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Op *>p A . r *l i « ^ Historical Library l?C: * WESTERN NEWS A V« With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TROY TRIBUNE VOLUME XXXIII Libby, Lincoln County, Montana Thursday, June 15, 1933 Number 2 Lumber Men To Study Plans For Industry _ _ - New Law Imposes Strict; UomiUUA« 1 kit a -Regulation JOT iViOSt ; Pnmnnm'oc ^ u r" / WALTER NEILS TO SIT IN CONFERENCE Walter Neils, general manager of the J. Neils Lumber company, will leave the latter part of the month for Chi cago to attend a highly important meeting of the directors of the National Lumber Manufacturers association, to be held in that city on June 30. The meeting is a highly important one because the lumber industry is obligated t 0 work out at that time plan of operating under the new legis lation enacted by the Roosevelt ad ministration. After the lumbermen have worked out their plan, it will be submitted to General Johnson for his approval, he having been appointed by Rooeevelt tq the position of coordinat ing all the industries of the nation un der the new plan of national manage ment, Mr. Neils is a member of the board of directors of the national as sociation as well as being a director also of the Western Pine Manufacturers association. a , ., .. congress or for other reasons it never got very far. As everyone knows who! has kept in touch with national af fairs, the lumber industry as well as all other national industries, will face almost complete con L hands of directing boards in Washington. The number of hours a workman can be employed will be stipulated, the amount of lumber we produce will be held to a certain quota, a minimum wage scale will be eatab lished and certain control will be exer cised over the selling price. We ex pect such regulations will increase the cost of production about one thirds— Western Plan All Ready. "The western association has already worked out its plan," stated Mr. Neils. "TTae other regional association are ex pected to do the same and it will be our task in Chicago to coordinate them and evolve a working plan for the en tire nation that will be practical The western association had a similar plan worked out months ago and it was submitted to the Hoover administra tion but because of lack of support in Many Perplexing Problems, When one considers the problem of national control of this industry, one at once runs into serious difficulties. Certain lumber mills of the south are paying from 40 to 75 cents per day of ICUhpurs^o «negro labor. That difference in wage scale must be adjusted if western lumber is to go onto the mar ket on an equal basis with the south ern product. Another problem is Canadian lumber. Numerous American lumber manu facturers own sawmills in Canada. They are heartily in favor of this national control plan. They realize it means a big increase in the cost of produc tion of lumber by United States mills. It is believed that increase will be so high that it will enable the Canadian lumbermen to invade the American market in spite of the present small tariff protecting United States lumber. Again, some action must be taken to protect the American lumbermen from this cheaper produced Canadian prod uct. or the American lumber market will be captured by Canadians. It can readily be seen what a tre mendous task it will be to work out a plan for this industry that will prove practical in operation, in the face of these conflicting factors and that will satisfy the lumbermen coming from the different lumber producing sec tions of the nation. ' Kalispell officers have been grabbing car owners who had failed to secure 1933 licenses, fivf of them having been arrested in one Kveek. They were fined $10 and costs. Reporter Visits Troy C. C. C. Camp And Tells What Is Being Done There TROY. June 13.—Camp 17 is fast becoming a most efficient and modem institution under the guidance of Capt. A. R. C. Sander and his aides. The location of the camp on the old Coffman ranch above the Kootenai river and on a bench heavily wooded is about as ideal a site as could be se lected. Abundant water supply is as sured from a spring back in the hills. A reservoir has been completed which contains 30,000 gallons of water, complete piping of the water through out the camp and a sewage system will soon be completed. The barracks are fast nearing completion and are com modious and comfortable. The entrance to the recreational building will be most attractive. Logs will be hewn out and flowering plants and vines grown, adding to the attractive ap proach of lattice work. Every effort is being made to hurry the construction of the buildings and nothing is being overlooked to se cure comfortable quarters for the boys. A modem camp of this description means much clever planning and ad ministration of work. To provide sani tary living quarters for 200 men, to provide food for this number, to pre pare and serve a menu containing fresh meats, fruits and vegetables three times per day without any waste or . C. No, A TRUCK LEAVES HIGHWAY; ROLLS DOWN STEEP GRADE Elmer Phillips, in charge of the state fish hatchery at Libby, is nursing sev eral severe cuts and bruises as the re sult of a serious atito accident he had Monday night. He was returning from the planting of some fry, in Thompson lakes and was just below the W. J. Lloyd mail box on the Elk hill high-j tyay when the steering gear to his truck broke and the truck went over the high embankment. The car rolled over some three or four times and Stopped 75 to TOO feet below the-road.l Phillips crawled out of the wreck! and made his way to the Lloyd ranenj where his wounds were dressed and he was later taken to his home. While he was badly bruised and cut up, he thinks none of his wounds are serious. The truck, an old Chevrolet, was a complete wreck. Mr. Phillips had just received word that day that a new truck was ready for his use and he is glad that he had not yet received it. Libby Woman's Club Closes Very Successful Tar Humorous Program Brings Activities to Close until Next Fall—Mrs. L. J. Olson New President The Libby Woman's Club has closed a successful year under the able lead ership . of Mrs. William Curtis. Mrs, Curtis will be succeeded by Mrs. Len Olson as president for the coming year. The last meeting was attended by a large number who gathered for a contributed dish luncheon. After a bounteous meal, set amid beautiful decorations, the afternoon closed with Hi-Jinx under the clever chairman ship of Mrs. William Kienitz. Songs that were original, witty and clever, were sung at intervals by Mesdames Zollars, Len Olson, Christensen, Bill ings, Riley, Cloutier and Miss Inez Ratekin. They called themselves the Clubtomists. They were lots of fun. Mrs. Krall and Mrs. James Black ford) j r . t were p i easing in a costumed, 3 inging duo The hilarious hit of the program was the evolution of the bathing suit f ro m 1880 on to the present time. Mrs. Timothy Miller won the grand prize. The judges. Mesdames W. N. Curtis, Le n oison, & E. Jaqueth, had a hard time deciding in the bathing beauty contest as each of the 10 participants waa not on i y a rea! beauty but a real scream as we ll, and each deserve d a pr i ze After a short business meeting, in an i mpre ssive ceremony, the officers and executive boa rd were inducted into office by Mrs. Joughin. The retiring president, Mrs. Curtis, closed her year with many construc tive suggestions as to ways that the Woman's Club might be outstanding in the community and the state. Mrs. Herbst Writes. In a business letter to this news paper from Michigan, Mrs. A. C. Herbst appends a note which says; "Perhaps you would be interested in knowing some of our activities. Yesterday I accompanied my grandnephew to Ann Arbor where he is graduating from a law course this June. Today Miss An tonia and I are guest speakers at a home coming of students and teachers of a district school near our ancestral home. The home-coming covers a neriod of 63 years. Miss Antonia and I both taught there, I closed my teach ing career there in 1900. We send greetings to our numerous friends in Libby." Leave For Chicago Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Hough left Sunday to motor to Chicago to attend the big ex position. They will also visit their daughter in Illinois, who is taking nurse's training there, and will stop at the old home town before returning. They were accompanied by their son Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Erickson Entertain. Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Erickson enter tained a group of friends Saturday night at an old time dance, given at their farm home. About 25 couple were present and a most enjoyable time is reported. J. Young. mishap is a feat that is put up to the war department as well as matters of decorum. That all this is being ac complished in a most remarkably short time is attested by the writer who visited the camp Monday morning a\l received most courteous from the camp commander. May 13 at 9:30 the first group arrived. One month later, June 13, the camp is a modem "institution of which Troy can all be justly proud. The people of Troy taking interest in the camp and very happy to welcome the personnel of the camp and the boys to this munity. The personnel of Camp C. C. C. No, 17 is as follows: treatment are are com Camp Commander—Capt. A. R. C. Sander of 4th Infantry, Ft. George Wright, Wash. Second in Command—First Lieuten and W. A. Pantan, Calary Reserve, Billings, Mont. First Lieutenant Joseph R. Devish, Camp Adjutant, C. W, Reserve, An aconda, Mont Second Lieutenant Lawton Butler, 4th Infantry, Ft. George Wright 'Wash. n El is ted personnel from Fort Mis soula, Mont, are; Sergeant Fred Staedler, Sergeant H. H. Hopple, Sergeant John Carlson, Private Robert Planning For Future Developments At Power Plant on Lake Creek ; This newspaper chronicled the visit to Libby, on June 2, of J. E, Green ough of Coeur d'Alene, Ida., prominent j y identified with mining and other ■ . , H *" t0I ' e i sts ln the Inland Empire; Arthur; pinkie, mining engineer of Kel-j |°88> Ida., and E. H. Collins of the Washington Water Power company, of Spokane. These men while here made application of the board of coun commissioners for permission to use y 16 P u b}ic highways as right of way * or possible power lines radiating out * ro , m tb e Greenough power plant on Lake creek, near Tr°y While here these men wouuld make no statement as to many definite plans for future developments. Since that i ne , wspaper has c T e *5*° additional information regarding the lake creek plant and the visit of these to Libby. The plant is located between Libby ri»U Tl f )y ^ 200 feet J"* 1 * nght-of-way of the new road be tween the two towns. In fact, one of the new survey stakes is driven very close tb 1 /orebav at the end of the flume above the powerhouse. The watershed supplying the plant with stored power is Lake creek and this, m turn, is fed from Bull lake. The water run-off from this damage area is remarkably uniform due to the length of the stream and the high ground around it. The dam More Eastern Boys Coming For Rcxford Camp Start From New York State Today, 150 Strong—Arrive Here Monday. The Libby office of the forest ice has received word that another signment of 150 forest workers will leave New York state today bound for the Rexford C. C. C, camp. They are expected to arrive Monday, when they will bring the Rexford quota up to full strength. The Rexford camp is to consist of tent equipment and it is therefore pos sible to build it faster than serv con a camp of the barracks type. As a result, from 25 to 30 men are already employed on actual road construction while about an equal number are engaged in complet ing the camp structures. —Four -of these—camps —are—still - to -be established in the county, having been authorized by the administration. The camps are to be located on Pipe creek, Pete creek, at Warland and on Fisher river. BASEBALL TONIGHT. Because of the fame that has come to the baseball team of the Libby Com mercial club following its game with Troy Monday evening, the boys now working through here with the U. S. coast and geodetic survey developed a longing to "take them on" and forth with issued a challenge to the Libby team. E. E. Jaqueth, president, and Harry Bolyard, sports manager of the Libby club, jumped at the challenge with the defi, '"We take on all comers." Presto, a game tonight at 7 o'clock be tween the commercial club and geo detic survey teams. Come out and see the great stars in action. LIBBY CUBS CHALK UP ANOTHER VICTORY Last Sunday the Libby Cubs went on a hitting spree to down the Troy Independents 24-11, at Troy. The Cubs gathered 22 hits off Granatier while Baker held the Troy outfit to 11. Although there was much hitting, no one hit for more than two bases. Er rors wPre numerous on both sides. An unassisted double play by Blythe was the outstanding play of the game. The score: Cubs Peterson, ss Martin, If Rowland, lb Botchek, 3b 6 5 Cormier, c . P. Baker, p Phillips, rf Rusher. 2b W. Baker, cf AB R H A .5 4 3 3 6 2 2 0 7 3 3 0 3 3 .6 3 4 2 5 114 5 2 4 0 4 2 0 3 4 2 2 0 11 2 6 Ole B. Olson is building a new house on Tenth street not far from the saw 1 mill. Total . Troy Nichols, 2b, cf .6 Smith, lb, If Granateir, p Hootlaw, c ... Morrison, rf .6 Hjort, cf, 2b . Murphy, ss . Blythe, If, lb . Salyers, 3b . Total . Two base hits—Rowland 2, Phillips 2, Martin, W. Baker, Nichols; Walked— by Baker, 3; by Granatier, 5; Struck out— by Baker, 6; by Granatier, 7. Umpires, Thorton and Wollaston. .48 24 22 151 1 4 .3 1 ...4 2 .4 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .3 1 .5 1 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .39 11 10 10 RIVER RISING RAPIDLY. Hot weather has started the Koo tenai to rising rapidly. A reading this morning showed it had risen 15 inches sjnpe 5 o'clock last night. This is a foot below the high point of last week byt it still coming up and E. M. Boyes, who records measurements, says he ex pects it to go above the high mark within another 24 hours. I used for the diversion is of concrete and 'absolutely modern in every way, itsl "Intensions and facilities making it I ® uitabl ° for a Rreatly increased power I development when the situation de mands an expansion. The present in Stallation in the powerhouse will pro*-! 1 vide a constant output of over 1 000' ! killowatts. At the present time, there are only 10 miles of power line tied in with the plant. The plant owners are begin ning an active program of develop ment, so it is said, which will ultimately increase the facilities for the distribu tioa of surplus power generated at Lake creek. Increased metal prices are reviving interest in the mining oper ations south of Libby and Troy This ^ naturally, the legitimate territory of the plant and is expected to add to the present load now being served by it The recent request to the Lin coin county commissioners for use of tbe county highways in extendi!% power lines is the first step in this pro gram of development, according to in formation coming to this newspaper. A rough survey of a possible line to the new civilian conservation camp west of Troy was made while the three men above mentioned were here on the inspection trip. It is said those in charge of the camp are desirous of obtaining electric power if it can be supplied economically. LIBBY TEAM GOES INTO CANADA AND WINS GAME The Libby baseball team crossed the international line last Sunday and de feated the Waldo, B. C., team in what looks like the one-isded score of 13 to 5. It is said, however, that aside from the third inning, when the Waldo team blew-up, the game was an extremely close one. An examination of the inn ing score will prove this. Aside from the third inning, the Libby boys scored in only two other frames. Patt hurled a fine game for the Lib byites and had the Canadians at his mercy all the time. And his team gave him great support. The score by! innings follows; _ - ...I r uu a Y w h en the Waldo team will visit I Libby. The game undoubtedly will be j a battle from the pitching of the'first' ba "- J Libby Waldo 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 0—13 J H 0 1 0 0 3 0—5 Canadians Here Sunday. A return game is scheduled for next CLEAN ING UP GROUNDS _J__ AT LIONS FOUNTAIN _ 1 L. S, Welch, Lions club president, and a few other Lions motored out to the! Lions fountain on the highway south of Libby and cleaned up around the fountain Wednesday evening. Con siderable numbers are taking advan tage of this ideal spot for picnicking and more or less refuse is scattered around. A receotacle will be placed for rubbish and the public is renuestert to help keep the grounds clean and, attraçâ've appearing. Undoubtedly everyone will be clad to cooperate. The fine little brook that provides water for the fountain was cleaned out and other work done, A fence will be built back in the timber some distance! so as to prevent access to the upper reaches of the stream, thus heloing to keep it free from contamination. vaï! « r morcTrD urnovroc FOR YOUNG FORESTER WORKERS Becinnint Julv 1 waee increases! will be pemitted for competent work ers among the civilian conservation corps. The cash payment otf *30 a I month ma v be increased to $45 a month for 5 per cent of the members | of each company named by their com- j pany commander and the camp super intendent for responsible camp posi fions, and 8 per cent of each group may receive $36 if so designated, Thus the increase will affect 13 per cent of WAGE INCREASES ANNOUNCED the forest workers. A penalty system was also announced providing for admonition, suspension of privileges, substitution of specified duties instead of regular work and de duction of not to exceed three days' cash allowance for minor offenses. ANNOUNCEMENT. During the past week a deal was closed whereby the Western News purchased the subscription list and I goodwill of th Troy Tribune. Begin ning with this week, publication of the Tribune will be suspended, for the present at least. This suspension has been forced by lack of patronage but the present owners are willing and ready to resume publication at any time in the future when improving business conditions justify it. In the future, this newspaper will carry a Troy department and plans to cover Troy and the Troy district thor oughly from a news standpoint. As is the common practice in all newspaper consolidations, those per sons who have been subscribers to both the Western News and the Troy Trib une ^md who are paid in advance on the Tribune, will be given additional credit on their Western News subscrip tion equal to their unexpired credit on the Tribune. Former Tribune sub scribers who are in arrears should re mit at once to this newspaper, as all subscription indebtedness is now pay able to this newspaper. We solicit the patronage and goodwill of Troy people and are glad to serve them through the columns of the Western News until such time as pub lication of the Tribune can sumed. be re THE WESTERN NEWS. ZONOUTE COMPANY REPORTS INCREASING BUSINESS DEMAlNDS S i" Ppe " * our carloads and could have n j , m °V Ut c ° uld not be a T me faSt enou ? h 1 9 . r carload orders are awaiting shlpmen > Alle V sUtes is en- coura ß ec * hy the nature of the busi- nes /* now coming in; that it appears r? be Permanent and not a temporary ' . ri V ," e also states that word re i Cel y rom tbe ' r , eastern customers i ? nd othei ! connections are unanimous I m repor t m S ff 13 * there is a decided I l |^ prov cment m business throughout 1 010 eastern states - E. N. Alley, president and general manager of The Zonolite company, re I ports that there is a steadily increasing I demand for their product, after the j slump suffered by all lines the past 1 few years. Last week the company | n I jWW RAVC UVl ù — , - FfllAV I fff if ClilU/ LUC " V CnMAff fOFCSl wU lü V * M "r Speak in Highest Terms of Personnel at Troy Camp—Several Given Responsible Positions. A number of Libby boys came up from the forest conservation camp at Troy to spend Sunday at home and all speak in glowing praise of the work at the camp, the officers in charge of it, and their fellow workers. Those com ing from the camp Saturday were Ed ward Dutton, Friendie Dorrington, Ed. Hewitt, Gander Larson, Bill Baeth, Wirt Allison and Howard Michaels. The boys express deepest admiration for Captain Sanders who, they say, is exerting every effort to make the camp one of the best in the northwest They state he is eminently fair and is constantly looking after the welfare of the men. The boys make the same kindly expression of the other officers and stated the relations between the officers and men could not be more pleasant. . , , , , . , , F 3 ™? organized but this is gradually being done. A number of the boys are musicians and are sending home for their instruments. Captain Sanders is a band leader, it is said, and a camp band is contemplated. A ball team is being developed and already a game with Troy has been played. A football team is planned for this fall. A ring is being built and boxing contests will be staged. These are a few of the plans contemplated to provide recreation for (joys after a day's work. It is taking some time to get the With the exception of the army men 1 tbe Personnel of the camp is composed j entirely of Montana men, a large per of them from eastern Montana, wth . very or no experience in J vood ? wor t' Consequently the Libby boys have been made straw bosses and i have groups of men under them to instruct in the proper way to swing : an axe ? r a Rrub hoe , °L. °, per , ate , a I eross-cut saw. Howard Michaels has . „ placed in charge of a platoon of | men and with a few helpers looks; after them while in camp. | There are other sidelights on camp j life not so pleasant, the things that are ! bound to break out when 200 or more [ men are gathered from far and near. ; One young man from eastern Montana went insane, and was determined to j preach. It is reported he was sent j home. A deserter from the army was found in the camp and arrested., Likewise, one of the men was found j to have been under indictment on a i bootlegging charge and had jumped his | bail He algo was arrested , | . These, however are only minor in-| cldeiats - Take it all m all, the boys are ™ u 5 h enthused oyer them camp and thei r wor \ and tbe »PPprtumty for .employment that it provides, Alex McDougall, 72, a resident of the Troy district some 35 years, passed away at the Libby hospital Sunday af ter an illness of several months. Fun eral services were held from the Gompf chapel Tuesday, the Rev. Orr officiating. The deceased was born in Canada. No known relatives survive him. He followed woods work while here. Old Resident Passes. President Graves Reports Prospects Promising at Midas Mine, Near Libby Reports from the MidaS mine south of Libby continue to be encouraging. In a recent circular sent to stock holders, Jay P. Graves, the president, says; "To maintain the Midas company money was raised last summer through some of the Spokane-Idaho stockhold ers and shipments of crude ore made to the Bunker Hill and the Trail smel ter.' To Wipe Out Mida «4 Debts. "As a result of arrangements with the mill creditors for monthly pay ments, the mill was completed and pro duction started on March 17. To date there have been two clean-ups. These indicate that the production will en able the Midas company to wipe out the debts and in time be on an earn ing basis. Operations are at less than half capacity of the mill, but will be increased gradually to capacity." The Spokane-Idaho officers will be vote their energies to the gold mine. The main tunnel can be extended about 1000 feet east and a level started on the 120-foot level .which will be done in the next few months. An exploratory cross-cut tunnel, to attain 350 feet of additional depth, is planned. Its cost will be the same as sinking. Troy And Libby Enjoy joint Picnic Clubs From Two Cities Meet Monday at Savage Lake. FROLIC TOGETHER AT DELIGHTFUL PLACE The annual picnic of the Libby Com mercial club, held at Savage lake Mon day night, was participated in by the Troy Chamber of Commerce and such a complete success that the gen eral verdict was that there must be many more of such meetings in the future. The Troy men had sent word to the Libby club that they would fumials the coffee for the picnic lunch« and also an orchestra for dancing In the pavilion, and that they would be there in force. They kept their word and a large delegation of Troy men and their ladies were at the lake when equally large delegation of Libby men, women and children began to arrive shortly after 6 o'clock. The attendance was more than the most optimistic could have hoped for. The large number present first gathered in groups and enjoyed the bountiful lunches each had brought with them, with coffee and the fixins' served by Earl Angell and other Troy men. After the lunch, a baseball game between the two clubs was the center of attraction until oncoming darkness put a stop t 0 the efforts of the one time ball players. It might be tenhed a ball game if one's imagination is good, but nevertheless the players and the enthusiastic rooters on the side lines seemed to enjoy it all thorough ly. It is said the score keeper used up one pencil and then stopped in disgust. Anyway, the outcome was declared a tie, in the interests of harmony. Following the ball game, the strains of enticing music were heard floating out from the pavilion built out over the lake and in a short time all the pic nickers were gathered on the dance astime to orchestra was an floor, enjoying the age-old p music by the popular Gompf of Libby. The dancing was the closing feature of a most delightful affair. All words of praise were in the superlative. The everting was perfect and the lake and mountain scene so beautiful that an ideal setting was provided for an evening unusually pleasurable. The members of the Entre Nous Bridge club were guests of Mrs. Walter Neils 03 Thursday afternoon at a de lightful bridge luncheon, at 1:30 o'clock. The home was prettily decor ated in red and white and the same color motif was noticeable in the serv ing of the luncheon, The pleasant' affair was given to honor Mrs.""James Christie, ' who had won grand high score prize tor the series, and also to honor Mrs. Viola Jacobs, who plans to leave soon to make her home in California. Each, lady was presented with a special gift Following luncheon, the afternoon was spent at the bridge tables, with Mrs, James Christie MRS. NEILS ENTERTAINS AT^BRIDGE LUNCHEON again winning high score prize, while the consolation fell to Mrs. J, K. Dwinelle. Mrs. George Neils was presented with a guest prize, pe _:-„ eulvr ARE ESTABLISHING ELEVATIONS, The crew of U. S. coast and geodetic survey engineers working through here are establishing elevations, along the Great Northern. They are working be tween Bonners Ferry and Shelby and place a permanent marker every two miles. There are 14 men in the crew. HOT WEATHER IS HERE. The belated hot weather of the sum mer is here. Sunday the government thermometer showed 82, Monday 91, Tuesday 96 and Wednesday 99. YOUNG MAN CAUGHT STEALING GAS FROM COUNTY TRACTOR A Libby young man was caught, about 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, steal ing gas from the county tractor, which had been left at the mouth of Rainy creek. He was caught red-handed in the act by Ira Tester, who happened along at the time. He had filled two 5-gallon cans and was well equipped for the work, having the cans, a fun nel and a syphon weighted at one end to drop into £he gas tank. He was taken before Justice of the Peace Haigler Wednesday morning and was given a sentence of 10 days in jail and a fine of $27,50. His only ex cuse was that although holding a job he did not have money to buy gas and wanted to get enough to hau wood. His name is withheld because of the request of friends. some Three Bug Control Clip. R. W. Billings, of the local forest service, reports that recently he in stfclleij the ^thirds bug control camp in this district. This last one was on Spread creek, in the Yaak district The completion of their work will mean the end of control work in this district for this summer.