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THE WOLF POINT HERALD
t $2.00 PER YEAR WOLF POINT, MONTANA, VOLUME VIII. THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1920. NO. 6. JOLLY SHRINERS FROM EAST, WEST "FIRST ANNUAL" OF LOCAL SHRINE CLUB CALLS MANY BROTHERS TO CITY FUN RULES THE DAY Street Stunts, Theatre Party, Big Banquet and Ball at the Sherman Hotel The first annual meeting and ban quet of the Wolf Point Shrine Club and visiting shriners is in full swing today. Large delegations of Shrine members and their wives are in at tendance from as far west as Havre and east to Williston. Numerous members from more distant points also find it convenient to join the bunch. A shrine club meeting is al ways a sure sign of a good time for everybody who attends, and this first affair of the Wolf Point club is cer tainly no exception. All through the day, processions attended by fun making stunts have been witnessed on the streets. With the inevitable fez on their heads and liberal appli cations of war paint on their faces, many of them dressed in clown bloomers of the gayest hues and the loudest patterns, the shriners and their ladies are out for a goocf time. "Quality Good»" No. 1 came in about on time and was met by a large local delegation and escorted to the Sherman. E. J. Rice was the general superintendent of transportation. His slogan was, "Nobody walks." To make good on this proposition, he had contrived a rig that will have to remain nameless but consisted mostly of lumber, half a dozen wheels and plenty of seats. For motive power there was a large white horse and an undersized mule, a combination that proved entirely successful and worked patiently take the passengers wherever they wished to go. The train from the west did not arrive until after two o'clock, which gave the bunch al ready in the city time to work up en thusiasm for a genuine Shriner's re ception for their western brothers. The Wolf Point band turned out to meet No. 2 and headed the long pro cession from the station to the Sher man, which was, of course, head quarters. The lobby was the scene of many practical jokes and much wholesome fun. Many were given ride on the mule, and most everyone, even some outsiders, tried the "elec tric" chair. Banquet and Ball During the latter part of the af ternoon the whole bunch attended the matinee at the Liberty theatre where the well-known comedy, "Are You a Mason T was presented on the screen. At 6:30 the banquet will be serv ed. The tables have been set in the spacious sample room, as the dining room is in use for the cafe's regular trade. The tables have been pret tily decorated, with yellow and white as the color scheme. Vases of cut flowers at frequent intervals height en the beauty of the scene. It is expected that considerably more thap one hundred will be seated. Af ter the banquet the grand ball will (Continued on last page.) A special meeting of Leonard Dethman Post, American Legion, was held Tuesday evening to consid er the matter of attending a Legion encampment to be held during the summer at Legion Park at Trenton, North Dakota. The Williston Post is instrumental in encouraging the encampment plan, which, it is ex pected, will be attended by thirty or more posts in Montana and North Dakota. E. J. Whitehead and Fay Bartholomew were chosen to attend the meeting to be held at Williston, at which arrangements will be made for the big event. LOCAL POST MEMBERS TO JOIN ENCAMPMENT BACK TO THE HOMESTEAD Mr. and Mrs. Roland Shaw return ed here last Friday and went out to their homestead 32 miles north. They spent the winter at South Bend, Ind., where Roland was employed in his j brother's garage. He expects to find employment for the summer at his , regular occupation of running gas j ! tractors. FIRE DESTROYS HOME The home of Mrs. Mary Belcher was practically destroyed by fire early Monday morning. The fire was started by the overturning of a ker osene lamp and spread so rapidly through the small building that the family were able to save very little besides the clothing they were wear ing. There was some delay in turn ing in the alarm, which gave the fire such a start that the department could save very little after its arriv al. The residence was a small one on Sixth avenue near Dawson. Mrs. Belcher had the house and its contents insured for $800, less than enough to cover the loss. FERRY SCHEDULE UNDER DISCUSSION NEW RATES MAIN SUBJECT AT GENERAL COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING The March general meeting of the Commercial club, held in the Sher man sample rooms Tuesday night, was attended by a fair number and was a strictly business session. Vice president C. O. Moore presided. Dis cussion of the question of ferry rates for this season took up the greater part of the time. Mr. Littlefield, owner of the White City, had represented to the club of ficials that he could not operate his boat this season at the old rates, claiming that for the time he has been here, something over two years, the operating expenses have been in excess of his receipts by a thousand dollars. The cost of ev erything connected with his business, Mr. Littlefield declares, has increased greatly, the same as in other lines of business. The following is the schedule proposed. The first figures showing the former charge and the second figures the proposed new charge : Ferry Schedule , .15 .25 . ,15 .25 . .25 .35 . .40 .50 . .50 .65 . .65 .75 . .75 1.00 . .75 1.00 .50 .65 Foot Passengers . Stock, per head . Horse and rider . Horse and rig . Two horses and rig .. Three horses and rig Four horses and rig Hayrack and team ... Auto and driver . Extra passengers, each .15 Engines, per h. p. (except 8-16 and under) .. There was free discussion of the matter and comparisons were made with the charges at other points along the river. It was stated by some who were in a position to know that the charges made by the Mon-1 dak ferry were as high last year as those proposed by the Wolf Point ferry, and in fact, on some items, higher. While it was deplored that Southside farmers should be put to increased expense at this time, no alternative could be seen, if Mr. Littlefield was unable to operate his boat at the old rates. Securing an other efficient ferry of good capacity to operate at the old rates would not be an easy matter, it was thought. It was voted that the new schedule be recommended to the trustees of the bridge company with whom the ferry makes its contracts. Advertising .25 1.00 3.75 Secretary Foor brought up the matter of advertising, explaining that the directors were planning pub licity matter and suggestions were j needed. Several good ■'suggestions were offered, including the idea of playing up the prospects and possi bilities of Wolf Point oil fields. Mr. Foor explained that the Roosevelt Highway association was preparing to publish booklets advertising the country along the route, and that Wolf Point would be allowed space in the books which would be given nation-wide distribution. He also been offered, to use the figure of a explained that it was necessary to adopt a design to be used as a mark er along the Powder River trail from Moose Jaw to Denver, which is spon sored and promoted by the local club. A suggestion that had already bucking broncho and rider, was well thought of, and it was decided to go ahead and secure a suitable design I I of this sort. into the Walters Drug Company ; building as soon as the drug store is NEW HOME FOR "HOME" The Home Meat Market will move I moved into the new building across the street, just being completed by the Farmers' Lumber Co. I FÜ3 n - ÎFf : + : : i.... ^; 4 ; . ■ - £ t t ta ï ™ 44 a ■ f 4 m : -t . ■ " tt». y £ / Eastertide in the Heart I j :/ / > / HE KEYNOTE of the world's Easter "Immortality." lî: I 3} song is In answer to the question, If a man die, shall he live again?" the Easter chimes ring out "He shall live!" 1 here is something in every man that knocks at the door of a larger life, itself in a world too small and a life too short to realize its longing. V' m - i f h m Ä Something; that finds v \ ' ÆÎ \ y The Easter message gives us the most com prehensive and clearest conception of a future life. All doubts concerning our "Immortality" is remov ed from the realm of speculation and placed be We love the flowers, they are so charming and beautiful, but or Easter lily can ever equal in beauty man's hope of the life immortal. •» I i ; $ / I .tt « '3; fore us, an eternal verity. f :: ' a, no rose a The gift of eternal life is God's greatest boon to man, and places within him what we might call Spiritual Springtime tinual Eastertide in the heart. : ?/ : * t ift : t: 1:4 £ Tz or con Then - ?"■ I we count Easter Sunday the brightest jewel with in the circle of the year. ;T- : A - ; a S. Me Ivor. J V ✓ i "■ : rg. ■ h ft // v\ 'A a f A ri ifl I I % ■' ■ Wpc -HhUJ inArrfilS £/■ V * C iisissüîsssfssifsi ;üË h*. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER, ON SAT. - WATER BOND ELECTION APRIL 10—URGENT NEED OF MORE WATER FOR CITY Have you registered for the water bond election? If you are an owner of real estate, you are qualified to vote at the special election called for Saturday, April 10, to decide the question of issuing bonds in the sum of fifty thousand dollars to increase the capacity of the city water plant . and extend the mains so that water service may be more equallv distri buted over the city. If you wish to vote at this election, you should reg ister, and there is just one oppor-1 tunity remaining. March 29 and 30 were registration days and a small number registered with Judge Gordon, the appointed registrar. Saturday, April 3, the lists of those who registered will be open for inspection at the registrar's office, and any who desire to register may do so. Notwithstanding the fact that nu merous articles of considerable length, dealing with the water ques tion and the bond election, have ap peared in several issues of both the Promoter and The Herald, it appears that some were unaware that an elec possible publicity and have carried on the necessary proceedings strictly pliance with state law, provides in detail the manner of registering vo tens for special elections. This or dinance will be found in full in this tion on the water question was pend ing. The city officials have taken the utmost pains to give the matter all according to law and the city ordi nances. Ordinance No. 49, drawn in corn issue. If you are qualified to vote, and desire to vote, and have not register ed, there is one more opportunity for you at Judge Gordon's office Satur day, April 3, between the hours of nine a. m., and nine p. m. More Water Argument There can scarcely be a doubt that the water bonds will carry, but j for the benefit of any voters who may be undecided The Herald feels these bonds should issue, aid is influenced by no personal mo j, j. a. • . . . I it is a public duty to recite a few of rvor.-,, + , many important reasons why The Her the tives. The editor has city water on his bit of ground and he is willing that the "other fellow, who is with i out wAter, should have it. j matters now stand a great many i the "other fellows" must go without, even though they are helping pay ! the present plant. But In a nut shell: The rapid growth of the city has rendered the capacity j of the present pumping plant and tank wholly inadequate to the needs of even the south part of town. All ; parts of the corporation must share the obligations of all water bonds, so all parts should receive the benefit impartially. The present water sup ply is unsafe as fire protection, even where the mains extend. An ade quate water supply would reduce in j surance rates, ter, at a low rate, needed industries With plenty of wa i , i f ch as f/^eamery and steam laun i dry would be more likely to locate here. ment has to be partly supported by : a *- ax I ev y- With an enlarged and im Proved system, taxes would <luced because the department would be selfsupporting and yield revenue toward the payment of the j bonds, 1 concern to Northsiders, who should look out for their interests at both the city and bond election. Regis ter, and vote—"For Bonds." | With the present inadequate and expensive water system, the depart be re some The water question is of special FARMERS MEETINGS SET FOR NEXT WEEK 1 I Farmers' meetings are announced for next Tuesday afternoon and eve ning> April 6th with the Wide Awake Farmers' Club . County Agents F. J. Chase of Roosevelt and Murray Stebbins of Valley county will be present. Farm accounts, silos, and summer fallowing will be the chief topics. Rev. Alfred Hen drickson and A. M. Foor will also be present to assist with the meeting. Wednesday evening there will be a meeting at Piety Hill school house in charge of the county agents. Farm crops, silos and community life will be discussed. IjIliügigagliïSI y BIRTHS ^ laSlgggiggiigiaiig To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, . , „ , a girl, on March 24. The little one , , , ,, . aaS been named Marian Anna. To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Waller, a boy, Kenneth Arnold, on March 27. To Mr. and Mrs. Stonewall Jack son, a boy, March 31. of as DEFINITE ACTION BY DEPARTMENT TRACT OF LAND WILL BE PUT ON SALE AS RESULT OF CLUB EFFORTS The Commercial Club directors, during the past six months have been working through Secretary Foor to have the Indian department recom mend the release or opening of cer tain lands adjoining the original townsite on the east and west. The land surrounding the corporate lim its of the city being held in reserve by the government for irrigation or other purposes makes it more diffi cult to secure than if it were pri vately owned. Major Mossman, superintendent of the agency at Poplar, has been very kind and helpful in assisting Secre tary Foor with the business, which has required a vast amount of cor respondence. The Major was here Monday and met with some of the. club officials and reported the latest results, which were very gratifying, The departmnt has recommended that an eighty-acre tract, adjoining the Great Northern right of way on the south and the original townsite on the east, be platted and opened after the manner of "First Addition" south of the original plat. This tract to the east includes the ground where the mill stands. It is partic ularly desirable that ground in this location be made purchasable so that warehouse and similar sites may be available. Special Act Needed The tract on the west has a differ ent status, according to the state ment of the Indian department offi cials, who say they have no author ity to sell it without a special act of congress. The Commercial Club offi cials feel that it will be quite possi- , ble to secure such an act and Sec retary Foor will at once take up the matter with Congressman Riddick in an effort to get a bill passed by this session of congress allowing the de partment to dispose of an eighty acre tract. This ground is much needed as an athletic and aviation park, in fact, part of it is now occupied under lease by the present ball grounds, The flat just west of the ball grounds is an ideal spot for an aviation field, The aviators who landed there last [ fall stated that there was no finer landing ground in the state. SCHOOL AND CITY ELECTIONS NEAR DISTRICT NO. 45 VOTES SATUR DAY, APRIL 3, ON ONE MEM BER OF BOARD CANDIDATES ARE FEW Labor Ticket and Three Independent Candidates Comprise City Ballot Once more the attention of citi zens is called to the four elections j that occur in April. First, there is election for school district No. 45 to be held Saturday, April 3, at the j Southside school building. One mem ber of the board of school trustees I is to be elected to succeed John F. j Cook, whose term expires. The vo ters will find on the ballot the names j of T. H. Fox and L. A. Kragrud. I Both men are well known, Mr. Krag ; rud being a furniture dealer and Mr. Fox a railroad man, holding the re sponsible position of chief dispatch er. Mr. Fox resides in ward two on Edgar street at Fifth avenue. City Election On Monday, April 5, occurs the jcity election, when a mayor and four aldermen will be chosen. For mayor two candidates are in the field, the present incumbent, O. T. Stennes, and Frank Smith. In the first ward, IL. A. Kragrud is unopposed for member of the council to succeed H. B. Tyson, whose term expires. In the second ward, there are two op posing candidates, W. L. Young and W. B. Everett. In the third ward, Ed. Nichol, R. G. Ferguson and Bert Lynn have filed as candidates. Mr. Nichol at present holds the office of alderman from his ward, having been appointed when that ward was cre ated. ; Ferguson and Lynn r;re running on ; the labor ticket. With Mr. Kragrud I unopposed in the first ward, and on ly one opponent with two places to fill in the third ward, the laboring people of the city are certain of be ing represented by at least two mem bers of the city council. It is fitting and just that the laboring men and railroad population of the city should have representation and it is a hope ful sign for continued good govern ment to have them take an active interest in city affairs. For Mayor The Herald has no word to say against any of the candidates, but in the matter of choosing a mayor, it would seem to be justice and good judgment to keep Mayor Stennes in the position for another term, Mr. Stennes has served but a part of a term, being appointed when John Listerud resigned. He has been com petent, faithful and efficient. His record in office will bear the closest inspection. He is well acquainted with the rather intricate situation is an enterprising and unselfish citi that necessarily obtains when a young city is at that stage where Wolf Point finds itself. Mr. Stennes (Continued on last page) ICE RUNS OUT; FERRY SOON IN SERVICE The ice in the river which broke up at this point a week ago Sunday, and moved for a few hours, started again last Sunday afternoon, and the river ran itself clear by Monday morning. The ferry, "White City," expects to be running again in a few days. Mr. Slawson's power launch is carrying foot passengers in the meantime. Several farmer rigs were maroon ed on the other side of the river from Saturday afternoon to Monday, the owners having left them there while they came across in rbwboats The river rose seven or Saturday, eight feet in a short time and then clogged with ice, leaving the owners cut off from their rigs. All the horses were safely recovered when the river cleared Monday. BIRTHDAY PARTY Last Saturday afternoon Hazel Chapman entertained a number of her little friends at a delightful par ty, the occasion being that of her tenth birthday. After spending the afternoon playing games, a dainty lunch was served. The hand-painted invitations were especially pretty.