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Paper of the people, by the people, for the people
By Peoples Publishing Company, Publishers
CONTINUING—The Outlook Promoter, The Out
look Optimist, The Dooley Sun, The Antelope In
dependent, The Sheridan County News, The Pio
Press and the Sheridan County Farmer,
CHARLES E. TAYLOR. Editor an« Manager
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1929
The little green tents where the soldiers sleep,
And the sunbeams play and the women weep.
Are covered with flowers today.
And between the tents walk the weary few,
Who were young and stalwart in sixty-two,
When they went to the war away.
The little green tents are built of sod, .
And they are not long and they are not broad,
But they have lots of room.
And the sod is part of the land they saved
When the flag of the enemy darkly waved,
The symbol of dole and gloom.
The little green tent is a thing divine;
The little green tent is a country's shrine,
Where the patriots kneel and pray.
old, so few,
And the brave men left,
Were young and stalwart in sixty-two,
When they went to the war away.
—Walt Whitman.
A. C. M. 1928 EARNINGS
While the Anaconda Copper Mining company made
$10,123,258 in 1927, though none of it was
Montana as net proceeds, notwithstanding its more
than $30,000,000 gross proceeds that year, it made al
most two and a half times as much in net income in
1928, or $24,174,780, according to Tuesday report made
by it in New York and carried to Montana in the dis
The story stated the net income of the two controlled
companies, the Chile and the Andes, but did not give
that of the Montana mines. The two controlled com
panies had net incomes of more than $23,000,000. What
share of that belonged to the Anaconda company was
hot stated.
The news article carried the amount of money spent
in the industries here and in Idaho, bulking them to
gether, in mining, milling, lumber and the like, but was
silent as to the net income from this state and Idaho.
The story also carried the statement that the output
of the American Brass company, A. C. M. subsidiary,
increased by more than 135,000,000 pounds to a record
production of 778,397,151 pounds.
Much more interesting than the figures given would
be a detailed statement of output costs and net returns
from the Butte mines, which still is to be received
by the public from the offices of the state tax commis
sion at the state capitol.
Up to the present time, as near as we can find out,
the A. C. M. has not disclosed its net income, if any,
in Montana for the year 1928, nor has the gross return
made in
for that year been published yet.
This is a morsel of news that would make interesting
reading for the readers of the nine company owned pa
Your attention is directed to Resolution No. 8, which
was adopted and approved at Roundup, Montana, on
.Tune 27, 1928, by the Montana State Federation of La
bor, in convention assembled.
WHEREAS, it has been clearly demonstrated
that operation of public utilities in America is
surrounded by deception, corruption and scandal,
WHEREAS, such operation is the outgrowth of
gifts of public properties to such operators by
representatives in congress, legislatures and city
councils, and
WHEREAS, the PUBLIC is the only institution
that actually gives valuable properties away, and
a thereby encourages scandal, and
* WHEREAS, such public gifts, like that of
TEAPOT DOME, are followed by discoveries of
personal interests on the part of public officials,
and by discoveries of prodigious campaign funds,
created by public utilities owners, for the pur
pose of electing and re-electing their privately
owned public officials, and
WHEREAS, public utilities operators, being
only temporarily satisfied with initial gifts from
the public, find it necessary, with the consent of
public officials, to consolidate these gratuities,
that monopoly may be made more complete, and
that additional fictitious valuations may be com
pensated through increases of already extortion
ate rates, and
WHEREAS, the continuation of the practice of
donating public-owned properties of immeasurable
value to monooplists, with privileges of 'consoli
dation, is a practice that is inmical to public wel
fare and destructive of competition, and
WHEREAS, proposed gifts and proposed con
solidations are now in the making, but not yet
consummated; Therefore, be it
ERATION OF LABOR, in State Convention as
sembled at Roundup, Montana:
1. That this assembly publicly declares its
opposition to every plan designed to create dic
tatorship that enables monopolists to fix the
, price and the character of service.
2. That this assembly publicly declare its op
position to all future gifts, grants and conces
sions by the public to unrestrained monopolists.
3. That this assembly give public expression
to its approval of all sincere effort to bring about
the operation of public utilities in the interest of
the public.
4. That this assembly congratulate the Na
tional Popular Government League, and give
pression to its appreciation of the effort of the
League in, thus far, preventing the private mono
poly of Muscle Shoals.
5. That this assembly publicly declares its
opposition to further consideration of the scheme
involving transfer by the government to
lists of the Flathead-Poison power site.
6. That this assembly publicly declares its op
position to all monopolies and all consolidations
thereof including the proposed merger of the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways.
7. That this assembly endeavor to inform the
public in matters pertaining to m°nopo
eration of public attention
results from consolidations. There have
should be directed to expenenc . egs C om
been nation-wide consolidation V T j hone
panics, and nation-wide co^Mation of
Companies. The results change in
tions have been increased rates and shoul d
the character of the senic •* cons0 Udation of
monopoUes e can only me^ ^ater unearned^
those who are afraid to complain.
8. That this assembly ^ e ™imd P o|*
1 SÄ SÄffifsi 8 SÄ
either the letter or the spirit of the law,
th RFSOLVED* T U hat e copies of this resolution he
'„"SÏÏài s »
smn and to the Dcpart states Attorney
Ä Disferof'Montana a Mena with «
purpose 1 of SÄÄ and —
dations thereof, and for the purpose of restor g
and maintaining competitive conditions.
Introduced by
John H. Driscoll, .
Butte Workingmen s Union.
James D. Graham, iccco
Federal Labor Union No. 15 b»z.
recommends the adoption of
Charles Cooper
Adolph Pfieffer
E. F. Klett
Homer Whitmore
and approved, this 27th day of June,
Your committee
this resolution.
. . j'cnTnvintr
esteemed contemporary insisting on msp > g
characteristics, last week devoted its ener
,, «f retention from an
old bone.
and satiating its appetite on these mor
, 11 ,- it, „uv of promoting greater harmony
sels— this being its *ay of p UK
in Plentywood.
News suggests that the above reso
reader, and
The Producers
lution be clipped from the paper by every
read at the family dinner table, at least once
in ir children of our
that it be
a week until such time as the growing
afforded the opportunity of reading an
state are
STRUCTIVE daily newspaper.
The failure of Senators Walsh and Wheeler to dis
credit themselves is due to the fact that, the peop e o
Montana are not familiar with their official or l
torial records.
its canine
gies to disinterring
cient graves
Plentywood will be made into a real town when all
the citizens—the businessmen and workers and farm
of the county—unite behind a real trade-at-home,
patronize-home-industry program. It never will be
what it can be until that is done—and the policy will
be beneficial to all alike: friend and foe will benefit
will benefit without regard to politics or religion.
It is a program that we can all unite on.
Such a policy is the actual expression of community
patriotism and patriotism, like charity, should com
mence at home.
The uniting of the people of Sheridan county behind
such a program would mark an epoch in the history
the community and would be a feat that the commercial
club could point to with pride for years to come for
would be something to be proud of.
In order to accomplish this thing a trade-at-home,
patronize-home-indutry slogan must be raised and the
propaganda carried on until the idea has conquered the
whole city and country—until every living soul in the
county understands the benefits of such a policy to
him, to his neighbor and his community.
The propaganda should pervade the press, emanate
from the pulpit, and leaven the schools. It should
be consistent and continuous.
It is not enough to talk of being constructive, altho
that helps. What we want and must have is con
sructive deeds backed by a constructive spirit. And
the quicker we start putting the policy into practice
the better. The sooner will we be reaping the harvest.
Now Plentywood has a bottling works, called the
Wildwood Bottling Works, Harry DeSilvia, proprietor.
The Wildwood Bottling Works puts out as fine a qual
ity of soft drinks as one can buy.. Yet a number of
the soft drink purveyors import the products that De
Silvia makes right here in Plentywood. Let every con
sumer of soft drinks in Sheridan county buy Wildwood
Bottling Work products, let every soft d^ink parlor
handle them, and boost them, let the Wildwood Bot
tling Works put out the very best products possible,
then watch the little enterprise grow. It will cost deal
ers and consumers no more, yet it will build up an in
dustry here that will employ several people, establish
several new homes, build the schools and make Plen
tywood just that much better a place bo live in.
•The money that comes to Sheridan county comes for
grain, cattle and sheep, wool, poultry, butter and eggs.
We do not ship anything else. With this money we
must pay for every thing we ship in—much of which is
labor and much of it must be done other places than
here. The basic source of livelihood is agricutlure and
all the people here live by that occupation or by serv
ing those who do in one way or another.
But some of the work that the farm product dollar
goes to pay for can be done in Plentywood and in
Sheridan county, and if it were done here it would
mean that many more people would live here, and
sume here, instead of in other places.
It is easy to understand what the policy of doing
erything here that can be done here would mean to
all of us—besides the dollars and cents it would
just that much better a community for us all.
And the way to do this is to start doing it today.
Once the policy is adopted it will become the source
of pride to everyone supporting it.
It has been the custom now for years for the Board
of County Commissioners to call for bids from the
several papers before entering into a contract for the
county printing. This year the Board dispensed with
this courtesy to the other papers, and made a contract
with Joe Dolin without notice and without a hearing.
When a represenative of the Producers News ap
peared and submitted a proposition to those
resenting the taxpayers of the county it assumed
very arrogant and despotic attitude.
We wonder if this is what the taxpayers voted for
last autumn—if it
they want.
men rep
were, they are now getting what
By LELAND OLDS, Federated Press
Another field in which the govern
ment must protect consumers against
wholesale robbery which masquer-,
ades as private business is revealed be
U. S. department of agriculture
report on fake stock remedies. Ac
cording to the department, millions of j
dollars are still being spent for fake
stock remedies although active and
persistent prosecution has resulted in
practically ridding the market of
many alleged cures.
"Frequently," says Dr. P. B. Dun-,
bar, assistant chief of the food, drug
and insecticide administration, "does
the public hear of the government's
action in ridding the market of medi
cines for human use, when these so
called remedies have been proved
harmful or worthless. Less often has
heard of the important work being
carried on to protect farmers from
many of the worthless concoctions
flooding the market and for which im
possible claims are made for the cure
and prevention of every sort of ani
mal disease."
The department refers to an alleged
cure for contagious abortion which
found to consist of nothing more
than brown sugar and wheat bran. It
says: "914 pounds, costing less than
40c to produce, was sold for $5. In
terstate shipments of this stuff thru
out the United States were by
federal inspectors with the result that
the product is no longer offered for
sale. The firm claimed before the,
government stopped the sale of the '
product their monthly sales were
about $15,000. Obviously the stop
ping of the sale of this fraud alone
•is saving cow owners at least $180,000 j
a year." j
Another remedy offered as "the
cheapest and best cure and preventa-1
tive for worms in hogs that your j
good money can buy" was analyzed by !
government chemists and found to
contain absolutely nothing that could
^ use d CO ntrol worms.
These are just two of the scores of
instances in which the department has
'stepped into protect the farmer
a g a i ns t attempts to rob him of mil
lions of dollars in the interest of pri
vate profit. The department's course
is to warn the manufacturer that ship
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By LAWRENCE TODD, Federated Press
Washington.—After a week's ses
s i 0 ns, during which Rep. James of
Michigan, chairman of the house com
mittee on military affairs, came be
fore it to defend the conscription pro
gram of the war department, the ex
excutive council of the American Fed
eration of Labor adjourned. It issued
an official statement that, "President
Green was directed to oppose any
conscription bill that provided for
drafting workers in industry."
Further inquiry disclosed that the
council also objected to the enactment
of any draft law that oper
ative except when war was declared
or was recognized as existing,
no protest was raised against the en
actment of a draft bill in time of
peace, even though this bill was not
accompanied by any bill providing for
a war-time confiscatory tax on large
incomes and inheritances. The coun
cil was in a cautiously friendly atti
tude toward militarism.
Council Enteretained at West Point
Next day the council was taken to
West Point, to be honor guests at a
special review of the future command
ers of a future army, just as they
were guests last summer at the
Plattsburgh military training camp.
Press headlines emphasized this event
as proving organized labor's support
of militarism. In various trade union
offices in the capital the explanation
of the gesture was given, with empha
sis on either the practical business
side of the matter or on the personal,
political, maneuver involved.
Recently the question of having all
War Department building construction
handled by union contractors has been
agitated in the War Department and
before the military affairs committees
of the House and Senate. James, at
the House, agreed to get the West
Point and other construction jobs plac
ed on a contract basis, with an even
chance for union contractors to bid. A
change has been made in the command
at West Point, the outgoing officer
having for many years refused to ap
prove the contract system, and having
employed-union labor generally. Hence
the members of the council who are
especially concerned with building
trades progress were ready to visit
West Point in acknowledgment of im
proved union status there.
Mill tar ist Pleasantly Astonished
On the other hand, there is a per
sonal approach to the council from the
Department which is not generally
known to dues-paying trade unionists.
Peter Brady, veteran Tammany politi
cian and president of the Federation
Bank in New York City, is a close
confidant of F. Trubee Davison, as
sistant secretary of war and member
of the Morgan banking family. What
simpler than for Davison to have his
friend Brady have his friend Matthew
Woll arrange for a sympathetic hear
ing on the draft bill, and then for a
Our shop is fully equipped to do your overhauling or any
repair work your old car may need. We are always at
Monthly storage rate $6.
your service.
Kienast Motor Co.
Successors to Lang Motor Sales
ment of his goods is .in violation of
law and that if distribution does
cease shipments of the goods will
seized wherever located. Such seiz
ures result in cases before the federal
courts, sometimes in criminal proceed
ings. In most cases, however, the
results are obtained without recourse
the courts. Recently about 20 so
called abortion remedies were remov
from the market with only a single
case having been brought to trial.
As a warning to farmers not to be
taken in by the next adroit salesman
who attempts to raid their pocket
books, Dr. Dunbar makes the flat
statement that "there are no known
drug remedies for contagious abortion
in cattle, hog cholera, influenza of
hogs, horses and other animals, tu
bercutosis of cattle and poultry, dis
temper of dogs, cats and foxes, heaves
of horses, bacillary white diarrhea of
chickens, fowl cholera, roup or dip
theria, chicken pox, and blackhead of
If this statement got wide enough
publicity it would materially cut the
profits of fake remedy producers and
would save the farmers large sums
each year. But the facts should also
be recognized as a commentary on the
basic theory of capitalism, that pur
suit of private profits produces the
desirable results,
The history of the last generation
shows that there is no limit to the
profiteer's willingness to defraud the
public except his fear of consequences,
Why, it was some of oi>r biggest cap
italists who tried to feed the Spanish
war soldiers with embalmed beef and
then tried to get away with it again
in the world war.
Social control alone has prevented
capitalism from selling the people bad
food, poisonous candy and soft drinks,
worthless and even harmful Remedies;
^ goods masquerading as virgin wool
which was never related to a sheep,
tobacco as a remedy for various ills,
1 etc., etc. in a list too long for any
1 article. Details of the enforcement of .
the pure food and drug act, coupled.
with the federal trade commission
cease ami desist orders present a pic
; ture of capitalism which unfortunate-1
( ly never gets adequate publicity.
pilgrimage to West Point to admire
the future military officers ?
It appears that Brady and Woll—
the latter now combining his presiden
cy of the Union Labor Life Iiisuamce
Co. with the acting presidency of the
National Civic Federation—are dis
posed to look upon the draft as a real
ly good thing, so long as the admin
istration does not insist on militarizing
factory labor. And they see the prac
tical gains to certain unions in get
ting War Department approval for
the A. F. of L. They re going to "go
along" with the militarists, who are
astonished but delighted at this vic
tory over anti-war sentiment in the
labor movement.
Conscript Wealth" Fraud
So far has the army staff visioned
the next war that it has drafted a new
bill to "conscript wealth," which upon
examination proves to be a fraud. It
merely provides for condemnation and
payment to owners, for properties tak
en over for war uses by the govern
ment in time of war. In other words,
lays a basis for militarizaton of
factories and railways, with guaran
tees of adequate payment to stockhold
ers, but with no guranty that the
workers will not be put upon military
wages and under military discipline.
This draft was in the hands of the
council before it adjourned. The army
crowd explained to the council that
private property could not be con
scripted, as man-power can be con
scripted. Nobody, seems to have chal
lenged this thinly veiled taunt of class
Washington—(FP)—President Hoo
ver, by his declaration that a meas
ure which raises the price of farm
products will cause overproduction and
thereby make the condition of the
farmers worse than now, has loosed
the storm which for weeks has been
hovering over the capital.
Veteran correspondents say that
the resentment now shown by farm
senators toward Hoover is as bitter
as that exhibited toward Taft when
the latter had been six months in the
White House. Hoover has held office
less than two months, but the Con
gressional Record already bristles with
denunciations of his failure to stand
by his campaign pledges.
That this farm revolt is not a mere
grumble, but a struggle that will
make Hoover's term one of the storm
iest the country has ever seen, is the
belief of a great many senators—
despite the fact that the House has
passed the Hoover-Haugen bill, shorn
of any measure to meet this yearns
emergency of surplus wheat. What is
stirring up the revolt is the prospect
that American farmers will soon be
forced off the land, and that the banks
will administer the foreclosed farms
through a chain-operation scheme,
with cheap labor secured through let
ting down the immigration bars. ty
Sen. Frazier explained this prospect
during his speech in support of the
° f y &U
banker to the Question as to what the in
inkers would do with the land when
the farmers had eone broke
1 g
"When we get this land," the t
banker said in substance, "we will i
have to get the immigration laws
repealed and let in some of those i
foreign people who are good wtoirk- f
e rs, who are willing to get out and
work from daylight to dark on the
f arm s. They can make a go of it. i
That is .all that is necessary."
. „ '
Rmkier said he had endorsed H«v
er last year "as the lesser of two;
evils, since I took into consideration
the dry issue and other things but ,
that he had a hard time ^quarœg him
self with the North Dakota farmers
who had been shown their place by
the police" when they went to Kansas
City convention to lay their case he
fore the Republican platform makers
tee, he had "allowed them to talk as
long as they pleased." He did not
claim, however, that the farmers got
the platform pledge or the candidate
they wanted, nor that Hoover had
kept the pledge made in the plat
1 form.
tor gathering. H
Those in attendance at^the g
were: Editors D'elger and P
of the Poplar Standard Editor H er
of the Valley Jnbune, 1 Banville,]
| °Ed it or* 1 Butler of The Froid
Tribune. The Wolf Point Herald was
Culbertson Searchlight
Editor Entertained Roose
velt County Press Gang
Froid. —The editors of Roosevelt
county were entertained last Saturday
at Culbertson by Editor Edgar Erick
of the Searchlight. The meeting
convened at about two o'clock and
continued the balance of the afternoon j
when the boys were treated to a six;
o'clock dinner at the Evans Hotel. Re
freshments were also served during
the afternoon at the Erickson home 1
and were greatly enjoyed by the edi- 1
I not represented.
All the boys agree that Editor
! Erickson is a royal entertainer.
' - !
Tokio —(FP)—The labor parties are ;
showing big gains in the municipal i
j elections in progress throughout Ja
pan. The Socialist party has returned
! 95 assemblymen out of 175 candidates.
More than 10,000 laborers took part
i in the May Day demonstrations in the
capital despite rain. 3,000 policemen 1
were mobilized as it was reported that j
the anarchists were to head the par- ;
ade. Every worker was searched by i
the police before entering the parade
Twenty one of the 45 scheduled
speakers were denied the right to
speak. In all, 106 were arrested, in
cluding a boy of 15. Several Korean
women were jailed, because they ap
peared in men's clothes.
of service in
Model T Fords
THE Model T was so strongly and sturdily built that it
is still rendering reliable, economical service to motor
ists in every section of the country. Millions of these
cars can be put in shape for two, three and five more
years of use at very small cost.
So that you may have this work done economically
and satisfactorily, the Ford Motor Company is still de
voting a considerable section of its plants to the manu
facture of Model T parts. It will continue to do so as
long as they are needed by Model T owners. The follow
ing list gives the approximate labor charges for recon
ditioning the Model T Ford ;—
Tune motor (including replacement of commutator case,
brush and vibrator points if necessary)
Grind valves and clean carbon -
Overhaul carburetor - - - - -
Reline detachable car transmission bands -
Install new pistons or connecting rods
Tighten all main bearings ....
Overhaul motor and transmission
$ 1.00
. $3.75 to 4.00
$20.00 to 25.00
Rear System
Replace rear axle assembly - - - . « -
Install universal joint • - .
Reline brake shoes ........
Replace rear axle shaft, drive shaft pinion, or drive gear_ ^
Overhaul complete rear axle assembly ... $5.75 to <
Rebush spring and perches -
Oil and graphite springs .......
Front System
11.00 lo |;®j .
Overhaul front axle .....
Rebush spindle bodies and arms (both sides)
Replace or straighten spindle connecting rod
Tighten radius rod or steering ball cap -
Tighten all sockets and joints of front end
Replace front spring tie bolt or new leaf -
Straighten front axle -
Replace rear fender
Overhaul steering gear
Repair muffler
Overhaul radiator >
Repaint Coupe •
Repaint Sedhn
Repaint Touring Car
Reupholster Runabout
Reap holster Touring Car
Replace top deck (Coupe
Overhaul starting motor
Overhaul generator
or Sedan) - •
for labor ooty
These prices are approximate and are - J .
because the need and number of new parts dep
the condition of each car. The charge for these
is low, however, because of the established Ford p° ^
of m a n u f acturing and selling at a small margin of
Ford Motor Company
June 7,
Increased Duty on Sim*
o ^ u & ar
JUSUneo oays (Jong. Leavitt
Washington, June 1.—Thp
sion in the tariff bill to ra ;,' .Pö
on imported Cuban sue'!, A
1.76 to 2. cents a pound is fun froni
tified, and will benefit consum ^
response to attack hv tbe ^° as «
tives from large centers of Present *
tion. ° f P°PuU
Mr Leavitt cited «tat! f
port of his contention th t '
ong . per iod of time protect! "
American sugar industry t the
ower ra ther than increase «T* >
or sU g a r to consumers tv
cause the United States prod* 1S ^
part 0 f t he sugar that it a
with the home industry fost<ÎÏÏ n îî L
protection, foreign concerns d by
have the controlling monoolv ?v 0t
market that has otherwUe L? S'
case The ekmcnt
from within the country w Sj tltl0 "
ari({ makes |, re "™ h
sumers from beinK entire i ,
mercy 0 f importers,
sugar beet industry i. D „ ti .
, , important t0 Montana, whSu 1
> refil , eries and
acres lucin beets. Ä
- •**«">» *
mittee of members of congress frot
20 manganese producing states, &
Leavitt has appeared before the Re!
publican members of the ways and
means committee, urging a committee
amendment to increase the duty 0D
manganese to lM>c a pound.
Mr. Leavitt is also on an executive
committee of house
west which is seeking to secure a
tariff on hides and a higher duty
The Best In
Delicious poultry, fit for the
Queen's table, fresh and of the
highest quality, obtainable here
at all times at the lowest pos
sible prices.
Eat more poultry! Health ex
perts are agreed as to its bene
ficial value—•
And everybody likes it!
This is the place where yon
can get the best poultry in
town—try us!
All other meats too!
Phone 17

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