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i n I ) % i L ,,-v. •V'" ,|JK U .Ml if, -I J w 1 \ - • )/ » I* V If ;T} ;v;.. MW « ft, teg | te-:. red H * I V |3 L.i:S l » % ^ , ne , ", ' PE br PV at's m E bt y . . . . , , . . ra ~ to yards before concrete can be ptrnred late next summer. Safety- , ninded drillers, Dan Cottingham, Clem Cain, Harold Sauerbien and lince Schaefer scale (practical at this spot) using bars and compress- : ■d air to get loose rock down. Then they set up their drills against. ' ock just below. Morning fog andbrush fires make background hrr.y i (psQ ■ m m m.- a mm ^ ma \ % Sit a bt set HUNGRY HORSE NEWS PHOTO | gock drilling, blasting and hauling away is principal activity at Horse damsite. Excavations will approximate 1,000,000 MorJ I nary Ut it got ll it's pj ■ H It i wv ale ■ i'te: \ \\ v s sal \¥ : hat ,r. v p:-t lywon * S12.J et i :U bt if \ ing an A •ÀA'i ; I $2 id ct di TA V 4 Vs A K» *. Day and night there is jarring chatter of wagon drills and jackhammers whirring into Ume stme-type rock at Hungry Horse damsite. Operators here are Harry Gcis and Leonard Schock. Drill holes are packed with explosive; next comes blast and then cul tike over. In distance is reservoir clearing line about S00 feet above river. All photos by Mel Ruder. À » e.t 4 yard shovels and Euclid trucks as I ina rucks to Hsu! Gravel for Dam su if [ The 3,500.000 cubic yards of gravel needed to build Hungry Horse dam ill be haul.*J b; buck. General-Shea-Morrison. prin.e »»tractors for this fourth largest W>f the world's concrete dams, this e, Hcoming week will start clearing building a 32-foot wide rr - cl ■roir. the gravel source at the Bœction of the Flathead rivet ■''ifh its south fork. Thij, new Construction will connect v ith the Cwr access road to Uie damsite. C Hauling the gravel and sand for Cke4.4 (fn point foun miles will r twelve 25 cubic yartl cagi •specially designed trucks, pill have :v ! Each capacity of \ nearly the oSC** ra '!road freight ■ l atil Thursday it had appeared I .■j GSM would build a conveyor for hauling gravel, and there Î '»-•steel a contract with U. S. Rub- i company which however had a 1 äncellation clause. Big factor fa the use of trucks is that' -- grade j;om the gravel source I F 1 Per cent, ! Preüminary construction is now L'J" 8 . tr,r ' br gravel screening Ivashin 5 i 1 * 0 dams 'te. Water for ■ ng the gravel will be obtaiu a 12 inch pipe from ai». reek °n Columbia ams east side Pfoximately ; car. ! ed mount near damsite. Ap conveyor „ . a mile of system, belt from U. S. : w *ll be used i «Hubbor. ■ I:f >n with in connec screening plant. carloads oPn th&n 10 ' 000 fr eigbt rels > and i3oToo n ! ,2 ' 500 ' 000 ba! " needed to v, , 5 tons of Pozzolan be loaded at H c ngry H ° rS6 wU1 construrH^ 1 Coram - This fall fo °t long *57 ^ ri1 * start °n the 375 fading nianf ° 0t hlgh cem ent un - s P'ant just this side of Co 3ac ™ttothI e ? Serv,co land a d line. Great Northern the The ram on main ^ freulT unloa ding plant will incline wi ft, ; cars Pulled aeath £ t trUcks truck* . tlp P le s *StT r h aul barrels' A fre,ght HuS°n n g StrUCtion Xmg Plant up an loading under These special 150 barrels of car carries 300 of the W 'H start this concrete j com I r, "»j | Wfm : a«»,: Mg - •-* ■** ■m te;-. ; A ■■ % ! ' ; Sk ■■ ■ ■ ^8 : < ■-4 ->■ « mÆ JP \ • •J s ^ I I I I 1 I I I 1 L ■ Wi m fZt m mm ' ' m '-'<171 ■ K »».j ik m r . r.j I ■ ■ tâa.. K. ' S i ■ " ra IOTO HUNGRY HORSE NEWS j i v Qtidoverate jackhammer just above in - Homer ^J^diJersion tunnel at damsite. Face of let portal of Sb-foot m diamrte < cofferdam at river edge. Last inlet tunnel will be concieted. - ^ ^ ?op of cofferdam June water rose more than -•> j> saff ty-tuve "chair'- bel*, and flood tunnel. Men are wearing «/»g - site. It wil be approximately 300 feet above river level, and is a ten-sided met-: al structure obtained from Shss ta dam The plant will be 52 feet in toter and exceed 120 fee: in heighth. It will be capable of, mixing' 320 cubic yards of con-j Crete an hour. Cement deliveries are scheduled el-art next summer With actual large scale concrete pouring now slated for September, 1949 spring at the dam Ing to 1 H.H. Water Charges Get Public Airing In a five-hour hearing Thun clay afternoon 60 Hungry Horso I residents heard about gifts, hook on fees or tap charges in the mat I ter of getting running water. The complaint was that of Don aid T. Stewart versus Ray Will was claimed lams, who it charging $2 per front fore a property was foot be owner could tap m. Hearing the testimony were. Chairman Horace F. Casey and! Counsel Edwin S. Booth of Mon tana's Railroad commission (pub lie service commission \. Stewart, 26, said that he and his brother had a lunch counter, main instahed^ by Tay^WilUam C operating as a water comrony Before he could get water wnl iams had told him he would be required to pay $2 a front foot or case $400. Attorney for Stewart was Ed C. Schroeter. William's attorney Charles Bald win inquired if Stewart did not consider his property much more ' valuable in view of being adjacent j to a water line. 1 Testimony flowed back and forth. I It was one foot in his a good humored crowd I that crammed the rear room of j ; the Damtown tavern, the largest '< j available space. Pretty Betty An deregg, reporter for the board. witnesses not to j w 'gfflc the barroom table which ! si ' le had to use for taking notes. 'Another little jog here," she com rnonted, "means something else " Then there was the word duced." Who induced whom (Please turn to page 4 1 CaUtiOHed tll6 ' in- j 1 .n • j-N Trail Crew Coming Do*.U ---- Last trad crew has h u -J higher parts Oi "' a ' ''' ! c , " a ' ih 3 r park as Foreman . u •> _ '' b an d five men will come down Sa, u rday from Curley ea Ç w • they were repairing t^e oo imaged trail to the - 00 ' a i headquarter at '4^'navis' Fate Gordon King ueot > _ I Pemble. Mark Harpe rence Pogreba - ■ ■ M U fl 0 T V Æ i -—■■ — -— — M Vol. 3, No. 11 ! = I _ I 10 cents a copy Horse News Columbia Falls, Montana Friday, October 15, 1943 Blue Skies Greet 600 Hunters ; I Free Chest X-ray Dates Announced | „ A fre f ® erv f ice ' x ' ra - vs «'ill 1 f to all local residents th ' S m ° nth &nd The P ortaW e x-ray unit of Mon tana s Tuberculosis association '■ v °rking in conjunction with the Montana State Board of Health! Wil1 be set up in Columbia Falls' old Pastime building October 25 3 hrou " h 28 ' including three even * n £ s - early in No vember. In Martin City, the unit will be P laced in the Fred Lussier build in S October 29, November 1 and 2 - 3 - West Glacier cafe. The PTA and chamber of com merce are sponsoring the x-rays in Columbia Falls with Mrs. E. J, Marantette, Mrs. John O'Connell Belton will be served November Mrs. Jack Andrew and Lee Dicx ey heading committees. Martin City sponsors are the Lions club with Jean Bachaud, go to Martin City as will Hungry! Horse village where Palmer Lar son is taking care of arrange - ments. I Frank McCarty, Mrs. Vern Greene and Mrs. S. A. Hincrman on the committee. Coram sponsors are C & M home demonstration club with Mrs. Gayle Smith, Mr a . A E. Holmquist and Mrs. ts. W. Churchill in charge. Coram will ; Belton's chairman is Fred Hodg-1 son, and participating will be Ap gar, Lake Five and Nyack There is no better method of discovering the existence of tu berculosis, even before the reg ular symptoms show themselves, It is free. An early cure is much more sure. Falls' New No. 40 Believed State's I Shortest Highway Believed to be Montana's short est state highway is No. 40 which up until this week was marked as the Flathead county section of No. 37. No. 40 runs east and west and is exactly 9.076 miles long. Only city on the highway is Columbia Falls. No. 40 joins U. S. No. 2 at Columbia Heights, and U. S. No. 93 just south of Whitefish. Without its 9 mile hard-surfaced section in the center of Flathead county. No. 37 continues to be the road between Eureka and Lib by in neighboring Lincoln coun ty. It had been 56 miles between No. 37 in Flathead county and No. 37 in Lincoln county. Democratic Rally Set for Tuesday United States senator from i Washington state, Warren G Mag nusson heads the list of speakers ' for Tuesday's Flathead county j P)emocra ^' c ra ^^'' Magnusson is recognized as one I of the leading proponents of pub ! lie power developments in the United States senate, and this will be his topic Tuesday evening at 8, when the rally starten Kal , ispell's Carpenters hall. Present are scheduled to be Se nator James E. Murray, Congress Mike Mansfield, John W. man Bonner, al! on the November 2 ballot, along with other Democratic can didates for state and county of candidate for governor, flees. Starting Tuesday morning, Se nator Magnusson will be escorted bv Montanans to Hungry Horse lunch in Martin City, stops in Whitefish and Columbia damsite. Falls, and finally the evening rally in Kalispell. This Time It's Knudson Various Columbia Falls business establishments are holding the; bag on checks made out to Lyle D Knudson. | About 25 years^ld, vjj dark complexioned, weight about Uo pounds, with wavy ac air, am a mustacne, nuc son a _ , here for 10 days Last weekend he went on a c ec v\n mg spro., an( j then left. _ Columbia Falls chamber of com mrrcP loi u meet Tuesday at 8 p. m . fhe Mgh schooh 4 | BtC AW Sp ■K ■I jq|| B| Hj ■ ■I HH H B § 4 m L * i w .. - te ■f : « ' : iV' !v : ■ - V&ÆA JL X ; ail y 5r hungry horse news photo Favorite spot for anglers, about ten steps from U. 8. highway No. 2 is the point in Bad Rock canyon. Whitefish are running; sal mon start soon. Flathead river here against red- and green rock is j SO and 30 feet deep; you can usually see "that fellow" under water 1 eyeing your hook. Fishermen included N F Miller. William Nordgren, j Don Mattheiten. Melvin Lytle. Lou Walters. J V Miller. F G Nelson. I | , 1 poles are j I j j j Expect Bid Setting Lion Lake Fence Bid invitations ere expected to be out this coming week for con I struction of the 6,200-foot long j six-foot high wire fence around Lion lake, the Hungry Horse pro I ject reservoir. Wood ! specified. This is a minor con I tract. Another bid opening this fall I will be for erection of a telephone J line between project offices and j damsite, four miles, and v/ithin the ! j I I government town itself. Advanced specifications are also available for contractors who wisti to inspect the proposed Spotted j Bear road relocation, the second; ^ section of 14 miles. Bids on this contract will be opened early in 1949. More than half completed j is a $632,448 contract for reloc ating the first 14 miles held by F. R. Hewett, Spokane. Friday, 2:10 p. m.: No elk check-' creek cd nut at Hungry Horse station. ■ » . ■ ■r\ S H * V -J I : ll A' ■■ Urn HêJ * »f ,9 ■■■ rl • W 1 - % m ; : li j | il Vv Hu. ! 206 jF -, i ! j ' • T7 # ' / / / if I oto i i ». » HUNGRY HORSE NEWS Day-shift operator of this which "cat" is C. O. Sturm. Metal roof \ on cat is to help protect driver from falling rock. Project has good j safety record. However last week's two fatal accidents were "a 1 right in front of you" lesson of what can happen. Safety pays off. j Await November Decision On Bus, Taxi Service ■ • • annlic-i of Hungry Horse Coach lines j ' " " „„„vices to Belton 'Evidence on the ca*e was heard in ' Kalispell by H or R CaSf . v chairman, and Ed-j | w jn g Booth, secretary-counsel i f Montana's Railroad commis- j ^ I Dismissed for non-appearance; Vi - as the petition of Howard Hays: (Glacier Park Transport comp- : any) to offer (sightseer) bus ser- : vice from Belton to Hungry Horse (Please turn to page 4) ; , , , , ,. , i tanche la« in Glacier national couldn't, steal a catch of; ! trout so she stole the fish hooks . Lem Davis and Jerome Ander Blocked in Fish Steal, White-Tailed Doe Grabs Hooks - - Flees i P ai a i al t ' 1 ° A white tailed deer at Avc son were fishing- Sunday morning mountain rimmed lake « hich is fed by waters from Sper ry Glacier in the cliffs above. ! i i The white tailed doe first tried to run away with a near limit i bag of black trout. She nosed the fWh then tried to &et ho ld of the atring with her teeth, but was shooed away. Unnoticed by the anglers, she returned, grabbed the card with fish hooks, and dashed into the woods followed by the two disturbed fishermen. \ Repairs of the North Fork bridge at Polebridge are expected to be completed in November. /Vetos Columnists Tell of Bears - Man in the Flathead lives in deer, elk, goat and bear country, 1 P- 01- contact of people and bears I th e r( ' are items in the South Fork, (North Fork, Essex, Spotted Bear, A pgar and Martin Citv columns. Conun had an unusual bear sto ln laKt week's paper. South Fork's storv involves a housewife and a bear: Essex, Spot ted Bcar and the North Fork ha d to do with hunters and bears, and the Apgar column is written by grade school children. It is blonde Susan Davis, 6. who tells in the Apgar column: "Mo ther woke up; beard a fall: j An estimated 600 sportsmen were after game in the mountains of the Flathead this morning ( Fri day I as Montana's regular hunt ing season opened. By Sunday the hunter total in these just west of the continental divide mountains is expected to exceed 1 . 000 . They're after elk, deer, mount ain goats, black and grizzly boars. The area has more than 4,000 elk: about 900 black and 200 grizzly ! bears, 35 per cent of the state's I total. The Flathead, not including i Glacier national park, also has j 1,000 mountain goats by state fish ! and game and Flathead national forest estimates. White tailed deer number about 4,000 and mule deer over 1 , 000 . It's a size of Delaware-Rhode Island mountain and forest area uninhabited for most of the year. October's fair weather continued into the first morning of the regul ar hunting season. The sun was shining. Snow on the mountains was limited to smaller patches on north slopes. Autumn was better represented by great masses of gold, the turned larch and aspen, amidst the green. Telephone report Friday morning from Spotted Bear by Dispatcher Les Darling was: 172 hunters checked through. October 1 to 15 early season kill, 21 bull elk, 5 ^ oa ^' " grizzlies and 5 black bear. Also from Spotted Bear, Rh°da Kennel estimates 300 head of P ack horses in area. Hunters in Spotted Bear and Big Prairie dis t - r ' rt are believed to number 350. Jim and Jack Hutchens, White fish, are checkers at Hungry Horse station this year. From 7:30 Thursday evening when they op ened station until 10 a. m. Friday, j 00 hunters had checked through. Dispatcher Bob Croskrey. Cor | am ranger station, said the early season kill out by way of Corain was 24 elk. Acting Ranger Carter Helseth at Schaefer station in the Middle Fork radio-ed a total early J pre -October 15 kni of 23 buIl ell ^ 13 cows, 3 calves. 2 grizzlies and -3 black bear. In the area Thursday he kn<nv of 45 hunters. I From Big Creek on the North Fork. Dispatcher John Stentz Fri day morning reported no kills and Mrs. few hunters. Area is open to deer, not elk. There is dangerous smoke-fog condition as result of Hungry Horse reservoir area clearing and burning. The reduced road vis ion is from this side of Hungry Horse creek to Riverside creek. Another area is near Canyon creek on North Fork where slash is being burned. Hunter-caused forest and grass fire was 7 1 « acres destroyed near Big Prairie last weekend. Airplane service to hunters is offered i by flies from county airport to Schae fer meadows where he has a camp near continental divide. In past two weeks he has flown out six I elk. ■ Absent from Columbia Falls i high school Friday morning were nearly one third of the bo;is. Just I two girls were out. Wild Bill Trees Go at 32c Bale Montana 'ergreen company, KalispcU, were only and success ful bidders at 32 cents a halo for the 150.000 trees <30,000 bales) sold Monday by Flathead national 5ti Wild Bill creek tract forest No. 1. There was no bid received on Wild BUI creek tract No. 2 also 150.000 trees and six year con tract. Wild Bill creek tract No. 3 ( 30. 000 tree, or 6,000 bales) brought cents a bale from M. Walter company, Kalispell, and Tract No. 4 140.000 trees or an offer of 8,000 bales) saw James W. Woody Kalispell offering 45 cents a bale as compared to Montana Ever green company who bid 36 cents. thought it was me falling out of bed. It wasn't. It was a bear, and he ate up all the butter out on the back porch." Billy Price, 8, on his news beat in the village on Lake McDonald's south shore knocked on Mrs. Au All of the 27 who attend this one-room school can tell you of the onlooker at Monday morning's recess. He was a black bear whose head wagged from side to side as his eyes followed the path of the ball, derson's door, and got the story of the deer attempting to steal the trout from the Avalanche lake fishermen.