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75 Years Ago


October 11, 1945

Payroll of Business Firms Big in County–

Commercial and indus-

trial firms in Daniels County

paid $130,400 in wages dur-

ing the first six months of 1945, according to figures

of the state unemployment compensation commission.

Wholesale and retail trade (principally the latter) led all other groups in wages and salaries paid. In the second quarter of the year 36 firms in the county paid 185

employees almost $50,000. Service industries reported $4,450 paid in wages during the same three month period, while transportation (not including railroads) paid $4,410.

The first quarter payrolls

were more than $66,000

covering 61 firms and 249

employees; the second,

more than $63,300, 60 firms

and 263 workers.

227 Fewer Farms Than 10 Years Ago–

There were 904 farms in Daniels County in 1935, and

five year later, in 1940, there

were only 804. That reduction of 100 was speeded up

in the next five years, how ever, in 1945 there were just 677 farms, says supervisor Richard L. Pembertson for the 1945 farm census in the third Montana census district headquartered in Miles City.

While the number of farms was decreasing, the acreage in farm lands was increasing. Ten years ago the total land in farms in this county comprised 642,908 acres, 699,978 in 1940 and this year the figures are

797,902 acres. An average of about 1,179 acres per farm, compared to 871 in 1940 and 711 in 1935.

H. F. Schaefer Dies–

Just 19 days after the death of his beloved life partner, Lydia, Herman F. Schaefer, Madoc postmaster, died at a hospital here, October 8. He had been ill about three weeks.

He was preceded in death by his wife and two children, twins Clarence Lucius and Claire Lucille. Herman is survived by three sons, Lloyd, Howard and Robert and six grandchildren.

Spartans Take Plentywood Cats– Coach Butters and his Spartan squad added another victim to their attack Friday when they went to Plentywood and downed Beadle’s Wildcats 13-6 in a non-conference tilt. The week before they visited Poplar and won 7-0.

Scobey's first conference

game is the afternoon of October 19 with Plentywood. Due to inability to have the floodlights fixed, the game

will not be at night, as have been all games here the past few years.

1545 School Lunches First 2 Weeks– About 110 students are taking advantage of the hot lunches served during the mid-day hour at Scobey school for 15 cents.

In the first 14 days, Mrs.

Sampson and Mrs. Gilbert served 1545 lunches at the cost of $250.18. The receipts were $266.45.

Pictures Showing–

“The Power Of The Whistler” will be showing at the Flaxville Theatre.

The Rex Theatre will be showing, “Pillow To Post”, “Thunderhead, Son of Flicka”, “Out Of This World”, and The Southerner”. Beginning Sunday, October 14, the Rex will give two shows at night, the first beginning

at 7 o’clock and the second at 9. The matinee will be held as usual at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Flaxville Feed Mill–

A large feed mill has just been completed as an addition to the International elevator, which has a capac- ity of five tons of feed ev –

ery hour. It has five graded

screens for grinding, according to H. E. Barnhart, manager.

Flaxville School–

The following were elected to the “Hi Times” paper staff: Patricia Craig, editor; Ferrol Edwards, assistant editor; Gwendolyn Berger, manager; Marie Unsworth, art editor; Jimmy Martin, Sports editor; Marvin, Delna, Duane and Gerald Linder, advertising staff; Robert Holle, Allan Hexom, Orville Odegard and Joe Askelson, mimeographers.

Class presidents elected for the year: Seniors: Glenn Hammer; Juniors: Marilyn Cromwell; Sophomores: Jimmy Martin; and Freshman: Raymond Garberg.