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, 1921.
VOL. 51.
Montana Woolgrowers Incorporated
and Board of Directors Named .
to Finance Members
The Montana "Wool Acceptance
company has recently been incorpor
ated and a board of directors named.
The acceptance company has named
its wool committee, C. H- Wil
S. McKernan,
liams. Deer Lodge;
Helena, and E. J. Bowman, Anacon
da and Dillon.
Control of the sale of all wools
handled through the acceptance com- !
pany will be in the hands of these !
three men, who are well known thru-,
out the state and have had abundant j
experience in banking and wool mat-j
ter?. Two of them hold similar of-j::
the Montana Woolgrowers' 1
ociation so that the two commit-11*
ties handling these wools for respec- j
panics arc practically iden
tical. The wool grower who does not \
desire an advance at this time should :
up the Montana Woolgrowers' [
tive t
association member marketing agree- j
nient. If he desires an advance at
shipping time ho should consult his |
local banker as to the method to be
pursued to secure an advance which j
would not be to exceed ten cents per (
pound on his wool. His local banker
can arrange through the acceptanc
company for three months and if the
wool is not sold at the end of that \
time a renewal of three months can
be had. The drafts will be discounted |
at the rate of interest which will not
exceed seven and one-half per cent
per annum.
The method of obtaining an ad
vance i , extremely simple and the
woolgrower should approach his bank
on the subject. In all coses where
the members have signed up the mar
keting agreement, the control of the
wool will be veliquished in favor of
the acceptance company.
Dealers are now soliciting consign
v ments and offering advances in some
cases up to fifteen cents per pound,
and are offering to purchase wools
at IS to 21 cents, some sales having
beep made at something over the lat
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Generally speaking the woolarow
er believes the offers made are in
adequate and that his wool should '
command a hi-her price and many are
preparing to ship their wools, as on I
the basis of actual sales made in oth- !
er states, and particularly in Utah
where wools are being handled free
ly at approximately twenty cents per
pound, the light shrinking wools in
Montana should command now, as
they always have in the past, several
cents more per pound. The wool
grower also realizes that any pur
chases made by dealers at this time
are with the expectation of a £ood
profit and where it is possible for
him to do so the woolgrower feels
that he should be entitled this season
particularly, to obtain all the wool
will command on the market when
sold to the mills less only the cost of
transportation and the reasonable
cost of handling. He has been so hard
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hit in short lamb crop, taxes, expen
ses and reduced prices during the
past two season that unless he does
get all the market offers it is going
to be still more difficult for him to
continue in business with any hope
of ultimate success.
(Continued cn Page Eight.)
Harry Nason, the 20-year-old son
of N. B. Nason of Manhattan, was
killed early Friday morning a few
jniles south of Willow Creek, when
his car turned over and the running
board caught him in the neck and
strangled him to death.
The young man w-as on his way to
Butte, hoping to secure work as a
■printer. He left Manhattan about 4
o'clock in a Ford car and such bag
gage as he would nteâ for his person
al wants. Passing through Willow
Creek about 10 minute- before five
* o'clock, he was noticed by Jesse
Capps, who was on horseback in a
field a short distance south of Wil
low Creek. Capps su : ?d that Na
son was driving very fast. Hearing
a crash, Capps leaked around and
saw the car standing on edge on the
side of the road. He rode over to
the fence, tied his horse and w-ent ta
the scene of the accident, a short dis.
tance from the fence, and found the
car on top of the man, whom he
thought was dead. He w r ent to an
adjoining farm about 100 yards
away and called Sam Lane, v/ho went
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Although the wet and cold weath
er of last week slowed up the werk
of the county agent in the hopper
campaign, it was renewed again this
week and the outlook is satisfactory.
Farmers of four communities have
combined in the fight and are mixing
and applying the poison. It is in
these locations that the grasshoppers
the worst in Gallatin county, and
the poison is rapidly thinning the
hoppers' ranks.
Last week the farmers of Pass
Creek mixed and spread poison, and
then Three Forks, South Sales
v in e an( j 15 farmers from the Walker
settlement west of Bozeman have
joined the crusade,
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The Bozeman chamber of
;♦ commerce has received a sup
*♦ p]y 0 f automobile tags bearing
the word "Bozeman." They
XX are a heavy steel sign, highly
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enameled in black and yellow,
and are designed to fit on the
:: regulation automobile license
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same bolts. These tags were
ordered by the chamber for the
purpose of advertising the
city and to give an attractive
and substantial s'gn to the au
Bozeman, especially
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îî auto trip out of town
those who may be going on an
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Gallatin county with a proposed
expenditure of $150 ; 000 for paving is
one of 310 states, counties, townships
and municipalities announced within
the past week as contemplating high
way improvement to a grand total of
More than $1,000,000,000 is avari
" blc ,? ot ; «»«J roads and streets in
: ' :y L ute< * states, fins sum, lanre
1" represents an mcrease over
revenues of l914 of only
ab ^ »»® ? er cent ; hrghway
traffic has increased 4o0 per cent
There are now 2-500,000 miles of
highways in the United States, of
which only an approximate 100,000
miles are improved with modern
pavements. When compared to sums
expended for luxuries by the pleasure
seeking public the American highway
and $1,650,000,000 for jewelry, per
f urnery and cosmetics. On the other
hand the sums spent for roads and
streets are seven times greater than
budget does not look so impressive.
The people of this country spend
$1,000,000,000 a year for candy, $3,
500)000 for automobiles, $11,000,000
OOOfor automobile tires, $1,275,000,
000 for gasoline, $1,500.000,000 for
carpets and rugs, $1,950 000,000 for
cigars, cigarettes, tobacco and snuff,
those expended for water supply im
provements, three times those for
sewerage work and fifteen times
those for bridges.
In connection with the road build
ing prograwi public officials are cast
ing about to find the types of pave
ment ^ est suited to their purposi
land best calculated to save money to
the taxpayers and those who use the
hlfchvvays * It now costs from $20,000
to $60,000 a mile to construct modem
paved highways, depending on the
dimensions of the pavement, the kind
of material used, and the local condi
tions encountered such as labor costs
sub-soil conditions. Naturally the
the purpose of the highway officiale
is to get the best for the least ex
penditure consistent with durability
an dservice.
"It is high time," says M. O. Eld
ridge, director of roads, American
Automobile association, "to pay more
attention to the effect of the various
road surfaces on motor vehicles in
stead of considering only the damage
by the motor vehicle to the road.
Compare, for instance, the smooth re
silence of Fifth avenue, New York,
(paved with sheet asphelt), with the
rough, gritty and flinty surface so
often encountered on country roads,
and try to imagine what a tidy sum
in tire bills would be saved if we
could all travel on avenue surfaces.
The saving in tire costs alone would
pay the difference in construction in
many instances."
Mrs. E. Potter of Manhattan, who
has fc~en a guest at the home of Mrs.
John White for several weeks, was
called to Des Moines, Iowa this week
by the serious illness of her mother.
Government Engineers Furnish Fig
ures for Amount Needed to Put
Road up Canyon
The government has finally com
pleted the estimate of the cost for
the proposed roadway up Middle
Creek canyon. According to the fig- j
ures of the engineers, it will cost ap
proximately $101,100, or an average !
The length of the proposed road is
14.3G5 miles, and the work on this
cost per mile of $7,038.
will probably be undertaken as soon
as the West Gallatin road is com
A year pgo a pai'ty of Bozeman
men interested in developing -the
beauty spots of Gallatin va 1 ley took
a trip into the heart of Middle Creek
canyon. A government photographer
was along and took a series of pic
turcs that are among some of the
best ever taken of scenery. The party
retumed enthusiastic and anxious to
open the beauty of the canyon to |
everyone. If the road is put in this I
will, be done.
Cost of excavation is the greatest
exnense in connection with the work [
—18,568 cubic yards of rock excava
tion costing $27,852, and 55,698 yards
of common excavation costing $33,-1
418.80; 3,086 cubic yards of excava
stion, unclassified $1,851, or a to
tal for excavation of over $63,000.
The cost of mefal pipe of various
sizes required is estimated at $7.476;
bridge material, not including bridge :
iron, $4,202; bridge iron in truss
bridges, $954; log brige abutments,
$2,596; crib filling, $150; 79,406 cu
bic yards of class A concrete, $2,382;
reinforcing steel, $656; dry nibble
headwall, $1,175.
The estimated cost of finishing the
earth road at $200 a mile is $2,875;
the cost of clearing 50.75 acres. $3,-1.
806; grubbing 25.38 acres, $2,538, and
engineering and contingent costs are
estimated at $9,050.
Goods Worth Two-Thousand Dbllars
Stolen Sunday Night From
Manhattan Mercantile Co.
The store of the Manhattan Mei^
cantile company in Manhattan was
broken into Sunday night, and jew
elry, watches, silk garments and oth
er valuables to the amount of practi
cally $2,000 in value were stolen. All
clues as to the identity .of the thieves
have been run down but so far have
not brought any results. Sheriff Es
gar and his force as well as the oth
er peace officers in the county are
conducting a thorough search for the
The burglary was discovered Mon
day morning when someone going by
noticed that the plate »glass window
in the door at the side of the store
had been broken. Manager H. C.
Hagalie was promptly notified by
Deputy Sheriff Davis of Manhattan.
An examination showed that the
thieves had secured an entrance to
the store by breaking the glass and
reaching through and unlocking the
door. Once inside they ransacked the
jewelry department, taking every
thing of value there, and then taking
such silk goods as were not too bulky
from the silk goods department.
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i ^^es» chains, pins, silk underwear,
".rts, a steamer trunk Wies
hand "fS 8 » 8 "*- "*> ft»d othCT «rtl
cles ' Dn a hasty survey^ Mr. Hagalie
They secured an assortment of
f rlÄtoo 6 ° f the g0OdS St0l '
fh* thWp. had
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thè valuables into a steamer trunk
by and made their get away at a
time when there was no one around.
In the early hours of the Fourth
many tourists and otherà out for
the day passed through Manhattan in
machines, and for this reason it was
easy for the burglars to conceal their
movements. The 'store is located on
the main street in Manhattan. It is
owned by the T. C. Power company
Standing of t'.j Teams.
* /on Lost
0 1000
2 600
K. C. .
W. O. W.
K. P.
4 000
.Large Percentage of Students in Rural
Schools Pass Eighth Grade
State Examinations
Miss Lucile Quaw, county superin
tendent of schools, reports that there
were 52 boys and girls of the rural
schools of Gallatin county who suc
ccssfully passed the eighth grade
state examinations and have receiv
ed eighth grade grammar school di
plomas which allow them to enter
high school.
In all there were 69 students wrote
on this examination. Those who have
failed to pass in all subjects will bo
given another chance in the August
examinations. Many of these pupils
made good grades in nearly all sub
jects and received more than the re
quired 750 points, but fell below the
grade in one or two subjects. IC
{these students pass the examinations
'n August they will be allowed to en
11er high school next fall,
Dosha Cloninger of the Central
Park school received 92 In language,
the highest grade given. William Mc
Lees of the Upper Madison school
received the second highest grade.
There were 104 seventh grade stu
dor's took the state examinations in
geography and hygiene and of these
70 passed. The highest grade in ge
ography was 98, and was made by
Edwin Eargle, Henry Eagle, Marguer
ite Stuart and Edith Nicholls, all of
the West Gallatin school
The highest grade in hygiene was
98, and was made by Maxine Bolan
der, Leila McGrady and Evelyn Watt,
Sedan school, and by Edwiu Eagle,
Marguerite Stuart and Edith Nicholls
of West Gallatin school.
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Hoffman of Helena motored to Boze
man Saturday to spend a few days
visiting with Mrs. Mertz's cousin,
Miss Magdalene Michel, returning to
their home Monday.
L. Ross Johnson Makes Annual Re
port' on County Club Work and
High School Agriculture
Some interesting figures are giv
en in the report of L. Ross Johnson,
instructor in agriculture at Gallatin
county high school and boys' and
girls' club leader for the last six
months. The report also gives the
tentative plans for the balance of the
The regular work of the agricultur
al classes in animal husbandry, dairy
ing and farm managements have been
conducted in accordance with the
schedule and requirements of the
state supervisor of Smith-Hughes ag
riculture. This work was taken ad
vantage of by 20 different boys, and
90 minutes per day was devoted to
each class.
In addition to these
classes the instructor taught general
agriculture to a class of prospective
rural school teachers during last
term. One of the requirements of the
agricultural course is the farm shop i
work. The boys taking agriculture I
were given a special course in farm j
shop work by Mr. Chauner, using the
equipment of the manual training de
partment. '
All of the requirements of Smith
Hughes act have been complied with,
srs nearly as possible, and the school
i; as received the approval of the state
supervisor for the annual reimburse
,- ent . A faTorable report was als0
j^ndered by the federal représenta
/s w h 0 visited the school in May.
i — ° f the Prominentfeatures of the
i ' lVth ' Hughes work is the home proj '
1 tCw * AU ° f the agricuitural stHdents
carrying on practical home proj
j n agriculture, and 15 additional
- a me. The instructor is now visiting
projects, and will continue to su
pervise them most of the summer.
Mr. Johnson has attended 15 cotmmun
it / meetings in the county since
spring, in the interest of club work,
and incidentally contributing to the
entertainment programs.
It is planned to hold the county
club fair for the boys and girls in
Belgrade, about September 2nd and
3rd. There are about 275 club proj
ects being carried on under the su
pervision of the county club leader.
It is also hoped that a large number
of boys will take advantage of the
boys' camp to be held at the college
the last week of July.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
The Bozeman postoffice was ad
vanced to a first class postoffice on
Friday. The receipts of the post
office for the last calendar year, and
also for the fiscal year which ended
at midnight June 30th, passed the
$40,000 mark, which is necessary to
place the office in the list of first
class offices.
This advance is of importance to
Bozeman, for it means that this of
fice is now entitled to a superinten
dent of mails and probably two ex
tra clerks, which will give Bozeman
the postoffice service that it has long
need in the line of extra clerical help.
By advancing the postoffice to £■
first class one, the postmaster re
ceives a salary increase of $100 a
year, and the assistant postmistress
$50 a year.
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offices. He seemed to know
everybody in the building, but
nobody knew him. After he
î* had paraded for an hour and
»♦ made all of the court house
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crew doubt bis motives, he
tipped someone off and they
ail saw "Dad" Cowan, sans
Î5 whiskers. Mr. Cowan had an
tt operation in Butte several
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A telegram received this morning j
by members of the Phi Gamma local j
sorority stated that the petition for '
a charter in Pi Beta Phi had been ;
favorably acted upon and that the
chapter would be installed this fall.
This comes as agreeable news to all i
who have the interests of Montana
State college at heart as it is not
only a recognition of the worthiness
of the petitioning body, but it also a
recognition of the standing of the col
Pi Beta Phi was founded at Mon
mouth college in 1867 and was orig
inally called the I. C. Sorosis. In
1883 the present 6reek name was
adopted. The fraternity is one of the
oldest and best established in the
Greek world, having more than sixty
chapters. It is a conservative or
ganization and this fact makes it the
more desirable goal for a local frater
nity to attain. The badge of the fra
ternity is a tiny gold arrow bearing
the Greek letters "Pi Beta Phi" trans
versly on the feather with a loop
chain pendant from the shaft. The
colors are wine red and silver blue.
The fraternity flower is the dark red
carnation. The pledge button is in
Phi Gamma, the petitioning soror
ity, was established at Montana State
college in 1912 as the Kesckc club.
In 1916 it adopted the Greek name j
It was the first woman's fraternity j
at the State college, and was the first
i sorority to open a chapter house,
I This i s ' the fifth national sociay !
j fraternity at Montana State college,
Alpha Omicron Pi. women's national
was the first, and was granted a
chapter in 1916. In 1917 Sigma Chi,
the first men ' s national, was install
ec j Next came Sigma Alpha Epsilon
f or mçn> an( j chi Omega fur women.
The active members of Phi Gamma
w h Q w iH h e charter members of the
chapter the MSses Frances
^ylo Florence Wesch Edith Stan
i ev 'Evelvn Waterman Mareueiite
ry n Keown, Ethel Ditty, Nona Sack
ett, Marie George, Eleanor Marston,
Ruth Norton, Kathleen Camenn,
Margaret Maxev Alicp Moodv * Es
Ru th Davidson,
Bozeman members of Pi Beta Phi
are Mrs. Stewart Lovelace, Miss Pat
terson, Miss Margaret Curry and
Miss Sallie Gillespie. Mrs. Love
lave and Miss Gillespie took the pe
tition of the local to the national con
vention, which is being held at the
present time at Charlevoix, Mich.
Wednesday (tonight), W. O. W. v:
Schedule of Game«.
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Thursday, Elks vs K. C.
Friday, Elks vs. K. C.
j i Tuesday, W. O. W. vs. K. C,
Governor Dixon Heads JList of Pro
minent Speakers—Harry Sum
mers Challenges Fat Men
The county committee on Gallatin
County Day met last Friday at the
court house 'and added to the plans
already made for the big celebration.
If good weather prevails this will be
the biggest get together affair ever
held in the county, according to Coun
ty Agent Bodley, who is chairman o£
the entertainment committee. The
committee meet again Thursday to
work out further details.
The correspondmg secretaries of
the county chambers of commerce
have been requested to ask the mer
chants in ail county towns to close
ores for at least a part of
the day. The retail merchants' ex
to have Bcz
of B
eman has been asked
lan stores close from
:il 3 o'clock,
people of the
to go to the campus for
This will
cunty an
: a good time.
Governor Dixon will head the list
f promin r.t speakers on the occa
ion. Commis ioner of Agriculture
ivis has accepted an invi
tation to speak to Gallatin people.
; An effort is being made to have Mr.
Howard of the American Farm Bu
h.1; r
loau federation give an address. If
he is unable to come a fat man's race
wiii be held instead, and Hairy Sum
mers, representing the heavyweights
I of Idaho, challenges all comers to
I run any distance they please.
George H. Willson, manager of the
(Bozeman City Baseball league, has
I promised to recruit a team from the
1 local league which will challenge a
team * rom any ct her place in the
count l r * 1° cose n 0 team accepts this
j challenge, two teams will be formed
from Bozeman players ami a game
will be played on Gatton field.
i butcher and cooked in the huge ovens
at the Bon Ton bakery. This wul in
A new-style.barbecue will be given
and plans are made to feed 3.000 peo
ple. The meat will not be cooked
as is generally done at a barbecue,
but will be prepared by a Bozeman
sure a well prepared meal for the
visitors. Beef, mutton and pork has
been purchased.
Not the least important on the en
tertainment program will be a con
cent by the Bozeman Chamber of
Commerce band under the director
ship of John Fechter. A lean man's
race will be held and suitable prizes
given for the fastest runner. Harry
Summers, challenger in the fat man's
race, also authorizes the statement
that he will race the winner in the
slender class for a sweepstakes prize.
A tug-of-war will be held between
the adults present and the members
of the boys' camp which will be in
progress on the campus at that time.
It has not yet been decided whether
to hold it over the frog pond where
the lower classes of the college make
their historic struggle every year or
on the athletic field.
The county chambers of commerce
have been asked to furnish an esti
j districts so that the committee in
j charge can plan entertainment for all
the guests
mate of the number of people from
their towns who will be present. An
estimate will be made from the rural
Crop conditions in Montana, based
on a report to the department of ag
riculture, labor and industry, are
good, and except in such localities
that do not get rid of grasshoppers
and other pests, it is expected that
the crop yield will be considerable
higher this year than last.
The heavy rainfall of the last week
end was pretty general over the state
and it did an enormous amount of
good to the
places where » snow was not too
heavy, to ti: winter crops. Many
places in Gallatin valley, where the
snowfall was over an inch, the win
ter wheat crop stood up magnificent
ly while the hay crop was weighted
down and lodged by the heavy snow
ring crops, and in
The livestock conditions continue
t 2c excellent throughout the state
a whole. The counties that have
. rge grazing tracts report that they
nave not been in better condition for
( a number of years. Forest super
visors of the Gallatin forest say that
the forest rangeais in wonderful con
dition but that thè amount of stock
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