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0 Historical socifct^J OF MONTANA, HELENA. *<1 <r f 4 j « i.Mu W. 'v LIBERTY IS NOT gjlNDED from abo> e THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY. DOWN of the City of Plentywood A PAPER OF THE P EOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1924 Official P=P e '' Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press Vol. 10, No. 8 VII. No. 28 Continuing the Outlook Promoter Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun VOL a es on VOTED WITH SMOOT AND FALL FOR FAMOUS LEASING BILL Which Measure Was Stoutly Opposed By Kenyon, La Follette and Norris —It Was Walsh Himself Who By Defeating La Follette's Exception Amendment, in Behalf of His Friend Doheny, Made the Teapot Dome Lease Possible. SEN, WALSH VOTED TO EXPE LA FOLLETTE BY J W. ANDERSON ator Walsh in his Great Falls ,n September 23 in defending the general oil leasing policy urged by me rt of those identified aient for the conserva tional resources, •h, 1919. Senator Walsh position on the oil leas nying, "Mr. President, arks taken in connection .senator from Arizona (Mr. ». in reference to this matter, iderstood, 1 desire to say apology to make for ion on Th X)V •> jur On Augu ilefended hi mv hui may oe that I h • V : apport of tihs measure. As is v el known by those who apologize, I am in favor of the principle of this if-d.dation." See Page 4252 Congres -ional Record. no Senator smeot, Fall and Walsh, the three outstanding leaders! 'avoring this leasing bill and the r e outstanding opponents to it were Sen,'tors Kenyon, Norris and La Fal J" S ™ abor Fal1 . "ft Î e ä f im P ly it, . a . . n ge , and oping lette. in -ome way that we may be allowed to handle for the benefit of all the world a- well as for ourselves, the re - urces, which are lying dormant in our states. way to handle" for his and his friends benefit these great na tional resources. It was Senator Walsh who made it possible for one corporation and later (Continued on Page Two) Later Fall found "some own benefit cials everywhere. (Continued on Page Two) I1RH F armer- Labor Meetings The Farmer-Labor party is holding a series of meetings extend ing to every community in the County for the purpose of enlighten •ng the voters on perteinest issues of the campaign. The itinerary is scheduled as follows: COMERTOWN—Saturday DOOLEY—Sunday evening, October 19th. RAYMOND — Monday Evening, October 20th. OUTLOOK—Tuesday evening, October 21st. ÖALEVIEW —Wednesday Evening,' October 22nd. REDST ONE—Thursday QUIT MEYER School House—Friday evening, Oct. 24 DAGMAR, Brotherhood Hall—Sat/ 2 p. m. Oct. 25th C0ALR1DGE (pool hall)—Sunday 2 p. m., Oct. 26 RESERVE (school house)—Sunday, evening, Oct. 26 GRIFFIN SCHOOL—Monday (10 miles east of Medicine Lake) HOMESTEAD (Martini Place)— Tues, eve'ng, Oct. 28 ASHDALE (Phelps school)—Wed. evening, Oct. 29th ELLIV ER (Two Tree School)—Thurs. eve'g, Oct. 30 ARCHER—Friday evening, Oct. 31st.;T LINDQUIST SCHOOL (Coalridge road) Saturday afternoon, 2:00, November 1st LEGGE SCHOOL HOUSE—Saturday even'g, Nov. 1st McNULTY SCHOOL HOUSE—Sun. afternoon, Nov. 2 p^JCINE LAKE—Sunday evening, Nov. 2nd ENTYWOOD—Monday Evening, November 3rd evening, October 18th. October 23rd. evening, Oct. 27th evening, ®iul ^ ^ as * Taylor w iH speak at some of the above places, duct S l* aker s will giVe the voters the facts regarding the con Ct of th e county offices. Fach the Farmer-Labor ticket should^^^P^lact committeeman their llnme dirate!y arrange for suitable places for the meetings in so (j. ' 'Relive precincts and communicate with Rodney Salisbury advertisements may be arranged and distributed. TU i nSS* ()NE COME OUT AND HEAR THESE TALKS AND SHoi i <>l T U NEIGHBORS. EVERY FARMER-LABOR MEETING TErkHIBE PACKED TO THE DOORS AND ALL THOSE IN HF tu ' IN THE WELFARE OF SHERIDAN COUNTY WILL U KK. LET'S GO. REMEMBER THE DATE. on FOR PRESIDENT, ROBERT M. La FOI I ETTE, ON FARMER-LABOR TICKET ♦GARDNER EXPLAINS MINE TAXATION Before a small audience composed of 25 or 30 citizens, H. C. Gardner Butte, explained the mine tax and lated Joe Dixon for what he said be the intruthful statements made that gentleman in regard to taxes paid by the Anaconda Copper Company. His audience listened attentively his address, which civered about hour. FARMER-LABOR RAL LY AT DOOLEY , . The Farmer-Labor party will CJ1 a. r °usnig rally at Dooley Sunday' ® venin S ^ c t- 19th. Sen. Taylor, A. Larson, Lobt. I.arson and Clair Ston er will speak. All of the local candi dates will be present to participate. A program of entertainment is ing prepared for Dooley and every, [, 0( |y j s invited to attend and bring their friends. The Farmer-Labor candidates appear at Raymond, Monday evening Oct. 20th, at Outlook Tuesday even ing Oct. 21st, after the show, at vers Hall, at Daleview Wednesday evening Oct. 22nd, and at Redstone, Thursday evening, Oct. 23rd. Fine crowds are turning out to hear the report of the Farmer-Labor cials everywhere. JAMES OSTBY WILL BE ELECTED SENATOR IN ROOSEVET COUNTY James Ostby, who was a candidate on the democratic ticket with the lea gue endorsement for senator in 1920, when he was defeated by Sen. Henry Lowe, and who was elected to the legislature from Roosevelt county in 1922 on the republican ticket with the league endorsement, and who made record for himself of 100 progressive when he voted for all the measures to make the big tax dogging corporations pay their share of the taxes and when he voted for every bill presented for the benefit the farmer, including the eight per cent interest bill and also for the leg islation in behalf of labor and espec ially women and children in industry, and for all laws looking to the moral betterment of society, is the candidate of the farmer-labor party for state senator, in Roosevelt County, at the ensuing election. He has the solid support of the railroaders at Wolf Point and he will receive the saMd vote of the farmers in the east end of the county th,us insuring his elec tion. > Mr. Ostby is a farmer who has made a success. He is a married man and has three sons. He homesteaded his present farm in the McCabe try, where he has made a fine farm and home. He -is a decidede progrès sive in politics and was one of the first members of the nonpartisan lea gue and one of tjie most consistent league boosters in his section of the country. He hs alwmys been identified with the co-operative movements his community, including the elevator the store, the telephone, and has serv ed on the boards of all of these insti tutions where he has rendered splen did service to his neighbors. Mr. Ost by is a splendid business man, and man who after his record in the lower house, should be promoted to the up per house. In fact not to do so re flects on the gratitude of the farmers and workers for services well rend ered. Mr. James Ostby should receive the vote and active support of every farm er and worker in Rosevelt county, and per cent coun receiving , Seven Thousand Bushels of Wheat And Flax in Elevator at Time of Fire-Loss Is Nearly Covered By Insurance. Origin of Fire Unknown Last Saturday_moming the Farm-1 ers Elevator at Raymond was totally destoyed by fire of unknown origin. The flames shooting from the top of the structure were first discovered) by F. H. Wendt and R. J. Walker at 1:00 o'clock in the morning. The populace of the village was aroused, but the building was a mass of flames by the time any effective measure to cheek the flames could be brought into action. At the time of the fire the elevator contained 7,00o bushels of wheat and flax, which was greatly damaged al though not entirely destroyed. The company, with whom the grain was Candidate for Judge Finds Daniels County Lining Behind His Candi dacy and Expects to Carry the County by Large [FARMERS ELEVATOR BURNS AT RAYMOND (Continued on page 8) PAUL'S CANDIDACY GAINS EVERYWHERE Attorney S. E. Paul of Plentywood candidate for Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District, whose name appears in the Farmer-Labor column, returned Wednesday from an extended trip through Daniels county which he had, made in the interest of his candidacy and reports that the prospects for his carrying the county with a fine major ity very bright and that his friends advise him that his candidacy grows stronger day by day as the election approches. Thursday Mr. Paul left for Roose county where he will spend consider able time campaigning between now and election day, which county is lin ing rapidly up behind his candidacy. Mr. Paul is a splendid and well educated man. He graduated at the (Continued on Page Eight) XT * ' 35* ■*?S ,■ . : ■■■ ■ ■ ■ m ■ ' ■■: ■ ;i J" ■;r~ ■■ ; i j i , 1 i j ; i a mm. > * :■ : l / . m ' m ; ■ : '•Y ■-•V" : .. . ;>> • : 1; !• ill a * m ' , .1 • ■ •••• : •g ■ ■ : - K| ■ ■L : •''■Y; mi: : : is - , ■ - r.Ja: 1 > ; V Ma T FRANK J. EDWARDS Farmer-Labor Candidate For Governor The Man Whom Gov, Dixon is Afraid to Meet on the Platform in Defense of the Dixon Administration of State Affairs. - Prominent Froid Farmer« Will Test Steenrrit, A™„ With l rom >nem rroid Farmers Will lest Strengtll Again with Jonii Anderson — Campaign Developing Huge Fropor tions Already. WM. COATS FILES FOR SHERIFF OF ROOSEVELT COUNTY J I --* ÜADM17D l A DAD f fliUflLR~LHDUi\ • MHkTlNr AT iULEiilllu fli .■ IlIVI R DTAWN vUITIIjIV i U 11 i \ N v The Farmer-Labor candidates for county office will appear at Comer town Saturday evening. Sen. Taylor wil be present and speak. The Farm er-Labor officers will render an ac count of their stewardship for the past four years and will present argu-1 ments for their return to power, .County Attorney Erickson, Sheriff Salisbury, County Supt. Crone, Asses sor Aspelund, and Surveyor Rasmus sen will be present, as well as A. T. and Robert Larson, candidates for the legislature. The Farmer-Labor meet ings are attracting large crowds and it is not believed that the Comertown 1 meeting will be an exception. - - Majority.--—- Boycott The Boycotters! | j l | | j Business Men Unfair to the Farmers West Cabaret Kavon Garage Zeidler Hardware Orpheum Theatre Montana Motor Co. Harris Confectionary - Wm. Coats, prominent farmer of the Froid country filed last Monday his petition as an independent candi date for Sheriff of Roosevelt county at Wolf Point with Clerk & Recorder Hardie last Monday, A surprisingly large number of voters signed Coats' petition and his candidacy is being favorably received by the farmers of the east and as well i as by the railroaders at Wolf Point, j In a few hours a petition with several ! pages was filled at Wolf Point. One j petition with ever a hundred names 'on it that had been secured in a few j hours was stolen by some partisan of the present sheriff in order to inter fere with Coats' filing, but Coats had names to burn. i Seldom if ever a candidate coming j in to a campaign at this late date has met the spontaneous support as has responded tc the candidacy i Wm. Coats, Mr. Coats is a married man with ! splendid family. He is a man i ability and courage and if elected will be the sheriff and Ije will see that some pretense is made at enforcing the law in Roosevelt county and he promises that if he is elected sheriff j that he will give the taxpayers I Roosevelt service as well as economy. Four years ago Mr. Coats with the i endorsement of the nonpartisans lea gue came nearly being elected on the Democratic ticket and two years ago he ran again on the Democratic ticket when the present incumbent was the candidate with the nonpartisan league endorsement and was only fefar hun dred votes behind, receiving 1700 votes to 2036, making a remarkable showing. This year Mr. Coats will have the united support of the farm er-labor forces and he will be elected, The Roosevelt county voters should look first for the name of Wm. Coats far sheriff in the Independent column and vbte for him. Read the Ads in the Producers News. îr SHOW UP TRICK OF DATE SHIFTING USED BY JOE TO DECEIVE Farmer-Labor Candidate for Governor in Plentywood Speech, Tears Mask from Face of Man Who Was Elected By Aid of Anaconda Gold in Fall of 1920, in His Fake Fight on Company. ' NORTHERN PACIFIC TAX-DODGING EXPOSED BILL DUNNE SPEAKS* AT RAYMOND .. _ HHHH Now One ot the Editors ol the Daily Worker of Chicago, Just Home From Russia, Will Speak for Workers Party and Tell of Condi tions in Europe. Former Editor of The Butte Bulletin, Wiliam Francis Dunne., formerly editor of the Butte Bulletin, now mffi.I of the editors of the Daily Worker of Chicago, famous in Montana, who has 'just returned from Russia and trav tils Fnrone, candidate for Governor of Illinois on workers Party i ticket, will speak at Raymond in the i interest of the Workers party and in behalf of the candidacy of Foster and Gitlow for president and vice presi the Saturday evening, The meeting is under SATLRDAY EVENING OCT 25 dent and for the electors on Workers party, October 25th. the management of Charles Westphal, j one of the candidates for elector on j the Workers party ticket in Montana, 1 Dunne, who is on the executive com (Continued on page 8) OLD GANG PUTTING ON MEETINGS The old gang is waking up and are putting on meetings at different per suade the voters to return them to poweT, f The meetings are reported to be un der the management of Carl Peterson and John C. OGrady. Dr. Storkan is taking a sort of a behind the scene interest in the campaign. Oscar Collins is attending to the in terest cf Gov. Dixon in the co(mty, being on the state payroll he can give his entire time to the business of get ting votes for Dixon. _ Tt ™>t yet reported who will do the speaking for the* gangsters, but it looks as if Jack O'Grady will be the man. | ! i ; | ; i j i Lest We Forget Before the farmers' administration got into office in 1921, the following Bonds were issued in Sheridan County, copied from the original records : Issued January 1, 1914, 187 bonds. Issued July.. 15, 1915, 190 bonds Issued April 1, 1918, 245 bonds Issued July $187,000.00 $190,000.00 $245,000.00 $188,000.00 1, 1919, 188 bonds $ 810 , 000.00 AFTER THE FARMERS GOT IN Bonds issued . NONE $245,000.00 Bonds Paid Issue of April 1, 1918, bearing 7 per cent interest Saved In Interest Charges Alone By Payment of this bond This saving alone in ten years will build a fine Court House. $17,150 per year D, J. OLSON, County Treasurer. Frank J. Edwards, Farmer-Labor candidate for governor in his speech in Plentywood Saturday afternoon dis connected Governor Dixon from the mines tax measure as the campaign issue and- openly accused the governor of evasion and deception. Mr. Edwards .-poke for nearly two h ours j n the Kollman building to g 00( | sized crowd of interested aiK i women. a men In disconnecting the governor and j his administration from the metals mines tax as an issue Mr. Edwards ! said that, "taxation and the cost of government ; under Dixon is not the Paramount issue. It has been made the ls f ? ue b ® cause 01 ,,. the . .... ^ l , ° f .w ' * should tra ! n so th « t ® e , may J PW* treat the present state admmistra " secondary impoi tance, , e s have before us an understandable constructive program, , e should remove, those factors cf c " aos and uncertainty by compelling our natural resources to provide for ma ss prosperity. We should locate nur weaknesses and remove them. misrepre Leading up to the declaration that "there is no leadership in this state for the state," ,he called attention to j the vast resources of the state. He pointed aut that "Montana is a pro i ducing state and should never be per _mitted to feel the full effect of tional depression." In part he said Montana can be made the best ! state in the Union—her people the most properous, no matter what the conditions may be elsewhere. With a favorable field of na ii oppor tunity within this state, we wouldn't care whether our taxes were a little more or a little less. We could with stand the extravagance and even the misrepresentation of our Governor, could withstand the pyramiding of our debt by him. These would be . (Continued on Page 3) EVANGELICAL LADIES TO MEET WITH MRS. JACKSON The Evangelical Ladies' Aid will meet at the home af M. P. Jackson, October 23rd. Lunch will be served until 8:00 o'clock. Everyone is wel come and all are invited.