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Ft Peck Dam in the Missouri River Here Costs $72,000,000
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i the Fort Peck Press
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as 2ml class matuo Act. 3-3-79. Pub. Tin r-ifloys
Volume 1
M. D. Eastly, Pub. $2. Per Year la AdvaqiM
uT'rn' ,
Special Contributor to the
Homeland Herald
New Deal Strong
That public sentiment in Mon
tana is running strong toward the
administration and the New Deal
is evidenced by the primary elec
tion returns of July 17th. The
congressional candidates on the
democratic ticket are all avowed
progressives and three of them,
Wheeler, Ayers and Monahan ha\e
already given ample proof of the
faith that is in them. One must
scan the returns from the cepub'
Ifcan primary to find any signs of
reactionary sentiment. Ex-Cong
ressman Scott Leavitt who stood
in high favor with the Hoover ad
ministration and who has since
shown no repentance had an easy
victory over Wellington Rankin
whose platform was lifted bodily
from the principles for which Sen
ator Wheeler has long been con
tending. With Judge Bourquin
running for the long term and
Scott Leavitt contending for the
short term in the United States sen
ate the republican party in Mon
tana— what's left of it—stands hand
in glove with the Fletcher-Mills
standpatters who recently reorgan- ^
ized the national republican com
n mines. Republican progressiveism 1
in Montana gasped when the del-j
egation sent to the national repub-1
iic.a ' cj> ■c'U-Tp '928 d
Louden and feiTTor Hoover. ^ J lily
17th will be remembered as the
date when the Bull Moose finally
became extinct in the land of shin
ing mountains.
Calm before Storm
Now that the primary is over and
tickets are made up politicai
movements will subside for a little
while. Most people are busy just
now with their own affairs and rur
al folks will he elbow deep in the
harvest and threshing for the next
six weeks. About the second week
in September candidates will begin
to show life and from then on to the
final on November 6th there will
be action Political sentiment in
Montana has drifted so emphatic
ally to the democratic party that
much of the campaigning upon the
part of republican aspirants will
he little more than a formality
This is especially true of the state'
and national tickets. It is not at
all likely that any thing can happen
in the meantime to alter this con
dition but if the republican nation
al or congressional committees con
clude they might pick up a senator
or congressman in Montana to add
to their waning quotas in either
branch it would add zest to the
contest. One of the most interest
ing future events will be the speech
es of the "Keynoters" who will de
fine the lines upon which the pol
itical jousting will be waged.
The Heat Wave
The unprecedented heat wave
that has belted the country from
Utah to the Carolina capes has
taken a toll of human life, scorched
crops and pastures and created a
shortage of water in many localities.
for July 1 estimates the total wheat
The Department crop report which
will be released August 10th wiil.be
of exceptional interest to the farm
ers of eastern Montana. It will
give definite figures on the season's
production of all major crops and
will widely influence market quot
ations. The government bulletin
crop for 1934 at 500-million bushels j
which is the smallest since 1893.
Oats, barley and rye will all
sfiort crops and there will be an i
acute shortage of hay in many
states. The prospect for prices is
better than the prospect for crops
This shortage of grain and hay will
qery likely he reflected in the mark
et for Montana feeder cattle.
Committees on Schools
The following members of com
mittees were appointed on July 20,
to promote schools in their respec
tive territories. Their work is to
see that a tentative census is tak
en of children of the elementary
grades; to suggest suitable locations
and to do any other work that
may come up before these commit
tees. This work is to co-operate
with the trustees of the district in
which the town is located, in deter
mining the school needs of their
towns and to help find au approp
riate solution for any problems!
that may arise.
R. P. Friedl, Wheeler, via Glasgow
Dan Oakland, Wheeler, " Glasgow
Frank Beachler " " "
Floyd Richter, Fort PecK, Box 16
Fred Mehrer,
Morris Hald crSoren Nessen, Nashu
Chas Whissenand, New Deal
A. J. Gilman
Bess Honey
Mrs Carl Thorpe, Chm., Nashua
irk Donahue
Douglas O'Keefe
Mrs L. B. Vangsness, Ch, Ft Peck
Wra. Canay, Box 28 ! 4. Ft. Peck
rVituuis »i. biowu ox i'o/d v c.recK
A. Jerome Wall,
Co Supt. of Schools,
Glasgow, Mont.
*l>r>ITTO\Ali M:\V8 ITKMS
W. Guy Norman, the Jeweler,
Park Grove, Mont.—Give us a call.
Riley Tunnison from Froid has
a new building under construction
in Square Deal.
Ed Thorkelson was the first busi
ness man to locate in Square Deal,
which is on the old Glasgow-Ft.Peck
road 3 mi. from the dam.
The Wheeler Inn is the original
business house on Wheeler town
site in the north end of town. A
popular entertainment house.
T he Rogers General store of New
Deal have a growing business and
promises to rival Henry Field in
the near future. Watch them grow.
The Nessen Filling Station in
on the main corner
of the town just at the railroad
crossing. Drop in and fill up.
The Country Club opened for busi
ness July 28 and have a popular
entertainment parlor Snd club, just
north of Wheeler on the Glasgow
Gilman & Muus are the big hard
ware dealers of New Deal who
moved with the townsite from old
Fort Peck when the government
ordered the exodus.
Mr Hedge of Glasgow is putting
in a filling station near Wheeler
Inn and will he readt for business
in a short time. He will carry ac
cessories, grease, etc.
Chinook News Subscribers
The subscribers of the Chinook
News who are paid up will receive
the Fon Pecx Press to fill out
their unexpired term, unless
decide to resurrect the C: inook
News, in which case you will re
ceive the News as formerly. Those
subscribers to ChinooK News who
are in arrears or are unpaid will
be discontinued, so if yon fail to
get your this week
behind on subscription, or else we
overlooked you for some other rea
be,son. Please let us know if you
want the Ft. Peck Press.
Welcome to the President!
Bird's Eye View
of Ft Peck
L. E. Barnard & Son, Garbage
Hauling & Shower Baths are on
the job, having built here with the
first comers in June. They also sell
garbage cans and 20-gal. water cans
The Blue Moon Cafe, Urban Riede
prop, moved here from Ft. Peck
in July on Friday the 13th and en
joys a good patronage. They are
open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Your
patronage will be appreciated.
Joseph K. Simmons, a promis
ing young lawyer from New Eng
land, N. D. and Dr. Reichert of
Dickinson, N D. were Wheeler vis
itors on Wednesday looning things
over with a view to locating. This
office acknowledges a pleasant call.
The Taylor Boarding House, pio
neers on the dam site, have sold to
Sig Cusker of Wolf Point. Mr Cus
ker will build next to Mrs Kearney
and will continue the same up-to
date service. Mrs Wright, consid
ered the best cook on the project
will have charge of Mr Cusxer's kit
chen and you can expect the same
delicious eats as heretofore.
The Northwest Service Store
Robt. Brown, Mgr. has a nice loca
tion opposite Wheeler Inn. They
have been in business in Fort Peek
j s i nce early spring and keep a
I fresh stock of groceries, vegetable*
fruits, soft drinks, and cold meats
They are already enjoying a good
business and wish to serve old and
new satisfied customers.
Newbury and Barscher, from
Poplar, have platted the new
townsite of Lakeview just above
the dam and when the highway
across the dam is completed you
can see clear across the top of
the dam from Lakeview. The
back end of their lots will front on
the laxe when it is filled. They
alreeady have over a dozen build
ings built, one of w hich, a beer
parlor, is 20x40 ft. and an addittion
is up aud enclosed, doubling the
size, and a dance hall 40x80 ft
There Buttrevs have two lots
leased, et al. There are also two
restaurants operating already,
one by Bilden Bros, who came
here fro n Malta. Shorty's Lunch
is operated by L. B. Markell, who
is from Wolf Point.
Special Contests, Exhibits Feature Fair Farm Week

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He-.iy Ford's Industrialized Barn,
shown here, a new exhibit at the Chi
.'orld's fair this y(?ar, demon
strat: ; how farmers can effect their
own rtiief by raising and processing
The new towns on the big dam
project extend a hearty welcome
to our chief executive and party, as
they stop off to look us over.
It is a privilege which we highly
appreciate to meet our big men
from Washington, and an equal
privilege to know that our great gov
ernment is spending its millions in
our midst not only to protect lives
and property down the river but to
give us the wonderful benefits of
irrigation, navigation, fishing, boat
ing, summer resorts and electric
The latch stung is out at each
and every one of our little bergs, and
we invite yon not only to stay as
long as possible but to come again.
Watch these columns next week
for a write-up of New Deal.
Frank Lewko is the proprietor of
the Wheeler Shoe Repair Shop and
Laundry. See him when in need
of anything in his line of work.
The Star Meat Market and groc
ery opened last Saturday July 28.
E L Ross, formerly of Opheim is
prop, and Chris Gamrath is butcher.
Bilden Bros., proprietors of the
Lakeview Cafe have just opened
up and will serve you day or nite.
See ad. in another column.
Jim's Inn, las. Lawrence, Prop,
has been doing a thriving business
in Fort Peck for the last 7 weeks.
Jim is from Frazier where he has
successfully operated a restaurant
for the past swen years.
J. W. Delaforce from Seattle and
Annond Jacobson from Bainville
are contractors & builders who are
putting up an addition to the Press
office this week, for our landlord
Mr. Norman in Wheeler.
Bert Sammons, of the J. R. Sam
mons &. Son, Fyr-Fyter Distribut
ors, is making Wheeler his home,
while working the Ft. Peck territory.
He is interested in getting a large
tank located here, which will help
in controlling fiire hazard.
The Polly Pie Shop, Mrs Wede
ward, prop, moved her building up
from Ft. Peck on July 14 and brot
her business with her and is kept
busy day and night She puts up
excellent lunches for working men
or campers. You will get a friend
ly look and a smile when you come
to Polly shop.
soy beans. Left inset: John C. Dam
eron, Woston, 111., whose hog-calling
championship will be a mark for
farmers to shoot at during Farm Week
at the Fair, Aug 11 to 18. Right inset;
Miss Bergh of Opheim is starting
a Ladies Ready-to-wear shop in
Wheeler. Call and look over her
The Scherrer Confectionery store
E W. Scherrer. prop, moved in from
Ft. Peck among the.first business
houses in Wheeler. They handle
confections, patent medicines, not
ions, etc.
T he City Market, L. B. Smiley
manager, Wheeler, has operated a
delivery route since April land has
seen Ft. Peck grow from not even
a p. o. to several thousand people.
They have fresh meat daily from
Glasgow. Give them a call.
The Kearney Confectionary was
moved he^e from the dam site to
Wheeler townsite in July and have
the same thriving business as there
They are building a fine new store
with basement which will be com
pleted as fast as carpenters ean
work. It is situated next to the Ft
! Peck Press ofiftce on the south. See
their ad in this issue and give them
a call.
The Ft. Peck Coffee Shop, Mrs
0. H. Baylor, prop, is the first busi
ness house who moved from Ft.
Peck p.o. to the Wheeler townsite.
They enjoy a thriving trade in ser
ving lunches, candies, fruit, soft
drinks, and ice cream, etc.
Phelps Grocery was the 2nd store
to locate in old Fort Peck and the
first store in Midway, which was
among those scattered to the four
winds when the government ord
ered the exodus from Ft, Peck, See
their ad in this issue.
The Fort Peck Press is located
in W. G. Norman, the Jeweler's
building in Wheeler next door to
Anderson's garage and we appre
ciate the business that has come
to our door already. Some have
been to see us to get handbills and
meal tickets etc, printed and we
have been unable to do the work
as yet on account of getting out
the newspaper first. We expect
however by next week to be able
to meet all comers so bring us your
job work, ads and news. Send
sample copies of Ft. Peck Press to
your friends elsewhere as they
will want to see the newspapper
printed right on the hundred mil
lion dollar government project, the
largest artificial body of water in
the world, longer than any lake
except Lake Michigan.
Mrs. Nick Qwcnga, Blue Island, Ul.,
last year's husband-calling champion,
whose title is also at stake. The milk
maid's championship arjd other similar
titles wjl! also be contested.
Clyde Flint came here from
Frazer in .July and opened up a
beer parlor on the west side in
Wheeler. He calls bis place the
Hiway Bar.
Bilden Bros, of Lakeview whose
,ad appears in the Ft. Peck Press
are the first big firm to pay cash
for advertising in this new paper
at the Ft. Peck dam.
Jondahl's Bakery has a neW
building enclosed this week 18X26
in Wheeler and will be open for
business soon. Harold Eliason of
Glasgow is the new manager.
J. W. Doherty formerly of Men
ominee, Wis., a shovel operator, has
just finished a job with Inland
Construction Co.
Mr. Doherty
has been on the works since Feb.
The Comfy Cafe, Mrs. Jud Peter
man, prop, has had it's doors open
2 weeks. The family came to Wheel
er from Sherwood, N. D. Give 'em
a call when you are hungry and
get acquainted with this new fam
The Moose Market, Frank Beach
ler, prop , handles meats and groc
eries. They have ajgood business
and a fine large building 24x<iO
though only one week old in
Wheeler. They came from Rich
The Thoeny store moved an old
building to town and are filling
their shelves with a nice stock of
groceries & general merchandise.
They are old store-keepers from
the town of Thoeny north of Hins
dale and will treat you right.
D. C. C. Lull is a graduate of
Kansas University, School of Med
icine & Surgery and practiced there.
He is located in the tourist
temporarily but is building an office
and will receive calls next week
when his equipment arrives.
Bacon & Hendrickson are the
promoters of the new townsite
of Roosevelt, 3 mi. from the dam
on the old Glasgow Hiway. They
will rent X sere lots at $1 per mo.
for residence lots, and business lots
will be given free of rent.
Ft. Peck Tourist Camp, R. W.
Cowden, prop have cottages to
rent by day or month, opposite the
Wheeler Inn The Ft. Peck Ham
burger stand is operated on the
same property by two nurses»
Gladys Doiven &'Esther Baldwin.
The Buckhorn Club poolroom and
beer parlor in Wheeler is now open
as an entertainment center, size of
building 30 by 40 ft. Paus and Keefe
are the proprietors who come from
Opheim. Full line of candies, to
bacco, and soft drinks. They solicit
your trade.
The Delmonico, Wheeler, neai
Wheeler Inn, Mr and Mrs Leslie
Sharp, props., came here from Glas
gow where they had a hamburger
wagon the past season. They will
build a residence on the back of
their lots and serve Chili, hamburg
ers, lunches, etc.
The Motor Inn Garage, Tony
Kapus, prop, has the frame up and
enclosed and will be open for busi
ness in about a week. They are
putting in filling station tanks, free
air and latest up-to-date equip
ment. near the Wheeler Inn, A
complete line of radiator equip
ment and a good radiator man
is here. Give us a call.
Dr. E V. Bethel has been active
in Montana enterprise for the
past 40 years. He origionally
practiced his profession in Butte,
Lewistown, Great Falls, and Mal
ta, came from Phillips Co. to Fort
Peck in March and opened office
the Tavlor
at Ft Peck near the Post Office
and now is at Parfc Grove, tie is
a Montana man for Montana enter

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