Montana Standard (Newspaper) - December 29, 1957, Butte, Montana Standard, Sunday, December 29, 1957 Treasure State News Report Is Made On State's Debt HELENA W1 Montana's slat debt last June 30 was nearly million dollars, the private Mon tana Taxpayers Asjsn. reporte Saturday. The lolal of was higher than on th comparable, date in 1954. The MTA said' stale record bonds, guaranteed by the state general [axing powers, accounte for of the total. Specia project bonds made up the r mainder of the debt. Property tax levies of pe taxable valuation are bein imposed in 1947-58 to pay prin interest on the genera obligation bonds. "Special project bonding jumpc in high gear shortly after Wor! War the MTA said in its qua lerly publication. "In June 194 only was obligated special project bonds while th total last June was The largest single issue is fo the World War II velerans' bonus on which was oulstanc ing June 30. This is being retire by a 2-cent -i pack tax on cig areltes. Montana Slate College, Boze man, had the largest indebtednes of. any state institution with outstanding on June 3( Project earnings and various fees are earmarked lo retire the bonds Total bonded indebtedness Montana Slate University, Missoi la, was in June. Other university system unit had these June 30 indebtedness totals: Western Montana Colleg of Education, Dillon, none, but wi soon issue Eastern Mon tana College ,of Education, Bi! lings, Northern Montan College, Havre, Montan School of Mines, Butte, General obligation bonds fo itate custodial institutions amount to Largest is the 195 State Hospital issue of This fall, Montanans will vote whether to continue the 10- million-dollar bond issue for th university of Montana. If ap proved, retirement would be from statewide- property tax levy. Madison, Jefferson ACS Committee Selections Announced WHITEHALL The Madison County and .the Jefferson County Agricultural Stabilization and Con- servation commillees for 1958 were elected by ASC community com niittee. chairmen meeting in con vehtion at Whitehall on Dec. 26 The elected members of thi .Madison County committee arc J. S. Fenlon, Sheridan: Russell A Anderson, Harrison; H. W. Hun dell, Cardwell; Bob Cline, Harri- son, and Ted Marsh, Sheridan. The Jefferson County commit- tee members elected for 1958 are: Paul Brenner, Cardwell; George JIcKeown, Cardwell; Vincent Capn, Whitehall; John Steingruber, Wil- low Creek, and William Connors, Whitehall. The newly elected county com- mittees, as well as the commu- nity ASC committeemen elected in general balloting which ended Dec. B, will take office January 1, 1958. The county committee, with assistance and recommendations from community committeemen, will be responsible for the ad- ministration of ASC programs in the counllej during the coming year. Carelessness Cited By Inquest Jury In Dillon Fatalities RIBGY, Idaho Mf> A coroner's jury Friday found no criminal negligence in the aulo accident death of a Montana woman and her boy. But the jury said three others involved were careless. Killed Dec. 7 were Mrs. L. E. Dielerle, 56, Dillon, and her 14- year-old son. The car they were in collided with a 60-ton earth mover on the highway near Rigby Coroner Norman Hall of Jcffer ion county said the carelessness was found by the jury in regarc to Bill Berrelt of Roberts, Idaho a construction company flagman; Don Turner of Rigby, driver ol the earth mover, and Dieterle, driver of the aulo in which his wife died. Dieferle and a daughter are re- covering. Reports on Indian Land Survey POPLAR HI At the close of the 1957 field season, acres of land on the Forl Peck Indian Reservation had been surveyed, leaving about lo go. Soil maps prepared from the surveys have a wide range of uses, but primarily they are used for evaluation of land for purposes of land appraisals, land use plan- ning, drainage of irrigated soils and determining the need for such management practices as strip cropping, stubble, mulch and cropping systems. tillage Western Author Vestal Dead CROW AGENCY, Mont. W Funeral services for western Au thor Walter S. ampbell, wh wrote some 20 books oil wester history under the pseudonym Stanley Vestal, will be conducte Tuesday morning In Custer Bat tlcficld National Monument Cem elery near Crow Agency. 'Campbell, 70, died Wednesday in Norman, Okla. He was pro fessor of journalism and creativ writing at the University of Okla home in Norman al the time o his death. Among his best known worki are "Jim Bridger, Mountai "Joe "Silting Bull and "War Drums and Cam. fires." He also wrote the Missour River book for Ihe "Rivers o America" series. Campbell was born In Kansa in 1887 and moved to the Chey enn Indian country in western Ok lahoma. He visited Don Rickey, Custe Battlefield historian, last August studying historical significance o Gen. George A. Custer's last .slant in the battle of the Liltle Big Horn lie asked lo be buried in Ihe na day in the weekly report of thcltional cemetery. Montana Oil and Gas Conserva-' A daughter in Washington, D. C tion "Commission. Largest of the new producers is in the Sumatra Field of Rosebud county. It is the Continental Oil Co. Retta H. Harris No. 1 with! initial output of 127 barrels ufj crude daily from 4.935 feet. Next largest is Shell Oil Co.'s No. 42-30C in Ihe Pine Field of Prairie county. This well had in- itial production of 100 barrels of oil a day from feet. An 18-barrel a day well is Hal- bert Jennings' Hanson No. 1 in the Southwest Pondera Field o[ Fort Peck Agency's land opera- tions office says about acres could bo surveyed annually with a full staff. Oil Board Lists Four New Wells HELENA W Four new wells producing a daily total of 25211. barrets of oil were listed Satur- The Rev. J, H. Hill, Episcopal Chapel pastor, will of ficiale at Ihe services. 2.227 feet. Smallest of the new producing of Indians' Group Asks for Fewer Land Sales FORSYTII.ro Passage of a Senate resolution to slow India land sales and establish a pro gram for the economic and socia Telon county. Production is from development of Indian communi ties was called for by Oliver La Farge, president of the Assn. on American Indian Affairs. In a letter lo association mem hers, a copy of which was re ceived in Forsyth, LaFarge alsi asked Ihe interior secretary U, stop the selling away of the'lam base of tribal communities. In the past three years, Ihe let er said, the Bureau of Indian Af fairs has authorized the sale o more than acres of Indian land, and more than acres have been fee patented and openet lo purchase by non-Indians. LaFarge wrote, 'invasion is called Indian lane sales." oil Wells is Trimont Drillings Co.'s Gov. No. 2 in the Kevin-Sunburst Field of Toole county. This wel had initial output of barrels daily from feet. Four dry holes were plugged and abandoned. They were, by county: Elaine Porter Oil Corp., Un- ruh No. 1, wildcat, al feet. Dawson Mobil Producing Co., F44-34-P, wildcat in the Hodges area, at feel. Fergus Lacy Armour's James fackson No. 1, wildcat, at eet. Wheatland Texote Oil Co., Mary Baker No. 1, wildcat, at ,144 feet. At week's end there were 116 veils on location or drilling in lonlana, including these six new ocations, by county: Fallen Shell-Norlhern Pacific Railway, NP 14-5, Wills Creek ield, to test the Siluro-Ordovici- an at feet; Shell-NP, Unit 23-8, Cabin Creek Field, to test .he Siluro-Ordovician at feel; Shell-NP, Unit 21-17, Cabin Creek Field, to test Ihe Cambrian at feet. Rosebud Continental Oil Co. letta H. Harris No. 3, Sumatra Field, lo lest the Tyler at eet; Juniper Oil Mining Co. ovt. No. 1, to test Ihe Heath al ,200 feet. Teton Phillips Petroleum Co., Cropp No. 1, to test the Mission ariyon at feet. Jew-Type Oppression )n Catholics leporled in China ROME W) The Catholic News ervice (CCS) reported Saturday iat, "a new form of systematic ipression" is being used by the h i n e s e Communists atholics in Canton. againsl Quoting an "eye witness who has een able to leave China in Ihe st few days" and Uring news to lissionary circles in Rome, CCS aid: Twice a week Catholics in Can- in are forced lo attend Commu- isl party indoclrinalion meelings. fterwards, the priests and nuns re questioned individually about leir thoughts on the Red regime nd its efforts to break the ties etween Chinese Catholics and the of Canton, Msgr Montcmcms Among Talkingest People in Nation HELENA Montanans are tome of the talkingest people in the nation as far as the telephone is concerned, a spokesman for the Mountain States Telephone Tel- egraph Co. said Salurday. State residents averaged about 513 conversations each the past year, compared with about 426 calls per inhabitant of the United States in 195G, the lalesl figures available. Alaska averaged 630 conversa ions per person last year lo lead the talking list. The nation in 1956 had 35 tele- phones ncr'100 persons, which was matched by Montana. ftlontarta cities having over elephones are Billings Falls' Missoula Helena Bozeman 'Anaconda MJles Kallspelj; Jayre Livingston Lew- stpwri and Glcndive 3.B46. Is served by Pacific Ofrcr Light Co., the others by "'r- atk'an. The bishop Jomenico Tang, has refused to at- end these sessions, CCS said. As result, the Reds have called him lo (he Office of Religious Affairs "to receive instruction 'on the way to administer the diocese.' He al- so has been subjected lo intense questioning about his views on priests cooperating with Hie Reds and about Ihe source of Catholic church funds. Report Shortcut In Hay Hauling LEWISTOWN Ml Two Healh ranchers, who before moving to central Montana about five years ago had farmed in Nebraska, have demonstrated to their neigh- bors a shortcut in hay hauling. E. C. Clark and his son-in-law, Evans Owens, say their method is nothing new to ranchers in the norlhwesfern corner of Nebraska, but they had not seen it used in central Montana. This is the procedure: The hay is piled up in five lo six-ton stacks on (he meadow. Then a caterpillar Iraclor pushes the stacks onto a flat, tilled bed wagon. Clark and Owens use a 12 by 18-fool wagon. After Ihe stack is placed on the wagon, the cat pulls the load lo Hie pasture or wherever the hay is lo be stored. Clark says this usual- ly takes about an hour. At its final location, a cable is thrown around Ihe hay, both ends of (ho cable attached lo the cat and the slack pulled off the wagon. In addition to labor saving, explains, "You have no deer Irouble as you load, a stack on the wagon and feed it until ll's gone. You never pilch Ihe hay bul POPLAR ffl The Fort Peck Indian Agency has called for bids for a Jan. 28 sale of Indian lands. The bids on 109 tracts will be opened at 10 a. m. in Poplar. Manslaughter Trial At Great Falls Is Set for Jan. 27 GREAT FALLS W Trial of lack W. Trodick, 28, on traffic manslaughter charge will be Jan. 27 before Dist. Judge R. J. Nel- son. Trodick. a Great Falls Insur- ance agent, pleaded innocent lo the charge which stems from the Dec. 14 death of G. county and must be fi- lax levies on local Herman Baehler, 20. Baehler was a pas- senger in Trodick's car when it missed a curve. A coroner's jury recommended prosecution. County Medical, Hospital Costs Total expenditures Tor furnishing medical care for :hc indigent in Montana amounted to for the fiscal year 195G-57, according to a report ap- pearing in Ihe current issue of the Montana Taxpayer. The report which was verified by county officials stated that all medical care cosls are a responsibility nanced from property. By reducing the total exepndi- lures to a per-capita basis, the study revealed a wide variation among counties of comparable size. For counties with more than population, the Cascade av- erage of was over Ihree limes more than the Yellowslone County per-capita cost of In the population group of to Glacier County had a high of per capila while Park County was low with The Toole County cost of per-capila was high in the 5 to 000 population group while Carbon County was low with In the lo group, Mineral Coun- ty was high witii per-capita, while Granite was the lowest in the state with 91 cents. In Ihe counties wilh populations below Garfield Counly was high with while Petroleum was "ow with per-capila. Outlook Oil Field Still Not Defined BILLINGS W Amerada Pe- roleum Co.'s Outlook Field in Sheridan county, the outstanding Montana discovery in Ihe past lew years, apparently still is far from being defined. The current issue of '.he Mon- ana Oil Journal points out that ivest of the producing area last veek, the No. 1 Thorson flowed oil on drill stem test of the Winni- icgosis (basal Devonian) and is Irilling deeper. Six and one-half miles to the northeast, Gulf's No. 1 Paulson s drilling past and is due o complete in a week or two. At cast two additional slepouts in he area have been announced by Amerada. Drilling so far indicates the pos- iibiiity that the Outlook Field may actually be Iwo, adjacent tieids, Veighl was given to Ihp possibili- y by location of the Dillon Bureau To report change of address, de- linquent service, etc., phone 252-R. News, phone 55. Martin Fabac Succumbs at 66 DILLON Martin Fabac, 66, World War I veteran and a rancher in Ihe Birchcreek area since 1919, died Friday after two years of failing health. He became seriously ill several weeks ago and was brought to the Barr'ett Hospital. The well-known rancher was born in Austria in January, 1891, and eanie to .the United States in 1909, going first to Calumet, Mich., where he worked In the mines for two years before joining his broth ers, Matt and Charles Fabatz in Butte in 1911. After 8 years In the Butte mines, the three brothers bought the Ban- ning Ranch in Ihe Birchcreek area where Martin Fabae lived ever since. After a year his brother Charles returned lo Bulte and Mar- lin continued to operate the ranch with his brother Matt who dijd in 1926. Mr. Fabac was a member of Beaverhead Post, American Le- gion, in Dillon. Of a quiet and retiring nature, he was known in his community as an industrious worker, and a fine and helpful neighbor. The body is in the Brundage Funeral Home where the Rosary will he recited Monday evening at 8 o'clock by the Rev. Bernard ,T. Sullivan of St. Rose Church. Requiem mass will be at 10 1'ctock Tuesday morning in St. Rose Church at a time to he announced, with final riles at the graveside in the family plot in Mountain Viev Cemetery. Immediate members of the fam ily who survive include a brothel and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs Charles Fabatz of Butte; a sister Mrs. Alary Portland Ore., and a brother and a sister in Croatia, Yugoslavia. There are number of nieces and nephews. Ex-Slate Auditor Dies in Oregon LEWISTOWN W V- Montana's eighth state auditor, Rufus G, Poland, died recently at Portland, Ore., where he was a district court clerk. He was about 80 years old. Before his appointment BE audi- tor by Gov. Samuel V. Stawart June 28, 191V, to complete the term of William Keating who died in offico, Poland was Fergus coun- ty treasurer. Poland was the second Mon- tana-born auditor. The first was Charles M. McCoy. Poland served as auditor until Jan. 6, 1919, when George P. Porter, who defeated him in the 1918 general election, to Lewisfown, i Operation took office. Before moving Poland lived in the Fergus county mining town of Gilt Edge where his father had a mercantile busi- ness. Poland was born at Suite in 1877. After leaving the auditor's of- fice Poland moved to Portland where he arid his wife operated a ladies' ready to wear shop. Then he became active in Portland poli- tics and was appointed a .district court clerk, an office he held at the time of his death. Fire Badly Damages William Gray Home discovered by a passing motorist did considerable iamage to the William Gray home 639 W. Park, before it was extin- guished by the Dillon Fire Dept. about 11 o'clock Friday night, rire Chief Al Simon said that the ?rays were out of town and or- gin of the fire had not been de- .ermined. John Spehar of Anaconda dis- covered the fire when he drove jast the house and saw the flick- ering light which he at first be a Christmas that the in- erior of the house was aflame and >honed in the alarm from a neigh- jor's house. The fire truck ant crow arrived quickly and soon lad the blaze controlled, but Chief 3ijnon said that both the upstairs and downstairs were badly dam aged. ieved to be from rce. Then he saw Youth Injured In Fatal Crash Said Recovering DILLON Dean South, 15-year- ild high school boy who was se- -erely injured in a car accident iear Jackson on Dec. 1, is on the oad to recovery in a Bulte hospi- al, it was learned from his ills, Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. South, m Friday. Dean suffered severe internal in- jries and his pelvic bone was ractured in four places in the accident which claimed the life f his companion, 15-year-old Carl leikkila, driver of the car which verlurned on a curve of the Jack- on-Dillon highway. Reports from the hospital indi- late that Dean's chances for a lomplete recovery are good, but le will be in the hospital for sev- ral weeks. Plans Completed For Elks' Dance DILLON Plans are completed ir the dance and supper to be given by the Dillon Elks Lodge in New Year's Eve at St. James Juild Hail, it has been announced >y Edgar Williams, chairman of he Youth Activities Committee In 'barge of arrangements. All teenagers of the area have been invited to the affair which tarts at 9 p.m. Favors of all kinds vill be distributed and a turkey upper with all the trimimngs will IE served at midnight. Given Fine Jean Swetich was sscssed a fine of on a giiilly lea lo a charge of selling beer o a minor at the Dillon Hotel bar n Christmas night, at a hearing n justice court before Judge Dick ..aler on Friday aflernoon. The harge was made by city police nd sheriff's officers. ry hole drilled rant lease, on the Charles Dillon Briefs and Mrs. Roy L. Stocker were visitors in Dillon Friday from their ranch near Grant. Mrs. L..W. Fredrickson of Mel- rose was a visitor in Dillon Salur- day. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Ramsey and Iwo children are visiting in Dil- lon from Dawson Creek, B. C., guests at the home of Mr. Ram- sey's mother, Mrs. Bernice Ram- sey. The family Kijo.yed a reunion dinner on Christmas with Mrs. Zclla Stcele of Bulte, and Mr. and Mrs. William Wagner nf'Mclrosc, attending. Water from Ihe Triple Divide peak, In Glacier Nnlionnl park, flows into three different oceans Atlantic, Pacific and Hie Arctic. Geological Survey Has Report About Lodge Grass Lands WASHINGTON M Formations in the ground under Montana's lower Liltle Big Horn Valley are discussed in a U. S. Geological Survey report released Saturday by the Interior Dept. The report, which deals with the drainage of waterlogged land, said wells in the Lodge Grass area, including those supplying the town, tap the Parkman sandstone formation. Water in the Parkman, accord- ing to the report, is suitable for most domestic uses and for live- stock "but its high per cent of sodium makes it unsuitable for ir- rigation on a sustained basis." The report said leakage- from the valley's irrigation distribution system has waterlogged many tracts of farmland. As a result, additional drainage facilities are needed. Much of the underground water in Big Horn county is suitable for both irrigation and domestic uses, Ihe report went on, but in a few localities it is unsatisfactory for nearly all purposes. Arthur Richmond, Ind., kneels by the cot of cheer- ful but critically ill daughter, 11-year-old Judith Anri, after refusing to permit an operation for acute apendicitis be- cause of religious scruples. He later consented to the oper- ation under threat of a court order. Chamber Calls For Optimism .HELENA M Montarm Chamber of Commerce Salurday urged Montanans lo approach the year 1958 with optimism. Bill Browning, Ihe executive vice president, said: "If we hide our heads the first moment clouds the sky we will never see the sunshine which dispels the clouds." He suggested that residents adopt the chamber's New Year molto, "Lei's accelerate in '58." The economic picture has two sides, Browning said In a' pre- pared statement. "While there are evident dips In some segments of the Montana economy, there are rises in other he said. The statement quoted a Mon- tana State University publication as saying the Montana agriculture picture this year has been one of the brightest in years, helping tn offset declines in mining and building. Charles Hartman Taken by Death Charles Harlman, 315 E. Sum- mil, died Saturday evening in a local hospital following an ex- tended illness. He was a native of Sweden but resided here for the past 50 years. Mr. Hartman was a miner. He was a veteran of World War I and belonged lo the Eagles Lodge and Butte Miners Union. Survivors include his wife, Myr- lle; brother, Bernard Hartman, and sister, Mrs. Anna Holmes, in Sweden; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Richmond of Dillon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Withinglon and Joseph Richmond of Dillon, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Richmond of Taft, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Edwards of Anaconda; sev- eral nephews, nieces and cousins in Butte, Dillon, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. The body is in the Duggan's Merrill Mortuary. 7-Year-Old Found Driving Truck WASHINGTON, England W Motorisls blinked as a small truck weaved through the traffic here, apparently without a driver. They watched as the truck scraped against the wall of a po- lice station and shuddered to a halt. Then the driver got out. The driver was Jim Brennan, just 7 years old and four feet high. He had driven the truck, which belonged to his uncle, 1'A miles along sharp busy streets, around five corners, across a railroad crossing and up and down three steep hills. He couldn't see over the driv- ing wheel. He had great difficulty reaching the pedals. And he had no idea how lo stop. It all happened because Jim went lo his uncle's house on ail errand and missed the bus home. His uncle was out. He saw the truck standing thero and climbed Starting, accelerating and changing gears were all easy. He had watched his uncle do it. As for slopping well, he hoped that when he got home his uncle would be there' to show him how. Mrs. C. A. Redpalh Dies in California HELENA Word has been re- ceived here of the death of Mrs. Charles A. Redpath, 57, who died Christmas eve in Millbrae, Calif. Mrs. Redpath, the former Vi rcta McKinley, had been in ill- health for several months..She re- signed from her position wilh the state board of health in June to be with her daughter, Mrs. Martin Cahan of Millbrae. Mrs. Redpath was born Aug. 21, 1900, and had lived in Helena most of her life. She was a past matron of Miriam Chapter, Order of East- ern Star, and made her home at 909 with her mother, Mrs. John C. Robey. Survivors in addition to her daughter and mother include a son, Charles A. Redpath Jr., of Denver; two granddaughters, Les- lie and Kathy Hedpath of Denver, and two grandsons, Tommy and Richard Callan of Millbrae. Mr. Redpath died June 1, 1953. The body will be returned from California for funeral services and burial here. Land Sale Set BROWNING W Bids will be opened Jan. 21 on about acres of allotted land on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Bids on the sale, the seventh at the Blackfeet Agency, are sub- ject to acceptance by Indian own- ;rs. On some of Ihe allotments of- rered, the tribe has been granted he privilege of meeting any high bid and taking title to Iho land. Mineral rights, including oil and gas, are included in most of (he allotments. Gets Award BILLINGS W Walter A. Bud- ,vig, airways operations specialist in the Civil Aeronautics Adminis- ralion air traffic communications station al Billings, has been giv- ;n an award for sustained super- or performance. Budwig has )cen al the Billings post for years. 14 The real name of Pocahontas vas Mnlosnkn. Pocalionlas is a nickname meaning "playful." Girl Who Received Kidney From Sister Succumbs BOSTON <U.R) A 15-year-old girl who received a healthy kidney from her twin sister in a delicate transplant operation died Saturday night at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Delores Huskey of De Soto, Mo., died of nephritis, the disease that originally had involved both of her own kidneys. The disease subse- quently affected the transplanted kidney received from her twin, Doris. Death came four days after the girls celebrated their" 15th birth- days. The transplanted kidney func- tioned normally for more lhan two months until It was attacked by the disease, the hospital said Saturday night. A 14-year-old Pocatello, Idaho, boy died Dec. 8 after a similar kidney transplant. Jimmy Foster succumbed 13 days after receiving a healthy kidney from his twin brother, Jerry, al the. same hos- pital. The Foster boy's death was the first post-operalive fatality in six kidney transplants at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Influenza Marks Health Report HELENA la Influenza con- tinues to dominate the Montana Board of Health's weekly com- municable disease report. A total of 288 new cases were listed Saturday for the week end- ed Dec. 21. This compares with 301 for the comparable previous week a week, year The ago turned up 13 cases. With just one week remaining in 1957, new cases of influenza for the year total compared with in the first 51 weeks of 1956. New cases last week included 51 in Hill county and 50 each in Hamilton and Laurel. The number of new chicken pox cases declined for Ihe week. The report listed 33 new cases, com- pared with 303 the previous week and 79 for the week ended Dec. 21, 1956. Measles cases, totalling 32 for the week, were down 118 from the previous week and 34 from the comparable week a year ago. Author of Article. BOZEMAN Louis G. True, di- rector of publications at Montana State College, is the author of a feature in the December USDA "Extension Service Review." A graduate of MSC, True is well- known for his contributions to farm magazines, and his support of the Montana Flying Farmers' Assn. He has recently served as sec- retary for Ihe organization. In his article "Healthy Healthy True presents [he story of the Montana Extension Service' all-out effort for range apprecialion and management. For the Birds STAMFORD, Conn. Webster C. Givens considered Sat- urday a plan to install a .tape re- corder and Iwo amplifiers in Ihe attic of city hall lo serenade birds with music they don't like. Starlings roasted on the city hall clock each night last winler caus- rig it to slop until Ihe recorder and amplifiers were installed. They have relumed again and Ihe may- or is considering gelling Ihe equip- ment back lo -gel rid of the birds. Townsend to Be Scene of Course BOZEMAN Prospecting and fossil identification are among the topics to be covered in the general geology course Jan. 6-March 24 at Townsend High School says Dr. William McMannis, assistant prof- essor of geology at Montana State College. The non-credit course, lo be held on Monday evening from 7 to 9, also includes mineral identifica- tion, historical geology, minerals used for precious stones, and phy- sical geology. "General geology is being taught as part of the continuing educa- tion program at MSC. The people in and around Townsend requested McMannis added. McMannis wilt teach the course. He has a doctor's .degree in geolo- gy from Princeton University and taught at the Montana School of Mines prior lo joining the MSC faculty. All interested persons are In- vited to enroll at the first class meeting. Registration fee is Phone Company Spent Million on Construction in 1957 DENVER Wt The Mountain States Telephone Telegraph Co. announced Saturday it completed a construction program totaling about 110 million dollars in 1957. "The new facilities provided service lo many new customers, witli improved service to present customers, and brought the total construction expenditures lo over 420 million dollar.1! in the last five President Walker K. Koch said. More than telephones were added by the company In 1957, Koch added, bringing the to- tal number in service throughout the firm's seven slate area to In addition, over telephones in 38 exchanges were changed to dial service during the year. Eighty-nine per cent of the company's telephones now are dial-operated, an increase of five per cent during 1957. The firm operates In Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Ida- ho, New Mexico, Utah and El Paso County, Tex. To help finance the 1957 con- struction program, Koch said, the company issued shares of new stock at a par value of per share and sold 35 million dol- lars in debentures.. "We that many sections of our territory are maintaining their rapid rate of growth and will require additional telephone serv- ice and pur 1958 program likely will continue at the same high Koch said. The number of em- ployes increased during the year lo a total of over The 1957 total payroll 'was more than 113 million dollars, Koch said. German Mission Will Pay Call on Formosa TAIPEI, Formosa (U.R) The first West German goodwill mis- sion to visit this Nationalist Chi- nese island stronghold will arrive early next month, it was an- nounced Salurday. The foreign ministry said the 10- member group, most of whom are members of the West German Parliament, will make a two-week lour. The ministry said Ihe visit is purely goodwill in nature, but Chinese newspapers speculated the Germans may enter into Irade talks. Five Killed When Train Hits Auto SAN ANTONIO <U.R) _ A Mis- souri Kansas -Texas passenger train, going 60 miles an hour, smashed into an automobile at a crossing Saturday, killing five persons and critically injuring a sixth. Engineer J. C. Thomason of San Antonio, who said it was his second 'accident in 40 years of railroading, said he blew his whistle a quarter of a mile from the crossing but the car kept going. The grinding crash lore the car Into hunks smoking metal and strewed almost unrecognizable bodies 170 feet along the tracks. All the dead and injured were in Ihe car. None of the crew or on the train, the iMKT'i Tcx-ai Injured. Hospital Notes ST. JAMES Trenna Scof- field, Townsend; Ramon Sanchez, Butte; Mrs. Amanda Curtis, 1133 E. Galena; Dean O'Neill, 705A Colorado; Mrs. Kalherine Mufich, 154 Cherry; Mike Dayich, 731 E. Park; Mrs. Rose Rielly, 1028 W. Porphyry; Angus McDonald, Phil- ipsburg; Alton W. Cottrell, 2918 Yale; John Benski, 2013 Leather- wood; Dorothy L. Jordan, 814 Cale- donia; James P. Mulhern, 11 S. Montana; Alfred Paynter Jr., So- attle; Robert F. Heard, 3149 Plac- er; William J. Bowler, 424 N. Washington; Mrs. William Kearns, Melrose. Green, 1007 S. Dakota; Angelo Juarez, 215 S. Dakota; Dennis Liltle, 602 W. Quartz; Patricia McCaslin, 700 Evans; Mark McGuinness, 739 W. Broadway; Benjamin Moore, 314 Irwine; Carole Sukovsky, Butte; Gerald Harrington, 2800 Bayard; Robert Walks, 4Vi Mile Vue; Rich- ard Cooke, 435 E. Broadway? Mrs. Johann Kearns, Anaconda; Mrs. William McCormick and daughter. Anaconda; Mrs. James Lunney and daughter, 835 16lh St.; John DeArchie, 27 W. Quartz; Mrs. Maa Stephens, 2645 Ottawa; Ramon D. Sanchez, Doyle Hotel; Micki Ruth Smith, Helena; JUarlene Sprague, 542 W. Granite; Mr. and Mrs. John T. Holmes, E. Front. COMMUNITY MEMORIAL Ruth Pritchard, 820 Lexington; Mrs. Christina Mac- Donald, 665 S. Travonia; Mrs. Phyllis Lawrence, 2412 Harrison; Mrs. Ruth A. Beckman, Rocker; Mrs. Beatrice I. O'Donnell, Ana- conda; Mrs. Lucille Everett, 611 W. Park; Laurence V. Conwell, 832 S. Dakota. Marie Laugh- ery, 515 N. Main; Master Donald J. Grosso, 2527 Locust; Master John Hicfts, 2910 Floral; Mrs. Bea- trice Parker, 1030 Missoula; Fred Martinez, 118 S. Ohio; Mrs. Mary C. Hurtado, 39 E. Platinum; Ada Jean Gish, Anaconda; Master Ken- nelh Webster and Barbara Web- sler, 1136 E. Second; Mrs. Alice Barlzen, 942 W. Granite; Mrs. Leslie and daughter, 21C4 Oak; Andreas Macias, 303 N, Main. Party Reaches Point Of No Return On Trek lo Pole AUCKLAND, N. Z. WI Sir mund Hillary's party has reached the point of no return on its over- land trek to the South Pole. The four-man group Is now 240 miles from the bottom of the world. Hillary's radio message to Scott Base, his camp near McMurdo Sound, was monitored here. It said the band of New Zealanders "is undergoing some strain at an alti- tude of feet." Bul he added that they covered 41 miles during the night, which means the group is keeping up a steady pace. They have averaged from 40 to 50 miles for the past few nights. Hillary also reported ha was about a day's journey from tha 200-mile slretch covered by Capt. Robert F. Scott on his ill-fated trek lo the pole 46 years ago. The Scott party died on the way back and no one has made it overland to Ihe pole since then. Reporls from another team head- ed by British Dr. Vivian Fuchs were not so good. Traveling to- wards the pole from the opposite direction, Fuchs has made only 35 miles since Wednesday and has al- most 500 more to go., Startles Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus HT-Gov. Sir Hugh Foot, whose unorthodox get- down-lo-the-people moves h a v startled Cyprus, did II again Sat- urday. He has dispensed wilh the arm- ored car bodyguard used by the former governor, Sir John Har- ding. Saturday morning emerged from Government House on a horse. He appeared unannounced In Greek and Turkish villages where violence often has flared in Ihe Greek Cypirot campaign to unile this British colony wilh Greece. How's That Again? LONDON The Eastern Electricity Board's official mag- azine Saturday printed Ihis letter from a dissatisfied customer: "The bit what the water comes out of has come out of the bit what the water passes through before passing into the bit Ihnl it should come out of wilh Ilia, result that the water now comes out of Ihe bit that it used lo pass through on ils way Into the part that it should come out of instead of com- ing out of (he bil thai H should corns out oL"