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i! i- iüw : i - f!' Who Will Be \Our New Mr. or Miss 1971 ? Miss Dillon New Year 1970, with her proud mother Mrs. John Williams, Is shown loft as she appeared when she posed for her first, picture. Rosemarie Williams checked Into the world at Barrett Hospital New Year* Day, 1970. Photo at right shows Rosemarie, at one year, with her older sister Jackie (who celebrates her birthday Jan. 2) as the two girls wonder who wilt be the lucky baby for 1971 to collect the gifts being offered by Dillon businesses this year. The 1970 baby of the New Year, a very active youngster who walked before she ¡was 10 months old, has two older sisters and a big brother to play with. Her father, John, Is chief of the Federal Aviation Authority operation at Beaverhead County Airport and mother, Theresa, Is a registered nurse, who does special nursing duty at Barrett Hospital. The whole family, Including the baby, enjoy camping trips In the area and are being Initiated as \Rock Hounds\. The T-E will not LIBRARY The Dillon Daily MONTANA historical socictv i \ , Helena, Montana 59601 Happy New Year be published tomorrow, January 1 Tribune-Exam iner Vol. 86, No. 251 1 0 \ T h e V o i c e o f S o u t h w e s t e r n M o n t a n a S i n c e 1 8 8 1 Thur., Dec. 31, 1970 from the entire staff of the T-E Economic Pinch Slows Celebrations Over 20,000 Jobless In State of Montana E x c e p t i o n o n W e s t C o a s t HELENA (AP) — Montana’s top job officer said Wednesday the number of persons seeking em­ ployment in the state at Christmas time exceeded 20,000. Of the holiday-season job hunt- N e w B a b y W i l l G e t T h è B o o t y Dillon businesses, in cooperation with the Tribune-Examiner, are offering gifts galore to Miss or Mr. 1971, the first baby born in Beaverhead or Madison County after midnight Dec. 31. The time of birth must be specified in writing by the at­ tending physician and submitted to the Tribune-Examiner by Jan. 8. The participating merchants, all listed on a display in this edition of the T-E, will be notified of the identity of the parents, who may collect the gifts. The booty includes a Shampoo and set for mother from Juanita’s Beauty Shop, a five-dollar gift certificate from Mitchell Drug, a case of baby food from Roberts Foods, dinner for two from the State Bar and Dining Room, a new pair of shoes for baby from Isabella’s, a special gift from E & M Gift and Novelty, flowers for mother from Stephens Greenhouse and Florist, gift certificate for the father of thè new baby from Mc­ Cracken. Brothers, five dollar gift certificate from Neal’s Chevron Service, five dollar gift certificate from Later’s Jewelry, gift package from Kentucky Cash, four dollar gift certificate from Dee’s Fabrics, baby cereal from Johnson’s High­ way Grocery, dinner for two from the A & W Drive-In, birth record spoon from McAlear Pharmacy of Twin Bridges, five dollar gift certificate from Charles Walters, Inc. in Sheridan and a one-year subscription to the Tribune- Examiner from Finefrock Publishing Co. Construction Figures Given Construction in Dillon, for all types of building from remodeling through complete buildings, totaled $478,000 during 1970, based on the number of building permits issued by the City of Dillon. New construction of homes and garages accounted for $323,000 of this amount. Most permits were issued during the month of September when the Mitty Co. received permits for seven houses. Eleven permits were issued for new buildings and two remodel jobs for the month. During the year, the larger proportion of permits were issued for new homes, either:single or duplex, to the tune of $278,000. (The cost of each permit is rated at one dollar per thousand of value of construction,) Nineteen permits for residences werèÌ8sued during the year, 14 for trailer spaces, one for a small tool shed, eight new garages, and ,16 remodel or. additions were planned during the year, and five permits were issued to hangj signs. ers, only 22 per cent, or 4,402 persons, were eligible to receive unemployment insurance checks last week. The weekly report — the last to be issued by Chairman Gordon Bennett before he leaves the Employment Security Commission to become a district judge — said the total of 8,239 claims for benefits was up 1% from the prior week. A three-day work schedule for many in the Christmas week held back some claim filing, Bennett said. He noted that unemployment , claims are how 32.4 per cent above the comparable 1969 week. In the Capital City of Helena, currently preparing for the 1971 legislative session, claims rose by 44 last week to an unemployment total 75 per cent larger than one year ago. “An upsurge in claim filing during the next three weeks should add about 3,000 more unemployed workers to the claim list,” Bennett said. “Most of this new unem­ ployment will come from layoffs in outdoor industries and the post­ holiday release of trade and ser­ vice workers. “Also adding to the total will be claims filed each year at this time by workers previously ineligible because, of insufficient wage credits to qualify for benefits.’ His report noted that a total of 3,203 new claims were filed in the ’ first two weeks of 1970, and that the peak of 10,548 was reached in the week ended last March 13. Of the current labor market picture, the report said it is much the same throughout the state. Layoffs last week were common in most industries and jobs were' scarce. Cons \ '\ 'ayoffs included highway wo, Wo. J at Billings and Great Falls and missile workers at Shelby. At Missoula, 400 lumber industry workers were idled by a strike. The closure of a small mill at Poison idled 10 workers. Logging was at a low point in most timbered7 areas. Fifty workers were without jobs, the report said, \because of reduced production at a Missoula clothing manufacturing firm and the closures of a Lewistown brick yard and a Poison cafe. Britain Abandons Monetary System Rituals Begin The familiar New Year’s Eve rituals are set to begin today buoyed by Champagne, noise- makers and the strains of “Auld Lang Syne.” Ma|or Disputes WASHINGTON (AP) - The stack of legislation confronting the waning Congress dwindles, but major disputes over the SST program and Social Security benefits continue Nixon Challenged WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi­ dent Nixon’s use of a pocket veto to kill a family doctor training bill is being challenged by legislators who contend he overstepped his constitutional bounds. Spaniards Happy MADRID (AP) —Spaniards turn to celebrating the New Year after Generalissimo Francisco Franco spares six Basque nationalists from execution. Appreciation for Franco’s clemency ;is voiced by foreign leaders. Airliner Crash Auld acquaintance certainly won’t be forgot this New Year’s Eve, but for many people it won’t be so lavishly remembered as in the past. Hotels, restaurants and night clubs in several major cities checked by The Associated Press reported advance reservations were down because of the economic squeeze. Some places lowered prices; a few even can­ celed traditional celebrations. The exception to the business slump was on the West Coast where both Los Angeles and San Francisco night spot owners said reservations were going well. Several places reported sell-outs. In contrast, Boston night spots reported business was slow compared to 1969. N A T O F o c u s e s O n R u s s M e e t LONDON (AP) - Britain is abandoning its 1,200-year-old monetary system in seven weeks for one based on the decimal point, and the government began a $3 million propaganda campaign today to make D-Day easier. Advertisements coaxing the 55 million Britons to “meet our new money” appeared in all major newspapers. They showed pictures of the newpence, the basic coin of the new system. The pound sterling will live on, and it will still be worth $2.40. But it will be made up of 100 newpence, each worth 2.4 cents, instead of 240 of the present pence. And the shilling,-20 of which have made up a pound, will vanish. Shillings and old pence will remain legal tender for 18 months, but the government hopes to have the conversion completed before then. Nine newspaper ads before Feb. 15, the day for the changeover, will explain how to cipher costs, total bills and speak in newpence—one pound 50 newpence, for example, instead of one pound 10 shillings, or the colloquial 30 bob. They will show how to write amounts in two places—pounds and newpence— instead of three— pounds, shillings and pence. Prime-time television com­ mercials, magazine ads, posters in cities, towns and villages and free booklets to 20 million homes are also part of the “Think decimal” drive. “It’s one of the most intensive campaigns of official information and explanation ever addressed to the general public,\ Lord Fiske, chairman of the Decimal Currency Board, told a news conference. “We are changing the currency habits of a lifetime.” But the government says the trouble is worthwhile. “Deci­ malization is quicker and easier,” the booklet explains. “It is more efficient for business. It is already used in almost every country in the world, so trade and travel will be simpler.\ Slide Kills 20 Israelis TEL AVIV (A P )-Funerals and an investigation were under way today after a rock slide killed 19 soldiers and one civilian and in­ jured 10 other persons near a frontier south of the Dead Sea. In Israel’s worst natural disaster in years, the men were killed at lunchtime Wednesday when the sandstone edge of a 40-foot precipice fell through the roof of the mess hall at their military camp near Neot Hakikar, two miles west of the Jordanian bor­ der.\'. ■ . Some ofthe men were cut to pieces when rocks crushed them against steel dining tables. Lt. Gen. Haim Bar-lev, the chief of staff, ordered an investigation. Authorities frilefl out sabotage and' termed th e 's lid e a \natural disaster.” A geologist familiar with the area said it may have been due to erosion caused by recent heavy rains. Some settlers believe it was touched off by sonic booms ’ from low-flying planes. Palestinian guerrillas claimed the slide was their work.: 1A spokesman for the guerrilla command in Amman said explo­ sives with time fuses were planted in and around the mess hall before dawn. The Israeli military com- * mand dismissed the claim. Meanwhile; military sources said an Arab guerrilla unit from Lebanon ambushed an Israeli militaiy patrol hear the Avivim settlement, today with bazookas and small arms, killing an Israèli soldier. A spokesman.. said the - Israelis returned the fire » East Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani airliner with 35 persons aboard crashed today 150 miles northeast of Dacca, killing seven passengers. The 28 survivors in­ cluded the five crew members. The number of injured was not known in Dacca. The plane, a Fokker Friendship of the Pakistan International Airlines, crashed at Shamsh- erriagar, in the Sylhet district. New York's Mayor Rejects Record Budget NEW YORK (AP) — Pro­ claiming the city in danger of drowning under a tide of welfare spending, Mayor John V. Lindsay has rejected a record $2.4 billion budget proposal of his welfare administering agency. The taxpayers of the city, Lind­ say said Tuesday, “can no longer meet the rising cost of welfare in our city. Nor should they.” The city was beingidriven toward bankruptcy in support of its l.l million persons who get some form of relief, he said in turning back the budget of the Human Resources Administration. . With one of every seven New Yorkers on relief rolls now, the bill for their welfare constitutes more than 25 per cent of the city’s current budget of $7.7 biljion. The city’s portion of the HRA request would be $715 million, a rise of $327 million in what New York contributes to the current welfare budget. The rest of the money for the current $1.9 billion program, including such items as- medicaid payments, comes from the state and federal governments. Lindsay ordered a review with federal and state officials of programs now mandated for the city and direéted the corporation counsel, to assess the city’s legal power to refuse to -pay-for in­ creased welfare costs. .... 1 Lindsay1 has,long advocated that the federal and'stfit&goVernments take over the Welfare program. BRUSSELS (AP) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into 1971 with attention focused on the chances for a meeting that the Soviets could use to undermine it: a big conference on European security. Such a conference supposedly would strengthen the feeling among many Europeans that the defense link between North America and Western Europe is no longer needed to deter Soviet aggression. Faith in this link has been the basis of foreign policy among, the member nations for more than 21 years. The Western allies refuse even to start exploring the chances for a conference, in the way the Soviets want, until there is agreement on the future of Berlin. They made that plain at a meeting in Brussels in early December. Now, they say, the next move is up to Moscow. There is pressure in Western Europe for a conference. Many Europeans ask why East and West cannot sit down and settle their difference so both American and Soviet troops can go home. Western diplomats and soldiers see at least two reasons why they should not, at least not right away: —The Americans would be a long way from Europe when they got home, while the Soviets would still be right next door; —There are other ways of reaching East-West agreements, and the Soviets have not shown much sign of wanting to use them. The idea is to get as many European countries as possible, plus the United States and Canada, around the same table in Helsinki. The Soviets say that they want to discuss better economic relations, renunciation of the use of force and reductions of foreign troops. Western governments say they would be willing to discuss troop reductions any time—but troops stationed at home as well as abroad, since the Soviets are so near Western Europe. Exploration for a conference on other matters must await the Berlin settlement. The North At­ lantic allies would not mind talking about renunciation of the use of force—although force is already renounced in the U.N. charter—if that included not using force the way the Soviets did in Czechoslovakia. ■ Meanwhile governments in the alliance feel they must not let their guard down. Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, the American supreme commander of the alliance in Europe, says Soviet forces are gaining strength while Western forces have been declining. He is especially worried about Soviet naval and submarine strength. President Nixon’s administra­ tion is asking Congress for more defense funds. Ten of the 14 other allies have also promised a bigger effort. Though the effort of the Europeans would be small— cent spen- something like a one per addition to their present ding—the administration hopes the psychological effect in Congress would be enough to keep down pressure for U.S. troops with­ drawals from Europe. Bannack Native Dies Thursday; Rites Monday Otto E. Pahnish, 83, died at Barrett Hospital early Thursday. He had been in poor health for several years. Funeral services will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brundage Chapel with Rev. James Dickinson officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Pahnish was born July 24, 1887 at Bannack, the son of Beaverhead County pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pahnish. He made his home in the Grasshopper Valley where he operated a large ranch until 1952 when he retired and moved to Dillon. Fannie Knoll became his wife in Dillon, June 10, 1919. Three daughters and a son were born to this union. She preceded him in death in 1940. Mr. Pahnish was a member of American Legion Post No. 20 and Veterans of World War I, Barracks No. 2599. Survivors include a son, Floyd Pahnish of Miles City; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Mil­ dred) Decker of Grant, Mrs. Harry (Clara ) Tash of Polaris and Mrs. Dave (Esther) Hughes of Dillon; one sister, Mrs, Ronald Kruger of Seal Beach, Calif.; seven grand­ children and one great-grandchild. Friends so wishing may con­ tribute to the charity of choice in his memory. their Dillon Teams Set for Race Two Dillon snowmobile teams are scheduled to enter the 101-mile cross-country race from St. An­ thony, Idaho to West Yellowstone Saturday. The two five-man teams are made up of members of the Beaverhead Snowriders Club. The team sponsored by Howard Motors will be on Moto-skis and is piade up, of Jack Howard, John Szafryk, Marvin Lundberg, Dean Stewart and Gary Brown. The Elliott Ford team on Ski-doos has Bennett Owen, Gordon Bennett, Jack Basolo, Don Elliott and Daryl Johnson riding. The Beaverhead County Snowriders will, be competing in a field of 300 anticipated ehtries, in one of the biggest cross-country races in the nation: Teams from all ■ over the United States are ex­ pected to be on hand. One night club owner said he generally is sold out two weeks before Christmas, but business is off a third this »year. Another Boston club started advertising its New Year’s Eve celebration at $16 per person. It got a poor response and reduced the price to $7.50 a person. A large Boston hotel reduced its New Year’s Eve price from $40 last year to $30 this year. In Kansas City, Mo., Frank Wheat, owner-manager of The End Zone, a night club, said, “We have only about a third as many reservations as we had at this time last year and we’re thinking about going to a first-come, first-serve basis.” Don Schoonover,’ general manager of the Playboy Club in Kansas City, said, “We’re packing them in and we’re full up, but I think a lot of that’s due to Marilyn Maye who we have lor the holidays.” Miss Maye started her career in Kansas City and still lives there. Among those places that can­ celed celebrations was the Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash. A spokesman said there would be no party in the grand ballroom “because it wouldn’t be financially feasible this year.” Seattle has one of the highest unemployment rates—estimated at 12 per cent—among the nation’s Continued on page 4 New Year's Cease-Fire In Effect SAIGON (AP) - U.S. and South Vietnamese forces began ob­ serving a 24-hour New Year’s cease-fire tonight as the allied commands announced sharp in­ creases in their casualties last week despite the Christmas truce. The U.S. Command said 41 Americans were killed in action, 18 more than the week before, while South Vietnamese combat dead increased from 266 to 301 last week. Enemy casualties dropped, however, with 1,250 reported killed last week compared with 1,433 a week earlier. An American spokesman said there was no major upsurge in battlefield action to account for the increases but there were numerous small contacts. He said the American total also probably was increased by some “spillover,\ deaths the previous week that had . not been included, in that total, which was the lowest in more than five years. Another 141 Americans were reported wounded last week, 26 less than the week before, thé U.S. Command said. A total of 44,208 Americans now have been killed in action in the Vietnam war and 293,224 have“ been wounded, ac­ cording to the U.S. Command. Trains Collide; 70 Feared Dead TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A passenger train and a freight train collided today 37 miles from the Iranian town of Ardekan, the af­ ternoon newspaper * Kayhan *i- reported. It said 70 persons were feared to have perished. - The paper reported that by noon 50 bodieshadbeen recovered ¿ft the wreckage;?^hilèï Offiiaalsè b;M ? k | ■éM'é

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