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Courier Published Every Friday at GLASGOW. JK ONT AN A ' the Valley County Independent T. J. HOCKING. Editor Official Official City CofUItT Fa per Paper Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow. Montana. M second class matter October 6th, 1911 TELEPHONE Subscription 44 $2.00 per year Advertising rates for weekly, monthly and yearly cont ract» furnished upon ap plication. -SOCIALISM AND RELIGION. The following letter written to the Toronto Daily Globe shows how one real Socialist feels about religion: "Would you permit me, as the ac credited organizer for the socialist party of Canada for the province of Ontario, to give a repudiation to the statement of the Rev. Dr. Chown, that 'Socialism is founded upon the teach ings of Jesus.' The socialist position j is founded upon science, both socio logical and economic. As such, it is opposed to all religions, which we j maintain were products of given so- j cial conditions. With the establish-j ment of a social regime, Christianity, Judaism and all supernatural ideas clinging to mankind will be abolished. The socialist party of Canada is op posed to the unscientific worship of Christ, Budda or Mohamet. We do not believe in the salvation of the church. We oppose that idea. It is "far better to have the people under stand this now than to let the confus ion exist or let it be disseminated in the pulpit. Socialists cannot believe in any supernatural God. If they do, they are not socialists. The pamphlet issued by the socialist party of Great Britain on 'Socialism and Religion,' is the only attitude we can take up. The church will find in us unrelenting foes. Christianity with its supersti tions must be submerged before the workers can obtain their complete émancipation. That is our slogan. That is our challenge. Far better let it be known now and so avoid misconception in the future. Finally, a Christian cannot be a socialist and a socialist cannot be a believer in Christ or God." —Moses Bàritz. Socialists may make all sorts of excuses, but the fact remains that Moses Baritz not only knows socialism, but he has the courage to tell the truth from the so-ialist point of view. G. F. GORDAN. This definite statement by an ac credited socialist organizer, who ought at least to know what socialism is and is not, is respectfully referred to some of our local socialist heavy-weights who, while professing to be devout church members on the one hand, spend six days in the week spreading the propaganda of socialism. THE AMERICAN LEGION. The American Legion doesn't take much stock in Jack Dempsey, champ ion pugilist of the world. Many posts in various parts of the country have passed resolutions condemning him be cause he never went into service, or offered to fight for his country. The matter is of little interest to the average Williston man beyond showing that loyal Americans are not Have You Ever Witnessed aDestructive Fire with its scenes of excitement, distress and ruthless destruction of property, without feeling grateful that it was not your own home that was burning? Haven't you always wond ered if the owner had been wise en WsÄl oughandbusiness like enough to keep the home insured? ^ "People who live 3* in glass houses etc" Consult us About Fire Insurance! L " i ■ O 'vV-V l.i »i <4 Q LOG HOUSE INSURANCE AGENCY |ORVAL E.. MASON, MANAGER. GLASGOW, MONT. NOTAR.Y PUBLIC PHONE l6l FARM LOANS* REAL ESTATE* RENTALS - LUMBER For Sale Cheap A. E. SMITH East of Methodist Episcopal Church going to forget the slacker. We pre dicted while the Trar was being waged that every eligible man who was not in it would some day regret that he had taken no part. We expressed son row for the boy who was kept out of the ranks—and contempt for the man who dodged military duty. And here we are, a little more than a year since the armistice was signed—condemning a prize-fighter because he would not offer himself for service at a time when his country most needed him. The American Legion is fast be coming, if indeed it has not already be come, the greatest force in this coun try. It stands between us and an archy; it is what we shall have to depend upon to save us from the per plexities that grow out of war. In a few years its members will be run ning the country in every sense of the word— for they will be in charge of the great businesses, the banks, the lines of transportation, the farms and the shops and newspapers. And it ought to be mighty comforting to us to know that the United States is not going to the dogs as long as these four million American Legion boy» are dominating.— Williston Herald. ON THE WAY TO THE SCRA1 HEAP. In the presidential preference selec tion held in North Dakota, Gunder Olson, the regular republican candidate for national committeeman, received 22,786 votes and the nonpartisan league candidate, Ole H. Olson, 10, 759. A bitter and strenuous campaign was waged on both sides and the ma jority of more than 6,000 received by the regular republican candidate ever the leaguer is taken as a fair indica tion of the dissatisfaction of the peo ple jof North Dakota with the "Red Regime" of Townley and the other rad icals. The leaders of the league already recognize the difficulties ahead and have started their hot air pumps early in a frantic endeavor to save their wrecked and ruined party from relega tion to the garbage heap at the hands of the voters at the approaching No vember election. THE VIEW OF HUMPTY-DUMPTY. The biggest taxpayers in Valley county are boosting the road bond is sue. They can afford it but Deacon Humpty-Dunapty, whose taxes amount to comparatively little even though he should decide to pay them when they become delinquent, can't see it that way. Progress to his rather lop-sided intellect means nothing but graft. Honesty in an individual other than himself is a monstrous impossibility. Government of, for and by the Dea con might be satisfactory to the Dea con but would hardly raise a shout of enthusiasm from the multitude who are to be benefited by real progress. THE LEAGUE AND POLITICS. The Deacon claims in a front page article that the nonpartisan league is not in national politics. We very po litely and quietly agree with him. It has never been in any kind of poli tics unless politics may be construed as "shimmy-shaking" the farmers and the laborer out of hard earned money which might better be used in payment of seed grain obligations and other honest debts. Here's the greatest living optimist— the man who carries a corkscrew and a bottle opener on his keyring. THE ONLY EIGHT HONEST PER SONS IN THE WORLD. The Deacon has very graciously fa vored us with a copy of the "Repub licans Beware" dodger gotten out in the Noise office last evening. " The public is warned that all of the can didates for delegates on the republican ticket with the exception of the vir tuous eight are "Wet" candidates of the Kopper Krowd. Out of the millions and millions of people in the world, the astute and honest Deacon is the only one among them possessing sufficient supernaturr al powers to pick out honest men and women from the sinful rabble. Of course, it is possible for the Deacon himself to deal occasionally in a little high-lonesome orgie of plain and fan cy prevarication, the sin of which is readily forgiven by a highly elastic and useful conscience. The Deacon was born honest. He's so honest that all his neighbors take in their sidewalks every evening before dark. Heaven protect poor Hiram John son from his friends. If our govrnment is to stand invi olate, our congress and our legisla tures, our executive and administra tive officials and above all else our judiciary, must not be controlled by labor, by capital, nor even by self styled world reformers. We must re main a government of, for and by all of the people. Bryan says that he will accept the democratic presidential nomination if the party calls. As he is accustom ed to defeat, his selection would be timely. The next president will be a republican, very many democrats are frank enough to admit.—Winston Sal em (N. C.) Union Republican. The failure of the peace treaty has put Mr. Wilson down and out. When the allies said they would accept the senate reservations the president made the greatest political blunder of his life in obstinately refusing to improve his opportunity to secure ratification. —Burlington (la.) Hawk-Eye. "The Poor Rhodes Association" threw a fit about the bond issue in the last issue of the News. Deacon Humpty-Dumpty seems to be anti everything. If the railroad administration under McAdoo ran behind a million dollars and more a day, how much would the government of the United States run behind if he were president? Is the president more interested in keeping the authority derived from war legislation than ending the war? If you can't push your fellowman up the hill, keep your hands off. He needs no help going the other way. Cheer up, boys! There is a Hell! And everybody's going there but Rhodes! It's about the time of year to start "policing" up around the back yard. Many good roads converts are made in the midst of mud holes. '"Poor Rhodes" and "Good Roads" are direct opposites! My, how dusty the ocean is today. GLASGOW IS AT WORK UPON CAMPING PARK Park for Auto Tourists Furnised by City—Water, Lights and Fire places Being Installed. The special committee on tourist park from the chamber of commerce and city council has completed plans for the establishing of a tourist park at Glasgow. The men to do the work have been secured and started clean ing up the site. The site secured is city property and is located south and east of the ball park. The extension of water and electric lights from the city power house to the park has been arranged for. Toilet facilities will be built, underbrush along the river will be cleaned away so persons may fish from the banks of the river. The chamber of commerce has ap plied to the federal board of fisher ies for a supply of young food fish. It is hoped to have the Milk river an ideal fishing place. The matter of a place to cook meals has not been overlooked. It is the plan of the committees to install con crete fireplaces along the bank of the river. There will be plenty of free wood on hand at all times. It was realized that children traveling with a party of tourists like a change of recreation from riding to playing, so a children's playground is to be instal led. This accommodation will prove a big feature of the park as the par ents will have less trouble in keeping the children coptented while cooking meals or getting ready for the eve ning comfort. Signs will be installed along the main highways giving instructions as to the location of the park. This park is not only free to tourists, but also to farmers who come to Glasgow in their cars to stay over night. The committees are doing everything in their power to make the Glasgow park one of the best in the country. "Hitchcock for Président."— Head line. Frank, Raymond or the Senator? New York World. Society News Bp Oar Society Editor Stapleton-Madill. The marriage of Miss Lola Madill and Crescent E. Stapleton of Outlook, Montana, *took place in this city on Wednesday afternoon, April 21, at the Methodist parsonage. Rev. J. R. Jef fery officiated. Baptist Ladies' Aid to Meet Next Thursday. On Thursday afternoon the ladies rf the Baptist church will meet in the church. A cordial invitation is extend ed to all to meet with them. Mrs. C. H. Roberts and Mrs. Emory Pease will be the hostesses on this occasion, Order of Eastern Star To Meet on Monday Evening. The regular meeting of the Eastern Star chapter will be held in the Ma sonic hall on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Mesdames C. R. St. Clair, D. E. Parsons and L. E. Jones will serve on the refreshment committee. Wright-Hanson. On Wednesday afternoon, April 14, Miss Emma L. Hanson and Harry Wright, both of Vandalia, Montana, were united in marriage at the Meth odist parsonage in this city. Rev. J. R. Jefl'ery performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Wright will make their home on ranch near Vandalia. St. Matthews Guild Guests of Mrs. Rugg. On Thursday afternoon the ladies of St. Matthew's Guild were the guests of Mrs. S. L. Rugg at the Just Inn. The usual business session was held after which a social hour was en joyed and the hostess served a very dainty lunch. Ladies Aid of M. E. Church Met Wednesday. The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church met on Wednesday afternoon for a social session, and to sew for the local hospital. During the after noon the hostesses, Mrs. C. W. Kamp fer and Mrs. Rhodes, served a very nice lunch. The aid will meet again in two weeks. Entertains at Luncheon and Matinee. One of the most brilliant social events to take place in Glasgow this season, was the matinee-luncheon giv en Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. John M. Lewis. The picture, "Male and Female" is one of the best ever shown here. During the matinee, Miss Eva Anderson presided at the piano. A two course luncheon was served at Alsop's immediately after the show with about sixty guests seated at the tables. The palm room had been pre viously decorated for the occasion and with the green and roses, the room surely took on the appearance of spring. Missionary Tea at Home of Mrs. Rose Spears Thursday. A delightful afternoon was given this week at the home of Mrs. Rose Spears when a Missionary Tea was given for the members of the Congre gational Ladies' Aid and their friends. Three missionary talks were given. Miss Dickinson gave a short instruc tive address on the "Work of Our Women's Missionary Colleges" and Miss Florence Baber gave an inter esting account of her sister's work as a missionary in China. "Two American Missionaries in Turkey," was the subject of a talk given by Mrs. C. E. Hoppin. Dainty refreshments consisting of tea and wafers were served. CARD PARTY NEXT THURSDAY. A card party will be given at the Just Inn next Thursday evening, April 29th, by the St. Matthew's Guild. This will be the last card party of the season. Everybody is invited. ( ïïurch Directory Methodist. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morning worship at 11 a. m. Epworth league at 6:45 p. m. Evening service at 7:30. Prayer meeting on Wednesday eve ning at 7:45. A cordial invitation is extended to you to attend the services of the church. Rev. J. R. Jeffery, Lutheran. Sunday school and bible class at 10 a. m. Regular Sunday services at 11 a. m. Special music. Subject of > sermon, "Christian Education." Parents of our Sunday school children and others are invited to be present. Services at Nashua at 3 p. m. Services at Rose Hill at 8 p. m. A. N. Livdahl, Pastor. Reorganized Latter Day Saints. (Odd Fellows Hall) Most of our sick ones have recov ered and the attendance at our ser vices was considerably increased last Sunday—a good sized audience was present and listened to an excellent sermon in the evening by Elder Eli Bronson. Next Sunday, April 25th, the usual services. Sunday school at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Religio in the evening at 7:30, fol lowing the preaching service. If you will examine the message we bear, yuu will find it's a jewel most precious and rare. Jas. C. Page. Congregational. "Through God we shall do valiantjy." 11:00. Morning worship. Subject of address, "A Guiding Question." An them, "Break Forth Into Joy." Barn by. 12:00. Sabbath school. Thursday, 7:30. Midweek service. Beginning a series of addresses on "Things a ("ongregationalist Ought to Know." Saturday, 4:00. Junior Christian Endeavor. Subject of lesson, "Obey ing God's Commands." Prov. 4;20-23 (Consecration meeting.) Rhoda Jane Dickinson. Baptist. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 a. m. Four minute speeches will be made by several of the four -minute men and women giving a summary of the new world movement. All are invited to attend this service. An opportunity will be given to ask any questions about the movement. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening in the church. The Helping Hand society will meet TttïATRt I SPECIAL—MONDAY-TUESDAY, 26-27 First National Attraction Irrisistible Constance Talmadge —in— "Two Weeks" A Fast, Sparkling Comedy—6 reels Also Briggs Comedy 20c-40c WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 28-29 Fox Special Big Bill Farnum is back again and better than ever —in— "W olves the Night" A Thrilling Mining Story of United States South America—7 reels Also Major Allen Animal Picture Shows 7:30,9:15 20c - 40c, box 50c Saturday, April 24th GEO. WALSH "THE SHARK" Fox—5 parts Mutt & Jeff Cartoon Comedy Sunday, April 25th Paramount Artcfraft "THE MIRACLE OF LOVE" 2-reel Comedy Matinee ai 3:00 Monday-Tuesday, 26-27 CONSTANCE TALMADGE —in— "TWO WEEKS" \ Also Briggs Comedy Friday, April 30th ELSIE FERGUSON —in— "THE COUNTERFEIT" Also 2-reel Sennett Comedy CONING SOON ANITA STEWART, DUSTIN FARNUM, MARY PICKFORD In All New Productions. in the basement of the church Thurs day afternoon, April 29. E. B. Pease, Supt. Are You Happy? To be happy you must be we'll. If you are frequently troubled with con stipation you cannot be altogether happy. Take Chamberlain's Tablets to correct these disorders. They are prompt and effectual, easy and pleas ant to take. If you can't do a big thing for your home town, do a lot of little ones. VANDALIA SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. (By Phillip L. M. Carter) The petty differences which arise mm LüUSffi Here's a Dandy School Shoe It's just as nifty, just as well made and styl ish as Dad wears. They are the same make of shoe Dad used to wear when he was a boy and he'll tell you how good they are. You know "American Boy" shoes are made in Milwaukee and Milwaukee is the leather center of the United States. There the markers have first choice of the finest leathers and the most skilled work men in the country. For school and play and holiday—you w r on't find a better shoe than the "American Boy." They cost no more than other good shoes and they will give you a lot more of honest-to-goodness satisfaction and service. LE WIS- WED UM CO. Department Store Anent the education of our youth, At times become exalted to the skies Through mannerisms seemingly un couth. The fathers all—enraptured—stood and gaped, Why, why restrain, though budding sires aspire; Who knows but what the Future may proclaim ? "Presidential scions fanned their righteous ire!" That unborn generations might pos ses A fractious heritage in years to come, Reverting back to age of tooth and claw— For one another's beans they straightway swung! Within their loins potential manhood stirred; Well-captioned youth a state's foundation is; Through champions issueless the voice was heard Proclaiming "this and that, and that and this." Then to the courts—Oh, balm of sweet reditess! Come one, come all! the patient par ents flock; Hark to the sophistries of witness stand! Hark to the muttered protests from the dock.