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Flathead Courier, March 28, 1974

CowBelles meet, elect officers

The Western Montana CowBelles met March 23, following a luncheon featuring the Beef Cook-Off winners dishes. Officers for the CowBelles were selected; Mrs. Charles Jarecki, Polson, was elected president. Mrs. Paul Howser, Hot Springs, became president elect; Mrs. Gail Patton, Hot Springs, is the new- president; and Mrs. Mac Binger, Big Arm, was named secretary-treasurer.

The officers will be installed at a no-host luncheon meeting to be held at The Ranch in Polson, Saturday, May 4, at 12 noon. All CowBelles and prospective CowBelles are invited.

Other business included the discussion of a fund-raising project to finance the Beef Education program for Lake and Sanders Counties. The group approved the sale of Western design napkins which will feature the brands of 100 ranchers belonging to the Western Montana Stockmen’s Association.

The Flathead Courier, April 4, 1974

Radio plans are given 

Alvin L. Anderson , President of KBMR-RADIO, Inc. of Bismarck, N.D., announced today that an application has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission  of Washington, D.C., for the construction of a standard broadcast station in Polson.

The proposed station would operate on 1070 Kc with 25,000 watts of daytime power, and 1000 watts nighttime, and be located three-and-one-half miles south of Polson. The station, if approved, would be the most powerful in the state of Montana and cover an area extending  beyond Missoula in the south and Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Whitefish to the north.

Flathead Tribes protest personal property taxes

    Officials of the Federal District Court in Butte, acting on behalf of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Indian Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation, served summons Monday on Lake County Commissioners and Treasurer in an action to determine whether tribal members are liable for personal property taxes.

Similar summons were also served at the same time on the Commissioners and Treasurers of both Missoula and Sanders County. The suit requests refunds to tribal members on taxes of this nature, especially automobiles, contending that the state collection violates the 1855 Treaty of Hell Gate by which all Indians are supposed to remain free of state taxation. The action also asks that the case be heard before a three-judge panel.

Lake County is given a 60-day period to answer the complaint. 

The Flathead Courier, April 3, 1924

LONESOME WIDOWS–Get busy, write me. Marry wealthy. Mr. Hyde, Box 305, 148-A, San Francisco.

Road Benefit Entertainment

By Women’s Civic League

An entertainment will be given by the ladies of the Civic League at the Lincoln Auditorium Friday evening, April 11, for the benefit of the Pablo-Polson road fund. An interesting program will be given, the principal feature of which is a play, “Tea and Politics.” 

Some splendid  musical numbers and readings will also be given. Admission will be 25 cents and 50 cents.

Neighborhood News Items: Pablo

    Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Peone were passengers on the stage Monday to Ravalli where they expected to take a main line train to Spokane, enroute to their home at Danville, Wash. They have been visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.

    Francis Dupuis suffered a painful injury to his right arm last week while cranking his car, which kicked back. It was thought for a time that his arm was broken, but it is believed now that the injury is not that serious.