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WESTERN NEWS Historical Library With which is consolidated THE LIBBY TIMES and THE TROY TRIBUNE VOLUME XXXIII Libby, Lincoln County, Montana. Thursday August 3, 193., >* » Number 9 WiO Ask Loan For City Hail Libby City Council Will Re quest $12,000 for Civic Building. IN UNE WITH PUBUC WORKS PROGRAM r a city hall has been for some time. Here jection to it has been that of the Increase of taxes. But now that the citv is practically out of debt and H may be possible to obtain a long time loan at low interest from the fed eral government, there Is almost a un amimous'desire that the new civic building be erected. "In my several years in Libby I do not believe I have ever seen such united action behind any project as is support ing this one,'' said Mr. Welch. "The council is unanimously for the under taking and m view of the extra strong support, we feel there should be no trouble in putting it through success Libby will have a badly needed new city hall if a loan of $12,000 can be se cured from the National Recovery cor poration to finance its construction. That decision was reached at a meet ing of the Libby city council held Tues day night at which a committee ap pointed for the purpose sat in confer ence with the council regarding the matter. The committee consisted of L. S. Welch. Paid Chu n; W. F. Kienitz and The tberiM rim tofore, the os g* , , ., ,, Plans for the proposed buddings are now bring considered but are not def inite enough at this time to be dis cussed. They contemplate, however. providing ample quarters for the f ire j department, for city council chambers and for a jail The better quarters for! the fire equipment will result in a les sened fire Insurance rate, state both Mr. Welch and Fire Chief Hoffman, and the saving from that source over a kmg period of years will ; undoubtedly offset to a considerable ex-1 tent the cost of the new hall. It is! The local project fits in perfectly) with President Roosevelt's public work program. It is argued thaV it is the 1 patriotic duty for municipalities to se cure loans and undertake projects of worthwhile public improvements at this time when it can be done in a rea-'off sonable way and at not too great a tax i burden. Only by this help, it is argued, 1 will the national administration be able to make the pubUc works program a success, the aim of which is to provide) employment and create a market for supplies and thus help to bring back prosperity. Because of the very fine fi nancial condition of the City of Libby local men have been reminded by cer tain state officials that it is the clty^i duty to take a part in this public works program. buch loans as are here proposed are bemg made by the government at a in'U °* ul J L eres l extending from U to 20 years, the specific terms of the contract being determined after the local situation is examined by federal agentS ' - CITY COUNCIL WILL ASK MONEY FOR STREET WORK The Libby city council in session Tuesday night, took steps 'not only to secure' a federal loan for a new city i hall but also set the wheels in motion to make application for a loan for street improvement. The city hall matter is discussed elsewhere and reference is made to it. Under the public works program be mg put into effect by the national ad ministration, millions of dollars have been set aside for highway improve ment One stipulation of the law is that per cent of this sum be spent on highways running through munntfei palities. It is under that provision that the city is asking for street im provement. It was decided Tuesday night to ask for an appropriation for improvement of Mineral avenue from the Kootenai river bridge to Ninth street; on Ninth street from Main to Minnesota avenue and on Minnesota south to the city limits. It is believed that if an appropria tion for this improvement Is granted the improvement will consist of grad ing and coating the streets with crushed rock. City Clerk Veldman is writing highway officials asking that graveling of the highway running west from the city limits be included in this project so as to make the work of graveling a larger job and more at tractive to contractors. 25 Sends Thanks for Courtesy. The Austin Reedy post of the Amer ican Legion has received a letter from a sister of Karl Brauer, a German world war veteran who died some time ago in Libby and who was given the honors of a military funeral by the Legion. Later a letter and pictures were /nailed to relatives in Germany. The sister writes from Schweslin, Germany, and says: "In regard to my departed brother Karl Brauer, your letter and pictures of funeral were received the 15th of June, fix the name of all his relatives and friends, I wish to offer my heart felt thanks for the splendid way his funeral was taken care of. Sincerely, Mrs. Berta Tobian." VINCENT BLANCHARD WEDS MISS IRENE VAN CAMPEN A former well known Libby young man, Vincent G. Blanchard, and Miss Irene Mae Van Campen of Plains, were married last Sunday in Libby by the Rev. Fred Decker at the home of the groom's brother, Mr. Neil Blanch ard, the ceremony being performed Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The young couple were attended by Miss Minnie Van Campen and Mr. Ferris Blanchard, sister of the bride and nephew of the groom respectively. Only relatives of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony, the out of-town guests being Mr. and Mrs. John Van Campen and son Earl, and the Misses Minnie and Nellie Van Campen, parents, brother and sisters of the bride; and Miss Edith Davis and Mr. Joe Boyer; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Urion, all of Plains. Shortly after the ceremony the party left for their homes in Plains, where the groom is at present employed by a Minneapolis contractor on state high way work. Mr. Blanchard was engaged in the garage business in Libby at one time and has a wide circle of friends here who will wish him and his bride a long life of happiness and prosper T ft fin. ft I pile Wny HP * VlW ff IIJ n , fflflfWICPC Kltfrlll CP WlflfvJw A HI VlKeuv _ _ _ ^ _ flf If Ai* IT | f>ffCllPfl> Vll IVIAA VI UrfllU _ _ , SaJ* It Would Not Produce Results 1 Expected, and Would Waste Taxpayers' Money. _ ... • f of the countv - s . ■ y ck crusher ->- County Com 1 . y g Brink was this week UX weSrn N^ws reSter '"rhere to ^ ' considerable sentiment 1 ity. i n f aV or of such a P yoo T tmnK ... > 1 sympathize fully with everyone s d f sl , re *° our f highways, re P lled Mr ' t but Iam i*. 0 *b e pW'chaae of a rock crusher at have observed and studied road building problem*^ for a num-jjee ber of years, not only/a Lincoln coun ty but elsewhere, -ind these studies bave convinced me that the purchase of a rock crusher before we have im proved, standardized highways would be a waste trf the taxpayer's money. I "Crushed rock on our unimproved highways would be no better—and in most ^stances, not so good-as the gravel we are now using from gravel pits. Loose crushed rock without a binder of some nature is soon driven the highway by travel over it. This can be observed in any place where crushed rock is used. It requires con slant maintenance moving the rock; back onto the highway. Another thing I have observed is that where crushed' rock is used on improved highways but. where maintenance is not kept up, the highway "wash-boards" badly. This dif-, ficulty has got all engineers guessing and no one can explain just why it works out that way, but it does. À crushed rock highway must be con stantly maintained and anyone who has' traveled much over standard highways will remember passing maintenance graders every few miles. That constant work is a necessity. "Crushed rock laid over jutting bed rock or on badly rutted roads would L>° whipped out by auto ravel, and ^ rock and a °e soon just as bad as ever. I have seen it work out i hat wa y in numerous instances. "Well, we haverft got the money for 000318111 maintenance in Lincoln COUn . ty , U, ? le3s . we maintain the crushed rock highway it would serve us ™ britiîrthan the gravel we are oow using The big problem is main tenance and th e county hasn't enough m0I ^y to maintain the roads in the condition In which they should be ke P t ; ° 1 honestly thought a rock crusher wou J d result in better highways I wou 'd favor purchase of one, but I am convinced such action would simply be a . waste of taxpayers' money at this time.'' Will Hold Annual Picnic. The local Amercian Legion will hold its annual picnic next Sunday on Pros pect creek. All ex-service men and their families are cordially invited. Those planning to attend should meet at Legion hall in time to start for the picnic grounds at 10 o'clock. Trans portation will be provided for thos*. needing it. This School Teacher Expresses Her Sentiments The Libby Commercial club has had postcards printed addressed to both Governor Cooney and O. S. Warden, chairman of the state high way commission. The cards have been left at service stations and whenever a complaining tourist ob jects to Montana highways, he is asked to write his comment on one of the cards and it is then dropped into the mail. Here is a racy com ment by a Minnesota school teach 1*1 *m « traveller from Little Falls, Minn., and all I have to say about the roads around Lincoln couirfy wouldn't be very lady-like for a school teacher. Mr. Warden, any self-respectin' jackass wouldn't be seen picking his way along the Lin coln county state highway— he would take to the foothills." er: Almost 100 Ptr Cent With Ibe President | Libby Business Houses Anxious to Aid in Bring Back Prosperity. MANY SIGNING N. R. A. AGREEMENT Libby's business establishments are lining up almost 100 per cent back of President Roosevelt and have signed the N. R. A. agreement relative to hours of employment and minimum wages. During the past week, tire or three meetings were held relative to hours of keeping open and an agree ment was finally reached The general run of Libby stores have agreed to °P*n at 8=30 and dose at 5:30 Udo does not apply to drug stores, sende« stations and similar establishments. Almost unaimous expression erf Ub S y business men 1» hearty support of President Roosevelt In his fight for industrial recovery. Those signing the N ' R A ; a f reement up to this morning: ara . 83 follows: Richard & Miller, Bolyard Grocery , Market, W. N. Curtis, Kootenai Mercantile Co.. Pioneer Meat Co., L S. Welch, George W. Little, J. C. Penney G°> Continental Oil Co., American Rose Bakery, First State Bank, F. P. Gooselaw C. AH. Service Station, d Joes <: Motor Service, A. L. Morris, ? USÜ a S w V u e „^ tatlor iv Harry S ' ? rin_ ^n, A. M. Hoffman, Montana Cafe, D., MacMare LHdrfieï J^îtorri^'' uli Ä EitcMield J^ Domng i .™ 1 ? m St °/ e - 1 Tabby Motor, Inc,, Public Drug, Ja q Ue th & Charnholm, Inc., J. W. Barrett for Glacier silver r ^ ad Mining c Libby Transfer. J. A. Krall Gust Del zer , Western News, Marshall Warring ton, William Allen, Flower Creek Serv Station, Libby Creamery, Blanch ar d & Sons. Sunday ha«.h=l1 trouble in winning «nth a < on to 11 Quite a lar«». Hol^ont, °f r>° q q 1 their team toft didn't ^! victory. Elmer Wolz and A! Raumimrf opened the same as battery ter nfofSS* in seventh. Part stnrv Ü the following score bv inn toy v ° i 4*2 _away WAS TAME AFFAIR SUNDAY BASEBALL GAME 4 0 2 4 4 0 „ „,1 C. C. C.'s . 2 0 12 0 4 0 0 9 m Dr - and Mrs. Earl D. Madden have mov ed to Libby and will make their " ome here. Dr. Madden has rented the ,* Tne T Dr, Piedalue office quarters in ^ ie . First National Bank building and Y * , en 8age in the practice of his pro fession 83 30011 as hls equipment ar nv ?®; Dr - Madden is the son of Mr. and Mrs, E. E. Madden of Rexford and ^ as graduated from the Creighton Dental College in Omaha, Neb., last ^ une - Mrs. Madden is a daughter of ^ r ' and Mrs, C T. Young of this city. Dr and Mrs. Madden have rented an Mltcbe11 ' in the rear ot tfte Ur ' Calrns residence. " Children and Matches Cause Fire. A fire Tuesday morning badly dam a ged the building formerly occupied by the Model cafe, and owned by Mrs I Lura D. Gompf. The blaze started I Will Open Dental Office Here. by children playing with matches in a woodshed attached to the rear of the building. The flames ran up a wall and into the attic and were kept there by the fire department which soon had it under control. Damage was largely fined to the attic and roof, Hie building was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Everett. All of their furniture was removed. Chief Hoffman says this is another warning to parents to keep matches away from children. The chief also request the public to bum refuse early in the morning and not leave it until the afternoon as there is generally some wind during the afternoon. con Recital Was Delightful Affair. A large group of ladies gathered at the home of Mrs. Walter Neils yes terday afternoon to enjoy a recital given by pupils of Mrs. Winchester of Oakland, Calif., who has had a class in voice here for the past two or three summers. The gathering proved one of the most delightful musical and social affairs of the season, the recital being given in a setting made lovely with a profusion of flowers. The pupils, Mrs. Neils, Mrs. J, K. Dwindle, Miss Mar garet Fennessy and Miss Blanche Fousek, each sang a group of songs and Mrs. Dwindle and Mrs. Neils sang two duet numbers. Each of the pupils shows much improvement . Following the program, cakes and punch were served. Annual Pioneer Picnic Sunday. The Libby Pioneer picnic will be held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, at Pioneer park. It is hoped that all who are eligible, j whether members of the society or not I will attend and enjoy meeting old I friends, ■ Bring food and dishes. Coffee will be ! served. COMMITTEE. SHOWER FOR BRIDE-TO-BE WAS DELIGHTFUL AFFAIR ' Mrs. Edward Davidson and Mrs. James Harris, Jr., were hostesses last Friday at the home of Mrs. Harris an enjoyable shower given to honor the then Miss Lucile West, who was married last Sunday. Seven tables of bridge were in play with high and low score prizes won ou Dona Ld Hargreaves and Miss Phyllis Boyes respectively. Before the games, one of the most enjoyable fea tures of the evening was the presen tation of the gifts to Miss West, who was showered v^jth many beSfutiiuI presents. At the evening's close lunch was served. at PLACER MINER AT URAI rFTU til vt r- u-T URA L GET S $14 NUGGET URAL, Aug. 1.— S. I. Stokes, jew-1 StS' ^„S' h M, iS M "■ smith 0f*ww5l* Jin. Koehjec &^ U &°noSh him a gold nugget worth $14.00. Mr. Stokes states that the dirt they are washing is running about $1.50 per yard ► Proof is piling up these days of the pmount of tourist travel lost to North *rn Montana because of the condition of the highways here. Recently Miss Margaret Clay of Troy received a let ter from Mr. George A Stout of Spo kane, who is president of the Washing ton State Music Teachers' association and at one time Miss Clay's music in atructor. He writes: "Upon consultation with the AAA travel bureau, we have decided to travel via Clarks Fork,, Thompson Falls, Plains, etc., so that explains why miss Troy. 1 remember a thrilling ride I took some years ago with Mr. Hart going 0V6r ^ hair-raising roadway along the Kootenai river and they tell MORE PROOF OF LOST TOURIST TRAVEL we me the road is not a bit improved be tween Trov and Lihhv T'm Mf, Stout would never foreive me if I took herthrouehsucha breach fokin Ateh J breath-taking high kai icrvi, ,,, Ai. S^. wiU ^ Y e Llb , by baseball team on the local diamond next Sunday, with game « lleda î. 2:3 °»: T1,e Stars are being ^ Ugh i here byGbarley Petty as man a ? er, lr ^?. rme ,^ ^IP y res 'dent but now Kalispell Petty has frequently th-class ball teams to bat Libby bunch and he promises r ep f at / or , next Su çday s game. A ^vely tussle is expected, Mr. Stout was misinformed to the extent that the highway between Libby and Troy has been considerably im proved in late years but it is still bad enough to drive thousands of tourists from one of the most scenic dis tricts in the northwest. PLAY HERE SUNDAY ■r- - Mias Luctie West Becomes Bride of Mr. Lome Bolyard at Pretty Ceremony A weddina of a Libbv voimv ™„nte that will call forth most generous ex! pressions of congratulations and best wishes was that of Mr. Lome Bolvard and Miss Lucile West, which solemnized last Sunday morning 8 . 45 °' clc ï; k at the boi °e of Mr. and A ' H West - tbe bride's parents, V 1 e words that united the lives of e you ng 1)001516 were read b y the Wedding Of Popular Couple Is Solemnized was at „ . t V »1 H L ^tenhauer of St. John's Lu jL heran church, The bride was beautiful in a gown of tan silk and carried a boquet of pink rosebuds. The couple were at tended by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kemp. The ceremony was performed in a b® 30 tlful fitting, the home being dec orated with a profusion of gladioli, sweetpeas and other cut flowers, Im mediately following, a three weddi £ g bre akfast was served, „ • th f. ^conclusion of this most happy . alr > 016 oewl v wedded couple left to sp6n . d , a few da V s m Spokane, and U P°? thelr , ™ turT1 will take up their 2, de « m , 3 h , ouse r& cently purchased by Mr. Bolyard, the former Mrs. Viola Jacobs property, on Idaho avenue, which the groom has had extensively remodeled. Hie bride is an attractive young lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. West, while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. CL Bolyard. Both bride and groom have spent most of their lives in Libby, both are graduates of the Libby high school and both highly populap with a large circle of friends, who will take pleasure in ex tending to the new Mr. and Mrs. Bol lard wishes for long life and happiness. course Ip a colorful ball game Saturday on the Libby diamond between two C. C. C. teams, 17 and 20, Camp 17 was vic torious by the score 10-5. The outcome of the game was never doubtful. The 17 boys took the lead the lead at the start and never were headed off. Heavy hitting on the part of both teams was the attractive feature of the game, but the almost impregnable defense by the 17 boys took the lead at the the colored lads from Camp 20. are CAMP 17 WINS BALL GAME. Mrs. Kennedy is in the city from Columbia Falls visiting Mrs. Cath erine Tate at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hoffman. Looks As Though Victor Company Has Strock Long Sought Vein It now appears that the body of ore has been »truck which the New Victor Mining company has long been searching for. Last Saturday a drill was driven for 15 feet through the rock at the end of the tunnel and it cut four feet of quartz. Just how much wider the vein may be is not known, " ^ e , fa L wal1 of the vein was not T 680 * 16 ^- p*e tunnel is being driven forward this week and it is expected touto."" " oUa, ' r * h " w °uld indicate toap P r0achmg end of a ^aroh that has aïbSTÂÆ '£ it u » ,, Mri Jou * fcin *» Hettess. , Mrs - Ned Joughin was hostess Satur day afternoon to a group of ladies, the afternoon being devoted to bridge High score prize was won by Mrs. ML D. Rowland second high by Mrs. Uem West, and traveling prize by Mrs. A. A. Wood Refreshments served were Tells How To Proceed To Secure Farm Loans Ray Payne of Trey Is Secretary Treasurer of Local Association. Farmers of this county will be in terested in the statement just received by Ray Payne, secretary-treasurer of the Troy National Farm Loan Associa tion, from J. A Scollard, agent of the Farm Loan Commissioner, stationed in the Federal Land Bank of Spokane telling how it is expected there will be a very substantial scale-down in the debts of many borrowers because the farmers getting a loan will be able to offer cash for settlement of debts which he might not otherwise be able to pay. Commissioner's loans are being made to reduce and refinance farmer's debts on a longer term basis, to supply work ing capital and to refinance foreclosed farms. The collateral accepted is first or second mortgages upon all or any part of the farm property, real or per! sonal, including crops. Of course, before the commissioner makes a second mort gage loan he will ask the holder of the first mortgage to waive foreclosure rights in accordance with the commas sioner's regulations. Loan« or» , ÎSOoTLeh 3 1 7 laxiroum , of to.iWO each. These loans plus all prior oftadeb, - ™ the farm Property praL tafoe^therLr" ^ ° f ^ 3P ~ DfHth. tot three v«rs to loans quiredto make pavmmt'on ^ "T oa Tf thev are n P Ü e §T C1 ,' with rS^cMo the ' n def8Ult nants of foeir mortoace^ Th! 8 !^ ssss|p= S5'o„rftoÄS«.^wi" history must be considered hcludine of course the ability of the farmer to äx-zHSS praiser and he uses the same general values in arriving at the value of the property to be offered as collateral. The principal difference between the Fed eral Und Bank loan and the commis sioner's loan is that the land bank loan is made only on the farm property and can not exceed 50 per cent of the nor mai, appraised value of the land plus 20 per cent of the insured, permanent improvements whereas the commission er's agent may lend up to 75 per cent of foe normal Value and accept second mortgages and personal property as se curity. The agent points out that for the con venience of the public the secretary treasurer of the local national farm loan association has been appointed as cor respondent and that farmers should find it convenient and satisfactory make their applications to this c:„ spondent rather than apply directly to the agent stationed in the Federal Und Bank. to corre Jerry Fritsch, Ural merchant, transacting business in Libby Tues day. was Will Assist Home Owners ToSecure Loans City Clerk Veldman that he will be glad to assist home owners in making out their applica tions for loans from the Home Own ers' Loon corporation. It should be remembered that loans can be se cured not only to pay off mortgages that are thre|tening to be foreclosed but alsô"'— to pay delinquent taxes on homes. Mr. Veldman will plain to those interested the work ings of the new law and will help them in making out the papers. The new law alms to help home owners who are in danger of losing their homes either through mortgage foreclosure or delinquent tax sale. announces ex necessary | pany, after driving over 1700 feet of tunnel and missing the ore body, i krocht in a diamond drill and pros pected the territory to the right of the old tunnel. At that time the drill cotm ore body of several feet in width tni assays of the core coming from the diamond drill showed a gold contât in the ore of over $128 to the ton. Since that' time various attempts hare been made to reach the ore by the diamond drill but lack of fi nances has slowed the work and dragged It along. A few more days ought to disclose the extent of the pres ent indicated ore body and assays wiQ later tell whether the hopes arotmd by the story told by the diamon d drill are to be realized Farmers To Receive Sam Of $2,146.40 That Is Sum to Come to Lincoln Men Under Wheat Control Lincoln county farmers will receive the sura of $2,146.40 this year from the federal government under, the plan to aid the farmer and production now being put into operation by the Agricultural Adjustment administration. This is 20 cents per bushel for all wheat the county will be allowed to produce under this control plan. It is expected this total benefit pay ment will be either 28 or 30 cents per bushel. If it is 28 cents, Lincoln coun ty farmers will be paid an additional P56.56 next year; if the benefit is 30 pay cents per bushel, the additional ment will be $1,073.20. These payments are dependent on one provision and that proviso is an S'l'u fn« The maximum will be ^ U contracts to hold their ^vtY^*** l ° * Certa n maximum r ■ y T , , „ , Lincoln county s allotment under the wkeat ad JUstment program is r,v 732 bushe s , according to official her ,! ^ from fed f ra . Ag Il° ultural , Adjustment Admlnlstratlon - Th*s 13 th maximum number of boabels °P°n which benefit payments will be paid m the county. , Th® county's five year average pro dutcion upon which the above figure is based is 19 820 bushel« gin«, o S „X Ä of the wheat crop which is used do mestically for food - lhe county's allot TStoS » Ä* to five ^ ear avera ge production. It is esti matod ^at approximately 54 percent of the Cr °P is 1136(1 domestically for food A benefit payment of 28 to 30 cents srps.-s ■ ÏÂ-Ï •" "T"* " b,. d«g 3 îf a u " y 1156 ^cretary of agriculture "r l* 6 assl S ned a proportionate share upon years. INSTALLS AIR COMPRESSOR AT TIP TOP MINE , „ r . , „ A ' Lotze - f ho 13 operating the Tip -? p 2 11116 30uih of Libby, wak in the Clty „ aturday to take out a new In gerso11 alr compressor that had just ar nvad - 13 to be installed at the mine a ? d W1 increase materially the amount 01 ore tbat can be mined daily. The com Pressor will be operated with a gas en 8me. Lotze is well pleased with prospects at the mine, says it is one of the larg ore bodies he has ever seen and «op^ful of developing a paying prop ert y Improving Libby-Troy Road. County Commissioner Brink put Sup ervisor Lamey and his road crew at work Tuesday improving the worst places on the Libby-Troy road between r ikk Cnd stat6 highway out of Libby and Kootenai Falls. The road way will be gravelled in some places and other work done. This section is al ways more or less rough at this time of the year, bedrock juts up in various places and it is always difficult to do much with it. Any improvement will be much appreciated. Old Timers' Ficnic. The Flathead Pioneer Club, will hold its annual picnic at Lake Blaine Sun day, August 6th. Speakers of the day will be Sen ator Burton K. Wheeler, who will speak on current events. Congressman Joseph P. Monaghan, who will speak on the benefits of the Hungry Horse project. Duncan McDonald will give us the early history of the country. A loud speaker will be provided. Music by Kalispell band, sports, and other entertainments. Basket lunch. Every one invited. Miss Ruth Hostetter, Libby teacber, and her brother are here from their home bvValier, Mont, for a short visit with friends. They are stopping at the M. R. Karnes home.