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fi 1 SOCIETY IrsftSK I Vs H6U6NA Official Paper of Velhwstone County VOLUME 45 NO 9 LAUREL MONTANA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 1952 FIVE CENTS Laurel Booth At Fair Places Third For Horticulture Fourth For Arrangement ESSAYS TO AID ml-me rtf" WW1 a -V? 6 Mrs Harold Leach of the Rediviva club was cochairman The members of both clubs solicited and prepared the entries which numbered 46 sheaves of grain and 42 gallons onieahed threshed grain The remainder of the entries were fruits and vegetables The exhibit received fourth place in artistic arrangement and third place in horticulture THE LAUREL BOOTH above in the auditorium at the Midland Empire fair last week was awarded fourth place by the judges Huntley Project was in first place West Side Billings second Billings Bench third and South Billings fifth There were 292 entries in the Laurel exhibit arranged in a 28-foot booth by committees from the Unity Garden club and the Rediviva Garden club under the chairmanship of Mrs Rosselot Greater Industrial Employment Smaller Farm Income At Half Year Laurel Man 48 Passes At Hospital Resident Of Montana Since 1918 Oscar Robert Heck 48 died Monday at 1:30 a in a Billings hospital He was bom in Laurence Kan on Jan 14 1904 and came to Montana with his parents in 1918 They had lived at Shepherd and Rockvale before settling in Laurel Mr Heck operated a truck garden three miles south of Laurel Besides his parents Mr and Mrs Emil Heck of Laurel survivors are a daughter Mrs Shirley Hunt of Denver a brother George Heck of Laurel and a sister Mrs Ralph Sheeks of Billings Funeral services were conducted today at 2 ni in Our Saviors Lutheran church Rev David Larson officiated 1 Pallbearers were Stanley Elling-son Leo Eberhardt Nolan Gunter Burdett Adams Frank Platz and John Rybin Interment was in the Laurel cemetery with the Laurel Funeral home in charge of arrangements Medical Forms Ready For Beginning Pupils Announcement was made this week that the medical forms required for children beginning school this fall are available at the home of Melvin Williams 410 Pennsylvania avenue The forms are to be filled out by the family doctor and dentist before the opening date of school Fire Station For Conrad Conrad A contract has been let for a new fire station here GOLLEGE PREPARE Opening Events To Begin Sept 20 At Missoula And At Bozeman Missoula Preparations for the arrival of the class of 1956 on the Montana State university campus next month are complete university officials reported in announcing the schedule for orientation Sept 20-271 The week will be devoted to acquainting entering freshmen with university life what it offers and what is expected of university students No classes are scheduled and the week will be filled with placement and aptitude tests physical examinations and counseling of new students to help them select courses of study for which they are best suited by aptitude and interest The week also will bring a number of social activities to get new Students acquainted with fellow students and faculty members Freshmen and transfer students with less than 40 credits should arrive as early as convenient Sunday afternoon Sept 21 to take advantage of tours of the campus but required-attendance meeting will not begin until Monday morning Freshmen and new students with less than 40 credits will begin actual registration Thursday Sept 25 and upper class students will begin Friday Classes will "open the following Monday Bozeman Montana State college will welcome freshman students to the campus Sept 20 to (Continued on Page Twelve) vmmm The Democratic state chairman Landoe of Bozeman and the state committee secretary Frank Murray have announced that the 1952 Democratic state convention will be held at Billings with registration headquarters at the Northern hotel the convention officially FRANK MURRAY opening at 10 a Thursday morning Aug 21 Registration will open at 3 Aug 20 A dinner will follow the convention at 6:30 Thursday Reservations for the dinner should be sent to the Democratic committee Northern hotel Billings Mr Murray said the convention is called pursuant to section 23-932 revised codes of Montana The convention will elect a state chairman and will formulate the democratic state platform and will perform such other business as may be properly brought before such meeting OPENING BIDS FOB The board of school trustees for school district No 7 will accept bids at 8 Thursday for the construction of an addition to the Laurel high school The brick-faced addition will join the present high school building and the trades and industries building and will be designed to carry out the architecture scheme of the two units After completion the new structure will make available additional office space a new study hall seven classrooms four lavatories and greater shop space Cushing and Terrell of Billings are the ri rirXjgy irir1 agricultural wage and salary workers was the highest ever recorded for any month in the history of the state and each preceding month in 1952 had set a new employment record for that time of year On the other hand compared to previous years 1952 threatens to be a poor year for Montana agriculture For the first four months cash receipts from farm marketings were 12 per cent less than receipts during January-April 1951 Smaller crops are anticipated this year as a result of the drought conditions in the eastern part of the state during June and prices received by Montana farmers and ranchers have thus far been somewhat lower than last year Carloadings of freight at Montana points began' the year at the highest level since 1944 but de-- (Continued -on Page Twelve) Better Living To Demonstrate Appliances Use Housewives of this area will have an opportunity to view the latest electric appliances for the kitchen and home as well as see entertaining and informative demonstrations on the use of those appliances at the Better Living show to be held Aug 27 and 28 in the 1 0 0 hall in Laurel The outstanding two-day show will be sponsored by the Montana Power company in cooperation with local appliance dealers Each show will start at 2 and each day will feature a different program Electric appliance dealers of this area are cooperating to display and demonstrate their latest Tines of modem-' appliances and will have representatives on hand to answer questions of all interested visitors Demonstrations on proper use of electric appliances will he conducted by Mary Ann Gates home service director of the Montana Power company at Billings Special emphasis will be given to use of the electric range and electric home freezer and demonstrations from the stage will highlight suggestions on how to prepare tasty meals and stretch food dollars through proper use of the appliances Mother and Son Are Graduating Missoula A mother and son Mrs Lucille Bulman and Donald Bulman will receive degrees at Montana State universitys summer session graduation ceremonies Aug 21 Mrs Bulman will receive her degree in sociology and anthropology and her son will graduate in education Both are graduates of Havre high school Mrs Bulman wife of Tom Bulman 630 15th street Havre district maintenance foreman for the state highway department has been teaching school in the Havre area almost 25 years She served one and one-half years as county superintendent of schools At the present time her work deals with remedial and special teaching associated with the Havre schools i Donald Bulman has been attending the university since the fall quarter of 1950 arid has attended school at Northern Montana college in Havre He plans to teach science Jjj Montana high school RUSSELLS ART Fund 'To Buy Mackay Collection Still Lacks $8000 Says State Historical Society The Malcom Mackay collection of Charles Russell art appraised at not less than $350000 and being displayed in the lobby of the Northern hotel in Billings is offered to the people of Montana for $50000 about one-seventh of its appraised value so that some of the Montana artists best specimens may remain in the state whre he spent the greater part of his life Ross Toole director of the historical Society of Montana Helena has just announced that the $50000 fund being raised by contributions is still short $8000 By means of an essay contest open to all Montanans Toole and others interested in retaining the art collection in the state hope to raise an appreciable amount of the remaining $8000 The essays of not more than 250 words each are to be on Why Montana Must Acquire the Mackay Collection accompanied in each instance by a contribution of The prize is a free round-trip flight for two plus two or three days in Los Angeles through the courtesy of Western Airlines Judges for the contest will be Very Reverend Kavanagh president of Carroll college Genevieve Squires deputy superintendent of schools and Norman Winestine chairman of the board of the Historical Society of Montana Contestants may enter as many essays as they wish provided each entry is accompanied by a $2 cdn- tribution to the Russell fund Commented Toole The opportunity to acquire the Mackay collection for a fraction of its value will never be duplicated it is our last chance We hope Montanans will recognize the fact- Russell Essay -Contest Rules 1 In 250 dr less words write an essay telling why you think the Malcolm Mackay collection of Russells ought to remain in Montana This collection presently hanging in the lobby of the Northern hotel in Billings has been offered to the state for $50000 It is worth approximately $350000 2 Any resident of Montana is eligible to enter the contest Each entry must be accompanied by a $2 donation to the Russell fund You may enter more than one essay if you wish but each entry must be accompanied by $2 3 Print your name and address very clearly on the title page of your essay 4 Send your essay to Essay Contest Historical Society of Montana State Capitol Helena Mont 5 Your essay will be judged on the basis of sincerity clarity of expression and originality The essays become the property of the Historical Society of Montana and will not be returned 6 All entries must be postmarked prior to Nov 15 1952 No essay will be accepted after that date 7- The prize is two round trip tickets to Los Angeles and return from any place in Montana The prize includes two or three free days in Los Angeles with guided tours if desired ROBERTS PBOBOTED TO 0SMCGMII Headquarters of the Thirteenth marine corps reserve district Seattle has announced that First Lt Pierre Roberts of Laurel was promoted July 13 at Seattle to captain in the marine corps reserve He is athletic coach at Laurel high school He served overseas from May 1945 to October 1945 and was awarded the Air medal for participation against Japanese forces in the Pacific He graduated from Montana State university Missoula in 1943 with a degree in physical education At the university during his school time he played varsity football and baseball on university teams He was born in Scranton Pa His mother Mrs Roberts resides in Missoula He is a member of the American Legion Captain and Mrs Roberts reside at 115 Fifth avenue Laurel Old-Timers Meet Great Falls Cashcade county old-timers met here Saturday' Funeral Services Set For Thursday Afternoon At Church Of Nazarene Funeral services for Charles Wesley Moorman 75 will be conducted in the Church of the Nazarene at 2 Thursday Rev Harold Tannehill will officiate assisted by Rev Wilber Rodgers who is pastor of the Laurel Church of the Nazarene Moorman who has operated a farm in the Laurel vicinity 26 years died in his home at 5:30 Sunday following an illness of three months duration He was born in South English Iowa Nov 9 1877 a son of Mr and Mrs James Moorman In 1900 he-married Zoe Cissna at Sigourney Iowa Survivors other than the wjdow are five sons Moorman of Davenport Iowa Ray Moorman Wilmer Moorman and James Guy Moorman all of Santa Monica Cal and Everett Moorman of Laurel four daughters Mrs Mary Richardson of Cedar Rapids Iowa Mrs Lura Reynolds and Mrs Bessie Edgmond of Laurel and Mrs Ruby Porter of Paradise 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren The body is at the Laurel Funeral home i FOR GOP SESSION Helena Aug 20 Sen Zales Ecton will keynote the Montana Republican platform con SEN ZALES ECTON vention here Aug 25 and 26 one of the several nationally-known speakers who will talk to party delegates Announcement of Senator Ec-tons selection as keynote speaker came from the Republican state chairman George Gosman of Dillon who termed Ecton one of the greatest lawmakers Montana people ever have sent to the United States senate to represent them His committee memberships- alone have been worth many thousands of dollars to the voters of his home state through the wise decisions he has made affecting Montana and its development Senator Ecton is scheduled to speak Monday afternoon Aug 25 Sen William Knowland of California will speak at the banquet in the evening of the same day School Opening TuesdaySept 2 Registration for the coming term at Laurel high school will open next week according to A West principal Students may enroll for the term in room 102 at the high school between 10 a and 12 noon and 1 and 3 Aug 26 and 27 West urged that students enroll early in order to assure getting off to a good start for the year and to get the best possible class schedule Supt Fred Graff has announced that the Laurel public school in all departments will open for the 1952-53 year on Tuesday morning Sept 2 at 9 a Buses will operate on this opening date-and will make the same runs as at the close of the last season Montanan Made General Missoula A native of Missoula Claude McQuarrie has been advanced from colonel to brigadier general of the army 'X JPM00RE71DIES OF LONG ILLNESS Retired Roundhouse Foreman Came To Laurel In 1917 Death Wednesday James Preston Moore 71-year-old retired roundhouse foreman for the Northern Pacific died at 1:12 a Wednesday He had been ill a year and had been in and out of hospitals in Billings and Glendive during that time Death came at his home at 513 First avenue He was bom in Manassas Va Jan 27 1881 the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Mayhugh He received hir education in Virginia arid served a machinist apprenticeship there He was married at Monett Mo to Miss Nellie Hollowell in June 1908 They came to Livingston in 1913 when Mr Moore first was employed by the Northern Pacific In 1917 they moved to Laurel Mrs Moore died in March 1938 Mr Moore was married in Billings April 10 1939 to Miss Cecilia McNellis who survives him Due to failing health Mr Moore retired as foreman of the Northern Pacific roundhouse Jan 1 1947 He was a member of Livingston lodge A A Eastern Montana Consistory at Livingston and A1 Bedoo Shrine temple in Billings He was also a member of Orient chapter No 6 Order of Eastern Star at Livingston and was honorary member of the Laurel Rotary club Besides the widow other survivors are two sisters Mrs Marian Morris of Manassas Va and Mrs Nellie Hick of Monroe Va and two brothers Walter Mayhugh of Monroe and Oliver Mayhugh of Dickinson The body is at Settergrens funeral home in Billings Funeral plans include services at the Laurel Methodist church with the Rev Spellman officiating Occidents oldest employee in this part of the country is Daniel Olsen of Grand Forks He has a record of 47 years of continuous service with the company starting in Valley City and transferring to Grand Forks in 1920 Occident today is in almost 200 different communities throughout Montana and North Dakota providing a wide variety of services and facilities to farmers There are Occident mills elevators commercial feed and seed plants lumber yards bulk oil and coal yards i Through 143 country elevators in the heart of the hard spring wheat belt Occident serves the farmers of this area by providing a convenient and constantly active cash market where they can bring not only wheat but other grains for sale or storage Such Occident products as feeds seeds and packaged cake cookie pie and roll mixes are widely sold and Occident flour is sold in most of the 48 states and throughout Central and South America More Arthritis Mines Boulder Three more arthritis mines have been opened in this area: the old Highore tunnel in Highore gulch said to have a heavy concentration of radon gas the Helper mine across the river from Basin and another mine which a large sign advertises as The Famous Sunshine Uranium Deposits Missoula In its quarterly review of business conditions Montana business published by the bureau of business and ecomonic research at Montana State university discusses twro outstanding features of the Montana economy at midyear the high rate of non-agricultural employment and the prospects for smaller crops and reduced agriculture income in eastern Montana The June figure of 157900 non- TRUCK ROADEOIKIE SUE 24 in CHUB Montanas annual Truck Roadeo will be held Aug 24 at Billings with truck drivers from various parts of the state competing in the one-day final event Roadeo officials announced that this year for the first time the preliminary events are being eliminated In previous years elimination events have been held both at Great Falls and at Billings prior to the final contests Winners in the final will bq eligible to compete in a national truck roadeo to be held later this fall in the east Winners in the state meet will be determined in three divisions straight truck truck and semi-trailer and truck and full trailers Of these three an over-all roadeo winner will be named He will be the man who racks up the highest number of total points regardless of the division in which he may be entered Points are aivarded for driving skill on the obstacle driving course and upon written examinations dealing with safety first aid and general trucking knowledge The roadeo is sponsored annually by the Montana Transport association as a feature of its highway safety program General chairmen in charge of arrangements are Claire Robinson of Billings and Reardon of Great Falls SUIIT III UH Harold Lonne about 54 years old former Laurel resident was killed early Sunday when his pickup truck plunged into Salmon lake northeast of Missoula Although the accident was unexplained Coroner Ralph Simmons said there would be no inquest Lonne was employed bythe Powell Construction company of Great Falls on a road surfacing project His truck left the road on a curve on the road leading from Missoula to Seeley lake He was bom in North Dakota the son of the Rev and Mrs Jens Lonne He came with his parents to Laurel where he attended school Survivors include his wife Eleanor and two children of Great Falls where they have lived for about five years his mother Mrs Ida Lonne is a patient at a nursing home in Billings A brother George Lonne is proprietor of the Midland bowling alleys in Billings There are two sisters Miss Ruth Lonnie of Minneapolis and Mrs Catherine Hanson whose address was unavailable from Laurel friends Funeral service art scheduled for Grsat Falls Russell-Miller Celebrating 70th Year At Its First Mill In Region Minneapolis Aug 20 Russell-Millers big family birthday party marking the seventieth anniversary of the companys beginning in this area will be held next Tuesday in Valley City site of the firms first mill North Dakotas Gov Norman Erunsdale will come from Bismarck to headline the program honoring the areas oldest milling concern now the fourth largest in the United State Russell-Miller has been milling its Occident flour since 1882 first at Valley City alone and now at Billings Sidney Mandan Minot and Grand Forks In this area as well In addition the company has mills in Minnesota New York Illinois and Texas Mayor Jackson Orville Barber president of the Chamber of Commerce and Dean McConn president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will head a group of Valley City officials who will attend the dinner Leslie Miller president and son of Arthur Miller and grandson John Russell the companys two co-founders will come from the firms home office in Minneapolis for the celebration along witty several other officials Thirty employees all of whom have been with Occident more than 35 years will come fron 11 different cities and towns in Montana and North Dakota to be guests of honor at the dinner XL.

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