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Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18, 1912, at the Post
office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Charles E. Taylor, Editor
0. A. Moe. Manager
Foreign Advertisin'? Representative
Quack, fraudulent and ii responsible firms are not
advertised, and we will take it as a favor if any reader will advise
us promptly should they have occasion to doubt or question the re
•biiity of any firm which patronizes uur advertising columns.
'Last week's issue of Storkan 5 s Medical Journal contained a
rehash of the fabrications told for two weeks before with many)
charges left out, in fact the charges have now simmered down
to almost nothing, but a lot of bunk about grafting without any
thing to back it up. %
The puny efforts of the Storkan Journal has been pitiful.
It did its best and failed. The Plentywood gang thought surely
when they got Editor Bowler of Scobey on the job, there surely
would be some expose. He must surely know something that
would throw a monkey wrench into the machinery of the Pro
ducers News and its editor and manager. *
Then with the addition of Popbottle Jack, everything
seemed lovely, the Producers News and its supporters were going
to be blown clear out of the lake as Jack had told them he sure
had the real goods on the Senator and his friends.
Storkan, Zeidler, Lang and Rue and a few others of the
old gang who are looking for some fat contracts if they can put
the Producers News out of business, could be seen joyfully scan
ning the horizon and talking earnestly together at • almost any
time during the day on the streets of Plentywood. They» could
already feel the simoleons flowing into their pockets as-the results
of their good management in securing the Farmerine and having
f ramed up an expose on Taylor and Moe, who they erroneously
think are the cause of all their misfortune in not being able to
make large sums from the county each month of the year.
But, oh how futile has been their efforts, a few measly
dollars has been the best they could trump up. Just think of it,
leaders, Taylor has been here six years and the best they can
trump up against him is that he and the Producers News has!
grafted the county out of an amount that has now simmered
down to about $45. When one thinks of $240,000 in the Sheridan
County State Bank lost because of the old gang tactics, of the
87,000 Joe Dolin had to kick back with at one crack, of the $7,500
Hex Movius paid back to Treasurer Olson, when the officails were
hot on his trail, of the thousands of dollars that Link filched from
the county in extra mileage at 15 cents a mile, of the thousands
and thousands of dollars lost through the seed grain deal and the,
amount of foul seed that was sown over Sheridan county through
the machinations of the Beisekers, and hundreds of other like
grafts could be mentioned, it is to laugh at the puny, assinine ef
forts of this gang of grafters to hang something onto the Produc
ers News, even to the amount of a few dollars.
The expose has been a great thing for the people of Sheri
dan county. No one doubts but that the old gang went its best.
It proves to the world that the present administration with a
few exceptions is running the county better than ever, reducing
the indebtedness and showing that the affairs of the county can
be run without graft.
How would it be if these poor bench warmers, whose busi
nesses are dwindling day because of
against the farmers administration and the farmers naner had
control of things? 1 P '
One could without much stretch of imagination see a Ford
son tractor on every cross road hauling some sort of a road im
plement and Ray Lang paying careful tab as to the number that
were on the job; one could see fine steel bridges built at enormous
costs gomof over every little creek and Leo Zeidler putting in bids
to the county commissioners at fabulous figures and receiving the
contract for furnishing the material. We could see Len Rue as
he sits in a chiar in the Commissioners room telling them how he
could furnish carloads oi lumber at such and such a price—a price
* that would make a pirate blush with shame. We could see Storkan
a raising the price for the County Health Office and County Poor
Doctor per month and then trying to scheme to get both jobs, and
thousands and thousands of miles at 25 cents per miles would be
. nothing.
Even some of their
A paper no more than an individual can live by hate alone,
without at least some vestige of truth to give it a reason for liv
ing. The Farmerine lives on hate it pages are filled with it and
its hate is so apparent that it does not even try to cloak its lies !
with a semblance of truth. In its insane tirades against the Pro
ducers News, it forgets even to publish the new^s of the w^eek,i
thereby becoming merely a scandal rag of which the readers are!
already becoming disgusted.
The Producers New^s is here to stay, it has been vindicated
by the Farmerine itself and the taxpayers are rejoicing over the
fact that their friend has'again emerged triumphant
skulduggery of these Plentywood bench warmers.
Wouldn't it be great? The county is getting dowm to
basis where it has a little cash and wouldn't these boys have
time if they could get their hands into the county treasury.
But the dream is too good to be true. These birds will
wake up and find they have had a night mare,
half-hearted friends are getting digusted with their efforts to
prove something and a failure is not looked upon favorably in this
day and Tige.
in last week's issue of the Scobey Sentinel, Burley Howler,
the Storkan tool of the Farmerine and the pen pusher for the
Bennett-Stevens gang of Scobey says he isn't afraid to come into
Plentywood in the day time and he is a straight-forward young
man and isn t afraid to tell the world where he stands. .
We do not have any idea that Burley can get very far with
his smoke screen. His methods of living are too well known. His'
midnight haunts are common talk with the general public, either
in Plentywood, Scobey or Antelope, where he has spent the
,tW H You may kid yourself, Burley, that nobody knows much!
about your gambling proclivities, and-your love for a life that
contains no work, but you can't kid the public.
Burler, the howler, thinks that no one knows he is writing
the slush appearing in the medical journal down the street. Of
course he is right out in the open, but no one sees his name ap
pearing on the mast head of the editorial page containing a lot
of meandering of a diseased mind—a mind gone sick from losing
the easy money filched from the Scobey Sentinel.
But Burley's prestige with the people is gone. He's a
double crosser and he knows it. His friends know it and "Once
a double Grosser, always a double crosser," is an old sayin«
When a man can jump from one side of a vital issue to
other side with the ease and speed with which the Stork™ tonl
has showed he is capable of thrSr^làte fo^
of such an acrobat and Burley proved that which manv havp «-riri
before of him: that he could not be trusted, his eye is too'shifty,
What greater condemnation can be heaned unon a
the fact that he is looked upon as having no honor, both byUs
over the
supposed friends and the general public.
The pen pusher at Scobey can howl about Taylor, Moe and
the rest of the Progressives of Sheridan county in the Faiinerine,
but he can not point out one single instance when they have be
trayed the trust the people have placed in them, and when people
read the slimy articles in regard to these people in the Storkan
Journal, in comparison with whom, Burley Bowler sinks into the
deepest mire, they read it with disgust and loathing for the
snake who dares not tell the world who he is.
Strokan's Farmerine, which is peddling the "bunk
ten by the famous "Knight of the Green Table," who it is report
ed, has made peace with all crooks and grafters in Daniels coun
ty, is now apologizing for Comer, Judge Borton and all the other
so-called enemies of his at the time he was editor of the Scobey
Sentinel. He is using the space, ink and paper of the Farmerine
I to do this with. -We wonder if he will not also use the Farmerine
with which to apologize for himself. If so, we would advise Sen.
March to give him a cut-rate price on the space as he will need
acres of it.
aTTFMPT td ï7ni?nr QAVïmcc } MT a & »wc
„ , , lhe att ® n 1 tl0 . n RE™ 6 read ers ot the Producers
jailed to an article mtthis issue of the paper in which it states that
r ° st ^a st er General New m conjunction with Secretary of Treas
1 y MelIon n . s ordered all pystoffices in the Northwestern States
to ceas ^ selling treasury saving certificates.
- . lais a jnove to torce the savings of the working man
m . the banks > where he takes the risk of losing his hard-earned
sayings of many years or it leaves him other alternatives such
* n a sock at kome > where it also has dangers of being
es • me 01 "?. .. .a
, . ^^V 8 18 a vei ^ hi as tic action and plainly shows the direct
leaning °ui government toward aiding the capitalist class at the
ex Pense of the haid-working people of the country,
. , feen ' 1 a ^ J 1 , anct a associates endeavored to get bank
* avv s passed mat would insure the safety of the depositors'
™ 01 l ey a . tae ty-o session of the Legislature at Helena, but the
i Banking interests of the State fought it and through such tools
as ^. en * Lieemng, who has now been arrested for perjury in con
section with a bank, prevented any legislation which would make
l } sa . .,P U \ m P ne y ui a banking institution with the hope of
rtrawm I 1 ou
, e capitalists at the head of the United States Govern
h°wj ver ' pay little heed to the banking laws of the State
ana "tt le they care whether the hard-working man loses his httie
f ^ these mea ^"O conti ol the financial end of the govern
me l nt have so much faith in the banks and wanted to help them
out '. why did th 4 ey not J let tke Postoffices continue to sell treasury
! saving .certificates. and as the money came in loan it out to the
! )anks dl8 f 11CL . ^ lom whehce it
, .' n ?' government is taking no chances !
| eaBier to force the poor working man to take all the chances
1 'V - als JJ® a £ ei earnings while these officials sit in their nice soft
C 5 a i£ s tt •i'Üf'Sï 0 ? 8 b° n ] es aR j pra * e abou ^ the great democracy
, v, e .i ni tjd States and wonder why anyone should become
i bolshevik, Communist, or Radical.
, ft ^ time the working man—the wage slave—woke up and
)e ^ an to investigate a little on his own account. Every time he
tuins around he is the goa£. The moment he gets a dollar, a
bands are there to grab it and the stage is set for him
News is
It is so
lon ° )G rf,? le acquires the simoleon.
, . , ^ le °! things is so rotten that it stinks to the
R1 ^ Ï " eavens * The political gangsters have been shown up in the
P asa w ® eks as never before, although the graft no doubt has
be ® n Y aere ^ or y ears an d years and unsuspecting public has been
1 ollowlI ,$ a >ong like a band of sheep,
vu T *'ap^-Wr party in the field and with men
u La * ollett ® at the heild > the common people once more will
| nave . an opportunity to free themselves from the clutches of the
Parasites who are slowly strangling the government, and
-^ 1 ti! 1Rdlca V J ° nS • people are doin ^ i ust thi s very thing and
: Wlth the Vu° ? d pai 'Vj s ^ aspm ^ tor breath from exposure after
exposlu ' e > th e farmer-labor paity goes steadily on gaining strength
Wlth greater rapidlt y every day.
/'From the Daily Worker, Chicago"
Time brings many changes and we fine! now staid and con
servative senators making exactly the same charges against At
torney-General Daugherty that the Communists and other work
ing class elements made many months ago. #
Senator Robinson on the floor' of the senate, has accused
Daugherty of sticking in office in order to use the machinery of
department of justice, under the efficient management of
William J. Burns, for protecting the oil crooks and hampering and
terrorizing those senators who are demanding a showri-down. No
intelligent person reading the news stories of Daugherty's antics
can come to any other conclusion than that reached by the Ar
kansas senator.
There is more than oil graft involved in the attitude of
the attorney-general. The real danger t.. him and his backers is
111 tke . resolution calling for an investigation of private detective
agencies, introduced by Senator Wheeler of Montana,
With Daugherty out of office a change would doubtless be
ma de in the executive of the bureau of investigation, the post
no > v keld by William J. Burns, and w^e know just enough about
tbis labor-baiter to feel reasonably certain that once the records
of the bureau of investigation and of the department of justice
meet the light of day a sensation will result that will drive the
Teapot Dome scandal off the front page of
every newspaper in
depai *^ mea t of justice has been at the disposal of every
labor-hating corporation before and since Daugherty took office.
William J. Burns operates the largest private detective
a *' e " cy f t. h ? t -™ 1 « 1 States; it is today an auxiliary of the de
rf t^goveramenfthat ft ifimnossiblë'/i 0 ' ? ed i %vith +v> this win /
f where the P rlvate
8 5 luTttTmMtSÄÄ?^ be « lns ' . J J
its connection with the department of just ce'Jives Teml offi
cial character. Its machinations prevented^ the imneach/lrt nnt
ceedimrs hrontrht n-inwWfv 4 « iu u impeacn u m . ent pi ^
Ôu S 1v fons deréd It is uno^esüonaWe th^th 0 "® 6 eVel ' ïi! n f Se "n
hp tr* cnilQ ôv, I ° \ - e ^\ a t the same methods will
past,mainsInrfS threatened investigation if Daugherty
ihe thrtatofouSc^s^re^Äft^f 1 * 6 -^ is to ?£ y u hol ï n |
mo/ than onr^ve^n^ offi^l ooH fr Ï U ÎS over the * h ^.. of
P ? 1 I ? ■ ™ e /I at th . e support of him
thMPpubliän ^mrty l^a sSrt obtefned chairman of
Tn .,11 t hl hiL pu pp^nk n fw^- by f f '' • f A
«cal life the ferret^ m
.irep L ^ Tlrp ri JvU bas been sniffing
' f u b iu C q 6 a^ aS app ? mted ; " e daikei incidents in the lives
>ene -al ° Y supplement heroes are kniwn to the attorney
* £ xta «v,« r u- M1 ,
ne P fbp^i-n nG i 'V 10 WI ! believe that he will hesitate to
the knowledge that is his unless immunity is promised.
thpLiHuJ.* Wheelei : ^solution if complied with, will wreck more
fl • <l Caiee J 8 and f 1 '', 6 ^ ie American workers more insight into
* TÄ ot the government than all the oil scandals,
; ^A 8 e A ^ondei, that with this sword of Damocles hang
wfut/to stfckU out m ° men he eaves office the attorney-general
f A ,
have him quit!' a ' d t0 qU,t 3 0t ° f ° ther pe ° ple me afraid to
(Continued from last week)
The principal forage crop
sweet clover which was recôm
mended as the outstanding and ne
cessary supplement for corn. The
White sweet clover was proving pop
ular for hay production especially the
Arctic variety * which is lower, finer
stemmed and more hardy than ihe
ordinary white. The white variety is
often left standing too long before
cutting for hay. The Yellow flowered
variety is fine stemmed and
bushy ; ban Ihe white,
ing popular especially for pasture.
The Hubam annual variety has not
been promising in its performance in
Montana as yet. One of the princi
pay difficulties encountered by the
Montana Dry Farmer in growing
swefet clover under average condi ions
is obtaining a stand. The seed is
small and must be planted quite
shallow. While good stands are ob
tained on any kind of seed bed in es
pecially good seasons, a firm clean
seed bed such as is afforded on corn
land or summer fallow is almost a
necessity in a drier year,
with a light nurse crop early in the
spring is the most popular practice.
For unhulled or unscarified seed late
fall seeding or seeding during the
winter on the snow might be best. In
the spring one should not use less
than 7-8 lbs. of scarified seed per
acre. Flax is an ideal nurse crop. Do
not expect v 'ry much pasture the
first year unless conditions are above
normal. If the stand is poor or
patchy in the fall, seeding of winter
rye will fill out the stand and insure
a hgiher yield of feed the next year.
If the s and is reduced during the
winter, sowing of a spring hay crop
is recommended. The Extension Ser
vice is pitting a campaign for more
Sweet Clover throughout the state as
it is needed to balance the corn acre
It is becorn
Alfalfa from the standpoint of hay
and seed production were discussed
and tivals of both Grimm and Cossack
will be made in various parts of the
county. In ihe sowing c.f alfalfa,
greater care in providing a firm moist
seed bed was urged as alfalfa is a
crop which is expected to be carried
for several years before being plowed
up. The extra overhead expense is
The various annual hay crops were
taken up. Variety trials will be run
in the county with a view toward de
termining the value of Sudan grass,
millets, grain, hay, etc. for Sharidan
County conditions. The speaker was
of the opinion that we were probably
overlooking the value of oat hay.
An illustrated talk on the princi
ples of tillage and various type of
home-made and manufactured tillage
implements was given at various
places. The interest displayed indi
ca ed that this is of vital importance
in this county where we are apt to
he trying to use tillage methods and
implements adapted to the country
from which we came. Mr, Ogaard
emphasized .he importance of disk
ing stubbie especially on larrd to be
summer fallowed later than desir
able. Early plowing of summer fal
low was brought out and it
stated that the average dry farmer
in Montana is falling down badly in
' his one particular as compared with
dry farmers in older sections,
surface packing was deemed a good
practice on loose soils, late plowed |
summer fallow and where consider
able trash has been turned under. For
sdmnfer fallow subsurface packing
has been over-emphasized by dry
farm theorists. In caring forH
mer fallow after plowing,
and the spike tooth
condemned. Various types of home
made ^nd manufactured implements
were thrown on the screen. The type
adapted to any given farm will de
pend, on seal, capital, etc. In the i
use 6f such implements as the Duck
foot, cultivator, various shearing or
straight blade weeders, single
double rad weeders, the same prin
ciples ar e applied. Th e surface is
kept clean and cloddy," deep cracks
are closed up, the fine soil is sifted
down into the mellow and firmer' seed
bed and the subsurface and furrow
slice is brought into a firmer connec
tion with the subsoil. This w r ork will
be continued through tillage imple
ment demonstrations this coming sea
son when farmers will be given an
opportunity of observing the different !
types of implements in action on !
Sheridan County soils.. Mr. Ogaard j
is preparing « new bulle, in on tillage
implements which will greatly assist
farmers in constructing any of thes®
the disk
harrow were
Tho county will furnish gopher poi
son at cost this year. The distribut
°rs will be • he same as last year
with a few exceptions.
As a
reward of merit, Mrs. Mens
mg of School District No. 66 prom
is*l her pupils that if they would
make a grade of 90 per cent or above
in a certain examination, she would
ser4 m their names in for publica
:on in the Producers News. Here
[ the names and he grades earned:
Margaret Angvick: Spelling 95/
90; Alberta Berg: spelling!
geography 92, language 90, arith
m 95 j? y ?^ n . e 95; Ra y Hallquist:
/hng 90, hygiene 94; Lillian Han
C Sn 97, & e °g ra Phy 93, lan
^Ua^e 90, hygiene 96, history
ermee HaUquigt; spelling 90, geog
Ä 9k Lester Hancock: geography
95, Vem Hancock: reading 90; Alta
Madsen; spelling 93, reading 90
geography 97 arithmetic 100, hlstoÄ
? 7 ' ®| ulah Madsen: spelling 95, read
90 ' arithmetic 90;
Carl/Wdhams: reading 90; Walter
Wilhams: reaehng 90. Margaret and
Cornelius Angvick. Bernice and Rav
Hallquist, and Alta and Beulah Mad
sen were neither absent
nor tardy
last month.
Margaret Rooney has accepted a
position as teacher in the Gibson
school district No._ 21.
Miss Mary Craig and Mrs. John
Stoner called at th e Superintendent's
office Wednesday. Miss Craig is
again on full duty as teacher in the
Outlook High School af er a partial
lay off on account of a broken arm.
The La Grange school in Dist. No.
Giving the Telephone
. Life
Y OU can talk across the continent as i|
face to face. ,Your telephone Is the
latch to open for you^ny door in the land.
There it the web of wires. The
switchboard». The maze of apparatus. The
millions of telephones. All arc parts of a
country-wide mechanism for far-speaking.
The equipment has cost over two billion dol
lars, but more than equipment is needed.
There must be the guardians of the wires
to keep them vital with speech-carrying elec
trical currents. There must be those who
watch the myriads of tiny switchboard lights
and answer your commands. There must be
technicians of every sort to construct, repair
and operate.
A quarter of a million men and women are
united to give nation-wide telephone service.
With their brains and hands they make the
Bell System live.
Bell System

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Uni venal Service
And AD DtrmetM d Tenri
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