The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, October 12, 1923, Image 1

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: y , ài, Wf- IM1\J.%. helena ,. . f •< > _ Vrf VOLUME XI. - —; vst-%s«-?’*. a - - . ■ - , CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTX^M^NTANA, OTÇOBER. 12,1923 .. C- NUMBER 14 First Annual C o n v e n t i o n of District N o . ■ W. ' • ■ ■- - ..........................\ Montana Fediraiton of Womans Clubs leven District No. 7 of the Montana Fed- ration of Women’s Cluhs will meet In Choteau,' October 18th and - 19th. This district is ¿made up of the Wom­ a n ’s Clubs In Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Ponderta and Teton counties. ' ^Each club is .entitled to the follow- rig, delegates., The Club president and; oned ¿legate for. each fifteen members or major portion thereof. A club háving ;less than fifteen mem- hersbers is entitled to club president and one delegate. In addition to these delegates all district officers, by • .virtue of their position, are delegates. ¡At present there are nine federated clubs in the district, four district of­ ficers, eight chairmen of departments and four secretaries. This should as­ sure a good attendance at the first convention. All club members are invited to at­ tend the meetings and may address the convention but are not privileged •¡to* vote. ' The speakers and the subjects dis­ cussed by them are as follows: Mrs. E. M. Sounders, State presi­ dent, “Women and World Issues. - Mrs. I. E. Pace/ 1st vice president, “County Federation.” Mrs. C. D. Wiggenhorn, , 2nd vice president, \Junior Orgnaization.” Miss Elsie Witchen , “Junior Red ¡Cross.” Mrs. Margaret Thomas, R. N., field nurse of state board of health, “Ooin- munity Health.” Mr,s. F. L.„ Buzzell, president of •district No. 7, “Social Service.” Reports will be made -by all county \secretaries and county press agents. The chairman of each ’ department •of the district will outline ’ her plans A most interesting and beneficial meeting is ’promised. The convention will open at 9 a. m., Thursday, the 18th and close at 4 p. m., Friday the 19th. The public is Invited to all these meetings and Thursday afternoon, the program will ibe oarticularly interest- •ng. Rev. Meclenberg. who speaks on that day especially requests that all men who can possibly come, be pres­ ent. The full program follows Wednesday Evening Reception to ¡Visiting Club Women .. - ....... 1 ------ ~M.-- E. Church Parlors Thursday Morning, 9:30 Singing—“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.” - Invocatiori _ „¿Rev. R. B. Culbertson Singing—“America.” “American’s Creed.” Violin Duet.—.---------“By the River” Marion and James Pridham Addresses of Welcome:— Hostess Club ..... ------ .Mrs. J. I. Cain City of Choteau ........ : Mayor Coffey Response..Mrs. W. Shannon, Cut Bank Vocal .Solo..............“Sunrise and You” . Mrs/ R. E. Nelson History of District 1, written by Mrs. Robert Pauline, of Cut Bank. Appointing Committees. 1. —Credentials. 2. —Nominating. 3. —Resolutions. Recess—Meeting of Teton .County Fed- eratiori. Report of Constitutional Commit­ tees ....Mrs. W. E. Norem, Chairman Adoption of Constitution. Report- of Nominating Committee. Election of Officers. Reports of Clubs. Report of Credentials Committee. Thursday Afternoon, 1:30 Singing—“Battle Hymn of the Repub­ lic.” Club Woman’s Collect. — . Minutes of Morning Session . Violin Solo ............. “L’Alba D’Amore” • Miss Marjorie Grover Address-r“Community Health” ..... — .......... . ........ Miss Margaret Thomas field nurse for state board of health Address—“Industrial and Social Con­ ditions ........ Rev. Geo. Mecleniberg, Pastor of M. E. Church, Great Falls Vocal Solo—“Bendemers* Stream” ............... . ..... .¡Mrs. R. B. Culbertson Address— ‘Women and World Issues” ................. Mrs. Margaret Sounders President. Mont. Federation of Wom­ en’s Clubs. ‘Seal Sales” for Anti T. B. Assoc. ..... Mrs. .C. D. Wiggenhorn, Billings Address .............-.......... Mrs. Perham Second vice Pres. National Federation General Federation Headquarters ... ....... Mrs. I. E. Pare/ Whitehall Thursday Evening Banquet ..—— ......... Beaupre Hotel Friday Mornings, 9:30 Invocation ----- Rev. R. B, Culbertson Singing—“The Star-Spangled Banner” American’s Creed. Reading of Minutes and Roll Call. Presentation of District Banner. Trio—Slelected ___ Mrs. W. W. Smith, Miss Harriett Larson and Miss Mary Elizabeth Forrest. Talks by. District Chairmen. 1. —\International Relations’\ _ . ........ Mrs. B. I. Packer, Choteau 2. —\American Citizenship” ........ ___ Mrs. W. R. Lathrope, Dutton 3. —“Conservation of Natural Re- Sources _ Mrs. F . M. Shannon, Glacier Park. 4. —\’Fine Arts’-'.'.: ......... .'. ___ .- .......... ' ----- Mrs, G. C. Smith, Cut Bank 5. —\Applied Education” . ................. _____ Mrs. W- L. DuBois, Conrad 6. —\Legislation” ..... ............ .'. ...... : _ _____Mrs. Jas. Goodrich, Conrad 7. —\Public Health” ..................... - .. — ......... Mrs. A. B. Trix, Sunburst 8. —Community Health” ................ .......... Mrs. R. C. Comport, Brady 9. —“Press and Publicity” .......... .......... Mrs. A. B. Guthrie,- Choteau Plano Solo—“March Winds” .......... ...........................Miss Helen Gorham Reports of County Secretaries:— Glacier County .Mrs. Wiley Shannon Toole County ............ Mr^. H. Beaupre Pondera County ...... .Mrs. T. A. Busey Teton County.: ........ Mrs. J. C. Taylor Liberty County ........:........................... Friday Afternoon, 1:30 Club Women’s Collect. Report of Resolutions Committee. Junior Red Cross..Miss Elsie Witchen “County Federation as a Factor in Club Extension....Mrs. I. E. O. Pace, 1st - vice president Montana Feder­ ated Clubs. Vocal Duets:— ~ 1. —“Morning Mood.” 2. —“Autumn Song.” Mrs. Norem and Mrs. Busey “Junior Organizations” ................. ..................Mrs. C. D. Wiggenhorn, 1924 Bi-Ennial ....Mrs. S. M. Sounders Report of Resolutions Committee. High School Quartette .......... Selected Adjournment. : J. yreeee mites isir u p o r Illegally Seized' Returned To Claimant . ^istrict Judge John J. Greene yes­ terday handed down his decision in the^liquor cases against Andy Streng, G; F. Underwood, Joe Scott and Harry Wilson. In all these cases the de­ fendants petitioned the court for the return of goods seized 1 and for the suppression of same as evidence, on the ground that Sheriff Reiquam was guilty of coersion in1 making the seizures and arrests. The hearings were had on the first three cases on the 13th of September, and the same was;by the corirt taken under advise­ ment.' The Wilson case was contin­ ued until September 27th by stipula­ tion, and on the later date Wilson failing to appear in court in defense of his petition, the court denied it. In his decision Judge Greene holds that under the Montana statutes as amended, .no property right shall at present exist in intoxicating liquors or property used for its manufacture, unless the same were lawfully ae- qriired. That no man can have any propesty right in contraband liquor, and as soon as. it comes into evi­ dence it is forfeited. The court hav­ ing found from the evidence intro­ duced. in each case that the defend­ ant was in the possession of intoxi­ cating liquor and other property by him intended for the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor, in. viola­ tion of the prohibitory liquor act,, that he could therefore have no prop­ erty right therein, and that the same was contraband, and therefore denied the defendants’ petition for the re turn of -the liquor to hem. . In his decision Judge Greene fur­ ther held that a sheriff has no au­ thority to arrest or search his person or premises without a warrant, in any case where the facts and'circum­ stances, Independently of those dis­ covered through the arrest or search, are not sufficient to produce in the mind of the arrosting officer a con­ viction, which amounts to a practical certainty, that he is witnessing, at the ime, the commission of a public offense. In ohter. words, a mere suspicion founded upon heresay evi­ dence only, however trustworthy, in source, without personal observation by the officers of occurances actually taking place at - the time, which in themselves indicate that an offense is being committed in his presence, does not justify an arrest or seizure. Following the opinion of the su­ preme court of the United Stales in Amos vs. U. S.. 225 U. S. 313, and the opinion of the late Chief Justice j Brantley*, in the case of the State vsl Mullen, 63 Montana 62. - The court found in the Streng and Underwood cases that no coersiye methods were used by the sheriff. other than that implied from th e . fact that he was sheriff, and told the defendants that he came to search their places for whisky and would have to go through with it. In the case the court found that Scott waived his constituted rights and voluntarily gave permission to the sheriff to 'seize the liquor found in his possession, and his petition was consequently denied. The decision in the .Streng’and! Underwood cases covered the ground thoroughly ordering such of the ar­ ticles as were found by the court to be contraband to be destroyed by the sheriff wihtin five days, and the re­ turn to the petitioners of such as were not found to be conaraband, the same being ten sacks of com. meal: A persual of the decisions will throw considerable light on the pow­ ers of the sheriff on such matters. Corinty Attorney Stanley R. Foot ap­ peared on behalf of the state and At­ torney George W. Magee on behalf of the defendant petitioners. was a ¡eceivei asi Friday Evenin The radio program presented by the Choteau residents at the Tribune building in Great Falls, was very suc­ cessful and well received by radio fans, last Friday evening. This elort, by our community, is the result of more than three years prep­ aration on the part of the instrument­ alists and from one to’ two years .with the vocalists. ‘ The work which Mr. and Mrs. Prid- ham have done in developing their •wonderful family orchestra clearly illustrates the years of-patient labor required to produce music of this high, standard. Several encore were requested of them. / The orchestra which has been re­ cently organized by Miss Grover, of Great Falls, shows promise .of becom­ ing a great \asset to the community. The Misses Helen Morgan and Hel­ en Gorham are products of years of training and very ably acquitted themselves as accomplished pianists. The vocal numbers, which composed solos; duets, trios, and riiale '-.quar­ tette and ladies’ chorus, is a result of last year’s\ chorus training under the direction of Prof. R. A. Keyes. The solos iby Mrs. R. B. Culbertson were enjoyed and a number of re­ quests were telephoned in for encores Mrs. Culbertson is a pupil of Mr. Keyes, haying erceived her instruc­ tion for a period of three years. The success of the vocal numbers are due to Mr. Keyes, who so generously gave his time without compensation. Mrs. W. Wl Smith had charge of arranging the program. The program ended with a five minute talk by Mayor Coffey. . His talk follows: “Soon after the battle of Custer, a resourceful Missourian was being shown about the frontier iby an In­ dian beaux of Sacajaweh. His name was’ Choteau. Canoeing up the crys- taline water of the now Teton river, from its confluence with the Missou­ ri a few miles below the Great Falls of that river, they gazed across wide valleys upon the serrated peaks of the Rocky mountains. Waving t'- sign of satisfaction the Indian said, ‘The choice of the buffalo—the choice of me—I call it Choteau.’ “So it was,1 if legend be true, Cho­ teau, Teton county, Montana, unique­ ly received its charter. And unique is Choteau today. Typical of glor­ ious transformations in Montana, the canoe route of Mr. Choteau to the. pastures of the buffalo is replaced by the Custer highway and the Yol- lovnstone-Glarter (rails, b> the Gre’t Northern and Milwaukee railways, to the little city of Choteau—a municip­ al lieutenant, if you please, to the major city of Great Falls two hours ride to the southeast and to the cap­ ital city of Helena four hours by au­ tomobile to the northwest. The na­ tion's great playground/ Glacier park is a tourists half day from Choteau, Statement of Condition df OF CHOTEAU At Close of Business September 14,1923 RESOURCES LIABILITIES Cash in vault and Deposits ____________ 244,977.73 in other banks --------- 87,215.14 Capital and surplus ____ 60,000.00 County warrants, real estate, e t c . -------------- 27,198.42 Loans and discounts —¡..J.90,564.17 304,977.73 304,977.73 to the' north. “And when the aeronaut views a beautiful plaid, of green and grey be­ tween meandering streams, where Choteau is today, he may truthfully tell, the world that there are seven miles of concrete walks and curbs with shade trees fronted in; that ¡there is abundant water undefiled. supplied from springs, by an electric ¡power system comparable in excel­ lence to any. That Choteau has a ($100.000.00 County High School ¡building, a $50,000.00 county court ¡house, three churches; three modern ¡office buildings, three banks with ¡footings aggregating over a million [dollars, a hospital, a public library ¡an American Legion hall built by pub­ lic hand and subscription, a flour mill, a modern butter factory which disburses to the farmside about $100,000.00 a year, a commercial club a woman’s club, a rod and -gun club, and a club and links for those who do play golf. A thing unknown which we do not have in Choteau and Teton county, is a bank to fail. Yes, we have no bananas! Withal Choteau has a clear municipal con­ science. It is a matter of civic pride that Choteau’s obligations to its bondholders is but a little over fifty thousand dollars. “Teton county has the largest irri­ gated area of any county in any state in the Union embracing the fa­ mous federal project at Fairfield and the farm land areas in the vicinity of the towns of Dutton, -> Agawam, Farmington, Bynum and Pendroy Many of the cattle and sheep ranches for which Montana is noted are with­ in the confines of Teton county. “Included within the western part of Teton county is one of the great­ est elk ranges and Rocky mountain sheep and goat habitats in the world. A tourist this summer standing on Main street in Choteau and describ­ ing the size of Rainbow trout he had caught in one of our streams extend­ ed one hand to the aurora (boreali' 1 and the other to the equatorial equin- (OX. | “So, when you pass this way, breathe up, my friend, breathe up, of our wholesome, friendly atmos­ phere.” - The Choteau people were entertain­ ed after the program through the courtesy of Wm. Steege, manager of the Liberty theater. The thanks of the community is due those who took part in the program and to those who so generously do­ nated their cars for the transporta­ tion of those who participated in the program. Walt Streeter of Choteau visitor in Agawam Friday. Otto Wagnild and Jim Barnes were Choteau visitors Thursday, evening.- Anfeii' .'Schaefer of Bynum was in Agawam on Friday. Geo. Wright has purchased a new Ford Touring car. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Garicli were among those in Choteau shopping on Friday. Mrs. H. Johnson and children of Pendroy were visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wendall Petri on Friday. John Kramer transacted business in Choteau the first of the week. B. Kay and son, Morris, of Fairfield, spent the week end visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Reed. Washington, Oct. 11.—The bureau of pension rolls carried 7,2G0 fewer names during the ' fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, than the previous year department of the interior compila­ tions show. However,., .the money ex­ pended in payment of pensions* in­ creased $9,204,917. Pensioners during the last -fiscal year numbered 539,756, in 1922 there were 547,016. The amount of money paid out to petitioners in 1923 was $263,012,500, in 1922 $253,807,583. The number of Civil war veterans j on the pension rolls decreased from 193,881 in 1922 to 168,623 last year, While the widows of the Civil Warj sioned declined from 49 to 40. The pension bureau is handling all cases rapidly. During 1923 claims disposed of numbered 159,727, new claims filed 127,779. At the begin­ ning, of the fiscal year, July 1, 1922, the bureau was 30,000 claims' behind.' The work of the bureau is current, and it is announced that no difficulty is anticipated in keeping it up to date. Mrs. Albert J. Schwab, Mrs. LeRoy jnen on the rolls fell from 272,194 to i 264,580. In 1922 there were 45,955 Spanish-; American War petitioners, last year Fred Gewald returned to his home . 68,393. The widows of veterans of j' Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harris enter­ tained ' at: luncheon at the Glenloyd Hotel Thursday afternoon. Those in­ vited were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hirshberg of Havre, Mrs. George Hirshberg of Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hirshberg, Tishell Hirshberg, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hirshberg, Elsie Hirshbgrg, -Johanna Hirshberg, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hirshberg. in Wyoming after several days visit with his daughter Mrs. Otto Wag­ nild. Mrs. Kate Angell of Anaconda is visiting' with friends in Agawam this week. M. and Mrs. Otto Schaefer spent Sunday with relatives in Bynum. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Brown, Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Driscoll and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cumming of Great Falls were guests at the A. M. Rongstad home on Sunday. Mrs. John Wilson and sons of Sand Coulee were guests at the George Wright home on Saturday and Sun­ day. Mrs. P. J. Reed attended the bridge party t the Fred Roth home at Fair- field on Wednesday. this war receiving pensions increased in number from 9.19S to 13,167. An increase of 56 in the number of Indian war petitioners for the year is noted. At the present time there are but 49 Mexican War veterans drawing pensions from the government, the j number having been decreased from, 73 during the fiscal year of 1923. Widow-pensions of this war were re­ duced from 1,878 to 1,638. Of the war of 1812 the widows being nen- Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Robison, Mrs. Coro, and Mrs. Looney visited the first and second grades Friday afternoon. The eighth grade played a foot ball game against the freshmen last week on the high school grourids. The score was 6 to 6. The eighth grade citizens league’ held a program last Friday afternoon The public school children were ex­ amined by Dr. Ithoads and Dr. Bate­ man ^Tuesday. The eighth grade is using its gram­ mar period this week, for giving book' reports. Every child in the eighth grade is to read at least 10 books during the year. Dance at the Belleview school house, Saturday, Oct. 13. The Davis' Orchestra will furnish the music. Miss-Marie Schimmelfeng of Great Falls w as-a week end guest at the T._ H. Pridham home this week. TH E COMMUNITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH A Friendly Church (Robert B, Culbertson, Pastor) A large crowd greeted the pastor last Sunday. The music was enjoyed by all. A Ladies Aid and Sunday school was organized last week at Bynum. The Ladies Industrial spent Wed­ nesday afternoon sewing at the church. Morning worship 10:30. Sermon, “Man’s Religion.” Solo, Mrs. Eviyn Lyford of Great Falls. Sunday School 10: 30 a. m. Epworth League at 6:45 p. m. Benn Slanger, leader Evening service 7:30 p. in. Sermon, “Lost and Found.” Violin Solo, Betty Webb. Vocal Solo, Mrs. Evelyn Lyfor<L„ ,, Services at Pendroy 3 p. m. By attending a church service on Sunday you will be better prepared to do your work the following. week.. You are welcome. . •: A Noble Ambition The ambition of this institution is to jus­ tify the confiednec of its customers, to be trusted because of its good judgment, its faithful observance of duty and its financial responsibility. ^ • Conferences with the officers of this bank are cheerfully given to those who desire seasoned and well-reasoned advice. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000.00 •i

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 12 Oct. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.