fhe Independent Record, Helena, Moot. Sunday, January 4, 1953 Judge Horsky Retires From Bench Distrv't Judge A J. Horsky, dean of Montana's judiciary, handed clown his last decision Saturday and entered private life after 32 years on the bench of judicial district No. 1. "To express adequately my feelings feelings at the termination of my tenure as district judge, I should need the talents of a great essayist essayist or at least some beyond those which I possess," Judge Horsky said. "Too, it would require a vast amount of space. "My sincerest endeavor has been to do all I could to repay the confidence confidence shown in me by my fellow citizens who have elected me to successive terms aggregating 32 years. I have done all I could have done. I have done my best. " U p o n my retirement Mrs. Horsky and I desire only to spend our remaining days among our very good friends and acquaintances acquaintances in Helena where our life has been happy and full." Judge Horsky stayed at his desk, hard at work, until time to close the judicial career w h i c h he started in January, 1921. He will be succeeded Monday by Victor 11. Fall, who \vas elected in the No- \cmber general election. Jiidge Horsky f a s t filed for the office of district judge at the constant pei suasion of his many ft lends in the practice of law. Duri Duri n g his service on the bench he has had as fellow judges in this dist dist r i c t the late Judge W. H. Poor-j man, the late Judge W. T. Piggotl' and the present incumbent, Judge Gooige W. Padbury, Jr j W i t h i n a car a f t e r s t a l l i n g h i s ; Â·-n \ i c e as judge, Judge Horsky, luid developed s u f f i c i e n t i c p u t a lion lion in j u d i c i a l t h i n k i n g that he w a s named to the supreme court commission to ajudicate a three:car three:car backlog of supreme court v ork Bni n in Helena valley March 22, 1882, Judge Horsky attended the Helena p u b l i c school and was graduated from Helena high school w i t h the class of 1902. From high school he vent to the University of Michigan school of law. Upon graduation in 1905, he returned to Helena to enter the practice of law in association w i t h the late R. R. Ptirccll Judge Horsky remained remained in association \ \ i t h Mr Purcell until he was elected to the district court bench in 1920. Â«. Actne in political, civic and church life, Judge Horsky sened as vice chairman of the Republican state central committee. He sened as \estryman at St. Peters church District Judge Antone J. Horsky, retired. General Public Cordially Invited To Attend Reception and Ball Sponsored by Republican Groups The public was again reminded that no specific invitations are being being issued for the public reception and inaugural ball being held tomorrow tomorrow in Helena in honor of Gov.-Elect J. Hugo Aranson, ac cording to a statement made today by Harold Longmaid, J r , spokesman spokesman for the Lewis and Clark Young Republican club. Sponsored by the county Young Republican club, the Lewis and Clark county Republican Women's for 30 years and also served as senior and junior warden. For many years he served as a Boy Scout executive. Judge Hoi sky has been a member member of the board of trustees of the Helena public library for 35 years and now serves as president. Although stern and dignified on the bench, Judge Horsky always found time to visit for a few moments moments w i t h the other \\orkers at the Lewis and Clark county courthouse. courthouse. He was as fond of a tle\cr story as anyone and often found humor in legal pleadings. As he cleaned up his work before before stepping down, he paused to note a phrase one lawyer had chosen to insert in his written argument. Judge Horsky chuckled as he showed it to his friends. It read: to e\ery trade, "A man must service his lime to every trade, "Save entices, they alone aie ready made " club and the county and state publican central committees, the reception will be held during hours of 7 to 10 o'clock tomorrow night in the state capitol followed by the semiformal inaugural ball, which w i l l be held f i o 1 30 o'clock tomorrow night m Civic Center ballroom. Special ticket booths will be up d m i n g Monday in the hotel and at the capitol to facilitate the pui chase of tickets for the inaugural ball, Longmaid said Members of the county Republican Republican Women's club will serve refreshments in the rotunda of the capitol d u i i n g the reception, music w i l l be provided by Octavia llaraldson, violinist, and Mrs Louise Tompkins Wood, organist. organist. Don Williams' 12 piece orchestra w i l l play at the semiformal and State Sen Fred Padbury will lead the grand m a t c h , to begin at 10 30 o'clock, Longmaid Longmaid explained. Mother Nature at Work Cortez, Colo--(/P)--A southeastern southeastern Colorado firm, Colorado Car- bonics. I n c , taps Mother what it needs to operate. The company has a 7.200-foot caibon-diox- icle well, dulled in 1947, w h produces seven tons of dry ice daily This is put up in 50 blocks. Fuel 10 operate the machinery machinery at the plant comes from j a ncaiby n a t u r a l gas o w n e d by the company.