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| ............ i | LOWER YELLOWSTONE i FEEDER TOUR JANUARY 8- 9 J 'Vol. 63 No. 1 PIONEER AND ii00ney 00erali00 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY "Montana's Top Award Winning Fami/y Newspaper" The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wednesday, January 6, 1971 :!: SPEECH AND ;.: HEARING CLINIC JANUARY 11 - 12 SIDNEY ELKS LODGE .....J .:.>..;---- - -_ Price 15c ' Annua,l F der Tour Here Thi Sidney Couple In Train Wreck By DON MRACHEK Herald Editor Two Sidney regtdents were in- jured slightly Jan. 5 when the westhmmd Burlington Northern North Coast Limited passenger train they were riding on, de- railed at McKenzie, N. D. Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lee ld they were just sitting down to eat breakfast in the diner car at 9:30 a.m. when the de- railment occurred. "Everything began to fall off the tables, then chairs began to flY around. I laid down on the floor, but a guy fell on top of me and I wrenched my leg," Lee said. Mrs. Lee received a minor cut above her right eye. The St. Paul, Minn., to Seat- tie, Wash., train had 11 cars leave the track 25 miles eastof Bismarck, officials in the area said. The train carried 178pas- sengers and according tore- Pts, seven persons were in- jured. Several of the passenger s received bruises and minor cuts. "R was a terrrible jolt," Lee said. According to the Lees, help was there almost immediately after the derailment and"There wasn't anything that could be done, that they didn't do," Lee said. The Lees were returning from a Christmas holiday visit with their son who lives in Fort du Lac, Wis. "No one seemed to panic... there wasn't aw screaming in our car," the Lees said. The cause of the accident and the extent of damage to the equipment is still under inves- tigation according toBurliogton Northern officials, but prelim- inary investigationsindicate the accident was caused by a snap- ped rail caused from the cold. The Lees returned to Sidney early this morning. Fluoride Proposal Includes Sidney By JACKIE ANDERSON Herald Publisher A bill will be introduced in the State Senate later this week . reqairi fluoridation of water suPPlies in 44  com- munities, lncltKU Sidney.  If lmssed, the legl61mim ! Would reqtflre all cities with a POPulation of 1,000 or more to Install fluoridation facilities by July I, 1973. Sen. John C. Sheeby, D-Bil- lings, is chief sponsor of the bill. Sheehy's wife is amember of the State Board of Health. The Board has requested the mandatory fluoridation legisla- Uon and it has been endorsed by the Montana State Dental Association. It has been estimated the to- tal cost to the 44 communities invold would be about $192,000. It would also cost about 10 cents a person for the approximately 256,000 persons who would then have fluoridesin their drinking water, or about $25,000 a year according to the State Health Department. The fluoridation proposal was met with mixedreactionsinSid- ueY. A Sidney draggistquestion- ed the merits of fluorides mea- sured in the city' s water supply. "Fluorides don't affect per- rams over 50 years of age. Chil- !i. dren consume about 1,000 cc's ot fluids each day and not all of it is water so what we would be doing isfluoriding our lawns, car washes, etc.," observed the 'ngst. "Fluoride today, penicillin tomorrow and what next?. What we have now is a good glass of water here and that' s more than Glendive or Williston can say. We don, t get our drinldngwater from the river,,, concluded the dreggist. MaYor Oscar L. Anderson urged all Sidney residents to contact civic leaders at once and VOice their opinions on the fluoridation proposal. "We reed to know how our citizens are thinking on this , matter before we can inform r legislators how we stand me fluoridation bill," the has cavities is our oldest daugh- ter who is living away from home. Our dentist says he can tell when our children are not taking their fluoride. In my pedi- atric practice, I can tell which children are receiving flumddes and which are not," said the doctor. Taking fluorides in pill form is not consistent, according to the physician. Cllildren don't always take their daily fluoride dose. "The most effective way to receive fluoride is through the water supply because water is consumed fairly consistently each day," the doctor noted. Fairview residents have less cavities than Sidney people be- cause of a natural fluoride sup- ply in the Fairview water sup- ply, according to the Sidney physician. Arguments Pro and con willl be aired concerning the forth- coming fluoridation proposal. Citizens are urged to contact Sidney civic leaders and voice their opinions regarding the fluoride bill. Sidnev Art Club Needs New Name On Jan. 4, 25Sidney residents met at the Lalonde Hotel ball- room to organize the Sidney Art Club. The purpose of the club is to promote art in the com- munity and surrounding area. The club is searching for a new name and they invite new sitggestions from the public. Sitggestions should be referred to Dale Lundby. Starting in February, the club will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. The next meeting will be held Jan. 18 at the Lalonde Hotel. Adult Basketball League Started The Sidney Recreation De- partment is organizing an inde- pendent adult- basketball league here. NEW YEAR - NEW HOSPITAL - NEW BABY - This hefty, nine pound boy arrived Jan. 2 at 1 : 15 p.m. He has the distinctive honor of being the first 1971 baby born in the new Community Memorial Hospital here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dietrich, Jr. of Fairview. He joins two sisters, Shawn, 5 and Angle, 3 and one brother, Dorian, 7. Dietrich is a driller for Calvert Drilling. Anderson Won't Run In Coming Election By JACK[E ANDERSON Herald Publisher Mayor O. L. Anderson an- nounced at city council Monday night that he would not be acan- didate for re-election to the mayor's office this upcoming term. Anderson has held the may- or's post in Sidney for three consecutive terms. In announc- ing his decision, Mayor Ander- son said he wanted his position made clear early sothere would be ample time for prospective candidates to file for the post. Under the terms of a law en- acted during the last state leg- islative session, nominations for mayor willbe accepted from Feb. 28 through March 5. The election will be held April 5, 1971. Prior to his six years as mayor, Anderson served about six years as acity council mem- ber. The mayor, who celebrated his 60th birthday Jan. 5, said, his decision not to run for re- election was based on several premesis. "There's a lot of this country we haven't seenand my wife, Helen, and I would like to do some traveling while we can still enjoy it." "Our city government's re- sponsibilities are constantly in- creasing and consolidation was a must. It hasgreatly contribut- ed to holding down the adminis- trative costs of city govern- ment," said Anderson. The frontage road on North Park, which was built asas&fe- ty feature, is also considered a notable achievement of the city, according to Anderson. The institution of an annual street maintainance program, made possible through gas tax participation, and the mercury vapor street lighting program were also highlights of Mayor Anderson's terms in office. Other significant achieve- ments of the city council during the past six years included: A program requiring the dedi- cation and development of city parks. An 80-acre city - county land- fill scheduled for completion in 1971. Plans to combine city - coun- ty law enforcement facilities un- der one roof at the old county jail site. New coun - city library fa- cility. Johnson Slated New fire truck and fire hall addition. Sewer additionto south Sidney which will allow ample future expansion in that area. The completion of city re- zoning. Mayor Anderson also ex- pressed satisfaction in the knowledge that the long-talked- about City - County Planning Commission is "all ready to come into being." "Every city fund is in the black with an operating margin so we don't have to borrow money between tax periods," observed Mayor Anderson. In the past six years, a re- serve fund for storm sewers has been started in the hope it may be utilized under a match- ing federal fund basis in the future. A police pension fund has also been established during Anderson's term. City police- men are not eligible for Social Securi and the pension fund offers a measure of protection to the law officers in lieu of Social Security, Anderson said. Anderson stressed the point that he feels the success of his past six years and the accom. plishments named have been the Two days of events have been scheduled for the 40th annual Lower Yellowstone Feeder Tour here Jan. 8 and 9. The theme this year is "Making Livestock Profits Number One in 71". Weathermen forecast abright outlook for the two days with temperatures not quite so cold and conditions mostly fair. Low temperatures during the tour are expected to be between zero and five below with the high in the mid-teens. Three stops, giving partici. pants in the tour a first hand look at actual feeder opera- tions, have been planned this year with the first stop planned at the David Frandsen lot two miles northeast of Sidney. The second stop will be atthe Steinbeisser Brothers feediot five miles northofSidney. Stein- beissers feed calves, lambs and steers. The Valley Vu Feedlot, anew commercial operation two miles northeast of Falrview, will be the third stop on the tour. Registration for the eventbe- gins at 10 a.m. in the Lalonde Hotel and the Sidney Livestock Market Center on Jan. 8. Keynote speaker on Friday will be U. S. Representative John Melcher who will talk at 1:30 p.m. on meat imports and meat inspection. Melcher has been an avid backer of stronger meat import and inspection laws. Guidelines to profits in calf wintering and what the buyer looks for, will be the topic of Robert Capser's speech at 2:15 p.m. Capser operates a 2,000 - head feedlot near Billings and runs approximately 1,000 head of yearlings on his ranch. A Sidney area man, Russell Johnson, will speak on pork production to feeder tour parti- cipants at 3 p.m. A question and answer period will follow Johnson's comments. The day' s activities will adjourn at 4p.m. A smorgasbord, hosted by the Triangle NiLe Club, Mullen Realty and Cheerio Lounge will be held Friday night at the Tri- angle. Saturday's session will begin with registration again at 8:30 a.m. in the Lalonde Hotel. Buses will depart from the Lalonde Hotel at 9 a.m. for the three feedlot stops. Coffee breaks will be taken during the stops. A noon luncheon, sponsored by the Ding Dong CowBelles of the Sidney area, hasbeen sched- , uled at the Moose Hall here. Leon Miller, presently feeder committee chairmanof the Mow tana Stockgrowers Association, will present a speech n Feed- lot pollution at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Miller manages a cus- tom feedlot near Billings and has been in the cattle feeding business in various parts of the U. S. for 40 years. Rep. J ohn Mclcher Extension Marketing and Re- source Development Specialist at Montana State University, Dr. James H. Cothern will talk on profit potentials in the dairy industry. Cothern has adoctors degree in Agricultural Econom- ics from Montana State Uni- versity and has had several ar- ticles on dairying published in national magazines. Russell Johnson will again give comments on pork produc- tion at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. Animal health and how it af- fects livestock profits will be the topic of John D. McCleary's speech. McCleary, a native of Montana is a veterinarian at Hardin. A question and answer period will he held after McCleary's speech and the tour will adjourn at 4:45 p.m. All panel discussions will be at the Sidney Livestock Market Center. An open social hour will be held at the Sidney Moose Club at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and a smorgasbord at the Lalonde Hotel Ballroom will begin at 6:30 p.m. Leon Miller James II. Cothem Dr. John D. McCleary Bob Caper MWDA Director Says Project Alive Montana Water Development Association (MWDA) Director Frank Crisafulli, Glendive, as- sured the MWDA board of di- rector s at its recent meeting in Clinic Planned In Old Hospital By JACKIE ANDERSON The old hospital building is sporting a new look as it as- sumes the duties of housing Sidney's doctor and clinic fa- cilities. This week, sounds of saw and hammer predominate, New partitions and some remodel- ing are presently under way in- side the building. Cardboard cartons and nurses wearing har- ried looks give the comforting impression that moving is the Billings, that his proposal for a 350 mile series of canals and reservoirs in eastern Montana was alive and well. The proposal, whichwasfirst made public by Crisafulli and Savage rancher, Karney Red- man, at the 1969 MWDA Cow vention in Billings, calls for a 350-mile diversion canal begin- ning at the Yellowstone River near Livingston. The canal would capture and utilize yellowstone floodwater for irrigation and recreation purposes. According to Crissfulli, the project would begin west of Big Timber, follow the Missourf- Ye llow stone divide through east-central Montana, andwould end near Sidney. The proposed project is ex- pected to cost somewhere be- tween $350 and $500 million Russell Johnson Fairview Tour Meeting Slated A Fairvlew Feeder Tour meeting will be held Jan. 7 atthe Fairview High School Vo-Ag building at 7 p.m., to choose stops for the upcoming Feeder Tour. Fairview's feeder tour has been scheduled for Feb. 6. ,ayor said. Anderson also said he felt it credit of a city council that is same confusing experience no One mOther of young children Individuals who have notbeen was time for "someone else to TO Attend School progressive and action minded, matter who you are or what the to develop. Committee members for the ,said she tell the cost offluorid- included on a team are askedto take over." "They want accomplishment circumstances. When first introduced the pro- tour include Chairman Rich Zottheleeity, Sdrinkingwaterwas contact Recreation Director R. Commenting on his six years A Sidney police officer, Mar- and they have anexcellentwork- Only two doctors have moved ject drew a great deal o criti- Karst, Vice Chairman Garry bills ss an the costofdental L. Buehleriftheydesiretoplay. as mayor, Andersonconsidered vin Johnson, will attend a school ing relationship," Anderson into the old hospital building so cism and skepticism butinview Steinley, TreasurerOrionSund- Posedi% ne favored the pro- Games will he played on Sun- the creation of the Director of on narcotics Jan. 2-29 accord- said. far. Dr W B. Danner and Dr. of recent national develoP- helm, and Secretary Dan Watts. days from 1 p.m. until all Public Works post as the most ing to Sidney Police ChiefJohn- "The responsibility of being I. HaniffY are now working in ments, critics have acquired Other members include Rich- ..... ,' Not?" - ttitude of Why , land Coun Exie . A $ n e a u been he medical center Other Sid an a y nsionAgentEl dyer .t .... teams have nlaved Leaeueolav mgmficant during his te ur . ny Schm,tt Sidney's mayor h str ly t . ................ endor  stctan hearti  ......... ,, " " " il be mort accordi to urisafulli, lis wntiams rdctenzie ,- Sed the tun ly will begin Jan.- 10 at the Junior Phamng this new concept The school will be held atthe an honor. I greatly appreciate ney phystctans w 1 ng .... ng . . , County - I It all , !dep.roposaL High Schooltwmnasiumandonly into our city government and Montana Law EnforcementAca- the confidence the voters have shortly, Crsafulli, wnos a memher Extension agentKernutToepke, morlde..pk:.  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It must be said that Mayor quarters are listed with the mission., arums satesengxneer, ble, ate Hurley, Hank Kittle- .... uves er t oZ7 des all ating are asked tocontactBueh- and maximum efficiency," oh- The school is for all law en- Anderson has more thanearned telephone compar under Md- Fran dertez, nave ueen cnar- son, trdon Berndt, Pete Kia- i ourse, mas and Gerhard Reichenbach. tl i BASKETBALL - Sidney vs. Glendive 00Sidney Cleaners " _, _ and Laundry I i F 8 - 8.00 m. "ourSanitoneCertifiedMaster I)ryCleaaer="