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The Glasgow Courier
A splendid program has been pre
pared for the amusement of the far
mers who will be in attendance at the
big farmers' picnic tomorrow. The
program 'will start 'with an automo
bile parade at 10 a. m. to the fair
grounds, -where the picnic -will be held.
Included in the forenoon events 'will
be a tug of -war between the north
country and south country farmers."
All of the sports on thé paogram
"will be pulled off between 10 a. m.
and 12 m., when lunch win be served.
At 1 o'clock the speaking will start
with J. N. Tittemore, national presi
dent of the American Society of Eq
quity; I. M. Anderson, president of
the Equity Co-Operative Exchange at
St. Paul, and "Wm. Burlingame, state
president of the Montana Union of
the American Society of Equity, as
principal speakers.
A special feature of the day "will
Ibe the 'baseball game between the
Wolf Point and Glasgow teams. These
teams are evenly matched and a good
same is assured. The game is sched
uled to start at 6 o'clock sharp. A
big danoe wiU be held in the Fire
men's hall in the evening.
The program for the day is as fol
Begins at 10 a. m. with farmers'
automobile parade.
Wheelbarrow race—First prize $2,
second $1.
Girls' 50 yard race, 16 year« and
under—First $1, second 50c.
Boys' 50 yard r&ce, 16 year* and
under—First f 1, second 50c.
Sack race, free for all boys—First
$1, second 50c.
Pie eating contest for boys—-First
$1, second 50c.
Tug of War, 10 men team, north
country vs. south country—prize $10.
Lunch at 12 o'clock.
Speaking at 1 p. m. by speakers of
national prominence.
Baseball at 6 p. m., Wolf Point vs.
Big dance at Firemen's Hall in the
Rains in Some Sections Were Most
Beneficial to Spring Wheat—
Winter Wheat Hurt.
Helena, June 18.—While more rain
is needed in Montana to produce nor
. mal crops of grain this season, reports
from county agricultural agents in
seventeen counties for the week end
ing June 14, received by Chas. D.
Greenfield, commissioner of agricul
ture and publicity, indicate that dur
ing that week there were rains in dif
ferent parts of the state which were
most beneficial to spring wheat. There
seems to be little question but what
the winter wheat crop will be consid
erably below forecasts made early in
the season, but recent rains give
brighter prospect for late sown grain.
Reports as to range conditions are
fairly favorable, and except in one
county, livestock is reported to be in
good shape. The reports from the dif
ferent counties follow:
Sheridan county—Practically all
seeding completed. More flax will be
put in if good rain comes but now too
dry to break. Crops beginning to
show effects of dry weather. Winter
rye is shooting. Crops still looking
Richland county—Weather favorable
to crops, two light showers covering
the greater portion of the county.
Wheat looking better than it did last
week. Pasture is still good on the
Prairie county—A few local show
ers but not enough to be of value.
Winter wheat suffering from hot
winds, heading out short. Spring
wheat still holding its own. Corn crop
not in danger of dry weather as yet
Flax looking well.
Rosebud county—Weather warm
with a little rain Thursday. Winter
wheat prospect about 50 per cent.
Much winter rye is being cut for hay.
Spring wheat still promising, fair
crop if good rain comes.
Stillwater—Weather very dry great
er part of week. Local showers on
Thursday. Fall crops poor. Will have
one-third crop if rain comes next
Come to Glasgow's Fourth of July Celebration
week. Spring crops poor stand, slow
growth. Pasture short.
Lewis and Clark—Cloudy threaten
ing weather first half of week with
local showers. Late sown spring grain
coming nicely where local showers
Fergus—Several local showers
brighten crop prospects. Winter rye
generally being cut for hay.
Valley—Local showers with cooler
weather cause grain to come out in
good shape. Showers generally cov
<ered county. Hay crop will be short,
but range conditions still good.
Choteau—Good rains have fallen,
giving hope for late spring wheat.
Late sown spring grain and flax have
good prospects if rain continues. Hay
wiU be «hört.
Missoula—Fall wheat in good con
dition but spring grain needs rain
within ten days. Hay short but good
Flathead—No rains, cool ' windy
days*. Severe frost in upper valley.
Rain is badly needed. A fine winter
wheat crop, but heading out short.
Spring wheat looking good.
Phillips—General rains throughout
county improved crop conditions con
siderably. Much grain being cut for
Ravalli—Weather fairly cool. Light
showers helped dry land grain a lit
tle. Irrigated grain doing well.
Dawson—Recent rains helped spring
crops but more is needed. Grasshop
per and cutworm damage in seceral
communities. Hail also did damage
in one locality.
Yellowstone—Hot dry weather stiU
prevails» ^ light, local showers
o flittle value. Dry land winter
wheat practically destroyed. Corn is
at standstill but with later moisture
wiU produce good crop.
Gallatin—Weather generally warm
and dry with a few cloudy days. Dry
land grain suffering noticeably. Win
ter wheat heading short. Irrigated
crops doing well.
Hill—Spring crops greatly benefited
by rains and now make rapid growth.
Benefit temporary and more rain will
be needed soon. Native grass very
short. Winter wheat and rye poor.
Livestock in poor condition. Heavy
rains needed before crop can be as
Validity of house bill No. 30, the
taxation measure providing for the
classification of property, passed by
the recent legislature, was upheld by
the Montana supreme court in an opin
ion handed down Wednesday. Asso
ciate Justice W. L. Holloway wrote
the opinion, which was approved by
Chief Justice Theodore Brantly. As
sociate Justice C. H. Cooper dissent
Decision of the court was reached in
a friendly suit instituted by David
Hilger against W. A. Moore, treas
urer of Lewis and Clark county, in
which Mr. Hilger asked that the
treasurer be ordered to accept pay
ment of tax based upon the provi
sion of the new law.
House bill No. 30 was enacted as a
result of recommendations made by
a commission composed of Charles R.
Leonard of Butte, chairman, William
Lindsay of Glendive and David Hilger
of Lewistown, which had conducted a
two-year investigation of taxation
problems in Montana.
This law distributes all taxable
property into seven distinct classes,
the kind of property constituting the
first six classes being specifically en
umerated. The seventh class includes
all property not included in the other
classes. For the purposes of taxa
tion the bill provides "a percentage of
the true and full value, of the proper
ty of each class shall be taken." The
percentage os 100 per cent in class 1,
20 per cent in class 2, 33 1-3 per cent
in class 6 and 40 per cent in class 7.
John Pershing Miller, ten months
old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Miller,
residing at Glentana, passed away at
the Deaconess hospital Tuesday morn
ing. The little one had been ailing
for some time, having contracted the
Flu last fall, which left him in a
very weakened condition.
The child was brought in to the
local hospital last week and every
thing possible was done in an effort
to improve his condition but without
avail. The burial took place in the
local cemetery Wednesday morning.
The sympathy of many friends is
extended to Mr. and Mrs. Miller in
their bereavement.
The local chapter of the Grain. Red
Cross held a very successful home
coming celebration in honor of the
returned soldiers from that commun
ity last Tuesday evening.
The service flag was dedicated with
five gold stars and forty-two blue ones.
Rev. F. E. Henry of Glasgow officiat
ed at the exercises and Miss Rose Pet
erson delivered the welcome home ad
dress in a very able manner. Excel
lent music for the occasion was fur
nished by the Shamrock farm bureau
Refreshments were served to about
400 people.
A bill was introduced in the senate
of the United States recently by Sen
ator Walsh of this state asking that
the secretary of war be authorized to
donate to the Glasgow Chamber of
Commerce one captured German can
non or field piece, same to be placed
beside the memorial monument that
will be erected here in honor of the
soldiers who lost their lives in France.
State Legislature Passed Law Against
Killing Grouse, Prairie Chickens,
Sage Hens or Deer.
An important change in the game
laws of Montana which many people
are not familiar with, is contained
in a bill which was passed by the last
session of the legislature. The provi
sions of the bill are as follows:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful to
shoot, kill, capture or wound, or cause
to be shot, killed, captured or wound
ed, within the county of Valley, coun
ty of Sheridan, or county of Roose
velt, Montana, .before the first day
of October, 1921, any grouse, prairie
chicken, sage hen, fool hen, pheasant,
partridge or deer.
Section 2. Any person who vio
lates any of the provisions of this act
shall be punished accordingly.
Section 3. All acts and parts of
acts in conflict herewith are hereby
Section 4. This act shall be in full
force and effect on and after its pas
sage and approval.
On Monday four prominent farmers
of Grain were in the city and report
ed a fine rainfall in their vicinity last
week. They were Frank Garbe, who
was making final probf on his home
stead, J. A. and S. W. Weber and Ja
cob Tweeten.
The Courier acknowledges a pleas
ant call, and while in conversation
with them, they stated that the crop
prospects about Grain and Avondale
were good; that the last rain had soak
ed into the ground to a depth of five
inches. However, they dwelt upon the
fact that the safest and most profit
able thing for this country was divers
ified farming, one making the remark
that he was milking five cows and his
checks on the cream were from ten to
twelve dollars a week. They are ex
pecting to buy more stock in the near
The local boys were defeated by
Wolf Point last Sunday by a score
of 5 to 3, the game being played on
the Wolf Point diamond.
This makes the second game that
the locals have lost this season, the
score being the same both games.
Spaulding twirled for Glasgow and
pitched a good steady game, but was
not afforded very good support. The
playing of both teams was fairly rag
The local boys are not discouraged
as the result of their defeat and have
taken hold of their practice work with
renewed energy, being determined to
even up the score when Wolf Point
plays here tomorrow and Sunday.
Brest, June 18.—A check of the
casualties caused by the collapse of
the roof of the Knights of Columbus
hut at Pontanezen Monday night shows
the injured numbered only 40 and that
there were no deaths. A number of
American soldiers were buried in the
Return to Old Rate Will Save Lo
cal People Hundreds Each
It Is Estimated that Total Reduction
to All People of Montana by Rea
son of Change Will Run Into
Tens of Thousands.
Hundreds of dollars will be saved
the residents of Glasgow yearly as
a result of the return to the 2 cent
letter rate by the United States post
office department on July 1st.
Ten thousand dollars a year will be
saved in the Montana state capitol's
postage biUs as a result of the change.
This'gain to the taxpayers of $10,
000 does not take into consideration
the great saving that will be made in
the postage bijls at the various state
institutions throughout the state. Per
sons in a posiion to make a careful
estimate believe that the saving in
these institutions will equal the sum
saved at the capitol.
Again, taxpayers are the principal
correspondents of the state officers.
They, of course, pay their own post
age on messages to the capitol, and,
consequently, reduction in mail char
ges will mean an added saving on state
correspondence to the taxpayers di
rectly of an amount equal to that sav
ed at the state capitol and at the var
ious state institutions—say $40,000 a
year for all .
These savings duplicated propor
tionately in every business house and
institution in the state and nation,
give the acute reader some idea of
the difference in postage bills that will
result fron» the return to the pre-war
rate of 2 cents for letters and 1 cent
for post cards.
H. H. Spence^ who had a hearing
before Judge G. W. Rapp recently,
was dismissed as the evidence against
him was insufficient to justify the
J. W. Ratzliff was tried on the
charge of attempting to steal a colt
and was found not guilty.
The case of John Racoy, who is be
ing held on a grand larceny charge,
was indefinitely postponed. Spence
and Ratzliff are farmers living near
Lustre, and Racoy has a stock ranch
east of Avondale.
One of the county papers stated in
a recent issue that Spence and Racoy
were tried and bound over to the dis
trict court under $1000 bail and were
committed to the county jail, which
was a mis-statement of facts.
Rev. F. E. Henry, Pastor of Congre
gational Church, Appointed Su
erintendent Northern Dist.
The pastor of the Congregational
church, Rev. F. E. Henry, announced
to his people last Sunday that he had
been appointed to succeed Superin
tendent C. K. Stockwell, recently de
ceased. He said that he had been
urged to accept the position for some
time but only lately had felt that he
could accept.
This new work, the superintendency
of the Congregational churches in nor
thern Montana, will include about fif
ty churches and missions, extending
from Plentywood to Missoula and be
yond. It will require a change of
residence to Great Falls, to which
place Mr. Henry plans to move his
family about the first of September.
He will continue his pastoral duties
here through the summer as usual,
in town and country, except during his
four weeks vacation. The church plans
to call a successor early in the fall.
Mr. Henry came to Montana six
years ago following a nervous break
down in one of Iowa's larger churches.
Taking up a homestead near Plenty
wood, he preached in that place and
in other missions. After four years,
the stations numbered twenty with ten
Sunday schools.
A two years' pastorate in Glasgow
has seen a .similar extension in the
country, where a dozen school houses
have been visited regularly through
the summer months. The church in
town has doubled in membership,
debts of long standing and large in
the aggregate have been paid and the
salary increased $200, in spite of crop
failures and removal of the railway
shops and division.
Rev. Henry has made a large num
ber of friends during his residence in
Glasgow who, while sorry to see him
leave here, will be pleased to learn
of his promotion.
Mrs. Oscar P. Hovind died in St.
Joseph's hospital, Chippewa Falls,
Wisconsin, on June 16th of acute per
itonitis, the result of an operation for
child birth. Mrs. Hovind gave birth
to a daughter on the 12th day of
June, 1919, and seemed to recover rap
idly from the operation attending its
birth, but passed away in perfect con
sciousness on the 16th. The baby girl
is thriving and every indication points
to robust health.
The funeral was held from Chetek,
the parental home of Mrs. Hovind, and
where they had been residing, Mr.
Hovind assisting in the business of
Mr. P. A. Poe, Mrs. Hovind's father.
Mr. Hovind was planning on coming
out to his homestead north of Nashua
for some time, having made prelim
inary residence on the land in April
and May and had returned to Wiscon
sin for his wife and baby. The fun
eral was very largely attended as Mrs.
Hovind was a life-long resident of
Chetek, Wisconsin, and many were
the beautiful floral offerings sent by
sorrowing relatives and friends.
Opal, as the intimate friends of hers
in Glasgow knew her, was a lovable
woman, devoted to her husband as he
was to her, and the blow to the hus
band is sadly hard in this beginning
of their married life. As residents of
Glasgow, they were ever in the fore
front of public endeavor both in church
and social life, and there is no trib
ute too beautiful to womanhood and
especially to Mrs. Hovind, that her
life was sacrificed in giving birth to
another, thus, the life of sacrifice was
being the exemplification of the Christ
life was fulfilled.
Very conspicuous and beautiful were
the floral tributes sent to Chetek by
the Lutheran Ladies' Aid, the Odd Fel
lows and Masonic lodges, all of Glas
gow, as well as the individual floral
tributes sent from Glasgow. Through
the agency of the Glasgow papers,
Mr. Hovind extends his profound re
gard for these beautiful remembran
ces sent from Glasgow, until such time
when more personal recognition
made of these kindnesses.
The officials of the air service are
endeavoring to work out a plan to
send five airplanes into cities of the
northwest on a recruiting mission
and according to tentative plans ex
hibition flights will be given at Glas
gow, Havre and Glendive the latter
part of July.
At the same time a high power
plane will be sent on a transconti
nental flight, making only one stop
between New York and San Francis
co, the stop to be made at Kansas City.
The purpose of this trip is to make a
flight equal in length to the flights
recently made across the ocean.
On the return trip of this plane it
will fly across the state of Montana.
made that Baroness de la Roche, a
Paris, June 13.—Announcement is
widely known French aviatrix, driving
the small biplane in which the late
Jules Vedrines landed on the roof of
a department store here last January,
has reached an altitude of 15,700 feet.
Reports of her flight have been check
ed by a commission appointed by the
French aero club and she is given
the record for height attained by wo
men fliers. The level she reached is
over a thousand feet higher than the
best record made by Ruth Law, who
has heretofore held the women's alti
tude title.
Destruction by hail of 1100 acres of
wheat near Hardin has been reported
to E. C. Bowman, chairman of the
state board of hail insurance, and he
has gone to Hardin to make a person
al appraisement of the damage.
This is the first loss reported to
the board this year, and it presents
the unusual feature of only one ranch
being visited by the hail. It is also
remarkable that the storm which de
stroyed this field brought rainfall
which will aid in saving other plant
Hail insurance will be accepted by
the state board only until June 20 un
der the new state law. The amount
written this year has been curtailed
by the dubious outlook for winter
wheat in some sections, farmers not
caring to spend money on insuring
crops which were doubtful, Mr. Bow
man says.
Deputy Sheriff Harry Cain of
Roosevelt county and wife, both well
known residents of Poplar, are dead
as the result of pistol wounds in
flicted by the former while in a fit
of despondency last Sunday afternoon,
both being shot through the temple,
the latter dying about two hours af
terwards and the former the next
Coroner A. W. Gustafson was call
ed to the scene of the terrible crime
Monday forenoon and held an inquest
over the remains, at which time but
little light was shed on the tragedy
or its causes. No one was present at
the time the deed was committed and
when discovered both were still alive,
but remained unconscious to the end.
Mrs. Cain was lying on the bed and
apparently was unaware of any dang
er when the fatal shot was fired. Cain
sat in a chair a short distance from
the bed and when discovered his body
was still in an upright position with
the gun laying at his feet.
Both were well known and respect
ed people and the terrible affair has
spread a pall of gloom over the com
munity in which they were so well
known. Four children survive them,
the oldest being about twelve.
Elsewhere in this issue appears the
announcement that our neighboring
town of Wolf Point will put on a big
celebration on July 4th and 5th. They
have very fittingly called this a Vic
tory celebration and to commemorate
the day will stage a Victory parade
which wjjl be followed by patriotic
speaking and music. The day will be
brim full of entertainment, consisting
of athletic sports, a ball game, bron
cho busting, dancing, etc. For thp.
convenience of out of town visitors a
rest room will be provided. This cele
bration is under the auspices of the
Wolf Point Commercial club, which
has the reputation of being a live or
ganization and will no doubt put on
a good show.
Congressman Riddick Informs Secre
tary Jones that Every Effort
Will Be Made.
Secretary Jones is in receipt of the
following letter from Congressman
Carl Riddick in which he states that
he will put forth every effort to se
cure an appropriation for the erec
tion of a federal building here this
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C., June 14.
L. E. Jones,
Secretary Chamber of Commerce,
Glasgow, Montana.
My dear Mr. Jones: Referring fur
ther to your letter concerning bill
for federal building at Glasgow, per
mit me to advise you that I talked
with colleagues today who are on the
public buildings committee, and they
informed me that an effort will be
made to put through an omnibus
building bill during the present ses
sion, in which case I shall leave no
thing undone to secure appropriation
for building at Glasgow. Many of
the members of this committee are
close personal friends of mine of long
standing and will keep me fully in
formed as to what is necessary in or
der to get results. As the matter
progresses and definite information
is needed I will keep in touch with
you and will appreciate the co-opera
tion I am sure I will have from you
and other public spirited citizens of
Glasgow. Cordially yours,
Washington, D. C. June 14.—There
are reports at the capitol that Di
rector General of Railroads Walter D.
Hines is contemplating an immediate
general increase in freight rates. These
rumors place the figure at 15 per
Legislative action in the house and
senate, it is thought is responsible
for the reports. The director general
has been placed in an embarrassing
The deficit from government opera
tion to the end of the calendar year,
when the roads will be returned to
their owners, is estimated at $1,200-,
000,000. Mr. Hines asked the house
appropriation committee for this sum
and was given $900,000,000.
While the house committee was
limiting Mr. Hines to about two-thirds
the sum he sought the senate voted to
restore its rate making power to the
interstate commerce commission.
There seems to be no doubt the house
will pass this measure in due time.
Only one way is left to get the re
maining $450,000,000 which Mr. Hines
says will be needed before the end of
the year. Rates must be increased.
It is not imagined that the interstate
commerce commission would order an
increase in rates without a thorough
investigation of the subject. Such a
study would require months and gov
ernment operation would come to an
end before any conclusions were reach
For this reason, it is being suggest
ed at the capitol Mr. Hines is likely
to order an increase in rates before
congress takes the power from him.
In his speech before the senate on
Wednesday Senator Kellogg of Min
nesota pointed out that the railroads
are in a bad way financially and that
the increased cost in operation brought
about since the government began
operating the roads has come to stay,
for the most part.
Turned back to their owners under
pre-war conditions, Senator Kellogg
predicted half of them would be in
the hands of receivers within sixty
days. The juioperty involved he said
would be<:o,000,000.
Washington, June 13.—That nation
wide use of narcotic drugs for other
than legitimate medical purposes, is
steadily increasing despite vigorous
efforts in the enforcement of the fed
eral law, was discovered by the treas
ury's special investigating committee
which submitted a final report today.
The number of drug addicts in the
United States was estimated to be in
excess of 1,000,000.
The committee found that imports
of opium into the United States have
increased twice as fast as the growth
in population. Imports of cocoa leaves
from which cocaine is made have
grown steadily.
Enough opium is consumed in the
United States every year, the report
stated, to give every man, woman and
child thirty-six doses. A minimum
estimate of the value of habit form
ing drugs used was given as $20,000,
Heavy Penalty Provided for Display
of Red Flag at Any Meeting
Place or Parade.
Washington, June 12.—As the re
sult of bomb outrages menacing the
government of the United States, Sen
ator Harry New of Indiana has intro
duced a bill in the senate to deal with
the "reds" with the utmost severity.
Under the bill it is provided that
the display, exhibition or appearance
of a red flag, red banner or red em
blem, or a black flag, banner or red
emblem at any meeting or parade,
held for the purpose of political dis
cussion is declared unlawful. The dis
play of any such flag, banner, or em
blem in connection with the American
flag is also declared unlawful. The
advocacy by speech or writing of the
overthrow by violence or any other
unlawful means of the representative
form of government now secured to
citizens of the United States by the
constitutions of the United States and
the several states is declared unlawful.
Organizations having as their object
the overthrow of the government by
violent means is also declared unlaw
ful. Any person convicted for viola
tion of these provisions of the bill
are under its provision to be fined
$5000 or imprisoned for five years or

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