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State Historical Society Helena, Montana HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF IVI0111ArJA HELENA Vol. 54 No. 32 Sanders County Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1959 COUNTY AGENTS OFFICERS—County Agent J. H. Mikkelson of Thompson Falls, second from left in back row, takes the oath of office along with other officers and directors of the Montana Assn. of County Agents at the annual meeting held last week at Montana State college. Ted Fosse of Great Falls, extreme right, ad- ministers oath. Receiving the oath are, back row, left to right, M. J. Jackson, Conrad, direct- or; Mikkelson; Erie C. Gross, Hardin, director; W. W. Mau ritson, Kalispell, secretary -treasurer; ALL STATE YEARBOOK WINNERS—Repre- senting schools whose yearbooks received the top all -state rating at the Montana Interscholas- tic Editorial Assn. meeting at Montana State university Friday were these students. Front row, left to right, Helen Ouincey, Hays, White Shield; Janet Jette, Missoula, the Pine Cone; Doug Denison, son of Mr. and Mrs.' Rex Denison, Thompson Falls, the Blue Hawk. Back row— James K. Ross, Roundup, director. Front row —Eugene R. Hoff, Baker, second vice president; Philip R. Wilson, Terry, first vice president; Allen Nelson, Stanford, president; Don Hunter, Wolf Point, director. Mikkelson was one of the 32 Extension service employes receiving a United States Department of Agriculture award for 10 years or more of service. In addition, he has been granted the rating of assistant pro- fessor. (MSC photo -engraving) Carol Bollinger, Huntiy.,Project high, Worden, The Pillar; Casey Sparrow, Beaverhead County high, Dillon, the Beaver; Louise Snyder, Havre, the Blue Pony; Diane Stokes, Valier, Northern Lights, and Kriss Hendricksen, Charlo, the Vik- ing. Miss Hendrickson is president of the MIEA for the coming year. (MSU photo en- graving) TF COMMUNITY CHURCH HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING Dr. Tosh Tatsuyama, director of the school of religion at Mon- tana State university, spoke to the assembly of the Western As- sociation of Congregational churches at the Community Con- gregational ishurch Monday night. Dr. Tatsuyama, born and educated in Hawaii, studied also in the United States. He receiv- ed his Ph. D. degree at Andover - Newton seminary in Massach- usetts. He taught at Hamline univer- sity in St. Paul, Minn. and St. An- drews college in Saskatoon, Sas- katchewan. The past two years he has taught at MSU. Dr. Tatsuyama spoke on \The Challenge and Return to Christi- anity\. Because of his associa- tion with Oriental religions, Dr. Tatsuyama spoke on the Zen Buddhism as this challenge. This form of Buddhism has become popular on many American cam- puses and poses a crucial ques- tion to Christians; he said. \Un- less the ethical and spiritual in- sights of Christianity are lined out in actuality, our Buddhism will replace your own spirtual initiative.\ The persuasiveness of Zen Buddhism is generating a thorough -going re -appraisal of Christian convictions. Dr. Tat- suyama's conviction was express- ed that the resources of Christi- anity are sufficient for the mod- ern world The novelty of Zen Buddhism should not be allowed to influence unduly our search for an adequate faith today. Just before his speech, the Rev. Robert Putsch, in his devo- tions, had stated that we did not become enthusiastic enough about our religion. He changed his mind after hearing the spirit- ed interpretation of \The Congo\ by the youth choral choir direct- ed by Mrs. S. D. Babcock. Mrs. W. W. Brown of Great Falls ,outgoing moderator of the state conference and past direct- or of the Western Association Women's Fellowship, spoke at the dinner on the Second Gen- eral Synod of the United Church of Christ. It's chief business was to form a constitution for the Congregational - Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed Churches which united in 1957. She stated that \when two unit- ing communions can come this far: Preserving the best from each - making stronger the weaknesses of each, rejecting that which does not meet the highest stan- dards of each and resolving to be tolerant until we can live as one we are bound to present a more effective and devout witness to our God. Mrs. Clarence Heiman was chairman of the dinner attended by nearly 100 people. She was assisted by Mesdames 0. J. Mur- ray, Lester Wills, A. G. McAllist- er, Jake Wiegand, Otto Weigele, Don Campbell, Lester Kemmer- er, Walter Luke and Ernest Brauer. The Rev. Olah Moore introduced the guests, including Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Stickney and Mrs. Kirk Dewey of Billings, who are state workers. The delegates enjoyed an early morning breakfast at Trout Creek where that church asked to be an associate member of the western association. After breakfast, the group went to the sanctuary and the Rev. L. L. Gruman of the University Con- gregational church in Missoula told a parable about the island- ers of earth whose real citizen- ship is in the mainland, or heav- en. The king of the mainland is also King of the island, earth, though many islanders don't re- cognize it. And even though the King's son visits the island, many will not receive Him. But those who do accept the Ambassador try to live in terms of the Main- (Con't. on Back Page) State to Explain New Woods Law Forest land owners, loggers. sawmill operators and conserva- tion minded people are asked to attend a public meeting at the VFW club Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Falls and Friday evening, Oct. 23 at the Noxon High school. The new haz- ard reduction and management law, passed by the 1959 legisla- ture which pertains to logging slash disposal will be discussed and explained by members of the,State Forestry dept., Gareth C. Moon, state forester, has an- nounced. Following the meetings, the law as passed will be in full force and effect Oct. 30, ac- cording to Moon. Mill Installing Sprinkler System Installation of additional over- head fire protection sprinklers in buildings of the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. now is underway by the Rockwood Sprinkler Co. of Los Angeles, Arden Davis, gen- eral manager, has announced. The sprinkling system is being installed in the planer building, dry kilns, drying sheds and boil- er house. Previously, a similar system had been installed in the headrig, gang saw, edger and trimmer building. Earl Cunningham has been as- signed here as foreman for Rock- wood. Durward Moore has been awarded a contract to dig all of the pipeline ditches, Davis said. The job is expected to require about four months to complete. Eight -inch mains are being placed underground and an ad- ditional automatic pumping sta- tion is being installed. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham are residing in their house trailer here. They came here from Coeur d'Alene where he super- vised a similar installation at the Northwest Timber Co. mill. The Weather - Date Max. Min. Prec. Oct. 7 49 39 .11 Oct. 8 46 31 .06 Oct. 9 51 36 .48 Oct. 10 55 31 .17 Oct. 11 47 36 .45 Oct. 12 61 42 .27 Oct. 13 66 39 0 Harlow Retained As CFPD Head At Annual Meet Paul K. Harlow of Thompson Falls was re-elected president and State Sen. Eugene H. Mah- oney was re-elected vice presi- dent of the Committee for Par- adise Dam at the organization's annual business meeting in Mis- soula Monday. Other officers named were: C. P. Tonner, Hungry Horse, sec- ond vice president; Mrs. Frances Logan, Charlo, secretary, and Mrs. LaVerne Taylor, Missoula, treasurer. The committee presented test- imony Monday at a hearing be- fore the Senate Water Resources committee conducted by Sen. Robert S. Kerr (D -Okla.) and Sen. James E. Murray 1D -Mont). Dr. R. R. Renne. president of Montana State college, was the principal speaker at the CFPD annual meeting. Renne express- ed opposition to small dams and spoke in favor of large multi- purpose dams, such as Hungry Horse and Paradise. In Missoula Monday, Senator Murray said the Montana dele- Interest in western Sanders gation's program in congress county as a hunting area for next year includes start of con- out-of-state residents appears to struction of Yellowtail dam, ac- be decreased from previous tion on the Paradise -Knowles years. Monday. Cheney said he bill now before congress, and on I did not know of a single out -of - Libby dam ,which has been de- state party in the area, although layed by prolonged negotiations I some are expected to arrive be - with Canada. I fore the first shot is fired Sun - Single Copy 10c Hunting Season Opens For Big Game Sunday A small army of Sanders county hunters will take to the woods and streams this weekend as the 1959 waterfowl season on ducks and geese opens at noon Friday and big game becomes legal targets an hour before sun- rise Sunday, at 6:06 a.m. A week later, Sunday, Oct. 25, pheasants and huns become legal targets in Sanders county to give the sportsman a still wider choice. Four big game checking sta- tions again will be operated in Sanders County according to A. II. Cheney, deputy game warden. One station will be operated across the river from Thompson Falls at the Dry creek road junc- tion, another near the mouth of Thompson river, a third at the upper end of Thompson river and the fourth on Lynch creek, out of Plains. A major change in shooting hours this year affects big game hunters. Shooting hours for big game are one hour before sun- rise to one hour after sunset. A change in hours has been made also for waterfowl. This year daily shooting hours will be from sunrise to sunset, where- as before hunters were allowed to start firing one-half hour be- fore sunrise and continue until one-half hour after sunset. 2ND GENERATING UNIT READY FOR OPERATION All tests on the No. 2 generat- or at the Noxon Rapids dam power plant have been com- pleted and it is ready for com- mercial operation, six weeks ahead of schedule, a spokesman for the Washington Water Power Co. said Wednesday. The first of the four generat- ing units scheduled at the dam went on the line Aug. 1, a month earlier than originally planned. Meanwhile work on the intern- al parts on the unit 3 turbine and generator is continuing while assembly of the unit 3 rdtor was completed and it was set in place. Assembly of the unit 4 runner has been started. Installation of air, oil and water piping is continuing in the powerhouse as well as electrical wiring and control panel in- stallations. Installation of the heating and ventilating system for the powerhouse is continuing also. Conversion of the water table control wells along the left bank downstream of the powerhouse to siphon type is continuing. The wells are used to control see- page through the dam. Concreting of new baffles and deflectors in the spillway is near- ing completion. Construction of a new house for the Northern Pacific Railway depot agent at Noxon is well un- Lutherans Plan Church Building Plans for the construction of a new church by the congrega- tion of Our Savior's Lutheran church have been announced by the Rev. Donald L. Tigges of Plains, pastor. The local church has purchas- ed property south of the Wom- an's club house and north of the Hougland residence as a site for the church. The Rev. Tigges, who accept- ed the call as pastor of the Plains and Thompson Falls Lutheran churches this past summer, said that final plans for the church have not been com- pleted. If a sponsoring congre- gation is , obtained a more com- plete sanctuary can be con- structed, otherwise a building of a more temporary nature will be erected, the Rev. Tigges said. derway. Preparations are being made to install a high line system to be used in dredging the tailrace downstream of the powerhouse. Hawaii Bowlers Leave Saturday Heading for Hawaii and the invitational bowling tournament sponsored by the 50th state Sat- urday will be Mr. and Mrs. Earl Oliver, Mrs. Robert Millar, Mrs. Kristine Kirkeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Kinzer of Noxon and Mrs. Eric Bryce of Plains. The group will leave Spokane Saturday at 6 p.m. by plane and arrive in Hawaii in time to bowl in the tournament Monday. They will spend several days in the is- lands before flying home. Steel Nearly Up On New Bridge All steel on the new Thomp- Falls Highway IOA bridge should be in place by the end of this week according to John N (Whitey) Elliott, superintendent of steel erection for the J. A. Park Machinery Co.. of Pueblo. sub -contractors. Elliott said his men would start pulling down the highline cable next week and move it to Superior for use in constructing the new interstate highway bridge below town. A crane will be used to erect steel on the other bridge above Superior. Elliott has 14 men employed in steel erection operations here this week and Bud Real, super- intendent for Peter Kiewit Sons' Co., prime contractors, has two men doing clean up work in pre- paration for winter. Real is expected to be assign- ed within the next few days to another Kiewit job, probably in Washington. . Kiewit does not plan to build the deck forms or pour the con- crete floor of the bridge this win- ter. That work will be done next spring. Elliott says he expected to complete all his work in con- nection with the steel erection by the end of next week. day. Reports of game sightings have been sketchy for the past six weeks. This is mainly attri- butable to the fact that almost constant rain has kept the game bedded down. As has been the pattern for the past few years, elk kills are expected be scattered over an increasingly wider area. New timber access roads, the \Burma\ road up the east fork of Dry creek and in the Thomp- son river drainage have opened some new areas to easier access by hunters. On their $6 resident license, hunters again will be allowed to kill one elk of either sex and two deer of either sex, provided that one of the deer is a mule deer. Hunters may also shoot bear. With several early hunting seasons already under way in other areas of western Montana, some hunters have reported good success, according to some checking station reports. In Ravalli county, elk and deer kills are already ahead of the kill at the end of the second week in this area a year ago. HAWKS' TITLE HOPES RIDE ON WHITEFISH The Thompson Falls Blue hawks lost some of their tailfea- thers before they subdued the Columbia Falls Wildcats 13 to 7 here Saturday afternoon in a Northwest Division game. The victory moved the Hawks into third place in conference stand- ings with a record of two ixins, one loss and one tie. Whitefish and Libby remain tied for the league lead with three victories and a tie each. Saturday. the Coach W. M. I Buck) Prueninger's hawks face another crucial test on Ains- worth field when they engage the Whitefish Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Thompson Falls' title hopes will be riding on the outcome of, Saturday's tussle. Sparkling defensive play marked Saturday's battle with Columbia Falls as neither team gained consistently on the ground. Both Thompson Falls touchdowns were made through the air. Late in the first period, quart- erback Arden Davis lobbed a long pass to halfback Ernest Sch- moyer, who scampered 57 yards across the goal line. The conver- sion attempt was wide. It was while Schmoyer was racing towards the goal line that the Hawks got their biggest break of the game. A Wildcat tackler pursuing Schmoyer was blocked from the side and slight- ly behind by a Blue Hawk. An official dropped his penalty marker, but during the rhubarb that followed, it was ruled as ''defensive clipping\. The touch- down was allowed. It was this play and ruling by officials which marked the turn- ing point in the game. In the second period. Jeff Wollaston took a handoff from Davis and hurled a 23 -yard aerial down the sidelines to Ronnie Sands, who stepped across the goal line untouched. Harvey Brauer's kick added the extra point. In desperation. the Wildcats sprung T formation on the hawks in the fourth quarter and were threatening on the three - yard line before the Hawk de- fense stiffened, pushed the Columbia Falls team back to the 22 -yard line before taking over on downs. Four plays later the Hawks were forced to punt from their 15. Lineman Foley of the Wild- cats recovered the blocked punt and three plays later fullback Jim Ravan plunged four yards for C. Falls' only score. Ravan also ran the pat. Women's Bowling Tourney Planned The annual invitational wo- men's bowling tournament sponsored by the Ranch Lanes will be held here Nov. 21-22, ac- cording to manager James Dean. Entrants are expected from a number of Montana and, Idaho towns. Also announced by Dean is a turkey bowl for couples, to be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the alleys. 'Since we can no longer use a red headpin in the tur- key bowl, a scorekeeper will be hired to double check whether or not the headpin is hit,\ Dean said. All couple are invited to participate in the event and one turkey per alley will be award- ed. Three couples per alley are allowed for the bowl. The Hawks threatened down to the two -yard line in the sec- ond quarter and in the third period drove to the 10 before be- ing held for downs both times. The Hawks made only one sus- tained drive during the game. That came in the third period when they drove to the 10. Thompson Falls blockers failed to shake Schmoyer loose for any long gains as has been their custom in previous games this season. In fact the only two sparkling running plays of the game came in the third period when Colum- bia Falls backs broke away for gains of 15 and 27 yards on suc- cessive plays. The Hawks turned in one of their shoddiest performances of the season. Their defense tight- ened when Columbia Falls threatened, but their ground game, / except for the one drive in the third period, never got rolling. The I la w ks outgained the Wildcats 104 to 84 yards on the ground and Ill to 48 in the air. Thompson Falls chalked up seven first downs to five for Columbia Falls. The Hawks were penalized 25 yards and the Wild- cats 10. 'The Hawks completed five of eight passes compared to seven of 12 for the visitors. Col. Falls 0 0 0 7— 7 T. Falls 6 7 0 0-13 A. W. Sorenson, 75 Passes Monday; Services Today Funeral services will be held this afternoon iThursday) at 2 p.m. in the Community Congre- gational church for A. W. Soren- son. 75. who died Monday morn- ing in a Missoula hospital. The Rev. Olah Moore will officiate and interment will be in the Wild Rose cemetery. Mr. Sorenson had been ill since July 21. and had been hos- pitalized most of that time. He had been home for two brief per- iods and re-entered the hospital Sept. 7. He was born Sept. 25, 1884. He was married to Ann Christine Torgerson Dec. 19, 1908 at Detroit. Minn. He came to eastern Montana and homesteaded in 1906. In 1937 they moved to Thompson Falls where he had resided since. Mrs. Sorenson died in April 1948. Survivors include a son, Franklin, Thompson Falls; a dau- ghter, Mrs. Alma Hoff, Dagmar; a brother, David, Willmar, Minn.; seven sisters, Mrs. Lydia Dean, Mrs. Olive Rasmussen. and Mrs. Esther Larson, all of Medi- cine Lake. Mrs. Nina Mill, Ruso, N. Dak.. Mrs. Marie Tyson. Ber- gen, N Dak., Mrs. Priscilla Mad- sen and Mrs. Hannah Bush. both of Michigan; six grandchildren and two great grandsons. Music at today's service will be presented by Donald Campbell, soloist, and Mrs. Gerald Green, organist. Pallbearers will be Harold Jensen. A. M. Garrison, Perry Heater, Vern Dolson, Nor- man Jacobson, and E. H. Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shrider Funeral home of Plains.