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VOL. 51.
Documents Submitted Calling for
Vote on City Manager Form of
Government and Containing
Signature of More than 25
Per Cent of Voters
City Officials Announced Last Week
Declared Officially Elected
The first really decisive in the pro
cedure to put the question of the
city manager form of government be
fore the people of Bozeman, to be
decided by their votes, was consumat
ed last Thursday evening at the coun
cil meeting when petitions bearing
the signatures of more than 25 per
cent of the qualified voters of Boze
man were given to the council. The
petitions ask for the submission of
the question to the vote of the people
and they were accompanied by a certi
ficate of J. H. Harris, county clerk
and recorder, stating that he
c hecked them with the voting list and
found them to be correct. The mayor
was authorized to appoint a commit
tee to look into the petitions, see that
their form and the names were cor
rect and report at the next meeting,
at which time, providing the commit
tee finds everything so far done is
legal and dates of the election will
be fixed and other details arranged.
This action practically finishes the
preliminary work in getting the mat
ter of the city manager form before
the people for their decision. A few
legal steps must be taken, as outlin
ed above, but the matter will soon be
decided one way or another.
A canvass was made of the votes
at the recent city election and the
returns as published in the Courier
last week were found to be correct
with the exception that one mistake
in the library vote was f*und which
made a difference of 20 votes in fav
or of the libi-ary tax, thus making
its final majority 412. The returns
as canvassed by the council showed
that E. J. Parkin was elected mayor;
Frank Kyle, city treasurer; E. A.
Franks, police magistrate; W. E.
Rider, alderman from the first ward;
Frank Gray, alderman from the sec
ond ward; Amos Hall, alderman from
the third ward and Fred F. Willson,
alderman from the fourth ward.
The appropriation ordinance for the
fiscal year of 1921, allowing the dif
ferent city departments the same rev.
enue as last year, was introduced and
read for the first time,
ferred to the finance committee.
A resolution was introduced and
ceived the
It was re
unanimous support of
t lose present to permit the deposit
of certain sums in the cemetery fund
to provide for perpetual care of ceme
tery lots. The money will be deposit
ed in Bozeman banks and the
from it will be used for the
(Continued on Page Four.)
June 14 Will Be Day When Old Grad
uates of College Will Gather
on the Campus
There will be a meeting held, in
the grain room of the commercial
club Thursday evening, April 14, to
lay plans for the first big "home
coming" celebration ever held at the
college. The meeting is called by Miss
Mignon Quaw of the Montana State
College Alumni organization and if
the preliminary plans work out every
alumnus of the college within reason
able distrance of Bozeman will be
the campus on June 14 to attend the
big celebration;
The plan is for the local alumni
of the institution to get behind the
home-coming" idea and perfect the
plans for the amusements and enter
tainments for their former school
mates- Miss Quaw is especially anxi
ous that every alumnus of the col
lege who is in Bozeman be present at
the meeting Thursday evening.
Until the meeting Thursday no defi
nite plans for the home-coming will
be worked out but it is felt that with
proper advertisement and notification
• a large number of the alumni and
former students of the college can be
induced to return to Bozeman for
the one day of the year set aside as
peculiarly their own.
At the annual election of the
Women Voters' league, held Monday
afternoon at the close of the regular
program. Mrs. H. A. Bolinger was
chosen to head the organization for
the comming year Other officers el
ected including Miss Leora Hapner,
vice chairman; Mrs. F. D. Wal<irof,
secretary and Miss. Mary Jones, tre
C. Dawes, Mrs. Louis Wessel, Mrs.
C- J. Sears, Mrs. B. B. Daniels and
Mrs. J. N. Kelly were elected as di
At the program of the afternoon,
Miss LilliUm Clark of Los Angeles,
sister of Mrs. E. Broox Martin, gave
a most interesting talk on "Ameri
canization", relating many instances
of her work in this line in Los Ange
les and illustrating her points with
many examples taken from the store
of her own experience. Following
Miss Clark, Mrs. C. N. Arnett led a
discussion on "Immigration" which
brought to light many interesting
viewpoints on this present important
question- Moving pictures received
their share of attention and at the
next meeting Miss Hapner will give
a report on the replies to question
airres i'ecently sent out with refer
ence to them.
Mrs. H. A .Buell, Mrs. W.
Bozeman people who have valuables
had best keep them under safe lock
and key if they wish to retain them
in their possession. The days when
anything could be left out and remain
undisturbed have gone. As for in
stance—Sunday night the barn of
James Carter at 517 North Bozeman
avenue was entered by burglars pry
ing off the lock and a number of
pieces of harness and other small
valuables were taken.
Sometime Saturday night petty
thieves entered the home of James
Fitzgerald on West Curtiss and stole
a Winchester pump gun. These two
are all the robberies that have been
reported to the police end the officers
are trying to locate the perpetrators.
From the looks of their work it is be
lieved that the robbers are amateurs.
John F. Work, Prominent Bozeman
Citizen and One of Earliest Pio
neers Victim of Paralysis
John F- Work, old time sheepman
and freighter and one of the earliest
pioneers in Montana died at his home
on South Grand avenue about five
o'clock this morning from the effects
of a paralytic stroke which affected
him several days ago. The death
of John Work marks the passing of
one of the most interesting pioneers
1 characters of Bozeman, as well as
one of the most interesting pioneer
of the community. A quiet, kindly
man, a good neighbor and a man
whose word was ever as good as his
bond, John Work took his last trail
west blessed* with the friendship of
all and the enmity of none.
The story of John Work's life reads
more like a tale of early western
fiction than the story of the adven
tures of a well known friend. He
came to Montana first in 1863, a time
when the west was at its wildest and
the complete story of his many ad
ventures would be an epic of the
growth and development of this west
ern country. He was born in Adams
county, Pennsylvania on June 30,
1835, near the scene of the historic
battle of Gettysburg. His parents
were John and Marie (Black) Work
and were of sturdy pioneer stock.
When he was a small boy he moved
with his parerits to Missouri and
here his childhood was passed. Mr.
Work's father was a '49 gold seeker
in California.
As early as 1857 he made many
overland trips with cattle from Mis T
souri to the St. Paul and Minneapolis
markets and i n 1859 he went to Col
orado over the Pike's Peak route,
coming back to Missouri the
On March 16, 1862 he and his fath
er started overland with
train, bound for California,
the train reached Stillwater, Wyom
ing, news of the Salmon River gold
discovery* reached it and the tidings
sent Mr. Work and his father to the
north. Reaching the Salmon river, the
Works did not like the looks of things
and journeyed on to Lewistown, Idaho
From here John Work went north to
Walla Walla, Washington where he
worked for the govemmetot for
time. The next year found him at
Placerville, Idaho and that fall he
worked as a teamster for the govern
\ ment and in such capacity came to
(Continued on Page Ten.)
a wagon
Commercial Club Plans to Posted
Dairy Industry and Bring About |
Breeding Good Cows
A second meeting of the committee®
on dairying of the chamber of com-fhave
. ,, . , . ^^.jfing
mei'ce was held at the chamber roomsJ
this week. Progress was reported«^^^
and plans of co-operation adopted, fori
the purpose of co-operating with thej
bureau and fanners
in the development of markets «^[this
dairy products. 1
The chamber committee adopted t e
policy of devoting its energies to the
general encouragement of the dairy
industry in the county, and has begun,
the preparation of data for an.f 4 'f
tractive publicity campaign which
will advertise the resources and adap -
ability of the country surrounding^
Bozeman, as a dairy section. In co
operation with the United States de
partaient of agriculture, the commit
tee will also encourage the building
up of pure bred herds, and the es
tablishment of silos.
J. P. tabnek. who is chairman of
the chamber committee, is also chair
man of, the joint dairy committee of
the county. A. E, WntUke, who is
a member of the chamber' committee,,
is also a member of the marketing
committee, representing the farmers.
It was brought out in the committee
meeting that the realtors association
and the chamber of commerce of the)
county would soon issue an attractive
pamphlet in which considerable space;
would be given in advertising Gallat-^
m county as a dairy section.
At one of the biggest Elk meetings
held in several months the new offij
cers for the coming years of the Boze
man lodge No. 463, B. P- O. E., were
installed Tuesday evening and eleven
new members were initiated. The fea
tnre of the installation was the fact
that Past Exalted Ruler George H
Wilson installed his own son, Glenn
Willson, as exalted ruler. This is
the first time in the history, of Mon
tana that a father, a past exalted rul
er, has installed his son into a similar
position in the lodge.
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Lack of Funds to Pay for Animals
Destroyed Halts Operations—Go
pher Campaign On
work in testing Gallatin county
cow's for tuberculosis was stopped
last Thursday on receipt of news that
funds for paying for condemned cat
tle were temporarily exhausted. Un
less word that more funds are avail
able comes within the next few days
work will be stopped until next fall,
when it is hoped that a finish to the
campaign can be staged and the coun.
ty given a clean bill of health in re
gard to bovine tuberculosis.
As a result of the work done by
Mr. Bodley and his assisting veterin
arians, about 50 per cent of the area
of the county, and in that is included
about 70 per cent of the bovine pop
ulation, has been covered. There are
some few scattered herds yet untest
ed in the area covei'ed, but these do
not amount to much. Remarkably
few reactors have been found among
Gallatin cows and it is hoped by those
in charge that the work can be com
pleted in the fall- At the present time
there is not a -county in the state
that has a complete tuberculin-free
record and with the good results ob
(Continued on Page Ten.)
R. C. Pollock, western organizer
for the American Farm Bureau Fed
eration, will" be in Bozeman Saturday
afternoon and will make his first
talk in Montana in the Gallatin court
house at one o'clock- As this is a
most important meeting in the wel
fare of the Farm Bureau in Gallatin
county, every member, in fact every
farmer in the valley is invited to be
present. * .
Farm bureau^ authorities in the
county will see to it that every mem
ber of the county executive com
mittee of the Farm Bureau, alU com
munity Farm Bureau chairman and
that a committee from each Farm
Bureau district is present to hear Mr.
Mr. Pollock proposes to outline the
organization plans of the Fane Bur
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Plan County Organization to Work in
Co-operation With State Fish
and Game Commission
Bozeman hunters and fishermen
been summoned to attend a ] n
in the grain room of the com- •«
w -j_. t oÎT-hf
JttiGrciftl club r rulay evening Ht eignt +*
a comprehensive j ^
sportsman's organization which will I
work i n cooperation with the new
«^[this part of Montana. This meeting
is being called by the committee ap
a t the last meeting to perfect
plang of organizat ion. )■
This committee, which consists of
Howard Welch, chairman, Fred i
Williams, Allen Cameron, E. L. Cur-'
and E> H> McBride, has had two
mee ti n g s since it was appointed and
now baVe a perfected plan ready to
bc subm jtt;ed to the many who will
be numbers of the organization. A
sefc of by . laws> some ' recommenda
t j ons f or tbe s t a te board and tenta
^j ve p ] ans f or j oca i activities have
been complet ed and it is hoped that
tbe final action of forming the local
assocîation will be completed Friday
The new state game warden has ex
pres3ed his wmingness t0 cooperate
with different local sportS man's as
sociationa a „ over the statc and a i s0
with the state association and it is
confjdent | expe cted that by forming
a , Mal association the wild life in
the Gallatin c an be preserved as it
nevcr before has been , while the
organization of the state fish and
game commission is not completed,
the local men interested in it believe
that Gallatin is entitled to a game
warden and it is thought that the lo
cal association's recommendations
w jn g 0 f ar j n secUP ing the appoint
a .-jnent desirable applicant. The
( local association also wants a fêpre
scnlative on the state fish and game
At the Friday night meeting M. S.
Carpenter of Belgrade, secretary of
the State Sportsman's association will
be present to answer all questions
and help with the organization work.
Everyone who enjoys tramping the
game trails, hunting with either gun
or camera or fishing in our mountain
streams is cordially invited to bb
present at the meeting.
Work of Year Just Getting Started—
Outline of Work Offered Gal
latin Young Folk
The indications are good for a large
enrollment of boys and girls in the
club work in Gallatin county under
the supervision of the County Club
Agent Ross Johnson. Mr. Johnson is
instructor of vocational agriculture
in the county high school, and his
spare time is devoted to the organi
zation and directing of the club work.
There have been 126 enrollments al
ready, without much solicitation. The
work is part of the Farm Bureau
program and is being organized in
a more standardized way in each com
munity, with the assistance of a Lo
cal leader appointed by the Farm
Bureau in the locality. It therefore
behooves every boy and girl who is
interested in this commendable work,
to get in touch with the leader ap
pointed by their local Farm- Bureau
organization, and boost their com
munity, with the assistance of a lo
ready been provided with the neces
sary support, financially, and it is
assured that the boys and girls will
have just as liberal prizes, and op
(Continued on Page Ten.)
A meeting of the transportation
committee of the chamber has been
called at 8 o'clock, Thursday evening,
for the purpose of outlining definite
plans of procedure In an attempt to
extend the Menard branch of the Mil
waukee railroad from Menard to the
main line- It is anticipated that a
research and survey of freight ship
ments in and out of Bozeman, will be
one of the necessary steps.
Undoubtedly a sub-committee will
be detailed to go over the ground of
the proposed link—a distance of about
twelve miles—in conjunction with the
farmers of this territory, with the
view of securing a right of way.
The chairman of the transportation
committee has announced the meeting
to be open to all shippers, and their
attendance is urged. It is considered
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Board of Education Meets in Helena and Decides to Spend
1,000,000 of Bond Issue on Bozeman Institution. Engineering
Building, Shops, Gymnasium, Biology Building and
Heating Plant Proposed for This Year
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Proposed buildings at state 8 j
8 schools and estimated costs:
At Missoula university $1,- 8j
5f !
8 000 , 000 .
8 ,
Heating plant.
Forestry building.
Residence hall for women.
Residence hail for men.
Equipment and repairs for 8 |
8 present plant. 8
At Bozeman agriculture col- 8
8 lege, $1,000,000. 8
Engineering building. 8
Engineering shops building. 8
Heating plant. /
Biology building.
Equipment and repairs for 8
At Butte school of mines, 8
metallurgical 8
Stadium, estimated cost $35,- 8
8 present plant.
8 $235,000.
8 building, now under construe- 8
8 tion.
8 000 for building only.
At Dillon normal school, 8
Total expenditures, $2,260,- 8
8 $25,000.
Repairs and extension to 8
8 dining room and kitchen to 8
8 provide for enlarged summer 8
8 school attendance.
8 000 .
Film of Middle Creek, West Gallatin |
and Bozeman Roundup to Be
Shown in Big Montana Cities
Following their successful showing
in Bozeman the pictures of Middle
Creek, West Gallatin and the Boze
man roundup will be shown in the
other valley towns and then will be
exhibited in all the leading cities of
Montana.) In consequence the beau
ties of Bozeman scenery and the
thrills of the Bozeman roundup should
come familiar to hundreds of Mon
tanana who ha'Pe never been fortu
nate enough to step foot in the Gal
latin valley. Mr. Burr Clark, forest
superviser, in making this announce
ment, is enthusiastic over the adver
tising possibilities for Bozeman and
the Gallatin mountains
The pictures are being shipped to
Manhattan today, where they will be
shown tomorrow night, April 14. On
Saturday night they will be shown in
Belgrade and on Tuesday, April 19,
Three Forks will have its opportunity
to see them. In Three Forks the
pictures will probably be shown twice,
once in the afternoon in connection
with the Arbor Day celebration and
once again in the evening. At theii
afternoon showing Mr. R. P.
Laughlin, of the public relations
vice of the forestry department, will
J?e the speaker. Three Forks is said
to be planning an extensive Arbor
Day celebration.
From Three Forks the pictures will
be shipped to Butte and thence to
Helena, Great Falls, Anaconda and
Missoula. The films being in this
trip will be retained in the State and
will be shown from time to time in
all the principal cities of Montana.
The showing in the cities named will
be in connection with the Fire Prev
ention week campaign to be put
this month by the forest service.
The committee in charge of the
showing of the pictures in Bozeman
has made its report to the effect that
the total receipts of the two nights
amounted to $566,48, As there were
no expences. other than $1.60 (which
was born by the committee in charge)
this amount will bfc turned over to
the library intact- In the light of the
great expenses occurred as a mle in
all charity productions it is a bit re
freshing, in the opinion of mort peo
ple to know that the whole of their
money goes to the purpose for which
it was intended.
The showing of these splendid pict
ures in aU parts of Montana will be
of immense advertising vaine to Bo
(Continued on Page Ten.)
President Atkinson Hopes to Have all
Foundations Completed By Fall
The most important announcement
affecting Bozeman in several years
followed the recent state board of
education, meeting where expenditures
, totaling more than a million dollars
were proposed by the board for im
| provements at the Montana State col
lege. Following this action by the
j board, President Atkinson of the col
ieg e outlined the nature of the local
improvements at a special faculty
meeting held Monday afternoon. The
i state board adopted a tentative build
• ing program, which embraced four
j branches of the University of Mon
j tana, proceeds for such program arc
j to be derived from the $5.000,000
bond issue passed last fall. The board
1 will meet again on April 25 when a
formal lesolution embodying the pro
posed expenditures will be offered.
The total expenditures at the four
educational institutions will total $2,
There will be five large buildings
erected at the Montana State college
and it is the expectation of President
Atkinson and those in charge that
j work will be begun soon and the
foundations for the buildings will be
completed by fall. This will mean
* that in another year, or rather after
the next college year, the institution
will be equipped with ample space to
care for its constantly increasing at
The five buildings to be erected in
Bozeman include the main engineer
ing, the first unit of the engineering
shops, the gymnasium, the biology
building and a central heating plant.
The new engineering building will
be located on the east campus on.
ground recently purchased by the col
lege and will face west, making the
east sidç of the quadrangle of which
the àèrieultural and main buildings
form the other two sides- The build
ing will be of the same general na
ture of architecture as the first
section of the chemistry building,
erected last year, and it is under
stood that Fred F. Willson will be
the architect. The building will cost
$250,000 and the first section of the
engineering shops, which will be built
near it. will cost $100,000.
The gymnasium will be built south
of the main building, near the pres
ent location of the tennis courts. The
gymnasium will cost $225,00 and will
he the second largest building on the
It will be complete in all its
details ànd will afford college athetes
adequate facilities to pursue the dif
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Route of Paved Highway to Belgrade
Again Up for Discussion By
Rankin Ruling
According to report from Helena,
Attorney General W. D. Rankin is
reported to have rendered an opinion
regarding the diverting of
voted for road bonds from the use of
one road to another which may effect
the building of the state highway to
Belgrade, now under process of con
struction. Attorney General Rankin
is said to have told State Highway
Engineer Edy that when the people
of - a county vote a bond issue for
the particular work that is to be
done, the money raised for the bonds
cannot be diverted to the building of
any other road than the one designa
ted at the time of election as the
route upon which it is to be spent.
Last summer, when work was be
gun on the new Berlgade highway,
proceedings were started by those
living on parts of the present Bel
grade road, which will be cut off by
the route of the new highway, to
compel the road builders to build
the road on the present route. Judge
Stark, sitting for Judge Law, decided
that the county commissioners had
the right to change the route of the
highway to that desired by the state
engineers. This straight road eli
(Contssusd on Page Pour.)

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