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t ip THE KEVIN REVIEW Official Paper of the Town of Kerin —KEVIN— the center of OIL ACTIVITIES KEVIN, TOOLE COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1929. VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 5. KEVIN BEATS SUNBURST IN MEMORIAL DAY BALL GAME Showing a complete reversal of form over the Oilmont game, the Kevin Oilers assaulted four Sunburst pitchers for 19 runs to win the Decoration Day game. Morrison, pitching for Kevin, allowed but 5 hits but wobbly support allowed Sunburst to score 8 runs. Kevin registered a total of 19 hits. Lee Prouty hit two homers. Smiley, Snyder and Hilljus each got one. This was the first defeat suffered by the Refiners on this side of the border. They previously lost a game to Milk River but Kevin was the first Montan^ team to beat them. r MONTANA WOOL WILL BRING HIGH PRICE, SAYS EXPERT Helena.—"Prom prices paid for wool in Wyoming and Idaho, it would ap pear that the coming Montana clip will not need to go begging," said Matt Staff; president. National Wool Ex change, Inc., of Boston, who has just arrived in Montana after visiting Wyo ming and other states in the interest of his company. "In Union Pacific districts of Wyo ming," Mr. Staff continued, "prices advanced in two weeks from 28 cents to 33% cents, while in the basin 32 cents was paid. As the Montana clips generally bring 3 cents more than wool from these sections, the ruling price in this state should be quite satisfactory, even though the past winter was a costly period for Of ers themselves will make the market and if they show Inclination to ac pt whatever prices are offered, the advance over Wyoming prices men tioned may not take place." Regarding the statistical position of wool ,Mr. Staff had this to say: "It is estimated that the slightly greater carryover from last year and the small gains in imports and do mestic production will aggregate around 20 million pounds. -Against this increased supply of raw wool, as compared with last year at this time, there was consumed in this country during the first four months of 1929 fully 15 million pounds more than during the same months of last year. This, considered in connection wfi' the fact that unfilled orders on the books of woolen and worsted manu facturers are now greater than at any corresponding period in many years, should tend to instill confidence ce among growers and bankers in the value of wool. Furthermore, prices have declined to a point where do mestic wool is selling at from 5 to 7 cents below comparable foreign wool, a condition for which growers of the southwest are wholly responsible. Officials of the National Wool growers association, headed by ■ Mr. Hagenbarth, are confident that more adequate protection for wool will be provided in the tariff bill now under consideration in congress and as all foreign markets continue firm and legitimate business is prosperous and assured of ample credit, there does not seem to be any cause for worry, even though the practice of contract ing prior to shearing has -been tem porarily suspended. 'The only dan ger," said Mr. Staff, "is that growers may become panicky and Ignore favorable factors affecting their in dustry. The much heralded cry that women do not wear clothes made of wool does not disprove the important fact that each year's has gone in con sumption. There is no accumulation anywhere in the world."—Great Palls Tribune. DRILL STARTS FOR 'PAY" EARLY IN WEEK The bit pf the Carscallen rig this week started on its journey downward "to the pay," in the vernacular of the oilmen. Progress has been somewhat slow, it was learned, because of the surface conditions, gumbo and slush but when this is passed it is believed that hole will be made rapidly.—Cut Bank Pioneer Press. The Ladies Community Aid will hold a food sale at the Gordon store Satur day, June 8, from 2:00 p. m.. and con tinuing all afternoon. Friday, June 7, the locals play at Milk River, the game starting at 5 o'clock. The following Sunday a re turn game is scheduled at the local ball park. June 13th, Kevin goes to Sweet Grass to play a twilight game. Manager Alrick announced there would be a change in the Kevin lineup for the coming games. According to present plans Smiley will take over the right field berth and will be supplanted at second by a new man from War road, Minnesota. The new second sacker is reported to be a hard hitter and a good fielder. This should add a lot of strength to the team. I DEVEN1SH NO. 3 FLOWING; TEST IS UNDER WAY Lethbridge, Alta.,—Devenish well No. 3, in the Skiff field, has turned into a flowing well,not a big well, but oil is flowing over the top of the casing into the sump and has been for several days. Oil is bubling through the hole of the control head steadily. The well is 3,089 feet deep. This means that the crude is lifting itself from the sands against the head of 3,084 feet of oil standing in the casing. The pressure at the bottom of the well is over 1,200 pounds to the square inch. There is not a trace of water in the well. The weell was pumped for several days under 'the supervision of the Imperial Oil company's production department, but no statement had When asked for a been given out. statement J. H. McLeod, production manager of the Imperial, replied that he had no statement to make regard ing the Devenish No. 3 well, the well would make in a day by day pump test if properly cleaned out and the oil channels opened up is only con jecture but there is no question in the minds of local oil men as to No. 3 being a valuable commercial well. O. G. Devenish, president of Devinish Petroleums, declined to comment on the production of the well, stating that any announcement will be given out by the Imperial who brought In the well and conducted the test. What MOORE DRILLING COMPLETES ONE The Moore Drilling company com pleted its first well on the Smith lease in 13-34-1W last week, finding a good showing of oil and between ond ond two million feet of gas in the Sunburst sand at a depth of 1208. The well was drilled on down past the Sunburst to a depth of 1490 where a flow of water was struck. The well will be plugged back to shut off the water and will be shot with 40 fuarts of nitro in an at tempt to increase the oil flow, but it is now a commercial gasser. , Four more wells were spudded last week in the field . Sweeney Oil Co. Maughns No. yl was spudded in ne nw nw '9-35-1W. No. 4 also was supdded last week, as well as the P. M. K.-Kal.-Kevin No. 15 in ne ne se 29-35-1W. The Cos mos Petroleum company spudded in its fourth well in se sw se 20-35-1W last Wednesday. Medford-Morton « GAS TAX COLLECTIONS SET NEW STATE RECORD IN MAY An all-time record for one month's collections in gasoline tax was set dur ing May, the state board of equalization reported Friday, cent tax levied by the 1929 legislature, making the total 5 cents a gallon, sent the income figure to $488,071. amount, less administrative expenses, will be turned over to the Montana highway commission for road-building purposes. The additional two This Combined collections for the board totaled $547,024 for May. The cor poration tax brought in $26,337, which is credited to the general fund. Taxes on oil production were $15,248; one half of the amount goes to the general fund, and one-fourth each to the com mon school and high school funds. The tax on coal netted $7,396, credited to the general fund. The inheritance tax figure was $6,657, which is divided equally between the general and com mon school funds. [ What June Days Are For J J. A » f.S - * 4 4 4. V' ,;; V. £ 7= ■* W SMS àsii 3 r V LAST PUBLICATION FOR THE KENIN REVIEW who have supported The Re view. To our subscribers, we wish to state, that we have made ar rangements with The Tribune ol Shelby to caiTy out our sub scription list. The Tribune of Shelby will carry a live Kevin correspondent, thereby giving With this issue, Thursday, June 6, The Kevin Review' will be suspended, as the editor and publisher has decided to move the plant to Conrad. We wish to thank every pat ron, every person and compa ny, with which we have had business dealings, during our Kevin. Our seven years in business relations and dealings have been cordial, and we feel w'e are leaving many friends here and in the various parts. SEEKING BROTHER The Kevin Review received a letter this week from Elizabeth Daly of Mil waukee, Wisconsin, asking for assist ance in locating her brother, Wilfrid C. Daly. The letter, in part, follows: Am enclosing a picture of Winfrid C. Daly who was last heard of in Kev in, Montana, where he was working for Mr. Lehman on a farm. Any infor mation as to his present whereabouts would be welcome by his mother who is ill and very anxious to locate him, as she has not heard from him in sev eral years. (Signed) ELIZABETH DALY, 1217-24th St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photograph of above mentioned party may be seen at this office.) WIND AND RAIN STORM HITS CENTRAL STATES A severe windstorm accompanied by torrents of rain decended on Kevin last Saturday afternoon and continued till Monday morning. No damage was reported in this part of the country except the bad condition it left the field roads. According to the daily papers though, other parts of* the country just east of the mountains extending to the gulf of Mexico didn't fare so well. Large ections of the country were flooded near Cheyenne, when several dams broke under the pressure of water from torrental rains and the melting snows in the mountains. The Burlington tracks 15 miles northwest of there were washed out and trains were forced to use the Pacific tracks. \ Great Falls suffered considerable damage by the wind. The Christy Bros, circus was in the Palls last Sat urday when the storm reached there. Large crowds of people were caught out in the storm and drenched before reaching shelter. Several of the tents belonging to the show were blown down by the 66-mile gale. Wichita, Kansas suffered quite a heavy damage when a windstorm that verged on a toranado wrecked build ings, uprooted trees, smashed air planes and automobiles and blew out thousands of windows. A new western Air Express plane, worth $75,000 was demolished as well as many smaller Planes in two other airports, the total loss being estimated at $200,000. Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska. Kan sas and Texas are about recovered by 1 you the latest news in this vi cinity. Again we want to thank ail for their past favors, and may you enjoy good health and prosperity. THE PUBLISHER. i no& from floods they erperienced. , Thousands of acres of growing crops were blown down in the above named states and caused an enormous loss. Corn planting was delayed over a wide area as well and reports over the state of Texas indicate considerable dam age to cotton lands. ANNA C. GREEN AMONG GIRLS THAT PASS BEGINNERS TEST There was a total of 41 girls taught to swim at the first annual Indepen dent swimming school for girls. Out of this number 27 were successful in passing the national beginners swim i The girls who will receive swimming certificates Friday afternoon at 4:15 are: Anna C. Green, Katherine Buck miller, .Mary Warren, Marjorie Brady. Anna Blaine, Helen Roddey, Dorothy Heller, Barbara Nunke, Katherine Cavinaugh. Terese Columbe, Katherine Moon, Patty Williams, Maxine McKee, Genevieve Devan, Patrica Poole, Grace Redd, Helena Ewing, Gayle Tiller, Carolyn Batch, Mary Jane Anderson. Eleanor Mitchke, Vivian Mitchke, Mar garet Schwartzhans, Vera Jane Wilson, Mary Louise Angel. Virginian Craig, and Barbara Chouquette. The girls that learned to swim but could not P ass the test were; Myrtle Archibald, Mary Brazill, Nellie Shoe maker, Clara Carlson, Betty Woods. Alice Woods, Stella Kaiser, Patrica Smith, Grace Redd, Thelma Sime, Betty Batch, Donna O'Rouk, June Rose Stanley, Edith Guaglie, Lorrarine Lager. There were about 20 girls that were pool but were not in attendance at the last day of the school, so no accurate check could be made on them. The certificates will be given out Friday at 4:15 p. m„ at 4:20 a picture will be made by Leslie Jorud. of all the girls who took part in the swim ming school, and at 4:25 the girls will all go for a swim in the "Y" plunge.— Helena Independent. CANADIAN OIL MEN FORM TOOLE FIRM Articles of incorporation were filed last week with the clerk and recorder of Toole county by the Smith Oil Co., capitalized at $100,000. The board of directors of the com pany is L. L. Smith, J. C. Oswald. Chester M. Barber. George Elliot and George W. McLeod, all of Calgary. TOOLE COUNTY EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES 1929 ■7 Those having an average of 90 or above were: Walter Sands, Devon; Thelma Knutson, Devon; Mildres Siler, Sunburst; Edgar Scholz, Fowler; Dorothy Tribble, Fowler; Dorothy Walkup, Oilmont; Irene Badger, Oil mont. ■/' Following is a complete list of those who took the examinations and °lhe towns they are from; Oilmont; Irene Badger, Dorothy Walkup, May Craig, Juduth Heffner. Roy Carpenter, Richard Babcock. Lyle Pellett, Chester Severson, Mary Dorn blazier, Lotus Wilson. Galata; Flage, Beatrice Blair. Edward Byrne. Grant Fowler; Scholz, Leo Kraft. Kevin; Dorothy Tribble, Edgar June Rock, Fred Ramsey, Vivian Strange. Mae Johnson, Lillian Seewald, Wesley Söderström, Alice Ward. Sunburst: CHairè, Edwin Butcher, Dermott, John Huntsberger, Mildred Siler. Dunkirk; Edgar O'Haire, Francis Peter Mc Martha Ekholt, Lester Hanson, Stovan Vakoff, Albert Ross. Gertrude Hey. Ferdig; Drought. Devon: Palma Ekholt, Clifford Ek holt, Gertrude Benjamin, Margaret Kincaid, Martha Sands, Thelma Knutson. 68 took 7th grade examinations in Hygiene and Geography, ing 17 had an average of 90 or over; Treva Tribble, Velva Mae Hitchcock, Gould Richmond, Grace Tribble, Dor othea Badger, Jean Graham. Charles Mendelhall, Alma Kraft, Lucille Davis, Orva Waggoner, Adora Carlson, Walter The follow 1 Thelma Ashworth, Edwin Hobbs, Ella Emerson, Prank Jefferies. Alvina Lar son, Fred McDaniel, Lucille Prindle, Ruth Benson. FARM WOMEN TO HOLD BIG MEETING IN CONRAD JUNE 10 Farm women of Toole county are in vited to attend a meeting of interested in problems of the farm home at Conrad, June 10th. in the High School auditorium. This meeting will be attended by Teton, Pondera, Glacier, Toole and Liberty counties; and one of the Important topics of discussion will be the advisability of establishing an annual vacation for women of this section. * Miss Blanche E. Lee, state home demonstration leader, will be the principal speakers. Mott of the Montana extension service women farm women from camp one of Miss Edith up the subject of landscane gardening. Home demonstration clubs of the various communities will provide tertalnment by putting on stunts and other features, will be under the direction of Miss Dorothy Bennie. en Further recreation County extension agents in the various counties sisting with arrangements meeting. are as of this KAVANAGH NEW OWNER OF HILL COUNTY DEMOCRAT J. P. Kavanagh, owner of the Shelby Promoter, took over the ownership of the Hill County Democrat of Havre, Saturday, June 1. The paper was purchased from the G. C, Bishop estate which had handled it since the death of Clinton G. Bishop, Jan. 11. The name of the publication will be Changed to. the Hill County Journal. It will be issued twice a week as at present. New equipment will be in near future, Mr. Kavan a £h announced. -____ Andy Dlngman and Rolland Dipple Graved the muddy roads last Sunday and went to Shelby to feed the ele phants peanuts and drink red lemon ade at the circus. However the show was not complete as the first elephant to step off the car sank in the muck up to his neck and required 14 tractors 500 feet of log chains and 3 trucks to get him out. Considerable trouble could have been averted Bunion's ox. had Paul 'Babe," been in exitence at this time. "Red" Johnson was busy the fore part of the week giving Harly Show en's canines their spring han cut. Red, who is quite deft with the shears, ably assisted by Harly and John Gordon. was PICNIC FOR KIDS OF TOOLE AND GLACIER TOWNS Round Lake will be the scene of a picnic given for the boys and girls of Glacier and Toole counties on June 29. Dexter Gerrish of Cut Bank will have charge of the picnic program and will be assisted by organizations and individuals in Sweet Grass, Sunburst, Kevin, Shelby, Cut Bank. Browning, and other towns. Although the program will be ar ranged primarily to interest the young sters, their parents and friends will be welcome. People interested in providing a good time for the boys and girls are co operating in furnishing prizes for con tests, transportions to Round Lak'èand free ice cream, also other essentials which will aid in making Saturday, June 29th an enjoyable day for the boys and girls of these two counties. Further details will appear as the plans are completed. MONTANA COLLEGES WILL GRADUATE 324 THIS MONTH Helena. May 31.— Of 993 freshmen students who entered three of the state's learing educational institutions in the fall of 1925, 324 of them, or 32.6 percent, will complete their four weeks and receive degrees, it was re ported at the office of Chancellor Melvin A. Brannon Friday. The State university at Missoula will confer master of arts degrees, one each to Genevieve A. Murray. Helen F. Griffin, Elizabeth J. Swan and the Rev. John R. Hahn. Bachelor of arts degrees will be award ed 179 students of the class which had 516 members four years ago. The per centage of graduates of the origin al class is 34.6, slightly higher than that of the State college at Bozeman, 33 9 percent. The college will confer degrees to 132 of the 392 students who matriculated in 1925. The state school of mines at Butte will award degrees to 13 of the 85 students who started courses in 1925. The graduating class represents 15.3 percent of the original group. Completing two-year courses, 102 seniors graduated Wednesday from the State normal college at Dillon. They formed 30.' percent of the 1927 class of 333 members. Reports on the number of graduates at Eastern Montana have not been received by the chan cellor. normal school Commencement exercises will be conducted at Missoula, June 10; at Bozeman, June 12, and at Butte, June 7th. "Blackie" Brewster, one of J. W. Elliott's drillers, is now rambling to and from work in a nifty looking roadster. The car was thoroughly overhauled and reconditioned and given its initial try-out Monday, high rate of speed over the worst Huh of roads in and about Kevin and found to still possess the old stamnla that Hemy installed In it on the day of its birth. February 31st, 1492. It was driven at a » o Ernie Howes, popular young man of Kevin, left with J. W. "Butch" Perron last Monday for the Bannatyne field - whore he has accepted a position with Mr. Perron there. Ernie, who was to have been married June 1st, became disgusted with life and decided to go to work when he discovered some one had run off with his prospective bride on the eve of his wedding day. Leonard Brown was in from the farm Monday. o One of the disappointed men in our city Sunday was Chief Cadreau, who trained very carefully all day Saturday, zealously watching his diet and drink ing nothing but orange juice, only to awaken Sunday morning and learn that the ball game was called off account of rain. on The Kevin quartette, composed of "Dutch" Jollicer, Bill Sorenson, Muggs Hillius and Hub Giblin, and under the direction of Bob Giblin, got together Monday evening for their first practice. The boys plan to give a public concert in the near future. Roy Herd returned from Calgary the fore part of the week, after spending the past two months in that city.