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Ronald Bucher Abducted During
Night By Men Who Ask Lad's
Father for Gas Supply.
Soobey.—Ronald Bucher, 8 years,
kidnapped from the home of
his father, a farmer 8 miles east
of Scobey, Saturday evening about
9 o'clock by two men who called
at the Bucher home and asked for
Ed Bucher, the father, got out
of bed to accommodate the strang
er who said he was on his way to
a dance at Scobey. He offered him
a gallon of gas in a can, but the
stranger asked for more and said
he would pay well for it. Bucher
went out to drain more from his
car and when he got out from un
der the car another stranger came
nodded to the first and walked
The one who had asked for
On returning to the house bûcher
noticed that the door had been left
Scobey on the telephone to inform
him of the kidnapping.
Bucher was divorced from his
wife in May 1923, and the Daniels
county court awarded custody of
the child to the woman who went to
" Buch"
c , f Vi old ini?
that Mrs. Bucher was not a fit and
proper person to raise the boy,
awarded him to Bucher, who then
began a search for the boy which
lasted almost two years.
Locating the hoy at a school in
the gas gave Bucher a dollar and
Minnesota where he was registered
as Ronald Cummings, Bucher and
his brother took him by force from
the school. A warrant for his ar
rest was s wom out but after Bu
cher explained the circumstances to
the county attorney the case was
dropped and he returned to his
farm near Scobey with the boy.
Before returning here, however,
Bucher and his brother, armed with
a gun stood off three men who
went to their home to take the boy
bv force.
The evening of the kidnapping
the former Mrs. Bucher and a
woman, who had until a few weeks
ago been engaged as Bucher's
housekeeper, were in Scobey and
consulted an attorney regarding
court action to recover the boy.
They have not been seen here since
and' the officers are searching for
her and her suspected accomplices
in the kidnapping.
Great Falls—$389,000 contract
has been awarded for erection of
Samuel Spencer Memorial addition
to Deaconess Hospital.
Anaoontia—Two asphalt street
paving projects will soon be un
der way.
Great Falls—New Church of
Christ, Scientist, recently was com
pleted in this city.
Helena—$9,730 contract has been
awarded for construction of show
barn for sheep and sale ring at
State Fairgrounds.
Anaconda—Plans are underway
for construction of $212,000 new
road to Georgetown Lake.
Helena—Ideal Bakery Company
will establish modern plant in old
Haegele building.
Butte—-National Parks Airways,
Inc., are constructing $35,000 ten
plane hangar, airplane shops and
offices at local airport.
Faii-view — Contract has been
awarded for erecting additions to
community exhibit building on
Richland County fairgrounds.
Johnston-Rising Service Sta
tion in Kalispell recently changed
jj ands>
(Continued from page One)
siphoning off gasoline from the
airplane when they had 30 gallons
of gas already stored in cans in
the two stolen cars n»r that the
cars were loaded with bedding,
was evidently suffering from burns
that he suffered when the gas they
were siphoning exploded. He is
under a doctor's care and is con
fined to his bunk. He was recent
ly in communication with his fath
e: who had deposited a ticket at
Billings for him, according to his
story, and had urged him to return
bo ^ e -
Both boys are of good families,
Diltz's father is a conductor on the
Northern Pacific and Sannon's
father is superintendent of a coal
mine near Laurel. Mrs. Ridgeway,
mother of one of the girls involved,
is employed at Jack's Dining Car,
a Harlowton restaurant. Her
daughter was preparing to teach
in Fergus county at Becket and
w . as ® mpl °y ed during the summer
at Milwaukee lunch room. The
girls had "batched" together
v j v d ur i n 8f the winter and
bad h? 61 * frequently in company
vath the two boys during the year,
ihe girls were traced by the men
mS® captured the boys, Moore,
Hpn^T.f t v nley Caba11 ™ th Her man
ÄS»"' ° f °" e 01 the
t .
tw h £ the ™en found the boys
of diSt r?
Vas hidden fa th* C ™ Whl ?
, ît® hllls - Thre ad8
smooth^ w f re .^. orn
soon as dav1itr)ff a8y t0
girls concealJd^thplr T ?
1 d the tracks by
driving first over open prairie,
food and clothing sufficient for an
extended trip.
Sannon, who had little to
hitting the highway near Judith
Gap on the Oka road. From there
they circled in and out of the fool
hills of the Snowy mountains,
doubling back on their track when
they struck the highway, leaving'
Judith Gap a second time and
making their way to Ryegate
where the sheriff was awaiting of
(Continued from page One)
the old saying goes. The wish is
father to the thought and even the
man who unloosed the waters of
destruction upon him may appear
in the light of his rescuer. So the
farmer muttered a prayer, closed
his eyes and chose.
Hang Stone ou Farmers Neck
His eyes are not yet completely
opened as he struggles there in
mid stream beating frantically a
gainst the rushing current. On the
shore is his treacherous rescuer
preparing to finish him. Already
the false friend has turned aside
those who would have thrown the
farmer a temporary life preserver,
now he is making ready to attach a
heavy mill stone about the farmer's
neck. Will the farmer open his
SE it t
which the farmer was relieved of
all belief in those who promised re
lief. If this is true then it will be
a very happy beginning indeed,
Signs of such a development are
in fact already in evidence.
ttorn " SSS, V ~ a
mittèe^of 'WS Ä
drpw nn a resolution which was
wired to congress denouncing in
the most vigorous language the
betrayal of the farmers both thru
the relief program and the tariff
bill. Sent on the eve of the repudi
ation by the house of the deben
ture plan, the communication is a
propheev of what is in store for
certain representatives of western
states. "We have a feeling border
ing on Contempt," the resolution
says, "for certain Corn Belt Oon
gressmen who, throughout the B pe
dal session have acted as mere er
rand hoys for special privilege."
Referring to the administration
farm bill, the resolution declares:
"In our opinion, the sw-calleW
House Farm Relief Bill does not
manifest the slightest effort to
make the tariff effective in be
half of our surplus farm com
modities, and without this the
pledge of the republican party
to assure equality for agricul
ture in the last campaign be
comes utterly farcical. ..."
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n ...
, .. e . ue °„ 1 . tar111 » tne
resolution is equally vigorous:
"With reference to the House
tariff revision bill, we desire to
go ion record as saying that it
is the most indefensible measure
of the kind ever offered in the
history of congress. Pretending
to revise the tariff "in the In
terests of agriculture," certain
selfish interests have been prom
ised new advantages whk*h are
without conscience or reason and
which, if enacted into law, will
mulct the consumers of the
country, farmers included, out of
hundreds of millions of dollars
of additional tribute per year.
In connection with both the pend
ing farm relief and tariff bills,
we have a feeling bordering on
contempt for certain Corn Belt
congressman who throughout the
special session hare acted as
mere errand boys for special pri
The resolution is signed by rep
rosentatives of the Minnesota Farm
I' ure au_ Federation, of the Iowa
* ^ urea V'» the Iowa Farm
^ s . Union, the Nebraska Farmers
U» 10 ". the Nebraska Farm
re au and the Kansas farm Bureau,
Big Busmess Visits President
, Frightened by the threat set
by . tbe , Br ® ah resolution to limit;the
j an *f th e agricultural schedule,
representatives of big business
protected manufacturing industries
during the last few days have been
flocking into Washington to "im
press" their representatives in
Senate. A number have sought
and received audiences with
president in which it is understood
some of them, heavy contributors
to the Republican campaign fund,
have relieved thwnselves of rather
pointed remarks. There is small
likelihood of the Broah resolution
passing although some observers
claim to see a close vote. But ev
ery basic fact points to the cer
tainty that many Democratic Sen
ators seeking protection for special
interests in their own states will
join with the Republicans to vote
against the Borah proposal. But
even if the measure should pass
there is nothing to prevent the
tariff bill from being amended
from the floor of the Senate. More
time would be consumed, but the
net result would be the same. There
can be no doubt that the bill, when
the Senate Finance Committee gets
through with it, will be vastly
worse for the farmers and the
sumers generally than the bill pass
ed by the House!
Tariff to Sub-Oommittees.
The Senate Finance Committee
has been divided into sub-commit
tees to work out the schedules.
The one put in charge of the iron
and steel schedule is Senator Dav
id A. Reed of Pennsylvania, attor
ney for the steel trust and person
al representative for Andrew Mel
Ion. The one who heads the agri
cultural schedule is Senator James
E ' Majority leader and
one time lobbyist for the National
Manufacturers Association, the
ganization which represents the
y ery interests which have operated
to drag the sinking farm ever
deeper into the mire. The chair
°* the sub-committee in
e Sj lar « e of the sugar schedule is
Reed Smoot of Utah, champion
high protectionist of the country,
M A ^
MC\1/ PYTH^F F ft R
liLiff EiAvUuIj I VF I» (
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Mil l Ift^AlRt FNVlIY
llllliLiviirtlllL Lu 1 f Vr I J
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Washington—(FP) —Millionaires
only will be sought for the posts
American ambassador in ^° n '
don, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires
and one or two other world capi
tols. Lacking any strong request
from the White House, Congr s
never furnished money for
rental of homes for ambassador
several of those capitals, and it
has never given any of them a
fund with which to pay th ® C0 ^J
entertaining the crowds
r tat" * amv
and expect to be dined and ta en
theatres. . ,
By failing to pro^« ™ ch
Congress makes it easy f JJ «"P".
istrations to hang out thesign.
''Only Millionaires Need ApjJ*.
h atmed?reÄTavin K spent ov
$1,000,000 of his stock dividends
. , .
representative of the western oe
sugar interests.
. Wbat a f f oo-rir.nl
Tariff in the interest of agncul
a«"f rr rJS
per cent of the changes are up
ward Practically everything that
the farmer buys has been further
taxed. Many articles previous!* on
the free list such as shingles, ce
ment, bricks, rakes, shoes and oth
"fÜTÄÄ cite
lution which passed the Senate by
a coalition of Democrats and Pro
p«wive Republicans declaring it
to be the sense of that body that
the farmer was suffering from ex
tortionate tariff exactions and that
the tariff should be revised "in the
interests of agriculture.' That is
l*>w the movement began and how
even the pnrase originated Yet
ÿ lo £ lc <> f every political decep
\} on ^ movement, like the Hele
lian dialectic, has resulted m its ex
opposite. ira n
Users K « bb «*d for Sugar Barons
Tb e worst schedule, as has -al
f e »dy been many times indicated,
V s 4 the A sugar schedule As written
1 int o the House Bill the increased
; duty to 3c per pound was dictated
by the western beet sugar inter
| ests. The head of the House Com
i mittee which wrote this schedule
was Representative Timberlake of
Colorado. Timberlake is the spe
cial errand boy of the Western
Sugar Company whose thirteen
mills in the district which the Con
gressman represents, together with
others, produce over 50% of the
beet sugar manufactured in the
country. The company must have
made out a strong c / se for help!
In February of this year it report
on Hs.common stock of
in( ^ lca tion of the va
the argument usually of
î. er j C ' the high tariff is to af
Projection to American .labor,
lt m , ay be , noted that the company
f mp °Xf J T ar ^ e number s of 'boot
Mexican and other foreign
^o i keis as well as -he young chil
d F en °\.Vl ese work ^ r ? - Many of
j bese children are below 10 years
a ß e a " d some of them as young
six. Reports of studies made by
the Department of Labor show
these children work in the
fields from 10 to 14 hours daily
1 and e P W1 t b< their parents fre
j C * uen ^ y 1 ^ a . ? ln ^ e room to the
juimher eight, ten and more in
tumble down shacks and hovels
wl .thout common convenience and
W1 * b n ,° rr , C0 Pl! 0 n, S- ,
Steel Tariff Plunders Farmers.
The iron and steel schedule was
written into the House Bill at the
demand of the steel trust and spe
cifically at the order of Joe Grun
dy, head of Pennsylvania Manu
facturers Association and chief
money getter for the Republican
campaign chest, Joe Grundy came
to Washington with his little black
bag and, behold the miracle
which last year made the largest
earnings in its history also "made
out a strong case for help,
one clause alone covering one-half
billion dollars production per year,
the duty was increased from 40 to
50 per cent, a slight gift of $150,
000,000 to the trust on this single
item! When it is recalled that 50
per cent of the steel consumed in
the country is bought by the far
mers (a fact not often mentioned
nor noted) it becomes clear how
The steel trust
much in the interest of agriculture
the new tariff bill is.
Leavitt Betrays Montana Farmers.
Who voted for this infamous
Most of the farmers'
representatives so called, .
others. For instance there
Congressman Leavitt of Montana
who added his vote to the others
for the sugar trust, the steel bar
ons, the aluminum monopoly. Nor
was this an accident for Congress
man Leavitt also voted against the
debenture plan so much hated by
the Wall Street interests.
Debenture Gesture in Tariff Bill
At the present moment there is
some talk of adding the debenture
to the tariff bill. No doubt the
attempt will be made. It may suc
ceed in the Senate. Then what?
The House will not accept it being
under the lash of the White House
spokesmen for Big Business. The
great Engineer and Chief Farm
Reliever (without the debenture
plan, of course 1) will again indi
cate his disapproval. The little
Senatorial time servers will again
run to cover. A few will undoubt
edly let off steam as before. But
where will the farmers be? In
the same mire, sinking—with an
added tariff stone about his neck.
Farmers Need New Deal
NEW DEAL? " eed 8 DeW deaI - A
. J us t what does this mean ? It
is not necessary to search very
far. Read between the lines of
the argument recently presented by
Senator Fess of Ohio until a few
weeks ago one of the chief admin
istration spokesmen in the Senate,
Replying to questions during the
i e b a te on the debenture plan, he
declared that the substantial ob
lection to the plan was not that
wag un f a j r or that it would cre
too erea t a tax on the treasury.
^ we at j op t the policy, he said,
insubstance> there is no telling
.û ere we w ill end- Today we will
farmers who are in dis
Tomorrow it will be the
V* There are hundreds of
thou<;and unem ployed. They can
equa i j ust i ce demand
. „ w here will we end ?
mD i 0 wrs Fear Workers' Dole,
t he cat is out of the bag!
The industrial interests of the
r j c hest country of the world which
;i C 0 h „e has™ national social legis
lationj nQ old age pensions, no un
ptrmlovment insurance, no aid for
far ^ ers made bankrupt by the ad
vent of the machine—these inter
« their danger lies!
n0 tfoUow b y the same
safety for the farmers and woric
* d ° - * the Mian Bu -
pro^Ane of road by Mr. Eg
gers. insisted at all times
Mr - Eggers msisted at all Umes
that he had not> ™£ld not ap
prove of t t y . d
accepted his statement in go
faith. r1a ; med t w he form
^£ e 4" r ï£ III of.
When Mr. Rose called at tne oi
Lee of the Federal ^^econd
Roaus on ^9'the second
survey had not been fded with the
Bureau of Roads «id none of our
committee knew of such approval
until within the last few days.
(Continued from page One)
Had we known that
had been formally approved by Mr
Eggers (which he stoutlyjemed)
that fact would have materially
altered the situation, and saved
much effort and unnecessary ex
pense. , - , ,
Just why Mr. Eggers denied hav
mg approved of said line of road
at the time our committee called
upon him, we are unable to state
nor are we able to understand just
why the survey approved by him
on March 23, 1929, was never filed |
with the Bureau of Public Roads
for about 60 days after the date of
its approval by him.
We presume that there is an ex
planation for both, hut if so we ^ re 1
j not advised of what it is.
Having asserted upon several oc
casions that the second survey had
never been approved by Mr. Eg
gers, we feel it our duty to correct!
that statement by giving the facts.
Now In Effect and Continuing
Daily Until September 30
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Chicago ..
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St. Louis...
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Washington _
Seattle-Tacoma . .
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One way via Seattle, other
via Spokane ....
_ 63.73
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.. 128.54
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. 132.10 Los Angeles, via Spokane
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One way via Seattle, other
via Spokane -
. 91.90
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San Diego, via Spokane
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One way via Seattle, other
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♦Daily until Sept. 15.
Tickets sold at these fares are good to return *
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overs are allowed going and returning. See
the entire "Northwest Adventureland''--or
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turn over route of your own choice. You'll
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the clean, cinderless route of the luxurious
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507-510 Powers Building
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A dependable railway
from page One!
(Con tinued
the shooting which has aroused
ronsiderable feeling in this section.
Countv Attorney Hurlburt declared
charges will be preferred against
White if a coroner's inquest sched
uled for tomorrow morning, dis
closes that the shooting was with
out cause. .... .
Virkula was shot through the
neck and death wa instantaneous.
The shooting occurred at 11:30
last night. The body was brought
by the patrolmen to this city where
Virkula's aged parents reside. Vir
kula operated a confectionary store
at Big Falls.
Virkula was on his way to his
home when he was ordered to stop
by the patrolmen two miles south
of Little Fork. Police here said
there was no evidence of liquor in
Virkula's automobile.. Two empty
bottles were found but these had
contained medicine.
St P a„,, Ju pe 18.-AUh.» g h
ls charged with the killing of Hen
* yVirkula ? ea J Fork > J PL
8th removal of the case to a fed
era , court would not remove the
right to prosecute under state law,
in the 0 p im0 n of James Markham,
deputy attorney general.
Murdered With Shotguns.
The shooting was done with saw
ed off shotguns and the automo
bile was dented with shot in 26
Sheriff Hugh Reidy of Koochich
ing county, together with the coun
attorney, is conducting a sep
arate investigation. Mrs. Virkula
has indicated that she will file a
complaint against White following
the inquest.
* White and Servine refused to
comment on the shooting. The two
patrolmen's duties consisted chief
ly of watching for liquor runners
from Canada. The men made their
headquarters at International Falls,
the Canadian border.
The was expressed Mon
day m a letter to Governor Chris
tianson as a response to a petition
signed by more than 200 Interna
tional Falls citizens asking the
governor to take steps to keep the,
case in state courts. Markham is
acting in the absence 0 f G. .
Youngquist, attorney general.
A second plea for dismissal of
Henry Sullivan, inspector in
United States customs service at
international Falls, has been pre
pared by the council there and is
to be s ênt to President Hoover,
p j ea ac ti 0 n on a former
message sent the president, which
endedf »f or Fod's sake help us." It
charges Sullivan with having prov
ed himself "obnoxious and offi
c j, oug heyond the degree to which
his 0 ffi C e entitles him."
A. I
Washington, D. C., June 19—
President Hoover has ordered the 1
sawed-off shotguns taken away
from the border patrolmen as the
result of the nation-wide protest
over the recent murders by these
irresponsible officers, and has or
dered patrolmen to do no more
shooting except in self defense.
The shooting of Virkula in nor
thern Minnesota, coming after sev
eral other similar killings in the
past month has aroused the nation
from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
and there has been many fiery de
bates in the Senate in reference
to the enforcemnt of prohibition.
well as enforcing the law.
see it, our government is very
blamable in allowing this situation
to continue. There must be found
some means to stop it."
Copeland Protests
"Ho wean any straight thinking
man approve the action of govern
ment officials who beset innocent
citizens and strike them down in
cold blood?" Copeland asked. "Ev
ery employe of the United States
government has placed upon him
the responsibility of observing as
As I
Copeland said if an agent was
placed every 10 feet on the Cana
dian border, liquor would come in
through some sort of conspiracy
sooner or later.
Senator Copeland, democrat, New
York, asked senators to consider
during the recess the possibility
of congressional action to prevent
"the inexcusable killing of inno
cent citizens by government offi
(Continued from page One)
When the turn came they could
not turn with it. Their case was
similar to the Republican paity.
When McKinley got protection
for infant American industry
against the British, it was essen
tial if American manufacturing
was to survive. The turn has
come. The infants are giants tak
ing the trade of the world away
To save the grain, it must first be threshed out of the head.
The New Massey-Harris Cylinder has no teeth. It is made with rasp-like bars
extending full width of the 33" cylinder.
The concave is always in place and has a screw adjustment for spaung the con
caves just the right distance from the cylinder bars to insure a clean job of
threshing in tough or dry grain, without stopping the machine. More than 90
per cent of the grain is separated from the straw at the cylinder.
Forty-three and one-third square feet of
separating surface.
The blast of air created by the cylinder
lifts the straw off the first conveyor and
the grain is forced through the
straw to the steel conveyor and is
carried to an opening thru which it
falls to the grain pan for cleaning. jf '
t; ÿi?
■< 'nJ
w ■
's •
The straw falls on a four-section straw rack 96 inches long which agitates the
straw allowing all grain to drop through the steel slatted racks to be directed to
the grain pan.
The New Massey-Harris Cylinder does not chop up the straw —it rubs th<
grain out of the head. The straw goes to the straw rack where it belongs an
does not load the grain pan and sieves.
Remember. The New Massey-Harris Combined Reaper-Thresher has built
into it the accumulated experience of 26 years of actual field service and i*
search engineering.
It is light in weight and draft. Its design and rigid construction make it
most efficient Reaper-Thresher built.
, :i r
Sectional View of the New Massey-Harris Combine Reaper-Thresher.
Don't be so foolish as to buy a combine before you have
Plentywood Machine Shop
Local Distributors
Mineral Oil
An Extra Heavy Oil of Highest Purity.
Miller's Pharmacy
Plentywood {
Phone 133
from Britain and all competitors.
Yet the Republicans of today in
sist on continuing the policy just
the McKenzie machine insisted
coddling the railiroads after the
pioneer period was over.
The old timers were responsible
for the prohibition law of North
Dakota and for barring out the
Louisiana lottery. Yet at their
Kindergarten club in Bismarck
they relaxed broadly with Green
Mountain whisky and poker. They
were not hypocriates. They did
good and evil boldly, the one
without publicity the other with
out apology. They met defeat
victory with the same immobil*
face. McCumber may be movtij
from his office in Washington but
neither the look in his eye nor t
line of his face will betray hh
thought. He wouIU not bow his
heald to the IVA in 1922 at James,
town when his choice was that or
defeat, fotr his was the pride of
the old guard that dies hut never
surrenders. Let those who will
call him a "lame duck." . Heraem
bering his cold, deadly courage
his prWe of intellect and his loy
alty his name should bo "the last
of the stalwarts.

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