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r H iî WEDNESDAY. MARCH 16, 1921. VOL. 51. THE BOZEMAN COURIER, NUMBER 15. WOOL GROWERS WILL! GATHER IN HELENA Vç— ial Meeting of Montana Asso ciation Flans Important Work for Members planning to attend. Labor problems, The Montana Wool Growers' assici at ion will hold a general meeting in Helena next Saturday and letters are being sent to all the members urging them to attend. There are many im portant matters to come before this meeting that will be of keen interest to the sheepmen of the Gallatin and quite a few local flockmasters are shearing charges, the warehousing and selling of the 1921 clip will all be considered and at this meeting a plan of affiliation of the various lo cal organizations with the state as sociation will be considered. Temporary Secretary Arnett has is sued a circular letter to the different sheepmen and says in part, "It is felt by many that operating costs can be held to the minimum if the various questions are discussed! and agreed upon by the men in the state. Local associations are import ant and should be directly connected with a state association, as more ef- / fective results may be expected from a general agreement that is state wide. "Obviously, the question of great est importance to every wcolgrower is—how best to handle and dispose of this year's clip of wool. Indications are that comparatively little wool will be bought at shearing pens this year. Storage in a U. S. bonded warehouse is considered by many to be the best and only solution offered under pres ent conditions. Receipts from a ware house operatiing under the U. Bonded Warehouse Act are good col lateral and should enable the grower to get an advance on his wool to help defray operation expense. This will bo thoroughly discussed by competent authorities, men who have had ex (* porience and know the operation of S. the U. S- Bonded Warehouse Act. Mr. Staff of the National Wool Warehouse and Storage Co., has been invited to address the meeting. This is an or ganization of sheep men and the warehouse is operating under Licen ses Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the U. S. Warehouse Act. both houses of congress has been vetoed by the president. This means (Continued on Page Foui'.) "The Fordney Tariff bill passed by .t Y" REPORT SHOWS INCREASED SERVICE ( Increased activity in all depart nients of the Y. M. C. A. and a cor .responding increase in the revenues Added Interest in All Departments But Particularly in Gymnasium Work * ed the institution as compared to last year was shown at the regular directors' meeting of the Y. M. C A., held Monday evening. The physical department showed that far more peo pie are availing themselves of the gymnasium privileges and activities in al lines of sport are commanding mere interest each month. At the business session of the meet inr a change was made in the insur ante cn the building. Hitherto* $40, 000 has been carried on the entire plrnt but this was changed to read $25.^ • on the building and $4,000 on the equipment. L. W. Truitt resign ed as a director and William Hoi longsworth was elected to succeed him. A committee on the summer boys' camp was appointed ccnsistm? of R. M. Esgar, C. S. Kenyon and O. A. Lynn. Sec. J. H. Williams' report show ed a membership of 582 for the five months of the current year, which started October 1. This membership is divided as follows: Sustaining 39, business men 129, senior 36, college students 129, high school students 65, grade schools 100, women 69, girls 33, making donations 82. The receipts for the month of February were $959,5.. against $551.85 for the corres ponding month of last year. For the five months of the current year the receipts were $8,391.82. For the cor-* responding five months of the previ ous year they were $4,938.22. The estimated receipts from March 1 are $3,726, and the estimated expenses $7,477, leaving a balance of $3,752 to „ 60 made up by friends of the institu tion, The budget is $3,000 less than the directors anticipated for the year. Report of the physical director, W. B. Maddox, showed that during February there were 485 men, 728 (Continued on Page Four.) a •» ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ 1 ♦ » »* : • 44 ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦ 4 AUTOS "BORROWED" DURING TOURNAMENT ♦ *4 44 The Bozeman police force *• was busy practically all night 3 Saturday locating cars which 1 3 had been taken from the col lege grounds during the final game of the basketball tour * » »♦ 44 :: ■- • 4 > «4 *■ ♦ ! ♦♦ nament. As soon as the games ** for the evening were ov< r hur- t* ry calls began to come into 3 tiie police office, five different 3 owners finding their cars missing when they came to go 3 home. Chief Robertson and 3 his men searched the town and 3 recovered every car. No ar- 3 rests were made as the cars *5 were found intact with even 3 the robes and garments left ♦ 4 44 ts 3 j ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 3 3 3 1 3 <-♦ >♦ 3 j n them. The only damage 3 3 reported was to one car which 3 ! 3 wag not found until late and 3 j 3 as a result the radiator was " i 3 frozen, n n j « » XX n n n , ...— ♦♦ :: j 3 1 j l[f|P 1 T'IfllT A I. IIP1T 1 V 1111 /\ I |||ii/\| Ml ll '"v/lllUiiilL IT I LB 1 n ♦ 4 ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ 44 ■ irîppîT PI F I FI 11« I /\|l||r|l Kir I 111 Lull ill Lilt 1 ILLU i Added Courses for Ex-Service Men Will Be Offered at College Next Year , ■ Leif Fredericks, supervisor for the Montana district of the Federal Board of Vocational Education spent Monday and Tuesday in the city con sulting with the vocational men at the college in regard to their work and looking into a prospective plan for the enlargement of the work to be given at the local institution for the benefit of these ex-service men. According to Mr. Fredericks there will be more special courses given at the college next year in what might be called a pre-vocational line. In other words some of the men who are taking the vocational work are deficient in their preparatory courses and it is the intention of the govern ment to give special work along these elementary lines. This will be called a guidance school. There is already one special instructor at the college in this line and it is expected that j next year w i,i see a nee d f or two or j three. Mr Federicks also said it was î the hope of the board to establish I for these vocational men certain j courses that are not now given at the j college, courses laid along practical ■ iiftes and that if this comes about the board will furnish both instructors and equipment to the local institution. Mr. Fredericks says there are at present some 90 men taking vocation ( al work at the college and it is ! expected that there will be at least 150 next year. There are some 450 vocational men receiving training in the state at the present time and in addition there are in the neighbor hood of 500 mere whose applications | have been approved but who for per ! sonal reasons have not yet availed ; themselves of the opportunity. The 1 men at the college now are doing j good work and progressing rapidly, j More vocational men are enrolled at the State university, than at any other mately 100 men there, most of them taking forestry. Of the men at the college the major part are taking ag riculture, though there are some en | gineers. state institution, there being approxi It is the idea of the board ! to secure practical training for these j men during the coming summer , months. j —-- CHAMBER APPOINTS 1 ■ i NEW COMMITTEES 1 Working Committees for Coming Year Are Appointed The Bozeman chamber of commerce has appointed its chief working com mittees for the coming year, the ■»ersonnel of the different committees being approved at the recent meeting cf the board of directors. Two other main committees are yet to be ap pointed, the aviation and the tourist. As it is through committees that the major portion of the work of the c hamber will be done during the next year, these appointments have im portant bearing on what will be ac complished by the body. The committees follows: Finance and budget committee; F. O- Wilton, chairman; A. G. Ber thot, George Cox, L. W, Truitt, J. A. Harader, secretary. Committee on dairying; J. P. Fabrick, chairman; G. L, Mar lin, A, E. Westlake, S. W. Collett, ' (Continued on Page Five) r;|DlX0N ASKS FOR MANY IMPORTANT BILLS NOT PASSED AT THE REGULAR SESSION Battle in Special Session of Legislature Is Between Dixon and Re actionary Members of Senate. Tom AiTnur Is Ac cused of Peddling Votes of Legislative Body. Some Few Measures Pass. 1 (Exclusive to the Courier.) Helena, March 15—Having* had, in addition to the legislative sugges tions conveyed in three separate mes sages from Governor Dixon, all the excitement attendent upon the sen ate's investigation of alleged trading of votes upon the tax commission and oil production tax measures, the extraordinary session has been one j of considerable interest during the past week, Much time and attention has been given by the members, particularly the senators, in the Investigation of the statement attributed to Thomas Arthur, the main oil lobbyist, to the effett that h e had found it necessary to "trade" or "deliver" five votes in the senate and nine in Uie house up on these matters. The alleged state ment was made at a meeting in the tea room of the Northern hotel at Billings on the day upon which the legislature convened in extra session and which was attended by a party of Billings businessmen with a view to taking steps to protect Billings from loss of trade as a result of the stand of the Yellowstone county dele gation in opposition to a low oil tax. The matter was called to the at tention of the legislature in the first message of Governor Dixon, deliver ed last Tuesday, and resulted in a committee being appointed which has conducted daily hearings and since has summoned and examined all the men who were present at the Billings meeting. The evidence, taken in pub lic, has been very contradictory al though most of the witnesses testi fied that Mr. Arthur made some re marks relating to the delivery of votes upon the oil measure. Some of them testified he referred to his work before the regular session, others that he was referring to what could be done at the extra sessioik, some did not hear the statement and none of them was able to agree with the others as to positively what he did say. When he took the stand Mr. Arthur absolutely denied having made the statement credited to him, denied that he had participated in any trad ing of votes and insisted that no trading had been placed. He admitt ed that he had said at this meeting "We have got Mr. Dixon where we can crucify him and By will do it practically completed but the commit tee has not yet prepared its report. A committee has been appointed in the house to investigate and report in connection with the suggestion that nine house votes wepe involved but it is awaiting the completion of the senate investigation before tak we The investigation is mg any steps. Governor Dixon in his message ask ed for a tax upon oil production larg cr than the one per cent tax im posed during the regular session; YELLOWSTONE TRAIL WILL BE IMPROVED Commissioners Plan Changes in Road Over the Mountains Monday morning County Çommis sioneers Moore, Duncan and Dai'lin ton took the train to Livingston for a conference with the Park county commissioneers relative to improve ments of the trail between Bozeman and Livingston. At the present time the trail is practically impassible during the winter months owing to enow which drifts over the road where the road is above the tunnel. The engineers of the state highway commission believe that they can re construct the road and by changing .some three miles can build a highway that will have no trouble, with the snow. In addition to this the pro posed new highway will eliminate two dangerous grade crossings, one at either end of the tunnel. In order to build this road the lo cal commissioneers are to cooperate with the commissioners of Park coun ty and together the two boards will seek government aid for the project. It this is secured the cost* will be ITeatly lessened. In addition to the government aid it is thought that the elimination of the two grade crossings will be of sufficient interest to the Northern Pacific for that rail road to aid materially in 4he constru ction of the new road. As yet the plans for the change are purely ten tative, but it is the hope of the com missioners that the construction can be undertaken this summer. asked for a more scientific inheri tance tax than had been passed dur ing the regular session; condemned the Dearborn "blue sky" law and presented a communication from the board of railroad commissioners which was authorized to administer the law in which the board held the law to be a joke; called attention to a serious defect in the common car rier oil pipe line bill; asked for the abolishment of one judgship in the Fifth judicial district; asked for ade Quate machinery for the carrying out c f the tax laws in lieu of the lax -commission which had been defeated in the regular assembly; and want ed a larger appropriation for the tub erculosis sanitarium. He returned with his veto the five cents per barrel tax bill upon cement, which he held to be unreasonable and asked for a measure carrying a low er tax; and requested that the legis lature give the attorney general some reasonable law to permit him to en force the provisions of the prohibi cion law. A second message was transmitted to the assembly last Thursday in which the governor asked that the ad ministration of the corporation license tax law be taken from the state treas urer and placed in the hands of the board of equalization; asked, that an appropriation be made to pay Frank Woody, former deputy attorney gen eral, for his services in drawing bills at the request of the governor; ask ed for an appropriation for the mak ing of repairs to the capitol build ing, and for a bill providing for the appointment of members of the na tional committees of the various part ies. Still another message was deliver ed to the assembly on Monday of the present week in which the governor asked passage of a bill accepting the provisions of the federal - aid highway law; asked for a new measure for distribution of the state's share of money collected by the federal govern ment in royalties, bonuses and rent als on public lands; asked an additi onal appropriation of $ 10,000 to buy land for the schools for deaf and blind at Boulder; asked for the cor rection of ovei'sights in general ap propriation measures by authorizing the board of examiners to administer lump appropriations; and asked that appropriations be made to çovsr de ficiencies aggregating $10,364 which had been overlooked during the regu lar session, Already bills covering many of the matters contained in the messages, including those in the xnessar-c of yesterday, have been introduced and are in process of passage through the asscmbly. The house has already passed on third reading the oil production tax measure which was introduced with (Continued on Page Ten.) BUTTE GIRL WINS SPEAKING CONTEST | 1 j Helen McGregor Is Victor in Annual Contest Miss Helen McGregor of Butte high school won first place in the ex temporaneous speaking contest held in connection with the basketball tournament, speaking on the subject The gentleman's agreement has fail ed to solve the Japanese immigration problem of the United States." Ar chie Blair of Forsyth won second and William Barney of Helena places third. The contest was held in the audi torium of the Emerson high school on Saturday afternoon, President Atkin son of the college presiding. Music 4 4 was furnished by the college orches tra. The judges were Miss Hazel Ward, Custer county high school; Miss Ruth Sweat, formerly of Teton county; W. L. Beam,, Beaverhead county high school; H. H. Blanchard, Anaconda high school and G. A. Ket cham of the Missoula high school. Miss McGregor had a most pleasing delivery, speaking easily and making the most of the points she gave. The winning gives her a gold medal and a wour year's scholarship at the Mon tana State college. Archie Blair spoke on the subject, California's anti-alien land laws are justified." His subjeefc-was well han dled, and his appearance and de livery were both good. Barney discussed the subject "The chief foreign obligation of the Uni (Continued on Page Ten.) * .. William n n n « ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ; ♦♦ 4» r: 3 BOND ISSUE OFFERED 3 BY GALLATIN COUNTY 3 :: :: The county commissioners ** have decided to readvertise *♦ 3 the issure for $125,000 road J* tt bonds for permanent highway j ♦♦ ♦♦ improvement that were offer- « 3 ed seme time ago but which wore not -sold at the first ad 3 vertisement. These bonds are in the shape o'f ♦♦ permanent road bonds bear ing 6 per cent interest and 3 are of ten years' life with the privilege of redemption at the end of five years. The sale ;î « ! ♦♦ 1 R 1 ** j tt of the bonds will take place 3 j U ♦♦ 3 on April 18th X not As yet it is 3 1 fully determined just ♦♦ where the money derived from 3 3 this sale will be used, though 3 in a general way its use was 3 l* specified at the election which 3 permitted the issue. 3 :: :: « :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ! j j j WILL ACCEPT OFFICE 'TIL CHANGE COMES Old City Officers Willing to Serve Until City Manager Is Voted On As a result of the fact that no pri mary election for city officers was held in Bozeman this spring, the only recourse left for nomination the may or, city treasurer, police judge and aldermen is by petition. At a meet ing held Monday and attended by the heads of the two county central com mittees and a number of men inter ested in promoting the city-manager form of government in Bozeman the local situation was thoroughly can vassed and pending the election and installation of a city manager, the present mayor and council have given their permission to their being nomi nated by petition and will, if elected, serve until such time as the city manager form of government takes effect. I | up and sufficient signatures obtained to submit the question of a city man ager to the people at a special elec tion, to be held at no distant date. It is believed that the matter will car Petitions have already been drawn ry and if this is so it would be the height of folly to elect a new mayor and aldermen to run the city for the few months that will elapse before the new manager takes hold. When this matter was put up to the mayor and the four retiring alderman they consented to run again with that un derstanding- As it takes several months for an alderman or mayor to become conversant with the details of tlm duties imposed, the heads of the central committees and others who j are interested in civic affairs believe it far better for the old officers to hold over than to attempt to put new men in for so short a time. There was some hesitancy among the retiring officers about permitting their names to be used again, as the mayor and the four alderman all wish to be relieved of the duties of their offices, but when the matter was put to them in the light of civic welfare and as a temporary arrangement, they consented. As a result there will be no party tickets in the field and the following will be named by petFie n fer the city eTice;:: Mayor— C. W. Sweet. Treasurer—Frank W. Kyle. Police judge—George W. Ellis. Aldermen—First ward, Paul Da (Continued on Page Four.) BOOTLEGGER DRAWS , FOUR MONTHS IN JAIL Man Convicted By Jury Is Given Sentence By District Court Frank Rossi, an Italian of Trident, found guilty by a jury in the district court of selling whiskey at Trident, was sentenced Saturday by Judge Law to serve four months in the coun ty jail. It was the original intention of the judge to ostpone the sentence of Rossi until after the trial of Pas quale Melito, charged with the same offense, but when the county attor ney asked;to have the Melito case dis missed for lack of evidence the judge decided to sentence Rossi at once. In sentencing Rossi Judge Law said that he believed the jury had come to the right conclusion in the case. The judge said that there was no evi dence that there had been a general distribution of liquor, but that it \yas a dangerous thing to handle at any time. Rossi had no comments to make and will begin his sentence at once. BILLINGS VICTOR L Defeats Forsyth for Championship in Slow Game. Dillon in Third Place After nine years of effort the Bill ings high school basketball team 'again won the interscholastic cham pionship of Montana at the college Saturday night when they defeated Forsyth 22 to 8 in one of the slowest j final gaines ever staged at the big j high school event. Billings won the 1 first championship ten years ago but (were never able to repeat until last week. The real deciding game of the tournament was in the semi-finals when Billings played Dillon, last year's champions and won by the score of 16 to 12 . Chai'acterized by many upsets of the dope sheet and featured a number of close games, i the tenth annual tournament of the ! college was*one of the best yet held j by the local institution, j The sixteen teams which came to j Bozeman to contest for final honors on the floor this year consisted of Billings, Helena, Forsyth, Butte, Dar by, Missoula, Wolf Point, Libby, Sweet Grass, Gallatin, Whitehall, Dil lon, Teton, Choteau, Flathead and Dawson. The tournament was a straight elimination contest and the ifnal order of the teams were Bill ings, Forsyth, Dillon, Sweet Grass, Libby, Helena and Darby in the ord er named. The other teams failed to qualify for the ranking positions The attendance this year was better and even for the preliminary games the gymnasium was almost full. There was not enough room to begin to hold the crowds that attended both Friday and Saturday evenings. Even the morning games were well attend ed and on Saturday morning, when the semi-finals were played, stand ing room in the gymnasium was at at the tournament, the Billings team i that won and the Dillon team last y ear » s victors. Unfortunately these t wo teaihs both were drawn in the a premium. Two teams stood above the rest upper frame of the tournament and met in the semi-finals instead of the deciding game of the event. The other teams that qualified for the final ranking were all strong aggre gations and with different breaks in the luck and less over confidence on the part of one or two teams, the (Continued on Page Four.) CLEANING COUNTY OF TUBERCULAR COWS County Agent and Federal Officers Are Working to Give Gallatin Clean Herds With four federal veterinarians working with him, County Agent R. E. Bodley is busy endeavoring to finish Jiis campaign of cleaning the county of ail tubercular cows. Bod dey's is a race .against time, for when the weather breaks and the far mers are busy with spring work they cannot be expected to stop to test ! their cattle, indeed the cattle them 1 selves will be turned out to pasture, j hence there remain but a few weeks | or even less in which the veterinar ians can work, Just now the men are working in ths Manhattrn country, taking a dis trict at a time. Mr. Bodley is going ahead organizing the districts for the work and getting the cattle run in so that the work can go forward rapidly. With the exception of one locality, where some 20 head of tubercular cattle were discovered, but few ani mals show any reaction to the tests. Several thousand cattle in the county have been tested and the per cent of the cattle showing this disease is so small that it encourages the work, that Gallatin county may have an ab solutely clean bill of health. The work necessitates two trips to every farm, one when the cattle are injected with the serum and a later one to determine if there are any reactors. The cattle are in no way injured by the treatment and if there are any reactors the farmer is paid for them at their assessed valu ation. In other words if he has put his cattle in at the full value to the county treasure—as of course we all have—he needs fear no loss. Farmers interested in having their cattle tested, the work is free, should call Mr. Bodley at hia office and make arrangements with him. It is to the advantage of everyone to have an en tire district tested at one time, for not only will such a method wipe out all the existing disease, but it will save Mr. Bodley and his assistants much time.