Published Every Friday at
(ucceedlnS the Valley Coun ty Independent
T. J. HOCKING, Editor
Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow, Montana,
•a second class matter October 6th, 1911
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A REAL HYPOCRITE.
In speaking of hypocrites and self
ish business interests, it appears that
the editor of the raving columns of
the News is entitled to the blue rib
bon without any opposition when
speaking in these terms.
The Royal Neighbors gave a dance
the night of Memorial day and had
the dance tickets and all advertising
matter for same printed in the News
office, and the job was gladly accep
ted. Then, after doing the printing,
this hypocrite turned around and crit
icized the order in his wailing sheet
for giving a dance on Memorial day.
If his narrow minded beliefs were
against a dance being held on that
day, why did he not refuse to do the
printing for this dance? Simply be
cause he does not allow his principles
to conflict with his selfish business
Bring out your Webster's, Bill, then
turn to the word "hypocrite" and you
will find yourself well defined.
REPUBLICANS PLAN BIG
PROGRAM OF WORK
Washington, D. C.—Adjusting dif
ferences over the question of enlarg
ing the steering committee, house re
publicans have adopted a resolution
to give early attention to a compre
hensive program of legislative work.
The steering committee, now five,
will be enlarged to meet the wishes of
many members, especially western
members. This enlargement is ex
pected in the next month.
The legislative program looks to
economy, to restoration of normal and
prosperous conditions, to the promo
tion alike of interests of industry, la
bor and agriculture and business, and
to investigation in the public inter
est of the vast war expenditures and
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Your "child" is soon to
The years will bring wistful
memories of father, mother,
uncle, brother, sweetheart—
What are you planning as a
You'll find five charming
Graduation Watches in our
display window: five new
; models created especially for
young women and young men.
' Each model distinctive
o/[n &Ic/in !
A. M. St. Clair & Company
When you think of that new
car, think Dodge---today's
Price $1250, including freight
and war tax.
MARIS & LEE, Inc.
the conduct of the various departments
through the war period. Waste is
to be probed. Appropriation bills are
to be rushed.
These things are put forward for
early action: return of telephone, tele
graph and cable line; the suffrage
amendment; railway legislation; a mil
itary policy and return at earliest pos
sible time of overseas soldiers; ship
ping; public oil and coal land legis
lation; water power legislation; a
budget system; tariff; reduction in
taxes, simplification of tax laws and
repeal of obnoxious features of tax
laws; revision of immigration laws
and deportation of undesirable aliens.
"Only a Starter."
This is by no means a complete pro
gram for the congress for the next
two years. It merely sets forth what
will be given first attention in the ex
tra session. To pass these measures,
will require time and hard work but
Leader JÄondell and others hope to see
them expedited. If they can be put
through, or largely so, in the extra
session, it will be a rare legislative
achievement. But even if some go
over to the winter session, there is
every present indication, as the new
congress meets, that much of the pro
gram will be disposed of this summer
and next fall.
It is generally recognized in the
new congress that forward-looking la
bor legislation should be enacted and
the house labor committee is expected
when organized to give intelligent at
tention to the questions which are be
Bill Rhodes, editor of the Valley
County Knocker, has been in Nashua
frequently the past two weeks, and
ocassionaly was in consultation with
members of the board of directors of
the Farmers Produce company. It
has been rumored that Brother Wil
helm is trying to secure the position
of buyer for that concern in our city,
in which event he would discontinue
the publication of the paper at Glas
gow. We do not know how true the
rumor is, but if such is the case, it
would appear that his supply of stock
in the Valley County News is about
exhausted and he is looking for new
worlds to conquer. And he would
make such a splendid man for the
place ( ? ) Possibly Art LeSueur could
be obtained as secretary of the insti
tution. Such things might come to
John E. Dawson of Great Falls is
transacting business here today.
By Our Society Editor
Music lovers are anticipating a treat
in the coming red Lai given by the pu
pils of Mrs. B. H. Cottrell on Tues
day evening at the high school audi
torium. A general invitation is ex
tended to the public to be present.
Ladies' Aid of Christian Church
to Meet on Wednesday.
The Ladies' Aid of the Christian
church will meet Wednesday, June 11,
at 2:30 p. m., at the home of Mrs. J.
P. Dorr on Sixth street South. Mrs.
Salter and Mrs. Dorr will entertain
and all members and friends are cor
dially invited to attend.
First June Wedding.
The first June wedding in Valley
county occurred on Monday, June 2d,
at five o'clock in the evening, when
Dorothy Anderson and Albert Schultz
of Hinsdale were united in marriage
at the Methodist parsonage in this
city, Rev. R. II. Stone officiating at
The father and mother of the bride
accompanied the young couple.
Esther Dunderson of Green Bay,
Wisconsin, and Sherman Sandiede of
Glasgow were married at the Luther
an parsonage on Wednesday at 7:30
p. m. The Rev. A. N. Livdahl per
formed the ceremony.
The Misses Clara and Christine Hov
ern acted as witnesses. Mr. and Mrs.
Sandiede will make their home in
Celebrate Birthday Anniversary
of J. R. Rice, Sr.
A delightful party was given on Sat
urday evening in honor of J. R. Rice,
who had reached another milestone in
his journey through life. Relatives
and friends gathered at the home and
enjoyed a most pleasant social occas
ion. A splendid lunch was served and
a happy evening brought to a close
with many expression of best wishes
for Mr. Rice.
Helping Hand Society Met
May 29 at Church.
The Helping Hand society of the
Baptist church met in the basement
of the church on Thursday of last
week for their regular business and
social session. A number of guests
were present and a delicious lunch was
served by the hostesses, Mesdames
Markle and Kline.
The next meeting of the society will
be held on June 12th, in the church,
with Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Pease
as hostesses, and the ladies extend
an invitation to any who wish to at
Regular Meeting of Ladies' Aid
In the M. E. Church Wednesday.
The usual meeting of the Metho
dist Ladies' Aid took place on Wed
nesday afternoon at the church. The
ladies spent a greater part of the af
ternoon in finishing the sewing for
the Red Cross and in conducting the
regular business of the society.
An excellent lunch was provided by
Mrs. T. H. Markle and Mrs. Fred
Wilson, consisting of bread and but
ter sandwiches, meat loaf, ice cream,
cake and tea. Mrs. A. M. St. Clair
very kindly assisted in the serving
while Mrs. G. W. Rapp officiated as
chairman in lier stead.
TORONTO STRIK ERS
TO RESUME WORK
Toronto, June 3.—President R. T.
Brown of the Toronto trades and la
bor council, at 1:30 p. m. today is
sued a notice to the workers of the
various unions who went out on strike
in sympathy with the metal trades
workers, advising them to return to
work. Negotiations will be institut
ed immediately toward effecting a set
tlement of the dispute between em
ployers and employees.
Winnipeg Has Quiet Day.
Winnipeg, June 3.—The day passed
without any turbulent displays, and
several important developments have
occurred in the strike situation.
The executive officers of the rail
road brotherhoods, acting as media
tors, have succeeded in obtaining pro
posals for settlement from employers
and workers, and it is now expected
they will submit a compromise plan,
which they hope will prove acceptable
to both sides, and furnish a basis for
adjustment of the difficulty existing
The local police problem has been
disposed of and the policemen have
agreed to remain on duty during the
present trouble and co-operate with
the city authorities in maintaining
law and order.
Parade Called Off.
At 10 a. m. today crowds gathered
in the downtown district, expecting
a fourth demonstration by paraders.
Several hundred would-be marchers
gathered in Market square, but after
speakers addressed them they decided
to hold a mass meeting at Victoria
park. This took place without inci
R. E. Bray, a returned soldier, who
has been leader of the returned soldier
element, went to parliament with sev
eral other men. Bray, for the third
time, asked Premier T. C. Norris to
resign or initiate immediately a move
ment for legislation sought by the la
bor forces. Norris again refused to
do anything until the sympathetic
strike was called off. Nothing im
portant developed during the two -hour
Distribution of newspapers was cur
tailed today. Newsboys joined the
Vancouver Strike Not General.
Vancouver, B. C.—June ■!.—A gen
eral walkout did not follow the gen
eral strike call today. At : oon iL
was reported the only workers on
strike were the seamen 011 British
Columbia coastwise vereis, ihe work
ers in five shipyards, union longshore
men and the men employed in the
Northern iron works.
The strike will be over Friday, J.
Kavanaugh, acting secretary of the
trades and labor council, which called
the walkout, predicted today.
The New Westminster trades and
labor council has decided to ask its
affiliated»unions to call for a general
strike vote returnable June 11. Street
car men, postal workers, butchers and
other union men have expressed op
position to a sympathetic strike.
HOOVER SHOWS VAST
Paris, June 3.—A preliminary sur
vey of the import necessities of Eu
rope, except Russia, shows the area
will need 700,000,000 bushels of wheat
and rye at a minimum or 850,000,000
bushels as a possible maximum, Her
bert C. Hoover, the head of the allied
relief organization, said in a state
The export surplus of the grain
from the larger exporting countries
indicates that the needs of Europe
can be met. Mr. Hoover estimates
the exports of the United States at
"Through our organization and in
co-operation with other governments,"
the statement says, "we have com
pleted a preliminary survey of the
food prospects of Europe and the im
port necessities, outside Russia, for the
harvest year beginning August 1, and
the world supplies available to meet
U. S. Consumption Jumps.
"The present stocks and crop con
ditions in the larger exporting coun
tries would indicate that there should
be in the coming harvest year and ex
port surplus of wheat and rye of from
870,000,000 bushels to 900,000,000 bu
shels, but of this other countries than
Europe require about 1,000,000 bushels
leaving the supply of from 770,000,000
bushels to 800,000,000 available for
"The consumption in the United
States has increased to an extraordi
nary degree in the year. From the
1918 crop of rye we will export about
270,000,000 bushels and, as the 1919
crop promises to be at least 200,000,
Breaking the World's Record in an Overland
Overland Model 90 Travels Seven
Days and Nights Without
COVERED 4,'}70.1 MILES
Gear Was Sealed in High, Making
Hardest Possible Test on All
Car's Working Parts.
Remarkable automobile perform
ances are not as frequent these days
as they were four or five seasons ago;
the American automobile manufacturer
has attained so very high a standard
of product. That may explain why
so much unusual attention has been
attracted during the last few days to
a new world's performance record
made by an Overland stock car, Mod
New from the factory, this Model
90 was taken from the salesrooms of
the Carhart Motor Company at Ok
lahoma City, Okla., on March 29th,
and driven to the lobby of the Lee
Iluckins Hotel. There the gear shift
lever was disconnected from the low,
middle and reverse gears, and the gear
box was sealed in high. The motor
was started; the car left the hotel and
did not return for seven days; that
was April 5th.
The Overland 90, driven by a relay
of four drivers, ran nipht and day, the
motor never stopping for 108 contin
uous hours. The drivers had no ad
vantage of gear shifting during the
two days of rain on muddy roads and
the twelve to fifteen hours they spent
each 24 hour day on good and bad
city pavements, in the rush of traffic,
and on the Oklahoma roads. It has
been said that if a motor car will
stand up 011 an Oklahoma road, it will
endure in any other section of the
In these seven days and nights, dur
ing which the gear could not be shift
ed from high, nor the motor stopped
for carburetor adjustment or spark
plug change, the Model 90 broke the
world's record for a test of this kind.
The speedometer, carefully checked,
showed that it had traveled 4,370.1
miles. That is practically one-sixth
around the world, or a distance equal
to a trip from New York to Los An
geles and back across the southern
trail to Oklahoma City.
This remarkable non-stop perform
ance by the four drivers of this Ok
lahoma car. The A. A. A. record
for a 24-hour non-stop, gear -sealed
in-high run is 587 miles. That mile
age was made in Chicago, several
Glasgow Overland Company, Dealers
000 bushels larger than 1918, it seems
that we can export about 470,000,000
"The minimum export surplus from
Canada Argentina, Australia and mi
nor countries may be estimated at
400,000,000 bushels, while Russia and
India may be considered out of the
export list next year."
TWELVE WARSHIPS TO
BE USED AS TARGETS
Washington, June 3.—Twelve pre^
dreadnaught battleships will be re
lieved of active duty with the fleet
placed out of commission and event
ually broken up for junk or used as
targets by more modern vessels un
der plans now being worked out by
the navy department. The ships are
of the "mixed battery" type and are
considered valueless against latest
Four of the battleships, the histor
ic squadron comprising the Oregon,
Indiana, Iowa and Massachusetts, al
ready have been relegated to the scrap
heap. The remaining eight, apparent
ly doomed to the same fate, are the
Kearsarge, Kentucky, Illinois, Ala
bama, Wisconsin, Maine, Missouri and
Vessels Cost $90,000,000.
The twelve vessels, built between
1893 and 1901, represent a total ex
penditure for hulls and machinery
alone, of more than $99,000,000. When
placed out of commission they will re
lease for other duty approximately
10,000 enlisted men and 400 officers.
The ships long ago outlived their
usefulness as combatant units in a
fighting fleet although when they were
built they were among the most for
midable war vessels afloat. All of
them were used during the war with
Germany as training ships, coast de
fense units. Slow of speed, with small
coal capacity, inferior ordnance equip
ment and insufficient protection
against present-day projectiles, the
ships, if kept in commission would be
a liability in action.
Use of Old Ships Puzzles.
The question of the disposition of
so many practically useless battle
ships is before the department at this
time. The historic old Oregon has
been offered to the state of Oregon
for memorial purposes and probably
the Iowa, Indiana and Massachusetts
will be broken up for the metal that
is in them. The remaining eight will
very likely be used as targets for ex
periments in the effects of modern
gunfire. Some may be utilized as
coast defense units by sinking them
in shoal water at the entrance to the
more important harbors, making them
With these twelve ships stricken
from the navy register the fleet will
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Model 90 at end of 168-hour non-stop run, entering lobby of Lee-Huckins Hotel, Oklahoma City.
Linn Mathewson, famous racing driver, at wheel; beside him Dick Carhart.
makes of cars competing. On only
one day of its run did the Overland
fail to exceed the official A. A. A|
record. That was the third day—an
afternoon and night of rain with mud
dy going under the axles. The car
then fell eight miles under the mark,
but its performance was so unusually
high that it averaged 624.3 miles for
each day of the 168 hour run.
The motorist is interested in tests j
of this kind only as they point him
to some feature of economy in opera- |
tion and upkeep. The test made by !
E. R. Carhart, Overland distributor I
in Oklahoma, appears to be replete !
with such features. The judges of the |
contest were the president of the
chamber of commerce of that city,
and the managing editors of the two
leading daily papers. Examination of
their records of the Model 90's record
breaking trip show:
1. The car made a trip, exclusively
4,370 miles—7 days—wi th- gear sealed in high.
comprise forty dreadnaughts, twenty
nine of them of the most modern type,
and all of the "big gun" type of con
struction, ten being equipped with 16
inch turret guns, the most modern and
powerful batteries afloat.
In addition to this powerful fleet
of forty battleships there now are
authorized and under suspended con
struction six cruisers planned on a
scale never before attempted by any
navy. They will be 850 feet in length,
of an estimated displacement of 35,
000 tons and will mount eight 16-inch
uns. The contract speed of these
cruisers is thirty-five knots. Secre
tary Daniels has recommended that
construction immediately be resumed
on these battleships.
COAL PRODUCERS* WAR
MAY FORCE DOWN PRICES
Salt Lake, June 3.—That a war be
tween coal producers of Wyoming and
Utah which may force the price to
low levels in August, was made ap
parent here today at the annual meet
ing of the Utah Retail Coal Dealers'
association, which was addressed by
prominent coal operators of both
D. A. Pape, representing the Ec
les Coal interest in Wyoming, during
the meeting, announced that "within
ten days an announcement would be
made of the purchase by the Cccles
interests of one of the largest coal
producing properties in Utah. Mr.
Pape refused to amplify his statement,
saying that the announcement would
not be made for several days.
MANY FARMERS' PICNICS
PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH
The farm bureau will hold summer
picnics the last two weeks in June
and will thus give every one in the
county a chance to attend a picnic
and hear some good outside speakers
and enjoy good home sports, such as
ball games, etc. The speakers from
Bozeman can stay only ten days,
therefore it will be necessary to group
the county accordingly. Several farm
bureau communities will unite and
have one big picnic and the same con
tests which will be arranged locally
by a program committee. Every one
will bring lunch and we will all eat
together. We want every one in the
community to attend whether a farm
bureau member or not. The farm
bureau is a county-wide organization
for the benefit of all and we want you
Come and enjoy yourself by see
ing some good home sports and a
good talk by W. L. Beers, field agent
in marketing, and W. E. Tomson, live
stock expert. The program will start
in the forenoon. Come early and stay
in high gear, through city traffic,
over country roads, with two days of
steady Oklahoma downpours to con
tend with, at a cost of one and 17-100
cents for gasoline and oil for each of
the 4,370.1 miles traveled.
2. Gasoline can be saved by prop
er shifting of gears under varying
traffic conditions. The Model 90's ree
or is declared to be unusually good
under the no gear-shift conditions.
Burning 59 test gasoline, it averaged
20.66 miles for each gallon.
3. Only 5 7-8 gallons of oil were
needed. The oil cost $4.70.
4. Champion spark plugs were used.
None were changed nor adjusted dur
ing the seven days' continuous driving.
5. Federal tires were used. There
were three punctures only. Wouldn't
the man or woman who drives be con
tent to undertake a transcontinental
trip if he thought it would cause no
more tire trouble than that?
The picnic will start on June 16th
at Rosedale school house, six miles
east of Avondale, and the farm bur
eau communities uniting at this place
are Baylor, Avondale, Ossette, West
Fork, Tande and Rosedale.
June 17th at Coal Creek. Battle
son, Richland pnd Coal Creek will
unite at this picnic for a big feed
and a general good time.
June 18th, Golden Valley, Glentana,
Opheim, Barnard, Roanwood and Tan
go communities will unite at Golden
\ alley. Inquire of Wm. McMuredo,
A. U. Sands, Carl Rosholt or J. Har
den as to the place and sports.
June the 19th, at the Barr post
office. On Thursday the 19th, Thoeny,
Tobison, Barr, Genevieve will gather
together and celebrate a good farm
bureau time, on Rock Creek.
June the 20th, on Friday the 20th
of June, the farm bureau picnic will
be held jointly between Beaverton and
Casche Creek on the river where the
program committee will provide. The
committee consists of J. F. Tuttle,
Walter Frazer, Geo. H. Rutherford, J.
T. Rowe, Chas. Putz and C. E. Pier
Theo. F. King, Sr., of Saco was a
Glasgow caller yesterday.
Attorney George E. Hurd came
down from Gre^t Falls this morning.
Is an important day in a
young person's life. Often
it is commemorated by the
gift of a watch.
Parents who wish to
show their appreciation of
their children's success will
find us very willing to show
them our stock of gifts and
to advise or make sugges
Chas. E. Kehner & Co.
Jewelers and Opticians.
Four controls were established for
change of drivers and refilling with
gasoline and oil. The captain of the
driving team was Linn Mathewson,
well known in the east and middle
west as a famous racing driver on the
speedway tracks. He is now the re
tail manager for the Carhart Motor
company at Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma public was advised
in advance of the test. The daily
newspapers bulletined the progress of
the run each day. In addition to that
publicity, Mr. Carhart arranged to
flash on the motion picture screens
of the city, the ear's mileage every
four hours. The run was officially
started by F. W. A. Vesper, the pres
ident of the National Automobile
This amazing demonstration of the
economy possibilities of the light
weight American car of high-grade
manufacture is already reflected in
an increasing inquiry in this and ad
joining territories for motor cars. It
is estimated that there will be an ap
preciable shortage of motor cars this
year—the first free season after the
restrictions of the war-munitions pro
duction. The local dealer for the
Overland, John J. Domek of the Glas
gow Overland Company, points out
that while this run has produced a
very great many inquiries for the
Model 90, conceded to be one of the
most successful of American automo
biles, the production of these cars has
been limited this year by the parent
company in Toledo.
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