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Erma ! Eight vears aim. we instnlleH a . v0lvlng door In our home to accommodate our grown children who came and went with the regularity of peeling paint. ! We are in the process of putting In a luggage carousel and a car rental booth. ! It's their home. It always will be, especially when they need one. But t we never say hello to the same child we said goodbye to. ! We said goodbye to a kid who ate baking soda out of the refrigerator and anything else that didn't attack hfer first. We said hello to a vegetarian who sits around drawing our arteries on tableclothes and penciling them in with a black eyebrow liner. ; She blames us for polluting her body with junk food and showed open disgust when I suggested we buy Yogurt Helper rather than open a laboratory. i We said goodbye to a kid who actually shoved me into a hanging Boston fern one day getting to the phone first, i We said hello to the same kid who considers me a social secretary who had better watch her step if she wants tenure. This includes reminding him when his driver's license expires, his teeth need cleaning, ordering appropriate flowers and record things Found En Route to Looking Up Other Things: ; That the mockingbird is so named, of course, because it imitates the-call of other birds but the brown thrasher mimics the call of theTtioc kingbird. 1 That Israel is the only nation in history to have had a national flag a full 50 years before the establishment of the state. (It was designed in 1897, from' the prayer shawl.) That since the Constitution was adopted in 1789, some 10,000 constitutional amendments have been proposed, but of these only 33 were sent to the states, of which 26 were ratified. ' That women have always been subordinate to men in the church structure, although (as Calvin was quick to point out) it was a woman who. brought the good news of the resurrection to the Apostles, who at first, refused to believe her. ; ft, That the Egyptian government has made a practice of hiring all college graduates who cannot find jobs In the private sector, adding some 100,000 new graduates annually to the public payroll. Crops need , , X f As! X i ' Sydney Harris reporting service says HELENA (AP) - The lack of heavy rainfall is showing up in crops over. a wide area of Montana, the state Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said Monday, i The weekly report said general rains are needed for yields to be normal, although crops are maturing ahead of last year and close to normal. I "Topsoil moisture remains mostly short, especially n the northcentral and central portion of the state," the service said. "Widespread shower activity is keeping crops in fair to good Condition but drouth areas are developing and spring crops are especially vulnerable to limited rainfall." ; Winter wheat is 65 percent headed, compared with 5 percent last year and an average of 45 percent. Spring wheat is 45 percent in the boot anoLJO percent headed, compared Range, weed tour scheduled July 6 By' tribune Correspondent ; JLEWISTOWN - The Fergus County Range and Weed Tour will be held' July 6, starting at 9 a.m. It will feature a variety of demonstration )plQj$, weed control practices, ranger THE FAMILY CIRCUS "Daddy hasn't read still neat." Bombeck ing that Fred can't play handball because he "got lucky" and if he wants a rematch call him at 5554339. It was goodbye to a child we remembered as setting a national record by running thruugh a shower in less than a minute. It was hello to a man who was in the shower so long you could set your calendar by him. We can't win. We support the wrong causes on our bumper stickers. We do not take the world seriously enough. We watch mindless television and our friends perpetuate foreign imports. We dress too young. We think too old. We eat too fast. We drive too slow. Our car is too big. Our closets too small. There ought to be a big conclusion to this piece. Some incisive bit of wisdom that would pave the way for understanding between older kids and even older parents who want to believe that love is better "the second time around." But there isn't. I tend to feel like the woman who had four kids in her one-bathroom house between the ages of 19 and 26, in various stages of marriage and employment. She fell to her knees each night and said, "Thank you, God, for not letting us kill one another." You can't ask for more than that. That in the fall, some species of male birds take on the colors of females in the spring. That foreign "art films" shown in the U.S. accounted for only one-half of 1 percent of film industry income last year. (Conversely, in West Germany alone, Hollywood productions account for 55 percent of film revenues.) That the early Hebrews did not know the practice of covering the head in a synagogue or at prayer, as they do today, nor is it mentioned anywhere in the Old Testament. (It is a custom of unknown origin that gradually became a hardened rule.) That a Japanese auto manufacturer can turn out more than 20,000 complete cars in a month with two shifts of 900 workers each, while a comparable production rate in the U.S. requires 4,700 workers. That most house doors have four panels because they form, in relief, the sign of the Cross. (The Woodcraftsman's Guild in England in the Middle Ages took as their motto the words of Jesus, "I am the Door," and then wrought in each door the sign of the Cross pattern in relief.) moisture, Bank changes 'By Tribune Correspondent with 15 percent boot and only 1 percent headed last year. Barley maturity is similar to spring wheat, the report said, but oats is slightly behind the other spring grains. Haying is gaining momentum with growers cutting as the crop reached proper development and taking chances on continued rain. The reporting service said 20 percent of the first-cutting alfalfa has been cut, well ahead of last year when practically none had been harvested by this date. About 80 percent of the sugar beets have been thinned, the service said. Range forage is not abundant but most pastures continue to support livestock grazing, the service said. Stockwater is being depleted faster than normal in some locations. management techniques and range renovation methods. Joint sponsors are the Extension Service and the Fergus County Soil and Water Conservation District. the paper yet. It's Air Force listens to MX debate CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Prospective neighbors of 100 MX missiles get a chance this week to tell the Air Force their views on plans to deploy the multiple-warhead missiles in Wyoming and Nebraska. 'At seven public meetings in the two states, beginning Monday night in Cheyenne, the Air Force planned to solicit comments on what issues should be researched in environmental impact studies. Military officials have predicted little adverse effect to the environment from President Reagan's plan to place 100 of the missiles he has dubbed the "Peacekeeper" in existing silos along a 100-mile stretch of sparsely populated ranchland in southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. While this week's meetings are technically limited to environmental questions, some citizens viewed them as forums to comment on the strate-' gic need for the missile itself. THE FIRST MEETING drew about 200 people, including a few hecklers. When Maj. Bill Bums, of Norton Air Force Base in California, referred to the missile as a "Peacekeeper," a small but vocal minority yelled, "MX!" The heckling died down after Air Force officials said the public would have plenty of time to comment on the missile during a question and answer session after the briefing and in individual workshops. Anti-MX groups said last week they would ask the Air Force to consider the impact of nuclear war and study the alternative of not deploying the misiles at all. Several hundred people attended similar meetings in February, when the Air Force was still studying Reagan's "closely spaced basing" or "dense-pack" plan to bury the 100 missiles in new silos close to Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. Key issues then were the necessity of taking farmland out of production to make room for the missiles, the diversion of water for construction and the impact of an expected influx of 3,500 to 5,000 construction workers. Air Force officials say the latest plan would have far less impact. MX missiles would be assembled at Warren Air Force Base and placed in converted Minuteman III silos, requiring no new land and minimal construction. A FIRST DRAFT of the study is to be prepared by fall, with the final statement due by the end of the year. The first 10 missiles are scheduled to be in place by the end of 1986, with all 100 to be deployed by 1989. Additional public meetings are scheduled Tuesday in Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; Wednesday night in Harrisburg, Neb.; Thursday night in Kimball, Neb.; and Friday in Tor-rington and Wheatland, Wyo. LEW1STOWN - Don Browne will step down as president of First Bank Lewistown on July 1, after serving in that position for 20 years. D.A. "AT McRae, who have been affiliated with the bank since 1959, was recently elected president to succeed Browne. McRae is originally from Miles City. He came to Lewistown in 1954 as a county extension agent. He has a degree from the University of Minnesota with a double major in agricultural economics and animal science, and a minor in agronomy. Browne will stay on as the bank's chairman and chief executive officer. Idaho issues tax notice to BN SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A group of Burlington Northern Railroad employees from Washington say they'll fight efforts to tax their incomes by the state of Idaho. Other Washington residents earning incomes in Idaho will also receive notices from a special tax task force set up to collect back taxes, an Idaho deputy attorney general said Monday. The decision affects about 130 regular employees and as many as 170 others who work on trains that travel between Whitefish, Mont., and Spokane. Idaho is trying to collect taxes on 40 percent of the Washington residents' earnings because about 40 percent of the daily route cuts through Eastern part of state experiences MILES CITY (AP) - An area of eastern Montana was without power for almost two hours Monday after federal transmission line developed a problem, a Montana-Dakota-Utilities spokesman said. Power went out at 1:49 p.m. and wasn't restored to some areas until 3:33 p.m., said Wally Bowers, MDU's district electric superintendent for the Forsyth and Miles City areas. He said the problem stemmed from a Western Area Power Administration line into the Miles City area. Power was out from the town of A group of volunteers receives instructions She disappeared Saturday while on an outing Monday as the searchers prepared to resume with her parents in the mountains east of the search for 4-year-old Nyleen Marshall. Clancy. (AP Photo) Search party finds no trace of missing 4-year-old girl CLANCY (AP) - More than 100 volunteers aided by tracking dogs scoured mountains east of here Monday during the third day of the search for 4-year-old Nyleen Marshall who disappeared while on a family outing Saturday afternoon. Authorities said search efforts were hampered by rain and thun-dershowers that periodically swept over the area. Officials said the child was barefoot and wearing shorts and a T-shirt when she apparently wandered off while playing near beaver dams on Maupin Creek, about 15 miles south of Helena in northern Jefferson County. Officials said the child had been with her parents, Kim and Nancy Marshall, who were attending a ham radio operators' exercise in the area. Drew Dawson, dispatcher at Security tight at Arizona mines PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Phelps Dodge Corp. is tightening security at two Arizona copper properties, a move a union spokesman labeled "scare tactics." Representatives of Phelps Dodge, Arizona's largest copper producer, are negotiating a new contract with copper unions. The current pact ends Thursday. On Saturday, company officials told union officials that the number of guards at the Ajo and Morenci mines and smelters would be increased starting Monday. The company earlier said it would keep its properties open if struck, Butte may BUTTE (AP) - Butte-Silver Bow County may have to pay for radiation testing of homes in the area after Friday unless the federal government drops the requirement. The state has been conducting the tests with a federal grant, but it expires Thursday, and county Health Director Bill Burke says the state has no money to replace it. The tests cost $52 per house. the northern Idaho Panhandle. The trainmen don't intend to pay the taxes and have raised $12,000 to fight Idaho in court, said spokesman Robert Tully, a veteran conductor who organized the fund-raising drive. "For years, they never bothered to call us or anything. Then all of a sudden they dropped this on us," said Tully, who has been with the railroad for more than 20 years. Idaho could garnish the trainmen's wages and place liens against their property if they don't pay back taxes for the last five years, said Charles Daw, a deputy attorney general representing the Idaho Tax Commission. In addition, back taxes plus interest and penalties beginning the day blackout Custer east of Billings to Glendive, but Glendive did not lose service, he said. Power was also out from Miles City to Baker, but Baker did not lose power, he said. Telephone service in some of the areas was also affected. Bowers said that rural electric cooperatives like Tongue River, McCone County Electric and Mid-Yellowstone were also affected. Bowers said that apparently there was no damage to any of his utility's equipment or transmission lines. Tuesday, June 28, 1983 Great Falls Tribune 1 1A J7- 8. the sheriff's office in Boulder, said 100 to 150 volunteers searched Monday. An estimated 200 had combed the creek bottoms and mountain ridges Sunday. Ralph DeCunzo, Lewis and Clark County County search and rescue coordinator, organized a search before dark Saturday. He said undergrowth in the area was so thick that searchers could have walked past the child without seeing her. He said small, frightened children often curl up and hide and won't answer searchers' calls. Divers searched the creek and beaver ponds Sunday. Sheriff Tom Dawson said all known mine shafts in the area had been checked out. Volunteers were held back Monday moming while five tracking dogs and their trainers searched the area. and assistant labor relations director Thomas McWilliams called the plan to bolster security "just a prudent measure." It was not done "because we expect any violence. We don't," McWilliams said. Cass Alvin, spokesman for the union coalition, said Sunday night the company was making "an implied threat with its scare tactics to create panic and hysteria" among its workers. McWilliams said there had been progress in the contract talks but that the two sides remained a "long way apart" on ecomomic issues. have to pay 1 J The Department of Housing and Urban Development has required testing of any house in the area since 1979 if it is to be sold with a federally guaranteed loan. Real estate executive Betty Kissock said that, without those guarantees, housing sales in the area could come to a stand-still. Only two of 189 houses tested have failed to meet the federal standards. The tests are required because they began earning income in Idaho will have to be paid if their court battle is unsuccessful. Daw warned. Last year, the employees were forced to pay five years' back taxes to Montana and placed on that state's tax roles because they earn a portion of the income there, fully said. The workers agreed to pay Montana because they lay over in White-fish and deliver freight there, Tully said. But the trains do not stop in Idaho for any reason and the trainmen believe this effort amounts to taxation without representation, he said. The group has decided to make a stand against Idaho's demand for back taxes, he said. "They can see there may be no ALUMINUM (Press Plates) from the Great Falls Tribune arc great for t ROOFING SIDING INSULATION Great to paint signs on, for modeling or hundreds of other uses. 3H"i23K"jl01 2' See at Great worn Marshall, whose other children a 6-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl were being cared for by friends, said he and wife were "holding up." The family lives in the Alhambra area south of Clancy. Marshall said the search response from fellow members of the Mormon Church, friends and neighbors was "overwhelming." He urged that volunteers coordinate with authorities. "It's bad enough that our daughter is out there. We don't want anybody else lost or hurt," he said. Although Saturday and Sunday were warm, DeCunzo said temperatures dropped into the 40s Saturday night. Rain began falling Sunday afternoon and started again Monday morning, while heavy rains developed during the afternoon. Those include a union-sought reten tion of a cost-of-living clause and the company's desire to reduce wages for new workers. In other talks, ASARCO Inc., met with union negotiators in San Francisco and Anaconda Copper Co. talked with unionists at Fairmont Hot Springs near Anaconda, Mont., union spokesman Carl Morris said. Workers at Phelps Dodge's Ajo mine have authorized a strike, as have workers at Anaconda's Butte, Mont., plant and ASARCO s Mission Mine south of Tucson and smelter in Hayden. for tests the Butte area has elevated levels of radon gas, which is generated by certain minerals in rock, and particularly granite, which is common in the Butte area. The gas breaks down and emits microscopic particles that are suspected of causing cancer if they are inhaled over a long period. Sen. John Melcher, D-Mont., has asked HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce to drop the testing requirement. workers end to this thing," Tully said. "It's gone far enough." Meanwhile, the trainmen have launched a letter-writing campaign to Washington's congressional delegation, hoping to get legislation that would prohibit Idaho from taxing them. Railroad workers are the only interstate carriers being asked to pay back taxes, said Darwin Young, a member of the Idaho Tax Commission. But all out-of-state workers who earn money in Idaho will eventually be taxed, if the commission's staff can locate them, Daw said. Recently, Idaho sent notices to 750 Montanans who work for BN and travel the Spokane-Whitefish route. SHEETS i ZS ea. Falls Tribune

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