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The Glasgow Courier
*roL. xv. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY. MONTANA, APRIL 23, 1920. NUMBER 52. VOTE FOR THE BOND ISSUE LARGE NUMBERS APPLY FOR ®D — X Including Tuesday's Kusin*. 728 Applications for Relief Have Been Approved. MORE HONEY IS AVAILABLE There Is Still About $45,000 Avail able for Relief and the Commis sioners Will Accept Applica tions from Single Men. The difficulties in handling the seed and feed applications have been done away with and the applicants are be ing cared for to the very best that the law and funds will permit. A great many of the applications have been made out wrong or did not con tain the proper information, to per mit the county commissioners to pass on the application and approve it. Therefore, if a person receives a no tice that his application has been turn ed down, it would be advisable to ap pear before the county commissioners and ask for the application and the reasons for disapproving it. The com missioners are anxious to help every one that they possibly can but if an application has been made out wrong or does not give the required informa tion and it is necessary to disapprove the application it is not the fault of the county commissioners. A num ber of applications have been recon sidered and acted upon favorably, when the applicant has appeared and found out his application has not giv en the facts of his case and if it had his application would have never been turned down in the first place. There fore, if an applicant finds out that he is turned down do not give up but find out the reason why. If he ap pears before the county commission ers he will find them ready and will ing to reconsider his application and do all they can for him in the way of seed and feed. Including Tuesday's business 728 ap plications have been approved, amount ing to $151,546.22, averaging $208.30 per applicant. It would have been impossible for the county commissioners to assist the farmers to this amount of seed GENERAL WOOD SEENS THE POPULAR CHOICE Magazine and Newspaper Polls Show Wood Leading in Both Nation and State. General Wood is shown to be far in the lead as the popular choice for the republican nomination for president l.y the poll of the Literary Digest, which announces that 11,000.000 bal lets have been sent out. It is ex pected that the poll will be one of the most comprehensive ever under taken. A total vote of 25,198 is shown in the first installment, General Wood being also high man in the second choice. The vote for republican can didates follows: Wood, 5,857; Hoover, 3,968; John son, 2,284; Harding, 2,361; Hughes, 1,120; Lowden, 838; Taft, 707; Cool idge, 566; Pershing, 213; Capper, 167; Poindexter, 124; Butler, 64; Cummings 28. Gov. James Cox of Ohio was high among the democratic candidates, with Governor Edwards of New Jersey sec ond. The poll conducted in Montana by the Anaconda Standard circulators over a period of two months shows Wood in the lead with Johnson sec ond. The vote for candidates of all parties are as follows: Wood, 1,663; Johnson, 1,231; Low den, 935; Hoover, 893; Palmer, 514; Wilson, 311; Edwards 259; McAdoo, 195; Bryan, 232; Pershing, 163; Lodge, 37; Hughes, 71; Cox, 28; Debs, 93; and CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SECURES MORE MEMBERS The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce last week increased their membership by the addition of nine new members. Those who joined were Clarence C. Cowell, W. G. Crawford, C. L. Gailey, Sam Ikeda, A. B. Rotering, Dr. J. C. Simpkins, J. H. Wurst, E. L. Lock wood and J. T. Gallagher. If you are not a member, there is yet time. Sign up an application and send it in to the secretary. and feed if it had not been for the assistance of the banks of the county and the Glasgow Flour Mill Co., the Montana & Dakota Grain Co., Smith Tyner Co., Adams Bros. Seed Co., Markle Transfer Co., and numerous in individuals and farmers. Everybody has come to_a clear un ^standing of the situation now and '4^ the banks are now taking their eus ^>-s' orders for seed and feed at fui» ■»; no discount on the coun ty orders given to the bank you do business with. The above mentioned firms and all the banks of the county have assisted a great deal in simpli fying the handling of seed and feed orders to the benefit of their custom ers. If it had not been for the banks taking county orders at par it would have been almost impossible to have purchased any seed grain from the farmers and the purchasing of seed grain from the farmers has been a great help and saving to a large num ber of farmers, especially in the north country, where the expense of freight ing the grain to the railway and back again has been saved. Everything possible has been done by all con cerned to simplify and cheapen and hasten the delivery of seed and feed to the applicant. Finding that after acting on all the single men's applications there is something like $45,000 left, the coun ty commissioners have opened the date and will receive applications and act on them in order as long as the money lasts. Therefore, anyone who has been delayed on account of bad roads or other misfortune, should turn in their applications at once and if there is any money left of the $200, 000 the applications will be acted on. Applications will be acted on as long as the money lasts. MISS HAZEL HURD WINNER IN DECLAMATION CONTEST Miss Hazel Hurd was the winner in the high school declamation contest held last week in the high school aud itorium. Her work showed careful training and an exceptional ability in declamation. She will go to Mis soula and take part in the state con test, which will be held there in the near future. Others competing for the honor were unusually good and did credit to themselves and the school. Music fdf the occasion was furnish ed by Miss Vera Shoemaker, Miss Hovey and Miss Gladys Mclntyre. ALGERIA'S SHRINE CEREMONIAL WILL BE H ELD JU NE 19TH The summer ceremonial session of Algeria Shrine will be held at Helena June 19th. In addition to the initia tion of a large class of candidates and the customary banquet in the even ing, the cornerstone of Algeria's new mosque will be laid under the auspices of the grand lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana. Grand Master W. L. Par melee will officiate at the ceremonies. W. Freeland Kendrick, imperial poten tate, will be a guest of honor at the ceremonies. The new mosque will cost in the neighborhood of $250,000. At midnight the Shriners' special train will leave for Portland to attend the Imperial Council session. It is es timated that over 1000 Montana Shrin ers will be in attendance. Algeria has reserved a large building in Portland for the members from Montana and everyone making their reservations in time will be taken care of. AMERICAN LEGION MET. At a meeting of the American Leg ion held at the chamber of commerce rooms last evening, the members vot ed to send Adjutant Friedlund to the state meeting of adjutants at Helena, May 3rd. By-laws for the government of the local post were also adopted. About thirty members were in attendance at the meeting. APPORTIONMENT OF IRRIGATION WATERS TO BE ARGUE D MAY 3 At Ottawa, Canada, on May 3rd, the final re-argument of the matter of the apportionment of the waters of the St. Mary and Milk rivers be tween the United States and Canada will be heard by the international joint high commission. The argument will be held under the provisions of article 6 of the treaty of January 11, 1909. The hearing will be confined to argu ment and no testimony will be taken. A favorable settlement of this ques tion which tias been hanging fire for some time past will mean much in the rapid development of the Milk River projeet. It is thought a decision will be given in the matter within the near future as this will be the final re argument on the question. You, as a Voter, Have an Opportunity Today to Assist in the Securing of Better Highways in Valley County—Vote for the Road Bond Issue and Your Own Best Interests ,The social conditions of rural com munities are matters of serious con sideration. If the term "social con dition" is analyzed, it will be found that all social activity is dependent up on the gathering of people from some common purpose. It is not difficult, therefore, to see the connection be tween desirable social conditions and the improvement of public roads. So cial institutions, such as schools, churches, and public amusements are more or less subjec£ to valuation in any community, but they are by no means the complete measure of social conditions in that community. Those subtle and delicately adjusted rela tions which obtain in any neighborhood are equally dependent in the country upon road conditions. It is necessary to mention these intangible things if one is to have the breadth of view to understand the influences which make for the final status of country life. Bad roads are often a handicap to social intercourse. Under the worst road conditions all travel may be com plcto'y suspended. Ü is not difficult to see such conditions, but what is more difficult is to comprehend the DEATH OP WELL KNOWN RAILROAD CONDUCTOR Hollis Marriott Passes Away at Local Hospital Monday of Acute Brights Disease. Hollis Marriott, well known Great Northern freight conductor, died Mon day evening at 7:35, at the Qeaconess hospital of acute Brights Disease. His illness, which was a direct result of an attack of influenza, was of short duration and although his recovery was quite improbable, the end came as a distinct shock to his relatives and many friends. Hollis Marriott was born in Bone Gap, Illinois, on September 1887, and at the time of his death was 32 years and 7 months of age. His early child hood and school days were spent in the Illinois town where he was bom. While still a young man he journey eded to Westhope, North Dakota, where he engaged in farming until the year 1911. At this time he ac cepted a position with the Great Nor thei*n as brakeman on the branch line from Rugby to Antler and two years later, in the fall of 1913, was transferred to Glasgow. In 1916 he received his promotion as freight con ductor and worked out of this city until the division point was moved to Wolf Point and his run changed to Wolf Point to Bowdoin. Mr. Marriott was a very active member of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen and for some time held the position of grievance man for the union. Last fall he was elected sec retary treasurer and held the position until the time of his recent illness. In the fall of 1913, Hollis Marriott was united in marriage to Miss Kath erine Kay, a native of England, but at that time a resident of Antler, North Dakota. Shortly after their marriage they removed to Glasgow, where they have since maintained a residence. Hollis Marriott leaves to mourn his loss, a wife Katherine Kay Marriott, two brothers—Paul of Spokane and George of Whitefish. His father has been dead for a period of years and his mother, Mrs. Edna Zimple, passed away at Breckenridge, Colorado, April 4th of this year. Funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at the Methodist church under the auspices of the local Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Marriott was a member. It is estimated that over 100 Masons attended the funeral, a delegation of 41 coming up from Wolf Point on No. 1 to pay their re spects to the departed. A large num ber of friends of the deceased from Glasgow and vicinity were also in at tendance. A delegation of about 25 railroad men were here from Wolf Point. Some over 40 cars took part in the funeral procession. Interment took place in the Glasgow cemetery. J. C. Edsal, civil engineer of What ley was a Glasgow visitor Tuesday of this week. Mr. Edsal has invested ... several thoroughbred Berkshire hogs and expects to go into the hog raising business on a large scale. general improved social atmosphere which adequately improved road con ditions cause in rural communities. The Esthetic Value. The esthetic value of roads well built and clean is sometimes reluct antly conceded or even denied by in dividuals. It is noticeable, however, that along improved roads there is a visible tendency for farmers to improve the appearance of their homes and their outbuildings. In fact, the pres ence of good roads seems, many times, to stimulate latent self-respect into practical expression. There is no won der that a bog of well-nigh impass able mud before one's door should react unfavorably upon the entire fam ily. The improved road not only has an esthetic value in itself, but it is potent in awakening the dwellers along its borders to a sense of esthetic val ues in farm buildings and home sur roundings. Social Activities. Social activities in rural commun ities need all the encouragement and stimulus that can reasonably be given. All social activities take time and en ergy, and the country-road condition * WIRELESS FLASHES * * FROM JORDAN. * * **** * * * * The county commissioners have de cided to grade the streets of Jordan and may decide to surface them with gravel as soon as the caterpillar en gine and grader recently ordered by them arrives. Plans are being made for organ izing a baseball team in Jordan this summer. Edwards' team is now in training and they are anxious to schedule some games with Glasgow. Garfield Post of the Anu-ican Leg ion will send three delegates to the state "convention in Livingston the lat ter part of June. There is very little interest in this county in the presidential primaries. Continued wet weather has made roads almost impassable and it is very difficult for the farmers to get to the various polling places. Consequently a light vote is expected. a light vote is expected. STATE MEETING OF AMERICAN LEGION URGED IN STATE Franklin D'Olier, commander of American Legion, in a bulletin sent to the Great Falls post, urges that state department conference on voca tional education be held at some point in Montana, May 9 to 19, to assist placing ex-service men in vocational training, and in locating employment for rehabilitated men. He also states that a nation wide Americanization campaign will started in the near future to have the thousands of foreign born service men naturalized as American citizens. The law provides that any man the service not a citizen when he en tered, does not have to make a pre liminary declaration, and his discharge papers will be prima facie evidence that he has resided the required five years in this country, and as evidence of good moral character. No fees, with the exception of state fees, will be charged. THE WAY WE FEEL ABOUT THE BONDS There are no two ways about it. Either we get the money or we don't. We get it if we pass the road bond issue and we lose it if we don't. It has taken four years to line this up. Dont let it fail. You don 't need your pencil. You can figure this out in your head. The county puts in half and the federal government the other half. The net result is simply this and you can't get away from it: DOLLAR VALUES FOR FIFTY CENTS. ROADS AT HALF PRICE. This is YOUR opportunity to cut down the Hijjh Cost of Liv ing. This is a LIVE issue. Don't let it DIE! therefore is a prime consideration to enable farmers and their families to afford time for social intercourse. The unneeessary subdivision of the church into numerous small buildings through out many portions of the country has necessarily operated to weaken the attendance, but the concentration of church funds and church attendance is dependent upon improved read condi tions. Depopulation of Farms. The drift of the country popula tion to the city is certainly to be de plored, and a way to explain this drift is often sought. It is not clearly es tablished that good roads alone can turn the tide of cityward movement, but it is clearly established that in seeking reasons for the movement the student of social economics must be very patient in setting values upon many things which are not reducible to the common denominator of the dollar, but which have been repeatedly shown to be effective causes in deplet ing country population. Vote for the road bond issue at the election today. FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION IS BIG AID TO FARMERS Speeding Up Transportation in the Country Means a Big Increase in Production. Construction and maintenance of a national highway system of main trunk roads solely at the expense of the federal government would do more than any other thing to advance the cause of efficient transportation for the farmer, in the opinion of George M. Graham of the highways commit tee of the National Automobile Cham ber of Commerce. "The ultimate effect of such a con centration will be" to give us a net work of highways designed to care for the main post road, military and interstate commerce needs of the coun try, but there is an important result which would come immediately with the passage of a measure providing for such construction," said Graham. "The moment that the national gov ernment begins to take care of na tional highways, state highway de partments will be able to devote their funds to the construction and main tenance of state and county systems. Since a very large proportion of high way traffic originates with the farm er, we may look forward to a tre mendous impetus in the construction of market roads, which will at once low er the cost of transportation and serve to equalize distributing conditions. "To appreciate what a tremendous saving this will mean to the ultimate consumer it is only necessary to say that in a survey made by the govern ment it was shown that $504,000,000 annually was wasted in excessive transportation costs due to poor roads. Since that survey was made travel over the highways has increased four fold in the number of cars used and more than that in the mileage traveled. It is not going too far to say that a general improvement in our total sav ing of $1,000,000,000 and even that figure is extremely conservative when we recall that with every improvement traffic at once increases to a very con siderable extent. There is another factor which is coming more to the foreground each year. Not many years ago the farm er traveled his nine or ten miles to market and sold his commodities at the price at that point. The motor unit has widened his range. If the market close at hand does not want his produce he can go 10, 20, 30, 40 miles, even farther if need be, to ob tain the best price, if the roads are good. As the government pushes forward its national roads we will find an ever increasing stream of travel, not only from the farm to the immediate mar ket but from one market to another, so that our main roads will in a sense be come market roads. The only way in whish this result can be brought about quickly is thru concentration of government funds. It cannot be accomplished under the pres ent method which refuses to permit government funds for maintenance and forces the state to concentrate either on federal aid projects, in many cases to the exclusion of proper maintenance. "Federal aid is all right as one step in highway construction, but it is only one step and should be supplemented by federal construction of federal roads. The measure introduced in congress by Senator Townsend, pro viding for a national highway system, covers these points, and I believe that every farmer who makes a study of this subject will agree with the sena tor's solution of the problem." GRASSHOPPERS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE SHOWN IN MONTANA Reports are reaching the entomol ogy department, at the state college on the prevalence of immature grass hoppers in alarming mynbers in a few portions of the state. At the same time comes a message from central western Canada tc the effect that the grasshoppers are appearing there in numbers to alarm the provincial au thorities. ' While the theory that lie presents is what he terms rather "against all law and order," Prof. R. E. Cooley, of the entomology department, states that the grasshoppers appearing in Montana may be some that hatched late last fall and wintered over. Be cause no specimens have been sent in to the state college, he is at a loss to know the species that is making the unusual appearance. "It will do little good to attempt poisoning the grasshoppers at this time," said Prof. Cooley, "After all the condition is not alarming for we are already further into spring than we imagine. We sincerely hope that some of the men that see these grass hoppers will send in specimens to us that we may determine the species and explain the early visit." PRAYER LEAGUE SERVICE. The Valley county prayer league will hold 1 a service on Friday evening from 7 to 8 o'clock. This will be on behalf of the interchurch drive, which begins on Sunday, April 25th. All members of the league and interested friends are invited to attend. Rhoda Jane Dickinson, Chairman of the Spiritual Resources Dept. of Interchurch Movement. HAVRE CHURCH HAS REPRESENTATIVE IN CONCEPCION, CHILE Mrs. Grace F. Kennedy through the board of foreign missions, is the spe cial representative to South America from the Van Orsdel Methodist Epis copal church at Havre, Montana. She arrived in Concepcion, Chile, on Jan uary 9th, this year, just in time to attend the first Epworth League con vention ever held in South America, and the Chilean annual conference. At the conference she met many minis ters and pronounces them a fine look ing lot. The Epworth League conven tion was held on a very fine irrigat ed farm near Concepcion, belonging to the church. This farm was purchas ed last year and the first payment on it was made out of the earnings from the farm. Mrs. Kennedy is delighted with her work and is busy studying the language and getting settled to work at the head of the combined normal school for teachers and nurses' home at Valparaiso. She is aptly suited to this work and will no doubt make a success of it. She has met, and pro nounced very fine, a young man who has just been given charge of a church as pastor and who was educated for his work through the generosity of Mrs. D. Forge of the Havre church. This church is making its influence felt around the world.—Pacific Chris tian Advocate. Orville J. Mackenroth, foreman of the Great Northern machine shops at Bowdoin arrived in the city last night. He left this morning for Devils Lake, North Dakota. He will be married next Wednesday, April 28th, to Miss Irene McVay of Devils Lake. Mr. Mackenroth's many Glasgow friends extend heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a happy married life. N ORTHERN MONTANA CANDIDATES SHOULD GET GOOD SUPPORT Herbert M. Kirton and John Allen are two northern Montana candidates for delegates to the republican con vention who are deserving of the solid support of all good republicans at the primary election being held today. They are both widely known and have been identified for years as ac tive members of the party. They can be relied upon to represent the state of Montana at the convention with credit and honesty. Voters should look for their names on the ballot and mark a cross in the square. DON'T VOTE FOR 4 SHELLEYGATE The Shellevgates Pledged to Hi ram Johnson Do Not De serve Your Vote. PICK.OUT THE REPUBLICANS Your Vote Should Go to Those Who Have Been Identified With the Re publican Party for Years—Not to Renegade Recruits. On the republican side of the pri mary ballot to be voted today aie eight names that should be ignored, forgotten, passed up. No true le publican will vote for them, since these names have been lent to a scheme to disrupt the republican organization tf Montana. The names are John Adami Jr., J. C. Alexander, C. B. Allen, Lynn D. Ambrose, Miss Ann Anderson, Geo. Baker, John Brinacombe and A. J. Dorr. Such support as these candidates re ceive will come from socialists of the nonpartisan league, democrats and re publican outlaws and renegades. These men do net represent the honest sen timent of the republican party. They are the willing tools of One Horse Power Shelley, who was a republican a few years ago, a bolter from the party a few years later and two years ago self-appointed leader of a party called the Nationalist, that has since wafted into thin air. Avoid Shelley and his connections. He has gone the limit of disloyalty to republicanism. Do not vote blindly. Take time and study the ballot before you mark it. Vote for Hiram Johnson on the pref erential republican presidential ballot, if your judgment dictates that course, but do not vote for the candidates, who say they are pledged to .vote for Johnson. The Johnson managers have repudiated them. Remember that the delegates chosen will be bound by law to vote for Johnson if he carries Mon tana at the primary election on Fri day. But see that these delegates are self-respecting citizens whose republi canism is beyond doubt or question. Shelley's candidates do not meet that test. MASONIC GATHERING AT WOLF POINT APRIL 29 First Convention of Northern Mon . tana Masonic Welfare Associa tion Goes to Wolf Point. The Northern Montana Masonic Welfare association will hold its first convention in Wolf Point on next Thursday, April 29th. The association includes all the Masonic orders in the northern part of the state from Malta cast. At a recent meeting held at Malta at which R. J. Moore represent ed Wolf Point, it was decided to hold the big meeting there. It is expected that about 200 Masons from points in northern Montana will be in attend ance. Word has been received from Frank B. Linderman, potentate of Algeria temple of Helena, that he has accepted the invitation to be present and ad dress the convention. Mr. Linderman is noted as one of the ablest and most interesting speakers in the state and his presence will be an attraction in itself. CORRECTION MADE IN LOCAL CHAMBER CLASSIFIED LIST Through an oversight in checking the classified list of members of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the following names were omitted from the list of mem bers in last week's issue of the Cour r: U. S. Officials. Cushing, H. C.—U. S. Reclamation service, Paisley. Hargadine, Ê. C.—Receiver, U. S. Land Office. Herring, P. L.-—U. S. Postmaster. Jones, T. R.—Register, U. S. Land Office. Jones, L. E.—Supt. U. S. Employ ment Service. Pease, E. B.—Assistant Postmaster. News item from Washington: B Colby has taken a job clerking for W.