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- SOCIETY OF MONTANA HELENA. ' liberty IS NOT HANDED down from above i* THE PRODUCERS | NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN i THE COUNTY. \ Published Weekly VOL. VIII, No. 18 A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE Plenty wood, Montana, Friday, August 7, 1925 Official Newspaper of Sheridan County Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18, 1912, at the Postoffice Sub. Rates: In U. S. $3.0 q F oreign $3.75 per year per year I P 'la A N D PERTINENT PERT paragraphs pertaining to THINGS AND EVENTS OF GREAT AND SMALL CONCERN. —BY P. J. Wallace— CARRION CROWS Ju.'t a* the spuier weaves his silky web to lure flies into the larder of his banqueting hall, in order that he may his leisure pick the flesh of their bones, so deceitful bankers are today cunningly weaving legal nets to catch farmers in their mesnes. 17, at unwary About the meanest of these schemes of financial ledgerdemain resorted to by the unjailed bank closers is the tgage. It is now becoming n practice for some soft-hand ed confidence man, who formerly op <i from behind a bank wicket, to vach a farmer against whom fore ;a proceedings have been insti tuted, and try to get him to sign over one ! mirth of Ids crop to the landlord, bank or lean company. The shylocks •lly approach the farmers around Plentywood with smooth words upon their lips but with dark and treach rr crop ic: con I an. eraic app do use erous Being experienced confidence men they of ten times succeed in getting the farm er to sign the crop mortgage. Once the tiller of the soil puts his name on the dotted line no carrion crows, who hang around the carcasses on a bat tlefield, ever showed more inhuman vigilance than do these ex-bankers un til they have the farmer's crop secure ly in their clutches That clone they care not if the fanner l> in want, if his wife* is in rags if ihi< litt!-* children go without bîead on the verv land o^ which ^ rai-ed tiw taff of life They care not if he shivers and ^terves though ?he farmer who signedl a way one fourth ■ . ' • .° .'-"®re the if wiïî thVsffik^ttîï» k » tv. S °f il extend little '-vmnathv to the wbn let 'them take th^ bread oot^ thS mouths of his children. These human jaclats wi'l nrobxblv irir ^ aver Vn s producer from .his grain. They would .moke contentedly even though they heard the clods from the grave-dig ppr'.. shovel rattle down on the coffin lids of their starved victims, so long! f tîie y si-ot their mortgaged loot. The farmer who permits these ghouls to pet away with his crop and leave his family in want in the winter cold is scarcely less criminal than a yelping pack of wolf-like bankers who are at his heels today. S ( *D?rS!£ HAK\ LSI. NO SYMPATHY FOR "EASY" FARMER ot With a short crop and a long win ter facing the tiller of the soil wisdom dictates that he shoukj hold his har vest until the wants cf himself and his family are at first supplied. He should not submit to a more degrad in? form of tenant fanner serfdom wer cursed the worst landlord niled countries of Europe, fourth crop extortion scheme of the loan sharks, is more exacting than any rent charge ever wrung from the tenant farmers by feudal lords, than a score of years ago the Irish aimers overthrew a less damnable system of land tenure and established Peasant ownership on the blood red omzmg ruins of many a historic castle and aristocratic house. If the Ameri can farmer does not want tc allow mself to be submerged In a worse 7, ,°f serfdom to absentee loan l, a} * landlords than has been over-I i inwn elsewhere, he must begin to sert himself. He must rescJutely ft tne wiles of the confidence hi °r are 0U ^ *° prab the produce of arm. He must learn to overcome »ueriörity complex" which "mi+ ^TV,' ."'bite collared bandit to hL °tj k * s ne ^ ar ious designs on gn ' . 'pust look his banker enemy évp?^ - n , t n e .^ ace and straight in the ft! T" t , € ; 11 hlm to "L-er the hell off comnb Ce '^ tbe interloper fails to shoid I A lth f b,s i e ^ a i demand he dis«» fn ta ^ e • do . wn bis shotgun and! farm ^" e Unmvi * ed trespassers off his FARMERS INJUNCTION The one Less men the en ^he t 0 , , kfcal p„n t: ° ''«an Sharks and their duced a n» '> n a ? ents ba ve intro Èdilàn ,■ mm 1 Î , ' n . crop £ rabb i n £ in r ;\ during the week. In I I lj' sold iitiii,.,, arms , ave been recent II but v.Jierp ti, ° rec osure proceedings ! I period h u „ a °? e year> ? redemption il bave been : i- ^f t - expired , injunctions Il granted tn ^ t . • ^ d tem P° rar ily I I Rowed the >ln 2 n tbe farmer who 1| receiver L ,,2 • r , or ? r ea Piug it. A || cro P and turn barvest tbe II representutiv » ■ fte ^ 0ne 7 over tbe 11 sharks \vi-en > -°V 116 absentee on k (t~2!+2j kno " n tbat: an 1° io ademritr ted> y wbea there ousnesq nf tv, ' medy ?.* ^ aw » the Pest, p or ne proceeding is man-! have used ini,'!A- 6 P° wer ful trusts fe ct of labor iv® l0 , sback ^ e tbe have heard tif t S A he first time scheme has nefarious Wr, fu, ased to ruin the î he tiller of th ® w exploiting > n the nex t if 801 1 will be exposed News. Ksue of the Producers! juncti is Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March 3, 1870 mj nip A » Pub. Weekly LI f P A T W w* a Attem pt to Ra ilroad Writ of Habeas Corpus Is Granted Bp Judge Paul Consniracv tn SKann-Vv,; rw i c* .* _ _ ^ u . £. han g«<H Dooley Farmer to North Dakota Without His Knowledge Exposed—Action of Governor in Granting Extradition Papers Regardless of the Law and the Pacts Inquired Into by Court No Evidence That HuPF man Was a "Fugitive From Justice" in V—t n h » Ugiuve rrom Justice in North Dakota. N. D. ATTORNEY ADMITS HE HAD NO PROOF A wnt of habeas corpus Oiib-County Attorney of Divide lj cr r cr\ i ; an .' °F Doolej', m a hearing before Jud<r e Pay! headno which i C ° > , r j ° . . la ~ ted tor two ot determining whether there in fact for l h~ w=,r™* r . , r . w warrant oî case by Governor Erickson at No Basis for Extradition The hearing- before wVn/»v» i«, C 4 0 i * , ! Paul, wbû-h tw ° days » during SS time there was ample oppor ''ctiTi^^m^Vi^ 0 K^ r i-i? raa ^ e xT en was ?a To ÎSw some bari? M Dako ' «vSXsÄrS gr^îüig the'writ of tfbeas^co^ releasing Harry Huffman from eus De Puty Sheriff Lynch of Gros Stated that in an extradition case ^ ' Vas necessary^to shovv the accused a fugitive from justice; that in ° er fugitive from justice l! ^ ere sboul-.l be a showmg that he was i ri Sîfie" I committed a crime. Neither of these allegations were proved in this case : I A Dangerous Precedent "It would be setting a dangerous precedent," said Judge Paul, "to allow j citizens of Montana t« be taken away from where they live to be tried in ; another state unless the prosecuting : authorities showed that they had ; some evidence that would at least j furnish grounds for a conviction.? Judge Paul ^ the attorney from j Crosby that he would facilitate peal to t be supreme court. That gen d. emai i did not, however, show , disposition to go before that body, Not Served With Complaint j any (Continued on page 6) I j j j ! | ! DAMAGE REPORTS FAIL TO HALT MARKET RISE Close Is Unsettled; September at $1.60, December $1.61 —Large Profit-Taking Sales Fail to Stem Gains—United States Price for Wheat Now Above Liverpool. CANADIAN SPRING WHEAT CROP DAMAGED i ' CANADIAN POOL HAS ALREADY PAID $1.55 PER BUSHEL OF WHEAT Winnipeg, Man.—The sum of $15, 000,000 will be paid out to members of the international wheat pools be fore August 1 in the form of a sec and interim payment of 20 cents a bushel, it is announced by the presi j dent of the Canadian Co-operative Wheat Producers, Ltd. With the dis tribution the total interim payments ; on account of the 1924 crop will amount to $1.55 a bushel. It is ex pected the final payment will be made some time next month. Construction of 30 more country elevators at points in Saskatchewan where it is found impossible to pur chase suitable houses has been au thorized by the executives of the i Saskatchewan wheat pool. The original'elevator building pro gram adopted some months ago, au thorized the construction of 30 ele vators. - ! NOTICE j I On account of the heavy rain the Brush Lake Rodeo is post poned until Sunday, August 9th. was granted in the case of the rmmh, M n • ,,i ' count Y, D., against Harry Montana, yesterday (Thursday) Bt f p „ V inursoay ; I 1 coanL y courthouse, me days was held for tîie purpose was any foundation in law nr i. 7 y xounaanon in law or extradition granted in the Huffman Helena la<st wp^L weeK. " ? 7 o n * « « ; U. S. Marshal Omck A . Arrests McElroy Man _ .Deputy United States Marshal O.• ( MçElroy^^^^ a f bringing cattle illegally acmss i border. He was brought before the : U S. commissioner at Plentywood Wednesday night and released on bonds furnished by Carl Ebbing and j p-. L- McElroy. He will appear for truil befeu-e Judge Pray at Great Falls i " a few " ame j I REGINA-MEXICO TRAIL DISCUSSED WITH SASKATCHEWAN MINISTER OF PUB. WORKS r< Mo^f r t °' op T ive ^ _ Wîî' Fron i Montana Cities Assured by Gardner lhat Building of Canadian Link Would be Undertaken Next Year. lax THOUSAND FARMERS HEAR PREMIER Chicap-n a n/u .. • Chicago, Aug. 4.—Wheat ran up in ice Tuesdav to nearlv 19 „ pnee Tuesday te neuriy 12 cents a bushel above figures which were cur tpnnrcT ' reports from the spring wheat belt Canada in particular, aroused speculative buying and so too SB scantiness of the movement of winter wheat to primary markqts. Closing quotations on wheat were unsettled at 2 1-8 to 4 3-8 cents net gain, Sep tember $160 1-8 to $1.60 1-4, and De cember$1.60 3-4 to $1.61, with corn 1-2 to 7-8 of a cent up. showing 3-8 to ..-4 o a cent n.se, and provisions unchanged to 20 cents higher. Some purchasing jT wheat to be j ip P ed f r °ni Chicago to Montreal added impetus to the new upward swmg in price, which began here soon after the opemng despite the fact that Liverpool quotations had failed to re fleet fully the advance that took place yesterclay on this side of the Atlantic, The fresh upturn here was started by advices from Saskatchewan province, Canada, saying that scorching hot dry weather was turning the fields grey, and that late wheat would suffer se vere damage if the high temperatures continued. Indications of improved demand tended also to hoist the mar (Continued on page 12) » new d i d Montana Farmer "Q®N" C0N ®T PRINCESS CONTEST AROUSESjNTEREST CLOSES TOMORROW Helena, Aug. 4.—(Special)—As the time for the Montana state fail- draws near interest in the fourth Queen Montana contest is becoming much more active -. Practica % all of Mon ^ na s , c . oantl ?f. are conducting con ^efenteti^sTo HdenV on^pt 8 7?^ 9 and 10 for the par Pose of partici \ he eve ^ which wiu decide which Montana girl, cnosen as a rep-i resentative or her county, will gradu ate to the higher honor of Queen Montana and represent this state the national convention of the Ameri can Legion at Omaha and the Inter-: national Petroleum Exposition Tulsa. This y ear ' s Q ueen of Montana will be a much-feted personage. After the four ' da y whirl incident to the con test at the slate fair the American Legion is planning on introducing the Queen to several of the cities of Mon ta ™ prio * V* the national convention, The social events at Helena, Omaha and Tulsa wil1 be the most brilliant and varied wb ich it is possible for those communities to plan and they wd | indeftd be an experience for the winnings the stnte inir contest, Details of the state fair entertain ment are now being planned by spe cial committees named to have charge I of ^est and the plans have STÄÄÄÄÄ a wonderftal f ° Ur " day the BIG ISSUE OF PRODUCERS NEWS - This week the Poducers News is ; having a press run of 8,000 issues of a 20-page prner. The News is get tire; r 1 better and reaching ■ m ™ ^ ^ at 1 r? Many of the farmers present com mented on the splendid Farmer-Labor speeches, delivered to a great meeting cf farmers by the Hon. M. Dohrty, ex-Minister of Agriculture for On tario, and Primier Dunning of Sask atchewan. Unlike the banker con trolled .holders of public office in Mon tana, and other states these men de dared time and again that they were servants cf the farmers arid spoke about the farmers' problems with sympathy and understanding. Regina-Mexico Highway Discussed A large delegation from this and ! other Montana cities, waited on the Hon. Mr. Gardner, minister of public works, at the parliament buildings at Regina ! T w \ Greer and Dr . York present ' The Plentywood delegation to the Regina exposition returned last Mon day and Tuesday, well satisfied with their visit to the northern Canadian city. They were unanimous in saying that the expedition was one of the best they had ever seen, rivaling the famous Minnesota state fair in the quality and quantity of its exhibits. Understand Farmers' Problems . ¥V ailu ^ 1Uf , ureseni . ed the case fo? the buildiL of the new Regina to Mexico highway to Mr. Gardner, w.ho seemed to be very much impressed with the facts presented to Mr. Black, who is the farmers' representative in the Saskatchewan parliament, spoke in favor cf 'the building of the line advocated by the spokesmen for the Montana delega I tion. The proposed Canadian link of i th e ij ne j s to be completed from Re gina to Ccylon and from thence to the American road north of Raymond, Mr. Gardner in replying to the delega tion assured them he was heartily in accord with the views put forth. He was in favor of a road connecting Re gina and thought the proposed route was the most feasible for that pur pose. It was evident from what Mr. Gardner said, that as soon as the ap propriations for highway purposes are approved by the forthcoming session of the provincial parliament that con struction and surfacing of the Cana dian part of the highway will be un dertaken. The delegation came away from a long conference with Mr. Gardner, who was assisted by his sec retary, him. Mr. Carpenter and Mr. (Continued on page 6) of nears the close tomorrow night. Staid citizens are now abandoning their daily avocations and are out w,,rkinff like fiends for their favor lte candidates. The race is getting intercstin * as it has narrowed down to four. The standing of cnnte-t u s n fc " 1 ' of * s wken tbe votes were counted at Thusrday night was as follows; : The Princess contest is getting more exciting every minute as it Lillian Everson ...._45,210 Anna Hovet . Lillian Gunderson Gladys Kelly _ 24,025 .20,810 It is stated that 0 « VO i-oi it . a n of tl t t . ' . " ot f" . of " ,e f° nt *f ta " ts are h « id «« batk votes Ior the final. Several of the girls visited Sco bey during the week and got ... . . seem to t<bink tbat tbe y bave missed something any week they have not read the Producers News, in many extra votes being secured for the Princess contest. many new subscriptions. The Scobeyites This friendly feeling for this paper in the Daniels county capital resulted The contest will dose at 12 tomorrow (Saturday) night, when it will be announced at Miller s drug store who the happy girl is who will wear the coveted diadem and enjoy the glorious trip to the state ital. p. m. cap The Producers News $3.00 eao' 'he trews while it >« news. a year BIG SHOW COMING _ TO F.-L TEMPLE One of the leading attachions to be staged in Plentywood in many years will appear at the Farmer-Labor tem 12, the celebrated Beck & Walker min strel troupe, a company of 18 people will entertain. This company is composed solely cf refined people, and every member is a finished musician and vaudeville entetrainer. The pany comes here highly recommended and the management feels satisfied that the patrons will get their money's worth. r>>^ re . j s , w b ät the Tribune of Scotts "Ij 1 "» Neb., said cf Beck & Walker's f 0 ® r , mins trels after the company iad played a date In that city to a Beck & Walker's col minstrels gave the theater goers of a vanety of musical airs and Iat e s(mg hits replete with har mon y' which only a group of colored peop ' e can produce. Mrs, Olva Jeffer s on, mezzo soprano soloist, won In sta.nt approval of the audience with i "® r nuna bers. Bubber Carson, come ( 'ian and monologist, kept the audi I e D^f. D 1 an u Pf < ? 1 ar his antics^ and i witticisms, while Don Morton, tnck skate dancer and comedian, fur ms ^. ed anusua ^ thrills on the casters, performing some of the most difficult dances , and with ease and grace. A male quartette unusually high in quality of harmony, received loud ap plause.'' com FORMER PLENTYWOOD WOMAN IS CHAMPION TRAP SHOOTER AT NO. DAK. MEET .. ., „ , , . _ ____ North Portal, 'Aug- 5.—Mrs. H. L. uatson of North Portal, at the an nual North Dakota trapshooting com petition held at Minot this week, won j the ladies state ohampionship of I North Dakota. On account of living | m Canada she could not, under tbe rales of the association, take home with her the coveted trophy though many of the sportsmen present from various states of the Union were strongly in favor of waiving this reg ulation as Mrs. Watson lives in Sask atchewan, but a few feet from the Dakota line. Mrs. Watson formerly lived in Plentywood and has many friends here. MIGHT BE She:—"You may say what you want to but it's the clothes that makes the woman. He:— "Yep—and breaks the man." FailsjsiiSHES PRICE OF GAS IN SHERIDAN COUNTY Cuts Price Two Cents Per Gallon at New Station at Outlook Thursday Binlds New Station at Plentywood—Producers News Article Causes Sensation in Oil Circles in Montana —Independent Producers Watch Moves With Interest. CONTINENTAL OIL CO. HEAD RUSHES HERE Spends Several Days in Secret Conference With Officers of New Concern Lindsay Announces Construction of More Distributing Stations and Takes Stock Off Market. Taking up the challenge ot a competing oil firm in ompany slashed the pirce yesterday. Orders were quarters at Scobey to the station at Outlook to retail is two cents a galion less • e garages in Plentywood on effect at Outlook. This i New Westland Station at Plentywood An Outlook resident informed that the price of gasoline at the ga rage in that city was 35 cents per, gallon when the Westland made its sensational cut. The price in the Plentywood garages is 31 1-2 cents and there is no announcement made that they would follow the Westland cut in prices, at the time the Pro fand Company^s/howevl^chlng ing the First National Bank building into an oil filling station and announce that they will retail gasoline Stereat the same price as they do in Outlook. Continental Manager Rushes Here The foregoing were the outstanding developments in the oil war situaticai in eastern Montana during the week. The exclusive article in last week's Porducers News, giving the "low down" on the maneuvers in the oil world in eastern Montana was widely read and extensively conied in the press " the state/ It c^efted sufh a furore that C. W. Landsrud, gen eral division manager of the Conti nental Oil Company, made a rapid trip to Plentywood and endeavored keep his identity and mission secret. It is known, however, that the first supply of gas to the newly erected tanks of the Farmers Penn. Co. came from the Continental distributing sta 600 Battle— 12 Hurt In Ku Klux Riot iVoman Starts Fight With Fier Remarks j Police Reserves are Called But War Renews—100 Members of Hooded Band Forced to Farm House for Refuge from Clubs and Stones. KLAN ROUTED BY ENEMIES NEAR BOSTON Boston, August 2.—A hundred hooded and robed Ku Klux Klansmen were routed in a pitched battle with 300 _ klansmen today at Ilsley Farm, Islington, Westwood, and a dozen people were injured by sticks and stones hurled by both factions. anti The klansmen were driven to cover* a farm house, and the antis were pushed back off the farm property after special officers and reserve lice had been rushed from neighbor ing towns. po Trouble arose when a woman mem her of the klan is alleged to have passed a remark to some anti-klans man. Some one in the "anti" crowd threw a stone, and the battle was on. Sticks and stones flew fast and furi ous in the hand-to-hand pitched bat tie, which last a quarter of an hour, until the klansmen were routed, 1 FIGHT STARTS ANEW When reserves from Norwood, Ded ham and Westwood quieted the fac tions, a woman klan supporter mount the speakers' rostrum, which had j and ; been tipped over in the melee, «m , attempted te start a speech. This i caused hostilités to break out anew, Some one in the "anti'" crowd threw a firecracker, which exploded with a report like a pistol shot. This started the riot over again. Police, ! ! i (Continued on page 12) flung in its face by the starting Plentywood, the Westland Oil of gasoline in Sheridan county given from the company's head manager of the new Westland Oil gas at 29 1 -2 cents per gallon, than gasoline was sold for by the same day the cut went into ______ tion. There was much speculation_ to the object of Mr. Landsrud's visit to Plentywood at this time and as to i whether his company would supply | gasoline to the newly created Plenty j wood concern, j | j l Xt is no , s f, c T t tbat the Continental ; wfstlaSd Whif nar ?" 1 ?^ 0 1 f „ 7 ; f i2 e ' t T, tbls pa ^ °*, tbe g f ate i wStlTmlk^ow ÄfS 1 nn _n a .Tn no T . gettIn F " ia J 0 . r S II LZpT- in 2 l l ve PS F abl,fibing Montana rhfr!n£ g f f ^ tlons ln ea * te *" n ë Æ, ^P^atwely i Com nan v Westland Oil » I iXSïï y JS. md ^ end ?l lt concern Ä wide orgamz a e pipHo-pfi tn wil' 1 f^butors who F iv ^ handle oil from inde and °nly. All ?L^ gasolie baridIe . d by th f Scobey ( iucers' in°the Kevin^fieff"* 1 ^ ^ pr °' leeret tbat tbe 5i . , to ^bble , a ^ temp T d 1 îge Xevfe V P ° dU Wp*u„ n( , - e d , ^°T ' 16 t ' me - tbe deSnÄ IT buyer of m P ontana oil products it is a Independent Producers Watch Moves Here It is no (Continued on page 12) STOLEN CAR!FOUND NEAR MEDICINE LAKE A Ford two-door sedan, supposed to have been stolen from E. B. Tasa of Froid, was found near Medicine Lake Tuesday by Sheriff Salisbury and Ccamty Attorney Erickson. Sheriff Anderson of Roosevelt county notified Sheriff Salisbury that the car disap peared from Froid and the Sheridan sheriff at once instituted a diligent search wth the result that the was found in a broken down condi tion on the road near Medicine Lake. be Sheriff and County Attorney car HHBBBPB.J were hot on the trail of the thieves when the News went to car mien une «ews went to press, Tbe latest information was that the supposed thief was traced to the Dan iels county line. It is understood that the Sheriff at Scobey has been noti bed of the theft. Whether he will put forth any effort for the appre hension of the supposed criminal will be apparent in the course of a week.