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The Wolf Point Herald
j At the local grounds—Eastern
j Montana Stare vs Plenty wood
* Stars, "Lefty" Ryan in the box;
Sunday, 25th, two o'clock.
You must be registered, your I
last chance is fire p. m. Saturday, |
Sept. 2-4, with the county clerk
«r any justice.
Pioneer Voice Of The Community—For Home And Country
eiOUX CITY, la., Sept. 19.—A
general selling holiday seeking
higher farm prices was ordered to
begin is all agricultural states of
the middle west and south at mid
night, Sept. 20, by the executive
council of the National Farmers
Holiday association in a meeting
here today.
The nonselling campaign is to
apply only to grain and livestock,
•the leaders decided,
farm produce such as cream, but
ter and eggs are not to be with
held from markets for at least 30
If at the end of that period the
price is not equal to the cost of
their production the perishable pro
ducts likewise will not be sold, the
council members declared.
The council declared picketing
operations conducted in the Sioux
City vicinity for the last five weeks
had served a purpose. The leaders,
however, advocated that further
picketing be discontinued forth
Instead of picketing, the farm
holiday leaders suggested that the
farmers make every effort to en
list the support of all farmers in
the movement.
If you harbor a slim doubt that
Joan Crawford stands with distinct
ion among the few "First Ladies"
of the screen, dispel them now.
Moreover, way
is the "White Hope" of Hollywood,
and her destiny is to oust each and
every usurper from the throne of
the movie monarchy. And to occupy
that throne herself in regal majesty
and splendor.
In an all-star cast there is but
one star—Joan Crawford! "Letty
Lynton" marks a new high in her
career, and no movie mime, past
or present, could excel the exquisite
portrayal of the picture's tortured
heroine. She stands a revelation
even to those who have long wor
shipped at her flaming shrine.
In a handsome, well-directed
story, she is the wilfull daughter
of a great house who descends to
a torrid but tawdry affair with a
suave and perfumed cave-man from
some Latin land. He declines to
call it quits when romance wilts,
and stands between the girl and
marriage to her first real love.
In addition to the star's superb
performance, Nils Asther tops any
portrayal he has contributed in the
role of villian, and the buoyant
Robert Montgomery is one of those
clean-cut, worldly-wise youngsters
he limns so well. The three share
centre screen among them, but not
to the exclusion of delightful por
traits created by that artist. May
.Robson, the talented Lewis Stone
and that smooth, effective actress,
Louise Glosser Hale. "Letty Lyn
ton" Is something for "Leo" the
Metro lion, to roar about. And Joan
will rouse a whole jungle of lions
to roar her praise. It will be shown
at the Liberty Theatre Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Luther Higgins brought to
The Herald office this week a pair
of cucumbers the larger of which
takes the heavy weight champion
ship of the season in the pickle de
partment. The actual data on this
garden monster shows: Weight, 3
• pounds, 13% ounces; length 15%
inches; circumference 11% inches.
And it looks even bigger than these
figures sound. The big cuke's mate
is not much smaller—the two weigh
ing six pounds, 9% ounces. These
are still at The Herald office and
will be taken to the Fair at Cul
bertson October 1st.
John Q. Zuck of the Mineral
Bench country plans to speak at
a Liberty party meeting in Wolf
Point on the evening of Sept. 29th
at the courthouse. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all to attend
and learn about the things the Lib
erty party stands for. It will be re
called that a meeting was schedul
ed to be held several weeks ago,
but was not held on account of
a severe rain storm.
Mr. Zuck will also speak at the
county convention of the Liberty
party at Poplar on Sept. 30th.
Keren Chapman Weds
Whitehall Girl
The Northwestern Druggist for
September, Montana page, says
that Q. K. Chapman, who has been
affiliated with the Keystone Drug
company of Deer Lodge for some
time, will now be in charge of the
store, which was recently purchas
ed from its former owner by Fred
B. Durrie.
Keren Chapman was married on
September 14 to Miss Edna Tait
of Whitehall, Mont, who was
classmate of his at Montana Uni
(From Co. Agent Warden)
A community fair which will to
some extent take the place of the
usual county fair is being sponsor
ed by the Culbertson Commercial
club to be held October 1st., the
same date as the 4-H Club fair. All
residents of Roosevelt county and
adjoining territory in Richland
county are invited to exhibit corn,
grain and vegetables.
While classes will not be inclus
ive and premiums will not be as
numerous as at a county fair, those
who have products of high quality
will have an opportunity to display
them and will receive a cash or
merchandise prize for doing so.
Culbertson business men have
donated generous prizes for win
ning exhibits of corn, grain and
vegetables shown in the 20 classes
listed. Both merchandise and cash
premiums are being offered.
A sports program for the after
noon is being arranged by the com
mittee in charge.
Plenty wood ball game on the reg
ular diamond has been arranged as
the main feature with a free pro
A Culbertson
ball at the fair grounds for those
who care to stay thero The Cul
bertson hand will play.
Those in charge of the fair are
urging those who normally show
at the county fair to prepare ex
hibits and display them at the Cul
bertson County fair, October 1st.
Exhibits may be sent to the county
extension agent's office before Sep
30, or delivered to the community
building at the fair grounds before
1:30 on October 1st.
rules for community fairs will be
The usual
Dr. Cloud Appointed
Aeronautics Examiner
Dr. H. B. Cloud recently receiv
ed his appointment as aeronautics
examiner for this district. He is
authorized to give physical examina,
tions for transport, limited com
mercial and pilot applicants, also
private and student pilots. The ap
pointment was made by R. L. Long
Previous to this appointment
there had been no regularly auth
orized aeronautics examiner be
tween Havre and Williston.
Catherine Gatlin left Monday ev
ening for Seattle where she will
attend the University of Washing
ton. Dean Herman left a few days
of Minne
sota, accompanied b y Clifford
Hagen of Culbertson. Belle Everett
Kenneth Steffenson, Manford Hau
ge and Hulda Nyland will attend
Minnesota University this year.
Evelyn Coffey is going to attend
a business college in Minneapolis,
Minn. Bernice Geisen
Olson will attend school at Dillon,
while the Penner sisters will go
to Billings teaachers' college. Paul
and Mary Donehoo have enrolled
at the Northern Montana college
at Plavre. Dorothy Taylor has gone
to East Radford, Va., the school
from which her sister. Miss Jean
Taylor graduated.
and Inez
No. 1 Hard Spring wheat
No. 1 Dk Northern
No. 2 Spring
No. 1 Winter
Butter Fat
Dairy Butter
Fresh Eggs
Heavy hens 7c. light, 4c, Spring
ers 8c.
Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Mrs. Pearl
DeHaven, Mrs. Blanche Glasby and
Roy Copper of Orangeville, Idaho,
came Wednesday morning to be at
the bedside of their father, Alex j
Copper who is seriously ill at his J
home near Vida,
Oliver Brandon's Northeast Mon
tana all-star ball team cut anoth
er notch in their bats at Willis
ton last Sunday when they took the
measure of Pete Slyter's speedy
bunch, six runs to two. This was
the second game between the
■teams, Brandon's bunch winning
at Brush Lake, 4 to 3, ten innings,
a few weeks ago.
The Montana team had the best
of the stick work. Big Clarence
Poling was pounded plenty and the
score of the Montanan's would have
been much larger had the batting
not been against a high wind.
Babcock's box work was neat
and effective. The Dakota hitters
scored twice on him in the first
inning. After that he sat' them down
on a nest of goose eggs for the
rest of the afternoon's festivities.
In an early inning Brandon's boys
garnered four markers to put the
game safely in the bag, and then
picked off one in each of two lat
er innings, for good measure. The
Williston team fought hard and
kept the hopes of the home rooters
high to the last. Box score details
a]je lacking.
The Montana players, in batting
order were :
Hanson 3b (Poplar), Hayes c
(Circle), McCabe 2b (Wolf Pt),
D. Olson If (Circle), O. Brandon lb
(Wolf Pt), B. Olson ss (Circle),
Prendergast rf (Wolf Pt.), Babcock
p (Miles City). Funk ef (Vida).
Subs—Jacobi and M. Brandon
(Wolf Pt).
Williston players: Olson c, Clar
ence Poling p, Scott lb, R. Bran
don 2b, Thune ss, Olness 3b, Ward
If, Slyter cf, Clint Poling rf. Le
Dosquet rf.
Otto Lund of Brockton umpired
the game, working alone, and did
a satisfactory job.
The attendance was good, with
a full circle of cars crowding the
fields and a fairly well filled stand.
Admission was 35 cents. But the
winners' 60 per cent of receipts
was a sad disappointment to the
Montana boys, who had traveled
a long distance at considerable ex
The Williston managers,
who had full charge of the gate,
reported the total receipts at
$67.60. The Sunday before, the re
ceipts of the double header at
Wolf Point, at 40 cents for both
games, was $206. It seems as if
the old-time standard of baseball
sportsmanship in the "City of Op
portunity" has slumped,
things between neighbors are just
too bad.
Manager Brandon closed a warm
debate by telling them he was all
through and washed up with Wil
liston baseball.
Neither of the Williston papers
made any mention of the game.
Plentywood Here Sunday
The tide of ball enthusiasm is
still strong and Wolf Point will
have one more game—Plentywood's
semi-pro team and the All-Star
team that Brandon took to Willis
ton. Lefty Ryan, the famous for
mer big leaguer will be on the
mound for Plentywood. The Plenty
wood team is a fast one and down
ed Culbertson's County League
champions Sunday to 7. Sunday's
game will be called at two o'
Last week's report by the State
Bureau of crop estimates says of
| Roosevelt county:
Dry, warm days past week have
hastened completion of combining
and threshing. Corn harvesting im
portant farm work of week. One of
the best corn crops ever produced
is now being harvested. More than
ordinary amount of seed selected
and stored for spring use. Very lit
tle wheat being marketed as the
majority of the farmers prefer
farm storage until wheat is to be
sold. Livestock in good condition.
Movement to market slow.
Beginning next Tuesday there
will be a change of time of the
Skidoos. The westbound train will
arrive at 10:10 a. m. and the east
bound will arrive at 6:15 p. m. It
will also be a mixed train carry
ing some freight.
John Beller of the Southside sus- !
tained a serious injury Saturday
night when he slipped off from a
load of fodder and landed on his
head. He is paralyzed from his
waist down and is in a serious con
By Secy. Charles Gordon
Below appear the names of the
members of the club for 1932. Read
it over carefully. These members
believe that Wolf Point is worth
living in, and its Commercial club
is worthy of support.
The club does not need to argue
its case. Every informed resident
knows that we could not get along
without it; that it has furnished
the leadership for every forward
movement in Wolf Point for the
Wolf Point
past twenty years,
would have three times as many
members of the Commercial Club
if a personal approach by people
who know of the merits of the or
ganization could be made.
In next issue of the Herald
(Turn to page 3, col. 4, please)
Governor J. E. Erickson, in a
letter to his old friend and one
time partner, Charles Gordon, pro
tests against being made the victim
of a campaign of whispered propa
ganda that charges him with being
responsible for the exhorbitant
prices charged for gasoline in Mon
tana, and complains that the gov
ernor does nothing about it.
course that is politics of a sort that
both parties play when they find
a chance. But leaving politics out
of it Governor Erickson has taken
more Interest in and done more
for the east end of the state than
any governor the state has had in
recent years,
certain price control facts that
should give us all something to
think about.
His letter reveals
State of Montana
Office of The Governor
J. E. Erickson
September 2, 1932
Mr. Charles Gordon,
Attorney at Law,
Wolf Point. Montana.
Dear Charley:
I am in receipt of your letter
calling attention to the propagan
da against me in regard to the
price of gasoline and also that I
am on the side of the operators
who are keeping this price up, in
ferring that I am in conspiracy
with them to keep the price up.
Of course it. is pretty hard to
combat this insidious propaganda.
It is a whispering proposition but
I wish you and my other democra
tic friends would most stoutly deny
that I have any interest or any
contacts either directly or indirect
ly with any corporation or outfit
dealing in gasoline or any other
The question of the price of gas
oline is one that has had the ser
ious consideration of every Legis
lature in the last eight years and
one which I have given a great deal
(Turn to page 3, col. 2, please)
Judging and demonstration con
tests announced for the 4-H Fair.
October 1st will draw a large num
ber of contestants from the many
clubs that are eligible. A check of
the records in the Extension of
fice shows that more than thirty
five clubs are eligible to select
teams to represent them in the two
Separate contests will be held
for Agricultural and Home Eco
nomics clubs in judging and the
same division will be made in the
demonstration contests,
tural contests will be held at the
Fair Grounds starting at 11 a. m.
and the Home Economics compe
tition will be held at the Culbert
son high school building at 10 a.
m. The Montana standard of two
girls to a Home Economics team
and three boys in a livestock team
will be followed in all judging. Two
members constitute a demonstra
tion team.
Rules recently announced by the
extension agents are as follows:
Each team will be required to
judge one class each of -corn, po
tatoes, root vegetables and hogs,
A class of cattle may be added if
conditions permit.
Detailed placing will be required
placing only will be required on
the root vegetables and potatoes,
Teams will have ten minutes to
on corn and hog classes.
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The community golf tournament
announced for last Sunday suffer
ed a blow-out and was postponed
by common consent until next Sun
day at one o'clock prompt. A dozen
or fifteen loyal incurables, includ
ing a couple of women, reported
Sunday and fought their way once
around the course. But that was
enough. The chilly. 40-mile gale,
from the northwest with occasion
al dashes of rain, was a bit too
much for even the most enthus
The lists of 19 attractive prizes
for men and 7 for women, publish
ed last week, still stand, and should
attract a long list of contestants.
Play is open to all local golfers
—club members and non-members.
Visitors in town who wish to play
are not barred.
The plan of the tournament is
simple. Players as they arrive at
the first tee will make up four
somes (so far as convenient) and
play 18 holes, keeping a careful
record of their score for the bit"
score sheet which will be posted
at No. 1 tee. Strokes count. The
prizes are offered for the various
ranks—1st to 19th for men; 1st
bo 7th for women. In case of ties
ask the committee in charge. All
players are urged to come and
make the day interesting. Good
weather is confidently expected.
The delegates to the Catholic
convention at Great Falls who re
an exceptionally interesting and
inspirational series of meetings.
Among the distinguished speakers
were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Duane T.
Hunt, Salt Lake City, Bishop E. V.
O'Hara of Great Falls and the
Most Rev. John Gregory Murray,
archbishop of St. Paul.
The Wolf Point district received
honors for attendance outside of
Great Falls. There were 14 dele
gates in attendance, besides other
there from Billings and he and the
Wolf Point delegates enjoyed a
good visit.
Mrs. Tom Kelly was chosen vice
president of the Women's Council
for this district. Mrs. C. J. Graves
of Havre is chairman of the mem
bership committee, Mrs. Clarence
Higgins of Poplar chairman of the
study club, Phil Dougherty head of
the young men's and boys' club
work, Joe Dougherty temporary
men's vice president for this dis
trict. John L. Slattery of Great
Falls is head of the legislative com-1
Father Benedict was
(By Cow Creek-Hamblin Cor.)
On Sunday, Sept. 18, a party of
friends went to the home of Daddy
and mother - Lang, all taking well
filled baskets for dinner as it was
a surprise and a real one.
crowd found the Langs at home
and glad to welcome all. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. N. E.
Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorn
ley, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lind, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Lundblad, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Hall', Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Osmundson. Mr. and Mrs.
Car! Whitmus, Mrs. Frow of Chi
cago. Stella Murphy, Beatrice Lund
blad, Jim and Bobbie Whitmus.
A lovely dinner was enjoyed and
the afternoon was spent just vis
iting old friends and enjoying a
watermelon feast. Everyone hopes
they may go again to be with Mr.
and Mrs. Lang for they are such
wonderful people and welcome
anyone into their home with real
place each class.
Teams may be selected by each
standard agricultural club in Roose
velt county by a local contest.
Home Economics;
Bach team will be required to
judge one class each of quick
breads, cookies, pictures, clothing
and complete costume.
Teams will be given 10 minutes
to place each class.
These teams are chosen from the
standard Home E. clubs of Roose
veil county by means of three pre
liminary contests. One team only
is allowed to each club. The judg
ing contest will open at 10 a. m.
sharp, October 1st. Demonstration
team contests will be held on the
afternoon of October 1st.
Fred LaRoque is home from Min
neapolis for a short visit before
resuming his work at Minnesota
university. Fred is a local high
school product and is making good
at the U and will soon graduate.
He has had employment with the
Minnesota Park
commission this
$85,000 HIGHWAY
Bids were received Tuesday by
the Montana Highway commission
for road improvements amounting
on the basis of minimum offers to
The work let includes
60.916 miles of grading, 124.582
miles of surfacing and bridges.
There were 19 projects. There were
fewer bidders than usual at this
letting, this condition believed to
be the result of the considerable
amount of work available in this
and other states by reason of the
employment relief appropriations.
Other lettings will be held Oct.
14 and Nov. 4.
Included in the number of pro
jects are the following:
Wolf Point Bridge-Scobey road,
Daniels county, 12.058 miles grad
ing and gravelling. Western Bridge
and Construction Company, Oma
ha, $95,821.13.
Culhfertson-Plentywood road, in
Sheridan county, grading and grav
eling. 11.024 miles. L. T. Lawler,
Butte, $91,700.19.
Culbertson-Plenty wood road, in
Sheridan county, construction six
timber bridges and other timber
work. Mackin and
near Culbertson.
county, graveling 16.462 miles. T.
J. Tobin Construction Company,
Sioux Falls. S. Dak. $35,985.
Sidney bridge-North Dakota line
road, construction one concrete,
Mont. $15.649.15.
Circle-Glendive road. Dawson
one timber bridge.
Glendive, $9,881.28.
John Holm,
Sidney bridge-North Dakota line
road, Richland county, grading and
graveling 6.759 miles. Winston Bros.
Co., Minneapolis. $108.958.31.
Commissioner W. L. Young says
that there will be a survey of the
road from the bridge to Circle In
McCone county this Fall and that
prospects are good for a large sec- j
tion of that project to be built next -
Cattle Dumped In
Missouri Drowned
Allan T. Ralston, who lives in
the country south of Brockton last
week purchased two milk cows
He was taking
them home and as he drove his
truck down the steep grade to the
ferry his brakes did not hold. The
truck was going too fast to stop
and when Mr. Ralston turned onto
the ferry the truck turned over
into the river. The driver was res
cued by Mr. Larson, ferryman, but
the cattle were drowned.
Airplane Coyote
Hunter in American
E. M. Canfield of Williston and
his wife, who make a business of
hunting coyotes by airplane in the
winter time, are the subject of an
interesting short article in the Oc
tober American. Their picture to
gether with their plane and a row
of coyote pelts illustrates the story.
The following marriage licenses
were issued during the last week.
Sept. 17—Edwin Emanuel Hawk
and Gladys Ellen Erickson, both
of Brockton.
-Raymond Herbert
Bell, Wolf Point and Marie Anna
Pehan of Glentana.
Sept. 17—Warner Herbert Leu
enberger and Agnes Mary Bell, both
of Vida.
W, L. Taylor was in town today
greeting his many friends and look
ing after the interests of the Great
Falls Tribune with which he is
associated as assistant superintend
ane of the job department. Way
back in T9 and '20 Bill was fore
man in The Herald shop.
President Hoover will make one!
-speech in the farm belt, in Des
Moines. la., on Oct. 4. He will ro
turn immediately to Washington
{and will make no addresses en
route either way.
The annual state convention of
the Farmers Educational and Co
operative Union, which will be held
in Wolf Point October 13, 14 and
15, is expected to be one of the
most interesting and active sessions
ever held in Montana—made so
by the conditions and issues of the
Officials of the Union expect at
least 400 delegates from locals all
over the state to attend, besides
hundreds of other members who
will come because of their interest
in the work.
Organization The Watchword
A Farmers Union leader was
heard to say, this week, that farm
er organization, well perfected and
loyally supported, is of greater im
portance to the future of the farm
ing industry that who is elected
President of the United States on
the 8 th of next November.
Union units are among the most
active and flourishing in the state.
Their standing is high in the esti
mation of the town business men
who appreciate that the great ob
jective of the Union is to bring
about a square deal for agriculture
and win for it something approach
ing equal opportunity with other
industries. The businessmen realize
that in this part of the west we
are all farmers.
Noted Leaders Coming
Among the prominent Union of
ficials and leaders who will attend
the convention and speak are: John
A. Simpson, national president;
Chas. Talbott, leading spirit of the
Dakota Union; Chas. D. Eg
ley, St. Paul, general manager
I live stock department; Emil Sif
. stad, general manager of the F. U.
j terminal association,
and A. W.
Ricker of the Farmers Union Her
ald, and of course the state of
Point, has an interesting article
in the October number of Hunter
Trader-Trapper, telling what a trap
per needs in the way of an outfit
before venturing into the north
wilds to spend a season. He said
that when he made his trip to the
United States last year he was ask
ed many times what was needed
in the way of equipment. In most
cases his answer proved discourag
ing for he told them "About $1500
with which to buy a suitable out
fit and pay expenses."
To those who were not daunted
by that requirement, he gave de
tailed Information about the re
quired outfits. His article tells just
what he and his wife take for food
stuffs and the clothing necessary
for their nine months "in the
and readable, whether one is plan
ning to make practical use of the
suggestions or whether one merely
wants information about the far
C. J. Ferguson, formerly of Wolf
The story is interesting
Because of the necessity of canoe
freighting all their foods, concen
trated foods is used extensively.
Flour is $14.00 a hundred or more
and sugar at least 25 cents a pound.
Nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. Fergu
son use 300 pounds of flour, 150
pounds of sugar, 125 pounds of
dried fruits, dried potatoes, dried
onions, dried julienne, dried milk,
and dried eggs, several varieties
of cereals, butter, cheese, bacon,
lard, jams, honey, etc.
Another article is promised in
the November issue of Hunter
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Moodie
of Williston and John Mercer and
his sister, Sarah Mercer, of Fort
Buford, were Wolf Point visitors
Saturday. The Herald acknowled
ges a pleasant call from the Mood
ies. "Tom" is the able editor of
the Williston Herald and is great
ly interested in the early history
of this part of the Northwest. The
Mercers reside on the original site
of Old Fort Buford, a couple of
miles east of the Fort Union site.
County teachers meeting will be
j held Monday and Tuesday, Septem.
' ber 26 and 27, at the Court House
jin Wolf Point. Miss Kohlen and
; Miss Hood will be in charge.

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