The Dillon Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1891-1962, February 01, 1956, Image 1

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Tri-State Minerals Çom V I S T O R , C A L S O Q ¡ O t - m o n t a n a r helena party's New Talc Plant Published in Interests of Beaverhead County • 1 T h e S outhei /jopos The DILLON IBOUojem tre »S tate Official County Newspaper Volume LXV— Number 31 Dillon, Montana — Wednesday, February 1, 1956 B 0 of C Activities in State and County Brought out at Well Attended Annual Dinner Thursday A large attendance at thé an-, Chamber; Past President Frank 17‘ , w • o x i » X » I _ , __ . _ ----- U1U.ON PORTRAIT STUDIÒ PHOTO View of Tn-State’s new talc mill and warehouse on Union Pacific Railroad siding near Barrett’s Station, which went into production yesterday. nual dinner of the Beaverhead Chamber of C ommerce last Thursday night at the Elks lodge heard past and future activities of the Chamber outlined at the state, county and city level. Among the speakers introduced by Lt. Gov. George M. Gosman, were William Browning, presi­ dent of the Montana Chamber'of Commerce, Helena; President Dan Carpita of the Beaverhead Government Will t Provide Marker Lasich; City Water Commissioner Bert Megquier, representing— Mayor Phillip J. Lovell; and State Representative George Gleed. Re- cenet Past Presidents of the Chamber included George Ander­ sen, Don Wheat, Herb Wheat, and : Frank Hazelbaker. Introduced as present members of the Board of Directors were Carpita, Leonard; Mashino, Bruce Watters, Dave Williams, W. B. Tobey, Howard Puye'ar, Clark D’- , Evelyn and Lou Larsen. Retiring members were Lasich, Tom 'Mc­ Govern, Bruce Risley and Don Berger. Mrs. Marie Gibbons was introduced as the new secretary of the Chamber. . . ,, . , . , j,... . _ — lhlloh portrait studio photo North side of mill showing old facilities formerly, used. These structures are now obsolete and will be removed. TRI-STATE M INERALS NEW TALC M ILL STARTED PRODUCTION YESTERDAY; OPERATIONS! EXPAND Beaverhead bounty's newest in- erations at the ¡Stone Creek mine dustry, the production of treated talc, started yesterday at Tri- State Minerals’ new plant near Barrett’s Station south of Dillon. When opérations reach full capa­ city the new Raymond rolling are resumed in the spring. The plant will continue to supply the Ogden mill with crude talc for treatment ] Mr. John Pyner, district man­ ager of Tri-Stato,' is here from m ill w ill treat about 150 to*1? °t iOgdefuas-the plant begins produc- rmnp fair* nailv fnr inmnimr *.•cx^xZ __ ir ; _____________ i_ _ j ; • crude talc daily for shipping. Some 20 men are employed now at the Axe’s Canyon mine and at the mill but the number will be substantially increased when op­ tion. Tri-State Minerals is a divi­ sion of Southern California' Min­ erals with headquarters in Los Angeles. Mr. Walter K. Skeoch of Los Angeles! is the owner. The plant here, which, rises to the height of a ¡six-story building, is of concrete and steel construc­ tion, and is electrically operated throughout. The Montana Power Company recently completed con­ struction of a ¡new transmission line from Dillon to the plant. Ernest Nygren of Dillon is su­ perintendent of over-all opera­ tions here and ¡Edward Nettick-of Dillon is the mill foreman. The mill was installed under Annual Ag Day to Be at Elks Hall Tues., February 21 The Beaverhead Soil Conserva­ tion District supervisors have set the date of their annual Agricul­ tural Day for Tuesday, February 21 according to Art Christensen, chairman of the board of super­ visors. Arrangements have been madej to hold the meeting at the Elks’ Hall. Included in the program will be a film “Return to Eden,” a Forest Service film which gives an excellent description of the need for conservation. Some ex­ cellent speakers have also been engaged for Agricultural Day. A lunch will be served at noon for -all cooperators and guests. This lunch will be sponsored by the machinery dealers . in the county. ' In conjunction with' the Agri­ cultural Day the “Marketeering ( Caravan” will have their display. This display is put by Montana State College to give the latest information on agricultural en­ gineering and marketing. Treasurer o f Beaverhead Unit, American Cancer ' Society, Reports $131 Mrs. Marie Anderson, treasurer of the Beaverhead unit of the American Cancer' Society, today made a financial statement for the unit from June 15, 1955— ______ __ _ ___ _ when the last report was rendered | ers who hadn’t seen the latest Beaverhead .Wool Meeting Feb. 8 ;t In New Vo-Ag Shop The annual meeting of the Bea­ verhead Wool Pool will be held at the new Vocational Agriculture shop in Dillon »starting at 10 am. on Wednesday, February 8, ac­ cording to. Harry Andrus, presi­ dent of the board of directors. The program will start out with a tagging demonstration and dis­ cussion of preparation of wool. A lunch will be served at noon. Reports will be given by the president, treasurer and secretary. Jim Drummond, head of the Mon­ tana Wool Laboratories, will dis­ cuss the individual grading of the Pool. And Everett Shuey, secre­ tary of the Montana Wool Grow­ ers Association, will tell the group of the wool support program. Anyone interested in the pro­ gram is invited to attend. The F.F.A. boys from the Bea­ verhead Chapter will help with the arrangements for the meeting. On RldmgS Gf3V6 | mote Montana’s industrial growth Hairy S. ¡Ridings, World War I and also to increase the volume o f , Manager ¡Browning told of ac­ tivities at the state level to pro- W. W. HAWKINS ATTEND^ ANNUAL BANK MEETING I au “ e a S ¿ T s t e b ^ h “the S t i t ^ the supervision of Charles Rich- 'HELD IN MINNEAPOLIS 1 of the Dillon nian as the true veteran who died in Dillon last May 9, was rightfully identified under that name, army 'serial number and service record, ac­ cording to, word received Mon­ day by. James McCashin, Butte, service officer .in this district for the Veterans Welfare Commis­ sion. ■ ' 4 ** The prior death of another man in Texas. under the identical name,,' army serial number, and war service record, had produced a mystery that baffled at least three government agencies in de- | termining which man was the true Ridings. Harry S. Ridings had-been known in and around Dillon since 1933 and his effects at the time of his death contained his original army discharge. McCashin in. his -routine pro­ cedure o f checking on veterans to secure any government benéfits to which they may be entitled, made application for a government marker for the grave of the man who died here. He was astonislfed to. leàm from the office of\ the Quartermaster General that a marker had already been suppliéd for a veteran who dièd in a gov» eminent hospital in Texas under the 1 identical name and serial- number—the same birthdate and place, in fact. In the course 61 following up state tourist business, now a ma­ jor industry which last year brought , some $90 million to the state. He pointed out the need for coordinating local and state -ef­ forts in reaching objectives and said that such. teamwork is of vital importance if maximum re- : suits are to be obtained. He pointed out. the different mediums through which Montana is being advertised — illustrated folders, movies, articles by out- - door writers in national maga­ zines, and newspaper, magazine and radio advertising. Colored (Please Turn to ’Page 6j . Rotarians Told ardson of Los Angeles, mainten­ ance engineer at Hughes Aircraft, who is on loan to Tri-State. He supervised trial runs and is train­ ing the local crew in mill opera­ tions. The former crushing plant and structures will be removed from the site in the clean-up opera­ tions. c At the modem plant, the talc ore trucked from the mine is (Continued on page 8) Car Owners Rave Until Feb. 15 ToRet 1956Tabs ConfSsion added to confusion yesterday when it was \announced that the deadline for securing motor vehicle tabs for 1956 had- been extended to Feb. 15. In spite of the cold wave, the county assessor’s and treasurer’s offices were swamped yesterday (Tuesday) morning by car own- and the balance on hand remit­ ted to the Society—through yes­ terday, January 31, 1956. The amount on hand was $131 which included a remittance of $15 from Mrs. Walter Gnose of Wise River, and $116.00 received since June 15 as memorials to the following deceased residents of Beaverhead and Silver Boy coun­ ties, with Dillon the place of resi­ dence unless otherwise noted: Mrs. Nellie McFadden, Mrs. Afina Mautz, Mrs. Annie Samal, Wise River; Margaret Ann Willey, Wisdom; J. Fred Woodside, Ros- coe C. McLaughlin, J. C. Wedum, Harold M. Warner, Otto K. Boét- bulletin. By afternoon however, the word was out and business slackened. The time extension has been customary for years but as late as Monday press and. radio re­ ports said that the Tuesday, Jan. 31 deadline held, and arrests for non-compliance would follow. Previously and until last week, it had been announced that the customary time extension would be made again this year only to be contradicted as Jan. 31 ap­ proached. Anyway, according to a Helena announcement by Super­ visor Alex Stephenson, owners W. W. Hawkins, president o f ) the First National Bank of Dillon Was in Minneapolis last week to attend the Northwest Bancorpora- . tion annual group conference of' affiliated banks and companies Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27, at the Leamington Hotel. In attendance were managing officers, and other senior officers from the various affiliates in the seven-state area of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Da­ kota, Nebraska, Montana and Wisconsin. The affiliates' successful record for the year 1955 was reviewed and á thorough appraisal of the prospects for 1956 were consid­ ered. The conference included busi­ ness meetings at the Leamington Hotel, with a dinner at‘the Min­ neapolis Club given by North­ west Bancorporatiofi on Thurs­ day. Friday the group concluded their business session at noon and travelled to St Paul for a tour through the newly remodeled Empire National Bank, an affil­ iate of Northwest Bancorpora- tion.. The two-day session closed with luncheon at the Minnesota Club in St Paul on Friday. Square Dance Festival A t College Gym on March 10 Being Planned Thé Square Dance Festival sponsored each year by the Bea- vérhead County Farm Bureau will take place again this year in the gymnasium at Western Col­ lege on Saturday evening, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. Calls for the dances are being mailed to all schools, 4-H clubs as (Continued on page 8) Prohosky Looks Over Prairie Route with Engr. Program at WMCE Norman Stubbs of Western Col­ lege told Dillon Rotarians Mon­ day night that a loan of $400,000 ; has- been, applied for to finance! construction of a building pro­ gram at the college which em-, braces apartments for married students,, a men’s dormitory and a student union building., . Steve Foster, on the editorial staff of the high school.year book, The Beaver, explained the plan; for financing the I elaborate^ publi­ cation b y advertisements ,and “page sponsors.” -'He said that the ' cost of publishing the anfiuaT would be about $1,600. ! i \George Schotte of Butte ap- ' peared as-a booster for the min­ ing city’s new ball park to house its Copper-Sox team in the Pion­ eer League this year. He asked» _ for support of Dillon fans as “in County Commissioner John Ithe old days” .in supporting the Prohosky last week accompanied league. Bob O’Regan also dis-,, State Highway Engineer Lou ! cussed the project and said that Chittam of Butte, and district plant for‘the new. maintenance Supervisor 1 C. L. park has already arrived. He said Fitzsimmons of Dillon on a trip that the plant as planned will cost- through parts of the lower Horse in the neighborhood of $200,000. Prairie to view an additional 9- THE WEEK’S WEATHER Winter clamped a tighter hold mile segment on the present Arm» stead -to Salmon, Idaho, route. Previous sections of the high- . . _ way already constructed, start at on the Dillon area during -the the Idaho line and include a seg- week and sub-zero weather oc- ment of slightly over five miles curred nightly and lasted .well graded by the U. S. Forest Ser­ vice, and a connecting link of. 15 miles constructed by the state; as secondary highway. This brings the present 20 miles of highway within a mile and one-half of Grant. The - additional segment of nine miles viewed last Thursday by the party will, when' the road is constructed, bring the route close -to the» Skelton or Metlen ranch. This temporarily terminates the route outside of the reservoir site of the darkens Canyon Dam, ac­ cording to Bureau of Reclama­ tion surveys:-« From this terminal poifit, Com­ missioner Prohosky said it' will be. possible when the final link is built to' skirt the reservoir to con into the day at the week ending Tuesday (yesterday). Tuesday morning brought reported low readings at. Wisdom, -41, Arm-' stead, -31, among the coldest spots but Barmack came through with the lowest of ^ll,..-54. Since today was markedly colder than yes­ terday, it seems fair'to assume- that Bannack may.haVe recorded at least a -60. - A t the weather station at West­ ern College,-records kept by |Ob- server Osborne showed a total precipitation for the month of .51* i inch. At- 2 O’clock this afternoon the Union Pacific station thermo- ; meter registered four above. Date Day * H L P Jan. 25 Wednesday .<..18 Jan;. 26 Thursday____12 _ Jan. 27 Friday ... . ...... 26 nect with U.S. Highway 91, or e x - ...... ................. .............. . tend it to Armstead if the reser- Jan. 28 Saturday ..... J.24 voir project is not carried out. i Jan. 29 Sunday ...... 17 -3 -6 4 -4 0 T T Prohosky said that Engineer Jan. 30 Monday . ........ 12 -13 — ------ .. ----- — r --------- , ---------- and other youth and adult groups, L . ----- ----- 4 -------- m „ „„ iicuuiu Mi. n « iu u , vjiui < 1 . have until Feb. 15 to get their besides the Farm Bureau units Chittam plans to have a crew sur- Jan. 31 Tuesday .... ..... 6 -18 . richer, Melrose; afid Roy E.-Mur- 1956 tabs without risking penal- ¡All iriterested people are asked to ,vey and stake the 9-mile exten- Average for Week 16 -7 : ray, Sr., Butte. I ties. I (Continued on pace 8) | sion within a few days. | Precipitation for January, .51

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