Daily Tribune-Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1971-1973, September 28, 1971, Image 1

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Federal Opposition Joins Public Against ^ Utility Rate Increase Beauty Of Beaverhead And 'Big Sky Country' ’* ’ {1 , > This infrared photo by Fred and Dorothy Bridenstine of Dillon typifies the beauty of Beaverhead County and the Big Sky country, This pic­ ture of Beaverhead Rock was taken by the Bridenstines In 1955 when they were on their way to take pictures of the Lewis and Clark pageant and as he said ‘‘I thought I was late for my appointment, but when I saw those clouds I had to stop and take the picture.” 'Post Of Distinction' Award iteaverheajsJJpost Itfo. ?Q. qf American isg iflir received the award Distinction” of District No. 6 at the District 6 Fall meeting held Saturday at Virginia City, with Vigilante Post 117 as host. The award was received in behalf of the Beaverhead Post by Dr. Robert Boyce, first vice­ commander, in the absence of the Post Commander Marvin Lund berg. The award was presented by the master of ceremonies Ed Cote at the banquet. were John and Bob Marchesseault. C. Hal Manson, District Com­ mander from Helena, assisted by Marilyn Keghn, District Adjutant from Tyidn Bridges, presided over .-the meeting. The welcoming ad­ dress was given by District S a r g e a n t- a t- A r m s H a rold Bprgstrom from Virginia City, District' 6 membership chair­ man Earl Angell of Missoula, gave an interesting report on .the National Convention'held Angr2? through Sept. 2 at Houston, Texas with 18 Montana delegates in at­ tendance. Other speakers during the meeting, which began with registration at 10 a.m., included BiS Daley, District Service Of­ ficer; Bill Lindsey of Helena, Walter Banard of Butte, Ed Cote of Post 31 at Twin Bridges; Arnold Restnick and Bill Peteroon of-Post No. 4 at Billings. More than 100 Legionnaires and Auxiliary members attended the banquet, with Cote as M.C. and the District Zone Commander Henry Samson of Helena as speaker. The District 6 Spring Meeting will be held at Sheridan on a date to be set later. Com milles Of Kiwanis Named Auxiliary Fall Meeting In Virginia City Dillon Kiwanis president Bill Koeneke, presiding at the regular luncheon meeting held Monday at the- St. James Guild Hall, an­ nounced the standing committees for the coming year. Guests of the Club at the meeting were Ed Richards of Barrett Hospital and Parkview Acres Nursing Home and Tony Smerker, of the Beaverhead Farm- Home Administration office. Three members of Circle K, the Kiwanis sponsored organization for young men at Western Montana College and one from Key Club, the high school organization, also were guests; The meeting was attended by all but three members. .P a u l Picton presented the program, a film “1971-72 Major Emphasis Porgram,\ Standing committees and members follow: Committee Activity Coor­ dinating Group: W. ,F. Koeneke, Cham; Carl Davis; Jerry Hawkins; Dr. J. W. Hiltbrand; Andre Morris; Paul Picton; B. J. Smith; Fred Throckmorton. Boys and Girls Work: Carl Davis, Coordinator. Boys and Girls • I * Work, Carl Davis; Circle K Clubs, B. J. Smith; Key Clubs, George Hawkins; Vocational Guidance, Byron Sanborn. Citizenship Services: Jerry Hawkins, Coordinator. Agriculture & Conservation, Ron Johnson; International Relations, Rev. Lee Schlothauer; Public & Business Affairs, Jerry Hawkins; Churches . & Their Spiritual Aims, Fred Throckmorton, Dr. J. W. Hiltbrand - and Jack Lovell. Club Administration: B. J. Smith, Coordinator. Achievement, B. J. Smith; Finance, Jack Lovell; House, Wayne Myers; Laws & Regulations, Dr. J. W. Hiltbrand; Public Relations, Dr. J. W. Hilt­ brand; Reception, Wayne Myers. Inter-.Club Relations: Andre Morris; Chairman, Jerry Hawkins, Wayne Myers. Kiwanis Education & At­ tendance: Paul Picton, Chairman, Glenn Crampton, C. R. Anderson. Membership Development: Fred Throckmorton, Chairman; Paul Picton, Ted Pinkerton and George Hawkins. Programs & Music: Dr. J. W. Hiltbrand, Chairman; Fred Throckmorton and Paul Picton. The American Legion Fall convention was held in Virginia City on Saturday Sept. 25, with all the Auxiliary officers attending, President, Gladyce Fram e; Dorothy Walker, Barbara Boyce, Rosella Hovren, Myrtle Pewe and Past J r . . President, Nellie McLaughlin. The convention was honored with the presence of the Department President, Mrs. Ruby Frobel from Bray, and Mrs. Maysel Denton from Miles City, who gave in­ spiring talks to the group. There were four Past District presidents present also. The delegates were all happy to learn that the membership goal for 1972 is the same as for 1971. The Dillon goal is 143 members. The officers are contacting every member for renewal membership before the next meeting Oct. 4, when our District President Shirley Rand from Butte, will make her official visit to the Dillon Auxiliary and Mrs. Rand will be honored with a potluck 6:30 p,m. dinner. All members are invited to come to this affair. By BILL BEECHAM Associated Press Writer HELENA (A P )-The federal government, with an eye on the expected huge cost of maintaining . gas-serviced missiles at north- central Montana ABM sites, Monday joined a growing list of declared opposition to Montana Power Co.’s request for increased gas and electricity rates. “We study most of the requests by utilities and some we intervene in, some we don’t,” said Army Capt. Wolfgang Drescher, attorney, representing the secretary of defense and all federal executive agencies. “We’re opposing this request because we feel there are other areas for Montana Power to get money.” Drescher was one ol t\ta attorneys who fired questions at J.E. Corette, board chairman and chief executive officer,; Of Montana Power Co. The other was C, W. Leaphart, a Helena lawyer who has faced Corette in previous rate hearings. The controversial hearing began as scheduled Monday morning in the Senate chambers at the Capitol, despite a last minute at­ tempt in the federal courts to have it halted. U.S. Judge Russell Smith refused to intervene in the “essentially internal state matter\ saying he lacked jurisdiction. His action followed last week’s attempt in the Supreme Court to have the hearing stopped. On Sunday evening at the Capitol, some 200 mostly low- income persons demonstrated their opposition to rate increases for Montana Power. The Montana State' Low fecbme TSfihizatidn announced it would present to the commission a petition outlining their opposition. Corette told the commission that the basic reason for new rates on gas and electricity “is inflation and the enormous increases we are Additional 222 Voters Registered Beaverhead County voters indicated a growing interest in the coming election for delegates to the Constitutional Convention and on the sales tax question by registering 222 more voters by the closing of registration at 5 p.m. Friday evening. The new lists will mean 3,284 voters will be eligible to vote in person at one of the 13 polling places in Beaverhead or by absentee ballot. Ibis is still under the registered voter tally of 1970, which was 3,517. experiencing in our costs of doing business.” The firm is seeking an average 17 per cent increase in electricity rates and 34 per cent in natural gas. “Between 1969 ... and 1972,” Corette testified, purchased gps expense will increase by more than $4 million or 77.3 per cent. During the same period, taxes other than income taxes will increase $1,905,000 or 23.8 per cent and corporation license taxes will increase $666,000 or 54 per cent. Because of our transition to thermal generation as the prin­ cipal source of power with greater use of fossil fuels, steam generation expense will increase $1,355,000 or 86 per certt.\ Corette also said that increases in wages and salaries, materials and supplies, depreciation and depletion add up to $2,679,500. “Our increases in expenses and taxes amount to practically 100 per cent of the increases in revenues we anticipate between 1969 and 1872 Continued on page 4 Western Gallery Major Cultural Center Of Area ‘highly diversified and encompassing all The Western Montana College Art Gallery, gaining acclaim as one of this area’s major cultural achievements, reopens next month with an outstanding array of exhibits scheduled during the 1971- 72 academic year. Gallery Director James Corr, a WMC art professor, describes the upcoming displays md encoi areas of today’s art- media.” The gallery project was established in the fall of 1970 by Prof. Don Walters, chairman of the Western Art Department, in cooperation with the Montana Art? Couocil and with a grant from the National Endowment for Arts Museum Program. “We were literally amazed by the first-year viewer response,” Prof. Walters reports. “On the basis of that favorable reception, we are now able to offer a most- distinguished collection of works during this school year.” The tentative month-by-month schedule of exhibits follows: October—\Above San Fran- c I bco ,” Photographs; Jean James Landscapes. November—Ellsworth Kelly lithographs. December—Western Faculty Show. J a n u a r y — D o n B e a t t y Photographs and Western Student Show. February—Robert But ter ba ugh Sculptures. March—Public School Art and Western Student Art. April—“The Comics as an Art F#rm!l^uuu»u»:..-. ■ May^^e-Wsasterr af war \ etchings by Goya; and western Senior art. The gallery is open tp the public during regular school hours, of the WMC Art Department. 'Jackpot Roping' Draws 72 Top Teams WISDOM — Ropers from Canada, Nevada, Oregon, Mon­ tana, Washington and Idaho competed Saturday and Sunday at the sixth annual team-roping event at the Sam McDowell ranch near Wisdom with 72. teams entered. The fastest time of the two-day event was recorded by Walt Vermendahl and Carl Schauss, both of Poison with 6.3. They were both presented with a watch donated by Fetty’s Bar in Wisdom. The average place winners with eight steers, four each day, were as follows: First — Jim McKenzie and Keith Fulton, both of Lewiston, Idaho with 150.3. They each won I486 and were given belt buckles donated by Stewart’s Saddlery of Missoula. Second— Ed Brainard of Manhattan and Lyle Woosley of White Sulphur Springs with 203.8, winning $342 each and spurs donated by the Antler’s Bar in Wisdom. Third—Stan Deal and Walt Vermendahl of Poison with 207.7 winning $228. Fourth— Lou Nulllner and Owen Nulliner of Hamilton, father and his 11-year- old son, 214.4, winning $114. The total purse was $3,800. Dillon Hunter Bags Alaskan Big Game Series Start At WMC Tonight “Civilisation,” the inter­ nationally-acclaimed color film series on Western man's cultural life, opens tonight at 8 in the Western. Montana College auditorium, with the public invited alno charge. The series, arranged through a loan' from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.Ì, continues each, Tuesday evening for 13 Wééks. Tonight’s inaugural showing, “Thè'Frozen .World,” traces the Dark Ages, disintegration of the ÌKE Roman Empire, invasions of the\ Barbarians, the threat of Islam, achievements - of - Celtic Christianity, and the peril of civilization,until Charlemagne emerged as leader of the Franks and was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in the year 800. Since its, American .premiers at the .National Gallery in November; 1969* the complete.. “Civilisation”' series has1 beep yie^Cdby over. Television ; i-.- • . ‘ BUl Blerrum exhibits the nice caribou (left photo) he killed on the P i n W e i * WpUéjFérk of the Kuikokwlm River in Alaska during his August Dierrum l . l t i Ç i S . KU i^ g iriptntkafariuirth. in the right photo the large Dahl ram with . . ‘ â , 1 , a m i * a;fdU?C«irtWas ldlled by Blerrum during a nine-day hunt. Blemim, i» » « s —, ^ * > 4 W - l.g*k - A I f « c L f!é h tï'‘ ,;.i^M’hfoVgùide,'Was flown intothe hunting area by Alaskan outfitter n n / u s f \ ÇT^ ^ 4 ^ ® W ' S u d e - f o r the trip was Jim Ehrhart. a young man with : ' ¡ S 3 R p n M1R college behind h im ,. , , V ’ 'it 1 V J Hunting stories, particularly successful ones, are the order of theday during the fall, and Dillon's Bill Bierrum recently completed a successful expedition to Alaska, taking a fine Dahl ram and a caribou. Bierrum traveled to Alaska by air, , stopping in Anchorage, then flying by a smaller plane to McGrath, then to Farewell, the home of his outfitter, Stan Frost. FTom the first camp, the hunter, with his guide Jim Ehfhart was flown to a camp on the Kuskokwim River, a part of the Jones, in a Super-Cub. . The sheep, which was killed the second day weighed'’about 2 5 0 pounds and had a full curl. After getting the sheep, Bierrum and his guide hunted two days for caribou but found nothing,in the area of the first camp. There on one hike, they covered about seven miles along an Unnamed water­ course, which guide Ehrhart christened “Bierrum Creek”. After three days hunting, the man moved to the Middle Fork of the Kuskokwim and got the caribou ,the second day. “ ' The Montana hunter reported seeing large wolf tracks,but po wolves, and several moose: The Weather during the nine-day ■ hunt wasvery good. Bierrum said, . grandfather whUihe' J; 4 ■ / ’•vííw a h

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