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Ès ,«smsS? o W .v \* >V X WW Hodkinson m t W WW A 1 r ^ S\\# ..vÄ« A * fis .y: Robert W DeForest Louis G. Tifïany Art Leaders Realize an Ideal—Screen will Viv ify World's Master pieces and Bring Them to Your Door. By George Hitzler AT last, the world's greatest paintings, the works of art which depict the world's great stories, can be enjoyed by every body, The wonderful pictures in the art galleries of Europe and America which in the past could he seen and appreciated only l'y those fortunate enough to be able to visit the gal leries, are to be galvanized into life and motion and made available to every community large enough to have a motion picture theatre. In a word, the work of motion-pic turing not only the original great paintings hut the stories they tell is now under way. The motion picture steps into this field of art so that it may be enjoyed by all. First of A New Series "The Beggar Maid" is the first of a series of moving pictures designed to familiarize the public with the great est canvasses in the leading galleries of the world. It comes to the screen sponsored by a most distinguished advisory board of artists, critics and art patrons, consisting of: Robert W. DcForest, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Francis C. Jones, treas urer of the National Academy of De sign; Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Edwin H. Blashfield, president of the National Academy of Design; Charles Dana Gibson, president of the Society of Illustra tors; editor of "Life"; Robert Altken, TJTeRural Roundup Items Sent in By The Courier's Special Corps of News Gatherers BARR A number of friends very happily surprized Miss Helen Clark Sunday when they came bringing a dinner ready to serve. Covers wex*e laid for nine. The occasion was Miss Clark's birthday. Word has been received from Min neapolis that Miss Ella Markus, for merly of this community, is sick at the General hospital there, where she is a student nurse. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hockley were trading at Genevieve Friday. Ernest Lauschoot visited at the Harry Hockley ranch Wednesday. Charles Rogers received a thorough wetting when crossing Rock creek, his horse attempted to climb the op posite bank but slipped, turning a complete somersault. Hilmer Lund and August Ness were at Genevieve Tuesday. Rock and Crow creeks were safe for crossing Wednesday, but the day fol lowing the water rose again making it impossible for the children living on the east side to attend school. Mike DeWallsche was trading at Genevieve Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Anders Hoist attended the "Arizona Cowboy" and dance at Genevieve Friday. Ed Bundus of Hinsdale arrived Sat urday and will spend the week with his sister, Mrs. Hoist. During his stay he will put his car in order and drive it back when he returns. Elmer Random is now at the Albert Chesterson place on Willow creek. John Baldwin is working for Harry Gordon, we are told. Mr. Gordon is running the McColly home ranch. Hilmer Lund drove to Hinsdale on Wednesday, taking in August Ness, who had his thumb and first finger badly mangled when settnig fence posts. Mr. Ness put out his hand to steady a post; Mr. Lund did not see Mr. Ness' hand and let the 16-pound maul swing onto the post. GENEVIEVE John Coulter, accompanied by his wife, went to Hinsdale with Ole Carl son Friday. Mr. Coulter was taken violently ill Wednesday night and he was mov^d to town where he could receive medical attention. A good old time chivaree was ten dered Mr. and Mrs. Ward (nee Flora Kelly) when a gay crowd went to the George Rutherford place where the young people are keeping house. Mrs. Roy Jones severely cut her hand and arm when attempting to open a window at her home Sunday. Her hand slipped, breaking the glass. First aid was given, and although a painful injury Mrs. Jones is getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson were the \J 7Ae Bashful Suitor ill r Màry A$tor 'TÂe^ïoun^ Pointer ■ president of the Sculptors' Society of America; Louis C. Tiffany, founder of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Founda tion, and Daniel Chester French, famous sculptor. This production tells the love story back of the famous painting by Sir guests at the Roy Jones ranch Satur-j day and Sunday and on account of the storm Sunday were unable to return home until Monday. We are informed that Alec Fladland will move his family this fall from the Walter Frazer place where they are now located, to a homestead near Malta. Mr. Stanfield plans to go with the Fladland family. A great deal of credit is due Mrs. George Parsons, who so materially assisted in making the "Arizona Cow boy" a success, by arranging the scenery for the play. Mrs. Albert Johnson was in charge of the cos tumes and "Rudy" Hamry was door keeper. Ova Knudson and Major Hickok rode north Tuesday looking after horses. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson were Hinsdale visitors Saturday. Miss Donna McColly and Reginald Tuttle came from Glasgow on No. 3 Friday. Miss McColly will visit her parents at their river ranch and Reg inald Tuttle went to his home north of Hinsdale. George Hickok went to Hinsdale with a load of grain Wednesday. NORTH BENCH Floyd Meek began work Monday for P. A. West. Mr. Jacobs passed through here on business last Sunday. Bessie Gray spent her week of va cation at the D. A. Meek home. H. C. Foss, Frank Dernback and P. A. West transacted business in Nash ua Saturday. Willie Copeland spent Thursday af ternoon and evening with the Meek boys. Tho school board thought it best to close the Victory school for one t week on account of several cases of I flu among the school children. We are glad to report the John 1 Knaff and D. A. Meek families are recovered from the flu and able to | attended school. This neighborhood was well repre sented in Glasgow on Saturday, April 8th. Among those in town were John Knaff, Mrs. Anna Knaff, H. C. Foss, Mrs. D. A. Meek and son Arthur, and Bessie Gray and J. D. Anderson. On account of sickness in several families this community could not send many to the farm bureau meet ing at the Copeland school house on Thursday evening. We are glad to report a fair sized crowd which en | joyed the lectures. j Fred Swingle ground feed on Mon j day. j Mrs. Anna Knaff is not recovering : as quickly as the other flu patients, .but is still confined to her bed. I Henry and Ed Ollinger have been ( busy digging a well on their father's : place before spring work begun. I Alfred Moum and family spent ! Good Friday with the Charley Olson | family. Mrs. J. D. Anderson has been en tertaining her sister the past week. She stopped off on her way from Washington to Flaxville. j I LOWER WHITE WATER j W. H. Falls was a Saco visitor on j Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Osier were Saco shoppers on Saturday. Edward Burne-Jones which now hangs in the Tait Gallery, I.ondon— a masterpiece which itself is an in terprctation of Tennyson's poem of King Cophetua and his beggar maid queen. ^ ^ Back of tills series Ts the most am Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Busche and sons were guests at the A. M. Strommen home on Easter Sunday. The Joe Albus and Hans Waal fam ilies spent Sunday with the Osier fam i'y Harold Wang and Miss Anna An derson of near Whitewater spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Glas cock. Chas. Palm spent Sunday with his family in Saco. C. T. Glascock, A. M. Strommen and O. C. Busche spent Monday and Tues day dehorning and branding cattle. Mrs. A. M. Strommen and children spent Monday at the C. T. Glascock home. John Sonne visited on the East bench on Sunday. Everett Hanson is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Verbeck and attending the Huntley school. Mrs. John Olson and daughters were the guests of Miss Anna Harlitz on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanson and children and Chas. Lind spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Verbeck. W. R. Tatham and Lewis Verbeck were Saco visitors on Thursday. Levi Osier and Lewis Verbeck were calling on the East bench Friday. Mrs. O. C. Busche and sons spent several days in town this week. C. T. Glascock and John Sonne were Saco shoppers on Tuesday. (Too late for last week.) Mr. and Mrs. Levi Osier spent Monday and Tuesday of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hetrick in the north country. John Sonne returned from Wallace, S. D., last week and is looking after his interests in this vicinity, Ray Carter called at the Glascock home on Thursday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoyer and son spent several days last week at the Levi Osier home. Mrs. Osier and Mrs. Hoyer spent Saturday with Mrs. Hans Waal. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanson and children spent Monday with the C. T. Glascock family. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Verbeck moved into the Huntley house the first of the week, where they will reside dur ing the school term. Mrs. Verbeck opened the Huntley school for a three months' term on Monday, with six pupils enrolled. Ole Lowe went to Saco on Saturday. Ray Carter was a Saco visitor on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. T. Osier were Saco shoppers on Thursday. MARKET REVIEW (Quinn-Shepherdson Co.) After quite a long period of hesi tancy and doubt, all of the wheat mar kets were finally encouraged by the continued difficulties in securing suf ficient contract grades, and during the latter part of the week prices ad vanced sensationally. Fears of a squeeze in making deliveries induced also additional outside buying with offerings and receipts continuing very light, Aiding the advance were rumors of large lines of wheat purchased for bitious plan thus far attempted to humanize the great paintings of all ages and at the same time preserve to the utmost the entertainment val ues so necessary to a successful pre sentatlon on the screen. Twelve paintings in all will be picturized, and May delivery by eastern interests and the failure of Nebraska shipments to meet the specified contract grade. Important sales of new crop wheat varying from a million to two million bushels were reported. Abandonment of considerable southwestern acreage is claimed and there are some observ ers who regard as bullish the delayed seeding in the northwest. Corn and oats markets were char acterized by very light receipts at all markets and a fairly good demand for spot deliveries, for which premiums are strong. Some export demand has been in evidence with Germany and Russia generally reported as the buy ers. Argentine offerings are now in competition for the export trade, and in view of the large corn stocks at Minneapolis, Duluth, Chicago and Milwaukee, awaiting the opening of navigation, there are possibilities of a slower demand in the event that our foreign sales are restricted. The Ar gentine crop, however, appears mere ly to be an average one. Although the seeding period is com paratively somewhat backward, we cannot now regard the Northwestern situation as alarming. It has been pointed out that the 1915 crop, with seeding extending beyond May 1st, turned out to be the second largest wheat crop on record. While it must be acknowledged that at present there seem to be difficulties in securing wheat for May and possibly July de liveries, such a strained situation can quickly change and is always dis counted by the advanced price. It seems to us that in all probability the markets will be governed mostly by new crop conditions which are not un favorable and which with clearer wea ther forecasted should improve. To counteract good crop conditions an unusual demand must develop, and with the exception of a possible tem porary squeeze, a sensational demand is not in prospect. TO THE PASQUE FLOWER (Anemone Patens) Commonly called the Prairie Crocus. Those stars around Orion we see, ! The clusters in the Peliade, j Or the diamond dust strewing the Milky Way, j Are eclipsed by the glow of a warm I spring day. When the prairie billows blossom forth jWith the exquisite beauty of the flow er of the north. j Above the fruitful plain, I Soon to wave with golden grain, This delicate chalice so graceful and frail Is fit to stand for the Holy Grail, j Which Arthur of old and his valiant knights, j In seeking f,, Vi rose to such valorous heights. April 20. 1922. —Spring Buddy. CERTAIM.v HARD TO PLEASE The Democrats declared that noth ing would come of the limitation of armaments conference, and now they are chagrined that something did.— Prescott (Ariz.) Journal Miner. "The Beggar Maid" has been fol lowed by "The Bashful Suitor" by Joseph Israels and "The Young Paint er" by Rembrandt. "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, and other sub jects are already in course of prep aration. FORT PECK HOMESTEAD ERS MEET AT BAINVILLE Minutes of the General Meeting of the Fort Peck Homesteaders As sociation Held April 11th. Meeting was called to order by the temporary chairman, H. O. Hendrick son. Upon motion the election of perma nent officers took place at once and the following were elected: President— W. D. Wilkinson, Flax ville, Mont. Vice President— H. O. Hendrickson, Homestead, Mont. Secretary—W. A. Ostrom, Baylor, Mont. Treasurer— G. C. Wagner, Reserve, Mont. A motion was made and seconded and carried that the president ap point a committee of three to draw resolutions as a memorial to Congress praying for relief for settlers on the Fort Peck Reservation. H. C. Dick of Lustre, II. O. Hendrickson of Home stead, and O. B. Moore of Larslan were duly appointed on this commit tee and by special request Mr. Geo. Bolster of Plentywood acted in an advisory capacity with the commit tee. An auditing committee consisting of H. C. Dick of Lustre, H. R. Bjork lund of Nashua and Frank Metzler of Flaxville was duly elected. It was moved and carried unani mously that we extend a vote of thanks to Mr. H. O. Hendrickson for his work on the reservation in getting this meeting called. A rough survey of the money now subscribed for the furtherance of this cause revealed about $1,200 in the hands of the townshipmen. It was moved and duly carried that a committee of three be appointed to draft a questionnaire to obtain from the settlers first hand information of conditions now existant upon the res ervation. Mr. Freeburg of Medicine Lake and Rex. I. Nichols of Lustre were appointed. A. P. Smerud, banker of Flaxville, Mont., and Carl Bull, banker of Redstone, Mont., acted in conjunction with this committee. A constitutional committee consist ing of O. B. Moore of Larslan, H. C. Dick of Larslan, L. A. Parks of Nash ua. Mandley Evensen of Homestead, and Frank Metzler were duly ap pointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. It was moved that the meeting ad journ for one hour for noon. At 1:00 p. m. meeting was again duly called to order. It was moved and seconded that the minutes of this meeting be printed and distributed to the townshipmen and also to the commercial clubs. Mo tion carried. Following this G. M. Hedderich, an engineer of the Fort Peck Reserva tion, representing conjunctively the Indians and the Commercial Club of Poplar, gave a very interesting and instructive review of the relations of Fort Peck Indians to the U. S. Gov The picturization of this series was the idea of a young southern girl, Miss Vera Hoyer, who has herself ap peared on the screen and whose in dominatable energies resulted in the formation of the advisory board. The series reaches the screen through W. \V. Hodkinson, a pioneer in the movement. The actual productions are being handled by Triart Produc tions, and are being taken under the direction of Herbert Blaché and Le jaren â Hiller, the latter a well known figure in the art circles of New York. "No one who has the best interest of art truly at heart can help but feel a deep interest in this innova tion in motion pictures," says Mr. Tiffany, one of the greatest art con noisseurs of America, after he had witnessed a two-reel film, the exteri ors of which had been taken on his own Long Island estate. "I firmly believe it will have an epoch-making offect on the entire moving picture industry, for it is the first serious ef fort to iink the picture in motion with the greatest canvasses of all times. Value is Incalculable "From an educational standpoint, the value of these pictures is incal culable. They constitute a vizualiza tion of the- very wellsprings of in spiration and will bring great paint ings nearer the homes of the masses than any other force ever contem plated." ► The title part in "The Beggar Maid" is played by Mary Astor, a sixteen-year-old actress. Before this picture was filmed, a careful scen ario was prepared, constructed upon the story of King Cophetua and the legend on which Tennyson based Iiis poem. Burne-Jones is shown in a reverie over a volume of verse, and when his neighbor, a young English Earl, bursts Into praise of the match less beauty of the daughter of one of his tenants, the idea of the painting unfolds in the painter's imagination. ernment, and touched upon the facts which we would have to bear in mind when seeking relief, and our petition was then altered to conform with Mr. Hedderich's suggestions and a peti tion was duly drawn and accepted as follows: "To the Honorable Carl W. Riddick, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. "We, the undersigned, homesteaders on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, do hereby petition the Honorable Sen ate and House of Representatives of the United States, at Washington, D. C., to extend the time of payment of twenty years, and also petition that patents he issued to said purchasers for the land purchased by them." Upon motion, duly carried, H. O. Hendrickson was allowed his expenses for his work in arousing interest in and getting this meeting together. His land purchased by us on said Reserva tion from the Government, for a term not to exceed twenty (20) years, and petition the Government to advance us the money required to purchase this, said money advanced us to bear interest at five per cent (5%) per annum, and to be repaid at any time within the above mentioned period of expenses in attending this meeting were also allowed. A motion was made, seconded and carried that the petition be sent by mail to Washington, D. C. Y es, Nr. Edison You're Correct "The higher you go in civiliza tion, the less actual money you see. It is all bills and checks." That's because a checking ac count appeals to the good sense of everyone. It costs nothing, does away with the carrying of large sums and provides an ac curate record of expenditures. If you haven't a checking ac count now, open one with us. Farmers-Stockgrowers Bank "Teach your dollars to have more cents" He seeks out the beautiful peasant girl, and, having obtained her con sent to pose as the beggar maid, promptly enlists the services of the Earl as King Cophetua. Answers Insistent Demand ? "Subjects of this kind will do more to answer the insistent demand for better pictures on the part of both press and public alike, than all the promises producers can make," de clares Mr. Hodkinson. "Until this series came along, the masses had to look to indifferently done reproduc tions for their conception of the mas terpieces of art. Here, on the screen, they witness the actual moving Im pulses back of the painting. They see the artist at work on it, and fol low every stroke of the brush in a vivid picturization of his subject. Whether or not the public likes this sort of picture received a decisive an swer in its New York showings, which elicited a degree of critical appreciation seldom accorded even the big features of the screen." From the standpoint of the art gallery, Mr. Francis C. Jones, one of the trustees of the Metropolitan Mu seum, declares that the great mas terpiece series will awaken a tre mendously increased interest in art. "By bringing the famous paint ings of the world of art to life," said he, "by giving them motion and by outlining the stories back of them, the motion picture can do much to en courage the study of art. "Perhaps we shall find in this new medium of expression an agency that will bring about a greater apprecia tion of art than we in this country have ever before known. It should mean an increase in the attendance at galleries and art schools alike, for it will bring an enlightened understand ing to many thousands whose con ception of our greatest paintings has heretofore been limited to inadequate reproductions." Motion reconsidered and lost. Motion duly made that a delegate be sent to Washington, D. C. Carried. It was then moved that W. A. Os trom be sent to Washington, 1). C., for the good of the cause, which was carried by acclamation. It was further ordered that Secre tary W. A. Ostrom represent the Fort Peck homesteaders at Poplar at the meeting of the Indian Welfare Asso ciation, which meeting is to be held soon. The treasurer was ordered to se cure surety bonds in the amount of ?1,000 payable to the association and to file same with the secretary. Ex pense of securing bonds to be borne by the association. Upon motion the commercial clubs on and near the Reservation were in vited to send a common delegate for the good of the cause to Washington, D. C. A roll call of the meeting showed that there were present 35 township men, representing practically every township in the Reservation. There were delegates present from the com mercial clubs of Oswego, Wolf Point, Poplar, Bainville, Plentywood, Red stone and Flaxville. We are greatly indebted to the able assistance and whole-souled co-operation of these commercial club men. Upon motion meeting adjourned. W. A. OSTROM, Secretary.