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Official Organ of Fanners Holiday Association of Montana
Plentywood, Sheridan County, Montana, Friday, April 10, 1936
XIX. NO. 3
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
VOL.
Seed Grain Situation "Imperative
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Bull s Claim Reduced When Callahan Answers
signed perjured pleading
to ACCOMPLISH VILE FRAUD
t-iars Callahan was Single at Time \Mortgage Was
Signed to Avoid Issue of Wife's Signature
and Clear Title
MANIPULATION OF HIDDEN HAND
In the letter by Marron & Foor, lawyers for Carl Bull,
r a iiahan, printed last week it reads:
to
"Please be informed that we have been retained by Mr.
farl Bull to foreclose the real estate mortgage which he has
nst you for the sum of $1237.70 WITH INTEREST
ton at the RATE of 12 PER CENT PER ANNUM FROM
OCTOBER 6,1927 to date," etc.
Of course 12 per cent interest was an illegal rate in
October 1927, but that fact was of no consequence to Carl
Bull, who was foreclosing on a $1237.70 mortgage, with in
terest at 12 per cent from October 1927 on notes that had
been paid in full. From 1927 to 1935 is eight years, at 12
per cent equals 96 per cent interest which would practically
double the $1237.70 or to be exact, the interest would amount
to $1,188.19 and both $2,425.87. And for this, if the reader
remembers, Bull wanted a quit claim deed.
There was still due the govern- *
ment on the original purchase
price of the homestead $945.51
principle plus $224.21 interest ac
cording to Marron & Foor's letter,
totaling $1173.72, 'which Carl Bull,
the down and out broken banker,
must pay to get the patent on the
W. On the basis of Bull's claim
this would make an investment of
0,699.59 or about $11 per acre, for
the reservation homestead, which
Callahan had paid $7 per acre or
«240.00 for the half section, as
nw land back in 1916, when he
"Mom" and the children come
jo Sheridan county to make their
Jonje and fortune here. Naturally
m wanted a fat attorney fee and
«« cost of foreclosure on top of
18u Per cent interest from 1927.
A quit claim deed would have
a Bull
a ^ed Bull the foreclosure cost»,
U would also have overcome
another very embarrassing defect
(Cwranutd on Page i)
VOTERS TRANSFER FUNDS
TO ENLARGE SCHOOL HOUSE
. of the Plentywood
ftonsi ^ 18tr l ct ' v oted almost unani
tion ? at regular school elec
occumng Saturday, April 6,
J * Pkntywood school, to trans
of $15,000 in the gen
the kS °* the school district to
ftteri ♦ ng fund where It will be
. to complete the school struc
the vote was 60 for to 4
At
to
elect*! 6 tw ° trustees to be
Hot.' ^ Ztebarth and Roy
opposite Were reelected without
ZiebartK n ' eac !* P°Hmg 69 votes,
i&d v fi V o wa s elected to the 3-year
to the 2-year term.
scfc r ^ Vote , d for the regu
toiajw* °i lev y for school
vote^f' th f ^reposai receiving 41
m lew }- •**""*• The 10
tory vo J°^ d 18 a , de crease of the
tim? p, PJ®vioufi years. At
p entywood taxpayers
main
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Road machinery »s amvmg in
Plentywood daily and is being rap
idly unloaded. Three carloads
arrived Wednesday. The maehm
ery will be put into operation >
the road from Plentywood to the
Daniels county line as soon as
conditions will permit,
Henry Lobnitz, of the firm of
L obnitz Bros., contractors con
struc Hng the road arrived
pi enty wood Wednesday and is
super vising activities here.
ROAD MACHINERY
IS ARRIVING DAILY;
WORK STARTS SOON
in
now
«mrlc is
The starting of
a'waiting the raoidly
ground which is going on rap y
now.
paid 20 mills for the ^ school's
maintenance. Last y ea J , jj.
were voted, and this year 10>
eating a continuous reduction of
the school levy. . , { ~
Under the mandate of the to _
payers in transferring of t
000 from the general to the bui
ing fund, the money, a wr p ...
from previous tax | 0 ard
be put to u - ^ ^
plans to match this su P
PWA funds. It wdl try to sec re
the 45 per cent »«^'. This
subsidy for public build g •
with the $ 15,000 m „ w hich
treasury will provide $21,750 wmc^
is adequate to complete t■ . it j es
building, so the school a f funds
state. By the transfer of f^
the taxpayers made it po ^? thout
complete the school P'an ,
the sale of bonds or
will
of extra money.
F1SHBECK AND
JOHNSON ELECTED
TO CITY COUNCIL
Election Monday Was Very
Quiet — Few Voters
Come Out
In a very quiet city election on
Monday, at which barely a third of
the voters took the trouble to go
to the polls, C. C. Johnson was
reelected alderman in ward one
and Sen. F. G. Fishbeck was
elected alderman from Svard two.
Sixty-nine votes were cast in
ward one and 89 in ward two.
There are 687 registered voters in
the two wards.
Sen. Fishbeck was opposed in
Ward two by Bob Smith. The Sen
ator got 75 votes while Smith got
14. In ward one C. C. Johnson was
unopposed.
The new aldermen were elected
for one year terms pursuant to the
recent state laws which provides
that city elections, shall in the
future be held every fwo years in
stead of annually as now, starting
with the 1937 election. Next year
two aldermen from each ward, a
mayor, a city treasurer and a po
lice magistrate will be elected for
terms of two years, and all city
official terms will henceforth ex
pire on the same date.
FARMERS UNION
HELD MEETING
DAGMAR, FRIDAY
Quarterly Convention Is Ad
dressed by State President
Rolph —Steps Taken to
Push Organization in This
County
RESOLUTIONS PASSED
The Sheridan County Farmers
Union held its quarterly conven
tion Friday afternoon, April 3, at
the hall over the Dagmar store.
President Dahl and Secretary
Treasurer Chris Johansen, jr., m
charge. The State President, H.
D. Rolph, who is making a series
of meetings thruout the state, ^ e
an interesting talk on his orga
nization activities and other phases
of the Farmers Union work, we
reports a very encouraging re
snonse in membership and local
Srt-"ps in several western coun
ties.
Mrs. Andrdw Dahl, county Jun
ior Leader, gave a
trip to the L
Fall, and also
Junior department,
on the Peace
quoted Sen. Nye*
Peace _|
A discussion of ways for r ?orga
nirinfr several Union locals m the
nizmg w hich G. Laursen sug
Ä y ' the promotion of coopera
S e ._ pnterpn 6 es as a solution of
(bie*'problem and creating in
of the loyal
report of her
State Convention last
other work of the
_ She touched
Board movement ana
recent work for
and Neutrality.
the
Smith, one
(Continued on peg« two)
NEEDY FARMERS WIRE TO
SENATOR B. K. WHEELER
Call Attention to Dire Need and Recite Fact That no
Seed Grain Loans are Being Made to Those on
Relief—Thus Prohibiting Crops to the Poor
IMMEDIATE ACTION DEMANDED
A RESOLUTION
Plentywood, Montana
Monday, April 6 , 1936
To Hon. B. K. Wh : ?ler, M. C.,
Washington, D. C.
We the undersigned, residents of Sheridan county,
Montana, and bona fide farmers desire to inform yon as
follows; to-wit: We are direly in need of seed grain.
We are unable to recure it from the Seed Loan Super
visor at Plenty woe J, Mr. Morgan, who informs us that
he is unable to as. st us because we are on relief, and
that we must secure it from the County Resettlement
Administrator, Mr Sam Sprague, at Plentywood. Mr.
Sprague informs u he has no authority to make us a
seed loan under any conditions.
There are about :;00 farmers here in Sheridan county
in the same piedic aent. Will you kindly see what can
be done to relieve Ms situation at once. Seeding time
is here and imme. :te action is imperative.
E. J. Miller
Pete O. Fiske
Mrs. Gust Nelstrap
H. H. Callahan
F. W. Bucklin
The above messa ge was sent Monday by several farm
ers representing diff erent sections of the county, who had
met informally in Plentywood to discuss the seed grain
situation in Sheridan county.
The problem is serious. Seeding time is approaching
and no money has been provided for seed yet, and it now
looks doubtful if any will be provided.
(Continued on Page 2)
Wm. Wirtz
R. H. Kauzek
O. S. Hoppins
Ted Gunderson
Bill McCoy
New Court House
Order of the Day
With the release of the news
that several counties in the west
part of the state had taken
advantage of the bonus appropria
tion offered by the federal gov
ernment to subsidize the construc
tion of public buildings, the pro
ject to build a courthouse for
Sheridan county at Plentywood
takes on new vitality.
Thg ardent backers of the pro
posal are again active with greater
zeal than ever.
Renewed discussion of the sub
ject is based on the information
that a courthouse, adequate to
Sheridan counties needs can be
constructed for less than $50,000,
half of the amount first conjec
tured.
The discussion of thç past few
weeks materialized this week by
concrete action by the drafting and
circulation of petitions proposing
to place the issue before the tax
ern
payers in an early election, and
the organizing of the "Sheridan
County Court House Club."
The petition reads:
"We, the undersigned, qualified,
registered electors of the county of
Sheridan, who are taxpayers upon
property within Sheridan county,
and whose names appear on the
assessment roll for the year 1936,
hereby petition said Board of
County Commissioners to call a
Special Election, at Which election
there shall be submitted to the
qualified, registered electors whose
names appear on the 1935 assess
ment roll, the following question:
"Shall the county of Sheridan,
Montana, extend its 2% per cent
limit of indebtedness and create a
bonded indebtedness in the sum of
$50,000 for the purpose of raising
funds for a public building to be
used as a county court house, and
(Continued on page two)

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