The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 2, 1976 · Page 10
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 10

Kalispell, Montana
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Wednesday, June 2, 1976
Page 10
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A--10 Wcdnmday, June 2, 1976 The Dilly Inter Lake. Kallspell. Montana Rice, Greeley advance To patrol waters HELENA (API-Georgia Ruth Rice of Helena won Democratic nomination for superintendent of public instruction while Michael Greely of Great Falls won the Democratic nod for attorney general in Tuesday's primary election. Ms. Rice, an employe of outgoing Public Instruction Supt. Dolores Colburg, bested her leading opponent by about 10,000 votes, unofficial returns showed Greely, a state senator, got about 53 per cent of the vote in overcoming Lewis and Clark County Atty. Thomas F. Dowling. Jzmes T. Harrison Jr. of Helena won the Republican nomination for attorney general without opposition. The GOP nomination for public instruction superintendent went to John B. Deeney. Bozeman, a Montana Slate University professor. Secretary of State Frank Murray won a sixth term by besting two Democratic foes and having no Republican to face in November. Murray garnered 55 per cent of the votes cast in the Democratic primary to 31 per cent for Burl E. Hatfield, Wbitefisb hospital administrator. The two men had foucied for years. Trailing far behind was Pat J. Foley Columbus farmer. Glacier National Park personnel will be patrollng Watsrton Lake In style this year with the purchase of this new inboard-oulboard boat. In addition to its patrol duties, the craft also will be used for hauling supplies on the lake. Photo by Kay Bennett Hatfield draws big statewide support HELENA ( A P ) - District Court Judge Paul G. Hatfield of Great Falls won a startling complimentary vote Tuesday as both he and Associate Justice Wesley Castles won automatic nominations for chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court. Late returns today showed Hatfield with 65 per cent of the vole in the (woman contest. The result clearly spelled trouble for Castles in the November general election. Meanwhile, Neil J. Lynch of Butte, Democratic majority leader of the slate Senate, won one of two nonpartisan nominations for associate justice. T h r e e o t h e r a s s o c i a t e - j u s t i c e hopefuls--Daniel J. Shea of Missoula, Russell K. Fillner of Billings, and Robert F. Swanberg of Helena -- were in a close race for the other nomination. Jefferson County Atty. Allen LeMieux trailed badly and was out of the running. Despite his poor primary showing, Castles' chances of winning in November | could not be dismissed. In the 1958 primary election, Castles j lost to James D. Freebourn by 16,000 votes but went on to win the general elec- | tion. Castles apparently was hurt by public I sentiment against the Supreme Court's action early this ;'ear in directing the Montana Public Service Commission to j grant an interim rate increase to the Montana Power Co. on the sale of | natural gas. Castles, on the Supreme Court bench | since January 1957, also suffered from a recent newspaper survey in which 59 per j cent of the lawyers who responded rated Castles as unqualified for the Supreme Court. Castles claimed the survey was | "fraudulent and rigged" against him. Marlenee, Towe to run in eastern district race HELENA (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in Montana's eastern congressional district both chose farmer- businessmen in Tuesday's primary battle for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat John Melcher. Republican Ron Marlenee of Scobey and Democratic state Sen. Thomas Towe of Billings emerged atop five-man fields in races which were not called until early today. Unofficial returns frum 545 of 557 precincts showed these results: .Republican -- Marlenee 12,390; Billings lawyer John Cavan 10,713; Math J. Dasinger of Sidney 5,394; Sam Kitzenberg of Glendive 4.247; and Ben Worm 1,019. Democratic -- Towe 14,534; Montana House Speaker Pat McKittrick of Great Falls 12,320; Public Service Commissioner Thomas Monahan of Billings 6,835; Clyde Jarvis of Great Falls 5,189, and Jerry Joseph Cate of Billings 4,798. In the western congressional district, incumbent Deir.ocrat Max Baucus and Republican hopeful W.D. "Bill" Diehl of Helena were unopposed. Marlenee ground a w a y steadily throughout the night at Cavan's early Reservoir levels reported LIBBY -- Lake Koocanusa is rising at a rate of about 2.5 feet per day, slightly more rapid than the fill rate of about one foot per day at Hungry Horse Reservoir. As of last Friday, both dams were discharging about 3,000 cubic feet per second. Lake Koocanusa was at 2,395 feet with an expected full pool of 2,459 sometime later this month or early in July. Hungry Horse inflows have been reduced by recent cooler temperatures Kleppe moves toward leasin The Democratic nomination for state auditor went to Jerry M. Mitchell, Missoula insurance executive, with 57 per cent of the vote. State Rep. Robert J. Harper, Butte. polled only 43 per cent despite the fact that Mitchell tried to withdraw his candidacy shortly before the election. Mitchell will meet the Republican incumbent. E. V. "Sonny" Omholt, unopposed Tuesday, in the general election. With nearly all of the state's precincts counted, Ms. Rice had 30 per cent of the vote in the seven-way competition for the public in- struction nomination. Her nearest competitor. Gary A. Morin, Simms school superintendent, had about 18 per cent. A close third with 16 per cent was Floyd J. McDowell, Great Falls, superintendent of the state School for the Deaf and Blind. ' Following, in order, were John Justin Sullivan, Butte, 14 per cent: Ron Newville, Bozeman, 7 per cent, and Warren Stone, Ouster, 5 per cent. Deeney had about 52 per cent in his Republican race against Donna L. Roberts of Helena. District 44 fills vacancy WHITEFISH - Jessie M. Michels was appointed to fill the vacant School District 44 trustee position caused by the resignation of Dennis Hanson May 10. The Rev. Hanson accepted the call to the Lutheran Church in Sa.-.dpomt Idaho. The trustees made Y r - V.c:.e.^ : ~ e ; r choice over ^f. IVa! ..''re r A f . " r T . j p i _ l : i ur.t^ betJ^St (jf r, e r p a , j; j u t ! e r o n T r i s j r : o r . s to t h e Whuefish board said school board clerk Russ «*? *·'·-·.' ";s£ ; v-- Giesy. She was appointed at a special meeting in conjuction with the annual building inspection on May 27. Mrs. Michels, a former iwo-term member of the board who didn't seek re-election in the spring of 1975 due to business commitments, ^ u - -uTretary l the Montana School Board Association District No : for two years and is empioved by Montana power Company. lead and overtook the Billings lawyer asl the rural vote in the 33-county district| began to come in. Marlenee, 40, had campaigned vigor-| ously, but he suspended his personal ap-| pearances May 18 when his 18-year-oldl son, Mike, was paralyzed in a swimmingj accident. The candidate listened to election! returns with his son at a Billings! hospital. Towe, already well known from his| legislative office and running battle with! the Montana Power Co. over utility! rates, siezed an early lead in thel Democratic race, then survived a strongf surge early today by McKittrick. Towe, 38, is a member of a wealthy! banking and farmer family. In the slate Senate, he has been a chief sponsor of! measures to regulate public utilities and| overhaul the state coal tax. The large field of candidates in bothl the D e m o c r a t i c and Republican! primaries resulted from a vacuum! created by Melcher when he announcedg plans to run for U.S. Senate. Melcher is completing his seventh| year and third full term in the House. but the pool level rose five feet from May I 24 to a measurement of 3.534 feet last! last Friday Freeflow discharge conditions at K e r r t Dam near Poison should maintain thel level of Flathead Lake at close to 2,8901 until later this month when flooding! danger passes and pool elevation will be j increased to 2.893 feel. Operations at the Albeni Falls Projectl on Lake Pend Oreille will be adjusted I through this week to maintain pool eleva-l lion of 2.06J.2 feet. W A S H I N G T O N ( A P I - I n t e r i o r Secretary Thomas S. Kleppe took the first formal step Tuesday toward resuming federal coal leasing, suspended for the past five years. Kleppe asked the coal industry to suggest federal coal lands for possible leasing which could begin in the middle of next year. He asked environmental groups and the public to suggest areas which should not be leased, because of environmental or other reasons. Federal coal, most of it in the West and most likely to be strip-mined, is a major factor in administration plans to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil supplies. Coal-especially western low-sulphu coal--may increase as a substitute foi oil and natural gas in electric powei plants and other industries. Environmental groups have been wor ried, however, that massive new coa development could ruin large parts o the scenic open spaces of the West bot. by strip mining and by the developmen, of huge coal-fired power plants and satel lite industries near the mining sites ran SiMsA ?ts?v -. -;!.·:., i i'"iMilli.Ki _teL pr^^My^;. :"'·: ~'^^^K^:-----''-; ; ':. :: l ·MS i^rtsft that iqw wirrtw ' hayMirished i gas bids are Mghert must boy from suppl r reduce ^ J|H|IS|irig ; Montana Power§;faTi nave their yearly utilities over twelve months into i. Your bill isabout '*- -v - or .. . , year begiris irViJune . ' - f o l l o w i n g year, if :m Jtine, the months immediate- ving^are warm, low-use months, e:building up a credit used up during months --. which heating payments 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 ·*v. ·*». low: ^^ 23 a x^ 1 ^ 1 / Bk igh: x idHt · 161 J) V., A ·Hn (41 A 9 ^ i n i N ID: . TM June MI Una. Sept. Od. No*. Dec. Jan. Feb. Ma EXAMPLE: 1500Sq. Ft. HOUSE. BUTTE, MT. HIGH LOW BUDGET' ELECTRIC $19.00 ' $10.00 $14.00 GAS $42.00 $10.00 $28.00 COMBINED $61.00 $23.00 $41.00 *Average tor 12 months ^m^ti , , 1JlgZz3 it. t f t . May |;34;t.'-j" : '.; ^ ! 3 nd of the budget period you have consurned I more or tess energy than we a '.J we wilUdjustyour May bill accordingly^ And^^ak^ire th^atadjust- ^ f r ' - - g^;*fX!f£gS^^^ *, L . l¥»ar after , ateo wrsitebte

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