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By L. F. Van .Zelm © Western Newspaper Union Why Not Institute a Time Clock? ^ SO-AvW WHAT'S The USE. J BUT YOU FINI* / one of the ' OTHER, >. f BOARDERS ( W HA3, BEATEN iWAAßi YOU TO I'D V—J Ufi ' . ■ YOU HEAR THE TDOOf? OFEN AND TEAR DOWJH THE HALL AGAIN YOU GO BACK It) VO UR ROOM AND LISTEN FOP,' him To COME OUT but another BOARDER HAS BEATEN YOU I TO IT 1 [ #/ YOU GET UP PARTICULARLY EARLY AND HURRY DOWN THE HALL So AS TO BE The FIRST ONE IN THE BATH ROOM I M bath ROOM a « r c bath ROOM V '% m g \ N ( ! @L P \ \ W / ^A % i 0 k ■ W) v 1 S' I? î 7 ■ 1 /, %m/ii y/i v / i\j % =^9 = /■ i VAN 2ELM The Kevin Courier Published Every Wednesday at KEVIN, Toole County, MONTANA C. M. BRINTON. Editor—Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year, payable in advance.$2.50 Six mo., payable in advance.$1.50 Pour mo., payable in advance.$1.00 Entered as second-class matter May 5, 1922, at the postoffice at Kevin, Montana, under act of March 3, 1879. Standard Produces But 24.3 Per Cent of Oil in the U. S. "Washington, D. C.—The sub-com mittee of the senate committee on manufactures which is conducting an inquiry into the gasoline situation generally, as to production, demand, fluctuation of prices, etc., spent the first few days of the hearing in get ting a "birds-eye view" of the situa tion from the standpoint of the first witness, R. L. Welch, representing the American Petroleum Institute. Senator McNary of Oregon, acting chairman in the absence of Chairman LaFollctte, summarizing the results, stated that Mr. Welch had given the committee a very comprehensive statement from the standpoint of the j association which he represents. j Day to day attention is being given J to the hearing by the National Motor- 1 THE UNIVERSAL CAR i f 3 W : " 7 m a J\ ê A m ■Ui* *t J 7À < Economical Haulage - Equipment: Pneumatic Tire* and Demountable Rime, Your choice of either the epee• ial rearing af S 1/6 to I fo r •peed delivery or the standard rear inr of 7 1/4 to i [•L Do you realize that the Ford One-Ton Truck at $430 is not only the most wonderful truck value ever offered but the most economical means of solving your haulage and delivery problems, whether you are a farmer, merchant or manufacturer? for hmavy hauling f Let us give you all the facts. L. N ECKEL SHELBY, MONTANA <T> ( > ists association, to the end that affil iated clubs of the association, and motorists and the public generally, be kept advised as to the progress of the same. Representative -of the N. M. A. has prepared the following current statement; His in pro Gilbert E. Roe, attorney, retained as special counsel, is conducting the examination of witnesses, quiries are directed generally at the securing of information, as authorized under the resolution, touching the fol lowing subjects: First—The stocks of crude oil, gasoline, and other petroleum ducts at refineries or elsewhere in the United States at the end of each month for the years 1920, 1921, 1922 and the holders or owners thereof. Second—The price of crude oil, gasoline, and other petroleum prod ucts during the several months in said years and their relations to each. Third—Whether or not the recent increases or other recent changes in the prices of gasoline or of other petroleum products have been made generally or uniformly by all com panies and whether there have been marked local differences in the price changes made. Fourth—The profits of companies refining and marketing petroleum in the United States for the years 1920, 1921 and the first half of 1922. Fifth—Whether there is any na tural reason for the changes of prices of crude oil, gasoline, and of other petroleum products or whether there has been any understanding or agree | ment between various oil companies j to raise or depress prices, or whether there are any conditions of ownership or control of oil properties or of re fining and marketing facilities in the industry in any part of the country or branch of the business which might prevent effective competition. Sixth—And all such facts as bear upon the recent changes in prices of crude oil, gasoline, or other petroleum products or upon any other of the foregoing matters. Outstanding points in the testimony of Mr. Welch, according to the N. M. A. representative, were that from the fall of 1920 to date the refiners of the United States taken as a whole pro duced gasoline and other petroleum products at a loss, due to the fact that it is necessary in producing one bar rel of gasoline to produce about four barrels of crude and by-products, fuel oil being the principal one of the lat ter and sold at all seasons at prices below even the cost of crude at the wells. Continuing, Mr. Welch said: 'Consumption of gv-oline fluctuates more than 100 per cent between pe riods of maximum and minimum da On the other hand, refinery mand. operations must be continued on a reasonable uniform basis throughout the year. "Otherwise the refineries of the country would be 50 per cent shut down during periods of lowest gaso line consumption and would be unable to meet the demand from current production during the seasons of high consumption. "Gasoline prices were rising in May and June of this because of the increase in the demand in relation to the supply. "The best single index of the de mand for gasoline is the number of automobiles in actual use." It was brought out in Mr. Welch's testimony that as late as 1913 the so called independents pioduced only 6, 532,452 »barrels out of a total prod uction of 26,175,000 barrels of gaso line, a production by the independents insufficient to supply the automobiles registered in 1922 in the state of New York alone. In 1922, out of crude runs of 443, 000,000 barrels, the independents ran more than 243,000,000 barrels, or about 55 per cent. The total product ion of crude oil in the United 'States and Mexico last year was 659,000,000 barrels, of which so-called Standard interests produced only 20 per cent Mr. Welch added, the total production of oil in the United States for that year being 469,000,000 barrels cl which the Standard interests produced 24.3 per cent. Shelby Locals Harriet, the three-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Seifert of Shelby, d : ed at the Conrad hospital on Tues day, from heart trouble. Funeral services were held in Shelby, Wednes day from the Methodist church, and interment made in the local cemetery. Action was started this week by W. W. Thorne, county attorney, against J. S. McClory, former county attorney of Toole county, and E. G. Luke, E. B. Toole, L. H. Knutson and C. W. Peers, as administrator of the estate of Louis C. Marsh, and their bondsmen, for the recovery of $10,000 reported shortage by the grand jury held in Toole county this spring. Shelby, Aug. 12—Civil actions re cently filed; H. L. Richmond vs Ed ward H. DeWald et al. Suit to quiet title. C. L. Dempster vs Elbert Hicks, foreclosure. Bankers Investment Co., vs Tony Tomshck and Rocky Ridge Oil Co., foreclosure. Bankers Invest ment Co. vs Samuel F. Howell, et al, foreclosure. Monarch Gets More Stock The immense stock of lumber now on hand and being added to by the Monarch yard here is pretty positive evidence that the big men behind this large concern know what is in store as regards development of this town and the oil field of which it is a most important part. DAHL W. RIDDICK . M - For United States Senator Republican Ticket We submit that Congressman Carl W. Riddick is the best qualified man before the people of Montana today for nomination and election to the'high I office of United States Senator. There are many strong arguments in his behalf : His Congressional train ing and acquaintance at Washington. His energy and record for real service to the people of Montana. His sound Republicanism and his good common sense. His freedom from domination by' special Interests. He is one of the few actual fanners in Congress. His wholehearted support of President Harding. His tireless work for fann ers.' His close attention to duty and prütnpt respoilse to every request made of Turn. Republican leaders every where endorse him and ids record. Lenders of farm movements like Na tional President Howard of the Federal PYrtn Bureau, and Senator Capper of the Farm Bloc endorse his record and '■oecmiiieed him. Riddick Loyal to Party Judge C. H. Loud gives the following reasons why all Republicans should vote ,for Riddick for senator: "There are many reasons for sup porting Carl W. Riddick for U. S. eon a tor, which may be summarized as fol lows : "First : First and foremost among them is because he is a member of the Republican party and has always been loyal to the great fundamental prin ciples of this organization, and being myself a firm believer in the wisdom of the doctrines of this party, and de sirous of seeing them established and followed in the administration of pub lie affairs, I am supporting the man w' o will work and vote to bring abouf this result. "Second : Because Mr. Riddick while he may he classed as a proves sivc. in his tendencies, is not a radical nul has never exhibited any sympathy with those who are seeking to under mine and destroy the foundation upon which this government rests and com mit us to all sorts of vagaries and so cialistic theories of government. "Third: Because Mr. Riddick is giving loyal support to the present ad ministration in its attempt to reduce the expenses of government and there by lessen the burdens of the taxpayers and to restore the government to Its nofinal condition. "Fourth : Because during the war he was a one hundred per cent Aineri giving loyal support to every which was introduced in con ca n, measure for the purpose of advancing the gress cause of the Allies, while members of his family were filling places on the firing line instead of assignments to places far removed from danger. Because his term in con "Fifth : gross 1ms fitted him for the more Important duties of that of U. S. senator. "Sixth ; Because his life work, train ing and environment has been sucb ns to"give him a keen insight into the eeds of the common people and he has always, when called upon to do so, dis played a willingness and disposition to champion their cause. "Seventh: Finally, because I regard him as a strong candidate before the people and one who can and will be elected." together with his natural ability i FOR SALE: Modem steam laundry plant now Mont. If you are interested, address, T. E. Cohoon, 312, 8th St. So. Great Falls, Mont., or Stockmen's National Bank, Fort Benton, Mont. located at Fort Bonton, (14-18) The Crerar Meat Market in Kevin, folia wing, tlie usual policy at this time of the year, is selling meat at greatly reduced prices. Buy your meats at Kevin and save 20 per cent. (Adv) Headquarters for Oil Men—and Everybody Else | Kevin Hotel J. L. ROCKE, Proprietor Auto Livery in Connection Day and Night Service 4>4^$*$ > 4><^4 > 4><&<$'4>^4>^>4 > ^<^4> < $ > <^4 , 4>4> < ^4>4 , 4>4 > <$ > <^4>4><J > ^^4>'$>4>^^4>^<^<^4>4>4>4>^^<$ Sampson Gasoline Anticarbon Motor Oils / WHOLESALE ONLY V* Adams Oil Company | 4 | 4 | 4 % Kevin, Montana Jobbers for all Mutual Oil Co. Products II How Many Invitations Did You Send? Into your business you are daily putting all your thoughts, energy and executive ability, in order to preserve intact the capital invest d, build up your volume of busi ness and produce a profit. Your success depends largely on your sales policy. Are you mak ing that policy as efficient as pos sible by the wise use of advertis ing? People shop where they are wel come. Your advertisement should be an invitation. How many did you send out this week? A thou sand invitations can be sent each week by using THE COURIER. The Wise Shop Where They Are Invited [ Joe Baker of Cat Creek fame, was in Kevin conferring with associates and making arrangements for opera tions in the Kevin field in which they have secured some acreage.