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12.60 PER YEAR
VOL. 2. NO. 40.
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A plea for the co-operation of the
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Red Lodge Little Theatre group in a ■
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nation-wde contest for the best radio
play, which the Drama League of
America is conducting jointly with
nation-wide contest for the best radio
buck Agricultural Foundation, is con- j
tained in a message received by offi
cials of the local organization. The
message is signed by George Junkin,
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field secretary for the League w'ho, as
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chairman of the contest committee, i
worked out the details of the contest
with D. D. Richards, assistant direc
tor of WLS.
Five hundred dollars in cash,
silver loving cup in addition to na- !
thmal fame awaits the writer of the
radio play, according to the letter
written by Mr. Junkin. which states
that the winning play will be broad
cast from WLS and a large number of
other stations throughout the country
during National Drama week, Febru
ary 14-20. A second prize of $200 will
be awarded to the runner-up, and for
the third best $100 will be given. The
contest for the prizes, which have
been donated by WLS, is open to any
man, woman or child, here or else
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"If radio is to continue to make pro
gress, its programs must be improved
and this is the sole aim of the radio
play contest," writes Mr. Junkin. "It
is the hope of the Drama League and
the management of WLS to evolve out
of the contest a new form of program
that will be better than any yet tried.
There is a world of fame and opper
tunity for the playright who can put
bis material together in such a way
as to interest *ose millions of radio
fans who depend on the air for their
The following suggestions for the
guidance of «contestants are given by
Mr, Junto:
All J>Ia*S Slated .to be orige
mal and not have been printed. Man
uscripts must be typewritten and the
avthoris full name and address sent
with the manuscript tot not on it.
Manuscripts will to to returned.
Plays should to one act, eighteen to
twenty-five minutes in length, and
should contain but few characters—
*ws pwdpals at the outside. The ac
tion in the plays, which may be farce,
cannedy drama, melodrama, traget,
er mystery, should We accompanied
by appropriate sounds. Plays must
to clean and wholesome and unokff«
tionable to any sect or nationality. All
rights to the winning plays will be
<mme the property of WLS which will
»«serve the right to Wlthold the prize.
if no play is considered worthy. All
manuscipts most bo sent to WLS,
Hotel Sherman, Chicago, before Feb
mary 1, 1926.
P- Vrkhöi Funeral
Eitai Held Sunday
Funeral service« for Peter Vrklan,
to*d 4> years, were held from the
Downard Chapel at Bearcreek last
Sunday at two oVlock Hi the after
noon. A complication of diseases
caused Mr. Virkhufa death at Varan
Sp ri ngs where he was taken last
The deceased was horn ia Grachae,
Jugo Shrria. Up to (She Hme of hk
removal to Warm Springs he was em
ployed at toe mines at Bearcreek. He
was a member of the National Crea
tion Society ** weil as a former mem
ber of the United Mine Workers of
America. The two organizations had
charge of the services. Mr. Vrklan
had been very active in Union and in
dustrial affairs.
Interment was made in the Bear
creek cemetery and pallbearers were
J. Bone, J. Petten, Jack Barlicb, mem
bers of the National Creation Society;
Matt Rolovich, Mike Bokich and Eli
Berkich. No relatives ip this country
survive Mr. Vrklan.
Mott Souders of this city and Jo
seph Yedlicka of Fromtorg were
among the thirteen students at Mon
tana State College at Bozeman recent
ly elected to the honorary scholar
ship fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi. Mott
Souders specializes in chemical engin
eering and Joseph Yedlicka majors in
industrial engineering. Sudents who
were named to this leading honorary
society same from various parts of
from other states and from
an province.
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Members of the Carbon County Red
Cross corps met at the Library last
Saturday for the purpose of electing
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officers for the coming year and to
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hear the several reports of the of
Mrs. H. P. Cassidy was re-elected
chairman; Mrs. F. S. Putnam of Ed
re-elected vice-chairman;
gar was
Mrs. B. B. Downard, secretary and
Mrs. E. M. Adams was re-elected
The treasurer reported that the
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checking account balance totals $454.
76; the Junior Red Cross balance is
$351.41 and the service account is
$628.24, making a total of $1464.41 at
the end of 1926.
The report of A. H. Croonquist, who
had charge of the Red Cross Member
ship Drive in this county this year,
was accepted and he was thanked for
the splendid results he had achieved
in the campaign.
The Red Cross will aid the Legion
Auxiliary in the preparation of twen
ty-four Christmas boxes for the sol
ders at Fort Harrison, Montana.
Those present at the metting were
Mrs. Emil Heikkila of Roberts, Mrs.
Charles Burns of Belfry, Mrs. J. P. |
Kane of Bearcreek, Mrs. F. S. Putnam j
if Edgar, Mrs. W. G. Bartlett o
Fromberg, Mrs. E. M. Adams, Mrs.
H. P. Cassidy, Mrs B, B. Downard and
A. H Croonquist of this city R. M.
Porter, a representative of the Junior
Red Cross, was also present.
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Dill on U V V O U tV/Eioo
Th performance of "Pollyaana" '
• „ n}ar .* tomorrow eveniair at
. Wt)rk e rs ' Hall as well a* the
for childrea tomorrow after
. . writte n bv Catherine !
^ shîng ^.pted mm the
-, b Elinor H. Porter in wh ; ch
t , are m( rf ern the play I
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The gtory centers an orphan
^ who ig thru3t int , ^ hoTOe of a
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that beget h ' er gha nmnages to find
.„„gthim, t0 be glad about and
brines lieht into the sunless lives Fin
aji/poUvanna straightens out the love
affairs of h#r elden , an<1 finda http _
. for heraelf •■'pollyanna" gives
a aprec i a ti« of people and tbs
wor , d It ,. cflectg the humor and hu -
that story such won
derfuI * mong young and
, d play u abIy coached ;
under the direftMln of M r. Kent.
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iYllSS LiOUloc AlWcll
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Dies 11 Killings
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After IjOng illness
The many fHeads and former music
students ot Miss Louise Atwell, form
erly of this city, were grieved and
shocked when they learned that she
had passed away at Billings at the
home of Mr*. Dersfiqr Hiekox Tues
day evening after a long illness.
Miss Atwell conducted a music stud
io here for several years and left here
last March because of failing health.
She was a consistent Christian woman
whose chief pleasure bs life was found
In doing good to others and she will
to tenderly remembered by those who
knew her best as a true-hearted, sweet
tempered, kind, womanly woman.
Miss Atwell was a native of Massa
chussets and so far as known had no
other relatives in this part of the west.
She was seventy-one years of age at
the time of her death.
The next meeting of tbe Carbon
County High School Dramatic Club
will be held tomorrow in the assembly
hall of the high school at 8:10 p. m.
The public is cordially invited to this
At this meeting a one act play en
titled "Trash" will be given. This
play was written and given by tha
"Yale-craftsmen" a student organiza
tion at Yale University.
The cast for "Trash" is as follows:
'"nie Tramp"
"The Kid".
"The Cop" —
... Leo Soeoetta
.Stephen Hudak
. Amie Puutlo
Uncle Snort <Änt of the Air

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This Barling Bomber is the world's biggest
ilng $400,000, As soon as Lieut. John A. Mac Read
(McCook Field. Dayton. Ohio.
•irfliane. Required two and one-half years to build, cost
y flushes experimental flight tests it will be stored
while rummaging about his ancient
j archiveg a few days ago Judge E. B.
p rov j nse came across a copy of Cr&TH*B
Unrivaled p Am n y Atlas of The World
of the vintage 0 f 1883, That interest
^ wor jj was uged by the school child
ren f 0T iy years ago as a reference
book and, no doubt, their fathers and
mothers often consulted it too in order
: to see just where they were or to trace
the route they had traveled from the
old home town back east to their new j
home in the promised land. That book
is indeed an interesting relic for forty- j
' three years is a long > long time and ;
for those who are given to rerainscenoe |
~ tho *° who deli K ht in the reflec "
tive forty-**» - «** V e *™ constitute a :
sufficient period in which to sound
! about ev8r Y not€ of the human «*1
Ctototo was president, totoe
phone ln lts '"fancy, the »tectnc
I light " experiment and such modern
necessaries as the radio, auto, phono
marceI ' e ' (^estea cross
^toTpuzzle, buffalo mckla Charlie
Chimin mustache and jaw were yet
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14,6 same youn * iWl ** who are
woarin k short.dresaw now were wear
«« Aori dreese8 though the
matrons of that day war* hoop skirts
which like the mod * rn beev ' e de « s
were very «immer. The
® H>dern baI1 °" tiro i* n direct decen
'** n \ ° f tbe hoop just as cross
word pu " Ie 'f * ****** °* a
; * 1 ^ 1 t,me uble luii 18 1116 com *
p ° sit * song of » aw « ,le of "y 04 **
rendering a noctmme on a distant
hill on a stormy night set to music.
1883, think of H for that's a long
time. Red Lodge m then in Gallatin
county and had a population of thirty.
• ltt'd!to L it want even "ilwwn on tbo
map, just a tittle tot without a rail
road. Montana, tomelf, was a mere
infant with leas tout 40,000 people
Hiving in fourteen «aunties. Helena
sand Butte City each Bad a population
«of 6000; there was .no Great Falls;
Billings had twelve hundred people;
Missoula, 1600 and Anaconda, 700.
But now, look at Montana; she is a
fldll grown young lady—a fair de
butante wearing tight shoes and a
toingle bob and withal the sweetest
little .darling in the sisterhodd of
states. She has 46 conwtics, numerous
progressive cities, adequate railroad
facilities and a population nearing
At a regular meeting of Star of the
West Lodge, No. 40, A. F. & A. M.,
held Iasi evening, the following offic
ers wore elected for the ensuing year.
Worshipful Master . Walter Mûrie
Senior Warden . Harry Olcott
Junior Warden -- Harry Edwards
Treasurer . Claire Chamberlain
James Leslie
Appointive officers will be made at
the next regular meeting, January 6th
and tbe installation of new officers.
Tbe retiring officers are: W. M ,
Jake Newell; 8. W., Walter Marie;
J. W., Harry Oloott; Secretary, G. L.
G. L. Finley
four hundred thousand.
And look too, at Red Lodge. It is
very much on the map now and is the
capital of the best of Montana's forty
six children. After being for a time
in Gallatin county, it figuratively
speaking, moved over into Park county
and thence permanently located itself
in Carbon. P. C. Hicox once told the
writer that he had lived in three Mon
tana counties while a resident of Red
Montana had but two railroads in
1883, the main line of the N. P. and
lhe Butte branch of the °- s - L -
the northern part qf the state was
8erved b V Missouri Älver steam boats
that came up as -far as Fort Benton. |
Of course, there was little or no farm
in K here then - the * hief occupations
beta, mhüxut And.tock raising,
Red Lodge is a modern, progressive
up-to-date city now peopled by modern
es have been wrought here durintfthe
past thirty or forty years The town
wanttot you would call bona dry
in them toys, as it is now, and they
J** <me e . ould J**
throogii swinging doors, pot hi* foot
on tbe rail and for two bits purchase
sample of demon rum as ever
drove a skeleton from a feast or paint
«* landscape* on the brain of man. ft
i. almost unbelievable and indeed re
gnttteble but such sad facta must be
recorded as this is primarily a his
torical article. The Indians were just
putting the finishing toache* >oe Gran
ike Peak but hadn't completed their
(task of digging Rock Creek through
town, or at least they hato\ turned
tbe water in, and so It it said the
guoneers had to drink thair whiskey
straight as nothing warn available for
a chaser. Hardy pioneart those; most
ad them are dead now aa tot wild, in
temperate lives they lad to them off
before they reached tha ta oder age of
ninety. Many of them uad vile to
hnsco too and taught tha Indiana to
toe eoss words so they moat bave been
• pretty bad lot.
Then too, those pioneer men and
warnen were decidedly old toshioned
hto w ing as they did in to» Golden
Rub» and heeding the Biblical admoni
tion to "Love thy neighbor aa thyself".
You nee, they believed in being honest
and neighborly and friendly and char
itable and helpful. Thorn pioneer
women couldn't shimmy worth a darn
Election of officers for the Pythian
Sisters for the coming year was made
last Thursday evening. Mr*. Mar-1
garet Clark was elected Most Excel-1
lent Chief; Mrs. tons Giovanni, Most
Excellent Senior; Mrs. Alice Chris
tiansen, Most Excellent Junior; Mrs.
Jackson, Protector; Mr*. Walter Hays,
Guard; Mrs. Clara Heatherly; Mis
tress of Finance; Mrs. Mattie Halpin,
Mistress of Records and Correspon
dence; Mrs. Jennie Jacobson, Captain
and Mrs. Eva Christiansen is Past
Finley: Treasurer, Claire Chamber
lain; Senior Deacon, Harry Edwards;
Junior Deacon, Kenneth Donly; Sen
ior Steward, Elmer Sc breeder; Junior
Senior, Lou Helm and Tyler, E. L.
Officers for the Oddfellows were
elected recently and the appointment
of other officers and installation will
take place in January. The of
ficers elected were H.
Noble Grand;
Grand; John Peters, Secretary; Henry
Albert, Financial Secretary and John
Sim, Treasurer,
The elective officers for the Re
bekahs for the new year will be Mrs.
Grace Stumpff, Noble Grand; Miss
Alice Bailey, Vice Grand; Mrs. Fidelia
Morrow, Recording Secretary; Helen
Kampinen, Financial Secretary and
Gladys Mayer, Treasurer. Mr*. Belle
McFate will be Sitting Noble Grand.
Appointment of minor officers and in
stallation will take place in January
W. Weydt,
Ray Hutton, Vice
Roberts Hill Road
While returning to the city from
Fromtorg last Sunday evening the
car in which Mr. and Mr*. M, G. Swan
and daughter were riding upset on
the hill road east of Roberts and Rock
Creek. It was duak aad foggy and
the road slippery, Mr. Swan, the
driver, lost control of the car which
tipped over to tbe «Me of the road,
bottom side up.
Mrs. Swan suffered the most serious
injuries; a broke* cellar bone, broken
shoulder and injury to the ribs. Mr.
Swan was bruised about the head and
the Swan girl «scaped unharmed.
They received first aid at the M. S.
Wentworth home at Roberta until Dr.
Adams was summoned. Mrs. Swan
is confined to her bed at home.
but they could sew and knit and weave
or put over a pan of biscuits and got
up a meal on short notice that was as
fair to look upon as Mohammed's
vision of Heaven. And the men—why
•very one of then could rope a steer
or throw a diamond hitch, or shoe a
bronk or if necessary get up a meal
that was a joy to behold.
If it came to pass that one of the
pioneers fell sick his neighbors for
miles around were concerned. They
would gather in, saw up his wood, see
to it that his family was well provis
i toned, his stock cared for, a doctor
: summoned and that he had company,
j aid and comfort during his entire ill
ness. Why many, many of those old
! timers went to Heaven in those days
from right here at Red Lodge and
vicinity. And, be it said without lev
bba ^ when the news that one of
wag coming reached the Eternal
City tbe stars used to come out on the
balcony of Heaven and sing and dance
in ecstacy, the man in the moon would
turn somersaults of exhuberant hap
piness and the angels laughed with joy
when from the top of the golden lad
der he stepped into their company.
In closing this illuminating treatise
let us correct some of the erroneous
statements that appear in our school
histories and present facts; even if
they hurt. Listen, the morning Colum
bus got ready to sail west he was
standing at the front gate of the
royal palace talking with Queen Isa
bella. She casually asked him where
he was going and he jokingly remark
ed that he was going in search of a
Tragedy, grim and appalling, vis
ited the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. 1
Keys of this city, when their son, 1
Charles Robert, twenty-one years of
age. took his own life in the kitchen
of their home on South Grant Ave
I>ue Monday morning by shooting him- ^
self through the head with « rifle.
Death is supposed to have been instan
tanecus, and his body was found by
his father on coming home at twelve
thirty. The young man had accom
panied his mother down town in t,he
forenoon and then returned to his
home. Despondency is believed to have
been the cause of the very sad and un
fortunate deed.
Young Keyes was born in Bridger,
March 6, 1904, He attended the grade
schools in Bearcreek and was a stud
ent at the Carbon County High School
for four years, graduating with the
class of 1922. He was a student at
the Montana State College at Boze
man for three years and was in his
Senior year when he was dismissed.
He was a second lieutenant of the K.
O. T. C. and was an Intercollegiate
Knight. He was also a member of the
DeMolays and a member of the Beta
Epsilon Fraternity at Bozeman col
Young Keyes was very well liked
and popular with his comrades and
friends in the city and elsewhere and
his tragic death was a shock to every
one. No one was given any intimation
of his suicide plans.
Funeral services were held frojfi tin»
Congregational church yesterday af
ternoon under the direction of the
Downard Funeral Parlors with Ilev.
Frank Durant officiant. Burial was
made in the Rod Lodge cemetery. He
is survived by hi* father and mother.
The DeMolays were represented in
body and Edward Bell a classmate of
young Keyes at Montana State Col
lege at Bozeman, represented jthe col
lege and the Beta Epsilon Fraternity
at the funeral.
Pallbearers were Jack Weaver, Wal
ter l.antz, Peter Micheletto, Harold
Davis, Frank Sicora and Clifford Hole.
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new route to India. She went back
into tbe palace and nearly tont double
laughing. The joke was so good that
she sprung it on the king that evening
at the supper table. Now, Predinand
wasn't possessed of a very keen sense
of humor and he told it to the butler
who later repeated it to the chief
»ok as a fact and so the rumor
spread. When Columbus dropped
anchor in the tropic sea and the new
world loomed full on bis view hs little
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Jazzmania and
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Jazzmania" is not in the dictionary, and
yet you've seen the word in print a dozen
New words are coined every year. Some
of them get into the dictionary, and some do
not. It all depends upon their permanence.
It is like that with business. New busi
nesses arise to meet new conditions, but the
only business that gets into the dictionary,
so to speak, is the one that sticks—the one
that stays.on the job.
Advertising a new business will bring cus
tomers to investigate its merits; if the busi
ness is a worthy one the customers will come
back again and again, and, eventually, that
business will get into the dictionary of suc
Send your prospective customers regular
messages through the Carbon County News.
Invite them to try your wares, to investigate
your claim to permanence. And the world
will heed the call of the business house who
really has a message.
Washington, December 19.—Colonel
Parles L. Sheridan, state commander
the American legion, former adju
tant tfeneral of Montana and an out
*m*«> of the world war, has
been nominated by President CooBdge
^ or tbt ' collectorship of the t,reat Fal s
P°*t of customs, which includes the
Canadian boundary from Washington
North Dakota. Congressman . o t
Leavitt recommended his appointment,
with the concurrence of the senators
from Idaho, William E. Borah and
Frank R. Gooding.
Assistant Treasury Secretary Lin
coln C. Andrews recently advised Con
Leavitt that for this place
he desired a man of proved leader
ship and courage, capable of and wil
ling to organize and personally com
mand on the ground an efficient border
patrol, and who would cooperate ef
fectively with prohibition enforcement
Colonel Sheridan was pre
scnled to the president and treasury
department officials by Mr. T oavitt as
one possessing .licse
During the world war, while com
nding the first battalion, 32nd di
vision, Sheridan performed services
resulting in his being awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross with a
citation reading as follows:
■'For extraordinary heroism in
tion on Hill 230, near Cierges, France.
July 31 and August 1, 1018. He dem
onstrated notable courage and leader
ship by takng command of the n
liants of two companies and leading
them up the hill end into the woods
against violent fire from the enemy.
His grit and leadership inspired his
to force the enemy back. He per
somdly shot and killed three of the
enemy and under his direction six ma
chines were put out of action and the
hill captured."
dreamed that he had discovared the
frontier of the object of his search.
If he had he would have immediately
shifted sail# and made s bee line for
Spain, and there, on
dared to the astonished Isabella that
ho had discovered the hinterland of
the fair country of hi* dreams—Mon
the great navigator died of a broken
heart on which it is said was indelibly
inscribed "The Treasure State",
But those wily Spaniards didn't give
bended knee de
After making three more trips
up trying. They rigged up
for a man by the name of Ponce de
Leon and started him out to keep up
the search. He traveled over a dozen
of our southern states and when the
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