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Montana Histórica] Libraiy Santa's Visit to Twin Bridges Slated Dec. 22 The Twin Bridges Am erican Le gion Post has scheduled a Christ mas party Dec. 22 at the fair grounds pavilion to start at 6:30 p.m., w ith the arrival o f Santa Claus w h o w ill bring treats for the kids. This w ill be the third annual com m u nity Christmas party spon sored by the Twin Bridges Legion and Auxiliary. Two years ago, when asked how he got to Twin Brdidges w ithout snow, Santa re plied “By helicopter,\ which seemed to pass to som e o f the youngsters in this je t and space age. The annual event is supported by voluntary gifts o f food and the sale of ra ffle tickets, said Post Commander Fred Naugle, and any proceeds above actual costs will be deposited in the Post Building Fund. McNeill Purchases Chevron Station Here John McNeil], form e r deputy sheriff at Lima, has purchased the Chevron Station at the com e r o f Idaho and Glendale streets from Ralph Harrison and has assumed management o f the business. A 20-year resident o f Beaver head County, McNeill operated a trucking firm at D illon before moving to Lama six years ago. Harrison^ who managed the sin tion f o r seven years, said his plans fo r the future are indefinite but that he w ill continue in this area as a licensed guide f o r hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. VOLUME NUMBER 1 DILLON, MONTANA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1962 NO. 3 Sirens W ill S ignal Muscular Dystrophy Drive Tonight at 7 Î Telephone Service Disrupted Last Week A truck loaded w ith heavy equip ment ran afoul o f M ountain States telephone lines near the Briggs Ranch at Dell last Wednesday, causing a tem p orary seven-hour outage in long distance service to Armstead, Lima and Salmon, Ida- ho. A three-man crew was dispatch ed from D illon to repair the dam age, according t o W . L. Albertson, local Mountain States manager, who also commended the High way Patrol fo r their cooperation in the emergency. Government Auction Slated December 1 General Services Adm inistration w ill offer by auction at M S soula approxim ately 85 item s o f retired Government m o tor equipment on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Item s to be sold w e re recently in use by the U. S. Forest Service, and m ost o f them are in good op -’ erating condition. The sale w ill in clude sedans, sedan deliveries, carryalls, pickups, 4x4s, stakes, pickups with com m u nications bo dies, bomb carriers, a patrol gra der and a com pressor. ’ Further inform a tion may be ob tained b y calling 543-7292, Exten sion 461, in M issoula; or General Services Adm inistration in Seattle, Lakeview 3-0550, Extension 582. The sounding o f sirens w ill b r e a k s '” the evening air tonight, signaling the annual Muscular Dystrophy fund drive which is sponsored here by the Dillon Volunteer Fire De partment. D illon Rainbow Girls w ill assist the firem en in.th e canvass o f res idential districts which gets under way at 7 p.m. and continues for tw o hours. Fire trucks will transport the girls on their door-to-door tour as they seek donations for this w o r thy program. W a lter Albertson, who heads the campaign, urges all citizens to greet the Rainbow Girls with a contribution. New Drug Announced A late news release today dis closed the discovery o f a new drug which is expected to make rapid inroads toward the control o f mus cular dystrophy. Alm ost $300 was collected here last year, Albertson said, and to night’s proceeds .w ill be directed to perfecting uses o f the newly- found drug. A b o u t 20 Rainbow Girls and an equal number o f firem en w ill take part in the drive this evening. Edward Lundburg O f Big Hole Summoned Monday Edward Lundburg, employed on ranches in the Big Hole, passed away M onday evening at Barrett hospital. His last employment was by the 40-Bar ranch owned by Peterson Brothers. The body is at the Brundage Funeral Home while an effort is being made to contact relatives. W A L T E R ALBERTSON .. . will head drive Elks Smorgasbord, Dance Saturday D illon Elks Lodge No. 1554 w ill sponsor its annual winter sm or gasbord - dance Saturday night at the Elks Hall, according to Bill Tash, arrangements chairman. Dinner w ill be served from 8 to 11 while dancing w ill be enjoyed from 10 to 2 ' a.m. w ith the R. J, Trio providing music. A’ free cock tail period has been planned from 8 t o 10. Admission to the evening fes tivities is $7.50 per couple and the event is lim ited to Elks and guests only. Those planning to attend are urged to make early reservations. Hospital Hotes Barrett Hospital Adm itted: Billy Dingley, Tom Tompkins, Roberta Donica, Mar garet Colliary, D illon; Mrs. Ida Hand, Argenta. Dismissed: Ken Downing, Don Chapman, Dillon; M argaret White, Wisdom. Butte Silver Bow Adm itted: Nancy Rand, Melrose liicTOfilGe-L BOGiE 4 U o f M O N T A N A ’ Melrose Native1 A Passes Away In Portland . Mrs. Clara G. Smith, 70, a native o f Melrose, passed away Nov. 18 at her home in Portland, Ore. The funeral and burial were held in Portland. ■ Mrs Smith was a daughter o f the late Mr. and Mrs. R obert H o ff man, pioneers o f Silver Bow coun ty and lived in the M elrose area until her marriage to Fred A. Smith. They moved to Yoncalia, Ore., in 1919 and owned the Old State Coach Terminal there until 1936, when they went t o Portland. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tommy W alker, • and broth ers Frank and D orr Hoffman, o f Portland; sister Mrs. Lena Dean o f Belgrade and nephews and nieces. Walter Siria Laid To Rest The funeral o f W alter A. Siria was held Monday from the Brund age Funeral Home with the Rev. W illiam J. Holland o f the Pres byterian church officiating. Inter ment was made in the fam ily plot at Mountain View cem etery. Pallbearers were James, Harry and Jim Gnose, Carl Giudici, Fred Bryan and Harvey Lande. Entre Nous b ridge club w ill m eet Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home o f Mrs. Lambert Eliel. Brownie Scout News CHRISriHS SE»LSJIjht TB ml otiiiriiEsm n o a m u s Es Damp Snow Falls On Our Valley A heavy damp snow was dumped on our valley this morning, start ing at 6 o’clock and tapering o f f at 10 o’ clock. Business establish ments were busy shoveling side walks as four inches on the level was recorded. Today's Bible Thought “ Jesus said unto them, When you have lifted up the Son o f man, then: shall ybu know that I am He, and that I db nothing o f m y self; but as m y Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And He that sent M e is with M e: the Father hath not le ft Me alone; fo r I do always those things that please Him. A s He spoke these words, many believed1 on Him.” (John 8:28-30). Brownie troop number 10 m et Nov. 26 in the Presbyterian base ment. A fter the opening cerem ony the Brownies played games and discussed Christmas plans. Dee Ann Hawkins and Sheila Mahlum brought treats. — Sheila Straugh, Scribe. Toastmasters Meet Wednesday Morning Dillon Toastmasters w ill meet W ednesday morning at 7 in the Andrus Hotel dining room . Toastm aster w ill b e M erle Lyda; topic master, John W a lters, eval uator, Herb W h eat; and five-m in ute speeches w ill be given by G if ford W eston and Dave W illiams. A regular m eeting o f Dillon Lodge No. 1554 BPO Elks w ill be held Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock with initiation and draw ing. Skilled Workers Needed A t Boulder School, Speaker Tells AAUW The critical need f o r profession ally trained workers at the Mon tana State Training School in Boulder was' cited by Mrs. Audrey Rand, principal o f the school’s ed ucation department, in an address to the Dillon branch o f AAUW here Monday night. Mrs. Rand disclosed that there are now 806 m entally retarded children at the Boulder institution1, with an1 additional 300 waiting to enter. The AAUW members were told of the current rehabilitation pro gram and projected plans fo r fu ture improvements. M agnifying glasses a t Tribune. Do Your Christmas Mailing Early And Often Is Advice of Posfmasfer-Also Check With Post Office On Packages Beaverhead Barracks No. 2549 w ill hold a Buddy m eeting Thurs day evening a t the Legion hall with a 6:30 potluck dinner. Fol lowing the dinner there w ill be an im p ortant business meeting. Need a sign? The Dally Tribune has about every kind you can think of. Esterbrook pens, popular with teachers a n d students, inter- pencil. sets. See them a t The Trl- changeable points. A lso pen and bune. Presbyterians Plan Saturday Bazaar D illon Presbyterians w ill hold their annual' bazaar Saturday at the church, beginning at 10 am . In addition to the many attrac tive item s on sale, luncheon and snacks w ill be served from 10:30 to 2 p.m. .M onday: High 46, Low 39. Today: Low 31. Prediction: Partly cloudy and cooler. Year ago Nov. 27, 1961: , High ,47, Low 27, M oisture: None. Postm aster H arry Andrus says, “Right now is the time to start your Christmas cards and gifts on their way. The calendar says Christmas is only a month away, but in the Dillon Post O ffice it w ill be Christmas every day from now on.” ' The postm aster went on to say that by getting into action now, a lo t o f headaches can be avoided when the full Christmas rush be gins. For example, don’t take any chances on mailing poorly wrapped packages. Use sturdy corrugated m ailing cartons, heavy paper, ad hesive tape and strong cord. Car tons containing several g ift pack ages should be fully stuffed with tissue or old newspapers to cush ion the contents. Check With P.O.— I f you have articles o f unusual size or-bulk;, better check w ith the Post O ffice before attem p ting to m ail them — the lim its on size and weight o f packages vary, de pending on where you^mail them from . A s an extra precaution, it's always a good idea to place an extra label carrying both your re turn address and the recipient’s address inside the carton or pack age. Mailing Christmas Cards— Andrus also suggests, “ B e sure to send your Christmas cards by first class mall. When sent first class, your cards are delivered quicker, and they'll be forwarded or returned, if it becom es neces sary. Also, they m ay carry w rit ten messages along with your s ig nature.” The postm aster says It’s especi ally Important t o include your re turn address on every Christmas card envelope. Besides, being soci ally. correct, this is a b ig help to both you and y o u r friends In keep ing y o u r m ailing lists up-to-date. Through the fine cooperation o f Harry Andrus the public during recent years, An drus reports that great progress has been made in getting the Christmas mails through on time. He is making many advance prep arations to handle the 1962 Christ mas mail rush, with extra mail clerks, carriers, and expanded fa cilities all1 around. Mall Early, Often— “ Mall Early and O ften!” is the postm asters’ special slogan fo r this year’s \M ail Early for Christ mas” campaign. It looks like a record year for Christmas mall and that’s why the Postmaster w ill especially appreciate your help in getting started now on your Christmas mailings. , Christmas cards and gifts for m ost distant points should be mailed first, preferably w ell before December 10th. Those fo r nearby points should be m ailed by De cem ber 15th, or a t least a week before Christmas.