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Oci e h (>'t HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR READERS" (Signed) THE HERALD CREW, WOLF POINT, MONTANA, at 3:27 A. M., THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, A. D., 1920 iC THE WOLF POINT HERALD ni . n.îra' ;to:îl ' ra ' h Q, 0 b<2 WOLF POINT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1920. $2.00 PER YEAR VOLUME VII. NO. 45. / fi TI7FNS FYPRFSS vi 1 IXiJuMÜ Jü/kR À&LiÜÜ -j a(\a i yZU 1 Iffltn 1 j - ; - PREDICTIONS, HOPES AND COM MENTS OF "WOLVES" ON NEW YEAR'S EVE NONE BUT OPTIMISTS Note This Picture of Banner Year, With Good Crops, Good Busi ness, Good Cheer 4V hat is your thought for the New Year? What are your hopes and ex pectations, especially for the snug little city that is our home? What 1920 sentiment is uppermost in your mind? Give us a few lines for a New Year feature for The Herald. That, in substance, was what was said to a score or more of Wolf Point's on-the-job boosters, for the idea belongs wholly to Judge Gordon, who also has the editor's gratitude for collecting a large por tion of the responses printed below. It was an eleventh hour plan and time did not permit of a general can vass, so no one need feel slighted. It is especially regretted that ex pressions could not have been ob tained from a number of our com Credit munity partners and faithful co boosters, the women. But we are rather proud, the judge and the editor, of the collec tion we are able to present on short , notice. There is a note of confident optimism that rings true and reaches from first to last; and there is Wolf Point, Montana, spirit in every mes ' i sage. From the Mayor It was cheering after such a stren uous year to note the splendid holi day spirit in all quarters of the city and country. Yet it is more cheering to hear so many of our farmer friends say they expect to put in a few more acres of crop this year than last, which demonstrates we have a larger number of boosters i in our community than it generally has been given credit for. If Moth er Earth will make a showing this coming year, being situated the way we are, this will surely be a com munity of 100-per-cent-boosters, whose faith can not be shaken as regards the future of the community O. T. STENNES. For the Commercial Club Good will is the foundation on which to build all business and so uciai interests for 1920. The year will be just as full and just as pros perous as all true Americans make it. LET'S GO! Tours for a bigger and better Wolf Point. H. B. TYSON. Our thoughts at this time of the year turn somewhat from the prçs Our success of the Appreciation To the Citizens of School District No. 45: ent to the past, past year is due largely to the sup port given by you. Our apprecia tion is deep and our warmest thanks go out to you. We desire publicly to express this appreciation, assur ing you of our earnest desire to make the coming year the most suc cessful in the history of our school. W 7 e are extending the season's greet mgs. SUPT. F. H. LIVINGSTON AND FACULTY. New Years May the New Year hold in store for you all the success that you de serve ; joy each day from tasks well done; and opportunities that demand that you be the very best that's in you. We believe business will be better the coming year than during the past. R. I. STONE. The Farm Outlook Farmers are optimistic, and from careful inquiry believe more have saved their seed than a year ago. We also find a tendency among them to increase their cattle and If you can't BOOST, "dry up and blow away"—no one will miss you. 'Don't kick(that's a mule's job), but "" something yourself to rectify the milk more cows. FIRST STATE BANK. Standing on the threshold of an other year, we look forward to it w r ith the hope that it will be a year big with success and achievement, a year mellow with happiness and con tentment. — The Secretary's Sentiments. ARLIE M. FOOR. Smile and Keep Busy o *?0 GOES TO CHICAGO j A. V. Applegren, who has been connec ^ e< ^ w 'th the hirst State Bank f01 . sev ; eral years as assistant cash i er and who is recognized as one of the j most promising young businessmen 0 f city, will leave for Chicago about January 10 to take a thorough course in banking and other com mercial lines. ; C. H. Dunn, a young man from Minneapolis, will fill the vacancy left by Mr. Applegren and is now here to get in touch with his duties. A Christmas Child ^ baby girl was born to Mr. and : Mrs c * D Dykstra on Christmas \ Day . The little one was named jj e [ en Elizabeth. I EVERYBODY GOING TO CLUB MEETING \ WILL BE EATING AND TALKING! AND MEDICINE MIXING— TUESDAY NIGHT . One of the greatest mass meet ings ever held in the city is expected for next Tuesday night at the Sher man, it being the annual business meeting of the Commercial Club and the big enthusiastic get-together, when the foundation will be laid for the more important lines of the club work for 1920. . ' n the Progress of the city and com munity, are invited to attend this meeting. The election of officers and director's of the club will take place. The referendum ballots sent out to all club members by Secretary Foor will be canvassed and the final Club Commercial members, and all citizens, both men and women, who feel any interest Everybody, selection for the positions to be fill ed will be made by all members pres ent voting on the two names receiv ing the highest number of votes for each office as shown by the canvass of the referendum ballots, The meeting will be held in the Sherman dining room and the hour set is 8:30. Lunch will be served and paid for out of the club treas ury. The complete program has not yet been announced but there will be some singing and a wide-awake i session full of pep and enthusiasm canbe depended upon. There are some important matters to come up for consideration and YOU should be there to take part. After the Commercial Club busi ness has been disposed of, the meet ing will be turned into a baseball conference and 1920 plans given consideration. things you don't like. Do something each day to make the world better; I if you can't, you are useless and ! might as well get out. Be cheerful ; smile (even it it hurts) and love thy neighbor as thyself (but leave h 's wife alone). H. A. SCHOENING. A Pair to Pull With Powder River, a mile wide and an inch deep. Let 'er buck. Howl, you Wolves, Howl! "DINTY" MOORE. My name's Rice, I am from Wolf Point. E. J. RICE. Charity and Love Will Win j There is great unrest in the world. Charity and brotherly love is the remedy for this. FATHER BENEDICT. Fire Department Ready As chief of the fire department, I extend heartiest thanks to the mayor and city council of Wolf Point. By their cordial co-operation they have ! put our equipment in . a thoroughly 1 up . to -date and efficient condition, i On behalf of the fire laddies, I prom j j se that the fire department will do its part in 1920. C. L. SMITH, Chief, W. P. F. D. ; City of Wolf Point, amounts to more than one-quarter million dol lars for a period of twelve months ending December 31st, 1919. The Engineering Department is In 1920 W'ith the magnificent pull-togeth er spirit of the people of Wolf Point we will be able to make this a still I ; better city to live in. What won-1 derful sites we have for the county [ i Court House, 1 j N. P. WALTERS, JR. The city records indicate that the building construction alone, in the Ready for Big Year _ = — _ = === ^ Predictions for 1920 BY H. A. FRENTZ Read by the Author on the Occasion of the Opening of the Liberty Theatre, Monday, December 29, 1919. ||= =i= == |||| ||| 1 |j|| The management requests that T announce In Wolf Point, ere the next long year is through, Some of the things that are in store for you As future joys and pleasures of your living 'Tis premature, perhaps, to now announce it, But he wants you all to know what is in store, And he guarantees to furnish each attraction With the able help of his pal, Dinty Moore. Wolf Point will be the County Seat, that's certain; The Court House will set right here on the square; The City Hall will face the other corner; And Stennes will serve another term as Mayor. The Fire Department, housed within this building, Will be improved and added to, 'tis said; Our handsome Chief will always be resplendent In uniform, and Helmet on his head. Chief Butterbrodt, the Hawkshaw of our city. Will be in uniform from head to feet; He'll pick up every booze guy in the city— At grabbing whiskey flasks he can't be beat. He'll keep our city free of desperadoes, You'll see no lawless brigands running loose— Such bandits as Barwise and his pal, Patton, Will be locked up next time they steal a goose. Our handsome Chief will have in his new quarters. Some dungeons far beneath the earth, to keep These Solo Gamblers from the Sherman lobby. And where they'll have a quiet place to sleep. He'll pick up all these crooked Politicians And send them down the river in a boat; I mean the kind that say, "Don't sign your name, sir" Yet puts a number on the ballot that you vote. THE HERALD will come forth a Morning Daily, The Promoter then an every-evening sheet, We'll have a Comic Supplement on Sundays, And Newsboys calling loudly on the street. We'll pave our Main street so the Roller Skaters Won't have to pay to exercise their limbs; We'll put another story on the Basement— When Kewpie Miller takes to singing hymns. We'll move the beauty parlors from the Sherman To that place where Mr. Hanson sorts the mail, Then the waiting at the window won't be irksome, And the Line won't have so long a tail. Judge Gordon, it is said, will have a flivver To aid him in the evening of his life To get about among the blushing Maidens; For, it is said, the Judge will take a Wife. The Bridge across the River is assured us, Elmer Hauge has a scheme he says will work— And if any scheme's a good one, h's a barber's. For at scheming they were n s _» own »o shirk. He says he'll link this County "Seat with Vida, That thriving city on the other shore. So that Paul Fay can get to town in Winter, To get the foodstuffs needed in his store. The Northside will have boulevards and sidewalks; Its every corner be ablaze with lights; And Buttrey's store will move across the railroad ; There'll be street cars running out to Sapphire Heights. The Ford garage will add another story. To carry parts now shaken off by ruts; A grey squirrel will then go with every flivver— To trail you up, and gather up the nuts. We're going to have a Hospital for sick folks. And enlarge the Cemetery on the Hill— See Applegren for Sites, he owns the outfit—<■ Your chances for a bargain lot are Nil. Don't take a chance with illness—see a Doctor— Don't put it off, you'll have enough of sorrow; If you feel bad, go after it to-Day, You may be too late to turn the trick to-Morrow. WeTl open up the Palm Room at the Sherman On the Seventeenth of March-—on Paddy's Day -—■ And there'll be a great treat for everyone attending, For the Manager won't have a word to say. They say his wife is going to run the doin's. And poor old Dinty cannot say a word— Can you feature something doing at the Sherman And Dinty and his Wolf Howl not be heard? The houses on our streets will all be numbered, And a Mailman bring our letters to the door; And Butterbrodt will have some real Policemen With gum shoes on the streets from nine to four. The Servant Girl will no more be a problem, You'll have her with you ever, and a day— She'll have her lovers often as she wants them, To choose between the blue one and the grey. Now, there's lots of things I was to mention, But I,lost the list that Clarence gave to me— Yet, there's one thing HE has promised, I remember. That every show that comes here, you must see. He's booked the best that monied men can purchase. You'll have no room to kick, or e'en feel sore; But don't blame me if things don't come as promised— Just put it up to him— and "Dinty" Moore. == ! == ' ^ Ü ! r== j ||| j ||H =§ j === = == === |=| == === ==i == — === ||| j ||| j||| |||| === HH H| HP gg pH === HÜ == === ==§ === ==S Ü= = == =1= == HH == == = HI =H - ü= IsRI _ making preparations for a record year in building activity, also for many municipal improvements. SAMUEL DOWELL, City Engineer. President of School Board Say»: Nineteen-twenty is going to be the Banner Year for Wolf Point, not only in a commercial way but also along educational lines. Our schools are growing by leaps and bounds and 1920 will not only find us with the best schools in Roosevelt county but in Northeastern Montana. The gateway of new experiences j opens its portals to all. We must j use our God-given vigor on things ; that count. Anyone can produce ; wildwood—it is fruitless. ! The New Year is a new life, a new JOHN F. COOK. E * tr « c " (rom N «w Year. Sermon j We will make this New Year the j best yet, by going over the top with j a bound and down the coming days | with a bound. The past is secure and finished | and beyond our reach. Nothing can I redeem its failures or dim its glories j . inheritance. It must be regarded as a grant from God to us. Let us then make the best of the possibilities of each life, and grasp the. opportunities that come to all. Then the gateway of new experienc es in the coming days will lead us nearer the gateway of Heaven. S. McIVOR. - From the Chief Dispatcher If wishes were handled by weight, my good wishes for the City of Wolf Point for the coming year would certainly have to go by freight. T. H. FOX. ! O. C. JOHNSON. Poor Business—Drouth Business in the Police Court has been very poor in 1919, due to the high cost of whiskey and gasoline. Depression in the "drunk and dis orderly" trade will continue, but it | is expected that business in "speed ers" will be brisker in 1920. Most It used to be from the door." Times Have Changed "keep the wolves Now it is, "Open the door, here come The Wolves." INTERESTING WAR RELICS An unusually interesting collec Hl j tion of world war souvenirs may be j= seen in the cigar case at the Sher ds man. The numerous relics were col == ; lected and labeled by Miss Macie HH I Moore, a daughter of R. J. Moore of ===. Glasgow, who has been spending the == j Christmas holidays as a guest of her HÜ brother, C. O. Moore. Miss Moore == , served overseas as a stenographer === with the Red Cross and in this ca ==, pacity visited many of the famous == battlefields. =H| j The collection includes several ~= styles of helmets, shell cases of var H| ious sizes, bax'onets, a hand grenade HH handle of the style known as the HI ; "potato masher," a bell made of 1|| machine gun bullets and a small = limb of a tree from Belleau Woods. MASONS ANDSTARS INSTALL OFFICERS CEREMONIES FOLLOWED BY A BANQUET FOR 130 AT THE SHERMAN CAFE == Joint installation of officers for == the ensuing year by Loyalty Lodge HH No. 121, A. F. & A. M., and the Or =§ der of the Eastern Star took place §== at Masonic hall Monday night. == Numerous visiting members came == from surrounding towns to attend ÜÜ I the impressive ceremonies. After === ! the installation, a delightful banquet r= was served at the Sherman Cafe with plates laid for about 130 peo i pie. A few brief addresses were made and greatly enjoyed musical program rendered. I The new officers of the two orders i follow : Masonic Lodge George Gebhardt, Worshipful Mas H|ijter; H. A. Schoening, Senior War ^Sjden; C. P. Swedberg, Junior War den; J. O. Garden, Secretary; ! Cogswell, Treasurer S. T. H. T. Smith, ! Chaplain; W. B. DeWitt i Deacon ; Sam Steel, Junior Deacon; J. L. Champlin, Tyler. Eastern Star Senior Gallic E. Champlin, Worthy Ma Hltron; O. C. Heinze, Worthy Patron; I Claire F. Mowatt, Assistant Matron I Elsie R. Patton, Secretary; Viola HljHuxson, Treasurer; Mary Rathert, j Conductress; Maude Montgomery, ' Assistant Conductress; Emily Knights, Adah; Clara P. Ogden, Ruth; Elizabeth Kleve, Esther; Jan« Josslyn, Martha; Pearl Miller, Elec tra; Clara DeWitt, Chaplain; Alice Dennis, Warder; Edith G. Johnson, Marshal; Nelle M. Bleck, Organist; Clyde Patton, 'Sentinel. of the men, and all of the women, in Wolf Point are law-abiding peo ple and there is no prospect that the stagnation which has existed in Po lice Court business in 1919 will liven up in 1920. CHARLES GORDON, Police Judge. Snow Means Wheat i I am neither a prophet, nor the son of a prophet; but look out for a big crop in 1920, as they tell us there is more snow in the mountains ! than there has been since 1887. F. C. WILLIAMS. The War is Over The greatest war of all time has lately ended. The boys are with us again. We needn't save the blos JOHN LISTERUD WeTl Be There Of course the editor must horn in on this. Perhaps no one in the community gets a chance at more close-ups on all angles of scenes on the local film than a newspaperman. "We" claim that it is reasonable and conservative to base future ex pectations on present attainments. So just take an inventory of what has been gained in less than three years,under handicapping conditions —our people, town and country— our buildings—our business and municipal institutions—our volume of trade—best of all, our confidence and spirit. There is nothing to it, folks, we're off; and if the close of 1920 does not find us "there," and over, in the Bigger, Better and More Prosperous game it will be because our spark plugs are dirty, our pepper boxes empty and team work rotten. It is simply up to us. We claim, with Kipling, that: "It ain't the individuals, nor The army as a whole, But the everlasting teamwork Of every blooming soul." C. L. MARSHALL. THOUSAND PEOPLE m w i ■ THRONG OF CITIZENS STRUG GLE GOOD NATUREDLY FOR ADMISSION THE LIBERTY THEATRE for First Night People Delighted With Beauti ful Play House Special Programs The opening of the Liberty thea tre marked an event in the growth of Wolf Point that will not be soon forgotten. The beautiful new amuse ment house, just finished by George L. Onstad and Clarence J. Severson, and described in these columns last week, was opened to the public on Monday night, Dec. 29, with a spe cial dedicatory program and an at tractive picture bill. The manner in which the citizens appreciate this $52,000 improve ment was made evident by the size of the crowd that sought admission to the fiist performances. Long be fore the hour set for the program the broad sidewalk at either side of the theatre entrance was crowded with people. All of the 650 seats were filled and hundreds were turn ed away from the first performance. Most of these returned for the sec ond show. Altogether about 1,000 people were admitted on this open ing night. Everybody was delighted with the handsome and metropolitan appoint ments of the new show house. Every feature makes for the pleasure and convenience of the patrons. The proprietors have been the recipients of many congratulations and are highly appreciative of the kindness of the public. Opening Program The special program was listened to with fing enthusiasm and hearty applause was accorded every num ber. H. B. Tyson, president of the Commercial Club, made an admira ble dedicatory address that present ed many worthy ideas and happy thoughts. Typical, was his comment that this splendid improvement to the city had been planned by a local architect, constructed by local build ers and could now be enjoyed by lo cal citizens. "My Rosary for You," was beauti fully sung by Mrs. G. H. Flint and insistantly encored. The cornet and clarinet duet by Lois Wright and Don Staples artistically rendered and thoroughly appreciated. The original poem, "Predictions for 1920," read by the author, H. A. Frentz, was a decided hit and trived many pleasantries with local applications. The principal picture of the eve ning was "Where the West Begins" with the superb William Russell the star. It proved a most popular selection for the occasion as the story centered around a Montana ranch with references to the "Milk River," which is bringing it pretty close to home. The cattle rustling, that furnished the excitement of the story, was also suggestive of the re cent past. was con as RED CROSS TO CONDUCT CLASSES IN NURSING Mrs. Clyde Patton attended an executive meeting of the Red Cross chapter at Culbertson Monday. Much of the time of the meeting was spent in discussing plans for getting up classes in home nursing and hygiene The branch is to have a Red Cross nurse come the 6th of January, but it is as yet undecided whether she will hold classes at Culbertson first and then go on to the other towns, or whether she will hold classes two days each week at Culbertson, Pop lar and Wolf Point. The nursing course comprises fif teen lessons of two hours each. The salary and expenses of the nurse are paid by the Red Cross, but there will be a nomiqal fee for books, etc. Just what this will amount to will be an nounced later. It is hoped that there will be a number of classes formed, as this will be an excellent opportun ity for people to secure a fundamen tal knowledge of how to care for the sick. Mrs. J. C. De Wane has charge of the home hygiene department of the Red Crross and Mrs. O. M. Dahl is at the head of the nursing depart ment.