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����^��� je Astoos T?OT-io^sTH Poplar, Nashua Meet for District AAU Title Mar. 1 Final.'; of the district AAU basketball tournament, which were to have been played in Poplar Tuesday evening were postponed due to the blizzard and the games will now be played Tuesday evening. March 1. at the armory in Poplar. Clsshine in the championship game will be the Poplar Legion team and the Nashua Independent cngers. The winner will represent the district in the State AAU ioii"<pv at Billings March 3. 4 and ">. Wolf Point and Glasgow, semifinals lews, will m�ot in the consolation game for third place. The Poplar team moved into the finals by downing Frazer in the ooening round 75 to 54 after a faltering rtart and then downed the Markles of Glasgow auintet easily 82 to 45 in the semi-final round. The Nashua powerhouse, which has lost only two games this season, blasted the Ophiem AFB team 92 to 42 in first round play and then took out the Wolf Point team 76 to 69 in the semi-finals. This latter game was a real thriller and gave the fans some really high-calibre ball. Nashua, which holds two wins over Poplar earlier in the year, is paced by Ronnie McPherson. 6-foo' 4-ir.?h stalwart, who is regarded as the top player in Independent cage circles in this region. Also with the Nashua club is Jim Hill, star on the Nashua high team last year and an all-state forward. The Poplar team is playing better ball now than when they lost to Nashua earlier, and the boys hope to repeat as winners of the local district AAU title. POPLAR MAN IS IMPRISONED ON FORGERY CHARGE Kenneth Kennedy of Poplar, a former Wolf Point resident, was convicted of forgery on Monday. February 21. and taken to the state prison at Deer Lodge by Sheriff Shuman for 18 months imprisonment. He was apprehended in Poplar on January 25 after forging the name of W. P. Lockman to a $23 check and cashing it at the Penner grocery store. The minor amount of money involved had no bearing on the length of imprisonment since forgery constitutes a felony in itself. Play Presented by Poplar P.T.A. for "founders Day" The Poplar Parent Teachers Association met in the high school gym Wednesday evening to observe "Founders Day." A smaller -than-usual crowd was in attendance. After the meeting was opened by Iva Trinder two girls. Carmen Mohr and Florce Johnson plavcd saxophone numbers. During the business meeting the matter of having the streets and highway adjoining the school grounds patroled in some manner to protect 'he children was brought no. There was considerable discission of the problem, after which it was decided to have a committee investigate the matter and see w-h�* ac*'on can be �ak**n. Af'.er the b�siness session a play "Where. Oh Where. But in America" was presented. In the cast were: Mrs. John Covlin. as narrator: Mrs. Harry Mason, a recreational worker: Rev. Kenneth Lehman, as a minister: and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bunnell as the fathei and mother. Music during the play was under the direction of Mrs. Marv Jane Wigle. Solo Darts were taken by Winona and Henrietta Martin and four sixth grade boys. Robert Hagadone. Robert Helmer. Frank Smith and Erroll Bunnell, also sang. A special collection was taken for "Founders Day" and lunch was served in the school lunch room. A feature of the lunch was a specially decorated "Founders Day" cake. Poplar Ferry Will Operate This Year As in The Past The Poplar Ferry Association met at the armory in Poplar Monday to plan for the coming yenr. Present in addition to members of the association were the Roosevelt county commissioners. Richland county commissioners and one commissioner from McCone county. It was decided to carry on the ferry operation as it has been in the past with each of the three counties paying a part of the operator's salary. The operator this year will be Ernest Hagen. SIMARD TO HEAD FAIR BOARD; YOUTH FAIR SET John Simard. Bainville. was elected Chairman of the Roosevelt County Fair Board at their first 1955 meeting held in Culbertson last week. Attending the meeting were Board members W. E. Burni-son. Wolf Point: Oscar Hippe. Froid: and John Simard: Vo-Ag Instructors Vernon Pacovsky. Bainville. and Tom Lippert. Culbertson: Ted Wix and Bill Krall. representing the Culbertson Lions Club; Randall Johnson. Secretary. Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce, and Extension Agents Don Hunter and Bob Roush. Roush was appointed Secretary for the 1955 fair. The Culbertson Lions Club will sponsor the 1955 Youth Fair which will be held in Culbertson. Saturday. September 10. The 1954 Youth Fair, the first event of its kind in many years, was held in Wolf Point and sponsored by the Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce. The Board Members and others present reviewed the 1954 program and decided to plan the 1955 Fair on much the same basis, with only a few minor changes. Following the meeting the Board Members and Carston Beck. Member of the Board of County Commissioners, checked the buildings at the fair grounds near Culbertson to determine what work needed to be done to get them in shape for use next fall. TRAFFIC SNEAK LIKE CHEATING AT SOLITAIRE Have you ever chuckled at the fellow who cheats at solitaire? If you have, you'll probably be interested in the views expressed by Supervisor Glenn M. Schultz today as he discussed the know and obey traffic laws program which the Montana Highway Patrol is conducting in cooperation with the National Safety Council. Schultz says many of us duplicate the chiseling solitaire player's tactics when we drive in traffic� sneaking through a stop light, driving a few miles over the speed limit or otherwise disobeying the traffic laws. "Traffic laws are made for our protection and we're obviously cheating ourselves when we disobey them." Schultz said. "And what's more, our irresponsiblie conduct also exposes everyone else on the road to danger." Those of us who excuse our recklessness by saying we only disregard traffic laws when it's safe to do so came in for a special word of advice. "We're just kidding ourselves when we come up with that alibi." Schultz said. "It's never safe to disobey traffic laws." He explained that traffic laws are made after careful studies by traffic engineers and enforcement people, and that there's expert thinking behind the placement of traffic signs and signals. Here's an example," Schultz said. "You may be driving along a residential street, and. because there is no traffic at the moment, you may think it isn't necessary to stay within the posted limit of 20 m.p.h. Suddenly a little girl bounds out in front of your car. Her life depends on how fast you can stop. You didn't know it, but there are many youngsters living in the neighborhood and the people who set the speed limit were providing for just such an emergency as this." Schultz urged Montana drivers not to cheat themselves by disobeying the law. "It may be fun to fool yourself at solitaire." he said, '"but it can be just plain fatal to fool yourself in traffic." Week's Weather Max Min. Prec. Feb. 17 .......... ..... 35 15 .01 <wind) Feb. 18 .......... .... 16 2 tr. Feb. 19 .......... ..... 8 �24 .00 Feb. 20 .......... .... 27 11 tr. Feb. 21 .......... 25 6 tr. Feb. 22 .......... ..... 21 3 .01 Feb. 23 ......... ..... 4 -17 .02 Wednesday light -25. William Gatlin Wins Medals at Rifle Matches William Gatlin of Poplar covered himself with medals at the Yellowstone Valley rifle matches held in Big Timber Saturday and Sunday of this week. Bill who was entered in the "sharpshooter class, together with 16 other riflemen, brought home six of the 10 prizes offered in his class. He scored first places in kneeling and sanding; sitting and standing, and iron sight aggregate. He took second place in prone and standing with iron sights, second in sitting and kneeling with iron sights and second in grand aggregate scores. The matches were held on an indoor range with .22 calibre rifles. This was the first big rifle match in which Mr. Gatlin ever competed. IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM WILL START MARCH 5 The Lions Club Immunization program plans are nearly complete ami the first of the shots and vaccinations will be given at the Poplar Armory Saturday. March 5. The Lions who are providing the serum free of charge as well as arranging for t^e administrating of the shots are asking every parent with a child of pre-school or grade school age to be sure that their child Is given the protection offered by immunization. They want everyone to feel free to take advantage of this free service. They point out that not only should they feel free to avail themselves of free immunization, but they should feel duty bound to give their children the advantage of this health miracle. While everyone who has been immunized will be protected against the ilisease. it is the desire of the club to have so many of the children protected that Poplar will not need to fear a possible outbreak of one of the four diseases which children will be vaccinated against. The shots are safe, and the child will suffer a minimum of discomfort either from the shot or the reaction of the serum. Medical science has proven that immunization is safe and sure. The Lions ask only one thing, and that is that each child be accompanied by a parent, guardian or some responsible adult person. POPLAR CITY ELECTION SET FOR APRIL 4 A city election will oe held in Poplar Monday, April 4. at which time voters will select four coun-cilmen. a mayor, city treasurer and l police judge. In order to qualify as a councilman a citizen must have lived in Poplar for at least one year and be a land owner in Poplar. The mayor, city treasurer and police iudge must be two-year residents :>f the city and have lived in the state three years. Present office holders are: J. M. Nass. mayor: Melvin Engles. Al-'red Knudson, Hans Nelsen and Otis Dahl. councilmen; Mrs. Ber-nice Hanson, treasurer; and I. L. Ramsled. police judge. Ft. Peck Tribal Board Approves Election Results The Tribal Executive Board of the Fort Peck tribes met in special session Tuesday. They discussed the budget and aftei some debate approved payment of the various expense items in connection with the recent election, including the payment of election officials. The board passed a resolution ap-oroving and affirming the action of the Fort Peck tribes at the referendum Friday. The matter of radios for the police car.1, came up and after some discussion was turned over to the law and order committee for study. Also discussed was the proposal that the tribe join other law enforcement groups in establishing a police radio network, the expense of which would be paid by the various groups. This was also turned over to the law and order committee. The matter of paying taxes on oil royalties and production was brought up. and the group was of the opinion the Indians should not have to pay this tax. The resolu-�ons committee will be in session this week to draw up a resolution on the oil taxes. The land committee has been called to meet February 28 to work on numerous land matters that need clearing up. Weekend Guest* Mr. and Mrs. Al Jorgensen and daughters. Joan and Jean of Fort Peck came to Poplar Friday evening to attend the magic show and were weekend guests in the Glenn Bunnell home. They returned to their home Sunday evening. FIFTY PEOPLE ATTEND H08PITAL 8ILVER TEA Over fifty persons attended the hospital silver tea at the home of Mrs. Joe Frerich last Thursday afternoon. The table was beautifully centered with red carnations and pine cones and contained a delicious assortment of cookies. Assisting Mrs. Frerich as hostesses were Mrs. Glenn Bunnell and Mrs. M. T. James. Mrs. John Duf-field. Mrs. Martin Zollar. Mrs. Roy Richard and Mrs. Don Johnson poured. SADDLE CLUB MAKING DRIVE FOR 1955 DUES The Poplar Saddle Club has announced that dues must be paid up by February 28. After the 28th. members will have to rejoin and pay the $10 fee instead of dues which amount to $5. Searching Parties Seek Missing Boy During Blizzard STATE FISHING SEASON SET MAY 22 NOV. 30 Montana's regular 1955 fishing season will open May 22 and close November 30, according to regulations adopted this week by the Montana Fish and Game Commission. The over-all creel and possession limit authorized for the season will be 15 fish not to exeed ten pounds with the provision that not over ten of the total catch may be rainbow and cutthroat and not over five may be grayling. This provision has been adopted to restrict the take of cutthroat and rainbow, and to encourage the use of more abundant and wary brown trout. Brook trout, and other species. Twenty Rocky Mountain white-fish will be the creel limit for 1955. This is state-wide. One of the major changes occurs in northwestern counties of Flathead. Lake. Lincoln. Mineral and Sanders. Except for almost all the lakes which are open the entire year, the season in these counties will be open June 26 as a protection to the trout which spawn later in this region. Provision is made for" the taking of Bull trout (Dolly Varden) from the Blankenship Bridge to Flathead Lake beginning May 29. 1955. Where the lakes in this western area are open to fishing the entire year, an area 300 feet into the lake from stream r ouths will be closed March 1 to Jane 25. Following the recent findings of fisheries biologists which show that in some areas the fish do not reach legal size and thus never become available to the fisherman, the Commission continued to rule out any size restrictions with the exception of an 18-inch length limit on Dolly Varden (bull trout) in Flathead Lake and its tributaries, and on northern pike. A five fish. 15 pound and 1 fish limit will be effective on northern pike. The limit on pike perch (walleye pike and sugar) will be 15 fish, not to exeed 15 pounds and 1 fish. A 15 pound and 1 fish will apply to bass. Complete regulations for each county will be available in May. Acting Commission Chairman Man-son H. Bailey, Jr., advised. He urged all fishermen to obtain their free copy of the regulations when they purchase a 1955 license. Bailey also pointed out that 1954 licenses will expire April 30. 1955. The first battleship to be sunk by an airplane, the ex-German warship "Ostfriesland." was destroyed July 21. 1921 near Hampton Roads, Virginia, in a bombing demonstration conducted by General Billy Mitchell. � � - CALENDAR Coming Events s College Extension Service Offers Beef Information "Production and Carcass Quality in Beef Cattle," is the title of a new circular published by the Montana Agricultural Experiment station. The circular gives the results of experiments undertaken to determine what effect, if any, the selection for heavier weaning weights snd more rapid and efficient gains might have upon the carcass quality of beef cattle. The growth, feed consumption and carcass appraisal records of 635 Hereford steers were analyzed in making the study. In a summary of the study, the circular points out that differences in weaning weight had no apparent effect upon the carcass appraisals following a 250-day feeding period and that it is possible to select for heavier weaning wieghts without sacrificing fleshing qualities. It was also found that the ability to make rapid growth has little relationship with fleshing qualities "It appears to be entirely possible," according to the circular, "to combine the two characteristics, but there must be independent selection for both gain and thickness of fleshing. In other words, selection for gaining ability alone will not improve conformation nor will selection for conformation alone result in improved gaining ability. These data do not support the belief that steers selected for gaining ability alone produce less desirable carcasses." Copies of the circular may be obtained at the office of county extension agents or by writing to the Library, Montana Agricultural Experiment station, Bozeman. Searching parties totaling nearly 50 people searched around Poplar for hours in the storm Thursday evening for 12-year-old Joe Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lo\iis Frederick, who was reported missing on his way home from school. The blizzard Thursday of last week was the worst storm of the winter and several motorists were marooned on the road when the storm reached its peak. When it was learned that the youth had not arrived home, several groups left Poplar about 9 o'clock to search along Poplar creek for the missing lad. After bucking the storm until nearly 2:30 a.m. Friday, searching parties gave up until daylight. It was discovered the next morning that instead of trying to walk home in the storm, the missing boy had gone to the E. E. Phelps home in Poplar, where he was safe and warm during the storm, and was unaware of the search being conducted. Larry Sage, working for the Murphy Co.. was marooned in the building at "N" Battery after his truck ran out of gas fighting the storm. He called on the mobile phone to let officials know where he was. but it was after 2 a.m. before he could be reached. It is considered fortunate that there was no loss of life in the storm, and it is considered lucky that some member of the searching parly did not become lost in the blizzard. DERAILMENT OF DIESEL DELAYS CRACK TRAINS Both east and west bound trains, including the Empire Builder and the Western Star, were delayed for as long as seven hours Tuesday when three dieset units and a carload of cattle were derailed about 5^i miles east of Poplar. Damage was limited and no one was injured since all cars remained upright although five lengths of rail were bent and spikes were torn from their mountings. Cause of the accident was undetermined The accident occureu shortly before 4:S0 a.m.. just minutes before the Western Star was due to leave Wolf Point. When the accident was reported, the Star was held at its location. The Empire Builder, due in Poplar at 8:00 a.m.. was held at Williston. N. D . until shortly before the wrecker from Williston had almost cleared the right-of-way. The crack trains met near Poplar with the Empire Builder going west at 1:30 and the Western Star going east at 1:35 p.m. The Poplar Standard "Voice of The Oil City" 46. No. 19 Poplar, Roosevelt County. Montana, Friday. February 25. 1955 Feb. 25 � Masons meet. Feb. 28 � Frerich Impl. Co. Free show. 1:30 p.m.: Sanitation Meeting. Tribal office, 8 p.m. March 1 � Women's Club-Mrs. C. R. Nelson; Ground Observers Corps. Legion Hall. 8 p.m.; Boy Scouts. Poplar Armory. 7 p.m. March 2 � Lady of Good Council Group. Catholic Church. March 3 � Lady of Our Lourdes Group. Catholic Church; Friendship Circle, Mrs. Joe Frerich. March 4 � Saddle Club meeting, 8 o'clock, Agency Club room: Rummage Sale, Presbyterian Church; O.E.S. meets Funeral Services Held at Oswego for Nelson A. Clancy Funeral services for Nelson Allen Clancy, two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, from the Presbyterian church of Oswego with Rev. Lloyd Red Eagle officiating. Born on March 25. 1953. at Poplar, the infant died at his home in Wolf Point on Friday, February 18. Interment was made at the Oswego cemetery. Survivors other than the parents are two sisters. Virginia and Viola, and two brothers, Ralph and Joseph. Lions Planning For Visit From District Governor The Poplar Lions Club met Tuesday evening at the Bushaw Cafe and in spite of the bad weather there was a large number present. It was reported the Lion's district governor would be in Poplar April 19 which would be a ladies night. It was suggested that the entertainment committee attempt to combine the governor's visit with the dinner dance planned for May and make one big event out of It. It was announced by the scout committee that a new scoutmaster had been secured. They reported that Rev. James Henrikson will be the scoutmaster and James Cor-nett and Richard O'Donnell will be assistants. The health committee reported that the serum for the immunization program had arrived and that final plans were being completed. It was also brought up that children receiving the vaccination must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult. During the business session the president announced several changes in committee appointments. He also requested several committees to meet and report in two weeks. After the meeting a film, "Where the Heart Is" was shown. The program for next week will be in charge of Fred Wynia and Al Knudson and they have secured James Long who will give a talk. Frerich Implement To Sponsor Free Show February 28 A free moving picture show will be presented February 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fort Theatre by Frerich Implement Co. of Poplar. Three films will be shown on the program. "The Rising Star of Greece" shows that nation as an important bulwark of freedom in the Mediterranean with its armed forces, agriculture and people. The second film is "The Business Man on the Farm" and it describes the many skills the farmer of today must have. Comedy relief on the show will be provided by a cartoon. "Solid Ivory" starring Woody Woodpecker and cast in some henhouse high-jinks. The local sponsor of the show, the Minneapolis-Moline dealer, is also providing door prizes. Everyone is invited to attend with a special invitation to farmers. ASSESSOR SENDS LETTER ON TAX INEQUALITIES Roosevelt county assessor T. S. Dwyer received the following letter from Albert Severtson. Pondera county assessor, and in the opinion of Mr. Dwyer, the letter aptly sums up the existing tax situation and highlights the property tax inequalities. The letter, as received by Mr. Dwyer, follows in its entirety. "As county assessor. I believe we are in a position to know about some of the property tax inequalities that have recently been brought into the limelight by the aggressive efforts of Mr. J. F. Reid. While I do not agree with Mr. Rcid's analysis in all instances, we must acknowledge the fact that the inequalities are real and have worsened with time till now the problem of correction has reached major proportions. "We assessors have contributed in a large way to the situation that now exists. We hesitate to assess certain types of property at its full value, or at all. because other assessors are not doing so. In this category the most prominent are real estate. Indian owned property, church and charitable institution owned properties. If we think it over any one of us can perhaps think of many of our assessment practices that should be filed under "F" flubbed up. "But in contributing to the delinquency of the tax dollar the State Board of Equalization has pulled some lulus. I remember a decision in an appeal from Pedera County a few years ago that could have resulted in an improved situation for the future if htey hadn't so definitely pinned our ears back, and another order given Silver Bow County in the early 1940s to cut back valuations on certain real estate: blocks of it in the business section, who can say that such move does not now show up adversely, and what about the land cut backs ordered in the middle thirties? "However. I believe that the legislature is most to blame for this bad deal, by their failure tr provide edequate pay to carry on the work of assessing property. Little importance has been attached to efficiency in property assessment in Montana by our past legislative bodies. Up to 1943 many of Montana's 56 counties paid their assessor $125.00 per month. Right at this time more than half of Montana's County Assessors must look to other sources of income for a living. That makes for a loss in efficiency that can not be measured in the money saved to the stingy Dayroll. Legislators, as a whole have always looked with distrust on any suggestions that came from state and county employees. Tha: condition has by no means been cured in the present legislature although through the efforts of Jack Reid. the present chairman of the State Board of Equalization, th^y have begun to recognize the fact that property taxation must be controlled and have solicited information from members of the ad-valorem taxing fraternity. Perhaps we assessors are as much to blame for such distrust as anyone. What have we ever done to promote better relations between ourselves and the other branches of government? That goes for the other way around too: the Sheriffs have an association, so hj.ve the Treasurers, the County Superintendents of Schools, etc. . . etc. . They all consider themselves and their particular job to be paramount. They overlook the fact they are onlv a part of a governmental unit. They forget they have fellow officers, and ignore the person that has to raise the money they spend. This lack of cooperation stymies progress that might otherwise be achieved. To illustrate, the sheriffs had a bill to increase their mileage fees to 12c. When I checked to see what the legislature had for us. I found that we would be left with our 7c rate if nothing were done So I proceeded to get a bill drawn up: I was warned to lay off the 12c figure because the sheriffs bill was slated for sudden death, and so as not to be Involved in this slaughter I settled on 9c. Believe we'll get it too; it is H B. 305. so plug for it. H B 304 increases the limitation placed on assessors to $1000 in a vear. amending 84-444. RCM 1947. It's asinine; but guess we're stuck with it. Another bill that, in my opinion, is vital to uniform property taxation in Montana is S B 128. the land classification bill. This is the same bill that was killed by 1 vote in the 1953 session. This time it should pass without any trouble: however everything possible should be done to give the legislators the public's idea in the matter. In this area the farmers and business men are solidly for the land classification program. I believe the statewide ratio for the S B 128 would be 9 to 1. if the provisions are properly explained. There is no doubt in my mind that uniform land assessments throughout Montana will solve much of the difficulty we now have. County officers in small counties have the same type of work to do as the officers in the big counties. The main difference between them is in the volume. In the larger counties additional per- (Contlnued on page 6) Fort Peck Tribes Favor Restoration Of Mineral Rights Poplar Indians Open Tourney Play The Poplar Indians opened their quest for the district class B crown last night against Scobey, who downed Fairview 52 to 48 in the playoff for the eighth place in the tourney bracket. The Standard went to press too early to report the results of the Indians' first game, but if they won they will play the winner of the Plentywood Malta game, which was played Thursday, tonight. DEEP ROCK OIL TO DRILL WELL IN POPLAR AREA During the past week in the Poplar oil fields the Murphy Corporation spudded in its No. 54 unit being drilled by the Zach Broods Drilling Co. No. 54 is located in the center of SW NW 13-29N-51E. No. 54 was spudded on Sunday of this week and the plug was drilled from the surface casing Tuesday. At the No. 53 unit completed recently the pumping unit is in place and tests on the well will be ivailable by late this week. At the California No. 1 Grimm n the area north of Poplar which oroved a discovery in the C zone of the Charles has been drillins deeper to test lower zones. So far. no additional oil has been found below the discovery zone, however, some uncommercial shows were found. They are now drilling below 7.150 feet moving toward the originally scheduled depth of 9200 feet in the Winnipeg sands. Another new location was announced this week by Deep Rock Oil Co. on the north edge of the Poplar field. Their location is SW NW SW 8-29N-51E. Members of the Fort Peck Tribes gave their approval to the restoration of mineral rights to post 1927 allottees at Friday's referendum 1015 to 159. On a secoid ballot they favored paying out the money earned by these mineral rights to the allottee. This vote was 957 to 213. An unusuel percentage of the resident voters went to the polls. There were 751 votes cast as compared to 950 resident registered voters. Of the 900 non-resident tribal members who registered. 423 cast their votes by mail. The resident and non-resident votes at the election were as follows: Resident voters� In favor of the act ................ M0 Against the act . 91 In favor of paying the money 602 Against paying the money ... 153 Non-resident voters� In favor of the act ...... 355 Against the act 68 In favor of paying the money 355 Against paying the money 60 The election results will now have to be reviewed by the Secretary of the Interior and the results proclaimed. While the Tribal Executive Board in session Tuesday approved the results of the election, it will be some time before the provisions of the act can be carried out and the money distributed to the individuals. FOREIGN TYPE AID REQUESTED FOR INDIANS The National Congress of American Indians has asked the Congress of the United States to provide the same sort of technical assistance to American Indians as the government extends to underdeveloped lands abroad. The self-help program was described by the sponsoring organization as a plan of positive action to alleviate the present poverty, lack of education and training and the present ill health of the country's 400.000 American Indians. The outline contained nine points and was labeled "The Indian Point Nine Program" as a takeoff on the U. S. Point Four program for helping needy foreign countries develop their economies. Emphasis was placed on cultivating mineral and timber resources on Indian reservations and creating adult farm and job training programs similar to those worked out for veterans. PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT OF INDIANS HIGH During the past fiscal year 59,-000 Indian children, an all time high, were enrolled in the public schools of the United Stat-s and Alaska, according to Glenn L Emmons, commissioner of Indain affairs. Of all Indian children in school. 56.3 percent were in public schools, as compared to 53.9 percent the previous year. Federal boarding and day schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, of which there are 226 in the United States and Alaska, accounted for 34.1 of the school children and 96 percent attended mission and other private schools. The figures for the year reflect the trend in keeping with '.he Bureau's emphasis on encouraging public school enrollment for Indian children. This was the first time in recent years that the number of school-age Indian children not registered in any Indian school, dropped below 20.000. Of those not enrolled more than half, or 11.861 were Navajo and 1.281 were Alaskan natives. Since June of last year the number of Navajo children not in school has been reduced to less than half of last year's total. Of the Indian children enrolled in federal schools nearly 80 percent were full bloods and only about 4 percent were less than half Indian blood. Seasonal Layoffs Bring Increase Among Jobseekers A report by the Montana State Employment Service states that there were 313 jobseekers in the Wolf Point. Plentywood and Scobey communities during January. Of these. 271 were men and 42 women. Seasonal layoffs in construction and trade, and return of workers laid off in other areas built up local labor supply in January. EASTER SEAL SALE CHAIRMAN APPOINTED The State Committee has announced the appointment and acceptance of two Easter Seal Sale chairmen for this area. Mrs. Ethel Anderson will have charge of the sale in Poplar and in Brockton Mrs. Carol Smith has accepted the position. The sale of Easter Seals is used to finance aid to crippled children caused by cerebral palsy and other handicaps. The sale of these seals is the principal means of support for the Montana Society for Crippled Children. Son Born Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gorder arc the parents of a son born Tuesday. Feb. 22. in a local hospital. He has been named Melvin Edward. Legion Auxiliary Holds February Meeting Monday The American Legion Auxiliary held its regular meeting Monday evening at the Legion hall. There were 19 members present and Mrs. Larry Sage, first vice president, presided. .lOstesses were Mrs. Scott Ketchner and Mrs. Melvin Johnson. A letter was read concerning restoration of the house where the first American flag was made. The unit voted to send $1 to help with the project. It was reported that Mrs. Melvin Magnuson will assist Mrs. Ed Anderson with the Easter Seal campaign in March. A report was given on the smor-garbord dinner and a resolution of thanks to the committee was passed. The annual Legion birthday dinner of the Legion was set March 14 and Mrs Duke Hagadone was appointed chairman of the committee. Mrs. Allen Saboe will have charge of the entertainment. Several items were approved for the new kitchen and it was announced that to date the Auxiliary had spent $854.18 on the Legion club kitchen. The next regular meeting of the Auxiliary will be held March 7. Hostesses will be Mr6. Gus Mc-Gowan and Mrs Duke Hagadone. Chairman will be Mrs. Ed Anderson. Geologists Return James Curnutt and Bob Burch. Murphy Co. geologists, returned from Billings Thursday of last week after attending the convention of the American Association of Geologists which was in sesson there the fore part of the week.
|Title||The Poplar Standard : Voice of the oil city 1955-02-25|
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|Geographic Coverage||Poplar (Mont.); Roosevelt County (Mont.)|
|Description||Vol. 46, No. 19 of the The Poplar Standard : Voice of the oil city is a weekly newspaper for the city of Poplar Montana.|
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Poplar, Nashua Meet for District AAU Title Mar. 1
Final.'; of the district AAU basketball tournament, which were to have been played in Poplar Tuesday evening were postponed due to the blizzard and the games will now be played Tuesday evening. March 1. at the armory in Poplar.
Clsshine in the championship game will be the Poplar Legion team and the Nashua Independent cngers. The winner will represent the district in the State AAU ioii"
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