# The Ekalaka Eagle (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1923-current, August 24, 1923, Image 1

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0 4 VOLUME XV. OFFICIAL NMWMPAFMN OF OAINIME COUNTY. _ EICALANA. Carter County. MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1923. Potato Crop In 4 Montana Is Large 4 4 f With this season's potato crop esti- mated by the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture considerably be- low the average crop for the five-year period of 1917 to 1921 inclusive, and Montana's crop estimated at a mil- lion bushels less than a year ago, Montana growers are displaying con- siderable more interest in marketing matters than they did a year ago. Because of the brighter prospects and the chance of getting fancy prices for quality , stuff, potato men of this state are evincing more than usual Interest in the potato grading demon- etration that will be a feature of the Montana State Fair at Helena Sep- tember 25-28 inclusive. The bulk of the potatoes that find their way into commercial channels are now being marketed in accord- ance with federal grades and regula- tions. Because Mantana is a com- paratively new producer commercial- ly, less attention has been given this Phase of the matter and in many in- stances, notwithstanding the general- ly superior quality of the Montana product, it has not received the prem- ium to which it was entitled. The potato grading demonstrations at the state fair will give growers an op- portunity to learn how they should sort and grade to give thern the widest marketing opoprtunities. PIKE, THE EXPLORER. Albert C. Pike was a caller at . the Eagle \brainery\ on Monday, and en- rolled his name on our subscription books. Mr. Pike teaches the Dead - man school, twelve miles east of Ridge, and is now enjoying his vaca- tion by exploring the surrounding territory.. I1e,,ripl . ke& to ,rkalaka, a distance ,of something less than 100 'miles, and can give his pupils some first hand information on Carter county when he returns. He comes of a family of explorers. Captain Zebulon Pike, the man who discov- ered Pike's Peak, was a distant reli- tive. He carries in his pocket a bronze medal coined at the United States mint in Denver, which shows a bust of Capt. Pike on one side and Pike's Peak on the reverse side. Zebulon Pike in 1806 was expldring the south- ern part of the Louisiana Purchase at the same time Lewis and Clark were on their famous tour of ex- ploration through the northwest. Prof. Pike carries a kodak and has an interesting collection of photos taken on his travels. BACK 'IX) MONTANA. George Phalen of Elgin, and four children, who have been in Oklahoma for a couple of years have returned to Montana \to stay.\ George says Oklahoma don't look good to him. It may be OK to begin with but it (jacks :s whole lot of being O.K. Too much dry. Potatoes are seven cents a pound and they are putting their cattle on the market because they have no feed. For 35 consecutive days this summer the mercury marked 100 or over. George is glad to get back to a country where he can sleep of a night. They came through in a swear and took things easy and enjoyed 'the sights coming through Colorado and Wyoming. The graduates of the Carter coun- ty high school who have been taking normal training at Miles City and at Dillon returned last week and are now ready to teach the \young idea how to shoot.\ They all looked good when they went away but they now look better than ever. CORN AND HOGS. Swine entries at the Montana State Fair, September 25-28 inclusive this year, will decidedly reflect the tre- mendous expansion of the corn crop. Old settled.centets of pure bred hog production, such as the Bitter Root, the Gallatin, Broadwater county and others this year will probably meet stiff competition from pure bred breeders in the new corn districts, 'such as Blaine, Valley, Richland and other counties. If Montana's corn crop this year Nvas all harvested for grain, tni the usual feeding estimate of four pounds corn to make one pound of pork, the state could produce from this crop kilone, approximately 2,056,250 pounds of pork. It sounds like a lot of meat, hut based .on the per capita consump- tion of pork for the country as a hvhole in 1922, it would only be enough to supply the requirements of a city like Great Falls. Blaine county, which was one of the first to adopt corn in the crop rota- tion, has gone in strong for swine raising and now lays claim to dis- tinction of having more pure bred hogs within its borders than any other county n the state. WILLIAM KNOX WEDS. Mrs. M. C. Washburn was in Eka- lake last Friday and went out to her homestead near Climax. She came from Fargo, N. D., where her (laughter Miss Eleanor, is now employed in the publications department of the North Dakota Agricultural college. • Wm. Knox of Oakland, Calif., and Miss Verne Enright of St. Paul, Minn., were married on July 28. ac- cording to announcements recently received. The groom is well known in Ekalaka where he was formerly employed in the Davis garage. He homesteaded in Carter county, north- east of Mill Itsam. He is at present 'employed as electrician for the larg- est Ford dealer in Oakland. The bride was a teacher in St. Paul. She has visited in Ekalaka and has a few acquaintances here who will extend best wishes to the newly weddsd pair. H. B. Albert, Septon Cady and 0. A. Dahl returned Saturday evening from a week's trip to Billings, where they attended the meeting of the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Mon- tana. Jack Gupton WAS over from Baker Wednesday looking after his mule in- terests i nthis vicinity. CHI . IRCH NOTES. - Remember the Sunday school at ten o'clock next Sunday. Let's all go and invite someone to go with us. We will have an interesting lesson about Barnabas the Great Hearted. There will be no service except the Sunday school next Sunday. Last Sunday was the closing day of the Church Vacation \School with an enrollment of 21. About forty-five people took their dinners to the church and enjoyed a social time. The children gave a good little pro- gram Nv hich was enjoyed by everyone. Last Sunday one of the best ser- mons ever delivered in Ekalaka was given by Mr. Joe Baccus and we wish more people could_ have heard it. Mr. Baccus has been in the countly all summer conducting church vacation schools which have been very success- ful. He left last Monday for his home in Keewanee, Illinois. Ile will attend the U. of Illinois the coming year, it being his fourth year. He expects to enter the ministry in the future. The Ladies Aid were entertained by Mrs. Edgar Wear at her country home last Wednesday. There was a good attendance and the time was spent in sewing for the bazaar. A two -course lunch was served by the hostess assisted by the Misses Calla Ross, Mildred Aldrich and Marybelle Berry. The guests were Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Cora Clark, Miss Nfelva Whitney, Mrs. Miller of Chad on, Nebraska, and Mrs. Scotney of elle Fourche. This was the last mee ng which the presi- dent, Mrs. Oliver will attend, as she leaves soon for her new home in Roundup. The proceeds rom the Ice cream and candy social given by the Ladies Aid were sevent n dollars instead of ten dollars as r sorted last week. Sunday school will be held at ten o'clock next Sun ay at Ridgway .and lielltower as us 1. John Rudloff, had been harvest- ing for three w ks in the neighbor- hood of Willard went through town Tuesday, enrouti to his home at. Bell - tower. Ho said he small grain crop was not very ood in the Willard country. Mrs. W. H. eWalt of Muskogee, Okla., is here in a visit with her brother, Chas. Bell of the Chalk Buttes. Mr. and Mr. little son left in Chicago aft the home of Mr W .P. Nims. Ralph Gregory and esday for their home a few days visit at . Gregory's aunt, Mrs. - , NUMBER 31 Soak :Ern, Boys MONT. EDITORS' CONVENTION. The annual convention of the Mon- tana State Press association will be held in Butte, August 23 to 25. R. R. Kilroy, editor of the Anaconda Standard, will deliver the address of welcome and Pete Snelson, editor of the Billings Gazette and former presi- dent of the association, will respond. President G. M. Moss of Whitefish, will deliver the annual address, his subject being \Montana --What Ails It \ There are 223 publications in Mon- tana and it is the aim of the associa- tion to have all represented in its membership. In proportion to its pop- ulaton, the state is as well supplied with newspaper and periodical publi- cations as any in the country. There are 18 daily papers, one semi-weekly, 152 weeklies, two semi-monthlies And 10 monthlies in the state. Govern . ment statistics show that in 1919 the aggregate circulation per issue was 431,919. The aggregate circulation of the dailies, per issue, was 11,518; of the weeklies, 186,202, and of the monthlies, 42,906. These papers give employment to 1,113 persons and the wages for a year aggregate $1,120,993. The in- vested capital totals$2,841,772. Pub- lication of newspapers and periodicals ranks fifth aniong the principal man- ufacturing industries of the state. PIANO TUNER HERE. Prof. Remi Deranleau and wife ar- rived the fore part of the week from Rapid City, S. D., and are busily en- gaged in tuning and repairing pianos in this section. They intend going north to Baker today and will be back here early next week. Should any- one wish their services they are re- quested to leave word at the Eagle office. 111G DA Y TODAY. This afternoon there will be a ball game on the local grounds between the Capitol and Ekalaka teams. This is the \rubber\ game, each team hav- ing already chalked up a victory against the other. Tonight at the Play House the fire- men's semi-annual dance will be held, and it is needless to say - that the hall will be crowded and everyone will have an enjoyable evening. PRAIRIE DALE. Dutch Prell is building a chicken house. Ralph Gee of Mill Iron was a visit- or at. Prairie Dale Thursday and Fri- day. Fred Fowler visited with Win. Staats Wednesday. Fred intends to leave for the Dakota harvest fields soon. Quite a few from Prairie Dale at- tended the picnic at Opechee Park Sunday. Frank Strain and family motored to Ekalaka Saturday. Miss Anna Lund of Minneapolis, an old school chum of Mrs. IL B. Al- bert; , is here for a week's visit at the Albert home. —o Heeln Ramsey of Bowman, N. D., was a visitor this week at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Harris. Dr. E. 0. Colvin was over from Baker Wednesday. EDITOR NICOLSON MARRIED. Robert M. Nicolson, editor and . pub- lisher of the Alzada Fairplay and the :Colony News, was married last week to Miss Margaret Denker of Mil- waukee, Wis. They will make their home at Colony. For the past five years the groom has published the Colony News which has the reputation of being to best paper published in as small a place as Colony. Last winter Mr. Nicolson purchased the Alzada Fairplay and now conducts both papers.' DIVERSIFICATION PAYS. The diversification which farmers of Yellowstone county have begun to practice is working to the advantage of the entire agricultural output and be gross value of farm product in et county will be greatly e To a wheat crop of large proportions will, from all reports, be added the largest tonnage of beets, a heavy yield of beans, which are rapidly be- coming one of the staple products of the county, an excellent hay crop, with good present indications of con- siderable corn. VISITS CARTER OIL DOME. M. D. Ratner and Dr. Radway of Chicago were in Ekalaka yesterday morning, going from here to Climax. Mr. Ratner is here for the purpose of looking over the Carter oil dome south of Ekalaka, which is the largest oil dome in any county in southeast- ern Montana. He represents a syn- dicate of Chicago capitalists and will have a geologist here from Ohio in a few days to look the field over with a view to spudding in a prospect well. Mr. Ratner has visited this field sev- eral times and all his observations have led him to believe that no coun- ty in Montana offers better oil pros- pects than Carter. Dr. Radway, who is a brother of S. R. Radway of Climax, is a prom- inent Chicago physician and an in- structor in a medical college in that city. He is here to spend his vaca- ton and greatly enjoys his first visit to Montana. ! Envoy Frank Berg made his annual (visit to Ekalaka in the iatereyt 'of the Salvation Army this week. He reports that Ekalaka contributed \$46.00 to the cause which he repre- sents. Envoy Berg turned in an in- tersting communication to the Eagle for which we have not space this week. C. W. Foster is advertising an suc. tion sale at his ranch 15 miles above the Sykes bridge on Box Elder, to be held on Saturday, -Sept. 1. Farm machinery, household goods, and oth- er personal property constitute the bulk of the stuff offered for sale. Big Kid Dague will conduct the sale. Joe Barta and Miss Sinn of Teo Dee, were in town yesterday. They brought in the first home grown muskmelons to the local market. They report a good melon crop hut they say the rabbits are fond of melons and are doing great damage to the fruit. Mrs. J. A. Scotney and daughter Miss Mary . Scotney, of Belle Fourche, mother and sister of Mrs. John N. Thompson , are here On a visit at the Thompson home. THE BIRD DRESSES U1'. Workmen were busy this week in- stalling the new plate glass front in the Eagle building, and when com- pleted , the boss' dreams of many years will have been realized. The new front is a great improvement to the Eagle establishment and besides giving considerable more light it will enable us to more properly display the extensive line of office and school supplies that have been added to the stationery department. A larger and more complete line of office and school supplies has been added this year than ever before and the Eagle office is endeavoring to carry such a stock that it will be un- necessaty for anyone in Carter coun- ty to send away for their articles of this nature. Messers Thompson and Dietrich are installing the new front and after they have packed up their tools and departed we want you to call and give the office the \once over.\ OUR STATE FAIR GIRL. The secretary of the Queen of Mon- tana contest promises to send us all rules and requirements for publication in our' next issue. The Eagle carried on the popular Carter county girl contest last year, which created con- siderable enthusiasm and which re- sulted in Miss Gina Nelstead being selected to represent Carter county at the state fair. We urge all our readers and the people of Carter county to send in the names of their favorite candidates at once, in order that we may start the race off with a \bang!\ next week. Let's select some young lady who will represent Carter county in this state-wide event. Rules will be pub- lished next, but candidates may be nominated now from any part of the' county. CHILD BURNED BY LYE.. The little 16 -months -old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. York, who live on the upper Box Elder, south of Batzel, was severely burned in the mouth and face on Wednesday eve- ning when it got hold of a box of con- centrated lye. Lute Mahnken im- mediately brought the child and its parents to Ekalaka in his car. They arrived in town at S p. nm. and at the Fairview house found Dr. Colvin who took charge of the little patient. The mother had rendered first aid by the application of lard and vinnegar. Fortunately the child did not swallow any of the lye, or the result would likely have been fatal. It is believed the baby is now out of danger. FARM LIFE IN MONTANA. Mrs. Rudolph Winkler and son who live on Timber creek, southwest of the Chalk Buttery came in from their place last Thursday. The distance from Ekalaka is 40 miles and they drove in with a team, bringing five hogs •.vhich they sold to Bill Nims. They started at 7 o'clock in the morn- ing and got to Ekalaka at 8:30 in the evening. Mrs. Winkler comes to town sometimes once a year and sometimes once every two yars. She says they have a good farm and al- ways have corn, even in the dryest years. They have chickens and cows and a garden with 300 head of cab- bage this year. They live 12 miles from the Chalk Buttes postoffice arel get sonic supplies by parcel post. but their grocery bill is not very big. While in town Mrs. Winkler sent a box of groceries to her old mother who lives in Germany. Many timings there are hard to get. It costs 100.- 000 marks to mail a letter to America, so she can't send many letters. The police have no control over the peoplo and robberies are very frequent. Mrs. Winkler thinks any part of Carter county, even 80 miles from a railroad, is R paadise in comparison with Germany. E. A. Hale of Terry,- the J. I. Case man, accompanied by his wife, has been looking after business matters in Ekalaka this week. W. P. Nims was called to Maquo- keta, Iowa, the first of the week by news of the dangerous illness of his father. Howard Yokley and family have gone to California. Tony Hythecker has been carrying the Baker-Ekalaka mail this week. Montana Farmers Changing Methods It was reported earlier in the sea- son that owing to the drouth cropa around Ismay were a failure. The late rains, however, have improved 'the outlook to a surprising extent, and it is expected that there will be at least a normal crop en summer fallowed land. \In this vicinity,\ says the Ismay Journal, \the wheat crop is going to be mush shorter than last year, but the corn is the best generally that this locality has ever had. The corn Acreage i also the largest, and it will be only a few more years when corn and pigs will be our main crop and wheat will be a thing of the past. \It is becoming, clearer year by year that the farmer who diveraifies his crops is sure to succeed. It is only the man who depends entirely on a yield of wheat that is complain- ing. . Corn, potatoes, hogs, poultry and dairy cows are making the farm - 'era of Eastern Montana the most prospereus in the world. The large annual store bill is getting to be a thing of the past. People are paying cash from the daily yield of the chick- en yard and cream separator. \Farmers as a class being highly intelligent, it has only required a little time to show them the way to succe:s. Hard times do come and we all have our spells of hard luck but the man who stays on the job and profits by his experience is sure to win in the long run.\ LIVESTOCK ITEM. The summer has been hot and sum- mer furs, also big blankety looking coats, have flcurished most glorious- ly—but the summer is waning, frosty morninga will sock be )3v7e—and then you will see the hicena toddling down into time parade with their wish- bones exposed to gaze and frost. Thus readeth an item in the Sioux City Livestock Record. The editor evi- dently classes chickens RS \livestock.\ ALBION CARNIVAL. There will be some big doings at the Albion Carnival on September 1 and 2. There will be four ball games in which the teams of Albion, Alzada, Capitol and Colony will battle for the pennant. There will be a dance on Saturday night and various carnival attractions._ The Ladies club will serve meals on Sunday. BOX ELDER FAIR. Bills are out for the Box Elder Valley Fair at the Belltower school house Sept. 8, 1923. This is the only fair that will be held in the county this year so far as we know, and it is deserving of a large attendance. For further information write Mrs. E. K Belltower. At a meeting of the Carter County Farmers' association held at Bell - tower on Aug. 11, E. S. Ackley of Elgin was elected president and Felix Carroll was elected secretary -treasur- er to fill vacancy caused by the resig- nation of A. L. Shaw. Next meeting. to be held on Sept. 15, at the Bell - tower school house. Glenn Westphal, Jack Thompson, S. J. Emswiler, T. E. Nelstead, Lacy Speehnon, N. B. Campbell. John Mc- Cumsey and Ray Strain comprised the Ekalaka delegation that traveled overland and took in the flying circus at Miles City last Sunday. The boys state that they were furnished with many thrills by the aviators, the motorcycle races and auto polo. Sam Mellor has been taking a lay- off this week. On Monday evening while riding in Charley Pickard' truck, standing on some hay, he fell out backwards landing on his head and shoulders. Ile got a bad fall and WAS damaged considerably and laid up for a couple of days. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness, help and sympathy in our recent bereave- ment, the death of our beloved (laugh- ter and sister. Mrs. Lindberg and Family. Ntr. and Mrs. Hans Stenseth. 41, 1, 4.*

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