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City of Plentywood
Official Paper of the
VII, No. 16
A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEO PLE, BY THE PEOPLE
Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press, Vol. 9, No. 48
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1924
Continuing the Outlook Promoter
Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun
VOL.
Wheeler Will Make Race With Bob La Follette
Farmer-Labor Delegates Hold County Convention
-——
Montana Senator Says Neither of Big Parties Offer People
What They Want—Says Farmers Need Champion—
Wisconsin Candidate Gratified When Decision of West
erner
Is Made Known.
ACCEPTS AND BITTERLY SCORES DAVIS
With a dec
Washington, July 21.
inn that the "uncontrolled liber
laration . 4 . .
1 an,] progressive forces must look
elsewhere for leadership," than to the
re; ublican or democratic parties, Sen
democrat, Montana,
Wheeler,
his lot today with Robert M.
laFollette, independent candidate for
ator
cast
president.
Yielding to the appeal of Senator
LaFollette and a group of his sup
whc. had offered to indorse
porters
him, Mr. Wheeler announced that he |
would accept the
nomination on the LaFollette ticket.
He did so after having declared sev
eral days ago that while he probably
would support LaFollette he was un
willing to. become his running mate.
Senator Wheeler's decision was an
vice presidential
William H.
nounced in a letter to
Johnston, chairman of the conference
for progressive political action which
indorsed Mr. LaFcJlette's candidacy
at iu recent Cleveland convention and
head of the group meeting here to
! map ou* campaign plans.
it nought from Senator LaFollette
the statement that Mr. Wheeler's ac
ceptance was gratifying to him "as it
wiil he to millions of progressive
voters throughout the country."
ACCEPTS IN LETTER
Senator Wheeler's acceptance and
- denunciation of the two old poli
tical parties were embodied in a let
ter to William H. Johnston of the
Machinists' union, heading a commit
sent to him by the conference of
LaFollette leaders to receive his re
ply to the formal tender of the vice.
presidential nomination voted Fri-1
day. The letter follows:
"After careful consideration, I have
concluded to accept the honor your
committee so generously conferred on
me by tendering to me the nomina
tion for vice president, as the run
ning mate of the Hon. Robert M. La
Foliette, candidate for president of
tbe United States.
"I have had
know, to become a candidate for any
1 ~ce in th approaching election, but
r ave decided that it is my duty to
• ■cept your call, because it appears
k me that by so doing I can best
jene the highest interests
American people.
Kegreis uast Opportunity
I regret exceedingly that the de
niuoratic party in the recent national
convention in New Y'ork so complete
dpies of
you
no desire, as
of the
t of the fundamental prin
democracy and ignored the
:it economic issues of the present
• r - L has wantonly abandoned an
opportunity
for great public service,
reach
that v
clearly within its
80
ai
«m to lead to success.
e the farmers of the entire
cer
"W
facing bankruptcy, labor
unemployed, business depressed, a
• r *' majority of our citizens suffer
ln ? from
nister exploitation, the
^pui-lican and democratic parties in
Mention adhered to call of orga
n «ed millions, who are the victims
of the
present
\vt C ^ ose Inders whose training,
Pose sympathies and whose social
115(1 Political
economic disorders
associations are wdth
P re datory interests.
' er y democratic leader i
out of
the
in and
congress has proclaimed the
^ocratic party free from the taint
of *all Street
"T,
and ha5 blamed with
,_ de £ re e of truth the financial i
crests
in
centered there, but whose
extend far beyond, for
corruption in the republican ad
oration
kfislation against the common
p^:' ol> America. What are the
in o! e t0 . tb * nk > w hen the same men
oi^ention assembled, select as the
bearer
^ficatiens
and for the discrimina
of their party, an at
(Continued
on Page Eight)
ZEIDLER HARWARE
HARRIS CONFECTIONERY
A. INGWALSON & CO.
Boycott The Boy cotters! »,
TO FARMERS
ORPHEUM THEATRE
WEST CABARET
KAVON GARAGE
MD CnWADIVC nrr
luK. Ll))l Af\U ü 1/Litr
I AD ATTIAM
LAl\ A I ilflvl
The following declaration h;;s
* Leen made by Frank EJwards, *
* who is running for Govet.mr c \ *
■ Montana on the Farm er- Labor *
* ticket and gives Mr. E {ward's *
*
* clear, concise view of present sit
v nations:
*
*
* from economic viewpoints
* law.
I will to the extent of my abili- *
* ty, direct the power ot Montana *
*
jolitics into the channels of muss *
prosperity.
successful
The overtaxed citizen must he *
*
freight *
*
retaded in ::
*
*
*
Bank depositors must be given *
security. *
* I would put ihe touchstone of *
* simplicity to every department of *
A
adminisU itio.i '•
must *
for *
* le associated with
respect
*
*
* given relief.
H Montana praduc rs must he *
* favored with favorable
* rates,
*
Gasoline must be
* Montana at the same price that
* prevails in other oil-producing
1 * states.
*
*
* state, and its sub divisions, and *
* place a barrier against coufisca- *
* tory taxation and prodigal waste. *
* SLOGAN;
A complete and
at a *
*
• 4
* satisfactory public service
* greatly reduced cost."
I *
TWO CHICAGO MUR
DRERS PLEAD GUILTY
♦ ♦ * *
* *
*
Sons of Millionaires Plead* Guilty to
Crime of Killing Robert Franks—
Judge Will Sentence,
After sensational disclosures and
and Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., plead
guilty to the crime of murdering
Robert Franks, a 13-year-old boy,
last Monday,
were sons
sentiment was that their wealthy par
ents would secure their freedom by
confessions and denials, Richard Loeb
The attorneys for the accused
youths advised their clients to plead
guilty as public sentiment had been
aroused and the fact that the boys
of millionaires and general
for
spending huge sums of money
their defense.
The hideous crime
of murdering
a lad 13 years old by these tw^o boys
aged 19 and 20 has aroused the ire
of the whole nation and what penalty
the Judge will place upon the two
murderers will be watcheil with great
interest.
CRESAP AND HIS
COMMITTEES
J}
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Dwight R. Cresap, president of the
practically defunct Montana Wheat
Growers Assn., has just published an
other issue of his Wheat Grower de
nouncing the directors opposed to his
inefficient and criminally negligent
conduct of the Association. He is
still directing his red barrage against
Clair Stoner, Ghas. L. Taylor, J. W •
Anderson, Aug. Nelson and every
one of the directors who have tiled
for directors and whom Cresap knows
readv to kick him out and elect a
president who is able to establish a
wheat pool and maintain it for the
good of its member wheat growers.
He has established so-called com
mittees" which consists Purely and
simplv of stool pigeons and who are
paid for literature and slanderous lies
which they are sending the mem
bers in the hope of defeating the cb
rectors opposed to Cresap s past con
are
Page five)
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BEE KEEPERS MEETING
A meeting of the bee keepers of
the county and others who are in
terested will be held at the R. R. Ue
land farm at Antelope Saturday af
ternoon, August 2nd. The meeting
will b e in charge of O. A. Sippel, In
structor in Bee Keeping, State Col
lege.
; Mr. Sippel will give a demonstra
ü , on on ha ndling bees, and will also
structed° W ^ hiVGS Sh0Uld ** C ° n '
^11 phases of bee keeping will be
taken up. Everyone is cordially in*
vited to attend.
Those who have bee veils bring
them along.
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Automobile Deal
:
-
Representative Buys Loot in The
Dark—Ibsen Invovled—Ray Lang,
j Storkan's "Twin", in Stolen Auto
Business.
Some weeks ago, a mysterious rep
wbo
made it his business to collect and
dispense stolen automobiles, is re
ported to have called upon'Fred Ib-I*
sen, the local Implement dealer about |
midnight, driving a stolen Ford
Coupe. Fred Ibsen, who was evident- *
ly in a deal, accepted this Ford coupe !
and is reported to have paid over the
agreed price to the auto thief. After-1
wards Ibsen delivered the coupe to!*
Ray Lang, who it is said nut up the :
price of the car and Mr. Lang ordered
his mechanic to replace the sawed-off
resentative of the underworld
door locks and the jimmied
mechanism which the auto
| had jimmied at the time the car was
lock
thieves
stolen. It is reported Lang's mechan
ic became curious as to the reason
for this extraordinary defect in the
lock mechanism, as every Ford de
I livered to a dealer is invariably in
1 perfect mechanical condition and they
I as a rule are shipped taken' down.
(Continued on page 8)
Gigantic Seventh Annual Farmer-Labor Picnic at Brush Lake

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IN KEEPING WITH THE PAST SiX YEARS, THE FARMER-LABOR PARTY WILL HAVE ITS AN
NUAL FROLIC AT THE BEAUTIFUL BRUSH LAKE AMUSEMENT RESORT. BATHING, BOATING, RAC
ING, SPEAKING, TUG OF WAR, AND ALL KINDS OF SPORTS.
SPEAKERS OF NATIONAL REPUTATION WILL BE SECURED—HON. FRANK EDWARDS OF HELENA,
CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ON FARMER-LABOR TICKET; J. W. ANDERSON OF SIDNEY, CANDI
DATE FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR; SEN. CHARLES E. TAYLOR, CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS IN
THE SECOND DISTRICT AND EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO SECURE HENRICK SPüPSTEAD, U. S.
SENATOR FROM MINNESOTA TO SPEAK AT THIS PICNIC.
COME AND BRING YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS.
TH!S WILL BE THE LAST BIG DAY BEFORE HARVEST AND THEN NO VACATIONS FOR A LONG
EVERYBODY WILL BE THERE AND THE SPEAKERS HAVE MANY THINGS TO SAY WHICH
TIME.
WILL INTEREST THE MAN AND WOMAN WHO WORKS—LETS DROP OUR WORRIES AND CARES ON
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd, AND CRANK UP THE JITNEY AND MEET OUR FRIENDS AT BRUSH LAKE.
CONGRESSMAN SCOTT
LEAVITT DUMB ABOUT
WHEAT TARIFF CHEAT
* Congresman Scott Leavitt has
* returned from Washington, says
* Joe Kirschwing, candidate "for the
* democratic nomination for Con
* gress in the Second district.
* He is hopped up with interest
* in good roads for tourists. While
* he was in Washington he was
* dumb as a clam about good prices
* far Montana hard wheat.
* When he left Montana for
* Washington last fall the bottom
* had dropped out of the market
* for Montana hard wheat, it was
* being marketed at a loss to the
* growers of not less than 50 cents
* per bushel. If he was fit to rep
* resent this district—the greatest
* hard wheat growing district in
* the country—he knew that the
* milling rebate clause in the al
* le £ ed wheat tariff law (passed by
a Republican Congress) was
* cheating Montana farmers out of
* 30 cents P er bushel Protection
* which that fraudulent law pre
* tended to ^ ive -
* Did h e introduce a bill and re
* P eal the j° ker? He did not!
What did he have to say about
* this fraud that cheated the Mon '
* tana farmers out of more than
* twelve million Jollgrs on last
* year's wheat crop? Precisely*
* nothing at all. What has h e got
* to say about his desertion of the
*• men, women and children of the
* wheat farms of this district?
* Again, nothing at all. He has
* much to say about good roads
* but of what use are good roads
* when farmers have to haul wheat
* to BAD markets? Precisely none
* at all.
*
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FARMER-LABOR !
CONVENTION IN
DANIELS COUNTY

* : Last Wednesday, July 23rd, the ;
* Daniels County Farmer-Labor con
* vention met in the court room in
Daniels County and endorsed a set
* of candidates for county offices.
* The delegates unanimously declar
* ed for a Farmer-Labor party and an
* nounced themselves as solidly behind
* their endorsed candidates. They felt
* | ence and J °hn Nyquist, whom as
* they termed it, they had looked up
* on for guidance and leadership, but
* who have deserted them at a time
* ; when they needed their leadership in
the new Farmer-Labor party. The
*
* particularly bitter against Al. Lawr
* delegates declared that they are de
* terminée! to eliminate them from
* politics and place them in the politi
* cal bane-yard where they belong.
* Bot h Lawrence and Nyquist fell in
* j love with their county pie-ticket
* some time ago and announced that
* | they would rather run on the Re
• publican ticket and support Coolidge,
* Dawes and the old gang in Daniels
* co « nty than , to stand by the farmers
- and the workers who elected them.
* Roth , * yqmst a ? d Lawrence ' al '
* hough they are well up in years, have
* î 1 ?* yet outgrown the indecision, fie
* kleness and the horror of the bogey-.
* man incident to .childhood. The!
feared bogey-man is Bully Bowler,
* the notorious gambler, slacker, war-1
* time spy and international waif. He
* has scared Nyquist and Lawrence to
* death and it is generally understood
* that he has something on them which
* they are afraid to hav c him divulge,
* but they forget that others also have
* some information dealing with their
* i()ng durf ^ gt two rg
*
(Continued on Page Five)
GANGSTERS PRESENT LOOKING FOR SPUT
Largest Convention Ever Held in Sheridan County Meets at
Court House Thursday Afternoon and Endorses Farmer
Labor Candidates—Commissioner Question Brings Out
Many Stronger Supporters—Delegates and Spectators
Pleased With Result.
DELEGATES ENDORSE REAL FARMER TICKET

Mrg kelson left
MRS. MARY NELSON
a vacation
The sad news was received that on
Saturday, July 19th Mrs. Mary Ann
Nelson, wife of Ted Nelson, promi
nent farmer near Dooley died at the
Mercy Hospital at Devils Lake, North
Dakota.
on
ghe wag taken suddenly iU about
July 15th and was imme diately re
moved to ^he Mercy Hospital of
j) evds i ake where it was found that
an operation was nec cessary. The
Ci p era tion was performed and the pa
tient was considered out of danger
when ghe suddenly became worSe and
died Saturday> July 19th
Funeral services were conducted at
the family home near Dooley on
Thursday, July 24th by Rev. Matney
R eds t one> pas t er of the M. E.
Church> The remains were laid to
rest in the Dooley cecemtary.
Ann Darringtoi, was Wm
T '* T
** * ~ Wa
*. g , ° a " annie ar *
" * . ® Sp * r UR . 1
, , , e ° •f I \ ana m
, a e as .. , rC f S1 ®
^ ^ to this union
wag born two ^oys, 0 Fremont and An^
drv and three cirls Hattie Buelah
£ Mrg ^ n f KRzenberg. Beside
(Continued on Page Feur)
some time ago for Esmond North Da
kota to visit relatives and friends.
The Farmer-Labor convention held
in Plentywood, Thursday, July 24th,
was a huge success from its very
inception. Twenty-four of the thirty
precincts in the county were repre
sented and every delegate and alter
nate was there to do his best in select
ing the strongest and most efficient
candidate for each office to be
j filled and to be voted u P° n in
coming elections.
The convention was called to order
by Chairman Rodney Salisbury short
ly after 1:00 o'clock P. M.
the
,
i tbe a PP° lnt ment of the temporary
se f retary and t,be Credentials Com
1 mittee an i* after the credentials had
! been acce P td by the convention, Mr.
i Nels 01son of 0utloCtk was elected
permanent chairman of the conven
tion, whereupon the convention
ce ^' ed with its business.
The „committee on order of busi
*? ss reported its recommendations to
tie convention shortly after 1:30
and the recommendations were im
mediately accepted. A resolution en
# ty ^ icket as suggested
by th e State/Conference
°usly adopted.
The several county officers
discussed and after the nominating
ballots were counted it
that the convention was almost
imous for tbe Showing officials;
F0R REPRESE NTATIVES—Aage
Earsen Dagmar and C. C, Gronlie
° f Ha ^tead. (Clair Stoner
nominated, but refused to run).
FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR — Ole
After
pro
was unanim
were
was found
unan
was
Aspelund was endorsed by acclama
tion.
FOR SURVEY r OR—Hans Rasmus
sen was endorsed by acclamation.
FOR CLERK & RECORDER—
Niels Madsen of Dagmar received the
endorsement on the first ballot.
FOR CLERK OF THE DISTRICT
COURT—D. J, Olson received 21 of
the 24 votes cast on the first ballot.
FOR COUNTY SUPT.
SCHOOLS—Miss Emma Crone
endorsed by acclamation.
OF
was
FOR SHERIFF—Rodney Salisbury
received 21 of the 24 votes cast and
was declared endorsed.
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY—A.
C. ' ERICKSON received the endorse
ment on the first ballot.
FOR DISTRICT JUDGE—S.
Paul was endorsed by acclamation.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER—
Eng. Thorstenson, the present deputy
county treasurer, received 23 of the
24 votes and was declared endorsed.
D. J. Olson, having served the two
law, was not
E.
terms allowed by
eligible for the endorsement.
At this tim e a motion was put that
a recess be taken for 30 minutes but
a substitute motion to table the
cess motion prevailed.
At this time the first and only
heated discussions took place in the
convention over the question of
ty commissioner for the south dis
trict.
re
coun
Mr. Robert Larsen, who
a delegate from the Quitmeyer
precinct led
came
as
a consistent fight for
Peter B. Glein, a papular farmer in
the extreme southeast part of the
county. Mr. Larsen pointed out that
in his community very little roads
or other improvements had been
made by the county during the past
14 years and that his territory felt
that
a commissioner should
from that corner.
come
He also pointed
out that a large number of petition
ers from the Homestead,
Lake and Dagmar country was secur
Medicine
(Continued on Page Five)

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