Poplar Shopper (Poplar, Mont.) 1970-2001, March 19, 1970, Image 1

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7 eA Pts e Chet Shoe ISTOROAL Soctery POPLAR Melee, \acset Mom, SHC; - lahat on POST OFFICE BOX 1028 59255 PHONE 768-3433 INFORMATION ON SCHOOL ELECTION PROJECT MONT P-43 APRIL 4 Mr. John Merrill To write a summary concerning Planning Branch the budgetary needs of the Dept. of Housing & Urban Poplar Elementary and High POPLAR, MONTANA .- Development School is quite difficult be- Region Vi, Northwest Area cause it is important that all Office materials get their proper 2nd & Union interpretation. Let me say, Seattle, Wash. 98101 first of all, that the differ- ence between the 1969-70 General Fund Budget figures, and the 1970-71 figures represent an overall increase of 7 per cent. The break- down of the budget on a per- centage basis will present the same picture presented by other school districts. Eighty per cent of the total budget goes to salaries, while twenty per cent goes to materials, etc., used in supportive procedures to the teaching process, and for the Re: Proj. Mont. P-43 Fort Peck Indian Reservation Dear Mr. Merrill: As you know, the Fort Peck Tribes applied for and re- ceived a $122,675.00 HUD 701 grant for comprehensive land use planning for the Fort Peck Indian Res. We requested the grant through the State of Montana. We did not anticipate the pro- Pictured left to right: Jim Cathers, Legion Commander, Joyce Knight, Auxillary President and Carl Kanning, guest speaker. TRAILER HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE ECONOMIC BIRTHDAY blems we would encounter u and maintenance of Fifty Legion and Auxiliary in attempting to cooperate etn The budgetary DEVELOPMENT The Ted Nees family of members and their guests with the State, Roosevelt requests appear to be very MEETING MAR. 24 the Mineral Bench Comm- attended the 5ist birthday County and Wolf Point. reasonable when the rising unity lost their trailer home dinner of the American When we first began to costs are taken into consid- R.E. Pete Coffey, Chairman and entire contents in a Legion Sunday , March 15 work on this comprehensive eration. The school seeks, of the Roosevelt County Plan- fire early Saturday morning. at the Poplar Legion Holl . planning idea, we were trying to cooperate with all concerned. We even ogreed to a joint Indian-Nonindian Planning Board that was to have five Indian and four Non-Indian members. Upon further consideration, we decided that we should hove six Indian members - one from each of our Tribal Dists. We met with the Planning Board and asked for one additional member. This was strongly opposed by the non- Indians (although they had insisted on one representative from each county district involved). The non- Indians voted as a block, and since two of the Indians were abesnt, the motion w as defeated. We began to realize that this would pro- bably be the pattern in fut- ure meetings when the issues pertained to land use. cont. on pg. 7 ELEMENTARY WRESTLING TOURNEY The 1970 Elementary Wrest- ling Tournament will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 19th and 20th at 7:00 in the High School gymn- asium. There ore six weight classes, with boy's ranging from the 4th to the 8th grade . Preliminary matches will be held Thursday on 3 mats, with Consolations and: finals Friday on | mat. and needs, your support in the quest for budgeting power. Please remember to vote in the election on April 4th at all costs if you are quo- lified. Do not think that @ non vote expresses dis- approval or approval for a person or ao program--a def- inite vote is the only way. Five people hove filed for the three(3) trustee posi- tions up for grabs during the April 4th election. David Buckles, Harold Iverson and Guy Nielsen, incumbents through election and appoint- ment, are seeking their positions again. Mr. Buckles and Mr. Iverson are running for a three-year term, while Mr. Nielsen is running to Fill out the unexpired term of Gene Theroux. George Budak , former trustee from School District One, will be vying for one of the three- year terms as will Gwendolyn Mail - From the office of Supt. Delmar Lewis Poplar Public Schools BE SURE TO ATTEND THE FIREMENS BALL ning & Improvement Council announced this week that there would be a county wide economic development meet- ing in Wolf Point on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the new high school auditor- ium. Coffey stated that every- one is cordially invited to attend this very important meeting whether they ore farmers, ranchers, business men, housewives, students or retired persons. At this meeting a private con- sultant, William E. Warne, will present a plan for long range economic development of this area that will not only improve the economy of the area but also bring about developments that would make it possible for more of our young people to stay here. The U.S. Soil and Water Conservation Director for Montana, A. 8. Linford of Bozemane will also be present at this meet- ing and offer the help and advice in any way we feel they can help. The State of Montana Dept. of Economic Developement will also hove representatives at this meeting Coffey concluded with the statement that with the exodus of our young people and the decline of our rural economy we must have sound and lasting development of our natural resources which are people, land, water, and minerals (coal, gas, oil). Fortunately the occupants escaped uninjured. Friends and neighbors in the Mineral Bench Comm- unity are holding an open house at the Alvin Schagunn home, Sunday, March 22nd from 2 to 5 p.m. for the Nees’. Everyone is Welcome. A community Benifit Dance is scheduled April 4th for the family . GIRLS BB TOUNEY Poplor's Independent Girls’ , basketball team attended the Eastern District A.A.U. tournament hosted by Frazer on March 12-14. On Thursday night the Poplar team defeated Dodson 52-27 . Scorers from Poplar were: Pat Iron Cloud - 15, Erin Shanley-l0, Billy Murroy-8, Jeri Smoker-5, Jody Heiden-4 Gail Charboneau-2, Nylo McGowan-2, Le Ann Brown- 2, Ava Ferguson-2. On Friday night Poplar's team lost to Hinsdale by the score of 35-25. Scorers wete: Pat lron Cloud-15, Erin Shanley-l0. Playing against Poplar Sot . morning was the team from Saco. Poplar won 49-47. Scoring for Poplar: Saturday evening Poplar was defeated by Westby 22-21. The Poplar Girls independent team took the fourth place trophy. On March 19-21 the Poplar team will attend the state A.A.U. Basket- ball tournament at Hinsdale . Karl Kanning, political science instructor at Poplar High School, was guest speoker. Entertainment was provided by Miss Lorrie Iverson and Rocky Cummins of PHS. Master of Ceremonies was Harry Axtmann . Department and District officers attending were Charles Cassidy, Department Vice Commaender; Hud Ames, Department Foreign Relations Chairman and chairman of District One 49th Parallel Days Committee; Lewis Biel and Mrs. Biel, District Commander; and Mr. & Mrs. James Schultz, Hins- dale . The dinner was prepared and served by members of the Auxiliary . Following the dinner, James “\ Cathers, Commander of the Poplar Post; Mrs. James Knight, Auxiliary President; members of the Post and Unit, met with Mr. Ames, Cassidy, Biel and Schultz to discuss 49th Parallel Days. The annual event is tentatively scheduled for the last weekend in June at Poplar. Every two years the celebration is held in one of the towns of Montana American Legion District One, and the alter- nate year is held in Canada, usually at Assiniboine . More information and de- tails of the 49th Parallel Days at Poplar will be pub- licized during the next three months.

Poplar Shopper (Poplar, Mont.), 19 March 1970, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn86075285/1970-03-19/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.