Jan. 30 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1993)

Audrey Sasse presented a program about crafts and demonstrated how to do modge podge at the regular meeting of the Beta Sigma Phi for January. Members gathered at the home of Mary Partridge. Co-hostess was Sandy Berkland.

Members of the Miles City Extension Club answered roll call with historic facts about Martin Luther King when they met on Martin Luther King Day at the home of Helen Speelmon. Co-hostess was Elphie Wood.

Two of the five Miles City Cowboys entered in the wrestling tournament in Minot, N.D. ended up placing in the top six at the annual Kiwanis Invitational. Buck Olson picked up fifth in the heavyweight division and Bridgier Wood came away with sixth place at 189 pounds.

The latest statistics for women’s basketball in Region Nine of the National Junior College Athletic Association lists Tracy Elder of Miles Community College in second place in free throw shooting. Elder has hit 28-31, good for 90 percent at the line.

If all goes as planned, a new building that can accommodate livestock displays during the Fair, the annual Ram Sale and numerous other activities will enhance the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. Bids for the 100 by 100 foot steel building will be sought, said Tom Mensing, chairman of the Fairgrounds Improvements Committee.


50 YEARS AGO (1968)

Members of the local school boards were guest speakers at the meeting of the American Association of University Women held this past week at the Brand Room of the First National Bank. Dr. Lewis Bock and Francis Keller represented the elementary school board and Bill Combs and Frank Mathers the high school and Miles Community College board.

The Kinsey Homemakers have elected the following new officers: Mrs. Harold Scanlan, president; Mrs. Orvald Norgaard, vice president; and Mrs. Ivan Orthman, secretary-treasurer.

A project to provide habitat for pheasants is being developed by Kinsey ranchers under the leadership of Wayne Mulkey and with the help of government officials, 4-H members and gun club members. One reason for the project, which will include planting of cover, is the severe hail storm in 1965 which eliminated habitat for upland game birds. Five ranchers, Mulkey, Harold and Jim Watts, Doug Ingraham and Keith Corey are planning to set aside land as wildlife habitat.

Montana farmer and ranchers were reminded today that the minimum wage for hired farm workers goes from $1 to $1.15 an hour February 1

Bruce Larson led all scorers with 23 points as the Sacred Heart Shamrocks dominated both boards last night with a 78-57 victory over the hustling Pine Hills Beavers.


75 YEARS AGO (1943)

Mrs. Wallace Bruce McLean and her son Wallace Bruce arrived in the city this morning from Santa Ana, Calif., where Lieut. McLean is training for the Army Air Corps. Mrs. McLean is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Love.

NOTICE: Due to an increase in operating expenses, the BARBERS of Miles City, with the approval of the State Board of Barber Examiners, are forced to increase the price of HAIR CUTTING to 65¢ and SHAVES to 35¢. To be EFFECTIVE MONDAY FEB. 1st, 1943.

Added to the collection of knives at the Star offices yesterday was one with a double-edge blade, mounted on a stout but light aluminum handle, the donation of Ed Wilson. Ed said that he would have no use for the weapon “and if the boys in the service can use it, I want them to have it.” Ed has been a boilermaker at the Milwaukee shops for a quarter of a century.

Lieutenant C. L. Haughawout, known to his many Miles City friends as “Pigeon,” now located at Camp Hood, Tex., where he is in training in the tank destroyer division, writes friends here that from the sentiments expressed by a lot of his fellow soldiers, they are “all anxious to be up and going.”


100 YEARS AGO (1918)

The women are not the only knitters in Miles City. Within the past few days sweaters have been turned in to the Red Cross rooms by H. E. Leach, R. R. Clarke, and G. M. Miles. And this does not signify that they are going to quit, either, as they have all declared their intention to continue in the good work, and it is understand that one of the trio has already set up sweater number two.

A deal was consummated yesterday whereby J. A. Hanley, of Bismarck, purchased the jewelry business and good will of the Scherffius store at the corner of Main and Sixth streets and has taken possession of the premises.

Mrs. B. H. Grant arrived in Miles City from Portland, Ore., accompanied by her daughter, Miss Kathleen, to join Mr. Grant, who recently purchased an interest in the Sandahl Cigar Co. As soon as a suitable residence can be secured, they will commence housekeeping. Miss Grant will enter the Custer high school, having recently graduated from the Ninth grade at Portland.

The passenger train on the Milwaukee from the east last evening was reported seven hours late with a strong possibility of it being still further delayed before arriving here.