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State Historical Society Helena, Montana Vol. 54 No. 42 Sanders County Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper In Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday, Dec. 24, 1959 ANOTHER BALLOT EYED FOR NOXON HIGH UNIT NOXON—The high school por- tion of the proposed Noxon school building program may be brought up for another vote around the middle of February, Joe Dobravec, vice chairman of the Noxon board of trustees, told the Ledger Wednesday. The $412,000 Proposal to issue bonds to cover the high school portion of the combined elemen- tary and high school building program at Noxon was defeated 127 to 126 Saturday. The $286,000 elementary portion won overwhelming approval 88 to 32. The total cost of the propos- ed combined building program is $698,000. \There has been quite -a clam- or from the public to put the high school proposal up to an- other vote as soon as possible,\ Dobravec said. He said that residents of Noxon probably will start circulating petitions during the holidays requesting another election. After the peti- tions have been certified by the county clerk and recorder, the board must then call an election not earlier than 20 days there- after nor later than 30 days. The Noxon trustees met Mon- day to canvass the returns of the bond election. Although the elementary por- tion of the building program was approved by the voters of the Noxon district, Dobravec said the trustees did not intend to go ahead with a building pro- gram for the elementary unit alone. He pointed out that to build a separate elementary school would increase the over- all costs and that it was the de- sire of the board to see the en- tire building program undertak- en at the same time. Voters in the Trout Creek school district voted overwhelm- ingly against the high school program proposal and the issue also was defeated in the Heron district. Noxon elementary dis- trict voters approved the high school portion by a wide majori- ty, as they did the elementary program. A total of 253 persons voted in the election out of 371 eligi- ble electors. Many qualified voters now reside outside of the area. CHRISTMAS TREES NOW NO. 2 CROP IN COUNTY Harvesting of Christmas trees has become Sanders county's second most valuable agriculture crop, County Agent J. H. Mik- kelson reported Tuesday. Mikkelson said approximately 81,200 bales were shipped from Plains, Thompson Falls and Per - ma during the Christmas tree harvest season, which has just ended and that they grossed about $182,700 for cutters. Wheat, the county's No. 1 crop, brings farmers about $225,000 annually. Figures supplied Mikkelson by the Northern Pacific Railway Co. show that 52 carloads of trees were shipped from Plains, nine from Perma and seven from Thompson Falls. Rail shipments account for approxi- mately two-thirds of the trees cut in the county, with the re- maining third being moved to market by truck. A rail car holds about 900 bales, averaging five trees to a bale. Total tree shipments from the county during the past season were estimated by Mikkelson to be 81,200 bales or 406,000 trees. Mikkelson said the Christmas Beatrice Creek Bridges Finished The Plum Creek Lumber Co. of Poison Monday started con- struction of about six miles of main haul road into the Beat- rice creek timber sale in the Fishtrap creek drainage, Irwin Puphal, district ranger, has an- nounced. Carrico-Craddick are the contract loggers for Plum Creek. The Forest Service last week completed construction of two bridges, which . make possible access to the Beatrice creek sale. One bridge is across Fish - trap and the other across Beat- rice. Involved in the timber sale are approximately 10 million feet of timber. Earlier this year, Carrico and Craddick began logging a por- tion of the sale by constructing about 3½ miles of road from the west fork of Fishtrap creek. Opening of the Beatrice creek area to logging will permit cut- ting of timber on adjacent land owned by the Northern Pacific and Anaconda Co. Some of the timber in the area already has been sold to Plum Creek by the private firms. Lacock Injured In Woods Mishap Bob Lacock was taken to the Sanders County General hospi- tal in Hot Springs Wednesday of last ireqk by Sheriff Wally Britton after he suffered injuries to his left leg when a log rolled against it. The log struck the shin bone. tree harvest has grown consid- erably in the county during the past few years. CFL Purchases Timber Sale . The Clark Fork Logging Co. of Thompson Falls Monday was the successful bidder for 2,800,- 000 feet of Forest Service timb- er on Graves creek, Irwin Pup- hal, district ranger, has announc- ed. The sale was known as the Section 16 sale. a Clark Fork bid $49,335 for the 'Uumpage, $728 above the mini- mum appraised value. The price includes stumpage, slash and timber stand improvement. The Thompson Falls firm was the only bidder. Logging is ex- pected to start in the spring. ASC Committee Members Named The Sanders county ASC com- mittee for 1960 was selected by community committeemen at- tending the annual county ASC convention in Plains Tuesday. Elected were: Harold Loraas, Camas Prairie, chairman; John Helterline, Plains, vice chair- man; John G. Harker, Heron, re- gular member; Carl Pilgeram, Plains, first alternate, and Wen- dell Stephens, Paradise, second alternate. ;' Christmas Peace MAY the happiness of Mary and Joseph on the first Christmas find its way into your hearts this Christmas season. To this happiness we would add . our best wishes. THE LEDGER STAFF D ow, (ij a dy s , .1a (.1. Duff . Lorraine, Sititz. John. Nils. . Mrs. M. 11. Larson, Mrs. Ileiett Jenkins. Charles Doty, Mrs. S. .1. Stouchorker. Mrs. Rex Thompson, Ii i. I1;ierwageti. Mrs. Ralph 1104ide. Mrs. Leonard 'Dickson SOCIETY CANA 0E4E0'1A Stngle Copy I0( YOY .4.1•1. Y. Y. 41Y , QM. AINE1.10.0Y.M...111M. YDY1111. Y kyr e yyy.y.y y.y.y a. ass Ch urches List Yule Week Services s g i h n t g a a r t e th ir m s. id i. n ,r ig ah ht k ma i s ir s tm to a n n i: Candle Service Slated Tonight Members of Our Saviour's Lutheran church will have candlelight services tonight, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. in the 100F hall. The Rev. Donald Tigges will be present for the services. Christmas Eve Services Set Christmas Eve services at the Community Congregational church will start at 7:30 tonight in the church. Earl Friday and Mrs. Stephen D. Babcock will read the Christmas story from the scriptures and the Misses Sue and June Thayer have ar- ranged the music. There will be no services Chris- CHRISTMAS—Christmas for numerous Sanders county needy families, children and senior citizens will be a lot more cheerful this year because of the work of these civic minded citizens and the organizations they represent ) . Inspecting some of the toys and gifts that are being distributed this week by the sheriff's office are, left to right, Mrs. Winn Allerrisford, director of the Sanders codnty welfare department; Sheriff Wally Britton; Mrs. Jake Weigand, Rebekahs; Mrs. Art Turk, volunteer; Mrs. Wil- liam Helms, Trout Creek Grange; Mrs. Ermel Hanson, welfare tnias day. In the absence of the Rev. Olah Moore, services Sun- day will be arranged by mem- bers of the Women's Fellow- ship. Catholic Yule Services Listed Father Walsh, Jesuit priest from Gonzaga university in Spo- kane, will conduct special Chris- tmas services at St. Williams Catholic church today and Chris- tmas day. Father Walsh will hear con- fessions from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight, Christmas eve, and will 'conduct the traditional Catholic midnight mass. Two services will be held Friday, Christmas day, (at 8:30 and 9 a.m. Members of the choir who will' Pamela Brask, Mrs. Warren Craddick, Mrs. Percy Rogers, Alana Rogers, Janet and Sharon Williams and Christine (7raddiek. Church of Christ Plans Meetings TROUT,„CREEK—The Church of Christ Will conduct a series of meetings starting Saturday and continuing through Thurs- day, Dec. 31, S. T. Bronson has announced. The meetings will be held in the new home of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Stonehocker, in-, stead of the Grange hall, as pre- viously announced. The Stone- hocker home, tinder construc- tion, now is equipped with heat and lights. The following topics will be studied and preached on in these meetings as well as other sub - (Can't on Back Pogo) department; Calvin Wilson, AF&AM and Lions club; Miss June 0 1_ 1 a u h M Lutheran h er Moore, Trout ladies;rou t D C ua r n ee e k E S it u e ny ibe da rg , sc p h re oo si l . ; Mrs. Walter Fr Rev. ank Thayer, BPW; dent of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers union; Mr. and Mn. Claude Friel and Mrs. 0. J. Murray, Thompson Falls Grange. All of the organizations plus the Plains Modern Homemakers contributed gifts and funds to the Christmas project as well as numerous individuals. (Ledger photo) LOGGING PROCEEDING AT A RECORD CLIP Logging activity by the Clark Fork Logging Co. for the three major mills of Sanders county— the Thompson Falls Lumber Co., Flodin Lumber Co. and Diehl Lumber Co.—is progressing at a record clip as winter officially arrives this week. Forrest Dob- son, general manager for Clark Fork, reported yesterday. Dobson said Oliver and Oliver, contract loggers for CFL are logging more than 200.000 feet of timber a day in the Nancy creek sale, 30 miles north of Plains. Thursday. °livers cut ap- proximately 250,000 feet and 39 truckloads were delivered to the three mills. He said 18 trucks are hauling steadily from Nancy creek. Ten vehicles are Bonners Ferry Logging Co. trucks. The timber in the sale i com- prised of pine, fir and larch and logging conditions have been ideal. The timbered area lies on gentle, sloping ground and is readily accessible. Seven jam- mers are kept busy loading the trucks. Most of the loggers employ- ed by °livers are staying in trailers at the sale area during the week and return to their homes in Thompson Falls on weekends. In addition to logs being brought in from Nancy creek, the Flodin-Bryce Logging Corp. has seven trucks hauling steadi- ly out of the Trapper Cabin creek sale area in Mineral county. The logs are brought through Thompson Falls to Flod- in's mill here. Dobson said haul- ing by truck would continue until snow closes the \Burma road\ or the log inventory at Flodin's becomes sufficent to carry it through the spring break-up. Starting after the first of the year, logs will be shipped by rail over the Northern Pacific from a landing at Westfall in Mineral county to Thompson Falls. The Diehl Lumber Co. is ob- taining logs also from Anaconda Co. timber in the Thompson river drainage. Clark Fork Logging Co. • was formed a year ago to handle log- ging operations for the three mills. CHAMBER EYES FUTURE COUNTY ROAD PLANS The first steps towards a carefully planned and unified program for necessary and de- sired road and highway improve- ments for the benefit of Sanders county's lumber and tourist in- dustries were outlined by direct- ors of the Sanders County Cham- ber of Commerce meoting at Plains Monday night. Responding to a discussion sparked by John Britt of Thomp- son Falls, the directors decided 11 ask the road committee of each of the county's three chambers to present in January a program of future highway needs in its area for consolidation into aR overall mater plan for the county. Included would be High- way 10A, secondary routes and roads built with Forest Service funds. .Britt pointed out that High- way 10A soon is to become an \orphan.\ When the new Inter- state route from Missoula to Spokahe over present Highway 10 is completed, there will no longer be a highway designated as No. 10. Further south, Mis- soula has promoted the designa- tion of the proposed Lewis and Clark highway as Highway No. 12. which will stretch from Bos- ton through central Montana to Portland. Both Highways 12 and 2 are expected to attract num- erous travelers who do not want to fight the traffic that is ex- pected to be attracted to the in- terstate super highways. Possibilities discussed as future designations for 10A were alternate routes to both 12 and 2. designations as 12 North Auto Registration Starts Jan. 4 Registration of automotive vehicles and trailers for 1960 will get underway Monday, Jan. 4 at the court house with the sale of tabs to be placed on 1959 license plates, Ralph Goode, San- ders county treasurer, has an flounced. Motorists should report to the county assessor's office first to have their vehicles assessed be fore going to the treasurer's of- fice to pay their licenses fees and obtain their 1960 tabs. They will need their 1959 blue regis- tration slip, which is marked \valid for re -registration.\ Motorists who desire to obtain their tabs by mail should send their 'blue registration slip, which is marked \valid for re - registration\ along with a blank signed check to the county treasurer. Persons writing to determine the cost of register- ing their vehicle for 1960 should include their registration sheet with their inquiry, Goode said. Persons desiring to register out-of-state cars in Montana for the first time should bring the title for their vehicle and a cer- tified copy of the purchase con- tract, if one is in effect. and 2 South and working towards extension of Highway 20 from Great Falls and Seeley lake via Arlee and Ravalli, bypassing Missoula to the north. Other projects touched on were the Thompson pass short- cut route, St. Regis cut-off bridge and needed work on Highways 28 as well as the Per - ma curves section of 10A. Lutheran Church Work Underway Construction work is under- way on the new Our Savior's Lutheran church here following awarding of a contract last week- end to John N. Williams, Thomp- son Falls contractor. Preston Plumbing and Heating will handle the plumbing and Falls Electric will do the wiring. The contract is for slightly more than $21,000. William Oliver, chairman of the church's building committee, said that the church is schedul- ed to be completed by April 15 in time for Easter Sunday ser- vices, April 17. Oliver said a contract for the heating plant is to be let in the near future. The main contract awarded to Williams covers the main sanc- tuary, basement with provisions for kitchen facilities, a large re- creation room and two small meeting rooms, one of which will be used also as a study and office, The exterior of the building will be finished in cedar with fir and larch trim. Stained windows will be used. The architect's plans also pro- vide for landscaping and on and off-street parking facilities which will be carried out in the next two years, Oliver said. litne3s Changes Rose !Jowl P!ans Plans of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Helman and Mr. and Mrs.,Louis Rosenthal to spend the holidays in California and attended the Rose Bowl game and parade were disrupted suddenly this week when Mr. Rosenthal enter- ed St. Luke's hospital in Spok- ane suffering from a kidney stone. 'Mrs. Heiman wrote her sister, Mrs. Walter Luke, Tuesday that she and Mr. Heiman might con- tinue on to Portland for Christ- mas and then either await the Rosenthals there or return to Spokane and' bring the Rosen- thals back to Thompson Falls with them. The Weather - Dec. 16 :,() 31 20 Dec. 17 38 0 Dec. 18 35 28 01 Dec. 19 35 27 0 Dec. 20 38 28 Dec. 21 39 2.2 Dec. 22 35 23