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.040 1iISTOR1r,At SONETY OF MON 1.-`,(4A I - iffLEN A State Historical Society Helena, Montana Sanders County Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County Thursday, May 21, 1959 THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA,Vol. 54 No. 11 Single Copy We Top Row, left to right—Harvey Lynette Arnold, Sandra Lee Scott, Larry Lee Rew Luke. Second Row—Ruth Ann West, Charles William Gardner, Donna Mae Bierwagen. Third Row—Alice Irene Dykstra, Lorraine Cora Ebbett, Betty Joan Hart, Janice Lucille Repp, Joy Mary Mahoney. Bottom Row—Leslie Arthur Olson, N. W. Berge, class advisor. Ray Curran, anice Miller, Frances Nadine Frances Ann Reber, Sherrill Rae Brauer, '59 T. Falls Graduating Class To Receive Diplomas Monday Commencement exeicises for the 16 members or`the 1959 graduating class of Thompson Falls High school will be held Monday evening at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium. Baccalaureate ser- vices will be held Sunday night at 8 p.m. in the multi -purpose room. Dr. Ralph Y. McGinnis, chair- man of the speech department at Montana State university, will deliver the commencement ad- dress. The Rev. Olah Moore will deliver the baccalaureate ser- mon. This year's senior class is one of the smallest in several years. The program for commen- cement includes: Processional, high school band; invocation, the Rev. Moore; \Pilgrim's Chorus,\ band; class president, Harvey R. Curran; salutatory, Miss Frances Scott; valedictory, Miss Janice Repp; \Sanatina\, band; address, Dr. McGinnis; presentation of senior class, Supt. Everett W. Long; presentation of diplomas, Mrs. Stephen D. Babcock, chair- man of the board of trustees; benediction, the Rev. Moore, and recessional, band. The program for the baccal- aureate service will include: pro- cessional, Miss Alana Rogers; in- vocation, the Rev. Moore; \De- dication,\ the choir; \Predestin- ed Pioneers,\ the Rev. Moore; \Promises the choir; benedic- tion, the Rev. Moore and reces- sional, Miss Rogers. Members of the graduating class are Janice Arnold, Donna Bierwagen, Sherrill Brauer, Har- vey Curran; Alice Dykstra, Lor- raine Ebbett, Charles Gardner, ,Betty Hart, Larry Luke, Sandra 'Miller, Leslie Olson, Frances !Ann Reber, Janice Repp, Fran- ces Scott, Joy Mahoney, Ruth Ann West. N. W. Berger is class advisor. RICHARD HEATER NAMED TO HEAD LIONS CLUB Richard Heater was nominat- hal and State Sen. Eugene H. ed for president of the Thomp- Mahoney, all of wham are past son Falls Lions club for the presidents. year 1959-60 at the club's re- I The club's annual election and gular meeting held Thursday night. He has served as first vice president for the past year. Others nominated for club of- ficers were: First vice president, C. R. Duffield; second vice pre- sident, Calvin Wilson; third vice president, Duke Sallee and K. A. Eggensperger; secretary -trea- surer, M. J. Sullivan; liontamer, Dick Davis and Louis Dufresne; tailtwister, Bob Clark and John Britt; directors, two-year terms, two to be elected, Clyde Blake, W. M (Buck) Prueninger, John Pyatt and Everett W. Long. The nominations were pre- sented to the club by A. L. Libra, chairman of the nominating committee. Others serving on the committee were Irwin Pup - POOL DONATION—A check for $500 for the Community Swim- ming pool fund was handed by C. R. Duffield, manager of the Montana Power Co. here, second from left, to Mrs. Harvey Hotzel, treasurer of the fund drive. Looking on approvingly are other members of the pool committee, Mrs. Al Williams, secretary, Fred (Bud) Moore, chairman, and Mrs. Richard Heater. (Ledger photo) 34 Eighth Grade Students to Get Diplomas Tuesday The annual eighth grade grad- uation exercises for the Thomp- son Falls elementary school will be held Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium. K. William Harvey, principal, has announc- ed. Supt. Everett W. Long will award diplomas to tip 34 mem- bers of the eighth grade class. Principal speaker will be K. A. Eggensperger. Music for the exercises will be provided by the intermediate band presenting three numbers under the direction of Larry Coloff, music director. Three students have been selected by the junior high faculty to receive the scholastic. citizenship and sportsmanship 'awards. Members of the eighth grade graduating class are: Alva And- erson, Sharon Andrews, Ray- mond Babcock, Larry Banister, Pasty Jo Carter, Micheal Clark, 'Marilyn Crabtree, Karen Doyle. I Donald Fleisher, Walter Franke, Shelia Gable, Doris Gardner, Robert Gettman, William Guld- seth, Laura Huffman, William Jonas, Dick Knabe, Thomas Komberec, Sharon Koontz, Bry- an Lacy, Robert LaFriniere, Paul Lanz, Glenda Larson, David Lyght, Mike Mahoney, Carol McKenzie, Lorraine Miller, Ken- neth Morkert, Myrna Newman, Nils Rosdahl, James Sanders, Joe Sanders, Tina Soule, Kathy Wright. installation will be held tonight at the Lions den east of town. A dutch lunch will be served following a work party to finish the interior of the club house. As part of the initiation rites, Bill Oliver served as president and Charles Waterman as tail - twister during the club's regular business meeting. Oliver, serv- ing for President Art Turk, appointed Dr. Richard Thiegs as chairman of the Boy Scout fund drive for 1960. Duffield, this year's scouting chairman, reported to the club the progress that scouting in the county has achieved in the past two years. In December (Continued on Back Page) Wild Turkey Plant 'Very Successful' The success of a proposed wild turkey plant in the Lynch creek area northwest of Plains by the Montana Fish and Game Dept. has exceeded the most hopeful dreams of Faye M. Couey of Kalispell, district game manager. Recently Couey received a report that the wild turkeys had spread to the northeast and were seen in the vicinity of Hot Springs, several miles a way. One puzzling aspect of the entire program for Couey, however, is the fact that the turkeys in the Lynch creek area haven't been and pro- bably won't be planted until this fall at the earliest. Trap- ping efforts in the Lewistown area were unsuccessful this spring and the game depart- ment was unable to make the plant as scheduled. Koontz Operating Standard Station Carnival, Dance to Cap Fund Drive for Pool What backers hope will be the Icents for students. final big splash in the long drive for funds to build the Thompson Falls community swimming pool comes Saturday with a pancake feed, spring roundup carnival and go western dance at the Vet's Club building. The amount still needed to put the pool in operation this summer was lowered to $3850 Monday when the Montana Pow- er Co. donated a second check for $500 to the project. This week's contribution by the pow- er firm raised to $1000 the amount it has donated. The $500 check was presented Monday to Mrs. Harvey Hotzel, treasurer of the pool fund, by C. R. Duffield, foreman of the Thompson Falls power plant. Saturday's activities will start at 5:30 p.m. with a parade down Main street. Various organiza- tions will participate in the parade and $2.50 cash prizes are being offered for the best de- corated boys bicycle and the best decorated girls bicyle. The parade group will form at the city park on the east end of Main street. At 6 p.m. serving of the pan- cake supper will start at the Vet's club. Included on the menu in addition to pancakes will be sausage, syrup, butter, coffee or milk and cookies for dessert. \You will be served all you can eat,\ Bud Moore, general chair- man of the fund drive, reported Wednesday. The charge for Bob Koontz, former operator adults will be $1 and 50 cents of Bob's Conoco Service at Nox- for children. The pancake feed on, Wednesday took over the will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. operation of the Falls Standard The spring roundup carnival service, owned by Fred (Bud) Moore and formerly operated by Darryl Melby. \An experienced service sta- tion operator, we are pleased to have Koontz join our organiza- tion,\ Moore commented. It was reported that Melby has accepted a position with the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. The Weather • Date. Max. Min. Prec. May 13 78 37 0 May 14 84 42 0 May 15 59 43 0 May 16 48 42 .78 May 17 58 41 0 May 18 46 40 .08 May 19 59 40 .12 30 -Day Outlook For Montana, the mid -May to mid -June temperatures will av- erage warmer than seasonal. Precipitation should average light for the season. will follow the pancake feed and will offer a variety of booths and entertainment features. Moore said that booths would in- clude ring toss, duck rings, rat - in -the -hole game, fishpond, og- nib, hot dogs, pop and coffee and a baked goods booth featur ing cakes, pies, cookies and other items. Imported music will play for the go western dance which will follow the carnival. The dance will be interspersed with floor shows including performances by members of the Wagon Wheelers square dance club and high school twirlers. Grade school students will perform square dances at 9 p.m. Moore said that admission to the dance will be at half price for those showing tickets eligi- ble for the drawing for the yearling beef donated by Sheriff Wally Britton. Regular dance prices are $1 for adults and 50 13 BIG HORN SHEEP PLANTED NEAR EDDY Thirteen Big Horn sheep from the Sun river herd were planted by the Montana Fish and Game Dept. on the Fred Mass ranch at Eddy Friday afternoon. The herd included a three- year old ram. two-year old ram, two yearling rams, eight mature ewes and one yearling ewe. Originally it had been intend- ed to transplant sheep from the Wildhorse island herd, but spring trapping operations there were unsuccessful. A herd of Big Horn sheep formerly roamed the rock cliffs north of Eddy but was killed off , some years ago. Friday's planting was spon- sored by the Thompson Falls Rod and Gun club through the cooperation of Faye M. Couey, Kalispell, district game manag- er. The project was initiated last year when Lyle Smith was pre- / sident. Kelly Green, current club pre- sident, said it is hoped to obtain additional sheep from Wild - horse island this fall to inject a new blood strain into the herd. Voting for the four queen can- didates will be conducted during the dance with the queen to be crowned at midnight by Mayor M. C. Sutherland. Voting will be a penny a vote, Moore said. The four queen candidates are Sun river is located southeast of Glacier National park and west of Great Falls. Several local residents turned out Friday afternoon to catch a glimpse of the sheep as they were turned loose from the truck. Sportsmen to Eye Hunt Regulations Members approval or rejec- tion of the tentative hunting re- gulations as set forth by the State Fish and Game Commis- sion will be the main business before the Thompson Falls Rod and Gun club when it meets Tuesday evening in the Woman's club house. The meeting has been called by president Kelly Green and is set for 8 p.m. Also on tap is / a report of the fish plant in the reservoir made last fall and a report of the big horn sheep plant made last week. \Now is the time to voice your opinions of the regulations,\ Green said in urging members to attend. Cheryl Saint, Glenda Kendall, Judy Huffman and Sandra Mil- ler. Western dress will be the at- tire of the evening for every- one. \Everybody should go western or be fined,\ Moore warned. GILL NET RESULTS—The 36 fish taken in the Martin creek bay in gill nets Thursday morning are shown in lower photo. Gaffney is shown measuring the largest bull trout caught. Rainbows taken are in the center row on the newspaper, while the three suckers are at top left and yellow perch below. Other bull trout and two eastern brook trout are at right. Old Tuscor county road was used to launch Fish and Game Dept. boat being operated by Gaffney and Lee Watson in upper photo. Martin creek empties into the reservoir bay to the left, out of picture. (Ledger photos) TROUT 'DOING GOOD' IN NOXON RESERVOIR Evidence is increasing that the rehabilitation program for the Noxon Rapids reservoir will be a success following gill net tests made Thursday of last week by J. J. (Bud) Gaffney, pro- ject biologist. The nets were placed in Martin creek bay on the old Komberec place. The gill netting operations re- vealed a preponderant popula- tion of rainbow trout, an excel- lent growth rate and a low num- ber of. rough fish. Gaffney said. A total of 36 fish were caught in two nets, while two other . , nets, of different types, had no, fish. One net, a new type mono - filament nylon net with grad- uated sizes of holes, produced 34 of the fish and the other net two fish. Half of the fish or- 18, were rainbow trout, the only species planted in the reservoir last fall. Nine bull trout were caught, four yellow perch, three suck- ers and two brook trout. The largest rainbow measured 11.2 inches and weighed .46 pound. However, the ...majority measur- ed around seven inches. Gaffney said the largest of the rainbows evidently swam in- to the bay from Martin creek, but the uniform size of most of the rainbows leads him to be- lieve they must be ones that were planted last fall. Gaffney feels that it is highly probable that the bull trout, brook trout, perch and suckers all came down from nearby Mar- tin creek. Mouths of most of the trout were filled with angle worms. Water was about seven feet deep, where the nets were plac- ed. Largest sizes of the other , species netted were; Bull trout, 15.8 inches, 1.47 pounds; brook trout 9.6 inches, .35 , pound; yellow perch, 10.2 Inches, .44 pound, and suckers, 14.4 inches, 1.11 pounds. Lee Watson assisted Gaffney in the gill netting operations and in tabulating the catch.