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THE RONAN PIONEER
The Oldest Newspaper on the Flathead Indian Reservation
Entered as eecond-class matter May 12, 1910. at the post
office at Ronan. Montana. under the Act of March 3, 1871.
VOL. VIII. NO. 30. RONAN, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, NOVEMBER 23, 1917. $2.00 Per Yeaw
EXPLAINS WAR
INSURANCE BILL
The following address by Secretar:
ra Treasury W. G. McAdoo, givesji
.ear understanding of the new bil
recently passed by congress for thi
compensation of the wives and fam
itles of soldiers:
To the officers and enlisted mer
and women of the army and navy of
the United States and their relatives.
The Secretary of the Treasury
through the Bureau of War Risk In
,iurance, has been charged* with the
administration of the War Risk In
-snrance law enacted by the congress
;, a measure of justice to the men
aed women who have been called
iapon to give their lives, if need he,
in the service of their country.
I wish to acquaint you with the
h4.nevits and privileges which. your
government has placed at your dispos
'.. It is essential that you and your
'anilies at home know of your and
-.their rights under this law in order
- fiat full advantage may he taken of
To care for the wife and children
:f the enlisted man during his arvice,
he War Insurance law compels himn
a contribute one-half 1of his pay for
sir support. The government, on
je lication, will generously add to
Jis an allowance of from $5 to $50
;-? month, according to the size of
* 'a familyn . Moreover, if the enlisted
* in will make some further provis
* Iihimelf for a dependent brother,
-'ter, parent or grandehild. they may
included in the government al
if, as a result of injuries incurred
disease contrmacted in the line of
ity, an officer or enlisted mani or
1 army or navy unrse shouil le dia
led, provision is made for compen
:ion of from $30 to $100 a month
:1 him, and should he die, compenspi
::iun of from $20 to $75 a. month will
paid to his wife, his child, or his
lowed mother.
in order, however, to fully protect
h person and family, congress has
.:de it posible for every soldier, sail
* and norsa to obtain life and total
-hility inlurnace. This insurance
-tplies to injuries received while he
she is in the service or after ho
she shall have left it.
hxposures to the extra dangers of
T makes the cost of life insurance
n Private life insurance companies
m hibitive. It was therefore, a
! ;in duty and obligation for the gov
r:iment to assume the risk of insur
hundreds of thousands of our sol
e'rs and sailors who are making the
-."trerme sacrifice. Under this law,
'try soldier and sailor and nurse,
c.-nrmissioned and enlisted, and of
y age, has the right between now
er'd February 12, 1918, to take out
Life and total disability insurance up
tr $10,000 at veld low cost, with the
g'sernmnent wit ut medical examin
ation. This right Is purely optional.
The soldiers and- sailors are not com
ietled to take fnsurance, but If they
6eire to exercise the right, they
r tjst do so before February 12, 1918.
T½e cost range from 65 cents monthly
. the age of 21, to $1.20 monthly, at
the age of 51, fpr each $1,000 insu
ance. This is a small charge on
r.;n's pay--small in proportion to the
h.'etfits it may bring. The premimns
11 he deducted from his pay, if he
I sires. thus tlinilnating Iroamn
11= part.
Pb provide adequate protection un
t February 12, 1918, during the per
i* when the soldiers and sailors are
I nring the details of this law, the
; vernment automatically insures
cth man anid woman, commissioned
aenlisted in the military service of
the United States. It pays the man
S25 a month during total permanent
dUsability; if lie dies within 20 years
it pays the rest of 240 monthly in
stallments. of $25 each to his wife,
ci'ild or widowed mother.
I desire to call the provisions of
this just and generous law to our of
ceers and enlisted men and women
st that they may not he deprived otf
their rights through lack of knowl
hue. Full information may be ob
tamined from the Bureau -of War Risk I
Ii urance of the Treasury Depart
mn- at, Washington. D. C. I earnestly
rtce that the officers of the army
aid navy give to the men tinder their 1
command all possible aid in helping
them to understand fully the benefits
that this insurance may bring to
their families and the small cost at t
which it may be obtained.
This is the greatest measure of
protection ever offered to its fighting
forces by any nation in the history
of the world. It is not charity; it is
simply justice to the enlisted men
Land women and to their oved ones at
home, and each and every one of
ry them shoud promptly take the bene
a fits of this great law.
11 W. G. McADOO,
le Secretary of the Treasury,
a- RONAN WOMEN'S CLUB
n The regular meeting of the Ronan
Af Women's club was held on Tuesday
s: evening, November 20th, at the home
y, of Mrs. Joe Carr. Sixteen members
i- were present and responded to roll
ie call with a quotation from Whittier.
i- Mrs. Wood of Poison, Miss Ethel
is Heaton of Spokane, and Miss Wanda
n McIntyre of Ronan, were visitors.
d The subject for the evening was
e, "Waste of Earth in Minerals". Mrs.
Resner in her pleasing manner, read
e a very interesting paper on "Fuels in
r Use Today." Mrs. Frank Wilson
;- read an especially instructive paper
r on "Government Regulation of Cost
d of Fuels." Duties well given add to
r the interest and enthusiasm. Miss
,f Heaton in her charming manner, sang
a number of beautiful songs. The
ii hostess served delicious refreshments
and all enjoyed the social hour.--Mrs.
a Wallace Pearson, Press Reporter.
T I am the tub of the universe.
The predicament of the moment.
The jewel in the Contractor's crown.
The crimp in the pay envelope.
I am the friend of the wasteful cook.
1 The nigger in the woodpile.
The little thing to look for.
The big thing to find.
II am greater than a hundred lon
it/eiw.
And ten army corps.
And Josephus Daniels.
I am the difference between winning
and losing.
I am the reason why.
I am the garbage pail.
ALIEN ENEMIES
MUST REGISTER
All alien enemies are required to
register and obtain permits for travel,
under a proclamation issued Novem
her 1i, by President Wilson. Enemies
also are prohibite] approaching with
in 1010 yards of waterfront docks,
1 railroad terminais or storage ware
houses and are forbidden to enter or
reside in the Dii;trict of Col umbia.
The proclamation issued as a sup- H
plement to the utiie declaring a state '
of war with Germany, provides fur
ther that an alien enemy shall not,
except on public ferries, le found on I
"any ocean, hay, river or other ;rat
ers" within the United States. They
are forbidden to fly in airplanes, bal
pons or airships, and to enter the
Panama canal zone. 1
Only Germans will be affected by t
the proclamation as it specifies
"enemies" and not "allies of the en
emies."
ARRESTED FOR THEFT
OF NEIGHBOR'S WHEAT
Jack Moran was arrested last Fri
day morning upon complaint of Arm
trong Bros., for stealing wheat from
their granary a few miles northwest
of Ronan. They noticed some of their
wheat was missing and thereupon
concealed themselves in the granary
to ascertain if possible the offender.
They were rewarded by the appear
ance of Jack Moran, evidently after
the second load. He was taken to
Missoula by City Marshal John Nad
rau and Caska Allen for preliminary
hearing. Being unable to furnish the
required bond, Moran is now in the
county jail, awaiting trial. Several
cases of stolen wheat have been re
ported this fall but in previous cases
the matter was dropped upon the re
turn of the wheat or the cash. The
proper punishment is the full extent
of the law when the thieves are ap
prehended.
TROOPS MOVED EAST
Many Misoula county boys have
beea included in the shipment of
troops east during the past week or
two, and from Ronan, Jim Wright,
haute Johnson, Max Barnaby and
John Ltvewilyn are known to have
betn transferred and are now in New
York. It is presumed that the troops
from the west are being stat east to
till the camps mail vacant by the na
tional guards which have already
gone across, and it is furthir presu m
od that these mren iv Ill alsoa be shipp
ed across the water In the near fu
ture.
AVID LICENSES
'1 DUE JANUARY 181
D- Plates have been ordered, blank;
printed, and all arrangements coia
pleted by Secretary C. T. Stewart for
the prompt issuance of motor v~ehicle
licenses and plates for 1918.
There have been ordered 40,00(
plates for 1918. The letters are white
n on a blue background and the plate ih
Y one of the most attractive used sine(
e Montana required automobile regis
s tration.
II Secretary Stewart has already sent
r. to all automobile and truck owners
I of whom he has record, blank appili
a cations to be filled out and returned
with the requisite fee. Next month
s he will begin mailing out the plates
and by the end of December expects
d to have licensed and supplied with
n plates every owner who has applied.
11 The new law is much more strin
r gent than the old law, and officers
t have been instructed to take up all
a cars operated after January 1 with
s out 1918 plates. Automobile owners
who have not received blanks, should
apply for them immediately.
No attention wild be paid to appli
cations unless aecompanied by remit
tances, and applicants are advis1il
not to send cash hut either bank
denfts or money orders. Furthermore
applicants must. give ill the informa
tion asked for in the blanks or they
v will not receive plates and will le
liable for prosecution. Among other
information sought is the name of
- the cm', the engine number, the mod
(1, number of cylinders. lore of cyl
inders, the S. A. E. rating, the style
of car, the motive power, and the
maker's horse power rating or rat
ing in tons, if a truck.
The blank card gives the amount of
the fee required for automobiles. It
ranges from $5 to $10.
When we get the wrong telephose
number twice running, our rage
against the central powers is ab
solutely unbridled.-Chicago Tribune.
DOUBLE FORCE ON
RONAN STREET WORK
Markhus & Covell, street contract
ors, announce that their force trill
le doubled from now on to rush the
work . The conduits which were de
ltyved in shipment have now arrived
and are being installed. The con
crete curbing is being put in on the
north side of Central Avenue and
three cross walks have been complet
ed. The contract calls for nineteen
cross walks. The first layer of gravel
has been spread and the steam roller
will be on the ground in a day of
two. The weather man has supplied
a special brand of weather particu
larly adapted to this work and if
favorable conditions continue the
contract will be completed in first
class shape in a short time.
FLATHEAD OFFICIALS VISIT
C. H. Brintnall. John Locke anc
" Andrew Sweeney, county commission.
n ers, and County Surveyor Saunders
t of Flathead county. came down from
r Kalispell Wednesday and made a tour
i of the lower Flathead valley includ
eing Ronan. This was the first visit
of these gentlemen to this part of
- the valley and they were loud In
r their praise of the lower Flathead
) valley as a whole and of Ronan in
particular for the progressive spirit
shown in the many improvements
that have been made in the town du
ring the past summer and which are
I still, under way and working toward
completion. They returned to KaI
ispell yesterday.
A new schedule on train No. 42
went into effect last Sunday which
is of interest to all, according to the
announcement from the Northern
Pacific offices. No. 42 now arrives
in Raval Ii at 4:03 p. m. instead of
4:4S, which is 45 minutes earlier and
will make It necessary for travelers
desi 4ng to catch the train to leave
Ronan not later than 2:00 p. n.
FROM MEXICO
A card from C. W. W'ilmi it dated
November I2th at Tia Juain, Old
i Mexico, states that he has ho(fe in
the sunny southwest for two weeks
and expects to remain tiorl for two
months. He also says lie will re
turn to Roiian In the spring, but
wishes to le remembered to his
Ifriends in the meantime.
MUST RE-NAME
TOWN OF TABOR
The new town of Tabor (?) on the l
branch of the N. P. nine miles south
r west of Ronan, must again be re
named, in order to obtain a postoffice.
The law provides that only ten post
offices of the same name shall be al
lowed In the United States, and upon
I investigation Tabor is found to be
the eleventh one by this name and C
therefore an application for a post
office there would not be approved.
Following is a notice from the post
office department in regard to the a
matter:
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 20, 1917.
The Postmaster, b
Ronan, Montana.
You are hereby instructed to noti
fy those Interested that the name
of "Tabor" is not approved by the De
partment for the reason there are
ten office:; so named in the United
States. Patrons should therefore con
for and select a name unlike any now
appearing in the postal guide.
Inspector in Charge.
Certainly the new town is exper- '
iencing unusual difficulty in the nat
ter of a name. When the townsite
was first laid out it was p tplaly
known as "Chariot" in amonry of
Chief Chariot of the Flathead tribe,
but this name was discarded ilon re- t
ceipt of official annoticement fromn
the Northern Pacific that "Tahor'"
had been selected to honor the lato
. F. Tabor, who was engineer of c
Hie FIathead reelamation pioject it
the time of his death. The chalge Ic
wfas iklilird, but the population was
Pinil to it nuid hind just become usedi
to I he nmoo of "Tabor." Comes now
tHie ntice that it milst be christenediii
a third time, and in view of the fact
that a great many people still refer
to the town as "Chariot", a sugges
tion is offered at this time that we
Levert to the original name and avoid
the general confusion w hi chi woon ii
arise from an unfamiliar selection:
RONAN WINS FIRST
(0 BASKET BALL CAME
in the first game of the season, the
high s~hool basket hall teams of the
iionan and Post Creek schools met in
(1 the Iiaun hall lIst Saturday night.
I- Uioth teams have ieen pract icing
Sfaithfully C tid were in fine trim for
iithe go, and witnesses of the game
rl'express a complete satisfaction with
I the exhibition on both sides. Star
r playing on the part of both temas
was a feature of the game and while
we have been unable to secure the
lineup in order to give a comprehen
2 live account of the game, It was
t nevertheless well worth seeing and
the fans are looking forward eagerly
to the next meeting. The finaiscore
stood 14 to 11 In favor of Ronan.
Following the basket ball game, the
hail was cleared and a dance and
supper given. Carr's orchestra fur
t nished the music and the supper was
served by the Senior girls of the Ro
' nan high school. Four hundred sand
wiches were prepared for the lunch
but they failed to go around and the
management was forced to send a
hurry up call for more. A large dele
gation was present from Leon and St.
Ignatius. After the expenses were
paid there was about $20 left over,
which goes to the Athletic Associa
tion fend to he used for the pur
chase of suits and e(qauippnenI for the
team.
SERVE LEAF FOODS
It is of great importance that leaf
foods - spinach, chard, cabbage and
lettuce appear at regular intervals
on the table.
"In ori'ier -to maintain itself in
health," saysl Dr. W. G. Bateman of
the State University, "the body must
obtain regularly a considerable num- e
her of inorganic substances. Some of I
these are essential to the existance f
of all cells while others play more l
specific roles. Milk affords a certain i
amount of all mineral suist;iices andii
iron Is especially abundant in spin- 0
ach. Cereals are in general deficient e
in mineral substances. Leaf and rooti 'i
vegetables as wiell as fruits contain is
large amounts, but in order to get o
aiih the necessary substances, the only it
procedure is to en t a raiied diet." 0
COUNCIL MEETING
The town council of Honan held its
regular meeting Monday night at
which time a nutmber of matters were
brought up and disposition taade of
same.
The bond of C. H. Kelley was ap
e proved andl reease of check author
ized, as was also done with regard to
the bond and check of Mlarkhus &
Covell.
t Bids were opened for the furnish
- log of lumber for sidewalks in the
Smead, Glacierview and Scearce ad
, ditions, in accordance with the re
cent ordinance., It was decided that
t the bids submitted on the entire con
tract were too high and that bids
t would be accepted on the lumber only
and the work done by the day. The
contract for the lumber was awarded
to the Reservation Land and Lum
ber Co.
Only two bids were submitted for
the grading and graveling of "A"
street from Sixth street to Eighth
streets, Markhus & Covell and Hard
main Bros. Hardman Bros., being the'
lowest bidders, were awarded the
contract which calls for completion
of grading and graveling 12 feet wide
by January 24th.
A resolution was passed which per
maits property owners to gravel the
Intervening space between street
graveling and curbing, at their own
expense, under the supervision of
City Engineer Frank Paucett. Also
a resolution to permit owners of gar
ages, blacksmith shops ilini other es
tablishments of that cha'acter, to
construct tani approach to their build
i'lgs, at their own expense, but ac
cording to the plans and specilica
tions on file at the office of the city
clerk. A third resolution wtas passed
reducing the width of si(ltwn lks on
Bridge street. to 9 feet itt itidec to
give ((tore street root. a
The council also approved the bill
for lots for the site of the tower and
tank to he built in Smind addition,
bill for drawing plats, bill for print
ing hond sale in the New York Finat
clal Worid, $75; also bill of tlttS't(o
nan Pioneer for printing, $238.28, and
ordered warrants drawn in payment I
from the Water fund, part of which
is now available.
THE CHEERFUL MOTORIST
I crawl beneath my balky car, with
fifteen kinds of wrenches, and tinker
Swhere its vitals are, 'mil( grease and
it gaus and stenches. Wiren lone I amt a
sight to see, a sight for sore eyed
hlt- dragons; and passing horses shy at
ng mie, run off tiriil bust their wagons.
fur 1 skid into a. muddy ditch, and hail
some passing granger, to bring his
mules along and hitch, and haul the
ti out of danger. I wallow round in
iir siluashy mire, cold rain upon me driz
as zling, removing from the wheel a
le tire, and use some language sizzling.
he Sometimes the lamps won't shed a
ghost of their accustomed splendor,
and then I run Into a post and break
as costly fender. A farmer stops me
rid now and then, and asks me, in his
'ly dander, to pay for running down his
re hen, his sheepdog or his gander.
O'er arid hills I Jaunt along. through
he meadows cool and ferny. and some
id thing always going wrong. wherever
r- may Journey. But when I motor
i1 home again, from my adventures
I- shocking, and mingle with familiar
men, you ought to hear me talking!
h "I had the finest time," I yip, while
a truth grows vague and hazy; "no ac
cident on all the trip-my car is
sure a daisy."--Walt Mason.
t. _. I_. _. _. LODGE HOLDS
AN OPEN MEETING
C, - I
After thIre regular session of the
I. 0. 0. F. lodge Tuesday night, Past
Grand Master .1. F. Parker of Mis
soula addressed the mem bers of the
order and their friends in open meet
ing. A large delegattion of the memi
rt hers of the Polson lodge were also
in atten d'c.
l 'rractierIly all hotels and restauir- c
t ants throughout the country are ob- I
- serving wheatiess and meatless days, a
ii accordance with the request of the t
food administration. Ronan is keep
trig pace with her sister cities in all li
i other patriotic movements and a srg- ti
I gestion at this time that her public It
- citing places fall in line with the Ii
crrsenrvation plan is in order. It is i
not the Intention of the food ridrmin- i
I istration that people shall go hungry a
on these special days, but that spec- ci
i ii dishes he served in substitution 'r
of the forbidden ones. sI
i ENGLISH BREAK
at
of GERMANLINES
or British Army Headquarters in
& France, Nov. 21.-(By the associated.
press).-The Germans are fighting on
5h- their last line of defense at one point
he of the British attack. The number of
nl- prisoners takdn thus far by the
re- Biihi
tat British is given at about 5,000 in A
rn- Reuter dispatch filed today at British
ids headquarters.
ily -
he London. Nov. 21.-The Hindenburg
led line has been broken to a depth of
m- four to five miles, the war, office an
nounces. The British troops stormed
for the first system of the Hindenburg
A" line defenses on the whole front be
th tween St. Quentin and the Scarpe
'd- river, a distance of 32 miles. The
he British infantry and tanks pressed on
he and captured the second system of
on defenses over a. mile beyond. The-at
do tack was begun yesterday by the third
army. Thoe was no artillery prepar
ar- ation and the Germans were taken
he completely by surprise. The second
ct system of defenses is known as the
vii Hindenburg support line. The Brit
of ish captured Benavis, Lameau wood,.
so LaVacquerie, the defenses known as
tr- Welsh ridge and Ribecourt village.
.s- Their operations are continuing.
to
d- Between the Brenta and the Piave
lo rivers on the northern front of the
a- Italian theatre, the Italians are bold
ly ing the enemy and preventing his ad
ail Vance southward to the Venetian
nl plain, the gaining of which would
to threaten their entire line to the Ad
riatic sea. Four attacks against
ill Monte Tomba, the chief position still
od blocking the way to the plain, have
n, been repulsed by the Italians.
t East of Asiago plateau the Italians.b;j
are, keeplpg up their offefls tve aga1nhi
- thin invadei's and lihave taken more
ic than 300 prisoners and a number of
it machinc guns and several hundred
h rifles. Along the Piave river the en
emy has apparently made no further
effort to cross the stream, after the
serious losses he sustained in being
driven back Monday from the Zenson
th bridgehead.
ci.
a The Russian Maximal 1st govern
meat has dclared Russia out of the-.
wt war, according to information from
German and Scandinavian sources.
i A dispatch to Copenhagen from Ber
lisin says that the belief is held in
re German sources that the prospects
a for a peace of conciliation are far
better than previously.
a The United States government has
taken action to stop for the present
the export of further supplies on be
r, half of the Russian government. Car
l goes of supplies destined for Russia
e were seized by the government Wed
nesday.
P. London. Nov. 21.-The British
b forces in Palestine have now advane
ed five miles northwest of Jerusalem,
r the war office announces.
r
for
es TWENTY-FIVE YEAR SHOES
ar
g! Soon one may be buying shoes with
le a 6,000 mile guarantee, if the les
e- sons of the war should tempt some
i astute manufacturer to introduce Es
parto grass shoes In America. These
are made principally in Spain and
Portugal and to some extent 'In the
mountain districts of France border
ing upon Spanish territory. A single
pair often will last twenty-five years,
it is said, and a pair of Esparto shoes
in only ten years old may be said to
sti
have been just "broken in."
This grass is of a peculiar tough
2nss, is practically wear proof, and
makes a very comfortable shoe. The
Spanish peasants fashion their fiber
aO into a shoe that resembles a moo
casin, sometime dyed in lively tints.
The sole is loosely woven, and in the
r- course of years, sand and gravel ad
- here to the sole, making it as hard
5, as leather. But they are said to be
e thoroughly comfortable at all times.
I Recently a foreign concern estab
II lished a plant in Spain and started
to make these shoes for export. But
c it is said that the firm used an Infer
e lor grade of the grass and Its shoes
s did not prove satisfactory. But the
h- High cost of leather and the long
y wearing qualities of the Esparto shoe
combine to offer what appears to be
n an excellent opportunity for a good
stroke of business.

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