The Dillon Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1891-1962, December 03, 1941, Image 1

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^Tv'%>S? : J rÂ-'t-ii r r ïi ?: - ->-C i j^Hrvf^'iC?ï ' ------------- • ' * * < ■ \ v TOT N THE Uh LAWRENCE BLACK hursday, Nov. 27: One of the recent daring ex- loits of the Italian navy was the rpedoing, by mistake, of a panish freighter. Previously ey have bombed their own arships and more than once put e Germans in an awkward spot, o far it seems that the Btitish re the only ones who haven’t uffered from the Italian war ffort. It would seem that belligerent generals might profitably em­ ploy some of the tactics used by American football coaches, hink of the psychological effect, if, on the eve of a battle a com­ mander issued a statement read­ ing something like this: “Well frankly, boys, if we can keep the enemy from annihilating us in the first 48 hours I’ll be satis­ fied. Col. Buffle is laid up with gout, Capt. Phluff has been way off form for the last couple of weeks and all my best lieuten­ ants have athlete’s foot. Obvi­ ously, we haven’t a chance.” * * * riday, Nov. 28: The etiquette books haven’t pro- ided for all of life’s awkward ocial situations by a' long shot. review of the literature on the ubject fails to disclose the an- wer to this one: Hearing a noise n the night you arise, don a athrobe and go downstairs to nvestigate. There you encounter well-known burglar who is ressed for an informal call. Should the occupant of the house peak first, or should he wait for tnutual acquaintance to come long and make the introductions? When ’a Connecticut newspa­ per suspended publication re­ cently it explained that it was “facing a difficult and uncer­ tain future”—a nice example of good old New England under­ statement. • * * Saturday, Nov. 29: • It must be awfully nerve- wracking for those European gen­ erals to sit around and wait to see what the news analysts decide they are going to do next. Mrs. Roosevelt says she be­ lieves it is perfectly all right to tell children the Santa Claus myth. After all, they’re sure to find out sooner or later that it’s really the government. • With the great forward strides that have been made in the art of football spying in the last gen­ eration we should be plentifully supplied with espionage talent in the event of war. * * * Monday, Dec. 1: • The sport pages record the fact that Kayak II has been retired because of a bowed tendon. We would be perfectly willing to bow a tendon (something like wrench­ ing an ankle, we understand) if it would guarantee retirement. N One expert fears an epidemic ^f leprosy in Europe as a result of the war. That ought to be a good excuse for hanging a quar­ antine sign on the continent. • Mrs. Roosevelt is quoted as “ap­ palled at the rise in the cost of living.” Having the Russian am­ bassador to dinner must be quite a drain on the White House bud­ get with the price of vodka and caviar soaring the way it is. --- -------- : ----- , -------- - ------ — ------------------------- - — — -dHTORiQAi C r P u b l i s h e d i n t h e I n t e r e s t s o f B e a v e r h e a d — M o n t a n a ’ s L e a d i n g L i v e s t o c k ^ t R r t i h i t y . -------------- — -----------------; -------------------- -- --------------------- - T O - : — ---------------------------------: ---------------------------------- : ------------------------ : --------------------------- : ----------------------- - ------------------- — ------------------------------------------------------------------------------— e ™ E L £ N j \ Volume LI » * o •4 **• a e. Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont., Wed., Dec. 3, 1941 Number 20 r j CO o a B V- f a MONTANA Mi SOLD TO Nt FIRM MONDA Dillon Feed & Seed Co. Buys Business from F. Erwin This Week POSTAL RULE CHANGES ARE NOW IN FORCE Post Card Senders Required to Give Return Guarantee Under Regulation An important business deal was completed here Monday when Fay Erwin disposed of the Montana Mercantile Sales company’s busi­ ness and holdings to a new firm which started operations yester­ day morning as the Dillon Feed and Seed Company. Associated in the new firm are Harry Ander­ sen formerly with the Elliott Seed company at Billings owned by the Montana Flour Mills Co., and Fo­ ley Waters, formerly manager of the Power-Townsend Elevators at Helena. Mr. Waters and Mr. Andersen are now in Dillon and will con­ duct the business here in which both have had from 15 to 25 years experience. In addition to the feed and seed business and opera­ tion of the elevator, the company will continue the wholesale busi­ ness formerly handled by the Montana Mercantile Sales Co. and plans the installation of a steam roller for rolling grains for the manufacture and sale of livestock food on a large scale. The elevator here is the only one in Beaverhead county and the largest in Southwestern Montana serving an extensive agricultural area. Mr. Erwin will devote his full time to looking after interests of the Erwin company here. Mr. Waters and Mr. Andersen will not move their families here until some time in the spring or summer. Advantages of sending Christ­ mas greetings as first-class mail, under 3- or 2-cent stamps (de­ pending upon outside or local de­ livery) has been pointed out by the pofctoffice department. The first-class mail is not only deliv­ ered first, but is entitled to free forwarding privileges not accord­ ed third class mail. The postoffice department each year destroys large numbers of Christmas cards because they are undeliverable as addressed, due to the removal of the addressee or other cause, it was said. Postal regulations have been amended now requiring that any post card, business or personal, in order to rate return to the sender in case of non-delivery, must bear in the upper left-hand corner of the address side, the name and address of the sender together with a guarantee to pay return postage. Such return post­ age, at the rate of one cent, will be collected by the postman upon delivery of the card to the sender. ELKS TO HOLD M E M O R I A L RITESJUNDAY ,George M. Gosman to Be Speaker at Im­ pressive Ceremony. Beaverhead Men Elected Members Of Grazing Board STROKE FATAL TO LONG-TIME CITY RESIDENT A. A. Elliott DiesXSoon After Affliction Last Saturday Morning Dillon lost one of its best known, long-time residents last Saturday morning when Amos A. Elliott died at his home on South Atlantic street a few hours after suffering a stroke of paralysis. He first complained of feeling ill Friday evening and a physician was summoned about 8 o’clock, when it was determined that he had had a stroke. His condition rapidly become worse and death George M. Gosman, charter member of the Dillon Elks lodge and past department commander of the American Legion, will de­ liver the address at the public memorial services to be conducted by the order at the lodge hall here next Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. The following program has been announced by Exalted Ruler Homer Faust: processional march (Edouard Batiste) orchestra, L. A. Gregory, director; opening cere­ monies, Exalted Ruler Homer Faust and Esquire William Lloyd; invocation, Chaplain Harold Mur­ ray; song, Dillon Choral club; Elks’ Memorial Day, exalted rul­ er; roll call of departed brothers, Secretary E. L. Wheat; song, Choral club; altar services, lodge officers; chorals, “Hear My Cry O God, Lord of Glory, Eternity, Tre­ mendous Word” (J. S. Bach), or­ chestra; memorial address, Broth­ er George M. Gosman; song, Chor- al'club; “Liebeslied” (Beethoven), orchestra; “Auld Lang Syne,” lodge and audience; closing cere­ monies, exalted ruler; benedic­ tion, chaplain; recessional march (Batiste), orchestra. The orchestra is composed of: Director L. A. Gregory, violin; Leone Cashmore, viola; Helen Paul, cello; Giovannina Cardinale, LOCAL BOARD C L A S S I F I E S 24 DRAFTEES Twelve Rated in I-A Class For Immediate Service Total Now 1,666 Twelve of twenty-four Beaver­ head county draft registrants were classified in 1-A, available for immediate military service, by the selective service board here last week, it has been announced. Included in this group were: Clif­ ford S. Bay, Roy W. Downing, George A. Rebish, William A. Rule, Harold W. Hubbard, David J. Beattie, Glenn E. Blackburn, Ray A. Moore, Jess J. LaBuff, Orville B. Waddell, Floran F. Drabbs and Karol M. Brandvold. Hubbard, of the above group, who is 28 years old, enlisted last week in the U. S. Marine corps at the Butte recruiting station. Other classifications made by the county board last week were: Floyd S. Kenison, 3-A; Ralph E. Tope, 2-A; Lester W. Calvert, 1- B; George Lakner, 2-A; Mel­ bourne L. Jackson, 2-A; Joe T. Newness, jr., 2-B; Nels E. Nelson, 2- A; William B. Husted, 3-A; Francis J. Bjorne,J-H; George H. Anderson, 4-F; Edward T. Horton, 3- A; Carlton K. Kendrick, 1-B. New registrants here Monday were Lawrence V. Crane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crane of Dillon, who recently returned to the States after spending three years in Venezuela, and Walter J. Lyczak, of Whitehall, whose papers were transferred to Jeffer­ son county. He has just com­ pleted an enlistment in the U, S. Army. With Crane’s registration, the total of draftees registered with the Beaverhead county board was 1,186, Another enlistment from Bea- BULLDOG HOOP SQUAD LEADS STATE RATING National Sports Service Gives Local Team Nod Over State Colleges Opposition. flute; Alma Yates, clarinet; Doro- , , , , , thy Chapman, bass; R a c h e ? ^f.rh_e_at ^ u,nty ,1“ t . wce1^ was Smith, piano. ‘ The Dillon Choral club, under the direction of Vernon Taylor and with Ruth Taylor as piano accompanist, is composed of: first sopranos, Janet Christensen, Ruth Eklund, Ruth Grotheer, Wilma Tuesday, Dec. 2: • Babies are being born at the (Continued on page 5) Stockmen users of the federal range met to hold elections Satur­ day, Nov, 29 at Boulder and Dillon for advisory board members. The following advisors were elected: William Gleed, Lima; W. F. Gar­ rison, Reichle; L. G. Stauden- meyer, Dillon; and S. H. Knowles, Boulder. The advisory board, provided for by an amendment to the Tay­ lor Grazing Act, assists the United States grazing service in adminis­ tration of federal range, in plan­ ning for range improvement and wildlife matters. The board for the Butte district consists of eleven stockmen and one wildlife representative. Ad­ visors are elected for a three-year term with the exception of the wildlife member who is appointed by the secretary of the interior. came in the early morning hours. ' Holloran, Lenore McCollum, Ha- Martin Thompson, jr., stationed at the U. S. navy base at San Diego, arrived home Sunday on furlough. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thompson of Dillon. STOCKMEN OF COUNTY TO TOUR BITTERROOT -® Membership Report Will Be Made Next Week at Post Meet T(ie membership drive now under way in Beaverhead Post of the American Legion will be re­ ported upon by Vice-Commander Jay V. McCarthy who is in charge at the Legion’s regular meeting on Thursday^of next week, Dec. 11, in the post headquarters in the Metlen hotel. Paid-up cards for 60 members were mailed in to Dept. Adj. Herbert Kibler for the national telegraphic roll-call made by all states at midnight last Sun­ day. The Post membership quota is 100 for 1942, 68 less than the total enrollment this year which set an all-time record. Commander Luther S m i t h urges that every eligible World Wat veteran who can do so, pay ftis dues before the meeting date next week. County Agent Receives Invi­ tation; Trip Planned for Thursday, Dec. 11 Beaverhead county stockmen have been invited to make a live­ stock tour of ranches in the Bit­ terroot valley a week from to­ morrow, Thursday, Dec. 11, in an invitation extended to. Co. Agt. Bernard Williams. All stockmen who wish to make the trip are asked to contact Mr. Williams as soon as possible. Stock feeding operations in the valley will be inspected by tfie party, the trip starting at Florence at 9 o’clock in the morning, to end that evening at Hamilton where a banquet will be served at 6:30. The tour is planned to return the courtesy extended a group of northern stockmen who made a trip through the Big Hole and Beaverhead valleys on Oct. 4, con­ ducted by Mr. Williams and Bea­ verhead livestock men. Word of his sudden passing came as a shock to the entire commun­ ity. Mr. Elliott moved 1 here with his family 44 years ago—in 1897— from Utica, New York. For 30 years he was engaged in the lum­ ber business in Dillon, much of the time as manager of the We- dum Lumber company. He was 71 years old, having been born on Nov. 17, 1870, in Nebraska City, Neb. He had long been active in local Masonic affairs and at the time of his death held office in both the blue lodge and chapter, being tyler of Lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M., and sentinel of Chapter 8, Royal Arch Masons. Of his immediate family he is survived by his wife, Lula, two sons, ilorton of Whitefish and Amos A., jr., of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Ericksen and Mrs. Burnice Farrell, both of Seattle, and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Badcon, also of Seattle. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Brundage chapel with the Rev. V. G. Lewis of the St. James Episcopal church officiating. zel Morse, Elizabeth Rife, Blythe Stephan, Genevieve Green; second sopranos, Lillian Anderson, Lou­ ise Green, Agnes Hendrickson, Ella Mae Logan, Ruth Nightin­ gale, Leota Peterson, Frances Sewell, Alma Waldorf, Fern War­ ner, Evelyn McLaughlin; altos, Jean Bishop, La von Evans, Es- tella Hanson, Florence Heilman, Hallie Stevens, Fan Wilkinson, Nellie Wilson, Frances Waldorf. The Elks Memorial Day com­ mittee is composed of Paul Brams- man, chairman; Harry Tash, Da­ vid Hier, Kenneth Wheat. Officers of Dillon Lodge 1554 are: Homer Faust, exalted ruler; Emery K. Smith, esteemed lead- (Oontinued on pagt- 8) James F. Tyler of Grant who en­ listed in the Marine Corps at the Boise, Idaho, recruiting station, according to notification received here from F. S. Shute, recruiting officer at Portland. $90,000 Paid in Final “Tax Rush” H. HUTCHINS FOUND DEAD NEAR CABIN Prospector Believed Overcome at Chicaff° and up°n comple Family of Butte Youth Has Many Friends in Dillon BULLDOG AND N.W. WELDERS MEET TONIGHT College Cage Season Opens Here; Second Game Friday Night. In their opening test of the basketball season, Coach William Straugh’s Normal Bulldogs will play the flashy Northwest Weld­ ers team of Butte on the college court here tonight. The Welders were co-champions with the Nat­ ural Gas team of the Butte inde­ pendent city league last season and the latter team eked out a one-point win over the Bulldogs in an early season game; indicat­ ing a nip and tuck contest tonight. Friday night at the college gym another bang-up tilt is promised when the Bulldogs meet the Great Falls College of Education team which will be playing its first col­ legiate game. Several former (Continued on page 8) The Bulldogs of the Normal col­ lege here are given the highest rating of Montana college bas­ ketball teams this season by the Dunkel Sports Research Service of New York City. However, they hold a meagre eight-tenths of one point lead over the University Grizzly squad. They will meet all teams listed below, except Montana State college. The Dunkel Service has been rating all college basketball teams on thè basis of its previous sea­ sons’ performance, as a basis for forecasting results of current sea­ son’s games. Last year their fore­ cast was 79,2 per cent accurate in predicting winners of 3,150 games. If a team averages 5 points bet­ ter than its opposition whose rat­ ing averages 40, the team's rating is 45, and it should defeat a team with a rating of 30 by 15 points, according to the Dunkel rating. In national ranking among &Y rated college teams of the country, the Bulldogs are plactd 314th. Following is the Dunkel rating of the Normal college and oppo­ sition teams among Montana col­ leges for the 1941-42 season: College Nth Rk. Rating Beavers Start Cage Season at Sheridan Friday Many Dillon people who well remembered his father and fam­ ily from their long residence here and at Banhack, were interested in the news story in the Montana Standard last Friday concerning the outstanding record being made in the U. S. Army signal corps by Robert T. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Newell O. Evans of Butte. Young Evans, 23, enlisted on Sept. 23, 1940—the 23rd anniver­ sary of his father’s enlistment in the 316th Engineers, 91st Division, in 1917. His unusual ability in radio and communications work won him early distinction and he has already advanced to the grade of Sergeant, j Early this year he was assigned : for a special course of instruction Approximately $90,000 in 1941 taxes was collected at the county treasurer’s office here in the last four days of current period, end­ ing Monday. Exact figures for the collection are not yet avail­ able pending tabulation of pay­ ments received by mail which show a mailing postmark before the collection period expired, but indications are that a normal col­ lection was made. In Beaverhead county this means that delinquen­ cies will probably be under 10 per cent. Heaviest single day’s collection was test Friday, when with the accumulated mail from Thanksgiving, the total collection was almost $60,000. Miss Patricia Gilbert, who is teaching at the Ursuline Academy in Great Falls, spent the Thanks­ giving holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gilbert, of Dillon. Making Arduous Trip With Supplies from Town When Henry Hutchins failed to show up in Melrose on his regular trip there for supplies last week, rearchers started for his mountain cabin in the Browne’s bridge sec­ tion last Thursday and in the af­ ternoon found the body off the 72- year-old prospector not far from his home. Indications were that he had been overcome by illness or exhaustion while returning afoot from his last visit to Mel­ rose for supplies 12 days before. As all evidence pointed to his death as a result of natural causes Coroner Raymond Schwartz'de­ cided that no inquest was neces­ sary. The body was found by James Grose, Melrose rancher, and Bert Siria, nephew of the deceased. Funeral services were held from the Brundage chapel Saturday af­ ternoon, with the Rev. V. G. Lew­ is officiating, and interment was made in Mountain View ceme­ tery. Mr. Hutchins had resided in Beaverhead county for a num­ ber of years but lived the secluded life typical of the prospector. Be­ sides Bert, another nephew, Wal­ ter Siria, lives near Melrose. He was. also survived by two sisters. tion returned to the Presidio at San Francisco where he was im­ mediately named wire chief of the post's telephone system. Last week he was one of the men chos­ en from the Ninth corps area for Officers Training school and re­ ported at Fort Mammouth, N. J., where after three months inten­ sive instruction he will win the gold bars of a second lieutenant. His father, Newell Evans, was a native of Beaverhead county, where he attended local schools, and the whole family was well- known. Their many friends here will be glad to hear of the young man’s excellent service record. Coach Harold Babcock of the high school will take his Beaver basketball squad to Sheridan for their opening game of the season Friday night, and a week later, Friday, Dec. 12, they will play their first home game with the Deer Lodge team in the high school gym. On Dec. 19 the Bea­ vers will play Ennis there and the following night will play a home game against Harrison. Lettermen on this year’s squad include Rogan, Willey, Grant, Kamps, Holden, Dart, Deputy and Conger. M.S.N.C ............... ... 314 45.4 U. of Mont........... ... 328 44.6 M.S.C ................... ... 438 40.4 Mont. Mines ......... ....498 37.4 North. Mont ....... ... 512 36.6 Billings Poly ....... ... 574 32.4 Carroll College.... ... 652 25.8 E.M.N.S ............... ....699 13.9 Rain Falls, Skaters Await Ice on Rink Rain which threatened to turn to snow before evening if contin­ ued, was falling throughout Bea­ verhead valley this morning, Con­ tinued rain and snow through to­ morrow was forecast on radio weather reports this morning. A high wind that blew throughout last night did some minor prop­ erty damage here. With the new community skat­ ing rink leveled off, banked, and with warming house ready, only freezing weather is awaited for flooding to prepare it for use. All preliminary work was completed last week with city equipment op­ erated under the direction of Com. Elza Patrick. XMAS SALE OF SEALS IS N0W U N D E R W A Y Seals Being Sont by Mail and Sold in Banks, P.O., and by Schools Under the direction of Mrs. T. Lee McCracken, Shakespeare tffub chairman of the annual Christmas sale in Beaverhead county, tuber­ culosis seals are being mailed out this week and will also be sold at booths in both banks and at the postoffice until the drive ends Dec. 24. Other members of the committee appointed by Mrs. Lee R. Light, president of the Shakes peare club, arc Mrs. A. F. Wa dorf, Mrs. George L. Routledr Mrs. J. Elmer Selway, Miss F lyn Rimel, and Mrs. J. D. Br dage who will be in charge of i campaign in the Dillon area. M. Margaret Sweeney, county sup erintendent of schools, will direct the campaign through rural school districts where a first prize of $10 and a second prize of $5 will be awarded the two schools mak­ ing the largest percentage of sales. Christmas seals made their first appearance in Dillon on state­ ments mailed out the first of the month by Dillon business firms. SOUTH AMERICAN ART IS TOPIC AT ROTARY ®- Dillon Response fo Red Cross R e ( J <>OSS Roll Drive Excellent, Buck Tells Members YULE TREE SET UP ON STATION LAWN A large community Christmas tree was set up on the Union Pa­ cific station lawn yesterday by d crew of local Montana Power company linemen. The tree was selected last Sunday by E. E. Hazel, president of the Dillon Ro­ tary club, and W. B. Willey, sup­ ervisor of the Beaverhead Na­ tional forest. The Rotary club is annually sponsor of the Yule tree here. The tree was decorated with lights for night illumination today. In Dillon proper, 1033 member­ ships had been reported in the Beaverhead chapter drive of the American Red Cross Monday, Ed­ win R. Buck told Rotarians at their meeting held that evening at Mrs. Brown’s boarding house. This is an excellent record for a town of 3060 population, he point­ ed out, and said that memberships from outlying districts, though in­ complete, indicate that other parts of the county seem to be doing equally well. He also discussed tentative arrangements for Ro­ tary’s Christmas program, of which committee he is chairman. A definite announcement will be made later. Mr. George Nightingale of the Normal college faculty made a short and highly educational ad­ dress on South American art. Co­ lonial North America had com- (Continued on page 8) Call Total Not Yet Tabulated Complete tabulation of mem- ? bers enrolled in Beaverhead chapter of the American Red Cross during the recent drive, will not be possible before, the end of the week, announced drive chairman, Edwin Buck, this morn­ ing. From within the city of Dillon itself, not including all of the so-called Dillon area, 1014 members have been reported so far, he stated. Miss Margaret Sweeney, now on a tour of outlying communi­ ties and rural schools, is gather­ ing returns from these districts and when available the tabula­ tion will be finished. Mr. Buck expressed himself as well satis­ fied by the response the drive met with in the county which undoubtedly set a new member­ ship record here. „ A

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