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* tibtatV tea' isioï liberty IS NOT handed fro m above J pjJUhed Weekly ^TuMEXl No - 15 - PRODUCEBS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN SHERIDAN COUNTY DOWN A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE. FOR THE PEOPLE. BY THE PEQP IF _PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1928 Sub. Rates: H- 7 » Per year _ lD u * 8 • 18.00 per year " Second Claes Matter, October It. Itil, at the Poet — ——— at Plentywood. Montana, Under t he Act of March », Ittt. f . A. Clark, Jr. Appeals to Fellow Citizens judgeshipcampaicn only stir beware of ROORBACK . • » . Tuesday is primary day. * • The day is close at hand ail'd * Mhere is very little time left to * last minute political at- * • mswer • tacks. « There are always those who in- * •dulge in the roorback tactic: that * • is the making of exposures in re- * • gard to a canndidate in the last * • hours of a campaign, so late that * • m an attacked has not time to * • get his answer into the hands of * • thf voters before election day. * • Such tactics are cowardly anti un- * »fair and those who indulge in * • them should be defeated on gen- * • erai principles—for they are not * » fit for office. * • No voter should pay the least * • heed or attention to last minute * •attacks. If there is information * •worthy of the voter's considéra-* • lion. it should by all means be * • published anil presented in time * • for the attacked candidate to * • properly answer. If the attack * • «ill not stand for answer it is not * •worthy of your consideration. * ' Those who resort to this last min- * 1 ute stuff are afraid of an answer * • -they are four flushers and poor * •sports; they are dishonest and * • unfair in their campaign an« will * •be dishonest and unfair when in * •office. They are un-American * • and know not the principles of * • fair play. So beware of the roor- • •back. * • » * * * FARMER-LABORITES ANDDRYS PROCLAIM NEED FOR NEW PARTY Chicago, July 10.—Keynote speak OE st the Prohibition ana Farmer Labor conventions here today claimed a need for a new party. Dr. wigh Colvin of ivw York, chairman f the Prohibition national committee oeciared a new party is needed, "be cause neither the Democratic nor the «publican parties can completely en force prohibition because each is part »et and part dry." tona Hughes Lundy of Chicago, penmg the Farmer-Labor meeting, ■ a need lor party realignments be 5? of f w hat she termed "the dem otion of the privileged few." forrtL parti -o S wiI1 name candidates C o r idency and ^ ce P resideiic y Alüiougb he attacked both major £ n/r î h - eir attitude on prohibi ts i C3lvm de/cted of his E h u a "^Kation of Tammany ZJb ? ( alled upon the whole electir n m Se up and P r cvent the «ion of a Tammany wet. J? 6 , Prohibition * * g he election this pro leader predicted ,, , year will "turn tional ÄÄ* question whether na toiKtitm° hblt -n n as lm Planted in the SuT I— remdin ' or whether policy." ellmmated b y the A: Smith Mrs. Lundy advised , ,, the Farmer ing worn' U Jv, < we sti ' d can p bow W r ', taa * democracy will work, 1 ^ if we votin the tu-n n - LitL£. old par ties." Deno cr J: t le , Ç epubbcan nor the If the a ; lr Platforms "face square »orkeil most im P orta nt to the of Dulii;« 01 the coun try—protection of £ t; reS0Urces ' farm relief, use Val iiKiT 8 * in l?b°r disputes, and said Ju>tl ce to rich and poor," she 'ÏO CUDHIE CAM PAIGNS WITH MATKIN ^ttpanie/bv f Cudh i e of Scobe y üssioner t îj l« I î Ber County Com îarmers in h! called upon the Precinctc tlJ ^ utloolc and adjoining CES of the week in thi !°r the lin former ' s . candidacy Wjfe 0 # u, u , h : ran .nomination for trict. ae twentieth judicial dis The SVi ta L S . 0ciet y of the Catholic « ^er-Law'-r.^ a dance at the & to^ h T r ple Tuesday » juiy Dieted , llcn the « 1 Tl <*ets $ 1 . 00 , general public is lunch 25c. .- 2.™ MUST *»swa BOND SUIT nLED IN SHERIDAN * Sur«'' ' «M,"*""!. teile sued by • Falls—Th e National • b bond dose to * Hi a roM : n from his office * PUintifp. ' mnst answer the • * ^ine to amendfed complaint oc Kpt " ® rder in the federal to - Md >* . ^ defenw overruled > i Rat iol£ an ' # derau rrer. The* «OBrt d3 1)6611 in the federal * Ww U* «msiderable period, - ■ »moved from the »tat« 1 • • . court. • • • • • • in primary St anH C WK did r teS S r f te Little Interest—Rankin and Dixon -Nr W | h r er . a " d ^' eWart ° nl y Names People's Tongues on Republican TiSS "* 7 "' amPaig " *■** Sheriff C """* 4 VOTE WILL BE LARGE PRIMARY DAY J " d " 2 fistlet iÄtefSlÄS Both Candidates Busy Judge Paul has been . . out over the district which is composed of Roose velt, Daniels and Sheridan counties as much as his duties in the chambers will allow and has come in contact with as many of the voters as pos sible. He reports that the sentiment seems to be overwhelming with him, but his opponent, Attorney Cudhie is a campaign especially in the cities and villages and is leaving n ° fiel ?s unplowed. Mr. Cudhie has covered the district very thoroughly, and he says that everything is now oyer but the shouting", that he had plenty of votes in his bag to insure his nomination. Attorney Cudhie has the ardent support of Sid Bennett and Wm. Stevens and many of the members of the old political group that used to dominate this section of the state and many voters look upon the effort to nominate Attorney Cud hie as the effort of this group to ac tually come back politically. Attor ney Cudhie's campaign has been largely managed by Burley Bowler, an experienced campaigner, editor of the .Daniels. County Leader, who is putting in his best licks for him. Ed itor Dolin of the Medicine Lake Wave is also strongly suporting the candid acy of Attorney Cudhie. Outside of this indications are that public sen timent is largely with Judge Paul. People as a whole believe that Judge Paul has made good, that he is fair, and capable and honest, and not parti san, and that he ought to be nominat ed. Those interviewed by the Pro ducers News who have been out over the district report that the vote will give Judge Paul a two to one or bet-, ter vote for the nomination and that he will carry all three counties. At torney Cudhie has never been a good vote getter; he ran for county attor ney twice in Daniels county being de (Continued on Last Page! Whole Nation Watches Flight Of Planes That Will Visit Froid Latest Dispatch Reports 22 Planes Make Perfect Flight While Woman Pilot Has Trouble and Another Has Bad Luck. Will Be at Froid, Sunday, July 22nd. Tuczon, Ariz., July 11.—Twenty-two airplanes competing in the National Air tuor Tuesday night were parked at the Davis Monahan field after all but one had made perfect flights on the nop from El Paso, Tex. John P. Wood, piloting a Waco, continued to pile up his lead Tuesday but Mrs. Phoebe Omlie, piloting monocoupe, arrived late after a day of trouble. a Mrs. Omlie, who crashed her own* ship at Marfa, Tex., now is flying another plane of the same model given her by Jack (Atkinson, tour entrant who withdrew and is flying as a passenger. Of the 23 planes which reached El Paso, one was left behind Tuesday morning. George Peck, flying a Tra velair,, halted to repair a balky mag neto. ' Peck's ill luck was a doubly hard blow—his home town, Tucson, had prepared for him a special welcome program. The honorary ceremonies were hopefully held in abeyance awaiting Peck's arrival. Wednesday's schedule calls for a hop-off at 8 o'clock for Ytnna, Ariz. Here the planes will refuel and con tinue to San Diego, Cal., for the night stop. They are due to arrive at Los Angeles July 12 and San Fran cisco July 14. Froid, —In a message received last Tuesday the local Chamber of Commerce, was informed that the air-tour ships had reached the Mis souri City; all ships except two were credited with perfect scores. Much interest is being displayed over the entire nation in the > fhffht of this fleet of planes, especially in the sections over which they fly and the cities they visit. John Wood of Wausau, Wis., is leading the tour, with Frank Hawk flying a Ford trans port second; Dowser is third m a , b H n_ son-Detroiter. Eddie Stinson, of L>e troit, who broke the world's endur ance record is flying fourth with a Stinson-Detroiter monoplane. Twenty-Five Planes Twenty-five ships are in the race and are being piloted by the nation best. The ships are of many defer ent makes, of the latest models and tuned up to give the very best that is • * PEOPLE S PUB. CO. STOCK HOLDERS MEETING RECESS . The Stockholders Meeting the Peoples Publishing Company winch was advertised for last „ Monday was quite well attended, but there were not enough stock * Present to constitute a quorum so the meeting was recessed ' hi Saturday afternoon, July at two o'clock, when it is hoped that enough stock will be repre sented to hold a meeting, elect a new Board of Directors transact such other business __ may properly come before the * meeting. All stock holders are * ur ged to be present either in m Person or in proxy, in person, preferably if possible, as this will be a very important one. of un 28, and u The following marriage licenses have bee» issued from Clerk of Court Olson's office during the past two weeks: fh vV C. ; Nels L. Ytelson, Dooley, and Nancy Walkedeh, Raymond, June 30th. James Logan, Glasgow, and Nina; J. Leven^, Spobey, on July 2nd. Magçfi Qverby, Alma, Sask., and! Martha Blekeberg, Lake Alma, Sask., July 3rd. George Earl Wyatt, Antelope, and Icy Lee Wolfe, Plentywood, on July MARRIAGE LICENSES 9th. Benjamin Holland, Antelope, Emma ,Lee, Antelope, on July 10th. and ' in them. In addition to these twen ty-five ships there should be at least a dozen other ships;, some are coming from Regina, Canada, some from North Dakotà and a number of oth ers from various parts of the state. One Woman Flier A tiny "monocoupe" is being pi loted by Mrs. Phoebe F. Omlie, the only woman pilot making the tour. Big Crowd Coming With favorable weather the attend ance to this event will be the great est ever gathered together in eastern Montana. They are coming from miles and miles to see this flight and (Continued on page Eight) FWOOD ALL-STARS GOING GOOD IN CAN ADIAN TOURNAMENT Word was received here today) (FrMay) that the Plentywood base ball team which is playing in Win nipeg and representing that dty in a big baseball tournament, had defeated Melrose twice with John Donaldson, the great colored pitch er in the box for Melrose. The first game was a 4 to 0 victory and the second 9 to 7. D^aajdson was knocke« out of the box m the last ga r^ e * t,, , , ... ni The Plentywood A!1!^-Stars are going good and look as though they would brrng home the bacon, al though report sure rather inde finite as Producers News goes to press. There have been no de feats for the local team so far. Sheridan County Sells 250,000 Pounds of Wool - The sheep shearing is now complet ed over the county and nearly 250, 000 pounds of wool has been gath ered by the sheep men for shipment east. The shearing was , , _ delayed this year by the rainy weather during June which stopped operations different times. The average price of wool, accord ing to leading sheep men of the county will be 38c a pound. The wool pool received some of the crop while others shipped direct commission houses at Boston, Mass. Dewey Gould & Co. being' one of the big purchasers. Sheridan county is now one of the leading counties in the state with gards to wool production and the at to re sheep men are wearing the broad smile of success these days. Farmers May Establish Creamery at Williston Williston, N. D., July 12.—-The di rectors of the Farmers Union Pro duce association are considering the establishment of a co-operative cream ery at Williston and if sufficient stock is subscribed by the farmers of the territory tributary to the city to insure ample working capital, it is probable that the produce association will be merged with the creamery or ganization. The report . for J ur.c shows the handling of 16,449 pounds of butter fat during June at a profit to the association of $917.70. The present privately owned ery will in all probability be leased ^ the c° m Pany is formed and an ef f° r t W1 . be made to enlarge its ?f business so as to take in cream from northeastern Montana and Mc Benzie county. V cream zone ITALIA MEN GOING MAD IN ARCTIC ZONE Stockholm, July 12.—The five vivors of the Italia are ill with fever and most of them show signs of par tial insanity, according to word ceived from the Swedish rescue ship Quest today. Little hope is held for their immediate rescue. Their morale is low. Lieutenant Einar-Pall Lundborg, who was marooned on the ice near Foyn Island with them for 13 days, said that his stay was terrifying. They had very little food and what he got was rather unappetizing. They were reprovisioned before he was rescued, however. sur re All Have Fever Lieutenant Lundborg asserted all the survivors were suffering from fever and most of them showed signs of mental aberration. Giuseppi Bio go, radio operator, was suffering from fever for the last two days be fore Lundborg was rescued, but ertheless, he arose at least daily to operate the wireless. Since Lundborg was rescued last Friday there has been no radio con tact with the marooned men, advice from the Quest said. nev twice Dakota Candidates are Tied for Sheriff In Williams Co. The official can vass of the vote in William county reveals the fact that two of the en candidates for the nomination of sheriff are tied for second place, Carl Erickson and D. C. Poling having 923 votes each. On unofficial returns Erickson had 928 votes, a lead of five over Poling, but the canvassing board found in one precinct returns an error that set the Spring Brook man back five votes. This was the only change made by the canvass. Mr. Erickson, who was sheriff of the county several years ago, has not been in the city since the canvass was made and it is not known what ar rangements he will desire to make to settle question as to which shall go on the ballot, but Poling, who has been deputy sheriff for four years, i? willing to have the toss of a coin de- 1 cide the matter. „ O. N. Lee, the league indorsee for the sheriff's office, led the field of seven candidates, having 1,423 votes. The others, who are definitely elim inated are E. O. Sundby, I. J. Moses, j Earl Swimlev and Andrew Omholt. Williston, July 9. sev CECIL JOHNSON TO HOLD SALE Cecil L Johnston, custom officer, located at Dooley, is holding a sale iof hie hnnephold furniture at Dooley, Saturday July 21st. Mr. Johnston has a full set of household furniture and utensils and anyone desiring fur niture and other articles pertaining to a household will do well to attend the sale The Johnstons are contem plat ^ e ' a ^er west. son of empire builder WILL FIGHT TO FINISH Deposed As Head of Western Lumber Company and Missoula Public Service Company Thru Intrigue of Copper Serpents, W. A. Clark Answers With Challenge to Battle. Says copie Must Rescue State from Shameful Degredations Now Existing. ii IT MAY BE A WAR OR IT MAY BE A BATTLE }} Special to Producers News, By Butte Miner. Butte, Montana, Wednesday, July 11—W. A. Clark, Jr., yesterday, issued the following: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF MONTANA There are five heirs to the estate of my father, the late Senator W. A. Clark, of whom I "Under the arrangement following the probate of the ; I I I i a 4* am one. will 1 was placed in charge of the Montana property and at the head of the corporations comprising what is known as the Clark interests. This arrangement continued until 1 was deposed as president of the Western Lumber Com pany and the Missoula Public Service Company at Mis soula, yesterday. The foregoing is told only because it is necessary to a dear understanding of the causes leading to the action ol the other stockholders or heirs in removing me from the presidency of these companies. I was offered a price if I would consent to withdraw from and cease the campaign that has been undertaken by the Butte Miner and Daily Northwest to arrest trol of the state government from the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and return it to the people. 1 would be permitted to remain at the head of these companies, and in authority over their affairs. If I refused, I would be removed. I promptly refused. My manhood is not for sale at this or any other price. These briefly are the facts relating to the acts at the meeting at Missoula. I entered this fight to see it through and with a full understanding of possible consequences. I have no per sonal ambitions and nothing to win or lose save the sat isfaction of having performed a duty and rendered a public service. I have no differences or controversy with the Anaconda Company and can live and do business in this state under the same conditions that prevail over the other residents of Montana. Now then, why has this fight been undertaken to re move Montana from the domination of these New York over-lords as they have been well named: overlords in Montana, but not in New York, where they are messen gers for the powers above them. It has been undertak en, first, to release Montana of the shameful name of be ing a corporation-owned state. Secondly, it has been un dertaken to make business safe, so that it cannot be tak en away from an honest man by judge-made law or cor poration owned courts. It has been undertaken to serve the right of self government to the people of Mon tana and rescue it from the control of these agents of the money power of Wall street, who operate our state government by instructions over the telephone to these messengers on the sixth floor of the Singer building who transmit them to a truckling and truculent governor at the state house in Helena. In their efforts to gag the • * » con ti *» ü *4 re Butte Miner these cowardly grand-dukes of the copper octopus were afraid to come out in the open and fight. So they thought to gag the Miner and me by conveying threats of reprisal to the other heirs of the W. A. Clark estate, who live iif New York and have long been out of touch and sympathy with Montana. "Montana is my home and will be while I live. "I am proud of the privilege of being a native I am proud of the name of Clark and of the part my Father had in the development of the Butte Miner and Montana; of the honors that were given him by his fel low citizens and of the place he holds in the memory of the splendid pioneers who were associated with him in the trying times of the past. I will protect that name while I live and fight for its honor as my Father would be doing if he were with us today. My heart is in Mon tana. I love every blade of grass and every tree in it I will fight to the finish to rid it of the black name that it has acquired because of the rule of an unscrupulous ring of so-called financiers, who strong arm our own happi ness, thimble rib taxation bodies, bully the legislatures choose then own appointees for public offices and force a serving governor to sign their appointments. "It is a disgraceful condition of affairs, humiliating to every red blooded man or woman citizen who stands it. son. «< under I have nothing to ask from the people of Montana. I am fighting their fight and do not presume to be more than a helper. The fight cannot be won unless they come out to the front arrayed in fighting formation. "I will give of my time or resources and the aid of the Butte Miner and the Daily Northwest and other forms of publicity as needed. As the Butte Miner marked the other day, 'This may be a battle or it may be a war.' Either event will be fought out and to the fin ish. It may even be won by the people next Tuesday if they will rally to defeat the Anaconda., candidates for high office. There can be no peace in this state until this arrogant power of the copper heads of Wall Street is broken fin ally and for all time. I appeal to all citizens of Montana to arise and stand, shoulder to shoulder in this fight for their independence from outside government of and interference with their own affairs." *4 re »4 u "W. A. CLARK, JR." Here July 24th to 29th Guarantors Ask Public to Buy Season Tickets Which Will Insure Chautauqua Next Season. The Plentywood Chautauqua will be held in this city from July 24 to July 29. An excellent program will be giv en this year with high class special ties. The business men of Plentywood .who have guaranteed receipts of $1300 in season tickets are asking the general public to purchase son tickets from the committee in or der that the amount may be raised and that the purchaser may save him self money and insure a Chautauqua for this city next year. The committee has advertise sea ment on page four of this week's is S sue of the Producers News calling at i tention to this fact. Read it. INITIATIVE MEASURE HAS 4,000 TO SPARE 18,000 Signatures For Prohibition are Filed With Secretary of State. Many More Than Necessary Two Thirds of Counties Respond. Helena.—Signatures sufficient to place upon the ballot in November the proposed measures providing a prohibition law' for Montana haye 1 been filed with the secretary of state. Several thousand more than suffi cient signatures have been filed and it is assured that the measure will be on the ballot in the election this fall, according to officials of the Montana Prohibition Initiative league. Many more than the necessary two thirds of the counties have sent in more than the required eight per cent of their number of voters as signers to the petitions. 34 Counties in Line Signatures received up to June 24 at the office of the secretary of state in Helena totaled 18,013. This was in excess of 4,000 more than the requir ed number. Thirty-four counties, more than the required two-thirds, had filed petitions, which had filed signatures totaling more than eight per cent of their registered voters follows: Make Full Quotas Big Horn, Blaine, Carbon, Chou teau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fal lon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Gol den Valley, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Liberty, Mineral, Mis Pondera, Rosebud, Stillwater, Wibaux, The counties soula, Phillips, Petroleum, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Sweetgrass, Toole, Valley, Yellowstone. The Montana Initiative Prohibition leaguè plans an extensive campaign during the rest of the summer and j continuing up to election day. FARMER'S BODY IS LOCATED IN MISSOURI RIVER Ferry Employe at Wolf Point Recov ers Remains of Robert Mielke Drowned Last Week. Wolf Point, July 9.—The body of Robert Mielke, McCone county farm er, was taken from the Missouri riv er here Monday morning at 10:30 by Russell Leathers, ferry boat employe. ; Mielke was drown Thursday night, I whe nhe drove his car through guard i rails on a ferry at Frazier. He was j about 50 years old. j The. body showed signs of having i been in the water several days and was that of a man of about 5 feet I 9 inches tall, with dark hair and j dressed in blue bib overalls, a blue shirt and black shoes. A small purse in his pocket contained a $10 bill and 50 cents. A glass case containing gold rimmed nose glasses also was in a pocket. The description was broadcast from j station KGCX Monday noon. At direction of County Attorney Hugh N. Marron, the body was taken i in charge by a Wolf Point undertak j er. The body was identified as that of I Robert Mielke by bis brother, H. A. Mielke of Glasgow. Acting Coroner Charles, Gordon decided no inquest is necessary. Burial will be at Frazer. ! Mielke leaves a wife and little son. was SMALL SON OF DOOLEY FARMER BREAKS LEG The three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown of near Dooley had his thigh broken in an auto ac cident Saturday of last week. He was brought to the Sheridan Me morial hospital In this city where the fracture was reduced and wag able to return to his home 6 miles north of Dooley last Tuesday.