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Sanders County IiISTCRICAL SOCIETY IIELE1111, CONTAIIA 59601 David Thompson Ledger Most Widely Circulated Newspaper in Sanders County THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA 59873 NOT SMOKE, just clouds. Low clouds hanging over the Clark Fork River Sunday afternoon gave the ap- Thursday, November 17, 1977 Single Copy 20c pearance of a mid -August forest fire, with the low- BLUE HAWK CHEERLEADERS were busy Mon - lying sun backlighting the fluffy clouds, day preparing for this week's division tournament, (Ledger photo) painting a sign that will read: This is Blue Hawk 350 music pupils coming for clinic About 350 band and vocal students from 19 western Montana high schools are expected to converge on Thompson Falls Monday for the annual District II Fall Music Clinic to be hosted Monday and Tuesday by l'alLs High Sellout. Thompson Falls high music directors -Patrick Dessent and Billie Chubb are serving as host directors of the clinic. Parents and the general public are invited to attend concerts to be presented both Monday and Tuesday nights in the high school gym. Monday night's concert fea- turing music students from North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene will start at 8 p.m. and Tuesday night's at 7:30 p.m. Directors of the clinic will be Don D. Goddard, director of choral activities at Flathead High School. Kalispell. and Gerry Makeever, instructor of music at Montana State University in Bozeman. This is Makeever's second appearance here. lie served as band director for last year's clinic also. At MSU, Makeever teaches trumpet. French horn, jazz band, campus band, ear training, brass techniques, brass choir, horn choir, brass ensembles and assists with the marching band. Tuesday night's concert will feature the honor choir and band with voices from the 19 schools performing under the direction of Director Goddard. Accompanists will be Mrs. Judy Doxtater, piano; Gary Hagerman, percussion; Chris Latham, electric bass; Dea- ssent, Charles Robbins aria Mike Wilson, trumpets; Earl Bedford, conga; John Stone and Karen Dessent, rhythm guitar. The honor band will per- form under the guidance of Director Makeever. Many out-of-town parents are expected to attend Tues- day night's concert. Students will be housed Monday night in local homes. Persons having room to keep one or more students Monday night are asked to call Lorraine Dufresne, who is in charge of housing arrange ments. The directors who accom- pany their students to Thomp- son Falls will be guests at luncheons to be served Mon- day and Tuesday noons at the Rimrock Cafe. The Thompson Falls High School home ec food service class under the direction of instructor Jean Wilson will serve lunch Tuesday noon to the visiting students. The Thompson Falls Nox- on-Trout Creek Chamber of Commerce will conduct a hospitality room in the high HOST DIRECTORS of the Division II Music Clinic to be conducted at Thompson Falls High School Monday school music room for the directors and bus drivers where coffee and donuts will be available. The clinic itself will be conducted in the gym. Schools which are expected to be represented at the clinic in aouition to Thompson Falls include Plains, Noxon, Hot Springs, Stevensville, Charlo, Corvallis, Alberton, Ronan, Seeley -Swan, Superior. Frenchtown, Victor, Hamil- ton, St. Regis, Florence -Carl- ton, St. Ignatius. and liellgate and Sentinel high schools of Missoula. Burglar takes qiition cash Theft of approximately 8125 from the Sund's 66 Service Friday night or early Saturday morning was report- ed Saturday to the Sanders County sheriffs office by Forrest G. Sund, owner. The burglar entered the station by prying open the door to one of the service bays and left the same way. lielena post NOXON• Mike Comola, co- ordinator of the Northwest Citizens for Wilderness, and his wife, Linda, will move next week to Helena to make their home. Mike expects to be associated with the Mon- tana Wilderness Assn. and Tuesday are Patrick Dessent and Billie Chubb, local music directors. (Ledger photo) NIC concert set Monday For the third consecutive year, music students from Northern Idaho College at Coeur d'Alene will present a concert Monday at 8 p.m. in the Thompson Falls High School gym. The concert is part of the District II Music Festival being hosted Monday and Tuesday by the Thomp- son Falls High School music departments. Jerilee Squire, a 1977 graduate of Thompson Falls High School, is a member of the NIC choir. Monday night's concert will feature the Jazz band, Swing Choir and Concert Choir. Robert Singletary is in charge of the NIC music department. Returning as choir diretior will be Rick Frost. Kent Yardley is the band director. NEW OFFICE addition The weather Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 38 19 .02 38 25 0 45 33 0 50 28 0 57 34 0 47 31 .05 45 35 .32 Machos sell trailer court Tom Macho and his mother, Mrs. Verona Macho, last week end completed their move to Spokane after residing sev- eral decades in Thompson Falls. Tom said they have sold their trailer court on Maiden Lane to Kalispell interests, however the names of the purchasers were not avail- able. He said the sale was being handled by a Great Falls trust firm. is being added at the country.\ Cheerleaders from left are Christy Gilbert, Rochelle Johnson, Bobbi Jo Eldridge and Sandy Heater. (Ledger photo) Girls B tourney opens Wednesday The regular season division champions, the Mission Bulldogs (12-2) and cellar dwelling Troy Trojans (0-14) were scheduled to open play Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Girls Western B Division Basketball Tournament being hosted again this year by Thompson Falls High School. In Wednesday night's second game, the Loyola -Sacred Heartbreak- ers (10-4) were scheduled to meet the host Blue Hawks (5-9) at 9 p.m. In Thursday night games, the division's two Bitterroot Valley entries-Corvallis (9-5) and Darby 17-71 meet at 7:30 p.m. while Plains (242) and Frenchtown (11-3), the regular season runnerup take the court at 9 p.m. No day games are scheduled either Wednesday or Thursday. Friday's action begins at 2 p.m. with the losers of games 1 and 3 meeting followed by the losers of games 2 and 4. The tournament semi-finals are scheduled Friday night and the consolation semi-finals Saturday morn- ing. The championship game is scheduled Saturday at 9 p.m. after the consolation finals at 7:30 p.m. The top two teams in the tournament will advance to the state B girls tournament. Season tickets for the tournament are available at the high school office. Officials for the tournament will be RIOS Hansen and Elmer Harrigan of Missoula, Larry Anderson of Ronan and Ron Phillips of St. Ignatius. Tournament manager is Walt nark. Thompson Falls Lumber Co. to the east of the old office. New equipment to up mill capacity Production capacity at the Thompson Falls Lumber Co. will be increased when ma- chinery improvements now underway are completed, according to Ernest Franke, general manager. Mill per- sonnel under the direction of Dick Perry. sawmill superin- tendent, are installing a second debarker, and under planer foreman Dave Helier - line, a second planer is being installed. Fmk' said installation of the debarker will remove a bottleneck and make it possi- ble for mill personnel to debark sufficient logs to feed both the sawmill and chip -n - saw. At present, debarker crews work on week ends and other extra hours to maintain a supply of debarked logs. The second planer has more capacity than the current machine and will more than double the mill's planing capacity. Franke said the new planer is capable of planing 40,000 more feet per shift than the old machine. The new office addition being added to the east end of the office building is 16 by 32 -feet. It will provide office facilities for Sales Manager Ed Shear. Mill Supt. Perry in addition to the tally men. A number of personnel changes have been made this year, according to Franke. Most recent is the naming of lielterline as planer fore man. He formerly worked for the Diehl Lumber Co. at Perry, the sawmill superin- tendent, came here from Ardenvoir, Wa., where he held the same position for that Pack River mill. Previously he had served as general mana- ger of the 31) Lumber Co. at Maudlow. He and his wife, Eleanor, have two children --a son who is employed by the U. (Please turn to p. 6) St. Ignatius Frenchtown Loyola Corvallis Darby Thompson Falls Plains Troy Pairings Western It at Thompson Falls Wednesday Game 1: 7:30 p.m. --St. Igna- tius (14-2) vs. Troy (0-17) Game 2: 9 p m.--Loyola- Sacred Heart (12-4) vs. Thompson Falls (6-10) Thursday Game 3: 7:30 p.m --Corvallis 19-7) vs Darby (8-8) Game 4. 9 p.m.--Frenchtown (13-3) vs Plains (4- 2) Friday Game 5. 2 p.m.—loser of Game 1 vs loser of Game 3 Game 6: 330 p.m.—IOW of Game 2 vs loser of Game 4 Game 7 - 7.30 p.m. --winner of Game 1 vs winner of Game Game 8. 9 p.m.—winner ol Game 2 vs winner of Gen.*, 4 Saturday Game 9: 9 30 a m. --winner of Game 6 vs loser of Game 7 Game 10. 11 a m. --winner of Game 5 vs loser of Game 8 Game 11: 7:30 p.m. -.Con- solation. winners of games 9 and 10 Game 12: 9 p.m --Champion- ship, winners of games 7 and 8. CLASS 8. Western Division Conf. All WL WI 12 2 14 •' II 3 13 10 4 12 4 959 . 7788 5 9 6 10 2 12 4 12 0 14 0 17 Diehl hauling hearing set PLAINS -A public hearing has been scheduled in the City Council chambers in Missoula Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. on the application of Edwin L. Diehl of Plains for a certificate to transport materials betweea all points in Mineral ad Sanders counties. Diehl's application for a certificate of public conven- ience and necessity is to authorize the transportation of sand, gravel, crushed and broken rock and topsoil as a class B carrier.