28 Oct 1953
Helena Chamber of Commerce Has Secured Two Large Areas Suitable for Guard Two large areas suitable for a firing range and maneuvering grounds for the 163rd armored cavalry, the Montana nationa guard, have been made available in the Helena area, Mrs. Sherman W Smith, the Helena Chamber of Commerce secretary, announced to day. Mrs. Smith said that Norman Chevallier and Brian D. O'Connell ranchers in the area, have made some of their holdings available for use of the Montana national guard for its summer field training Staff officers of the Montana national national guard had called upon the Helena chamber for help when they tvere unable to find large enough ireas for the annual summer training training near Helena. The 163rd armored armored cavalry has outgrown its present training area at Fort Har risen. "The area is suitable, in my opinion, for the Montana national guard training area," Capt. Roberl A. Keyes, staff officer, informed P. W. Singer, president of .the Hel- Â»na chamber, and Mrs. Smith after a tour of the two ranches. Captain Keyes said that the final decision on the suitability of the areas will be made by commanders of the tactical outfits at regimental headquarters in Bozeman and the field artillery headquarters in Missoula. Missoula. Final drafts of the summer training training plans for 1954 are to be completed completed by mid-November. Inspections were made of the Chevallier and O'Connell properties by Maj. William C. Casper and Captain Keyes, state guard staff officers, officers, and Mrs. Smith and Singer in company of the ranchers involved. involved. The national guard had expressed expressed its desire for a maneuvering maneuvering area" 10 miles wide by 10 miles long. Such an area was found available available on the O'Connell properties. \ firing range area of three miles vide and 12 miles long also was desired. This area was found on the Chevallier ranch. "The Helena Chamber of Commerce Commerce is grateful for the co-operation co-operation displayed by Norman Chevallier Chevallier and Brian D. O'Connell in offering offering use of their lands for nalion- il guard training," Mrs. Smith ;aid. "The annual summer training nession of the Montana national guard means much to the city Helena and this area. These coming to the fore with their lands has been gratifying, "The Montana national guard called upon us for aid in securing the sites. We were happy to be service to this group which much to Helena." The Glasgow Chamber of Com merce and the Boise, Idaho, berof Commerce also have made land available for use by the armored cavalry regiment for summer training. Handy Hands 4-H Club Installs New Officers at Ceremony Handy Hands 4-H club installed new officers at a recent ceremony in the Warren school, Judy son, club reporter announced to day. New officers are Verna Lea ling, president; Bonnie Peterson vice-president; Nancy' Lichwardt secretary-treasurer; Judy Halver son, reporter; Ruth Ann Harrer recreation leader; Laura Olson son leader. Plans were discussed for the nual Halloween party sponsored the club for the children of the community. Committees for the party are: games, Nancy Lichwardt and Donna Halverson; refreshments, Ruth Ann Harrer, Joy Swartz and Bonnie Peterson; decorating, Bonnie Norling, Laura Olson and Jo ochran. Club officers will meet at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Nancy Lichtwardt's home to plan the program for the party. Railroad Commission Sets Hearing in Missoula for Nov. 9 The Montana railroad commission commission Tuesday set Nov. 9 for n Missoula of applications for ificates of transportation from Missoula and Superior firms. Â·- H. B. Berky of Missoula asks permission to transport heavy con- truction equipment and supplies.