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Hungry Horse News
An Independent country weekly, published each Friday Entered at the Columbia Falla, Montana, post office as second class matter. The Hungry Horse and Glacier National Park area newspaper. Harold Tolley NATION AL fOlip tIAl As£bC*ATtoN Melvin Ruder- Editor Printer Subscription ratee — One year in Flathead county and Glacier Na tional Park $3-50; six months $2. Elsewhere $4 year; $2.50 six months. No subscriptions accepted for less than six months. (Address changes outside Flathead county are charged 25 cents). KSTi One of these days Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce should make a concentrated effort to correct what we think is a falsehood concerning weather in this section. Weather Libel In 1945, Montana Extension Service at Bozeman published circular No. 163, "Facts About Flathead County's Agriculture and Suggestions to Prospective Farmers " In this booklet there is a paragraph that says: a frost report late in August from the Flathead weather bureau, and Monday there was morning temperatures of 31 with a 28 degree reading at the co-operative station conducted by Mrs. Charles Powell, a fourth mile away. At the same time tomato plants in Kalispell were not affected. "Thfe growing season varies greatly between areas and from season to season. At Kalispell the average frost-free season is 149 days with a range of from 103 to 205 days. At Columbia Falls, only 15 miles from Kalispell, the length of growing season varies from 50 to 137 days with an average of 93 days." This will be our ninth fall in the Flathead, and we have yet to see any marked difference in the first killing frosts of late summer. An example has been this summer. There was Nor was the yard at the Hungry Horse News office. We checked Tuesday evening with Leon Lenon, who has a truck garden a block away. He reported; "Cucumbers show absolutely no sign of frost—nor did they late ip August—sweet corn in the whole Bad Rock section seems generally OK. We telephoned the Howard Buck gardens, five miles south of Columbia Falls. Mrs. Buck reported cucumbers not touched and her flowers fine. At the same time, we've heard that north of Columbia Falls on the edge of the timber there's been light frost. Ray Hall, U. S. weather observer at the airport, Wednesday morning, predicted a good chance for frost Thursday morning, valleywide. Up until May 12, 1949, the U. S. Weather Bureau station was on top of the post office building in Kalis pell, and there was a co-operative observer for a number of years—but not now—within a half dozen miles of Columbia Falls. Our thought is that readings reported for Columbia Falls were no more accurate concerning the commun ity's weather than is Kalispell finding the airport reports as typical of their city. There certainly has been variation, and an example of this was the three degree difference Monday on government thermome ters between the Powell residence and the airport station, a fourth mile away. Spring arrives a week or so later in this part of the Flathead valley than it does further south, but we've yet to notice any consistent differences in September frosts. >> What a strange flood of stories appear in the American press now with the new Russian "all-smiles attitude." Fortunately most of the junketing senators and representatives to Russia appear to be Republicans, and a number of "ultra-conservative" Republicans at Here's one story: London, Sept. 17 (AP)—An Amen can senator touring Russia was quoted by Moscow radio today as expressing surprise that the Soviet union is free of debt while the United States is $281,000,000,000 in the red. MR Journeys To Moscou j that. The broadcast of interview with Senator George Malone (R-Nev) said 'he found out that the U. S. S. R. had no national debt and contrasted this with the GN Consolidating No. 3-27, 4-28 As an economy measure, the Great Northern Railway is consolidating its Western Star and Fast Mail trains between Williston and Spokane, ef fective Sunday, Sept. 25. These trains have been operating as one in both directions between Spokane and Seattle for the past two years. Effective Sept. 25, the westbound train, operating as No. 3 will leave Columbia Falls at 1:30 p. m., and the eastbound No. 4 at 3:01 p. m. Present time for westbound No. 27 is 10:15 and No. 3, 2:29 p. m. and for eastbound No. 4 at 2:45 p. m. and No. 28 at 4:15 p. m. East of Williston, the Western Star and Fast Mail will continue to op erate separately in both directions. New schedule for westbound No. 3 is as follows: Browning, 10:58 a. m.; East Glacier Park, 11:25; Essex, 12:20 p. m.; West Glacier, 1:10 p. m.; Coram, 1:19; Columbia Falls, 1:30; Whitefish, 1:45 (10 minute stop), Olney, Stryker and Fortine, flag stops, Eureka, 3:15 p. m. Schedule for eastbound No. 4: Eu reka, 1:20 p. m., Whitefish, 2:35 (10 minutes); Columbia Falls, 3:01; Co ram, 3:15; West Glacier, 3:30; Es sex, 4:20; East Glacier, 5:20 and Browning, 5:40. New schedule for the Kalispell Whitefish Great Northern bus is as follows: Lv. Kalispell—5:50 a. m., 1 p. m. and 5:20 p. m. (it's a 30-min ute trip); Lv. Whitefish—6:40 a. m., 2:45 p. m. and 6:15 p. m. Announce New Mail Deadlines New schedule of make-up for mail leaving Columbia Falls effective Sept. 25, announced by Postmaster Dudley Greene, is as follows: 12:30 p. m. for westbound moil train No. 3. 1 p. m. for eastbound train No. 4. Trains No. 3 and 4 provide good airmail connections through Spo kane and Great Falls. Tie-up at the local pest office for westbound streamliner No. 1 and eastbound streamliner No. 2 (the next morning) catch pouches is 5 p. m. Big difference for local residents will be that the heaviest mail of the day from the east will be distrib uted about 2:30 p. m. instead of at 11:30 a. m. at present. However the mail from the west will be ited 1% hours earlier than at hea present. Details of a new schedule to serve Martin City and Hungry Horse have not been worked out Spokane Favors Lumber Office WHITEFISH-—Glacier View Lum ber Co. is opening lumber brokerage offices in the the Radio Central Bldg., Spokane. In charge of the Spokane office will be Theo Tillett, while Hy Van Allen will continue the Flathead branch at Whitefish Lumber Co. One of the reasons for opening the Spokane office is improved telephone communications. Reelect Officers Of Farmers Union BAD ROCK—Leslie Zabel was re elected president, and Don Caster line, vice president, when Bad Rock Farmers Union met, Friday evening. Named as secretary was Mrs. Er win Kloock, who succeeds Mrs. Tim Sullivan. Chairmen include Tim Sullivan, legislative, reelected; John Brocken, co-op chairman succeeding Erwin Kloock; Hubert Heilman, organizat ion, replacing Henry Casterline. NAME DELEGATES Delegates elected for state con vention, Oct. 21 to 24, Great Falls, were Mrs. Don Casterline and Hu bert Heilman. Alternates are Mrs. Jim Eckelberry and Leslie Zabel. County convention is Saturday at Sunrift hall. To represent Bad Rock Farmers Union are to be Mr. and Mrs. Charles Logan, Leslie Zabel, Mr. and Mrs. John Brocken, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Casterline. Named as their alternates were Hubert Heilman, Mrs. Jim Eckelberry, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bums, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Howell, Mrs. Leslie Zabel, Mrs. Jess Sparks, and Mrs. George Wendt. Speaking at Friday's meeting was Claude Johnson, Stevensville, who is a state director of the Montana Farmers Union. He spoke regarding organization drive. FIRST CARD PARTY Plans for first public card party, Oct. 8, were made. It was stated the party will begin promptly at p. m. Committee members will Mrs. Kloock and Mrs. Jim Eckel berry. Pinochle and 500 are to played, with prizes awarded and lunch served. Workday for Farmers Union mem bers is slated for Oct. 4. Plans are to erect a shed and other small building. Men are to bring tools. Ladies will serve potluck dinner noon. An achievement program is to given at the next business meeting, Oct. 21. At that time, awards will be given juniors, reserves, and pri mary reserves. These youth will present die special program. At the close of last week's meet United States debt of $281,000;000,000.' 'So, 'Malone was quoted as telling the Moscow radio interviewer, 'I am trying to understand your method of operation, the approach of the people to the government, their acceptance of it and what you produce, the methods of production and how you intend to better the standard of living of your people." This "gee, I never thought you had it so good" statement was from a Republican senator of question able ability who is never accused of being liberal. Perhaps Mr. Malone forgot that in a nation where a man cannot legally own a farm or home, the debt structure is different. We hope leading Democrats keep out of Russia and let the Republicans do the junketing. One benefit may be an end to the "red smear" campaigns that Montana knew well in the recent Murray-D'Ewart race. To overshadow other issues, Montanans were told that Moscow preferred a Democrat. Now with such rather stupid statements as Senator Malone's on the record, our political campaigns may become somewhat cleaner. The Republicans may finally shelve the worn "red smear" approach, and we hope the Democrats are sensible enough to use more actual issues. Despite the junketing congressmen and Moscow in smiles attitude, we cannot forget that this nation is spending most of its budget for wars, past, the armed camp present, and the future. Without Russia there wouldn't be a major war shadow. It is fine to see a reduction in international tension, but the whole picture is not much different. MR MR MR Magazine Salesman Magazine salesman with an "imperious" pitch was the annual visit to these parts of a representative of the United States Chamber of Commerce. For $15 you get "Nation's Business" and a "line" that you become a part of the great national organ ization that watches the spending of the tax dollar in Washington, D. C. We infuriated the salesman Tuesday, when we told him that our thought was we didn't always agree with the United States Chamber of Commerce, end we didn't want to subscribe to his magazine. He glared at us and said: "There's the 80 per cent majority and you are part of the minority." Personally we'd rather spend $5.50 a year and be a member of the National Geographic society re ceiving the National Geographic magazine. Shoot Anything Hunting is a major sport in this outdoor area, yet little has been done in the matter of hunier safety and especially safe handling of guns. An example was last Sunday morning near the Red Bridge. Mrs. T. S. Carter and Mrs. Henry Rahn tell about two boys, one about 16 and the other, 10 or so, shooting here and there with too little regard for fishermen on the river bank, cattle in the field or children at play. The ladies remarked that youngsters with rifles are a constant worry to the Red Bridge area which while wooded, has a number of homes. Last spring there was the report of a Columbia Falls housewife on Fourth Avenue East having a bullet whiz by apparently from a rifle on the flats. This situation has happened before. Sunday afternoon a motorist approaching Colum bia FaUs on Highway 40 had a windshield shattered apparently by a bullet, We should not wait for tragedy to alert this community to the need for teen-age classes in safe handling of guns and a target range. Casual shooting on the outskirts of the city certainly is an invitation for grief. — ing, refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Casterline were eve ning's committee members. H. H. News Type Face Rates High The Hungry Horse News this week was pleased to see The Spokesman Review adopt Corona eight point type in presenting news to readers. We were the more interested in the Spokesman's choice since the Hungry Horse News last June 17 changed to Corona type. The Hungry Horse News had been using Excelsior, which is a popu lar type face, but we wanted to im prove. After study, we picked Cor ona, and made the considerable in vestment for us. A newspaper in the Flathead with its 34,000 people can only achieve so much quantity. Quality is attainable here as much as anywhere in the nation, and we are quality minded. The Spokesman-Review both Mon day and Tuesday had front page stories on their new type (which we have used since June 17). The Spokesman commented: "Co rona is the result of years of type designing research. It is intended to give maximum legibility within its point size. It was selected by The Spokesman-Review after months of comparison with other available type faces. 'The final selection was made af ter the majority of a group of Spo kane's leading oculists expressed the opinion that it was the preferred type of examples submitted to them for examination . . 8 LaBrie, Whitefish fire chief. MR Teen Age Editorial To the Editor In behalf of the Hungry Horse Community club and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Patterson in charge of teen age activities, I wish to thank you for the wonderful editorial (Aug. 26) you put in your paper in regards teenage recreation at Hungry Horse. Mrs. J. W. Patterson Court Directs Building Removal KALISPELL—A dilapidated budd ing on the edge of the Whitefish business district is slated for de struction as a result of court order. Judge Dean King in Flathead dis trict court last Friday directed the state fire marshal to proceed with enforcement that will lead to wreck ing a building on lots l and 2, block 26. Whitefish owned by Roy LaBar. The order was made out to Arthur [W-'< H«#! Wm A g|p h i ,-v*. fey] 7 ' - A \ M Birch Grove students with their teacher, Mrs. Lenora Hill, and Mrs. Ray Hail and Mrs. James Dye providing cars had a field day. Sept. 14? including the weather bureau, Christmas tree farm, H. H. News Hungry Horse Dam, The Trap and Huffine's Museum. Making the trip were: (front row) Nancy Bruner, i Sandra Walters, Helen Dye, Garey Fritz, Carl Dye and Cheryl Olsen; (middle row) Mrs. Hall, Karen Bibb, Oran Walters, Bobby Casne, Samuel Casne and Dolores Hall; (back row) Mrs. Dye, Carter Fritz, Nancy Nelson and Mrs. Hill. Anaconda plant has visitor guided tours but not for persons under 14 years of age. Birch Grove Students Visit Flathead by LBH club (Mrs. Earl Fritz, chief reporter) LASALLE—Birch Grove school children and teacher, Mrs. Lenora Hill, enjoyed a field trip Sept. 14. Mrs. Jim Dye and Mrs. Ray Hall assisted by furnishing cars for trans portation. The group made their first stop at Flathead county airport where they visited the weather bureau. Ray Hall showed them how the bureau oper ates and they also saw some small planes take off. The children en joyed letting a large balloon go up. Carter Fritz had the honor of hand ling the balloon. The next stop was at the tree farm located near the Midway theatre. Here nearly one million fir trees have been planted to be transplant ed later and most of them used for Christmas trees. Frank Wheelock, representing the Treasure State Ev ergreens explained methods of scien tifically harvesting Christmas trees and machine planting of young trees. Next stop was the Hungry Horse News printing plant where the group saw machinery used in producing a weekly newspaper. At Hungry Horse Dam, Don Run dell, who served as their guide, met the group at the administration buil ding and accompanied them to the dam and down the elevator and through the power plant. The group then went to the Trap and saw the wild animals and ex hibits of fur and mounted heads. Mrs. Don Huffine explained many of the customs of olden times and significance of another display of Huffine's Museum. The day was very enjoyable 4 «Aid educational for all and plans are now underway for different groups of children getting together and mak ing scrap books on literature of the various places. The project of the school is, "Flathead County." VISITORS PROM SHELBY Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McNamer of Shelby, called at the Earl Fritz home, Sunday. The McNamers have not visited here for 12 years and were greatly impressed by the ex pansion of industry and improve ment of the valley. The Rev. and Mrs. Walter Holz heimer were dinner guests at the Ted Hanson home, Sept. 11. He is serving as pastor for the Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalispell and for the Trinity Lutheran congregat ion at Columbia Falls until the vac ant post at Kalispell is filled. Ronnie Jacobson is home on leave from overseas visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abel Jacobson. Ron nie has been serving in Japan, Kor ea and the Far East. Word from the Edwin Schlenzes is that Shirley and Dale Geathle and son Eddie visited them last week^ Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bernard vis ited at the George Miller home, Sat urday. A Navy buddy, Henry McKinney of 'Blackfoot, Idaho, visited with Leonard Dybing a few days last week. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dybing visited at the Edwin Schlenz home at Low er Valley, Sunday. Schlenz was elected president of the Whirl-A-Way Square Dance Club Saturday and Mrs. Roger Taylor, secretary. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cain of Col umbia Falls, visited at the Harold Garner home, Saturday. There were several sad children in the Birch Grove neighborhood Saturday when Delores Hall found her horse, "Pet" lying in the woods with a broken leg. The veternarian set the leg in a cast but all efforts failed. "Pet" was loved by all and will be greatly missed. BOOSTERS MEET The LaSalle Boosters 4-H club met with Dennis Wylder, Friday. Neil Graham acted as chairman and roll call was answered with, "What I Learned at the Fair." It was decided to present the play, "Custer's Last Sit", at the Soldiers Home, Sept. 29. Bill Stiles and Neil Graham gave a report on 4-H club congress at Bozeman. Next meeting place will be at the Sam Casne home with roll call answered with, "Improvements for Our Club." Mrs. Wylder served a lovely lunch. The Rev. and Mrs. Walter R. Holzheimer, Columbia Falls, moved into their new parsonage last week, and Saturday were proud parents of a son who has been named, Tim othy Ray. A get-together meeting of the young people of the Columbia Falls Trinity Lutheran church will be Sun day evening Sept 25 at 7 p. m. at the Ted Homan home. California Visitors WEST GLACIER—Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Beatty, Compton, Calif., were visiting Mr . and Mrs. M. E. Beatty this week. The men are brothers. 1 Logan Pass Has Autumn Look by Apgar school APGAR —We thought we had never seen the Logan pass look more beau tiful than it did Sunday, with a fresh white covering of snow, some turning leaves of red and yellow, brave little flowers blooming at the edge of the snow. It was a little cold on the pass even with bright sun shine. Coming down a big fat bear was holding up a line of cars. About time for him to go to bed for the winter. Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Harrington, Apgar are taking an extension course from Montana State university. It is being given by Dr. Browder in Columbia Falls. Ray Price is back to work today after two weeks at home from a minor operation. Grandma Brewster has moved into Alice Wiles home. She thinks it is a neat, comfortable place. Don na helped pack and unpack dishes and Beverlie and Darline helped too. Grandma Brewster says she is feeding squirrels and camp robbers that Charles Boice had been feeding before he and his parents left for Minnesota. Bud Gove, a snare drum teacher, came to our school and showed us how to drum. We each got to play on his drum, and then he drummed while we tumbled and twirled. Bud Gove has moved to Kalispell now. I Mrs. Jenkinson came over to the school house Friday and showed us* some pictures, as well as lava and sand rock. She had sent over two Arizona magazines; one on Navaho and one was on birds. We enjoyed hearing about her trip to Arizona. "There was beautiful new snow on the mountains. It was a pretty view Sunday with boats on the lake and the pretty blue sky and snow cover ed mountains," says Neil. Neil and his dad, Eddie Brewster were dashing around this evening, packing to go to Kintla lake for two days fishing. They were both pretty excited over the trip. We hope theyj catch fish. Mickie tells us, "We haven't a home for dog Daisy yet. She is get ting some new teeth and goes around chewing on things like sticks of wood. Sometimes she chews on the wrong thing. The other day we got some new mattresses. Daisy chewed on the paper around them but she didn't chew the mattresses. Writes Lynne: My mother and father went to Seattle and my broth er, Connie and I stayed with my grandmother until they returned. Mrs. Wallace Floren returned home from Columbia Heights after spending some time there taking care of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Floren. Clyde Floren had been taken suddenly ill while visiting the Mr. and Mrs. Art Florens. He has! improved and has returned to his home in Havre. The other night we narrowly miss ed running over a porcupine which was waddling along in the dark car tracks and was barely discern . fiïi LOOK OUT FOR YOUR COMFORT THIS WINTER Cold Weather's A-Comin' Be Prepared ORDER FUEL OIL NOW PHONE 444 SMITH BROS Columbia. Falls ODOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC able. First time I ever saw a por cupine hurry. Bill Mackin Sr. drove Bill Jr. over Spokane Sunday to enter Gonzaga university. Billie Mackin Jr. used go to Apgar school. He graduated from Columbia Falls high last spring. Good luck. Billie. Mrs. Sloan, Martha, Ted, Pel myra and family were Sunday vis itors at the W. R. Mackin home. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schack and family were Sunday visitors at the Bea Washburns home. We received some nice books from the state extension library, Missoula, and are enjoying them. We have a letter written by a Lady in Waiting, by order of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Eng land. Henry Elwood sent it to us to keep a year while he is in England. We had sent the calendar "Schools" made by Mr. Elwood 's junior high classes in Kalispell to Mrs. Jex of England, and she sent it to the queen. The queen liked it. We were ; Sfftjaitmjktkeji'ij THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND Wahington, D. C. "INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED" Colonel George S. Howard CONDUCTOR Featuring Fmww SINGING SERGEANTS and TALENTED SOLOISTS : * * TRULY GREAT MUSIC BY A GREAT BAND KALISPELL FCHS GYM Thursday, Sept. 29—8 p m Tickets at Door GENERAL ADMISSION $1.00 Here and There Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dofelmire and son, Bremerton, Wash., left Friday, their home. They visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Blind strom, and other relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Lundstrom spent the weekend at Malta. Pfc. Ronald Thomas left last week for Fort Campbell, Ky., after spend ing almost three weeks with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Thomas and family. Joe Reese, Sr., has sold his Nox well as tavern and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lewis mov ed, Friday, into the home they pur chased from Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tolley. acreage as cafe to the Washington Water Pow er Co. He is completing a reservier clearing contract. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reese, Jr., and four children (she the former Margaret Marantette) are returning to Pas Robles, Calif. one of the 12 schools on the calendar so were given 43 calendars to send out. One went to England. Jackie Washburn is tearing down the log cabin that was burned last spring. Gilbert, Mickie, Neal are helping too. We have a lovely African violet from Mrs. Gibb, post mistress of West Glacier. The violet plant is in bloom; it has three white flowers with a little purple on them and yellow in the center and with lovely green leaves around them. It is sit ting on our window in a green flower pot. Thank you, Mrs. Gibb. Susan wrote: Friends from White fish, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hodgden vis ited us Sunday. Mother was glad to see them because they were parents of a girl she had gone to high school with. They go to Arizona every win ter to live with Mabel, their daugh ter, and they read about the Apgar school in the Hungry Horse News down there. 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The hostess club for the day is the Mountain View Birth day club of 22 members under the direction of Mrs. Max Graham, pres ident. Reports of summer and fall act ivities will be given, and three new council officers will be elected. The council holds three meetings yearly in different parts of the county. Mrs. Andy Anderson, Route 2, Mrs. Homer Normann, Lakeside, Mrs. Fred Schmauch, and Mrs. Walt Manning of Kalispell will report on the State Council Meeting in Boze man as part of the afternoon pro gram. All officers of home demonstrat ion clubs are urged to attend and club members are welcome. Mrs. Klaas DeWit, Columbia Falls is Flathead county home demonstrat ion council president. Engineers Ball, Saturday Event Third annual Operating Engineers ball will be held at the Blue Moon Saturday evening. It is one of the largest social affairs in the Flat head. The Blue Moon orchestra will pro vide the music. Prizes include a 30-06 Winchester rifle and an electric deep fryer. Admission is $1 with ladies free. The Operating Engineers AF of L, local 371 including all of western Montana has 500 members. Committee members for the dance are as follows: Beryl Wagner, Jake Choat, Jesse Sparks and Joe Cross white.