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Material Progress Staggers the Imagination, but Real
Wealth Is in the Character of the People Inherited
From the Pilgrim Fathers.
By WALTER W. HEAD, President The American Banker* Association
One hundred years ago when Lafayette re-visited America,
he found the United States a nation of little more than ten million
people—less than one-tenth of the present num
ber. The territory embraced less than 1,800,000
square miles instead of the present 3,700,000.
Half was still a wilderness of unsettled plain,
plateau and mountains.
Only one hundred years ago, the world was
still agog over the recent passage of the "Savan
nah," an American sailing vessel equipped with
paddle-wheels propelled by steam, from New
York to Liverpool in twenty-six days. Today we
boast of a trans-Atlantic airplane crossing that
few more hours than the "Savannah" required days.
Walter W. Head
jequired but
Ona hundred years ago
aational wealth was less than a bil
Bon dollars, loss than $100 per capita;
today the national wealth exceeds 300
Billion dollars—an average of almost
J3.000 per capita. In 1821 there were
ten savings bunks with 8,635 de
positors, with $1,138,000 on deposit;
•ns hundred years later—more than
thirty million depositors had more
(ban $18,00(1,000,000 savings deposits.
The total receipts of the federal gov
ernment in 1823 were $20,500,000,
tee total expenditures were $14,700,
•00. Last year our national income
and expenditures each exceeded $3,
One hundred years ago there were
bo railroads, no automobiles, no air
glanes. There were no telephones.
bo telegraph lines, no cables. There
was no gasoline, no kerosene.
There are those among us who re
gard the present as a period con
fronted with unprecedented proh
ibais, a period besot by perils horeto
tore unequaled. There arc those who
«press doubt of our ability to mnke
farther progress —some even who pro
fess to foresee the destruction and
disintegration of our social, political
and economic structure. In the light
af achievements that have been
wrought in the past by firm acher
ence to true principles. In the light
*f the tremendous resources our
•ountry now controls, what Justifica
tion can men have today for express
teg doubt of America's future?
America's Resources Today
We have today 110,000,000 people.
Star total bank deposits aggregate
approximately 40 billion dollars.
Outstanding life Insurance amounts
to more than 70 billion dollars. Our
800 million »eres of improved tare»
Sands are valued at 77 billion dollars.
We have wealth untold In our forests,
to onr mines of Iron and coal. We
Bave more than 250,000 miles of rail
noad with which to transport our
•elves and our articles of commerce:
we have more than 250,000 miles of
semmerclal telegraph lines and 800,
•f»0 miles of telephone lines to afford
«s communication; we have 20,000
•ally and weekly newspapers to dis
seminate Information and to bind our
(Special to The Chronicle)
The lumber yard that has been run
ly the Thompson Y'ards, Inc. here for
the past seven years has changed
hands, having been sold to the Rob- !
«rts Elevator Co. last week. The in- '
sentory crew came here Tuesday and
took an inventory of the lumber yard, |
feeing assisted by Messrs. Pietila and
Iteikila, of the Roberts Elevator Co.
This now leaves only one lumber yard
in Roberts.
309,000 POUNDS OF
About 100,000 pounds of wool was
»»id and loaded on to the cars here '
Wednesday. This wool was sold at
43 cents per pound, and it will mean
a nice piece of cash for the wool grow
*rs of this vicinity.
Mrs. Julia Hogan, who lives north
sf town, met with a very painful and
».-nous accident Thursday forenoon
•ten she slipped and fell. Falling in
■nch a way that she broke one of her
Smbs below the knee.
A fine soaking rain fell in this
vicinity, Monday afternoon, and it
same just in time too for the benefit of
Ihe wheat that is just now in the
•fcugh, and is filling nicely. This fine
vain sure has put a broad smile on the
laces of the residents of this vicinity.
A good rain like this one beats all the
irrigation ever invented.
L. R. Aldrich district manager of
fbe Thompson Yards, Inc. and the
manager of the Billings yard were
Roberts visitors Monday afternoon.
J. W. Shaw was in town from his
xanch on Red Lodge Creek Monday
rfternoon. Mr. Shaw said that crops
wen» looking fine in his neighborhood.
Edith Hunt visited the first part of
iuti week, with Gertrude Moon.
Miss Bertha Duncan arrived in Rob
•rts Wednesday for an extended visit
knowledge and for a common pur
pose. We have resources of labor so
abundant that wo hare placed an ar
tificial check upon Immigration.
These things are our material re
sources. They constitute the basic
material element
foundation of our progress Is not ma
terial. It Is that other, more valuable
resource—the capacity and character
of our people. To that we owe the
discovery and development of our
natural resources, their use and their
conservation ; to that we owe the es
tablishment and development of a
nation founded on ideals of equal
rights. Ideals of equal opportunity.
Ideals of equal responsibility, which
remain today untarnished, which now
shine forth with greater luster than
ever before.
The Character of Our People
Prom It have come the patience and
the wisdom which have reconciled
effective authority and adequate lib
erty. From It has come the tolerance
which has preserved freedom of
speech, of press and of pulpit From
It has come the foresight which ea
tablished free public schools. From
It has come the courage which com
manded adherence to principle at the
cost of selfish gain, even at the cost
of life Itself. From It has come the
respect for the rights and privileges
of one's fellow man which has found
expression in guaranties of equal rep
resentation and universal suffrage.
The character of our people Is a
spring which has never run dry. It
has had Its source ever and always
In the stern and firm faith of the
Pilgrim fathers—a political faith
based upon and grounded In the
tenets of the Christian religion. De
spite every other influence, the
strong sad steady current of the Pil
grim's faith has persisted through
generation after generation.
It Is this Invaluable resource—the
capacity and character of our people
—that has made America great in the
past, that will make America greater
and more powerful In the future. As
long as we uphold our established
standards of belief and conduct, wo
need have no fear for the future of
but the real
with relatives and friends.
Fred Gibson and family of Absaro
kee, were Roberta visitors Wednesday
Miss Selma Swanson went to Bill
ings Thursday afternoon, returning
Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Duncan of Bil
,. ng8 viglted at the George Hunt
ranch last week
S. W. Waples and family of Red
Lodge, were Roberts visitors Thurs
day evening.
Walter McLaughlin of Billings,
spent a few days qn Roberts last week,
helping to invoice the Thompson
Yards, Inc.
Miss Leona Bergen, departed Mon
day afternoon, for Shepard, where she
will spend the summer, visiting with
some friends.
( Special to The Chronicle)
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ley were shop
ping in Roberts Monday.
, Mervin Moon of Roberts is working
for T. C. Schrumpf.
' -
in Red Lodge the first of the week,
Mrs. Rose Wiekierak was shopping
Helen Schrumpf spent Tuesday af
ternoon with Mildred Clark.
Emily Wierak visited Sunday after
noon at the Harry Clark home.
Frank Creed is helping Mr. Sau
erwein to put up his hay.
! -
Walter Lantis of Red Lodge is work
I in 8 this week for J. J. Ley.
Ned Russell made a business trip
to Roberts on Thursday.
Peter Obert and family motored to
Roberts Saturday.
Mrs. Ira Stinson and daughter Lu
la were Roberts visitors on Saturday.
Harry Clark had the misfortune to
lose a valuable work horse last week.
U. E. Lochridge is working for L.
L. Huddleston this week.
C. F. Wood of Billings was looking
after his ranch interests here Sunday
Leo Normile of Bearcreek is work
ing for Ed Sauerwein during haying.
Miss Nanna Ballard was shopping
in Boyd Saturday.
Grandma Bet* of Billings is visit
ing this week at the J. J. Ley home.
Joe Wiekierak is cutting hay this
week for C. F. Wood.
Ed Catt was a county seat visitor
Saturday evening.
Frank DeVries motored to Roberts
Monday on business.
T. C. Schrumpf and family were
county seat visitors on Saturday.
Frank McFate was a dinner guest
Mrs. Ida Obrt and daughter Irma
visited Tuesday at the Ed Hansen
j, ome
Herman Weir was a caller in Rob
erts Saturday.
Mrs. Thoa. Saysell was shopping in
Roberts on Wednesday.
at the Wiekierak home on Sunday.
Lester Stinson is suffering from
an attack of blood poison in his hand.
Grandpa McFate and lone McFate
came down from Red Lodge for a visit
at the Herman DeVries home.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simpson visit
ed last Sunday at the Charley Simp
son home on Sand Creek.
John DeWitte spent several days
last week visiting with friends in Brid
Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeVries and
children made a business trip to Joliet
last Wednesday.
Claude Stinson was a business call
er at the William Dulenty ranch Fri
The rain which fell recently was
greatly appreciated by the farmers in
this vicinity.
Vern Marsh of Billings spent Thurs
day at the home of his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Marsh.
Paul Hoffman of Bridger was
business caller in this vicinity the first
the week.
Mrs. Harry Clark and children vis
ited Thursday afternoon at the YV. E.
Lochridge home.
Frank McFate of Red Lodge spent
"Vf "" 1 " ilh , ™" ls '* th "
Clmty -
„ ,
Mr. and Mrs. "Bud" White and chil
dren were Friday evening visitors at
the L. L. Huddleston home.
William Flemming of Bearcreek is
working for Charley Sauerwein dur
ing haying.
Lou Tunnecliffe of Roberts was a
business caller in this vicinity the first
of the week.
of Billings spent the week-end at the
home of her parents Mr. and Mrs.
William Dullenty.
Louie Beerwart and Ida Miller were
callers at the C. F. Wood ranch Sun
Mildred Clark spent the week-end at
the home of her grandparents Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Lochridge.
Mrs. J. M. Brcsnahan and children
Mr. and Mrs, L. DeVries motored
•?r k '*'"-*•»*: *
the home of their son Wilhe and fam
Most of the farmers in this vicini
ty are busy stacking their first crop of
Miss Mary Huddleston is expected
home from Billings the last of the
week, where she has been attending
business college.
Miss Nanna Ballard returned the
first of the week from Cody, Wyom
ing where she has been visiting with
J. C. tochridge of Laurel and L.
Huddleston and daughter Evelyn
Sunday visitors at the W. E. Loch
i ridge home.
n en
• Legion
inunism Is a Menace to Americanism. " j
This contest, conducted by the Amerl
cunlsm commission of the Legion, is j
held annually with n view of enlisting ^
n majority of thought In the direction j
of some vital question facing America's {
(Cour ter Tu« Department Supplied br th.
iMIltu Lesion New« Service.»
The third annual essay contest of
the American Legion began April 1
with the chosen subject, "Why Com
Heretofore the contest has closed In
the fall, but In order to coincide the
work with that of the school year Gnr
land W. Powell, director of the Le- i
sion's Americanism commission, decld
cd to open the contest In the spring and
It with the completion of school
terms. |
According to Mr, Powell, 300,000
school children participated in the last
contest held by the Legion, which took
as Its subject, "Why America Should
prohibit Immigration for Five Years." |
A previous contest conducted by the j
Legion enlisted efforts of 200,000 chll- j
dren, who submitted essays on the sub- j
Ject "How the American Legion Can
Rest Serve the Nation."
Ruch of the subjects chosen reflects
some phase of American Legion activ
ity and the Legion view of such poll
des. The Legion believes that by
bringing the subject before the chll
dren of the nation It can cause a dis
cusslon In many American homes that
will be of vital Import to the welfare
of America,
Prisses aggregating $1,500 are award
ed the winners. The best essayist re
ceives $750 in cash, to be applied as a
scholarship In any school, college or j
university he may designate. Second
receives $500 and third $250, each for ;
scholarships. The essays are chosen
by elimination. Beginning with the
county superintendent of schools in
each coLaty, who selects local Judges,
the three most representative essays
are sent on to judges designated by the
state superintendents, superintendents
of public instruction or school commis
sion. These judges puss on the three
best essays submitted In the state,
The winning essay from each state is
sent Into national competition, from
which are chosen the three winners by
n committee of Judges selected by the
legion. Poets, to
... !
tly give medals
and awards to wihner» In their own
counties, state depariiuents of the Le
gion provide medals for the throe
wlnnlng essayists there and the cash
awards are made by the national
The co-operation of practically every
educational official In the country has
been afforded the Legion since these
contests have been Instituted. In ad
dltion, educational bodies and orgnnl
zntlons have accorded the Legion a
great amount of help Efforts have
been made this year through some of
the nation's largest fraternal bodies to
concentrate the efforts of school chll
dren In the contest
Neu) Legion Enterprise
Winter Outing Club
A Winter Outing club Is the latest
i N u imagine, if you con. the thrill
I of a teoth-of-a-mlle slide far up on a
j to the landing chute In the
valley many feet below.
For' a long time, the chamber of
commerce In Keen had been endeavor
Ing to build up an Interest In winter
sports, but without great success. Pre
vious attempts to construct a tobog
gnn slide had failed. But when the
Legion men took up the proposition,
the busy ring of hammers of carpen
ters was soon heard and the slide soon
became a matter of fact. One of the
first to make the trip down the long
slide was Past National Commander
Owsley who got a perfectly good thrill
shooting down the hillside through the
tpplne-clml country. The slide was con
structed under direction of Prof,
1 Charles Proctor of Dartmouth college,
1 an expert
I D t Dl 4
lou)<J rost rtans to '
Render Civic Service
Tama, la., Is but a small city, but
1 the Legionnaires there, sensing a need
I for definite performance of some civic
i duty, have hit on n fourfold plan which
^ llp,1 ° ve "' nl brlng thelT town lnt °
"STwSSSm.». tmh v .
glonnnlres wm be to establish a free
dental clinic In the public schools,
.Next, the post propose« the opening
of n series of playgrounds In the city.
The third move of the Legion men
will be to open a tourist park near
Lake Cherry, a favored spot with au
tomoblllsts, and the last, but not the
least Important to the community will
be safeguiirdlng of tho milk supply of
the city, which community leaders de
dare will be of greatest assistance.
Department Headquarters
Tn nn effort to secure department
headquarter* of the American Legion
for Columbia, Mo., much aid was given
to tbe Legion men by the Commercial
club of llmt city, which undertook to
provide suitable quarters should the
offices be moved there. Estimate* of
the cost exceeded T? 500, which was
arranged for by the club member*
The quiet Inn was aiad taM1u .
certata terms In IIMsimil recently
when the «als voted on 21 «wHmin
to the state constitution, snowed ns
der ail but six, and among those six
that won was a provision for the Issu
ance of H/OKtOOO for Missouri World
war fighters.
For several days aU except the sol- :
dler am-idment was In é— « The
newspapers proclaimed Its success the (
first day and kept adding to Us major
Ity as returns came to.
To the American Legten in Missouri,
led by Its commander. H. D. McBride,
a ll credit la due. When Missouri's first
bonus went through two years ago the
number of claimants was underestl
moled. There was not sufficient funds
to pay slL It required an amendment
Is tbs mass of the paopls In favor of
adjusted compensation fur the service
to the state constitution to finish the
payments. The American Legion be
gaa a campaign for a square deal to
the 25,000 who lost oat
For months a commission held ses
slona evolving a new constitution for
the state. Columns of publicity were
given to their work. The one amend
me nt for the soldiers, sailors and ma- i
rtnes received but scant attention by ^
those engrossed will» the heavy study !
0 f writing a constitution for a state
that was doing bias! news under provl
glons made by a past generation,

t ■ J
Col. CL H. Scruton.
As the ©lection drew near an under
cover effort was made to defeat th©
amendment for the soldiers. It brought
fl scathing statement from O. H. Scru
ton of Sedalla, Mo., district committee
mini of the American Legion, and a
fighter for the Legion in pence with the
same do-or-dte punch that he showed
) n France. The statement was Issued
the evening before the election. U
«-ns sent broadcast through the state,
the metropolitan newspapers giving It
first-page prominence,
"Rumor '■hb reached this city that
sample ballots being distributed in
larger dtles do not suggest support of
amendment No. 4, which provides for
the payment of the state bonus to
those soldiers who did not participate
In the original appropriation because
the funds were exhausted before their
mimes were reached.
'Tonner service men here and In
Scruton said :
—Ute. .. U,,. p. n
of the state appeal to the voters of 8t.
Louis to vote for this amendment. It
Its defeat
Is right and Just and fair,
would be a stain on the good name of
<he state of Missouri." _
The amendment carried by 65,004
j " ~~~
Prize Legion Band I$
Much in Limelight

Friends of the prize-winning Amerl
can Legion post band of Slonx City,
la., may now hoar their favorites on
the phonograph.
The band has made two records, one
of the famous American Legion march.
"Armistice Day Forever," the composi
tion of Berry J. Sisk, an Iowan, and
the "American Aviation March.* Un
der Director Johnson the band has
I been playing for records, broadcasting
over the radio, and playing program
concerts throughout Iowa and nearby
, The band won first prize In
New Orleans and was awarded second
at San Francisco. It Is composed en
tlrely of Legion men, and represent*
the Monahan poet, one of the strongest
in the department of Iowa.
Work of the Legion
(By Robv-t N. Stanfield. United <
State* Senator from Oregon ) <
"To roe the most Impressive |
work of the American legion <
baa been In the discharge of Its
duties towards the disabled com
rade. Because of Its energy and
devotion to this work the many
great difficulties surrounding It
have been solved. Much credit
for the conception of onr pres
eut laws to this direction Is due
to your organization. So, too,
has the Legion progressed with J
Its wonderful work in the re .
habilitation of the veterans of ;
the great war, and It* program .
of Americanization cannot help '
. but leave a feeling of security to 1
; the minds and heart* et these
> who love America and reaped •
; her Institut Ions"
Saint Vincent
Academy of Helena
happy distinction of being the first [
Rock y Mountain Mission of the Sisters (
of Charity of Leavenworth. Founded
in 1869 the Institution, it may truly
be said, has grown up with the State
of Montana. In 1887 the first buOd
. . , .. .
St Vlncent Academy. After a period
of growing prosperity this building,
too, proved inadequate for the in

To St. Vincent Academy belongs the
ing, a two-story frame structure of
twelve rooms, was replaced by the new
creased attendance and new wings
were added at different intervals.
Situated on the eminence of Catholic
Hill, the Academy commands a splen
did view of the city and the surround
ing Country. The grounds, beautified
by nature and art, offer every induce
me nt to out-door recreation,
academic course corresponds to those
of the standard high school and
embrace a period of four years.
Purpose and Scope
St. Vincent Academy is accredited
by the State Board of Education. The
application of the principles of science
to the promotion and maintenance of
}, ea jth.
Exceptional advantage are offered in
in the music, art, language and ex
pression courses. The Institution aims
to prepare the student for college
or university work and to fit her for
the position she is destined to fill in
the world as a woman of culture and
refinement. St. Vincent Academy, al
though a Catholic Institution, receives
pupils of every denomination, and no
attempt is made to interfere with their
religious convictions. For the sake
of uniformity and the preservation of
discipline, ail students are required
to be present at the public religions
exercises. Only the Catholic students
take the courses in religion as out
lined in the schedule of study.
The buildings include St. Vincent
Academy and Francis of Sales Hall.
The Academy contains dormitories,
class and music rooms, dining and
study halls, laboratories, the general
'library, gymnasium and studio. In
Francis of Sales Hall are private
rooms, parlors, library and reception
Every effort is made to aid in the
The entire Institution is
thoroughly modern in its lighting,
heating and ventilating systems.
The Library
Besides the best reference books
and several thousand volumes of the
standard authors, the library is provid
ed magazines. The students are en
couraged to spend free hours in culti
vating a taste for good reading.
The Laboratories
The physics and chemistry labora
tories are amply supplied with mater
Inviting Crime
"Look here what I bought for that
dog of Junior's," Mr. Burton an
nounced, throwing a package on the
Mrs. Burton unwrapped It "Why,
George!" she exclaimed. "A dog collar
of all things!"
"Yes, and I gave $3.50 for It," Mr.
Burton related
"Three dollars and a halft" echoed
Mrs. Burton. "What on earth? I don't
understand! You've always said you
had no use on earth for Junior's do*
and you wish somebody would steal
it r
"Yes, that's Just It" Mr. Burton
agreed. "With that collar on It some
one will be sure to steal It now I"
A Visitor's View
New York city spends a million âo4
lar* B day for municipal government,
most of it vre should judge, for tnflte
Carbonated Beverage

A Bottle of Onr

A Potato is 78 percent Water
Celery 95)4 percent Water
♦ Onions 87 percent Water
Asparagus 94 percent Water
Apples 84)4 percent Wate»
Whole Milk 87 percent water
Eggs 74 percent. Water
Porterhouse Steak 60o|o
Fish from 70 to 84 o|o
J Hash 80.3 ojo Water
Besides Furnishes Additional Energy
and Need» No Digestion
I 1

Bottled Carbonated Beverages Are
When Made By
ial and individual apparatus for ex
perimental work. The domestic sci
ence laboratory of the hollow square
type is complete with individual eqnip
t and a large gas range, while the
sewing room is furnished with evory
thing necessary for hand and machine
Other Rooms
The gymnasium reception room»,
dnas and music rooms, study and rec
reation halls, the dormitories, private
rooms and refectories are all s padou*,
bright and cheery, provided in detail
with the la'csi and best as regards
comfort and scrutation
Lecture Course
Lectures on Literary and scientific
subjects and concerts by eminent ar
tists supplment the regular school
Student Recitals
At frequent intervals the students
give public a id private recitals which
show their progress, cultivate their
musical, dramatic and literary taste
and enable them to acquire the self
possession so requisite for genera! cul
School opens September 8. Pros
pective students should writes to the
Directress for farther information.
to Buriy top
Red Lodge Sheet Metal
X s
Where is there a wo
man who does not
show a keen apprecia
tion of Jewelry — at
any time of the year,
whether it be birthday,
anniversary, or Christ
Bearlooth Jewelry

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