The Dillon Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1891-1962, June 12, 1957, Image 1

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i 1« C L - t W A .. ' y ■ ■ s. ..i*- NO COMMENT By MUES V . Dounui State Association of Postmasters Is Holding Convention in Dillon The column, “No Comment,” should not be regarded as neces­ sarily reflective of NAM position or policy, for it is a reporting of incidents and conversations which its. author thinks might be of gen­ eral interest. WASHINGTON — Success or failure of the great economy drive — the “back home” revolt against the $71.8 billion budget — will be determined in the next few weeks. Federal budget pruners are disturbed over two factors which threaten the success of their economy drive. The first is an indirect attack by spokesmen for “big spenders” who claim that the cuts made so far are “phony” and will not ma­ terially reduce the budget as the money will have to be provided eventually. The second threat to the econ­ omy drive involves the time ele­ ment. The economy forces are afraid that during the vacation season, which already has started, people will lose interest in the fight being waged in Congress to cut federal spending. They resent the charge. that they have adopted a “meat ax” approach to budget cutting. The members of the appropriations committees who have devoted many long hours to hearing wit­ nesses and studying the volumin­ ous material presented to them by governmental agencies are in­ censed over efforts being made. by some to create the impression i that the reductions have not been 1 painstakingly worked out before! final action. j Mrs. Anna P Economy - minded legislators! pioneer matron claim the cries being raised against them are instigated by bureaucrats who have a vested interest in big federal spending. In defense of their position, they point to the huge carryover of funds totaling $143 billion which would be available to gov­ ernment agencies if all spending requests were granted thus year. Economy leaders point out that (Continued on rage 8) About 200 Montana postmast­ ers and their wives, from all sec­ tions of Montana arrived in Dil­ lon Monday for the two-day con­ vention of the Montana Post­ masters Association which began Tuesday morning. With 16 offi­ cials of the Postoffice Department in attendance, the meeting is one of the most important in recent years. Harry J. Andrus, president of the state association, called the opening session to order Tuesday- morning at the high school audi­ torium, at which time Mayor Phillip J. Lovell greeted and wel­ comed the delegates on behalf of the city. Registration of delegates and their wives started Monday af- 1 ternoon at convention headquar­ ters at the Andrus hotel. Mr. An­ drus was host at a President’s Party at the hotel at 6 p.m. Mon­ day, in honor of National Com­ mitteeman Ernest J. Collette. A smorgasbord was served in the Andrus Bar. Following the first business ses­ sion Tuesday morning, the visit­ ors were taken on a tour of the historic, route to Virginia City in the afternoon, where a dance was held in the evening at the Vir­ ginia City Elks Club. Following the sessions today, Wednesday, which will include election of officers, a tour of the Horse Prairie Pioneer Woman Died Saturday Western College campus has been arranged for this afternoon, and also a choice of side trips to Ban- nack or to fishing and recreation spots near Dillon. A banquetant the Dillon Elk’s Club will close the convention tonight. Principal speaker at the ban­ quet will be Sam G. Schwartz, regional director of post offices from Portland, Ore. Paul D. Bentley, inspector in charge, with headquarters in Seattle, will also be a banquet speaker. For Mr. Bentley, this will be his last offi­ cial visit to a postmasters’ con­ vention as he is retiring month. Published in the Interests of Beaverhead County T h e S o u t h e r n , G a t e t o t h e T r e a s u r e S t a t e The DILLON E * W !O O g IBOfJOJBIH -¿ V ì s i t a X ¿ i Í E R Wed., June 12, 1957 — Dillon, Mont. Vol. LXVI — No. 50 this Director of P . 0 . In Horthwest Is Banquet Speaker Right or Wrong by George M . Melton They too, were dreamers; that heart-rending band Whose mound-marked trails dis­ close the final odds Against man’s freedom quest, for space, for light. Oh, we are dreamers too who have at hand No faultless creed with which No faultless creed with which to sway the gods, Yet raise what lamps we hold against the night. E. S. Klossner. There is one new word which we can no longer get along with­ out It is “automation.” It is lar­ gely applied to switches, gadgets and what not that automatically control complex work cycles of new machines, performing varied' operations on pre-set time de­ vices. Whether we realize it or not, we are being literally pushed into a new supersonic world. And this applies both to flying and to the humble every day tasks that still confront the housewife or the of­ fice manager. If you will but take the time to read the following paragraph you must realize the terrific progress that is being made, before our very eyes, some things almost too fast for the mind to grasp. Now hear this: “The speeds and altitudes achieved by today’s aircraft have placed them beyond a hu­ man pilot’s physical resources, th e y ’ fly faster than he can think, decide and react — ex­ ert forces beyond his own strength or that old-tim e hy­ draulic system . “The answer: (automation) electro - mechanical devices w ith superhuman reflexes, sen­ sitivity and strength to cope w ith the phenomena o f super­ sonic flight. “Autopilots are being pro­ duced that can take over a v e ­ hicle’s controls and perform whatever maneuver the m ission requires. These supersonic ‘stand-ins’ are so sw ift, so sure, so sensitive, they can feel out sudden changes in a plane’s al­ titude and correct them before the pilot him self can sense them. “Autom atic landing systems now take over that groove an (Continuad bn Pag# 8) Mansfield, 91, of Beaverhead county and mother of James J. Mansfield, Horse Prairie rancher, died Saturday at the Christian Rest Home in Dillon. She had been ill for the past year. Mrs. Mansfield was born in Ire­ land on Feb. .11, 1866 and came t o Montana ; a n d Beaverhead county in the early 1880’s. She was married to James Mansfield in 1887. He died in 1916. She lived her entire adult life in Beaverhead county, at the Mansfield ranch near Grant un­ til a few years ago when she moved to Dillon. She was a de­ vout member of the St. Rose Catholic church in Dillon. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Mansfield of Grant; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella Mans­ field of St. Louis, six grandchil­ dren and 11 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and neph­ ews. Requiem mass was celebrated Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Rose church with the Rev. F. X. Lechner officiating. Rosary was recited Monday night at 8 o’clock at the Brundage Chapel. Burial was in the family plot in Mountain View cemetery. SAMUEL G. Regional P. SCHWARTZ O. Director . District School Graduates in County Reported Eighth grade graduates in schools outside of Dillon in Bea­ verhead county were as follows, according to County Superintend­ ent Mrs. Theo Bay: Millpoint: Chad G. Holland, Paul H. Beck. Argenta: Dennis H. Riley. Grant: Billie L. Law- son, George A. Younce. Wise Ri­ ver: Fred Green. Lima: Vernon J. Cornwall, Rus­ sell L. Gasser, Albert L. Meeds, Martha L., Foster, Margaret M. Harshner, J o y c e A. Merrell, Jeanette Pardonnet, Lynne Rob­ ertson, Carol J. Grover, Gordon R. Sheets, Arlo P. Jones. Wisdom: Maryellen Stephens, Irene F. Reamer, Rodger P. Adams, John C. Venrick. Bowen: D o n a l d L. Bacon. Armstead: Marilyn K. Smith. Polaris: Den­ nis L. Hayes. Dell: Robert M. Lohr. Jackson: Deane Pope, Am­ ber E. Lapham, James W. Boetti- cher. Red Rock: Samuel F. Mor­ ton. Perfect attendance records for the school year 1956-57 were c o m p i l e d b y the following: Grant: Judith Christensen. Lima: Howard Cornwall, Marty Mal- zahn, Fran Jensen, Marsha Hen­ derson. Bowen: Donald Bacon. Armstead: Anna B. Hansen. Ni- cholia: Janice Harkness. Dell: Byron Martinell. Wisdom: Bobbi Rasmussen, L i n d a Rasmussen, Maryellen Stephens, John C. Venrick. Samuel G. Schwartz, 54, of Portland, Ore., will be the prin­ cipal speaker at the banquet of the Montana postmasters which will conclude the two-day con­ vention of the association here Wednesday night Mr. Schwartz is director of the Portland Regional Office of the United States Post office and a veteran of 36 years in the postal service. His office has supervi­ sion over 2,410 post offices and 18,000 employees in the four states of Washington, Idaho, Ore­ gon, Montana and the Territory of Alaska. Mr. Schwartz was bom in Port­ land May 6, 1903 and entered the postal service on July 1, 1921 as' a substitute clerk at Cottage Grove. He was appointed a post office inspector on August 2, 1930. Early in his career he partici­ pated in a case involving the movement of some three billion dollars in gold from the San. Francisco mint to that in Denver. He also helped in making general surveys of post offices in Phila­ delphia, Boston and San Fran­ cisco in 1937-40. For the past seven years he has been engaged in fraud investiga­ tion work in the Portland area. When the decentralization of the post office department was an­ nounced in 1953, Mr. Schwartz was named manager of the (Continued on Page 8} 340 Delegates Sponsored for 11th Boys State The eleventh annual Boys State to be held on the campus of Western college here August 17 through August 25 has its full quota of 340 delegates for the 1957 session according to Ted Hazelbaker of Dillon, state direc­ tor. Hazelbaker said that 26 spon­ sorships of delegates had to- be turned down because of quota re­ strictions. H e expressed th e opinion that the quota next year may be increased to 400. In the past 10 .years since Boys State was first held at the col­ lege here, some 3,300 selected boys who had completed their junior year in Montana high schools have attended the ses­ sions. Hazelbaker said that this year’s session will follow the program pattern that has evolved through past sessions. The delegates or­ ganize political parties and go through the entire procedure of electing officials through city, county and state levels. The ses­ sions are also addressed by of­ ficials actually serving in the I various offices up to that of gov­ ernor. . The traditional trip to Virginia City — Montana’s second Terri­ torial Capital — will again start the session on Sunday, August 18. Oh their return to Dillon Sunday night, the boys will be guests of the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce at a barbecue on the college campus, director Hazel­ baker said. Melton to Speak At Law Class Reunion at Mich. George M. Melton, local live- • stock commission man, left Butte Tuesday night by plane for Ann Arbor,. Mich., to attend the 45th reunion of his University of Michigan law class of 1912. Mr. Melton will be a speaker at the reunion banquet of the law class to be held Thursday evening. The - big banquet for the entire grad­ uating class of 1945 will be held at Ann Arbor;on Friday night. ■ .• Mr. Melton’s invitation to speak at the, reunion banquet of law school graduates is the result of interest created by one of Mr. Melton’s “Right or Wrong” col­ umns in the Examiner. Roscoe O'. - Bonisteel, Ann Arbor attorney and member of the Board of Re­ gents of the University, invited , Mr. Melton to speak at the re­ union dinner after reading a re­ cent column dealing with early ranch days in Beaverhead county and particularly, with the P & O’s colorful Chinese protege, Tommy Haw. Neighbors Turn Out; Raze House Damaged by Fire The “good neighbor” policy at its best — and at the neighbor­ hood level — was strikingly ex­ emplified here Sunday when a work party with full equipment turned out to raze the fire-dam- aged home of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hill on South Idaho street. The work party was made up of friends and neighbors from Dil­ lon and also from the Big Hole where the Hills formerly lived. For many years Mr. Hill has been driver of the mail stage from Dil­ lon to Jackson. Fire, believed to have been caused from defective wiring, damaged the rear part of the Hill home early Tuesday evening of last week and smoke damage to the rest of the house was consid­ erable. The Hills decided to tear {Continued on .Page 4) Dillon Jayceens Receive Awards at State Convention A regular meeting of. the Dil­ lon Jayceens was held June 11 at the Jaycee club house. Clara Haz­ elbaker and Merle Brown, dele­ gates to the state convention at Kalispell, gave a report on the convention. The state awards were given out at the Kalispell convention and the Dillon Jayceens won the Celia Mae Grist award which is given to the outstanding Jayceen club in the state. Other awards won by the Dillon Jayceens are: Membership activities and rep­ resentation, first place; publicity in the scrapbook, first place; pro­ fit making project, first place; ways and means, third place; civic improvements, second place. The new officers for the com­ ing year, installed at the installa­ tion banquet, held June 1, at the Lyons Den are: Fay McCracken, president; Peggy Wickham, vice president; Wilma McCart, secre­ tary; Rosalee McCormick, treas­ urer. Auxiliary Chooses Delegate to State Convention Mrs. Christine Rodgers, presi­ dent of the Dillon unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, w i l l J be the official delegate to the : state convention to be held this month in Helena. Mrs. Rodgers has been chosen to serve on the staff at Girls State at Montana State College in Bozeman June 23-30. Dillon delegates to Girls State will be Gayle Wheat, sponsored by P.E.O. and Vida ; Flanders, sponsored by the Dil- Ion unit of the Auxiliary: The iGirls State committee, with Mrs. Lory Cochrane as chairman, served refreshments at the social session which followed the instal­ lation of officers at the regular meeting.. Gold Star Mothers and - Sisters were guests of honor and those attending were Mrs. Lillian Fiddler, Mrs. Mabel Kochel, Mrs. Agnes Brown, Mrs. Marjorie ; Welbom, Mrs. Ethel Casterline, Mrs. Mary Rott, Mrs. Florence Selway, Mrs. Bertha Cardinale and Mrs. Ann Dick. Each was presented with a corsage. Mrs. Ann Faller presented a past president's pin to Mrs. Helen (Continued on Page 8) Auxiliary Sale Is Big Success | The Barrett Hospital Auxiliary committee in charge of last week’s sale of donated household I furnishings reported the event as ¡highly successful at the group ¡meeting held Monday night. Pro­ ceeds of the sale will be held in a lump sum to finance a major project as a result of action taken at the meeting. Several possible projects were discussed and will be presented at a meeting of di­ rectors of the hospital board and doctors of the community for a final decision. A croupetta bed for the pedi­ atrics ward has been purchased with part of the funds donated by Dillon Jayceens from proceeds of the spring style show. The group voted to use remaining funds for curtaining beds in the obstretics ward.' Public acknowledgement for services rendered during the re­ cent sale was given the following active members of the Auxiliary, whose names were, omitted from the previous list: ’Mrs. Richard Burns, Mrs. Carl Davis, Mrs. Wil­ liam Straugh and Mrs. James Womack. Thanks was also extended to Greg Bums and Don Puyear. for help in moving heavy aftic! during the,sale. . & PRICE SUPPORT RATE $1.69 FOR 1957; _ REFERENDUM JUNE 20 Beaverhead county’s 1957 wheat price support rate will be $1.69 per bushel according to an an­ nouncement. by Art Bay, chair­ man of the County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee. The rate is two cents less than that of 1956, Bay said. It applies to hard red winter and hard red spring wheat grad­ ing No. 1. Bay explained that the county rate is based on the minimum- na- * tional average support price of $2 per bushel and reflects terminal rates less freight and handling charges needed to get the wheat ' to terminal markets. ' A schedule-of. premiums and discounts is provided to adjust the basic county loan rate ta an: (Continued on Page B) THE W EEK’S WEATHER Good growing weather prevailed in the area during the week end­ ing Tuesday evening with an av­ erage high of 76 and an average - low of 45 for the period, accord­ ing to th erecords of the Western’ Montana College Weather station. Total precipitation amounted to .61 of an inch, bringing the total for teh year to 7.04 inches in the Dillon area. SlpS Bpif ■ Date Day H L ' P June 5 Wed ............. 87 49 .01 June 6 Thins .............. .77 49 .08 June 7 Fri. .......... . .... .77 41 _ _ - June 8 Sat. ..... .....; ..... .72 48 .39 June 9 Sun. ....: __ __ 66 42 .02 June 10 Mon. ............ .70 46 .11 - June 11 Tues .............. ..76 40 - — Average for Week 76 45 Total precipitation. .61

The Dillon Examiner (Dillon, Mont.), 12 June 1957, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.