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State Historical Society Helena, Montana HISTOHJ7,AL ST)01ETY OF: MON FANA HELENA Sanders County Ledger Vol. 54 No. 3 JUDGING—Science fair exhibits were judged by three Thompson Falls professional men, all college graduates—Irwin Puphal, forest rang- er, third from left, Donald Scranton, GE en- gineer at the Noxon Rapids dam, and Ted Mellinger, pharmacist. Here they judge Abie Dykstra's exhibit (second from left) on the Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday, March 26, 1959 Single Copy 10c manufacture of hydrogen gas while Manson Young, another exhibitor, and LaVerne Grone- wald, high school science instructor, and K. William Harvey, principal, look on. Balloon in picture is filled with hydrogen gas. (Ledger photo) JUNIOR HIGH EXHIBITS—A large portion of the Science fair Friday was developed by Thompson Falls junior high students • under the direction of Maurice Hurd, standing in right back- ground. In foreground are Ray Babcock with his geiger count- er exhibit and Larry Banister with his display depicting the growth of plants by chemicals. (Ledger photo) LARGE CROWD VIEWS FIRST SCIENCE FAIR A hydrogen exhibit by John Muster and a grasshopper dis- play by Laura Huffman won top honors in the senior high and junior divisions, respectively, at the first annual science fair con- ducted by the Thompson Falls schools Friday. Both received science medals for their entries. Muster's exhibit was titled, \Preparation of Hydrogen,\ and Miss Huffman's display was \The Structure of a Grasshop- per.\ Exhibits were judged by Ted Mellinger, Irwin Puphal and Donald Scranton. A large crowd of parents, students and friends attended the fair Friday evening in the multi -purpose room and also viewed exhibits in the home rooms of elementary grades ar- ranged by teachers and their young students. Coffee was served by Mrs. Russell Wright and Mrs. Dean Gaffney through the courtesy of the PTA and chocolate milk was donated by the Community Creamery. Judging was accomplished on the basis of creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill, clarity and dramatic value. In addition to the top two winners other entries were pre- sented ribbons. Blue ribbons were awarded to the top 10 per cent in each division, red rib- bons to the next 20 per cent, white ribbons to the next 40 per cent and green ribbons to the remaining exhibits. Other ribbon winners: Senior high: Blue—Joyce Ros- dahl, estimation of vitamin C in fruit juices; Red—Bill Shear, diet experi- ment with white rats; Louis Dufresne, conductivity; Manson Young, defining a solubility curve. White—Donna June Gill, ef- fects of light on photosynthesis; Keith Knodel, principal of the Citizens to Study School District Reorganization The meeting is being sponsor- ed jointly by the Montana Citi- zens Committee for the Schools, Montana State PTA and Montana School Board Assn. Its purpose is to acquaint the public with proposals of the Peabody Report on Public Schools in Montana, according to Mrs. Richard Wol- laston, general chairman of the meeting. The schedule for the evening's program: 7:30, film on school district reorganization; 7:45, summary of Peabody recom- mendations regarding school district reorganization by Paul Harlow; 8:15, group discussion on recommendations. The conference will be divid- ed into tables of 10 to 15 per- sons each with a discussion chairman and recorder. Discus- sion chairmen will be Mrs. Step- hen D. Babcock, Supt. Everett W. Long, Principal K. William Harvey and County Supt. of Schools Orin P. Kendall. Record- ers will be Mrs. Rita Selvig, Mrs. Harold Shepard, Miss Geraldine Pratt and K. A. Eggensperger. Following the table discus- mircrophone; Donald Lagge, sions, recorders will meet to telephone hookup; Dale Dufre- summarize opinions and present a consolidated summary to the group. A coffee break at 9 p.m. will be followed at 9:15 by Peabody report recommendations as fol- lows: School Financing, Supt. Rial Cummings of Plains. Composition of the state board of education and selection of state superintendent of public instruction by Supt. Kendall. At 10 p.m. a summary of school district reorganization will conclude the meeting. (Con't on Back Page) sne, mathematical curve mach- ine; Abie Dykstra, use and manufacturing of hydrogen. Green—Lee Dykstra, skeleton of a chicken; Sandra J. Bowden, osmometer; Dave Eplin, chemi- cal properties of metals. Junior high division: Blue— Nils Rosdahl, architectural de- signing. Red—Penny Miller, position of the planets; Ray Babcock, gie- ger counter; Larry Banister, growing plants by chemicals. (Continued on Back Page) ifiiee /iv Ward 1, 3 Each Have 4 Council Lions to Stage Annual peti- tion last week for Marvin (Mike) Post Candidates E Filing of a nominating ' Easter Hunt Sunday Freed for alderman in Ward 3 raised the number of candidates in the precinct to four, the same number seeking the two council posts in Ward 1 in the forth- coming city election Monday, April 6 Only one candidate. Kenneth Torgrimson, incumbent, has fil- ed in Ward 2, where two council- men are to be elected also. Mayor M. C. Sutherland is unopposed in his bid for a four- th term as mayor of Thompson Falls. Candidates for city council in Ward 1 are: Richard C. Heater and Norman A. Lovhaug, incum- bents, and Robert J. Millar and Orin P. Kendall, Ward 2 candi- dates are Freed and Edward W. 1959 - 60 TINIBER SALES Shear, incumbents, and Earl Oliver and James Taylor. a second alderman by writing PROGRAM OUTLINED Electors in Ward 2 can elect in the name of a resident of the precinct. Friday was the deadline for filing nominating petitions. Council Refuses To Extend Water Deadline The Thompson Falls Lions club will conduct its traditional Easter egg hunt at the Montana Power park and Ainsworth field Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Invited to participate in the hunt are all boys and girls of the area up to and including fif- th graders, Bob Clark, chairman of the club's boys and girls com- mittee, has announced. Boys and girls will be divided into four age groups. Children under five years of age will gather at the Montana Power park. Children five years old through the first grade will hunt on the football field. Sec- The prizes, 80 in all, supplied ond and third grade boys and by the Lions club, will be dis- girls will use the hillside north tributed at the Montana Power of Ainsworth field and east of park shelter at the conclusion of the Irwin Puphal residence and the hunt. fourth and fifth graders will Clark has requested that par - gather near the Peak residence. ents delay the arrival of their The Thompson Falls Business children at the Easter egg hunt and Professional Women's club until just a few minutes before again is boiling and coloring the 2:30, \so the Easter bunny 30 dozen eggs which will be won't get caught hiding his used in the four hunts. Twenty eggs,\ Clark said. eggs in each age group will be Members of Clark's committee marked and prizes will be pre- include Louis Dufresne and Jim sented to the finders of the Taylor. However, other Lions lucky eggs, Clark said. will assist in conducting the hunt. Proposed timber sales for the I Next spring, possibly about Thompson Falls ranger district May or early June, approximate - total 9,580,000 board feet for the I ly 10 million feet of pine, fir remainder of fiscal year 1959 and larch may be -offered for and 18,200,000 board feet for sale on Jungle creek. This sale fiscal year 1960, which begins also, according to Puphal, is July 1, Irwin Puphal, district , contingent on prior conclusions ranger, announced today. :of road location and right-of-way A public meeting will be held easement details. in Missoula Wednesday to out- line the Lobo National Forest City council members Monday proposed timber sales program night refused to extend the for the coming year. deadline beyond April 2 for the The next sale of consequence Liberty Construction Co. of in the Thompson Falls district Missoula to repair what is be- will be on Beatrice crek, a tri- lieved to be a restriction in the butary of Fishtrap creek, where new Ashley creek water main. 9.580,000 feCt of pine, fir and A letter from the contractor larch may be offered for sale was read in which the firm stat- early in June providing road ed its equipment was tied up on construction details can be sat - a job in Townsend and that it isfactorily concluded. Puphal would be unable to do anything said. This sale will entail the The problem of school district toward repairing the Ashley construction of two bridges and reorganization will be the main creek line for another 60 to 90 around 10 miles of main -haul topic of discussion at a public days. , road. meeting to be held Monday at' City dads instructed City At - 1 In July, 175.000 feet of pine 7:30 p.m. in the multi -purpose' torney Eugene H. Mahoney and and 25.000 feet of fir will be MOM. Mrs. Lois Scott, city clerk, to offered for sale on the flat near write Liberty informing the Eddy. In August. 150.000 feet of firm that the time limit would pine and 150,000 feet of fir will not be extended and that the be offered for sale on the flat specified work must be done near the foot of the Clarks peak within the 30 -day period allowed trail. Finances permitting, one in a letter of March 3. or two tracts totaling possibly In other business the council:: one and a half million feet may Approved a request made by, be offered for sale on Graves Kelly Green in behalf of the creek during the latter part of Thompson Falls Saddle club for permission to use a portion of the golf course for races, games and training of horses. City dads suggested that the area between the well and dumpground would be best suited for that purpose and gave its approval providing that at no time would the area be used as a pasture. Appraised the lots in the Sil- cox addition. All lots in Blocks 1 and 2 were appraised at $300 each and all lots in Block 3 at $200 each. Accepted the resignation of Carl Gibson as city marshal. Approved plans of the Con- tintental Oil Co. for diking its bulk storage tanks. The plans have been examined and accept- ed by Fire Chief E. H. Davis. Agreed to alternate purchases of fuel oil and gasoline for the city between all four bulk deal- ers in Thompson Falls. Husky and Carter dealers appeared be- fore the council to request that a share of the city's gasoline and oil purchases be given to them. After discussion of the request, the city dads voted to continue to buy the same type and brand of motor oil but agreed to alter- nate fuel oil and gasoline pur- chases on a six-month basis. Pur- chases between now and July 1 will continue with Standard and Continental dealers, the same as before. After July 1, all pur- (Con't on Back Page) the minim% In November or December, the Forest Service plans to offer 6 million feet for sale on the face of Cougar mountain. This is mainly pine and fir. The sale, Puphal said, is contingent on a satisfactory conclusion of road location and right-of-way pro- blems. 4 File at Noxon For Trustee Posts NOXON—The number of candidates seeking the two School District No. 10 trustee positions at Noxon rose to four this week with the filing of peti- tions for Joe Dobraved and Frank Ester. Previously M . N. Robert Stilson and Leo Chim- enti had been nominated. Dobravec and Mrs. Stilson are candidates for the two-year term while Esler and Chimenti seek the three-year term. The Weather - Date March March March March March March March Max. Min. Prec. 18 47 34 22 19 43 28 .15 20 56 25 0 21 55 31 0 22 48 31 .12 23 53 30 0 24 58 30 0 torch otaster Surtdati Holy Week services by the various churches in Thompson Falls have been announced for their members. The Community Congrega- tional church with the Rev. Olah Moore officiating will hold speci- al service's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. as follows: Wednesday, service of invitation; Maundy Thursday, sacramental service with all be- lievers invited to join in com- munion; Friday, Good Friday services with the message on, \The Seven Last Words.\ Easter Sunday worship ser- vices will be held at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m, with an Easter breakfast served at 8:30 a.m., immediately following the first service. A free will offering will be made available at the break- fast. Sunday school for the pri- mary Dept. will be held as usual, however, there will be no Sun- day school for the junior classes from grade three through the adult class. Special music will be present- ed for the Holy Week services Rev. Lindsay Warren of Thursday, Friday and Sunday. will be in charge. Our Lady's Lutheran church! St. Williams Catholic church will hold Good Friday services will have Good Friday services Friday from 12 noon to 1 p.m.' at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon with and Easter Sunday services at I , the final service on the Stations vice, the Girls Athletic Assn. and 9:15 a.m., both services in the of the Cross. Confessions will sings with the girls chorus. IOOF hall. Sunday school will be heard Saturday from 7 to 8 Miss Rosdahl, an honor roll be held as usual. Arthur Koen- p.m. and mass Easter Sunday student, is on the staff of the en, layman, will preside. will start at 11 a.m. A Holy Cliff Dweller, high school paper, Trinity Episcopal church will Thursday mass will be said at and is active in school dramatics. A delegate from Noxon High hold Good Friday services at 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening in She has been a member of the school and two girls from Plains 7:30 p.m. Friday evening and at St. James. Catholic church in high school band and girls High school attended Girls State 11 a.m. Easter Sunday morning, Plains. Father Patrick Brown is chorus and last summer attend- also under the auspices of the will hold Holy communion. The in charge of all services. I ed the MSU summer music local Legion auxiliary. Firms to Note Good Friday Ten Thompson Falls retail firms will note Good Friday by closing from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Names of the firms will be found in their joint closing notice ap- pearing on page 8 of this issue. There will be no classes held for students in the Thompson Falls public school Friday. Supt. Everett E. Long has.announced. Schools are closed for the obser- vance of Good Friday so that students may attend church ser- vices with their parents. GIRLS STATE DELEGATES --Gale Brauer, seated left, and Joyce Rosdahl have been selected as the 1959 delegates to Girls State from Thompson Falls High school. Alternate delegates are, standing, Carolyn Selvig and Alana Rogers. The two delegates will spend a week on the campus of Montana State college in June learning the functions of city, county and state govern- ments under the auspices of the American Legion auxiliary TWO DELEGATES NAMED FOR 1959 GIRLS STATE Miss Joyce Rosdahl. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Rosdahl. and Miss Gale Brauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brauer. have been selected as Thom- pson Falls' 1959 delegates to Girls State to be conducted on the campus of Montana State college June 21-28 by the Ameri- can Legion auxiliary. Chosen as alternate delegates from , Thompson Falls High school are Miss Alana Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rogers, and Miss Carolyn Selvig. daughter of Mrs. Rita Selvig. camp. She is active in the Pil- grim Fellowship and also sings in the choir of the Community Congregational church. Miss Selvig is secretary of the student council and one of the four high school cheerleaders. She sings with the girls chorus and the Teen Dreamers, is a member of the girls clarinet en- semble and is an honor roll student. She has the lead in the all -school play this year and also was a member of the school play cast last year. Miss Rogers' main interests center in music. She is a All four girls are juniors. The selections were made by member of both the high school the high school faculty from all band and girls chorus and is ac - the girls in the jun* class. De- companist for the Teen Dream - legates are selected on the basis ers. She attended the MK; sum - of leadership character. cour- mer music camp last year. She age, honesty. cooperativeness, is active also in Peppy Service. scholarship and speaking ability. Local delegates to Girls State Poison Miss Brauer is president of the are sponsored by the American junior class and last year as a Legion auxiliary here. The auxi- sophomore served as a class re- liary is assisted financially in presentative on the student cou- sending the girls to Bozeman by ncil. She is active in Peppy Ser- the Thompson Falls Grange. Order of Eastern Star, PTA and Woman's club. Mrs. Kelly Green is chairman of the Girls State committee for the Legion auxili- ary