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Congressman Riddick Writes of What
Is Being Done For Agricultural
Responding to an inquiry of the
Courier as to what especial construc
tive legislation was being accomplish
ed for the farmer at Washington,
Congresman Carl Riddick writes:
"I promised Montana farmers that
Bresident Harding would show a spec
ial interest in aiding agricultural in
terests. He has done this.
"Farming interests have been up
permost in the minds, both of Con
gress and the whole Administration.
In addition to the emergency tariff to
relieve agricultural producers, Con
gress has enacted a law increasing the
amount of funds available for farm
loans by the Federal Farm Loan bank.
This act has already made $20,000,000
available for farm loans, and this sum
will be increased. The bill to increase
the rate'of interest paid investors in
farm loan bank bonds has pased the
Senate and will pass the House in a
few days. This will enable these bonds
to compete in the market with com
mercial and industrial bonds, and
thereby further increase the funds of
the Farm Loan banks.
In order to expedite the financing
of stock raising interests, the Hard
ing administration took the initiative
in calling' conferences of prvate bank
ers to form a $50,000,000 fund to be
loaned cattle men on reasonable terms
and for a long time. The fund is ready
and loans are already being made.
Under the arrangements, credit can be
obtained for a maximum period of
two years.
"This makes $70,000,000 extra cred
it the Republican Administration and
Congress have provided for the farm
ers in the past 90 days.
There also was the administration
of the special $2,000,000 appropriation
for relief of the drought-stricken farm
ers of our own state of Montana and
neighboring territory, although the
bulk of it went to the farmers of Mon
tana. Secretary of Agriculture Wal
ace asumed personal supervision of the
handling of this loan and the money
was distributed in record time. With
in 17 days after the work started, all
the necesary machinery was set up,
and loans were being made. Over 14,
000 loans, aggregating $1,950,000,
were made, and over one million dol.
lars of the fund was loaned to farmers
of our own stated.
"There is some patience over the
delay in enactment of the packer reg
ulation bill and the grain futures bill.
In both cases haste might well mean
waste—of effort and time. These bills
touch basic economic principles and
should be modeled along the funda
mentally sound lines that underlie
such federal supervisory bodies as
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
The enactment of a hastily-drawn, ill
considered law would only breed dis
satisfaction and greater irritation a
mong all affected parties, and result
in needed changes at the next session
of Congress. When finally enacted,
these two laws will represent the con
sensus of opinion of all interested
parties, fair to all concerned and
possesing qualities of stability and
This Congress has created a joint
congresionai agricultural commission
as the result of conferences between
leaders of all the great farm organi
zations and leaders in Congress. The
comission is now at work and is au
thorized to make a report within 90
days. It is making a study—with a
view to recommending helpful legis
lation—of the economic problems of
the farmer such as marketing and
transportation facilities, financial re
sources and credits, relation of the
middlemen to the producer, etc.
"I have dwelt upon what the Con
gres has done because, as a member
of the dominant party of that body, I
must share in its responsibilities and
bear my proportion of whatever crit
icism is deserving. But I submit the
above record deserves praise instead of
criticism. None of the enumerated
legislation is partisan, even though it
were enacted by a Republican Con
gress! It benefits the Democrat quite
as much as the Republican. It in
jures no section of our great nation in
order to enrich some other section. I
rely upon the spirit of fair play and
sober judgment which are marked
characteristics of the people of Mon
tana to rebuke the partisan misrepre
sentations of the above notable list of
This Great Comedy Success Is to Be Presented on the Fourth Night by the Keighley
New York Players
Ellison-While presents something new for Chautuuqua
cities all over the country. It is a piny with lots of ac
-It Pays to Advertise." This big comedy success has brike'nÏÏny' 'iecVrTfo r c^!nu!!urru^\ 1 ' lr "' , " Ui ^-' 0,n,,i,I,y °" e ° f °-' r AmerIcan p,ny9 '
tlon, clean and wholesome, and abounding in funny situations
The Keighley New York Players, will give a complete
ul one and
tloi m-chaser.
^7 ^° rk ^ I>la r r >' W,11 t f lve a , CO ""^ te production of this splendid comedy, adequately staged in every «ay.
T 1k> cast is an nH-professlon
mirth-compeiling and a true
youre: not
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State Department Agriculture Will
Not Allow Business After Aug 1st.
Unless Licensed.
tJ ,
Helena, July „.3 Elevators and
grain handlers that have failed to com
ply with every requirement of the
laws and regulations of Montana by
August first, will thereafter be pre
vented fiom doing a cent's worth of j
business until they have so compiled,,
announces the State Department of;
Agriculture, Labor & Industry. With
»if r ^ C thimo, rapidly ' approaching, ;
the department is completing its prep
arations for the stringent enforcement
of all rules and regulations pertaining
to the handling and sale of grain in
A new departure this year is the
requirement that every public ware
house furnish a sworn statement,
monthly, as to its condition. Unless
the department is satisfied that there
is an, ample margin of protection to
owners of storage tickets, additional
bonds will be demanded, failure to'ed,
furnish which will mean the warehouse
will be closed.
The Division of Grain Standards
and Marketing, which has charge of
this work, is busy at present issuing
licenses and 'receiving bonds frorri
dealers and handlers of grain. Any
person who handles grain in carlots
and fails to secure a license operates
at the risk of being fined and im
Grain on storage can be taken only
by a person or firm licensed as a pub
lic warehouseman. A license as a
"track buyer" entitled the holder only
to buy grain and not operate a ware
house or elevator. A "grain dealer"
license entitled the holder to operate
a private warehouse, but not to take
grain on storage. Every person or
firm, who engages in the business of
negotiating sales or contracts for
grain, or of making sales or purchases
for a commission, must first obtain
a "broker's" license.
Expert sales testers from the de
partment are now busy testing track,
wagon, dump, portable and grain
tester's scales used by elevators and
grain buyers. Scales found correct
are labeled "approved"; those in bad
order are labeled "rejected". Opera
tors of these scales must have a
weighman's license issued by the de
partment, and any weighman who ne
glects or carelessly weighs grain or
who inaccurately weighs it, is subject
to prosecution, punishable by both fine
and imprisonment.
If farmers are not satisfied with the
grade given their wheat, or if they be
ieve the dockage is excessive, at the
time the grain is delivered they and
the elevator man should take an
agreed sample of not less than a quart
and send it to the Chief Inspector, Di
vision of Grain Standards and Mar
keting, Great Falls or Bozeman. His
decision is final and the elevator must
either accept his finding or cease do
ing business. Furthermore, it is sub
ject to prosecution for failure to com
ply with his order.
Federal Grades and rules control
in Montana on grades of wheat and
also on dockage. It might be well to
remember that broken kernels of the
same grade and variety are not consid
ered dockage. Chaff, dirt, weed seeds
and grain of other varieties such as
oats in wheat, are considered dock
The state law requires elevators
and public warehousemen to keep on
file a copy of all grades, rules and
regulations and to have posted in a
conspicuous place a placard notice
that: "A copy of Montana grades,
rules and regulations is on file here
for information of interested parties."
Patrons have a right to consult this
A public warehousemen must re
ceive storage and shipment, without
discrimination of any kind so far as
the capacity of his warehouse will per
mit, all grain tendered him in the
usual course of business in suitable
condition for storage. A warehouse
receipt must be delivered to the own
er. Upon the return of this receipt
by the owner, to the warehouseman
and payment of all advances and le
gal charges, the warehouseman must
deliver within 48 hours grain of the
grade and quantity set forth in the
receipt, or he shall deliver the grain
at a terminal market point, or the
■equivalent value thereof on that date,
less any freight charges to the ter
Public warehousemen are prohibit
directly or indirectly, by any spec
ial charge, rebate, or other device
from collecting or receiving from any
person a greater or lesser compensa
tion, for any service rendered, than he
demands or receives from any other
person for a similar service under sub
stantially similar circumstances. A
warehouseman is prohibited from giv
mg any unreasonable preference or
advantage to any person or subjecting !
any person to any undue or unreas
onable prejudice or disadvantage. A
warehouseman convicted of violating I
this provision is subject to punishment '
of both fine and imprisonment.
... , . , , , „
A big show with hundreds of wild
and domesticated animal actors to
gether with a great array of speciality
acts, a complete performance, includ
ing » host of clowns. Palmer Bros.
are presenting in their big three ring
wild animal show this Season perform
mir lions, ticrers. leormrds. pumas,
ing lions, tigers, leopards,
jaguars, bears, elephants, camels,
llamas, horses, ponies, dogs, goats,
sheep, lambs, monkeys, leaping ponies
and dogs, carier pigeons, and many
acts of a smaller character.
The big show travels in its own
train, fully and modernly equipped
cars, unquestionably the finest in the
show world. Thousands of people can
view the performanoe at one time and
the seating so arranged that every vis
itor to the show can witness each act
to advantage.
Be sure and be in town early on
exhibition day that you may witness
the erecting of the tents and the un
loading of the wild animals Monday,
August 1.
What To Do When Bilious.
Eat no meats and lightly of other
food. Take three of Chamberlain's
Tablets to cleanse out your stomach
and tone up your liver. Do this and
within a day or two you should be
feeling fine.
Courier Advertisements are profit
able reading.
Public Health Surgeon Believes That
Research Work By State's Experts
Should Continue.
, ,
fever investigation, conducted in Hel- i
ena by Dr. E. D. Hitchcock, state bac- !
teriologist. j
U. S. Will Assist. !
A recommendation that the United
States public health service give Mon
tana $26,000 yearly for the next two
years to support the state's campaign
to eradicate spoted fever will be made
to the bureau by Dr. Thomas Parran,
Jr., sent to Montana from Washing,
ton, D. C., to make a survey of the sit
This announcement was made in
Helena Thursday by Dr. W. F. Cogs
well, secretary of the state board of
health, who accompanied Dr. Parran
to Misoula and to the Bitter Root val
ley, where field investigations have
been carried on for six years by Dr.
R. R. Parker .asistant state entomol
ogist. Dr. Parran also studied the la
boratory work of the state's spotted
telegraphed to Dr. Cogswell its wil
lingness to assist the state and invited
suggestions as to the form the assist
ance should take. Dr. Cogswell urged
that a representative of the service
be sent to study the work already done,
sugesting that financial assistance
would be most welcome. Dr. Parran
! was the man chosen to make the in
vestigation. He supports Dr. Cogs
well's proposals in every way
High tribute was paid by Dr. Par
ran to the work done bv Dr. Parker
and Dr. Hitchcock for the state. He
believes thier research is so valuable
it should not be interrupted or inter
fered with and will urge that the gov
eminent support their efforts at once,
| ^ the suggestion of the Missoula
Rotary club Dr. Cogswell may go to
Washington with Dr. Parran to fur
t her present the facts of the desira
bility of continuing the state's work,
Dr. Cogswell ranks as a major in the
federalpublic health service and has
U. S. Will Assist.
The federal health service recently
an extensive acquaintance among the
officials of the bureau.
Not Much Money.
Ayearly appropriation of $2(5,000
from the government, supplementing
the state's meager oppropriation of
$9,000 will make possible throrough in
vestigation and extensive research re
garding the strange disease that has
proved to be so deadly in the Bitter
Root valley. Of 11 cases this year
there have been ten deaths.
The state's appropriation is mainly
for control work, Dr. Cogswell said.
It is hoped the government money will
be apropriated for investigation and
research purposes.
Dr. Parran left Helena Thursday for
Joplin, Mo. Should Dr. Cogswell go
to Washington in relation to the spot
ted fever proposals, he will be joined
there by Dr. Parran.
"That new nurse of ours must be
a Bowery product. She speaks of the
nursery as the 'noisery.' "
"Well, I rather think that's the way
it should be pronounced."— Boston
Beef Also In Demand—State Will
Market 250,000 Muttons and
125,000 Steers.
Montana flockmasters will market
about 250,000 lambs this year at a
price approvimately 10 cents a pound
on foot, it was estimated Tuesday by
• Poöle of Townsend, who confer
red with Governor Joseph M. Dixon
regarding the livestock situation in the
state. The lambs, Mr. Poole said, will
average t>0 to 70 pounds because of
the excellent condition of the range.
The state also will ship about 125,
000 steers, he said, and he predicted
prices of 8 to 10 cents a pound on foot,
fhe steers also will reach the market
in excelent shape because of the fine
feeding conditions and should average
1,200 pounds.
Try New Plan.
M. Poole's company has employed a
new plan in cattle shipments to Chi
cago, he said. When sending steers
direct from the ranch to the stock
yard they suffered shrinkage as high
as 137 pounds each. The company
then tried the experiment of unload",
ing them outside Chicago and feeding
them on fresh green grass for a couple
of days. Two days' feeding on 11 car
loads reduced the shrinkage to 37
pounds per animal. He believes
longer feeding, say three or four days,
would bring the steers back to the
weight checked at the starting point.
His company has bought 300Ö acres
of good pasture near Chicago for that
A great need of sheepmen in Mon
tana is to get satisfactory loans to
buy more young ewes of fine wool
varieties. Mr. Poole said. The ewe
lambs of right variety are being kept
this year wherever the owners are in
position to retain them, but that, he
said, was insufficient. Thousands of
young ewes are for sale in Oregon at
$5.50 and $6 and the Montana sheep
men are in the market, but financial
conditions are such that they are un
able to negotiate suitable credits, al
though in perfectly solvent circum
Big Hay Crop.
The governor expressed the hope
that financial arrangements could be
made to bring in the ewes to restock
the state's sheep ranges and said he
, might be interestd in about 500 for
i his own pläc on the shores of Flat
! head lake near Poison.
j Mr. Poole also pointed out that ad
! vantageous purchases could be made
i by cattlemen of this state from herds
in the southwest, where feeding con
ditions have been bad because of a
drouth. Montana's grass lands are in
the best shape of many years and the
supply of hay for winter feeding is
equal to any demands that may be
made on it. It is estimated by F. W.
Beier, federal crop statistician for
Montana, that the hay crop will be
2,100,000 tons. There is still on the
farms a total of 700,000 tons of hay
from last year's crop.
Unusual opportunities are before
state stockmen if proper arrangements
for credit can be completed, Mr. Poole
The Whiners.
I don't mind the man with red-blooded
At a real of fancied wrong:
I can stand for the chap with the
grouch, if he's quick
To drop it when joy comes along;
I have praise for the fellow who says
what he thinks,
Though his thoughts may not fit
with mine,
But spare me from having to mix with
the ginks
Who go through the world with a
I am willing to listen to sinner or saint
Who is willing to fight for his
And there's something sometimes in
an honest complaint
That the soul of me reaally delights,
For kickers are useful and grouches
are wise,
For their purpose is frequently fine,
Y ou'll get somewhere
with a pipe and P. A.!
Start fresh all over again at the beginning! Get a
pipe!—and forget every smoke experience you ever had
that spilled the beads! For a jimmy pipe, packed
brimful with Prince Albert, will trim any degree of
smokejoy you ever registered! It's a revelation!
Put a pin in here! Prince Albert can't bite your
tongue or parch your throat. Both are cut out by our
exclusive patented process. So, just pass up any old
idea you may have stored away that you can't smoke a
pipe! We tell you that you can—and just have the time
pf your life on every fire-up—if you play Prince Albert
for packing!
What P. A. hands you in a pipe it will duplicate in a
home-made cigarette! Gee—but you'll have a lot of
fun rolling 'em with Prince Albert; and, it's a cinch
because P. A. is crimp cut and stays put!
Fringe Albert
Prince Albert is
told in toppy red
bags, tidy red tins,
handsome pound
and half pound tin
humidors and in the
pound crystal glass
humidor with
sponge moistener
Copyright 1921
by R. J. Reynold!
Tobacco Co.
Wins ton-Sal em,
the national joy smoke
But spare me from having to mix with
the guys
Who go through the world with a
whine. —Selected.
Mrs. Linda Harrod Endorses Cham
berlain's Tablets.
"I suffered for years with stomach
trouble and tried everything I heard
of but the only relief I got was tem
porary until last spring I saw Cham
berlain's Tablets advertised and pro
cured a bottle of them from our drug
I. H. C.
Summer Fallow
I have what you want, and
what you need to do up-to-date
farming. Come in and look the
line over, as the only way to farm
successfully is by the use of ad
vanced methods and the most
efficient Tools.
Be Provident
Insure Your Crop Against
Call and see us about it and we
will convince you that hail insur
ance is good business.
Farmers-Stockgrowers Bank;
"Teach your dollars to have more cents"
gist. I got immediate relief from that
dreadful heaviness and pain in the
stomach after eating. Since taking
two bottles I can eat anything I want
without distress" writes Mrs. Linda
Harrod, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Doctor—"Hang that telephone—i'
was too late."
Wife—"What, was the patient dead,
j Doctor—"Dead? No, he was all
right again."—London Opinion.

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