The Flathead Courier (Polson, Mont.) 1910-current, July 15, 1937, Image 1

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Mitic flatbtab VOLUME NO. 28. Ails 7.('FfIC State Historical Libras) , X AL WeSAISNA, ellealaNA Or eft ga e.. °11 rAivii • •r_:.11 - NA utter Poison—the Power City, the Commercial, Recreation and Scenic Center of the Garden of the Rockies! POLSON, LAKE COUNTY, MONTANA, JULY 15, 1937. Boat Races Will be Featured With Air Circus, fireworks At a meeting held last night the var- ious committees of the Regatta made their reports, showing that steady pro- gress is being made \all along the front lines\ and that the annual boat races will be just a little better than last year and that a larger number of racing craft will make the competition more keen. Thirty-five or possibly more boats will be entered, according to in- formation already received. It is almost a certainty that one oi the added features in this year's big show will be the Jellison Air Circus, consisting of three planes, which will stage a thrilling exhibition over the waters of the lake, both days of the doings. The fireworks display will in all Mtn - hood be even more elaborate than last Year and will be staged Saturday night at 10:30. The Poecat band will furnish music both days and present plans provide for their appearance down town the Sat- urday night previous to the regatta to assist in advertising the races. Contact has been made with an ex- pert surf rider and definite acceptance Is expected at an early date. Log rolling, diving and other water stunts will be part of the big program. A pit manager will be in charge of the drivers so there will be no long delays betwen races and enuf extra features will be secured so that there wil be no dull and tiresome interludes. The following men are in charge of the committees: Dr. J. L. Richards and Walt Stimson, general chairman and secretary-treas- urer, respectively. W. C. Boettcher, fireworks. Ed Funk, air circus. I. E. White, tickets, etc. Ray Boettcher and \Smitty' Smith. drivers. C. A. Ross, diving, water stunts. Ernest vonEuen, log rolling. Leonard Marsh and \Curley\ Boett- cher, announcements. Ed Pearce, band. Deaths Reported During Past Week Mrs. Villa Wilson Word has been received here telling of the death of Mrs. Villa Wilson, a former Poison resident, who passed away recently at her home in Monroe. Wash., following a brief illness. She was born in Maine and was 78 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mabel McKelvey of Marysville. Wash.; Miss Jude Wilson of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mrs. Hattie Swanson of Min- nesota; one son, Ernest C. Wilson of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Monroe and burial was made there. Mrs. C. R. Graham Funeral services were conducted last Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. C. It. Graham who passed away last Friday morning at the Thornton hospital in Missoula af- ter an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Graham, aged 40 years, was born at Crothersville, Indiana. January 5. 1897. She came to Poison with her par- ents in 1914 and has lived in this com- munity ever since. She and Mr. Gra- ham were married in 1916 to which union three children were born; Harold, 19 years; Mary Jane 11 years and Bet- ty Jo. seven months. Those left to mourn her death are her husband and children, her parents. Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. Mosley, four brothers, two sisters and a host of friends. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery with Rev. W. P. Jinnett officiating. FINDS THIS COUNTRY MORE APPEALING THAN EUROPE Deputy Clerk Navin of the appeliet division of the Supreme Court of New York, and his family, spent Monday here while enroute to Glacier Park. Last year the family spent a three months vacation in Europe but said that they found nothing there that ap- pealed to them as much as this section of the country. Three Men Escape From City Bastile, One is Recaptured With the aid of a piece of pipe which they tore from the plumbing system, three inmates of the city jail made a break for freedom last Sunday night. Their escape was managed by prying away a part of the ceiling. Those who escaped were Anton Kar- serola, charged with drunken driving; Andrew Andrews also arrested for drunken driving, and another man who had been arrested that evening on a vagrancy charge and had not yet been arraigned. The other three inmates of the jail made no effort to escape. The jail break was discovered soon after by W. II Needham and Kasserola was re- arrested and lodge in the county jail auction, stated that dairy cows sold un- for safe keeping. He kited paid his fine usually good and tnat the top animal and was released. brot better than $100. CONTRACTS LET FOR THREE BUS ROUTES; TWO RE -ADVERTISED Contracts for three of the school bus routes were let when members of the school board met last Friday evening. The Turtle lake route contract was re - let to Merrill McAlear, the North Val- ley View route to G. W. Burrows and the route south of the Poison hill to Virgil Gilson. Bids on the Mountain View route were rejected and as there were no bids for the route west of the river it was decided to re -advertise these contracts. Routine matters formed the remain- der of the evening's session. 2nd ANNUAL EASTERN MONTANA PICNIC TO BE HELD SUNDAY The second annual Eastern Montana picnic will be held at the new city park next Sunday, July 18. Last year form- er residents of Nebraska, Iowa and North Dakota met with the group and the committee has extended an invi- tation for delegates from other states to attend • this year's picnic. Those in charge of the affair are Frank Lockwood of Ronan, representing Nobraska; M. L. Dailey of Ronan, representing Iowa; Martin Loge of Poison, representing North Dakota; Mrs. Anna Kemp of Poi- son and F. N. Hammen of Poison. LITENING SERVICE STATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS L. J. Madler of Baker has leased the Glattley property which was formerly operated by DuPere & Sort as a Stand- ard Oil station and has taken the agency for Litening gas, Hancock oils, and 'Yale tires. Mr. Madler has rented a home here and will be joined by his wife and family, who are visiting her parents in St. Paul, at a later date. An announce- ment will be found elsewhere in this is- sue. Sentenced to 1 Year In the Penitentiary For Stabbing Affair James Matt, charged with assault in the first degree, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty when brought up for trial Tuesday in district court, and was sentenced to serve one year in the state penitentiary. Matt was arrested last November fol- lowing at stabbing affray which took place at the Green Hat rdad house. When arraigned he first pleaded not guilty and his Case was continued for He was taken to Deer Lodge yester- day by Sheriff J. L. Taulbee. Hubert Burland who was arrested a few weeks ago on a charge of stealing a truck at Dayton, was arraigned and entered a plea of guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary. The execution of his sentence was suspended during good behavior, the court retaining jurisdic- tion of the case. Due to other matters Judge Ralph Arnold was unable to attend court here and Judge Albest Besancon presided. Other matters heard were: In the matter of the estate of Frank H. Coates, deceased, the matter came on for hearing upon a petition for an order authorizing the sale of certain real estate, and the court after hear- ing the evidence adduced made an or- der authorizing such sale. In the matter of the estate of Al- onza Henry Cheney, deceased. This matter came on for hearing upon the anal acount of the executrix and her petition for distribution. Evidence was introduced and the court approved the account and ordered distribution in ac- cordance with the prayer of the Pe- tition. Sig Johnson as Administrator, etc., vs. L. E. Johnson. The plaintiff's de- murrer to the defendant's answer was set for hearing on July 20th at 10:00 a.m. In the matter of the estate of Honore Dellwo, deceased. Administration of this estate having been completed the Court made an order finally discharging the executor. Court was then adjourned to meet July 20th at 10:00e. in. Local News Notes Mrs. 0. R. Koppang and son Spen- cer of Kalispell are spending a few days here visiting at the home of her brother, S. W. Grinde. Mrs. Fred Lewis of Marysville, Calif., left Monday for Missoula, after spend- ing several days here visiting the S. W. Grindes and other friends. Boiled Down Items For Busy Readers Cars Abandoned Here Two abandoned cars were located in Victim of Hit - Run Driver is Identified NUMBER 15 Drunken Driver is Giver. Fine of $150 -Coming to Poison and 60 Days in Jai land without a permit. D. 0. Palmer, aged 21, who had been making his home with the R. L. }Siren- dahl family on the south lake shore since last January, met his death on the highway near Garrison last Saturday night when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The young man left here about three weeks ago to go to Lewistown to visit his father and was hitch -hiking his way back to Poison when he was killed. The only identification the Powell of- ficers could find on the lad was a driver's license issued m Lake county. They immediately called Sheriff Taul- bee who started a search in this coun- ty for possible relatives or friends. It was learned Monday by the sheriff that young Palmer had been working for the Kirkendahls. The driver of the car which killed him has not yet been located. It is said that the car hit Palmer at a terrific speed. The top of the vic- tims head was torn off. His jaw and some teeth were carried down the high - way 100 feet from where tate body was found and fragmerits of a package of cigarettes which he carried were feat, scattered about 100 feet on the high- way. Local News Notes Mr. and Mrs. Claude Austin of Sp0- kane are visciting here at the win. Tiddy home. Frank Anderson of Whitefish is visit- ing here at the W. J. DuPere home. Mr. Anderson formerly operated the shoe shop now owned by Jack Welch. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Brimm of Great Falls visited friends here the latter part of last week. Mrs. Brimm was formerly Mrs. Chas. Allard. Mrs. Joe Westfall arrived here Tues- day after a month's visit in Duluth. Minn. She was accompanied by Mr parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Angelo who will visit here. Soil Conservation Meeting at Bozeman Ralph Tower returned last Sunday from Bozeman where he representee Lake county at the state soil conserva- tion meeting. The meeting Wa.s held for the purpose of recommending a program of soil conservation for 1938. The recommendations, Mrs. Tower said, will be taken to the Washington. D. C.. conference at which time representa- tives of the western states will meet for the purpose of drawing up a pro- gram to best meet the conditions in the western states.\ This is the first time that the farmers have been asked to participate in such actions and it was considered quite a step forward in putting the farmers more directly in control of the pro- gram. Lake County Court House Happenings $700. The complaint charges Hamby with negligently driving a truck at a high rate of speed into a band of sheep which were being driven along the highway near Browning last May. The plaintiff states that 44 sheep were killed and 10 injured through Hamby's neg- Uence. A second damage action Was filed this week in the clerk of court's office by the Security State Bank against Elmer Scheffler in which they charge the defendant with the unlawful de - tension of an automobile. They ask for the recovery of the car or the pay mint of $600, and $100 damages. • 1 As usual a customary number of met- cfeants made their appearance before W. A. Cross, city police judge, during the past week. The most serious charge on this week's docket was made against Robert Lee who gave his address as North Da- kota. Lee was arrested on a charge of drunken driving and also resisting an officer. He was assessed a fine of $150 and given a 60 day jail sentence. Upon failure to pay the fine he was corn - /flitted to jail to serve out both fine and sentence. Other cases were of a more minor nature. Jack Kelly paid a fine of $5, after being arrested on a charge of drunken - eta and disturbing the peace; Ernie Westfall also paid a fine of $5 after pleading guilty to a drunkeness charge; Henry Fournier paid a fine of $10 for being drunk and distrubing the peace and Edward Henning of Duluth, Minn.. decided that he would rather leave town than serve a jail sentence after being arrested on a vagrancy charge. Commissioners To Reject All Indian Claims for Old Age The county commissioners at their recent session decided to reject all In- dian claims for old age pensions, and County Attorney French will make a test case out of it. AU Indians who have received their patents mon-ward Ihdiansi will par- ticipate under the Welfare program the same as whites, but the commis- sioners feel that it is an injustice for taxpayers to have the double burden of paying all the taxes and in addition contributing to old age pensions, etc., for government Indian wards who are not on the tax rolls. A recent opinion by the attorney gen- eral was to the effect that Indians are entitled to participate in the various kinds of assistance under the Public Welfare act of the State of Montana to the mune extent as other citizens. A bill has been introduced in Con- gress providing that the Secretary of Interior to reimburse the states where there is a large Indian population. However, due to the indefiniteness as to the outcome of the bill, the com- missioners are acting under the advice of the county attorney and have decid- ed to go to the courts to seek an ad- justment they claim will work an un- tinued, they claim would work an un- just and inequitable burden on those who have to pay the entire tax burden of Lake county. Land Transfers Margaret Torseth of Deer Lodge to Chas French, 8-126 interest in the same property. Eugene Vedrine and wife to Arnold 'rrashel, the NE': of the NE':. see. 29 T. 20, R.20, containing 40 acres. Inge Magnussen of Wahpton, N. D.. to A. J. Brower of Poison. 'a interest Damage Actions in the SE's of the NW',, lot 2, sec. 30, C. D. Small has filed a damage suit , T.22. R.19. against Thomas Hamby for the sum of Clarence A. Brown to James Rorvik, the Nix. of lot 3, block 19. original town - site of Poison. Sophia Kinney and husband to Ben Coster of Butte. S interest in lots 1-6, and the SW', of the SE , :, sec. 6, T.23, R.19. Mary P. Madison to Ben 0. Coster. Si interest in the same property. Jerome Moran and wife to Ben Coster is interest and Frank Moran and wife, Si interest to Ben Coster, % interest in the same property. Divorce Action An action has been filed by Clara Elizabeth Carter in which she is asking for a divorce from Oscar C. Carter on a charge of extreme cruelty. The couple was married in Poison in 1935 and have no children. Land Transfers Land transfers filed this week in the office of the clerk and recorder were: Minnie Thorsheim of Ronan to Sylvia Richardson of Ronan, lots 5. 6 block 5. Clairmont addition to Ronan Elizabeth Kinney of oRnan to Tom Jordan of Ronan, 4.08 acres in the SWe : of the NE's. sec. 2, T20, R.20. A. M. Sterling and wife'of Ronan to Alonzo S. Brittenham, lots 14 to 16. per passing a car in which Mr. and block 7, Smeads addition to Ronan Mrs. W. J. DuPere and Frank Ander- Helen Havauran to C. H. Papenfuss son were riding. this section during the past few days and wife, lots 4 to 6, block 3, St. Ig- by the sheriff's force. One bearing natius. Flathead county license plates was left Missoula Trust and Savings Bank and on the road to the dam and the other, Peter J. Verhome and wife of Missoula having Ravalli county licenses was left to William Evans 'of Moiese, the NE 1 4 on the highway east of Poison. Late of the NV', sec. 25, T.19, R.21. yesterday it had not been found out Frank S. Bash of Misoula to J. F. who the owners of the cars were. McAlear of Poison, lots 7 to 12. block 8, Lakeshore addition to Poison. Top Cow Over $100 John W. Finley and wife to Robert The Ray Chapman sale yesterday was L. Johnston, the E'S of the SE , .. sec. attended by over 500 people and prices 3, T.18, R.20. were good. H. S. Hanson, clerk of the John W. Port and wife to Andrew Rudberg of Mankato, Minn., the SES• of the NW' : and the SW': of the NE'/.. sec. 25, T.23, R.21. Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Smith of From - berg and Miss Ethyl Smith of Billings are expected to arrive here this week for several days visit with relatives and friends. Rev. Smith was formerly pas- tor of the Methodist church here. Rolled 300 Feet In Car, Light Injuries Despite the fact that his car rolled nearly 300 feet down a steep grade and was completely demolished Frank Beauvais who resides at the old Du - champ school house east of here, es- caped without serious injury in an ac- cident which took place last Thursday afternoon just north of the state fish hatchery on the east lake shore. Beauvais's car left the grade just at - They witnessed the accident and stopped, and with the aid of the driver of the east shore bus which appeared on the scene a short time after the accident helped to extricate the man from the wreckage. The car had rolled down the embankment and to the waters edge. At first it was believed that Beauvais had been killed and Coroner Dr. John Dimon was summoned. The injured man was then put on the bus and brought to Poison where it was found that he was suffering from shock and numerous cuts and bruises but had sustained no broken bones. 'PERMITEI ty7L'AffunATz FINConvention of Post Archie Curtis, a resident of the sec- tion east of Pablo, was arrested lasC !Monday on a charge of burning forest Curtis pleaded guilty when arraigned before Justice W. R. Hughes and was fined $25 which he paid. He was given a reasonable length of time to put the fire out. As that particular section of land is underlaid by a formation of peat, burn- ing of brush is considered particularly hazardous there. July 25 is Date Set For Farmers Mutual Ins. Co., 4-H Picnic A joint picnic has been arranged for the Lake County Farmers Mutual In- surance company and the 4-H clubs of the county. The date is Sunday, July 25th. The place is the new Poison city park. A speaker is being arranged for who will give a talk on the value of cooper- ation. Farmers and all others who are interested are extended an invitation to prepare a picnic lunch and attend. Free coffee will be served by the com- mittee in charge. The following communication has been received from Max Misfeldt of east lake shore, who is one of the direetors: Officers for Year Approximately 50 postmasters from various sections of the state gathered here yesterday for the opening day of the third annual convention of the Montana Association of Postmasters. The morning was devoted chiefly to registration. The afternoon sessioa opened at one o'clock at the Lincoln auditorium with the president, Harry M. Howard, of Bozeman, presiding. Invocation was given by Father William O'M.aley and the visitors were welcomed to Poison in an address given by Mayor M. M. Marcy. The response for the association was given by Jos. M. Mile, postmaster from Hardin af- ter which announcements and com- mittee appointments were made. Hon. I. A. Smoot, postmaster free,. Salt Lake City who was secheduled to speak was unable to attend and Geo. E. Starr, Seattle postmaster attended in his place. Speakers during the afternoon were Aubrey D. Lawrence, superintendent of the railway mail service of Seattle; Cletus J. Walsh, postmaster at Poly- technic; Frank X. Monaghan, Butte postmaster; Harry Hendricks, Helena postmaster and Meant L. Fagg, post- master at Billings. \We don't live by bread alone. Bo Banquet Given many farmers just work, work, work, Both visitors and local businessmen, and live so to themselves. We all need numbering more than 100 attended a to get together, banquet given last evening at the city \So attend the joint picnic of the hall. Lake County Farmers Mutual Ins. Co. An excellent menu was served by the and the Lake County 4-H clubs on Lutheran Ladies Aid society. Masses or July 25th. flowers and greenery provided and ar- \You will hear a good talk on the ranged by the ladies of the American value of cooperation. Come! Meet your Legion auxiliary and the Poison Civic neighbors and freinds. Free coffee. League transformed the hall into an Bring your cups—t0 the city park, Pol- appropriate setting for the banquet. son on the 25th.\ Dinner music was furnished by a spec - A big announcement ad with further Ial orchestra and two solo selections particulars and other data will appear 'Forgotten You\ and \A Little Bit ot in next week's Courier. In the mean- Honey\ were sung by Mrs. E. 8. Ede, ac - time, mark your calendar. companied by Mrs. A. B. Levisee. The visitors also enjoyed the singing of sev- CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS eral group selections led by Mrs. Ethel Terry. The Civilian Conservation Corps pro- George Farrell, local postmaster, was gram for the first quarter of the fiscal the evening's toastmaster and after the ygar beginning July 1, 1937, provides banquet called upon the first speaker, for the operation of twenty-seven camps Geo. Starr. Seattle postmaster who talk - in the state of Montana, the same num- ed upon organization and its benefits ber in operation at the present time, it to postmasters. He also urged closer was announced today by Robert Pecks- cooperation between the postmasters of ner, director of the civilian conservation the large offices and those of the small. corps. er offices. Of this number , fourteen camps have The next speaker on the program was been assigned to the protection and im- H. E. Lawrence also of Seattle. Mr. provement of national forests, four to Lawrence's talk concerned chiefly the reclamation projects, four to national responsibilities of postmasters and the:r park projects, two to state park pro- leadership in a community. jects and one each to a state forest pro- Following his talk Henry Gerharz, ject, an erosion control project and a Flathead 'project engineer told the via - wildlife conservation project on the Ron of the work which had been done Medicine Lake Wildlife Refuge. on this irrigation project and what they All but two of the camps to be op- planned to do after the installation of crated in Montana this quarter under the pumping plant on the Flathead the three-year extension legislation ap- River. proved by Congress June 24 are now in Snort talks were also made by Fred operation. The conservation work W. Mills, postal inspector of Missoula; which will carry on during the summer Merle Fagg, Billings Postmaster and will follow along the same lines as at Harry Howard. president of the as.soci- present. ation. Forest fire control will continue to be. stressed by forest camps in order to pro -1 Officers Elected test the state's outstanding timber re- i ficers and other business matters were At today's session an election of of - sources. Work this summer will largely : taken care of, consist of the training of CCC fire sup -Those elected as national directors I pression crews, and a continued tinued exten- 'ion of transportation and communi- were Prank X. Monaghan of Butte and cation facilities. Cletus J. Walsh of Polytechnic, Harry Howard of Bozeman was un- ?Ars. Harry Raw , of Missoula animously re-elected president of the spending the week visiting Mrs Marlowe at the Marlowe summer home. late association. Others elected were L. .1. Schwartz arrived here - rece— Tom nti - ; I Joe A.stle of Hardin. first vice president; from Omaha, Neb.. for an indefinite Chas. A. Westphal of Forsythe. second . vice president; Godfrey Johnson of Ro- visit with his daughter, Mrs. E. 8 . . nan, third vice president; Ethel James Ferrell Mr Schwartz is an old time of Broadus, fourth vice president; resident in this section having home-. Mearl L. Fagg of Billings, secretary; steaded many years ago west of Poison. Francis Crawley of Lewistown, treasurer and Geo. Williams of Pryor, sargeant More People Asked 1 Those elected to the executive !at arms. com- mittee were Harry Howard, Joe AAR, to Take Advantage sTnth.NhuetltinjagmoefsLaHu.reB Swimming Classes' Point. George Wright of Havre. W. T. G Clou f d rey of j Wolf /Se 1lCelley of Kalispell. Edna Leonard of Although the --- s — wimming and life I st m pl a i s in L Nu T ere p tle nn rg is of Missoula. and saving classes are progressing rapidly The association was extended invite - and with fair attendance it is not felt by those in charge and the sponsors ! Wins to hold the next year's conven- tion at Wolf Point. Billings or Kans .. that enough of the residents of PoLso n ;pell and the matter was referred to the and Lake county are taking advantage executive committee: of this opportunity to learn these aquatic arts under a thoroughly quell- Plans to attend the national convert - fled instructor, and free of charge, tion in San Francisco and a question The present schedule according to box conducted . by Fred Mills completed the instructor Carl Ross, consists of this afternoons session. childrens' and beginners swimming Tomorrow the visitors will be taken classes, Monday. Wednesdays and Fri- to Hiawatha Lodge on the steamer Si] - days at 10:30 in the morning at the ver City. There is no business sesion county club beach; womens' classes the scheduled for somorrow. the closing same days at 1:30 in the afternoon at day. the country club beach; childrens' ad - classes. also the same days at three .. -INew Warehouse and ad- vanced swimming and life sa•• •- s o'clock in the afternoon at the Poison docks; and young men and women's Shop is Being Built swimming and life saving classes. seven — o'clock in the evening, Mondays, Wed- The Boettcher Hardware has started nesdays and Fridays at the shoe the e rear iof o af theirne new store.warehou Tt s; At the present time there are about and o p a d s e h 30 taking advantage of the beginners classes; 15 in the women's classes; 40 In the childrees' advanced classes and 16 in the young men and womens' classes. interior of the store is to be revised to make use of the space formerly oc- cupied by the shop. The new addition is to be 56 feet long and 50 feet wide, will have a concrete Posters explaining life saving and floor and will be stuccoed on the out - methods of artificial respiration are be- side. It will house the boat works, ing posted on the docks to further the shop, garage and a heating plant. movement and an an added safety It is expected that It will be two or measure, three weeks before it is completed. •

The Flathead Courier (Polson, Mont.), 15 July 1937, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.