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SUPPORT THE VFW BUY A POPPY THIS SATURDAY Vol. 65 No. 18,U rali00 PIONEER AND OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COU NTY "Montana's Top Award Winning Family Newspaper" r " " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: i;il HATS OFF TO i iii HOSPT00S.U.SES I i::i FO. ,HE,F, W EEKS ........ | :i:.:;::.:;:.:':!:-:.:.:::;::;::::::::;:;:::q:::' The Sidney Herald,.Sidnev, Mont._j_, Wed., May 3, 1972 Price 15c ame Jay Lalond o Highway Board The appointment of Jay Lalonde, a Sidney businessman, to Montana's Highway Commission was announced Tuesday by Gov. Forrest H. Anderson. A Democrat, Lalonde fills the vacancy caused by the death of R. Z. "Pete" Coffey, Wolf Point. Coffey, who died last March 18, was serving a four - yeal" term which started Feb. 1, 1971. The new commissioner was 1960 - 61 president of the Montana Contractors Association. He currently is chief executive officer of the Richland National Bank; vice president of Tenderloin In- dustries, a commercial feediot operation; and president of Yellowstone Livestock Co., all of Sidney. The governor, in a prepared statement, said Lalonde "has demonstrated great ability in business and a strong dedication to his community and his state. I believe these assets should make him a very effective member of the Montana Highway Com- mission." A native of Bainvllle, Lalonde attended the University of Montana and in 1937 joined his father in contracting, agriculture and other businesses. He managed the family corporations until 1963. Lalonde has been president of the Sidney Chamber of Com- merce. On the state's road agency, he represents Dist. 14, which covers the counties of Roosevelt, Shdridan, Daniels, Phillips, Valley, Dawson, McCone, Prairie, Richland, Wibaux, Garfield, Petroleum and Fergus. unty Ballot Complete f glven candidates are vying the County Commissioner let, with three in the race for County Superintendent of hools. Candidates announced within the last week are Gilman A. loss and Bing Poff for the tY Commissioner post, and Ugene F. Krueger for County intendent of Schools. On the ballot for County COmmissioner will be four 5b .e.fcrats; Leo Hackley, Guy • Severson Jr., Cliff Heck and P0ff; and seven Republicans, incumbent Eyvand H. Wick, Bob McGianis, Sherill Hen- derson, Art Serteberg, Oscar Hein, R. E. (Bob) Schilling and Foss. The elected candidate will join the other two Com- missioners, Andrew Petersen • Jr. and Harold Burke, chair- man. Joining Republican Mrs. John (Alice) Miller and Democrat Mrs. Clarence (Annette) Pedersen in the Superintendent of Schools race will be Krueger, also a Democrat: One candidate be elected. The office is open due to the resignation of Mrs. Mabel Ernster, effective after the general election Nov. 7. Krueger, a Sidney High School graduate, was born and raised in the area. He attended Montana State University, the University of Arizona and the University of Montana, receiving a teaching certificate and a degree in chemistry. He has also completed studies in pre-law. Hospital Open e opportunity to learn about health care in general and about hospitals in 9articular will be available next week when Community emorial Hospital joins with 7,0} hospitals throughout the tion in observing National ithl Week. observance, which is lPonsored annually by the American Hospital ASSociation, begins May 7. Ralph V. Johnson, ad- ,,rnistrator of the hospital, said aat Community Memorial ital's plans for the week lude a Tea and Open House May 7, between 2 and 4 p•m•, mlonsored by the Hospital Uxiliary. . This week's events mark the 2nd such observance. A tional 'Hospital Day was tiated May 12, 1920, the 100th iversary of the birth of rence Nightingale. Johnson Xplained that National Ospital Week traditionally is .°trved during the week that ncludes Florence ightingale's birthday in ognition of her pioneer work hospital care. "But hospitals ve changed radically since time, when they were little House more than shelters for the hopelessly ill," he said. "Today, they are complex arrangements of services for both the sick and the well." This year's National Hospital Week theme, "We Want You... In the Picture of Health," emphasizes the change in the concept of the hospital's role, Johnson said. He explained that the theme expresses not only hospitals' traditional dedication to making sick people healthy, but also their modern commitment to providing the framework for keeping all people healthy. Hospitals now do a lot more than providing nursing care for bedridden patients, he pointed ouL "In fact, he said, national statistics indicate that for every patient admit-Wd to 'i hospital bed during : year, about six bersns received care in a hospital outpatient department. Candidates File To State Posts Nine candidates have filed for the State Representative post and four for the State Senator position in District Three, comprising Richland, Dawson, Wihaux and Fallon Counties. Vying for the State Representative office are in- cumbents S. A. Olson of Glendive and Oscar S. Kvaalen of Lambert, both Republicans, and Robert C. (BOb) Prevost of Lambert, a Democrat. New candidates announced are Harry B. Beggar of Krueger plans to teach summer school in Sidney this year. County Commissioner candidate Poff was born and raised in Richland County. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1956 and attended Northern Montana College at Havre for two years, studying farm and ranch management. Following college, he ran- ched for a couple of years and then became patrol operator for the Richland County Road Department, which he held for owner of a trucking firm. He and his wife, Evelyn, have three children; Gary 12, Larry 9 and Vickie 6. Foss, also a Commissioner candidate, was born in Brock- ton and attended schools in Fairview. He is employed with Washington National Insurance Company. He and his wife, Lucille, have four children; Philip in Por- Rand, Ore., Marflyn Darby of Billings, Mrs. Linda McDonald of Oceanside, Calif. and Pauline Webber of Billings. Incumbent Mrs. Ilene Dawe, Republican, is the sole can- didate for the Clerk of District Court post, with other in- cumbents up for election to the Justice of the Peace positions in their district are Rex Gebhardt, Democrat, of Sidney and Mrs. Walt (Jean) Lanouette, Republican, of Fairview. Three Charges I Shoplifting It's not only magicians Who are slight - of. hand experts• Shoplifters, men and women with gimmicks and perfected techniques, are prowling through Main Street stores and shopping centers nationwide stealing an estimated billion in merchandise a year. The Montana Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Small Business Administration and local chambers of commerce, is sponsoring a film workshop on shoplifting, bad check artists and employe theft in the Hospitality Room of the Sidney National Bank, May 4. Tl'e will be two umflo, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Films included in the clinic will be "It Can Happen to You" (employe theft); "The P3erlmers" (bad check writing); and "Tim Shoplifter". All employers and em- ployos are urged to attend the program, sponsored by the Sidney Chamber of Commm, Trade Development Council. Wibaux, Signa D. Kubesh of Glendive, Sam Lee of Richey and Henry J. Schepens of Sidney, all Democrats. Republicans on the ballot will be I,. E. (Gene) Wood and James F. Mortinson, both of Glendive. On the ballot for State Senator will be incumbents For Sidney Man A Sidney man was arrested April 25 on charges of petty larceny, vandalism and fur- nishing liquor to a minor, ac- cording to Richland County Sheriff Harold Grinolds. Charged was Gary Carl Swenson, 22, of Sidney, who is awaiting further sentencing on ;:;:';::-`;::':•:•:::•::•:•:•.•:•:::::::::::'::•:•••:•••:••:••::`:.:•:-:->-::-:-:4-•:•::•:\>:::-q:::'.-%-'::'.---.';'%V.:;:::.--e.:'.'F--%%-';-;'.;,;•;;\>;;q\>;..'Lq.:e.':e...-e`:u.:de., Coffee Clutch' C 00pens Business The brain child of five women will be revealed to the public this Friday when The Straw Pile opens for business. The shop, located at 117 3rd Ave. SW in Sidney, will open from 9 a•m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with gift and decorating items for all ages and tastes. The five involved are Marlys Worley, Edna Rambur, Katy Gunderson, Marlene Sobolik and Ardis Martini, all Sidney women who met each Tuesday morning for coffee. It was during one of those gatherings that they decided to go into business on their own. The shop is in the former residence of Anna Balls, which was originally near the Valley Hotel. The women noted the building was moved several years ago by horses, which took 10 days just to go the few blocks. The women like the fact that it is one of the older houses in the area because "it adds to our theme of the Gibson Girl, created by Jerry Cornelia, a senior in Sidney(who also did a lot of our sign and art work." The shop has four main rooms for its customers, in- cluding Tin Pan Alley for the younger generation, with posters, incense and other items; The Coop and The Parlor house the varied imported gifts and consignment articles; and the Tea Room, with the Gibson Girl theme, which will provide baked goods from Sidney women. The bakers will be Molly Linker, June Linker, Cora Anderson, Esther Hundtoft and Olivia Iverson. Articles were purchased from all over Montana, the operators noted, with imported items from "just about everywhere". Items from Montana residents include ceramics, leather goods, wood items, candies, agates, macrame, jewelry, quilts and many others. The women noted the idea of opening the shop was "an impulsive one." "We do now and think later," they noted, "but we're sure glad we followed through on this idea." Spending most their "spare time" working in the building, the womensaid, "We really have so many people to thank, but especially our husbands who have helped in so many ways." And, so the "population" of Sidney increases by one, with the opening of the The Straw Pile, truly a brain child. TO GREET YOU --Jerry Cornelia designed and drew the sign for the five operators of the shop, which is located at 117 3rd Ave. SW in Sidney. POTPOURRI A PLENTY -- The Straw Pile features unique grit and decorative Items, with everything from posters to posies. PERFECT HOSTESSES -- The five operators of The Straw Worley and Katy Gunderson, try out the Tea Room before the Pile, Edna Rambur, Marlene Sobollk, Ardis Martini, Marlys opening this Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • "'''"""'""""''"" "'""""'}""''''" "'""''"'" ";""'*"""''" "''",'.:'e;," ;%;;;;;;..%°%..%.%-.%%° %'-°" "*:."" "" ...... • "..;'...'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ...;::..e%%:.:.;.: ............................. ....................,.........-...,.-........................ ......... .,..%..%....,.%,,:.:,..:'@.:::::: Cornie R. Thiessen of Lambert, the vandalism and "liquor to a a Democrat, and Republicans minor" charges in the county Convenience, Service for All Glenn T. Rugg of Plevna and jail, Grinolds noted. He was Thomas W. Hughes of Glen. sentenced to 10 days in the dive. Also in the race is A. A. Zody of Glendive, a Democrat, presently serving as a State Representative. Two Senators and four Representatives from District Three will be elected in the Nov. 7 general elections. Primary elections will be held June 6. Deadline for filing nominations for state, district, county, township and precinct office was April 27. Independent candidates have until Aug. 9 to file for the general election. county jail on the petty larceny charge, the Sheriff stated, while the Sidney youth was turned over to the Juvenile Officer. Grinolds noted the two had apparently crossed the river by the old Thiel Coal Mine, east of Sidney, where a county road maintenance vehicle was parked. He stated the two allegedly cut the battery cables, stole the battery, cut the fan belt and punched holes m the radiator. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $100, the Sheriff said. Convenience and service for all residents 3vere the main concerns expressed by plan- ners at the public meeting Tuesday night when Sldney's future was discussed. About 50 residents turned out for the program, to hear suggestions made by planning consultants, Harold Eagle and John Olson of Morrison Maierle, Inc., and Jim Richards with the State Planning Departfnent, all out of Helena. Representatives from the City - County Planning Board for Sidney and Richland County were also on hand to view the graphs, maps and slides, which were explained by Olson and Eagle. What now and will effect Sidney residents was the central theme stressed by the consu!tants, as they discussed possible plans for the planning district in such areas as recreation, industry, housing, schools, roads and many others. The planning district includes about 29 square miles of land surrounding and in- cluding Sidney. Greeting and thanking those attending, Harold Mercer, Director of Public Works and member of the Planning Board, stated "This is not your program or the Planning Board's, but ours together. It's planning for your city and your future and cannot be done by one person or one group, but by all of us." Eagle further noted, "It takes experts to assist in planning, but the final decision is up to the citizens." Olson pointed out the importance of local interest, ideas and opinion and that, "An expert is usually thought of as a man with a briefcase from out of town." The comprehensive plan was described by Richards as "a long range guide, which creates a thread of continuity, with about 35 such plans already in exmtence in Montana." A final report of plans for the district is being completed, to include maps showing future land use, graphs indicating population projections, scales providing past, present and future economic growth and many detailed projects suggested for the future of the district, with concern for every resident the meaning behind each plan. €