Dillon Tribune Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1982-1989, September 28, 1982, Image 2

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Youth employment plan needs takers The chamber of commerce is sponsoring a new program which has much merit for both youth groups and area businessmen. The idea is to match youth groups needing woik and or money, with businesses that have a temporary or parttime labor need. Wade Hansen is coordinating the program and he says it’s an ideal way for businessmen and women, who are being tapped for con­ tributions to all sorts of groups nearly every week, to get a little something back for their money. We agree with him. Most people are happy to give a donation to the organizations and clubs, but the group’s needs continue to grow while the money supply seems to diminish. So far the response to the new work program has bordered on nothing. Do businesses not know about the program? Is it more work than it’s worth? Maybe they don’t mind the contributions. And, Hansen says, youth groups have not yet signed up to provide the work either. In any event, the project is faltering and will die unless sufficient interest is shown to get it off the ground. That would be too bad because this approach offers the clubs a chance to work for their money and it allows the business to get something more for its contribution than simply the satisfaction of making it. Call the chamber office or Wade Hansen if you're interested in working or hiring. —Bruce McCormack A changing of the flag It has been nearly nine years since the Tribune’s flag last changed. The flag, also known, as the nameplate, is newspaper jargon for the way a paper prints its name on the front page. I spent part of an afternoon going through old papers look­ ing at all the different flags this paper has had in its long history. There were a number of them, some attractive, and some just awful. There is something traumatic about changing a flag, especial­ ly for a non-artistic type of person like myself. But, I made a study, consulted some of the best newspaper minds in the ' region, procrastinated, studied OMum, wmm n w » y gnf\iuwr«ig.rcv— Well be changing a few other things about the appearance of the paper in the next couple of weeks. Standing heads, those words that tell you that you’re on the Sports or People page, will change, as will the basic news headline style. All of these things fall under the heading of typography. Bruce McCormack * Large daily papers hire profes­ sional consultants and make de­ tailed studies before they make such changes, but community —... . . . .... ... •• __ chw g BB coining to the Tribune were' hatched from amongst a pile of newspapers and bodes heaped on a card table at my house. But they are not without a greet deal of thought behind them, and hopefully the changes will combine to make the Trib­ une a better looking and easier to read newspaper. AMOCO IS CONTINUING to analyze its oil rig near Lima. A friend of mine there, who is in a position to know some of what’s going on, says the first big task facing them is to figure out what kina of gas they nave hit, and how much of it they have hit. Gas is the central point right now, not oil. Amoco has sent a Nevada man in to get all the preliminary safety work in order before a special production team comes in to work the rig. They don’t think this rig has hit sour gas, but just in case, he’s been checking out the availability of ambulance, heli­ copter and fire fighting services. If a person inhales a lungful of sour gas, they say he must be on anlVwithinminutssandatv. hospital within an hour or he’s dead. Gas masks have been hung around the rig, and even placed down at the gate on the road leading to the rig site; the idea being that if emergency help is called in from Lima, they would need masks before reaching the rig- Letters to the editor: Durlack 'injustice 1 is dangerous To the editor: During the time I’ve lived in Dillon, I ’ve witnessed several injus­ tices. But none has prompted me to write a letter to the editor. The recent treatment of Andy Durlack has pushed my apathy aside and I feel I must add my protest to those voiced in last week’s Tribune. The public nuisance law is ob­ viously one of those ordinances covered with cobwebs and should have been revised long ago. I ’m sure, though, it would never have been enforced against Mr. Durlack unless there were some members of the public who exerted enough pres-' sure and influence to inspire our public officials to act in sucn a rash and thbUghtfeed mffah&. > ' i Hie citizens who urged Mr. Dur- lade’s “clean up” seem to have a lot of energy, even though to some of us it may seem misdirected. There are so many constructive proj­ ects that need attention here in Dillon that it’s sad indeed that so much energy was directed toward doing something so destructive to one person. If a person feds absolutely com­ pelled to do something to clean up Dillon, may I suggest grabbing a broom and sweeping up some of the broken beer bottles that abound on . our streets. Mr. Durlack has probably done more than most of us to clean up the town since he picked up a great many cans that littered our. streets;' Itseem s we would all u . owb him a ‘‘thank you” for that. I’m curious to know exactly what constitutes a public nuisance? Who actually makes the decision that someone’s property is a public nuisance? What qualifies that person(s)' to make that decision? Where will the line be drawn on declaring an individual’s property a public nuisance? The injustice suffered by Mr. Durlack is a good warning for the rest of the Dillon public. Are we wiling to stand up to keep our in­ dividual rights? I hope enough of us will see that what has been done to Mr. Durlack sets a very dangerous precedent and that we’re willing to help him fight this battle, for, after all, it seems to be our battle, too. Judy Niemi 680 Kentucky Av«; Dillon Youth employment helps both sides Football strike? Ho hum I know a lot of women who aren’t exactly heart-broken about the news of a National Football League Strike. “Do you think it could last until Thanks- ’’oneof my friends asked rs what the women’s magazines call a T.V. widow. You know the kind of wives I mean—the ones who don’t dare walk between their televisions and their husbands from Sep­ tember through January 1; the ones who nave to discuss junior’s failing grades during beer commercials; and the ones who either plan their holiday dinners around the bowl games or resign themselves to setting an extra place in the livingroom. I’m grateful for manv things in life but I ’m especially grate­ ful that my husband is not overiy fond of football. He does however like base­ ball, and I ’ve had to learn to accept long evenings filled with the sounds of organ music and cheering crowds. But somehow baseball doesn’t .Julie SJnoa seem as obnoxious as football. You don’t have to understand the game to enjoy it. The fans tend to be less rowdy and the players more gentlemanly. And the World Series doesn’t interfere with any major holiday. A lot of women not only tolerate baseball, they even like it. My mother-in-law is watch­ ing the pennant race with an eagle eye. And my own mother remains a fan even though her old favorites, the Minnesota Twins, aren’t doing so veiy well D i l l o n T r i b u n e S e r v i n g S o u t h w e s t e r n M o n t a n a S in c e 1881 E x a m in e r The Dillon Tribune Examiner IUSPS 157-080) is published weekly a t 22 S. Montana Street, (P.O. Box 911) Dillon, Montana 59725. Telephone (406) 633-2331. Second class postage paid a t Dillon, Montana. No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced without written consent of the editor. Subscription rates are $12 per year in Montana and $14 per year out of Montana. Award WumS.'ts Nfwspapcr < d < Brace McCormack, editor; Cal Jacobson, Advertising Manager, Diann Stephens, Advertis­ ing' Sales; Julie Simon, News; Bob Ingle, Produc­ tion Manager; Laurie Croft, Typesetting-Composi- tion; Mickey Kohler, Bookkeeping. this year. I’ve talked to very few women, though, who like pro football. High school and college football, maybe, but not the media events which consists of overgrown, overpaid guys run­ ning all over a big field after a littfe ball. It’s not that women couldn’t understand football if they wanted to. Many of them just; have better things to do. Besides, who would cook the holiday dinners and wash up afterwards if women were football fans? And there are some advan­ tages to being a football—or any: other sort—of sports widow. Think of all the afternoons and evenings such women have to; slip off to watercolor classes and dub meetings and to take long, brisk walks. Some even take up photo-; graphy.That way, they can take pictures of the fleeting fall colors and the passing holiday gather-, ings to show to their husbands , after football fever subsides. Artist thanks To the editor: I would like to thank everyone personally for the Southwest Montana Gallery Association, who. assisted our organization in its Art Treasure Chest project. We members were overwhelmed and encouraged with your support, and hope our efforts in restoring, and renovating the gallery and. stags in City Ha1! will in someway; bs equally rewarding to you. Tm:re i3 still much work to be done, but a grand opening is definitely in store for the future. Sincerely yours, J. Darrel Johnson, director Southwest Gallery Association To the editor: Hie Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce is starting- its second month of sponsorship of a project to unite non-profit youth groups re­ questing financial support from the community, and businesses or private individuals that would like to help support these youth groups by providing work. The idea is simple. If you have work, call the chamber office at 683-5511, state type of work, age group preferred, and approximate payment. Youth group leaders then may choose from the work list and supervise the youth in getting the work done. The first month there was little response to this project. If there is not more response within a month, the project will be dropped. Business people, then it will be back to $5, $10,920 and $50 donations for youth group (leaders) it’s back to asking for handouts. Hie possible benefits of this project; for business “receiving something for their money,” for youth, learning how to work and more wisely using their talents. It can and has worked. Some Dillon youth groups have taken trips to such plaices as Glacier Park, Pintlar Wilderness, etc. financed mostly from this type of project. Please join in and help make it available to more people county- wide. I have been on both sides Wade D. Hansen Dillon Reader unhappy with Pat Williams To the editor: The Dillon Tribune, in the Aug. 25 issue, stated that Congressman Pat Williams would be attending a no-host social at the County Seat Restaurant that evening and that area residents were invited to stop in and discuss their concerns. Being concerned about many of the political issues these days, I felt prompted to go. I went with the attitude that I wouldn’t speak heatedly, but would be friendly and just simply discuss some of the pros and cons of some of the new legisla­ tion that Congressman Wiliams is promoting. I got an opportunity to speak with him. I told the Congressman that I didn’t agree or support some of his new pro big government or pro tax­ ation bills to which Pat Williams replied “You don’t know the facts and you right-wing conservatives are full of — 1 ------- .” He then stormed away from me making it clear he was through talking and was not going to represent me or any of the constitutional rights and freedoms I reminded him of. Until this time I didn't, realize how arogant, ignorant, and uncar­ ing about the people who pay his salary this man is. As P a t Williams left me, a Dillon member of the Democratic Party came up to me and called me a couple of dirty, filthy names that are unprintable. He boasted how great the liberals are and how worthless conserva­ tives are. Well about this time I was getting angry so I left If I wasn’t before, I for sure now will be conservative and I’ll lean toward the right-wing and I’ll defend and fight for the constitu­ tional aspects of government our founding fathers meant for us to have. All a person has to do is look back in history and ask this question. Was it a socialist government and heavy taxation that made this great United States of America, or was it freedom and independence from big governments? The answer is clear as a bell, isn’t it? And I think this year people are going to take a better look a t what has been hap­ pening to us by our representatives in Washington D.C. 1 know I am going to vote for the New Guy. I nope the old one moves to Russia—they need him. Ron Morrison P.O. Box 964 Williams not worth our tax dollars To the editor: In the Aug. 24 Tribune-Examiner there was an article in the Dillon This Week Column. It stated, “After meeting with East Bench Irrigation District members in Dillon at 4:30 p.m. Williams (Pat Williams) will be in the County Seat. Area residents are invited to stop by and discuss concerns with Williams”. Some of'us would like to know if this was a miss-print or just what it meant. One resident took the time and effort to accept tlus invitation and went in to talk with Williams. Thsy asked a simple question in a polite manner and were called nam23, pushed aside, and had to leave without even so much as an attempt to have their question ans­ wered. A prominent Democrat called the taxpayer filthy names and threat­ ened them with bullish, crude arro­ gance. On hearing of this incident I felt I should relate it in vague context, to, obviously, prevent embarrassment on both sides. However I felt that arm residents should know that P at Williams does not represent all the peop’e as he so claims. Yet all the people pay his salary regularly. He especially does not represent the libertjit minded nor those who respect and desire freedom. For it was when any one mentions conctitutional i%hts, free enter­ prise, or that of Totting the people have the right and responsibility to take care of themselves, that Pat Williams screams “ Right Wingers” and \ I will not even talk to you con­ servatives.” I say that the majority of Beaverhead County does not nave a representative, their taxes pay for,, in Pat Williams. I t seems that he only represents his own opinion and those tnat agree with it. I hope in this coming election, the, voters will give all of us the right to- have a representative our taxes so dearly pay for. A representative: that will a t least listen and talk to: any citizen who puts forth the effort. to seek iiim out. ; Glenna Morrison 5655 Hwy. 91 N .,

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