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VOL. 51.
National Wool Growers' Meeting Told
of Montana Sheepmen's
Direct Market
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Think Montana Idea
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Salt Lake City, Jan. 17.—Extension
of the movement started by Montana
wool grower, to find a market for
their product through the cooperation
manufacture and sale of virgin
May Pave the Way for Big
Woolen Trade
American woolen goods was forecast
today at the convention of the nati
onal wool growers association by
President Frank J. Hagenbarth.
Mr. Hagenbarth. commenting on
the report of the Montana movement,
said that it "paves the way for what
may become the greatest woolen mill
in the country and, if not that, at
least serves strong notice on the mid
dlemen that the producers are awake
to their methods."
The 500 or more men attending the
being given an op
portunity to purchase, custom tailor
made, from virgin American wool at
$38 net; a price which yields the wool
The wool growers today likewise
announced their intention to take ad
growers from 50 to 60 cent? a pound.
Already many industrial enterprises,
especially mining companies in the
we t. have given orders for clothing
material handled by the Montana as
vantage of the federal licensed and
bonded warehousing law, and to es
tablish such institutions in the princi
pal producing section».
H. K. Holman, Jr., of the bureau
of markets of the department of
agriculture, explained the workings
of the warehousing law.
Hagenbarth and other speakers gave
their approval to the measure and
advocated its application to the needs
of financing the wool.
W- S. McClure, former secretary
of the national association, predicted
that growers will warehouse their
1921 clip until they can get a suit
able market for it.
Economic problems, headed by tar-1
iff considerations, formed the princi
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pal themes of today's discussions, the
growers being urged by practically
all the speakers to adopt such busi
ness methods in the conduct of the
industry as will put it in a position
to survive the difficulties of exhisting
enonomic conditions.
Holloway Will Work on Direct Mar
keting Idea for Montana Wool
Growers. Goes to Meeting
Ray Holloway, who has for the
past year or two been interested in
the sheep business, left Thursday for
Salt Lake City where he will attend
the convention of the National Wool
Growers' association.
From Salt
Lake Mr. Holloway will go to Chi
cago to look after the business of |
the Montana Wool Growers' associa- J
tion, which has recently branched out [
into manufacturing its own raw ma
terials into woolen gods such as suit
ing and blankets. The association
has a mill in operation in Clinton,
Mich., which Mr. Holloway ex pects to
visit before returning.
The idea of the sheepmen is to
create a direct market for their row
> .laterial by manufacturing it them
selves and selling it direct to the
consumers. Of late months there
hsi been absolutely no
wool market and hundreds of ■ Mon
tana sheepmen have the whole or a
life to the
large part of their clip still unsold.
The association is seeking a market
for this and believes they can manu
facture it and retail it at a profit
to themselves over the cost of grow
ing the wool and the manufacturing.
Mr. Holloway will familiarize him
# reif with the manufacturing organi
zation and will then return to try
and build up a retail demand for
Montana wool garments in this state.
Dr. W. H. Hollingshead of New
York City gave an illustrated lecture
on foreign missions before the Ep
worth league last Sunday evening.
Dr. Hollingshead will leave in a few
days for China.
L. A. Copeland who has been in
Portland, Ore., on business, returned
In the district court Monday Judge
Law signed a number of judgements
that had been secured by default, the
defendants failing to appear and fight
the cases. The judgments were all
for debts and carry attorney fees
and court costs as well as the origi-
nal debts. The following judgements
were signed:
Farmers bank of Belgrade against
George A. Jacobson, two cases, one
for $225.55 and one for $404.31.
H. W. Norman against E- G. Clark,
Belgrade company limited against
w Br .m.rd. »9M.W.
American N ; tionaI bank inst
, h Forkenbrooki $ 544 , 58 .
Ear] s Pcck inst steIla v .
Hospital Will be Thrown Open for
Public Inspection Today
and Tomorrow
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. Standard Training School for Nurses
is one of Features of Local
In connection with the seventh an-1
uual commencement or the training
school for nurses at the Deaconess
hospital, the hospital will have its
formal opening on January 18 and 19.
While to all intents and purposes the
hospital has been open for several
months and has been used during
that time, no formal opening cere
monies have been held as will take
place at this time- While during its
period of use many people have been
in one or another parts of the hospi
tal, it has never been thrown open
to the public and it is the desire of
the local management to have the
people of Bozeman who contributed
so generously to its building have
this opportunity to go all through
the establishment.
The hospital has always been re
garded as a community rather than
a denominational institution and it
is the desire of these in charge that
The Bozeman hospital has been
i rnt r crn-wA oc a«« «c fi,« K««,*, ui.nüoi,
• in Montana and under the capable
management of Miss Edith Ackerman
j it has a reputation that is more than
it shall continue to be so regarded,
Everyone is cordially invited to this
opening that they may see what this
community has established,
The Bozeman hospital has been
recognized as one of the best hispitals
local. Because it is a registered hos
pital there is a training school for |
nurses, a school that permits much 1
school that permits much i
more to be accomplished than would i
otherwise be the case. The nurses
who graduate from the local training
school are recognized as graduates
who have received standard training.
With the outgoing of the present
class there will be vacancies for more
girls and the hospital is always in
terested in talking to those who con
sider a course of such training.
Since the hospital activities have
(Continued on Page Ten)
Dawes Elected Chairman of Local
Commission and Rules for Bouts
Being Considered
The men appointed by Judge Law
to form Gallatin county's boxing com
mission met for the first time Satur
day afternoon and completed their
Bozeman and James A. Siffert of
Three Forks. Mr. Dawes was elect-1
ed chairman of the commission, and
E- H- Williams was engaged to act
as secretary. The commission will
have its headquarters in the county
court house.
organization. The board consists of
Robert S. Dawes, and Fred Wilson of
At the meeting the members of the
commission bald a general discussion
of the rules that it will make for
the regulation of boxing in the county.
Copies of rulings from some of the
larger cities of the county will be
secured and studied by members of the
commission and their application
adapted to suit local conditions.
Dr. R. E. Seitz and Heinie Holm
appeared before the board with a
application for a club's license from
the American Legion. The applica
tion wag placed on file and will no
doubt be favorably acted on as coon
(Continued on Page Ten).
Slight Changes in Running Time of
Through Trains Started
Last Sunday
Later Departure of Number One is
Boon for Early Morning
Bozeman Travellers
Several' changes in the running
passing through Bozeman went into
effect at midnight Saturday night
The changes do not materially affect
the schedule of trains and the schedules
seems to meet with some favor in
Bozeman, particularly the fact that
No. 1 now goes west about an hour
Number one, the west bound North
time of the Northern Pacific trains
later than formerly.
Coast Limited, which has been going
through Bozeman at 3:41 in the morn-j
ing, will hereafter.pass here at 4:30.
Number three, the Northern Pacific
express, heretofore due in Bozeman
at 4:20 in the afternoon, will come in
the Burlington west
now at 5:08, nearly an hour later
Number 41,
bound, and number 219, the local on
the Northern Pacific, will go through
on the same time as heretofore.
East bound trains will have very
little change in schedule. Number 4,
the Northern Pacific express, will
pass Bozeman at 12:52 in the morning
Number 42, the
Burlington, will go through at 1:35
instead of 1:55: Number one, the
North Coast Limited, and the morning
stub will both keep to the old sched
ule, 2:40 in the afternoon and 10:50 in
the morning, respectively,
| instead of 12:24.
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Informal Meeting of City Loaned
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Discusses City Manager Plan ru//y
Saturday night an informal meet -1
ing of the city council was held, May
or Sweet and four Alderman, Pratt,
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Davies, Howard and Westlake being
At this meeting a lengthy
P re3en U
1 discussion of the advisability of
changing the form of city government
and employing a city manager was
indulged in. Walter Aitken, the new
city attorney, was present and answ
ered a number of questions both in
regard to the legal status of the
change and the objects to be gained
, hy jt. Some of the aldermen present
! confessed to their unfamiliarity with
] the city manager form and consider
able time was given to a thorough
|-cxplanation of just what was involv
| ed.
1 in
An interesting fact brought out
i in the discussion was that of all the
i cities in the United States that have
Openly admitting himself fault and
throwing himself on the mercy of the
court without counsel, H, N. Tracy,
the young |ranch hand arrested a
couple of weeks ago and charged with
forgery, was sentenced Thursday to
one year and not more than two years
in the state prison. Tracy was ar
rested in Livingston late in December
after he had cashed some checks pur
porting to have been signed by B.
S. Duncan and Ray Duncan, for whom
he had worked County Attorney
Bunker filed information agàinst him
Wedne^ûai,. the specific charge be
ing that he drew a check for $25 on
the National Bank of the Gallatin
Valley and signed the names of the
Duncans' to it, and cashed the check
When Tracy was brought into court
Thursday he had no attorney nor
wanted one, telling the judge he had
made up his mind to plead guilty to
the charge and take his sentence. He
plead guilty and waived time for re
ceiving sentence, preferring to start
j in serving time at once. Judge Law
sentenced him as stated. With good
| behavior Tracy can get a month off
his one year term and will be sub
ject to parole for the rest of his terra,
Tracy stated that he needed the
money for food and hence cashed the
checks. So far as the officers can
learn but two false checks were pass
ed by him, one for $25 and one for
$30. The losers have been reim
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. u J dl ^ dc Wilhston, N. D.,
was one of the prominent visitors
during Farmers' Week. Mr. Burdick
is president of the North Dakota
farm bureau and acted as auctioneer
at the Shorthorn sale.
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i business trip to Helena last week

Prof. R A. Colley returned from a
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I- ir:-t Intercollegiate Games of 1 ear
Are Won by Local Team
from Butte Five
But Few Points Separate Teams at
End of Games. Mines Lead
in First Halves
In two of the hardest fought and
closest games played between the two
institutions in recent years the Bob
cat basketball team won from the
School of Mines aggregation on the lo-,
cal floor Friday and Saturday even-,
ings. The score of the first game
was 15 to 13 and of the second 19
to 13. The Mines have a fast team
} this year and only their inability to
:cage the bad when scores would count
prevented the outcome from being the
other way. The floor work of the
Mines was better than that of the
Bobcats and they consequently had
more chances at the basket,
games were as free from fouls as is
consistent with fast basketball. In
both games the Miners held the long
end of the score at the end of the
first half, but were beaten by the
fast playing Bobcats in the second
frame. Hollister and McCarren were
clearly the Bobcats stars. In the
first game McCarren did not shine
brilliantly as a forward, but his floor
work played a large part in the scores
màde. Hollister was everywhere over
the floor, guarding his man, break
ing up plays and now and again loop
ing a basket for good measure. Whit
ney of the locals made several good
(Continued on Page Ten)
changed over to the city manager
foi'm, but two have ever changed back
to the old alderman* system of civic
At this mee ti n g it was decided to
finally thresh the matter out at the
next meeting of the council, Thursday
night, and decide definitely whether
or not an attempt should be made to
put the matter before the voters of
Bozeman at the spring election. There
is no money available to start any
propoganda campaign in favor of the
city manager form, but the news
papers have volunteered to print in
formation on this subject and it is
expected that an attempt will be made
to get the chamber of commerce and
the Rotary club to get behind the
movement if the council is favorable
to it, as will be determined Thursday
The members of the Montana Grain
commission held a sitting in Bozeman
Monday and Tuesday to go over the
different complaints referred to them
for this section of the state. Mem
bers of the commission present were
John M- Davis, president, Thomas
Connelly and T. S. Hunt. The hear
ings were held in rooms in the Boze
man hotel.
Mark White of the West Gallatin
had a hearing on his complaint
against the Gallatin Valley Milling
company. Mr. White, W. E. Parkins,
manager of the company and B. W
Grimes buyer at the Greenwood ele
vator were present. The complaint
was that when White took a carload
of wheat to the Greenwood elevator
it was refused storage by Grimes. Mr.
White in consequence had to dump
thé wheat on the ground. Grimes
explained that the wheat was, in his
judgement, damp and in danger of
spoiling and he did not want to mix
it with other grain end had no separ
ate bin to put it in. White showed
that the same grain refused by
Grimes was later sold through the
Montana Grain Growers and graded
No. 1 dark northern and was not in
the least bit damp or damaged. After
the hearing the commission reserved
its judgement, which will be issued
from the Helena office.
Another complaint was that of
Frank Smith of the Equity who charg
ed that the Montana Flour Mills
company had unnecessarily delayed
wheat shipments and related several
j ingtance8 w y lere f armerg had ordered
grain shipped but it had been
Sweet and V. F. Goinzey, grain buy
er, of the company were present in
person and while admitting that grpin
shipments had been delayed, attri
buted this to a delay in the railroad
j furnishing cars and to a breakdown
(Continued on page 10 )
Fedeial officers got busy in Boze
! man Sunday and arrested a Chinese
named Sui "Joe" Gue, whom they be
! lieve to be a leader in a gang that
; has conducted extensive operations in
( ^he importation (if different drugs
1 and narcotics into Montana.
I C. F. Green of the drug division of
the internal revenue bureau made the
arrest and took Gue to Butte where
he is being held on a charge of violât
* n E the Harrison anti-narcotic act
j Gue was not a member of the local
( Ch nese colony and had only been in
i Bozeman two days, arriving here
from Butte. The federal authorities
Monday he was arranged before Uni
ted States Commissioner Van Etten
and bound over to the federal grand
jury under bonds.
traced him here and came after him.
Passage of Emergency Measures in
Legislature Remits Delinquent
Following the specific instructions
received by wire from Attorney Gen
eral Wellington D. Rankin, County
Treasurer Nels Lundwall has called
off the annual tax sale, scheduled to
be held Thursday, January 20 , and
Ten Per Cent Not Added to Delin
quent Taxes Till October
but Interest Charged
those who are delinquent in their
taxes will be given until October 1 ,
1921 to pay them.
this order and change in plans was
the p assa « ° f what is can«) «■<
Leuthold bill by the legislature. This
bi11 " 8 introduced with «.« idea 0 f
remitting the penalty of 10 per cent
provided for by law because of the
hard times confronting the state and
the drouth which has made it hard
for so many farmers to pay their
taxes. The bill, which has become a
The reason for
■ law and an order to the different
county treasurers, provides that tax
es on all property shall not be pena
lized until October 1, 1921. Delin
quont taxes shall be charged at the
rate of one per cent a month, as
formerly, but no tax sales of prop
erty can be held until next October,
Those who have paid their delinquent
taxes, together with the 10 per cent
! penalty, can get this 10 per cent back
by applying to the county treasurer
any time before June 21, 1921. If no
application for the return of the 10
per cent is received by June 21. later
applications will not be allowed,
In the past those who had delin
quent taxes had to pay the 10 per
cent penalty, one per cent a month
and the costs of advertising the de
linquent list. Where the property was
sold at public auction the former
owners had the privilege of buying
it back at any time within a year pro
vided they paid the amount for which
it was sold, together with the penalty
added- While every year considerable
property was thus sold, relatively
little of it ever actually changed
hands by this method.
Goes on Record as Favoring Plan to
Submit Change in City Govern
ment to Vote
j the Bowman hotel Tuesday noon, was
a thorough discussion of the city man.
1 a ger form of government, at the close
of which the dub unanimous]>y went,
on record as favonn * tha proposition
to submit the matter to the voters
j this spring.
i The discussion was opened by Al
j fred Atkinson, president of the club,
The chief feature of the
luncheon of the Rotary club, held in
Atkinson, president
who said that it was desired that
! the club give an experssion of opin
' ion and for the purpose of answering
any possible queries on the subject,
Walter Aitken, city attorney, was on,
hand to answer them. Mr. Aitken
spoke briefly and concisely on the
matter of the'managerial form of city
government, stating the numerous
reasons in favor of tne change. * Fol
lowing bis talk a general discussion
was indulged in, Mr. Aitken answer
ing a number of questions as to
specific parts of the plan Following
the discussion the club voted to sub
mit the matter to the people and to
(Continued on page 10)

Legislature Just Getting Organized
and Ready to Start*"Business
in Earnest
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Comment is That Present Legislature
: is Composed of Very High
( lass Men
(Exclusive to the Bozeman Courier)
0 He!ena - , Jan -. , 1*-A though , tte
Seventeenth legislative assembly is
? ow entering upon ite third wees .1
" rea,| y. / ust .K' 11 " 1 '' " nder ■'!
the consideration and disposition ot
what gives promise of being an ex
ceedingly heavy and important mass
j oi' legislation. Despite the fact that
{Governor Dixon in his opening mes
sage outlined many subjects gener
ally bearing upon the finances of the
state with recommendations for legis
lation tending to relieve the unfor
tunate situation only a few of these
matters have so far been brought
directly before the assembly by its
members although there seems to be
a general disposition to comply with
the governor's wishes and to legis
late along the lines laid down by him.
While the personnel of the house of
representatives, which has shown an
almost complete change from that of
two years ago, gives every indication
of being of even higher calibre than
that of other assemblies of recent
! years, most of the members are now
J to the work and so far have not de
veloped any leaders who have a grasp
of the situation and who are taking
any strong initiative,
Much of the time of both the sen
ate and house hAs been taken up
during the two opening weeks in the
disposal of the 94 measures prepared
by Code Commisioner Choate in the
correction of existing statutes. Many
of these bills have already pased both
houses a large number are yet to be
disposed of.
The speaker completed his com
mittee assignments during the early
part of the past week but the judici
ary committee is the only one which
has been enabled to make any great
showing so far. The committee on
revenues and taxation, which has
most important work before it, so far
has only a few of the main taxation
bills in hand and until these revenue
bills are generally in its possession
cannot be expected to report out any
of the several measures already re
j ferred to it.
(Continued on page 10 )
Annual Gathering of Gallatin Farm
Bureau Election of Officers
on February 12
Saturday afternoon in the office
of County Agent R. E. Bodley the
members of the executive coirfmit
tee of the Gallatin county farm bur
eau met to lay their plans for the an
nual meeting of the organization at
which will occur the election of of
ficers. All members of the executive
committee were present with the ex
ception of President Inabnit and Ir
vin Kent, who is in California.
After considerable discussion as to
the best date it was decided to hold
the meeting on the afternoon of Feb
ruary 12. The place of meeting was
not definitely decided upon as it was
impossible to tell whether or not the
court would be in session a 4 that
time. The court not being' in session
the meeting will be held in the court
I advisability of all members of the
! farm bureau m Gallatin county being
pres€nt at this meetingi starting
| i eg8 than a year ago the bureau haa
become a potent factor in country
, life in the Gallatin. The officers of
organization have much to do
^ith its success or failure and thia
*• m ore true with a farm bureau than
man y other organizations where the
luemhership j B more concentrated.
farmers who are interested in the
The executive committee urged the
w ®lfare and future groth of this or
ganization will do well to attend the
^acting and to use due care and
judgement in the selection of the of
f*ers for the coming year,
There will be considerable work
for these officers to do, for by no
means all of the county is organized •
and this work must be completed
and several new projects started, as
well as old ones continued. The Gal
latin farm bureau has had a most
successful natal year- .

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