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THE PRODUCERS NEV^S
Ihe Outlook Promoter, The Outlook Optomist, The Dooley Sun, the Ante
lope Independent, The Sheridan County News, The Pioneer Press and the
endan County Farmer. _
Paper of the People, By the People, For the People
BY THE PEOPLES PUBLISHING COMPANY, PUBLISHERS
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When the Westland Oil Company reduced the price of
gasoline 2 cents per gallon recently in Sheridan County the
people got just that much relief from the oil monopoly.
We read that gasoline prices dropped 2 cents lower in
eastern states a week ago, but the decline has not yet arrived
in Montana.
P. J. WALLACE, Editor
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1925
JAMES BOYS WERE PIKERS
About four weeks ago the price of gasoline was
advanced one cent a gallon in Montana by the group
trolled J^y the Continental Oil Company, which is a subsidiary
of the Standard, owing to the unusual demand, they said. Now
it is reduced in New Jersey and New York because of over
pr0 T , UCtl0n ; . . VI w , . f ™ S
Ihe reduction in New York is from 22 to 20 cents a
gallon wholesale and from 23 to 23 cents retail. The advance
con
in IViontana was from 23 to 26 cents wholesale and 27 to 28,
cents retafl. Even the latter prices are lower than are charged ,
in -pi er ^ an ccain ^y- . . . .ill
1 he cause of the reduction in the east is said to be due to
over production of oil as indicated by the figures of Federal
-Tn ™" ng *° tl ? ese figUre Q S *, h % d .°™ e A Stic Production:killing
n the United States for June was 944,1 75,000 gallons while
the consumption fell to 868,347,000 gallons, leaving a sur
plus of 73,828,000 gallons .
We have always thought that the method of fixing the price
ot gasoline was strange. But when the government shows
that more gasoline is being produced by 75,000,000 gallons
than is being consumed in a single month, it is even more,no
lInTand7qi/ e P T - S ^ l mg j ept at 28 cents a gallon in Mon-1
Ire inst ahnm rh en " D f n '? ls COUnt . , . eS 4 which
Ne2 York nr N h T"" ^ fr ° m ^ largeSt 0,1 fieWs as
New York or New Jersey. o ^
I he price of gasoline is lower in South Dakota, which is
faither from the Kevin field than eastern Montana.
of Ihe Con in'r- ■ 1 ^.,«P lanation of j his fr °7 Mr - ^mdarud
ot the Contm, _ , Oil Company who recently sneaked into
Plentywood, like a thief in the night, but did nothing to reduce
P1 wl. 1 u u ij ,
got a few thousand 8 dollars *!k an ex P resstrai " tlle y °njy
? M„1 T -, ^ j 3 thrOW ' P Ut th 1 0,1 y
e'-erv household 8- * ^ m *° P° c ^ ets °f nearly
X ràme bovs some t,r A TaT , mi 10 ??* . !
' ilies but the Continemain 1 r Vlded *" W !* h P °° r fam '
back to the district it hold ™ipany nevergives a penny
the hoard^of^hs'vulgar'rich SÄÄi" *° $WeU
s ircuiors in me east.
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ECONOM1C DETERMINISM DISSOLVES ENTENTE
For centuries the ruling classes of England and France
almost constantly at
were
. - with each other. Up until the time
of the formation of the entente cordiale, which was a security
pact against Germany, of the same character as the one Eng
land is now trying to frame against Russia, the two great
fc.uropean powers eyed each other suspiciously across the chan
- U u 1 agents were at logger heads in every part of the
orld where the rival bagmen of the two imperialisms stepped
on each other'
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During the world war which wrecked Germany as a world
power, much sentimental gushing was indulged in by the hack
writers of England and France. Lasting friendship between
the two nations was cemented hy the blood poured out by
both on the same battlefields against the same enemy! This
is what the hack writers wrote and the statesmen said.
What is the situation today? Seven years after the
stice we find the French and British ruling classes at sword'
points. The interests of both robber groups conflict. Only
the weakness of both powers and the fear of revolution
vent a war between them.
In Morocco, it is generally believed that Britain is aiding
the Riffians in their struggle against French imperialism. Not
because Britain wants to see the Riffians free, but because she
wants to see French power in Africa weakened.
In Syria it is openly stated by French correspondents that
British intrigue has incited the natives to revolt. In return
the British blame the French for John Bull's troubles in Egypt,
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Crop-Grabbing Shark:
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India and the Near East - Both are undoubtedly correct.
French correspondents attribute the British intrigue in French
colonies and mandatories to an effort on the part of London
to stop the French government from "flirting with the Soviet
government." A few days ago the newspapers carried a story
which indicates that substantial agreement has been reached
between the Soviet Union and France on the verv important
question of the debt. It is also hinted that the two govern
merits are near an agreement 6n matters pertaining to the
curity pact which Britain has set her heart
Britain has apparently succeeded in making a servile tool
out of the government of her former rival, Germany,
hkely that she will be able to reconcile her interests with those
of France. The whole business proves the impossibility of
capitalists accommodating their differences peacefully.
] ^ ationalI y and internationally the conflicts within the capital
fc § ei \ 1 - Cn ^ estrc |y ta k e the organized might
. 6 ^ iam P eo P e to give it the farewell historical kick and
J eCOI ^j r V Ct societ y on a a® 1 ®' in harmony with the needs of
. & ^ r ° UCm ^ c c>sses anr W1 th industrial evolution,
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It is not
(From Literary Digest for Auer ] 3)
"Chinese and Dogs are not admitted." To some Chinamen,
if no t to the majority of them, that sign, said to have been dis
p1ayed ORCe in the P arks in Shanghai, characterizes the real
attitude of the Western nations toward the Chinese. As these
Chinamen
THE ROOT OF THE CHINESE TROUBLE
- — it, the Occident would cajole them with the
Bible in one hand and threaten them with a a Un in the other—
not to save China's soul, but to fill an imperial purse. And
rercn tniertt that had its latest outcropping in the uprising
of Chinese students against the foreigners springs we are told
not from a single incident of foreign oppression' such as the
of a striking Chinese workman by a Japanese foreman,
but from a long senes of events that began when business fol
lowed the Bible into China. Why is it that the yourn» stu
dents are the hotspurs of the agitation? Because, says a corre
spondent in The British Weekly (London) there is practically
no other vehicle of public opinion in China' The students feel
that unless they make an effort to stand up for their country
one will Said one of them to the correspondent
are children without a father." China is without a central gov
ernment, without any cohesive government anywhere. Much
of * he . ' rou kl e " attributed by correspondents and missionaries
to Bolshevist influence, hut. reflects The British Weekly
pathetically, "we shall not get to the root of the Chinese
hies by shouting 'Moscow,' 'Bolshevist '
A = tPr " v ^dictment is drawn by Col. Alexander Powell,
author, soldier and traveler, who has had wide
Asia and the Near East.
roads" (the Century Company) :
"We have witnessed one of the most brazen examples of in
lernational brigandage in the history of the world
than fourscore years we have seen China, a country as large
- Europe, with a civilization extending back into the mists of
anti P UIt y- > ifled °f territory and resources by a handful of pre
datory nations with as little compunction as a gang of lawless
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rich, peaceable, defenseless country bullied, intimidated,
duced to a state ol virtual vassalage, and parceled out in
spheres of influence, leases obtained under duress, and en
forced concessions by methods which, in their effrontery and
callousness, are reminiscent of the freebooters of the Spanish
Main. The story of the pillage of China is saturated with in
trigue and corruption, deceit and trickery, selfishness and
greed. It forms one of the most shameful and depressing
chapters in the history of our times and makes a mockerv of
Europe's sanctimonious championship of justice and fair deal
ing."
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In less
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HUNCHBACK OF
NOTRE DAME COMING
i Love Story in a Setting of Unparal
; leled magnificence,
Mighty Way to an Unforge^able
' Climax.''
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Crashing Its
Every man, woman and child should
i see this greatest of all pictures.
The fame of the Victor Hugo
Following lengthy negotiations be
tween J. F. Warren, personal repre
sentative of Carle Laemmle, president c ^ ass i c in its celluloid form has been
of Universal Pictures Corporation, ! So generally known that it is hardly
and Manager Frank Fishbeck of the necessary to dwell upon its greatness.
Orpheum theater, contracts were During the first 5 months following its
signed for the presetation of "The P res entation at the Astor theater in
Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the New York City it was shown only in
Orpheum, Friday and Saturday, Aug- tile . largest legitimate theaters of the
ust 28 and 29. Booking of the won- United States. It established a rec
der picture of the age is one of the orfi at U 16 Astor by running for more
mast important announcements in than six months to capacity crowds,
theatrical circles in many months. i Lon Chaney heads the notable cast
When interviewed by a member of of 3091 players which includes such
the staff of the News, Mr. Warren brilliant artists as Patsy Ruth Miller,
stated that "Th e Hunchback" has Ernest Torrence, Brandon Hurst,
been acclaimed by the greatest critics , Tully Marshall, Nigel de Brulier and
of motion pictures to be "The Su- 1 Winnifred Bryson. The majority of
preme Achievement of Cinema Art," the seventy-five principals are as well
"The Greatest Picture in the History i known on the stage us they are on
of the Screen," "A Wonder Tale of, the screen. The production in its film
Romance and Intrigue," "A Picture | form has been endorsed by the clergy
as Big as Life Itself," "A Jewel-like of all denominations.
COUNTY AGENT
NOTES
PURE
SEED
The inspection of registered and
approved seed in the county has just
been completed. The fields of a
large majority of those applying for *
inspection passed, which insures a
good supply of registered Marquis .
Wheat for the county. There will
be no need of buying outside. There
are alsq^ registered and approved
growers of reserve flax, Hannchen *
Barley, and Victory Oats, There will
also be approved seed corn for sale
by a number of growers, if the corn
will get favorable weather enough
so that it will mature. There is also
one certificate potato seed grower in
the ccainty. He is growing the best
strain of Bliss Triumpn. Some of
this seed is showing up best in tests
conducted in Louisiana this year from
samples from all the leading potato
raising states of the north.
Several planted registered alfalfa
this spring and they have all secured
good stands, so they will be in the
alfalfa seed game next year. There
are also approved seed growers of
Brome grass, Sweet Clover, Western
Rye grass and Timothy in the county.
With this good seed supply right at
home there should not be any need of
buying this kind of seeed outside of
the county. Home grown seed
always the best to plant.
PLANTING
SWEET CLOVER
One sweet clover grower in
county planted his sweet clover last
fall, using rye as a nurse crop, with
excellent results. Planting in the
fall is especially recommended for
unscarified seed. A more even stand
will be secured. Indications are that
there will be a large acreage of sweet
clover planted in the county next
year.
CULL
NOW
Now is a good time to cull the
flock. At this time of the year the
poor layers and border hens can be
readily distinguished from the layers.
Why care and feed them during the
fall and winter when they are not
going to give you any returns?
Information on culling will gladly
be given by the County Agent, and
in localities where culling demon
strations have not been previously
held, we will be glad to put on a
demonstration to teach those who are
interested in how to cull.

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ASTRONOMY AND
OUR
By Prof. G. R. Pettie
Our planetary system, composed of
the sum's eight planets, and their
moons, the asteroids of which there
are hundreds of fragments between
Mars and Jupiter that revolve around
the sun the same as the other planets.
The first of the planets and the near
est the sun is Mercury and makes a
complete circle of the sun in 88 of
our days. The next is Venus—beauti
ful Venus—that we see so much as,
the .evening and the morning star,
which makes a revolution of the
sun in 224 days. Mercury and Venus
have no moons.
Next the Earth makes it around
the sun in 365 days, taking the moon
with her as she goes.
Next is Mars, with two moons,
making the trip in 686 days. Next
is Jupiter with five moons, making a
trip around the sun in about 12 of
our years. Jupiter is the largest
planet of the System, being 1400
times as large as the Earth. Look
for it nearly south early in the eve
ning.
Next is Saturn with nine moons
and great rings making the round of
the sun in 30 of our years.
Saturn is one thousand times as
large as the earth. Next is Uranus
with four moions, making the round of
the sun in 84 of our years.
Last is Neptune with two moons,
making the round of the sun in 164
of our years at a distance of 2,800,
000,000 miles from the
great system is six billion miles
across and is only one of many mil
lions of its kind cjc similar.
At this writing, the 18th inst.,
are in the midst of the reactionary
storm period, but there are indica
tions that the storm has passed east.
The next is Central, the 23rd, and
the strongest for the mcjith, you will
hear of unusual storms near this
time. The next is reactionary center
ed, the 29th and 30th, but not
strong.
The storm periods fc^r September
are Central the 4th, 9th, 15th, 31st
and 27th, with little difference in the
strength of the influence of the peri
ods, but there are combinations suf
ficient to bring the usual September
storms, and perhaps some unusual
storms in some parts. October 2nd
and 8th are centers of unusual dis
turbance.
This
sun.
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ED PURDY'S PHILOS
I saw a real 'Go-ge(ter' out on
Smith's turnpike this afternoon. He
was toting gasoline three miles to his
stalled auto."

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PLENTYWOOD, MONT.
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