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fna A > sclovic* f THE PRODUCERS NEWS liberty IS L handed fflOM ABOVE voTw>Ji NOT THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN SHERIDAN COUNTY down A f APER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1928 Sub. Rates: Foreign, W 76 tn Ü. 8.. 18.00 P«r year per year Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18 1812. at the Post* office at Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March I. I87B. SURETY BOND CASE STARTED TUESDAY -- 1 w . minmmmmiimi mmiiimimuiimi miimiimiiiiiiiiiii IHillllltllllllllllllll W * «ler^ls Greeted by Small Audience Last Saturday INKft SENATOR ARRIVES LA1Ï AT DEMO RALLY FROM SCOBEY Gov. Erickson Did Not Arrive. Wheeler Came Very Late Af Refusing to Come. About "Little Green House on Town Tirade Against Taylor and Wallace. Delivered His Usual Harang K, Street and Spews Small ter ue The much advertised Democratic Rally occurred at the Farmer Labor Temple last Saturday evening. Gov. Erickson did not nve. ID spoke at Opheim Saturday night and evidently never intended to come to J 'Jentywood for the Saturday night meeting. Wheeler Arrives Late *-- ar _ d had Sen. B. K. Wheeler, who was the real headliner, did not arrive until about half past ten or eleven o'clock. He did not plan un coming to Plenty wood for this meeting it is said, and only come after the other Democratic candidate insisted. Whether Wheeler afraid to come to Plentywood to that he figured would be asked him is not known. It is reported that he made the ar rangement.- foi the Scobey meeting after the Plentywood meeting been advertised with the idea of hav for avoiding Plenty was luestii me an ex< wood : for iic expected the Comertown fanner to raise up like a ghost and , a.-k him about his Poison power site rote and his relations with old Jor- : tm Thomnsen and Wheeler did not ! want to talk about these things. Sécrétai v of State Mountjoy and Frank H. Cooney, candidate for Lieu tenant Governor on the Democratic ticket arrived in Plentywood and were surprised to learn that Sen. Wheeler wa.- not coming. The local Democratic committee got out bills advertising Judge Bourquin, cratic cand demo e for Attorney Gener al, but Judge Bourquin was not even in this end of the state. The com; all day to connect up with Wheeler, but could not find him as he was out in the western part of Daniels coun ty shaking hands with people along the Great Northern branch line. The Senator arrived in Scobey about time to start his meeting when the com mittee got in touch with him by phone. It is said that he refused to come to Plentvwood. - and candidates tried t ? Later Secretary of State Mountjoy bunted up Editor Taylor and told him their troubles. Taylor advised the candidate« that the people of Sheri dan countv were expecting the Gov ernor of the state and Sen. Wheeler— that there would likely be a large crowd, and as Plentywood was guest of all of the other democratic candi dates. and that no heckler was going (Continued on Last Page) Montana's Wheat Crop Placed At 75,075,000 Bushels Crop Is 5,000,000 Bushels Less Than 1927 and Prices are Much Lower. Growers Marketing Wheat on Protein Basis and Holding Much Grain for Higher Prices. Helena.—The preliminary estimate of the total wheat crop of ^ state is placed at 75,505,000 bushels, according to the report °1 the state-federal service. This is moderately below the record production of 80,208,000 in 1927 but very much higher than the dVe Year (1922-26) average production of 46,370,000 bushels. In le total spring wheat has pro-* jrced 63,355,000 bushels and "Wer wheat 12,150,000 bushels. Last 65-> «Um L *P rin g "'heat crop was 65, . bushels and the winter wheat ri> 14,256,000 bushels. Both winter avera • spr to® wheat this year are than • a higher protein content j. ln Farm prices of wheat of a °" avera Khig much below those 15th JCa - r ^ average September comn Pn ^ e l' ear being 79 cents 1927^71 on September 15 a , r 'i rhe low prices have encour S t5 e farmers this year to mar vheat on a protein basis, the increase in tests, a »ron* ° rage w heat on farms to dicatci - extent than usual is also in ulca Kd m reports. Vç a ? Production in Montana this bushel? "tu- p . laced at 19,944,000 1927 Thls 18 smaller than the larger ^3,840,000 bushels but prod«,.*' an ^ ve year average oats n ? f 17 *966,000 bushels. The kin* J°, WS a ver y Rood quality the « Q ~ Por î. ed a t 93% compared with little 0a L Hpure a year ago. Very and cuJ ls shipped from Montana abont 7 er , arm averaging not attLÜf- kelow a year ago are Bari Pv ctlv j for f &r m sales, year ^ or the state this kn tVa '^ 7 9>900 bushels is lower ? « P, roduct ion in 1927 double th' r ^mshels but almost Hon of o 700 n« A year average produc er a: 82 '? 00 bushels. The use of the st-f - d cro P Has increased Prices nt K P , ln recent years. Farm ^ cents r>„ °r ® G Pt- 15 averaged *entn W C P *v bushel or about seven Con, iS® a Year a *o. - (Cont? Uctlon Montana is --Continue« on Lam ngel in 1 Havre, Mont., Oct. 16.—Fred Den nis and Albert Smith were arrested Saturday by Sherilt Timmons and turned over to Sheridan county offi cials this morning to be returned to Plentywood where they will be tried in connection with a saxe blowing job in a small store weeks ago. DAGMAR SUSPECTS CAUGHT AT HAVRE at Dagmar two Carl Hovdey's Chevrolet c_j__ _ l ci Oedan otoien from Street A ^ bev J°l e ^ Sedan of Carl Hov dey ' stalea Wednesday evening Jl . om tu front of the Miller Pharmacy where it was parked. Mr. Hovdey reported the matter to the police and sheriff's office but no trace has been found of the car yet. A reward of fifty dollars has been offered for either the return of the car or information leading to its re covery. The car is a black trimmed, 1927 model, engine number 3280495, Mon tana license No. 71336. Send infor mation to Sheriff's office^ JUDGE MC ELROY MARRIES VISITING COUPLE TUESDAY Judge J. J. McElroy said the mag ic words that made Lloyd Sather, 24 years old, of Alexandria, Minn., and Miss Ada Hanson, age 19 of Ken mare, North Dakota,' man and wife, on Tuesday, October 13th. PROGRESSIVE FARMERS MET The Progressive Farmres Council of Plentywood held another one of their splendid social meetings last Tuesday evening. A large number were present and greatly enjoyed the program and dancing. PLENTYWOOD BAND SPONSORS CONCERT Browne's Metropolitan Jubilee Sing ers Will Give Program at Farmer Labor Temple Friday Evening, Oc tober 26th. ✓ The Plentywood Band is giving other one of a series of high class en tertainments at the Farmer Labor Temple in this city, Browne's Metropolitan Jubilee Sing Friday evening, Oc an the when ers will appear tober 26th. The Coit Alber Chautauqua Bureau of Chicago, Ill., has the following to of this famous concert company: Our investigation of this Com pany's service proved they are domg just what the Committees so often contract for, and seldom receive. Their contribution of Negro Melodies and Negro Folk-Lore is m every commendable. Moreover they do things they attempt extraordin arily well. Ih fact this Company stands at the head of similar organi zations, with a programme that w I delight their listeners without fai . Browne's Metropolitan Jubilee Singers come to Plentywood *™ verv high recommendations and tue general public is invited by the local band to attend and enjoy the evening and also help their musical organize tion which will in turn repay the citizens of Plentywood and surround ing territory with their music during the summer months. say way the I™« City Where Governor is Personally Known to Majority of Inhabitants Gives Big Surprise. Whitefish, Oct. 16.—That Governor Erickson will come out of his home county November 6 with a greatly reduced majority over that of four years ago is indicated by a straw vote being conducted by a local newspa per. Results of the first week's voting show Erickson to have a lead of only five votes over Rankin, his republi can opponent. The vote was, Erick son 69 and Rank .64. Normally Democratic ^ Whitefish is a railroad town in lathead county and has approxi mately 1300 registered voters. It is i normally democratic by a majority I varying from 100 to 200. Four vears ! ago it gave Erickson a 2 to 1 vote in j the general election. Kalispell, Er- i ickson's home, is only 16 miles dis- ; tant. The governor is personally known to perhaps half of the adult ; population here, which makes ' remarkable the strength shown by I Rankin. more Change to Rankin It seems impiobahle that Erickson i will get near the 1200 majority in ■ Flathead county this year that* he i polled in 1924, political observers be- i lieve. There has been a decided drift to Rankin among the farmers of the i county as well as among the rail- j road workers and business men, it is | said. Dixon Leading Wheeler Other results of the straw ■. vote j show Hoover to be leading Smith hy ' a vote of 87 to 47. For United States 1 senator Dixon polled 76 votes to 56 1 for Wheeler, The first returns in the straw vote include slightly more than 10 per cent of the registered voters and it is believed that they in dieote Weuratoly tLe mK. mo" Nft vember vote, inasmuch as all classes of the electorate cast ballots. EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT PUBLIC LIBRARY This morning at 7:30 an explosion | of the furnace in the basement of tlie 1 Sheridan County Public Library set | fire to the ceiling and walls necessi tating the calling of the fire depart ment. The fire was quickly subdued with slight damage to the building. The boom of the explosion and the instantaneous issue of smoke from the basement was seen and heard by men nearby who turned in the fire alarm. Furnace Causes Small Fire at Frank Guenther Home A second time this (Fridav) morn ing the shrill blast of the fire siren broke the stillness of the air at about 8:30. calling the fire department to the home of Frank Guenther in the east part of the city. It seems that in some way the furnace had ex ploded. The fire was quickly ex tinguished with small loss. LEAVE FOR CALIFORNIA John Gross, Martin Gross, Bud Shaw and- Mr. Montgomery left in two cars Wednesday with California as their destination and where they intend to spend the winter. They stated they were much in need of a rest and that the warm balmy climate of California with its sunshine and ocean breezes, where northern state hot house flowers grow in the front yards the year round, and the sun maid raisins and bathing beauties ate produced, was the most attractive spot to go to to while away the next few months. Plentywood Auto Company Is Moving Into New Home The Plentywood Auto Company has been busy this week moving into their new building across the street from the Ingwalson Co. Store. The new garage building is up-to date in every respect and one of the finest structures of its kind in Plen tywood. It will take some time before the equipment is finally placed into po sition, but when the work is com pleted that enterprising firm will be ready to take care of their many patrons in the most modern ways of business as it is conducted in cities much larger than Plentywood. WRECKS NEW CAR Monday afternoon east of Redstone J. C. Wigmore, accompanied by his wife had an automobile accident that might have proved more disastrous. They were driving at a good rate of speed and upon striking a rough stretch of road and turning out for another car Mr. Wigmore, who was at the wheel lost control and the new 1929 Nash shot across the road and crashed into the steep bank, tipping over. The radiator was completely demolished, the frame twisted and axles sprung and the steering wheel broken. Mr. Wigmore sustained cracked rib but Mrs. Wigmore was uninjured but more or less frighten ed and alarmed for the safety of her husband. a CfaT Under the caption, "Keep the issues clear," a harangue about the Producers News, its editors and the Sheridan County officials ap peared in the Plentywood Herald last week. It is exactly the same sort of bla that has appeared against the larmier candidates during every campaign for the .past ten years. A lot of good space was used making insinuations, assertions and allegations and telling what that paper was going to tell between now and election day and what it was going to prove, too, by heck, between now and November 6, so that the voters of Sheridan county will know just how to vote. However, the Herald Editor did not offer one iota of proof, not a scintilla if you please, to prove at least one of its broad assertions— and it wont, li will just continue making assertions and insinuations from now on until election day with the hope that the voters will believe hold assertions, even though maliciously false if they are repeated often enough, and screamed loud enough. The Herald is not going to deal in pe*sonulities at all—it is go ing to confine itself to issues—though it confesses that the Producers News will make a usual campaign of this sort; any the Herald is not going to be dissuaded from making the campaign by any personali ties that the Producers News may indulge in—no siree sir! Well, we will just let Mr. Polk and his cohorts hop to it—do your best and show your stuff. A lot of people have been waiting for a Saviour just like Polk for some time. When you arrived in Plenty wood Mr. Pialk you were sure welcome. Quite a number have been wanting a change so bad that they were willing to spend a little change to get this change arid Mr. Polk seems to have gathered in the change. Now if the people want to change the personnel of the county officers, they will have an opportunity to do so election day—the voters will make the change and they will have to pay the price— personally it will make no difference to the Producers News... We shall live and thrive by putting out the best paper in Northeastern Monatna as we have in the past. We have felt the thrill of many political victories in Sheridan county, we will try to smile, though every man on the Independent Ticket is defeated which will not oc cur—at least we hope not. The HeraiU says it has no ax to grind—that it has no economic interest to serve in this election—that it is actuated only by benevo lent and altruistic ideals: it only wants the people of Sheridan county to have a change, for it says that it is '-ere. North Dakota. eral \ears that the time has arrived for a change, and made about the same sort of insinuations and allegations there as he did in the Plentywood Herald last week, but somehow or other he has never been able to make much impression on the farmers over there, for they ha.v- -ani-Lunp ri reluming the "farmers gang" to office and re fusing to ralkswmmon after year.': f&r. P^lk and Burley Bowie**s paper, the Plentywood Herald, is ftou* a candidate for a new county printing contVact next June, nor is that paper seeking to secure the sheriff's legate nor the patronage of the Clerk of Court's office—no Mr. Polk only wants a change, just for the purpose of having a change. Mr. Polk does not like the conditions that exist in Plentywood or Sheridan county— that was the reason why he chose to come here, places where a change is needed. Niow, maybe things are not just as pure as they should be about Plentywood, not quite dean enough for instance .for Mr. Polk, but yet from what we can learn of Mr. Polk, we don't believe that he is a man to come over tto Plentywood and Commence heaving too many boulders about among the glass houses. We »don't believe that a man who quit teaching school at Bowbells, North Dakota, because of al leged intimate relations with youn,g and tender school girls, a man who was compelled to return money to the teachers' employment fund of North Dakota that he had taken, and who was caught teaching on a fake certificate, and whose certificate to teach was finally annulled by Miss Minnie J. Nielsen, superintendent of public instruction of North Dakota for low, indecent and immoral coriduct in the high schools at Williston, a man Mho was kicked out of the Ma sonic lodge at Bowbells because of his questionable conduct, is just time for a change" Mr. Polk's home is down at Williston, in Williams county. He has been telling the voters down there for sev He is looking foi come Plentywood and commence to make changes here It may be that Ellen Johnsion's chicken ranch is not just operat ed along the classy ideas of Mr. Polk, but he might talk to her about it, and if he is nice, he might persuade her to "change his fastidious taste, we don't know. * Yes, somehow or other we believe that Mr. Polk is presuming just a little on the people of Plentywood when he starts talking about 'moral conditions here. Some of the people here may be pretty bao, but they are just a little better at least than our friend Mr Polk. it to suit \Ve are not going to call the Republican candidates, Mr. Polk's candidates or Mr. Dolin's candidates—for we know that they are not °f men . a }. all—they are good men and are only unfortunate Mr t p«iL aVIT li g M f t Ä e , Ir cJaadldac î es fostered by men of the brand of Mr. Polk and Mr. Dolin. They deserve better things. Now when Mr. Polk arrived in Plentywcdl, he surrounded him self with whom? Why with such fine, upright citizens as Oscar Col lins, Jack O'Grady, L. S. Olson and others of that sort. Mr. Polk surrounded himself at once with other men who want a change^—men of fine moral fibre and an inspiration to anyone. Of course if a per son calls attention to these people who want a change, that is what Mr. Polk calls personality. It seems to us that when any person makes the pretenses made by Mr. Polk, or those who surround him, or prints the insinuations about others that Mr. Polk has printed, it is no more than right or proper, that the history, the character, the motives of the men mak ing the insinuations!, should be looked into in odder to see if they are the sort of men deserving of public confidence—the sort of _ who by their lives and examples are qualified to criticize others, to lead better government crusades. We have referred to the activities of Mr. Polk: we do not need -to mention the life of Oscar Collins. Everybody knows the sort of man that Oscar is. Every person knows just how clean and moral he is—if there is a bigger booze guzzler in the whole county we don't know him—if there is a man lower we don't know of him. But ev eryone knows about Oscar. The lowest, meanest man in Plentywood stands head and shoulders above Oscar Oollins. Then there is Jack O'Grady—considerable better type than Oscar, but a man who con fessed to stealing $2100 of the money paid to him on county seed notes—and finally there is L. S. Olsen, who, when about to be caught, returned a lot of the money to the county treasurer which he had collected from liquor violators who were tried before him when he justice—there was other money that was not turned in. This L. S. Olsen and Oscar Collins prarfically make their home over in the Herald office: in fact it is said by many that L, S. Olsen is act ing as editor and publicity man over in the Herald office. Associated with these men are L. J. Onstad, who was once county attorney, and who was mixed up with his brother George in doing Sheridan county out of a carload of flax, and only turned the draft over to the coun ty treasurer when they were caught with it in their possession. These are the jnen Mr. Polk has associated with him in his efforts to bring about a change in Sheridan county—what a change we will have with Mr* Polk. Now, to commence with. The Herald says the Independent Ticket is the Producers News ticket. It is, in that the Producers News is supporting it,, but that is all. ..The Producers News did not have a thing to do with the selection of the ticfcet. ..The farmers, the organ ized farmers, by their delegates duly selected, picked out and en dorsed this ticket. The Producers News, the fanners' paper, is sup porting that ticket. ..The Herald boldly insinuates that all of these men are bad men because the farmers nominated them and the Pro* ducers News is supporting them. We ask the Herald what is bad about Robert Larson, and what with Nels Sundsted. We ask Mr, Polk what he knows men or was \ so ba u about Rodney Salisbury—we ask Oscar Collins, L. S. Olson and Jack O'Grady, if they think Mr. Polk is the sort of a man, or them selves who can hurl a brick bat at Salisbury—yes, Mr. Polk te|I how it is that you can open your mouth about County Attorney Er ickson and Sheriff. Salisbury. We ask what is the matter with Neils Madsen or Hans Rasmus Judge Paul. Are these men crooks? If so how, when—name us sen, or (Continued on page Five) SUIT CALLED AT GREAT FAILS AS SCHEDULED Attorneys Louis Donovan, Paul Babcock and Arthur Erick son Appear for Sheridan County—and John Brown, George Hurd and Wm. Clausen for National Surety Com pany. Riba and Erickson and Torstenson Have Been on Stand Up to Thursday Night. Great Falls, Tuesday evening, Oct. 16.—Testimony during the first day of the trial of Sheridan county and others against the. National Surety company in federal court Tuesday centered around letters and telegrams in the correspondence of the Riba State Rank at Plentywood with the state agency of the surety at Helena. WHO MrtQT v « llv aaiorjj IflV/ijl 117TI1P A T* nr»n i/mm W Hi 1 U I r*rïC fil Kh / j If IluTI I 1 till ilvilLi• I _ Controversy on Between J. C. Hag lund of Cut Bank and George MiU- ' dlemas of Helena. j I Helena, Oct. 19.— Two Montana 1 wheat growers have claimed the | world record on wheat yield per acre during the past week when J. C. Hag- i lund of Cut Bank threshed 2,800 bushels from 40 acres with an aver-1 age yield of 1 0 bushels per acre and George Middlemas of the Helena val ley threshed 420 bushels from 5h j a 7'%l ou h , an , average yield P er acre ! ° f TW b r S1 >m * . . . i . Th f e S " U so.™« uncertainty as ll 7 h !w r M , ldd l emas y^ d «*: îw Æîi °L Ha ^ 1 . u ] nd ' smc ® the flld threshed by Mr. Middlemas is report- , feÖ'T i Mr Hap-lnnd'c „ 7Qc . „ , ■* ■ nagiund s wheat was a a vai-, lety known as Supreme while that of Mr. Middlemas was Club wheat. As | between the two yields, in the event of a tie state department officials ! would be inclined to concede the Cut Bank man the laurels for the reason i that the acreage used to determine i his average was more than seven 1 times larger than that used by the Helena man. The question of what has been the largest yield per acre of wheat' in Montana would soon bring forth a host of claimants for first honors, (Continued on page Eight) ae New York Populace Turns Out En Masse to Greet Zeppelin Crew Sidewalks Packed With Cheering Mob When Airmen Pass. Flags of Two Republics, Germany and United States, Blos Forth From Buildings Along Broadway. som Nex\ \oik, Oct. 16.—Two score of gallant men who had shown a new way to the commerce of the air by their flight in the Graf Zeppelin were the guests of an enthusiastic city after a tumultu ous welcome in the late afternoon. tumultu * The HALLOWE'EN CARNI VAL OCTOBER 31 Old Time Music, New Time Music, Popular Callers, Horns, Confetti, arid All the Frills Will Feature the Festive Occasion. The central organization of the Progressive Farmers county will stage a big Hallowe'en Carnival at the Farmer-Labor Tem ple Wednesday evening, October 31, This will without question be the biggest event after harvest. The committee of Sheridan on arrangements reports that nothing will be overlook ed to make this an enjoyable affair. Three orchestras have been gaged: Marion Mitchell will be there with his "Hallowe'en Krazy Katz." A.1 Kurtz will be on the job with his original Go-Get-Er«, and the old time fiddlers and accordion "pushers" will also play an important part i the program. Otto Donaldson, Carl Lund and Albert Almberg are tuning up their violins and preparing them selves for the occasion, while Joe Kavon has been reported exercising his accordion and everybody looks forward to a real old time square dance. Mr. A. F. Ziebarth will have charge of the square dances. All the old-timers for miles around have signified their intention to join in the frolic. Old and new dances will be divided equally. The hall will be decorated appropriately for the occasion. Souvenirs for everyone, balloons, confetti, horns, hats and everything bo make the occasion the most enjoy able event will feature the evening's Carnival. en in Questions and Cross Questions Three witnesses were called to the Stand by the plaintiff's attorneys and questioning and cross questioning oc cupied the entire day., A. Riba, pres ident of the Plentywood bank; Wil ^kricksom cas hier oi the bank, nd William E. Ashton of Helena, tourner assistant state director of the surety company's office and now with the Montana highway were sworn in and testified their knowledge and activities in the litigation, Riba Identified, Mr. Riba, president of the Plenty wood bank, testimony showed. was an agent for the National Surety company and Sheridan countv se cured its surety bonds through this agency. The action before the court, according to the statements of attor neys, is to determine the status of the alleged robbery of the county treasurer's office at Plentvwood, No vember 30. 1926. when some *106 000 take r- and ,he ri K ht of the coun * n reviewing the robbery to the iurv Tuesday mumi'n™ AffAw./. a c Ericksm/saM^w' ^.1 5 « A ' noon ôf Nov M iqor r" -i""'"' |L Torsion ' C ' ™î ty T i' eSS ' "ie on the Tit* An** 1 10 leml the S r ,°v bbers en ' Sid UcuriHes Mul n S 0 "? deuutv rnnntv frek A a Î entered the a " urer ' . wh ? later demi to vT ^ red S? lie prone 0T1 the floor vhüe S th? r ohheTf h U " d h way -, No } ra ^ date ' robbers hns bePn f °u nd commission. as to to Jury Selected. After several jurors had been ex (PontJnued on pâtre El;,'ht) city of the land . its business for a time to hail of the dirigible, symbolic of a new era in transportation of passen gers and cargoes. At 3:60 p. m., the visitors were landed from the municipal tug Ma com at the Battery that small clear space at the tip of Manhattan which the skyscrapers encroach close as they can. Patient men and women had waited since early morn ing at the land and a chorus of 10, 000 voices was on hand to cheer. A light sprinkle of rain failed to di minish the crowds. The gray office buildings had blos somed forth with the flagg of the two republics, Germany and the United States, and from their stories, as the parade formed _ moved up Broadway, came that pa per storm which office workers de light to shower on the heroes who pass below them. The mounts of patrolmen cavorted ahead of the automobiles bearing the city's guests and behind marched smartly picked detachments of the army and navy. The sidewalks were packed from curb to wall and at street intersections extended further back. The last Germans New York had welcomed so enthusiastically were Baron Huenefeld and Captain Koehl of the airplane Bremen, first to the Atlantic from east to west. forgot the crew on as u-mer and cross A number of the county officials were subpoenaed I:i the treasury rob bery case which is being tried at Great Falls this week. Among those who were summoned as witnesses are Clerk and Recorder Niels Madsen, J^easurer Eng. Torstenson, Sheriff Salisbury and Deputy sheriff Peter Gallagher. Deputy treasurer Anna Hovet and Mrs. Newlon.