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2—SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER Thursday, July 9, 1959 1 SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER K A. EGGENSPERGER Editor and Publisher THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA NATIONAL EDITORIAL C5T * . liontana 'STATE PRESS t: t ASSOaATION\-ii i i959111 Published every Thursday at Thompson Falls, Montana, county seat of Sanders county. Entered as second class matter March 3, 1906, under the Act of Congress, March 9, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in Sanders County $3.00 Six Months in Sanders County $1.75 One Year Outsic14 , County $3.50 Six Months Outside County $2.0C i 111 subscriptions payable in advance) 4.41•4011P*40'..400••••••••••••••••••-••••gil ILEIDGIEIR !LIMES By K. A. E. Is It Worth It? Last week's tragic fireworks explosion in Kalispell which cost two lives—one of a girl 12 and the other of a boy 15— raises a- new the question: \Are the few hours of excitement that fireworks provide each Independence Day worth the misery, the grief and loss of life they can and have caused?\ We think not. We shudder when we think back to the day when we were a teenager and even younger. Then the trend—fortunately revers- ed by now—seemed to be to manufacture and sell larger and more powerful firecrackers and bombs each year. In the years past the Montana legislature has done a good job of gradually restricting the sale and use of fireworks. Now we think it is time to go all the way and ban them entirely except for specific and adequately supervised community displays. For the average boy and girl the temptation is too great, the danger too real for fireworks. Too often fireworks are explod- ed when and where they should not be. Closer to home we have the example last weekend of a young Trout Creek boy suffering injuries to three fingers and severe powder burns to an eye from a fire cracker. In many cities, including our own town of Thompson Falls, all fireworks are illegal. We believe it would be a good idea to make them illegal statewide. The risk is too great for the small pleasures and thrills that are obtained. An effort should be made to have the trailer courts at Thom- pson Falls, Noxon and Trout Creek included in the Woodall Trailer Court Directory advise Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guilford of Redding, Calif. who were visiting here last week and renewing ac -1 quaintenances with old friends.] They said the directory, which' is the \Bible\ for people travel- ing with house trailers, does not list any trailers courts for west- ern Sanders county. In their opinion, a lot more trailer own- ers would travel 10A in prefer- ence to climbing Lookout pass' on 10 if they were sure there were trailer courts here which , would accomodate homes on wheels overnight. We're enjoying following the progress of the Scouters, the two New Jersey assistant scout- masters, who passe &I through here a couple of weeks ago in their canoe en route from Ore- gon to their home. RESERVOIR LEVEL ONLY ONE FOOT FROM TOP NOXON—Water in the Noxon Rapids reservoir was raised this week to an elevation of 2330 feet, only one foot below the full pond level. Meanwhile, pumping continu- ed from water table control wells at the toe of the southwest embankment as well as drilling of additional water table control wells along the left bank down- stream of the powerhouse. Some of the pumped wells are being converted to a siphon type. The pumping is being continu- ed as a means of controlling seepage before it flows under the switchyard area. Contractors have completed repairing of rock and mud slide damage to the Blue Slide county road and now are working on the Martin creek road. In other work at the dam, placing of membrane water- proofing and the concrete wear- ing surface on the powerhouse roof was completed. Adjust- ments were completed in inter- nal parts of the unit 1 turbine and generator and preparations made to start mechanical tests. Installation of the governor for units 1 and 2 was completed. Setting and winding of stator sections was continued on unit The week after leaving here they were in Plains, the next week the Superior paper con- tained mention of their arrival there and yesterday morning they made the front page of the Missoulian. We note now that they have revised the date they expect to reach New Jersey. When here it was late September, now it's mid -October. The Clark Fork has proved to be quite an obstacle course for them. Besides being swamped below the Cabinet Gorge dam they were dunked again be- tween here and Plains. Almost anyone you talk to these days who spends much time outdoors reports a sharp increase in the bear population this summer. John Brinkerhoff, Trout Creek district ranger, says they have had bear trouble in two of their trail camps. Frank Gummer Isees one or more almost every .126.96.36.199.11.411MININ.•••00.M4.4111.” AIM 41M.4 .1.01M1.4.01.. , 4111•00.1•4.“.04M , \Safe at Homer Maybe in Baseball. but your valuables can never \Be Safe At Home\. BUT — you can keep them safe in a safe deposit box for just pennies a week! Established In 1906 3. Installation of air, oil and water piping is continuing in the powerhouse, as well as electrical wiring and control panel instal- lation. Finish tile is being placed in the electrical bay. Finish work was complet- ed on the operators' housing and landscape work is underway. By Mrs. Helen Jenkins Notes Birthday Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gibson hon- ored their daughter, Susan, with a party at their home Friday in honor of her fifth birthday. A merry-go-round cake was served with ice cream to the guests. Those attending were David Tin- gle, Douglas Turley, Billy Rob - rich, Mrs. Laura Green, Mrs. Lou Dahl, Mrs. Florence Bounds, Mrs. Bill Read, Mrs. Art Turley and Mrs. Dan Arends and son, Butch. Noxon Briefs Mrs. Hubert Bounds spent the weekend in Wenatchee, Wash. visiting her daughter, Kathy and children. Long time residents of Noxon, Mr. and Mrs. George Jamison are spending the summer at their ranch on the north side of the river. They live near Fort Bragg, Calif. during the winter where their daughter, Mrs. Elm- er Kerwitz and family reside. Mr. and Mrs. Jamison visited their son, Loren and family, at Troy last week. Mr. and Mrs. John Davies moved to Kalispell Saturday where he has accepted employ - day. Jack Baxter said a group cavorts regularly outside his cabin on Wilkes creek. Millar Bryce voices the opin- ion that the Anaconda Co. is going to make a liar out of the Ledger. He says the betting in forest circles is that Anaconda will sell its timber holdings and Bonner mill and that it will be to a paper company—St. Regis, Potlatch or Diamond -Gardner. Harry and Dorothy Dodson ran into four -footed road blocks on Graves creek Sunday after- noon. The road blocks: mountain sheep. Dorothy said they trailed five sheep for a mile or better as they slowly scampered along the road in front of them. Some- times, she said, they got as close as 20 feet to them with their car. • • ment with Manion Implement sales. They operated the Stan- dard station here three years. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mc- Guigan report that their son, David, former sixth grade teach- er here, has acepted a position as grade school principal at Fort Shaw. David has been attending summer classes at the Great Falls college. David Sanks, former fifth grade teacher, was an overnight guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baier, last week. He returned after a month's trip through California and into Mexico where he at- tended a bull fight. Word from Jack Heebner, seventh and eighth grade teach- er last year, is that he working at an oil refinery in Laurel. Mrs. Tess Curry, fourth grade teacher, has been on a trip to Honolulu since school was out. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jenkins and daughter of Libby visited relatives in Noxon Saturday. Ac- companying them were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walker and son of Spo- kane. Mrs. Walker is the former Marion Tunnison, who lived here some years ago with her family. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jenkins and daughter, Roberta Godwin of Coeur d'Alene, were dinner guests at the Merle Jenkins home Sunday. Miss Bonnie Hampton spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Hampton. She is attending summer classes at Dillon. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ogle were hosts to a large group of friends and relatives at a July 4 picnic at their home on Swamp creek. They have purchased the form- er Ralph Tyler place. Among those present were Mr. Ogle's mother, Mrs. Jessie O'Callahan, Tom Ogle and son of Bend, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reynolds and family of Priest River, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pyatt and children, Mrs. Stella Pyatt, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Keniston and family, Helen Jenkins and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rickman and girls of Avery. Randy Jones, who has been a guest at the McGuigan home for two weeks, left Monday to re- turn to his home at Wolf Creek. He also visited his sister, Mrs. Raymond Tyler. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chimenti and son are spending a 10 -day vacation in Yellowstone National park and other points. A number of people from Noxon enjoyed the July 4 dance at Trout Creek. Connie Jenkins was confined to Bonner General hospital in Sandpoint with a most annoying case of shingles for two days. Noxon, TC Child Conferences Held Only ten youngsters attended the well child conference at Noxon Friday, while 18 were seen at Trout Creek, according to Sanders County nurse Miss Marlene McPherson. Assisting at Noxon were Mesdames Jerry Puyear, Don Houghton, Elwood Collins and Paul Brown. Trout Creek assistants were Mrs. B. R. Jopling, RN, Mrs. Dave Hale, Janice Fuller and Mrs. Brown. \There will be no more con- ferences scheduled at Noxon for a while,\ Miss McPherson has announced, adding that anyone needing immunizations will be notified and can attend the Trout Creek conferences. Returns Home Fred Elliott of Trout Creek was released Friday from St. Patrick hospital in Missoula. He is feeling better and is gaining weight again. This Week End • • • relax. . . enjoy yourself at Glacier has over 200 lakes and streams filled with rainbow, cutthroat, eastern brook, black spotted mackinaw, and lake trout. No fishing license required. Enjoy delicious food, golf, badminton, archery, ranger -escorted trips to glaciers, beautiful gardens, Indian Ceremonials, dancing, sketch - and -paint classes. • NO HAY FEVER OR ASTHMA • CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUNDS • BABY-SITTING SERVICE , • Ci f OM /etr s -rt S'i/hotig,h`ed SPEND TI.41.5 VJE.W. to. at GLACIER VARK LODGE V.ast Glacier PA I ic. Mont. --9- V-------- : ' N feramaraisir , - 6 S. C. Homemakers Club Meets By Mrs. Leonard Dickson Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kraus and sons of Great Falls visited the first part of the week at the Derry Conklin home. SWAMP CREEK—The Swamp Creek homemakers club held its regular meeting Thursday at the home of Mrs. Ben Dickson. They will meet with Mrs. Carl Larson in August. Mrs. Pat McLinden and Mrs. Art Hyland were in Sandpoint on business Wednesday. The Leonard Dicksons were there on business Monday. Misses Linda and Leona Dick- son visited over the weekend at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dickson. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conklin and family visited Saturday at the Derry Conklin home. Clint and George Brown spent the weekend at their home here. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Stone- hocker and sons visited Wednes- day evening at the Leonard Dickson home. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kraus and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cox at- tended the Whitepine Grange Thursday night. Twilight League Strikers 2—Haskell 423, Huff- man 569; Double Rs 1—H. Reed 494, B. Reed 353. Star Grazers 2—Huffman 440, Davis 383; D & H 1—D. Dodson T. R. Residents Entertain Guests By Mrs. Ralph Goode Overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dean and family Sat- urday were Bull Stewart, his daughter, Barbara and son, Audie. They are living in Can- ada at present. They will be remembered as residents living here during the construction of the Yellowstone Pipe Line. Bess Olson and her family of Hot Springs were weekend guests of the Herman Marq- uardts at their Copper .King cabin. Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson of Wallace, Ida. spent the holi- day weekend at Knute Stoland's cabin up Thompson River. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Plouzek of Crete, Neb. who have been house guests of the John Willi- ams family the past several weeks, left yesterday for their home. They particularly enjoy- ed fishing Thompson River and the nearby lakes. The Bill Laws family enter- tained their brothers and sisters and their families and the neig- hbors children of Snider with a fireworks display Saturday even- ing. The Rollin Dooley family spent the Juy 4 hoiday in Sand- point. 402, H. Dodson 474. Star Grazers 15 9 Strikers 14 10 Planters 13 8* D & H 11 13 M & M 9 12* Double R 7 17 Mrs. James Milne arrived Sun- day from Valier to visit the Rex Denison family. She will remain here the rest of the week. Visiting Sister Mrs. Marvin Brown and two children of Billings are staying with the former's sister, Mrs. Lloyd Oertli and children. Visit at Belknap BELKNAP—Fourth of July visitors at the home of Mrs. Sophia Moles and her son, I Louie, were her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Skierka of Brewster, Wash. and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Randall and three sons of Brewster; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Skierka of Spokane l and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Thomp- I son of Belknap. 1 If You Want to Sell Your SMALL FARM or CATTLE RANCH, We Need Listings. We have contacts with out-of- state owners for all types of property to sell or trade. Green Realty Co. Highway 10A at Bull River Road Noxon, Mont. Phone VI 7-2352 z=z=t3=4::====zi=tizu=1: 1 =Em DR. R. G. STANSBERRY OPTOMETRIST EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED I will be in THOMPSON FALLS THURSDAY, JULY 9th Office hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offices in Dr. Isbister's offices, 103 Columbia. Phone TAylor 7-3311 GREEN MOUNTAIN INSURANCE AGENCY BOB JOPLING, AGENT Trout Creek, Montana Complete Auto, Fire, For MRS. Insurance Service Life, Hospital, Bonds office calls contact ANDY AASEN 212 Madison, Phone TA 7-3864, Thompson Falls 4-H Camp Set At Bitterroot Lake The annual Sanders County 4-H summer camp will be held July 19-22 at Little Bitterroot , lake, west of Kalispell, Bob Han- son, county agent -at -large, has announced. Leaders for the camp will be Henry Mikkelson, county agent, ' Bob Wearns, Kalispell, area horticulturist, and Hanson. Betty I Hermes, 4-H junior leader, will be in charge of indoor recrea- tion. The camp will feature swim- ming, crafts and rifle marksman- ship as well as other recreation. It is open to all 4-H club mem- bers, leaders and parents in the county. Wins Promotion Forest Dobson, general man- ager of the Clark Fork Logging Co., has received orders promot- ting him from first lieutenant to captain in the United States Air Force Reserve. 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This intense love of individual free- dom is a heritage that survives to this day as a part of life in the west. The right of each individual to a free choice, whether it be to select his place of residence or to choose a glass of beer for refreshment is a proud tradition of Montana history which we still enjoy today. Today in Montana the United States Brewers Foundation works constantly throughout the beer business to assure chi sale of beer and . ale under pleasant, orderly conditions. Beer belongs In the free west. Enjoy It. UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION IDAHO, MONTANA NEVADA DIVISION eq'P'sf 500 -ranneri eelFs'