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PIONEER PAPER OF
BIG MUDDY VALLEY
OFFICIAL PAPER
OF PLENTYWOOD
VOL 19. NO. 16
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 14. 1927
$2.00 PER YEAR
Administration Policy Ons
of Firm Determination
Washington, D C., Jnn 12.-Pres
ident Coolidge has made clear that
the United States will not shirk its
responsibility to protect the lives,
rights and properties of citizens by
the prompt dispatch of Marines and
warships to the Micaraguan territo
ry. The President and the Secretary
of State, Mr. Kellogg, have never
"wavered in their acceptance of this
responsibility. In Nicaragua whol
ly apart from the necessary promo
tion of the lives of American citi
zens we have a great national inter
est. Some millions of dollars have
already been invested by the United
States in the Nicaraguan canal to
.vhich we have exclusive treaty
rights and it is not to be denied
that if an unfriendly group secured
n foothold in that country the dis
tance to the Panama Canal is dis
tressingly short. In Nicaragua we
also have the right to a naval b ise
and furthermore we are signaiors of
a treaty signed in 1923 by which
for the protection of our own na
tional rights we have pledged our
selves to respond when attempts
are made to overthrow established
constitutional governments.
One word more, after a century
. of struggle we have secured the rec
ognization of the Monroe doctrine
which gives us a veto power over
foreign government encroachments
in South America. The acceptance of
that ruling by the great powers of
the world was one of the greet vic
tories of our national life. It would
be short sighted indeed if by our
acts or failure to act we abated one
'single jot, our recognized rights.
Tbe Coolidge-Kellogg policy is an
American policy and partisan or
fanatic outcrys against it trill not
"'affect the judgement of the Ameri
can people.
Joys of Living
Who has not wished that he had lived
in some remote and happy time? The
magnificence of Rome, the glory of Greece»
the golden chariots, the alabaster vases
and ihe ivory chairs of Tutankhamen
fascinate and enthrall. Looking about
upon a sick and weary world, nerve
shattered sad hungry, it Is not difficult to
imagine hdw pleasant life most have
been in au easier, golden day.
Yet, if we had been living in the days
of the phampered Pharaohs, the vast ma
jority of us would have been digging the
irrigation ditches, sweating over the
great stones that went into the pyramids.
or—if we had been particularly clever—
perhaps hammering the gold that vent
into tbe ubiquitous statues of the king
The comforts of life were only at the top
in 1500 B. C. and even the hope for im
provement had not percolated to the bot
tom. There may be some consolation for
the dissatisfied man of today in this
thought—that bis lot would have been
infinitely worse 3,000 or more years ago.
it's easier to live today than ever be
fore. Nearly all the woes from' which the
world suffers might have been prevented.
But when an ancient civilization was
overrun by a savage horde, or whgn
pi auge or tontine decimated the popula
tion of the fairest cities, the wisest ol
those peoples couldn't help themselves.
Migratory tribes have since been pretty
well billeted and ticketed, railroads and
steamships have conquered famine, and
intelligent sanitation and magnificently
brave and curious medicine is lew res
pectful of disease with each passing year.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The Junior Class made $30 on the
magazine drive.
The Misses Dyste, Heyerdahl and
Croot were entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis last Sunday.
A large shipment of biology lab
oratory material wes received last
week.
Mrs. E. H. Helgeson visited the
third grad Monday.
The seventh grade made calendars
for the New Year. Harold DeSilva's
was chosen as the best.
Lucille Hunt started school in the
eighth grade after the Christmas
cation.
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Mrs. J. G. Wagner visited the first
grade Tuesday.
On January 7, 1927 the Plenty
-wood boys' basket ball team beat the
Crosby team 22 to 17.
6000
ROADS
MOTOR FUEL TAX
FIGURES UP BIG
The bureau of public roads of the
Department of Agriculture haa made
public a summary of the gasoline taxes
by states for the first half of the cal
endar year 1926, showing the total
taxes collected on motor vehicle fuel,
refunds on gross tax, disposition of
fund, rates and gallons of gasoline con
sumed by motor vehicles taxed
throughout the United States.
It shows that such tax earnings ag
gregated 184,939,378, and that the total
tax earnings of all the states were dis
posed of by $148,809 used as costs of
collection, $54,981,677 used for state
highways, $19,388,976 for local roads,
$6,329,413 used for payments of state
and county road bonds and $4,140,998
for miscellaneous purposes.
The average tax rate for the period,
for all the states, was 2.89 cents a gal
lon, on June 30. The net gallons of
gasoline taxed and used by motor vehi
cle« in all the stages aggregated 8,560,
967,866, and the estimated additional
gansas, not taxed and not used by
motor vehicles, (reported only by Illi
nois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and
New York), aggregated 856,450,000.
Tbe total tax earnings on fuel for
motor vehicles—the $84,039,378 men
tioned—represent the actual taxes
available for disposal. Tbe gross tax
assessed prior to deduction or refunds
and the exemption refund«, deducted
from tbe gross tax, are not totaled for
the country aa a whole, the statement
say«, because, while showing the pro
cedure for obtaining the total tax. It Is
"of minor importance,
coats In many states, It was said, are
paid from other state funds.
Collection
Flay Signs and Shacks
in Report on Conditions
As « result of « survey made by
hundreds of Its affiliated clubs, tbe
American Automobile association bas
Issued an urgent appeal calling «a
state officials everywhere to take Im
mediate step« to «weep aside the
debris that mars tbe beauty of tbe
landscape and In many Instances adds
to accident hasard along tbe nation's
great motor highways.
The national motoring body made
two specific points in Its appeal, which
Is mainly addressed to state highway
officials in charge of road maintenance,
construction, and supervision, "as fol
lows:
First, there Is so much advertising
material along the highways that the
motorist Is constantly confuted as be
tween these variegated signs and the
signs set up by tbe states for his
safety and convenience In travel.
Second, In many Instances the scenic
beauty which Is the great appeal In
the call of the roads. Is marred be
cause of tbe continuance along many
of the main highways of unsightly
tumble down shacks of all kinds that
constitute an eyesore to the motor
lag public.
Mexico Creates System
of Federal Good Roads
The congress of Mexico created a
system of federal roads by an act
passed in March, 1925. A tax of three
centavos per liter (about 5.7 cents per
gallon) was placed on all gasoline,
whether for domestic use or export
All the tax on tobacco was also divert
ed to tbe federal road fund. In case
these two taxes do not amount to
$600,000 per month, the treasury de
partment Is authorized to Issue actes
to make up the difference. At present
the two taxes bring about $400.000 a
month.
consista of a total mileage of 1,837,
principally In a north and south road
from Laredo through Mexico City to
Acapulco. There are at present 25,000
automobiles In the republic, most of
them In Mexico City, and before fed
eral read building began they could
seldom go outside the city.
The construction program
Victory Highway to Run
Through Mountain Tube
The Moffat tunnel commission which
has In charge the construction of the
mammoth tnbe which la being thrust
through a mountain range In Oolorado,
haa let the contract for two miles sf
rall/oad roadbed which will connect
the Moffat railroad with the west por
tals of the tunnel. Th« new road will
leave, the present main line of tbe
Moffat road near a crossing of the Vic
tory highway and will reach the tun
nel by an easy grade. The roadbed la
to cross tbe Fraser river and the Vlc
tory highway on a bridge. *
When tbe tunnel la complete. It will
be available not only for railroad
trains bnt also for aotomobllea, and
will eliminate the surmounting of two
high passes from the problem of cross
ing the continental divide.
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Uses to Antelope
Wednesday evening saw one of
the fastest basketball games ever
played on tbe local floor. The ball
was crowded to capacity loug before
the game was to be called.
Tbe preliminary game was be
tween the Antelope and Plenty
wood second teams. The game was
a fast aad interesting one from
beginning to end, Plenty wood fi
□ally emerging with 7 to 0 victory
Following is tbe score by quarters.
1st Quarter
Plentywood
Antelope ..
0
0
2nd Quarter
3
Plenty wood ....
Antelope ,..
.... 0
3rd Quarter
Plenty wood
Antelope ..
0
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4tb Quarter
Pleutywood
Antelope .
. 4!
. 0j
Immediately following this game
the Antelope and Plenty wood first j
leams took tbe floor. After a brisk j
warming up practice they lined np J
for play with the Froid coach as |
referee.
The first quarter was fast and 1
furious with neither team able to
secure a basket. Plenty wood made
a point on a foul shot. S
happened to Plentywood's brilliant
. . ■ . n . i• r
running guard, bib Zeidler. In
a mixup with "Swede" Hoven "Gib 1
fell straining a ligament in his ankle
so that he had to be taken Irom the
Shortly after the second quarter !
began a mort unfortunate accident
game. Antelope at once took ad
vantage of this and the half ended
with the score 8 to 2 in their favor
During tbe last half Gib again
took bis place o» tbe team with
great applause from tbe spectators
for his garaeness. Even though
crippled bis presence kept tbe Ante
lope boys from again scoring heav
ily. During the last quarter Plen
ty wood outfought and outplayed
the Antelope team. The fiual score
was Antelope 14, Plentywood 9.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
1st Quarter
1
Plentywood
Antelope.
.... 0
2nd Quarter
i
Plentywood
Ànteiope ..
8
3rd Quarter
2
Plentywood
Antelope ..
4
4th Quarter
Plentywood
Antelope ..
Both Antelope and Plentywood
have as fast teams as may be
found in this part of tbe Northwest
and both teams show excelle ot
coaching and team work. It is
understood that Antelope and
Plentywood will meet again soon
on tbe local floor.
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American Legion Notes
The regular meeting of Post No. 58
of the American Legion was held at
the Elgin Cafe.
The main topic of the evening was
in regard to another amateur night
which we feel will be a night of en
joyment and pleasure *o all.
this time the Commander
appointed a committee to take up
the matter of another boxing bout
notice of which will be found in an
other part of the paper. The follow
ing are the members of the commit
tee: Poaku Popesku, E. J. Kjelstrup,
S. Erickson.
'We failed to mention in the last
issue the Vice Commanders of the
nearby towns. They are :
Hub Wirtzberger, Westby, George
Svorcan, Antelope; Elling Lee, Out
look; George Johnson, Dooley; Dale
Pishel, Redstone; Peter Norby, Ray
mond.
After the meeting adjourned a de
licious lunch was served which was
most enjoyable and which is the kind
the Posku serves.
We invite all legionaires to attend
what the Legion is doing,
meeting are every third
Tuesday in each and every month.
Also
And see
Regular
Sheridan Leads
in Show's List
Sidney, Jan. 8 —The manager of
i he state corn and seed show. Hor
old F. DePue, reports that to dale
Sheridan county leads all counties
in number of entries for the stab
corn and pure seed shows that will
be held at Sidney, January 26 and
28. According to Mr DePue,
tries have been received from Mr,
en
a ate utility seed show. This makes
. . . . c . , . e . . .
u total of 54 farmers from Sheridan
county who will have fine exhibits
of corn and pure seçds at the star«
show If other counties respond
well as Sheridan county, there will
be several thousand farmers of the '
Ostby. county agent of Sheridan
county, for 24 farmers for the com
show ai d from 30 farmers for tin
state who will have entries at the
state show. From all reports every
indication points to the fact that
more farmers will exhibit this veai
than in any past year and it is ex
pected that the quality will be very
superior to past years
Plentywood Voloiitoer
Fin Deportment
Elects Their Officers
The annual meeting of the Plen
tywood Volunteer Fire Department
was held on Jan. 9th, 1927 with
the following officers elected for the
coming year:
Chief, L. E Hein
Ass't Chief, L G. Zeidler
Secy. Treas.. A. J. Langer
Cap't Chemical Co., F. J. Fish
beck
Cap't Hose Co. No. I, J. A, Kjel
strup
Cap't Hose Co. No. 2. M, S. Nel
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dance which is to be held at the
Farmer-Labor Temple on Feb. 22. :
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1927. Plenty of fun 88 this will be
a carnival dance with all the trim
SOD.
Don't forgeC the annual Fireman's
rniogs.
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POPLAR BOYS TO
ENTER STOCK JUDG
ING COMPETITION
Contest at Fort Peck Indian School
May Become Annual Affair.
Wolf Point—William Hilde, Claude
Nichol, Werner Schreiber, Leslie Bey
er, Wayde Littlefield and Clarence
Bartel are the six high school boys
that have been chosen to represent
Wolf Point in the stock judging
test to be held at Poplar on January
22. JThe three Wolf Point boys in
this contest will represent the city
at the young men's vocational
gress at Bozeman January 31.
The following letter received this
week from A. W. Warden, county
agent, contains the
that the county commissioners
give a cup to the prize winning team,
which is
interest among the boys who
complete. Mr. Warden says:
"Mrs. Inglehart (county superin
tendent), has informed me that the
county commissioners have ordered
a cup to be used in the coming stock
judging contest. This will be sent
to me and will be awarded to the
school winning the Poplar contest,
January 29.
con
con
announcement
wall
stimulating considerable
will
An Annual Event.
"Mrs. Inglehart and I talked the
matter over and recommended that
the cup be competed for annually anc.
become the permanent possission of
the school which first wins the cup
three times. You will understand
that I do not mean three times in
succession as that is practically
impossibility.
"With this added incentive
an
may we
hope for some keen competition in
the coming contest."
The principal conditions of the
test as announced by the county
agent's office are:
The contest will be held in Poplar,
Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Fort Pack
Indian school.
Classes to be judged include dairy
cattle, swine and beef cattle. Swine
are to be judged as fat hogs and not
as breeding animals. If no beef cat
tle are available a written
tion will be given on this class.
Must Give Reasons.
Following the judging of each class
a short talk will be given explaining
the correct placing and why they
placed this way.
Each school may have as many in
the contest «s it wishes to enter.
However, each school must designate
those representing the school
team (three on the team). Only the
scores from the picked team memb
ers will be considered in the school
placings.
The contest will start about 10
o'clock or as soon thereafter as ar
rangements can be made. This time
is set to allow contestants to reach
Poplar from both the east and west
on morning trains. By starting at
this time thhe contests will be
pleted and teams ready to leave on
the afternoon trains.
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O. E. S. INSTALLS OFFI
CERS FOR NEW YEAR
On Wednesday evening, Jan. 12,
Ora-Y-Plata Chapter No. 66 installed
their officers for the ensuing year.
The work was expressed by the past
matrons and patrons of the local ord
er supervised by Mrs. L. E. Rue the
°, ut . f oin Ç matl ! on - The following
elected and appointed officers were
inducted into office:
Niaa Bennett, Worthy Matron;
rhora Christianson. Associate Matron;
Collins, Conductress,^Fem"Vagner*
Associate Conductress; Ettah Belan
' jjÎP' , Chaplin; Myrtle Donaldson,
Marshal; Grace Ewing, Adah; Emma
Hedges, Ruth; Anna Larson, Esther;
Winnefred Opgrande, Martha; Lillian
Kitzenberg, Electa; Mae Riba, Ward
er; E. E. Belanski, Sentinel. The
treasurer and organist were not pre
sent
PUBLIC SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS
The seventh and eighth grade ex
aminations will be held in Plenty
wood and Outlook on Thursday and
Friday, January 20 and 21.
Examination Schedule.
First Day.
9:00, Civics; 10:16, Recess; 10:30,
History; 12:00, Intermission; 1:30
Grammar; 3:00, Recess; 3:16, Read
ing; 4:16, Close.
Second Day.
9:00, Arithmetic; 11:00, Recess;
11:16, Spelling; 12:00, Intermission;
1:30, Physiology, Agriculture; 2:30,
Geography; 4:00, Close.
LINDA E. HALL,
Deputy County Supt.
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WOLF CREEK
Si Ulrich and I. E; Metzler were
county seat visitors Monday.
H. B. French was transacting busi
ness in Redstone Tuesday.
Willard and Glen French visited
with Maxwell Maclnnes Monday.
Mrs. Charles Marsh visited with
Mrs. Maclnnes Tuesday.
Harriet Cromwell, Hazel, Louise
and Mabel Marsh visited with Helen
Maclnnes Tuesday.
Eddie Bembenek is taking advant
age of the hard roads to haul wheat.
Miss Mysicka returned from her
vacation Monday and reopened school
Wednesday.
Seventy Seven Identified
Victims Awaiting Burial
Montreal. Que.. Jon. 10.—Seven
ty-five victims of the fire
and siarn
pede in the Laurier Palace moving
Picture theater Sunday—most of
them little children—are awaiting
burial All the dead have been
identified and of the 30 injured, the
majority of them have recovered
sufficiently to he removed to their
homes
A Mènerai mass will be sung in
the Church of the Navitity. Hoche
Idga, Tuesday morning, by Mon
signor Le Railleur,
Within the church already
bodies of many of ,he
They are of the
(tie
rector
the
children re
pose.
poorer
classes of the city and the cele
bration of a general mass will save
their parents the expenses of
funeral service
a
An inquest begun by Coroner Mc
Mahon was postponed until Thurs
day after iwo witnesses had given
their testimony,
hear the cases Tuesday,
pnetor of the^ theater, Amten I,
wand, and three of his employes
are under bail pending the
gatiou.
Coroner McMahon declared that
after interviewing 51 parents of the
victims it was his opinion that not
more than four or five of the dead
were eligible to admittance
th< ater without being accompanied
by an adult.
A pio.incial law» prohibits all
children under 16 years of age not
accompanied by their parents or
adult from entering a theater
The fin court will
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S. H. Tucker Dead
Another pioneer ot Sheridan
county has passed aw.iv Sidney
Harlow Tucker has gone on f he lust
great journey fr in which
turneth.
He was horn at Shellrock, Iowa.
April 28, 1859, afterwards
with the family to Watertown, S.
0., where he was married in 1887
Later on he moved to Minn., going
from there to Canada where he
aided for a lime before coming t
Montana, wheie has lived for the
last eighteen years, and where he
has made many friends.
Mr Tucker was stricken with
hemorrhage of the bruin on Friday,
Jan. 7th , and died in the Memorial
Hospital Sunday evening, Jan 9th
at 7:50 P. M., at the age of 67 years
8 months and 11 days.
He leaves a wife, one daugh
ter Mrs. Jacob Kieg< r of ihn town,
three sisters, and t*o brothers, be
sides a host of friends to mourn his
loss.
none re
moving
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Billy Cowan has got over the
measles but Betty has them now.
Wm. Cromwell and George Morris
went to Redstone Wednesday.
I. E. Metzler visited at the Crom
well and Maclnnes homes Tuesday
evening.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cowan were
Redstone callers Thursday.
• The Ladies' Club met with Mrs.
Burke Thursday and had an interest
ing meeting, studying and demon
strating "First Aid."
The Wolf Creek Farmers Club mot
with Jack Burke Thursday and elect
ed officers as follows: President,
Charles Marsh; Vice President, Dan
'Campbell; Secretary, D. M. Macln
nes.
Mr. ami Mrs. D. M. Maclnnes vis
ited with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Campbell
Friday.
The heavy snow Friday morning
developed into a real blizzard by Sat
urday, but cleared away by Sunday
and is now nice again.
Our mail carrier, Harry Loucks,
must have had a nasty trip Saturday
in the blizzard but he made the trip
anyway.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. French
and
family and Mrs. Wilberg and child
ren visited with Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Maclnnes Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McCallister visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Wlh. Cromwell
Sunday.
Harry Gray was a caller at the D.
M. Maclnnes farm Monday.
Eddie Bembenek, James and Cecil
Garneau attended the basketball
game and dance at Redstone* Satur
day night.

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