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HISTORICAL. SOCIETY
OF MONTANA,,
for PRESIDENT, ROBERT M. La FOLLETTE, ON FARMER-LABOR TICKET
THE PRODUCERS NEWS
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'^Jpaper of the City of Pl entywoo d
VII. No. 24
A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE
Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press, Vol. 10, No. 4
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1924
Continuing the Outlook Promoter
Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun
VOL
Is 1924 Princess
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intrigue is evidenced in electoral scramble
BALDWIN'S CONVENTION PLUGGED WITH *
Dixon and a. c. m. sabotagers!
Dorman and Manson on Behalf of Dixon and Walsh Handpick
Majority of Delegates to La Follette- Wheeler Conference
Called By Baldwin at Helena September 6—Few Dele
gates Were Officially Elected—Only One-Third of Coun
ties Represented—Nearly Half of Delegates Were for Ac
cepting Farmer-Labor Electors—Most of the time Spent
i na Tirade Against Farmer-Labor Party By Stool Pigeons
Sent by Republican and Democratic Destructionists.
BURLEY BOWLER HELPS THE INTRIGUERS PLOT
Chameleon at Scobey Attends Republican Conflab at Helena
and Serves as Stool Pigeon for Republican intriguers to
Help Injure La Follette Chances and Aid Dixon and Cool
idge Election in State—Takes Opportunity to Slander
Farmer-Labor Leaders.
LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE ELECTORS IS EVIDENT
.
Will Likely LiO to Supreme Court. Law Will Not Permit
Farmer-Labor Electors to Withdraw. Electors Were Nom
inatec. and Qualified for LaFoIlette in May Primaries,
Manager Baldwin Admits Independent's Course Uncer
tain, out Is Helpless Under Spell of Intriguers.
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Will support hlectors Made Legal By Supreme Court Action,
Holds his Unlawful to Withdraw Electors on FW^
Labor 1 icket and that Independent Course Is Illegal,
Legality c Placing Two Sets of Electors for LaFoIlette in Field
Wiil Refrain from Participation in Independent's Course.
Adopts LaFoIlette Platform as Official State Platform.
Restates Support for LaFoIlette-Wheeler Candidacies at
Sept. 5 Meeting As Pledged at Former State Conferences.
Course Clear and Consistent. Regrets Course of So-Call
ed Independents as Probable Defeat of LaFoIlette in State.
Resolution Passed.
FARMER-LABOR COURSE OF ACTION IS CLEAR
thus is is hoped to con
progressive voters, so that
vote or LaFolDtte on
1 tfirt and split the votes and
V-V def at La Folletvô and
; ''1er i the state and „ hand the
'.°v L 0 oith >r Da\:is or Coolidge.
1111 • a!so lo keep the Farmer
r .l ,;u V and the Independents in
N L , .p M V n 111(1 fighting each oth.r
i„ e should be carrying on a
onxu , light for the election of one
Only a few of the 19
A meeting of the so-called Inde
pendents wa sheld in Helena last Sat
urday, September 6. It is reported by
several parties present at Helena and
.y som e of those present at the meet
ing that a majority of the so-called
delegates were hand-picked by Dor
man and Manson. Dorman is the ad
vance agent for Walsh and Manson
ls a sto °l pigeon for Dixon. The pur
pose of the action is to injure the
prospects for the election of La Fol
. , Lv putting two sets of electors
» the field,
fuse the
SOLD ' will
eu:
• at at the
■ t ct.-d. Most of them were- !
L ll pedal invitation and hand-!
î' 1 >' -fie imriguers. Only one
; ; [ 'fi(> c unties in the state were j
.'jL*'' '1- A minority of delegates I
P-* m m \vh 0 came with good intentions
th'p 01 acc °Pf' n ff the delegates on
'^Krnyr-Labor party, but were
jakjü^ the intriguers.
on
yi AIRMAN
" ILBOUN
Mr. Wilhn
BOLTS.
a-; rr. • rn Missoula, w ho acted
mew - anmar î °f the meeting after
adml ^i 'yjtfi 'he Farmer-Laborites
Mm tied their cours* action
fun)-.. an< 4 - Wld ve fuse to take any
Several a l\ on in irculati ng petitions.
tot-.ïï.u ' ers Posent hav e decided
sarvT 1 s ? me course. It is neces
W. « r ain about 2 2,000 signa
lers -i° r ' ' i" or each of four elcc
y ont*°oio ^ En S ' Rn tbe Potions for
Bowler
was
only
-au m * Wo or tfiree others wTio
thei r tx i- Rr ! nd spcnt most
ers of 11 lat,rad es against the lead
the I i* Ear ™r-Labor pa rty and
fia Polk tt If clearl y to disrupt the
fi'jurp «f ( 'ji xnces in the state and to
F *™e>--Labor
as possible.
nouncpmonf 8 n °, mass meeting or an
' meetin t . made °f any kind calling
55 to fther for th e purposï
conkf a de e ^ a i- the Ind«pend
c °nference at Helena.
had
of
party as
of
•n'
In fact the
boycott The Boy cotters! business men unfair to farmers
ZEIDLER HARWARE
HARRIS CONFECTIONERY
MONTANA MOTOR CO.
WEST CABARET
KAVON OARAGE
ORPHEUM THEATRE
thing carried on as secretly as pos
sible and the Republican chameleon of
this county slipped away to Helena,
attended the Republican conference
and participated in the tirade against
the leaders of the Farmer-Labor par
ty, especially Taylor. By this action
the confessed gambler becomes the
leader of the so-called "progressive"
Republicans in this county. His edi
torials have been for Coolidge as pres
ident. It appears as the "hand" of
Nyquist but the "voice" of Bowler.
Som s c.f the best legal minds of the
state have expressed as their opinion
that the stete- law will not permit two
sets of electors in th P fi°ld for one
candidate, if that becomes the law.
then an independent set of electors
may be placed hi the field for both
Davis and Coolidge nov or in the
future. Th 0 law forbids the with
idrawal of the Farmer-1 abor electors
on the Farmer-Labor ticket. These
electors were nominated and qualified
for LaFoIlette. It is agreeable to
La Follette, personally, to accept
them and an understanding was
reached to that effect. Baldwin has
expressed himself as favorable to that
proposition and admits that it is ap
parently illegal to withdraw the Far
mer-Labor electors and place them on
another ticket or to place two sets of
electors in the field, but Baldwin is
not a politician and is made helpless
by the intriguers. Time and money
will now be wasted in circulating pe
titions and explaining technicalities.
Time that should be- used for a real
campaign and if this is persued it will
result in certain defeat for La Follette.
This is of course the exact thing that
the majority of the so-called delegates
want to happen.
E. O. Olsgard of Scobey was sug
gested as one of the electors on the
Independent ticket. His friends, how
ver, believe that he will not accept af
ter h realizes that the placing of two
sets of electors in the field will defeat
La Follette in Montana. Olsgard was
a delegate to the Farmer-Labor coun
ty convention and was also elected as
a member of the executive committee
of the county organization on which
he served for a while. He resigned
because of his work interferring with
those duties.
is considering accepting, but will not
do so if this serves to defeat La Fol
lette and is a plot to injure the Far
He has stated that he
(Continued on Paee Four)
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Answer to r armenne s
Attacks Upon Candidates
AIIT1 OfW HAQ ÇTATE
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CHAMPION DEMON
STRATION TEAM
Word has just been received from
Chas. Potter, State Club Leader, that
Demonstration
team has been pronounced the cham
pion state demonstration team in
clothing. As a reward the members
will receive a free trip to the State
ion'the^am'e^day! 5 ' dilï
strating shove fitting, and how to se
lect proper shoes.
The team has worked in many dev
er and original ideas, and according
the ' he* dêraonstïaUng teams
developed in the State through Boy's
"ngSlo thafthTpeople oTsheridan
County will be able to see them in
action at the time of the Plentywood
Community Fair. The members of
the team are Evelyn Larson and Ruby
for the wonderful success of the team.
the OutlcKjk Girl's
1 ARfiF I OftT FROM ■
"vVi I iwlll
RHRCI ARS fiFT
FROID STORE
On Monday night, Sept. 15th, bur
glars broke into. Perline's store of
j Froid and escaped with 37 suits of
I clothes, five dozen woolen shirts, five
suit cases and they then stole a Ford
j automobile from the Froid mail ear
rier, into which it is thought the
thieves loaded their loot and escaped.
No trace has yet been found of the
burglars.
On the night of September 5tih, bur
galrs broke into the S. S. Moen hard
ware store at Culbertson and upon
checking up the loss it was found
that they stole three shotguns, one
automatic rifle, a couple of 22 cal.
rifles and several revolvers.
is believed that the large number
0 f burglaris committed in this section
0 f Montana during the past few
weeks is the work of an organized
gang which are believed to be con
nected up with distributors in remote
; par t P ' of North Dakota, Montana and
Canada, where the loot is resold to.
general public. Th e sheriff's of
fice, in cooperation with the sheriffs
[ n the otlwr parts of the state are
endeavoring to trace the gang and
arres t its members.
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JOHN KELLER CELEBRATES
SIXTY-NINTH BIRTHDAY
John Keller, old time fi rmer of the
Raymond country, was in town Wed
nesday and advised us that he on that
day celebrated his 69th birthday. Mr.
Keller is hale and hearty and one
scarcely takes him for a man older
than 50. John is still able to do his
own work around the farm and is as
active as a man much younger,
advises us that his father was 100
years old at the tim e of his death.
He
TED CURTIN HAS NARROW
ESCAPE WHEN TRUCK CAPSIZES
Ted Curtin had a narrow escape
from deaih Thursday while hauling
wh„at with a truck into Archer. It
the brakes on the truck were
seems
not acting properly and Ted was us
ing the engine to help brake the car
and in some way the clutch slipped
out. Mr. Curtin stayed with the car
as it took its wild flight down the hill
but in going around a sharp curve
the machine left the road and rolled
over twice, Ted going with it but in
some miraculous way escaped with
only the cords on his left hand being
cut. The accident will lay Ted up for
some time as he cannot use his left
hand, but even at that he was pretty
lucky. The truck w as badly smashed
up and the grain was scattered all
around the wrecked truck.
FOR OFFICE ON FARMER-LABOR TICKET
AND FACTS ABOUT THOSE RUNNING ON
COOLiDGE-USURERS'-GRAFTERS' TICKET
THE
Says That Chas. Lundeen Is Childish and Silly Weakling, That
Niels Madsen Is Uneducated, Untrained and Without
Any Qualifications Whatsoever—That Ed. Iverson Is the
Redest Red in Sheridan County Excepting Taylor—That
A. T. Larsen Is Absolutely Lacking in Intellect.
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1 t armerine Stands Four Square for Popbottle Jack's Theft of
| $2100.00 of Seed Grain Money, for Bridget O'Gradv'« Per
jured Reports and Theft of Fee Moneys Which She Was
Forced to Return to the County After She Was Exnosed
% »He Proucers News, for Reg. Tyler's and Jens Ilisen's
Squandering of the People's Money and the Keening of
i i /-vr* i .» n ' .. f ^ , ,
; Jack U Ltiad) on the tciyroll Or the County After He
: Was Charged With Stealing Bv the State Examiner from
the Taxpayers. '
j
STARTS Dm CAMPAIGN OF MUD SLINGING
Farm , erin K e , S ! a " d . s ( . ot ,ts 0wn Graft «g Printing Contract and
for Niels Christensen Who It Is Understood Is to Hein
lane Ikqpn PtelN^ r/i \ Ci î H
_ _ i ^ County Tax Monty to Storkan,
Kay Lang, Green Ink Rodger and the Rest of the Graft
er« WifFi WFiink «■«, R,„. M„, tT f • ^ • r L v i
- . . . _. . ^ ew Limousines Each Year and
Live a Life of Dissipation and Luxury at the Expense of
the Hard Working Farmer« nf fn.iniv
Km§ rai ™ers or Hie bounty.
TRIES TO USE WORD TAYLORISM AS BUGABOO
Grafters' Union Says About the
Farmers' Candidates;
The Farmer has been asked why
^ devotes so much space to the ac
tivities of Charles E. "Tubby" Tay
l° r - We have been often told that
su 9^ an inconsequential person as the
editor of the Producers News is not
entitled to the publicity which this
newspaper gives to him and that
many ° L ur readers have grown
somewhat bored With the tales and
st0Fies ot his political activities,
! No mention of the various political
esca P ade s of this individual would
appear m Lese columns, were
J n . ot , for . the . fact ^at Taylor and
la yl° ris m is the.one issu e before the
™ ters , of S . her î dan Coua ty at the
November e.ection.
claim that the issue before the voters
of this county is the success of the
republican ticket; the success of the
democratic or the success of tile
Here is What the Mouthpiece of the
Some there wil 1 be
who will
so
^ *££ th^attSon of the
voters to tli^ candidacy of certain
men for the governorship, senator
ship or congressional honors.
Ordinarily these questions and
didacies would be of vital importance
to all of our people, but political
conditions in Sheridan County this
year are different from what they
have ever been before and the voters
are confronted with but one issue*
"Taylorism."
can
In so far as county affairs
cerned there are no party lines here
The voter is not republican, demo
cratic nor farmer-labor. He is for
Taylor or Anti-Taylor.
are con
.
If he or she is for Taylor, he is for
116 things that Taylor stands for and
re Presents. He is for socialism and
communism in their national aspects.
He is for incompetency in county af
fairs and ignorant and subservient
control of the county government as
represented by Dan Olson. Rodney
Salisbury, Charles Lundeen, Z_
Crone, Ol? Aspeland, Arthur Erick
son and Hans Rasmussen.
If he is for Taylor and Taylorism,
j fie gives his approval to the Taylor
j control of the past six years, during
j which time the taxes of the average
j individual were practically doubled,
( He places his stamp of
;
Emma
approval upon
(Continue« on page 8)
Here are the Facts About the Can
didates Who Represent the Farmers
and the Workers of Sheridan Coun
ty:
Yes sir, for Taylor or anti-Taylor.
Did any taxpayer ever see Sen. Tay
lor drive around in luxurious sedans
and buying a new one each
What did Matkin, Joe Dolin,
Redmond do and what
Storkan and Kato Sells doing ? They
have a new car each year and they
are grafting the county to the limit
and more than the limit. Did Sheri
d ^ n <sS > n aS ? ° 11140 debt at - the rate
of $270,000 in one year since the
P res , c L^ officials took office like it did
in H.0, the last year of the old gang
control No sir It is an mdisput
««sSte/YAA ?-J 1 uL n , County P aid
oft $„45,000 of indebtedness m one
y £ a ïrL n i"L 2 /L y ® u pl t S T L m ! P - lte
of i fact t hä 1 vier and Ibsen tried
J'iMr bes. to rebond the county and
pu t ie money into defunc banks. It
is aiso an indisputable fact that
' y ,. er ai(ied the arcli-crook of the
year?
Jim
is Pilster
payers of Sheridan County by voting
to approve phoney bonds. But that
is th e principle upon wnich this ly
ing rag asks the voters of Sheridan
Comity to stand by voting for the
candidates sponsored, by these
mitigated liars.
un
By Taylorism the
Farmerine
plainly shows they mean the admin
istration of the farmers. The name
Taylorism is only a blind. Not dar
ing to come out directly and attack
the farmers f hc?' bid« behind the
word Taylorism, bu
the Tavlorism of
every slam at
eridan county
i? nothing but a slam at the farmers'
administration. The pie-counter ar
tists located in the towns who un un
til a few* years ago controlled the
affairs of the county and the farmer
was only somebody to be talked to
a few days before election, are get
ting awful hungry, in fact they are
goin wild. Some of them are going
to have to move to greener fields if
they cannot connect up with some
fat contracts from the county soon.
No it is not Taylorism the wihite
collared, soft-handed parasites mean
—they mean the farmers adminis
tration -which is keeping them out of
the county funds, where they would
again help themselves and revel in
fine cars and society events.
(Continued on page 8)
Elizabeth Nielsen, the Charming Daughter of Soren Nielsen
of Dagmar, Won the Free Trip to the Montana State Fair
to Represent Sheridan County in the Princess Contest,
Conducted Exclusively By the Producers News, Which
Contest Closed at Midnight, September 18th.
WON HONORS IN FINAL COUNT BY 3560 VOTES
The contest was a very hotly con
tested, one and the two leading con-i
testants, Miss Nielson and Miss Fra
ley of Raymond led alternately but in
the final count, Miss Nielsen forged
ahead 3560 votes which gave her the
coveted honors. The votes wer e can
vassed in the Council Rooms by the
judges who announced the result
shortly after 1:00 o'clock A. M., fol
lowing the close of the contest.
The Princess Contest attracted wide
attention and the friends of all of the
young ladies worked industriously up
until the last minute. Miss Inga Olson
of Comertown and Miss Hallie Wheel
er of Plentywood finished third and
fourth respectively. All of the young
ladies held a number of votes in re
serve for the last rush which kept the
public guessing. Miss Fraley of Ray
mond was the contestant picked to
win up to the last minute, when it was
discovered that Miss Nielson had just
a few more. Miss Fraley won the
admiration of all concerned by the
commendable way in which she ac
cepted her defeat. Miss Olson of
Comertown and Miss Wheeler of
Plentywood, the other two active con
testants were not present at the final
count. Ihe other contestants, Ruth
Olson of Outlook, Miss Hendrickson of
Antelope and Miss Jessen of Dagmar
withdrew early in the, contest, while
Miss Gunderson of Plentywood did nc.t
return from North Dakota to take
! The Producers News desires to con
j gratulate each and every one of the
ÄÄ". "StorfiÂ?
tion > presents were sent this morning
I to the three young ladies receiving
! tihe highes number of votes next to the
! w ^ nner -
MISS NIELSON
LEAVES MONDAY
M * ss Nielson will leave for Helena
Sunday night or Monday morning to
take part in the elaborate program
arranged for the princesses' from the
54 Montana counties. A wire herald
ing the result was sent from the Pro
ducer . s News office early Thursday
morning to the manager of the Mon
hereby certify that we
canvassed the votes cast in the said
contest and that the final count re
193,960
190,400
76488
any part.
tana State Fair.
CERTIFICATE OF
JUDGES
suited as follows*
Elizabeth Nielsen, Dagmar
Alda Fraley, Raymond.
Inga Olson, Comertown.
H alli e Wheeler, Plentywood. 33,577
Lillian Gunderson, Plentywood 23,188
Th- other candidates having with
| drawn from the contest.
i w e further certify that Elizabeth
Nielson having received the highest
number of votes in the said contest is
the 1924 Princess of Sheridan County
an d will represent the said county at
t he Montana State Fair commencing
Plentywood, Montana Sept. 18th, 1924.
We, the undersigned judges in the
Princess of Sheridan County contest
conducted exclusively by The Produ
cers News
beflwf 23rd - and endinK ®eptem
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LOCAL MARKETS
Thursday, Sept. 18, 1924.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern
Amber Durum v .
Durum Wheat.
Flax, per bu.
Rye, per bu.
Oats, \yer bu.
Bar'ey, per bu.
$1.12
1.05
.98
1.94
.76
.31
.57
GIBS EN ZEIDLER CELE
BRATES BIRTHDAY WED.
At 7:30 o'clock, Wednesday evening,
about twenty of Gibson Z«idler's
friends surprised him with a birthday
party. Kenneth Kelly, Margaret Ear
ner, Mae Grawe, Gladys Krebsbach.
Leroy Guenther, Bruce Wright, Brad
ley Dooley, Archie Hunt, Ella Mae
Hunt, Raymond Guenther,
Knight, Mary Fitzer. Arnold Mitch
ell, Marie Riba, Eleanor Palubicki
were the guests of Gibson. Games
were played and then a very delicious
lunch was served. After lunch the
young folks danced until 10:30. All
wished Gibson a happy birthday.
Louis
GANGSTERS HOLD
SECRET CONFLAB
!
Thursday evening about 9 o'clock
the office seekers representing the
high-jackers in Sheridan County as
sembled at the Fishbeck and Jarvis
light office for a secret confiât in con
nection with the next election, talking
over ways and means whereby they
may be able to take the county gov
eminent out of the hands of the far
mers and put it back into th e hands
of the grafters and the usurers.
Green Ink Roger Burk was called
into the conflab and he was promptly
asked how the chances were to fix the
election returns so that Reg Tyler
could be elected to the state legisla
ture, impressing upon him that green
ink would be blacklisted this time and
Flocks Into Office of Fishbeck From
All Directions Like Northern Geese
—Collins, O'Grady, Storkan, Carl
Peterson (the double-crosser), Keg.
Tyler, and the Lesser Ligts of the
Usurers' Followers Assembled—
"We Must Put Farmers Out of
Politics" Is the Password.
that other colors would be furnished
so that the farmers c^uld not connect
him up with th e 1918 election scandal. '
Green Ink felt equal to the occasion
ÄÄÄSJ
are to be the favored parties in any
election return fixing.
Pilster Storkan, Oscar Collins, Pop
bottle Jack O'Grady , Sen. Fishback
and most of the office seekers on the
usurers' ticket were there and altho
no reports could be given that looked
bright for the November 4th election,
the gloom was kept outside while
Green Ink Roger impressed upon ibis
hearers how easy it was tc. fake the
I returns and that Bridget O'Grady is
now working hand in glove with him.
Some of the candidates felt rather
sceptical about the whole affair and
others even dared not attend th P con
ference for fear of being connected up
with notorious manipulations of the
O'Gradys. Reg Tyler is very anxious
to be elected to the legislature, know
ing as he does that as far as the com
missioner job is concerned, he is as
dead as a door nail - Tyler is reported
to be favorable towards having Niels
Christensen take the trimming for
commissioner, but that he might in
f l uce s °me of the farmers to vote for
himself to be state representative.
Some of the candidates on the usur
ers ' tic1ce t drifted away from th e con
ferea ce as soon as it opened, others
stuck around but kept quiet while pil
Rt ^ r Storkan h-ld the floor, then
°fifi ers > looking over the primary re
turns » felt there is no chance and
wra Pped in gloom they departed,
Most of th 0 conferees looked as tho
just «merged from the cDad sea,
politically "Peaking
f Li
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ROBERT LARSON, Dagmar
Candidate For Representative on the
Farmer-Labor Ticket
Fred Bromberg sprained his ankle
last Saturday wfi«n he was thrown
from a load of wheat which he
hauling fcj* John Eggen
laid up at home in this city.
was
He is now

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