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The Wolf Point herald. (Wolf Point, Mont.) 1913-1940, February 05, 1920, Image 1

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toliseum Saturday tve.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
j abundant success,
The Herald wishes the boys j
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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.
A business meeting of the M. E.
Ladies Aid will be held at the church
Wednesday, Feb. 11th. All are cor
dially invited.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Erma Small taught in her
place. Miss Sepplan is ill this week.
Elizabeth Randall is teaching her
Elizabeth expects to take
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
more winners to the State Fair next
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
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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,
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Anna Poetker enrolled in our 8th
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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.
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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.
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
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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
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ion that the peace and safety of the
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state did not hinge upon the immed
iate operation of this law and that

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
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
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
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
pected for at least a year.

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