Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1959-current, June 04, 1959, Image 1

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State Historicra. Society Helena, Montana ORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTANA HEOLEN A Sanders County Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County Vol. 54 No. 13 THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday, June 4, 1959 Single Copy 10c GUIDE LIONS—Richard Heater, center left, receives the president's gavel from retiring president Art Turk, right center, at installation ceremonies conducted Thursday night. A. L. Libra, past president and installing officer, conducted the installation. In the background are Dick Davis, liontamer; Bob Clark, tailtwist- er; M. J. Sullivan, secretary -treasurer; Calvin Wilson, second vice president; C. R. Duffield, first vice president, and Dr. Richard Thiegs and Clyde Blake, directors. (Ledger photo) LUMBERMEN TO MEET SUPERIOR, ST. REGIS Boasting power at the plate, ample bench strength and a vet- eran mound staff, the Thomp- son Falls Lumbermen will open their 1959 summer baseball sea- son at Ainsworth field Sunday afternoon with a double-header scheduled with the St. Regis and Superior clubs. The first game is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. 'The team is coming along 13 of 20 Teachers Plan to Attend Summer School Thirteen of the 20 returning members of the Thompson Falls schools faculty will attend sum- mer school sessions, Supt. Eve- rett W. Long has announced. Mr. and Mrs. Rorbert Posey plan to leave around June 15 for Mexico City, where the former will attend a summer session at a branch of the University of Mexico. Teachers planning to attend Montana State university sum- mer sessions in Missoula are K. William Harvey, grade principal, W. J. (Buck) Prueninger, Mrs. David Lawyer, Mrs. Mary John- son, Mrs. N. W. Berge, Miss Lorene Shogren, Mrs. Richard Thiegs, Mrs. Rita Selvig and Mrs. Dorothy Hunton. Mrs. Lillian Beamish will at- tend summer school at Western Montana college at Dillon. Steve Previs will attend a ses- sion at Montana State college at Bozeman and also plans to at- tend a coaching school. Laverne Gronewald will at- tend summer school at Wiscon- sin State Teachers college at Stevens Point. Wis. H. R. Shepard, Mrs. J. H. Mik- kelson and Mrs. Mildred Monk will spend the summer in Thom- pson Falls, while Mrs. C. D. Chester will be at home at Trout Creek. Mrs. Elsie Anderson will spend the summer at Kalispell and Norman Allen plans to work on his ranch oil the Blue Slide. Maurice Hurd's plans for the summer are indefinite. The Weather • Date Max. Min. Prec May 27 62 33 tr. May 2,8 60 41 .07 May 29 64 35 .14 May 30 71 34 0 May 31 76 35 0 June 1 84 39 0 June 2 88 40 0 30 -Day Outlook The June temperature fore- cast for Montana is for near seasonal averages. Precipitation is expected to average moderate along the Montana -Wyoming border, over the Missouri head- waters, and west of the divide, but light for the season else- where. fine,\ Manager Bob Clark re- ported Tuesday. \We have some real good prospects and depth at every position. Clark said several new candi- dates have turned out for prac- tice in the past week to bolster the squad. They include Bill Brown, catcher; Jack Stephens, Guy Hendren, Jerry Miller and Bob Hanson, outfielders, and Roger Curran, infielder. Most of the hurling chores will be delegated to Jim Graham, Richie Graham and Arden Davis, Clark said with Brown and Dar- rel Torgrimson behind the plate. Clark said he is negotiating for other games with teams at Wallace, Mullan, Kalispell, Mis- soula and Libby. 10A Viewpoint Plans Disclosed Plans to erect two large tourist information signs at the site of viewpoint to be construct- ed just west of Swamp creek on Highway 10A were announced yesterday by Randall Johnson, a representative of the public relations and advertising de-- partment of the Washington Water Power Co. The signs will be about 12 feet wide. One will show a picture of the dam and an arrow showing the point from which tourists are viewing the reservoir. The other sign will carry informa- tion and statistics concerning the project, Johnson said. Fred (Bud) Moore, chairman of the Thompson Falls-Noxon Chamber of Commerce highway committee, has been pushing construction of the viewpoint for the past several months—obtain- ing the cooperation of the Mon- tana Highway Dept., Bureau of Public Roads and WWP. Johnson said he hopes the signs can be completed and erected sometime this month. The viewpoint will be located at nearly the highest point in the highway west of Swamp Cabinet Lake Inn Moving to T.C. By Ledger Correspondent NOXON—The bar section of the old Cabinet Lake Inn was moved to Trout Creek to the site of the former Lookout Point cafe. The remainder of the Cab- inet Lake inn is to be moved to Trout Creek as a replacement for Stonehocker's garage, which burned recently. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hill of Trout Creek are the new owners of the bar. Council Reduces Quarterly Fee For Juke Boxes An ordinance reducing the quarterly city license fee for coin operated music machines from $7.50 per quarter to $5 was passed by the city council at its mid-May meeting. The council at the same meet- ing also adopted a resolution to cooperate with county and state officials in the civil de- fense program. At the June meeting Monday night, city dads discussed a pro- posal to clean Main street. The request was made by George ; Green in behalf of the Retail ; Trades committee of the Thom- pson Falls-Noxon Chamber of Commerce. Long Addresses Columbus Class Supt. and Mrs. Everett W. Long and son, John, returned Sunday from Columbus, where the former participated in com- mencement exercises for the 1959 graduating class of Colum- bus . ,High school. Superintendent Long address- ed the class and presented dip- lomas to the graduating seniors. Before coming to Thompson Falls three years ago to be sup- erintendent, Long headed the Columbus school system for 11 years. Members of this year's graduating class there were freshmen during Long's last year in Columbus. Class mem- bers their advisor and the board creek. of trustees at Columbus had re- quested last fall that Long par- ticipate in the Commencement exercises. Susan Puphal Heads Fellowship Miss Susan Puphal was elect- ed president of the Senior Pil- grom Fellowship for 1959-60 at the organization's spring picnic held on Thompson river Sunday. Other officers elected were: Lynne Powell, vice president; Carolyn Selvig, secretary; Susan Duffield, treasurer; Bruce Deni- son, action chairman; Ernest Schmoyer, faith chairman, and Doug Denison, fellowship chair- man. The newly elected officers will meet to plan a summer re- creation program of picnics, dances and games. After the picnic and business meeting, the group adjourned to fish or bowl. Bible School Opens Monday I Boys and girls from age four through grade six are reminded that Bible school of the Com- munity Congregational church will start Monday morning at 9 o'clock with all students but four and five rear olds meeting in the elementary school. Registration requires the pay- ment of a small fee to cover the cost of materials used in the two week session. \Please go to your regular class group,\ Mrs. Dobson said, \Remember that in Sunday school, promo- tions to higher classes take place in the fall.\ Idaho Road Crews Open Burke Pass Idaho road crews Monday opened the Burk* pass road between Thompson Falls and Wallace to travel for the first time this year, the Montana Power Co. has reported. The Idaho crew had to plow through drifts 10 feet high to open the pass. Pumping Started From Control Wells at Noxon Pumping from water table control wells at the toe of the southwest embankment of the Noxon Rapids dam got under- way this week as a part of the seepage control program at the project. Drilling of additional ob- servation wells downstream of the dam is continuing Water in the reservoir is be- ing held near an elevation of 2316 feet. Clay blanketing is continuing also in the old river channel above the dam. Other work on the project is confined primarily to the pow- erhouse. Erection of partitions in the electrical bay was completed and finish tile is being placed. Adjustments are being made in internal parts of the unit 1 turbine and the unit 1 rotor was set in place. Installation of the governor for units 1 and 2 con- tinued. Setting and winding of stator sections continued on units 2 and 3. Installation of air, oil and water piping is continuing in the powerhouse as well as electrical wiring and control panel installa- tions. Main transformers and oil circuit breakers are being made ready for service. Placing of membrane water! proofing and the concrete wear- ing surface on the powerhouse roof continued. Electrical installation work in the switchyard continued and the transmission line from the dam to the switchyard is being erected. Construction of a tap line from the switchyard to the Bon- neville power line is underway. Finish work is continuing on the operators' housing. 13 Students on Final Honor Roll Thirteen students, including two with perfect straight A grade averages, are listed on the final honor roll of the school year for Thompson Falls High school released Tuesday by N. W. Berge, principal. Students receiving straight A averages were Frances Scott, salutatorian, and Lynne Powell, junior. Others on the honor roll with a grade average of 2.5 or better are: Freshmen—Susan Duffield, Nancy Malesich, Lynda Moore, Christine Urquhart; sophomore —Lorraine Thurman; juniors— Dave Eplin, Carolyn Selvig; seni- ors—Harvey Curran, Alice Dy- kstra, Lorraine Ebbett and Janice Repp. Those receiving honorable mention are: Freshman—Mari- lyn Gardner; juniors—Arden Davis, Ross Duffel, Wally Page, Joyce Rosdahl and Jeff Wollas- ton, and senior—Frances Ann Reber. Duffield Tops Junior High Roll John Duffield with perfect straight A grades topped the 11 students on the final six weeks honor roll for Thompson Falls Junior High school released yesterday by K. William Harvey, principal. Others on the honor roll are. Seventh graders—Tim Camp bell, Richard Heater, Marilyn Wakefield, Jimmy Eplin, Eileen Smith and Lenore Watters eighth graders—Ray Babcock, Laura Huffman, • NiLs Rosdahl Kathy Wright. CFL Buys Third Large Mineral Timber Sale The Clark Fork Logging Co. of Thompson Falls Friday pur- chased its third large block of Forest Service timber in Mineral county, Forrest Dobson, gener- al manager, has announced. Friday's sale involved 2 million board feet of whitepine and 7,500,000 feet of other species. The timber is in the Mineral mountain area of the St. Regis district of the Coeur d'Alene National forest. The local firm bid $80,850 for the timber, which had been ap- praised by the Forest Service at $66,790. Ten miles of main access road are to be constructed, according to conditions of the sale. Last month the Clark Fork ,Logging Co. purchased 27 million board feet of timber in the Superior ranger district of the Lob o National forest in two sales. One sale consisted of 18 million on Second creek, seven miles east of Superior. and the other 9 million on Sunrise %reek also east of Superior. The Clark Fork Logging Co. was formed last year to handle timber purchases and logging operations for the three major SPORTSMEN APPROVE HUNTING REGULATIONS Big game hunting regulations as proposed by the Montana Fish and Game Dept. for Sanders county were approved by mem- bers of the Thompson Falls Rod and Gun club at a special meet- ing last week. Hunting regula- tions for 1959 are similar to those in effect last fall. The general big game season in Sanders county will open Sunday, Oct. 18 and continue through Sunday. November 22. Two deer of either sex will be allowed, providing that one must be a mule deer however. Elk of either sex may be hunted also. Kelly Green. club president. has announced that the organiz- ation has set salt in several spots for the mountain sheep recently planted at Eddy. The club also plans to erect Catholic Bible Schools Planned Vacation schools starting Mon day will be conducted by St. Williams Catholic church in Noxon and Thompson Falls. Both will be held in the grade schools of the towns, according to the Rev. Patrick Brown. Conducting the school at Thom- pson Falls will be the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kans. Two Seminarians, James Sullivan and Wiliam Corr will conduct the Noxon school. new signs on the Ray Meadows section of Little Beaver creek, which is restricted to fishing by youngsters 12 years old and und- er. Rainbow trout, measuring from 10 to 14 inches, were planted in the creek two weeks ago and several boys and girls have been reporting nice catches. _ Green has asked that parents not abuse the fishing privileges afforded the children. - It's al- right to coach your youngster and teach him how to fish,\ Green said, but he asked that ' parents refrain from actually fishing themselves. The club is now engaged in its annual membership drive. Sportsmen and their wives de- siring to join the club are urged to contact Carl Holmes. Green .also said the club is making preparations to assist with the annual fish plants to be made in Thompson river this summer. Warden A. II. Cheney said the plants will not be made until after high water passes. Club members also went on record favoring continuation of the game checking stations in the Thompson Falls area so that ' harvest statistics will be avail- able for comparison with other years. A big game management meeting will be conducted toni- ght at 8 p.m. in the lOOF hall ' in Kalispell by the Montana Fish and Game Dept. to explain its ; game management program. 441(v PARADE—Members of the Thompson Falls Saddle club led the parade down Main street which started activities in con- nection with the Spring Roundup and Go Western dance for the benefit of the Thompson Falls Community Swimming pool project fund Saturday, May 23. Comedy acts in the parade in- cluded Kenneth Soule, dressed as a prospector and leading a burro and Misses Marlene McPherson and Donna Hamann, acting as a cleanup crew with a small wagon pulled behind a tricycle. Other groups parading were Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Cub Scouts, Campfire Girls, Bluebirds, high school bat- on twirlers, and boys and girls on decorated bicycles. (Ledger photo) lumber mills in Sanders county —Thompson Falls Co., Flodin Lumber Co. and Diehl Lumber Co. Olivers Get Job Of Logging Mineral Timber Oliver and Oliver, Thompson Falls logging contractors Tues- day were awarded a contract to log the Second creek and Sun- rise creek timber sales purchas- ed last month in Mineral county by the Clark Fork Logging Co. Forrest Dobson, general man- ager, said Olivers would prob- ably start construction of the main access road into the Second creek sale later this month and that logging operations are planned to start in the fall. The logging contract was awarded Tuesday after the open- ing of bids, for which the Clark Fork Logging ('o. had advertis- ed. Timber from the two sales will be shipped to Sanders county's three major mills by rail, Dob- son said. A total of 27 million board feet are involved in the two sales. Preuninger Gets $600 Guidance MSU Scholarship William M. (Buck) Pruening- er, Thompson Falls High school social studies instructor and football coach, has been award- ed a $600 scholarship under the National Defense Education - act to attend the eight -week Guid- ance Institute at Montana State university this summer, Supt. Everett W. Long announced Wednesday afternoon. Pruening- er was one of 25 educators in the state chosen to attend the institute. The institute will open June 22 and continue through Aug. 15. Students will receive 12 hours of graduate credit toward their masters degree. Objective of the institute is to help guidance people in high schools find talented students who have possibilities in fields of science. Mrs. Prueninger and three daughters will accompany him to Missoula. They have obtained housing on the campus. Droz Assigned To Noxon Facility .,..Frank Droz of Spokane was assigned last week as permanent machinist -mechanic for the Nox- on Rapids project. He is the sec- ond of the permanent personnel to be assigned to the project. Earlier this spring John Gra- ham was assigned as superinten- dent of the facility. Mr. and Mrs. Droz and two children are occupying one of the new homes erected by WWP in the operators village at the project. Their son, John, will en- ter college in the fall and their daughter, Sally, will be a senior at Noxon High school next year. Droz was assigned here from WWP headquarters in Spokane, where he has been employed for the past several years. Enters Hospital Ernest Cox underwent sur- gery in the Sanders County Gen- eral hospital at Hot Springs Tuesday. Bud Britton of Mullasi spent the Memorial Day holiday here with his mother, Mrs. Elsie Brit- ton, and his brother, Wally, and family.

Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 04 June 1959, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.