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Carbon County News
Thursday at Red Lodge, Carbon Co.. Montana Published every OFFICIAL PAPER OF CARBON COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPF.R OF THE CITY OF RED LODuh. MONT. O. H, P. SHELLEY, Editor and Owner Subscription — Per year, $2.50; six months, $1.60; three months, $1. All sub scriptions payable in advance Entered at the Postoffice at Red Lodge, Montana, as Mat ter of the Second Class. Un der the Act of Congress of March 5, 1879. : . .$3.00 _____ ~ - .per iq31^ nuitfÜRlïfw foiQNAL Editorial A ssoc iation Advertising rates based on guaranteed circulation and furnished upon application. Discount given op contracts.____ 4 TELEPHONE NUMBER NINE Red Lodge Daily News Established October 13, 1931 O. H. P. SHELLEY, Editor and Owner E. B. SHELLEY, Manager MEMBER NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 4 Published every afternoon of the year except Sunday, ' at Red Lodge, Montana. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publi cation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Subscription per year by mail. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1931 PAINFUL PENALTIES OF ULTRA- PACIFISM By GEORGE B. LOCKWOOD Col. Theodore Roosevelt used to say that those who y lit to render the United States defenseless from pos Chinafy" the United song siblo armed attack were trying to t < States. China is the world's a long tradition of pacifism, eins taught uon-resistance. ter to endure than to resist wrong became ingrained tor centuries in the thought of the Chinese people. And so the Chinese have endured, trampled under the heels of tyrants, extortioners, exploit ers, bandits, corruptionists and invaders. Death itself be came to them a matter of small concern; suffering, espec ially the suffering of others, a matter of indifference. The inventors of gun-powder, their preparations toi de fense became comic. When Japan invaded China in one of the land-grabbing expeditions stronger powers have been periodically making into China, the Chinese ai m\ marched gaily forth to death, armed Vrith stink-pots and paper dragons intended to frighten the enemy out of its wits. In this land of non-resistance more people, even in pro portion to the vast population, have been robbed and mur dered through organized and unorganized violence than in any other country of the world. In forcing opium China at the cannon's month, the British slaughtered Chinese by the hundreds of thousands. With no sense of nationality, with no patriotism, China slept in a welter of corruption and decay until the theory of non-resistance began to weaken and the Manchurian emperors were ov erthrown. horrible example of the effects of The philosophy of Confu His teaching that it was bet They have been on the Chinese have been paying the For twenty years penaltv of their long acceptance of the Conincian phil osophy. They have been trying to sot their republic on the pathway of progress. They have been trying to uni fy and animate their country. They have been called up on to resist aggressions by other nations. Only the in tervention of the United States saved China Horn Pe tition after the Boxer rebellion; only the opposition of the United States prevented the seizure by Japan of China's richest province, containing the very tomb of Confucius, after the World War. China has had to crush a conspiracy by Soveit Russia to make the republic an appendage of the Moscow dicta torship, after having been compelled to ask the military help of the holshevists to keep the republic on its feet. China is now facing an effort by Japan to further en trench herself in Manchuria; the Chinese have not for gotten what happend to Korea, after that nation had been brought within the sphere of swallowed up by Japan Japanese influence. In this world you can, as someone has said, dodge your responsibilities, but not the consequences of dodg ing your responsibilties. You can escape trouble by re fusing to stand up for your rights, hut this means that in the long run yon will have no rights to stand up for. In the name of peace yon can render yourself helpless, hut this will not prevent some militant antagonist from taking advantage of your weakness. Idealism is a beau tiful and commendable thing, hut that idealism which insists on commiting suicide cannot do much permanent good in the world. If we aren't real careful there are going to bo a lot of dole-full sounds emitted in Congress during the coming winter. WILDCAT WELL AT JACK CREEK IS ON PRODUCTION VERGE Drill Now 125 Feet Above First Frontier Sand SHOWS OIL, GAS Royalties Being Snapped Up In Region In the wildcat well at Jack creek, the drill is moving about 125 feet above the first Frontier sand, ac cording to the latest news from that region. With reasonable luck on the part of the drillers, the bore should tell its tale within another week or ten days. The main objective on that struc ture is the second Frontier, where the first horizon of production was expected, but it now appears that the first Frontier may produce and pour forth a store of the liquid gold before the bit reaches the sec ond layer. Royalties and leases in the Jack creek district have been changing hands at a fast clip during the past few days, as it is possible that Montana's next light oil field will be ushered in on this structure. Strings of crude oil have been showing in the sands above the Frontier, and the presence of gas has been noticed, according to ob servers at the well. The well is being drilled by N. E. Murphy, with finances recruited in Red Lodge, Bridger, and Elk Ba sin. Mr. Murphy, an independent geologist of Elk Basin, mapped out the structure. The well is lo cated nine miles from the Dry Creek field, on the Jack creek road —midway between Elk Basin and Dry creek, and on the same line of folding. National Affairs By FRANK P. LITSCHERT There was a great deal of sig nificance in the enthusiastic way in which the public, including the politicians and statesmen, as well as the financiers, greeted the an nouncement of President Hoover's national economic plan. Likewise there was great significance in the cool manner in which was received the rumor that a proposition for debt cancellation was in the offing, a rumor which, fortunately, was dispelled by a statement from the White House. It has been generally recognized and admitted that if the world is to get out of its ■■ depression, the start must be made in the United States. And it is generally being conceded that the President's plan for restoring banking confidence, is the first step. It has been ap proved by financiers and by con gressional leaders, regardless of their political convictions. One statement of support came from no less a source than Governor Ritchie, of Maryland,, himself a candidate for the Democratic nom ination for President in 1932. In a speech at Camden, New Jersey, the other day, the Maryland chief executive said: "I can think of no more desirable step in relieving the current period of industrial depression than that of making the frozen assets of em banks liquid through the proposed half -billion-dollar corporation. "I believe that we should follow and co-operate with President Hoo ver in working out this plan. It should be à great boon to the en tii-e country and especially to the rural districts." There is abundant i-eason for their stand. In the first place the war debts are no burden on the principal nations which are pay ing us. Great Britain collects from Germany all that she pays us. Italy collects a little more and France a great deal more than their pay ments to the United States on war debts. The United States has noth ing to.do with war reparations, as we did not claim any for ourselves. If, therefore, the German repara tions are too big a burden on that country, this is a matter for Ger many and the allies to settle. Af ter Europe has put its own house in order will be early enough for her to come to the United States. It may be stated if German rep arations are reduced, France and Great Bi-itain cannot afford to pay the United States. But those who argue this have no good case. France is now the most heavily armed nation in the world and has increased its war machinery great ly during the period that has fol lowed the Armistice. Great Bri tain has the greatest navy in the world and even in her present hour of difficulty has made no attempt to save money for the taxpayers by cutting down naval armament. War debt payments made to the United States are small when com pared with sums the countries who owe us are paying for war prepa rations. Europe might put an entirely new picture in the foreground. A little disarmament in CITY OF RED LODGE TO CONTRIBUTE 16.8 PER CENT OF TAXES misunderstanding Some caused by a statement that appear ed in the Oct. 14 issue of the Red Lodge Daily News, relative to the distribution of tax funds in Car bon county, and the News wishes to correct any false impressions that may have been made by the article. w a s The statement read that the city of Red Lodge "is to contribute 3.8 per cent of the total moneys to be collected by taxation in the county this year," which is a false statement, in that the city of Red Lodge is to receive that amount, together with special appropria tions. Property within the city limits of Red Lodge contributes to the to tal tax funds of the county $97, 535.11, or about 10.8 per cent of the total moneys collected in the county. ceived by the city proper is $22, 037.75, to which is added appro priations for paving, lighting, and scavenger work, bringing the total amount to about 5.4 per cent of the total county fund. The appropriation re 1,571.74, which is PILOT OF FROID PLANS ALASKAN PLANE SERVICE Froid, Mont.. Oct. 20.—(UP)— A1 Hedberg, local pilot, is planning an Alaskan freight and passenger plane service. He is visiting Froid, but will return to the territory next spring where he will be joined by his partner, Barney Barnhill, widely known Alaskan pilot. "Freighting by plane is the cheapest means of transportation in the far north," Hedberg said. "There are only 475 miles of rail way in the territory, and distances are long and tedious by overland means of travel." Infallible Prescription A bouquet a day will keep the divorce lawyer away.—American Magazine. OCT. % 23 - 777 rrm ß u 31 V Fresh-kept for you. in handy sized tins, as flavorful and of as good quality as you could can, yourself,—we know you'll want to stock your pantry with them. Come in and make your selections all this week at these exceptionally good prices. PINEAPPLE 45c PEACHES 44c LIBBY'S MISSION BRAND 2 No. 214 cans for. Either the sliced or crushed. 3 No. cans for Sliced peaches. 9 RASPBERRIES 74c 39c BLACKBERRIES 1 No. 10 tin for. The so-called gallon tins. 2 No. 2 cans for DEL MONTE Packed in heavy syrup. 69c PEIS 74c TOMATOES CUSTER BRAND 6 No. 2 cans for. : Packed by Red Lodge Canning Co. UTAH VALLEY 6 No. 2 l /4 cans for Solid pack. PUMPKIN 19c 31c COON MONTANA STANDARD 3 No. 2 cans for. • Sugar coni.' 2 No. 2,y 2 cans for Packed by the Billings Canning Co. PEANUT BUTTER 21c 35c SALMON HAPPY-VALE 1 lb. tin for. SCHOOL BOY ! A healthful economic food. 3 1-lb. cans for. High quality salmon. 23c SARDINES MILK 34c SEA LION CARNATION 4 cans for . Maine sardines in salad oil. 5 tall cans for Canned milk is sure to go up with cold weather coming. Oct your supply now. « IBS 38c m PORK & BEANS SABER KRAOT 37c 3 large cans for. In the Van Camp brand. VAN CAMP'S 3 large cans for. ! V II 31c STROP $1.07 MALT STROP AMAIZO 5 lb. can for. The golden corn syrup. BUDWEISER 2 cans for .. Either the hop flavored or plain. j'm OTHER ITEMS OF UNUSUAL VALUE 'f $1.51 $1.34 FLOUR SOGAR BILLINGS BEST yüi 49 lb. sack .. The popular brand. 25 lb. sack for . Great Western sugar. m 75c MCE 23c COFFEE MAXWELL HOUSE BULK 4 lbs. for . Extra fine quality. 2 lbs. for . Good to the last drop. FAMOUS FRUIT STANDS mm 14r LETTUCE .. ,TW Per head .. PICCLY WIGGLY $1.65 APPLES ROMAN BEAUTY DELICIOUS f Per box 10c CELERT LARGE & SOLID MONTANA Per stalk 13 So. Broadway COURT ORDERS THE PAYMENT OF WATER FEE Cases before Judge R. C. Stong in a special district court session Tuesday included a hearing of the ease of the Granite Ditch company vs. William Anderson et al; the case of Alex McIntosh vs. W. F. Weidman; and that of John Bres raikar vs. S. M. Bonders. Sev ei*al probate cases were also dis posed of by the court. Objections to fees assessed by the county water commission form ed the basis for the water hearing, which objections were overruled by the court, the defendants being oi' dered to pay the stipulated amounts. Witnesses called at the hearing were Roy Reams and Mrs. Mary Franconi for Barney Oobetto •and E. W. Draper. Another water dispute was heard on the complaint of Alex McIntosh, claiming that W. F. Weidman was appropriating water by the illegal placement of dams in the irriga tion ditch. He asked that a re straining order be issued, although Judge Stong considered the form of the complaint to be improper, and allowed 20 days for the filing of an amended complaint. Too many causes for action were included in the complaint of John Brezniker against S. M. Sonders, and the Judge sustained demurrers that were filed in the case by the defendant. Brezniker is sueing for royalties he alleges should have been allowed him on leased oil lands. Banks in Chile are forced to pay a tax on net profits. Have your old shoes half soled and save money. When you get good work done, re member where you got it. Louie Ross Shoe Shop For Good Work, OFFER REWARD FOR MARAUDER Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 21.— (AP)— Reward of $500 was offered by the Colorado Bankers association today for the arrest and conviction of Forrest Gonce. Gonce is believed to have been the man who held up the Olney Springs State bank Monday and escaped with $500. The Bankers association has enlisted the aid of the Bums Detective agency opera tives in order to find Gonce, who is believed to be in hiding nearby. GAS AT THE White Garage Kallio & Newell We need your co-operation and assistance, so that we may help you. TO ANSWER CHARGES OF SILESIA THEFTS F. H. Guth of Silesia, was ar ranged this week on a charge of grand larceny, after the theft of a quantity of grain and grain sacks was reported to authorities Tuesday by Mrs. Addie Terrell. Peace Justice Provinse heard the preliminary complaint on the case, and booked Guth for trial Friday. Bond was set at $1,000. Make your purchases from the News advertisers.