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— S ^L YS \?S Advertisers Obtain ^ ;ults By Advertising in The 33 )lumns — . V J ' H 5Ä w I □ s B 3 13 £3 □ B 0 □ C I & tV Official Paper of Fallon County And The Town of Ekalaka VOLUME VII. EKÂLAKÂ, (FALLON COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1915. NUMBER 52 HIGH SCHOOL WORK Advice Regarding Its Introduc tion in Rural Schools. While everything is being don: to encourage high school work h rural schools and while the prin cipals of the larger high school: have been most generous in thei willingness to co-operate witl these schools that are taking car* of the boys and girls at home, i' seems that a note of warning must be sounded or some districts in their zeal for high school work will do their schools more dam age than good. In the first place, a number of schools have asked teachers, nol well qualified, to teach the ninth grade subjects, which is an un wise thing, for no instruction if oft time better than the wrong kind of instruction. Other schools hiring but one or two teachers have endeavored to start high school classes. The best that can be said of the work carried on under these conditions is that it overworks the teachers, robs the boys and girls in the elementar} grades at the very time when they are forming their like or their dislike for the public school and cheats those who think they are getting high school work when they are not, and who be lieve they are saving time when they are actually losing it. Still other schools with the number of teachers necessary to start high school work fall short by trying to care for too many courses or too many studies in one course, forgetting that thorough work in a few branches ''s better than slipshod efforts in many. In planning for the best inter ests of a school, it must be re membered that a first class ele mentary school means a good deal more to any community than a poor high school and no attempt should be made to finance high school work until ground, build ings, and equipment are what they ought to be, and something in the way of music, drawing, in dustrial work, domestic science, and community activities have been provided for the grades. The valuation of the school cus trict should also be considered and until this is what it should be, the thought of a first class' graded school with suitable equip ment and a permanent and fully accredited high schocl course can not be safely considered, for in the long run, carrying on a school of that kind is SEE US FOR BARGAINS IN HOLIDAY GOODS We are going to close out our holiday remnants at cost begin ning Christmas morning and con tnuiug to January 2nd, 1916. COME IN We Extend To All A Merry Christens and A Happy New Year The Reliable Drug Store S. A. HOLT, Proprietor ion of enthusiasm, of sentiment >r of need but one of dollars and :ents with which equipment can >e provided and teachers paid. When the proper valuation is in sight, whether it has been se cured by consolidation or other wise, the first year of ihe course >est adapted to the needs of the community in which the school is ocated should be taken up and strictly adhered to until sufficient caching force can be employed o carry or, additional work. In Jetermining this, it should be re nembered that no recitation per od should be less than forty min ites, that the very best high ■ichool in the Middle west would lose its accredited standing that it prizes most highly, that of the Vorth Central Association, if ev en one of its teachers handled more than six recitations per day and that the best interests of all he pupils from the primary to the highest grade carried must be considered. With this thought kept in mind, the work can be built from the ground up, no districts will be compelled to be hopelessly in debt, the boys and girls can re ceive instruction that will help them if they stay at home and help them if they go away for further preparation and both large and smail high schools can work together with the elemen tary schools on a basis of mutual understanding that will hasten the day when secondary educa tion will come to the place where it will prepare the boys and girls for actual life and actual work in their home counties and commun ities. Boost For a Creamery! Ranchers in this vicinity are taking more interest now than ever in the dairy cow and the production of milk, cream and buttei. With a continuous in crease in the number of grade animüs of the dairy strain in the country it is a matter of only a short time before Ekalaka will have a creamery. With plenty of available past ure hereabouts and a mill to pro vide feed such as bran and shorts it would seem that shipping the condensed product of a good dairy herd would be a profitable venture. Let's all boost for a creamery. Miss Laura Lane returned this week îrom a visit at Spokane, Wash., and has taken up resi dence on her homestead on Han ley creek. LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Interesting Happenings In And About The Town Win Rogers is having it out with lagrippe this week. George Conger is back at the H atton & Sheffer shop working, Chas. Laval 1 was in town from Box Eider Monday transacting business. Robt. Ridgway was in town Tuesday evening from his ranch at Ridgway. Wade Coble of Baker was in town the fore part of the week >oking after some legal matters. Chas. N. Hyde the well known farmer and ranchman of Elgin transacted business in town Tues day. Frank Simpson "gadded" with the boys the fore part of the week, coming in from his ranch on Spring creek. Big Dance at the hall this ev ening. The Canton boys are at the head of the affair which assures its success. Mr. and Mrs. L. Mahnken and daughter spent the fore part of the week in town from their ranch on upper Box Elder. Emil Vedell is all smiles, a boy having arrived at his home Tues- 1 day evening:. The little fellow tipped the scales ae 9 lbs. James Hunter of Miles City spent several days in town this week. He has been out looking after his live stock on his ranch. Jimmie and Miss Gladys Speel mon have returned from Aber deen where they are attending school to spend the holidays with their parents. J. K, Lambert of Willard tran sacted business in town Tuesday. »»».„coo mi Luwïi xuesuay. Johnnie says for us to mark him down for a "show-up" at the big Join's of the WW's. A. iv. McDermott and W. A. Morgan of Camp Crook spent yesterday morning here. J. P. Hedges accompanied them over having been in Crook to get some dental work done. At the annual election of offi cers of the Brotherhood of Amer can Yeoman, December 22nd, the following' were elected; Foreman, H. P. Trandum, Master of Ceri monies, C. C. Jamieson, Corres pondent, Grace Blaine, Chaplin, Pearl Trandum. They will be in stalled at the next regular meet ing, January 12th. Despite the fact that it doea not advertise, the Carey Cafe is doing an excellent business. The holiday rush seems to be on, three new arrivals registering Saturday evening. Walter Jack son of Ol lie enlisted for 30 days toi bootlegging; Al. Julian of Baker got 75 days for petit lar-i ceny, having appropriated some clothing not his own property THE MEMBERS OF THE EKALAKA DRUG CO. The REXALL Store Extend to their customers, 1 their friends and the general public the season's greetings wishing you all a Merry Christmas. We trust this Christmas will be one of joy and happines to each one of you, and more especially the elderiy and, the children, who, by making them happy we find a pleasure to us. Again extending our best wishes to you, we are, Yours Sincerely, THE EKALAKA DRUG CO.. The Rexall Store and II. p. Knott of the same olace was given GO clays for help ing himself to an overcoat be longing to Nels Malmquistof this place. Two of Jailer Carey's boarders served their time out Saturday morning and were re turned to Baker. For Sale— New Velie spring wagon and new Rock Island plow breaker and stubble bot tom. Will trade for oats. -J. E. Dodd, 12 miles west and 3 miles nort of Ekalaka. Work on the new hall is pro gressing nicely, the foundation having been completed Wednes day evening. Earl T. Pickering has opened up his law office in Ekalaka, tak ing quarters with F. M. Dwor shak. All of the merchants report an excellent holiday business, even the new elevator. Mrs. J. J. Moore of Ridgway Was a visitor in Ekalaka the fore part of the week. Is m ay 's Hopes Shattered. The Isrnay Journal remarks in its last iss that "Ismay's per cap ita is $1007.55," its population 260 and its bank deposits as $262, 065.34. It goes on to state, "We 1 T° f î'™ 36 f i Eure8 „ and I?", ?, another village or its size in the entire west with j a similar record." For fear of ; Bro. Wilson dwelling too much Ion the subject we reprint the 'ollowing from the Range Gazette at Camp Crook: J. H. Barvvise, the redoubtable, irrepressible Jim who used to boss around the old Chuning ; Mercantile Co. store, and who j now lives in St. Paul arid makes i people believe they need Kirsch baum^ Lubricators for Elevator r>, • . ,, , . 1 £ ' n ' \ a , !? t*"- ,° „^. er McDermott of the Little Missouri Bank calls attention to an oppor tunity for the bank and the town of Camp Crook to acquire fame. Mr. Barwise sends a clipping from the St. Paul Daily News which says that Souris, North North Dakota, claims the title of 1 America'r wealthiest city. Souris has a population of 335 and bank deposits of $276,097.62, an aver age per capita of $824.17. Now Souris is just strutting around because it has grabbed this i wealth championship from Bot tineau, N. D., a rival town. Bot tineau had only recently wrested the rich-town belt from Decorah, Iowa, which had taken it from Prescott, Arizona, But, listen! Camo Crook by the 1915 state census, has a pop ulation of 133. Its one financial institution, the Little Missouri Jank. in its November statement showed deposits amounting to „.,$307,515.34. The average per j capita is $2312.37, or nearly three times that of Souris, N. D. j Souris, you'll have to go away To You—And Yours A Merry Christmas The Ekalaka Eagle. Chalk Buttes. Louis Steffon and Olan Cox are headed for Powder river to spend the holidays. The Bates thrashing rig passed through the Chalk Buttes country this week headed for winter quarters. . Elmer Richards lost nine fine calves last week by breaking through the ice and drowning in a watering hole in the creek. , Did someone say^dance? Oh yes, There is going to be a big leap year dance at the Richard's ranch on Cabin creek the 31st The dance at Lute Mahnken's place following the big rabbit hunt was a success. The hunt j being won by the party led by Ben Faris. I The latest out was a red pep | per eating contest at the Steffon ! ranch this week. The contest ants being Jimmie Chisholm, Louis Steffon and Olan Cox. Cabin creek is fordable now. This fact was ascertained when Ë. D. Richards purchased a new Ford last week in Belle Fourche. He says he is going to respect the speed limit, but—. Oh well, look out. Clifton Sherill's Ford got tired on the way to the Mahnken dance i and tried to get in the buggy with Archie Richards, Miss Dora j Porterand his sister Margaret, j '1 he result was a broken seat and j handle for the buggy and a bum j lamp for the Ford. Apples at Blaine's. Girls wanted at Ramme's. Lost—A red sweater in Ekala ka. Return to this office. If you wish to have any papers in connection with your Home HURRY HURRY HURRY Pre-Inventory Slash In HOLIDAY GOODS | One-Third Oft" On All Toys And Christmas Novelties Perhaps you have overlooked someone you did not have on your list for whom you wish J to buy a present. Let us help you in a selec tion in the eleventh hour, we have a few goods we do not want to carry over and the reduction is your gain and our loss. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY, and gets yours The Ekalaka Drug Co. te. THE REXALL STORE ^ ^or———focaaaocaaaio^y. stead or Desert Land Entry pre pared, see S. J. F^mswiler, U. S. Commissioner. Blaine is still doing watch work. Regular Eighth Grade examin ations will be held in Ekalaka on January 19th and 20th. Miss \elva Whitney of Baker is visiting over Christmas at the Geo. Elder ranch. , nn . e . , , ,! . f , C reat * y for im mecrate delivery at the Charles Parks coal mine, tf : T .r-,, .... _. A : .. ' ^'. ,leen ™ as a , es p ty v }~ sitor this week, making the trip up and back in a day and a half. the Chalk Butte visitors in town yesterday. Robt. Yokely was down from Miles City yesterday looking af ter his ranch interests and other Miss Barbra Olsen, who has been teaching school north of Baker, is visiting her sister Mrs. O. À. Dahl during the holidays. r- • t> j 1 - 3 *?'eurrow John Alstrcm a " d G " Bradshaw were am ™2 ! • ; US!neS3 mattoî ' s , ! Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chamberlain, Wednesday even ing, a girl. The happy event oc , curred at the home of Mr. and ^ rs " W a ' Ker where Mrs. Chaîn i berlain has been visiting, Postmaster Booth is overrun j with Xmas packages, a full load j arriving each evening. People j notified of a package beino- held j at the office should call for*same immediately and thus lessen the labor of the postoffice employees. James Kennedy, of the Treas ure State Oil company, who has been making Ekalaka his head quarters, drove through town yesterday in his Ford, headed for Baker, having made the trip from Belle Fourche in a day.