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American Delegates Go
to Wheat Conference
In London Eng., May 19
FP— Formal an
nounceinent was made May i by
the state department that the
United States had accepted the in
vitation of he Canadian govern
ment for a conference to begin on
May 19 in London. American del
egates will be Sam R. McKelvie of
the Federal Farm Board and Nils
Andres Olsen, chief of the Bureau
of Agricultural Economics of the
department of agriculture.
This London conference grows
out of the abortive meeting at
Rome in March, where resolutions
were adopted declaring that the
present low price of wheat, due to
surpluses^ was a serious factor in
the world economic depression, and
declaring for a new conference to
which the United States should be
invited. Other wheat exporting
countries represented will be Ar
gentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Can
ada, Hungary, India. Poland, the
Soviet Union, Rumania and Yugo
One Factory Makes One
Million Cigars in a Day
Charleston, S. C. — FP — The
American Cigar Co., which recent
ly abolished many factories in oth
er states and centered activities at
Charleston in what is called the
largest cigar factory under
roof in the world, is turning out
as many cigars in this one factory
as formerly were produced in 30
The Charleston factory is said
to be capable of turning out one
million cigars a day. At the
- ,
only four days a week and keeping
V. ■ 1 ahead of orders. The new ma
chines, say the employees, do the j
work of several hundred girls. The !
girls are not organized and are
forced to work at breakneck speed
and any employee reporting sick is,
, , , , i ,,
Hnrirp. innif w ni .' '5.
AW»r^cacrofa«. 11 f +vT R mj- ' 1
' s ary oi tne uunarng ;
liuUnl I Id
Whenever you have some nagging
ache or pain, take some tablets of
Bayer Aspirin. Relief is immediatel
ent time this company is operating
Bal timor
have promised criminal prosecu
tion of any contractors on city
FP— City officials
Trades Council that one man
found paid $17 a week less than
the rate named in the specifica
tions on a city job.
There'» scarcely ever an ache or
pain that Bayer Aspirin won't relieve
•-and never a time when you cant
take k.
The tablets with the Bayer cross
are always safe. They don't depress
the heart, or otherwise harm you.
Use them just as often as they can
g you any pain or discomfort
be sure to buy the genuine,
line the package. Beware of
Aspirin is the trade-mark of Bayer
manufacture of monoacetkaddester
ti salicyUcadd.
STB, sab, boss and TKBOAT
B.A., M.B., M.D.
SFBCZALZST In diseases of the
Ilf fAwGlt Bldg.
Pfconc 119
Practice in all Coart«
Plentywood Montana
Johnsoa THE Abstractnan
Only the Best Abstract* of Title
Plentywood, Montana
Day * Night Service
Being a Resume of the Allusions, Illusions and Delusions
of the Twenty-Second Legislative Assembly.
By A Party to the Transactions
are ot.sumcien, va*e to the pub
hc J°r^ r*
High rollers, steam rollers, log|
rollers—it takes all sorts of people
to make a world. The same ap
plies to a legislative assembly.
Some afraid of the oars — others
throwing rocks at the engineer.
P*e st , eam rohear travels down the
turnpike—some "son of a wild
jackass'' heaves a monkey wrench
—nothing happens; another mon
key wrench—still it travels—Crash
Bills, Bills, Bills, 452 House
Bills — 130 Senate Bills. All told
582. Memorials, Joint Memorials,
Resolutions, Joint Resolutions,
Concurrent Resolutions. "Noble
Six Hundred." All in the space,of
60 days. Henry Ford had nothing
cn the twenty-second assembly
when it came to mass production.
Big Bills, Little BHIs, Good Bills,
Bad Bills, Long Bills, Short Bills,
Bills, wise; Bills, otherwise. The
Assembly labored to do its daily
dozen, but only succeeded in doing
Its daily ten. „Thereby doing the
public a favor, or two favors, per
day going the Boy Scouts one bet
„..Asking for wheat—getting a
straw stack. Threshing six hun
dred acre« to the kemal—those
were the approximate result« of
the sixty days of labor, for not
more than a score of bills passed
,lay—floor leaders urge members
to "speed up legislation" otherwise
« we will reach the end of the six
j tieth day without having complet
! ed our work"—repairs to the
^team poller—it moves on again, it
p asS es over some of the "reds,"
Evidently they are India-rubber
men. After being flattened out by
the steam orller they refuse to re
main flattened but assume their
upright position and reach for
more wrenches. As long as the
su P pi >' " f " renches holds out the
progressives have a chance to
1 block reactionary legislation, the
; sc j e resu i{ 0 f t k e : r efforts,
Handsome Dan — the "Four
Horsemen"—corporation executives
—corporation lawyers—corporation
Lobbyists, masculine —lobbyists,
feminine—lobby ists, neuter_ oth
er insects.
Committee mollet. - public
tory, *,w. »Uh the Ruso.an doc-;
r îï ,e "n? S '
nreo, Toll 'cm all." Three million
^ a, " 8 " ' , '''. . " al1 -
"save a million, allocate two mil
lions ' amend allocation., bill,
more for normals, more mor the
eleomosynary. institutions,., more
for the university, more for the
school of mines, more for every
1 thing, bedlam, a pause to examine
^ the amendments, five million alio
j $126,861,795.00.
(Continued from Front Page)
At times this
; grows even faster than the Nor
thern Pacific bank balance.
Wherever the most men are out
of work, the most farmers are sur
rendering their homes for taxes,
the longest bread lines, one usual
ly finds the largest railroad sur
pluses. Some reports announce
that two hundred thousand unem
ployed are being fed by the city
of Los Angeles. Perhaps this is
over estimated. Returning visitors
say though that there are one
hundred twenty-five thousand un
employed indigents there. Califor
i nia is a land of natural wealth al
most equal to that of Montana.
Her people are energetic, machine
users, thrifty, educated. What hap
pened to all the money they made
for ten years? Why are so many
there hungry and in rags? In five
years the surplus of the Southern
Pacific Railway has grown from
$358,914,179.00 to 451,337,870.00 on
January 1, 1930.
Union Pacific Railway bleeds a
country rich in resource and hauls
on its freight trains tens of thous
ands of free passengers in warm
surplus was $264,485,069.00.
The recent Federal Doles of
thirty million dollars, went largely
into the drouth region bled by At
chison Topeka & Santa Fe. In
spite of paying yearly dividends of
ten per cent, this railroad on aJn
uary 1, 1931, had a surplus of
Incident to the misery and squal
or appearing in the East and New
England, appears a surplus of
Pennsylvania railroad, January 1,
1931, $236,042,388.00. New York
Central, January 1, 1931, $286,783,
926.00 (after paying for years 8%
The Coal Fields of Pennsylvania
present to our civilization the
squalor of the hungry savages of
Terra del Fuego. So a little local
line there, Delaware & Lackawa
na, had a surplus on January 1,
1931 of $68,952,421.00.
There are other noteworthy sur
pluses. In Butte the county gov
ernment is in despair as to how to
feed the widows and children of
men killed in the mines. (Slogan
of ten year? ago; 'The Industries
Should take care of the Cripples'.)
Taxes of surface property are go
ing delinquent. Merchants are In
trouble. The surplus of the Ana
conda Copper Mining Company on
January 1, 1930 was $112,033,553
American Telephone and Tele
graph Company had a surplus on
January 1, 1931 of $701,168,004.00.
It owns our Montana system. Our
rates were raised fifty per cent 14
years ago.
Czeko-Slovak writer produced a
On January 1, 1930, its
Soon after the Great War
• .
cated already too much, only three
million to -allocate, pandemonium,
re-refer the bill to the allocations
committee .Back again: two and a
quarter millions allocated. O, well
we can fight over the rest next
sessK)n *
....Natural gas tax, infant industry,
wait a couple of years, hycfao-elec
trie tax, another infant industry.
if you don't believe it listen t» it
bawl, if it's an infant it wears No.
12 shoes, maybe it does but listen
to it bawl, communistic legislation
kill.. itV- damn., the., communists.
where is the revenue to come
from? Yeah but don't penalize an
industry that puts fifteen or twen
ty millions in circulation in the
state, that doesn't sound like an in
fan t industry, yeah but, listen to
it bawl.
Income tax it*s going to pass,
curfew ^
W,w bufSl %«£ aJTw
y » . Hurrah we beat it
J® 1 « 1 lt - igjJJJJJ t pity
& ™ *tSwrraS
banker vive
nrotectkm. amendments,
. .. p f e i onv f or anvbodv to
anything, anywhere, about■
* , * anytime fine 'em for
. .j. , v them selves
* . . .
. ,se employees salaries, c ul
salaries, abolish salaries, lay
^ew ^
°" some employees, hire some em
ployees» lay em all off. Keduce
the membership of the "°use two ;
members, reduce it ten members, |
make it forty members, reduce the
senate as well as the house, abol
ish both houses.
Only allow taxpayers to vote on
bond issues, no make it freehold- ;
ers, don't let anybody but free
( holders vote on anything, don't let
anybody vote on anything.
Make school teachers take the
oath of allegiance, danmn the rad
icak, the little red seboolhouse,
; yeah, and the little red school
teacher, teach 'em to love the gov
eminent, MAKE 'em love it damn
; ' em »
Keep the damn communists off
the ballot, yeah, keep the socialists
off ta», might as well kick the
democrats off likewise, yeah, kick
em all off. abolish the ballot.
Change the corporation laws, en
have too m a „ y already
: y d , aya , K a' 0nly ten i ays
more, only five days more, how
Ö . .I' WC s'TT .Ï 0h :
about three hundred thousand
more than the income! Let's find
out. Fifty eight days, how much
have we .appropriated? How much
have we appropriated? S-n-h-h.
Sixty days, stop the clock, sixty
three days, hurrah! The last bill
signed. Let's go home!
drama in which figured a raechani
cal man named Robot by the play
wright. There were many stunts
that this Frankenstein creation
could do. The idea spread and the
name took. It has become a word
of our language. But nobody, in
trigued at first with the chic fant
asy, dreamed that robots could be
come governors of states, sit in
senates, fill boards of tax equaliza
tion, preside over commissions to
fix the rates of public utilities, be
bank examiners, decide cases of in
jured workmen against their mast
ers, until it has come about in
There are many now who think
that a robot could be president of
the United States. At least one
could sign a tariff bill, high enuf
to drive our wheat, meats, lumber,
steel, automobiles, leather out of
the markets of every other coun
try that used to trade with us.
Robots vote; in fact the majority
at our last two elections were tem
porarily robots, and voted for
chronic robots to fill the state of
i of seven hundred million dollars,
the Montana Power Company on
an investment of fourtee million
dollars has grown, by unfair colls,
to two hundred million dollars,
that the Great Northern with one
fourth of its mileage in Montana
had a surplus of one hundred
twentv-six million dollars, that the
Northern Pacific with one fourth
of its mileage in Montana has a
surplus of one hundred ninety
Robots issue public bonds, in
stead of increasing taxes on those
able to pay so as to pay às the
work goes forward.
Robots can dance, play cards,
get drunk, travel around, if the
corporation lobbyists supply the
music, whiskey or passes.
For sixty days our robots sat in
the legislature. They discussed the
bankruptcy of the government of
this commonwealth (?) ; a com
mittee announced that (after pass
ing through eight prosperous years
under a governor who boasted he
could get the state out of debt)
the debts of the state (excluding
municipal, school district and coun
ty debentures) had reached twelve
million dollars. Another commit
tee gave a loose estimate that by
June 1, 1931, taxes in the state a
mounting to ten million dollars
would be delinquent on farm and
urban property.
Robots do not vet see. They
seem to act as well in darkness as
in daylight The few men and wo
men in the legislature could have
seen if the governor had mention
ed it that for the purpose of pay
ing rapidly the state's honest debts
the railroads, power company, tel
ephone company were assessed on
only forty per cent of what the
board of equalization said was the
true value o ftheir property and
that this could be raised to ninety
per cent under the constitution.
The Governor could at least have
tried to keep his election pledges
about getting the state out of debt
by first informing himself and
then the legislature, that the Bell
Telephone system was charging us
unreasonable rates, with a surplus
three million dollars. These con
could and should pay enough ;
extra taxes in three years to pay
all the debts of Montana. The state
is their milk oow. They should
feed her well.
The Governor is now after the
adjournment, telling the people
that a two per cent power tax
would be advisable. The Governor
1S , a .P h °p' ogr p aP p itself It
* the p o- r Company •
sees the handwriting on the wal
of Belshasars Hall where feast
the revelers on the moneys cozen
ed from the unorganized many;
The master at the pus u o s
that wntrol our state government
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Three Rivers, N. M., May 4.—A.
Fall looked to President Hoover
^ay tor a pardon as his only av
' enue of Escape from a sentence of
: a y ear 111 jail and $100,000 fine
on conviction of accepting a bribe
from E. L. Doheny, oil man.
e secretary of the in
tenor announced he would not a
ga j n apea i sentence by a dis
triet of Columbia court in which
be wag f ound guilty on charges
grow j n g. ou t 0 f leasing of naval
Q jj reservegL |
Fall told reporters, "I am wiring j
my attorney not to proceed further
in the matter of my appeal to the
supreme court but to leave any !
further proceedings in the hands of
my friends, ro be handled by them
as they have been doing, directly
with the president. I am stating
to Mr. Hogan that in the event of
remote contingency of a reversal
of my case, 1 covld not undergo
the strain of another trial without
very probable fatal results."
Petitions have been circulated by
friends in New Mexico and else
as " n S r TT a Presidential par- r
aon lor fhe Harding cabinet cffi-'
ce l!- . .
ra " r h t J' r£' S
hls attitade toward a presidential ,
P aydon was lar * e 'y passive, I
"I am an old man," ho said. "I
am not gnUty of the crime of
which I was accused I have fought
until I am worn out, and consider
ations for my family impel me to
carry the fight no further."
He said he had no money with
j which to pay the fine and explain
ed he had lost ownership of the
ranch on which he lives, when a
mortgage was foreclosed several
! years
Washington—FP— Argument in
the appeal of the department of
justice granting American citizen
ship to Dr. Douglas Clyde Macin
tosch, a Canadian who is a pro
fessor at Yale university, becaupse
he refuses to make a blanket prom
ise to bear arms for .the United
States in any and all future wars,
; was heard April 27 by the supreme
| court. John W. Davis, democratic
presidential nominee in 1924, de
fended Macintosch, while Solicitor
General Thatcher pleaded on behalf
of the department that no one who
permits himself to be guided by
his own conscience in these matters
is fit material for citizenship. The
record shows that Dr. Macintosch
served in the world war with the
Canadian and American forces,
But in the federal district court
in Connecticut where
was ques
tioned as to his beliefs he held
that his first alleeriance must be to
the will of oGd" which would de
cide for him whether a war were
morally justified.
Should aliens asking citizen
ship be permitted to say when
they will perform the obligations
of citizenship,?" Thatcher asked.
Should they be permitted to set
up their own conscience to de
termine when the cause is mor
ally right?"
Davis argued that religious ob
jectors were recognized by
gress and by all the states, to have
the right to escape combatant mil
itary service,
God knows," he said, "that
what we want in this country is
not more men who will agree
with everything a majority does,
not more citizens who will sur
render their own views, but more
men who will take the ground
that their allegiance to God is
higher than their allegiance to
any earthly power.
The court then heard the case of
Marie Averill Bland, a former Ca
nadian nurse, now a resident of
New York City. Her counsel was
Emily Marx, a Quaker, of New
York. In both cases the district
court refused to grant citizenship
and the appellate court reversed
the decision. The government then
appealed to the supreme court.
American Legion Meeting
at Glasgow on May 11th
Glasgow, May 6.—Monday, May
11 has been set for the regular
spring meeting of District Number
one, Montana department of the
American Legion and Auxiliary
be held at Glasgow. A program
of golf, music, cards, dancing and
business meeting has been arrang
ed for the day. The state officers
of the Legion and Auxiliary will
be in attendance.
Berlin—FP—Adolf Hitler, lead
er of the German National So
cialist ^_«Nazi"—group, does not
intend t0 make himself into
other MuS golini. Instead, he is
preparing the way for a re-entry
016 I ^ ei 5 hs . ta K of his memr
bers who left it so unccremoni
0Usly weeks ago, and may
w his eye on a cabinet t Qr
two ^ the price of ^ ir return .
The fascists are set tling
down quietly to parliamentary
procedure , thereby adhering to
the P° licy of . strict le Kality an
nounced by Hitler himself just
•*** the electio " s '
A group of bitter-enders, led
by Capt. Walter Stennes, resist
ed the new turn of the Nazi pol
icy 2111(1 were P ro ™P tl Y rea d out
°f the party. Stennes complained
that aam * °* the direc t-actionists
in the Nazi group were going
over 1116 communists.
Meanwihle a dictatorship of
things-as-they-are, with civil lib
erties virtually suspended thru
ut Germany, has been declared
b >' «» Ccrtrist »«"I« Bruening.
Public meetings of all kinds have
ki r-, ■■ nr- .
New El® ctirc Refrigerator
Matrhea all Color Scliem«*
Matches all Color bcheme«
. -—
Synthetic daylight, said to be an
exact reproduction of Old Sol's
best effort, has been perfected by
lighting experts so that the por
celain sides of the electrict refrig
erator will be as perfectly matched
menace has faded
as the finest set of dishes.
By blending clear and colored in
candescent lights the experts have
created a daylight department in
the mile long Frigidaire factory
here, which is illuminated with the
best quality of daylight regardless
of the weather. Constant daylight
was necessitated when Frigidaire
announced that in the future these
electrict refrigerators would be
finished in snow white porcelain
on-steel. This gleaming finish is is
said, will blend with any kitchen
color scheme.
Three coats of porcelain are
baked onto the steel sides of the
new Frigidaires at a heat of 1600
degrees Fahrenheit. When the last
coat is fused into the steel panels
the panels pass along, a production
jine beneath the artificial daylight. |
There trained eyes match the pan- !
els. Any departure from the snowy
color is quickly detected and the
ahlc. The scraping of ..ans and
dishes across the flat service shelf
top will not mar it. d-rt and ever,
ink and craven marks can be eras
ed with a few stroke«; of a damn
cloth. Like the mechanical unit of
these refrigerators, the finish i°
truaranteed for three years. The in
terior is fust as white and sani
tary. and in addition is acid resist
ing. immune to the strongest fruit
luiccs. Its rounded comers make
it easy to clean as a chma dish.
South St Paul, May 6.—A slow
and no better tha nsteady mraket
ruled in the cattle division Tues
day. Ordinary quality marked the
crop of steers and yearlings which
made up the big end of the day's
run, the bulk selling at $6.26 to
$7.50, some few more desirable of
ferings being held around 7.75
late. The stock sold without much
change, beef oows centering large
ly at $4 to $5, heifers $6.50 to
6.50, cutters 3.25 to 3.75, Bulls
ruled slow, bulk centering at 3.50
to 3.76, vealers continuing on a
steady basis with better grades at
$7 to $9.50.
Some slight strength marked the
general hog market as compared
with Monday's sharply lower close.
Better 140 to 225 pound hogs sold
at $6.60 to 6.86, the latter being
the day's top.
A strong undertone ruled for
lambs, good to choice clipped of
ferings selling at $8.26, wooled
lambs $8.60 to $8.75. Ewes were
unchanged, wooled kinds selling at
$2.50 down*
A slow and barely steady outlet
featured the market on feeders and
stockers, the ordinary run of thin
offerings cleared at $6.60 to $6.50,
common kinds to $6 and below.
Stock pigs were unchanged, most
sales being noted at $7.60.
Washington —FP— Four days
of bitter conflict in hearings be
fore an examiner of the federal
radio commission as to whether
the wave length of WEVD, the
Debs memorial broadcasting sta
tion in New York, should be
handed over by the commission to
a commercial station, WFOX,
culminated in a dispute that
verged on fisticu, the antagon
ists being Atty. Caldwell for
WEVD and Atty Leahy for WF
Leahy brot nearl y 60 witnesses
to show that WFOX would use
this wave length to better advan
tage from the stan dpoint of the
public, than would WEVD with
its socialist programs. Manag er
Gerber and Caldwell for WEVD
fough every inch of the way,
knowing that if once the Socialist
station were shut off the air it
would never be allowed back a
gain under a republican regime,
dne to prejudice in the commis
sion against radicalism of any de
„ , mutvi
ComS°nV"lS^!i^«PP»c*«on fir"*B.
natural gas franchise for this dty.
Washington — FP — Prosperity
will never be restored by spreading
work among more people without
increasing §ie total expenditures
for labo * Senator Couzens declar
ed in a g greS sive tone in an open
letter t0 p^sider.t Butterworth of
the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States, on the eve of its
convention at Atlantic City. Oouz
ens had challenged the chamber
to solve the business depression,
and had been refused an opportun
ity to make a speech to its dele
gates. He therefore wrote Butter
worth this letter, taking as his
text a speech .by Julius Bames,
chief spokesman'of the Chamber's
reactionary economic ideas,
Barnes had said that since the
number of employed persons had
fallen from 45 million to 40 million
and the wages from 50 million del
lars a day to 40 million dollars a
day, the thing to do would ha to
spread this 46 million dollars over
scheme did not, in fact, put upon
the 40 million employed workers
the entire burden of caring for the
milllon ^employed, when the
employed ^ rkers need ed every
penny of their full-time wages to
maintain themselves and their de
He asked whether the Chamber
proposes that, as the productivity
of the individual worker incerases,
the worker is to be given less of
his product, or more. He suggested
that a reduction in earnings means
less purchasing power for
worker, and hence deepens the de
Couzens submitted to Butter
worth, as one remedy, the reserve
fund plan agreed upon between the
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of
America and the Associated Cloth
j ng Manufacturers. He urged that
steel manufacturers, automobile
manufacturers and others might
"arrange to pool reserves under
proper conditions for the purpose
0 f stabilizing the incomes of their
workers. These funds could be
pi^d in trust to assure the work
ers aga j n st unemployment."
What Couzens probably does not
ye ^ know is that private agree
men t s 0 f this kind have not pro
duced sufficient funds to maintain
any j arge number of workers thru
20 months of hard times.
Although the number
of farms under operation in Mon
tana shrunk 10,384 between 1920
and 1930, the latter year found far
more land in operated farms, ac
cording to a state summary issued
by the director of the census.
As analyzed by the state division
of publicity, the summary shows
that in 1920 there were 57,677
farms with a total acreage of 35,
070,656, while in 1930 the number
of farms had dropped to 47,493 but
the acreage had swelled to 44,122,
285, an increase of 8,051,629 actes.
The average farm size ha<! increas
ed from 608.1 acres in 1920 to 929
acres in 1930.
All of the drop in farm numbers
occurred during the deflation peri
od of 1920 to 1925. the number of
Montana farms shown by the 1925
special farm census having been
46,964, and the 1930 census show?
a gain in the ensuing five years of
only 539 faring.
The census summary also shows
for 1930 increased numbers of
small farm tracts of less than 100
to 500 acres each. Farms within
this latter range dropped from 35,
723 in 1920 to 19.478 in 1930. Con
solidation of small farms into larg
er operating units, resulting fro™
changing conditions in the agncul
tural industry, seems bo have ab
sorbed many of these medium siz
ed farms, the 1930 census showing
22.765 farms of 500 or more acres,
compared with 17.604 in 1920.
Strike for Cheaper Bread
—Union Shop Condition«
Cleveland—FP—Striking for
reduction in the price of bread
and for enforcement of their con
tract calling for a union shop,
Jewish bakers in Cleveland are
picketing east side shops so ef
fectively that the Jewish Master
Bakers Assn., has applied for 15
injunctions. The employers cite
their obvious loss of business due
to the strike as grounds for per
petual injunctions.
Business Agent Charles Miller
has been assaulted by gangsters
who fired three shots as he ran
for his house after being black
jacked. The strikers are members
of the Bakery & Confectionery
Workers union, A. P. of L.
(Continued from Birst Pass)
in favor" idea, discouraged the op
position who stayed away tfom
the polls by the thousands, think
ing it futile to take the trouble to
cast their votes.
In view of the above facts the
votes cast against the referendum
remarkable, and a great credit
to those who opposed the measure.
The opposition to the bond issue
was led by the Producers News;
the Gallatin County Journal, Unc
le Sam Hampton editor; the Butte
Labor Bulletin, the Western News
at Hamilton, and a little paper ov
er at Hoagland, and by Attorney
Jess Stevens of Great Falls, Sen.
Kane, Sen. Burr. Sen. Donovan,
Uncle Sam Hampton, Charles 0.
Taylor, Gov. McCormack, the of
ficials of the Montana Farmers
Union and the Farm Bureau, Sen.
fir"*B. C. White, James Greham «ee
utive secretary of the state feder
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look and Oomertown cast almost
solid votes against the measure.
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for the measure bv a majority of
four. Dootey also £ave a ma
jority for th edebenture but only
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got out nearly every voter but
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ing the measure did not bother
with eoing to the polls, feeling
that the fight was useless. About
half of the Plentywood votes were
Westby 1
Westby 2
Westby, 3
McElroy, 4
Comertown, 5
Dooley, 6
Raymond, 7
Outlook, 10
Outlook, 8
Outlook, 9
Dalevicw 11
Redstone, 12
Archer, 13
P'wood, outlying
Plentywood, 15
Plentywood, 16
McNulty, 17
Coal ridge, 18
Antelope, 19
Welliver, 20
Ashdale, 21
Reserve. 22
Dagmar, 23
Mod. Lake, 24
Med. Lake. 25
M. Lake, outlying 35
Homestead, 27
Quitmeyer, 28
3 •
697 1037 3321
OP AUGUST 24, 1912, OF THE
Producers News published weekly
at Plentywood, Montana for April
State of Montana )
County of Sheridan )
Before me, a Notary Public, in
and for the State and county a
foresaid, personally appeared Hans
Rasmussen, who, having been duly i
sworn according to law, deposes ;
and says that he is the Business
Manager of the Producers New r s
and that the following is, to the
best of his knowledge and belief, a
true statement of the ownership,
management, etc., of the aforesaid
publication for the date shown in
the above caption, required by the
Act of August 24, 1912, embodied
in Section 411, Postal Laws and
Regulations, printed on the reverse
of this form, to-wit;
1. Thaf the names and addresses
of the publisher, editor, managing
editor, and business managers are:
Publisher; The Peoples Publish
ing Company, Plentywood. Mont.
Editor: Charles E. Taylor, Plen
tywood, Montana.
Business Manager, Hans Ras
mussen, Plentywood, Montana.
2. That the owner is; (If owned
by a corporation, its name and ad
dress must be stated and also im
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mediately thereunder the name*
and addresses of stockholders own
ing or holding one per cent or
more of total amount of stock. If
not owned a corporation, the
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' xt ® ad "
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be given.)
The Peoples Publishing Company
Plentywood, Montana. Wm. Hass,
Outlook, Mont., O. M. Lutness,
Elroy, Mont., Jens Gronvold, Plen
ty wood, Mont., Ollie Worley, Ox
ford, Neb., Ira Worley, Oxford,
Nebraska; Rodney Salisbury, Plen
tywood, Mont., P. J. Wallace,
Butte, Montana, Charles E, Taylor,
Plentywood, Montana. !
3. That the known bondholders,
mortgagees, and other security
holders owning or holding 1 per
.cent or more of total amount of
i bonds, mortgags, or other securi- •
ties are: (If there are
Howard M. Lewis, Plentywood^
Mont., John Lindbloom, Raymond,
Mont., Selm er Espeland, McElroy,
j Montana
4. That the two paragraphs next
above, giving the names of the
? W ?\ ers ' stockholders, and security
I ^ any, contain not only
j îf 16 stockholders and secur
holders as they appear upon
1. e books of the company but also,
in oa® 68 ^here the stockholder or
® e cunty holder appears upon the
boo P of company as trustee
111 ^her fiduciary relation,
r,a î ne of the person or corpor
atl< ? n tor whom such trustee is
in ^' 18 * a ^ so that the said
tw< ? Paragraphs contain statements
affiant s full knowledge
and oouef as to the circumstances
an " 1 condl t»ns under which stodc
homers and security holders who
d ® no ^ appear upon the books of
tbe company as trustees, hold
atod* and seranties in a capacity
°ther than that of a bona fide
owner '> and this affiant ha» no
reason to believe that any other
person, association, or corporation
bas any interest direct or indirect
in the said stock, bonds, or oth«r
securities than as so stated by ton.
Business Manager.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 27th day of April 1931.
Arthur C. Erickson,
My commission Expires
Dec. 13, 1931
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