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Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18, 1812, at the Post
office at Plentywood. Montana. Under the Act of March 8. 1870.
Scobey Hardware Burns With $60,000 Loss
Plans to Test Plentywood-Redstone Oil Structure Take Definite Form
favorably on local oil dome
Plenty wood-Redstone Holding Company Secures Large Block
of Leases in Redstone-Whitetail Country—Plans on Sink
ing Three Wells This Summer—Dr. Olson Says Northeast
Montana Structures are Best in the State.
The plans to test the Northeastern Montana oil structures have
iken definite Iorml) during the past week, and now the Plenty-,
^'n^exilorationsTSia ^S^nf U Mn^ kmg the pi0neer
development exploitions in mis section ot Montana announces It.
flll undertake to sink three wells on three distmct domes which
exist in the Redstone-Whitetail country, during the coming sum
Dr. Olson Believes Local Fields Rich j
■ Dr. David Eugene Olson, scientist
■ geologist, who has been here in
I ffiâST'uï 'Ä
I "iZ his opinion, based on sei
I entific data, that the Redstone-White
■ tail structures are the richest in the
JÄ? «Ät
and theoil prospects for northeastern,
I Montana.
Speaks at Orpheum Theatre
Dr. Olson delivered a lecture at the
I Orpheum Theatre last Friday after
I noon in which he went into the the
I or) of geological structures in detail
I and spoke
5LI' ■
subjects of Paleontology and Miner
clop and allied sciences and discuss
ed at some length the several instru
merits which he and others had in
_ vented to assist in the location of pe
I I troleum and determining its depth,
Doctor Compliments Pioneers
Dr Olson is also a noted inventor
He stated that as a result nf imro.fi'
I untirine efforts ^
■ unurmg étions had resulted in the

Dr. Olson, who is also a doctor of]
S« f
ADisti „: :r ,n8
mguishod Scholar
Dr - 01 ^ is a graduate in geology
(Continued on P a K e Eight,
Plentywood High School
Wins Basketball Tourney
H1 _L t
I U f,? Team Work and Accurate Basket Shooting Brings
■ CKatr.«;^__ , . S
111 R . m P 10 nship to Fast Plentywood High Basketball Quintet.
" oamville Wins Second Place Lar^e Crowds Attend Tour
i nament ce * Lar » e A-rowas /\nena i our
Ud N rl:? ict basketball championship was won by the Plen
UorT' i . °®l team with comparative ease at the Farmer
! ^—_ ^nple in th is city Thursday and Friday of last week, Bain
'*ville winning second honors.
mte ppK in t>
w-anfcjturria . . °P* ar 's basketball
piöMp .• m ght took the cham
or M nortK ^ s f ubdb< îtrict tournäment
fast \ ob - rattern district from the
Î 0 inn in h e ' by a score of 17
iiWWvAJ , in the last
Mth C row Wolt P0int
scored only
■E1DLER interred
P home in IOWA
The {
furred afefi °J: ^ rs * Leo Zeidler oc
II SatuYv U J? heum at U o'clock
when T' . e theatre was pack
c °ftin * AST?® 8 commenced. The
^agnificerti-i 6 , n the numerous and
, fcv. PaL 0 n>p 0ffe i rings -
Jo ^phs cL- R° urke of the St.
*5^? praü lc church said the op
of the cJl Clifford, pastor
Mrs.X e i Ratl0Ra ^ church of
hvered the was a member, de
' on m honor of the
bating Veral, the coffin eon
wife T y rema ins of the de
die afteml f no . tber * was placed
e , to Rockwix wn and transport
s '.' 1 'hildhood a ' i. her birth P lace
Zerred i n tWrM wbere she
'«metery thereV * 8011 lots »
S^mpaniedkv î be (lead lady's sons
Place. T ams their final
' I
in a
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*. . Washington, Feb. 20.-Declar- •
* Jl lg tbat the . spr f ad of u the R® *
, a, Vj ° th ®[ I ? lob move - *
- St iTnîïïf «i f illiteracy and *
federal fund to aid *
j* T? remedying the illit- 1,1
i* Priems. The measure *
* P H H s f . appro ' *
* p • ^4000.000 for the next *
' y ears - *
* * * *_* ******* *
The Parent-Teachers' Association!
will meet in regular session on fh
day evening of this week Februarv '
24tb - The meeting will be 'held at the
Orpheum Theatre instead tL
charged to all who attend^ J?
cnargea to all who attend. The pro
CH » jn'house
t it
seeks to bring up to modern stand
a rds the child labor law for the Dis
trict which was enacted 20 years ago.
The large hall was crowded to the
limit during most of the games and
the last night of the tournament
the hall was filled to overflowing, and
enthusiasm reached its peak over the
championship game.
The games were cleanly played
throughout and the boys proved them
selves to be good sportsmen, whether
they won or lost. The fouling which
occurred was mostlv technical and this
was kept to a minimum by the eagle
eye of the referee and umpire, who
let no fouls slip by without a penalty
or foul if seen.
The results of the games played
were as fololws:
Culbertson 21, Froid 24.
Outlook 16, Plentywood 29.
Westby 20, Bainrtlle 39.
Culbertson 29, Outlook 20.
Plentywood 34, Froid 14.
Westby 14, Culbertson 34.
Bainville 38, Scobey 28.
Scohe^ 17, Froid 33.
Plentywood 58, ainville 29.
The composition of the AlhStar
team was Robert Z eut 1er, »
right forward; A Walker Froid left
forward; Gibson Zeidler, Plywood,
center and captain; Leroy '
Plentywood, right guard; Manning,
Culbertson, left fcuard
The second best All-Star team was
composed of the following; Pugh,
Scobey, forward; Reider, Froid, for
ward; Homme, Outlook, center; Max
am, Culbertson, guard; Weinnch,
Bainville, guard.
The tournamnet was a huge suc
from every standpoint and the
students participating in the games
showed a sportsmanlike manner thru
out that was a boon to clean athletic

Wheeler and Walsh Put Poison Power Steal Thru
Senate Over Resistance of Senator LaFollette
ClTlinittU UiniT
üA 1 UKÜA 1 JN 1 U U l
Basketball Game Between Fast North
Dakota Team and PlentywooLi Will
Be Followed By Da m *'
Tomorrow (Saturday) night, the
D ; } J 6 *? wil1
J"®® 1 tbe lo ^ al . team at the Farmer-j
i'±l r T em 1 I)le ,n thls After ">e
dance. ^ are on a blg
The Arnegaard team defeated the
local hoopsters at Arnegaard, and the
locals sti11 feel the bitter sting of de
f ea t and are preparing to even up the
when they men the North Da.
season and are coming to Plentywood
wit h the idea of adding another scalp
to their long list of winning.
Zl Ä
Immediately'following the game,
a big dance with White's orchestra 1
furnishing the music, which guaran-1
antees a "'od time.
The local quintet has made a good
showing this year, but have fallen be
hind on finances and it is hoped that
the and
wil1 P ut tbem in the clear.
Many Dogs Found Dead;
WnA D 1* J
Work Or Poisoner Believed
a -
^ Several dogs have been found lying
^ ad in Plent y w o°d the past week,
tbe result of being poisoned by un
ver y fond of their pets.
Plentywood Doctor G^Chi
roprachc Honor from College
äm slrLmÄ s
^. a Y ^ . practic fraternity.
^ York is a graduate of the Palm
f Sch .™ 1 , of Chiropractic Davenport,
Ia -' Wlth degrees of doctor of chiro
practic and philosopher of chiroprac
Wolf Point.—The tests made at the
site of the Wolf Point bridge across
i the Missouri, at the point known as
: the Macon ferry, have been completed
! and are understood to be entirely sat
i isfactor y to tbe engineers. Sandstone
' or sba ^ e . was struck at all places
where piers or piling are contemplat
' ed. The depth at which foundation
1 matprial was found was slightly deep
j er tban expected, from 60 to 67 feet
I below the level of the ice, the dip be
ing to the north. Engineer Bailey
vey has returned to Helena.
Engineer Hart is making the sur
vey for the federal highway that will
connect the bridge with the Roose
velt highway on the north and the
Vida road on the south. The north
connection will be at the grade
ing a mile and a half east,
total distance to the bridge, counting
from the Sherman hotel will approxi
mate five and a half miles.
Bain ville, Feb. 20.—During the past
week plans for the new farmers' oil
station have been perfected and the
company will begin operations
soon as tanks and other
equipment arrives. At a meeting held
the past week Oscar Nelson was elect
ed president of the company, the
pose of which is to furnish oil _
S a fi.^° tractor °wmng farmers. Fred
Satter was elected vice president,
sec ^ tary > George
kf Tn^lrton F <3 directors,
?ll Jn g r F%mi+H - ?fJ71 y ' T ® eor ? e
v a Alb x T rt , ^^de,
Marshall ^ellott. Oscar Nelson and
Ä* 1 *
is ^I.OM and this stLZwiU hHi"
vided into four classes of shares the
shareholder to be allowed b t J ®
ghare each It has been decided ^
the new filling station will be run bv
chag Harmon ^ £* so „
bo th of this city.
Washington — (FP)—Total meat
production in the United States in
1927 was 16,872,000,000 pounds or
373,000,000 pounds less than* in
1926, says the annual estimate-re
port from the Ü. S. Department of
Special to Producers News.
Butte, Montana, February 22nd._
The Montana Power ably assisted
by the powerful lobby of the Stand
ard Oil Company and the Anocon
da Copper Company put over the
K i Ea ntic steal of the Flathead Pnw
er site. Monday, when the senate
ratified the work of the conference
committee in restoring that s€ction
to the Interior Appropriation bill
which was dinli „at«i from that bill
through the activities of the pro
S ress,v e members of the senate of
^oth parties under the able leader
teh,p .° 1? Senators DaFollette of Wis
ZdNarZZ Ne hr ask? DaR °>
ZJtofZcl men ae Wheeilr
Walsh of Montana, who are known
? Washington as Standard Oil and
Anaco "da Copper Mines senators,
80me times P üs,n g for Political pur
coherence and secure the appoint
of , a conference committee,
* he conference committee res tor
tne deleted clause and the bill
ta !VT. a R a,n - 7* ope tbe senate for
ratification of tbp ^Port ot the
conterence^ committee. Here again
ena rars Lal ollette and Frazier
L° U u 1 the rat,flcatl ®" Wlth their i
Norri««f tl S 0 Kr all l abl Y b y |
No, iif nlw ebr K S .H t S T ye , 1
.,!* ... tbe ,j on , taaa
i PP< ' bPnat °rs with the aid of the ■
• P u ! bng . by tbe 8 reat power
J* 1 i V tere f 1 f s ' wer ® able
0 bll11 , ^ ru , I the . senate m the
^ hd K-n° f their Montana masters.
... nS p sto<kh olders of the
Montana Power, of Butte, however,
d f " r ,h lor Z™ * meanS
mas ] t ; nK ^ t j, Montana senator« is
" greatest mLiîLtïtîn«!
"f pîonrietoKhin in Tlnke? S It«
J* Drojinctorship in United States
Sena . tors . ,aad »deneuments ever oc
curnng in the history of the United
States senate. Walsh and Wheeler
were led up to slaughter in behalf
of the Montana Copper interest in
spite of their pitiful protests and
wails .
The open support of the Poison
power site steals bv Wheeler and
Walsh as predicted bv the Produc
ers News has resulted in astonish
ment and complete disillusionment
to thousands of previously ardent
supporters of the Montana senators
and a state wide prestige for that
It is said that even the lips of
EH. Manson, former secretary of
the Montana State Federation of
Labor and editor of the practically
defunct Searchlight, a paper financ
ed by Senator Wheeler are sealed.
There are two big auction sales
coming up; one is advertised in
this week's Producers News and
the other will appear in next week's
One is the sale of Ole Gallands'
at his farm south of Outlook, Mon
day, March 5th. where and _ when
having leased his farm he will sell
all his household furniture and his
entire farm equipment—it will be a
big sale, worth going to. Terms are
('ash. Col. R. W. Ruegsegger will
be the auctioneer and Frank Koes
ter will be the clerk—see ad in this
issue and remember the date.
The other is the sale of Carl
Sather, which will occur Saturday,
March 10th, on the old Westling
place near Westby, when he will
sell his entire farm equipment. The
terms will be cash. There will be a
free lunch at noon. E. C. Ferguson
ed! cry the sale and Emmet Haw
baker will clerk. The sale is a big
one, Sather says that his farm is
also for sale. Watch for ad and
Thursday, February 23, 1928
Dark Northren -
Winter Wheat —
Amber Durum -
Mixed Durum
Flax, per bu.
Rye, per bu.
Creamery Butter
Dairy Butter —
Eggs, per doz. ..
.... 1.83
On Wednesday, February 15, Wil
Ham Hass and his charming bride re
turned from their honeymoon trip in
j Minnesota. They anticipated that a
1™°^ °f tbeir fr *ends would be at the-;
I giving^ thern^the* slip thtTtime
b ". *_ ^ ^stead of Vo^ne to Outlook
th^Crll o the groom's° brother
i B[un " Ha SS .to mee* them at Ray-1
i'The bride ZfZZ
nervous and self conscioSs as^ thev
j emerged from the train where they
were K met bv ° Br ™ 0 X le7the blush*
j bon anza farm of thegroom a few
j m ïïes away.
X he weither being cold when the
| newlyweds arrived the friends delay
e( j tbe charivari until conditions were
! more favorable.
Surprise Party Sunday Night
Host of Friends and Neighbors Con
gregate to Greet Them in the Good
Old Fashioned Way—BrilJe and
Groom Prove Royal Entertainers—
Neighbors Dance Until Daylight.
night, February 19th the
inevitable charivari occurred A* host
of friends from the Outlook and Ray- !
Tnond territory, people who have been 1
neighbors since pioneer days, equipped
with cowbells, tin pans and other in
struments of torture gathered at the
farm home at the Hass brothers'
ranch and procedeed to créât a din.
Shortly the groom and his chaming
the refreshments while those remain-i
ing behind laved to rpmmrino- +Uo i
SHER1DAN county
^ ew Members at Next Meeting—lings
Membership Drive Going Over Big.
. F •, evenin „ Fehrnarv 17th the
! Si ?
Progressive Farmers Council at Out
i *® ok initla t e d 18 new members. After
the imtiatlon and the routine business
was dls P° sed of, a social program
! Y as ? arned out - . Later in th e evening,
I dancing was enjoyed, also several
f able ® were en g a S ed ih card playing,
Lu ^ h .!? n was se f ved at midnight. '
. Visiting members were present
froiT ! l Arcber > Raymond and Plenty
W00 ?: Ever y one attending the
meeting reported enjoying themselves
J? tbe fuPe ft exte Tj' . Dancing con
blr *ued until three o clock in the morn
The officers- of the Outlook Coun
cil state that there will be another
big class to initate at the next meet
ing of twenty or more.
The Outlook Council at the present
time is leading in the present mem
bership drive.
The Westby Council is the youngest
Council in this county as it was oniy
organized about a month ago. Many
new members are scheduled to be in
itiated at the next meeting when at
least fifteen or twenty candidates will
take the obligation.
Westby Council
The McElroy Council is also report
ing that there is much enthusiasm in
that section, as many new members
have made applications to join and
will be intiated at the next meeting,
Comertown Council
The Council at Comertown which
has always been one of the leading
councils in the county is reporting
that they have a good sized class to
Raymond Council
Many new members will be initiat
e( j i n the Raymond council at the next
meeting, as one of the members put
J it the other day; "We cannot let Out
look council get too far ahead of us."
initiate at the next meeting. Mem
bers of this council say that as soon
as the roads get so that they can trav
el by car they are planning a big o
cial event that is always a big suc
cess in that council.
The Raymnod council turned out in a
body last Tuesday to attend the funer
al of their brother member, Ole Bjurk
- Plentywood Council
The membership drive of the Plen
tywood council is going ahead with a
bang. All members are going their
best as they are expecting to initiate
the largest class that has ever been
initiated in Sheridan county at the
next meeting. The whole member
ship of this council is looking for
ward to this meeting with great in
terest. A very interesting and im
pressive initiating program will\ be
given in full at that time.
Battleson Co. Hardware
And Garage Completely
Destroyed Wednesday
f Started In Unknown Manner in Back Room of Work
Shoo at Half Past Six 23 Cars Burned I rvt* Hnw
£ P \ „ .T , , , S Burned—Loss Hug
covered By About 50 Per Cent Insurance.
Th H H (" ...
T THe , red dem0n fire a S am Visited Scobey, the county seat of
Daniel T S , C0Un ^' Wednesday night about half past six, when the
Battleson Hardware Store and Garage was completely de
f t,0yed by * ire - "taillng a loss of over $60.000. The loss was
?- S f ? 18 re P orted that was only covered by insurance in
a00Ut flfty pei * CGllt of the value Twenty-three most of them
P,e "'ywood Implement
c °7r y T Ho . ,dss rr .

The Plentywood Implement Com
P an Y be ld a very successfuul tractor
! , sch ° o1 at the Farmer-Labor Temple
last Saturd ay afternoon. About 100
tractor owne i"s and prospects were
I present.
Mr. Moe, from the factory, conduct
ed tbe school in
ner ' bis main troub le being to be able
putbi ® time , ™ in the discussion
of P arts there bemg so few parts to
a ™ hr V, Deer o t 5, act ? r , to explain.
^ r ' Carroll, the John Deere block
man V as abs0 P resent to aid when re
Youn K Mr. Shirthff of the Outlook
countr y said that he didn t know any
f5 s f ^ ho co , ul( . i stay to take m the en '
tertamment in the evening. .
ticlpates several sales as a result of
J. ^ by and son Burton
1 =
held Saturday and Sunday.
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North Dakota Non-Partisans
Nominate Full State Ticket
Constructive Platform Adopted Demanding the Extension of
State Banks of North Dakota, and Building of More Term
inal Elevators Inside State Border—Frazier Endorsed—
Farmer-Labor Ticket Will Be Filed If Nonpartisans Lose In
Farmer-Labor Press Service
The North Dakota Nonpartisans have for the seventh consecu
tive time met in convention and endorsed a slate of candidates to
participate in the Republican primaries in June,
As was expected Senator Lynn J. Frazier was unanimously en
dorsed for re-election. It was just 12 years before that Mr. Fra
zier was called from the plow to lead the Nonpartisan League
I wees as candidate for Governor. Since then Frazier has served
as Governor of th estate and as U. S. Senator. In October, 1921,
he was the victim of the
election instigated by the ene
mies of the industrial program
of the Nonpartisan League and
was defeated by R. A. Nestos of
Minot. In 1922, however, the
good folks of North Dakota re
pented and sent Frazier to the
U. S. Senate.
Strong Ticket Named at Bismarck
A strong ticket was named by the
Nonpartisans at their recent Bismarck
convention. It is generally admitted
that it is the best ticket that has
ever been placed in the field by the
progressive forces of the Flickertail
state. T. H. Thoreson, of Dunn Cen
ter was endorsed fo Grovernor, over
Lieutenant Governor Walter Maddock
of Plaza. Thoreson is considered a
strong man. He is at present state
tax commissioner, having been ap
pointed to that position by Governor
A, G. Sortie. Obviously Mr. Thore
son has the Sorlie support, but he is
equally strong with the supporters of
Senator Frazier,
The candidates named for the office
of Attomev General and Commission
er of Agriculture and Labor are well
known and capable men.
Langer, former attorney general of
the state, was endorsed for that of
fice, and C. A. Fisher, present state
treasurer was endorsed for commis
sioner of agriculture and labor. These
(Continued on Uaat Page)
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left for the night. It started in the
workshop and quickly spread to the
entire building. There were several
explosions when the fire reached the
R a s tanks on the cars throwing burn
ing gas to all parts of the garage.
There was much combustible materials
in the hardware which contrib
,new, went up in the smoke.
uted to the fury of the flames.
The fire department responded
quickly, but owing to the fact that
the hydrants were found to be frozen
solid they were unable to do much
until after it and the water mains had
been thawed out, though they did
what they could with the chemicals
until the supply was exhausted.
way, just as soon as the weather will
Zing sorted there a numbel of
ä Äir aAS
aawjä . t
/mendous loss and continue in business.
Williston Voters Turn
Down Proposal to Sell
Local Power System
Williston.—The proposal to sell the
local electrical distributing system to
the Montana-Dakol i Power Co.
defeated by 299 votes in the largest
total vote nev cast in Williston.
Antelope City Team
Challenges Plentywood
A challenged has been received by
the Plentywood City Basketball team
from Antelope, whereby that team
agrees to play Plentywood on a 50-50
basis or winner take all.
The challenge has been accepted by
the local quintet and the terms will
he winner take all.
The game will be played at the
Farmer-Labor Temple Wednesday,
February 29th, beginning at 8:00
The Antelope team will come load
ed for bear and some dark horses are
said to be in their lineup, who have
more than ordinary reputations in the
basketball world.
A good crowd will no doubt turn
out to see the ancient opponents in
action, as a great deal of sport fol
lows their well known feuds In bas
ket ball for years gone by.
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