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February 10, 1971

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EAGLES LAST HOME GAME THIS FRIDAY PIONEER AND ii00neg 00ierali00 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY "'Montana's Top Award Winning Family Newspaper" | i| The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wednesday, February 10, 1971 iii ! DISTRICT CLASS C , ii! TOURNAMENT Price 15c AND SUCH - In courtship, a man pursues a woman until him. With Valentine's Day just around the corner to pro- what better time for a woman to begin plan- future? Mike Mrachek, 4, presented his huge valentine !i!i!  to Wanda Vetter, 4. The little lady made all the appropriate, "you shouldn't have," and "1 had no idea," noises ..... but her knowing smile assures us that once more, he pursued her until she caught him! - Herald Photo Grain Programs to be Explained Farmers attend a meeting m. in the base- Public Li- an explanation and feed aras Will be pre- farmers and their s s pea- per- to this public chair- County Ag- ation and Con- committee of 1970 in a new free- based on a agriculture important that. legislation be it we are to ts of it," he The ASC committee chair- man added, "When I say 'we' I mean not only farmers but all of the people of Richland Coun- ty, because agriculture is an important economic segment here, and the new farm law is going to make some changes in agriculture over the three years it is in effect." He said the explanation, with a slide show, will be centered pri- marily on the wheat and feed grain programs since these are of primary importance in the county. "The Agricultural Act of 1970, which establishes the set- aside program for feed grains and wheat is a new concept," Iversen said. Farmers who participate in the programs will set aside a percentage of their cropland for conserving uses and maintain their conserving base acres which have already been estab- lished. They will then be free her's Finance cil Starts Drive ) and Fi- the Sidney and CCording to Ex- esident Calvin has Bill and Tony Child, Math Scot- members and Present and alember s during February securir,. a finances for Club" Is Ling mere- bel,s giving them a copy of the 1970 Annual Report and the 1971 sticker for their membership plaques during the next few months. Area residents are asked to support the Chamber of Com- merce. With the membership invest- ment, of present and new mem- bers in the Sidney Chamber of Commerce, it is hoped that 1971 will be another successful year for Sidney and the surrounding area," Oraw said. AnYone interested in becom- ing a member of the Chamber of Commerce is asked to con- tact Seitz or the chamber of- rice at 217 South Central. to plant the re st of their crop- land as they choose to what- ever crops they figure will bring them the most profit. "Always before, farm pro- grams have been restrictive -- have limited the acres onwhich certain crops could be plant- ed," he added. Whether or not a producer plans to participate in the 1971 farm programs, he will be wel- come at the meeting when the new farm legislation isexplain- ed. Husbands and wive s are both invited, Iversen emphasized, and he re-emphasized that the meeting will be open to any in- terested person. "Understanding the legisla- tion and the new farm programs under the set-aside farm law is particularly important to all farm families. Andy Schilling from the State ASCS office will be on hand to answer questions, along with coun ASC committeemen and office personnel," Iversen said. Other meetings are scheduled at Elmdale Hall on Feb, 22 and at 'the Lambert School Multi- purpose room Feb. 23. Both meetings are planned for 7:30 p.m. i !iiili NFO Convention Scheduled Here The Eastern Montana District NFO Convention will be held Feb. 13 in Sidney atthe Lalonde Hotel. Registration of members be- gins at 9 a.m. with the Sidney Chamber of Commerce serving delegates and members with coffee and doughnuts. At 10 a.m. the members will attend grain and commodity meetings. A buffet luncheonwill be served at noon. Members, guests and anyone interested may buy tickets during registra- tion. The business meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. and is open to all farmers and businessmen. DeVon Woodland, National NFO director from Idaho, will be the main speaker. James DeBree, coordinator for the 18 county Eastern Mon- tana Economic Development Group, will also be on the pro- gram. Legislation on this sub- ject is being debated in the Montana Legislature. North Dakota members are especially invited to attend the commodity meetings, luncheon and afternoon sessions. DETERMINATION- Five-year-old Cindy Gaughan explains the trouble she has giving Keith Stotts a ride around the skating rink. It's pure determination to try to pull a sled around with a tricycle, Coal Use Hop Killed With Bill By JACKIE ANDERSON Herald Publisher A bill that would have author- ized funding for construction of a wholesale electric energy dis- trict in eastern Montana, was killed in the Montana House of Representatives this week. The measure was defeated by a vote of 64-29 following some 20 minutes of floor debate. HB 534, or the Wholesale Electric Bill, narrowly squeaked out of the Business and Industry Com- mittee alive. The Committee re- leased the bill with a "do not pass" recommendation. The bill had previously been subjected to a heated hearing session last week. Opponents of the measure were mostly public utility companies who ar- gued the measure, if passed, would jeopardize existing public utility companies. Montana Power, Montana Da- kota Utilities, Pacifc Power and Light and Fergus County Electric Co-operative were all on hand to testify against the Wholesale Electric bill. The idea behind the bill was originally conceived by the Eco- nomic Development Association of Eastern Montana. The pur- pose of the legislation was to offer a feasible concept of us- lug eastern Montana' s coal re- sources to develop industry and offer a wholesale outlet for electrical energy. Dolph Harris, Sidney, presi- dent of EDA and James DeBree EDA Co-ordinator, both testi- fied in Helena on behalf of the HB534. Savage Selects State Delegates Douglas Pust, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Pust, Savage, has been chosen a delegate toBnYs' State, which will be held at Dil- lon this summer. His alternate is Duane Nollmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nollmeyer of Savage. Lynnea Vossler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MelvinVossler of Savage has been chosen a dele- gate to Girls' State, which will be held at Helena. Her alternate is Lynell Odenbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Oden- bach, Savage. "The Economic Development Association of Eastern Montana stresses that it is not promot- ing the establishment of retail power agencies, butwishesonly to make it possible m create wholesale power agencies in Montana which would sellpower and energy to private, public and cooperative power suppli- ers at fair prices," Harristold the legislative hearing commit- tee members. "It is not our intent to place Montana in the retail power bus- iness. We are endorsiug the con- cep of developing our coal re- sources in Montana. We do favor the idea of locating generation facilities in Montana. We do feel we c an re ap real economic bene- fits from related industries that depend upon an adequate and efficient source of power. Util- ization of our coal resourcesin Montana is all we ask," con- cluded Harris' s testimony. Obviously, the major power companies opposing the EDA bill felt the measure was a def- inite and real threat to their business. The power companies testi- fied against the bill with gusto. In a concentrated effort, they zeroed in their big guns and lit- erally shot the bill out of the saddle. In a last - ditch effort to save the measure, EDA -backed sponsors re-wrote part of the bill in an effort to appease the opposition. The re - write attempt was probably the only move that saved the bill long enough for it [o reachtheHouse floor. (continued on page 3) Measles Clinic H ere N ext W eek There will be a Rubella(Ger- man Measles) Immunization Clinic held in Sidney Feb. 18 under the sponsorship of the Health Department and the Sid- new Jayceens. A Rubella Immunization Clin- ic was held in Sidney in May, 1970. The Feb. 18 Clinic willbefor children, ages one through 11, who have not previously been vaccinated with the Rubellavac- cine. Hours for the clinic insidney will be as follows: 10 - 10:30 a.m., Central Elementary; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m., St. Matthew's and 11:30 - 12:00 a.m. Westslde School. Parent Authorization forms will be distributed to school children at the schools. Parents of pre-schoolers can obtain the authorization forms at the Richiand County Health Office or they will be avail- able at the Rubella Clinic atthe designated times and places. There will be a 25 cent charge for the vaccination. Although Rubella is usually a mild disease in children, it is often responsible for mental retardation and malformations in babies born to mothers who contract Rubella during early months of their pregnancy. Since pregnant women usually catch the disease from children the idea is to immunize chil- dren against the disease. Cage Tourney Here Next Week The District Class C basket- ball tournament is scheduled to get under WaY here next week with three t days of basketball action slated for area fans. The tournament, which will get under way Feb. 18 and last through Feb. 20, will feature seven eastern Montana cage teams fighting for the tourney title. Teams participating in the tournament include Bainville, Brockton, Culbertson, Froid, Lambert, Richey and Savage. Pairings and game timeswill appear in next week's Sidney Herald. especially when your trike doesn't have a studded snow tire. Cindy says she gets around pretty well with her trike but the kid on the sled in the back is what slows her down. L Pickup and Delivery Ine 482. 1405 ng spe " I I Dry Cleanl clal ENDS Sat., Feb. 13 Sand%no Sidney Cleaner, All dry cleaning orders of 4 garments )d3tOZ and Laundry or more cleaned and finished at =LJ 70 1J].tqJt[l|L "Your Sanitone Certified Master Dry Clemers"