Stockmen end meet After piuing numeroui retolulioni, tbÂ» 9Ind Annual convention of the Montana Stockgrowers Association concluded Saturday at the Outlaw Inn. The lhree-lay gathering brought together some 650 MSGA members and their families from every part of the state, as well as r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of business, government and other c a t t l e i n d u s t r y organizations. The featured speakers were Wray Finney, president of the American National Cattlemen's As- sociaton; Dr. John Hopkin, chairman of the ANCA Council of Economic Advisors; Boyd Anderson, president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association; and Curt Berklund, director of the Bureau of Land Management. A m o n g r e s o l u t i o n s adopted at the convention were the following: --Due to severe losses of animals to predators, the e s t a b l i s h m e n t of a program allowing the use of toxicants, including "1080", under the strict supervision of state and federal authorities. -- U r g e t h e s t a t e legislature to provide that the Dept. of Fish and Game remit fees to the county treasurer equal to the taxes which would be paid if the property was in private ownership. --The appraisal of new improvements, for tax purposes, should be at cost or less. --Via legislation, increase the m i n i m u m sentences for livestock theft. --Reduce the property tax valuation's 40 per cent factor to 30 per cent; request support of other property taxpayers and state organizations. -- U r g e t h e s t a t e legislature to restructure the inheritance tax laws regarding exemptions and rate schedules for ranches, farms and small business property. -- S u p p o r t f e d e r a l legislation amending estate and gift tax laws. -- U r g e t h e s t a t e legislature to provide equitable taxation on all unprocessed agricultural products held for sale, using an average inventory method of assessment; and urging that all unprocessed agricultural commodities be taxed at the same rate. --Urge the revision of Montana HB 672 (re, Land Use Planning). --With a letter of support, seek a grant from the Old West Regional Conference for "Weak-calf Syndrome" research. state briefs MPC seeks ruling HELENA (AP) - Tb* Montana Power Co., clearly annoyed by the fact that 14 months have patted without final state action on its reqoett for M4.S million in rate Increases, uied the Public Service Commission Friday to take steps to expedite a decision. - The utility, which applied on March 12, lÂ»7i, for electric and gas rate boosts, asked the PSC to require all parties to submit their final arguments in writing by July 20. Such briefs should be required despite the fact that, as of Tuesday, no transcript or record of the commission's two-stage hearing on the utility's rate request is available, the utility said. The first portion of the heard ing was held t'rom Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, 1J75; the second portion from Jan. 12 to Feb. 13, 1976. Montana Power at so objected strongly to a PSC decision, announced earlier in the day, to hold a separate hearing June 15 on a request from the state' consumer counsel that the utility's electric rates be temporarily reduced by $917,000 a year. Prison probe sought HELENA (AP) - Rep. Geraldine Travis, D-Great Falls, says she plans to ask the U.S. Justice Department to investigate operation of the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge. She said the emphasis at the prison is on punishment, rather than rehabilitation, and "flagrant abuses" exist which "transcend all limits of human respect and dignity." Prison Warden Roger Crist rebutted each allegation made by Mrs. Travis at an Institutions Department meeting held here on Friday. Pollution levels hit MISSOULA (AP) - Legally allowable pollution levels inside factories often are 1,000 times higher than air-pollution levels permitted outside the plants, a state industiral hygienist says. William Hooper, of the state Health Department, said pollution problems are far more severe for workers inside factories than they are outdoors for the general public. Hooper did not name specific industries where working conditions might be hazardous, but he said files on the safety performance of Montana firms are, by federal law, open to the public. Guilty plea entered MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A North Dakota man charged with kidnaping in the abduction of an 18-year- old Bismarck, N.D., woman pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. district court. Ernest D. Young, 22, Bismarck, had been accused of kidnaping the woman March 31 in Bismarck and forcing her to accompany him on a IransMontana trip to Missoula, where he was arrested in early April. U.S. District Court Judge Russell F,. Smith set sentencing for June 7. Young's first plea to the kidnaping charge was innocent. He was tried, but Smith declared a mistrial on May 21 when the jury failed to reach a verdict. A second trial was scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Soldiers retrace path FORSYTH, Mont. (AP) - Uncle Sam would be proud. "Dr. Scholl" may get some new patients. A contingent of 48 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 101 Airborne Division marched from here Saturday, continuing to retrace the 19th Century path of explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark. The soldiers from Fort Campbell, Ky., plan to arrive at the Pompey's Pillar National Monument on June 2 where Gov. Thomas L. Judge is scheduled to be on hand for a commemorative ceremony. Then -- with 16-foot river boats instead of canoes and compasses filling in for Sacagawea -- it's up the Yellowstone River to Billings, march officials said. The forecast for the Flathead Valley calls for incresing cloudy skies this afternoon and evening with showers or thundershowers. Partly cloudy skies with widely scattered showers, occurring mostly over the mountains, are forecast for Monday. High today will be 65, the low 45 with a high Monday between 60 and 65. Chance of precipitation today is 30 per cent increasing to 40 per cent t o n i g h t and decreasing to 20 per cent Monday. H i g h t e m p e r a t u r e recorded Saturday at Glacier International Airport was 62, the low was 36 and no precipitation was received. Sun sets tonight at 9:28 and rises Monday at 5:41. Last year on this date the high was 76, the low was 42 and no precipitation was received. Records for the date show a high of 95 in 1936, a low of 30 in 1962 and .68 inch of precipitation in 1905. Ventilation forecast for today is good. For Chief Justice Montana Supreme Court. Elect Judge Paul HATFIELD! Noapartivaa Fifteen years distinguished trial judge experience. "I urge you to rate!" GEORGIA RUTH RICE For Ststt Superintendent Of Poblic Instruction We the undersigned (but) contractor! ol Flathead High School aik you to vote lor Georgia Ruth Rice, Democrat for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ed Sanders Ed Foster F.T. O'Boyle Francis Von Rinsum Robert A. Bibb Jr. Don Blasdel Pd. lor by Georgia Ruth Rice Election Committee Box 947 Helena. Montana 59601. Re-Elect SLOAN Democrat "On Tuesday, June 1st, you can lend a hand in giving Montana open, practical, and accessible leadership. VOTE! It's up to you! MAX RAUQJS DEMOCRAT FOR CONGRESS PÂ«* tor by the SAUCUS FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE, lucife Speer. Swietary. Jo.-i Flf/ngson, TrÂ«aswÂ« Box 1022. Misiouli. Mont in* 59*31. PnorÂ» 728-3149. 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