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POPLAR VOTE HEAVIEST IN MANY YEARS 4-H Club Leaders of Three Counties mayor nass is The Poplar Standard reelected by 'Voice of The Oil City" Vol. 46 No. 24 Poplar. Roosevelt County, Montana, Friday, April 8. 1955 Hospital Carnival Plans Completed; April 16 Big Day Pictured above are 4-H leaders of Roosevelt, Valley and McCone atte The annual Hospital Carnival is . scheduled this year for April 16. , which is only one week away. ; Plans for the many entertainment features of the event are nearly complete. One of the big events of the evening this year will be the crowning of the Carnival Queen. The crowning ceremony will be held on the armory stage, and the actual crowning will be a much more impressive part of the program than in the past. The queen candidates are chosen by the high school classes at Poplar high school, with one entry from each class. The choosing of the queen will be <lone by ballot the night of the carnival. Voting will be by number and this number will appear on the picture of the candidate at the voting booth on the carnival midway. Queen candidates, whose pictures appear elsewhere on this page are Sharon Hansen, senior; Tryvian Steele, junior: Vera Nor-gaard. sophomore; and Maureen Dunn, freshman. Another eve.it that attracts considerable attention at each can-nival is the time when the $175 in silver dollars is given *way to attendants at the carnival. The gift will be divided three ways with $100 for first. $50 for second and $25 for third. The Hospital Guild. Woman's club and many individual men and women will spend long hours next week setting up the midway and the booths for the many entertainment features. Many Committees Give Reports To Legion Auxiliary Th* r-c.lr.r mw'ii� of the A--<"-irao I.e"�ion Auxil arv ws held Mnndiv evenin" An'il 4 nt the legion hall with President Ella Zimmerman nresidino. There were 18 answering roll call. M-�. Ja��>es Helmer renortod that Jo Fllen Creen and l-avina Guertin had been chosen for girls State Miss Green is the delegate and Miss Guertin alternate. She also reported that an Easter box would Y** sent to the adopted boy in Miles Citv. Mrs. Dana McGowan renorted the National Security Bill had been taken out of the hands of the Legion. The Armed Services Committee is forming a new bill with no draft clause. Newsoapers will carry information on the disposition of the legislation. The Seal Sale chairman reported the final effort would be made Saturday when the 4-H girls sell Easter Lilies. Several bills wore rctjd and payment approved. Most of these were for work in the kitchen. The quarterly report was also read and members were urged to select delegates for the spring covention April 30 in Hinsdale. The delegates will be elected at the meeting April 18. History and scrapbook chairmen were asked to bring their books for display at the next meeting. This is in preparation for the district meeting. The program on child welfare was presented by Mrs. James Hel-mer. She presented Jean Frerich. Jean Lindquist and Sharon Kingery with musical numbers. Rev. Kenneth Lehman gave a talk on Child and Community Welfare. Mrs. Allen Saboe and Mrs. Lou Street will be hostesses at the April 18 meeting. The program will be on Pan America. Petroleum Industry F astest-Growing Total value of minerals produced in Montana in 1954 is estimated at lightly over SI25 million, and, although this represents a 5.5 per cent decline from 1953. it still is among the highest in the states history, according to an article in the March issue of Montana Business, published by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at Montana State University. The article, which discusses production by Montana's mineral industries last year, is based on data from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology and the U. S. Bureau of Mines. Fastest-growing of Montana's mineral industries is petroleum. Output in 1954. estimated at about 15 million barrels, was ?C per cent higher than in 1953 and 85 per cen-above 1950. Value of petroleum production is set at $33 million, second only to copper among the major minerals. Over h3lf the 1954 oroduction came from four fields: Poplar, in the Williston Basin, Cut Bank. Elk Basin, and Kevin-Sunburst. soil, water research to be increased Soil and Water Conservation Research will be stepped up in Northeastern Montana beginning this year, according to Oscar Hippe, Chairman of the Northeast Montana Soil and Water Conservation Research Committee. Decisions for this year's conservation research projects were made at a meeting last week of the committee together with ARS, SCS. Experiment Sta'ion and Extension Service personnel. Glenn Hartman. Superintendent of the Branch Station at Sidney, has been in charge of the work and will continue to cooperate closely with ARS. $15.000 have been apDropria'ed to the Federal Agricultural Research Service for this type of wofk in Northeastern Montana this year. Dr. Jim Powers, stationed at the Branch Experiment Station at Sidney, will be in charge of the work. His assistant, Gilbert Shu-maker, will be stationed at Cul-bertson. at least during the growing season. Leon Alberts of Cul-bertson. wil help as usual with the spring work at the Moen Demonstration Farm. Farm field trials and observation of erosion and beneficial conservation practices wil also be an important part of the program this year, according to Powers. Among other things, plans are being laid to have at least 10 fertilizer trial plots on farms in Roosevelt. Valley. Richland. Sheridan and Daniels Cuonties. The Soil and Water Conservation Research Committee is headed by the Soil Conservation District Supervisors from the various Northeast Montana Counties. Present at the meeting last week were Oscar Hippe. Chairman from Froid; Sam Aasheim. Reserve; Paul Berger, Whitetail; Sterling Swigart of Sidney; Paul Krantz. ARS from Huntley; Gordon Holte. Area Conservationist from Glasgow; Paul Butkay and Ty Burnett, SCS Technicians from Culbertson; and the County Agents from the four counties were also present. at the annual Leaders Training held in Wolf Point on Friday, April 1. Attendance from Valley county was limited because of the bridge washout. First row, left to right: Mrs. Dan Schumacher, Mrs. Melvin Ferdina, Mrs. Gene McCracken, Mrs. Herb Brown. Mrs. A. Hibl. Lloyd Miller, Iva L. Holladay and Homer L. Carter. Second row: Mrs. Einar Kold-en, Mrs. Herbert Houg, Mrs. Kenneth Sethre, Mrs. Robert W. Clark. County Agent Don Hunter, Lora Hityard. Esther Rudland, and Wilma Dillon. Third row: Gloria Busse, Mrs. Melvin Strand. Mrs. Louis Garfield, Herb Brown, Palmer Strand, Barbara Schumacher, and Maud R. Sharer. Fourth row: Mrs. Chuck Owens, J. B. Johnson, Mrs. Bob Toavs, Mrs. Earl Rensvold, Bob Roush, Kenneth Lauridsen, John Ediger, and Mrs. John Ediger. Fifth row: Dan Schumacher, Mrs. Jerry Portra, Mrs. Lena E. Hansen. Ruth Tousley, Art Shaw. Ed Bach, Karl G. Parker, and John A. Toavs. Sixth row, upper left: William Whitmus and Mrs. Russell Alisch. Record Vote Puts Clark, Zimmerman On School Board Fred Clark was re-elected to the school board of trustees and Allen I Buster i Zimmerman was named to the board for his first term as voters of the Poplar school district. No. 9. turned out in near record numbers Saturday. A total of 513 voters went to the polls. a number which has not been exceeded since the thirties. Zimmerman polled the largest vote with a total of 261. while Mr. Clark was returned to the board with a total of 248 ballots. In addition to the five candidates whose names appeared on the ballot. Vern Adams polled 74 write-in votes. Voting was as follows in the three polling places. Poplar school gym Mineral Bench School and Biem School: P MB B Tot. 234 11 3 248 246 13 2 261 124 4 0 128 1?4 8 0 132 Clark .......... Zimmerman Street .......... Anketell Buckles ..... Adams ....... ....... 78 2 2 82 29 0 45 74 When the new board organizes it will be composed of Fred Clark. Allen Zimmerman. Don Lawson. Walter Bridges and George Killen-beck. The only out-going board member. Mrs. M. G. Baker, was not a candidate for re-election. voting places for fort peck election set The Fort Peck Tribal election will be held next Friday. April 15, at which time a new executive board, chairman and vice chairman will be elected. The many candidates for these offices have been actively campaigning through personal contacts and other means. The election this year takes on special importance, because of the many activities the board has coming before it. Results of the election, too. are very important to the Indian people, since it is the executive board which conducts the tribes' business ami sets most of the tribal policy. Polling places for the election will be held at the community hall in the Fort Kipp district: Riverside will vote at the Brockton school; the Poplar district will vote at the tribal council chambers; in Wolf Point the former sub-agency building will be the polling place; the Oswego district votes at the community hall and in Frazer. voters will go to the high school building. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bakken and son and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lack-man spent the weekend in Billings. Plans Announced for State Conference Of ASC April 12-13 Plans for a state-wide conference of county Agricultural Stabilization and conservation officials ir. Great Falls on April 12 and 13 have been announced by Leo S. Kolstad. State ASC Administrative officer. Invitations have been extended to ASC County committeemen, including County Extension agents who are ex-officio ASC committee members and their wives. ASC county office managers and their wives or husband, and the heads of other USDA agencies in the state. A convention banquet will be held Tuesday night at the Rainbow Hotel. Entertainment being planned for ladies who attend the conference includes a luncheon and style show. All conference sessions will be held in the Civic Center banquet room with the first one beginning at 10 a.m. on April li The following men will attend the meeting from Roosevelt County. Emil J. Jaumotte. County Office Manager; Walter R. Scott, County committee Chairman; John D. Nesbit. and Albert Thomas, County committeemen. muddy roads, bridge lack slows workers Mud and lack of bridges on upper Poplar creek slowed action in the oil field this week. The Murphy Co. having completed No. 54 last week, is between holes as the Zach Brooks Drilling Co. is engaged in rigging up on the location for No. 56. Located SW NE 30-29N-51E. The Wilcox Oil Co. will drill a well north of Brockton on land leased from the Roosevelt Mid-County Oil Co. of Poplar. Wagner Drilling Co. will do the drilling on the site located SW SW 13-29N-52E. The location is on land owned by Bill Krall. The California Co. is still drilling ahead in its No. 1 Elizabeth Grimm and are past 8100 feet. This operation has not given any production indications since the apparent discovery in the C zone of the Charles. Deep Rock is reported making hole in its No. 1 Tribal well SW NW SW 8-29N-51E but it is too early to expect any tests or reports on possible oil finds. poplar river breakup comes without flood The breakup of the Ice on Poplar river, which is always looked forward to with mixed pleasure and apprehension, took place late last week in orderly fashion with very little flooding. The river was running full of ice Thursday, and minor jams near the mouth caused some minor flooding which pushed huge cakes of ice up onto the banks. By Friday the river was still running nearly full, but the stream was almost entirely free of ice. On the north road out of Poplar through the river valley the water went over the road in several places for a short time and in at least one place the water was still over the road Friday evening. South of town the water was over the road in several places up to early Friday morning, but the water had receded by Friday evening. At one point, however, motorists had to wind their way between large cakes of ice left on the rop.d by ifie overflow Thursday. The river backed up and flooded some low ground west of Poplar on the north side of Highway 2, but most of this was in pasture land. So far as could be learned no families were forced from their homes this spring and damage to roads and property were at a minimum from the spring breakup flood. two-day music festival only two weeks off The two-day music festival in Poplar April 22 and 23 will really be filled with music according to the entries received up to Tuesday evening by Joe Eve, host musical director. Indications are that more than 60 instrumental numbers, including solos, trios, and small groups will be on hand Friday and in addition there will be 30 vocal numbers including solos and small groups. Five students have entered piano numbers. Saturday, which is the big day as far as the spectators are concerned, will have 12 chorus groups and J bands taking part. A feature of the day will be the big parade of bands which will be held if the weather permits. During Saturday there will also be rehearsals of the massed band and chorus. In the evening will be the big festival concert. The massed band and chorus will present several numbers and in addition the top vocal and instrumental numbers from Friday will appear at the festival concert. Schools in District 12 include Wolf Point. Scobey. Ophiem. Peerless. Nashua. Glasgow, Saco. Hinsdale. Malta. Lustre. Frazer and Poplar, the host school. The committee expects the entry list and visiting parents and teachers from these schools to swell the list of Poplar visitors Saturday to well above the 1.000 mark if weather Is Week's Weather March 31 April 1 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 April 6 Max 56 Min 29 29 31 39 32 30 23 Prec, .00 .00 .00 .06 .32 .00 .00 CALENDAR � of � Coming Events April 8�Saddle Club meeting. A gency Club room. 8 o'clock Cantata "Soni' of Easter" Presbyterian Chur:h. 8 o'clock April 9�Lily Tag Day. Easter Seals Committee April 10�Easter Sunday April 11�Legion. 8 o'clock April 13�Operetta. High School Gym. 8 o'clock R.N.A. 8 o'clock April 14�Dorcas Circle W.M.F. St. John's Lutheran church Circle Program of Southern Baptists, Mrs. Imogene Dowden's home April 15�O.E.S. 8 o'clock April 19�Lions Ladies night, honoring District Governor April 20�Special O.E.S. initiation. Friendship Night State Line Club Raided Monday by County Officials County Ministers Visit Club, Set Raid In Motion An organized raid of the Stat* Line Club about 1:30 a.m. Monday. April 4. resulted in the confiscation of six slot machines, two blackjack tables, and one dice table. Law officials making the raid were Roosevelt County Attorney John Bayuk. Under-sheriff Frank Delger. and Deputy Sheriff Reed Gwinn. Other principals involved in planning the pre-planned raid and present at the time were Rev. Kenneth Lehman. Rev. Allen Erickson. Rev. James Henrikson, and Dr. James Harnsberger. all of Poplar. Money in the machines has not been counted but the total sum will automatically go to the Poor Fund. A warrant for the arrest of Emil Christianson. proprietor of the club, has been issued with Rev. Lehman as complainant. County Attorney Bayuk will seek to indict Christianson on the charge of "possession of gambling equipment and apparatus" and Christianson is expected to appear before Justice of the Peace Nels Lund on that charge. Maximum fin< in justice court on the specified charge is $500. After observations at the State Line Club late Sunday evening, one of the four men traveled into Balnville, eight miles west of the club, and called Bayuk who in turn called Delger. Equipment taken from the club was transported to the county jail at Wolf Point under the supervision of Delger, arriving in the city about 7 a.m. Spokesman of the group of Poplar citizens. Rev. Henrikson stated "We have a reason to believe that a substantial majority of the people are in favor of law and order; and we are trying to give those people the courage to stand out against law violation. No one wants syndicated crime to have a major voice in government." Delivery of the warrant is indefinite since the proprietors reside in Williston. poplar lions plan ladies' night event The Poplar Lions Club met in regular weekly session :.i tfie Bushaw Cafe Tuesday evening. The club voted to send $25 to help meet this district's share of the cost of sending the Great Falls band to Atlantic City to represent this district. $5.00 was also voted for the Cancer Fund. Some additional reports on the progress being made by the committee on garbage collection were presented. Calvin Ike of Williston. a recent visitor at a Lions meeting, donate-! S10 to start a swimming pool fund Several other Lions also expressed a willingness to donate to get such a fund rolling. A detailed report on the coming Lions Club lady's night honoring the district governor were presented. The date is April 19 with a cocktail hour from 5 to 7 and dinner will be served between 7 and 7:30. The dinner menu will be topped by fried chicken, shrimp cocktail, salad and all the trimmings. The event will be an invitation affair, and each Lion member will be assessed $5 per ticket. Music will be furnished during the dinner hour and for an evening of dancing. Dress will be informal. big majority Mayor J. M. Nass was re-elected at the Poplar city election Monday which saw. inspite of the bad weather, one of the heaviest turnouts at the polls recorded in recent years. There were 259 votes cast for mayor, representing more than 60 percent of the registered voters. In the past few years only slightly more than 20 percent of the electors went to the polls. Interest which had been high before election continued even after the votes were counted since Sig Thompson, one of the successful candidates for alderman in the first ward, was reported Tuesday as being unable to qualify for the office to which he was elected. Other successful candidates in Monday's election were: Otis Dahl and Robe''. Voorhecs. second ward aldermei.. and Chris Gorder and Sig Thompson, first ward alderman. Mrs. Bernice Hansen was re-elected treasurer and I. L. Ramstad was re-elected police magistrate without opposition. Voting by wards� Mnvor� 1st 2nd Tot. J. M. Nass ................ 121 101 222 Al Werner 33 15 37 Alderman (2 elected* Chris Gorder ........ 116 women's camp registrations being accepted Registrations are now being accepted for the 17th Flathead Woman's Camp on Flathead Lake near Rollins June 26 to 29. Lillian Tubb, Flathead county home demonstration agent announces. The vacation camp, sponsored by the Flathead County Home Demonstration Council, places special emphasis on handicraft work. In addition, special programs have been planned for the evening sessions. A campfire ceremonial honoring Sa-cajawea on susquicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the Northwest will highlight the final evening session. Crafts scheduled for the camp are: wood carving by Iva Holla-day of Glasgow; leather stamping by Clementine Sittel of Hardin; water color painting by Mrs. Ed Palm of Pleasant Valley; metal enameling by Mrs. Pete Cornell of Kalispell; and Swedish weaving by Lura Penwell of Dillon. Christmas projects pointing up other handicraft arts will be demonstrated at the twice daily coffee parties. Mrs. A. P. Kruger of Lakeside will teach glo-candles; Mrs. Fred Schmauch of Kalispell will demonstrate the construction of candle holders; Viola Johnson of Kalispell will instruct in her specialty of glittering porcupines; and Mrs. Harry Sterner of Kalispell is scheduled to give unusual ideas for making Christmas socks. According to M.ss Tubb, comfortable accommodations in cabins are plentiful and excellent meals are a camp tradition. Registrations should be sent to Miss Tubb, Flathead County Extension Office. Box 337. Kalispell, and $6.00 of the $12.50 camping fee must accompany registration letters. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy McLaren. St. Paul. April 2. a daughter. Mrs. McLaren is the former Delores Frerich. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Frerich. Spokane and Popiar. mrs. cole to head poplar women's club The Poplar Women's Club met at the hom� of Mrs. Norman Paulson Tuesday evening. April 5. with Mrs. Floyd O'Brien as assisting hostess. The "Little Theatre Night" program presented by Mrs. C. R. Nelson and Mrs. Fred Clark was a "History of Club Women" featuring episodes from pre-historic to modern times. It was a most interesting skit, but they didn't report who wrote it. The cast included Mrs. Fred Clark. Mrs. Martin Zol-lar. Mrs. Richard Osweiler. Mrs. M. G. Baker. Miss Lavina Guertin and Miss Judy Bennett besides the narrator. Mrs. C. R. Nelson. The officers elected for the year '55-'56 are: president. Mrs. Don Cole; vice-president. Mrs. Sig Thompson; second vice-president, Mrs. Martin Zollar; secretary, Mrs. Olaf Hagen and treasurer, Mrs. John Taflan. The Convention delegates chosen were Mr.s Robert Clark, Mrs. Don Cole. Mrs. Sig Thompson and Mrs. Peder Moe. The alternates: Mrs. Martin Zollar and Mrs. C. R. Nelson. New Girl Scout Council members named were Mrs. Robert Clark. Mrs. Richard Osweiler and Mrs. Norman Paulson. Mrs. George Killenbeck reported that the amount of $205.00 had been sent into her so far on the Cancer Drive. 68 68 68 68 58 58 23 23 108 232 98 208 Sig Thompson ........ 82 Al Knudson ........... 68 Lyle Phctteplace .... 7 Alderman <2 elected) Otis Dahl Robert Voorhees Marvin Wambach . Arthur Mohr....... Mrs. Bernice Hanson 124 I. L. Ramsted ............ 108 City Attorney Donald Cole explained to The Poplar Standard some of the legal points surrounding the election of an alderman, who according to interpretation of the law. is not qualified to take office. The qualifications of an alderman are set up in the state law which says he must be a taxpaying freeholder in the citv and a resident of the ward electing him for at least one year preceeding such election. These qualifications are for taking office and not to b* placed on the ballot. The city clerk after receiving a nominating petition that is proper in all respects must place that man's name on the ballot. There is no law in Montana which requires review of a candidate's qualifications prior to election. The city council is the sola judge of a member's qualifications, and if elected the council must issue the candidate a certificate of election. If such candidate doea not or cannot qualify within 10 days after receiving his notice of election or prior to the first Monday in May it will create a vacancy in the council, which the council may fill by appointment. The Poplar City Council will meet Monday evening. April '1. as a canvassing board at which time the results of the election will be officially declared. START BUILDING FOR NEW BUISNESS FIRM Ground was broken Wednesday for a new Poplar business establishment. The new building, being built by Francis Dauphine. will house a meat market and frozen food store. The structure will tic 20 x 32 feet and is located between the Vocller barber shop and the Buck Horn bar. The operating manager of the new store will be Jim Walter. He told The Standard they expect to complete the building and be open for business sometime in May. Urge Return of Assessment Sheets Taxpayers of Roosevelt county who have not yet filled out and returned their assessment sheets are urged to do so as toon as possible. Cooperation of all taxpayers on this matter will be of great assistance to the county assessor's office. Girls' State Delegates Ellen Greene (left) was chosen to represent Poplar at Gir't' State during the summer of 1955. Alternate delegate is Lavina Guertin. The Delegates are sponsored by the Poplar Am- erican Legion Auxiliary. Miss Greene is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Greene and Mist Guertin is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Guertin.
POPLAR VOTE HEAVIEST IN MANY YEARS
4-H Club Leaders of Three Counties
mayor nass is
The Poplar Standard reelected by
'Voice of The Oil City"
Vol. 46 No. 24
Poplar. Roosevelt County, Montana, Friday, April 8. 1955
Hospital Carnival Plans Completed; April 16 Big Day
Pictured above are 4-H leaders of Roosevelt, Valley and McCone
The annual Hospital Carnival is . scheduled this year for April 16. , which is only one week away. ; Plans for the many entertainment features of the event are nearly complete.
One of the big events of the evening this year will be the crowning of the Carnival Queen. The crowning ceremony will be held on the armory stage, and the actual crowning will be a much more impressive part of the program than in the past.
The queen candidates are chosen by the high school classes at Poplar high school, with one entry from each class. The choosing of the queen will be
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