The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, January 11, 1924, Image 1

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' Ranger W. E. Fry returned Monday from a two week’s'vacation, with-liis relatives in Chicago. • The Augusta Livestock Association held its .annual meeting in-Augusta xm Wednesday. Forest. officersW. E. iPiy and'W. M. Rush attended. , E.' H. - Myrck left Choteau ‘ Tuesday for a .month’s detail to the district office in-Missoula; ‘ >• 1 / The annual report of the chief forester shows that the total receipts of- the forest ' service for the year . 1923 from grazing, timber and other sources to be $5,335,818.00 and the total cost of administration including - * / planting, - permanent k improvements And all investigative and scientific Work was $6,595,302.00. \ Of .the re­ ceipts the states in which the forests are located received 25 per cent for Jth’e school fund, and 10 per cent is .expended oh. the upkeep of county and state roads within the forest. ; 157,238,807 acres in 148 forests [comprise the. national forests, which . is about 33.4 per cent of the total forest lsjnd In the United States. At the Royal Theatre on Janu'Bsry 1? and 13 will be shown the follow­ ing forest service motion picture films:' , KING SNOW HOLDS COURT (One Reel) Each year at Gorham, New Hamp­ shire is held a winter carnival which is becoming widely popular and bet­ ter known. This film shows the^win- ter sports indulged in such as ski-, joring, fancy skating and ski jump­ ing. The pictures of the last are ex­ ceptionally good, being quite sensa­ tional in character. ' PINES THAT COME BACK (One Reel) - r 'One of the big problems before the country. at-\the 5 »present, time \is“ the utilization of \ waste .Tafids notsuii-: able for agriculture. This reel shows how timber will give a profitable re­ turn on farm lands not suitable for farm crops. It illustrates good for­ estry practices, afcid shows the uses of timber. .' Washington, Jan.\ 8.—the economic condition; of the farmer has improved considerably, accddnhg to . the com­ mittee on statistics ’ of he .chamber of commerce of the United States and his* outlook’ for JL924 ST. evetn more hopeful. ■ . i ' ! i . The committed, is a semi-annual re­ view pf business conditions, attribut­ es the’ agricultural' improvement chiefly to the diminished-spread be­ tween, prices for farm products-apd' for manufactured ’ artcles. This has been brought about to a large extent it says, through co-operative market­ ing and better opportunities' for fi­ nancing with the “general liquidi- dation” of 'obligations, “wherever re­ turns from crops - permit,” and ex­ pected reductions i- in / acreage this spring with, a consequent adjustmest of Supply and demand. . ; Building and construction is de­ scribed-in the report as showing un­ usual activity for the season, and, since it is progress “almost entirely )jn the cities,” 'the commttee finds \it is one of the\ many evidences,” of the \momentous and significant rate at which the country is losing population to the cities.” Although the output of automobiles \continues at an enormous rate,” a slowing' down in this and in the building industry is predicted as the year advances, “due generally to a potential capacity of output which overtops any immediate, likelihood of demand, especially at this season of the year,” and the “general conser­ vatism in buying which prevades all classes.\ ; “Upon th e { w h o l/0 the report states \the s i t u a t i o nhealthy : - q t w 1nd sound, with.-- [¡rcc in evidence in.' a strongly ANNUAL' MEETING Alice Lake, whose Metro pictures have provided her\ chiefly with dra­ matic roles, appears, in/har latest photoplay, “KISSES,” in a comery- drama and thus returns—at least part of the .way—to the medium in whch she made her screen debut. It will be recalled that MiSs Lake first came to prominence as a comedienne in Mack Scnnett pictures. “Kisses\ will be seen Monday ^ad Tuesday at the Royal Theatre. Leather Pushers will also be shown. EVERGLADES SHOWN IN PICTURES The Everglades of Florida furnish background for much of the action in the Paramount picture, “Fog Bound” starring Dorothy Dalton, which comes to the Royal Theatre next Sunday. This is an Irvin Willat production, a fast-movihg melodrama with Miss Dalton in her finest role. David Powell is leading man, and the sup­ porting cast is uh usually competent. Don’t miss this feature. ^The,. regular. annuà(Pjìjaeet|nÌ;^f „the stockhoidfers of the \ Teton * County * ’ . s . Colonizatidn Company, will be held at the company’s office on February 4, 1924, at 7:30 p. in. for the election of a board of directors and other bus­ iness os may property come before said meeting. T. A. MEAGHER, President. DOUGLAS MacLEAN ACTS , BELL BOY TO LEARN PART Douglas MacLean, who plays the title role is Thomas H. luce’s hilar­ ious comedy farce “Bell Boy 13,\ now running at the Royal Theatre served for several days on the “mourner’s bench” of the bell hops in a.big Sain Francisco hatel to learn the art of bell-boying. ‘ Along with tips and a line of fun- ny experiences that he claims are among the choicest of his career, he collected some novel comedy busi­ ness that he uses with felling effect before the cameras. A number of the women patrofns “fell” for the ~ good looking chap wearing brass buttons and a number “13,” a'nd MacLean declares that when\ the movies are through with him he is going to bell-hopping. Patty Ann Cain left school Friday Three new - children entered the first grade Monday. Joajn Greene, James and: Edwin Butcher have been absent; from school on account of sickness. , Gotch Jacobs is absent from school; cjh account of sickness. A social meeting of the Parent-' Teachers was held Mosday evening, at the high school, refreshments were served after the meeting. Examinations and book reports are being given this week. Jesse Innes entered the seventh grade Mc^uday. Frank Gordon from district No. 20 and John Conquergood from Pendroy entered the eighth grade last week. RUSSIAN WHEAT The federal department of agri-; culture reports that Russia has pet up the machinery for resuming the. exportation of gra^n. The market­ able amount of foodstuffs which can be sold abroad this year is small, but by next year it may be large enough to reduce the European pur­ chases of American-, Canadian and Argentine wheat by millions of bush- bib. In connection with this report it is perhaps interesting to recall that certain members ot congress demanded the recognition of Russia as an aid in disposing of the surplus wheat production of the United States. The only wheat that Russia at any time was likely t take from us;, was gift wheat. The momejnt Russian agrculture was restored it was bound to become a competitor of’ the Amer­ ican fanners. - - Montana republicans had an old fashioned political field day at the meeting of the state central commit- tetrheid in Helena Tuesday for the puipple of electing a member of the national republican committee from this|ltate, which election resulted in the-selection of Dr. O. M. Landstrum of-rETjena. '•Both President Coolidge and Gov- ernoE^Joseph M. Dixqn were endors- edffor: re-election in resolutions adopt ed^at-the meeting. Representatives o f - 5 • counties of Montana sub- scribing to the resolutions. * V * , /President Coolidge was endorsed because of bis statesmanship and .ability-to lead the nation wisely and w.ellf^and Governor Dixon was en- doreea fpr re-election for the special * r\ ^reason' that his has bééh ah admin­ istration- for the whole. people of Montana, characterized by economy and. efficiency. . :Thè: resolutions: Al. Udin of Fail-field was a businessi caller in 'Choteau Mohday. ' “We, the Montana State Central committee, assembled at Helena, Montana, this eightlT day of January, n j : 1924; do hereby- resolve: . \That we endorse with pride the sanity and statesmanship of our President, Calvin Coolidge. We have coincidence in his ability to lead this nation wisely and well. We endorse the past administration of our Gov­ ernor, Jos. M. Dixon, for the special reason that it has been an adminis­ tration for the whole people of Mon­ tana?, characterizéd by economy and efficiency. We endorse both of these men^for re-election. * “Therefore, be it further resolved ttiatla copy of these resolutions be forwarded to our president, Calvin Coolidge, and also to our governor Jos.-.M. Dixon: Washington, Jan. 7.—The United States has declared an arms embargo to prevent purchase of war materials in .this country by the Mexican rev­ olutionists. A proclamation putting the embar­ go into effect was sigmed late today by President Coolidge. The action was decided on after a series of conferences between the president and officials of the several departments interested. It 1 b the second act of the American govern­ ment within a few ’ days to back up the fortunes of the 'Obregon govern­ ment at Mexico City and follows out the; policy adopted when It was de­ cided to sell the Obregos authorities a quantity of United States war ma­ terial. , •. • The embargo follows in general the lines of that which was In force dur­ ing the last ¿receding revolutionary period in Mexico. ,..^ 1 S MEETING DOTE A dvertising does Statement of Condition of OF CHOTEAU r At Close of Business December 31,1923 RESOURCES - Cash in vault and hi other banks ______ 128,763.57 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 30,360.53 County warrants, real estate, etc. . ................ 25,433.17 Loans and discounts ....... 169,100.33 LIABILITIES Depos/ts ............ .............. 292,^93.31 Sm-nliis and nndiviVlcri 10,854.29 50,000.00 Surplus and undivided profits __ Capital stock ✓ 353,647.60 353,647.60 A conference of bankers and farm­ ers of the Fifth Federal Reserve Dis­ trict held recently at Raleigh, North Carolina, under the .auspices of the American Bankers Association Agri­ cultural Commission, adopted the fol­ lowing principles: \In order to encourago and promote a safe, sane and constructive system of farm practices, the Banker and Farmer Conference of the Fifth Fed­ eral Reserve District would make the following recommendations with ref­ erence to the activities of farmers and bankers on which to concentrate efforts during the coming year: \1. Encouragement of loans by bank­ ers to bright and deserving young | men and young women who wish to go to college to study agriculture and home economics. “2. Promote in a\rational and con­ servative way the economic increase in the productiveness of the soils of the district bo that a larger unit of crop production may \be secured. Small unit yields of necessity are expensive while moderate to large yields of crops are generally the cheapest Larger yields per acre coupled with a reduction In the acre­ age, when advisable, should and usu­ ally will be more profitable and when handled properly will not lead to an over-production. \3. Encouragement of a proper sys­ tem of diversified farming. In which farmers’will grow as far as practical all the food and feed crops necessary for feeding the family and livestock of the farm, and to keep on the farms the requisite kinds and amounts of livestock best to meet the economic needs of farming. “4. To fojjpulate and put in motion definite plans for carrying out this program, it is urged that the Agri­ cultural College of the District put a county agent !u every county and that a banker-farmer conference be called to meet early in the fall at the agricultural college-of each State.\ NATION’S SAVINGS PLANT TRIPLED Savings hanks and banks having distinct savings departments, not counting branches, have grown in num­ bers in the United States froui 5,375 in 1912 to 16,709 in 1922 or an increase of about 210 per cent In ten years, says the Savings Bank Division of the American Bankers Association. Sav­ ings deposits, it is pointed out, now comprise about one-half of all bank - deposits of .every description. ' America has the best life on this earth because it has the best .adver­ tised life, says Colonel W.- G. Edens of the Public Relations Commission, American Bankers Association. Ho goes on: “American health is the best In the world because American peo­ ple are best informed in the ways and habits of health, largely through ad­ vertising. American business is the largest and most ‘successful in the world because it uses advertising the most. American business men enlarge their business institutions in propor­ tion as they advertise them. Ameri­ can buyers become, more shrewd in spending their money in proportion as they read advertisements. “The press of the United States is regarded by many as the most power­ ful of our institutions. It must bo numbered with the schools, and the churches as one of the trinity of most powerful creators of knowledge and patriotism. \Advertising is what it is today largely because of the power and suc­ cess of the daily paper. Nevertheless, it Is true that the daily paper is as successful as it is today because oj advertising. : ’ * “The banking business has been ben­ efited largely by advertising within the last dozen or fifteen years. Bank­ ing institutions have done more ad­ vertising than ever before. They have installed advertising departments which acquaint their communities with facts formerly regarded in the light of institutional secrets. The banker publishes facts which build up confidence in his institution. \The result has been that millions of people who formerly1 would not place their money in the care of bank­ ers, but who hoarded it at home, en­ trusted it to friends, or invested it in wildcat speculations, now regard the bank as the safest place in the world. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been brought from their hiding places and placed in circulation, much to the advance of America and American in­ stitutions, as well as American busi­ ness. Newspaper advertising hes done more for American banks in the last dozen years than any other singlo agency.” Hector Cooper arrived home Friday from a business trip to Great Falls and points west. Jim Barnes left for Pendroy on Tuesday where he will spend several days on business. W. T. O’Doinnell, Milwaukee Road’ Master, with headquarters in Great Falls was here on business Wednes­ day. P. J. Reed has purchased a new Maxwell club sedan, through the lo­ cal dealer, A. M. Rongstad. Geo. Wright was attending to bus­ iness affairs in Choteau on Saturday. Henry Roucher and bride returned from Aheir honey-moejn. -Wednesday. - . Mr; and Mrs. Morris Gunther left St. Louis,. Jan. 7.—Champion Jack . Dempsey has agreed to meet Tommy' • Gibbons in a return match, James C. Mullen’, Chicago promoter, announced here today. The place of the bout have not been decided,, but . Mr. Mullen said Cleveland and Louis­ ville were anxious for it. Dempsey Confirms^ Miami, Fla., Jan. 7.—Jack Dempsey- admitted today that a match was pending between himself and Tommy Gibbons, hut declared any official anno'uncemeint would have to come from Jack Kearns, his .manager. There have been several telegrams exchanged between them since his arrival and Jack has agreed to meet the challenger at'terms agreeable' to Kearns. Kearns Denies Agreement’ ; New York, Jan. 7.—Jack Kearns».. lMnager of Jack Demfesfey, today do-' ) teied that he had made’ any agree- - ment with James C. -Mullen,; Chicago promoter, for a match between the. heavyweight title holder and Tommy Gibbons. Keaitos said he had been approached by Mullen several weeks ago but had received no definite proposition. , , *’ H NOTES The December just passed has been, an especially warm one as compared: with 1921 and 1922 according to the report given by the co-operative ob­ server, Robert Clarkson. In 192][ the mean temperature for the month was 23.67, 1922 it- was 27.82. 1923 also shows the hghest and lowest temperatures of the three years, having a maximum of 60 and minimum of—38. ..,In^.l921 the maxi­ mum was 57and 19.22 58. * The mint-’ upon a business trip to Great Falls mini In 1921 was —24 and 1922'was on Tuesday. J. F. Babcock of the Montana Ele­ vator Co., with headquarters at Lewlstown, was in town on company business, the first of the week. EASTERN STAR INSTALL The local lodge of Eastern Star in­ stalled the following officers at their regular meeting: W. M.—Edythe Saylor W. P.—Stanley Foot A. M.—Frances Rosengren Secretary—Florence Meadows Treasurer—Eva McDonald Conductress—Ada Truchot A. C.—Ella Mellon The W. C. T. U. stale president will give an address on “To Ha&e and to Hold” at the M. E. church, Sunday evening, January 13. A small silver offering will be taken. —34. : 1921 had 10 days below zero. 1922 had 14 days below zero. 1923 had 3 days below zero. 1921 had 10 clear days, 12 partly cloudy and 9 cloudy. ]922 had 15 clear days, 4 partly cloddy atnd 12 cloudy. 1923 had 21 clear days, 5 partir cloudy and 5 cloudy. Weather for December, 1923 Mean maximum 40.77 Mean minimum, 14.87 Mean, 27.82 Maximum, 60 on the 16th. Minimum, —38 oh the 31st. Precipation, .43 inches. Snow fall, 8.3 inches. Leap Year Social to be given by the Epworth League Saturday, Jan­ uary 12. All girls invited to bring escorts. TRUST COMPANY GROWTH Nearly fourteen and one-half billions of dollars are the total present re­ sources of trust companies in the United States. Institutions reporting number 2,478, as compared with 2,372 a year ago. The actual figures for the year ending June 30 last are $14,441,- 500,000 resources, as compared with $12j739,600,000 In 1922, representing a gain of .$1,701,900,000. 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. i - j Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000.00

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 11 Jan. 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.