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\ *#r$. U 6 <77 rttSTOi Ü'* H — •> .;. i The Wolf Point Herald i WRITE IN SIMPLE TERMS what makes Christ- ! WE WONDER HCW j People's ideas compare on what v things are most essential to a happy Christmas. Read the oth er corner box. I I Your idea of mas (merry. Send to Herald by j Dec. 27. Age limit 16 up. Prize I for best. Not over 160 words. | i I V Pioneer Voice Of The Community—For Home And Country NUMBER FORTY-FIVE HERALD— VOL. XX WOLF POINT, MONTANA, Fftl DAY, DECEMBER 16. 1932 TAKES UP BILL ON ALLOTMENT 'TENTATIVE DRAFT' OFFERED INCLUDES WHEAT, COT TON, TOBACCO, HOGS MEN ORGANIZATION DIFFER ON COMPULSORY POINT FARM Washington, Dec. 13.—An emer gency farm plan, designed to boost 1933 farm incomes through immed iate application of the domestic al lotment principle to four great staple commodities was submitted to the house agriculture coramit Tuesday by its Democratic chairman, Representative Jones of Texas. It was labelled a draft" for the committee's consid eration and has not yet been in troduced. But since Jones has been in frequent conference with farm experts and advisors of President elect Roosevelt, the bill generally was received as a party measure. It applies to wheat, cotton, to bacco and hogs. "It is just a suggestion," Jones said. "It is intended as a shot in the arm pending more permanent adjustment of such burdens as the farm mortgage situation, trade bar riers and taxes." Leaders Disagree Jones had time only to briefly outline his bill to the committee Tuesday and it will get back to tee tv "tentative work on it in a downtown hotel, representa tives of some 15 national farm and commodity organizations were endeavoring to resolve differences and unify behind relief plans. As this meeting wore on, how disagreement developed that ever, threatened to disrupt Democratic hopes for unified farm organiza tion support of their plans. It cen tered on the desire of some to make the domestic allotment plan com pulsory instead of voiuuL^j j. For the year 1933, the Jones draft would entitle producers of wheat, cotton tobacco and hogs to adjustment certificates for his percentage of what the secretary of agriculture estimates... domestic consumption will be. The certifi cates would be valued on a basis of 42 cents a bushel for wheat, 6 cents a pound for cotton, 4 cents a pound for tobacco and 2 cents a pound for bogs. Production To Be Cut The fund to redeem the certifi would be raised through a of these amounts on the first domestic processing. Operation of the plan in 1934 would depend upon a presidential cates tax proclamation that it was necessaiy to correct "inequalities" in com Producers of the modity prices, commodities so proclaimed would have the right to sign contracts with the secretary of agriculture them to the ad again entitling justment certificates. For his part, the producer would have to agree not to exceed a pro duction quota fixed by the secre the basis of his average sales during an immed tary on acreage or period. Also he would have to agree to reduce his production quota upon the secre tary's request as much as 20 per cent. The bill would repeal the farm board's stabilization powers. CULBERTSON BRIDGE WORK TO START MAY 1 (Helena Record Herald) highway commission is planning to get the work o£ con struction upon the proposed bridge over the Missouri river near Cul bertson started by May 1 or earl> in the summer. The board has giv the bridge plans study at the present meeting, and it is hoped that the counties which have ag reed to contribute to the funds re quired for the bridge will com plete their financial arrangements that work will not be delayed. have formally approved the plans and specifica tions for the structure, but they are still to be submitted to the bu of public roads for final ap The state en so Army engineers reau proval. ENGLAND SORRY H. T. Smith received a letter cousin in England who the middle class English from a says greatly regret the wet sentiment shown in our election. The very poor and the very wealthy, said Mr. Smith's relative, favor liquor. But the great middle class, which is the ruling class, are against it and would be very sorry to see | American prohibition repealed, be-1 it would have j ■cause of the effect in England. s lS T The Dions club, cooperating with several other agencies, has had placed in the center of Main street, opposite the old post-office site. At the suggestion of Lion Swedberg the Great Northern Rail way donated a 30 foot tree. Charlie Howe, with some volunteer help, "planted" it firmly in a hole. The city invested in some strings of colored light blubs last Christmas and Oliver Brandon, the Montana Dakota Power service man, strung them on the big tree and made the wire connections. The Lions do not plan to have a Santa Claus program at the tree this year but have arranged to carry on their welfare work through the philanthropic depart ment of the Women's club. SETH PARKER IN WAY BACK HOME OLD TIME SPIRIT REVIVED, CHARMING NEW ENGLAND SCREEN DRAMA "Way Back Home" coming to the Liberty theatre Friday and Satur day, as The , Christmas Eve Spe cial. is RKO-Radio Pictures' much heralded starring vehicle for Seth Parker of radio broadcasting fame and his supporting troupe of mix ed radio and movie celebrities. It contains such film favorites as Frank Albertson and Bette Davis, who are splendid as the young lov ers; Stanley Fields and Wade Bo teler, villians of the piece; Frankie Darro in a delightful heart-warm ing small-boy characterization, and Dorothy Peterson in a really un forgettable role. An interesting battle for histrion ic honors is waged between the film and radio celebrities. There's Seth him no doubt on the score self -the radio st"' r '« real „pfjwy, by the way is Phillips Lord— walks away with the picture. But Effie Palmer who is heard over the air and heard and seen in the film as "Ma Parker", makes the movie folk step for the second honors; Sophia Lord is fine as "Lizzie", and Raymond Hunter's fine voice lends power to the role of "Captain Bang". Bennett Kilpack is good as "Cephus", the village half-wit. Yes—we hasten to assure those faithful listeners-in of the Parker broadcasts over NBC that the ra dio folk sing some of their best songs in the picture, too. But it's drama, all drama of the good old school, not by any means a "musi cal". Geo. H. Breckenridge Here From The Coast George H. Breckenridge, former resident of Wolf Point, is here again for a visit with friends. He engag ed in contracting here for over three years at the time Wolf Point make its rapid growth from '17 to '20. Many res idences and other buildings were built by him, and he was foreman and building for Jim Miller, when Miller built the original stories of the Sher man hotel building. For many years, since leaving here in '20, Mr. D-eckenridge has been located in eastern Oregon. During recent years he has been in Seattle. Mrs. Breckenridge died and the Motor Sales about two years ago. He drove here from Weyburn, Sask., and as be does not want the attempt the drive over mountains may stay here until to "pring. Army Clothing Is Provided for Indians A carload of army goods arrived at Poplar Monday to be distributed the Indians. K. G. Slaugh, among sub-agent, and his crew were busy distributing the clothing at Ftazer Wednesday, and Wolf Point Thurs day. Distribution will be made at Box Elder and at Poplar Saturday. Adults of about 150 families re ceived clothing here. The goods are all new and in clude underwear, socks, shoes, leg gings, caps, mittens, shirts, over coats, etc. The clothing is said to be of high quality, to ing designed for officers' use. Children's clothing will arrive soon to be given out. REACH CALIFORNIA SAFELY According to the Poplar Standard Mr. and Mrs. D. L, Carpenter and daughte; joyed a pleasant trip to Honet, California, where they will spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs. Keith Riggin. Mrs. Riggin bered as Irene Carpenter. Hazel and Elizabeth eu will be remem IREP. McFADDEN BREAKS LOOSE I MOVES IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT; ONLY SEVEN SUPPORT MOTION 13 _The WASHINGTON, Dec. house of representatives by 361 to 8 votes this afternoon rejected a move by Representative McFad-1 den, Pennsylvannia Republican, for the impeachment of President Hoo ver on the ground that he had be-, trayed the country on war debts The resolution charged the pres ident had "failed to obey and to phold the law passed by the 72nd congress forbidding cancellation in whole or in part of the war debts due to the United States from for eign nations, and is endeavoring and has endeavored to nullify the ii tii e its foreign It was tabled on motion of the Democratic dean of the house, Pou of North Carolina, with opposition votes coming only from Represen tatives Blanton (D„ Tex.), Griffin (D., N. Y.), Patman (D., Tex.), Romjue (D., Mo.), Sweeney (D., contracts existing between United States ■ and debtors." Han Ohio), Black (D., N. Y.), cock (D., N. C.), and McFadden, himself. Pennsylvannia Republicans in house today demanded the resig Representative McFad den as secretary of their delega nation of tion as a result of his impeachment resolution directed at President Hoover. The Pennsylvanian, long a foe of the administration,, made his move in the house of représenta tives. Walking to the well of the house, in front of the speaker's chair, he asked for recognition and present ed a resolution saying that since President Hoover has "usurped the powers of congress" he should be impeached. After McFadden had repeatedly quarreled with the administration officials and attacked the presi dent, he was shorn of his patron-^ age privileges by his fellow party members. more than a year ago. He especially opposed the mora torium. he told the house the Today, "usurpation" by the president to which he referred was in proclaim , ing the moratorium. He contended b ■ , , , ,, 0 ,-f that action led to the piesent sit-1 nation involving the United and its oreign e ors. The house listened silently as the resolution charging President Hoover "with violating the laws of the United constitution and States" and with "high crimes and misdemeanors" was read by the clerk. OSCAR ABRAHAMSON DIES Word was received early Mon- j day morning by Mrs. Oscar Abra hamson that her husband had pass- j ed away suddenly at Galen, where j he had been a patient for more, than a year. The treatment there i had apparently been so beneficial | that he was .allowed to leave the j sanitarium for a few weeks. When he visited Wolf Point he looked I well on the road to recovery. Funeral services were held at Valley City, N. Dak. which was his birthplace and is where his relatives and those of Mrs. Abra hamson reside. Mrs. Abrahamson has the sympathy of many friends here in this time of sorrow. Catholic S. S. Program To Be Held Dec. 21st - The Catholic Sunday school will at hold their Christmas program the K. C. hall Wednesday even ing, December 21st, at eight o'-j clock. Each Sunday school teach is in charge of the number put by his or her class. Christmas music is in charge of Mrs. Sever er on son. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all who wish to attend. CHILDREN MAKE TOYS During the noon hour and re-j cesses the last week the pupils of the South School in district No. 3 have been busy making toys to be put in Christmas boxes to be sent to poor families in Wolf Point. This bit of cooperation on the part of the country children is greatly appreciated by the philanthropic department of the Women's club, | which is in charge of the move-1 ment. The Christmas cheer work is I a community affair and several or- j ganizations take part in it. Bernard Geisen teaches the South school. The attractive toys made by his pupils are on display at Kelly's. i - Fourteen inches of snow fell in the Great Falls area the first of the week. Highways were block-1 .;dcd in a number of places. K- J. COOGHUNS RATE ARCHEST WESTLAND PRESIDENT FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR N. E. MONT. IN (First Section of Radio Add"ess ; On Petroleum Rate Case Before 1. C. C.) ! | While it has cooperated with you 1' n every reasonable attempt to in j ' tease the value of your commun tty's exports and the amount of I your net returns from them, the Westland Oil Company is now en j K a sed in a very definite effort to materially reduce the cost of cer tain of your imports. This under taking is of interest and extreme importance to every farmer, every business man, every professional man. in fact every man, woman and child in northeastern Montana, My company is in the midst of a "fightj" f*|) procure a reasonable freight rate on petroleum products shipped into your territory. Our success will 'mean to you an im mediate reduction in the price you Pay for petroleum products, es pecially gasoline, which today con stitutes a practical necessity on every farm, and in virtually every home in northeastern Montana. I am taking the advantage which th* 3 radio station gives broadcast to you of this commun tty some of the facts regarding our freight rate 'fight'. Many of you have written to us for news regarding this fight, and whenever me to possible we have given you (Continued on page 8, col. 3) '33 CHEVROLET MAKES ITS BOW Chevrolet, in all its 1933 beauty and refinements, makes its sensa tional debut in the Northwest to morrow _ announcement with the DOLVENS DISPLAY MODELS, WILL LITERALLY HOLD THE S'iAGC new prices, is published in this . , .. has received a shipment of the new models, including one truck, advent of the car, for which strong ^ ^ ^ & 0 f the Saturday evening program paper. The Dolven Chevrolet company The at the Liberty theatre with one of the new 'models in all its splendor on the stage. The Dolvens enjoyed a largely attended convention of Chevrolet dealers at Great Falls last week and part of this. The enthusiastic gathering was was addressed by officials prominent in the Chevro ] e t organization. All the new mod e ,] S e£ j tJ le s )jo W , a s well as Rins trated and described on the screen, w Q Dolven says he has nev6r seen dealers g0 genuineIy e nthus jagtjc over a new car and Its many displayed, and demonstrat-1 werc improvements. He and Jim Dolven were delayed in returning home by deep snow in Falls area. j MASONIC BODIES ELECT OFFICERS ' Election of officers was held this week in the three Masonic lodges. Joint installation will be held Thursday evening, December 29. the following: Loyalty Lodge No. 121 elected Fred E. Rathert, Worshipful Master Frank Livingston, Senior Warden, Morris B. Listerud, Junior Ward en, John B. Randall, treasurer, Norris O. Winnes, secretary, Chris Bjelland, senior deacon John Herman, junior deacon. Riverside chapter, No. 84, East ern Star elected Laura Livingston. Worthy Mat ron Wolf Point Chapter No. 35 elect ed John Pipal, High Priest J. G. Veldhuis, King, Henry Dahl, Scribe, John B. Randall, treasurer. C. P. Swedberg, secretary. Arlie M. F'oor, Worthy Patron. Elizabeth Randall, Associate Mat ron, FYank Livingston, Associate Pat ren. Lillian Simon, conductress Genevieve Trotter, associate con ductress Alice Stennes, treasurer Clara DeWitt, secretary. MONTANA WINS TAKES TWO FIRST PLACES IN WHITE WHEAT CLASS: ALSO MANY OTHER AWARDS I Montana, which has consistently won the world's barley champion ships in the International Grain and Hay shows of the preceding six years, repeated its performance at the opening of the 1932 show, not only winning the champion ship but the reserve championship as well. As usual the honors went to a Ravalli county farmer, although not to one who had previously ex perienced that distinction, year's barley crown rests upon the head of Thomas E. Smith of Cor vallis, son of C. Edson Smith, for mer world wheat king and winne r of last year's barley championship. Smith's sample of six-rowed bar ley won first prize for region one. comprising the northwestern tier of states and Canada, and then was adjudged champion over the samp This Colo., which won first prize le shown by George Hofmann of for growers other than in region First places in all of the tour jjarley classes were won by Mon tana exhibitors. Henman Trelle, Canada's one one. man agricultural college, won for t j, e consecutive year the tit is of wheat king of America. Thomas E. Smith of Darby, | jj on (- took the reserve champion ship. First places were annexed by Montana in judging in the two white wheat classes, but with only a few samples entered in hard red spring, the state was a week con tender in that class. Ravalli county exhibitors again scored in the white wheat classes. The first award for white spring went to A. M. Riewoldt. Victor, while T. E. Smith, Darby, took first in 'he white winter class. The battle for the crown of wheat king has been a Trelle-Smith duel for several years. C. Edson Smith held the honors in 1927 and 1928, with Trelle reserve champ ion. In 1929 Joseph H. B. Smith of Wolf Lake, Alberta, usurped the throne while Trelle took it over in 1930 and has retained it since. Montana won third place in the western class of alfalfa seed on a sample entered by F. A. Hal verson, Lonepine, Sanders County. C. Edson Smith's sample of early oats took first place in the region of competition but did not place in the championship race. John P. Campbell of Big Tim ben, won all three places in car loads of feeder yearlings. AUXILIARY TO BROADCAST The Auxiliary units of District No. 1 will broadcast an Auxiliary community Christmas program ov er KGCX each day from 2 to 3 o'clock, starting Saturday, Decem ber 17 and ending Saturday, De cember 24. The schedule, subject to change, is as follows: Hinsdale, Saturday. Dec. 17 Scobey, Monday, Dec. 19 Plentywood, Tuesday, Dec. 20 Medicine Lake, Wednesday. Dec. 21 Culbertson. Thursday, Dec. 22 Glasgow, FViday, Dec. 23 Poplar, from. 2-3 p. in. Saturday, Dec. 24 Wolf Point, from 6-7 p. ni. Sat urday, Dec. 21 Wolf Point High School Teams Win Two Games The boys' and girls' high school basketball teams won a double header here Wednesday evening, a gainst Brockton teams. The Wol»' Point girls outdistanced their op ponents throughout, but in the boys' game it was nip and tuck un til a few »minutes before the game was over. Claude Clarke refereed. AN OMISSION Last week in publishing the re solutions adopted at the Farm Hol iday meeting at Poplar, one para graph was inadvertently omitted This followed directly after the resolution to Congress and was the opening part of the resolution be sent to state legislators. Th paragraph was as follows; We, the representatives of th Roosevelt County Holiday associ tion and the people of Rooseve' county, meeting in Poplar. Moi tana, Dec. 6th, 1932, adopt the fo lowing declaration of principle We endorse the legislative progr-r as adopted at the State Convention of the State Farmers Union h"l in Wolf Point on October 1311 1932, and the platform of the la.' payers league of Montana as adop ed at Great Falls, Mont., on Sop tember 3rd, 1932 tf l"™ R ™ HAVE A SKATING RiNK At the direction of the city council, Todd Shamley, street com missioner, has made an ice rink for the Northsiders, a short dis | tance northeast of the Great Nor thern depot. The natural condition of the ground there is good for holding water. The Southside rink, south of the Herald office, is now in fair con dition excepting for a little snow. A deep strata of sand, not far be low the surface, makes it difficult to get the ground saturated so as to prevent the water from soaking away from under the ice, causing the ice to settle and crack, commissioner says that next year he will see that the rink site is well soaked before the freezeup comes. The C. A. RASMUSSEN TALKS TO LODGE BALANCED BUDGET NOT LIKE LY IN '33 COLLECTOR SAYS A feature of the meeting Tues day night of Chapter No. 35, R. A. M. was an address by C. A. Ras mussen of Helena internal revenue collector an high official of the grand lodge R. A. M. He gave an interesting talk on Masonry and then continued his figures regarding our government, its income and expenditures. He does not expect a balanced budget the coming year, and probably not He says that j for two years, under the most fav orable contitions. March 16 Washington is going lo wake up and find its income cur tailed beyond its most pessimistic expectations. The indebtedness of the people of the United States amounts to $171,020,000,000 or about $1400 per capita. People can't pay the invest on that amount, let alone the principal. Our national income is about 80 billion dollars and the cost of all government, national, state and lo cal is about $20,000,000,000, so that one dollar in four goes for gov eminent. This year's income has been so cut that next year the ra tio of outgo to income will be a bout one to three unless drastic measures are taken to reduce gov ernment costs. Ho suggested the need of beginning the cutting at the top. He said that the governor-elect of Iowa and Alfred E. Smith had both suggested feasible plans for settling the foreign debt problem. (Continued on page 4, col. 4) Young People Are Coming Home Soon A number of the young people j who are away from home for school i or teaching will return to Wolf | Point for the holidays. Among thhe ' number are Catherine Catlin, at tending the university of Washing ton, Seattle; Ray Inglehart and Harry Veldhuis from Bozeman; Belle Everett, Bob Lovell and Dean Herman from the university of Minnesota, Evelyn Coffey from Minneapolis, Paul and Mary Done hoo from Havre, Elmer Gits from Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and probably others. Hulda Nyland will spend the holidays with relatives at nib bing. Minn. Hazle Chapman, who is teach ing at Coleraine, Minn, will get home Christmas morning for a two weeks vacation. In order to get here that day she has to drive 200 miles by car to catch her train. Judicial Districts Renumbered Jan. 1st Thos. R. Forbes, clerk of court, calls attention to the fact that on and after January 1st this will be the fifteenth judicial district rath er than the twentieth judicial dis tret. Several districts have been consolidated, making renumbering necessary. However, this district will comprise Roosevelt, Daniels and Sheridan counties as before and will be presided over by Judge S. E. Paul. A Note To Rural Correspondents It is noted that some country correspondents are out of station ery. Let the office know what your needs are, giving your name, news letter heading and post office. Wo will get the supplies into packages ready for you. chance to call or send for them we will mail them, but will be glad if you can get them from th office and save postage, you. If you have no Than 1 'FRANCE FAILS myyr . 1T IN PAYMENT TO AMERICA PREMIER PROTESTS ACTION RESIGNS; STRUGGLE TO FORM CABINET Great Britain Pays 95 Million In Gold GERMANY JUMPS AT CHANCE TO SHAKE LOOSE FROM ORIGINAL TREATY PARIS, Dec. 15.—Camille Chau temps, (minister of the interior in Premier Herriot's cabinet, told President LeBrun this evening that he would try to form a new government. He is a radical, like M. Herriot. In 1930 he was premier for four days, succeeding Andre Tardieu. His resignation resulted from the failure to receive a vote of confi dence in the chamber of deputies of his policies with regard to the naval conference then in progress in London. It was regarded as certain that he would exert every effort to in duce M. Herriot to take a place in his cabinet, probably as foreign minister. Six Pay, Five Fail Nearly one hundred million dol lars of war debt installments were paid Washington. Six nations honored their obligations while five others defaulted. In Paris, Premier Herriot, over thrown because of his desperate attempt to persuade parliment to pay the $20,000,000 due the United States, refused to form a new min istry. With the internal crisis, pass ing of the payment day went al most unobserved there. When London, with no ceremony, announced the transfer of $95,550, 000 in gold to American credit, the populace responded with patriotic thrill to flaring headlines that "Britain Pays". Berlin reacted to the French de fault with newspaper declarations that France had broken the san ctity of treaties and in one instance that Germany was no longer moral ly bound to comply with the Ver sailles treaty. Lithuania paid its debt install ment to the treasury by check drawn on a Washington bank. The payments of Italy, Czechoslovakia, Finland and Latvia, like Britian's, were expected at the Federal Re serve bank of New York. Belgium, Poland, Hungary and Estonia joined France in default. Greece already has fallen behind in her payments. ^jy R£ p CR QSS CHAPTER CHANGED O. C. Johnson, A, M. Foor and FTank Schmidt went to Poplar Fri day night to attend a county Red Cross meeting. Mrs. Olla H. Smith of Culbertson, who has been chair man of the chapter organization since it was started 15 years ago. presided at the opening of the meeting. About 30 were present at the meeting, five of them from Culbertson. The suggestion was made by a Poplar representative that the chapter headquarters be changed from Culbertson to Poplar. This was voted. Nominations were call ed for and G. L. Merrill of Poplar was nominated for chairman. He declined to serve as chairman, but said he was willing to work in an other capacity. He then placed in nomination the following slate of officers and directors and his rec ommendations were endorsed by a vote of the assembly. The offi cers chosen are; Prank Mitchell, county chairman, Lucy Curran, vice chairman G. L. Merrill, secretary-treas urer Lee Tinker, disaster chairman Mrs. V. Danielson, volunteer ser vices, Margaret Inglehart,, junior chair man, Harry Walker, home service of ficer, C. L. Smith, Peder Moe, C. W. Orner and G. A. Lundeen, execu tive committee. With the exception of Mrs. Inglehart, officers and di rectors are all from Poplar. 1NJURED IN ACCIDENT Clarence Nasey of Medicine Lake was brought to Wolf Point this week, having been injured in an automobile accident. In rounding a curve his car skidded off the road and overturned, crushing Ntsey's shoulder and inflicting other in juries. He is being cared for at Mrs. Archie Steele's.