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/ Montana Histórica] Library Right- or W ro n g By George M. Melton \This'll Do The highlight of the fat stock show at Chicago this year, as al­ ways, was the selection of the prize winning fat steer for the year 1962. This is always a dra­ matic and' exciting moment. This year it was packed with 'exceptional drama because of a young lady, with the showmanship of old P. T. Barnum, who came stringing along from somewhere down in the tall com country with an animal she had shrewdly named “This’ll Do.” Stranger still, he was a cross bred critter—a cross between a Hereford and a Shorthorn. He was roan in color but, brother, was he a fine fat speciman! As different judges kept pushing “This’ll Do” up the line, farther and farther toward the front, old stockmen shook their heads almost in dis­ belief. Aberdeen-Angus had dom­ inated the show of late years. And that breed was there in big num­ bers. Also the beautiful Herefords and the red and roan Shorthorns. The big show was a wonderful sight in which nearly 10,000 4-H club boys and girls took part, ob­ served and learned. And on the day of the finals the big coliseum was packed to the rafters with about 35,000 interested stockmen and their families and friends. Our delegation, sponsored by the Northern Pacific Railway Co. were given special seats for a good look at this big final drive for the championship. There was a buzz of excitement as \This’ll Do” and little Miss Muf- fet made the final .eight, the front line. Now the big question. Could she win over the slickest Angus and the wonderful Herefords? Well, maybe I was lookin’ more at the gal than the steer, which would not have been unusual, but when the chips were down, did she show that steer to the judges and crowd. Around and around they went and she. never let his halter down from over her head making him walk with head up. And with her cane, she made him keep his feet together, but most of all she never took her eyes off of the old judge. For you cattle raisers, here is an old sheepman’s description of “This’ll Do.” He was square as a box and smooth as silk with a small head and short neck. His hide was loose and he carried no paunch. He was just about 90 per cent meat and about six inches off the ground. Both the steer arid the gal were shaped—and I do mean shaped. And for the judge, a professor of animal industry from Oklahoma, it was a tough deal. They all were good. And as the judge came be­ hind the black, slick Aberdeen- Angus, being shown by a young farmer, the applause broke out from the Aberdeen crowd. But when he stood behind “This’ll Do,\ they just about blew off the roof. And the Herefords came in for their share of applause but finally it was the Angus and (of VOLUME NUMBER 1 DILLON, MONTANA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1962 NO. 16 Beavers. Loyola W ill Open League Play Here Saturday Dillon’s Beavers wind up their±BCHS twirlers and band will com- rugged pre-conference campaign tonight when they meet Butte Cen­ tral’s Class AA Maroons in the School of Mines gym and then re­ turn to their home court Satur­ day to host Loyola of Missoula in the Southwestern B League open­ er. Fans are in line for a full fare here tomorrow as Beaver Frosh tackle Anaconda High School Frosh at 4:30; jayvees from the same schools meet at 6; and the Dillon-Loyola Contest follows at 8. Baptist Church Yule Program Sunday Night The Sunday School Christmas program, “The Heart of Christ­ mas,” by Nanchy Sutherlin will be presented at the First Baptist church Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Each department of the Sunday School will participate and the church choir will provide background mu­ sic. The program will be centered around a man’s explanation of the real meaning of Christmas to his granddaughter. The theme of giv­ ing our hearts to Christ will be worked out in dialogue, playlets, recitations and songs. Mrs. Lynn Anderson and Mrs. Margaret Harms are directing the program with Mrs. May Young, Dick Hansen and Miss Diane John­ son assisting with arrangements. Henry Harms, Sunday School su­ perintendent, and his staff of teachers have been responsible for the assignments of parts. Following the program there will be an informal sing in the basement with refreshments for all and treats for the children. “White gifts” of canned or dry foods and clothing will be pre­ sented for two missionary pastors. Everybody is welcome. bine for a gala halftime extrava­ ganza to round out the conference opening activities.\ Loyola Rated Threat Loyola, led by senior guard Ed Steiner, poses a serious threat to the highly-regarded Beavers. The Rams took their lumps against Class A clubs in early season out­ ings but have come along strong in recent weeks with their latest victory chalked up in a high-scor­ ing rout of Thompson Falls, 79- 50. Coach Max Nield’s Dillon club currently owns a deceiving 1-5 mark. The Beavers walloped Twin Bridges for their lone success but all five setbacks have come at the hands of Class A and AA teams. Nield will go Saturday against the Rams with his alternating seven starters—Jon and Jim Wo­ mack, Ed Ferris, Pierce Rouse, Ellsworth Cragholm, Tom Straugh, and Jerry Donovan. Nield summed up his team’s out­ look Thursday with this comment, “We’ve been meeting excellent competition thus far and our boys appear ready and eager for the B race. They’re looking forward to this Saturday game.\ CHRISTMAS SEALS fight TB and other RESPIRATORY DISEASES Pen and pencil sets for Daily Tribune-Examiner. gifts. all things) the cross bred “This’ll Do.” The judge walked back to the microphone and said he would have to make the selection on the finest of points, as there was so little difference. Then he walked over and hit the Aberdeen-Angus a pat on the rump. It meant the black had won it. But the gal with her fat cross bred stole the show with the re­ serve champion and it seemed to me the press took more pictures of her than they did o f the champ. Fat is a pretty color on any critter, and then1, of course, there is shape. That'counts. And then there is personality and good sportsmanship which is an Ameri­ can tradition, in any show and this was a great one. ' As the young lady turned to give a gray-haired man standing close behind her, a kiss (that must have been her dad), it is certain they little dreamed when they se­ lected him, how close “This’ll Do” would come to doing it—to being judged the best fat steer in the U. S. fot 1962. It was a great show. If you ever get a chance, don’t miss it—The National fat stock show at Chi­ cago. Dillon Post Office Open Saturday For Christmas Hailing To aid Christmas shoppers with their mailing, Postmaster Harry Andrus will keep the local postof­ fice open Saturday from 8:30 in the morning to 4 o’clock in the af­ ternoon. This will be the only Sat­ urday before Christmas the Dillon postoffice will be open Mr. Andrus said. Dillon Songstress Will Be Featured at Two Butte Christmas Parties Patricia McFad- den Ori will be a featured s o l o i s t Saturday at two social functions in the Finlen Hotel, Butte. In the af­ ternoon she w i l l sing at the Christ­ mas birthday par­ ty of the Daugh- Pat Ori ters of the American Revolution and in the evening she will be the featured entertainer for the State Farm Insurance Company’s Christ mas party. The Dillon Homemakers Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Ro­ ger Pierce Tuesday at 2 p.m. Gifts will be exchanged. Gardening Books Donated to Dillon Library Sixteen books for home garden­ ers have been donated to the Dil­ lon Public Library by Mrs. Ben Davis and Brinton Jackson, wide­ ly known Dillon floriculturists. The volumes were purchased with proceeds from the sale of African Violets grown by Mrs. Davis and Mr. Jackson and are now on display at the library. The two florists started this project two years ago and their current violet sale is continuing. The 16 books, placed in the li­ brary Thursday, Include: Bulbs, Book of Planters, The Art of Training Plants, The Green Thumb Garden Handbook, Book of Lilies, Plant Propagation, Contem­ porary Perennials, Orchids—Their Botany and Culture, Peonies—Out­ doors and In, All About Vines and Hanging Plants, Carefree Garden­ ing, Pearson’s Encyclopedia of Chrysanthemums, Garden Irises, Outdoor Gardening in Pots, Sim­ ple Practical Hybridizing for Begin­ ners, and The New Perennials Pre-f ferred. The books were p u r c h a s e d through the Literary Book Guild. Heart Attack Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the LDS Chapel for Charles Albert Burton, 58, prominent Jackson rancher who suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday afternoon while driving his pickup truck on U. S. Highway 91, six miles south of Nissler Junction. ^Bishop Ray Curtis will direct the final rites. Silver Bow Coroner Andy Alek- sich said Mr. Burton died about 4:20 p.m. His vehicle went off the highway but was not damaged. Bom August 28, 1904, at Irwin, Idaho, Mr. Burton resided there until moving to the Big Hole Val­ ley in 1949. He married Beatrice Hanson on June 7, 1927, at Pocatello, Idaho. He was a widely recognized leader in church and community activities of this area. He served many years with the Beaverhead County Fair Board and was the immediate past president of the Beaverhead County Farm Bureau. Mr. Burton was a member of the LDS Church at Dillon. Surviving are the widow Bea­ trice at Jackson; two sons, Harry of Jackson and John, who is at­ tending Brigham Young Univer­ sity at Provo, Utah; a daughter, Inga Ann Ibey, Hamilton; two brothers, William Burton, Spo­ kane, Wash., and David Burton, Grindrod, British Columbia, Cana­ da; three sisters, Mrs. Belva Al­ len, Mrs. Mary Allen and Mrs. Hannah Burbidge, all in California; and four grandsons. Barrett Hospital Admitted: Calvin Stevens, Dil­ lon. Dismissed: Dianna Frey, George Monger, Dillon. Butte St. James Community Dismissed: William McCrea, Sheridan. Scotch tape at Tribune. W h o W o n the A llig a to r Race? G o o d O ld G r id ley o f M o n tana Gridley, a fleet-pawed gator en­ tered by Montana State College, looms today as the world’s fastest baby alligator. He outraced 79 other baby gators representing colleges and univer­ sities throughout the nation com­ peting for the world title on the Bakersfield College- (Calif.) cam­ pus Wednesday afternoon. Gridley's winning time over the 20-foot track was 1:13.5, far shy of his 46-seconds flat effort re­ corded in the state college race moments earlier. Second place in the sweepstakes division went to .the entry from the University of Sequoias, while the University of Detroit's entry placed third. Trophies will be mailed to the winning schools. Hundreds of Bakersfield College students flocked around the track to cheer favorites in this first “Gator Olympics” sponsord by the college. Jim Wallace* ASB business man­ ager, called the shots and awarded trophies'to the winners along with Sharon Briggs, Alligator Miss of Bakersfield College. Entries in the university divi­ sion came from Drake University, Johns Hopkins University, Univer­ sity of Detroit, University of Ala­ bama, Bowling Green State Uni­ versity, University of Arizona, Uni­ versity of Caiifomia at Berkeley and at Riverside, University of Bridgeport and Loyola University. State college entries came from as far away as Baltimore, Md., Wake Forest and Montana State. There were 25 state college en­ tries. Fifteen junior colleges were represente’d. Action was begun at 1 p.m. Wednesday when the first gators entered the starting gates. The starter cried: “Gators, to your marks. Get set,” and a pistol shot sent them' bolting from the gates. The gators were prompted to a fast start by means of an electric shock administered by tenders of the starting gates, officials said. Several coaches reported bitten fingers during the races. One claimed to have been nipped six times. Montana State’s sweepstakes winner was coached by Don Starr of Bakersfield College. Pairings Listed For A naconda C a g e Tournament Western Montana and Idaho State College will open the fourth annual Carroll Holiday Invitation­ al cage tourney Friday, Dec. 28, in the Memorial Gym at Anacon­ da, according to p a i r i n g s an­ nounced Friday. Defending champ Carroll will tackle Gonzaga University in the nightcap. Losers of opening night games will meet for consolation honors in Saturday’s curtain raiser and will be followed by the champion­ ship contest. Previous winners In the yuletide event include Carroll, Western Washington and Whitworth. The Weather By WMCE Weather Bureau Thursday: High 47, Low 19. Today: Low 33. Prediction: Considerable cloudi­ ness, with little change in temper­ ature. Year ago Dec. 14,1961: High 27, Low 12, Moisture: none The Cub Scout Den 7 of Pack 60 met Monday. We talked about uniforms and badges. We elected Ernest Harvey, Denner; Donald Alley, Asst. Denner and Ai Kajin, Scribe. Give her an Autodex telephone list finder. Press a button and there is name. Daily Tribune-Ex­ aminer.

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