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H H istorical society OF M O N T A N A H e l e n a NO COMMENT By JAMES W. DOUTHAT Tfie column, ‘\No Comment,\ should not be regarded as necessar ily reflective of NAM position or policy, for it is a reporting or inci dents and conversations which its author thinks might be of general interest. 4-H Club Leaders’ Officials Republicans Are Worried WASHINGTON — Politics now reigns supreme. It is the one over-riding conversation piece. With the election only a month off, the campaign is now Teaching its peak. Testings have been made. Both parties think they have gauged public sentiment — discovered their own strong and weak points — probed those of the opposition. As of now the ap praisals run about like this: Republicans are in trouble. Re ports from around the country confirm that Democratic opti mism is not merely a morale building technique to fire up party workers. The trouble spots are wide-spread — too much so to explain as due to local situa tions. So, Republicans, from the president down, are revising — stepping up the campaign. Mr. Eisenhower will make more ap pearances, Mr. Nixon will cover more territory. Speeches will at tack, not just defend. What has caused the shift? Basically one fact. It is a belated recognition that COPE—the CIO- AFL political action subsidy — is ready to do a job. And at the moment, “the signs bear a re markably similarity to 1948. Polls then showed Mr. Dewey running ahead of Mr. Truman in the fact of reports that Republi can congressional c a n d i d a t e s were in difficulty. The assump tion was that Dewey would carry enough at least to pull through a slim majority of Republican con gressman. The reverse happened. Democratic candidates, rolling up (Continued on page 4) Right or Wrong by George M. Melton “There’s a great day coinin’ In the morning.” It ' doesn’t seem so long ago, since Henry Ford puttered with his new car in an old stable, while his wife held the, lantern. But sincë that time “puttering,” better described as research, has advanced by mighty leaps and bounds. The progress of engin eers and scientists in their search for knowledge and in applying their hew found knowledge to inventions for the betterment of mankind is almost unbelieveable. Specialists in all fields, daily discover new uses for old, abund ant material and develop new products that should give notice to all the world that the tomor row of America looms bright for thé welfare of all people. And the revolution in living wrought by research is just“ beginning. Oil men are experimenting with radiation; atomic scientists are exploring the properties of oil; the electrical industry has un earthed new chemicals; and spe cialists working in all fields and side by side have developed new families of alloys and plastics that would have been considered fantastic a few years ago. Just take à peek at one break through made by the Bell Tele phone Laboratories in 1948, after years of research into the struc ture of matter. They discovered, to the surprise of everyone, that silicon, (earth’s most abundant solid element) can be made to act like a vacuum tube; i.e., it will amplify an electrical signal. The result is a flea-sized gadget called a transistor and its manu facturer has developed a king- sized new industry. Transistors (Please Turn to Page 4) Mrs. Henry Horton, Butte, right, Alternate Vice President, and Mrs. C. E, Collette, Anaconda, District Vice President. 4-H Leaders from Nine Counties Meet Here Next Monday, Tuesday Boone Sparrow, Gayle Wheat, Billie Peterson, Verna Marie Jen kins, Joan Marie Connor, Carolee Kambich, Betty Carlson, Mar garet Ann Wolfe, Carol Duck, Carla Andrus, Donna Andrus, Carla Elizabeth Jensen, Clara Jensen, Mary Garrison, Joan Mc- Mannis, and Jeannette Keene. The conference at Dillon is for the southwest district o f . the state leaders association and at tending will be representatives from Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Powell, Granite, Jef ferson, Lewis and Clark,'Madison (Continued on page 8) Published tV the Interests o f Beaverhead County T he S outi : : ——* -M easure S tate . . i on The -u.i DILLON Official County Newspaper Volume LXVI-—Number 15' Dillon, Montana.— Wednesday, October 10; 1956 . Dr. Wilkins Praises Beaverhead County Cattlemen and Dr. Vinsel For Brucellosis Control Record will Thirty 4-H club leaders from Beaverhead county will attend a two-day district conference of the Montana 4-H Local Leaders As sociation to be held October 15 and 16 at the Western Montana College of „Education at Dillon, according to Lura Penwell, Home Demonstration Agent. Attending the conference from Beaverhead county will be: Mrs. Wayne Halstead, Mrs. Clarence Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Downing, Ben Slanger, Mrs. I. B. Jensen, Herb Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andrus, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Remely, Verne McMannis, Mrs. Helen Rush, Mrs. Elsie La den, Mrs. Delos Jenkins, Mrs. Isabell Strassér, Mr. and Mrs. Or ville Sparrow, Earl Willey, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schindler, Mrs. Tom Connor, Mrs. Royal Barney,- Holger Carlson, Emmett Blom- qdlst, Rudy Polish, Carl Kam bich, Mr. and Mrs. William Gar rison, Mrs. Maggie Bryan, Dale Metlen, Bob James, Parke Scott, Bruce Watters, John Markovich, Clark Canyon Co. Organization Meeting Is Held 3,492 Voters Are Eligible to Cast Ballots on Nov. 6 Registration of voters for the general election Nov. 6 is 3,492, it was announced Tuesday by County Clerk Dora Schmittroth. The total is i 9 less than the record registry ;i l for the presi dential election l 1952 when it reached 3,691 ar-- 72 less than for the general elec'on in 1954 when the total was 3 (4. Mrs. Schmit troth said there .vas a net gain of 341 from the primary election last June. A total of 276 voters regis tered since that time but there were 35 cancellations. JC ’ s Help Police With Ticket Sale To Finance Party Dillon Jaycees are helping the police department here to sell tickets for “The Stratton Story” to be presented at the Roberta theatre Wednesday and Thurs day nights to benefit the annual Halloween Party fund. For the past several years the department ! has raised funds to finance Hal loween parties for the younger children and teen agers of - the community as an entertainment to supplant the usual Halloween pranks. Until last year the fund was raised by solicited donations but last year a sponsored show Beaverhead county was cited for its outstanding record and commended in being the fourth county in the state to attain a modified-certified brucellosis-free status by Dr. H. F. Wilkins,- dir ector of disease control fori the Montana Livestock S a n i t a ' r y Board Monday afternoon. The doctor made a trip to Dillon to present the certificate to' the board of county commissioners. Doctor Wilkins pointed out that the county had actually attained its brucellosis rating in January, 1955, due to the excellent work done by Dr. I. W.- Vinsel, aided by the whole-hearted cooperation of Beaverhead cattlemen, j He said that Dr. Vinsel began his initial testing in 1953 which ultimately covered 50,055 cattle in 401 herds. Initial tests re vealed a fairly high incidence of infection in both the number of herds and the number of cattle, he said. By selling oft and elim inating reactors, and the contin ued program of testing and vac cination, he said- the number of infected herds has been reduced from 75 to 3 and the number of reactors to less than 100. Beaverhead was-one of the first counties in the state to start the program and at one time had a record of more vaccinations than the rest of the state combined. By January, 1955, herd infec tion was only 2.74 per cent while the percent of cattle reactors was only .0.92. He explained that one reactor in a herd constitutes an The Clark Canyon Water Sup ply Company was set up to do business as a corporation at a five-hour meeting at the court | was found to be more practical as h n i r c n T h m - c H o - i r m / r h t m h o « *-i _ _ . .■ house Thursday night, when a large turnout of stockholders elected a board of directors, adopted the by-laws presented by its special committee and pre pared to go through the organi zational procedure required for the East Bench Unit. Thus the $18.7 million Clark Canyon dam and its system of irrigation canals and distribution ditches moved a long step toward the day when heavy equipment actually begins the work of con struction. Reclamation Engineer A. F. Luchetti is preparing to move his (Continued on page 4) DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SAYS OLSEN AUTHOR OF 1951 OIL MEASURE HELENA — One of Montana’s leading and most respected Dem ocratic senators, Sen. George Wilson of Toole county, made the political news recently when he revealed in Billings that Attorney General Arnold H. Olsen in 1951 wrote the oil land lease law which he repeatedly has called “dishonest.” Gov. J. Hugo Aronson imme diately demanded that Olsen “quit ducking and dodging” and tell the people of Montana where he stands on the oil question. Ol sen repeatedly has said the 1951 leasing law, which sets a mini mum royalty of 12% per cent on state lands, is “dishonest.” The measure was passed unanimously by both houses and signed by Democratic Gov. John W. Bon ner. Senator Wilson, who was vice chairman of the senate oils and leases committee in the 1955 leg- (Pl#ase Turn to Pax« S) a means of financing the parties. The Stratton Story” features James Stewart, June Allyson, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Williams and Frank Morgan in the lead roles. . GOP Women Here Invite Public To Ike’s Birthday Joining with groups, from all over the state, the Beaverhead Republican Women’s club will give an “Ike’s Birthday Tea” at headquarters here next Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 o’clock to which everyone is invited. Mrs J. H. Gilbert, president of the county group said that “birthday cakes” made according to Presi dent Eisenhower’s favorite re ceipt will be served all visitors along with coffee and doughnuts. Mrs. Gilbert urges all local resi dents and visitors stop in at head quarters during the afternoon and sample the cake that Ike likes best. Ike’s favorite cake receipe is given in the Birthday Tea ad in this issue of the Exam iner. David McLaren Is Fatally Injured In Fall in Butte Funeral services for David Mc Laren, 33-year-old member of a prominent Dillon family who was fatally—injured, in an accidental fall from his window in a Butte hotel early Friday, will be held at 2 o’clock this (Wednesday) af ternoon at the Brundage chapel. Chaplain Luther S. Smith of Beaverhead Post, American Le gion, will conduct the; chapel ser vices and a firing squad and es cort of: Legion members will ren der military honors at the grave side in Mountain View cemetery. Pallbearers will be the six bro thers of. the deceased — Arthur,' Robert and Roy McLaren of Dil lon, Arley of Pocatello, Jack of Dayton, Wash., and Clyde of. Lewiston, Idaho. This community was profound ly shocked when word of David McLaren’s death was received (Please Turn to Page 6) infected herd. The designation as a modified-certified brucellosis- free area means that there is less than five per cent herd in fection and less than one per cent cattle infection, he said. He' said that under Dr. Vinsel’s- • vigorous testing program it had taken less than half the time- an ticipated for Beaverhead county to reach its present brucellosis rating. > In a letter to the county com- • missipners accompanying the cer tificate Dr, Wilkins congratulated ; (Continued on page 8) Tax Problems Are Discussed at Chamber Dreakf’st Senator Jack Brenner-discussed the anti-diversion amendment proposed to the state constitution restricting use of certain revenue for highway purposes at • the monthly breakfast' meeting of the- Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. He expressed the opinion that the measure is_ basically sound al though he is opposed to “clutter- ■ ing” the, constitution with -too many restrictions. He said,' how ever, .that a strong argument in favor of the measure, is that it should provide a sound base for future highway bond issues. Brenner also said it was of great importance at this time as a., means of providing sufficient funds for fuJi- participation .in- federal aid grants. He said Mon tana must provide $13,461,531 each year for the next 13 to meet the total federal aid grant ‘ of $442,957,000 for the highway de- ‘ velopment program. Carl Davis, county attorney, spoke strongly in favor o f the county referendum to be’ voted on in November with authorizes - an increase of three mills to the present 10 mill levy 'for the Bea verhead county road fund. He pointed out that the present tax revenue falls far short of meet ing elementary requirements in» county road building and main tenance. - Rep. Gleed stated that other, communities where funds permit, ■ are getting rodd construction aid- through the state highway pro- ■ gram. Taxes in general were- discussed by members present and several 1 expressed the opinion that taxes on real property are carrying an unfair share of the revenue-rais ing burden, and that the tax sys tem needs adjusting and property values standardized with those of other counites. ■ . ’ Parade, Football Game, Dances Will Feature W MCE Homecoming Oct. 20 BANKS, STATE LIQUOR STORE AND COUNTY OFFICES CLOSE FRIDAY Banks, county offices, the state liquor store and other state agen cies’ offices will be closed next Friday, Oct. 12, in observance- of Columbus day. However the post office, U. S. Forest Service and other federal offices as well as stores and other business pla ces do not observe this state legal holiday and will be open as usual. Plans for Homecoming Day at Western college were announced by the participating alumni asso ciation committee composed of Mrs. Walter Stamm, Mrs. Dee .A. Patton and Mrs. Walter Foster at the meeting of the Advance Western committee at last Sat urday’s luncheon; Homecoming Day- will be ob served Oct. 20 with a football game between the Bulldogs and School of Mines at Vigilante Field as the highlight of the fes tivities. The program will begin the evening before, with a bon fire rally and dance at the col lege. Registration will open at the Women’s Dormitory at 10:30 Sat urday morning until noon when the downtown parade will ’ be held, which will end at Vgiilante, Field, where kickoff time for the \ game has been set for 1:30. A coffee hour will be held at ¡the college snack bar from 4 to 6 p.m. and the alumni banquet i ; will be held at the Elks club im- ! mediately following. Master o f ' ceremonies will be Carl M. Davis, local attorney. An Alumni-Stu- dent dance will be. held at the college recreation hall after tne banquet. - ■■ ■ -. -• Of the groups arranging for Homecoming Day, Mrs. Stamm- is ; chairman of the alumni associa tion, William Straugh for the college, arid Joe Doohan, student body president at Western, is student chairman. THE WEEK’S WEATHER There were a few scattered showers in the county but for the , most part the week continued the dry spell and remained moder ately warm. Date Day - H L P Oct. 3 Wed. ....... ........ 75 30 — Oct. 4 Thurs. ................69 33 — Oct. 5 Fri .......... ............60 35 Oct. 6 Sat ............ 74 ¡31 — Oct. 7 Sun............ 80 35 — Oct. 8 Mon ............ 65 31 — Oct. 9 Tues. 54 30 — Average for week 68 32 Precipitation none I