Townsend Star (Townsend, Mont.) 1897-current, October 18, 1973, Image 1

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. ey) xe Sr a ew ; Bror, vounty ¥ THE jA.<ANA Beut of Montana October, 18, 1973 — _ INSIDE Townsend TV Guide Page 4 Football Forecasts ‘ Page 6 Class of ‘73 Doings Page 8 IRS And The Farm. Page 2 Kids Enjoy | Five Day Vacation Local students will have a long holiday this weekend, due to Montana Education | association (MEA) conven- tions Thursday and Friday, Students in Toston and Crow Creek .will not return to school until Wednesday, as their parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday. Anumber of teachers will travel to Great Falls, Billings or Missoula to attend the work- shops sponsored by the Mon- tana Education Association. Teachers not attending the convention will be working at the school Thursday and Friday. . The vacation comes at an ideal time for those families who enjoy hunt 1g, as general big game season opens on Sunday, October 2ist. Day Care Possible? There will be a meeting to explore the possibilities of setting up a Day Care Center in Townsend, The meeting will be this Wednes- day, the 24th, at 8:00 P.M. in the Courthouse, Mrs. Karen Storie from Community Co- ordinated Child Care (4 C’s) will be present to offer her organization’s assistance, All parents with pre-school age | from a previous leasing to Don * Cazierwhich also proved fruit- | solving the previous lease pro- | the legal wordingof an agree- | ging the boundaries of the land children are urged to attend, o The Townsend F - The Only Newspaper in the World that Constant!,” Works for the Interests of Broadwater County TOWNSEND, MONTANA 59644 4 The City-County Airport | Board is again in need of a fixed-base operator, better known to the layman as anair- port manager. Last spring the board leased |. | the airport to Charlie McClure | for one year and thought it’s | many-year troubles were at | least on the way tobeing over. Those troubles stemmed less and cost money. It is blems to the satisfaction of all now, but again the board finds itself in the predicament of having no one to manage the airport. McClure has relinquished the lease at the airport to take an- other job, according to Lloyd Heberle, chairman of the city- county board, : Glenn Kinney, attorney, acting as legal consultait to the board,explained some of ment that the board has reach- ed with Cazier. Kinney ex- plained that the agreement will allow the board to buy a strip | of land from Caziet, 30 feet by 400 feet whic been the city and variou owners for many years, It was only until a survey. was consulted recently that it was discovered that all ofthe previous owners had been jud- by ameaningless marker, The sale of the land for $1.00 will finally clear the title, The board is also agree- ing to buy from Cazier, two hangars, tanks and gas pumps for $2200.00. Gene Connors, consulting member, raised an objection to the purchase, say- ing the board should build a fence across Cazier’s hangars and build a new hangar on the 100 acres directly across the field from the present one, Connors said,‘One hun- dred feet will never be of any use to the city of Townsend, There is no way this land is ever going to be of any use to the people around here, We have to think about the future,’ Chairman Heberle coun- tered with ,‘We’re going to give some, I know, but we’re tired of fighting with Cazier, Let’s get this thing settled, We collected money from that land this year and it’s the first time in three years that we gotten a dime.’ Member, Terry Carmody, agreed with Heberle, saying, ‘I would move we spend the $2200.00. He pays taxes in this county and so. does his family. They have some rights.’ To make it final, mem- ber Jim Plummer added,‘I see’ no other way to get this settled than to take it to court, It would probably cost us more than the $2200.00 to fight this argument in court.’ Kinney inserted that he would rather represent Cazier than the county in the lawsuit harvest is complete, over a half a millior dollars will have been added to the economy of the Broadwater County. This year’s harvest is lower than ‘previous years, according to John Sherman, Agricultural Manager for Great Western Sugar in Billings. Sherman says 1500 to 1600 acres were planted this spring in Broadwater, but due to a bad freeze, only 788 acres were able to be saved. From an average yield of 14 tons per acre, a grower can .expect approximately $23.00 to $24.00 per ton of 16% per cent sugar beets, according to the GW official. That 1612°per cent sugar beets means that each beet yields 16% percent sugar. At the Toston and Townsend beet dumps, the tare is about 6'2 per cent. Tare is the part of the beet that is not able to be ocessed into sugar. This is the irt and the top. Average is 6-8 per cent. The sugar yield at the local dumps is running about 16 per cent. According to Sherman, there has been little trouble recently getting railroad cars on which to ship the beets. At the beginning of the harvest there was some difficulty in obtaining the cars. Sherman relates, this difficulty to the - general decrease in the number of freight cars all over the country. From the beet fields throughout the county, the beets are taken to the dump ‘ where. they are weighed by either Charlotte Lewis in Toston or Charlotte Hoppe in Townsend. Jex Hunsaker and ’ Want To Manage Airport? if the board builds a fence ac- ross Cazier’s hangars. The board will ask Cazier to have included in the agree- ment the stipulation that Caz- ier will not sell gasoline to any private individual. _ Board members also an- nounced that they will be in- terested in speaking to any- | one who might want to build a hangar at the airport. Ac- |.cording to Connors, several area residents have expressed interest in having their own private hangars at the airport if some lease agreement could be worked out with the board. | The board stated specifically Mike Scoffield in Toston load the freight cars with beets and in Townsend, Jim Smith and Beets are then shipped to the Great Western Sugar Company in Billings where they are processed. Approximately 300 pounds of sugar will be processed from one ton of sugar beets. Last Saturday the Toston- Townsend beet dumps reached the’ 11,100 ‘ton mark which put them at about the half way mark of the 22,000 tons of beets estimated to be harvested. The Great Western Sugar Refinery must have ap- proximately 4400 tons of beets RAUUeA eae ee nena eeaeenene eae, OPEN : MONDAY For your convenience and service, the following businesses will be open Monday, Oct. 22, Veteran's Day: CIRCLE K BUNKHOUSE BAR COFFEE SHOP KAUL’S CONOCO MATTSON TEXACO BOB'S SUPERETTE» MINT BAR & CAFE TOWNSEND FEEDS COMMERCIAL BAR SCHREINER’S HUSKY STERRETT’S BAR TOWNSEND PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICE STATION TOWNSEND LIQUIDATION POE’S EXXON VALLEY INTERNATIONAL GROVER'S $14,000 Grant For Tutoring Broadwater County High School and District 7 have been granted $14,000 for a project entitled ‘Tutoring Basis Skills.’’ The objective of the program is to strengthen the essential skills needed to improve learning capacities. To be employed in the pro- gram as tutors are Beverly Ohnstad, Joanne Gronneberg, Carol McHenry and Loilla Flynn, To receive the $14,000 mentioned above, the grunt, financed by the Title J Federal Fund must have an application submitted to the State department of Public Instruction stating objections, activities and budget for ap- that it is ready to talk. proval. Carl Sherwood do the loading. | ' School Gets _ Beets Bolster Broadwater Sugar Bowls When the 1973 sugar beet | | per day or 100 cars perday to | keep them operating 24 hours | per day, seven days per week. Sherman says this year will be a February 25. beets are Peter Berg, Gordon Berg, Marion Bucy, Boyd Cazier, Kent Kirksey, Steven Kirksey, Don Marion, Clarence Miller, Richard Miller and Gary Spatzierath. Richard Miller and Kurt Spatzierath. Big Game Opens Here On Sunday The woods will become day, October 21, one-half hour before sunrise, as local hun- ters join other hunters across the state in quest of the ma- jestic buck and bull. Locally there are two hunt- ing areas for elk and deer. District No. 380, de- | Signated by. the Fish and | Game Department as the Ra- dersburg Area, is situated due west of Townsend. In this area elk- hunters must kill antlered bulls only, except for those 150 lucky individ uals who were fortunate e- nough to draw special permits allowing them to take cow elk. Deer hunters may take white- ‘ail or mule deer of either sex in this area. The ‘B’ tag is not valid in this area, Situated due east of Town- send is Hunting District No. 390, designated as the South Big Belts Area. It is also open to both deer and elk hunting. In this area elk hunters must kill antlered bull elk only, as no special per- mits were issues forthe area. Deer hunters may take either white tail-or mule deer of either sex and may take a second deer with a ‘B’ tag. Black bear hunting season is already open in these areas and closes November 25, as does the elk and deer seasons, Non-resident hunters hunt- ing in either of these two hunting districts must be accompanied by a Montana resident, For specific and detailed hunting‘ information persons Junior Junior E. Lewis, prominent | Crow Creek Valley rancher, | passed away early Sunday | morning at the Broadwater | Hospital after a short illness. | Mr. Lewis was born July 13, 1913 in Edina, Missouri’ to Clifford and Mary J. Tully Lewis. Junior received his education in Missouri schools prior to coming to Broadwater County in 1936. He married the former Jean Williams,.in Helena on Dec. 22, 1937, of this marriage three children were born, Mrs. William (Barba Strong of East Helena; s. Gordon (Shirley) Sanderson and son Mike, who are associated in ranching with their father. Junior was an active member for years in different farm organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for F.H.A., was a Farm Bureau member; was presently serving as vice Hunt Extended Portions of Montana now closed to hunting Chukar and Hungarian partridges have been extended through Nov, 25th in numerous counties throughout the state, Locally, these include Broad- water, Meagher, Gallatin and Lewis and Clark Counties, Lewis, Prominent Rancher, Dies Sunday president of the Crow Creek Livestock Grazing Association, and was a 28 year member of the Eagles Lodge in Helena. Survivors include his widow, the three children; his mother, Mary J. Lewis, Edina, Missouri; six brothers, Elbert, Kirksville, Mo., Kenneth and William, -Hurdland, Mo., | Robert, Gibbs, “Mo., Jim,| Oregon,- and Glenn; thrée sisters, Gertrude Songer, Edina, Mary Ruth, Peukart, Memphis, Mo., and Katherine Lewis, Cedar Rapids, lowa; several nieces and nephews and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father and two brothers, George and Donald. Funeral services were conducted in Townsend at the Most Movement Is Now Over Cattle and sheep movement from summer pastures is now over in the moredroughty areas where range feed supplies became low. Range feed. is in short supply in the northwest, northcentral, most of the central, and parts of the-south- west and southcentral districts. Holy Cross Church+ Wed- nesday. Father Beausoleil officiating. Bible vigil at the Connors Mortuary was Tuesday evening. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. , Pallbearers were Dr. Jack | Rea, Three Forks; W. D. (Bill) | Williams, Jack Smith, Kenneth Kitto, Ronald Sanderson and William Booher. : No Fault of State Growers “Higher beef prices are not the fault of Montana ranchers,” says Congressman Dick Shoup. Shoup reports in the October Montana Stockgrower.. He says, ‘‘Many eastern food chain store corporations are pocketing 29 cents per pound more on hamburger and ‘32 cents per pound more on sirloin steak now than in August. “This represents a huge profit to the food chains and has caused many families to go without beef because they | simply cannot afford it. The irony is that the rancher is getting less for his beef, the meat retailer is getting more while our. Montana ranchers get the blame for thé ittgh price of beef.” are asked to obtain a copy of the official hunting orders put out by the State Fish and Game Department which are available at all license sell- ing agents, Hunters are urged to obey all posted signs and to keep all vehicles on designated roads, jet Bid Received For Cleaning Canyon Ferry Bids were opened October 11, 1973, in the Upper Missouri Projects Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Great Falls, Montana for cleaning of the stilling basin at Canyot’ Ferry |Dam near Helena, Montana. | The work, to be performed under Bureau of Reclamation Specifications No. 604C-96, rock fragments from stiffing basin floor and cutting and removing sheet piling immediately downstream of the stilling basin. One bid was received the | bidter and amount bid were: A. H. Powers; Inc. | 5659 40th Avenue West Seattle, Washington 98199 j $84,300.00. | The bid is currently under consideration and final decision | on award will be made at a later | date. afr ma { “138 day campaign,” | which will keep the refinery | | operating constantly through Toston ranchers who grow | Townsend ranchers growing | beets are William Guffey, | Walter Madill, Clarence Miller, | alive with hunters this Sun | UIBRARY: ANA HISTORICAL’ sociRyY frry The Missouri is Home te BROWN-AND RAINBOW TROUT Townsend to Toston Vgl. 76 No. 29 By Riley Johnson Se Bloopers in the field of communications can be monumental, not to mention embarrassing. They have records out on the juicier blunders of the broadcast media. For the print media, there is the “Blooper Of The Month’”’ competition. I submit the following for consideration. CLASSIFIED AD: Jonsered chain saw parts, ‘accessories, files, scaling tapes, chokers for skidding. Toyo steel belted tires. 10-speed bicycles, $79.50. 9 track stereo rapes, $3.90. Mattson Texaco, Townsend. 266-5242. The above ad ran in The Townsend Star. I understand Arvid had some choice answers for those inquiring about the $3.90 specials. That wasn’t the first nor the last booboo the Star will ever make. One week we ran all the previous week's food specials in Lunday’s ad. Bless his soul; Rudy didn’t get mad. We've mis-spelled names, dropped headlines, and put the wrong headlines with the wrong story. And, if I run back through my newspapering career, I recall the time I had the wrong man winning the mayorality race in a Florida city. That was the shortest job I ever held; 37 days, including Sundays. But, enough of my bloopers and on with my blunderings. As promised, I will state my views on a controversial topic already tight school dolar. so ever present e and not a few individuals. To launch a_ full-scale should be, but it costs money. years. this week, Due to time, I will not cover all the subjects outlined last week. But let’s tackle public kindergartens. The proposal to have a nine-month, public kindergarten in Townsend is ridiculous. We have too many shortcomings in our present 12-year program to be adding to the burden of the The arguments for the program include the fact that children are better prepared for the first grade and are more evenly competitive when kindergarten is experienced. This is true. But, so would kindergarten entrants be better Prepared if they would have the experience of nursery school. Are nursery schools next? Some have argued this is comparing apples and oranges. Nonsense! We've had a 100-year tradition in Montana of first: grade being the start of a child’s education. It’s worked, particularly since we don’t have the extreme poverty and complete lack of home and community environment that is in the larger cities- If they need kindergartens, let them have them....and pay for them. Why must first grade be put on such a competitive scale? Let a child unprepared to go forward remain another year in the first grade. We have two first grades (both.paid for) and we could utilize one for the faster students and one for the slower youths. If there is a stigma placed on repeating first grade, it is the older generations that put it there. Perhaps, this would allow slower development of our youth through the elementary years since the first grade would be a training period to some extent: So what! I contend it would not hurt our kids to be coming out of high school’a year older and considerably more mature. What’s the rush? If we. would spend the private funding needed to bring in cable television, thus ETV (Educational Television) there would be a drastically reduced need for kindergartens. “Sesame Street’, ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’’, and other children’s programs have proven themselves to stimulate slower children and step up the faster ones. It is a fact that kids constantly exposed to ETV are ready for first grade mentally. Lacking is the exposure to other children. For this, I feel the six-weeks summer kindergarten isdoing a fine job. A particularly slow child can be spotted in this program and prevented from entering school at all. The community and the schools should jump behind this summer program with more enthusiasm and more money. . Besides, ETV would be a benefit for the entire community, _kindergarten would cost considerable money. Let’s sink this money into our present system. The high school has one motion picture projector. In this day of advanced audio-visual technique, this is short- changing our kids. Our atHfetic programs lack even basic equipment to compete with schools in our same class. We need new and remodeled physical plants. The junior and senior science laboratories are sorely in need of new and modern equipment. The teacher and administrative salaries are going up and will continue in the years ahead. This is as it , Kindergartens are a luxury that a small school system can not afford. Let’s make our present system an outstanding example for 12 years, instead of a mediocre system for 13 includes .cleaning gravel and | the | Any arguments? Pheasant Montana’s’- ringnecked pheasant hunting for 1973 will open and close on the same days as general deer and elk seasons. There are differences noted by hunters, according to Wynn Freeman, administrator fish and game. A public meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 P.M. in the USDA Build- | ing, 111 North Cedar, Town- | send, to discussa‘‘Disaster’’ | designation for Broadwater | County, Program experiences | in adjoining counties will be | covered, Anyone interested | (those against as well as those 1s | for) is welcome and urged to attend, Fair Game ecoseeeeceatacatieiemeneeeneee in hunting hours that should be | = of the game management | # division for the department of | = Disaster Meet | : eledateturananatunenaenscanasaeiapeanasieies ee : SCHOOL MEN TUESDAY Lunchmeat ‘Tater tots’’ Fruit Cookies Bread & butter : WEDNESDAY \> : Beef goulash Green salad Chocolate chip bar Bread & butter Milk THURSDAY Mashed potatoes Tuna sandwich % Carrot & celery stix Frosted cake Fruit Milk Bulletin Board Sponsored by: GAMIBLES & a Don't Forget___.‘Armistice Ball’ October 27th

Townsend Star (Townsend, Mont.), 18 Oct. 1973, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.