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H, ST0R, CA| «_ ""ONT^Tr V' & 4, 1/ Robert M. LaFollette Will Accept Farmer-Labor Electors U ^5* PRODUCERS NEW. * f LIBERT' IS NOT bA XDED DOWN from abo\ e ^X^JPaper of the City of Plent y wood VII, No. 18 & « THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY. _A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, F OR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1924 Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press, Vol. 9, No. 50 Continuing the Outlook Promoter Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun VOL. Examiner's Report Shows O'Grady Stole $2,141.67 Queen of Montana" Contest Stirs The County -- +-----+_ « SIORKAN AND GANG FEE SICK ABOUT JACK Joe Dixon Finally Smoked Out, Forced to Expose his Thief Friend, After Holding Up Report Since June 10th— Gangsters Feel Chagrined Over Loss of Comrade Whose Greatest Crime Was the Fact That He Got Caught. r ., T-, . . l he report ot the Examiner on the Seed Grain thievery, lowing th:'t Jack O'Grady, and the O'Grady outfit stole $2,141.67 ef the money the fanners paid in on their seed grain notes, is out t last, after having been held up since June 10th, bv the orders ot Gov. Joe Dixon, as neai as it can be learned. icpoit was smoked out by the continuous attack upon Tp, oouinor by the Producers News, which - forced him to throw over his crook friends, reluctantly as he did. The icport anent the O'Grady thievery, held o grady is still on the county payroe uo until the Governor's tool, the indicted Bank Examiner Skelton, 1 could get ont a wilfully libelous report on County Treasurer D. J. Olson, in order to discredit him if possible, and through him the Famier-Lvbor party of Sheridan county, boomerang eel I which he ha^w kan. and (| Sheridan County Farmer, had to finally come through report which Jack O'Grady had bargged about the street not come out until after election because of his"cönnection with Gov. Dixon and Attorney General Rankin, whose political inter ests. O'Grady and Collins are looking after in this neck of the ! woods. The Olson charges and "our governor" in spite of the connections ith Mr. O'Grady, Mr. Collins, Ray Lang. Dr. Stör en Ink Roger Burke, whom he sent here to edit the with the would The notes of the Examiner's Report which will be printed in full in the Producers News shortly, says: EXAMINER'S NOTES The figures in the report show that we have charg ed Mr. John C. O'Grady with $2,141.67 for collections made while acting as the County's Agent, none of which has been turned over to the County Treasurer. Mr. O'Grady acknowledged having received the above amount with the exception of one item of $168.50. The books show a credit for this amount. Mr. O'Grady states that he is without funds to reim burse the County, but will give security for the amount. The County has not received any funds or security from Mr. O'Grady up to the close of the audit made of the spe cial Relief Accounts. The County Attorney and the Board of County Commissioners should put forth a strong effort to collect the money mis-appropriated by Mr. John C. O'Grady. " The repart was made by Examiner* J. D. Dwyer, who worked on the mat- j er from April 10th to May 24, 1924, and Examiner A. E. Williamson, who worked on the report from April 10, to April is, 1924. The report was submitted as complete by the above examiners June 10, 1924, apparently held by the State Examin er Skelton, personally by orders of 6ov Dixon, and Attorney General Jvankin until August 6th, the date it mailed with a letter signed by morning uVust 8th Plentywood thls The »-Gw A' t t'w J. Olson'T*. £ h°, Un T ty Tr 0 e 7 asm T D - rived inn li-.t i • '? une 27 and ar wbe it Ga u n T tu ent p WO °^ «•n the t ountv Printing ^ concerning ^ Ptclucers Ne» s wfs dated jinf and was 0'Graflv* . :r ! | ,s : \ tip, but the, rhed Ao . 1 ated ^ une t0, ar r- ' n wear Collins! knew wh and Jack O'Grady s going to be in the as they peddled far w Iiat it would contain be s released. Burley Bowler and Dr, Storkan of Plenty iv evidently w r ell advised mty treasurer's report W • U wa kobev of ■'■•Ml ■„ "haï i ; I ■ ■il. Imib before it was re . '• 111 t>ict it is believed that the '■ntkinen conspired with the ; •• Iv ; liner and the Governor to Li i 110 ü!son report first and to , u "' , ,r '" O'Grady report until af Th ec »»° n *" or P°6tical purposes. nJ nat Mr O'Grady has the pull with . , n —ibmkin that he claims, # '! n V ni y .too true by reason of the ■y 1 report on his thievery ap without excuise for two p, ADY VOTED LANSTRUM Jack O'Grady, it -Will be remember Kl' ' ve nt to Helena in Januarv with ® Collins' pmxv, as State Com * '?■" ft° m Sheridan county, and r; 1 th " deciding vote of the Repub iS«T' eati on^ that ^elected Dr C-l i.e National Committeeman and Di^ 1 fara Goza for that place, ', on and Unstrum are under obli 2?» to Collins and o"g«Sv for r y ices u rendered, and that is prob doiL"tt y - U K ese worthies have been Jack ov' r , hest to Protect the thief, and drix - y ' being onI y Austerated ™ mto the open by the per continued on Page Eight) Months. ai.) Boycott The Boycotters! ™™ns ZEIDLER HARWARE HARRIS CONFECTIONERY ORPHEUM THEATRE WEST CABARET KAVON GARAGE Oklahoma City, Aug. 6.—The Daily Oklahoman, which opposed the nom ination of former Governor J. C. Wal ton f Qr United States senate, ori the democratic ticket, tonight conced ed his victory over E B Howard and fÄ*"' 1 P V WALTON CONTINUES LEAD IN OKLAHOMA DEPOSED GOVERNOR HAS A SMALL LEAD OVER NEAREST OPPONENT WITH TWO-THIRDS VOTE REPORTED. j|u latest tabulation showed Wal tQn i ea( ji n ^ by 3,000, with less than a third of the state to be heard from. i I 1 RAY LANG IS WORKING NIGHTS Business So Rushing That: i * • • w r» . • nn Old Lizzie Puts 111 Many Hours Doctoring Cars Park Ray Lang is now working nights, It is reported that "Lizzie Ray" has such a rush of business that he takes cars home with him, so that like Cascaret, he can work while his neighbors sleep. His friends report that "Lizzie" is such an industrious and ambitious chap that a person can sret up any time between twelve and three and find Ray busily engaged in the artistic svork of punching- funny little characters into the en P" e °U a couple of Ford coupes and other such Hk® honest work. Like the village blacksmith, "Each evening sees some task begun, Each morrow find its done. Many people think that Ray, is get tin K things ready to entertain the Agents of the Pe P a 5 n tm .f r n 0 t _°f n J again are expected to drop in again now almos t any da\. ' [ Sez j t0 myse „, sez I, The Produc 1 ers News is the paper to buy I j ed In His Door Yard. TAYLOR OPENS CAMPAIGN WITH TALK TO GREAT FALLS LABOR COUNCIL (From Great Falls Town Topics) Great Falls, Mont.—At a meeting of the Cascade Trades and Labor Assembly, Senator Charles E. Taylor opened his campaign for Congress with an address to members of the Assembly. The applause that greeted the speech showed that the workers have a common interest with the farmers in this election and will act together. In the course of Iris re marks Senator Taylor said: "This is not the first time I have am! Labor Assembly, but it is the first time I have appeared before you as a candidate for any office. It is natural that as a. candidate for Con _ r, • |T| X Rl® three fears Deception By Joe Dixon • J » w* ^ m 1 « n 1 Ü |L Ä Jj 5JB I' Y riAil S gk %% |C 8 £ I JLjA.ILP y JL £ I dlaH a • + _* ■■■■■■■■■■■■IRiiH « uiutuuüui ATICM41LU1 iijuwuiia 1A111 JUGGLES FIGURES TO INDICATE THAT THE TOTAL REVENUE IS LIGHTER,- WHEREAS STATE HAS AC TUALLY PAID MORE INTO THE COFFERS OF DIXON ADMINISTRATION THAN TO PREDECESSOR. VALUATION INCREASES In an open letter to Governor Joseph M. Dixon just publish ed and given wide circulation in the state, Frank J. Edwards, the LaFollette Farmer-Labor candidate for governor of Montana, points out deception practiced by the governor in dealing with the legislature and pretending to inform the people of the state about the general finances of Montana. Mr. Edwards goes further than anyone has ever attempted before and shows how Governor Dixon has not only been responsible for grabbing more taxes from the common people but has discriminated against certain big interests on one hand while letting a favored railroad company reduce its tax payments by three-quarters of a million of dollars. GOV. DIXON PRACTICED FLAGRANT DECEPTION Quoting from the report of the State Auditor and the mes sages of Dixon himself, Mr. Edwards shows graphically how the governor of Montana has practiced the most flagrant deception in making statements about the assessed valuations of the state and the amount of taxes collected. __ . . . . .... i , . . You are and have been m a position to have complete and accurate statements made from the public records and to COm-i^°^ nrnnd or demand their widest publicity," writes Mr. Edwards • But I have before called attention to your methods of de * » ception and as authority for my statements, I have quoted from your messages. TAX REVENUE INCREASES 192. H* ain 1 desir ? h to / h f ect f youratt t i nti , on m r mess t geof 1923. Here, your method ef informing the legislators was, to say the least unique. On page 4 you pointed out to the legislators the amount of revenue received by the state from the 'corporation tax and the 'license tax' for the years 1917 to 1922 and which dis close clearly a material shrinkage of revenues from these sources during each succeeding year. On the same page you called atten UNDER DIXON 6i tion to the shrinkage in taxable property valuations and showed that such valuations had decreased from $589,304.187 in 1918 to $465,200,202 in 1922 and, with these references, left the legislat ors to infer that there was a corresponding shrinkage in the reve nue from these decreased property valuations. In this connection the report of the state auditor discloses the facts as follows: Taxable Valuation 1918—$539,304,187 526,596,140 1920— 514,322,944 State Taxes Collected $1,474,686.06 1,293,246.06 1,100,345.67 1919 Total $3,868,059.79 $1,601,626.71 1,521,201.41 1,538,078.52 % 1921— $495,658,752 1922— 465,200,282 1023— 466,639,752 Total The above figures show that from direct property taxa tion you collected, for a corresponding period of time, the sum of (Continued on Page Two) $4,660,906.64 gress in this district that I should appear before When I was urg ed to file by th"^r~ference of the Farmer-Labor parry, the party that will within the years be come the doming. r of the na tion, I accepted L ' concicus of the fact that my only®'chance for winning the election woulji be the securing c.f the support and^te ,of the indus trial worker on tt? ,'b'he hand and the agricultural worked on the other, the votes of the class to which I belong and which class should that class see fit to send me as its représentât re in the United States Congress. All advised people (Continued on page 8) will represent j ç x mprell FARM PLANS * big acreage for 1925 * ♦ I * Billings, Aug. 5.—The big * I * Campbell farm on the Crow res * ervation at Hardin, already is * * shipping out new wheat, while * harvesting operations continue to * gather the crop of 32,000 acres * sowed last fall and this spring. * * About 120 men are busy now, cut * ting and threshing the grain, and * * this force will be increased tc. * * 250 as soon as the additional * * hands can be obtained, the in- * * creased help to include those who * * will be put on operations for * sowing next season's crop. * Plans have been laid f °r ij- : I * creasing the acreage to 45,000 * j * acres next year, with 65,000 acres * and 1,000,000 bushels as the goal *• for 1926. * ! : * * * I * , I « ■ ™ att RÄ/VäFP S RT I OF MONFANA5i: J A niTlXin n iwrnp HL gill him* KAnlKrKN v*lviiiiiU mMamx «IUÜ1U RffllfT* Of\ nn A Tï?r nFUll* h!I SI lull il» Hr. Pm 1UUÜI UV IV IIILl I till Former Great Falls Bankers Each Stf«ten« cd to ,30 Months Imprison ment as U. S. Court of Appeals Supports Decision Here in Com-,* mercial Bank Case. Clan Francisco Calif Autr 4 —Con-i viction of Robert B. Noble^ and Julius C. Peters, officials of fhe closed Com mercial National bank of Great Falls, Mont., on a charge of altering the bank's records, was upheld here Mon day by the United States circuit court of appeals. Noble and Peters were each sent enced to 30 months imprisonment and the payment of a fine. Todays deci sian affirms a decision of the lower court. They were accused of having made two false entries for $50,000 each in the bank's accounts. ACTION UNDECIDED According to local officials of the mîlutSr^^il^be^ent'from'thè circuit court of appeals to the clerk of the , L '- district court at Helena where the hies of the case are now 7 held, and then a committment will be issued for v i i I r. , i t n u e and Peters which will be given vL'tC'jjj loZXrty 0 ^ bond «ni iiSÏ?' rnuMiswr Attorney J W sSÏTg^ Falls who represented Noble at the trial' and who handled both cases hl fore the court of appeals, stated Mon-; day night that he had received no re undeistoorl the decision was handed ääää Attorney Speer would not say, and he oTtS court of appeals ISthTlldena wto represented Peters, and heated that was of the opinion that the matter w'ould rest as it w 7 as, that he had not leaked into the question but did not believe any further appeal w 7 as avail able. BANKERS FINALLY MUST DON STRIPES Thus finally, two out of Montana's host of hi-jacking bankers must go to the pen and don the stripes. Montana has probably the worst banking laws of any state in the Union and a coterie of perhaps the crookedest bankers congregated in one state in the Union. Bank Examiner Skelton, Gov. Dix on's manager of the State Banking Department, which department has a record of skulduggery that reeks, wdiich man was himself indicted for crooked work, escaped the pen only because he himself had seen to it that all of the criminal banking laws in the State was repealed by the 18th Legislature session of the legislature, but the Great Falls bankers must go to the pen in spite of Mr. Skelton's helping hand, they being national bankers. There are a lot more of banker crooks in this state who will get trips before the banking situation in Mon tana is cleaned up. Ladies of County Electrified Over The Prospects Of Being Elected Princess Of Sheridan County. Everybody Clipping Votes, and Candidates are Preparing for Cam paign. SEVERAL NOMINATIONS ARE ALREADY FILED Producers News Has Exclusive Control Of Contest—Nomina tion Blanks And Vote Coupons Appear In This Paper— Rules For Securing Votes Set Forth. WITH FARMER-LABOR r _ . ^ LEADERS A1 BUTTE - * Phil La Follette met with the * representatives of the Farmer- * * Labor party at Butte Monday af- * PHIL LaFOLLETTE MEET * * * temoon. Representatives of the * j * C. P. P. A. were also present. * j g * arrived at. James Baldwin was * ! * selected to manage the La Fol- * * lette campaign, and Dewey Dor- * * man was let out and sent out of * * the It was agreed that La * Follette would accept the Farm- * * er- Labor electors, but would re- * * tional and State ticket, as he will * * E reference to both the other * * tickets. LaFollette is not * supporting Tom Walsh for United * * States Senator. * ! * Monday morning Clair Stoner * * and Emma Salisbury received * * wires from John M. Nelson, La- * i [*~ Follett- 's National manager sta- * | * tioned at Chicago to Wicet Phil ^ LaFollette at Butte Monday af- * * temoon, but the wires which were * j i * released Saturday evening were * ' * received too late to allow Rep. * | * Stoner or Mrs. Salisbury to get to * * Butte for the Conference. * * Frank Edwards, Farmer-Labor * j candidate for Governor, represent-^ ; j * ®d the Farmer-Labor party at the * j * Conference. ' * j * Conclusions satisfactory to all * ; j * were reached. * j **********1 j - pAII CIUTF^ 1 APlfC 1.11/1 L M|rJJ UVV1W I TAMPERED WITH Who Suspccted Have Been Making Periodic Noc - The lock on the coal shed housing the Bear Creek coal supply of the county j ail was tampered with Wed shortly past nthl aight heard sounds that seemed fami ^ °£ P rowlin e abou t the Coal shed > then a sort of a clicking i Z ^ me H ° p ne J a J J ryin f u j j ,• , jumped out of . »"I S mt ° hl ? trousers V the ! Some Parties turnal Visits. echoes . '"T , ® cho ? s M of Shorty s footsteps, and when S i"sS aro , uad the corner of the court house, "jailïrEtesaysVhS he"Snot make out w 7 ho the burglar was, but pàrty'whf^ hadMrWically'burX 6 ize f * he J ail . coal hous e in the past, J£ d a e w S_ ^5"® S® jP'iVïv H tye on ine coal sn 'QUEEN OF MONTANA' WILL GO TO PETRO LEUM EXPOSITION to eds. , j ; I The Queen pf Montana Cnt«tt which is conducted each year for the purpose of selecting the most popu-1 lar and regal personage in Montana is going to lend a great deal of in tcrest to the State Fair this year, owung to the fact that the winner is to be sent to Tulsa, Okla., for the pur- i pose of representing the state in the Fortunate Lady May Be Elected "Queen Petrolia" at Huge Exposi tion at Tulsa, Oklahoma--All Queens Will Ride In Marvelous Float. NOMINATING BALLOTS IN THIS ISSUE OF PAPER (Continued on Page Four) The young ladies of Sheridan Coun ty are electrified over the "Princess of Sheridan County" contest and can didates and votes are pouring in from every corner of the county. There will be a candidate from nearly every precinct, and the fight for the crown and the free trip is going to be stren vous one, fc.r nobody wdll know un t° the very last minute who will be the lucky lass, who will win the crown, The PLoducers News has the eX elusive right to stop the contest. In this paper there are nominating blanks. Any reader can nominate a candidate and mail it to, "Queen of Montana" Manager, care of the Pro ducers News, Plentywood Mont ana. east it for your candidate. The las «es will be calling for them so do not destroy even one ballot, for ev^ry reader will wont to help some young lady to realize her ambition to be the -'Princess of Sheridan County." Rad whatPrincess Miss Alma Holland, the Princess of 1923 has to tell of her ex perience. The time is short. Action 1necessary. Next week the names of the candidates will commence appear. August 21st the nominations close, and the campaign commences. The Producers News gives each nom jnated candidate 1000 fre e votes. The ju les of the contest aapear in another column. Read them. Every candidate should organize a committee oi her friends, and then commence her campaign. She should get her friends to clip the coupons and cash the votes for her. She should get in contact with the Contest Manager and learn the many ways to vo< ' es * to HOW TO GET VOTES 1. Free Coupon Votes. A coupon for 100 free votes appears in each is sue of the Producers News for each week until contest closes. 2. 1200 votes will be given for each new subscriber for 1 year, or at the rate of 4 votes for eac.h cent paid in by new subscriber. > 3. 600 votes will l; c Klv( , n fer each icnewml subscription to the Producers News, or at the rate of 2 votes for ea . ch cen t paid ■ dn » Z WÄJ £ - due and owing to the Producers News or 1 vote for each cent coï ^ct-d. P *™*. renewing subscription , t ( |° tbe - f ^°A eS as set ^ve, starting with August 1st, as is bers ani " in. Paj mg accounts. c i" seribers, the necessary receipt books membè/CmpS'Â" Three prominent ladies will be se whose names will week. O GRADY OUSTER TO ® AUGUST 12 IbîIïââS.'T'k: : Sîrîl """ * t j - signed by * Judge Comer on Friday of last * week, and served on Mrs. O'Gra- * dy by Deputy Sheriff Nevvlon, * was set down for trial by Judge * C °J£ er Vx for Tuesday, August 12th. * I he Ouster Pleading charged * Clerk & Recorder O'Grady with * the collecting of illegal fees, * * * s by statute a removable * offense. * * l Mrs- £' Gra dy is reported to * • «« Ä*" & papers * * Attorney S. E. Paul and Attor * * ney L. J. Onstad, will assist ♦ * County Attorney Erickson in the • * Ouster and Attorney ;Pau R^h * * cock will appeal foï Clerk & * * Recorder O'Gradv ♦ * A legal battle ii promised, * * * * • • . . w r ere * * * * Try a Want Ad—It brings Results.