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<V^ Ù A> *(V Library historical H. THE a £ liberty IS NOT HANDED DOWN from above THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN SHERIDAN COUNTY Published Weekly * 0 &•■■■*• A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1929 Sub. Rates: n 1 *« 52 Sf in ü. 8.. 18.00 per year VOL. XI, No. 40 sy ovs~ Entered aa Second Claas Matter, October 18, 1818. at tbs Post, office at Plentywood. Montana, Under the Act ot March 8, ItfR. A AT HELENA PREDICTED Farmers of Northwest States Organize Agricultural Forces 6 Senator I. W. Schnitzler Heads Research Marketing Committee Montana Men are Officers In New Body. James O'Shea of Roberts Is Selected By Delegates As Second Vice President. Dr. Alfred Atkinson Also Named As Head of Agriculture Credit Committee. Correlating the activities of forces in Fargo, N. D., Dec. 29. the development and protection of farming and other interests of Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana will be the task of the Northwest Agricultural Foundation, organized here Thurs day. 1 The conference^ out of which the or ganization was developed, was called by the Greater North Dakota associa tion and was attended by representa tives of farmers' unions, farm bu reaus and civic organizations of the northwest. The first big undertaking of the new organization will be to attempt to present a united front in matters of legislation affecting the spring wheat area, now pending before con gress. A tariff committee was named and j in a resolution it was directed to adopt as its principle for all requests for tariff increases the policy "that protection which will give to the av erage American farmer cost of pro duction including an American stand ard of living." The committee is to begin immedi ately to study tariff matters affecting the four states and which will be pending before congress in January. Will Test Efficiency i Those attending the conference ex pressed the belief that the tariff problems are the most pressing now facing the northwest and will serve as a test of the efficiency of such an organization as the northwest agri-j cultural foundation in its work of preparing and presenting to congress proposals for a unified action on the pending tariff problems in the inter est of the northwest states. Officers of the new organization are: President, Dr. John Lee Coulter, president of the North Dakota Agri cultural college; first vice president, John Brandt, Litchfield, Minn., presi dent of the Land o' Lakes Creamery company; second vice president, Jas. O'Shea, Roberts, Mont., national sec retary of the Farmers union; third vice president, A. L. Berg, Baltic, D., president of the South Dakota Farmers Elevator association; secre tary, James S. Miller, Fargo, secre tary of the Greater North Dakota as sociation. Serve Without Pay \ In addition to the executive offi cers, all of whom serve without pay, are eight directors, each the head a major committee. The committees and committee chairmen were named by the conference, but members (Continued on Last Page) in of 1 I j Bandits Slug Attendant and Rob Gas Station In Montana's Capital Robbers Enter H. Earl Clack Station, Attack Attendant and Knock Him Unconscious, Taking $140.00 in Cash from the Till. No Trace of Highway Robbers Found By Helena Officers. HAVRE FIGHTER WINS OVER ROSE Battling Trochie Wins Fast Bout "?"> Willie Rose of Billings in ilurd Round By Knockout. Olson Wins from Listoe. The boxing match held at the Far mer Labor Temple last Saturday ev emng was an exceptional good card ard *as witnessed by a fair crowd, mam bout between Willie Rose Killings and Battling Trochie laS a good exhibition while it was in Havre boy apparently havp L tbe besl ^mdition, which thalf RncP ^counted for by the fact PlentvwnnJ a - d a . hard time getting to caused h * time for the bout be laving come e by S "ar ar ° Un<1 BUli " gS ' ranid plf r,oun d after several rap d encounter Techie rushed Rose the" Frmo° P tf and .* n facing through P s Rose hit his head on the (Continued ; of may on pa*« Eight) Local Girt Wins Cash Prize n B °y's and Girl's Contest c? I of H !\ drick * Plentywood is one Seam 2Ä J*] 26 winnt *s in the ^ eirk l 01 Blue Valle y b °y s centle pi hlcb ca ™e to a close re aud n* , . se five thousand boys tire f r l S i n 17 states sook part in cash . es t. and among these 1801 * prizes were distributed. ^ pr * ze the contest • K - Evans, 11 year S. D. farm girl. MANY PRINTERS TO BE DISPLACED BY NEW TYPESETTER Indianapolis, Ind.—(FP)—Question ed for an expression of union policy regarding the teletypesetter, a ma chine which can set type simultane ously by telegraph in any number of shops, Secretary Woodruf Randolph of the International Typographical Un ! en sound. > ... ! ery introduced into the printing in | dustry has been operated by union j men." This is taken to mean that the un ion will proceed as it did when the linotype first became a commercial re ality, making agreements with the employers for graduai introduction the machines and for their operation by union men only. The situation for the union is more menacing today because it is not question of training a large number hand setters to become machine oper ators. The prospect now is that single linotype operator, already trained, will sit at a central machine and his work will be automatically duplicated all over the country with out any further operators, except ma chinists to keep the linotypes in order in the various cities. In time even the central operator may be dispensed with and properly trained reporters ion says: "The policy of the Typographical Union concerning the teletypesetter cannot at this time be expressed, in asmuch as no policy would be declared in advance of definite knowledge as to the purpose and effect of the machine. The attitude of the Inti. Typographi cal Union in the past as to the use of labor saving machinery has been prov Of course all new machin typists will be the only labor required. of of AMBASSADOR HERRICK ILL Ambassadore Myron T. Herrick has been confined to his bed at his home in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 days with a severe attack of bronchitis, veteran diplomat is 74 years old. The Helena,—Commanded by two rough ly dressed strangers, a tall and short man, to extinguish the light in the H, Earl Clack filling station opposite the Grandon hotel about 8 o'clock last Monday evening, Howard Johnson, at tendant, was struck over the head and knocked unconsci ous, he told the police. When he re vived the men were gone and with them went about $140 from the cash with a "sap Mrs. Johnson, who entered the sta tion from their living quarters in the of the place, found the room dark and her husband just recovering con sciousness. She called the police sta tion and Chief Joe Spurzem and Ofn . Joe Montgomery responded. Johnson, who appeared to be badly shaken up, gave a meaker description of the stickups. He was of the opin ion the same men had called at the station during the afternoon. One examined inner tubes, while the other took note of his surroundings. They made no purchase. till. rear cer Orders Lights Out Monday evening, according to John son, he was preparing to lock up for the night, when a tall and a short man entered. Neither carried re volvers. "Turn aruond," the taller man said Now, snap out them 1 sup U to Johnson. Johnson obeyed and before he could turn around, he was struck on the back of the head. He remember ed nothing more until he sat up, when Mrs. Johnson came from their apart ment in the rear of the station. Chief Spurzem questioned Johnson and examined his head, but could find no abrasion or swelling. It is _ posed the robber used a bird-shot billy (Continued on Lut Page) Look Out for Mac, Boys, He's Coinin' a Smokin m . If you see a pudgy prohibition ; agent, running around in circles with J a copy of the Producers News in his pocket, it is McDonagh, chief aid of Sam Roberts, the man under whose administration of the dry.act in Mon- * tana, two stills grew where one was * before and Shelby became more fam- * ous—and wetter — than thru the * Dempsey fight. Down in Butte last week Mac was * on a rampage about the story in the Producers News about himself and * Sam. Sam was mad, too. He didn't * like thé idea of being removed from * the pie counter where he is munching * a $5,000 plum while the flood of li- * quor in the state is rising high enough * to float another Noah's Ark. * "I'm going up to Plentywood after * that Producers News crowd with my 1 gun. And I don't mean maybe" said ; * the infuriated McDonagh as he * flaunted the News story about his ' * crap shooting exploits. * So look out for a rotund individual * headed for Plentywood "with his! forty-five a smokin'," it may be old Mac himself. i When he comes into the Producers 1 , News office the printer's devil may slow him up by hitting him on the jaw with a lemon pie. Otherwise the editor will have to tickle him under the chin with the feather handle of his auill nen ! a a Norway. - * Funeral services were held Wed nesday of this week at Outlook, and the body was laid to rest in the Out look cemetery, Rev. Egge speaking the last words over the departing one. Mr. Fiske was highly respected by |all who knew him and it is with deep regret.that the Producers News chron icles his passing. 1 WELL KNOWN OUT Lars Fiske, well known farmer of the south Outlook away last Sunday at the Shendan I Memorial Hospital as a result of a of pneumonia, being 49 Double Pneumonia Takes Lars Fiske of Outloiok. Funeral Services Held' Last Wednesday. severe case years of age at time of death. The deceased wras a single man. He came to the United States from Nor way in 1905, spending two years in North Dakota. In 1907 he homestead ed near Outlook, where he has made his home ever since. He is survived by two brothers: Pete Fiske of the Outlook country and Ole Fiske of Birthday Party Given Aged Father of Mrs. Jens Gronvold A. O. Morvig, father of Mrs, J. C. j Gronvold of this city, was given a wonderful birthday party at his home Fertile, Minn., Sunday, December 30th, his birthday being on the 29th, which time he was 80 years of age. The party was given by the children Mr. Morvig and his grand-children and a very pleasant time was had. A huge birthday cake decorated the table at the dinner hour, together with lute fisk lefse and all the other good things which go to make up a grand feast. Mr! Morvig is well known to many Plentywood folks as he has visited at the Gronvold home several times. Mr. Morvig also has been a reader of the Producers News for several years and greatly enjoys its progressive spirit and this paper with his many friends and relatives in this city con gratulate him on his 80th birthday and wish him many more such happy events. MRS. O. S. SNYDER DIES AT STORM LAKE, IOWA Friends and relatives of Mrs. O. S. Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. j Morgan of Archer, were shocked to h ear 0 f her passing at her home in storm Lake, la., December 22, 1928. xhe deceased was 42 years old and i eav es a husband, two sons and one daU ghter. She was only sick a week. Influenza was the cause of death in jts sweep over the country, Mrs. Snyder has visited several times at the Archer home of her parents and with Mrs. Hans Harder sen, a sister, and Mrs. Hans Madsen, another sister, and has many friends here who extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in the untime ly death of a devoteji wife, mother, daughter and sister. Coalridge Boy Follows Moth er to the Grave Thursday Isaac Melvin Harshberger, 4 year old son of Mimmo Harshberger of the Coalridge community, died at 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the flu at the Harshberger home and was buried Saturday at the Coalridge cemetery. The Harshberger family are having more than their share of sorrow, as only a few weeks ago, Mrs. Harsh berger passed away, and they have the sympathy of the entire county in this second sad bereavement. ANY PI AN HN TRIP MAN I PLAN UN IRlr TO CALIFORNIA ' ' * * , * * * * The Sheridan County to Cali fornia excursion is getting well * ; under way. It is now practically * i0 assured that a special coach car- * ] rying people from western North Dakota and eastern Montana will ' start from Bainville. Robert Nor- * , ris has revived many calls at the * i pTfice of the Producers News dur- * ! * n R the past week from Scobey, * j Molf Point, Grenora, Williston * ^ other points asking for reiser- * ; vat ions on the excursion train.. * The fare for the round trip * W *I\ be $94.67. This will be good * until April 8 but the excursion- * j ls ts }vill have the privilege of re turning any time they wish before * that date. * People desiring to go should * ; communicate with Mr. Norris * within the n*ext week. The coach * wlB start from Plentywooti Janu- * 1 ar y 18 and «««uect with a big , Montana excursion train at Butte * | on January 19. The eastern Mon * tana W 'H have six hours in * Butte to 1)0 entertained in the * Spätest mining camp on earth. * * About 15 coaches loaded with * * Montana people will start from * * Butte for Los Angeles. It will be * : * an event long to be remembered * * and many people who had Calif or- * * nia in mind are preparing to go * * with their friends on this trip. * ney Residence at Miami ____ President-elect Hoover will set up his residence for the two months be (encan tnpand Marchthe daU of. ht ^mauguratmn m Bel e= Isle home of J.C. Penney at Miami Beach, Decision to use this beautiful es te 4t 0 nal S R ÎW er, in Miami, this week after an in spection of several estates which had been offered The south end of Belle Isle will be turned over to the Hoov __. ... ,__. „ , er party, with roomx for guests anc accommodations for the press being furnished in the home of Joseph H. Adams, adjacent to the Penney ... . v. ,. spent his pre-inauguration vacation in the democratic South, for Florida, while carried in the republican col umns in the presidential election, is Still democratic by a large figure in state politics. - Mr. Penney tendered the use of his Miami home to the president-elect just following tne election on Novem ber 6tb, making a trip from Port land, Ore., to Palo Alto to visit Mr. President-Elect Herbert Hoover Will Use J. C. Pen perty. This will be the first time that a republican president-elect has ever Hoover at his home. t,, . , ,, , , . j I Plentywood Masons have the foi owing °f c . q w . T.' Xt Kr-ost i. Dr D. W Roy and E E. Belanski, trustees of the Masonic Temple Assn. Installation was held Wednesday. The social evening of the lodge which is regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month will be held, 0n lu 6 ^ ^dnesday in January as the Eastern Star lodge will have its installation at that time. LOCAL MASONS HOLD INSTALLATION WESTBY FAMILY STRICKEN BY DEATH _ , ^__,_* ° ne b0 " e ^ ba L on T. g th17weik saddened by M fla ' p ^ p u d ® ni y lb p is that of Mrs. Se% enn Jensen who lived with her two daughters Astnd and Reina on a farm a few miles south of Westby. The report comes to us that the three were all taken ill about the same time and were unable to give each other any care. Finally Dr. Wright from Grenora was called and found them in a serious condition. and advised that they be brought to Grenora hospital. The mother died within a few hours after reaching the hospital, and the daughter Astnd passed away on Saturday. Reina, the other daughter, is slow ly improving. If her condition per mits, the funeral services will be held from Scandia church next Friday, January 4th. _ Westby and vicinity extend sympa thy to Miss Jensen in her great sor and bereavement. row LOCAL MARKETS Thursday, January 8, 1929 Dark Northern Wheat —.. Winter Wheat... Amber Durum - Flax, per bu- Rye, per bu.—- Barley, per bu- Oats, per bu.. Potatoes, per bu... Creamery butter, per *b. Dairy butter, per lb. - Eggs, per doz.-- .. .82 .81 .71 .. 2.02 .. .73 .34 .28 .60 .65 .60 .46 Si insurance co. appeals T0 0> s circuit court The National Surety Co. of New York has appealed their case against Sheridan county from the verdict of the federal court to the United States circui court at San Francisco, It will be remembered that a jury verdict f $101,865.40 and interest was award d Sheridan county with interest the rate of 8 per cent from the date 0 f fbe robbery to Oct. 24, and $2,117. 2 i > representing court costs, making a total of $118,696.46. Attorneys Louis P. Donovan of Shelby and Paul Babcock of Plenty wood and A. C. Erickson, county at tomey of Sheridan county, together with Assistant Attorney General C. N. Davidson representing, this county and Attys. John G. Brown and George Hurd were in Great Falls a few days a g 0 perfecting the records to be cer tified to the circuit court of appeals at San Francisco, Attorneys in the case thought that (Re action might be considered next month or in the early part of March, but nothing definite was known about the matter. at MRS. J. J. REGAN DIES AT MINOT, N.D. Word was received in Plentywood the first of the week of the death Mrs. J. J. Regan df Antelope at Minot, N. D., following an operation for can cer. The deceased has been in poor health for the past several years and while visiting in Minot, decided have an operation performed in the hop* 8 . regaining her health, her vitality was not equal to the or dea ' and she P^sed away. M - Mrs ' cam 1 e K to Montana fr< ÂïfÂSeîî! a farm six miles ^ of Antelope, where she wa? known as a kind and , oving wiffi and mother and a good by eVGry She ^ to num ber passing busbaad ' „d" BedalT and a^oA Letter' ' ^er S relatives ®' p er nearrelattves. wood Tuesday and funeral services M w „ rp i p i i t « Tosenhs Cathloic 1 . . • ... 5 I inter, i „ , . . . p. + ^' pro-™ 1 bem * m the Plentywood ceme j The Regan family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community their great loss of a loving wife mothe ° and hi „ hlv resD ^ted ladv motper a nd a mgmy respecx ee laay. . ; Farmers and Merchants State Bank Directors Hold Meeting I j but The regular monthly meeting of Directors of the Farmers and Merch ants State Bank was held at its office Saturday afternoon. Special business I was as disposition profits for the year 1928. Instead of paying large dividends, consideration was given rather to building reserves and taking depreciation on holdings. The surplus fund was increased from $5,000.00 to $6,000.00. Banking house! timiture and fixtures and oth er rea ' estate accounts were reduced, « off a total of $995.90 for de P Tfper cent dividend to Stockhold erg wa p dedared . The balance was j ft in Undivided Pro fits account for contingencies and reserves. The * Farmers & Merchants State g an k j s carrying an ad in this issue ^ Producers News, showing their business for the year and the progress 0 f that banking institution is remark able and bespeaks much confidence by the people in that bank. - NURSE AT LOCAL HOSPITAL LEAVES FOR NORTH DAKOTA Miss Ruth Franklin, who has been ™ general duty at the Sheridan Me morial Hospital, has resigned her po i^on. Miss Franklin left for Fargo, N D to ^th friends and to do private nursing. Plentywood Town Team Defeats Grenora Quintet The pi en tywood City Basketball team de f ea ted the fast Grenora City team Wednesday evening at the Far mer . La bor Temple by a score of 34 n The defeat of Grenora is the more remaldca ble inasmuch as Grenora de f ea t ed Westby the night previous and Westby had defeated Plenytwood at Westby. The showing made Wednes day evening indicates that the Plen tywood hoopsters are fast rounding into cond ition and will make a much better showing than during the fore part of the season. _ , , . Williston, Jan. 2.—The body of an unidentified man was found on a sand bar near the Misosuri river near here yesterday. The man was about 50 years old, 6 feet 10 ^ dressed in overalls Shoes weresize9 The body was badly de ^™ p ®^ a ? d evidently had been carried ^ the river last spring when the water BODY OF UNKNOWN MAN IS FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVER at its height. was HIGHWAY PROBLEM will ATTRACT MUCH ATTENTION u Should Governor Erickson Be Impeached" is Topic Much Discussed In Hotel Lobbies. Oil Leases In Kevin Field May Get An Airing. Brannon's Lobby to Procure More Money for Greater University Getting Ready for Fray. Junketing Professors May Be Investigated. Helena.—Just before the legislature meets there is always much speculation as to what will happen during the session. The advance guard is already arriving and there is much gossip in the hotel lobbies as to whether this will be a lively session or as dull as the ones that preceded it for several years. An editorial in the Producers News, forecasting proceedings leading to the proposed impeachment of the Governor, has caused much discussion and no little consternation in the capitol. J I BOOZE PRIVATES ARE CAUGHT BUT NOT 'LEGGER KING Williston.—Another retail joint of j the Missouri river bootleg kings was Ä J U a P col°o n n d % SSSS coûntï ! and Sheriff Marshall of Williams. The raid is said to have followed a scouting expedition by federal offi cers, who located the moonshine plant on the McKenzie county side of the river near the Lewis and Clark bridge. The still was located in a dug-out hid den by heaw brush The^ sheriffs aided bv the two fed era! scouts captured the two moon shiners-Almon Snyder and Frank Farrell, who were locked up in the i Williams county jail. The officers al so seized a 150-gallon still and coil, two 600-gallon vats, ten gallons of usual equipment used in a well-regu lated establishment engaged in mik tag artificial "Christmas joy." About 700 gallons of mash was destroyed. Part of the property seized was taken to Schafer by Sheriff Jacobson. A half-mile further up the river (Continued on Last Page) to ?™ ' a ' in and Havre Will Treat North Leg islators to Banquet Jan. 5th Havre.—Dec. 28.—An invitation is being sent to all the state representa tives and senators along the Hi-Line who will pass through Havre on their way to Helena January 5, that a din ner will be given in their honor by businessmen of Havre on that evening and that a Pullman sleeping car will be placed at their service for the journey from here to Helena. The invitations are being prepared now and will be sent immediately the It is expected that there will be about 26 legislators here for the occasion besides their wives and families. of Convention of Master Barbers In Plentywood New Years Day Plentywood Chapter of Tonsorial Artists Hold Business Meet ing, Initiate New Members and Enjoy Sumptuous Banquet and Dance at Farmer Labor Temple. Pass Resolutions Fav oring Barber Bill Coming Up At This Session of the Legis lature. \ The Master Barbers and their wives together with the journymen and Beauty Specialists from the branch lines of the Great Northern and Soo Line had a very successful gathering Tuesday (New Year's Day) in Plen tywood at the Farmer-Labor Temple. About 1:00 o'clock the members of the trade began to arrive from out of town and at 2:30, they went into a business session with President Louis Moe holding the chair %nd E. L. Nash, secretary, of Scobey, taking down the proceedings. The first routine of business was reading of the minutes, after whidh a general discussion of the past year's progress took place and plans were made for the coming year which will strengthen the orgnization. Initiation followed the business I .. , . . . . , a "S*"« aad elgbt " ew S + t added to the Plentywood Chapter of Master barber after a rigid test which was not given out to the public. President Moe then appointed the following committees to bring in re ports of their findings: Executive, Legislative and Resolution, committees withdrew from the meet ing and about 4:00 o'clock brought in their reports which stressed the im portance of keeping in close touch with the representatives and senators of Daniels, Roosevelt and Sheridan' counties that they might use their in fluence at Helena to see that the B ar b e rs' bill which will be brought up a ^ ^ b e coming session of the Legis j a t ure i s p a gsed. After the report of the meeting a ^ took lace at 6;00 O ' cloc k when forty people enjoyed a sump tuous turkey dinner served by the ^ on ^ pwJ The 1 Governor's Teapot Dome" It will be remembered that a repub lican Secretary of State was impeach ed and removed from office two years ago. His offense is considered minor when compared with the one alleged against the Governor. Stewart was charged with taking a few hundred dollars from Insurance agents for giving preferred treatment in the matter of insurance of state build ings. This transaction was between Stewart and the Insurance agents and did not affect the state much but the w* P 7/ P TLin hi c0 ^ any bas ™ ^ ■ f p f" p f / or tbe ext ® nsl0n of the lease % for a lo T ng term ° f y ears ^ aa . ^. f ? nTier , Jud^e and lawyer he migbt bave knowu the bill in question would confllct Wlth the provisions of the State Constitution. Because of the passage of this biI1 the valuab,e leases held b ^ tbe Governor's Com * P + t° T publlC c £ m i 5®"™ bldd " g *** the **** ;?°° l & v€ ™ r SlSTSTï i" ™ lnto - ^ COm ' ESS 1 de P° s,ts aïe on ■ Majority Progressive Republicans There is a general feeling that the matter should be aired and friends of the Governor assert that there is so much talk about the matter that it would be well to have the matter threshed out in impeachment ceedings. If he is contend, his reputation will be cleared and he will be all the better for the investigation. There are some of the Governor's friends, however, who will vigorously oppose any move for im peachment. They say that there is a majority on the republican side and that many old Nonpartisan Leaguers are amongst the crowd in power. There is a fear that the smart lobby ists of the' Company may not be able to stave off the impeachment pro ceedings, particularly if W. A. Clark, should direct his newspapers to focus public attention on the doing of Com (Continued on Last Page) pro innocent, they JONES NEW DANIELS CO. COMMISSIONER Well Known Butte Creek Farmer Ap poined By Juldge Paul to Fill Va cancy Caused By Death of Herman Wagner. Scobey.—Official notice of the ap pointment of Chas. P. Jones of the Butte Creek vicinity to the office of County Commissioner of County was made by Judge S. E. Paul last week. Mr. Jones is a well known farmer north of Peerless and was defeated for the office by the late Herman Wagner on November 6th by three votes. Mr. 3 Daniels Wagner's death necessitated an ap pointment to fill the vacancy for the next two years when a commissioner will be elected for a four year term, as well as one for the regular six year term. Peerless and Butte Creek were very much in favor of Mr. Jones and be cause of the fact that the past elec tion was pracitcally a tie vote, it is thought Judge Paul took this into con sideration and appointed him. He will hold office for two years under the appointment. Judge Paul has been highly com mended for his choice in filling the vacant office from the district affect ed. County Attorney-elect Cheater On stad left last Sunday for Broadus, Mont., where he will take office on January 7th.