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With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TROY TRIBUNE
Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday, June 22, 1933
Number 3
Mine Work
Not Necessary
For One Year
Congress Cancels Require
ment for Relief of Claim
BUTTE, June 17 (Special) —For the
second year, mining claims
be held without assessment work,
cording to the provisions of a bill re
mently passed by congress and signed
by President Roosevelt, it T\aa been an
nounced by Vice President A. E.
Adami, professor of mining at Montana
School of Mines.
Under the provisions of the bill min
ing claim owners who were exempt
from payment of federal income taxes
for the calendar year of 1932 may hold
their claims by filing in the office of
where the location notice or certificate
is recorded a notice of intention to
keep the claim. This law thus exempts
persons from assessment work lor me
fiscal year from July 1, 1932, to July
1, 1933, Unless further legislation is
passed by the national congress the
assessment work mùst ' be resumed
next year.
last year and signed by President
Hoover, and also to a bill passed dur
ing the World War.
The act, as passed by congress pro
vides in part as follows;
"That the provision of section 2324
of the revised statutes of the United
States he suspended as to all mining
claims in the United States, includ
ing Alaska, during the year beginning
at 12 o'clock meridian July 1, 1932, and
ending at 12 o'clock merdian July 1,
"That the provisions of this act shall
not apply in the case of any claimant
not entitled to exemption from the
payment of a federal income tax for
' the taxable year 1932.
"That every claimant of any such
mining claim, in order to obtain the
benefits of this act, shall file, or cause
to be filed, in the office where the lo
cation notice or certificate is recorded,
on or before 12 o'clock meridian July
1, 1933 a notice of his desire to hold
said claim."
Such a notice might be of the form
suggested by Walter W. Bradley, state
mineralogist of California, as follows;
YEAR, 1932-1933.
Notice is hereby given by the un
that he is
the claimant of the .
ing Claim situated in. ..
Mining District, County of
of Montana and that he desires to hold
said mining claim during the assess
ment year 1932-1933 under the pro
visions of the Act of Congress entitled,
"An Act providing for the suspension
of annual assessment work on mining
claims held by location in the United
States and Alaska." Approved May 18,
That the location notice or certifi
cate of said mining claim is recorded
in the office of the county clerk- and
recorder of said county, (that being
the proper office of record),
And notice is hereby further given
by said claimant that he, said claim
ant was entitled to exemption from the
payment of a federal income tax for the
taxable year 1932." *
Dated this
day of
* If several claimants join in giving
this notice it should appear therein
that each of them was entitled to said
Gold From
Midas Mine
Totals $11,290
Operations For Short Periods Bring
in Neat Sum—Output Will Be
Increased to Plant Capacity.
The Midas mine south of Libby has
recently received $11,290 from ship
ments of concentrates t 0 smelters.
This announcement was made during
the past week by Jay P. Graves, presi
dent, in Spokane
The mill at the mine was operated
at a third capacity during two peri
ods. During the first, period $5500
worth of gold was taken and in the
second period $5790 in gold was the
"The mill and the crew having been
new, the best results were not ob
tained but the conditions are protnis
ing," Graves said. "The earnings were
beyond our expectations.
"The current assays show higher
values than had come from the mine
in several stopes opened above the
tunnel level. Some of the assays ex
ceed four ounces in gold to the ton.
Our expectation of the heads was
"The appearance of the mine is good
for the progress made and its future
looks promising. We expect to increase
the milli
ng gradually to 75 ton», the
of the plant."
..... . .
Wright, with its driver, nearly went
into the swollen waters of the Koo
tenai river Monday night, near
Grambauer ranch. The truck was tax
ing a load of baled straw to the C. C,
C. camp on Pipe creek but the driver
missed directions and got onto |he
river road, leading past the Gram
bauer ranch. Flood waters had washed
the highway until .it crumbled under
the truck, letting one side into the
water. Fortunately, it didn't go all the
way, and forest service workers were
able to pull it out onto drv land, with
I no one hurt.
Burglar Gets
One Year la
Steals Saddle, Bridle and Other
Articles Prom Border Patrol—
Divorce Granted.
Leon Chelson was sentenced to one
year in the penitentiary at Deer
Lodge, by Judge J. E. Rockwood in
district court Monday. Chelson
pleaded guilty to a charge of burg
lary. Some time ago he stole a saddle,
bridle, chaps and other articles from
one of the border patrol at Eureka.
Edna K. Dedrick was granted a di
vorce from Wm. A. Dedrick, the
plaintiff alleging extreme cruelty. She
was given the custody of a minor
child. Dedrick agreed to pay $15
month for the child's The
month for the child's support. The
case was not contested. Wm. Herbert
was attorney for the plaintiff.
The estate of W. H. English de
ceased, of Troy, was closed; M. D.
Rowland attorney.
Judge Rockwqod will be in Libby on
June 30 to hold court.
[This is a department for the dis
. ... , However, what appears
m this department does not necessar
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Editor Western Nows, Libby, Mont [
Dear Sir; As you probably know, all i
of the temporary forest service em- j
ployees who in former years worked I
on trail and road and similar proj-1
ects, are this year either without any
work after the last of this month or
else are only offered a chance to join
The Forum
cussion of pertinent topics by anyone!
who so desires. . It is open to every
one and any suitable subject may be
Libby, Mont,, June 19, 1933.
the C. C. C. at one dollar a day.
Even the forest employees whose
work will not be done by the C. C. C.
are affected. The pre-season and fall
work which fills in his full season's
work is now cut short. In fact, every
forest service employee is a loser.
This means a smaller forest payroll
and consequently affects the entire
t ! j ■ n
In normal and in all preceding years,
the forest service has been a source
of income for all sections in which
they are located. We workers spent
the greater part of our wages locally,
The forest service itself bought hun
dreds of dollars of locally purchased
supplies. The loss of any part of their
work will be felt.
Now, instead of the forest service,
we have the army C. C. C. What do
they bring to the community? That
remains to be seen, but we can sec
that work which the forest service
would normally do over a period of
years, paying decent wages and prob
ably a source of local income, now be
ing done in a few years.
The C. C. C. hires very few local
or sectional workers in proportion to
their numbers. They pay practically
nothing and buy no supplies locally.
The regular forest work with a nor
mal season's employment was, in ef
fect, merely a matter of relief. If one
managed carefully, he could exist
through the winter. But what will the
locals who join the C. C. C. have when
it is over?
True, we need forest conservation
and the people need the work, The two
facts are indisputable, but do we want
an "army" (and it is an "army") of
C. C. C. dollar a day men in our for
ests when right home we have
thousands of skillful woodsmen who
would jump at the chance to work at
a decent wage?
We have a fprest service which
could handle this work, pay decent
wages and provide a source of local
If they must have an army, place
the C. C. C. recruits in regularly
established barracks and give them
some sort of training that would be of
benefit to them.
This is not a matter that is affect
ing just us forest employees. It should
concern every public spirited citizen
in these forest sections.
If we who live in these forest areas
do not protest this encroachment of
these eastern C. C. C. recruits into
work which should belong to us who
live here, then each year will see an
additional influx of them diverting a
source of local employment to the east.
Sincerely yours,
Life Guard at Swimming Pool.
Bradley Phillips has been secured to
act as life guard at the mill swimming
pool from 1 to 6 p. m., every day ex
cept Sunday.
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and Mrs. George Neils motored to
Kalispell this morning. _
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Processing Tax of 30 Cents
a Bushel Will Be
Levied. \
BOZEMAN, June 19.—Plans for re
ducing wheat acreage through allot
ments to farmers to apply to the com
ing fall and spring plantings and for
collecting a processing tax on wheat
products to supply funds for benefit
payments to farmers were announced
in the press June 17.
According to the news stories, Sec
retary Wallace has announced that a
processing tax of approximately 30
cents per bushel will be levied soon
after July 1 of this year. Two-thirds
of the fund so raised will be used to
pay bonuses to farmers this fall when
they sign contracts to reduce acreage.
It is expected that these bonus pay
ments will be largely completed by
September 15.
The bonus payments are regarded as
an insurance feature which will be
particularly valuable to farmers whose
crops have been destroyed or dam
The June 17 statement clears up
much speculation as to what form the
wheat program would take under the
farm adjustment bill enacted May 10.
The allotment plan, developed by
Montana's M. L. Wilson and who now
is one of the administrators of the
wheat program, supported by the
processing tax is the heart of the pro
posal by which the necessary acreage
reductions will be achieved.
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T S W t0 red ^, acreage
(amount to be determined after the
The total acreage for the nation and
allotments to states and counties will
be based upon average production for
the past five years. Allotments to
farmers will be based upon averag e
for the past three years. The work ot
arriving at individual allotments will
be accomplished through volunteer
county and community committees
and through the cooperative action of
Farmers will be expected to sign
outcome of present international con
ferences are known,
Farmers will receive benefit pay
ments upon that portion of their al
loted production which is necessary
domestic consumption. The bene
fit payments are intended to bring the
purchasing power of a bushel of wheat
to a parity with what it was during
the five-year period before the war.
No curtailment of the present wheat
crop is contemplated because adverse
I conditions have already greatly re
duced potential production for this
The acreage reduction proposal is
considered Pessary because of the!
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I The? plan for wheat follows closely,
^e suggestions of wheat growers and
fan R organization representatives at
conferences held recently at Washing
ton -
Miss Inez Ratekin, county librarian,
reports that she has a constant call
for magazines for farmers and others.
To supply this demand she is asking
all who have old magazines in their
homes to please call her, she will list
their names, and on a stated day,
probably next Saturday, will have a
truck call for them. Please phone Miss
Ratekm at once if you have magazines
to donate._They
Kootenai River Highest in Years;
Crest SeemsTo Have Been Reached
The Kootenai river at Libby is drop
ping after reaching the highest mark
since 1916. The crest here was 15.58
feet on Sunday and this morning had
dropped about 3Vz feet from the high
mark. It is still going down, al
though the weather is hot today and
may cause a slight upturn. Last night at
5 o'clock the reading showed 12.5 feet,
last night at 9 o'clock 12.4 feet, this
morning at 8:30 it was 12.1 feet.
The middle of last week* this region
was struck by a hot wave. Over the
weekend it cooled somewhat and now
the mercury js going up again. Last
Wednesday it was 99, Thursday 100,
Friday 96. It dropped into the 80's
over the weekend, yesterday it was
93 degrees.
Desperate Fight at Bonners.
Bonners Ferry is putting up a des
perate and discouraging fight to save
the town and fann lands from being
flooded. Up to Tuesday night dikes
protecting several drainage districts
had broken and had flooded 8,783
acres . Desperate efforts are being
made to save the city and other lands
J not yet inundated.
The Libby Junior Woman's club is
sponsoring a baseball game between
two Libby teams, the proceeds of
which will go for worthy local relief.
A picked team from the Libby Cubs
and Bill's Gang will play the town
team on next Wednesday evening,
June 28,
P- m. The ball boys have donated
their services for the good of the
cause, Vernon Bessey announces the
band will be there in force, and the
Junior Wotaen will sell ice cream on
the grounds.
Admission for adults will be 25
cents, but children will be free. Turn
1 out and help a worthy cause.
Game to be called at 6:30
Urges Care With
Fire While Within
Forest Areas
Danger Is Always Present In Spite of
Wet Spring—24 Fires
Set Last Year.
MISSOULA, Jmre 19.—Although the
spring of 1933 has been unusually wet
in Montana and northern Idaho, sev
eral days of intensely hot, rainless
weather would dry out the woods to
the danger point, is the opinion of
forest service officials of Region One,
which includes Montana and northern
"For this reason we are not relax
ing our efforts to make clear to the
public the grave danger to our for
ests from carelessness with fire in the
woods during the summit months,"
said Evan W. Kelley, regional forester
at Missoula. "Put out yqur campfire,
and think twice before you toss away
a match or cigarette, even though the
woods may be wet at the time. This
practice tends to form a good habit
which will not be forgotten later when
real danger exists."
A new regulation by the secretary
of agriculture makes it an offense
punishable by jail sentence, fine, or
both to throw a burning cigarette,
cigar 1 , match, pipe heel or firecracker
I on national forest land, say forest of
j ficial „ when the wooda bccomc d
!, im ited to camps and places of human
"Last season smokers and campers
set 241 fires in this region, burning
4.200 acres, and causing a loss of $77,
000," says Major Kcllev. "These fires
were not set maliciously; they were
ftrgpl* the, results of carelessness. And
fortunately it is a small minority of
thoughtless persons whom the forest
service must educate in proper care
with their cigarettes, pipe hods
matches and campfires "
Visit Kalispeil Lodges.
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oftheLadies' Âf.vtttv „f
tbe Patriarchs Militant will moto/to
dav to Kalknell attend meetings
tbe Fhthe-id^Tanton and FnrtroJ! T
nirtv wilf be M R Karn^fandf
j PatrfarcSrCheva
liers, and Ladies Mary Peterson, Jen
I nie Breeden, M'nnie Karnes, Emma
; Driear, Edna Olarich, May Barrett,
Mildred Hamel, Lura Dell Gotnpf and
Margaret Kemp.
Guests at Welch Home
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Mrs- Archie Patterson and daugh
4cr ' ^fary Catherine, and Mrs. Don
a * d Buckingham arrived from Kalis
pel1 Sunday and are * uests ° f Mr - and
Mrs ' L ' S ' Welch ' They were drive "
over from Kalispell by Ward Buck
mgham and small son. Ward Jr., who
returned home the same day,
Lodge Officers Visit North Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Rowland left
Saturday for Fargo, N. D., to attend
the grand lodge meetings of the Ma
sonic and Easitom Star orders of that
state, M,r. and Mrs. Rowland being the
ranking officers of the two orders in
the state of Montana,
Mr. and Mrs, James Hance of Dor
1 othy, Minn., parents of Mrs. Louis
I Gamache, and Mrs. Gamache's cousin,
the Rev. Fr. La Plante, of Boumnaies,
Ill., arrived here Sunday and have
been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gamache.
leave today to drive to Seattle.
Eastern Relatives Here.
From 1,000 to 1,200 men are at work,
and some are working from 24 to 30
hours without a stop. Men, women
and children are exerting every ef
fort in the battle. The state has sent
in a steam shovel from road work and
a fleet of trucks has been kept busy
working night and day hauling earth
to weak spots in the dikes. The steam
shovel operator worked 76 hours with
out a stop. All ttavel has been kept
from the main street to clear the way
for trucks. A train was stopped and
200 men "riding the rails" agreed to
join in the battle and went to work.
Reports are that some Of the crop
fhat has been flooded is under 20
feet of water.
Worst Seems Over.
A telephone message from Bonners
at 10:30 this morning said that no
new breaks tad occurred and that the
river was dropping there; had gone
down more than two feet from the
high mark. However, the dikes have
been so softened by the water that
there will be danger of breaks for
some time.
Libby Is Planning Big
Celebration on July 4tl?
Announcemerfc is made elsewhere
in this issue of the
. opening on next
Su/Jay of Libby's new and first golf
course. As stated in these columns
some weeks ago, the course is being
opened by Glenn Frisbie and Jack Jef
ferson, and it is located on the É. N.
Alley ranch north of the city.
Mr. Frisbie states that six of the
nine holes are now completed and
they have decided to open the course
t 0 the public. The three additional
holes will be completed
possible. To introduce the venture to
the public. Mr. Frisbie states that no
charge to players will be made on the
opening day, next Sunday.
as soon as
Osteopathic Physician Locates Here.
Dr. J. W. Church, formerly of Hel
ena, arrived in Libby Monday and
will take up the practice of his pro
fession here. His office will be the log
building opposite the C. Sc H. Seryice
Station. He will be joined here c
what later by Mrs. Church, who is
maining in Helena for a few weeks.
Dr. Church is a graduate of the
American School of Osteopathy at
Kirksville, Mo,, and has practiced his
profession 20 years.
Sunday Game
Was Close And
Interesting Battle
Libby Wins Over Troy but Only
After Close Contest—Score
9 to 6.
One of the most interesting ball
games played on the Libby diamond
this year, was that of last Sunday be
tween the Libby and Troy teams. Lib
by finally won with a 9-6 score but
it was a battle all the
The game started in an unusual
manner when the first man up to bat
—McNeil, of Troy—smashed out a
homo run. That was starting things off
with a vengeance.
In the second inning, the
tied, 2 and 2. In the third, Troy took
the lead by scoring two more; score,
4 ' 2 ' TRe fourdl inning was a blank
on 1,0411 sides and then in the fifth
'"T* Jack Rowland of H^by
t0 4
score was
t0 H'u r f scue ,? 4 hls count ry by slam
ln ? horsehide nearly to the hospi
ta ' bringing in two runners—Thomp
0 and Patt ~ in additi ™ to bis own
^ ***• 5 * 4 ' in LJbb *
I Tr ° v was drawing blanks in the
! f outR > fifth, sixth and seventh inn
i [ ngs - , dut in dle ei f?bth K. Hubbard
batted out a home run and Murphy
also scored in that frame. In the
enth inning Libby had put four
nets across the home plate, and that
ended the scoring for both teams.
The line-un follows:
Libby—Patt, p; Allen, c; Rowland,
lb; Ried, 2b; Thompson, 3b; Bur^ie,
ss; Baker, Diessner, If; W. Wolz, rçf:
Mortenson, rf.
Troy—Lindsay and Walcott, p; Kid
der, c; Morrison, lb; C. Hubbard,
2b; K. Hubbard, 3b; Murphy, ss;
Thornton, If; McNiel, cf; Weidner, rf.
Score by innings:
Libby . 0209 3 040 x—9
Troy .1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0—6
The board of directors of the Libby
Commercial club announces appoint
ment of the following standing com
Highway—A. M. Hoffman, A. N.
Richard, E. W. Oylear. M. D. RowWid.
Membership— W. H. Kemp, Wm.
Curtis, Don Hargreaves,
Publicity—L S. Welch, C. D. Rowe,
Paul Curtis.
Mining— H, C. Bolyard, H. E Brink,
Jop Kujawa.
Civic Improvements and Play
Grounds— W. E. Dexter, Mrs. S. N.
Plummer. Ted Berry.
Agriculture—E. J. Barkee, John Mc
Lellan, James Blackford, Jr.
Fish and Game— E. M. Boyes, M. K.
Kedzie, Dr. V. A. Hannigan.
Merchants, Charities and Donations
—Carlton Joughin, Harold Miller, J. A.
Entertainment— W. G. Seims, Dr. C.
B. Boyle, Jack Swarens.
Advisory— W. F.
Neils, R. R. Veldman.
Treasurer— R. W. Smithberger.
The first named in above list is the
chairman in each instance.
The year's program, beginning next
fall, has been made out as follows:
September, mining meeting: Octo
ber, drive for membership with out
side sneaker present: November, farm
ers'; December, father and sons; Jan
uary, merchants; February, old timers;
March, civic improvement; April, joint
meeting; May, get together; June, an
nual picnic.
Kienitz, Walter
Business Improving.
E W. Oylear and Joe Sheffield mot
ored to Spokane Monday on a busi
ness visit to the city. Returning home
they report that business conditions in
the city are improving at a great rate,
that delivery of autos cannot be guar
anteed short of 30 days, and that there
is a decided upturn in business in all
, lines, with great optimism.
Parade, Ball Games, Kaces,
Rodeo, Dancing, Band
At a meeting held in the dty hall
Tuesday evening, a committee con
sisting of A. M. Hoffman, Ferd Booth
man and Jack Harris were named tea
have charge of a celebration in Lib
by on July 2. These three men will
name committees to manage the var
ious events.
Bill Kemp has been placed us
chaw of the races, and Senator Pad
dy Rowland will be grand marshall of
the parade.
While the plans for the day's enter
tainment have not been fully worked
out. Chief Hoffman, who is the general
manager, states that it is their inten
tion to start the day off with an early
morning sunrise salute of forty guns.
By the time the salute has been fired
the entire valley for miles around will
know that it is July 4th and that Lib
by is going to celebrate.
The parade will form at ten a. m. and
will consist of the band, rodeo per
formers, decorated cars, floats and
kids on bicycles. There will be prizes
given for the best floats, and the best
decorated kid's bicycle. After the pa
rade Bill Kemp will put on the kids*
races, three legged race, potato and
sack races and lots of other stuff that
will be fun for old and young alike.
Starting at 1;30 p. m. the Libby base
ball team will clash with Eureka. No
doubt this will be the game of the
season, as both teams are out to win,
and you are bound to see some real
baseball. Immediately after the ball
game, Ferd Boothman -will put on his
end of the entertainment which is a
three hour rodeo. Ferd put on a good
show last year and states that this
one will be better. There will be
tion all the time, bucking broncs, wild
steers, fancy roping, are only a few
of the stunts. Al Baumgart will do his
regular Bally Ho stuff.
Plans have been made for the Lions
Club and Libby Commercial Club to
play a game of kitten ball on the local
field at 7 p. m. A. A. (Boss) Wood
will be in charge of the Libby team,
and Leo Welch will herd the Lions.
This is going to be a barrel of fun.
After the game, Vem Bessey and his
band will give an open air concert.
There will be a dance in Kienitz hall
on the evening of the third as well as
the fourth.
Lloyd Burpee will have charge of
a tennis tournament and those wishing
to enter should get in touch with him.
J. T. Brindley, fast winning fame in
his favorite sport, will supervise a
horseshoe pitching contest.
It is hoped that the Libby people
will arrange to take in this celebra
tion. The men behind the movement
are giving freely of their time. There
isn't going to be a dime of profit in
it for anyone. Every cent is being put
into the various events to make them
A complete program will be pub
lished and bills posted just
as the committee can get things lined
up. ( Chief Hoffman says "No joke;
we're going to have a celebration and
a good one."
as soon
Forest Camp
Is Established
On Pipe Creek
Company of Negroes From New York
Begins Work on Road—More
Coming Sunday.
A special train passed through Lib
by Sunday evening and left here 25
men for the C. C. C. camp on Pipe
jcreek. They were all negroes from
New York City and with them
several white officers from the U. S.
army. The officers are;
Captain Robert E. DeMerritt, of the
62d coast artillery anti-air craft serv
ice, from Fort Totten, N. Y.
Staff Sargeant Selwyn W. Owings,
61st service squadron air corps.
Corporal J. E Carlin, 99th observa
tion squadron, air corps.
tion squadron, air corps.
Corpal Harold Lee, 5th coast artil
Private Denzil J, Haskins, Co. H, 16th
Another consignment of 175 negroes
will arrive next Sunday for the Pipe
creek camp. Twenty-five Libby boys
are also being assigned to that work.
The camp on Pipe creek is at the
Turner ranger station, about 20 miles
from Libby. Their work will chiefly
be extension of the Pipe creek road to
connect with one on the south fork of
the Yaak river.
The special train through Sunday
also carried "a number of men for the
Pete creek camp in the Yaak district.
The full quota of men for the Rex
ford camp also arrived during the past
Girlhood Friends Visit,
Mrs. Lee Northup and daughter.
Miss Beth, of Wenatchee, Wash.,
stopped in Libby Tuesday evening
while on their way home from their
old home in North Dakota. Mrs.
Northup and Mrs. Sam Ratekin
girlhood friends and enjoyed a fine

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