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. L ..£<&< % » f L*j py r\ ?:M ÿC MM « ■ '»Im ^ iliCS. i ■ ivii Vi V m -• M - : •» v ,W*!$ v; %JL ... ■ * ' %-0 t * Z' . t M * À m Construction continued this week on 201 by 81-foot dry shod at Plum Crook Lumbor Co. Laminated beams have boon placed. Now shod will resemble one erected three years ago. All photos by Mel Ruder. » * •f ; V M|| ■; » ■ '■■ 7 . * 'i : 7 it 1/ J O' At Superior Buildings Co. wall frame is up for a 140 by 60-foot dry shed. Building will keep finished lumber out of weather. Superior has good supply of logs—mostly from North Fork—for winter and spring. U. S. Shipping Plum Creek Lumber Plant Goes Over Top for Bonds The Anaconda company's newest plant, the aluminum plant at Col umbia Falls is believed to have es tablished a Montana peacetime rec ord for savings bond participation. This week saw the Flathead plant reach a total of 93 per cent of all employes participating in U. S. Savings bond purchases. More than 500 employes have signed up to have from $1.25 and up a payroll period deducted^ from checks JA^apply to ward bond purcha^rr. * * The'yrive started'lhrcc weeks ago with each employe receiving a letter from E. S. McGlone, Anaconda Com pany executive vice president. Mc Glone stated: "When you buy bonds through the Payroll Plan you are taking two constructive actions: You are providing for your future secur ity and you are helping your govern ment to protect that security." John Kearns, personnel director,, headed the drive at the Flathead! plant. »lit; c. :< I V « Æ 4 Ux ; ' m l S »l li SSI ■'3.V. ,31.* . A4* . . »■*, I \ feM». 1Ü - ;à ■ . » J t -■ % - »»; 4 ^ p - 1 i a w- ! 'ê. X*' There was good coasting in Flathead communities this week. On this hill in the Kelly addition of Columbia Falls were Terry Hill, Edward Farmbrook, Carol and Pat Rude, Penny and Mike Piper. Flathead Faces Blizzard Threat WEATHER forecast: Increasing cloudiness with little temperature change Wednesday. Snow Wednesday night ending Thursday becoming partly high Wednesday 32, low 20, with tem peratures falling to 5 above Thurs day night Observer Ray Hall Wednesday noon said that a high pressure area with cold zone—18 below at Edmon ton—is still north and east The rise of, the continental divide so far has been holding this cold air out of the Flathead. He added that as the cold mass of air was moving south with baro meter going up east of the divide, and still falling in the Flathead, there is a good chance that 50 mile winds will occur Thursday. The wind orivinaUv had been indicated for Wednesday. The Flathead should think in terms of a blizzard Thanks giving day. I0M and lows for week: Nov. 17, H Tramp Picks Sheriff's House for Snooze Sheriff Dick Walsh woke up at 3 a. m. Tuesday hearing someone coughing. He thought it was either Pat, 10, or Maureen, 8. Mrs. Walsh got up to check them. She head the coughing downstairs in the living room. Walsh went downstairs to find falter Tarwood, 53-year-old tran sient from Sundetel, Mich, snoring away completely overcome by "spirits," not the sheriff's. Apparently what happened was that Pat or 'Maureen had left the Walsh dog, "Kathy" out without locking the door. When the sheriff attempted to Wake up the unwelcome guest, he came upswinging. He was transferred to another bed—on the other side of the build ing in Flathead county's jail. Charge is vagrancy. Walsh was kidding his wife Tues day: "I thought it was one of your relatives." 9-14 below, Friday 22-8, Saturday 38-22, Sunday 38-21, Monday 33-23, Tuesday 31-12, Wednesday 32-17 so far. There were seven November ember period in Flathead history. Normal winter has 12 zero or below readings. Precipitation: November so far at airport 1.87 of an inch. 1.55 inches is normal for whole month. Snow on ground at airport 8 inches; 12 inches at Polebridge. Roads: Flathead roads were most ly slippery this week with travel time double and more to other com munities. A number of cars have slid off highways with damage in many cases. Absentee-ism at AAC is reported as low despite treacherous roads. Long range forecast: U. S. Weath er Bureau long range forecast indi cates below-normal cold weather will continué in Pacific Northwest to'Dec. 15 A 300,000 board foot U. S. govern ment lumber order is being filled by Plum Creek Lumber Co. Part of the shipment is bound for Seattle and overseas, with other cars going to California for the U. S. Marine Corps. Most of the lumber on the eight flat cars will be spruce 1x4s. Last car is due out early next week. Here for the shipping is Alfred Eagles, Seattle, lumber inspector for the Corps of Engineers, Department of Army. Moving H. H. Lake Logs to Mills Rex Brown Lumber Co., Cpram, Tuesday started hauling logs from its 8,000,000 board foot Flathead Nat ional Forest purchase on Lost John ny creek. Road building, falling and decking had been in progress in the sale about eight miles above Hungry Horse Dam on the west side road. Further up the west side, logs are being moved from the Plum Creek Lumber Co. of Columbia Falls pur chase of 17,780,000 board feet ont Sullivan creek. These logs are being dumped into Hungry Horse lake at Heinrude bay to be floated down to Emery creek on the east side just above the dam where they will be loaded on trucks. F, K and L Lumber Co. Martin City, that has been logging the Rocky Mountain Lumber Co. of Col umbia Falls 14,900,000 board foot sale on Quintonken creek, has shift ed activity. F, K and L had been taking Quintonken logs down from Heinrude bay by booms and tug to Emery creek. Now F, K and L is returning to the Logan creek sale on the east side of the lake. There was 18 inches of snow at Spotted Bear ranger station Tuesday. Logs Flowing To Half Moon Mill About 150,000 board feet a day of logs are arriving at the Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. mill at nearby Half Moon. Charles Jellison, logging contract or has about 12 trucks bringing in logs from Flathead National Forest purchase on Red Meadow creek up the North Fork; another three from Ster ling creek, a Kootenai National For est purchase near Trego. Doane and Stringfellow are haul ing logs in from a private sale near Essex. Another truck is bringing yellow pine from near Niarada. Harry Preston, general manager, commented that with the freeze, log hauling was in good shape for this time of year. There is a good supply of logs at the Half Moon mill for winter and spring operations. Problem could be intense cold hampering operation of machinery. Panhandler Hos Ncu> Angle for a Buck Panhandler with a new angle was the man with an "honest" look who knocked at the back door of Bill's Radio shop last Friday morning. He said: "Lady, I'd like to bor row a dollar with this radio as sec urity." Mrs. Nadeau gave him a dollar. Mr. Nadeau came along with "Why Mickey, that old set came out of our garbage can. It has a broken speak er hasn't it? It had. For pun purposes one might say "Mrs. Nadeau was also had." Thanksgiving is being observed as a holiday by local schools, stores and mills. At the Anaconda Alumin um Co. plant offices are closed, but I metal production continues. i * * HISTORIC al SOC» ET Y, OF MONTANA^ Hungry Horse News . ; » Copy COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA VOL. 1« NO. II FRIDAY, NOV. 25, MSS AAC Plant Employes Vote AFL 2 to I Production and work Open Middle Fork to Further Elk Hunting A special season for hunting elk of either sex up the Flathead river's Middle Fork opens Saturday, and will continue on successive Satur days, Sundays and Mondays until the desired harvest is achieved. A spokesman for the Montana Fish and Game commission, Wednesday said that the season would be open in that part of Flathead county ly ing between Glacier National Park boundaries and U. S. highway No. 2 from West Glacier to Summit, the continental divide. The season shall be open to either sex elk hunting Nov. 26, 27 and 28, and closed to all elk hunting the remainder of the week. Either sex elk hunting will be allowed each succeeding Saturday, Sunday and Monday until the de sired harvest has been obtained. This narrow strip between Glacier and U. S. No. 2 has been open dur ing December in previous years. Purpose is to help reduce the elk population in nearby Glacier that crosses the Middle Fork leaving the park. There are about 1,200 elk up the Middle Fork in the park with the 1955 calf crop, somewhat more than the grazing area will sustain. The Flathead's 1955 regular hunt ing season ended Nov. 15 with a har vest of 892 elk. Of these just 41 were listed from the Middle Fork. Fisher river-Wolf creek special hunting area in nearby Lincoln coun ty continues open. A permit is re quired to obtain two deer. Regular license is good if the hunter hasn't had his first deer yet. Study St. Mary WEST GLACIER—Being studied this week was Glacier National Park's elk concentrations in the St Mary valley and grazing conditions. Making a three-day survey were Chief Ranger Elmer Fladmark, A. D. Cannavina, assistant chief ran ger in charge of forestry and wild life, and Ranger Ed Olmstead. Elk population between Two Med icine and the Canadian line on Gla cier's east side has numbered up to 2,000. Last spring the figure was down nearly to 800. Normal winters usually see a mi gration of elk about March from the mountains to the prairies where they are hunted legally by Black feet Indians. The reservation joins Glacier on the east. Indians get up to 500 elk in a spring this way. Sometimes rangers encourage the elk to leave for the reservation. Glacier's range is believed cap able of sustaining about 2,000 elk. Last spring the park's annual wild life census showed a total elk estim About 35 persons attended the first in a series of ten wildlife talks Tues day at Columbia Falls grade school auditorium. The 8 p. m. talks are being given by Les Pengelly, Missoula, Montana State University wildlife extensionist sponsored jointly by the Montand' Fish and Game department. Next session will be Dec. 6 with the topic "Climate and Vegetation" concepts. Pengelly's series of lectures here are sponsored by the Northern Rocky Mountain Sportsmen's club with the ate and count of 2,090. It has been over 3,000. The Middle Fork herds were be lieved last spring to total 968, the east side, 830 and North Fork, 292. Pengelly Starts Wildlife Talks public invited. There is no charge. He is also speaking in Whitefish every second Monday, and in Thomp son Falls every second Wednesday. Other talks are being given in Ana conda and Butte. Ed Morris Accepts Road Job in Chile KALISPELL—Ed Morris, Flathead National Forest engineer, has accept ed an appointment as technical ad viser for farm to market roads with the International Co-operation Ad ministration of the federal govern ment's state department. Kalispell 13 for a two week orientation period in Washington, D. C., and then will go to Chilian, Chile for a two year assignment. Mrs. Morris will follow in June. Their son Rodney is a sixth grader in Cornelius Hedges school, Kalis pell, and older son, Arthur is a sen ior at Montana School of Mines to graduate in metallurgy this coming May. Morris, a South Dakota native at tended the South Dakota School of Mines, and was graduated from the University of Texas in 1931. In 1935 he went to work for the Forest Service at Missoula. He was Forest Engineer on the Bitterroot from 1937 until 1949. Then he went to Venzuela for 2% years on road construction programs. He returned to the United States and became Flathead National Forest Engin eer in Feb. 1952. No successor has been appointed. Mahoney to Get Interior Award WEST GLACIER—Harold O. Ma honey. veteran Glacier National Park shop foreman, is to receive a $50 Department of Interior suggest ion award. Mahoney, reports Stanley Joseph, the park's assistant superintendent, developed a method of installing ra chat« guards on rotary snow plows that will save the National Park Service considerable money. Mahoney has been a full-time park employe since 1927. Winter Maroons Old-Time Trapper In Wilderness Area A frontier story of the Flathead's out-of-doors in record November cold up the Middle Fork is the rescue of Joe Halle and Walter Diskey last weekend. Halle, East Glacier Park trapper and guide, now 70 years old, was missing with Diskey, 50, Marion, Ind. businessman. Sheriff Jess Harlan of Cut Bank telephoned Flathead's Sheriff Dick Wilsh last Friday: "Halle and a dude are missing up the Middle Fork." Walsh telephoned Mrs. Diskey at Marion, and found that her husband wa& already overdue back home i Iticnana. in Walsh phoned Ranger Stanley Spur geon at West Glacier and Charles Ray, Whitefish, veteran hunting guide and packer. Spurgeon had just returned from a rescue school at Yosemite, and has been on rescue trips with Walsh before. The men obtained three saddle horses and three pack horses from Nelson's River Bend ranch, West Glacier. The party left U. S. No. 2 at Sky divide Saturday morning. It was snowing and blowing. Walsh relates that the snow was saddle deep, and the horses had to lunge their way through. About every 100 yards or so, another horse took the lead. Going was slow. The spruce forest was all cloaked in white. Five hours after dark, the party reached Morrison creek, 12 miles from the highway. There was smoke from an old cabin. It was Halle and Diskey. The old trapper told how they had camped at Whistler creek further up the Middle Fork. They had come in Oct. 13. Halle's brother-in-law went out with all but two horses about Nov. 1 taking the elk down. He was supposed to send the horses back. When the cold wave hit, it was down to 30 below, Halle told Walsh that he figured: "the smart thing to do was prepare to spend the winter up the Middle Fork, if need be." With Diskey, Halle gathered bear grass and slough grass into gunny sacks for horse feed. He ground up bear meat into long patties and fried it, and also made hard German bread that would keep. Then taking two bedrolls, their food and horse feed, leaving rifles, a grizzly kill and the camp, Halle and Diskey set off for Morrison creek. Old Joe Halle had a "wickiup" cab in there, where he felt they could better spend the winter or wait for a weather change. The old trapper had been going into Morrison creek for 43 years. It took a full day to go eight miles, with the old trapper leading the way f° r tee loaded horses, breaking snow with a stick. He'd fall, crawl, a°d fight his way through the snow, Finally they made the cabin. Just after they had unloaded and got the fl. re ßoiag, the sheriff's party ar , _ ... , T „ Walsh, Spurgeon with Halle and Diskey went out Sunday with Ray ßoteg on to Whistler creek to bring ou f. tee grizzly, rifles and other equipment. Ray was out Monday aight Halle has a bad hip which during »#> ?*£*■*—.*■■ Ü •'M ■■ > : m » > : ' •J ' >"■ » -r. » * ' • f V m I. 'ir * m 4 mh : : |P m . T m ■V .. Ï ^ » ' » -■ & % ... r . ï m i S if ; iHjpa rv ,'V. 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Tickets will be on sale at 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for students. Funds are used for incidental expenses for the 60 piece band. Members of the band in the photo graph above are, Mary Ann Fitz ,■ » ■ ■m ; . , i • 3 ■*# f *• : '4 V-' IP § m *■ » m ÜtL & ■ ft V I ■& '•Jut ■ S&i &• N, V k l \ m Carefully guarded ballot box fo r Anaconda Aluminum Co. National Labor Relations Board election this sack. end of voting session Monday at 5 p. m. slot in bag was covered by piece of paper. Each "election judg e" next wrote his name on paper, which was then covered with scotc h tape over the slot. Writing name here was Bud Ward, CIO, with Ed Hula, AF of L and Dave Monroe, CIO onlookers. Peeling off tape at r ight was Orville Turnbaugh, Se attle, NLRB representative who con ducted election, and kept election bag under his eye at all times. See other photos on page 4. AFL Prepares tor Negotiations A1 Horn, international representat ive for the Aluminum Workers In ■ ternational Union AF of L, St. Louis, told the Hungry Horse News that he hoped negotiations concerning a wage increase would be underway as soon as possible to bring local wages (presently at a $1.75 an hour base) up to the level for the aluminum in dustry over the Pacific Northwest Horn added that working condit ions are also a part of the union's interest. Pat Reilly, who headed the local AF of L campaign since it started last spring, was called to St. Louis, he will return Sunday. Being scheduled for Monday at 9 a. m. again at 5 p. m. and Tuesday after the swing shift at 12:30 just after midnight are meetings of AF of L workers. The meetings are to set up a negotiations committee, a by-laws committee, shop stewards and a grievance committee. The local AF of L offices in the Bank of Columbia Falls J#}i)(ting will be closed until Monday. recent years requires him to ride side saddle. Walsh concluded his story of the outing with; "If you were going to get lost in the Flathead in winter, you'd survive if you were with old Joe Halle. »» Patrick, West Glacier, drum maj orette, and from front to back: First row: Myra Robinson, West Glacier; Gary Walsh, Columbia Faha; Rob Baumann, Columbia Heights'; Bill Westre. Joan Nitz, Craig Jystad and Karen Koppang, all Columbia Falls; Sharon Stevens, West Glacier; Rene Powell and Portia Sharr, Hungry Horse, and Beret Bar bo and Judy Kamrud. Columbia Falls. Second row: Ralph Werner, Roger Peterson and Tony Dumay, Colum bia Falls; Diane Opalka, Columbia Heights; Robin Anderson, Columbia Falls; Barry Moore, Martin City; Ruth Nash, Columbia Falls; Carol AAC Would Buy in the Flathead is indicated at the 100 Lodyepoles Possible market for 2% to 3% inch lodgepole pine saplings that grow "as thick as hair on a dogs back" Anaconda Aluminum Co. plant. Metal rakes have been used in breaking "anode babbles" in the pots producing aluminum. Thought is that straight, unpealed poles 2 Vz to 3% inches in diameter and il to 15 feet long would be more suitable. This week sees the Anaconda Alu minum Co. seeking to purchase 100 poles, and a small market is indicat ed for more. CIO Congratulates Kenneth Stonehouse, international representative for the CIO Steel workers, told the Hungry Horse News Wednesday morning: "We congratulate the AF of L on their victory. We'd like our members to back them 100 per cent, and wish them the best of luck on their con tract." Stonehouse who opened the Col umbia Falls CIO office in the Bose building on Nucleus avenue last April is returning to his home in Long Beach, CaUf. He has waged an active campaign, More, Coram; Kay Ridenour, Lake Five, and James Corbett, Coram. Third row: James Allen, Columbia Falls; Carlla Warnock, Hungry Horse; Meredith Stevens, West Gla cier; Tommy Dumay, Columbia Falls; Erna Brown, Coram; Donna Rundell, LaSalle; Fred Hinton> Hun gry Horse; Clarence Bertino, Col umbia Falls; Wally Floren, West Glacier; Joyce Buzzell, Coram, and Sylvia Smith, Columbia Falls. Fourth row: Pat Crum. Columbia Falls; Fred McCracken. Columbia Heights; James Knapton and Roger Walker, Columbia Fähs; Doug Mc Lean. Columbia Heights; Lanny ers at Anaconda Aluminum Co. Hoe day and Tuesday picked the Alum inum Workers Council AF of L over the United Steelworkers of America CIO by nearly a two to one vole la' be their bargaining agent. Official tally completed late Tues day morning showed; Neither AF of L CIO 2»1 I W There was also a challenged ballot cast. The man was no longer em ployed at AAC, though be had work ed through Oct. 30, the qualifying payroll period. Since he was not employed at time of election. hH ballot did not count. Courtesy prevailed throughout the election on the part of all concerned. The 96 per cent turnout of eligible employes is considered unusually high. The one check for neither (no union) was unusually low, more were expected. All but 16 of the eligible employes voted, some coming off sick leave to cast ballots. The International Union of Mine Mill and Smelter Workers had with drawn from the election last week, Procedure now allows five work ing days for interested parties to file a protest, according to Orville Tumbaugh, Seattle, National Labor Relations Board representative who arrived Sunday and left Tuesday afternoon. The Hungry Horse News sees no indication of a protest in view of there being just one challen ged ballot, no protests by interested parties during the election, and the substantial majority. Without protest, Thomas Graham, Seattle, regional officer for the Na tional Labor Relations Board is ex pected to certify the Aluminum Workers Council of Columbia Falls AF of L as the bargaining agent at tee]Pl^t, next week. The Flathead wanted its union campaign to organize the new plant mild. Loudspeakers, corner fights, threats and strife in general were completely missing. Election results were not unexpect ed. The Flathead had AF of L crafts building Hungry Horse Dam and then the aluminum plant. Many of these same workers becoming pro duction workers at the new plant stayed AF of L in sympathy as did most of the maintenance workers, who generally are AF of L. Bud Ward, CIO local president, oa leaving the plant after the ballots were counted Tuesday commented; "We're all one union now. During election hours, "judges" were Ward and Dave Monroe for the CIO; Ed Hula and Dick Huston for AF of L, John Kearns and John Wilson for Anaconda Aluminum Co. Their job was to see that only eligi ble peTOflfcs voted. Usts were care fully checked to see that the men who voted were eligible. In charge was the NLRB representative, Or Ville Turnbaugh from Seattle. »» After the election Tuesday morn ing, Turnbaugh unfolded each ball ot, and then was joined by the "jud ges" and three other representatives from the CIO and AF of L respect ively. v - ' • ' Joining jn the tally for the AF of L were Horn, Ed Cozard, Missoula, machinist representative for Mon tana, and Ken Bowman, Seattle. For the CIO were Otto Orr, Spokane, sub-district director, Ted Korecki and Buck Spencer, international representatives, way early in December, pure guess. Negotiations between the AF of L Aluminum Workers council and re presentatives of Anaconda Alum inum Co. are expected to be under There is even talk that the coo-' tract may be signed—with the ex pected wage increases—by Christ mas. Picking a date at this time li Luding, Martin City; John Gn§g, West Glacier; Betty DeWalt, Cotans bia Falls; Don Hanson, Coram, and Lav alle Kronkright, Columbia Falls. Fifth row: Marjorie Robinson, West Glacier; Harry Hinton, Hungry Horse; Deanna Céda« oaq nr»hfa> Heights; Ann Rasmussen, Ronnie Carr and James Schroth, Colombia Falls; Bud Ridenour, Lake Five; Roberta Sanderson and Sherry D* vis, Columbia Falls; Rebecca Ste vens and Karen Ostby, Coram, and Larry Baxter, Hungry Horse. » from the picture are John angry Horse; Den Gimbel, Stuart Smith and Pat Estensen, Columbia Falls.