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Billings Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1948, Billings, Montana Historical society x MONTANA VOL. 28 APRIL 15, City Deliveries To Be Increased Citizens of- Billings started ting deliveries of their mail This additional mail service includes an increase In efficiency and speed-up of all carrier route service according to Mearl L. It is estimated that it will at least two weeks before the new service reaches its maximum According to the Billings master it is now planned that each city mall carrier will be able to maintain a regular de- livery service and that the first trip will be completed on all routes before Postmaster Fagg said that In most Instances it is hoped that deliveries will be made be- fore each population growth end mail increase been careful study by the Billings post office for the several It is hard for those living within the corporate limits to realize the mendous increase we have in new post office said Postmaster many feel that the lation Increase has been outside the from our patron list we realize that the growth within the city limits has been as heavy as This comes from many residents changing their houses into three and four along with new construction within the he Commenting on the new service is difficult for new home owners residing close to a delivery to why a carrier cannot make a few additional route is carefully the steps are the mail is and the route ds itien accurately It is impossible to add additional in order to speed up the mail it practically means turning all routes inside out and a reorganization of all incoming handle this new change in and to speed up mail de- requires the services of nine additional mail carriers and to handle the increased work in the office along with Bother mail on Page 4.) Days To Be June 4-5-6 big day has set for June 5. That is the day of the day celebration parade which will start as la a. cording to the announcement of the general The com- announced the of stores will ibe The big of the annual western style celebration on June 4, 5 and 6 will the rodeo and selection of the of the The queen be chosen from entries from towns of tana and rodeo The winner will be awarded a trip to Hollywood with all expenses paid and an opportunity to for one day with stars of tures at the Republic The candidates for the will selected for personal appearance ability to Candidates for Miss will ride in the nade and compete in the of the contest will toe a dance sponsored by the committee at the Saturday 24. The committee to make the tion is headed by Dr. Phil tost year's WALL THE PROOF IS IN THE is a photostatic copy of part of the plans ted and approved by the F. A. for the construction of the 27 homes at Calhoun Lane subdivision which were sold to The plan specifies a foundation and a footing three feet below To the left is a photograph of the foundation and as it tually exists resting on top of the depriving each home of three feet and two inches of actual foundation as called for In the proved The fact that these 27 foundations were not ed the proper depth into the ground below the frost the house from the leaves each bouse in alarming disclosure is only one of many discrepancies reported found In the 27 homes Government to Probe Deals Washington Expediter Tighe E. Woods expects ask congress for at least 300 gators to check complaints from veterans who say they got gypped on their postwar If congress provides the the investigators will check complaints received from veterans who purchased homes built under with specified mum Only 15 investigators are working tor every com- Appeal for the enlarged staff will ibe included In the tion request for the office of the housing to go to con- gress Only was available for salaries and traveling expenses of investigators for the nine months ending March 1. the staff was reduced from 332 to 15. The program Iras been out of existence for a though many homes were built in the latter part of 1947 with ties Issued before the program Thousands of veterans who chased the are complaining about faulty tion and overcharges by the About one million homes were built under the PROGRAM DEADLINE IS MAY FIRST Farmers to Yellowstone county have until May 1 to sign up for Hie 1948 conservation program according to H. O. county The 1948 program carries about the same provisions for financial materials and aid as last year ex- cept that the assistance to any one farmer is limited to Vet Clears Up A Phenomenon Several weeks ago during a cold winter Sunday the owner of one of the homes in Calhoun subdivision decided to taie a shovel and see what kind of a foundation his home actually had under it. Since morning glory vines were pushing the floors of his and his he wanted to gate the He was surprised that it was easy to dig in the soil around his home as the soil out in his yard He was still greater surprised to dig up with the day was so cold that the worms soon froze next surprise was to find that the foundation of his home was resting on top of the The that the foundation was resting top of the soil soon cleared up the The houses were heated with radiant heat pipes set in the concrete The heat from the floors the ground under and near the houses at summer This kept summer plant and worm life The grass was also green all winter for several feet around each of the 27 ing to the Many of the Calhoun Lane homes had morning glory vines trailing through their rooms the past a novel feature which was not specified in the approved BOOSTS DUDE RANCHING The dude ranching industry of Montana was given a- boost in a recent issue of the Christian ence Monitor in a feature Have The Nine Gallatin was played up as offering excellent good horses and beautiful Monday is National Preparedness Day Billings will participate in tional Preparedness April 19, which is being sored by the over the Tied in with Re- the day has been set aside by by H. E. mayor of Issued Uns week the proclamation the President of the United states has outlined to con- gress certain steps that must be taken to insure security and the swift march of events in today emphasize anew the importance of ness if peace is to be and public discussion of preparedness is vital to common understanding of our and the with the written approval end consent of the President of the United States have urged that April 19 be set aside as National Preparedness and this April 19, the 173rd anniversary of Paul Revere's is peculiarly lay connotation to point up the urgency of democratically ining our military needs In ing through I do designate April 19, 1948, as Pre- Day and do call upon all citizens of tills community to der fullest interest and port to the accomplishment of the urgent and special aims of this national program that may determine and Ibo alerted to its Freedom Is Everybody's Have you taken on active port In Freedom Train Here Tuesday The Freedom which is bringing precious documents which record our freedom to millions of Americans will be open to the public next Tuesday from 10 a. m. to 10 p. track No. just east of the Billings passenger The will arrive here sometime Monday from Great Falls but not be opened for visitors until Tuesday morning as Monday Is the day off for the Marine Corps personnel of the On Tuesday morning Mayor H. E. Biddinger and Commercial Club President John A. will pre- sent a dedication and opening mony at the Freedom This ceremony is scheduled for 9 The public is invited to attend this ceremony as a part of the dedication week program which ends The Freedom Train committee for Billings headed Mearl L. has working hard for several weeks to make the visit here one of Its most Many groups and organizations will take an active part in the day's program and look after the thousand and one details must toe carried Thousands of people in Billings and area plan to visit the train next under 12 years of age must be accompanied by their to gain entrance to the according .to the local All other persons over 12 years can enter the train In- As visitors leave the train they will toe privileged to sign a rededication The Freedom Train is ed by the American Heritage program supported by ions of Americans and directed to all Its slogan is dom Is Everybody's Rededication Week Parade Saturday The presence here next Tuesday of the American Heritage Freedom Train will climax an unprecedented series of patriotic peacetime demonstrations in ings this Mayor H. E. has issued a proclamation calling on citizens and in Billings to participate n the ceremonies and events con- Rededication Highlighting the week's program will be the Rededication week ade at 2 o'clock Saturday after- loon in which all and fraternal groups have been in- to Lead by the city the parade will bllow tills line of Starting xt First avenue north 32nd trcet cast on First avenue to 27th, north on 27th street to Sixth cast on sixth avenue to 22nd street and north to park and the IT. S. Naval reserve The public is invited to join the parade and take part in the re- ceremonies in front of the A flag raising mony will be held there with Lt. Kohn of the Naval reserve n Mrs. George Israel will give a talk on American and Mayor H. dinger lead the group in the Freedom Following the ceremonies there will ibe drill team exhibition in the armory by the Shrine G. I. drill Moose on Page 4.)
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