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State Historical Society Helena, Montana Hi6ToitICAL 800IETY OF MONTANA HEM_FN ft and Explorer Scouts from troops and posts from all over western Montana participated in a two- day Western Montana Council camporee held at the Bend rang- er station on Thompson river Saturday and Sunday. Noxon Scouts were judged the best of the 36 patrols com- peting in various camping events. The Noxon patrol in ad- dition won the best skit award and received an excellent rating on its camp. Thompson Falls Boy Scouts placed second in the all events. In addition the Thompson Falls group won first in the pancake flip-flop and was among the five finalists in the tug -o -war. The troop placed second to Nox- on, which was first, in the Yuk- on adventure trail competition. Sanders County Ledger Vol. 54 No. 14 Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday June 11, 1959 Single Copy 10c OVERFLOW—Water cascading down the spill- ways of the Noxon Rapids dam creates this foaming spray these days. In times of normal operation, water will flow through the power- house at lower while the gates In this picture are open. (Le 250 SCOUTS ATTEND TWO-DAY CAMPOREE More than 250 Boy Scouts ers, Ricky Heater, Larry Tob- iska, David Shepard and Bill Gt4dseth. wenty-four Thompson Falls boys attended the camporee and were accompanied by Scoutmast- ers Gerald Miller and Ernest Franke and George Monger and H. R. Shepard. The Rev. Olah Moore conduct- ed protestant services and the Rev. Patrick J. Brown Catholic services for the boys Sunday morning. The camporee was under the direction of Western Montana Council staff. It was announced at the cam- poree that Scoutmasters Miller and Franke are among five scoutmasters in the Western Montana Council being consider- ed for a scholarship to scout camp in New Mexico the last Thompson Falls Explorer post week in July. had the best camp at the camp- Noxon Boy Scouts attending oree, however, the post declined the camporee included Warren honors because of the fact that Terrell, troop leader, Gary the Explorer Scouts were older Fleischmann, Sam Roberts, Don - than most other Scouts compet- me Houghton, Bernie Valdez, ing. David Hixon and Rickey Dailey. The two-day camporee was Terrell, Fleischmann, Roberts concluded with a court of honor and Houghton earned their first Sunday afternoon at which most class rank and also won the of the boys received merit badge scholarship award. awards or advancements in rank. Accompanying the Noxon Receiving the tenderfoot rank scouts were LeRoy Fleischmann were Donald and David Scran- and Don Houghton. Mr. and ton, Bruce DeLong, Mike Duf- Mrs. Dave Terrell also were field, Carl Koenen and Jay Mil- there. ler. Don Larson, Paul Williams The Noxon troop received a and Mike Duffield received the telegraph code practice set for second class rank, Walter presenting the best skit at the Franke received the first class Campfire Saturday evening. The and John Duffield received the skit was written by Don Hough - rank of life scout. ton, troop librarian. The troop In addition to the conferring also received a watermelon as of ranks, merit badges were prize for top honors, and LeRoy awarded to Mike Duffield, John Fleischmann received a scout Duffield, Walter Franke, Gary belt kit for having the best Heater, Jim Sanders, Joe Sand- patrol at the camporee. Rich Graham Hurls No - Hitter, Jim Gets Shutout as Lumbermen Win Two Richie Graham hurled a no- hitter and his brother, Jim, a shut -out victory as the Thomp- son !Falls Lumbermen swept a double-header from Superior and St. Regis at.Ainsworth field Sunday afternoon. Richie fanned 13 batters as his mates chalked up an 8 to 0 victory over the St. Regis Chiefs in the nightcap. Jim was credit- ed with a 3 to 0 shutout over Superior in the opener. The Lumbermen combined three hits, including a double by Dick Browne, with seven bases on balls in the first inning to gain the eight runs against St. Regis. In the opener, the Lumbermen punched across a run in the first inning and two more in the fif- th for their 3 to 0 victory over Superior. Jim Graham fanned six batters in chalking up his first victory of the season. The win over St. Regis mark- ed the first for a Thompson Falls team in years. Sunday, the Lumbermen meet Superior again on the St. Regis right and into the river channel to the spillway will be closed. ,six of the eight spillway gates dger photo) diamond. The Superior club will play the St. Regis Chiefs in the second game. Darrell Torgrimson handled the chores behind the plate for both Graham brothers. In the bottom of the first against the Chiefs, Roger Cur- ran led off with a single past the first sacker. Richie Graham fan- ned. Darrell Torgrimson and Jerry Selvig were walked and Browne clouted a two -bagger to score Curran and Torgrimson. Jerry Miller struck out for the second out and then Bob Lucas, Arden Davis, Jeff Wollaston and Curran were given successive walks to push Selvig, Brown and Lucas across the plates. Richie Graham singled his second time up in the inning, scoring Davis and causing Wol- laston to move to thiird and Curran to second. Wollaston scored on a wild pitch, Curran stole third and then home. Tor- grimson was given a base on balls and Graham was out at second base on a fielders choice by Selvig, to retire the side. Feldt, Helterline Receive Degrees Two Sanders County students, Edward D. Feldt of Noxon and Carol E. Helterline of Plains were among the 586 candidates receiving bachelor of science degrees at the 63rd annual Commencement exercises Mon- day afternoon at Montana State college in Bozeman. Feldt re- ceived a bachelor of science de- gree in Civil Engineering and was graduated with honors; Miss Helterline received a bachelor of science degree in home econ- omics. In addition to the bachel- or of science degrees, nine doc- toral degrees, 57 master of sci- ence degrees and three honorary doctorate degrees were confer- red. John Reber, 48, Dies Following Extended Illness John Reber, 48, died early Wednesday morning in the Nor- thern Pacific hospital in Mis- soula following an illness of several months. Mrs. Reber and a daughter, Frances Ann, were in Missoula at the time of his death. Funeral services will be held in Thompson Falls but the time has not been set, pending the arrival of the other daugh- ter, Mrs. Robert A. (Bertha) Walker of Oklahoma City, and the notification of other rela- tives. Mr. Reber was born June 7, 1911 in Westborough, Wis. and came to Thompson Falls in 1936. The same year he was married to Ann Gunderson in Sandpoint. He had been employed by the Northern Pacific Railway Co. for 20 years. Survivors in addition to the widow, Ann, include two daugh- ters, Frances Ann, Thompson Falls, and Bertha Reber Walker, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, Howard, Westborough, Wis., Melvin, Chicago, Ill., and Edgar, El Cerrito, Calif.; six sisters, Irene Reber, Black River Falls, Wis., Mrs. Ethel Marks - bury, Spokane, ; Mrs. Milton Smith, El Cerrito,. Calif., Mrs. Ed Goben, Turtle Lake, Minn., Mrs. Donald Cain, Chicago and Mrs. Ivar Stahl, Morton Grove, Ill. and a number of nieces and nep- hews. Steel for Bridge Unloaded Here Smith Catches 20 -Pound Trout By Ledger Corresp, rlde, t NOXON—Bill Smith caught a 20 -pound bull trout in the Clark Fork river last week. There have been several good catches of bull trout in Bull river. IC District Plans 2 Major Timber Sales This Year TROUT CREEK—Two major timber sales plus several smaller salvage sales are being planned in the Trout Creek ranger dis- trict this calendar year, John Brinkerhoff, district ranger, re- ported Wednesday. The first sale, in the upper Vermillion river drainage, will be made June 29 at Kaniksu Na- tional Forest headquarters in Sandpoint. The sale involves an estimated 6,720,000 board feet. including 5 million spruce, 1.1 million alpine fir and hemlock and 600,000 feet of larch, Doug- las fir, white bark pine. The sale is being made to log an area of 71 acres infested with the spruce bark beetle. Planned for later this year is a sale involving, 8,040,000 board feet of timber on Whitepine creek. Volume by species will include 2.1 million feet of white pine, 200,000 spruce, 240,000 ponderosa pine, 4.1 million feet of larch, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, white bark pine, 1.2 mil- lion feet of grand fir, alpine fir and hemlock and 200,000 feet of cedar. About 10.5 miles of main ac- cess road will be constructed by the successful purchaser. Among the small sales planned is a pulp log sale of one milliun feet in Happy Gulch of the Ver- million river drainage. The sale will offer bug killed spruce and alpine fir left after logging. Salvage sales of 1 million feet are planned in the Vermilion river and Martin creek area also, Brinkerhoff said. Five carloads of steel for the new Thompson Falls Highway 10A bridge were unloaded this week at the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. railroad siding by the J. A. Park Machinery Co., which has the contract to erect the bridge steel. Included in the five cars were stringers and bridge spans. The steel contractor was en- gaged this week also in erect- ing the steel cable highline across the river, which will be used to swing the steel into place. WANT ADS provide extra cash! Chairman Larson Larson Re-elected Pact Chairman SEATTLE—Glenn H. Larson of Thompson Falls Monday night was re-elected chairman of the Columbia River Interstate Com- pact commission at a meeting of the commission here. Other officers re-elected were Alfred Corbett, Portland, vice chairman, and John L. Cooney, Spokane, treasurer. Larson said committees were to meet Wednesday to consider parts of a third revision of a comprehensive basin plan which commission members hope even- tually will be approved by legis- latures in Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Montana. New committee chairmen in- clude James E. Murphy, Kalis- pell, legal; L. A. Colby, Mis- soula, fisheries, and C. H. Ray- mond, Hamilton. budget and fin - ^ Saddle Clubs to Ride Up Clark Peak Sunday Saddle club members from all over western Montana are ex pected to participate Sunday in the first annual ride sponsored by the Thompson Falls Saddle club. The riders will start ar- riving here Saturday afternoon. The ride Sunday will be to the top of Clark peak over the Forest Service trail. Lunch will be served to the visitors at noon on top of Clark peak by the host club. Riders have been invited to!, participate from saddle clubs at, Kalispell, Eureka, Somers,1 Whitefish, Missoula, Arlee, Ron- an, St. Ignatius, Poison, Seeley ; Lake, Libby, Troy, Plains and! !lot Springs. Riders arriving Saturday af- ance. -- - Marshal Zook Resigns, Moves Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zook and four children left early Wednes- day for Wenatchee where they will make their home. Mrs. Zook said her husband's more than three years of resi- dence in Sanders county appar- ently did not qualify him under Montana law for the position of city marshal in Thompson Falls. It was also reported that Mr. Zook had accepted a job with a construction firm in Wenatchee. ternoon will camp at the bend of Prospect creek and at the Don Small place, Bill Eldridge, trail boss for the ride, reported. Sunday's schedule will start at 6 a.m. when visitors will rise and water and feed their horses. Breakfast is scheduled at 6:30 a.m. followed by preparing trucks and trailers for moving to the base of Clark peak on the south side for those who do not intend to ride all the way back to camp. All riders will be re- quired to register by 9:30 a.m., when the ride is scheduled to start. Plans for the first annual event were completed Thursday night at a meeting of the Thom- pson Falls Saddle club when the NEBRASKA FIRM GETS COUNTY APPRAISAL JOB The board of county commis- sioners of Sanders county has entered into a contract with E. T. Wilkins and Associates of Lincoln, Nebr. to appraise urban and rural improvements, town lots and local utilities in con- nection with the classification and appraisal program ordered by the state legislature a few years ago. The contract has been sent to the State Board of Equa- lization for approval. The same firm is engaged in appraising property in Missoula county now according to County Attorney Alex C. Morrison. Its work in Sanders county is ex- pected to get underway when it completes its work in Missoula. Morrison said the contract in Sanders county is for $18,450. The appraisal work is to be completed by Dec. 1, 1960. The Nebraska firm will hand- le appraisals of buildings and improvements on rural and urban property, town lots and local utilities, other than those appraised by the State Board of Equalization, such as the Mon- tana Power Co. and Mountain States Telephone Co. GILL NETTING TESTS SPROUT TROUT Gill netting tests in the Noxon Rapids reservoir continue to pro- vide increasing evidence of the success of last fall's rehabilita- tion and restocking program, J. J. (Bud) Gaffney, project bio- logist, reported this week. Two nets placed in Trout Creek bay Wednesday afternoon and retrieved Thursday noon had trapped 30 fish—all trout except for one whitefish. No rough fish were taken. Of the 30 fish, 11 were Rain- bow trout ranging in length from six to 10.3 inches. Seven Dolly Vardens were caught rang- ing in size from 12 to 14.5 inches. Other species were seven Cutthroats and hybrids mea- suring 8.3 to 11.7 inches and four Eastern Brook trout rang- ing from 7.6 to 11 inches. The Bob Cluzen Noxon single whitefish measured 13.8 inches. The majority of the Rainbows measured between eight and nine inches. Only Rainbow trout were planted when the reservoir was restocked last fall. The other species are wild, Gaffney said. Two or three of the largest siz- ed Rainbows are believed to be wild, also, Gaffney said. How- ever, the majority of Rainbows were comparatively uniform in size. Two nets placed in Blue creek bay below Noxon were washed out by heavy logs floating down- stream as the creek rose during the night. Gaffney said. Elmer Butte assisted Gaffney in the netting tests. Neva Lunnen Students Get Scholarships NOXON—Two members of the 1960 senior class of Noxon High school—Bob Cluzen and Neva Lunnen—have been award- ed scholarships for summer courses at two Montana col- leges. Cluzen has received a scholar- ship to attend a forestry and conservation course at Montana' State university at Missoula and Miss Lunnen will attend a four- , week Mathematics and Science; institute at Montana State col- lege at Bozeman. Miss Lunnen received the National Science Foundation scholarship. Previously Miss Lunnen had been chosen as Noxon's dele- gate to Girls State and Cluzen organization also held its nual election of officers. Jack Kistner was elected president to succeed Don Cox. Kistner serv- ed the past year as vice presi- dent. Kelly Green was elected vice president and Mrs. Larry Eldridge was chosen secretary - treasurer, succeeding Mrs. Hugh Hearing. Mrs. Bill Eldridge is in charge of the lunch committee, Green is chairman of the signs com- mittee, Dr. Thiegs is in charge of campsite arrangements and Mrs. Hearing is responsible for registrations assisted by Lor- raine Thurman and Mrs. Del- bert Edwardson, at whose home the meeting was held. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Thiegs were elected historians for the club. Herbie Eldridge will act as trail boss for the ride. Signs are being erected to direct visiting riders to the camp grounds when they arrive in Thompson Falls. Signs are also being placed along the ride trail to show points of interest, Green said. A large number of riders is expected for the event, which is the first of its kind ever spon- sored by the saddle club here. Oscar Angst, 83, Dies in Missoula; Services Friday Oscar Angst, 83. died Monday afternoon in a Missoula rest l home where he had resided since March. Mr. Angst was born near Arcadia, Wis. January 29, 1876 and came to Sanders county in 1900 where he settled on the Blue Slide. He lived there, operating a ranch until 1947 when he sold the ranch and moved to Thompson Falls. He lived here until March when he went to Missoula. Mr. Angst's beautiful flowers at his residence created com- ment every year from numerous townspeople and visitors. Mrs. Angst preceeded him in death by only a month. Surviv- ors include a son, Gaylord Ang- st., and five grandchildren of Missoula; a brother, Dudley Angst, Lewiston, Ida. and num- erous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Community Congregational church with the Rev. Olah Moore presiding. Burial will be in the new Thompson Falls cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marion Farm- er, 0. J. Murray, Norman La- Friniere, M. C. Sutherland, Arthur Turk and T. W. Garrison. as Noxon's delegate to Boys State. Announcement of the schol- arship awards was made by Supt. Jack Baler. He also said Miss Patsy Clark, valedictorian of the 1959 senior class, has been awarded a merit scholarship to attend MSU next fall. The Weather - Date Max. Min. June 3 75 49 June 4 81 46 June 5 68 54 June 6 63 47 June 7 68 40 June 8 74 36 June 9 64 47 Prec 06 0 .26 .35 tr. .02 .21 Patrick Leary Dies in California Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Williams Catholic church for Patrick J. Leary, 59, former re- sident of Whitepine. with the Rev. Coleman King of Kellogg officiating. Mr. Leary died Mon- day morning at Oakland, Calif. He is a brother-in-law of W. L. Flanigan of Thompson Falls. The body is expected to arrive Friday. Mr. Leary lived for many years at Whitepine on their farm which they sold to Ed Larson. Survivors include the widow, Ruby Leary of the home in Oakland, and a daughter, Mrs. Eulah Mae Leary Thomas, San Leandro, Calif. and two grand- children. Mr. Leary was born in Butte and moved to Whitepine in 1909 after his parents died. He was raised at Whitepine by Chris Herman. Mr. Leary attended schools at Whitepine and Thom- pson Falls. They moved to California about eight years ago. Pallbearers will be Ernest Butte, Lyle Haase, Harry Dod- son, Guy Hall, Virgil Hall and George Cunningham. Mass Changed Mass at St. Williams Catholic church Sunday will be heard at 12 noon instead of 8 a.m. as pre- viously scheduled, according to the Rev. Patrick J. Brown.