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DR. R.C. COOK, Plains' flying dentist, inspects cockpit of Stearman biplane. The plane's owner, Clyde Frederickson of Poison is scheduled to offer rides in the open cockpit flying machine at the Free Air Show at Plains Saturday, Sept. 24. (Ledger photos) Biplane to offer rides at air show PLAINS -•After nearly 38 years, most airplanes have been retired to the scrap heap long ago, but not the 1929 Stearman C3R biplane which Clyde Frederickson of Poison plans to bring to the Free Air Show to be staged at the Plains airport Saturday, Sept. 24. In fact, the post -World War I antique will not only he on display, but Frederickson will be offering rides in it also, according to Dr. It. J. Cook, general chairman for the air show. Frederickson with his wife, Ernestine, own and operate the Poison air service at the Poison airport, dying char ters, providing pilot instruc tion and handling the numer OUA other responsibilities of a small fixed base operator. The Stearman two -winged airplane was flown last summer by Clyde and Ernes tine to Blakesburg, Iowa, where they attended an antique plane gathering. They made the trip from Poison in two days. Returning via Colorado, Mrs. Frederick- son admits it \got pretty cold\ flying in the open cockpit plane at 12,000 feet over Estes Park. And even at that altitude, she observes the Jet fly over set at Plains Dr. Richard Cook of Plains said he has received confirma- tion that from two to four F106 jet fighters will make a flyover over the Plains Air Show Saturday at 12 noon sharp. The air show will get underway Saturday morning with a breakfast for pilots and the general public at the Plains airport from 7 to 10 a.m. tops of the peaks were above them all around. There are enly six Stear mans of 1929 vintage still around the country and a couple of those are stashed away in museums. Frederick- son obtained the plane from a Californian a few years ago. To help meet expenses of keeping and maintaining the airplane, he barnstorms and takes people for rides at air shows around the country. A flight in the open cockpit plane has both pilot and passengers donning goggles PASSENGERS ride in front cockpit of biplane while pilot sits in the rear. to protect the eyes from the biting wind and a white scarf for nostalgia purposes. And with the wind blowing your scarf back over your shoulders and the whistling of air through the wing struts it's easy to imagine you're turning back the pages of time to the Roaring Twenties or earlier to the days of the Red Baron, Capt. Eddie Rickert - backer and other heros of the first world war. Pilots years ago frequently referred to piloting an open cockpit plane as \flying by the seat of your pants\ --a refer- ence to the feeling of gravity they got as they maneuvered (Please turn to p. 2) STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HELENA, MOUTANA 5960! Sanders County Dovid Thompson Single Copy 20' Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOM PSON FALLS, MONTA NA 59573 Thursday, Sept. 22, 1977 School evaluation set for spring Plans for a school -wide evaluation next spring by a team for the Northwest Accrediting Assn., extension of one bus route, adoption of policies regarding responsi- bility for behavior by students athletes and extension of e!ontracts for district superin tendents occupied trustees of School Dist. 2 at their September session. Jim Koke, superintendent of Superior schools, who will head the evaluation team, discussed the procedures the team will follow during its in-depth study of the Thomp- son Falls schools March 19-21. The evaluation will be con- ducted in two phases: 1. Self evaluation by faculty mem- bers on how they see the school; 2. Team evaluation by outside educators and ad- ministrators. The team evaluation will Activities mark homecoming If Blue Hawks athletes don't get charged up to defeat Troy in girls basketball tonight and the Loyola Rams on Previs Field F'riday night, it won't be for a lack of homecoming events this week. started Monday. the first of the week's five dress -up days. Monday was bottle, hat, T shirt and sock days. Tues. Forward visibility from either cockpit is poor when plane is on the ground day it was hobo dress. Wednesday the garb was nightgown and logger attire. Today's freak day and Friday will be blue and gold day with freshmen initiation. The homecoming queen will be announced and crowned at halftime of the Blue Hawk - Ram football game Friday night. Queen candidates and their escorts are: Seniors -Su- san Reeser, Roy Butte: juniors-•Leslye llockema, Dee Watson; sophomores -Robin Stobie. harry Milner; fresh- men -Lori Laws, Dave Ferko- vich. Wednesday at 8 p.m. a snake dance was scheduled to start at the junior high school and proceed to the bonfire at the high school. Tonight the girls basketball teams play Troy. The Jaycee game starts at 8 p.m. and the varsity tilt gels underway at 7:30. Friday's activities start with a parade from the high school at 1:55 p.m. lead by the cheerleaders. A pep rally is scheduled downtown at 2 p.m. Shirts will be presented by the four classes. A tricycle race and banana eating contest are scheduled also. Members of the girls basketball and football squads will be introduced at the rally. A candle march and fresh- men initiation will he part of the activities also. A homecoming dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. will feature music by Tyson Riff of Seattle. At 9 a.m. Saturday the cheerleaders will begin a rocking chair marathon. Parti- cipating will be Christy Gilbert, Bobbi Eldridge, San- dy heater, Rochelle Johnson, Maureen Stobie, Ginnie Freer, Kim Burch, Lori Laws, Kathy Clark, Mary Kay Gilbert, Carrie Karmiercrak, Lynn Miller, Traci Conlin. The marathon will be staged in the Memorial Rose Garden. The participants hope to rock for 24 hours. Pledges should be signed up with the cheerleaders. Tlw tveather Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 82 40 0 79 42 0 77 43 0 69 46 .26 84 48 .60 72 43 0 69 49 0 City dads want old library hours back The City Council wants the City Library Board to restore the old hours that were in effect before the change instituted Sept. 1. The council was unanimous Monday night in asking Mayor David Haase to contact the library board and have them resume the old hours. Since Sept. I, the library has not been open in the evenings. Councilman Glenn Daly said he had received complaints by persons who work in the day and like to use the library at night. Students have also objected to the elimination of the night hours. tinder the old hours, the library was open Monday end Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. The new hours instituted Sept. 1 kept the same Monday and Friday hours, but chang- ed the Tuesday and Thursday hours to 12 noon to 8 p.m. The library is closed Wed- nesday and week ends. study the school facilities, administration, curriculum, teacher training and each subject taught. Members of the team will talk also to parents and the general public to determine how the public sees the school. On the final afternoon of the three-day evaluation, an oral report will be given to trustees and the school staff. A written report will follow. Koke said from 17 to 20 educators and administrative personnel will work on the team evaluation, including superintendents, teachers, University of Montana faculty members and possibly one or two educators from Idaho. Under the rules of member- ship in the Northwest Accre- diting Assn., the evaluations are required every 10 years. During a discussion of the selection of Doug Walsh, athletic director, to serve as head basketball coach for the coming season, the trustees adopted a policy stating that decisions by the head coach of each sport shall be final and will not be countermanded by the administration or trus- tees. Thus, the trustees decided that the head coach of each sport will be responsible for training rules and decisions of that sport. Walsh discussed with the trustees a contract that the head coaches had decided must be signed by each student and his or her parents before they will be permitted to participate in interscho- lastic athletics. The contract slates that a player will be dismissed for the season for the sport involved for smoking, use of alcoholic beverages at any time or chewing of tobacco on campus or any athletic trips. No illegal or non-prescrip- tion drugs may be used at any time, either. The trustees also adopted a policy to add a year each spring to the contract of the superintendent following e- valuation of the superinten- dent's job performance. If the (Please turn to p 2) County dads okay final mill levies The Sanders County commissioners finally were able to adopt the remaining mill levies for schools Monday and now the writing of tax statements and mailing them to property owners is underway by the staff in the treasurer's office. Levies for all but three elementary districts are higher this year than last. Among high school districts, only the Hot Springs &Ariel has a higher levy this year. The county levies total 37.887 mills compared to 36.999 a year ago. The mill levy for the town of Thompson Falls is up to 56.46 mills from 47.76 a year ago. At Plains, the city levy has climbed to 78.95 mills from 66.00 a year ago. Hot Springs taxpayers will pay one mill less to operate their city government this fiscal year- 65 mills, down from 68 a year ago. The mill levies for fiscal year 1977-78 compared to the 1976-77 levies for the various political subdivisions: County govt. University Elementary permia. Hi School permis. Total sheep Other livestock 77-78 76-77 37.887 36.999 6.940 8.000 .670 1.000 .380 .600 22.600 15.600 24.000 20.000 Lions to TF City Plains City FIS City Plains Cemet. Iler. Nox.Cem. W-TC Cem. Para. Improve. Grn. Mt. Soil Dia. East. San. S. Dist. FIS Rur. Fire Dist 55.480 76.950 65.000 2.047 1.187 .682 3.000 .858 .812 2.000 Heron Rut. Fire D. 5.000 E. San. Hap. D. .375 Plains /tor Fire Dig. 2.062 Elementary School Districts Plains 41.240 T. Falls 33.110 Heron 53.980 Trout Creek 21.820 Paradise 2'7.580 Dixon 27.030 Noxon 13.470 Camas Pr. 25.700 Hot Springs 15.750 High School districts Plains 23.200 T. Falls 28.110 Dixon 14.180 Noxon 12.730 Hot Springs 11.940 County wide School Levies 54.630 64.810 stage Turkey shoot Beginning with the serving of breakfast at 9 a.m., members of the Thompson Falls Lions Club will stage their 34th annual all -day Turkey Shoot Sunday at the I,ions Den five miles west of Thompson Falls. Actual shoot- ting competition will start at 10 a.m. for shotgunners and rifle marksmen, who are expected to attend from all over western Montana and northern Idaho. The shoot is the \granddaddy\ of western Montana turkey shoots. Sunday morning's break- fast will tonsiat of hot cakes and sausages. Serving will continue to 11 a.m., when the Lions' refreshment stand fea- turing hamburgers, coffee and other food items will begin operation. Shooting competition will be provided at the trap range. for bull guns, hunting rifles and on A .22 rifle range. A pistol range, started last spring, will be in operation also. For non -shooters, bingo will be played in the clubhouse and the popular \fill -the --cir- cle\ competition will be ramrodded by Bob Fletcher. Funds earned by the Lions are used for sight conserva- tion, such as paying for glasses and eye examinations for low income children and adults, and also for youth and community service projects. The club sponsors an 47.780 68.000 88.000 2.000 1.600 1.000 5.000 .750 1.760 5.125 5.000 .500 4.0(X) 60.150 32.120 51.380 21.400 24.260 13.320 28.080 12.470 25 960 40.180 34.960 67.550 15.940 21.900 F:amter egg hunt, stages an annual senior class banquet and cooperates with other organirations in sponsoring Boys State delegates, the Blanche Hurlburt scholarship assistance fund and honor student trophies. the Boy Scouts and a summer baseball program. The dub each year decorates Main St. for Christ- mas. The club currently is committed to donate 85.000 to the new swimming pool and recreation complex project. The club also sponsors and operates the 28 -apartment housing project on Maiden Lane for senior citizens. Ho l) Millar, Leonard Loy- haug and M. C. (Melt) Suther- land are co-chairmen of the shoot.