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Gow During Chautauqua Veck.—August 6th to 11th — Six Big Joyous Days Wo Misc. ^ «"«* ~mn% The Glasgow Courier Don't Forget the Glasgow Chautauqua Dates — Aug 6th to 11th—Six Big Days of Splendid Entertainment VOLUME XVIII. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 4, 1922. NUMBER 15 COUNTY WILL HARVEST SPLENDID GRAIN CROP All Small Grains Promise Handsome Yield with. Harvest on Winter Wheat and Rye Practically Completed. — County Yield Estimated at 3,000,000 Bushels of Wheat with Flax, Barley and Corn all in Excellent Condition. Plan to Handle Labor Situation Through Agent. Judging from the traffic on the roads to the northern part of the coun- ] ty the past week Valley county is en tering up to one of the largest har vests since 1915. L. A. Hanson of Baylor has sold sixteen headers so far this season and his territory is Baylor and Opheim. The Case Thresh ing Machine company is having trou ble to get threshing machines in fast enough. Their local manager reports 30 separators and 12 tractors sold this summer. Last Thursday the reporter met six headers on their way out of Nashua. All this goes to show how the farmers are preparing themselves to handle this year's crop. The state crop report shows that the state is to harvest as big a crop as it did in 1915 and Valley county is not going to less en the state's average. The winter wheat and rye harvest is over and some little threshing done. From results thus far, indications are that winter wheat is of extra No. 1, being of good weight and color and yielding 20 to 25 bushels to the acre. Fall rye is not far behind, with a yield of 15 to 18 bushels, with exceptionally large, well filled and plump kernels. This grain was all stubbled in and with those yields the spring wheat prospect is promising. The winter wheat and rye has good, long straw and has stood up well. The acreage of spring wheat is above the average this year and with present prospects Valley county should produce 3,000,000 bushels of wheat this year. The average of Marquis is much increased over last year and the dur uras have lost to a similar extent. From general observation 80 to 85 per cent of the wheat in the county will be Marquis. It is no uncommon sight to see 80 to 100 acre fields of Maiquis standing on an average over four feet high and pared summer fallow or corn land, with heads averaging 6 to 8 kernels to the row and 8 to 10 rows long. These fields are on properly pre This year better than any other shows up the good farming methods. Men who are practicing the proper method of tillage are receiving rewards for their labor with interest. The wheat harvest is on in the southern part of the county with satisfaction to the grower. will be on next week in Baylor, Lars lan and Lustre communities and a week later at Opheim, Glentana and Thoeny. Two communities in the county deserve special mention for generally good crops—Vandalia and Lustre. There are several fields in these communities that will make 30 bushels and more. For heart failure a person should ride through these com munities and take a look at some of the fields of Marquis. If you are in the Lustre community look at Mr. Dahl's or Mr. Olfert's fields and there are many others too. At Vandalia Mr. Reed and several of his neighbors have splendid fields. Flax is very promising in filling and the stands are heavy. The acreage is much increased over last year. The crop has just finished blooming, with some fields about ready to harvest. Victory oats looks by far the more promising than any other variety. The acreage is about normal but the fields promise above the normal yield. There is a great growth of straw and the heads are in preparation Barley, where the right kind of bar ley is being raised, is a surprise to everyone. Most people complain of barley being short, but they should see the field of A. A. Dick of Lustre. It stands over four feet on the average and promises a yield of 60 bushels to the acre. Think of the hog and stock feed that Mr. Dick is producing per acre with his registered Hannchen bar ley. Everyone would raise a few acres of barley if they could see Mr. Dick's field. The corn crop is good and the acre age is above normal. Lots of fields are all tasseled out and some are al ready silked out. The encouraging fact about corn is that the fields are growing larger. A few years ago it was common to see two to five acre fields, now it is 10 to 25 and some 80 acre fields. This is one crop that the farmer can always depend upon as a feed crop and should be grown more and used as a form of insurance re serve in stock feeding. The present indications are that there may be a shortage of labor. Ev ery effort possible is being made by the county agent, state labor office and federal labor bureau to correct the condition. If it gets critical plans wili be worked out to recruit labor from the towns to help take care of the crops so they will not spoil. A large number of headers will he used and this means that grain will be stacked. This will help to relieve the situation which might develop if grain congestion at the local elevators occurs due to the railroad strike. It would be well for farmers to consider that point and either stack their grain or be prepared to store it on their farms. With the second largest crop in the history of the state to remove this last question is worth thought. as a The harvest of spring wheat a if It LOCAL OIL COMPANY DRILLING LINE BUTTE Glasgow Exploration Company Has Well Down 100 Feet on Lime Butte Structure. With a hole now down about one hundred feet and good progress being made each day the heads of the Glas gow Exploration company, now drilling for oil on the Lime Butte structure, southwest of Glasgow, are very much elated over the prospects of early suc cess. The past week has been the incor poration of the old organization known as the Glasgow Oil & Gas company, into a new company known as the Glasgow Exploration company. The reason, as explained by the incorpora tors, is that under the state corpora tion laws every investor is absolutely safe from any and all claims that may arise in event of any failure of the company to meet its obligations. In other words the investor who puts in a certain sum of money cannot be as sessed or levied on in any way for ad ditional funds if those funds are need ed. It was with the idea of safety to the investor that the change was de cided upon and completed. The capital stock of the new organi zation is set at $50,000 in shares of one dollar each. The incorporators are Albert Nelson, H. A. Yotter and Henry Carpenter. R. S. McKellar is attorney for the organization. Until N. gow met gow and few of of is , - . , ... ri » election^ of permanent officers H. A., Yotter is acting secretary and treas urer. The fact that a big gas producer was brought in on the Bowdoin field Wednesday and that there have been several inquiries and offers to buy acreage of the local company, holds forth a very bright outlook for suc cess on the site selected. Experienced drillers are in charge of the well un der the supervision of Albert Nelson. Careful drilling has been the watch word, with a view to all the depth pos s j b ] e ; n the shortest time. Exhibits of known shale and oil for mations of the formations and the log from the well will be on exhibition at the offices of the Glasgow Explor ation company in the Yotter building. Interested parties are invited to call and have the formations explained and are at liberty to compare to log of well at any time. At present the drill is penetrating a rocky Shevling formation at a depth of about one hun dred feet. FIRST ANNUAL CORN AND POTATO SHOW AT MALTA At a meeting of county agents of northern Montana and representatives of the State College, held at Fort As sinniboine recently, Malta was chosen for the first annual northern Montana corn and potato show to be held during the month of November, the week prior, to the state corn show at Miles City. | The counties of Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley and Roosevelt have definitely agreed to finance a corn and potato show, these being the only counties represented at the meeting, but other counties will doubtless come in as the matter was left open as that any por tion of northern Montana may exhibit. Details for the show are now in course of preparation and will be announced later. Northern Montana has taken rapid strides to the front as a corn and po tato section during the last few years and the chief purpose of this show will be to provide an educational means for stimulating interest in these crops. Exhibits will be limited to standard varieties of corn, spuds and small grain as adopted by the different coun ty Farm Bureaus in the northern part of the state. Arrangements are be ing made to make this one of the largest shows of its kind in the state and every county on the high line has guaranteed a definite number of ex hibits together with funds from which to finance the show. The Great Nor thern railway will be asked to co operate. EDWARDS WILL RUN FOR THE SENATE IN ROSEBUD Forsyth, July 31.—John E. Edwards of Forsythe, whose term as state sen- j ator from Rosebud county expires this j year, has announced that he will enter the Republican primaries August 29 , seeking nomination as a candidate for j that office for another term. In his announcement Mr. Edwards states that he is opposed to any form of actional taxation or the creating of any commission involving additional expense for the government of county or state. Mr. Edwards further pledges his every effort, if elected, will be di rected toward the advancement of the interests of labor and the industries of Montana, believing that the prosperity of each is essential to the well-being of the other. Senator Edwards, who has resided in Montana since it became a state, has for nearly 20 years been associated with the industrial life and develop ment of Rosebud county. He is rated as one of the leading financiers, stock men and farmers of the eastern end of the state, in the development of which he has played an important part. He has long been active in politics, hav ing been first elected to the general assembly more than 14 years ago, and is now serving his fifth term as a member of the upper branch. EDITORS ARE WELCOMED is When the special train carrying the N. E. A. members pulled into Glas gow last Saturday afternoon they were met at the depot by a crowd of Glas gow's most beautiful maidens, all car rying gorgeous baskets of cut flowers which were loaded onto the train, with cards welcoming the members to Glas gow and extending good wishes for the balance of their journey. Other evi dences of good will were in abundance and the party departed feeling that the few minutes in Glasgow had been well spent. From here the editorial party proceeded to Wolf Point and from there to Chicago where the special train was broken up. FRANK LINDEKE DEAD The many Valley county friends of Frank Lindeke were shocked to learn of his death Sunday morning at St Paul, Minn., where he has resided for some time. Mr. Lindeke was a resident of this county in the early days, at one time being engaged in the sheep business here with his brother, Wil liam. FIRST SHIPMENT OF STOCK TO BE MADE SEPTEMBER 7 The Milk River Cooperative Live stock Shipping association will make its first shipment of stock the first Thursday in September providing the railroad situation is cleared by that time. If interested in shipping stock direct to the association write to Sher man Barger of Nashua. Mr. Barger is manager of the association and he accompanies all stock to the stock yards and personally sees to the sale, A., ^ Barge / is an old hand in the stock business and thoroughly understands the loading, shipping and sale of live stock. He knows the ups and downs ^ ^ of SHOEMAKER IN CHARGE OF FARM LABOR OFFICE I Glasgow Man to Bainville to Supervise j Distribution of Farm Labor for Northeastern Montana. j j For the distribution of harvest hands i of distribution of the farm hands in the | counties of Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Richland, Dawson, for the wheat growing sections of northeastern Montana an employment office to be managed on a co-operative plan by the federal farm labor bureau and the Montana department of agri culture was opened at Bainville Aug ust 1. The office is in charge of W. B. Shoemaker of this city under salary from the state. His duties will be principally those of assigning men to the various sections of northeastern Montana where their services are the most urgently required. The work of securing the men will be handled by the federal farm labor bureau under the direction of George E. Tucker, who has established offices at Fargo,» N. D. Mr. Shoemaker will administer the the McCone and Garfield. The work of securing farm hands for the harvesting and threshing sea sons in Montana is being undertaken jointly by the federal bureau and the state department of agriculture under C. D. Greenfield, Jr., director of the division of labor and publicity. • •. .* m im MILK RIVER VALLEY BANK Which Re-opened for Business Tuesday, August 1st. I ; I PRIMARY VOTE III STATE DECREASED |STATE REGISTRATION IS LESS BY 6000 THAN AT THE 1920 ELECTION. COUNTY LIST IS OFF 817 Total Primary Registration for State 224,236.—All Counties Report Ex cept Blaine and Powder River. Valley Among First In. a in There is a smaller number of regis tered voters in Montana by about 6,000 for the primary election on August 2ft than there was two years ago, ac cording to figures available at the of fice of the secretary of state at Hel ena, the total registered votes this year being approximately 224,236. The total registration for the primaries in 1920 was 230,221. In November, 1920, the total registration was 261,258. Figures for all counties in Montana have been reported to the secretary of state except for Blaine and Powder River. In computing the total the sec retary of state has used for Blaine and Powder River counties the figures of two years ago. The total vote cast for the two gu bernatorial candidates in the general election two years ago was 185,988. The combined vote for the two places in the lower house of congress at that time was 185,007. Valley county shows a drop off of 817 registered voters since 1920, the 1920 registration for the primaries be ing 5,153 and the 1922 total being only 4,336. All of the registration lists for the different precincts in this county have been printed and sent out, the Valley county total being one of the first received at the office of the sec retary of state. The reigstration by counties and the number of precincts in each county for this year's primaries is as follows: No. of Regis Precincts Beaverhead 23 Big Horn 23 Blaine 29 Broadwater 14 Carbon 29 Carter 21 Cascade 69 Chouteau 49 Custer 42 Daniels 21 Dawson 36 Peer Lodge 18 Fallon 18 I Fergus 79 j Flathead 48 Gallatin 35 'Garfield 38 j Glacier 16 j Golden Valley 15 i Granite 15 i Teton 16 Toole 19 Hill 33 Jefferson 24 Judith Basin 23 Lewis and Clark 49 Liberty 15 Lincoln 26 Madison 30 McCone 35 Meagher 13 Mineral 9 Missoula 50 Musselshell 30 Park 29 Phillips 16 'ondera 18 Powder River 29 Powell 16 Prairie 15 Ravalli 20 Richland ... 33 Rosebud 32 Roosevelt 37 Sanders 17 Sheridan 30 Silver Bow 81 Stillwater 21 Sweet Grass 19 tration 3,282 2,032 3,067 1,637 5,279 1,496 13,291 5,209 4,694 1,687 3,327 6,471 1,776 11,143 8,204 6,925 2,631 2,117 1 ,< 1,745 5,161 2,215 3,762 8,286 1,421 2,589 2,900 ?,331 1,302 1,161 10,254 3,896 4,91" 3,854 2,997 1.988 •2,971 1,441 4,067 3,273 2,858 4.445 2.446 3,161 23,956 3,107 1,856 2,796 1,798 Treasure 9 Valley 32 Wheatland 9 Wibaux 15 Yellowstone 47 925 4,336 2,205 1,125 10,523 Total 224,236 HUGH WELLS VISITOR HERE for*the DeIL°r f atic le! 'nomfnat^fîr j United States Senator on a platform advocating light wines and beer, was a visitor in Glasgow Saturday. Mr. Wells has a number of old time friends in Glasgow, having acted as superin tendent for the HatX outfit south of the river eighteen years ago. Mr. Wells is confident of victory at the primaries and stated to the Courier that the race was between himself and B. K. Wheeler of Butte. What came near to being a fatal I auto smashup occured just this side NEAR FATAL ACCIDENT of Hinsdale Friday afternoon. A mo torist traveling east attempted to cross the tracks ahead of No. 28, the east bound Great Northern mail train. His car turned off the crossing just as the train struck and while he was badly shaken up and the car somewhat dam aged he escaped without serious in jury. It is a wise idea for motorists to give fast mail trains the right of way. BOOSTING THOENY FAIR of As vas „ ,, . . ri un. i W C. Mumford and A. P. Wheeler of Thoeny were .n Glasgow the fore part of the week soliciting advertising to for a premium list for the Western Valley County Agricultural and Live stock Fair which will be held at Thoe ny September 15 and 16. They in formed the Courier that elaborate ar rangements are being made for exhib its and entertainment for the two days and extend a cordial invitation to the people of Glasgow and vicinity to at tend. MILES CAVANAUGH IS VISITOR IN GLASGOW Miles J. Cavanaugh of Butte, candi date for Republican nomination for associate juustice of the supreme court, was a pleasant caller in Glas gow Sunday. Mr. Cavanaugh was a member of the 17th legislative assem bly from Silver Bow county in the lower house and has been regularly employed as special counsel for the c-ity of Butte for the past several years. tee if TWO BIG DAYS PLAN OF OPHEIM'S CELEBRATION North Country Town Will Put on Two Gala Days of Baseball, Horse Rac ing and Other Sports. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," is the slogan of the live wire bunch of boosters from Opheim who are ar ranging for the big two day celebration and International Baseball tournament which will be held in that city next Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8. Business men of Opheim have put up $1,000.00 in prizes and some of the fastest baseball teams in Canada are expected to come across the line to try for some of the prize money In addition to baseball each day the j committee has aranged for entertain ment every minute, including horse racing, bucking contests, street sports, dancing and band concerts. In fact they promise to have something doing every minute of the day and most of the night. Glasgow people are planning on attending in force. Tom Coleman and George Brown have been engaged as marshals of the day, which insures the crowd that things will be kept moving. Rev. Wm. Pippy and family spent Thursday at Tampico visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. I). Kroft and friends. MILK RIVER VALLEY BANK RE OPENS FOR BUSINESS Glasgow Banking Institution Which Closed Doors Early in Spring Completes Negotiations and Re-opens August 1st With Strong Reserve. — Local Stockholders Pur chase Selway Interests. — New Officers Elected. — S. C. Small Remains as Cashier. Tuesday morning, August 1, the PLANS ARE COMPLETED J ' ■ FftP PW Ä ÏTT A flOfl A WPPlf I UIV UIHUIHUUUH ItLLA I Committees Report Over Half of Quota Season Tickets Necessary Already Sold. I The committee in charge of the ar rangements for the Chautauqua report today that they are proceeding nicely with the sale of tickets and the getting | of the tent and equipment into place. ' As a result of the house to house can vas in the residential section slightly , over half of the money needed to fin ance the Chautauqua this year was raised by the sale of tickets. The com Imittee hopes to more than raise the balance b the sale of ticketg to the , e in the down town gections and to the business houses. The big tent to house the Chautau qua will arrive in Glasgow on train 1 No. 4 Saturday evening. The commit tee is planning to raise the big top early Sunday morning and a consider able number of men are needed to as sist in this part of the work. Mr. Ackerman, chairman of the committee, promises if help enough is secured that if help enough is secured that every body can get away in time'"for'Ihe ; morning church services. | Tickets are on sale at several of i the stores up town at a price of two j dollars and fifty cents for the adult season ticket entitling the holder to ■ admission to all twelve of the pro grams. The children's tickets sell for one dollar and an admission charge of fifty cents will govern for single ad missions. The committee chairman said today, that if every Chautauqua booster would do his or her part the affair would go over big. Mrs. Reed, from the Chautauqua organization, ar rived in Glasgow yesterday to assist in completing the arrangements and the sale of tickets. MRS. A. H. PETTIS DIES AT STATE SANITARIUM j n the north country, where she was One of the recent sad events was the death of Mrs. A. H. Pettis, who was well known in this city and in the north county where she made her home. Mrs. Pettis, who was formerly Mrs. Katz, had been suffering from a serious form of nerve trouble for the past ten years, and following a com plete breakdown which occurred about two weeks ago, she was taken to the state sanitarium at Warm Springs on Saturday, July 22, dying at that place Monday, July 31. Maude Annette Paston Pettis was born at St. Peter, Lesueur county, Minn., on February 24, 1878. Her girl hood and early married life were spent in her native state and it was not until the year 1913 that she, with her fam ily, took up residence on a homestead still living previous to her death. Mrs. Pettis possessed many splendid traits of character and was kind heart ed and generous and will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in Glasgow, as well as in the north country. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Rivka Katz, a foster daughter, Miss Elmeada Katz, who is a graduate surgical nurse of the Deaconess hospital at this place and a mother, Mrs. Effie M. Poston, who was very ill at the hospital at the time of her daughter's death. The body was shipped from Warm Springs to Williston where the de ceased had requested to be buried be-1 side Mr. Katz who died in 1916. Mrs. Poston, Miss Rivka Katz and Miss Elmeada Katz left for Williston where funeral services are to be held this afternoon under the auspices of the Congregational church of that city. MRS. LUCY K. SPACE IS A CANDIDATE FOR CONSTABLE Mrs. Lucy K. Space of Glasgow is circulating her petition for the Repub lican nomination for the office of con stable at the August primaries. Mrs. Space states that she feels that this office can be competently filled by a w/kmnn hn* a icnif;»rl h»r infonHnn woman and has signified her intention of making a thorough campaign for the office. MRS. STILEY RETURNS HOME Mrs. Andrew Stiley, v.ho has been ill in this city for some time, has so I far recovered that she was able to re- ! turn to her home north of Hinsdale ; ; Saturday. She was accompanied by Mr. Stiley and her little son, who have ■ remained here constantly during her illness. ! j i CARNAHAN - LaROCQUE Fred Carnahan of Saco and Emily LaRocque of this city were united in marriage by Judge G. W. Rapp Wed nesday in the parlors of the Rapp ho tel. Mr. and Mrs. Carnahan will re side on a ranch about 50 miles south I of Glasgow. Tuesday morning, August 1, the Milk River Valley Bank of this city re-opened its doors to the public after having been closed for several months due t0 inability to collect on thousands of dollars in slow loans during the financial depression of the past few years. The bank re-opens with sev eral new officers and showed on the opening day a 30 per cent plus reserve. All of the Selway interests in the institution have been taken over by local stockholders who, in order to open the b an k an d comply with every re 'l u "'ement of the state banking depart roent, were obliged to put up $30,000 | n cash. The entire stock of the bank ' s now held by local business men and ranchers and Mr. O. A. Bergeson, who was in charge of the bank during the time that it was closed, spoke in the very highest terms of the local men who have so earnestly and unselfishly labored to get the bank back on its feet and re . opened without loss to the d itors A directors' meeting was held Mon day evening and the following officers elected: T. H. Markle, president. John Etehart, 1st vice president. Alonzo Durell. 2nd vice president. S. C. Small, cashier. George Birmingham, ass't cashier. M. E. Sweitzer, ass't cashier. The Milk River Valley Bank is one ; ^ the oldest banking institutions in | county and among its officers are i number some of the oldest residents in j the county. ■ FARMERS OF COUNTY SHOULD ESTABLISH A WAGE SCALE The farmers and threshermen of North and South Dakota have met and established a uniform wage scale of $3.50 per day. It looks as though the farmers and threshers of Valley coun ty should do the same thing. Laborers are scarce and will not come to Mon tana unless they get wages that are equal to the wages where they are working. The problem of getting laborers out i to this country is a large one and each j ct , mrnun ;ty should establish direct con nection with the county agent's office with regard to transportation of la borers. Every effort is being made through state and national employment offices to get men and it is expected that the situation will be handled with sat isfaction. At any rate, no stone is go ing to be left unturned with regard to finding laborers and getting them into the county and out to the farmers." The farmers' co-operation is asked for in staying by the uyiform wage scale and making satisfactory arrange ments for the transportation of la borers. MURRAY E. STEBBINS, County Agent. HE SLEEPS ALL NIGHT CLOSE TO A RATTLER Tom Ammon was in Miles City af ter repairs for his reaping machine. He is from the south part of Powder River county. While on his way in he camped on Tongue River 14 miles from the city. When he got up Tuesday morning to stir up a fire for his coffee he disturbed a big rattle snake which had taken possession of a sage brush. Ammon says he knew the snake was there but he couldn't see it on account of the thick grass, but he could hear it. He poked it out with a stick and succeeded in killing it. The snake was nearly four feet long and had 13 rat ties. He had slept all night on the ground within five feet of the reptile. MILLER - LUDINGTON Frank P. Miller of Battleson and Miss Vera Ludington of Scobey were united in marriage Tuesday evening, August 1, in the parlors of the Rapp hotel, Judge Rapp officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will reside in Battle son. PLENTYWOOD MAN FILES FOR CONGRESS r^ CaT -+y,' ^°"' ns P'entywood has f . lIed w,th the secretary of state his declaration of inteition to become in the August primaries a socialist can didate for congress in the second dis trict. Mr. Collins is at present sheriff of Sheridan county. MRS. COTTON CALLED EAST ! ; Mrs. Nels Cotton was called east Sunday evening by the serious illness ■ of her father, Howard Moses, who is now residing at his old home near Min ! neapolis. Mr. Moses resided in this j county for some time and has a num i her of friends here who will regret to learn of his illness. George Clark Newton and Jennie R. Jones-Ward were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage Wednes day evening, August 2. The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Pippy and Miss Elsie Illman.