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Helena, Mont, C P iTORI rt Mr mm r à** L * 1, (CONTINUATION OF THE PICKET - JOURNAL) I RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1945 SUBSCRIPTION: $2.50 A YEAR VOLUME 22, NUMBER 16 Carbonites ■si t f h n e U, S. Forces Lawrence Clark, aviation ma chinist's mate, third class, arrived delay enroute leave to visit his wife in Red Lodge and his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Clark of Columbus. He is'combat air crew man and will leave here July 4 for Detroit, Mich. Mark M. Matovich has been promoted to sergeant according to word received here by his moth er, Mrs. Mary Matovich. He is stationed at Okinawa. Pi After passing the Eddy test, Leo Spogen, Jr., has been assign ed to the radio technical school as seaman first class at the naval training station, Great Lakes, Mich. He left Helena Friday eve ning. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo R. Spogen. Staff Sergeant Leslie Gaston, who has spent three and a half years ly on furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Gaston in Seattle. They are former Red Lodge residents and Sergeant Gaston attended the Red Lodge schools. Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. N. Golfi that their son, Hugo Golfi, has been promoted to storekeeper, second class. He is somewhere in the southwest Pacific area. Lieutenant Max Mann, after a 30-day furlough here with his wife and son, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Mann, left Thursday for San Francisco for reassignment. Frank Parker, who has been in service 48 months and spent 37 months in the Pacific, recently received an honorable discharge from the armed forces. He arriv ed last week to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Parker. Corporal Leslie Landon, Jr., of the marine corps, has been trans ferred to Pocatello, Ida., from Klamath Falls, Ore. He has been awarded the navy unit commend ation for action in Guam with the 22nd marine reinforcements. m Lieutenant Elsie Karhu left Sunday for Los Angeles, Calif., for reassignment. She has spent the past two weeks here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kar hu. ft Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Moore of Belfry have received word that their son, George Mooi'e, has been promoted to seaman first class. He is stationed in the south Pa cific. ft Sergeant and Mrs. Fred Boundy left Friday for Sioux Falls, S. Dak., following a fui'lough here at the home of Mrs. Boundy's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Honkala. AMM3/C Ross Jones arrived last week to spend a leave with his mother, Mrs. Maude Jones of Bridger. Leonard B. Teesdale, shipfitter third class, is spending a leave in Bridger with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Teesdale. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller of Bridger, has been promoted to radioman third class. Participation in a number of bombardments of the Japanese Kurile Islands is credit ed to his record of 13 months of sea duty. He entered the navy in - 1943. Technical Sergeant William Be quette is in Edgar spending sev eral days visiting his uncle, C. R. Bequette. Sergeant Bequette is home from the Pacific where he has served for the past two years in New Guinea. 13th army air force. He has been overseas since October, 1943, and j (Continued on page eight) ft GETS PROMOTION Thomas Ladvala, son of Mrs. Senia Ladvala of Red Lodge, has been promoted to sergeant in the County Goes Over The Top In Seventh War Drive Purchases Carbon Has 103 Per Cent of Quota; Drive Ends Officially Saturday; Red Lodge Shows Greatest Percentage of Gain During Week; Joliet-Boyd-Silesia District Lagging With Less Than 50 Per Cent Purchased; Montana Leads Nation Carbon county has gone over the top in the seventh war loan drive with 103 per cent, accord ing to Mrs. H. C. Olcott, county chairman. The drive will officially close Saturday, but purchases made through July 9 will be counted. The payroll bond purchases Company, totalling $7,106.25, are included in the total sales of $317,647.25 for the county, but are not included in the totals for Red Lodge, Washoe, or Bearcreek, Mrs. Olcott said. Still lagging in percentages was the Joliet-Boyd-Silesia district, with only- 46 per cent of their quota purchased. Montana again was the first state in the union to meet its quota in the war bond drive. In response to this, Henry Morgen thau, Jr., secretary of the trea sury, stated "I wish to recognize with appreciation the outstanding record made by Montana in being the first state in the union to meet all of its 7th war loan quo tas. Your sales through June 22 represent 101 per cent of E bond quota, 105 per cent of individual quota, and 236 per cent of the over all goal. The people of state have fulfilled a covenant with our fighting men and re affirmed your faith in American freedom." t n D , t j In Carbon County, Red Lodge showed the greatest percentage of gain during the week with 11 per cent. 142 per cent of the quota was met with purchases amount ing to $137,647.50. Roscoe leads the county for the third consecutive week with 168 per cent of their quota purchased. "We are anxious that by Satur day, when the drive officially ends, that all districts in the county will have met their quo tas," Mrs. Olcott said. Districts in the county and their standings through Wednes day were: Red Lodge, $137,647.50 sales, $96,500 quota, 142 per cent; Bear creek-Washoe, $12,375 sales, $11, 500 quota, 107 per cent; Belfry, $21,212 sales, $15,500 quota, 137 per cent; Bridger, $35,782.25 sales, $44,000 quota, 81 per cent; From berg, $23,480.50 sales, $31,500 quo ta, 75 per cent. Edgar, $14,268.75 sales, $12,500 quota, 114 per cent; Joliet-Boyd Silesia, $19,812.50 sales, $42,500 quota, 46 per cent; Roscoe, $16, 812.50 sales, $10,000 quota, 169 per cent; Luther, $9,068.75 sales, $10, 000 quota, 91 per cent; Roberts Fox, $20,081.25 sales, $32,000 quo ta, 62 per cent. Walter Daems Dies In Action Private Walter Daems, 25, resi dent of Bearcreek for several years, has been reported killed in action on Okinawa, June 9, ac cording to word received by his aunt, Mi'S/ Gerald Cadman of Bearcreek. Private Daems was in the in fantry and had been overseas since April. He received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Px-evious to his induction into the army, he attended school in Bear creek. His wife and two children live in Washington. His mother sides in Varney and a brother, La Mar Daems is with the ax-my in Germany. He is also survived by his paternal grandfather, Henry Daems of Varney. re Region One Has New Supervisor Roy A. Phillips, formerly of Sand Point, Ida., has recently been appointed supervisor of re gion one of the forest service and will have his headquarters in Billings. He succeeds A. A. McCutchen, who will go to Albuquerque, N. Mex., as assistant regional forest er in charge of grazing and wild life. Mr. Phillips, with C. A. Joy, re gional forester from Missoula and grazing and wildlife supervisor, and Arthur Cramer, assistant sup ervisor, were in this community this week inspecting forest re serves in this section. They were accompanied on the tour by War ren Akers, local forest ranger. I Red Lodge Has Weather Variety When the poet wrote "what is so rare as a day in June?" he ap parently had figured without Red Lodge weather, though, indeed it year. Weather variety, the Commer cial Club may call it, but to the average person, '.t's plain cold, hot, freezing, scorching, raining, and to top it off, snow on June 27. Indeed, it's rare. Red Lodge citizens awakened Wednesday morning to a heavy downpour that turned to a heavy, wet snow by 8:30 a.m. Snow con tinued through most of the morn ing hours, breaking branches off trees and weighing flowers to the ground. Some snow fell in the Fox dis trict, but melted as soon as it touched the ground, and no snow had fallen at Roberts, though at 10 o'clock there was a heavy rain, according to John Abrahamson. By noon the sun was shining brightly in Red Lodge, most of the snow had melted and pros pects were for a warmer evening. However, the barometer remain ed low, indicating little weather change for the next few hours. Hock Creek Reaches c , r . Reason S nlCftl L,evel Following a few days of warm weather last week, Rock Creek, fed by a heavy run-off of snow water in the mountains, reached the season's high level and at some points overflowed its banks. Measurments last Friday at 5 p.m. indicated the highest water level to date, Warren Akers, for est ranger, said. High water mark showed 4.10 feet. In the morning of that day, the measurement was 3.70 feet. Saturday, measurements were 4 feet in the morning and 3.60 in the afternoon; Monday indicated 4 feet in the morning and 3.90 in the afternoon, and on Tuesday the measurements were 3.70 feet in the morning and 3.80 feet in the afternoon. Normal measurement is from one to one and a half feet, Mr. Akers said. Other small creeks farther in the mountains were running to capacity and many of them were overflowing into the mountain roads, making accessibility to many cabins impossible. A prolonged period of hot weather could create a flood threat, authorities said, and it is fortunate that cooler' weather followed rising temperatures in this vicinity. The Yellowstone river reached the season's high level of 43 inches above normal and was threatening to overflow at low points. The river climbed nine inches Saturday, six inches above last year's peak of 37, recorded on June 27. The water, however, was reported to be approximately two feet below the high water peak of June 30, 1943, when a large area surrounding Livingston was inundated. Rev, J. D. Smith Is Returned to Church At the Methodist church con ference in Great Falls last week appointments for Carbon county include Red Lodge-Roberts-Luth er, J. D. Smith; Fromberg-Boyd Edgar, Donald Redfield Bridger, E. D. Swisher. The Rev. and Mrs. Smith re and turned Monday following a week at the conference. Montana min isters were appointed and reports from all churches were given at the sesisons. Mrs. Thomas Freeman was the delegate from this charge. Mrs. Rose Allison and daughter, Ag nes, accompanied the group for a visit with her daughter, Miss Rose Marie Allison, who is in nurses' training at the Montana Deacon ess hospital. BUSINESS REOPENS HERE AFTER FOUR YEARS The Carbon Auto Wrecking Company, closed since 1941, has been reopened for business, ac cording to Henry Semple, owner. All types of work previously done by the business, will again be undertaken, Semple said. Used parts and old cars have been add ed to the establishment. AFRICAN HEP°£5 by WOODY COWAN T / < A */ A 7 / i / * / \; Ui W: f v r: /y •j ,ù4 Vv ~7. ÎË Æa y a ' / r r A J \\ €.k is 50 ES * V; K M m: :u l a* WÂ ÎXs M -TV cro IM ALONE, thousands of miles from home, in the face of bursting Lx phosphorous grenades, Sgt. Clifford S. Denslow, Dearborn, Mich., took a flame thrower, that the War Bonds some thoughtful person back home had bought to put into his hand, and advanced through the thick jungle to within a few feet of blazing hostile pillboxes. He was in a tight spot but he kept going. He turned on the flame, com pletely destroyed the emplacements and their machine guns and killed eight Nips. U. S. Treasury Department Eclipse Visible Here At Sunrise The total eclipse of the sun on July 9 won't look total to most United States observers, unless they live in the narrow region covered by the path of totality, starting near Boise, Idaho, and pass across Butte. This first total eclipse of the sun visible in the United States since 1932 will appear partial elsewhere, with varying percent ages of the sun covered by the moon's shadow. In the eastern part of the coun try, the eclipse will begin soon after sunrise and end before the middle of the morning. At maxi mum eclipse, about half the sun will be obscured by the moon. In the western states, the sun will rise more or less eclipsed, and the maximum obscurity will be great er. This will be the seventh eclipse visible in the United States since the beginning of this century, and astronomers predict six more be fore the end of the century. The total phase of this eclipse has a shorter duration and nai-rower path than the average, but occxxrs when wgather conditions are gen erally favorable, and its path pas ses over much land area. The time of maximum eclipse for Red Lodge will be at sunrise or about 6:15 and the percentage of totality here will be about 90 per cent. The Carbon County News Will Be Published Daily Beginning July 9 Beginning on Monday, July 9, The Carbon County News will become a daily newspaper, published five days a week, Monday through Friday afternoons. The Red Lodge Shoppers News and the weekly paper, pub lished at the present time, will be discontinued and only the new daily newspaper published. The newspaper will be tabloid in size with a five column page measuring IIV 2 by 16 inches. At least four pages of news and advertising will be printed each day. The make-up and general appearance of the new news paper will be greatly modernized from those papers published in the past, with the use of much new printing equipment added to The News since the new publisher took over The News nearly a year ago. The new daily newspaper will strive to present the news of Carbon Count}' completely. We have added a large number of county correspondents to the paper in the past few months and we are also aiming at better coverage of the local news. No national or international news will be published regularly, although major items of interest will be printed. Additional features are being added to the new daily to interest both readers and advertisers. For the first two weeks, the new daily will be de livered to every home in Red Lodge, as well as to the regular subscribers to The News. After that period, it will be sent only on a subscription basis. Rates will be the same as those charged for the weekly paper in the past: $2.50 per year, $1.50 for six months. The News has been striving to present our readers with better and more news during the past year. How well we succeed will depend upon the community. The new daily must be self-supporting and it will be con tinued only under those circumstances. We hope that the people of this community will feel free to offer their suggestions and worthwhile criticisms for a better and larger daily newspaper in Red Lodge. Man, 79, Marries Woman of 70 Here A. J. Harris, 79, and Martha Moore, 70, were married Tuesday evening at the Methodist parson age by the Rev. J. D. Smith, prov ing that the do not have a monopoly on love. Mr. and Mrs. Harris will make their home here at 111 N. Platt. Mr. Harris, a resident of Carbon county since 1900, operated a hotel in Bridger for many years. He is now retired. Beartooth Plunge Opened To Public The Beartooth Plunge, purchas er by the city recently, has been opened to the public, states Frank Ward, supervisor. Dressing rooms and other sec tions of the plunge are being painted and the roof has been removed for "out-of-door" swim ming. The heating unit will be changed as soon as possible, Mr. Ward stated. Operated by Mi's. Steve Kotar previously, the plunge has not been opened for several years. In order to give children in town a safe place in which to swim, the city council purchased the plunge last month. Mr. Ward took a Red Cross aquatic course, including life-sav ing and instruction, at Excelsior, Minn., and is in charge at the plunge daily. Eodeo Association To Sponsor Two-Day Show Here July 3 - 4 Rodeo Will Be July 3 and 4; Top Cowboys Expected To Ride In Local Show; Participants Will Receive Point Credits On Championship; Trick Riders to be Featured; Street Parade Planned For Each Afternoon For the first time since 1942, the Red Lodge Rodeo Association is sponsoring a rodeo here July 3 and 4. The rodeo this year will con form to the standards and rules of the Rodeo Association of Amer ica and prize lists have been ap proved by that organization, as as ciation. Top cowboys from all over the country are expected to partici pate in the show this year, Vern Cowger, association president, states. All cowboys contesting at the rodeo will receive their point credits on national championship. Trick riders and their mounts have already arrived to stage a few practice sessions before the rodeo. Besides the usual events of a rodeo—bronc riding, Brahma bull riding, bulldogging, and calf rop ing, there will be the featured rides of the trick riders and exhi bition riding each afternoon by Alice Greenough, a national wo man's champion. With Joe Orr and Alice Green ough furnishing the stock for the show and acting as arena direct ors, one of the finest rodeos ever given in Red Lodge is expected this year, Mr. Cowger said. "We have everything here that makes for a good show—natural cowboys, rodeo directors who have learned their business after years of experience, all the events a good rodeo features, fine trick riders, clowns, everything that goes in a first class show." A parade will be given, starting at one o'clock each afternoon. Under the direction of Robert Bennett, prizes will be given for the best dressed cowboy, best dressed cowgirl, best dressed jun ior cowboy, best dressed junior cowgirl, and best dressed junior cowboy and pony and best dress ed junior cowgirl and pony. Some of the finest horses in the a Riies Held For Carbon Pioneer Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ann Barclay, 78, of Joliet, who died last week in a Billings hos pital, were conducted Sunday at the Joliet Christian church, with the Rev. H. E. Jull officiating. She had lived in Joliet 20 years, and had been a resident of Car bon county 54 years. Miss Shirley L. Wild, accom panied by Mrs. Ernest E. Wild, both of Billings, sang time We'll Understand," "What a Friend We Have In Jesus," and "I Need Thee Every Hour." Pallbearers were V. J. Daniels, Knox Gibson, L. C. Gibson, Dean Some M. Grewell, Earl Hobbs, and Al bert Roberts. Mrs. Barclay was born Novem ber 19, 1866, in Farmington, Wis., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hobbs. She came to Montana in 1890^ from LaCrosse, Wis. On March 12 of that year she was married to James R. Barclay and the couple moved to Red Lodge. In 1895, they moved from Red Lodge to Bridger, where they resided for several years. Before moving to Joliet 20 years ago, they lived in Glendive and Seattle. Mrs. Barclay was a member of the Christian church in Joliet. She is survived by her widow er, two daughters, Miss Grace Barclay of San Francisco, and Mrs. N. L. Bunday of Great Falls; a son, Lee Barclay of Spokane; three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Grewell Seattle, and Mi's. Hubert Roberts of Poi'tland; a brother, Albert Hobbs of Bx-idger, and two grand sons. Penney Store Has New Manager Wesley A. Freeberg arrived Monday to assume the manager ship of the J. C. Penney company in Red Lodge. He formex-ly made his home in Carrington, N. Dak. His wife and two sons will ari'ive soon. Dale F. Brown, manager of the Penney store for the past two years, left Tuesday for Baker where he will manage a company store. He replaced Leonard Ham rell here, now in the armed ser vices. Mrs. Brown and their son and daughter, will leave shortly for Baker. state will be entered in the par ade, with all riders dressed in western garb to add color and atmosphere to the two-day show. t Always the home of some of the top-ranking cowboys in the na tion, among those expected to take part in their home-town show are Turk Greenough, cham bronc Bill Margie Greenough, Bill Linder- • man, all-around cowboy to date and second high in points for bronc riding, and his brother, Bud Linderman, who ranks fourth for all-around cowboy and second for bareback riding in the national standing. Jack Toole will be announcer for the show, and John Linder man and Bill Greenough will be pick-up men. Officers of the rodeo associa tion are Vern Cowger, president; William Mackay, vice president; Milo Schanck, second vice presi dent; L. W. Lyons, secretary, and C. F. Chamberlain, treasurer. Directors are John Linderman, Frank Cobetto, Robert Bennett, J. J. Gerondale, John Albert, C. E. Hickok, H. C. Olcott, L. W. Lyons, Vern Cowger, John Simp son, William Mackay, K. W. Skeen, Ted Schmitz, L. M. Slav ens, and Harold Graves. The board of managers includes Vern Cowger, L. M. Slavens, A. F. Richardson, H. C. Olcott, Wil liam Mackay, J. J. Gerondale, C. E. Hickok, John Albert, and John Linderman. Committee members are: stock, John Linderman, John Albert, Robert Bennett, and Vern Cow ger; finance, Dale F. Brown, C. E. Hickok, Leland Newman, John Albert, Kearney Berven, R. G. Martin, Frank L. Patterson, and L. W. Lyons; advertising, H. C. Olcott, L. M. Slavens, W. B. Ven nard, L. W. Lyons, Milo Schanck, and Kearney Berven; band, John Lampi; parade, Robert Bennett; tickets, Richard M. Gilder and Leo R. Spogen; and street and window decorating, Lester Lund. con tracted for a carnival to be here for several days. Some of the equipment has already arrived and the company expects to begin its first performance on July 1 or 2. Word was received late this week that Fred Haydon of Op portunity, Wash., will be the clown at the rodeo this year. He has been in many of the big-time rodeos and the association is cer tain that he will be a success here. Subscription Notice Because of mailing restric tions by the navy depart ment. after July 1. no sub scriptions to The News for servicemen will be accepted unless accompanied by a written request from the ser viceman himself. This applies to all subscriptions to service men outside the continental United Slates. New mailing regulations of the postal de partment do not permit the mailing of copies of newspap ers to servicemen without a written request. Rationing Dates GASOLINE A-16 series of stamps valid ated June 22. 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