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HELENA, MONT. Hi *TOR(OAL j THE PRODUCERS NEWS i LIBERTY IS NOT handed from above THE PRODUCERS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME IN SHERIDAN COUNTY DOWN A PAPER OF THE PEOPI F FOR THE PEOPLE. BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1929 o..hlisn«*l Weekly VOL. XU, No. 9 Sllh Rates* 13.76 per year OUD. rYaiCS. ( D u. s., S3.00 per yutr Entered as Second Claas Matter. October 18. 1912, at tba Post office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March 8. l»7* This Week -, By SAM HILL B,)fc's Monument. Wan't Hurt? Lemon or Lenroot a Symptom, Kansas Digs In. Wa ll Stick. We'll Win. It Melon. United States Supreme Court h« iu«t decided that the late Robert M LaFoIIctte's plan for basing rail- 1 n.a'l rates on the physical value of [he roads is all right, -except that it not g<> far enough. His law «fluid have held the railroads to the original cost of their right-of-way, rails, buildings, rolling stock arid other equipment as the base upon «huh to charge for moving freight and passengers. The court says that it is nut so much the first oast as (he upkeep that should be figure«. A J^Ädin' the S ÿear" whén whïa't „as r.o cents a bushel and wages w«eie $1 a day. Now its value must be based upon what it would oust today to replace it if it hall to he rebuilt. That is going a little further than Fighting Bob really intended. They just recently put up a monument to his memory at the Capitol in Wash ington. hot the monument he built to himself with his own hands has had its foundations somewhat shaken. The ■ Now both the interstate Commerce commission and the railroad mag nates rush to the newspapers to say that the public will never know the difference, i he increase in freight rates will he so gradual that the buy ers of transportation will hardly feel it The railroad men admit now what they would have bitten their tongues out before admitting previously that they are exacting "all the traffic will bear" right now. There may be a few places where rates can be shov ed up without causing a popular up rising, but these are so few that they hardly worth mentioning. Right "Now, this isn't going wait till he feels the a-" now they are asking increased rates on grain from the Northwest, but the farmer must inemember that he is in the position of the man in the den tist's chair when the tooth carpenter says to him; il to hurt." j merry little buzz of the railroad «rill in his molars. He will know who I is not being hurt. i Senator Robinson of Airkansas says I the farmers are going to be disap î pointed in the farm relief and agri cultural tariff bills. Some of them f may be but the great majority are able to read and understand pretty fairly the newspaper reports from Washington and the statements is sued by their leaders. If they are disappointed it is their own fault. Hardly one of them does not know the difference between a lemon and ame | on< Former Senator Lenroot of Wis consin has had his appointment to the judgeship of the United States Custom court of appeals confirme« by the Senate. But the Senate is not proud of it. It voted secretly. Len root was tarnished just a little in the early stages of the Teapot Dome deal and later appeared at Washington as lobbyist fior the public utility in terests. It is only fair to Lenroot to say he earned being put on the bench, if fighting the Progressives could earn him anything from the re actionary Republicans. As a judge on questions relative to customs and patents, which is to be his work, it is hard to see how he can help the public utilities or the oil crowd. Len root is not important. He is through and done. Wisconsin saw to that. But naming Lenroot to a judgeship is a symptom of the times. o . . . Sometimes newspaper stones are fuU of unconscious humor. Here cne from Kansas which says blandly; Kansas farmers are not interested jn any market under a dollar. Wheat had dropped to 85 cents a bushel and the Kansans seem apathetic to that as the value of a bushel of wheat, Quew reactions the Southwest seems to have. But not altogether without result. Lumber dealers down there report that more than a muhon dot 1 are of building material will be sold between now and harvest to the same farmers. They will use it to build granaries and storage tanks, and if *oret comes to worst it will make hog feed this winter, or if the pnee^t wheat drops stü further .t taube used for fuel in place of oual « about au even break m pr.ee. „ -. b ä ^ war-Ä Wm the manufactured goods he need on «>me fair basis of exchange. When that did not work, he planted wily enough wheat for his own use «id used the wheat sacks for clothee and shoes. Kansas farmers axe on a similar strike. They do not seem to expect much from tl4 Hoover farm relief or tariff bllL They have no farm storage law such as North Da Kota or Montana have. They will just ®t tight. Any regular Republican Knows this is bolshevism. But the Kansas farmers are digging in, evl dently expecting a lone sei ce with a million for deftmse^üd not^one cent for tribute. , Son J* anre Jtenerate newspapers are chuckling audibly over the advertise ment of Andrew Mellon's Aluminum company that appeared in the Utica, V Hress the other day. tot laborers, 21 It asked __ . , to 45 years, who T »»öd physical condition, j offered $22.40 a week, 10-hour mlrl 8ix d ?y we< *8- They should be » j P about making fun of «~' dy °!J?5 nlrh '* if this is Republi Asperity and the full dinner pail (Continued on Lut Page) HousePassesAdministrationl ariff ßiU / OIL WELL OPERATIONS PROMISED TO START SOON * All Obstacles to the Initiation of the Work Now Removed and plans are Now Ready to Give Local Fields a Thorough Test, Exact Location of Test Will Be Known Soon. week, Machinery Expected on Ground Early Next Week Oil operations will begin soon is the promise made to the people of Plentywood, Sheridan county and northeastern Montana by those who have been working mdefatigably for the past several years to bring about the exploration of the oil prospects in this territory and machinery will be on the ground sometime next ■'< All obstacles to the initiation oU the work have now been removed, all requirements of those who are to ; finance the drilling have been com- 1 ; plied with, and the ways and means j provided for the thorough testing of i the local prospects, which operation j will soon begin on the Redstone-P.len- ; tywood field, is the assurance confi- j dently given to the public by those ! promoting the exploration operations, j Although not officially stated it is generally understood that the quired number of acres have been | leased in the area, the abstracting and | filing of which will be completed in a few days, after which the Kenwood Oil Company, which purposes to drill the field will go onto ,the grounds with the necessary machinery. Just where the first well will be spudded in has not yet been disclosed but that information of course will be available as soon as work com mences. re The Kenwood Company has agreed, providing their conditions are com plied with, to sink three test wells at least a mile deep if necessary to I prove the dome, before abandoning the j territory, and if there is oil or gas I in the local structure it is believed j that this should demonstrate it. Machinery Shipped The Plentywood Herald just going to press Thursday published a tele under "extra" head from John lfollows; , ,, ._ "Jack Bennett, Plentywood, 11 • "Two and one-half cars of drilling equipment being loaded out today. Delayed account holiday. Should ar rive Tuesday. It is a fine layout. Will be back about Wednesday. John Nes bet." gram Nesbet to Jack Bennett in reference to the shipment of the machinery as Farmers Union Installs Many Locals In Northeastern Mont. Mr O M. Stucker, head organizer for the Farmers Union in Northeast em Montana, reports splendid sue cess organizing farmers of this sec +Uvn intn the Union Already, he state he has toStod ISST with fine membership lists in McElroy, Comertown, Dooley, Homestead, Ray j T» „ rervi o y ■RpqATve Two Tree, SSSlSSäKSC membership in the county numbers about 5UU. meeting, M^tacto sa« wlta mïiilar or e5 Mr V S 7Î 3Cker „t.iL' in Daniel* county, en better s £f e f o s ^J^n Roosevelt is Mr s ty«*er is now in JR county directing success and also reports exceptional . m that county. up ____—-— « m j pi !• 1 I rldnlnn lu Atn \r||nriflln 1 lllnlllm 1 ftS 1111111 u|l|\;|lUitl vlUvO VJ I UUIIIHvO A 1 "III * ff« V H 1 1 ■ _ i . _ I L A LI i/th \phAHl I lYITTf^lTl IWATTl I |1A1 |j| IM II tJvilvUl Ctl w vIlllVl Iw If 11 ; A 11%/ ^ *—. . * I _ ,._ A Attract Commence^ Howard M. Lewis ^ "ddr«s. Deheeru (-. mnencen . STUDENTS RECEIVE DIPLOMAS ^ luUEi _ "r. The Commencement Exercises at h ä d . S^aSum to the high school build mg. Vima • After musical sections by Mma Foss and Harry DeSilva both of Plen tywood, Rev. Fr. Layhe of Outlook delivered the invocation; and ithe tatory was then delivered by Chns topher Bjork. There was aphone solo by Charles Griff of Plea tywood, and the commencement ao dress was delivered by Howard w is of Plentywood, whose oration was entitled "The Philosophy of and dealt with the problems which ev ery map must solve before he is a peace with his own soul. ^There followed a coronet scio b? Harry DeSilvia, accompan.ta by M ss Foss and the valedictory was then eiven by Hazel Bruvold. Professor Raacn, the principal of the schools then delivered an ad dress telling jf the work done by the scbool, and its progress; and he pre ser.ted the class to the trustees of the district. . . „ This was a class of six, consisti g of Dollie Johnôon, Francis Cooper, Nannie Bru/oid, Christopher Bjorke, Hazel Bruvold and Edna Eaton, tro fessor Raaen pointed out that tn Comertown high school does all tn - Arrangements Completed for Grand Affair At Temple Tomorrow (Sat urday Night. New Car Will Go to Lucky Person, of the local post of the American Le gion, arrangements have gone forward for a big time tomorrow (Saturday) night at the Farmer-Labor Temple when people will gather from far and near to pack the large community LEGION DANCE HERE SATURDAY NIGHT With the characteristic enthusiasm hall and enjoy the dance and perhaps take a new car home with them —at least some one is going to do that very thing. A large number of tickets have been sold this week and a new Ford, Chev rplet, Durant and Whippett car have been adorning the four comers of Bankers' Square the past several days. The winner will have his or her choice of the machines. The money received from this event sponsored by the local post will go to very worthy causes, helping along the 4-H Club work in the county, the Boy Scouts and a Junior Baseball team. In helping along this worthy enterprise one is also helping the voungsters, so do not miss this op portunity to be present and enjoy the occasion while assisting a most worth while cause. MALTA SENATOR GIVES HOME FOR HOSPITAL Malta, May 23.—Senator Survant of Phillips county and Malta last week presented to Phillips county, for a hospital his ^ ge ^ r ° f °™. ft home and grounds. The deed, of gift made May 9 and carried the convey ai.ee of lots 17,18,19 and 20 of block 2 of Snrvant's addition to Malta. The deed earned the proviso: Pro vided, however, that it is understood SÄÄ« hoapi^punioses only, ated on said property shall be used for any other purpose other than that of a hospital that all title m said property shall revert to the grantor ^ P er P in named » The Board of County Commission er£ have accep ted the gift. was •ut-.'h it,« couritv and^doe* it iu*t a* well and | £££ i' Uttlé brfteT'lfc told"tt£h£hCarles*a£ SdJS toe ntîmhSJ TthTg^du ,, d_ w .ij T,Qxrfr,«.l "S Ü a*era"è"f percent foTS! ss »ä^tK tremely high marks resulted in schol-!"« arslupp TTnf r f d ybung people by the UnWersity of Montana, Intermountam College at Helena, and Concordia College at Moorhead. Oth scholarships are expwted to be conferred or offered, and will be an no H.^ ce ^ later - . Development of the Comertown high school shows what a small but determined rural community can do. few years ago, this high school 6 *., 111 "î °¥ room, attached, to the school building, and having place only for eight chairs. It was then transferred to the community li brary hall; and later on another school building was built at a cost of about $8,000. The new building, in which the exercises were held, was fininshed a year ago this winter; and its cost with the light plant and the heating system was between $10,000 and $11, 000. without such equipment, The high school is fully accredited anl the 7th and 8th grades are exempt from county examinations. The ex aminations in their grades, and the results thereof being accepted oorlnty examinations. The story of the development (Continuée on Lut Page) ANNOUNCEMENT' Independence day will be cele brated at Outlook, Mont., July 4th, 1929. A band has been secured and a real ball game has been ar j . 7, ... .. . I ranged together With the usual s PSî' ts and prize contests. The United Chautauqua Co. are billed for Outlook for July 3 4-5 and 6th and as these are high class entertainers too, a wonderful time is assured any-| Look for further ments and prize moneys to be of- , fered. American Legion and Commercial Club, Outlook, Mont. New Section of Raymond Road Is Nearly Completed The correction stretch of the Ray mond road is nearly completed and will soon be open for the use of the j public. The new stretch shortens the | distance to Raymond and Outlook and the Canadian border considerably be sides abolishing several sharp and dangerous turns and also avoids sev- ! eral places where the snow banks dur ing the winter, thus providing a road' that can be easily kept open during the entire year. n.f, * , r , "7 7771., „ , Kef usal to Comply With Court Orders Land« Victor Rydeen In Jail. DAGMAR FARMER PUNISHED FOR CON TEMPT OF COURT Victor Rydeen, w' l\ known Dagmar farmer, was cited into court last week for contempt for refusing to comply with a court order ejecting him from his farm which he had lost on execu tion issued to satisfy a judgment se cured against him by Minnesota par ties on default of a note which he had endorsed four or five years ago, found guilty by Judge Hurley of - Glasgow who came over last week to hear the case for Judge Paul who disqualified himself in the case, and sentenced to serve five days in the county jail and pay a fine of fifty dollars. The fine was paid and the time served. It seems that Rydeen when ordered to leave the property last year refused and farmed it and sold the crop and that this year he again came hack to the farm after being formerly ejected by court order and started to farm the place again, when the person who bought the place at sheriff's sale was notified by one of Rydeen's neighbors and he took action to have Rydeen cited. RUDOLPH BROMBERG Ikirn WFHNF«UY ViLdJ M LUllLOUn 1 _ , Well Known Farmer Dies at Sheridan Memonal Hospitall As Result of ^8 Standin g Ailm ent. - Rudolph Bromberg, well known farmer of near Plentywood and more recently of near Redstone, died Wed nesday morning at 1:00 o'clock at the local hospital from Brights disease, with which he had been suffering for some years past. _ The deceased was born in Minneso i n 1873, being 56 years of age at the time of death. He moved to Mon tana about eight years ago, settling near Plentywood, where he engaged in farming. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his passing, the oWest ***** 21 years " d the V 0 ™*' est 4 years of a * c - T »""rd,services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church in this city *?« 1 "?. ( ,f1fr y) a " d . i " tCTmCT * ™ have *. ^ sad loss J Radio Trust Gets a Free Hand to Put Over Much Desired Legislation Wheel« and Dill Abandon ~ . . . p r« , Original Pose — Monopoly Gets Strangle Hold .... j 11» . 1 Wire and Wireless I By PENMAN SLAVE | Washington Correspondent for the on Producers News. , Washington, May 27.—Early efforts j by members of the senate committee i interstate commerce to force an ; investigation of the Radio Trust have now subsided. Having apparently se 1 enred the assurance that the particu as l ar objectives for which they have 1 fought would be taken care of, the of I £*oup, of which Burton K. Wheeler, | junior senator of Montana, was one, Former Plentywood People Visit Friends In This City , ... , , . , they will visit relatives and friends. | Mr. jjorr was a member of the Plen- 1 ty .^°? d sch ° o1 , facu ] ty and Mrs Horr Will be remembered as Miss Ryan, formerly head nurse at the local hos-1 pita1 '_ CITY STREETS GRADED 3 'SÄijxÄ'ssrsraiMUEiis First avenue, the city's two business, 'Ä £Î31 jers could work efficiently on them; and as a result these streets are as j level and smooth as possible to make them, much to the pleasure and com fort Of the automg pubhe. Neil Hory arrived last Wednesday | evening by car from Sandy, Oregon, | to join his family who have been here for some time. Mr. Horr expects to leave soon for Grand Forks, where ! ANTELOPE CHAUTAU QUA JUNE 6, 7, 8, and 9tV> Thursday, June 6th. splendid program booked fo.r this season, probably erve of th« best programs ever presented in the county. The advertisement appears in these columns, and it is well worth loading. The entertainment is well worthy of public support, S The Antelope Chautauqua opens It has a PLENTYWOOD PIO i C. F. Ankerman Died Monday Even ing 0 f Bronchial Pneumonia, Being 83 Years of Age. Came to Sheridan County in 1907 and Homesteaded Near Plentywood. NEER PASSES AWAY Last Monday evening, C. F. kerman, well known Plentywood and Sheridan county pioneer, passed away at his home in this city as a result of bronchial pneumonia, together with old age, being 83 years of age at the time of his passing. The aged gentleman was a familiar fgure to Plentywood citizens in form er years, but for the past year has been content to remain close to home, and gradually grew weaker with the passing days, until pneumonia set in. and death ensued as a result of a we akened constitution, man> however had enjoyed fairly good health up till a week before his death was able to be up and around, The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon of this week at the Etvan ge iical church, Rev. E. J. Bott say j n g the last words. Interment was in the Plentywood cemetery, Jt is with regret that the Producers News finds it necessary to publish the passing of another pioneer of this county and the community ex tends condolences to the bereaved family. An Mr. Anker Obituary Charles Frederick Ankerman was bom in the year eighteen hundred and forty-five in Picqua, Ohio. As young man , he moved to Illinois where ^ married Later he went to Iowa, becoming one of the early settlers his community. In 1907 he came to Montana, takimr a homestead near Plentywood, again being among the early settlers. About six years ago he retired from farming. A year lat er companion died and since that time he has been in California and back to Illinois, but has resided in this c ity for the past year with his son, Verne. During the later years he has been somewhat feeble, but was always U p and around until last Saturday ev ening when he suddenly became oon fined to his bed and on Monday ev ening he passed away. The deceased is »>• «ght children, three hey» and five girls, being John of wEatcheer, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Gates of Antascadero, California; Mrs. Lena Welsher of San Loujs, Osbispo Cali srss-& is. e ja.1* ssst lDwa; Mias Alkerman " d Verne of this place have abandoned their original pose and the road has been made clear for the radio monopoly to secure the leg islation it desires. Chief among its wishes is a change in the existng law by whch radio firms may be permit ted to combine with companies own ing telephone and telegraph lines. The present so-called White law of 1927 prohibits such a merger. Hearings Being Held Hearings are now being held on senate bill No. 6 for the federal con trol of radio and other provisions in troduced by Senator James Couzens of Michigan. Designed nominally for the better administration of commun ications, the bill will result, when properly amended on the floor of the senate, in giving the radio trust (Continued on page Pour) PARTY VOTE PUTS MEASURE OVER THE;TOP 264 TO 147 Amendment Eliminating Flexible Feature of Statute Be _. n D d *j * rw c m. j t* *rr n • j stowing Great Power on President Defeated — lanff Raised on Su S ar > Lumber, Wool and Peanuts and Other Items After Long Struggle Bill Goes to Senate for Final Battle, say bill betrays agriculture 0 'S^i'ÂÆu?-rT he a , d hH inistl ' at ; on f tai ' if / b "> desiglie * ® carry on the tiaditional republican piotectionist policy, passed the house Tuesday 264 to 147. Only a few republicans voted against it and only a few democrats for it. Before adopting the bill itself, the house defeated a motion by Representative Garner, ... ,. . „ Waahington, May 31. Ihe Sen ale F arm Relief^ BUI in which the 1 Debenture plan is incorporated and Administration FARM RELIEF RBI TIED UP BY SOLONS i j , | i i House Refuses fco Even Allow Mem bers to Vote on Senate Bill Con taining Debenture. Senate Says They Must. the first passed by the senate and 1 the second by the bouse is still tied up in conference committee. The senate members *of the committee refuse to recede from the debenture idea and the house members of the committee refuse to allow a vote on senate bill. . 1 hls deadlock has continued for two weeks since the senate passed the senate farm relief bill with the debenture plan incorporated and the House the biU without. The Senate majority says that debenture must be at least voted on in the house or there will be no farm relief bill, the house says the Hoover bill must pass as it is writ ten. The fight is hot and bitter and there is no immediate prospects of the breaking of the deadlock. Leaders in congress gave serious consideration Monday to overcom ing the deadlock in the farm relief conference committee over the ex port debenture plan as a part of ag ricultural legislation. Hope for Agreement There was no immediate reaction from their discussion to indicate that an early agreement would be reached but most of the conferees expressed the opinion that the dif ficulty would not prove insurmount able. a Senate Obdurate The senate members of the con ference committee said they would stick squarely by their opinion that the house should agree to give a general discussion to the two farm bills passed separately by the house and senate and report a disagree ment on the debenture section. The house members, on the other hand, (Continued on Lest Page) 570 Labor Candidates Entered In Election Fight In Great Britain Only 45 Constituencies Go Into Election Without Labor Op position In Political Contest That Attracts Attention of the World. By Mark Starr, Federated Press New York—(FP)—None of the 670 labor candidates finally nominated was among the seven M. P.s returned unopposed. For the remaining 608 seats, 1,425 candidates are now seek ing the suffrage of over 28,000,000 electors. The party composition of the old parliament compared to the candidates is: Women M _ . in f2P ervatlve rfr ? 1 '. ?» ^ ls . , - ^ omrnumsts 1 0 Premier Baldwin himself prophesies a loss of 33 seats, leaving him a plu rality Tory vote of 52 in the new House of Commons. Among the fights are 444 three-cornered and 26 four I cornered contests, and it is possible I that, as before, the Tory government j may rule although only backed by a minority vote of the electorate. Tory and Liberal Lines Unreal The unreality of the struggle be tween Liberals and Tories is illus trated by the fact that one of the nomination papers for Lloyd George was exclusively signed by Tories; and Liberals did the same thing for Kings ley Wood, a Tory, at Woolwich, where a »-democrat, of Texas, to send the measure back to committee with j instructions to eliminate the flexible ! tariff provisions, which give the president power to alter the rates fix ; ed by congress. The vote was 264 to 157, another party line division. Carries Out Hoover's Pledge Friends of the bill claim it carried out President Hoover's 1 promise to provide limited tariff re vision giving agriculture additonal protection and doing away with obvi 0 us injustices in the old rates. Its op 1 ponents $ay the measure will set up the highest tariff wall in history and campaign increase the cost of living $700,000, 000 a year, Make Concessions Neither the high protectionists nor tbe free tr&ders or Edministrâtion leaders themselves are entirely satis fj e( j the bill It was necessary f or the house ways and means mittee, which drafted the measure, to make certain concessions both to in dustry and agriculture to get repuh Hcan members so solidly behind the legislation. com Measure Now to Senate The measure now goes to the sen ate, where it will be referred at once to the finance committee, which will hold prolonged executive hearings and probably make more changes. While the committee is doing its work, the (Continued on Last Page) SCHULTZ BROTHERS PUT ON BARN DANCES Adolph and Oswald Schultz, who farm north of Dooley, on the old Rounsville farm, have put in a new floor in the fine, big bam on that place, where they will give a series of Saturday night dances during the. ensuing summer. The first dance oc curred last Saturday night, and made a hit. The next dance will occur Sat urday night, June 8th. The "Moor head Kiddies" of Zahl, N. Dak., a clever aggregation of musicians have been secured for the series of dances. The Schultz boys have marked the roads with red and white arrows di recting they way to the ranch, so that every one can find the place easily. The new bam floor is 32x100 feet "n dimenison, affording lots of room. Good lunches will be served at mid night. the great British arsenal is located. Yet the Liberal party hopes to get 100 to 150 seats. A position of stale mate and repeated abortive elections in constitutional England — (Continued on bast Page) Whole County Will Vote On Commissioner where County commissioners, under the 1927 amendment to the constitution of the state, mufet be both nominated and elected by the vote of electors of the entire county, Judge J. J. Lynch declared recently in a statement of opinion given to clarify confusion which has existed since the division 0 f the county into commissioner dis tricts. It has been discovered that the amendment does not specifically pro vide for the manner of nominating a. candidate fior the position of commis^ sioner. In the absence of specific provision for nomination, Judge Lynch said, the general election laws of Montana ap ply. Therefore he said, it is the in tent of the amendment to require a candidate for county commissioner, although he must be a resident of a particular district, to go before th« entire county at a primary election.