Baker Sentinel (Baker, Mont.) 1909-1925, July 30, 1925, Image 1

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V ' / ' ■ '-■ '\ ‘ .r ' F ' ' ‘ pf.-v:' fip, m m |&r:’ (& Bir- Ifir- IK- it* lilf H- w If-. Ir; H m m ; OIL STRIKE MONDAY IN SOUTH NEAR EDGEMONT It will be interesting news to many people of Baker to r ead the following very best we have in the county. If clipped from the Montana Oil Jour- . i’ou bave any kind of grain or grass nal .Baker capital promoted an oil’ which you believe worth while, why drilling expedition at Edgemont sev-, not gather a bundle and bring to the eral years ago. The project was a ‘ County Agent’s office? It will be •fizzle and several of our Baker citi- J prepared free of charge and placed zens lost a considerable amount ° f ' other samples and sent as a Fal- money. It also will be interesting tio j 'on County Exhibit t° the Billings know that there was oil there all the I Fa'r- If you have some good grain, go into your field and cut samples close to the ground, getting long stems, and bring the best heads to the County iAgent's office and we will have it prepared into sheafs. It is hard for us tc get over the county to find the best samples, but with everyone’s co­ operation, it should be an easy mat­ ter to get a fine exhibit. May we jtime, and we can look back to see how near prosperity we were—if. Pierre, S. D.—Oil was discovered Monday afternoon in the Minnelusa sandstone in township 98 south, range 3 east, four mile snortheast of Edge­ mont, South Dakota, in the south­ west corner of the state. The oil rose to a height of 1,000 feet in the casing, and after three hours of pumping, remained at the same height. , The oil js of high grade quality. The Rapid City Journal issued an extra edition at 11 Monday night announcing the discovery. Great ex­ citement prevails at Edgemont as a result of the strike. This is the ltrsi commercial oil well discovered in VSouth Dakota. Reports of an oil strike at Edge­ mont follow closely the report of a have your help? Signed, C. J. RUSSELL, KD. P. O’BRIEN. CLYDE BURRELL. ROUNDUP AT WILDWOOD Roy McClain, son of Art McClain of Willard, had a nose and throat op­ eration at the Baker hospital Wed­ nesday. R. A. McClaskcy of Ekalaka had a nose and throat operation Wednes­ day. Mrs. Della Griffith was at the Coon hospital under observation. She left Tuesday for her home at Bowman. Mrs. G. W. Dutrow of Marmarth, was hospitalized Wednesday at the Baker Hospital. Ed. Maiker of Ekalaka who has been at the Baker hospital for some time, will leave Saturday. Plans have been made for a real Wild West Roundup at Wildwood Park on August 14th and 15th. There will be $600.00 in prizes offers!, few days ago of the finding of a flow J Horse racing, bulldogg ng, saddle of about 1,000,000 cubic feet of gas in bucking, fancy roping, and a ball the Edgemont well, coming from the! game every day, followed by a dance, top of the sand. Casing was run andj A big time in store for everyone, drilling continued at a depth of 2,100 4— ;;:uiiiiii,iiiiii!i BESSIE STRAIT DIES AT BAKER HOSPITAL MONDAY feet. The company behind the project is an association of Lincoln, Neb., men, headed by Attorney Roland F. Ire­ land MONTANA WHEAT HARVEST DUE TO START AUG. 5 Montana’s rural population is due for a big increase next week, accord- Drilling began about a year ago1 mg to field reports of the Sears-Roc- and was suspended, during the cold buck Agricultural Foundation. The weather last winter. When drilling incoming automobiles and interstate was resumed the bit was working in railroad trains bear evidence of the the hard cap rock just above the influx.’ On the highways, in the Minnelusa sand. The cap was blue field? and in the farm homes of the limestone and it required several, state there is a quickening that be- hpurs to go through it. A puff of gas followed and the drilling water was blown out of the hole. The gas flow is estimated at 1,000,000 cubic feet per day. Casing was run and drilling t resumed last Sunday. Hollingworth Brothers, contractors, are in charge of the well. The oil test* 42 per cent gasoline and is of asphalt base. The hole stands four inches into the Minnelufsa sand. A large quantity of gas is flowing from the well. Mr. Ireland was part­ ly overcome by gas. Drilling contin­ ue^ in the expectations of getting a gusher whenever it is drilled into the sand. The Benton shale outcrops at Edge­ mont, a definite fold marking the speaks the coming of a great event— the wheat harvest. Working their way through Texas, Oklahoma, Neb-1 raska, the Dakotas, and Kansas, the army of seasonal laborers are due to reach sections of Montana v\i'h’n a I few days. Wheat cutting is e\pc. t •<! to start in the eastern and southern, parts of the state around August 5. j and will probably rca< h the north* rn and western portions around August j ID. Their work in this section over, i this stream of workers will continue i ifs trend northwards through Wash­ ington, Oregon and Idaho By the! last of August it is probable that there will still be fields to be harvest­ ed along the Canadian border While the wheat crop m Montana t l>e>sie Strait, 15 year old daughter <u Mr and Mrs. Janies D. Strait of I k \ iia, passed away at the Baker Hospital Monday, July 27, after a -■ ort illness. lhssic btrait was born May 9, 1910 in Oklahoma and came to Montana with her parents in 1918. They took i l> a honustead north of Plevna and l.\cd there ever since. Mie leaves to mourn her loss, be- •> d o her parents, three brothers and tuo sisters. Interment was made at l’.ikir and Rev. Seebart preacheu !. c services. MARKETS \\ mti r Wheat $1.31; Spring Wheat H 57, Durham Wheat $1.15; Rye 72c* J i.i\ id 15, Barley 52c; Oats 27c. WILL FERTILIZER BE HIGHER? I is <itit\ok is much better than for '. inc tune.- J be industry has become l i t t e r adju-ted to conditions through ii. proud business methods, for one in.iig I hen too, the farmer this fall is going to have a buying power that I'.i' beiii absent for quite awhile. If p ant is efficiently run, the price of LOCAL NEWS The Country Club was well attend ed Sunday. Fifteen golfers played and enjoyed a wonderful game. Mr. and Mrs. J. Lauback of Great Falls, Montana, visited Monday at the Kelling home. C. M. Drew and F. M. Quacken- bush of Minneapolis spent several days in Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Gapin expect to leave Saturday for a vacation trip through the Black Hills. They will *ietujrn by the Shcridan-Billings route. Mt. and Mrs. A. O. Hewitt of Ter­ ry, stopped enroutc to the Black Hills for a visit at the Harley Gapin home Tuesday. Mrs. Vida Gaines will leave for her home at Camp Crook Wednesday ofter spending several days at the Baker hospital. Francis Finn of Illinois will be dis­ missed from the Baker hospital Wed­ nesday. Mr. and Mrs. M'el. Armstrong, Jean and Melva, and Mr. and Mrs,. Feuis. of Chatilk /Buttes, spent sever- •al^Sa^s in Baker ‘ Visiting wilfi”YelaT Your eyes are your most valuable asset, take care of them. Consult H. S. Proctor jeweler and optometrest, Baker, Montana. The Gas Products Co. brought in the latest gas well in the Baker Field and will not go to the second sands as they had figured. When, oh when, will someone puncture those second sands? The production just brought in at Edgemont, South Dakota, just across the line not far from the southeast corner of Carter county, ,is an eye opener, for the reason that there was a strong flow of gas. It is reasonable to suppose that now tney have found production in the Black Hills uplift, that this proves a con­ tinuation of the Canadian fields. This means that development will be in progress all up and down eastern Montana and western North and South Dakota, some time in the near future. ’The well at Edgmont was about 2200 feet deep and they got a high grade of oil, nearly 45 per cent gasoline. The well is being drilled with the expectation of getting a gusher. ( With the tremedous gas pressure at Baker, there is no question that ’when the test is mhde to go the dis­ tance and reach oil bearing sands, oil will be found in great quantities. We understand that the Absaroka Oil Development Company will lease their lands to a responsible drilling company. If this is true, there is no question about getting several drill­ ing companies to come here to dcvel- lopc. -l v* vVw . • v m >i!P m CAN THE PRODUCTION OF LIMESTONE EXPAND? It would seem so, and for a go.od many years to come. Linic is a ne­ cessity before legumes can be suc­ cessfully grown in any^ state that has an acid soil. Last year, Illinois alone used about 500,000 tons of limestohe. lives. German Zook returned Saturday from several months’ visit at Seattle. L. K. Hills is spending several days in Miles City on business. Little Billy Olson, son of June Ol­ son of Ekalaka, had his tonsils re­ moved at the Baker Hospital Mon- day. , iJ.-aidM Francis Hoffman of Plevna was hospitalized Monday at the Baker Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J. Olson of Ekalaka, visited in Baker over the week end. connection of this structure with the is forecasted to be about t< rtilizer is going to be such as to a -nnnn,. \ a r r a n t a f a i r profit. About 500 4,DUU»UUU , . . . . , u ♦ r i ins arc in the business at present uplift of the Laramie mountams and bushels under that of last year, it is ,,, tll(. ^ there was an amJual the Black Hills and the anticline at: not likely to have much effect on th c ^ , ^ uf allol)t 8 cent in the busi_ • Old Woman’s Creek. The geology is.annual flow of harvest hands into the state, according to the Foundation. Transient's destined for the wheat by Freeman Ward, state geologist. Attorney Ireland is the only in­ vestor in the project, having $42,000 invested. DRILLING RESUMED MON TEST AT LEM- tu s*> A, C. Long, Aaron Thompson, F. C. ^Deitz, and Mrs. Maude Wileman were Baker business callers Monday, They purchased some property at ttic Sheriff's sale. 1 fccivcly in that single state, while the , deniahd- for limestone is steadily in­ creasing almost everywhere. T ,! shopping in Baker, Monday. Jay and Howard Stark of Ollie were Baker business callers Monday. Miss Lottie Bisby has returned to Baker and lias accepted a position at the Kozy Cafe. Mrs. Fred Acklcs is assisting at the jewelry store during Mr. Proc­ tor’s absence. Marion Sutton spent a weeks vaca­ tion with David Roberts and June Poole. Mr. and Mrs. Al. Ilansen returned Wednesday from the several weeks visit in the East. hers and families were present,-mak­ ing a crowd of fifty people. Mrs. E. Bowen of Miilcs City is here visiting her sister Mrs. Max Winner. Dr. I. W. Vinsel and family re­ turned Thursday from their vacation t r i p through the Yellowstone Park. NORTH-MARTIN The Carlyle Priscilla Club motored to Widivood Sunday where they en­ joyed a big picnic dinner under the shade of the trees. The club mcm- •'Victor North and Dale Martin were married Saturday evening in Marmarth, at the Methodist parson­ age by Rev. Cawthorn. They expect to make their home in Baker. Lemmon, S. D.—Drilling opera­ tions at the Davis oil well northeast of Lemmon were resumed this week after a three weeks’ delay due to lack of equipment for deepdr drilling. G. P. Ginther, driller in charge, states they are at a depth of 2752 feet and with the supplies now at hand there should be no further drawbanks to the drilling operations. Theo. Cur­ tis of Chicago, who is interested with ^cca{ peopI&Win this wqll, arrived in Lepimon and will remain to look af­ ter his interests. KEPT OIL FIND A SECRET A Calgary re(port says that the Canadian Natural Gas company struck oil in their No. 5 gas well near Foremost, 150 miles southeast of Cal­ gary one year ago and kept it secret until now. Meanwhile they have leased up everything in the district. Th oil was encoqfoterejd at 2,002 feet and rose 100 feet. It was cased eff. Location i§ 50 miles north of the Canadian' boundary. fields, however, are urged to keep m touch with the government’s head­ quarters in Boniville, Lewiston, Great Falls, Billings and Miles C i t y j m this state, so that as little time as possible may be lost all around. mnnnataa DO ALL DISTRICTS NEED RAIN TEST UPPER AIR TO GET LONG DISTANCE WEATHER REPORTS H A y E YOU AN EXHIBIT ? ' <&£•■. ** ’’ • ' , : The Baker^ CbmmerciaL . Club has appointed k>:comriuttee -to gather ex­ hibits^ to send to|the_jMidland .Empire Fair jj.t, B illing£‘;,wluch^iynll be . held W e are-anxious -to show at-: this‘fair the In most central and northern states showery conditions have pre-1 vailed during the past week, together, with a warmth that has been favor-1 able to all crops. The Canadian prai- ■ ries are having a terrific heat w a v e ' at this writing, but the Manitoba wheat has not been hurt. Dry, hot weather has also been unfavorable l for small grains in parts of our own northwest. The western cotton belt, still needs rain badly. Citrus fruit, J grapes a»id sugar cane are developing | welL Livestock is, as a whole, in gc o d . condition, but pastures in Oregon and Southern California need rain badlw J Haying has been partially held up, by rain along the Great Lakes. Har-| vesting of a generally good quality of winter wheat is about over. There is considerably black stem rust *n South Dakota. Oat harvest is active as far north as northern Iowa and Nebraska. Smut has damaged the' crop somewhat in Minnesota, while i the lack of rain has deteriorated some of it in parts of Iowa. LAKEVIEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH! SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Cecil Bondell of Carlyle was a Baker business caller Monday. The Hog market today is steady fo strong and the feeling is that prAne hogs will be 13c Saturday. Lt. T. L. Hunt, left, and Commander W l H . Lee, U. S. Navy; taking off in specially t equipped plane io make weather ^observations. ‘ I at great distance*'above'the earth’* surface have 'alway* • given an, ele­ ment ot, uncertainty, to •weather;fdre- jf, caata- and hsivf' cohaUtutedione of- tha' fdctonT, making' long-range /fore-1 • caatlng'^lmbat . Impd^ble^ ’ ' v y . V With'accurmta Information'.regards \ -A' Ing theae condition* v nWravhllabieJy‘l( the '^Waattier'Bureatf '1*'1eip«cte&^k?.;Tn eatabllahnewrecorda ‘ top; accuracy and f^nlghtedneaa,; which valueV to ' : everyonV ■' InterestedIff •> weather 'condition*. _ __ _ . *....■1 Navy a .ators are collaborating with the U S. W eather Bureau to get greater accuracy and longer distance in weather forecasting. They are making daily flights to gather 'upper air” data not other­ wise obtainable. Early each morning a plane takes olT from the Naval . A ir Station here, piloted by a Navy flyer and carry­ ing either a W eather Bureau expert or a Naval aerographer guepenOed from 'lhe plane's upper wing by rubber cords, to eliminate vibration, la instrument known aa/an -*aerograph.” recording baro­ metric pressure, temperature and humidity.' • Every}80d feet the plane la “Lev­ eled off,\ and the aerograph readings areVmken:. ,Thla until an altitude of 16,006. feet^la reached, when the plane dea£ends>',ahd further readings are takenJOn,the way down. Weather'/ experts declare that the pressure., temperature and humidity . . f*' \ Rgular Church School: 10 a. m. Morning Worship Plevna: 11 a. m. Evening Services at Baker, 8 a. m. Summer Church School If there are any parents, teachers or pupils who think that there is no church school this sufnmer, we want to correct that mistake. Regular sessions are being held every Sunday and there is a class for everyone excepting adults. Teachers and offi­ cers are anxious that all pupils who arc in town should be present each Sunday. Parents, if your children have been absent lately see that they arc on hand next Sunday. It is not fair to teacher, school or church to permit them to remain away. W. C. T. U. Worker Hefre Next Sunday morning at 11:00 Mrs. Dawes, State W. C. T. U. work­ er will address a joint meeting, of the Methodist and Congregational Aid members at tbe Methodist Church at 11:00. Her subject wilLbe Womans Part in Law Enforcement. ' The meeting is open to any woman { in towri- . Wedding • Mr. W, St Mfirse and Miss Gena>'|;:^N^ Ellison, both ‘of ’' Marmartli,' marrjed: a t ' the- iCongregationaU Par-. .sonage on the’.22nd\.of2this.month i r g M VNekt£^Sunday%;.evening at 8 00*»n |Jg the' ^Qongreg^tig^ilvG^fc^^ie jt pas^v toV^iH'ifa^v^-a^'nafiireivse^oitooa-''5^ ^ RAINBOWS?' MembersV:and?attendi dnts-vof/all.v./Other^ churches ^wilFbef heartily&wwelcome atlithisv-isernce^ Pastor ’ Arthup .W. 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Baker Sentinel (Baker, Mont.), 30 July 1925, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.