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VOLUME XI, No. 14.

Sub. Rates: S'-g'J «■« gj ££
Entered ae Second Claes Matter, October It. ItlS, at tbs Poet
office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March I, litt.
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Nation al Farm er-L abor Cove ntion Will Meet in Chicago July 10th
Well Known Minnesota Writer Says Producers Need Nation
al Farmer-Labor Party More At This Time Than Ever Be
for in the History of the Nation. Large Representation of
Farmers and Workers Expected at Gathering of Delegates.
The two old parties have made their nominations for President
and \ ice President and have adopted platforms on which they ex
pect once more to make their appeal. The Republicans met first
in convention at Kansas City and named Herbert Hoover and
Charles Cuitlss as theii candidates. The platform declarations
Thousands Here
To Celebrate the
National Holiday
Visitors Enjoy Program Put on By
Citizens of Plentywood Who Give
General Public Free Entertainment
and Free Coffee and Lemonade.
Plentywood Wins Close Game from
Scobey. Progresisve Farmers Float
Receives First Prize in Parade.
Parrish Gives Splendid Oration.
The Independence Day celebration
sponsored by the business men of
Plentywood was attended by thous
ands of visitors Tuesday, July 3 and
was one of the most successful gath
erings of the kind ever held in this
At an early hour the visitors be
gan to arrive and by 10:00 o'clock,
the streets were well lined.
The street from the four corners
known as bankers' square, up to the
fire hall was roped off, and no auto
mobiles were allowed to go thru or
park therein until after the races.
Parade at 10:30 A. M.
At 10:30 a. m., the parade, headed
by the band and George Pierce and
Carl Bull, as marshals of the day,
proceeded up Main street. The par
ade while not as large as some form
er years was made up of some very
beautiful floats and a great deal of
ingenuity was expressed by the or
The Progressive Farmers beautiful
float easily captured first prize
being the most artistic float and was
one of the prettiest floats ever seen
m Plentywood on a Fourth of July
Speaker Makes Good Impression
At 11:00 o'clock Ernest C. Parrish,
^ar veteran of Fargo, gave the ora
tion of the day, and he made an ex
cellent address, calling upon the peo
ple to see that in the next war that
wealth as well as men should be con
scnptècl if we should be as unfortun
ate a? to have to enter into another
war. His remarks were applauded
rigorously attesting to the popular
approval of the crowd who heard him.
his remarks against the
■ war mongers
along the same line as those
^hieh sent Eugene V. Debs to prison
during the World War.
l' ree Coffee and Lemonade
noon, the visitors were busy
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ThreeBigGa mes
Scheduled Here
^ ll -5tars Will Plav Wild Rose
Licmitn j y w iia ix ,
» lllle and ocobey July
^*7-8. Will Leave for Can
ada A1W
Mtter Barnes.
Pwl innin F with today (Friday) the
Wil(P W00< l .Ah-Star team will meet
oreiir bi ridte and Scobey in the
in this a?D6d at the Herald Bal1 Park
, These
Ramos promise to give the
u1 ' the best games ever
re ^ ««»tywood. Visiting teams
with evt!- ng v - l °i Plent >'wood loaded
the f a J d bl Sh-class players to beat
Thev lfr,° Us :^ d 'Star team if they can.
has n, the or< hnary baseball club
Ur L ar chan r ce and they come loaded
andVi\, Ever y° n e should get out
see «1 these games that likes to
the w Natlona l game played by
» the northwest. The fans
local X he \ r ap P re ciation of the
which has made
by atï ? d fam °tis by their victories
up tbe Karnes and keeping
the citv ï üi C aôS of base ball which
Give the h Plent Y Wood is supporting,
lHaes Jïk 8 a Kood sendoff to their
CULS* Canadian teams in a
Set B^ kp ne ^ t w eek. Show Mana
are hif n /*? a P tain Hild en that
hd effortA lnd i n their success
Wd?w°- p J ace a team in Plen
»est. 1 15 'h* talk of the north
teen i n
Friday Pera ^ hall park next
rday and Sunday from
y corner 0 f Sheridan County.
such as to meet with the
general approval of big business.
The Democrats in naming A1 Smith
and Senator J. T. Robinson have an
edge over the Republicans in candi
dates. Neither Smith nor Robinson
has been as thoroughly subservient to
big business as Hoover and Curtiss
have been. The platform of the Dem
ocrats also makes a little stronger
gesture toward farm relief than does
that of the Republicans which openly
repudiates relief for the tillers of the
soil according to the McNary-Haugen
Norris Wallops G. O. P. and Dcms.
Senator Geo. W. Norris of Nebras
ka, the outstanding progressive in
congress, takes a smash at both par
ties and their platforms and charges
them with being subservient to the
power trust and monopolies. The Ne
braska senator is particularly
in his castigation of the Republican
convention, its platform, as well as
its nominees.
The platform is silent as to Boul
der Dam, Muscle Shoals, and the
'lame duck'
ment," says Mr. Norris,
thing about the water power trust.
In fact it is one hundred per cent
perfect as judged from the power
trust viewpoint."
Hoover Dominated G.O.P. Convention
Mr. Norris then proceéds to show
up Mr. Hoover and his representative
form Senator Lenoot, who put the Re
publican convention over for the pow
er trust. He says:
'Mr'. Hoover dominated the conven
tion, not only while it was in actual |
operation but for weeks before hand,
and Ex-senator Lenroot was selected
to go to Kansas City and represent
him in the contest that came before
the convention. He was part of the
big Hoover steam roller and when he
went there and while he was engaged
in putting Hoover delegates across his
pockets were lined with a $20,000 fee
that he had received from tiie water
power trust to lobby before a senate
Reviews Story of K. C. Convention
__ In his blistering criticism of the
Kansas City convention Senator Nor
ris reviews the corrupt record of th>i
I Continued on pag-e Eight)
constitutional amend
It says no
Lightning Bolt Instantly Kills
Plentywood Woman Wednesday
Bolt Strikes Roof of McIntosh House and Enters Room Thru
Stove Pipe, Passing Current Through Unfortunate Lady
Who Was Preparing Breakfast—Leaves Husband and Four
Wednesday morning all Plentywood moving in from the farm just south
was shocked to hear of the death of ]
Mrs. Joe McIntosh who was struck
(about 7:30 o'clock that morning by a
bolt of lightning while cooking break
fast on the family ran ge, during the
terrific electrical storm.
A description of the catastrophe as
told by "Shorty"' Lewis, who was m
the r0 ' m at the time is as folows:
Mrs McIntosh, Joe McIntosh and
myself were in the room and Mrs. Me
Intosh was preparing breakfast. Mr.
McIntosh stepped outside the door to
look at the storm when I saw a ball of
the floor and I remembered
fire on
no more. , , ,, ,
Mr. Lewis was stunned by the bolt
but recovered in a short time.
Apparently the bolt which stunned
Mr. Lewis killed Mrs. McIntosh m
the eccentric manner which lightning
often displays. ■ _ 0 f{.
Neighbors were immediatelynoti
fied of the tragedy by Mr. McIntosh
and a physician summoned who pro
nounced the unfortunate lady d ® ad -
Jessie McIntosh was hnjtaw
13, 1888 at Ripley, Ont, Canada, com
ing with her Parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. McGillivrey, to Redstone in 1. U
where they took up a homestead^ £
January 7, 1914 she was w hich
marriage with Joe McI Pΰ, sb Agnes,
union were born four childr. 9 P Jo
aged 12, Mamie, 11; Donald, 9.
seph aged 7. Besides her ^
parents and children the deceased
leaves a brother Dougcl of
and a sister, Florence Owens, at Cas.
Lake, Minn. king
Mrs. McIntosh was a hard workirk
woman and highly "'""'Æ.'n,, re
people of this city where she lias re
sided for the past few years, since
So the People May Know
It has come to the attention of the Central Organization through
inquiries as to one, Robert Robke, former Under-Sheriff, as to wheth
er he has the endorsement of the Progressive Farmers in the coming
primary election. This inquiry came after, some., campaign., cards
were circulated on which card is printed "Robert Robke, Candidate
for Sheriff of Sheridan County, on Republican ballot." At the top
of the card is printed "Member of the Progressive Farmers of Ameri
ca. At the bottom %>f the card it says: "I respectfully solicit your
vote at the primary election July 17, etc.
J^ bke is a member of the Progressive Farmers BUT HE HAS
but one candidate that is running on the Republican primaries that
has had the official endorsement of the Progressive Farmers, and
that is Judge S, E. Paul.
We wish to Call the attention of all members of the Progressive
Farmers that no member shall use the organisation for personal gain,
and further that Mr. Robke has never been given permission to use
the statement printed on top of his campaign cards
Very respectfully,
Central Organisation.
Progressive Farmers of Sheridan County.
Excerpt from speech made by Senator Burton K. Wheeler at the
Elks Hall. Miles City, Montana, on Tuesday evening, October 18,1
1927—Published in the Miles City Weekly Star, issue of Sunday,
October 23, 1927, page six, last two columns.
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Wheeler Would Remain in Senate
As World Statesman and Not as
Messenger Boy for Montana Folk
Senator Wheeler featured his
reception here by an announcement,
Tuesday evening, at the Elks Hall
meeting, that he is going to be a
live corpse when the next period
nominations for the Senate arrives,
and by depicting the progress in
the Philippines under U. S. control
and the degradation of China after
centurii&s of stand-still ethics as a
lesson from which the United
States can draw a moral not un
connected with the peril of graft
and indifferent citizenship. The
announcement that he isn't dead—
that was Wayne B. Wheeler, he
said—»apparently was in the nature
of a notice to J. Bruce Kremer who
is credited with aspirations upon
the seat of Montana's junior repre
sentative in the upper chamber of
Congress, that he will not yield the
honor without a fight to the bitter
end. It was the old stormy petrel
Wheeler who uttered the warning
that if any of those who havie got
him mixed up with Wayne B.
Wheeler toss their* hats into the
ring, they will
MISTAKE—that there will be a
sort of life 'and death political
fight, so to say for the toga of Sen
«V m
'The Senator also made an an
of Plentywood and the family has the
sincere sympathy of all in their be
Theriuneral will be held at two o'
clock Friday from the Orpheum The
atre. Burial will be in the local ceme
" " 7 "
The Riba Lumber Company receiv
ed a coat of pamt last week, which
grea^ improved the looks of the
yard.' Jacobson & Sons did the work
and completed the job m a very short
time while doing excellent work,
A ; . ■ :
Froid.— On Sunday, July 22, there
will be staged at Froid one of the
greatest aviation events in the his
tory of the country. While Froid
has been selected for the noon stop
point of the national air tour, it is
really not alone a day for Froid but
for the entire section of the state.
Froid is too big-hearted to claim this
honor all for herself and wants to
pass it around to all the country and
welcomes their assistance in putting
the event across in good shape.
This coming Sunday there will
leave from Detroit, Mich., a great
flotilla of ships of the air, from the
largest to the smallest; these will be
piloted by world famous fliers and
wil make a trip of over 6,000 miles.
The oficial entry list has been
nouncement that he »"going out of
the business of being Montana's
Messenger Boy at Washington by
advocacies of small home interests,
getting roads over the ranges or
postoffices established where peo
ple want moiVÆiivenience." ..He ex
plained that he had been traveling
around portions of the world and
fecting the world welfare of the
United States in relation to other
Nations, and HE MEANS TO DE
liceman knows more of these than
the average American, he said, be
cause his country encourages such
knowledge among the people.
"If it's a mesesnger boy you
want," he said, "send someone else
to the Senate."
There were about 200 persons in
the Elks Hall when the meeting
was called to order about 8:30. L.
F. Schermerhom took charge and
introduced Mrs. Wheeler wfio said a
few graceful woi'is of acknowledge
ment for the reception given her and
the Senator here. After that the
Senator was introduced and began
his talk which was of a non-parti
san character and devoted to a re
cital of conditions in the Orient as
he and his family saw them during
their tour of the Philippines, China,
and Japan, last summer."
•- -I
Tomorrow (Saturday) July 7th a
big picnic will be held west of Leo
Brady's, eight miles northwest of
Comertown under the auspices of the
Comertown, McElroy and Westby
Councils of the Progressive Farmers
of America.
Everybody is invited to bring their
families and lunch. Coffee will be
served free to all.
Senator Charles E. Taylor will
address the crowd as well as other
prominent speakers.
In the evening a big dance will be
held in Leo Brady's bam with the
famous A1 Go-Get-Ers orchestra fur
nishing the music.
A large crowd _ will be present if
the weather permits, and a good time
is assured those present.
One of the features of the day will
be a big ball game between Comer
town and Westby. A hot game is ex
pected with red-hot rooting by the
fans from the respective towns.
will rest over night at
the 21st, then start
ceived by Senator Schnitzler and he
advises that it contains the names
of many noted fliers, such as Wm b.
Brock w ho, with his co-pilo Schlee,
guided the "Pride of Detroit- «Imojt
completely arotmd the world, he wtU
pilot a Bellanca monoplane of the
latest make. Then there will be Eddie
Stinson, who. broke the ednrance rec
ord by Staying m the ait 54 hours
without sleep or rest; he: wih 1 pilot
the latest creation of the-Stmson-De
troiter factory—a monoplane. There
will also be one or two big tri-motoi
hd Ford monoplanes: several Ryan
Broughams—sisterships of the Spirit
of St. Louis and many others of dif
ferent makes.
The planes
Great Falls
Efforts of Copper Barons to Avert Attack on Their
Power Citadel Fails—Butte Miner Fires Broad
side at Sixth Floor—Tells Company to Get Out
of Politics—Rough Seas Toss 'Big Ship' and
Threaten to Wash Erickson and Wheeler Over
board—-Kelly Speeds to State as Anaconda
Shock Troops Become Ff fette.
Ayers and Erickson in Death Grips—Bourquin Going Strong
—Daniels and Sheridan Counties to Have Farmer-Labor
Tickets—Third Party in State Problematical.
Butte, July 3.—At last the smouldering fires of the war between William A. Clark, Jr.,
and the Anaconda Company have burst into flame. All efforts of the wise men of the big
copper company to smother the embers of discord have failed and a war which promises to ri-
val the Clark, Daly or Hinzie-Amalgamated battles of the past, is on.
United States
Attorney for
Montana whom
(dopesters claim
will be
Large and Instructive Program Has Been Arranged for Huge
r4î r n un . j . n n . ,
Throng of Farmers Who are Lxpected to Be Present at the
Southem Sheridan County Town Next Friday. Senator
Schnitzler and Henry Kleinman Will Have Airplanes to
Take Up Passengers. Machinery Men and Agricultural Ex
pert Will Demonstrate Latest Farm Machinery.
Progressive Fanners Picnic at
Medicine Lake Friday, July 13
Next Friday, July 13th, the Progressive Farmers and their
friends will hold a big picnic at Medicine Lake, at which all farm
ers are invited to bring their families and enjoy the day which
will be filled with pleasure and instructive features.
This meeting will be in a form of*
a general picnic and field .day. All
fanners are invited to bring their
families and also lunch. Coffee will
in Sheridan county this year. It the
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22nd and should reach Froid between
ten and 12 o'clock, remaining here
about two hours.
a*. Sc 1 obe ? vs * v .
After the departure of the ships a
real league base-hall game will be
played by the fast Scobey and Plen
tywood teams; this in itself will be
worth "oing miles to see. The "gate"
will be heav~ and the boys will be set
at one another to win the major por
tion of the stake. Faster ball has
never been played outside of the
league than these two teams are play
ing this year.
Just accept this as an eastern Mon
tana Aviation celebration and get into
the harness and help put it across in
good shape.
A. C. M. Tries to Dodge War
For the past six months the gener
als and diplomats of the Anaconda,
knowing that an attack by the two
independent Clark dailies, would
break the spell of their control of the
state, have been diplomatically fight
ing for peace with the Clarks who
reside in New York. At first society
folks, who make their living by clip
ping coupons in Rockefeller indus
tries, started to "work" on the heirs
of the late W. A. Clark in the inter
est of "industrial peace" in Montana,
They pointed out that the dividends
which were now coming in from the
Clark copper properties in Montana
would be menaced if a political war
started between the two great copper
companies. The proletariet might
rise and other fearful things were
predicted if the Clark papers in Mon
tana began to expose the control of
, .
weather is favorable it is expected!
that between 1500 and 2000 farmers
w ill attend the doings of the day
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there to demonstrate
bines, etc.
The program will start at 10:00
o'clock a. m., and will be under the
supervision of County Agent E. G.
A tractor demonstration will start
at 1:00 o'clock sharp.
As an added feature a représenta
tive will be present from the Fair
Way Experiment station of the State
Agricultural department, who wi n
^ ve a talk and demonstration as to
the methods they employ in making
the various hitches and hookups. He
w qj jjave with him a traction dyna
m0 neter. This indicates the number
of p0U nds of draft or pull required to
m0 ye the implement. This will he
interesting to all users of agricultural
Senator J. W. Schnitzler of Froid
has consented to send his aeroplane
and p iT 0 t there to take up passen
ge TSt a l so the plane from Plentywood
w hich belongs to Mr. Kleinman, will
pro bably be there.
j n the evening there will be a meet
(Continued on Lent Pn*e)
state politics and politicians by the
giant company. When some of the
Clark heirs succumbed to the bland
ishments of those who would hold the
throat of Montana in the grip of cor
porate control, the news was relayed
to the sixth floor and the slick mes
sengers were dispatched throughout
the state to say that the "Clarks had
laid down;" 'were afraid to have the
bones of their dead father dragged
through the press of the state" or
that "Will Clark was too stingy to
let go of any election dough" and
other such phrases designed to intimi
date persons who were on the brink
of freeing themselves from the coils
of the serpent,
Dry Rot Menaces Company Machine
It must be said that this "line" of
clever Anaconda propaganda was
as effective with some subjects of the
great copper company in Montana as
the other "line" referred to was with
the Clark heirs in New York. Many
political fitrures in the state are held
in leash by the myth of the influence
of the interlocking press and the sup
posed power of the Hobbins junta oa
the sixth floor. As a matter of fact
since Con and John took up their res
idence in New York the efficiency of
the company "crowd" is being sadly
impaired. Many of the wise men who
wen Jr 01 ÿ and rounded the mavericks
in the back woods in the past have
become effete and useless. The dead
ly. dullness of the mechanicalized ad
Sequent use Scotch!
which is a necessary adjunct to the
anc/hafmony^ haï sipped °the rigor
and dulled the fighting edge of the
political diplomats of the Anaconda
J his coupled ™ lth tbefset that many
in T state ïf smouldering 0 rebellion at
. Dave Schneekloth, highly respected
farmer living northwest of Bedstone
died last Sunday at the Sherman Me
monal hospital from heart failure,
* be result of an attack of the fiu. He
was .0 years of age.
deceased came to Montana m
L 913 and *>9* V p a ho " e8t e ad near
Redstone which he developed mto one
°f the most beautiful farms in that
section of the county. He was a lov
er of trees and has a large grove on
bis farm. He was highly thought of
by all and will be greatly missed by
relatives and neighbors alike, the
common saying being, "He was a
grand old man.
Mrs. Gerald Garrick and son were
wife, *bree sons, to mourn his nass
being Theodore, who lives in Cal
ifornia, William and John of Red
. , .
, The body was taken to Redstone
Thursday where it will be laid to rest
the niggardly policy and the arrogant
demeanor of the Hobbins oligarchy
(Continued on page Eight)
Pioneer Resident of Redstone Passes
Away After Attack of Fiu Which
Left Heart in Weakened Condition
—Was 70 Years of Age.

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