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«s. -— SSZlir** tt*O0Ô PIONEER PAPER OF BIG MUDDY VALLEY « OFFICIAL PAPER OF PLENTY WOOD VOL 19. NO. 19 PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY. MONTANA FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1927 $2.00 PER YEAR M'Nary Haugen Bill to Comejjp February 8 Tentative Agreement to This Effect Reached by House Leaders. I • Washington, Jan 31 —A lenia . live agreement to call up the Mc Nar*-Haugen farm relief bill in i ht* I bouse next Tuesday, Feb. 8. was , I reached tod'iy by Représenta' ivc j Til son. the Republican leader, and „ . „ Chairman Sue I of the rules com-j 1 m . , .. Announcement of the agreement, I however, provoked a storm of de i bide, indicative of the more intepse I discussion expected when consider . . . made no provision for considering two other farm measures, the Cur . . ,__ While giving an evening let. ure Henry Ward beecher was interrupt '«lb,, loud imitation of a crow from the gallery. mittee. Alton of the bill is begun. Ihe rules committee earlier in tlie day voted to recommend legis lative right of way for the bill,« but • th-Aswell and Crisp bills. Representative Crisp, Democrat, Georgia, author of one of them, urged that the rules group permit farm legislation to come before the house undef (Mich procedure that a record vote (MlW be obtained on each bill. Snell said 12 hours had been al lotted for general debate on farm relief and that the rules committee believed the Crisp andCurtis-Aswell bills could be offered as a substi , tnte. Groundhog Day . .- — - - Looking from his watch to the window the noted speaker replied to the em barrassment of his heckler: "It can not be that I have talked until daybreak and yet it must be. The instinct of the lower animals is infallible." The Groundhog Day myth is no test of the infallibility of au more a ■ imal instinct than was BeecherV If it serves as a test at all it test of human gullibility and pun. is as a And if the test show •> superstition. high percentage of both guiilibilit* and superstition it would not be surprising, for most people will be lieve anything about the weather whether prophecy, almanac predic | tion, "sure sign" or "saving. Nevertheless, the Groundhog Day fable is an interesting and valuable . bit of folklore worthy of perpetu . H tient and of annual commemoration. The groundhog's shadow doesn't de termine the jveather one wav or an other, but it plays an important part in the traditions of the country. This weather fable is a part of the true American folklore That some abide by the groundhogs forecast does not in any measure detract j from the value of the tradition as folklore. As ths Groundhog Day story goes, there will be a return of wintry weather if the groundhog is frighi tened back into his hole by his shadow. In those parts of the where the groundhog country makes his burrow wintry weather persfsts several weeks after Febru ary 2 so the prediction is without .value except to make a dark and dismal February day tolerable to 'those who trust that a sunless Feb 2 argues an earlv spring. ruary Rev. Tool Visits Here Rev H. S Tool, Billings, di.trM superintendent of the Evangelical church, was in town a couple of days this week, and last Sunday ke to a large congregation at South Side church Bp 1 For Elephant Tutkt Rubbing with flue sandpaper or om -, will remove the spots from ivory «r* Ornament*. SHERIDAN COUNTY WINS FIRST PLACE IN SMALL GRAINS I Fine Exhibits Shown By Nearly All Counties in the State—Sheridan Witis First on Wheat, Barley and Flax. I Sheridan County made large win , nines at the State Pure Seed and I Com Show held at Sidney last week, j Kearly all the counties in the State »«e represented with fine exhibits. line number of entries and quality of exhibits greatly surpassed any other 1 year. Sheridan County scored first as a I ty in winnings of Rfnall grains i Stillwater county won first in com ?? nn .**? s ' s- Considering the fact that I Sheridan County started to develop > th e raising of pure seed less than ■ four years ago makes these winnings all the more remarkable. Most coun ties have been raising pure seed for at least tea years or longer, and also the large increase in number of ex Mbits this year makes the Montana state Seed Show the largest seed show in the country. Sheridan County won first and sec ond on Marquis wheat; second on Winter wheat; first and third oats; first, second and third on bar by; first, second aftd third on flax, and second on Durum wheat. The following were exhibitors from Sheridan County: • - A. M. Hagen, Redstone; Rose Gib ran, Comertown; Clay Hancock, Med icine Lake; Jorgen Jorgenson, Dag mar; Joe Fredericks, Medicine Lake; Joe Wagner, Daleview; Horace Jack fon, Homestead; J. S. Miller, Home stead; B. F. Triplett, Redstone; El mer Denzer, Medicine Lake; Ole Bak ken, Sr., Homestead; J. W. Bucklin, Redstone; Ole Boe, Dagmar; J. P Johnson, Medicine Lake; J. J. Mor gan, Archer; A. Riba, Pientywood; Andrew Ueland, Outlook; G. C. Wag rer, Reserve; Carl Hol je, Reserve; V. Cybulski, Pientywood; Chas. Lundeen, Outlook; John Brekke, Antelope; S. O. Aasheim, Reserve; Olav Vik, Re .serve; A. F. Ziebarth, Pientywood; j_ c. Hansen, Dagmar; Geo. Overby, Pientywood; Frank Bucklin, Rpd " pure a on tonej Henry Haaven, Grenora, H* J). , ~ :r. Heh , drickson, Pientywood; Frode Jensen, rf s «ï e i„ Asa Re< ktone; D. TT. Maclnnes, Redstone; Jens Ibsen, Dooley; Lewis Riba, Pientywood; Dans Harderson, Archer; Nels Moe, Archer; Oelwin Holje, Reserve; Ole Gakken, Homestead; Myron Bolstad, Homestead; Kenneth Kaae, Dammar; I Eddie Nelson, Homestead; ' Snellman, Medicine Lake. Herbert Plentywood Commercial Club To Hold Annual Meeting it The Annual Meeting of the Plan tywood Commercial Club was post poned from January 25th to February Tth, at which time it will be held in the basement of the Lutheran church. A banquet is being served at this meeting, new officers will be elected for the ensuing year, and various matters of vital importance brought forward for discussion and decision. If you have not renewed your mem bership, come prepared to do so at this meeting. 1P27 Membership re ceipts serve as tickets for the ban quet. j T. W. GREER, Secy. The chief of the Bureau of eflR c j enc y at Washington. D. C„ oent | v Old Maids good; Bachelors Not So Good re gave nut a statement in w fii c b he pavs high 'tribute to the j ma j,j >• a „ follows; "The star of a woman's efficiency rises as the thought of marriage fails. 'As she abandons the art of self decoration for the ensnarement of man her service to her employer increases. She is at her best in her thirties. "This woman brings to her work an enthusiasm and a loyalty that is rarely equaled by any class of work ers She comes to mother her job, and the mstirct of motherhood that dominates all women is lavished by the old maid on her work." After declaring that flappers are low in efficiency, the chief thus pavs his respects to "old bachelors"; "The old bachelors, generally speaking, is a failure in Uncle Sam's service. "The bachelor, unlike the old maid, is selfish and does not get far " And still there arc some who w.ll not rdmit that woman is man's equal in the world's business—Ex. Shortening the Long Winter Nights ] w rr 777 m mm % i A Pi 1 m be" m tj • * A In f » *«*>**'* to g Sheridan Memorial Hospital Day Saturday, February 12 All arrangements have been made for Hospital Day. Committees un pointed have been working the past week and will continue until Satur day, February 12. when everybody will be at the Farmer-Labor Temple to enjoy the Climax. A big dinner will be served at noon commencing at 11:30. Supper served also, commencing at 5 » cluck. Daring the supper hours a oiogram consisting of music récita lions and clever stunts have arranged for. Chairman of arrangements, Mrs i„ G. Zeidler; dinner and supper, Mrs. L E. Hein; tables at noon, Mrs. A. F. Ziebarth; tables at sup ae r , Mrs. Frank Smith Fresh Doughnuts Doughnuts will be in the making during the afternoon, served with coffee. Orders taken by the dozen to take home if you wish. Mrs, A. Riba and Mrs. C. S. Nelson will be in charge. Fancy Work Booth Mrs. T. W. Greer will have charge! of this booth. Everybody is asked to donate to this See that your do nation is given to Mrs. Greer as soon as possible. Candy Booth Mrs. J. G. Debing will have the sweets to sell if you will make sont" and give her a chance. There is »I ways a demand for home made candy. tish Pond Miss Marie Riba will conduct the Fish Pond. She says you will not have to get a fishing license but assures you a bite if you furnish be bate. Fortune Telling Under a guarantee, "Anna Eva Fay" has been secured to tell your past, present and future. Just think how interesting. NOTICE TO PUBLIC Having installed a new switch in the Telephone office, phone all FIRE calls to central and in turn Central will give the alarm, or turn in the fire alarm switch at the fire hall. L. E. HEIN, Chief. Card of Thanks We wi h to thank our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of rav beloved husband and our broth er. We wish especially to thank Rev. and Mrs Egge who brought so much comfort to him while he was sick. We also wish to thank the o r ganist and those who gave floral offerings Mrs. Tillie Munk J. F. Waltors and family Firet Cable English The first ocean cable was mannfno tored In Eu gland. a PTdgram of songs, readings and m usica! numbers will be in charge been|°^^ rs - ^ F. Ostbv. Produce Booth . Miss Linda Hall will sell you but ter. eggs, meat, vegetables and so on. Farmers ar asked to help by bringing and donating some of their good farm produce. It will be greatly appreciated. Program Dining (he afternoon and evening You Will Be Tagged In the forenaoft and afternoon, j under the supervîssion of Mrs. R E. Lang, four popular young ladies will meet you with a smile Don't walk too fast. Handsome Nan Contest Mrs. Myrtle Donaldson and Miss ; Gladys Dodge savs a number ot n »mes have been suggested ond j will be norniuated as candidates foi the handsome man contest. Call it ; popular if you like, if you are hand j some you are popular. Several prospects h ive been seei making frequent visiia to the beau ty parlors of late Nominations will be filed durim the afternoon. Save and vote for your choice, a vote The contest will close a your pennie* 1 cen' * ^ 0< ' ll,, 'k- P- m. Dance Dance in the evening. Come and spend the day at the Farmer-Laboi Temple. That is where you will have a good time on February 12th • Special Meeting The ladies of Pientywood and vicinity are urged to meet Febru ary 7, at the hospital, Monday eating at 7:30. It will be ev a great help in making final arrangements for Hospital Day and a help to yon in planning what assistance you you can give. TT'/« y Policeman Age A riot cull to New Orleans police headquarters brought in policemen, detectives and motorcycle patrolmen to a house where It was said robber* were breaking In. house It was found that n $10 bill, missing from the mantelpiece, and supposed to have been stolen, had been blown to the Joor by the wind. On reaching the Stage Cough One of the highest compliments paid Edwin Booth was accorded him by an old negro servant who went to see him In "Richelieu" during Booth's visit to Savannah. The next day she ex pressed to her mistress great con cern for the health of the actor. "Poor old man," she said, "he can't last long. Dat cough will carry him to hi* grave sure.' j i : / urmng the Uther Ch eek The millennium will be Just around ihe corner when you get so good , that you'll leave your light dimmed after the other fellow has refused to dim his. Wilmington Newa Journal, Pientywood High Quintet Pile Up Scores Against Scobey ^ Piling up their lead from the start the Pientywood High defeated Scobev High at the Farmer-Labor Temple here Friday night. We led at the half by 8 to 4, but in the second stanza, our bovs did some basket shooting and put the game on the ice. Final score 30 to 14 After the first half two of best players stepped out and gave two second team boys, Jack M Lean and Bobbie Zeidler a chance at Scobey 's first and they proved a plenty good" match for the vis itors. Pientywood High school, faculty and visitors a party after the game which ended at ihe basement of the Catholic church where refreshments were served. The long tables were set for 150 lastefully arranged and decorated in orange and black, (he high colors. Miss Frances Wheeler and Paul Kurtz furnished piano and violin selections during the luncheon hour. our c - The P T. A. gave the Fords Refuse Bids ol $1,000,000,000 Washington, Feb. 2.—Wall street's reactions to balance sheets of the Ford Motor company provoked less than three distinct offers of $1 000,0000,000 each for the big plant during the last five years, was summarily turned down by both Henry and Edsel Ford. Information that these offers had -»nuaHy been made came from John W. Prentiss of New York, an ex pert in i dusttiul securities, who was the chief witness introduced Wednesday by counsel for appell ants in the action brought to res train the government trom collec tion $30,000,000 additional taxes the sale to Henry Ford in 1919. of minority stock in .the Ford Motor company. Mr Prentiss s'artled spectators >y the nonchalant manner in which he testified that the Ford family iad cooly turned down three dis tinct proposals to take over the plant for a cash consideration of $ 1 , 000 , 000 , 000 . company began operation in 1903 with a cash capital of $28,000. It was revealed in the evidence given by Mr Prentiss that the of fers were made indirectly by Horn blower and Weeks, New York bro kers, whose confidence in the fur ther expansion and earning capacity of the Ford plant justified the valu ation put upon it by New York bankers. no Each on The Ford Motor ^^^^^OKXKKKKK^OOOOOOOCKKKKX) Good Roads Hints '^^OO^O^OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC When ' More than 900 miles of Texas Is traversed by the Old Spanish trail. The day Is not far distant when grade crossings on trunk line roads will be a thing of the past * .* • A concrete bridge has been pleted on the Lincoln highway 17 miles north of Laramie, Wyo. The Improved roads about Laramie are reported to he In first-class condition. com Paving has begun on California's interstate connection crossing the sandhills of Imperial valley, completed the road will replace wooden plank road In service since 1916. » Plans are being made for the structlon of a through highway from Heidelberg to Mannheim, Germany. The proposed road will be 29.5 feet wide. It will cross no other road af the same level and will run through no villages. con Wampum Not European It has been thought th«t wampum making was of European origin, but the abundance of wampum bend* found In Long Island shell heaps would Indicate that the Industry was uf In dlan origin rather than European. New Tariff on N. D. Grain Filed Today Rates Conform to Require ments of Rail Board As Set Forth In Decision. Bismarck, N. D. J<u. 31.—New tariffs on grain shipments from North Dakota points to tr,e North Dakota terminal elevator at Grand Forks, were filed with the state rail road board today t>v the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo Line railroads. The new rates conform to the quirements of (he railroad board as set forth in its decision of the Mill and Elevator rate case and upheld by Judge J A, Coffey in the Bur leigh county district court, following the appeal of the railroads from railroad board's decision. The new rates will become effective Febru ary 20. re HIGH SCHOOL NOTES The 7th and 8th grade are having their manual training this week by spending their extra time scraping and sandpapering their desks on which there are many insignias. Mrs. Grandstrand is supervising. The sixth grade are having a dt - bate this week, "Resolved that the whites treated the Indians fairly.'' Mildred Hanisch and Gladys Smith wore visitors at the fifth grade room this week. Mrs. Paul Kurtz and Grandma Kurtz visited at the second grade room this week. * The report cards were distributed this week carrying the grades of the respective students to their parents. The P. T. A. put on a grand ha quet in honor of the students of the Pientywood High School. The Sco bey basketball team was here ami the members showqd their apprecia tion of the honor conveyed to them. Mrs. Wm, Erickson gave the welcome speech and Ray Mann thanked the parents in behalf of the students. Royal Greer, Gordon Peterson and Olaf Gronvold left last Saturday to represent Pientywood in the stock judging contest to be held at the cational conference at Bozeman. The sophomore class elected Orbeck Hovdey to take Harvey Goff's place on the student council. Some time ago the Farmers-Mcrch ant State Bank was kind enough lend the biology class a number of stuffed birds for study purposes. Last week Kavon's Garage donated a num her of different stones. This is fine collection and the school would be glad to accept anything that would make the collection more complete. They would be treated with the ut most care. ' The following have maintained an average of ninety or more through out the semester; Helen Crohn. Olaf Gronvold, Royal Greer, Louise Knight, Gordon Peterson, Eleanor baugh, Elsie Morin, Leland McNulty, Margaret Earner. Clarabell Malcolm, Arnold Mitchell, Luella Morin, Bessie Pace, Gibon eidler, John Chapman, Lee Chapman, Lucille Goodman and Martin Storaasli. Work has been begun on a Oper etta. A more detailed account will be given later. The Homestead basket ball boys play here this Friday night, upper and lower classmen of the girls will play the preliminaries. VO a Stam The Obituary Peter Jens Erick Munk was born at For est City, Iowa, May 27 1873 on December 21th 1899 he was united in marriage to Miss Tilda Thoestvedt of Sun Prairie. Wisconsin. They established their home at Forest City. Iowa where the* spent 27 years of their happy married lit'. About a year or so ago Mr. Munk's health began to fail. The best medical assistance was sought but only to find that he was afflicted with that much dreaded disease known as causer. All that loving hands could do for him was done to alleviate his sufferings especially by his devoted wife. During his sickness he maintained a quiet and patient atti tude and was always thankful for what others did for him, He passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Waltors Pientywood Thursday eyening January 27th at the age of S3 years 8 months The deceased is survived by his wife and the following brother and sister-in laws: Mr. and Mrs. John Walters of Plen tywood, Mont., Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Thor stvedt, of Raymond, Mont., Mr and Mrs Aane Jurgensen of Crosby. N, D., Mr. and Mrs. Christ Christopherson. of Willis ton, N. D. His parents, sisters and broth, ers having preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the Lutheran Church at Plenty wood, Monda*, January 31th Interment was made in ihe Lutheran Cemetery.