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Volume 22, Number 17

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
Sergeant Roscoe Oglesbee ar
rived this week from Santa
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
For the time being, canned
foods are not included in the
tra ration, although they may be
later on, Bowles said.
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.
Former Resident
Dies In Roundup
Mrs. Ellen Jones, 75, former
Red Lodge resident, died at
Roundup hospital Saturday morn
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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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
No. 55, Bluewater, budget of
$1,068 as compared with $848 this
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
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
Best dressed cowgirl, Margaret
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
Best dressed cowgirl, Val Vit
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
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
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
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
1st, Duffy Crabtree, Augusta,
2nd, Ed. Shultz, Billings, $24.75.
3rd, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge,
4th, Oral Zumwalt, Wolf Creek,
Calf Roping Conlesf: 27 ropers:
1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge,
2nd, George Burroughs, Hardin,
3rd, Oral Zumwalt, Wolf Creek,
f 4th, Albert Vermandel, Hardin,
Saddle Bronc Riding Contest,
nine riders:
1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge,
2nd, John Linderman, Red
Lodge, $13.50.
3rd, Alvin Parshall, Billings,
Turk Greenough, Red
Lodge, $4.50.
Bareback Riding Contest: nine
1st, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge,
2nd, Doug Linderman, Red
Lodge, $13.50.
3rd, Merle Fales, Cody, $9.00.
4 th, John Elfic, Livingston,
Bull Riding Contest, seven rid
1st, Kid Roberts, Phoenix, $14.
2nd, Merle Fales, Cody, $10.50.
3rd, John Elfic, Livingston,
4th, Bill Linderman, Red Lodge,
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
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
Rationing Dates
A-16 series of stamps valid
ated June 22. Each coupon
good for six gallons through
September 21.
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.
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.
Stamp 36 good through Au
gust 31.
Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3
good indefinitely; new stamp
good August 1.

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