Montana Oil Journal
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518 First Avenue South. Great Falls, Montana.
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Entered aa Second Claas Mattar, April 23, 1921, at the Poslofflce at Great Falls, Mon
tana.—Under Act of March 3, 1879.
POOR OLD CHARLIE McCOFFUS
A Government man named Charlie McCoffus,
worked days in the field and nights in the office
Checking forms and vouchers and ration blanks, too
which were picked all to bits by the Washington crew.
For the boys in D.C., with their double-lensed specs,
their sallow complexions and frayed collar necks,
Care not for the time and the money they waste,
If a carbon is missing, or a gallon misplaced,
They bounce back the paper with ill-concealed jeers,
to harass local OPA field rationeers.
To get back to Charlie, he struggled along,
'til an ache in his head told him something was wrong.
He went to a medico, "Doctor," said he,
"there's a buzz in my brain; what's the matter with me?"
Well, the medico thumped, as medicos do,
and he tested his pulse, and his reflexes, too.
And his heart and his throat and sounded each lung,
and Charlie said, "Ah," and stuck out his tongue.
Then the Doctor said, "God, what a narrow escape.
"But a quick operation will put you in shape."
"Your brain's overworked like a motor run down.
You're flirting with death every time you turn 'round.
I must take out your brain for complete overhauling,
Meanwhile, take time off from your OPA calling."
So Charlie McCoffus went under the knife,
He struggled home brainless, and kissed his own wife.
While old Dr. Loomis and two other men
were putting his brain back in order again.
Well, the weeks rolled along, and Charlie McCoffus
never called for his brain at the medico's office.
The doctor got worried, gave Charlie a ring.
Said, "You'd better come over and get the damn thing."
"Thanks. Doc. I don't need it," said Charlie McCoffus
"I'm being transferred to the Washington office."
So Charlie now wears a frayed collar to work
and he hides in the lairs where the Bureaucrats lurk.
His ration amendments bring anger and fear
to the heart of each hard-working field rationeer.
Oh, the pride and the joy of the head OPA office,
is brainless, predaceous, young Charlie McCoffus.
—From the "Dealer News," Los Angeles, Calif.
During the war between the
states the Union soldiers had cap
tured three Confederates and were
holding them as prisoners in a small
stockade. One prisoner in particular
was always Kidding the guards
about the licking the Yanks had
taken at Chickamauga, until they
could stand it no longer and re
ported him to General Grant.
Grant told him he would have to
stop ribbing or he would either be
Farmers Union Central Exchange, Inc.
Refiners and Marketers
Quality Petroleum Products
MAIN OFFICE AND BLENDING PLANT
SOUTH ST. PAUL MINNESOTA
sent to a concentration camp, or be
made to take an oath of allegiance
to the Union.
After some study he decided to
take the oath and after being sworn
he remarked to Grant, "Say, Gen
eral, they sure whipped hell out of
us at Chickamauga, didn't they?"
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company, its No. 6. C SW NE SE 34
36-2W, pumping two barrels of oil
and 233 barrels of water from the
Ellis-Madlson contact at 1813. It
There are five produc
ers on the lease and the No. 5, com
pleted this year, is a flowing
The lone location was n
northeasterrf part of the field, the
Enfield Oil company's No. 1 Grass,
SE SW SE 17-35-1W.
The full field report:
J. H. AGEN-KRAVBE NO,
C NE SE SE 9-35N-3W
CASCADE OIL PROD. CO.-BYRNE B A
NE SW SW 24-35N-2W
Spudded 81144; drilling,'1342.
COBB-HARDROCS-GF 084648 NO. 7—
SE NW SW 1835-3W
Spudded 7-3144: cemented, 2285.
COBB-HARDROCK-GF 084648 NO.
C NW NW SW 1835-3W
CONSOLIDATED GAB-HUG1 NO. S—
SE SE SW 11-35N-3W
Spudded 81144; drilling, 1720.
CUT BANK REFINING-GF 084X17 NO. 5—
C NW SE NW 1835-3W
DAKOTA-MONTANA-GF 05X093 NO. X7—
■ C EH NE NW 19-35-1W
DELORAINE-McKEE NO. X—_
GEH SW SW 7-35N-1W
Spudded 81144; drilling
DONOVAN & FAUQUE-GP
NW SE SE 835-2W
Spudded 81644; drilling, 375.
ENFIELD OIL CO.-CRASS NO. 1—
SE SW SE 17-35-1W
Rig up. (FIRST REPORT)
HANNAH-POBTEB-8KINNEB NO. 1
C SE NW NE 20-32-1W
, 1688 .
05X13« NO. It
UNION READY FOR
TEST OF OIL SHOW
The Union Oil Company is drill
ing out cement plug and preparing
to test the Bannatyne sand at 1625
feet in its No. 1 Carlson near Col
lins, C SE SW SE 29-25-3W. A few
miles northeast, its No. 1 Englund,
almost within the "city limits" of
Collins, is drilling with light rotary
at 750. Location of this well is NW
SW SE 11-25N-2W. Another well
drilled by the Union in this area,
its No. 1 J. J. Greene, NW SW SW
28-25-3W, is standing. It created
somewhat of a furor when it cored
oil in the Bannatyne sand and also
at the Ellls-Madison contact, but on
test the contact yielded mostly
As Were Oklahoma and
Texas, 15 Years Ago
Visiting Montana for the first time, the representative
of a geophysical prospecting company was in the office the
other day. He went over maps, reports, production depths
in various field and obtained other information.
Then he said, in evident surprise:
"Why, Montana is just like Texas and Oklahoma 15
years ago. You haven't had any drilling yet. Just shallow
He went on to say a great deal more, but that was enough.
It emphasized what this organization has stressed for more
than two decades. The time for investment is now, ahead of
full development. And the best investment, in our opinion,
is still landowners royalties. They carry perpetual rights and
they are not taxed while you hold them.
Incidentally, it is interesting to note that many recent
locations in Montana, by major oil companies, are for DEEP
tests, almost in the same locations as those of shallow, in
conclusive wells drilled years ago.
Real oil development of the state is just beginning.
Among chief beneficiaries of this condition will be ROYALTY
OWNERS. For information concerning this type of invest
In Our 21st Tear
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
Spudded 7-10-44; drilling, 1420. Top Sun
burst, 2410. 2,000,000 feet of gu.
VERNE JO H N SON-HAMII-TO N MO. B—
C NW NW SB 7-Ä-1W
Spudded 8-044. COMPLETION. T. D ,
1678. EM 1674. Pumped 47 bbls. oil first
24 hours, all water thereafter
C. T. OlEM-DB PARMENT WO. 7—
C SW NW SE 11-35N-2W
Spudded 8-17-44; fishing, 1125.
PILOT PROD. OIL CO.-ABBLL NO.
SW NW SW 35-35N-2W
Spudded 8-644; drilling, 140.
PKKVOI. A 8HAY-GF 083X47 UNIT I NO
C NW SW SW 10-35N 3W
Spudded 8-2644; drilling, 400.
PERRY, UN VILLE A SMITH-OF 002033
SW NW SW 12-35-2W
Spudded 5-1644; drllUng, 1100.
RIMROCK-AUTZ NO. .
NE SW NW 18-35N-3W
Spudded 8-1244; drilling, 1020.
TKXACO-D. K. Bruins No. 18—
C NE NE SE 10-35N-2W
Spudded 8-1644; drlUIng, 1320.
TEXAOO-FENNA BRUINS NO. 10—
C NE SE SE 10-35N-2W
Spudded 8-044; cemented, 1585.
TEXACO-DAVBY NO. 1C
C NW SE NE 3-36N-2W
Spudded 81944; drilling, 1205
TKXAOO-8WAYZB NO. -
C SW NE SE 34-36-2W
Spudded 8344. COMPLETED 8-2544.
TD., 1814. EM 1813; 2 bbls. oil, 233 bbls.
water, first 24 hours. P. 4 A.
TKXACO-R. K. WEST NO. 4
C NE SE SE 33-36N-2W
Spudded 82244; drilling, 885.
VETERANS PREFER WAR JOBS
War Manpower commission re
ports,show 75 percent
discharged veterans of the present
war Insist upon jobs in essential
production. They say it makes them
feel they are "still in the war."
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