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4 • \*. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARTER COUNTY 4 ,VOLUME . XVII EKALAKA, Carter County, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1925 • 4 . • Mi8TORIOAL 8001ET , OF MONTANA, iieLENA. NUMBER 45 TEACHERS ATTEND MILES INSTITUTE Mrs. Harriet Gibson and Mrs. Jessica Hunt, members of the Carter County High school faculty and Mr. W. Rowley, superintendent of the Ekalaka grade schools, attended the Eaatern Division meeting of the Montana Education Association, and report a good meeting. They found the Miles City people hospitable and they were well treated end given the freedom of the city, but their time was so muth taken up in attending the meetings of the association that they had no time for sight-seeing or anything else. They listened to excellent addresses by Governor J. E. 'Erickson, Chancel- lor M. A. Brannon of the State Uni- versity, President Atkinson of the State College at Bozeman, and prom- inent educators from other states. Arthur A. Gullidge, superintendent of schools at Baker, was elected president of the eastern section of the association. Resolutions were adopted com- . mending Governor Erickson for his stand for more state aid and a more equitable distribution o'f school mon- eys, opposing all \special weeks,\ and favoring cultivation of thrift among school children. It was aim recom- mended that in future teachers' con- ventions the subjects be largely re- stricted to professional topics by members of ‘ the profession and a richer sectional program be provided. George Harris of Hardin, formerly the head. of the schools in Ekalaka, we* in attendance, as we learn from the following article which appeared in the ittiv i Cily Star: \Over - 11r0 sChOlilmasters and schoolmistresses attended the ban- quet held at the Methodist Episcopnl church Friday evening at 6 o'clock. \For the second year, Supt. C. W. Crandey of Terry, assisted by Mrs. Meta Zill, of Billings, as toastmist- ress', conducted the ceiremony of in- troducing the speakers. Mr. Grandey announced, that in view of the fact that the election of president was impending that he would first of all recognize the candidates in the three - cornered contest. \Principal George Harris of Har- din, whom Mr. Grandey *called the 'Apollo,' of Montana school men, relat- ed two anecdotes, which, Mr. Gran- dey assured the schoolmistresses, bad been censored for the occasion. Mr. Harris said that he hoped all the women at the convention would vote against him, and related a story to emphasize the point of his argument. Someone from the rear of the hall arose to inform the chair that Mr. Harris had been married only two m onths.\ Principal H. R. Callahan of the Carter High, and Miss Emelie Hesla, English teacher, attended the associ- e.tion meeting in Great Falls. Mr. Callahan taught for several years in that section of the ,state and knew a couple of hundred of the school- rna'ams who attended the Great Falls meeting. SNOW MAKES MOISTURE It's an ill wind that blows nobody good, believes Chas. Ruzicka, county agent of Xpllowstone county, who in commenting on the delay to' harvest- ing of the bean and beet crops, point- ed 'out that the present storm will greatly benefit winter wheat and will benefit farmers in unirrigated sec- tions by reason of the nrosture that is being stored in the ground. The ranges, he said, will be helped ma- terially. CLOSES SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL A large crovid attended the pro- gram given at the Spring Valley school' on Friday October 30, it being the last nay of school. The teacher, Miss Ida Olson, closed a very suc- cessful seven -months term. Miss Olson taught the Belltower school last winter and made many warm friends who will be sorry to see her leave Montana. She will visit in South Dakota and in other localities before returning to her home a) Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. Frank Becker, G. J. Zook and Eph- raim Keirl of Baker, were visitors in Ekalaka the first of the week. DEATH CALLS MOTHER OF SIX Helen Crase, a high school student, was called to her home near Capitol, by the fatal illness of her mother, who passed away on Wednesday, Oc- tober 28. Death was caused by can- cer. Thirfewas a sad death, the moth- er who was called away left six or- phan children. This is the second time that death has visited this home within the brief space of eight ' months. David erase, the husband and father, was killed last March by a falling tree while cutting wood in the forest. The death of the mother breaks up the home. Helen and one sister will go,to Vermilion, S. D., to make their home with an uncle. The three younger children aged ten, sev- en, and four, will live with an aunt in Wisconsin, and the oldest son will rtmain on the homeste,ad, about six miles north of Capitol. The family has lived there since 1912, with the exception of one year spent in Can- ada. The children have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow and bereavement. OCTOBER. BREAKS RECORD On Wednesday morning of last week, October 28, Wm. Freese, who conducts the United States weather bureau in Ekalaka, reported 13 de- grees below sero. This, he said, was the coldest Oetober weather ever re- corded in Ekalaka during the 25 or more years widch have elapsed sine( the local bureau was established. We have closely scanned all the weather reports given in the news- papers during the past week, and the report made by Mr. Freese is in accord with them. The Miles City Star said: \All Oc- tober weather records for southeast, ern Montana wore shattered when the temperature on Wednesday ranged from five to eight degrees below zero, at the otagi of the U. S. weather bureau. Frevious to Wedneeday's record, the coldest October day ever recorded in Miles City was on the 26th of October in 1919, when the mercury dropped to four degrees be- low zero.\ This was three degrees 'colder than recorded in Ekalaka on the same date. On October 28 (last week) Ekalaka and Miles City were the coldest points in the state, as far at reported by any government sta- tion. On the same date the govern- ment thermometer at Colony, Wyom- ing, showed 13 degrees below zero, and at Rapid City, S. D., fourteen below was reported, which the papers say was the coldest in the United States. The Omaha World -Herald says: \Nebraska experienced the coldest October day in history when the mer- cury fell during Tuesday night and early Wedensday morning until it ranged from 10 above to 11 below zero. The lowest temperature reach - in Omaha was 8 above zero. The lowest in the state was at Gordon, eleven below. The temperature in Omaha broke all records, the lowest heretofore being October 27, 1878, when the mercury fell to 15 above.\ Iowa reports the lowest October temperature experienced in fifty years. In northern Iowa the mer- cury dropped to six or more below zero, and most of the state was cov- ered by snow, ranging from three to six inches deep. October this year has not lived up to her reputation. We had little or less than little of October's famous \bright blue weather.\ There were only eight clear days, the rest being either cloudy or partly cloudy; but the rainfall was very light, the en- tire amount of precipitation for the month, including rain and snow, be- irg only thirty-eight one -hundredths of an inch. Big snows in October are not un- known in Montana. We have them lbout once every seven years. In ,the last 45 years we have had six Octobers that gave us ten inches or inore of snow. In October, 1919, the tctal snowfnll for the month is giVerl F:S 13.5 inches. In October, 1916, it is reported there were 20 inches. This yen'. western Montana reported about 1:I inches. WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT The weather man has done pretty well for the past week. We actually had three nice sunshiny days since last Friday and the mercury went up into the 50s. There were some cloudy and foggy days and a tTace of snow, the coldest for the week was 19 above zero. In the Danger Zone ,cusTErt BATTLE ANNIVERSARY LAKESIDE Organization of the National Cus- ter Memorial associetion to sponsor a nationwidee movement for com- memoration of the Battle of the Lit- tle Big Horn with a semi -centennial celebration at the Custer Battle Field on June 25 next, was effected at Bill- ings this week by representatives of the civic bodies of a dozen cities and towns within a radius vf 100 miles of the hattle field. Participation of the federal govern- ment, especially the war and treasury departments and the Indian bureau was touched upon in the general dis- cussion during which re-enactment of Custer's last stand upon a great scale involving participation by possibly thousands of white inen•and Indians was suggested. Means of securing national publid- ty for the Custer semi -centennial were discussed and the committee de- cided to ask the government for a special issue of coins and stamps commemorative of the battle of the Little Big Horn. General Godfrey in letters to Mr. Bowman has indicated that the veter- ans of Indian wars are planning to visit the battlefield upon the occasion of the semi -centennial next June and he has also indicated that many high government officials and possibly Mrs. George A. Custer, widow of the famous general, will be preeent. .••••• SEEIN\I'll NGS Ono wouldn't think Carl Aldrich would get to seein' things. But he has. He saw a ghost last Saturday night. You ask what he'd been drinking? Nothing doing.. He used to lead Henry ield's choir in Shen- andoah, Iowa; and no one who ever looked upon the wine when it was red could get into that choir. Ilut last Saturday night, about midnight, Carl was coming to town over the Chalk Buttes road. A ghost came out of the willows that border the road near Ediar Wear's place awl stopped his car. Carl was scared nearly to reath and was speechless for awhile. But lie came out of it and staited to eet out of his car to see what n ghost felt like. Then he saw some more spooks moving about in the shadows and he stepped on 'er and broke all the speed laws coming into town. Saturday night, October 31, is called \All devils' ni1.7,ht,\ which may have had something to do wifh the appearnce of the \critters.\ Two men, who live In the Chnlk Butte%, were afraid to travel over the road by Wear's Saturday night,. after hearing Cerra story. and made a Icrigthy detour in order to avoid the haunted !Tot. TOLD IDM TO CALI. AGAIN A. M. Blackford, the tall sheep man from the upper Box Elder, came into the Engle office Tuesday and wanted to know why he didn't get his Eagle. He said he hal not seen one for two thtee weeks. 4 1 . ohn McCutesey looked at some type stnnding [wound somewhere and said: \Your subscrip- Con has expired.\ \Well said A. NI., \Is that the way works? I'll fix that for awhile.\ He wrote out a check for ten (101180. and his paper will not stop again until Novferber 6, 1929. We ;rave him a thermometer end a picture of the new Eagle build- ing end told him to call . arain. ARMISTICE DANCE at Playhouse November 10. Six -piece or. hestra. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peibociy were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moolick. Ernest, Stenseth and Miss Addie Brandley who spent their vacation at honte returned to their school work Sunday. Air. and Mrs. Claus LOehding, Jr., and family spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Loehding's brother, Mr.' and Mrs. Walter Korturn near the Buttes. Mr. and Mrs. Claus Kortum anti Mr and Mrs. Sam Penn called at the Chris Busch home in the Chalk Buttes neighborhood Saturday night and listened in on the radio. Mr. and Airs. Tam Heggen made a ghee. visit at the A. L. Pangburn home Monday afternoon. We had the pleasure of attending the Halloween program at. Perching ' oo! given by Miss Ahlers and her pupils Friday afternoon. A program, of recitations and songs appropriate foi the occasion, came first then a pcanut hunt, in which Lucile Miles sson the prize for having the keenest vision; next each one eating an apple from a string proved quite a difficult task, judging from the maneuvers. All in all it was a very enjoyable time for the kiddies. Several from Lakesile attended the dance at Central schoolhouse Satur- day night and report a good time. The Halloween program and hop ut Fershing Friday night was a howling success, both socially and financially. Between seventy and seventy-five were in attendance. Some made their entrance in a very cautious manner, as all kinds of mystorious things lurked in the corners. The room was decorated i nkeeping with the occa- sion—punipkine, witches. black cats, etc. The program commenced with songs by Miss Ahlers' puri:. which wcre greatly applauded. Then, the fun begun. The diving tub occupied the center of the room where you could get an apple for five cents, if you had the patience. but the sham- poo was free. A series of booths lined the walls. The \Human Ape\ v.as a very mysterious sign, but a goodly number patronized. coming out with a very grave countenance, but found it was a nickle well spent and urged others to enter. The for- tune teller Wag kept busy, old and young wishing to pry into the future, for the price of a five ccnt piece. But the fish pond drew the largest patronage of all. Ohl folks, young folks and little tots a -fishing did go, and such fish as were caught never grew in watere .either fresh or salt. Supper was served at the 'c'ounter, consisted of sandwichem, doughnuts, cape and pumpkin pie. each for a nickle, with pipin,g hot java free. Apples- caught froni a string. , for your trouble. The pie -eating contest wns won by Peter Loehding with a cigar as a prize, pinning the tail on the mule rewarded Evelyn Stenseth with a chocolate bar. Then the dime?. went on until morning. It was' one ''')olnual round f aid is one gentleman remarked it isn't every plaee you con t g( t al ve t waetel eat - for tw.. blts. coneettfce winhes to Cr the Milos fer the reaerous he'n with 'he tanch. the musicians for te.o.r iffer 3 . fact everyone wk.) helpe - t ,n any way. The amount realie2t1 I .17.571. _ The largest phonograph manufac- turers- have all adopted the \Badiola\ for their combinntion sets. --\There's It reason.\ PROSPECTS BRIGHT FOR NORTH & SOUTH R. R. Following the visit here last night of the' party of eastern financiers that had just completed an inspection trip of the proposed North & South railroad from Rawlins, Wyo., to Miles City the prospects for the com- pletion of the linO assumed a de- cidedly favorable aspect. .Although no definite assurance was given the members of the party expressed themselves as greatly impressed by the necessity for such a railway and with the resources of the country through which the route passes. It also was made public for the firet time that the interstate commerce commission is soon to hold a hearine on the proposed extension of the line from Casper to Rawlins, making the line 450 miles long from Miles City. The members of the party arei repre- sentatives of some of the greatest financial interests in the United States and were in the country for the purpose of checking up on fig- ures that were presented to them some weeks ago, figures that inter- ested them to the extent that they came for personal inspection of the prospects.—Miles City Star. FREIGHTERS ARRESTED If all the laws were strictly en- forced how many people would be free from arrest? Most of us would probably be doing time in the county bastile or the penitentiary. Pat very likely was hitting. close to the mark in his reply to the English lord. The two happened to be riding togethei when the'y passed a gallows. The nobleman, thinking to have some fun at Pat's expense, asked: \When would you be, Pat, if that gallows had ita due?\ \Faith and I'd la ridin' alone,\ was Pat's ready answer. Maybe it won't be long until we can all have the fun of being arrested Read this dispatch from Miles City First arrests in Custer tintnty foi alleged violation of the law requirir4 that persons carrying freight or pas sengers over highways for a profit first obtain a state permit were made here late Friday afternoon. H. Whiting and Fred Janssenseof Coal wo9d, hearing that warrante hae been issued for them, appeared a' the office of Sheriff Farnum fine later were arraigned before Alinnie M. Serruya, justice of the peace, de- manded a preliminary hearing and their bonds were fixed in the sum of $200. Mr. Whiting, it is said, has been hauling his ovrn grain and the produce of other farmers of the Coal - wood district to the city, and Mr Janssen has been hauling freight ice -his brother, William Janssen. who i proprietor of the Janssen Mercantil , Co., of Coalwood. \MOSSES WITH RIT1N' ON 'EN! Charles Kassner of Circle returne recently from Madison, Wisconsh where he sold a carload of goe horses. In talking about the attitude o' eastern buyers of Montana horses Mr. Kassner said that the only reasoe that Montana horses do not find :. ready market at a good price in th. east is because the farmers there an afraid of a western horse with a brand on it. To illustrate his point he relate] several instances where farmers who have purchased good, young gentk horses from him at Madison wete actually afraid to lead them home, even after being assured of their gentleness. There is much truth in what Kas..- ner says. Even in westein Iowa the natives look on a branded horse with suspicion. They always think he is planning some devilment, and if he is gentle they think he is \laying low\ to lull suspicion. OH John Proctor of Sidney, expressed the gen- eral feeling when he said, \I 'don't want nothin' to do with any o' them hosses that's got \'ritin\ on 'em.\ FROM THE OIL WE1,1. Jud C,ory, field manager for the C. -Ai. Syndicate which is drilling for oil in the Wolf Creek dome in south- ern Carter county was in town Wed- nesday. They have shut down for a couple .of weeks and will prepare winter quarters aa they expect to keep on drilling through the winter. From what. we can learn, errything is O. K. and we hope to have some good news. from the oil district be- fore many moons. SHIP TURKEYS FOR COLLIDGE FAMILY . There are two great ,American birds, the eagle and the turkey. Ben Franklin wanted the turkey chosen as the American emblem instead of the eagle, but the turkey got only two days in the year, Thanlcsgiving and Christmas. On those two days - tie turkey is the great Ameriein h_td. Montana las both birds in ebundance, both esgles and sturkeyti. Just at the present time the tirkiey ie giving he:: unt re fame and 41d14;1•- tising than Ihe \Bird of the tr:oad end sweenine v,-rg, whose home ss nigh in hea‘c.i • Montana turkeys from , Ponders county will grace the Thahlesgiving tables of President Coolidge and the members 'of his cabinet. Officials of the Pondera Poultry Growers' asso- ciation have been advised just where to send the trukeys, which were tendered by the association. and ac- cepted by the government officials. President Coolidge wants his tur- key killed, dressed and sent direct to the White house. Secretary Hubert Work, who be- lievers that \turkeys grown in the west are better than those grown in the east,\ wants his delivered to the departnient of interior offlee baikl- frig and he will carry it home himself. Secretary Frank B. Kellogg wants hir. turkey sent to his residence at 1701 Nineteenth street N. W. Secretary Dwight F. Davis, who says he \always had heard that Mon- tana turkeys are exceptional ones.\ wants his bird sent to his home at 1520 Twentieth street. Secretary A. W. Mellon, who is more than pleased to get a Ponder& ceunty turkey, wants,Ni..to be sent to his residence at MB inisiacini- setts avenue. Attorney General John G. Sargent, who is going back to his old home in Vermont for Thanksgiving, wants his turkey sent to Ludlow, Vermont. Secretary Curtis D. Wilbur, who says he contemplates moving before Thanksgiving day, asks that his tur- I:ey be shipped the navy building where he will be sure to get it. Secretary James J. Davis is par- ticularly delighted to get the Ponders terkey as he says Thanksgiving day is also his wedding anniversary, and it will be especially fitting for the \double celebration.\ He is living at the Wardman Park hotel. Postmaster General Harry S. New says his family is delighted to b,e f.ffered one of \these most acceptible birds,\ and he wants his turkey de- livered to the postoffice department ..o he take it himself to his home at Ilethesda. Secretary Herbert Hoover wants Ids turkey dressed and requests that , t be delivered at his home at 2300 S street. Secretary William Jardine says he is \familiar with the quality of Mon - trine turkeys and knows a treat is •11 store\ for him. His bird will be delivered to apartment 271, The May- flower. BOXING AND WRESTLING MATCHES IN BAKER What 1ooks to Wilke the best ath- laic program ever staged in Fallon cunty will be held at the Lake the- ntre, at Baker on Armistice night, November 11. Wrestling and box- ing will feautre the program. The main event in the boxing will be a %out for 10 rounds between Freddie Hart and Johnnie Albin. Both of these boys are considered to be top- notchers amongst the lightweights and a lively mill is 'evoked for. A ,latch of interest to local fans is the erudge context between Jess Griesy the Baker grappler and Al Prochnow the Miles City policeman. Prochnow is considered to be a mat artist of eo mean ability and it will not be surprising if he downs Griesy. ether boxing bouts and one wrestling match are also on the program. Pop- ular prices vrill prevail. Bob Senate of Allies City is promoting the af- fair. S. N. Feinstein of Ekalaka will rcferee the boxing bouts. P. S.—The editor thinks it would he a lot of fun to see Sam doing a . little work. COMING:--Prhe Ten C,ommand. ments\—Dec. 3 5 and 6.