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Montana Historical Librai mm i Right- o r Wrong By George M. Melton For A Laugh or Two There is a question I have to answer, no matter how hard I try to duck it. On my recent trip to New Orleans, I told of the won derful livestock show in Chicago and a story on LSU University at Baton Rouge. But after running out of breath with these, some of my closest friends would let me rest a minute and then ask— “How did the horses run for you in New Orleans?\ These friends knew that given the opportunity I like to wager a little on good race horses. But since 1961, when Robert Kennedy had legislation put on the books to make it a federal crime to en gage in interstate gambling, my betting has necessarily been lim ited to now and then. Now this necessarily short ar ticle is not a brief for or against gambling. But in 26 states a man is allowed to gamble all he wants at a race track. Yet, if he makes the same bet on the street or with a “bookie\ he can be arrested. It drives all bettors into an enclos ure with a fence around it, to make the act of trying to pick a win ning horse a moral and legal thing. But at some comer pool-hall with no fence around it, Kennedy’s men may charge in and throw all involved into jail for betting on the same horse. I will have to leave that up to you as to whether that is a lot of hypocrisy and get on with my story. For win or lose, a bet on a horse race steps my old faltering pulse up a little and I like it. And if I have a little loose change I line •up generally at the two-dollar window and plank it down. Maybe my banker doesn’t like it but I do, I know some other people way higher than me on the ladder of fame who do, too. Like J. Edgar Hoover, who is a fine handicapper of horses and plays them too and even old Dwight Eisenhower goes down to a New York track once in a while and he and his wife take a \Whammy” at it. So, since Kennedy killed all my chances of betting with bookmak ers, you can see how green I was when I peeked over the paraphet at the Fair Grounds in New Or leans. Cold and out of practice I bought a tip sheet after a couple of bum tries and it said: “Loyal Son all the way.” , So I looked at that old familiar foible or horse players— the racing form and by every rule I had ever been taught in my younger days “Loyal Son” didn't have a prayer of a chance. He was a “ringer” from some other track, but had been winning and he was trained by a feliow named Johnny Erb (that scared me again). But I fingered a fifty dollar bill which I had laid away for just such a rainy day and a win of that kind of a bet would put me almost home again, free. But the handicapper had loaded Loyal Son down with 15 to 20 pounds more than any other horse and he had not been raced at this track. So, while I stood there shaking, the barrier went up and Loyal Son broke toward the rear as they went by the stands the first time. So I felt my pocket book and the fifty was still resting there. I was thankful, but only for a few mo ments. Then I listened to the announcer. It went something like this: “Loy al Son moving up on the outside\ — then at the head of the stretch it was “Loyal Son moving into con tention.” Then I could not hear any more for the roar of a crowd like that drowns the announcer toward the finish. But I got one look over the crowd as they approached the fin ish line and “Loyal Son” was out there all by himself with the jock ey sitting tight and patting him on the neck for encouragement which he didn’t need. I But I know a fellow who did need some, and if anybody could have heard what he was mutter ing to himself it could have been \You will never make a horse player the longest day you live. No guts.” But it was fun and I loved the sight. It is a great and, in my opin ion, harmless pleasure which should be for rich or poor any- Where, and not be restricted to a comparative few who can make it to a race track. There happened to be a time, way back when, individuals were respected and not controlled. They gave a poor man who could not make it to the track a chance to win the daily double, too. Such gambling was considered a fair sport. And some day the poor man might rise up and smack over such hypocrital doings by those who treat him as a poor old cluck and seek to bind him with such phoney laws. They tried it with prohibition and lit didn’t work. It shouldn’t work here either. VOLUME NUMBER 1 DILLON, MONTANA FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1963 Cham b e r Banquet S e t Feb. 14, O rvin Fjare W ill Be Speaker Orvin Fjare Treat in Store For Elks Next Wednesday Dillon Elks are promised an es pecial treat here next Wednesday night when their stag dinner, un der the direction of Chairman A1 Cox, features roast lamb from the Pete Rebich ranch. In addition to the luscious lamb, Cox said the menu would include scalloped potatoes, fresh com on the cob and apple pie a la mode. The stag night dinner will get under way promptly at 7 p.m. and be followed by a fare of fun and entertainment. Admission is $1.00, plus paid-up membership card. Hospital Hotes Barrett Hospital Admitted: Patsy Paige, Twin Bridges. Dismissed: Charles Richardson, Divide. Butte St. James Community 'Admitted: Louis J. Kambich, Dillon. Dismissed: Mrs. Helen Wheeler, Sheridan. The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce, at a directors’ meeting last night, set Thursday, Feb. 14, as their annual banquet and meet ing date and announced that Oi- vin Fjare, state advertising direc tor, would be the featured speaker. The event, which annually at tracts a capacity turnout, will be held in the Elks Hall with the ban quet getting under way at 7 p.m. and the program following. In securing Fjare as speaker, the local chamber has obtained one of Montana’s outstanding orators and citizens. The 42-year-old Big Timber na tive has an impressive record of community, state and national ser vice. Prior to his appointment last year as state advertising director, Fjare had been a U. S. Represen tative to Congress, president of the Montana Jaycees and is a past na tional vice president of the junior chamber. > No stranger to the Dillon àrea, Fjare has been a headlined speak er at Montana Boys State sessions here for many years. Also on the banquet program are addresses by past Beaverhead Chamber President Ed Ashworth and 1963 President Ray Lynch, along with entertainment features which presage an eventful evening for area residents. Charles Stauffer, Tribune-Exam iner editor, is directing the pro gram arrangements, assisted by Lynch, Ted Hazelbaker, Joe Rain- ville, Don Crosser and Chamber Secretary Avery Conine. Tickets for the banquet are being prepared and advance sale data will be announced next week. Dillon Bar Owners To Meet Tuesday Conger E. Brown, president of the Bar Owners Ass’n., of Dillon, has called a meeting of the group for Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall. Dave Smith of Twin Bridges is a member of the Montana State College wool judging team which will compete in collegiate contests at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colo., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stone of West Los Angeles, Calif., are par ents of a girl, Monica Ann, born Dec. 18. Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Stone of Dillon are paternal grand parents and Mrs. Stone is now in California making acquaintance with the new arrival. Basketball, Wrestling Highlight Weekend Sports Schedule Here Dillon area sports fans are as sured a full weekend here with college and high school cagers in action tonight and Beaver wrest lers taking the spotlight tomor row. The basketball slate gets under way at 3:30 this afternoon with Beaver and Deer Lodge freshmen meeting in the high school gym; jayvee squads follow at 5 and the varsity feature, this weeks SW Class B headliner, is scheduled at 7. Western’s Bulldogs meet North ern Montana in an MCC tilt at 8:30 in the college gym. Beaver grapplers take to the mat Saturday at 2 p.m. in the BCHS gym with Anaconda’s Copperheads furnishing the opposition. Brrrr . . . Frosted faces and stalled au tos marked Dillon's early morn ing scene Friday as the stagger ing Canadian cold mass contin ued its frigid envelopment of the Rocky Mountain area. The thermometer, which nose dived from a high of 45 Wednes day to a low of 18 below Thurs day morning, continued its down ward plunge to reach a teeth- chattering minus 27 here this morning, according to the W M - CE weather station. Thursday's high was a balmy 14 above. While the prediction calls for \not quite so cold Saturday,\ mercuries are expected to range between -20 and -30 tonight. Although most portions of the state were covered by heavy snows, the Beaverhead Valley ^received only .02 inch of mois ture, with Just a skiff of white in the Dillon area. Dillon Han Enlists In U. S. Air Force Thomas Francis Stephens, son of Mr. and* Mrs. Thomas A. Ste phens, Shady Nook Motel, Dillon, enlisted in the U.S. A ir Force Jan uary 9, at Butte, it was announced today by Air Force Recruiting Ser vice representatives. Airman Stephens is presently at Lackland A ir Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, undergoing initial basic military training. Upon com pletion of training at Lackland A ir Force Base, he will be sent to an Air Force Technical School or base for formal training that will en able him to acquire an aerospace age skill utilized on the A ir Force Team. Airman Stephens attended Beav erhead County High School, Dillon, prior to his entry into the Air Force. Jim Brown is visiting his broth er-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stuart, in Reno, Nev. Large Classes Complete First Aid Exams Conger Brown, first aid chair man of the Beaverhead County Red Cross, reports the following have successfully completed examina tions in standard first aid courses: Tom Anderson, Larry Baldwin, Jim Bonnets, Wayne Bull, Myrna Burroughs, Clark Conrow, Shawn Davis, Georgia Davison, Dennis Dickerson, Bill Donovan, Mary Jo Estes, Dennis Fisher, Jerry Fitz simmons, Pete Gaasch, Francis Gi- ono, Jack Graves, Morgan Hall, Tom Heisler, Dennis Holmes, A1 James, Janet Lalonde, John Le- Duc, Larry Lewis, Ron Magstadt, Donna Mason, Saundra Mattson. Larry McClung, Gary McMorris, Merrilee Miller, Betty M o e n , George Monger, John Munis, Deva Munro, James Myers, Hugh Ouel lette, James Palmer, Ron Phillips, Phil Pomeroy, Franklin Raze, A1 Ronneberg, Bob Bowring, Dale Samon, Fred Salmonsen, James Sichting, Jerry Smith, Judy Tal bot, Roger Talbot, Mary Kay Tra cy, Richard Trebesch, Alan West and Larry Veis. Those completing the instructor’s course under Bill Straugh were: Jack Anderson, Leslie Comer, Sariann Crowley, George Delaney, Tom Jones, Bill Kelly, Cecil Kent, Larry Love, Harold Mugaas, Carol Powell, Ellis Thompson, and Ed ward Zink. / . 7 h i s t o r i c a l s o c i e t y ■ O F M O N T A N A W Mi^otom p e te In Bozeman Speech Tourney BOZEMAN—About 150 students from 15 colleges and universities will participate in the fourth an nual Treasure State Speech Tourn ament at \Montana. State College January 17-19. Schools attending will be Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho; Concor dia College, Moorhead, Minn.; State Teacher’s College, Minot, N. D. ; Brigham Young . University, Provo, Utah; Pacific Lutheran, Ta coma, Wash.; Whitworth College, Spokane, Wash.; University of Utah, .Salt Lake City; Utah State University, Logan; Eastern Mon tana College; Carroll College, Western Montana College, Mon tana School of Mines, Rocky Mountain College and the host MSC. Events will include team de bate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, ex temporaneous speaking, , original oratory, and oral interpretation. The meet started five years ago as a practice tournament for schools in the state and has devel oped into one of the biggest tour naments in the area, according to L. A. Lawrence, coach of the MSC team and tournament director. NO. 34 Lynn Ellinghouse Named to \Who's Who” Lynn Ellinghouse of Sheridan was among 29 Montana State Col lege seniors chosen for the 1962- 63 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” The students were selected by a committee o f five faculty mem bers on the basis of scholarship, leadership, activities and outstand ing service to the college. The Weather By W MCE Weather Station Thursday: High 14, low -18. Today: Low -27. Precipitation: .02. Prediction: Mostly fair and some warming Saturday. Year ago January 11, 1962: High 25, low -8, moisture: none. Junior Rifle Club Scores Are Listed This weeks scores for the VFW Junior Rifle Club were as follows: PRONE—Eddy Mooney 145, Pete Burwell 147, Kerry Koenig 164, Roberta Warrick 131, Mark Lu- chetti 77, Tim Tayne 128, Glen Owen 126, Jay Spehar 101, David Cypher 127, Adrian Fowler 164. SITTING — David Marsh 126, Randy Scott 157, Jim Hagenbarth 161, Frank Hall 141, Walter W ar rick 97, John Schuler 151, Benny Ryan 152. KNEELING — George Rule 89, Roy Hall 154, Douglas Marsh 118, Andy Dyka 157. Faith in the Integrity o f Qualified Evaluators Today’s Bible Thought “For.it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13). The Daily Tribune-Examiner has some very nice magnifying glasses for reading and carrying in pocket for field use. Dillon Educator Favors Fluoridation On Basis of Program's Past History, Endorsement By Recognized Officials Andrus Girls' Engagements Are Announced Donna Andrus Carla Andrus School supplies, Tribune. Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Andrus of Dillon are announcing the en gagement and forthcoming marriages of their daughters, Carla Helen and Donna Fern. June weddings ard planned. Carla will wed Ejner Hansen, son of Mrs. Anna Hansen of Dell. Carla Is currently teaching home economics at Powell) County High School In Deer Lodge. Mr* Han sen ranches near Dell. Donna will whd Tom Jones, son of the late Mrs. Anna T. Jones of Ennis. She Is teaching special art In the Spekane, Wash., school system. Mr. Jones is a senior at Western Montand Col lege. Editor, Tribune-Examiner Dillon, Montana Anyone who knows me also knows that I am not qualified to evaluate the merits of water flu oridation. Our life in 20th century America is so complex that no one can consider himself an authority on every phase of life today. The high standard of living which we enjoy is based upon faith in the in tegrity, the specialized knowledge, and the skill of other people. I put my life and the lives of my wife and kids directly in the hands of my doctor, the mechanic who fixes my car, and the butcher who sells md raw meat. Indirectly, the integrity of millions of people throughout this country affects my life through the products I buy and use. Despite my lack of qualifications to judge the value of a water fluor idation program in Dillon, I favor such a program. Why? Because of my faith in the integrity of people who are qualified to evaluate the program, and who have spoken out in favor of it. People like Dr. Spock, for in- stdnce, who said, “I am enthusi astically in favor of fluoridation.” People like Dr. Nicholas C. Leone, Chief of Medical Investigation for the National Institute of Dental Research, who says, “W e know without question or doubt, that one quart per million fluoride in water is absolutely safe, is beneficial, and is not productive of any unde sirable systemic effect in man.” People like Dr. Robert A. Kehoe, Director of the Kettering Labor atory and the Institute of Indus trial Health at the University of Cincinnati, who says that “ the question of public safety of fluori dation is nonexistent from the viewpoint of medical science.\ Peo ple like my own doctor and den tist here in Dillon. In addition to individuals by name, these organizations (the list is long, but it is impbrtant to read it) favor water fluoridation programs: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Cancer Society, Amer ican College of Dentists, American Dental Association, American Hos pital Association, American Medi cal Association, American Nurses Association, American Pharmaceu tical Association, American Public Health Association, American Pub lic Welfare Association, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Water Works Associa tion, College of American Patholo gists, Commission on Chronic Ill ness, Conference of State Sanitary Engineers, Industrial Medical As sociation, Inter-Association Com mittee on Health, National Insti tute of Municipal Law Officers, National Research Council, State and Territorial Health Officers As sociation, U. S. Army, Navy and Air Force, U. S. Food and Drug Administration, U. S. P u b l i c Health Service, The A.F.L.-C.I.O., American Legion, Child Study As sociation of America, Joint Com mittee on Health Problems of the American Medical Association and the National Education Associa tion, National Congress of Parents and Teachers, The Jaycees, and the Heads of Departments of Pre ventive Medicine at G8 accredited medical colleges. For two years after Milwaukee began its fluoridation program, there was a standing offer of free hospitalization and clinical exam inations to anyone who thought his health was in any way damaged by water fluoridation. Out of 700,- 000 people, not one took advan tage of the offer. Every day we hear and read of people getting hurt in automobiles, yet we continue to use them be cause the benefits outweigh the dangers. But we are afraid of a program which has been recog nized for 70 years and tested for 20 years, which has proved bene ficial to thousands and thousands, of children with not one authen ticated case of harm to a drinker of fluoridated' water. Sounds a little ridiculous, doesn't it? Well, as A r t Linkletter says, “People are funny.” ' Sincerely, . R. K. M A C DONALD Billon Rainbow Girls Plan Public Installation Sunday Dillon Order of Rainbow for Girls will hold a public installation of officers Sunday evening at 7:30 in the Masonic Hall. Miss Ann Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell, will be installed as worthy advisor of the local assembly. Chamber of Commerce Secretary Avery Conine reports an invita tion from the Butte C of C to local /residents to attend the Mining City’s chamber banquet Tuesday evening. Those wishing to take in the meet are requested to call Conine at the local chamber of fice, telephone 683-5511. George Krause, who had been critically ill in Columbus Hospital at Great Falls, is reported much improved. He was released from the hospital Thursday and is now convalescing at the home of his brother, Emil, in Great Falls. Broncs. Greenies Leading S W Class B Loop Hamilton’s Broncs and Helena Cathedral’s Greenies, both over looked in pre-season prognostica tions, headed the Southwestern Class B cage circuit as early fav orites Dillon and Deer Lodge were stunned by the surprising Green ies. Coach Joe McDonald’s Hamil ton five is the lone unbeaten ag gregation in the loop with a per fect 2-0 mark while Cathedral is 2-1 after losing an early season outing to Loyola. This week's card is headlined by the Dillon-Deer Lodge clash at Dillon Friday, where a decisive win would enhance either team’s prospects of capturing league hon ors. Standings Hamilton ........................... 2 0 Helena Cathedral..................2 1 Beaverhead of D illon _______ 1 1 Deer Lodge ........................1 1 Loyola of Missoula------------2 2 Anaconda Central ............. 0 1 Stevensville .... ................... 0 2 Firemen Plan Christmas Tree Burn Saturday Dillon Firemen will sponsor their annual Christmas Tree Burn, Sat urday at the corner of West Glen dale and Bozeman at 1:30 p. m. Children will be paid five cents per tree. •«tv Ì