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THE PRODUCERS NEWS PAPE OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. FÖfc THE PEOPLE _ Continuing the OUTLOOK PROMOTER _ PJ&PLES PUBLISHING COMPANY, PUBLISHER Entered as Second Class Matter. October 18, 1912, at the Post office p.t Plentywood. Montana. Under the Act of March 3, 1879. . < HARLES E. TAYLOR. Editor and Manager. r Foreign Advertising Representative THE AMERICAN PRESS Ai- SOCIATION Quack, fraudulent and irresponsible firms are not knowingly advertised, and we will take it as a favor if any reader will advise a- promptly should thev have occasion to doubt or question the iv ahility of any firm which patronizes our advertising columns. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1923 YOU TELL 'UM You tell 'urn, Mr. Bessire! Your'e the little Jackie boy that raised the bean stalk! What you don't know about farming and the problems of the farmer would fill a very tiny book. \\ hat you do know about business would fill a nine foot book shell and if perchance, there should be some little item that you are not quite sure about, there is that little nut cracker of a pardnei' ol yours. Mr. Scott. Between the two of you, there is hardly a thing in the celestial realms or terrestial abyss, either in the business or agricultural universe which either resists your comprehension nor on which you cannot utter the last word! You Super-Agriculturists, we salute you! You wonder-working business men, we greet you ! Your advent upon the agricultural horizon, and the busi ness landscape marks the birth of a new day in Plentywood and Sheridan County. Now that which was wrong shall be righted: that which was unknown shall be divulged. From now on there will be no more drouth, the rain shall come with abundance, the grasshopper will crawl into a hole and pull -the hole in after him, rust will work its havoc no more. All this has waited the coming of "The Sheridan County Farmer" and Mr. Bessire and Mr. Scott. It is too bad that you tarried so long—it's a shame that so many hopes were blasted, so many of the home's on the wide Mon tana prairies were wrecked from "pity," before you and yoür little journal arrived to save them from the dreadful scourge. It's a shame your little posies were allowed to bloom and blush and fade away and bloom again for so many years on a ten dollar a week job. doing janitor work in a lumber yard, or chasing type lice about the back rooms of a printing olfice. It is remarkablé how marvelous men so carefully keep themselves hid away for so many moons their dazzling light entirely absorbed by number six hats. • However, at last the star of hope has risen: the beaconing astra now lights the way with "Pity the Poor Farmer." For the quintessence of double distilled wisdom, as a solu lion to all of your troubles, dear farmer, that having read, you may know, we reprint the following leading editorial appearing I ont ly in that infant newspaper protege, the Sheridan County Farmer, with its motto: "For the Unity of Town and Country," edited and published by those twin agricultural and business au thorities: Messrs. Bessire & Scott: 99 "ITT Y THE POOR FARMER? "Let's get over it. ''If there wasn't so much talk about pitying the poor farmer, maybe he'd get over the idea that he's to be piti ed. Maybe he'd realize that his pros jH-rity depends on himself and not on the acts of politicians looking . for votes, "Would anyone pity the poor mer chant if he ran his business the way lh<> farmer who is asking for special favors runs his? "Would anyone pity the merchant; If he stocked his store with goods that were the easiest to handle re gardless of what his triple wanted to buy ? ». "(A lot of farmers sow an easy crop regardless of supply and de mand). "Would anyone pity the merchant: "If he filled his store with overalls, for instance, to the exclusion of all other merchandise, although he knows there's no profit in them nowdays? "(A lot of farmers try to get by with 'one crop' farming instead of di versifying their crop). "Would anyone pity the merchant: "If he didn't' plan his stock so that he would have merchandise his tradewants—merchandise he can sell at a profit—rather than goods he must sell at a loss because the supply ex ceeds the demand? I You cun bet your last dollar that no one would pity the merchant wh6 ran his business like that. The ver dict would be that he ought to fail, as he undoubtedly would. "And yet that's just the system— or lack of system—on which many farms are operated. "To succeed, a merchant knows he must 'diversify his stock.' H* may carry goods that he must sell without an adequate profit, hut h? has plenty of goods that the public is willing to buy at a good profit. 'The farmer must run his farm the same way if he is to succeed. Diver sified crops. Grains that command a profitable price. Stock that always nets a good profit. He's got to have brains and use them if he wants to «4 prosper. "Farmers are swr-mped with debt! "Why? Yes, you tell urn. Mr. Bessire! You tell 'urn, Mr. Scott! "For this purpose he sent you to us, to teach us to be speakers of words and doers of deeds," The United States Department of Agriculture has spent a lot of money finding out why farming does not pay, and they have found that the reason is, because that farm products sell for less than it costs to produce them: that wheat that costs $1.59 per bushel to raise can't be sold for a dollar successfully ; that a farmer to succeed must receive a little above the cost of produc tion—but the department according to the above editorial has) made a mistake. The farmers are ruined by "pity. Other patient investigators tell us that high rates of inter ip . , I es!: high prices for what the farmer has to buy; high freight rates, high everything but high prices for farm products, is caus , ! If ing some trouble. But no, my friends, its "pity, farmer" that has wrecked agriculture. What a "scourge" is "pity. It is worse than war, pestilence, famine* drought or grass ff only "pity" for the 1 r It »» poor 1 99 W hnrmprs r " * * Xr 4 -u I,,, , Of course, the.wonderful business man is making his sue cess because nobody is "pitying him." Only 98 per cent of them ■ are "broker" than the farmers. That is the reason Messrs. Bessire & Scott are so success ; A few years hack when prices were high and farmers made high profits, what did the farmer who is now bewailing his debts du? could* borrow besides ink» more land, more machinery, more motor cars— all at peak prices and not a nickel in- ! to a reserve to tide over lean years. "If a merchant followed the same plan in his business how long would he last, and who'd pity him when he went broke? Let's stop pitying the farmer! What a lot of farmers need is to he told the truth. As long us politi cians—and the rest of us, for that matter—keep telling him he's in a had v/ay and ought to be pitied, he'll be in a had way and demand pity. Just as soon as the farmer learns that his prosperity depends on himself— running his farm just as any huiness must he run to succeed—he'll get down to brass tacks and put his house in order. Let's stop talking soft and talk sense to the farmer. You »merchants who-come into personal contact with the farmer can do a lot. When a farmer tells you the price of wheat means ruination to the farmers, tell him these facts; "Only one-seventh of our farmers grow wheat. "Only 8 states out of the 18 grow more than enough to feed their own people. * * . * .. »• A difference of 10 cents a bushel only $80.000,000.00 divided means among 1.000,00 fc-rmers; $80.00 each. Is that amount the difference between prosperity and bankruptcy? If the total farm income this year averages that of 1921-22, the loss of $80,000,000.00 in wheat is only. 9-16 of one per cent of the total crop. 'To offset this loss the 20 cents' ad vance in the price of corn alope over a year ago means $600,000,000.00 in crease in crop -wilue. And this is only one of the farmer's big crops that is higher in market price than a year » m> Don't worry about the farmer. If he is running his business in any thing like a businesslike way, he*? all right. • • Don't be afraid to tell him sol'' THE PRODUCERS NEWS ful and prosperous. They are "business men" (?) and use busi ness methods, and nobody has been "pitying" them. Wonderful ! You tell 'urn, Messrs. Bessire and Scott! Your the little tellers that told the Sexton who toll'd the bell. STEINMETZ, SCIENTIST AND SOCIALIST The Socialists of New York state, perhaps more than any other group, feel a keen loss in the sudden death Qct. 26, of Charles P. Steinmetz, greatest of electrical engineers and simplest of men. Steinmetz was tin honored member of scientific organiza tions and societies—president of the American Institute of Engi neers, fellow of the American Assn, for the Advancement of Sci ence, the American Mathematical society, etc._but it was the , , , , . . . great world movement lor the emancipation of the masses thatj was nearest to his heart, and to it he gave freelv of his learning and ability and his personal devotion all his life Leaders of the Socialist movement here have added their tributes to those of scientists and thinkers the world over who have expressed the loss sustained in the death of the electrical wizard. Memorial meetings were held throughout the state by the Socialist nartv ortranizatior. of which StoinmMv mi octivo öOCiailßl pally o gam ... JOE, ol '«nicn. öten metz WAS an active member tor over <5U years. Herbert M. Merrill, state secretary of the party, who was Socialist assemblyman from Schenectady at the time Steinmetz was Socialist president of the board of education there, represent-1 ed the Socialist party at the funeral in New York City Oct. 29. A statement issued from the state headquarters reads: "In the death of Charles Proteus Steinmetz humanity suf-1 fers a great loss, as well as the cause of socialism and the Socialist party. He knew that only in a profitless world, where industry is carried on for use and not for profit, can mankind secure the bene fits of science and organization to the fullest degree." A memorial meeting was also held at the Rand School, New York City, under the joint auspices of the school, the Socialist party, the League for Industrial Democracy and the Young Peo pie's Socialist league, in the activities of all of which Dr. Stein métz was deeply interested. • r , 1 , . j . • ■ , from early manhood, as a student at Heidelberg university, Dr. Steinmetz took a keen Interest in political and economic ques tlons, and was chief writer for a socialist publication distributed among the students. Early in life, too, he knew exile and want, tor the paper was suppressed by the German government and the voting genius was forced to take refuge in Austria and later in h • u o v i Zurich, Switzerland. Steinmetz was much interested in the new Russia. In April, 1922, he made public a letter to Nicolai Lenin, offering his services for technical advice to the soviet government, and last January he accepted a post on the advisory committee of the V,, 7 Kno rAtrtflu in gihflpio Kuzbas Colony in Siberia. (From the United Farmers) The American "Reds" are to be called before the Bar asso dation and ordered to quit their agitation, printing of papers and sending men to congress. These lawyers who have so Jong been the whole cheese in Congress are resentful of the invasion of even "pink" reformers, therefore their edict that the "Reds" must go. • They are taking.advantage of every holiday to stir up hatred against all men and women who dare advocate a change, Any adventurer can come along and spill any terrible tales about DjcKmfito „«Jo,. «f 0 f,ri ue the Bolsheviks undei the auspices of even governors ot states. An orator at Bismarck said that all of those who would destroy our constitution are not in the penitentiary—some of them are in the Congress of the United States." He let it be known that he meant all the senators and congressmen who are REDS BEFORE THE BAR demanding 1 a change for the betterment of the Workers. The favorite theme is '''Soviet Russia" with this gentry. They run the atrocity charges over and over. It is hard to con ceive how they sleep at night. From what they peddle to their audiences one would think that every other man you meet is a Moscow agent" sent here to devour little children and the poor; helpless lawyers. They boldly assert that* the main body of the constitution is the real thing while there is some doubts about the amend-j meets. They seem to forget that in order to make the preamble workable at all, the first ten amendments had to be adopted be fore the people of ye olden days wouid accept the document. Read the preamble then the first and second document. On thing that they did advise we join them in, and that is that the American people study the Constitution. We add both PRO and CON. There are many excellent reference books in the libraries. Professor Board of Columbia University has given an excellent history of the making of the Constitution. The Tories of the American revolutionary days, and thei slave holders, of the days before the civil war, were ringing the charges against the "reds" of those days (Lincoln included), and if you don't believe it get the speeches and you will be astonished at the similarity between them and the hog wash that is being peddled now. Read what they did to Charles Sumner in congress, to William Lloyd Garrison and his paper, and how they hounded men and women by the thousands ever since the republic was born and you will get the true light on the calibre of the modern Tory. a PICKING A NEW NAME "The third party of South Dakota, which has campaigned) the past few years under the name of the Nonpartisan League, has officially changed its name to the Farmer-Labor party and will l>e so designated on the ballots at the elections next year, says the Park Region Echo, Alexandria, Minn. "The Nonpartisan League never won a victory in the state of South Dakota. Owing to the astuteness of the old gang politicians in that state who stole the League's platform as soon as it succeeded in North Dakota, the League never made the headway in South Dakota that it did in North Dakota and Minnesota. Since the league has been defeated in North Dakota and since the same movement has won all its victories under the Farmer-Labor banner, the South Dakota pro-' gressives decided that it was time to discard the old name and make its future campaigns under the label of Farmer-Labor. The same change will be made in North Dakota, too. no doubt, and the name of Nonpartisan League will pass out of use. Shakespeare said that theie is nothing in a name, but( cold, hard fact is that there is everything ir«|%am€. The Non partisan League was a good name to organize under, but has never been a good name to win campaigns under in any state ex cept North Dakota—and it has lost its charm even in that state. - GEORGE A SCOTT GOES IINGTON , D. C. TO WASH Helena, Nov. 7.—George A. Scott, federal agricultural statistician for Montana, will leave Sunday for Wash ington, D. C., where he will serve on the U. S. crop reporting board for about 10 days. It is customary for all the agricultural statisticians to report in Washington each year, usually in pairs, to serve with the board for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huff were host and hostess to an elaborate 6:00 o'clock dinner given at their home Thursday evening. The dinner was given in complimet to Mrs. .Fishbeck «tat*? 40 Spend ' he NO PROTEST LODGED AGAINST NEW COUNTRY Lewistown, Nov. 5.—The hearing upon the petition for the creation of Petroleum country is to begin before the commissioners Wednesday and yet no protests have been filed nor is it known that there will be any, but the Winnett men in charge of the divi sion plan report that an effort is being made to secure withdrawals in the country north of Winnett. as A. J. Ike was a Plentywood visitor from the reservation last Monday. Mr. Ike brought in some wheat to have it ground into flour at the Plen tywood flour mill. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN REGULAR SESSION ATTEND TO ROUTINE BUSINESS. let COAL ADJOURN ALLOW CONTRACT (LAIMS, AND WEDNESDAY NOON. The Board of County Commission ers met in regular session at the Commissioners chambers in the court house Monday afternoon at two o clock. All mcmbfM and Lin- clerk 0 f the board were present. Chairman Tyler called the meeting to order and the Board turned its attention to ft Sin Board with his last claim and a dis pute immediately arose which was shortly settled. The board then op ened the bid for the furnishing deh\-. ere( ] to the court house of coal for the ensuing year. R. tree's hid was $8.50 for bottom coal, 83.00 for mine run and $2.50 for steam coal. After dis-( 'VuSTthc' different Wdde?sl m„ FiJhbeck insisting that the Fish beck coal is a» good as the Lee coal an< l even better, citing the fact that pcî ton more'for the foshheck coal than the Lee mine had offered to deliver h for. the Board called in the janitor, Frank Dionne, the janitor told the Board that the Lee coal was not only as good but was ver y muc h bette.- than the Fishbeck f' J ?| in tha f Ti' M better, and did not carry the loan ol. v,. ter which ma ke S the Fishbeck coal vt igh heavy and combust poorly. The Board then laid the matter of the| ^iS^mïw atUn'VÆ ti-cn recessed until that time. The members of the Bo-ml Urm visited the ( »how. vc ^ "nd immediately awarded the coal contract to the Lee mine. Oner" of the factors that decided the Board!* to give the contract to Lee was the! fact that Lee is indebted to the county in the sum of a couple hund red dollars for seed grain furnished to him by the county in 1920 and Mr. Leo agreed to pay the countv with coal. The bill of Dolin's was laid ov er till the special meeting and the Board went to work on current claims. Sam Nolan of Homestead presented a claim for tax rebate for on Indian allotment ■ was shortly settled. The board then op ened the bid for the furnishing deHv-. ered to the court house of coal for the ensuing year. (taxes he paid J aml ' vhich he said was exempt from; l^eriy p'ald The Board Sf 'thé (claim over. The printing contract! j with the Producers News was signed th ®. bo ÿ* a . Phonal bond, was filed. The Board then recessed until one 0 - clock . , was __ 1 ! j ! j j I | Great Northern Urges Safety BE CAREFUL AT GRADE CROSSINGS Almost daily thee is reported a very large loss of life through preventable accidents, and many people who are not killed outright are maimed and crippled in such accidents. Carelessness in crossing railroad tracks was respon sible for more of these accidents than any other one cause. They are public as well tunes. Your turn may come next if you too are not careful. Recklessness on your part will menace those on the train as well as yourself. individual misfor as j ! ( j ! i j ! ! 1 | j i There is always a train coming; it may be nearer than you think. A track ahead always means great danger. About eighty per cent of all automobile drivers do not stop or look in either direction before crossing railroad track; in about twenty per cent of automobile crossing accidents the automobile is run into the side of a train. No such accidents could happ and other drivers were careful at every grade crossing. en if automobile The train cannot turn out for the automobile, and in order to the highways at its usual speed i maintain the service that the people need and demand. must cross Railroad employees and railroad companies showing praiseworthy zeal and making rapid progress the adoption of safety precautions and the liberal of safety appliances in shops and switching yards as well as on the line. What is being done along this line will be more fully developed in another talk. are m use I BE CAREFUL AT GRADE CROSSINGS LOUIS W. HILL, Talk No. 9. Chairman of the Board. National Apple Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Eat Wenatchee Appl es - \t one o'clock the Board reconvened ( d . leave of absence was entered I the record for Jens Ibsen who left ; the state the latter part of October The Board was then occupied with .routine business the rest of the day and recessed until Wednesday morn ing at ten o'clock when they met and aonroved the reports of the Clerk of Court, Treasurer, Sheriff ana Clerk and Recorder, when they adjourned o meet at ;■ special meeting called to convene Monday, November 19, when thev will (orruletc unfinished busmos;;. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Stoner j Entertain at Midnight Luncn - at 12:00 midnight, Mr. East Monday an( | Mrs. Clair Stoner were hostesses to several friends attending the dance that evening. T . h ??? . n L r ' v '3 ^"Äuebke! Ä Edw! K. York. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Olson and Miss Ellon Lundgren. A very delicious i unc heon was served after which the merry throng went back to the dance ^ ia u f 0 finish the evening's amusement. c » Mrs ' NelsonSt ° ry w , In Automobile Wreck ^ „ * * # * and çannot charge such boards ? * fees for assisting in the prépara- * * tinn transf . r ints in school (lis- * * trict bond proceedings, according * to an opinion given by Attorney * General W. D. Rankin to L. A. * ; Brovvn county attorney of Roose velt county. * According to the opinion given • * ou t Monday the law makes it the * duty of the county attorney to * * perform such services for the * * school districts, i Mr. and Mrs. Dan Olson and Efion Lundgren. ] unc heon was I j follows: Sunday school at lo a. m. ] Morning Worship at 11 o'clock, ! Sermon subject: "Courage Needed to (Continued from page 1) pie is causing hjm much pain. ' In explaining that he Considered the condition of his patient entirely favorable, the physician declared Mr. Story is quite rational at time.s and easily recognizes friends and relatives, although conversation with him is lim ited. » CANNOT TAX SC HOOLS * FOR LEGAL SERVICES * Helena, Nov. 7.—County attor- * neys, under the statutes, are the * * legal advisors of the various * * school boards of their counties, * ♦* * ❖ AT THE CHURCHES EVANGELICAL CHURCH Max O. Siewert, Minister. Services for November 11th are as Today." Christian Fruu ' (>. M. Kvemn,- ■* Armistice Day will 1,1 «V :45 o'dJ} da , ^ Wednesday evening -, Prayer Meeting and T* n v 15 «'cU ing Class. €ac Ws T 3 r Ihis Chutch will the other Churdic j n th 7 ' of the Father and S 0 X°W* biggest business ( ,f todav • k TW our chihlren aright u y 15 Hb», 'The human race *3 little children's feet" vv forw arfl Dad to bnn K his l, u \ p.^evj «fj building f*. if any* St K < he must bring some one », "? ^ J. hat has nu bad. N'ovemhpl** N fathers are to come ... »l r H bring their sons with th er J Urth 2| co ( 'Perat € RAYMOND sfrvu i |u^y scWl ; 2* jr reach mg ,ie sen-. CO! I NOV. •W p. m. ,s si rv,ce . at 3:00 p. s held at the m. '^Pot MARSH SCHOOL HOlic Services for November Sunday School at 2:00 l 8 h Preaching service ~ ' m ' P'm. The people of Raymond the Evangelical Church * .^oviujj located seven mile iiortùA ,>] mond into town this ° ! Wankel is doing the VoA Ÿ church will be used for church SC thopu,,lic ^l congregational Our Fall Communion ed last Sunday with some fifty the congregation taking I ns a repi wiping of their lives S service of Christ m love to God * man. Two members were ^ into the Church at this service ^ This coming Sunday, November« will be appropriately observed L keeping of Amnistie Day. The ob ance of the two minute sileno * urged by the President will bp part of the service. The Se.mon J he along the line of "What We i. Americans Can Do Now- to World Peace." The true test 3 ? tnotism is not whether w- e flock*!, war but whether we can and build up a Peace and Good Will ik will make war forever impossible. LUTHERAN CHURCH On Sunday, Nov. u, 1923, Rev A j M. Skindlov, President of the Roch Mountain District of the Lutheran church will visit the various con?* gâtions of the Plentywood parish for the purpose of installing Rev. A. J1 Egge, who recently accepted the cal! as pastor of the local congregation Services will be hold a: Plentvwood on November 11 at 11 o'clock. The afternoon services will be held g Outlook at 3:00 o'clock. Sendees a Antelope will be held in the evening at 7:30 o'clock. The services of a ( nlRCH was celebrjj w in tke stalling Rev. Egge at Dooley ml take place Monday, November 12th. at 11 o'clock.