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Billings Herald (Newspaper) - April 14, 1949, Billings, Montana HMorloal society interview Herald Question: "What civic improvement do you think should be attempted first In Emil Christiansen, railway mail clerk, 2552 Highwood drive: "Many times the first Impression of a city is the most lasting. I .there- fore; believe the t most' important: j civic improve- ment for Billings is Beautifying the Approaches' to the City. Trees should be plant- ed on 'both 'sides of the highways for a mile or so from the city limits. Business establishments along the highways should be urged to landscape and improve -their places.. I think this can be accomplished through -the cooperation of the City-County Planning committee, the cial club, Garden club, Rose soc- iety and other interested organ- izations." Edward L. Hoffman, f Interna- tional' Harvester company parts foreman, 518 Wyoming a v e- nue: "I am very much in favor of an overpass or underpass at the N. P. tracks, and of a civic cen- But first we should Do Somt- thbir About Our City Al- most every street in Billings needs better surfacing. I 'do believe this is trie most need- ed civic improvement at this time." A. Friedt, co-owner of VUedt: 'Brothers Koal company, Monroe street: "I -think That Jmt- PRICE 5-CENTS Vol. 26 The Most Interesting Weekly Newspaper in Montana THURSDAY, APRIL it, Bureau to Auction Relocation Property New and used building supplies, hardware, auto and truck parts, office furniture and, miscellaneous excess property will be .sold' by sealed' bid by the Bureau; of Re- clamation on April 29, 1949 at the former Heart'Mountain relocation center midway between Cody and Wyo., it was announced by Fred W. Gilbert of Billings, supply officer for Region 6, Bureau of Reclamation. The' property will be available for inspection at the relocation center 8 a. m., to 5 p. m., Mondays through Fridays from April 18 un- til the hour of the bid opening at 10 a. m., April-SB, Gilbert said. .Included in the property to be sold are insulation materials, plas- terboard, roofing, screws, staples, flooring and other nails, window glass, coal a furnace and other soil pipe and fit- tings, floor .drains, copper, brass and iron pipe fittings; lavatories, sinks, tubs and other .plumbing fixtures. Also to be sold by sealed bid are office funiture, shelf hard- ware, fire coffee urns, stove parts, auto and truck parts, motor oil and miscellaneous items. Invitations for which in- clude a complete Us'.'; of the sale items and an explanation of the procedure to follow-in submitting bids, may be secured by writing. Gilbert's office in Billings. CUTS.V. F. W. BIRTHDAY Glenn A. Gardner, senior vice president of the Billings V. F. W. auxiliary is sliown cutting the birthday cake at the 50th anniversary celebration of the V. F. W. and Joint installation of post' and auxiliary officers which was held in the Odd Fellows hall Monday night by Billings Post No. 1634 and the auxiliary. Shown (left to right) Glenn A. Gardner, newly installed post commander; Mrs. Gardner; Mrs. Mabel Potter, past president and Installing officer for the auxiliary; AI Duvall, r--.s( commander and installing, officer for the post; Mrs. Alice Hardie, installing conductress for the auxiliary. (Photo by Pctek.) National High- way Approaches To Billing! should be one of the 'first projects undertaken. The approaches give tourists a very bad impression. If Billings hopes to grow into a second Salt Lake City or San Francisco, she should copy the .plans used by those cities in beau- tifying .their 'highway approaches." Bryan A. Barickman, district manager for Mountain States Tele- phone and Tele- graph company, 109 Wyoming "An 18- IJple Municipal Golf Course which adults and young people could enjoy is a practical sity for a grow- ing city the size of Billings. It would also be an attraction for tourists. We are 20 years behind the times regarding such a reerea- ittonal: facility, 'which is one of the .cheapest projects, we- could under- fake as it self-sustaining. KaUs- pell, Wlhltefish and Poison have found their municipal golf courses to be major tourist attractions. The same could be true here in Billings." Tag .Day Benefits Cerebral Palsied Announcement was made by Plorence Brown, activities director at Eastern -Mon- tana College of Education, that the annual IJly Tag Day for the bene- fit of cerebral palsied children will held this Saturday in Billings. Mrs, Brown and Mrs. Sidney Morse, a member of the Parents club, will act as chairmen for the sale. Assisting them will be Vir- ginia Kyger, Shirley Baker, KaBh- erine Freeberg, 'Dorothy Erickson, Lois Kaltenbach, Dorothy Duspln, Barbara Corts and Stella Clark, all Eastern students. Paper lilies which were made by handicapped workers will be sold in the downtown business 'district by girls from the Junior high school and Central high school. 'Funds collected will'go directly to the education of ttie cerebral .pal- sied in Billings. This Is the final campaign in connection with the Easter seal sale which is: carried on annually by .the Montana Chap- ter of the National Society for Crippled Children cand: Adults. RED CROSS CHAPTER GETS BRITISH CITATION jKeceived.'.this. .week and now hanging on" the' wall-to the Bed Cross office here; is a handsome bearing the seal of the United, Kingdom tifned _ by. Halifax, former" British' ain-J bassador to the United States, reading as follows: "His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Brit- ain and Northern Ireland most warmly" thank the members of the Chapter of the American Bed Cross in Yellowstone County, Mon- tana, for the -valuable help which they have given towards the relief of suffering in. the :United dom caused by enemy action dur- ing the War of 1939-1945...... People of the United, King- dom will ever, hold" their gener- osity in grateful memory." REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO MEET MONDAY The .Yellowstone County Rcpub-' lican Women's club ..will meet in the Commercial club for luncheon Monday .at' I'.p. m., according, to Mrs. Roy iForney, president. The group will.be addressed by! Don Pay, who-will'speak'on the-sub- ject, "Socialized.Mediclne." EASTERN DEBATE TEAM TO INTERCOLLEGIATE MEET The Eastern Montana College of Education Debate Team that was runner-up in the state forensic tournament last week, in Helena, will represent the school at the Northwest Intercollegiate forensic' tournament this weekend at Mori- tana' state, university. The. four, members of the June Jo Ann Cusick, John Adams and Robert Sando, together with the- debate director of speech arts at Eastern, will leave today "for'Misso'ula.'' Along with the debate tourna- ment-., speech an oral interpre- tation oratory con-! test. John 'Adams Eastern will enter, the ..oratory1; contest, with ,a speech, entitled, "Let's Think. In- ternationalism." Twenty-five' colleges from Men-- tana, Utah, -Washington, Oregon, and; toc.de-: bating., the- national college debate question; that'" the: federal' 'government' should adopt' a-'policy of equalizing.--education' through -the means: of- annual' The r'tournament: will "'be-' gin on Friday the- finals beirig; .held oh; Saturday. New Plan Retires Power Employees Prank Coleman, Billings district manager of 'the Montana 'Power company, 'announced Wednesday several personnel changes effected by a policy of retir- ing all'employees at age 65. Billings personnel retired in re- cent weeks are Herman Faxon, chief clerk, who was succeeded by Bernard Pippin W. E. 'Deschler, substation operator, succeeded by Frank Ehlenberg, and Fred Mc- Cracken. McCrackcn; long-time patrolman. for the Billings dis- Met, is'now'employed by the city water department.- He was suc- ceeded by Benny Erickson, former patrolman at-ine company's Mystic lake plant. Also retired- was George Swanson, building custodian here for many years. Swanson was suc- ceeded by James W. Coleman. Bill formerly plant fore- man at Mystic, succeeded Fred Ramspeck as manager at Colum- bus. The new (retirement policy af- fects everyone in the company's service, Coleman said. Retirement of M. E. Buck, general superin- tendent; H. H. Cochrane, chief en- gineer, and A. c.- Pratt, assistant chief engineer, all of company at Butte, was an- nounced several weeks ago. Pratt and Cochrane will remain as con- sulting engineers. Buck win be succeeded by Carl Jordan, and Cochrane by A. B. Martin, present superintendent of natural gas op- erations. Cecil Kirk will become superintendent of transmission distribution, Buck and Pratt will be honored at a company dinner in Butte, April 23. They and Jl-anfc Run-' atUtaft operator, are 'the only living ;eo-year. men; and ore likely to be the last now .that the new retirement .policy is in effect, Coleman said; BAKE SALE; SLATED BY NAVY-MOTHERS The Billings chapter of Navy Mothers :a sale of baked goods, Saturday morning-at Hueb- ner's Drug 2.10 North Broad- way, according to'Mrs. Carl A. Buatell. i Proceeds of .the sale' will be used for welfare-work in veteran's hos- pitals, Mrs. Busteir ROCKY MOUNTAIN APPROVED Dr. W. D. Copelamd, president of Rocky .Mountain college, said Wednesday the Montana State Board of Education, meeting Tues- day hinHelena, approved' the col- legffor accreditation pending ap- proval by ithe Northwest Accredita- tion association. Easter vacations in moat Bil- lings schools and colleges will al- low students to remain away from classes until Tuesday. LEGION BOWLERS WIN Yellowstone Post's bowling team came out second dn the state American (Legion handicap tourna- ment held at Butte, April 2-3 with a score of Great Falls '.team iplaced. first. The local .teain was made up-of Tommy Schivon, Lefty Roberts, Fred" Grisham, Bill Fete 'Nelson, Jr. JLeigh'Freeman was'second in the singles, with scare, of 6S4 while McKenzie and Freeman'took the doubles with a score of Gra- ham and Roberts were eighth in the doubles wiOi a RAO.E Revives Easter Egg Hunt After a five-year layoff, the Billings Elks are again working, for the Easter Bunny. The traditional.. ..B... .S. O. E. Easter egg hunt will be held at 'both Worth and South parks at 8 o'clock on Easter morning. The event is open to all children, and special areas will be set aside for the little tots. Special prize-winning eggs will entitle their finders to extra gifts. The Billings lodge discontinued their., popular. Easter, hunt during the war years. (For the revival, pounds of candy eggs have been purchased and wrapped n -packages. Exalted, Ruler H. Lee Mains said Wednesday he. expects the greatest turnout in the history of the local lodge. Elks will sack the candy at evening sessions tonight, Friday; and Saturday. Blaster morning, volunteers will breakfast at Elk's; club' at 5 .o'clock Sunday morning, before helping the Bunny with his annual -job. NAVAL RESERVE INSTALLS NE.W .COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP- is the receiving room at the Billings Naval Reserve armory, which is now equipped with an electronic communications station similar to that of a U. S. Navy destroyer. Roger W. Scott, Phllco engineer under contract to the Bremerton Navy yard, who has supervised the Installation here, said the Billings armory is now equipped' 'for complete communications training. Radar will be installed this summer. A class of 25 men is now In training at the local center, which is one of 350 in the United BRITISH ACTOR APPEARS Hedley Hcpworth, English actor, appeared at 'Eastern Montana Col- lege of Education during the reg- ular weekly assembly period on Wednesday inorning. Now on Ills seventh transcontinental .tour, Hep- worth has performed all over the on the works of Charles Dickens. Considered one of Britain's fore- most authorities on Dickens, Hep- worth lias performed" al lover the United States, throughout British Isles and in Canada.
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