NEWS & HAPPENINGS
McCrakin writes fire insurance.
Go to O'Brien & McCauley for a glass of 5 cent beer and Saginaw
Chas. E. Foye is over from Butte, in attendance on his sick father,
Col. C.M. Crutchfield was a visitor in Missoula this week, attending
to some legal business.
If you want clothing, buy of the merchant who sell the Lanpher hat
and you will be up to date.
Lloyd T. Hunter purchased of J.F. Hendricks an acre if ground in the
Doran addition for $900.
Emma J. Everly and husband has sold to A.W. Everly five acres of
ground near Corvallis for $325.
John A. Landram, who was the first treasurer of Ravalli county, was
up from Stevensville last Saturday and bought a couple of lots at
the tax sale.
If your dealer does not carry the Lanpher hat ask him to get it for
you. It gives better wear for the money than any other hat in the
Hon. I.G. Denny, county attorney of Missoula county and leader of
the democracy there, came up last night on some matters of business,
and will go home in the morning.
Frank H. Drinkenberg returned Wednesday evening from his trip to his
mining properties in Madison county, and was met here by Mrs.
Drinkenberg, who came down from Darby the same day.
Everyone invited at the newly opened photographic parlors of Hageman
& Moore, which is strictly up-to-date. A musical treat for one
week from April 23rd to 29th inclusive. Hageman operator.
Fred D. Booth, who recently sold his ranch near Darby, was in town
this week. Fred has been picking up some nice young cows, which he
will place on a ranch near Garrison, recently purchased by him.
These will be augmented by about the same number, placed there by a
friend of Fred's who will take care of them and the ranch, on
shares. Mr. Booth will continue to reside at Darby.
Dr. J.J. Buckley of Missoula was up this week, visiting Mr. Foye.
Wanted: Girl for general housework. Mrs. W.W. McCrackin.
Lanpher hats in spring styles now ready. All colors in stiff and
Tom Beavers and sons left last Tuesday for this home in British
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Daly left New York last Monday for a two months'
visit to Europe.
Attorney D.E. Calkins was up from Stevensville last Saturday on
business with officials.
A. Shelton was down from Darby last Wednesday and favored this
office with a pleasant call.
H.C. Groff was up from Victor last Wednesday. The professor is now
bookkeeper for the lumber firm of McVey and Cleary.
J.B. Overturf, administrator of the estate of Rufus Keith, deceased,
has sold 40 acres of land near Darby to W.J. Kendall, the
consideration being $160.
Than Wilkerson, the first of the forest rangers for the Bitter Root
reserve, was in town Sunday. Mr. Wilkerson has received his
appointment and commenced work Monday. Others will be put on
Like the flowers that bloom in the spring, we are preparing a new
list of properties that will be out May 15th. Come in and list now
or write us particulars. We will do the rest. Ravalli County
Tom McTague, the well known penitentiary contractor and lover of
good horses, came over from Deer Lodge Wednesday evening, and
yesterday took in the town and the ranch. Tom has not lost his
affection for the gallopers, and may be seen on the tracks again
with some fast ones.
Another case of small pox developed last week, the victim being
Billy Demo, well know about town, who had gone to work for Charley
Daly at the latter's Hughes Creek mines. Dr. Howard went up to look
after him. The man has a little the worst case yet reported, but all
known precautions have been taken.
Mrs. B. McGinty received a telegram last Saturday morning from her
husband, Supt. McGinty of the Bitter Root Stock Farm, stating that
her father, Mr. Thomas Cavanaugh, was dying at his home at New
Diggings, Wisconsin, and the lady started at once for Missoula to
catch the afternoon train. Foreman Steele drove her down. The fifty
mile drive was made in a little less than five hours and the lady
succeeded in catching the train.
The "Copper City Limited" moves out of the Hamilton depot at 6:20
Sunday morning for its summer run from this point to Butte, and the
train from Butte will reach here at 6:02 in the afternoon. After
many years, the people of the Bitter Root will have a Sunday train,
which will be appreciated by not only our own town people, but by
those of Butte, Anaconda, and Missoula who will thus be enabled to
enjoy a Sunday outing in the paradise of Montana. In about a week,
the logging trains will be handled by the freight train, which will
take the empty trucks to the wood camps in the morning after its
arrival from Missoula and bring back the loaded cars to the pond
before proceeding on its return down the valley.
Does your nerves need bracing? Celey Gin Tonic will do it.
Warren Ribble and Charley Wright were Stevensville visitors at the
county seat last Saturday.
Abraham Wagy has bought of Jas. W. Popham 40 acres of land near
Corvallis paying $1,000 therefor.
Harry Avery, a friend of Charley Donovan from Butte, spent several
days here the past week and took in all the sights about Hamilton as
well as the weather would permit.
Hon. George T. Baggs and family were up from Stevensville last
Saturday, driving back the same evening. Mr. Baggs came up to attend
the tax sale, and they were guests while here of Mr. and Mrs. J.E.
J.H. Burns, nephew of Simon Kuglin of Victor, died at the home of
the latter, last Monday, and was buried Wednesday. The cause of his
death was spotted fever. He leaves a wife and two children at Alden,
The opera house will be well filled this evening, when the
commencement exercises of the Hamilton business college come off.
One of the attractions of the evening will be the address of Hon.
John M. Evans of Missoula.
Prof. McKay, principal of the Hamilton schools, has been invited to
act as one of the judges at the state oratorical contest between
champions of the various educational institutions, which will be
held at Missoula early next month.
Mrs. W. Keating, of Toronto, Ontario, is in town, the guest of Mrs.
P.J. Shannon. Mrs. Keating will make her future home in Missoula,
where Mr. Keating, the well known secretary of the Northwest Lumber
Company has taken a residence.
J.A. Hork, the well known tailor, who left early this spring for
Salmon City, Idaho, has returned, and will reopen his tailoring
establishment in the old shop on South Second street, next to
Morris' office. Mr. Hork is a fine workman, and will get a big share
of the business.
Montana is now certain of a state base ball league, comprised of
Butte, Anaconda, Helena, and Great Falls. The season will open May
22, with Anaconda at Butte and Great Falls at Helena, and will close
September 22 to 27 with Helena at Butte and Anaconda at Great Falls.
Alderman Peterson has been making many improvements on his residence
property on South Third street recently. He has taken down the stone
fence and is putting up a handsome picket enclosure. He has also
added two pretty rooms to the residence, the plasters being now
nearly done. Mr. Peterson is determined to be comfortable, and he
has the stuff to make himself so.
Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Shappee gave a birthday party at their country
home last Saturday to their daughter, Pearl, at which a lot of
little folks were entertained with games, refreshments, etc. The
little ones present were Abbie Corrigan, Mona and Mary Sutherland,
Dorothy Aileen and Kathleen Donohue, Virginia Gage, and Dorothy
Baggs of Stevensville; Elsworth Gage, Herman, Norman, and Elmer
Blood, Lester Corrigan and Charlie Robbins.
Mrs. Milton Hammond of Darby favored the Republican with a short but
pleasant call last Wednesday. Mrs. Hammond had come up the night
before from a visit to her mother, Mrs. Kendall, who has been very
ill for some time. The latter is 77 years of age, and on account of
this little hopes are felt of her recovery from the present illness.
Mrs. W.J. Kendall , who has been down from here for several weeks,
has also been unwell, and her children are all sick, while Mr.
Kendall was confined to his bed for several days, but was better
Wednesday morning. Mrs. Hammond will probably return to Missoula
Ravalli Republican, April 27, 1900
Mrs. E. W. Hagyard departed this morning for her home at Lexington,
Ky. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Lucy Rogers, who
will spend the winter in Lexington.
Mrs. P. W. Fann last Friday sustained a very painful accident, and
which owing to her advanced age will confine her to her room for a
long time. She slipped and fell on the floor, fracturing the
The Western News, Hamilton, MT, Wednesday, September 23, 1903, p. 8,
INTERESTING ITEMS FROM VICTOR
George I. Watters transacted business at the county seat last
H.C. Groff transacted business in Stevensville last Friday.
H.J. St. John and family returned home Friday evening from Missoula,
where they went from Darby, where they were on a vacation, to be
with J.W. Morris during his last hours.
Miss Daisy Bond came here Sunday morning and returned to Hamilton in
the evening, after passing the day with her folks.
Tyler Thompson of Missoula, who has been at the McLeod ranch east of
town enjoying fishing for a few days, has returned home.
James Dykeman and his family, Ed Blake and Ray Fulkerson formed a
party that went to Medicine Springs Monday. They are going well
equipped and expect to stay three or four weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Scott were visitors in Hamilton today and returned
Henry McVey and family, who have been living on the Rattlesnake near
Missoula for the past two months, came home last Friday. Mr. McVey
is now busy getting his thrashing machines ready for the coming fall
Thomas Patty and crew last Friday bailed two carloads of new hay for
Jonas Johnson. This is the first new had baled in this part of the
valley this season.
A.G. Kemp and wife were in Hamilton Tuesday and Wednesday of last
Luke D. Hatch and John Daugherty of Stevensville were in town last
week shaking hands with their many friends.
Cyrus Franks of Stevensville was in Victor for a short time last
John McCarty returned from Missoula Wednesday evening and reports
his daughter has not much improved.
Mrs. Charles Williams and daughter, Miss Flossie, were Hamilton
visitors last Thursday.
Beverly McLeod, son of William McLeod, had an arm broken Tuesday of
last week by being thrown from a horse while riding home from town.
He wa taken to Missoula the following morning and Dr. W.P. Mills set
Mrs. John McCarty was a passenger on Friday's train to Missoula.
Mrs. McCarty will visit her daughter, Mrs. Conner, who was operated
on for appendicitis a week ago Monday, and is getting along nicely.
Mrs. Zella I. Cates, the postmistress, transacted business in
Missoula last Friday.
Mrs. I. Scott shipped her household goods to Butte last Thursday.
Ed Perry of Stevensville was in town visiting friends Sunday.
G.W. Samuels of Stevensville was in town Sunday in company with
Stock Inspector L.E. Manning.
E.O. Lewis of Stevensville was in Victor Saturday looking after his
H.C. McLeod of Missoula spent Sunday at his ranch on the east side.
Dug. McCormick of Missoula is in Victor. Mr. McCormick is here
looking after the McCormick interests in the Pleasant view mining
properties west of town.
A.L. Mowat was a business visitor at Missoula last Friday.
Mrs. I. Scott was a passenger for Butte on last Friday's train.
Mrs. Joseph Appolonio visited a few days last week with Missoula
B. Cates transacted business in Missoula a week ago Wednesday.
Dr. J.K. Squires, the dentist, is at the Ravalli hotel this week.
This is the second week of registration. Have you registered yet?
Rev. D.B. Price of Stevensville preached here last Sunday morning
Mrs. Treadway is visiting her daughter, Mrs. K. Williamson on the
ranch for a short time.
Mrs. Vandorn of Missoula came here last Tuesday to see her daughter,
Mrs. John Vandorn, who is very ill.
Wardie Towe is working in the St. John drug store.
Ravalli Republican, July 27, 1906
J.F. Borough, manager of the A.B.M. Co. is in Michigan this week
visiting friends and relatives.
R.M. DeMill finished putting on a new coat of paint on the front of
the "Busy Corner" today.
A.M. Chaffin passed through town yesterday with a fine drove of
cattle from Salmon City for himself and Louis May.
Miss G.M. Doam of Butte concluded a visit with her aunt, Miss Jennie
Brown, here Wednesday and went to Victor together to visit friends
A.C. Hollenbeck of Missoula and a company of friends passed through
Stevensville Wednesday in a auto on their way to Hamilton.
Northwest Tribune, July 15, 1910
Grantsdale, May 18 - Mrs. Nelson Francis and baby daughter from
Hamilton have been spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. Clara McFee.
Miss Ida See was canvassing in town Saturday
Charles D. Wilson of Helena came over Saturday and is a guest at the
Mrs. Eliza Chambers and Mrs. Will DeMyer went to
Missoula Sunda to attend the funeral of John N. Armstrong, returning
Monday. Mr. Armstrong made Grantsdale his home for several years,
editing and publishing the Bitter Root Bugle. Mrs. Armstron has the
sympathy of the community.
The Sunday school hour has been changed from 2 p.m. to 10 a.m.
T.J. Patterson was sick Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Francis and daughter, Miss Edith, were in town Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Stevens came down from Alta Monday.
Helen Wayland, Olive Forrest, and Dorothy Harvey took the eighth
grade examination in Hamilton Thursday and Friday.
The Western News, May 19, 1911
John Head Suffers From Frozen Hands
John Head, a familiar figure about town for several years past,
is lying in the Hamilton hospital, dangerously near death's door. He
had started to his home Tuesday night whild intoxicated and falling,
lay out all night in the bitter cold, the thermometer recording 17
below zero. His hads and feet are frozen and on account of age and
excessive drinking his condition is very critical. At best he must
suffer the amputation of fingers and toes and perhaps a hand.
The Western News, Thursday, December 28, 1916, page 1
Whiskey and Bad Language Caused Trouble
Floyd Whitesitt was Seriously Injured and Has Been Unconscious
Victor, December 7 - Floyd Whitesitt, who was seriously injured
last Thursday night in a fight on the streets of Victor, is believed
to be somewhat improved, and his friends hope for his complete
recovery. E.B. Martin and D.D. Wofford, who with Frank Martin were
arrested and placed in the county jail at Hamilton, have been
released on bail. They are charged s being the instigators of the
fracas. Mr. Whitesitt is still unconscious and is at the H.J. St.
John home suffering from a fractured skull. It is said that while
Mr. Whitesitt was walking on Main Street in Victor, he passed Silas
Martin, who was in a tipsy condition, and addressing all passersby
in obscene language. Whitesitt walked up to Martin and asked him to
desist from the profane flow of talk, after which both men passed on
in opposite directions.
Several hours later in the evening, mr. Whitesitt
again met Silas Martin, who was now accompanied by E.B. and Frank
Martin and D.D. Wofford, all four of them being under the influence
of liquor. They started an argument which finally ended in Whitesitt
being attacked and struck over the head with a whiskey bottle,
cracking his skull and knocking him unconscious. Mr. Whitesitt was
picked up and cared for by witnesses of the fight while the
sheriff�s office was notified and the Martin boys and Wofford were
arrested and taken to the county jail in Hamilton. Silas Martin is
held under $5,000 bond, while E.B. Martin, Frank Martin, and Wofford
are under $2,000 bonds, pending the outcome of Whitesitt�s injuries.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, December 5, 1916
Corvallis, December 19 - Fire completely destroyed the Corvallis
cheese factory Sunday evening, between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock.
Machinery and 7,000 pounds of cheese belonging to Leslie Snell, was
a total loss as no insurance was carried. The blaze may have started
in the engine room, although the flames were first noticed on the
outside of the office room. On Monday, Snell's milk wagons were on
their routes as usual gathering milk for the cheese plant east of
Hamilton, which he operated until a month ago. Snell's announcement
Monday of his intention to rebuild the factory on the old site was
received with pleased interest by Corvallis people who appreciate
the industry as a material means of putting Corvallis on the map.
In farewell to Lieutenant and Mrs. Frank Edes,
who were leaving Monday for Chicago, members of the Corvallis band,
of which Lieutenant Edes was a drum-major, and their wives met for
dinner at the Corvallis restaurant on Sunday evening. A box of
cigars from J. St. John topped off an excellent dinner, after which
the company went into the Davenport music shop to spend the evening.
Lieutenant Edes will visit relatives in Chicago several weeks,
pending an assignment to active service in the national army.
Red Cross Sunday will be observed on December 23,
with a patriotic service at 7:30 o'clock in the Federated Church.
The service will be union and speial music will be rendered by the
choirs of the various local churches. Everyone will be welcome.
The comic operetta "Bulbul" will be given in
Corvallis on Saturday evening by a company of thirty Bitter Root
people under the auspices of the Corvallis band. The band and two
orchestras will supply the instrumental music, while the troupe will
be heard in 26 musical numbers.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Lear, who were married on December 8 at
Shullsburg, Wisconsin, have returned to Corvallis and will make
their home on the Lear ranch, two miles north of town.
The Corvallis school was resumed Monday after a
closed session of three weeks on account of a smallpox epidemic.
Ex-Rabbi Joseph Goldman addressed a large
congregation on Sunday morning at the union service held at the
Mrs. M.L. Chaffin and daughter, Mrs. E.H.
Blakeslee and Miss Alice Margaret, were Missoula shoppers Friday and
Miss Bessie Thetge returned Saturday from a three
week's visit at her home in Helena.
Mrs. Fred Riley and little son, returned to
Missoula Friday after a visit at the W.W. Barr home.
Miss Ruth Taylor has returned from California
where she visited several weeks with an aunt.
Ralston Fariss has gone to North Dakota with a
car load of apples, shipped by Keayes Brothers.
The Western News, Thursday, December 20, 1917
Home From Service
Was at Camp Mills Ready to Go
Overseas When News of the Armistice Was Received
Corvallis, May 23 - Alfred Vaughn, honorably discharged from the
Eighth division of the 62nd infantry, arrived home Saturday. Alfred
enlisted last summer, and began army life at Camp Freemont, Cal.
From there he was moved to Camp Lee, VA., and when the armistice was
signed, his division was at Camp Mills. L. I., all packed and ready
to go across the pond. He was mustered out at Fort Russell, Wyo.,
GIVEN DINNER PARTY
Birthday Anniversary of Mrs. H. R.
Bay Was Remembered By Her Daughters Friday
Corvallis, May 23 - Mrs. Hanson R. Bay was guest of honor Friday,
her birthday anniversary, at a dinner party tendered her by her
daughters, Mrs. Hans F. Bay and Mrs. Edwin Bay, at the H.F. Bay
ranch home. At a daintily appointed table, decorated in pink
snapdragons, a three-course chicken dinner was served to 12. Mrs.
Bay was presented with a bunch of lovely roses by the company, R.
Bay, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Christofferson, Lars Christofferson, Mr. and
Mrs. H.F. Bay and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bay and son, and Louis
Ravalli Republican, Friday, May 23, 1919
William Wade pleaded guilty Tuesday to the
charge of making and selling intoxicating liquor. He was fined $100
and sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge J.M. Self. the same day,
Dewey Wood and Hobart Gardner pleaded guilty on the same charge and
received like punishment. They were arrested Saturday night by
Sheriff Hogue and Undersheriff M.L. Chaffin.
The Western News, May 25, 1922
Corvallis, August 30 - Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Moody of Missoula were
visitors recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Scott. Mrs. Moody
was formerly Miss Letty Nelson, and a teacher in the Corvallis
school. Her marriage to Mr. Moody took place in Missoula June 16.
Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod are spending the week at Missoula that Mr.
McLeod may have access to the professional treatment for lumbago.
Clarence Marti left the first of the week for Portland, where he
will join his brother and will enroll for a business course at a
commercial college. Young Marti was a graduate from Corvallis High
School last June.
Dr. W.N. King was in Corvallis Sunday from Missoula making
arrangements for the rental of his property here to Leslie C. Snell.
C.A. Jackson, a teacher in the Corvallis school last year, was in
town last Thursday after having spent the summer employed by the
forestry service in the northwestern section of this state.
Miss Winnifred Frogge spent the week-end near Florence, a guest in
the Carver home.
Mrs. Mary Myers arrived recently from Spokane and is visiting in the
home of her cousin, Mr. J.H. Collier.
Miss Cora Jenkins has returned from Dillon, where she attended the
summer session of the State Normal college. Miss Jenkins will teach
the fifth grade in Corvallis school this year.
Mrs. Jamie D. Lear and children came Sunday from Ennis and are
guests in the W.D. Lear home. Jamie D. Lear arrived the first of the
week with a car of personal effects and the family will move shortly
to the Lear ranch north of town.
Mrs. Clara Burroughs and daughter, Miss Matilda, and son Rush,
motored over from their home at Helena to spend the week visiting
Bitter Root friends. The Burroughs formerly lived near here.
Ray Keays left a few days ago for Anaconda to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Everly were Stevensville visitors Sunday.
Dwight Carver of Florence was a Corvallis visitor Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hawker and daughter motored from Missoula
Sunday and are spending the week visiting relatives near here while
Mr. Hawker is having his vacation from employment in the Garden
Mr. and Mrs. Milford Cobb and daughter were visitors Sunday in the
Ed Longley home on Burnt Fork.
Miss Anna Foley of Victor was a guest from Saturday until Monday in
the Home of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Elliott.
Ravalli Republican, August 31, 1923
Good Ice Harvested
Second Harvest of the Season, the First Taking Place Two Weeks
Ago at the River
Corvallis, January 24 - Eleven inch ice is being taken from the
Bitter Root river west of town this week to be stored in ice houses.
The cutting of the ice has been in charge of Lee Simmons, who
provided an ingenious arrangement of motor and circular saw for
sawing lengths ad of Charles Bohler, who has had a crew sawing for
ten days. The price of $` and $1.25 a load is being paid for sawing.
This is the second ice harvest of the season, the first taking place
two weeks ago, following the extreme cold weather of January 1 to 9.
Ravalli Republican, February 25, 1924
WILLOW CREEK PICNIC
Corvallis, August 30, 1923 - Dr. and Mrs. R.A. Stark of Hamilton,
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wylie and son, Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Chaffin composed a party that picnicked Sunday on Willow Creek,
having both dinner and supper in the woods. A hamburger fry featured
the evening meal and the company lingered until after dark to big
bon-fires on the Chaffin ranch, where an accumulation of dry burns
made the sport good.
TOOK UP A HOMESTEAD
There are still pioneering people in the Bitter
Root valley and among the ranks of the sturdy home-making men and
women who sometimes come to Hamilton for a day's shopping are Mr.
and Mrs. William Linderman of the Conner community. Yesterday the
Lindermans were brought to Hamilton by a neighbor to make final
arrangements for proving up to their homestead which is located
about 10 miles above Darby on the West Fork road.
The Lindermans celebrated
their golden wedding last year. They have spent the past 20 years in
the upper valley and have been alone most of the years. Mrs.
Linderman is nearing her 82nd birthday and her husband is 77. For
several months, he has been practically blind and when they walk
about the streets it is the patient, tender hand of the old wife
that guides the aged homesteader on his way. The home of the
Lindermans, a large log structure, has been the scene of many
neighborhood gatherings in the last ten years.
Ravalli Republican, January 5, 1928
Miss Clara Shriver, who has taught for two terms
in the Corvallis High School has returned to her home in Missoula
for the summer vacation. Miss Shriver was re-elected to the same
position for next year, but has not accepted.
Mrs. Velva Wilford, teacher of the primary grade,
left the first of the week for Minneapolis for a visit with her
children and from there she will go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to spend
most of the vacation with a son. She will return to teach here next
Fred A. Dyllenty, teacher of the eighth grade,
has gone to Virginia City to spend the summer vacation. He will
return in the fall to resume his position.
Edward Shierson came here from Grass Range to
attend commencement exercises and to visit his son, Harry Shierson,
high school coach and teacher. Tuesday, the two left to return to
Miss Laura Ferch, teacher of the seventh grade,
has gone to Missoula to attend the summer term at the state
David Haacke of Stevensville was in Corvallis
last week to spend a few days with the H.D. Simmons home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore of Bozeman came here for
commencement exercises and reamined to visit with Mrs. Moore's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Powell.
Mrs. Violet Hauf is spending the month visiting
relatives on the Pacific coast, including Lynden, Washington and
Mrs. Edward Shults and little daughter returned
home a few days ago from spending several weeks with relatives at
St. Regis on account of the illness of her sister.
Mrs. Harold Nichol and daughter of Anaconda are
guests in the home of Mrs. Nichol's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Romaine Henneford closed a successful term
of school last Wednesday in the Hamilton Heights district, and the
day following the pupils and their parents accompanied Mrs.
Henneford to Charley's gulch for a picnic.
Matt Vaughn is recovering from injuries received
some time ago when he was struck down by a horse. Mr. Vaughn has
been employed this spring at the Flugstad ranch near Corvallis and
the accident occurred there.
The shearing of sheep began in this district last
week. Shearing machines are being used and are operated by Clifton
Dale, Earl Randolph, Vernon Jenkins, and Homer Simmons.
Mrs. W.D. Lear is slowing recovering from an
attack of paralysis.
Virginia Eldredge sustained a dislocated hip and
other injuries in an auto accident graduation night. She is able to
walk about her home this week.
Miss Lorene Frogge, who came here to see her
sister graduated from the high school, left Friday to return to a
business college in Portland, where she will complete course
in a few months.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans F. Bay arranged a surprise
dinner party for Mrs. Bay's mother last Wednesday evening, on the
occasion of her birthday anniversary. The dinner was served at the
Walker hotel and plates were laid for ten.
Ravalli Republican, May 24, 1928
Darby, May 23 - Mr. and Mrs. Jay Severns entertained a number of
friends Sunday at their home at University Heights.
George Durland and D.M. Conner represented the Darby school at the
P.T.A. at Missoula last week. Mrs. Conner accompanied Mr. Conner.
Mr. Durland is president of the school board and Mr. Conner is
chairman of the P.T.A. and a school trustee.
The A.B. Cole, George Durland, and J.P. Algie families enjoyed a
picnic dinner Sunday at the Algie home.
Mrs. Clyde Shockley and sons have joined Mr. Shockley at the Sula
ranger station for the summer.
Mr.. and Mrs. Val Troop of Missoula spent the weekend at the Bergs.
Ravalli Republican, May 24, 1928
FINE ICE HARVEST
One Hundred Tons For One Hotel at Corvallis
Poultrymen and Beemen Suffered
Losses During Last Thursday Night, Coldest of Year
Corvallis, January 22 - Young calves, pigs and rabbits died in
numbers throughout this community, during the extreme cold weather
of the past week. Poultrymen suffered losses also and beemen believe
their losses will be severe. The coldest reported was on Thursday
night when the mercury went to 32 below zero. It was a few degrees
higher the following night and rose to zero Sunday.
A fine ice harvest is expected. The harvest began
the first of the week, but was temporarily delayed on account of the
cold. It will be resumed this week, ice men say. The work of cutting
100 tons for the Corvallis hotel is to start in a few days.
Meetings in Charge of Rev. L.E. Tabor of Idaho
Well Attended Gatherings During
Past Week and Will Continue During Present Week.
Corvallis, January 22 - Revival meetings in the program at the
Methodist Church have been well attended during the week just past
and will continue throughout the remainder of this week and possibly
longer. Rev. L.E. Taber, brother of the pastor, Rev. C.J. Taber, has
come from Julietta, Idaho, to conduct the services and his outspoken
sermons are gaining him a good audience. Large posters, "Corvallis
for Christ," have been placed about town to attract attention to the
meetings. Rev. Taber was accompanied here by his wife.
Corvallis, January 22 - Under the auspices of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union and in celebration of the twelfth anniversary of
the Eighteenth Amendment, a dinner was served to the public Thursday
at the Methodist church annex. It was well attended and the women
realized a fair sum to carry on their part of the temperance work.
Corvallis, January 22 - Mrs. J.J. Larkin and daughter, Miss Mary
Larkin, have returned from Rochester, Minn, where Mrs. Larkin
recently underwent an operation. Miss Larkin is fourth grade teacher
here and during her absence of two months, her class has been in
charge of Mrs. Edwin Bay and Mrs. D.F. Bowden.
Miss Lucille Lasater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
O.W. Lasater, is getting about on crutches while recovering from an
injury to one knee, sustained in a skiing accident.
Joseph Bowden left last week for Long Beach, Cal,
to join his wife for a sojourn through the severe winter months. He
will return in the spring.
Mrs. Robert Myers and her granddaughter, Miss
Mary Simmons, and Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Chaffin, left Friday for Butte
where they joined the Montana excursionists for a trip to Los
John Stamp has come from Osborne, Kan, to make
his home with his sister, Mrs. Rose Doud. The two have been visiting
with Mrs. Doud's daughter, Mrs. P.R. Felker, at Phillipsburg.
Bruce Elliott, who visits in Corvallis each
summer, underwent a mastoid operation recently as a hospital at
Three Forks and has about recovered. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, January 23, 1930
Back to Spokane Hospital
Darby - Mrs. Violet Oswald and son Roger of Darby left
yesterday for Spokane, where the boy will re-enter St. Luke's
Hospital for treatment of bone trouble in his left leg. Roger is
eight years old and he has spent much of the past four years at St.
Luke's where he is a general favorite. Last year Bing Crosby visited
the hospital and one of Roger's treasured possessions is a
photograph of the singer and himself. The lad is a protege of the
Shriners at the Spokane institution.
Ravalli Republican, April 3, 1930
Corvallis, February 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dowd of Victor and Miss
Olive Kearns, who returned recently from an extended visit to
relatives in Kansas and as far east as Washington, D.C., were guests
last week in the home of Mrs. F.E. Lockridge. Mrs. Dowd, Miss Kierns
and Mrs. Lockridge are sisters.
Mrs. C.P. Danielson of Missoula was a guest over Sunday in the home
of her sister, Mrs. J.E. Bryson.
Miss Mildred Hanson and Miss Inez Brooks motored to Missoula Friday
and Miss Hanson went on to Superior accompanied by her mother, who
was returning home after a visit here and at Missoula. Miss Brooks
remained in the Garden City to visit Mrs. Ada Torr.
Rev. C.J. Taber made a trip to Missoula Saturday in his school bus
to take a company of women shoppers. On account of the inclement
weather, only four made the trip. They were Mrs. Edwin Bay, Mrs.
Edward Gibbons, Mrs. David Pile, and Mrs. Taber.
Miss Clara Teeple of Cutbank is a guest in the home of Miss Ruth
Dye. The two were school friends at Dillon. Miss Teeple is enroute
to Idaho, where she will make her home.
Mrs. Dora Briggs left last Wednesday for Eugene, Oregon, where she
will visit for several weeks with a sister.
A daughter was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loesch at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Val Loesch, north of town.
O.W. Lasater was re-elected to the superintendency of the Corvallis
school for his fourth consecutive year at a meeting of the board
last week. All the members were present. A discussion of school
finances was of special interest to the meeting.
The second cutting of ice was taken last week from Walker's slough
northwest of the Corvallis bridge, which about completes the harvest
here for the season. The ice was from 14 to 17 inches thick and was
Kenneth Chaffin has come from Seattle to visit until March 15 with
his mother, Mrs. J.B. Miller, and other relatives. Kenneth has been
employed the past year on the merchant passenger steamship General
Gorsey which sailed last summer between Seattle and Alaska.
Three feet of frost were found in the ground at the Corvallis
Cemetery the first of the week when two graves were made there. The
earth had to be removed with picks and the work was difficult, men
who worked there, claim.
J.L. Humble and Homer Kelley came here from Missoula Tuesday to
attend the funeral of Mrs. M.M. Humble.
Ravalli Republican, February 4, 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Whitesitt of Missoula spent last Friday with
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Mathisen.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patton and child of Lone Pine spent Friday with
Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Patton.
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Mathisen and son Dan were weekend visitors at
Mrs. Carl Perry entertained at a formal dinner party last Wednesday
evening. Enjoying the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Perry, Mr. and
Mrs. William Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Perry of Corvallis,
Clifford Cole, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Perry. A pleasant evening was
spent at cards.
Misses Louise Thorning and Betty Dineen entertained their bridge
club at the Olaf Mathisen home last Wednesday evening. Present were
Misses Irene Yarbrough, Irene Johnson, Marguerite Schoonover, Mary
Fierce, Marion Campin, Charlotte Goneau, Harriet Fornham, Lois
Cates, Mrs. H.H. Hoppe, Mrs. Mathisen, and the hostesses. Miss
Goneau received the prize for high score and Miss Fierce the
consolation prize. Refreshments were served by the hostesses at a
Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Patton and daughter and Mary Fisher spent the
weekend with relatives at Lone Pine.
Frank Chamberlain left Monday for his home at Jefferson city
following a few days spent with his mother, Mrs. Nellie Chamberlain,
while convalescing from an operation on this right arm and back, in
which he has regained the use of the arm which became paralyzed
through an injury several months ago.
The card party and dance given by the Eastern Star Auxillary at the
Masonic hall Friday night was well attended. Prizes for high scores
were won by Mrs. Otto York of Stevensville, and Oscar Burgan of
Victor, and the consolation prizes by Miss Betty Dineen and Albert
Groff. Lunch followed cards after which dancing was enjoyed for a
Mr. G.B. Clarke and Mrs. William Buck will entertain the Eastern
Star Auxilary at the Masonic hall April 12.
Byrne Thrailkill, a student at the Montana State College at Bozeman,
spent the weekend at his home here.
Reginald Campin has enrolled at the University at Missoula for the
A neighborhood party was enjoyed at the Claud Beller home Friday
Ravalli Republican, March 30, 1933
Members of the Woodside club gave a masquerade dance at the club
house Saturday night. Many comical and old fashioned costumes were
displayed. Music was furnished by the Yorton orchestra.
The entertainment committee for the Corvallis Alumni Association met
at the Brooks Hotel Thursday evening to plan entertainment for the
next Alumni meeting which will be next Monday, April 3rd at the
Corvallis gym. All Alumni members and their escorts are invited to
Next Saturday, April 1, will be school election in Corvallis. There
will be three elected for the new board of trustees. Those running
are Harry Fierce, Roy Hull, V.L. Shultz, Tom Dunbar, Charles Wolffs
and V.V. Yaden.
The Hamilton Heights baseball team met Sunday afternoon on the
Heights diamond for a try-out.
The All-Star Club and guests met at the Masonic Hall Friday
afternoon to play bridge and "500." Mrs. R.D. Giesy and Miss Kathryn
Weber won the prizes for bridge. At the close of the games, a
delicious lunch was served in the banquet hall. The tables were
pretty with huge boquets of pussy willows.
The Corvallis Womens Club is giving a one act play and other
entertaining numbers Thursday evening, March 30th at the Corvallis
Gym. At the close of the program, refreshments will be served and an
hour of visiting will be held.
Superintendents and coaches of the valley schools met at the Brooks
Hotel Wednesday evening for the purpose of discussing and planning
Mr. and Mrs. Parson Pile entertained a number of friends Wednesday
evening. Six tables of different progressive games were the
evening's entertainment. Near midnight, a delicious lunch was
Mrs. Antoine Cutler is reported improving in health after a long
illness of several weeks.
Miss Alice Magee returned Friday from Missoula where she went to see
her father, T.M. McGee, a medical patient at the Northern Pacific
Albert McArthur of Butte and Joe Ferrara of New Jersey, students at
the State University, were guests from Thursday until Monday in the
home of Dan St. John. Returning to Missoula, they were accompanied
by Dan St. John and LeRoy Cobb, who returned to Corvallis the same
Honor roll students at the Hamilton Heights school for February were
Jessie Weber, Ira Abbey, Maxine Beck, Louis Ohl, and Duane Davidson.
Mrs. Edward Gibbons and her son, Gerald Gibbons, went to Butte
Thursday to spend a few days with friends.
The Western News, March 30, 1933
34 Italian Workers Are Thinning Beets
On Monday a group of Italians from Fort Missoula
started work in the beet fields on Three Mile. This group of
Italians, who have been interned at Fort Missoula for the past year,
are located at the Lou Parker place, near Old Camp One. There are 34
of them. They have been assigned to beet work on the Rathbun,
Comenico, Canton, Mettlemann and Jannsen places. They work in a
group and one of their own number is foreman.
The regulations under which these Italians go out
to work on farms provides that they must have a guard in charge of
them and James Shea has been engaged for this work. Mr. Shea states
that none of the Italians are experienced in farm work but all are
quite willing to learn and the first two days have shown that in
time they will be able to handle he work very well.
Thehse Italians, Mr. Shea states, are
intelligent. They are mostly merchant marines taken from interned
Italian ships siezed at the time war with Italy was declared. They
are anxious to work and prefer the outdoor life to te impound at
The group is well organized. Three of the group
is detailed for cooking and keeping quarters in shape and the
remainder do the field work. The group moves from one field to the
next and at present they are at the Rathbun place.
Northwest Tribune, June 10, 1943
Corvallis, August 28 - Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Reed and their daughters,
Mrs. Kathryn Lee and Mrs. Harry Overand, and granddaughters, Misses
Kathryn and Ruth Muster, all of Butte, were guests from Friday until
Tuesday in the home of Mrs. Reed�s father, C.D. Moore. They were
called here by the death of Mrs. Reed�s brother-in-law, Richard
Rev. Val Cloud closed a series of meetings at the United church
Sunday evening and plans to leave soon for Ennis, where he will
conduct revival services. For the past two months, Rev. Cloud has
supplied the pulpit of the local church. Next Sunday the services
will be conducted by Rev. Ray Ames, who is coming from Montesona,
Washington, to accept the pastorate here.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Micka came to the Bitter Root valley Friday from
Baker and will make their home in Corvallis during the school year.
Mr. Micka will begin his second year as high school athletic
coach when the school term opens next Tuesday. The couple were
married in June at Helena and have been spending the summer touring
the Pacific coast.
John Adams has been receiving a visit the past week from his sister,
Mrs. W.E. Burns of Spokane, and his niece, Mrs. Lucile Mutch, and
two children of Boise, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Sell and sons spent the weekend visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Morris and son and Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Chaffin and
daughter were campers from Thursday until at Lake Ronan.
Charles Loesch returned Friday from Fort Peck, where he had
employment for the past three months
Ravalli Republican, August 29, 1935
CORVALLIS POST OFFICE WAS MOVED
Corvallis Postal Department is Now in New Quarters Recently Built
for That Specific Purpose
Corvallis, May 27 - The Corvallis post office was established
Sunday in its new building and today patrons are being served from
the bright new stucco edifice. The location is the same as formerly.
Postmaster, Raymond Birk, was assisted in moving by Harry Neafus,
Roy Thomas and the deputy, Mrs. Amy Rockafellow. The building was
constructed this month and is owned by R.R. Smithey. The old
building will be moved away, it was stated.
Ravalli Republican, May 28, 1936
Baby Girl Saved By Heroic Work of F. Rouse
Loss in Last Week's Conflagration Estimated at More Than $3000 By
the Owner, Ted Lynch
Renovation of his family living quarters above
the Lynch Electric Shop on Main street has been a major job for the
owner, Ted Lynch, this week as a result of the disaster that befell
the place last Thursday evening. Fire presumably caused by a supper
blaze kindled by Mrs. Lynch in the kitchen range, gutted the south
half of the apartment and ruined much of the furniture. Mr. Lynch
said yesterday the apartment damage was listed at $2580 for the
building. Insurance partially covered the loss. The furniture and
personal belongings including the family clothing, were not insured
and he estimated the loss at between $700 and $800. He expects to
have the apartment ready for his family to occupy by Sunday, he
The Lynch baby, two-month old Carol, was asleep
in a basket in a upstairs room when the fire was discovered by her
mother as she attempted to go upstairs from the shop which she had
been watching during her husband's absence on a calls. When the
mother found she could not breathe, the smoke and flame that shut
off the stairway at the rear of the shop, she ran to the street,
calling for help. Frank Rouse and Chris Schrader rushed to the front
of the shop ad Schrader boosted Rouse to his shoulders, helping him
to catch at the framework of a Neon sign. Rouse worked his way to
the window of the room where Mrs. Lynch told him the child was
Rouse said the smoke was so dense he could ot see
his hand before him, but he located the child by her cries. Smoke
was stifling, but the baby had been covered so that it had not
injured her seriously by the time Rouse reached her. He carried her,
basket and all, to the window and other men helped him to the
sidewalk with his little charge.
"She saved herself when she cried, for I never
could have located her otherwise," Rouse said. "The smoke was so
thick I could hardly breathe and I never will know how I made it
through that window." Rouse is an employee at the Bell &
Reinbold garage across the street from the Lynch apartment.
The fire department responded immediately to the
call and a thorough attack bested the flames and prevented further
spread to adjoining buildings. The Lynch shop is the former Grill
Building and Mr. Lynch had just completed a remodeling job. He
purchased the building about a year ago. It was one of Hamilton's
oldest frame structures and the new owner gave it a coating of
stucco and other improvements to lessen the fire hazard.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1938
Cloudburst Causes Highway Break in Valley
Blodgett Creek Reservoir Spills Torrents of Water Down on West Side
Land Tuesday Afternoon
A cloudburst struck the Bitter Root valley
Tuesday afternoon, causing breaks in Highway 93 and the old west
side road in the vicinity of Hamilton and washing out a section of
railroad bed near Truman. The storm inflicted severe damage to hay
crops and other vegetation and in some sections was accompanied by
The break in the oiled highway was at the
approaches of the Gold Creek bridge at Truman. The rush of water
down the mountain side came with such force that the highway was
almost cut in two. Less than a yard of dirt remained at the
approach. Traffic was cut off and the old county road on the east
side served as a detour.
Water tore away some of the roadbed on the oiled
highway near the Mittower hill north of Victor, but traffic was
still going over the route. Crews worked late last night and today
to repair the road at the west Hamilton bridge.
Damage that could not be estimated las night
resulted in a break in the dam at the High lake reservoir of the
Blodgett Creek ditch. Harley Sargent and George Beachwood left for
the dam this morning and since the trail has not been cleared so
that horses can be taken there with work supplies, the Hayward plane
will take the necessary equipment to the dam tomorrow, dropping it
from the air.
A power shovel was at the scene of the Truman
highway break last night and a crew was to start work this morning,
digging into a nearby hill for earth, to fill the chasm at each end
of the Gold Creek bridge. A culvert under the road near the railroad
washout was torn clear of its setting by the force of the Tuesday
torrent. Patrolman Joe Young said with average luck the highway
should be repaired in two or three days.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1938
Charlie Waddell Retires, Robinson Replaces Him
A retired assistant postmaster is shown
above. Mr. Waddell and Howard Robinson are both well known to
Hamilton post office patrons. Mr. Waddell retired as of July 1
after being in the postal service since May 1, 1912, and Howard
Robinson was appointed to the position. Charlie Waddell was born
April 12, 1893 at Murray, Idaho and came to Hamilton with his family
when he was 16. He is a 1911 graduate of Hamilton high
school. He began his postal career as one of the first city
carriers, progressed to night shift and clerking responsibilities
and became assistant postmaster in October 1918. Charlie, one of the
most popular men who have to meet the public day after day, served
under four postmasters, C. C. Chaffin, George R. Fisk, A. C. Baker
and C. A. Smithey. He has always been noted for his amiable
disposition and courtesy despite constant demands and numerous
complaints by the public.
The Waddells were married May 18, 1926 and have
one son, Bob, who was graduated from Hamilton high school this
spring. Only organization with which Charlie has affiliated is
Ionic Lodge AF & AM.At present he has no definite plans except
to get in a lot of fishing. A few small trips are on the
itinerary and perhaps in a year or so, Charles Waddell will find
himself in some kind of business.
Howard Robinson, a native of Hamilton, was born
March 23, 1914. His father was the late Harry Robinson, who
also was employed at the post office for a time. His mother,
Ruby Robinson, still lives here. After graduating from high school
in 1933 he went to work for the bakery and a short time later became
a sub at the post office. From there he worked up to the
assistant postmaster position. He was married to Fern Wayland
May 29, 1937 and they also have one boy, Jay, 10. �Duso�
Robinson�s first hitch in the navy was during World War II from 1944
to about 1946. He came home, went back to work at the post
office and was recalled to duty for 15 months. He was
discharged in November of last year.
The Western News, Hamilton, MT, July 17, 1954, Front Page column 6
Contributed by Gloria McGough
Honors For Bride
Mrs. Russell Bay Feted by Corvallis Friends
Corvallis, July 24 - Mrs. Russell Bay was recipient of a
miscellaneous shower last Wednesday afternoon, given for her by Mrs.
Jean Bryson, Mrs. Louis Hull and Mrs. Alvin Whitesitt at the home of
the latter. A variety of gifts opened by the bride and graciously
acknowledged. A short session of bingo provided diversion and there
was served a lunch at 4 o�clock. There were present Mesdames J.E.
Bryson, L.C. Hull, Hans Bay, J.L. Everly, Robert Thomas, J.E.
Hawker, D.O. Cobb, C.F. Schwab, Frank Chapman, J.N. Ashby, Wyatt
Frost, Lee Simmons, J.W. Hull, John Hull, Mary Summers, Kuert
Lovely, Amy Frogge, Richard Bryson, Fritz Bay, Edwin Buck, James
Weber, Edwin Buck Jr, R.R. Hull, D.A. Corbett, Orion Cobb, M.L.
Chaffin, Arthur Dowse, M.E. Cobb, and Misses Laura Mattson, Flora
Snowden, Bessie Lane, Lu Rea Cobb, and the honor guest.
Summertime Homecomers Given Picnic Supper
Complimenting Vivian O�Brien of Seattle and Dr.
Gilbert Cobb of Compton, Cal, visitors in the valley this month, a
picnic supper ws served last Wednesday evening at the Tucker picnic
ground. Hostesses were Mrs. Margaret Simmons and her daughters,
Misses Doris and Clara Simmons. Guests were Miss O�Brien, Dr. Cobb,
Mrs. Emily McLeod, Charles O�Brien, Albert Hamilton, Cora Wilcocks,
Joe Wilcocks, Lyell Frost, Frances Mickens, Dick Dowse, Walter
Worden, Leonard Simmons, Edna, Erma and Bermand Tintzman, Mrs. Fay
West, Robert Talbot, Barney Gillum and Mr. and Mrs. Del Brisbin.
The birthday anniversary of Bruce Bryson was
celebrated Saturday with a dinner for 16 provided by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bryson. Besides members of the immediate Bryson
family, there were present Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Peterson and two
children of San Bernardino, Cal, Mrs. Roy Helrigle and three
children of Los Angeles, Mrs. Charles Peterson of Anaconda, and Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Wood and Phillip Wood of Victor.
Birthdays of H.E. Elliott, a visitor here from
Deer Lodge, and Robert Simmons of Missoula were observed jointly
Sunday with a dinner for 12 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Myers. Out-of-town guests ere Miss Ethel Swanson of Anaconda of
Anaconda and the Elliott family of Deer Lodge.
Jean Morris entertained a company of young
friends at a party on the lawn at the home of her grandmother, Mrs.
Otto Quast, Friday evening. A treasure hunt and supper were the
entertainment. The young people were served by Mrs. Ray Morris and
she was assisted by Mrs. Troy McKinney. The boys and girls to take
part were Jean and Jack Morris, Betty Crow, Rosemary Foreman, Carol
Chaffin, Agnes Coleman, Helen Felix, Bobby and Dorothy Smyth, James
Kane, Terry and Donald Kerr, Dick Edwards, and Leonard Krout.
Ravalli Republican July 25, 1940
NEW RATION BOOKS BEING GIVEN OUT
War Ration books No. Four are being handed out to
citizens today and tomorrow in Hamilton as well as throughout the
nation. In Hamilton the new ration books can be secured at the
following places between the hours of 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.: Jefferson
school, Washington school, Chamber of Commerce building.
At Corvallis high school, books will be given out
today and tomorrow from three to eight. At Sula, books will be given
out the same days at the same hours as at Corvallis. People of the
Darby district will get their ration books at the school house from
two to eight in the afternoon, today and Friday.
Registrants must present War Book No. 3 as well
as application blank filled out and signed. (One application blank
for each family). Everyone getting books will be asked to sign the
Home Front Pledge at that time. It is requested that you have
application blanks filled out properly in order to save time of
yourself, of others seeking books, and of the volunteers who are
handling the work.
The Western News, October 28, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Skaw, Hamilton are parents of a 6 lb 11 oz girl
born Tuesday, September 9 at Daly hospital. Maternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roberts and great grandmother Mrs. Sophie
Roberts, all of Hamilton. Paaternal grandmother Mrs. Florence Skaw
also lives in Hamilton. The baby has brothers Rocky and Howard.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bernatz Jr and children, Benny
and Brooke left here today for Racine, Wisconsin where they will
live. The Bernatz family returned recently from Australia and the
Far East for the Case Company. He has been reassigned to Racine and
will continue to be engaged in export activities.
Mrs. Tony Wayland underwent major surgery at St.
Patrick hospital in Missoula Tuesday. She is doing well.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Malakhoff and son Larry left today for their
Jefferson City, Missouri home after a visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Wanderer, and with others. Mrs. Malakhoff and baby
came to Hamilton August 7 and her husband arrived August 31. He is a
bridge designer for the Missouri highway commission.
Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Zacha of Hamilton are parents of a 6 lb 7
oz boy, born Wednesday, September 10 at Daly hospital. They have
named him David Scott. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Richter of Stevensville. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John
Zacha of Corvallis, and great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Zacha
of Hamilton, and Mrs. L.J. Campbell, Corvallis.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Lindgred left today for Salt Lake City where she
will attend the market week. They expect to return home next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Howell of Glendive are the parents of a girl,
born Sunday, September 7 at Daly hospital. The have named the little
lass Renee Ann and she weighed 8 lbs 14 oz upon arrival. Maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Tucker of Victor, great
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Gibson, Hamilton, Mrs. Tucker Briby
of Missoula. Paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harley Howell live
here and great grandmother Mrs. J.B. Gill lives in Glendale,
California. Renee has a brother Brant.
Donald Porter, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Porter of Charlos
Heights underwent surgery on his left knee this morning at Daly
hospital. The bone was cracked while he was in football scrimmage
Friday. His parents and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Porter and Mrs. Robert
Paddock are absent in Missouri, called last Wednesday by the death
of Russell Porter�s mother, Mrs. Dora Porter, who lived near Ava.
They are all expected home tomorrow. The boy�s grandmother Mrs.
Gertrude Rennaker and a distant relative Mrs. Luella Frost have been
caring for Donald.
The Western News, September 4, 1958