Newspaper Page Text
$25,000 FOR BEST PLAN FOR REPEAL OF LIQUOR LAW Says Present Statute Is Not Enforce able—Offer Follows Closely on Du ran't Award for Enforcement.. New York, Jan. 5.—William Ran dolph Hearst, publisher, has offered a prize of $25,000 for the best plan to repeal the 18th amendment and sub stitute in place of prohibition a "more liberal and more American measure." In making known his plan in a tel egram to Edwin J. Clapp of the Du rant Motors, Inc., Hearst said: "It never has been possible and nev er will be possible to prevent traffic in compact and concentrated alcohol ic drinks." His offer followed closely upon a demand from W. C. Durant, donor of $30,000 in prizes for the best plan to enforce the 18th amendment, for the : appointment of a congressional com mittee to "determine why the 18th, amendment has not been satisfactorily enforced.' Sees Political Result .. I do not believe prohibition ever will be enforced," Hearst wrote. "And I do believe that if a violent effort is made to enforce it during the next four years by republican administra tion, the next president of the United States will be a democrat fore, I think that in offering a prize on how best to enforce prohibition, Mr. Durant really offered a prize on how best to put the republican party out of power," While these two developments were engaging the attention of supporters and opponents of prohibition, the New York Telegram, in a copyrighted article, published the results of a sur vey showing that 24% of the liquor sold in New York speakeasies con tained poison in some form. Ten per cent of New York's liquor supply con tains wood alcohol, the Telegram said. Procure 504 Samples Thirty investigators worked three weeks getting 504 samples from 400 drinking places in Manhattan. These samples were all analyzed by regis tered chemists, who found, the Tele gram sadi: That 55 contained wood alcohol. That 70 others had poisonous im purities resulting from improper re naturing. there That 362 others, while drinkable, either were purely synthetic or cut so they had only 5 to 20 per cent of gen uine liquor. The highest percentage of wood al (Cö^ol was one-pint of 1 per cent. Plaoes selling wood alcohol were re visited for new samples so that in some cases triple proof was obtained against them. The list of establishments selling woyd alcohol was turned over to Po lice Commissioner Whalen for his guidance and the Telegram urged him to concentrate against them in his drive against speakeasies. Twenty-fopr pej cent of samples taken in Greenwich village showed wood alcohol; 12 per cent in the mid town disrtict; 4 per cent in the down town and financial section; and only 6 per cent in the whole east side where 42 deaths were caused by poi son liquor last October. •(The newspaper said that 60 known deaths occurred in New York City from ft'ood alcohol drinking in 1928 or twice as many as in 1927 and three ■times as many as in 1926. • DISTRICT COURT (Continued from page One) called to appear at this term of court: Louis Anderson, Westby. J. P. Anderson, Dooley. Henry G. Bolke, Dooley. Halvor O. Brenden, Homestead, W. J. Bye, Dooley. Dr. G. E. Campbell, Plentywood. Geo. Copeland, Dooley. Peter Dahl, Plentywood. ■s— \ Mike Fink, Outlook. James Fleming, Redstone. A. H. Gangstad, Grenora, N, D. Harry C. Gray, Redstone. Gustave Grimsrud, Antelope. J. J. Gunther, Plentywood. Carl Hammer, Plentywood. A. B. Hetland, Westby. Frank Holmquist, Medicine Lake. Harry A. Huffman, Dooley. Jqlius Jacobsen, Homestead. Karl H. Jensen, Raymond. Soren Johansen, Dagmar. J. O. Jorgensen, Dagmar. Nels Jorgensen, Dagmar. Ray Kallak, Reserve. Ray J. King, Plentywood. Ingor T. Larsen, Dagmar. T. J. Larson, Outlook. Odin M. Lutnes, McElroy. Archie Mann, Plentywood. Niels P. Möller, Dagmar. W. E. Moran, Reserve. M. A. Morgan, Outlook. Herman Nelson, Antelope Henry Osksa, Westby. Petersen, Svend, Dagmar. Peterson, Edw. C., Plentywood. Robert Robke, Plentywood. L. E. Rue, Plentywood. I M. L. Satteren, Comertown. A. L, Shaw, Wanso. Edward Spoklie, Coalridge. Ernest Steinke, Plentywood. W. S. Stratton, Outlook. Edgar I. Syverud, Dagmar. Peter G. Thuesen, Dagmar. G. H. Tibbetts, Redstone. C. L. Trustheim, Reserve. John Walkowski, Plentywood. Olaf Waller, Antelope. Wm. Wirtz, Outlook. WOLF POINTER TAKES OWN LIFE AT HELENA Wolf Point, Jan. 5.—Local people who were acquainted with Robert J. Myrhvold were shocked to read in last Sunday's papers that he had taken his own life at Helena. Mr. Myrvold suc ceeded Mr. Dahl as local field repre sentative of the internal revenue de partment, was stationed here several months during the summer and fall. He left Wolf Point Wednesday, Dec. n a° -d° ^ e ^ ei } a bo check up with C. A. Rasmussen, internal revenue col lector, having resigned his office with the intention of entering business at Chinook. Poison and Fall The newspaper account from Helena says that Myhrvold took a large quan tity of bichloride of mercury tablets, some of which he ate in bonbons and some he swallowed after soaking them in lysol. This he did on the third floor of the Y. M. C. A where he had engaged a room. Soon after he went to a window and raised it, probably seeking fresh air in the agony he must have been suffering. He either fell or threw himself from the window and landed on the pavement fatally injured. Some of those who gathered about him say they asked him if he fell or jumped and that he answered that he fell. He was rushed to a hos pital but died soon after k reaching there. At Home Christmas Mr. Myhrvold spent Christmas day at his home in Chinook where his wife's father, A. W. Ziebarth, resides. Mr, Ziebarth is a prominent citizen of the town. His friends there say Myhrvold was cheerful and apparently i n g0 od health. But it is their belief that he was under the delusion that h e was afflicted with cancer of the stomach, and to some he said that he had been suffering from sinus trouble, Several people in Wolf Point, who talked with him the day he left say be was perfectlv normal in his man ner and rational in his talk. A. W. Burgess of the First National con I versed with him and Myhrvold told of I his reasons for changing his occupa tion and his plans for entering busi j neÈS , a. W. Huxsol had a lengthy conversation concerning revenue mat ters an q savs be noticed nothing un usua j a bout'him. Left Two Notes One of them read: "Please notify Dr. Hoon of Chinook, Mont., so he can break the news to my wife." A second note addressed to his wife was as follows: "Dear Dorts: Cruel world. I have been slipping for the past six months—better a shock for you than a life of uncertain agony. May God comfort and care for you all. I don't see why I have to do this, but I can not hang on any longer. Goodbye—good luck and may God bless you. I have made by peace with the world. Havr ■Cooperative creamery orga nized by farmers in this vicinity. Dairy industry has made rapid strides in county. Famous Preacher Wills Bible to Churches to Get Some Christianity St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 5.—The Rev. G. L. "Golightly" Morrill, globe trotter and lecturer, who died recent ly in San Diego, Calif., made a last will and testament in which he left , . D .,i tt . ,, , , , , his Bible to the churches to get some Christianity his hammer to freedom to knock off the. shackles that bind aer - h ]s best wishes and blessings to the thief and the scarlet woman," and his alarm clock to the Mmneapo 1S J?° j (ie P a rtment, the document was made pubhcihere by a son, Lowell L. Mprrill. It p enta ry I have emu f he / ly , ing Dutchman and Jenng Jew and like Candide, would not become disgusted," it said. T-w' e ?°u e everyw b ere > except into r ?h tcy -. V . ... • ® > î Î globe trottin f 18 A f L h n?L^ h Ft7 d i TOm myance f tors ' Adam and Eve, who scarcely set up lousekeeping m Eden before they brO ke up and started for another place. With Baudelaire's voyagers, I would 'wander hell and heaven thru, deep in the pnknown, seeking some thing new.' "Death as natural as life—one should not fear it, but be ready when it comes. I am prepared to see if God improves on acquaintance." Mr. Mprrill, the author of a number of books on religion and travel, preach his own funeral service, before he died, and it was played by a talk ing machine at his funeral, as was his last request. He left his books on religion to the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce sociation. as JOBLESS GET LAST SQUARE MEAL OF THE WINTER New York — (FP)—With the last square meal under their belts that they can expect until spring, 25,000 jobless migratory workers gazed hopelessly at an unfriendly world the day after Christmas. As many skilled workers resumed their weary tramp from factory gate to factory gate.! While unemployment, according to} Bowery estimates, is not quite so in-1 tense as in 1927, machinists and skill ed workers generally found the job market tighter than ever. 10,000 homeless men were fed on Christmas by Mr. Zero at his Tub. There they got a howl of turkey mul ligan, bread, cake and coffee. Old overcoats were handed out to the shivering. 25,000 meals were sent to poor people in Brooklyn. For Mrs. Calgea Monteldane, aged and home less, Christmas was providential. A cop saw her ragged form huddled in a doorway. Physicians said, "Starva tion." Attendants remarked she was lucky. Except at Christmastide, she would not have been noticed. As a fitting touch to Tammany's conception of the Christmas spirit, Police Commissioner .Whalen, newly appointed, announced that six strong arm squads wpuld be mobilized to roam the city with blackjacks. While clubs and fists are not new police equipment, strikers and pickets expect unexampled violence in the near fut Former pugilists are in demand for the strong arm squads, whose ranks are also being replenished from txie notorious industrial squau. Whalen also celebrated Christmas by having 300 New Yorkers jailed ov er the holiday and held without bail. Among them were many jobless men picked up from the Bowery. Nearly all were later released. Whalen was manager of the New York Wanamaker store before he con sented to pull Tammany out of the Roth stein underworld scandal mess arul rehabilitate it for the coining city election. As boss over thousands of pris, Whalen established a flat week ly i a * e 01 ^ith a commission. Girls averaged but little more than $15 a week. Commissions were regu lated so that total wages of excep tional girls could hardly exceed $20 a week. ure. RUSSIAN TRIO WILL INSPECT WHEAT FARMS * Visitors Will Be Taken to O'Day, * * Bumgarner and Other Places In * * Montana. Will Plaee Millions of * * Russian Acres Under Plow. * Great Falls, Jan. 7.—To ac- * * quire information on modern far- * * ming methods as followed in the * * United States and in the leading * * wheat areas of the country, which * * will be utilized in furthering ag- * * ricultural pursuits in Russia, * * three representative* men . from * that country are visiting three or * * four large farms in Cascade coun- * * ty. * * The party is headed by Leo * * Auginski, agricultural engineer in * * charge of the agricultural engi- * * neering operations of the Russian * * grain trust which is starting to * * farm about 10,000,000 acres in * * Russia. A Mr. Elichoff, vice * * chairman of the grain trust, who * * does not speak English, and a Mr. * * Parfenekoff, architect, who want * * to see American wheat farm * * buildings, are other members of * * the trio who will visit here. * * It is planned to take the three * * Russians to the farms of Dick * * O'Day, Clarence Bumgarner and * * two or three others after their * * arrival. * * The visit to America of these * * men is the outgrowth of a move- * * ment in Russia to place millions * * of acres of that country's plains * * under the plow. Machinery made * * in America will be used in this * * work exclusively. * * A repor tfrom Los Angeles Fri- * * day stated that Thomas D. Camp- * * bell of Hardin, America's largest * * wheat grower, will sail for Rus- * * sia, Jan. 12, * planting of 10,000,000 * wheat and flax. More than $100,- * * 000,000 worth of American plant- * * ing and harvesting machinery will * * be purchased for this work. * * to supervise the * acres of * BAKER EDITOR SELLS INTEREST IN PAPER TO MAN OF PLEVNA Miles City, Jan, 5.—Karl R. Pleiss editor ner, publisher of the Plev na Herald, has purchased controlling interest in the Baker Sentinel and will continue to operate the two plants. Mrs. Lucy R. McLemore of Baker owned 72 per cent of the Sen tinel stock which she has disposed of to Mr. Pleissner. Mr. Pleissner is al S o owner of the Tribune published at j Baker and thus comes into control i 0 f the printing business in Fallon countv. In her farewell to the newspaper business Mrs. McLeMore says she has taken over the Traveler's Inn, former ] y known as the Fallon House, in con nec tion wtih the management of which she will conduct a real estate office. She "'so Pleads for the city owning the gas output in the city contending that the income from the franchises and operation would, in time, reduce the matter of taxation to a negligible item as an obligation to the citizens 0 f Baker, Gasoline Engine Invention Made By Williston Man Williston, N. D., Jan. 9.—Charles Van Allen, employed as an automobile mechanic by the Reep Chevrolet com pany here, has invented a gasoline engine, which he believes will have marked effect on power production for all purposes and especially for auto mobiles and airplanes. The engine is of the two-cycle type and Mr. Van Allen claims it will pro duce twice the expansion possible in either the two or four-cycle types and that, therefore, his machine will be far more economical, while being at least 35 per cent lighter in weight. The explosion being releaèed at much lower pressure than is possible in any other type of internal combus tion engine, the inventor explains, a single cylinder of a given size will produce more power than a two-cylin der four-cycle, being at the same time 25 to 40 percent more economical. Mr, Van Allen, who has been automobile mechanic for many years, has a small model of his engine and has applied for a patent for his in vention. a an BIG BUSINESS TIGHTENS GRIP ON SOUTH IN 1929 Birmingham—(FP)—1929 will see hundreds of millions of dollars put in to industrial construction in the south by the big trustified and semi-trusti fied corporations of the north. Small companies sur vice, but as tiny fiddles in the orches tra big business directs. Note a few of the developments that will change the southern map in 1929: , F While Muscle Shoals is hamstrung by the pocket veto a $35,000,000 air nitrates plant will be built at Hope well, Va., by Allied Chemical & Dye Co. Later units may bring total struction costs to $125,000,000—all for fertilizer, exposives, and chemic als. The same James River port town will witness the expansion of the Tub ize Rayon Co., now employing thous ands of artificial silk workers. The rayon trust already employs 30,000 below the Dixie line, mostly mountain folk. New plants now go mg up in the southern highlands will :nng another 10,000 mountaineers in 1929 0 T 1930 PU 4 by S ^MnJ^ r T g i ,am . structurai' beams to Asheville''fc' under wavin' mll . ls ar ! Tennessee* highlands y TliI e0rgla ^ PM."es are in th? TOm ' cartel formed in 1926 ray °" Big business fnro-P* nn îv, textifes. Alabama Power Co. -vrill be mills and villages by spring are planned el^vlmre^DvAe imprests factories and small con are said to be concerned in a propos ed $40,000,000 merger of Carolina and Georgia companies. The southern cotton industry has for some time been semi-trustified thru associations that regulate production. New U. S. Steel building totalling $7,000,000 will double the corpora tion's rolling and galvanizing capa city in the Birmingham area. The Pullman company is erecting a $10, 000,000 car building plant in Alabama. Large rubber, paper, textile and oth er factoreis bring 1929 industrial con struction in Alabama toward the $100,000,000 point. Railroads, power companies and other utilities are spending enormous sums throut the south. This big business evolution is along open shop lines and is opposed to so cial legilation. In some cases it will mean better company housing, group insurance, a little paternalistic re form. But hardly higher wages or shorter work days. Unemployment will continue. Farmers quitting the land outnumber new jobs to be filled. Real improvement of labor condi tions must depend on the workers who are now attempting to unite their ranks somewhat after the example set by the employers. The Piedmont Or ganizing Council in North Carolina has made a promising beginning which Virginia labor is followng. Chatta nooga and Burnsville trade union con ferences and the support unions giving to the Summer School for Wo men Workers in Industry indicate more cooperation in the job ahead. A difficult job, for big business is set ting a stiff pace. are PENNEY STORE BUILDS STEEL WAREHOUSE CTÄTE nrnADTn/ir\TT uIAlL Uli» AK I IY|rN I men ACrC C ADnin UiüLLUljLlJ U U i\ U 11/ „ WADI n WAD CFr'PET ?f UlvLl/ ff fill IJLvAL 1 j This week a steel shed was added to the Penney store building to take care of the warehousing facilities of that popular firm, whose business in this city is growing by leaps and bounds under the efficient manage ment of Mr. Roser. The building now extends nearly to the alley. Washington (FP)—Sensational and sordid is the story of war time in trigue by the great military powers to secure the support of Italy,. Bulgaria and Roumania in the year 1915, as related by official dispatches and cor respondence just made public by the state department. These papers are published under the title, "Papers Re lating to the Foreign Relations of the United States; World War. 1915 Supplement, Incidental to the pur chase of Italy and Rumania by the Al lies and the buying of Bulgarian sup port by the Central Powers, is a rev elation of the strictly business atti tude taken by the Wilson administra tion toward the conflict a tthat peri od. The Lusitania sinking and the stopping of American cargoes by the British fleet caused endless protest from Washington, which was not at all concerned with the rights of small nationalities or the right of self de termination. Ambassador Walter Hines Page, in a cable to Secretary Bryan, May 8, 1916, reports a confidential disclosure made to him by the political editor of the London Times, that "England, France and Russia made a bargain with Italy on April 30, agreeing to cede to Italy very large parts of Aus tria, some of which has Slavic popu lation, if Italy comes into the war within a month. This was done with out consulting Servia and against her wishes. Italy will soon come in if she keeps her agreement, to be followed by Roumania. I have heard unofficial confirmation of this agreement here. Minister Charles Vopicka, at Bu charest, Oct. 19, 1915, reported to Sec. Lansing that the Roumanian king was trying to prevent Rumania from going into the war for the Allies "against ff a scheme on foot to sell to German at fancy prices the whole of Rumania's crop through an economic society which was formed here a few days ago—of course for the consideration that the members of the society, which would mean more or less all Rumani an land owners, would favor Ger many." On Oct. 27 Vopicka reported a de tailed plan he had made earlier for the Allies to get Bulgaria's support by pledging to Servia enough of Aus tria's territory to lure Bulgaria into a similar deal for Macedonia. But it was Germany and Austria who bid highest for the Bulgarian armies. Ambassador Marye, in Petrograd, reports by letter, Aug. 31, 1915, that the pro-German influences which per meated big business and the higher nobility in Russia up to the outbreak of the war, had been swept aside. Cor -1 ruption had robbed the armies of mu nitions and other supplies, it was evi dent,, but the American ambassador was sure that Russia would never make a separate peace. "The rank and file of the army practically to a man, and the people generally," he reported, "are strong supporters of the war. They recognize that German success would mean complete subju gation o* the Slav to the Teuton, and they know how brutally heavy rests the hands of the Teuton on subjugat ed peoples, and they are not unmind ful of the lot of their fellow Slavs, the Poles, in Prussian Poland. Marye. ignores, of course, the heavy hand laid by the czars upon these "fellow Slays, the Poles," in Russian Poland. And his estimate of the Rus sian people's view of the war was erased, within two years, by the Rus sian revolution. Glasgow.— W TT Jacobs well knowa businessman of Hinsdale', was a Tisitor yesterday. He re muVIfy!,™ w rt on the î art of a "P S '? "«ting with a great deal of °PP° s 't' on from the people residing withi " the territory ihich they L 0 ™t off. "Freeholders within the territory involved tten®/!?' tbe v fîn ^ cial C °î di * and by far the majority of them want LX"'" " ^ "" ^ West End Residents Do Not Favor Valley County Split, are MONTANA SOLONS (Continued from page One) son county for floor leader and in dorsed Frank Cone, republican, for secretary of the senate. Ray T. Nagle of Helena was named by the house democrats for floor lead er. The caucus nominated an honor ary slate including an endorsement of the Rev. Wm. Pippy of Fort Harri son, a republican, for chaplain of the house. A. R. Hetherington of Garfield county was named sergeant-at-arms of the senate and John Hosking of Deer Lodge as chaplain. Selection of other employees was left by the senate republicans to its committee on employment. It, how ever, recommended to its president elect, Frank A, Hazelbaker, the bership of three committees: Committee on committees—Charles Dowling of Rosebud, Julius J. Wuerth ner of Cascade and Robert Pauline of Flathead. On Employment— E. T. Eaton of Yellowstone, W. L. Staggs of Wi baux and George R. Cooper of Miner mem al. Seating—John L. Campbell of Mis soula, F. T. McCormick of Mussel shell and Wm. M. Ruffcorn of Valley. Harry Whitcomb of Phillips county was selected as sergeant-at-arms of the house with W. B. Garrigus of Yel lowstone and L. D. Carver of Broad water as his assistants. Chief Clerk Faust will have Edmund J. Gaiser of Roosevelt and Earl Cook of Wibaux as his assistants. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE Helena, Jan. 9.—With members of Montana's legislative assembly gath ered in joint session in the house of representatives, Governor John E. Erickson at noon today delivered his third biennial message to a gathering of Montana lawmakers. Galleries were packed. Folding chairs had been placed between the chairs of representatives. Senators, who march ed t0 the house chambers in a body, were seated with the representatives from their home counties. State officials from capitol offices, business men from all parts'of the state ' wives and relatives of the sol onp found standing room and formed a fringe around the spacious assem bly room. All the pomp and cere mony that dignifies the official ap pearance of the state's chief executive at the opening of the session, marked proceedings. Dignity prevailed. Among the highlights in the Gov ernor's message was the following: He stressed the prosperity and de velopment that has been the state's in the last few years and drew atten tion to new problems that have result ed from the changed conditions. "We are justified in regarding the present with satisfaction and the future with optimism," was the executive's com ment. Attention was drawn to increased budget requests together with the warning that increases "are out of the question unless you also make pro vision for increased revenues." Amendment of the classification law to base the state levy upon the full assessed value of property and the submission to the voters of a pro posal for an increased levy upon the present basis are suggested as pos sible remedies for the condition. Recommending that sufficient reve nue be supplied to take up an allotted, but as yet unmatched, $4,000,000 gov ernment highway funds, the addition of two cents a gallon to the state gasoline tax is suggested as "perhaps" the proper method of obtaining the required funds. Attention is drawn to "sorely need ed" legislation in relation to the taxa tion of banks. Correction of land laws enacted at the last session is proposed. Minor changes in the workmen's compensation laws are suggested. Establishment of more protein la boratories is recommended. Safeguards for special improvement districts in cities and towns are pro posed. ' Reduction of the number of district judges at a saving to the taxpayers is another suggestion. Consideration of the proposal to construct a historical building on the capitol grounds is recommended. The governor favors continuance of the appropriation for the Veterans' Welfare commission. Need for a centralized accounting system is marked and earnest atten tion is asked for the proposal. Senator Charles E. Taylor arrived in Plentywood Tuesday from Minne seta, where he has been taking care of his lumbering interests in that state and convalescing from an attack of the "flu. Helena to join the lawmakers at the State capitol after a day's stopover, While here he conversed with several constituents on measures they wished to have presented and supported in the Upper House during this session of the Legislature, ^pressed his regret that because of ill ness he was unable to be present on the first day the Legislature met, but came soon as he was able, SEN. TAYLOR LEAVES FOR STATE CAPITOL He left Wednesday for Sen. Taylor ex Al Kurtz, whose orchestra is well known to dance fans of Sheridan county, notified the Producers News this week that he had disbanded his organization and that he is leaving this week for Bengough, Sask., Can ada, where he may accept a position with an orchestra in that town if the proper arrangements can be made. Mr. Kurtz also asked the Producers News to thank the general public for the liberal support given his organization. Record Bank Deposits Predicted For Montana Compilations at the close of the year are expected to show that Mon tana bank deposits in 1928 exceeded all records, Arthur L. Lochrie of Hel ena, state bank examiner, predicted recently. An increase of more than $7,000,000 was shown between June 30 and October 4, he said. The state record was. established last year, Mr. Lochrie said, when de posits in banks increased ten million dollars over the previous year. The state superintendent declared there has been only one bank failure in the state in the past year. mamf: Now A new portable Victrola beyond com parison— In performance, convenience, advanced design and appearance. PRICE $25.00 Come in and hear it. Miller's Pharmacy Phone 133 Plentywood iCMMMMMMMMMMMIj lXj uL lL lXi lXj lXj rxI iXI iTj iTi ts* NORTHERN MONTANA ! I FfilSI A TORS A R F uworiirru uci cm a ENROUTE TO HELENA Wolf Point, Jan. 7.—Mrs. Lucy Cur ran, representative in the legislature from Roosevelt county, passed thru Wolf Point Thursday evening on her way to Helena. Arthur Ryder of Froid, the other representative from this county, will probably not be able to leave for a few days, having been ill with rheumatism. Senator J. W, Schnitzler and fami ly left for Helena several days ago. R. M, Hagestad, representative from McCone county, left Friday for the capital. He has recently returned with his family from a motor trip to Iowa and intermediate points. j j NAVY YARD WORKERS GET SMALL RAISE Washington—(FP)—Wage increas es for many classes of navy yard em ployees throughout the country, rang ing from one to five cents an hour but averaging about two cents for all but the highly skilled, were announced Dec. 24 by the navy department. Sec. Wilbur approved the report of the wage board of review on the annual adjustment of the pay scale. Certain groups received no raise at all and the award did not attempt to deal with! the clerical, administrative and fiscal service, the custodial service, the sei entific, professional and technical ser vice, the inspection service and certain employees at the naval academy and at the naval home in Philadelphia. These workers are dealt with by the Welch civil service pay law. Representatives of the metal trades unions led the argument in hearings review/^ 6 ' W&geS bef ° re the b ° ard of BUTTE'S RADIO FANS ASK CITY TO OUST STATIC Butte, Jan. 9.—Replacing of alii street arc lights in Butte with some other type of lamp as a means of eliminating radio interference from that source was requested of the may or and city council in a . resolution adopteii at a meeting sponsored by the Butte Radio club at the court b °mf. e recentl y*. The resolution was proposed by Judge William E. Carroll, an ardent radio enthusiast, and given the unan imous support of the 70 men and women present. A petition was drawn up to be used in a house-to-house so licitation for signers and to be pre sented to Butte civic clubs. In a talk on "man-made static," Judge Carroll declared the arc lights! now used for ornamental purposes on i j -> / Thm Coupe, $1145 « (• •• fc- factory A *~ly br FUhar /« A NEW All -American that All America is Acclaiming The New Oakland All-American Six is win ning the praise of all America. It is enjoying the admiration caused by its new beauty. And those familiar with its mechanical quality marvel at such fine car features as an accurately balanced "line of drive" . . . dynamically balanced, coun 1er-weigh ted crankshaft ... exclusive patented rubber cushioned engine mounting . . . dirt-and weather-proof internal-expanding four wheel brakes ... Small wonder that a car so wonderfully constructed ... so brilliantly styled ... should be winning America's acclaim. TÎ J45 to $1575, f.o.b. factory, plu» delivery charge». Love joy Hydraulic Shock Absorber» and spring covers included i? m * p , r V^?' Bumpers and rear fender guards extra. Chech yakland delivered prices—they include lowest handling chargee, teeneral nio*ors Time Pay ment Plan available at minimum rata. r DONALDSON GARAGE, Dealer Plentywood Montana I I. " r »■»«■»«»•Mu,,,... IK V downtown streets are "antiquated'' and should be abolished. Incandes ? e + nt J amps >. suggested, would not interfere with radio reception and would operate more economically than arc lights. Roy Hoffstatter, radio trouble pert of the Montana Power company reported at the meeting on efforts be-* ing made by the company to eliminate ' interference from electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, heating pads and violet ray machines. ex Jury Term of Court At Wolf Point In February Wolf Point, Jan. 5.—Judge S. E. Paul and Ed. Koser were here Wed nesday when the Judge presided at law and motion day session of court Several matters concerning estates came up. A divorce was granted Helen Vasko from Warren E. Vasko. It is under stood that the mother was granted custody of the two minor children. Judge Paul announced that at law and motion day of court on Jan. 23 . , , he wou ' d ca ^ the calendar of cases to co . ni ® up .,, a ! ; ,, J ! u F y X erm °f court walc 1 W1 be b^ld in February. v IT T r Lourt bays No Spnnklee ni" t c . pJlî'' Jan ' + 5 ' T j ie °e£ b + c j linese custom of sprmU ™ g f l bl f n f, n ELi? 1 ^ 0 " 0ra ^ e FvanstnnïïLïf t0day by ** Mr 8 *25?* 1" W * , ,, n F ho favored the E^JL m ® thod at Cha + r f h ? YoUIlgS • fu J 'i WaS i no ^ comr "rttal }? g b f sanitary aspects of £f a H Judge Brl ? htmire <iues "Sure, I sprinkle shirtee alle mouth,'' he affirmed. "That will be $10, Shirtees With Mouthees concem samee said the Judge. "I sprinkle shirtee allee samee like my boss tell me to," explained Joe. "In which case," said the court, "1 fine your boss $50." FATHER KILLS THREE CHILDREN AND SELF BECAUSE OF POVERTY Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 7.—The bodies of Fred Breer, 30, and his three children, Richard, 7; Mary Jane, 9, an d Robert, 10, who died from inhal ing illuminating gas fumes, were | found in their home here Sunday, Destitution and a cheerless Christ mas coupled with the disappearance of ! the wife and mother are believed to ; have prompted the father to open 5 gas jets of the kitchen stove just be fore he and his children went to bed in an adjoining room. Neighbors last saw them the day | before Christmas.