The Ekalaka Eagle (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, January 09, 1920, Image 1
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\ t - • r VOLUME XII. EKALAKA, CARTER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1920. NUMMI 2 VISITOR ADVOCATES BETTER HIGHWAYS S. A. Holt - and George W. Thomas entertained a few friends Saturday evening at the drug store• with a smoker, in honor of their cousin, Fred A. Hobbs, of Benton Harbor, Mich. Twelve gentlemen attended and eri 7 joyed themselves playing cards, and discussing various topics of interest. Mr. Hobbs is associated in the owner- ship of a steamboat transportation company at Benton Harbor and'is well versed on transportation pro- blems. He gave a very intereiting talk on the trials and tribulations of eastern inter -urban lines since the ad- vent of the gasoline truck and be - lives that the time is not far distance when all short• hauls up to 100 miles with be made by trucks, traversing well constructed and dependable state highways. He urged the_ . people of this section to spread their energies toward building better highways in - instead of worrying about building railroads. Late in the evening a light lunch was served at the Ramme Cafe. Mr. Hobbs departed for his home on Monday. LOOKS LIKE THREE TICKETS. American—As political matters are now shaping themselves in this state, there is apparent very strong possi- bility that there will be/three tickets in the field—democra , republican and non-partisan. ould such be the case, it would, of course, mean a con- test between the democratic and non- partisan organizations, as everyone caring to inform himself as to the strength of these three divisions real- izes of course, that in a three -corner- ed fight of this character the best the republicans could hope for would he third place. In fact, with the non- partisans taking independent action it would practically mean two repub- lican tickets in the field, as at least ninety per ce*t of the non-partisan membership has been drawn from the ranks of the g. o. p. This is espec- ially the situation in Eastern Montana and not so very long ago considered the Gilbraltar of Montana republican- ism, but which now contains scarcely a single county that can in any sense whatever be regarded as reliably re- publican. But should the non-parti- sans decide to refrain from from nam- ing an inde ndent ticket in the race, and shoul Wheeler be success- ful in capturing the republican nom- ination, we may then be prepared for the most spectaculer fight ever wit- nessed in the state of Montana. Many republicans assert that under no cir- cumstances would they support Mr.' Wheeler, but they were equally stren- uous in proclaiming their opposition to Carl W. Riddick, and yet they voted for that gentleman—and surely any- one voting for Riddick should have no .difficulty in reconciling himself to B. K. Wheeler. LOCALS Jack Lamb came in to make a hol- ler on the weather the first of the week. Theo Olsen returned to Baker on Tuesday, having completed the plast- ering job at the court house. The electric lights have also all been in- stalled. Mr. Noble of Belle Fourche who has the plumbing contract ar- rived Monday and is getting his part of the work completed at this time. The county, commissioners met on Wbdnesday with a 4umber of the far- mers and taxpayers and discussed the seed rain proposition for the coming planting season. If applications are received asking for more than $10,000 :korth of grain a tiPecial election to decide on jai - D*4g bonds will be called according'to law, but if the amount need° is below this figure, the com- misioners will take care of the mat- ter through their regular channels. WEATIIER REPORT. The following shows the weather report for January as to the maxi- mum and minimum temperature for the Ekalaka U. S. station: High Low Jan.! 20 7 Jan. 2 34 13 Jan. 3 34 16 Jan. 4 43 14 .Tan. 5 44 23 Jan. 6 34 17 Jan. 7 19 7 Jan. 8 23 10 OUR BOYS WON HONORS The following narrative concerning a Carter County soldier lad appeared recently in the news service of the Montana Newspaper Association and is from the pen of J. F. Lewis, locai historian and photographer: \When the boys came home—the Carter County boys—one of them was decorated with the Croix de Guerre. This young mairwas William J. Kirk- patrick of Ekalaka, a devilish, rollick- ing blade, whose numerous escapades had gained for him the nickname of the \Wild Irishman.\ \It was too tame for him in Michi- gan, where his people lived, so he came west in quest of excitement and adventuie. After trying out every- thing in this corner of Montana, he wept for more worlds to conquer. Then came the great war, into which he . plunged with a fierce joy in his heart 1 -le was first in the infantry and later schooled in the Use of the machine gun. And he saw plenty of fighting. They say he was so fond of it that, he didn't even wait to get to the Germans before he began to ac- quire a reputation as a scrapper. \It was at Soissons that he espe- cially distinguished himself. One day the lieutenant who had the maps got coldifeet and went into hiding. The German guns were busy and the officer, at a loss as to what to do, called.a council of war and asked for advice. Right then and there the Wild Irishman from Montana came into his own. He had held down a claim at the Chalk Buttes, 100 miles from a railroad; had seen service on a Powder River ranch, where he had roughed it amid the wilds and bliz- zards, rounding up cattle and horses. His Strenuous life in the west stood him in good hand and there was noth- ing in the situation to dau p nt him or get . iiim rattled. Calmly he sized up the lay of the ground and, offered suggestions which were acted upon; His plans led to victory and the Ger- man - machine gum nests were cleaned out. \Kirkpatrick was wounded in the leg, tagged, arid ordered to the hos- pital. Before he got there he saw others with heads bloody and ban- daged and stiff ering from serious in- juries of varicus kinds. \Hell!\ he exclaimed, \those poor fellows really • need help,\ and tear- ing off his bandages and throwing away his tag, he made his way back to the ranks. \On another occassion the first lieu- tenant, looking up with his glasses, discovered two enemy airplanes ap- proachiug. Kirkpatriek trained his gun c.n them and kept, firing until they began to \wobble\ toward the grorind. Some of the boys went out to capture them, but \Ire. shot. Ther'i' Kirkpatrick fired on them again and wiped out the crew and the planes were captured. General Petsin in person pinned the Croix de Guerre on the valiant young Americiin soldier. The great general speaks. 'French and English, about half and half, and Kirkpatrick says he could, understand what he said. \When 'Irish' got home he want- ed to celebrate with his ancient cron- ies tike he used ba in the brave days of old, but. fountt the \Old Stand\ converted Into a :loft drink dispens- ary. Add xessing 8'heriff Gee. Boggs he demar stied: \What did you mean by making Montana dry? Didn't you know I was coming back?\ Bogg's answer. was, \Yes that's why we i put dre—an answer which may mean more than is aliparant ' on the sur- face. One. other Cs rter County boy, Jetties Jennings, won the Croix de Guerre, and three; . John Brinda of Al- zada, Henry Benoit': of Ekalaka and J. II. Moore of Ridg way, were decor- ated by General Ps rahing with the Distinguished Service Cross. \What other county with a popula- tion no greater than Ct. ‘rter can excel or even equal this recora I?\ l'HE LOCAL NEWS -OF • ' THE PAST WEEK. Chas. Lavall and Geo. Farwell were up from Sykes on Monday. Frank Becker and J. Y. Creel were over from Baker on Saturday. John Larson was in town from his ranch on O'Fallon creek on Monday. C. K. Putnam has purchased a l ' at from A. L. Shaw in the Park Addi- tion.. `Smater pop? No new candidat- es for public office announced this week. Cashier J. W. Brant of the First National Bank was called to Baker on Tuesday on business. Ben Davis hitched up his Ford de- livery bus on Saturday and went to Baker after some freight. The New Year's dance was held on last Wedhesday evening at the • Play House and a big turn out was noted. Johnnie McCumsey writes us that he has landed a job on the St. Helena, Oregon paper. He is about 40 miles from Portland and likes the country very well. Several subscribers—eleven to be exact—renewed their subcriptionss- to th Eagle the past week and thus signi4ijheir intentions of \staying with the ship\ on the raise in price. The three largest newspapers of Buffalo, N. Y. this week announced a a raise in the subscription price of their papers. The new price is now ten cents a copy. A few years ago these papers sold for 1 cent a copy. The Ekalaka children were given their promised \private\ dance at the Play House last Friday evening. It was for children only, and the little tots had a most enjoyable time. The parents were the onlookers this time and they seemed to enjoy the evening as well as the honored guests. It is to be hoped that the parents will en- deavor to have more entertainments' of this kind for the children. 1 Gene Neveaux spent New Years day with his family in Baker. Warren Brewer was here on Mon- day from his ranch near Rema. Dr. Sherill and Wesley Griffith of Camp Crook were here on Monday. ef The Episcopal Guild meets with Mrs. George Huss Saturday after- noon. THE coming residential section of Ekalaka—Park Addition. Lots are being sold on the easy -payment plan. Better talk it over with Mr. Shaw. The press sheets from the census headquarters tells us all about' taking the census in this section, but as yet we.have been unable to find out who is to ,tackle the job here or in any other part of the county. F. R. Allen was a visitor in town Monday from his -home near Rema. Mr. Allen says they have lots of snow below and around Sykes yet and that cars are not running \by a long shot.\ He returned home Wednesday. Miss Anna Mumedy who spent the holidays at home, returned last Fri- day to Bozeman to continue her work at the Montana State College. She was accompanied by her sister, Marie, who expects to take a business course there. The local members of the I. 0. 0. F. lodge entertained their friends and acqaintances last Wednesday evening at the lodge rooms when the \5th\ was put on. Those who attended sag they had a most enjoyable time and had a big time. In commenting on our raise in the subscription price of the Eagle, and our curiosity to know whether or not our readers were \going to stay with the ship, or let her sink\ Brother C. T. Martin of the Range Gazette says: \We're here to assure you, Brother Dahl, that you need have no fears. We accomplished the voyage from $2 to $2.50 over a year ago. There will be ito mutiny and the sailing wilrbe over smooth waters.\ To Form American Legion To assist the_organizers in the es- tablishment of al'ost at Ekalaka of the American Legion we are herewith furnishing information that will be of interest to all those who desire to add their names to the membership list. Nothing definite has been done to organize the Post at Ekalaka yet, but as soon as answers to certain com- munications are received from head- quarters a mass meeting will proba- bly be called of the returned soldierA and sailors. The American LegioA is the organi- zation of American veterans of the World war. It is non-partisan and non-political. It is a civilian organ- ization—not military or militaristic. Nearly all of its members are men who were civilians before the\war and are now again civilians. It makes no distinction of rank and no distinctions between overseas, men and men who did not get overseas. Any soldier, sailor or marine who served honorably between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 is eligible to membership. Women who were regularly enlist- ed or commissioned in the navy, army, or marine corps. may also join. The American L6gion demunds in- vestigation of the pardon ond subse- quent honorable discharge by the War 'Department of convicted conscientious objectors. It strongly condemns the activities of the I. W. W's, the Anar- chists and the w Intemational socialists. It recommends that Congress should take steps to reclaim arid, swamp and cut -over land to afford ex -service men an op ortunity to establish a home for _themselves mill a fitting place in the constructive work of the country. It demands of Congress the same disability pay for men of the National Guard and National army as now pertains to those in the Reg- uler enlistment. It demands that our Congress shall deport to their own countries those aliens who refused to join the colors at the outbreak of the war and pleaded their citizenship in other countries to escape the draft. It wants to see disabled soldiers, sailors and marines brought into con- tact with the Rehabltation Depart- ment of the Government, which de- parttfient helps them to learn and gain\ lucrative occupations. It de- mands that nationalized citizens con- victed under the espionage act shall have their citizenship cancelted and shall be deported. The American Legion is compo9ed of State branches, and these in turn are mede up of Local Posts. The con stitution states that a Local Post shall have a minimum membership of fifteen. No Post shall be received in- to the Legion until it has received a charter. A Post desiring a charter shall apply for it to the State branch, and the charter will be issued. No Post may be named after any living person. For the convenience of those who desires to assist the committee now at work on organizmg the Post at Ekalaka we have prepared a printed application blank (below) that you may fill out and mail. Until the or- ganization is perfected, we would suggest that these blanks be mailed to H. B. Albert„cashier of the Eka- laka State Bank or to T. E. Nelstead of the Carter County Abstract office at Ekalaka. APPLICATION TO MEMBgitgitIP. My full christian name is Rank, Present address At Red Bluffs, Calif°, 7nia a few r kRazonent address days ago, the local paper, through a typographical error stated that \the prayer meeting at the M. 1 V- church will be hell tonight\. ,This rtling rinnOuncement caused many , rsons to believe that something rea , illy re- markable was to occur at the meet- ing, so the church was crowded. The brethren, feeling greatly e ncour. Wed at the unusual audience were insp ed to eloquence, and thirteen o onversit1 110 resulted.. So much for tin e mistaM of the unregenerute typo...-, Ex. Military organizations in which I served Civil occupations I hereby subscribe to the Constitution of the AMERICAN LEGION and apply for enrollment in the Post at Ekalaka, Montana of Montana State Branch. , (Signature.) IF IT WERE ONLY TRUE- , Bill Nims who is sunning himself down south at the present time and taking in the sights around some of those southern states, may or may not have stopped off in his old home town of Maquoketa, Iowa, but from the Inks of the following article that appeared in a Maquoketa paper, it looks suspicious. You fellows here at home may not know it, but we got all kinds of oil here. Listen to it: \Great excitement prevails in Eka- laka, Montana on the subject of oil. Oil is founa, not the refined article, but the kind that comes out of the ground, at the rate .it a thousand bar- rels a lay and maVeb money while you sleep. Land values in the oil belt have gone out of sight and it really looks like a boom. M. K. Mil- ler of this City has land interests at Ekalaka, also Bill Nims, son of J. N. Nitna is located in that vicinity.\ If it were only true. LAKESIDE NEWS. - Miss Eleanor Peabody came from Bowman, N. D. to spend the holidays with her parents. toe Mrs. Fred Loehding and son peter nt Sunday at the home of her son, laus, Jr. Miss Josephine and, Miss Alberta Pangburn returned to Ekalaka to re- sume their school work after spend- ing the holiday vacation with their parents. The Valley still wears its coat of white regardless of the many sun- shiny days the past three weeks. Mrs. A. L. Pangburn was on the sick list several days last week. Wm. lAprath and son Leo were Ekalaka visitors Saturday. Several of the young people and some of the older one's took in the Christmas and New Year dances in Ekalaka. . Mrs. Mann Lindberg and daught- ers depArW several days ago ,for the state '13 Minneseartev-where-Cs' er -1•Ali make their future home. Her son, Siguard went last fall with their live stock. A lady in this neighborhood informs us that she went to the city of Eka- laka a short time ago and purchased some groceries. In the order was a sack of potatoes. While she was at dinner a nice jersey cow, what looked like a pet of the town, went to the buggy and helped herself to a glor- ious feed, and being of a generous_ character, after filling its own ape- tite, scattered some on the ground. Some pigs came along and invited themselves to the banquet, with the net result that our lady friend lost some 40 pounds of potatoes. Where was the marshal, or doesn't the city have any? Potatoes at $6.15 a hun- dred are a little too expensive to feed to live stock, especially livestock not your own. PRAIRIE DALE NEWS, Julius Benoit went to Baker Fri- day. Martin Prell and wife attsnded the New Year's meeting of MO. 0. 0. F. in town. Miss Laura Voorhees visited a few days last week with her friend, Mrs. George Gundlach. G. W. Murie came down from Baker recently after his horses to take them to the ranch he has leased up near Baker for the winter. Mr. Murie says his Sheep are wintering fine. 0. M. Strain is building himself a root house for the potatoes he hopes to get \sometime in the years to come when the weather man gets agree- able.') Mi n iis Eleanor Washbur came up from the Liberty Ridge school and spent New Year's with her mother at the A. F.,Strain home. Dave•Harris is busy these days de- livering wood to town. The Red Cross met with Winchell on New Year's day. Some d although I a real old thirty people gathered an the weather man threatene fashioned blizzard for a while, he fa - ter though better of it. Those who ity of the have enjoyed the hospital W'inchell home know without saying time. At that everyone had a good noon, the ladies served a dinner, the playing a afternoon ,being spent in few games. After the lamps were lighted ir few hours dancing -was en- joyed, Miss Eleanor Washburn and Miss Ruth Strain playing the piano. Those who attended had a very enjoy- able time. Mrs. Abbie Winchell made a busi- ness trip to Miles City this week. • proofs the'past week before Clerk of LOWIli, outdoor potographer. Court, L. J. O'Grady. CENSUS TAKERS ARE COMING The Fourteenth Decennial Census is on. .Under the immediate supervi- sion of Paul H. Lynch of Billings, SupeA,v.isor of the Third census dis- trid of Montana census enumerators will call at every dwelling house in this community to secure the informa- tion necessary to fill out the questions containedign the printed census sched- ules. Questions covering the following points will be asked of every person in the United States: Sex; color or race; age at the last birthday; whether single, married, di- vorced or widowed; bithplace and the birthplaces of father and mother and names of both country and province if foreign born; occupation, specify- ing trade or profession, also industry in which employed; whether attend- ing school, able to read, write and to speak english; whether home is owned or rented, and if owned whether the home is free from encumbrance or is mortgaged. Persons of foreign birth will be ask, ed questions concerning these addi- tional points: Year of immigration to the United States; whether naturalized and if so the year of naturalization; mother tongue or language. The census enumerators will call at every farm in this vicinity td secure the information necessary to fill out the questions contained on the agri- culture schedule. Each farmer will be asked questions concerning the acreage and value of his /arm; whether he owns or rents, or Trartly rents the land; the value of the *Ming., machinery and imp* - menta belonging to his farm; the 'a- mount of all crops raised on his farm during the year 1919 and many other qu 'ch cover all possible THERE AS WELL AS HERE. Miles City American—Parties in from Powder river county report un- usual political interest developing in that section; with the democrats jub- ilant at the prospects of a sweeping victory in the coming campagn. Re- publican politicians in that section are said to be seeking a fusion with the non-partisan leaguers, but as the leagures are superior in numbers it is not thought that they will enter into such proposed combination un- less they are permitted to name the candidates as well as dictate the plat- form. Most of the officials now hold- ing office are understood to desire re- eleetion,, and this will further com- plicate the situation, ai s the g. o. p. is said to be already segregated into innumerable factions, despite the fact the new county has been in existence for less than a year. CHALK BUTTES NEWS. Bob VanHook was in Baker the fore part of the week after feed for his livestock. Fred Curts was to Ekalaka on Mon- day on business. Hans Boyd and Tom Peterson put in Saturday in town. There is still quite a lot of snow .in this section, in fact a whole lot'too much for automobiling. A large gathering of neigbors and friends congregated at the home of Mrs. Frank Nettekovan Sunday eve- ning and had a \lively old time\ as one of them expressed it. The occas- sion - was a surprise or shivaree party in honor of the recent marriage of Frank Nettekoven and Minnie Com- fort. They were married in Miles City on Wednesday evening, Decem- ber 24th, at the Olive hotel by the Rev. J. Forsythe Smith. F. P. Hil- gren and Harriet F. Lundy attended them. Both bride and groom have re- sided in this section for a number of years and each has a host of friends and acquaintances. They will make their future home on the brides home- stead. Those who attended the party Sunday evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Temple Bail- ey, Toni Petersonfl Rena Peterson, A. Betzel, John Elmore, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vanllook, Schults, Hans Boyd, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Lyles, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Curts. Refreshments and games were played. Hans Boyd, George Thompson and }terve Massengale made homestead A