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•'I :V; ' ' J i - h i Í> MOMïiU» AHflTaaic ;x,',u :¿^.' í .. . v r , •. i . 1-' Vf, . ,1 . ; ■*•. .. -'\.'y; - .Ui’' ’ '• T ’•'i -‘il. \ C ,. ir., ï:ï*;.: ,y- ; %'■ t^,r M ‘- f HlC Iti»» I illlluM’ l*ÌOII4H:i BIG TIM B E R , SW E E T GRASS COUNTY, MONTANA — WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1963 Voi. 96 No. 8 f t .J5§£ ¿ & ¡ L FIRE TRUCK ISSUE ON NOV. 8 BALLOT November 8 is the day Big Tim ber residents will vote on whether the city should purchase a new fire truck The ballot shown here provides an opportunity to vote for o r against the purchase. The truck the depart ment would like to buy, a 4 x4 with a 1,000 gallon per minute pumper and tank capacity of 1,000 gallons of water on board, has been esti mated to cost $85,000. The second question on the ballot asks whether the city should enter into a purchase contract lasting longer than five years. City Attor ney Tom Biglen explained the seo- ond issue. The City Council has not yet let bids for the new truck, being unsure where the funds for the down pay ment would come from (although one possibility is Revenue Sharing allocations), and how much money will be obtained from trading in an older model fire truck (probably the 1957 GMC 750 gallon per minute pumper) for the anticipated new one. It is possible for voters to mark “ for'’ on the first question and “ against” on the 5-year-contract question as each is a separate issue. County residents are not eligible to vote in the November 8 election. Taxpayers living outside the city limits will not be affected financial ly by the purchase of a new truck The new truck if acquired, will be the “ city fire truck” and will O F F I C I A L B A L L O T O n Proposed P u r c h a s e of a C ity Fire T ruck VOTE IN ALL COLUMNS u ißtyßjy \v<V* I;' V fv < V ', -;H ™ 1 V ss»«!-! / . / , ! - «offrami VS Ä >■»;£* 7 ■ ; V - rì V* * ‘¿C U , -Ksvtjf ■- » «7 • ' County Superintendent o( Schools Edith Harper YOUTH HONOR NIGHT OCTOBER 3lst KINDERGARTEN, n i l T AND SECOND GRADES Sponsored by Legion Club and Auxiliary Time: 5:00 to 6:S0 - UPSTAIRS LEGION Local Lions Club sponsoring film TH IR D AND FOURTH GRADES Sponsored by Big Timber Ministerial Assoc, le Moose Time: 7:00 to 9:00 - DUGOUT Local Lions Club sponsoring film - 7:45 FIFT H AND SIX T H GRADES Time: 7:00 to 9:00 - MASONIC LODGE Local Lions Club sponsoring film SEVENTH AND EIO H T H GRADES Sponsored by Jayceens Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. GRADE SCHOOL GYM NOTA DEAD ISSUE Q u e s tion: Shall the C ity of Big T i m b e r purchase a city fire truck3 Q A g a inst the p u r c h a s e □ F o r th e purchase Q u e s tion: Shall the C ity of Big T i m b e r enter into a c o n tract exceeding five (5) years for the p u r c h a s e of a city fire truck3 Q A g a inst D For whether the purchase will be made until after the election However, in the event the new equipment is bought, approval of the longer-than- 5-year contract will allow the Council greater flexibility when bid-letting time cornea Approval o f the second question does not bind the Council to a more- than-5-year contract Biglen also noted state law re quires voter approval before the Council can enter into any longer- than-5-year contract Other unknown factors in the issue at this time is what the down payment on a new truck would be, remain inside the city limits when a fire is reported out of those bounda ries. However, with permission from the state, firemen could call this “ city” truck out to a county fire upon determining it is needed to fight the blaze Also at the November 8 election, voters will be asked to elect two Council members, ooe from each precinct Incumbents Jack Altimus and Vince Kunda are running with out opposition Precinct One dwellers vote at the Hospitality House, Precinct Two residents at the Courthouse. Polls will be open from 7 am. to 8 pm. SGHS SENIOR KILLED BY TRAIN FRIDAY Classmates, family and friends laid Kenneth Hoffman to rest Mon day afternoon. The 17-year-old SGHS senior was killed by a west bound Burlington Northern train around 3:45 a m Friday, October 21 . The accident occurred on the train tracks in town paralleling Yellowstone Avenue east of McLeod Street crossing Hoffman and four other teenagers were walk ing along the tracks according to Sweet Grass County Undersheriff George Ames. The other teens ran across the tracks as the train ap proached. Hoffman, behind them, was struck Ken was the son of Nina and the late Joe Hoffman. He played de fensive and offensive tackle for the Herder's football team and had started in last Wednesday’s match against Manhattan. A coronet's inquest on the death will be held today, October 26, at 2:00 p m in the Courthouse. EDITH HARPER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Edith Harper, Sweet Grass County Superintendent of Schools, received the G.V. Erickson award at the annual Montana Conference of Education Leadership held in Missoula. This award, named for a well- known Montana educator, is the highest recognition the School Administrators o f Montana can be stow on any administrator. It is given to an individual who has con tributed significantly to education as a whole and to the School Ad ministrators of Montana organiza tion. The award is not given each year Nominees are from the S.A.M. at filiates: school administrators, county superintendents, secondary principals, elementary principals and special education directors. The award was presented to Mrs. Harper at the Thursday evening banquet at the University of Mon tana Center in Missoula Mrs. Harper is the first woman and first County Superintendent to receive this award. Edith Harper was bom, raised and educated in Montana She graduated from a two year elemen tary education course at Eastern Montana College and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in educa tion with a major in music and a minor in English from the Univer sity of M ontana She also spent a fifth year o f graduate study at that same university and at MSU. Mrs. Harper holds Montana Life and Montana Standard Certifi cates She taught school for 23 years, instructing at some r*cinv all 12 grades She is a member o f Delta Kappa Gamma, international hon orary for women in education. The award recipient was ap pointed County Superintendent here in January of 1973. Other offices she has held include being Treasurer, Secretary, and2nd Vice- President and President o f Bw Mon tana Association o f County Super intendents She alio served as a representative of the Montana As sociation of County Superinten dents on the School Administrators of Montana Executive Board Committees Mrs. Harper has served on are numerous including • Chairman of local American Legion Auxiliary and LOTM Scholarship Committees; • Montana School Boards As sociation Competency Testing Re search Committee; • Appointed to the first Research Committee on School Accounting by OPI; and, • Member of the panel to edit the School Bond Procedures Manual sponsored by the Montana Attor ney General* s Office. Additionally, Mrs. Harper has been involved with numerous work shops, primarily relating to small school accounting but also ad dressing the development of a rural school curriculum guide in art and music, plus presenting a session on “ The Small School Library: Organ ization and Use” at the Rural Edu cation Conference at Western Montana College. Of particular significance in re ceiving this award Mrs. Harper is recognized for developing with the help of her former deputy Mabel Abney, an accounting manual for small schools. This manual has gone through two printings and a new budget form codes update thus far. Mrs. Harper also: —Directed and organized the development of the County Super intendent’s Standardized Practices and Procedures Manual; —Developed a cooperative audio-visual library and resource room for rural schools in Sweet Grass County, —Developed the countywide visual screening program; and —Developed a cooperative rural library program for this county with a M n l p a t Congratulations Edie! COUNTY PERMIT SYSTEM UNDERGOING REVISIONS The issue of a county wide permit system is not dead. But it is current ly undergoing some significant re visions. The County Commissioners are still undecided on what to do about the planning proposal. The City-County Planner has written a letter to the Commis sioners stating his personal opinion the issue should not be brought before the people in the form of an advisory vote. Planner Andy Epplc gives as some of his reasons: no provision under the law for \advisory refer- endums”, election costs, and under mining the comprehensive planning effort in telling the Commissioners he opposes putting the issue on the ballot Epple’s letter is reprinted in it’s entirety in the Commissioners Proceedings appearing in today’s Pioneer. Commission Chairman Dave Wilson said Monday the three man board has taken no action on the question. He noted, however, should it be presented to voters that action could take place at June’s primary election or the 1984 Gen eral Election in November. The timing would require minimal addi tional election expense as opposed to holding a special election on the issue. Meanwhile the County Planning Board is taking another look at the Permit System proposal which has Continued on page 2 COMBINED CAMPAIGN BEGINS NOV. 1 KICK-OFF FOR WORKERS IS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW November traditionally brings the Combined Campaign and this year is no exception. November 1 will be the day for the annual Combined Campaign Fund Drive. Volunteers will be going door to door in Big Timber collecting contributions. County residents will receive an explanatory brochure and contribu tion envelope in the mail Block workers, volunteers help ing with the drive are invited to attend one of the two kick-off meet ings being held tonight, October 26, and tomorrow, October 27. The sessions will be at the Courthouse Courtroom each night and begin at 7:30. On hand will be Combined Campaign organizers who will ex plain how the canvassing is to be done and the Chairmen of the Com bined Campaign agencies. Those agencies and some items past donations have been used for are: • American Red Cross (Jeanne Eigen, Chairman) - teaching swimming and water safety to more than 350 children and adults each summer, training of water safety instructors, first aid and CPR classes, providing films for water safety, CPR and first aid, and pro viding money to buy a Recording Resusci Annie for CPR class in struction Over 50 percent of all money collected for Red Cross in Sweet Grass County stays here. Funds also provide disaster ser vices and help to members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families. • American Cancer Society (Peyyv Baird. Chairman)-research, prevention, patient services, public education, and professional educa- Continued on page 2