woman pro
hibition inspector.
Denominational Feeling in Varions.
Communities Makes Question n
Delicate One; Harlowton Met Situ
ation by Calling Conference of All
Local Ministers.
Federated Club women in their
district meetings all over the state,
are demanding through formal reso
lutions, the study of the Bible in the
public schools. Due to the strong de
nominational feeling existing in al
most every community, the study of
the Bible has become a very delicate
matter to introduce in any form in
the average school system.
In the city of Harlowton, however,
for two years the study of the Bible
has been an accredited part of the
regular school course and no objec
tions whatever have been raised. Har
lowton has solved the problem of
keeping the Bible in the schools.
Briefly, the plan is this: Two
years ago, in response to a growing
demand from parents that their high
school children should receive a
greater knowledge of the Bible, the
leaders of every denomination repre
sented in the city, met to discuss the
plan for inaugurating its study.
There are but three organizations
with buildings in the city. Therefore
three pastors, one Presbyterian, one
Methodist and one Catholic, met with
the superintendent of the public
schools and outlined a course of
It was decided to make the course
a three year one. The first year's
work is a study of the life of Christ.
The second year's work is a study
of the life of Paul and his writings
and the third year's course is based
on the old Testament.
The pastors of the various churches
conduct the classes. One class is
conducted each week in the high
school and one on Sunday at the
respective churches. One-fourth high
school credit is given for the work
and in order to obtain the credit, the
student must be present 45 out of
60 lessons and pass the written ex
aminations which are held every six
The pastors take their turns con
ducting classes in the class room of
the high school. Last year the Ca
tholic pastor had his class room in
the church but this year he has asked
for one in the school. This will work
out even better for if one pastor fail
ed to take charge of his class a stu
dent would be permitted to' gain an
attendance credit by appearing in the
Catholic pastor's class or vice versa.
The scheme has not only worked in
school. It has given the impetus to
united community work on the part
of the churches so that a practical
federation of churches exists in Har
So popular has the course proved
to be, that where a third of the stu
dents received their credit last year,
this year over half are members of
the Bible course.
The use of beef cattle In connec
tion with general farming offers the
following advantages:
It is possible to make greater use
of dry roughage produced on the
farm, as beef cattle consume larger
quantities of these feeds than any
other class of livestock.
Beef cattle can be used profitably
on rough land unsuitable for crop
production: also on low, wet land un
suitable for either crops or for other
classes of stock.
Beef cattle use the total productiop
of grain and roughages on the aver
age farm, without the purchase oi
other feeds, more efficiently that
any other class of live stock.
Beef cattle on the farm favor a
well balanced distribution of labor
throughout the year. They require
very little attention during the sum
mer and fall, when crops need atten
tion, and during winter and early
spring work, when there is little field
work to be done, farmers can utilize
their time to advantage by caring foi
the breeding herd, wintering Stock
ers and feeders or fattening some
The world's
record cow
is a Carnation
"Contented Cow*

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