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Stores Open to 9 p.m. M0n., - Wed. and Fri. PIONEER AND ii00ttrg 00erali00 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY "'Montana's Top Award Winning Family Newspaper" :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Sidney - Hardin ii!!! Basketbal, iiii Friday, Dec. 15 d. 65 No. 50 The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wed., Dec. 13, 1972 m iJ i = Price: 15c nual Concert Senior High ,'s High School music will present their Christmas Concert Dec. at 7:30 p.m. at the high vocal department will old and new to please musical taste, according Gratz, choir instructor. Girl's Chorus will present carols from Europe, American carol and popular number "Do You unior High Set Sidney Junior High Music Department will its annual Christmas Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in ,lunior High Gym. program will feature a of vocal and in- groups including sixth grade beginners Other bands on the will be the Cadet Concert Band and the Band. vocal portion of the ram will feature the and eighth grade girls the eighth grade girls and the ninth grade ensemble. public is cordially invited attend this concert and share the Christmas spirit. There be no admission charge. Hear What I Hear". Sidney's Concert Choir will perform from the con- temporary Christmas reper- toire presenting T. W. Dean's Christmas Cantata. Solos will be sung hy Jann Harper, I,aura Sampson, Rene Emly, Mike MeIntosh and Dan Renken. Inez Morrison will accompany the choir on the electric piano. "Jazz Gloria" and another modern carol, "The Prince of Peace" round out the Concert Choir's portion of the program. Sidney's Symphonic Band will open with "The Bells of St. Mary's". An Austrian Hymn "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" will follow. The band will play several other selec- tions and will end the one hour and 15 minute concert with "A Christmas Festival." Special effort has been made to schedule the concert on Tuesday night when stores are not open, to enable all store owners and clerks to attend the concert, according to Howard tlunke; band instructor. A Specialty Bake Sale by the band parents will follow the concert at the Senior High. They will also have a sale following the Junior High Concert on Dec. 20. Tables will be set up in the gymnasium in both places with food displayed. Some items available will be lefsa, fancy cookies, Christmas hreads, fruit cakes, nationality specialties, cream and eggs. THEY WERE BIG -- Havre's 6'8" center Don Abdallah towers over Sidney's 5'11" guard Steve Baiseh during basketball action here Friday night. Sidney downed the Blue Ponies 55-48 despite Class AA Havre's height advantage. Abdallah is a junior and Baiseh is a senior. -- Don Mrachek Photo Clarifies Rate Confusion Board of Directors of the Telephone system their ballots Tuesday confusion on rates the upgrading of the system. The directors said that the of the system will direct dialing for all subscribers and will provide private line telephone service to all residents at a monthly rate of $10 plus tax and a monthly rate of $14 are the total rates to be paid and are not in addition to rates already being paid. They ,said that the upgrading will provide buried cable ex- tension of lines rather than overhead lines. The directors added that it will provide a greater ease of contacting areas. The Vida exchange will be eliminated and incorporated with either Circle or South Wolf Point exchange. Under present government regulations, the telephone tax will be reduced at the rate of one per cent per year until the tax disappears. The directors said that it is imperative that ballots be mailed to them before Dec. 19 and added that if users want to change ballots already sent, they may do so by letter. County, Towns Get Federal Payments Cities in Richland County, along with other counties and towns throughout the U. S. received their first Federal Revenue Sharing payment this week. According to information from the office of Congressman John Melcher, the Treasury Department has allocated $111,729 to the Richland County governing body. Fairview was given $7,828 in its first payment and Sidney received $18,389. Figures on amounts to I,ambert and Savage were not available. The checks cover the first six months of 1972 and the amounts are based on population tax effort and per capita income, according to Melcher's office. Checks for the second six months in 1972 will be mailed in ,Ianuary. Hoosevelt County's first payment is $70,471 with Bainville receiving $1,040 and Brockton getting $1,921. Culbertson's first check was for $4,302; Froid received $2,308; I'oplar $5,214; and Wolf Point ot $17,207. McCone County was given $29,684 with Circle receiving $10,920. Dawson's payment according to Melcher officials was $61,246. Glendive was given $25,662 and Richey got $1,499. Wibaux County received a payment of $19,277 and the town of Wibaux got $1,413. Melcher's office said payments to Indian tribes are being delayed while more in- formation is collected to determine entitlements. The money is to be used for police and fire protection, health, senior citizen l)rograms, environment, transportation and other programs. Tim funds are aimed at helping local government budgets and to help relieve pressure on local property tax. Sitiney's City Council has apparently ear-marked the funds to be used toward the purchase of a new crawler tractor for the cities sanitary land fill disposal facility. Committeemen Named The names of committeemen elected in the recently com- pleted Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) elections were an- nounced today by Chairman Fred Iversen of the Richland County ASC committee. Ballots cast by eligible producers during a two-week period which ended December 1, were tabulated at an open meeting at the ASCS county office on December 4. Farmers and ranchers elected to the community committees, in the order of Chairman, vice chairman, regular member, first alter- nate and second alternate as follows: Andes Conrad Gustafson, James Vaira, Baker Finnicum, Bryan Kilen and Fred Thompson. Enid I,ane - I,loyd Sheehan, Dale Rosaaen, Allen Verschoot, Frank Carda and Richard Stotts. Fairview - l,oren Young, Nick Cayko, W. J. Henderson, Chester Dore and Vernon Johnson. Hillcrest - Floyd Whiteman, Jr., Andy M. I,ee, Charles Carlsen, Robert Candee and Dale Waters. Iambert- Martin A. Lake, Jr., Kenneth Backes, Jimmy Mullin, Buster Dotson and Everett Williams. Mona - Paul Am0stoy, Virgil Cornelia, John Ruffatto, Melvin Rauschen- dorfer and Bert Bidegaray. Sa va.;e I)ry - Clifford Two Killed In Accident Two persons were killed t,'ritlay night when a truck tractor veered across the road and crashed into a pickup about 23 miles north of Sidney on Montana ttighway 16. In- vestigating authorities said the truck lost its steering when it collided with a cow on the high- way. The truck veered into the pickup, killing its occupants. Dead a re Stewart Cobban, 65, of Froid and Mrs. Ella Hughes, I;0, of Culbertson. The driver of the truck, whose name was not available, apparently escaped injury and was not hospitalized. The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. and according to I{ichlan(l County Coroner John E. Fulkerson Jr., no inquest into the accident is planned. Bergstadt, Ronald Sorenson, Robert Imnge, Dale Edam and .lames Basta. Savage Irrigated Wayne Dardis, Conrad Conradsen, Charles Nelson, William Hilliard and Keith Nelson. Sidney I)ry - l,loytP Wick, Robert Dore, Bud' Bouchard, Merlyn l,arson and Ix, o McGinnis. Sidney Irrigated Walter Buxhaum, Bill Steinbeisser, Wilhner lorenz and Tad Schilling. Sioux Pass- lichard Sundheim, Robert Johnson, Charles McGinnis, Ray Norby and Andrew Peterson. 'Three Buttes - Rohert Fink, Ervin Putnam, David McMillen, Wilbur Hill and Ernest Redlin. The newly-elected com- mitteemen automatically become delegates to the county convention. It will convene at 9:30 a.m. on l)eeember 15 in the lower level of the Sidney Public 1,ibrary. Delegates will choose one committeeman and two alternates to serve next year. Terms are three years for the committeeman and one year to1" alternates, The present term of l,ester Putnam ends on December 31. ttohlover committeemen are Fred lversen ant'. Harry Foss. l'resent committee alternates are Robert Fink anti I,loyd Wick. Police Warn On Accidents Police officials this week reminded drivers that it is against the law to fail to report an accident in the city limits within six hours. Chief Johnny Schmit't said his department has obtained convictions on two separate charges of failure to report an accident in the last two weeks. The chief said that city law requires all accidents to be reported and that garages and repair shops are also required to report the cars if evidence points toward a hit and run. The penalty for failure to report an accident according to city law, is confinement in jail of not less than 30 days anti not more titan 90 days, or a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $300 or both, the chief said. Teaching To Perfection By DON MRACHEK Herald Editor Teaching music is his life. He loves kids and he likes to help them do their best. He works hi students hard but his students know nmsic. He is Howard Hunke, Sidney Senior High School's band instructor. A native of Taylor, a small farming and ranching community in central North Dakota, Hunke has lived with music all his life. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hunke, had one of the greatest musical dance bands in North Dakota in the 1930's and 40's. Now, Hunke has one of the greatest high school bands in Montana. He got his start in music education at Dickinson (North Dakota) State where he graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music. He married the former Patricia Begger of Wibaux in the fall of 1959 and he and his wife moved to New Town, N. "D.;where he started teaching music. At New Town, Hunke was in charge of all music from grades 1 through 12, a position he held until moving to Sidney in the fall of 1962. "I moved here with the idea of continuing the great musical program Sidney had," Hunke said. And maintain the top musical program he did. Since coming to our community, our high school band has always received superior ratings at district and state levels in music festivals. Several solos and ensembles have also received the top ratings. But Hunke's greatest achievement came last fall when the Sidney High Symphonic Band was accepted for a performance at the Northwest Division of Music Educator's National Conference in Portland. Sidney's hand, presently on a drive to raise $7,500 to attend the conference, is scheduled for a concert at the Portland Hilton Hotel on Feb. 18. The band's invitation came after critical screening of tapes sent to the conference on both a state and regional level. It is also in- teresting to note that Sidney is the smallest school from Montana ever to be invited to the conference. Hunke went back to school in 1964 and received his Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Montana at Missoula. He returned to Sidney to continue music instruction. The teachersaid he gives much credit to his assistants and especially to Marvin Koch, Junior High School band instructor. He said without the proper instruction when the students begin music, it is extremely difficult to have a good band when they are in high school. Accomplishments in band seem to be mounting in numbers for our High School. The band has toured several cities and towns in Montana, North Dakota and Canada, giving concerts to other student bodies and the public. Sidney's choir often accompanies the band on these tours. Several Sidney students have also toured foreign countries with other top orchestras and bands by winning auditions. Some of the students in recent years are Steve Olson, Terry Daehn, l,anell Neer, Margaret Halvorson, l,ee Hanson, Jim Walker and I arry Herron. Hunke, who plays the trombone with per- fection, and other nmsical instruments, started the Eastern Montana Music Clinic with help from the Sidney Music Mart. The clinic often draws over 500 students to Sidney from throughout eastern Montana. Hunke, presently president - elect of the Montana Music Education Association, at- tends every home basketball and football game. His pep band performs at the games. The band also performs at some wrestling matches. After serving as president - elect of the MMEA for two years, Hunke will become president of that organization for two years. The Sidney band instructor has just ended a tour of duty as the president of the Montana Bandmaster's Association and has been on the Montana Music Education board for seven years representing the eastern Mon- tana district. Commending the high school choir, Hunke said the band and the choir have worked very closely together in presenting musical plays and concerts for the public. Hunke has a very appreciative attitude toward the choir in- structor at the high school, DOn Gratz. An upcoming event which the public can see the two working together is in the annual Christmas Concert here Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Past musicals that have been tremefldous successes at the school include "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair l,ady". The teacher has also accomplished other musical feats including being guest conductor at several music festivals in Montana and Wyoming. He has also been a clinictician at the Tri-State Music Festival in Dickinson, N. I). "I work the kids hard to get their full ability out so they can do their best," he said. "If a kid wants to do things in music I try to give him all the help that is in my power to keep him going," Hunke added. But Hunke, being humble, will not take all the credit due him. He says Sidney's band achievements have come through the cooperation of the community, students, parents anti the school. Perhaps this is true but it also takes a great man and music instructor to teach the students. INI)IVIDUAL [IELP- Sidney band instructor llofird itunke gives individual assistance to me of his students during a band practiee session. Hunke said he trys to give his students all the help they want. .... Don Mrachck Photo Complete Men's F ti D 1 Latest Styles and Colors .I e. Phone: 482.1405 Support The Eagles Eagles vs. Hardin, Here ' /s..,,o.=! Sidney Cleaners ' and Laundry Your San=tone Certified Master Dry Cleaners"