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Volume XIV-Number 12
Official Papier of the City of Plentywood
Sub. Rates:
Foreign, $3.76
In U. S. $3.00
Per year
Per year
Entered as second Class Matter, October 18. 1812, at the Poet
office at Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March 3, 1871
Mother Nature Proficiently Supervising Wheat Acreage Reduction
drouth and high winds bring
Wheat Loss from Aridity, Winds and Cut Worms Com
plete-Rains Cannot Now Redeem Crop—Poor Crops
in Central and Western Part of Treasure State.
St. Paul.—Some areas in the
wheat districts
northwest spring
will produce excellent yields this
year, while there will be marked
failures in other territories, if
present crop prospects materialize
at threshing time, the Farmers
Union Terminal Association week
ly crop report says.
"Conditions of crop generally in
North Dakota on June 1 were the I
porest ever reported on that date!
at 67% for spring wheat, the re- !
cent government report says," the
renew reads. "However, there
have been moderate to heavy rains j
throughout most of the grain ter
ritory of the northwest since the
first of June.
"The crop situation has improv
ed materially in the past two
weeks. The outlook in Minnesota
is almost ideal as far as small
grains are concerned and com is
getting a good start. In the Red
River Valley of western Minnesota
and eastern North Dakota the pres
ent crop outlook is almost perfect,
Grand Forks, Crookstn, Buxton,
Reymolds and Mayville report fine
prospects. There have been sever
al good showers and moisture re
serves in this district are suffi
dent to carry grains along for
some little time.
"Heavy rains
Ransom, LaMoure and other south
easier,i counties of North Dakota.
There have been fair rains around
Kathryn, Jamestown, Casselton,
Forman, Kulm, Hope and other
(territories extending over most of
the eastern half of the state. The
crops are reported to be doing nice
ly around Kamak.
The situation, however, grows
steadily worse as one studies con
ditions in the western part of
have fallen in
North Dakota, particularly in the
northwestern quarter of the state.
"While there have been some
light rains around Williston and
Minot, the cindition has registered
very slight improvement and even
with favorable weather from now
until harvest, it is doubtful if
there could be more than a 50 to
60 per cent of normal yield. There
must be adequate rainfall within
a week if the crops are going to
amount to much of anything.
! "The situation also remains very
j depressing in northeastern and
parts of east central Montana,
I where drouth has damaged all
I grains. In western Dakota and
I eastern Montana there have been
I yen- heavy losses from soil blow
| r ^ ie conditions around San
I Stanley, Plaza and Van Hook,
(Continued on l'âge Four)
®y a 2 to 1 Majority in Big Meet
ing Called by Taxpayers Assoc
iation at Froid Last Saturday.
I At Froid, Saturday night, June
I 13th, at a big mass convention call
I by the Roosevelt County Tax
I Payers Association, voters endors
I W. C. Adams for County Com
I missioner to succeed John Harbo,
I ^signed.
I Upon the resignation of Mr.
as county commissioner
I «»osevelt county the usual interest
IB Pointed to fill the unexpired term.
I develped as to who should be ap
I II k cas e 0 f resignation of a county
■ finmissioner the judge of the dis
SI [ rict cou rt appoints a successor to 1
bold offie until the first of Janu- j
after the next ensuing general
section, when a commissioner is
dectied to fill the remainder of
unexpired term. In this case,
However, Harbo's term expires on
January 1, 1933.
Upon the resignation of Harbo
toe Roosevelt county Taxpayers
A ssçiation took the lead in pro
»»ting the candidacy of an ap
Ptontee. In this the association
collaborated with the Roosevelt
county Farmers Union.
meeting of taxpayers in Har
00 s district occurred at Enterprise
Jcbool house comprising the voters
i Enterprise precinct, in the middle
1 last week.
Two or three names
. proposed and W. C. Adams
Reived the endorsement. The
«payers Association then called
Jt^ing for the entire district
13 Saturday evening, June
^•announcing that the Taxpayers
_ Relation would endorse and
b* fv mend candidate selected
of th a I- ?e , num Ucr of the voters
ers I d assembled, only vot
PùttoÀ ? arbo ' s .district being per
^ to participate, and in one
Crosby, June 15.—Judge George
H. Moellring has ordered the regu
lar June term of district court for
Divide county to reconvene Mon
day, June 22 when he expects to
arrive in Crosby at which time
pending court actions will be set
for trial. Judge Crimson, who is
expected to sit in a number of
cases will be here the last of the
The trial of James F. Bannon
on a murder charge in connection
with the death of members of the 1
Haven family in McKenzie county
that was transferred to Divide
county for trial will be the first
case on the calendar of the contin
ued term of district court,
Fifty three subpoenas have been
issued to witnesses for the state,
' The witnesses will come to Crosby
j to testify from McKenzie county
: Minnesota,
I principally but several will come
i from Montana, Washington and
Attorney W. A. Jacobson of
Watford City has been appointed
by the court to defend Bannon. He
was in Crosby this week but gave
no intimation of the number of
witnesses to be used by the de
The regular panel of jurors will
be used in the Bannon case and in
event it is exhausted before a jury
is secured, Judge Moellring will
Helena, June 16. The price of
Montana wool will drop from 16
to 14 cents a pound next Mnday,
the Montana woolgrowers' associa
tion was advised here today in a
notice from the national wool mar
keting corporation of Boston.
Last year the Montana producer
received from 20 to 22 cents per
pound for his product. Two years
ago the price averaged about 38
have extra jurors empaneled.
Crosity, June 18 j— At the re
quest of the defendant. Judge
John Dowe of Minot has consent
ed to sit in the trial of Charles
Bannon which conies up for trial
next Monday morning.
Prices for Montana Wool
Dropped 2 Cents a Pound
of the largest political gatherings
held in that community Mr.
Adams received nearly as many
votes as all of the other candidates
combined, and was declared the
choice of the convention.
In a report to the Producers
News, one who attended the ga
thering said: "Everything handled
on the square. Three candidates
were nominated: Bill Adame, J. P.
Miller and Victor Nyquist. Adams
combined vote of 41."
A register f voters was kept
and a committee representing the
the Taxpayers Association brought
it and the tally of the county to
Judge Paul at Plentywood Monday,
Judge Paul has been very busy
holding a term of district
(here, so was unable to give the
matter his immediate attention.
Wednesday a petition was sent
up with about 60 names on it In
behalf of J. P. Miller, most of the
names being out of the district,
however. < „
It is generally believer that Mr
Adams will be appointed becau
of his endorsement by the lav
P ayers Association and by tne
mass convention of the voters m
1 the district. ,
The appointment will be maae
as soon as Judge Paul can gi' 0
the matter his attention.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1931
Dark Northern wheat
Winter Wheat -
Amber Durum -
Rye _
oits --
Barley __
Flax .
Dairy Butter -
Eggs, per dozen
. 12 %
Minnesota Bank Crashes
The State Bank of Vesta la
Bed wood county, Minnesota, was
closed today by its hoard of di
rectors to conserve assets, ac
cording to John 27. Peyton,
nesota commissioner of bonks.
The hank had deposits of $119,
OOO, capital of $ 20,000 and sur
plus of $5,000.
Rumor persists that Victor Ank
er is about to resign as county
commissioner. This rumor has
persisted since early last fall. Now
that he has delivered the county
printing contract to Bowler and
Polk without bids there is nothing
to prevent him from doing this,
Polk talked him out of resigning
last fall and kept him on the job
until they could get their paws in
to the county money bags. Now
that this is accomplished Anker
can get out of office, and move
away from his old friends and
neighbors whom he betrayed and,
who now hold him in contempt.
He can go to Texas now
peace or to Williston where he can
Poik.ear ^
Chicago, June 15.— A national
bonus committee, to organize and
conduct a concerted drive for
passage of a 100 per cent cash
bonus for world war veterans
was organized here today.
Congressman Wright Pittman
of the first Texas district and
Senator Brookhart of Xowa ad
dressed the veterans at the meet
lug and promised to sponsor the
hill in congress.
In addition to Pittman and Sen.
Brookhart other members of the
committee included Col. J. E.
White of Chicago, chairman; MaJ.
T. J. Leary of Chicago, W. J.
Howell of Detroit, Sam Loven
hein of Washington, D. C.. New
ton Jenkins of Chicago and John
B. Staley of Dos Angeles.
Circle, June 1'.— Henry Gilbert
son was sentenced last Friday by
Judge Frank P. Leiper to twenty
five years imprisonment at the
j^nitentiary at Deer Lodge for the
jelling of Nick Shabary, a McCone
farmer. Gilbertson, who
pj^ed guilty Wednesday to sec
ond degree murder, made a corn
lete confession when he appeared
in court.
He said that he and Shabary
t/iapfhpT all forenoon, M^y
. y°getner ai , ' J ,.
30, drinking beer and had been at
the Groh farm, near Circle, listen
ing to the radio .
At Shabary's suggestion, he
said, they went to his place to
hear the radio and an argument
developed as to which instrument
was best. During the argument,
Gilbertson said, Shabary struck
him and he seized a 22 calibre rifle
hanging on the wall and shot Sha
bary who had gone into the yard.
He said he fired twice before
Shabary fell and then shot him
Wildwood Park Open
Wildwood, the popular Plentywood
swimming pool and play ground
opend for the season last Sunday,
June 14, and will run continuously
during the warm months of sum
Wildwood park 1® a very beautiful
and is the product of the art
istry of Harry DeSilva, who has been
working on it for -the past several
years. There Is a very delightful
growth of timber along the Box El
der creek. In this he excavated a
commodious swimming pool and
walled it in with concrete. There
diving boards and slides. This
year an outdoor dance pavilion has
been added and miniature golf links.
Dutch Social Democrats
Surrender to Bruening
Jtma 17. — Chancellor
Heinrich Bruening again toflay
demonstrated his iron grip on the
reins of authority. Despite deep
and widespread discontent arous
ed hy the government's latest e
mergency decrees, which are tax
law? without the sanction of par
liament, the council of elders of
the reichstag decided not to con
voke parliament or even the ways
and means committee to discuss
these unpopular measures.
Bruening told the party leaders
flatly and repeatedly that he and
his whole cabinet would resign U
either the relchstad or the com
mittee were convoked. Alter
many hours of uncertainty and
Interpart ydeliberatlon, the
at ad decided it would he easier
to swallow the hitter mjdtcine
of the economy decre «" VU" 1
\ take on Itself responslhUity for
unseating the government at this
thus the social-democratic
party, splnslessly submits to plu
tocracy rather than assume re
sponsibility for revolution,
continues its role of betraying
workers in the interests of
the exploiters.
A Star Mail Boute 53 miles
long has been established from
Archer into the area south of the
Great Northern railroad. Theo. j
Flakne was awarded the contract
for carrying the mail and he made !
his first trip last Monday.
The route runs from Archer ]
past 1» Midby, thence south into
the Welliver and west Reserve
country, thence west to the Wan
^ pos t office, 18 miles southeast!
0 f Redstone, thence in a northeast-;
e rly direction back to Archer. The
rou te is carried three times a week
an( j w ju serve i large number of
farmers and a largo territory here
tofore with i it loti very service.
This roue t. ... • • e result
0 f men effort • v v. \\ -.marsh
and after verc.»r.:r..r many obsra
c i es from sources opposing the es
tablishment o fthis route out of
Archer instead of Plentywood, and
the patrons have him to thank for
the accommodation. However, the
logic 0 f the situation was in favor
iof Archer, which finally resulted
in the establishment of the route
l'*?* that P ° St * ffice * U " cle
At the home of the bride's par
riage of Miss Joyce K. Carpenter
to Mr. George A. Bliss, of Kali
[spell at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday,
June 17, 1931.
Mrs. C. M. Thornburg, sister of
the bride, was matron of honor
and Mr. Dan Mead attended the
j bridegroom.
I Reverend Goodson of Medicine
Lake officiated at the ring cere
mony under an arch of ferns and
yellow flowers.
The bride's gown was yellow taf
feta and she carried yellow roses.
The home was bright with yellow
flowers and candles.
Immediately after the ceremony
dinner served to
Those from away were Mrs. Rob
ert Crookshank, of Karluk, Sask.;
Mrs. Laura Clark, Virginia; Char
les and Doris, Mr. C. F. Carpen
ter, Mr. and Mrs. E. Faye Carpen
ter and Beverly, of Epping, North
Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Nudd,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Carpenter,
Charles and Katherine of Willis
ton, North Dakota,
Mr. and Mrs. Bliss left immedi
ately for a tour of Yellowstone
Park, and will be at home after
July 1st at Kalispell.
Twelve Chicago Banks in
One Group Close Doors
_ .
Chicaffo, June 18. — Twelve of
the John Bain group of hanks on
th3 gia e closed their doors
Poplar, June 15.—At the special
school election Tuesday an addi
tional 10-mill levy was voted for
the purpose of maintaining schools
in district No. 9 by about 3 to 1.
Senator Griffin of Blaine
Pays Visit to Plentywood
Sen, Griffin of Chinook, former
While in Plentywood Thursday,
the Senator paid the editor of the
senator of Blaine county, was in
Sheridan county this week repre
senting the State Land Department
re-writing land contracts and at
tending to the business of that de
partment in this section of the
Producers News a very pleasant
call, and spent a pleasant hour
talking over legislative experiences
with him, and the conditions ex
The Senator reported that the
dry land grain crop in Hill, Blaine,
Philips and Valley counties is coin
pletely ruined. The rain he said
sprouted the grain and the follow 1 -
ing dry weather withered it en
tirely. He says also that there is
is ün g in the state.
no pasture and no water; in fact
that in all his years in Montana he
had never seen such a catastrophe.
Sen. Griffin says that the state
land department has adopted a
fcery liberal policy toward purchas
ers of state land, calculated to keep
purchasers on the land and to help
them weather the times. Where
the purchasers have defaulted in
terest and principal, the state pro
posed a cancelation of the old
contract, adds the delinquent in
terest onto the principal, and
writes a new contract based on
crop payments of one fifth, of the
crop until times come back when
they can reinstate the contract by
payment of one-tenth, and at a
very low rate of interest. He re
ports that the plan is received
with joy by the discouraged farm
ers who thus are enabled to carry
on and save their farm and home.
Several new contracts were writ
ten in Sheridan county.
Washington, June 15. — Repre
centative John M. Evans of Mon
tana, gave out a statement Mon
day urging an extra session of con
gress at the earliest possible mo
ment and for the following purpos

To modify the tariff and arrange
for reciprocal trade agreements
with nations of the world.
To appropriate money to put un
employed to work,
Raise the income tax in the high
er brackets, re-enact the excess
profits tax and strengthen the es
Gates tax.
lines until the winter again seisin
is fraught with the gravest danr
ger to the nation and the adminis
tration doesn't seem to realize the
temper of the people, says Con
gressman Evans,
First Carload of Wheat is
Sold for 77Vic per Bushel
\Vichita Kans June 13— The
thru the board of trade here this
year was sold at auction today for
77% cents a bushel, basis Chicago.
The grain, No. 3 hard, was receiv
ed from Temple, Oklahoma.
on the track at Temple, and was
th « 1,£ > west P aid here for new
wheat in many years.
REDS TRIM 20.000
An associated Press report from
Shanghai, announcing a new anti
Red campaign under the personal
supervision of Chiang-Kai-Shek,
tells of the complete route of 20,
000 of the last army of National
ist soldiers sent against the Red
The dispatch says: "The Nation
alist government admitted today
that 20,000 soldiers had been killed
or otherwise disposed of by the
communist bands in Kiangsi, Hun
nan and northern Fukien provinces
recently.' '
Otherwise disposed of" means
that a vast number joined the
ranks of the Red Army. The same
cable admits that the greater part
of these provinces are now in the
hands of the soviets. It said that
the nationalist tools of the imperi
alists now regard communism as
their worst enemy and most dan
gerous opponents.
Gen, Kai Shek annunced. that he
would begin a new expedition "to
wipe out communism in three
months." The A. P. dispatch re
marks that Chian g Kai Shek made
toe same statement eight months
with disastrous results to his
own forces.
Sheridan County
By Edgar I. Syverud
With the recent organization of
the Sheridan county school trus
tees association the matter of
school expenditures is still a very
lively issue. It is the object of
this new association to secure clos
er co-ordination in the manage
ment of our many county schools,
to bring together the different
school governing bodies and to se
cure a more uniform system of
school expenditures in order to cut
expenses, reduce the debt burdens,
£tnd promote efficiency. With the
schools taking two-thirds of the
tax money such an association is
needed and will prove very useful
and economical. With the election
of P. L. Collins as president and
Art Rehmer as secretary, a start
has been made,
While our taxpayers association
is mainly interested in affecting
economy in school affairs so that
taxes might be reduced, there will
be other services for the new as
sociation to render. But at this
particular time the annual budgets
the most important to be con
sidered, the planning of the com
ing year's expenditures.
Just recently a number of dis
tricts have reported encouraging
steps in the direction of economy,
by making big cuts in teachers'
salaries, by eleminating small
schools and making arrangements
with adjoining districts for the
schooling of their few pupils, and
in other ways affecting local con
ditions. In the District No. 23 of
the writer the teacher's salary was
reduced to $85 per month and pos
sibly $76 in the case of a
teacher. The budget for the com
ing year shows a reduction of 15%.
If this cut could be maintained
1 over the county it would mean a
(Continued on Lost Page)
Five Banks in Divide Coun
ty, North Dakota Collapse
Crosby, June 19.—The Security
State Bank at 27oonan and the
Tanners Stats Bank at Colum
bus foiled to open their doors
Monday morning. Beports re
ceived in the city today state
that the Johnson lins of banks
at Ambrose, Tortona and Westhy
•Iso closed,
and depleted reserves are given
os the reason for the failures.
Continued drouth
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St. Paul, June 18.— Montana,
with 33,440,000 head of sheep in
1930, ranked second among all the
wool producing states, according
Supreme court Monday on validity
of the $3,000,000 institutional con
struction bond issue authorized by
popular vote last November.
The principal point of attack on
the measure is that the sums were
not distributed to the several in
stitutions by the terms of the act
instead of being left to allocation
by the legislature. This it was ar
gued, constituted an attempt to
legislate, in one measure, on more
than one subject.
also asserted that adver
Haw, director of the agricultural
development department of the
Northern Pacific railroad. Texas
held the ranking position.
Washington with 9.6 pounds of
wool as an average per fleece, led
the states in this respect. Idaho
had 9.2 pounds, Oregon 9 pounds,
"nds pounds.^Dakota
pounds. The average for the Unit
ed States was 7.8 pounds on 42,
748,000 head, showing a high av
erage wool production per head in
northwest states.
Helena, June 15.— Arguments
were heard by the
tisement was not made in several
counties as required by statute.
Failing Health of Mr Harbo Com
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Coast in Search of a Better CU
The middle part of last week,
Commissioner Harbo of Roosevelt
county came to Plentywood from
his home at Froid and filed his res
ignation with Judge Paul. The
resignation came as a surprise to
his many friends, and was a source
of regret among them.
Judge Paul will appoint a suc
cessor to fill out the one and oner
half years f Mr. Harbo's unexpired
In his resignation Mr. Harbo
Due to failing health which has
reached a point where it will be
necessary for me to move to a dif
ferent climate within a very short
time, it will be impossible for me
to continue to hold my present of
fice as county commissioner of
Roosevelt county.
For this reason, I do hereby
respectfully tender to you my res
ignation from said office, to take
effect immediately.' '
Mr. and Mrs. Harbo and a' son
expect to start for Bellingham,
Washington in the near future.
The Stanley Sun, of Stanley, N.
D. had an article in the last week's
issue to the effect that a farmer
in the Stanley community who was
getting short of feed shipped a
cow and calf to the St. Paul mar
ket and when he got returns on
the animals it was a check for 14
cents. This check he took to the
bank to cash and the banker
charged him ten cents exchange,
leaving him a balance of four cents
for his cow and calf. This story
is stated as being a fact.
Washington, June 13.— Samuel
R. McKelvie, his pockets full of
notes on the London international
wheat conference returned here
today to complete preparations for
retiring Monday as grain member
of the farm board.
He attended his first board meet
ing since early in May and told
gome of his colleagues about the
results of the London meeting. On
Mnday he will lay a full report be
fore Chairman Stone.
N. W. North Dakota In
Close Doors
Depositors Hold Sack
Fanners State Bank of Westby and Banks at Columbus,
Noonan, Grenora, Appam, Ambrose and Fortuna Go
to the Wall—Bank at Westby is First Sheridan County
Bank to Fail—Was Considered Exceptionally Strong.
The financial collapse that occurred at Chicago last
week following three huge mergers, when thirty large
city banks close dtheir doors involving over one hundred
Washington, June 16 .—"Political;
face-saving" impeded negotiations
at the recent London wheat oon-|<£
ference ,it was charged today by
Samuel R. McKelvie. American
representative at the meeting of
delegates from the principal wheat
exporting countries.
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McKelvie returned from London
Friday. Submission of his report
on the London conference was a
mong his last official acts as a
member of the federal farm board,
His resignation was submitted to
become effective today.
After rete-rinc to the quo 4 a
daffmoSdlS other deleStet
Seîde^Sd delegates,
, ' ,. .
1x1 oourse . tae discussions
representatives called for a
statistical exposition of how the
£ ai }, w °uld work: wha
would be the quantities that each
country, might export; how would
Pe™>ds marketing quotas
j* 6 determined and by whom; and
"*® Pool be controlled,
was made to give the an
swer. In fact, n e prominent dele
it iïïlsted a uUn we 8 hïdTSS
upon *
"w Vv , , , , ., ..
We then asked what authority i
the delegates had to pledge, or
, . .
? ven P r °P® s . e a pledge, to the var
coun * nes . to , the quo1 j a P lan -
gWen P an Affirmative Answer Se"
f ral said they had m such author .
lty - Thls a KfJl n indicated that it
was a recognition of the principle
I^somVinsto^Ls^it was ^clear
^ "
case of political face-savings.
The conference, McKelvie said
may be regarded as having been
worth while.
Brightsman Loses Case Against Sutter for Personal In
jury by Assault—Peter Matron Loses to Mrs. Robb in
Sheep Killing Case — Case of Cloud vs. Scott for Per
sonal injury Settled out of Court—Recess till Monday.
The session of the district court in and for Sheridan
county grindly slowly the long calendar through the legal
mill. The term is one of the longest in the history of the
county. But it seems now that next week will see the
end of the calendar and the*
close of the term.
sonal injury case against Sutter
wherein Qiarles Brighteman sued
W. P Sutter of Glasgow but form
erly the Ford dealer at Poplar,
asking $10,000 for damages sus
stained when Sutter m illegally
? Ford truck which he had
sold Brightsman and which the
latter refused to turn over, alleg
edly seized the old man by the am
and in a sort of jiujitsu twist
wrenched the old man's wrist in a
way to do much damage and cause
much pain .went to the jury Sat
urday morning after exhaustive
argument by counsel, Paul Babcock
and T. W. Greer for Brightsman
and Howard M. Lewis for Sutter.
The jury after being out for a few
hours brought in a verdict in fa
vor of Sutter.
Sutter's defense was that he did
not twist Brightsman's arm nor
injure him in any way but that
Brightsman had injured his wrist,
in some other way at the farm a
few days before.
Many witnesses were examined
Judge Paul, because of the dur
ation of the term will be unable
to hold law and motion day at
Wolf Point for Roosevelt county
next Thursday, so has called in
Judge Hurley of Glasgow to sit for
him at this time.
The Brightsman vs. Sutter per
million dollars in deposits,
has, as predicted, continued
to spread over the northwest, aad
dozens and dozens of banks in
Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and
North Dakota have closed their
doors further intensifying the
misery of the most desperate eco
nomic depression that has ever
beset the nation. The papers are
suppressing the news of these fail
ures for psychological reasons, so
at this moment the number
banks and commercial failures
that have occurred during the past
days is onlya ^njectureand
wlU be known definitely until
reported by the commercial agen
cies a *, ^ en d of th month, an
even these reports are now hard
^ ^
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The only definite information a
yailable of the extent of the cati*
trophe is the failures that have
occurred m the adjacent area, the
" ews of w bich is brought not by
press but by those traveling
£rom ' towu tewn -
^ ^ bank ^ in Sberi
dan county was the Farmers State
0 f Westby, the P. G. Ander
son bank, which crashed Thursday
m oming, according ta reports «of
people coming frm Westby. 'IHK
bacl always been -donserva
tively conducted and was consider
ed one of the strongest banks in
Sheridan county, the news of
/ •
jts failure at this ti
i se to those who
bank éditons.
The first ba * k fail ™
this section of the nation was
the Stab* Bank at Appam in Wîl
ia ms county, North Dakota, which
was a sur
;p track of
failed Monday, the news being
brought to Plentywood Monday by
traveling salesman,
to ** was
barde at Grenora
at Columbus and Noonan
V rvL;j„
Wednesday; and by the Westby
institution Thursday. It is re
^ arvother failed in
Divide county. North Dakota on
(Continued ou lost page.)
for both sides. The general feel
ing on the part of those purporting
to know the facts and who heard
the evidence was that Brightsman
should have received a small actu
al and a substantial punitive dam
age as an example to hard boiled
collectors who go about the coun
try bull-dozing farmers by assault
ing or threatening to assault them
to intimidate them
papers OT making settlements re
q U jring in many cases the taking
of fo#a out of ttcir
mou ths to credit on machinery
rotes ^ e ] d the farm machinery
tmst8 also ^Kn* of imple
(Continued on page Four)
the farmers have no means of
making a living, as there surely »
no prospect for a crop of grain."
into signing
"Unless feed for stock as secured
in a very limited time the farmers
here will suffer an enormous l»as,
says the Ambrose, North Dakota
Herald Why not call a mass
meeting to petition our govern
ment for help in saving this stock?
Conditions are serious.
What is needed far more than
high priced highways, is feed tor
stock, so farmers can keep them.
Without their cows and chickens

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