The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, December 14, 1923, Image 1

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Evehing Service ......... . ....... 7:30 p. m. (Subject: “The Fatter of His Wheel.” Special music at all services. INOREASE^BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR MONTANA PROJECTS! L Margaret Morgan, in the third grade, was- absent because of ill­ ness. Leslie Jourdonnais of the second grade has betn absent because of ill­ ness. The fourth and fifth grades are planning a program for their ewn amusement. The sales of the Red Cross seals amounted to $84.30 by the public school, the fifth grade selling the ¡most, $14.50 worth, thereby vearning a quarter holiday. The public school will give a gen­ eral program Tuesday night, Dec. 18, at 7:30. Children from most of the rooms will take part. Admission 25 cents. Washington, Dec. 12 ___ Notwith* standing a cut of $1,394,000 in all reclamation estimates submitted to congress by the director o f the bud­ get, estimates for the four Montana projects are increased $190,000 over the current year’s appropriation, re-, vised figures show.. Continuance of- construction of trans-mountain roads in Glacier park is also recommended. The largest increase is recom­ mended for Milk River project for which a recommendation is made of $315,000, an increase of $175,000 over last year. An appropriation ot $150,000 is recommended for the Huntley project, an increase of $35,- 000. The Sun River project, with recommendations of a. $150,000 ap­ propriation, gets an \increase of $5,000 and Lower Yellowstone is. cut to $95,000 from $120,000, The current appropriations for In­ dian projects are again recommended except the Flathead wtíeré¿$300,000 is recommended compared-with the present appropriation '-.of $550,000- and the Crow agency project which is cut from $175,000 ~to.. $150,000. Recommendations for otjief' Indian projects follow: Fort Belknap, $30,- 000; Black Foot, $660}000; Fort Peck, $30,000. An appropriation of $28,425 is recommended for Glacier park for the next fiscal year. .-'•This is an in­ crease of $60,425 ovep^the present year. This recommendation includes $100,000 for the continuedWnstruc- tion of the trans-mountain. road and $7,400 for construction^;,Of new buildings. REALmES»AND THE ALLIED DEBT PROBLEM \WHEELER INTRODUCES , BILL ON CHILD LABOR Washington, Dec. 12.--A resolu­ tion proposing an amendment to the constitution dealing with child labor, the second on that subject of the new session was introduced Wednesday by Senator Wheeler, democrat, Mon­ tana. It will give congress “ the power to prohibit labor of persons under 18 years of age.” VIOLA DANA IN GAYEST COMEDY In “ Glass Houses,” her latest pro­ duction released by Metro, Viola Dana has to portray the role of Joy Duval, who, on her wedding day, finds that her husband, Billy Norton, believes her to be/.a notorious crook. He tries to persuade her to give up her life of crime, but she thinks-that >>• .h e he*, gern« ...ami;,. izSc-B-rf-O .HOCth SCHOOL NOTES Don^. forget the first big basket­ ball game of the season, December 14— a doubleheader with Conrad. Everybody come. Next Saturday evening Teton’s bas­ ketball boys go to Valier to play a return game. The girls will also play. The Domestic Science department will take orders for plum pudding and candy. Please be 3uro to have orders in by December 15. This week the class basketball teams will be organized. Miss McNair will be absent from school for an indefinite length of time. Miss Ruth Jarl from Great Falls arrived Monday to substitute for Miss McNair during the illness of her father, B. P. McNair. The Junior and Senior Normal girls are planning to give a program December 14. This is for the bene­ fit of those Sophomores and Fresh­ men who plan to take normal training. him. They are to be guests at a ball in tbe Hotel Kenilworth,- but Billy, still believes that his wife is the notorious Angel Face Ann, sees a picture of Swag Sulivan, the con woman’s hus­ band, who is in prison. Billy goes to him and there learns that Angel Face Ann has planned a big killing at the ball. Billy rushes to the hotel and upon finding Joy insists on sav­ ing her from the police. While she is trying to get him home so that she can have him examined as to his mental condition, the real Angel Face comes upon the scene. Viola Dana enacts the principal role in thi3, her gayest, comedy of adventure and hilarious complica­ tions which is to be shown at the Royal Theatre for 2 days starting Wednesday. The production was directed by Harry Beaumont and the scenario written by Edith Kennedy from a story by Clara Genevieve Kennedy. The Teton Turkey Growers assoc­ iation of this county sold 22,608 lbs. of turkeys to the Montana Meat Co. of Helena. No. 1 grade brought 24c and No. 2 grade brought 20c per pound. Mrs. T. H. Pridham is visiting with her daughter, Miss Dorothy, in the Falls this week. Statement of Condition of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CROTEAU At Close pf Business September 14,1923 RESOURCES ’ LIABILITIES Cash in vaults and Deposits .......... .. .... ........ 244,977:73 in other banks — 87,215.14 Capital and surplus 60,000.00 County warrants, real estate, etc .......... . ....... 27,198.42 Loans and discounts ____ 190,504.17 304,977.73 304,977.73 M EM BER JPEDERAL RESE RV E ' .S Y S T E M , si- By WALTER W. HEAD, I resident, American Bankers Asso­ ciation. As a business proposition there is list one reason for considering a ro­ asting of the balances due the United E ates from for- ilgn govern- lents. That is the possibility .at such action would aid in re­ establishing a for­ eign m a rket Which will absorb our surplus prod­ ucts. It is possible, of course, for the United States to Walter W . Head isolate itself. We can,produce everything necessary to sustain life. Mere existence, how­ ever, is not the purpose of life. We cannot prosper as we have unless we dispose of the surplus products which naturally accumulate, both agricul­ tural and IndustriaL We must either sell this surplus abroad or curtail our production and generally lower our standard of living. Our foreign trade depends upon the purchasing power of foreign coun­ tries. Europe’s inability to buy has impaired our ability to sell. We have an Interest in Europe’s prosperity. To protect that Interest we must be con­ cerned in the restoration of our debtors' capacity to trade with us and to meet their obligations. We should deal with this subject exactly as a banker deals with a loan of doubtful value. Get the Facts The United States should have a rep­ resentative with official standing in the Reparations Commission. We should not .necessarily be bound by any agreement which may be propos­ ed, ’ but our representative should gather all information available. The United States Government, of its own motion and based on its own informa­ tion, should then decide whether it should consider the readjustment of its accounts with Europe, and, if so, - in whdt•manner , r Our own. Debt Fund- in^jbommissiou should recommend-to. Congress whatever 'readjustment, if any, of the Inter-Allied Debt may be warranted. TH B S .B SUGGESTIONS ARE PURELY FOR FACT-FINDING AND ADVISORY PURPOSES—FOR GET­ TING DOWN TO THE REALITIES OF THE CASE. Precisely what our action should be, to serve the common interest, will be determined by infor­ mation which at this time is not avail­ able. Our first step is to secure the Information and our duty is to follow developments intelligently. FARMERS PAYING RATES Patfsson-Payne Recital ' To Be Held Wednesday Spend'ipllions Needlessly for In-^ v . tefèst on Store Credit, Says Department of Agriculture. BANK-RATESTHE LOWEST *- . - V .A i THE FRIEND IN NEED (From the Nation’s Business) Some there are who still think the banker wears horns. Who is the hardboiled citizen, the man behind the thumbscrew? The banker, they will tell you. In the light of this il­ lusion, consider a brief excerpt from the resolutions adopted at the recent Atlantic City convention of the American Bankers Association. “The conclusion is Inevitably forced on the impartial observer that the pri­ mary need of the world is moral and spiritual regeneration as the essential basis for economic recovery. Until the nations of the world are willing to liquidate their hates they can make little progress toward liquidat­ ing their deb'ts.\ Hard-boiled? Not that! It harks back to Socrates. “The true politics,” he said, “is first of all a politics of the soul.’’ Come to think of it, when we want someono to take care of our funds, to whom do we turn? To the banker. When we are in a tight place and need funds, to'whom do we turn? To the banker. When there’s a civic en­ terprise afoot, whose time and money do we commandeer first? The banker’s. V/lDOW, 38, IN LOVE; HERCHILDREN OBJECT; SHOULD MAMMA WED? Department Urges Thrift, Industry anc—'Rellabllity on Farmers to 'Win Credit Standing— Bank- \N ere Asked to Help. The;cost to farmers of credit from Btorea'jla, more than 25 per cent when emulated on the basis of a yearly in- teres&rtite, while banks charge little mbre-than 6 per cent, says the official report ofr the Department of Agricul- tu're/.on';' its recent survey cf farm credit in North Carolina. “Farmers would profit greatly if they- could place themselves In posi­ tion“ to i borrow from banks and pay thelr-bills with cash,” the report con- timiesvi i “ Merchants would be bene- ffitedv: since they could then give their attention strictly to merchandising and'avoid the risk of loss which they nowAssume., Bankers would also prof­ it, . dim ;to the resulting improvement in ^farmers’ financial condition and the increased business which these farm­ ers'would give the banks.\ A Matter of Habit Discussing the question as to why farmers\1ely j on store instead of \bank credit,-the report says that many do so out of habit and do not realize how high.th4i.cost of the store credit is. “'J’herb are others, however, who cannot obtain credit from banks,\ it goes .on! \This is often due to the fact.that no contact has been estab­ lished and the farmer’s credit rating has not'been determined. Banks pre­ fer character and general business ability over any tangible security in making loans. A REPUTATION gOR THRIFT, INDUSTRY AND RELIA­ BILITY: IS THE BEST POSSIBLE ASSET] FOR' A MAN WANTING 1 CREDIT^ f, “The first-vstep in giving farmers better credit is^to build up better con- --tacts. This will require co-operation of county agents, farm organizations and the bankers themselves. But the banks cannot do it all. Effort toward a better acquaintance is necessary on tbe part of farmers. Frankness re­ garding their business affairs is es­ sential.” The large part credit cost plays in agricultural conditions Is pointed out by the department’s report, which says North Carolina farmers contract debts amounting to more than $200,000,000 annually, and therefore a difference of only 1 per cent in the average inter­ est rate would affect income from agriculture there approximately $2,000,000 each year. More than half the farmers in the areas investigated relied on merchandise advances, and the total merchant credit was nearly three times the short.term bank credit. High Interest Rates “The average interest rate charged for merchant credit was 22 3 per cent.\ the survey reveals “ Credit from io cal stores was the most expensive, costing an average of 26 6 per cent Landlords came next in order, with n rate of 21.5 por cent. Factories and their agents are much lower, with rates of 14.2 and 17 0 per cent rasper* tlvely. “Fertilizer and ‘living expenses’ are. the chief purposes for which merchant credit is extended. Stores apparently handle more of such business than all other agencies combined, whin- banks carry less than one-sixth cf the total. That the farmers fail to obtain needed short-term credit direct from banks constitutes a handicap to agri­ culture in North Carolina, since the rate on such loans is materially low­ er than on short-term loans from all other sources.” , „ - ■ r- | , A certain distinction is lent to the j Patterson-Payne recital in Choteau * high school next Wednesday eve­ ning. It is the first public appear­ ance in a full program Mr. Patterson has made in Montana since 1915 when he appeared under the aus­ pices of the Tuesday Musical club in Great Falls. Since that time he has made a number of concert and lec­ ture tours out of Minneapolis and more recently out of New York, in connection with his work for tbe National AcademjVof Music in Car­ negie Hall. Prominent critics and musicians of international reputation have joined in praise of Mr. Patterson's abilities. Oscar. Hatch Hawley, critic and erst­ while manager of the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra tersely phrases his opinion in the following words: “ Mr. Patterson’s musicianship and scholarship are of the highest order. His reputation as a teacher places him among the best.” In a long re­ view of one of his recitals in the New York Musical Courier the same critic says, “ He possesses much of that musical attribute known as tem­ perament. His playing of the F minor Fantasy and the B flat minor Scherzo establish his position as a masterly interpreter of Chopin.” Josef Hofmann, the world famous concert pianist, is one who not only knows of Mr. Pattersbn’s work as a composer but who has extended liim the honor of playing one of his compositions at a big New York re­ cital. Such honors come rarely to American composers. Mr. Patter­ son will use the same number, Pre­ lude, “ To Rlieims,” at bis Choteau recital. Mr. I-I. Melville Payne, baritone- bass, who is to assist Mr. Patterson, has appeared frequently with Mr. Patterson in Great Falls social af­ fairs recently. He is acclaimed to possess a phenomenal voice of the grand ppera potentialities. Included 'among many -ballads and/art -songs on his program here he will give some of the standard arias. Note­ worthy among which the Toreador Song from Carmen promises to make the most stirring appeal. One of life’s deepest problems— Shall a widow of thirty-eight or forty years renounce all hhope of another love romance in orded to obey the wishes of her children, almost grown forms the basis -of William de Mille’s Paramount production on “Only 38” Lois Yr'iJson, one of four featured players, enacts the role of such a mother. May McAvoy is the grown­ up daughter and is also featured, as are Elliott Dexter and George Faw­ cett. It will be shown Sunday at the Royal Theatre. Byron Corson was the lowest bid­ der for the, contract of the pood farm and was granted the contract by the board of county commission­ ers at their meeting this week. As To Second Federal Judge Washington. Dec. 14.— (Speciul.) — Commenting on stories published In Montana newspaper* relative io the pending appointment of a second federal judge for Montana, Congress­ man Scott Leavitt said it appeared that most of them were inspired by guesses and suppositions of those in terested in promoting candidacies of those in whom they were especially interested, and attempting to handi­ cap other aspirants. In his most recent conference with President Coolidge Mr. Leavitt said he tjiscussed the situation frankly from all angles with the executive in an effort to assist the president in deciding which of the various candi­ dates should be selected. Everything in felt slippers at Hirshberg’s. Reports on Corn Essays In connection xyith the corn show of November 3rd, the county super­ intendent’s office conducted a Com Essay contest through the -eighth grades of the county, and many good papers resulted. Com is the first, subject to be taken up in the eighth grade agriculture, so the essay was a fitting way to review the subject. The following rules were to he ob ­ served: Subject; com (special reference tor Teton county. Eligible for entrance—Eighth gradfcr pupils only. Length of essay: Not fewer that*. 300 nor more than 500 words. Judging: 1. Cover—10 points. 1. Content— facts presented; and method o f presentation—70 points. 3. Mechanics (including writings spelling, punctuation, language used) - —20 points. Covers and mechanics were graded by membtrs of the county examining; hoard and essays from standpoint o£ Teton county by Jack- Sweat, the itt- structor of agriculture in the high school. Results as follows: Essay: First—Margaret Taylor' Second—Lois Findlay. Third—Ralph White. Cover: *?, First—'Lois Findlay. Second—Elmo Phillips. Third Charles Shelton. Mechanics: First—Howard Martine. ~ Second—Howard Jourdonnais. Third—Margartt Taylor, short notice the results were verjr good and many schools are looking; forward to keeping competition fo r another year. ■County superintendent’s conference* will he held in Dillon for two weeks from December 31. The course In. supervision of instruction, and teats aud' measurements will bt in charge* of Miss Estaline Wilson, assistant 'superintendent ' of schools,* ToleSov Ohio. Others who will assist in the conference are Chancellor BrannonJ University president, members of fa— j culticB and members of state depart­ ment. We have requests for places t® work from high school girls. If anyone has magazines with colt-' ored pictures in them, wt will ha glad to collect them ,for some o f aur- schools. Stale Senator H. T. Rhoads and T. O. Larson returned from Helena where they had been attending; & Shrine meeting. The Montanan has been having a. bit of hard luck for the last tw<r weeks on account of the type setting maching being o.ut of commission. ; It is only through the courtesy ot tka Acantlia and the Fairfield T*mos that we were able to print at all. A marriage license was issued to Louis Bauma of Bole and Nina Kapt- ien of Farmington by the clerk of thar ¡court last Tuesday. 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-i’easoned advice. J. E. Hodgskiss has been appoint­ ed as one of the trustees of the Te­ ton High School, to succeed his fath­ er, W H. Hodgskiss, who resigned. IW. V*'. Cole succeeds Henry Rad- cliiTc as, trustee. J ■ E. M. McNair, father of one of the teachers in’the high school, died on Wednesday morning' at Great Falls. Frank Leech of Dupuyer was in Choteau the first ot the week on feusirfess.- F; e c-o’rp'f s«-■;v destrojed the farm iiou?'- of Ben Gordon in the T L. Gap iipf Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Wm C!ies occupied the place and tliev lost all their clothing besides ,$125 00 cash. The bouse bad $600.00 ' Insurance. % i M. : Miss ‘Ruth Jarl of Great Falls is taking the place of Miss McNair at the high school this week. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000.00

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 14 Dec. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.