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THE WOLF POINT HERALD
(Incorporated) A HOME PAPER PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT WOLF POINT, ROOSEVELT COUNTY, MONTANA Ea «s C. L. MARSHALL Editor and Manager OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY OF WOLF POINT ii Entered as second-class matter April 9, 1913, at the post office at Wolf Point, Montana, under the Act of March 3, 1897. ON NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS Every first of January that we ar rive at is an imaginary milestone on! the turnpike track of human life; at once a resting place for thought and meditation, and a starting point for fresh exertion in the performance of our journey. The man who does not at least propose to himself to be bet ter this year than he was last, must be either very good or very bad, in deed! And only to propose to be bet tr is something; if nothing else it is an acknowledgement of our need to be so, which is the first step towards amendment. But, in fact, to propose to oneself to do well, is in some sort to do well, positively, for there is no such thing as a stationary point in human endeavors; he who is not worse today than he was yesterday, is better; and he who is not better, is worse.—Charles Lamb. Pu. •. A FISH STORY (Chicago Herald and Examiner.) Put one hundred men on an is land where fish is a staple article of sustenance. Twenty-five of the men catch fish, clean the fish, the fish. and vegetables. The entire company eats what thus is gathered and pre pared. So long as everybody works, there is plenty. All hands are happy Ten of the allotted fish catchers stop catching fish. Ten more dry and hide part of the fish they catch. Five continue to catch fish, but work only part of the day at it. Fewer fish go into the commun ity kitchen. But the same number of men in sist upon having the same amount of fish to eat as they had before. The fifty men who formerly cleaned and cooked the fish have less to do owing to the undersupply of fish. But they continue to de mand food. Gradually greater burdens are laid upon the fruit and vegetable hunters. These insist upon a larger share of fish in return for their Twenty-five others Twenty-five cook Twenty-five hunt fruit vegetables. It is denied them and soon twenty of the twenty-five quit gathering fruit and vegetables. But the entire one hundred men continue to insist upon their right to eat. The daily food supply gradually shrinks. The man with two fish de mands three bananas in exchange for one of them. The man with two bananas refuses to part with one for fewer than three fish. Finally the ten men remaining at work quit in disgust. Everybody continues to eat. The hidden fish are brought to light and consumed, Comes a day when there is no food of any kind. Everybody on the isl and blames everybody else. What would seem to be the solu tion? Exactly! We thought you would guess it. For we repeat that you can't eat, buy, sell, steal, give away, hoard, wear, use, play with or gamble with WHAT ISN'T. m n The second issue of the Great Falls Call has come to our exchange table. It is an independent weekly published by the Flint Newspaper syndicate, with P. R. Flint editor and H. S. Flint business manager. It looks like a winner with 12 seven column pages carrying a full per centage of advertising and an abun dance of news and editorial matter, all well gotten up and well px-inted. m Christmas Program at Presbyterian Church .School Superintendent ...Pastor Charles Hanson .Emma Kreider, Adelaide Hanson, Ruth and Ima Herman, Nora Hanson .Frances Kramer, Doris Everett Audrey Johnston, Velma Sti-achan, Enid Everett, Thelma Anderson 7. Song—"Santa Claus' Land" . 8. Recitation—"Christmas" Addi'ess— . 10. Recitation— . 11. Song— . 12. Cornet Solo— . 13. Recitation—"Santa Claus 14. Recitation—" 15. Recitation— 16. Song—"The Message of the Starlight"—Tolf 1. Song—"Joy to the World".. 2. Scripture . 3. Prayer .. 4. Recitation—"Merry Christmas to All" 5. Song—"Once Upon a Time Exercise—"What Was It?" 6 . .... Primary Grade . John Williams . Ireqe Hanson . Belle Everett . Henry Cummings ... Harold Shipman Wallace McDonald Abner Kirk .. Arthur Gulhaug Christmas Days Lila Kreider, Helen Carr, Esther Mowatt, Frances Kramer ... Ima Herman .. Viola Kreider Lawrence Kleve ". Cleo Flint, Willis Anna Tyson, . Helen Fox, Helen Anderson .. Adelaide Hanson — Nox-a Solberg, Madaline Strachan, .Irene Carpenter, Mayrette Hanson . Dean Herman . Charles Rathert Dorothy Solberg, Elizabeth CaiTxenter Three Primary Girls . Hazel Carpenter . Senior Girls 17. Recitation— 18. Recitation—"What I Want for Christmas" 19. Recitation—"The Best Thank of All 20. Song—"Sleep, Thou Infant King 21. Recitation . 22. Exercise—"Christmas Bells" 23. Recitation— . 24. Address—"Syrian Child" . 25. Recitation— . 26. Song— . 27. Recitation—"The Message of the Star" . 28. Song—"Shout the Glad News" . 29. Offering for Armenian and Syrian Babies. 30. Real Santa. 31. Benediction, 1 Don't forget to turn over a new j leaf. There may be a picture of beautiful movie actress on the page following, MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR nnnTiirn ßROlHER VAN u A service of more than usual in terest was that held on Sunday eve ning at the M. E. church, in memory of Rev. W. W. Van Orsdel, D. D., Superintendent of the Milk River District, who passed away Dec. 19 at the Deaconess Hospital at Great Falls. There is no question that he was the best known and best loved man in the state of Montana. He was best known as "Brother Van," and by that term he was familiarly and lovingly hailed wherever he went. Judge Gordon was unable to be present, but sent in writing a fine tribute to the man that he knew so well. He first met "Brother Van" back in '88, when he was in the prime of his strength and vigor. Mr. H. A. Schoening spoke of "Brother Van" as a character builder and of the profound influence that his life and example had upon the world and lives about him. The pastor also spoke briefly of his work as a min ister and missionary and told many incidents of his interesting and eventful career. The songs used those "Brother Van" loved so well, "Faith of Our Fathers," "The Church in the Wildwood," and "The Sweet Bye and Bye." We never know how much such a life means to us until he is taken away. He will be missed by the en tire church at large and also in the smaller communities where his com the Gospel. Tell them I died at my post. Tell them all that I love them with all my heart.' He will always ing was alway a blessing and a bene diction. He left as his message to the people, "Tell them to hold on to God," and to his brethern in the ministry, "Tell them to be faithful, full of the Holy Ghost, and preach live in the memory of those who knew him. - SENATOR PROMISES HELP In a letter to C. F. Blaich, Sen ator H. L. Myers says he will do everything possible to bring about the adoption, by the United States Land Office, of Mr. Blaich's plan to expedite the process of giving reser vation settlers title to their land and I thus enable them to make govern j ment loans in time to purchase seed ! and spring supplies, ! Mr. Blaich's plan is to have the general land office send the patents of settlers who have proved up, to the Glasgow office where the home The senator is not at all sure what can be done about the scheme but steader could apply for a federal loan to complete the payments on the land and have a balance left to purchase seed and other necessities. promises to take the matter up in earnest with the land commissioner. j Division Bulletin of the Red Cross j magazine contains a picture of Miss ! Louise Kellogg of Minneapolis, who RED CROSS NURSE KNOWN A recent number of the Northeim recently returned from seiwice in France and who is now in Montana instructing classes in home hygiene and home nursing. Miss Kellogg is a sister of Mrs. D. K. Moore of the Southside and has visited here. ) NOT AS BLACK AS WE ARE PAINTED - Volt Correspondent Tells of Wiscon sin Man Who Fears Tigers and 70-BeIow Weather Here Some of our Volt friends tried sell their land around Volt. The first answer that came was from a man I who claimed that he could have had Montana land for nothing 20 years ago. The next reply is given just as it appeared. (From Last Week.) Bayfield, Wis., Dec. 6, 1919 ; .«.ST trade? 1 don't think it would work. 1 never had any desire to live i Montana. And your letter was mail j ed at Wolf Point. That scares me to read it. Me move out where there sample the weather we are having now.) I know a school teacher who i came back from out there and said snow got up to 30 feet deep some places and folks wouldn't get out until spring, and that once the snow didn't go away until the next winter. (And then he goes on and tells about j his five-cent chicken ranch he wants to trade.) This is some boosting for Mon tana, isn't it? But it isn't always meant for everybody to live in Mon tana when he buys land here, but if once tried, Montana is hard to beat, As to what that school teacher has told him—well, we hate to say any thing about school teachers, but they are, as a rule, windy. "Experience is our best teacher." was wolves, bears, moose, buffaloes, tigers and all that! (He must think this is a circus instead of a grain country.) I would get snake bit the first summer, and I guess it gets for cold about 70 below. (He ought to Prof. Gross has disappeared, and who knows what he will say about his homestead. Prof. Woldt expects to go to Canada for Christmas, so that you can imagine that what he don't say nobody will hear. Well, boys, don't lose courage, we've got a good crop coming, and then we sure will take a crack at some of those fellows who always hear things about Montana and The application made by Secre- ; tary Foor for one of the tablets struck by the government in com memoration of the Maine disaster never go to see what it is like. - TABLET MADE FROM THE MAINE RECEIVED has been granted and the tablet is now in the secretary's office. The i : tablet, which is about 12 by 16 inch- i I es in size, and bronze in color is | made of metal salvaged from the ! sunken battle ship. It is designed j by a noted sculptor and shows Lib-1 erty in an attitude of grief looking toward the bow and masts of the i j j Judge Gordon has received a un ique and beautiful greetings card made in Bonnie Scotland which has j was many times wounded. I - nearly submerged vessel in the dis tance. tablet be set in a suitable monument in the Park x-eserve. It is the intention that the Greetings from Scotland attached a sprig of genuine Scotch heather. It was sent by the judge's ■ nephew, Captain R. R. McDonald i who served all through the war and a a a t'ligisiiiigisi 1 a PIONEER NEWS A bunch of young folks from this community called on Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Goerz in the Volt community last Friday. I The Christmas program of the Bethel Sunday School was given in the Pioneer school Dec. 25. A fine program was given and it was well attended. j Mr. and Mrs. Corn Bartel and children, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. John Bartel called on J. S.Schmidt's fam ily last Thursday night. Mr. Gräber from Munich, N. D. is visiting friends in this community. 1 Mr. and Mrs. J.S.Sshmidt, Mr. and j Mrs. A. F. Toavs called on Corn ; |ËÊ Bartel's last Friday. |Ë| Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller and ^Ë childi'en, Mr. and Mrs. Callison and ! ËËi sons, and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Isaac |s| and daughter called on Corn Bax-tel 1 ^ Sunday. = Laurel and Donald Walter were ËË _ spending their Christmas vacation in ! == this community. == ._ Mi's. Spencer Mr. Slim and Mr. Han- j == son called on Lund Fevig. Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Funk and == Mr. and Mrs. John Bartel, Mr. and children and Miss Agnes Funk call-1 ed on John Wiebe's Sunday. The Schmidt folks and Mr. Gräber called on Ferd Funk's last Sunday. - J. B. Schmidt is satisfied with the nice weather we are having at present as Mr. Schmidt has a good ; start at his new barn, and a few i more days and the building will be finished. Why,who isn't glad for such nice weather at Christmas time Mr. Gräber, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Schmidt and family called on Zack Bartel for supper last Saturday. FROID TRIBUNE PRAISES HERALD'S HOLIDAY ISSUE Among the county papers to issue I special Christmas numbers was the Wolf Point Herald to blossom out I in full holiday attire with a 24-page edition with cover in colors. edition contains a vast amount of in teresting reading matter and plenty of well-wntten advertisements of the business firms of that city. To say the least, the Herald's Christmas number is one of the best received at our desk thus far this season.— Froid Tribune, -- The EVERYBODY HELP GET FULL ACCURATE CENSUS Charles Gordon and John Erick son have received notice of their appointment as census enumerators for Wolf Point, their duties on January 2 and are required to complete the census of the city in two weeks. Secretary Foor of the Commercial club wishes to say to any who ex pect to be absent from the city dur ing the period of January 2 to 17 that if they will come to his office before leaving the city that he will take from them the data necessary to get their names on the census roll. that a full and accurate count of the population of the city be made and the careful cooperation of everyone is requested. They will begin It is exceedingly desirable Executive Meeting of Red Cro»» There will be an executive meet ing of the Red Cross committee at the home of Mrs. Clyde Patton next Monday afternoon at 2:30. SHERM WOULD HAVE FAVORED THE LEAGUE General Sherman's often quoted statement regarding war, is not known by many in its entirety. Here is what the general really did say, and it is a classic : "I confess without shame that I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. Even success, the most brilliant, is over dead and mangled bodies, the anguish and la mentation of distant families ap pealing to me for missing sons, hus bands and fathers. It is only those who have not heard a shot nor T 0 , ard , a Sh0t I heard the shrieks and groans ofthe | 'wounded and lacerated, that cry ; a j oud for more b i ood more ven Eolation War i« i hell!" isolation. w s , i I ii m f The Right Start for ||| |üü I 1920 ! / i 1 l I ! j I É MUCH DEPENDS UPON GETTING THE RIGHT START IN ANY BUSINESS. PROFESSION OR AV OCATION. YOU MAKE A PRUDENT SELEC TION IN STARTING A CHECKING OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT WITH US. == ËË HH === =| === ËËË |s =f == == = =E ËË ËËË « Excellent Facilities for Good Service h \ You, One ànd All, A Happy and Prosperous 1920 We Wish i First State Bank \ MICKIE SAVS ! ''vMtOOT GOQSGoes C> Best Boocnes Mts. tu' sousveu Bcrvs. 'umo sas tueu Hesiec, ( rcaxxm o tu.' ovo UOVJÆ tOUlVi PM>e«, OMtVv. tuts oseo t* cut vt ombr tuevte ■Bot 00 «. : 1 i, SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPTS NOW j ,41 READY V. i j /V D Osui} iuwus Advertise it in the Herald. Christmas at the Old Town Mission The following very interesting program was given at the Presbyterian Indian Mission School the afternoon of December 23rd: Song—"Glory, Peace, Good Will Responsive Bible Reading—"The Blessings of Christ's Kingdom." Prayer— ... . . Mr. Oliver Moore Recitation—Luke 2, 8 to 14. Primary Class Song—"O. Daughter of Zion" . By the School Solo—"On the Gloom of Midnight"—Julia Grandchamp, Chorus by School Recitation—"The Christmas Message" .Mrs. Moore's Class of Girls Song—' Unto You is Born a Savior" . By the School Acrostic—"Unto You a Child is Born" . Seven Boys and Girls Primary Exercise—"Christmas Catechism" . Eight Boys Song—"Shout the Glad News" . By the School Exercise—"Christmas Memories." .. By the School f Edith Jackson, Helen Ironbar, Annie KiÜspotted Song— 'Blessed Christmas Words" . By Senior Boys Recitation—"The Best Gift" ...'Lillian Moore kong— ^oel ' .. . .---. Senior Boys and Girls Solo—'"Ctoce Upon a"Time" 6 .'"......^^"comlJSrïîiŸ'sS 11 'Red-Door Chorus by Eight Girls, Address— Song— Y^* en Christmas Comes ene lc lon .. , Mrs - Kin £ had secretly made arrangements with Santa Claus, and the Program closed bells were heard and dear old Santa made his way through the crowded church to the platform. Santa Claus spoke kindly words of good cheer that made the eyes of the young sparkle and the older folks smile. This was the first time that Santa appeared in Old J°wn. The children were more than delighted with him, and the older ol P simply lpve Santa. Mrs. King and her staff of strong workers are to be congratulated on making Wolf Point famed for Missionary enterprise ^■ c ^ vor f . . Rev. S. Mclvor . By the School Rev. Amos Oneroad V POSTPONED MEETING OF NORTHSIDE VOTERS Owing to the short time in which to advertise it, and to other affairs coming on the same night, the meeting of Northside voters called to meet at the Masonic building last Friday night was very poorly attended. It was decided not to make any selection for aldermen, but to advertise another meeting to be held Saturday evening, January 3 at eight o'clock in the Northside schoolhouse. The Northside has been posted with placards announcing the meet ing. It is very desirable that there be a large and representative attend ance so that two members of the city council who are acceptable to the majority of the voters may be chosen. 5 To the Dyspeptic Would you not like to feel that your stomach troubles are over, that you can eat any kind of food that you crave? Consider then the fact that Chamberlain's Tablets have cured others—why not you. There are many who have been restored to health by taking these tablets and can now eat any kind of food that they crave.