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•Vo#.; 'P( v THE WOLF POINT HERALD VOL. VII. NO. 49. WOLF POINT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1920. $2.00 PER YEAR Wolf Point in Oil Belt Strong Company Formed Will Drill Test Wells Investigations Bring Firm Faith that Oil and Gas Will be Struck—This District in Direct Line of the Oil Strip Reaching North from the Wonderful Wyoming Pro ducers. Geological Signs Are Exceptionally Good. i Many a community Has (one i i on for 50 year* or more, bli**- 9 8 fully ignorant of the fact that i Ci it was sitting on it* greatest ® B source of wealth. It take* wide- i IS awake energy, money and team a 8 work to grasp opportunities. 3 There is good reason for believing that there is oil and gas in the earth in the immediate vicinity of Wolf Point. Certain local men have been quietly investigating the situation for some time and as a result the Wolf Point Oil and Gas Company has been incorporated, capitalized for a limit of $300,000. Seven thou sand dollars has already been paid | in for stock and the company will pursue the preliminary work of pros pecting the field with all possible speed. It is expected that test wells j 1 will be started in a few months. The officers of the company de- j cided on are : V. L. Gilbert, presi-1 dent, G. H. Flint, vice president, G. ! P. Lamberton, secretary, and H. A. j Schoening, treasurer. Survey Indicates Oil Mr. Lamberton has visited other i oil fields and been at great pains to ■ gather all the information possible ; that is useful in developing oil pros- j pects. He is very firm in his faith that a test well will prove that there are deposits of oil and gas under this section. A survey of the coun try by government geologists, made last year, furnishes the principal evi dence on which this faith is based. | A more thorough rough survey of the district, with special reference to oil, i has been promised by the govern ment for next spring. The part of the geological report that refers to this immediate vicin ity says; "The axis of the larger of the known folds passes near the Northeast corner of Section 6, Twp. 25, N, Rge. 48 E., and if extended would pass almost di rectly thru the town of Wolf Point, paralleling the valley of Wolf Creek. There are prob ably other folds of this same system in adjacent areas, but these as yet have not been fully examined." "Dome" South of River Crudely expressed, the geological indications of oil and gas are folds or humps in the earth's crust with "domes" indicated at intervals. They are indicated by the tilt or angle of the earth's strata. A dome may be a piece of country twenty-five miles across, but if the strata shows that such a section is or has been higher in the middle than at the outer edg es, the indication of the presence of oil, at a depth that can be fairly well approximated, is considered to 'be good. The location referred to in the extract from the geological re port is a few miles south of the river. Company Want* Leases The first activities of the newly organized company will be directed (Continued on last page.) INDIAN Y. M. C. A. WILL MEET NEXT WEEK The Indian Young Men's Chris tian Association will hold a series of meetings at Oswego beginning Wed nesday evening of next week. The dates are February 4 to 7 inclusive. A fine program has been arranged and twenty-five or more speakers will take part. Among them will be the Rev. Amos Oneroad who preached at the Presbyterian church a few weeks ago. There will also be a num ber of addresses by Indians from this vicinity. It is expected that this will be a big meeting and that there will be a number present from a dis tance as well as from around Wolf Point and Oswego. BAND TO GIVE CONCERT WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY i February 22 is the date of the next band concert of the Wolf Point band, which will be given at the Liberty theatre. The band has for some time been practicing for this concert and will be prepared to give a good account of themselves. The program will be composed of band music, instrumen tal solos, vocal solos and duets by members of the band and other well known local talent. For a considerable time past, the band has felt the want of uniforms, Wolf Point boasts the best and big gest band in the northeastern part of the state and it will be a wonder ful asset to the band to have the boys appear on public occasions all dressed alike. But band uniforms sufficient to provide all the members of the band with one and have two or three extra, means the expen di ture of quite a large sum of money. Let us therefore begin at once to boost for the band concert on Feb ruary 22, and each and every one of us having the interest of the band, the city, the community, and the corner of the great state in which i we live at heart, purchase a ticket whether or not we plan on being in attendance. Thus we can show the organization that we are behind them and appreciate their efforts. The Civic League, the Commer cial Club and the Merchants' Asso elation are all behind the sale of tickets. WOLF POINT SHRINE CLUB IS THE LATEST Wednesday evening of last week the Masons of Wolf Point and vicin ity gathered at the Sherman hotel and organized the Wolf Point Shrine Club. The officers of the new organ ization are: C. O. Moore, president; E. J. Rice, vice president; Wm. Rae, secretary; F. W. Bleck, treasurer. The club starts with a charter membership of forty-nine. Shrine clubs are the amusement side of the Masonic order. Wherever you find a bunch of shriners you find a bunch of good fellows who are the salt of the earth. Shrine club meetings are a place where a tired business man can relax and enjoy a free and easy social hour. The members had an exceptionally good time at the organ ization meeting and the following "notes" were furnished by the "press committee." "Happenings at the organization: For further information ask Fred Rathert. The secretary would be safer un der bonds. Severson had Bill Famum backed off the map. "Hux" is our advertising agent. Doc Mowatt's services could have been employed to good advantage. Bleck did too much talking. Rice was "from Wolf Point." '"Dinty" Moore ruled the whole bunch was "out of order." "Kewpie" Miller was crabby— blankety blank, blank! It took three committees to locate -he was found at 3 a. m., McKenzii by Huxsol and Severson. The roundhouse looked square to Phillips. Stennes was dignified throughout, the meeting. BUT WHO GOT THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT? I The goose thief was absent. 1 Have you bought your ticket to the Firemen's seventh annual ball? MILLER GETS CONTRACT FOR WILLISTON THEATRE J. T. Miller, the local building con j tractor, has been awarded the gener l al contract for the construction a fine large building for the Willis j ton Opera Company. The building ! is to be almost identical in dimen sionsand plans with the Liberty the atre in this city and was planned by the same architect, H. A. Frentz. The consideration of the contract $40,000. Work will begin early in the spring. WILL MOVE GLASGOW OFFICE The Glasgow post office is to be moved, but fortunately, for Glasgow, it will not be brought to Wolf Point, much as we need it, but to the Cble 1 man hotel building on Front street. Bids were received by Postoffice In spector Sentman for the rent of a site, the lease to run ten years. Leo B. Coleman was the successful bidder. Plans for remodeling are be ing made to make suitable quarters for the mail. The change will be made June 1st. FLU HEADED THIS WAY OBEY HEALTH RULES! According to recent reports the Influenza is becoming prevalent in a great many of the eastern cities and is gradually extending westward. It is important that everyone co-operate with the local Board of Health, in an endeavor to avoid an epidemic of such proportions as we experienced during the fall of 1918. Following is a copy of rules and regulations for the control of Influ-j enza: (a) All cases must be reported to the health officer within twenty-four hours. If no physician is called, the head of the house must report. (b) The house must be placarded. (c) All members of the family, not engaged in imperative business, must remain on the premises. (d) Wage earners may be exempt ed from quarantine provided the pa tient is isolated in a room to himself, and the wage earner remain out of the sick room and have written per mission from the health officer to come and go upon the premises. (e) All patients afflicted with the disease must be strictly isolated, com ing in contact with no one except the necessary nurse or attendant. (f) No one is permitted to enter the premises except the attending physician and those who enter as nurse or nurse s attendants. (g) Nurse or nurses' attendants before entrance must be furnished with instructions to P revent contract mg the disease (which instructions may be received from attending phy sician or from the local health offi cer) and must be given permission to enter by attending physician. (h) Quarantine of patients will be continued for five days after temper ature has reached normal. Quaran tine of contacts or exposed persons must continue for five days after date of last exposure, unless exempt ed by written permission of health officer as in (d). (i) Fumigation of premises is un necessary and impracticable. Fam ilies, however, are urged to see that every room have thorough sunning and airing. (Signed) Local Board of Health, Feb. 5. "Sunbonnets," home talent ATTENDED CONVENTION O. C. Johnson returned last Fri day from Lewisown where he attend ed the state convention of the Re tail Merchants' Association, was a large attendance at the meet ing and a very enjoyable and suc cessful session is reported. The city of Lewistown made large prepara tions for the visitors and entertained them in the most creditable manner. Mr. Johnson went as the delegate of the Merchants' Association of Wolf Point. There COMING EVENTS CAST THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE play. Feb. 12. Firemen's Seventh An nual Ball. Feb. 18. Minstrel Show, Jester's Club. Feb. 22. Band Concert, Wolf Point | Concert Band. j Mar. 17. Opening of the Sherman j j The Herald's Booster Hotel. Mar. 18. Edition. IMPROVEMENTS IN 1920 IMPORTANT of, is INCREASED WATER SUPPLY NECESSARY— TEST WELL TO BE DRILLED WATER ON NORTHSIDE City Scales Under Consideration— Official Minutes of the Last Council Meeting January 26th Upon roll call the following mem bers were found to be present: Aider men, Campbell, Kleve, Champlin, Grendahl and Nichol. Clerk, Samuel Dowell, Attorney Schoening. Absent Mayor Stennes and Alderman Kleve. Upon the Mayor's absence. Chair man Campbell took the chair and called the meeting to order. The minutes of the regular meeting held on Monday the 12th day of Jan uary 1920 were read and approved. Chairman Campbell called for re ports of committees, whereupon the following reports were made: Alderman Champlin of the Park Committee reported that the propos ition of park improvement had been investigated and that the committee recommended that no work be taken up along that line until additional water supply had been secured. Alderman Kleve of the Committee on Public Seales reported that there had been many inquiries from the public regarding a public scale, aud moved that the Clerk be instructed to secure estimates on scales of dif leren ^ manu f a cture, th & t the inform ation would be available for the next regular meeting, which motion was ! seco "ded by Alderman Nichol. j The chairman stated the motion j anf ^ P u ^ ^ ie Question which carried | una "i mous ly | j Test Well Authorized Alderman Champlin of the Sewer and Water Committee reported that Engineer Sam Dowell had been an thonzed to proceed with an air lift ,, , . , . test on a well at the old light plant, and that estimates were being pre pared on plans for waterworks bet terments. Alderman Kleve moved that the (Continued on page six) IRRIGATION AND ROADS IKKIbAIiUJN ÄNU R mVô TOPICS OF MEETINGS 1 VM IUlj \J 1 XlILiLiiinuu _ . The irrigation and road meeting, one of a series through the northern purt of the state, held here last Sat urday afternoon, proved an unfor tunate disappointment to all con cerned. The day was bitter cold, which reduced the attendance, and through an accident to the heating plant which necessitated turning off the steam for repairs, the theatre, where the meeting was held, was un heated. This made thing extremely unpleasant for the audience and the speakers. But no one could be blamed. Sam Teagarden, secretary of the Montana Irrigation Congress, made a short talk on irrigation plans and prospects and the ways in which the Congress is advancing the work. The speaker is well versed in the subject and his talk was full of interest to those anxious to grasp the full scope of this most important work that is in its inception. Mr. Teagarden ex pects to return at some later date and stir up local interest. R. M. Conner, government project engineer, located at Poplar, was present and spoke briefly but inter estingly concerning irrigation as ap plied to the Wolf Point-Poplar pro ject. He described the project plan for taking water from the Missouri just below the mouth of the Milk river and conducting it by direct flow along the foot of the bluffs in such manner as to make possible the watering of the great acreage of flats from Oswego to Poplar. Mr. Conner had with him a set of slides to illustrate irrigation methods but on account of the condition of the theatre was unable to show them. Mr. Mathews, one of the prom inent engineers of the state, talked j a few minutes on the vast and impor tant work that confronts Montana to give her the rodas needed for devel opment of the state and industrial economy. He also referred to the proposed state road bond issue and the much discussed question of ap portionment. STORM LEAVES ROADS IN BAD CONDITION The recent storm left the roads north of here in bad condition, and homesteaders state that they have had great difficulty in getting to town, especially when they found it necessary to break the trail. Ernest Sjoquist, who lives 25 miles north of town, was in the first of the week and reports that the roads out his way are very bad. Coming to town he had to break nineteen miles of road through the snow. Mr. Sjo quist reports the birth of a daughter, Mabel, on December 30. I Hans Siljenberg was three days coming in from his home 31 miles north, in Pershing community. He found the roads in terrible condi tion, and one night got lost in the hills and wandered around for hours in danger of freezing, before he could find shelter. He finally found the house of a man named Woods and spent the remainder of the night there. ' ßOV'S AND GIRL'S TEAMS j ARE BEATEN BY POPLAR 1 j ( ! ( \ ■ The Wolf Point high school girls' and boys' basket-ball teams played at Poplar last Saturday night, number of rooters went along. The girls' game was slow. Neither side could get started. The Wolf Point girls had the ball in Poplar's territo ry most of the time but could not Shot after shot went wild. A score. The lack of suction soles bothered and resulted in the girls slipping to the floor whenever they did shoot. The Poplar girls played a clean game I and made two pretty loop shots. The final score was 9 to 4 in favor of our opponents. The boys' game was an eye-opener. The Poplar boys started in with a rush and played our fellows off their ifeet for a few seconds. The Wolf] 1 Point boys soon settled to work and j began to do a little scoring. Mar ilyn Young began to find himself and ; I . . , .. [consistently outjumped his taller op .. „ . . . , , v jponents. The Wolf Point signals be gan 'to work and our score looked ( I better. The half ended in Poplar's ' favor. In the second half Wolf Point I carried Poplar off her feet. Five I baskets were caged to three by Pop lar. We had a chance to tie the score Several fouls were called on Wolf point J p oplar caged one two more and the game was over. | The Wolf Point players were a sur ; pr i se to the Poplar team and fans, I p ^ hag been together | for four and ig one of the best | jn thig country . We expect to give them & faster game when they CQme up b ere The final score was 31 | 17 _ After the game the teams were invited fco dance clean sportsman j ghip wag shown fa both games . 0n priday njght of thig week Qur boys j ISSUE STATE CHALLENGE TO BASKET BALLGAME meet the fast Glasgow team on the local floor. The girls' season has closed as Medicine Lake cannot come this week. Frank H. Livingston The Wolves, the city basketball team, have issued a challenge thru the Great Falls Tribune and Mon tana Record-Herald to any team in the state. The boys are anxious to I date up some good games and stand ready to take on any team that is willing to meet them. So far they have had no replies. The Record-Herald in publishing the challenge says: "Manager Berlin of the Wolf Point Wolves has issued a challenge to any basketball team in the state for games. He does'nt qualify his statement in any way and is willing to arrange contests if a letter is written to him. His address is Dick Berlin, Wolf Point. "Wolf Point is admitted to be one of the livest sport towns in the state, supporting a fast baseball team while the big cities of the state could not even make expenses with a mateur teams. One big factor in tti* s success of the Wolf Point sport has been the hearty support accord ed it by the commercial club, one of the snappiest organizations in the state." Don't fail to patronize the fire men's ball. ELEVATOR MEETING INTERESTS MANY CO-OPERATIVE MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS OF 5 COUNTIES ORGANIZE HERE VINSON HEADS BODY Association Aims at Co-Operative Buying and Selling—Resolutions Score Unjust Taxation Managers and directors of farm ers elevators of Sheridan, Roosevelt, Richland, Valley, Phillips and adja cent counties, met at the Sherman hotel on January 22nd, for the pur pose of discussing the plan of or ganizing the Northeastern Montana Co-Operative Elevator Association. The purpose of the organization is to centralize and unify the elevator activities. Mr. Walrath, the presi dent of the Montana Grain Growers' Association, was present and discuss ed the merits of the farmers' co-op erative elevator buying and selling agencies, for the elevator associa tion. W. L. Beers, state marketing specialist, emphasized the impor tance of organization and hearty co operation of elevators joining in co operation and working out buying and selling problems and also to dis cuss the organized plan. Elevator men and county agents present all emphasized the importance of the elevators working co-operatively in their buying and selling operations. Officer* Elected A motion was passed to organize the Northeastern Montana Co-Oper ative Elevator Association, and the following officers were elected. Glenn E. Vinson, Wolf Point, pres ident. C. P. Martin, Saco, vice president. (Continued on last page) ELEVATOR MEN DINE WITH LOCAL CITIZENS It was a congenial and jovial, not to say peppery party of elevator men and ] ° cal Cltlzens who sat down to tbe businessmen's dinner at the german cafe last Thursday evening, ^ bout a ( ^ ore of Legates to the Farmers Elevator convention and as many more business men of the town were '"eluded. was arran g e( j by Secretary Foor and County Agent Chase who did it with their well known efficiency. The courses of the extra good din ner were enjoyed, but no more than the communion of ideas and good will that followed. With a toastmas . The dinner ter of the ability of Hugh N. Marron in charge, the after-dinner program was bound to win with vim. And it did. Mr. Marron was very happy in his manner of introducing the several speakers. Mayor Stennes was called on and made a brief but graceful speech of welcome to the visitors. Good Speeches Mr. Walworth, president of the Montana Grain Growers' organiza tion, responded with an excellent speech appropriate to the business of the day. H. L. Beers, marketing specialist from the Montana State College, was in a happy frame of mind and made a speech that abounded in wisdom, eloquently expressed. He congratu lated the community on the evident and splendid spirit of co-operation. He said that the paramount note of the 20th century was "Together. "We are passing out of the shadow of commercialism," the speaker said, "into the sunshine of co-operation. In short, Mr. Beers made one of the very best addresses ever heard in the city. r* Others who responded the call of the toastmaster were: Mr. Chase, county agent of Roosevelt; Mr. Mag nus, of Malta ; Mr. Stebbins, county agent of Valley; Sid Blair, of Cul bertson; A. D. Anderson, of Rich land county; Mr. Willis, of Home stead; Mr. Heisler, of Fargo; and Mr. Vinson, of Wolf Point. Many good stories were mixed in, animal stories seemed to be favor ites—about Wolves and such—and they were all greeted with the fa miliar local wolf howl of triumph. After the dinner, the visitors were taken to the evening performance at the Liberty theatre as guests of the Commercial Club.