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Hungry Horse News
An Independent country weekly, published each Friday Mitered at the Columbia Falla, Montana, post office as second class natter. The Hungry Horse and Glacier National Park area newspaper. Harold Tolley- Printer NATIONAL EDITOtlAL 5 EI Maivln Ruder-r Editor N Bubacrlptlon rate« — 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 lor less than six months. (Address changes outside Flathead county are charged 25 cents). fôûT B Aimoatmm U 7 -üths of Winter Average Flathead winter has 12 days with read ings zero or below. Federal observer Ray Hall at the airport Wednesday afternoon said that November so far has had six sub-zero days with one more—Thurs day—expected. In the way of figures let's hope that we've had 7/12 of our winter. It was 14 below Wednesday morn ing. In 52 years the coldest Kalispell reading for Nov ember was a 12 below in 1921. The ordinary year has less than one sub-zero November reading. It would seem that for years to come, we'll he able to talk about the winter of November, 1955 and MR we are not kidding. The New High School Here in District 6 we are thinking in terms of a new high school. The 18.4 acre site was purchased last summer. It is impractical to draw up plans for a new high school in a spring and then start construction in the summer. The whole problem and what type of plant is desired should be studied for several years. Once erected that building must serve and last. Present high school enrollment is over 300. A min • imum enrollment figure of 500 should be used for the future building considering national and area growth. Perhaps the most practical starting point for construction of the new high school plant is laying out the 18.4 acres, and locating the spot for a new athletic field. We should give thought to achieving this one phase in 1956. Columbia Falls grade school is seriously short of playground space, and the present athletic field is next door. As an athletic field it lacks track facilities as well as li gh ts and presentable bleachers. Assets are a good turf and proximity to the schools. In p lanning for a new high school and its athletic field we should consider ideas that are being brought out in school plants over the nation, and more espec ially in this and neighboring states. The Lewistown Daily News this week had a picture of the new athletic field at South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City. Lewistown liked the plan. On one side of the football field there are terraces (hat serve as ramps for cars. Facilities are made for parking a half dozen rows of cars with each row several feet higher than the one in front. As a result fana attending night football games can sit in their cars or in bleachers. American design of football stadiums has followed the Roman pattern, and it is about time that we take in to account features of this age. Our Montana nights certainly favor parking and view facilities for auto mobiles at football games. The new Columbia Falls high school land has a rim that might be adapted for such purposes. More effort should be made to have American holidays add up to long weekends. In most instances observances of holidays are joyous occasions-days to be with the family. This being the case there is more to look forward to, if there is a Sunday and Monday off rather than a Wed nesday holiday Canadians give this view more thought than do we. For example the Queen's birthday observance is set by proclamation, and a Monday in June appears to be nicked There is also an English custom of Boxing day following Christmas day. Boxing aspect seems to be forgotten but in Canada, as a result, we understand Christmas is a two-day holiday. We'U have that same situation with Christmas and New Years here this winter, coming as they do on £jLj ay Thanksgiving day in Canada is the second Monday MR Long Weekends in October, and if we were in Canada Re: Editorial On Evening Schedule There has been favorable comment about the Hungry Horse News Nov. 4 editorial that proposed better ut ilization of evenings. The editorial proposed in part that since a family attended but one church, it would be a good idea for certain evenings of the week to be reserved for church activities. As it is, scheduling of a community-wide event at this time always seems to conflict with some church meeting. Additional idea is that school ac tivities be confined to certain even ings. Objective is to better make these seven days and evenings go around. MR Annual Christmas Seal Drive Starts Annual Christmas seal drive spon sored by the Montana Tuberculosis Association is underway this week. Proclamation of Governor J. Hugo Aronson includes ^information that Montana during the Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 1955 period had 347 new cases of tuberculosis, which is an increase of 55 new cases over the same period of 1954. Governor Aronson's proclamation states that the annual Christmas seal sale is the sole means of fi nancial support for the Montana Tu berculosis Association. Of each $1 raised, 94 cents remains in Mon tana. Local benefits include the mobile Xray project that every few years visits each county. Examinations FLATHEAD (Poet 7 A Gönnen . . . Wait With M« Brother Don't walk so fast brother. Please, wait, wait with me. 'AÉ.sky is so beautiful. jjfcKlftok up and fee, so brother, fly in pairs, Gase up at the treetops. Breathe deep the sweet air. Don't hurry Watch birds goon time win have gone brother, I wish we could stay. To gaae at the sunset Forever this way. A. O. M. and given to far beyond our are made to determine the presence of tuberculosis. The Christmas seal dollar also helps support medical research, helps TB patients return to useful, happy lives, and a general prob ram of education as to the disease. Girl Scout Plans Discussed at H. H. HUNGRY HORSE—A meeting with Fredricka Gordon from the Girl Scout office in Seattle and Marie Hubbard from the Kalispell office was held Monday afternoon. Due to the bad weather the attendance was small, but those attending were very interested in the plans for our Girl Scouts in the near future. Any one wishing information on this meeting may call Mrs. E. L. Gochnauer or Mrs. L. K. Newhouse. Bob Berg of Spokane spent Tues day evening at the E. L. Gochnauers. Mrs. Charles Simmons spent Tues day in Spokane. • Lois and Myron Gochnauer appear at the Kalispell recital given by Donald Denegar. They appeared a duet, "Home on the Range," and "Oh, Susanna". Lois played, "Mex ican Rhapsody" and Myron played, "Spirit of Liberty". Also appearing was Vincent Voelker, nephew Don Voelker of Hungry Horse. He played, "March of the Boy Scout" and "Drum Major" in a piano trio. Bob Montgomery from Palisades visited several days with his brother and family, the Monty Montgomerys. From here he went to California visit another brother. Mr. and Mrs. John Wright left train Wednesday morning for a visit in West Virginia with relatives and friends. FROZEN FOOD LOCKERS FOR RENT BEEF AND PORK FOR SALE VANDEVANTER BROTHERS Columbia Falls (V4 mile west of The Trap on U. S. No. 2) Phone 282-L2 r - - r 'M .r>-r over eating we'd carve away, Sunday. Here in the United States we'll soon be feasting Thanksgiving day, but on Friday it's back to work. Thought should be given to having a day to rest and recover. At the same time, let's keep in mind that there should be more to Thanksgiving than eating too much. . we think is especially merited is employment of a second policeman. Up until July 1, Columbia Falls went along with one law officer. When he could get time off, there usually wasn't anybody on duty. MR About Policemen Practical economy in Columbia Falls city govern ment is a worthy objective. At the same time, one of the new expenditures Furthermore nature of police work resulted in the man having to be up most of the night. During the day, when he tried to sleep there were telephone calls about accidents reports, dogs, lost or strayed property, and suggestions that the cop should be policing traffic from the aluminum plant or near the schools. Col umbia Falls one law officer had a difficult job. Present situation of two police officers working on a shift basis is much better. Another answer we have to criticism about Colum bia Falls putting on a second policeman is to point out the situation in nearby Whitefish. The Whitefish police force consists of four regular men and one extra. At the present time there is one vacancy, and there were no applications at the Nov. 5 examination. The city patrolman wage there starts at $310 a month with a six-day week and $1 per month yearly increase. Starting age is between 21 and 35. Columbia Falls two experienced policemen are paid $350 and $320 a month. Furthermdre we think the city is fortunate in having these two men on the force, and for that matter we've also had good men in the past. Columbia Falls has virtually doubled in population since 1950 to its present 2,200 or more. , made progress in setting up a two man department, and buying a modem patrol car. MR Our problem is to spend money wisely. We cer tainly will not have good government in this town, if we think in terms of holding the budget to what it was five years ago. We wonder if there is another Montana city of this size so lacking in improved streets, planning for sew age disposal and even as important, the clean look. From the standpoint of law enforcement we have Sunday Picture Spread This Sunday, Hungry Horse News photos of the west side of Hungry Horse reservoir will be featured in the Great Falls Tribune magazine section. Bill James, editor of the "Parade" section writes that he plans to use one of the pictures on the cover as well as about seven other pages of pictures from the west side of Hungry Horse lake series. Each week the Hungry Horse News provides the larger dailies that circulate from mid-Washington to the North Dakota line with stories of progress and events in this section of the Flathead, We believe that it is part of our job to help pub heize the Flathead. It is more difficult to provide pictures to various agencies. There is steady demand, but we are not able to fill ah requests. At the same time pictures are the best publicity media and in a number of instances they are provided free or with minimum return, During these months we've been pleased with the way the Great Falls Tribune has featured two Hungry Horse News picture spreads in their Sunday magazine, There was the picture story of U. S. highway No. 2 construction east of Nyack and the Sun highway con tract completion m Glacier. Improved highways are assets of an area that should be publicized and The Tribune, Montana's largest newspaper, does an ex cellent job reproducing pictures and reaching readers boundaries. MR French Magazine Has State Story Fall issue of "le bulletin" publish ed for all Pechiney company em ployes in France contains an article "Impressions D'Amerique" by Al bert Gerelle, one of the French com pany employes who helped set up the new Anaconda plant. Gerelle with Mrs. Gerelle and their daughter, Michele left Columbia Falls for France two weeks ago. He describes his trip across the Atlantic, arrival in New York, and then Montana in the cold of a bliz zard last winter. He tells of French names given various rivers, lakes, towns and In dian tribes in this area in the ex ploring days. The French were here. Then there is a description of Gla cier National Park, Columbia Falls, the Anaconda plant, Montana Ind ians, the National Bison range and other features. The article is illustrated by a Lacy photograph of the Anaconda plant, and three Hungry Horse News scen ic photos. Back cover of the maga zine is a full page picture taken last summer of "Chef indien de la tribu des Blackfeet." It was a photo of a chief at the Waterloo International Day celebration. Bill Sands and son have a picture described as: "Une belle prise; truite arc-en-ciel de 16 livres pechee dans un des lacs du Glacier National Park." It was the phot» of Bill and his 16 pound cutthroat. Another picture is described as "Le lac Mac donald dans le Glacier National Park." There are other photos of a bum bear, Indians, a totem pole and the French colony here. HERE'S HOW... MAKE SHRUB SHELTERS Valuable shrubs may be pro tected from wind and snow by easy-to-make shrub shelters. The shelters should be made large enough to allow for the growth of the plants for sev eral years. Each shelter con sists of four 2 by 2-inch legs, sharpened at the ends and framed with 1 by 2-inch strips at top and bottom. The bottom framing is about 6 inches from ground level. Use 6-penny fin ishing nails for fastening. The top lath (%"xl%") are spaced to allow V4 inch between strips. spaced one lath-width apart. Lapping the ends of the lath and framing strips, as shown, will simplify cutting the lath to length—all pieces for one shelter may be cut to the same length. Use 2-penny finishing nails or 1-inch brads for fas tening the lath. The shelters should be paint ed to add to their life and at tractiveness. Set them in place before the frost hardens the ground. Tap them down se curely, using a mallet or a hammer and wood block. The side lath are LATH /*2 J V \U V National Lumbar Manuraemran Association ApgarJ Busy Thawing Out by Apgar school APGAR —It was too cold, Monday morning to go for news—down around zero and there really isn't much news. Everyone is too busy keeping warm, getting cars started, thawing out pipes and the like. When we opened the school this morning to ring the bell we saw an eagle sailing above the creek. It was the first one we'd seen this year. We felt sorry when we lost two African violet plants because the furnace went off during the night and it was too cold for them. The other two African violets were hurt a little. , PLANT IS BUDDING Our huge Christmas cactus plant has several buds on it. Last year it bloomed several months. The side toward the window always blooms so we keep turning it slowly. Mrs. Walsh also has a large Christ mas cactus plant and it too is full of buds. They are lovely flowers but if you touch the buds they fall off. Says Gilbert, "I saw 31 ducks and an eagle when I went up the hill, Sunday." We sang "Happy Birthday" at school, Monday, to Jackie Wash bum, who was 18, Sunday. We will sing to Wally Floren tomorrow. Jack ie went to Apgar two or three years. Wallace went to school in the first grade and continued until he went to junior high at Columbia Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evens were to leave, Thursday, for California. "We won't wait so long before we leave this time," says Mrs. Evens. They aren't used to this cold and snow. COMING HOME SOON A letter from Tommy Harrington came from Korea. He expects leave by boat, Nov. 27. He gets out of the Army Dec. 25 and plans go to college winter quarter. "We're hoping they change that Dec. 25 he can be home for Christmas. Pretty nice. We want to thank Mr. Grist for the interesting nature magazines and others he has sent for the school see. We enjoyed them. Mrs. Bengtson sent us a box shells and rocks the other day. Mrs. Bengtson has had them since she was in the sixth grade. We like them very much and will add them our collection.. We were glad to see Supt. Fulton when he walked in, Wednesday mor ning. We had just finished making up a poem about a bear in our school yard. Supt. Fulton helped us with a project we are making. We hope he comes again. Supt. Fulton went to the West Glacier schools to visit, too. He visits all his schools. D. L. Greenwalt has been on the sick list this week. We are putting out food for the birds this bad weather. The big old jays sit on the window ledge and look in at us. They certainly stuff themselves. The woodpeckers and chickadees like the suet. The John Salanskys closed their summer home at Apgar and plan on spending the winter in the east. Eddie and Dorothy Brewster, Neal and Donna went down to Hot Springs for a few days. Mrs. Grist is running the store for Eddie. We have had quite a little furnace trouble the last two weeks. We man aged to have school, but we wore our coats. We are glad the furnace kept on going during this cold spell or we would have had to miss school. The first night of this stormy wea ther the lake roared and roared. Even inside the house we could hear it pounding away on the shore. BEARS HIBERNATING One nice thing about this cold weather we think the bears have gone in for the winter. Mrs. Powell said she saw some bear tracks f/t THERMORITE Safe TEMPERED GLASS FIREPLACE SCREEN Mf>R ° Af-f IPL ACE ration LOWER FUEL BILLS PROVIDES HOME AND CHILDREN FIR SAFETY FOR op* • RADIATES MAXIMUM HEAT • ELIMINATES ROOM HEAT LOSS, SAVES ★ ;i ★ FUEL • PROTECTS AGAINST FLYING SPARKS, ★ ASHES, DIRT AND DRAFTS • TWIN DOORS OPEN WIDE FOR EASY + LOADING OF FUEL ?_ • CONTROL DRAFT WITH TWO SLIDING DOORS FOR FAST OR SLOW FIRE * • SOLID BRASS CONSTRUCTION, BEAUTY UNHEARD OF. THOUSANDS * IN USE WINTER AND SUMMER • BURN WOOD, COAL OR GAS WRITS FOR FRIB VALUABLE COLORFUL ROOKLIT ★ in««** 1111111***1 ★ .Wide. My Fireplace is. Name_ Address_ .High .City. -State. KELLY FURNITURE Your S & H Green Stomp Furniture Store Kalispell Wi ! i Carriers Parents Of New Daughter by Pollyanna club CANYON VIEW—Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Carrier are parents of a baby girl bom Sunday at Whitefish Mem orial hospital. Her name is Nancy Jean and she weighed in at eight pounds, six ounces. Mrs. Carrier was Shirley Barnes, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Barnes of this neighborhood. Arley Stevens, bus driver, was stuck Monday morning by Doyles. This is the first such situation this term. Kenneth Conn, Gordon Conn, Paul Conn and Dick Howell went hunting up at Fortine, Sunday. Kenneth got a buck. Tuesday was the end of hunting season so we can all get the cramps out of our fingers from having them crossed so long—no accidents around here so far. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Swisher and Mr. and Mrs. John Tombrink re turned from a month's visit to re latives in Iowa and Illinois, Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Dick McFadden and daughter, Diane, Portland, were overnight guests at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nettie Marks. There was a miscellaneous pre nuptial shower for Mavis Heiland, last Wednesday afternoon. Hostesses were Mrs. Ancil Conn, Mrs. Kenneth Conn, Mrs. George Kohl and Mrs. Ed Motichka. She received many beautiful and useful gifts. ? Mrs. Reed and daughter, Carol Ann, went to Inverness Thursday on business. The storms and bad roads made the trip not very pleasant. It was 30 degrees below zero over there Saturday night. Reeds were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Juarez. Sandra Reed was unable to at tend school last week because of a leg injury. Mavis Heiland, who grew up in this community, and was a Whitefish high school graduate, was united in marriage to Jerry Moore of Seattle at the Lutheran church in Whitefish, Saturday. The best wishës of this community go with Mavis and Jerry to their new home. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tombrink were winners on the Highlander program last week. Prize was a dinner for two at any eating place in the Flat head. New Facilities At Graham's Dairy LASALLE—A whole new milking system is being installed at the By ron Graham farm in LaSalle. The Grahams have 30 Holsteins. Improvements include a pipeline milker, elevated stalls, bulk tank cooler and a brand new building. Busy Bees Slate Public Card Party BAD ROCK—Bad Rock Busy Bees club will sponsor a public card party, Saturday. It's to be given at Bad Rock Farmers Union hall at 8 p. m. During the evening, a quilt made by the club is to be given away. Committee members are Mrs. Ber nard Geissler, Mrs. Dan Sullivan, and Mrs. James Eckelberry. Pin ochle and 500 will be played. around the garbage can after the first snow and the tracks were huge. Mrs. Powell has moved to West Glacier for the winter months. This Monday morning it is cold— below zero. We have a few inches of snow that crunches when you walk. The tree branches are hanging low with their burden of snow. Columbia Falls Lions Presenting Play "Return of Rattlesnake Rose," western "melodramer" will be pre sented by Columbia Falls Lions club at a two night showing in Feb ruary. Local Lions presented "Rattlesnake Rose" last winter, and raised $450 which became part of the Lions club fund to re-open Columbia falls swimming pool last used in 1946/ The pool was re-opened last August as a Lions club project following con struction of dressing rooms and oth er improvements. "Rattlesnake Rose" played to a full house at Columbia Falls grade school auditorium. Author of the play and its sequel is Bruce Wilson, publisher of the Ritzville Journal in Washington. He is donating all roy alty. Proceeds from the coming produc tion will be used for the School Dist rict 6 sight conservation and testing program sponsored by the school board and Lions clubs of West Glac ier, Martin City and Columbia Falls. Other Columbia Falls Lions club project is reactivating the ice skat ing rink on Second Avenue East. Chairman of this committee is Vern Johnson. Members of the play committee are Bob Moody, George Aubert and Bob Sanders, club president. Columbia Falls Lions meet the second and fourth Mondays at 6 I Joseph Jones Goes To Fort Harrison by Mrs. Robert Ewing SOLDIERS Clarke Grady took Joseph Jones to the airport enroute to Fort Har rison, where Jones will receive med ical attention. HOME—Commander Mrs. Eva Van Putten returned af ter a visit with relatives at Hamil ton. James Foggarty made a recent trip to Missoula. Mrs. Claudia Perry, Soldiers Home nurse, took a few days leave the lat ter part of October. Mrs. Elsie Pearson attended the Royal Neighbors fall festival at Eureka. Mrs. Florence Hedges, Mrs. Edith Carey and Mrs. Anna Johnson at tended Spanish War auxiliary meet ing in Kalispell. The Soldiers Home furnished tran sportation by bus for members of the Home attending the American Legion district meeting in Kalispell. Laura Calvert was called to Spo kane and Mrs. Collins took her place while she was away. Hank Miller and Otis Massey re turned from Fort Harrison. George Donahue returned to the Home from Hot Springs, S. Dak. Recent visitors calling on relat ives at the Home were Mrs. John Perry of Columbia Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Murphy of White fish. Roll call was held, Nov. 5. A group of volunteer firemen is being organized under Commander Clarke Grady. Edward Hodges visited friends at Whitefish over the weekend. Cafe, Bar Workers Organize Local Officers were elected by the new ly organized Columbia Falls local 601 of the Hotel and Restaurant Em ployes, Bartenders International Un ion AF of L. Lee Dickey was chosen president; Robert Martin, vice president; Mrs. Charleen Lyngstad, secretary-treas urer; Darvin Lundstrom, business agent; Bob LeDuc, deacon; Mrs. Terry Wadsworth, Mrs. Betty Ko mis and G. W. Jacovy, trustees. There are 37 charter members in the new local including 11 transfers who were affiliated in Whitefish. Mrs. Komis and Mrs. Lyngstad started the drive to organize the new local. Meetings are held the second Tu esday of the month at 2:30 p. m. and the fourth Tuesday at 8:30 p. m. at the Canyon hotel. To Entertain Parents by Lee Smith, reporter HUNGRY HORSE—Junior Activ ities club held its regular meeting and decided to put on a performance for the parents. Date set was Dec. The group had a square dance les son during the meeting. 2 . EVERYTHING GOES BUT THE PHONE AND METERS - AS WE UIT I, k ; SALE NOW IN PROGRESS V) / « The Store for Women Phone 6859 MAIN ST. STORE Kalispell lli Whitefish Group Sails for Europe Mrs. Hildegarde Donsbach, White fish, and daughters, 2 and 4, left Whitefish Nov. 7, enroute, for Brem erhaven, Germany. They sailed on the SS Berlin from New York to Bremerhaven Nov. 12, and will spend six months in Ger many with relatives. They are to re turn on the U. S. Lines SS Amer ica June 5, 1956. Mrs. Amalie Gilles, sister-in-law of Mrs. Donsbach was returning to Germany after a six month visit here. All reservations for Mrs. Dons bach and her daughters were made by H. J. Mustell. Columbia Falls, steamship lines agent. Mustell, retired Great Northern depot agent in Columbia Falls, says that steamship reservations from Flathead people gding to Europe is steadily increasing. Presently he has a II A new idea in kitchen CONVENIENCE and BEAUTY ne Knif e|| Sale by CARVEL HALL \ oo Vj 95 $9 NOW you see Now it! you don't! I • Stores up to 14 knives • Gleaming white cabinet steel • Choice of copper or chrome panel • Silent cork drawer bottom v • Satisfaction guaranteed i / » EVER anything like this! Beautiful, prac tical, a conversation piece! Holds up to 14 knives at perfect work level—attaches under any kitchen cabinet. Opens down and out. Stores sharp blades out of reach of "little hands. Buy one for yourself or as a gift. OTHER MODELS $7.96 HOUSEWARES DEPT. N »> KALISPELL MERCANTILE CO. Kalispell parties leaving the Flathead next spring for France. Ireland, Germany and England. Mustell. added that there is ample space on liners to Europe through April 30, 195«, and that the months of May, June and July, 1956 already finds space hard to get. More Americans than ever before are taking trips to Europe. Announce Winners Of Card Party BAD BOCK—Prize winners at the Bad Rock Farmers Union card party Saturday have been named. Winning prizes in 500 were Mrs. Tim Sullivan, Mrs. Don Casterline, Leslie Zabel, and Jim Eckelberry. Pinochle winners were Mrs. Law rence Benner, Mrs. John Brocken, Hubert Heilman, and Louis Bergan. Mr. Eckelberry also won the door prize. Committee members were Mrs. Leslie Zabel and Mrs. Tim Sullivan.