'56 Fords Go
The 1956 Ford with new safety
features and increased horsepower
to 202, goes on display at the two
Flathead Ford dealers starting Fri
Showing the 1956 Fords will be
Garey Motor Co., Kalispell and
Rygg Ford, Whitefish.
Ford engineers have developed a
"lifeguard design" in their 1956
models to prevent, or reduce the
severity of, injuries due to auto
The company is the first in the in
dustry to adopt the safety concept
of "packaging the passenger" as a
means of limiting accidental injury.
The new safety features include;
A deep-center safety steering
wheel (standard equipment) which
will absorb the energy generated in
a crash and distribute the force over
the driver's chest, helping to prevent
him from striking the steering col
Safety door latches (standard
equipment) designed to prevent
doors from springing open under im
pact, thus protecting passengers
from being thrown to the road;
Safety rear-view . mirrors (stand
ard equipment) with a special back
ing to keep the glass from falling out
Seat belts (optional) structurally
anchored to the car with a steel
plate, to retain occupants inside
the vehicle and reduce the chance
of being thrown forward;
Crash cushioning (optional) for in
strument panels and sun visors,
which is five times more absorbent
than sponge rubber.
In addition. Ford has redesigned
the mirror frame, and the front and
back seat supports have been
strengthened to reduce the possibil
ity of seats coming loose in an
Styling advances in the Ford for
'56 include a new grille with oblong
parking lights at the outer ends, set
in frames which wrap around the
fender sides. Body side molding is
re-styled for Fairlane, Station Wagon
and Customline models. Newly de
signed tail lamps and deck lid han
dles, a larger hood ornament, and
a completely new instrument panel
offered in all models.
For safer driving, all instruments
are clustered under a glare-prevent
ing hood directly in front of the
driver. All controls are directly
lighted for night driving.
In V-8 Fairlane cars, dual exhaust
ports emerge at the sides of re-de
signed rear bumpers.
Ford stylists have introduced 13
exterior colors in the 1956 line—
among them platinum grey and man
Upholstery and trim selections
matched to exterior colors, with
as five different interior
color combinations in Fairlane mod
els. Up to 21 optional two-tone ex
combinations are offered
in the line, with choices varying ac
cording to model and series.
A "Thunderbird Y-8" engine leads
the power selections available for
1956. It is installed on Fairlane and
Station Wagon models, and develops
202 horsepower for Fordomatic, or
200 hp. for overdrive or standard
transmission. Customline and Main
line Fords offer' a Y-8 engine devel
oping 176 hp. for Fordomatic, or
173 hp. for overdrive or conventional
drive. Also, the economical Ford six,
increased to 137 hp, is available on
all models with all transmission
types. , .
An addition to the line is the Park
lane Station Wagon, a two door car
which offers an eight by five-foot
load space with tailgate extended.
It is fitted inside with deluxe up
holstery and trim combinations, and,
has special bright metal trim inside
and outside. Early in the model
year, Ford will start production on
a new four door Victoria style in
which side pillars have been elimin
ated to provide all-around vision.
A 12-volt electrical system is stan
dard on 1956 models, providing 80
cent faster engine cranking and
more capacity to handle the in
creasing number of accessories be
ing ordered on cars today. The new
30-ampere Ford generator has 61
per cent greater output than last
year's model. Batteries have 22 per
cent more capacity.
Optional convenience and comfort
features in the 1956 Fords include
power steering, as well as power
operated brakes, seats, and window
lifts. Air conditioning, fresh air heat
ers, and tinted safety glass are avail
able. This year Ford offers a signal
seeking radio which automatically
selects new stations. A dual range
automatic control adjusts the set
for city or country listening.
To Hold Meeting Here
The Rev. M. J. Wilcox, Great
Falls, district superintendent will
in Columbia Falls next Wednesday.
He is to meet with local Metho
dists, as well as the Whitefish
ficial board and interested members.
Time is 7:30 p. m. at the parish
A coffee hour will follow this first
REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN FOR
IN COLUMBIA FALLS THIS FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY FROM 10 A. M. TO 11:30 A. M.
AND FROM 2 UNTIL 4 P. M.
AT THE METHODIST PARISH HOUSE
For four and five year-old children Classes will
be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
CLASSES WILL INCLUDE CREATIVE WORK, RHYTHM BAND,
MANNERS, GROUP SINGING AND COOPERATION WITH OTHERS
MRS. LILLIAN BELL
THREE SERIES—The four-door sedan, traditional
American family car, is offered in three series by Ford for 1956—
in on»"»* th St 9 ?l Ine 3nd Mainlinè - Abov ® is the Customline four-door
Will i th , e 21 J 1 ï ro ' tone paint Combinations offered on models which
TSuSfSSZJP d ^ 1Cr 1 Friday ' September 23 ' A Iower »oof
are Vmonî io « * Park,ng lamps ' a new desi g" ot boà V side moldings
J"® g 1 ? 5 f F > rd a PPearance changes. Thunderbird Y-8 engines in
. - models develop 202 horsepower for Fordomatic drive, or 200
p or overdrive or conventional drive. In the Customline and Mainline
!i!r :neS , P J °. UCe 176 hp for Fordomatic, or 173 hp for overdrive"
conventional drive. The 137 hp Ford I-Block six also is available in
all models with all transmission types. * in
LIFEGUARD DESIGN—A mother makes sure that her son is
I securely seated in a 1956 Ford Sunliner. The new Fords, which will be
J shown to the public Friday (September 23) incorporate five safety
(features in a "lifeguard design" intended to reduce chances of acci
dental injury. On all new Fords, safety-designed steering wheels, door
latches and rear view mirrors are standard equipment. Wheels are
designed to absorb force if the driver is thrown forward, reducing
the chance his chest might strike the steering column hub. Safety
door latches (lower left) will resist crash impact, and help keep
passengers «inside the car where they are twice as safe, according to
research figures. Mirrors have a special backing to hélp prevent shat
tering. Optional seat belts will withstand up to 4,000 pounds of force.
Optional crash cushions for instrument panels and sun -visors will
provide added protection if is thrown forward.
In Grain Shows
by W. W. Mauritson,
county extension agent
KALISPELL—With the exception
of a few fields, particularly oats,
most of the harvest is in. This has
been one of the better harvest sea
sons of recent years.
Coming during the next few
months are several grain shows.
The first among these will be thp>
International at Chicago in late
Several years ago I had an op
portunity to see this show. Space
is allotted by states. Several neigh
boring states had beautiful displays.
Sad to say, Montana had one lonely
display of clover seed.
Why not take a 30 pound sample
of your best wheat, barley or oats
and clean it up for this show?
We will have entry forms here in
about three weeks.
The 9th Annual Montana Seed show
will be the last week of February.
Twenty pounds will make a sample
of wheat, oats, barley. The Kalis
pell Chamber of Commerce spends
a lot of money to provide this show.
Why don't you as a grain farmer
support the show, too.
We take the wheat sample and
send from the show here in Kalispell
to the wheat show at the Winter
Fair in Bozeman.
Let's get behind these shows in
Flathead county. There is a lot of
good bright uniform grain. Don't
wait too long to do it—it doesn'
take long to do. Just decide you
will - and call the office for details.
Christian Choir Names
New Year's Officers
Officers of the Christian church
choir were elected, Tuesday evening.
Named as president was Mrs. Les
lie Zabel, with Mrs. A1 Reid, secre
tary-treasurer; and Garland Grady,
librarian. Choir director is Mrs. Tom
Shelton, with Mrs. Clark Grady, pia
Project of choir members this year
is starting of an organ fund. Last
year, the group purchased choir
robes. The Christian choir will be
among those participating in com
munity presentation of Handel's
Messiah this Christmas.
Meets at Rocco
HUNGRY HORSE —Dinner was
served to members and guests of
Glacier Toastmasters club Sept. 15,
at the Club Rocco.
An interesting meeting was con
ducted by Mrs. Margaret Ness,
president, and fellow officers; Mrs.
Leona Harrington and Mrs. Laura
Marble, West Glacier.
Topic mistress, Mrs. Myrtice
Powell, West Glacier, assigned
quotations of famous authors to sev
eral members for their impromptu
interpretations. Toastmistress, Mrs.
Edith Humphrey, Coram, introduced
Mrs. Ruth Joseph, West Glacier,
who spoke on "The Secret of Suc
cessful Speaking", and Mrs. Ruth
McGuire, Marlin City, who present
ed a review "Worlds in Collision".
Mrs. Marble, West Glacier, lexi
cologist, presented "Words and their
Mrs. Grace Fehlberg, of Coram,
gave constructive criticisms of
speakers in her role as evaluator.
Mrs. Edna Jensen, Martin City,
Mrs. Ethel Meinzer and Mrs. Mar
garet Warren, West Glacier, were
guests entertained by the club.
Keglers Club Has
KALISPELL—Fire damage to the
Keglers club locker rooms, bar and
loungë and smoke damage to the re
mainder of the building may reach
$40,000 as the result of flames which
swept through the south part of the
building early Monday morning,
R. W. Erickson, owner, discovered
the blaze when he went into the
basement shortly after 2 a. m. to
check the furnace.
Mrs. Erickson had heard a crack
ling noise and when Erickson entered
the basement and checked on what
he thought was a light burning he
found smoke and flames.
Intense „ smoke prevented him
from reaching a telephone so he
ran to the Kalispell Fire depart
ment to summon assistance. A gen
eral alarm was sent out on the siren
at 2:10 a. m.
Fire hoses were run through the
front door of the bar and through
a window on the south side of the
A second fire truck reached the
scene about 2:25 a. m. and a posi
tion was taken at the rear of the
building with hoses ready to fight
the fire from that angle. All fire
fighting however was directed from
the east and south sides of the
building with Chief Price in charge.
The flames originated in the
locker room beneath the front and
rear bars and quickly worked its
way into the main lounge.
Cause of the fire has not as yet
Son for Holzheimers
The Rev. and Mrs. Walter Holz
heimer are parents of a son bom,
Saturday, at Kalispell General hos
pital. The baby was named Timothy
Ray. He weighed seven pounds, six
Mrs. Holzheimer and baby returned
home, Wednesday, to their new
home. It was built by L. P. Barney
Reverend Holzheimer is new resi
dent minister for Missouri Synod
the Lutheran church.
Third Tprirkor Fnr
1 mm I GQCIlGr ror
WEST GLACIER—Bertha Olsen,
a two year graduate of Western
Montana college at Dillon, has been
employed by the District 6 school
board to teach the first and second
been determined. Price will be con
ducting further examinations, but
said possibility of a cigarette hav
ing been dropped on upholstery in
the locker room is being considered.
grade at West Glacier. Mrs. Sarah
Stillings has the third and fourth
grades and Mrs. Myrtice Powell,
principal, the fifth and sixth.
West Glacier enrollment now 55,
was 48 opening day compared to
36 a year ago, partially as a result
of U. S. highway No. 2 construction
underway. West Glacier had two
teachers last year.
Miss Olsen had been working at
the West Glacier cafe this summer,
not intending to find a position un
til after Christmas following a trip
to California. She was on hand for
the local vacancy.
BUS FOR NYACK
A school bus for the Nyack child
ren is indicated. The Flathead coun
ty transportation committee has au
thorized a bus, and a bid call is
Hungry Horse Has
New Home Owners
by Mrs. Ray Quigley
HUNGRY HORSE—Hungry Horse
has gained two more home owners,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis and Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Kickbush. The Jim
Davis family have bought the
Westerfield house and they moved
from Kalispell, Monday. They have
three small children. The Kickbush
family bought the Overose house,
which they have been renting for
several years. Roy, who was for
merly employed at the Mobile
Service, Hungry Horse, is now an
employe of AAC. The Kickbushes
have four children.
Jim Willows now has two bureau
houses moved on two full basements.
Sandy Knudsen and Don Nelson have
been helping Jim in his construction
and moving operations.
Mrs. Ray Swanger and son, Roger,
spent Monday visiting in Bigfork.
Dennis Stringer of Columbia Falls
visited at the Ray Quigley home over
the weekend, a guest of their son,
Bruce Osborne, home on leave
from the Army, has been visiting
the canyon. Bruce is the son of Mrs.
Faye Hoageland of Columbia Falls.
Here Today! NEW56 FORD!
The fine car at half the fine car price !
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With ;ïiëw) 202h.p. Thunderbird Y'8
New 202-h.p. Thunderbird Y-8 engine is avail
able in Fordomatic Fairlanes and Station Wagons.
In Fordomatic Customlines and Mainlines you
can have the 176-h.p. Y-8. And Ford's new
187-h.p. Six is available in all 18 models.
with Inew Thunderbi rd styling
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The new '56 Ford looks like the Thunderbird!
You'll find the same graceful lines ... the same
long, low silhouette... the same dashing appear
ance ... styling which helped the fabulous Ford
Thunderbird to win America's heart.
with. ;hew Lifeguard Design
• • •
Ford's new Lifeguard features are: a new deep
center design steering wheel, to act as a cushion
in event of accident . . . double-grip door locks
to reduce chance of doors opening under shock
. . . optional padding for control panel and sun
visors to help lessen injuries . . . optional seat
belts to help keep occupants in seats.
lor '56, Ford brings you the greatest safety news
in a generation ... Lifeguard Design. In coopera
tion with universities, medical associations and
safety experts, Ford learned the cause of most
injuries in accidents. To provide extra
protection against these hazards Ford developed
the new Lifeguard features described at right.
But there is still more wonderful news! Ford
brings you Thunderbird power in a modern deep
block Y-8 . . . Thunderbird beauty, too . . .
rich new interiors . . • quality throughout.
See it ... try it.. . you'll agree the '56 Ford
is the fine car at half the fine car price.
new '56 FORD
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Half moon School
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Pose Graham. New pupils are Linda
f nd Bernice Johnsrud, who came
from Saco; two Danford children,
(jeraldme a P d William, who last
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Falls; Roger Relier last yep wj»s a
student a. St. Matthews m Kalis
pell. Lawrence Mack and Linda
Johnsrud are the two first graders.
Last week Bill Mack, school clerk,
and Jack Schutzman installed play
ground equipment in the school
year. Concrete was poured for
pit where the electric pump is to
be installed and soon the hot and
cold water tanks will be in place,
all welcome improvements.
The youngsters held their first
citizenship club meeting Friday af
ternoon to elect the following offic
ers: Johnnie Nauman, president;
Nancy Nauman, vice president, and
Joann Harris, secretary. During
business meeting which followed
the members made rules for the
use of playground equipment. Sounds
like school was in full swing for this
Word from the Dean Jellisons in
Dayton, Ohio, states that Mrs. Jelli
son is playing a part in "Blithe
Spirit", a production to be presented
Oct. 7 and 8 in Dayton. She is also
taking a drama course at Antioch
college which has an outstanding
drama department. Joan majored
in drama at Montana State university
and was graduated in 1952.
Merle Knapton of Whitefish; Mrs.
Hans Nielson has improved en
ough that he has been moved from
Kalispell General hospital to a con
valescent home on Fifth street west
in Kalispell. His brothers, Tom and
Jim Nielson, who were called here
when Hans became ill, have re
turned home to Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Graham, Jr.,
and three children of Fort Worth,
Tex., are visiting Mr. Graham's
parents and will be here about ten
days. Sunday the Byron Graham,
Sr., home was the gathering place
for a Graham family dinner to hon
or the visitors. Kinsfolk enjoying
hospitality were the Lloyd Grahams
of Essex and their sons, Allan and
Keith and families; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Graham and daughter, Mrs.
Crane of Kalispell; Mr. and Mrs.
Dallas Graham and family and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Graham and
three children, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Graham and family and Jean Cus
ick - The three sons stm at home
are Frank, Larry, and Neil.
The Graham family has been the
hub of the LaSalle community almost
s j nce the turn of the century. Grand
/father Sam Graham lived originally
on w hat is now the Flathead county
Airport The Grahams had seven
children, all of whom still live in
the Flathead and when the clan
gathers, three generations of them
now> (instructions were don't you
dare tell how many), there's really
a i 0 t 0 f enviable fun.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Graham, Jr.,
and children were dinner guests
Monday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Montpetit at Creston.
the'Mrs. Montpetit is Byron, Jr.'s aunt,
Gene Kilpatrick, who has spent
the summer at Galata, where he is
employed on the Carl Akelstad
ranch, spent Sunday and Monday
at home. He came over especially
for National Guard inspection, and
returned Monday evening,
L. McDonald's have a Chester
white sow that had 20 baby pigs,
Wednesday night. Three of them died
but the other 17 are still frisking
about. Mac was busy rustling light
wires and extensions to help Mama
keep the little ones warm, after
tbe T ain Thursday and Friday cool
: ed .J. atmosphere.
L Adce Brunner has enrolled as
f r 'eshman at Columbia Falls high
I scb e°l this year. She has a mile to
wabc to catch the bus, this distance
nothing to Alice. She always
bad *-he farthest hike of any to come
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Lillian Tubb and Faye McNabb
were Wednesday evening guests at
the Charles Jellison home.
4 First graders at LaSalle school
are Irving Harder and Linda Gra
ham. There are 13 pupils with Doro
thy Garvin teaching.
L. C. Oldham of Amarillo, Texas,
who has been visiting with his
daughter, Mrs. H. J. Kilpatrick, ac
companied Mr. and Mrs. Kilpatrick
to Yellowstone National Park for
few days last week. They report the
weather perfect and the tourist sea
son waning so it was a thoroughly
Donald and Ronald Graham and
Bruce Jellison left Sunday for Boze
man and Montana State college.
Donald will be a junior. He is maj
oring in soils and is editor of the
1955-56 Montanan. Ronald will be
freshman and is planning on enroll
ing in agricultural engineering.
Bruce, also a freshman, will major
in electrical engineering.
20 PIGS IN UTTER
Could this be some kind of record?
^ stall at!o n »>""«* Set
For CYF Officers
Installation dinner for Christian
Youth fellowship members is set for
Sept. 30. Serving the six o'clock
dinner will be mothers. Taking
charge are Mrs. Leslie Zabel and
Mrs. Gene Lance.
Installing will be done by Pastor
Tom Shelton. Evening will include a
"Look into the CYF Future," as well
as discussion of past achievements.
To be installed are Roberta Sand
erson, president; Marjorie DeWit,
vice president; Peggy Jo Reid, sec
retary; and Edwin Donaldson, trea
surer. Committee chairmen are Gar
land Grady, worship; Joe Moody,
study; Grace Marie DeWit, enlist
ment; Alan Zabel, service; and
Frank Cada, recreation.
B P W Schedules
First Fall Meeting
Columbia Falls BPW will hold
their first fall meeting next Wednes
day. The dinner meeting is to start
at 7 p. m. at the Columbia Lunch
(formerly Snack Shack.)
Members and prospective mem
bers are urged to attend. Cancellat
ions are to be made with Mrs. Cecil
Hudson, telephone 85-L, by Friday
Officers met at the home of Mrs.
Ben Hyndman, president, Monday
evening, for a planning session.
Local BPW members are invited
to Poison for their BPW international
roundup and career hobby show,
Oct. 1. A dessert luncheon is set for
1:30 with entertainment and show to
follow. Place is the Elks hall, there.
HOME OF HOMES
2 BEDROOM HOME
Even has a television and Automatic Washer and Dryer
FENCED IN BACK YARD
TWO CAR GARAGE
LOW DOWN PAYMENT —
— BUY WITH CONFIDENCE —
LOANS — BONDS — INSURANCE — REAL ESTATE
MYRON L. G0HN AGENCY
Pastor Shelton Will
CnOfllf Sn Frvllc
Pastor Tom Shelton of Columbia
Falls Christian church will speak,
Friday, in Great Falls.
That evening, he will use "New
Church Development Campaign" as
topic as he speaks to the Central
Christian church congregation there,
This is a state Christian church pro
ject with goal of $5,000 to be raised
during the fiscal year of 1955-56.
Of the $5,000, $2,000 is designated
for Columbia Falls, with $2,000 for
Whitefish, and $1,000 for the Billings
Next Sunday evening, Pastor Shel
ton will attend the CYF installation
of officers at Central Christian
Columbia Falls CYF will meet
at the local church at 6:30 p. m.,
with Mrs. Tom Shelton.
Emil Gehn Compiling
H. H. Project Report
HUNGRY HORSE—Emil Gehri,
Boise, civil engineer at the Bureau
of Reclamation regional office, is
on assignment at Hungry Horse for
two weeks compiling the 1954 project
Gehri was an engineer on the Hun
gry Horse project from 1948 until
The Gehris' daughter, Marlene,
now a senior at Boise high school,
this summer went to Great Britain,
France, Germany, Italy and Swit
zerland with her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Byron F. Moye, Tacoma,
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