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12 THE HELENA DAILY INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1937 MONTANA Latest Happenings of Interest From Over the State LYNCH ENTERS PIU OF NOT GUILTY IN UKUP DUTH Missoula, Dec. 31--James Lynch lelief worker, charged with man slaughter as the result of tli clubbing-death of Ed Threlkeld 73-j-ear-old McCormick i s l a n d cabin proprietor, pleaded n o guilty to the charges at his ar raignment before Justice of the Peace Ward H. Jones Wednesday His preliminary hearing was set for January 2 at 10 o'clock and m lieu of ?5,000 bonds Lynch will be held at the county jail where he has been since December 15. the daj of the alleged attack. Tuesday Lynch was brought before the justice of the peace but told the court he wished to take advantage of the 24-hour s'atutorj time before making his plea. Lynch is accused of having inflicted injuries on Threlkeld which brought about the aged man's death. It was stated that the quarrel began between the two men over an alleged $3 rent bill Lynch owed Threlkeld. Witnesses stated, it was understood, that Threlkeld went to the Lynch cabin to evict the relief worker when the quarrel began. It was declared that Lj-nch and Threlkeld fought with clubs, and that the older man was felled. He was taken to the hospital where he died a day or two following the quarrel. Hia injuries included fractures, skull injuries and shock. FOR FORT PECK Fort Peck, Dec. 31.--(IP)--United Stated army engineers in charge of Fort Peck dam announced bids will be opened in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 5 on contracts for the fabrication and installation of operating machinery for the spillway flood gates. The engineers said separate hoist- Ing machinery will be provided for each of the 16 vertical-lift 25 by 40 foot gates. Each gate will weigh about 75 tons when completely assembled and set in place. Under terms of the contract, it ·was explained, the contractor will furnish all labor, materials a n d equipment necessary for fabricating, assembling and installing the gate hoisting machinery ready for operation, including complete field tests. Addison Miller, Inc., and Fielding and Shepley have the contract for erecting the gate structure including the gates and counterweights. Besides its high melting point, tungsten has other outstanding qualities. When drawn into a wire in such manner as to produce a fibrous structure, it has a tensile strength of 650,000 pounds to the square inch, the strongest in the world. MONTANA HIGHWAYS TO BE PLANNED HERE NEW HOME OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Officials and employes of the various divisions of the State Highway department will occupy this handsome new building on the capitol grounds in Hele na soon. Some highway department equipment already has been moved into the new structure. Dillon, D e c . 31.---Numerous Beaverhead county representatives won state championships and other laurels during 1936, a review of the year's events shows, in addition to regional and district honors. Two Dillon basketball teams won top places, Montana State Normal College's Bulldogs taking th,e col- ege conference title for the third successive season and Beaverhead ligh's Beavers winning the state lass B title. The Dillon gun club made a complete sweep of the annual state trapshoot in Helena. The club won the Montana Standard's state postal shoot for the fifth successive year and also took the team title, while Ted Henfro won all four ' major individual titles, singles, doubles, handicap and all- around. Bill Gleed of Lima, a member of the club, recently won the state flyer championship at Sheridan. The Beaver high school weekly, .ast spring won first place in the 31ass B division for high school papers of the state, and high school students placed high in state and district contests. The Normal Bulldogs last spring won the college c^inference base- iall championship. White Sulphur Springs News Hamilton--Arraigned In justice :ourt on charges in connection with a recent beer parlor robbery here, Remus W. Tanner, 22, pleaded in- locent and was ordered held in efalilt of ?500 bond. Tanner was aken into custody yesterday alter art of the loot had been found n a ditch on Sleeping Child hill, here Sheriff James Oliva said an ttempt had been made to burn it. At one time, Cardinals were a avorite cage bird in southern United tales. -BARBARA BELL- F A S H I O N S ANOTHER WIYNEH: A PRINCESS FROCK FOR 80 TO 50 This is one of those dresses it's a pleasure to look at, better yet to wear and an unblemished joy to sew. 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Interesting and exclusive fashions for little children and the difficult junior age; tenderizing, well-cut pat- ferns for the mature figure, afternoon dresses for the most particular young women and matrons and other patterns for special occasions »re all to be found In the BARBARA BELL PATTERN BOOK. Send IB cents today for your copy Direct orders to address given in box telow. Tomorrow: An Alice in Wonderland frock for two's to ten's. BARBARA BELL PATTERN SERVICE, Care The Helena Independent, 14* New Montgomery Arena*, San Fr»ncl«co, California. Enclosed find it MBU la eolai tat "White Sulphur Springs, Dec. 31. Mrs. Stella Nagues and son James spent Christmas in Thermopolis, Wyo., at the homo of Mrs. Nagues daughter, Mrs. Steve Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Walsh o: Stevensville spent Christmas visit ing at the home of Mrs. Walsh's mother, Mrs. Lucy McKay. William Straugh, who is teaching school at Glasgow, and James Short, who is teaching at Klein are visiting friends and relatives here. Miss Jane Ringling, who is attending the Annie AVright seminary at Tacoma, and Mabel Ringling who is attending school at Tucson. Ariz., are spending their vactions here visiting their mother, Mrs Aubrey Ringling. The Girl Scouts entertained their mothers at a banquet last Tuesday evening !n the basemen of the Community church. Margaret Huffman, who has been Scout captain for the past two years, resigned her office and as no one has been found to take the leadership the organization will be dropped for a time'. The program consisted of a talk on the history of the Girl Scouts by Jean Berg and talks by Margaret Huffman and Nancy Diehl. Mrs. Ethel Knight sang a solo, and a number of songs were sung by the girls Present at the banquet were: Margaret Huffman, Dorothy Thorejor- sen, Katherine Solhaug, Shirley Ann Watson, Virgal Musgrove, Mabel Ringling, Grace Herndon, Jean and Dorothy Berg, Ethel Mason, Nettamae Hesler, Nancy Diehl, Norma Double, Betty Joe and Neva Lou Armour, Ethel Dempsey, Ar- chelia Forkin. The Mesdames Ed Huffman, Fred Coburn, Don Dyer, Eliza Armour, Helmer Berg, Martin Trygstad, W. L. Herndon, Gesine Musgrove, Eehel Knight, Effle Diehl, John Price, Art Watson, D. D. Cooper and Double. The Presbyterian Sunday sshool gave their annual Christmas program on Christmas eve at the church at So'clock. The program consisted ct a Christmas pageant, recitations and carols. Emmett Cox returned last Tuesday from Missouri where he has been visiting relatives for the past several weeks. Miss Marie Nopper returned Sunday to Gallatin Gateway after spending Christmas here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nopper. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Skinner, William Skinner and Cubby Tomachek were visitors In Helena Sunday. Mill Wilma Smythe of Oakland, Calif., is spending the Christmas holidays here with her aunt, Mrs. Arcella Smith. The Community Sunday school gave a scries of Christmas programs last week which began Wednesday evening when the primary grades presented theirs. Thursday evening the Junior League presented a program of recitations, songs, and worship entitled "Christmas Everywhere." Friday evening the intermediate grades presented their program. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Edwardl of Helena spent the holidays her* visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William Schaffar- zlck drove to Butte last Sunday to meet William, jr., who is attending Ihe University of Arizona at Tucson. Bill is enrolled in the pre- inedlcal course. Mrs. Barbara Bonino and son, Horace, were visitors in White Sulp h u r last Wednesday from their ranch at Shc?p creek. Bessie Lee Danzer and ^lighter, Mary Joe, returned with them to spend Christmas at the ranch. Martin Grande, county attorney- elect, will have the rooms above the Watson Toggery for his office after Jar/.ary 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams of Livingston spent Christmas visiting Mrs. Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Johnston. PERFECT ESCAPE Chicago. Dec. 31.--(AP)--Physical and mental agility saved Jano Perfect, 13, from serious Injury or death. She fell whil* roller skating. A team of horses became frightened and ran directly toward her. Jane grasped the wagon tongue, dangling from it between the horses until the wagon hit a high curb, throwing her clean "Footboxing" Is Up-to-the-Minute Form of Assault Butte, Dec. 31.--Judge Louis A. Bucklej in police court this afternoon coined a phrase for a new type of "assault." Before the man was dismissed from a disturbance charge, City Jailer Barney Lavell, acting as prosecutor sans portfolio, asked the prisoner what caused the cut on his head. "He hit me a 'kick' with his fist," the suspect explained. "Sort of 'foot-boxing,' you might say, eh?" ihe judge remarked. Spectators laughed. TRAGEDY * * * * * * * * * To a Little Girl But Only a Story to You and Me. Missoula, Dec. 31.--Cradled in the hands of a little girl as she entered the flower shop Tuesday night was a canary. Though its feathers were as bright as ever they were, it didn't sing, didn't feel like singing -- for one of Its legs was broken. The little girl was disheartened. She knew that there was really only- one thing to do about it. In fact that is why she had brought her pet downtown. She was brave as could be while she told how the leg had been broken but when it came to asking that the bird be killed she couldn't help bursting into tears. So she thrust the bird into the young man's hands and rushed away. The young man took the canary across the street to the drug store. Another chap, young Doctor Pharmacist, got out his can of ether and In three minutes the pet was dead. The bird couldn't have realized how much it was missed, how bad t h e thought of its death would make Its mistress feel. The little girl didn't realize just then that it was just one of thousands of such stories which happen every year in every land. It was just a milestone in her life, it will be only a memory. Soon LODCE PEOPLE PLANNINC TRIP TO HELLION Deer Lodge, Dec. 31. -- Many Deer Lodge residents will motor to Helena Monday to attend the opening session of the legislature and to attend the reception for Governor-Elect Roy E. Ayers and Mrs. Ayers. Among the prominent democrats to make the trip will lie Postmaster Robert Midtlyng and Mrs. Midt- FORJi SI BO.SOO Kalispell, Dec. 31. -- Building permits issued in Kalispell during the past year authorized construction of 65 residences and several business houses at a total cost of $160,900. Fred Brinkman, architect, and Marie J. Ross secured permits to build ?8,000 residences. Residences in the $5,000 class include those of W. R. Logan, EL B. Conant and Art Overby. C. R. Cyr spent $8,000 on a new store building, while Harry Todd remodeled his bakery at a cost of $5,000. R. D. McDaniel spent a similar sum tor theater redecoration. September had the highest total of permits, $39,900. Following are the figures for each month: January, $3,950; February, none; March $7,700; April, $17,200; May, S16.200; June, $29,750; July, $20,750; August, $11,750; Oct-ber and November, $9,360; December, $6,350. Rubber balloon tires for wheelbarrows now are on the market. Woman Residing in Auto Trailer Wins Trip to New York Harlem, Dec. 31.--Mrs. Forrest Mitchell, late of Great Falls and now residing in a trailer home at Harlem, received favorable response to a letter written some weeks ago to the "We, the People" program, a Sunday afternoon feature on the National Broadcasting company. Phillips Lord, who formerly conducted the "Seth Parker" programs, is in charge of these programs. Mrs. Mitchell will be given a trip to New York, where she will be given time on the program to relate an interesting homestead incident, which attracted Mr. Lord. Flathead County Collects $4,796 On Auto Licenses Kalispell, Dec. 31.--Sale of automobile and driver's licenses in Flathead county have reached a new record, Treasurer Cal Robinson has announced. There were 6,675 auto licenses sold to Flathead motorists in 1936. There ·were 9,230 drivers licenses sold at 50 cents each and 1,727 at 25 cents each, making a total of $4,796.75. Licenses for 1937 will not be sold before January 1, Robinson said. Ten-Car Garage Will Be Built at Agency Dixon, Dec. 31.--A new WPA project Is under way at the Flathead agency with the erection of a 10-car garage for employes who are car owners The new building will be 40 by 60 feet In size when completed and is located south of the Arvidson residence near the main campus. About $2,500 will be spent for this work and give employment to approximately 10 men. The lumber is purchased from the Dupuis mill near Ronan and is trucked to the agency. Jesse Slmpkins has supervision of the work in the WPA at the Flathead agency. DICTATE DESTINY OF CUBA Evidence of the army's complete dominance in Cuba is the succession to the presidency of Laredo Bru ( l e f t ) , following impeachment of President Miguel Gomez for refusal to support a taxation measure sponsored by Colonel Fulgencio Batista, whose victory makes him virtual dictator. Bru is the ninth president of Cuba since Dictator Machado was deposed. RESIDENTS OF FORT BENTON W2 NUMBERED 37 MEN Fort Benton, Dec. 31. -- A little I. G. Baker Co., T. C. Power town which grew up on the Indian I Bro., Klemschmidt . Bro., W. S trade, Fort Benton before the gold rush, contained in 1862-63 onl about 37 men, three of them ne- groes, and no white women A lis given of these men was as follows: James Arnoux; Antoine Burdeau voyageur; Henry Bostwick, Clemeni Cournoya, Charles Cournoya, Michael Champagne, Charles Gunaud Edward Gunaud, Milton Foy, Jo seph Hule, William Kaiser, John Largent, Joe Lucier, Paul Lonleine. William Teasdale, alias Col. Spike isiah Tremblex, Philip Barnes and Henry Mills, all employes, the latter two negroes; James Vanlitburg, ne- gro cook; Daniel Carafel, free man (probably independent trapper); Charles Chouquette and Peter Chouquette, Benjamin de Roche, Robert Henry, Joseph Spearson, Francis Veierle, interpreters and traders; Matt Carroll, George Stull, Hunick. clerk in store; Andy John- Bon, La Barge, captains pro tern; Joseph Laurion, carpenter; Vincent Mercure, carpenter; Henry Martin blaoksmith; John Nubert, tailor George Weipert, tinner; Andrew Dawson, bourgeolse or governor. The Fort Benton post in that dav, as can be seen by the list of residents, was entirely a trading post, with many French Canadians, who liked th life of traders and trappers and settled down to it. A number of the above names will be recognized by old timers. The William Keiser mentioned was apparently a hunter and his nickname was, of course, "Buffalo Bill " Andrew Dawson was the manager of the post and was the Dawson for whom Dawson county, which at that time comprised the eastern third of the state, was named. Fort Benton grew as the territory of Montana developed and was incorporated in 1865. In 1870 the business listed included four Indian trading houses, one brewery, one bakery, two blacksmith shops, BS carpenter shop, one tailor shop, one shoemaker shop, one butcher shop and 12 saloons, as well as a courthouse, jail and school. The population was 180. The town received mail tri-weekly. In 1878 Fort Benton had nearly reached the peak of it business. A list of 'Businesses of Fort Benton in that year gives many familiar and remembered names: RECOLLECTIONS HEAR THE POWER HOUSE WHISTLE, ELMER, HEAR IT? THEY'RE A MITE EARLY. I'M JUST ELEVEN FIFTY-NINE. A NEW VEAR IS COMMENCING, ELMER HAPPY H£W YEAR, ELMER. AWAKENED AT MIDNIGHT TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR. HM.MtCh.tHi . M l i V i i i l l Wetzel Co , Murphy, Noel Co. M. A. Flanagan, druggist; Benton Market (Tingley Bros ) ; Smith . Castner, coal; Patrick Murphy dairy; Centennial hotel, Overlam hotel, Star bakery, River Market Dr. W. E. Hunter, J. J. Donnelly attorney; Mrs. Annie Grafs, dress maker; J. W. Wheelock, physician; G. W. Crane, L H. Rosencrans Trailkill Crawford. Lilly Co. Cassidy Co , Medicine Lodge sa loon. City brewerv. Occidental saloon, H. S. Wackerlin, tinner; Overland Billiard parlor, Break of Day House, saloon; Exchange saloon Isaac and Richard Mee, blacksmith; August Beckman, saddlery; Wil ham Foster, barber; William Joyce bootmaker; L. T. Marshall, auctioneer; Mill! Reynolds, boarding house; O. C. Morston. painter; J. J. Healy, sheriff; Fort Benton Record Baker Steamer line, Benton Line oi Steamers; Coulson Line of Steam ers. William Todd, John W. Tattan Jacob A. Kanouse, Athur B. Heeler, IS EFFICIENT OFFICER Sidney, Dec. 31.-- (AP) Sul ready to "take on any tough gujs who think they can whip a cop,' Chief of Police Fred I. Hurst rounded out a quarter of a century 01 sen ice on the Sidney police force today. Hpre in his home town, the chief is just plain "cop" to virtually e\eo resident. To fellow-officers m eastern Montana and western orth Dakota, Chief Hurst is an outstanding law enforcement officer. District Judge Frank P. Leiper calls Chief Hurst's record in office "about perfect." Rule Chief Hurst has a simple rule for keeping law and order. "Give a man two warnings not to break the law Then take charge yourself.' He keeps in top physical condition by walking at least two miles daily. A highlight of his police career under se^en Sidney mayors that some of Chief Hurst's admirers like to recall concerns an incident in 1930. A construction crew working in this section got a wide reputation for "toughness" by breaking up public dances held in or near Sidney. Hard On one occasion, the c r e w stormed into a dance hall here. Chief Hurst was prepared. He had dozen deputies but had warned them to "keep out of this fight until I'm whipped " The dance started, the "tough" visitors started, and Chief Hurst started. When the chief stopped, the ringleader had been arrested and fined $100 in police court, the gang had dispersed and the dance went on. Bl Chicago, Dec. 31.---(AP)--The prohibition party mapped a four- year program today to build its political fences for 1940. National Chairman E'lnard K. Blake said -«ork would begin the irst n-^ek in Fobruary to establish strong organization in every state cy entering tickets in all local and tp elections. B'akc said he or Dr D. Leigh Cohin of New York, he party's 1936 presidential can- d'oate, would appear at each con- 'erence. To Open in Georgia The first conference will be ln'Id n Georgia about February 1, lie iaid, and after the southeastern states have been covered, the work will be shipped to New England. JAPS NEttVOtJS Tokyo, Jan. 1.--(Friday)--(AP) --Japan greeted the new year In a pessimistic frame of mind. From he emperor down, leaders of the empire called attention in New Year statements today to ominous iroblems confronting the nation. HEW SILKED coin mm mmm Butte, Dec. 31.--John K. Claxton, county attorney-elect, yesterday announced his staff of deputies who will take up their duties Monday morning when new county officials take office. Philip O'Donnell, 1015 West Porphyry strept, a veteran Butte lawyer a n d law partner of Mr. Claxton, has been named chief deputy. Others are Henry A. Tyvand, 521 South Crystal, · and Francis P. (Bud) Kelly, 900 AVest Quartz street, both well known attorneys. Nettie Sullivan, 317 West Copper street, is named justice court reporter, and Miss Blanche Neary, 133 Clear Grit terrace, is clerk- stenographer. Deputies in the legal division, Mr. Claxton said, are all married and have families. Their names also appear on the assessment rolls as taxpayers. Mrs. Sullivan has had wide stenographic experience and at one time was associated with the W. A. Clark mining interests here. Until her appointment she had worked on WPA. Miss Neary Is at present a deputy clerk of the court. She has had much experience In meeting t h e public and in legal stenographic work. ALFRED P, SLOAN ON New York, Dec. 31.--(#)--Alfred P. Sloan, president of the General Motors corporation, pictured foi 1937 in a year-end statement toda coniinuation of the "natural processes of recovery with a furthei widening of the base." "Many important economic forces are in that direction," he said. "On the other hand there are also important influences to the contran Among these industrial strife is certain to exert a negative effect, and rapidly ascending prices also "The year 1937 ought to be bel- ter than 193G. All things considered I believe it will be somewhat better." He said that ecenomlc recovery had continued throughout 1936 and "should be considered an accomplished fact." Stability "Now," he added, "we pass to another problem that challenges our ability, experience and imagination and demands the most intelligent cooperation of all concerned--the problem of injecting nto our national economy a greater measure of stability. "To the degree that we approach hat objective not only do we make i most important contribution to he social and material progress of our people but at the same time V.B strengthen the foundations upon ' which our American institutions are built." Mexico City, Dec. 31.-- (fp) -- .auro Rocha, will-o'-the-wisp rebel chieftain from Jalisco, fell toda ' before the blazing guns of three army officers in the Mexico City uburb of Villa Guadalupe, authon- ies announ'ced tonight. Pursued fruitlessly for seven ·ears by thosands of soldiers Rocha ,' died fighting in his pajamas in tie lome of friends, the police said, where he was surprised as he slept A sort of modern Robin Hood who helped rural residents with me hand while striking at the gov- irnment's socialistic education program with the other, the elushe ebel had been in the field almost ontinuously since the start of the 926-29 "Cristero" revolt against ormer President Plutarco Elias alles' anti-church measures. End ' \ Police reported three army offi- ers stationed at Guadalajara, Ja- isco capital, tracked the rebel to lexico City and fired seven bullets nto him in the house where he vas staying with friends. They said he was asleep when he raid took place but awakened n time to reach for his pistol hang- ng at his bedside before he was i T Libertyvillo, 111., Dec. 31.--( --George Thomas, out on a pleas- re drive, wag startled when some- ing shattered the windshield, lie was even more surprised when he turned around to discover e bad a live pheasant for a pas- cnger in the rear seat. Thomas said he just traded a \inshield for a pheasant dinner. It is probable that no bird that ver inhabited the earth was capable f chewing its food, although some rehistoric birds did have teeth hese teeth, like the horny plates f some modern birds, were for the urpose of holding S lipp er y Bre ., nee they had succeeded in captur- f JEWS PA PER I 1N£"W SPA PERI