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. w . v ^ Ä V i* ,o . u u IM h FW&'- z z z : OF MONTANA, H E L E N A . ' . . w .'-;;v. ' ' * l ,. ** VOLUME XI CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY , MONTANA. JUNE 6,. 1924 NUMBER 48. '■T''•?:> Rainfall In Last .'vv a - , Three Years Is; Low MAKING FARMERS IN MONTANA SCHOOLS Accomplishments of Youths Under the Smith Hughes Act Set Good Example While many farmers and farm lead ers' in Montana are appealing to the national government for aid in mak- Candidate for At LOUISE METTA CLEARY PASSES AWAY AFTER BRIEF ' ILLNESS, T. C. H S. STUDENT enerar' Major L. A. Foot, veteran of the) c. mifg to Montana in 1906 to practice ing farm operations greater success/ world War, and chief deputy in th e ; hi ^ profession with a cousin. 0. H. Foot of Kalisptil. Iu 1913 lie'moved The Mean Maxim'um form 1922 was 365 , 1923 ’65,rand'1924 ’ 68 ;: \ • The Mean. Minimum for 1922 was 36, 1923 36, arid 1924 35. Mean for 1922 was 50, 1923 50, and 192?: 51. .. The Maximum for the 25th of May, 1922 was 85, the 25th of May 1923 80 and the 15th of May 1924 was » 4 . The Minimum on the 6 th of May 1922 was 26, the 2nd of May 1923 22 and the 9th of May 1924 was 24 The Greatest Daily Range in 1922 was 54, in 1923 47, and in 1924 4b. Total Percipitation was 2.19 in .1922, 1.84 in 1923, and .30 in 1924. The number of Clear Days in 7.922, was 6 , 8 in 1923, and 18 in 1924. j The Number of Partly Cloudy Days' in 1922 was 18, in 1923 19, andin 1924 7. I* Number of Cloudy Days in 1922 was i 7, in 1923 3, and in 1924 6 . j The outstanding difference between) this month of May during the last] three years is the low percipation this j year. The thirty hundredths of an. inch of rainfall this year is lower j than ever before recorded at this sta- j .tion. The next lowest was in 1918 \ when there was just thirty-two hund- reths fell. T^is May clear days pre- dominated while- in 1922 and 1923 the cloudy find partly cloudy days were in the majority. Dow precipitation in May does not indicate in any way that June will be dry. At Cut Bank in 1897 they had one inch of rainfall in May and I 7.53 inches in June. At Havre in 1887, .72 of an inch fell in May and in June 9.33. In 1897 had .42 of an inch and in June had 6.39. There, ar.i as many wet Junes follow u j (by Mays as there are dry Juns follow ing wet Mays. ---------- 1 “TRILBY” LIVES UP TO ADVANCE NOTICES It is not often that a widely her alded screen, production so thorough ly lives up to its advance notices ; as production• oL George Du Mauiier’s immortal romance., ChoteauJiari its; ‘ Wednesday and iTfittrtldirj ** -We tkpriot hoBtftate 'to *addr- otor voice to those which have remarked: “It is Du Manner's ¿oral come to Ufa/ Andree Lafayette, in the title role, is a delight. A girl of a type un usual to the American theatergoers she adds to the charm of a vivid per sonality a peculiar talent, and was equally as satisfactory as the iiey denish girl of the studios in the opening sequences and the woman fighting her “handicaps in the later ones. Arthur Edmund Carewe senves heavily as Svengali, his characteriza tion of the difficult role revealing an intellignt conception of Du Man ners’ villain, both in. make-up and in interpretation. there are a lot of boys and girls, also, office of Attorney General Welling in Montana, the sons and daughters , ton D. Rankin, Saturday announced ot farmers, who are setting an example himself as candidate for attorney gen- of self-help that in many instances put eral. the adults to shame, according to C. D. Attorney Foot has been practicing Greenfield of ~the Great Northern Dev- law in Montana since 1916. He eiopment Department. These young'was a candidate for attorney general people are doing this practical work! in the primary election four years ago deputy,'“which position he has credit- thru a number or agencies, tie says and ran second to “Mr. Ranlcin in a nh1v held over sinpA the boys’ and girls’ clubs, but more 1 field of seven candi lates for the Iie- part'cularly through the agricultural publican nomination. He is marrieu departments of the high schools, larg- and the fato r of two daughters, bo‘.h ely'in rural districts, which are con-jnf whom are ^ attending the public ducted co-operatively by the state and, schools of Helena, under the provisions of the Smith -1 liorn in Minnesota in 1832, Major Hughes act. Under this law help is-!*0*'3^ an eiriy age moved with Iris given the high school in the depart-! ‘ Mmot, North Dakota. At m o t i f - r t n r t r t n A i f ziA r f o in r A r m i r f i m o i i f o I tiH \V tllOTv? WCI*€ OUlV 6 \Vil ment named, if certain requirements! LUfn Limv. u'Vrif were omy are met ¡settlers in taut community. lie was , ‘ , . educated in the public schools of Minot A concrete illustration of what the j and later graduated from the state agriculture department in a higii i university law school at Grand Forks, school means in the development of __________________________ _ to Giipteau where he was piacticing when thé call to arms was sounded in 1917. -, 1 • First io Answer Call In Jainuar 1921 he was selected by Attorney General Rankin as his chief deputy,*wliich position • ■-*- — J” ab ly h e ld ever since, Mrijor Foot lias always held a high rank among the legal men of this state.-' Not only does he command the resprict of members of his profession but-has r tlie full confidence of thou sands of-the subs tan ial citizens of this stalte who esteem him as a man of outstanding character, probity and trustworthiness Louise Metta Cleary, age 17 years and 4 months, died at her parents’ resi dence in Choteatn May 31, 1924. 'lie was a junior in the Teton County High School and was one of the most prominent members of Branch 2 of the Girls’ Friendly Society and one of the leading students in her classes at school. She was born January 31, 1907 at Peterson, Iowa, coming ito Choteau in 1916. Louise was ill only two weeks before pasing away and was buried in the Choteau cemetery. She made friends with all that came to know her intimately and her passing is mourned by a large number of Choteauites, as well as her class mates. L I E S E L F Tbe announcement of his candidacy for the post of chief legal officer of Montana has riiet with expressions of warm support of many Republicans. MEASURE IS VOTED DOWN 224 TO 154—EFFORTS TO good practical fanners is furnisheed by the Big Sandy high school in Chouteau County. Tin-: department was established in the fall of 1921 and W. E. Walters was employed as the first instructor. He was a tire less worker, was interested in the work, and with the enthusiastic as sistance of Prof. M. P. Moe foundation was laid. R. E. Cameron was selected as the head of the department and now is jng jj - that sublime confession of Descriptions of the third part of The Messiah, from Standard Oratorios: \If . the Oratorio had closed at this point, a good ¡.^ ilave disturbed the unities, TllL* IÎ6XL y6MI iill- K Unru-lnl r*n*r*irl v o if illtO cl t-llil'Cl \ but Handel carried it into a j part with unduninished interest, open in charge. Mr. Cameron is a Montana boy. was’reared in Montana and is a graduate of the Montana state college. The co'urse of study, -which, has ci10ral responses—‘Since by man been followed in the two years has I came death. and ‘For As In Adam All been animal husbandry, general farm Di(?(, in which th6 effects cf contrast operations, farm shop work, farm | forciW brot QUt The last im- managements and marketing. Under portKUt aria th work, ‘The trumpet the law. each hoy taking the course must carry a home project, plant ing and caring for a field of grain or complete charge of a number of live stock for a year. This home in the same key.and of l'uR same gen eral sentini^jLr-'W'oiri.hy Is Th.e Lamb’ a piece of 1 '^flowing : harmony; ‘Blessing aud':ii^uqi;.’-.;i€-d offcby'Wsses and tenoiv, ih unison, arid repo tied by the sopranos and atevj on the octave, and closing \yitb full harmony on I ne words ‘Forever and ever,’ several times repeated; them the final Amen chorus in which the compoesr evid ently gave free rein to his genuis, not being hampered by words. Other Oratorios may be compared one with another, the Messiah stands alone,—a majestic monument to the shall sound,’ for bass, with trumpet j memory of the composer, an ttnper- faitb. ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth,’ an aria which will never be’ lost. It is followed by two quartets Coolidge describes De sirable Running Mate For Election To -Party Leaders CLEVELAND. O., June 4th.— (By the Associated Press.) — President Coolidge has sent direct word to the republican party managers here de scribing the type of man he wants for a running mate. The president’s word reaffirms fho previous understanding that he wants a man of his own political mind and PUTi does not wish the national ticket to OVER LESS DRASTIC LAW FAIL j represent an attempt to recognize the WASHINGTON, June 3.— The Me-! insurgent wing of the party. Nary-Haugen farm relief bill was de-i Mr. Coolidge has told those to whom feated today in the house. Last min-) he confided liis wishes that the Vice nte efforts of its supporters ao put [ presidental-candidate should be a man thru a less drastic measure also tailed. | who could carry an assurance io the. When the house finally got back to ¡country that should he succeed to the consideration of the McNary-'.iaugen' presidency there would be no change bill, Representative Jones, Democrat, 1 t h e fundamental policies of the ad- Tcxat, offered the substitute in a mo- ministration. tion to re-commit. It was rejected by) With this in mind, the party man- a’standing vote of 101 to 69. A 3 oil agers who are carefully making a pre- call vote ou passage of ill«. bill ili.ai, conventional canvess of availables was taken. obligato will always be admired for its f ipt able record of the noblest s n“v beauty and stirring effects. The.ni'ato'-.of human nature and the high Oratorio closes with three choruses, all <>sf'.aspirations >.t man.” . .ts> Mr. and Mrs.; E. Dolalie and ily and the Harison family were,din ner guests at the H. Evensen borne last Sunday. Mrs. Olaf Lindseth went to Great Falls last Wednesday. Oscar Lindseth and O. Lindseth mo tored down to Great Falls last Thurs day. Fay Tincher, veteran commedienne of the screen, who enacts the role of Min in the Gump comedies, is in the cast of “A Million To Burn” Her bert’s Rawlinson’s latest starring ve hicle which comes to the Royal Thea ter next Friday and Saturday. Clad in an outlandish costume, a travesty on the veiled garb of a classic Salome, she attempts to iniper- seuate Ruth St. Dennis. ‘WEST OF THE WATER TOWER” DUE HERE SOON “West of ¡the Water Tower\ a Paramount picture-with Glen Hunter in the stecilaq role comes 10 the Royal theater-Sunday. Ernest Tor rence, May McAvoy, George Fawcett, and Zaati Pitts are featured. Rollin yStorgeon directed the ‘ production •which tells a“ vivid story and has a -.veavuing for t i l -picture fans. J ’/ - - * ’ ; ond year in $ e class room. Accurate records of. trine, labor, expense and records of. time, labor, expense and returns are .kept tty each boy. Under thri $J£;.leupP!fi by d?in%and: * ciualiy’-meets: j » r a W e i n s & u \ small lr&“% ¿feet - ^Thia-work canried ofl'Targclr- duririg fti'e. Brimmer ^ c h e c k e d up- by tne. agricultural instnictor, who gives advice and suggestions, helping the boy ii. every way to get the most out of his project. How the course has worked out in the Big Sandy school is shown in a number of instances. Possibly the most outstanding is in the case of Myron and Charles Ensl«»y. ’these hoys planted 20 acres in corn in 1923 and as a result the 20 acres netted them $ 1,000 in addition to tlie valu able experience they gained. Russell Hurd, another student in the d^par tin mil, has a liking for live-- _ stock, and he undertook a project in j Rev. L. N. Hoaglaud visited 'viih pure bred hogs. He introduced a type' friends las't Friday and Saturday. Me of Duroc Jerseys in his neighborhood! left Monday for Idaho and has sold many hogs for breeding purposes. The boys do a lot of other things of a practical nature. There Is no harness shop in Big Sandy, and as a part of their training the boys must learn to repair harness. So farmers are invited to bring in their hames3 and have it repaired by the boys. The only expense to the farmer Is the cost of the material required. Just now the amount of harness on hand to be repaired by the boys indicates the farmers are taking advantage of Ihe opportunity. .In addition to the repairing of har ness the boys judge livestock, cult, chickens ad many, other things. YHE FARMING SITUATION ' Though the situation of the fanners is fai^. from ideal, the average condi- 'tjon^if the'American farmer has. iiu- neariy 10. peT'.ceht during t3ie; - '.c V--L'--N'.X- .I:-.; estimate«. of the T>e- rpf*tme$t ^^j/kjgyjp^xosi^ahaw a that •1923 crops haft a' tcrtaT value o f about ten billions of dollars, an increase of more than.a .b.iUlon in orift year. Trial value oi-exports of pmcipal agricultural products from (he United Stales for eight noiuhs ended Feb. 29, 1924, was $1,303,338,000 as com- Pciie.i with $1,233,7 16 , 'O’) foi the same pe:;od during the pvecesdtag year, an increase of six per cent. • I 11 a recent statement, the Depart ment of Agriculture says: \The gen- Hnrokl Lindseth who lies h'-i’H «er-^ eral agricultural outlook for 1924 in i'ng a normal production program. It is apparent, however, that agricultural production this year will still be at tended by difficulties arising from high .vages mil other costs. Rejection ol’ the proposal left mem bers of the house and senate* tann riloc is doubt as to what, if any, farm legislation could be rushed thru be fore adjournment Saturday. The bill was rejected 224 to 154. Compromise Appear» A compromise farm relie*f bill was caawn up today at a conl'!ieuc 0 of members of the farm bloc i.i both the houses and senate which it was indi cated Imo the endr-ement of ihe \v lri<:(. House. Modelling on the lines ot u .» Me- N.-.r Haugen b'll, it w.»id on power tlie war finance corporation to pur chase \exportable surplus” of wheat aud me-.it products, sell these abroad and meet the loss, if any, from the cor poration’s presnt surplus of $161,000,- 000. The new bill will carry the \ratio price” section of the McNary-Haugen ¿measure, which will be invoked to determine when tlie corporation should enter the. market. It i# tq be introduced in- the house promptly,‘..it wa&. stated. . \ - FORM OF TAX REDUCV i ON; •e bill limn, I with the idea of agreeing on a man- will be acceptable..tq...the president and agreeable ( V <’v - - - * p - rte contin uing to discuss Secretary Hoover anil former Governor Lowden of Illinois, almost to the exclusion of others who have been mentioned. Word from Washington that Sena-, tor La Follettc would not be fonnally placed in nomination for the presi dency removed one of the last possib ilities for a touch of an old-fashioned convention and left nothing iu sight But. a ratification meeting. SENATE ADOPTS HOUSE RESOLUTION ENDING SESSION NEXT SATURDAY.—PROGRAM GOES THRU OVER PROTEST OF LA FOLLETTE—VOTE IS 53 TO 3S— MUCH LEGISLATION LEFT TO DIE inusly ill is now reyor-'d 10 be b*'ííf*r Several people we-e out on a pic nic last Sunday. This picnic was enjoy ed by all who attends 1 Joel and Alice Otne-jg B.-ariy lef t Sunday. .uclc-cd 10 FRANK W. MONDELL TO SWING GAVEL FOR REPUBLICANS CLEVELAND O. June, 3.— Frank W. Monedll of Wyoming will be perman ent chairman of the Republican con vention opening here Tuesday, June A huge crowd attended tlie surprise 10, William M. Butler, national corn- party given on Alee Longmuir ¡-¡st mitfeeman from Massachusetts, and Saturday night. The evening was manager of President Coolidge’s cam- spent in dancing and playing cards paign, announced this morning, At midD.ght a delicious luncheon was While the President covered every subject having a direct bearing on the welfare of the people and treated comprehensively those matters on which the public mind is focused, there was one oustanding featrire in Congress will adjourn next Saturday under a lioilfce resolution adopted to day by the senate. Republican and Democrat!^ party leaders joined in securing ' final. ap- SWWi.ttotfe.TXt pr»tejat 8 -.pf„ the taFolli^ta group., of insurgents arid othere.^ijftto .wanted to delay a c t i o n : ,.th e ^ e . w^ts a definite assurancethat - farm' relief railroad and reclamation legislation could be passed. The vote by which the house .reso lution was adopted was 53 to 36. Just before final action Senator l.a his re.x.r address to members cf ibo 1 FoUelte’s proposal for a recess of a Aso -intuì Press, in- session ip New month instead of final adjournment . I was voted down, 36 to 52, and a pro- He again took a firm stand for re-.posai bv Senator Frazier, Republican, duetion of taxation and gavn iinquai-. North Dakota, to delay the adjourn- ifir-d indorsement of the plan formula -1 ment date until Jun. 21, was defeated ted by Secretary of Treasurer Mellon.’.«¡j (Q 53 . It is Iris judgment that the country( i_a Follsttee’s Plan - • does not 1 equity a greater outlay otj Senator La FoUcfie immediati;!/ af- ’• applicaiiou of ¡ter tlie vote gave nolIcf mouey but a greater constructive economy. o fjter the vote gave nouc 0 mat as a j rejo’Cf-entative of one of tim states In facg of failure of Congress to a-.in the area of agricultural depres.riou gree on a\ tax reduction bill, the Presi-jhe felt it his duty \to object from Ibis dent firmly believes that ultimately I time to any legislation which does the reauirements of economy and re- not i-.f.vo iho miipf tiio farmo.. the requirements of economy and re duced taxes will be met in a way not iliconsistent with the greater re sources of the country. Harold .Forrest - of Great Falls, spent a few days the first of Uie .week with his parents in Choteau. . Statement of Condition of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU At Close of Business March 31,192£ RESOURCES LIABILITIES Cash in vault and Deposits _____ _______ 266,098.86 in other banks ............ 86,515.11 Surplus and undivided U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 50,433.37 profits ................. . ..... 11,088.25 County warrants, real Capttal stock ____ _____ 50,000.00 ^estate, etc. __________ 24,892.18 Loans and discounts ___ 165,346.45 327,187.11 327,187.11 served which od by all. was more Gian eujoy- Jtwell Lindseth from Oregon is ex pected ao visit with friends and rela tives this week. Mr. Mondeli, a member of the war finance corporation and a former con gressman from Wyoming, for years has been leader of th 0 republican par ty leaders. He ran for tlie :*-ritcd State senatofs'iip from W’loming bvt was defeated by Senator Kendricav Mr. Mondell wired liis acceptance of the honor of Mr. Butler .today. The appointment is subject to-rati fication by the committee on arrange ments which is considered a mere for mality. . WARREN TO MAKE PLATFORM Charles B. Warren, American am bassador to Mexico, virtually had been ' agreed upon by Republican leade: s for the chairmanship of the reso’utions Several of the Beac-i boys are wora-. committee at the Republican naiioral Mabel Hanson is emp.oycd at the Conners store. ' - Eunioe WaUey and Ruth Andrews visited at the Haynes home last week ond. Mrs. R. Bruce and children are vis iting at her home place. mg up at the reservoir. MORE FORESTS BURNED IN U. S. THAN CUT Frank Howard aud wife, accompan ied by Johnny Weaver, arrived Sat urday from Seattle, leaving there last Thursday afternoon by auto. Mr. and Mrs. Howard are i lanning on re'urn- ine lo the Sound city, but John says that Choteau is good enough for him. not have the relief of the farmer.' Thirty-four Republicans and 19 Democrats ncluding the titular lead ers of both parties voted for adjour nment. The opopsitlon was composed of 14 Republicans, 20 Democrats and the two Farmer-Labor Senators. Judge Green has been in Butte for the past few days tending court and from there he goes to Harve to try » few court cases.. ¡con. fntion. Ambassador Warren is en '-ou“e from Mexico City to Cleveland anu is u:i- d.-istood to have been approached ie- gat-ring the chairmanship prio • ’o his der'trlure from the Mexican capital.; The resolutions comniittoo, which) drafts the platform, is electc 1 bv the) members of the committee consisting; but Governmenffigures show that in agencies depleting our forests, tlie ra tion of burning to cutting is nearly two to one. During 1923, there were 51,891 for- °r on,i delegate from each state, est fires in the United States, burn- 51 was s«iid today by party leaders ; ing an aggregate area of 11,500,000 here that unless something unfore men ( acres with a financial loss in excess cf dei»*tops. Mr. Warren will be c' o.wn. I $16,500,000. ,^Ir Warren prcbablv will no* be abie Some idea of the extent of this rav- io come to Washington to confer with ’ aged area may be gathered from tlie President Ccolidtre before tlie commit-, fact that it is eight times the acreage tee meets but is said to be ivc-ri i»- of tlie French forests destroyed or formed o the desires of the president' damaged tliroughtout the World Wav— relative to a platform. and this too, in one year. ------------------- , Only 26 states are making definite' The American Legion dance last, efforts to protect their forest lands Saturday night was a success and aggregated at 16,000,000 acres, from everybody participated in a good time, fire. From July 1, 1922, to Jun^ 30, The next dance held by the Legion 1923, they expanded $1,826,430 for|will be the 14th of this month. The this purpose. This is only a little boys are contemplating on doing a j more than a cent an acre and^ not i0t more work on the floor, making it enough^to weigh heavily on any tax-'one of-the beat dance floors in this payer. [part of ttfe atate. 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. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU , MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over $65,000.00