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THE OFFICIAL PAPER OE DAWSON COUNTY Volume 9 -No. 48 GLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY, January 15. 1914 Twelve Pages County School Levy Misrepresented Sidney Organ Grossly Misinformed Regarding Number of Pupils Outside Glendive in the Dawson County Cl: In an article . bief 0 f Sidney appears the following : "The tax levy for the Dawson Coun tv High School is $25,000.00 per year, and during the past year 70 pupils were enrolled, out of which all but 7 were residents of Glendive. While hundreds of children in the rest of tbe county are deprived of school privileges every farmer has to pay his share of this $25,000.00 maintain ance of a county high school to edu cate Glendive's children. This alone is a good reason why no one can afford to petition to remain in Dawson County. To help create Richland County is the only way the farmer can rid himself of this night mare and secure some benehit from his tax money." The first statement that the tax levy for High School purposes is $25, 000.00 (the tax levy being two mills) is approximately correct, Every other statement is false, misleading, and in effect is either an argument against county division, or else is is an argument against any educational facilities. The year previous the levy was one mill, which proved insufficient, leav ing a defecit, and a two mill levy win made to cover the same and pro Monitor Automobile Contest THIS CONTEST Is not conducted by some Cheap Out-Of-Towh Piano Factory. The MONITOR is runnning its OWN CONTEST. We buy the Car and turn it over to the Winner. Until the Car is placed on exhibition, it can lie soon at any time at Ed Haskell's Garage. "Every Dollar Counts One Hundred" To Further Increase Its Rapidly Growing Circulation THE YELLOWSTONE MONITOR Is Offering a Prize of a Handsome, Electric Lighted, Electric Starter, 1914 Model B 25 BUICK 5 Passenger Touring Car, to the Man, Woman or Child Receiving the Largest Number of Votes in this MONITOR AUTOMOBILE CONTEST Which Opens at Once. Everybody Is Invited To Get In Rules Governing This Contest 1. There will be one capital prize—a 1914 model, BUK'K, 5-passenger Touring car valued at $1,150. Other prizes will be announced later. 2. This contest will be open to all men, women and children of reputable character. Employes and relatives of employes of the MONITOR are posi tively prohibited from entering this contest; also churches, schools and secret organizations. 3. Everybody is entitled to nominate a candidate, Just send the name and address of contestant you desire, to the MONITOR office. This will entitle the party to 5000 votes and the name will be entered as a candidate. 4. No votes will be accepted unless accompanied hy the money cpllectfsd. 5- Every contestant, npt a prize-winner, re maining actively in the contest, from the time of entrance UNTIL THE CLOSE WILL BE GIVEK BACK IN CASH FIVE PER CENT OF ALL THE MONEY TURNED IN BY THEM personally dur ing the life of the contest. ö - Three judges will be selected, who will oöunt the ballots and check the records and announce the successful candidates. VALUE OF CERTIFICATES New Subscriptions Six Months, $1.00 counts 200 votes One Year, $2.00 counts 400 votes Three Years or longer, every dollar counts 300 votes. Subscriptions 4n Arrears Every Dollar collected counts 100 votes Job Work And Advertising Every Dollar collected counts 100 votes This Buck Model B 25 is valued at $1,150.00 delivered in Glendive Nickel Trimmed Lamps, I HP U AC. The Delco System Self-Starter and Electric Lights. Nn 1 1 M AO.-Electric Horn, Rohe Rail, Extra Demountable Rim, Tire Irons, Set of Tools, Mohair Top and Dust Hood, Rqin Vision Wind Shield issue for full description.. . See Yellowstone Garage Display Ad in this To enter thi, eontwt, *11 ywi k*re to do i» I« cut oat this coipon, fill « r»w urne andlddross, sand it to the MONITOR tffice and then get busy and work. START RIGHT mm WHILE STARTING IS Free Nominating Coupon GOOD FOR 5000 VOTES m meur &*** *** PLEASE NOMINATE; REMEMBER THAT "WF" NAME. P.O. AtfDKKSa........... .............. ........ IN FOUR MONITOR AUTOMOBILE-CONTEST July fgg fftafastiM ooaaoa tsRoante» f«r Sacfc Contestant "0O HALT DONE ft Aafcnsfora is* m Rules Continued 7. THE BALLOT BOX will remain in the office of the MONITOR until two weeks before the close of the contest when it will be removed to some business house on Merrill Ave. During these two weeks the Ballot Box will be securely locked and sealed and votes will not be counted, so that one candidate will not have any knowledge of wlmt another candidate is doing. 8. Düring the time that the Ballot Box is in the MONITOR office, the votes shall be counted once a week, and the result announced later. Any errors made from week to week will thus be corrected. 9. Any and all errors in count, at any time, will be rectified by laying the matter before the Contest Manager. 10. Votes are not transferable after being cast. Friends of Candidates can mail their votes to candidates direct or to the Monitor Contest Manager. No canditate will be permitted to lead an _____jt by more than 10,000 votes in any one week. Each may hold as many" votes In reserve as desired. 12.. CERTIFICATES will be issued in various denominations for payment of subscriptions, etc., according to the schedule announced elsewhere. m ; COUPON ix ■ uAH y V" '-V 4 Mg - vide for the current year. So the average levy for the last two years should be stated at approximately, 18,000 in place of $25,000.00. The Sidney organ does not state that of this High School levy Sidney and Wibaux both having accredited High Schools will receive a propor tion as paid in by the district in which Sidney and Wibaux are located. The second statement is:—"and during the past year 70 pupils were enrolled. '' The actual facts are;—"One hun dred and six pupils were enrolled." The third statement is:—out of which all but seven were residents of Glendive. " The facts are:-Thirty six were from outside of Glendive. There are questions of fact, then why pervert facts? The Statements may all be verified in the High School records. Again we quote:—"While hundreds of children in the rest of the county are deprived of school privileges, every farmer has to pay his share of this $25,000. maintainance of a county High School to educate Glendive's children. This statement if it means any thing, means that the writer doesn't believe in educational facilities being provided, and his closing sentence indicates that this is the care. The people of Dawson County de cided they wanted a High School. Where did they place it? At Jordan? No. At Circle? No. Naturally where it would accomodate the most people, at the county seat. The Dawson County High School stands among the best in the state, and is supported by a $13,000,000 valuation. Should Richland County duplicate the advantages of this High School on a valuation of $4,000,000 it will take a levy of 5 or 6 mills to run it let alone a levy of 15 mills to build and equip it. If placed at Sidney it will stand in the same relation to the "poor farm,'' as it can in the nature of things only be situated in one locality. The logic of the article means one of the two results, either the tax in the new county would be much higher for the same educational advantages, or there will be no educational priv I Hedges and therefore no taxes. In , the closing paragraph of the article ! the latter seems to be the idea of the Sidney organ, and the desire seems to be to have a community in education al facilities very like Mexico. Installation of Officers of tke G.I.A. to the B. of L. E. The installation of the officers of j the G.I. A., to the B. of L. E. f was held as Krug Hall Thursday evening, January 8th 1914, and was attended by the B. of L. E. and their families. The installation was in accord ance with the beautiful ritual of the G. I. A., for that purpose. The installation officer was Mrs. VV. E. Dowing, who was ably assist ed by Installation Marshall, Mrs, George Ernstrom and the Installation Chaplain, Mrs. N. A. Worden. Officers installed: Past President, Mrs. W. E. Downing; Vice President, Mrs. Thomas Hunt; Secretary, Mrs. C. B. Young; Treasurer, Mrs. S. A. D. Westfall ; Insurance Secretary, Mrs. Ludwig Anderson ; Chaplain, Mrs. J. M. Ryan; Guide, Mrs. C. M. Steele ; Sentinal, Mrs. George Ory. The appointed officers are: Star Marshall, Mrs. Erick Walseth; Crete cent, Mrs. Edward O'Neill, Sr. ; Pillars, Sobriety, Mrs. S. E. Burns; Truth, Mrs. Peter Jensen ; Justice. Mrs. Chris Siverts; Morality, Mrs. Wm. Jahrig; Musician, Mrs. Frank Began. After Mrs. Regan was in stalled, she was presented by the president, on behalf of the members of the division with a solid gold G. I. A. pin in recognition of her services for the past year. After the installation short talks were made by Brothers Dennis, Del linger, Westfall, Sinclair, Tennant, Wals^th and Eckles which were responded to in a pleasing manner by *the President, Mrs. Roy Campbell. The evenings entertainment was followed by delicate refreshments, after which both cards and dancing aided materially in making the enter tainment of the evening a most pleasant one. The prizes of the evening were awarded as follows ;- -First ladies prize, Mrs. Holdbrook, Forsyth; Second prize, Mrs. Al. Strong, Glen dive; First Gents prize, Mr. Tenn ant, Forsyth ; Second prize Mr. Downing, Glendive. Standing of Contestants In The - Monitor Auto Contest 1 The following contestants have j been nominated for the Monitor auto contest. The winner of the contest W.-4L»-^Vo<lk« will be awarded a 1914 Model, self starting Buiek Automobile. Lillian Guy_____.....5000 Edna Kronkright.................5000 Laura Rivenes....................5000 Lillie Jonas.......................5200 Mildred Wickland................5000 Bernice Kempton.................5800 Agnes LeMoyne..................6400 Bessie Babcock...................5400 Josie Belanger....................5400 Frank Miskimen..................7400 George Stipek....................6400 Grace Gilmore....................6875 Frank Hughes....................9000 Bonnie Coombes..................5000 Margaret Brody..................5000 Florence Manning................5000 Nellie Ballantine................5000 Wm. Schiller ........... 5625 -f Nigiö School Is Proving a Succès» Thirty-five Enrolled During The First Week—New School Meets The Requirements One of the institutions that the t people of our city may point to withjance pride is the night school that is now afforded those who are in need of educational help. Under the guid ance of Proffessor Brown and ably assisted by three other teachers who have volunteered to give the move ment assistance, most meritorious work is being done. The curriculum includes three classes, which are 1 taught the'fundamentals nost necess ary to the average American. Aside j from arithmetic and grammar and i similar studies, the class in a body, which already numbers thirty five or more, are given an opportunity of learning vocal music. Prof Hoole has charge of the class in penmanship and judging from the improvement that has been shown in a short space of time he has every reason to feel proud of his work as an instructor. Professor Brown and his worthy staff are deserving of a great amount of credit fur their activity in this line o* work. All the services so far \ have been gratuitous, none of the teachers as yet have been compen sated for their extra efforts. It is no more than reasonable that the mhool boardjthould set aside an al ■— «*— * ' * ■ '■ ........... ■' ' t lowance each month for the maintevt withjance of this new enterprise. When one appreciates, what great work is being done, how much toward the making of good earnest citizens is being accomplished, that work should be the first to receive our special attention. Glendive, like many other towns where there is a proportion of earnest foreigners, who make up the melting pot of our community, needs a nigitf school where the laborer may abide his hours toward the uplift of himself and h i s environment. In order that the plan may be consum mated, assistance in the way of funds should be set aside so that those who are willing to assist may derive some material benefit for the grand woTk which they have volunteered to do. When one considers the work that is being done in the night school, is really the most important for it gives a "bold peasantry'' an opportunity to really appreciate!the great and liber al nation that they have chosen to live in. Individual interest is what the school needs in order that the promoters of it may receive their due reward.