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U, S. Forces
Lieutenant Richard Nutting re
turned Monday to spend a 30-day
leave with his wife and his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nutting.
He has served in the European
theater of operations with the
104th infantry (Timberwolf) divi
sion, the first to travel directly
from the states to France. The
entire division is in the United
States now. While here, combat
veterans will be granted fur
loughs and will then be given
training to prepare them for
further battles in the Pacific
against the Japanese.
Joseph M. Klopcich left Sunday
for San Pedro, Calif., for further
assignment following a two
weeks' leave here with his wife
and his mother, Mrs. Frances
Klopcich. He is with the merchant
marine and recently returned
from a two-months' voyage in the
Sergeant John Hainan returned
to Fromberg last week to spend
a furlough with his parents and
other relatives and friends. He
has been in England with the
eighth air force for 25 months.
Corporal Leslie Landon is now
at a port of embarkation in Cali
fornia awaiting overseas assign
ment. He has been in the United
States since December, following
30 months service in the Pacific
with the marine corps.
Sergeant Jack Lapp i c spending
a furlough in Fromberg and Bil
lings. He recently returned fol
lowing 15 months overseas in the
European theater with the air

Technical Sergeant Joe Papez
arrived Monday to spend a week
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Papez. He is stationed at
Ogden, Utah.
Lee E. Weathermon, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Weathermon of
Bridger, has received a disability
discharge from army service af
ter 24 months duty, 14 months of
which he served overseas. During
of the purple heart, the president
ial citation, French citation, ETO
campaign ribbon, and the good
conduct medal.
Staff Sergeant Vincent Mus ar
rived last week from the Euro
pean theater of operations to
spend a furlough here with his
mother, Mrs. Earl Mus.
Adam Mai, son of Mrs. Mary
Mai of Bridger, has returned af
ter receiving a discharge from
the armed services. He had been
in service for four years, spend
ing 22 months overseas.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Columbus
Sergeant Jack Columbus, with
the first tank battalion in the
marine corps, has been moved
from Okinawa to another camp
on rotation.
Staff Sergeant John Mondt ar
rived last week to spend a fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Mondt of Bridger. He
has been stationed in England.
Private First Class Clarence P.
Bjordahl arrived Saturday from
Fort Crockett, Galveston, Texas,
to spend a 22-day furlough here
with relatives and friends. He is
with the coast artillery.
Jack Kanvick, GM2/C left last
week for San Francisco to be re
assigned. He spent several days
in Bridger with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Kanvick.
Private First Class Gilbert
Johnson arrived last week to
spend a 30-day furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill John
son. He has been with the infan
try in the European area.
If it had not been for the work
of the eighth air force service
command, more than 15,000 addi
tional replacement bombers and
fighter planes, costing more than
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Red Lodge Girl Scout Troops
Will Attend Camp Next Month
Twenty Scouts Are Registered From Red Lodge; Camp Will
Open July 30 At Lions Camp Above Richel Lodge; Four
Counselors To Accompany Local Girls; Three Camping
Periods Have Been Scheduled During Summer
When Girl Scout camp opens'!
at the Lions camp above Richel
lodge July 30, about 250 Scouts
from throughout the Midland
Empire are expected to attend.
Three consecutive camping per
iods have been scheduled by the
Girl Scout council to begin July
30, and to continue through Au
gust 19. About 80 girls will attend
each camping period with the
first week reserved for the
Brownies, Girl Scouts from 7 to
10 years of age, and the second
and third weeks for intermediate
Girl Scouts, aged 10 to 15.
Most of the Scouts registered
are from Billings. However, 20
from the Red Lodge troop, 40
from Laurel, nine from Bridger,
and 11 from Columbus are also
Counselors from Red Lodge to
attend camp are Mrs. Fred R.
Schwin, Scoutleader, Mrs. Joe
Bailey, Mrs. H. B. Field, and Mrs.
Chester Hagen. Local Scouts will
attend camp from August 12
through August 19. In addition to
clothing, each Scout is required
to bring a flashlight, jack knife,
drinking cup, blankets and ration
stamps—10 red and 10 blue.
Each girl is required to have
had a physical examination with
in one week of her departure for
camp and must also have been
immunized for diphtheria and for
The Girl Scout camp is organiz
ed under the unit plan for camp
ing. Campers are assigned to units
carying from 12 to 24 in number
and are grouped according to age,
school grade, interests and experi
ence as campers.
Unit groups are subdivided into
smaller groups or patrols which
live together in one cabin. Lead
ers are''chosen from each patrol
who meet with the unit counsel
ors to form a court of honor, the
executive body of the unit.
Horseback riding, outdoor cook
ing—including stick and trick
cooking—hikes and exploration,
games, arts and crafts are some
of the activities of the camp pro
gram. Archery will be added to
the schedule for the first time
this year with new equipment
ordered by the camp committee.
In the evenings, the campers
will gather around a campfire for
story telling, singing, folk danc
ing, treasure hunts, impromptu
dramatics and informal stunts. A
tradition at Girl Scout camp is
the all-camp party on Satur
day night.
Campers are lodged in 15 sleep
ing cabins. A dining hall, recrea
tion hall, directors' quarters, the
cooks' cabin, a craft cabin and in
firmary comprise the remainder
of the equipment at the Lions
Reading material for the camp
ers is supplied by the Parmly
Billings memorial library which
loans 150 books to the Girl Scout
Besides the campers themselves,
and the camp director, approxi
mately 50 counselors will be on
the camp scene to aid in super
vising and carrying out the camp
Red Lodge girls who are regis
tered to attend camp this season
are Betty Kent, Maxine Owen,
Betty Ann May, Angie Oberto,
Miriam Penttila, Agnes Allison,
Joan Yelich, Jaye Whitcomb, Lila
Franklin, Shirley Ann Waters,
Barbara Cunningham, Janet Bai
ley, Constance Cobetto, Shirley
Romek, Kathleen McDonald, Sal
ly Ann Williams, Vivian Aubrey,
Virginia Stinson, Mary Ellen Pat
ten and Joan Akers.
Individuals May
Get Flag Booklets
Flag booklets which give a
complete history of the national
emblem and explain how it
should be displayed properly un
der all circumstances, will be sent
to all individuals who request
them, states Leo R. Spogen, com
mander of Carbon post No. 17,
American Legion.
A limited number of these
booklets will be sent upon re
quest to veterans' organizations.
"This is a splendid little book,"
Mr. Spogen said.
Anyone desiring a copy of the
book may 'write directly to the
U. S. Marine Corps, Butte, and
it will be sent immediately. Mr.
Spogen believed they will find
a welcome place in all Montana
Rites Today For
Vivian Lukenback
Funeral services for Vivian Lu
kenback, four-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Luken
back of Roberts, who died in a
Billings hospital Monday, will be
conducted this afternoon (Thurs
day) at two o'clock from the
Methodist church in Roberts. The
Rev. J. D. Smith will officiate and
burial will be in the Roberts
She was born May 27, 1941, in
Roberts and had been ill since
Surviving, besides her parents,
are two sisters, Shirley and Kar
en, a brother, Frank, her maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
DeVries of Roberts, and her pa
ternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Lukenback of Longmont,
The Olcott funeral home was
in charge of arrangements.
Books Received
Ai City Library
New books have recently been
received at the Red Lodge public
library, states Mrs. E. M. Adams,
librarian. More books have been
ordered, Mrs. Adams said, but
I shipments are slow. As new books
arrive they will be announced in
The Carbon County News.
Readers will find the following
new books at the public library:
"Great Son," by Edna Ferber;
"A Bell for Adano," by John Her
sey; "The Unknown Murderer,"
by Theodor Reik; "A Lion Is In
the Streets," by Adria Locke
Langley; "The Secret Spring," by
Emma Atkins Jacobs; "Pioneer
Art in America," by Carolyn
Sherwin Bailey.
"Story of Penicillin," by Boris
George Washington
Carver," by Rackham Holt; "Ex
tra," by John McNamara; "Up
Front," by Bill Maudlin; "Ameri
can Guerilla," by Ira Wolfert;
"Brave Men," by Ernie Pyle;
"Here is Your War," by Ernie
by Florence
"Best From the
Pyle; "One God,
Mary Fitch;
Yank," by Franklin S. Forsberg;
and "Immortal Wife," by Irving
Delegation Returns
From Luccock Park
The youth delegation returned
Monday from a week at Luccock
park institute near Livingston.
Mrs. James R. Brophy and the
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Smith were
The registration of 201 people
is the best in the 25 year history
of the institute, the group report
ed. The faculty was especially
Red Lodge delegates, some of
whom were elected to state of
fices, will be in charge of reports
at the Methodist church Sunday.
William Chupp Is
There is slight difference in the
life and duties of a master-at
arms aboard ship and a police
man in a civilian community, says
William C. Chupp, coxswain, of
Coleman, Mich., who is serving
aboard a battleship in the Paci
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Chupp of Coleman, but his
wife, Mrs. Sylvia Chupp, lives at
He and the other masters-at
arms aboard ship are charged
with the responsibility of enforc
ing all disciplinary sentences, a
naval regulations and ships' rules
concerning conduct and appear
ance of the crew. They are the
last men to "hit the sack" at night
and arise an hour before the rest
of the crew daily.
Chupp came abroad ship in De
cember, 1942, after taking basic
training at Great Lakes, Ill. He
has seen action at the invasions
of Attu, Normandy, southern
France, and Iwo Jima, and in
other Pacific campaigns.
Before enlisting in August,
1942, Chupp was employed as a
laborer by General Motors Corp.,
Detroit. A native of Flint, Mich.,
he was graduated from Northern
High School there.
American heroes
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D URING the amphibious evasion of 'southern France, Lieut. Ray
Hamilton Allen, U.S.N.* 1 \i his un> close to an enemy held
beach and delivered withering i v c r fire a^inst hostile defenses. By
his cool courage and inspiring le. 'ersk-p a no •. fire, he contributed
materially to the effective neutraliz. n of enemy defenses. For this
heroic service he received the Bronze ir. Amphibious warfare re
quires scores of ships and it takes War Bo h to protide them.
r .\ S. Treasury Department
New Shoe Stamp
Will Become Valid
The new shoe stamp which be
comes valid August 1, will be air
plane stamp No. 4, in ration book
No. 3, the office of price adminis
tration announced this week.
Airplane stamps Nos. 1, 2, and 3
remain valid indefinitely.
The new stamp is the first for
shoes to become valid since No
vember 1, 1944, when rationing
because of limited stocks of shoes,
went on a two-pairs-a-year basis.
Miss Alice Becklin
Leaves Fort Bragg
The following is à reprint from
the newspaper at Fort Bragg, N.
C., concerning Miss Alice Becklin,
who recently ended her services
with the army nurses corps after
28 years:
Lt. Col. Alice A. Becklin, chief
of nurses at Fort Bragg since
September 6, 1941, left the post
for her home in Red Lodge, thus
ending her services in the army
nurses corps that began almost
28 years ago.
Miss Becklin, who is one of the
highest ranking members of the
army nurses corps, joined the
American Red Cross as a nurse
in 1917 at Fort Riley, Kansas. She
was given overseas duty, and af
ter two years was transferred to
the army nurse corps.
The list of stations at which
she has served reads like a travel
folder. Among the list is assign
ment to hospitals in the Philip
pines. In the United States, she
has served at Fort Bayard, N. M.;
Camp Dix, N. J.; Fort Totten, N.
Y.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Lewis,
Wash.; Fort Warren, Wyo.; Let
terman General Hospital, San
Francisco, Calif.; Walter Reed
General Hospital, Washington, D.
C, and Fort Custer, Mich.
Retirement will mean anything
but inactivity for Miss Becklin. "I
have a hobby—raising cocker
spaniels," she said, adding thuit
she believes everyone should
have at least one hobby.
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U. S. Treasury Department
Week End Traffic
Reporfed Heavy
Notwithstanding gas rationing
and a shortage of tires, the high
way between Red Lodge and Bil
lings Sunday reminded old timers
of the tourist days before the war.
Midland Empire people took
advantage of the opening of the
Red Lodge-Cooke City highway
for their pleasure jaunts over the
week end. They report that the
highway, while not in excellent
condition, was fair enough for the
wartime speed limit.
G. G. Hellgren, public roads ad
ministration official, who has
had charge of the work of main
tenance and opening of the high
way, worked many hours beyond
his regular time to open the road.
At times, he had to fight fresh
snow, walked miles through the
drifts to get his equipment to
gether, and opened the road only
two weeks later than usual with
ever, ice had completely gone
from Beartooth lake and from
Chain of Lakes and from one of
Twin Lakes. They said ice was
leaving Long Lake and others in
a lot less equipment than is ordi
narily used on a job of this kind.
Those who came for fishing
went home disappointed. Creeks
are high and some lakes are still
frozen over, anglers report. How
that vicinity, but that good fish
ing could not be expected in the
lakes for at least two weeks. Most
lakes are accessible except Goose
Lake where the road is still
blocked with snow.
All creeks are high with fishing
only mediocre. Red Lodge creek
offered the best fishing in the
vicinity, fishermen stated. Cooney
dam cannot be relied upon and
fishing at East Rosebud is under
par for the season. Spinners and
worms offer the best bait, the
local fishermen state, and fly fish
ing will be excellent about Au
gust 1.
By 1850, most of the U.S. toll
roads had become free highways.
Carbon County News Will Be
Printed Daily Starting Monday
New Newspaper Will Be Published In Tabloid Size, Five
Days Each Week, Mondays Through Fridays; Red Lodge
Shoppers News and Weekly Paper To Be Discontinued;
Subscribers to Receive New Paper by Carrier
Pfc. Moran Receives
Bronze Star Medal
Private First Class Robert W.
Moran, with the 29th division in
the ninth army, has received the
following citation:
"Pfc. Robert W. Moran, was on
April 8, awarded the bronze star
medal for meritorious achieve
ment in military operations
against the enemy in Germany.
From November 30 to March 14,
Pfc. Moran excelled in the per
formance of duty in combat and
contributed materially to the fine
record established by the organi
zation of which he is a member.
The high standards of courage,
initiative and discipline required
during long periods of combat
were met by Pfc. Moran in a
manner that reflects great credit
upon himself and the military ser
Pfc. Moran, besides the bronze
star medal, has been awarded the
expert infantry, the combat in
fantry and the good conduct med
als. He is a graduate of Carbon
county high school, and at the
time of his induction into the
armed forces was a student at
Montana State University in Mis
Carbon Resident
Dies In Billings
Mrs. Anna D. Wight, 82, wife of
Fred Wight, rancher of Poverty
Flat near Joliet, died Sunday at a
Billings hospital where she was
taken last Thursday.
Death was attributed to com
plications resulting from her age.
Mrs. Wight had been in ill health
for the last year.
She was born February 14, 1863,
in Warren county, Iowa, a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hamm.
She married Mr. Wight at Max
burg, Iowa, February 28, 1889.
They came to Judith Basin in
the following year, and moved to
Carbon county in 1900, where
they have lived ever since.
Besides her widower, Mrs.
Wight is survived by one son,
Clax-ence Wight of Joliet; three
daughters, Mrs. Roy Newton of
Joliet, Mrs. William Field of Bil
lings, and Mrs. Judith Cole of
Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Minnie
Shirtz of Denver, 11 grandchil
dren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Wednesday in the Settergren
funeral chapel in Billings with
the Rev. T. F. Rutledge Beale,
pastor of the First Congregational
church, officiating. Burial was in
the Rockvale cemetery.
Rosemary Jarussi
Receives Promotion
Rosemary Jarussi was promot
ed to first lieutenant at the 61st
general hospital somewhere in
England on July 8, culminating a
year's service overseas as an army
The hospital to
Jarussi is attached has been rated
excellent and is scheduled for re
depolyment soon to the Pacific
A graduate of the local high
school, the Montana State Univer
sity, and St. Mary's School of
Dietetics in Dertoit, Lt. Jarussi
entered the army at Fort Lewis
and served a year there before
going overseas.
State Is Closed To
Sage Hen Hunting
The Montana fish and game
commission this week closed the
entire state to sage hen hunting
for the 1945 season because of a
succession of three bad reproduc
tive seasons for the relatively
scarce native birds.
Board Chairman Elmer Johnson
said, "In view of three bad repro
ductive seasons in succession, and
the fact that the sage hen popula
tion in many areas is low, there
will be no season this coming
summer. There are certain areas
where the population may not be
down, but if these areas were
opened to hunting, pressure from
outside probably would decimi
nate the population."
Last year, four counties were
open for one-day seasons only.
Beginning next Monday, July
23, The Carbon County News will
changed its frequency of publica
tion, becoming a daily newspaper
instead of a weekly newspaper.
The new daily will be publish
ed five times a week, Mondays
through Friday afternoons. Deliv
ery of subscribers' papers will be
made in Red Lodge by carriers.
Outside of Red Lodge, subscribers
will receive their papers daily
through the post office.
The weekly paper and the Red
Lodge Shoppers News, published
at present, will be discontinued.
The new newspaper will be
four pages in size each day, tab
loid in shape, with five columns
to each page. News and advertis
ing that ordinarily appears in the
weekly will be published in the
daily, although it is hoped that
publishing the daily will give
and advertisers both
better news coverage and quicker
action on advertisers' products.
For the first few weeks, until
a definite routine is established
in The News office, it will be
necessary for advertisers to have
^heir copy prepared before noon
of the day of publication—and it
will help immensely if advance
notice of large advertisements be
given. Readers who send in news
items should also phone or bring
them in before noon. The pub
lisher will also appreciate it if
readers will send or phone in
every piece of news that they
know. We are going to have more
space each week and it is going
to take more news to fill up.
For the first two weeks, the
new daily newspaper will be de
livered to every home in Red
Lodge, regardless of whether or
not you are a subscriber. After
that period, however, the daily
will be sent only to subscribers.
Rates for the daily newspaper
by subscription will be $2.50 per
year, the same as is chargèd for
the weekly now. There will be
no newsstand sales, and sales at
the office will be limited to the
few extra copies that are printed
each day.
If you are not now a regular
subscriber to The News, we would
suggest that you subscribe now.
The rush for the first few weeks
publishing a daily newspaper,
may cause you to miss a few cop
ies, and we don't want that to
Bud Linderman Tops
Brother in Standings
Bud Linderman stopped the
cowboy standings to July 1, ac
cording to the RAA News, official
bulletin of the Rodeo Association
of America. He led America's
cowboys with 3,526 points.
Bill Linderman, who scored
high in the Red Lodge rodeo on
July 3-4, was second in cowboy
standings with 3,294 points.
In bronc riding, Bill was in
second place with 1,507 points,
and Bud was in third place with
1,371 points. Bud stood in second
place in bareback riding with
1,645 points, and Bill was fourth
with* 1,034 points.
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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