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ÿ?ÿKÏMa^ÂvrH^R^y 5 55 mgm^mmmmmsm M i m Service Men M 8 T ö i f i Q A l P u b l i s h e d i n t h e I n t v , 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 LiPf^ow k a S S W ftty ----------------------------------- - > ' -------- --------------------------------- - ------------- — ------------------ - -------- n e t m * * * --------- Official County Paper Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont., Wed., Nov. 7, 1945 Volume 55 Number 17 County Institute for Teachers Set F riday ^ To the parents and friends of boys who will still be in service at Christmas time, the Citizens committee again sends out a call for new addresses. Anv man or woman who is still in the service ‘should not be overlooked. “We want those addresses without fail,” said Ambrose Henneberry, chairman of the committee. Seek out those addresses, so that those; boys whose trip to mail call does j not always cause a grimace in - 1 stead of a grin. j 1*4 Aboard the Amphibious Ship ™ USS Appalachian, Tokyo Bay ^ P S (Delayed)—J. T. Sorenson, radio- \ man, third class, 236 East Orr street, Dillon, Mont., 'had piled up j _____ a record, with other crewmen of n „_ • . „ „ . .. this ship, of four major campaigns Commercial league racePat the without a single casualty from n?i?nn i ™ « Kjf enemy action, before the Appala- resulf oAhis week’s games Chian moved into. Tokyo bay for ¡ \ T J t o g a S S n s w e ^ ’of all * K S S f t ship1 S & P K V “ ; • } ! « g - a r a w ; EAGLE IS ON HIGH PERCH INCIRCUIT Commercial League Bowlers With Tash Ranch ers Second Well-known State Educational Leaders on Program at High School An institute for Beaverhead county teachers, both elementary and high school, has been called for Friday, Nov. 9, by Miss Eliza beth Ireland, superintendent of public instruction. Elementary teachers will meet in the public speaking room at the county high school, and the high school teachers will meet in room 113. With few exceptions, sixty-' six teachers in the county expect because a\ workman'was killed Ni)rmal college’ vvho are interest' losing 6 . Tash Ranchers, also; ed, expect to attend also wmmng ali three, have a stand- in cooperation with the M.E.A. lnILu a, , . , '(under Miss Albertson’s leader- The Eagle also captured most ship this year) a 6 o’clock dinner SUoH “ °rinS h°nors> with ¡has been arranged for the teach- 2,732 for a three-game series, 974 i ers jn the evening. The dinner foi high game. while P°a J}ad, will afford an opportunity for the individual series with 549. I teachers to get acquainted with Hignight of the Oasis, only re- each other and with the members cently returned from active ser- 0f the state department who have vice in the Pacific, had high game been invited as guests. The din- for the week, 244. — • - • when he fell into a hold just after her commissioning, the Appala chian chalked up her no-casualty record despite her four major campaigns and a number of “close calls.” The ship had helped bring Gen eral of the Army MacArthur’s troops back to Leyte, and the Ma rines back to Guam. At the end of the war, she took part in the occupation of northern Japan be fore dropping anchor in the Tokyo bay area. M The Butte office of the Marine corps has announced that another two Montana men have been sign* ed by the Marine Corps for terms as regulars. They are Tom Adolph Franzen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fran zen, Glasgow; and Jimmie Francis Ross, son of Mrs. Mable May Go- bin, Dillon. The 17-year-old leathernecks CAR INDUSTRY IS SUBJECT OF ROTARY TALK Joe White Is Speaker Weekly Dinner of Dillon Club Monday , , __ The development of the auto- rniif San Dleg°’, mobile industry since Pearl Har- Calif., for training. bor was the subject of an inter ns A. S. (Bert) Gaskill, R 1/c in and informative talk by the navy, is home on a 30-day foe White, Dillon garage man, at •leave, visiting his family and weekly dinner of the Dillon friends, after which he will re- R°_tary club Monday night. port to Helena for a new assign ment. ner will be served by the Luth eran Ladies Aid at the Lutheran church. After the dinner, a short M.E.A. meeting will be held, followed by musical numbers contributed by Miss Olive Kennedy of the public school faculty, Miss Ruthlee Kie- fert, teacher at Lakeview, and Mrs. T. W. Sargent of Dillon. Dr. at Sheldon Davis will give a short talk. The Institute program follows: 9:00-9:20 a. m. — “A Good School,” Miss Elizabeth Ireland, state superintendent of public in struction. 1945 Program for county insti tutes: 9:20-9:50 a. m.—“Scientific Tem perance in Schools,” Miss Bal- lagh, representing the national or Cupid Definitely Had Eye on Mark During October An all-time record for mar riage licenses issued by the Beaverhead county clerk of the court’s office was established during October, a review of the records by Clerk of the Court Norman Giles revealed. Forty-four licenses were is sued during that month, most of them showing that Dillon is maintaining its status as a Gretna Green for romantically inclined Idaho couples. The previous high mark for a single month was in January, 1935, when 39 permits to wed were issued. But it was also in 1935 that the low mark was reached. During July and August of that year not one license was is sued, the result of the so- called “gin marriage” law which was in effect during that period and later repealed. Nearly half of the licenses issued during the record month of October were written by Clerk Giles or his deputy, Har old Contway, after office hours, in some instances early in the morning. DANCE AT LIMA The Lima Knights of Pythias will sponsor the annual Thanks giving dance at Lima, Nov. 22. Music for the event, to be held in the high school gym, will be fur nished by Jimmy Fay’s orchestra of Dillon. HIGH SCHOOL SALONPLAY IS ACCLAIMED “Arsenic and Old Lace” Be Shown for Last Time Tonight Will He recalled that frozen assets . . . . ., TT .. , m and stock were the rule for some 1fanization f of the United Temper time. Few cars could be sold un - 1 ance Movement. der regulations by government agencies. By July, 1944, three million cars in America had gone from the road, leaving approximately 24,000,00t). The average age of cars now on the road is relatively Co. Com. Paul Stahl, jr., suf fered a badly smashed toe Satur day when a heavy piece of high way equipment fell on his foot. BEAVERHEAD FOREST FIRE LOSSSLIGHT Only 18 Small Fires Reported in Vast Area of Forest Dur ing Season. BEAVERHEAD RANKS 44th IN VICTORY LOAN DRIVE County Has Purchased Approximately 25 per Cent of E Bond Quota to Date. ------------ ® ---------------------------------------------------------- Beaverhead county residents Fire loss in the Beaverhead Na tional forest, one of the nation’s largest in area, was slight during the 1945 season, Supervisor W. W. Wetzel said in a report last week. Only 18 comparatively small fires were reported with only 195 acres burned over. Lightning storms caused most of the blazes, with only five man- i Chairman Hawkins is confident have purchased only about 25 per cent of the quota of $90,000 in the Victory loan drive to date, it was announced Wednesday by W. W. Hawkins, county finance 1 chair man. The county ranked 44th among the 56 counties in the state when the Montana War Finance com mittee completed its report Mon day .evening. In the second week of the cam paign, the county has attained only one-fourth of its goal, but caused, Supervisor Wetzel said Among the latter five, however, were two of the larger fires. The largest fire was in the Lima district, which burned over a hundred acres, and a careless smoker also was responsible for another of the larger fires, in the Lima district. The report showed 10 Class A fires of less than a quarter of an acre, three Class B fires, up to 10 acres; three Class C fires, from 10 to 100 acres, and the one Class D fire of 100 to 300 acres. Supervisor Wetzel praised for est-users for their evident care and caution this season, as weath er conditions made fire an almost constant hazard in the timber. Cooperators also were commend ed for their efforts. Arm is tice Day W ill Be Observed Monday Beaverhead county high school’s seniors presented a salon theatre production, Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” before pleased capacity audiences in the public speaking room at the school Monday and Tuesday eights and will present the final showing tonight. 9:50-10:50 a. m.—‘The Three R’s and the Unit,” Mrs. Lilian L. Peterson, state supervisor of ele mentary education. 10:50-.l 1:00—Intermission. 11:00-11:50 a. m.—“The Physi- ^ ^ . ...... . cal Education Program,” Prof. high and many machines will go; Charles Hertler, state supervisor out of use in the near future. i P.!?nS, 1 CA,! educaHon. Fifteen million people in the | 1L50-1:00 p. m. Noon mtermis- United States would now like to,slo,n- , „ ,1IT buy cars. Not greatly more than 1 . LOO'LiH) P- m. Health Educa- _____ two million cars a year have ever : IP ^¡e. ®ieP ?enAtarJ Schools, j t • j ? t been manufactured in the United Miss K. Elizabeth Anderson, field N a t i v e a n d L i f e - L o n g States in any year. It is therefore consultant in health education, evident that it will be some time £^a^l„hoard of health. 1:50-2:40 p. m.— Our 1945-1946 Music Reading Program,” Mrs. Thelma Allen Forster, state sup ervisor of music. 2:40-2:50 p. m.—Intermission. (Continued on page 8) JARDINE RIFE DIES SUNDAY IN HOSPITAL yet before cars will be available to all who want them. Clever drawings were used to illustrate Mr. White’s address. Announcement was made that the next Rotary dinner will be The play, under the capable di- ¡held Tuesday, Nov. 14, thus avoid- rection of Fred Honeychurch, as-! ing conflict with Armistice day sisted by Kathleen Mundt, was events on Monday, declared to be one of the best Cornelius Hovren was chair- dramatic productions by amateur man of the meeting. Guests in talent seen here in recent years, eluded Co. Com. Martin Jackson All members of the cast, head ed by Margot Luebben and Lois Burt as the Brewster sisters, did exceptionally well. Other mem bers of the cast are Charles Da vis, Bob Jackson, Bruce Grimes, Paul Holloran, Virginia Faller, Stewart Burwell, Jack Porter, Walter Scott, Ned Hatton, Robert Wolf, Fred Honeychurch and Bill Harrison. Coffee was served between the second and third acts and a mural painted by the art classes of the school, under the direction of Miss Mundt, was on display in the art room. of Jackson, Virginia Tovey, high school guest for the month; Dou- gan Luebben, home on furlough; Merrill Edson of Harlowton, and Bert Chapman, jr., of Butte, re cently returned from the service. Funeral of Mrs. Thomas W. Jones Held Saturday Resident of County Is Summoned Butte. Program Set Next Monday Morning at the High School Auditorium Plans have been completed for Dillon’s observance of Armistice day, with the principal program to be presented Monday morning in the high school auditorium, as the anniversary date falls on Sunday. The program will be in charge of Beaverhead post of the Ameri- that residents will rally as usual to put Beaverhead over the top in this, the last of the bond drives. The county’s total quota is a quarter of a million dollar's, but the E bond goal is expected to be the hardest to reach, even though it is a decrease from that of the last war loan. GEO. CONWAY IS CLAIMED HEREJUNDAY Pioneer Mining Man of State Succumbs to Long Illness. George B. Conway, 85, pioneer j EAGLE AERIE INSTITUTION IS SCHEDULED New Lodge Probably Will Be Instituted in Dillon, Dec. 1. Charter list for the projected Dillon aerie of the Fraternal Or der of Eagles will be closed Dec. 1 , and it Is probable that Satur day evening, Dec. 1, will be the institution night for 1 the new Dil lon aerie,,according to word re ceived yesterday from Frank E. Blair of Virginia City, a leader in the order who has been instru mental in the organization of the Beaverhead unit. The representation of those who have signed applications to become members of the Dillon aerie is widespread throv the county, Mr. Blair said<] “Unusual interest has; manifested from the outsell anyone who is interested matter may still become ff chat* ter member at any time to, including, the evening!! 1. That, however, is the\; line and no more charter^ bers can be received there On the occasion of inftl night, there will be delegi Dillon from Great Falla' Missoula, Anaconda. Bozeman, Butte and Vir at least. Some of the-d: and drill teams also wi can Legion, with Lloyd Whipple post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, company at Glendale, in Beaver mining man of Beaverhead coun ty and Helena, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. French, in Dillon. He had been, in pooif health for several years. , He first came to Beaverhead aitendahce, it is indicated.# county over 64 years ago. The newly projected Mr. Conway was born Dec. 17, aerje of the F.O.E. is 1859, in Wheeling, Virginia, now sponsorship of Alder Gi Wheeling, West Virginia. ! Na 664 Virginia City. He came to Montana in April, The Eagle order is the 1881, and became employed in I benefit-paying fra t e r n a l the office of the Hecla Mining | thal, ever reached the-W ■ ~ mark in membership. ¡ 'participating, and will \start at head county. The company at \ was attained this year, in 9:45 o’clock. 'that time and for several years! The U. S. army’s hour-long, following was one of the largest, D i l l o n B r o t h e r s film, \War Comes to America,\ i operators in the state. 1 Mr. Conway remained with the will be a feature of the program A. Jardine Rife, 60, native of The Beaverhead county high Title Grid Battle Set Next W eek He was then associated with Beaverhead High Again An-¡his father, the late A. J. Rife, nexes District Champion- Beaverhead pioneer in ranching ~ . j xt * i .4 on Rattlesnake creek near Dillon. Ship Saturday Night ¡During the past several years he -------- | worked with rural electrification. Beaverhead county high school’s ; He was at one time head of the Beavers, again Four Rivers dis-: Farmers Union in Beaverhead trict champions by virtue of a county. 19-0 football victory over Ana- Three years ago he and his wife conda Central there Saturday 1 went to Seattle, where he was Beaverhead county and life-long school band, directed by Fred resident until three years ago, I Honeychurch, will play several died Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock in a Butte hospital where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. He was born in Dillon, April 6 , 1885. He attended the Dillon schools and as a young man oper ated an electrical business in the city (Continued on page 8) Beaverhead Federation holds Meet Mrs. Leslie Jones Re-Elected President at Annual Session ¡Saturday __ here last Wednesday morning, ENTER CALVES were held Saturday afternoon at • Wayne Nelson and Chester the Brundage funeral home. Downing, local 4-H club mem- The Rev. L. Belle Long of the befs, had calves entered in th e ! First Baptist church conducted Western Montana Junior 4-H Fat the final rites and interment was Stock show and sale in Missoula in Mountain View cemetery, this week. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pallbearers were J. C. Faller, Downing, Norman Nelson and Co.; Harris Opp, A. A. Schroeder, Bert Agt. Henry Mikkelson also attend - 1 Megquier, Thomas H. Dubois and ed the sale. D. V. Paddock. DISTRICT DEPUTY OF ELKS TO VISIT LODGE Mrs. Leslie Jones of Wise River luuiucui vwujjv uvei /uia-1 j -—“ ■ \t>” ----- was re-elected president of the niJ r T n n ¿itn nf T w ! af w conda Central there Saturday 1 went to Seattle, Where he was Beaverhead Federation of Wom- x L z : ° ^ ° t w night, will meet either Columbus' employed in the shipyards until, en’s Organizations at the annual hl rt or Harlowton the latter part of last May when they returned to , faM session in Dillon Saturday. company until it suspended open ations early in the century, with the exception of three years dur ing which he served as state ac countant under Gov. Edwin Nor ris, formerly of Dillon. About 1914, he and his family moved to Helena. He continued to operate mines in Beaverhead and other sections of the state. Fifteen months ago he came to Dillon to make his home with his daughter. Mrs. Conway died in Helena 11 years ago. Surviving him are three daugh ters, Mrs. French, and Mrs. W. J. Cushing of Dillon and Mrs. Gus Bohstedt of Madison, Wise., and a son, Walter Conway of Helena. The body was taken to Helena for interment. Marriage licenses were issued by Clerk of the Court Norman Giles to Roscoe Wood, 26, and Acquire Interest In Feed Company Edgar and David Williams, well-known Dillon brothers, have acquired an interest in the P. J. Lovell company and will be ac tively associated with that firm in the future, it has been an nounced. The firm will continue to han dle feed and seed and farm ma chinery, in addition to operating the Dillon wool warehouse. Dave Williams already has as sumed his new duties, having re ceived his discharge from the navy last month, and his brother, a major in the army, expects to receive his discharge within the next month or two, when he also will become active with the com pany. Dillon students home from Peter E. McBride of Anaconda Will Be Honor Guest at Banquet Nov, 14 Plans are being completed for the banquet to be given by Dil lon lodge No. 1554, B.P.O.E., Wed nesday evening, Nov. 14, in honor of Peter E. McBride, Anaconda, district deputy of Montana West. The banquet, to fee given that evening at 7 o’clock in the St. James guild hall, will be attended by Elks and their ladies, it was announced by Exalted Ruler Da vid Hier. Reservations for the banquet should be made by next Saturday with Sol Sabolsky at the Bond Grocery or David Hier at Eliel’s. Admission will be by paid-up card. Following the banquet the reg ular meeting of the lodge will be held in the I.OO.F. hall, when a class of candidates will be ini tiated. npxt week”\ foir~ the” Montana Montana. Since then, until his: Mrs Peter Rasmussen of Wisdom ! Lenore Wallace, 21, both of Black-1 southern division Class B title, illness, he was again employed wa? named a“ president.a°nd ’ ligand i l l Qoach Clancy Johnson said today, \ i t h the REA at Columbus and Miss Melissa M ineer of Dillon m ,.- , . |w.eek-end included Miss _ Jean Columbus and Harlowton, tied Sheridan, in the Yellowstone district, will He was a nmjptK’1' of Billon play off next Saturday. In last lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M., and week’s play, Columbus was a a Past patron of Mizpah chapter, 12-0 victor over Laurel with Order of Eastern Star, whom Beaverhead high shared „ bu™.vll?g ,h™ are ,his V,lfe’ the southern crown last year as Mrs. Elizabeth Rife; a sister, Mrs. the result of a 6-6 championship Maidie Van Etten of Missoula, game. Harlowton defeated Har- and several cousins, Frank, Edgar din, 32-19, to tie up the Yellow- and Ike Rife of Medicine Lodge, stone race. ian(l Mrs. Helen Duff of Los An- Coach Johnson said negotiations are under way to have the divi sional championship game played in Dillon, either Friday or Satur wi? cSlT slriSi Sva ElfeJlT b o ih^V liigto, S T L n S K r a i and B^b was again elected secretary- Idah Thursday. 1 - - treasurer. _______ L_ Delegates and members from i Gosman, from the State univer- ; ; ~ 77 . 1 sity at Missoula, and Misses Bun- R. Word has been received here of 1 ny j ackson and Sylvia Christen- niver the birth of an eight-pound i sen from the state college at the Wisdom and Wise Women’s clubs and the Billon daLghtCT\to Mr. and W rI Lo7en! Shakespeare club were in attend- Cur“ utt of Billings, formerly of, °ze™ ______________ ___ ail 0 e'r-. r 3 ^Unca?1°,n served in Dillon. The new arrival was bom ! ^ St. James guild hall at 1 nov 3 an(j hag been named Lo-1 The Beaverhead county high 0 clock, by members of the Alma rean Eiaine. Mrs. Curnutt ■was(school board of trustees held its Matrons, over 40 were present Mrs. Jones presided at a morn geles. A son, Fred, of the navy ing session which opened at H I doinp rdee v air corps, was killed m an air- o’clock and included reports of i L the former Jean Meeke of Dillon. \ regular meeting last night at the Both mother and daughter are office of Co. Supt. of Schools plane crash in France last year. The funeral was held this after reports committees, officers and members, j Each club reported on its pro- 1 Christine Opp. i day of next week. Local fans ’ noon from the Brundage funeral gram anci project plans for the j are enthusiastically backing him home chapel. The Rev. F. M. Lo- nex^ year. Mrs. Ben H. Davis in that effort. They believe that Kee of the Presbyterian church in gave an interesting review of the! since the opposing team’s city was Butte conducted the rites and m- Dillon youth center’s activities; given last year’s championship was In Mountain View and its objectives. First Issue of Montanomal for game, Dillon should have this cemetery, year’s contest, all other consider ations being equal. The undefeated Beavers exact ly duplicated their previous vic tory over Anaconda’s Saints Sat urday night, having defeated them here earlier in the season, 19-0. Chuck Davis accounted for two j The first issue of the Montano- of the touchdowns, racing around' mal, Montana State Normal col end to score from the 18-yard' lege campus publication, for the line in the first half, then plung- new academic year was publish ing through center for the added ed this week, point. From the Beaver 22-yard * Alice Davis is editor of the pa- line late in the final period he per, and the staff includes Jessie passed to Porter, in the clear on Knox, associate editor; Joe Tay- the Saints 18-line, for another lor, assistant editor; Ann Jakovac, The afternoon program follow- ! ing the luncheon featured ad- ! dresses by Prof. Rush Jordan of 'the Montana State Normal col- I lege faculty, on “The Charter of ! the United Nations and Its Im- Following its war-time closing, one of Dillon’s oldest business V p a r P l l l l l i q l l p f l plications,” and by Paul Ander- firms the Dillon Bottling Works, A V U 1 A U K / l i O l l L / U _____ / . A l l f l i T A o f f r v n I , ’ ■ * ________ a ? ________ _ * a - l to , ___ ONE OF CITY’S OLDEST FIRMS IS REOPENING ------------ ® ----------------------- - ---------------------------------- Dillon Bottling Works Rc\ T?anpliprK ITi*flrinß* sumes Operations After K - a n c n e r s u r g i n g War-Time closing Retention River Bridge Near City „„„„„ *n a Petition presented to the son, also of the college staff, on I hag resumed operations with Don- Beaverhead county board of com “Some Factors in the Educational ! ald and Harold Wheat, grandsons — “♦ - ------- ----- Situation.” 10f the founder, as the proprietors. Sen, George M. Gosman has down. The plant was closed in Janu ary, 1943, due to the illness and subsequent death of E. L. Wheat. His sons, in military service, were unable to continue the business. With the war over, they are able to reopen the plant. __ , , , | Harold Wheat received his dis- touchdown. business manager; Norma Walsh, i ers alike welcomed a heavy snow- ■ charge Oct. 12 after serving over Minutes later, Harrison inter- assistant business manager; Cath- 'storm that blanketed the county: three years. He served as an en- cepted a Saint pass and returned erine Roberts, Margaret Maiden Monday afternoon and evening.: listed man in the headquarters it 30- yards for the final touch- and Alice Knox, typists, and Han- Though the snow melted rapidly 10f the Ninth service command and Musical entertainment during the afternoon included vocal solos by Miss Olive Kennedy, accom panied by Ralph McFadden. SNOWSTORM WELCOME Beaverhead ranchers and hunt- FETER E. McBRIDE (Please Turn to Page 4) I saw the game. na May Meriman, Betty Ostby, in the Beaverhead valley, it reception center at Fort Douglas Helen Burt, Vera Robertson a —3 ----- '— 3 \ ^ \ ,1 ’\■»*’**«• - • ’ ’ ----- — -- Clyde Jarvis, try-out reporters. been named chairman of the A large number of Dillon fans Helen Burt, Vera Robertson and reached a depth of several inches and received his commission as,®?“ dec ‘ s. in the higher altitudes. j (Continued on page 8 ) 1 highway missioners at its monthly session this week, ranchers who reside north of the “River Bridge” a mile north of Dillon, asked that the bridge be retained after the new highway and bridge are con structed sometime during the coming year. Retention of the bridge will be a great convenience to them, they declared, considerably de^ creasing the distance from their ranches to town. V The board approved the peti->; tion but told the ranchers that the final decision rests with the state commission. » w - .u SU *