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! J \ I A - - r '*rf , 1 <. , - 6^. U 4 dV ONCIAL >APEH OF PÖENtlTW^hD ffalb PIONEER PAPER OF / BIG MUDDY VALLEY 4 VOL 19. NO. 25 PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA FRIDAY. MARCH 18, 1927 $2.00 PER YEAR Miss Vln Whitish Mr. Gilbert Useless Married at Plentywood . Saturday afternoon March 12, 1 1927 Viva Whitish of Redstone and Gilbert Boelens of Basin, Wyoming were quietly married at the Luth eran parsonage bv Rev. A. M. Egge 1 The witnesses were Mr, and Mrs Mrs Boelens is a daughter of j Mr. and Mrs. Joe Whitish having i spent several years in Pleutywoo.l. 1 She is a graduate of our high school ! and was a great favorite among ihe J young people, A sumptuous dinner was served j te the home of the bride's parents i to relatives and a few friends. Roy Whitish. j Dr. Roy Attends Dentist's Convention at Billings Dr. W. D. Roy will leave Tues day, March 22, for Billings to at tend the clinics of the Montana Stale Dental Association. Dr. ex. pects to be back bp March. 29th. At their meetings the best and latest methods and ways of treating special cases are brought up by the best of specialists in fact everything new and practical in dentistry are demonstrated and are of great bene fit Young School Taucher Dios Suddenly In Raymond Dist. The entire north country tributa ry to Raymond was sadlv shocked Monday afternoon when the news came through that Mrs Olive Nicholson Ferguson, popular school teacher of the Raymond District, had died suddenly at her home She was in Plentvwood only a few days ago seeking medical attention, but nothing was thought of it. How ever, last Monday she dismissed j school at ten o'clock and went to, her home, and her distress was not made known until Mrs. Hersbe) Lee, also teacher in the same school, went to the room shortly after four and found the young woman in convoitions. Medical aid was immediately summoned but of no avail. She died the same day, and the cause of the death was diagnosed as eurenic poisoning su perinduced by attacks of Bright's disease. Funeral rites were pro nounced at the Congregational church this afternoon, the Rever end Mr. Earle Clifford officiating. The lest pronouncement of the de <ri was had at the Lutheran cemeterv. Rill Boards and Signs On Ronds Must Be Removed Livingston, March 11.—All bill boards and advertising signs located on the highway and bridges of Park county must be removed in accord ance with a resolution passed by the board of Park count/ commis sioners in regular session at the court house Wednesday. This ac tion. the commissioners declare, was taken as a safety measure and In addition is designed to protect the scenic values of the highways of the county. Chairman Homer Knox of the hoard of commissioners last night stated that it is hoped that parties owning valuable advertising signs at present located upon tbe high wavs and bridges of tbe county, will remove them. It is not the purpose of (he commissioners to work any hardship upon advertisers, said Mr Knox, but the removal of tbe signs ! from tbe highways and bridges is a | neoessary safety measure. . . Signs often cause distraction to drivers, and tbe removal of all signs j from the highways will serve to clear the way and helo to a great extent to insure the safety of the : traveling public. ROSEBUD HENS RESPONDING TO IMPROVED CARE . 1 Forsyth, March 13 —The poultry industry in Rosebud county is com 1 icg into the foreground. A large percentage of the farmers are taking more interest in improving their j flocks, some of them going as far as i to keep records, while others are 1 securing better resul's through im ! proved feeding and housing condi J tiens, according to a report made to j Miss Jessie Adee, home demonstra i tion agent, j the state extension de partaient by During the past year an effort was made to secure better market ing of poultry and poultry products through improved quality with con siderable success As a step in this direction an egg marketing associa tioo was organized in the Pleasant valley community, which boasts a large number of poultry breeders. Miss Harrietts Cushman, state poul try specialist, conducted two poul try and egg grading demonstrations for the benefit of the members, and W. C. Smith, a member of the or ganization. was granted a grader's license by the state department of agriculture. The association sold 40 cases of extra select eggs at a profit estimated at 4 cents per doz en above the local market. The volume of eggs produced in the county is not yet sufficient to more than supply the locaL demand except during the spring months. Consequently, marketing is not the problem here that it is in some sec tions. In fact, it is oecess ry to ship in eggs during November and December, but better practices a rnong poultry raisers of the county nre assisting in remedying this situ j Ht ' on 2iHs as we ^ 88 Tor farm wo men have done much to interest farm families in better poultry and Four H poultry clubs for boys and improved methods of caring fo: »Mr fowls, in this county during the past four or five years. There are now very few farmers entirely without poultry, and a number of farms have found the hen one of their most profitable side fines. <ri Judge Pray Roasts Federal Dry Dicks Great Falls, March 14.—Federal prohibition enforcement officers were repremanded in United States district court here today by Judge Charles N Pray for their failure to giude the court io imposing sentence on defendeats who ptead guilty to violation of the national prohibition Judge Pray said. The district attorney's office came • „ , . .. . * . under fire when the jud^e declared that if the officers' report were faul ty it was the duty of this office to act. "It is not fair to the court to com pel it to rely merely on the state ments of the defendents and his counsel in reaching its conclusion.' have the officers on hand to give testimony in the case. ! | C oal. For a moment Mrs. Greer ! Mrs T. W Greer had a close call from serious injury caused by an . . . , , . day evening shortly after supper, time. As she was getting ready to I . . fi .| j ., ! go up town she filled the stove with j lignite cohI, and all of a sudden I there was an explosion, most likely ' . ... . . . from ssme blasting powder in the explosion in tbe kitchen range Mon I up to the ceiling. Her hands were j j quite severely burned and but for her heavy woolen coat would un- ( doubtedly have received : ous injury. Dr. Steel was immedi was wrapped in flames that shot more sen ately called to alleviate the pain. ] Enter—Exit T~ n K c; W ' ; '' v % \ c * m ■ JL m i - ■H Va w/m Irgj/ m m m Land in Montana Restored to Entry Washington, March 14.—Public land classifications made bv the geological survey in February under which more than 20,000 acres in Idaho and Utah were designated as non-irrigable in accordance with the enlarged homestead acts were pub fished Monday by the interior de part ment. About 150,000 acres in Colorado South Dakota and Wyoming were classified under the slock raising homestead law and designated for entry in tracts of 640 acres or less. Disclosure of the survey of water-j mg places in public water reserve mine lands in Colorado, Nevada and Oregon caused the department to order an increase of these reserves of approximately 400 acres i» the three states. More than 1.000 acres in Montana Utah and Wyoming previously included in public watet reserves, were restored to entry. Approximately 500.000 acres in Utah, previously included in oil withdrawals, were eliminated from the classification while 1,000 acres in Oklahoma and Wyoming were defined as within the known geo logic structure of producing oil and gas fieids under the act of February. At the same time, the depart mient said 20,000 acres io California, Montana, Oregon and Washington had been classified as valuable for power. The land area embraced in power site withdrawals, in Arizona, Washington and Wyoming were de creased by 8,000 acres as the resu't of new surveys. Plentywood High The grades are working hard oa their operetta this week so as to have it ready this next week. The office force of the county superintendent and the teachers oi the high school were entertained by Mrs. Al. Hansen this last week. On March 16th, Miss Larsen is entertaining the teachers of the high school in the form of a bridge party. The Junior-Senior banquet is to be on April 9th at t he Eastern Star Hall and they are to be served bv the ladies of that organization. The English IV class are having a ^Child*l-abo^ The question given before the Parent-Teachers As sociation. The boys are beginning their train ing for this spring's track meet which is to be held at Culbertson. The report cards were sent out this It is to be week. The Physics and General Science labratory received a new static elec tricky machine this week, Those on the honor roll this week are Martin Storaasli, Janet Unquiet, Margaret Earner, Edith Briggs and Luella Morin. rhe Senior play and the operetta are nearly ready. They will be very fine productions. The eighth grade honor roll were Dorothy Becker and Frederick Grawe. She seventh grade honor roll were Gwendolyn Christiansen and Char !Bennett, Donaldson, Firat Cable English Th« first ocean cable was mansiwv tor«d in England. Crook Studies Maine Potaioes Chinook, March 14.—J. C. Crook 0 f Coburg, widely known as a breed, i e r of big Percheron horses, has just | returned from Maine, where he has j been looking into the market for j placing the fam , IJS s(rain of the ; "Sharpes Triumph potato,' which is making a reputation for itself in (he sonihern states. - I Mr, Cronk is now one of the big : p^uto farmers in northern Montana, ( anf j expects to be as successful | ot raisillg his Percheron horses, ! , On his trip east, Mr. Cronk took ^ ()( hls blooded Percher0DS I wJth him and sold 13 , 0 a man known ns "potato king'' of Maine, who grew a $300,000 crop of spuds , tbefe last pear. While in the state, j vi^Crouk made a studv ,* market j Qg metbod?i ar)d ,| )f growing and ; handling machine: y used there and ^ conc i U( j rd that there was much to , , e irn io lhe potHto g ame frora the M ine growers. * Mr. Cronk befievts that there is a possible market back there for Montana seed potatoes if the business is develo;>cd «long lh< right lines. Mr. Cronk is now getting ready I to build a big potato warehouse a 1 the railrt)ad Coburg aIong th , I lines of storage houses he examinee j, ^ in?> an J h: also plans to put j n more efficient handling and cnlti ' vating maebiners to cut down tin costs of growing and handling the I otato crop in this section. Miss Nora Thompson Mr. Harry Holmquist Married March 1511 The marriage of Miss Non Thompson and Harry Holmquist oi Antelope took place Tue day, Marcl 15th, at Scobey. Mrs. Holmquist is well and fi vorably known in Plentywood hav ing held positions of trust for the past eight years. She resigned her position as stenographer and clerk with M, P, Ostby, County Agent. Mr. Holmquist is a prosperous farm er near Antelope where he has lived for several years Happiness and prosperity are the wishes ot their many friends Canada to Encourage Automobile Tourists Sweetgrass. March 12—Changes in Canada's free entry regulations on automobiles, decided to encour age Ame ican tourists and extend Canada's trade, have just been ap proved by (he Canadian department of custf ms and excise, according to information reaching here iron, O j B. North, assistant trade com mi - , . . . lhe full text of the department s ( sinner at Ottawa. statement follows; Under existing regulations motor j tourists may enter Canada for a pe- j I YOUNG CITIZENS TO TRAIN FOR SER VICE AT MISSOULA Missoula, March 12—Three thou sand husky young Americans be tween the ages of 17 and 24 years, once more go under canvas will this summer iu th3 states west of the divide, for one month's traiuiug under thet tutelage of Uncle Sam The first call has been sounded, and preparations are under wav for Montana's second annual citizens' military training camp. Fort Missoula will be host to 220 young Montana men from June 18 *u July 17, while the remainder of i he 3,000 will be accomodated at various camps in Utah Washington and California. Major James M Lockett, commandaot at Fort Mis soula, has already established head quarters for the summer camp at the local garrison, where applicants ill be received and promptly acted upon. W Pursuant to an act of congress, the government conducts the C. M 1. camps for one month each sum mer, without expense to those who ittend. Railroad fare including the return trip, meals, uniforms, sleep ing quarters and medical attention are furnished bv Uncle San. An interesting alhelettc program, sports, field meets, enmpetive drills, and the like, are included in the month's program. Camp headquarters contemplates an intensive recruiting campaign within the next lew weeks, for the purpose of interesting possible didates in the camp. Meiical througnout the state have agreed conduct the preliminary examina tion of candidates without charge. Iu this manner, eligible young men are assured of a month's vacation without cost, while the benefits derived are inestimable. can men if Mrs. J. W. Becker Summond Beyond the Great Divide After a valient struggle with double pneumonia at the Memorial hospital, Mrs J. W, Becker died late Monday afternoo. On the 11th of March she was taken to the hos pital to undergo a minor operation on the nose, and while convalescing she contracted a cold that settled on both lungs. Her life was hang ing in the balance for several days, but all that medical skill and tender care could do proved inadéquate, and she passed away surrounded by husband, two children, two orothers, and mother who bes made her home with the Beckers f or several years. Funeral rites were observed Wednesday morning at the Congre gational church in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends. A minister from Great Fall of (he Seventh Day Adventist faith offi ciated at the church and also at the Lutheran cemetery where the last sad rites were performed. Mrs. Becker, who was Verne Timbrel before her marriage, was born in Prescott, Iowa, and married to Mr, Becker in 1915 They lived f°r about a year in Detroit, Michi gan. coming to Plentywood in 1917 where they have resided since, NOTICE My wife. Kaspara Shea, having left my home. Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for any bills which she may contract after this date. Dated March 18, 1927, Olaf Shea. 1 , 2t j t oa the benaBtsof theae extension.,,L however, the tourist must be a; member of 3nm. m,omobile a«o r i ( ation in the United States which is affiliated with a Canadian club in rind of 30 days The new regula tions will provide for two 30-day extensions in certain case. To ob j order that he may establish the fact j that be is a bona fide tourist. Local Industries Generates Enthusiasm I n spite of the most adverse weath of the er conditions large crowds citizens ot Sheridan county who ; sincerely interested ur< in the develop ment of Sheridan County thru the promotion of Home Industries, local natural resources, home trade, and home institutions, attended the meet and re ing, heard the discussions, viewed the fine exhibits displayed by the Home Industries of Sheridan county. Great enthusiasm was gen erated that is bound to result in better patronage of Home Industries already established in the county and the establishments of more of these enterprises in the not distant future. The Exhibitors. Those Home Industries having ex hibits at the meet were: The Plenty wood Flour Mill, the Plentywood Bak ery, The Wildwood Beverages, The West Creamery, The H. Nelson and The Hanisch Tailor Shops, The Pe pies Publishing Company, the Plen tywoed Machine Shop, The Plenty wood Coal Co., the Storaasli Coal Mines, and Sheridan County Farm Products by County Agent Ostby and Dan McKay's Redstone brick. The exhibits by the above Home Indus tries occupied one side of the Farm er-Labor Temple for nearly the en tire length of the hall. Meeting Passes Appropriate Resolu tions. At the afternoon session, Chair man Krogman appointed a committee composed of A. F. Ziebarth, Jack White, 0. A. Moe and S. J. Palubicki, as a special committee on resolutions, to report proper resolutions to the meeting, which were reported by the Committee and read by O. A. Moe spokesman for the committee which are as follows: () a.s Resolutions We the Special Committee of the Hume Industries meeting, duly ap pointed and qualified and acting in behalf of the convention, hereby present, recommend and urge that the following resolutions be adopt ed by this convention: First: Whereas Sheridan County, Montana, possesses excellent facili ties in the farming, dairying, milling, baking, machine repairing, black smithing, bottling, tailoring, print ing and other activities, and Second; Whereas, we of the Com mittee know that ^ali sections o 1 the people residing in said County have access to all of the afore mentioned facilities and are able to secure ample services and commodations for its endeavors, and following industries: mining, flour merchandising, banking. ac Third: Whereas, It is to the best interest of all of Sheridan County and its people to avail themselves of these facilities, qualities, price« and services being equal NOW THEREFORE BE IT RE SOLVED that the general public be urged to support the said home industries and increase its popul tion and wealth by patronage of its stores, factories, shops, mills and mines, which patronage of its stores, factories, shops, mills and mines will revert to the well being of ,the poopie of said County, and which is bound to help build bet ter homes, shops, stores, mills, mines and factories and roads, and which will in turn increase the value of farm lands and city real estate. • This Committee further recom mends that the public be urged to assist in the development of petro leum which the government geolo gist advises exists within Sheridan County, Montana. And it is further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent t*> all newspapers in the county. A. F. ZIEBARTH JACK WHITE O. A, MOE J. P. PALUBICKI, Special Committee on Resolutions, a Greer Back From Cities Attorney T. W. Greer returned yesterday from a week's trip to the Twin Cities where he attended to some legal and other matters. Greer says that business aclivities of the middle west are not ns brisk as people out here would naturally suppose them to be, and that condi tions are reflected farther east, with the possible exception of manufac turing districts, Also states that he had a conversation with a repre sentative of the Northwestern Na tional Life Insurance Co., who i i commenting on business conditions in general, said that bis company had made and was interested in n large number of farm loans through Out the country, and that the farni Mr. rs 0( norlhweslern N „ rll , Dakl) ,„ the , r ra ,,„ ga4es „„ a „ ^ e r than any other agriculture dis' tri and northeastern Montana pj.ld up trict. Also that in this territory less number of policies are allowed to lapse.