The Ekalaka Eagle and Beaver Valley Press (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1920-1922, December 29, 1922, Image 1

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• • • • VOLUME XIV-V. and Beaver Valley Press OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CANTER COUNTY. EKALARA, Carter County, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER'20, 1922. NUMBER 52-4. Ismay And C. C. H. S. Break Even A large crowd attended the basket- ball games at the high school build- ing on Thursday arid Friday evenings of last week. A game was played on each evening between the Carter County High school and the Ismay High school teams and both games were close and exciting. The first game was won by the local team by a score of 31 to 34 and the second game by Ismay, the score being 26-21. On both evenings there were pre- liminary games. The game between the girls of the Sophomore and Freshmen classes on Thursday eve- ning was won by the latter. A pleasant feature of the occasion was the fact that while the boys played the games for all there was in it the best of feeling prevailed at all times between the contestants. Prof. Ward of Ismay said to the Eagle reporter: \We figured on win- ning both games against Ekalaka yet wc do not feel that it is any dis- grace to lose in a contest like that of Thursday night. There has been a marked improvement in both teams, especially in basket shooting during the past year. One feature of the playing was very gratifying to notice. Although the games were as fast and furious as any sport -loving fan could desire there were few per- sonal fouls and for the most part those called were for accidental con- tact.\ Mr. Ward warmly praised our beautiful high school building and said the auditorium was one of the best in this part of the state and re- flected great credit on the designers and builders. The Ismay players were; Arthur Bickel, Robt. Hamilton, Lyle Ship- man, Chas. Lawrence, Robt. and Jack Aaderssor s i F. (4.\%qtret eloach ; Leon Plat)), referee. The local team was composed of John Thompson, Lee Castleberry, Wilton Newbary, Raymond Clark, Edgar Wheeler, Bill Speelmon, Frank Cleveland. Edward Dorgan, coach. RUMOR OUT THAT NEW RAIL- WAY BUSY. There are persistent rumors of the railroad to be built during the com- ing summer from Sheridan, Wyom- ing, to Miles City. Several routes are being talked of, one being down Powder river by way of Broadus. If this route should be selected it would mean much to western Carter county as it would bring the road much near- er to the residents of this section. The Miles City Star says: \It is being generally rumored about the city that already , agents acting for the Montana Railway com- pany, which plans to build south in the spring from Miles City to Sheri- dan, has been negotiating for rights - of -way through the south country, and the rumors indicate that nearly everyone reRidi9g along the route is anxious to see the railroad become a reality and appreciate the fact of what such a medium of transporta- tion will mean to the small inland towns between here and the Wyom- ing line. \It is also rumored that negotia- tions have been opened with a local pa y to operate a boarding house for crew of the men who will be emp yed The construction work as so as spring breaks and per- mits an active start being Made Any amount of conjecture is to be heard, and at least half Ft dozen routes have been picked out by local men who profess to believe that some certain one of the several possible routes will be the one selected. \There has been considerable ac- tivity in the south country during recent weeks, with strangers coming and going, and at least one survey- ing party in the field, it is reported, but no definiate announcements as to the plans of the new railroad com- pany have been divulged to (late.\ Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Mellum, T. C. Mellum and T. Overn arrived Monday from their ranches near Capitol, Mont. They went to Spearfish Tues- day where Mr. end Mrs. Mellum will spend the winter. They purchased a home at Spearfish three years ago and have spent each winter there with their daughter who is attending the normal.—Belle Fourche Bee. HAYS MAKES FOOL MOVE. Somebody is always staking the joy out of life. Right here in the midsts of the Yuletide season when all was bright and serene Will Hays had to go and uncork a vial of bad smell and thus disturb the general joy. Will Hays is the man that they say gets a bigger salary than the presi- dent of the United States. He gets it for bossing the movies. And he has gone and let Fatty Arbuckle out of solitary, figuratively speaking. Fatty has been banished from polite society, even the mention of his name, and his corporosity has been banned from the movie screen. Hays has come out and said, \Let him go to it!' Of course when Hays made his move the anti -Fats took up the matter and the whole dirty mess and villainous smell that people were beginning to forget and trying to forget, was turned loose once more on a helpless and unoffending public. Hays should be fined a half -year's salary. The public is the real jury in the Arbuckle case and he is hearing from them every day through the news- papers and from other sources. All reports would indicate that there is absolutely no change in the general attitude toward Fatty from that which prevailed last April when he was banned from moviedom. There are multiptlied millions of better men than Fatty who are work- ing for a living at hcnest toil, earn- ing their bread in the sweat of their face. It is really too bad, but it be- gins to look as if Fatty and Mrs. Fatty will have to go and do likewise if they need the money. There is a difference between• let- ting a man alone, to go and saw wood and say nothing, and lionizing him. Fatty and his friends, if he has any, ought to be glad to be let alone. They should he glad to have the whole matter 6e0ped and forgotten, and if they hsany ease they would know that the more some things are stirred up the worse they smell, and they should be te last to start the stirring. The Oregon Journal in commenting on the case says: \Mr. Hays has authority to pardon Arbuckle, so far as the movie mag- nates ore concerned. But his office does not carry with it the power to decide the case for the public. The verdict on that point will come from the great court of public opinion. \That court will probably hold that it i s one thing to forgive Aibuckle, but qu'te another thing to exploit him and his ragged reputation, be- fore the young people of the country as a popular movie idol The name of Arbuckle is synonymous throughout the world with super -immorality, and there are a good many people still having a clear vision as to decency who will not stand for his return to the movie world.\ The editorinle in all the newspa- pers we have seen were in harmony with the sentiments above expressed. EGGED THE EAGLE MAN. An audience sometimes shows its appreciation of an actor, political speaker or lecturer by giving him some eggs. A. Paulson treated the publisher of the Eagle that way this week, but the egg s he had were fresh eggs, not like the kind they use on actors and peddlers of political bunk. Mr. Paulson says his Rhode Island reds are good layers and are very profitable. BROADUS EDITOR DIES. C. C. Craw, asosciate editor of the Powder River County Examiner, died at his home in Broadus on Monday of last week after a few days illness of pneumonia. Mr. Craw has lived in Broadus with his family since 1919. He served one term as deputy county treeasurer and for the past year has held the office of justice of the peace. He was 38 years of age, and is sur• vived by his wife, mother, and four children. EXAMINES EKALAKA STATE. John Oliver, deputy state examin- er, made an examination 'of the Eke- laka state bank the first, of the week and found everything in a satisfac- tory condition. Jim Speelmon and family have re- turned from Billings where they have been for some time seeking medical aid for their little boy. R'member HOW WE USED TO LEAVE COAL. ININ6 AROUND ON THE sIVE-WALK AND ' ittiz ei ir y s v A 's sAa -41:\ 4: 5 7 iceileur :..1-1- 0 41P ./•or. •• II/ iiiii 11u. , '7 ;;;;; • • • •% / / I N . , I I I OFINIOK IMF Ul titf• •••••••• f=I BOUND OVER TO COURT. The hearing of Timothy Conboy of .he Finger Buttes on the charge of grand larceny was up before Just- ice Shaw's court last Saturday and the defendant was held to answer in the district court, his bonds being fixed at $500, and he was released after giving bail. Conboy was ac- cusei of stealing a cow from Charley Dumont. His defense was that he had bought the cow from R. W. Downing, who said it had strayed from a Powder river herd. The ani- mal bore at least two brands, one of them being •Dumont's brand. The state's witnesses were Oscar Bye, Ronald Dumont, Robert Mor- rison, Gilbert Gullickson and chas. and Glendon Dumont. Defendant's witnesses were R. W. Downing, Roy Wissell, Frank Bickerdyke and a Mr. Bye. LAKESIDE. • MRS. SUTTON INJURED. Mrs. Susan Sutton, mother of Mrs. A. C. Flasted, had the misfortune of having her shoulder wrenched out of place Sunday evening. The Flas- ted family, including Mrs. Sutton, were visiting at the McCrorey home and were just starting for home when their sled upset. In some manner Mrs. Sutton's shoulder was thrown out of joint. None of the other oc- cupants were injured . Shortly after they arrived home Mr. Flasted was kicked in the head by a horse. He laid unconscious in the barn for more than two hours before he was discovered by Mrs. Flasted. His head was only slightly bruised by the kick, but he was badly chilled frem exposure.—Piniele Lead- er. f Eli YEARS AGO,.IN EKALAXA. Lisle lidbbard returned from Ros- coe, S. Dak., where he has been the past year, to s pend the holidays at home. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moolick re- turned from Mill Iron Monday where they visited with Mr. and Mrs.s Floyd lEllis. I Mies Doris Hubbard came out from Ekalaka and will spend her va- cation with her mother and brothers. Mrs. August Rose recently receiv- ed the sad news of the death of her sister whose home was at Scribner, Nebraska. Mrs. Claus Kortum and daughter Miss Marie Kortum, have gone t.) Decatur, M., whet e they will spend the winter with relutives. They ex- eectlel to spSnd Chi istmas with Mrs. Kurtunt' s sister in south Dakota, on their way. Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Penn who have recently moved into their new house, enterteined Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sten- seth and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. McCarty and Mrs. Sarah llonglaml at dinner Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Claus loehding, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Busch and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hamilton and families spent Christmas eve with Grandpa Kortum. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rose visited at the August Rose home Monday after- noon and attended the program and dance at Pershing. Walter Peabody had a \stacking bee\ last week and stacked his grain, which he as been unable to get threshed due to the bad weather con- ditions. The Christmas program and dance at Pershing, given by Mrs. Hoagland and pupils, with the cooperation of the patrons, was a decided success. A large crowd was present and were lavish in their praise of the children's ability es actors. After the program, Santa and wife arrived in time to help distribute the presents and treats with which the Chrismas tree Was laden; then more treats of candy, popcorn balls and apples were passed to the audience. A midnight lunch of sandwiches, rake and hot coffee was served to all, and then—they danced until daylight, leaving with in feeling (4 good, will towards the entertainers in general. A. L. Pangburn, August Rose and Harry Rose delivered wheat at the Ekalaka market Wednesday. w % Wednesday. Kopp ffrom the Buttes was in to Our nest has been slightly discom- bobbled this week owing to repairs being in progress. More feathers were added. Fred King and Uncle John Alm- letugh returned from a trip west. They vieited all the large citie s on the coast and had a very enjoyable trip. Frank Kowitz and family are spending the holidays at Sparta, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dague at their old nome at Maquoketa, Iowa. Carl Milton Smith, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith, was united in marriage on Christmas day to Miss Hattie August Bessert, Rev. W. S. Bowden officiating. With this issue we finish our fourth year of existence. And haven't those years been successful Our only de- sire is that many of our subscribers will not fosget that a smile can be brought even to an editor by plunk- ing down the proper amount to have the paper continued for another year. We don't ask our subscribers to take the paper on account of its value. Just donate UR the money to keep the wolf from the door. SAVINGS CERTIFICATES. During the war the government of- fered war savings stamps, paying 'about 4 per cent a s a method of say - ling for people of small means. Sine2 lthe war, and to take the plase of war savings stamps, the government of- fered Treasury savings certificates in denominations of $26, $100 and $1000, now sold to investors at $20.50, $82 and $820, respectively. They pay 4 per cent if held until maturity, five years from the date of issue. About $625,000,000 of War Savings stamps, series of 1918, become due January 1, 1923, and the government now of- fers to issue Treasury savings certi- ficates in exchange for them, afford- ing the owners an opportunity to con- tinue a Rafe investment with good in- terest. Savings hills furnished the life blood for many nations and in- sures prosperity to the people. The government is doing everything pos- sible to encourage saving in the Unit- ed Statett by offering sound and at- tractive securities for the investment of small sums. If you want to save, and insure your future, it would pay you to investigate Uncle Sam's sav- ings system. Beryl Clark won the beautiful doll at the Olsen drug store, given to the person holding the largest number of tickets, and Maxwell Hedges won the air rifle. PURCHASE RADIO OUTFIT. At a special meeting of the corn- inittee of Carter Post No, 60, Ameri- can Legion, held last week, an order was placed for an up-to-the-minute radio outfit. The order was given to a representative of the Radio Corpo- radon of America, and the outfit is guaranteed to be capable of receiving messages from the farthest points in the United States. At the next regular meeting of the post, to sbe held next Tuesday eve- ning, the question of securing a suit- able location for the apparatus will be taken up. The equipment includes a loud speaker so that all persons in the room where the radio receiving set is located may get the full benefit of the programs received. It is expected that the new receiv- ing set will arrive in Ekalaka some time the latter part of next week, when it will be installed and set up 1\rarin' to go.\ A SECRET EXPOSED. There are people wio are opposed to secret societies, and this opposi- tion is no new thing, but it does not seem to accomplish mach. Member- ship in the older orders , shows •a steady increase from year to year, and new orders are c•nstantly com- ing into existsence. We believe that these organizations on the whole do a vast amount of good in the world and add to the sum total of human happiness. If the \secrets\ of these societies were made known to the people who are fighting them they would doubtless be surprised to find good where they expected to find evil. A newspaper reporter is a sort of privileged character and everything is grist that .comes to his mill. The other dey the Eagle reporter snooped into an official circular sent out to the members of a secret order. He doson't know what. the. perrelty - may be, but he' is going to take the risk and \expose\ something he found in this circular letter. Here it is: My Task. To love someone more dearly every day, %To help a wandering Child to find its way, To ponder o'er a noble thought, and pray, And smile when evening falls—This is MY TASK. If this be a sample of the teachings of thi : order we will withdraw our opposition. VEDELL BARN BURNED. A fire alarm at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon called the boys to the home of Mrs.' E. Vedell. A barn standing west of the house was found to be in flames, which were under such headway that the building could not be s aved. The firemen were prompt- ly on hand though to protect the other property and keep the fire from spreading. CHURCH NOTE'S. The Christmas program by the children at the church last Saturday evening was a credit to the teachers and the program committee. Special mention should he made of the play, \Christmas at Finnigan's Flat,\ giv- en by Mis s flria Mumedy and class of girls also the \Stocking Drill\ given by the boys of Miss Dale's class. The beautiful tree was furn- ished by Mr. Shaw and the decora- tions and treat were in charve of the Bible class, Mrs. Cheever acting as chairman. • 'No detail was lacking ,and there were plenty of bags of candy and nuts for all. The church was filled with interested ones. Toni Mat tin made an excellent Santa Claus. Sunday school at 10 o'clock next Sunday. There will be promotion ex- ercises at this time. The theme for the morning sermon at 11 o'clock will be \The Marks of Christian.\ Juanita Butler will read the Chris- tian Endeavor at 7 o'clock. The sub- ject is \A New Year's Psalm.\ There WAS a good attendance at church last Sunday night and we had a good sermon. The choir furnished two anthems and Mr. Dahl played a saxophone solo with Rev. Sipes at the organ. The Christmas night dance at the Play House was well attended and the crowd enjoyed itself until s o'clock in the morning. New Officers To Step In Tuesday The new county officers will enter upon their official duties next Tues- day, Monday being New Year's day and a legal holiday. In the change will be noted four new faces, those of U. C. Patton, county commission- er; Paul McLean, sheriff; R. B. Shel- den, county attorney, and F. R. Kisow, county clerk and recorder. Mr. Patton will take his place upon the county board for the six -year term, filling the place which for the past few years has been held by Frank Snow. Mr. McLean succeeds George Boggs as sheriff and Mr. Shelden succeeds L. L. Wheeler. Mr. Kisow will succeed C. C. Jamieson as county clerk. The offices of the treasurer, assessor and county super- intendent of schools will \ramble\ right along with the present incum- bents, each having been re-elected at the general election this fall. The county board will meet in reg- ular session next Tuesday, and this being the annual meeting, the mem- bers expect to have considerable business to transact before adjourn- ment. Other officers who will take their plases at this time are John Oliver and Dr. B. B. Sandy. Mr. Oliver will take his seat in the state senate next week and Mr. Sandy will assume his duties as state representative. The state legislature meets in regular ses- sion next week at Helena. 0. E. S. ELECTS OFFICERS. Harmony Chapter No. 95, 0. E. S. held its annual election last Thurs- day evening, the officers elected to preside over this lodge being install- ed later in the eveainsr by the retiring Woethy Matrofi, e. bahl. Those elected at this time were: Laura B. Hall, W. M. Olga Albert, A. M. Florence Alert, Conductress. Callie B. ',antis, Associate Con. Minnie Dague, Treasurer. Idella C. Dahl, Secretary. H. 0. Albert, W. Patron. After the installation a delightful lunch was served. Two new mem- bers, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yates, were initiated during the evening. LIVE CHRISTMAS PACKAGE. Ten -year -old Florence Vedell pass- ed through Baker the other day en - route to her mother at Ekalaka. The little one came via parcel post from Billings Monday with a tag hung around her neck consigning her to the care of Dr. Colvin. who forwarded her to her destination. Parcel post of this description ha s been heard of before but this is the first case that has been received in Baker and easily holds the record.—Baker Times. The package reached Ekalaka in good condition and got here for Christmas. BAKER MAY GET 56. It is reported that the 56 Petroleum corporetion which is operating in the Cat Creek field contemplates locat- ing in the Baker structure. It is said that the final decision to come here depends upon whether or not the right acreage can be secured. The 66 company is considered one of the suc- cessful oil companies operating in Montana, its last dividend being 100 per cent. OUR CALIFORNIA WEATHER. Our balmy California weather is still with us now. We've had it, now for eleven days. The roads are good and an immense amount of grain is being hauled to market. Threshing has been resumed and the farmers are trying to get their work rushed through while the weather is favor- able. John Oliver came down from Hel- ena last Saturday to be with his fam- ily throttghout the holiday season and enjoy with thent,the Christmas fes- tivities. He 'expects to return to Helena next week, in time to assume his place in the state senate as sen- ator frem this county. Mrs. Charley Berry who is employ- ed as nurse at the Camp Crook hos- pital, spent Christsmas with her family in Ekiasksy 94 06 et .e .q4 40.64 p,

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