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Xll, Number 52.
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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 ^
, naval conference
TV ^".heie it started, we
; b*rk t0 . wH X newspapers,
. told by.
. ; t doing
hack to
expected u
normalcy. " e
before the peace
the delegates
Ur we
td that
X carried out on
* Site's dagger o
: ".i of the other. à
^'Ljce it is not a mean
rffor another world war.
launched by His
City and
As a
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
Squirrel Food
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
scourge in the way
£% 1SÄ d All
harm that can be done has
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.
f *ild horse,
. ^ks new
having bust
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
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
'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
Drys Open Guns on American Temperance League Program

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
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 committee will go into
ecutive session tomorrow for
consideration of legislation
out the enforcement recom
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
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
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
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
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 £•£
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
Scattergood, on the stand just
beforé Wheeler, declared he had
- are
mit or
no interest in either bidder for the
power sites and asserted his only
interest was in protecting the In
Neither of the bidders, he said,
had offered enough revenue to the
Indians from the proposed power
Wheeler charged that the^ Com
mission and the
determiebd to issue the per
license to the Flathead
sites to the Rocky Mountain Pow
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
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
-— -
1 "The politician withdrew hie suit.
Farmers Union Local to
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
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.
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Jury Finds "Nig" Collins Guilty
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.
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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.
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March 27.—Soviet ofti
Il 1 M 1 I
cSäSÄre?' oi ^
dais today claimed that
would ©qua! American capital in
vestment and triple American pro
duction by 1940.
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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
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
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
! 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
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
- , j • j *
January 11 was changed in date
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.
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Hogs Show Further Loss Inder
Pressure. Lambs In Light Sup
ply and Steady. Pigs Remain
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
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.
Human Persistence and
Courage Overcomes
Huge Wolfs Endurance
Mont.—Human persist
overcome a
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
ȀtS will
son especially Miss Murray's
personality and talents.
Peacock Alley is the name
Mae Murray Here in All
Talking Version of "Pea
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
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
Judge Bourquin had shown but
slight improvement since the oper
ation and suffered a relapse this
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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