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Dillon Delegation Confers in Helena With HW Officials Mayor Phillip J. Lovell today headed a group of Dillon business men in a conference with State Highway Engineer Scott P. Hart at Helena, regarding the change in routing U. S. Highway 91 through Dillon’s business section. The Dillon groupsincluded rep resentatives of the City Council, the High School Board, the Cham ber of Commerce, and the busi ness mien's committee which op posed \the change, and was com posed of Paul Puyear, Dan Car- pita, Eddie Hilger, Tom McGov ern, and Mayor Lovell. Purpose of the conference is .to obtain first-hand information on the implications and effects such a change in routing would have. Mayor Lovell said that in the past few days he had been ad vised that the change, which was approved at the last, regular city council meeting, would have no drastic effect on the route mark ings. He said that according to his understanding, the present route would still be designated and marked as an “alternate route” for U.S. 91. ' The main objection of business men to the proposed change &as that it would abritrarily impose a removal of the present guide signs through the business section for U.S. 91, and that tourists follow ing the signs along the, new route would automatically by-pass the business section at a costly loss to business places that now enjoy a healthy tourist trade. The high school board objected on the grounds that a route pass ing on two sides of the building would create a hazard, and noise of trucks during school hours would be a nuisance. \From the council’s view-point, the city would be benefited by “strip” paving with no cost at all, historical society -PP MONTANA Published in the Interests JflEiaEeHtf&d County T he Soi • ^ T reasure S tate The. D ILLO N Official County Newspaper Volume LXV— Number 34 Dillon, Montana -r- Wednesday, February 22, 1956 ' Future U .S . 91 Super Highway Will Reduce, Rather Than Increase, Tributary Roads, Delegation Told f s a i a \ James G . Darrett Cited by Jaycees As Beaverhead’s Outstanding Young Farmer at A g Day Ceremony James G. Barrètt, 30-year-old | said, is to call public attention to Horse Prairie rancher, yesterday the importance of agriculture in received the Junior Ghamber of j America’s progress. Thé awards Commerce award as Beaverhead ¡are made to young men who have county’s O u t s t a n d i n g Young ¡ made outstanding progress I in Farmer of 1955, Presentation of ¡their chosen agricultural careers the Certi.cate of Award was a | and have demonstrated that farm- highlight of the Agricultural Day i ing is a profitable and satisfying 1 luncheon at the Elks’ Club? and | occupation, was made by Jaycee Président Bill McCart. Barrett automatically becomes a candidate for the state citation as Montana’s Outstanding Young Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the- Bozeman Winter A new concept in highway building such as U.S. 91’s new route being surveyed west of Dil lon will be the reducing, rather than increasing, the number of roads which join it, according to an article in The Great Falls Tri bune last Friday, Feb. 17. As early as 1919, Beaverhead county commissioners were told by.-a Bureau of Public Hoads en gineer, U. S. Marshall, that U.S. 91 when built would eventually be come one of the main military highways entering the state. The federal system of interstate routes In meeting qualifications as can didates for the award the nom inees must have followed careful conservation practices of natural and soil resources, as well as hav ing participated in and contrib- _ _ _ _ uted constructively to the well- Fair in'March,'and in turn*be- being of their community. Men Straugh Bulldogs Achieve 100 Goal In Season Windup ; Western’s champion Bulldogs detonated a 105-62 bomb at the college igym here last night to end their 1955-56 Montana Collegiate comes a candidate for one of the four national awards to be made in the late spring. McCarf explained how the se- or curb-to-curb paving with the lection was made by the anony- city sharing one-fourth of the mous board of judges following a total cost, on six blocks along the n o m i n a t i n g period of several new route. ; weeks. Purpose of the award, he Big Attendance Marks Second Ag Day Program Held in Dillon Yesterday All parts of the county were Grant-by Jaycee President-Bill- represented at the second annual McCart. Agricultural Day program held at Emmett Blomquist was re-elec- the Elks Hall here yesterday un- ted to the board of District Super- der the auspices of the District. visors, of which Arthur Christen- Soil Conservation Supervisors, sen is chairman and other mem- The day’s program included a bers are Rudy Polish, Lee Mar- highly interesting film, “Return ; tinell and Orville Sparrow, i to Eden,” furnished by the Allis-, Speakers on the afternoon pro- Chalmers company through their'! gram included Rex Campbell, ex local dealer, the P. J. Lovell Com- ‘ tension conservationist and Dr. O. pany. The film began the program 1 o . Thomas from the Animal In- at 10:30 a.m. and was followed by dustry department of Montana a luncheon hour with farm im- ’ state College, Bozeman; Tom Mc- plement dealers of the county as Nulty, Dillon, of the Agricultural hosts, and an afternoon of m- Stabilization a n d Conservation, structive talks. The Marketeer- , administration, who explained the mg Caravan proved a very popu- j program and particularly its lar exhibit and added much to the ¡newer phases, meeting. A feature of the lunch- i Farm implement dealers who ,. e presentation of the I sponsored the luncheon, with the Outstanding Y o u n g Farmer j white Cafe as caterer, were J. W. award to James G. Barrett of ¡Walters Garage, the P. J. LoveU ! ¡Company, Mockel’s Farm Equip- jment, Cochrane Motors, and Col lege Motors of.DiUon and Helm ing Brothers and the Basin Mer- I cantile Company of Wisdom. The attendance was excellent I and concensus' of opinion was that' the multi-feature program was highly informational and interest- selected must be between the ages of 21 and 36. They must be de pendent upon their agricultural occupation for at least two-thirds of their annual income. In reviewing the record of James G. Barrett, it was noted that he is 30 years old, married to the former Evelyn Davis and that the couple have three children. He is a partner with his brother, Desmond Barrett, on a ranch of 6,000 deeded acres near Grant, on Horse Prairie. The brothers have been engaged in raising Hereford cattle since 1947 when they be came operators of the r family ranch. Numerous improvements to the physical assets in the construction of farm buildings, corrals, fences, irrigation system, as well as in management have been made. Mr. Barrett was Highly praised for his (Continued on page 8) according to The Tribune, now embraces three: U.S. 87 from Bil- - lings south to the Wyoming line; -. U.S.' 10 across the .state east and west ad U.S. 91 from Idaho to the Canadian line. Facts concerning plans for the federal interstate system came out in a conference of the State High way Commission and representa tives of the Big Horn County El ectrical • Cooperative last Thurs day. “Cooperative, members^pro- , tested that if present plans for re- - construction of U.S.. 87 at Lodge; Grass are carried out their new\ $100,000 office building will ‘be in' a hole’ approximately six, feet be low the level of the highway.” ■ The delegates from Lodge Grass were' told that the speed with which the .new system 1 will be constructed so as to serve traffic ■ anticipated in 1975 depends lar gely • on how much ‘money the present congress authorizes. It was explained that the Federal Bureau of Public Roads ‘¡will dis courage the creation of new ap proaches to the high -speed route and eventually will- require in terchanges so that there no longer will be a possibility for a left turn into oncoming traffic in order to get it off the interstate system to another road or street. “No one will be denied the right to get on or off the interstate highways but the point of access; is expected to decrease as traffic grows. Most communities,w'ill-be skirted by the through routes and small towns may end up with only one point of entry,” the Tri bune said. Gov. Aronson and Party Banquet Guests at Jackson Governor J. Hugo Aronson- will be the principal guest and speaker j ¿ g . ■ tonight at the Washington’s birth- j ‘ __________________ day banquet of B e a v e r h e a d ; county Young Republicans at the N n F i i r r f i e r A c t i o n Diamond Bar Inn at Jackson. \ , . Honor guests include Mrs. Aron- ' P l a n n e d i n r a t a l son and daughter and thé gover-lu . . nor’s executive secretary, Wesley, H W l T I I l g M C C IQ6I11 Castles, and Mrs. Castles and fam- i . ily ' I No further action is contem- Among. those attending from ' P^Îed in the death of John Buk- from Dillon are Mr._and Mrs. ^ fjh Butte, who was killed by a Cliff Mockel, Mrs. J. H, Gilbert and O. A. Bergeson. Mr. Mockel and Mrs. Gilbert are, respectively, chairman and i vice chairman of. the county Republican Central Committee. M r ., Bergeson and Mrs. Fred Hirschy of Jackson are members of the Republican State Central, Committee. T h e Governor’s p a r t y w a s scheduled to arrive at the Inn yesterday and plan's for their en tertainment included . snowplan- ing this morning at Jackson, and a coffee hour - in1 honor of Mrs. Aronson, from 2 to 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Don Anson home in Wisdom. Mrs. Hirschy and .Miss Amy Stephens, p r e c i n c t committee member from 1 Wisdom and a member of the Young Republi cans’ club, have been active in ar ranging for the banquet and en tertainment The banquet is set for 6:30 this evening. hunter’s bullet in the Vipond Park area of Beaverhead county on Nov. 19, it was said last Sat urday by County Attorney Carl U . S . Court Rules Ermont Mines Be Paid Damages Ermont Mines, Inc., a prosper ous gold mining company operat ing near The Ten Mile in the Ar- genta district until it was closed down by a government war dir ective in 1942, is eligible to re ceive damages from the govern ment according to a ruling by the U. S. Court of Claims ruling made last Monday. The Ermont at times employed close to 100 min ers. The court referred to a commis sioner the determination of the amount of damages due the Er mont company of Beaverhead county, for their losses, and in cluded four other gold-mining companies in the ruling: Idaho- Maryland Mines Corp., Nevada county Calif.; Central .Eureka Mining Co., Sutter Creek, Calif.; Alaska-Pacific Consolidated Min ing Co., Willow Creek, Alaska; and Bald Mountain Mining o., of Lawrence county, S.D. Coach Bill Straugh Conference basketball campaign with a resounding victory over the Northern Lights of Havre. Western won the conference crown with a 9 won, 1 lost, record. Northern joined the School of Mines in the cellar with the re verse count of 1-9. Donnie ' Donovan, - former Bea ver star, ¡led the Biilldog scoring with 26 points. Ed Ellingson and Byron Knudsvig were high dor Northern with 16 points each. At halftime, with Coach Bill Straugh clearing the bench, the | (Continued on page\ 8) M. Davis. The transcript of pro- ' The court found that an order ceedings of the coroner’s inquest issued by the War Production was reviewed-by County Attorney I Board Oct. 8, 1942, amounted to a Davis and by District Court Judge 1 temporary taking of property by Philip C. Duncan in determining if further action is warranted. The coroner’s jury, at the in quest in Butte on Jan. 11, re turned a verdict finding the cause of death due to a bullet fired by another hunter, John M. Rogers, the government for which just compensation must be paid under the 5th Amendment to the Consti tution. Homestake Mining Company brought suit for the close-down of its mine at Lead, South Dakota, of Butte. Testimony of Rogers’, largest^gold producer in theuouh- supported by that of witnesses,' 4 4 was to the effect that visibility in the area was poor at the time of the accident due to falling and blowing snow. Rogers and Buk- vich were in separate hunting try. The court ordered that the case brought by Homestake be sent back to a commissioner. for triad to determine the amount of damages to be paid. Principal owner of Ermont parties which had used different I Mines is the R. B. Caswell Estate routes and Rogers believed Tiis snd associates in Portland. The party to be the only one in the property was originally located area. by the late D. V. Erwin and (Continued on p&g* 8) others, of Dillon. > BRIGGS, MARTINELL NOMINATED FOR VIGILANTE DIRECTORS i G. ¡H. Briggs and Paul Martin- ell were nominated, for directors of the Vigilante Electric Cooper ative at the meeting1 of member- users in District No. 9, held at the Dell Community Hall Mon day. The ¡district includes the Lakeview, Monida, Dell and Lima areas. Briggs is presèntly serving on the board of directors. The election will be held dur ing the annual business meetihg of the coopérative here on Satiir- day, March 31. Five directors’ terms expire this year. Following the elections by the various , dis tricts, the board will hold a re organization meeting. INTERNATIONAL STONE PASSED T ( f DILLON ! , . KIWANIANS. AT MEETING Members of thfe‘Dillon chapter of Kiwanis International were guests of the. Sheridan . chapter last night at the \yeekly meeting in BetHtny Hall, Sheridan. Dillon members were presented the “In ternational Stone, from Canada, which is making the rounds of Montana chapters. It had been presented to the Sheridan chap ter the previous week by Butte Kiwanians who were guests there, and will in turn be passed on by the Dillon chapter. No Service Stations, Motels, Lunch Counters on Main System \ Filling stations, motels, lunch: counters probably won’t blossom along the route . .as they have ih the past, because of thei increase in traffic hazards caused by- dri- : vers turning .off at undesignated spots: “Those' who anticipate a choice location or a- profit on ' realty . . . probably will find their establishments reachable , only by service roads which wiH connect with the main route at controRed (Continued on page 8) Williams Praises Swiss Scelnery In Talk at Rotary .An interesting talk illustrated, with, scenes of European cities . and ¡countrysides was made by Bernard Williams at the weekly: meeting of the Dillon Rotary club Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Wilt '. liams traveled through the British ' Isles and Europe last suihmer, • Among the interesting . scenes were several taken in London and I Paris. Mr. Williams said that the scenery in Switzerland was of surpassing grandeur and that the Swiss countryside and towns were the neatest and cleanest of any they visited. - ? Darlene Reamer was the high school guest of the month. , ■ THE W EEK’S WEATHER At 2\o’clock this afternoon the unshaded thermometer at the' Union Pacific station registered ,a spring-like 50 above, with a mild chinook blowing. The official reading at Western College, this morning was 29 above. < , During the past week, however;. winter kept an icy grip on the area, with a gradual warming-up ' period which started Monday. . Recprds kept by Observer L. A:°- Osborne at the college station- showed the temperature. fluctua- ;■ tions for the week ending yester- - day (Tuesday) as follows: Date Day H . L . P Feb. 15 Wednesday ....18 -10 .02 • Feb. 16 Thursday ........12 -23 .01- Feb. 17 Friday, .......... 22 5 - i Feb. 18 Saturday- ........26 6-v — j Feb. 19 Sunday ............28\ 2 — Feb. 20 Monday ..... . 37 13 -r- Feb. 21 Tuesday . ...... 46 30 — Averaige for week ........27 - 7 . ’ Total Precipitation .03