The Geraldine Review (Geraldine, Mont.) 1913-1963, December 27, 1917, Image 1

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VOL. 5, NOV 20 Oe A GOOD OLDBUILDING YEAR, THis This has been some _ building year in Geraldine! When a short crop season—the | first ever known here—hit this | up with some ““Pacific port’’ section bump on the nose, we didn’t fall for a ¢ount until the! We got busy. | | We decided it was a good time to, clouds rolled by. start some important improvements | whichhad been hanging fire for some | time. This begat .confidence all, around and a general building ac- | tivity set in. Asa result there has_ been mre building activity substantial kind than in any of the town’s four years’ history. Probably the two most ant projects were the new school and the new mill. The former represents about $25,000 and the latter $27,000. They are both real town builders and will draw of a year import- new residents and new trade from an area larger than that natrually belonging to us. , We made a splendid start making our town more attractive in when we put over $20,000 into Improvement District No. 1, gra- ding, curbing, boulevarding and cement-sidewalking about a dozen blocks in the residential section. The Geraldine Electric company put in a system to cover the town at a cost of $16,000. To properly take care of people who are Coming Heré in” growing numbers, the Geraldine Hotel company added an $8,000 annex and Mayor Yockey built a $12,000 hotel. They have all the modern improvements. A brick garage costing $20,000 It modern appointments is one of the new additions. has all the and would be a credit to a city say, like Great. Falls. in an exchange with 75 subscribers and now you can talk all over the | | country wherever the big system reaches, If aie want to connect get some censored riews, * up central. Two handsome churches and a and|that Prof. F. S. Cooley of the just call! Montana State college has just score or more of new residences ' have been built in various parts of | town, The total expended here this ‘summer will exceed $150,000 new improvements. ' nearer $200,000. ‘off’? year. And say, before we forget it. Not bad for an The Review put in a power press, folder and motors, and the ma- |chinery, both job. and paper, is We are bound to kéep up with the procession, if electrically driven. }it busts the boss. Of course, in the above sketch we have It could be extended to cover a page. Enough has been said; however, to convey the that something has been doing here of the year’s progress, merely hit the high places. impression this year. ‘Times may be a little close and there are grave things to attract our attention ‘over there,’’ but we can look the coming year in the face with renewed confi- dence—confidence that we will 4 continue to ‘‘do things’’ and ‘“‘get there,’’ as usual. The recent state land ‘sale has passed thousands of acres in this section and a goodly number of lots and tracts the School Addition. This means that there will be a to private ownership in next reason. So, taking it all jaround, Geraldine looks mighty good to everyone who strikes the he place and as for the native, The Rocky Mountain States put swears by it. in| drouth; and the money It is probably lated by congress a few weeks ago lot of town and country building BOZEMAN, Dec, 26.—A mil lien dollars advance from Uncle Sam to help the farmers of Mon- tana with seed for next season’s crop is the little Christmas present brought back for Miss Montana’s stocking this year. Prof. Cooley has just returned from a confer- ence of representatives of states last year’s that suffered most in appropri- was divided up. Prof. Cooley be- leives that with this generous .ad- vance from Uncle Sam, and with such credit as the farmers them- selves can secure and as the lo- cal banks are willing to advance, an absolute maximum acreage for the 1918 grain crop is assured. Under the arrangements made by the government, the money is ad- vanced for the purchase of seed grains, which are to be furnished to needy farmers throughout the state, to be paid for out of the crop, and every arrangement is be- ing made to keep the cost to the farmer as low as possible. One of Prof. Cooley’s chief er- rands to Washington at this time immediate ad- vance of the money, so that the seed now in the state might be purchased and held by the govern- ment, before it was sold and trans- was to secure the which places it would later have to be purchased and brought back. He was successful, and the money will be made available as soon as the machinery for handling the purchases can be ‘perfected. :Sev- eral plans have beeri considered, | and all possible speed will be em- ployed in preparing for this work. TWO WEEKS VACATION, Cottrary to a previous notice, the Christmas vacation will extend for two entire weeks, from the 24th day of December till the 7th ‘of January. in the hope that the new building would be in such a state of com- pletion, that the new year could commence in the new school build- 4 ing. f | “If nothing ~~ unforseen happens There has been some delay in sending the this hope will be realized. boiler, but from latest reports that should reach here before the last of | | December. | week to install the furnace and get it connected into all the rooms. | The carpenters are putting the fin- | ishing touches into the upper rooms and the plasterers are on their last | staging in the lower hallways. The next week will be spent in instal- ling the school room furniture into the class rooms. The debating teams of the high * school are spending part of their vacation working for their first public debate. subject for this Occasion is up arguments Their **Re- solved that the government should control the Railroads.’’ The lineup for the two sides is: Aff. Harvey _This change was made | It will take about one, the fall, has promised to come back | to Geraldine, to give the dedica- A TREAT AT DEDICATION Smith, Kenneth Hill and Walter Springer. Neg. Chas. Inman, on Friday evening, ities on that evening. lis who_was in Geraldine, early tion sermon for school building. during the last week at this time. of the school, and all those friends exercises. the Review, and all the ‘ ® Wilber Tanner and Wilber Bell. This debate will be put on in the assembly room in the new building | Janurary 11. Arrangements have been made to spend the rest-of the eyeing < at community singing. Alf those in- terested in either the debating or the community singing are. cor- dially invited to attend these activ- Dr. Marie Sanford of Minneapo- in the Geraldine This will occur in January, | but the exact date cannot be given Dr. Sanford will give a public lecture at the assembly hall on the evening of her arrival, and the next morning at 9:30 she will deliver her dedication sermon to the pupils who may be interested in these | the opening services at the new The exact date for these exercises | will appear in next week’s issue of the friends within a possible radius owe. it to themselves and their. children to take this last opportunity to hear | ‘Grand Old Lady of America.”’ | Talking Over Old Times. } | The editor this week enjoyed a visit with ‘‘Marsh.” Roberts, nected with the state highway com- mission, who was here on official As our acquaintance con- business. covers a period of 25 years, we found a lot to talk about. We did some genuine pioneering in the early days of what is now Lincoln county—‘‘the days of old, the days of gold,”—mostly of the flaky kind. Marsh’s home town is Troy, whictr and beginning to puton the frills of a young metropolis. One of the mining companies operating there spent a million dollars in develop- ment work and now has ahout 500 Troy is coming into its own and none will employes. rejoice more than the writer to see the oldtimers | frequenting Easy street. Mr. Rob- | erts’s position takes him pretty much all over the state, and he ‘says the more he sees ‘of Montana | the prouder he feels that he belongs to the grand old Treasure state. Opening Services. In spite of the severe’ weather | teat Sunday a large crowd attended lchutch. In the morning Supt. J. A. Martin preached and fourteen new members were added to the church. Rev. Philo W. Haynes preached an inspiring sermon on ported to “eastern markets, from/m@ission, Washington; D. Ce ~4 is coming to the tront with a rush{- -GERALDINE, CHOUTEAU COUNTY, MONTANA, ‘THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1917 - A MILO FoR MONTANA SEED WANTED, P.M, FR CLEAR TAKE The United States Civil Service commission hasannounced an ¢xam- ination to be held at Geraldine, Montana, on January 26, 1918, be- ginning at $A. M., asa result of which it is expected to make cer- tification to fill a contemplated vacancy in the position of fourth- class postmaster at Clear Lake, Montana, and other vacancies as they may occur at that office, unless it shall be decided in the interests of the service to fill the vacancy by reinstatement. ‘The compensation of the postmaster at this office was $217 for the-last fiscal year. Applicants must have reached their twenty-first birthday on the date of the examination, with the exception that’ in a State where women are declared by statute to be of full age for all purposes at eighteen years, women eighteen years of age on the date of the examination will be admitted. Applicants must reside within the territory supplied by the post- office for which the examination is announced. The examination is open to all citizens of the United States who ‘can comply with the requirements. Application blanks, Form 1753, and full information concerning the requirements of the éxamination can be secured from the postmaster at the place of vacancy or from the United States Civil Service com- Applications should be properly executed and filed with the Com- mission at Washington, D, C., at the earliest practicable date. A marriage license has been is- sued at Fort Benton to D.S.Roddy of Virgelle and Miss Eunice Root of Clear Lake. ag Installation. Tuesday evening Pilgrim Lodge No. 102, A. F. and A. M,, elected their officers for the ensuing year and last evening the ‘installation ceremonies were performed, Past Master O. A. Bergeson officiating. A fine luncheon was also a part of the evening's: program. The offi- cérs inducted were: Worshipful Master—D. C. Peet. Senior Warden—W. W. Carley, Junior Warden—M. M. Larsen. Treasurer—Thos. F. Arnett. Secretary—H. H. Sauers. Senior Deacon—wH. R. Elwell. Junior Deacon—C.O. Dunstall. ‘Senior Stewart—W. W. Webb. Junior Stewart—S. G. Watt. Marshal—J. F. Twit:hell. Chaplain—F. C. Ballard. Christmas Cantata. The Christmas cantata presented last Monday evening was attended by a large audience. The various scenes of the Nativity were pre- The shepherd scene was made especi- sented in pageant form. ally realistic by the presence of Mr. Carleson’s pet sheep. The White Gifts were a splen- did manifestor of the spirit of self- sacrifice and service which seems to be gripping the American people. The gifts of substance amounted T0 SPEND TD visor ofpublic highways, embracing Ylontana, was a visitor here this: week conterring:-with W.R. Leet, chairman of the board of county commissioners, on road work to be done in this county under the a eral road law. counties of Montana that have signed up with the federal govern- ment on a 50-50 basis—each furnish- ing half the. funds. ‘will expend $16,000 this coming John M. Roberts, district super- Chouteau is one of the fourteen This county year, $20,000 for the following three years and peer for the fifth year. Under the provisions of the fed- eral law the money. is to be expen- ded only upon goyernment mail roads, and as Geraldine has two of these roads running out from the town, it will come in for a good share of the benefits of the new law. Probably the most important mail road in the county is the Ger- aldine-Eagle Butte route, serying three post offices and a large list of individual patrons along the line. The length is 55 miles, roundtrip, with a tri-weekly service. It 1s not the policy of the state highway commission.to scatter the yearly allowances upon all the county’s mail roads; but take up an individual project at a time. With this end in view, Supervisor Roberts will prepare a set of res- olutions for the next meeting of the board and the missioners : will 3 indicate Ww ite will Have pre- | cedence. Geraldine, Fort Benton and Big Sandy each has two mail routes and Highwood, Carter and Monta- zue,one each. When a particular project is agreed upon, surveys are made and the work let by con- tract. Mr. Roberts came here from Liv- ingston where he lined up a $60,000 project in Park county, and leaves this morning for Helena, and from there goes to Bozeman, where an- other propesition is up for inyesti- The work done so tar urder gation. Mrs. Walter C. Brown is in town from Montague with the baby, who under medical treatment. Rhea Elwell has the honor of being the pioneer resident of the School addition. He'has moved the new cottage he built on the Stockham lot to the lot he pur- chased at the recent state land sale. Born.—To the wife of Fred Row- land of Hawarden, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1917, a son. The boiler for the new school house arrived today and is being put in position. This will permit inside work being done regardless of weather conditions. Mrs. Abbie Welch entertained | for Christmas dinner, haying as| her guests Mr. Oppegaard and family and Mrs. W. E. Wright of Dunseith, N. D. Miss Ollie May King of the State University faculty, Missoula, is spending the holidays with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. \¥. R. King. Born.—To the wife of A. E. Holm, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 1917, a daughter. to about $20 for missions and $35 ¢Comeluded om last page.) for the starving Armenians. W. E. Hale and family returned from an extended visit to Grand nature, as no are to take pl the weather c¢ missioners went into of i uary practically broke, as. road funds were concerned. sands of dollars had b : still the people were ho good roads. county may be in fair sh roads, but in this section the are simply rotten, and there many parts of the county in™ same deplorable fix. Itistheref a pretty good time that the RON ment comes to the front with & proposition to pay for half the ex — penses of building the mail high This allowance will leave that much more of the regular re moncy to spread upon other - of the knows the county commi will need every cent of road m they can get, as the old board only spent everything in sight, a handsome surplus they started with and mortgaged, this year ‘a sides. We are just beginnidg to cat up again, and with the new year should be able to ohm ways. bas contracted a_bad cold and is|' The new board of « Some po. ate county. And results for our go time every sectio will be tied up. : witich everybovy know! the most valuable assets community. as The county €8 be commended for .ma teau one of the fourteen tie up with the gove ! n mm road scheme. The mo expended under thedi state highway co mis atically and ecénomically,. | a ‘well- defined plan carefully worked ou: and under the direction of mission’s engideer. The state high — way commission is composed © twelve members, one of whom # C. W.* Morrison of Fort one of the best-informed road matters in the county. Rapids, Mich., on Thursday where they had visitéd with tivesot Mr. Hale. | Born. — To the wife Of be 3 Parks, on Monday, Dec. 24, ‘I91% t son. Miss Mary Sullivan, who been nursing Mrs. Oppegaard for some time, returned to her ho in Lewistown to spend the holt days. This morning was probably coldest of the winter—one crazi thermometer around town regi ing as low down as 34 below. is low down, all right. Bern.—To the wife of John W | Carter, Clear Lake, on Saturda Dec. 22, 1917, a daughter, Miss Hazel Swearingen, one and Mrs. B. H. | our high school teachers, is Vv i ing with her parents’at Great Fa | during vacation. Grass Range Record: Wew stand the merchants are going & absolutely cash basis. it A year. This is necessit! demands of the wholesal and the merchants. say thi no choice. If the count paper editor could ad regarding su speak to John wr the street. thecom- Pa pas YF 3 ie x ee

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