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of Sheridan County
Sub. Rates:
Foreign. 83.7S
Id U. 8.. 13.00
per year
per year
X. No. 9
S?w re< l ™ Second Class Matter. October 13, 1912, at the Poat
office at Plentywood. Montana Under the Act of March 8. 1870.
County Asks for Judgment Against National Security Com
pany of New York for $101,865.40 and Interest At 8 Per
Cent from November 30— Torstenson and Iverson Sign
Proof of Loss.
Sheridan County, Montana, and Eng Torstenson as County
reasurer. filed suit in the District Court of Sheridan County at
y wood, Tuesday, May 31, against the National Security Com
l: . an insurance corporation of New York City for the sum of
(r'L'tô.40 together with interest at the rate of 8 per cent since
November 30, 1926, the date of the robbery of the treasury of
ihendan County. County Treasurer Eng Torstenson and Chair
man of the Board of County Commissioners, Ed. Iverson,
lie proof of loss.
Atty Babcock Files Complaint
Attorney Paul Babcock, who was
bioyed by the County Commission
's a.' .-pedal county attorney in this
-pile of the fact that Atten
drai Foote is handling the
ect from the Attorney Gen
fice at Helena, filed the com
donp: with proof of loss and
iphic copies of the burglar
e policies issued to the coun
c the county funds at the behest
r.z Torstenson, county treasurer,
z about the first of November,
Foote Signs Complaint
complaint which was signed by
::.o; General L. A. Foote, Coun
ttomey A. C. Erickson, and spe
irty Attorney Paul Babcock,
that two masked men entered
Uurty I reasurer's office on the
of,November 30, 1926, and
• '•< ir: of a gun robbed County
-. er . Tor.-tenson and Deputy
n Hovet of the sum of
#46,000 in money and
lOWi worth of bonds, and after
tnr them
It b beiiev
in the vault, got away.
Company Delays
d that the Insurance
demur about the last
by law for answer, and
joining of issues as long
p-i ie a? it seems that delay is
11 corporation is seeking.
tne denial of loss filed by the
" ( na ' Security Company,
K,r ' for the denial are set up. The
on page Eight)
inesota Political Condition
Favors Farmer-Labor Party
PP e isgusted With Old Parties—Old Gang Strength
Unpopular—Gov. Christianson in Bad
I High Pla armer '^ a ^ or Attitude, and Embezzlements In
P >' Producers News.
I By H. G. Teigan
&* apolis >. Minn.—While it is
t : of'il a )l' n . advance of the cam
R ^ ls n °t too early to
E« this°£te f the PreSent Situa '
is the h ome of the Farm
Dart'-'u 14 * s * n Minnesota
" Part) has really reached a
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as nn», ™ 6 the Party exists, but
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aho wWJ 1 C U< eS the Pr °£ r essive
on and rar k- a p °^' er ^ u l organi
«"ditions p" <eCa r d in that state.
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r ar f. essential to politi
onujtions and organiza
toon of
have the condi-1
iBeconomic status of thl
; ra]lv and Workers is such a<* would
v arouse resentment
Moreover the political strenoH,
true° P n F° S i tion is at low ebb This
I andT the nati °nal administra
- equally a fact as re^urric
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■ «nt Coolidee has todav" T
about the same
in 1923 He sS
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relt C r tenance ^ wy ÄLe
- nf e gislation and alsn ho
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Plays Two Nights in Plentywood and
One Night at Outlook—Ability of
Young Actors Surprise Theatre
Goers—Bergman Shows Great Tal
ent As Instructor.
To put on a play, a musical comedy
at that, in two weeks using perfectly
raw material for the cast, such as
the Degree of Honor used when they
put on the "Humbug," which played
here last Friday and Saturday, and
at Outlook Monday, and then to have
the performance come off with such
splendid honors as this one did, re
quires the recognition of the hard
work, both of the director, Billy Berg
man, and those who took part in the
piay, not forgetting those Degree of
Honor women who were kept busy
every minute of their spare time in
effort to make the play "go over."
Every one who saw" the performances
at any of the three times, went away
with praises for the excellent results
accomplished in the short time there
was for its production.
The chorus made its name when it
first come on the stage and sang with
Le Roy Guenther, "Oh Boy What
Girl," and they kept on with the good
ensemble work reaching their best in
(Continued on Last Page)
* The Shoridan County Turkey *
* Marketing Association will hold *
their annual meeting and pichic *
June 24th. At this meeting offi- *
cers and directors will be elected, *
* and other matter of business will *
be taken up. It is the plan of the *
association to branch out and ship *
othor poultry besides turkeys, *
* and also livestock. *
A good interesting program *
* has been arranged for. *
* Miss Harriet Cushman, who *
* ^ as ^ad a great deal of experi- •
I ence with Turke y Marketing As- •
sociations, will speak. There will *
* a * so a baseball game, horso *
! sho «„Paying, races, etc. *
• . A . U the members °f the Asso- *
«ation are cordially invited to *
* attend, also others who are inter- *
* este d- The Turkey Growers and *
* thoso interested from Roosevelt *
and C ? uix ^ are given a *
* special invitation to be present. *
picnic wil1 be at the *
Sundsted Grove, seven miles east *
* an d two and one-half miles north *
! of Reserve or seven miles east *
■ and three and one-half miles •
s0 " th «■'. Antelope. *
Committees have been appoint- *
* «* «re ot the arrange- •
* ments - is asked to •
1 ?- eet at 11:00 °' c, ° < ' k tor a i >icnic '
. <lmM , r ' e ? ch Te to hring their •
own l uncb arid dishes. Coffee *
! wiU b ' free,
NieIs Sun dsted, president, and •
Harold Munston, secretary, to- •
* gather with the committed are •
* * lard at work or der to make *
• the annual meeting and picnic a *
8UCCeM *
* New York—FP)—A sample of *
the behavior of imperialist troop- *
' ® rs * n . is afforded by the *
! following cable to the National- *
ist News Agency; *
* Shanghai, May 16 — Quo Tai- *
* chi, the commissioner of foreign *
' f affairs in Shanghai sent a pro- *
test today to the British consul- >:
* general charging that on April *
* 22, a British soldier forcibly en- *
tered a Chinese« residence in *
ä Shanghai and raped a maid ser- *
* vant. The protest asserts; "A *
foreign constable was called but *
he deliberately let the soldier
» *
Froid.— Senator J. W. Schnitzler
woll known banker and farmer of
Northeastern Montana., is about "to
take to the air." He has just clos
ed a contract for the purchase of
an airplane of the same model as
was used by Capt. Charles A. Lind
berg in his long flight from New *
York to Paris.
(Continued on page Eight)
The machine will
Canada, Austoiha and Russia Represented Bt
250 Delegates Who Formulate Plans for Future Grain Sell-1
ing Combine.
Written Specially for Producers News.
By Hugo Oehier
Kansas City, Mo.—The world parley of the wheat
growers held their second conference in Kansas City May
■ ) : with over 250 delegates present, representing
the t mted States, Canada, Australia and Soviet Russia,
The Canadian delegation was a dominating factor in
the sessions with the United States having the majority
ol delegates representing nine state pools. The Soviet
elegation consisted of Paul G. Brohn as chairman, Mr.
Ohsol, vice president of the Amtorg Trading Corporation
and five other representatives.
Hold Session 1
A day before the opening confer
ence delegates from nine American
wheat pools held a conference hoping
to consolidate their forces for better
national cooperation and to formulate
plans for the sessions the following
days. The national committee elect
ed are: Bruce Lampson, Colo.; W. B.
Bosworth, Minn.; C. W.
J. Manley, Okla.; Ernest Frisell, Ne
braska; E. R. Downie, Kansas; E. B.
Benner, Ind.; A. J. Scott, N. D.; and
Judge L, Gough of Texas.
Nine Pools Represented
The wheat growers represent nine
pools with 75,000 members and 200
delegates to . the conference. Cl _
commodity contract plan of market
ing the wheat, handling this
one pro
duct, with members delivering their
wheat through the pool for a speci
fied number of years, is carried out
by the majority of the pools.
The national conference closed its
sessions without announcing if they
(Continued on pag e Three)
Froid Woman Has
Oldest Sewing Machine
Froid, May 21.—What is believed to
be the oldest sewing machine in the
United States was recently discovered
at Froid by L. L. Bogut when he
called on Mrs. David Gunderson to
try to sell her a new sewing machine.
The machine bears the serial
ber 123,505 and the Singer Sewing
Company found, upon checking
records, that it was made 74
s ■ ■ years
ago, and was the oldest machine in
use in the United States. They at
once presented Mrs. Gunderson with
a brand new machine in exchange for
the quaint little hand power affair
that is attracting much attention in
the display window of R. J. White,
No more will the little machine be
called upon to labor. Its days of sew
ing fine seams are over, for, though
still in good running order, it will
soon be sent to New York where it
will be on exhibition.
The little machine has traveled
twice across the Atlantic. [
the die imprint of the man who was
probably its first seller, Karl Wer
ness, Trondhjem. More than half the
life of the United States as a nation
has passed since the making of this
i machine.
It bears
Marshal Feng and Hankow National
ists Capture Thousands of Prison
ers and Six Trainloads of Ammu
nition and Much Artillery.
Peking, June 1st.—Reports from
China disclose that the Nationalists
have inflicted a crushing defeat
the Northern forces and Chang Tso
Lin in the Honan provinces, and that
the Manchurian forces are routed and
retreating in confusion, and will be
unable to make a defense of Peking
which must fall to the Nationalists in
few days.
The United States has ordered its
Embassy moved from Peking to
Tientsin. The Japanese because of
this turn of events have landed 2000
troops at Tientsin, and the powers
are contemplating marching 16,000
troops to Peking to interfere with the
advance of the Nationalist troops in
to Tientsin. The British are sending
troops from Shanghai north.
The Chiang Ski-shek nationalist
government at Nanking is disenti
grating since it was endorsed bv the
20..000 Prisoners
Hankow, China, June 1.—A com
munique today, bearing the date
May 26, sets forth a claim by Mar
shal Feng Yu-Hsiang that in his
campaign against the Northern
(Continued on Last Page)
June, the 9th, Katherine Marron is
giving a recital for her music pupils
at the Orpheum Theatre, 7:30 P. M.
There will be about 48 numbers to
repertoire given by the Plenty
wood pupils. She will have another
recital for her Antelope pupils
consist of about 25 selections at a
later date. The performance is free
and open to the public.
Weather in Northeastern Montana
very unsettled with showers nearly
every day, which prevent field work
and is a matter of much concern to
farmers who have not yet finished
seeding small grains.
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Our County Commissioners
By Hans Rasmussen
Last year our county commissioner,
Frank French, was a busy man for
a while; he did a lot of talking in
Antelope and Reserve—wanted to get
the people in the two towns interest
ed in a straight road between the
two towns. He wanted each town
to appoint a committee to go before
the county commissioners and Frank
would do the rest. Finally he had to
give it up because he could not get
any of the towns interested.
Most of you people know that there
is a half mile jog in the main road
between Antelope and Reserve. I
suppose the road was built there in
the first place because it was the best
place they could find for it. The road
is graded and a big steel bridge
built across the Muddy besides other
bridges and culverts. A good many
thousand dollars have been spent
this road by the county. There is no
grain hauled over the road and no
body seems to object to the one-half
mile detour except Frank French.
In order to build the road where
Frank wanted it, it had to run across
people's land who absolutely objected
to it, furthermore another big steel
bridge had to be built across the
County Commissioners In
Regular Session Monday
* The Board of County Commis- *
* sioners will meet in the Commis- *
sioners' Chamber for the regular *
* session, Monday, June 6th, and *
* will be in session for 3 days. *
The regular routine business *
* will be transacted. The letting *
* of the printing contract for the *
* ensuing year will be the special *
* order of business for Tuesday *
* afternoon, June 7th, at 2:00 o'- *
* clock. *
At this time C. S. Nelson and *
* the Plentywood Herald seem to *
* have* the contract "cinched." *
In case of Charles Tjerestad vs.
Christian S. Ibsen, et al —Judge
Paul Also Declines.
Judge Felt of Baker, Montana, was
in Plentywood a week ago Wednesday
to sit on cases in which Judge Paul
was disqualified or which came on
regularly for disposition during the
chamber days while he was here.
One of the cases coming before
Judge Felt was the foreclosure
of Charles Fjerestad of Minneapolis
vs. Christian S. Ibsen of the Brush
("Continued on page Eight)
."L. 1 LiUl Lt DulNu
Will Greatly Improve Appearance of
Popular Amusement Center—Hans
Rasmussen Doing the Work.
t, TT. __t „u rr i • •
e armer-Lahor Temple is going
to have a coat of stucco, "in about
two weeks," said Hans Rasmussen,
who is doing the work, "if we don't
get any more rain."
For two seasons the building has
been standing in rain and snow and
at last is going to have a covering
that will keep it safe from the bad
effects of the elements and warm in
the winter. Mr. Rasmussen has al
ready constructed the scaffolding
about the building, and can be seen
busily working to get the job finish
To stucco the Farmer-Labor Tem
ple will cost about $600.00. When
this work is completed, it is hoped
that a good ventilating system
installed, and seats that will be
more comfortable can be put in.
This building is one of the
standing amusement places in Sheri
dan county which has been paid for
by subscriptions taken up among the
farmers and workers.
When the Temple was first started
$10,500 was received from subscribers
to stock. A debt of about $2,500 was
left, all but $300 of which has been
paid off from returns received from
dances, shows, lodges, etc.
Muddy only one-half mile from the
one that is there now, but the cost
did not worry Frank any.
Frank lives in Medicine Lake and I
sometimes wondered why he was
interested in this road up by Ante
lope. Why should he worry about the
road as long as nobody else did ?
is not very often he is using it any
way. Or was it the STEEL BRIDGE
he was so interested in?
One bridge across the Muddy cost
the taxpayers $8,479.52 and others of
the same kind have cost less than
$3,000.00—so building bridges could
be made interesting if you know how
to handle it and would take advant
age of it.
I told some people the other day
that action had been started against
the Insurance company, but I was
mistaken at the time. The papers
were not filed until yesterday, May
31st. The Attorney General had the
papers for correction and returned
them some time ago. Just why they
were not filed shortly after coming
back from Helena is a mystery. I
wonder if they were waiting for in
structions from the Insurance Com
(Continued on Last Page)
Unfortunate Woman Says "He Would Not Treat Me This
Way if 1 Were a Man, As She Stumbles Through Dark
to a Hotel. "Isn't It Just Too Bad For This To Happ
Before Contract Is Let," Opines Petit Solicitor.
Joe Dolin is on another of his drunken brawls.
He went on rampage last Monday afternoon, a week ago, after
tiymg to imbibe all of the moonshine in Medicine Lake.
hprSf M t ï e ?S d< S e of th , e night Monday, it is reported, *
he Pulled his old stunt of assaulting his wife, chasing her out
of bed and driv ing her from the house, nearly frightening the
Local Post of American Legion Puts
on Nice Program at Orpheum With
Rev. Clifford Giving A Most Elo
quent Address.
Last Monday,
Day, solemn and impressive services
were held by the veterans of Ameri
ca s wars for the dead soldiers, in the
Orpheum theatre, which was banked
with flowers and crowded in spite of
rain and mud with those who would
freshen the memory of the soldier
The program was directly __
the auspices of Plentywood Post No.
58 of the American Legion; and un
til the Orders of the Day were to be
given, the program was in charge of
Past Commander Ralph R. Lund.
After the audience had sung "Am
erica," accompanied by Mrs. Helge
son, Rev. A. F. Egge, in eloquent
words, gave the invocation.
Mr. Lund then introduced the Corn
| mander of the Legion, who, in a brief
I but ringing address, told his hearers
that these services were not alone in
memory of the dead, but were also
to s ti r the memories of the living.
Miss Ruth Loucks then sang
stirring and appealing patriotic hymn,
(Continued on Last Page)
Hans Rasmussen Appeals
Tractor Purchase to Court
Asks Judge to Set Aside Purchase and Order Refund of
Money Paid Because of Violation of Law In the Purchase.
Case Filed Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 1st, on the làist day for filing an appeal from
the actions of the Board of County Commissioners occurring at
k/he legulai May Meeting, Monday, May 2nd, last, County Sur
veyor Rasmussen, acting in his capacity as a taxpayer, through
ms attorney, T. W. Greer, filed an appeal from the action of the
r»oard of County Commissioners ip paying the Connelly Machinery
company a sum in the excess of $10,000 for two Caterpillar trac
to.iS' w . c " Board purchased from that company early last *
winter, just after the Commissioners' convention at Helena where
the company gave the boys a big ("jamboree" and which were de
iivered by freight, on tw o flat cars, about the middle of March,
Thirty Car Show With Big Parade
Will Draw Huge Crowds to City
Where the Wild Animals Will Per
form Under the Big Tent.
Two years ago when the Robbins
Brothers Circus played Plentywood
and Scobey their shows
claimed the best that Northeastern
Montana had yet seen. They are
coming again to Plentywood, Monday,
June 13th, with their thirty car show
and a parade which begins promptly
at 12 noon. They will be at Bainville,
Sunday the 12th. Scobey will not
(Continued on Last Page)
Another popular amusement place
for Sheridan county citizens is going
to open up for the season—Kowski's
Bam. The first bam dance is com
ing Saturday, June 4th. The place
has a dance floor of 3360 square feet
and is located 4% miles north and a
half mile east of Outlook. As for
music, JKowski's have always had the
finest. Everyone is expecting to
come out to this first, grand af
fair of the summer.
* children into fits.
Flees to Hotel for Refuge
The unfortunate woman was forced,
according to the story current in
Medicine Lake, to flee to the hotel
for refuge, where she, accompanied
by a lady from the Twin Cities whom
Dolin imported into the country to so
licit subscribers for his mother's pa
per, the Wave, and to sell bonds to
the suckers for the purchase of a
Linotype for use in the Wave office
at $10 per bond, took a room for the
Mrs. Dolin is said' to have been in
a highly hysterical condition, crying
and sobbing and trembling; to have
been ruffled up, indicating rough
treatment and she is reported to have
screamed, as she staggered into the
hotel, "The brute would not dare to
treat me this way if I were a man,
and the beautiful lady solicitor sob
bed, "Isn't it à shame that this should
have happened before Joe got the
printing contract."
\V. Ladies Stay At Hotel
The ladies stayed at the hotel
night. Tuesday morning Joe did not
appear at the postoffice and patrons
coming for their mail are said to
have found the door locked until Mrs.
Dolin and mother opened the office.
Joe is reported to have beat it to
Williston after his row with his wife
In a car accompanied by Saby,
the hypnotist, who has been showing
in this country for a time and who
is said to be "hoing it
master Dolin, Mary Dolin's manager
of the Wave, where he stayed until
(Continued on page Eight)
with Post
♦from the factory in California.
Papers Filed with Clerk & Recorder
The papers were filed with Clerk
& Recorder Niels Madsen Wednesday
evening and were certified by him to
Clerk of Court Olson, Thursday, June
2nd. The date of hearing lias not
yet been set, but the law provides
that the judge of the district court
must hear an appeal from the board
of county commissioners within
days after the appeal is filed.
There were two appeals filed
the Board paid for the tractors with
warrants, and appeals were taken
both actions, as the two warrants
^ually constituted one act and were
issued for one purpose, namely the
purchase of these tractors.
The appeal is based on that section
of the Constitution of the State of
Montana which prohibits the
diture of more than $10,000 for any
one purpose without first submitting
the proposition to a vote of the elec
As the warrants in question have
already been issued and signed and
presented to the county treasurer and
paid, there is considerable speculation
as to just what sort of a predicament
the Commissioners will find them
selves in, providing the judge
tains the appeal of Rasmussen.
Remember the Debate on the Wheat
Pool and the play on organization at
the next meeting of the Progressive
Farmers, Monday, June 6. Outsiders
invited to the education meeting after
nine o'clock.

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