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. i 4 .♦ •¥ n *: &m. mM m f t- '■ ,* ■ *V • ' aL* ;• Sii* rr^ pk ■ ■ - --•; fS' * ■% ! hc; il .•*. 'r-<: yy , pictures show the two-year growth of Martin City, largest of the new Hungry Horse hoomtowns. Photographer M. E Lacy took the lower picture late in April, 191,6 when Mar ty was five months old Hungry Horse News editor, Mel Ruder photographed the panorama J of May , m8. Cleared from evergreen forest, the town now has 500 people. Note church stump CLT6CLS giving way to buildings, and hese in covered peaks of Glacier national park. äv « ~V~ *■ M&- - T V s n< nr round, ism > • -, : • . ■•W ;.5ks PHOTO BY LACY $ ■ :■ U |, I äs. i I w BJIf ill HUNGRY HORSE NEWS PHOTO is is Main street, Martin City, today, as the 2Vz year-old boomtown is all set for Hungry dam construction. The once ratio of eight bars and two cafes is now ten bars and mn-i about to open, The whole Hungry Horse area has boomed. Columbia Falls, founded largest community. Having substantial growth is Coram, and Columbia Heights. They're all growing, even over night. , open or 91, has doubled in size, and is • the the new towns of Hungry Horse Veterans Start 1er System Plan ■at Northern Railway era s' "Vetville for Vets assoc ■' at their second annual mee I here Saturday decided to I pians and specifications for iter system in their 72-acre ■ that adjoins Columbia Falls k railroaders also decided to ■bute $80 as a gift to the Pbia Falls volunteer fire dé faut, and re-elected W. A. Iwitz, Chinook retired agent, [fed Mann, Glasgow engineer, lors for three year terms. I directors then re-elected all I current officers. They are [Kreis, Havre conductor, pre ll A. H. Hopkins, Great Falls fut agent, vice president; E. Pyles, Minot conductor, sec I'-treasurer. lending the meeting were 17 pd men and their families, [organization has about 69 prs who plan to build homes [cation cottages on land they [ased in September, 1946. I the meeting were Mr. and I H, C. Kreis and daughter, p, Havre; Mr. and Mrs. A. fopkins and Mr. and Mrs. C. Nden, Great Falls; Mr. and A. Brusewitz, Chinook; N Mrs. Silvert Lund, White G. Hein, Mr. and Mrs. Fred r an <3 Mr. and Mrs. R. A. f Glasgow; Mr. and Mrs. Le Nson, Mr. ' Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fergus M Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Schnei sll of Williston; Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter, Mr. and Mrs. - ç Saltsman, John Udahl So ". Jon, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Boyles, f Minot. and Mrs. Fred Due Sunday J Ugh trains are expected to binning on the Great Nor Wain line Sunday with a ^w schedule ", et W Idaho , M °ntana ? of Great Northern trains due Monday, and northwet weeks over the Northern , b y way of Helena and, <*wt. Only rail service to this w ' as a make-up train from arrived westbound ab P- m. and eastbound ab m d its western terrain-j Troy. floods resulted in re Wo ■ that 7 Evans Reports Alltime High Bookings for Wilderness Trail Trips reservations for the Advance 1948 Wilderness Trail trips in Glacier national park are at an all-time high, according to H. Frank Evans, Wilderness Trail Trips director. Evans attended the Internation al Travel and Vacation show in New York City May 3 through S. Wilderness Trail Trips had exhibit. Visiting the show 150,000 travel enthusiasts. consid where an were He added that there was erable interest in Glacier nation al park. Only organized vacation of its Wilderness Trail type in Glacier, Trips provide guided hikes into wildest parts of the million national park. Camping equip carried by pack animals. the acre ment is at his Panorama head of Evans now ranch near Polebridge is the North Idaho Junior college biology department at Couer d Alene during the winter. Area Beer Wholesaler To Open Plant Monday Chattin Distributors will open warehouse on high their new beer way No. 37 just east of Columbia Falls Monday. building has a capa city of 3,600 cases of beer, ami the distributors are agents for Brewer's Best, a product of the former Volk Brewery, Great Falls Best Associates, New Great Falls The new Brewer's York City, now own concern. Chattin's whose territory eludes Flathead and Lincoln coun ties will also whole sale Shenda Export beer. . . fi _ Manager will be W. A. Ch formerly of Browning. in Flathead national forest reclamation fire will be conducted Horse project for and contractor's A joint and bureau of fighting school i at the Hungry about 25 bureau employes Tuesday. j j ] expected to jobs on the Hungry working on survey crews. college students are report for summer Horse project About 30 Temporary Rangers Get Assignments Twelve temporary rangers, all former employes, will report at Glacier national park by June* 14. An additional 13 will report later in June as will 11 temporary ran ger naturalists. At the west entrance will be: Duiane George Bowery, Havre; Fulton, Columbia Falls, and John Vincent, Belton; stationed at St. Mary will be William Hodgson, Salt Lake City; Carl Jacobsen, Kalispell, and Howard Libby, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Edward Olmstead, Colo, will be at Fort Collins, Polebridge ; Oscar Bjorlie, Ash at Kintia; Edward land, Ore., Flottman, Kalispell, Park station: Clyde M. Fauley, Missoula at Many Glacier, and Dwight Grist and James Athern, both Belton, at headquarters. Most temporary rangers are ol der college students or high school at Glacier teachers. Vets, College Students Get Park Summer Jobs More than half of the 200 sum " mer employes in Glacier national park will be college students, and most of these veterans. This ng not incude the 1,000 who Glacier Park Hotel likewise for the ure does work for the company who are most part college students. Of the park's 200 summer eon 25 temporary nloves; there are rangers; 11 temporary ranger na turalists; 40 men in bhster ru._ control; 13 1°°"^ fire trol aides, 45 tra I cr ® fJ , additional roadmen aal r filled. s „ , st ate em A sub-office of the st ploymont service offlc ® ^ bia Falls will be establ she the Hungry Horse project about July 1. _. ST ».,*«*** guards mechanics. Most of the jobs are now 70 permanent employe There are in Glacier. HUNGRY HORSE NEVS FtOTft 10 cents a copy Hungry Horse News Friday, June 4, 1948 Vol. 2, No. 44 Columbia Falls, Montana $2,000,000 Building Program Underway 12 Ministers Help Erect Tabernacle Twelve ministers and seven lay men were carpenters this week as framework for the new 64 by 120 foot Assembly of God tabernacle rose near the junction of the Flat head river's south and middle forks. The ministers and their co-wor kers are preparing the permanent state-wide campsite for a formal opening in July. In addition to the tabernacle which is 32-foot high of arch construction with no pil lars, there is a 36 by 70-foot din ig hall and a 24 by 30-foot kitchen nearing completion; 26 by 36-foot residence and 16 by 26-foot office. Busy with hammers and saws this week were Rev. A. A. Howell, resident pastor; Rev. Joe C. Bur key, Anaconda: Rev. Leo B. Hin ton and Rev Clyde R. Parker, Butte: Rev. Owen S. Hodges, Deer Lodge; Rev. Walter Daggett, Dillon: Rev. Lewis LaMance, He lena; Rev. James Mayfield, Judith Gap; Rev. D. R. Miller, Living ston; Rev. Eugene Born, Missoula; Rev. Lee Hunter, Red Lodge, and Rev. Ray Walden, Ronan. Working with the ministers were William Ek, Conrad; Charles Bauman, Deer Lodge: Alvin Mc Fate, Laurel; Don Velin, Miles City; David H. Balzer, Harry Dudley and Emil Netzer, Missoula. Cooks were Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Walden and Mrs. Dennis. The work week over Saturday, the ministers will return to their respective pastorates, and a new crew from over the state will take their place building the church campsite next week, eight miles from Glacier nation al park and in the immediate Hun Horse dam area, is a 57-acre The site, gry wooded tract donated by Harry Holland, Kalispell realtor, and Rev E. H. Davis. Fishing Improves As Flood Waters Shrink Fishing was somewhat improved this week over last. Up at Lake McDonald, Mrs. Conrad, Sunday weighed in a Dol ly Varden at Belton Merc, at 6 Ralph Bourne, pounds 6 ounces dressed. Fred Sells, St. Paul, caught a cutthroat limit in the lake Sunday that averaged 1 pound 12 ounces dressed. Wednesday afternoon, Freddie Kilcrease and Hodgson, Barry Tom Harrington came in with two cutthroats, one weighing 2 pounds 2 ounces dressed. We promised not to tell the name of the lake. Norman Wallen and Robert Ol Whitefish, along with a Min SOn - • neapolis visitor went with Ran Stan Spurgeon Sunday to lake where the limit in ger Quartz Dolly Vardens was caught. Columbia Falls fisherman, Carl Daniels has already caught his limit of cutthroats on two differ ent occasions in the Flathead ab the Silver bridge. ove Lease Old Pastime General-Shea-Morrison, Hungry contractors, ^ on main street, for temporary offi They obtained use of the «s^They^^ ^ June 10 from owner, Hal Dickev. General-Shea-Morrison purchasing agent, Jay Gage will remain in the Seattle offices, and Paymas ter R. H. Savage will he in charge 0 n-thc-job temporary offices prcfa b 185, Hungry Horse vil P Columbia Falls quar läge. ^ ^ ^ by draftsmRn , and part of the time by C. W ,lce Horse dam prime have leased a two-story concrete Columbia Falls Jobs at Hungry Horse Pass 450 Average employment on the Hungry Horse project during the past week passed 450 as General Shea-Morrison, prime contractors, increased their force from 116 to 158. General-Shea-Morrison is clear ing their campsite and the lower road right-of-way to the damsite; starting construction of the 300 foot terminus of the upper access road, and building an intercepting road from highway No. 2. Build ing construction is also under way. F and S Construction averaged 16 men on oiling the upper access road. Guy F. Atkinson company, who General Shouel Sent To Help Railroad Get Mainline Open Helping the Great Northern railway get its main line track open across northern Idaho is a General-Shea-Morrison shovel just arrived here for building of Hun gry Horse dam. The 2% cubic yard shovel ar rived at Coram from Wisconsin manufacturers, and before it could be moved to the damsite, word came to load it on a flatcar and send it west to help the Great Northern restore service on main line. Waiting on the other side of the flood damaged area are about 20 carloads of equip ment for Hungry Horse dam con struction. Complete New Map Of Glacier Park Trails Now being completed is a new map of all of the 1,100 miles of trail in Glacier national park. Draftsman is Ranger Paul Webb. The new map will show the con dition of every section of the park's trails and will be revised day to day. Now open are the trails to Ava lanche lake, Fish lake, the Mc Donald west shore route, and lo wer trails on the east side. ,1 's V . r v.' . . - X-, \r j : I it ; i op * t ■ --Vs M » 'V HUNGRY HORSE NEWS PHOTO There's 1,000 waterfalls along 5 0-mile long Going-to-the-Sun high way in.Glacier national park as late spring sunshine melts mount ain snow. Plows are now within a mile of Logan pass and the contin ental divide, and soon after cutting through one last big 50-foot snow drift, through traffic is expected to start, likely on Sunday June IS. Note car just left of waterfall in this picture taken last week. have the $643,400 contract for con structing the 1,180 foot long 36 foot in diameter diversion tunnel, had 11 on the job. The tunnel is now being pumped of flood water, and employment will increase from its present 11 next week as At kinson starts completion of the contract. R and S Construction company on the 1,335 acre timber clear ing contract at and near the dam site averaged 84 men. and Earl Wagner, subcontracting for F. R. Hewett, Spokane, 16. Hewett has the $632,448 award to relocate the 14 (fourteen) mile long Spot ted Bear forest service road out of the reservoir area. Wagner is clearing the right-of-way. Sufllift Hall NeaiS Roofing On Stage Farmers of Bad Rock, Deer Park. Lake Blaine and Fairview rural areas hope to have their Sunrift community hall, six miles south of Columbia Falls ready for a July 4th weekend dance. With most of the spring crops in, they'll be on hand this Saturday and Sunday to start putting the roof on the 40 by 60-foot struc ture. The building is being fin anced by such affairs as quilt raffles, card parties, and commun ity dances as well as by member ships. Directors of the Sunrift assoc iation are Ed Clark, Lake Blaine; Wiley Ford, Deer Park, and Henry Eckelberry, Deer Park-Bad Rock Secretary-treasurer is Albert Le wis, Deer Park. Airplane to Bring Krug, Straus to Dam Ceremony J. A. Krug, secretary of inter ior; Michael Straus, commissioner, bureau of reclamation, and Ken neth Markwell, assistant commis sioner, will come by plane from Washington for the July 10 cere mony marking official start of Hungry Horse dam construction. They will land at the Flathead county port, six miles from Co lumbia Falls. More than $2,000,000 worth of buildings will be constructed 'at the Hungry Horse project this summer by the prime contractor, and by other contractors for the bureau of reclamation. The General-Shea-Morrison main office building, a 40 by 120-foot quonset-type structure was start ed Wednesday. Next week con struction is expected to begin on the first of two-story H-type 150 men dormitories: later 50 single and two bedroom homes and warehouses will be built in the contractor's town, all on govern ment land. General-Shea-Morrison building superintendent is Tom Moyer. Streets in the contractor's town will have the names of previous projects where General Construc tion company had a part in the building. These Bonne ville, Ruby, Owyhee and Hetch Hetchy. It is expected' that the contrac tor will sublet building of water mains and sewers in his town. Wednesday at the bureau of rec lamation bid opening, Askevold Construction company, Missoula, was low asking $468,270.09 to build a 24-room dormitory, a 36 by 128-foot office annex, 14 five room and 6 six-room residences, a guard house and a 10 car garage. Low and meeting specifications in the second schedule was Modem Construction and Fabrication com pany, Seattle .asking $28,407.96 to erect a 40 by 200-foot repair garage and fire station. Next lowest of the bids meet ing specifications were: Halvor son Joint Venturers, Spokane, as king $532,719.35 on schedule one, and on schedule two, George H. Buckler, Portland, asking $39, 330.25, though most of the six contractors were not interested in schedule two by itself. Awarding is expected shortly on the April 20 opening in Den ver where H and L Building ser vice, Missoula, was low at $424, 461.12 to build, wire and equip with plumbing, 24 two-bedroom and 22 three-bedroom prefabrica ted homes for the bureau of rec lamation. 2,000 Days from Now "Notice to proceed" was mail ed from Columbia Falls Tuesday to General-Shea-Morrison, Seattle, prime contractors on the 520-foot high, Hungry Horse dam. The $43,431,000 prime contract for building the world's fourth lar gest concrete dam was awarded April 21 and the "paper work of the awarding" is now officially completed. General-Shea-Morrison have 2,000 days after receipt of the "official notice" to complete the job. Locate Second Access Road Another road development was the starting of a new truck access from the lower road to the dam site from highway No. 2. This lo wer road with controlled mater ial hauling traffic is being built by General-Shea-Morrison, and will join highway No. 2 where it is intercepted by the upper ac cess road to the damsite. This ends the speculation that the lo wer road would pass through pri vate property on its way to high way No. 2. It is all on govern ment land. Oil Access Highway Oiling of the 3.9-mile three-lane access road from highway No. 2 to the Hungry Horse damsite will be completed in about 10 days, weather permitting. Finishing this $479,494 contract is S and F Con struction company who built the road with S Birch and Sons and McLaughlin, Inc. General-Shea-Morrison as part of the prime contract have just started to extend the new road 500 additional feet to where it will eventually go over the 2,llo foot long crest of the Hungry Horse dam, when completed.