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It Card Club Exchanges Gifts By Mrs. Leonard Dickson SWAMP CREEK—The Trout Creek Card club met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Larson at Whitepine with Mrs. Bob Koontz as co -hostess. Prizes were won by Armour Brown, high, Mrs. Edna Dickson, second high, Vir- ginia, 100 aces and Mrs. Charles Doty, 300 pinochle. Highlight of the afternoon was the exchange contact him. He will be one of of Christmas gifts. eight scouting leaders from west - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burring_ ern Montana picked to guide the ton visited Saturday evening at 74 boys expected to attend the the home of Mr. and Mrs. Derry jamboree. Conklin. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cox Belknap Party Friday. were Thompson Falls shoppers Mr. and Mrs. Clint Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dickson By Mrs. Rex Thompson attended the Whitepine Grange meeting Thursday evening. BELKNAP—W innersSaturday Mr. and Mrs. Benger Connor night at the weekly Belknap of Dixon visited Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dickson visited Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Brown. Miss Lois Kraus is home from Montana State university for the holidays. and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dickson Ranch Listed In Hines Book The Thompson River Ranch has received national recogni- tion in the silver anniversary edi- tion of the Duncan Hines travel book, \Adventures in Good Eat- ing\ just published. The Ranch is one of 4600 eat- ing places in North America \Re- commended by Duncan Hines.\ Miller Named Jamboree Leader Jerry Miller, Thompson Falls scoutmaster, has been chosen as a leader for one of the two Boy Scout troops to represent western Montana at the fifth National jamboree at Colorado Springs July 22-28. The jam- boree will be the highlight of the 50th anniversary of scout- ing in America. Miller said that any scouts in Sanders county interested in at- tending the jamboree should inners Listed card party were Mr. and Mrs. John Severson, first, George Cunningham and Mrs. Habeck booby prize, and Gus Johnson and Mrs. Wright, pinochle. The card party was well at- tended with eight tables of pin- ochle in play. Everyone exchang- ed Christmas gifts after playing cards. Lee Matthews is home from Cheney to spend the, holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Matthews. Mrs. Sophia Moles and Louie went to Sandpoint Tuesday. Ernest Butte and Milten Butte went to Superior Saturday to help move the Carl Wilsons fur- nishings to Thompson Falls where they will live. MIMEOGRAPH PAPER, letter- head size, 20 lb. Bond, 500 - THE UMBAUGH 18 Profitable, easy and convenient flying makes this air- craft a natural seller to the growing market in each com- munity—those people who would like to fly, who need to fly, but who find presently -available planes or helicopters too costly, too difficult to fly, or otherwise impractical for their use. The Umbaugh 18 provides fast, dependable point-to- point transportation, at a cost per mile about the. same as automobiles. High rate of climb, with a ceiling of 15,000 feet or more. Takes off and lands vertically, requires no airport. Cannot stall or spin, with power on or off. DEALERS are needed who can devote full time to the selling and servicing of this very practical, easy -to-fly air- craft. For more information on this craft and particulars on a dealership in your area, contact . . . JOHNSTON AIRCRAFT AGENCY 399 Lewis Avenue Billings, Montana 1411•111001PO.Mbore.M..e.mw CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS (losing Notice FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY Dec. 25, 26, 27 and Jan. 1, 2, 3 The following retail firms will be closed Christmas and New Years Days and the Sat- urdays and Sundays following those holidays. The Christmas closing days will be Friday thru Sunday, Dec. 25-27 and for New Years, Friday thru Sunday, Jan. 1-3. We urge you to anticipate your needs in ad- vance for the long holidays and do you shopping early. Lee's Cash Store Falls Electric Larsons & Greens, Ledger Pyatt Lumber Co. Surplus Store Inc. Gambles Motor Parts Rich's Cleaners The People's Store Stoble Shopping Center Motors Garage WWP Now No. 1 County Taxpayer In paying the first installment of' its 1959 tax bill of $241,- 391.20 to Sanders county, the Washington Water Power Co. became the county's largest tax- payer. Prior to 1955 the com- pany paid no taxes on its Noxon project, but beginning in 1955 its taxes increased in large am- ounts each year, presently being over 40 times the total taxes it paid in 1954. According to A. E. Becker, tax agent for WWP, Noxon Rapids represents one-fourth of Sanders county's total tax valua- tion now. \Without the Noxon Rapids tax value each rural tax- payer's tax would have been in- creased 20 and 1-7 mills assum- ing that the county had still re- quired the $657,228 it raised this year,\ Becker said. Becker noted that it has been stated that investor -owned utili- ties do not pay taxes but only collect them from their custom- ers and hand them over to the county tax collector. \If such a contention is true,\ he said \it should not be overlooked that at the present time the customers of WWP reside in Washington and Idaho, and, any tax collected from them and paid here is a direct reduction on the local tax burden on Sanders county and other Montana people.\ Becker added that as a tax- paying resident of Sanders county, his company is also \ready and willing\ to assist in any way it can in developing the industrial and recreational pos- sibilities of the county. \We have always tried to be good neighbors wherever we do busi- ness,\ he said, \and with our largest power project now in Sanders county we certainly will not in any way change that long- standing policy.\ Thomas Injured In Log Accident By Mrs. Charles Doty WHITEPINE—Charles Thom- as had the misfortune of break- ing his arm and getting scratches on his face when he was hurt recently in a logging accident. He is at St. Patrick hospital in Missoula. Swan Swanson is here visiting relatives. He will then return to Spokane, where he will spend the winter. Orville Branson is sway for two weeks in the Army Corp reserves at Ft. Lawton, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thomas went to Missoula Sunday to visit their son, Charles. 4'4> Miller Parachutes I:1 Air Exercise FORT CAMPBELL, KY. — Army Pvt. John G. Miller, son of Mr .and Mrs. John G. Miller, Route 2, Thompson Falls, parti- cipated with the 101st Airborne Division's 327th Infantry in Ex- ercise Ranger Bulldog at Camp Breckinridge, Ky., Dec. 8-11. Miller and other members of his unit were flown from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Camp Breck- inridge, where they parachuted onto drop zones and seized and held an airfield against an at- tack by a realistic enemy force under simulated combat condi- tions. A rifleman in the infantry's Company C at Fort Campbell, Miller entered the Army last April and received basic combat training at Fort Ord, Calif. Blue Slide, Idaho Ranches Traded BLUE SLIDE—Ed Moreland has traded his ranch on the Blue Slide to Art Crabtree for the latter's ranch at Athol, Ida. Crabtree also purchased More - land's dairy cows and his Grade A milk base and then sold the cows and base to Otto Meyer, who will be selling Grade A milk after Jan. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Meyer call- ed at the Bruce Crabtree home Dec. 11 to help Bruce celebrate his birthday. Visitors at the Edgar Lagge home a week ago Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hammond and family of Noxon and Mr and Mrs. Fred Turk of Belknap. Dinner guests a week ago Sun- day at the Lagge home were Mr. and Mrs. George Cunning- ham of Whitepine. Mr. and Mrs. Ressler and fami- ly of Plains and Mary and Ray Bierwagen visited the Lagge home Sunday evening a week ago. The Blue Slide annual com- munity Christmas program, held Saturday evening, was well at- tended. Santa arrived at the close of the program and visited with the children and passed out treats to everyone. Steve Brennan and John Clos- en spent the, weekend with Don Lagge. Otto Myer's brother and fami- ly spent Friday night with them en route to Washington. Spilled Gasoline Burns Crabtree By Ledger Correspondent BLUE SLIDE—Jim Crabtree suffered burns on his hands and neck Saturday when gasoline he was pouring into the tank of a Volunteers Build Folding Stage For Heron Gym By Mn. M. H. Larson HERON—A number of men have been working at different times making a stage for the school and finished it Wednes- day evening. It is well made of plywood and can be folded up. The Co-op Gas and Supply Co. of Sandpoint donated the bolts for it. Mrs. Frank Kardokus, Wanda Sue and Dixie, and the former's sister, Mrs. Harold Urch, Jo and Bennie Jean arrived Wednesday from Dove Creek, Colo. The Kardokus family will stay here, while the Urchs will visit until the holidays, when Mr. Urch will come to take them home. Mr. Kardokus and sons are on the way with a truck, bringing their household goods. goods. Frank Esler of Noxon was a caller here Friday. Mrs. Joe Broks from the north side of the river was in town Thursday. Five carloads of Christmas carolers went out Tuesday evening to a number of homes. The singing was very much enjoyed. At homes where older people lived alone, boxes of Christmas cookies were left. The carolers had planned to go in a big sleigh, pulled by a tractor, but the roads were either bare or icy. If possible some of the carolers will go another evening to places that were missed be- fore. The Noxon Red Demons met the Heron Bobcats Wednesday evening at the local gym. Noxon won 23 to 21. The game was close all the way, which made it interesting. The Heron Bobcats played an- other close game Friday evening when they went to Troy. The score at the end of the first quarter was 6 for Heron and 4 for Troy, at the second quarter it was tied 10 each, at the third, 15 for Heron and 13 for Troy, and the final was 17 for Heron and 18 for Troy. Miss Betty MacSpadden will be arriving at Spokane Monday from Salinas, Calif., where she is teaching home economics. She is flying to Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Jones went to Ravalli to meet their daughter, Norma, who was corn- ! ing from Utah with some people from Kalispell Saturday. Norma is attending Brigham Young university. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crabtree. jammer spilled and ignited 4MI•e••••••..1.11we W e extend our sincerest greeting for a happy and lovely Christmas holiday. • RODIN • BRYCE LOGGING CORP. SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER Dec. 31 Deadline For ASC Work Dec. 31 is the final date by which operators must complete agricultural conservation pro- gram practices, Chairman John G. Harker of the County Agri- cultural Stabilization Conserva- tion committee said this week. He also pointed out that Dec. 31 is the last day for reporting work done under the ACProg- ram and not previously reported to the ASC office. If a practice is substantially completed, however, the county ASC committee may approve an extension of time for complet- ing a practice under the 1959 FOR INSURANCE CALL Barry Benson in Thompson Falls Each Wednesday Contact at Martha Cron residence Ph. TA 7-3663 • State rpm litutval Automobile Insurance Ca State imrs Life Insurance Co Stapp Num Fire and Casualty CO orrrct -•1_00MINGTON. ILL INO , Thursday, Doc. 24, 19S9-3 ASC Committee Lonepine — Stewart Haupt- man, chairman; Allen Voorhies, vice chairman; James Cook, re- gular member; John Welch Sr., first alternate; Tom Jacques, sec- ond alternate. program provided the operator requests an extension from the county committee on or before Dec. 31, Harker added. •••••^11•11110 ANN. •••••••••••••• , ..M.4.4.0 6 ..M....••••••1111•1•1 1959 Our thanks and best wishes to all of you who have been our patrons during the past year. May your Yule be a merry one and bright. Ray's BARBER SHOP Well be open Monday, Doc. 28 11.0.1•11•••••••• ••••••••••••• Sponsored by Water Service, Inc. of Trout Creek NEW YEARS EVE Dance THURSDAY, DEC. 31 Trout Creek Community Hall Music. by Taylor's Orchestra Tickets: 99c Supper 3k Christmas lights are everywhere To bless the world again' Haloed candles' golden flames At every windowpane,—. Lamplight streaming cheerily From welcoming doors flung wide. Firelight soft on little heads That dream of Santa's ride. Starshine drifting from the sky,... Lights that bob and g low As dancing lanterns rb.ark the way The merry carollers go - 0 lovely Christmas lights that make The .voricl a wondrous place, Show us the way with we see The glory of His face! Maureen Murdoch INE MONTANA PGiVrP LOMPANS' times a 410 ••••••Ir .....1=1•••••••=1 , ..=••-• •