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At tne regular meeting of the
u T e °f Eur
eka, Montana held April 1st, 1946,
the town council designated the
week of April 15th t to 20th as clean
♦ U u P * W n ' an< ^ d° hereb y request
* ku u 1 property owners clean all
rubbish from their property, vacant
lots and alleys adjacent to their
Eureka has an ordinance mak
mg it a misdemeanor to permit
property to get in a state that coh
stitutes a public nuisance.
The Town of Eureka will give
a reward of $100.00 for information
leading to the arrest and conviction
of any person guilty of poisoning
dogs within the corporate limits'
of the town of Eureka, Montana.
Tobacco Valley Grange I
Tobacco Valley Grange convened
for its regular meeting March 26th ,
with Master Klinke in the chair.
Balloting on the applications of
Mrs. T. E LaBver Doris Carter
and Harold P. Carter was favorable,
Mrs. R. L. LaByer and Clara Mac
key applied for membership.
Sister Johnson announced that
Sister Roy Brock would be chair
man of the dance supper for March
There will be an organization
meeting for girls between 10 and
20 who are interested in a girls 4-H
club, March 30th at 2 o'clock
the C. Y. O. hall. Grange ladies
are invited to attend a meeting
April 6th to draw up plans for the
kitchen in the new hall.
The Home Economics Committee
is sponsoring a Food Sale and Rum
mage Sale April 20th. Sister John
son reported on the dance supper
for March 23rd. Several patrons
gave excellent household hints.
Brother Mackey reported on the
progress of the hall.
Brother Helms gave the dance
report on March 23rd.
A report on R. E. A. \vas given
by Master Klinke.
The Dramatic Club announced
that an Oscar w^mld be given to the
best actor and actress at the end
of the year. Will we be losing
a couple—Hollywood bound?
Business Agent Erickson is bring
ing some seed grain into the val
The Agriculture Committee is
authorized to appoint a weed Com
missioner to meet with other farm
Patrons were urged to attend the
meeting in Missoula March 28th
where National Master Goss will be
Mary F. Ingram and Jay Robbe
were reported ill. Cards of thanks
were read from Marie Bolen and
Ora Crawford. The grange made
a donation to the Red Cross.
Brother Stevens gave a reading
on an adventure of Paul Bunyon.
"Silver Threads Among the Gold,"
was sung by Ray Frost, Maye Roose,
Elsie and Howard Helms.
Zelmar Moses read an article on
Veteran's Night.
Recreation Leader
conducted a relay race of a hilar
ious nature. Br. Ray Frost and
team seamed to be the final win
The quartet again sang, "Let the
Rest of the World Go By."
The White Elephant sale, auct
ioned by Ray Frost netted the
Grange a tidy sum.
The pillow cases made by Sister
Filiatreau were raffled off. Bro.
A. S. Erickson was the lucky win
ner. The returns from these events
will go into the piano fund.
The monthly birthday table was
decorated in the St. Patricks Day
4-H Home Ec. Club Organizes
The Home Economics Committee
of the Grange, with Jean John
son as chairman, called a meeting,
Saturday March 30, of girls be
tween the ages of 10 and 20 to
organize 4-H Home Economics work.
Enough signed up so there will
be a class in both cooking and sew
ing. The next meeting of both
groups will be April 13th at two
o'clock in the C. Y. O. hall. By that
time, the leaders and assistants will
be definitely decided upon. Offi
cers will be elected at that meet
Any girl between the ages of
10 and 20 who is interested and has
not already signed up for 4-H work
is urged to attend.
Christmas Tree Capital of
the World *
This article was written by Alice
Spencer Cook and I am reprinting
it so that everyone may see our
little town is noted all over the
Eureka, a little town of less than
1,000 inhabitants in northwestern
Montana, is the Christmas tree capi
tal of the world. Last year it ship
ped out a million Christmas trees.
A half-dozen counties in that area
might well be called Christmas
Tree Land for today they supply
four million of the ten million
Christmas trees used in the United
The Montana Christmas tree in
dustry had its origin in 1927 when,
as an expirement, a few thousand
Douglas fir trees were shipped from
the area to outside markets. Their
symmetrical form and aromatic
needle*, which retain their ever
green color and do not shed easily
even in a warm room, found in
stant favor. Gathering momentum
with each succeeding year, the out
put in 1942 had reached 3,000,000.
Despite the war, the industry
managed to hold its o\yn for even
death and destruction can kill the
spirit of Christmas. Forest Ser
vice officials say there is reason to
beliavtv the 194V ■season will break
; all records.
The Yuletide harvest begins the
first part of October and by Decern
! ber 10th the last truckload of trees
is on its way. But long before
i this, orders must be placed, arrange-j
j ments made for cutting areas, cut
i ters solicited, trucks hired for haul- 1
j ing and bank credit established. j
Before the trees leave the for- j
est, they are inspected by a rep- j
resentative of the company buying I
them. Trees from national forests j
roust be certified with red tags to i
show that the cutting did not im
Pair the silvicultural value of the !
forest. I
They are graded as io size and 1
quality as a basis for fixing the |
purchase price after which they are
baled, loaded into trucks and hauled
to the shipping yards where they;from
are shifted to freight cars for their j
journey hither, thither and ;
yo ™; „. . 4 J
. The Chris mas tree industry is of
'^portance to many people besides,
the buyers. There is the rancher
^hû harvests a few hundred trees, |
the timberland owner, the state and
national forest services, both of
which combine sales with thining
Besides wages for local labor,
Penditures incude truck hire, stump
age, office rental and other items.
8 ives employment to railroads,
truckers -and to venders of the
^î 7 s Pite of the millions of trees
wh ich have been shipped out of
this small area, the vast resources
the "Treasure State" have scar-1
ce * y been scratched for national and
sta te foresters have worked togeth-1
e . r to develop techniques and prac
tices which have actually increasedj
production. Under their wise man
agement, Christmas Tree Land will
produce perpetually.
Booster Meeting
The monthly meeting held by the
Boosters was March 20 in the C.
D. Hall.
The meeting was called to order
by President Korn,
Wilfred Johnson Chairman of
the Agriculture Committee repor
ted on two projects (1) testing
Bangs disease and (2) Community;
Fair. '
Winton Weydemeyer, Chairman of
the Recreational Committee repor
ted a meeting of his committee and
gave several recommndations. ■
Jack Stevens introduced Mr. Ken-I
nedy of Seattle a partner of the
milling interests of the Kennedy-j
Stevens Lumber Company.- Mr*
Kennedy expressed his interest in
the work of this club in the com-1
Paul Morrison remarked regard
ing the poisoning of dogs in the
community. Motion was made and
seconded that a committee be ap
pointed to meet with the City Coun
cil and offer assistance in solving
the problem. j
Mr. Baney reported on the sug- j
gestions of the American Legion
regarding a war memorial
gested that a representing group be
selected from all organizations.
Dr. Clark reported on a meeting
with City Council regarding the
Roosevelt Grade School Notes
The first grade are making a
circus parade. Their reading, story
hour, oral expressions and art per
i°ds are being centered around this
activity. -
Jerry and Beryl Stacey have en
tered the 3rd and 4th grades.
The 3rd grade has one of the most
interesting museums of the year,
They also made a number of ex
cellent posters for the current waste
paper drive.
Crocuses and violets were seen
in the primary rooms this week.
Linda and Kent Roose accom
panied their family to Aberdeen,
Wash, last week to visit their grand
The 7th grade health class have
completed several essays on "Why
Everyöne Should Drink Milk" spon
sored by the American Dair y As
sociation of Montana.
Pictures scheduled for April II
are; "Arts and Crafts in Mexico,"
"Pottery Making," "Home on the
Range," "Eskimo Children,"
Red Cross Newsreel.
The meeting was closed in re
gular order.
Birthday Party
A number of friends and neigh
bors surprised Mrs. Tom Boorman
on her birthday Tuesday, March 26.
The honored guest received many
lovely gifts and a delicious lunch
was served.
A "Blessed Event" shower was
given in honor of Mrs. Jess Bolen
at the home of Mrs. John Mikal
son by Mrs. Clifford Johnson, Mrs.
Games and contests were en
Melvin Hansman and Laurene John
joyed throughout the evening and
practical gifts were presented to
Mrs. Bolen.
A delicious lunch of ice cream,
cake and coffee was served by the
A "Blessed Event" shower was
given in honor of Mrs. Bill Benson
at the home of Mrs. Chester Clark,
Wesdneuday March 27. The after
noon was spent in making a scrap
book and having ? name contest
of which Mr. Kjelstrup was the win
ner. Gorgeous bouquets of cut
flowers decorated the mantel and
! tables.
I A dainty lunch of cake and ice
I cream was served.- the nut cups
j were cleverly made, appropriate
for the occasion.
Mrs. Burgess Drake and Mrs. E.
, L. Benscn served tea and were pre
sented with lovely Rose Petal Sach
jets. The ■ honored guest rceived
I many lovely and practical gifts.
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Birthday Party
Carol Schermerhorn of Fortine
celebrated her 5th birthday at the
! home of her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Schermerhorn of Eureka,
Saturday night. All the Schèrmer
horn "Clan" were present and
Carol received many lovely gifts.
Games were played throughout!
the evening, after which ice cream |
and cake were served.
Pete Spurzem of the Kalispell j
Highway Department was a busi
ness visitor in Eureka, Wednesday,
March 27.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howe were
Kalispell visitors on Thursday,
Mrs. Ed Richardson left for Lib
by Wednesday to attend the Royel
Neighbor meeting. She will go
there to Spokane where she
will spend several days with her
S1S ^ > • Mrs- L. Lewis.
irr' .^ uhm 4 iIler and B* 11 w & c
KalispeR visitors one day last week.,
Sheriff Frank Baney was in Eur- ,
eka on business Wednesday.
The Royal Neighbor sewing circle
met at the home of Mrs, Chet Fluid ■
with Mrs. Jacob Erie assisting hos
jtess. Friday, March 29. After the
meeting a delicious lunch
served by the hostess.
j Mrs. Jessie Knight spent Monday
|°f last week in Kalispell.
I Dale Edwards of the Kalispell
! Highway Department was in Eur
| eka on business Wednesday,
j A new store opened March 26
! in the Masonic building. Mr. Me
Faddin sells both meat and groc
ories in this modern up-to-date
! store.
Mrs. Norman Korn returned from
a visit with her parents in Ana
conda Wednesday March 27.
Mrs. Jacob Erie and daughter
! Ardis accompanied Mrs. Erie's*
,father, P. J. Jacobson, to New Port,!
Wash., where Mr. Jacobson will
visit his son Francis.
Mrs. Maude Brown and son of
Whitefish visited at the home of j
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Pike Tuesday
°f last week,
Bobby Shenefelt of Kalispell visi
I ted at the home of his grandparents
! Mr. and Mrs. Frances Shenefelt-over
forjfbe week-end.
Russell Anderson and family of
Kalispell and Mrs. Robert Deseve
and daughter Sandra of Spokane
j visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Anderson,
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Zook
Kalispell visitors Saturday,
there they motored down to Mr.
and Mrs. George Zook's on the
East Shore of Flathead Lake and)
spent Saturday night and Sunday, j
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stevens spent !
Saturday in Kalispell.
Tom Price was
business Monday,
Mrs. Norman Korn held a recital j
at her home Saturday, March 23.
Vera Humphrey visited Etta Roo
of Roosville over the weekend,
Fred Rock drove to Rollins Sat
urday, returning Sunday with Mrs.
Rock who had been visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Weldon
From *
in Kalispell on j
Past two weeks,
companied by their small grandson, I
Bobby. '=■
A dance was given Saturday nite j
at Grassmere, Canada.
Bill Buhmiller and Dale Broder
ick went to Kalispell to visit Bob!
Dick Ingram is home with his 1
They were ac
discharge after spending
months in the U. S. Army.
Mrs. Jack Alvana returned Sun
day night from a weeks visit with I
her parents in Malta.
Mr. and Mrs. Claire Martin and
children of Kalispell visited at the
home of Mrs. Martin's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pete Anderson over the
Word has been received in Eureka I
of the serious illness of Gale McKain I
of Helena. Mr. McKain made his
home in Eureka for many years, j
Mr. and Mrs. Aldus Mackey
visiting Mrs. Mackey's parents, Mr. I
and Mrs. E. L. Smith at Kalispell.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Clark and
family were guests to a steak din-1
ner Thursday night at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Scott, after
which the Clark family enjoyed I
Seeing many Souvenirs sent to the i
Scott family from
Patrolman Baker and family of
Kalispell visited at the home of|
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stevens Sunday,
March 24.
Melvin Hansman spent the past
week in Tacoma.
Dale Broderick who has received
his discharge from the Navy arrived
home Friday, March 29 to visit his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Brod
Billie and Willie Stevens, twins,
celebrated their eighth birthdays
Thursday, March 28.
Word has been received here that
Marshal Murray of Kalispell fell
down a flight of stairs in one of
the hotels and suffered a fractured
right wrist and bruises. He was
taken to the Kalispell hospital for
treatment. Mr. Murray was a resi
dent of Eureka for several years.
Mrs. E. Erickson was a Kalispell
vistor on Saturday and she was ac
companied by Mrs. Bill Davis, Miss
Betty Newlon, and Mrs. M. Hickey.
Continued on page nine
Eureka, Mont
C. A. CLARK, M. D.
j * t
fy r Christ" meetings at Full Gospel
{Church (Assemblies of God).
Rev. and Mrs. Tangmo have pas
lored in St Paul for seven vears
and h recent ly been encased in
y;m gclistic meetings throuehoït the
rf S ^ * the
R ev q W Obon oasmr^Fm
k cx tends a rordlaî fnîitation to
alJ to'attend th^so snecml
be auena ineso special
-wir g list and Mrs. Harold Tang
n.mg to Eureka for "Crusade
services :
conducted nightly, except
Benevolent feeling ennobles the
most trifling actions.
{Monday, at 7.45 p. m.
j Special music; Chorus
.solos, duets,
will be enjoyed at
every service.
Come and enjoy these sincere,
fundamental truths from God's
Word. ,
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