The Fallonite (Baker, Mont.) 1915-1916, March 02, 1916, Image 1

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l i >-v M': ' ■ & .’ ------ 1 - 4 - V O L U M E O N E Ä & « . fefiì B A k E R , M O N T A N A , T H Ù R S D A ^ . . _ r.._ T H É i S E C O N D , N I N E T E E N H U N D R E D A N D S I X T E E N SOCIAL LINES Last Thursday evening the ladies of the literary society presented the biggest^program that has been given. T h e meeting had been well advertised and the' house was well filled. T h e program began at 8:15 with the sing­ ing of \Am e rica” by the Audience, followed by a review of current events by Mrs. A. C. Long. N e x t came the first debate that the literary society has ever presented. Resolved, That the U. S. -should materially increase her army and navy. T h e affirmative was supported by Mrs. C. F. M c A r - dell and Mrs.. John Mack, the nega­ tive by Miss Marie Falk and Mrs. F. J. Ward. Each speaker was allowed twelve minutes, and .five minutes was given the leaders for rebuttal. Both sides were well prepared and the ques­ tion was pretty well threshed over. T h e judges, J. W . Zook, Rev. N e w ­ som, and Mrs. M ary Yeager gave the decision to the negative. Mrs. E. Davidson entertained for the next ten minutes with two songs, accompanying herself on the harp, after whjch Mrs. Harper read a paper on \ W i t and Humor.” Ebba and L ili­ a n Chaffee played a pretty mandolin followed by a reading“ St. Peter - i . ' t k * . l .. ______ I ____ u r* L - at ithe Gate’'* by Grandma Higbe which was much enjoyed. Mrs. Mary Yeager read “ T h e Model Church,” and Mrs, F. A . Zook gave a comic - xe^tati^n, Jx'Ha,nging^a C u r t a t e r - . whidli Bette Bolton read the Local News. Mrs. C. A. Busch and Mrs. Knudsen rendered a beautiful vocal duet, and responded with “ F low Gen­ tly Sweet Afton,” as an encore. Mrs. N . A. Eggleston concluded the pro­ gram with a piano solo, and altho the hour was late she was compelled to respond with an encore. REALESTATE MEN PREDICT A BIG BUILDING-BOOM Real estate men predict great activ­ ity this spring in land movement. T h e indications now, according to J. Y . ‘Creel seem to point to a transfer of title in a large quantity of Baker dirt. H e is planning to build a residence for himself and family in the Morris addition and will doubtless build this year on his down town property tho’ he did not admit this latter at the time of this interview. L. C. Burns, who is very active in placing city and country property on the market is optimistic over the spring business indications $s observed by inqunes reaching him. Many who are unable to let go at this time are asking reservations of choice lots and will later come on to see the property themselves. Workmen will be needed to build these dwellings, all those now here will be busy and when the pay rolls starts there will be at least one and possibly two more groceries start to supply the shopping places for the housewives. Great Falls will be host to the farm­ ers *of Montana on March 6. 7 and 8. Carpenters’ Hall will house the convention. It is a State Farmers’ meeting to which every farmer :n the State is invited and to which every farm organization is requested to send representatives. All Farm Organiza­ tions are merged into one for ^ three days’ discussion of common problems. T h e first day is “ Organization Day” T h e strong feature of each farm or­ ganization will be presented by a rep­ resentative of the organization. Dele­ gates from the grange, union, alliance federation and equities will be pre­ sent. * T h e executive and legislative com­ mittees of the Montana Farmers’ Federation are Qfllled to meet at the same time. T f ie extension depart­ ment of the I^pntans Agricultural College has asked the County Agents to be present at {fill congress. T h e marketing, financial, credit, taxation and legislative problems of the farmers of Montana will be fully considered and every farmer given a chance to be heard. Colorado’s attempt on the part of certain State officials to defeat the purpose of the Montana Loan Law; the efforts of the Commissioner of Insurance to intimidate the W omen of Woodcraft, and the persistence of this illustrious body ip^'the face of open threats, will be fully'aired. Every farmer .should1 attend tfiis .great gathering, afftJUgc i the informa­ tion first hand, anti hear the-discussu<n of his own problems^—Ex. T h e Crowbar Ice Co. thus called because of divers and sundry reason which we have not been able to ascertain, will soon beready to furnish the wherewithall for lemonade cool­ ing this season. Th e big new ice­ house is full and waiting for the warm weather, to disgorge its crystal com­ forts. AIDS SERVIA : 's< Photo by American Press Association! Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the English suffragette, now in America with C. Mljatovltch (on left), former secretary of state of Servia. to raise funds for that country’s relief. M. Petrorttcb oil-right He predicts that at least four new stores will be added to Baker’s busi­ ness circles this year. W ith both land men and contract­ ors busy there will be an area of pros­ perity for the community that will enable all of us to face our monthly statement from the bank with equan­ imity if not satisfaction. T h e Westmore Home Land com­ pany has been organized at Westmore with F. J. Pavelka as manager, and starts its campaign to place the fertile lands of that community on the market with a most unusual and elaborate publicity scheme. Every citizen of the village is interested to some extent in seeing the^venture succeed and all are boosting whole heartedly for it. Mr. Pavelka the head o f the con­ cern and we shrewdly suspect the mainspring of its energies, will devote his entire time to the exploiting of the broad acres of his friends and neigh­ bors. j A booklet embracing the most en­ ticing features of the valuable soil thereabouts is one of the publicity schemes and it will set forth the value fof the lands in terms that are~wholIy true and can be substantiated by vis­ iting the farms described. County School Superintendent Leo- . nard left the fore part of the week for , Glendive, where a number of the j eastern Montana School Superinten- | dent will meet with the State Super­ intendent of schools. T h e Lakeside Ice company reports rhe ice house full to the plate and that this summer they will endeavor to even excell the service given their patrons last year. A meeting of Fallon county teachers opened Friday morning at nineo'clbck ■sharp with a full attendance of teach­ ers and visitors. Miss Leonard and Miss Bachtle presided at the meet­ ing. T h e first number was an exercise given by Miss Esther Bailey on Rote Singing and the pupils of Miss W a sh­ burn’s room sang America, after which followed a talk by the Rev. H . J. Bamford on the \History of Education in Relations to the Christian Church” Miss Hodgson’s modle class showed a marked progress made by a class of primary pupils in six months time. 1 T h e class fn geography by Miss Allee showed wide experience on the part of the teacher and care and pre­ paration by the pupils. A request has been made to have the paper prepared and published in full as an indication of live work along the line of study and in the hope that more teachers < o will introduce supplementary work. M r. Goble opened up the subject of \Vocational Education m the High Schools,” which was followed by an excellent paper by Mrs. L . Price on the same subject. Miss Legried told the convention of the school lunch feature that has been established at Plevna. These lunches are a boon to the pupils that live at a distance. Oscar Keener, brother of the popu­ lar Clerk of the District Court Ralph Keeper, was in town Monday to get j provisions for the coming season.' Oscar states that the cattle in his neighborhood have done well consider­ ing the severe cold spell. Miss Bachtle undertook to tell of the work the teachers and janitor have done in serving hot soups to the pu­ pils in the Baker school but was inter­ rupted by the gong that summoned the teachers and visitors to the base­ ment where a nice lunch had been prepared by the Baker teachers. T h e afternoorP session opened at 1:30 p.m. with a full attendance. Miss Leonard spoke on centraliza­ tion of schools, the merit of the county unit system and the district system. She is very.much in favor of revision of the present code of schools and spoke of unequal division of levies. Prof. Ward followed Miss Leonard and added that many teachers in the country are handicaped by crude me­ thods of organization. M r, Warner states that teachers with normal training are needed in some of our schools. T h e Rev. S. W . Pollard then fol­ lowed with a brief and instructive talk on the \Threefold Nature of Edu­ cation.” which he subdivides into three classes, Physical, mental and moral educations. Mrs. E. S. Booth read a paper on the \School as a Social Center,” urg­ ing parental co operation. \Language as Convergance of thought*’ by Miss Gladys Henton, was very interesting and clearly illus­ trated. Greater stress should be laid on teaching the English language in the grades, so that when the pupils reach high school they will not make serious errors in speech. L. A. Conser took up the subject of \Betterment of the High School,” outlining a system for the benefit of a farming community. Mr. Conser is of the opinion that vocational training in the high school is not always prac­ tical. H e adds that the betterment of school is sometimes handicaped by politics. He urges the citizens to take more interest in the schools. T h e last number of the successful program was a Review” by the M a y ­ or of Baker, Horace Sparks. It was indeed a masterly review, giving the full history of our schools, their early struggle and many obstacles up to the present time. He spoke of the appre­ ciation of the school board to the teachers of Baker praising the very good schools m town as well as the rural schools Iver Hyland, who is carying for the stock on J. J. Long’s place six miles South of town, was in to see us this week and had the Fallomte sent to a friend in Three Forks. He also took one for himself. He expects Mr. Long to return about March 15th. f \ T FOR STATE JOBS W . B. Rhodes, formerly of Kali- spell, but who is now secretary of the Ra'lroad Commission of Montana has annonnced his name as a congresssional candidate to succeed Congressman Tom Stout. Mr. Rhodes was an active member of the lower house of the Montana legislature in 1913, and there is ever reason to believe that h.e will stir up butte a bit of interest in the coming campaign in the western part o f thestate where heis well known. Judge Roy E. Ayers of Lewistown has also expressed his intentions to ’’take passage” on Mr. Rhodes’ boat, so the last issue of the Fergus County Argus informs the public. Mr. Ayers is at present judge of the dis­ trict court of Fergus and Meagher counties and he sustains an enviable reputation as a \square man” when it comes to \handling facts.” T h e democratic party of Montana cannot boast of a truer friend than is Judge Ayer, and this fact will go a long way in helping to place his name before the public in future congressional years since State Senator Thomas S. Hogan of Yellowstone county is slated for Mr. Stout's position. H e will win at the coming primary, and he will win at-thg election next November. Mark the prediction.— Billings Times. WANT JIANTLE TO RUN T h e Butte M iner and other W e s t- Moritana interests Mem inclined to iuduce ex-Senator Lee^Marttle of the Copper Camp to \sling his shingle” into the senatorial race, in order that Johnny Edwards, chances to \dow n ” Senator Henry L . M yers may be less­ ened. But the senator says he is too sick to run, while there js nothing to fear from Johnny. He’ s just running to \keep up the party organization,” besides, Uncle Joe Dixon will look after Johnny all right, ajl right. Sen­ ator M yers is in no danger. H e ’ ll win out, hands down.— Billings Tim e s Jack Pratt, contractor, and builder, is expecting some budding boom for Baker if half of the buildings he now is planning to construct this sprang are built. Th e r e are a dozen dwellings and a half dozen business houses now .under consideration for construction when the weather settles. H e will begin work on the Baker Hotel company building where the Lloyd Hotel now stands -this week. T h e old frame budding will be moved to the rear of the lots and a handsome brick struc­ ture erected on the corner. „ «M r . Pratt, who by the way is one of the most successful men of this community having been both farmer and workingman and made both pay him a profit, w ill build a shop for his own use at the rear of the Midland’ s lumber yard if permission can be secur­ ed to erect a frame structure on the hillside by the board walk. % Other contractors have stated that work in sight wdi keep a large force of men busy all spring and way .info the summer, if even half of the con- struction work now being planned does materialize. Peter Beauchaine, a contractor from Fairview, Mont, is here looking over the field. H e may decide to locate .here if building operations planned for the spring develope as completely is indications now lead one to expect. N U M B E R T H I R T Y 'S I X 1' OIL GAME IS The discovery of oil m nat^erh Wyoming and southern Montana. south and W e s t of BakerJbtfftjAwvedr'’ to create a wide spread interest irit the oil industry in eastern Montana and ---- northern Wyoming. *•*’ « It is already furnishing employment - to many men and with the opening of spring and the enlargmentiof! exploration activities as Wei the development of‘ the BakexjTelds hundreds more will depend upon i f •<*» jy, a . for their livelihood. * An unusual interest is therefore • being manifested in tÜte story of the development of the oil industry. Th e facts and figures contained in this article were compiled for the Billings Gazette by men interested m the ex­ ploration in both Montana and W y ­ oming and who drilled oil wells in all sections of the country. In a little more than a half century since a sturdy pioneer, E. L. Drake, drilling for oil near the site o f the presenFttty of Titusville, Pa, brought in the first drilled oil well that gave an inkling of the vast wealth of petro­ leum. In the intervening years amazing strides and changes have taken p!ac< ih the industry. W ith com p ly - 1 ibri'di rthe fist well, «v<hy home’ the ^ world -over from the palace to the most humble cabin, became'’the red- . pient of a great gift, the value o f which no one has ever attempted to estimate. Drake found the means of supplying a good artificial light when the spread of common education had began to demand the development of such a commodity, and the intellectual en- lightment had gone hand in hand with the development of this marvel­ ous business. \ T h e oil business today is on a com­ mercial basis. It has passed entirely through the exciting time of early dis­ coveries, and has bjcome as staple and substantial as any of'the great indust­ ries of the country. It is expanding at a remarkably rapid date and is now entering upon its greatest period of prosperity and success, and although it has reached enormous proportions, the constant expansion in the develop­ ment of the resources of this country calls for more and more. Never in the world’s history has oil been used more extensively. Within the past few years W y o m ­ ing and Montana have been in the public eyes of the practical oil men throughout the United States. It is conceded by several of the best prac­ tical men in the United States, who have been over this country and made a thorough examination of the surface indications from Beaux Island to Medicine Hat, from Havre to the Big Horn country, and from Medicine Hat to Havre, and their opinions are almost all the same, that there is an oil and gas streak running across this state. They have pro\ed it in the northern part of Montana. Havre hav mg four wells completed, and good wells, Showing that they have five different strata up to a depth of 1,306 feet, and'when wells are drilled deeper in .that section of the country they will- discover four to five more from the present depth to 3,000 feet. There has been several wells drilled in .Montana at present, but none of them have developed anything to speak of, on account of their shallow depth, as no well now is considered to be a test well under the depth of 4,000 feet. One of the main wells in the California field was opened at a depth of 4,450 feet. >■)

The Fallonite (Baker, Mont.), 02 March 1916, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.