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

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.'L'.'f- - . -V . — * ' -. . ' J-^ï~F k Ç lV A ■ ' ' -V J ---îSi ï. ' * * . *> ; * VOLUME XI CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY MONTANA, APRIL 11, 1924 NUMBER 40 \ ' GDOLID0E G Detroit, April 8.—Calvin Coolidge yesterday over Senator Hram W. Johnson for republican preference in Monday’s presidential primary. Henry Ford continued to hold a 'meagher advantage over Senator Woodbridge v N. Ferris for jthe demo- fcratic preference. - Returns from 200.6 out of 2890 pre­ cincts in the state \in Monday’s presi­ dential primary show: Goolidge (R)‘ 163,731; Johnson (R) 73,864; Simpson (R) 6,266. Returns from 1,966 precincts give: For president: Ford (D) 29,146; Ferris (D) 25,716. * Both Ford and President Coolidge carried Wayne county (Detroit, fig- TH E TOURIST— A COMMUNITY CUSTOMER The tourist is a community cus­ tomer. When he stops at your camp over night he does so largely because he is attracted by the comforts you have provided. .Your tourist camp is your community sales room and the tourist is your customer. Extend to him the invitation to look over your offerings of community advantages. Furnish him with prices of your land, give him visible proof in displays of products of the possibilities of your section. Prepare literature setting forth some of .the things that you have to offer. Give him a mental picture of the country round about. Furnish him the names of successful farmers in your neighborhood and give him their location. Provde him with lit­ erature, including a picture of your tourist camp, so theat he will carry with ^him definite and correct impres­ sions of your section of the state. Put forth as much effort in provid­ ing him with proper information C 9 n- cerning Montana as you do in provid­ ing for his comfort and you will serve him- doubly well. Your state and ures from all but a few scattered ____ _____ outlying^precincts indicated. Fords »community will be benefitted. margin in Wayne county was 2,834. j yourself in his place. Consider Because of the closeness of the race kind of a place you would choos*. in the rural sections and smaller cit­ ies, where the missing precincts are 'located the outcome of the Ford- Ferris contest still is unsettled. President Coolidge carried Wayne for your home if you were planning a change. You would certainly ap­ preciate complete, accurate informa­ tion, readily available, as to the re­ sources and opportunities offered and MANY REHABILITATED VETER­ ANS READY FOR EM­ PLOYMENT •county by a margin of 15,287 votes the chances are that you would de- over Senator Johnson The more populous centers—De­ troit, Grand Rapids and Flint—failed •to prove the Johnson strongholds .claimed by them and all returned substantial pluralities for Coolidge. The rural sections and the upper peninsula were overwhelmingly in fa­ vor of the pi’esident. A survey of re­ turns early today 'showed that the Californian canned only two of the 77 counties that,have reported. The six comities not heard from represent 107 precinots. PRESIDENT GRATIFIED President Coolidge regards as grat­ ifying the results of the Michigan presidential preference primary. This statement was made today at the \White House. HEATH OF WELL cide to stay in some locality where the people seemed genial and hospit­ able and where the advantages had been so graphically presented to you that you felt that here was a place' or a real home. - So it is with .the average tourist. He, as well as the rest Of us, appre­ ciate service. If we are to sell Mon­ tana, we must bring home to the tourists the many advantages we have here. They must become fa­ miliar with our many opportunities and gain something of that affection for the state which we all have. If we neglect this opportunity to impress the tourist with the possibil­ ities of our communities, we cannot hope to bring him back through fur­ ther advertising. We have already advertised and vhe is answering that advertisement in person. He lias1 come to see and to confirm the state­ ments which have been made through song, story and picture and he has come to discover for himself new op­ portunities and greater possibilities Great Falls, April 8—United States Senator B. K. Wheeler was indicted by a federal grand judy here today on a charge of having accepted money, as a retainer fee after he became United States senator to influence the granting of oil land permits. Gordon Campbell, noted in the western oil states as a geologist and L. C. Stevenson, an oil operator and promoter were indicted with Senator Wheeler. Senator Wheeler is technically oharged with the violation of section 113 of the penal codes. Campbell and Stevenson who were the discoverers of the Sunburst-Kevin oil fields in Montana are'charged in a single -indictment with using the mails to defraud* ,• *“ . . Charles L. Blumhoff and E. H. Dailey, ail men were indicted in a third separate indictment charged with sending fraudulent matter through the mails. Thd size of the fee which it was alleged Senator Wheeler received was not stated officially, newspaper nmn being told by department of justice officials that it was $10,000. The money was alleged to have been paid to Senator Wheeler as a member, of the law firm of Wheeler an'cTBaldwin of Butte and not as an individual. The fee it is charged was paid by Gordon Campbell. Stevensou and Campbell formerly were associates in the oil promotion business but later became business rivals, dividing their acreage in the Kevin-Sunburst field. ¡than he now has in his present, en- vironment. ’ j Many tourist? camps are/jfare. Bales rooms to-which’ th©~ cuatomers'L-Kav^L . T a • . . been attracted. Let’s provide these* A. J. Cowell, one of the old settlers roomg ^uth the most attractive •■of this county and a. prominent sheep merchandise ever offered—genuine in- and cattle mam. ched at the Choteau fonnatioii concerning the opportuni- hospital l^ t s unday at about 12.45 ties offered by Montana communities. .and courageous.grand jury. p. m„ from an attack of heart trouble Now is th/ tlme for action. The from which he has been a suffered tourigt season wiu soon be ‘ here, Jor some time. Placé this suggestion before p a r The deceased was taken sick at his commercia; ciub for their considera- ranch Sunday morning and phoned tion and endorsement, to the Jos. I. Liberty ranch for assist- Let,s get going and make this a ance. He was brought to town, ar­ riving here at about 11 o’clock. One hour and a half later he passed away. profitable year for Montana and the tourist as well. Test out your sales- imanship and benefit by the renewed He was 61 years of age at the time ¡confidence it will inspire within you •of his death. About o5 years ago he jn y 0ur town, vour communitv aud came to this country from Missouri ¡y0Ur state. aud engaged in the livestock industry shortly after liis arrival. About a year ago lie interested California cap­ ital in a pure bred sheep venture and the Los Angeles Sheep Co. was the result A herd of Rambouilettes be­ ing run on the Cowell ranee. He was part owner and general manager for this company. WARNS AGAINST KLAN Says a Fulton (Ky.) paper: “In liis charge to the grand jury this week Judge Hester gave his opinion of the Ku Klux Klan in no uncertain terms. He asked that if any member of the jury was affiliated with the klan that The body was shipped to the fam- ¡be stand up and say so aud he would ily home in Los Angeles, where inter- jaf once be excused from service on ment will be made. It was accom- J tlie jury. In the course of liis re- panied to Great Falls by a number ¡marks Judge Hester read the consli- of intimate friends of the deqeased as ifution of the United States and of the far as Great Falls. Mrs. T H. Givens i Commonwealth of Kentucky to show a close friend of the family, accom-¡that the Ku Klux Klan was an orgau- pmed the body to its rjsting place in Nation quite outside of tl\> law and California. • (might easily be called an outlaw, lie Deceased leaves a widow and two ¡stated that there were some good Great Falls, April 9.—United States District Attorney John L. Slattery for the district of Montana this afler- noon made the following brief state­ ment upon the indictment of Senator B. K. Wheeler of Montana by the fed­ eral grand jury here yesterday, in answer to statements made in the senate today. “In answer to Senator Wheeler’s insinuation of his indictment by the federal grand jury being a ‘frameup’ I have this to say: The indictment of Senator \Wheeler was based upon le­ gal and competent evidence deemed sufficient, presented to an. intelligent As. announced in this paper some weeks ago, the local post of the Amer- ican .;Legion will stage a Fourth of July-* .celebration this year. At the- post.¡.meeting Tuesday evening, the following were named to head the committees for that affair: 'General Arrangements—C. James Smith. • Rodeo—Ole Lestrud Dance—-C. Denzil McDonald .Concessions—Stanley R. Foot Knowing that in ored to have a Successful affair the ladies will have to take an active part, the boys have granted the Womans Club all of the stands in the park. There is still a small balance due on^tJte Legion pavilion, and the mem­ bers have hopes of making this cere­ bration take qare of the outstanding notes, and blU|. ~‘.*As far as we cn learn at present Choteau is the only town in this part of-the state putting on a celebration this year, and this should insure a large crowd, when the fact of its natural advantages, such as plenty of shade, abundance of cool and pure water, good roads and business hous­ es. of the best, is taken into consid­ eration. daughters, Mrs. W. H. Leeds and Miss Helen Cowell, and two brothers and a sister, Chas. and Mrs. Amy Timo­ thy of Los Angeles and Ray of Regina Sask., Canada. men in it who had entered under a misapprehension but called upon the jury and the public in general to be­ ware of the organization. Belle Kemptei*. -v zr president of the Rebekah lodge of Montana will jThe hostesses are visa the .oval order tonight (Friday.) Ray, Mrs. Butchart and Mrs. Wilcox Great Falls, April 9.—There is no intent to humiliate Senator Wheeler in any unnecessary way or to inter­ fere needlessly with his duties as a United States senator, John L. Slat­ tery, United States district attorney for Montana declared today in com­ menting on a statement issued by the Montana senator. In his statement Senator Wheeler attributed his indict­ ment by a grand jury here yesterday to a desire on the part of sinister in­ terests to interfere with his work as prosecutor of the Daugherty inves­ tigating committee. \So far as I am concerned,” said Attorney Slattery, \the Senator Wheel er case will take the regular chan­ nels andif it should be tried in this jurisdiction it will not come up for at least two months. This would give him all the time he needs to conduct his investigation.” Miss Helen Hanson returned home Thursday from Great Falls where she had been spending the winter. Several from here attended tlie Padereswki concert at the Grand Theatre, Great Falls last week. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Nelson transacted business in Pendi'oy the latter part ¡of the week. j ..Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wagnild were ¡guests at the ranch home of his father, Ole Wagnild, on Sunday. O. F. Schaefer was a business call­ er in Choteau on Friday. Bernard Nelson has purchased a Maxwell touring car from M. E. Jones' • Mil, Magda Wagnild from Dutton spent Sunday with home folks-south of town, \• A M. 'Rongstad and M. E.. Jones left for Whitefish last Sunday via Conrad on a business trip. Mr and Mrs. P. J. Reed and Jack Ri-ed motored to Farmington Wed­ nesday evening. Nick Gerich was among those in Choteau on business Monday. Geo. Wright and children, accom­ panied by Mr. and Mrs. B. Nelson motored to Choteau Sunday. Mrs. Jim Barnes and Mrs. P. J. Re od visited the Agawam school on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Wm. Doyle was in town shop­ ping on Monday. General Frank T. Hines, director of the'U. S. Veterans Bureau, announces ¡that between 1 end July 1, 1924, there ¡will be 721 men in the tenth dist'iet (v.htch includes Minnesota, North Da­ kota, South Dakota and Montana, who will complete their voctional training courses, and beready for employment. These men, as a result of wounds received in battle and of sickness and injuries received in military service during the World War, were made incapable of carrying on the tbe par­ ticular lines of occupation that they pursued before entering the wr. The United States government, in order to make them productive factors in our country’s work and development, is endeavoring to educate and to train them, so that they will be able to make their living in new lines of oc­ cupation wherein their physical and mental abilities will be equal to the demands made upon them, The Veterans Bureau can go only so far j \ the rehabilitation of these men. It can train* them up to the point of employability, and then it must call upon the various employers of tbe country to carry on from that point. — * — These men served their country and they now only ask for a fair chance to become employed in the lines o^ industry, for which they are trained and wherein then can faith­ fully serve their employers and so­ ciety as well. Therefore any one who has a po­ sition for a skilled workman in any line of trade or industry is urged to write atj once to the nearest office pf the Veterans Bureau, stating his needs and the bureau will furnish a pood man for the position. Write the U. S. Veterans Bureau at Fargo, N. D.; Sioux Falls, S. D.; Helena, Mon­ tana: St. Paul or Minneapolis, Min­ nesota. A quarantine calling for the ex­ clusion or inspection of all livestock, meats, hijies, fruits, fodder, vegeta­ bles, milk, cheese, butter, cattle' cars and even farm hands from the state of California was ordered Wednesday by Governor Dixon to prevent the spread into this state of the foot and mouth disease. One-day old chicks may-be shipped into the state, under the proclama­ tion, under certain regulations, as ¡may trees, shrubs and roots and bi- Bu- ¡olqgios if released by the U|. 8 ireau of Animal Industry. All forms of livestock, dressed car- | casses of beef, swine and other rumi- -So is l PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS NOTES The following eighteen pupils of second grade received Palmer pins: Adeline Bennetson Walter Logan The Ladies Industrial will meet at the church parlors next Wednesday. Mrs. Lyon, Mrs. income tax rates, in accordance with the plan Secretary Mellon; a special Washington. Apri 1 8.—The New revenue bill was ordered favorably reported to the senate today by Ute fiLane committee It provides. ac ifeported, for i retro­ active reduction of 25 per cent on 1923 income taxes which are payable this year; pei’manent revision of the Statement of Condition of NATIONAL BAM OF CHOTEAU ✓ At Close of Business March 31,1924 RESOURCES Cash in vault and in other banks --------- 86,515.11 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 50,433.37 County warrants, real estate, e t c . _________ 24,892.18 Loans and discounts ___ 165,346.45 LIABILITIES Deposits ...... ...... ...... — 266,098.86 Surplus and undivided profits --------- 11,088.25 Capttal stock _________ 50,000.00 327,187.11 327.1S7.11 reduction of 25 per cent in taxes on earned incomes; and repeal of many of the miscellaneous and excise taxes. Scope Narrowed The scope of tax reduction was nar- nowed, however, from that provided by the house bill, warning of a treas­ ury deficit under its terms leaving ¡forced restoration of some of the mis- icellaneous taxes stricken out during ¡house consideration of the measure, i The measure was ordered reported on a strictly party vo(e, 9 to 7. Dem­ ocrats announced their opposition was based' on the Mellon income rates schedule carried by the bill. The committee will be called either tomorrow or Thursday to take up tbe soldier bonus bill, Chairman Smoot said. He predicted not more than three dayd would be required to get a report on the bill. The chairman does ’ not expect to call tbe tax bill up for consideration in th“ senate before the middle of next wek THE PHEWT The city election of last Monday was rather a quiet affair only about 150 ballots being cast. The only con­ test being in the first ward wrore E. J. Crary and Otis Mellon were after the alderman’s job. Mr. Cra.ry re­ ceived 61 votes to 51 for his opponent. In the second ward John G. Jackson was re-elected. Mayor Coffey, candi­ date to succeed himself, received 155 votes. Whereas, it is essential to the con- fort. welfare and prosperity of the people of the United States that abun­ dant forests, widly distributed and maintained in a condition of high productiveness, be forever wsely con­ served as one of our greatest natural resources, and Whereas, because of our constantly increasing need for wood and other forest products, together with our past failure to provide for reforestation, we are drawing upon our supplies of timber four times as fast as they are renewed through growth, and Whereas, the most formidable ag­ ency of forest destruction and preven­ tion of reloi;es tation is fire and. of the fires which annually devastate vast areas, four-fifths are ascribed in origin to human agencies and virtu­ ally all may be controlled and made innocuous through prudence, care and vigilance, Therefore, I. Calvin Coolidge, pres­ ident of the United States, do urge upon the governors of the various states to designate and set apart the week of April 21-27, 1924 as Forest Protection Week, and wherever prac­ ticable and not in conflict, with state law or accepted customs, to celebrate Arbor. Day within that week.. I also urge all citizens, either in associa­ tions or as indlvduals, all schools, and ¡the press of the land to give common thought to the protection of our for­ ests from fire, to the end that, in the future as in the past, these forests may supply us with wood, protect the purity of our streams and otherwise serve the people of the United States. In Witness whereof. I have here­ unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affix­ ed. Done at the City of Washington this 15th day of Feb., in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four, and of the indepen­ dence of the United States the one hundred forty eighth. CALVIN COOLIDGE By the President: CHARLES E. HUGHES. Secretary of State. Orval Talifson Carol Meltzer Dfrnblazer ■p’fljjrflj' Anna Lee Laura Miller Warren Rhoads Warren Burch John Robertson Bessie. Jacobson Guy Upman' Jessie Moore':' .‘ 7 ..Gerald Archibald ' Marie Amaline Mary Do'rnblazer of the second grade has moved to Sunburst where she will finish the term A number of the children from the first grade have been absent on ac­ count of sickness. Richel Andrews is absent from the sixth grade on account of sick­ ness. Mrs. Foot was substituting in the sixth grade for Miss Andrews Mon­ day. The following pupils are absent from the seventh grade this week: Morris Talifson, Grace Andrews and Charles Cohoe. The public school, after being closed for one week, opened Monday, April 7. but with the lowest attend­ ance of any day in the year. Tues­ day’s attendance showed very little improvement. The children who intend to take part in the field meet have been find­ ing out what they can do. Anne Eckford, Helen' Cohoe. Lil­ lian Spears, Blake Andrews, Law- rense Taylor and Phillis Kach are absent from the third grade Edwin Butcher one of the third grade pupils has gone to Sunburst to live. Alta Dornblazer of :he eighth grade has gone to Sunburst. —Eva Thompson. ¡nants are absolutely barred, jliay, straw and simllr fodder, j Livestock consigned to other states ¡cannot pass through Montana uqj^ss {accompanied by a federal gertificat^ of health and shipped in sealed car&.~ Milk, cream, cheese and other dairy products are excluded unless it is shown that they are made from pas­ teurized or sterilized milk. Fruits and vegetables must be shipped in new containers and only from areas approved by the California agricultur­ al department. -• Because of the exteremeiy coniajf- * ious nature of the disease Governor’s Dixon’s proclamation provides that alL sheep shearers, farm and stockyard. ' laborers in general, coming from tbe state of California where the foot and mouth disease is rapidly eating its Way into the livestock industry, must furnish affidavit evidence that they have not been in infected areas or subject, themselves to a thorough fum­ igation. ; Governor Dixon's proclamation fol­ lows in substance, a plan of defense formulated at a meeting April 1, in Salt Lake of the Western States live­ stock and Sanitary Officials, which was attended by W. J. Butler,, state veterinarian, and representatives of all western states, including Califor­ nia. It supercedes his official quar­ antine issued March 6, or shortly af­ ter the dreaded disease first broke out in the stockyards at San Francisco. Since then it has manifested -itself* in other parts of the state, including. Los Angeles and neighboring counties As far as is known it has not made its appearance in any other part of the United States, though a federal- - embargo has been placed on the stock­ yards at Denver. A special appeal to an stockmen in Montana to cooperate in averting Its spread to Montana has been issued by Dr. Butler, who warns ranchers of the drouth in California which is driving thousands of farm hands out of the state. \The disease is so infectious as to be easily communicated in this man­ ner,” Dr Butler declares,“and stock­ men and sheepmen should make it a point to see that any new hands boil their clothing and sterlizing the ¡shears before permitting them to {come in contact with their livestock.\ RANKIN FIGHTING TO CLEAN UP BUTTE Bufte is receiving at the hands of Attorney Genexal Rankin the most borough and painstaking houseclean­ ing that it has ever had. For clever workmanship, industry and determi­ nation, the mining city has never seen anvthing, since the advent of. rohinition, that is so romplete as the .ttorney general’s system for eradi­ ating the bootlegger and the rum xeddler. Those denizons of Butte have received the shock of their ne­ farious careers. Mr. Rankin has, iti launching his undertaking, the com- nendation and support of all good citizens.—Anaconda Standard. 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 w'ell-reasoned advice. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000.00 5 A ^

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