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.4 • 4. 1 : ti A State HiSt0rica3_ Society Helena Montana Independent Sanders County Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders Vol. 53 No. 46 THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday, January 22. 1959 INTERIOR PANEL -A completed interior panel with a Phil- lipine mahogany finish is shown here with Mrs. Stephen D.. Babcock. Plywood panels fit into grooves cut into air -lock logs at side and top of the sandwich panel. The new panelized construction was developed recently by the National Log Con- struction Co. of Thompson Falls. Film, plans to offer a vari6ty of interior and exterior finishes. (Ledger photo) DEMONSTRATION -Stephen D. Babcock, owner of the Nation- al Log Construction Co., demonstrates with a model how paneliz- ed construction is fitted together. Economy, with savings of up to 30 per cent over conventicnal housing, is a major feature of the new method. Senior Ball Set .Saturday Night The senior class of Thompson Falls High school Will stage' its annual Senior Ball 'Saturday - .night in the multi -purpose -room at 10 pan. following the.Libby- Thompson Falls baskelball game. , Highlight 'of lhe.,ball, which will have a silver•bells theme. will be the crowning of . the king and queen of the ball at midnight preceding 'the • geand• march; which the royal couple will lead. *Harvey, Curran Jr.', class -presi- dent, will crown the couple. CandIdates for king and queen are: Leslie Olson land Ruth Ann West,.seniors; Bill' Meadows .and • Sean • Puphal, jimiors: Mike Marich ancl Kar ‘ Sharp, sepho- mores, and David McKenzie 'and Bernice Baylor, freshmen.. ' ; Music. for the ball Will • hq pro- • vided by the Dick.DaVs Combo., • chairmen in charge' of arrangements age Jaye .Mah- oney, decorations: JaniceAraold. ref resbments +and- FrInces. Scott: tickets. . • • • , \ • 6 The Weather - 4 Date Max. Min. Prec. 3an. 14 39 24 .01 Jan. 15 32 19 0 Jan. 16 35 27 - 18 Jab. 17 • 35 . 30 tr. Jan. 18 40 .31 .11 Jan. 19 37 31' .07 Jan. 20 • 35 • .17 .0 Acwser Retained As Fair Manager Garth Howser was retained as secretary -manager of. the Sand- ers County fair at tbeeJanuary -meeting of the fair_ .boarci, ac- cording lo James L. Taylor, who was elected bbard chairman. Lyle 'Haase. of Whitepine was elected vice-chairman of. the board. • Howse' . % was given a raise of $16o. to' , $1400 for the year. To . Hear -Reports , Reports on girls state and. boys state' will be heard by members 'Of the American Legion and the American Legion auxiliary when they meet . at the woman's club- house Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. • NATIONAL LOG PLANS NEW PLANT HERE - • are expected In be e.stablished in North Dakot.4, Wgiconsin anckill- inois in the near future. • The firm was started in - 1946 by 'Babcock and three ,partners, Tom Oster, Henry•Braun and Ed Walker, now of Ronan,.all Whom have been bought -out by Babcock. . Present employes of the fin; are 'Ed Franck, forenian and . • Chuck Franck : Bowlers to Aid March of Dimes* ;-- eager County Single Copy 10c Falls Council Proposes City Hail Bond Issue -, • She Thompson Falls city coun- I cil met -in a Special session Mon- day eveithi t g to give further con- sideration o a program to con: struct a city hall to house the the city office, city library and other city' functions. The couRcil considered cost estimiles pre- pareil by local contractors. Art Tin* and John N. Williams. and also fin:facial and 'legal 'Unita-. tions on a bond 011ie ancli,build- ing program. ' ' . ' • A 'formal' stattimenCironi tile council issued Tuesday staled: The town council \has 'been concerned Nith the limited, facili- ties ,now available fo'r condwl ing the -large(and important volume ThompSot .. Kills. : and of blisine s of. - the town • of. ,parti- cularly ' the , . 1)111'114M • Water system. -The tovi! offce and the water offiee have been locate in' rented quarters ai•a veryst- aonable - rental, val this sank space has been used.for thekre-• gular councilsmeetings..twice a month and.any special meetings. - The townlibrary is located i one encrof the -fire halt b.uilding, in a room+ which 'is both inade- quate in . size and unhandy\in location. it is also a veil serious handicap th the toWb's volunteer fire - departmtakt in that it de - pelves the emen of space need: ed-r01. their .equipment„ • 't 'T.tie counell•considered various alternatives Open to them,- in- cluding purchase 'of ,an existiv building, but limitations 8n bond-. ing1 capacity and other restric- tionas have left open only . one, alleptative, coustraction of a neebuilding on,the lof now own- ed 0 the (city bttween the fire hall and,, the' -city'. garage. The estimate for such'a builtfing with /tiff basement is•$27,000, includ- ing architectUral and lionding. expenses' but since the present bonding -Capacity .of Ow. to.. appears 'to be only tit little more. than 21.000, consideration is being given to either reducing the size of the proposed building or constructing it' as planned but in two stages. , - The council members are in- terested in knowing the views of , tbe voters and taxpayers on this proposed building program. Any member of the council- 4r the mayor may be personally con- • tacted or -a note or letter may be written to the town clerk ex- held in conjunction with the re- pressing views either favoring gular town election Monday, or opposing tliis proposal, by April 6. not later than Monday, Feb. 2. The council, in preparing a If there appears to be suffici- budget for the fiscal year 1959- ent +sentiment in favor of the 60, has determined that due to propysaj, further plans and pre- the fact that the L948 general )aration will be undertaken and obligation water bond issue will petition will be circulated for be completed with tax revenue signatures by v.oters and taxpay- 'received during 1959, the town (Ts. If the , petitions submitted is in a position to build such a are satisfactory, the issue can building and still lower the tax be subinftri at a bond election levy at least five mills. • CC BACKS LEGISLATION TO -..46ALIZE BOOSTERS NOgoN -Road and highway mat,lers, , plans for. the annual banquet and support. fiv -lion to legalize VHF teleirision boosts occupied' tli i e attention of -directors of the Thitmpsofi Alls : Noxon Chamber, of ('oiji- merce meeting y wTlis. t - n Larson l‘tonday • • Directors voted. te Lev' to .ktate, Sen.' Engenelklah- oney and- S.tite 1W). Henry L. Gill expressing appreciation for • • . 270 Employed At Noxon Rapid Construction . forces • on the Noxon\ Rapids darn project re- mained steady this week at, 270 men iith all aeti% ity cohfined to the dam - site.. Exiavat ion' is continuing in the tailrace year the island down - _ strain . of the powerhouse. ('on- 6 . rete is beineplaced iirutind the .usqf 2 scroll- oase. Scroll 'ease' ergetion for units - 3 ;mil 4,coritinued. Service water and instrument air piping is be- ing installed in unit 1 and electrical installations are con- tinuing 'in the electrical bay and control room. Installation of steel stairways in penthouse No. 1 was complet- ed. Drilling.and grouting from the main gallery in the conerete sec - lion continued. HAWKS BATTLE LIBBY AT HOME SATURDAY • S. The Loggers, coached by Bill (acicat... lead the league with ive victories against\ only one efeat. The Blue Hawks after suffering two losses last week- end -to Ronan arid Eureka there ; now have a record of two wins T. Fall' 12. 8 21 12,-53 against five losses. Eureka 11 12 2016- 39 The Hawks dropped a close Chiefs, guided by Art Previs..son Riders 57-54 victory to' the Ronan to Meet of the veteran Thompson Falls mentor. Friday night and then were upset by Eureka 59 to 53 Saturday night. Against Ronan, in a game that has been erected. able Federal aid to allow thew had fans on their feet through - In addition to construction of gram to expand to new rur I out the game, the score was tied a new plant, Babcock said work • areas, if state funds are provid- 10 times and changed leads 12. has already started on a moder- ed. they \can be used for ad- nization program to install two ministrative services and the fed - conveyors to achieve! more ef- eral money can be freed for ex- ficient handling of logs proces- penditure in local areas,\ . Mans- sed for air -lock construction in field wrote. the present plant. Babcock said the firm antici- pates its best year in its 13 -year history in 1959 and that already contracts have been received for 14 housing units, the largest number ever contracted this early in the year. Most of the sales have been Frank Esler Appointed Noxon Trustee made out of state through deal- ers which were franchised from coast to coast last summer. The on Monday was appointed a firm now has dealers and distri- trustee for School District No. butors in la states -Montana, 10 by County Supt. of Schools Idaho, Washington, Ohio, Min - Orin P. Kendall. Ester will suc- nesota, Michigan, Indiana, Pen- ceed Woodward Bierbrauer, ylvania, New Jersey, Mary - whose position on the board was MODEL-This cutaway model shows the interior details of the panelized construction along with built up roof trusses. No interior finishing, such as moulding is required. NOXON-Frank Ester of Nox- vacated because of illness. Bierbrauer had been appoint- ed last December to the board by Supt. Kendall. Other memb- ers of the board are Joe Dobra- vec and Myron Dailey. Plans to erect a new•plant and display anti- office building to manufacture. component. phrts for a neut.type of panelized con- ttruction.• residential \buildings were announced ° this -week by Stephen- D. Babcock of the Na- tional Log Construction Co. Babcock said he -lopes to staik construction of the plant on a site just east of the firm's' ) pre- sent buildings in the spring. The main plant would be about 40 by 120 feet plus the, display and of- fice building of approximately 40 by 60 feet. Babcock said he had applied for a patent for the type of pane- lized construction which will be • added to the firm's conventional line of air -lock log homes. The panelized construction will Na- ture modules or panels four feet. • ide and three inches thick, pre - finished inside and outside. The panels will interlock into speci- ally designed interlocking joints with wiring installed in the -fac- tory in each wall panel. Floor panels will have built-in hot and cold air ducts for heating and air conditioning units. 'Our new type 'sandwich pan - Is' with insulation installed at ne.factory will permit a saving of 30 per cent over convention- al construction,\ Babcock said.. He said the new plant would have the eventual capacity of producing One house per day. To finance construction of the new facilities, Babcock said he had applied for a loan through the Small Business Administra- tion. • The new plant will include a conveyor line, hydraulic press, drying oven, paint applicator, saw and a small dry kiln. Ceiling and floor panels would be of -similar type construction. A choice of 10 different types of plywood,. wallboard or other paneling will be offered for in- terior finish and a wide range of choices for exteriors also. Panels will be trucked to a build- ing site and erected as they are unloaded. Babcock said a house can be completely enclosed in a day by two or three men. Ar propriate choices such as eel . - •amic tile for bathrooms, will be offered for various rooms in the house and interior partitions. Because of the special design of 'the construction, no inter- ior finishing, such as moulding, will be required when the home Men and women bowlers in Thompson Falls will cooperate next week with James Dean, manager of the Ranch Lanes, to further the local March of Dimes drive efforts in this area. Sche- duled is a March,of Dimes bowl- ing tournament open to all men and women 'bowlers in the city association leagues. The tourna- fnent is sponsored by the Sand- ers County March of Dimes cha . p- ter and is conducted by Bowling Proprietors Assn, of America. The entry contribution of each bowler will go to the March of Dimes. A bowler may bowl as many times as he regularly bowls during the tournament period, Jan. 26 -Jan. 31. If a woman bowls Monday, Wednes- day and Friday, she may enter three times in return for her contribution each time. A 70 per cent handicap will be used. At the end of the week, first and second prizes, will be awarded to both men and wo. men. Prizes will be furnished through the March of Dimes committee. - • \ Library Funds support Urged t s nd and Oregon. Dealerships The Thompson Falls city lib- rary board is requesting support from 'interested citizens in ur ing - passage by state legislator of an adequate appropriation fo the Montana Stare Library Ex tension commission, Mrs. A'. 11 Cheney,- a member of the librar board, has stated. • Sen. Mike Mansfield recent suggested that the state provid matching library funds for avai The library board is asking in- terested citizens to write the fol- lowing state legislators urging them to support an appropria- tion for state library services: Sen. William A. Groff, chair- man of the senate finance and claims committee, the Senate, Helena; Rep. Lloyd Barnard, chairman of the house appropri- ations committee, House of Re- presentatives, Helena; Rep. W. Gordon' McOrnber, vice chair- man, house commitee, Helena; State Sen. Eugene H. Mahoney and St ate Rep. Henry - U - 6411. The LEDGER 4 an ideal giftl Coach Steve PreVIS and his Thompan Falls Blue Hawks turned their attention this week to the second romp of play in the Nokhwest Division as they prepared for a return match with the Libby Loggers Saturday night, on the home court, The Ipt• Hawks have -an open date Friday night. Ronan Et 48 to -38 in the preli- minary. - Ronan (57) White 2, Lindberg 17 Fullerton 10. Bocksnick 22, Schacher 6. Martin. Thompson Falls 154) Wollaston 11 . . 13.1)enni- son 12. I), Dennison 5. Page 6, Marich 5. SChmoyer 9. Long 6. Ronan -- .10 16 15 16-,57 T. Falls . 11 16 14 13-54 \thompson Falls 1531 Wollastou 12, B. Dennison 8, D. Dennison Page 14, Manch 3. Schmwer 6. Long 4, Davis 2.- Eureka 159(.1. West 9, Fish 21, N. West 10, Burk 6. Ivcrs 4, St. Ogne 9. The Hawks lead 11-10 at the end - of the first quarter, 27-26 at the half. The score was knotted 41- 41 at the end of the third period. Bocksnick paced .the scoring for.the Chiefs with '17.whik B. Denison lead with 12 followed by Wollaston with 11 for the Hawks. B. Denison was effec- tive under the backboard for the Hawks. Eureka's win over the I llawks was their first league victory of the season against five defeats. The Lions grabbed a 23-20 half- time lead and held iit to the end of the game to pull their upset victory. Fish netted 21 points for the Lions while Page with 14 and Wollaston' with 12 paced the Hawks. Thompson Falls B won from re in dune Don Cox was clected as dele- gate to the Western' diVision con- vention of saddle clubs held Sat- urday at Arlee. when the Thomp- son Falls Saddle club held a• re- gular meeting Thursday evening at the Cox residence. Several other members alsci planned to attend the meet. At the meeting in Arlee: Cox extended an invitation to saddle clubs of the division to attend a ride here June 14. There will be a Saturday night rendezvous and chuck wagon breakfast as well as a box lunch and coffee brought out to the riders Sun- day. He reported the invitation was well received at the meet. It was also decided at the meet that the local club would be host to the Western division meeting in 1960. Several new members were welcomed to the club Thursday evening, The president Called (Cost., on Page . 6) their support of legislative me- morials urging the *congress to pass legislation which would legalize present TV booster antenna systems. Letters are to be directed also to members of Moptana's congressional delega- tion in . Washington urging them to introduce and support legisla- tion on the matter. Mrs. C. It. Weismandel, secre- tary -manager, announced that the annual manquet will, be held 'in the Masonic telnple Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 -p.m. 'Jack Hal- lowell, former State advertising' director, will, 4 be the principal speaker. The annual election of officers will be held also. Mrs. Weismandel said the deadline for reservations to the banquet will be Monday, Jan. 26. Fred (Bud) Moore reported to the group on plans to ,con- struct a viewpoint for the 'Nox- on Rapids dam on Highway 10A near Swainp creek. He said the Washington Power , Co. has agreed to supply and erect in- formation signs, but that the state would erect directional and caution signs. The possibility of 'having the area sign map west of Noxon moved to the viewpoint site was discussed also. Moore said re- presentatives of the highway de- partminit, WW1' and the chamb- er plan to inspect the site again jointly in February to discuss I plans further. , In response to a request from John Holiday of Noxon, the directors voted • to write the board of county commissioners requesting information as to the county's plans for improving the county roads running thro- ough the communities of Trout Creek and Noxon. Mrs. I•Veisinandel reported that approximately 400 industri- • al brochures have been distribut- ed Or mailed to firms all over the nation' engaged in manu- facturing processes involving raw materials 'available in this area. Troop Committee Aiding Scouts A troop committee . to aid in policy and tassist in various ther troop activities has been orghniz- ed under the chairmanship of Bob Clark for the Thompson Falls Boy Stout troop. Gerald Miller. scoutmaster, reported Wednesday. Members of the ,committee in addition. to (lark are Charles Duffield. finance; Harold She- pard, advancement; Al Williams and Melvin Hoy, marksmanship; Byron Sanders, camping and out- doors; Miller and Ernest Franke, assistant scoutmaster. The committee meets each third Sunday. Fathers of all boy scouts are welcome and urg- ed to attend the troop commit- tee meetings, Miller said. The troop now has 34 boys. Sanders and Hoy are conduct- ing - marksmanship classes for four boys twice weekly. Scouts are required to be second class or above before , they are eligible to participate in the gun train- ing. Announce Birth Mr. and Mrs. Vern Sloan have announced the birth of a grand- daughter, Tammy Marie, to their daughter and son-in-law, Mn. and Mrs. Jim Jones. The little girl was born Wednesday in St. Pat- rick hospital in Missoula and weighed 7 lbs. She joins a sister.