Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, November 16, 1911, Image 1

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, • .14'7.'4 , 4 4 • •. • VOL. I. s Vilil 11, /1 • GEYSER, MONT., NOVEMBER 16, 1911 • • •••• NO. 35 A Pioneer in wealth of the farms displayed, you fri not think or know that the agricultaaral • greatness of this North Star state is built Institute Work upon the foundation of the farmers' in- stitute. - Twenty-fit e years ago this remark -- 0. C. Gregg Has Spent a Quarter able organization came into being. At Century in Teaching Farmers that time the t niversity of Minnesota Better Methods was in its infancy and the agricultural experiment station consisted of a few of Montana. Concerning Mr. Gregg and his work. the Pioneer Press of St. Paul Says: - If a man might stand on a tower- ing summit and look down upon the state of Minnesota, golden with rich harvests, and say. 'All this wonder I Made: what an apex of power that would be! No one man can look up- on the wealth this state and say that. . - But one man in Minnesota comes nearer to having that right than any other. And he isnt a man whose name is on every person's lips. he isn't a pol- itician. or a statesman, or a scholar. He is a plain, practical farmer, who lives today on a homestead in Nlinne- sota. His name is 0. C. Gregg. He is just reaching the three -score -and -ten mark, yet stands as straight as a pine sapling, a sturdy pioneer with a whole life of earnest, consecrated, helpful hu- man service behind him to leave a song in his heart and a hope in his soul. Cheered By Farmers at Fair . - East week at the fair grounds a body of farmers met in a tent, attend- ing the farmers' institute work. These men from the farms of NI innesota arose in that tent with heads uncovered and gave three cheers for 0. C. Gregg The Father of the Farmers' Institute.' (;regg made the farmers' inst- itute ot Nlinnesota. Ami when you go around the fair and see, the wonders of the state exhibited, the tremendous 0 • barns and a house for the superintend - Those who attended the institute at ! ent. Agricultural education had not Spion Kop Monday had the privilege I gone very far then. In those days the of hearing lectures by 0. C. Gregg, Farmers' Alliance was a mighty power ' I a pioneer in better farming meth- in Minnesota. controlling about one - 0(15 in Nlinnesoia, and recognized half of the state vote. The alliance be- ' generally as the - Father of the Farm- gan to raise the cry fur agricultural ed-; ers' Institute. - Mr. Gregg. Prof. T. miation and cruised the university for : A. HoverStad-of North I Lkota. and NI. neglecting it. The alliance demanded : I„ \Vilson of the Montana experiment that the university be divided at once station, are the speakers for this section and an agricultural school under sepa- rate auspices be established. The too- , tive back of this demand was good. but many of the best men in Minnesota he - I eyed it to be erroneous in method. Flow Gregg Solved the Problem lint so strong was the alliance and • • • • • • • • • so vigorous its demand that Governor John S. Pillsbury, then a regent of the ; university, was anxious. At that time r a young man named Johnson, a brother of E. 13. Johnson of the university, was I private secretary to President Northrup. This young man talked to President Northrup about the difficulty and told him that he knew the very man whose advice should be sought. - Get 0. C. Gregg of I.ynd. He'll solve it for you.'' Mr. Gregg had an interview with Governor Pillsbury. He was in sym- pathy with the Alliance demands,. but thought it unwise to propose a division of the nniversity and believed the unity' I of that institution should be preserved. Governor Pillsbury finally arranged that NI r. (;regg should obtain competent as- sistants and go om in the state and hold farmer' institutes. Pillsbury guar- anteed to pAy all salaries anti expenses. - He began to hold meetings around the state, inviting the farmers to heat . practical farmers discuss practical farm problems. The first years were years of arduous sets Ice and meager results. The farmers were skeptical. .lhey fear- ed it was a political game. The Alli - - **** ••••••••••••••-•-•••• • • •••••••••••- .1..1. 1 lill $100,0 Silver Cup Won by James Todd, a Geyser Farmer We present herewith a picture of the cup won by NI r. Todd of Geyser for ihe best 100 pounds of wheat raised in the l'nited States this year and exhibited at the New York land show last week. We were unable to get the halftone cm of the cup here in time for last week's regular issue, on account of the delay in Thursday's mail, but it was printed in eleven hundred extra copies which will be mailed to people in all parts of the country, as ail advestliettiattit of this section of Montana. The cup is five feet high and is undoubtedly an exquisite work of art which any community may well be proud of. NIL Todd has been requested by the Great Northern Railway company to allow the cup to be exhibited in Chicago and St. Paul at the land shows in I)ecem- ber before being sent to Geyser. to which Mr. Todd has consented. • • Farmers' Institute • • 'I lit' blotters' institine at Spion K op • Mondav afternoon was not well attend- . • ed, very few farmers coming in for that • • purpose, tine in a measure to the severe weathei. O. C. Gregg of Minnesota and NI. L. Wilson of tht Montana • experiment farm at Bozeman, were ; the speakers present. NIL Gregg. who • has spent more than a score of years in • • the farmers' institute work in Minne- • • sota, is a very entertaining speaker. ! 1 .11though nearing seventy years of age. • , he is still hale and hearty, and his car- : ' riage would do credit to a man twenty- anywhere in the United States but it • years voumier. His specialty' is fine also has the distinction of breaking all • • records for weigiu per bushel in the •Idatry stork and he is making an effort 4 , 1 • exhibit of Captain Jenson of Great • to have his advanced ideas along that • . . • Iline incorporated in the work of the Falls whose wheat weighed 68 pounds Montana. Idaho and Utah agricultural to the bushel and was raised adjoining si !lcolleges. the townsite of Geyser ! Captain Jensen exhibited his wheat • In regard to this particular section • I ; along with others who sent their ex- : Montana. Mr. Gregg expressed the ; • opinion that it is one of the most hilts through the Great Falls Cham- • promising parts of the state. her of Commerce. and its excellent • i finality and weight received consider- * • I Ore Worth $100 a Ton able comment in the county papers at • • The Barker mine. %%hit+ is being the time. Captain Jensen's ¶s beam )1 as • : operated by the Gunn -Thompson Co., hart ested early and threshed before it • under the direction of Henry Tettt_ had a chance to he damaged from • Istanding too long in the shock, winch • meter as superintendent. has recently • struck some very fine ore. according to without a \\bi \-\s restwrnsible in a • • great measure for Os tine quality. The • • • Geyser Again To the Front! Captain Jensen's Wheat Breaks the World's Record for Weight per Bushel reports which have reached this city, news came to its through Monday's says the Great Falls Tribune. The 'nine is producing ore steadil • Great Falls Leader which says: - Cascade Wheat Breaks Vorld's that is showing a valuem of ore thart • N Wheat Record. New Figure Estab- • $100 a ton, according to persons that + • ' o have been to Barker within the last Ii shed fu Number of Pounds to the few day's. Bushel by Captain Jensen's Exhibit. - Wheat in Cascade county has • The ore which this mine produces , contains copper, zinc, lead and gold, broken a world's record for weight. and Secretary Holmes was notified yester- w • and because of the high grade of cop- - 7 - day that -heat exhibited at the- Amer- ; per which it has .ten e producing. the has been pins -lug of unusual ican Land ,k brig:loon espositoon ;it • It is also said that the z i nc NI adison Square garden. grown by ore front the mine Is of a high quality. Capt. Jensen in this county. weighed 68 pounds to the bushel, two pounds , : Congregational Church Notice Sunday Nov 19th: Not only has Geyser wheat captured the prize for the largest number of bushels raised • upon an acre of ground to the bushel better than any ever put on exhibition before. -•-••••• Gey ser—Sunda) school. 11 a. in.: . evening services, 7:30 p. m. - NIL Jensen's exhibit 'was not al - NI ermo—Sunday school. 10:30 a. m.; lowed to enter the competition for the church service. 11:30 a. in. er cup on account of li.1411- - . B. SIR ES, Minister, th l e ill re $ d \ ta 0 p l e si a l tli v davit required by the Hill. I kw are all ' directors of the land show. They re - PHI I.—Hello. B the folks at home these cold days? .once thinking N It. (;regg's posed it vigously. \Through all kinds of weather Mr. given a free hand Gregg and his faithful helpers traveled self with the hest the state over, and talked as farmers to His lecture corps farmers. Gradually the institute came ablest in the country. into close relations with the farmer. (Continued on wrong, 01) - and finally confidently it was fully accepted and trusted. Mr. Gregg was and surrounded hini- men possible to fire'. became known as the page 2) required an affidavit with every exhibit 1311.1.—Oh. they're all right and of wheat tat it came from an officially comfy, and 4 ' y.l( ( i ) i„irw zero iisti , e z Hr ( s nix.idit lttiy ilt our surveyed acre. This was done to house (Continued on page 4) PURDY TRADING COMPANY GEYSER, MONTANA We have a full and complete line of Winter Goods of the very best quality money can buy, and we would like to draw your attention to a few of the following items Men's all -wool shirts in all the pop- ular colors, selling at 1.50, 2.00, 2.50 and 2.75. Ladies' all -wool shirt waists, colors blue and grey, nice warm garments for Nvi wet - wear, price 2.50. 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Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 16 Nov. 1911, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.