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   Billings Herald (Newspaper) - September 29, 1949, Billings, Montana                                SOOIfTY Graphic Interview Herald Question of the Week: "Why do you think the Na- tional Guard Is important to na- tional security and In serving the state and community in time of domestic Lieut-Col. James F. Neeljr, as- sistant to the ad- jutant-general at Helena: "The cost of main- taining a stand- in? regular army large enough to guarantee secur- ity lor the Unit- ed States and Its territories would-be such a _. large amount that it is prohibitive The national guard falls into the picture here. The national guard is being trained for M-day serv- ice at less than one-tenth of the cost of a like number of regular army troops. The guard serves the state at any time an emer- gency is declared by the governor." Sergt. M B. Waddlngham, care- taker for head- quarters com- pany, Billings national guard has the latest equipment made available to them and the (trained man- power to cope with such emer- gencles as floods, fires and disturbances of any kind. Many of the men in the new national guard have had four or more years of service during World War n and have a great deal of exeprlence to impart to new Master Sergt. E. O. Olson, ad- ministrative as- sistant for the Billings unit "The new nation- al guard Is an important port of the national, se- curity team and as such helps make America strong. It offers training, educa- tion and athletics to the young man right at home, with pay. In addition, it offers the young man an opportunity to learn any one of a multitude of special skills by attendance at an army service school with full pay." Sergt. Clifford B. Sampaon, in- strument repair- man and inspect- or, stats main-) tenance pool: "We have within our state a dis- ciplined and well co o r d i nated group of men many of whom have seen what being lax at home will do in time of trouble. If our national security were threat- ened, we have a better knowledge of the drawing power of America's manpower. -Well disciplined troops prepared for such an issue will be better equipped to meet any such disturbance this country might meet. They are equipped to ren- der complete and speedy service at the time of disasters." HERAlrD FRICE 3-CENTS Vol. 49. The Most Interesting Weekly Newspaper in Montana THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 1949 AUTHOR IS VISITOR HERE Marl Sandoz, native of Nebraska and widely known author and short story writer, visited briefly in Billings Saturday en to Denver for a visit before returning to New York City. Her best-known is "Old which won the Atlantic Monthly prize in 1835. GETS KEY TO T. T. Rowc (left) presents the key to Billings, and offers a welcome in behalf of all Montana, to J. A. Ramsey, superintendent of the new refinery of Continental Oil Company, which will be open for inspection by the public on Satur- day, October 8. On the open house day, the company has invited citizens of the entire state to be its guests at a luncheon on. the refinery grounds. Gov. John W. Bonner will be principal speaker of the day. Know Your City Government Here's How Your Billings. Council And Your City Departments Work For You The Billings Herald today pre- sents the first of a series of ar- ticles describing the operations of your city governing the Billing! city other departments which work directly under the city council. The first of the series describes the organization of the council. Watch for these Informative ar- ticles each week and "Know Your City Government." The governing body of the city of Billings Is comprised of a mayor and eight aldermen, all of whom are named by the electorate. They are Tom T. Rowe, mayor; Stewart W. North, president of the council and first ward alder- man; John Newman, vice presi- dent of the council and fourth ward alderman; R. Sterling Thompson, first ward alderman; John G. Bohlinger and J. C. Davis, second ward aldermen; John A. Keefe and J. Carl Wheeler, third ward aldermen; and Robert Scar- borough, fourth ward alderman. Standing Committees Members of the council's stand- ing committees are North and Keefe, finance and auditing; Boh- linger, Thompson, Scarborough and Wheeler, streets and alleys; Keefe, Bohlinger, Thompson and Newman, fire and police; Newman and North', license and bond; Thompson and Keefe, traffic; Da- vis and Wheeler, water, lights and sewer; Scarborough and Newman, city hall supervision; Wheeler, Scarborough and Davis, veterans housing. To promote better government and to assure Billings citizens a more active voice in their city government, several commissions are named by the mayor. Through their recommendations, these com- missions bring about a smooth- functioning organization and re- duce the chance of error in mak- ing decisions important to the city's welfare. Members of these commissions are public-spirited citizens who give their time for civic better- ment. Council representation is provided on some of these com- missions. The commission membership follows: G. Tonkin, William Lowe, Prank G. Connelly, j. c. Davis, Stewart W. North. Dick Logan Is airport manager. H. H. Perrlgo, Ben B. Hagerman, M. R. Colberg, E. A. Shadoan, R. Sterling Thomp- son. Board of M. Wood, Robert N. Jones, Rob- (Continucd on Page 4) Bonner to Speak At Conoco Opening Montana's Governor John Eonner will be one of the speak- ers at the public opening of the Continental Oil compiny refinery here on Saturday, October 8, ac- cording to an announcement made by President L, F, McCollum. Other speakers on the brief program, which will precede a public luncheon on the refinery grounds at noon, will Include Wil- liam J. Jameson, attorney, and Mayor T. T. Howe, both of Bil- lings. Well-known citizens of Montana, who have indicated they expect to be present for an Inspection of the refinery, along with hun- dreds of citizens from the entire 'Midland Empire area, include Arnold H. Olsen, state attorney gen- eral; Paul Golden, state purchas- ing agent; and Gerald J. Sklbbins, manager of the State Chamber of Commerce, all from Helena. Dean Chaffln, president of the {Montana Chamber of Commerce, and Jef- ferson Jones, president of the State Press Association, both from Bozeman, also will be among the prominent guests present. Preparations arc being made to serve lunch to several thousand visitors. A feature of the lunch- eon will be the big oil. storage, tank, which its being converted into a huge dining- room for the occasion. Buses will run on a special sched- ule from a station in front of the City Hall, starting at 10 o'clock and continuing all day between downtown Billings and the refinery. More than 400 Continental sta- tion lessees, commission agents, dealers and salesmen and their families in Montana will be In Billings Friday, October 7, to join local employees for a preview showing of the refinery. Virtually every city and town In the state will be represented at the "family party." Throughout the day, employee groups will be taken on tours of the plant. At 6 p. m., (Friday, a dinner will be served to the group, followed by a dance in the bulk -warehouse on the refinery grounds. Many of the visitors will remain to attend the public open house on Saturday. Rent Controls are Still in Force Here Although rent controls have been lifted in two areas in Mon- tana, the local rent office said Wednesday that rent controls re- main in full force in Billings and Yellowstone county. Acting on his own initiative. Housing Expediter Tighe E. Wood announced decontrol of rents in the Bozeman defense rental area in Oallatin county, but excluding the city of Bozeman, and in the Livingston defense rental area in Park county. A wire received Wednesday by the local rent office said: "Hous- ing Expediter Tighe E. Wood an- nounces decontrol of the following: That part of Gallatin county, Montana, lying south of the south boundary of township three, south, in the Bozeman defense rental area; also Park County, Montana, completing decontrol of the Liv- ingston defense rental area." Classes at Eastern 419 With an enrollment Increase of 25 per cent compared with last year, Eastern (Montana College of Education classes opened Tuesday for the fall quarter. The enroll- ment total Wednesday was 419 and several additional students are ex- pected to start classes during the week. More veterans arc attending the school this year. First assembly was held Wed- nesday morning when members of the faculty were introduced. Ralph Kent, a mcmbev of the music de- partment, offered .a vocal -solo. Dr. A. O. Peterson greeted the fac- ulty and students and spoice briefly on traditions at Eastern. A second assembly will toe held today to acquaint students with activities at the college. Mrs. Florence Brown, director of stu- dent activities, will be in charge. NEW CONSTRUCTION HERE STILL ON INCREASE Billings was one of 10 Montana cities in which new construction continued to soar last month, ac- cording to a report made by the Federal Reserve Bank. New construction in Billings from January through August reached a total of compared with for the same period dur- ing 1948, the report stated. Other cities showing increases Included Anaconda, Bozeman Buttc, Great Falls, Helena, Kalis- pell, Malta, Miles City and Mis- soula. Manslaughter Charge Filed in Two Deaths Manslaughter charges were filed Tuesday by County Attorney Charles B. Sande against W. P. Bosch, 55, of Laurel, driver of the motor car In which two 'Laurel. men met their deaths Monday night in a crash on the Billings- Laurel road eight miles west of Billings. 'Lewis Glenn Voeltz, 28, died on the -.way to a Billings hospital shortly after the crash and Henry H. 
                            

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