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NUM7-ER 21
VOL. 51.
Inquiry Received Regarding Landing j
Field Available for Army Planes j
Army Men Planning to Photograph
and Mark Aerial Highway in
Northwestern States
Secretary Harader of the chamber
cf commerce is in receipt of a com-'
unication from Major B. M. Atkin
son, commanding the Mater Field at |
Sacremento, California, which states j
government planes will pro- j
that some
bably some to Bozeman this summer j
rhile photographing and marking an
aeiial route through the northwest
states and asking information re
garding the landing facilities avail
able- Enclosed in the letter was a
list of questions which have been fill
ed out and returned to the field head
The fact that the government is to
make an official survey of an areo
plane i'oute, coupled with the organi- j
zation of the Yellowstone Aero route, j
as reported in another column, shows
the increasing commercial importance
of a landing place in Bozeman and
emphasizes the need of completing the
fair grounds for that purpose at the
earliest possible date.
Bozeman landing field is complete it
will have official markers and all fa
cilities for proper landing of planes
and will be one of the best in the
When the
Following is the letter from Major
Atkinson, which is interesting parti
cularly in regard to the specifications
asked for by the government:
Sacramento, Cal., April 12, 1921.
Secretary, Chamber of Commerce,
• Bozeman, Montana.
Dear Sir:
It is contemplated sending a flight
of three airplanes from
through the states of California, Ne
this field
vada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Ida
ho, Washington and Oregon for the
purpose of photographing and map
ping an aerial route through those
In order that an itinerary of the
route may be prepared, it is necessary
to secure information as to suitable
landing fields, places where supplies
may be obtained, etc.
If you have a field at or near your
city that can be used to land our
planes in, it will be greatly appreciat
ed if you will fiil in on the attached
form any data you may be able to
give, with a sketch of the field on the
reverse side, or if available, a photo
graph. For the landing of one of our
planes, *a field free from overhead
obstructions, such as telephone and
high tension lines, très, etc., of at
least 1,800 feet in the direction of the
prevailing wind by 500 in width is
required. If possible, is should be 1,
800 feet square and such that an auto
mobile can be driven over it in all
directions at about 40 miles per hour.
It is suggested that you consult a
former Air Service pilot, if one is
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Little Matters of Importance Come
Up Before Last Official Meeting
■— »
of Present Body
The last regular meeting of the
city council during the office of the
present council was held Thursday
evening and proved to be a short,
featureless affair. At its close the
council adjourned to meet on Monday
evening, May 2, when Mayor-elect
Parkin and Alderman-elect Frank
Cray and We. E. Rider will take their
oaths of office and assume their re
spective chairs. At this meeting Mr.
Parkin will announce his list of ap
pointments, to the various city offices.
The offices to be filled by the new
mayor are city clerk, police chief,
policemen, water collector, street com
missioner, pailer, janitor, city engi
neer and one or two other'minor of
At the council meeting Thursday
night the first matter to come up
was in regard to the responsibility
for the maintenance of the bridge on
South Church street over the mill
canal. Superintendent A. J. Busch of
the Milwaukee appeared before the
council and read a letter from the
chief counsel of the road stating that
the railroad had no record of any
agreement for the maintenance of the
bridge and unless the city could show
a record of some agreement, either
(Continued on Page Ten.)
The officials of the Bozeman
pea cannery have already started
overhauling the machinery in the
local factory, preparatory to the
season's run of green peas. It has
been announced that some three
to four hundred acres of peas will
be planted in the valley this year,
which will produce something like
40,000 cans of peas. The company
expects a better and more stable
market for its goods than the past
year has furnished and looks op
timistically to the future of the
Surprise, Perfection, Horsford
and Rice's 13 are the chief variet
ies that will be planted this year.
The Surprise variety is the earl
iest, the others maturing at a lat
er date and thus keeping fresh
peas coming to the cannery as the
season advances.
Elementary School Children All Work
ing Out for Big Athletic Event
Annual Gallatin County Meet to Be
Held There May 6 and 7. Try
outs This Week
Recess hours in the country and
even the city schools of the county
arc no longer devoted to hide and
seek, onb old cat, pull-away and oth
er passing games. No, indeed. In
every school yard in Gallatin county
there gathers a resolute band of pu
pils determined to do their best for
their schools in the annual county
track meet, and these youngsters
practice at running, jumping and oth
er athletic stunts at every available
moment- Every rural and grade
school youngster in the county has an
ambition to win a prize at the big
track meet and in consequence the
ordinary games are forgotten and
strenuous competition is the idea of
the moment.
The big track meet will be held in
Belgrade on May 6 and 7, under the
auspices of the Rural and Grade
Teachers' association of Gallatin
county and all the elementary schools
of the county will take part. There
will be a track meet for rural boys,
a track meet for town boys, a track
meet for girds and a declamation con
test and a spelling contest. There
will also be a track meet and a de
clamation contest for the different
high schools of the county,
the plans that are being made by the
Belgrade people the meet will have
its usual success.
Preliminary contests are being held
this week in the different school dis
tricts of the county to select those
who will take part in the finals at
the county meet. The schools have
been grouped into 14 districts and
each district may send a track team
of five boys and five girls, one con
testant for the declamatory contest
and three for the spelling. In order
to take part in the competition the
pupils must have a grade of 75 or
Reports of the preliminary
try-outs are being sent to Principal
Allan Carman of the Belgrade schools
and the standardization records
to be forwarded to the office of -the
county superintendent.
The 14 districts in the county, with
the directors of the same and the
schools included in the district have
(Continued on Page Ten.)
State Convention of Montana to Be
Held Here in May
Bozeman will be the scene of anoth
er state convention on May 19 to 26
when the Seventh Day Adventists of
the local congregation as well •
those of Helena, Great Falls, Butte,
Billings, Forsythe, Kalispell, Havre,
Livingston, Missoula and other places
in Montana will attend the annual
convention of the Montana conference
of that denomination, which will be
held at Mount Ellis academy east of
the city. The Adventists are making
extensive plans for the convention
and expect one of the largest gather
ings in the history of the organiza
tion in this state,
Elder Charles Thompson of Wash
ington, D. C., will be present and will
take a prominent part in the proceed
ings. He will lecture on the tour he
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Teachers In Local Institution Get
Boost of Five and Six Per Cent
Head of State University Resigns and
Clapp Appointed in His Place as
Increases in salaries averaging ap
proximately five or six per cent for
members of the faculties of the four
greater institutions of the -University
of Montana—university at Missoula,
college at Bozeman, normal school at
Dillon and the school of mines at
Butte—have ben decided on by the
state board of education in session in
Helena, April 25th.
The teachers' tenure regulations for
these institutions, governing the con
duct of instructors, the mode of elec
tion and other matters, have been re
Dr. E. O. Sisson has presented his
resignation as president of the State
university, giving failing health and
his desire to teach and write as the
reason. Dr. C. H. Clapp, president of
the school of mines, has been elected
in Dr. Sisson's place. Dr. Clapp's
chair at Butte remains vacant- He
will take charge at Missoula on Sep
tember 1, 1921.
Tuesday afternoon the board con
sidered the rehabilitation plan pre
sented by Miss May Trumper, super
intendent of public instruction, who
is a member of the board. The plan
is to reclaim persons in industry in
capacitated by injury or occupational
diseases. There is a federal appro
priation of $5,000 and a state appro
priation of $10,000 for the work.
Someone to take charge of this work,
under direction of G. B. Edwards,
state director of vocational training,
will be appointed.
Apportionment of the first issue
of the $5,000,000 bonds will be made
tentatively for the industrial school,
the girls' vocational school, the or
phans 1 home and the school for the
deaf and blind.
Plans for the annual junior Farm
Bureau boys' camp, similar to the
one held at the college last summer,
are being perfected by State Leader
Potter, working in cooperation with
County Agent Bodley. As yet it is
no definitely decided whether or not
thei'e will be a boys' camp this year,
the decision resting largely with the
parents of the youngsters. If there
are sufficient applications to make
the camp a success it will be held.
The camp this year may be an ex
lusi\ o Gallatin county affair or again
Park, Madison, Jefferson and Broad
water counties may combine with
Gallatin to make the camp. Boys
between the ages of 12 and 16
eligible to go to the camp. The mat
continued on Page Ten.)
Every day that the weather per
mits the athletes at the Mont. State
college are busy, working for places
on the two teams that will represent
the local ihstitution this spring. Coach
Graves is taking presonal charge of
the baseball men and C. O. Glisson,
one of the best known track coaches
in the northwest and for several years
successful coach at the Gallatin high
school, has charge of the track ma
In baseball the prospects look fair
ly good for a winning team. If the
weather stays good enough to per
mit outdoor work and if the recruit
pitchers come through as they should
Coach Graves' nine should be able to
cross bats with any college aggrega
tion in the northwest.
There has been a liberal turnout of
baseball aspirants this spring and al
though the weather has been a handi
cap to much outdoor work, still the
men are in fair condition considering
how little they have been on the dia
mond. The battery men have been
working out for some time and the
rest of the squad are now getting out
every evening that weather conditions
permit. For the position behind the
plate Graves has two dependable men
in Alquist, first string catcher last
year and Atterbury. Alquist did good
work on Powell's team last year and
Atterbuiy is one of the fastest col
lege catchers Tn the business. Heaving
the pill the college has Zuck, who
Several Alleged Bootleggers and
Moonshiners Answer "Not Guilty
A1 Pease Arraigned Wednesday Morn
ing. Ellison and Randall Are
Out on Bond
dominating a week of activity in the
pursuit of alleged bootleggers and
moonshiners the sheriff's force, in the
perosn of Zade Morgan, undersheriff,
arrested A1 Pease Tuesday afternoon
on a warrant charging him with boot
legging. Pease was taken to the coun
ty jail and had his hearing this morn
ing before Justice E. A. Franks.
The hearing was brief and to the
point- Justice Franks read the com
plaint and asked Pease what he had
to say on the matter.
"Not guilty", replied Pease.
The justice then bound him over to
the district court. Pease asked Jus
tice Franks what he could do in the
matter of securing bail, Judge Law
being out of town for a few days.
Justice Franks looked up the legality
of the matter and finding that it was
within his jurisdiction, fixed the
bonds at $500. —'
Willis Randall, who was arrested in
connection with a whiskey still found
on his place a week or so ago by the
sheriff's force and the federal pro
hibition officers, was arraigned in the
district court Thursday. An informa
tion had been filed against him by
County Attorney Bunker charging
him with the manufacture of moon
shine whiskey.
Judge Law asked the man if he was
ready to plead but informed him that
ho had 24 hours to consider the mat
ter under the law. He admitted that
the still was found on his place but
said that he did not make the
whiskey. The court told Randall he
had better consult an attorney be
fore making his plea and he was
taken back to jail.
On Friday Randall was again
brought into court and plead not
guilty to the offense. He was later
admitted to bail, the amount being
$750. His brother, W. A. Randall,
and George Ping went on his se
Charles Ellison of Logan, who was
arrested Tuesday night on his ranch
near that place by the sheriff's force
and two federal prohibition officers
and on whose ranch was found the
most complete moonshine still yet dis
covered in the county, was released
on bail Thursday morning, Judge Law
fixing the bail at $750. R. L. Bryant
and W. M. Carpenter, neighbors of
Ellison, went on his bond for this
sum. Ellison left for his home Thurs
day afternoon.
pitched some last year and Kuhns
with Rassley running them a close
race- Pigg, who was the star pitcher,
last year, is not in school. Chesnut,
Mink, Bell, Patterson and Johnson are
all likely looking twirlers who have
had some experience and from among
the string it is likely that two or
three first class men will be develop
Frist base will be well cared for
by any of several men. Big George
Finley, tfho caught and played in
the outfield last year is showing up
well, Alquist holds down the bag in
good shape when not catching and
Sutherland and Schrupp are also in
the running.
The balance of the infield is equally
good. Little McCarren is again ca
vorting around the short stop position
and Fox, Watts and Rassley are
having a pretty race for the other in
field positions- In the outfield there
is a wealth of candidates. Robertson,
Jacques, Lawton, Alquist and Finley
are all showing well and several more
candidates have not been out often
enough to get much line on their
ability. Coach Graves is looking for
hard hitting outfielders and this will
count much in the final selection.
With a wealth of good materia!
out in many of the events and a short
age in others Coach Glisson of the
track team has perhaps better pros
pects than have greeted any other
(Continued on Page Ten.)
At a meeting held in Bozeman
last week the alumni association
of the Montana State college elect
; ed their oficers for the coming
i year and laid plans for the re
union that is to be held at the
The follow
Mrs. j
Ray Collins, Butte, vice president; i
Ray Jones, secretary-treasurer; j
Ruth Sweat, corresponding secre
1 tary. The executive committee |
college on June 14.
ing officers were elected;
j Mignon Quaw, president;
elected consists of Prof. Edmund
Burke, J. C. Taylor and Mrs. W. I
D. Tallman.
Extensive plans for the reunion
are being formed and it is hoped
to get a majority of the former
students and graduates of the col
i lege back for the big day in June,
j when the cntire campus w ill bo
i turned over to these students of
' a f ormer day .
Captures State Title in Hard Tourna
ment Held in Butte "Y"
Last Year's Winners Unable to Stand
Pace Set by Locals, Who Win
Every Match Played
Playing their best and most con
sistent game of the season the Boze
man volleyball team won the state
volleyball tournament in Butte Sat
urday afternoon and evening by win
ning handily from Great Falls, Hel
ena and Butte. Great Falls, last year's
winners, were second and lost only to
the local team. With the champion
ship goes a valuable trophy which will
be hung in the trophy room of the lo
cal Y. M. C. A, This is the second
time the Bozeman team has won the
state championship, the other suc
cessful year being 1919.
The first match of the tournament
was between Bozeman and Butte, and
in this, as in all other matches, the
winning team must win two out of
three games. Bozeman won the first
game easily but went to sleep during
the second one and Butte won that.
Stimulated by losing their ' second
game the Bozeman team put in their
best efforts and easily defeated the
Butte team in the deciding game of
the match. This match was played
Saturday afternoon.
The second match for Bozeman and
the one that was really the deciding
factor in the outcome of the tourna
ment, was played at eight o'clock in
the evening between the local and
Great Falls. The Great Falls team
had previously taken two games
straight from Helena and were confi
dent of defeating the Bozeman team.
The first game of the match was
close but Bozeman was playing too
good a brand of ball to be denied. Dur
ing the second game Bozeman took
its customary slump and Great Falls
won easily. The final game started
with a rush and despite wonderful
playing on the part of Abrams, the
Great Falls star, the local team had
little difficulty in annexing the long
end of the score.
Following a rest while Great
Falls defeated the Butte
teams took the floor for the last game
of the tournament. Both teams won
a match from each other earlier in
the season but the Bozeman team was
confident of winning. The first game
(Continued on Page Ten.)
and the Helena
Old Army Cut Worm Working in the
Western Part of County
The old and familiar friend of the
farmer, the army cut worm, that has
done untold damage to crops in every
part of Montana is again in the
wheat fields of Gallatin county ac
cording to reports from the Clarks
ton and Logan districts. These dis
tricts are the earliest part of the
county and the ravages of the worm
can be expected elsewhere as soon as
the season progresses a bit more.
In some places the cut worms are
not numerous, while in others they
are extremely thick. Unlike its
cousin, the pale western cut worm,
the army cut worm is rather easy to
kill and all farmers who find it in
their fields should not neglect it- In
some places in the county where
there is no winter wheat and the
(Continued on Pago Ten.)
«Highway for Aerial Travel Will Fol
low Course of Yellowstone Trail
Will Establish Landing Fields From
Chicago to Seattle to Help Com
mercial Flyers
The Bozeman chamber of commerce
has recently paid membership dues
in the new Yelowstone Aero route
and will thus be on the first regular
aero highway tè cross the northwest
ern states. The route has been form
ed to promote commercial flying thru
the state of Montana and thru the
country covered by the Yellowstone
Trail. Miles City people are largely
behind this new venture and practi
cally all cf the larger Yellowstone
Trail towns in the state are backing
the proposition. Landing fields will
be established by this new association
all the way from Chicago to Seattle
and it is hoped that these will serve
as a strong inducement to promote
flying in this part of the country.
In respect to landing fields Boze
man expects to have as good a field
as any in the country before the cur
rent summer is over. The old fair
grounds at the head of North Black
avenue will be converted into a land
ing field as soon as weather conditions
permit the proper working of the
ground. There is a draw in the field
inside of the race track that must be
graded in and the land will all need
rolling, but aside from the one ob
struction mentioned there are no
faults to be found with the new field.
For a time last year the field was
deemed too small for an official field
but the government has materially
altered its specifications as to the
size of the fields needed for landing
purposes, much smaller fields than
formerly being now acceptable. Owing
to its close promimity to the busi
ness district of Bozeman and freedom
from all obstructions which would
handicap landings, the field is deem
ed suitable in every sense.
Following is the letter from Wm.
G. Ferguson of Miles City, secretary
of the Yellowstone Aero route, which
tells in detail the object of the new
Miles City, Montana, April 22, 1921.
Chamber Commerce,
Bozeman, Montana.
On March 30th. the Yellowstone
Aero route was organized in Miles
City. The purpose of the organiza
tion is to establish a connected chain
,of landing fields from Chicago to
Seattle. We believe that you are ac
quainted with the rapidity with which
commercial flying is developing. If
we are to obtain the full benefit we
must be prepared for this and provide
adequate landing facilities.
Landing fields are as necessary to
the airplane as rails are to the rail
road- Our plans arc extensive. We
are now preparing blue prints show
ing the types of fields and markings
to be used. We will send one within
a short time- We expect also to send
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Poison Is Available at Cost to All
Farmers Who Will Kill Rodents.
Exterminators Named
While the progress of the gopher
extermination campaign has been go
ing on in a fairly satisfactory man
ner, still there are many landowners
who have so far neglected the work
and County Agent Bodley is most de
sirous that all who have not poisoned
their pet supply of gophers do so at
once that the county may be practi
cally gopher free by the end of the
current year.
In order to get at the gophers on
federal or state land that is leased
or that is adjoining faming land
County Agent Bodley has a supply of
gopher poison that will be given free
to any landowners who lease either
state or federal land or whose farms
adjoin either state or federal land,
provided the farmer has already pur
chased poison for big own land. The
object of this is to kill all the gophers
and yet work no hardship on any
farmer by forcing him to buy poison
to kill gophers on land now owned by
him to protect his own property. The
poison for any owned farm land is
available in practically every town in
the county and farmers may obtain
the same at actual cost.
(Continued on Page Ten.)

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