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THE WOLF POINT H ER A T O
$2.00 PER YEAR WOLF POINT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1920. VOL. VII. NO. 50. 1 ¥ 11 v .VÛQÎ Ivo C LT Al K O I I I » **1 ^ VJ 1 C (X L l/QuIVClUuil vJCtlliv jO I • O ■ 1 ¥"* toliseum Saturday tve. i Havre All-Stars Will Play Postponed Game AVith Local Big Crowd is Expected to Turn Out and Howl —Dance I,. ir* • i <■ r* t. Afterward—Browning Indians Coming Later. Sure to be One of the Best Games Ever Wolves ») A basketball game has again .been Ä b rw„. f th k,rw„.v": The Havre manager has wired Man ager Dick Berlin that they will be here for a game Saturday night, sure, and it is hoped that nothing will happen to any of the members of the All-Stars to prevent this ath letic classic from being staged. This is the second date arranged between these teams, the .first being canceled by Havre. The game will be played in the Coliseum, which affords abundant space for both players and specta tors. It will be the first game play ed in the new building, and getting it ready has cost the members of the local team considerable in both time and cash. This added to the expense of getting the Havre team here, makes the total expense so large that nothing short of a packed house will let them out whole. Great Game Certain Without exaggeration, this will be one of the fastest and most exciting games of basketball ever seen in the stai-e, the kind of a game that you don't get a chance to see more than a couple of times in a lifetime. There is no question about the class of the Havre team. If there is anything better over in their part of the state, it hasn't been heal'd from. Our Wolves are newly organized, and probably have not engaged in nearly as many games as the Havre team, but they are looking for a chance to prove the stuff that is in Lately they have found it difficult to schedule games and to stir things « them. up they issued a sweeping challenge through some of the state dailies to any and all teams in the state. This seemed to have the desired effect and brought a rise out of both the Havre All-Stars and the Browning Indians, the latter having written that they will arrange a game a little later. I j ' Dance Afterward Nobody who has a bit of sporting blood in their veins can afford to miss the game next Saturday night. The business houses of the city will close at eight o'clock. The game will be called at 8:15 sharp. Let's turn out in force and "howl" for the boys to win this big game and glory for Wolf Point. There will be a dance after the game. Admission to the game, adults 50 cents, children 25 cents. Dance tickets 75 cents. , 0. H. HANSON ENJOYS MERCHANTS' COURSE Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Hanson re turned Sunday from a two weeks visit in Minnesota. Mr. Hanson's people at Starbuck, and Mr. Hanson went to the Twin Cities and attended the Merchants' short course wdfich is an annual feature at Minnesota university. He devoted five days to the course and he feels well repaid and is glad The course consisted They visited says that he went, largely of talks, lectures and demon strations by men thoroughly exper ienced in the different branches of merchandising. All of the more im portant problems that a retail mer chant must face were carefully con sidered and the questions of attend merchants answered by compe No drop in prices mg tent authorities, is expected before 1921. Advertising a business was dis cussed along with other things and the merchants were strongly advised to set apart a fixed per cent of their receipts to advertise their business to the public. One evening the job bers association of Minneapolis en tertained the merchants at a banquet and theatre party, and another night the Merchants' Association of St. Paul did the same thing. Mr. Han son and a merchant from Fairview were the only representatives from Montana. WEBBER & SQUIRES, NEW MAIN STREET CONCERN Yesterday a new business firm took its place on the city's commer cial lists, this being Webber & Squires, who have leased for a term °f two years and two months the building and outfit known as the Royal Coffee House, and owned and formerly conducted by W. A. Rogers. The place is equipped as a billiard I cigar, confectionery : drink stand, and has a lunch counter and kitchen. i 1 The new firm is com P osed of M. I G ' Webber and W. Requires. Both holds the P osition of head bookkeep er in the offices of the Rice Lumber Company, and Mr. Squires has held a position in the division offices of I are young men of high standing and i personal popularity. Mr. Webber the Great Northern Company. Mr. Webber will continue in his position t, u t ]vj r . Squires has resigned and will take personal charge of the bus j ness he and his partner have assum e( j Squires is commander of Leonard Dethman Post No. 22 of the Amer i j can Legion, ! Both are service men and Mr. The Royal Coffee House has al- j j ways been a popular, hang-out, and j will certainly lose none of its pres-! | tige under the management of these | | enterprising young men. They an- j I nounce that they will soop make j i some marked improvenments in the j place. j abundant success, ( ; The Herald wishes the boys j j j TO CLUB MEMBERS ! I MAMTÜÎ V I'*"™ I ilL I IflE-iJüriUEi - Secretary Foor has issued to each member of the Cammercial Club a copy of a resume of the work for the first month of the year with suggest ions for the immediate future. Here are a few sample paragraphs from the report : Our magazine department is in creasing its activity and usefulness. Twenty-six families were supplied with reading material. You are re quested to give your old magazines to the Club for distribution. Gather them up now and call Phone 20-J. We are planning greater things for accomplishment this year. H will take your support and co-oper success every : dertaking. Have you in the past sup ! ported the community like you should? Are you a member, if not, j join the Club and show us you are j interested in your own City. Mem berships, $1.00 per month. Mr. Member, when you have your next lot of stationery printed, use the slogan "Wolf Point, Commercial Hub of Northeastern Montana." It won't cost any more and boost you will. Send a copy to the Club. M. E. LADIES' AID A business meeting of the M. E. Ladies Aid will be held at the church Wednesday, Feb. 11th. All are cor dially invited. HIGH SCHOOL QUINTETTE TRIM GLASGOW BOYS The Wolf Point high school bas ketball team registered its third vic tory of the season last Friday night when Glasgow high was defeated by a score of 24 to 17. From the first blast of the refer ee's whistle it was evident that the crowd w'as to be treated to some real basketball. For seven minutes there was no scoring. Each team seemed ; unable to break through the oppos ing defense and cage the ball. Then Young and Yandell each connected with the basket and the score stood 4 to 0 until the last three minutes ■ of the fii'st half, when Glasgow's brilliant center made three succès-' sive field goals. K. Baer, Glasgow ; forward, threw a goal from the foul line and the half ended with Glas - - 4 The Wolves came back strong at the opening of the second period, I and after allowing Glasgow one more basket, took the lead and were never ! headed. The defensive work of Dez j ell and Foster, Wolf Point's guards, was brilliant; the Glasgow forwards 'did not shoot a single basket from the field A11 of Glasgow's seven j counters from the floor were made by R. Baer, center. His playing was of the highest order and time after time he received the plaudits of the crowd that packed the gym for his fine shots. Young, Wolf Point center and captain, displayed his usual classy form, though his eye at basket shoot ing was not so sure as in former games. He shot five goals from the field and caged two foul shots, thus making half of his team's points. Yandell connected with the basket four times and Carr twice. The game was referee'd by Dick manager City Team. Coach Huber of Glas gow umpired. Once each week the high school have made this season is due to the and mwsircredit for the showing they quintette practices with the city team experience gained from these battles with the older and more experienced Wolves. ENTERTAIN GRAND LODGE OFFICER E. M. Hutchinson, Grand Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star lodge, was here yesterday and attended the regular lodge meeting last eve ning. Following the routine work, the members of the lodge had a sup per at the Stephens' Confectionery in honor of their guest. Mr. Hutch inson installed the Eastern Star lodge here last spring, BUY A TICKET The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire De partaient will hold their seventh an nual ball Thursday night, February 12th, at the Coliseum. Tickets $1.25 war tax included. This is a purely beneficiary affair and every man in the city whose property is under their protection should buy a ticket whe ther he dances or not. ll/ID il CHARTER HAS BEEN RECEIVED —LAND OWNERS INVITED TO COME IN The newly organized and incor porated Wolf Point Oil & Gas Com pany received their charter a few days ago, and are now in shape vig orously to push the business for which the company was formed. The first business is to secure leases on a large acreage of land which is absolutely necessary in starting ev ery oil enterprise. If oil or gas is struck there will naturally be a rush of oil prospectors to this field and unless the local company controls a large part of the land in this vicinity they would not be in a position to drill additional wells, and of course, unless a gusher was struck, numer ous producing wells would be neces sary to an output that would pay dividends on a large capitalization. The company is now inviting land owners to come to their offices and take up the matter of leases. The arguments and offer are set forth in a display advertisement in this issue. Secretary Lamberton says that things are starting well, and that al ready numerous land owners have been in and signed leases. He hopes that many more will fall in with the co-operative idea upon which the success of the venture rests. There is great interest in oil en terprises in many parts of Montana and no lack of confidence that the state will rank as a large oil produc er within a short time. According to reports, oil has already been struck in the Roundup field, and at Williston, N. D., 100 miles east of heft, oil has been found at a depth of 200 feet, but it cannot be deter mined in what quantity until new easing is put in place to shut off the heavy flow of water. I SECOND SEMESTER STARTS WITH SNAP SCHOOL BAND CONCERT WAS FINE— JUNIOR PROM COMING SOON The Wolf Point school is busy as a beehive. The second semester has started in with a snap and vigor that shows the vitality and whole-hearted interest of the student body. The Junior class members are utilizing every spare second. They are caus ing cherry trees to blossom in prep aration for the grandest event of the year—The Junior Prom. Very few of the 75 tickets are left and these will be disposed of this week. The domestic science girls are carefully studying the cook book and no one is going hungry. Two banquet ta bles seating from 150 to 200 people are being prepared. We had a real Prom last year but we intended to out-do ourselves this year. Glacier orchestra is pi-eparing a spe cial program of tantalizing airs The which will make you one-step, fox trot or waltz in spite of yourselves. The sewing class members are pre paring special costumes for the maids. The basketball squad is hard at work as we have two real games this week. We meet Malta on the local floor Friday night of this week. A free dance will be held after the game. Admission to the game is 35c. The city volley ball team will meet the high school team in a pre liminary. Our victory over Glasgow last week 24 to 17 has put us in the race for district championship. We need your presence as well as your financial support. On Saturday night our team will go to Glasgow. Mr. Poore acted as referee at the Minot Poplar game last Saturday night. Minot won 31 to 30. We are stij£ in hopes that the Basketball 'Tournament may be held in Wolf Point February 27 and 28. Our second semester started Janu ary 26. The examinations were held the week before. The state eighth grade examinations were held at the same time. The results of the exam inations were very good. Freshman class had the largest num ber of failures, A number of these failed because of a good reason. The others failed because enough time was not put on the work outside of school. You can check your boy or girl next week when the report cards are sent out. Those who failed in History I had to drop the subject. A class in Business English and a beginners' Algebra class were started for those who failed in Algebra and English. The eighth grade history class did poor work in the state ex amination. Most of them passed the I spelling examination. Bruce Randall, Elsie Honn and Julia Finstad wrote | sorae of the 8th grade examinations, j Miss Willson, was ill one day last week. The Erma Small taught in her place. Miss Sepplan is ill this week. Elizabeth Randall is teaching her Elizabeth expects to take room. charge of one of our rural schools very soon. A 1st B Primary class was started last week. Mrs. Livingston has charge until a teacher can be se cured. She has enrolled 20. Be cause, of congestion on the North side, 12 second graders were, trans ferred to the Southside Tuesday, They will be put into our 2nd B grade, which is in charge of Mrs. Hauge. Our school is so crowded that this is the best arrangement we could make. If we had transferred the third grades we would have had to form two third grades on the Southside and hired an extra teacher, In addition to this we had no room for this extra grade. The 1st A Primary has been put into a basement room. The sixth grade is now on the first floor and the Commercial Department is up on the second floor. This will cause less running up and down stairs and will lessen the confusion when class es are passing. The text book room has been cleared and is now a reci tation room. A cloak room is being changed into a book room. Our school is filled up. We expect to remodel the attic for next year. If our enrollment increases much, we will have to hold classes on the roof, A new Victrola has been pur chased with entertainment money, We expect to select $30 worth of records. The Victrola will then be sent from room to room. Selections j appropriate for each grade will be J purchased. The girls' bread club baked six loaves of bread the other day. The results were move than satisfactory when we consider that not a single member of the club had ever baked bread. more winners to the State Fair next fall. We expect to send a few The following subjects have been added to our courses this semester: Business English, Commercial Geog raphy, Trigonometry, American His tory, Drawing, Civics 8th, Physiology 7th, Typewriting I B, Elementary Pspchology, Spelling and Penman ship, and Algebra I B. The Senior class members have selected the play, "The College Town." This will be presented about the last of March. We shall not start work on it until March 1st. Our attendance percentage has been sent very low by the mumps and smallpox. Stanley Kubik has enrolled for post graduate work in our high school. Mary Carroll enrolled in the high school. Earl Palmer has re turned to school. A number of boys who are working are coming to school and taking two or more sub jects. They are doing splendid work. This is the spirit that we like to see and we hope to encourage others to do the same thing. The school band and orchestra gave a delightful program last Fri day afternoon. Many people were out to hear them. Mr. Wright has performed wonders in a short time. We hope to give_ a concert before the end of the year. The literary so ciety gave a good program. About twenty high school girls are enrolled in the nursing course. Classes are held from 3 to 5 each day. fOMFS iUIlLiWiOl tUifiLO 1 _ I SECRETARY INDUCES BUREAU TO REPORT THOUGH THIS POINT ! _ j Arlie M. Poor, secretary of the i Commercial Club, has succeeded in j arranging to have daily weather! forecasts sent here from Chicago, which is the point from where all I western states receive their weather , is (Ging tie, W °! 0 • „ , . 0 ,, Anna Poetker enrolled in our 8th , o „ , . grade at the beginning of this semes £ Mr. Wright attended the Poplar High School Band Concert last Mon day evening. Mr. Kegel, our janitor, is ill this week. Mr. Yandall Mr. Ekren gave an interesting talk before the assembly. He gave the students a method by which they could judge themselves. Miss Mc Aleer will give the next talk. Supt Frank H. Livingston. dispatches. It took considerable ef fort on Mr. Foor's part to this service, as the weather bureau, in common with all other departments of the government is hard up and obliged to curtail expenses. Wm. T. Lathrop, director of the Bureau, has designated Mr. Foor as the person to receive the daily fore cas t f 0 r this region. As his part of the arrangement, Mr. Foor forwards the forecast every day by mail to the postmasters in four or five towns, both east and west of Wolf Point. In addition to the daily reports, special warnings of sudden changes in the weather and approaching storms will be received. Mr. Foor will post copies of the daily report at the banks, the post office and in the commercial club of fj ce . The report is received between sed and 9:00 a. m. BELGIAN FARMERS ARE FILLING SHELL HOLES - j Archie «Maertins recently had a letter from a brother living in Bel- 1 gium. For three years and a half this brother and his family lived be- ; hind the German lines, but now they are back home and are happily go ing about the necessary work of re- j construction. Their home was in the vicinity of Hill 60, near Ypres, j and Mr. Maertins says that his bro ther has already filled up over 600 shell holes on his land. Prices there are very high. A cow', which before the war would have brought $90, is ; now worth about $450. PRIMARIES IN BOTH APRIL AND AUGUST THE SUPREME COURT DECISION CHANGES THINGS—VOTE ON PRESIDENT APRIL 23 The decision of the state supreme court handed down last Friday with reference to the operation of the pri mary election law passed by the special session of the legislature last August, has held a large share of the attention of the people of Montana the past week. The primary laws, amendments to them, referendum petitions, and tests in the court, have left the whole matter in a confused condition in the minds of a large part of the people of the state. The decision of the supreme court, which will be found in full in another column of this paper, holds that the emergency clause attached to the primary measure passed by the last legislature, is void, and that before the law becomes operative, the elec tors of the state have the right to say whether they want the law or not. As the matter now stands, and will stand until the election next November, there will be a preferen tial presidential primary on president and vice president held April 23, 1920, and at the usual time for the primaries in August there will be an other primary election as provided for in the law passed at the last regular session of the legislature, held at the beginning of 1919. Decision is Popular IU r, uc-mv* iiurDccm/' INFLUENZA INCREASING Reports of the doctors indicate that there are about fifteen lr ^bmnza, or something very much jiesemo mg it, in the city at present, ' ° ar ' 1 * ie ?ltna ^ on n °t alarm ing and few of the cases are severe. Lut tbe e P ,delrllc has only just ap P® are ^ an ma y PJ5' ve more serious ..« n ' appear.. urn >a e am 'V" e 4 ,ul t ■ o u.e evct,\ precau * 10n * 0 avold contracting or spread 1L 1 ea ' °' The supreme court made its de cision by a divided opinion. The opinion was written by Justice Mat thews and concurred in by Justices Hurly and Cooper. Justices Brant ley and Holloway handed down sep arate dissenting opinions. Justice John Hurly was foi-merly district judge of the 17th district, which in c j u ^j e( j Q | d Sheridan county. The position of the majority opin - +Vl . ion that the peace and safety of the j: , „ , ■ • ,, . , state did not hinge upon the immed iate operation of this law and that ■ j, the legislature had not sufficient jus tification for attaching the emergen cy clause, meets with the approval, it is believed, of a large part of the people of the state. The whole pri mary question is certain one of the live issues of the 1920 become campaign. ies of Perhaps the most severe case of the week has been that of F. B. Tur P roved today. ner, proprietor of the Palace barber shop, but he is reported as much im B - T y son > vice president of the ^ i**st National Bank, returned Sun da F morning from a business trip of a week to Minneapolis and St. Paul. He sa Y s that the financial situation ln £* ner al as read by the big city bankers and business men, who keep tbeir fingers on the commercial P ulse > is not considered to be as good as tbe Y would like to have it, and the a( ivice of the wise ones is to discour a F e speculation in every way possi ble, and encourage production. There has been a vast amount of infla LOCAL BANKER QUOTES TWIN CITY OPINION tion - Extravagance has been rife and still continues. Wage earners and salary drawers in the city spending their money as though they had life-long insurance of an equal income. Furs and silks are as com mon as wool and cotton formerly were. Mr. Tyson says that there is no lack of faith in Montana, among the business men and capitalists of the Twin Cities, who know and under stand Montana. They have perfect faith that the state will overcome ad versity and go ahead more rapidly than ever. No drop in values is ex are pected for at least a year.