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HELENA SKI CLUB
ONE OF LARGEST NOT TWO YEARS OLD BUT AMONG BIGGEST ORGANIZATIONS OF KIND IN THE COUNTRY Daring Past Year Has Ballt New and Improved Ran On McDonald Pass and Plans Program for This Win - ter Outstripping Any In Past. The Mount Helena Ski dab of Helena, formed on a more or less spor-of-the-moment hunch In Jan uary, 1937, has grown to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. This year, organized more cohesively than ever to bring entertainment to young and old during the winter months, the Mount Helena Ski club Is awaiting only a general, heavy snow fall before turning loose with a new j program of interesting developments. The Mount Helena club was organ- ! Used on Jan. 29. 1937, through the ef forts of a few Helena winter sports fans who thought it would be fun to ! form an organization of their own. In- | eluded in that original group were ; Turner Clack, who really propounded j the idea; Owen Perry, Chick Reifen rath, Myron Wilson, Brooke Ricker, John Morrison, John Perm and Dean | Bckles. Outing at Rimini They formed an organization, got a little publicity and decided to promote j a supervised outing at Rimini. Quite j a few people turned out for the trip j and seemed to have a lot of fun so ; another one was decided upon for the following Sunday. But the weather j that particular Sunday was frigid— ; the temperature was 20 below and even j the officers of the club didn't know | whether it was worth while to go out. i But along towards noon they did— i and found 200 people had preceded | them and were having a swell time. | The Mount Helena Ski club was made. I Snow trains to Blossburg caught on with spectacular success and member ship in the club grew by leaps and bounds. So the club was incorporated under the laws of Montana. Helena was a convenient stopping off place for some of the big snots of the ski ing world on their way to-exhibitions in Salt Lake City'titem the east. Hel ena club members got the benefit of watching such experts as Casper Qimen, captain of one United States Olympic ski team and member of an other; Alf Engen, one of the nation's great Jumpers; G. E. Strand, Swen Ramsey and a lot of other names comparable to Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove and Dizzy Dean in baseball. And that didn't do any harm. State Races in 1937 Last year the state downhill and slalom races were held under the auspices of the Mount Helena Ski club. There were no accommodations at the run, the snow was deep, there was no place to sit down, the road to the course wasn't too hot—and 2,100 people turned out. You see, there's something about a man on skis. Now take membership. Seattle, Port land and Salt Lake City have big ski clubs, clubs whose membership runs from 60 to 150 people, many of whom prefer to sit around the clubhouse and sip warm drinks. At the close of the season last year the membership to the Mount Helena club was 283. And they all skied—maybe not well but enough to get by. This year the mem bership Is going to be greater because a junior organization has been formed to Helena high school which will pro mote activity among the younger set. New Course Ready During the year the Mount Helena club has been busy building a new and Improved run on MacDonald pass where they found the maximum snow depth during the winter averaged from 3 to 31 feet of snow left to April. With the aid of the forest service and the WPA and the Northern Pacific, which do nated some right of way, more indus trious members of the club have carved out a run which starts about 200 yards below the highway section house and which carries for 3,000 feet through the timber through which a trail has been cleared from 25 to 50 feet to width. Additional open slopes make another r , .. _ Forty-ftire ycare of exile from his native New York came to an end recently for William M. Slater, 70, when he died in his little cabin seven miles above Winston. 6 ag ed man, who has been a re cluse for a number of years, had been 111 for several weeks. Sheriff Norman C. Bruce of Broadwater county went to the cabin In an attempt to persuade him to go to the hospital to Town »end but he refused, telling the sheriff that he had lived to his cabin alone "" ny y l ars - he wou ' d be,happier *° d ^® theie than any other place. Slater^came to ,Montana 45 yeiirs ago "" ' 2,000 feet of the run available. AGED RECLUSE DIES IN CABIN WILLIAM SLATER, 70, WHO LIVED HERMIT LIFE IN MOUNTAINS, ONCE PERFECT "DUDE" and staked a claim in the Elkhorn mountains. As time went on, he added to the claim and did lake some gold Irom tne hills, but most of his money Ça™ from property in New York state and he received a check from that Best Bourbönßm^ I in Mo ntana m HIS0 1 T 1 ] 0 ' »? PINT.95.N?53c J' 2 PIMT.50.N?53b mm j. . . m— I ] OISTtlUD AKD BOTTUD BY STIT2EL WELLER DISTILLERY.INC ,SHIVELY,KY. MAP SHOWING OFFICIAL ROUTES TO NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR '39 V7 T(mweUR0< «ALBANY ALPIMC • ENGLAND « CANADA .'.tiON 8 SLAFEHN TO MIOOLt. 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Whalen, president of the New York World'* Fair 1939, this map is designed to be of especial use to those motoring to the exposition. A comprehensive system for handling Fair traffic has already bees developed after more than a year and a half of study. According to Mr. Whalen, "Ont-of-town motorists, because of this system, can thread their way through the city to the Exposition grounds as easily as they now go from their own home down to Main Street." MAYFLOWER MINE DISCOVERER DIES J. Pruett, 78, pioneer Montanan who first came to this state in 1862 and who discovered the famous Mayflower mine died at the fam I» 0 "« at Whitehall following a brief illness. A native of Illinois, Mr. Pruett first thls st f t f his parents In 1862 as an Infant. The trip was made by prairie schooner and oxen. After 18 months of ranching In the Alder gulch region, the family returned to Illinois but made another trip to Montana for a short visit. A third trip to the Treasure state j In 1881 resulted in the family locating | first at Sheridan and later acquiring a ranch in Madison county six miles southeast of Whitehall. Mr. Pruett was reared there and had lived in this region since that time. While riding the range with cattle, young Pruett discovered the famous Mayflower mine which he, to partner | J. PRUETT, 78, PASSES AWAY AT FAMILY HOME IN WHITE HALL ship with E. M. Clarke and S.ät. Pair, located and operated until ltf96 when it was sold to W. A. Clark for $150,000. In November, 1896. Mr. Pruett mar ried Miss Annie E. Bray of Silver Star at Butte, and the couple soon moved to Whitehall, where Mr. Pruett Invested In residential and business property. He had extensive holdings at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow; two sons. Ira Pruett of Appleton. Wis., and Marcus Pruett of Whitehall; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Mlcklewaite of Seattle, Mrs. Elore Nevin of Butte and Miss Ellf»n Pniptt nf Whitehall onH I by several grandchildren teha11 ' &nd ! Dy severa * grandchil dren. ; . source monthly. During his first years in Montana, he became well known as the perfect "dude," since his clothes were always Immaculate and the best that money could buy With the passing years, the man shut himself away from the world and his only contact with other people was on a weekly trip to Winston where he purchased his groceries and collected his mail. He maintained checking and savings accounts to the Townsend bank and paid his bills promptly. His one passion was for books and _ _ _____ at the "time of'his death"'the wails of his cabin were lined with shelves con taining the latest fiction, history. poetry and reference books which he purchased as they were published. Treasure State News in Brief CONRAD—Nine concrete founda tlons have been completed for tourist cabins being built by Harold Smith south of the city. ROUNDUP Musselshell conn tv has purchased $37 000 wr valued 6f Ite SutetaxStoe coimtv &s to an averf age of 60 lentTon the dolSr MISSOULA—Robert H. Robinson, Forsyth, senior in forestry at Montana State university, has been chosen cadet colonel of the Grizzly regiment, Col. Eley P. Denson, R. O. T. C. command ant here, has announced. viircpm „ t . w t** 1 ' vf 8 c ^^™ ored hour ^^an, the vauit opened. HELENA—County numbers on 1939 license plates will be as large as the serial numbers, It was announced here. Many protests had been received at state offices over reduction to size of the numbers last year. , nnn .v JORDAN—State officials attended ceremonies marking completion of the B i e Dry reclamation protect near here, In the party were Gov. Roy E. Ayers, the water conservation office manager, Robert J. Kelley, and State Engineer I E. B. Donahue, ! c-iiicnrn rr ^ t i n 1 KALISPELL—Hope for early action i on cle france of the Hungry Horse 1 rese ™3ir was given a setback when , T W ^. recelved £° m Brig. Gen. J ° hn J - ^ in P? an ' actin | chle / of e n * B^eers, that the war department is ?£L™ h £?f y }™ t S,V roceed Wlth any ' ^ ln g but the survey. HELENA—Butte is now on the of ficial weather map with the estab lishment of an observation station, W. E. Maughan, federal meteorologist, said. Carl A. Carpenter of Salt Lake City is to charge of the new station. KALISPELL—Transfer of two pieces of land to Glacier park from the John E. Lewis estate to the federal govern ment was recorded in the office of Clerk A. J. Shaw by Nettie C. Lewis of Hollywood, Calif. The transaction involved more than $14,000. HOBSON—Hobson bids fair to have a rat problem. An employe of a busi ness house captured a family of seven in a warehouse and others are re ported. Farmers near Straw report that they have to run every time they hear a hen cackle or rats will carry off the eggs. LEW1STOWN—Charles R. B e b b. foreman in the job department of the Fergus County Democrat for more than a third of a century and who left here last summer for the Union Printers home in Colorado Springs, Colo., died there, according to a telegram received I by the local typographical union. MISSOULA—Creation of a Montana park commission to have charge of state parks, recreational areas and wayside camps will be asked of the 1939 legislature, Rutledge Parker, state forester and park director, announces. Recreation, he said, is the state's third most Important industry. SHELBY—The North Montana Pro duction Credit association, with head quarters at Conrad, will hold Its winter meeting to Shelby, Jan. 14. About 300 members from Pondera, Glacier, Toole and Liberty counties are expected to be present. A noon dinner will be served. HELENA—Gleaned from the board of equalization's biennial report; There were 119243 passenger automobiles to Montana last Jan. 1 and they had a total valuation of $29,562,440. The totals include both those vehicles in the ; hands of dealers on that date and in i custody of individual owners. | BUTTE—An auditor is making an ! examination of records of the Butte 1 Miners union, officials of the union said. The audit was undertaken on ad Y ice ot local representatives of a bond c° m Pany. Walter Smith, financial ®? < " ret ' a ^ y „, union, has been charged with a shortage of $7,000. HELENA—Secretary Ickes has ap P roved the allotment of $40,000 for the >92,727 Montana PWA project call ln ? for the erection of an additional building at the Galen tuberculosis sanitarium, according to a telegram received here from Senator James E. Murray. i SHELBY-Pather Van de Gevel, ; pastor of Shelby's St. Williams church t since 1929, left for Hollybum, B. C., to up his work In the church there, He came to Shelby from Dykesville. wis - At one time he SP® 111 a six-year i pastorate at Valier. Father V. P. De | ciene of West Depere, Wis., will fill the vacancy, HELENA—The state board of equal ization put $20 to the treasury for every dollar spent in field work in ad- | ministration of the state chain store +>&zg<r ~ÿ£âéc? *6 99 IS I HT « W ***■'•:■ ; • > >:>: i HED I ABEI mm > * I i$p • ¥:• •Si H l : Mi M . m They Like the Lightness of Schenley's WJT Wf 7KTT 1£! Friendly* Red Label Whiskey 1/iJlJ M. L7 £iÿÂt RED LABEL This Friendly* Schcnley whiskey has ju*t the right lightness —plus the fine, mellow flavor that delight* the discriminating buyer. You see, this blend was planned for LIGHTNESS ... and yet it give* you full 90 proof. "Melded" by glENOEO WHISKEY an exclusive Schcnley method, it is unforgettably smooth. It will convince you "LIGHT" IS RIGHT. * Friendly to your taste. I I VV r m M I V ■ m 1 70* GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS QUART $2.00 No. 250E PINT $1.05 No. 250C i r: l : i con. I » 3 *. SCHB 4 UV OOmtHB COW, N.T. c M. g'-ÿ. law the last fiscal year, the biennial report of the board showed. The field work was done at an approximate cost of $4,100, but returns totaling $86,000 were received. BROWNING—Joe St. Marks of Babb escaped death when his truck skidded, went into the ditch and, upsetting, pinned him under the machine. For part of a day and a night he lay there helpless until a car came along the second day, the occupants releasing him and bringing him to the Black feet hospital. His hands and feet were frozen. TEACHES INDIAN TONGUE Richard Sanderville has started an evening class at Browning to teach white folks the Blackfeet Indian and the universal Indian sign lân ^age He has a number of ^udenLs Sanderville is an exnert In the sien language He was called east a con nip of ^f ago to hehTrontoete a cird record of the sim hSSre whteh had been started^bv Gen^Hugh L. Scott ^ tongue ■& Industrial arbitration first was em ployed to the settlement of labor dls putes before the French revolution at Lyons, when controversies arose to the silk industry of France. STOCK WATER DAM BUILDING GROWS 48 SURVEYED IN CUSTER AND POWDER RIVER COUNTIES IN PAST YEAR Of That Number 33 Were Completed and Serve Range Area of Nearly 100 Sections; II Others Are Under Construction, Interest In stock water reservoir construction reached a new high during 1938 In Custer and Powder River counties with 48 such Ham« being surveyed, nearly half many as were surveyed In ail of the previous years put together, says N. A. Jacobsen, extension agent for the two counties. The extension agent's records show that of the 48 dams surveyed, 33 were completed and serve a range area of 93i sections. Eleven other dams of the number surveyed have been start ed and construction will probably be completed in time for use next spring and summer, he adds. Prom 1931 through 1938 the exten sion office has given assistance on 96 storage dams for stock water In the two counties and of this number 71 have been completed and make stock I water available on a total of 205 sec i tlons of range Most Included In the dams surveyed this year were 43 for 20 stockmen in Powder River county and five dam» for four operators In Custer county. Most of these dams, Jacobsen said, are small, the maximum height being from 10 to 12 feet and requiring at the most 1.000 cubic yards of fill. He points out that several such moderately sized dams can be built at no greater ex S inse than one large dam. By hav g several reservoirs situated at stra tegic places over the range area, live stock can be distributed better and grass utilized more efficiently. Besides the stock water reservoirs, much work has been done with flood irrigation projects in the two counties. This type of work has been under way for a number of years and Is now be ginning to show visible results, Jacob sen continued. i land. of Them Small Hay Production Figures Compiling Information on 51 flood Irrigation projects constructed since 1931 and Involving 2,439 acres, the ex tension agent points out that they pro duced an average of a ton of hay per acre. With hay valued at $5 a ton on the ranch, these projects have a total annual value of around $10,000 In cash. Actually, he said, the feed has a much higher value because It Insures these ranchers against probable livestock losses and it will enable them to avoid winters. RURAL POWER PROJECTS With seven rural electrification projects financed by the REA already functioning in Montana and three under construction, high line power will soon be brought to nearly 5,000 rural customers over approximately 1,520 miles of line, according to Armin J. Hill, rural electrification specialist for the Montana extension service. ... A recently discovered species of marine worm is capable of eating through the lead covering of a cable and then severing a wire 7-10ths of an inch thick. Grow Flowers,Veqeiables WITHOUT SOIL *The Senstiiohofihe 20 *C«niyry m » LARGE SIZE PACKAGE Postpaid . Complete Directions Furnished 50c GRAHAM & ROSS Great Falls, Mont.