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W^' -v'r-i'f X :V u I. ; , A [ - ■ ■ m •St iffÄ Is HUNORY HORSE NEWS PHOTO First children of Hungry Horse government town are Donald Post. I Qarila Warnock, 5, and Mickey Plummer, 1. A fourth, nine-month jd Verlaine Barnhart moved into the community with her parents donday. On January 1, 1947, the population of Hungry Horse 6; within five months, the 50 nearly completed prefabricated houses ad 25 five-room-on-a-side duplexes- will be home to estimated 450. was :lt Picks Deputies; tes Office Monday 9 bk Walsh, Columbia Falls-Half h resident and World War H tan, takes office as „Flathead |y sheriff, Monday, jheduled for Thursday -ait 10 is the swearing in- of the new ^sheriff and five new deputies, for Thursday at 21 p. m. a Flat county and municpal peace of s "get-to-gether" in the Legion Kalispell, (to talk over mutual lems. le of Dick's six appointments leterans. They include William Igan, 39, Whitefish, as under Kff. Donegan will serve as the I man in the court house. A for INavy man, he has had nearly lars of administrative, business •clerical experience. Iw deputy sheriffs include: Mor |Tritz" Clapper, 30, Columbia I, who -was under the Navy's pry government setup in Guam. 1st Baker, 39 Kalispell, an Army was a former deputy sheriff |r Cal Robinson. Royal Hopkins, pigfork, saw World War I ser and he is also a former deputy p. Sylvan Waters, 45, Somers, Boulder dam and other con ation police duty, while D. C. fey, 35, Kalispell, had long-time 1 police duty. (tracts Let for Building Tison Dam Power Line nstruction- of five transmission in Montana, North Dakota, A fl and Wyoming have been pla ider three contracts totaling 9,255 by the bureau of recla m. Total length of the lines is iles. of the lines are associated ■ F °rt Peck: one of these will miles to Williston, and a the 179 miles to the Garri H am site This power will be used ^■ilding this new larger than Fort B earthen dam . de J. S- Jeffries New :ier Park Co. Head ' Fau b—Retirement of A. A. (lärm, as manager of the Glacier ■ company and appointment of • Jeffries to succeed him was rticed today, Effective January 1. e company, a subsidiary of Great hern railway, operates (the ho ystem in Glacier National park «lacent Waterton Lakes park in da. fAszmaim's service with Great Rn began in 1898. He joined Wacier Park company in 1919 became manager in- 1934. [' Juries, who affiliated with Rlway in 19io, has been with Racier Park assistant company since 1920 manager since 1940. Rock Local Meets Orisse Wendt !d R ock local n m et at the mber 20. of the Farmers community house, In the absence of Daisy Sparks, the vice • a n. George Wendt had charge 16 meeting. ter the busines uifin s session, the jun reserves under the guid Casterline presented W' IOyecî Christmas fnta did but he 1 b y the old • d °f Mrs. !! program, not appear in per left many treats, en as well as young. Thayer Waits Out B ^r dBrom Hole in Snow Another dramatic tale came out of the North Fork this past week -with the winter rescue of veteran outdoorsman, Ralph L. Thayer, 56, who lived,.through 2Vz days of 20 degree below zero weather, holed up in a snow drift. Thayer, .one of the forest service rangers ;at Big Creek, station, 20 miles north of Columbia Falls, is none the worse for the ordeal that few men could live (through. He started out Thursday for Co lumbia Falls, -when the blizzard stopped his car at Fool Hen hill, 16 miles north. It isn't every winter traveler (that carries his own port able telephone, but Thayer had one, and contacted Mrs. Rover at Pole bridge store. Then he dug a hole in the snow; put up a blanket for a door; found a stump that served as wood supply; built his fire, and proceeded to wait out the storm. His feet were further protected by moccasins made from -was a loaf of a blanket, and fo bread. Snowshoes could not be ef fectively used in the loose snow. His rescue was effected in the wee hours, Sunday by Rudy Arvidson driving a "cat," followed by Dick Walsh and Leonard Dowler. At 10:30 a. m. Sunday, Mr. Thayer enjoying bacon and eggs at the Sportsmen's club, after getting a nip from Chris. was Area Big Game Hunting Ends With Old Year Ending with (the old year was the hunting season up the forks of the Flathead. A section of the Middle Fork near the continental divide had remained open to hunters until De cember 31. received of hardy Reports were hunters braving the unusually sev cold and deep snow of the past ere fe-w weeks for their last chance at legal hunting of elk until nexit fall. More than 1,000 of the big game änimals were ^bagged by hunters during the three-week season up the 120-mile long South Fork prim itive area. Elk shooting up (the South Fork closed November 10, while the closed the end of North Fork was November, having been open deer, and not elk. the most interesting local the case of 17 : 'Happy" String for Perhaps hunting story was year-old Lawrence fellow, who skipped school or, the first day of the season, and by 10:30 in the morning shot a brown bear, on the slopes of Columbia mom ain, three miles away from his fellov students at Columbia Falls hi 0 h school. Five of the Hoerrcr their brother-in-law. Geo. Schmi . most successful They brought back brothers and among the were local sportsmen five elk and four deer. Sell Game at Auction Three deer and ono moose were auctioned off Saturd^ rtrtrnoon m the Kalispell city hall by WJJ. Mar tin under the direction of Ross Wilson, deputy game '^ r d n , The moose was killed w hen + . h ^ Q by train near Coram, a month ago. Hungry Horse News VOL. 1, NO. 22 COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA JANUARY 2, 1947 Bystander Hears Deer Find Snow Food Stepladder The unusually heavy snowfall and cold of early winter is proving itself a stepladder to food for many Glacier National park animals, re ports J. W. Ernmert, park superin tendent. Snow on the ground at Belton now measures 30 inches, a foot more than a year ago. Walking on the crust, deer, elk and the other brow sing animals are able to reach tender branches that were a.foot too high a year ago. Partly as a result fit this steplad der to more food, park animals are wintering in satisfactory , condition so far, commented Superintendent Ernmert. The game census of Glacier is scheduled for late February or early March, when rangers spread out in to the park on snowshoes or skiis, and using field glasses, tracks and. other means, count the animals, while they are still on winter range. There's some' estimating. Last year's census showed ,2,850 elk in Glacier; 890 mule deer, 2,200 white tailed deer; 870 .mountain goats; 225 bighorn mountain sheep. There 'were also an estimated 300 black bear; 95 grizzly bear; 1,470 beaver; 180 moose, with coyotes, common, and wolves, cougars and lynx, scarce. Hungry Horse News To Print on Fridays In order to present news of the week on the same weekend, the Hungry Horse News will be publ ished Friday afternoons hereafter. The publication -will also be lar ger having seven instead of six col umns on a page. Arrangements have been comple ted to print (the next issues of the News in (the Flathead:Monitor shop, Kalispell. Typesetting and printing will be done by Harold C. Tolley, a i member of the Hungry Horse News staff, with Melvin Ruder con tinuing as editor, reporter, business manager, cameramans and Gladys Van, society editor, writing the Co lumbia Falls local page. The News since its founding on August 8, 1946, has been printed at the Whitefish Pilot plant. With the of the state legislature, convening Senator G. M. Moss will £>„• of nec essity be in Helena. His absence will further burden a busy Pilot print shop. It was Senator Moss' sug gestion that eventually lead to the founding of the Hungry Horse News; this is an appreciative veteran. The help of Johnnie Murphy and Maver Moss in giving this paper printing quality is also remembered. There is regret in no longer hav ing close contact.with the fine gen tleman that Mr. Moss is. However, this newspaper is attempting to e quip its own print shop. Perhaps one of our readers know of the whereabouts of a linotype in -work ing order. In the meantime, Howard | Miller, Chet Chrisinger and Claire | Henkel will be our hosts at the MR Park Theatre Starts Off , r . t . Torritnrv Wlth Badman s lerntory , Badman's Territory, a wes em with Randolph Scott, will be shown the Park theatre, Friday and Monitor. at Saturday. The next movie, "The Stranger, with Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Wells will be pre sented Sunday, Monday and Tues day. , , Wednesday and Thursday s show Walls Came Tumbling a mystery, -'and on next Because of "The is Down, Friday and Saturday, with Deanna Durbin-. seats are here, and Him,' Ernie's new to be installed this month. are Fined for Park Poaching Harold and William Cusick, fath er and son, were fined $150 by Fed eral Judge Charles N. Pray i n Great Falls Dec. 20 for shooting a deer Lo Glacier national - vember 4, 1945 in park. Judge Pray suspended sen tence of 30, days, and placed the de three years' probation. fendants on Railroad rates -went up on the of 17-6 per cent January 1. average Falls to Vote on Water Bonds 1 Bids Will Be Opened For Damsite Tunnels Bids will be. opened Friday morn ing at the Hungry Horse project offices, Kalispell, for the extension of two 100-foot long testing tunnels further into the canyon wall at the damsite, reports Paul A. Jones, pro ject director. The two tunnels are to be exten ded HO feet. Contractors have been asked to furnish two schedules: one for 3'6" by 6' tunnels, and the other for 6' 6" by 8'6" tunnels. Bids are also being called for the construc tion of two new 110-foot long test ing tunnels. The rock structure at the damsite is a hard, silicified lime stone. Reason for the two schedules on bids is to allow for building the lar ger sized -tunnels, if the contractor's offer is low enough. Larger price tunnels will have use even after the dam itself is started. On January 15, bids are to be opened for painting the exteriors and interiors of the 50 prefabricated houses in Hungry Horse town. Hungry Horses On Highway Bother Coram Citizens There are actually hungry horses in the Hungry Horse'area. Coram residents have reported to the Flathead county sheriffs' of fice thajt two or three residents of the Coram district are allowing their horses to roam through the community, and on highway No. 2, in a starving condition. One Coram lady said that even a hungry horse of the Hungry Horse area couldn't find much to eat while the snow is two feet deep, and they definite hazard were proving a to highway traffic. City Council Renews Five Beer and Liquor Licenses At a special meeting of the Colum bia Falls city council Monday, li quor and beer licenses of the five taverns operating in the city were renewed for the year 1947. The five Columbia", Bar, Cozy Comer, Leonard's Bar, Martin's Inn and Sportsmen's Club. Next meeting of (the council will be the regular monthly session, Mon day, January 6. George and Lester Barnard are turn j n g ou t the logs fo r the new se ven building settlement near the whitefish Y known as Bonnie View. The B arnar ds purchased the mill forrne rly operated by Mrs. Midland, are: Barnard Mill Furnishes Logs for Bonnie View two miles south of Columbia Heights highway No. 2. Former Califor nia residents, they feel thajt log buildings fit into the mountain-val ley scener y 0 f this area, and point nut that a log structure needs no . t • or exterior finishing except j ish for ol1 or varnlsn ' on buffalo head in design. Automobile stickers will have an orange back ground with black numerals, while trucks will use stickers with a green background. A three room 24 by 32 log house be built for as little as $1,100 can for the log walls. Time for New Licenses Montana's new license stickers, no plates this year, will be in the shape of the state's outline, and include a For a period of one year following honorable discharge, a World War II veteran is eligible for dental treat ment. His der-tal troubles within tbq considered to be service year are connected. The estimated American veteran nonulation inceased by 210,000 dur Nove.mber to reach a total of ing 17.905,000. of whom 13.959,000 had served in. World War II. Joe Brew's Hen Lays Giant Egg That Contains Egg Joe Brew has an unusual hen. She tried to lick the egg shortage the day before Christmas by lay ing one 314 inches long. Mrs. Brew was all set to serve Joe the egg for his Christmas breakfast. She cracked the outer shell, and inside was a second egg of almost normal size. The hen was a Jersey White Giant, but even the flock's rooster would say that the buying of a 314 inch long soon-to-be-omelet was most unusual, tut, tut The egg may be seen in the Park drug win dow. Presidents Total Ten In Columbia Heights Columbia Heights nc-wly-organiz ,ed chamber of comm or Oe, which considers itself Montana's smallest, enters the new year with 10 presi dents and one secretary. Rex Worrall, one of the ten pres idents, explained that when it was decided to organize the chamber this week, it -was felt that after all if evey man couldn't be a king, he could be one better, a president. So presidents of Columbia Heights chamber of commerce in addition to Worrall are; ,Joe and John Cada, Homer Carter, William Glass, Jack Hoerner, Gus Johnson, Thomas Mul ligan, Ed Stedman and Andy West berg. The presidents decided that Cla rence Lee would be secretary. The vote would have been ten to one, so Clarence accepted. After all someone has ,to keep the books, he commented. Wildcats to Tangle With Braves, Here Columbia Falls Wildcats will tan gle -with the Flathead Braves in the local gym, Friday at 8 p. m. The preliminary game is an en counter between the two schools' resrves at 7 p.m. Columbia Falls started its con ference schedule with a 49 to 39 -win over Poison, December 20, fol lowed by 47 to 35 defeat at the hands of Eureka on the following night. Kalispell trimmed Butte by a 53 to 39 score last Saturday. Also of interest to local basketball fans is the game with Whitefish, there, Friday, Jan. 10. Cornmitteeis to arrange for the northwestern Montana high school basketball tournament in Columbia Falls, February 19 through 22, are 'expected to be chosen within the next two -weeks. Tourists Spend Estimated 60 Million in Montana During 1946, tourists spent an es timated 60 million dollars in Mon tana, according to Montanans, Inc., the state's chamber of commerce. This figure is double the figure for the previous banner vacationer's year, 1941. Flathead county receational facil ities include Glacier National park, numerous mountain lakes, dude ranc } leSj hunting facilities, and more recen tiy the start of -winter sports developments with Sunset Ski ranch, now nearing completion between Coram and Belton, considered the first. Appraisers to Protect Vets In order to afford veterans all possible protection against the pur chase of over-priced real estate in the current high market, the Vet erans' administration-not the lender will nick the apnraiser for GI loans, effective January 2, announces Earl Lawlor, veterans administration con- j tact representative in Kalispell. m Polls Open Tuesday From Noon Until 8 Tuesday is voting day in Colum bia Falls as citizens are asked to ap prove an- authorization to sell bonds in order to finance improvemerft of the town's water supply system. Polls will be open at 12 noon, and close at 8 p. m. The question is: "Shall the town of Columbia Falls acquire a water supply system at a cost of $50,000 to be fin-anced by the issuance of municipal bonds pay able solely from the revenues to be derived from the water supply sys tem to be acquired?" Only qualified tax payers, -whose names appear on the last preceeding completed assessment roll of the town- may vote. The polling places are Ward I, the residence of Don Mansfield, 2d av enue East and A street; Ward H, city hall; Ward III, the residence of Mrs. Carrie Rohel, 9th avenue West and 10th street. Graced by nature with the large Cedar springs, 158 feet above the city, and 3'a miles distant, Colum bia Falls' efforts at replacing the present leaky 8 inch with a 12 inch main have been blocked by, legal hurdles. On October 20, 1945, without a dissenting vote, the town was auth orized by the voters to sell $75,000 worth of waiter revenue bonds. The town- voted a second itime on July 16, 1946 on virtually the same ques tion, but the legal groundwork in calling the election was faulty, ma king iit difficult to find a buyer for the bonds. Columbia Falls wants 60 pounds pressure in its water mains instead of the present 20, and thus lower fire insurance rates, provide for bet ter lawns and gardens, and take care of additional businesses and homes. Judges in Ward I, Tuesday, -will be: Dora Chapman, Mary Schoen berg and Barbara Hula, with clerks, Jessie Greer, Mamie Bradenberg and Edna Mansfield Ward II judges are: Ida Green, Irene Bolick and Charlotte Smith, with clerks, Augusta Fleming, Grace Darling and Lucille Smith. Ward HI judges are Carrie Re bel, Florence! Grtgg and Frances Robinson, with clerks, Anna Ross, Em a line Downs and Persis Downen. Officer to Speak on Dam At Next Chamber Meeting John Officer, assistant Hungry Horse project director, will speak at the next meeting of the Columbia Falls chamber of commerce, Thurs day, January 9 ,at 8 p. m. in the high school building. Mr. Officer will discuss the pro gress of Hungry Horse dam precon struction, and plans for the spring. School BoardMeetsTonight; Salary Raise, Big Problem January meeting of the District 8 school board will be held Thurs day at 8 p. m. in the Columbia Falls high school. The board is expected to further discuss the Columbia Falls grade school teachers' request for a 20 per cent raise from their present $1.550 a year wage to provide for increas ed living costs. The matter of raising the hivh school teachers' salary is also under consideration. There are no-w 43 per cent more students attending District 6 schools than there were a year ago. No Word on Housing Project No further word has been received as to when building the 32-unit fed -'rel veterfir-.'q housing project in the Columbia Falls citv park will be re sumed with a full force. On Decern, her 4, all hut 12 of the 38 men workir-v on the units were laid off as the result of an order from the eon tractor's main office, Laramie, Wyo. Flathead vallev experienced ternner No immed-'af-' relief was predicted for th" unnsuallv severe cold -wave that grinned .much of the nation in cluding northwestern Montana The atures reported down to 20 below.