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aisle Historical 1 ibrary r) R, Op C A Zbt itaitbtab 10)urterts - ' 149 4' VOLUME NO. 27 Poison—the Power City, the Commercial, Recreation and Scenic Center of the Garden of the Rockies! POLSON,- LAKE COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 19:r; NUMBER 47. Conservation Assn. RIVERS AND FROM LAKE CO. ON HARBORS CONGRESS Elect 1937 Officer _s !gressman Jerry O'Connell states that he ; A recent communication from Con - Estimate 750 Signers Ralph R. Tower of Poison, D. H. Mor- ns of Charlo and A. J. Riggert of St. Ignatius, will guide the destinies of the Like County Agricultural Co:.-rya- tion Association in 1937, according to the results of the directors' meeting held in the county agent's office last Saturday. As county committeemen, they will have final decision over acre- ages for each farm, rate of productivity and all expenditures. They have esti- mated that 750 farmers will sign up this year as compared to 540 last year. Harold Guinn of the Pablo commun- ity and F. M. Owens of Ronan, are the other directors. The board elected F. H. Owens alternate county committee- Man; Henry A. Kaiser, treasurer; and J. C. Paisley, secretary. The later will act without pay. The board budgeted, temporarily, $6,000.00 for expenses out of an esti- mated payment of $60,000 from both the crop and range program. Sign -Up Before March 15 Over 350 farmers attended six meet- has n n 1 n e l t a s three members county o ountr s me n fo o ad- visory committee of the National Riv- ers and Harbors Congress, as follows: John P. Swee and Carl A. Ahlgreen of , Ronan and Lou Butler of Poison. Congressman O'Connell had been asked to nominate ten men from this district who would be interested in the ; improvement, development and utiliza- tion of rivers, harbors, lakes, water- ways and water resources and selected the three mentioried above as pert of the advisory 'committee. MEETING OF DAIRYMEN ASSN. HELD LAST SATURDAY AT tHARLO Charlo: To The Courier—A general meeting of the Lake County Dairy- mens' Association was held last Satur- day at the Charlo school house. Various business matters were discussed dur- ing the meeting and a written report of the business of the past year was presented to each of the members of the pool. Board members were re-elected to serve during the coming year. A free lunch was served at noon. the 1937 soil conservation program ex- Over One Hundred plained, reports County Agent Paisley. 1 The county committee and secre- In Attendance at tary's office during the last week, have been rushed with applicants who are : Welfare Assn Meet signing up for the first time. The MO farms signed up last year need not be signed up In 1837, unless The two hundred and filth anniver- there are changes in management in all sary of the birthday of George Wash - or part of that farm, ington was commemorated Monday night by the Western Montana Masonic Welfare association, in the local Ma- sonic hall, with an attendance of slight- ly over one hundred. This event was observed by Masonry in honor of \our first president. the Father of our Coun- try and the 'first' Mason of the land,\ and George Washington was lauded as such by the various speakers of the evening. The program was preceded by a most excellent dinner served by the Eastern Stars. Dorris Harbert, Mrs. C. H. Mad - son and Mrs. H. I. Johnson gave two vocal selections. \Moonbeams\ and \By the Bend of the River,\ accom- panied by Mrs. H. E. Bixby at the piano. These were followed by a reci- tation, \The 22nd of February,\ by Donald Bolog. The musical program closed with two solos. \Rendezvous\ and \Birth of Morn.\ Isy Miss Harbert. ings within the last ten days to hear NEW LAKE MANAGER Paul McAdam, district supervisor of the Yellowstone Amusment company was here the past few days and an- nounces a new manager of the New Lake, Wm. Nye, who comes here from Wallace, Idaho. The former manager. Cliff Moe, has returned to Kellogg. It Is reported that his mother is seriously III again. PUBLIC SALE MARCH 5 Ralph Burrell will hold a closing out sale March 5, at the place near Nfoiesse. Complete listing on page four. Tidy Sum Money Is Sent Warm Springs; Billi ngs — Rest Here The foliovsing men and their subects Reports from all advance ticket sell- as they appeared on the program were: era for the President's birthday bah H. A. Taster of St. Ignatius, \George and all expenses having been paid, the Washington. Father of Our Country.\ final report on the two dances, at Ro- W. 0. Brown of Ronan. \Life of nan and St. Ignatius, shows a net of George Washington.\ $154. H. I. Johnson of Poison. - What Is a Total receipts amounted to $211 and m ason s - total expenses $57. Thirty percent of the net. or $46.50 was sent to national N. A. McDaniel of Charlo - Winners headquarters for use at the Warm Hospitals for Crippled Children.\ Springs foundation. The balance was , Past Master G. M. Marshall of Mis- divided between the Orthopedic Hoe- soula told of his visit to Washington's pital at Billings and the Lake county. home lodge at Alexandria. Va., and his Federated Women's clubs, amounting trip to 4 tomb at Mt. Vernon. Dr. to $53.90 for each. Marshall introduced the speaker of the The Women's club may use ei cuing. Captain E. V. Roberts of Ft. their — -- Missoula whose subject was \A Dif- funds for assistance to crippled child- ferent Aspect on the life of the Father ..SC ., 11E .... LIULED TO APPEAR TONIGHT Public hearings and sub -committee i meetings on this bill trying to adjust I ren living in this county or sponsor a , f Country, the army life of Geo. se. siussOR BOWES AMATEUR Hollt clinic such as they did last year. The ' ci our e arm- e • Wayne Nickerson, a former Poison difficulties and effect comprises which Regular Session of I Washington, and the part the army Club has a special committee to ad- s. . minister this fund. , plays in the affairs of our country.\ high school boy. will appear tonight would be acceptable Co the rural school I 1 A very few of the highlights of the (Thursday) on the Major Bowes pro- and to the city districts. Andy went to Spokane by plane with- out any trouble but when it came to re- turning it was a different story. He boarded the plane and started out for Missoula. The fog became so bad that the pilot could not land at that point certain vacant lands of the Flathead and the plane went on to Helena. Ai - reservation, which had been set apart ter getting weather reports they headed as townsites and villa sites, were with - back then and in another effort to drawn from further disposition. find the Missoula airport, landed st Before making the withdrawal per - Kellogg, Ida. Once again they turned manent, however, it Is desired to ascer- back and when they landed, found tain whether there is a possibility that themselves back in Helena. The Pilot it might be more beneficial to allowMembers of the stock selling com- then flew back to Spokane and the some of the vacant and undisposed of Landscapin r ,o• and mitte are: next morning started back and found tracts to be left open for disposal by Fred C. Drebes, Pablo. the Missoula airport without any James Peace, Valley View. trouble. Andy confesses that his nerves. Peter Rorvik, Rollins. weren't in any too good condition dun- A. L Meek and Henry Claffey, Poison lug the several hours spent in flying A. J. Balfour and Walter Stephens. through the fog banks, directed only by the radio beam and he was glad Me W iese . H. Leischman, St. Ignatius. when they landed. The trip from Mis- Ralph Tower. Poison, chairman. souls. to Spokane under good weather Low income farmers should be vii - conditions takes usually only 55 or 80 ally interested in this project and it ts minutes. probable that those unable to finance themselves will be able to obtain the • necessary .funds thru the Rehabilita- tion division of the Resettlement Ad- ministration. Farmers or producers who are inter- ested are urged to contact some mem- Sister Clever O'Lltriscoll ber of the soliciting committee and St. Ignatius: To The Courier—Early obtain any information which they de - in the morning of February 16th Sister sire. Clever O'Driscoll died at the Ursuline If a cannery is to be operated in this Convent here. Requime High Mass was county this year it is imperative for said by Father Taelman at the Villa producers to get busy' without further Ursula Chapel and burial was made in delay. the Catholic cemetery. Pall bearers were Save Versa, Leadore Thin and M. Twichel and Victor Stricker. Sis- ter Clever was born in Ireland, April 15, 1860. In 1893 she came to Montana Indian Missions from the Unsuline Con- vent at Bedford Park, New York, In 1905 she went as one of the Pioneer band of three to Akularak. Alaska. where she spent herself in missionary labors among the Faquimo for twenty- five years, giving up the work only when a paralytic stroke disabled her. Since that time Sister Clever has been located at St. Ignatius. William Spooner St. Ignatius: To The Courier—Word was received here of the death of Wil- Ham B. Spooner. February 10. in Mon- treal, Canada, after a short illness fol- lowing an operation, complicated by in- fluenza. Mr. Spooner was a pioneer of the Bitter Root valley, having farmed the James Spooner ranch east of Victor for many years before moving to Mon- treal in 1911. His wife passed away sla years ago. He is survived by four children. Isabelle, Cecile, Roland and Walter, and two brothers. Noah and Ceorge of St. Ignatius. George L. Knight of Missoula. state horticulturalist, will be in Poison next week Thursday. March 4th, at the city hall. His talk will be on landscaping, gar- den club work ,street tree planting and tree varieties. In addition to the in- formation which will be given in his address, the meeting will be made more Informative and instructive by moving pictures. Due to the seasonability of Mr. Knight's address, the added interest in gardening since the cannery project startcd, and in Chamber of Commerce's interest in promoting a more attractive town, a large crowd is expected for this meeting. Farmers and town people are not only invited but they are urged to make an effort to be present and gain a lot of extra knowledge which can later be put to practical use in the gardens and homes in Lake county. February Old Age Pension Checks Out Old age pension checks. totaling $3,270.45. were sent out last Saturday after thascounty old age pension board , received authority from the state board ; to make the February payments. The checks represented payments he I 166 old age pensioners, many of whom were in dire need of the money which had been withheld upon the order of I the state board until the necessary leg- islative measures could be passed en- titling the state to furnish funds for , counties which could not furnish their I portion of the pensions in cash. The county commissioners, acting as ; an old -age pension board met in special session in order to get the cheeks out as soon as possible. Orginary 200 -Mile 1 Meeting to Discuss ARRESTS FOR DRUNKENESS CON - ! TINUE r e T9 FILL THE CITY DOCKET Cannery Subscribers Trip Stretches into Withdrawal Indian , of being drunk and disorder -1 y formed the major portion of the, From Moiese, Pablo, 1600 Miles of Flying' Lands, Fri., Mar. 5 I v = reported here during the past I S After flying blind through banks of dense fog clouds for approximately 1,600 miles, S. E. \Andy\ Anderson fin- ally arrived home Friday from Spo- kane where he attended a meeting of Marshall-Wells dealers held there last week. t. Ignatius, Rollins Deaths Reported During Past Week ; various speakers might be given in a gram' over the Columbia system. at Flathead Indian Agency, has called a meeting to be held here next Friday, March 5th, at the city hall. for the pur- pose of discussing and disposing of In- dian ownership lands on this reserva- tion. Under the act of June 18, 1934, the secretary of the interior was authorized to restore to Indian ownership any sur- plus lands on the reservation heretofore opened for sale, or any other form of disposal. As a result of such authority. reason of a possible immediate mar- ket. In order to help determine this, Sup- erintendent Shotwell has called this meeting for next Friday and states that he will be glad to discuss the matter with anyone interested, and also those interested in the disposing of lots in Present townsites or villa sites along Flathead lake. Apportionments of School Money Here The office of the County Superin- tendent announces that apportionments of money have been received within the last few days from three sources. From the Forest Reserve Fund Lake county received $239.50 for 1937 sit against $31.18 from the same fund in 1936. This year the Oil Production Li- cense tax brought $1,730.53 while last year we received only $574.78. The amount of $23.110.39 has been received from the State Interest and Income Fund, This Is less than was received last year from the same fund. It should be of interest to the peo- ple of Lake county that Senate Bill No. 5 extends the 1150.000 equalir.ation fund to run for another two year period from March 15, 1937 to March 15, 1939. The rottener of distribution will be more equalized under the new bill however, and with our new set-up under the pro- posed \redistricting\ or \refinancing\ bill all taxes and revenues will i.e more equitable. According to the County Superin- tendent Ethel Terry. the above mem- Honed \redistricting\ or \refinancing\ bill No. 301 was not acceptable in its original form, as it was approved by the Dslegate Assembly of the Montana Education Association of last March and as it was published and discussed through the months preceding the Leg- islative Assembly in Helena. The com- mittee on Education of this session of the Legislative Assembly has had two Better rural schools are urged. Coun- Lake County Court' brief summary as follows: 7:00 o'ociock. try life is beginning to get Went...bard 1 There are 15 Shriner hospitals for Official votes may be obtained at the such as has not been equalled for years. Rural schools are receiving definite i Judge Alta rt Besancon held a session House Happenings ' following of distr ry iet n co ro urt s a t t w Po hi l r so h n th o e n crippled children. The Shrine organiza- Dewey Service Co.. who in conjunction tion has raised large sums of money Land Transfers ; for the operation of these and thous- era, are sponsors of the program. sith other Dodge and Plymouth deal- thought and planning. America has wandered away from rural life, but we business was transacted ' are directing our thoughts again to the Edward M. Blakely vs, William H. A large number of land transfers ; ands of children have received free Friends Friends of Nickerson are especially In this action heretofore were recorded in the clerk and record- ' erations and treatment. No race, creed anxious to have a large vote go in from building up of community life in the Mlieke Y: mill er's office during the past week, or color is barred from Shrine hospitals, Poison and vicinity because Wayne has sections. We have learned much tried and taken under advisement, use Court filed the proposed findings and i C DeeneY Warranty deeds filed were: ' At the present time there are over 1800 h a d t h e m i s f or t une o f b e i ng a p a rtial in the past few years, and we find that Vermont Loan and Trust Co. to E on the waiting list to be admitted for cripple and if he makes a good showing the present trend is not so much \back conclusions of the respective partias , 4 . ' .1. Violette of Deer Lodge, the 13 is of , hospitalization. it may be the means of him obtaining to the country\ but back to a regard and also the Court's findings and cm- A ' George Washington was grand mas- Those who were arrested by the city saa policemen, during the week end were W. -- -- ''''' Peter Buckskin, Sam Auld, Ed Clair- The commute in charge of soliciting Superintendent L. W Shotwell of mont, Andrew Star, Jack Mack McFal! cannery report that the campaign is stock subscriptions for the Proposed of Poison and John Arkwood who gave making slow but apparently sure pro- les address as New York City. All were gress. Bad roads have halted the work Lined ten dollars and given 10 day sus - considerably as it is essential, under pendrd sentences with the exception of the proposed set-up, to accept no sub- Arkwood who was \floated.\ The others scriptions except from actual producers. paid their fines and were released. Glen M. Daley and Geo. B. Frazier, J. J. Tucker was arrested at Halls- of Rollins: A. J. Balfour and Walter pen at the request of the local officials, Stevens of Moiese; W. H. Leishman, of on a charge of issuing a fraudulent St. Ignatius and Fred C. Drebes of check. He was fined $25 and released. Pablo are among the out of town pro - after pleading guilty to the charge. ducers who have signed up for stock. Henry Bird of Ronan, who was ar- A complete list of other stockholders, rested last Sunday by the federal of - from this vicinity as well as other com- !leers on a chargé of selling liquor to munities, is not available at this time an /when, was lodged in the jail at as there are a number of solicitors out Missoula after being unable to furnish working and their returns have not, been a bond of $1,500. made. Gardening Expert Coming March 4th The District Court a good position Montana Catholic Missions of St ter of the Masonic lodge at Alexandria, Remember the time and then don't Ignatius to French Grubb of St. Igna-; Va. In connection with Masonic his- forget to send in your votes if you aa- Damage Suit Result ties, the EiES of the NE',. e of the SEtl tory, it was stated that while General predate his program. of \Konny's\ Arrest sec. 23. T 18. R.20. excluding all water Sherman was on his famous march to rights. the sea. the \blue and graY\ sat inl Bo ed Down Items elusions. William H. Mackey vs). Edward M. Blakely. In this action the Court made and filed an order overruling the de- fendant's demurrer to the plaintiff's complaint and allowed the defendant NS days within which to anseer or Monday evening to help fight a fire Ennis P. Mullis and husband of Ro- lodge together at Atlanta. Ga plead further, which broke out in the A. M Sterling nan to John Hooley of Ronan, lots3 . , s•ss Roberts exPlained Use en For Busy Read In ers Daniel John Combest et al., minors. the matter of the guardians to hip of store at that place. Politics Are Perking For Coming Election An increased interest in the corning city election has been shown during the past week as petitions are beginning to be circulated for different councilmen. Friends of W. S. Eitimson and Merle Bandon, in ward one are circulating petitions for their re-election. Friends in Grandview are asking that Merritt Cass be re-elected and S. W. Grinde be elected as a new member in that %Nerd. A petition is being circulated for Jess Mosley in number two, but to -date that Is the only one for that ward. ---- -- SUB -DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP WON AY ST. IGNATIUS TEAM St. Ignatius: To The Courier—The St. Igiintivaas basketball team non won the sub- district tournament championship at Ronan when it defeated Ronan in the Mud game Saturday night. Final scores In all the game) played by the Mission boys gave them a big lead over their opponents, and raise' Lb. L hopes of winning the district tournament which will be held in St. Ignatius Friday and Saturday. Teams participating in this tournament will be Superior, Lone Pine. Plains. and St. Ignatius. The winner will go to Billings for the state tourna- ment. Gaines will be played here both in the afternoon and evening of both days. and a large crowd is expected to watch the games of champions. Members of the afission :sem are Killoran. mill, McCarthy. DeJarlis, and Webb. The team has as its coach, .1. the NW',.of Sec. 23, T.19, R.20. and 4, see. 31. T.21, R.21, containing 78.98 acres. Marilou Faucett of Poison to Ftuth Faucett of Poison the Si,. of lot 9 block 10. PoLson original; lot 1, block 2, lot 2, block 2, Wes, block 2, lot 8, block 2, SS. of SW%, less road right of way, sec. 25, T.20, R.20. Myrtle C. Niles of Ronan to Frank C eines, a portion of the WS of the SW'.. sec. 4, T.20, P.19,19. with two-thirds in- terest of 2 second feet of water from Lost Creek. J. C. Kinnick and wife of Ronan to Elfred C. Fritz of Ronan, the W. 334.77 feet of the S 749.53 feet of the E 534 feet of the SW\. of the NE'.., sec. 2. T.20, R-90, containing 4 acres. Clarence L. Aldrich and wife to Lea Vella Bond of Moiese, lot 2 and the SE'.,of the NIVti of sec. At, T.19, R.21. Robe. M. Goshom of Lomita, Calif., to Mildred J. Vaughan of Lomita. the SWS4, sec. 35, T.25, R.21, containing 160 acres. Tom Howard and wife of Poison to C. R.. Bretton, the N'.s of the 8E 1 / 4 , sec. 4, T.21, 11.21, containing 80 acres. Lake County Cooperative Building Association to Lake County Dairymen Inc., lot 1, block 15. T. of Charlo. Edith Isaacs of Kalispell to Orva Isaacs of Kalispell lot 15 block I of Shore Acres. Fred I. Carter of Charley to Francis Groom of Ronan, the Has of the SE'. NE , , of the SW', sec. 4, and the NW',.of the SW', sec. 3, T.19. R.21. contain. (Continued on page 8) (Santa(- 'portent part the army plays—not only! In war but in peace times. All thru. To Landscape Island I history, he explained, the army had Al. Rochester of Missoula, spent a been foremost in new explorations, short time here last Sunday on busi- ness. While here Mr. Rochester con- tracted J. L. Erickson to landscape and re -plant the grounds surrounding his summer home on Rochester Island, this spring. Mr. Rochester came back to Missoula for a short time to attend business matters before leaving again for Florida where he and Mrs. Roch- ester have been spending the winter months. building military roads, furnishing pro- tection to settlers in new territories as I well as acting in case of riots, floods, etc. ; Dr. Marshall gave the early history of Masonary in the Flathead reserva- tion. A. J. Lowery was the first master , of the Poison lodge, Dr. Marshall was ; second and L. L. Marsh was third. H. S Hanson and \Cap\ Holding were ' also mentioned as among the \old - First Visit Since 1914 , timers of the local lodge who were Francis Wilson of Gifford, an early present at the meeting Monday. resident of this section paid his first The lodge at Poison was the first on visit to the Flathead in 23 years when the reservation and operated for a time he spent a few days here last week 1w - under dispensation from the Grand newing old acquainteriances. Mr. 011 - Lodge. at, Ignatius was the second ford formerly farmed the land south of , town to be granted a charter and Ro- here, now owned by Dr. F. L. Casey. He nan third, all three being active, tluiv- located here in 1904 and spent until trig orders at the present time, Dr. 1912 in this section. His only visit to Marshall stated. the Flathead since was in 1914. He now ; The entire program was excellent, ranches several thousand acres in the ; each speaker handling his subject in an eastern part of the state and operates ;impressive manner and many interest- a general merchandise store at Gifford. ing and instructive facts were \brought ' Drive for Cannery ; to light,\ so to speak. Peter Rorvik is making a drive to g et The Association was congratulated by local people to support the proposed ; out of town men for bringing together Poison cannery. Generally most people such a large and harmonious group and wish to see this cannery built and ; stated that the evening had been thor- ! oly enjoyed and would not soon be for- gotten. Profuse and sincere compliments would do all they can to support it. Lack of irrigation is a local handicap, and our production would be of nec- essity along the line of fruit, such as for human living, Mrs. Terry says The case of R. \Konny\ Konopatzke who was arrested last week on the complaint of E. R. Cummins who charged him with drawing and exhibit- ing a deadly weapon, was brought to lire again this week, after being dis- missed in justice court, when Kono- patzke flied a damage action in the clerk of court's office against Cum- mins. Konopatzke pleaded not guilty to the charge when arraigned in court and was released under his own recogniz- ance to await trial. A short time later the case was dismissed and he im- mediately filed action against the plaintiff. Konopatzke charges Cummins with falsely and maliciously making and signing a criminal complaint with- out probable or reasonable cause and asks $50 for counsel fees and expenses and $2,500 for injury to his name and reputation. FIREMEN TO GIVE DANCE SAT., PROCCEDS TO BUY EQUIPMENT Rills are out announcing a dance to be given next Saturday night at the city hall by the Poison volunteer fire department. The proceeds are to be Used to purchase additional equipment such as coats and hats. etc. Couture's orchestra will furnish the music and a large crowd Ls expected to help out for a worthy cause. A marriage license was issued Tuesday at Missoula to Morton Clements and Dorothy Davidson. both of this place This matter came on for hearing upon a petition for an order authorising the guardian to mortgage certain real es- tate of the wards, and the Court after hearing the evidence adduced made an order authorizing the same. In the matter of the estate of Chas. Colberg. deceased. Administration or this estate having been completed the Court entered ii decree of final dis- charge. Amanda McConnell vs. Joseph E. McConnell. The default of the defend- ant was entered for his failure to ap- pear or answer within the time allowed by law. Evidence was introduced in be- half of the plaintiff and she was grant- ed a divorce from the defendant, was given custody of the minor children of the parties and was awarded $20.00 per month for their support. Home Deanne Loan Corporation, etc. vs. James J. Rooney et al. In this ac- tion, regularly set for trial this day, the default of the defendants Lee T. Butcher and wife was entered for their failure to appear or answer within the time allowed by law. The case went to trial upon the issues made by the com- plaint and the answer of the defend- ants Rooney. Evidence Was introduced In behalf of the plaintiff and the de- fendants. both oral and documentary. The matter was argued by counsel and the Court rendered judgment in favor of the plaintiff and against the defend- ants for the total sum of $3192.79 and (Continued on page 4) Ronan Business Has Fire Loss Mon. Poison's new fire truck made as first* t un when it was called to Ronan last Several members of the local fire de- partment as well as many of the Ro- nan businessmen were attending the Masonic Welfare meeting here at the time the call was received for help but It was only a short time later before the truck and the members of the de- partment were on their Way to the scene of the fire. Despite the extremely Icy condition of the highway the run from here to Ronan was made within 20 minutes. Practically all of the Ronan businessmen as well as a number of local residents left immediately to go to Ronan toe. At the time the call was received here it was thought that the entire business district in that town might be destroy- ed if the flames consumed the Sterling store and hotel, but by the time the local department reached there the fire was well under control and it wasn't neeessary to do more than a small amount of axe work, put up one ladder and assist in the general \mop -up\ work. The flames broke out in the office of the hardware and paint department which occupied the section between the dry goods and grocery department and the implement department. Hard wore on the part on the Ronan firemen kept. the flames confined to the one depart- ment until they broke through the roof and they were able to get water directly on the fire. Considerable damage was caused to the stock in the other departments, by eater and smoke were freely tendered the Eastern Stars cherries and raspberries, which do well for the tasty and satisfying banquet. without irrigation —Rollins Cor.