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Senat or Wals h Wa xes Dum b in Presen ce of Standard Oil Magnate
Montana Senator Awkward and Butter-Fingered When Stew
art Refuses to Testify and Trembles in Face of Nabob of
Gold as Great Mafiffa Explodes in Terrible Wrath.
Washington — (FP)— Big business in the person of Robert W.
Stewart, chairman of the board of Standard Oil of Indiana, faced
the senate public lands committee last week for a round of bluff
bullying and sleek sneering at these elected agents of
- —*ereign states.
School Put On Under Auspices of
the Kavon Garage At Orpheum
Theatre Friday and Saturday Very
Interesting and Instructive.
The widely advertised Rumely
Oil Pull Tractor School occurred at
the Orpheum Theatre last Friday
and Saturday as per schedule. A
throng of farmers attended from
all parts of the county. The school
was very interesting and instructive
and made a lot of sentiment for the
Rumely Oil Pull Tractor and the
Rumely combine harvester and
thresher; which will no doubt
suit in a lot of sales for those im
There was an interesting pro
gram of speakers and moving pic
iure demoutrations. * The speaker
for the first 'Jay was B. C. Tar pie,
toe Rumely general traveler: on
toe second day wias J. J. McCutch
eon. assistant manager of this dis
ll** °f the Rumely organization.
He lectured on combines and sep
srators. G. N. Malmo, district man
a ^er of the Fargo branch attended
and made some remarks; it was the
5* s< toool that he had attended
nis year. He was much pleased.
f ,he P'fture shows came in the
afternoon and was the cause of in
creased attendance. The audience
was taken through the factories by
Pictures an l ;l the different imple
™ en
B wer e shown at work by the
I nf 1 ?!. m ? anSi much to the pleasure
< ot the viewers.
I and *Be combine were
■ of fl xhl v t,on at a11 times in front
■ »♦£! j'°" Rara ^ e "here crowds
B gathered to look them
is to go on." He banged his fist
down on the table. "The senate has
not authorized you to insult me."
Sen. Walsh hastily suggested that
Cutting's statement should be with
drawn, and the younger man, blush
ing agreed. Stewart leaned back in
his chair, triumphant, while his bat
tery of counsel grinned in approval
of his smashing tactics. Half a dozen
senators paled before the blaze in
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wilf bas ket social and dance
yj be ¥ d at the Archer
„„ , - community
ervhS a ? turda y nfcH March 10. Ev
er > body is welcome.
Norway Labor Government Says
No Compromise With Capitalism
Brief Rule When Leaders Refuse Responsibility Under
onarchy—View of Workers' Interests Constantly in
mds °f the Representatives of Labor.
***shnrf°r 80 . vern ™ent of Norway
0a CarV^ d - , U Came int0 being
ruary " and Passed out on Feb
will rernnL* Cid s i taa bon in Norway
time. The ! c niU r? e(1 for some little
> ^ by forme w bbcral ministry head
! l M «wlnckTwin T mier Johan Ludwi S
I boe - Them bave a hard row to
one-fifth nf fu barty possesses only
I »epan °Li he members of the Nor
•kpeml un,J ament . a P d W H1 have
apport , op P° sltion parties .
i At the <r P ni er , to , sta y on the job.
W last the j e ?" a l election on October
hiding the fontes Norway in
kts, elected ",^ clallsts , and Commun
Jt-Thic vl" men, °ers to parlia
I S 8 ® 40 percent^?!? ts a h ï tle more
toat bodv 'in! ^ tbe membership of
str °n(ïeq in , r ary tis b y far -the
rv.n , Parliament.
.The ohi Ca ,S Ijahor to Power.
1 on Tnü Serv ative ministry
I not naa 7 28 > realizing that
strontrlv ° * ° n w ^ b a parlia
The K ^ 0p ^ sed to its continu
ed of the i..i S thereupon asked the
a .Ministry Ti? r P ar î y K rou P to form
are strong ead ers of the party
Pftby opposé c °mmunist in sym
ety of eovprn' SUI Y lnR tbe responsi
' ch L However! 1 Und - er - the mon
P°, U P decided ^v. the . ma J° nt y of the
y y C - Horn*« ï Cl T lse and accord
I SS*""? Vo' tthe ParUament.
J*° w er than ^v.1laborites assumed
Instead ma ? e kn0WT1 their
Ca Pitalkm .?f. compromising
n ne by the c^ a - S J b 18 charged was
J anting i n c w ci , a ls t ministries
L *Ä'« of Stauning
Jtod. the NomL Mc P ona,d in Eng
•ttneed that ît e ^ an labor party an
^dection nrL W ° U d adher e to
(c °ntiifuwf ram and str i ve
u nue<J on page Five)
organize a min
rso such spectacle of the arrogance
ot organized private wealth toward
orgamzed society in America had ev
er before been staged in Washington,
• turns capoling, rebuking, pound
mg the table and shouting his pre
tended anger or sense of insult, the
burly dictator of Standard of Indiana
tell what he knew of the
$3,000,000 corruption fund raised by
the joint action of himself, Harry
Sinclair, H. M. Blackmer of the Mid
west Refining Co., and the other con
Arrogance of Wealth
. . . ,, ,
spirators in the naval oil lands scan
da '*
Sen. Walsh of Montana proved awk
ward and butter-fingered. Bratton of
New Mexico and Nye of North Dako
ta asked the most definite questions
which forced Stewart repeatedly to
decline to answer. Finally, the new
est member of the senate, Cutting of
New Mexico, touched off the fears of
the oil king in a grand explosion of
Cutting, in a series of questions,
led Stewart to show that he knew all
about the sale of oil which created the
$3,000,000 seciet Fund at the expense
of the actual oil companies. Then
Stewart began blank denials of know
ing why he had been unable to buy
this oil for his own concern, while a
fake corporation, which he himself
joined in guarantying, had been able
to buy it at $1.50 and sell it immedi
ately to his group at $1.75. The New
Mexico senator ventured to say that
this last part of Stewart's testimony
was hard to believe. He even re
marked that it was, of course, pos
sible for the committee to assume that
Stewart was committing perjury.
"I say thats' an insult," yelled Stew
art, in carefully calculated bluster. "I
shall leave the room instantly if that
Four Auction sales are being
published in this week's issue of the
Producers News. Anyone wishing
farm machinery, horses or cows will
do well to read them over and at
tend the sales as no doubt many
bargains will be had.
Carl Sather is holding a sale at
the Westling farm, one-half-mile
north of Westby on Saturday, March
10th, with a full line of farm ma
chinery and horses and cattle. Ed.
Ferguson is the auctioneer.
On Saturday, March 10th, M. E.
Lerbeck will hold a sale at his farm,
2 miles south and Vi mile west of
Dooley. This is a big sale and car
ries about everything used about a
farm, and all kinds of poultry,
horses and cfattle. J. Franc Murray
will cry the sale.
Mrs. Joe Wirtz will hold an auc
tion sale at the Wirtz farm, V/t
mile north and 1 miles west of Out
look on Monday, March 12th. She
has a full line of farm machinery,
horses and cattle and many kinds of
poultry. R. W. Ruegsegger will cry
the sale.
The Ole Galen sale will be held
at the farm, one-half mile south and
one mile east of Outlook, on Mon
day, March 5th, and is a big sale,
including all farm machinery, har
ness, horses, household goods and
miscellaneous articles. R. W. Rueg
segger will cry the sale.
Remember the dates and look ov
the big ads in this issue of the
Producers News. It will pay you.
Nels Nelson and George Copeland
of the Raymond country were in
county seat Saturday on business.
[)f QlSOfl tO Drill Oil Well Oil
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Plentywood-Redstone Holdings
Jokesters Steal
Antelope Car
Roy Dahl of Antelope accompanied
by a lady friends drove to Plenty
| wood Saturday evening to attend the
I dance at the Farmer-Labor Temple in
his Chevrolet Coupe. He parked his
j car on the street near the hall. When
he came to go home his car was mi&s
ing and could not be located any
where. He notified the sheriff and
the city police who made a rapid
search. The sheriff got in touch with
everyone possible to be on the look
out for the car. No one seemed to
he able to locate the car or find any
trace of it.
; Roy Dahl and his lady had to hire
! a car to take them home,
, The next morning the missing ca:
was found in Antelope near the lum
! her yard, in good condition and coid.
Evidently someone with more humor
than good sense had purloined the car
as a joke to annoy the young people,
and maybe to get home easy them
selves. However if the party had
been caught he would have to defend
himself on a charge of car stealing
which would not have been so funny.
The party who pulled the joke may
yet be prosecuted if the officers dis
cover who it is.
The bachelors bungalow, a small
cottage, two doors north of the Farm
er-Labor Temple was damaged slight
ly by a small blaze which occurred
Saturday, afternoon about half past
three. It was the result of an over
heated stove. One of the roomers put
some coal in the stove, then went in
to another room, and while he was ab
sent, the walls took fire but had not
made much headway. A pail or two
of water being handy the flames were
quickly extinguished. The damage is
estimated at about $75.00.
Mrs. Nick Rueter experienced a
painful accident last Saturday when
she severely sprained her ankle, caus
ing her considerable pain. She was
walking along the icy streets when
she slipped and fell to the ground,
wrenching the ankle someway badly.
She had to be helped up and assisted
to her home, where she was confined
to her bed for a couple of days. She
is limping about now but the ankle
is injproving satisfactorily.
Wednesday evening the Plentywood
City basketball team and Antelope
City team locked horns at the Farm
er-Labor Temple, Plentywood win
ning by a score of 21 to 13.
The Antelope players put up a
strong game and had the local men
fighting for every point they made.
The Antelope boys are not satisfied
with their defeat at this time, how
ever, and will again play Plentywood
March 9th, after getting some
practice and working out new plays,
which their recent organization did
not allow time to bring up to the
finest point.
Bettie Reinertson, the six year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rein
ertson of Dooley, while swinging dur
ing recess at the McLain school house
Tuesday forenoon, fell from the swing
head foremost, striking the top of her
head onto the frozen ground, render
ing her unconscious.
The teacher and children, after try
ing to bring the unfortunate lassie
back to consciousness, sent word
the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Art
McLean, where the child was later
taken and another effort made
restore consciousness while her
ents were notified 1 .
Upon the arrival of Mr. and Mrs.
Reinertson, the litle girl still being
unconscious, they took her in a car
to Plentywood and the Sheridan Coun
ty Memorial Hospital, where Dr.
Campbell was called.
Upon examination the physician
pronounced that the skull had been
fractured. After some work the
tle girl was restored to consciousness
and is now recovering slowly from
an injury that came within an hair
of taking her life.
Much Leasing Has Been Done
and Four Geologists Have
Passed Judgment on Local
Structure—Fargo People In
terested in Local Develop
Dr.David Eugene Olson in a let
ter to O. B. >%lson. Fiscal Agent
for the Plentywood-Redstone Hold
ing Company, stated that he is in
Kalispell arranging to do some geo
logical work for some of the large
oil companies there and after this
work is completed, he will return
to Plentywood and work in thia
Dr. Olson is making arrangements
to drill a well on this Company's
holding that will
.being here a co.r
The Plentywoé
ing Company is also negotiating
with Fargo, NoTth Dakota people
and California operators for other
wells to be drilled on their hold
It is very encouraging to local
people that there has been so much
effective work done toward devel
oping the Northeastern Montana
Much leasing and work has been
done heretofore and also four dif
ferent geologists have made favor
able reports on the structure but
this is the first real show of acti
vity ever evidenced in this territory.
prahle time.
Xeidstone Hold
John Collier Says Lease Opens
Door for Two Hundred
Million Dollar Steal.
Washington — (FP) — By adop
tion of the conference report on the
Interior Department appropriation
bill, February 21, the Senate finally
agreed to permit the Federal Power
Commission to lease the great pow
er site on the Flathead Indian Res
ervation in western Montana to the
highest bidder.
Senator R. M. LaFollette, Jr.,
stubbornly fought the adoption of
the report, on the ground that the
commission would probably lease
the power site to the Montana Pow
er Company on terms which would
not be fair to the Indians who own
it. Senator Wheeler, defending the
proposed lease, tdeclared that a riv
al of the Montana Power Company
had promised to bid $1.12 per horse
power for the stipulated develop
ment of 100,000 horsepower. The
Montana Power Company had of
fered $1 per horsepower.
Wheeler declared that he would
have been glad to vote for govern
ment development of the power,
but that there was no possibility of
securing such action and meanwhile
the Indians needed the income from
this resource.
John Collier, secretary of the In
dian Rights Association, has de
nounced the leasing scheme on the
ground that the power is worth
$200,000,000 more than the Montana
Power Company would pay for it
during the fifty year period of the
proposed lease.
Mrs. Charles Dahlin and son Don
aid left for their home at Havre Tues
day, after spending several days vis
iting relatives and friends. They
were accompanied home by Mrs. Ray
White who will visit friends in Havre
for a few days.
to -—'
Thursday, March 1, 1928
Dark Northern —
Winter Wheat —
Amber Durum —
Mixed Durum -—
Flax ..
Hye, per bu.
Barley _
Creamery Butter
Dairy Butter ..
Eggs, per doz. ..
..... 1.04
_ 1.83
Morris Plaisance is
Fined for Speeding
Morris Plaisance, salesman at the
Lang garage, who was arrested the
first of the week by the city authori
ties for speeding and reckless driving
in the streets of Plentywood, was ar
raigned Wednesday before Police
Magistrate Wheeler, when he pleaded
guilty and the judge assessed a fine
against him in the sum of $20 and
costs. It is said that Plaisance had
been a habitual offender and had
ben notified several times by the po
lice to no avail.
The city authorities announce that
the traffic laws are going to he en
forced to the letter and from now on,
and that there are some others that
are likely to be introduced to his
Honor shortly if they do not mend
their ways. The city officials remem
ber the death of a school girl that
occurred as the result of an accident
in the streets the results of the vio
lations of the traffic laws and the
toleration thereof and have determin
ed that there will be no more such
sacrifices if they can help it.
Only a few days ago Donald Moore
was run into by a reckless driver and
his leg broken, the driver not even
disclosing his identity but kept on
going, putting the expense of the ac
cident on the parents of the injured
Louis Mehl, young farmers resid
ing on the Blue Trail about ten miles
east of Plentywood, who has been suf
fering for some time with an injured
and infected eye, and who has been
at the Sheridan County Memorial
Hospital for several days having the
same treated, left the hospital last
Friday and returned to his home
the farm, the injured organ still un
der a bandage.
Antelope won by a two to one de
cision over Bainville in a district high
school debate at Antelope last Mon
day evening.
This was an Interscholastic debate,
Louise Adams and Delmar of Bain
ville taking the affirmative and
Blanche Glaze and Anne Powney of
Antelope, the negative. Miss Arna
Njaa, Howard Lewis and Earle A.
Clifford, all of Plentywood, were the
The Annual High School Declama
tion contest was held at the Orpheum
on Friday evening, February 24th, in
conjunction with the regular meeting
of the Parent-Teachers' Association.
Six contestants took part in the con
test and every one did his part real
well in fact so well that it was more
or less of a difficult task to pick the
winners. First place, however, was
given to Clara Onstad and second
honors to Clarabel Malcolm- *> Third
place was given Miss Verna Smith.
The other contestants were Leland
McNulty, Charles Johnson and Lillian
Ermatinger. A much larger audience
listened to the contest this year than
that of last year. It is hoped that the
next year's contest will bring forth
a still larger number of interested
persons. Musical numbers by Misses
Scott and Njaa and also by the girls'
glee club were enjoyed.
Mrs. Edward Severson of
Flaxville at Local Hospital
Mrs. Edward Severson of Flaxville
was brought to Plentywood on Wed
nesday afternoons' train from the
west on a stretcher and taken imme
diately to the Sheridan County Me
morial Hospital where she will receive
medical attention. Mrs. Severson has
been ailing for sometime and the doc
tors say that an operation will in all
likelihood be necessary.
The Gorgia Troubadours high class
colored Musical company of ladies and
gentlemen, twelve in all will play at
the Raymond Hall next Wednesday,
March 7th. There will be a dance af
ter the show. The show is said to be
a very good one.
Republican "Old Guard" Cheer the "Little Corporal" At Cap
ital Where Widely Attended Banquet Is Given In His Hon
or, Where Grizzled Field Marshal Greet "La Emperor.
By P. J. Wallace
Great Falls, March 1.—The Hon. Joseph Dixon again holds the
center of the political stage. He is campaigning with all the
adroitness of a master actor and tactician. In Butte he marched
on the stage of the Parkway theatre while the band played the
Star Spangled Banner and the crowd roared back a welcome that
shook the rafters. He told about*
the struggles of George Wash
ington and his ragged soldiers at Val
ley Forge, with their feet bleeding in
the snow, in such a manner that the
suggestion of Dixon fighting the giant
Anaconda percolated into the minds of
the audience.
His Head Bloody
As the master actor on the plat
form sketched the life of the father
of his country th egreat audience
could not help visualizing the form of
another man fighting the battles of
the average citizen in the state capi
tal—"His head bloody" in the fray.
It was a masterpiece of suggestion—
a method if effective
that no other Montana politician could
duplicate. Next day there was a pil
grimage of people to Mr. Dixon's suite
of rooms at the Finlen Hotel, begging,
yes imploring, him to run for gover
nor of the state. They found their
Moses to lead them out of the wilder
ness presided over by senatorial and
gubernatorial robots into the promis
ed land of independent government.
Mr, Dixon left for Helena immensely
pleased but still assuming the pose of
a martyr with becoming dignity.
In Helena
In the capital city he was met by
prominent republicans from nearby
cities. There was a pleased expres
sion on their faces. There was a lith
ness of step and a feeling aboard
amongst them that their leader had
returned from Elba and was ready t<r
lead their hosts to victory.
At once the Dixon festivities at the
Placer became the talk of the city and
office holders of every political hue
began to speculate whether Dixon
(Continued on page Eight)
Plentywood Wins Second Place
At District Basketball Tourney
Defeat Wolf Point By Score of 29 to 23 But Lose to Poplar
By Score of 24 to 15—Boys Apparently Have Off Night—
Gunther Chose Captain and Guard of All District Team.
The final basketball tournament of the Northeastern District
was held at Poplar last Friday and Saturday, Poplar winning first
place and Plentywood second. The games were hard fought ex
hibitions and were witnessed by packed houses.
«sic«««« *««««««
* Washington, Feb. 27.—Having *
* completed its lengthy hearings on *
* the difficult question of farm re- •
* lief legislation today, the house *
* (agriculture committee plans to ♦
* begin executive sessions on March *
* 5 to draft a bill. The executive *
* sessions are exported to last only *
* a few days and members of the *
* committee predicted that
* bill would be reported to the *
* house March 12. *
bill *
* ♦
Louise Curtin Victim
of Ruptured Appendix
Louise Caroline Curtin, the little
six year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Curtin was taken seriously
il at the Curtin home last Monday
night, suffering severe pains in her
abdomen. After suffering all night,
Dr. Robb was called and upon exam
ination discovered that the little girl
was stricken with an attack of acute
appendicitis. The girl was hurried to
the Sheridan County Memorial Hospi
tal where she was operated upon at
once by Dr. Robb, when he found that
the appendix had bursted and that
gangrene had set in.
The operation was successful, and
the little girl seems to be slowly re
1 covering.
Aspelund Announces Honor System
Will Be Employed In Towns As
Well As In Rural Districts This
All office arrangements and pre
liminary details relative to the 1928 „*
assessment season* which will »pen
Monday, March 5« have been com
Lists will be mailed property own
ers, who are requested to report
ownership of property they have in
their possession at noon. March 5.
Any doubtful report will be inves
With each assessment list you
will find a letter of instructions.
Read them carefully before filling
our your assessment list. Any one
having property to be assessed that
do not receive an assessment list
should notify this office at once, so
we can send them a list and have
their property assessed.
Now, lets all work together and
have everyone fill out their assess
ments at once and return. Do not
lay your list aside and forget about
it, by so doing you delay the work
at this office.
Sheridan County Assessor.
The final basketball tournament of
the Northeastern district was held at
Poplar last Friday and Saturday,
Poplar winning first place and Plenty
wood second.
Four Teams Entered
There were four teams entered,
having won the right to enter bv be
ing the two highest ranking teams of
the sub-district tournaments held at
Plentywood and Malta a week earlier.
The teams entered were: Poplar, Plen
tywood, Wolf Point and Bainville.
The tournament scores were:
Friday Evening
Poplar 38—Bainville 23.
Plentywood 29—Wolf Point 23.
Saturday Evening
Wolf Point 35—Bainville 16.
Poplar 24—Plentywood 15.
The second game of Saturday even
ing would have been a much better
and more evenly matched game had
the Plentywood team been playing
true to form. In fact we rather ques
tion if the outcome would not have
been entirely different. By winning
this game the Poplar team is entitled
to represent this district in the state
tournament to be held at Butte this
In the choosing of the all district
basketball team, the position of guard
and captain of the first team was
given to Leroy Guenther of Plenty
wood. Gibson Zeidler was given the
center position and captain's position
th^second team.
A special train was arranged for to
bring the players and those who went
to Poplar to witness the games.
There were about fifty enthusiastic
spectators present to cheer for the
Plentywood team.

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