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THE KEVIN REVIEW —KEVIN— the center of OIL ACTIVITIES Officiai Paper of the Town of Kevin "ö?"— ■"""" m "" KEVIN, TOOLE COUNTYv MONTANA, THURSDAY, MAY ,30, 1929. NUMBER 4. VOLUME VIII. $50,000 LOSS AT MAPLE LEAF PLANT THURSDAY AFTERNOON GAS BLAST IN STILL PUMP ROOM STARTS BLAZE; THREE MEN HURT; JOSEPH FAULKNER, ASST. SUPERINTEN DENT AND CHEMIST; CHAS. HILLIARD AND JOHN ALL WIN SERIOUSLY BURNED ABOUT FACE AND HANDS BY GAS EXPLOSION—PLANT WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT 60 DAYS FOR REPAIRS AND EQUIPMENT. Sweet Grass, May 23.—Fire wrecked three stills of the Maple Leaf refinery in Coutts when an explosion occurred in the still room pump house and com municated the flames to other parts of the plant this afternoon about 4:30 and was not brought under control by Sueperintendent Sweeney and a force of refinery men and volunteer until after 10 o'clock. At the time of the blast there was no wind which probably accounts for saving of tanks and crude oil stored about the place and on tank cars near by on the railway tracks. Had there been a high wind much loss would have occurred and many lives endang ered in their efforts to *ext inguish the flames and prevent a spread of the fire. Of the three men injured by the blast it is said John Allwin was the first to suffer with severe burns about the face and hands. Joseph Faulkner, assistant ssuperintendent and chemist at tlie plant suffered burns about the face and hands also and later proved tc be the greater sufferer, although complaining but little after being re moved to the Thompson hotel, where the three injured men were taken im mediately and placed under medical care. Chas. Hilliard, who with Faulk ner and Allwin, was in the room at the time, was also burned about the face and hands, but all three are said by the attending physician, to be in no danger as they had not inhaled enough gas to injure their long«. Company officials are unable to give any estimate of the damage until an Inspection and inventory can be made, but the loss is variously estimated to be around $50,000, which is said to be fully covered by insurance. The plant will be shut down for about 60 days for repairs and new equipment but in the meantime pro visions will be made to care for their trade as well as for crude which thèy have under contract from the Kevin Sunburst fields as well as from Wyom ing fields. Just what caused the blast is uncer tain but those familiar with refineries and their operations say that possible escape of vapor frqp the gasoline is the more likely solution as it was no that two blasts occurred, one right after the other. The Maple Leaf plant was construct ed about five years ago and has been steadily increasing their operations and the plant until at the present they was equipped for a daily output of about 5,000 gallons and onl iyn the past week they hooked up with a new cracking plant put in by the Hope Engineering company and was just getting well un der way for the production of a very fine grade of water white gasoline. Manager F. H. Huston was in Shelby on a business trip at the time the fire started but reached here about 7 o'clock after the fire was well under control. TALKIES COMING TO KEVIN THEATRE SATURDAY, JUNE 1. The Miracle of the Age! TALKING PICTURES! Here's your first oppor tunity to Witness the latest and the greatest sensation in a decade of won ders! Amazeingly Different! Para tone will thrill you with a marvelous stage performance on the singing and talking screen—your favorites of the stage and screen in a complete talk ing and singing program of Vodofilm —Less Saylor, from New York Winter Garden, Fritzi Pern, star of Earl Car roll's Revue, J. Saunders, the man with 1000 faces, Rondell & Flynn, from "A Night in Paris," Brennan & Raymond, vaudeville headliners, Judy King, direct from Paris.—Voices give it the- Breath of Life."—Hear and see it at the Kevin Saturday, June 1st. the city this week auditing the books of the Oil City Garage and the J. W. Johnnie Clark of Great Palls was in Elliott Drilling company. Kevin Oilers Meet Defeat SUNBURST ALSO DROPS MID WEEK GAME TO FAST CANA DIAN TEAM The Oilmont ball team recuperated and strengthened from their last weeks defeat, trouched the Kevin Oil ers 9 to 4 here Sunday in a ten inning contest. Gannaway of Oilmont allowed only four scattered hits, however a few er rors behind him permitted the Oilers :o tie the score 4 all in the fifth and neither team seemed able to score un til the tenth frame, when Oilmont :ame up with ja vicious batting rally, which was verf ably assisted with Ke rin errors. When the dust of the ral ly cleared away five men had crossed ihe pan. Kevin was unable to score -« their half of the inning and the final count stood 9-4. Hillius of Kevin pitched excellent ball. Several bad errors from his team .nates contributed largely to his defeat. \ Last Sunday Sunburst played War- I tier at Sunburst in one of the most I closely contested battles that has ever j been played this season. Sunburst fin- ! illy won by a score of 5-6 score after i going 10 innings. The score was 4 to | 0 in favor of Warner until the ninth j snnlng. The Sunburst team went over to Milk River yesterday and met a 9 to 0 defeat. Bell pitched good ball, and with the exception of the eighth inning held the Canadian to three runs. Eggleston, South Paw from New Dayton, had the visitors at his mercy, allowing three scattered hits and striking out fifteen men. Kevin plays Milk River in that city tomorrow, (Friday,) with a return game on the Kevin diamond this Sun day. KALISPELL-KEVIN WINS OUT IN SUPREME COURT Word was received here yesterday at the Kalispell-Kevin Oil company's of flee that the supreme court had sus tained the decision of the district court of this county in the case against the company by stockholders of the Flat head Oil Lands company. The case created quite a sensation here by the astounding charges made against offi cials of the Kalispell-Kevin, some of whom were former officers of the Flat head Oil Lands company. It was con tended that the Flathead Oil Lands company was the rightful owner of the rich oil lands of the defendant compa ny from the alleged fact that the offic ers of the Kalispell-Kevin were former officers of the Flathead Oil Lands com pany, and while acting as such receiv ed expert information from Ralph Ar nold, geologist, hired to examine Flat head valley for oil, by which they found the rich oil lands controlled by the de fendant company while Arnold was hi the employ of the plaintiffs. The dis trict court found for the defense, from which an appeal was taken. The supreme court sustained the lower court, holding that Arnold was employed only for the purpose of de termining the possibilities of oil in Flathead county, for which the Flat head Oil Lands company was organiz ed. It was held that the evidence shows that the expert knew nothing about the Kevin field except what he obtained after his employment to ex amine the Flathead va; ley had been completed. The only suits now pending are dam age suits by 1 ht; fccasen cfltc;als of the Kalispell-Kevin Oil company against the parties bringing the suit, based upon charges made in the complaint, These suits have not yet come to trial. —Kallspell Monitor. ■ - — ]D a Here She Comes wr v—r i | feS SSj ' * - / ' m >-V-: v* 7) >U M a - •V ? fa ■ 1 îÿi isl : ol "a* [ W.H.O.) i WILIIARD-CAMPBELL CASE TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT Judge R. M. Hattersley, of the Dis trict Court, took the Willard-Campbell case under advisement after a three day court session in which evidence in the case was presented. Counsel in the case will submit briefs. Principals in the case were Harry O. Williard, C. W. Hay, and W. W. Wheaton, as Trustees of the Gordon Campbell-Kevin Syndicate, and the Gordon Campbell-Kevin Syndicate, Plaintiffs, vs Gordon Campbell, Gor don Campbell Royalties Company, O. B. Nelson, Stevenson Associated Roy alties Company, R. D. McDaniel, C. T. Gregg, I. W. Hanson, Leon M. Bolter, Wallace Investment Company, A. W. Simon, Helen M. Campbell, Nini E. Bishop, M. B. Gagel, Faye Springmey er, Charles- Carew, H. T. Benjamin, Ohio Oil Company and International Refinery, Defendants. Plaintiffs ask that all rights and claims of the defendants be cancelled and that title in the lands and the Oil and gas saved therfrom be quited and confirmed in favor of the plaintiff. The evidence as follows; Gabriel Kundert executed an oil and gas lease to Gordon Campbell on June 15, 1920, covering WV 2 Ey 2 ; NE V* NE M and SE14SE14, Sec 25, Twp 35 N Range 3 West, reserving 12*4 percent royalty thereon. Thereafter, Gordon Campbell assign ed the lease to Gordon Campbell-Ke vir Syndicate, or its then trustees, re serving for himself overriding royal ties of 7% percent of all the oil or gas thereunder, ! On January 19, 1921, Fetters and Company started foreclosure proceed ings of a mortgage held by them on this land; decree was Tenderer by the Court and the land was sold by the sheriff of Toole County, and on June 19th, 1921 the sheriff issued and de livered his certificate of sale. There after Gabriel Kundert and Rosina Kundert, his wife, executed their cer tain warranty deed conveying their epuity of redemption in said land to Fred Kundert, and Fred Kundert later conveyed the said equity of redemption to said lands to W. R. C. Stewart and C. E. Carlson. The First International Bank of Sweet Grass having been named a par ty defendant to the foreclosure suit brought by Fetters & Company, and therefore being a redemptioner, re deemed the said lands from the fore closure by making payment to the sheriff of the amount of the judgment together with interest and all costs, and receiver from the sheriff a cer tificate of redemption: Stewart & Carlson, successors in in terest, and owners of the equity of re demption through the assignment to them of said equity of redemption executed by Fred Kundert, made a subsequent and further redemption in accordance with the statute so vided, by paying the Sheriff all sums of money theretofore paid by the First International Bank of Sweet Grass, and secured from the Sheriff tificate of further redemption. Plain tiffs claim that the oil and gas lease was fully terminated on the 19th of June. 1921 by virtue of the sheriff's sale, and Stewart and Carlson right fully refused to recognize the said lease to Gordon Campbell of January IS, thereafter pro a cer 1920. Gordon Campbell, after the institu tion of the foreclosure suit, and after thr entry of judgment therein, assigned to Gordon Campbell Royalties Com pany, Stevenson Associated Royalties Company, and to the Producer's Oper-, atiag Company, and various parties as named defendants in this section, the 7 h percent of royalty reserved by him under the lease as orginally promul gated. At the time of the making of the re demption by Stewart & Carlson, the Go.don Campbell Kevin Syndicate furnished said Stewart & Carlson with a large part of the money so used in said redemption, and later Stewart & Cailson executed a lease upon said premises to Gordon Campbell, which lease was later assigned by Campbell to the Gordon Campbell Kevin Syn dicate, Campbell reserving unto him self a 7 Väs per cent overriding royalty thereunder. Plaintiffs contend that the lease held by Campbell in trust for the Gordon Campbell Kevin Syndicate; that Campbell did not have title to the 7 , / 2 royalty so reserved, and that he had no power or authority to execute the assignments of the royalty so assigned by him to the various defendants. The defendants, J. B. Bishop. Chas. Cnrew, M. B. Gagel, and C. A. Sprlng myer, testified that they accepted the assignments of royalty from Gordon Campell, and allowed him a credit therefor upon accounts owing to them for work done for the various Camp bell companies. !■ ourteen attorneys were connected Will the case, eleven of whom appear ed and 'ook ac ive part in the trial. The plaintiffs we.v represented by Beuden & DeKalb and Merle Groene. of Lewistown, and Louis P. Donovan. Hurd, Hall & McCabe, Homer G. Mur phy and Edmond Nichols, an attorney from Los Angeles, represented the Stev enson Associated Royalties company, A. W. Simon, R. T. McDaniels, O. B. Nelson, I. W. Hanson and T. C. Gregg; E. K. Cheadle represented J. T. Benja min and Leon M. Bolter; J. A. McDon ough and Jesse H. Stevens appeared for M. B. Gagel, Gordon Campbell, C. A. Springmyer and Nina E. Bishop; A. A. Booth, of Seattle, appeared on be half of Helen Campbell. Two court reporters were at work on the case, A. A. Pelletier, court reporter of this district, being assisted by P. C. Silk of Great Palls, who is reporter for Hon. H. H. Ewing of that city.—Tri bune of Shelby. TWO MEN BADLY BURNED Paul Reyburn tool dresser and Jack Curtiss driller, on the Paciflc-Kalis pell-Kevin No. 6 well located in 29-35 2 west, were severely burned when gas in the well was ignited in some unknown way. Both '»en were burn ed about the face and arms. It is thought that friction caused by the cable ignited the gas in the hole. The men were working around the hole at the time the flash came. The two men were taken to Shelby hospital for treatment. It is under stood lhat they are getting along nicc'v. -READ REVIEW ADS- SUBJECTS TO BE OFFERED AT THE HAVRE NORMAL SCHOOL FRESHMAN YEAR OF ACADEMIC COURSE IS OFFERED AS MOST STUDENTS ENTERING SCHOOL HERE THIS FALL ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE UP FIRST YEAR WORK, PRES IDENT VANDE BOGART ANNOUNCES. Havre, May 22.—The preliminary announcement of subjects to be offer ed at the Northern Montana school at Havre during the year 1929-1930 has just been made by President G. H Vande Bogart. The course offered for the Freshman year of the acade mic course as it is expected that most of the students entering this fall will be enrolled for the first year of college work. A complete program for the Sophomore year will be offered begin ning with September, 1930. The first two years of various pro fessional, pre-professional and liberal arts courses are very similar and the general program of studies that will be offered at the Northern Montana school will fully the requirements of the first two years. The credits earned at the Northern Montana school will be available at any unit of the University of Monta na and at other colleges and universi ties should the students desire to change at any time. The students entering here this year are assured of several positive advant ages, small classes with abundant ad vantage for Individual Instruction; ad equate library and laboratory facili ties; a faculty of specialists in their fields and the individual attention of the president in arranging the stud ent's program according to individual needs and plans. President Vande Bogart will be at his office at Havre after July 15th and will give personal conferences to every student enrolling in the school. The preliminary announcement of subjects for the year beginning September 24, 1929, is as follows: FRESHMAN YEAH English Freshman Composition < Autumn quarter.) Freshman Composition ( Winter quarter. ) Survey of Types of Literature (Spring quarter.) Mathematics Higher Algebra (Autumn quarter.) College Algebra (Autumn quarter.) Trigonometry (Winter quarter.) Analytic Geometry (Spring quarter.) Chemistry General Inorganic Chemistry (Aut umn quarter.) General Inorganic Chemistry (Win ter quarter. Qualitative Analysis (Spring quarter.) History and Social Sciences Modern World Survey (Autumn quarter.) Modern World Survey (Winter quarter.) Comparative Government (Spring quarter.) French Elementary French (Autumn quart er.) Elementary French (Winter quarter.) Intermediate French (Spring quart er.) Spanish Elementary Spanish (Autumn quart Elementary Spanish (Winter quart intermediate Spanish (Spring quart Orientation College Effectiveness (Autumn quart er.) er.) er.) Social Adjustment (Winter quarter.) Clvic and Community Relationships (Spring quarter.) cr.) NO DAMAGE FROM CUT WORMS IN THIS COUNTY There will be no damage from Pale Western Cut worms in Toole County this year, says W. B. Mabee, Extension Entomologist at Bozeman. Mr. Mabee has Just issued a bulletin discussing the control of this pest, copies of which are now available at the County Extension office. Early plowed, clean summerfallow, left untouched between August 1st, and September 15th, is the most effective means of control. Poisons are useless in combating this insect, advises Mr. Mabee, and recommends doing a good Job of summer fallowing this year to check out breaks of this cut worm which might occur in the future. Damage from cut worms is predict ed for 1929 in the Harlowtown area and in the section east of Helena. Ethel, daughter of Mrs. Esther Mar tin, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. John P. Schwiers to Great Palls this morn ing where she will spend some time visiting with relatives. „ CAMPBELL NO. 2 IS A PRODUCER The Campbell-Morton No. 4 well, located in se ne 13-34-2 west, is es timated good for around 500 barrels initial production. This well flowed 55 barrels an hour before the tubing was run, and the test is now being made. This is the fourth producer on the Morton 'ease drilled by A. H. Campbell. Mr. Campbell has leases on nearly '00 acres in tms district and plans to keep two nr r s in continous ope at;on during the summer. He has just com pleted a modern camp and will pump his wells from a central power plant. The last completion was made in 12 days drilling. The No. 1 well has been cleaned and when agitated flows around 35 barrels. The No. 2 well is being cleaned and it is believed this well will make better than 100 barrels. It has been an 80-barrel producer. The Monalta Oil company drilling on the Buckley farm near Sweet Grass, are now drilling below 300 feet, accord ing to reports from the border town, and have encountered a showing of gas. The Medford Oil company has made location for a fourth well on its Mor ton lease. The Medford-Morton No. 4, located in ne 24-34-2 west. Three pro ducers have been drilled by this com pany on its lease. The Barmac-Kal-Kevin No. 1, se sw 18-35-1 west came in the iast of the week as a small produce was hit at 1,522 and drilling continued four feet. The Barker-Barnhil' -Ccrey No. 9 wtl! was spudded the last of the week. Ihe rig was skidded from the location of the No. 8 well. The new location is nw sw 9-34-1 west. Ihe Dakota-Montana-Kmmons Nc. 23 ne nw 19-34-1 west was shot with 80 quarts of nitro last we'd and it Is rated as a commercial well at this time. A test will be made as soon as the hole has been cleaned. The Sunburst Watford No. 1 on the Bears Den structure in the Sweetgrass hills is drilling below 2,150 feet with pipe set at 2,110. Production is ex pected around 2,300 to 2.350 feet. They have drilled through a thick sand The sand which carried an oil showing, and no water except from the surface. The Basal kootenia sand is expected next, and production should be found in this sand. The Strode sand is at a greater depth, and is thought will be reached around 2,450 feet. MONTANA GAS TAX BRINGS $477,465 DURING FIRST MONTH Helena, May 25.—In the first month of its operation, with returns still in complete, the 5-cent gasoline tax has Wrought in nearly half a million dol i ]ars re cords of the state board of equalization show. The total collec tions for April to date, including some collections of 2 cents a gallon on the supplies carried over by dealers, is $477,465. This amount, less deductions for refunds to farmers and others who did not use the fuel in operating ma chines on the highways, will be used by the state highway department in matching federal funds for highway construction. FURTHER RESTRICTION OF IMMIGRANTS ASKED Washington, D. C.—Restriction of the annual immigration Into the Unit ed States to 100,000 persons is sought in a bill introduced by Senator Daniel F. Steck, of Iowa. The measure would be effective July 1, 1929, and the quo tas of the larger countries would be appointed as follows: Great Britian and Northern Ireland—35.000; Irish Free State—10,000; Germany—25,000; Prance—3,500; Italy—2,500 ;—Norway— 5,500; Sweden—7,000; Holland— 2 , 000 , Denmark—1,000. ■M R. Prevol made a business trip to Cut Bank the latter part of last week.