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Stores Open to 9 p.m. M0n Wed. and Fri. PIONEER AND ii00nrg 00lerali00 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY "Montana's Top Award Winning Family Newspaper" ======================================================== Snowmobile Races Rich00and County Fairgrounds Sunday, Dec. 10 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 65 No. 49 The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wed., Dec. 6, 1972 = Price: 15c By RUSS WELLS Herald Publisher deer hunters stranded small island on the River were late Sunday evening by nard ters Rescued s H S Housing helicopter after spending seven helpless hours cut off from the rest of the world in 20 below weather. Rescued were Frank Reed, 40, Savage; and his two sons, Greg, 17, and Tony, 16; .lames B A N D For The Rive Isle Elderly ' --7500 Agriculture(iJSDA)hasmovedThe U S Department of to stimulate the production of I,]. I)avis, 40, and Pat Dunn, 38, both of Billings; and Dave Osterman, 18, Gale Schmid, 49, and Hobert Schmid, 17, all of t,'razer, Minn., The ordeal began about 3:45 p.m. Sunday when Reed and one of his sons brought five (leer to the shore. The younger lleed stayed with the deer while his father crossed the channel by boat to pick up the others in the party. A short time after Reed returned to the island large chunks of ice, some as big as a house, came rushing down the previously quiet channel blocking the return to shore. Guy Shanks, a local game warden, came upon the scene and discovered the stranded hunting party and contacted Sheriff Harold rOle) Grinolds. The channel on the opposite earings Next Week On Irrigation Plan helicopter from Bismarck was called and used in the rescue. The men had been deer hunting on the island and were stranded when ice prevented them from returning to the main shore with their beat. -- Don Mrachek Photo Official public hearings on an $8 million irrigation rebuilding plan will be held Dec. 11 and 12 in Fairview, Sidney and Savage. Fairview's meeting will be held Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center and Sidney's hearing will be Dee. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Club. The hearing at Savage, Which was scheduled for Dec. 13 has been changed to Dec. 12. It will be held at the Savage High School gym at 7:30 p.m. The hearings have been set to give waterusers the chance to express their views concerning the rebuilding plan. -- Area Game Warden, Guy Shanks, discusses the rescue ordeal with Frank one of the men stranded on a Yellowstone r. Shanks found the men and led Richland County Sheriff Harold A North Dakota National Guard iid Game Feed County's Sport- He said both parties have Club is sponsoring a wild their problems and the feed is feed and discussion intended to get the two together Dec. 8 at the Sidney and possibly help correct the Club. situation in our area. to get under way Offered at the feed will be a ll.m., all area ranchers and are invited to the stew and wild game roasts with according to I,arry all the trimmings. Movies will be shown and District 3 president of the club. ,ndowners and sportsmen legislators have been invited get the chance to discuss plus Montana Fish and Game problems at the feed. personnel. The legislators and Fish and Game officials will property and field questions and help with by sportsmen has some constructive comments very poor relations toward alleviating the wor- the property owner sening situation, according to hunter and it is hoped Garman. h the dinner and Movies will also be shown problems and (luring the evening's events. can be discussed. said that the in- A similar event was held of posted land and about five years ago in Sidney damage to owner's and response to it was put the landowner tremendous, according to Start relation into a Starr, a former president of the state, club. Starr said that it is hoped that the evening will be beneficial to everyone. Tickets for the feed and evening may be purchased at the door and further in- formation may be obtained by contacting Garman or Starr. side of the island had ap- parently become jammed with ice forcing the frozen chunks down the channel used by the hunters to cross in a 12 - foot aluminum boat. The incident took place about 25 miles from Sidney and about five miles northeast of Savage. Due to adverse weather conditions in most of Montana, a North Dakota Air National Guard helicopter was alerted by Williams County Sheriff l,eRoy l,utz, Williston, through (;ca. l,aClair Melhouse, N. D. adjutant general. The men on the island had no indication for several hours that they would be rescued so they prepared to spend the night there. They built a fire and roasted a hind quarter of a (leer over the open flame. The men also boiled a deer heart in a coffee pot without salt or pepper. One of the hunters said, - ....... "The heart didn't taste too 4ood." At about 7 p.m. the stranded hunters were alerted by the warden that a rescue attempt was being planned. He yelled the message across the channel to the chilly hunters huddled (Continued on Page 3) Council Will Accept Bids For Tractor r. S"HJMey (tyncil voted . , Monday night to accept bids for a crawler tractor for the new land fill disposal The council will call for the bids Jan. 8. Mayor Bruce Harris said the bids will be opened at the Jan. 8 meeting. The council heard price quotes and reports on crawler tractors from Alan Curtis, Industrial Equipment representative from Billings and Jeff Green of Tractor and Equipment of Sidney, during the meeting. Industrial Equipment sells Hough tractors and Tractor and Equipment sells Cater- pillar. Mayor Harris said the council plans on using Revenue Sharing funds to pay for the new tractor, which is expected to cost over $60,000. Sidney's first Revcnue Sharing payment is about $45,1)00, according to the Montana Taxpayers Association, and payment is expected this week. The balance payment on the new tractor will be paid when Sidney receives its second federal assistance payment. Chester P. Johnson and Nord l,und approached the council to request some aid in housing for senior citizens. Council members discussed the appeal but made no definite plans. Bills were paid and the meeting was adjourned. 7000 6500 00 ND EMP. TEMPERATURES RISIN' -- Paul Prevost, Sidney, points to the $7,500 goal needed to send the Sidney High School Symphony Band to Portland in February. Prevost built the thermometer to measure the amount of money the band has collected and earned. The band earned the right to make the trip by placing in a national audition. They are the only ban d from Montana that has been invited. -- Mark Gram Photo rental housing for the elderly and for low - and moderate - income families in rural areas. Richard D. Smiley, State Director of the Farmers Home Administration, announced new regulations that will benefit rural families, ranging from newly - formed ones not ready for home ownership to the elderly for whom little provision is made in most small towns. Farmers Home Ad- ministration is a direct mort- gage lender in rural areas, including towns with a population of 10,000 and less. In this program, mortgage fimmcing up to $750,000 may be available for the cost of development of rental housing projects, including the pur- chase of a suitable site as well as landscaping. Benefits for elderly persons as well as for others whose incomes are in the low to moderate range are expected from these changes: 1. There is no residency requirement for borrowers who designate a local managing agent with full authority to act for them. Previously the horrower was required to live near and supervise the project. 2. Performance bonds or some form of assurance will be required for all projects of $60,000 or more. 3. The developer an in- dividual, partnership or cor- poration is expected to furnish construction financing, giving flexibility to his building schedule. Interest on the construction loan may be in- cluded in the rental housing loan as a cost of development. 4. l,imited profit borrowers who will build rental housing for low - income families are noW elgibile for interest rates as low as one per cent. (Continued on Page 3) Band Trip Money Drive Parents, music students and merchants will be going all out this Saturday to help raise money for the "Portland Band Trip Fund." At last count the fund had reached $2,300 on its way to the $7,500 needed to send the Sidney High School Band to perform at the Music Educator's Con- ference in Portland in February. The band will represent the state of Montana at the conference. Saturday marks what has been tagged as "Gala Band Day" downtown in Sidney. Many merchants will be giving a percentage of the day's sales to the fund. A group of parents is busy making 2,000 ham sandwiches which will be sold at several businesses and at the Band Day headquarters in the old Wards store on South Central. Ham sandwiches along with Christmas decorations and candles will be on sale at Sobolik's, Penney's, Mc- Donald's, Yellowstone Mer- cantile and BoWs Warehouse Market. The Elk's Kitchen will be serving the sandwiches (luring a noon luncheon that is open to the public that day. The ham sandwiches will also be delivered free of charge within the city limits. Residents can call 482-2331 for delivery. Several hundred handmade Christmas items will be on sale Saturday including candles, snowflakes, fancy felt goblet covers, Christmas card decorator bulbs, large hanging spheres, centerpieces, Snowmobile Races Snowmobile races are on tap this Sunday as the first annual Jaycee sponsored races get underway at 1 p.m. Races will be held in six different classes on the one- half mile oval track at the Rlehland County Fairgrounds. Registration for the races begins at noon and a riders meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Trophies and 75 per cent of the entry fees will be awarded to winners In the races and refreshments will be available at the track. Christmas wall hangings, wreaths and several other ornaments and decorations for the home. Along with the sandwiches and decorations at the old Wards store will be coffee, Pepsi, chips, candy bars and doughnuts. Band students will also be selling subscriptiorls to the Sidney Herald at the location. They will keep half of each new subscription sold. l,'irms that are helping out with Saturday's Gala Band Day include Moore's Central, KGCX, Webber's Furniture and Sporting Goods, Blue Rock Products, Sidney Herald, Farm and Home, Snowflake Bakery, Yellowstone Mercantile, Johnson Hardware, Mon- tgomery Ward, Sidney Auto Dealer's Assn., Bob's (Continued on Page 3) Meals on Wheels Needs He& Officials of the Sidney Meals on Wheels program this week stressed the need for tem- porary financial assistance if the program is to survive. The officials said that present funds, which are donations, have been nearly exhausted and that more money is needed if the meal service to elderly people is to continue. Meal service for the program started May 1 with five par- ticipants. All of the participants were self - supporting when the program started. Over 600 meals have been served to 21 persons since May 1. Meals on Wheels, Inc. has also assisted seven low - income people by paying for one-half of their meals. Officials say the program is being well received and the demand for the service is growing. The officials said that because of the red tape and complicated processes the program has not applied for Federal assistance yet. They said they are operating strictly on donations from the com- munity. Cost of the program is $1.75 per day per person and includes the $1.50 that is paid to the Community Memorial Hospital for preparing the meals. The additional 25 cents covers the cost of the disposable dishes and small operating costs. Self - supporting participants pay $1.50 for the service and low - income participants pay 75 cents for the program and additional costs are paid with donations. Administrative and delivery personnel for the program are al! volunteer. Officials said they are grateful for previous donations and said that without them they could not have operated this long. They said that persons wanting to donate to the program may send their contributions or memorials to Meals on Wheels, Inc., Box 348, Sidney, Mont. 59270. All donations are tax deductible and persons may indicate how they want their money used. Complete Men's 'FORMAL WEAR RENTALS Zztest Styles and Colors 2 Weeks Reservation Required Phene: 482.1405 Support T- e ,el , Ham Sandwiches Available 01d , Decorations Sat., Dec. 9 ,Centerpie=e, ot Store Building S,dn.,,,..n.- and Laundry '"Your Sanitone Certified Mmr Dry Cleaners',