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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1969, Billings, Montana Snow Cloudy with some snow through Wednesday Low tonight 18 high Wednesday 30 two probability 70 per cent Wednesday THE BILLINGS GAZETTE HOME EDITION 283 Billings Montana Tuesday Evening February lOc Senate By JOHN KAMPS WASHINGTON AP dent Nixon's first judicial of Rep James F Battin to be U.S District Judge in throng the Senate today The Senate confirmed the nomination the Montana Re- publican less than two hours rms Baffin ter a Senate Judiciary approved the ment A special election will be held to select his successor In the House President Nixon Battin for the position being April 1 by retiring Judge William Jameson Billings Battin 44 won a fifth term as eastern district congressman in the November 1968 general election He was Montana's only Republican congressional A native of Wichita Kan tin moved to Montana with his family in November 1929 He practiced law in ton and in Montana after graduating from Eastern tana College Billings and George Washington University in the nation's capital Battin also served as deputy county attorney and city ney before being elected to the Montana House of tives in 1959 and then to the con- gressional post In the U.S House Battin has been a member of several key committees including the Ways and Means Committee during this session Battin is married to the for- mer Barbara Choate and they have three children including two sons Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and Sen Hugh Scott of nia praised Battin in brief ate speeches Both Mansfield and Sen Lee Metcalf of Montana appeared before the committee to mend approval of their col- appointment as U S District Judge for eastern tana Mansfield who said he had Continued on Page 5 New Snow Hits State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Much of Montana was ed with new snow Tuesday as a storm center in the ern corner of the state spread across the Treasure State Amounts averaged about an inch or less closing some roads in the Glendive and Wolf Point areas Other roads were packed and icy conditions were reported in sheltered areas at low elevations Temperatures however were in the 20s out much of Montana and little change forecast for Wednesday Winds limited visibility in Bozeman and Miles City areas while fog covered the Red Lodge Bridger and Billings tions Montana 511 and 256 were closed near Wolf Point while Montana 5 was confined to one- way traffic through drifted areas That road had been closed for a time from wood to Westby Montana 7 also was limited to one-way traffic from Wibaux through Baker to Ekalaka Limited visibility also was re- ported on U.S 2 and Montana 13 the Wolf Point division of the Montana Highway Department Heavy fog in the Harlowton Ryegate Roundup Grass Range and Winnett areas limited to 500 feet Chain requirements were in fect for towing units on mountain passes and the north slope of the Hudson Bay Divide Havre Snow was expected to de- crease Wednesday with a slight wanning trend due Thursday Hoping for Land Persons gather in Yellowstone County commissioners office in Billings There were 10 pieces of property for sale ranging in value from to Tuesday hoping to purchase land which has reverted to the staff photo Nixon Gives Common Market Support Snow Coming Snow will whiten if not brighten the winter Tuesday and Wednesday Moisture aloft is spreading over Montana from the California storm and a Pacific front is moving into the south Snow developed rapidly over the mountains and is to spread eastward across northern Montana Heavy snow began falling in BME and Helena Tuesday morning Temperatures will remain about the in the say weather bureau officials LONDON AP President Nixon renewed to Britain today a pledge that the United States supports the concept of an en- Common Market ing Britain within a unified Eu- rope Then with business aside the President lunched with Queen Elizabeth II broke of his tight security to shake hands with Londoners and became the first U.S president to attend a session of the Mother of ments This live side of Nixon the delighted the Londoners and dismayed his battery of bodyguards The security men were worried when the dent after lunching with the queen at Buckingham Palace ordered his car stopped at the exit gates and leaped out into a crowd of about 300 shaking hands right and left White House men ly pushed through to surround the grinning President The palace incident strayed completely off the hard and fast program laid out for his crash visit to London as part of an eight-day tour of Europe So did his later call at the House of Commons an im- visit after he laid a at the tomb of Britain's Unknown Warrior in ster Abbey across the street He sat as a spectator for about 15 minutes in ignored Under House rules even a visitor so eminent cannot be recognized from the floor U.S Embassy in venor Square scene of violent anti-American riots in the past Nixon spent about 20 minutes giving a sort of pep talk to the assembled staff When he emerged there were several hundred spectators mostly in the same cheerful and friendly mood the President had been exhibiting all day One tle handful of shouted Viet Cong and on go home But they were somewhat drowned out by the cheers roar of his motorcycle escort revving up their engines Nixon shook some more hands By now the President was so eager for public contact that he went even further when he ar- rived at Hotel for a brief rest and a meeting with selected Britons from various walks of of his car at the main entrance and strode across the street to shake hands with idly curious Most of them were obviously and rather flattered at the attention But there were some cries of Victory for the National ation Front From somewhere in the crowd demonstrators threw mi- war pamphlets at the President They fell harmlessly at his feet or on the shoulders of the rity guards surrounding him Nixon paid no attention at all and still gay wandered back to his hotel Earlier in the day he met Prime Minister Harold Wilson for almost three hours at No 10 Downing St and pleased the British government leaders mightily by assuring American backing for their bid to join the Common Market Ranging through the additional topics of the North Atlantic Treaty and East-West de- tente the President told the British just about everything they wanted to hear Nixon's position was made known by his spokesman ald L Ziegler Vitals Weather Obits 5 Comics Ann Landers 7 Markets Dr Thosteson 5 Sports Horoscope 5 Classified Wilson Still ws BRAGG ABOUT ANDORRA Police Lt Richard T Wilson former police chief still draws full pay even though he has been relieved of duties with the lings Police Department City Attorney James Reno said day The law has no time element for any further action involving Wilson as long as he draws his pay Reno said At this time the only thing that has happened is that Wilson A Teeny Tiny Job By ADDISON BRAGG Gazette Staff Writer Being a foreign agent has its compensations I suppose but if I had do all over again I might pick some other country than Andorra There's an example right there Every time I get around to trying to impress people with the fact that the Department of Justice has me on their list as representing a foreign power namely Andorra someone always Where's By the time I've explained I'm the official delegate of a country about the size of county with a tion of less than interest begins to lag notably ITS BETWEEN France and I say in the If there's anyone left listening to me by this time his look is one of curiosity But chances are they've left the Andorran delegate for Jack Schiltz honorary French consul in Billings or Pete Moe his Norwegian counterpart They can always start picking on Jack about DeGaulle Or they can always get an ar- gument out of Pete about whether the Norwegians LY discovered Vinland EVERY NOW and then I have occasion to send a friend who's looking for comers of Europe to visit to Andorra Great I tell them Main industry smuggling Newest industry tourism If by chance they visit the cap- ital city Andorra la Vella Pop I tell them drop by the Syndicat Say hello to the president for I told Pat and Laura Con- nolly people now on a tour of the nent when I heard they'd be in the vicinity A postcard Monday informed accomplished part of the mission THE GIRL IN the Syndicat knew you right away when I dropped your Pat wrote He added that Andorra ed them of Red Lodge They missed the president however He was out touring Or gling It's useless of course for me to try to convince anyone that Andorra is a sleeping giant Its standing army according to my last information bers 12 men That's another thing about my commission from Andorra's Syndicat It gets me the latest tourist information train arid bus schedules out of Toulouse and Madrid a Christmas card each year from the president and a plethora of picture postcards but nothing more I LEARNED about Andorra's defense budget being increased up this year to from annually from an item in Time Magazine As to where we stand on a non-proliferation treaty the Common Market Vietnam or the Middle East your guess is as good as mine And just as in- formed Andorra in short is following the President's advice It isn't raising its voice even to us foreign agents There's one consolation ever Andorra appointed me years before France found Schiltz or Norway discovered Moe Which makes me the dean of the Billings diplomatic corps Whatever THAT'S worth has been relieved of having any duties to perform with the lice Reno said Last week Mayor Willard Fraser said he would charge Wilson before the Police Com- mission with conduct ing an officer Fraser said at that time he would have to charge Wilson within ID days of relieving him of duties and some would have to be taken on the charge within 15 days of its being filed Tuesday Fraser was entirely about any further action Things are was his only comment V Two Rob Sidney Man SIDNEY Two men robbed a Sidney optometrist of and bonds of undetermined value p.m Monday at his office in his home Dr C J Olson said that two men bound and gagged him and told him not to contact the lice until 9 p.m according to a Billings Police report The report said at 6 p.m an unknown person called the way Store in Sidney and told them that Dr Olson was bound and gagged in his home The call was traced to a phone booth at the corner of 2nd nue North and North Street in Billings Olson described one man as 6 feet tall about 25 years old stoop shouldered and wearing a dark jacket The second man was not seen but could be heard in the background Making It Official A few names on a few contracts Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce made Billings the site for the 1969 NAIA national track and field championships Signing the contract from left to right are Al Duer NAIA official who made the announcement Frank Eastern tana College and Gary Basso of Billings Jaycees See story page Gazette photo by key Seven Seek Survival on a Month By CHARLIE FEMLING Gazette SUH Writer Push three old shacks er insert two parents and five children the oldest 13 and give them per month Social Security to live on It sounds like the setting for a melodrama someplace else maybe in Mississippi But it is a fact far south of Billings off Sugar nue The mother says we may use her real name if it will ries will help Improve the lot of people like herself and her ly But in lieu of any such antee or even indication it may be best to call her Mrs Jones not her real name CHARLIE FEMLING MRS JONES says there is all sorts of oddness about but probably the strangest thing is family survives as well is it does and Out the case is so far from being an isolated one As Jones describes his home and It is more truly a home than a the physical structure consists of a bunch of shacks pushed together There are at least three different components that he knows of The conglomeration is being used as a three bedroom house Jones is 63 and Mrs Jones a- bout he says She took over payments on the building from her sister and when a new way took part of the land it helped pay off the property he explains Personal property taxes just paid were about So the big unlike many places is not for housing It's for food which Jones estimates runs about per week THAT TAKES care of the and That's all the in- come we ve Jon es says We don't even eat like other people Jones says Never anything like steak sometimes hamburger or other cuts of the cheapest meat sometimes keys and darned few canned things make up their diet he says Gardening to supply bles and raising rabbits for meat seems an obvious for ple with land outside town with children but without much money The Jones family tried it It didn't work The garden didn't amount to much due to the soil Mrs Jones explains And the children fed what little was produced to the rabbits made pets of them and refused to let them be killed for food One result Mrs Jones says is that during the terrible January cold she had rabbits In her dish cupboards closet and running loose all over the house The family has no other pets but the rabbits I SURE did want food says Mrs Jones ing that it would be for her ents and others where the need would be greater rather than her own family In a Head Start program and The Poor Among Us Second In a Series at a clinic In a Billings Church she says she has seen many dren obviously ished and anemic Her one whom she took to the clinic was rated by her as big and husky which he appeared to be but Jones notes that though his own children get enough food it in- cludes few vegetables which cost too darn much money A big percentage of their food is oatmeal and other cereal they say AT ONE TIME Jones says things weren't too bad for him and his family Then That old ticker went to hell on me so I've been out of a job all winter He has an 8th grade country school and managed to save a couple of thousand from farming on leased land He farmed until about nine years ago Continued on Page 2
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