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of Sheridan County and City of Plentywood
_ A PAPE R OF THE PEO PLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1924
Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press, Vol. 9, No. 30
Official Paper
VI, N°- **9
Continuing the Outlook Promoter
Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun
VOL
LaFollette And Frazier To Be Placed On Ballot
Rep- Larsen Answers Questions Of Farmerine
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« i'knn prom Several Counties Over States H&vc Been Piled
"Vith Secretary of State Asking That Names of La Fol
lette for President and Frazier for Vice President Be
placed on Fanner-Labor Ballot.
StCRETARV WALLACE MAKES STATEMENT
F-rmer-labor Party In Montana Knows Objective and Is Go
ing Ahead By Leaps and Bounds—Four Names of Presi
dential Electors to Be Filed Soon.
SPEAKERS ARE GREETED BY PACKED HOUSES
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the Farmer-Labor Par. y is on
• and knows where it is going
ea d by its activity in every
of the state during the past two
' culminating in the placing of
of La Follette and Frazier
siden ial preference ballc.t
While it was not neces
That
wat
sion
die names
on the P r
this week. , ,.,.
" T% . to file more than one petition
' nut the names of the presidential
the ballot, petitions
filed
andula'.es on j|
t m several counties were
imong-t which were the following:
ade, Choteau, Liberty, Flathead,
wu ei Sj Valley. Musselshell, Ravalli,
RtTsevelt, Sheridan, Silver Bow, Lew
■4 Clark, Pondera, Missoula, Gal
stin and many others,
s veral other petitions for the nom
„nation of LaFollette are in circula
:n throughcui the state. They are
vpectM to b e ready for filing early
next week.
The National Farm Labor Conven
joi will be held in a few months'
time, at which a candidate for presi
der.; and vice president will be nomi
■ fj and a platform adopted. Mon
will be entitled to ten delegates
which will be elected by the party
voter? of the state at large. PetitioJis
m now in circulation to place the
fdioving names in nomination: Sena
J. W. Anderson of Sidney, S. B.
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;
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Dav; ?on cf Great Falls, Ole Sanvik
of Harlem, Rep. Clair Stoner of Plen
(Continued on Page Four)
(2 BODIES REMOVED
FROM PITS IN UTAH
MINE DISASTER
GOVERNOR ISSUES APPEAL TO
STATE AND NATION FOR AID
FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
LEFT DESTITUTE; POISON
GAS DELAYS RESCUE WORK;
LITTLE HOPE OF FINDING
O V OF 173 TR APPED MEN
ALIVE.
('• -•) . * i- t . a T .
Tvitf" .I' V
f; .,, " '' i ' Behef vas
J f:," 5 ':i J that I ,erha P s
ah of th- inner recess
t ^
oMk» men in tl,l mfne are ahîe 62
■Mi's ha,llten lec™ red late Mon
[liav nitrh. Thr.w ; .! Jü°î;
bilitv th-'t i mi nV P cLf
|#S 0f " me sort
Her tûfo'-e th« rùmlmr rvaor, in
w nine rnL+ r t° f u ' n u
Strive! it ■. -I— t S f r°°| k P^ ace
Uciai. re'u; ( .?i%h?r Utf i Ue c l c<nc 1 crn
th. v 'v Lt .1 T ■ L Z y tW °
^ far D arv . 1 U . u ' i
i* ' bave been ' d_
(Continued cor page 4)
^ H. Nance, Former Depot Agent of Redstone, Runs Afoul
of CusIor.T CnHp'rtr»»* ^mii<rcrlin<y YVheat from Can
?C U_ p; m n I I *1 V' ^OOOO -ind
' ' ^ ,e D 60 Days In Jail and Fined S 5 ÜU.UU
Costs.—Another SmuwpTer Nabbed at Madoc.
/AH-mer ^mugglei iwaDoea ai
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started a freighting business, with a
fliver truck The business did not
and Nance became an infant in-j
dustry in that h e bought wheat in
uusuy, - . .Y. •. ij ne
Canada and hauled it 0 The
miff on°wheat" X UnHed States
is 30 cents the bushel, and Nance
bought it in Canada for 30 cents per
Kel less than the Montana price
dus ne i ira» uw» «
rSS'ÄÄ
infant industry Nance was ihe
u „ NH .
But ColiecCofÄs J. W
Roberts of Great Falls learned of
the industrv, and December 12, 1923,
a couple of his men caught Nance in
the°act after he had sold some 2,000
busheis an<l made S600. Nance wh.
(Continued on page eignt)
REDSTONE CITIZEN FOUND GUILTY OF
SMUGGLING; GIVEN JAIL SENTENCE AND FINE
Fals * March 7.—It was
•«T 7 V ay in tbe federal court
r ' Ju, .W Charles N. Pray Thurs
ivHi, r n ^ r ' and at least one infant
^Vr% n }E ped in th ® bud ' \ h J le
i- i , same m • another
r - d disastrously for the pro
count- ^ a::C 5' Redstone, Sheridan
^ .'. pleading guilty, appeared in
aS . a of infant industry
7 Lbe tariff, and gave a
; lca ' tlemonstratic.n of the
Ur v- of the law.
. .inee was formerly depot
tedstone, where his wife is
but lost his
pay
protêt
most
»orki
as an
whizz.
ress
job last
according to his own story,
Skeihv 1M a ' S °H drink stand in
World' P k„ * or ? tbe Dempsey-Gibbons
Us . kS®P , . onshi P fight of July 4
*5** hl s roll of $700.
Co m hI K Ji ( K good THING
for w n atK t0 Redstone he Werk
tages a while.
and later
-———-been
i g 1 \\j AF'KJIDD MA 1 ÄZ
J» U. Vf riulNEiK. IN Ö ri
MAYOR OF P'WOOD
Lewis
Law Partner of Howard M.
Takes Over Reins of Government
.
upon Resignation of L. J. Onst ad
Council Selects \oung Attorney,
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At the regular session of the city
council held Monday of last week. At
wSalim as mavor Jrf"tho 1 Town of
resignation a» mayor of the 1 own of
Plentywood, the resignation being
supplemented with oral remarks to
the effect that for seme time at least,
ho would be,unable to b e present at
council meetings or attend to other
duties involved upon ^hat office, ov-—
mg to stress of business • requiring
his absence from town.
After some reluctancy of the alder
men being expressed, his resignation
finally passed with unanimous vote
There now being a vacancy in the
mayor's chair, Alderman Moe movedj
\b a * Attorney J. G. Wagner, pie^-i
dent of the council, be elected o that
office. Motion earned and after the
oath of office had been administered,
Mr. Wagner promptly assumed the
duties as mayor of Plentywood.
Before leaving the office the out-1
going mayor paid nice compliments
to the heads of the different depart
ments of the city government, and
that in general everything had moved
along smoothly and to the best in
lerests of all the people of the town.
Mr. Wagner is junior member of
the law firm of Lewis & Wagner, has
had considerable experience on
city council, and is otherwise
qualified to fill the office of Plenty
wood's chief executive.
the
well
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BIG TIME AT DAGMAR
MARCH 21ST
Preparations are being made for a
high old time at the Dagmar Hall
Friday evening, March 21 st, when a
j an , an ,] basket social will be put
on for the benefit of the Farmer-La
, Da rtv
f »rt h facts concerning the Farmer
P ar,y ' . ... , ..
1 The entertainment will furnish
i amusement °^ d and young and
is expected that the Dagmar com-:
1 miinity will iura cut en masse and
C °P c,ff h° nors for the biggest
a nd best social and dance yet put on
in Sheridan county.
OLSON CHALLENGES MORCK
As an added attraction to what was
! a ]ready a fine program. Dan Olson,
(Continued cji page 4)
Aiinn a /\xt AiimnniT
OUTLOOK CITIZEN
THINK'S MARCH
SHOULD HAVE HIS
HEAD EXAMINED
to Kwnw what MvpcH
FVFR T2„ K SSy THF^RFTTFR 1
\1FVT E ) rfV\ H lln in
«HFKinvîr 1 rniTXTY ITI0Nh 1N
' HEK1DAN CULINIY.
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| to T ^ f its c 0
sent to the Producers News and
we are pointing the same so that the
people may see the same:
THE LETTER
Outlook, Montana.
March 12, 1924.
Editca' Sheridan County Farmer,
Plentywood, Montana.
Dear Sir:
My attention has been called to an
I article in your issue of February
j 29th, wherein ycu are reporting the
i (you-would-haive) failure of the so
j c ial and dance at Outlook,
j note you report six (armers in
attf, "'lance and must say you have
don real well for V0U; There were
j that many there ri ht- y ou also
claim t h e dance and program was
nc £ a success as thev did not carry
out ^ parts . To 'this I will sav
■ you or any one else who says (h at,
s a d j r t y ij ar and cannot prove the
j statement. Each and every act ad
j vertised was put on and carried out
to a letter Th affair was a rea
guc bolh from a social and fin
ancial standpoint . The rec eipt s were
| $106 .60. Isn't that pretty fair for
gix enthusiastic farmers? How cân
you eX p ec t any one to swallow such
a con gi omera tion as that ? The dance
(Continued on page 8 )
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Pill Peddlers Graft For Two Months In 1922
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STORKAN AND SELLS DRAW DOWN HUGE SUM
DURING REGIME OF JUD MATKINS—YEARN
FOR OLDEN GRAFT TO RETURN AGAIN—
NOT SATISFIED WITH PRESENT EASY PICKINGS.
$1,885 IN TWO MONTHS
Farmerine Emits Howls In Attempt to Throw Smoke Screen
Which Would Hide Facts Such as are Published Below
and Also to Cover Up Grafts Being Perpetrated on the
Taxpayers at the Present Time By Plentywood Pill
Peddlers.
pst WE FORGET!
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UUILUUA IUUWu
P AI |DI C 1\/I \ UD H? FK
UlUlLL IVlAKKltiD
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y. L. Garrick and Miss Onalee Ladd |
Married at Plentywood Last Mon
da v Morning By Rev. Boone. •*
i A quiet wedding occurred Monday.
March 10th, at the Congregalonal
parsonage in this city, when V. K|*
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Garrick and Onatee Ladde, both ci
Outlook, w y ere united in the holy;*
bonds of wedlock, Rev. Boone officiât
the happy
ri PTM TA Cl? INTERIOR
ajUVlil'i VIM Li 111 1 LIUUll
IHtïf\Pnr , Ar , C PU A MAP
lîWîiPRî sllrS I HAllllr
UIiI/LIKUUIjO vlIrlllULi
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Jim Popesku, the energe^fc head of
t h e Elgin Cafe, a very popular eat
; ing house in Plentywood, has been
giving ^he interior of his place of
| business a thorough overhauling and
, „h-jmrori tho arranement of the
tabled ind counter confiderably.
Sïï i-d . new lunch
counter which is a magnificent piece
0 f furniture and is in keeping with
the up-to-date qualities of the Elgin
c
of^'cSf ZMTZef'liï it
that enables one to see around the
en Se r n°°aTtognther the improvement
Ä» % P^pesku.is to
b e congratulated on his enterprise m
looking after the wants of the man>
, patrons of his place of busings, who
greatly enjoy the cleanliness and
| high Cass vnands served-by J.m and
j his stat oi employe. ^
mg.
After ihe ceremony
(Continued on page 8 )
Sipiri Of Unity Prevails At St Paul
As Farmer-Labor Conference Starts
By WILLIAM F. DUNNE.
of
a National Farmer-Labor
is
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10.—Wil
liam Mahoney, editor of the St, Paul
Trade Union Advocate, opened t he
COnference of r e P rese 0 ntat,ves
* a ™er-lab«r parties a ; 3 p. m. today
in th e Labor Temple.
The conference was called, to ake
final action on the decision of a pre
vious conference held on Nov. 15 last
to hold
Convention on May 30.
In his opening speech Mahoney
staved that he had been notified by
many organizations that they could
not be represented but had sent their
views. "This," said Mahoney,
what we do not want.
It will be some time before creden
U. S. Officers and Sheriff Get Stills
,
WALTER DOMONOSKI OF NEAR
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DOOLEY AND MARVIN TORER
SEN, ON JUDGE COMER'S FARM
NEAR COALRIDGE, FALL INTO
CLUTCHES OF LAW.
Last Tuesday afternoon, twc. fed
eral officers and Deputy Sheriff Wm.
Newdon went out to the Domonoski
farm near Dooley, and found a 50
gallon ätill in full operation. The still
w r as seized and 75 gallons of liquor
was poured out, four gallons being
kept for evidence and several barrels
of apricot mash were poured out cai
the ground. Two hundred pounds
siguar and mM 25-pound boxes
The fo»P wi "K «Kares tell their
♦ own stoty of why the Plenty-*
* \ Vood doctor^ are so anxious to
* P u ^ every other docicj" out of
* business in the county for fear
* that they may secure their fat
jobs as county poor doctor and
* County Health office even if they
* have tCl drag the name of their
brother doctors through the mud
* by the dirtiest slander that could
* he perpetrated by two human be
* j n g S . The figures also explain
w hy the two pill peddlers and
*
* knife wielders want to have a pa- *
p er to protect them in their ne- *
* farious practice and also to try *
* to get in another members of the *
j* old gang so they
* their county graft which was run- ..
* ning so smoothly under the re- *
* fCyeïr Matkin m •
* These figures explain why the *
* Farmerine shouts about Charles *
* Taylor and why they would *
* like to have the people of Sheri
* dan county believes the lies in *
* th e Farmennes—lies that even *
* in their total amounts to only a *
* few dollars.
* The pdl (topstera coidd have a
* ^ nty
they could only get rid of Tay
i* lor and the Producers News and
J the. Salvarsen expens would
* agam have bills like beiow.
* 0h > those were happy days,
* da ys that cannot be forgotten,
* days that must come back again
:i f e^
saddle at
, W „ AT , T C0ST SHERIDAN
* COUNTY TO KEEPItTrE
*. MEN FOR
# * _ *
# ppivsiON FOR DR SFII S
— , a<t a n ti on C) $ 5 $ ge
. *£»" •;' iT > . »
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can continue *
tials are approved, the convention
organized and voting strength of
the gathering known. State parties
from Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana,
North and South Dakota and Wash
ington are represented here in addi
tion to the two factions of the Illi
nois Farmer-Labor Party, the Buf
falo Labor Party and the Labor Party
c.f Washing.on. D. C., headed by
William V. Mahoney,
William E. Rodriguez and Gifford
Ernst are here for the insurgent
faction of Illinois, Illinois Farmer
Labor Party; J. G. Brown and Robert
M. Buck for the old organization.
Rodriguez, Ernst and William
Mahoney, of Washington, D. C., wast
ed a lot of valuable energy before
(Continued on Page Four)
apricots were seized and brought
tci Plentywood as was also the cook
er and coil of the distilling outfit. The
barrels and gasoline burner and gas
tank were destroyed.
Wm. Domonski, the owner of
still, appeared before Judge Olson
Wednesday and plead guilty to
charge of manufacturing -and having
in his possession moonshine liquor.
He was bound over to the district
court for sentence, bail being fixed
$1,000.00 Bill Gottlieb of Antelope
and Jack Duggan of Plentywood
signed the bond for his release.
Mr. Domonoski will appear before
Judge Comer when he returns from
(Continued co page 4)
of
of
[an open letter
TO F. D. MORCK
OF ANTELOPE
I have been informed that you, at
the meeiing held in the Brotherhood
Hall. Dagmar, March 12, 1924, made
certain accusations and charges
against me as County Treasurer
I hereby challenge you to meet me
at the Farmer-Labor meeting, which
will be held at ihe same hall, March
21 st, and reiterates your charges.
shall be there and answer them.
Respectfully,
D. J. OLSON,
County
Sample Of How The Old Gang's Tools Perform
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ANDREW HANSEN
RECOVERS QUICKLY
IäääTwI
Returns Home Next
liston and
Day.
Dr! S Storkan in regard to* his condi
Hon he was advised to go to a real
specialist as th e case was a seuous
on ®; _ , , , . M
Following Storkan s advi £e, Mr.
Hansen bought a ticket for St. Paul
and Monday afternoon left on the
(Continued on Page Eight)
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JnAPjl/IAD MCCTIWf
•lUAulflAK lULitlllNu
* !*'**'**'*
* l\f) IllTP PIP PDAWH
• DRAWS Bill CROWD
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* • mee ting held at the Brother -
* ho JJ e Hall at g Da g mar i ast Wednes
* " uuu . . Hn . _
: "1SÄÄÄEL
• of this meeting and Paul Madsen, a
• brother ot Niels, was elected secre
*. ^ chnste L en . DaKm ar, started
* the ball rolling by giving a well pre
* pared short talk. After the ice was
• broken, things went lively, and speak
. ers were numerous. Hans Rasmus
Andy Hansen, well known miller of
Plentywood, had been bothered a few
days ago with a pimple on the inside
of his nose which he picked and which
then spread to his face, causing it
to swell up around the mouth and
and after Mr. Hansen consulted
(Continued on Page Four)
Sheridan County Representative Calls Storkan's Medical Jour
nal on Statements Made In That Paper Last Week—
Writes Letter to Sen. March.
REP. A.T LARSEN WAS THERE—HE KNOWS
j
Answers Articles Appearing in Farmerine Bluntly and to the
Point and Proves That Paper to Be a Fourth Class Liar—
Proves Statements By Facts, Not Fiction.
PICTURES OF WARRANTS A BIG JOKE
WANTS SEN. TAYLOR TO PAY FOR TRIP
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BURLEY'S WARRANTS
ARE FAKALOOS
j Farmerine Spends a Loti . of Money
For Nothing—Public Laughs
Antics of Farmerine to Get Some
1 thimr «n Tavlnr
*
In the last week of the Pillsters
Special, the now famous Canadian
in-,p rU n -Peddler frem Scobey attempts
j to make its readers believe that Sen.
| Chas. Taylor got more than he had
; coming from the State of Montana
| for services as Senator from Sheridan
; County during the last special ses
I s i on . '
Would this Canadian (vaif please
; explain how it came about that after
| he was made editor of the Scobey
Sentinel in 1921 all his mates
at, round the Green Table immediately
became prosperous and the Scobey
Sentinel lost money? How can
explain his exploits at the Green
Table and loss of $400 per month
when his salary was less than $200
This yel 1 ow Canadian better pack
his duds and go back to King George
I
on^
! his army during the World War.
We do not imagine he is anxious
to do this as long as Storkan and
Popbottle Jack sustains him and gives
him a little handout once in a while.
No sir, this bird likes pie, but even
Storkan's pie plate is getting low.
MISS BENEDICT SPEAKS AT
W. C. T. U. MEETING MARCH 11
ppc wj p m tt 1 u vAmiioi*
TEe W .f C - , T - U * had ******
crowd turned out to hear the lecture
riven by County Librarian, Inez
Benedict on "Good Books." She dealt
especiallv with th e influence and im
portance' of the reading matters
children and the resnonsibilitv
p are nts'in supervising P and guiding
their reading All present greatly
appreciated the abl e P presentation
thp subiect
J_
Try a Want Ad—It Pays.
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Surveyor Russel Link, Special Friend of Leo Zeidler and the
Pet of the Plentywood Four Hundred, Receives $465.00
As Expense of Running His Office for Month of April
1922.
OLD GANG TRIES TO RETURN PILFERER
Compare Link's Record with Surveyor Rasmussen and It Will
Be Found That the Farmers Surveyor' Received $232.00.
As Expenses for Running His Office During the Month
of April, 1923.
FIGURES SHOW WHO ARE THE GRAFTERS
The f 0 u 0W ing is a sample of the
way the county was being grafted
wh „ n the 0 i ( i gang was i n con trol of
the commissioners o£ Sheridan county.
This ig real money paid out in the
spring months by the county ccmmis
sioners for work alleged to have been
d ^ ne but for which no result ever
I showed \herefrom Looke over the
l ls t carefully and let your mind run
back to the year 1922. when Jud Mat
kins was the County Board of Com
missioners and compare this with the
1 present admimstration of? County Sur
v ^ yor Rasmussen, who the Farmerine
chides about his ideas of economy,
„ -ame'bunch cf° tar,e'™rs
gg
^ medical journa, down the
LINK'S DRAG FOR APRIL
Link, mileage, road inspection
and survey ...
Link, road inspection and sur
vey .
64.001
$55.90
Plentywood, Mont.
March 11 , 1924.
Sheridan CcAinty Farmer,
Sen. A. W. March, Editor and Mgr.
Dear Sir:
Your receipt of my letter of Feb.
127. 1924, at hand, and I see to my
at, . » ,
* ur Pnse in your letter that you find
it a graft that I use the Stationary
the State supplies myself and other
j Représentâmes with for the time we
are elected, for use in our corres
I P° nd ® nce -. V has never occurred to
me that it should be put to any o h
i « r u se. Next week you had better
; have , th i s , K™* f ° r headlines in your
wonderful Unity for Town and Coun
try sheet. But for youi information,
1 . shall state that this stationery is
gi ven to us to use -the same as the
Farmerine is supplying you with he
stationery that you are using for
a- y° ur correspondence. But for econ
orny sake I shall use a piece of wall
paper this time, and after this I shall
he waste any more. stationery or
wall paper on hair-splitting stuff.
In regard to your great exposure
? j Sen. Taylcir's warrants I doti t
see why you did not get the Record
Herald to furnish a copy of tny war
ran ^ and Mr. Stoners as they were
I exactly the same amount, and there
I was , ord v a few Senators and House
| members receiving more mileage than
j'™ e ohendan county delegation.
I can tell you that I was on the
mileage and per diem committee
in the House, and I suggest that you
write again, or you may ask Oscar
Collins or Jack O'Grady to do it for
y° u and find out if 1 did n <>t get
j more mileage than I was supposed
to* and then ask State -Auditor
\ George Porter, t 0 send you a photo
th ® State warrant of $ 1212.00 that
T* s iS - 1 Excellent Vov D; SheS
fc 5. His Excellency Gov. J. M. Dixon,
or ^ re ,? T lgh ^
h T L t h d
ILÎ? e of
^ course it was great s ates
g° od econo, £ y tû P ay
? ne , thoasand a J? d two hundred and
SSf e t v d °äfJ5 ^ a °tK dlS p°t
when the Slate can pa v for them. But
us drop this matter and get dowm
(Continued on Page Eight)
Link, mileage and expense,
bridge inspection .
O'Hanley, bridge inspection.
Link, bridge inspection .
O'Hanley, road work and sur
vey .
Link, mileage and survey .
Linl^ road inspection and sur
vey .
O'Hanley, general office work,
April salary .
Link. April salary, gen. office
work .
24.00
11.50
24.00
28.50
55.90
64.00
27.58
112.00
Total for month
$465.00
HAN'S RASMUSSEN'S PAY FOR
. APRIL, 1923
Office work .
Road inspection
Mileage .
$136.00
56.00
40.00
$232,00
Total for month
THE DIFFERENCE
Link, the gang's tool ...
Rassmussen, farmer candidate 232.00
Saving to county in one month $233.00
$465.00

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