Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1959-current, December 31, 1959, Image 1

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State Historical Society Helena, Montana ^,1ET ; I r.A LE[iA Vol. 54 No. 43 Sanders County Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, Thursday, Dec. 31. 1959 Single Copy 10c PIPELINE FIRM AGAIN PROTESTS TOTAL TAX For the fourth consecutive year, the Yellowstone Pipeline Co. has paid its taxes to Sanders county under protest, Mrs. Wil- liam Helms, deputy county trea- surer, disclosed this week. The pipeline firm's full 1959 tax pay- ment of $56,959 was paid to the treasurer's office Nov. 30 under protest. In its accompanying state- ment, the pipeline firm listed nine different reasons for its protest. Generally, the protest was based on what the firm claims are unrealistic, shocking, tyrannical and excessive true Falls Starts Loop Drive Saturday Against Mission The Thompson Falls Blue Hawks open their 1960 drive for a Northwest Division crown Sat- urday night in the high school gym when they face the Mission Bulldogs. The B squads of the two schools will meet in the pre- liminary at 6:45 p.m. The Hawks will rate as fav- orites on their conference open- er. They have the home floor advantage plus the fact that they defeated the Bulldogs 57 to 50 in the consolation game of the pre -Christmas Poison invitation- al tournament. Coach Steve Previs has been holding practice sessions with his squad during the holidays in preparation for the opener. The B squad under Coach W. M. (Buck) Prueninger resumed practice sessions Tuesday after- noon. Both Thompson Falls squads are in top shape for the contest. Mission's record in conference play to date is one victory and one defeat. Ernest Cox To Retire Today Today, the last day of 1959, Ernest Cox will retire from his position with the Montana Pow- er Co. as oiler-floorman. He began working first for the utility in 1949 when the forebay of the dam here was being re- faced and then joined the power company permanently Nov. 15, 1951 at the Thompson Falls plant. Before joining Montana Pow- er, Cox was employed 10 years by the Husky station. He was born in Geneva Nebr. and reared in Denver. He came to Thompson Falls in 1934. Mr. Cox is the father of six children—Ed, who is employed at the Thompson Falls Lumber Co.; Mrs. Lovella Meteir of Great Falls; Bob of the home, Dean and Patricia, who attend school, and Jerry Wayne, who was born June 16, 1958. Asked about his plans for the future, Ernie said he plans to take it easy, but will continue to live in Thompson Falls. TB Seal Receipts Fall Below 1958 Receipts from the 1959 TB seal sale are below those of last years, Mrs. S. D. Babcock, county chairman of the sale, reported this week. Receipts, in Sanders county through Dec. 18 totaled $753.93 compared with $849.10 for the same date in 1958. You can still send a check for Christmas seals to the Montana Tuberculosis Assn. in Helena,\ Mrs. Babcock said in urging everyone to contribute who has not already done so. Mrs. Babcock reminded re- sidents of Sanders county that the mantoux skin tests which were available to all children in the county last fall were paid for by TB seal contri- butions. From these tests, active cases of tuberculosis are found. Early detection and treatment will help wipe out TB, one of the killers of mankind. We are not become apathetic and let down our fight against this dis- ease. Mail your check today so that research and testing pro- grams can continue to fight tub- erculosis.\ and assessed valuations applied to the pipeline company's pro- perty by the state board of equalization. The company also charged that the state board \erroneously and unlawfully\ placed the pipeline in the wrong tax classification . The Yellowstone Pipeline Co. paid its taxes in Sanders county under protest in 1956, 1957 and 1958 and now in 1959. Mrs. Helms reported that the total amount of taxes now tied up in a protested tax fund for Sanders county is $228,912.66. This fund represents taxes paid under protest by the Northern Pacific Railway and Anaconda Co. as well as individuals for various reasons. Mrs. Helms explained that state law requires that all taxes paid under protest be placed in a special fund, which can not be used by the county or schools. Thus, taxes which are tied up in the protested fund lessen the amounts of cash available to every school district and all county government funds and increase the number of warrants each governmental unit has been required to register and pay in- terest on in the past. The Montana Power Co., which paid a portion of its taxes in 1956, 1957 and 1958 under protest, last summer reached a settlement with the state board and county and released its taxes for distribution to various school districts and county funds. The utility has no taxes in the protested fund now. Governor Visits Noxon Rapids Gov. J. Hugo Aronson, ac- companied by Glenn H. Lar- son, president of the First State Bank of Thompson Falls, Monday afternoon in- spected the Noxon Rapids dam and power plant during a brief visit to western Sand- ers county. The state's chief executive has been at Hot Springs since Saturday taking baths and re- laxing during a brief vacation. He expected to return to Helena Wednesday. This is the third visit the governor has made to Noxon Rapids to view the project in various stages of construc- tion. He said he expects to return next summer and speak at the dedication cere- mony being planned by the Washington Water Power Co. Boy Scout Fund Drive Nets $838 The most successful Boy Scout fund drive in Thompson Falls' history has collected $838.50 for the Western Montana council, Dr. Richard Thiegs, drive chair- man, reported Tuesday. The drive was conducted by members of the Lions club and several individual volunteers. Dr. Thiegs said a few reports cards still have not been turned in that may raise the total even higher. He said anyone who was not contacted during the drive and who desires to contribute may contact him or C. R. Duf- field. He expressed his appreciation to all those who contributed and individuals who solicited funds in the drive. Dr. Thiegs said the Lumber and Sawmill Workers union con- tributed more than $100 to the drive and that other major con- tributions came from the Lions club, $50, and two individual donations of $25. 3661 Names on New Jury List The names of 3661 registered voters of Sanders county have been placed on the new jurors list completed this week by Commissioner Jesse W. Lee, Treasurer Ralph Goode and As- sessor Harvey W. Brauer. The list contains the names of all registered voters in the county who are 21 to 70 years old. inclusive. From the list, prospective jurors will be drawn for future jury terms in district court. The three county officials were assisted by Mrs. Harold Laws in typing the list. 4aMPIP. 0 .1 11 . We wish you a bright, happy and prosperous New Year. We thank you for your patronage during 1959 and hope we can have the pleasure of serving you during 1960. THE LEDGER STAFF Doe, Gladys, Jack, Duff Lorraine, Snitz, John, Nils, Butch, Jim Mrs. M. H. Larson, Mrs. Helen Jenkins, Mrs. Charles Doty, Mrs. S. J. Stonehocker, Mrs. Rex Thompson, Bill Bierwagcn, Mrs. Ralph Ooode, Mrs. Leonard Dickson .1011...M.0.0•04.111•14.1111114.11111M.M.0•11•...M....M. .1n aMr. ••••••.10MM./..0111.11•Mo•” , •••..•11..01040M HEATER FAMILY OWNS RARE BIBLE A Bible printed in 1776 during the Revolutionary war at Ger- mantown, Pa. is the proud fami- ly possession of Mr and Mrs. One Heater. It is one of only four or five in existence. The Bible was printed in Ger- man by Christopher Sauer of Germantown, now a part of Philadelphia. Two earlier Bibles printed by the same colonial printer were published in 1748 and 1753, but they are more common. According to the Pennsylvania Historical organization, the printed pages were stored in the loft of a meeting house during the Revolutionary war as the British army approached the city. The British, not realizing the pages were from a Bible, used them as bedding for their horses. According to available records, only enough pages were salvaged by Sauer to make a few Bibles for his children. The Bible, about six inches thick and containing 1272 pages, was given to One by his father, the late Perry Heater Sr. The book had been handed down to the senior Heater by his father, Isaac Heater, who lived in west- ern Nebraska, where he had homesteaded after moving from Iowa. Isaac gave the Bible to Perry Sr. about 1935 or 1936 and the latter handed it down to One in 1952. The Bible has a cover of lea- ther over Wood and is well pre- served for its age. Included with it are numerous papers tucked into the book, in- cluding grandfather Isaac's birth certificate. in German. Other papers include recipes, one of which was translated into Eng- lish by M. J. Sullivan. The re- cipe apparently is for a home re- medy. As translated, the recipe reads: Take 80 fresh cloves, one small handful of snake -root, one pint of vinegar, and one pint of spirits. Put these articles togeth- er in an earthen crock, and let it stand in a warm place for 24 hours. Then pour off, take a pound of brown sugar and mix it in, put it in a bottle and cork it up tightly. Then take one tablespoonful of this in the mor- nings and evenings.\ Mr. Heater said it has been tradition in the family to hand the Bible down to the eldest son. A companion copy to the Heat- er's Bible was on display recent - 1776 BIBLE—Mr. and Mrs. One Heater inspect the rare 183 - year -old Bible which they possess. Bible mantown, Pa. during the Revolutionary exception of one or two pages still is in (Ledger photo) ly in Spokane at the First Church of the Nazarene. It was from an article in the Spokesman -Review, telling of the Bible and of the display in Spokane, that the Heaters learned much of the history of their book. Dudleys Purchase Small Apartments Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Dudley of Trout Creek have purchased the Don Smail three -unit apart- ment house on east Main street in Thompson Falls. The Dudleys earlier this fall sold their lake frontage proper- ly and residence, just west of the underpass at Trout Creek, to a Missoula dentist, Dr. William B. Bessire. Both transactions were hand- led by the Thompson Falls Realty. Draws 525 Fine Anders 0. Berg was fined $25 and costs in justice court here last week after pleading guilty to a charge of drunkeness and disorderly conduct. was printed in Ger- war and with the excellent condition. Briefs Christmas weekend guests of Mrs. Catherine Ouellette and her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Nelson, were the former's son, Edmond. of Seattle, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Jones of Wallace. Edmond was accompanied here by a friend, Ray Henderson, of Spokane. The guests arrived Thursday and re- turned Saturday to their homes. Miss Joyce Rosdahl went to Billings Sunday to attend a re- treat for the state officers for the Senior Pilgrim Fellowship students in Montana. She is ex- pected to arrive home today. Mr. and Mrs. Art Davis spent Christmas here with the latter's family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brauer, and the former's bro- ther and wife, Mr and Mrs. Boyd Davis. PHONE FIRM EXTENDS SERVICE WEST OF IF Two Mountain States Tele- phone Co. line construction crews from Helena have started work that will extend telephone service to the Belknap, White - pine, Trout Creek and Blue Slide community areas, Bob Clark, local manager, has announced. Telephone wires will be strung along the south side of the Clark Fork river to the Bill Page ranch west of Trout Creek and on the north side down the Blue Slide to the Vermillion riv- er. The new lines will provides service for about 100 new sub- scribers in the communities. Clark said. All of the phones will be connected to the Thompson Falls exchange and each number will carry a TAylor 7- prefix. While construction of the main lines is underway, Louis Dufresne and Larry Leffler are wiring homes of subscribers. Clark said that approximately 20 per cent of the homes to be served will be advance wired by the end of this week. The tele- phone company hopes to start hookups of individual homes in February and complete the work in March. The construction crews are stringing 12 pairs of rural distri- bution wire that will provide eight -party type service. Clark said that while the maximum number of subscribers on a line could be eight phones, usually only five or six subscribers are connected to one line. Boyd Wilcox visited friends in Thompson Falls from Friday through Sunday. He is stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, Wash. Dodson - Millar Win Trophies For scattering 1304 pins (while leaving almost as many standing) Mrs. Dorothy Dod- son and Robert Millar are scheduled to receive individ- ual trophies for their efforts in the Holiday Classic tourna- ment Dec. 12-13 at the Paul Bunyan lanes at Oldtown, Ida. The 1304 total in four lines included their handicaps. Out of 154 couples entering the meet, Mrs. Dodson and Mil- lar placed 154th to win the consolation trophies. ...They beat out their nearest conspeti- tiors by a solid 16 pins (left standing, of course.) Olivers Capture Decorating Prize The Santa Claus scene at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F,arl Oliv- er won first prize of $15 in the 1959 outdoor home decorating contest sponsored by the Thomp- son Falls Lions club. Richard Heater. president. has announc- ed. The decorations at the home of Mr.; and Mrs. Robert won sebbnd prize of $10 and the scene at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Weismandel won the $5 third prize. The anonymous panel, of judges also cited several homes with honorable mention. They included the residences of Jim Kunz, Orin P. Kendall, 0. R. Hill. It. H. Cornett, Elmer Ham- ann. Vernon Vavrick and Mrs. Ermel Hanson. The Weather .• Date Max. Min. Prec Dec. 23 35 26 0 Dec. 24 36 26 0 Dec. 25 35 30 .21 Dec. 26 36 22 0 Dec. 27 33 11 0 Dec. 28 33 16 0 Dec 29 23 16 0 30 -Day Outlook The mid -December to mid' January outlook calls for warm- er than usual average tempera- tures and lighter than usual precipitation east of the divide. West of the divide and over the Missouri headwaters, tempera- ture and precipitation are ex- pected to average about normal for the season. Lacocks Purchase Libra Residence Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lacock have purchased the A. L. Libra residence at 225 Jefferson St. Mr. and Mrs. Libra and family, who reside in the former O'Hare residence on Cedar street. plan to move to Ilelena by Jan. 15. where the former has taken over a law practice. After the lines to the Belknap, Whitepine. Trout Creek and Blue Slide communities have been erected, the Helena crews will start projects to extend ser- vice out of the Noxon exchange to the Swamp creek area, up Pilgrim creek out of Noxon and also a small area south of Nox- on near the Noxon Rapids dam. The Swamp creek lines will ex- tend east to a point across the reservoir from Trout Creek. About 25 homes will be serv- ed on the Swamp creek project while the other two additions near Noxon will add 12 to 15 more phones to the Noxon ex- change, Clark said Later in 1960 or early in 1961, the telephone company plans to complete its expansion program in western Sanders county by extending service out of the Noxon exchange through the Heron area to the Idaho -Montana line. About 80 homes and busi- nesses will be served by the Her- on extension. Clark said. When completed the expan- sion program will provide phone service from Thompson Falls to the state line. Additional equipment will be installed in the Thompson Falls exchange in August to re- lieve the overloaded conditions which will be created by the ad- ditional service to be handled by the local exchange. The new equipment will add additional phone numbers, more circuits and also increase the number of long distance trunk lines to Mis- soula, Clark said Members of the two Helena construction crews are Jess H. Poor, foreman. Nick Badovina, Wayne Hedges, Joseph B. Kelly and Carl F. Peterson; and Bill Olson sub foreman, and Ralph Gardiner. Rites Conducted Wednesday for Frank Cox, 69 Funeral services were con - dotted Wednesday afternoon in the Community Congregational church for Amon Frank Cox, 69, who died Sunday at his home here of a heart ailment. The Rev. George Lee of Noxon officiated. Interment was in the city cemetery under the direc- tion of the Shrider Funeral Home of Plains. Mr. Cox had been a resident of Thompson Falls since 1936. Ile was born in Madison county. Nebr. Sept. 30, 1890 and was a farmer by occupation. He was married to Miss Emma il- ler at Sidney, Nebr. Jan. 1914 and came to Thompson Falls in 1936, where he had re- sided since. After coming to Thompson Falls he was employed by Paul liarlow and 0. J. Murray ranches before joining the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. He retired from the mill a few years ago because of ill health. Survivors include the widow; two brothers. Ernest, Thompson Falls, and Adolph, Fort Morgan, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Schafersman, Fort Morgan. and Mrs. Pearl Howard, Sumner, Ia. Paullbearers were 0. J. Mur- ray. Arden Davis. Clyde Kerr, Cecil Johnson. Harry Dodson and Perry Heater. FS Payments Rise 11 Times Payments received by Mon- tana from national forest re- ceipts have increased more than 11 times—or 1100 per cent—in the past 50 years, according to Chas. L. Tebbe, regional forest- er. Tebbe said that the payment to Montana from national forest fees collected within the state was $887,563.84 in 1959 compar- ed to $78,172.37 in 1909. The larger payments reflect both in- creased use of national forest lands and increased value of tim- ber and other resources. Since the payments began in 1906, a little over $10 million has been allocated to Montana by forests in the northern region, he said. The payments represent 25 per cent of the cash receipts paid into the U. S. Treasury from national forest land.

Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 31 Dec. 1959, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.