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School News The Senior class-night program was held in the high school audi torium Tuesday evening. The class poem, written by all members of the class, was read by Alberta Watt; the History, written by Myrta Carr, was read by Yvonne Hamel; the class prophecy, written by Myrta ■Carr, was read by Bill Pattie, and the class will, written by Glenna Taylor and Cletus Smith, was read by Cletus Smith. Athletic awards for basketball and track were pre sented to members of the junior high teams by Mr. Jensen and a wards for basketball and baseball were presented to the high school letter winners by Mr. Rife. Supt. Ivan Hodges presented the ■ Read er's Digest award to Richard Sie benforcher, valedictorian of the class. He also presented awards for perfect attendance to students in grades five to twelve who had not been absent or tardy during the school year. Twenty-two. .Jujgh school boys were dismissed from classes Monday afternoon and ; Tuesday to assist with building dikes to hold the flood waters' of the Kootenai back from residences along the river. Voters of School District No. 1 will go to the polls Saturday to vote on the question of a 25 mill levy. The polls will be open from one to seven p. m. The money to be raised by the special levy is needed to maintain the teacher sal ary schedule and for operation and maintenance of the school plant. Chief items increasing the cost of building maintenance include plans for re-coating the roofs of the build ing with an asphalt preparation and installing a new and larger stoker which will make it possible to heat both the main building and the gym at the same time. To be eligible to vote on the levy the voter must have been a resi dent of the state for one year and of the school district for thirty days and his name' must be included on the completed tax roll for county and school district taxes. Girl Scouts The meeting was held May 21 when both patrols met. The sched uled hike for May 22 was cancelled because of rain. At this hike all girls were to learn the use of the jack-knife. A new law was passed that no one was to miss more than two meetings without a good reason.— Scribe, Donna Pattie. Fire Destroys Home The Teheran Ayers home was destroyed by fire last week. Dur ing the early morning a chimney fire started but was not apparent ly doing any damage. Late in the afternoon Mrs. Ayers noticed that there .was smoke. She called her neighbors and in a short time enough were present to most of the furnishings but the house was a total loss. remove Fishing Sunday morning dawned with rain copiously falling. TTiis enough to dampen the ' spirits well as the person of the most ardent follower of Issac Walton. To the adult fisherman in the Troy area this did not mean so much anyway for due to the heavy rains on the preceding days the streams were not in a state to be fished. That left only lakes and contin uously all day Saturday there reports that this lake or that lake was inaccessible because of washed out bridges or water over roads. Kilbrennan Lake where it has been the custom for anglers to camp the night before to be ready at crack of dawn was out of the ques tion. was were Many of the most enthusiastic fishermen contented themselved by giving a few lessons to their off spring in the art of casting. Here is a different story. As eight o'clock drew near the benign clouds rolled back half way up the moun tainside, and loweringly watched the excited boys and girls assemble at the Kids Pond which had been generously stocked with nice sized fish by the Rod and Gun Club of Troy. When the starter's whistle blew nearly a hundred lines splashed in the water simultaneously and in just a brief moment Teddy Cobble dick landed the first fish and the contest was on. Prizes were of fered by the business houses of the town as well as by some private citizens. The judges stand was a busy table for the first fish required that the . fisherman register to *be eligible for a prize. Also fish were weigh ed and measured and that data care fully recorded. Buddy Basham was so excited when he learned he had the big gest fish to date (there was a .22 rifle prize on this one) that when he went back to better his record he leaned over too far and with big splash landed head first in the pond. He was promptly rescued and wrapped in a blanket and con tinued for it was rumored that there were still bigger fish in that pond, and he "sure wanted that gun." The Troy Rod and Gun Club are grateful to the following firms and individuals who made this event possible; Home Bar, Vet's Bar, Ken sler's Market, Kusner Electric, Koo tenai Chalet, K. V. Grange, Pete's Service, Florence Nelson, Service Barber Shop, Marie Nelson, Mike Makin. Joe Poggi, Makin's Service, Highway Inn, Warren Wallace, Coff- i man Motors, Montana Light and Power, Paddy's Place, Don Eckoff, j Troy Trading Company, Troy Drug, Blue Lantern, Higgins Bros., Lin coln Theatre, Maple Service, Joe Siebenforcher, and Libby Hatchery. Following are the prize winners: Largest Fish, 1st .22 Rifle, Buddy Basham; 2nd Steel Rod, Don Bash am; 3rd Fish Basket, Dale Vinson; 4th Fish Creel, Don Gilchrist. Nicest Catch: 1st Bamboo Rod, Forest Meyers; 2nd Fly Book and Flies, Gary Hurd; 3rd Reel, Frank Meyers; 4th Envelope of Tackle, Bill Basham. First boy to catch a fish: 1st Reel, Teddy Cobbledick; 2nd Fish Line, Bill Ellis; 3rd Envelope of Tackle, Mike Makin. First girl to catch a fish: 1st Cam era. Loretta Bollman; 2nd Purse and Comb, Marie Baeth; 3rd Candy Bars and Show ticket, Edna Sales.' Youngest boy to catch a fish; 1st Tackle Bdx, Billie Hubbard. Youngest girl to catch a fish: 1st Darlene Jensen, age 23 months; consolation, Marquis Sieford. Takima Club Takima Club met at the home of Mrs. Virgil Koistenen with Mrs. Bert Winslow co-hostess. At the business meeting the presi dent complemented Mrs. Roth on the lovely Mother's Day tea she managed. Plans were made for the annual spring picnic to be held at the Tallacum Ranch. Dues are due. Lunch consisting of a spring salad, with assorted crackers, and coffee was served. The Flood Saturday residents along the Koo tenai began to be apprehensive a bout the rapid rise of the river but as the rains continued and the river rose higher and higher the neople began to get their things in order to move. First in the danger zone was the Clyde Fauley home and gardens. On Monday he moved his chinchillas and furniture and with the water lapping at the back door they decided to move. Mahlon Drury was among the first to go to higher ground. The Gene Carr residence which they left ear lier is surrounded by water with a swift current. Budd Carr who recently moved his house never took it off the skids but moved again. Army engineers from Bonner's Ferry came in and run a survey line. It was their suggestion that dike be raised from the Blanchard residence to the river to hold the flow of water above there. proved to be out of the question when the owners of the ground that would necessarily have to supply the earth refused to allow dozers to work on their property. However a small dike was built with sand bags which until Tuesday noon was holding the water. Before this is printed it will be sadly out of date for the picture on the water front changes with the hour. Several of the men from town and those directly affected by the water are working with the assist ance of the high school boys to maintain a sand bag wall along the river bank from the Tubbs home down to the Slee place where there is so much water that Mr. Slee is using a boat to get from building to building. The Drury pole yard has a sheet of water extending over two thirds of it. fins is coming in from the Kootenai along the low bank. The damage to property todate is slight except in the cases of the Fauley home and greenhouse, and the Gene Carr residence but it is J. T. BRINDLEY Democratic Candidate for / COUNTY COMMISSIONER Lincoln County, Montana Economy, Good Roads, Business Administration (Circulated and paid for by J. T. Brindley) HOTPOINT APPLIANCES MONTANA LIGHT & POWER COMPANY TROY, MONTANA " y»ut Pxoyteiiive Electrical Eetvîce" Keep Montana Resources For Montana Industry difficult to tell what may re«ult from the beaming sun of today. (Tuesday). Acting on the advice of the en gineers Officer Makin advised all persons along the street known as Riverside to evacuate. Many have sent the larger articles of furniture but are remaining till thev see they must leave. For some time we have deplored the scarcity of hous ing in Troy but all who have been compelled to move have found a place to live. Monday evening Commissioner Hoisington closed the old bridge across the Kootenai. Should ious damage occur to this bridge it would gravely affect the town's water supply, water commissioner Harry Ford states. He also said that the O'Brien Creek dam ser still there and the gates had been opened and all precautions possisble taken to guard against any diffi culty there. In the Leonia district we are informed that several homes have been rendered such that the owners have had to leave. The Gilchrist store has moved * but too late to save all their goods. Here the approach to the bridge across the Kootenai has been tially washed away. Reports keep coming in that more water is coming. We can only wait and hope for the best. At the Koo tenai Chalet the occupants stand ready to move at any time. par Here and There Mr. and Mrs. Archie Pattie who have been in Spokane for the past while experienced great difficulty in getting home Monday. They sort of hitch hiked, but made it in time for Class nite, Tuesday. Visiting Mrs. Young are a son-in law, two daughters and granddaugh ter. Mrs. Jessie Green. Azuza, Calif., Mrs, Jessie Green of Azusa, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Green and daughter of Reno, Nev. Both en lived at one time in Troy. They expect to leave the last of the week and will go via Mullan, Ida., where they have relatives. Frank Divis is spending a couple of weeks with relatives in Iowa and is at present visiting in Omaha, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Zimmerman attended the graduation exercises at Libby on Tuesday evening when their granddaughter Joan Zimmer man graduated from the eighth grade. Mrs. Fred Niedman arrived home with her mother last week. She expects to remain for the summer while her husband is stationed near Shelby. Mrs. Tom Smith who were strand ed in Spokane due to traveling con ditions, chartered a plane to Troy. Mrs. Robert Russell few into Spo kane Tuesday. worn of 5c a meeting. They also de cided !?, s , e11 , C ° ke at the next Pine Fisher River News (Too late for last week) Tamarack 4-H Club The Tamarack 4-H club was held at Harry Waylett's May 14. All members were present and two new members. Ann and Billie Schnieder joined. The club decided to pay dues Tree Club dance. Hubert Beebe gave an interest ing talk about the 4-H work. Mrs. Miller played the piano for sing ing. Plans for making a head-ker chief were talked over by the girls with their advisor Mrs. Shelley. The boys are beginning work on their 8 ald ens. After the meeting, games were played until lunch was served. Af ter a very delicious lunch more games were played. Leanne Kenel ty will entertain the next meeting at her home, May 28. Leanne Ken elty, Reporter. j NATIONAL FOREST BOARD I OF REVIEW NAMED ' Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson has announced the establishment of a National Forest Board of Review composed private citizens to advise his office in the solution of problems arising in connection with use by the public of the national forests and other land under the administration and control of the Forest Service. The Board also will be called up on to advise on the disposition of appeals to the Secretary by forest users, such for example as the live stock interests which run cattle and sheep on national forest ranges in the western states, from decisions by the Chief of the Forest Service affecting their operations. Secretary Anderson announced he had appointed as members of the Board Dr. Jonathan Forman of Columbus, Ohio; Prof. Gilmour B. MacDonald, head of the Depart ment of Forestry, Iowa State Col lege, Ames, Iowa; and Dr. Roland Roger Renne, President of Montana State College, Bozeman, Montana; and that all three had accepted. The advisory group is appointed by the Secretary on the basis of personal competence and not as the representatives of any group or or ganization interested in the use of national forest land. Members must have no financial interest in the use of this land. The Board will meet at the call of the Secretary and will be paid salary or per diem allowances for actual time served. The establishment of the National Forest Board of Review to advise the Secretary will not interfere with the functioning of hundreds of local grazing advisory boards now operating on ranger districts and forests in the western states. 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