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Don E. Nelson Will Head County ASC Committee Don E. Nelson of Wolf Point farmer and rancher, was elected chairman of the Roosevelt County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee at the recent annual convention of community ASC delegates. Nelson is one of the area's foremost agricultural men and has been actively interested for many years in farm and livestock programs. Judge Loucks Hears 300 Cases in Area According to figures filed this week in the Clerk of the Courts office District Judge Jack Loucks. judge for the Fifteenth Judicial District, heard a total of 177 cases in District Court in Wolf Point during 195�. Of the 177 cases heard In Wolf Point there were 19 criminal cases. 143 civil cases and 15 juvenile cases, .hi.I.- � Loucks also heard 41 cases in Daniels county and 82 cases in Sheridan county. Roosevelt, Sheridan and Daniels counties comprise the Fifteenth Judicial District. Judge Loucks sat on three criminal and 38 civil cases in Daniels county as well as nine criminal. 72 civil cases and one juvenile case in Sheridan. In all Judge Loucks sat on 300 cases in his district. He also traveled to other sections of the state and heard numerous cases. MINISTERS HOLD FIRST MEETING OF NEW YEAR The Poplar Ministerial Association met Tuesday morning. Jan. 5. at the home of Rev. A. L. Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church. The meeting was under the direction of the president. Rev. Eugene Barger. pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Four ministers were present including Rev. Miles Watkins, of Lindsey Memorial PresjByterian �<sE-7<" anal W&ttaai - man. Church of the Nazarene, in addition to the host pastor and Rev. Barger. MuM.il problems in the realm of pastoral counseling weie discussed and Rev. Watkins led a discsusion of the book "Introduction to Therapeutic Counseling" by E. H. Porter. He pointed out the two common approaches to counseling, the traditional doctor�patient or directive approach, and the more modern or non-directive approach, which seeks to create an attitude of responsibility. The next meeting is scheduled for February 2 at the home of Rev. Hippc. He has devoted much time and effort throughout the past in the interests of the area's farm, ranch and livestock industries. Other officer* elected were Fred Clark of Poplar, vice chairman, and John D. Nesbit of Poplar, as the regular member of the committee. William Petersen of Culbertson was elected a> first alternate to the committee and Albert Thomas of Wolf Point was chosen as second alternate. Committeemen and alternates were elected for a one-year term of office which began January 1. On this same date community committee men elected in the recent general balloting in the county took office for one-year terms. Both county and community committee men must be bona fide farmers who are taking part in or are eligible to participate in one or more of the farm programs administered by ASC. These include: agricultural conservation. price support. Soil Bank, acreage allotments, marketing quotas farm storage facility loans and wool and sugar programs. County committeemen, assisted Scouts Plan 50th Anniversary Celebration The Boy Scouts of Poplar wish to thank everyone who purchased Christmas trees and wreaths from them. Funds from this sale will be used to finance summer camporees. Scoutmaster. Ed Sauer announced that Boy Scout week is Feb. 7 to 13. and Troop No. 177 will be busy this month planning for the 50th anniversary of Boy Scout work. AGENCY AWARDS PERMITS FOR GRAZING UNITS The Fort Peck Indian Agency is now in the process of awarding contracts on 106 grazing and range units on which only one bid fof each was received in the Dec 1 auction, it was reported this week by Jerome Ray, land management supervisor for the Agency. These 106 bidders have been notified of the awards of sale, all these bidders are previous permittees on the units and will therefore continue to operate them. Notice of the privilege to meet the high bids have been given to all previous permittees where competition was shown by more than one bid. Those who have been sent notices of awards are asked to return all forms pertaining to their "on by community committees, are res- I and off land and their livestock ponsible for the general direction brands as soon as possible, of these programs. The county The warding of contracts where committee also selects an office competition was shown is not be-manager who handles the admin- ing made as yet, but Ray is con-istrative operations of the ASC if- fident that the awards will be fice. made within the next fifteen days. Loan Rates, Eligibility Standards Given� Support Deadline February 1; Early Applications Asked BEATRICE JAMES FUNERAL RITES HELD IN ARK. Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice A. James, who died January 3 at the Poplar City Hospital, will oe held in El Dorado. Ark., this week where the body was removed for services and burial. Mrs. James was born September 9. 1914 in El Dorado. Ark. She was married to Malvin T. 'Slim' James at El Dorado December 26. 1937. In 1944 they moved to Three Rivers. Tex., where they lived until 1951 when they came to Poplar. Survivors include her husband, two sons. Morgan. Midland Texas; Edwin. Imperial. Tex.: her mother. Mrs. Gorgia Taylor. Houston. Tex.: two brothers. Lucian and Floyd Taylor, both of Houston and five grandchildren. Price support is available through January on 1959-crop wheat, barley, oats. rye. flaxseed and dry beans. Chairman Don E. Nelson of the County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee reminded farmers this week. The official price support closing date is January 31 but since this date falls on Sunday, the final date is automatically extended to February 1. Chairman Nelson urged all producers who Intend to seek support to file applications as early in January as possible. This Is particularly true of persons who will offer farm-stored grain* for loan since such grain and tne facility In which it Is stored mutt be Impacted and laboratory te*t* of the grain must be made. Inspections and tests must be completed so that loan document* can be prepared and signed by February 1. Loan rates and eligibility standards for 1959-crop commodities in Roosevelt county are as follows, according to Nelson: Wheat: $1.73 per bushel for No. I. Premiums for higher quality; discounts for lower grades down to No. 4. 5. or "Sample" but having a test weight of not less than 40 pounds per bushel. Wheat must grade No. 3 or better on factors other than test weight and must not be musty, sour, heating or hot Discounts of 20 cents per bushel for specified undesirable varieties. Barley: 63 cents per bushel for Grade No. 2 or better (except PRESBYTERIANS AT POPLAR TO RECEIVE PASTOR Pastor Russell 9. Lewis, his wife and two children arrived this week from San Anselmo, Calif, where he was graduated from San Francisco Presbyterian Theological Seminary in December. Mr. Lewis, called to be the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Poplar, in November, will occupy the pulpit Sunday January 17 at 11:00. Following the service, there will be a coffee hour, and at 12:30 the annual meeting of tre congregation will be held. mixed barley). Discounts for lower grades down to No. 5 or No. 5 garlicky. Flaxseed: $2.18 per bushel for No. 1. Premium for low moisture: discount for No. 2. Oats: 39 cents per bushel for Grade No. 3; premium for higher quality; discounts for No. 5 on test weight only, for No. 4 because of "Baldy Stained" or "Materially Weathered" and for garlicky. Rye: 70 cents per bushel for Grade No. 2 or better or No. 3 on test weight only. Rye may not contain more than 1 percent ergot Police Report Attempted Arson, Thefts, Vandalism Poplar police were busy during the holidays stemming a wave of lawlessness and candalism. Chief Harry Skinner reported one attempted arson, two thefts and a score of cases of vandalism. Three juveniles entered the old Nazarene church building by breaking out two windows and set fire to the building. The fire was extinguished however, without extensive damage. Property damage was estimated at approximately $20.00 and considerable work was reouired to clean up the mess. The three youths were apprehended by police and taken before Judge Lund of the juvenile court No disposition of the case has been made as yet Two thefts of a camera and alcohol were reported. Two men are already serving 30 day sentences for the latter offense. Chief Skinner says that vandals caused damages of over $100.00 during the holidays by breaking automobile radio antennas, spot lights, and rear view mirrors. Thirteen antennas alone were reported broken. During the past three weeks Poplar police have apprehended fifteen juveniles for a variety of violations and have taken them before the Juvenile judge. Chief Skinner says that police work is hampered because many people do not report cases of vandalism or they wait several days before they do �o.___ LICENSE TABS SELLING AT SLOWER PACE With the annual auto license rush under way for 1960 Roosevelt County Treasurer Kermit Ulrich pointed out the papers necessary to secure 1960 license tabs. The treasurer also noted a loss in license figures in the county over recent years. The 1959 figures were 3,806 passenger cars, and 2.587 trucks, a total of 6.393. In 1958. 3.828 passenger cars were licensed as well as 2.611 trucks for a total of 6.437. According to these figures there a loss of 44 units between 1958 and 1959. Ulrich noted that as yet there has been no great rush for license tabs as people are not Interested in securing a low tab number as they would be in obtaining a low license plate number. He pointed out that the first day volume of 1960 license sales was about half of what it was the first day in 1959. Ulrich said those registering passenger cars must first go to the office of W. C. Hanson, assessor, for assessment Owners should have with them a blue copy of their registration for 1959. This copy is marked "do not destroy." Replacement fee for the copy is $1. Truck owners are to bring the sheet marked "file copy" for re-registration. The same copy is necessary for trailers. LIONS CONVENE FOR NEW YEAR WITH NEW HEAD The Poplar Lions Club met for the first time Tuesday evening with the largest attendance since the teachers banquet. Teachers had a large part in this meeting also, as Lion Duane Adams had invited 13 men of the school staff to attend. In all over 40 were in attendance. Skuli ��� spoke briefly of his pleasure in working with the club this fall and reviewed the activities of his time in office. A few of the activities were Merlin the Magician program at the school, the fine teacher banquet jointly sponsored with the Chamber of Commerce, and the very successful carnival. Lion ��� has felt it necessary to resign the presidency due to personal reasons, principal one being the construction of the new hospital in the spring. He closed his remarks with the presentation of the presidential lapel button to Allen "Buster" Zimmerman. Buster was elected to fill out the unexpired term by the board of directors at a December meeting. A financial report given to the club showed over $1500 presently in the treasury. Most of the funds on hand are designated to the l.aymeni on the $5000 pledge made to the hospital by the Poplar Lions. It is hoped another $2000 may be paid on the pledge before the spring closing of the local club this spring. A change has been made in the meeting hour to better facilitate activities of Lions members. The new meeting hour will be at 6:30 p.m. and the bowling league operating Tuesday nights has been set back 15 minutes to make it pos-1 sible for all Lions to be at the' dinner meetings. All Lions who are able to attend but will need to leave early, can be excused under new action of the club. Those out of town or unable to attend may be excused if the membership committee or the secretary has been informed before the meeting. This will help in making it possible for all eligible Lions to be credited with perfect attendance when sick or out of town on meeting nights. All members not in attendance at one meeting or excused are to be reminded before the next meeting by the secretary. The Shamrock Cafe which has been serving the Lions Club through the years felt unable to continue due to additional commitments made by them. The Lions issued a vote of thanks to Lyle and Erma Phetteplace for their help to the club. Mrs. Elna Lind-quist has taken over the serving of meals for the Lions at the Legion Club. Several members arc sick and in the hospital. Cards to them will be sent by the club. Special sympathy is expressed by the Lions to Lion M T. James who was away at the funeral of his wife. Lion Bud Nass was appointed Tail Twister for the balance of the year. Nass was one of a committee of three to select a new Tail Twister. Buster Zimmerman and Ray Boulds combined as committee members to fill the job with the third member of the committee. �Contributed. I8TORIOAL SOCIETY HELENA. PCA to Celebrate 26 Years With Annual Meet Jan. 9 Carl H. Nieberg. Vice President of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Spokane will be the guest speaker at the 26th annual meeting of the Northeast Montana Production Credit Association being held on Saturday. January 9, in Wolf Point. The meeting will be held at the First Lutheran Youth Center on Johnson Street and will open with a noon luncheon. The business session will be called to order at 1:00 P.M., according to Douglas Mahlum. secretary-treasurer. At this meeting the local Association will be celebrating 26 MARCH OF DIMES WILL USE DANCE AND LETTERS Plans were announced this week for the local March of Dimes sponsored by the National Funda-tion to prevent crippling diseases of birth defect arthritis, and polio, by Frederic H. Varnum, local chairman. , There will not be a mother's march, so all are urged to make their pledges by mail. Self addressed envelopes will be mailed this week. There will also be questions seeking information for each family. You are requested to answer the questionnaire and return if with your contribution. The Poplar Women's club will sponsor a March of Dimes Dance at the Legion Club Jan. 16 with all proceeds to go to the National Foundation. There will be an advanced ticket sale and admission may also be purchased at the door. There will also be a small charge for lunch. TRIBAL COURT GETS 112 CASES IN DECEMBER The tribal court of the Fort Peck Law and Order office had one of its busiest months during December, when it handled a total of 112 cases, or an average of 3.5 cases a day. The majority of the offenders, a. '- tal .of 70, were charged with disorderly conduct. There were also seven cases of drunken driving and six each of assault and battery and failure to send children to school. Next came failure to support dependent persons and contributing to the delinquency of minors with five each. There were three charges of reckless driving, and two each of forgery, escaping from jail, disobedience to a lawful court order, and illicit cohabitation. There was one charge of theft and one for resisting arrest. MEETING FOR CIVIL DEFENSE SET FOR JAN. 12 A Civil Defense meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room of the grade school, it was announced this week by Robert Trinder. city civil defense director. Movies will be shown demonstrating means of survival in case of atomic attack. Trinder says that four or five films will be shown, depending upon the time required. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Trinder also announced that the new state civil defense director will be in Poplar in February to meeVJ.vith r=vil defense volunteers. A new vamphlet. "The Family Fallout Shelter." has been prepared which gives plans and cost estimates for all types of shelters. These may be obtained from Robert Trinder. You are invited to join your local civil defense now. years of continued credit service to the farmer* and ranchers of Northeast Montana. During this length of time this office ha* loaned over $28,000,000 to it* member*. It I* expecting to draw the largest attendance In It* history at this meeting. Sheridan, Daniels, Roosevelt, east half of Valley and the north half of McCone counties are served by the Association. The present board of directors are T. H. Eldredge. Nashua. Valley County: Vincent E. Bergh. Redstone. Sheridan County: Edward T. Casterline. Vida. McCone County; Mack Reid, Poplar. Roosevelt County and John F. Lee. Scobcy. Daniels County. The terms of Eldgredge and Reid expire at this time and election will be held during the businex session to name members to these posts. Officers and employees of the P.C.A. are Vinvent E. Bergh. Redstone, president: Mack Reid. Poplar, vice-president: Douglas Mahlum. Wolf Point, secretary; Clair Lekvold. assistant secretary-treasurer: Bcttv Johnson, senior clerk and M. A. Baker, fieldman. The Poplar Standard "Voice of The Oil City" VOL. 50�NO. 8 Poplar. Roosevelt County, Montana, Friday. January 8. 1960 County Girls Take Positions With Navy WOLF POINT YOUTH VOLUNTEERS FOR DRAFT Randolph Lambert, Wolf Point, recently volunteered for the draft and was inducted into the Army at Butte January 7 according to the Roosevelt county Selective Service office. REV. BATEMAN RESIGNS; WILL GO TO IDAHO Rev. William G. Bateman resigned Wednesday night Jan. 6, as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Poplar. The resignation is to become effective February 1. Rev. Bateman has accepted the pastorate of a church in St. Mary's. Idaho, and plans to move there in early February. Bateman came to Poplar in 1942. and has devoted eighteen years to the Nazarene work here. The work was begun by Rev. and Mrs. Bateman on a mission basis, and the church was organized in 1945. | He was called as pastor and has served in that capacity since then. The church now has thirty members, and the past year Rev. Bateman led them in the completion * a V5.0GO building. JANET P. MOSSESTAD Janet P. Mossestad daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Mossestad, Wolf Point, and Alda Rae Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nieles Nelson, Vida. recently graduated from the Airline Training Division of Central Technical Institute, Kansas City. Mo. They have accepted positions with the U. S. Navy Department and are presently stationed in Washington. D. C. Fire Lillian Eder Horn� WOLF POINT� Shown above Is the Lillian Eder residence which was destroyed In � fire Tuesday morning, Dee. 9ft Firemen arrive* minute* af- ter the bias* was reported and quickly had the fire under control. The men war* hampered in their work by fire in the walk and the extensive smoke.1 All home furnishings and clothing wore lost but the house itself did not burn to the ground. NEW YEAR COMES WITH COLD, SNOW STORM, THAW The season of mild weather which Poplar and eastern Montana had been enjoying was rudely broken on New Year's Day as nature struck with all her fury bringing snow, drifting snow, and suh-zero temperatures. The snow and blowing snow made travel on highways and streets extremely hazardous, and traffic was brought to a virtual standstill. The extremely low temperatures, unofficially reported as low as 27 degrees below zero, made travel particularily dangerous. Four people died of exposure after their pickup truck was marooned near Glasgow. RICHARD HIBL IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Richard D. Hibl spent the holiday at home on leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Hibl of Poplar. Hit,, is stationed at Fort Sill. Okla, where he is enrolled in the Army Radio Artillery Missile school._____ DRIVERS EXAMS ANNOUNCED BY EXAMINER Jack Shields, driver examiner for Wolf Point District 6, this week announced the examinations sites and hours of exams for the months of January, February and March. Wolf Point court house basement from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 4. 11. 18. 25; February 1. 8, 15 and March 7, 14. 21, and 23. Culbertson, city hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 15, February 11 and March 11. Poplar, armory from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 8 February 5 and March 25. Scobey commissioner's room in the court house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 19, February 16 and March 15, Circle, court house basement from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 22, February 19 and March 18. OFFICIALS FROM AREA OFFICE VISIT AGENCY George A. La Verdure, area credit officer, and Jerome W. Campbell. General Engineer for the area, are visiting with the Fort Peck agency this week. They are from the area office in Billings. La Verdure is assisting with the business of the finance office. Campbell, who works for the area office in all of the Hi-Line district is assisting Harvey Starling and Harry Brown in plans for the repair of some of the old government quarters on the boulevard. Tribal Welfare Committee Sets Business Hours The Welfare Committee will be available every Wednesday at the tribal office to take applications for general tribal assistance, it was announced by the tribal office this week. Commissioners Continue to Knock State Tax Board County commissioners from District 4 joined the ever-increasing ranks of commissioners from all over Montana in protesting the State Board of Equalization's proposal which would raise taxes on non-irrigated farm land. The group, of which Richland county is a member, recently met in Glen-dive. Gordon W. Russell, acting secretary stated that discussion was held relating to the values on farm lands as recommended by the State Board of Equalization. The discussion, according to Russell, was whether or not any changes should be made in the farm values until the reclassification program is completed. Most of the morning meeting was taken up with the discussion of the reduction of assessments on private utilities. The following resolution was unanimously passed and adopted: "Whereas, the State Board of Equalization has this year cut the assessments on public utilities by 5.06 per cent. "Now. therefore, be it resolved that any further redactions by the State Board of Equalization on public utilities will justify a like reduction on all properties within the several counties. "Be it further resolved, that this group request the Montana Association of County Commissioners to consider court action to test the legality of the recent reduction by the State Board of Equalization of tax assessments of the private utilities in the State of Montana." The group also discussed the code which changed the method of apportionment of highway construction moneys and noted that since that time there has been a reduction in the money allowed for farm-to-market roads in the various counties. The resolution passed by District 4 commissioners is very similar to a resolution passed late in 1959 by the District 3 commissioners, of which Roosevelt county is a member. District 3 commissioners were the first county group in the state to make known their protests to the State Board's proposal. Since that time county after county has joined in raising a chorus of "disapproval to the Board's suggestion that the assessment on dry tillable farm land be raised. Since that time the problem of decreased assessments for utilities and increased assessments for the fanner has developed to the point, where, according to some critics, it will be a major political issue in Montana during 1960. Critics of the State Board contend thai they may be doing tnqir job of equalizing but that it is being done too late. If such a move is to be made, they contend, it should have been done be?. re the reclassification program now under wav was begun, rather than in the middle of the program. Sheriff's Office Recovers $16,000 In Property in '59 The Roosevelt county sheriff's office, headed by E. G. Shuman recovered a total of $16.851.58 in stolen property in 1959 and obtained 15 felony convictions. There was one parole violation. Shuman stated that the stolen property recovered involved cars, trucks, jew- AGENCY LISTS 221 BUSINESSES FOR COUNTY There are a total of 221 businesses in Roosevelt county, according to statistics released by R. F. Rollins, manager of the Billings office of Dun & Bradstreet Inc. This total is based on a physical count of the January. 1960 edition of the Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book. This compares with 224 total businesses in January. 1959. This week each of these businesses received a request from Dun 4t Bradstreet Inc. for its latest financial statement The Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book lists all manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers who seek or grant commercial credit It does not include some of the service and professional businesses such as beauty and barber shops, security dealers and real estate brokers Therefore, the figures for businesses in Roosevelt county would actually be higher than the 221 quoted above. The reference nook, which is the world's largest regularly published volume, is revised every sixty days to keep the business listings current. During the past sixty days, nearly 70,000 new names were added to the Reference Book and almost 65,000 were removed. During this period, credit ratings were changed on more than 110.000 business enterprises. elry, cash registers, money-pigs, beer, whiskey, saddles, cigarettes and candy, to name a few. The 15 felony convictions ard their sentences amounted to 39'i years. Since Shuman has been in office since 1947 he and his men have recovered $166.442.75 in property during that 13-year span. The $16.000 worth of property recovered last year is the third largest amount ever recorded while he has been in office. The only two years which exceeded this amount were 1951 and 1952 when he recovered $24.840 and �23.991 respectively. A rundown of the past 13 years felony convictions and property recevercd is as follows: 1947. 15 felony convictions. $8.000 property recovered; 1948. 12 felony convictions, $8,572.50 property recovered; 1949. 15 felony convictions. $14.835 property recovered; 1950. 17 felony convictions. $7.843 -67 property recovered; 1951. 18 felony convictions. $24.840 property recovered; 1952. 6 felony convictions, $23.991 property recovered: 1953. 14 felony convictions. $15.-000 property recovered: 1954. 9 felony convictions, $8.400 property recovered: 1955. 6 felony convictions, $8.000 property recovered; 1956, 15 felony convictions. �14.-900 property recovered: 1957. 13 felony convictions. $7.400 property recovered: 1958. 12 felony convictions. $7.809 property recovered and 1959. 15 felony convictions, $16,-851.58 property recovered. The 1959 tally shows six convictions on fraudulent checks, four convictions for forgery, four convictions for burglary and one for robbery. Resident Dies In Pennsylvania Mrs. Howard Simpson, wife of former McCabe pastor. Rev. Howard Simpson, passed away Wednesday. Dec. 30 in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held in Pennsylvania but details were not available at press time. The Simpsons had made their home in Culbertson part of the time since Rev. Simpson's retirement from the Baptist ministry. OIL COMPANIES DROP LEASES IN POPLAR AREA According to records in the Clerk and Recorders office of Roosevelt County the Phillips Petrolem Company dropped 124 oil leases in the Poplar area the month of December. 1959. The Sinclair Oil and Gas Cor.i-pany also released 106 leases in the same period. Other companies dropping leases were: Carter Oil Company. 18 leases: The California Co.. 4; and Union Oil Company of California, 1. i
|Title||The Poplar Standard : Voice of the oil city 1960-01-08|
|Description||Vol. 50, No. 8 of the The Poplar Standard : Voice of the oil city is a weekly newspaper for the city of Poplar Montana.|
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Don E. Nelson Will Head County ASC Committee
Don E. Nelson of Wolf Point farmer and rancher, was elected chairman of the Roosevelt County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee at the recent annual convention of community ASC delegates.
Nelson is one of the area's foremost agricultural men and has been actively interested for many years in farm and livestock programs.
Judge Loucks Hears 300 Cases in Area
According to figures filed this week in the Clerk of the Courts office District Judge Jack Loucks. judge for the Fifteenth Judicial District, heard a total of 177 cases in District Court in Wolf Point during 195�.
Of the 177 cases heard In Wolf Point there were 19 criminal cases. 143 civil cases and 15 juvenile cases, .hi.I.- � Loucks also heard 41 cases in Daniels county and 82 cases in Sheridan county. Roosevelt, Sheridan and Daniels counties comprise the Fifteenth Judicial District.
Judge Loucks sat on three criminal and 38 civil cases in Daniels county as well as nine criminal. 72 civil cases and one juvenile case in Sheridan. In all Judge Loucks sat on 300 cases in his district. He also traveled to other sections of the state and heard numerous cases.
MINISTERS HOLD FIRST MEETING OF NEW YEAR
The Poplar Ministerial Association met Tuesday morning. Jan. 5. at the home of Rev. A. L. Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church. The meeting was under the direction of the president. Rev. Eugene Barger. pastor of the Assembly of God Church.
Four ministers were present including Rev. Miles Watkins, of Lindsey Memorial PresjByterian �