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iway ■ ■M y , I, I hungry horse news photo ser i n Glacier national park is this snow plume from .plow hard at work on Logan pass , the divide between Hud and Columbia river drainages. Mountain is a Clements. lay >, m fk : m- « t. ■ r c ; : % ieep sun tan in June was acquired ' by this crew who cleared ip drifts off Logan pass section of Glacier's Going-to-the highway. Against a background of snbw are C. W. Fauley Vugene Potter, "cat operators, and Ray Price, rotary plow center. Road foreman is Jean Sullivan, long-time employe (or, Ils Renovates A Ball Park iimbia Falls "went all out" peek to get its ball park in shape for the baseball sea ball park is being white id, and helping foot the bill iimbia Falls chamber of com ; fences and bleachers are repaired, and the diamond kg filled, leveled and marked. I town's team last year top pe Northwestern Montana E, which presently includes I from Kalispell, Libby, Ro ffhitefish, Eureka and Som help fix the local ball park, [Creek Mill donated lumber; AyBdly, lime; the town, use of ■raper, and Ronald Luce, a Hr Flathead county did a bit Bed control work in the area. Hness manager of the team H 6 Dickey; Leo Schweinfurt manager and coach, and Bolick, secretary-treasur Ion tickets ($3 for adults) for inday home games are to go le this coming weekend. per Installs Two New io Jlransmitters Icier national park is having Fewer model radio transmit N receivers installed at its P s on both the Canadian and r an ends of Waterton lake, r Waterton townsite station wiada, CH5N, is operated by Baker, manager of the Transport company, and is to relay cooperative infor 111 regarding weather condi 'Supplies and fire threats, liner Waterton station at the 1C4n mnger station eight mi cross the water is one of ® the Glacier national park |H r Nation network. sddition there are 16 port to help in forest fire and on radio equipped pa | Car ' The park's radio tech 's Ron Richmond. Doctor Has Bum « Spree Hereabouts fictitious checks doctor passing fic was apprehended ln the Martin City-Hun e area. the name of Dr. Ray I*. - Jack W. Kyle passed a , ^ecks in the area. He Picked iv », Up by the Flathead VT'ff's office, and found „ y 16 wanted list in Wash-' ^J*eon, Montana, Idaho on, D. C. 1 rJ Ved ex tradition rights, h is aCe °fifi' cer from Walla i tt '" 0!1 his way to pick "Doc" ^ Up, Married Couples Get First Flathead Forest Lookout Assignment First lookouts to be assigned am ong the 62 in Flathead national forest are Mr. and Mrs. Neil Koer per, Kalispell, who about June 21 will climb to the Nine-mile look out north of Columbia Falls. Also taking their stations ab out the same time will be Mr. and Mrs. Charles Measure, Bigfork, who will go to the McCaffery sta tion above Swan lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tapley, White fish, who will be lookouts on Whitefish mountain. One of the forest service's most experienced lookouts, Bert Coan, Columbia Falls, has been assigned Lion hill overlooking Hungry Horse project activities and the boomtowns which are ad jacent to national forest land, and being built in now being cleared of evergreens areas. new Park Employes to Honor R.R. Vincent, Retiring Glacier national park employes and their families will hold a tes timonial picnic this evening at Fish creek campground on Lake McDonald honoring R. R- Vincent, assistant superintendent who will retire July 1. A World War I veteran, Mr. started working in Gla Vincent , cier as a clerk in May 1921. Later chief clerk and m he became 1925 assistant superintendent. February. 1942 he was granted leave of absence and served as _ until March, 1947. In a an army captain No successor as erintendent has been appointed. assistant sup H and L Building Sendee To Start Bureau Houses H and L Building service, Mis soula is expected to start activ ity within the next weeks on their $424,461.12 contract to build wire and equip with plumbing :24 two bedroom and 22 three bedroom land for 25 H and L may houses, camp on government to 40 men. Expected later this month is the bureau of reclamation deem Z on th. June 2 » Low on schedule 1 was AskcVoU Construction company. M ' $468,270.09 to build a - 36 by 128 -foot and 6 asking dormitory, a room _ office annex, 14 five room six-room residences, a guard h . and 10 car garage. Modern Construction rication company, e r low on their $28,407.96 bid to .er ect a 40 by 200 -foot repair garag and fire station. and Fab was and Boy scouts, troop J® a ^ nicnic families will hold a pot lu P and court of honor at the pav ion in Kalispell's Woodland pa Monday, June 28. highway that crossës Claaer national park and the continental divide will be open a° r 3 th p 0l ^ h traffic today (Friday) Official park doesn't start summer season 1Q until Tuesday, but 1948 vacationers in Glacier Sun ay are expected to exceed 2,000 Campgrounds are all open, and many private facilities are already I serving visitors though the hotels receive their first guests Tuesday. Oast year the million acre alp ine park had a record 324,396 vis itors, with the all-time high d<xv being July 4 with 8,381 vacation ers entering. Again this summer park travel is expected to vary between three and five , -1 thousand daily from late June into mid-Aug ust. ° Peak days will undoubtedly the July 4th weekend be and again Saturday, July 10, when the Hungry Horse ceremony takes place marking start of construct ion of the world's fourth largest concrete dam. The 520-foot high structure will be eight airline mi les from the park. Mid-June visitors to Glacier will see 1,000 waterfalls as they drive the 50-mile Sun highway. In all directions melting snows are send ing plumes and cascades of over sheer rock cliffs. The ing wall above Garden Wall on water weep camp and right alongside the highway has a virtual crying jag. It's now a block wide waterfall. On the 6,554-foot high Logan pass itself there are still 20 to 40 foot deep snowdrifts. Vacationers, even from the northernmost sta tes, will likely have the opportun ity to have pictures taken along side the most snow they've seen this year, and it's mid-June. Gertie, bear of 1947, as yet hasn't appear ed along Going-to-the-Sun high way. Glacier's blonde bum However there's a black mother bear with three cubs of teddy bear size, who are playing high way bandits for way bandits for candy and cookies. With her family, she's already sing traffic jams in the upper Lake McDonald vicinity. Park rangers caution that bears bite the hands that feed them. From Going-to-the-Sun high way near Avalanche creek, there is still an excellent chance of see ing Rocky Mountain goats on the almost-straight-up sides of Mt. Cannon. Moose are now frequently ob served along McDonald creek not far from the falls, and there are deer in Glacier. The park has an estimated 2,000. cau Park Holds First Training School First Glacier national park sum mer training school was in session this week as 40 men were in the field learning more about blister rust control. Blister rust destroys white pine trees, and can be overcome by er adicating nearby wild gooseberry and wild currant bushes which act as host to the tree killing spores. Glacier is also scheduling a trail crews school on June 14 and 15 for 43 men, a fire school for lookouts and guards June 16, 17 and 18. and a temporary ranger naturalists' session June through 26. 23 Condemnation Started A decision of the courts will de termine the worth of 160 acres owned by Mamie C. Bockover, Redwood, Calif., and 18 acres by Rocky Mountain company, Kalispell, all adjacent to the Hungry Horse project. There was disagreement the value set by governmnt ap The land is needed in witn Holding the praisers. connection with building Hungry Horse dam. The bureau now has taken possession. Î00 Pr*, 'm £8 -1 • ; — : forks of the Flathead river unite is 1 minute drive from Glacier national park, and neighbor Assembly of God campground see page -)• HUNGRY HORSE NEWS PHOTO rising this 6Jf by 120 In a pine-shaded park where the 10 cents a copy Hungry Horse News Friday, June 11, 1948 Vol. 2, No. 45 Columbia Falls, Montana Jobs at Hungry Horse Top 600 ife * ■ *■ ( ' j § ■%2 r . safe y,,« ; - itek ¥ m - '■ ; ■ W 0 J -M m* $ •• * % * i *4* % K. W . 4* • #. e m p m 4 HUNGRY HORSE NEWS PHOTO The last big drift on Glacier national park's Going-to-the-Sun highway was cut thisiwcek. Two cats and a snowgo rotary plow were used to remove up to 50 feet of snow from this section just for through traffic today. All photos taken by Mel Ruder. over Logan pass. The highway opens Start Road Oiling; Water Pipe Laid Oiling of Columbia Falls main streets started Thursday with Un ity Petroleum, Kalispell, supplying the oil. To avoid special levies, property owners, practically all of whom favor the project, will share costs. The main streets previous oil sur face had broken up. Meanwhile O'Connor Construc tion company Thursday laid the first of the new 12-inch water sup ply main in Columbia Falls being rebuilt water system. This is a $105,904.07 contract to be com pleted this summer. The Columbia Falls town coun cil at its June meeting, Monday, also decided to call for bids to construct a new downtown five block long sewer system to re place the present privately-built inadequate line. The council also decided to re pair swimming pool in the town park, open it about July 1 with an Am erican Red Cross life guard in charge. Discussed was the building of a new sidewalk from the town square to the high school. Mayor is John O'Connell. Coun cil members are Ed Becker, Leslie Blood, Fay Loveall, C. D. Mans field, Frank Schmidt and Rob ert Smith. Temperature Reaches 89 The Flathead valley had its first heat wave of 1948 when tempera ture Tuesday reached 89 at the federal station in Kalispell. in the Flat Average summer head has five days with temper atures above 90, usually occurring in July. High last year was 93 at Kalispell. Dyson's New Booklet Describes Fading Of Park Glaciers Most up to date story of Glacier national park's 80 glaciers is the subject of a new 24-page booklet written by Dr. James L. Dyson and just off the press. Dr. Dyson, for eight years a Glacier national park summer ranger naturalist, tells how Grin ned glacier each year from 1937 to 1946 was reduced in volume by an amount of ice equivalent to a cube 450-feet high. His tables show where Sperry had a surface area of 840 acres in 1900 and just 330 acres in 1946. Further evidence of the rapid disappearance of the ice along Montana's continental div ide is the statement that in 1938 Sperry glacier had a thickness of 108 feet at the site of the 1946 ice margin (front). The booklet published by the Glacier National History assoc masses iation, a is well illustrated and describes the influence of glaciers on the park scenery. It sells for 25 cents. O'Neils did the printing. 90 Families at H. H. Ninety families now live in Hungry Horse village, the bureau of reclamation town four miles from the damsite. Newest residents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Head, Belton; Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. McCloud, Shasta dam, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carthel, Helena. First of 30 college students to arrive for summer jobs at toe project are Charles L. Hummel, Washington state: Hardwick and Daniel W. Ozier, Oklahoma A and M. William H. Atkinson Sets High Record for Safety Guy F. Atkinson company near ing completion of the 1,180-foot long 36-foot in diameter diversion tunnel at the Hungry Horse dam site are believed to have an un usual safety record. Their peak employment was 144 men during April, and a total of 138,453 man hours were worked by June l. There have been just three lost-time accidents on the job that started early last Nov ember. It is a $643,400 contract. Atkinson's accident frequency rate on the Hungry Horse pro ject is 24.3 per million man hours as compared to the national av erage on tunnels of 126.3 per mil lion. A letter of commendation for the safety record has been for warded by Hungry Horse pro ject officials to the Atkinson com pany manager, Ralph Hawkins. Tunnel superintendent is Carl Nelson and the Atkinson safety engineer, Carl Walter. Air Service May Start July 10 Flathead Provided Fifth Columbia River's Flow Comparison of flood waters was demonstrated this week with the report from Great Falls that the Missouri (before benefitting from major tributaries) was at a 32 year high of 51,500 cubic feet per second. The Flathead at Columbia Falls taking water from the sno wier we^t side of the continental divide this spring exceeded 110, 000 cubic feet per second. Measurements at the Hungry' Horse project show that the Flat head's south fork flowed above 30,000 cubic feet per second for 10 days with a high of 42,000 on May 22. The fork's flow continued ab ove 20,000 from May 17, and Wed nesday was still running at 23,200. Peak flow at Grand Coulee dam on the Columbia was 546,500 se cond feet, highest since the dam was built. Falls Stores to Have Thursday Eve Shopping Columbia Falls merchants to better serve the public will keep their stores open until 9 each Thursday evening. A chamber of commerce spec ial meeting Tuesday also resulted in agreement that hours for the other days be from 9 a. m. until 6 p. m. The opening of stores one eve ning each week is the result of increased activity on the Hungry Horse project where payrolls now exceed $30,000 a week. Also effective this week is a Friday until 9 p. m. opening by stores in KalispeU. Employment on the Hungry Horse project topped 600 this week as weekly payrolls exceed $35,000. Previous all-time high for the project was last September when employment reached 489 and pay rolls $30,000. General-Shea-Morrison's employ es now exceed 250 as compared to 158 last week, and 116 two weeks ago. Their pay day is Thursday. R and S Construction company this week averaged 98 men on their 1,335 acre damsite clearing contract, while F and S Construc tion had 13 men oiling the 3.9-mile access road to the damsite; F. R. Earl sub-contractor, Hewett's Wagner averaged 25 on clearing right-of-way for the 14-mile Spot ted Bear road relocation, and Guy F. Atkinson completing the div ersion tunnel, 8. Working for the bureau of rec lamation were 203. General Employment Jumps Erection of buildings, starting roads and continued clearing re sulted in General-Shea-Morrison employment jumping from men last week to more than 250. Starting Tuesday was the first of four 150-man dormitories. Mea surements are 120 by 72-feet. Ev entually the number of H-type dormitories will be seven. Steel frame work is already up for the 40 by 120-foot office. A guest house providing six private rooms, a lounge and kit chen will also be underway short 158 iy. Carpenter superintendent arriv ing here is Thomas Ostrom. Tom Moyer is building superintendent. Other men are at work on clear ing the campsite and lower access road right-of-way, and building powerlines in the campsite. Road construction on the part of General-Shea-Morrison includ es extending the upper access road 500 additional feet, and excava ting is now underway. A con tractor's construction road is also being built down the face of the canyon near the damsite. Also under construction is a truck access road past the govern ment warehouses to highway No. 2. This contractor's road will con nect with the lower road to the damsite. Newly arrived equipment inclu des 20 new Euclid heavy dump trucks. Kirkpatrick Brothers, Kalispell, were awarded the subcontract for waterlines and sewers in the con tractor's town. Oiling of the access road to the top of Hungry Horse damsite Is expected to be completed about July 1. The road is not now open to traffic. Unofficial report is that North west Airlines will start daily flights into the Flathead valley this summer perhaps dating from the time of the official Hungry Horse dam ceremonies July 10. The Flathead stop would be on the Great Falls to Spokane run. Northwest which was author ized to start daily flights into the Flathead last winter is planning to send planes here for the July 10 ceremony. These may include the latest Martin 202s, which are 36 passenger planes. The summer flights of North west if started will be "fair wea ther contact flying" until such a time as the radio range system is completed into the Flathead. The county port is six miles from Co lumbia Falls. Hewett Starts Work Employment on the F. R. Hew ett contract to rebuild 14 miles of the Spotted Bear forest service road out of the Hungry Horse res ervoir area is expected to exceed 100 . Dewey J. Murrow, superinten dent for Hewett, a Spokane con cern, arrived Monday. The con tract is for $632,448, and will be a 16-foot wide heavy hauling road, with turnouts. Clearing of the new road's right-of-way was star ted last fall by Earl Wagner. Bureau of reclamation crews are now surveying additional sec tions of the Spotted Bear road that will be relocated out of the Hungry Horse reservoir area. It is expected that bids will be call ed at a later date on 14 additional miles to Elk park. Flathead county's reappraisal board is now revaluing property in Somers, having finished the Big fork assessments.