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Ofr.% dY 4 . 1 0 41 State Historical Library sr HELEN A, MONTAN A itatbitab enricr Poison—the Power City, the Commercial, Recreation and Scenic Center of the Garden of the Rockies! VOL. 28, No. 41. POLSON, LAKE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMI3ER - 19, 1937. Annual Red Cross Federal Census of Drive to be Held The Unemployed Friday -Saturday Friday and Saturday of this week, November 19 and 20, have been the dates set for the annual Red Cross roll call in Lake county, A. B. Levisee, county chairman, has announced. Leonard Marsh of Poison, is the county roll .call chairman and Mrs. Ethel Terry is farm and homgaiccident prevention chairman. The following gives a resume of the work done throughout the nation dur- ing the past year. A record number of persons were as- sisted by the various services of the American .Red Cross during the past Year, according to A. B. Levisee, chair- man of the Lake Red Cross chapter, who said yesterday that the society had been called upon to render assistance following 128 disasters, in addition to its regular duties. \The Red Cross assisted 236,116 fam- ilies following the great floods of last spring,\ the local chairman said. \This number represented 1,063,000 individ- uals who were given food, medical as- sistance, shelter, clothing, or perma- nent assistance in the way of rebuild- ing or repair and refurnishing of homes as well as vocational assistance.\ He said that, during the fiscal year, Red Cross public health nurses made 1,035,764 visits to or in behalf of the sick, and that the move for public health nursing had been growing rap- idly as a result of demonstrations by the nurses of what benefits were brought to communities by this work. This year marks the twenty-fifth an- niversary of Red Cross public health nursing services. \The Red Cross continued a vigor- ous campaign against accidents in the home, on farms and along highways.\ Mr. Levisee said. Toward this end 256,- 884 persons were given courses in first aid, and 81.291 completed classes in life saving. First aid was taught to 49,000 C. C. C. men and life saving to 3.800 C. C. C. enrollees by Red Cross in- structors. In commenting on moves to eliminate accidents on highways, Mr. Levisee said that 1.788 firsffaid stations had been established along the nation's principal highways, with 3.283 stations being or- ganized for early opening as the Year closed. Mobile first aid units, he said, have also been organized, and hundreds of trucks and automobiles belonging to utility companies, highway depart- ments, police patrolmen. and others frequenting the roads tad been equip- ped with Red Cross first aid kits, and their personnel trained in first aid. Red Cross chapters. he recounted, ad- ministered civilian relief in 745 com- munities, and 54,830 women and girls were given certificates upon completion of courses in home hygiene and care of the sick. During that same period seven million homes were self -checked by school children and parents in an , effort to lessen the number of accidents that occur in our so-called \havens of safety.\ \Regular services to disabled veterans and their dependents, and to men in active service continued,\ Mr. Levisee said. \Thousands of volunteer Red Cross workers made garments for the needy, and hundreds of books in braille for blind readers were printed and bound for distribution. \Every man and woman who joins the Red Cross during our annual Roll Call November 11 to 25 supports these services.\ Mr. Levisee concluded. - We are working for the preservation of life and health, for the nftedy and those in distress, and the assistance of everyone in our community is needed.\ WATCH LIVESTOCK Close supervision on livestock being brought into Montana will be exer- cised by the state stock inspectors, Dr. W. J. Butler, veterinary surgeon an- nounced on returning from a confer- ence at Belle Fouche, S. D. All sheep brought in from South Dakota will be dipped and stock from regions infected with anthrax will be barred admission. Stockmen in southeastern Montana are buying and restocking their herds on a larger scale than for many years, Dr. Butler said. GRASSHOPPER PLAGUE Unless the guess of the experts who are seeking funds from the U. S. treas- ury for baiting purposes, is wrong, Montana will be visited by a grass- hopper plague next year. Fred D. Butcher, federal entomologist, reported that the egg count of grasshoppers taken in twenty western states indi- cates a plague next year. Federal funds are not received soon enough to ptoperly fight the pests with poison. „ the experts say. Every family residing in PoLson, whether they make their home in an apartment house, private residence, trailer colony or shack have received one of the census cards for registering unemployed or partially employed men and women, this week. Additional cards may be obtained at the local postoif ice in case there is more than one member of the family who wishes to register, Postmaster George Farrell, said yesterday. The cards are to be filled in and re- turned to the post office not later than midnight Saturday, November 21. To date there have been 1,665 cards mailed out from this office. MISSOULA MAN VICTIM HIT AND RUN DRIVER Frank Burgels of Missoula, was the victim of a hit and run driver, in an accident which took place on the high- way near Crow Creek Tuesday night. according to Patrolman Allen. Burgels, who was traveling north to Poison, reported that his car had been struck by a car traveling south. The impact put Burgels' car into the ditch while the other machine was able to keep on traveling and did not stop. Cases Disposed of In District Court District court was held at Poison on November 16, with Judge Ralph L. Ar- nold presiding, at which time the fol- lowing business was transacted: In the matter of the estate of Geo. A. Marlow, deceased, the court fixed the inheritance tax; signed decree showing due and legal notice to cred- itors given; heard and allowed the final account of the administrator; ordered distribution in accordance with the petition, and signed decree of final discharge In the matter of the estate of Sam Pierre, deceased, the court heard pe- tition for letters testamentary; granted the same. Mrs. M. B. Hennessy nam- ed administratrix upon giving quali- fying bond in amount of $1,000. Ideal Motors, Inc.. vs. T. A. 'Fascher- eau. Defendant's motion for change of venue came on for hearing, was granted, and place of trial changed to Flathead county. Margaretha Whlttredge vs Geroge Whittredge, et al. In this cause upon motion of counsel, and in accordance with stipulation, the action dismissed on its merits. In the matter of the estate of James W, Crowder. deceased. In this matter the court signed decree showing due and legal notice to creditors given. In the matter of the estate of Sarah A. Blair, deceased. In this matter the court signed decree showing due and legal notice to creditors given. Zola Petticrew vs. Edgar Petticrew, action for divorce. This cause set for trial Nov. 23. 1937, at 10 o'clock a. m. Edith Campbell vs. Robert F. Camp- bell, action for divorce. This cause set for trial Nov. 23, at 10 o'clock. Upon affidavit and motion of. county attorney the following old criminal cases were by the court dismissed: The State of Montana vs. Earl Bur - land, charged with grand larceny. The State of Montana vs. Earl Bur - lead, charged with larceny. The State of Montana vs. David Ar- cher, charged with assault in the sec- ond degree. The State of Montana vs. Zearl Combs, charged with grand larceny. The State of Montana vs. Peter Clairmont, charged with grand lar- ceny. The State of Montana vs. Earl Bu.. - land, charged with grand larceny. No further business appearing before the court at this time adjournment was had to Nov. 23, at ten o'clock a. m. CHEAP FIRE FIGHTING Cost of fighting fires in the national forests this year showed marked de- cline, Supervisor J. N. Templar of the Helena forest reported. There were 46 fires and fighting them cost $1,351. Last year there were 63 fires and the cost was 63,025. Thirty forest blazes were caused by lightnIng, 11 by smok- ers, three from camp fires, one from a slashings fire and one from a donkey engine. George O'Brion of Pittsburg, Pa., left town in a hurry last Tuesday after the city officers found him in the fire en- gine house where he had retired for a good night's slumber. The man made his entrance to the building through a window. He was charged with vagrancy and after pleading guilty in the city police court, was given 15 minutes to leave town. WILL SPEND 90 DAYS IN JAIL ON DRUNKENNESS CHARGE Noel Combest of Arlee, will spend the next 90 days in the county jail as Use result of being arrested at that place Monday night on a charge of drunken- ness. Combest pleaded guilty to the dune when arraigned before Justice H. A. Tasker at St. Ignatius, and was sen- tenced to serve 90 days in Jail. . Veterans Install Officers for Year A joint installation of the newly elec- ted officers of Fullerton post No. 2988 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Auxil- iary was conducted Wednesday evening at the I. 0. 0. F hall. Mrs. Eva Rathbun, state department chaplain and deputy installing officer, conducted the solemn and impressive Installation of the auxiliary officers. Those placed in the chairs were: Georgia Swart, president; Pearl Ny- berg, vice-president; Ruby Carson, jun- ior vice-president; Eva Rathbun, chap- lain; Agnes Abrahamson. secretary; Ruby Swanson, treasurer; Adelle North, conductress, and Marguerette King, Ethel Terry, Bertha Sorensen and Martha Ingman, color bearers. Reports were given on the past year's activities' after which Mrs. Rathbun was presented with a past -president's pin and Mrs. Wilkinson was given a membership pin in appreciation of her work as musician for the group. Clyde Weythman, past commander, acted as installing officer for the post, members at which time the following were placed in office: E. R. Swart, com- mander; Art King, senior vice -com- mander; Dave Ingman, junior vice - commander; Roman Craft, quarter- master; Clarence Fiche, chaplain: Stewart Kinch, judge advocate; P. C. Noble, surgeon; Jim Carson. adjutant; Pat McKloskey and Glen Bucher, guards, and Ed Nyberg, officer of the day. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS The United States Civil Service COM. Assistant entomologist Uaxonomy) $3,200 a year. 'Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Junior scientific aid (fossils) $1.440 a year. U. S. National Museum, Smith- sonian Institute. Senior steward. 82.600 a year; junior steward, $2.300 a year; senior cook, mission has announced open competi- tive examinations as follows: Draftsman, and chief, principal, sen- ior, and assistant draftsmen, $1,620 to $2,600 a year. Optional branches are topographic and statistical. Merritt Cass. of Poison, underwent a major operation Thursday evening. His condition, hospital attendants said, Is good. Frank Godin, of Poison, is a medical patient. Mrs. Dave Morrisette, of Poison, is a patient. Mrs. Frank Hingley left the hospital Sunday after spending a few days re- ceiving treatment. VISIT HERE. Mr and Mrs. Peder Pedersen, for- merly of Spokane, were visitors in poi- son and Dayton over the week -end Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen left Monday for Oakland, Cal., where they will spend a few days before going to Reno, Net.. Where they will make their home. The young couple are well known here. Mr. Pedersen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Pedersen of Dayton and a graduate of Poison high school and Kinman business college. Mrs. Peder- sen will be remembered as Miss Anna Neigh of Kalispell. She was graduated from Flathead county high school and was employed as secretary to the school superintendent of that place for sev- eral years. Mr. Pedersen has been employed by the Realsllk Hosiery company in Spo- kane for the past two years until re- cently when he was chosen manager oi the branch office at Reno, Nev. COUNTIES MUST PAY New blankets in jails, when needed, must be paid for by the counties, at- torney General H. J. Freebourn ruled this week. Sheriff Dan Stephenson asked for an opinion as his inmates need new blankets and the sheriff de- clined to buy them from funds allowed for board of prisoners. Freebourn up- held the sheriff's views. FAILURE TO REPORT ACCIDENT COSTS MOTORIST $25 FINE Failure to report an automobile acci- dentdent cost Max Howlett of Poison a $25 fine Wednesday when he was ar- rested by Patrolman E. D. Allen at Ronan. Howlett first denied the accident but later pleaded guilty when arraigned be- fore Justice W. R. Hughes. Charles Kind of Rollins was arrested Wednesday also for not having clear- ance lights on his truck. He was or- dered to have the necessary lights Montana Crop Report for 1937 Harvesting of late crops in Mon- tana, including corn, potatoes, flax, beans, and sugar beets, show no change in case of corn as estimated a month agO, but slightly larger out -turn in case of the other crops. Despite the drouth damage in eastern Montana, a large corn production elsewhere in Montana this year has resulted in a total crop Of 1,156,000, or more than double the short 1936 crop of 540,000 bushels and not far below the five-year (1928-32) average of 1,401,000 bushels. The po- tato crop on November 1 estimate was placed at 2,100,000 bushels, or about 38 per cent larger than in 1936 and slightly better than the five-year aver- age production of 2,042,000' bushels. Sugar beet production at 875,000 tons has exceeded earlier estimates and set a new state record for that crop. Last Year's crop amounted to 654,000 tons. Bean production is now indicated at 240.000 bags, or slightly larger than last month's estimate. This figure compares with 16.000 bags produced in 1936. but is well under the 375,000 bags the five-year average production. In case of flax. the 1937 crop of 25,000 bushels is the smallest . since records began, and compares with 32,000 bush- els in 1936 and the 1928-32 average pro- duction of 1,149,000 bushels. The 1937 droith not only discouraged planting of flax in the important producing areas of eastern Montana. but caused considerable abandonment of acreage that was planted. Montana's 1937 ap - ple crop, now estimated at 562,000 bush- els, ts only about 5 per cent larger than the 1928-32 average production, but almost four times as large as the very short crop of 1936, when it was 144.000 bushels. Price 5c Copy; $2 Year Valley Receives its Snow of the Winter This section of the valley experienced its first indication of winter this week when the temperature dropped several degrees with slight snow flurries Tues- day night and Wednesday morning. The snow melted as rapidly as it fell at Poison but drivers, for the Inter- mountain busses reported that there was a light snowfall Wednesday all of the way from the Poison .hill to na- val which remained on the ground most of the day. According to the government records the temperature was 23 degrees above zero Wednesday morning and one de- gree lower Thursday morning. Land Transfers Land transfers filed during the past week in the clerk and recorder's office have included the following: Anna Horte of Shelly, Minn., to Flor- ence E. Johnson of Ronan, the SE% of the SE%, section 33. T. 21, R. 21, con- taining 40 acres. Gladys LeBrun and husband of Ro- nan to Gordon Chambers, lots 12 and 13, block 15 Stanley Sc,earce addition and lots 3 to 6, block 3 of Clairmont addition to Ronan. Parent -Teachers' association of St. Ignatius to the State of Montana 3 acres in the NE% of the SW%, section 13, T. 18. R. 20. Silver W. Potter of Ronan to Gladys G. Potter, lot 5 of the SE% of the NW '4. section 6. T. 20, R. 21, containing 80 acres. George Smothers of Ronan to Con- rad Malinok of Camas, the %V% of the NEti, section 23, T. 22, R. 23. Samuel E. Salter and wife of Poison to H. G. Havely of Poison the SE% of the NE%. Ni'., of the SE., and the SE% of section 28. T. 22, R. 19. con- taining 160 acres. 5.0. Heath and wife to Gary L. Han- son of Arise a fractional part of the SW, of the NW',, section 2. T 16, It. 20. Gertrude E. Halley of Poison to Dol- ores U. Hellstrand of Butte. 8.19 acres in lot 4, section 4, T. 24, R. 19. Charles E. Avery trustee for the Pabst corporation of Anaconda to Carl L,oier of „Aberdeen, Wash., one-half interest in and to the S. 502 feet of lot 3 and the S. 354. 7feet, lot 4, and the S. 502 feet of the W. 330 feet and the S. 534.7 feet of the E. 990 feet of the SW'. of DUCK REFUGE BOUGHT the NE %, section 18. T. 23, R. 19. The government will purchase 696 acres of land in Sheridan county, in- cluding the Medicine Lake area, as a duck refuge, Mrs. N. B. Sherlock. state $2.000 a year; Prison Service, Depart - land commissioner announces. At Its ment of Justice. meeting last week, the state land board, Full information may be obtained which includes Governor Ayers. Secre- from the Secretary of the U. 8. Civil tary of State Sam Mitchell. Attorney Service Board of Examiners, at the General H. J. Freebourn and Miss Ruth post office. Reardon,. state school superintendent, approved leases on oil lands to the fol- AT THE HOSPITAL lowing persons and firms: Wm. H. Miss Anna Miller, of Ronan, entered Bertsch, Great Falls, 640 acres in Cas- the hospital Thursday evening and will rade; G. C. Hoyt of Shelby, 199 acres undergo a major operation this morn- in Toole; S. C. Ford of Helena. 480 ing. acres in Teton and 120 acres in Pon- dera; F. B. Frairy of Great Falls, 320 acres in Toole county. Poison Chamber Holds Meeting Members of the Poison Chamber of Commerce held a special banquet and meeting last evening at the Mbdel cafe with a fair attendance The evening's session was devoted chiefly to an open discussion of plans and projects for the improvement of the city, among which the securing of a year -'round industry played an im- portant part. HIGHWAY JOBS NUMBER 972 Last half of October with good weather prevalent over the state saw highway employment maintained at a high peak. D. A, McKinnon. highway engineer announced. There were 919 state residents employed and 53 non- residents, STATE BUYS BONDS Mrs. Nanita B. Sherlock, state land commissioner, bid $55,000 and 3.7 per cent interest on a school bond issue from the Harlowtown school district. The bonds amortize in 20 years. The state reed e o o f bta rined the issue on its bid. the b MUST STAMP EGGS Buyers are warned to be alert for low quality eggs shipped and sold within the state. State certified eggs carry a blue seal of the dairy division of the Montana department of agri- culture. Men Arrested on Outside Warrants Leslie Kobell and Joe Redhorn en- joyed only a brief residence in Lake county this week before they were re- turned to Glacier county, the former to face a charge of forgery and the latter a charge of horse stealing. Kobell was arrested Tuesday after- noon by Sheriff J. L. Taulbee as he arrived here by bus from Cutbank. Redhorn, who was first thought to be accompanying him, was apprehended the following day at Blue Bay where he was taking advantage of the sock- eye salmon fishing. The men were returned to Cutbank Wednesday by Fred Stone and Ed Gol- bert. Glacier county officers. RICH NAMED STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARIAN John R. Rich of Lewistown a veteran writer, commentator and pioneer resi- dent of the state, was named historical librarian by the State Historical Li- brary trustees this week. Mr. Rich was honored by the appointment to the board of trustees last month. He suc- ceeds the late David Hilger as librarian and will bring a wealth of historical knowledge and experience to the task. BIDS ON TIRES Bids on tires, and tubes were opened by State Purchasing Agent I. S. Mc- Quitty, this week. Fourteen firms com- peted for the contract to sell approxi- mately $50.000 worth of tires during the coming year. Bids are being com- piled and the award will be announced soon. DISEASE IS SCARCE Montana is growing more healthy with the approach of winter, state health reports reveal, A mild epidemic of chicken pox with 33 cases headed the list. There were 20 cases of small pox, two of typhoid, 15 of scarlet fever, 16 whooping cough. 17 mumps and a few miscellaneous cases. UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT IS 2,017 Enrollment at Montana State Uni- versity was 2,017 on Nov. 1, the regis- trar's office has announced. This fig- ure is 59 lower than the figure of Nov, 1, 1936. Salmon Being Seined at Yellow Bay for Spawn The state fish and game commission has a crew of eight men at work at Yel- low bay this week taking salmon eggs which will be hatched at the various hatcheries in the state and ready for planting in the spring. It is planned to take approximately six million eggs. The number of eggs taken in a day average approximately one million. The fish are taken by means of large nets and it is said to be an interesting spectacle to watch the men bring the big nets in. One haul Tuesday netted more than 1,200 pounds of salmon, it is said. After the eggs are taken, the relief department takes the fish for distribution among the 'needy. Two-thirds of the fish are distri- buted among those on the relief rolls and one-third is distributed among the needy Indians, by the Indian depart- ment. PURCHASE OF POTATOES IS AUTHORIZED HERE The Surplus Commodity corporation has authorized the purchase of several carloads of potatoes from Lake county. Mr. D. A. Dellwo of Ronan, David Anderson of Pablo and Otto Stadler of Poison have been selected as the com- mittee to pro -rate the amount of pota- toes which each grower may sell to this corporation. Only U. S. No. l's are being pur- chased at this time. Any farmer hav- ing a surplus of potatoes should send the amount that he will have for sale to the county agent's office. No appli- cations for the purchase of surplus potatoes can be received after Monday noon, November 22. CIVIC LEAGUE MEETS Members of the Civic League held an interesting meeting last Friday at the home of Mrs. J. S. Smith, who was as- sisted in entertaining by Mrs. Charles Reynolds and Mrs. Ruth Stevens. Following a routine business meeting with the president, Mrs. W. C. Vincent presiding, a program was given under the leadership of Mrs. C. W. Buell. Rev. E. S. Ede gave an instructive account of the Boy Scout movement and urged the members of the League to back the present drive to raise funds for the continuance of the scout work in Poison, which met with good re- sponse. Miss Evelyn Mattmiller and Miss Fay Buckholz rendered a pleasing violin duet selection which was followed by an interesting article concerning early day history. which was read by Mrs. I. E. White. - Mrs. Ethel Terry also gave an in- structive talk on the tuberculosis seal sale which will open the latter part of this month. Thg, speaker told chiefly of the purposes for which the money is used and the benefits derived. Light refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. STATE INCOME ON LIQUOR IS • HIGHER Income from liquor and beer—pro- fits, licenses and taxes—will reach an all-time peak this year. L. at A. Waas, administrator of the Liquor Control Board announced this week. In nine months it has totaled $2.148.640.45. Profits were $1.319,139. which is $158.- 853.82 more than last year; the 7 per' cent excise tax on all spirituous li- quors had brought in $273.41.80, liquor permits have added $59.433 to the state treasury and licenses have brought in $247.350. The state tax on beer has netted $192.27 and beer licenses an ad-' ditional $57,020. Due to improved methods of pur- chasing, elimination of dead numbers, and other economies the state system has transacted its affairs at a substan- tial savings under last year. Adminis- trator Waas pointed out in his report to Governor Ito. E. Ayers. PENSIONS ARE UP During November 11,088 aged citizens of Montana will receive $228,000 or $22.55 per person, I. M. Branjord, pub- lic welfare commissioner has announc- with checks totalling $42,000. Moil- ed. Also 3,567 children will be aided tana ranks fourth in the nation in the number of pensions granted according to population. Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado lead. National average per pension is $18.54. SUGAR RATE JUMP? Members ?ra-ce E, Casey, E. E. Krebsback and Tom Carey of the pub- lic service commission must decide whether the request for an increased rate on refined sugar shipments is Justified. All Montana railroads have petitioned the board for the increase.