The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, February 01, 1924, Image 1

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¡VOLUME X I CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA, FEBRUARY 1, 1924. • - NUMBER 30 Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the Dakotas are organizing strong for tie export commission plan, according to {ivoici received at lie Lewislowu head- ¡quarters of the league. And the covr belt states are likewise supporting the league, as is evidenced hy farm journals from the Missippi valley. According to H. B. Goldsworthy, ¡secretàry of the Washington Export .Commission League, there is great enthusiasm in his state for the plan, as well as in Oregon. “Mr.' Wilmer and myself,” he says, ^'attended a mass meeting in Oregon last Saturday. There were about seven hundred present and the plan jvejnt over with a bang.” “We hope,” continues Mr. Golds- ,worthy, “to have a similar meeting in Idaho this coming Saturday.” Over two thousand pe£itU*iS are being circulated in North Dakoto ¡urging a 60- cent duty on wheat, re­ peal of the drawback privilege and the establishment of a government ¡export agency as provided in the bill recently introduced by Senator Mc- Nary of Oregon, and Representative Haugen of Iowa, according to of­ ficials of the North Dakota Wheat .Growers’ Association. .The situation in South Dakota is yet in the early stages of organiza­ tion. Letters and telegrams froni the'South Dakota Wheat Growers’ 'Association haye asked that officials of the Montana Export Commission League be sent to South Dakota to \help n the work there. At a recent meeting of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, it was arranged that a Mon­ tana speaker should address the con- yention, but at the last minute it was impossible for the speaker to at­ tend from here. However, the South ¡Dakota. Whqat Growers’ Association Is proceeding with the organization 'Of that branch of the export league, and doubtless will report good pro- •gress at an early date. THER ËT IN THE K St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 26.—United States Senator James A. Reed is a candidate for the democratic presi­ dential nomination, Ed. Glehn of Louisiana, Mo., his 1922 primary campaign manager announced this af­ ternoon. “The announcement follow­ ed a conference Reed held with a large number of friends and support­ ers. Reed did not make the an­ nouncement himself, and in an ad­ dress merely said he was \in the hands of my friends.” The senator was careful to avoid any mention of his candidacy, and •asserted he was interested in the •selection of delegates to the national convention who were representative of the Democrats of Missouri, and would “reflect credit\ on the state in the preparation of a platform and £n the selection of a candidate. The following have been drawn as the jurymen for the term of court be- 'giftning Monday, February 4, 1924. . Geo. Dollemore.'Bole J. N. Robertson, Choteau Haler Thomas Power Alex Gilchrist, Dutton B. G. Trescott, Choteau Ole Grasdock, Fairfield A. Bromeroe, D'utton Jas. B. Connor, Farmington John> Howahach, Dutton W. J. Watson, Choteau Luke Keogh, Bole Walter Wood, Bole L. J. Otness, Farmington E.- J.‘ Erickson, Bole J. B. Olson, Fairfield T. Ritzschke, Dutton HfSns O. Holm, Gilman A. L. Berkland, Dutton Jacob Bergh, Dutton Peter Nasse, Fairfield Ross H. Mayer, Collins H. O. Kleiv, Gilman W. B. Crittenden, Fairfield Jas. LeDesky, Choteau- T. Goodwell, Duttoh J. B. Peterson, Choteau J. F. Campbell, Dutton E. A. Dolalie, Farmington J. C. Morgan, Choteau J. W. Butcher, Farmington J. C. Moore, Choteau C. B. Johnson, Dutton Robert Neil, Dutton John Chase, DupUyer Thos. Swenson, Dutton L. J. Nasset, Farmington W. G. Irwin, Blackleaf Harry Perkins, Choteau E. J. Mullen, Farmington Nick Garich, Agawam J. Lisjette, Choteau G. Bradford, Fairfield C. Jensen, Dutton H. Bremer, Farmington Jiin Cowan, Choteau •< E; W. Wall, -DupUyer O. T. Wiprud, Dutton r W. Chalmers, Farmington H. Mack, Dutton S. F. West, Fairfield H. Hagener, Fairfield G. W. Rieken, Byh'um T. J. Cheetham, Dutton W. J. Griffin, Fairfield B. Hemstad, Dutton Wm. B. Brown, Power J. H. Rutledge, Power H. D. Cameron, Choteau J. S. Nelson, Power Robert 'Altmaln, Pendroy -V, The seniors are to debate this week on the following qhestiohs: Monday—Should the Soldiers be. Given a Bonus? Tuesday—Resolved That the Mel­ lon Bill is the Best Method of Tax Reduction. Wednesday—Resolved That Turkey Should be Driven From Europe. Thursday—Should Germany be Made to Pay the full Reparations De­ manded by France? The girls’ glee club has started working on the operetta • which will be given in about two weeks. No definite datB has yet been made. Lucile Brown from the Great Falls high school entered the sophomore class this week. The boys’ basket ball game Wed­ nesday with Fort Shaw was won by Teton. The score was, 18 to 21. The girls’ basket ball team played* against Cascade January 25 and won by a score of 5 to 31. Prof. Williamson and the boy’s basket ball team left Tuesday after­ noon to play a series of games at the following places: Havre, Fort Benton ahd Big Sandy. PRIZE WHEAT NETS FAIRFIELD FARMER 31 CENTS PREMIUM Fairfield, Jitn. 29.—an offer of $1.00 a bushel, f. o. b. Fairfield, for a car­ load of Macaroni wheat has been tel­ egraphed A1 Udin by the Quaker Oats company of Chicago. The offer fol­ lowed receipt of a sample of the wheat submitted a few days ago. Mr. Udin has wired his acceptance and will load out the wheat within a week or ten days. It was from this wheat that Mr. Udin selected the sample which took sixth place at he Chicago grain show in December. Macaroni is qhoted on the local market at 69 cents. The order nets Mr. Udin a premium of 31 cents a bushel. Mrs. Wm. Doyle returned Saturday from her visit to Choteau. Val. Kirsch .and B. Derksen were among those transacting business in Choteau on Friday. V. Nyberg was a passenger on the Milwaukee for Great Falls Saturday. Miss Dolly Graves of Choteau vis- •Itpd at'-the home of- Mr.- and Mrs. .Otto Wagnlid the latter part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Schaefer left for Great Falls on Monday. Adolph Moser received a message Monday informing him of the serious illness of his mother at Loveland, Colo. Mr. Moser left Tuesday for thtt place. Mrs. W. Petri and Val. Kircch, Jr. left for Boulder, Mont., Wednesday. Jod Smeltzer of Eewlstown is re­ lieving W. P. McDonald as brakeban on the Milwaukee train for several months. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wright, Mrs. P. J. Reed and Jack Reed were visitors in Choteau on Sunday. John Kramer was pleasantly sur­ prised by neighbors at his holme on Wednesday night. Games and danc­ ing, after which a delightful lunch was served, was the pastime of the evening. - Ranger Fry returned from the Syénby sawmill on the Teton River Safürdày. The mill will finish saw* ing'Jor this winter the first part of February. This winter has been very favorable for lumbering and the Sven- by'-nuikhas sawed out over 100,000 feet •’.of lumber. , I n ’1922 the national forests con­ tained'110 million feet of grazing land'¡in the eleven western states and were used by 9 million cattle, horsgj§, and sheep owx\ed by 36,000 stockmen. These landstfserved 21 per cent:fff the cattle in-fhese ^1 states and ;3(2 per cent of the sheep. 12'5; million feet of timber, for which the ¡government received 5329,000, was cut from the forests in Montana and Northern Idaho in 1923. Eight hundred and seventy-four commercial sales^were made, of which seven hundred and fifty-nine were for am­ ounts less than $100-, and in addition li06 ¡laies were made to ranchers at a nomial cost to cover the expenses of ¡administration by the forest ser­ viced i; in which the forests are receive 25 per cent of the to­ tal receipts of the forests-for school purposes and the forest service ex­ pends, an additional 10 per cent of the'receipts on road maintenance within 'the forests. *• .- i ** Ranger Halvorson reports that the government hunters who went on to the Gun River game preserve a week ago' have succeeded in killing three 'mountain lions so far. Statement o f Condition o f !.! FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU At Close o f Business December 31,1923 RESOURCES Cash in vault and in other banks ---------- 128,753.57 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 30,360.53 County warrants, real estate, etc. --------------- 25,433.17 Loans and discounts ....... 169,100.33 LIABILITIES Deposits ---------------------292.V93.31 Surplus and undivided profits --------------------- 10,854.29 Capital stock _________ 50,000.00 353,647.60 353,647.60 »x-v/ ‘r i* • • J. W. Quale, prominent resident of Dupuyer, was a business visitor In this city Wednesday. C. S. McDonald, preisdeht of the Stockmens State Bank, was a busi­ ness visitor in Great Falls the first of the week. Choteau Lodge No. 11, I. O. O. F., have moved from the Connor build- ifag to the K. of P. hall, where they will hold their meetings in the future. Their meeting night will be the same as heretofore—every Tuesday. OIL LEASES CANCELLED . 4 »' Counties I* HEALTH NOTICE In view of th vatened epidemic of coi.ttgeous diseuse, particularly meas­ les, ’diphtheria, scarlet fever and small, pox, it is Urged that in all cases of illness of .children, the,nature of which la. unknown, 'great car© ber'ex- .ercised to prevent the possible spread of disease by promptly consulting your physician and guarding -against the possible exposure of others. Attention is called to Section 2478, Revised Codes of Montana, 19231, as follows: “Whenever ahy householder knows or has reason to believe that any person within his family or household has any communicable di­ sease, he shall immediately give no­ tice thereof to the health officer of the town or city in which he resides if within the corporate limits of a town or city or to the county health officer if without the corporate limits of a town or city; and such no tee shall be given at the office of the lo­ cal or county heal;th officer within the shortest possible time and by the ;most direct means of communica­ tion.” It is the duty of any person, hav­ ing knowledge of the existence of unreported communicable disease, whether in his own household or not, to notify the proper health officer and it Is the duty of the health of­ ficer to cause the arrest of any vio­ lator of the above prqvisions. Notify Dr. E. B. Maynard, city health officer of Choteau, or Dr, H. W. Bateman, county health officer. By order of the local board of health. J. W. HALL, City Clerk. is™ William James Watson of Belle- view passed to his ' reward Tuesday morning about 2:00. Mr. Watson, dr Billy, as he was familiarly called, has been ailing for some years, but has been under a physicians care for only a shori time, and the end came swift­ ly and painfully. i stand well up in the list Billy Watson was horn in San 1 Farmers' wishing to secure Netted Francisco, January 18th, 1862. He (Gem potatoes cannot afford to Be­ came to Montana in 1885 and located ^ cure them from any other souroe on a homestead on Willow Creek, jtkan those grown at home. Mr. , TETON COUNTL POTATOES RANK HIGH In a test which was completed last fall of the productive qualities of the registered potatoes in the state of Montana \the Netted Gem potatoes raised'by J. E. Hodgskiss, .of Choteau and IJenry Radcliffe, of Fairfield, He has lived in the Belleview country ever since, engaged in stock raising. In March 1907, he was united in mar­ riage to Mrs. Ida Pauley of Brainerd, Minnesota. Mr. Watson\ is survived by bis wife. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2. The services were held in the Episcopal church, of which ¿is family were members in California before coming to Montana. STATES INCREASE THE PER CAPITA DEBTS Washington, Jan. 29.—The States of the Union spent $120,792,768 more than they received in 1922, making a per capita excess of expenditures over revenue of more than $1.12, In mak­ ing this announcement the census bu­ reau stated' that he state government revenues were sufficient to cover their ordinary running expenses, pay the interest on the public debt and part of the cost of permanent im­ provements, the difference being met by the issuance of bonds. The total cost of government of the 48 states was $1,280,247,898 or $lp82, per capita and total revenue receipts were 1,159,445,130 or $10.71 per capita. The Net Indebtedness ( founded and floating debt less sinking fund assets) amounted to $879,075,619, or $8.12 per capita. ~Tu~ ’iSlI.'^fe per \ capita debt was $4.31. The assessed valuation of property- subject to ad valorem taxa­ tion for state purposes was $106,170,- 655,119, the amount of tares levied was $350,851,753, and the per capita tax levy $3.24. HEIRS CLERK IN NEW COMEDY Walter Heirs’ latest Paramount comedy, “Sixty Cents an Hour,” is due at the Royal Theatre next Sun­ day and Monday. The romantic ad- venturles of a soda clerk at $7.50 a week is the theme. He Is a believer in Coue, bent on making his pet lines, that every day, in every way he is getting richer and richer, come true. Jacqueline Logan is his lead­ ing woman. The supporting cant is composed of thoroughly capable screen players, among them Ricardo Cortez, Charles Ogle and Lucile Ward. Henry Jensen returned from Great Falls Thursday on the Milwaukee, where he had been to have his ear treated. Ho.dgskiss’ potatoes ranked third in the state, producing 27,941 pounds while those of Mr. Radcliffe’s pro­ duced 27,380 pounds. These tests were ' conducted at Bozeman from samples of all the certified seed growers of the state, and in a short time it will he used as a basis for he registration of seed. The Montana Potatoe Growers assoc­ iation believes that production in ad­ dition to freedom from disease should be considered as a standard to work for. c In a test which was recently com­ pleted in Alabama Montana potatoes were ranked higher than any other state in the union in production, which is going to help sell Montana potatoes ad make it a seed producing state. Potatoes of high yielding qualities can only be produced by proper seed selection and -farmers who are inter­ ested in the seed should become ac­ quainted with the methods of eradi­ cation of diseases during the summer by proper vine inspection. Weather Report for January 1924 January, 1924, wag the coldest that we have had in the last three years, having had more days below zero, and the maximum and minimum temperatures averageds have been lower than either 1922 or 1923. The man temperatures for the tfiree years is as'foiroVfH't ‘ ~ ’ , 1922, 19,29 ' ... • 1923, 24.8 : 1924, 17.32 The lowest minimum temperature recorded for the last three years is as follows: 1922, —24 1923, —21 1_924, —32 This year also shows more precip­ itation than during any ‘ of the pre­ vious years. Ruth St. Denis, one of the Terpsich ore’s favorite children, was- engaged to supervise the dance scenes in “Look Your Best,\ which Rupert Hughes personally directed at the Goldwyn studio. She taught Coleen Moore and Antonio Moreno to do th© bea'utiful peacock dance which fur­ nishes the. brilliant climax to the picture which will be seen at the Royal Theatre for two days commen­ cing Wednesday. The elaborate set­ ting, flanked by shimmering silver columns, was designed by Cedri© Gibbons, Goldwyn art director. Washington, Jan. 31.—The resolu- lution demanding the resignation of Secretary Denby was taken up today by the senate after it had passed unanimously the Walsh resolution proposing annulment of the Sinclair and Doheny oil leases. Final action was taken after all efforts- to modify the language of the resolution, so as to eliminate direct | charges that the leases were entered into without authority and in viola-j lion of the law had been voted down. Eighty-eight senators cast their bal­ lots. Mrs. Julia Humble of Bynum was a business visitor in Choteau Thursday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Jones of Bynum |i||visited,friends and' relatives In the. City Thursday. The triumph love and the sur­ geon's knife over the policeman's club ia the redempytion of a fearless crook forms the fertile soil from which springs the remarkable story in \Skin Deep,” Thomas H. Ince’s special production at the Royal to- oay and tomorrow. When the cops in the tenement dis­ trict step up to Bud Doyle, played by Milton Sills, and remark that they would like “to bend a club over his head,” the crook merely cracks a cyn­ ical smile. Later Bud’s pals and bis former wife railroad him into the peniten­ tiary. He escapes but is fearfully injured in making his thrilling geta­ way by means of a speeding train and an airplane. H6t wakes up in the hands of his nurse, a beautiful girl, played hy Florence Vidor. She opens up a line of thought in the crook which the police had failed to open with clubs. In these leading roles In “Skin Deep,” Miss Vidor -and Mr. Sills are at their best. A Noble Ambition The ambition o f this institution is to jus­ tify the coniiednec o f its customers, to be trusted because o f its good judgment, its faithful observance o f duty and its financial responsibility. Conferences with the officers o f 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

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