Nov. 14 Stardust


25 YEARS AGO (1992)

Members of Custer Chapter No. 25, Order of Eastern Star, who were serving as star points, were honored by Worthy Matron Gertrude Martin at the Tuesday meeting of the chapter.

Lela Torgrimson presented a program about Norway at the second monthly meeting of Preceptor Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Members met at the home of Donalene McLeod and McLeod served lunch.

Marine Pfc. Chris A. Dean, son of George and Linda Dean of Miles City, recently completed recruit training and was promoted to his present rank. The 1992 graduate of Custer County District High School joined the Marine Corps in June, 1992.

The state will not face federal charges resulting from a U. S. Justice Department investigation that alleged civil rights violations at the Pine Hills School for Boys. Tom Olsen, director of the Department of Family Services, said that was what he was told this week during a meeting in Helena, closed to the public, with federal officials. Pine Hills Superintendent Steve Gibson said he felt the meeting “was all pretty positive in relation to Pine Hills School. They seemed to be pleased with the changes that have taken place.”

50 YEARS AGO (1967)

Cosmetologists Affiliate No. 12 met Monday night at June’s Beauty College with seven members present. Don Grauman, head of the Custer County March of Dimes, and Mrs. Lynam Choate, Mothers March chairman, showed slides.

Dr. Gerhard N. Rostvold, prominent California economist and member of the National Advisory Board Council on Public Lands, will be the featured speaker at the noon luncheon of the Montana Association of State Grazing Districts to be held in conjunction with the annual Fort Keogh Hereford sale. The Fort Keogh sale will be held on Nov. 17.

Mrs. Edwin L. Stickney has returned from a National Planning Conference on Confirmation Education for the United Church of Christ, which was held at the Center for Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame.

Army Specialist Four Jack D. Cloud, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Cloud, arrived in Vietnam with his unit, the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. Spec. Cloud is a medic in the brigade’s company headquarters.

Officers were elected at a reorganizational meeting of the Pots and Pin Cushions 4-H Club. They are Debbie Polk, president; Nancy Torgrimson, vice president; Debbie Gross, secretary; Bobbi Durst, treasurer; Carla Clancy, reporter; and LaRae Potter, telephone chairman.


75 YEARS AGO (1942)

Fifty dollars per month additional pay, which means that a “buck” private will receive $100 a month, awaits young men who think they are hard and tough enough to make the grade in the Army parachute troops. Pvt. Dean Lowry, in charge of the Miles City recruiting office, is prepared to give full information on this elite branch of the service to any prospective recruits.

Walter J. Derrick, former supervisor of the Custer National Forest, who retired recently, is back on the job.He will be stationed in Missoula. The transfer of so many forest officers from the Missoula region to war duty is given as the reason for Derrick’s recall.

A large turnout of townspeople attended the first in the series of instruction courses designed to set up the organization and accreditation of the Custer County Citizen’s Defense Corps. In order to speed up the organization, it was announced that instead of the usual 36-hour course for instructors, a more general course of approximately 14 hours will be undertaken.

Doctor Myrtle Rowland returned the first part of the week from Los Angeles where she took a special course relating to her work.

100 YEARS AGO (1917)

Thomas Garvey, who for a number of years was connected with the local land office, has gone to Bremerton, Washington, near Seattle, where he intends on enlisting in the radio branch of the signal service.

Billy Ingham made a record of speeding a block of Main Street in 12 seconds, but, unfortunately for Billy, an argus-eyed policeman witnessed the exhibition with the result that he was assessed $10 in justice court yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hughes, who have occupied the Cole residence during the summer and fall, have moved to the Orr residence on Fifth Street.

Mrs. and Mrs. John Elgin at present are very enjoyably located at Stockton, Calif., according to advices received by friends. They will reside there until spring.
W. T. Drennan, for over 18 years a resident of Custer County and Miles City, died at the hospital following an operation earlier last week. He is survived by his wife, and two children. One son preceeded him in death — Samuel P., who lost his life in Miles City several years ago when a gasoline blow torch exploded and burned him severely. Rev. T. H. Martin will deliver the funeral sermon. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave.