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OF '& Er> ' 4. tffjiâ 2? ■ The Red Lodge gateway to Yellowstone features 68 miles of oiled highway through one of the nation's super-scenic areas. ■ Every convenience of home will be offered tourists at the new $100,000 Red Lodge muni cipal tourist park. 1 1 1 r j I } combined with ■ . / CITY OP RED LODGE OFFICIAI, PAPER OF CARBON COUNTY NEWS VOL. XII, NO. 9. RED LODGE DAILY NEWS VOL. 2. NO. 147. RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1935. CHARLES BARNETT, LOCAL DISTILLER PASSES SUDDENLY » - Succumbs Eating Breakfast While Patient at Hospital Here Charles S. Barnett, 60, supervis ing distiller of the Yellowstone Distilleries, Inc., here, died at the Adams hospital early this (Wed nesday) morning, a heart attack overcoming him as he was eating breakfast. A patient at the hospital since a week ago Friday where he was re moved for medical treatment of pneumonia, Mr. Barnett had shown signs of improvement Sunday and was reported on the road to re covery. The suddenness of his death, which claimed him at 7:20 a .m. today, shocked scores of Red Lodge friends and acquaintances and brought expressions of and sympathy from all quarters. Mr. Barnett had resided here since May 17, 1934, when he came here to supervise construction of the distilling plant of Yellowstone Distilleries. His quiet manner and genial personality, together with the expertness he possessed in the lines of his profession, won for him a wide circle of friends and intimates. Mr. Barnett was a native of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where, when yet a boy, he was apprentic ed in the distilling business, his aptitude and skill causing him to rise to positions of responsibility almost immediately upon entering the trade, At 18 years of age, he was plac ed in charge of a distilling unit of the T. B. Rippy distillery at tLaw rencefburg. At 19, he was advanced to a responsible position with the E. H. Taylor & Sons distilling plant, continuing in that position until the event of prohibition. During prohibition, he was em ployed in operating capacities at various distilling plants of the east which were run under super vision of the federal government. Two years before comiing to Red Lodge, he was engaged as super visor of a large^plant at Logans port, Pa., and jwas still maintained in that position at the time of death. Bringing with him 44 years of experience in the distilling trade and coming highly recommended by officials of the federal alcohol control bureau at Washington, D. C., Mr. Barnett took over super vision of the local distillery con struction immediately upon his ar rival here. Under his direction, Montana's first post-prohibition distillery took shape rapidly as one of the most modern plants of its type in the western United States. Final completion of construction details was made on January 1 this year, and financial arrangements were recently completed for the start of operations. Officials of the company this morning expressed deep regret in the loss of Mr. Barnett due to the ripe experience in the trade which he brought to the Yellowstone Distilleries. They stated, however, that his death would in no way de lay the start of operations at the local plant, as arrangements to secure the services of an addition al distiller had alreadv been made. Mr. Barnett leaves his wife, who had arrived here only Sunday from Akron, Ohio, to be with her hus band, and he is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Hol brook of College Park, Maryland, and Mrs. Gladys Colfoerg and Miss Jewell Barnett, both of Washing ton, D. C., two sons, Gilford and C. L. .Barnett, both residing in Ak ron, and six grandchildren. Two of the daughters, together with their mother and two of the grand-children, June Colberg and Billy Clark, and the son, C. L. Barnett, who is assistant foreman of the electrical department of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber com pany at Akron, resided here for a time late last summer. Funeral arrangements late this afternoon were pending word from Washington, D. C. The body, re moved to the Martin Funeral home here, will probably be taken to Akron for burial, it was stated. French railway will build Diesel electric locomotives of 2000 horse power to haul trains the 863 kilo maters between Paris and Nice in ten hours, a saving of about eight hours. BEARCREEK CLUB TO ENTERTAIN COUNTY WOMEN GROUPS SOON The Bearcreek Woman's club will entertain members and dele gates of all woman's clubs in the county at Bearcreek, Saturday, May 11, at the annual meeting of the Carbon County Federation of Woman's Clubs, Mrs. G. W. Cole of the Bearcreek club announced to day. The Bearcreek club is extending a special invitation to members of all junior woman's clubs in the county to also attend the sessions, which will open at 10 a. m. in the high school gymnasium at Bear creek. Heading the list of speakers at the meet will be Mrs. D. B. Bell of Joliet, president of the county fed eration, who will speak on "What We Owe to Our Young People", during the morning session, and G. W. O'Connor of Fromberg, Carbon representative in the state legisla ture, who will discuss legislative topics on the afternoon program. AGENTS IN STATE NAD 5 IN COUNTY PRODE ON LIQUOR Stills and Illegal Booze Taken at Bearcreek And Red Lodge Three state liquor enforcement agents made a county-wide investi gation and cleanup of illegal li quor-making and sales in Carbon, raids Monday and Tuesday in the various county communities by the agents resulting in the arrests of five alleged offenders of internal revenue laws. Agents Jack Flannery, John Reardon and John Ballard were in charge of the county investigation, and were assisted by Sheriff J. R. McFate and his undersheriff, W. H. Moore. Arrested Monday in Red Lodge were Eddie Castagne, charged with possession of moonshinè whiskey; John IBoggio, charged with the manufacture of moonshine whis key, possession of an unregistered still and a quantity of unferment ed mash, and John Bossi, charged with possessing moonshine liquor. The agents, following the ar rests here Monday, visited Roberts, Boyd, Joliet and other lower valley communities. They returned Tues day, coming by way of Bridger, Belfry, Fromberg and other Clark's Fork communities. At Bearcreek enroute, they arrested the other alleged offenders. They are Stan ley Laukitis, charged with the manufacture of moonshine, posses sing articles for manufacture, an unregistered still and unfermented mash, and Victor Obertono, charg possessing moonshine ed with whiskey. All of those arrested were ar raigned by the agents before Unit ed States Commissioner E. B. Pro vinse here and each furnished $500 bond for his release, pending ac tion, on the cases in federal court. MUSIC CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS AT PINAL MEETING OF SEASON The music department of the Red Lodge Woman's club complet ed its officers' roster as a feature of its final meeting of the current season Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. John Lampi. The officers elected Tuesday were Mrs. Lampi, vice chairman; Fidelia Page Morrow, secretary, and Miss Gladys Bowman, treas urer. At a previous meeting, Mrs. es. C. Merriman was elected as ohairman of the group. Other features of the meeting Tuesday were a general summary of the study of the symphony by the club this year by Mrs. S. M. Souders, who also completed the final program of the schedule with a discussion of Dvorak's New Sym phony, while Mrs. C. H. Draper led the study of the nature of pro gram music, playing transcriptions to illustrate and reading a paper on -the ballet, mentioning its his torical background in Russia. Mrs. Martin of the local relief office explained relief work to the group and asked cooperation of the club in promoting a local work re lief project for women. An invita tion to members to attend the an nual meeting of the Courfty Fed eration of Women's clubs at Bear creek, May 11, was received. .i SUPREME COURT OF STATE OVERRULES CLARK CASE ORDER Stong- Judgment Reversed; State Case Must Be Retried Judgement ordered by District Judge Robert C. Stong in Carbon district court here on June 23, 1934, for Elisha M. Clark in his mandamus action against City Treasurer Joe Bailey seeking pay ment of special city improvement bonds owned by Clark was revers ed by decision of the Montana su preme court last Wednesday. While the high court expressed its view that Clark was entitled to collect $2,146.88, the amount of the bonds held, from the city of Red Lodge in a proper proceeding, it ordered the mandamus case decis ion dismissed and ruled that a new suit must be instituted because the sum held in the city treasury, al though totaling more than the bonds, was devoted to certain pur poses and was not reachable by writ. Clark filed writ ^f mandate a gainst City Treasurer Bailey in district court here April 10, 1934-, the case going before District Judge O. F. Goddard. Judge Stong took over the case May 22, 1934, the defendant in the action object ing to the proceedings before the presiding judge and the court de claring the former proceedings a mistrial and ordering a new trial. Clark sought recovery from the city of Red Lodge the amount pre viously stated, representing princi pal and interest on bonds of spec ial improvement district No. 27 in Red Lodge and issued for the Broadway street paving. The city's fund for this purpose held but $146.88, it being brought out that the fund had held the other $2,000, but that this amount had been ap propriated by a previous city treas urer. On June 23, 1934, Judge Stong ordered judgement for Clark. No tice of appeal was filed by the de fendant on Sept. 6, 1934, and the case went to the appellate court on March 22 last. The Montana tribunal in its o pinion, which was written by Asso ciate Justice Claude F. Morris and concurred in by all the justices save the chief justice, who did not take part in the case, stated its reasons as follows: While we are satisfied that in a proper proceeding, in which the city is. made a party to the action, the relator would be entitled to a judgement against the city, we are compelled under the decisions to hold that mandamus will not lie in this action for the reason that there are not sufficient funds in the city treasury that may be le gally applied to the payment of re relator's claim" The decision brought out that, while it was shown that there was more than $4,000 in the Red Lodge city treasury at the time suit was brought, it was all devoted to cer tain purposes and hence not reach able by the writ. U / SLATE TRACK MEET DELFRY SATURDAY Thirteen high school teams of Carbon, Yellowstone and Stillwat er counties are scheduled to parti cipate in events of the annual dis trict track and field tournament at Belfry Saturday it is announced by Richard A. Worstell,* principal of the host school, An improved track and field for the events awaits athletes from high schools at Red Lodge, Bear creek, Edgar, Joliet, Fromberg, Laurel, Absarokee, Columbus, Ro berts, Bridger, Park City and Reed Point, which, besides Belfry, have been invited to take part in the meet, Thirteen Teams from Three Counties to Compete In Events The Billings team, which last year easily took first place in the Belfry meet, will not participate this year, due to its superiority ov er the other schools of the district. Morning events Saturday will o pen at 9:30 and will feature trials in low and high hurdles, shot put, high jump," 100 and 220-yard (Continued on Page 6) TWO SHORT CHANGE ARTISTS REAPPEAR Two short-change artists, who two weeks ago plied their "trade" on Red Lodge and Bearcreek busi ness concerns, reappeared at Brid ger and Joliet Friday, it was re ported to Sheriff J. R. McFate. At Bridger, the pair secured $5, working their game ona filling sta tion attendant there, it was said, while their attempts to operate in Joliet were unsuccessful. It was al so reported that the short-chang ers visited Frannie, Wyo., the same day. The two operatives are men, both of dark complexion. One is describ ed as tall and slender, the other as short and of stocky build. They are traveling in a sedan, bearing Ore gon license plates No. 172580. ROAD DULDERS TO START OPERATIONS AT EARLIEST DATE Officials Make Statement While on Visit to City Friday Early resumption of construction work on the Red Lodge-Cooke City national park approach road to,, Yellowstone will be attempted as soon as weather becomes more set tied and favorable for activities, was the statement of officials of the S. J. Groves and company, Minneapolis contractors of surfac ing and oiling on sections A, B, C, and part of section D of the new route, when they visited here Fri day. « ; The visiting offUjals were Frank of the com M. Groves, prèsi pany; E. J. Rainey, company tra veling representative, and L. J. Klock and P. F. Huntington, com pany construction superintendents. All are of Minneapolis headquart ers of the company. The officials conferred regard ing resumption of 1935 highway work with the company's local su perintendent, D. G. Bell, during Friday afternoon and evening. They also discussed plans with O. H. P. Shelley, Dr. J. C. F. Sieg friedt and other local leaders. Another company representative from the Minneapolis office, Clar ence Groves, visited here Sunday and conferred on this year's high way work. It is expected that work on the highway sections will get under way sometime this month, barring late spring storms and continued unsettled weather. Oiling work on the forest section, 59-A, just south of Red Lodge, is expected to be started as soon as possible and con siderably in advance of work on sections in the high mountain re gion, it was stated. 40 LOCAL PERSONS FORM COMPANY FOR BUTTE ENGAGEMENT A company of approximately 40 local persons leave here early Fri day morning for Butte to present a Finnish concert and play there to the Mining City public. The party includes members of the Red Dev ils orChestaa, members of a local Finnish concert company and the cast of local Finnish players. Mrs. Lillian Lewis, director, is leading the company which will present a concert Friday night, a dance Saturday night and the Fin nish musical comedy, "Rouva Blo min Mies", Sunday night at Butte. Those making the trip will in clude the following: Sopranos—Mrs. Lillian Lampi, Mrs. Matt Pollari, Mrs. Matt Mak ela, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson and the Misses (Ethel Warila, Tyyne Nasi, Irene Maki, Leola Spanger and Taimi Maki. Altos— Mesdames Aili Maki,. Ida Huovinen, Tyyne A'hola, Elma Frantti, Ilmi Sirronen, May mie Maki, Olga Nasi and the Misses Mildred Spanger, Taimi Nasi and Ann Huhtala. Bass—Arthur Puro, John Larapi, Igan Cima, Sanfred Huhtala, Eino Ollila. Tenor s—Ahti Johnson, Matt Kentala, Toivo Nasi and Jack the Red Devils making the trip are Igan Cima, Jack Leeman, Bob Woodrow, Orval Viers, Burl Fluke, Jack Kero and James Cima. Also accompanying the party will be Uno Koski and Tom Ladvala, mem bers of the cast, Nelo Leeman, pi ano accompanist, Albert Luoma, Mrs. Leeman, Mrs. Hilja Koski and Waino Salmi. Members of Leeman. CARBON RESIDENTS ATTEND RITES FOR JUDGE G. PIERSON Once Prominent Local Man Died at Billings Late Last Wednesday Scores of Carbon county resi dents, numbered among the many friends of George W. Pierson, former judge of this district and one-time prominent attorney and political leader of Red Lodge and Carbon county who died suddenly late last Wednesday afternoon at his Billings home, journeyed there Saturday to attend the funeral ser vices. Conducted at a funeral chapel, rites of the First Church of Christ, Scientist were read, committal ser vices at Mountview cemetery being in charge of the Billings Masonic lodge. Active pallbearers included H. L. Myers, M. J. Lamb, Lou W. Chappie and H. J. Coleman of Bil lings and H. W. Bunney of Belfry and H. A. Simmons of Red Lodge. Judge Pierson's death was attri buted to a heart attack and fol lowed an illness of but five days, the seriousness of which was not indicated until the evening preced ing his demise. — Judge Pierson was a native of Michigan, born in Genesee county, May 21, 1869. He was educated in LaPeer county, Mich., rural schools and graduated from the Hadley, Mich., high school in 1887. He taught school in La Peer county before entering the University of Michigan law school, where he re ceived degrees in 1891-2. Following his graduation, Judge Pierson maintained law offices at Chicago for two years before com ing to Red Lodge in the spring of 1894, He opened a law practice here and served as city attorney in 1894-95 and again from 1904-06. He served as county attorney of Carbon from 1895-97 and was e lected as a representative to the state legislature, both from Car bon and Yellowstone counties. He was appointed a judge of the thirteenth judicial district while a resident here in 1911. He removed to Billings and had i-esided there since, serving as district judge until 1917. Fraternally, Judge Pierson had been a member of local Star in the West lodge, A. F. & A. M., until eight years ago when he transfer red to the Billings lodge. He had served terms as exalted ruler of both the Billings lodge and the lo cal Beartooth lodge of B. P. O. E. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, a brother and a sister. JOLIET SENIORS TO GIVE 3-ACT PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT Joliet, April 30.—The senior class of Joliet high school will pre sent "Here Comes Charlie", a three-act comedy farce, on the stage of the high school gymna sium here Friday evening. SCHOOL TO GIVE OPERETTA FRIDAY The Prince of Peddlers To Be Presented Here Friday < < > > A two-act operetta, "The Prince of Peddlers", will be presented at matinee and evening performances on the Washington hall stage here Friday under sponsorship of the Roosevelt school. Thé production has a cast of nine principal characters who are supported by choruses made up of 44 grade school pupils. Specialty and between-act numbers are in cluded on the program. The operetta is being presented under direction of Miss Theresa Thompson and Miss Martha Kim ball of the grade school faculty, while business and stage manager ships are being supervised by Miss Sophia Hayha, assisted by Tony Klepich, Sigurd Tervo and William Northy. Opening the performances Fri day, the rhythm band of the Field and Roosevelt schools' primary grades will play the numbers, "Amarylis" and "Pop Goes the Weasel", and, following a song number by Waino Kungas, the rythm band of the Lincoln school primary grades will play, "La (•Continued on Page 5) CONDUCT RITES FOR JAMES N. STAFFELL AT BRIDGER FRIDAY Funeral services were held Fri day afternoon at the Bridger Meth odist Episcopal church for James N. Saffell, 62, who died Wednesday evening at the home of his daugh ter, Mrs. John Degele, southwest of Bridger, following a six-days' illness with pneumonia. Services Friday were conducted under arrangement of the Martin Funeral home. Interment was in the Bridger cemetery. Mr. Saffell had been a Bridiger resident for two years. He was a native of Missouri, removing at an early age with his parents to Wyo ming and later coming to Mon tana. At Forsyth, in 1903, he mar ried Miss Vina Jackson. Surviving Mr. Saffell are six children. Besides Mrs. Degele of Bridger, they are Mrs. Wilbur Barkley, Mrs. Carmen Meidling and George Saffell of Billings and Paul and Dorothy Saffell of Spo kane, Wash. CARDON STUDENTS PLACE WELL AMONG DOZEMAN WINNERS Local Senior Girls Lead List of Winners from This County Students from high schools in Carbon county communities were well-represented among winners of scholastic contests held as features of the annual 1935 high school week which closed Saturday at Montana State college at Bozeman. Leading winners from this coun ty were two senior girls from Car bon county high school in this city. They were Mércedes Kvamme, who was awarded a $25 scholarship as first place winner in the state high school extemporaneous writing con test, and Ruth Christiani, who placed second in the event. Four of six students sent by Jol iet high school to the Bozeman meet placed well in the winners' column. Leading these was Elbert Herrick, second place winner in the pentathlon event. Other Joliet win ners were Virginia Johnson, sec ond place winner in typing II and third place winner in major secre tarial; Eugenie Johnson, third place winner in shorthand I, and Eleanor Gruel, winner of third place in shorthand II. Besides those named, other Jol iet students accompanied to the Bozeman meet by Principal C. E. Johnson were Alice Shultz and Do ris Beiswanger. Carbon high sent, Miss Kvamme and Miss Christiani, Donald Pay, who was entered in the extemporaneous speaking con test. The local students were ac companied by M, B. Pay. Other Carbon winners at Boze man were Jack Rhodes of Brider, winner of first, place in typing I, and Betsy Ross of Fromberg, sec ond place winner in home econom ics II. Other than those named, Bridger high sent to Bozeman, Bonnie Witt, Nina Tomlinson, Margaret Freebury and Ruth Montgomery. Students representing Bearcreek high were "Lela McDonald, Vera Marinohek, Helen Noble, Vernetta Shepard and Charles Maxwell. A total of 102 state high schools were represented at the meet, with 1,015 students registered. Custer county high school took first place in the sweepstakes. Joliet high, with nine points, was in eleventh place. INAUGURATE NIGHT AIR LINE SERVICE With a new fleet of twin-motor Lockheed Electras, a score of ad ditional pilots, mechanics and radio men, Northwest Airlines inaugur ated today the first overnight schedule between Chicago and Se attle on the new northern trans continental route. Under thé new schedules, there will be four flights every 24 hours between Chicago and Seattle, and six between Chicago and the Twin Cities. The night plane will leave Chicago at 7:45 p. m., arriving in Seattle at 8:45 a. m. Eastbound passengers may arrive in Chicago at 7:05 in the morning'by leaving Seattle at 2 p. m. the previous af ternoon. Phone your news items to No. 9 CRAIGHEAD TELLS OF HOUSING PLAN AT MEETING-HERE Meeting Is Well-attended By Interested Local Citizens Before a large audience of local citizens, business and professional men, merchants and tradesmen, Barclay Craighead, Montana direc tor of the federal housing admin istration, gave an interesting dis cussion and explanation of the fed eral better housing program Fri day night at the courthouse. The state housing director em phasized opportunities offered by the federal plan for home owner ship, modernization and repair, stating that federally insured con tracts make it possible for families to eventually acquire residences and stressed the fact that the debt burden is minimized. Mr. Craighead was introduced to his audience by Dr. L. H. Töoley, county better housing chairman. James Nutter of the state better housing headquarters at Helena assisted the state director, showing motion pictures of the various phases of procedure, operation and results of better housing cam paigns. In his address Director Craig head declared that there are thous ands of residents in Montana who are firmly established in their communities and steadily employed and who have for years been look ing forward to the time when they could have a comfortable home of their own. Most have never been able to accumulate savings permit ting outright purchase of a home and have continued paying rent which might well have gone to wards the acquisition of properties of their own. He pointed out that at one time it was cheaper to rent than to own but conditions at present now show that not only is desirable rental property hard to secure but that it is now far cheaper to own than to rent. Few homes, he said, are bought for cash and few are built and fi nanced on a cash basis. Mortgages have been the principal means of financing and this method of home purchasing and ownership, he de clared, has been most burdensome. Home owners, by this method, he continued, usually make a down payment in cash when the proper ty is purchased and then borrow the balance on a mortgage. If cash cannot be paid for 40 to 60 per cent of the property's value a sec ond mortgage is usually taken out in one form or another, and in this way, the financing becomes burdensome as second mortgages are generally short-term paper and even first mortgages are in many cases refinanced every three to five years or for shorter per iods. There is little chance to do otherwise, the state director ex plained, as it is not usually taken in to account that salaries and wages are paid on a monthly basis, and no mortgage money to cover up to 80 per cent of the cost of the home, with the chance to pay it off on a monthly basis over a per iod as long as 20 vears, is offered. Lenders", he said, "are more in terested in the value of your pro perty than whether the mortgage can be repaid according to its terms and maturity. As a way to home ownership, this is wholly unsound because it is unfair to those who borrow and unwise for those who lend, as sad experience for both has now amply proved. The easiest way to make pay ments on a home is to pay as rent and the logical way is ( to pay monthly, out of the income, an in stallment on the principal and in terest and thus pay off a debt over a period of years, this plan being much like buying a house and renting it to yourself, he told his audience. Director Craighead then contin n ued: Through the facilities of the federal housing administration, you can buy or build a house op exact-, ly that basis. Your initial invest ment must be at least 20 per cent of its cost. You might borrow the balance, possibly up to 80 per cent of the appraised value, pro viding you are able to interest a lending agency in making a Joan to that extent on a mortgage pro tected by government insurance and you could then repay the en (Continued on Fag« 8) 1 U ■