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VOL 19. NO. 23
$2.00 PER YEAR
flenlywnod Wins 2nd
Place in North [eastern
Montana Tournament
Early Sunday morning the Plen
tywood Special from Bainville
•pulled in with about seventy root
era—all tired, happy and almost
boisterous as they lit on the depot
platform. They were happy be
cause they bad a chance to go down
to Bainville and see their basket
ball team perform against high
class talent, and finally had a
chance to play against the cham
pions of the tournament. We lost,
fyjt as Bill Shakespeare would
aly—"Whatever is, is right.''
The tournament itself was a big
success Some seven hundred peo
pie were jammed in the spacious
gymnasium of the Bainville
s bool, and there were many that
couldn't even get standing room*
The Wolf Point and Culbertson
bands enlivened the tournament to
a marked degree. The efficient and
impartial work on the part of the
referees was a matter of general
comment It would be bard to
give too much credit to the su er
, iotendent of schools. Smith, and
also to Editor Hier of the Valley
Tribune, who is furnishing the
Herald with a detailed account ol
the aeries.
The Games
TM. fcurnament was officially op
ened on Thursday evening when Ref
eree Finthm tossed the ball between
-the centers of the Outlook and Pop
lar teams. This game started with
a bang, giving the audience an idea
of the high class ball to be played
through the tournament. Outlook
was the "dark horse - ' ol
the meet and for « few minutes had
the Poplar boys guessing. However,
.Paul Lund covered Roy Homme and
stopped the Outlook offensive. Lat
er Homme broke away and scored 19
points for his team. However, Tom
my Smith and Proctor outscored th.
"one man" team of Outlook and the
final score showed Poplar winning by
a 32-22 score. '
The audience awaited the second
game anxiously as the much discussed
Antelope team was to play Scobey.
Antelope with its large, experienced
" men, had little difficulty in defeating
the Scobey midgets by a 00-12 score
Hoven for Antelope was the outstand
ing player of the game, scoring twen
ty points. H. Pugh, diminutive guarc
on the Scobey team, shone for Sco
bey and was one of the most popular
players with the audience.
Wolf Point-Plontywood
Friday morning the Wolf Point
"Wolves" met the Plentywood dele
gation. Both teams were anxious to
win this game and the first half wa. 1
a real battle. The second half saw
" the "Wolves" locating the basket and
breaking through the defense foi
short shots. Kay Lang of Wolf Point
starred for his team and Zeidler wa^
thr defensive star for Plentywood.
The second game of this session
was a slow, listless affair betweer
Culbertson and Nashua. Both learns
appeared to be sleeping and, aftei
the previous game, this affair wa?
not of much interest to anyone but
the fans from Culbertson. Culbert
son won by a three point margin, the
score being 15-12.
One of the best games of the Fri
May sessions was played that after
noon between Antelope and Poplar.
Both teams were over anxious to
win and, as a result, there were a
number of fouls cited on both teams.
Antelope fouled 18 times, while Pop
lar was charged with 16 fouls. Pop
lar was able to connect its free
throws and scored 12 points by this
route. Antelope might have won by
free throws but was unable to make
them count, scoring but five points
on her numerous tries,
scored six field goals to five for Pop
lar. T. Smith ancf Paul Lund were
the high scorers for Poplar while
Van Vorst played fine ball for the
Antelope team.
Plentywood-Bain ville
The last game of the third session
was between Bainville and Plenty
wood. The branch boys outclassed
Bainville in every department of the
jtame and scored 24 points the first
half, while Bainville chalked up but
6. The last half saw the Bainville
boys playing better ball and the vis
itors were held to 11 points and Bain
ville counted five. The final score
was 37-10. Huebner scored 19 points
in this game.
The Scobey Midgets opened the
.Friday night festivities by defeat
ing the Nashua bunch by a 27-16
Formal Opening of Peace
Bridge" at Buffalo, N. Y.
Mr. A. J. Stone, who is in the
hospital recovering from a broken
leg which be suffered in an auto
smashup near town some mouths
ago. is in receipt of a letter from
bis sou. George Stone of Buffalo,
New York.
The letter informs Mr. Stone that
his son has been working on the
'Peace Bridge," the grent steel
structure that connects the United
, States with Canada at Buffalo, and
that he had the honor of fastening
in place the last pl ece of steel that
completed the connection with
This bridge commemorates the
one hundred years and more of un
broken peace which exists between
the U S. and our great friendly
neighbor on the north* The steel
girders which connect the two
countries in a physical way are
typical of the bauds of friendship
which join them so closely in neigh
burliness that their 3000 miles of
frontier are unmerred by foils or
Mr. Stone also informs us that
at the formal opening of the bridge
oa March 4th. President Cool id ge
and the Prince of Wales will be
present and clasp bands on the
bridge as a token that the great ar
tery of commerce ia .©peu lor traffic
bitween the two countries,
ucore. The first half ended 18-4,
Nashua not having scored a field
goal. However, after the loss of
Dailey, left guard of the midgets,
Nashua started a scoring rally and
outscored their opponents but could
not overcome the first half lead. H.
Pugh agpin starred for Scobey and
proved that sire has little to do in
making a basketball player. Holin
was the best man Nashua could of
Plenty wood-Culbortson
Playing her third game in one day,
he Plentywood lads handed a deci
sive defeat to the Culbertson team.
The first half ended 18-8 in favor of
Plentywood but the second half
a snap for the wearers of the "or
ange and black" and the final score
.vas 34-16. Manney and Huebner
were the mainstays of the
while Anklam fought consistently for
the losers.
Saturday morring Bainville went
up against the Outlook team,
ville showed a decided improvement
oyer her previous playing and the
first half was a real battle, with a
12-11 count in favor of Outlook. The
last half found Roy Homme shooting
his usual long baskets or tearing in
for short shots. Final score Outlook
30, Bainville 19.
_ Homme again scored 19 points. Mc
Kinney played good ball for Bainville
until lost by personal fouls.
Wolf Point-Poplar
game, which spelled
"championship" was played Saturday
morning at 11 o'clock, between those
old-time rivals, Wolf Point and Pop
lar. While this was not the final
game, it decided the team that would
play Plentywood for district honors.
The ball traveled up and down the
floor at a real speed for the first
quarter. Both teams were depending
on long shots and both playing* the
same style ball. The half ended 8-7
in favor of Wolf Point
At the beginning of the second
half, Poplar scored and held one point
margin until the last seven minutes.
Kay Lang for the Wolves and Kol
lenbaum of Poplar were taken out of
the game because of personal fouls.
The Wolf Point coach won the game
when he sent Schrieben in as guard
. "i transferred Rathert to a forward
t - -;tion. Moore scored on a long shot
and Rathert put the game on ice with
a long angle shot. Both teams play
ed erratic ball, during the third quar
ter, trying to locate the baskets from
all angles. Final score was 12-9 in
favor of the fighting "Wolves." La
Roque and Rathert were In every de
fensive play while Dale, Lund and
Smith were the Poplar stars.
Saturday afternoon Antelope de
feated the light Culbertson team, 37
16. Van Vorst was the high scorer
of the game, having 16 points to his
The "big
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Work For Mining
Prosperity is Program
It will require constant effort on
the part of those interested in the
raining industry to prevent further
shifting of the tax burden such as
has taken place in the past in some
of the mining states, and such as
took place when the capital stock
lax was repealed and the corpora
tion rate was increased one per
Those working for the best inter
ests of the mining industry must
continue to develop a workable pro
gram for stability in the industry
As the public profits greatly from
« prosperous metal mining industry,
it should help in such a program.
Gattling Nelson Is
Arrested in Gtiicagu
P . ■ «-. » nj ....
Chicago. Feb. 24—Oscar Bat
w , , .. . . .
•ling Nelson, former lightweight
b xmg champion, barricade him
«elf in his home last night, and for
some time defied 10 policemen
seeking to anest him on a Montana
warrant charging theft of the movie
films of the famous Nelson- Wolgast
fight 17 years ago. After a parley,
the former pugilist submitted to
service of the papers which were
sworn out in Silver Bow, Mont.
Song of the Spring
A pleasant sung of spring is on the air.
The lark is calling in the rising morn,
; lue skies so lately tempest driven are
And white clouds by the early bieeze aie
The hills are ciothed in emerald green that
Bmeath their wintry cloaks of silvery
Tne si ns warm rays across (he hills have
The awakened stream is murmering aweel
and low.
The robin's song commingles with the
Of calling srows;
The wild ducks to the northern lake! 'nils
The chattering wren is
We hear the bawling of the restless herd.
And soon the violet's purple face will
Along the highway carpeted wiih grass,
For all the world we love would seem to
That we are glad when winter seasons
We hear the songs of women thru the
The voices of the workmen in the fields,
The murmer of the bees.-the thunder's
A thousand accents which the
yields. .
Ttie rose shall spread the fragrance of her
The columbine shall sway, the harebells
The sleeping germ shall rise fr..m winter's
A world awaits the coming of the spring
H. S. Tool. Billings, Mont.
Basket Social and
Old-time Spelling Match
1 fountain pen without any cost to
! yo ur«fclf? Then come to the town
vs coimtry spelling match to be
i held in the basement of the Evan
' gelical church Friday
| March 18th.
Do you want to own a Parker
A splendid Parker
fountain pen will be given to the
person who stands up longest in the
spelling match. All are welcome
to try. A box snpner will be held
at the same. The spelling will be
gin at 8:00 p m.
| will lie used.
Seventh and Eighth grade words
Rev, H. L. Calvert.
1 Alkali Grass Grows
for Fiairio Farmer
Kalispeil, Feb. 19.—John Za
wadke, the "Burbaus ' of Lost Prai
. . . . .
tie, is in the city today, preparing
, . . . . *
tor Ins annual campaign in proroo
tion of Zawadke ' s A , ka ,i Gras8f a
foraße plant which he guarantee ,
w j|| make alkali land productive,
|j e ^ as ^ad lnan y testimonials fron*
ranchers who have bought the seed
and raised forage which both catth
a ,ad horses favor. All alkali laud
owners shoulrl try it.
The Gospel of Good Roads
It I« not so long ago that the Cot
erpiilar Tractor Company published
a most interesting volume, entitled
'Out of the Rut "
This book's stor\
began almost at the beginning o'
lime and showed the history to roar
building up to the present.
It brought out forcibly the facl
that in many sections of the coun
try the gospel of good roads is still
in th t stage characteristic of thr
middle of the A9th Century, cover
ing on'y the veriest beginnings of
modern roadway systems.
It is almost inconceivable that
anv American community could
contenance indefinitely the handi
cap of poor roads. The whole his
torv of the world's advance is in
separable from its transportation
facilities. The world has prospered
with the development of transpor
tation rather than transportation
with the development of the world.
Those who live on great highways
suffer because there are places in
this nation where good roads do not
abound. It is for the general wel
fare that we should spread the gor
pe 1 of good roods until it taps and
develops the hindermost regions,
adding wealth and greater prosperi
ty to our unified nation.
Gulf Tide$ Far-Reaching
Tides from the Gulf of Mexico af
fect the waters of the Bayou Mez
In Louisiana, more than 100
upstream, says the Dearborn
The bayou Is 00 feet
at a point 70 miles from its
mouth, while the elevation of Its bunks
at that point Is only 10 feet.
American Legion
Amateur Night Program
Big Local Success
Intelligently Planned
Highway Systems
The increasing trent toward mo
tor vehicle transportation has inten
sified the necessity of intelligently
planned highway system. The pinn
of state highway improvement may
materially alter the economic and
social development of a people as
a whole, or anv section. Dr. J. G
McKay, of the Bureau of Public
Roads, points out that the location
and improvement or lack of ira
provement of a given route is of
vital importance not only to the
traffic of the immediate locality,
but also to the traffic of the larger
areas. He says:
"The development of a system of
highways should be considered in
terms of the movement of the peo
ple and goods. The planning and
construction of a connected system
of highways deal with the destiny
of localities and states, their agri
culture, their industries, the growth
of suburban areas adjacent to cen
ters of population, and the social
activsties of the people. This is a
tremendous responsibility. There
can be no question concerning the
necessity of developing sound plans
for highway improvement over a
period of years in the several states,
and of providing the necessary
money to carry out economically
I he proposed plans of improvement.' 1
Road construction is not now the
problem it was. The immense trac
tors and our heavy road machinery
takes the place of hundreds of men
and horses formerly necessary, and
minimize possibility of labor trou
bles; to say nothing of making it
p »ssible to complete a given job in
i I much less time
Our main through highwoys must
be paved with some material re
quiring little maintenance, and
which can be repaired, when nec
essary, while the highway is in
use—eliminating costly detours with
their waste of time and inconven
Farmers Grain Dealers Met
At Minot, N. 0. March 2nd
A large delegation of grain buyers
of Independent elevators of Sheri
dan and Roosevelt counties met at
Minot Wednesday for the purpose
of perfecting a unit of the Grain
Dealers Association.
At this meeting the following
resolution was adopted;
Whereas me Managers of Farm
ers Elevator companies in the State
of Montana feel the need of an orga
nized effort for our mutual protec
tion against unfair competition and
practices, and whereas,
We have learned from actual ob
servation and experience the need
of changes and amendments to pre
sent laws now on the Statutes of
our State and it appearing that
this is an age of specialized organi
zation, and that individually we
cannot accomplish as much for the
Farmers aud Independent Elevators
ol our State, be it resolved:
That we do hereby constitute our
selves the Montana Unit of the
Farmers Grain Dealers Association,
and that we affiliate with the Farm*
ers Grain Dealers Association no*
organized in our Sister State North
Dakota we have hereunto subscribed
our signatures this second day ol
March, 1927.
This resolution was then signed by
seventeen managers and officials of
Indepeadent elevators.
One of the best
given in the city of Pieutywood by
local talent was the one staged last
Saturday night to a large audience
at the Orpheum Theatre under (he
auspices of Plenty wood Post No. 58
of the American Legion,
the program started the audience
was entertained hv Whiles Orches
programs ever
The famous Male Octet broad
casted several selections through
out the program which gave the
listeners an opportunity to tune in
on some harmony, and at the
time get a view of the handsome
eight who produced (he melodious
noise. The same was true of the
Mixed Quartet which got by lucky
with only applauses from tlie audi
Two beautiful solos
one, a dramatic solo by Lois Good
man entitled "Thoity Thoid and
Thoid Street'', accompanied by M
Hein, and the other, by the Elgi
Cales noted leoor,Fosku Popesku,
entitled 'Little Mother Mine''
compauied by Mrs. Gnrueau.
The Musical Comedy entitled
"Cynthia's Strategy''
were sung;
was a scream
from beginning to end and proved
two things; one. that a man plus
the proper decorations equals
good looking woman, and the other,
that whiskers not produced in the
natural way are more affected by
the law of gravity.
"Uncle Dick s Mistake
comedy, was given with the best of
talent and everyone in the audience
' made a note of a".
Music and comedy was not over
looked when the curtain raised on
"Rhubarb Weedout and His Three
Musty Smears". The circus is onlv
a nightmare in comparison with
a one act
Last, but not least, was the elo
quence displayed in the searching
for a certain word which had disap
peared when the Post Commander
addressed the audience endeavoring
to inform them that he thanked
them for their excellent attendance
and kind..
plause brought to his attention the
word ATTENTION which had dis
appeared and he managed to get
through without any further prompt
Their ap
After singing "The Star Spangled
Banner" in which the audience took
part, those engaged in the program
were given a treat at the Flgin Cafe
by (he legion.
The success of the program was
due to the earnest endeavor and
cooperation of all who took part in
it and to whom ihe Legion as a
whole is very grateful, and especial
ly to Mr and Mrs. Erne-d Helgeson
and Mrs. A O Opgrande, who con
tributed as much extra time and
effort in making it a such a marked
Sam was an old southern darkey
whose amiability would never permit
him to acknowledge a tiling could net
be done, even though he uns utterly
at a loss as to procedure. He was ended
by a tenant in the flat where he was
Janitor to examine
"Now I could find that lea
scratching a bewildered fiend,
adding. In a hurst of inspiration,
I ecu Id jest locate It "
he said
T. J Larson of Outlook wus elec
ted president and Call Hovland.
also of Outlook, was elected secre
tary. Committee members to meet
with the directors of the Nor. ft Da
kota Grain Dealers Association nr»;
T. J. Larson. Viggo Peterson, and
Carl Hovlaod.

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