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NO COMMENT •y jam b « . l o n u i 340 Bovs State Delegates Attend 1957 Session at Western College Published in the Interests of Beaverhead County T h i S outhern G ate to the T reasure S tate The DILLON £ 1 ì . t a - Vol. LXVn — No. 7 Boys State, with 340 selected officials, will address them dur- high school boys in attendance ing the week, who completed their .junior year - The Virginia City trip, which last spring, is in its 11th annual has proved an effective introduc- session on the Western Montana.tion to the study in government, College campus here. j was sponsored by the Beaverhead; stA i qkv nil!«« The official program of events 1 Chamber of Commerce. John We- j Wed., Aug. ^4? 1957 Dillon, Mont., began with the assignment to po-! dum was chairman of the trans- litical parties — Frontier and' portation committee, and at Vir-] Pioneer — as they arrived ,at the | ginia City the boys enjoyed a campus Saturday afternoon. Wei- wiener roast luncheon at noon; coming exercises were held Sat- served from the field kitchen of urday evening. On Sunday the ' Dillon’s National Guard, Co. D, traditional trip to Virginia City! 163rd Armored Cavalry. was taken in a caravan of 40 Dil- The big social event of the week I w E Fry, president of thei Business firms in Butte, Dillons _ . on cars, six school busses and will take nlace Saturday meht V, ___ - -^ -- H - - - ' - — - ■ — would hold hearings on the need Western 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 — An all-im portant break in the battle for tax reform came in the announce ment that the House Ways and Means . C o m m i t t e e definitely Ion cars, six school busses and ! will take place Saturday night' B g ^ g ^ a ^ h ^ e T ' o f \ Com -Und^VkgtaiTTitr ^namd^lfood Chamber President Commends Spirit Exemplified by Boys State Caravan College’s athletic de- for tax revision. Apartment bus. Thus, advocates of tax cuts now* Monday the boys began their are assured of an opportunity to practical study of government at urge Congress during formal city, county and state levels, by hearings to enact legislation sub stantially reducing personal and corporation income tax rates. This opportunity will come next , , - , _ Jan. 7 - at the opening of the working knowledge of govem- 1958 session of Congress. The ! Æ ch 15 the purpose of Ways and Means hearings were organizing and electing leaders. Hazelbaker of Dillon, who him- During the week they will follow self was a delegate at the first through the various political pro-1 session held here, cesses designed to give them a when the Governor’s Ball will be pnfrniW f. gymnasium at West- j praising the cooperation of I business firms and individuals ^ j who made the annual trip of Boys second successive year is Ted state delegates to Virginia City a success last Sunday. Boys State. Boys State is sponsored by the Montana Department of the Am erican Legion, and various de partment officials, in addition to city, county and state government ordered by Chairman Cooper (D. Tenn.) following a meeting at tended by the 15 Democrats on the committee along with Speaker Rayburn. Bipartisan legislation now is pending in Congress — and un doubtedly will play a prominent; role in the hearings — to lower; personal and corporation income! tax rates to a maximum of 42 per cent by a series of annual reduc- j lions during the next five years. M J Identical bills to accomplish1 MSSGSS g O lfdllIGS this purpose were introduced on1 m w March 28 by Rep. Sadlak (R, Lower Valuation On Cattle Drops 700 Expected in Public Schools Here Sept. 4th Mr. Fry said that the event, which called for the generous co operation of scores of residents and business firms exemplified a fine type of public spirit. “The people who drove cars, donated the use of their cars, are to be heartily thinked,” Mr. Fry said, “and also ’ the National Guard unit for serving food from their field kitchen. The Chamber commends the spirit of commu- The Dillon public schools will i mty service evident in the pro- start Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, !i i ct to we^c°,m.e ant^ entertain at 9 a.m. Both buildings will be in jtheJie young delegates from all readiness to welcome some 700\parts Montana, elementary school students. Many building improvements have been made and new furniture installed. Two new lavatory rooms on the second floor of thé Bagley build- Assessed value of Beaverhead I ing have been installed. These Conn.) and on Aug. 5 by Rep. county property on the 1957 rolls'.will furnish facilities for the jo Harlong (D, Fla). Both are mem- is $24,590,656— a drop of $380,194 ’ ~ bers of the Ways and Means Com-¡ from last year, according to As- mittee. isessor S. P. Meade. In terms of Approximately 1,500 bills are taxable value the total for this pending before the committee, j year is $8,535,702 or a drop of the great majority of which are $134,659 from last year's $8,669,- tax measures. This assures a wide 1361. variety of tax testimony. J Increased values in some classi- Committee members say pri-j fications only made up for about vately that the hearings will be half of the drop of almost $766,000 wide open. It is expected that in livestock values resulting from they will continue for at least two a 20 per cent per head reduction months. This will leave ample I in cattle assessments by the State time for enactment of a tax-re- Board of Equalization. Auction bill before Congressional adjournment. Some committee members be ^Continued on rcq e 6) Right or Wrong by George M. Melton Love makes the world go around, says the old proverb. But so does a good swallow of tobacco juice! A year ago total assessed live stock values amounted to $5,558,- 835. This year, in spite of an in crease in the number of sheep and cattle assessed, livestock’s total value was $4,792,923. From a tax standpoint, the drop this year is negligible, and affects individual funds only slightly. A . year ago 86,970 cattle and 83,318 sheep were assessed. This year the number increased to 90,459 cattle and 91,559 sheep. The taxable value of livestock is one-third the assessed value. Entries for Labor One good part of life is to en joy what you may for a few mo ments. Was taking a little of this “good part” a few nights ago as !■*__. I sat on the shore of b e a u t i f u l r a r a Q c Payette lake around which hasjCJ.gl| E m been builded the town of McCall, 0 1 1 ,1 V O m lflg In Idaho. This lake is high up in the _ _ , . . .. T mountains and around its shores . Several new entries m the La- for miles people have built sum- *?°r Day Parade a feature of nior high school students. The ex isting lavatory rooms in the base ment will be for the intermediate pupils only. An additional class room has been constructed out of the lunch room and part of the music room. The faculty will have their first meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. AH faculty positions have been filled. They are as follows: Kindergarten, Vivian Womack, Marian Stinson, Joyce Lodge; first grades, Martha Nelson, Alice L l o y d , M a r y Blood; second grades, Isabel Lasich, Edith Pal mer, Clara Payne; third grades; Gladys Forester, Margaret Orr, Florence P i n k e r t o n ; fourth grades* F l o r e n c e Opp, Nettie Skyes, and Mildred Hall; fifth grades, Margaret Mashino, Flor ence Golde, Doris Albeck; sixth grades, Matthew Orr, Dorothy Foster; seventh grades, Tom Mil ler, C l a u d e A n k e n y ; eighth grades, Ruth Packer, John Mc Gee, and John J. Womack; music, Edna Moe; art, Maebelle Pad- dock; girls phyical education, Gerta Mular; nurse, Clarabel Bo- gut; library, Christine Rodgers; accompanist, Charlotte Ballard, and secretary, Esther Zink. mer homes. As dusk comes on, lights begin to twinkle around the shore like a string of stars stretching away in the blue twilight The pine trees give the air an aroma more wonderful to me than all the per fumes of Araby. The kids were playing in the sand on the quiet shore of the lake and back of us a few steps, my son’s wife was busy in the trailer house cooking up a feast to appease their appe tites, whetted by a dip or two in the cool waters of the lake. How things have changed of late years. Here was their “home on wheels” with electricity and hot and cold water piped into the the County Fair and Rodeo — have been received this week, it has been announced by the par ade committee secretary, Mrs. Blanche McFadden. The Lima Limelighters 4-H will enter a float under the sponsor ship of Cochrane Motors and the Baptist church will sponsor the float of its Youth Group. Diamond Bar Inn, Jackson, will have an entry; Dillon Boy Scout Troops will parade with massed Scout colors; the First National Bank is preparing a float which will be a novel and interesting subject for the camera fans along the way as well as the spectators. Mrs.- McFadden said there is still time for entries which re for all County Tax Levy Is Up for 1957 The total levy for 1957 county funds, applicable to county property, increased by a total of $3.08 to $32.84 per thou sand dollars of taxable value over the 1956 levies. The road fund levy against all property outside of Dillon and Lima corporate lim its raised from $10 to $13 per thousand. Special county high school funds, applicable to all property except that in School District 12 (Lima) dropped from $9 to $5.59 or $3.41 per thousand from last year. trailer. Good beds and the TV i . , ■ . . _ ,. working. And the supper cook- j® advance registration. The ing on a modern gas range. All £ ddle section, bike and trike sec- through the ingenuity of wonder- ltl0n?, c<J5mc section, adult and ful A m e r i c a n engineers andi>,out;h horse sections and the mechanics, who, it seems, must Ipon? sectl°n? 4° reqIiire. succeed because they never cease by forms but should report at the to invent and improve on the comforts of living and it is cer tain that this all lends to the hap piness of their fellow man. And because this trailer house was mobile, we eould move it right up where we wanted it to be. A beautiful setting if there ever was one. How many more blessings of good living will come to those starry-eyed kids, now in the morning of . their lives, goodness only knows. But for me, in the af ternoon of life, there lingers the thought of thankfulness. That I have been able .to see and enjoy a bit of. it, gives me a real feeling of comfort. The way for. older people, look ing onto the unknown yet to come should bring no cause for worry. We should, .think, rather, how wonderful a privilege it has been to have had a small part in it all. [C o n tin u e d m a F a g « V respective assembly areas at a-m., she said. 10 Legion Auxiliary Will Sponsor Governor’s Ball Beaverhead Post’s unit of the American Legion Auxiliary has charge of arrangements for the Governor’s Ball which will be held as the concluding social event of Boys State at the West ern Montana College gymnasium Saturday night, August 24. Mrs. Hiram Rodgers, as unit president, has appointed committees to plan details of the event. Invitations to high school girls of Beaverhead and Madison coun ties are being mailed out from lists available, but any girls in the age group are invited, a com mittee member said. 62 Students Get Degrees and Diplomas at W M C E Western M o n t a n a College awarded four Master’s degrees, 34 Bachelor’s degrees and 24 two- year diplomas at the end of the regular summer quarter Friday, August 16. ** Master’s degrees in. Education were presented to Lulu Charlene Moss, Miles City; Matthew J. Orr, Dillon; Lester C. Reynolds, Twin Bridges, and Charley Roil, Wyola. Awarded Bachelor’s degrees in elementary e d u c a t i o n w e r e Franklin L. Estes and Jeannette J. Vallentine,' Anaconda; Gene vieve N. Thompson, Big Timber; Jeanette W. Fleischman, Billings; Rosemary A. Colvin, Marjorie J. Crookshanks, Lawrence A. Jany, Ivah'R. Knowlton, Jane P. Les ter, James F. O’Dell, and Marilyn S. Thorpe, Butte; Leslie W. Mc Neill, Columbia Falls; Lila H. Johnson, Conrad; Ruby S. Bled- sie, Dillon; Josephine, E. Gleed, East Helena; Terry N. Lindquist, Elliston; Maxine I. Petterson, Helena; also Florence V. Cook, Lewistown; Ethlyn W. Paris, Livingston; Da vid E. Oursland, Somers; Elsie M. Anderson, Thompson Falls; Al fred L. Simonsen, Victor; Lucille W. Yost, Baldwin Park, Calif.; Mignon E. Manley, Hayward, Cal ifornia; Martha Ann Larabee, Earlville, 111.; Harriet G. Cole, (Continued on Page 8) The National- Guard kitchen was operated by Dan Carpita Jr. as- sisted by Dallas and Dave Bost-' wick and Jim Bourassa. Members of the Virginia City Elks lodge assisted in serving the food. Busses were provided by the Beaverhead County high school, the Lima school district, Coch rane Motors and the College Ath- letic department Bus drivers who donated their services were Bill Bruer, C. E.,Naugle, Bob Pritch ett, , Ted Renfro, Bill Pritchett and Mr. Lundberg. John Wedum was chairman of the Chamber committee that arranged the transportation! - Mr. Fry expressed his . appreci ation to Western -College and Dean Georgia Mathews for serv ing the evening meal, thus per- ■; mitting the Chamber to include the noon-meal as part of the out ing plan. He also expressed appreciation to Manager Walter Albertson of the Telephone Company and his crew who decorated the business streets with streamers of pennants to give the town a gala appear ance in recognition of Boys State Week, and in preparation for the County Fair and Rodeo. High School Band Asked to Appear In Rodeo Parade Mrs. Susan Tash, Oldest Native, Died Here Tuesday Mrs. Susan Tash, 90, believed to be the oldest native resident of Beaverhead county, died Tuesday noon at the Christian Rest Home, in Dillon. Her health had been ! failing for several years. Mrs. Tash was bom Nov. 16, 1866 at the frontier stage station *' that operated in early days near the present site of Barretts Sta tion. She was bom a few months after the arrival of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Gray, who came overland- ■ from Missouri. Within a short time they home steaded near thé outskirts of Bàn- nack on what is today known as -the Paddock place, and she at tended schools and grew up in Bannack. s ■ In 1890 she married George M.- Tash, who was a young rancher of . the Grasshopper and they lived at the ranch until Mr. Tash retired and the family .moved to Dillon in 1918. Mr. Tash died here in 1940. ’ i Surviving relatives include a- son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and 1 Mrs. Dale Tash, and a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Petersen; two grandsons, Dale t ^ ruceTy atters’ chairman of the two great grandchildren, all of Îa1d°Tiii^dav DiR°n- There are also a number ®a?,4 5i®s(iay nieces and nephews. Î4£h 1 Relatives from out of Dillon als0 “ elude sisters-in-law, Mrs. the event if enough mem- Tjanra rirav of Mi^Qouia* tvtq /T Sdd ^ G r a / Los 1S e l L s ’; Mrs. baifd Clâra Kelly, Monitor, Wash., and band is highly desirable and a brother-in-law, Etna Chandler . Trust and agency funds, which , .. . - -, includes those for the university 1 members contact Mr. 0£ Salmon, Idaho, system, special high school (on a ! ^ ana°Ji s“ 0P^4 f3.1? \ Funeral services will be held county - wide basis), general nea ?u*\ suggested that band! a£ the Brundage Chapel at 2 school, state institutions, raised members who may be planning to o’clock Thursday afternoon. Bur- school, state institutions, raised .30 per thousand to total $27.30. In the city of Dillon the total millage tax dropped from $148.24 per thousand of taxable value last year to $144.19 in 1957. The City of Dillon levy, included in the foregoing total, remained the same as last year at $48.25 per thousand. C of C Has Record Membership of 178 appear in other youth groups in ialwUl k r U n V the parade find substitutes and n j o t in M o u n tain make it possible for the band to Pl°R^ t i v e s 1 ^ ^ e s ! ^ S appear. HEREFORD SALE AND MONTANA FUTURITY HERE ON OCT. 22, 23 • The annual Dillon Hereford Bull sale and Montana Futurity- will be a two-day event here this year on October 22-23, it has been announced by Secretary Ed At- A record membership of 178 on kins. The show will take place on August 1, in the Beaverhead Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Wednesday Chamber of Commerce has been I will be devoted to the sale. For reported by Howard Puyear, the past few years the event has committee chairman. A success-1 been compressed into a single day ful drive last spring brought in; but the directors decided this year flowers be omitted and a gift of fering be made instead to the Beaverhead County Cancer Fund, in care of Mrs. J. H. Gilbert, Dil lon. 40 new members. Puyear pointed out also that the membership rep resents every section of the county. to return to a two-day program. Chairman this year is Wendell Jardine of Jackson. Other mem bers of the board are Frank Pen dleton, Wisdom; Harry Tash andjAug.19 Mon. ------—....86 - * \ \ \ ' \ Aug. 20 Tues. ........... 90 THE WEEK’S WEATHER Weather continued moderately- hot and very dry throughout the week with a mounting hazard for grass and forest fires. Although afternoon temperatures hovered in the upper 80’s, . the nights brought a refreshing coolness. Date Day H Aug. 14 Wed. . ...... .........88 Aug. 15 Thurs ....... ......81 Aug. 16 Fri .................. 88 Aug. 17 Sat. ...... .........86 Aug. 18 Sun__________...875 _ Senator Jack S. Brenner was Arnold Benson of Dillon, and J. in town Tuesday from his Horse i E- Selway of Grant County Agent Prairie ranch. !Ed Atkins is secretary. Average for Week -Â.87 Total Precipitation L 43 41 42 47 4 45 48 44