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' .pF MONTANA 1 HELENA Histor i on 1 Librnry Helenr., Mont. C CARBON COUNTY NEWS Maîl'Œ «S««? »i Eiya (CONTINUATION OF THE PICKET - JOURNAL) RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1945 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 18 SUBSCRIPTION: $2.50 A YEAR Carbonites I t I h n e * U. S. Forces T/3 Stephen T. Hudak has been awarded the army's good conduct medal for "faithful and exact per formance of duty, efficiency thru capacity to produce desired re sults and behavior deserving em ulation," it was announced this week by Antilles department headquarters, Puerto Rico. He entered the army in May, 1942, and has served in the Caribbean area since May, 1944. He is sta tioned in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is the soh of Mrs. Mike Hu dak. Bernt I. Egenes received an honorable discharge from the army air force weather service. He has been stationed in the Pa cific for the past two years and had been in service for three years when he received his dis charge. ■ Machinist's Mate First Class and Mrs. James E. Kennedy are visiting Mr. Kennedy's mother, Mrs. John G. Wilson near Cooney dam. He has been service for three years and has spent 19 months in the Atlantic and south Pacific. They are enroute to Chi cago where they will visit Mrs. Kennedy's parents. Mr. Kennedy was a linotype operator in Long Beach, Calif., before entering the navy. R Corporal Bill Marshall arrived last week to spend a 15-day fur lough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Marshall. He is stationed with the coast artillery school detachment at Fort Mon roe, Va. m Petty Officer First Class and Mrs. Thomas A. Stout have been visiting at the home of Mrs. Stout's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Luoma of Luther. Petty Of ficer Stout recently returned af ter serving 22 months in the south Pacific. Louis O. Vittorie has been pro- moted to lieutenant, junior grade, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Vittorie. He is an advanced instructor in the navy air corps in Atlanta, Ga. --m With five major campaign to his credit, T/4 Walt Schenck, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Schenck, has received his dis charge from the army. He served 54 months in the infantry and was overseas for 38 months. R Private Roland Robertson left Wednesday evening for Camp Roberts, Calif., following a 10-day furlough here with his wife and son, and his mother, Mrs. Ina Robertson. Staff Sergeant Ronald Lang staff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Langstaff of Bridger, now is sta tioned at the Santa Rosa army Calif., air force installation. -ft Sergeant and Mrs. Vern Schwin arrived last week from Waco, Tex., to spend a 15-day furlough with Sgt. Schwin's mother, Mrs. Georgia Schwin, and other rela tives and friends. J esse Winzenried, discharged serviceman from Boyd, has been designated by Denver university as the first of 10 persons to ceive 1945-46 fellowships for study in the university's school of government management. Each fellowship carries a $1,500 cash award. re Private Stanley C. Witt arrived last week in Bridger from Camp Wolters, Tex., to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Witt. - Private John L. Massick is now stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif., according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mas sick. fe Sergeant Paul Jeffers, follow ing 25 months overseas with the eighth air force based in England, returned Friday to spend a 30-day furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Jeffers. (Continued on page eight) County Subscribes 118 Percent For Seventh War Loan Drive Roscoe Leads County With 174 Per Cent; Several Communi ties Are Under Quotas Set By Committee; Red Lodge Goes Over The Top With 161 Per Cent; County Has 116 Per Cent of Sales With $357.007.75 In Bonds Purchased The of Carbon county responded well to the seventh loan drive and unofficial re ports give the county 116 per cent of sales and a total of $357,007.75 in bonds purchased from April 1 to July 7, according to County Chairman Mrs. H. C. Olcott. Final reports of the drive with the communities, their sales, quo tas and percentages, include: Red Lodge, $154,516.25, $96,500, 161 per cent. Bearcreek - Washoe, $15,987.50, $11,500, 140 per cent. Belfry, $22,649.50, $15,500, 146 per cent. Bridger, $39,592.75, $44,000, 90 per cent. Fromberg, $28,850.50, $31,500, 92 per cent. Edgar, $14,768.75, $12,500, 118 per cent. Boyd, Silesia, Joliet, $32,293.75, $42,500, 76 per cent. Roscoe, $17,406.25, $10,000, 174 per cent. Luther, $9,662.50, $10,000, 97 per cent. Fox-Roberts, $21,275, $32,000, 66 per cent. "Through the diligent efforts of many volunteers and the gen erous support of the citizens, we have again over-subscribed our quota," Mrs. Olcott said. "Your V. . 11 war finance committee wishes to thank the chairman of each com munity as well as the volunteers who have given so much of their time to make the drive a success. Through your help Montana again has been first in the nation to at tain the E bond quota, and a sub stantial over-subscription of all types of bonds. It is this enthusi asm . and evidence of unity and support that will lighten the load for our fighting men and bring them home a bit sooner. The splendid cooperation of all of the residents of Carbon county is greatly appreciated and we are proud of the job you have done." As Carbon county's share of the Shell Oil Company's $15,000,000 bond purchases, $3,800 will be added to the amount purchased by the local people. Montana's allottment from the company was $194,000. The $15,000,000 is in ad dition to the individual bond quo ta set for Shell's 8,000 employees in the west. President Backs Paper Campaigns The need for waste paper and the fact that this need is expect ed to carry on until V-J day, has been stressed, H. B. Field, county salvage chairmen, said this week. To back up all previous state ments, a statement from Presi dent Truman has just been re ceived, covering the constant and continuous need for waste paper. The President's statement is as follows; "Before we were forced to fight this war, we took for granted our abundance in a land of plenty. Early in the conflict, however, we learned the importance of conser and salvage critical ma terial. "Paper in its varied forms is essential to the business of sup plying, feeding and clothing our armed forces. As our fighting might expanded, the need for more paper grew. "Accordingly, we took steps to insure a constant supply. We sav ed paper. We learned to think twice before we destroyed paper —and other things—which could be used again. "I hope that every community will cooperate fully with all salv age committees who are doing their part in saving waste paper, particularly the boys and girls who are rendering such a patrio tic service in collecting paper. They deserve all the help we can give them, as well as our warm gratitude." Though one paper drive has been completed here, another will follow soon, Mr. Field said. He asks that people of the county continue to save paper and never slacken their efforts a single day. June Weddings Lead June was the proverbial cupid's month in Red Lodge, according to Hilda Richeson, clerk of the district court. Topping all months in 1945, June led with 17 marriage licenses sold during the month. Eclipse Visible To Red Lodge People The rapidity with which the solar eclipse became total im pressed not only the average citi zen but also famous astronomers who made observations for the Princeton university observatory early Monday morning. The suddenness with which it became total surprised every one and the changes in degrees of illumination were rapid and great. It was suitable weather for visual observations but clouds created a condition not so suit able for instrument use. Many Red Lodge residents roll ed out early Monday morning to watch the phenomenon. A small bank of clouds obstructed the view for several minutes after six o'clock, but before totality skies were clear enough to witness the crossing of the moon before the sun. The sky appeared a darkish blue hue immediately before to tality to the south of the sun, bluish black during totality and dark bluish immediately after tq the north for a few seconds. | During of total ity, it was possible to look in practically all directions. Before totality the southern sky was con siderably darker than the north. After totality the darkness shift ed more to the north. The horizon was lighter both to the north and south than to the east. About a dozen cars viewed the eclipse from the east bench. Be cause of the clouds in the north east, the only noticeable spot from which the eclipse would have been clearly visible was the top of Silver Run peak. This peak was in sunlight all the time. The eclipse reached approxi mately 95 per cent of totality in Red Lodge. Budgets Filed By School Districts Additional school districts in Carbon county that have filed tentative budgets for the current year have been announced by Mrs. Violette Romek, county sup erintendent of schools. The budgets filed for this year and the ones used during the past year, include: District 8, Hogan, $2,130 as com pared with $1,919 last year. District 18, Wilson, $1,970 compared with $1,701. District 7, Joliet (elementary), $13,653.13 as compared with $11, 750; (high school) $15,827.50 compared with $11,460 last year. District 34, Belfry, $14,010 compared with $9,082.75. District 51, Luther, $1,720 compared with $1,707.50 last year. These districts are in addition to those that completed the filing of their tentative budgets earlier, which were published last week. as as as as Early Resident Dies In Seattle M. W. Potter, one of Carbon county's earliest residents, died at his home in Seattle last week fol lowing an illness of a week. He was born November 4, 1867, and had lived in Red Lodge since 1889 when the community first began its growth. He was married to Martha Hobbs of Joliet in 1893 in Red Lodge. Employed by the A. L. Babcock hardware company, he later established his own hard ware business, and in 1900 elected sheriff of Carbon county, serving three terms. By trade he was a tinsmith. During the term of Governor Joseph Dixon, Mr. Potter was ap pointed state game warden, r:_ office he held only a short time before being appointed as warden of the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge. Several years ago he moved to Seattle where he had been em ployed up to the time of his death at Boeing aircraft as a sheet metal worker. He was a member of Star in the West lodge No. 40, A. F. & A. M. Besides his widow, he is surviv ed by a son, Verne Potter of Seattle. was an 1 American Heroes by WOODY COWAN A v* ms Ü N ; m - & iPoâÿOi ■mu m « Wmmm 1. - f \ /V.!/, I 'IS, % ■/ \m If w V I %'/ ? n if St M L m « w&ssss? i Yi ! Ü a / &£ f *àùD P ARACHUTE Infantry Sgt. Ray E. Eubanks, La Grange, N. C., awarded a Medal of Honor posthumously, died after clubbing to death 4 Japs with his rifle in a machine gun and mortar nest. Going to the relief of a platoon isolated ty the enemy in Dutch New Guinea, he crawled to the Nips' position, was wounded and his rifle crippled, but charged in, swinging. After a shot dropped Eubanks, his squad killed 45 and effected the relief. War Bonds help equip such heroes. U. S. Treasury Department County Inductees To Leave July 17 Final Rites For Mrs. Sauerwein Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Sauerwein, 82, who died Saturday morning at her home Boyd following an illness of Carbon county inductees into the armed services will leave July 17 for Fort Douglas, Utah, accord three months, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Christian church in Joliet. The Rev. Donald Redfield of From berg officiated and interment was in the Rockvale cemetery. Mrs. Rose Favero, Mrs. Doris Bell and Mrs.- C. L. Baldwin, ac companied by Miss Gloria Favero, sang "In the Garden," "Nearer, My God, to Thee," and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Pallbearers were Joe Huddles ton, Lannie Boyd, Lawrence Hughes, George Harrison, Dome nic Favero, and Sherrel Sagen dorf. Mrs. Sauerwein was born in In diana April 30, 1863, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kimes. She was married March 8, 1883, in Clinton, Mo., to Edward Sauer wein, and had been a resident of Carbon county for the past 47 years. Surviving, besides her widower, are two daughters, Mrs. E. Tay lor of Santa Monica, Calif., and Mrs. William White of Bearcreek; a brother, Alex Kimes of Chil howee, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Cameron, Miss Ida Kimes, Mrs. Hattie Wolf, all of Clinton, and Mrs. Loma Sauerwein of De von, Kans.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were ,in charge of the Martin funeral home. Wounded in Action In a report released by the army-navy department, Corporal James B. Allison, of the marine corps, son of Mrs. Rose Allison, and Private First Class Oliver M. Jarvi, marine corps, husband of Mrs. Margaret E. Jarvi, were list ed as having been wounded in action. m S ERACS Mv cDACK WORLD'S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP FROM I9l9 To DpW 1926 AND NOW A COMDR. r IN THE U.Ç. COAST GUARD. LAHDE 0 OH OKINAWA WITH OUR INVASION FOR CHS' any Time jack PUT A MAN ON THE ROPES HE WAS A CINCH TO FINISH HIM — Bur even Though OUR BOV'S HA\JE THE JAPS ON THE ROPES IT STILL WON'T BE A CINCH TO FINISH THEM. BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE final victory BY INVESTING) ALL YOU CAN IN WAfK . ÔOMDS/ % G \ Â m:: niât :?1 / • : ■ I m ■■■■■ J 0b A MOMINKÏ . I a "4M '"^eifmiSiiiSeaSKSu ml 1 U. S. Treasury Department ( ing to the local selective service office. The list includes the following: Frank Homan, Joseph L. Koso rok, Robert L. Cheadle, Tony.J. Papez and Hugo Rattin, all Red Lodge; Lauran T. Powell, Arnold O. Powell and Robert F. Boehm, all of Bridger. Earl Hynd of Bearcreek; John Horst, Jr., of Fromberg; Fred G. Harkin and Anton Ries of Belfry; and Arnold A. Harmala of Rob erts. A transfer to the local board is Matt Ulvila of Roberts. Bark©! Rit©S Ar© UUICU Final rites for Charles Leonard Barker, 83, who died Friday in a local hospital, were conducted Monday morning from the chapel of the Martin funeral home. The Rev. J. D. Smith officiated and interment was in the Red Lodge cemetery. Miss Edna Barker, accompani ed by Mrs. J. D. Smith, sang "Face to Face" and "Sunrise To morrow." Pallbearers were Henry Win ters, William Geise, Baptiste Bar telino, Elmer Hogan, Clifford Loga and John Shane. Mr. Barker was born November 30, 1861, in Horican, Wis., the son of Sara and Joseph Barker. He was married to Cora Everett in 1904, and she preceded him in death in 1914. He had been a resident of Mon tana since 1917, and had made his home in Roberts for the past three years. Survivors include two brothers, Willard Barker of Roberts, Jesse Barker of Roundup, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Atwood of Erwin, S. Dak. Carbon County Chapter Elects Red Cross Officers Monday Three Members of Executive Board Re-Elected; Mrs. Martin Rapp to Serve as Chairman; Executive Committee Chair men Are Appointed; Resident Chairmen Are Named For County Towns; Production Report Is Given ! Eagles Initiate New Members Six candidates were initiated into Aerie No. 742, Fraternal Or der of Eagles at a meeting Mon day night. Those who are new members include W. F. Kebschull, Leonard Eik, A1 Sloulin, Ervin Clark, Joe Simpkins and Keith Burke. Ted Schmitz and H. E. Baretta, representing the local lodge at a state convention in Lewistown. gave a report on the meeting. Others attending were Past Pres idents Joe Flaherty and Robert Cunningham, and Ford Skinner. Amendments to the by-laws were approved at the meeting, and beginning in August or Sep tember, meeting nights will be changed from the second and fourth Monday of each month to the second and fourth Wednesday in the month. County Conducts Salvage Drives During the recent paper salv age campaign in Carbon county, almost 17,000 pounds of paper were collected, according to H. Field, county salvage chairman. Largest amounts were collected in Red Lodge and Bearcreek un der the supervision of Frank Ward and the Eagle and Elk Boy Scouts, and C. L. Baldwin, with 13,000 pounds donated. In other communities in the county, amounts collected and the chairmen are: Roberts, Pete How land, 630 pounds of paper and 22 pounds of kitchen fats; Joliet, Mrs. Eugene Blackard, 179 pounds of fats; Joliet and Edgar, Lewis Hetland and Stanley Collins, 4, 750 pounds of paper; Boyd, Mr. Hetland, 1,550 pounds of paper; Bridger, Mrs. Walter Owen, 300 pounds of fats; Luther, J. M. And erson, 1,100 pounds of paper and 22 pounds of fats. The Red Lodge Girl Scouts, with Mrs. Fred R. Schwin as scout leader, collected 800 pounds of waste kitchen fats during their drive. Mr. Hetland transported the collections from Red Lodge, Rob erts, Joliet, Edgar and Boyd to the salvage depot in Billings. Zupan Accepts Club Appointment The following letter was re ceived this week from Sergeant Tony Zupan in Mariano, Italy, by W. E. Pierce, secretary of the Red Lodge Commercial club: "I wish to acknowledge the ap pointment as an honorary mt m ber of the Red Lodge Commercial club. "I am indeed deeply honored, and wish to thank all of the club members for the recognition ac corded me. "To me, it is a pleasure to boost my favorite city, because I feel that there is no other place in the world to compare, and it is only right that other people know about it. Having received many photos and folders from home, I intend to carry on a more inten sified boosting campaign. "In closing here's hoping that I soon will be home and amongst you once again and able to take an active part in the affairs of the club. . . ." After it had been learned that Sergeant Zupan was a real boost er of his home town, he was ap pointed an honorary member of the local commercial club several weeks ago and was named the first "one-man commercial club" from Red Lodge. Preliminary Budget Planned by Council Members of the Red Lodge city council progressed toward the forming of a new city budget at council meeting Tuesday night. The preliminary budget, amount ing to about $65,000, will be dis cussed at a special meeting next Tuesday, and adoption of the bud get will be completed toward the latter part of the month, states Mayor H. C. Olcott. Three members of the execu tive board of Carbon county chapter, American Red Cross, were re-elected to serve for the coming year at a meeting held by the chapter Monday afternoon in the city hall. Mrs. Martin Rapp will serve as chairman, Mrs. Wm. R. Larkin, vice chairman, and Mrs. Leo R. Spogen, treasurer. Mrs. Frank Si cora was elected secretary to suc ceed Mrs. James F. Brophy, who has served in that capacity for the past 26 years. Newly appointed members of the executive committee include Mrs. R. W. Keller, junior Red Cross; Mrs. W. B. Vennard, nurse recruitment; Mrs. C. F. Chamber lain, public information; Harold Graves, first aid; Frank Ward, water safety. Those re-appointed to serve on the executive committee are Mrs. H. B. Field, war fund; Mrs. Bro phy, home service; Mrs. H. C. Ol cott, production; Mrs. John Lam pi, home nursing; Mrs. Joe Bailey, motor corps; Mrs. Field, home and farm accident; C. R. Schmidt, dis aster; Gus B. Foltz, prisoner of war. Resident chairmen of the exe cutive board from the towns in Carbon county are Mrs. Odessa Elliott, Roberts; Mrs. Howard Crumbaker, Fox bench; Mrs. S. P. Wilson, Boyd; Mrs. C. E. John son, Joliet; Mrs. A. L. Cook, Si lesia. Mrs. J. E. Patterson, Edgar; Mrs. C. R. Emmett, Fromberg; Mrs. Robert Teesdale, Bridger; Mrs. R. E. Hall, Belfry; Mrs. C. L. Baldwin, Bearcreek; Mrs. John Williams, Washoe; Mrs. Dave Branger, Roscoe, and Mrs. James Burnett, Luther. Mrs. H. C. Olcott, production chairman, reported that during the past year, 2,863 articles had been made by Red Cross workers f?r members of the armed forces. Included are 1,677 kit bags, 1, 047 housewives for kit bags, 83 sweaters, 12 scarfs or mufflers, 23 helmets, five watch caps, and 16 pairs of wristlets. For hospitals, 1,221 articles were completed, including 987 bedside bags, 78 pairs of scuffs, 49 bed shirts, two knitted lap robes, one wool lap robe, 28 men's pajamas, 38 fracture pillows, 10 pillow covers, seven convalescent robes and 21 bed jackets. One child's sweater and 13 pairs of pajamas were made for refugees. There were workers, comprising 9,235 hours spent in production work for the Red Cross, Mrs. Olcott said. Retires From Active Duty as Army Nurse Lt. Col. Alice Becklin returned here the past week for definite stay with her mother, Mrs. Chris Becklin. She has tired after 28 years in active duty as a nurse in the United States army. She has been stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. She is the first woman in this country to have achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1,035 volunteer an in rc services. 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 gooçi August 1.