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2 - Sanders County Ledger, Thursday, Sept. 1, 1977 •11•1•Me.INIO Sanders County Ledger Published weeld) at Thompson Falls, MI. 59873, Box 219, K.A. Eggensperger Publisher Gladys G. Eggensperger Business Manager .lack Stephens Printer Mona Turk Clerk Sherry Hagerman Want Ads & Compuwriter open Lucile Hanson Circulation & Compuwriter open Patrick Sullivan Darkroom Tech. MEMBER MONTANA PRESSI Aril\ NAL 77 E P•-sP E R \ ASSOCIATION • Associalson Foundod 1885 F,ostage paid at Thompson Falls, Mont. SUBSCRIPTION RATES t in Sanders County $7.50 1 1 . elsewhere in Montana $8 1 Yr. outside Montana $8.50 Vol 73, No. 24 Letters to editor Excellent job To All Committees: During the past years, we have attended many large gatherings of people, but this (reunion) was finest of all. Every part seemed so well planned. It is difficult to put to words the warm and friendly feeling of meeting classmates and friends one has not seen in many years. We must mention the Enjoy reunion Editor: Just a short note to express appreciation for the contribu- tion at the reunion. I can't really \nail it down\ but it seems like the people of Thompson Falls have a special knack for making people feel at home. I feel very comfort- able whenever I visit T.F. primarily because of the friendliness and warmth of excellent food and how well it was planned to care for such a large crowd. behind all this success was capable planning and many long hours of hard work. Again, thanks for a wonder- ful two days and 'til we meet again, The Charles hunts Salem, Ore. everyone I come into contact with. In any event, we enjoyed the reunion immensely. We appreciate very much every- one's work in sponsoring this \real homecoming.\ Wally and Marion Dobbins Sheriff's log 8-22: Sheriffs office received a report of damage being done to the lobby in the new Post Office. Thompson Falls Ambulance transported Verna DeBois from Clark Fork Valley Hospital to Thompson Falls. Sheriffs deputies charged Benny Marshall, 19, of Thompson Falls, with burglary in connection with the break-in at I&E Food City. One juvenile was also charged. Mark Wood, 27. Plains, was arrested by Plains police on a had check warrant. Sheriffs deputies and Thompson Falls police investigated a disturbance call. Prisoners Allen Avery Murray and Ricky VanVoorhees escaped from the Sanders County Jail. 8.23: Ricky VanVoorhees was apprehended east of Thompson Falls by Deputy Jack Wakefield. Allen Avery Murray was apprehended near Trout Creek. Thompson Falls ambulance transported Leo Young, Yuma, Ariz., to Clark Fork Valley Hospital. Plains police arrested James Hoskins, 55, Plains, for obstructing a police officer. 8.24: Thompson Falls police investigated a theft report. Sanders County officers cooperated with Mineral County officers to apprehend four suspects in the Crow Creek area for wire theft. Sheriffs office delivered an emergency message to Noxon. 8-25: Thompson Falls police investigated a disturbance call. 8-26: Sheriffs deputies investigated an accident west of Plains. Sheriffs deputies cited a juvenile for assault. Sheriffs deputies investigated an accident at the Dykstra hill. 827: Sheriffs deputies investigated an auto theft in I'lains. Sheriffs office received a report of vandalism in Thompson Falls. Sheriffs deputies investigated a burglary in Heron. A vehicle involved in the burglary was stolen from Spokane. Sheriffs deputies investigated a car and motorcycle accident on Main St. James Mulane, Thompson Falls, was transported to Clark Fork Valley Hospital by the Thompson Falls Ambulance. Sheriffs deputies investigated a possible burglary in progress. Call turned out to be unfounded. 8 28: Sandpoint officers arrested Timothy Riley, Spokane, anti a juvenile for auto theft and burglary in connection with the break-in in Byron. Sheriffs office received a report of a theft in the McKay Creek area. Sheriffs deputies investigated a two vehicle accident in Thompson Falls. Sheriffs office received a report of a stolen horse that turned out to he unfounded. Sheriff. deputies investigated a disturbance call. Sheriffs deputies are investigating a theft report from the Trout Creek area. Sheriffs deputies investigated a break-in at Heron. Susperts are being held in Sandpoint. Traffic citations for the week were issued for: Careless driving, speeding, no driver's license, fail to drive in careful and prudent manner. H. Dickinson on maneuver Navy Radioman IC Robert M. Dickinson, whose wife Linda is the daughter of M&M Harold C. Morkert of Thomp- son Falls, is participating in exercise \Readies 5-77\ off the Southern California coast. member aboard the destroyer USS Orleck, homeported in Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma, Wash. Ile is one of more than 4,500 men taking part In the seven day exercise, which includes 14 ships and 200 aircraft. The exercise is part of R continuing training program for Fleet units and is designed to test their readi- ness and capability to conduct air, surface and antisubmar- ine operations. Ile joined the Navy in January 1966. Visit Sophia BELKNAP—Guests of Mrs. Sophia Moles over the week end were her niece, Mrs. Abby Skierka of Cutbank and the latter's friend, Mrs. Peggy baBreche of Browning. It's your land, too Residents of Sanders County, western Montana and all of the U.S. where national forests are lo- cated now have an unprecedented opportunity, and duty, to help decide how the millions of acres of forest land will be used in the future. It's your land, too. It's up to you to help decide how it will be used. The federal forests and grass- lands belong to you. Unless the public gets involved, others will decide where logging, skiing, snowmobiling, motoring, camping facilities, grazing, mining and oth- er activities will be prohibited or permitted in the national forests. The Forest Service now is re- ceiving public comments in its RARE II study (Roadless Area Review and Evaluation). It is the second Forest Service review in five years of the suitability of undeveloped national forest and grasslands for wilderness designa- tion. Some of these areas under review and proposed for further study un- doubtedly should eventually be classified as wilderness area (an area of 5,000 acres or more of federal land set aside by Congress for primitive recreation.) More than 14 million acres of u- nique and scenic lands are now set aside in wilderness. The first RARE program in 1973 resulted in selection of 12.5 million additional acres of new wilderness study areas from 56 million acres of unroaded national forest land. The question now is: \How many million more !acres should be set aside in undeveloped wilderness?\ If your primary Interest In forest- ed lands Is a place in which to hike or occasionally hunt, you should urge the establishment of more wilderness areas. If you are con- cerned about the future of your woods industry job, mining, graz- ing, snowrnobiling, skiing or mo- toring you should make those desires known. The decisions made by the Forest Service will affect all of us. If the review results in Forest Service recommendations causing Con- gress to set aside vast new acre- ages of prime timber and mineral- ized land, it could mean the loss of significant timber, mineral, graz- ing and recreational opportunities and increase property taxes in the west to offset county school and road funds lost when national forest timber sale proceeds are re- duced by logging bans. An easy way to express your views is to fill in a RARE ll form available at your Forest Service of- fice. The form offers an easy op- portunity to express your views by marking choices on the form. But, you must act soon. The deadline for filling in the form is Sept 15. The Forest Service is seeking diverse public views on guidelines to be considered for selecting wil- derness. But, act now. Don't let your future be decided by default --by your failure to express your viewpoint. List big game weight records by Merle Rognrud Montana Dept. of Fish and Game It's the time of year when hunters begin to plan for the days they will be spending in the field pursuing big game. If sportsmen were asked why they hunt, there would be many different answers. However, the reasons can be rolled up into one general statement -- hunters are afield to enjoy their particular choice of outdoor recreation. Nearly everyone collects something, be it postcards, pictures, badges, or other reminders of past incidents and activities. Many hunters are collectors of antlers and horns trophies that bring back memories of the hunt. \Boone and Crockett\ is a familiar organization to hunters seeking larger antlers and horns. This nationally recognized authority is the official keeper of records for North American big game trophies. Boone and Crockett measuring system was started in 1932 by a group of sportsmen interested in promoting the conservation of big game and sportsmanship in hunting. The measuring and scoring system is based on various measurements of horns and antlers. There is a distinct difference between horns and antlers. Horns are not shed and their size increases by continuous growth. Antelope are rather unique in that they do annually shed the outer horn sheaths. Antlers, on the other hand, are completely developed and shed annually. Antelope, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats have horns. Deer, elk and moose have antlers. Generally speaking, older animals have the largest horns and mature animals the largest antlers. Nutrition plays an important part in the growth of both horns and antlers. In scoring a trophy for Boone and Crockett competition, antler spread is not as important as the length of the main beam, the numbers and lengths of points and circumference of antlers. Length and circumference are the important measure menta for scoring animals with horns. The procedure for measuring heads according to the Boone and Crockett System can be accomplished roughly by hunters if the) use scoring sheets available at Fish and Game offices. If the score appears to be competitive, then the head must be measured by an official measurer of the North American Big Game Awards Program in order to be officially entered in Boone and Crockett Competition. Almost every hunter is interested in knowing how the weight of his trophy compares to other big game taken in Montana. Largest authentic weights record ed by the Dept. of Fish and Game are: Species Live Wt. Dressed Wt. Antelope Bear, Black Bear, Grizzly Deer, Mule Deer. Whitetail Elk Goat, Mtn. Lion, Mtn. Moose Sheep, Bighorn 160 288 1,018 453 375 1,010 310 200 1.117 302 121 340 275 810 212 840 222 The department is interested in learning of authentic big game weights that may exceed these. Both the weight of big game and size of antlers and horns are closely tied to nutrition. Large antlers and large animals are produced on habitat in good condition and where all the life needs for big game animals are met annually. Larger animals generally occur in habitat of best condition for year-round nutrition. If the habitat is in poor condition then the animals will be in poor condition or possibly non existent. l'ersons interested in large animals and trophy heads and horns may contact the Department of Fish and Game for records that have been maintained in Montana. Building Supplies- Hardware - Plumbing- Electrical - Paints EMPIRE BUILDERS Sealdon Shingles, Mint Frost or Star White CERTAIN-TEED ROOFING. . . sq. $23 Color: Walnut Brown, $19 sq. Wet Seal Plastic Cement gal. $3.33 Asphalt Emulsion ga. $3.78 ROOFING FELT, 15 & 30 lb roll $11 90 -lb. ROOFING roll $11 Colors: Star White or Mint Frost Complete line of Fuller O'Brien Paints WE DELIVER! One Mile West on Hiway Now Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday 41111MEMNInIMIMs Ph. 827-4781 Saturday TEN YEARS AGO—August 31,1967 Next month, the remains of Major Marcus Reno will be brought back from the East to be reburied with honors at the Custer Battlefield south of Hardin. Major Reno played a controversial role in the Custer massacre. His critics claimed he should have gone to Custer's aid. It is highly debatable that Reno could have done more than he did. His troops after making the first diversion- ary attack on the Indians were pushed back on to a mesa, where they were kept pinned down by the Indians for two days. When plans were announced to rebury Reno's remains, a New York Times reporter called Billings Mayor Willard Fraser and asked if his honor thought Reno was a hero or a coward. Replied the Mayor, \None of us is very brave when bullets and arrows are whizzing around. But, give us 15 or 20 years and we all become quite brave heroes.\ E. David Stegneier will arrive September 5 to take up his teaching duties again in the Thompson Falls School system. Ile recently completed his tour of active duty with the U. S. Army Reserves and is visiting with his family in the East. Ile will again teach band, chorus and junior high English. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO—August 27, 1952. The Roy Acuff Hillbilly Jamboree and dance held last Saturday night at the Vet's club saw the local citizenry out in fine form, letting their hair down and joining in the heel 'kicking fun. The show and dance were very much enjoyed by everyone, and were entertained by musicians who to our estimation were topnotch in their field. If you didn't go, you missed a lot of fun. From a supply ship, via the \highline\, James H. Brooks, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brooks of Noxon recently reported for duty aborad the aircraft carrier USS Boxer, while operating off the east coast of Korea. Shortly after completing recruit training 92 men were taken aboard the supply ship in Japan for transportation to the Boxer. Employing the highline, a seat slung from a heavy line stretched between the ships, the men were swung across to the Boxer while the ships proceeded in parallel course. The Boxer is on her third tour of duty in Korea. THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO—August 28, 1940. The Cox and Dobravec timber contractors shipped their first cargo of logs last week from Tuscor. They are now making a road up Marten Creek and will soon be cutting white pine. When you mention owning a new home to the average American today, he or she thinks in terms of a house costing less than $6,000 and contemplates between 10 and 15 years to pay off the debt. And one out of every two thinks that a down payment of 25 per cent or more is advisable. About a quarter / M . a century after Lewis and Clark visited the region that is now western Montana, four Indians from that area made a religious pilgrimage to visit Clark in St. Louis, where he had been installed as governor of the vast Northwest territory. This remarkable journey was to ask Governor Clark to send someone to teach them the white man's religion. This request for Christian teaching from the supposed savages of the northwest wilderness thrilled the Christian world, making wonderful copy for the journalistic 4ob-sisters of the day. In the flood of publicity about this famous pilgrimage, there were a few accurate, first hand accounts that reached the public, and among these were the articles by Bishop Rosati of St. Louis and George Catlin, the artist. The four Indians who reached St. Louis represented two tribes, the Flatheads and the Nez Perce groups, who had received their first information about Christianity from Canadian Indians. A large party started the journey, but the dangerous portion around Council Bluffs turned back all but the four who went on to arrive in St. Louis in the autumn of 1831. Ledger Lines by K A I Some people never have reflections unless they're standing in front of a mirror. --Chicago Tribune It's encouraging to note. that Larry Pettit, commissioner of university system, has decided not to run for Senator Lee Metcalfs seat next year. That saves the voters the necessity of deciding that he won't be going to Washington. Vika& t ot HOMEMAKERS Tips To Help You You can save money and energy with your electric dishwasher, as well as time, if you turn the dial to off after the machine finishes washing and then let the dishes dry by themselves. • • • To save time while vacuum- ing, get a long extension cord and plug it into a centrally located socket, instead of having to stop, stoop, plug and replug the vacuum cleaner as you go. • • • . 1 61 Save time and money when it comes to running your portable radio or recorder. After reading that Bert Vance, director of the Office of Budget Management, had been permitted to overdraw his bank account by as much as $450,000, we suggested we'd like the same treatment at the First State Bank of Montana here. Hut, the suggestion didn't even get past the first teller window. Goldie gave us an emphatic, \No!\ Oh well, we still think it would be a good idea. Pleasant company when cleaning, it can also be a problem when you're ready to go and your batteries aren't. You can keep recharge- able 9 -volt size nickel cad' mium battery from General Electric on charge so it's fresh when you need it. And it can be recharged up to 1000 times. Betts opens tree service PLAINS -Ron Betts has started a new service busi ness in Sanders County with the opening of Ron's Tree Service. He will offer tree trimming, pruning, falling and spraying services. Betts worked for several years with tree service firms in California before moving to Plains. Clean your carpets L Professionally. fely. Easily. Rent The Rug Doctor: ST( MANG MAD AT DIRT Morin a mud station naat you. RICH'S CLEANERS Thompson Falls SEPT. 6, 1977 8 p.m. 100F HALL [!'or Lion's Club Youth Projects \ t-