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THE PRODUCERS NEWS A Paper of the People, by the People and for the People By the Peoples Publishing Company, Publishers CONTINUING — The Outlook Promoter, The Outlook Optimist, The Dooley Sun, The Antelope Independent, The Sheridan County News, The Pioneer Press and the Sheridan County Farmer. CHARLES E. TAYLOR, Editor and Manager Friday, March 7, 1930 WE FACE THE FURY! The world is in a ferment. From every section of the globe comes reports of discontent—mobs, riots, demonstrations. The universe is in a crisis—one of the ever oc curring times, when people upset prevailing con ditions and set up new things. This ferment does not seem to be confined to any one country or to any zone—but north, south, east and west there is unrest. Even the United States, the richest and most productive nation on the globe is not immune from this disturbance, which seems, however, to be just starting here. Going abroad, there is the revolution in China which has been in process for the past six or seven years. There has been a lot of discontent in Japan, manifested in riots and ruthless repression. Indian is in a condition of rebellion against Eng land and may soon be out of hand. In Germany and Austria there have been serious outbreaks. In England there is starvation and unrest. In France the government falls every other day. In Mexico an attempt was made to assassinate the president. In all parts of South America there is trouble. The other day the Spanish dictator Primo Rivera was overthrown and steps taken to restore the constitutional monarchy. But this did not suffice —the last week reports riots and demonstrations all over Spain, menacing King Alfonso, and declar ing for the overthrow of the kingdom and the establishment of a Republic. In the streets of Madrid the students carried a red flag, shouting "Down with the king, and up with a Soviet re public." Returning to the United States, unemployment is astounding. In New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, SanFrancisco, Detroit and Seattle, there have been demonstrations of the unemployed, de manding work and food, which have been sup pressed by the police. Yesterday, Thursday, had been designated as a demonstration day by the jobless all over the world. What has happened we do not know as this article was written and printed before the reports were in. No doubt there was trouble enough. It is reported that unemployment is acute the world over. It is claimed that four and a half million of workers in Germany are Jdle, one and a half millions or more in England, and a half mil lion each in Italy and France. Hundreds of thousands are idle in Sweden and Norway and other industrial sections of Europe. In the Unit ed States over six million are out of work at the very lowest estimate and this number, in spite of what capitalistic papers say, are increasing every day, and there is no hope for immediate relief. In fact the future is so dark as to make us shudder. Hoover's promise of no further reduction of em ployment has proven worthless. The unemploy ment subject has found its way into the United States Senate. Sen. Wheeler and Sen. Wagner discussed the matter at length Monday, laying the blame at Hoover's door. The red baiters have raised red and the labor fakers, Green and Wold, have proclaimed that the Russian Com munists have sent over a million dollars to foment trouble here: that that is the trouble instead of unemployment. Of course this is too ridiculous to even to a good joke. Tuesday, Hoover answered that the fault for unemployment lay with the United States Senate—for not passing the tariff bill guaranteeing the industries with more profits at the expense of the workers. Hunger and unemployment is manifest every where, yet the wheat market in Canada and the United States sags. Though the people starve, there is so much food that there is no market for what there is —this is grim. The farmers are for the most part bankrupt, and those who are classified as "rich" are rapidly approaching insolvency. Thousands and thousands of farmers will not be able to seed an acre this spring. No one needs to worry about crop reduc m Tin. 1 V J I J ,, tion. True Wheeler has passed a resolution thru congress authorizing the loan of seven millions of dollars for feed and seed to the bankrupt farmers of the south and west, but this is a mere bagatelle of what is needed, and thousands of acres will go fallow in spite of everything or anything that can be done. No longer are the dispossessed farmers going to the industrial centers, rather workers are emerg ing from those places, those who can, and strag gling back to the country where they can find shelter and maybe find fuel and raise a garden. There is trouble ahead in America— and in the entire world. What will be the result in America is conjecture, but in Europe it means convulsions and revolutions. Beating the heads of hungry women with police men's clubs will feed no one—but it may bring about the very things that the red scare jingoes profess to see here now. Job and food, however, is an answer, and this answer must be forthcoming, not tomorrow, but today. If not, the red flag of Russia will wave over all of Europe before the next holidays, and there will be insurrection in this country from shore to shore. A hungry people is a dangerous people. LEAVITT NOT TO TRY FOR TOGA Congressman Scott Leavitt has announced his •mdidacy for re-nomination for Congress on the Republican ticket for the Second Montana district. Tf is not likely that he will have any opposition for this nomination, as the republicans of the dis trict and Pres. Hoover seem to be perfectly satis fied with him. This announcement puts to rest for all time the riea of putting Leavitt into the race for the sena torial toga of T. J. Walsh. The idea of running Scott Leavitt for the Unit ed States Senate against Walsh was not well grounded and altogether ill advised, and the very suggestion was a naked confession of the leader I' ship bankruptcy of the republican party in Mon tana—that is, if Soott Leavitt is the best that par ty has. Sending Scott Leavitt after T. J. Walsh would be like sending David after Goliath without sling stones—it would have been a pitiful slaughter of mediocrity. The dismissal of the idea by Gong. Leavitt, or his friends, indicates some comprehension of the idea of the relative relation of things, and a slight grasp of realities. Congressman Leavitt has had a remarkable poli tical career for one of his attainments and ability. In fact, his ever getting to Congress at all is one of the political wonders of the day. He, in fact, has not the intellectual attainments of the or dinary garden variety of backwoods legislators. Considering his natural talents he has done re markably well, but he has reached his political zenith, his star is bound to sink because it simply cannot rise higher, and Scott Leavitt and his friends should be very well satisfied to let well enough be. The idea of sending Scott Leavitt to the United States Senate to succeed Sen. Walsh is a bit of political humor—very well maybe for campaign stuff for Leavitt in hi s efforts to return to con gress—but otherwise provocative of the venerable "horse laugh." The regrettable thing about it, is the anticlimax it unconsciously makes for the man who will probably make the race—the next best as it were. This natural inference is a seri ous handicap from the starting shot. Scott Leavitt may be returned to congress from the Second district. The fact that the voters have or It was a very wise decision. returned him again and again since 1922, indicates that they are not very particular who represents them in the lower house at Washington. He is acceptable to the administration; when Ooolidge was president he did as Coolldge wanted, with Hoover in the chair, he obeys him 100 per cent. Scott never had an idea of his own, and never stood for anything. In fact it is doubtful if he knows what it is all about—but of course that is all in his favor so far as the administration is concerned: that is why it is for his return. Scott Leavitt is probably as responsive and perfect a rubber stamp as ever sat on the congressional benches at Washington. He does not represent the political sentiment of this district and never did and never will. The only explanation of his presence in congress is that the people feel that the matter is of no importance and that he might as well be in congress as any one else, and they are sort of used to him. Scott Leavitt once was a forest ranger in a reserve over near Great Falls, During the war he got an appointment as a Federal Employment agent; later he was secretary of the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, then in 1922 he run as a dry and a Methodist for the republican nomina tion for congress against a large field, and sup ported by the Anti-Saloon League and the Wom en's Christian Temperance Union, he just manag ed to get the nomination. Nomination'meant elec tion. Being unanimously supported by the Ku Kluxers later, he has had no serious opposition since bio first election and has been regularly returned. In Congress his record has been 100% regular. He has stood faithfully by the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover administration. The same district that has given Wheeler and Walsh majorities, elects him, and he has nearly always voted opposite to Wheeler and Walsh. He voted for the Hawley Smoot tariff bill without a murmur, against debenture in the Farm Relief bill. Scott Leavitt does well to try to get back to He voted congress. A GOOD PLAN—BUT (A Contributed Editorial) Ruining the farmer in favor of big business is the Hoover program, although he does not come out and say so. Our present county administra tion is strong for the Hoover program and have gone a long ways twarod helping it along, by running the county in the hole and hollering for more taxes. Suggesting anything which would better the present deplorable financial conditions in the coun ty is useless. A farmer's advice does not count much with a Hoover business administration. Any way, I want to get this off my chest, then they can take it or leave it—I know dam well they will leave it. The county road fund has been run close to $100,000.00 in the hole the last couple of years. The commissioners are figuring on having people vote more taxes at the next election, which will very likely be voted down, the same as it was at the last election. Instead of voting more taxes, there is a better way out, if the present adminis tration wants to get out—which is very doubtful. The State is going to build a highway through Sheridan county. There will be about 60 miles of ^ probably take the next four years to build the road and it will cost jn the neighborhood 0 f one-half million dollars. This half million can be spent in two ways. It can be spent so the people of Sheridan county will not f et a aT1( l ^ ® an h® spen„ so the people of Sheridan county will get practically all of at. Half a million dollars is a lot of money when you are broke. If it was divided up even among all the people in the county, each one would get $60.00, If the proper stop is not taken—and taken soon this work is going to J>e let to an outside con tractor. He will come in here with his own ma chinery, his own men and his own cook car. He will send to Sears & Roebuck for his grub and some of them even make their own home-brew and moon. The county will get the road but not smell of the half million. Practically all of that half million could just _ well be earned and spent by people right here in the county. This could be done by the i. taking the contract for building the' highway, county has all the machinery needed, with the ex ception of a gravel loader, which they are going to buy some day anyway. When it comes to gravel € highway, plenty of truck owners would be willing to equip their trucks with dump bodies and hâul gravel. Only a small part of the half million would be spent for material for culverts and bridges. The big bulk would be paid for actual WO r£f done by tbe P®°Pl e of the county. The State Highway Commissioners are broad minded people and I do not think the county would have any trouble getting the contract with out even bidding on it. I am reasonably sure the Highway Commission would be willing to turn the contract over to the county at estimated cost if proper steps were taken in time. The proper step to lake would be to select a com mittee to go and see them. It should not be the county commissioners, it should not be a commit tee of farmers, it should be a committee with plen y °LFp b - suggest a committee consist nr g r^*r n ' Storkan and Attorney Lewtis or Greer Before the committee left they should P h°eridL th ronntl V f informati on from Helena. ÄUT 1 / v- P u ylng m ° re than its share to ZShL* 1 ! tetC hlgh ^ ay Program and should be enüt ed to some consideration. The consideration should be the contract at estimated cost. Qf ? vl f° nr ye ft n h w<mld take bo build the State highway, the county should lay low T**™ itself to mainten ^ i y *v nd 8pend ' let Us 8fi y $25,000.00 each year out of the road fund and $10,000.00 a a. county The on out of the bridge fund. By adding that to the $125, 000.00 which would be spent on the state nignway, the county would be spending $ 160,000 on road work each year for four years. By only spending $25,000.00 each year the road fund, this fund would build up at the rate of about $40,000.00 each year, which rnearns $160, 000 in four years. With the road fund $ 100,000 in the hole at the present time it would leave it $60, 000.00 to the good. This is not figuring any pro fit on the half million dollar state job, but it would be reasonable to estimate that the county would make a 10% net profit on the state job, which would add another $50,000 to our road fund and it would be $110,000.00 to the good, instead of being $100,000.00 in the hole, without any extra taxes. Bead this over again and if there is anything wrong with it let me know about it. out of Editor, Producers News. Of all the crazy and dirty things I ever read in the Plentywood Herald, the dirty attack on the Farmer-Labor Temple is the Urn tat S rtTndTrazSesa whÄ but dirt ana craziness wnen you consider where it is coming from? If the article was written with the purpose >of creating a hatred among the farmers against the Wer* Herald Outfit Would Wreck Farmers Temple town of Plentywood it sure served its purpose. We farmers went to work and donated our money and time and practically made the city of Plea tywood a present of an institution whifh has hrnucrht more neonle which has brought more people and more outside money to town than all the oil schemes, all the airnorts all the fair grounds and airports, an the lair grounds and all the new courthouses ever has and ever will. It is verv true that some ness men IC contributed towards fbAuilding 50 Why shouldn't thej, r r e en receivmg e tL e benefit'"to »M " S of ft too"' tJ ' em getting Pl "' What is wrong with your school paying for the use of the Temple? Who else should pay for the run bf pnÏÏ bÿ P ïhf P pnrties "ustog toe Temple? I suppose some day you Plentywood people will expect us l ar X 8 sSoo"^ Tnd gylL°i um, make you a present of it and even pay you some taxes on it on top of it all. Why don't you col lect taxes on your school house, your hospital, your churches and your old rotten court house, .if you are s 0 crazy about taxes? ' We farmers never expected to get an dividend on the money and time we stuck into the Temple, and the PIpnij-mnMi people will sure see to it that we don't get it, but if'they can throw some div idend to people like Burley Bow 1er, Harry Polk and their half nut ty editor, for them to spend on their women, booze and gambling, they are right there to do it. A MAD FARMER, Stahlberg, Submarine, a Says Subscriber Littlefork, Minn. 2-27-30. Friend Charley: Am writing just a few words to say we enjoy your paper. Local newspaper controversies are often inevitable. The editor is cussed if he tries to stay out of them and cussed if he gets into them. The only course is to do the thing and say the thing necessary to pre serve one's self respect from the standpoint of a good newspaper man, and that means "land on them proper, berg has been to the surface and filled up on fresh ozone, he will submerge again. He is far more effective as a submarine than surface man-of-war. I see by your paper that E. H. Brant, League endorsee for Gov ernor of North Dakota, was orig Now that Stahl a f \bHV WOULDN'T IT BE CHEAPER. to soto Florida OR CALIFORNIA- _ UtTlL IT WARMS \ f ■ a^y i A UP? boo' <v. N I Wfi u Q.O 3 C^lCOAL RILLS II f w Z' c OEC ( I \ \ 4" % • it Ï 11' im m \ N inally from Athol, S. D. Athol! 1 The fellow who suggested that | name for the town must have had i hair-lip. Portal, N. D. - February 26, 1930. Producers News, • Plentywood, Mont. Gentlemen: Please find enclosed S^r We' SSSdTT'fflS paper. we receive« your leu some time ago and just got the money for same out of the Hoov er wave of the well noted and oft repeated "PROSPERITY." a Yours, C. A. MILLER. Nickey Enjoy Hoover Pros perity One of our neighbors told me before the last election that if Hoover was elected he would put the Farmer back on his feet and ! he eure is doing that very thing taking the auto away from him and makintr h ; m walk Ha» Ha» and ma ing h.m a k. ri . Chas gives the boys my regards and best wishes. Will write more next time wuu write more next time. fours as ever, SAMUEL NICKEY. busi_y° I • i , . , • LlVe Well, we had another fine « when 6 the £? bar^"^"^ again closed, because of certain requirements, which the barbers j^atton had passed at the last Now. I am not sure that those restrictions were meant to be used as a cudgel against barbers ^ fTtoatVe^e "*5S for hair-cutting and shaves was ^»o high. But it would seem so in the Plentywood case. I may be mistaken, but it is the com mon opinion around Plentywood that the Moe and Hillyard barber shops here are behind the move ment to drive out the new shop because they are charging a fair price as against their outrageous prices rui » pifjr>p like Plentvwood with no high salanea or »,vh clientage. I suppose Moe and Hilyard will protest that the Board comes of its own free will and that they found things very bad. That Lee had no license, and the shop was bad, very bad. Well maybe so, but many have their fingers cross ed because they are well ac quainted with Moe and Hilyard. They have heard their squawks about Lee's infringement of the present barber laws, but some bow they don't ring true as the veal reason for all the new barber shop s troubles Anywny Plentywood folks feel the new shop should have a fair chance. The boys should have an opportunity to get their license, änd given a, chance to repair or remodel their place of business, witnout being closed up every week or so. The new shop, I un berstend is willing to comply with the law if given half a chance to know what its all about. Now, in fact the new barber shop or what was the new barber shop was not a bad shop at all. It compared very favorably with the other shops, who were not so many months or years ago, the most sanitary places on earth. It is Although every one, rich and poor, will agree, with me that this is what the county should do, the county is not going to do it. No matter how sound the advice is, it comes from the wrong pai> ty. That is one reason, but the real reason is this: ' Ed. Powers, the banker in Medicine Lake, is the political boss of this county. He is not much on the showing off stuff, but he is the one who takes the snus and the rest of them do the sneezing. Ed. Powers has a brother by the name of Bill, does not live in this county but that makes no i difference. Bill is a road contractor and builds i state highways and Ed Powers is not going to let j the county step in and compete with his brother Bill as long as he has anything to say about it. So j we might as well forget about the half million dol lars and let Bill have it. That's business politics 1 for you. Just the way Hoover & Co. would do it. I He A DAGMAR FARMER. just a common building. It had no marble floors or beautiful, chairs, etc., but the new proprie - tors are not rich people, in fact they might be said to have been very short on funds. But I would be willing to bet that in the state of Montana there are a lot of shops no better than the one just closed. And another thing, and this is probably the nigger m the wood pile, they had an ever increasing clientage, who were satisfied with .n â sTgned affidavit attested Z "Slim" Lee was a the fact that ^ im bar . very emcient ana sanitary a bed despite the efforts of the oth ®r two barber shop proprietors discredit him, even going extent of havmg an article publish- | ®<? m your paper, hoping to give bim a black eye, but which on y ended m increasing the business of th ® n ®.^ sho P 1 will say this to Moe and Hil country, ^rd, that ttaavj, ^ or at least mosi oi us uiuu it », and if you two could hear the talk streets of Plentywood u P° n streets oi rieniywuuu concerning your efforts to drive ur competition out of business by what they deem unfair tactics ^e^ngly ^ ? will tell1 you what the, are say on l* 8 . own merits without trying to drive them out with question »Me ^eans^well its too bad ' And again it is the talk which y® u bay e created, Mr. Moe and Mr. d ™"d, 'hat isjsomg to ^be * reasonable prices. Whether or not, ^ w ill be the present shop or not, d°® s not matter, the wonderful success of the new shop is going to be heralded about and efforts made to have a shop here that is m keeping wath the times. L So >^ chuckle as you see * h ® bhn ds drawn on these poor young men, trying to get a start 111 business, but he who laughs last, laughs best. Get your ear to the sromH M _______ , _ . IIMÎftM I l? AHiD L£ull/£il\ ____ , _ _____ RARFQ RRIITÄIITV DlmlVEO DlVU IHL11 I A r T\nrm/\Trp iU\T\n ftp FlFTRllIT TOPS 1/LiIIWII VUI U _ By Robert L. Gruden, Fed. Press Detroit—(FP) — "New York's poll« have no monopoly on sad ists," said Philip A. Raymond, secretary of the Auto Workers' Union, on his release after being arrested a meeting of unemployed here, Raymond himself was a living example of his statement when in terviewed by Federated Press: Two of his teeth having been knocked out, his lips are cut and damaged and an infection has de veloped which worries the doctors. "Two cops held me, the sergeant came up, gave me a dirty look and took a couple of swipes at mouth. The blood spurting from my face delighted him. He took another." Held for several days without my a——— |||||||l y. ÉÊÊÊÊ $M!MÊL jjg- " A ^WÜI [<j)| - ■ — _ Mf t . . ,. . ^ P ar ^ In Hie celebration of its one-thousandth year of repre sentative government by Green land, Commander Donald Mac-• Millarij veteran Arctic explorer > . acro^« the northern ;^ erica ^^ the ^ rth ^ rn fuS. as the oW Nor» explorers use* He was photographed above as he announced his plans upon his arrival in Los Angeles from • • to-L ■ NT_.„ C ___ __ * ® imitate IXOrsemen w I , against him charges being filed agi bl "' | y observe toe nrocecs PP of the ■ „ camDai P iu ~ t i nauinir *« ■» J deVartment' "Homeless unemployed standing Homeless unemployed, standing on street comers are picked up, beaten until they 'confess' to a H nmn j, v crime, then the police proudly announce the arrest and confes " sion of another desperado The union leader tells of a Ne gro. named Arthur Washington, ÄÄfÄ Äbs were brokem He^wa^then^ent to turned without much treatment Lae £ ^ the P f i oor of his celI IJt Ijto ^ ere f ' when f R ^ ym0 J was, fre^ Another out of work. ' trpnfmpnt h brok e„-down, elderly worker ^Tco—Tn h.? £ B? .' , . ., P ,® . w , ., . t , * strangling ^position, the guardian of the law Pounded him on the £dneys in order to extort a c«m J®. 8 " 0 ? tried to make the out-of-work con fess that he was going to commit a crime in the near futore ® ® were arrest e d were handcuffed together and put on a bench. While we were that position several detectives 'work-out' by com US and P unob, .Pg us be_ JV nd ears or Pounding us on ne head. Every morning we had to line U P show-up. This ^ r^ g 01 v g be4ween i man y TO * ° f 7n U haVe î° g ° at the pace they bell you. As you go ta .® P®* shots at you with tvL/ i8tS *'l + , «Ä vTÎ! wT Pt - ° f bv îress reS. of of of th ^ JÎJ ^ 'Toon^ isasvï + PTY1 ^ ^ ' a 1 h b y prisoners are routed » M con Use PRODUCERS NEWS Legal Forms WHEN YOU DRAW A CONTRACT GIVE A MORTGAGE MAKE A DEED FORM A CORPORATION ENTER A PARTNERSHIP RENT YOUR HOUSE LET YOUR LAND SELL YOUR CAR GO THROUGH BANKRUPT OR HAVE ANY OTHER j KIND OF LEGAL WORK TOU"; Among the Blank Legal Form» for Sole at of the Producers News are: Quitclaim D** Farm Rentrai OjaJJ*" Contract» Hi* General Chattel Mertfa** Option Contract BUI of Sal# Co-op Leaao, Laa»*« Set. Other Usal**^ Seed Lies Threshing Un Saiiafaction «f Lfam Proof of Claim Power of Attonwy Article« of lunarparttieo Boad Notie« to Omit Contract for Dood Satisfaction of Warranty Dood CALL OR WRITE TO THE PRODUCERS v * March _l93o through all the the city, withouft 6 NL' booked against theî^^ WÏ one knows where £ 50 VS the prisoner i s w* y We. i* 'tlo?™ Iftf »öS ^.■SSsSS cers. Many 0 f t)L VÎL 1 stomach, a„d Ä hitl ""* four sandwiches ada" 1 ^ cups of coffee ^ day «T w so weak I could hardl^i The local pres8 fe y .Ä»| of course. The poL N '> exi *tence of the OI »ly for "hardened ^ 2 hardened criminal" r T minill 'S mond with a wry an Y worker out of ,• k, 'S In the meantime tli '• I board is bringing' working alliance bet» ^ J of police, officials andoj^iU w °rld. Most promin ♦ ^ S*° se . ^ Garv in. forme? b ? mb squad ^us 100 ,r er— it i s ViHr hlni ' eelf managed ^ng and was SadV* ; „ess '" " "« , __ — Real Estate Tran.f t c ira Q*fen T , . ~ ' ie P b Winter to Sarah 1 ( 1 Lake' ' 0ck 10 * Medi a * e R trun Si nn orri t 0 o^* ma B *58 ' ' ' SE *' 3 > NE%, 1 F J G aen.l„ . I Krogedal *1 «ttn 40 J krogedal, $1550.00, 31 ^ Raleigh Gentry and »if rv Lai *i 5 | W. E. forth und John 1 qiust to ^Tn State Land Co j ^ 2 > 3 - 4 > 5 > 8 > block ». look, Raleigh Gentry and „ S M M n n,* 100 ' S *' «4 1 M. M. Olson and wife t» s f Faaborg, $200.00, lot 3 ■■ Medicine Lake. ' .Henry N. Shaver u w vine, $1, NE 14, 34-34-54. ' C - E - Whitney etux to pw F , a T e £ W1 Co '> $1.00| 16, block 7, Redstone. ' Robert V. Frost etux 0 Perkins, $10, lot 4, SH, J block 15, Outlook. Lawrence Pritchett et ui i John E. Patterson, $10 « NEV* SEy 4( SEV* NEK i SW%, 1-36-56. ' m Schnitzler Corp. t 0 John D. lelson, $500.00, SWV*, 33-31-54 1st National Bank of Resem Carl Emil Rasmussen. NK 7-33-58. Tena Rasmussen to Carl & Rasmussen, $1.00, SEK lAi N% NWy 4 , 7-33-58. blod]j to Pen Nels K. Markuson etux to Is vin W. Markuson, $1.00, EK Mi NE% SEV 4 , 10, SWK, 11-36-55. Peter Lippert to Marie Ham $1, S%, 34-37-65. Karl J. Karlson to GurlieSu son, $1.00, lot 6, block 7, OutM lots 11, 12, block 10, Outlook.fi NM-, part NH S% of 8-36-53. Grass Range—UP — Incnsdj carrying capacity of grazing luaj which could be obtained thnia dyking and creation of well M terns, is the immediate objeem of a committee of livestock* and business men of this sect« Billings—UP—Sugar beet n guarantee of $7.50 per ton wiSkl continued this year in this ■ trict by the Great Western Sua company.