Sunday, May 29, 2005

Browning Newspaper Notes 1952 - 1953


Jan. 4, 1952
Still Smoking awarded a bronze star.
Big blizzard -- 236 inches of snow so far.

Jan 11, 1952
(In 1951 there had been 13 local Indian scholarships)
Four are attending school:
Eugene Running Wolf at State University
Robert Madman at State College at Bozeman
Mae Running Wolf and Connie Pepion at Northern Montana

Jan 18, 1952
The plows are overwhelmed.

Jan 25, 1952
“Miss Ramona Goss Bride of Claire Davis at Home Wedding”
Miss Ramona Goss, one of this community’s popular and attractive young ladies, became the bride of Claire Davis at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mamie Goss, last Saturday at 4 PM, the event being of charm and simplicity with Dr. Homer Magee officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her cousin, Earl Salvis [sic]. Attendants were Edward O’Connell and Miss Carole Pendergrass. Wedding music was played by Mrs. Nick Campbell, the tune being “I Love You Truly,” it being offered as an organ solo. The bride wore a green corded suit and carried an orchid corsage. The bridsmaid wore a brown satin dress and carried a rose corsage. Attending the event were relatives of the contracting parties and a number of friends. A reception was given following the wedding. Later the newlyweds left for Great Falls and other Montana points on a brief honeymoon. They will make their home where the groom is engaged in ranching. The bride is a graduate of Browning High School At the State Normal School at Dillon she prepared for the teaching profession, at present being an instructor at the Pontrasina School.

Contaminated water supply.

February 1, 1952
Yellowstone buff meat was distributed.
Joe McCarthy was speaking about the dangers of Communism.

Feb. 22, 1952
Malcolm Clarke Services Yesterday. 42, died in Bremerton, WA. Widow: Juanita, several step-children, sister is Mrs. Judge in Cut Bank.
Bond issue for new high school has passed.
Calvin Last Star received a Bronze Star.

June 6, 1952
There is no water presssure.

June 27, 1952
Tom Kehoe comes -- degree in anthro, 1951, Beloit College

Grizzly Bear at Scriver’s
A brown grizzly bear, killed by Jimmy Arnous in the Chief Mountain area -- several months ago -- is being mounted at Scriver’s studio. In life a magnificent speciment of its hardy race, it will continue to inspire the admiration of those who appreciate the splendid taxidermy work of Bob Scriver who with his wife, Jeanette, operates the business. In life the bear weighed around 1,000 pounds. Its height was six feet. Its huge claws were sufficient to disembowel a horse or a cow with but several passes. Among the fine specimens of Scriver’s work is a trumpeter swan he mounted for the State Fish and Game Commission last year. In recent months it has been on exhibit in various museums of the country.

July 4, 1952
Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Bell of Roundup are here visiting their sons, Ronald and Donald and her brother, Joe Lewis.

August 8, 1952
Mrs. Theodore Last Star Passes
Mrs. Theodore Last Star, well-known member of the Glacier Park Hotel Indian troupe, died peacefully at her home west of Browning on July 16. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church July 19, with the Rev. Edgar B. Smith officiating. The meditation theme was taken from the Blackfeet motto “Motokit ki Asakimat.” The church was filled with friends from several states and a delegation from Glacier Park Hotel. Interment was in the Methodist Mission Cemetary.

August 22, 1952
Boil water order.

October 3, 1952
George Montgomery and Dinah Shore are in Heart Butte to see about a movie. Francis Bullshoe and one hundred warriors will be in it.

October 10, 1952
E. Glacier gets telephones. (Also, “the north country” which might be Frank Kerska.)
Browning gets street lights.

Nov. 21, 1952
FHA/FFA Barn Dance
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ward lead the Grand March. Robert Scriver, Bob Seubert (bass violilnist), and Mrs. Gilpin (pianist) played.

January 9, 1953
Polio shuts everything down

June 5, 1953
John Clarke article.

June 19, 1953
The new high school is being plastered.

July 3, 1953
Bob Scriver’s Taxidermy and Art Studio on Highway #2 in west Browning is proving very popular with visitors these days. It opened for business recently.

Jun 10, 1953
George Montgomery and son are here for rodeo.

July 17, 1953
Mountain Lion Thought Roaming at Starr School
The presence of a mountain lion in the Starr School vicinity is a probability entertained by Mrs. Josephine Whitegrass. She told the Chief yesterday that noise of frightened horses on their ranch early one morning this week, together with some seeming evidence could bear out that a mountain lion was hiding out in that vicinity. Scratched on the hood of the Whitegrass car resembled those of a mountain lion, Mrs. Whitegrass said. Two years ago a huge 300-lb. lion, apparently a predator on young calves on a ranch less than a mile west of Browning was killed. It’s body later become a model for Bob Scriver in the creation of a nation-wide popular figurine.

JULY 21, 1953
RKO “shooting” picture in Park
Portions of a sound-color picture of Western drama is being “shot” at Two Medicine and other sections of Glacier National Park by RKO this week. The cast includes six prominent stars besides a cast of twenty. Since the area is RKO’s workshop, forbidding the intrusion of curious spectators, very little information covering the project is available. Last summer portions of the picture entitled “Powder River” were “shot” in Glacier National Park. Several local Blackfeet, including Theodore Last Star were employed in the cast.

July 31, 1953
Speech by Phil Ward

Aug 7, 1953
First mention of “Glacier Reporter”

Aug. 14, 1953
(The story says that the new movie is called “Glacier Story,” but also sometimes “Stranger in Paradise” but also “Rangers of the North.” The “six prominent stars” are Victor Mature, William Bendix, Piper Laurie, Vincent Price, and Betta St. John. This is probably when Vincent Price -- who was always interested in Indians -- decided to help with the voice-over for the Museum of the Plains Indian show.)

Sept. 18, 1953
Winold Reiss Dies.

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