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ÖÜÜI61 » MONTANA Mp l PNA OF S THE PRODUCERS NEWS THE PRODUCEBS NEWS GOES INTO EVERY HOME III SHERIDAN COUNTY OF 1 ted P^ s —— Xll, Number 52. feder» Ass* 1 - A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1930. er Entered as Second Claes Matter, October 11. 1111. at the Post office at Plentywood. Montana, under the Act of March I; lift Foreign, H 76 per year In Ö. 8.. 11.00 per year Sub. Rates: f0 lUME As $ e $ ee ^ O'Flaherty Tom W IS , naval conference TV ^".heie it started, we ; b*rk t0 . wH X newspapers, well. . told by. . ; t doing never hack to pretty expected u normalcy. " e before the peace the delegates stretch buried Ur we get td that over X carried out on * Site's dagger o : ".i of the other. à ^'Ljce it is not a mean rffor another world war. U;.;G/Vrdy. launched by His City and Bush As a * mon A» hot' war . Fjif Vatican rX bv Methodists, . k*" J Ku Kluxers against Kiefing does n0t * e€ u V Sine much progress. It * *Z considerable praying " In" for '"t ■>-" f îtet the prayers have about W 1 ï l fed on the fortune of " f thf Farm Board have Rffortunes of the A merkten t, The first religious per KLn" started in Russia by the Government was a warn Ortho'tox priests to beards and stop pan the sidewalks. « « » • • sthaif " f 3 hard-pressed sec .rftlw army of superstittoii. A battalion af >n e neavemy JJ firmly believes that any —dv belonging to any other bat KL will be promptly met by ^Sick with a hot poker as as the breath leaves his Thev have to make a UV That's* all. idling on What happened to the prosperi of which Saint Hoover spoke fe* months ago when he gath fi the lords of industry togeth in Washington to speeU wheels of industry? It was illine sight to see so many tes ready to rob their wives. Uthters and sweethears rare -els and costly gowns in order find ten-hour-day jabs of toil. B is true The News uttered a raucous h and predicted that ? « * * * * t sons liorse" on ptrle thin? was a Uers. You can use your own bortion in roachin? a conclu pn as to whether we were right. short of space this week. « • • « • Manv harsh things have been ud about Old Bill Taft, nd of the United States ifine court. But we should n credit for his loyalty to Hif and the rest of the ruling ia$ and also to his inability then put in a tight corner. Here while speaking in Cooper tnnn. New York, during a peri td of depression not as bad as »f are going thru now. Bill was aid by a member of the au éfwe what should he done about Wmplovment. "God knows," jnwwepfd Bill, "T don't." Bill light render the greatest public wrifp he ever performed while • this earth if he got the dope from his Deity and passed it on tlK. Squirrel Food By A. NUTT r tod now they tell us Oscar Col tenure of office as chief of juice of the metropolitan city of Rffitywood is near a close—that te will be out of a job by the mid next month. Some are so ™dnd as to say that Oscar's po s tor has set in a cloud— even a silver lining. T® 1 ™ ow why Oscar should re ** * ro m the distinguished position he has been for the past year or more: das already laid the city *»te. A oc scourge in the way £% 1SÄ d All harm that can be done has and u. ® one - In another year Peter a. n cou ' ( ' Pasture his sheep in of the city. The only l o do is to burn what nemains and sow the debris to salt, equal C t U . r ^, an P d ,. a scour 8e Oscar is w qj° Chinese cholera. Bt*. r ^fnain in his exalted po of P° ,ice - Nail the lo dn*n " e . 4 î nast > kt the old tub «uldn t C °] 0rS fl y in ? ! YoU 2 a farmer into Plen Ottar ,-S er , a C0U Ple of years of »»th a keg of free lager. Hill. Storkan, f *ild horse, . ^ks new ti No, having bust Plentywood, u M . . °> s tcrs to open. tepresfn' t S<l u a,>0Ut craves to fcnat^ w l, Sheridan in the to sam» ^ j ^ d^tor might bodv »na ,n . that august hp *k^ r i Ve sta to better UW thln K 5 ak)nR It especially if he ana , butcher 8eni, with the same «d hi s rt * that has attend rith re/? a !r r< 1- htre ' 1)0wn Up with Wn e,»- ^Ipel! May its to f a ^T r 8 1 U and 8lash ite ; fortune! ï m , the su blime to gadder" h»« We °^ )serve that the Se organ out as th Shop; 'Paean to thT^. [t Wanted lees as if it reduc ^ on of bar rates P* in the £; bummed î"* 1 ln the tar Î! kroic lea?wh ^ € ^ ric ^ P Ä*eal 8 0 i^n ha '\ -, Eerved «j white hiss cut-rate bar (Farmers Union Petroleum Association Growing •••••••••••••••• •ooooooooooooooo 1 Drys Open Guns on American Temperance League Program * ♦ $ ATTACK PROPOSALS THAT GOVERNMENT ADOPT SYSTEM OF FED'RAL DISPENSARIES Claimed That This Plan Is Not Working Out Satisfactori ly In Canada. Offer Life Insurance Statistics. The House Judiciary Committee to Go Into Executive Ses sion for Consideration of Legislation to Carry Out Hoover Recommendations. Washington, March 27.—From a general and vigorous defense of the prohibition laws, the nation's dry leaders today moved into an attack upon proposals that the Unit ed States adopt a system of government liquor dispen fr For ammunition they turned to the operation of : such a plan in Canada ana 1 ente( J as their principal r- ^ . ,, , • v witness in the house JudlCl i committee's hearings on i * ° repeal measures a rormer i 0 ffi c i a l Q f the Ontario i s , , r* provincial government, L. P H_ j LWrur y* At the conclusion of his testi mony, they were ready with life insurance statistics, offered mirroring the effects of prohibi a tion and presented by- John Lentz, president of the American Insurance Union and a former member of the house from Ohio. With today's session, the drys passed the time limit originally placed upon their testimony. Sev en days were allotted to them, period equalling that given wets, but the committee was will ing that the prohibitionists have additional time should they desire I .• the it. The committee will go into ecutive session tomorrow for consideration of legislation out the enforcement recom late su give to carry mend at ions made early in the by the Hoover law enforcement commission. It will return to prohibition inquiry soon, however, whether or not the drys sides more time, as both are present rebuttal testimony. Oil Fields of State Produced $5,697,703.00 In 1929, Books Show 1 - Helena, March 19.— More than five and a half million dollars in new wealth was produced from Montana's oil fields during 1929, according to records of the Mon tana railroad commission's oil and division. The division Wednes day made public a statement showing a pipe line movement of 3,798,469 barrels from the four principal fields during the Y oar. About 15 per cent additional, offi cials say, is handled by trucks. They estimated the total value of the state's oil production last year at $5,697,703. The production figure shows a small gain over the previous year. While the two older fields de newest gas 1 creased somewhat, the area, the Pondera, produced 403 barrels as against 122,6w> oar* to rels- the previous year and the of Lake Basin field produced 28, S'" 38 C ° mP SHERIDAN COUNTY FARMERS UNION HELD SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION AT F-L TEMPLE The county convention of the Farmers Union of Sheridan was held last Wednesday in the Farmer-Labor Temple with an Unrated attendance of 150. 11 ™ also the quarterly meeting of th Union. es The meeting was called t ® or( t S at 10 a. m. and Mr. Ferguson, toe county agent, spoke on t i us sen plan of disposmg o b wheat. The plan was endorsed . the convention. The chief s I*fer at the^te^ noon session was D. l«. of Billings who represented Farmers Union Terminal Associa^ tien cf St. Paul. He spoke £•£ the * ally of the program ers Union. R. L. Hart of Williston, presi dent of the Farmers Union Petro leum Assn., spoke on tivities of the garmers U* 11 ™J£ particularly on a bulk od and the oil program of the Union. The county secretaries of Dan tels, Roosevelt, Valley an ^; dan county met in the evenmg the county agent's office per a ing to union affairs . Considering the bad roads the meeting was a great success and attending expressed the members enthusiasm over the progress the organization. Walter Wheeler Flays Power Commission Washington, March 24.—UP— Walter H. Wheeler, one of the bid ders for the Flathead, Mont, pow er sites, charged before the Sen ate Indian investigating committee today that J. Henry Scattergood, assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs, had attempted to per suade him to "make a deal with the Rocky Mountain Power Com pany," the only other bidder, and " re tire from the field as a com petitor." Scattergood, on the stand just beforé Wheeler, declared he had J. - are mit or no interest in either bidder for the power sites and asserted his only interest was in protecting the In dians. Neither of the bidders, he said, had offered enough revenue to the Indians from the proposed power development. Wheeler charged that the^ Com mission and the determiebd to issue the per license to the Flathead sites to the Rocky Mountain Pow a Indian Bureau ex- er Company. the He also charged that the Mon to tana Power Co., of which the Roc ky Mountain Company is a subsi diary, "offers enormously less rev enue to the Indians than 1 offer,'' and alleged that he had been dis criminated against by the Commis sions. the to McGovern, Former Glasgow Newspaperman, Now Has Coast Paper Helena, March 18.— Attorney Thomas Dignam of Glasgow, who was in the city, told friends here who were inquiring about Dan Mc Govern, former editor of the Glas gow Democrat, that McGovern has a newspaper in suburbs of Seattle and is "getting by" in good shape. Dan, after selling his paper Glasgow several years ago, moved to North Dakota and for a while conducted a weekly there, later moving to the coast. He started a weekly in a suburb of Seattle and his paragraphs irritated a politician, who sued Dan for $5,000 damages, alleging libel. McGov ern promptly came back at the political leader by offering to share with him if the court award jed him damages. "If we secure a verdict against this man, McGovern," wrote Dan, "I'm going to divide the pot— $1,000 to you and $4,000 to me. I'm liberal at that, for I know how hard it is to collect $5,000 off the pilot of a weekly in any state in the union. It simply isn't in the at -— - 1 "The politician withdrew hie suit. Farmers Union Local to Klakkens Meet at Martin PvSakken. The Farmers Union local No. oßQ Tloolev will hold a meeting at the' Martin 'Klakken home, 2 miles tn^ q£ ^ Wednesday. Ap ril 2nd; at 1:00 P. Lunch will be served. . g & public mee ting and farmers are urgently requested to attend. Poor Soo Catches Coyotes for Money Glacier Park, Mont March 20 Tjp_Ooyote hunting has proved a winter financial life-saver for park Indians who have netted sub stantial sums from sale of prime n .u, aT1( j bounties. With their SLal prev— mice and rabbits—be neath the snow crust, coyotes are now burrowing down mto he L)W seeking a "square meal. Oc SIW . H-, tiVp a muskrat in wat '"'SÄd « th ' ir * tad le n », heads above the crust, Ski f P>od breath arid then dive £ ?o «anme their tant. er of THE ROAD TO MANDALAY! 4 V" BRITISH J , supremacy^ , « c IN THE f • •/ I FAR EAST I \ 6 mmW ✓ yj % yjï m % m. i H >|M l l I I. / 1 A I a. U ill.JI ||| Vlitf 1 8 Vi r/1 \ j ! i i \V I V \S X .V\ [Î * ;i * < 'V _ - ! I Y T il ti \ i'll 7?* i </ 7 y Jury Finds "Nig" Collins Guilty en ! j ( DEADLINES By United Press Special Wire to The Producers News. Washington., D. C., March 27— The house judiciary committee suspended prohibition hearings to consider five prohibition law en forcement bills. 1 ! ! ! I ! Ï Chicago, XU., March 27—George Sunday, son of BUly Sunday. Bv. angelist, was "booked on a charge of adultery committed in X*oa An geles. He is fighting extradition. ! 1 1 ! ! 1 l March 27.—Soviet ofti Bussia Il 1 M 1 I cSäSÄre?' oi ^ Moscow, dais today claimed that would ©qua! American capital in vestment and triple American pro duction by 1940. ! ! 1 ! ! ! I New York, March 27—Nicholas Brady, chairman of the New York Edison Board and official of oth er utilities, including the Anacou da Copper Company, died here to day. Board announced today that Am erican farmer® responded to plea to reduce wiieat acreage, Im(1(ra March" 27.—The plenary seSrton of naval conference was set today for April 4. i ! ! ! I I ! ! Mashiugton, D. c., March 27— : t^tw, tr ÄT hi opS sltton to the consultative pact among countries represented at the naval conference. Chicago, XU.. March 27-Consld erabie profit-taking caused wheat to sag one-eighth to one-half cent lower on the^board of ^trade. efferson City, Mo., March 27.—A prison riot broke out in the mess hall today when seven hundrea and fifty convicts fought armed guards, wrecking hall. The rtot was quelled when seventy-five prisoners were taken to the hospi tal, many seriously Injured. Tue convicts demand better food, lass work and better foremen. Tne prison is overcrowded. - tia mobilised armed forces stood ready to check further u monstrations. Great Falls.—Plans are being considered for annexation of about 40 acres land lying south of Ten "" Avenue South and near Thirteenth Street to city. Tlie mill ! ! 1 ! I 1 I Prince Rupert, B. C., March —Pour were killed and two aculonsly escaped when powe ■boat was swept over falls of P»* 1 river. ! 1 I I ! I ! Evansville, Ind., March Three drug-erased addicts oaded themselves in the samt - um office here and held 0 ** „„„„ guards for two hours. They w finally captured. "Nig" Collins, who with Frank Fishbeck was charged with at tempt to rape was found guilty last night after the jury was out about nine hours. While the jury was still debat ing the guilt or innocence of the defendant, Bakewell withdrew the "attempt to rape" charge against Fishbeck and proceeded to try him charge of giving liquor to on a minors. Judge Felt announced that he would impose sentence on 10 A. M. Saturday morning. The judge was willing that he remain under the same bonds until that date but the county attorney entered an objec tion and Collins was placed in jail. - , j • j * January 11 was changed in date «« sub In the Fishbeck case the jury has already been selected and the trial is scheduled to commence at nine o'clock this morning. In this case the charge against Fishbeck of giving liquor to Eugenie Gai neau at the "chicken ranch" on tre and November 29th being ^ s tituted. Collins is also schedueld to stand trial on a charge of giving liquor to Delores Pickett on January 11. Other cases on the docket are, the one against Dr. Martin for al ] eged practice of medicme without a license and one against Chares Huebner for giving liquor to nun or s. Owing to the lateness of the hour we are unable to gje a more complete story of the Collins trial this week, but next week we snail carry & repor t. Wheat Champion Smith Develops New Wheal Corvallis, Mont., March 20—UP —C. Edson Smith, the worlds wheat champion for two years, has discovered and developed a new hard red winter wheat—Smith sonian, by name—which bids fair to become an established and pop ular variety. Official tests at Washington, D. C., reveal that the wheat yields 75% flour and that the color and qualty of the flour was excellent. In general, authorities said, it gave the best results of any sam ple red winter wheat this season. I consider," admitted Mr. Smith, "that my originating and developing this wheat I have scor ed a greater triumph than win nm ? the world's championship reserve championship for six secutive years. « or con » it j Hogs Show Further Loss Inder Pressure. Lambs In Light Sup ply and Steady. Pigs Remain Steady. CATTLE MARKET IMPROVES SOME ers South St. Paul, Minn., March 25 —Under modrate supplies, the cat tle market showed some better ment especially in the case of fat cows, these selling 10 to 25c high Shortfed er for the two days, steers and yearlings sold largely at $10.50 to $11.50, with one car of matured steers at $11.60, odd lots up to $12.00 or better. A few yearling heifers sold at $10.25 to $11.00, most of the supply, howev- er, cashing at $8.00 to $9.50, with fat cows from $6.25 to $7.50, low cutters and cutters at $4.75 to $5.50, with bulls at $6.76 to $7.25. Vealers were mostly steady, good de selling at $9.50 to $10.00, choice sorted offerings at $12.00 ^ 13 50 The hog market ruled unevenly gteady iQc lower, with desir ablg 160 to around 230 lb. weights geUing at $9.50 to $9.65, 240 to around 300 lb we ights largely at $9 0Q tQ $9 25 0 r better, - heavierwe ijrhts selling down ^ 'Taking - cashed at J8 25 tQ w itb light lights at »q cq l ar eelv. Under a light run, lambs ruled about gteady) good and ch»ice 90 lbs down se |]i ng at $9.00 to $9.50. some to Human Persistence and Courage Overcomes Huge Wolfs Endurance Mont.—Human persist overcome a Butte, ence and courage wolf's endurance and ferocity m the Big Hole basin the other day when Sam Pendergrast, rancher, trailed a large range killer _ thru the snow for 60 miles, and finally it down and killed it with the wore ■ butt end of his rifle when the gun failed to shoot. It required two good saddle horses to wear down the fleeing animal. At last brought to bay in the deep snow, the wolf turn ed, ready to meet its end fighting. Pendergrast aimed and pulled the trigger, but the rifle failed to dis charge. Dismounting, the rancher closed in on the cornered animal knocked it unconscious with a blow on the head and then killed it at his leisure. courageous One of Leading Industries In Montana, North Dakota Twenty-one Stations At Present In Operation and Eleven in Process of Organization. Plans to Extend to South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Thru Check-off System, Members' Dues Paid from Patronage Divi dend. Shares In Profits of Organization. -One of the newer organizations the St. Paul, March 27. rapidly assuming a position of importance among leading industries in North Dakota and Montana, is the Farmers Union Petroleum Association. The oil depart ment which is probably the most important branch of the Farmers Union Exchange has not only supplied an omical means of distributing petroleum products to the farmers at a saving to them, but has provided employ econ PLENTYWOOD MAN CELEBRATES HIS 86th ANNIVERSARY Isaac Ray, 86 year old Plenty wood veteran of the civil war cel ebrated hi s birthday at his home here Tuesday March 26th. A large number of his relatives were pres-1 ent to help him enjoy the occasion, A sumptuous dinner was served bv Mrs Ray assisted by Mrs. Louis Pierce. i * i« |. ,|,.. L tn COck Alley With L/ance The Princess Mdivani, or Mae Murray, if you prefer, will be stellar attraction at the Orpheum Theatre Sunday, Monday and esday, March 30-31, April 1, in entirely new version of her previ ous great success, "Peacock ley." This "Peacock Alley" is »ÄtS will son especially Miss Murray's personality and talents. Peacock Alley is the name Mae Murray Here in All Talking Version of "Pea BRAIN ATTACK PROVES FATAL FOR GEORGE R. BOURQUIN OF BUTTE Butte, March 24.—George R. Bourquin, 37, former county attor of Silver Bow county and for district judge and nominee for attorney general of Montana, died at a hospital here yesterday. He had been lingering between life and death since he was strick en while playing handball several weeks ago. He suffered from a blood clot on the brain. Death only after everything pos sible had been done to save life. ney mer came his Notified of his son's illness while holding a session of court at Seattle, Federal Judge George Bourquin rushed to Butte, arriving here last March 6, and remained at the bedside of his son most of On his arrival in Butte, the time, the federal judge wired Dr. How ard C. Neffziger, California brain specialist, who made the trip to Butte by airplane and performed an operation in an effort to save the prominent Montana jurist's life Judge Bourquin had shown but slight improvement since the oper ation and suffered a relapse this morning. In his early life, Bourqum was outstanding in athletics and dur ing the war entered the marine is known the magnificent promenade in the fashionable Park-Plaza hotel. _ The hotel man-1 ^ agement has received many com-1 plaints from men guests of being accosted in peacock alleys by worn who try °, ^ e .J e Tbi * J clubs or speak easies. Th s P threatenedtorumthereputa of the hostelr y e ^ c d t .^ e w ^ e . . When Claire Tree, innocent of j espionage of peacock alley, steps into the hotel and yoeetfj Clayton Saville in the playful mo-od of pretending to pick him she is watched by the detec tive, who sees her apparently an gle an invitation to supper and then— _ engage a new depends upon his ability to stop it. Only Four Pages This Week Owing to the fact that the mechanical force of the Pro ducers News is getting out an Almanac for tbe Farmers Un ion of War« County, North Dakota, we are obliged to con fine the size of the paper to four pages this week. Next week it will appear in the us ual size. ■*ment for a limited number 1 of citizens in both states. i Within the next few years it is hoped that the en tire Northwest territory composed of the states of j N o r t h Dakota, Montana, Minnesota! an J Wisconsin . 1 1 . n y' eS< V a ' wlscoI * sl "' j will be thoroughly serviced by Farmers Union bulk oil stations | At the present time there are 21 'stations under operation in North Dakota and nine in Montana, lo j cated in the following towns. Mi not, Williston, Sanish, Van Hook, Plaza, Ryder, Souris, Watford City Langdon, Rugby, Tolna, Epping, ^ Powers Lake, Lisbon, LaMoure, Bowman, New England, Valley i City, Dickinson, Jamestown and Carrington, North Dakota; and Froid, Sidney Glendive Richey. Pe ® rl ®fv Ii , ch ^. r,d ' G > ' ^ Chinook, Montana. There aie an *1® 11 stations under process of ? r ^mzation in the fo lowing cities « N « rth Dakota: Buelah, Garrison an Westhope Bismarck, Sterling. For Ä Jo ^ station^ being orgarn.ed Union Petroleum Assn, has al by rea ^ y i a ju plans for others to be inaugurated i n Minnesota and Wis eonR j T1 Frequent inquiries have een received from farmers in both of thoge gtates relat i ve to gucb a p r0 g ra m. Oo-operative Buying The principal advantage enjoyed b tbe pa t ro ns of Farmers Union ^ oiJ p gtati()lis ig ^ abüity to buy quality petroleum products at a saving by reason of the bargain ing power gained through united .land co-operative buying. Although nQt comm0 nly known, it is esti mate< j that of several thousand brandg o; f 0 j| on the market today, uged for general lubricating urposes> there are only about six distinct qualities among them. The consumerg opinion of the quality of &n oi j ig g enera ily dependent up on the impression made upon his mind by the advertising mediums employed. A low grade oil may be well advertised that the aver will consider it super so age person ior to a higher grade oil. Through the checkoff system in use in Farmers Union bulk oil sta tions the dues of a member of the union are deducted from the patronage dividend which is paid to him whenever dividends are de clared by the board of directors of the station which he patronizes. (Continued on lAUrt Page) corps, in which he became an avi ator. At the age of 27 he was county attorney of Silver Bow and at the age of 31 was a district judge. Two years ago he was a Democratic nominee for attorney general. Surviving are two daughter, 6, and a son, 4; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Bourquin, and two brothers, Marion M. Bourquin of San Francisco and J. Justin Bour quin of Butte. children, a his Former Lutheran Pastor To Visit Plentywood , Among the outside ministers ex pected to attend the Home Mission and Pastoral Conference to be held at the Lutheran church in Plenty wood, April 1-2-S, will be Rev. S. J. Fretheim of Scarville, la. Rev. Fretheim was formerly pastor of the local parish for nine years, having established the church at Plentywood, as well as churches at . Archer, Outlook, Dooley, Ray mond and Plaxville. Missoula—Montana has $3,177, 427 in Federal funds available for use on highways of this state.