A Look Back - March 1962
Also in the News.........
Defense counsel Dr. Robert Servatius, asked the Israeli Supreme Court to set aside the death sentence of former Gestapo officer Adolph Eichmann. He claimed Eichmann was brought to Israel illegally, and tried under an invalid law.
The government approved production of Type III oral polio vaccine for general use. Americans would soon be able to get protection against all forms of polio by spoon as well as by the needle.
A Montana Air National Guard F89 jet crashed and burned while landing at Gore Field in Great Falls. The heroic actions of the radar observer saved the pilots life.
There was plenty of road construction activity underway in Helena. The Lyndale overpass was reported to be 94% complete.
The new $156,000, seven place Queen Air plane purchased by the state arrived in Helena. When he went to Missoula to attend a lecture by Senator Barry Goldwater, Governor Tim Babcock acted as co-pilot of the aircraft.
Let's go biking. Helena Hardware was running a special on the new Boy-Girl convertible bike. The 20 inch model with Shur-Stop coaster brakes, puncture proof tires and a lifetime frame guarantee was selling at $21.95. 24 inch bikes were $37.95 and 26 inch models were $39.95.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pride of 825 Madison welcomed a new son into their family. The boy was born March 23rd at Saint John's Hospital.
Butte police were watching for a person with a bad case of the jitters. Someone broke into a Butte business and stole 810 pounds of coffee.
Here at the Station.........
Local talent filled our studio with music when the Union Bank Chorus stopped by. Members of the melodious group were, Sheila Tank, Darlene Allen, Jean Carroll, Eldora McBride, Marjorie Merrill, Josephine Foley, Walter Trerise, Gordon Samuelson, Herman Mayer, Marilyn Covell, Edwin Jasmin, Michael Griffith, and Michael Kieckbusch. Don Stagg was the accompanist and Tom Madden was the Chorus Director.
On "Calvin and the Colonel", the Colonel frantically tried to stop Sister Sue's impending wedding when he realized that once married, her rent money would no longer be coming in.
Grandpa became an unexpected martyr when he was taken to court for burning his own rubbish on the "Real McCoys"
On "The Detectives", gangsters seized a farm truck belonging to a Japanese-American, and forced his daughter to join them in an armored car holdup.
Kookie went undercover as a truck driver, and Roscoe posed as a chef as the two investigated a band of hijackers on "77 Sunset Strip".
Dobie's newest heartthrob thought his first name was ridiculous and ordered him to change it on "Dobie Gillis".
On "The Red Skelton Show", Marilyn Maxwell guest starred as am answering service switchboard operator. Her clients included Clem Kadiddlehopper, Oliver Shagnasty, Cauliflower McPugg and Willie Lump Lump.
Disaster was imminent when Beaver and Richard took on the chore of washing laundry on "Leave It To Beaver".
On "Bonanza", while returning home from a cattle drive, the Cartwright's stopped overnight in a strange town. That night the bank was robbed and a man was killed. The Cartwright's were jailed when the Sheriff found $30,000 in one of their saddle bags.
At the last ten days in March 50 years ago.