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AN OLD FEONTTLJtSMAN
FASSES TO REWARD by Dr. Hans Nachtigall The passing of Jack B, Monroe pioneer, frontiersman and grand old man of Glacier Pa:K country. A few days ago. Mrs. Amanda Monroe of Galala. Montana, wrote us this message LK.tr Folks: My son Jackie and I just returned from. Browning t > rest with was healtn to where we laid J; his people as he 88'years old but a. \ the last— 1 nave Known Jack Monroe for the past 25 > ears and during all this time he ha true and loyal Ir more than befitting for me to write a ft w lines in memory of this out standing man of sterling character, whose personality was so deeply interwoven and interlinked with the creation of Glacier National Park. With his passing from this world he joins the ranks of those men, whose names stand out prominent ly in the history of the State of Montana. Jack Monroe's ancestral back ground was as colorful and roman tic as the country in which he spent the largest part of his life. His grandfather left Virginia and settled in Illinois where he participated in the Black Hawk war His father went west at an early age and settled in the Green River coun try near Fort Bridger, in the ter ritory of Utah, now Wyoming, and here far beyond the frontier of Jatk was born on June 30lh, 1861. thJ h davs Ve of° f thc ht . Ti™ have impregnated in hm a firm desire to become a mining prospec „ ™ a "Y™ h 5 f frm^i^ Ä , " e arn Y ed tbe old Blackfoot agency at Choteau, Montana Here hr- became a min inomana. nere nr oecame a min mg prospector. During his early manhood he worked alternately as mannooo ne worxeo aiitmaieiy as a cowboy and miner. In 1881 he arrived at the old Blackfoot acencv I* ..ii ° u u°° l agency at Choteau. Here he became ac quainted with the Indian trader Joe Kipp and James Willard Schultz (Anikuni) Soon afterwards he mar ried a Blackfoot girl, a niece of Mountain Chief. To this union six children were born Shortly after the birth of the last child, Mrs. | Monroe died I With the disappearance of the ! buffalo from the Montana plains 1 uhtvi oven our most iK and it seems (1883), trade in buffalo robes came practically to a halt. Mining in the Glacier Park sector never a successful venture and a was paying enterprise and so Jack took to ranching, prospecting, fishing and hunting and settled at St. Mary's Jake. A turn in Jack's future and out look came toward the latter part of the eighties. At this time the Ë reat naturalist, author and write >r. George Bird Grinnell of New York arrived at the old agency at Choteau to gather information of the Blackfoot tribe which was later published in form of serials in the "Forest and Stream" magazine and which subsequently appeared ii bookform Tales.'' "Blackfoot Lodge as Dr. Grinnell engaged Jack Mon Toe as his guide and contact man' with the Indians which resulted i» a lifelong friendship between these two men. His writings unfolded lo the public the many scenic won ders of this little known alpine country, inhabited by every species of big game; its lakes and streams teaming with fighting fish. His exploits in a practically new and virgin country did not remain unanswered very long as it brought a number of distinguished sports men from the east to the Black foot Indian country, notably the late Dr. Gould, Emerson Hough, writer and author (North of 49 and The Covered Wagon) and former Secretary of War Henry L. Stim son and his wife and Lord Baring HEATING AND SHEET METAL WORK While doing the school ventilation we will have a temporary shop established at Libby. We will be able to do your work for you at PRICE THAT IS RIGHT. We will be set up to do any of the following work:—Heating, Ventilation, Restaurant sinks, Hoods, Steam-tables, Exhaust work, and any general sheet metal work. Please drop us a line at Kalispell so we will have an idea of what will be needed. a WE ARE AUTHORIZED DEALERS FOR THE . . . LENNOX FURNACE COMPANY and can supply you with a furnace for any fuel for any size build ing. Richards Sheet Metal Works 201-3rd Ave. West KALISPELL, MONTANA Phone 101-K and Lord Ravelstroke from Eng All these men engaged Jack Mon influence, prevailed upon land. roe as guide and hunter on their numerous hunting and exploring expeditions thru the Two Medicine and Mary country. Upon their re turn east, these men, backed by their social prestige as well as poli tical President Theodore Roosevelt to set this country aside as a National Park and playground for the Amer ican people. jack's home at St. Mary's lakes vus just about one mile north of the old St. Mary chalet. It whs '.he only settlement between St. Mary chalet and the little town of Babb. Its location was pictures que. Opposite his log cabin rose the Flat Top and Single Shot moun the west the visitor be holds the majestic mountain chain ^ pper rt u t- t v** ary !f valley and ° th r .c 0rt n, undulating coun try of the Blackfeet reservation. Here he kept open house and played host generously to his many friends from far and near. Here, James Willard Schultz pitched his te nt in the shade of an old cotton lenl ,n 106 sr,aoe ot an old cotton wood trees to put the finishing touches to his Indian stories Here i? uc A• lo ,, ln oian stones. Here, Dr. Gnnnell would call on him dur ; ne his yearly trim to reminisce .u i~ y , / . ln P® 10 rer *unisce W ith him of trips of bygone days. And here in 1924 Mrs Nachtioall and I became acauaintod with jick dom^ mSal resea^ch work m meoicai researen worK| a ^ 0n f Q7 h 7 ' S T P ^ ,ple ^ th ® i? dlan . S . Ir l 1927 Jack earned Miss Aman- , ». a Speer> a native of Minneapolis, M Vi"' c L j M,ss Speer was a school teacher 1 who at that t ' me school at j In 1906 while visiting the seat, Jack Monroe was a guest of gov ernor Pinchot of Penny si vama. ducing this visit, governor Pinchot introduced him to President Theo dore Roosevelt at the White House. j Before the official opening of Gla •ier National Park to the public, Jack Monroe guided the commis Mon which was entrusted with the naming of mountains, glacers, lakes and stearms. This commission hon >ied the intrepid guide by giving i mountain in the Many Glacier sector his name—"Monroe Moun tain." Thus started the groundwork Glacier National Park which, -n 1910 under President Taft, during his tenure of office, became an ac complished fact. THE... GOPHER INN I 1 t . J I 1 PRESENTS BILL GRAFMILLER & HIS BAND WITH Music Just For You // // SAT., JUNE 11 Admission $2.50 per couple (Inc. Tax) COMING JUNE 18TH . . . DICK BALLOU-NBC ARTIST the little town of Babb. Her thrift, understanding, energy and guid ance were of inestimable help to the easy going and liberal Jack. At the end of 1927 Jack and Mrs. Monroe left St. Mary's for good and they moved to the West Butte f the Sweet Grass hills, not far from Sunburst where they operated 3 very successful livestock ranch. Here a son was bom to them. Jack. ! Jr. , vruDi nvurvr ™ ZA rtK ^ 1949 (U.R)—Almost half of the 4,033 currently unemnloved workers in Montana seeking benefits through the unemployment compensation commission are concentrated in Flathead, Silver Bow, Cascade, and Missoula counties, according to UCC Chairman Carroll M. Stewart. The benefit rolls showed that fiRfi ine 061161,1 r° lls snowed that 68b persons sought state benefits in Flathead County silver Row wac fiain6aa coumy. silver Bow was second with 534, Cascade next with anß and Missoula County fm.rth «»soma county lourth w ,th 364. Stewart savs these counties "s " ie "an sa > s tnese counties us ♦ u ,? lly a ^ c ? u H t , f . or a ma l 01 ' Potion of * * S Joblessness at this time 0 f the vear. fO" th6 other . e " d of the Daniels County had only one job less person seeking benefits thru lts loca l employment office. Broad water and Chouteau counties each recorded two. On the Fourth of July and on Labor Day of every year Jack would return to Browning for visit with his people. In 1944 on Labor Dav at the un veiling of the Indian War Memorial in Browning, we met Jack for the last time. He introduced us to gov emor Sam Ford as benefactors of his people. After the official pro gram we motored to St Mary's to revisit his home, it was a beauti |ful early fall day which stands out erT) ii3ently ' n , our ndnds. Once ! J""*./? gazed . - m s,le ?ce at the i fautif"] mountains and then we for Browning., On the 4th of May ;I949 his eyes dosed forever. His life had come to an end. Jack has saddled his °° n .v for the past time. As he passes *hru the long files of Blackfeet lodges, I can head the sounds of the muffled Indian drums; the Blackfeet are singing their death chant. Jack is riding toward his sandhills; to the happy hunting grounds—and to his people. ICub Scout News Plan Picnic The sponsoring committee and Den mothers of the Cub Scouts met Monday evening to plan and make arrangements for a Cub Scout picnic. The picnic will be at Rainy Creek on June 26 at 1:30 until 5.00. The families are in vited and it will be a pot luck lunch, with ice cream, pop and cof fee furnished by the Pack com mittee. Each family will bring their own dishes. Cub Scout A wards will be awarded at the pic nic. There will be transportation for everyone. j Den No. 1 Den No. I met Wednesday after noon. Billy J. Cole, Denner, asked the boys to get to work on their achievements. Mrs. Ted Kessel and Mr. and Mrs. Del Bowen guests at our meeting. We are weaving baskets for our handicraft Mrs. Clarence Brown is our Den Mother. Keeper of the Buckskin, Teddy Kessel. were Den No. 6 Den No. 6 met Wednesday after noon at their Den Mothers, Mrs. Leo Kyser.. Denner Melvin Bloom called the meeting to order. We making Indian Drums for handicraft, skin. Gale Weidner. are our Keeper of the Buck There are 10 soda fountains in the United States to Europe. every one in Stewart says that Montana employment is generally running 25 I per cent higher than last year 2 t this time. However, he says the State Employment Service is filling seven per cent more jobs than it did a year ago. For the past sev eral weeks, he adds, the state has made placements at about 1,000 per week. un ■ h NEW HOLLAND Automatic Pick-Up Baler ties up to seven twine-tied bales per dünnte. Only one man and a tractor needed. Operates in the field from a windrow ... or ^rom a stack, on its own power unit. Call on us for information on NEW HOLLAND Hay Machinery GAREY MOTOR COMPANY Kalispell, Montana Phone 666 \\ :\ / / i \ V H : Jt I ✓ A \\ / f'i / / f /j i ■ \ ? y f^ace of Mind ! ice in White ridewatl tire* avaiUble at additional Soon after you take possession of a 1949 Cadillac, you will find that it has Drought you something almost priceless which only ownership of the car can reveal. You will find that each time you start the motor, and roll out into the street or highway, you have the wonderful conviction that you are wholly the master of every driving situation. You will know—from experience—that the power ful, eager engine will put you any place in the traffic Une you wish to occupy . . . almost as quickly as you reach the decision. You will know that the big, velvet-soft hydraulic brakes can settle you down to a stop or a snail's pace —under the slightest pressure from the daintiest foot. You will know that you are as nearly free from mechanical failure as it's possible to br And you will know that you and your passengers are riding in all the safety a motor car can afford. Sitting there at the wheel—with the motor running so quietly you can hear the soft ticking of the electric clock—and with the miles sliding by so easily that each one is a special delight—we think you'll agree that a Cadillac is worth its price in peace of mind! Why not move up to Cadillac when you purchase your next car—and enjoy this great mental satisfaction which only the "Standard of the World" can bring you» mm mammuuam 305 Mineral Ave. Phone 54 JAQUETH'S, INC. Established ISIS 'catholic vacation school The Catholic vacation school be i gan its sessions on Monday mom ing with Sister M. Chrysostom and|pk* e . ... , „ ,f „ . , Sister Vincent of Kalispell as in structors. The school is holding two ses >ions each dav beginning at 9:00 a. m. at the Moose Hall and will contmue for two weeks. T AND IF IT'S i I F-l-S-H w YOU WISH . . DONT FAIL TO GET YOUR TACKLE HERE AH the supplies you need for a successful trip to the lakes or streams. New fishing equipment coming in continually. DONT BE A FLIPPER - PROTECT OUR FORESTS THE KEGLERS RENT A USED WASHER $5.00 MONTHLY First four months rental may be applied on the purchase price if desired. Several makes of Used Washers to choose from. USED WASHERS FOR SALE SEE US FOR DETAILS OR CALL The Maytag SHOP H. E. DAVIS, Owner 113 Mineral Avenue W. L. HILBIRD, Manager Phone 188 declare war on jalopies The State Highway Department has declared war on Jalopies and other run-down vehicles. Patrol e * ^ ♦ Sa ;T S tra ®ic tickets will be issued to drivers of cars with burned out lights. And he says that in case of accident. reckless driving charges can be made against drivers of cars with bad brakes and other obviously dangerous conditions.