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Flathead Power Sites
Hanging in Balance
aced and that the far-famed scenic
grandeur of that part of western Mon
tana in which Flathead Lake now
sparkles like a gem woul be irrepai a
bly destroyed.
"The white settlers on the project
- located on the Flathead Indian Reser
. vation would gain no benefit from the
proposed private power development
but would suffer in that the commit
ments and polciy of the Department
of the Interior towards them would be
ddiverted from the original purpose,
"And all this is to be accomplished
by legislative act in Washington with
out givin~ the settlers on the irriga
tion project, the farmers on the shore
of the lake whose property is men
aced by the raising of the levels of
the lake and the people of Montana
an opportunity to be heard. It is un
thinkable that the Senate will barter
away the heritage of the people if
the facts back of this provision are
made known and given the proper
"To the end that your committee be
placed in possession of these facts,
this commumcvation is addressed to
you together with a request that you
grant a hearing to W. C.McCormack,
Lieutenant Governor of the State of
Montana, and W. L. Jellison who are
sent here by citizens and orgamza
tions in the State of Montana to pre
sent other facts for your considéra
tmn in connection with this matter
The mam facts in connection with
Tv- w aS f °l l0 T' J ollow -
Pmchot crusade for the con -1
' a . 10n f ?^ natura l resources of L the
country, the sites on the Flathead
sa f u j b e ^°r Power development |
were withdrawn from public entry.
I.ater the Flathead Indian Reserva- j
ion, on which the powçr sites refer
red to and part of the proposed pro
j c are located, was thrown open to
pubhc entrv by Act of Congress.
' Hi rs took up homesteads on the
reservation and a demand arose for
the creation of an irrigation district
äjlVl th > a<e a P d T rl Y er 011
. x be sltes are . loonted. An ap
nonnrlimr 3 tij J ^
head ; tHe Flat_
es and the hmlrlino- f pU |^° P '
waîs Lr h roôvèrino t f hl ^.»l "T fa
homesteads ôf the ' hc
ÜZÎÎ 1 th " b?',bus
tailtn«r p«l,nn at r T
the government nf Vint nnn a Ti° Ât T t0
terior Denartment JiteÄ i Î >
further aDDro^U«^ 1 «»« that 3
irrigation svstem on the Flnth, T
m on Ihe Flathead In
SS n „dSby annrö^tinÄkiä« Z
the furtherance of thZntrn t'°?°
At Zfw aZt\ of thp P Z,; t
Powpr r*/v niwrwr î ^tana
and representatives 3 of° d the^ Dennrt 8
ment of the Interior • n.fZZZw
thev would if S , T f
build a power plant pay Cental there'
cafl tffnthV-n^'CpifiS
a lease, under the terms of the Gen
of a fiftJ Si yea g rs ACt ° f i92 °' f ° r 3
On December 16. 1927, we find an
f.ffthf p." jec°t r Ä7Ä
ation which was incorporated in the
State of Deleware a short time before
this application was presented to the
Power Commission. Frank M. Kerr
who acted on its behalf is a memS
of it-' board of directors besides be
ing Vice President and General Mana
ger of the Montana Power Company.
The discovery by some public spir
ited citizens, that the granting of
this permit would constitute a virtual
option on the project led to protests
being filed whicn icsulted in no ac
tion being taken on the application
Mr. Kerr, representing the Montana
Power Company and the Rocky Moun
lain Power Company, again preoented
an application, drawn after he con
sulted wit» Senat os Walsh and
Wheeler, the Secretary of the Interi-1
or, the Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs, and so-called representatives of
the Flathead Tribal Council and white
farmers and settlers located on the
reservation and close lo the Lake..
This application, which is the moti
vating force back of this'proposed en
actment, referred to by Mr. Kerr as
a tentative agreement, is attached to
this communication as Exhibit No. 1.
H is still the position of the Montana
Power Company with the exception of
a slight modification. The Montana
Power Company, through Mr. Kerr,
now express themsleves in favor of
giving all the rental to the Indians and
consider the contention of certain so
called "friends of the Indians", now
in Washington, that the power sites
referred to belong to the Indians as
a tribe and that the rental to be paid
by the Montana Power Company shall
Je deposited in the Treasury of the
United States to the credit of the
Flathead Indian Tribe amTshall draw
mterest at the rate of 4 per cent per
It is neeoless to state that the Mon
tana Povicr Company is not concerned
as to the persons or interests who re
receive the benefits of the rentals so
long as the site is disposed of in
manner suitable to the interests of
the company named. It, therefore,
follows that the present policy of the
Montana. Power Company ,as stated
by its chief representative and repro
duced in this proposed enactment, viz:
"That rentals from such licenses for
use of Indian l^ands shall be paid the
Indians of said reservation as a tribe"
is put forward with the intent of
«»rowing the glamour of a philan
thro pic purpose around this whole
transaction so that the passage of
this bill would be expedited through
Congress. It is the sugar coating of
pdl which the Senate is
expected to swallow while the public
is being looted of its richest water
power dveeJopment
ZlrZiI 01 d l Ptan ^ past ' greedv
w!;ite person? ana interests sernrrn
" in ' ra1 » water and home
st^d ri^ht hf pvm| the Redman
S ^ ads and
S? eamngs col,red blankets and
wre or ^s poisonoqcltquor. Today
«Derate interest* vary the strate
(Continued from page One)
they offer rentals in shining gold and
a vision of green, blue and crimson
Mazda lamps having electric current
generated from the waterfalls of the
Supposing that the contentions of,
the so-called representatives of the
Indians, now in Washington, are cor
rect; that the six power sites involv
e d are on the Indian reservation, and
that they are the property of the tribe
through rights said to be incorporated
in a treaty between the Flathead Na
tion and the United States, we have
still the potent fact that the great
'part of this power project (Flathead
Lake) is located outside the Indian
reservation. The sites, only furnish
e d strategic points where dams can
be erected and constructed; the Flat
head Lake and its tributaries reaching
back to'the Canadian boundary furn
ish the water without which the dam
sites would be useless. The sites and
the lake are interdependent and one
so far as development for power pur
poses are concerned.
Alontrthp shores of this Inke are
i oca ted some of the finest farm homes
jTCtïîiâ Climatlc conSns Tnd
thp nroximitv of water render the
fathead valley peculiarly suitable for
intensive farming. Fruits and berries
as well as all kinds of valuable crops
are raised . The j and is valuable and
the farmers living there like the coun -1
try and do not des i re to leave the lo
cality in which were formed their !
fondest friendships and located the
Rraves of the i r dead. The raising of !
the levels for storage purposes on this
proposed project would inundate their
h ands des troy their homes, churches
an d schools, cause themselves and
their families to move to distant i
place s and perhaps strange climes to I
begin life anew. The flooding of their
farms would be a catastrophe to these
people, comparable to the ravages of
the Mississippi lat vear in Louisiana
a nd other southern ' states and could
not be compensated in cash payments.
Tn c i ose proximity to where this
proposed site is located, the Govern
ment of the United States has spent
millions in making a national play
ffr0Und at G!acier Park - Pe0ple at '
tracted by the wonders of the glaciers
. »n the park have built summer homes
close to Flathead lake. The Knights
'° f Columbus, B. P. O. Elks and the
| Masonic fraternity have buildings,
! lands and playgrounds located on the
i 'be very brink of this lake for the
recreatl on and health of their mem
If this biI1 ffoes throu ^ h and
the P ro P° sed development takes place,
tbe?e recreatioa Pl^ e « aad villa sites,
platted b y tbe United States govern
eminent instead of having a fringe
° f be ? ut > an<l '' cstlin K at the edge ll
° ne ? f the mof 1 1 beautiful lakes on the
con J tir i ent f wil1 be ^Paired in value
j an d the land that is now dotted with
beaatif . ul , tr u ees , and foliage will be
washed with slimy water giving off
aa unpleasant odor that will drive
P eo ? le awa y from this scenic wonder
!î lca 7. e , nerg y su PPly the needs of
f? se&s ^ ^ the'Washington Power
"ÄSÄfi?! S
rff tolÄTafT" de t Ve t l0P '
ÆT* a » *» 'be
' pn °fi e ^ ontana Hian a few dams
Flathead Lake Should these
e .", inf V ; °f S01 | and clunate and seen
if bar f ere . d for % development that
d Carry m K train , a ,.^ a te of
T? bfee - 1 ll V gatlon
dl ^ ont . ent and decay, crippled home-s
an l ru ] n f s bu , sl " es f s in , tbe «ties and
a ThïTLZt de f st + rayed landscape.
vn „ h lI|j C g f °! these , fa . cts b f/ or ®
! ' î T be c °mplete without
I ecanom ic domination
i k • 7 aaconda Copper
S îk f f 1S th ?> paren ^ corpor '
'° nta, \ a f. owe J Com P a ny.
fltrpc C p f a hug and directing person
g f' m tbese two corporations look
n Montana as a virtual barony,
a * fu - of • ex P re ! slon ar e con
ed i n n, 1 / mterest and the des
! . ol Montana politicians are de
• I? an J )ff l lce room in a skyscrop
i m Y ° r ", and on the sixth floor
1 » p °J b( ; e Puildmg in Butte.
! i l* 1 ® committee may
1 M^f+il? t ced that vvbl1 ® sena tors from
1 f ana ar . e P. rone to investigate cor
Va5? 1 . nt . er . ests " otber stat es
Zînnt L aboat .i int f rnat . lonaI c °mpli
i Jf v y ans3 in obuth America and the
rnmmitfZ;« r n k 0t i/ P S e i r before this
Pnt T f v Ü ^ ehalf °{their constilu
T jA° f K P lal P , to ^heir colleagues
i Lf "ZLi? " d an< l î he . import of
V, P l °P° sed piece of legislation.
d -° T- antici P at e that
n* ly f/ lse i, n tbeir Places on the
^ . of tbe Senate and protest
th? dî-nSlfi Iegls , latl0n ' authorizing
Äff °Ji tlon Power sites more
t han „ Musde Shoals ' is the
Z " T 6 Ca 1 y0l i r a H. entl on to this
FulTbu iP^Zïïf" \ Wh - ich i s 80 ski11
T y Ini d the Interior Appropria
« „
mittee^ 1ô ll WHk req, i e S yo , ur Com
^H ee to (1) strike cut the clause re
"I! \V 7 defer action until the
p I p ! .. 01 . M °v ta ? a are £iven an op
/ol 1 * t0 be baard , on the matter
* 'I' ., t0 seg r oga ^°_,7, e Proposed bill
i tne r f® t .°f Bl11 9136, to the
,?^ aa -, s ? that tbe matter can be
nn ered separately and voted upon
A ''A/ 1 merit s by the members of
Tkr. 0 .*''' .
manner in which the bill is at
V° iii 0 be foist ed upon the
lA aI f 0 ,/ a the earmarks of an at
P u fraud on Congress and
r ac ber°us attempt to leave the way
? P !P- disposal of a valuable
P t,on of th ^. P ub lie domain.
Respectfully your,
„ , P. J. WALLACE,
Counsel for the National Directory
Progressive Farmers of America.
«orne Address:
Plentywood, Montana.
January 21, 1927.
i Theodore Flakne of the Archer
: c«»untrv wni» rr rrwn itresn~v on m-M
ness. The Producers News* acknowl
edges a pleasant call and it îs al
neediess to say Mr. Flakne
subscription i$ well in ad^nce again.
O. A. Whit^arsh a business man of
Archer waft a caller here Tuesday af
temoon. He came in by car. * 7
The Kavon Garage Company has
arranged to hold a two day power
farming school at the Orpheum thea
tre, on Feb. 24 and 25, this session
being an exact duplicate of the schools
held for many years at the Fargo
branch of the' Advance - Rumely
Thresher Company, and previous to
that at its factory at LaPorte, Ind.
The first Advance-Rumely school
was held in 1909. Only attended by
a small class this being the first
tractor school of its kind ever held,
Since then the schools grew each year
for this power farming training so
that five years ago the schools were
transferred to all the Advance-Rume
ly branches throughout the United
States and aCnada. For the past five
years they have been held in this ter
ritory at Fargo. Last year 900 reg
istered and attended the school, this
being all they could handle at the Far
go branch building. This winter the
company has arranged to hold a two
day session at Plentywood.
The Kavon Garage Company
tends a hearty invitation to * every
farmer in the community who is in
Crested in power farming methods to
attend this session which is entirely
V ee - rhe le cture work will be con
*»cted by ? T C - T T i r ?! e ®» u the gene . ral
, er aad McCutcheon, assist
^ branch manager of the Fargo
b f aach - Sample machinery will be on
at the Garage show
T ™° <**oada of machmrey,
KL. ! choo i' such as factors, com
? arts ar - e ex '
l^ pb, ^ e . nted by 40,000 feet of film at
8h ° win S not only the
p , lanufacture of the com
Pu 0( . uc * s bu ^ R s P ro P er use in
^ and proper
„ 1 . * Pf \u GSe / lms are 1° col
JJt * ake P W1 , tbth . e f low moti on cam
„ n ' beach th « r lesson in the most
P n, ( 6 P nd p ar manner known,
" 1 ? st ., 1 1 n ^ er ®s tln g features
Lp r tv, u wl Jbethecombineharves
X s n h f er instruction, showing a
wn K . reels taken of actual field
uj by . thl ® machine. This lec
a a "f X" be b , ased on North Dakotas'
f experi J er i ce with the
ther f a * e anc * bs ^ ur *
the first Hm C b of r t e f ? r . elease 'i for I
th m hi ''J th o study made of
coll ®® £ Thp A b L the agricultural
b a s worked in dvan ce-RumeIy Co.
government and e lf touch . wlti ' 'bo
wl ( .„ n t : l oollege gram experts
their «IL i 1 s ' ud y ln «' combines in
kttaandMnn^n tlf 5 in . North Da -
son f surnri f^ ta a f the past y ear and
from S ? re . sultin S
. t v p e r , eparts will be given to
yo !j£ r .
) management oro m e i5° mP n ny and its
nt are making all arrange
™"' s r '?" a ] ! t n e 0 , th 'i on f »< 'the biggest
part 0 f the ZÄ p h § hel1(1 m this
part of t he state ~
?T()PW| f| 10011/1 1
! , _ „ VVlfI
A1 wMtKtNit
^ ^
^ ^ od ^ ers Ne ws goes to
1°»" t0 iS
"ery llftletf;
S e e targef
which will hurl anti imZZ *° f
Actives at this cointrv ^ al
__ y '
QfAypc rvnn \i/ii i Awm
Qp j a-x-iki a a a r* D t a
Havana, Cuba— (FP)— In a speech
which mocked at Latin American re
sentment of the conquest of Nicar
agua, by solemn declarations of the
?- ea -f f , ul . and benevolent policy of the
United States, President Coolidge op
ened the Sixth Pan-American con
ference Jan. 16. Probably never in
the history of the western hemisphere
has a chief executive of the American
government so boldly denied the evi
dent facts of imperialist progress !
southward as did Coolidge on this oc
An attitude of peace and goodwill
prevails among our nations", he de
clared. A determination to adjust
differences among ourselves, not by a
resort to force, but by the applica
tion of the principles of justice and
equity, is one of our strongest char
act , erist içs. The sovereignty of small
nations is respected."
Referring to Cuba, now passing un
der a, dictatorship, Coolidge observed
that the Cuban people "have reached
a position in the stability of their gov
ernment, in the genuine expression of
public opinion at the ballot box, and
m the recognized soundness of their
public credit that has commanded uni
ve f sal res P ect and admiration."
Our most sacred trust", Coolidge
f emarke ^ ^ ith conscious iron, "his
been and is the establishment and
expansion of the spirit of democracy,
". N . ext , to aar attachment to the prin
ciple of self-government has been our
attachment to the policy of peace. All
nations here represented stand
exact footing of equality. The small
est and the weakest speaks here with
the same authority as the largest and
most powerful.
"If you are to approximate your
P as t successes, it will be because you
hesitate to meet facts square
ly* Your predecessors have shown
peat wisdom in directing their at
Mention to the matters that unite and
strengthen us in friendly collabora
TWs final hint that the conference
should keep off the subject of Nica
^ a P a " and Haitian conquest by the
Uni i ed St .ates was followed by a sug
at Geneva. He declar
. . that tb ® American republics "must
ln assuria g conditions
l which our republics will have
the freedom and responsibility of
tbeir ow n destiny in
i a .
- d ve summed m k?e
** 0u * i ' repuLlIs'seek
Z P Privileges for themselves,
TT* m ? Ve 3 by an Y of those
domination and restraints
S P VÄ° f a i tion which other
Zee In d Si?? haVe ^ fatal
MeaZhiWkl ^ ' .
Meanwhile the delegates sympathet
on an
ic with Nicaragua's struggle for in
dependence and with Haitis hopes
of liberation, await the moment when
the whole issue of military and eco
nomic conquest of Latin America by
the United States shall be brought
for frank debate.
into the
Rave on, says trib;
!t's dollars, not good will hot air,
that counts in our Latin American re
lations, sa ys the Chicago Tribune,
chief western organ of American Im
pe ,n 7 sn '. , , x ,
1 hough questions of statecraft and
diplomacy are to occupy muc of the v
time of the Pan-American congress at c
Hayana," the Tribune declared edi
tonally Jan. 17, "that other and most
important department of our relations
with Latin America the economic m
will not be forgotten. Marines may
""«and go in Central^ America,
South American éditorialiste can pen
diatribes about the imperialistic de
signs of the Umted States, but so
long as our trade with Lat n . erica
continues to flourish and *
has in the years since t » P, '
ions will not control the . u .
IContinued from page One.)
erty in the state is valued by the
equalization board at $944,448.
85 Per Cent Too High
Other similar railroad* properties
are assessed at approximately $225,
000, the complaint sets forth, which
makes the overvaluation of the Soo
Line property in the state $750,000
or about 85%' too high in comparison.
The railway company has
miles of right of way, 56 miles of
which is in this state.
To save its property from sale for
that the other half must be paid be
fore Mav 30 of this year and there
fore asks the court to issue an inter
locutory injunction restraining county
treasurers from collecting the other
halt of the taxes until after this suit
is settled.
Th o company further asks that the
court place a valuation upon the rail
way property of its lines in this state
and void the assessment fixed by the
board of equalization; asks that Dan
ie * s and Sheridan counties repay to
the railway any difference that mav
be due *he corn^ny as be^
tween the court ' s and the board's as
sessments and asks that the board of
equalization be perpetually enjoined
from asse ssing the property in the
future at more than the valuation
fixed by the court unless the proper
value be increased by the railway
^ co St6 t* ac ti o„ are a ,.
ää h »SeS
against lowehng railroad taxes has
in^Rs" vSuat ^ of^thf pm^rty^^s
SÄ-" the C ° m ^ int - which '
1 5>ears last I> as ' « *»«
Ä? ofliTEd
a ' a . grossly "exŒ 1 Ä "t"
re ^ rain each y ear from reducing the
asses ? m ent of former years.
carrying out of this policy it has for
' ev eral years last past assessed such
property at from three to four times
^ &CtUal value ' and ea ch such _
f 1V ® ^ s . essm ent for past years has ex
tended its influence forward into each
following year and prompted such
b( l ar d to knowingly overvalue plaint
lff s Property as a matter of expedi
en ?J> in disregard of all competent
ev |dence and its actual judgment of
va,ae - In . making assessments for
Previous years and for the vear
1P2 / SUcb board has been influenced
and P rom pted to arrive at the assess
ment as made by reason of the «re
? ure ? f Public opinion against redue
lng ^e assessed value of nlaintiff'«?
pro P er ty below the assessment for Lhe
P rev «>us years,
Charge Action Repeated
In making the assessment for the
year 1927 such board considered and
^ a ^ influenced in large part bv LHp
fac * overvaluation for nrior La«
aad public clamor against lowering
th ? avI ue of railroad propertv for
at ion purposes. Because of surh nrinv
assessments and yieldnig to the am
ment of public expediency and nuhlir
snetiment against lowernig the P taxes
? f railroad property, said board hÎh
kuuwinglv pretend to find fk 3 d
of plaintiff'? prppertv to be Sr
<| es s of its actual value as
foie stated. UnleL such arbitré
a «d abusive administration of «ip »7
sessing powers of said board is rT
strained, correct^ and curbed hv fît
c °urt, such system of overvaliLf^
will continue d each success ??
year's tax levied against the nSSSw
will be effected with the sam? Z5
«I amount of excess valuathm^
«aid board, unless enjoined
strained V- this court will
Anaconda, Jan. 21.— Jas. E. Dalev
charged with murder in connection
with the death last August of Ma
tbew Kokho at the state hospital for
the insane at Warm Springs, apnear
I ed before Judge George B. Winston
I m district court here today and plead
ed not guilty. Bond was fixed
I $7,600
! Sheriff M. P. Mahoney expects to
!eave Monday for Portland, Ore., to
I t t,.» .. TTnllm. also «k^>.—i
With murder in connecl'on with' th»
Kokho death. Hallin was placed ^
d er arrest there Thursday after _
former nurse at the institution had
recognized him on the street.
I>aley was an attendant Hallin a
fnmrd at the state hospital at the
«me of Kokho's death.
taxes, the railway company cites that
it paid taxes in the two counties in
November last year amounting to
$14,111.67. Of this sum it paid $12,
113.46 taxes under protest.
The sum paid in taxes in the two
counties represents half of the total
taxes due and the company sets forth
In the
and re
again in
year 1928 and subsequent years
continue its unlawful practice as
aforesaid and in disregard of the true
value of plaintiff's property and fran
chises arbitrarily tax it at the
general excessive rate as herein
plained of for the year 1927."
Not Guilty, Pleads Attendant
Accused of Kohkho's Death
investment experts.
Three witnesses— H. M. Eddmsell,
j ce president of the Harris & Forbes
a n V of New Yo rk; E. R. Mar
shall president of the Old Glory Trust
com ^ of Boston and Dr. John T.
Ma dden, dean of the school of com
m erce of New York University—look
ed d i s f avor on the proposal of
Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana,
for an i nqu j ry by a senate committee,
UJf someone a " CUsed me of mur der,"
Edinsell saidi «j could ultimately
prove my i nnocence but in the mean
time my position would be somewhat
injured to say the least. It would
have a very unfavorable effect on the
market value of public utility securi
ties if the government should point
the finger of widespread investiga
tion. 1 "
Washington, Jan. 22— Further op
position to the proposed investigation
public utilities was expressed Sat
urday before the senate interstate
committee by bankers and
T Hmgham, Iowa
JaoVcon ...
! » «Sw
Declaring that 'we can see no rea
son for this investigation,' Marshall
expressed the opinion that "if carried
out as proposed, it might cost millions
of dolars and take years of time," Dr.
Madden testified that the net income
of the gas and electric companies is
not more than 4.6 per cent and is
probably less than 3 per cent of the
total net income of all the corpora
tions in the United States.
During the hearing Senator Hawes
democrat of Missouri, said he favored
an investigation, but not beyond the
limits of federal authority.
"I don't propose to have the whole
subject investigated," protested Sena
tor Walsh. "I object to the calling of
economists before this committee to
discuss the whole scheme of financing
public utility comnanies when the
committee is considering merely the
question of whether or not federal in
vestigation will be held.
(Continued from nage one)
mond community hall. Invitations
were sent out to non-membres to be
present and a large number were
present. The purpose of the meeting
was to lay plans for a thorough or
ganization of the Soo line territory
into the Progressive Farmers. The
new economic program which is
sweeping the county like wildfire was
discussed and was received with great
enthusiasm as the most concrete evi
dence of something real that had ever
been brought before them. A com
mittee with John Lindblom as chair
man, was appointed to make a survey
of the Raymond territory preparatory
to making a drive for membership.
Special Meeting Outlook Council
A special meeting was held at 2:00
Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in
Stivers Hall of the Outlook Council
of Progressive Farmers and their
friends. The gathering was well at
tended, many
being present.
gram was explained in detail by
organizer and much interest was tak
en in the new program. This was
strongly noticeable because of the
discussion in which the attending
farmers took part. A committee
appointed to make a check-up of the
Outlook precinct, preparatory to a
drive for membership. A new spirit
was evident among those present and
the movement from all indications is
going over stronger and more
solidated than ever before.
Plentywood Meeting
. As a direct result of the Progres
sive Farmer meetings being held
the county the past several days
general meeting has been called ™
take place at Plentywood Tuesday,
February 7th, at 1:30 p. m . The
Plentywood Council will be hosts to
tne out-of-town members and the la
dies are planning a nice lunch for
the members as they arrive from
the country. The lunch will be served
from 12:00 on. The purpose of the
meeting is to complete plans for
r y ing out the new economic program
and also ways and means of incleas
mg the membership of each and
Councils Plans are now being con
summated whereby the new economic
program will be put into effect April
1st A large attendance is anticipated
at this meeting because of the great
importance of the business to be
transacted. Five blobsleds and teams
have been engaged to be at the Ray
niond depot on Tuesday to
passengers as they step from
a u d transport them to Plenty
be wa7tw e fS 0t C ° f î ee and Iunch "d 11
from n * them T - T Lar * e delegations
Lak? p?l mar ' Ho^stead, Medicine
Gake, Reserve, Antelope, Quitmever
ave signified their intention of being
??d Se Arrbp nd tHe . 0utlook > Raymond,
tT P re . cinc ts have sent
Per celt th f7 T 11 be here with a 100
S bfnf l a - C f This mee ting
bers a<s°brnf* eat , interest to the mem
Zf h a8 N tl °A aI and . State officials
I . p ® P ^ n t to outline the program
a LTZ 1P T the or ganiza«on!
Ä» 18 also Panned to be
necessitvlvf day ' aIs °' because of the
ovSbl i u 0me members to remain
SS home h day bef0re return -
non-member farmers
A new economic pro
meet the
Progressive Fanners Dance
At Raymond Big Success
Farmer. by the Pr »S"ssive
thp S- f the^Raymond Council , at
S"«*- scha °l house north '
bÄ d m Pr0Ve - < ? t ° ^ abi «
j success
vlewnninf n fina P cia l and social
and î°i nt * i ? Ver 50 cou Pl e s attended
ya , tim ® was en J'oyed by all.
j . e cr owd enjoyed the singing and
Ι' *o 'he limit ami tried to
ea ch other in vocal selections,
car! Hovdey, however, was finally ac
claimed the victor in the contest.
Montana Grain Makes Impres
si°n in Iowa, Farmer Writes
Jan, 21.— C. B.
J--.« <• rj:- „i.^, .
j, ,
, «rimng near Rattiv-en, I«
* ays Montana grain exhibits shown by
r ff° 4 ads ? re attracting considerable
attention in Iowa. Several farmers
who have never been beyond the bord
ers of their home state doubt that
Montana produces such
grain and
Now on display, a large and complete li n
Valentines, also Heart-shaped boxes C
ous chocolates.
of ilfci.
For that Valentine Party—Valent'
Tally and Place Cards.
Miller's Pharmacy
Phone 133
. i .mum
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Hospital Day
Farmer-Labor Temple
Sat., Feb. 11
Lunch served by the ladies morning and evening
The City and Country are requested to bring i n
Poultry, Butter, Eggs, Pies, Cake, Bread and otU
edibles for tbe day.
Beth Olde Tyme and Jazz.
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