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Entered as Second Claas Matter. October 18. 1812. at cb* p,,««
This Week
ihe track ot Doom
Parables of the Garden
Calamity of Normalcy
Sideswipin« Shafer
Lamb on the inside
\q Spoon Long Enough
■X * *
Hid you hear that crash? Sounded
, little like the crack of doom. It
3 nothing- Merely a drop in the
i,„ s 0 f railroad and industrial
0 f 25 BILLION dollar» while
♦he farmer was losing half a billian
the value of his gram. Don t
on the buying power of t e
for their profits. It the tar
mer can not buy or it looks as tho
misht not be able to buy next
manufactures cau
dividends. I he re fore the
worth borrowing
a as
fall, shares
prim be n '
shares are
at 6 per cent to buy.
The iron ring
That is elemental.
of the tariff girdles the United States
the exclusive prerogative of the in-j
dustrial interests. It is their mar
kft. It provides their profits, upon
which they can go abroad -and sell
fheir surplus below anybody else in
a nit tin, if there is no buying pow
tr in it. their profits are AWOL. Lis
tm now to the parable of the gar
V certain man made unto himself
garden and set therein the fairest
flowers auU the sweetest fruits and
diligently cultivated it. When there
fore the time came to gather the
fruitage he said to himself. Behold
Z v *s may come in the night and
devour my choicest fruits. 1 will
build me a hedge over against it and
aroun't it. And he did even so. Now
when the time of the first fruits was
at hind he came to the garden and
f ked upon the vines and the trees
and the herbs of the ground and
found no fruit thereon. AnU he cried
mit >nd «aid I am undone, for the
todirf which I have builded hath ov
k®. wed r i. 0 it hath
± "o lall »Uh he riehnei „?
rZth th* it hath sheltered this
tht wrth that it hath sheltered this
®y garden fiom tlv. warmth of
and from the rains in their sea
and all that I have planted is
withered and 'dried up Take heed
therefore thatye ^;" ot as thdt gai
den and perish utteny.
Weeks ago this column predicted
that the price of wheat wouid drop
next tall to bo or 7o cents. Just as
Kansas starts its wheat harvest the
price is at that stage now. W hat will
it be when all the winter wheat is
crowding the market arid Northwest
spring wheat arrives? Will you, like
many others, blame Congress for its
delay in passing the T arm Relief
bill? Will you say, as some do, if
President Hoover had his way this
never would have happened? Do not
deceive yourself or permit yourself to
be deceive»d. All that Hoover offers
had it been in effect now would have
made not the slightest difference. It
was not calculated to. A generous
tain in Canada or a widespread
drouth would have more effect upon
the price than all the co-operation
and stabilizing corporations that
Hoover offers sardonically as the
cure for farm ills. The farmer thot
be had rough going when he was de
in 1921. That was a mere in
cident compared to that which is be
fore him now. This will be the real
thing, the calamity of normalcy!
He miirht help himself if he could
store his wheat and borrow money
°n it? Tht« interests have even at
tended to that! They are increasing
the tariff on cement, brick, lumbe:
anti shingles
*ant to build a granary it will cost
fom 25 per cent more than the out
rageous prices he pays now! That
father sideswipes Governor Shafe.rs
farm storage plan, doesn't it? You
*°uld think the Regular Republicans
°f the East would have considered
»hat it would do to him before they I
Put that one over. But they act just
a * 'f they had never heard of Shafer
or the I. V. A. It is hard to under
stand, but there it is
mere u is.
that if he SHOULD
MKich recalls Governor Shafer's
k Paul friend A. W. Ricker of the
farmers Union Exchange, Inc., of
Jfolaware. Not the Farmers Educa
v° na l and Co-operative Union of
Hu!** Dakota—not at all! He says
farm storage is going to be a
jjcwss with three IFs. These ifs
*° ma * £e touRh going. Back ten years
some of you farmers will re
ember that A. C. Townley stood up
Meeting and told them that they
. V ^ rus t him and know he was
raipht as long as he was opposed
Mia J' ' • A. newspapers. But he
anri.u A 1 you see the Fai-RO Forum
J" 0 the Gr »nd Forks Herald approv
wiL me ~iî? uni know 1 have gone
eonZn ^ ,s Pr^riton was ma^de
«t> , ' we °t off the track on the
alance of Power" plan. Now we
offerprik model of that P lan
Firm * > TT t '} e St. Paul leaders of the
? ight off ' the Grand
«aV« the Bismarck Capital
"pDroi T 311 !? . City Times-Record
time tboli En ^ ltS 8 P° 1,8ors * Any
farm n i„^ newspapers apptrove a
skittish v? **** farmers get
^Hh sUnfo w *fh Hoover and
lamb Ä / 0r fa ™ « Hke the
the wolf g °°T e ή term8
•wJÏLÂ la "£> experience
inside! But ik d ° e - S ' K€ts on the
distance and i* iT^ lamb kee P R his
get away
! 8 *ke World:
on Lo«t Page)
Under the Act of Mareh I. Iff I
JnSlde Story of Why Ryan and Kelly Bought the Clark PrnnerJ
j * . 3 , «vaiyoougni me uark rroper-,
ties. During Lucid Interval Free Press and New Northwest
c_ nf . Cnlrl r\ i j
a t e opines or Copper Overlords.
How Templeman Was Deposed and the Rise of Gerard to
« . , j.. . p. . '
Control. Mixing Dressed Meat With Politics and Litera
lure. Dry Editorials and Wet Anaconda Parties In Ta
By Underwood Pounder
The saie of the Clark papers is still the topic of conversation
amongst the politicians of the state. What caused millionaire
Clark to sell and how the deal was pulled is a much discussed
question everywhere in Montana. To get an understanding of the
hole niattei it is liecessaiy to get back a year or two. It will be
remembered that Will A. Clark started a suite against the Ana
conda Company while he was president of the Clark copper pro
perties in Montana. He alleged, —--
fu.,4- u;- Butte Cnmmnv
Jr at me " lg ^ utt f Company,
thru underground Workings, :
j were extracting ores from his
mines and appropriating the
j t their 0 ^ n Zp and bene
i .... TT ° , 1 °^ ana Dene ,
claimed the Anaconda
Company stole more than six
million dollars worth of ore from
his comnanv
» c . -wn* c "a
Uwes Six Million Dollar Suit
I - No »doubt he was right... But it is
one thl "5 *° be rl /ht a " d T ther 1°
* eeover damages from the Anaconda
Company ln Montana where the giant !
company virtually owns the Judges as
we q as the law-making branches of
the state Clark w h f. suît airains t
gj Hel
and gave instructions to the then edi- j
tor of the Butte Miner to tell the
truth. So the company started at .
onPe t 0 shut off the Clark cntcism. ;
! Thi s joh was too big for nohhjns and
the company representatives in Butte |
and was turned over to Messrs. Ryan
and Kelly in New York. Ryan at |
once saw that the most effective way |
to silence C | ark thru the Clark
heirs. Advances were at once made
t o the brothers and sisters of the man
who bore the name and treasured the
traditions of his father. The spider
we h 0 f society gradually began to en
mesh the Clark family. Spider Ryan
turned the sisters and brothers of;
Will clark aga i ns t him and used them
to silence the Butte Miner.
| gtiR Oomtrolled the "Miner"
! g u t he still had control of the poli
c j es 0 f the paper by reason of the
f ac t that he was president of the
Clark properties in Montana and of
the Miner Publishing Company. Ryan
and *Kelly sqy that they had'to buy,
(Continued on pvge Four)
Ft Peck Indians on War Path;
Highway Construction Held Up
? _
Wolf Point, June *.-Seven reser
vatum Indians were brought to the
county jail by Sheriff John Anderson
Tuesday moving when they mter
f ered the crew of Lak>a ^
Construction company working on the
federal highway connecting the Wolf
bridge over the Missouri vntii
Roosevelt highway Agency Su
permtendent Eggers and an attorney
employed by the Indians were sent for
and an arm istice of two days was
agreed to while the attorney goes to
Helena to argue with the highway au
thonties. . , p
Several weeks age.Citizens of Pop
lar and reservation Indians ent ored
protest against wie route survey I
the connecting highway. An attorn y
representing Poplar went to Washing
ton to confer with federal authorities.
The protest was unavailing and the
route proposed by the state commas
sion was approved by the federal en
gineers. The Lalonde company, which
was awarded the contract last _ o
vember was given authority again to
begin work. ,
On May 31 they attempted to do
so but were met on the right of way
by protesting Indians. The s her in
was notified to be present early lues
day morning when another attemp
to proceed was made by the contrac
tor. The Indians lined up in Iron
of the crew and were ordered to a -
perse by Sheriff Anderson. 1 n >
flatly refused and the sheriff arre. -
ed them at the point of his gun. Stale
ments were made that the Indians
armed but William Powers, in
and the
charge of the work crew,
sheriff say they saw no guns.
An indication of the temper of the
Indians is shown by their actions a
the agency in Poplar Saturday when
a crowd of them went to Supermten ri
ent Eggers' office to heckle him con
cerning the road route which, it 18
claimed, had been okayed by Eg
gers. The superintendent locked up
his office and went to his home, fol
lowed by the Indians. The Indian
n l i r\ i i
Debenture Ousted From
rarm Kenet Measure
w ,. . ~~Z —■_ . ,
Washington,-—Final victory for
President Hoover on farm relief
seemed assured Wednesday when
conferees completed three weks of
w 1 ork ^y eliminating the debenture
plan whlch the Prudent has fought
8,0 vigorously,
The agreement was reached when
three senato rs who opposed the de
'**«** H«. but »ho stood for it
on the senate's mandate, yielded in
their position.
Administration leaders expressed
confidence thev have the necessary
Y* nna ^ nce tne * «te necessary
dXn^S t when' &
conference report is presented the
last of the week,
Debenture proponents claim there
has not been a single change in
the i r ra nks. The test will c*me
when Senator Norris of Nebraska
demands a vote on the debenture
upon presentation of the conference
The Conference report will prob
a hly be voted upon today (Friday).
1 iXH.lL i OW1NC.H.IV1
rm.. will
x d and will appear
on tae streets of Plentywood this
afternoon in the first of a series of
open air concerts which it will give
this summer. The program is com
posed of a number of classics. The
Band is in good preparation and these
concerts will be well worth hearing,
The Plentywood Band is an organiza
, tion of which the city is justly proud.
Helena^ June 4.— R. D. Rader, chief
engineer for Montana highway
Tuesday night said the
controversy with the Indians over the
• 0 £ way f or the road between the
Wolf Point br idge site and Roosevelt
hi h now i s i n federal court. He
ga j d cer tain the matter would
^ gettled amiably,
Explaining that the commission de
clined to pay wb at it considered an
excess -j ve pr j ce asked by the Indians
^ j and> Mr. Rader said the mat
ter of purchasing the ground was tak
^ up ^th the bureau of Indian al
fairs at Washington, D. C. The bu
reau of jndian affairs, he said, ex
pressed no objection to the proposed
road) but it was decided to take the
cage ^ f edera j court. Mr. Rader said
commission has agreed to pay
w batever price the court may deem
Customary condemnation proceed
on the right of way are in pro
p resg) the chief engineer declared,
state body has posted a bond
pendkl g settlement of
men did not enter the house but sent
some Indian women who pulled and
tore Eggers' clothes until Special Po
liceman Greene came to the house,
drew his gun and drove the squaws
and braves away. The Indians brot
in by Sheriff Anderson Tuesday
morning were Henry Blacktail and his
wfe and son, Joshua, George Long,
Leonard Adams and John Takes Plen
„ nnrriha cp
The city has had the graders on
Main st reet a nd First Avenue, the
two Plenty-wood streets whidi form a
part «f the county road system, the
last couple of days, putting them in
first class condition. First Avenue is
being filled and graveled and the low
places raised to grade
: jaasi
* Indian reservation at Poplar, is
; * to again take up his work at that
* P° st > according to Senator B. K.
wheeler, says the Great Falle Tii
* bune.
* Major Lohmiller resigned his
office late in 1916 to become de
* m,0cr atic candidate for sheriff of
* old Sheridan county, but was de
* fcated in the primary by the late
*■ ÄSi"«.
* reservation in the western part of
* the state.
! -
Gas thieves visited the county tank
accompanying the tractor grading
' ne w stretch of the Raymond road,
setting on the outskirts of the city,
Sunday night and robbed it of 100
gallons of gasoline.
The thieves seemed to have made a
"clean get away" as nothing has been
heard of them since and no one seems
to have an idea as to who committed
the depredation,
It is said that gas stealing has be
Ç° m e quite general over the county—
m tact that there never was such a
condition m this regard as is now ex
isting in the county. Reports of gas
stealing comes in from every com
munity and the thieves seem to be
««« >»>«• .
None of these culprits have yet
, been apprehended
L Washington, Jnné 4.—A resolution
by Senator Walsh, democrat,
!'"7 . "V
*° ^ a * ce suc h actum as may be ap
Propriate," against newspapers which
have failed re P° rt ownership
to the postoffice department was
Adopted Tuesday by the senate.
! With the resolution goes the federal
trade commission's report to the sen-1
a ^ e on ^ nves tigation of Interna
tional Paper and Power company's:
newspaper interests. This report re-1
vealed that the company held an in
terest in 13 ntews P a Pers, but that
only three Hsted the com p a ny as a
stockholder in Jheir statememts to
the postoffice department,
| The resoluion also requests the at
; tomey general to recommend what
1 legislation, if any, is necessary to
make effective the law requiring
newspapers to inform the postoffice
department of their ownership.
; -
tana, directing the attorney general
P. J. Wallace, formerly editor of
the Producers News and the Daily
New Northwest, arrived in Plenty
wood from Los Angeles, California,
where he had been since the first of
the year, Sunday afternoon for a
week's sojourn here on his way to
Minneapolis, where he will spend the
summer. Mr. Wallace will be engaged
in literary work for the time being.
Next fall he will again return to
California where he is interested in
the development of the Montana
Utopia Colony.
On his way to Montana from Cali
fornia, Mr. Wallace visited Las Vegas,
Nevada, the site of the Boulder dam.
He reports great activity and devel
opment as the work on the huge dam
starts; he believes that section of
the country will become a paradise
with the completion of that great
project—the biggest undertaking of
the west.
Mr. Wallace plans on leaving Plen
tywood the first of the coming week.
He says he will be back in time to
take the next excursion from Mon
tana to California next winter.
Sheridan County Treasury Rob-H
bery Case Is In Circuit Court of£
Appeals at San Francisco Today
The case of Sheridan county against
the National Surety Company, upon
appeal from the verdict rendered in
the favor of Sheridan county for the
sum of $100,000 and interest, the loss
sustained at the robbery of the treas
ury, November 30, 1926, when two
masked men held up Treasurer Tor
stenson and his deputy, in the Fed
era! District Court at Great Palls, last
autumn, is being argued m the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals at
I San Francisco today.
! Attorney Paul Baboock left for San
Francisco early in the week and was
joined at Great Falls by Sen. Dono
van, special counsel in the case, where
they will represent Sheridan county.
jhe Surety Company will be repre
sented by John Brown of Helena, Mon
tana attorney for the Surety com
* The Reserve ball team defeated
* Scobey last Sunday on the Soobey
• d.amond by a score of 22 to 5.
• The game was played during a driz
* zling rain and the one-sided score
• ; made it rather untinteresting to the
'' handful of hardy fans who braved the
*,elements to support their respective
* I teams.
* | but were no match for the Reserve
• fence busters. A return game will be
played between these teams in the
near future and Scobey promises a
different class of competition. A real
battle is in prospect.
On June 9th, the fast Westby team
comes to Reserve for a game with the
locals and this should _prove a real
treat for the fans. Westby has a fast
semi-pro team who have beaten every
thing in their section -of the state and
they are determined to have revenge
on Reserve for the drubbings they re
jo j a
Raymond Sunday Afternoon
County Commissioners In
ceived last summer,
boys say that they will keep the
championship, however, and the al
ways intense rivalry between these
two towns should make this one of
the best games of the season.
The Reserve
Pulverator Demonstration At
The Plentywood Machine Shop re
ceived one of the famous pulverator
' plows, manufactured and distributed
by the Massey-Harris Implement Com
| pany at Racine, Wisconsin, and sold
j the ftnplement immediately to Henry
I Hill of Raymond who will use it in
his farming operations.
Because of the wide interest in the
pulverator, Messrs. Smith and Tor
stenson have arranged for a demon
' stra H°n of this plow at Raymond
Sunday afternoon to which the public
is invited. The details of this demon
stration will be found in the adver
tisement on another page.
Regular Session Monday
_ 1
The Board of County Commission- 1
ers met in regular monthly session
Monday morning, June 3rd. Chair -1
man French and Commissioners Ank
er and Iverson, and Clerk Madsen be
ing present.
The Board remained in session un
til late Wednesday afternoon when
it adjourned.
Road and routine matters occupied
most of the time of the Board. Cul
verts were purchased and the print
ing contract let for the ensuing two
years, Joe Dolin and the Medicine
Lake Wave receiving the contract.
A carload of culverts were bought
at high prices, and without bids as is
usually required.
The minutes of the Board will be
printed in these columns next week.
Miss Marron Presents
Pianoforte Class In Recital
Miss Katherine Marron presents
her pupils in pianoforte recital at the
Orpheum Theatre, Thursday evening,
June 13th at 7:45 o'clock.
The recital consists of a program j
of piano solos, duets, trios, and quar
tete, rendered by Miss Marron's pu- j
pils, interspersed by cornet and saxo
phone^solos. Recital June ntJ|
Miss Marron will present her An
telope pupils in recital Tuesday even
ing, June llth at 7:45 o'clock, in the
Sons of Norway Hall, A^telope. The
program consists of piano solos, piano- 1
logues, duets and clarinet solos.
The general public is invited to at
tend both of these recitals, admission
to which is free.
The case is reviewed on points of
law only. If the county wins in the
Circuit Court it will end the case; if
the company should win it would send
the case back for retrial.
The attorneys for the county feel
very confident of success.
rp bn> i s the first time the contract
de w bi c h Sheridan county funds !
insured has been up for inter-1
, ... .. <<Qea . ;
H . uird q _ 0 „ e Pa «°J r |
the buretv Company at ureat raus,
does not appear for the company at
San Francisco.
It is reported that Attorney Clauson,
f ftT +k P * National
^ , , ,. . ,
Surety company, has been dismissed
by that company as a result of his
handling of this case.
McDonald Is Returned to
Power by Will of People
King Asked Labor Chieftain to Form New Government from
Sick Bed. New Government Will Recognize Russia and
Abandon "Mistress of the Sea" Idea.
London, June 4.—Stanley Baldwin, leader of the defeated conser
vative party, tendered his resignation as prime minister to King
George at Windsor castle Tuesday and it was accepted to make way
for the second labor government in the histoiry of Great Britain.
The king at once sent for Ramsay Macdonald, whose labor party
wion the general election last week. Mr. Macdonald went to 'Windsor
castle Wednesday and accepted the crown's request that he form a
new government. King George met the labor chieftain in his sick
The labor leader, whose party will be the strongest in the new
house of commons but will not hold a majority over conservatives and
liberals, conferred with his chief advisers Tuesday morning at the
time Baldwin visited Windsor castle.
The foreign and domestic policies of the labor government were
the ubject of wide comment as was the probable membership of the
new cabinet.
Macdonald strongly favors a more active and assertive foreign
policy, especially concerning relations with the United States and
soviet Russia. He has stated that one of his first moves would be
to propose a formal conference with the United States regarding the
whole question of naval power reHuction, naval armaments and free
dom of the seas.
Macdonald's party also is committeed to renewal of diplomatic
and commercial relations with Russia and witWdirawal bf British
troops from occupation of German territory.
(Editor's Note—Mark Starr, writ
er of this story, might well have
been a member of the British
.. Par
liament today on the Labor party
ticket, had he not resigned his
didacy to come to the United States
to study American labor and to lec
ture at Brookwood Labor College
on the British and Continental la
bor movements).
New York—(FP)—With only 47 of
the 615 constituencies in the British
general election missing Friday night,
Labor had obtained 278 seats, a net
gain of 111. In almost every case
Conservative majorities of 1924 slump
™ nds ^ e Bn^or,
. as ^ en Ghmberhn, Tory foreign min
ZfJô saved 1118 seat by 50
T tes ia wh ^ 1 J vas T t J 1 ' 0Ug | at to be ,
^ stronghold. Late returns show
r s.
_ ___
Conser. 236 396 6,579,507 7,871,000
libéral 47 46 3,941,442 2,971,000
| Tndepend. 7 6 179,349 169,000
New Old 1929 1924
Pari Pari. Vote Vote
j Party
' Labor
278 160 6,607,300 5,551,000
Joe Dolin Given County Printing
By the Board of Commissioners
Proposition of Medicine Lake Man Is Put Thru By Board
Without Calling for Bids. Herald Unceremoniously Ousted.
French and Iverson Smart Under Criticism. Low Bid of
Producers News Not Considered.
The usual monthly meeting of the Board of County Commission
ers took place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week
with Messrs. French, Iverson and Anker present at all
Matters of a routine nature were transacted but it was easy to see
that the awarding of the county printing contract was the most
engrossing event before the meeting.
Time Honj0red Cllfitom Disregarded
The time-honored custom of calling
for bids was not followed in this in
stance. Instead Mr. French took a
proposition by Joe Dolin of the Medi
cine Lake Wave, out of his pocket at
the session on Tuesday and placed it
before the Board. The proposition
was instantly adopted. The present
County printer, the Plentywood Her
ald, was not notified and did not have
a bid before the meeting. The other
newspaper in the county, The Produc
ers News, was not notified either, but
P. J. Wallace appeared as attorney
for the manager and editor of that
publication and the Board of Direc
tors of the Peoples Publishing Com
pany and submitted a bid.
»phe Producers News Bid
Mr. Wallace appeared before the
Board at 11 o'clock on Wednesday
and was given an immediate hearing.
He placed the sealed bid of the Pro
ucers News on the table where it was
regarded with considerable interest
and much misgiving by the members
of the Board. Mr. Wallace said he
was there because the custom of the
Countv Commissioners of advertising
foy bidg had been departed from. The
Board of Directors of the Producers
News thought the county commission
ers should be given an opportunity of
considering the offer they were pre
pared to mçdce in the matter of print
j n g While the Producers News was
a great public institution owned by
600 farmers and was equipped to turn
Despite the oratorical powers of
Lloyd George and his well-financed
publicity experts and the press sup
port of Rothermere, there is no sign,
of a comeback for the Liberal party.
The only Communist M. P., Saklat
vala lost to labor at Battersea. Ram
say MacDonald, the Labor party lead
er, won at Seaham with 29,000 votes
to 1,500 for Harry Pollitt, Communist
London, Lancashire and Yorkshire
polled heavily for Labor, but the rur
al areas prevented that party from
gaining an absolute majority in the
(Continued on Last Page)
The United Chautauqua will show
at Westby from Friday, June 14th, to
Monday, June 17th, inclusive. This
Chautauqua brings to Westby a splen
did program of the best talent ob
tainable and- is well worth attending.
The Westby business men are spon
soring the show and plan on making
Chautauqua week a gala week in that
H. Skeels is superintending the
enterprise nd making every effort to
make the Chautauqua a success.
out first class work the paper did not
want special consideration because of
that fact, Mr. Wallace said. It only
desired* that its bid be considered
long with the others and if the others
showed a saving to the taxpayers they
should be given the contract,
cause two members of this Board had
been directors of the Peoples Publish
ing Company and Mr. French is now
stockholder and every representative
voter in the county, from Bill Hass,
the richest man, to myself the humbl
est in Sheridan county are also stock
holders, is no reason why the Produo
erg News should get preferential
treatment. If Mr. Dolin's bid is low
er than our then he should get the
contract. The interest of the tax
powers should be the first concern of
this board.
Mr. French interrupted by saying
that the contract was already award«
ed to Joe Dolin and that Mr. Wallace
knew that the bid of the Producers
News was lower than that of Mr. Do
Un. Mr. Wallace replied that he had
not even read the bid of the Producers
News nor Mr. Dolin's proposition but
was there to ask the commisisoners to
consider it in a fair and impartial
manner, having an eye to the interests
of the taxpayers."
"Peace and Harmony
Mr. French: "Now, Pat, you know
as well as I do that the Producers
News has been riding the Commission
(Continued on Last Page)

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