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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 pur- chased houses in the Billings Cal- noun Lane subdivision. The Calhoun Lane housing proj- ect was promoted by A. w. Hart- wig, builder .and con tractor; and Jeff Tingle, of the O'Mjalley Lum- ber company. The houses -were sold at per unit. Some of the veterans paid cash, down; others and some 5500.00. The balance of the purchase price was secured by ,two first for 80 percent of.the balance, and the second mortgage for 20 per- 100 percent in. the total mortgages. Trjese mortgages were handled by the Security tank and the 80 percent ones guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority through the Helena office; the 20 percent pnes guaranteed by the Veterans Administration through the Helena office." The Calhoun Lane houses are wortti less than half what Che veterans paid for shown by reports published in previous NEWS (the follow- ing letter from Ben 8. Hill, State Director of the P. H. A. adds to the depletion in the value of these houses. S. L. Berg, head of the Helena P. H. A. division of valua- tors and inspectors, made a two- day inspection of the Calhoun Lane houses, and Hill "cites the essential features of Mr. Berg's report." "The following deviation from the plans and specifications were found: "General deviations; "All ribbon type concrete drive- ways varied in width over the rib- bons from six feet seven inches to (Continued on Page 5) Children's Thsatre Plays Friday Night The Children's .theater, conducted (by the Department of public rec reatioii will .produce two plays this Friday, April 23 m the Junior high school auditorium. These plays wil start at 8 o'clock. The plays are an outgrowth- of the dramatic classes conducted at 'Garflcld school, Orchard school, North Park school, Broad'AO-tei- school, Taf school, Pratt school, McKinie> school, Jefferson, school and Junto! high school. Both of these plays are directed by Beverly Dirkes and are produo ed for 'the benefit of the American cancer society. The 'first play made up of gram oner school schildren throughou .the city is "The Princess Who Dis which has a cast of following: Michael Williams, King; Shirley Michael, Queen; Paul Baumgar! ner, Chancellor; Sharon Vicennes Lady Una; Pat Prankovlc, Lad Secunda; Kent Strait, Courtier Jimmy Wrightson, Courtier; Ron nie Simon, Courtier; David Schy ler, councilor; Margaret Riigby Sandra (Lista; Sail Praser, Trista; Mary Jane Perm Princess; John Costello, Page Diane Baxter, Hopsnltch. The second play on the evening schedule will be produced by th Junior high school students. TH: play is called "Murder Is 'Fun, The cast is as follows: David Cohen, Capt. Brown; -Ka. Roberts, Audrey Clark; Jimm Griffin, 'Myrtle Warris; Kermi Hartley, Tony Clark; Royal Stew art, Alfred Clark; Stewart Gall gher, Jay Sampson; Audrey Drion Ellita Jorgensoii; 'Ronnie Duncan Business Man; Wanda Moe, Pr fessibnal Woman; Seldon Bee Wiggins; Lois Hjelsetr (Wiggins; Jo 'Lou Hamme Artistic Woman; Beverly Foliar Julia Clark; Jack Jackson, Docto These are the first production staged 'for the public by th Children's theater, a division o ithe department of public recre tion. The American cancer socle will receive the proceeds fro illiese iplays. Etta. Mae -Hatflel Nixon gave heipful criticisms the rehersals. OL. 29 _______________ THURSDAY, APRIL 22, CLEAN-UP WEEK, MAY 3-8 The week of May Z to 8 has een set as Clean-up week for Killings. During the week fili- ngs citizens are expected to lean their premises including arils, alleys, g-arages, basements na attics of accumulated rub- ish. The city's department of sanitation will provide trucks to ,aul away all rubbish and trash uring the week. The schedule of ollection will be announced next A'eck. een-Agers to Run Billings Next Week 'i'ne teen-agers of Billings will un their oty next week during tilings ifoutn HigJi school uaeuts elected to me city council i uie tetfn-age election last week nil 'take over lor tne week and be listed ay over a hundred, appoin- ve city oiiicers irom tne jugn jnool rolls. M'ne hisnnght of uie eek will ue wie city council meet- ig Tuesday night. Many of tne appointive officci- ill be rotated eacn clay so Uhat ver a hundred .teen-agers will have naa some experience in helping un tliej- city Delore Youth weeK over. The appointive officers ill work, in city nail and various ioints uirougnout uie city. Tney ill include joos in'all the cay epartments such as .police, lire vatcr, engineering, Health, etc 'hey will also serve as city at orney, city 'clerk and other of leers. The event planned and spon -orect by the city recreation de artment' will give a large num er of teen-agers a practical knowl dge of their city government. Tne ecently elected teen-age mayor anf" lis council will meet with til mayor and council of the City o Billings Tuesday night. The cit council will meet in regular sei sion and then turn the meetin er to the teen-age group. Mayor Don Stanawaj and his" City Council, consisting o the following: Grace Jones, Gus Anton, Jim Cutts, Roy Morledge Dick 'Lambrecht, Teresa Kessel Duane McCurdy, David Leuthold made .the following appointment. Tuesday: City Clerk, Kmajane Car er; Deputy city clerk, Betty Wolfe Jity attorney, Jim Reynolds .Street commissioner, Pat O'Don Deputy city treasurer, Ed -.udington; City engineer, Joe Seating; chief of police, Dick Gre- 'ory; Chief of fire department 3ick Knoche; Health officer, Davit ;ohen; Sanitary inspector, But1 oukin; Milk and Meat Inspectoi 3ick Wallin; Garbage superintend >nt Marvin Gloege; Park superin endent, Lee Barfield; Cemeter upcrintendent, Lou Chatwood; Re- creation director, Chuck Dillon Superintendent of city Jim tfonacb. Grace 'Jones, alderman of th .second ward was elected presiden of ifche city council and Gus Antoi alderman, from the first ward, was elected vice-president of the coun ell. As servants of the people nex week the teen-age officials wil nave regular city officers at >the elbows to steer them on ithe course. They will find their Biands full at times according to the spon Rewrite from World-Herald by Barbara Allen J. E. Gllpln is a radical de- arture from the blacksmith of a entury ago, and his incisors are radical departure from any you re apt to see today. Gilpin's Liv- igston shoddery looks much like ny other blacksmith shop, taut the roducts are certainly different! :is sbaliiless-steel masticators and toe ornamental iron work he beats ut testify to the adaptability of lis magic anvil and forge. Years ago, 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 iron- ork for the home. He turned ut bud vases complete with flow- rs to grace the walls of his mod- st home. Later he began making tables and what- of iron and steel. Then when his expensive and lird set of false .teeth dropped rom Ms pocket (where he pre- umably kept them when not in use) and were ground into a. use- ess state by the hooves of 'the orse he was shoeing, 'he branched SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION CARRIES BY WIDE MARGIN At the special school election la. Saturday, Billings taxpayers a] proved a 9-mill levy for elemental schools, 10 to 1, and a 3-mill lev for the support of .the hlgto sclioo by 9 to 1. A large turnout of voters was reported for school electio and voting for or against was un. form in all precincts. The major reasons for the nee of more money in school distri No. 2 is increased enrollment o both educational levels, new coi struction, additional teachers an increased costs of operating tb present facilities. 'Last year vote of the district authorized a 6-mi elementary school levy and a mill .high school levy through similar special election. Smithy Shods Own Gums With Stainless Steel ut into dentistry. x After hammering, pounding, fil- ing and polishing away at a bit of stainless steel, he popped >thc plate into his mouth and professed sat- isfaction. In Olie ensuing years, he has made a pair of uppers and today John Gilpin's gleaming grin would leave that Ipana. smile abashed and mortified. It scares the kids and leaves the stranger gaping but none remains unim- pressed. He's no longer a vege- tarian though 'he still .tends a big garden. The teeth are ever-lasting, rust- proof, virtually Indestructible and more efficient than, a built-in meat grinder. "But .the Ibest thing about says Mr. Gilpln, "is what liappcns to people when I grin. They grin right 'back." Mr. Gilpln denies using ten- penny nails as toothpicks or pum- ice stone as .toothpowdcr. "I he says, "file off a rough edge now and then, but I never use anything else except plain soap and water." He also refuses .to take credit for being the first person ever to make tecUi of metal. "Got the idea straight from his- he admits. "Paul Revere made a set of silver teeth for General George Washington." lancer Fund Total Over Two Thousand With less than itwo weeks left n the annual cancer fund drive a total of over two thousand dol- ars was reported received for the und early tills week toy Mrs. George Mitchell, commander of the Yellowstone county division. The quota for Yellowstone county is set for, The amount received so far by Mrs. Mitchell are contributions that have been mailed and turned In. by Billings citzcns. "Next week we hope to receive many contrtbu- ions from persons all over the We will not collect the donations in the boxes until the end Of the campaign. We hope that veryone In the county contributes jo this worthy said Mrs. Mitchell., "Through a public spirited field army of more than a. million vol- unteers, the American cancer society Is rendering valuable serv- ces to cancer patients in the cause pf cancer control in addition to larrying on the education work n their own communities. "Medical science is just begin- ning .to learn how to diagnose can. cer early enough, to protect the victim. Much time and much money will be needed to conquer this widespread scourge, so give freely. The more funds available, the faster it can ibe said Elmer H. Bobst, national cam- paign chairman this week. 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 cap! share according to the com pany's annum report released a few days ago at Butte. Cornelius F. Kelley, chairman and James R. Hobtains, president who signed the7 report, informed shareholders that the 194V net was more than the 612 or a share reported for 1946. The (record gross nvas higher tHan that of 1946. Net cur irent assets at the close of the year totaled an increase o in ithe year. Give- to the cancer fund. You may Ibe helping yourself. DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY Complete Oil News H-l Agriculture News Paste 1 Paging' "Bate" Allen Page Editorial Page St. Vincent's Hospital Fund Drive Soon Announcement was made recent- y of the appointment of Dr. Louis W, Allard as general campaign chairman, and Lester W. Carter, chairman of ital, Billings, to supplement a 'mid of to be provided 3y the Order of the Sisters of Charity of Lcavenworth, Kansas. Ill accepting' the general chair- manship of the drive, Dr. Allard said; "Tile work of the hospital Hs been expanded far beyond it's planned capacity. The Sisters have done a wonderful job with what they had to do with, and I feel confident the community will sup- xirt this effort and bring bo Bil- "ings a larger, modernized hos- :reedom Train Visited By Here Tuesday A total of persons (passed through Freedom Train Tuesday to view the precious documents and historical flags that are pre- served as priceless records of our nation's principals, growtti and de- velopment. Many of liie people were from out-of-town, some com- ing from as far as 150 miles. The crowd started filing' through the train 9 o'clock and con- tinued
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