The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, April 04, 1924, Image 1

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- . , - - * & ? $ £ • - ' V T .y/ ' ; feäjjfc 'S Z J «r y . y ; ^K^B*jy¿Á’a r -j N3ir$\' ’ I ; Jl»,\. A .- T §“ÎV- : ■'-•- \7 <'i;'-;.-7\ vij-f&r \\\ ............. ... -yorlcal * # » Ç B £ £ f a * ’■ J ' „' ^ S 4 > -, * Vis* VOLUME XI CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY MONTANA, APRIL 4/ 1924 .'rrr . _ ‘ “ • _____ NUMBER'39, BILL WILL GO BEFORE PEOPLE AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION The fight to tax metal mines of Montana upon the gross production \basis is to be carried to the people of the state in a measure to be initi­ ated for submission to the voters at the next general election. The bill as to be submitted to the people, is declared not to increase taxation, buit to equalize the burden of providing revenue for the state government among mining, agricult­ ure, business and the various other industries of the Treasure State. Baspd upon the production for 1923 the measure widll raise approximate­ ly $500,000 from natural resources of Montana which now escape taxation, entirely or pay but a small portion in comparison with other industries. Proceeds of the metals mines tax will be divided equally between the public schools and the state treasury. Direct benefit of the law will be re­ ceived by every child of school age in the state and other taxes for the school purposes will be reduced to the extent of a quarter of a million dollars, if the figures on 1923’s pro­ duction hold good as a. basis for esti­ mate. The local forest office has been ad­ vised by the forester that government photographs can now be purchased by the public at a very reasonable cost. Enlargements, lantern slides, trans­ parencies and water color prints may also be purchased and anyone inter­ ested may secure further information by calling at the local office. C. A. Butler, the Ear Mountain ranger, has returned from a three month’s detail in the district office at Missoula and will proceed to his station headquarters at Ear Mountain in a few days. Miss Mary Elizabeth Forrest has resumed work in the local office pre­ paratory to talcing the place, of Miss Iphi Mills, who is being transferred o Missoula. Gi A. Fredrikson arrived last night rom Stark, Montand, where he has een employed during the winter by he A. C. M.v Cc. at else ef their turn­ er camps. C. L. McVey returned to his station t Blackleaf Monday after a six week’s detail in the supervisor’s of­ fice. Among the projects approved for •onstruction on the Lewis and Clark orest this year is a bridge across the Teton River near the forks of the river. ' Feed in Transit Rate Now Assured Forest Permittees The U. S. forest service has been interested in developing plans for the use of unused sheep range inWestern Montana and Northern Idaho, and Supervisor Myrick of/ the Choteau EXPECT LEVY REDUCTION MEAS­ URES TO BE REPORTED IN SENATE MONDAY Washington, April 1.—Assurance that the tax redutcion bill would be passed this session and prediction that the soldier bonus bill would be enacted into law before congress ad­ journs was made today by Chairman Smoot of the senate finance commit­ tee, as leaders of both parties and SUPREME COURT DECISION ENDS FIGHT ON PART OF THE HOBSON CONTENDERS .¡Helena, April 1.—The Montana su­ preme. court in an opinion handed down-Tuesduy affirmed the judgment of District Judge W. E. Carroll in the Judith Basin county seat litigation, thereby establishing the permanent seat of the county government at Stanford, where it has been tempor- President Coolidge centered attention arily\. stationed since the creation of on the legislative program. Senator Smoot told the senate the ¡tax bill probably would be ready for a report to the floor by Saturday. A drawn out discussion with Sec­ retary Mellon Tuesday on the tax bill forced over until tomorrow conclu­ sion of the hearing of the treasury secretary before the finance .commit­ tee, Mr. Mellon was asked particular­ ly to present his views on the estate tax, which was increased by the house and which is oppose.d by many sena­ tors in favor of an inheritance tax. He read only a small part of a pre­ pared statement on this however. President Coolidge took a hand in the senate legislative situation, dis- the. '¡county. In ,passing upon this matter, under an appeal from the district court, the supreme court upholds the right of an elector ¡o cast his vote and to have thait-'.Vdte counted, regardless' of the failure of a county official or election official to carry out to the full cot - - - ; tent' -the administrative duties impos­ ed upon him by the election laws. It ^further, in referring to section 727, relating to the procedure in cas­ es of-ballots of absent voters, says: “We hold that where, as in this in­ stance, the question of the right of I Nick Gerich was a business valler in .Choteau last Friday. Otto Wagnild is the happy owner of a Ford touring car. A number from Choteau attended the dance here last Satudray evening, Miss Ethel Nyberg and J ob . Lind- seth motored to Choteau Saturday afternoon. Geo. Porter of Porter’s bench was hauling grain to town last week. A. M. Rongstad transacted business in Conrad Friday. M. Jones and son were in Pendroy the fore part of the week. Mrs. Geo. Wright, who underwent an operation at the Mayo Clinic, is getting along nicely according to the FORMER DEAN ÖF COLUMBIA LAW, SCHOOL IS TO BE NATION'S LEGAL CHIEF Washington, April 2.—Harlan Fiske Stone of New-York has been selected, by President Coolidge at attorney general. Mr. Stone, a native of New Hamp­ shire, and 51 years old, has served since 1910 as dean of Columbia uni­ versity law school, and recently de­ signed to become an active member t of thq New firm of Satter- socond report received by her hus-?e.e> Canfield and Stone. He received bsLticl on Monday jOis law education *at* Amhsrst and. Mrs. P. J. Reed spent Wednesday j adruittecl to the and Thursday in Choteau, guest of j ^ ew J ^ k in l89S. He is a direc- Mrs. Otto Wagnild. • ¡tor of^the Atlanta and Charlotte Air HORSE NEARS 51ST YEAR ... . . ... forest office has just .been advised * 7 \ Viewing the approach of spring w itnlthat the-Northern Pacific. Great Nor- . apparent nonchalance, 'Clover, reput ed to be the oldest living horse in the world is nearing his 51st anniversary on the farm of a clergyman of Cr.ti- wissa, Ponn. The rigors of winter hal no effect on the oifl horse, lor his ovnei pro­ vided him with i special box stall lined with straw, and a double blan­ ket. Regular exercise every day and warm food are said to have helped him weather the dangerous season. Clover still boasts a full mane and all his teeth. His body is without a blemish. Such is his fame that he now enjoys a pension from the Jockey them and Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway companies now pro­ vide a “feed in transit” rate from points in tEastern Montana. -The present tariffs now permit’ grazing in transit going either east or west for a period of one year at points di­ rectly intermediate at a “charge of $5.85 per car with special charges’ where out of line service is involved. Since there are now many disap­ provals for sheep range on forests in Eastern Montana those desiring do ship to markets at Seattle, Tacoma. Portland or California can secure grazing permits on forests in VVest- question, the elector to yote under the circum­ stances herè disclosed is not raised until' after election, the provisions of __ _ _ ______ _ ____ . section 727 above will be held to be cussing programs with several sena - 1 directory, and that the failure of the tors at individual conferences. He ¡county clerk o perform his duty will was saicj to favor immediate action !not operate to disfranchise the elec- “The Truth in its on the revenue bill, passage of which ! tors who were duly qualified and referred to tl he believes will give an impetus to ¡without fault, business if modeled along the lines of | The fiaht ‘ between the towns of Hobsgn and Stafford for the location Senator Smoot said republicans had of \the* county seat is one which has pressed, disposition of the tax bill (been waged constantly since the in- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Doyle entertain­ ed Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barnes and fam­ ily, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gerich and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Petri and family and Orville Wright to a de­ licious dinner last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Young of Great Falls were attending to business here Wednesday. Otto Wagnild motored to Choteau Tuesday evening. with as fmuch speed as was safe. \Vhile ^denying reports that he had told 'the president the bill could not pass' bjefore June 10, he later reiter­ ated ¿/statement made after a recent White-' House conference that it was unlikely the bill could be passed be- itation of the movement for the cre­ ation of the new county. At\ the general election in Novem­ ber, 192i>. the electors were called upon to i xpress by ballot their choice of a pip <-e for permanent county seat. The rh al candidates were the towns fore the national political conventions ¡of Stanford and Hobson, and upon the and''tiiat only a recess could be .taken ¡face of the returns Stanford was Club of New York. 'era Montana taking advantage of.“ the Until recently, he did active serv- u recently, ne cua active sei v- «feed in transit” rates and fimp'it. of vice. At the time of his 20th birth- catena!, advantage. day anniversary, Clover pulled a j soine instances the grazing sea- buggy with two men over an ordinary <..on ¡s considerably longer and sheep dirt road for two miles in the time insurance against fire in the Western of 4:25. A standing offer of $1,000 forests can now be secured for about for his hide when he dies is said to 5160,50 per annum, based upon a val- exist. , uation of $25,000.00 and\ after the Among Clover’s many benefactors sjieep have-left th e forest a return is Mrs. Warren G. Harding, widow of cun- secured, thereby making the the late president, who donated $ 10(1 icost of insurance for four months, for the care and comfort of the dean of he equine world. at about based on this valuation, $40.00 per season. ■ ------------ : ’ Additional information regarding “TO THE LAST MAN” BIG STORY ranges available, etc., will be gladly One of the foremost ings of the current Paramount picture, screen offer season is the 'fo the Last furnished by the forest service. ‘On the Banks of the Wabash,” the Man,” which is due a the Royal next ^itagraph special production which Sunday. Lois Wilson, Richard Dix, 1 -%vni be shown at the Royal Theatre Noah Berry, Robert Edeson and on Wednesday and Thursday is based Frank Campeau appear in leading on the famous song classic written roles. • ¡by Paul Dresser. The picture, produced by J. Stuart Blackton, deals with Indiana and In­ diana folk who live- along the banks of the famous river. The story cen- production, “The Dangerous jters about a fine old character, “Cap a First National attraction ¡Hammond,” quaint in humor, strong at'that lime. * { ¡successful uKE CHIEF f WHAT THE LEGION FIGHTS The Wall Street Journal, which carries at its masthead the motto, its proper Uso,” re- the service men of the United States in these words: “To grant these panhandlers their unearned and indefensible dole would settle nothing.” So it is “panhandlers” now. And in 1917 it was “the flower of Ameri­ can youth.” Who has changed, the service man or the flag-waver of 1917? Every self respecting service man knows the answer. Has the time arrived when a man who fought in the World War must apologize for having done his duty? Will the Wall Street Journal succeed in establishing the tradition that ser­ vice in the World War was disgrace­ ful? Can it place the brand of beg­ gar upon those it once hailed as heroes and get away with it? Vilification CLAIM LONG STRING OF FORMER RESIDENTS DUE TO STÀRT BAGK TO MONTANA LEADERS ARRIVE IN WASHING­ TON TO PREPARE DETAILS OF CONVENTION EFFORT Once upon a time, as all good fairy stories' go, the slogan. “California or Washington, April 3.—Managers of the campaign of President Coolidge of this type—a type S«r num i , SUCV b0°riSli bad taSte that — U1.UU uu> Luu ?„„phr?s ilg condemns it worse tlon by the senate, however, his than *.nj aigumen. serves -.the Le- j-iaition\was sent to t^e '’aoitol i gion admirably. It proves to the ell- -apuoi gible non-member that the road to justice lies through the ranks of or­ ganized veterandorn. Alone, the vet­ eran is powerless in the face of such cheap atta\ks. United with his fel­ lows, he can laugh at them, for then the attacks are powerless to prevail. Line Railway company,' and other corporations, and is a republican, al­ though he never has taken a leading part in politics. Summoned to Washington yester­ day, Mr. Stone Jiad a,breakfast con­ ference today with President Coolidge and was presented by the president to a number of his callers, including the republican leaders of the -senate. In selecting Mr. Stone, Whit? House officials said the president be­ lieved he has been able to accom­ plish the purpose he announced yes­ terday of finding a $75,000 of $100,000 man to serve in a $ 12,000 job. The prospective attorney general is not a stranger to the president, the two having been friends since college days at Amherst. Mr. Cool- idgo received his bachelor's degree one year ahead of Mr. Stone. The names of Mr. Stone and Chief Justice Arthur H Rugg of Massachu­ setts supreme judicial court have been the two most prominently con­ sidered by the president from the time of the retirement of Harry M. Daugh­ erty, and final decision was made on Mr. Stone because of the exeeutive ’3 feeling that Massachusetts had more than her share of high federal offi­ cers. Mr. Stone has been on leave of ab­ sence from Columbia for the past year and his resignation as head of the law schojl is effective at the close of the scholastic year in June. The resignation will now be made effect­ ive immediately upon his conflrma- nom- today. Selection of Mr. Stone doubles the representatives of New York in the cabinet, as Secretary Hughes Is accredited to that state. .bust” was on prartiajliy tongue j*o.\ the republican presidential nomi- nr,a +i,o uract+i-nrri mui-oh t/-, tiio lnmi nation, feeling that by the tnd of April, enough ALL STAR CAST IN “THE DANGEROUS AGE” In the selection of the cast for this latest Age, which is coming to the Royal on in manhood, who rises to an emer­ gency and provides the thrill of the picture, a climax startling in its im­ mensity. Monday and Tuesday, John M. Stahl, the noted producer, has more than fulfilled the promise implied by the term “All star.” Lewis Stone heads the list as the personification of the title. The story is an original Horn the pen of Francis Irene Reels, and treats interestingly of the domestic prob­ lems and affairs of an average Amer­ ican family. It contains a near tragedy, several melodramatic thrills and plenty of suspense and humor. Adults 35c, high school children 10 c. March, 1924, was not an exception­ al month except in the number of cloudy days a 3 compared with 1922 and 1923. The precipitation even though it seemed there was a large amount was only a little more tlian the last two years. In 1923 the total precipation came in four days, in 1923 in five days and this year it 25c and ¡stormed some on each of seventeen days. and the westward march to the land of sunshine and oranges has not ceased even today. But former Montanans who have habitated with the native sons are about o retrace their steps and it is estimated that from 4,000 to 5,000 of them will start on a trek back to the Treasure state this summer. The figures, estimates of the num­ ber that may move this summer, were given out in Great Falls by E H. Wilde, general passenger agent of the Josph O. Young and Miss Ruth .Minerva Baker of Gilman were mar­ led Tuesday in the office of the clerk of the court, the ceremony be­ ing performed by Justice of the Peace J. E. DeHaas. Miss Dorothy Long- muii and W. N. Streeter were the witnesses. delegates will have been chosen and instructed to in­ sure his selection, are turning their attention somewhat to convention and aftei convention activities. Miss Elizabeth Kraber, daughter of William M. Butler, chief of the Mrs. Lewis Thompson, returned Tnes- Coolidge campaign manager, arrived ¡Any evening from Dillon, where she is in Washington Thursday foi a series ,taking the teachers course. Miss of conferences wita th'» president IKraber will take the next quarter’s and Frank W. Sterns James II. Rey­ nolds and others of the campaign Stan’ Among the m a ttes to be de­ cided soon is the selection of a man Great Northern railway, who was in ]t 0 put Mr. Coolidge’s name before -.lie that city from St. Paul. Mr. \Wilde states that the impending movement of- Montanans from California back home has been largely due to vigor­ ous campaigns sponsored by chambers of commerce, commercial bodies and civic bodies in towns of this state. While some Montanans are only corning back during the vacation period, it is reported that many are returning to again make their homes here. The advertising campaign that has been conducted in leading magazines of the country, exploiting the Pacific northwest, by the Great Northern, Burlington and Northern Pacific rail- ,! ways, is having a great influence over I I 4 1 « # . •••* X f M T T f ! 1 r 7 / \ n f n f n « / 1 Cleveland convention. The nominating speech for a candi-j date usually is made by a member on the delegation from the candidate's 1 home state and. if this custim if fol­ lowed, Senator Lodge, the republiciin leader of the senate, or speaker Gil- lett probably will be chosen. One of those in attendance at the conference declared the prfesident lia no intention of writing a platform, if it appears certain when the conven­ tion meets that Mr. Coolidge is to be the nominee, his views as to a plat­ form, however, undoubtedly will have considerable weight. The convention committee on ar­ rangements, headed by David W. work by correspondence, being one of the honor students of thaa institution. Attorney Bert 1 . Packer returned last, week from Seattle and other coast points. County Attorney Stanley R. Foot has resumed his duties at (the court house after a couple of week’s spent on the coast country. NEW INDUSTRY FOR CHOTEAU Choteau has a new industry this week. The Mozer Shoe Shop has eq­ uipped itself to manufacture auto tops of all kinds. It will be able to make a top for any make \of car, or will make one of any style or design that is wanted by the customer.'The definite arrangements have not as yee bee made, but the intentions of the proprietor is to do all kinds of auto top work. Most of the material is on hand now, and with that on the road, the Mozer Shoe Shop will- be able to make you a better top for your “flivver” or other make of o r than can be purchased from the companies It is reported that William Reiq- uam has announced his candidacy on the republican ticket for the office of heriff of this county on a platform >f a “continuance of an arnest effort o reduce the expenses connected with the operation of the office.” With mileage bills running up to the hundreds of dollars, do you think hat he is quite honest in his plat­ form? Statement of Condition of OF CHOTEAU At Close of 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,Y93.3*J Surplus and undivided profits ------------------ 10,S54.29 Capital\ stock ________ 50,000.00 353,647.60 353,647.60\ lithe country, Mr. Wilde stated, and Mulvanane, national committeeman |tourist travel from all over the Unit-'from Kansas, and consisting of more ied States to this part of the country uian a dozen other national commit- [is going to be very heavy this sum- »punieu, will meet in Cleveland April | •mer. 30 to go over arrangement matterss j j “We expect that the travel to Gla- 'and possibly agree on a recommenda- ,'cier park alone will increase 25 perjtiou as to temporary chairman and ■ cent or more this year,” he stated, other convention officers. “The travel to Yellowstone park, and | The# members of the Coolidge cam- in fact, the movement generally to- paign are known to be turning o\. ?r ward' this part of the country is going ’ in their minds a number of possible i to be the heaviest we have had in ¡temporary chairmen and the list in-', some years. 'eludes Senator Borah of Idaho, Sen-! “We are going to get this increased ator Pepper of Pennsvania, former j travel with improved train service ¡governor Lowden of Illinois, Governor < A Noble Ambition The ambition of this institution is to jus­ tify the eonfiednec of its customers, to be trusted because of its good judgment, its faithful observance of duty and its finaxlcial responsibility. Conferences with the officers of this bank are cheerfully given to those who desire seasoned and well-reasoned advice. over the Great Northern. Plans have ¡Groesbeck of Michigan, Governor (not been worked out yet, but .1 be-1Hyde of Missouri and former rsenator -.lieve will include additional trains to ¡accommodate tourists.” ' The joint advertising campaign, which has more than fulfilled the ex- pectations of the three roads which can Legion has been formed by mem Beveridge of Indiana. FORM A “DAD’S” A U X I L I A R Y A “Dad’s” Auxiliary of the Ameri- are promoting it. will be carried on indefinitely, Mr. Wilde said. According to the scheme of a pro­ posed excursion rate for the tfo parks bers of the York Post of the World War organization. Legion members who have enlisted their fathers in the j new organization declared that it is which will probably be put into ef- a success and that they intend to feet some time in June, tourists will ,Pr°mote a movement for the orgnm- have a layover of nearly three hours za^on of auxiliaries in other Penn- in Great Falls. Plans are already s>',vania posts. The auxiliary will under way to devise some means of aPPly for a charter from the state, entertaining them and ' acquainting them with the city during their short stay. AH kinds of good furniture for sale cheap. Inquire of Mrs C. D. Yeager. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000,00 I 12748177

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