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THE WOLF POINT HERALD
VOLUME VII. NO. 47. WOLF POINT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1920. $2.00 PER YEAR FIRST ANNUAL OF RICE LUMBER CO. MANAGERS OF YARDS GATHER AT WOLF POINT FOR BUS INESS AND PLEASURE BANQUET AT SHERMAN Contractors and Other Friends Join Lumbermen in An Evening of "Quality" The first headquarters convention and banquet given by a local busi ness house for its branches proved a "Howling Success" of the true Wolf Point calibre and style. When "Bud" Rice starts some thing and "Dinty" Moore backs him up, it is quite superfluous to explain that it came home wearing the first prize ribbon. And when Harry Frentz and Fred Williams and M. G. Webber join the team, the success thing sure gets covered with span gles and bells. This all has reference to the first annual convention and banquet of the Rice Lumber Company which was held at the Sherman Cafe last Saturday night. The Rice Lumber Company, headed by E. J.^Rice, op erates a line of yards in Roosevelt and Valley counties, with head offices here. The managers of the yards were called in and spent the day at the offices comparing notes on the business campaign for 1920, and giv ing attention to the talk and demon stration of A. W. Bartlett, salesman for Pratt & Lambert, varnish manu facturers. Mr. Lambert is an expert in talking and demonstrating var nishes and enamels and proved that he has goods of unexcelled quality. But the banquet in the evening was the feature that crowned the day with success. A jolly party of 22 gathered about the big table at 6:45. And such a feed—but what's the use going into detail, it has al ready been mentioned that it was at the Sherman and that is enough. Team Work There were three big cards at the banquet—the eats, the music and the speeches. There was team work (the Wolf Point kind) all through. There was not a slacker in the bunch when it came to cleaning up the plates of chicken al a king. And everybody joined in singing the songs that had been composed for the oc casion and set to such tunes as "Tipperary," "Casey Jones' "Good Old Summer Time.' lowing sample, sung to the tune of "Casey Jones," will give an idea of the way they went: Come all you people if you want to hear The place to buy your lumber any time in the year, You may want it in the spring time, you may want it in the fall, But you'll always get the best any time that you call. There's always one place a little and The fol better than the rest, There's always one place where you always get the best, Of this place we're going to tell, So hang around close and listen well. Chorus Quality goods, that is our motto, Quality goods, makes the business nice, Quality goods, that is our motto, Quality goods, from Old "Bud" Rice. Each song ended in the same way —with howls. These were not anti cipated by the authors of the ballads but originated with the guests. There was also some real music. Miss Wilson of the high school and H. F. McConnell rendered several piano and violin duets that were warmly encored, and Miss Wilson and M. G. Webber each pleasingly sang a solo. The Theatre, Too The flow of wit and wisdom that was turned on after the feast was under the personal management of H. A. Frentz who is strictly "quality goods" in the role of toast master. He made 'em all sit up and perform, even the lone lady. It was hard to place oratorical honors, as between Fred Williams and Claude Moore. Fred was sure good and was said to be running on his own steam, too. Claude was also at his best but handi capped by his habit of howling, and the judges scored him lower on that account. Jim Miller made the short est speech of the evening. He said: T can't." stand up and say it," he was told by : Well, you w;ll have to , pay premium for OUR SCHOOL BONDS The board of trustees for District No. 45 has effected the sale of the $50,000 school bond issue recently voted to Sweet, Causey, Foster Com pany of Denver, at a premium of $550, plus accrued interest since December. A representative of the Denver company was here last week and the money was paid into the district treasury on January 10th. The mem bers of the board are well satisfied with the sale and consider that it speaks well for the district to be able to float the issue at a premium and receive the money so promptly. ALL SAY BOOSTER EDITION IS FINE GENERAL SENTIMENT FAVORS HERALD'S PLAN OF BIG NUMBER Nothing but encouragement comes to The Herald in response to last week's announcement of a booster edition to be issued in March. Many voluntary assurances of approval and support for the idea have come to the editor. It is the general feeling that the time is ripe for such an enter prise and that it must be carried through in Wolf Point Suggestions are solicited. The ed itor can't promise to use all that are submitted, but all are welcome. Among other things, suggestions for a name for this special number are wanted. "Booster' is a good old word, but is getting slightly thread bare. Through the kindness of Mrs. Clyde Patton, the editor examined a copy of the Golden Anniversary Number of the San Diegj (Cal.) Union, which originally came from S. T. Cogswell. It is a wonderful get up, with many sections in colors and so big that it is more easily measured in pounds than in pages. It suggests that if such advertising is good for San Diego, California, it is -good, in due proportion, for Wolf Point, Montana. CARPENTERS SEND DELEGATE. Jess A. Thom,president of the lo cal carpenters' union, has been elect ed by the member's as their repre sentative to attend the Carpenters' Stat Convention at Lewistown on February 2. TOTAL BANK FOOTINGS REACH NEW HIGH MARK The total footings of Wolf Point's three growing banks, as shown by their statements, published in re sponse to the call issued for Decem $1,230,678.93, which is undoubtedly the highest amount reached by the banks of any town in Roosevelt or Sheridan counties, and is an excep tionally good showing to be made at the close of a year of poor crops. ED GITS FOR ROAD JOBS The commercial club directors have appointed Ed Gits as chairman of their committee of roads and have also named him as Wolf Point's di rector of the Roosevelt County Good Roads Association in place of John F. Cook, who has resigned. ' was voted a huge success and proved Mr. and Mrs. Rice and their assist shall. 22 others, and he did, and they agreed. But there were really some very good things said—pleasant, optimistic and complimentary. After the banquet the host took the party to the Liberty to enjoy Fatty Arbuckle in "Sleuths," and Ethel Clayton in "The Mystery Girl" from reserved loge seats. The Rice company's "first annual" ants delightful entertainers. Those in the party were: Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rice, A. W. Bartlett, Chi cago, V. W. Gladden, Frazer, W. H. Walker, Oswego, N. P. LeCornu, Poplar, H. E. Rawlston, Brockton, \ H. A. Frentz, J. T. Miller, Ralph C. j Lemon, Albert Langlie, E. M. Pray, Carroll Hagestad, Edward Mesz, O. j T. Stennes, H. B. Tyson, F. E. Rath ert, G. H. Flint, F. C. Williams, M. G. Webber, C. O. Moore, C. L. Mar THE FARMER'S SIDE OF IT. W. BLISS YORK. Yes, this here Poet Frentz, sure is a dandy, With his writin' 'bout the town that's goin' ter be. All those bully-vards and other fancy trimmin's, Will be a sight that's wonderful ter I I j see. I reckon when it comes ter real good boostin'. He kin skin the smartest guy I ever saw— But now don't git the notion, in the time yer city't growin That the country folks will sit and chew a straw. j i j j There's goin, ter be a gol-dinged lot of changes 'Fore a year or two have slid around the bend; On these farms of rollin' land and level 'Cause the Lord A'Mighty's got some crops ter send. Our fields of corn will cover every hillside; In the valleys there'll be silos. An' the red barns with their weather vanes a turnin'— For to see the top, ye'll almost break yer neck. Ye'll see a bunch of cows in every pasture, So sleek and nice, a chewin' on their cud; Then ye'll wonder what is makin' all the gruntin', Till ye see the hogs a-rootin' in the mud. The hens will do less squakin' an' more layin'— At the egg-producin' game they'll run Then, with raisin' ducks an' geese an' gobblin' turkeys, The wimmen folks will dress in silk an' lace. On the Southside, there will be a driveway From Wolf Point to opposite Poplar town. Elmer Hauge will have to make his bridge a strong one, Else when we haul our crops, we'll break er' down Now, there's many other thing which I could tell yer, 'Bout how lucky all the farmers are goin' ter be But I don't suppose yer'd b'lieve it, So right here I'm goin' ter leave it. With these last three words at partin'- "Wait an' see!" ! prairies j ! Yes, by heck! f I I I ! f I f a race, i j j j I ! I I I \ i j § Î Î i i î i WOLVES MEETING TWO NORTH DAKOTA TEAMS The city basketball team is over • xi Vi i m North Dakota for games with . tit" -n, a Stanley and Minot Thursday and T .. * Friday nights. In these teams, es • of i , ... pecially Stanley, the Wolves are like , , / , . ,, ,. . ly to find opr ments really worthy to . , meet, and while there is every con - , ... ,, , fidence that the boys will add two more victories to their already good list, there isn't any guarantee of the fact. The North Dakota teams are reported to be among the very best in that state. If the boys succeed in outscoring either of them, it will be a performance much to their credit. On account of his school work, E. Y Poore was unable to go with the team, and Pouder also will be out of the lineup, but Capt. Frahm believes that with Berlin at center and Kand ier and Hall at guard, and King and himself in the forward positions, and Lenz as a substitute, his team will be able to show the North Dakota boys regular battles. The Havre All-Stars are expected here for a game soon and that will be a contest that none of the basketball I fans will want to miss. • RETURNS FROM CONVENTION. Dr. L. W. Day returned Monday from Billings where he attended the state roads convention. The doctor says the delegates from this end of the state went to Billings hoping to learn the basis upon which the pro posed road bond issue would be ap portioned to the different counties, but came home feeling that they did not know. The grouping of the larg er cities of the state is against the chances of the northern part. But of course the bond issue is not yet passed. INSTALLS X-RAY MACHINE Dr. J. C. De Wane has installed in his office a Waite & Bartlett X-ray machine of the most improved and convenient type. It is the same style of machine that was used in the army hospitals at the front. It is termed a bed-side unit. It was especially designed for army use with a view to reducing the size without lessen ing the power. St. Paul was here Tuesday to install the machine and several plates were made with excellent success. The machine can be attached to any electric light socket. G. E. Macklett of GONDER-HOGSTOTZ Charles M. Gonder, a well known Great Northern fireman, and Miss Elizabeth Hogstotz were married this afternon by Judge Gordon, at the Westside home of Mrs. Alfred Hamel. The wedding was attended by a small party of relatives and friends. The bride is a most gifted and popular girl. The happy couple have the hearty congratulations of They will reside in many friends. this city. THE M and M TRAU THROUGH WOLF POINT Point and passing through the prin j ! With an , e " e f tic and comr >iercial club secretary like A. M. v ,, . . . roor, there is always something i. . , , ; ...... to be taken up and pushed, and it's , ... , ' always something good, T , ., . .. , „ _ Just now it is the M. and M. Trail, -. , . „ Mr. Foor is sponser for tiie idea of , . ,, T a trail from Moose Jaw to Miles City . ... . : new cipal towns and community centers along the route. Mr. Foor will work hard to interest the people along the trail and will endeavor to have it designated, and as soon as possible, marked. The idea is valuable because there is a great deal of north and south travel and many find it necessary to go into Canada on business, and more yet wish to reach points south of here, and a trail designated, mark ed and eventually improved, would attract the north and south traffic. FIVE-COUNTY MEETING ELEVATOR MEN, JAN. 22 An important meeting of those in terested in farmers' elevators is an nounced to be held at Wolf Point January 22. The meeting is for the five counties in this corner of the state and County Agent Chase has engaged several speakers who are specialists in the marketing line. W. L. Beers, marketing agent of the Montana state college. County Agent Michels of Toole county, J. C. Tay lor, assistant county agent leader for Montan, and R. G. Tyler of Medi cine Lake, secretary of the North eastern Montana Co-Operative Ele vator Association, are all expected to be present to address the meeting and give the benefit of their special knowledge and experience. A largely attended meeting that ( will prove of much benefit to the farmers' elevator people is antici pated. TEAM RUNS AMUCK Hank Cusker's team became fright ened and took a lively sprint along Mr. Main street Monday afternoon. Cusker saw them start, jumped into the sled, but was unable to get con trol of them before they ran into the concrete post that supports the silent policeman at the intersection of The sled and its Main and Fourth, contents were considerably scattered. held at the school house January 21, ■ to organize a local "dug-out" of the The Wolf The team broke loose and ran into the south part of town and were soon captured and brought back. Cusker received a slight injury to his leg, but nothing serious. Mr. W. W. V. WILL ORGANIZE Posters announce a meeting to be World War Veterans. Point charter is the first in the state. Î IRRIGATION MEETING WOLF POINT JAN. 24 I ( A series of meetings in the inter = : est of irrigation are being held ? ( through the northern part of the f jstate. Wolf Point's date falls on I January 24. The meeting will be j held in the afternoon and Secretary î Poor has engaged the use of the Lib j j erty theatre. î Sam Teagarden, who is closely ! identified with irrigation work in the ! state, and who is well qualified to j speak on the subject, will address the I audience. Mr. Foor has also invited j R. M. Connor of Poplar, government j project engineer, to be present and make an address. The object of the I meeting is educational, to let the î public learn what is necessary to get I projects organized and under t way. SPECIAL FEATURES FOR H.S. ASSEMBLY i i ; INSTRUCTIVE TALKS, GOOD MU SIC—FAIRVIEW WON DE BATE—JUNIOR PROM ; Mrs. Martin gave a very interesting j address before the assembly one day j last week. Her subject was "The Boys' Industrial School" at Eldora, Iowa. Mrs. Martin was an instructor in this school for one year. assem bly on Tuesday of this week, subject was "Our Native Birds." Rec ords giving various bird calls used. Her were On Friday of last week the assem bly was entertained by a five-piece orchestra. Messrs. Severson, Willis, Shh'ley Mowatt, Lois Wright and Miss Erma Small were the members. Many selections were given. To say that these were appreciated is put ing it mildly. The Wolf Point High School students are developing a taste for good music and our school should be a music center within a The 'cello played by Mr. Willis is certainly a beautiful instru ment. Mr. Wright will assemble our high school orchestra for the first time this week. We would like to have a few children take lessons on the clar inet. This is a valuable instrument in the orchestra or band. Mr. Wright would like to have some boy take up bass drum. The band will appear in the assembly some time this month or the first of next. Miss Sabin is ill this week. Mrs. Livingston has charge of the room. The report cards are being sent out this week. Parents are asked to cheek these carefully. Some of the failures the first three months have improved wonderfully. We are much pleased to announce this. The se mester examinations will be held next week, January 22 and 23. Our girls' basketball team will few years, play at Culbertson Friday night and at Bainville Saturday night. On Sat urday night, January 17, the Cul bertson boys will play here. Let's get out and win this game. The pre liminary will be played by the Fresh men and 8th grade. Our debating team was defeated by a superior team at Fairview Fri day night. The girls received splen did treatment and were glad to lose to better debaters. Next year we shall start earlier. In the meantime much work in debating and declam atory work will be given in our lit erary societies. The biggest event of the school year will be the Junior Prom. Do you remember the one we had last year? This is going to be bigger and grander than ever. The banquet will be served in the upper banquet hall at 6 o'clock. Plates for 75 couples At 8 o'clock sharp the will be laid, Grand March will begin and all will move to the wonderfully decorated ballroom, furnish the music what that means. The Glacier orchestra will and we know Dancing will be the order from 8 to 12. Only invi tation tickets for 75 couples will be sold at $2.50 per couple. This in cludes check room, banquet and dance. Speak early to avoid the rush. week, age our high school graduates to at tend higher institutions of learning, Supt. Frank. H. Livingston. Miss Phillips of the Home Econom ics Department of the Dillon State Normal, visited our high school this Her purpose was to encour POST NO. 22 PLANS HOME FOR MEMBERS BUSINESS MEETING AND BAN QUET TUESDAY NIGHT LARGELY ATTENDED FOUR LEGION DANCES New Building, Sub-Post* and Wo man's Auxiliary Among Sub jects Considered Leonard Dethman Post No. 22 of the American Legion held a business meeting and banquet at the Sher man dining room Tuesday night. It was attended by fifty members and was both successful and pleasant. The business meeting was carried on with the members seated at the ta bles. Commander Squires presided. Among the more important actions taken was a decision to hold a series of four dances, one each month, at the Coliseum. The question of organizing a wo man's auxiliary to the Post was dis cussed and it was decided to take the preliminary steps necessary to or ganize such a body. The wife, sister or daughter of any man eligible to membership in the Legion is eligible to membership in the Auxiliary. Under the by-laws, an auxiliary body is carried on under the vision of the executive council of the American Legion. It was decided to organize sub super posts in surrounding towns for the convenience of members residing in those communities. These posts will be branches of No. 22, which is head quarters for this section. The Post has decided to create, rapidly as possible, a building fund, and at the earliest date feasible, will secure a site and erect a building that will be ideal for its needs. It is anticipated that the building will be on the order of a Y. M. C. A. hut., with one part utilized as a reading and rest room and sort of a home for members, and another portion fitted up to serve for a meeting place and for social affairs, dances are expected to furnish a starter-for this fund. A resolution was passed inviting veterans of the Civil and Spanish American wars to become honorary members of the Post. The meeting was one of the best the Legion has yet held and members are enthusiastic over the progress that is being made and the interest that is being shown. as This winter's FILL AN APPLICATION NUMBER YOUR BUILDING City Engineer Dowell urges all owners of buildings to make applica tion for their house numbers, and then secure and put up the metal numerals. It is both desirable and necessary that this be done all over . the city, as it is the first step toward securing free delivery of mail, and nothing further can be done toward securing the service until house num bers and street names are put up. Mr. Dowell states that quite a large number have made application for the numbers, but there are still many who have not given the matter at tention. Blank applications may be obtain ed at Stennes-McConnon's, the Co Operative store, Kelly Brothers', A. M. Behner's on the Northside, Sec retary Poor's office, the real estate offices, and, in fact, about all of the more convenient business places. These should be filled out to describe the exact location of the building and turned in to the city engineer, who will then issue authority for secur ing your number. Aluminum fig ures may be obtained at any of the hardware stores or at Mr. Behner's on the Northside at a very small cost. INCREASES COLD STORAGE FACILITIES OF HIS MARKET The new equipment gives Mr, Young increased capacity for keeping fresh meat on hand in large quantities. W. L. Young, proprietor of the Valley Market, has just about com pleted a cold storage system that will be a valuable addition to his plant, as it has a large capacity for both ice and meats. The concrete cooling rooms are underground, beneath the warehouse and the ice compartment is built into one end of the building.