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Billings Herald (Newspaper) - April 22, 1948, Billings, Montana Partial Report on Sold to Veterans By W. C. MITCHELL For months NEWS LETTERS have carried reports about the un- fair and dishonest trade practices Imposed on 21 veterans who chased houses in the Billings noun Lane The Calhoun Lane housing ect was promoted by A. w. builder con and Jeff of the ber The houses sold at per Some of the veterans paid others and some 5500.00. The balance of the purchase price was secured by first for 80 percent and the second mortgage for 20 100 percent in. the total mortgages were handled by the Security tank and the 80 percent ones guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority through the Helena the 20 percent guaranteed by the Veterans Administration through the Helena The Calhoun Lane houses are less than half what Che veterans paid for shown by reports published in previous NEWS ing letter from Ben 8. State Director of the P. H. A. adds to the depletion in the value of these S. L. head of the Helena P. H. A. division of tors and made a two- day inspection of the Calhoun Lane and Hill the essential features of Mr. Berg's following deviation from the plans and specifications were ribbon type concrete ways varied in width over the bons from six feet seven inches to on Page 5) Children's Plays Friday Night The Children's conducted the Department of public rec will two plays this April 23 m the Junior high school These plays wil start at 8 The plays are an of the dramatic classes conducted at Orchard North Park Taf Pratt school and high Both of these plays are directed by Beverly Dirkes and are ed for 'the benefit of the American cancer The play made up of gram oner school schildren city is Princess Who Dis which has a cast of Michael Shirley Paul Sharon Lady Pat Lad Kent Courtier Jimmy Ron nie David Schy Margaret Sandra Sail Mary Jane Perm John Page Diane The second play on the evening schedule will be produced by th Junior high school play is called Is The cast is as David Capt. Audrey Jimm Kermi Tony Royal Stew Alfred Stewart Gall Jay Audrey Drion Ellita Duncan Business Wanda Pr Seldon Bee Lois Jo Hamme Artistic Beverly Foliar Julia Jack Docto These are the first production staged the public by th Children's a division o ithe department of public recre The American cancer socle will receive the proceeds fro Mae Nixon gave criticisms the 29 APRIL 22, CLEAN-UP MAY 3-8 The week of May Z to 8 has een set as Clean-up week for During the week ngs citizens are expected to lean their premises including basements na attics of accumulated The city's department of sanitation will provide trucks to away all rubbish and trash uring the The schedule of will be announced next to Run Billings Next Week of Billings will un their oty next week during tilings school elected to me city council i uie election last week nil over lor tne week and be listed ay over a ve city irom tne of uie eek will ue wie city council ig Tuesday Many of tne appointive ill be rotated clay so Uhat ver a hundred will have naa some experience in helping un city Delore Youth weeK The appointive officers ill in city nail and various uie Tney ill include joos the cay such as lire etc will also serve as city at city and other of The event planned and spon by the city recreation de will give a large num er of a practical knowl dge of their city Tne elected teen-age mayor lis council will meet with til mayor and council of the City o Billings Tuesday The cit council will meet in regular sei sion and then turn the meetin er to the teen-age Mayor Don and City consisting o the Grace Gus Jim Roy Dick Teresa Kessel Duane David Leuthold made following City Car Deputy city Betty Wolfe Jim Reynolds Pat Deputy city Ed City Joe chief of Dick Chief of fire department 3ick Health Davit Sanitary Milk and Meat 3ick Garbage superintend Marvin Park superin Lee Lou Re- creation Chuck Dillon Superintendent of city Jim Grace alderman of th ward was elected presiden of city council and Gus Antoi from the first was elected vice-president of the coun As servants of the people nex week the teen-age officials wil nave regular city officers at elbows to steer them on ithe They will find their Biands full at times according to the spon Rewrite from by Barbara Allen J. E. is a radical de- arture from the blacksmith of a and his incisors are radical departure from any you re apt to see Gilpin's igston looks much like ny other blacksmith taut the are certainly masticators and toe ornamental iron work he beats ut testify to the adaptability of lis magic anvil and Years Mr. Gilpln began sing what spare time was left ver from the fitting of horse iocs and the forging of branding ons in creating ornamental ork for the He turned ut bud vases complete with rs to grace the walls of his st Later he began making tables and of iron and Then when his expensive and lird set of false dropped rom Ms pocket he pre- kept them when not in and were ground into a. ess state by the hooves of 'the orse he was branched SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION CARRIES BY WIDE MARGIN At the special school election la. Billings taxpayers proved a 9-mill levy for elemental 10 to 1, and a 3-mill lev for the support of by 9 to 1. A large turnout of voters was reported for school and voting for or against was form in all The major reasons for the nee of more money in school distri No. 2 is increased enrollment o both educational new coi additional teachers an increased costs of operating tb present year vote of the district authorized a 6-mi elementary school levy and a mill school levy through similar special Smithy Shods Own Gums With Stainless Steel ut into x After fil- ing and polishing away at a bit of stainless he popped plate into his mouth and professed In Olie ensuing he has made a pair of uppers and today John Gilpin's gleaming grin would leave that smile abashed and It scares the kids and leaves the stranger gaping but none remains He's no longer a tarian though still a big The teeth are virtually Indestructible and more efficient a built-in meat thing about says Mr. what to people when I They grin right Mr. Gilpln denies using penny nails as toothpicks or ice stone as he off a rough edge now and but I never use anything else except plain soap and He also refuses .to take credit for being the first person ever to make of the idea straight from he Revere made a set of silver teeth for General George lancer Fund Total Over Two Thousand With less than itwo weeks left n the annual cancer fund drive a total of over two thousand ars was reported received for the und early tills week toy Mrs. George commander of the Yellowstone county The quota for Yellowstone county is set The amount received so far by Mrs. Mitchell are contributions that have been mailed and turned In. by Billings week we hope to receive many ions from persons all over the We will not collect the donations in the boxes until the end Of the We hope that In the county contributes jo this worthy said Mrs. a public spirited field army of more than a. million the American cancer society Is rendering valuable ces to cancer patients in the cause pf cancer control in addition to on the education work n their own science is just ning .to learn how to diagnose can. cer early to protect the Much time and much money will be needed to conquer this widespread so give The more funds the faster it can ibe said Elmer H. national chairman this NET INCOME OF ACM IS UP 83 PER CENT The gross Income of Montana Copper Mining company climbed 31 percent In 1947 and net in come soared 83 percent to a record Ingh of or a share according to the com annum report released a few days ago at Cornelius F. chairman and James R. president who signed informed shareholders that the 194V net was more than the 612 or a share reported for 1946. The gross higher tHan that of 1946. Net cur irent assets at the close of the year totaled an increase o in ithe to the cancer You may Ibe helping DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY Complete Oil News Agriculture News Paste 1 Allen Page Editorial Page St. Vincent's Hospital Fund Drive Soon Announcement was made y of the appointment of Dr. Louis Allard as general campaign and Lester W. chairman of advisory board for the campaign to raise a fund of for St. Vincent's to supplement a 'mid of to be provided 3y the Order of the Sisters of Charity of Ill the general manship of the Dr. Allard work of the hospital Hs been expanded far beyond it's planned The Sisters have done a wonderful job with what they had to do and I feel confident the community will this effort and bring bo a modernized Train Visited By Here Tuesday A total of persons through Freedom Train Tuesday to view the precious documents and historical flags that are pre- served as priceless records of our nation's and de- Many of people were from some com- ing from as far as 150 The crowd started through the train 9 o'clock and con- stream through It Tuesday The largest crowd was assembled early Tuesday morning when it estimated that were on hand for the opening ceremony at Hundreds of school children from Billings and a large area around Billings were visitors of the t is estimated that more children han adults were in the lines ing through the The crowd tarted gathering at 6 o'clock day An average of 800 visited the train each Les owner and manager of the Northern hotel demand upon the ties arid services at St. Vincent's speak well of the done by our large staff of The city has been gaining in reputation as a. medical center and this tion will give us better facilities and allow the hospital to render a service to the people of the Midland Empire and the whole Today the rated capacity of the hospital is 105 be- cause of the great demand being made upon through crowding of wards and the bed count Is often in excess of 220. Vincent's owned and managed by the Sisters of of was established in 1889. It Jias served tills community well end has re- stored health and This Is the first time n the history of the hospital t lias necessary to go to Jie public iu a major fund ng To meet the demands placed upon it it must support and help of those whom it The city of Billings s now established as medical St. Vincent's offers all the medical specialities right at could not Joe toy those needing such on Page 5) BILLINGS MAN AWARDED SILVER STAR RECENTLY Staff Sergeant Alban C. son of Mr. and Mrs. Alban C. Sipe of 706 North 26th is one of the two men on Field who were awarded the silver star medal in World War While duty as intelligence sergeant with the 3rd 163rd infantry regiment of the 41st division at New Guinea In May 1943, Sergeant accurately plotted the tion of a Jap stronghold which was delaying die advance of With the toy Sergeant the talion was able to move ahead and reach its He enlisted in armed forces on September 15, and discharged on July 29, 1945. One year later Sergeant in tills time choosing the air force as his branch of duty At present he is assigned as an intelligence specialist in North Field's Stockmen To Meet May 13-15. The sixty-fourth annual tion of the Montana association will be held at May 13 to 15. A record at- tendance from the organization's members is One o the convention's highlights will be the State college Ag club's In livestock Tell your dealer that you saw Ills advertisement In The Marble Tournament is Now Underway The Second Annual marble tournament sponsored by the lings Junior chamber of com- merce and conducted by the de- of public recreation Wednesday at the There are 112 entrees In Jie Garfield school The defending champ of the field Kenny is now attending Junior high school but the runner-up in. the 1947 Is entered in this year's The tournaments will be con- ducted at the other schools as April 22, April 24, at one Jefferson and Junior high school April 26, April 27, North Park April 28, Broadwater April 29, ley April 30, Pratt the winner and runner-up of each school tournament will participate in the final tournament will be held May 1. The winner of the city ment will go to the state ment in Great under joint sponsorship of the Junior chamber of commerce and 'the V. F. W. The winner and runner-up of each school tournament will re- a Any boy or 14 years or is eligible to participate in this
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