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Ol 4 * ta PIONEER PAPER OF BIG RUDDY VALLEY * OFFICIAL PAPER OF PLENTYWOOD VOL 19, NO. 33 PLENTYWOOD SHERIDAN COUNTY. MONTANA. FRIDAY. MAY 13. 1927 $2.00 PER YEAR Home Town Youths Hailod Wm. White Emporia, Kan., May 8.— William Allen White, vetran Kansas editor and defend er of kissing as a healthful exercise, awoke today to find nimself more of a hero than ever before. Because the editor has taken up the cudgel in defense of osculation, he is be ing acclaimed the friend of youth in his own home town. Here two co-education al colleges are Iccated, one a church school and the other a state teacher's training institution, and the students have rallied to their new champion. Resolutions indorsing the stand of Mr. White against statements of scientists that every kiss shortens the kissers' lives three minutes are planned at a meeting of students of both colleges early this week, in (be meantime, Mr. White is being proclaimed victor in a two-state * verbal combat with Dr. Clarence J. El more. AB, AM. Ph. D., member of the William Jewell college faculty, of Liberty. Mo. But both the contestants took a parting shot at their oppenents. The Kansas editor first said that seien, lists didn't know what they were talking about when they promulgated the three minute loss of life idea. He said that his kisses in 34 years of married life, accord ing to scientists' computations, would have caused him to pass out five years before the revolutionary war. The Missouri professor replidd that Mr, White would have had to kiaa at the rate of 5 every 4 minutes for 16 hours a day during 60 years to qualify for such a sit uation. The editor replied that Dr. Elinor bad forgotten to look at the tables in the back of the new fangled aaithmetlc book* which now show that time passes 2169.7 times af fast when oae is kissing. A weakening of the professor'* stand was indicated today in messages ft ora Liberty, qaating him as denying he had supported wholeheartedly the scientists' theory. •'As a matter of fact, few diseases are communicated in kissing," be said. "The trouble la that psychologists have dis cussed the physical side of the question and physicians the psychological aide and as a result ao one knows what tn bo-, 4teva. Far be it from me to tall the youth'" of America not to kiss." Then Mr. White took hia last fling. Lookigg at a newspaper picture of Dr. Elmor, be said: "I have just seen Dr. Elmore's picture and have taken a good look at the whisk ers. I now am firmly convinced he knows little about the detection of a kiss, don't see how a man with a pointed beard ever can realize the joy of return ing to his own doorstep nfter eight boms ' of hard labor, aa his wife awaits him with a smiling face, a clean apron and hot biscuits on the table. Then is when a kiss is really a kiss." 1 Break-up Dope Ring Seattle, May 8.—In two raids, one of them a palatial university district residence, federal agents 'today arrested three women and one man and seized narcotics valued at $7,000. The raids, the officers declared, broke up a ring believed to have been supplying narcotics to dealers in five states—Idaho, Montana, Ore gon, Washington and Utah. The prisoners, who were held without bail, are; Mrs. Cherry Adams, comely young widow, who is described by the fed eral agents as the "brains" of the ring. C. M. Twobey, 28, said to be an out-of town agent, working under the direction of Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Twohev, 28, who was arrest ed on suspicion near the Canadian , border several weeks ago and was later released. Mrs. Bernice Richards, 26, who was taken into custody at a down town hotel with the Twoheys. Mrs Adams' pretentious home, which was guarded by four bulldogs, the federal agents said, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Turkey Marketing Meeting There will be a meeting of the Di rectors of the Turkey Marketing Ass'n at the county agents office at Plentywood, Saturday afternoon May 28th. The purpose of the meeting will he to discuss plans for the annual picnic, and any other business that may be brought up. Simplified Spelling is Passed By University You may write it "Thru" now and the dictionary will give your| spelling an 0 K with "alternative spelling," mean ing you can lake your choice of which of two ways to spell them, have been added to the English dictionaries, according to an an nouncement at the annual meeting of the board at Columbia Universi ; Qa|»||r(i« (if PtlKoH RIRIW III UlUdOU - Twelve words ty this week. The words are: "Tho. aitho, thru thruout, thoro, thorofure, program^ catalog, decalog, pedagog and pro log." Adoption by the authorities of the simplified spelling of these words as correct marks the success ful culmination of a fight (hat has been waged for yeais by the "Sim plified Spelling Board of America." This board has 29,988 more words it wants spelled in a simplified wav and approved by the dictionary makers. When finally it gets its program across spelling will not be such a difficult (ask for words will be spelled somewhat like they sound. In the formation of "English as she is spoken and as she is written" we have gathered a lot of monstro sites in the wav of spelling which the board seeks to improve. More power to it. Crosky Bank Burned Crosby, N. D., May 9.—Ouly ashes remain of the hundreds of records of the closed Citizens' National bank of Crosby, the affairs of which have been completely liquidated and thy MpdlrMawtrt lé KÉiff piiild. ' Two truck loads of records from the institution, which was closed four years ago. were hauled to the dump grounds near here, saturated with kerosene and were burned, un der the direction of J S. Ödland of Mohall, receiver of the bank. The Crisis in Japan Japan is in the throes of a com mercial crisis which has led to a bank moratorium, ibis condition is attributed to several causes. The war occasioned an artificial expan sion of industry and commerce and produced a prosperity level which, under Japanese institutions, could not be maintained after the restor ation of peace. In every country, economic de pression k pretty apt to have defi nite political relations. Japan has just expanded her electorate from 3,000,oj)0 to 10,000,000 qualified voters, with the first election under the new franchise to be held in 1928. Radicalism is busy among the Japs, and socialism and com munism have gained some hold on the minds of the laboring classes, and unless Japan is able to recon struct her economic affair the prev alent distress may enable the Reds to make further headway. Opposed to these distunling elements, of course, stand the Japanese people's hereditary conservatism and deep respect for the institutions of au thority. But, unless carefully con trolled. the negative forces may take advantage of an economic crisis to produce serious political consequences—Fort Wayne News Sentinel. , Miss Enger; was in the marcelling business at : Outlook this past year and her Ou look patrons are now having the Ir flias Enger, Narceller Miss Myrtle Enger has charge of the Venus Beauty Shop. When Mrs. Chas. Luebr, formerly Miss Poling, resigned Miss Enger as sumed her work and is meeting with great success. work done at the Venus. ] [ There Is a Reason »WAO I fctrpiEfüf mxsnvt « 5 ? WKÿ, 7m m l^pioiice«; ARRIVfc. WmM «Pa (rjl Agfa? RTEPJS mre TRESPASSERS! WIU- RE WOSeCUTEPj neme fain Our! mm QQ RESULT T Plentywood Senior Class Play Te Be Reproduced The home folks and friends of neighboring towns have requested the Seniors to reproduce their Class Play, "Come Out Of The Kitchen." They could not attend the first on account of storm and bad roads. Come Thursday, May 19th. CAST OP CHARACTERS alias Jane Ellen Olivia Daingerfield Elizabeth Daingerfield abas Aramintu Louise Knight Elenor Stambaugh Marguerite Lee Orlinda Lecy t Cjadys Dodge Royal Greer Floyd Willard Olaf Granvold Lynn York Paul Olson Agent of the Dningerfields Gordon Petersen The present The Daingerfield mansion in Virginia Tucker's sister Her daughter Olivia's Black Mammy From the North Statistical Poet Crane's Attorney and Guest ahns Smithfield alias Brindlebury Mrs. Falkener Cora Falkener Amanda Burton Crane 'Thomas Lefferts Sdjon Tucker PmI OaingerfieM Charles Daingerfield Randolph Weeks Time Place SYNOPSIS OF SCENES Act I. Drawing room of the Daingerfield mansion. Note: (During the act the curtain will be lowered for ten seconds to show the passing of four hours time.) Act II. The kitchen—afternoon—two days later. Act III The dining rosm—just before dinner the same day. (Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French of N< w York) i The Senior class play "Come Out of the Kitchen'' presented at the Orpheum, Saturday night brought out a big house. The play was a complete success in every respect Every member of the cast is de serving of much praise for the able manner in which they characterized their respective parts. The play was directed by Mrs. A. O. Opgrande. Kitzenbergs May Fashions Revue Brilliant Display There was a large and well pleased audience eager to see the elaborate and beautiful May fashion revue staged by the Kuzenberg Millinery and Ready-to Wear at the Orpheum last Friday evening. Master Lyle Medders was dressed in a unique suit and cleverly per formed the duty of page. Over sixty garments were shown by models including children, juve niles and women. Those taking part were home people which gave added interest to the occasion. The models promenaded in a rose garden setting, with a stone wail back ground set with large jardiniers of climbing roses. The Revue displayed housefrocks, coats, dinner gowns, sport suits, evening gowns and afternoon cos turaes with hats to suit every occa |si>p. Ân added attraction was vocal selections by Mrs. C. C. Johnson and Mrs M. P. Ostby Miss Help pleased the audience with piano selections during the revue Word "ns received hv the Herald today that the Plentywood High School Senior Class would present •'Come Out Of The Kitchen" again at the Orpheum by special request on Thursday May 19. The play will he put on with the same cast as before and will if any thing be better than the production on Saturday May 7. With favorable weather conditions a packed bouse is expected. Mrs. Theodore Gunderson Bind at Local Hospital Johann»; Otilia Gunderson was born in Minneapolis. Minn.. March 2lst 1890. On December 2lsc 1980 she was united in marriage to Theo. Gunderson which union was blessed with one child, a son, Theo dore Oliver, now 17 years old. About seven months ago her health be gan to fail. Upon consultation with the best medical authorities and after sub milting to an operation it was discovered that she was aflicted with cancer and be yond hope of recovery. She passed away at the Sheridan Co Memorial Hospital Monday morning. Mav 9th at the age of 37 years, 1 month and 22 days. Besides her husband, Theodore Gunder son. and son, Theodore Oliver, the de ceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Clausen and a brother. Charley Clausen of Duhomel, Alberta Canada, also four sisters, Mrs. W. B, Hardison of Ottowa, Ill., Mrs. Sam Pier son of Laid Minster, Canada, Mrs. Gun ner of Wistaskawan. Alberta. Canada, and Miss bertha Claus, n who is at home with lier parents. Fqneral services were held from the Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. with interment at Lutheran ceme tery. . Beaver Pelts Obtained This Year in Montana Years ago Rudyard Kipling visit ed Yellowstone National Park and after several days of waiting finally discovered a wild beaver at work, slashing timber with its teeth to const rue a dam So impressed was the noted poet that he wrjte a long, picturesque description of the animal in its natural surroundings. What if the poet could now visit the office of the slate fish and game department and see piles upon plies of beaver pelts being tagged and re turned to the trappers, who spend the entire winter enticing the ani mais into traps. To date, 6489 beaver pelts have passed through the office at the state capitol and according to Jack Carney, deputy state game warden, the hides will sell at an average of $18 apiece, making a total of $116 802. The pelts have been shipped from ail sections of the state, which shows that Montana is a natural home for the valuable wild animal, Ferd. Schleps' Death Machine Being Belli Wolf Point, May 8.—Construc tion work has been completed on the gallows upon which Ferdinand Schlaps will be executed on May 20. All that remains to be done is to set it up in the jail yard. Young Schlaps, although realizing that nothing but the intervention of the governor can save him from paying with his life for the murder of Ludmilla Geisler a year ago, seems reconciled to his fate. Asked a short time ago by a fellow prisoner if he realized that bis time was short, be replied that he knew that he bad to go. Ivsrson Mlsnpnsented We take exception to the unwar ranted attack of tht Producers News upon County Commissioner Ed Iverson, simply because he can not agree with the policy of that newspaper. Ed Iverson is a good American citizen that has none but friends in his own community, and there is no home in Sheridan Coun ry, where the people are unbiased, hut that Ed Iverson would be wel come to sit down to dinner any day in the year. Ed Iverson is a good and generous neighbor, and anyone bat calls at his home, whether be fie a well known neighbor, or a stranger, or friend or foe, but that he is invited to have a bite to eat before he leaves, and it is not fair to him or to bis numerous friends in Sheridan County to refer to him in the unwarranted manner that was used in this week's issue of the Producers News. It is but a few years since Iver son was a much sought man by the editor of the Producers News, and the fact that he was elected Com missioner of Sheridan County, by the vote of the backers and believ ers in the policy of the Producers News, and elevated to one of the highest political offices in the Coun ty, is an indication that he must have some qualities back of him, and we do not believe that be has been such a back slider as be is now made out to be. He still re tains the warm friendship of all bis neighbors the same as in the days before he incurred the wrath of the present powers-that-be, and simply because be has changed bis mind about County management, and cannot agree with the Producers News, is no crime and is rather a step in the right direction Even Even the Producers News can change their mind, as is clearly indicated by the way they lauded Mr. Iverson a few years ago and now attack him. He is a good father and husband Hankow Terrorized By Communist Buie Shanghi, May 8— Startling de tails of difficulties encountered by Chinese citizens of Hankow under the communist regime have been brought to Sha ighi by a Hankow Chinese official who succeeded h escaping. These details tend to confirm the opinion held by well informed Chinese in Shanghi that ihe Hankow goyr minent must fail soon because of its weakness and because of popular disapproval. Chinese business men in Hankow regard the southern militarists as worse than iHeir northern prede cessors. Business is all gone with nobody richer except leaders who won power by promising sudden wealth to the coolies. Even the coolies are ready against the government because of disappointment Holds Situation Intolerable The Chinese official which the writer quotes peports that the Han kow situation ir altogether intoler able. He got out and reached Sbanghi by traveling as a stowaway on a river boat. Many other offi cials, less fortunate, are working under constant surveillance and not allowed to leave town. Ir is reported that even Sun Fo, sou of the Sun Yat-Sen (father of the nationalist movement) and Wang Tsin-Wei, most powerful of the kuo miutang (nationalist party) leaders, are not communists, but are Kept in Hankow by force. These, as well as others, would flee to Nanking Shahghi if they had a chance, just as many other have already done. Something approaching the Rus siao reign of terror under the cheka (communist secret police which was active during the Russian oiution) exists at Hanko spies everywhere. If a citizen in casual conversation confesses that he detests the communist rule, he is likely to find himself arrested, probably later to be executed for his lack of wisdom There ecutioos every day. now to turn are or rev w, with a are ex Long Brownout Real Estate Litlgatioo Finally Settled The Mike McKenna and Dave Thompson homesteads 2 miles north of Raymond, was recently pur chased from the Receiver of the Sheridan County State Bank by Roy Collins, who is now in posession and putting the land into crop. It is known as "Kelly's Corners," This land has involved thousands of dollars of litigation between the holders of the first mortgages and the equity owners who have resort ed to every legal me ins in order to retain possession, and this battle for possession has raged back and forth from District Court to Su preme Court and back again, until finally the Sheridan County State Bank acquired title which appears to be clear. Neither side in this lit igation has profited by this battle, as it has taken the crop returns of the equity owners to pay Court costs aul attorney's fees, and there is little doubt but that it has cost the bank equally as much money to get the title. Some estimates have made the costs on both sides as high as ten thousand dollars each, but as above stated, the final result was that a disinterested out sider has now stepped in and pur chased the land for considerably less than the cost of the litigation so far expended. Is an ardent churchman, and oh» ys the laws of his Country and that of his Creator, and therefore we feel justified in taking issue on this matter and protest against this attack.