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• voLusui OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARTER COUNTY EKALAKA, Carter County, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1925 TEACHERS INSTITUTE The group meeting for teachers conducted , by the state department held in Ekalaka on Morxday and Tuesday waa attended by all the teacheis in the Ekalaka division of the county --all except two who were unable to attend. Meetings were held at Chalk Buttes and Boyes for the teachers in the other sections of the county. , . Rose K. Brandt, state rural school supervisor, assisted by Jennie' S. Carlson, county superintendent, con- ducted the meeetings.• The talks by Miss Brandt were practical and right to the point and not glittering generalities which is all that some speakers hand out to teachers. The program on Tuesday afternoon was on the subject of \Written Com- positions.\ W. S. Rowley, superin- tendent of the Ekalake grade schools with a class of eighth grade pupils gave a demonstration in teaching the writing of compositions, and Miss Brandt went into the subject compre- hensively, dealing with it in nearly all its phases. On Monday Miss May Holland, pri- mary teacher in the Ekalake schools, gave a demonstration in teaching language lessons in the primary grades. The schoolma'ams in attendance were a good looking bunch, bright and alive, and will compare favor- Albly with the teachers found else- where in this land of ours. They found the meetings very profitable. Teachers were present from the sec- tion north of Ekalaka, and from a distance as far south as Ridgway and Capitol. FLORIDA B0091 .1.1=1••••••1•1•11. Lou Diorie---ef BeMower innra caller at' the Eagle office Monday. Hc and his daughter, Miss Vera, re- cently shipped a carload of hogs, 90 head, to Seattle, and struck a good niarket. Mr. Diers is somewhat in- terested in the Florida land boom. Fifteen years ago he purchased tvrenty acres of fruit land near Ft. Lauderdale, an hour's ride by electric bus from Miami. Last year the taxes doubled. Then someone wanted to buy it and when he refused to sell the price offered was doubled. A short time ago Miss Vera Diers went bo Florida to look things over. A new railmad is building and the Dien land is well located to profit by it. Mr. Diers is not anxious to sell just at present. In Miami the streets are so crowded one can hardly get through. PATRIARCHS INITIATE Canton Custer No. 60 I. O. O. F. (Patriarchs Militant), initiated five new members, third degree, last Sat- Urday night at the Odd Fellows hall in Ritalake. The initiation cere- IMMO!' were follower' by a banquet fit for any occasion or assemblage. I nters were more than a score of vis- itors from nearby towns, including Marmarth, 011ie, Baker, Plevna, and Terry. Those initiated were W. Mikeleen of Marmarth, and Dr. I. W. Vitisel, Francis Goodwin, L. A. Busch of Baker, and M. F. Carrington of PleVT11. SCHNEIDER—BILLINGSLEY Robert J. Sc ider of Ekalaka and Miss Hazel B ingsley of Chausse, were marri in Baker last week, the nuptial kno being tied by Justice R. W. Russell. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schneider of Ekalake, and the bride formerly at- tended school here. In behalf of their many frienda we extend con- tratulations to the newlyweds. Ernest (Meeker was in town Mon - (ley. He h, jurt completing a job of work for A. T. (Dan) Dagne, who lives nine miles west of town. Mr and Mrs. Degue have improved their residence by the addition of theee rooms and a couple of porches. Much improvetrent has been made in res-. dance properties west of Elcalska within the past year Or two, and we have been told by people who ;lave' traveled over the county that the sec- tion of country west and southwe:A ef the county seat is not surpassed in Oppearance by any other part of the county. CHICKEN PIE SUPPER AT DELLTOWER SCHOOLHOUSE _The chicken pie supper held at the Belltower schoolhouse on Saturday, November 7, was a success in every way, The crowd was not so large U3 it would have , been had the weath- er and roads been a little raore con- aucive to travel but everyone there showed the right spirit, which is what counts. The program numbers which were especially appreciated were the two organ and violin selec- tions by Mrs. Wheeler and Rev. Sipes and the vocal music by the Aldrich family. Everyone likes good music, particularly we folks who live where we get to hear so little of it. A bountiful supper of chicken pie and mashed potatoes with all the trim- mings, including even celery was served at 50c per plate. Mrs. Hans Lykken as chairman of the \eats\ , committee deserves great credit for this feature of this occasion. The auction sale in charge of Mr. Aldrich added a great deal to the fun and the treasury as well, especially the boxes of home made candy, which found \sweet tooths\ are never lacking in any crowd. The baked goods found ready sale and not all of it went to bachelors either. Altogether a fund of $39.85 was raised which will go to help defray Rev. Sipes' expenses in getting about the county. We RA a people are unusually fortunate in having as our county minister a man with the varied gifts that Mr. Sipes possesses and one whose every thought is for the betterment of the community. Everyone knows that religion and better schools and better citizens go hand in hand_ and each resident of Carter county reaps the benefit of living in reach of the beat along religious lines and all should do their share toward supporting the minister. We are a proud people not liking to be under undue obligations to anyone and it should be a matter ef p‘ e .to us to see to it tluit Mr. Sipes Iatitire so unceasingly for the betterment of all should not have to look to the Missionary board for more than a small part of his salary. If you haven't made a contribution to the work of the church this fall see H. B. Albert or any of the church officials and do so. You will feel well repaid for any sacrifice it may be to help on with this splendid work. The proceeds of the sale and pie sup- per amounted to $43.76. STATE NURSE HERE SATURDAY Miss Ann Waring, district fieH nurse of the state board of health, 'Attended the teachers' group meet- ings in Ekalaka the first of the week. On Saturday of this week, November 14, Miss Waring vrill hold a confer- ence for babies and children under school age, which will be held in the grade school building in Ekalake. SPUD PRICES SOAR An unusual shortage of potatoes throughout the country has resulted in extraordinarily high prices for the pioduct and the Chicago commission men predict the price will go even higher. Wisconsin potatoes, were quoted in Chicago at market prices wholesale Monday from $4.25 to $4.50 a hundred pounds, while Idaho russet \spuds\ were $1 higher, from $5.25 to $5.50. This means a wholesale price of about 60 cents a peck and a retail price of $1 to $1.10 a peck. Commission merchants point to the failure of the farrners to plant as much of a crop as they did formerly and to the freezing weather of the last few days. Many potato shippers and growers were caught unprepared and much damage resulted to the crop, both in the ground and in the cars. SHEEI' INDUSTRY THRIVING The . sheep business is the one bright spot in the livestock industry, said Dr. W. J. Butler, state veteri- nal inn, in commenting on the -large amount of trading in sheep reported hiring the last month in this state. There has been more trading in sheep in Montana this fall than in many yeais. The trading indicates a healthy and prosperous industry, accerding . to Dr. Butler, who dis- agrees with the United States de- partment of agriculture in the pre- diction that the sheep game is due for slump. Vester Figg and family of Baker, were Eknlaka visitors Sunday eve- ning. WILLIAM MARK SMITH William Smith, aged 54, died on Tvesday, November 10, at his home near Belltower. He had been in fail- ing health for the past five years, a sufferer from heact trouble. William Mark Smith was born in D,71, in Prairie City, Jasper county. Iowa, and came to Montana in 1914. He was united in marriage with Lily May Gross in 1905. He is survived by his wife and four children, three of whom are at home, the eldest son being a resident of Nebraslue Mr. Smith was an industrious man, well liked by a wide circle of ac- quaintances, public spirited and a community booster. Funeral services were held at Gross .on Wednesday forenoon, con- ducted by Rev. E. J. Sipes of Eka- lake. Hymns were sung by a mixed quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. rl Aldrich, E. J. Sipes, and Mildred - Aldrich, with Mrs. Sandy at the or- gan. Interment was in the Hight cemetery near Elgin. • Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family who mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. HIS HAT'S' IN THE RING We judge by the low rumbling like distant thunder that the 1926 cam- paign has already begun in South Dakota. Arthur Lefors has announc- ed himself in the Belle Fourche Bee as a candidate for nomination for sheriff, subject to the action of the republican proposal meeting in De- cember. Arthur has many acquaint - emcee; and friends in Carter County where he formerly resided. Ile held the office of sheriff in Butte county for two terms, and that's as long as the laws of South Dakota permit man to hold the office at one time. Mr. Leforts finished his second term in December, 1924, and can begin a new term in January 1927 if he is successful in his race for the office. MONTANA CORN TO CHICAGO Montana corn will be included among the exhibits of that grain at' the' International Hay and Grain show, which opens in Chicago, No- vember 28 to continue until Decem- ber 5. The first corn entry to be registered at the show was sent in by H. A. W. Jacobi of Fort Benton, who will exhibit ears of flint• corn, according to a bulletin sent out from the show hea - dquarters. It will be news to the wise men of the east to learn that they raise corn in Montana. We hope Southeastern Montana will enter sonte corn at the International show ' We have been informed that Don M. Leight, the Fairplay man of Al- chola, has purchased the interest of Hs former partner, E. M. Wilson, in the Alzada paper and in the confec- tionery business. That ought to make it better for anybody who comes around to \lick the editor.\ It should he easier to lick one than two. The Fairplay is a live, news sheet, and we are glad to . observe that the edi- tor of late seems to take a deep in- terest in the cause of religion. The Hard Time dance at the Play House on Tuesday night wa , 4 enjoyed by a whale of a crowd. The first prize, $12.50, was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rolfe and Mrs. Frederick; the second prize to Raymon 1 Stolten- berg and Jessie Labreck; third prize to Mr. and Mrs. Thorvald Senrud. OB10 *owe. OF tA0t11 AS , vleactik. ammp•mmolown, NUMBER 46 GOVERNORS MEET Governors of six middle western states who recently, ni0 in Sioux Falls, S. D., gave notice that legis- lation giving \agriculture equality with induatry and labor in the Amer- ican protective system\ must be en- acted if the American protective tar- iff is to be retained. In the opinion of agricultural leaders meeting with the governors this position iS a re- ply to Secretary of Agriculture Jar - line, who was represented to the con- ference as considering demands for fainter relief legislation, the views a minority of farm leaders in Iowa. RADIO ON THE FARM Some writer, telling about the rodio, has this to say about its ap- plication to farm life: \The United States is fairly blanketed with radio service so that the farmer, anywhere and every- where, merely has to choose and tunc I in on what he likes best. With super- power stations this will be increas- ingly true. \After the day's work when the supper dishea are cleared away, the farmer and his family can gathei around the open fire in winter and listen to music of grand opera, con- scious the while that the voice of the priina donno reaches them by radio before it is heard in the dia- mond horseshoe, or in the back row of the orchestra circle, for such is thc speed of radio, as compared with the speed of (sound waves. \I believe that radio ham greatei application to the farm and to farm life than to any other phase of pui national life.\ BUY BLOODED STOCK Mrs. Ed. Pendleton was in Satur. day coming out front Spearfish where she attended the Smelser cat- tle sale on Oct. 28-29, purchasing tw( young registered bulls for gee Pendle- ton herd. At the sale some fifty , head, mostly heifers, were bought by resident(' of Camp Crook vicinity which included J. S. Kerr, Chas. Du- mont, O. H. Catron, L. L. Painter Thompson Bros. Bulls sold from $100 to $250 and cows averaged $150 Mrs. Pendleton had the distinction of being the only woman buyer at the sale, which included buyers in large numbers from a wide range of terri• tory.—Range Gazette. CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE The sale of the Christnias seals under the auspices of the Tuberculo sis Association will begih on Thanks giving day and end on December 31 Mrs. Catherine Arbuckle of Albion, i the county chairman of the Montan: 'branch of the association. Mrs. Ken neth McKenzie of Ekalaka has bee' appointed assistant chairman an will have charge of the work in '11 northern part of Carter county. The quota for each school in th , reunty will be 300 stamps to be soh at lc each. Supplies will reach du various schools within the next weel or ten days. The Montana Statr association will present each schos: or school district selling $50 worth of seals, with a pair of scales. Shoulri any school need more of the stamps they may be had by writing Mrs McKenzie at Ekalaka, or Mrs. Ar• buckle at Albion. The money derived front the sal( ef these seals is used to fight tuber- culosis—to prevent and cure the dis- ease. The results so far have been most encouraging and the once dread- ed tuberculosis is being conquerel. LENDE—PHELPS Gabriel Lende, Jr., of Tie creek, and Miss Mary Phelps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Phelps of the Long Pines, we're married in Baker by Rev. A. W. Seebat\ They will make their home on the Gilbert Beri• rench near Arp. Much favorable comment has been heard on the success of the managerF of the Playhouse in being able to give an early showing of \The Ten Com- mandments.\ This picture is with- out doubt the greatest movie pro- duction ever shown in Ekalaka and folks here who have. seen it are its greatest boosters. A large number of Ekalaka folks went to Baker' Wednesday to attend the boxing matches held on the Ar, mistice day program. A CHURCH ADDITION A preliminary survey is being made by a committee from the Union church fo ascertain if it is possible this•time to secure the necessary funds to construct a much needed addition onto the present building. It has been known for a long time that the present , quarters were inadequate to take care of the increased Sunday school membership and many other religious gatherings, but the corning of better times was awaited before attempting to raise the necessary funds to make this 'improvement. - Should this survey prove that the funds can be raised by popular sub- scription, it is planned to sUirt work on the addition early in the spring. No definite plans have been adopted, but it is thought that the moat feas- ible one is to construct the addition so as to make a large roomy south wing on the present church. TRAPPING, AND SHIPPING FURS George E. Mushbach, federal game warden for Montana and Wyoming, was in this county last week accom- 'panied by Arthur Fox of, Miles City, deputy- state game warden. They were investigating matters regarchng fur shipments, and the following in- formation is given for the benefit of trappers arrl shippers: The open season for fur bearing animals is from November 1 to April 30, both days inclusive. Fur bearing animals that may be legally taken are designated as otter, fox, muskrat, fisher, mink and raccoon. A trapper's license costing $10.00 is required to trap these animals as well ats the $2.00 residerit hunting and fishing license. Theae skins may be sold or shipped in the state without restric- tion but should it biledsaleed to maw shipment out of the eate a shipping permit must first be secured from the state game warden, Helena, Montana. There is a closed season at all times on beaver and marten although beaver damagkig property may be caught under special permit from the state game warden. Such beaver niay not be shipped without permit to points out of Montana. No license is required to hunt or trap predaboy animays—coyotes, wolves, wolverine, mountain lions, 13rnx, weasels, skunks, ferrets and bob cats, nor for prairie dogs, ground squirrels, jack rabbits hawks, crows or magpies. THEY BLUSH UNSEEN Annoutkcement has just been made of the marriage of Miss Hazel Lin- dow and Oscar Knedson, the cere- mony being performed two months ago in Forsyth. The bride was Cus- ter county's representative at the Queen of Montana contest held at Helena during the state fair. The young couple will live in Miles City. There are three princesses still at large in Carter county who have rep- resented the county at the shit. fair, to say nothing of the many others who have not been sent there, the which calls to tnind the sadly sweet words of the poet: \Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and easte its sweetness on the desert air.\ HIGH SCHOOL MINSTRELS The Negro Minstrel show given by the High school drew a house which packed the large auditorium. The at- tendance is said to have been the largest ever seen in the'building at any event or entertaininent where an admission fee was charged. The per- fennance was hugely enjoyed and kept the audience in a continual roar of laughter. There were \niggers\ of all shapes and sizes, short and tall large and small, and some even red- headed. There were a number of new cracks and stunts that made hits. The number called \History In The Making,\ is worthy of mention. This was not \blackface.\ \The Midgets\ started some people guessing and geme are guessing yet. The affair was a success, and the next High school entertainment will be sure to be greeted by a full house. W. B. Howard of Glendive, who represents the Bankers Life Insur- ance company of DPS MOiReS, was in town Tuesday night on a business trip. Armistice Day FISKE BUYS THEATER Our old friend and fellow towns- man, W. P. Fiske, former manager of the Ekalaka Play House, and later, city marshal, has again gonee into the show business. The American, a newspaper published at Central Point, Oregon, in its last week's issue, pub- lishes the following news item: \W. P. Fiske and wife of Ekalake, Montana, have purchased the Gate- way theater and will give the people of Central Point show each night of the week except Sunday night. \Mr. Fiske stated that he had come here to make his home and wanted fr.o co-operate with the people of Cen- tral Point and vicinity, also the school and the churches, in giving clean, uplifting pictures for the com- munity. \When a business man comes to our city with these intentions he should .be patronized and aided in every way. A good picture show is a good avertisement for any town if operly conducted and Mr. Fiske is the type of a man who will do it.\ We wish Bill success in his new venture. MONTANA HE EFORDS WIN Montana cattle made a clean sweep in the Hereford class at the Pacific International Livestock Exhibition at Portland, according to a telegram re- ceived by the Miles City Star from R. P. Bands, secretary of the North : weat Hereford association. The cat- tle were owned by A. B. Cook, of Tcwnsend, who won both grand champions, three champions and sev• enteen blue ribbons. Hereford herds were exhibited from five states anil Cher were 5,000 head of cattle on show from all part of the United States. The show is said to have been the best ever held in the North- west. MONTANA POTATO SHOW Tlhe first annual Montana potato show will be held in Butte, November 12, 18, and 14, it was announced at the chamber of commerce after ar- rengements had been completed with F. M. Harrington, professor of horti- culture at Montana State college. Dr. Peter Potter, chairman of the chamber committee, which will have charge of the show, stated that Butte has been selected as the place for the show because of unusual transporta- tion facilities and by reason of the fact that one -tenth of the potatoes consumed in Montana is consumed in 10 square miles in this district. The show is being held to encourage Montana potato growers, Dr. Potter said and declared that all of Montana is awakening to the fact that Butte is working for all of Montana and not for itself alone. Iti is hoped that more Montana potatoes will be sold lihere and elsewhere as a result of the show. He said and asserted that the cnsnmption of Montana eggs, dairy products, fruits and other commodi- ties has been increased by the cam- oaign to promote the uso of Montana troducts in this community. MORE AUTOS IN STATE Montaica folks are operating 91,602 !rotor vehicles, or a gain of 15,01:1 or, October 31 over last year, according . to official figures announced at the office of the secretary of statee. kt the close of business October 31, 1924, the total licenses issuel for passenger cars, trucks and motor- cycles was 79,589..