Montana Standard-Post • 02-February-1966
Dr. Gardiner dies at 86 (Continued from Page One), and introduced purebred Hampshire sheep from England. At one time he had the largest flock of these sheep in the world. They were exhibited at livestock shows throughout the country and brought many honors to the Deer Lodge Valley. In the 1920s, with some land he purchased on his own and some which he had leased, he formed the Mount Haggin Land and Livestock Co., the forerunner of the Mount Haggin Livestock Co., which figured in a multi-million dollar sale last fall. With the declared purpose that the people of Anaconda should have the opportunity to raise their children in a rural atmosphere if they wished, he founded and named the community of Opportunity during the pre-World War I period. This was swampland owned by the Anaconda Co. He arranged with the company to have it drained -and prepared for building. He was chiefly responsible for development of the little community and the building of the Beaverhead Dam school there. Dr. Gardiner retired from the Anaconda Co. to 1957 after more than 50 years of service. That same year, Mrs. Gardiner, the former Carrie Gardner of Bozeman, whom he married in 1904, died in Anaconda. In 1958 Dr. Gardiner returned to Canada to make his home with a sister. He is survived by a son, Henry E. of Washington, D.C.; daughters, Mrs. Owen E. Sowerwine, Kalispell, and Mrs. Gail R. Soper, Evanston, 111., seven grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. In accordance with his wishes, his remains are to be cremated and his. ashes will be scattered over die "Home Ranch" in the Big Hole Country. employment and two Eleanor Mrs. and Cheyenne; Anaconda N. of be NUTGRASS NOTE COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (UPI) —Purple nutsedge, commonly called nutgrass, can now be controlled by herbicides containing organic arsenic compounds, the agriculture extension service of Texas A&M University reports. Wayrynen The First officiated. was B. Claxton.