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10* Historien! Librnry C VA* /0 A Helenn, Mont. /yO 5 $ CARBON COI NT Y NEWS Wi % r»M 1 SAVE WASTE PAPER (CONTINUATION OF THE PICKET - JOURNAL) l RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1945 SUBSCRIPTION: $2.50 A YEAR Volume 22, Number 17 Carbonites HHE □ t I h n e U, S. Forces Henry Hansen, fireman second class, arrived Saturday from Kla math Falls, Ore., to spend a 15 day leave here with his wife and children. Sergeant Roscoe Oglesbee ar rived this week from Santa Rosa, Calif., to spend a 23-day furlough here with his wife and with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Christiansen. Staff Sergeant Delbert W. King of Silesia has been awarded the silver star for gallantry in action while fighting with the third in fantry division in France. His mother, Mrs. Cecilia Agnes King, resides near Silesia. Joseph M. Klopcich arrived Saturday to spend a two-weeks' leave here with his wife and his mother, Mrs. Frances Klopcich. He is with the merchant marine and recently returned form the south Pacific. Staff Sergeant Iver Johnson ar rived in Bridger last week to spend a 45-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. John Johnson. He has been serving in the Philip pines. Word has been received that Allen Whittington has been pro moted to technician fifth grade. He has been in the south Pacific theater of operations for the past 10 months. PS Private Everett M. Waltmire, husband of Mrs. Hilda R. Walt mire of Bridger, has been report ed wounded in action in the Pa cific theater of operations. ft Lester Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown, returned here this week following an honorable discharge from the armed ser vices. He has served for the past four years and has spent thirty eight months overseas in Italy. Ray E. Bauman of Bridger has been promoted to electrician's mate first class, aboard a carrier somewhere in the south Pacific. He is a veteran of nearly every major assault coverage from the Palaus to the Ryukyus, including three initial landings in the Phil ippines and the battle for Leyte gulf. Wallace Penttila, yeoman sec ond class, left Sunday evening for Farragut, Idaho, for reassignment, following a 10-day leave here with his mother, Mrs. Lillian Penttila, and other relatives. Ted Kelting, who arrived last week to make an indefinite stay here with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lund, has received an honorable discharge from the army on the point system. He served in Italy for 10 months and had been in service since November, 1942. He has been awarded the air medal with four oak leaf clusters. -ft Private Roland Robertson ar rived Friday night from Camp Roberts, Calif., to spend a fur lough here with his wife and son, and with his mother, Mrs. Ina Robertson. Christopher Schmidt left this week following a short stay here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Schmidt. He has completed training at the USNTU at Helena and will report for duty at the USNAS at the Alameda Air Base, Calif., as an aviation cadet. Carpani Receives Army Discharge T/3 John Carpani, nephew of Mrs. Mary Carpani of Red Lodge, has received an honorable dis charge from the army. A patient at DeWitt general hospital, Au burn, Calif., since March, he has been recovering from his experi ences overseas. Overseas for 18 months, he served as a welder with the 110th ordnance in New Guinea. He holds the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with one bronze star. Be fore he went into the army in April, 1942, he worked for the Green Campbell gold mine in Butte. ! Sleps Taken To Open Highway To Cooke City Acting Governor Ernest T. Ea ton said this week steps are being taken to have the Red Lodge Cooke City highway cleared of snow as soon as possible, in order that motorists and businessmen might use the scenic highway leading into Yellowstone park. He said telegrams had been sent Newton B. Drury, director of the national park service, ask ing permission for use of a park service snowplow in order to ex pedite the work. A small crew of men with light equipment now is at work clearing the highway, he added, but estimates have been given that it would take them until August 1 to complete the "Many residents of Billings and Red Lodge, particularly those who have necessity to do business with persons living at Cooke City, Silver Gate and points within the park, are very desirous of having the road opened as quickly as possible," the acting governor said. "They feel, too, it is poor busi ness to have $3,000,000 invested in a highway of this kind and then not have it available for use. In addition, delay in clearing the snow might result in severe dam age to the oiled highway, by flooding and shoulder erosion when the moisture goes off all at once." Acting Governor Eaton also said the public roads administra tion had been contacted in an effort to secure action on the pro ject and said the state highway department was willing to co operate to the extent of its abil ities. The highway to Gardiner lake has been cleared and it estimat ed the job could be completed within a week if heavy equipment were made available. State Miners To Get More Points The district office of price ad ministration indicated this week Montana miners would receive from 30 to 40 more red points per month under an experimental plan in July. The local OPA information ser vice said the program probably would be handled largely on a trial basis. L. M. A. Wass, district director, was expected to consult with miners during the month re garding details of operation. While issuance of all rations will be handled out of the district office, it was pointed out that those eligible must be certified by local committees comprised of members of union organizations and owners of the mines. Chester Bowles, price adminis trator, said the better diet for miners was authorized on the basis of findings that the heavy, muscular work done by miners calls for unusually high intake of calories. For the time being, canned foods are not included in the tra ration, although they may be later on, Bowles said. ex Apple Crops Are Predicted Light The apple harvest prospect for Carbon county is considered only fair for the 1945 season, R. E. Bancroft, state horticulturist, said after an inspection tour through the county's orchards. Wealthy and winter varieties show fair prospects of producing a crop. Other varieties, including the McIntosh, are not exepected to produce to any great extent this season. There is evidence of some cod dling moth, Bancroft said, and it is expected that some orchard owners will protect their crop with spray, but in general the is to be crop so light in most areas that little will be done. spraying Former Resident Dies In Roundup Mrs. Ellen Jones, 75, former Red Lodge resident, died at Roundup hospital Saturday morn ing. She was born in Wales March 7, 1870, and came to the United States ten years later, settling in Ohio. She was married at Wads worth, Ohio, in 1885, and she and her husband moved to Red Lodge in 1898. Mr. Jones died in 1926. Surviving are two sons, Bert and William Jones of Roundup, and five grandchildren. , American Heroes by WOODY COWAN ! V) \ L ■ S\ % / i A. c r 1 / t A « n A, , / -1 Ü3 'aï'/âÂ P IERRE, South Dakota, can be proud of Lt. Robert Pershing Williams. Decorated with the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross, Lt. Williams, spotting a German sub while piloting a Navy Torpedo Bomber in the Atlantic, attacked the enemy without supporting fighter planes. He released four depth charges, all of which exploded close, sinking the sub and throwing enemy personnel into the water. For his heroism and extraordinary achievement Lt. Williams received the Gold Star. War Bonds buy depth charges for such - -- J U. S. Treasury Department heroic service. School Districts File Preliminary Budgets For 1945-46 Operating Costs Twenty-eight school districts in Carbon county have filed tenta tive budgets to cover operations during the school year commenc ing July 1, according to Mrs. Vio lette Romek, county superintend ent of schools. of all dis tricts must be filed with Mrs. Ro Mek by July 10. Proposed budgets of districts filed thus far are: No. 1, Red Lodge, budget of $45,197.20 as compared with $41, 429.60 this year. No. 5, Wilsey, budget of $3,160 as compared with $2,393 this year. No. 10, Volney Creek, budget of $1,765 as compared with $2,173 for the current year. No. 12, Lone Tree, budget of $1,365 as compared with $1,614 for this year. No. 13, Plummer, budget of $1,851.25, as compared with $1,632 this year. No. 15, Drycreek, budget of $2, 485 as compared with $2,037 this year. No. 16, Piney Creek, $2,912.83 as compared with $2,070 this No. 19, Selmes, budget of $2,925 as compared with $1,732 this year. No. 20, Silesia, budget of $7, 361.06 as compared with $5,505 for this year. No. 21, Draper, budget of $1, 885.82 as compared with $1,786 for this year. No. 23, Roberts, budget of $6, 971 as compared with $6,101 this year. No. 24, N. Willowcreek, budget of $2,666.25 as compared with $2, 438 this year. No. 25, New Prospect, budget of $3,074.63 as compared with $2,441 this year. No. 28, Boyd, budget of $2,464. 12 as compared with $2,137. No. 29, Plainview, budget of $3,608.74 as compared with $2,048 this year. No. 30, Fromberg, (elementary) $29,975 as compared with $26,580 this year; (high school) $18,995 as compared with $16,445 this year. No. 32, Rockvale, budget of $2, 859 as compared with $2,035 this ■■■ SÎ&0» iH SÉRY|Cjf y A @ Oat DU hunter \\. ; i m FORMER 2-MILE AND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMP ->> < ■ '•-'V A ? ■fj Ws ?:/ 7/ I clue's an officer I IN THE GREAT U.5, f I NAVY WHICH MAKES i I IT POSSIBLE FOR ( . r m ! OUR SOLDIERS W£ TO REACH ENBMV TERRITORY SOTHEY B CAN DO A LITTLE i CROSS-COUNTRY if RACING UNDER THEIR " OWN POWER -iod CAtf HELP supply The Power, Buy WAR BONDS/ W IJ ii l M iw m V. m « -— : / \ } / U. S. Treasury Department year. No. 36, Roscoe, budget of $3,630 compared with $3,150 this year. No. 37, Elbow, budget of $3,325 compared with $2,860 this year. No. 38, Bailey, budget of $2, 270.75 as compared with $1,911 this year. No. 39, Dryhead, budget of $3, 514 as compared with $2,174.50 this year. No. 43, Tucker, budget of $2, 670 as compared with $2,400 this year. No. 45, Willow Creek, budget of $337 as compared with $237.50 this year. No. 46, Round Butte, budget of $2,535, same as this year. No. 48, Cow Creek, budget of $1,783.25 as compared with $1,343 this year. No. 50, Weast, budget of $747 as compared with $1,658 this year. No. 54, Washoe, budget of $6, 550 as compared with $5,565 this year. No. 55, Bluewater, budget of $1,068 as compared with $848 this year. No. 66, Victory, budget of $1, 849 as compared with $1,709.50 this year. No. 68, Loyning, budget of $1, 652.50 as compared with $1,394.07 this year. No. 69, Monahan, budget of $585 as compared with $1,259 this year. Daily Postponed Because of the necessity of completing publication of the legals now appearing in The News before changing the fre quency of publication, it has become necessary to postpone publication of the new daily newspaper announced June 28. Unless something else occurs which we have not foreseen, the new daily will begin on Monday. July 23 . We thought we had explored every possibility and foreseen every contingency, but we were wrong. Huge Crowds Attend 16 th Annual Rodeo Perfect Weather Features Show; World's! Championship Cowboys Compete For Purses; Mile-Long Parade Features Big Days' Entertainment For Visitors World's championship cowboys, crowds of people, real buckers, a mile-long parade of gleaming horse-flesh and bright-eyed riders; rubber-necked steers that couldn't be thrown, a beer bottle on the court house lawn, the raucous music of a carnival, the lightning speed of a lariat, milling crowds that blocked the sidewalks, half-block long queue in front of the downtown ticket booth, the heels-over-head fall of the racing bulldogger, dudes and more crowds, Indians, Negroes, people of all races and creeds, a traffic cop at Broad way and 11th Street to unsnarl the jams, the occasional loud mouthed drunk, "Watch chute 5 as Bill Linderman settles on the hurricane deck of Big Enough,"j-toward all this and more made up the 16th annual rodeo staged by the Red Lodge Rodeo Association on Tuesday and Wednesday. All in all, it was a most success ful rodeo. As Vern Cowger, pre sident of the association, said Wednesday morning, "We could pay all the bills and still come out without any one 'digging'." The crowds had fun, but they also had sore feet. The collective mileage of all the walking that was done up and down the street would have made a big dent in the distance to the moon. The crowds met old friends and stop ped to visit for a few minutes— about sons and husbands in ser vice, and the folks at home. It was a wartime rodeo, with not too many soldiers home on fur lough to enjoy the fun. One of the feature attractions in the parade was George Goes Ahead, who carried a flag pre sented to old Chief Plenty Coups by President Theodore Roosevelt years ago. The flag was given as a presidential citation to Chief Plenty Coups as chief of all the chiefs of In dian tribes. Goes Ahead is a nephew of Chief Plenty Coups and his only surviving relative. The mile-long parade contain ed 141 horses Tuesday and had 188 on the final day. In addition, there were floats, the Red Lodge city band under the direction of John Lampi, majorettes in levis, a mountain lion in a cage from the See 'Em Alive Zoo, rodeo of ficials and contestants on their horses, and the flag of America leading the parade carried by Harry Loughney, riding his horse, "Night." Mr. Loughney has rid den "Night" in the rodeo parade for about 12 years. Parade Winners Parade winners the first day were as follows: Best dressed cowboy, Buck Sanford. Best dressed cowgirl, Margaret Linderman. Best dressed junior cowboy, Lloyd Lamb. Best dressed junior cowgirl, Marion Roat. Best dressed junior cowboy and pony, Jim Nelson. Best dressed junior cowgirl and pony, Gayle Schanck. Toughest dressed junior cow boy, Clarence Owen. Second day winners were: Best dressed cowboy, Ed. Ka hila. Best dressed cowgirl, Val Vit toria. Best dressed junior cowboy, Paul Pilati. Best dressed junior cowgirl, Bessie Cortner. Best dressed junior cowboy and pony, Marvin Lyytnien. Best dressed junior cowgirl and pony, Button Nowlin. Toughest dressed cowboy, Jack Fox. The city's restaurants, with the assistance of the Legion Auxiliary USO stand and the Boy Scouts' stand, did a good job of feeding the multitude. No one went hun gry, but many went sleepless. There were no rooms or cabins available in Red Lodge either night, and many were forced to sleep in their cars. Picnic grounds at the new city park on the south side of Rock Creek in the south part of town were filled most of the day, as were camp sites further up the canyon. The weather turned warm Wednesday morning and many people came to Red Lodge just to escape the heat. One of the highway patrolmen drove to Roberts just before noon No.T" and counted 384 cars, all heading Red Lodge, « The major disappointment in the show was the clown, but it wasn't his fault that the rope would break. Somehow, people made up for this with plenty of laughs in other parts of the show that were not supposed to be funny. A feature that brought rounds of applause from the crowds was the trick riding of Marjorie and Kid Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz. They performed varied and dif ficult tricks while riding their horses at a gallop in front of the grandstand. Stock for the rodeo was fur nished by Alice Greenough and Joe Orr, and there were many compliments heard on the streets after it was all over that there wasn't a better show anywhere in the country. The stock was what made the show, together with our own past, present and future world champs, and the rodeo was yotAd n succès® by every person. Proudest of all, perhaps, was the president of the association— and he had a right to be. It was a well-staged show, everything clicked, there were no delays, and people had their money's worth. Everyone congratulated Mr. Cow ger on his management of the 16th annual show. In turn, Mr. Cowger wanted to thank each and every person who helped in any way with the show. His was a job of supervision, and the men he picked for the jobs were the right ones, and he de sires to thank each of them for their splendid help. Final Day Money Winners Final day money winners in the five major contests staged at the rodeo included: Bulldogging Contest: Eleven doggers: 1st, Duffy Crabtree, Augusta, $33.00. 2nd, Ed. Shultz, Billings, $24.75. 3rd, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge, $16.50. 4th, Oral Zumwalt, Wolf Creek, $8.25. Calf Roping Conlesf: 27 ropers: 1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge, $81.00. 2nd, George Burroughs, Hardin, $60.75. 3rd, Oral Zumwalt, Wolf Creek, $40.50. f 4th, Albert Vermandel, Hardin, $20.25. Saddle Bronc Riding Contest, nine riders: 1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge, $18.00. 2nd, John Linderman, Red Lodge, $13.50. 3rd, Alvin Parshall, Billings, $9.00. 4th, Turk Greenough, Red Lodge, $4.50. Bareback Riding Contest: nine riders: 1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge, $18.00. 2nd, Doug Linderman, Red Lodge, $13.50. 3rd, Merle Fales, Cody, $9.00. 4 th, John Elfic, Livingston, $4.50. Bull Riding Contest, seven rid ers: 1st, Kid Roberts, Phoenix, $14. 2nd, Merle Fales, Cody, $10.50. 3rd, John Elfic, Livingston, $7.00. 4th, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge, $3.50. Final money was made up of entry fees in the particular event and then split, 40, 30, 20, and 10 per cent among the winners of that event. First Day Money Winners First day money winners were (Continued on page eight) License For Slot Machines Is Set The Montana equalization board reminded slot machine owners operating licensable establish ments this week that July 15 is the deadline for obtaining slot machine licenses authorized by the 1945 legislature. Licenses issued by the board before that date will be issued for six months only, and all licenses must be renewed thereafter on January 1. For the rest of 1945, licenses will be issued at half the fee specified in the act. On that basis the six-month license will cost $100 per machine in cities over 10,000 and $25 in cities of less than 5,000 or in areas outside the limits of an incorpo rated city or town. Each separate slot in any machine will require duplication of the fee paid. Full year licenses will be twice those listed, and any county or city li censes will be in addition to the state fee. Counties are permitted by the law to levy one-half the state fee and cities may levy one-fourth the state fee, proceeds to go to the county poor fund and city general fund, respectively. The the entire profit from the ma chines must go to the operating licensee. Applications are avail able at the board's office in Hel ena. board emphasized that licenses can legally be issued only to re ligious, fraternal, charitable or non-profit organizations and that Board Releases Pre-induction List Men from Carbon county who will leave for Butte July 12 for pre-induction examinations into the armed forces have been an nounced by selective service board No. 1. The list includes John G. Klep ich, Edwin Nikula, and James F. Cole of Red Lodge; Harold R. Morrison, LeRoy I. Laughery and Ted Leland of Joliet; Louis T. Ol son, George Jurovich, George Thormahlen, Jack M. Rukavina and George Thomas of Bridger. Joe Buechler of Roberts; Mar tin Bell of Cody, Thomas E. Put tu of Seattle; Robert L. Kloster of Billings; Herman Frank of Jamestown, N. Dak., and William Hall of Fromberg. Gillen Elected To State Eagles' Office J. J. Gillen was elected state outside guard at the annual con vention of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lewistown Sunday. He has resigned as state trustee. Others from Red Lodge, repre senting the local aerie of Eagles who attended the one-day meet ing were H. E. Baretta, worthy president; Ted Schmitz, Ford Skinner, Joe Flaherty, and Robert Cunningham. Rationing Dates GASOLINE A-16 series of stamps valid ated June 22. Each coupon good for six gallons through September 21. RED STAMPS K2 through P2 good through July 30; Q2 through U2 good through August 31; V2 thru Z2 good through September 30; A1 through El good thru October 31. BLUE STAMPS T2 through X2 good through July 30; Y2, Z2, A1 through Cl good through August 31; D1 through HI good through September 30; J1 through N1 good through October 31. SUGAR Stamp 36 good through Au gust 31. SHOE STAMPS Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 good indefinitely; new stamp good August 1.