Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 19, 2018


September 19, 2018

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Some of the 130 children who participated in the Community Day Parade last Saturday morning are shown as they waited to join the parade at Buttrey's parking lot. The kids went all out to make the children's division of the parade outstanding. In the costume division, Jody Moran won first place as a pint-sized Phyliss Diller, Glen Sims was second and Susan Schumacher and Blayne Rummel, a team, were third. In the pet and doll section of the parade, Brian Haynes and the team of Vance Kaufman and Scott Moran split the first and second place prize money, Gaylord LaFond, III, was third. Janet Baeth won first place in the bike division with Dick Demarais, second, and Phillip Durr, third. 1968. Janice Wilson was first in the horse division, Levi Doll, was second, and Willie Harms was third. In additions to the 130 children, there were over 20 floats and two bands in the parade which many admitted was the finest parade they had ever seen in Malta.

September 21, 1918

100 years ago

The October draft for service in World War I included Bill Sturman, Bernal Southwick, Henry Reiscump, Herbert Mead, Burner Survant, Bert Taylor, Emil Lucht, and William Ashby.


Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lloyd, the aged mother of Mrs. William Mason, were held at the United Brethren Church.


Wilford Bell was a new high school student from the Zenon community.


A new electric siren was placed on the Malta City Hall.


Mr. and Mrs. Art Cavanaugh were the parents of a daughter.


The Phillips County Republican Central Committee and candidates for election met and drew up a platform. A. Davidson was county chairman and H.M. Kirton and B. P. Sandlie were on the committee.

75 years ago

September 23, 1943

New pipeline work starts in County

Construction has started on the new 10-inch pipeline of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. from its compressor station in the Bowdoin field east 22 miles to a point near Tampico, it was reported by Otto H. Bundy.

The new line will replace the present six-inch line built in 1929. When the new line is completed, the old line will be taken up and used for building gathering lines in the gas field. A crew of 30 men is on it now.

In addition, the company is also building additions and extensions to its pressure stations at Saco and Fort Peck.

Dodson youth is wounded in battle

Pfc. Gilbert M. Horn, son of Mrs. Melvina Horn of Dodson, has been wounded in battle in the south-west Pacific area, according to word received by the War Department.

Pfc. Horn, whose home was on the Fort Belknap Reservation, is one of three sons of Mrs. Horn in the army. In addition to word from the War Department, Mrs. Horn received a letter of sympathy from Senator B. K. Wheeler. No details of the action in which he was wounded nor the extent of his injuries were received.

Mrs. Horn's other sons serving in World War II are Jesse and Percy.

Assault charged against Claypool

A charge of first-degree assault against David Claypool was filed in district court Tuesday.

Claypool was arrested on a warrant by Justice J.E. Evans in behalf of Alfred Taylor who charged that Claypool struck him in the head with a hammer at a local bar.

Since the arrest of Claypool, two charges have been filed against Taylor, the first by Emmet Claypool who alleges that on the evening of September 16, Taylor swore at him and called him obscene names, and the second a similar charge is made by Dave Claypool. Taylor is charged with having called the names in the same bar as the alleged assault.

Frank Cole killed in mine in Butte

Frank Cole, who resided in the Dodson community for many years, was killed last week in Butte, friends in Dodson have been informed.

The body was forwarded to Devil's Lake, N.D., where funeral services were held and burial was made.

50 years ago

September 19, 1968

Postal clerk on Kid Curry Train died

Word was received this week of the death of Mr. James J. Martin, 88, at Dunseith, N.D., Martin was a postal clerk on the Great Northern Railroad for 50 years and served in that capacity on the train that was held up by Kid Curry a few miles west of Malta in the early 1900's.

Notice of his death was received by James T. Harrison of Helena. Harrison met Martin several years ago and had told him about the Kid Curry holdup in great detail. Martin was probably one of the few remaining eyewitnesses to the historic event.

The Flying Nun

Sunny faced Sally Field stars at the irrepressible novice who keeps convent San Tanco up in the air. 8:30 p.m.

Phillips County people will see a "Flying Nun" tonight! Why not join them for outstanding Saturday Night entertainment on KFBB-Phillips County People Pick TV.

5 p.m. Roger Mudd News

5:30 p.m. Dating Game

6 p.m. Newlywed Game

6:30 p.m. Lawrence Welk Show

7 p.m. Hollywood Place

8:30 p.m. Flying Nun

9 p.m. The F.B.I.

10 p.m. Mannix

11 p.m. Montana News and Weather (Local)

11:30 p.m. Showcase Theater

25 years ago

September 15, 1993

Local residents will represent county at Washington 'fly-in'

Three local residents will be among 300 concerned Americans to 'fly-in" to Washington, D.C., this week as part of a national grass roots campaign for sensible environmental decisions.

The "Fly-in for Freedom" is a whirlwind effort to put human faces on environmental issues affecting public land users and private landowners.

Local participants include Clark Kelly, an employee of Zortman Mining Co., Vicki Olson, rancher and CattleWomen member, and Anne Boothe, executive director of PhillCo Economic Growth Council.


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