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Progressive Farmers News
Westby Council P. F. of A.
Breaks All Records in Big
Drive For Membership
Wednesday evening, March 14, the
Westby Council of the Progressive
Farmers initiated 45 candidates. This
is the largest class ever iniated at one
time by any Council in this county.
The Westby Council is the youngest
Council in this county, having been
organized about six weeks ago. -
looks like it will soon be one of the
largest councils in this county. Mem
bers say that never in the history of
farmer organizations have they ever
seen such enthusiasm and interest as
the farmers are showing in this move
^ ygjy interesting and impressive
initiation was carried out. Many vis
members were present from
Comertown and McElroy and every
one present reported a good time. Af
ter the initiation and business meeting
a social program was given and about
midnight a nice lunch was served by
the women members of the Westby
The officers of the organization
stated that many more farmers will be
initiated at the next meeting which
will be held in the near future.
NOTICE—Hereafter all classified
ads will be payable in advance. Our
regular rates are two cents per word.
A group of figures, as 320, would be
counted as one word. Count the num
ber of words in your ad and multiply
by two cents which will give you the
price for one week. If you wish to
run your ad for more than one week,
multiply this by the number of weeks
the ad will run.
YOUNG COUPLE raised on the farm
wound like to rent or farm on
shares, or work by the month. Write
Box 452, Plentywood.
DR. M. E. FINNEMAN, the famous
eye specialist, will be at the Plen
tywood Hotel, Saturday and Sun
day, March 17th and 18th, at Red
stone March 19th, between trains.
FARMS FOR SALE—320 acre Sher
idan County farm, 12 miles south of
Plentywood. Over x k in cultivation,
nearly all good land; small build
Also 320 acre farm Vk miles from
Archer, Sheridan county, 50 acres in
cultivation; nearly new 5 room bun
galow, large hip roofed bam. Build
ings worth $6000.
Will sell either farm at $10 per
acre, $1.00 per acre cash, balance
easy terms.
E. J. CORK1N, 448
Nat. Bldg., Omaha, Nebr.
FOR SALE—Some well-broke horses.
Will trade for cattle. M. H. Fran
cis, Antelope, Mont.
FOR SALE—Double Disc Drill in
good condition for sale cheap. An
drew Christensen, Antelope. 50-t3
FOR SALE—Registered Reserve Flax,
$2.75 per bushel. Registered Mar
quis wheat, $1.75 per bushel. Nels
M. Olson, Outlook. 50-tf
SALE—Mrs. Clair Stoner, Plenty
wood, Mont.
MILL FEED, Bran and Shorts mixed,
$27.00 per ton bulk. $30.00 -• ton
sold in sacks. Lake Roller Mill,
Medicine Lake, Mont. 48-t4
FOR SALE—600 Bushels Pure Victory
Oats, 76 cents per bushel, cleaned.
Raised on new Sweet Clover land,
10 miles west of Plentywood. EG
THREE BU. No, 1 Wheat exchanged
Medicine Lake.
for 100 lbs. "Gold Band
Lake Roller Mill,
FOR SALE—House and lot two blocks
south of track on main street. C. J.
Carney, Glasgow, Mont.
FOR SALE—Two houses for sale. See
or write RAY LIVINGSTON, Plen
tywood, Mont.
FOR SALE—I have a new McCorm
ick-Deering 20 Double Disc Drill for
sale, seeded 125 acres. Will sell
cheap. Write or see George Carl
son, Dooley, Montana.
FOR SALE—Garnet Wheat, new Can
adian variety, early hard spring
wheat. Price $2.60 per bushel. Re
serve Flax, registered. $2.75 per
bushel. Registered Marquis Wheat
$2.00 per bushel. Sacks extra.
Plentywood, Montana.
EGGS—Pure Bred Buff Orpington
hatching eggs, 60 cents a dozen.
Mrs. Chris Willumsen, Dagmar,
BABY CHICKS—Pure bred Buff Or
pington, day old 15 cents each; two
weeks, 25c each. Mrs. O. N. Vance,
Medicine Lake.
BABY CHICKS from vigorous, nor
thern acclimated, BWD and TB
tested flocks. Reduced Prices. 100
per cent delivery. Special offer,
300 lots. Valker-Christensen, Mi
not, N. D. (44-12t)
FOR SALE— Purebred White Wyan
dotte setting eggs. $1.00 for 14.
, $6.25 for 100. See G. E. Bolster,
Plentywood- 49-t2
HATCHING EGGS from pedigreed S.
C. White Leghorn stock with trap
nest records, 260 to 286. Sire dams
record 317. 76c for 13. $6.00 per
100. Tom Brockley, Comertown,
BABY CHICKS—Fishel pure-bred
White Rocks $16 per 100 for April
and May delivery. Hatching eggs
$6.00 per 100. Mrs. Chas. Debring,
McCabe, Mont.
BABY dHlCKS, our own hatch. Day
old, postpaid, 100% delivery. Leg
horns, Anconas, Plymouth Rocks,
Orpingtons, Reds, Wyandottes, and
Brahmas, Illustrated circular free.
Bopp Hatchery, Fergus aFlls, Minn.
The Raymond Council met Friday
night at Raymond and iniated 27 new
members into the Progressive Farm
ers organization. The ceremony was
very impressive and greatly enjoyed
by the members who gathered from
™any dlf / er « nt Co uncilas well as the
Raymond Council. The Ra>m d
Council is putting on a huge drive fo
.new members to be taken into the
organization before April 1st.
.« rHFR miTNril
. The Archer Council held a box so
c, al a ?d 'lance at Archer last batur
day night, which residents of that
section claim to have been one of the
biggest affairs held there in recent
years. Dancing was enjoyed by the
large crowd and the baskets which
were many and well-filled went like
the proverbial hot cukes with the bid*
der s going their best to get their de
sired baskets. A jolly spirit filled the
participants at the entertainment and
the old-time spirit of good-will and
solidarity was never more manifest
at Archer than at this great social
A special business meeting was
held by the Outlook Council last Mon
day night, at which 7 candidates were
initiated into the Progressive Farmers
in a mysterious and impressive cere
mony, Various committees were ap
pointed for the ensuing year at this
meeting and other important business
A full
present. A program and social meet
ing is planned for March 30th, at
which one of those good times for
which Outlook is famous will be given.
Saturday everting, the McElroy lo
cal of the Progressive Farmers gave
an entertainment to invited guests at
-the school house. A house full to ov
erflowing listened to the following
Song, "Help It On
Reading, "Towser Must Be Tied To
night" - -
Accordion Solo •
By the P. F. C.
Mrs. Marian Taylor
Elmer Smith
Selmer EspelancJ
Almost Beyond Endur-
- Mrs. O. M. Lutnes
- Four Children
O, M. Lutnes
Marcella Taylor
Mrs. O. M. Lutnes
- By P. F. C.
Song, "Tho Workers
Violin Solo
Club Swinging
Song, "Upidee'
A play, "That Great Melon Case"—
Cast of Characters
Judge Addlepate
A. F. Taylor
Lawyer Reynard for Prosecution -
- - Selmer Espeland
Lawyer Bovine for Defence
M. D. Cooper
Ebenezer Wiggins, Defendant
Melvin Tayloi
O. M. Lutnes
Job Moses, Plaintiff
Hans Blauben, witness for prosecu
tion - - - Elmer Smith
Huldah Moses, wife of Job
- - - - Mrs, A. F. Taylor
Patience Jones, witness for Defence
.Alberta Taylor
Song, "Polly Wolly Doodle" - P. F. C.
After the program some time was
given to social chats and serving of
lunch. After lunch some guests de
parted, the rest remaining to dance.
If one may judge by the generous
applause which greeted the numbers
on the program and the compliment
ary remarks from various guests the
evening's entertainment was a suc
There will be a big initiation of
members into the Comertown Council
Saturday, March 24th. This will equal
the initiation in the Comertown local
last summer when the Council in the
comer of the county became the ban
ner one. People yet remember the
big chicken feed and the great time
at that memorable event. The High
School has been reserved for the com
ing event and members from all over
Ike county are invited. There will be
lots of entertainment and refresh
ments will be served. After the Goat
does his usual stunts there will be a
goat supper specially prepared. This
luscious event will fittingly cap the
climax of what is expected to be a big
Alturas, Cal., Mar. 12 (Autocaster)
—Cassie Turner, Indian girl, was
called before the white man's tribunal
to answer for the slaying of Robert
Declute. Her defense is that Declute,
after she had refused to marry him,
asked her to shoot him, and Jack
Sharp, attorney, announced he would
contend that Declute knew enough of
Indian psychology to realize that the
girl would comply with his strange
request with the same willingness as
she would give him a glass of water.
Oil is Cheaper than
new harness
The finest oil money can
bny is ridiculously cheap
compared to the cost of a
food set of harness.
is pare naatsfoot, with just
enough refined mineral oil
added to bring ont its fullest
Westland Oil Company
dam, proud in its resisting strength,
now lay pillars of concrete.
A region where once were
(Continued from page One)
was E. Locke, watchman at the South
ern California Edison power "switch
ing station."
Survivors from the camp told of
Locke running from cabin to cabin,
from tent to tent, warning the work
ers to flee. Scores of these were able
to save themselves, but Locke died.
Picture of Ruins
Black gleaming beetles of automo
biles, their arrogance and self-im
portance apparent, were dashing about
on the few roads that remained open.
Where a few hours ago were million»
of gallons of water was now a muddy
bottomed canyon. Where once was a
of carefully built homes, representing
the work and savings of little fami
lies for years, was now terrain of
faintly gleaming saffron slush, slime
and mud. As fliers looked at the gap
ing hole where the dam stood they
could see the trail of death and blast
ed hope, the mouth of the canyon
gaped like that of a colossal dragon
—that had just spat devastation on a
valley of contented people.
Central Pennsylvania
Miners Maintain Fight
Against New Slavery
By V. Andrulis, Federated Press
Cresson, Pa.—Pres. Wm. Hamilton
of the Cresson local union of miners
says all his people will fight through
to the end for union conditions.
"We got a total of $100 relief
from the United Mine Workers,"
Hamilton said. "That gave me, with
my 10 children and the old woman, $2.
Some families here got less. We are
also getting some help from tho
Pittsburgh relief committee but still
our people are hungry and our chii
dren barefoot. We can't send them
to school.
"We are not going baçk to the con- ;
dition of 40 years ago when we work
ed 14 hours a day in water and dirt
like slaves. There are a few scabs |
from other states. The picket line is
hampered by the injunction, you
Hamilton explained that the mine
is a mile inside the company proper
ty and outside no picket is allowed to
walk back and forth so that his only j
chance is to stand while the strike-1
breakers, go by. No back talk from
pickets is allowed. The state con
stabulary and the deputy sheriffs are
on the company side, be said,
"If we could get more flour and
potatoes we might get by. We arc
forgetting what sugar, vegetables,
butter and coffee taste like. Please
tell the trade unionists in Chicago and
elsewhere to send us shoes and old
At Portage the mines are near the
hjghway which makes it easier for tho
pickets. Many stores in Portage are
closed, some of them bankrupt in the
long struggle, says Mildred Savukas,
a bookkeeper in one of them.
Mildred's mother complained of the
strike policy of the union. "When
there was a strike in Illinois our peo
ple were told to stay at work," she
said. . "Now that we are striking the
Illinois unionists are working. That's
no way to win strikes."
Vera Mae Munson entertained sey
eral of her little friends at a birthday
party Wednesday afternoon,
little folks played games until five
o'clock when Mrs. Munson served a
delicious supper.
Wednesday evening, Mrs. L. J. Sor
bey entertained sixteen ladies at her
home. Bridge was played until a late
hour when the hostess served an ap
petizing repast. The high score was
won by Mrs. H. J. Schumaker and the
low one by Mrs. John Campbell.
Henry Bolke went to Plentywood
Thursday to attend to business mat
J. B. Chandler made a business trip
to Outlook between trains Thursday.
Blaine Van Pelt of Comertown was
a Dooley caller Thursday.
F. Friberg of Westby was in Doo
ley Thursday attending to business
M. Torgerson of the Comertown
country was in Dooley Thursday,
Deputy Sheriff Bob Rohke was in
Dooley Friday attending to official
Clifford Dooley and Joe Olson re
turned Saturday evening from Min
neapolis where they have spent the
past three months. They made the
trip in Clifford's new Ford roadster.
Several friends of À. M. Eaton sur
prised him at his home Saturday eve
ning the occasion being his birthday.
The evening was spent in playing
games after which a delicious lunch
was served by Mrs. Eaton.
ngTOc^rmi 327
SEA FOOD for the
Lenten Season
This is the season of the year when fresh *
fish are at their best, and during Lenten Season
it will be a specialty at our shop. We receive
fresh shipments daily—and keep them in per
fect condition in our great refrigerators.
The New Meat Market
Fred Forman, Prop.
Plentywood, Mont.
Phone 17
Froid; Friends here are indeed sor
ry to learn of the sudden and sad
ending of little Glenn Swenson, five
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Swenson, formerly of Froid and
community but now residents of Great
Falls where they have made their
home the past few years. Mrs. Swen
son was formerly Miss Ruth McCabe,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Me
Cabe, former residents of Froid but
now living at Ocean Beach, Calif., and
who, with Mrs. Swenson, were here
last summer on a visit to relatives
and friends.
The following article taken from the
Great aFlls Tribune gives in details
the fact regarding the accident:
"Glenn Swenson five year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Swenson of
709 Ninth avenue south, died at the
Columbus hospital late Monday after
noon of injuries received a few min
utes before while apparently attempt
ing to "hook" a ride on a passing au
tomobile. With a crowd of other lads
who were plaving near his home, the
boy dashed into the street towards an
automobile driven by Hans Christen
son, an employe of the Ayrshire dairy
and crashed into the rear of the car,
He was thrown to the ground by the
force of the impact and received in
juries from which he died 15 minutes
Christenson appeared at the police
station shortly after the boy died and
offered himself for arrest, saying
that, while he held himself blameless,
he would rather that it had been him
self who had been killed. Christen
son declared that he saw the crowd of
boys in the street and, sensing the
danger, reduce his speed to less than
ten miles per hour. He saw the crowd
of boys run out towards his car, heard
the crash when the Swenson lad
struck the rear wheel or fender, heard
the fall of the little body on the
ground, and stopped his machine with
in 20 or 25 feet.
Two of the larger boys had lifted
the injured lad from the ground when
Chrsitenson leaped from his car, and
from some one he learned that the
boy' 8 home was but a door or two dis
tant. There he found the mother and
suggested that the boy be taken to
a hospital in the Christenson car. The
mother, hysterical after learning of
the accident, held the tot in her lap
while Christensen speeded to the Col
ambus hospital. The boy did not re
gain consciousness, but was breathing
when taken into the hospital. He died
^ en minute later."
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L * s - Smith of Plentywood Machine
Sho P Takes Over Agency of Four
Cylinder Tractor,
A Wallis tractor was received last
week by Louis Smith of the Plenty
wood Machine shop, and is now on
display in front of his business es
tablishment across from the Farmer
Labor Temple.
In an interview with a News re
porter, Mr. Smith said, that after
studying the construction of The
"Certified" Wallis tractor that he was
of the opinion that a four-cylinder
tractor of this type was the machine
for this country and that he had tak
en over the agency with the knowledge
that he could supply the tractor farm
ers with a machine the equal if not
better than most of those now on the
market in its class.
He also said that he would wel
come prospective buyers who wished
to look over the Wallis and that no
tractor buyer should purchase a ma
chine before giving the "Certified"
Wallis the once over and study its
strong construction.
The "Certified
Wallis develops
20 horsepower on the draw bar and
30 horsepower on the belt and sells
for $1400.
Spring enrollment has decided
advantages," says Pres. Watkins,
Dakota Business College, Fargo;
"quicker progress, lessened ex
penses, graduation at busy season.
NESS training (copyrighted—un
obtainable elsewhere) gives you rcr.'
experience, accustoms you to 8
hour day and 6-day week. Verve!
McDonald went direct to the Farg'.i
"Associated Motorists" office;
Hazel Mattson to the County
Agent's Office, Waseca, Minn.
Follow the Successful." Soring
term, Apr. 2-9. WritqF. L. Wat
kins, Pres., 806 Front St., Fargo.
9 9
a carload of Hart-Parr trac .
was received Thursday by the tien >
wood Auto Co., local dealers, f° r £
livery to farmer purchasers in im*
vicinity. Mr. Earner states that tn »
shipment of Hart-Parr tractors came
to Northeast Montana as part ot a
solid trainload of Hart-Parr factors.
This special train came direct througn
from the factory at Charles Citv,
Iowa, to Bainville, Montana, as a spe
c ial fast freight. The trainload was
broken up at Bainville for shipment
to local dealers in Northeast Mon
Mr. Earner says that "Montana nas
gone Hart-Parr" and that this winter
has broken all previous records for
the sale of this popular make of trac
tor in Montana. The special train
load left the factory March 5th. It
carried banners on all cars worded to
boost wheat farming by tractor pow
er in Northeastern Montana. Montana
faming certainly secured a lot of free
advertising as this special train pass
ed through Iowa, Minnesota and Da
kota on a complete daylight running
The entire tractor and farm impie
ment industry is enjoyipg its oreat-ito
est year. The Hart-Parr factory is
running at full capacity with a com
Plentywood Auto Company
Consignment of Machines In Ins
ludion of Trainload.
plete dav and night shift of workers,
A thousand men are employed build
ing Hart-Parr tractors and orders fa;
exceed the production capacity of the
plant. Mr. Earner is now scheduling
orders for future shipments and ex- (
pects several more carloads later in
the spring.
(Continued from nage one)
is now under construction in St. Louis
which will be opened as soon as it can
be completed to take care of the rap
idly increasing volume of business of
the company in the Central and
Mr. Roser is looking for a residence
and as soon as he gets a house, he will
be joined by Mrs. Roser and the baby,
probably in about six weeks.
Mr, Gilbert Iæc, who has made such
a success of the Penney company
since that company took over the
Jones stores, and who made a host of
friends in Plentywood, will be leav
ing soon for his new fields of activity
much to the regret of his friends. Dur
ing Mr. Lee's management the store
at Plentywood only run a few dollars
behind the Havre store in reference to
sales position.
(Continued from page One)
day but attorneys for the defendant
company said that they were no ready
to present arguments and at thur re
quest the court ruled that arguments
might be submitted on briefs. The
court granted the company 10 days to
file its brief.
Senator L. P. Donovan o i Shelby, an
attorney for the plaintiff county, urg
ed oral arguments in order to avoid
d*lay. He stated that the plaintiff
was very anxious to have the case
brought to trial this term because the
county needs the money to meet pres
ent obligations and needs.
The amended complaint was filed
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History of the Wallis
In the year 1902, realizing the advantages of the 4 cylinder, fast
moving tractor over the heavy, slow, steam or single cylinder
type, a tractor was built, later to be known as the WALLIS BEAR
—it pulled ten fourteen-inch plows.
After a few years' work in the field with the Bear, Wallis Engi
neers could see the coming demand for a lighter weight enclosed
4 cylinder tractor. <
In 1912 the WALLIS CUB was built, weighing 8350 lbs. and
pulling four to six plows. It was on this model that the first WAL
LIS— Patented Boiler Plate U-Shaped Combination Frame and
Crank Case was first used.
Little did the Industry realize, at that time, that from this
Tractor would come the basic design which would give to it the
light weight, thoroughly enclosed tractor recognized
America's Foremost Tractor
By 1915 Wallis Engineers were convinced that the majority of
the farmers would demand a farm tractor of the four cylinder,
enclosed gear type, weighing about 4,000 lbs. and to pull three
plows. With the famous Wallis Patented Boiler Plate U-Shaped
Frame as a base the life of the present day Wallis began and was
known as the Wallis Cub Junior or Model J—of the three wheel
type. It met the requirement—in an industry which was new, re
finements were a natural result. So in harmony with the recom
mendation of Wallis Owners the Cub Junior was converted to a
tour wheel type known as the Model K. Progress in the field of
experience developed the Model OK, which became the
Measuring Stick of the Tractor Industry ___
Having reached the point where throughout 11 years of continu
ous economical performance the Wallis has proved itself Supreme,
we turn to our President's statement_
Our job is to continue keeping the Wallis Supreme .. "
w ith the result, we offer with pride and confidence to the Ameri
can Farmer
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The "Certified" Wallis " 20-30
Plentywood Machine Shop
L. S. Smith, Prop.
Smut Prevention
Treat your Wheat and other Grai
Formaldehyde, costs you only 2 or 3
Fresh supply just received.
ln « with
cents an
We also sell Copper Carbonate—-the drv
Phone 133
by Sherman county on Jan. Id oi this
year alter written consent to deny a
motion to remand *,o the state cour r
jiad been filed on Dec. 31, 1927. An
original motion to remand the action
the stale court was never oec. led
j as it was to have been submitted on
briefs and these were not tiled, ac
cording to facts brought out at the
hearing Wednesday.
The National Surety company, th-.
county contends, is liable for the
amount of money lost by the county
the robbery through its bonds for
sums of $75,000 and $80,100. The
company is icsisting payment, how
ever, claiming it did not insure the
county but did insure forstenson.
George Hurd of Great halls and
John Brown of Helena appeared for
the bonding company and Mr. Dono
_and Paul Babcock and Countv At
torney Erickson appeared for Sheri
dan county.
Insurance Company Asks for Dupli
cate Bonds
Helena.—Lawyers for the National
Surety Company, the insurance com
pany that is responsible for the bur
glary insurance on Sheridan County,
today appeared before the Attorney
General and requested him to prevail
on the Sheridan County Commission
ers to issue duplicate bonds to cover
the bonds stolen in the hold-up of the
County treasurer of that county in
1926. The lawyers claimed that such
bonds should be issued under the
statute and the terms of their insur
The Surety company had insured
Sheridan County against loss by bur
glary but so far have refused to pay
the amount. They have delayed the
Reboring and Regrinding
We have installed a Reboring and Regrinding ma
chine. Bring in your motors and have them made
like new. All work guaranteed, at reasonable prices,
Don't forget we can recharge your Ford Magneto
while you are in town shopping, with the latest Colpin
magneto charger.
Plentywood Âuto Company
, .
i case against them in various
I he lawyers for the county
to go to trial and have der
showdown. The delay in the puw
by the National Surety ComoanTj
Sheridan County's claim is sai/.
have seriously interfered with
company s business in the state. ^
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