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Sixteen Pages
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Pages 8 and 14
THURSDAY, JAN. 6. 1955
Jet Plane Alerts Sidney To Begin
Mardi Of Dimes Against Polio
At 2:30 Tuesday afternoon a
jet plane from the Great Falls
Air Base zoomed over Sidney to
announce the March of Dimes
campaign for funds, January 3-31.
Every town in the state
ered and polio officials emphasized
that the plane's flight was part
of routine jet flight training and
involves no extra cost to the Air
Willing volunteers have already
been pushing the huge campaign.
More than 2,000 contribution
velopes are prepared and involve
the following groups; The Mon
tana - Dakota Utilities and Low
er Yellowstone REA provided
mailing lists; the Ladies' Guild
of the Congregational church ad
dressed the envelopes and the 7th
grade Girl Scout troop, led by
Mrs. Mel Yarlott, stuffed the
These people are all giving of
their time to make a fight against
infantile paralysis; let's join with
our dimes and dollars to make
this the best March of Dimes in
Richland County's history. Of all
funds raised, one-half will re
main here in Richland county for
treatment and care of cases devel
oping here.
was cov
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Ever wonder how we compare
svith the rest of Montana and with
the nation in our giving to fight
polio? Look at the figures of the
last two years A Of the 56 counties
in Montana participating in the
drive in 1953, Richland county
gave only $1,982.16 of the total
$223,861.26 raised by the entire
state. This amount is .8% of that
total, not even 1%.
1954 saw a decided increase in
funds from our county. The total
raised was $3,363.18, but still we
rated 47th among the 56 counties!
Lewistown lagers Here Friday;
Sidney Eagles Fifth In Big 16
With the start of another year
under »way the Sidney Eagles re
sume conference play this week
end when they entertain the Fer
gus county Eagles from Lewis
town Friday night.
In the preliminary starting at
7:00 the high-flying Culbertson
Class C team plays the Sidney B
squad. Culbertson is currently
rated the best in their district.
The locals with a won two lost
one record are holding down 5th
place in Big 16 standings. They
hold victories over Havre and
Glendive while losing to Glasgow.
Lewistown with an 0-5 record
are riding the bottom in the
league. They have been defeated
twice by Glasgow and once by
Little is known about this cen
tral Montana five. They employ
a pressing defense most of the
way and boast of an outstanding
scorer in forward Lorren Henry.
Henry against some tough op
ponents has been averaging over
20 points a game.
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Sidney resumed practice this
week after a four day lay-off
following the Christmas tourna
ment in Williston.
In this affau- the Eagles lost
their chance to repeat as cham
pions as Minot downed them 50
to 43. Williston was a first round
victim of Sidney as the locals
won a thriller 63-60 in overtime.
Minot easily defeated Glendive
in their opening round 49-41.
Glen dive won consolation hon
ors handing Williston a 53-40
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For the current season Sidney
has five victories, against four
defeats. These include a 3-3 rec
ord against non - conference op
Turning to a statistical viewpoint
of the games, Sidney holds the
unusual advantage of outscoring
all their opponents in field goals
>-with the exception of one. Only
Minot scored more two-pointers
and then only by one, 19-18. Even
in the Glasgow game which Sid
ney lost 59 to 46 they had one
more basket.
School Begins
Milk Program
Serving of milk began Mon
day, January 3, in the elementary
school as part of a national milk
consumption program, according
to James Weitz, principal.
Approximately 340 (better than
half) of the students elected to
drink milk during the morning re
cess. The milk is distributed in
one-half pint cartons. Two cents
is paid by the student and three
cents by the federal government.
- - Sidney Cleaners & Laundry
Taking an all-over look, the
tistics per capita were:
Custer county-Miles City — $.87;
Dawson County-Glendive
McCone County-Circle
Roosevelt County - Wolf Point
$.56; Richland County - Sidney
The facts are obvious. Richland
county giving per person is lower
than the state and lower than all
surrounding counties, AND YET
cases have occurred in the county
in 1954, how many in 1955? We
can keep the danger down and aid
those stricken by giving for polio
care and research. Perhaps 1955
will be the year of decision in
preventing the disease with the
Salk vaccine. Be a part of this
precious dream and give to make
it a reality! Let's put Richland
county on top, and get off the bot
People's Church
Annual Meeting
This Sunday
The People's Congregational
church will hold its 47th annual
meeting Sunday evening, Jan. 9,
beginning with a covered dish din
ner at 6 o'clock, Peter Tofte, coun
cil chairman, has announced. The
actual meeting will begin about
6:45 and is usually through by
8 o'clock.
Dr. Gordon Beagle will show
movies and sound films to the
youngsters at the time of the
meeting. The various reports of all
the committees of the church will
be mimeographed and handed out
at that time. Friends and members
are invited to come.
Srft'e locals in avypg|paff '54.6
points to theif itppôné:*;»' 52.6
have dumped in an average of 20.9
to their opponents 17.6 field goals.
In free throws made Sidney has
a 12.7 average compared to 17.4
for their opposition.
Percentage-wise on free throws
Sidney is shooting 54% on 114
made out of 213 attempts. Their
opponents have made 157 out of
279 tries for 57%.
In individual scoring only one
Sidney player is averaging in the
double figures. Frank Sherman
has a 14.7 average from 132
Other high scorers are David
Johansen 72, Virgil Hundtoft 67,
Chuck Frost 64, Tom Quilling 54
and Jerry Smith 53.
♦ ♦ ♦
1954 - 55 RESULTS
Sidney 71 — Dickinson 54
Sidney 61
Bismarck 51 -— Sidney 45
St. Mary's 55 — Sidney 53
Sidney 56
Glasgow 59 — Sidney 46
Sidney 53 — Glendive 50
Sidney 63 — Williston 60
Minot 50 — Sidney 43
January 7 — Lewistown
January 15
January 21 — Billings Here
January 22 — St. Mary's Here
January 28
Feb. 4 — Glendive There
Feb. 11 — Glasgow Here
Feb. 12 — Havre Here
Feb. 15 — Mies City There
Feb. 19 — Dickinson There
Feb. 25 — Miles City Here
Williston 55
Havre 39
Williston There
Lewistown there
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Sidney, Montana, county seat of Richland county is a progressive city of over 5,000. It
is located in the center of the model 60,000 acre Lower Yellowstone irrigation project,
one of the most fertile valleys in the West. Few cities have experienced such a round
and steady growth since Sidney was incorporated in only 1911. There is a sound
economy, basically agriculture, but sufficiently diversified to render it virtually de
pression proof. Now, with oil found in the immediate Sidney area and geographically
located in the center of the Williston Basin a rapid growth seems assured. Marketing,
raising and feeding of livestock, may be considered one of the area's main industries.
For years, 55 to 65% of the lambs fed in Montana, have been located in the Lower
Yellowstone project. This means a total of 125,000 to 200,000 each year. The Sidney
area is one of the slate's largest beet growing areas, has a large Holly Sugar feed
manufacturing plant, is surrounded by a good wheat-stock raising area of Northeastern
Montana and Northwestern North Dakota. The Yellowstone Livestock Commission
Company is one of the finest and largest cattle markets in the West. The Sidney area
is served by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads, several bus lines
and Frontier Airlines. Sidney is a heavy shipping point. A primary trade area of
25.000 people and a secondary of over 50,000 people is served by the Eastern Montana
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. , A nationwide Christmas activity of the Loyal Order of Moose
Lodges brought active response from members of the Sidney Lodge No. 856. Shown in the photo
packaging over 300 donated gifts are left to right; Trustee, William Lowery; secretary. Art Anion
son; governor, O. L. Anderson, and Jr. governor, Phil Roberts. The toys were distributed to de
servmg children in all areas of Richland County. (Photo courtesy Osborn Studio Sidney
Roger L Peterson
FonndBead Today
Roger L. Peterson, traveling
freight agent for the Great
Northern Railroad, was found
dead in his room at Chad's
apartments late this afternoon.
Mr. Peterson was last seen when
he bowled Monday night at the
Sidney Bowling Centre. Inves
tigation was made when it was
learned that his car had been
standing near a filling station
since the first of the week and,
he had not been seen.
He is survived by his wife
and several married children.
Mr. Peterson came to Sidney
2 years ago to fill the position
made vacant by the transfer of
the late Carl Lundhagen from
Sidney to Great Falls. His wife
has continued to make her home
in Vancouver, Wn., for health
reasons and Mr. Peterson re
cently returned from a holiday
visit there.
Father "John"
Assigned. To
Hilger Parish
Fr. "John" Haïigowski, assistant
priest in St. Philomena's Catho
lic church parish for 4years
since June 15, 1950, has been
assigned as parish priest to St.
Victor's church at Hilger, Mont.,
and left two weeks ago to assume
that pastorate. He is replaced here
by Father Michael O'Donohue,
who comes from St. Vincent's
church at Hilger in an exchange
Fr. John was a prisoner of
war in Germany, arrested on the
invasion of Poland, his native
country, where he was a Chaplain
with tbs rank of captain, with the
defending forces, by the Germans
in 1940. He was in three prisoner
of wax camps during the time un
til his release on April 29, 1945,
when Patton's
through Germany and down into
Italy released from internment
camps in its path all prisoners of
war. Fr. John came directly to
Montana and Sidney from Poland
in 1950.
Many well wishers attended a
farewell party at St. Philomena
school Sunday, December 19, in
his honor. He drove to Hilger
where he has four missions to
army sweeping
Rev. and Mrs. Telford Swanson
of Richey, where he is pastor of
the Christian and Missionary Al
liance church, were visitors in
Sidney today.
Baby Moose
Blood Mobile
Here Jan. 12
The new "Baby Moose" blood
mobile is scheduled for Sidney
Wednesday, January 12 from 3
to 7 p. m. at the Moose hall. The
quota is 36 pints.
This is a small unit that has
just been put into operation and
is accompanied by one nurse. This
will be its first visit to Sidney.
By Eastern Mantana Div.
Experiment Station
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Carl Johnson Heads Sidney Kiwanis
For '55; ikelson Is State Dist Gov.
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Left to right
- Dean Beck, immediate past president; Rex Smel
ser, vice president-elect; Carl Johnson, president-elect; Harry
Mikelson, district governor; Carl Brattin, first president of Sidney
Kiwanis and past district governor, and Hurly Carey, secretary
and treasurer.
The officers of the Sidney Ki
wanis club for 1955 were installed
at a very fine ceremony at the
Dec. 30 noon luncheon meeting in
the Lalonde hotel banquet room.
Keith Krebsbach, member of the
program committee, was master
of ceremonies.
First to be installed into his new
office was District Governor Har
ry Mikelson. For this job Krebs
The above picture and story, prepared and submitted by Secretary Dan Price of
Ibe Sidney Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the last issue of the magazine,
"Agriculture" published and distributed by the Agriculture department of the Great
Northern Railway. The panel on the left shows a bunch of cattle being driven from
a ranch in the area to the Yellowstone Livestock Commission yards for the weekly
cattle sale, and the panel on the right shows the Holly sugar factory in the back
ground with the huge concrete sugar storage tanks to the left of the smokestack, and
in the foreground the Yellowstone Livestock Commission Company's stockyards filled
with lambs. The center panel shows Sidney's main thoroughfare. Central avenue, and
j the thriving business scene it presents.

and Western North Dakota shopping center, Sidney. The city is on the move with an
$8,000.000 building program completed in the last five years. Community facilities are
excellent with modern recreation plants and business establishments comparable to
cities of 15,000 to 20,000 in population. Agriculture may well be classed as the back
bone of this progressive, modern city,
1er Tour and
net Now On
The 24th annual Feeder Day
and Banquet started this morning
with a record registration and a
large group making the tour to
valley cattle and lamb feedlots.
The afternoon program at the Yel
lowstone Livestock Yards has also
drawn a packed house to hear an
outstanding panel featuring top
men in the feeding industry.
The big fun banquet opens at
6:30 p. m. at the Lalonde hotel
with over 300 expected. An hour's
entertainment program will be
the banquet feature. The social
session is set from 5 to 6 p. m. at
the Moose hall. A complete report
of the event will be given in next
week's issue of The Herald.
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bach picked no other than a
former governor of the Montana
District, Carl L. Brattin who ex
pressed keen delight in the op
portunity and reminisced for a
moment of the time when he too
once stood in Harry's shoes.
Asking Harry to stand for the
ceremony, he turned to the club
and expressed the conviction that
1er General ûitkie Speaker
For Annual C of C Meeting Jan. 13
The annual meeting of the Sid
ney Chamber of Commerce will
feature as guest speaker, Briga
dier General James O. Guthrie,
commander of the 29th Air De
fense Command, headquarters at
Great Falls. The evening banquet
is set for 6:30 p. m., Thursday,
January 13, and a fast moving,
program is assured. The general
and other air force personnel are
expected to arrive here by Army
plane Thursday.
General Guthrie will present a
most interesting talk on Air De
fense because of his position
Air Defense Commander for the
five states of Montana, North Da
kota, South Dakota, Wyoming and
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From this five-state
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General J. O. Guthrie
Speaker Annual Meeting
Chamber of Commerce •
area, eight radar squadrons and
eight ground observer filter cen
ters pour in their information to
General Guthrie's headquarters at
Great Falls. The 24-hour vigil
kept by the 29th Air Defense Com
mand, gives protection from pos
sible air attack from the North.
General Guthrie's command was
most cooperative this past year
in sending Jet aircraft to Sidney
for the Frontier celebration and
tije Kivvanis Kid day.
* * *
A capacity crowd of about 300
is expected to attend the 6:30 p.
m. banquet. A streamlined pro
gram is set, according to retiring
President Paul Cresap. The fast
moving program following the
banquet will include introduction
of visitors, musical entertainment,
short remarks from retiring Pres
ident Paul Cresap and President
Elect E. E. Edmondson. General
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Paul Cresap
Retiring President Sidney
Chamber of Commerce
Twenty Chamber members will
canvass downtown business areas
| Monday and Tuesday prior to the
Guthrie's talk will conclude the
annual meeting program. The
Chamber's annual report, a unique
airline ticket idea, has been mail
ed this week.
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banquet. Those not contacted are
asked to make reservations by
phoning the Chamber of Com
merce office (196-W) or by pur
chasing tickets at Lalonde hotel.
A sell-out is anticipated and
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E. E. Edmondson
President Chamber for
Ensuing Year 1955
Chamber members and prospective
members are urged to buy tickets
early. A good number of visitors
are expected from surrounding
towns, such as, eight from Froid
and six from Culbertson, who
have made reservations.
♦ * *
(Following is a biographical
sketch of Brigadier General James
O. Guthrie):
Brig. General James O. Guthrie
is commander of the 29th Air
Defense Command at Great Falls.
This command is personally re
sponsible for protecting five states
from enemy air attack. Eight ra
dar squadrons and eight filter
centers are included in the com
mand. The general is a native of
Minnesota and has had a varied
active military career.
He enlisted in the U. S. Army
Jan. 10, 1930 for Air Cadet Train
ing and received his wings Oct.
10, 1931. After a short period in
Guthrie was recalled as a flight
commander in 1935 and served in
Florida. In March of 1944 he
assigned as chief of staff of a
fighter command with the 5th
Air Force in New Guinea and
was commanding officer of the
86th Fighter Wing in the Philip
pines. Following the war, the gen
eral was stationed in Florida, Ala
bama and then on Sept. 8, 1953,
he was assigned as commander of
the 29th Air Division. He is mar
ried to the former Miss Jane
Byrne of Bismarck, N. D,, and
they have four children.
The general was appointed to
the rank of captain in 1940, major
in Feb. 1942, Lt. Col., March 1,
1942, colonel, August 16, 1943 and
Brig. General October 13, 1952.
inactive reserve.
Chamber Banquet
Tickets On Sale
Banquet tickets will be sold
Monday and Tuesday by twenty
one Chamber members for the
annual meeting banquet, Thurs
day, January 13, 6:30 p. m, at the
Lalonde hotel. Air Defense Com
mander, Brig. General James O.
Guthrie is the principal speaker
and a large turnout is expected.
Those missed in the down-town
ticket sale are urged to make res
ervations early by calling the
Chamber of Commerce office
(196-W), by purchasing tickets
from the Lalonde or from one of
the following ticket sellers:
Yellowstone Merc, area—Otis
Fend and Kenneth McDonald;
Richland Bank area—Gus Fjel
stad, Eugene Will; Lalonde Hotel
area—W. A. Turner, Wm. Buch
holz; Sidney Bank south — Chet
Woodfill, Larry Jambor; Sidney
Bank east — Ralph Criger, N. N.
Lund; Eagle Cafe north — Dave
Choate, John Meschke; REA area
—Dan DeSha w, Wm. Redgren;
Eagle Cafe east — Guy Severson,
Homer Gorder; East Depot St. —
Ted Jensen, Pat DeVoir; Whitaker
and scattered areas — Ed Tho- Î
gerson, Paul Hurd, Ray Gerber. '
Following is closing time at the •
Sidney post office for air mail east
and west:
Air mail east bound closes at
3:00 p. m.
Air mail west bound closes at
3:30 p. m.

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