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y LIBERTY jg XOT sped nowN ABOVE THE PRODUCERS I NEWS GOES lYSTO j EVERY B()ME IN THE COUNTY. » M from A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE. FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE Plenty wood, Montana. Friday, March 5, 1926 VIII. No. 48 Official Newspaper of Sheridan County Sub. Rates: Foreign, $3.76 per year fn U. S., $3.00 per year Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18. 1912, at the Post office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March 3, 1870. VOL if $ l S3St and Small ' Çpjïctrn.. i K TWO on the political trial situation in Montana is | L until next week because it publication too late for I .. j <ue Our correspondent j '/of the Helena. Missoula,! this week for informa- ! which to base his story. As and corporations who | rial and political life , »ate arc located within this | r V the article is of unusual in- J ' m article contains facts ! economic and political dom- I commonwealth, by per- | within the afore- 1 ngle, that will many of our readers, j his article in our next is- j pTI< '• O' [or % trianirle tie kiual' indust the of this terests in< be a ion*! to l fnr iVOTHbR meeting for the suppos tw-nefit of the farmer was held in last week at which not ut ivp of the fanners The railroads, the , lubN the banks, the real estate J*. t he loan companies and other " \ that prey ut>on the producer ' . -[j! 'hp stute h ('omniis Agriculture was authorized ' ^tnv^anï'tl^Farm Bu for the one was commer Btie » cr.k a* inove . vrouiii représente« of carrying out some Isn't it a wonder ■ell fed gentleman would Ithri game of humbug some [Wt thev know that the pub thoir measure already? 1 , uc h meetings in the past ée enterprising Realitor got, -, a « oiil feed and solemnly an ch that the wav to ^ave the J ,' , „ by importing "Farmers rong backs." A banker would M up anti sav "Montana wants - that know how tc. pull cow then a railroad attorney' '.'j- rise and advocate the covering t r - entrance gates to farmers -, ith white paint "to give the lor of prosperity." All the farmers ours to do for them is t (iff their backs. t (inclose«. V. •'"2t tilE tin* av IAN, the great magician and • on psychic phenomena was this week and was a welcome t the office of the Producers He discussed everything from instein theory to Bukharin's His al Materialism with an intelligent found in vi .it- j Nev. man j|etsj in because he is no or- i lentyvvood. CO ■ shrwman hut is known thru he country as the man who or »1 the Actors Equity Associa it! Chicago some years ago. He at is commonly referred to as a ai and possesses all the intelli " that goes with the name. As a act 1 never met anybody :.o had any ability, who was l either a radical or an extreme re :t;onary. Whoever was distributing rai.i> seems to have boycotted the Mr. New of miflme of the readers. r ar, Uilri us of an incident which oc arr «i at one of the leading book *' ,r * ' in Minneapolis, with evident A croup of literary men com rsn.ir of Professor Kamin of the U. ' Minn., Mr. Soltis and himself were Kwi in a discussion of the relative of Esperanto. A 100 per cent ras listening tn on the con w, after the lûr] rt whi discussion walked up to the group and ically declared: iiii was em 1 listened to ■utalk about that foreign language !■ you don't like this country m w I' ac k to where they talk it. you A REVIEW OF TWO IMPORTANT BOOKS "D 16 " ar ,°f Ixist Opportunities" ■ir ' ler ^ ^ on Hoffman. Historical Materialism," a system Sooology by N. Bukharin. ■ -«national Publishers, N. Y. City Y°n Hoffman was chief of av u° i ^ enTllin army, in tne ^ j r,r ! , , : war - In his war menrirs sriA nbes the ser *es erf blunders rumL ,CaU ^iî the Cen tral Empires to », " ,e - important war me y °" e of the most able and , f l,tn °f the German militarists, " ' acw>un t of the military opera , n ^ e, i to the Brest-Litovsk Sh th « 'coHnpsc of the Cen whi is a classic in so a masterpiece in the ■ n i' the various social the anc their value and correctness ; >! - bners. All the social ^ closely scrutinized and . ■ r ? m the materialist the last word in so ca <if tu rr '' ^ L s a splendid aper e manner in which the war e with the liv os of the fakharins book i y- it is ;lerpr t : \WWpoiilt. dolojry. Both books ' may be obtained at the county free library. ^SGOW MAY GET FEDERAL court SEMI-ANNUALLY • S'«"" k"'!"' 8 Bill f„r Court Judicia r\ , ecf4T * # Approval of i> assa !_" mm, Ber Hope 1 ■■iivro.snian Scott I*av aft.,., ' rn " y Huriy ^ 'Bat for itt dav Mon —'*a,y »A»»:.* . « —— the house Vn Hr had reported fav ^ l h,s >»n providing for the M ^„'7,""' u "««d States The tn»a at Glasgow. j u ? ro the approval of H George M. Bourquin n Wit'., - Pray ' and Congress «*d v - lse '! ^ a t he hopes for i V. of the billlgaS ^Una ^ efleral court Great Falls B,?' Helena P T ay ' at . ' rr iüin. nA Missoula by Judge ' ! .»mdd vÎH t ï e new bil1 Glas Hnet ** added to Judge Prav's K of . LAMBS AGAIN SHEARED BY WALL STREET »•■ »Bfftttttltlillllllil |:| iciiiitiiitiiiiiii I HiiiuiitiitiiBH: hi, nrii Flank Attack on Progressive Farmers Fizzles FAKE CHARGES AGAINST FARMER LABOR OFFICIALS QUASHED BY PRAY U. S. Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Sheridan Officials After Hearing Testimony—Tools of Crooked Politicians Fail to Sustain Wild Charges—Rats Run Out of Great Falls As Findings of Federal Judge and Jury Give General Satisfaction. j Great Falls.—Quickly following the refusal of the Grand Jury to return an Indictment last week, against the Sheridan |G°unty Officials, Judge Pray dismissed the case filed before Justice of the Peace Belanski by E. M. Welliver early in lanu planjary. : BROWN AND LANG MUST STAND TRIAL SOON j j case tor the Sheridan County officials an <l showed that there was not the faintest scintilla of evidence support ing the "Obstruction of Justice" i charge filed by Welliver. Ryan scor ed Brown and stated that the idea ! that a man, who is charged with the i commission of a serious crime, could ! escape punishment because he hap : pens to be wearing a Fec?eral badge a * the time, was so ridiculous that he j thought it unnecessary to take up the ! time of the court. He stated that Ryan Talks and Pray Acts Attorney D. J. Ryan argued the « « 1 ' m V / V. o o A. Adm. Marsters Denouncing Editors and Sheriffs at Kiwanis Feed Brown and Lang were properly ar rested on a charge of contmitting a crime that they may yet serve time in the penitentiary for. asked for a dismissal of the charge filed in Belanski's court after which Judge Pray referred to the fact that the Grand Jury refused tc. indict on similar charges and adjudged that the proceedings instituted by Welliver (Continued on Page Eight) Mr. Ryan _ „ . . . ..... , ~. j-,. , .. , . Salisbury, on 1 rack Of Lost Wlldrose lires, rinds Machine Mksed Bv O Butts of Bainville the Previous Week_ missed By u. Butts ot Bamvme _ .. , Owner tracks HlS Missing rord Across state Lmes and Back—Thieves Thought to Have Gone to Canada BacK inieves inougni to nave oone io Lanaaa. A Ford truck loaded with tires belonging to a garage » , , r'x i c j i cl -cl c i" man at Wlldrose, INorth Uakota, was round by ohenit oalis bury at Ralph Hare's abandoned farm near Plentywood last . . J 1 . a r\c\ tl ^i j •. . . Monday afternoon at *r:UU p. m. I ne truck and its contents was stored in an old barn on the farm when the sheriff found « MISSING BAINVILLE FORD TRUCK FOUND NEAR HERE* it. Truck Disappears * The truck disappeared out of the garage of 0. Butts at Bainvile just i one week previous to the time it was 1 found. The owner at once reported it to the authorities at Wolf I'oirt who never notified the sheriff here. Sheriff Marshall at Williston notified Sheriff Salisbury that tires were missing from the garage at Wildiose and it was in pursuing this clue that the Sheridan county sheriff found the car with it% load of stolen tires. Owner Follows Tr ® 1 * As soon as the owner lost the trucK he started to track it «own. He w^nt to Williston and came tm-ougn Gre nora by Westby towards Plentywood. The first clue he discovered was a piece of cardboard he found on the road about nine miles from Flen "> ,_ wood. He knew the cardboard b^'!j cause it was used to fill a hole in the glass in the truck. When he reach ed Plentywood he came at once to the office of the Producers News, where he was informed his truck was found by the sheriff several hours earlier that day. — — Butts Thanks the Sheriff. The Williston sheriff was at once notified with the result that he came to Plentywood and identified the tires as those stolen from the Wildrose Garage the Thursday night previous. The owner was a proud man as he received back his truck and was lav ish in his praise of the efficiency of Sheriff Salisburv in finding the truck within twelve hours after he heard it came across the Dakota line. At this writing the thieves have not been caught but clues point to the oehef that they went in a northerly direo tion, probably towards the Canadian border. , CALVIN ROGERS DIED MARCH 1ST Was .Patient at Hospital for Many Years—Pneumonia Takes Invalid After Short Sickness. Last Monday morning death came quietly to Calvin Rogers, pneumonia having fastened on the body weakened by IcJig illness. 'The deceased was a familiar figure on the streets of Plentywood, he hav ing been a patient at the local hos pital for several years. The funeral was held Wednesday and the body laid to rest in the Plen tywood cemetery. OBITUARY Mr. Calvin Newton Rogers was horn in Richland County, Wisconsin, April j 17, 1861, where he grew to manhood. As a young man he went tc. South Dakota where, having married in the early eighties, he made his home for several years. One son Homer was bom to this union but the wife and mother died when the boy was four years of age. After remaining some years longer in South Dakota, Mr. Rogers and son moved to North Da kota in 1901, where they lived until 1914 when they came to this section of Montana, wher'e Mr. Rogers has since made his home. He died of pneumonia at his home here in Plen tywood, March 1, 1926, after only a few days of sickness, aged 65 years. Those, of his nearest kin who survive !him are: his son Homer, Priest River, Idaho; an older brother, Frank Rog ers of Viola, Wisconsin; and an older sister, Mrs. Mary Mills of Deadwood, South Dakota. . . . • . American Legion TO r resenl Final Lyceum Number _ ; The people of Plentywood and vi c j n ity will have a real treat if they see and hear Evans Brown at the I Orpheum Theatre in this city Monday* evening. According to the promcoters of the Lyceum course, Mr. Brown is a j magician and harpist of the highest j c j aS! , an( j b j s pro gram is arranged in j guch a manner as to please young i am j 0 | f j a ji ke> ; g rown come s to Plentywood un- j ^ the auspices of the American Le- j ■ g . Qn am j is connec t e d with the Elli-i i son -White Bureau. This will be the i as t number of the Lyceum course to : pj^ggutgd to the public by the local i t season and the performance 1 ^ as class as the former : numbers which have received the I bear t v commendations of all who. saw them. * —- ********** _ *T1C XFI QPRÂK JK-/L113 I vf 3 il,AIV REDSTONE AT 2 P.* m. TUIC Q ATI IRFI AY 1 mo 3A i i . . . " T.. ^. n * John Gabriel Soltis will speaK # • at Redstone thi^Saturday at j * * p. m. His subject will be. What ^ • Is the Matter With tarmmg. # • The meeting is , the auspices of the Progressiva * Farmers of Montana. Everybody # is welcome to a ten * * * BALL AT F.-L. TEMPLE MARCH 17, WILL BE BEST EVER * * * The Progressive Farmers ♦ ap * pointed a committee of fifteen to * * make arrangements for the big * * St. Patrick's Day dance and en- * * tertainment to be held at the * * Farmer-Labor Temple on the * * night of March 17. The commit- * * tee will meet at the Producers * * * entng. when the Floor and Ro- * ception committees will be named * * News office next Wednesday ev !: and final arrangements will be * * made for the biggest social event * tion that the attendance will he * the largest that has ever at * . , j „ », , ! ' ended a " JSS" r™? \ a a ; dance * ™e ,S * f' tract,n ? a L"* ? ° V;er * th * . coun f V v - - u m * t Cl î arRe * Wish to announce that age is no * bar to the contest. A man can be * 20 or 90 years, but so long as hct * plays old tunes he is eligible. As * most of the people want to dance * St. Patrick's night, the Grand * Ball will he the main feature * with the Gloom Chasers orches * tra furnishing tho music. Every * hour a song or a step or reel * dance or some other vocal or in * strumental selection will he given * from the stage. * will be published in the noxt issue * of this paper. * Committee of Fifteen will he * held at the office of the Producers * News next Wednesday evening at * 8 p. m., to complete arrange * nients. * of the y oar in Sheridan County. * * The .sale of tickets is an indica The program meeting of A j COHN™ COMMISSIONERS i York, Zeidler and Müler Inform County Dads That $2500 Is Already Subscribed for Project—Proposition Is Dis cused But No Action Is Taken Pending Further Exprès ! sions of Public Opinion—Fanners Write Letters to News, HEAR FAIR COMMITTEE j While the County Fair is a live issue in the city very few farmers have written to the Producers News expressing their opinion on this important question. This may be due to lack of interest in the question or to the fact that they have an or ganization in which they can now discuss public questions. Several farmers have inquired at i meetings in various parts of the 1 county the atitude of the Council of Action on this subject. They have Ibeen informed that, so far as is known, the project has not been con sidered by the Council of Action'yet. (Meanwhile a Commercial Club com imittee, composed of Dr. Yc.rk, L. G. i Zeidler and E. I. Miller, appeared for the County Commissioners and informed them that they had already collected $2500 with which to buy the Fair Ground. They stated they were not yet prepared to present their pro position to. the County Commissioners f )Ut woul(l possi biy do so at the next meeting. While 'Commissioner Iver > ot ' seemed to be much in favor of the Fair, Commissioner Chas. Lundeen .thought the county should not be ex i P^ 'ted to build pavillions and other i buildings before they built a new : COU rthouse. If the county contributes) at all the money should be spent for :the distribution ot prizes to the i farmers. ! As the matter was not formally ! presented no action was taken and )0 ^h the commissioners and the corn mittee seemed to want to know more about the trend of public opinion. Fanners Express Opinions The following letters on the Fair proposition were received this week: - OUTLOOK FARMER WRITES The Producers News: will you kindly publish this letter i n answer to your call for an exprès s ion of sentiment for or against the county putting up buildings suitable to accommodate our County Fair. tt looks to me that this county is too new yet to warrant the expendi-| ture of county fair buildings. The. time is coming wdien such a thing would probably prove beneficial; when such buildings could be used to pretty good advantage. But that time is not, here vet. The history of many small and some large sets of fair building^, where they have been tried out other places, are that they have prov led a financial failure and are going, to decay.' Our fairs so far have been quite small and will continue to be so for some time. They can no doubt be ac comrno dated for the occasions, in the buildings that are to be had at the present time. Fair bukfings are bound to prove a financial burden, first in the building and next in the care and keep 0 f the grounds and buildings while not in use—that would be most of ^ year We need a new court house more than we do Fair buildings. Consider . the bonded indebtedness of this co ^ nty) most all the taxpayers say (Continued on Page Four) * "DEACON »«BBS" TO SHOW HERE MARCH 10 ; Flaxvillo Home Talent Again Show Here March 10—Former Play Greatly Enjoyed. Play Will Wednesday, Because of several reascjis, the play "Deacon Dubbs" from Sorghum Cen ter, which was staged by the Flax ville M. E. Ladies' Aid, will again be presented to the people of Plentywood a t the Farmer-Labor Temple, March 10th. * I Everyone who saw the show here wee ^ spoke very highly of the performance and many have said that they would go again if they came back. Besides have real sober mom ents, there are times when the spec tator is convulsed with laughter over the different characters and their parts. A few of the features that one would not want to miss are as follows: When the Deacon fell in the well; wher^ the "Nykommer" girl tries to catch a feller, the old-fashion d huskinR bee , excellent singing and ■ , & •* * Deacon Dubbs . * Amos Coleman * Rawdon Crawley * < Major McNutt * * * * * * * * * •Following is the cast: .-Rev. Norton . Martin Sorte CaH Gunn I.* Hewitt Deuteronomy Jones .............Floyd Guy Rose Raleigh ..... „ Evelyn Anderson Miss Philipena Popov er. Ruth Tange Trixie Coleman . Myrtle Green v!!ll'v!rpn. Racial Nelson ver i Ra p rnttno-P nn -m *nfter £ vr-m ,,,, « innmimr : AC August. >C ACT HI.—Same scene a year later autumn. * . * * -r>vr>r 7 c p/vi dt it t c TIRES FOUND BUT THE TÏ-llFVF^ ADR 1 HILVhb AKt M1SS1IW. Fred.—Two hundred and fifty dol- j lars worth of tires and $40 in cash; were taken from the McCabe garage here early Wednesday morning by be-,thieves thought to be from Glen tana. Several private garages were entered, though nothing of value was! taken, but a quantity of gasoline was) ! stolen from a grain elevator. The j thieves, in making their escape, are believed to have run their car into a crossing center post and smashed it, ; whereupon, they stole a small coupe belonging to A. J. Olson. This car was recovered Thursday in Bainville.. The tires were found back of the| blacksmith shop, where they were i cached, here Friday, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the owner of the can which was abandoned here, j j | Announcement has been made by 0 ^ ce Ci f c. A. Rasmussen, collec-1 tm . internal revenue at Helena, that due to the last minute changes in the income tax law which has been pending in congress, a large number of revenue agents and deputy collec tors have been assigned to assist tax payers in preparing their returns. The final date for filing is March 15. All single persons having a net income of $1,500 or more must file a 1 return. All married persons having a net income of $3,500 or more must file a return. Every individual having a gross income for the taxable year 0 f $5,000 or more, regardless of the 1 amount of the net income, must file a return. : p au i B. Stevens, Revenue agent, ! will assist taxpayers at the following p i ace s at the date named; , ! Westby, Home Cafe, March 3. 3 p. m to 5 p. m., March 4, 9 a. m. to 5 i Revenue Agent Will Help Fill Income Tax Blanks - ; p. m., March 5, 9 a. m. to 10 a. m. Plentvwood, ' plentywood Hotel, March 6, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., March 8 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. Froid Froid hôtel, March 9, 4 p. m. to 5 p m March 9, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Bainvilie, National hotel,' March' 10*, 9 a m to 5 p. m. Poplar Gateway Hotel, March 11, 9 a m to 5 p m Wolf Point, Sherman Hotel, March 12, 13 and 15, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Mrs. Hans Andersen from Reserve, who has been a patient in the local hospital for the past three weeks re turned to her home Saturday. BILLION DOLLARS TAKEN IN ONE DAY FROM INVESTORS Crash Comes Closely on Heels of Super-Mergers of Several Banking Combines—Finance Capitalists Determined to Ruin Small Investors—Panic Comes Suddenly. U. S. STEEL PROTECTED BY POWERFUL BANKS New York, March .—The stock market received another terrific jolt today when hundreds of thousands of railroad shares were pressed for sale as a result of the adverse decision on the Nickle Plate merger, by the interstate commerce com mission. This is a ruse on the part of the finance capitalists to kill off the lambs. * Drops 23 Points Overnight The first sale of Nickel Plate com mon was a block of 1,000 shares at 140, an overnight loss of 23 points, nearly three hours after the »market had opened. Billion Dollar Shearing Fully a billion dollars worth of wool was sheared off of the lambs. The process of gobbling up the small peo pj e j s j n f u jj swings j s significant that this crisis in the Street was brought on following the super-mer g ers 0 f sev eral banking houses in Wall Street : Powerful banking houses rallied to the support of high grade industrial : issues, as well as to the United States n Steel corporation. i I Estimated losses today in the first in I big smash in two years in *quo.ted lvalues on the New York stock ex i change ran as high as $1,000,000,000. Capitalism is rapidly declassing the middle classes. This crash is but one of the many methods used by the 'big fellows to do the job with. ) I Brother of J. J. Morgan of Archer Dies in Florida _ I that his brother, F. H. Morgan, was received in a tele -1 farmer of the Archer country, Friday ' delated pa^ed away at Holly-1 F la - "berede had spent the past two years in the hope of regaining his health. The sad news Mr. Morgan has the sympathy of his host of friends in the loss of his brother. Hugh Jones, farmer from the Wrl iiver country returned the first of the week from Williston where he went a few days ago to consult a doctor. Lackey of btoolmgeons and Old Gang Also Ousted from Job A« IWitw'A mmuw _OUnn Wat R„ cnm F '„J r v £* s deputy assessor (Jison was Bosom rnend ot Three-Fingered Brown and Attended Snoop s Confer pnrp . : n I ancr's CVllar and Testified Âcraincl Pniintv Of ences in Lang s Cellar and lestmed Against bounty Ut ficers Before Grand Jury at Great Falls. JUSTICE OF PEACE OLSEN QUITS JOB UNDER FIRE GEO. WHEELER NEW TOWNSHIP MAGISTRATE L. S. Olson handed his resignation as Justice of the Peace, to the board of County Commissioners Wednesday afternoon and it was promptly accepted. His resignation came just in time to avoid a scene in the Commissioners' Chamber, in which Council of Action, in its now famous report on conditions in Sheridan county, asserted that L. S. Olson had received fines and failed to turn them over to the County Treasurer as re quired by law. The repbrt specifical b called the attention of Attorney he would be the central figure. Council of Action Demands Ouster It will be remembered that the General Foote and County Attorney Erickson to the matter and request ed them to. take action leading to his removal from office. Iverson Sa%es Lard S.' Face County Attorney Erickson, in obed ience to the request of the *Council of Action, was on hand to request that L. S. Olson be brought before Board ami that his books be exam ined. But Commissioner Iverson avoided the unpleasantness for the Justice by going to his office and bringing back his resignation. When the resignation was received Commis sioner Lundeen marte a motion that !*■ accept 6 «! which carried. Later ia the day the application of George A - Wheeler, who was defeated by . a margin of a few votes by Olson at the last election, was accepted by the Commisisoners and his bond was ap Proved. On Tuesday afternoon, County Assessor Ole Aspelund noti 5«** the Board that he bad given L S. Olson two weeks notice of his re ™ oval . a * Deputy County Assessor,!it his discharge to take effect March'' 15th. It will be remembered that Olson was the man who took Brown around L. S. and Brown Praised Klan (Continued on last page) Parent-Teachers Associa tion Conference to Be Held Here March 8-9 ✓ On March 8th and 9th, Mrs. Edna Roe, field secretary for the National Congress c.f Parents and Teachers, will hold an, institute at the Farmer Labor Temple in Plentywood. Mrs. Roe has not announced the hour at which the program will begin, but it will probably begin at 9:30 or 10:00 o'clock, Monday. The purpose erf the institutes is to give to the Parent-Teacher leaders in selected sections of the state, infor mation regarding the real meaning an ^ scope of Parent-1 eacher Associa tion work, with major emphasis on Abe problems of local associations, and the methods to be used in developing efficient units. The scope of Parent Teacher work bs so broad that only a brief study of some of the most, im portant f»fetors can be presented m an Institute. However a knowledge of available resources for continued study and help will enable any local group to know where to obtain as distance when the need arises, , a T e cordially Invfted to attend # # NUFFIELD emma crone ' Committee m Charge. CHAS. LUNDEEN LEAVES Commissioner Lundeen lett tor Minneapolis yesterday afternoon, where he will stay until spring. Mr. Lundeen is President of the Radium Remedies Company, in which many local people have stock, and will at tend tc. company business while in the Mill City. * YIMM1E YONSON'S YOB" A SUCCESS . , i Yimmie i onson s staged by the Reserve Dramatic Club at Reserve last Saturday night, was la great success from start to finish. Yob, PWB * oth >. n an entertaining manner and «nwcially. The members of the caste had the;worked for several weeks, bringing it ; up to perfection, before presenting it to the public and every one did his i or her part in a way that brought | hearty applause from the large crowd : present. , . The Reserve hall was packed to capacity by the Reserve citizens and j)eopIe from many miles around and old-timers claim that it was one of the largest crowds ever attending a home talent play in that town. j A dance was held after the show, and the dancers tripped the light fan ; tastic till the wee hours of the morn mg. The Charleston dance was not very successful because of the fact that the floor Svas so crowded that conuld not be properly demonstrat e d. _ i _ ■ Taken altogether the show and 'dance given by the Reserve Dramati« Club was one of the most pleasant entertaining features ever given in 1 Reserve.