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RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1945
VOLUME 22, NUMBER 18
SUBSCRIPTION: $2.50 A YEAR
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Private John L. Massick is now
stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif.,
according to word received by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mas
sick.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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is Matt Ulvila of Roberts.
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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
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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
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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.

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