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State Historical Society * 4 Helena, Montana Vol. 54 No. 33 Us - Sanders County Ledger ONLY SECOND PRIZE—This 39 -pound King salmon was good for only second prize for July in the Port Angeles (Wash.) Salmon club derby. It was caught by Henry Helgeson of Missoula, left, shown displaying it proudly with his bro- ther-in-law, Harvey Curran. The champion salmon for July weighed two pounds more, 41. Helgeson, who is a brother of Mrs. Curran, is known in western Montana as the \Buffalo Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA. Thursday, October 22 1959 Butcher.\ In the past 33 years, he has butch- ered 3544 buffalo at the National Bison range at Moiese, at Yellowstone National park and other government ranges. In that time he has butchered more than 500 deer, 500 elk and numerous mountain sheep and antelope. Hel- geson was through here Friday en route from Port Angeles to his home in Missoula. • (Ledger photo) AN HOUR'S PLEASURE—Only an hour and 15 minutes of fish- ing was required to haul this catch of nine fish from the Noxon lake just above the Noxon Rapids dam Thursday even- ing by Paul Kemmerer, accountant for Ebasco Services, Inc. Kemmerer said his catch was \nothing special\ —that similar ones are common in the reservoir lately. Enthused over the prospects of fishing in the lake, Kemmerer predicts that in the next few years the Noxon lake will offer the finest angling in the Northwest. These fish, which Kem- merer says are silver salmon, were caught on a spoon. (Ledger photo) DRIVE FOR BOY SCOUT FUNDS STARTS FRIDAY The annual Boy Scout fund drive in Thompson Falls will get underway Friday morning with 11 teams participating in the can- vas, Dr. Richard Thiegs, com- munity coordinator, announced Wednesday. While the drive is being spon- sored by the Lions club, Dr. Thiegs pointed out that many non -Lions have volunteered to assist also. He has urged all team captains to attend the Lions club Another Spokane Firm Awarded Noxon Floor Job A Spokane firm, Val Pagnutti and Co., has been awarded a con- tract for completion of floor finishes in the powerhouse at Noxon Rapids dam. Dismantling of the last whir - ley crane is nearly complete at the dam site where work on in- ternal parts on the unit 3 turbine and generator is continuing. Other work continuing at the dam includes installation of air, oil, and water piping in the pow- erhouse as well as electrical wir- ing and control panel installa- tions. Installation of the heating and ventilating system for the powerhouse still is underway also. Concrete anchors and footings are being constructed for a slack line cableway to be used in dre- dging the tailrace downstream of the powerhouse. Construction of the surface drainage system for the switch- yard area is underway. meeting tonight to receive their materials for the drive and for their team members. If the drive is highly success- ful and sufficient funds are ob- tained -here and elsewhere in the western Montana council, the council plans to add another scouting field executive to work exclusively with the scouting units in Lake and Sanders coun- ties. Members of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 2719 have already voted to con- tribute to the drive through pay- roll deductions. Scoutmasters Gerald Miller and Ernest Franke are co -captains for the Thomp- son Falls Lumber Co. team. Other team captains and mem- bers: N. W. Berge, K. William Harvey, H. R. Shepard; J. H. Mikkelson, Irwin Puphal, Billy Watters; C. R. Duffield; Duke Sallee, Wally Britton, Clyde Blake, Earl Hendren. Richard Wollaston; Carl Gibson, Dick Davis, Gerald Green, M. J. Sul- livan; Art Turk, Louis Dufresne, Norm Lovhaug, Ray Stinger; Richard Heater, Fred Moore, Don Campbell, IC A. Eggen- sperger; Henry Gill, Arden Davis, Forrest Dobson, James L. Taylor; Glenn H. Larson, Step- hen D. Babcock, Ted Mellinger, William Oliver; and Henry Lar- son, Leonard Lovhaug, 0. J. Mur- ray and Calvin Wilson. A committee handling special gifts is composed of State Sen. Eugene H. Mahoney, chairman, Mayor M. C. Sutherland, John Britt and Bob Clark. Duffield is in charge of the drive's audit. Dr. Thiegs said a deadline for completion of the drive has been set for Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29. Bird in Hand Worth 2 in Air Ducks were plentiful here opening day—Friday ; --in the op- inion of Mike Miller and Earl Oliver. Anyway Miller caught one out of thin air. Hunting behind the Thomp- son Falls Lumber Co. mill, Oliver warned Miller, \Get ready, here they come!\ Opening day big game hunting Miller reached for his gun success Sunday continued below without taking his eye off the normal this year. but exceeded approaching ducks. At the same last year's opening day kill, ac - moment his black Labrador cording to records maintained at rushed a Mallard hen nearby the Dry creek and Thompson and g flew into Mike's hand. ' river checking stations. A total Then Mike took two unproduc_ . of 11 hunters were successful in tive shots at the flying ducks. 1 .bagging elk Sunday. Nine were It was only after the flock killed in the Dry. Cherry and had passed out of gun range that he realized that he had shot twice while holding a live duck in his trigger finger hand. Chink Season Opens Sunday The wily Chinese pheasant becomes legal game for shot - gunners at noon Sunday. The season will continue through November 22. Hunting hours are the same as for ducks after the open- ing day—from sunrise to sun- set. Bag limit in western Mon- tana is three cocks. C. HELNIAN TO RETIRE NOV. 1 FROM MPC POST One of Sanders county's earli-Ithe road crew that built the road est pioneers, C. M. Heiman, will from Cooper Gulch to Burke. retire Nov. 1 as an operating en- He said the line from Burke was gineer for the Montana Power completed just before Christmas Co.. C .R. Duffield, plant fore- I in 1915. man, announced Tuesday. I Soon aferwards, Heiman en - Coming here Friday to suc-; tered the army and it was not ceed Helman will be Bus Craver I until Aug. 15, 1927 that he join- ed the Montana Power Co. as an outside crewman wosking. a- und the dam here. In 1930, he went to work inside the power- house and in 1933 became an operator. He has the longest ser- vice of any operator at the Thompson Falls plant. Helman came to Thompson Falls in the summer of 1900 as a lad of six. With his parents, he 12 Scouts Receive migrated here from Stevensville by covered wagon. At the time, no road existed west of Ravalli. Court of Honor The route his parents took was from Ravalli to Poison, where Indians helped them cross the Awards Saturday Flathead river, and then over the prairie to Hot Springs and on down to Plains and Thompson Falls. He said his family brought along six cows, some young stock and an extra horse or two in ad- dition to the team used to pull their wagon. The Helmans moved out on Prospect creek where they home- steaded. Clarence received all his schooling in the Thompson Falls schools. He said he and Mrs. Heiman have no plans for the immediate future, except that he wants \to catch up on doing a lot of things he has always wanted to do.\ They have a son, Edward, re- siding in Columbia Falls and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Crossley in Missoula. of Billings. Craver will go on duty Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Cra- ver have two children, - a and a daughter. Heiman first began working as a timekeeper for the old Thompson Falls Power Co. in 1915 during construction of the pole line from Burke to Thomp- son Falls. He later worked with Twelve Thompson Falls Boy Scouts received advancements in rank and merit badges at a court of honor conducted in the multi -purpose room Saturday evening. The boys and the awards 'each received: John Duffield, wild- life management, life saving, personal fittness and swimming merit badges; Mike Duffield, public health merti badge; Walt- er Franke, advancement to star scout rank and canoeing. bas- ketry and scholarship merit bad- ges; Jimmy Inman, tenderfoot badge; Bill Guldseth, advance- ment to first class and star scout ranks, and merit badges in firemanship, gardening, music, cooking, camping, life saving and bugling; Jay Miller, advancement to first class and canoeing and camping merit bad- ges. Doug Rifle, tenderfoot badge; David Shepard, merit badge in bugling; Larry Tobiska, advan- cements to first class and star scout ranks, and home citizen- ship and fishing merit badges; Delance Wiegele, advancement to first class rank and first aid merit badge Nils Rosdahl, schol- arship merit badge, and Gary Heater, canoeing merit badge. The court was conducted by Scoutmaster Gerald Miller and Ernest Franke. Assisting were Arthur Koenen, who gave the in- vocation and handed out merit badges, Howard Guldseth, H. R. Shepard, Archie Tobiska. Franke showed slides taken while he and Mrs. Franke attend- ed the Philmont Scout ranch in New Mexico last summer. At the close of the evening, the scouts served cake, coffee and punch. The Weather - Date Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Max. Min. Prec 69 44 0 64 46 .07 63 35 0 63 31 64 31 60 37 57 39 0 .09 Clore Appointed District Judge Gov. J. Hugo Aronson Wednes- day afternoon appointed Emmet Glore, 57 -year old Missoula at- torney, district judge for the Fourth Judicial district to suc- ceed Judge C. E. Comer. The ap- pointment become effective at noon Nov. 1, when Judge Comer retires. Since April 1957, Judge Clore has been serving as legal assist- ant to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Wesley Castles. He has served also as marshall of the Supreme Court. Glore's appointment is to fill the unexpired term of Judge Cotner, which continues to Dec. 31, 1961. Both Glore and Judge E. Gardner Brownlee, recently appointed to succeed the late Judge William Shallenberger. will be up for election in 1960. \I am confident that Judge Glore will use his ability and qualifications to give the resi- dents of the Fourth district the same high type of justice they have experienced from Judge Corner and the late Judge Shal- lenberger,\ the state's chief ex- ecutive commented in announc- ing ,the appointment. Prospect creek drainages and two on Little Thompson river. Through Tuesday night, a total of 23 elk had been checked thr- ough the two stations --18 at the Dry creek and five at the Thom- pson river station. A bright, sunny day Sunda,y following a bright moonlight night coupled with the ample rainfall in the past several weeks was credited with keeping kills to a minimum. Most game was No large herds were reported and then bedding down early in the day. Most of the few successful hunters reported they found their elk in heavy underbrush. No large herds were reported although small groups of cows were encountered. Although not tabulated at a a checking station, considerable success with whitetail deer kills has been reported in the White - pine area. Fishermen on the Noxon lake Sunday reported a steady fusilade of shots in he Martin creek drainage indicat- ing some hunter success was in- evitable. In addition to the 18 elk kills reported at the Dry creek sta- tion through Tuesday, hunters had brought out five mule deer, 13 whitetail and one black bear. At the Thompson river station, only three whitetails and one black bear had been brought out in addition to the five elk. Hunturs killing elk during the first three days of the season Sanitarian Gives Lunch Program Excellent Rating The Thompson Falls public school plant received excellent ratings Monday from F. Gray, sanita'rian with the division of environmental sanitation of the Montana State Board of Health. Gray inspected the high school and elementary buildings and the lunchroom Monday. The sanitarian particularly praised the new elementary school and the lunchroom. On his grading sheet, Gray called the elementary building an \ex- cellent plant.\ The lunchroom was graded on two categories—structural and methods. It received 97 out of a possible 100 points in the form er category and 99 out of 100 in the latter. Gray called the lunch program an \excellent operation.\ Other buildings in the school plant received highly favorable ratings also with only minor im- provements suggested., Visit Here Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Matthews over the weekend were the latter's sister and fami- ly. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vincent of Big Arm. , fi LLEIYA 0c Single Copy 1 Hunting Results Poor irst Days of Season included: iNote: B stands for bull, C for cow and ca for calf.) Mrs. Ben Cox, 13, Prospect: Sherman Raynor, Noxon, B, Goldrush; A. R. Inks, Missoula, C, East Fork of Dry; R. Morkert, C. Prospect; Harold Laws, ca, Cherry; James Marshall, Noxon, Ca, Cherry; Lee Collins, B, Wil- kes; Leona Borup. Libby, C. Prospect; Harold Johnson, Lib- by, C, Prospect; Percy Wollas- ton, B. Knox; Roger Peterson. Columbia Falls, ca, Knox; Leslie Raynor, Noxon, B. Cherry; Mrs. Lee Collins, B. Wilkes; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doyle. B&C, Bushnell; L Paine, Missoula, B, Wilkes; E. D. Sells, Troy and L. V. Mally, ;Troy, cows, Dry. George NIelder, Missoula, Rob- ert Chilcoat, Missoula, Little Thompson...E. L. Sharp, Colville, Wash., Deer Horn; Max Blan- chard. Plains, Thompson; and Donald N. Cole, Plains, Thomp- son. Approximately 350 unsuccess- ful hunters checked through the Dry creek station during the first three days while 194 stop- ped at the Thompson river sta- tion. Al Beard of Kalispell is operat- ing the Dry creek station while Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Grant, also of Kalispell; are operating the Thompson river station. SCHOOL LEASING PLAN APPROVED BY BOARD Details for leasing the Belknap school and the Whitepine teach- erage to a non-profit corporation being formed by residents of the area were outlined by officers and directors of the Belknap- Whitepine group and the board of trustees of School Dist. No. 2 Monday night. The corporation is being form- ed to operate the buildings as a community center for resi- dents of the area. Main interest is centered at present among re- sidents of the Belknap area, who desire to use the Belknap school building for community gather- ings and functions. However, the lease agreement will cover both the Belknap structure and the teacherage at Whitepine. Trustees voted Monday night, illiject to approval of t county attorney. to transfer cur- rently p:iid up insurance policies on the two buildings to the community corporation and also electric service credits with the Northern Lights, Inc., which sup- P t i r it Uct structures. : power to the two s , The board adopted a resolu- tion requiring officers of the corporation to secure approval of the trustees before undertak- ing any remodeling on the struc- tures. Appearing at the mgeting in behalf of the Belknap com- munity were the recently elect- ed officers and directors of the corporation: Mrs. Virgil Hall. president; Mrs. Fred Turk, vice president; Mrs. Ray Meadows, secretary -treasurer; L. A. Bran- son, Ray Meadows and George Cunningham, directors. Other at- tending were Fred Turk and Mrs. Cunningham. In other business, the trustees approved a request from William I,. Erickson, chairman of the Montana State committee for the Northwest Accrediting Assn., for Supt. Everett W. Long to attend the association's annual meeting in Spokane Nov. 30 -Dec. 2 and serve on a committee at the three-day session. The trustees approved a pro- posal by Harvey Curran to have Blue hawk athletes operate Saint's Service for one day with all profits going to the high school athletic fund. A raise of $120 per year was voted for Mrs. Russell Wright, program. The raise would in- Itheir son and family. crease Mrs. Wright's annual wage to $2520. Superintendent Long told board members that the num- ber of students being fed daily in the lunchroom is continuing to climb. The average number of lunches served daily in Septem- ber was 150 compared to 106 in September 1956, 127 in 1957 and 112 last year during the same month. A total of 185 students were fed one day in September, the highest single day's total. Lynne Powell Tops Honor Roll Lynne Powell, a senior, with a perfect 3 0 grade average led 13 students making the first six weeks honor roll for Thompson Falls High school released this week by N. W. Berge. principal. On the honor roll are six seni- ors, three sophomores and two juniors and two freshmen. Listed on the honor roll are students achieving a grade aver- age of 2.5 or better out of a pos- sible 3.0. Seniors—Miss Powell, Bonnie Butte, Catherine Johnson, Joyce Rosdahl, Carolyn Selvig and Sharon Williams. Juniors—Janet Monk and Lois Tobsk Sophomores—Susan Duffield, Lynda Moore and Cheryl Saint. Freshmen—Janice Fuller and Laura Huffman. Students receiving honorable mention with a grade average of 2.25 to 2.5; senior—Roger Cur- ran; juniors—Inez Saint, Lor- ine Thurman. Fred West; sop- homores — Marilyn Gardner. David Ilolt, Christine Urquhart; freshmen — Adella Dudley. Thomas Kornberec, Sharon Koontz. Paul Lanz, Glenda Lar- son, Lorraine Miller. Ray Bab- cock. NOT QUITE—Fullback Jeff Wollaston didn't quite make it across the goal line on this play against Whitefish, but two plays later he did. He can be seen on the ground at right. Other Blue Hawks in the picture are Mike Marich (47), Hunt Elk Here Mr. and Mrs. Armand Duf- resne returned to their home in Missoula yesterday after visiting here with their son, Louis Du- fresne Sr., and family since last Friday. The elder Dufresnes en- joyed opening day hunting with Arden Davis (301, Ronnie Sands on ground in front of Davis and Wally Page (44). Hawks lost a hard fought battle to the Bulldogs 19 to 12. (See story on page 5.) (Denison foto)