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- y MONTA NA ' THE PRODUCERS NEWS" A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE. BY THE PEOP LE Plenty wood, Montana, Friday, July 17 f 1925 LIBERTY IS NOT handed down from above THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY. Pu blished Weekly VOL. VIII. No. 15 Official Newspaper of Sheridan County Sub. Rates; I? S. $3.0o per Foreign $3.76 year per year Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18, 1912, at the Postoffice at In The _ LimelighT AND IMPER pfktinent rrVFNT PARAGRAPHS PER T UN1NG TO THINGS AND V ATS OF GREAT AND ■M \ LL CONCERN. __BV p. J. Wallace— F NT TOLSTOY, finding the oc a titled idlçr unprofitable is devoting his talents to .traction of coin from the capa-1 of our ; Babbitry and pursuance of this pb he made a stop at Glacier Park cck ago and made the blood of the embled shyiocks run colder. than u-ual by telling them what might have happened to ,1 their banks, In 'Russia! After to the eloquent count the led, hard hearted disciples of j e ', e j ; .mes, who touhed the depos*'" nr; of Montana of 830,"000,000 in four blessed their stars that they ai,; not live in Russia or China where bank examiners and ion ol cupa: r;u the ciou.- pockets , ;U'V. B; ject gentlemen who CIO iktenin ear: no r attorneys could save them from ite they deserved. ;he f "THE RECEIVER IS AS BAD AS THE THIEF'' is an oft quoted pro verb in criminal jurrisprudence. So faras we know it has never been ap plied to the Receivers of failed banks I who an now experimenting with the of people Who- were unfortun enough to be caught where these ickety institutions went down. Tech a bank receiver is supposed to wind up the business entrusted to hi- care for the benefit of the people ir erc-ted and in the shortest time procès- as long as money holds out |to pay his salary. The banker took 1 the money in sight before he put ■tee little slip of paper marked ■"Closed" on the front door of his in-' l.-tilution, after which he moved to I some balmy clime. The receiver ■takes his place and eats up what he, ■can realize on the paper left bv the ■bankers. All over Montana Receiv 1er? are installed in closed cracker ■box banks and like a swarm of hun mev illy, eating up every green land living thing. It is time that open ■season should be declared on these* I [pests with a new of diminishing their number where they can not be [completely eliminated. BM THE PLENTYWOOD ELECTRIC ■PLANT, and the manner in which it ■was then operated came under the ■spotlight in this cdumn some time «■ago. After our criticism there was a Wended improvement in the service, IPe juice came as regularly as the "a^ill? until the first of this week, when [^whoever is responsible for the opera of the plant, seemed to have mulated the example of Rip Van ^■Vinkle and gone to the Catskills for snooze. An angry business man ailed at the plant and inquired the eason for the sudden stoppage of 'ower and was informed that the coal 1 apply had run short. If the plant ere not located on the top of a coal I ■nine, this might serve as a legitim I ■te excuse. The whole grotesque at ■ ■empt at running this public utility i ■'■CAiljj lie amusing in the extreme if i ■ na(i n . ot such a serious effect on the C: P , enty of the t0Wh - While such ! WRulai sen-ice obtains no new in-1 Justry can 1* started here with any Ibar su F cess - We understand ; 'T tae ba «ness nien are sending a i ntS tl0n i° Canada soon with / the ! tention of interesting the people n^. !. n ^ogina-MexIco Highway. or Vi nü'i '°, wed to call on Sena ek also and inquire of him liüCÄ the peoplei I I ion 1 2!®? ORGANIZATIONS held! ai a«« w- Ions last ' veek - The M ed-I inkers c . latlol î me * at Bozeman, the | 5ttp R AsS T ,atl< î n at Glacier Park i ^ s^m / S *? C,ation at R utte. No! ® tf n 5 . say •garuzations are unpatri-1 on? of ft menace t° the institu hen the A° ountr 5'. was the cas? years avrners t^d to organize a ^Bankèri VT 0- " e understand the their or r-" ai - ld lawyers pay dues tlvi. l " 1Z 'n U)ns but we haven't ^■tfsers '* ' n c:i . "sixteen dollar innnon . 1M utilizations .seem to be on to evo! 1 ° n ? st and amorti protec '' 5 - The • f| ass «wept the farm RoSÄ rs> lawye *s and bank- ' ■fly active i,' 'ti '^ n1 to be Partien ^Ci e P . ln T tV nterest of »oflaÄ le> «ml,er s Qc their secure the pass nf li' it safe for ki » peoi i ? Ie ? cal Association ankers o o. 1 ! , legall Y and for the! approved 6 style ^ tHem " I * r icst I nominating ballot Î } h ere t>y nominate a tana fide reisdent of Sheridan County for the te S f 1X L months . as a candidate for Princess to rep t e j! n j :8 coun tv in the Queen of Montana Con i\i |° 3e field in Helena during the week of the ntana Stete Fair, September 7th to 10th. £ Signature. 3, 1870 _ _ _ Pub. Weekly Money Lords Hold Convention at Glacier Park Bigots Peril U. S. Liberty Says Darrow * — ~ j j i ; TENNESSEE LAW.BRAZEN AT TEMPT TO DESTROY LEARNING Scopes Defense Counsel Says Tennessee "Monkey Law .... terferes With the Teaching of Truth in Public Schools— Evolution Does Not Conflict With Intelligent Interpréta tion of Bible. ^ N In BRYAN DENIES HIS ANCESTORS WERE APES Dairf™. T ^ 1 enn - With Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan as the stellar attractions, and Judge Raulston nr^sidincr at th#* t^l T~U n o J uu & c ixduision - T . ^ , trial or John 1 Komas Scopes, on a charge of violating the laws of Tennessee by teaching the then™ of evolution in the n„W,V 1 oJ•• lCclc ™ n ä mo theory ot • i p. ^ ^ schools, the monkey trial is in full swin g here. Darrow has an army of scientists he intends to put on the witness stanrl t^. a, i ... . j j , stand to show that evolution means prog J ess ayic J development while Bryan has truckloads of Bibles move'tW "^Bloomy faced individuals in readiness to , nat trie doctrine or scopes conflicts with the teachings Or Christ* n arrow c T \i?mc i?4™fm#J ARTS aSS. «î* . , , „.„j!! 1 . Jary was selected the P f*f a , to J S in the crowded courtroom Up+ippT °a t0 en J° y *th e } egal battle A i Attorney General Stewart C J C,arence D arrow, A P in cou ' d . be heard drop in the courtroorn . while Darrow attacked enemies of " Within limitations, the legislature u the right to dete rmine what shall be ta ught in , the Public schools. Back a number years ago when people were free - the people of Tennessee wrote a constitution. They made it broad and said that the people should en J°T reli f ous freedom. "There is not a single line of any constitution that can withstand big otl T- Here we find today as brazen ? nd b(dd an attempt to destroy leam ing as was made in the middle ages. " If these proceedings in form and subst ance can prevail in this section, tben any law, no matter how ignorant and foolish, can be made to prevail. A11 tbe guarantees have gone for no . tbing * lt } s absolutely absurd to tb ' n k that this present indictment or any of the Proceedings in this case ar « T 1 !f al : ^ . . _ _ . 1 thmk the s °oner we get rid of it in Tenness ee. the better for the state. a P erson was interested in the right to worsh ip God as he saw fit, he would find out that ch aos and riot I_ (Continued on page 4) Robbins Brothers Cir cus Here Next Monday Forty Clowns Amuse the Crowd—Elephants, Wild Animals and "Everything" Will Be There to Amuse the Kiddies and Older Ones—A Big Time in the Old Town on Circus Day. Forty clowns—funmakers — right up-to-the-minute Jokes—will appear in the four rings of the Robbins Bros, Big Circus when it comes to Plenty wood on Monday, July 20th. Some of the most recent comedy material has ben put up for this seas car. The producer of comedy for the circus is Kenneth Waite, who has a world wide reputation for building that delight all. stunts' A real wild west program is put on which is a real reminder of the cld en times in Montana and the trapeze performances are hair-raising in their daring and wonderful in their skill. BroS * Big CirCUS thlS Those who have seen the Robbins season have nothing but praise for the show un JOS KIRSCH WING IN TOWN Jos. Kirschwing of Great Falls, who was Democratic candidate Congress at the last election, arrived Plentywood yesterday on business. for in PRINCESS OF SHERIDAN COUNTY CAMPAIGN OPENS THIS WEEK GOLDSCHMIDT EDITS SCOBEY SENTINEL W. A. Goldschmidt, lawyer and editor, arrived in Scobey last week to take charge of the editorial depart ment of the Scobey Sentinel. Mr, Goldschmidt is a graduate of the Drake University and a member of the bar of the States of Iowa, North Dakota and Montana. The Scobey Sentinel has been with out the services of an editor since Wm. Moe resigned several weeks ago. The people of Daniels county to be congratulated on getting such an able writer for the farmers and one who will give out the truth fear lessly and without favor. are (fer the big tent. The kiddies expect to have time of their lives next Monday when the circus comes to town and they will not be disappointed. They have been saving their pennies for the past two weeks for the big event and of course will have to go along just so the children don't get 1 lost. I The circus carries its own electric i the dad" and "mother I light plant so that there is no danger 1 of any plans miscarrying because of;* electricity. They have a big power plant w T hich in itself is a sight worth seeing. HIGH GOVT. OFFICIALS DRINK LIQUOR Hackett Charges Secretary Mellon and Justices of Supreme Court Have Good Cellars. WASHINGTON. — Secretary Mel lon of the treasury, in charge of pro hibition enforcement, and five mem bers of the United States Supreme Court are directly accused of violat ing the liquor laws by Chauncey Hac kett, general counsel for the Associ ation against the Prohibition Amend ment. Mr. Hackett's charges, spoken be fore the International League of Pro (Continued on last page) Magnus Johnson to Speak at Annual Brush Lake Picnic Famous Minnesota Farmer-Labor Senator to Be Present With Other Speakers of National Repute at Gigantic Picnic Summer Resort. The voice of Magnus Johnson, ex-Farmer Labor Senator horn Minnesota, may boom over the placid waters of Brush Lake, early in August, if the at Picnic Committeee headed by Sheriff Salisbury, materialize. Sena tor Johnson has been written to and it is expected that he will be able to address a meeting at the Lake at an early date. Senator Johnson is sure to draw large crowd of people who do and do nc.t agree with his political and econ omic views. Besides he has many old friends in Sheridan, Daniels and Roosevelt counties who will travel miles to see the famous Farmer-La bor Senator in action. Other speakers of National reputa tion are being arahged for also. Sen ator Taylor will make a special trip from Minneapolis to be present for the occasion and speak, ers News will give a full account of the projected meeting and picnic in a coming issue. The Produc * WHY WE ARE LATE * The Producers News is a day * * Irte in getting to many of its * * readers this week because of the * iregular and inefficient operation * of the power plant by the Plon- * * tywood Electric Light Company. * ********** Nominatincr Rallotc Â ra TUî» I-».. _ r o j kt A 1 on i Fe *" ,S * ssue °f Producers News - Also Ballot Good for 100 Votes for Favorite Candidate _ Clio It Girls Clin It* * ** * ■ ——— —— Fortunate Young Lady Will Get Free Trip to State Fair at 1 Helena and If Chosen Queen of Montana Will Gel Joy- ; ous Trips to Petroleum Exposition at Tulsa, Okla., and American Legion Convention at Omaha, Neb. Producers News Will Handle Contest Exclusively RULES OF PRINCESS CONTEST * In order to be a candidate for * * election to the position of Prin- * * cess from Sheridan County tq the • * Queen of Montana Contest to be * * held at Helena during the week * * of the Montana State Fair. Sep- • * tomber 7, 8, 9, and 10th, each * * girl nominated must have been a * * bona fide resident of the County * fer at least six months prior to * * the contest. • * Nominees must be between the * * ages of 18 and 25. * * Nomination ballots will be * * found in this issue of the Produc- * * ers New r s and all nominations * * received up to July 23rd at noon * will be allowed to enter the con- * test. * * * Voting ballots will be run in * * all issues of The Producers News * up until the close of contest Sat- * * urday night, August 8th, at 12 * * p. m. * • The Ballot Box will be placed * * in the window of the Miller Phar- * * macy, Plentywood, and twice * week the ballots will be counted * * by a committee of five prominent * * citizens of Sheridan county and * * the results posted in the window. * * HOW TO GET VOTES * Free Coupon Vote. A cou- * * pon for 100 free votes appears * * in eacji issue of the Producers * News for each week until con- * * test closes. * 2. 1200 votes will be a 1. given * 0 for each new subscriber for one * * year or at the rate of 4 votes for * * each cent paid in by new sub- * * scriber. * * 3. 600 votes will be given * * for each renewal subscription to • * The Producers News, or at the * rate of two votes for each cent * * paid in on renewals. • 4. 100 votes for each $1 paid * * in on any and all accounts and * (Continued on Page Pour) BKOMBERG-CHRISTENSEN Word received at this office today tells cf the quiet wedding of Esther Christensen and Louis Bromberg, both of this city, on Wednesday. The bride is a poular young lady in Plentywood and during her stay in this city the past year has made a hc.st of friends. The groom who goes by the cog nomen of "Wop" has grown to manhood in Plentywood. The happy young couple has the best wishes of their many friends in this city for a happy and prosperous voyage through life. young Moscow, July 14.—The Soviet gov ernemnt has demanded of the Polish government the formation of a com mission to investigate the burning cf a Soviet border guard station by ! Polish soldiers. Who will be the Princess of Sheri dan County this year? W r ho will be the beautiful and for tunate young lady who will go to the great State Fair at Helena for a week of fun: a week of frolic. A week she can never forget a week of entertainment, balls, dances, drives, ceremonies, such as is only bestowed upon royalty? Who will be the guest of the City of Helena? Who will wear the crown of the State of Montana? Who from Sheridan County will be feted and pictured and courted as a Princess ? Oh, Girl, w'ould you like to be the lassie ? The "Queen of Montana" contest which starts this week will tell. The lady who gets the most votes will be the beautiful Princess and have the free trip, and mayhaps be chosen "Queen of Montana and have a free voyage to the National Convention of the American Legion to be held at Omaha, Nebraska, and also a trip to the International Petroleum Exposi tion at Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Producers News will again this year conduct the "Queen of Montana' - campaign. The nominating ballots are in this issue. Clip it out and nominate your candidate and address it to "Queen of Montana" manager, care of Producers News. Plentywood, Montana, and your candidate's name will be entered among the candidates. The Producers New T s will start each candidate off with a gift of 1,000 votes each. In this paper is a ballot good for 100 votes. Clip it out and send it in to the "Queen of Montana" manager, voted for your candidate. Each paper from now until the contest closes will have a ballot each w r eek good for one hundred votes. Clip your coupon each week. The State Fair management has givn the Producers News exclusive right to conduct the contest in Sheri dan County and it will be conducted with enthusiasm from start to finish —read the rules in another column Find girls get busy. Oh, Girls, who will be the Princess from Sheridan County? shylocks plan new ways TO GRAB FARMERS'MONEY Erickson and Wheeler In Attendance on Money Jugglers— English Spy Praises Walsh and Wheeler's Work at Wash ington—Men Who Want Law for the Protection of De positors Roundly Denounced By Past President of Asso ciation. SUSS, COUNT FRIGHTENS MONEY CHANGERS Tells Them They Would Be Hanged In Russia If They Closed Banks—Con Kelley Says Bolshevism Is Spreading Like a Pestilence—Plans laid to Reduce Tillers of Soil to Ten ant Farmer Serfdom. (Special to the Producers News) While the farmers of the state were sweltering in the sun and wondering how much damage the hot wind would cause the crops the Montana Bankers Association was holding its twenty-second annual convention at Glacier Park at the egmning of this week, and planning new ways of gathering the coin this fall. Sitting down to a sumptuous feed in the cool and luxurious banquet room of the Glacier Park Hotel the biggest gathering of bankers held in the history of the state listened to leaders in the banking world from New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Spokane and Seattle expound the tricks of the trade. ERICKSON WELCOMES DELEGATES Governor J. E. Erickson and Sena tor B. K. Wheeler were the two most prominent politicians in attendance Erickson delivered the address of wel come and was congratulated on every hand for appointing Sam Stewart, at torney for the Bankers Association and two other bankers on the Bank "Code commission. The bankers ap pointed a committee cf three to co operate with said commission in shaping and helping to pass at the next session of the legislature bank ing laws favorable to the banking in terests. While several of the "more liberal" of the money lords made much of Senator Wheeler he was regarded with considerable suspicion by the backwoods bankers. The "liberal" bankers explained that since Sen. Wheeler had gone to Washington he had confined his attention to Daugh-j erty and others and had not said at word about the banking interest«: -Hip busmcss ® ntei ? ns ® s w,thm the ( page 4) SUSPICIOUS OF WHEELER Canada-Mexico Trail to be Talked Over at Regina Meeting Delegations from Glendive, Fairview, Sidney, Medicine Lake, Reserve and Antelope Will Meet With Plenty wood Residents to Plan Campaign for Building of Road Through This City. With the construction of the Great Northern toll bridge across the Mis souri at Snowden, considerable inter est is manifested in the building of a highway linking Regina with Mexi co. A concerted effort is now being made by civic organizations to have the trail built through Plentywood and adjoining towns on this side of the Missouri. A large delegation of representative men from Glendive, Sidney, Fairview, Medicine Lake, Reserve, Antelope and othr points will arrive in Plentywood July 28th and hold a general meeting to discuss ways and means of ad vancing the project and arranging for speakers to present the facts to the Commission at Regina a few days later. This meeting will be open to the public. The combined delegation will leave Plentywood Wednesday morning at six o'clock for Regina and expect to reach the Saskatchewan city about noon of the same day. F. E. Olson, advertising manager for the Regina Provincial Exhibition, was in Plentywood Thursday to see Mr. Simmons, Mr. Greer, and mem bers of the Plentywood Highway committee, in reference to the posed trail. He seemed to be very*op timistic about the building of the road at an early date and favored the route through Plentywoocr. Amongst the Plentywood people who have signified their intention to drive cars to Regina on July 29th the following: C. C. Johnson, Joe Ka von, T. W. Greer, C. G. Christensen, Dr. E. E. York, E. Lang, Jack Kjel strup, Nick Reuter, Hank Krebsbach, Paul Babcock and N. L. Nelson. pro are RAH, SURVEY ON EX TENSIONS NEARS END PARTY COMPLETES PERMANENT SURVEY OPHEIM - SC OBEY ROUTE. It is reported from reliable ^ . . ,_ sources that the surveying crew has complet ed its labors in connection with the Scobey extension and that A. H. Hogeland, consulting engineer, and J. V. Bennett, in charge of townsites went to St, Paul on Friday with the surveys and will soon open the bids far the grading. The Great Northern has secured option from F. F. Smith of the Farm e ^ s ötate Bank, on 160 acres of the ^ e lson farm one and one-half miles '® ast pf.Glentana for a cownsite. It 18 a choice location, excellent drainage ™ lh , e , new survey, a little north of the 0,d route -—Opheim Observer. , , IT _ , Jans Asti up. and Walter Roland ftomVgSY 41 ,in the city the two gentlemen made the Pr0,l " cers Ne " s a pleasant cal1 an FRED IBSEN APPOINT ED RECEIVER OF TWO PLENTYWOOD BANKS * In an order handed down by * Judge Paul yesterday the af- * * fairs of the Sheridan County * * State Bank and the State Bank * of Plentywood were consolidated * * for the purpose of being admin- * * istered by a single * Fred Ibsen was named receiver. * _ receiver * for both banks, his appointment • to become effective Aug. 1st. • * ^ The terms of office of Ü. S. * Gullickson, receiver of the Sheri- * * dan County State Bank, and N. • * L, Nelson, receiver of the State * Bank of Plentywood will termin- • * ate on the date that Ibsen takes • * up his duties. * * Other Receiverships Consolidated • * The affairs of the Homestead • State Bank and the Farmers * * State Bank of Medicine Lake al * so were put under the control of • * one receiver. Mark Olson of • * Medicine Lake will now perform • * the duties hitherto attended to • * by himself and J. S. OIness, who • acted as receiver for the Home- • * stead State Bank. ♦ Read the ads over carefully in this paper—they will save you money.