Nov. 30 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1992)

Montana Author Don Weibert will be at the Book Mark, 907 Main St., to sign copies of his new book, “Montana’s Last Desperado: The Life and Death of Joe Reagin.” The Joe Reagin of “Montana’s Last Desperado” was a young cowboy hanged in 1923 for a crime that occurred near Hysham, the shooting death of Treasure County Undersheriff Irving Keeler.

Dr. J. Randall Rauh of Miles City, a private practitioner in obstetrics and gynecology affiliated with Holy Rosary Hospital, has been elected vice chairman of the Montana Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He will serve a three-year term.

Brian Nansel hit 23 of 25 free throws to win the 12- to 13-year-old age group at the District Hoop Shoot held in Glasgow Saturday. Nansel, the son of Ron and Melody Nansel, now advances to the state competition in Lewistown in February.

Safety is an important issue, but banning bus and truck parking on South Haynes Avenue would mean a loss of 20 percent of the business there, business people told the Miles City Council Tuesday night. Ken Monier of the War Bonnet Inn said cutting off the parking would be “devastating” because it would mean the loss of tour and tournament buses that stay at the hotel.

50 YEARS AGO (1967)

BIRTHS — A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Stuit (Donna Frize). A son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Joslyn (Leitha Parnell). 

Most of the more than 200 contestants found the 11th and last Star Football Contest to their liking and gave it a pretty fair going over. But none could beat the three-wrong score of Eddie Regan. Young Mr. Regan won the $15 first prize.

A request from the Main Street Merchants committee in regard to free parking during the Christmas shopping season brought considerable discussion during the City Council meeting. Because of the various problems involved such as loss of revenue and the fear that downtown workers would take advantage of the situation, the problem was referred to the street and alley committee.

The Range Riders Museum has received a rare spoon, a souvenir of Miles City’s earliest days, to add to its display. The spoon has a sterling silver handle and a gold bowl. The spoon was presented to the museum by Mrs. A. G. Senders of Albany, Ore., daughter of Julius Basinski, who operated a store in Miles City from 1877 to 1893. The spoon is inscribed Miles City, Montana 1876.

75 YEARS AGO (1942)

The Navy Department yesterday, in a telegram forwarded to and received here by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hand, advised that their son, Bill Hand, ensign in the U. S. Navy Air Corps, is reported as missing in action in the line of duty.

BOSTON — A tiny match flame in the hands of a 16-year-old busboy touched off a lightning-like fire that snuffed out the lives of 479 Coconut Grove Night Club merrymakers and injured more than 200 — many seriously — in one of the nation’s worst holocausts. The death toll ranked only behind the steamship General Slocum fire of 1904, the Chicago Iroquois Theater fire of 1903 and the San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Stamp No. 27 in the “Sugar Book,” (lower left hand corner) is now good for one pound of coffee through Sunday, January 1, 1943, if the age of the holder of the book at the time of registration was 15 years or over. Ration stamps for coffee must be detached by the grocer or his authorized delivery man because of the age limit.

100 YEARS AGO (1917)

Mrs. J. F. Landeen of Rock Springs came to Miles City yesterday with 100 chickens. Mrs. Landeen is a prosperous rancher at Rock Springs and has just completed a five-room cottage on her ranch, which cost $3,000.

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to James L. Loweridge of Melstone and Louise F. Steffen of Marmarth, N. D.; Philip Patterson, of Miles City, and Clara M. Nuber, of Watertown, S.D.; Edwin L. Heine and Florence Clifford of Mizpah.

Tonight members of the Musselshell Division No. 761, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, will give their annual Thanksgiving dance at the Auditorium. The committee on arrangements consists of E. J. Masterson, F. B. Parkinson and P. J. Farley. The proceeds of the dance will be donated for the purpose of bringing cheer to the boys at the front.

P. B. Strickland of this city and Miss S. Margaret Weiland of Mitchell, S. D., were quietly married Nov. 14 at Ethan, S. D.  Mr. Strickland is the Milwaukee claim agent with headquarters at Miles City. Mr. and Mrs. Strickland will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hotaling for the present.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Tarbox have with them today to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner Mrs. I Wyman.