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tVJ H| 8To THE PRODUCERS NEWS' u*®* TY jS NO' 1 FROM ^ VOLUME E PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN SHERIDAN COUNTY down Weekly XI, No. 28 . A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE. FOR THE PEOPLE. BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1928 Sub. Rates: }|.oo p " »•" Entered as Second Claas Matter, October 18, 1912, at the Post* office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March 8, 1871 per year \ 1H0USANDS ATTEND SHERIDAN COUNTY FAIR ■... 7 ™' ■ ^ iiiiiiiii liiiiiii iiiiiiuiuiiiiiiui iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiii County Suit Against National Surety Co. Starts Tuesday * COUNTY TREASURER TORSTENSON AND BOOKS ARE SUBPOENAED Numerous Witnesses and Records Called. Surety Company's Defense Is General Denial. County Will Be Represented By County Attorney Erickson, Attorney General Foote, Attorneys Paul Babcock, and Sen. Donovan. The suit ol' Sheridan County against the National Surety Com pany, lor the sum of $10(5,000 interest and costs, the amount in volved in the ioss incurred by the county at the time of the rob bery of County Treasurer E. Torstenson, November 30th, 1926 by two masked men, and which case has been hurtled about from court to court and delayed by numerous pleas in bar by the Sure ty Company, has at last been called for trial in the Federal Court at Great Falls, Tuesday, October*--— 16th. The case Will take from ten days to two w eeks to try. County Tea.'uiur E. Torstenson, ami hi.< deputy, Anna Hovet, and clerk, Ida New Ion, together with a ma.'? of the treasurer's records have betn subpoenaed. Clerk and Record er Niels .Mad.-en and deputy Ralph Hair, together with Sheriff Rodney Salisbury, former undersheriff Rob ert Robke, and deputy sheriff P. Gallagher, have been called as wit jesses, besides Frank Koester >p f the Secuntj 8late Lank ot Outlook, Carl Stole °Bank of'" Styiooï^pîïïS Epier of the Citizens State Bank of Gu'Kibâ ôf th^Riba S k ta?' Bank of Plenvtwood ami othor* mav yeTbecale Severalofthe wt ntesand much of the records leTvé for Great Falls today in order that tt record ' ma v be gone over core (1 bv the attoinevs for the countv The attomfv aDMariL for tl y ÿîijïTMÆ attorney' 0 Paul Pa°b°c!ck "of Plenywood and Sen. Donovan of Shelbv ~ - The' attorneys for the Company are Attorney Clausen of the National Surety Company, Stewart & Brown of Helena, Geo.' Hurd and Attorney Freeman of Great Falls. ' The National Surety Company by way of defense filed a general denial to the complaint filed by Sheridan comity. so it is not known just what line of defense it is basing its hopes of defeating the claims of Sheridan county upon. The Company defense will be disclosed a? the trial proceeds, # in Vicious Lying Articles Says Lundeen Is Building Skyscrap In Twin City With County Money. People Who Know Lundeen Will Resent Unjust Insinuations. . , ... ... _ . t i tt r„ '* e publish herewith, a squib from Dolin s Medicine Lake Wave, ^hich paper is believed to have taken money from the insurance company to help defeat the county in collecting the insurance on lliecount)-money whicb was los t in the Treasury robbery and S del eat the taxpayers out* Joe Dolin Spews Foul Fumes At Candidate Charles Lundeen er 01 Just that amount. We want CNery Outlook voter every man ^0 k. lows Charles Lundeen to l has. Lundeen, Taylor's candi for county treasurer, since the treasury wia» rob °( $106,000.00, taken a seat *mong th e high financiers of the iw * (-dies, it is reported is ne Ptiating for the erection of a •»yscraper office building in the * , ^l ty * .Taylor, it is said, vk"- j *Ti end Lundeen in the »nciidan county treasurer's of twT'i.* k€re ra,ay b* no oonnec K '* n between Lundeen's two am* ons. Still strange things have "»ppened. The county treasurer 1 have access to huge sums of year? duidn 8 the next two ^ e don't believe who lice. there is one *.l , ln (he whole Outlook country wEd ..°, Ws Charles Lundeen but vrn .,^1 resei d these libelous and jT^less insinuations nan against rrJVu , M|Ulb L an example of the.. each wLL PP A Urs in Dolin 's paper l0 * e * k - A crook himself of the , V e ' ü dninken degenerate mulched this county out of mnoey in one year by means Printing contract during the s* e ,j a . e " hen he even stole his all from the county, than of t k the m °ney the yeggs got out tide ; , county treasury. This ar ®ot aé • HH)% false: there is Wh ° f truth in *• i*at*r, Cha * e « Lundeen was nom out of i? treasurer, Taylor was em Mi* Y ounty > over in north J! esota - When he left, Lun tioned r e had not h®« 11 men * lor did w°w ty treasurer - Tay Homin^? not k" 0 * of Lundeen's vard ' u n p ten days after s PlendiH u * bought Lundeen a do wia ik ce but had nothing to " otkpr nomin ation one way or anv n more than he had °f the other nominations, more of a Var, thr *ith Judge Pray will preside as the trial Judge in the Federal Court. Gus Riba was the local agent of the National Surety Company from whom the County bought the burglar bonds in 1926. The County had car ried heavy burglar bonds since 1920, when the financial conditions of thé county become such that the banks in the county were unable to care for the county money by reason of the inability to furnish the necessary bonds. ^ At the time of the robbery there Th™ % little , °\l r $40 ' 000 in cash in th |f- l®*® 8 th t co , unt / treasury gether w^h the" cash'over"S P a 1 Wltft , e cash °ver $60,000 in S 0 "? 7?* tak f\ Some of these bon f d8 ponged to the county and the r® St t0 *? anks who put them up , col i ate / al > secure "Ttf l urds on d ? p ? slt in thc SCT ' eral banks — ntme «/ these bonds have ÂrÆr °d ! f' b e ' a °U he J an i lts llav ? been found, either by the county ÄJ'Äl" 68 or the NationaI Su _f ty C ™ pany ' . Tne sul t against the Surety Com P any is in line Wlth that company's policy to never pay an obligation ex ce Pt a t the end of a law* suit, This trial is being watched with considerable interest both by the tax payers of Sheridan county and people of the entire state as the robbery was one of the many spectacular holdups that have recently been stag ed in the west. a ever or Now in speaking of the amount of which the Treasurer was rob or\ Uttlf over $40,000—about what Joe got for county printing in 1918—the rest j was in bonds, mostly county, put up for collateral security. Charles Lundeen, since he resign ed office in the autumn of 1926, has spent the most of his time in California. He is not nor has been negotiating for the erection of a skyscraper or a dog house in the Twin Cities. Lundeen has no am bition to build a skyscraper—-he has very little ambition about be ing county treasurer. People who know Lundeen, know there are no more honest, conscientious, reli able or capable men in this coun ty than Charles Lundeen, and they know these insinuations by Dolin's papers to be nought else but base less wanton slander—and they know well that a paper publishing this sort of stuff,to be absolutely unreliable and irresponsible. in se Taylor is no more the election of Charles Lundeen to the offices of County Treasurer, than he is with the election of the rest of the Independent Ticket. He will live if all of the candidates are defeated. True the next county treasurer will handle lots of money and there is no one who can handle it better than Charles Lundeen, it makes no difference whose name is called. ,. . Bernice Lucille Kirk, daU ^ bt ^' rfI1<1 Mrs. Fred Hanson of ™cviu®; Mont., became the bride of Mr. L Williard Gardner of Fergus Fan», Minn., on Tuesday. <W»ter 1928 at 5 p. m. Rev. Clifford «3 Plentywood officiated. Only diate relatives were present due i a recent death in the family. The young couple left by car the east, en route they will visit at the home of Mr. Gardner's parent.* GARDNER-K1RK ^gcromOD Famous Browne's Metropolitan Jubi Lee Singers At Farmer-Labor Tem ple, Friday Night, Oct. 26. Under Auspices of Plentywood Banti. Another extraordinary musical at-I traction is coming to Plentywood, 1 Friday, October 26th, at the Farmer-1 Labor Temple, when the Browne's i Metropolitan Jubilee Singers render negro melodies and negro folk-lore in a most commendable manner and oth- i er renditions are carried out extraor- ! dmarily well. The Jubilee Concert Co. c l -i i in „ ^CnnitZler and Hazeibaker Visit Plentywood Tuesday _. Sen - Schnitzler of Froid, National Republican Committeeman from Mo IftZ Tl for re-election to the state senate of Montana from Roosevelt county and Sen. Frank Hazeibaker of Dillon, Mont.. Repub lican candidate for Lieutenant Gov comes very highly recommended and their music will no doubt be a treat to the ! Plentywood public, who enjoy singing by high class artists. This musical program is given un der the auspices of the Plentywood band and the proceeds will go into the treasury of that organization to make a better and larger band for this city. Every citizen, who is in terested in maintaining a band in this city, should be present at this concert and help the good work along besides enjoying an evening of real entertainment. on the Republicans Tuesday forenoon. The Producers News acknowledges * very p,easant can at tha " sanctum. Andrew Whipplinger Ex pires Last Thursday Evening Andrew Whipplinger, pioneer homesteader of Sfieridan county, died at his home sixteen miles northeast ■of Plentywood, a week ago last ev ening of heart failure. Mr, Whipplinger had been occupied a couple of days prior to his death fighting prairie fires which had been ranging in his neighborhood and had become exhausted and as he is a man of advanced years, the effort was his undoing. Mr. Whipplinger was born at Berne, Germany, on Septelhber 2nd, 1857. He came to the United States in 1880 and was naturalized in Blue Earth county, Minnesota, in Î887. From Minnesota he came to Montana in 1910 and filed on his homestead which is located sixteen miles north east of Plentywood, in 1911, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Whipplinger was a quiet^ unassum-. ing, law-abiding citizen, highly re spected by all who knew him. He is S mip^ er of Dixon, Montana, and a daugh ter, Mrs. Anna Orr of Casper, Wy oming attended the funeral. j The funeral services were held in the American German Lutheran church, located southeast of Dooley ! j Friedrichdale cemetery. j The reception held in honor of the Plentywood school factulty by the members of the Parent Teachers As sedation and the public Friday even h n g, September 28th at the Catholic church parlors, was a most enjoyable affair. ' Games were played which brought forth a feeling »f good fellowship and everyone seemed to enjoy them P. T. A. MEETING A GRAND SUCCESS selves. j. Franc Murry, president of the Parent-Teachers Association, gave an address of welcome to the Plenty wood school faculty, including both the old and new teachers. His talk was well received and was heartily applauded. Songs were sung and Miss Wheeler gave a delightful reading, making a well-rounded program* A nice lunch was served by the lunch committee of the P. T. A., af Jter which all departed for their homes having enjoyed the evening and the opportunity of meeting the instructors of the Plentywood chil dren. Many more events of this kind will be held during the coming year by the P. T. A., and everyone is cordially invited to take part in these ve ry enjoyable affairs, Gov. Erickson and Sen. Wheeler Speakers at Tem ple Saturday Evening Gov. Erickson and Sen. Wheeler will speak at a Democratic rally at the Farmer-Labor Temple, tomorrow, Saturday evening, October 18th. This will be the governor's first appear ance in northeastern Sheridan coun ty. He will speak on his record. Wheeler will tell of the corruption of the republican party. The first snow this fall fell fo Sheridan county Wednesday morning. Rankin and the 'Company' Press (Phillips County New») The line» are being pretty clearly drawn in the governor ship race. It is not difficult to discover whose candidate is whose. Day »Her day the daily press is nagging and scolding and bereating Rankin — but Rankin is mere baffling to them now than he was in the primary election, in that he re fuses to spoil the splendid ad vantage the whole situation has given him by answering back. It is the part of wisdom, because the people of Montana today realize that the political utter ances of the copper-owned press must be more greatly discounted than ever before. Their united attack is an asset that any man running for office in the state ought to value and highly covet. It is the highest compliment that can be paid him—and, contrari wise, it would be a millstone about his neck to have even their tacit support because of its vi cious implications. Theodore Wix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wix of T^anark, was married last week to a lady from Sidney. "Ted" Wix and his father Joe Wix are part ners in quite a large farming ! -, ! ! j Theodore Wix Married tion in the Lanark country. and is a very popular young man in south eastern Roosevelt county where his host of friends wish the newlyweds a ! long and happy married life. i x ■-—-I JOE WIX RUNNING LUCE A P ADRIT rr\D c 1 117 T? iff rv1 r UK OiTLKir I* OF ROOSEVELT CO. _ ; Word reaches Plentywood, that Joe Wix, well known Progressive Farm er leader of Roosevelt county, who is a candidate for Sheriff on the Demo cratic ticket in that county is put ting up some race for that office against Sheriff Anderson who has held that office for the last three terms and that indications are now that Wix will nose Anderson out and send him back to the farm November 6th. Wix has the solid democratic party behind him, the progressives, besides a host of friends and neigh bors who believe that John Anderson has been in office long enough and that now is a good time to make change. Many people say that the voters of Roosevelt county could not pick a better man than Joe Wix for the office of Sheriff and his friends and boosters night and day for him. a in small quarters since the big fire of May 2nd, are now nicely settled in their fine ne.w building and are an nouncing their formal opening on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13. iy many are working Froid Mercantile Co. Now Settled In Their New Home Froid. —The Froid Mercantile Co., who have been doing business Daniels County Voters List Largest in County's Histo Increase of 288 Over Primary tratkm; More Than 1,809 Will Be Polled Nov. 6. Daniels county now has 2,299 reg istered voters, according to the list compiled by Carl Faanes, Clerk and Recorder, who estimates that at least 1,899 votes will be polled on Novem Regis* votes ber 6th. There were 2,002 registered for the primary, when approximately 1,500 votes were polled. The 288 new voters are almost sure to vote this fall, and, although the primary vote was the greatest in the history of the county, it is almost certain that new record will be made on Novem ber 6th. a John Survant Buys Havre Building for Newspaper Co. Havre, Oct. 9.—John Survant of Malta, has purchased the Wright building, now occupied by the J. C. Penney Co., from the Montana Na tional bank for a consideration said to be around $39,000. It is reported that the building is purchased for the United Publisher's, Inc., a new corporation just organiz ed, which proposes to engage in the newspaper and supply business at Havre some time this fall. The report is that the new corpor ation intends to supply papers east and west of Havre with supplies, these papers to be a part of the in corporation. K «dso stated that a warehouse will be constructed the rear /of the lot purchased and that cars of suppH es . will be spotted there and unloaded direct. Tt is stated that the incorao expect to engage in the weekly news paper business and open a store for office suppli es - on rators ♦ STROYED BY FIRE Gasoline Fumes Ignite Making Blaz ing Inferno In Short Time. Baker Children Burned As Gas Ignites. Last Saturday evening about 6:00 o'clock the city was startled by the shrill blast of the fire siren which warned the populace of a fire at the Jake Wolfe house in the southwest part of the city. A quick run was made by the vol unteer ire department, but the resi dence was a mass of flames when they arrived. Work was directed to save the Hopkins house several feet distant toward which building the flames were wafted by a strong wind. Despite the intense heat and low water pressure the building was saved. 1 The house was occupied by Mrs. Baker and her four children, who had ! just moved into the house u short ! lime before the lire in order that the children might attend the Plen tywood schools. It seems that while Mrs. Baker was down town shopping that her daughter Goldie was, cleaning a gar ment with gasoline. Very little lire was in the kitchen range at the time but nevertheless the fumes were ig nited and in a moment the girl's clothing and the entire room were ablaze. Cesco Iraker, rushed in to aid his sister and was quite badly burned on the leg and one hand while Goldie was burned on the face and shoulder. The mother reached home in time to pull the children from the , flames and rushed them to the hos pital where they received medical at tention, relieving the burns, The house and furniture were corn pletely burned. The house was cov ered by insurance but Mrs. Baker suffered the loss of her furniture upon which there was no insurance. Mrs. George Bell from the Quit meyer precinct had the afternoon of tbe da ^ ,^ re made arrange ments to stay with Mrs. Baker a few days - She lost her P urse containing $25.00 in paper and silver money in the fire. The next day after the coals of the ruin had cooled Mrs. Bell re turned to look over the premises and found her leather purse. Upon pick ing it up it fell apart, but the metal lic purse on the inside apparently was a good insulation as the bills were only slightly scorched. Her spec tacles were also in the purse and were uninjured. The Baker children are getting along as well as can be expected after such an accident and will soon be able to be around with no serious effects from the bums. AUCTION SALES Many auction sales will be held in Sheridan county in the next few days, among them will be the following, most of whom are carrying ads in this issue of the Producers News: Mrs. Andrew Wipplinger on Satur day, October 13, at her farm 6 miles southeast of Dooley. J. J. Morgan, at his farm, 12 miles west of Plentywood and three miles southeast of Archer on Wednesday, October 17th. Franz Rehman, on his farm 8 miles southeast of Dooley and 13 miles east and 1 mile north of Plentywood, Wednesday, October 17th. Savage Corporation, at their farm Vz mile southeast of Plentywood, Monday, October 15th. - John Stoner, at his farm, iVz miles south and 2 miles east of Outlook on the Outlook-Plentywood road, Thursday, October 18th. sales list practically every eded for farming, and pros pective purchasers ry and livestock 1 tend these sales. on on on These thing ne of farm machine will do well to at received were bom MADOC FARMER DIES OF INJURIES Brother of Mrs. Frank Dionne of This City Victim of Accident While Riding Horseback. Scobey.— Alex Bonneau, a resident of the Madoc vicinity since he filed on a home|tead in 1913, died Satur day, September 29, as the result of injuries received a week previous when, riding boraeback, he collided with a car two miles "from Madoc. Fate seems to have played strange ly with Mr. Bonneau and family. In 1916 his brother died as the result of an accident in a runaway of his team. The same year his son, Fred, age 6 years, died of injuries when Kicked by a horse. The deceased was 48 years of age, having been born at St. John, N. D , in 1880. On February 6, 1906, he was married to Emily Jerome at Bel court and to the union nine children. Alphonse, Jean, Dom inik, Regina, Eva, Eleanor, Frank and Fred, all but the latter now liv ing. His wife, mother and father al so survive him. He also leaves four sisters, one of them, Mrs. Frank Dionne, lives at Plentywood. Funeral services were conducted at St. Phillips Catholic church, Scobey, at 19:00 o'clock, Tuesday, October 2, by Rev. Father Conaty and interr ment made in the Scobey cemetery. % *- * DEMONSTRATION TRAIN DRAWS HUGE CROWD DESPITE WEATHER Exhibits at Farmer-Labor Temple Attract Attention of Visit ors from All Parts of the County. Inclement Weather Fails to Stop Public from Attending Annual Event. School Ex hibits Attract Much Attention As Well As Ladies' Depart ment. -—_-a A ... n . . .. Products Fill The annual Sheridan County Fair which opened Wednesday morning and ended Friday evening with a big dance at the Farm er-Labor Temple proved to be another successful event in the line of agricultural development of this county. DANIELS CO. OFFICERS VISIT PI FNTYWDniT v tot i ruuNi X W vUU .- . ; Assessor Smith of Daniels county, ar *d Juis Anderson, formerly editor of the Scobey Sentinel, were Plenty wood visitors Thursday afternoon and '' lde in the Sheridan county capitol "9 ok occasion to call at the Producers ,. j"', 8 , e , re the farmers' can didates of Daniels county are having 8ome printing done. The farmers " ave endorsed their candidates on the ' democratic ticket in Daniels county. 6 vlsl tors report that the indica-1 Jî°. ns ar 9,_- r the -C° un ty democratic ficket will win every place this year. - , " , ~ John O Daire of Havre Is Shot By Holdun Men - Hinsdale, Sept. 29. -Robert Smith of Providence, R. I., and John O'Daire of Havre report they were held up and robbed at Vandalia about lo o'clock by men . T hei two men, accompanied by a few oth ers, were riding west in a gondola' car, when three'men entered the car and commanded them to hold their hands. After the bandits had taken all of their money, they either got excited or deliberately started to shoot. In the mixup and' getting out of the car, two of the men were shot and wounded. John O'Daire received two wounds. one m the thigh and the other ir the calf of the leg. The Ben Luehke family from Froid visited in Plentywood Saturday and Sunday. Scheme to Rob the Madison County Treasury Frustrated Captured Burglar Discloses Plans of Bandits to Camp At Vir ginia City Until November 30 and Hold Up Treasurer As Was Done at Plentywood Two Years Ago. A man who gave his name as Reed, one of a gang of three, who blew the safe of a pool hall at Grass Range, Tuesday, October 2d, was wounded by the sheriff of Musselshell county, north ef Roundup and captured by Sheriff Tullock of Fergus county after being hidden and left by his friends. After he was apprehended he made a confession to Sheriff Tullock in which he disclosed what the gang had done and* - what they had planned on doing during the coming Autumn, Reed said that there were three men in the party and that they had planned jobs at Grass Rahge and Roundup, and that from Roundup they were going to Virginia City, the county seat of Madison county, where they intended to hold up the county treasurer's office sometime this fall, most likely on the last taxpaying day, thus duplicating the holdup of the Sheridan County treasury two years ago this fall. Teagarden's Recorder, published at Denton, a town in Fergus county, a short way from Grass Range in re porting the affair said: Prompt action last week on the part of Sheriff Guy Tullock nipped in the bud a series of holdups which had been planned in this section of the country. He was called to Grass Range Tuesday evening when the safe in the pool hall was blown, and the explosion aroused some of the citizens. Ascertaining that the rob bers had headed in the direction of Roundup, he phoned to the sheriff atj that place to be on the look out, and then started out himself, taking along his police dog. The Roundup sheriff drove out a few miles from Roundup in time to intersçept the robbers, but realizing that they were trapped, they speeded up the car attempting to run down the sheriff. As he dodg ed out of danger, he opened fire, striking one of the robbers. Sheriff Tullock arrived a few minutes later, and chased the robbers into a blind canyon, where they took out afoot, leaving their wounded companion hid den. The wounded man was located by means of the dog and he confessed to his part in the crime, stating that there were three men in the party and that they_had planned jobs at Grass Range, Rouffdup and later in !, The exhibits poured into the large Farmer-Labor Temple Wednesday morning and by evening the exhibit room wa^ well filled with quality products that were the source of much admiration by the huge throngs visiting the fair, Thursday proved to be the big day 0 f the Fair, thousands of people attending from all parts of the coun ty, taking in the exhibits, listening to the various speakers and visiting the Stock Demonstration train. The day proved to be too cold for com ! fort and marred what otherwise would have been one of the most interesting displays ever held in this | city. As it was thousands viewed the I livestock and listened to the speaker»» as they pointed out the different points of well-bred animals and ! plained the feeding of the same to IJ§5 profit thcrelrom for 1 ' , , , ' J he „ fre 9 lu ?? ch s « r y ed at noon ' oa Thursday the Fair management dre ^ Packed throngs to the Plenty Y"»? 0 , Auto Co. building, which ha» 3 ' ,8t , bee . n completed. Hot coffee and sandwiches were served and the. uol^ rs expressed thrn appreciation for thls consideration by the Fair Board, Tha poultry exhibit which was held at the Rueter livery bam drew a lar S e number of admirers of fowls, an d some very fine specimens were shown. As the visitor entered the Farmer Labor Temple the eye met a collec ^j on 0 f gome of the finest specimens of practically everything grown in Sheridan county, besides the school (Continued on page Bight) ex - tended to hold up the county trea»-' urer's office at Virginia City... ? ave name as Reed, and is now t cnt j cal condition at the hospital at , ®°undiip. ** 18 that Sbenf * P™ 1 ' 1 ? 1 action yill put a stop to the 9 rous . boldu P s and . a8ually tak ,f P lace here at thw time tbe year - The local lodge of the Degree of Honor fraternal order will give an other of their special dances at the Farmer-Labor Temple Saturday ening October 29th. The dance will be in the form of a Carnival which is always enjoyed by those attending with horns, streamers, confetti, and all the things which go to make up a Carni val dance. The Krazy Kats will furnish the music which insures a lively dance, besides the other festivities. At this dance three pieces of fur niture will be given away to the lucky persons whose numbers are I drawn. Every dance ticket entitles the holder to a ticket on the furni tore. A large crowd will be present at • this big social event of the season as the Degree of Honor lodge is not ed for the good times that are had at their dances, He rofcberies D. OF H. CARNIVAL DANCE OCTOBER 20 ev- . FROID BUSINESS CHANGES Froid. —Harry David has sold his S lace of business, together with the uilding to Jess Stulfer, who is now in charge.